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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Minnesota|Minnesota]] > Steele County''  
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{{Minnesota-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Minnesota|Minnesota]] > Steele County''  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.steele.mn.us/ Steele County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;111 E Main Street<br> Owatonna, MN 55060<br> Phone: 507.444.7450&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk District Court has birth&nbsp;and death records from 1870,<br>marriage records from 1855, divorce, probate and court records<br> from 1858; County Recorder has land records from 1858<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Steele County, Minnesota page 368, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1855--'''Steele County was created 20 February 1855&nbsp;from Rice, Blue Earth, and LeSueur&nbsp;Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Owatonna <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1855--'''Steele County was created 20 February 1855&nbsp;from [[Rice County, Minnesota|Rice]], [[Blue Earth County, Minnesota|Blue Earth]], and [[Le Sueur County, Minnesota|Le Sueur]]&nbsp;Counties.
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'''County seat:''' Owatonna <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Populated Places<ref>Steele County Government Webpage. http://www.co.steele.mn.us/about_steele_county/facts_and_figures.html (accessed November 7, 2011).</ref> ====
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===== Cities  =====
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*Blooming Prairie
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*Ellendale
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*Medford
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*Owatonna
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===== Townships  =====
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*Aurora
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*Berlin
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*Blooming Prairie
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*Clinton Falls
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*Deerfield
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*Havana
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*Lemond
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*Medford
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*Meriden
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*Merton
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*Owatonna
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*Somerset
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*Summit
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Dodge County, Minnesota|Dodge]]
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*[[Freeborn County, Minnesota|Freeborn]]
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*[[Goodhue County, Minnesota|Goodhue]]
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*[[Mower County, Minnesota|Mower]]
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*[[Rice County, Minnesota|Rice]]
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*[[Waseca County, Minnesota|Waseca]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~22546~750059:Map-of-Steele-County---Published-by?sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No&qvq=w4s:/where/Minnesota;q:steele%2Bcounty;sort:Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No;lc:RUMSEY~8~1&mi=0&trs=2 1874 Map of Steele County]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== '''Civil War'''  ====
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Civil War service men from Steele County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Steele County.
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:- [[1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company G.
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry]], Company C.
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company F.
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:- [[10th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|10th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company A.
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:- [[2nd Minnesota Company Sharpshooters|2nd Minnesota Company Sharpshooters]], Second Company only.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://owatonna.com/ Owatonna People's Press] ( February 1969- Current; Daily)
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Societies and Libraries<span style="display: none;" id="1320729436851S" /> ==
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*[http://www.steelecohistoricalsociety.org/ Steele County Historical Society]
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=201688&subject_disp=Minnesota%2C+Steele&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
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*[http://genforum.com/mn/steele/ Steele County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)
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*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Steele|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}[http://www.steelecohistoricalsociety.org/about.php <br>]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnsteele/ Steele County GenWeb]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Revision as of 17:02, 2 August 2012

Template:Minnesota-stubUnited States > Minnesota > Steele County

County Courthouse

Steele County Courthouse
 111 E Main Street
Owatonna, MN 55060
Phone: 507.444.7450 

Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1870,
marriage records from 1855, divorce, probate and court records
from 1858; County Recorder has land records from 1858[1]

History

Parent County

County seat: Owatonna [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places[3]

Cities
  • Blooming Prairie
  • Ellendale
  • Medford
  • Owatonna
Townships
  • Aurora
  • Berlin
  • Blooming Prairie
  • Clinton Falls
  • Deerfield
  • Havana
  • Lemond
  • Medford
  • Meriden
  • Merton
  • Owatonna
  • Somerset
  • Summit

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Steele County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Steele County.

- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company G.
- 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry, Company C.
- 3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company F.
- 10th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company A.
- 2nd Minnesota Company Sharpshooters, Second Company only.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Steele County, Minnesota page 368, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Steele County Government Webpage. http://www.co.steele.mn.us/about_steele_county/facts_and_figures.html (accessed November 7, 2011).