Todd County

Main Street, Browerville Minnesota, 1910, Courtesy of MN Historical Society

Locations Where Poles Settled in Todd County include:

Towns: Browerville, Long Prairie
Townships: Burleene Township


County-Wide Resources

Vital Records and Land Records

The County Recorder and Registrar of Titles is responsible for birth, marriage, death and land records in Todd County.

U.S. Bureau of Land Management

The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management has General Land Office Records where you can pick the state and county, then type a surname. If an ancestor purchased land, you will likely be able to see the document and details about the land and purchase.

Historical Society and Public Libraries

The Historical Society and county public libraries provide resources related to genealogy and the history of Todd County.

General Genealogy Links

The following are websites with general resources and genealogy information about Todd County:


Books

TitleAuthor/publishercomments
History of Morrison and Todd Counties –
Their People, Industries and. Institutions
Clara K. Fuller
B. F. Bowen and Company, 1915
Online link to book
Family Maps of Todd CountyGregory A. Boyd
Arphax Publishing
Link to surnames in the book

PGS-MN Newsletter Article

(You will need to scroll down to the page indicated to find the article within the newsletter link)

newslettertitle/Authorpage
Spring 1995Tryba in Minnesota – Thomas Tryba
by Stanley W. Kava
(family came from Pilzno in Galicia)
6

Maps

Plat maps are helpful in showing who owned the land that year. Click on the area you are interested in until you get to the detail level with names.


Browerville

Polish immigrants in Browerville started arriving in 1870 from the village of Strzelce Opolskie in Upper Silesia, which is 19 miles southeast of the city of Opole. The area was Polish ethnically and one reason for emigration was the attempted Germanization of the region.

General Genealogy Links

The following are websites with general resources and genealogy information about Browerville:

Historic Newspaper

The Browerville Blade was in print from 1941-2017.

PGS-MN Newsletter Articles

(You will need to scroll down to the page indicated to find the article within the newsletter link)

NewsletterTitle/Authorpage
Winter 1997Relatives in Browerville?
Dr. Gregory J. Gazda
7
Fall 1999Full Circle: Polish Catholics in Browerville, MN
by Harry McOuat
8

Long Prairie

General Genealogy Links

The following are websites with general resources and genealogy information about Long Prairie:

Book

TitleAuthor/PublisherComments
Long Prairie (Images of America)by Jeff Lucas
Arcadia Publishing, 2018
Link to order

Current Newspaper


Burleene Township