P.O. Box 146
Lindstrom, MN 55045
The People of Chisago County, 19th Century
This is an extensive collection of biographic sketches
of families who pioneered, settled and lived in Chisago
County. The author, Earl W. Leaf, is renouned for the
shear volume of work he has produced over many
years. This particular project spans seven volumes,
with more than 1,800 pages. It is therefore separated
into more managable alphabetic subsets.
The indexes found below will provide volume and page
locations to quickly locate the specific information. Be
aware the "All names" index is a very large file and may
take some time to download to your computer.
Book 1 - surnames A to D: [2.9-Mb pdf]
Book 2 - surnames E to H: [2.3-Mb pdf]
Book 3 - surnames I to L: [1.5-Mb pdf]
Book 4 - surnames M to O: [1.5-Mb pdf]
Book 5 - surnames P to R: [1.3-Mb pdf]
Book 6 - surnames S to T: [1.6-Mb pdf]
Book 7 - surnames U to Z: [1.0-Mb pdf]
All names - surnames A to Z: [12-Mb pdf]
Burials in Chisago County: [Not online,
This is a compilation of death and burial information
published by Earl W. Leaf in 1994. It contains all
known deaths and burials within Chisago County, MN
up to that point in time.
With the authors permission, and many hours of
volunteers effort, all of this information was
transcribed and uploaded to the Find A Grave
The Find A Grave website supercedes the information
printed in the book and provides the ability to correct
and update the records as new information becomes
available. Visit our cemeteries page to browse all of the
cemeteries, including a county-wide cemetery tour
Chisago Lake Lutheran Church, Center City, MN
Membership Records 1851-1869 Index: [4.4-Mb]
This is an extensive work of original transcriptions by
Karl Olin, translated into English and updated with
additional notes by Earl W Leaf in 2004. The book
contains birth, baptism, marriage, and death
information regarding the pioneer families who settled
in Chisago County. Leaf includes material contributed
by other researchers from correspondence and emails
received over the years. Sue Team, among others, is
specifically mentioned as a contributor.
Research Library Indexes:
We continue to expand our offering of searchable
indexes of the resource materials in our research
library. You can download the pdf file and use Adobe
Reader to read, search, and print items of interest.
Each index contains title and location information to
help us quickly retrieve materials. Copies of relevant
pages are only $0.25 per page plus mailing costs. There
is a minimum charge of $5.00 for this service.
CCHS Research Library Index: [530-Kb pdf]
This is a resource locator that contains the titles and
shelf locations of the variety of printed resources in our
collection, Revision 9.
Chisago Heritage Journal Index: [200-Kb pdf]
The Chisago Heritage Journal is our flagship
publication that is published quarterly. This index
contains references to 30-years of news, history, and
information about Chisago County and it's people
Obituaries Index: [850-Kb pdf]
This is a listing of the obituary copies we have in our
collection. These hardcopies have been clipped from
local newspapers and include both current and former
residents who had ties to Chisago County, MN.
Microfilm Index: [25-Kb pdf]
This listing includes more than 150 titles in our
microfilm collection suplemented with additional titles
held in nearby societies and libraries. A listing of the
status of microfilm equipment is also included (viewer
and/or print capabilities).
Veteran DVDs Index: [48-Kb pdf]
This is a listing of the veteran video interview DVDs
held in our collection. Each DVD is a personal interview
of a veteran who served in the US armed forces. Society
volunteer Don Bungum has conducted nearly 200
interviews for the Veterans History Project. This
project was authorized by Congress in 2000 and is
managed by the Library of Congress, in Washington, D.
The Dalles Visitor ToC & Index: [439-Kb pdf]
The Dalles Visitor was a periodic newspaper published
by Helen McCann White from 1969 through 2008. It
featured articles about current events as well as
historical topics. This multi-part index contains the
table of contents of the individual issues and several
indexes covering the lifespan of the publication. The
Dalles Visitor newspaper was sold in 2008 to Jerry
Boucher of rural Amery, Wisconsin who did not
continue the publication. He has granted digital
reproduction rights to the historical society as a
Life & Times in Taylors Falls Index: [1.4-Mb pdf]
This periodic journal began in 1994 and is published by
the Taylors Falls HIstorical Society. This searchable
index covers its first 5 years. This is a high-quality
publication with many history articles and news items
regarding the St. Croix Valley area and specifically
Taylors Falls, Minnesota.
Chisago County in Three Wars Index: [11-Mb pdf]
This 112-page book published in 1998 by Earl W Leaf
contains biosketches of the 497 young men with
Chisago County connections who served in three wars;
the Civil, Spanish/American, and World War I.
History of Rush City 1903 Index: [11-Mb pdf]
This 136-page book is a collection of weekly articles
from the "Rush City Post", found in the 1903-1904
issues. The editors and publishers were Mrs. Franlin W.
Lee Stone, Mrs. A. F. Stone, and Mrs. Marilla Lee Stone.
This book was republished by Bill Schneider of Rush
City, MN in 1998. This pdf file contains the Table of
Contents, a two-page history, and the full index of
names and places.
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