Histories of Dodge and Olmsted County Families


Books about Dodge / Olmsted Counties Residents

Here’s a growing list of books that researchers have Published (Print) about their own Norwegian-American Family Histories. (Please contact me if you know of more print publications about residents of Dodge / Olmsted counties.

  • John A. and Jane Kyhl Beekman, Brief Histories of the Folkestad, Larson, Grinde, and Tvedt Families of Norway, Wisconsin and Minnesota and Their Ancestors and Descendants. Muncie, IN: The Authors, 2013.
  •  Joan Bungum, The Family of Gutorm Larson Hove Bungum 1779-2004. [publication data is needed]
  • joanbungum_bookv2joanbungum_bookv2Cynthia Thompson DeLano, The Barhaugen Olson, Sathra, Gulson and Helgeson Families.Winona, MN: The Author, 2008.

  • Engelstad. The Engelstad Story. [Contributed by Wendell Englestad. I am in need of author’s name and publication data.]


  • Mabel Lee Giffey and Eleanor Webster Robinson, Lee Family History. [S.I. : s.n., 1985] (Lars and Martha (Engebretsdatter) Lee – Rock Dell and No Dak) (copy at St. Olaf College Library)
  • Edna Munson Kral, Families Belong Together: A Compilation of Stories and Data in the Generations of Four Families: Folkestad, Fredrickson, Munson, Vreim, and Lineal and Collateral Relations. 2 volumes. (copies at Dodge County Historical Society and at St. Olaf College Library)
  • Harriet A. Rye Madson, 150 Years in “Amerika”: The Story of Grovum – Ouverson/Strømme – Halvorson Families. (Second ed.) Mesa, AZ: [The Author], 1993.
  • Harriet A. Rye Madson, Celebrating 150 Years in “Amerika”: The Story of Rye/Methus/Sanderson/Svensrud, Swenson/Johnson/Paulson Families. Mesa AZ: [The Author], 1996.
  • Dave Mohn, Genealogy of the Tosten and Anna Kittleson Moen (Mohn, Moon) Family. The author, Nov 2000
  • Harry Mohn, (booklet about the Torgrim T. Mohn Family)
  • Steven J. Monson, Henry and Anna Monson: The Life and Times of Henry and Anna Monson and their Family in Minnesota, 1856-1936. Brooklyn Park, MN: The Author, c 2007.
  • Andrew G. Nelson, Genealogy and History of the Nelson Family: 1378-1928. [Kasson, Minn.: Nottage Bros.], 1928. (copy at St. Olaf College Library)
  • Thanks to a Nelson family descendant, Dr. Marc F. Hansen, the full PDF text of this book is linked below:

Genealogy and History of the Nelson Family by Andrew G. Nelson

  • Inez Paulsrud, Kristen and Ragnhild Eriksen. [Montevideo, MN]: The Author, 1995.

  • Steinberg, Jay M. and Dorothy E. (Bergh) Steinberg, Autobiography by Pastor Olai O. Bergh of Ostfold County, Norway and Volga, SD, USA (March 14m 1852 – March 8, 1930) and Bergh Family History. Kent, WA: Jay M. and Dorothy (Bergh) Steinberg, 1993 (copy at St. Olaf College Library)
  • Darrell L. Trygstad, Johannes og hans hustru Guruanna (“Johannes and His Wife Guruanna”): A Book About the Families and the Heritage of Johannes Pedersen Trygstad and Guranna Olsdatter Jermstad. Lakeville, MN: Gold Mine Dezine L.L.C., 2001
  • Cecil Vincent, comp., with the assistance of Dagmar (Hellen) Vincent and Sheridan E. Vincent, Three Families from Norway: Hellen Family, Brumo Family, Bungum Family. Ancestors and Descendants. Rochester, NY: The Author, 1997

  • Viktor Ottman Wilson,The Family of Edward and Anna Otterness Wilson: A Descendant Genealogy and History.