Family Histories

Interest in genealogy is very high, and assistance with our contacts’ efforts constitutes a large part of the work of the Iron Range Historical Society and is very much appreciated by our patrons. The Iron Range Historical Society owns directories of people who lived in the larger Iron Range cities from 1899 (the first ever printed) to recent times. These have valuable information for family historians.

Thousands of Iron Range obituaries unique to the Iron Range Historical Society have been alphabetized, mounted in binders and cataloged from 1979-present for easy access by genealogists and family historians.

Our Society also owns at least 70 Iron Range family histories donated by individuals. These include the biographies of some prominent local residents. These are also available to researchers unless they are restricted by the family (an asterisk next to a name indicates which family histories are restricted or unavailable).

Biographies
Last Names
Abrahamson, Julius
Adlesic
Auel, Rosalie
Bolf
Barnard, John T.
Butler
Bell, William J.
Dahl
Blatnik, John
Eaton
Bratulich, August H.
Esala
Carnegie, Andrew
Faith*
Culkin, William E.
Goodspeed
Devich, Andrew
Gulbranson*
Enstrom, Eric
Harri*
Erickson, Christopher
Juten
Fabin, Gus
Kantalina
Feigh, Thomas
King*
Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley
Kosti
Grebenc, Tony
Krause
Greenberg, Morris
Lager*
Greene, Kenneth R.
Lambert
Griggs, Richard L.
Lamppa
Haenke, W.F.
Liimatta*
Haney, Carol
Mannikko
Hoel, Alfred
McCarthy*
Jakel Family
Merritt
Jones, Helen T.
Morrison
Koski, Mayme Beck
Mulholland
Koskie, John
Nelson
Krulich, Anne Elizabeth
Norvold*
Lappala, Risto
O'Brien*
Lindback, Verner/Varmar
Osmundson
Longyear, John M.
Perham*
Malone, Vernon
Pietila
Maryland, Victor
Roland
Merritt, Leonidas
Saari*
Molter, Dorothy
Sherman
Nelson, Dr.
Sipola
Niemi, Heiki "Henry"
Sten
Nisen, Louise Sever
Stern
Oberg, Victor
Stimac
Ojala, William R.
Stocker
Paulucci, Jeno
Tanner
Prebilic, Michael J. Sr.
Trezona
Purvis, Charles Sumner
Rossman, L.A.
Saari, Katri J. Laakkonen
Samargia, Joe
Shannon, Msgr. James P
Shipman, Charles Goodrich
Spring, John
Stimac, Stephen
Stone, Anna
Stuntz, George
Suomi, Prof. Verner E.
Tikander, Wilho
Tower, Charlemagne
Volcansek, Max J. Jr.
Walta, Otto
Wicklund, Albin & Ellen
Wiita, Jon
Wilson, Eugene
Zabrocki, Albin