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MUSEUM RESEARCH



Updated: July 2014

CENSUS (Microfilm)

Federal (Wright County): 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930
Minnesota (Wright County): 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905
Agricultural (Wright County): 1860, 1870, 1880

NEWSPAPERS (Microfilm)

Annandale - Advocate: 1946-1973
Buffalo - Journal: 1888-1903, 1906-1930
Buffalo - Wright County Journal Press: 1930-1973
Cokato - Observer: 1889-1891
Cokato - Commoner: 1892-1896
Cokato - Enterprise: 1896-1986
Cokato/Dassel - Enterprise Dispatch: 1987-2013
Howard Lake - Herald: 1881-1974
NOTE: Not all editions are complete, some pages are illegible.

COUNTY PLAT MAPS

Wright County: 1879, 1901, 14, 15, 30, 31, 32, 42, 52, 56, 62, 96, 99, 2002
McLeod County: 1955
Meeker County: 1897, 1907, 13, 41, 50, 52, 59, 65, 83

DIRECTORIES

Cokato area (including Knapp and Stockholm): 1906, 09, 10, 11, 16, 27, 29, 30
Howato Telephone (Cokato, Howard Lake and Knapp): 1932, 35, 37, 40, 45, 47, 49, 50
Pioneer Telephone: (Cokato, Dassel, and Howard Lake): 1951, 53, 54, 56, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62,
     63-64, 64-65, 65-66, 66-67, 67-68
United Telephone (Cokato, Dassel, Grove City and Howard Lake): 1968-69, 70, 70-71, 72-73,
     73-74, 74-75, 75-76, 76-77, 77-78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

INDEXES

Complete index of all Cokato newspapers, 1889-present.
Name and subject index to Cokato’s First Century
Name index of History of Wright County
Wright County Marriages, 1860 - 1885

YEAR BOOKS


VILLAGE RECORDS (Cokato)

Judicial Dockets: 1884-1936 (Eight volumes total; Incomplete)
Birth Records: 1884-1959 (Those recorded at Cokato City Hall only)
Death Records: 1885-1959 (Those recorded at Cokato City Hall only)

TOWNSHIP RECORDS

The museum has on microcilm birth and death records from the following area townships:
   French Lake
   Cokato
   Stockholm
Please note these records run from about 1871 - 1950 and are not complete.

CEMETERY RECORDS

Albion Evangelical Free Church - Headstone listing
Bethel Norwegian Luth. Church ("Melquist Cemetery") - Headstone map and burial records.
Cokato Village - Lot registry and headstone map
Cokato Evangelical Luth. Church - Lot registry and headstone map
Cokato (nee First) Baptist Church - Headstone listing and partial lot registry
Crow River Mission (aka Birch Lake) - Headstone listing
Finnish Apostolic Lutheran Church - Headstone listing
French Lake Mission - Grave listing
Grace Lutheran Church (French Lake Township) - Grave listing
Immanuel Lutheran Church - Grave listing
Meeker County, Minnesota, Cemeteries (two vol.)
North Crow River (aka Knapp) Lutheran Church - Grave listing
Our Savior's Lutheran Church - Grave listing
Riverside Cemetery of French Lake (aka Sikkala Cemetery) - Grave listing
Saint Ignatius Catholic Church (French Lake Township) - Headstone listing (not complete)
Stockholm Cemeteries (Stockholm Luth. Church & Stockholm Twp.)
Sunset Cemetery (French Lake Township) - Grave listing
Sylvan Cemetery (Middleville Township) - Headstone listing
"Watson" Cemetery (Section 26, Cokato Township) - Headstone listing

CHURCH HISTORIES

The Cokato Museum has directories, anniversary books, etc., from the following area churches:
First Baptist Church (Cokato)
Elim Mission Church (Cokato)
North Crow River Lutheran Church (Knapp)
Stockholm Lutheran Church (Stockholm)
Evangelical Lutheran Church (Cokato)
French Lake Lutheran Church (South Haven)
Albion Evangelical Free Church (Albion)
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church (French Lake)
Immanuel Lutheran Church (French Lake)
Cokato Laestadian Congregation (Stockholm)
Ostmark Lutheran Church (Watkins)
Gethsemane & Swan Lake Lutheran (Dassel)

CHURCH MICROFILM RECORDS

The Cokato Museum has microfilm records from the following area churches:
Evangelival Lutheran Church of Cokato
Finnish Apostolic Lutheran Church (Cokato Twp.)
Grace Lutheran Church (French Lake Twp.)
Immanual Lutheran Church (French Lake Twp.)
Kingston Apostolic Lutheran Church (Kingston)
North Crow River (Knapp) Lutheran Church
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church (French Lake Twp.)
Redeemer Lutheran Church (Kingston)
Stockholm Lutheran Church (Stockholm Twp.)
(NOTE: These records vary in depth and quality, please contact the museum for specific information)

FILES

Subject Files: Information on various Cokato businesses, organizations, and individuals.
Family Histories: Written histories of numerous local families, both past and present.



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