Started by Beth Gatlin. Last reply by Theresa Hubbell Jul 13, 2011. 3 Replies 0 Likes
Hi everyone! I recently discovered that my Irish immigrant grandparents might have come over with the Irish American Colonization Company started by John and Walter Sweetman in Currie, Murray, MN. Is anyone researching this bit of Minnesota history? I'm looking for a list of colonists. I believe the venture started around 1880 (applications) and emigrants were transported 1881-1884. I know that Walter Sweetman married a colonist's daughter, and became a prominent citizen in St. Paul, MN. My grandparents were Henry and Sarah Murphy. Sarah's siblings might have come over with the IACC also: Stephen, James, and Anne Byrne.
I am not positive, but I think they are available at the History Center in St. Paul. You should look over their website and perhaps contact them to make sure.
I think Myrna is referring to naturalization records.
On my way to MN soon. Where would I look for Declarations of Intent: state or county records?
Thank you Annelie!
I will add this information to my project about the Swedes of Pope County. I have some of it posted on my website, but not much of it yet. Eventually I hope to have it all there.
I have a emigrant from Falbygden who dead in Pope Co, MN.
Carl Johan Rosengren B 2th May 1851 in Lugarp, Åsen, Floby D 27th Oct 1934 in Lowry, Pope Co, MN. His father was a soldier. Don't know so much about his family in US.
The main focus of my Minnesota research is in Pope County, specifically the Swedes who came there. Of course over time the family has spread, so I do a smattering of research all over the state.My husbands family is from southern Minnesota/northern Iowa, and I will be getting into that research as well.
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