The pdf contains the Norwegian settlement list during 1860-1862 from Belmont, Christiania, and Des Moines townships in Jackson County, Minnesota, extending along the Des Moines River wooded area to Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa. Thirteen of these settlers were killed in the 24 August 1862 Belmont Massacre. Both Norwegian and Americanized spellings used by these individuals have been included along with birthdates, immigration data, and settlements in America. [The brackets contain the arrival years and land descriptions for Jackson, Minnesota, and Estherville, Iowa.]
Please contact Deb Nelson Gourley if you have any further information about these individuals for an upcoming Television Documentary . . . connecting the dots . . . from their homes in Norway . . . to their wagon train journey to Jackson, Minnesota . . . and the 24 August 1862 Belmont Massacre.
“Erected by the State of Minnesota in the year 1909, to the memory of the pioneer settlers of Jackson County, whose names are inscribed below, massacred by the Sioux Indians in 1857 and 1862”