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Microfilmed Church Records from LDS


Town or




Immanuel Lutheran Church Gaylord 1882 Fiche 6088973 church history
St. Brendan Catholic Church Green Isle 1867 1703912, 1703913 1881-1990
St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church Winthrop 1943 1704018 1916-1990
St. John's Catholic Church Faxon Twp 
(Belle Plaine P.O.)
1859 1703912 1908-1990
St. John's Lutheran Church
(Originally Evangelical Lutheran of Prairie Mount)
Arlington 1856 1843764, 0928141 1853-1973
St. Joseph's Catholic Church Henderson 1860 1704015, 1704016 1899-1990
St. Mary's Catholic Church Arlington 1880 1704016 1882-1990
St. Michael's Catholic Church Gaylord 1886 1704018 1915-1990
St. Paul's Lutheran Church Henderson 1856 1843764, 0928141 1889-1891
St. Thomas Catholic Church Jessenland 1871 1703913, 1704015 1859-1990
St. Willibrord Catholic Church Gibbon 1890 1704017 1903-1990
Trinity Lutheran Church Sibley Twp 1866 0928351 church history

* Please check with LDS card catalog for full description and film numbers before ordering.
Records include Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths.

Swedish American Church Records
microfilm collection at the Swenson Center
List supplied by Martin W Johnson.



Name of Congregation


 Film Number 

Clear Lake Cornish Clear Lake Lutheran Church



MINS 1918-39. MEMB 1895-1952. Fire 1924
Gibbon Severance Augustana Lutheran Church



MINS 1899-1954. MEMB 1899-NOW. M/A '04
Gibbon Severance Clear Lake Baptist Church



MINS 1884-1960. MEMB 1871-1957
Winthrop Transit Evang. Covenant Ch.



HIST 1891-1941, MINS 1891-1936, MEMB '91-11
Winthrop Cornish First Lutheran Church



MINS 1884-1960. MEMB 1884-1939 MEMB 1884-1939, M/A '87-44
Bernadotte Nicollet Co. Bernadotte Luth. Ch.



MINS 1866-1942, MEMB 1878-1945, M/A 1886-1934

I have been told "You can buy copies of the church records from which ever church archives, the records are in, if you get a letter of permission from the church on film". You would have to contact the Swenson Center for specific records and/or ordering details.

Sibley County 
USGenweb Archives

Document description USGenweb Sibey County Archives
List of Century Farms of Sibley County and when they were founded. Minnesota Genweb Archives
A list of Civil War soldiers of Sibley County. Minnesota Genweb Archives
A list of Graduating names of Winthrop High School (1903 - 1950). contact Hap Anderson - (include "Winthrop High lookup"in subject line)
St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Arlington, Sibley Co., MN Minnesota Genweb Archives
Obituaries submitted by Dwight Grabitske Minnesota Genweb Archives
Sibley County, Minnesota 1883 List of Pensioners on the Roll Minnesota Genweb Archives
Assumption Lake Catholic Church cemetery, which is in both Carver and Sibley county is listed on my web page. Debbie Boe Debbie's Genealogy Library


In October 1919, ten Arlington citizens organized and incorporated the Arlington Amusement Club for the purpose of establishing and maintaining "a pavilion suitable for dancing and other amusements." The first officers elected were: August Huckenpoehler, president; William R. Mueller, vice-president; A. W. Scharping, secretary; and E. L. Bauer, treasurer.

In January 1920, the organization advertised for sealed bids for the construction of a pavilion "66 x 120 feet" to be built in Arlington. In March, the Arlington Amusement Club reported that it had several acres of land near the Village Park for the pavilion. The frame building with an arched roof measuring 66 x 120' would have a dancing floor measuring 66 x 98' which was considered "ample room for the dancers."

The contract for construction of the pavilion was awarded to Charles Guetschoff of Gaylord, and he and his crew began work on the pavilion in April 1920. Although delayed somewhat by poor weather in the beginning and experiencing some damage in a severe storm in late May, the crew managed to finish the building in June just in time for the grand opening.

The Arlington Amusement Club engaged Henry Mielke and "the celebrated New Germany Orchestra" for the 1920 season, and the opening dance was held on Saturday, June 19th . The Arlington Enterprise reported that the opening dance "was a most successful event from every point of view." Approximately 500 tickets had been sold and "large crowds attended from nearby towns and the country side some also coming from quite a distance." The newspaper added that Arlington Amusement Club was well satisfied with the results of their first dance.

The Arlington Sesquicentennial Committee is looking for your memories of this building and events there. The stories will become part of the Arlington Sesquicentennial book to be published in 2006 celebrating 150 years of Arlington history. Written stories can be dropped off at Arlington State Bank, mailed to the Sesquicentennial Committee at Post Office Box 925, Arlington, Minnesota, or e-mailed to (be sure to put SESQUICENTENNIAL in the subject line).

Arlington Historical Society 2004