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Our Genealogy Helper for Hope ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Hope (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Hope. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Hope is located in Steele County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Steele County: Dodge, Freeborn, Goodhue, Mower, Rice & Waseca.

Below are the counties that are near Hope. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Hope:

  DirDistance
Steele     (The home county for Hope)
  Ellendale   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Owatonna   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Blooming Prairie   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Medford   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Rice Lake   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Blue Earth
  Pemberton   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Smiths Mill   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Saint Clair   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Madison Lake   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Eagle Lake   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mapleton   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mankato   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Good Thunder   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Skyline   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Dakota
  Castle Rock   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dodge
  Claremont   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Dodge Center   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hayfield   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  West Concord   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Kasson   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mantorville   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Faribault
  Wells   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Minnesota Lake   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Walters   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Easton   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Kiester   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bricelyn   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Delavan   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Freeborn
  Geneva   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Clarks Grove   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hollandale   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Freeborn   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Albert Lea   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hayward   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Alden   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Glenville   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Conger   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Goodhue
  Kenyon   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dennison   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wanamingo   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pine Island   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Zumbrota   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Le Sueur
  Waterville   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Elysian   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Kilkenny   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Marysburg   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Le Center   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cleveland   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lexington   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Heidelberg   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Mower
  Lansing   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Waltham   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mapleview   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Austin   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Brownsdale   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Sargeant   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Renova - Historic   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dexter   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rose Creek   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Elkton   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lyle   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Adams   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Nicollet
  North Mankato   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Olmsted
  Byron   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Shanty Town   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Post Town   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Genoa   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oronoco   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Stewartville   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Rice
  Moland   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Morristown   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Warsaw   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Faribault   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Cannon City   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Nerstrand   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dundas   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Northfield   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lonsdale   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Trondjem   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Webster   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Waseca
  Vista   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  New Richland   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Waseca   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Wilton   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Waldorf   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Alma City   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Janesville   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Mitchell (IA)
  Carpenter (IA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Toeterville (IA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Winnebago (IA)
  Scarville (IA)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lake Mills (IA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Worth (IA)
  Silver Lake (IA)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Northwood (IA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bristol (IA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Hope, see our County-by-County Page for Hope.

Cemeteries Near Hope ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hope.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Hope covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Oak Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Danish Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Steele Center Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Zion Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bohemian Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Berlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holy Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lemond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Danish Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE St. Ansgars Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Degner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Otisco - Lemond Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pontoppidan Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW First Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mueller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bohemian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bohemian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brase Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Le Sueur River American Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Clark Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Danish Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Aurora Twp. Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Geneva Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Aurora Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Otisco Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Vista Swedish Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Vista Covenant Church Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW St. Aidens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE German Methodist Episcopal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Havana Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Hope ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 194 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hope.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hope, there are papers which were published within 34 miles [54.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hope.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

While we didn't find Hope in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hope.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Hope, with the one closest to Hope listed first.

River Point   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hope
 - River Point had a post office and no railroad service
 
Steele Center   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hope
 - Steele Center had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lemond   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hope
 - Lemond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pratt   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hope
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Pratt had a post office and railroad service
 
Bixby   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Hope
 - Bixby had a post office and no railroad service
 
Geneva   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Hope
 - 1895 population of 290 people (with 538 people in 2018)
 - Geneva had a post office and no railroad service
 
Havana   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hope
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Havana had a post office and railroad service
 
Owatonna   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hope
 - 1895 population of 3,849 people (with 25,766 people in 2018)
 - Owatonna had a post office and railroad service
 
Meriden   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hope
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Meriden had a post office and railroad service
 
Bath   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hope
 - Bath had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Hope. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hope in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Hope:

These websites are specific to Minnesota:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Minnesota State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Minnesota to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Steele County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blue Earth County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dakota County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dodge County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Faribault County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Freeborn County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Goodhue County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Le Sueur County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mower County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Nicollet County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Olmsted County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rice County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Waseca County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mitchell County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Winnebago County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Worth County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Minnesota:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Minnesota,
Cemeteries of Steele County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Minnesota
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Minnesota
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Minnesota, for Steele County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Minnesota
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
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Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Steele County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hope. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Steele County: www.co.steele.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hope) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hope. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hope

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hope. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.9619, Longitude: -93.2760     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hope have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Hope, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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