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Lakeside, Minnesota
(Renville County)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Lakeside ...

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 Lakeside (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 Lakeside. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the south 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.

Lakeside is located in Renville County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Renville County: Brown, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Nicollet, Redwood, Sibley & Yellow Medicine.

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

Renville     (The home county for Lakeside)
  Buffalo Lake   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Hector   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bird Island   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Olivia   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fairfax   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Danube   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Morton   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Renville   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sacred Heart   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Essig   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Evan   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  New Ulm   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sleepy Eye   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cobden   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  New Germany   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hamburg   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hazelton   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Norwood   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Norwood Young America   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Young America   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mayer   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Assumption   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hydes Lake   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Watertown   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cologne   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Waconia   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Clara City   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Saint Bonifacius   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lake Lillian   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Atwater   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Blomkest   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Svea   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Kandiyohi   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wilmar   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Willmar   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Prinsburg   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Spicer   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Raymond   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pennock   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  New London   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Stewart   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Hutchinson   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Brownton   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Biscay   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Fernando   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Silver Lake   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Glencoe   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lester Prairie   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Plato   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Winsted   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cedar Mills   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Cosmos   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Darwin   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Litchfield   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dassel   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Grove City   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Forest City   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Eden Valley   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Watkins   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lafayette   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Courtland   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  North Redwood   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Redwood Falls   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Morgan   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Delhi   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Clements   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Belview   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  New Auburn   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Gibbon   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Winthrop   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Gaylord   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Green Isle   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Kimball Prairie   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Paynesville   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cokato   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Howard Lake   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Albion Center   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Waverly   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Montrose   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  South Haven   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Annandale   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Maple Lake   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Delano   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Lakeside ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lakeside.

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 Lakeside covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N St. John's Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Preston Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Evangelical Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Methodist Episcopal Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Zion Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E St. Mortens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Spring Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Knopke - Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Round Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Acoma Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cosmos Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brookfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Friends Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Boniface Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lk. Marion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Peace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Peace Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW St. John's Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hector Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Lakeside ...

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 202 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lakeside.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lakeside, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lakeside.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Lakeside had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Buffalo Lake   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lakeside
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 687 people in 2018)
 - Buffalo Lake had a post office and railroad service
Cedar Mills   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lakeside
 - Cedar Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Stewart   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lakeside
 - 1895 population of 166 people (with 544 people in 2018)
 - Stewart had a post office and railroad service
Hector   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Lakeside
 - 1895 population of 354 people (with 1,056 people in 2018)
 - Hector had a post office and railroad service
Hutchinson   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lakeside
 - 1895 population of 1,414 people (with 13,979 people in 2018)
 - Hutchinson had a post office and railroad service
Cosmos   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Lakeside
 - Cosmos had a post office and no railroad service
Greenleaf   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lakeside
 - Greenleaf had a post office and no railroad service
Brownton   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Lakeside
 - 1895 population of 384 people (with 727 people in 2018)
 - Brownton had a post office and railroad service

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that 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 Lakeside:

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 Renville County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Brown County:     Cyndi's



Carver County:     Cyndi's



Chippewa County:     Cyndi's



Hennepin County:     Cyndi's



Kandiyohi County:     Cyndi's



McLeod County:     Cyndi's



Meeker County:     Cyndi's



Nicollet County:     Cyndi's



Redwood County:     Cyndi's



Sibley County:     Cyndi's



Stearns County:     Cyndi's



Wright County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Minnesota:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Minnesota,
Cemeteries of Renville County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Minnesota   Cemetery Wiki for Minnesota
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Minnesota

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Lakeside ...

While our initial data about Lakeside came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Lakeside in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Lakeside.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Lakeside:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Lakeside. See our Misc Page for Lakeside for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Minnesota

About Renville County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Renville County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

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- Lakeside) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lakeside. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8341, Longitude: -94.5592     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lakeside 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:

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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 Lakeside, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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