Welcome to McIntosh County, North Dakota

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1900 Info about the census
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1910 Info about the census
1910 Census transcription
1910 Census Images

1920 Info about the census
1920 Census Images

1911 Plat Map Index

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Current Obituaries - Ashley Tribune

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McIntosh County History

Officially the county was organized on March 9, 1883.  But those who lived in it at the time were trappers and hunters.  The military route led from Fort Abercrombie on the Red River to Fort Yates on the west bank of the Missouri river.  Orignainally McIntosh county was a part of Logan county.   When the Dakota legislature decided to separate it from Logan county it got the name of E.H. McIntosh, a prominent member of the territorial Council.  The governor of the Territory, Mr. Givert A. Pierce, appointed the following personas as commissioners of the county: W. Lilly, charled Morell, Charles V. Boyse.   John H. Wishek was appointed County Secretary and Land Registrar.  They completed the organization of the county on October 4, 1884.  John Wishek was from Pennsylvania and of German decent.  He was of great help to the German Russian immigrants and enjoyed their high esteem.  During the first years the county was often in great distress, as also were its first settlers.  There were terrible droughts and thus came the need of seed, even flour for the people and the simple necessities of life.  Only after years of hardship did conditions improve.  In the course of years the Germans from Russia who becae the majority of the county's population also managed the county.   The first county seat was Hoskins. In November 1887 it moved to Ashley. 

Army National Guard Independent Order of Odd Fellows Veterans List
Goldenrod Rebekah Lodge Churches American Legion
Legislators Ashley Jubilee Postmasters

McIntosh County Families

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Pioneer Biographies - ABELL - GIEDT Pioneer Biographies - GOEBEL - KREIN, C Pioneer Biographies - KREIN, J - SCHMALZ
Pioneer Biographies - SCHMIDT - WOLFF Spitzer Family Timm Family

Tribute to Wishek Pioneer Families

Gedcom Files Guestbook Obituaries Surname Registry

McIntosh County Communities

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1895 Map of McIntosh County Wishek Wishek Home Page 1 Wishek Home Page 2
Ashley Venturia Zeeland Lehr

Important North Dakota Genealogy Sites


AHSGR . . . American Historical Society of Germans From Russia
Census - 1885 Territorial
Clerk of Court
Cyndi's list of North Dakota genealogy sites on the internet
Dept. of Health, (Birth, Death & Marriage Records)
Famous & Infamous Germans From Russia
Germans from Russia Heritage Collection
GRHS  . . . German Russion Heritage Society
Naturalization Records Index
ND AHGP Project
ODESSA . . . a German-Russian Genealogical Library
Odessa 3 Search

The person responsible for McIntosh County is Tim Stowell.  Please contact me, if you would like to contribute your information (surnames/lookup sources) to this page.

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