ST. BONIFACIUS AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
To collect, preserve and interpret evidence of the past.
We are a young organization that got started in 2001. Nothing had been
done researching St. Boni history before that time. We have
accomplished much since that time as you can see below.
We meet quarterly on the 3rd Thursday of the month in the
City Council Chambers at 8535 Kennedy Memorial Drive at 10:30am in Feb.,
May, Aug., and Nov.
We have nearly 200 members. Cost: $15.00 a year. This entitles members
to many benefits: Members will receive by mail an outstanding quarterly
Newsletter written by our historian researcher and author, Mr. Ken Heitz.
The letter includes interesting stories about our history, what we are
currently working on and other features. As a member you have the
satisfaction of contributing to the preservation of St. Boni's history.
(Perhaps you will read about your ancestors) Members do not have to be
active. We have members from all over the United States.
We have 3 books for sale at $10.00 each or all 3 for $25.00. They can be
purchased at our City Hall.
German Home: St. Bonifacius, Minn....a case study of
German settlement on the Minnesota frontier in the mid-nineteenth
Kenneth Heitz - 40 pages
Notable Events in St. Bonifacius History 1904-2004:
researched by Ken Heitz. 30 pages. This book has 18
St. Bonifacius, Minnesota Circa 1909: a
glimpse of life at the turn of the century of St. Boni collected from
old newspapers and old postcards by Tom Logelin.
have collected thousands of old photos, documents, letters, newspaper
articles, old diaries, maps, etc. that have been entered into our
computer. Our Software, Past Perfect, has been designed especially for
When one wants to search their ancestors, or other areas
of interest, all we have to do is click the name and all those records
will come up. We have a printer to share copies. Our records are kept
in the Library basement.
We have a library with genealogy books donated by local
families from our area. We have local history books, too. We have a
cemetery records. The Catholic church records are on a Microfiche.
NEED TO DO RESEARCH?
We do not have regular hours. You can arrange by appointment to meet
with one of our active members at the library during library hours. Our
contact person is Barbara Nixon 952-446-1226 email:
DO YOU HAVE HISTORY TO SHARE? We
welcome your old photos, stories, documents, old letters, or anything
historical. Your descendants might appreciate this in the far future.
The editor of our newsletter invites you to contribute stories. he will
edit your writing if you are unsure to publish your own. His contact
9680 Geneva Ave. S.
Greycloud Twp., Minn. 55071
Presently, we are in the process of getting settled because we have
moved out of the old firebarn office. We are setting up our office in
the Library basement.
We are always looking for volunteers. There is no end to
the work needed for Historical Societies.
Contact person: Our Pres. Jay Gregg phone:
Pres. Jay Gregg
Vice Pres: Mel Hoagland
Treasurer: Dale Heitz
Secretary: Marilyn Maloney
3 year term: Barbara Wagener and Ken Heitz
2 year term: Fred Keller and Joan Stoltman
1 year term: Greg Ehalt and Leone Weinzierl