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Jeremiah Kimball family papers

 Collection — Box: SC
Identifier: S3162

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of letters, certificates, awards, religious and social materials, family papers, and memorials.


  • 1856-1935


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Jeremiah Kimball came to Duluth in 1869, and homesteaded here in 1877. Kimball was active in the Pilgrim Congregational church, and went to Huron, South Dakota as a missionary for a time.  He returned to Duluth in 1900, and was a founder and deacon in the Pilgrim Congregational Church.

He was married to Nancy W. Kimball and their children included Anna M. Kimball and Edward L. Kimball.

Information about the Kimball property: 1872, Jeremiah Kimball homestead of NW quarter of Section 12 (US District Land Offices, Tract List for Township 50 Range 15, Vol. 3, Page 195, Roll 1 of Microfilm SAM 46 at Minnesota Historical Society) This is the piece of land for which there is a certificate in the papers identifying it as 160 acres.

1894, Nancy W. Kimball and her husband Jeremiah Kimball (of Hinton, South Dakota) deeded a half-acre in the NW quarter of Section 12, Township 50 Range 15, to the School District No. 6 of St. Louis County, MN. Title was for school use only. At end of school use title was to revert to the grantors or their heirs. This land was on south side of Swan Lake Road, along west edge of Section 12.


0.25 Linear Inches

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The collection consists of letters, certificates, awards, religious and social materials, family papers, and memorials.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at or 218-726-8526.


This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library, and are on permanent loan from the St. Louis County Historical Society.

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Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526