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Gideon Hollister Pond (1810 - 1878)

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Gideon Hollister Pond
Born in New Preston, Connecticutmap
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Bloomington, Minnesotamap
Died in Bloomington, Minnesotamap
Pond-310 created 2 Jun 2012 | Last modified
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This biography is a rough draft. It was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import and needs to be edited.

He was an early missionary among the Sioux in Minnesota.

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Note: The ancestry and descendants of Gideon Pond have been compiled through the research of his daughter Tilla Pond Ritchie, Lyn Ritchie, and Jeff Williamson.

Gideon and his brother Samuel were missionaries to the Dakota tribe, beginning in 1833.

Gideon Pond's diaries from 1853 and 1857-78 have been transcribed and annotated. For a pdf copy, contact Steve at


  • WikiTree profile Pond-310 created through the import of temp.ged on Jun 1, 2012 by Steve St. Martin. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Steve and others.

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On 30 Oct 2012 at 20:36 GMT Steve St. Martin wrote:

I've also transcribed a few of Gideon's letters and papers, and electronic copies are available from me. As far as I know, none of these have been published. Included are letters to or from Franklin Steele, Gov. Ramsey, Thomas Williamson, an account of Joseph Renville, and private comments about the Rev. Frederick Stanley.

Steve St. Martin

On 25 Oct 2012 at 15:44 GMT Steve St. Martin wrote:

Some of Gideon's diaries have been transcribed and annotated. For a free electronic copy, e-mail Steve St. Martin at

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