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Rev Gideon Hollister Pond
Birth: 1810
New Preston
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Jan. 20, 1878
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA

One of Minnesotas earliest settlers, he is credited with building the first house in the area that became Minneapolis (near Lake Calhoun). In 1834 Gideon Hollister Pond came to Minnesota from Connecticut as a Presbyterian Minister to the Dakota Indians (Lakhota Sioux). He learned the Dakota language, wrote a Dakota dictionary and translated the Bible into Dakota. From 1843 to 1852 he ran the Oak Grove Indian Mission, near the Minnesota River, in an area that later became the City of Bloomington. The brick home he built on the site in 1856, has been restored, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. -
Gideon Pond married 1st, Sarah Pouge (1805-1853). In the 1850 census they are listed with the following children in the household: Ruth age 12, Edward R. age 10, Sarah age 8, George age 7, Mary Ann age 6, Elizabeth J. age 3, and Ellen age 1. All the children are listed as born in Minnesota. -
Gideon Pond married 2nd, Agnes Johnson. (Agnes was the widow of Robert Hopkins, also a Minnesota missionary). Gideon & Agnes had children: Herman H. Pond born about 1856, Agnes Pond born about 1857, Gideon H. Pond Jr. born about 1859, Frank Pond born about 1861, Dugold born about 1863, and Scintilla born about 1865.
Family links: 
  Elnathan Judson Pond (1769 - 1845)
  Sarah Hollister Pond (____ - 1865)
  Sarah Poage Pond (1805 - 1853)
  Agnes Carson Johnson Pond (1825 - 1915)
  Ruth Hine Pond Goodrich (1838 - 1905)*
  Edward Robert Pond (1840 - 1925)*
  Sarah Rebecca Pond Ellison (1842 - 1904)*
  George Hollister Pond (1843 - 1866)*
  Mary Margaret Poage Pond Hynes (1845 - 1932)*
  Jane Elizabeth Pond (1847 - 1888)*
  Ellen Pond Miller (1849 - 1930)*
  Hermon Hine Pond (1855 - 1933)*
  Agnes Pond Moir (1856 - 1929)*
  Gideon Hollister Pond (1858 - 1933)*
  Frank Wilson Pond (1860 - 1928)*
  Dugald Stewart Pond (1863 - 1937)*
  Scintilla Sexta Pond Ritchie (1864 - 1953)*
  Jennet Pond Hine (1802 - 1892)*
  Samuel William Pond (1808 - 1891)*
  Gideon Hollister Pond (1810 - 1878)
*Calculated relationship
Bloomington Cemetery
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
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Record added: Sep 06, 2006
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Rev Gideon Hollister Pond
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Gideon Holister Pond was born at New Preston, Litchfield County, Connecticut, June 30, 1810. At an early age he was apprenticed to a carpenter, Jared Frost, where he remained until about fifteen years of age, afterwards making his home with a married sist...(Read more)
 Added: Sep. 7, 2013
with love rest in peace a distant cousin
- GL
 Added: Mar. 17, 2012
In honor of a distant cousin in the family tree. Rest in Peace !
- Cathie S
 Added: Jun. 17, 2011
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