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From: "Don Olsen"

Subject: C.A.L. OLSON
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 11:59:24 -0500

I am looking for information on the family of Christian Andreas Lund Olson b. 8 Dec 1838 in Skien, Norway d: 17 May 1908 in Friona, TX. Married Alvilda Rasmussen Dec 1867 in Milwaukee, WI. C.A.L. is a great uncle of mine on my fathers side. He was Auditor of Woodbury County in 1892 and was elected Alderman in 1900. He was survived by the following children: Carrie, Carl, Clarence, Rboert, Ella, Sarah, Dora, John and Edwin.

If anyone has any information on this family please contact me at: or write to: Donald B. Olsen, P.O. Box 116, Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin 54539.



Name: Eric Olsen


My Location: ????

Date: Wed 8/4/2004 2:48 PM


My name is Eric Olsen and I am looking for any information on my Great Grandfather Will Robert Olsen who lived in Woodbury County at some time during 1916. I have and address that I believe was his at 302 Elm Ln. in Glen Ellen, IA and I am looking for any information that you might have on his relations and addresses previous and future (from 1916). Thank you for any help you can provide.


Name: Carma Ragan


My Location: ????????

Date: Thu 9/11/2003 9:41 PM


Looking for Clarence Oviatt whose parents were Lily May Ragan (b. 2 Jul 1866) and Herbert Oviatt (b. ?), Harrison County, Iowa, married 3 Jun 1883 or 1884. 1920 Census records show a Clarence age 25, born Iowa, living in Iowa, Woodbury Sioux City; and Clarence age 36 born Iowa, living in Oklahoma, Garfield County, township of Enid. Alva, Woods County, OK is where a Clarence lived in 1937 when his 97 year old Grandfather Josiah Ragan passed away and he was named as a beneficiary. Our Clarence had two sisters Nellie Oviatt Fugit (whom I believe I have found married to a Tony R. Fugit living in Liberty, Woods, Oklahoma in 1920 with a family Ray, Hazel, Inez, Floyd, Lyle and mother-in-law Lily M. Oviatt). Nellie was 32 which would give her birth year about 1888.and Nora Oviatt Walker and a brother Joseph Horatio Oviatt whom I also think I have found in Blue, Jackson County, Missouri in the 1920 Census at age 35. Have birth record in Harrison County, Iowa 17 Dec 1885 which goes with Herbert and Lily. A little "frosting on the cake", first child is Herbert (his father's name) and second child is Lily M. his mother's name, then a Sidney and a son whose name I cannot read. Now back to Clarence. I have no birth record on him in Harrison County, but there is an indication of an obituary in 1901 for a "child of Clarence Oviatt". The Clarence who is 25 in 1920 in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa may be our Clarence but need something to tie him to Herbert and Lily Ragan Oviatt. Can you help. In the meantime I will return to our LDS Family Research Center here in Richland, WA and pursue more on the 36 year old Clarence Oviatt living in Enid, Garfield, Oklahoma. Hope you can help.


Name: Patricia Hochstetter


My Location: California

Date: Thu 2/15/01 2:36 PM

I am looking for any information on my Grandfather, Clyde Ross Olson, who was living in Sioux City in 1920 with his mother, Carrie, and his stepfather Frank Strong, brother Ira Olson and step-siblings.


Name: Arlon B. Gage



Date: Wed 7/19/00 2:18 AM

 I would like to know if there is an obit in any Woodbury County newspaper for this person: O'Neill, Patrick, born Ireland about 1860, died March 30, 1904, at Correctionville, IA, or vicinity thereof. Served in US Army about 1878-83. Wife Sarah (nee Bacon). Had children, John, Mayme, Dessie, and William.


Name:  Lauri Deninger


Location: Iowa City, Iowa

Date: Thu 6/29/00 3:48 PM

Looking for info on Angeline OSBORN(E) (1864-?), d/o Lewis OSBORN(E) and Rebecca GUILLIAM(S).  Married  Charles SELLMAN (1866-?).  Living in Ida County in 1920, and Correctionville, Woodbury County in 1929.  At least 3 children - George, Melvin and Darrell.  Will be glad to share my info.



Name: Maureen Kavaney Tillman


Location: La Crosse, WI

Date: Thu 6/22/00 3:52 PM

Searching for information on my gggrandfather, Charles O'Neil, b 1821 IRE. Lived in Allamakee Co 1853-1867 when he went to Fort Madison Penitentiary for murder, pardoned and released 1882 - went back to Waukon area, then to South Dakota near grown children till possibly 1896. His wife was Susan Bechtol O'Neil who died in Allamakee Co in 1864 at age 28 leaving 6 children who were basically orphaned 2 years later when Charles went to prison. Charles appears on the 1900 Woodbury Co Federal Census. I was told by a great aunt that he died in Sioux City about 1920. He would have been nearly 100 yrs old - but I think it is safe to say he died there between 1900-1920. He was living alone on the 1900 census. He had sons Charles, William and John, daughters Eliza (my ggrandmother), Sarah and Mary. Can anyone please help us locate a death record? Thank you.



Name: Robert Owen


Location: ?

Date: Mon 5/8/00 2:05 PM

Hi I'm looking to find information on Clyde Marion Owens / Sophia Alia Suhr. I know they were married 1901 in Woodbury . They live in Sioux City. If you can give me any information on the two of them I would greatly appreciate it. I'm looking for there married certificate with details. Thank you for your time,  I am the grandchild to them.



Name: Carol Plotnick


Location: Laurel, MD

Date: Tue 3/14/00 8:49 AM

Looking for the burial site of my great great grandmother, Cornelia SEELEY (SEELYE) OWEN who died 20 February 1905. The only information that I have is "Riverside (Iowa)". In 1870 (Fayette county) census her last name was GRANT. The children were listed as OWEN and there was no male head of household given.



Name: Julie Kobriger


Location: Waterloo, IA

Date:  Fri 3/3/00 9:49 AM

I am searching for a great-great (uncle) grandfather who supposedly owned land in Sioux City but, we haven't been able to find any information on him. I wonder if you can give me the name of a person who would go to the courthouse and try to find some information on this man. His name was Charles O'Neil and we know he died between November 21, 1882 (when he was released from prison) and when his probate was done April 15, 1884. This particular probate was in Waukon, Allamakee County, his g-granddaughter (she died in 1975) thought he was a pioneer in Woodbury County and had owned land there. We don't find any record for him dying in Allamakee, so thought he may have gone to be with family in Sioux City. His sister was Eliza McChesney, and several daughters. He would have been buried in a Catholic Cemetery I think. Do you think there is any hope? Thank you for your time. 



Name:  Mary Deets



Date: Wed 9/15/99 10:55 PM

I am looking for any references to the family of Rev. John & Mrs. Irene Orange who were living in Sioux City in the late 40's and early 50's. He was a Baptist minister and she was a dietitian at a hospital or some such facility there. There were 2 children, Mary and John (JR.?). They moved to Chariton, IA, sometime in the mid-to-late-'50's and on to the Oklahoma City area (where I believe they were originally from). Mrs. Orange re-married a Mr. Brainard after Rev. Orange passed away. The last I heard from her, Mrs. Orange-Brainard was living in Stillwater, OK in the late 80's, but I lost track of the family and now need to find any information anyone may have for genealogical search! Thanks!




Name:  Harriet Ross

E-Mail: dead email

Location: Loves Park, IL

Date: Tue 9/14/99 12:27 AM

Is there anyone in Woodbury Co who can verify a birth in Correctionville from an index at the courthouse or library? I don't really need the birth record - just want to verify that she was born in Correctionville. Her marriage record was the first reference to IA for the family of 12 children. Dolly Pearl Theresa Olson was born 25 Oct 1897 to Peter and Julia (Johnson) Olson, immigrants from Norway in 1876. The rest of the siblings were born in IL and WI. By 1900 they were all in Rockford, IL. Thank you for any help.




Name: Rose


Location: ?

Date: Sun 5/30/99 10:57 AM

I am looking for information on the Andrew Ostermeyer family. Andrew Ostermeyer (1885-1962) was born to Andrew & Theresia (Meier) Ostermeyer. He was married to Catherine Rath (1886-1977).  Most of there 11 children were born in Woodbine, IA.  Several of the children moved to Woodbury Co. settling in the Sioux City area.  I am trying to connect anyone from this family or information on this family who can help me with some further information. 

Name: Tim Rodabaug


Location: ?

Date: Tue 5/18/99 11:27 PM

I am looking for information on Jonathan and Harriet Adams Overhalster. They migrated to Correctionville, Iowa from Lancaster, Pa by covered wagon.  If anyone is researching this family or has knowledge of them please let me know.  Thank you.

Name: Jeff Haakinson


Location: ?

Date: Wed 12/16/98 7:50 PM

HAAKINSON, I am looking for any information for my GGGF Mathias HAAKINSON, born 18 Aug 1856 in Norway, married Amelia Olson on 6 May 1857, died on 2 may 1911 in Sioux City Iowa. He is buried in Climbing Hill, Woodbury Co, IA. My GGF was Walter Edward HAAKINSON, born 31 Mar 1867 in Wisconsin. He moved to Sioux City, Iowa. He died on 24 Aug 1941 in Sioux City, Woodbury Co, Iowa and is buried in Climbing Hill IA. Walter had 4 kids: Clarence HAAKINSON, Mary HAAKINSON (LIVERMORE), Florence. HAAKINSON (MACK), and Roy HAAKINSON. I am looking for anyone related or any information on the family. 


Name: Betty Ann Wells


Location: Groveport, OH, USA

Time: Sunday, November 30, 1997 at 18:35:21

Comments: Interested in finding information about the Joseph OLIVER family that lived in Sioux City, Woodbury, IA. Joseph married Elise (Elizabeth) HANSON abt 1896. She died 5 May 1956 in Sioux City. They had one son who was burned to death. Would especially like to know more about the son. Have a lot of information on the HANSONs, and am willing to freely share. 




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