Chisago County, MN
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BJORK posted by
Art Johnson on Saturday, June 1, 2002
Carl Bjork, Wyoming
Twp, Chisago Cty., arrived from Sweden 1863; died 1913. Member of Swedish
(Zion) Lutheran Church.
WILKES posted by
Heidi Ann Pfannschmidt on Sunday, April
My names I am researching are
CLOVER, WILCOX, WILKES, REED, FURMAN,
BOYCE, and related families
OLSON posted by
Diane Lancaster-Lovejoy on Tuesday, March
Looking for information on Emma (maiden name unknown)
Olson/Dahl/Carlson. She was married
to a DAHL who died while she was pregnant with my grandfather.
She married a CARLSON who adopted my grandfather giving him the last
name CARLSON. His first name was Alfred and he was born January
14, 1905. I would love any info on any of these people. As far
as I know, they were all of Swedish descent.
by Sam Anderson on Tuesday, February 5,
My GGGrandfather (Gardner Bond COLWELL) was born in NY 11/10/1828
and died/buried in Sunrise MN. I'm trying to find a Obit or death record
identifying his parents. I've found him in the 1880 census in Sunrise. I'm
in Dayton Ohio which creates some difficulty in locating additional information.
Perhaps you can help me or give me some further ideas on how to proceed.
I went through the Chisago county genealogy pages and didn't find anything.
NILSSON posted by
Annette on Saturday, July 13, 2002
Hej! I am at the very beginning of an ancestry search on behalf of my
grandmother, whose maiden name is Lydia ELMSTRAND. She mentioned that
the ELMSTRAND name was "NILSSON" (unsure of spelling), before
some of the family members moved here. She mentioned a Charlie
ELMSTRAND, who came from somewhere in Småland, and his brother
"Gust" whom she thinks is still somewhere in Sweden. My grandmother, Lydia
ELMSTRAND (maiden name), was born and raised in Chisago County. She
married in Isanti County. I will have more information of her
I will be getting more exact information soon, but if anyone as some information,
feel free to e-mail me. Thanks!
STANTON posted by
AL EPPENBAUGH on Monday, May 27, 2002
Frank EPPENBACH Born 6-12-1871 in Chisago County. Married Matie
HARAPAT posted by
Chuckie B on Monday, May 13, 2002
Seeking address (snail and or e-mail) for contacting KAHBAKONG CEMETERY
in order to obtain cemetery records.
Seeking information about or contact with George Earl GAMER family.
George E. and his wife Neva died in 1965. Known children: Jack Albert
GAMER, Fern L. GAMER (md. Charles HARAPAT) and infant
George E. GAMER Jr. (b. and d. 1921). Family lived in Taylors Falls,
posted by Donna Whitman & Richard
Toftness on Friday, April 26. 2002
I am researching the Frederick HARTZ family who farmed near Rush
Lake. I have been told that the family is buried in 'one of those old farm
cemeteries' and it may have the word Gethsemane in the name. Does anyone
know of a location for an old cemetery by this name in the Rush Lake area?
Researching: Toftness, Bartlett,
Whitman, Grubbs, Hardin, Webb, Sanborn, Pusey, Bauler, Hartz
4710 Bonnell Drive
Loveland, CO 80537
JANSON posted by
Karen Holmberg on Tuesday, May 28, 2002
Carl Alfred HENDRICKSON (aka Charles
Hendrickson; aka Karl
Alfred Henrikson; aka
Karl Alfred Janson)
born Dalsland, Sweden, immigrated 1888, filed intention for naturalization
28 Oct 1890 in Chisago, MN Circuit court. He had two children born
in Minnesota (by wife Hilda who was also from Sweden). George
Hendrickson b. 1893
Hendrickson b. 1895
MN. Two daughters were reportedly born in Wisconsin; Lilly
Hendrickson b. 1898
Hendrickson b. 1900
Would appreciate hearing from anyone who has any information on this
family. The family lived in Grantsburg, WI 1900-1905 censuses.
After that time, I can find no trace of any member of the family. I
have an old letter stating Charles may have been killed in a train crash
in St. Louis. When? What happened to the rest of the family?
Would appreciate any help. Charles / Karl was my father's uncle.
NELSON posted by
David L. Nelson on Tuesday, June 4, 2002
I am seeking information about Charles (perhaps born Karl) HOLMBERG,
who emigrated from Sweden. We believe his wife's name was (Hildy??)
DAHLSTROM, and their daughters included Esther HOLMBERG (born
approximately 1900), who married Elmer NELSON. Esther and Elmer lived
in Center City prior to moving to Minneapolis.
by Micheele on Monday, June 17, 2002
Ok, I am having a problem here and hope someone can help me..here goes: I
am seeking information about a John N. HURLEY who purchased land in
Linwood Twp. in 1888. This could be my great grandfather, not sure
though. My grandfather's name is Floyd W. HURLEY (b) 9 June
1894 (d) Nov. 1964. What I know is that John HURLEY like I said before
purchased land in Linwood Twp and I believe that would be Chisago County.
The HURLEYs came from Ireland. I really need some help here.
Thanks so much. Micheele
/ JONSSON posted by Lois Johnson
on Sunday, August 18, 2002
I am looking for info on Peter and Anna JOHNSON (JONSSON) who
arrived in the USA in 1868 and settled in Chisago County, Minnesota. I would
like to know the name of the ship they arrived on, etc. Thank you!
SANDBERG posted by
Janet Schmidt on Friday, February 21,
Looking for information on Frank LAVIN (Frans Johanson) and Eva Lisa
SANDBERG (his wife) who lived in Chisago County, Franconia, MN, from
about 1875 until their deaths in March of 1927 in Taylors Falls.
SWANSON posted by
Deb on Wednesday, July 24, 2002
Im seeking any information about and for descendents of Andrew
LEERHOFF and Minnie Prange LEERHOFF. Andrew was the brother
of my grandfather Heiko Henry LEERHOFF of Allison, Butler Co. Iowa.
Andrew and Minnie moved to Rush City, MN in 1912 and resided there the rest
of their lives. Andrew died in 1952. Minnie died in 1959 and is buried
in First Lutheran cemetery in Rush City. Andrew and Minnie had two
daughters. Velma LEERHOFF - SWANSON who married Lewis
SWANSON and Laville LEERHOFF who married an unknown
Velma LEERHOFF SWANSON -- b. 5 Nov 1902 d. 8 Apr 1992 resided
in Rush City, MN.
Laville LEERHOFF LARSON -- b. 2 Dec 1900 d. Dec 1977 resided
in Duluth, MN.
JOHNSON, STARK posted by Carl C.
Bloomquist on Monday, July 15, 2002
I am searching for information on ancestors, relatives, siblings, etc., of
my paternal grandmother, Alma Maria LINDHOLM. Alma was first
married to my grandfather, Anders / Andrew BLOMQUIST in Chisago
County. Alma and Anders had 4 children; Wenzel, Ragnar, Carl Gustaf
(my father) and Esther. This marriage broke up around 1893. Alma
was living in Clallam Bay, Washington State at the time. She returned
to Harris when she left Anders and lived for a while with Nils Gustaf and
Gustava Charlotta (STARK) BLOMQUIST. Alma subsequently
married Peter JOHNSON. Alma and Peter had one child; Ruth. This
marriage broke up around 1925. Alma then moved to Hutchinson, MN and
lived with her daughter Esther and son Carl Gustaf BLOOMQUIST until
she died in 1942.
Alma's obituary in the Hutchinson Leader lists the following information:
Mrs. JOHNSON (Alma) was 75 years of age when she died. She was
born Jun 8, 1867, in Värmland, Sweden, and grew to young womanhood there,
immigrating to the United States at the age of nineteen. Alma spent
some time in Brooklyn before coming west. At the time of Alma's death
(1942), one sister named Ellen was still living in Sweden. Two brothers who
lived in Michigan and one sister who lived in Eau Clair, Wis., preceded her
in death. Other than Ellen, none of Alma's sibling's names are known.
posted by Jane Worley on Tuesday, July
MAGNUSON, Taylors Falls, MN from 1918 on; also Grove City and Franconia,
MN. Originally from Smaland, Sweden.
by Arnold Scheer on Tuesday, June 18,
Rachel Stanley MAHLEN, (b. ? d. ca 1930) died in Danbury, Burnett
Co., WI. Husband: Charles W. H. MAHLEN. Buried somewhere in Rush City,
MN. Would like name of cemetery and dates for Rachel MAHLEN and any
other MAHLENs there.
by Leonard Nelson on Thursday, January
I am looking for the burial site of my grandfather, Albert A. NELSON
1884-1957 who lived in Chisago City. His wife, Tilly H. NELSON 1887-1919
is buried beside him. I have a photograph of the grave sites. I believe they
are buried in the Chisago City area as my deceased father traveled there
to take these photographs. Any assistance in locating these gravesites is
Leonard Nelson, P.O. Box 482, Ilwaco, WA 98624
STIPES posted by
Daniel Olson on Wednesday, January 30,
Looking for information on Branson STIPES, his wife Eliza POSTON
and their children including their daughter (my gggm) Mary Henrietta b. 1870
(?) in Chisago or Washington Co. and m. Charles RASSAT. Washington
County has no record of Mary's birth. 1870 fed census index MN p. 659 shows
family in Wyoming Township, Chisago County. Any info or help will be appreciated.
Will reciprocate for Dane County, Wisconsin. Thanks.
Daniel Olson email@example.com
NEBEL posted by
Jerry Johnson on Saturday, May 18, 2002
Greetings, My relatives and I are looking for the birth record of my grandmother,
Emma Wilhelmina RUMPEL. She was born, we're pretty sure, in Chisago
County and was raised as Emma GRELL although her father's name was
NEBEL and he had a store in Danewood MN just east of Braham at the
time. His first name is unknown to us. Her birth date was 21 April 1893.
My cousin and I have tried to find a record in both Chisago County as well
as in Isanti County to no avail. Perhaps you can give me some advice as to
how to go about searching for her birth record. She is buried at the East
Rush Lake cemetery in Chisago County.
Thank you for any help that you can give us.
26406 Finley Ave
Wyoming MN 55092 9056
SCHIEFELBEIN posted by
James Schiefelbein on Tuesday, June 25,
I am looking for information on Albert Emil SUCCO, his wife Martha
Johanna L. SUCCO (nee SCHIEFELBEIN) and any of theIr children.
Children that are known of are Julius, Harry and Arthur. any information
on any of these or relations would greatly be appreciated. Both Albert and
Martha were in MN after 1891, should be in Chisago Co.
yearbooks posted by
firstname.lastname@example.org on Friday, May 31, 2002
I have Tigerian yearbooks from Rush City High School, dating from 1957-1969
Update 8/6/2002: Yearbooks 1963, 1965 and 1965 have
been sold for the cost of shipping. All others are still
One has a bad binding and another has a divot on the cover; the rest are
in good to excellent shape.
If you, or someone you know, would be interested in receiving these yearbooks,
please let me know. I'd be willing to donate them to any interested party
for the cost of shipping.
Posted by Judy Billmark on Monday November, 11, 2002 Email:
Looking for information / connection with descendants of Donald MCKAY
and Alexandria (LEXY) FINLAYSON. I believe they died in 1931 in Rush City,
MN. Donald McKay was a brother to my gr grandfather John McKay.
Posted by Derek K. Engelen on Monday November 11, 2002. Email:
I am looking for death/obit information on Carl A. Norman and family
who lived in Rush City during the 1920s and 1930s. Wife was Hilda Marie (Johnson)
and children included Ruth, Carl, Astrid, Eunice, Bernelle and Phyllis.
Carl is believed to have died in 1956 and be buried in the First Lutheran
Cemetery in Rush City. Any information would be helpful. Thanks
Posted by Jerry Nord on Thursday November 14, 2002. Email:
Would like to find information on the following. Fish Lake Luth.Church
and The Fish Lake Bapt.Church Harris chisago Co.Mn. I have a book with
inscription showing my mothers name and a Rev.Enkstrom. Any info would
Posted by Randall Squier on Sunday November 24, 2002. Email:
Request: Information on Gideon Lyman SQUIER. Probably spelled SQUIRE(S).
Lived in Chisago County when enlisted in 1st Minnestoa, company C in
May 1861. Occupation most likely lumberjack or lumber industry.
Pretty sure he did not return to Mn. after being wounded at Gettysburg.
Married and resided in Nicohlson, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania until death
in 1912. Thank you, Randall Squier; email@example.com
Posted by Michael COUTURE on Friday December 13, 2002. Email:
I am looking for information concerning genealogy of John Harrick ENGELMAN
and spouse Caroline both deceased. Formerly Long time Chisago County residents.
Last know address route #1, box 89 ab / Harris, MN. John died aprox.
(1994 to 1996) Caroline aprox. (1988 to 1991). Any information or
assistance would be greatly appreciated. Respectfully, Michael Couture
Posted by Michael COUTURE on Friday December 13, 2002. Email:
I am looking for a birthdate for walter JOHNSON ( his father was august)
probably born around 1880's. Im also trying to find the fathers first
name of Effie, adeline & edgar JOHNSON. I found a kajsa JOHNSON who died
8/17/1925 but i do not have acess to death certificates since i moved from
St. Paul. The wifes name "might" have been anna? They all lived in Chisago
City back in the 1880's to early 1900. I know this is not very good information
to go on . I am not in the area to do my own checking now that i have moved.
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