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1996 Queries

Susan Helgeson Oct 19 1996

I believe that my grandmother's sister lived in Kensington, MN at the end of her life and I think I may have found her in the Soc. Sec Death Index. The person I am looking for was born in Sweden, in Oxaback parish, just south of Boras. Birthdate 20 December 1895. Her birth name was Tekkla Sofia Andersdotter (would have been Anderson in the US). The person in the SSDI was Tekla Norlien, died December 1976. I visited Kensington in the 50ies with my mother and grandmother to visit a sister of my grandmother, but I thought it was her sister Ida (born Ida Paulina Andersdotter on 12 June 1891). I do not know her married name. It's possible both sisters lived there. Anyone knowing anything abouteither Ida or Tekla, please contactme by email

COMMENTS: Considerable information gathered and sent by the Douglas County Genealogical Society

Leslie Nutbrown Oct 25 1996

My ancestor was Rufus COLBY who was living in Alexandria, Douglas County in 1870 according to the census. I assume he died before the next census and I am hoping to find his death. Can someone offer any suggestions

COMMENTS: No death information found on this Colby although other data on the family is on file in the DCGS/DCHS library.

John R. Donahue Nov 11 1996

Looking for information on Orville O. Johnson and Esther L. Johnson. Haveinfo on sons Arthur E. & George. Would like to know if other siblings. Orville & Esther's birth date, dates of death. Also would liketo know Esther Johnson's maiden name.

COMMENTS: Information sent by DCGS.

Allison Stanhope Dec 2, 1996

ZIESKE, NASS, ANDERSON, BURKE, LINSER, KEMMITZ, LEE, and MILLER. Lookingfor connections to Wilhelm and Carolina Wilhelmine BURKE ZIESKE. They wereresidents of Hutchinson and Acoma Town. Wilhelm and Carolina were married in 1867 at Hutchinson, McLeod Co, MN. They were both working on the samefarm when they met and were married there. There is a reference of Carolina's father being Carl BURKE. Wilhelm and Wilhelmine had the following children: Albert, Emma, Fred, Herman, Minnie, Rosalina, Louisa. Wilhelm and Wilhelmineboth died in Douglas county and are buried there. Their son Herman married Hilma ANDERSON. Apparently her step father was Mr NASS. Who is Hilma family and what happened to Mr ANDERSON? I would like to connect with other descendants on these families.

Kevin Kuchenbecker Dec 17 1996

I am looking for information on my great grandparents, Johan and Matilda Kuchenbecker. They had six children. Ernest, Otto, Clarence, John, Earl and Minnie Kuchenbecker. Minnie was born November 30, 1883 and died in March 1967. Her SSN is 472-60-2581. Her last residence was Elbow Lake, Grant County, MN. She is the sister to my grandpa John Kuchenbecker. Any information onKuchenbecker's would be greatly appreciate. Thank you in advance for you assistance.

COMMENTS: Very little found by Douglas County Genealogical Society; suggest checking Grant County as some of the family lived there

John DonahueDec 28 1996

Looking for COONS, Jane b. 1835-? Last record 1875 MN State Census, Osakis Twp. Also her children Grant, Bertram, Ulysses, and Ella COONS. TRUMBLE, Eliza married Robert BARKER, 17 Oct 1873 in Alexandria, MN. Have picture of Eliza taken abour 20 years later with no location. TRUMBLE, Caroline b. 1862-? Last record also 1875 MN State Census, Osakins TWp. Would appreciate any info on these relatives.

Verne W Whittaker Dec 27 1996

Looking for info on Buell G. WHITTAKER, his son John Wesley WHITTAKER and his wife Mareline and their children. Daughters Anna and Alma were born 17 NOV 1875 in Alexaner, Douglas County, MN, a son Willian was born 4 MAR 1877, somewhere in MN, a son Wesley was born 19 DEC 1879 in Wycoff, Fillmore Cty, MN. 1880 census, in Rochester, Olmstead Cty. Daughters Albertha Hortense, b 4 FEB 1881, and Blanche M. b. 28 JAN 1884, in LaGradn Township, Douglas Cty. Daughter Nellie, b. 9 NOV, in Henning in Otter Cty. Family later moved to Eagle Bend in Todd Cy. We think that daughter Alma WHITTAKER died (1889-1893) while the family lived in Eagle Bend in Todd Cty. Will share info. My address is: 35586 Hendricks RD, Creswell, OR, 97426, or,

Corinne JohnsonDec 30 1996

I am interested in finding information regarding my great grandmother who died in 1937 in Parkers Prairie?? she last lived with her daughter Lillie Looker but I have not been able to find the exact place of her death. I have an obituary but no newspaper name. Her name was Louisa Steffen wife of William Steffen who came to Spruce Hill, Douglas County in 1974 to Homestead from Philadelphia. Any information about the family would be appreciated. There were articles published in some paper about the early life of Lillie Looker.

COMMENTS: Information researched and sent by Douglas County Genealogical Society

Karen YakelDec 31 1996

GUTSMAN: My great grandmother was Wilhemia Gutzman Karnopp. She lived in Wisconsin, but was supposed to have relatives in Alexandria. She was born June 7, 1837 in Prussia. She died April 4, 1897, Prarie DuChein Wisconsin. I would appreciate any information that may be a connection. Thanks.

COMMENTS: Nothing found by the Douglas County Genealogical Society to link the query names with Gutzmans in Douglas County.

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