I'm trying to track the ancestry of my maternal grandmother, Edith SHADE,
nee' STANDAFER. She was born in the 1890's, and I believe died before I was
born in 1961. She was married to Ralph Burdette Shade, who died in 1979.
Any informationou might have would be appreciated.
Jun 25 2001
KARL ALBIN KARLSSON/CARL CARLSSON/CARL CARLSON
Looking for Karl Albin Karlsson, born 1895 i Sweden. Left for Minnesota in
1914 to avoid being drafted. The family has never heard of him since. He
may have spelled his name differently (Carl Carlsson or Carl Carlson, maybe)
and lied about his age since his was young when he ran away from home. Appreciate
any theories - this is an 87 year old mystery still waiting to be solved.
Jun 28 2001
I'm looking for any information on a Scot H. PORTER. He is listed as the
father on my grandfather's birth certificate. My grandfather is Delmar V.
Porter and he was born in the town of Heier September 17, 1907. I don't know
where to locate records of a town that no longer exists. There is Native
American descent. I am also searching that route. 1882 is the closest birth
date I can locate for Scot. Help!!
Jul 06 2001
Who was the father of Bert U. MERRITT of Minn.? Although Ora J. Bragg and
Bert Merritt seem to be frequently listed in their databases, I have not
yet reliably determined Bert's parents. I believe possibly Cassius Clay Merritt
but I don't know. Here is why I have on Bert:
Bert U. Merritt was born about1883, and died May 9, 1964 in Virginia, St.
Louis County, Minnesota. He married Ora Jeanette Bragg 1900, daughter of
Barnabus Bragg and Mary Cornman. Ora was born December 20, 1883 in Lost Creek,
Pierce County, Wisconsin, and died March 2, 1956 in Mountain Iron, St. Louis
Children of Bert Merritt and Ora Bragg were:
2 i. Clinton Herbert Merritt, born January 18, 1905; died April 18, 1979
in Hibbing, St. Louis County, Minnesota.
More About Clinton Merritt: Residence: Pengilly, Itasca County, Minnesota
3 ii. Truman Merritt, born November 19, 1906 in Minnesota.
4 iii. Clyde Merritt, born 1908.
5 iv. Genevieve Merritt, born 1913.
6 v. Inez Merritt, born October 8, 1902.
7 vi. LiAnna Merritt.
8 vii. Ora Merritt.
9 viii. Florence Belle Merritt, born July 24, 1919.
Something I have been trying to figure out for a long time is--who were the
parents of Second Lt. Thomas J. Merritt, died Oct 11, 1944 in Europe? He
entered the Army from St. Louis County and was a member of the 508th Parachute
Infantry Regt. at the time of death. Thomas J. Merritt is listed on the WWII
Veterans Roll of Honor in Duluth, Minn. Not listed on the Roll of Honor is
the fact that he is buried at the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten,
Although I believe that I have pretty decent records on early day Merritt
family members from the Duluth, St. Louis County area, I have been able to
determine who was the father of Thomas J. Merritt.
Jul 08 2001
Looking for info on Adam SAHLBERG, died in Viking, MN, >1940<1950
Jul 08 2001
Looking for a John Mullet (or Mullett) around 1885-1890. Born around 1858
in Ohio, mother was Fanny Mullet Kinnett and father Frederick Mullet.
Jul 14 2001
I am looking for information on Corbin DARBY born November 1895 in Missouri
and died December 1965 in Minnesota, unknown county. Did Corbin Darby have
a wife and children? Any help would be appreciated.
Jul 15 2001
Search for: Wilhelm DALLUGE b.1887, entered MN est.1892. Looking for parents
and information on Wilhelm who m.Opal Clarice Cox...in Texas. Thank you.
Jul 16 2001
I am interested in finding information on the HAWKINS family of Minnesota.
My grandmother was Anna Hawkins,b 10/12/1873 Frankford MN. She married Edwin
KILBURN and they lived in Spring Valley MN. Anna had at least 5 siblings
and perhaps more from a stepmother. Thank you.
Jul 19 2001
I am looking for my grandfather Anders Gustaf BERGSTROM, immigrated to MN
in 1869. I think he first located is Isanti county, but the federal census
seems to be incomplete at that time in that county. I also looked in the
1870 census in Anoka County because I think Cambridge was county seat at
that time. Can you tell me if there is a complete 1870 census for Cambridge
and North Branch, Isanti County? I need to actually look at the census. Thank
Jul 31 2001
Looking for any info on Thomas RYANT/RIANT. Have a good day.
Aug 02 2001
Looking for RONAN family related to KATHERINE McCABE and WILLIAM RYAN (SHANAHAN)
family in Norwalk Connecticut.
Aug 03 2001
Looking for Pearl PERRY or PEERY, born 1891? in Minnesota, father Marion
PERRY or PEERY. Family lived in South Webster, Bloom Twp., Scioto Co., Ohio.
All other siblings born in Ohio. No idea why or where she was born in Minnesota.
Any info appreciated. Rena Dennisonn
Aug 05 2001
I am looking for information on my grandfather, Oscar PETERSON, b. 1/1/79,
died 1944 ish. hailed from the St. Paul area. All I know is that his parents
died when he was about 8 yrs old. Believed to have no brothers or sisters.
Am looking for information on his parents.
Aug 07 2001
I am looking for a starting point for my grandmother's family. Her name was
Alice Melinda ENGAN b 12-Dec-1889 in MN. Her mother's name was Karen Sorenson,
her father's last name was Engan after he came to the US from Canada, before
he crossed the border it was (and I am guessing as to the spelling) Flaudhaus.
Alice Married Jacob FRENCH after W.W.I they lived in MN and she had two children
there, Katherine and William. My father, their oldest child was born in New
Orleans, LA. Alice died Nov 1969. If anyone has any information I would
appreciate hearing from you. Thank you - Karen
Aug 07 2001
LEESON / LISSON - Christopher LISSON b. 1822 in Bandon,Co. Cork m. Catherine
DUKE b. 1821 Clune,Co. Leitrim. They were married and had 3 children in
Wolford,Grenville Co.,Ontario but disappear after the 1851 census. Rumour
is they moved to Mnnesota and spelled their name LEESON as it was pronouced.
I only have initials for two of the children - daughter E.F. (probably Eliza
Frances) b. 1845 in Wolford; son C.A. (possibly Christopher) b. 1846 in Wolford
; and son William C. b. 1849 in Wolford. Did they move to MN?
Aug 08 2001
Please lookup Martin BLACKMER/ BLACKMORE born abt 1838, wife name is Harriett
Porter born abt 1844, son John Frances born in Minnesota, unknown city, county,
in 1866. I need to find out what city, county and place John was born or
maybe a census. Thank you.
Aug 15 2001
Searching for great uncle thought to have gone to Baudette, Mn. and never
heard from again. His name was Robert HOLLINGSWORTH and he left Iowa sometime
around 1900. Was said to have bought land there sight unseen and had gone
to see it. ANY clues appreciated.
Aug 23 2001
My ggrandfather, William WHELAN (WHALEN) b1857came into MN 1876. He married
Margaret SHERLOCK of Sibley County ~ 29 July 1878. I would like to find:
1.. His Declaration and Oath (turns 21 in 1878)
2.. His birth parents
3.. Place of birth
Aug 24 2001
I am looking for my grandfather, his name is Jerry FAIRBANKS, with whom my
family lost touch many years ago. He is a Chippewa Indian and was last know
to live in Red Wing around 1942.
Sep 06 2001
I am looking for Lewis/Louis COHENOUR who lived in Minnesota around 1900
to 1920. I know he was living in Minnesota in 1918.
Sep 11 2001
I have a Minnesota Cemetery Inscription Index listing (Ancestry.com) that
show EAST family (Z. Wesley, sp Effie A. and, presumably, son Harold C.with
sp. Donna I.) all buried there. Under Harold C.'s listing for the cemetery
is 401 HS 21, and under Township, County and Notes are the repeated info:
VET. MN SSGT US ARMY WWII, SP. DONNA I. WITH Z. WESLEY and EFFIE A.
Can you help me with the location of this particular cemetery--county and
name--so that I can look it up in the tombstone registry?
Sep 15 2001
We are looking for information on the following families who have BYZEWSKI
name connections: We want to share/Exchange information to build up the family
genealogy base. We are looking for old photos that can be scanned and added
to the database.
From the Foley/Sauk Rapids Minnesota area: Crist, Morrow, Dehler, Freese,
Emerson, Albright, Vitasinky, Kaufman, Robak, Fleck, Dahler, Pattock, Prebish,
Brenny, Gotvold, Bible, Kasner, Kurr,Plombon,Skaja,
Sep 17 2001
At some point between 1903- 1904, our grandfather William Henry GUINUP was
in the town of Grand Marais. In some letters that he had sent to his daughter,
he mentioned that he was going to buy some land and raise hogs. We have not
been able to trace him after these dates.We would like to see if anyone may
be related to him. He may have remarried and had a family.If anyone knows
of a family with this surname, please answer my query and perhaps we can
locate his last whereabouts.....Thank you.
September 19, 2001
Sep 20 2001
I am looking for information on if John KUSEL shows up in the Minn. census
index about 1850-1880. One source tells me he did.
Oct 06 2001
I am looking for any information regarding Thomas FURLOTT and his wife Alma
Clarinda ULSRUD. I don't know when or where Thomas was born, but he died
22 Sept.1942. He was a Private First Class US/Army and is buried at Fort
Snelling Nat. Cemetery, MN. Alma was born 01 Sept.1881 in Winneshiek, IA
and christened there. She died 15 May, 1944 and was buried in the same cemetery
as Thomas. Her parents were Anton A. Ulsrud and Anne Knudsdtr. Oppdal.
Nov 01 2001
Looking for information about my father and his father. My father is Guy
Franklin HUMPHREY, born October 22, 1924 in Bovey, MN. We think his father's
name was Alonzo or Alfonso Humphrey who married a Gabrielson (Mary/Marie).
Any info would be appreciated.
Nov 07 2001
Looking for a SMITH family in Minnesota before 1864. They moved to Cedar
Rapids, Iowa and had a daughter named Nellie on 10 Jun 1864. Thank you for
Nov 10 2001
looking for birth/marriage information to verify 1880 federal census for
Myron George HICKOK born about 1860 n minnesota and married Isabele E. Hickok
(of NY), had Victor L. Hickok (my granddad) in Red Wing tshp, wadena county,
Nov 21 2001
Phillip JACOBI - born May 1879 in Rhine, Calumet County, Wisconsin. Married
an 'Aggie'. Father Christof Jacobi - mother Katherine. Looking for
Dec 03 2001
I am looking for any information on relatives of STEPHEN ZIEMANN b. 11-2-1828
in West Prussia, Kanitz, Germany. d. 10-01-1910 - buried in Eitzen MN. Was
married to Louise BOHLEZKY b. 8-12-1834 in Germany. d. 5-3-1920 in Mason
City, IA. SECOND WIFE - CAROLINE ?? Came to Minnesota in 1870.
Children: FRANCIS STEPHEN ZIEMANN, SADIE L. ZIEMANN, CHARLES N. ZIEMANN,
LOUIS ZIEMANN, WILLIAM M. ZIEMAN, MARY M. ZIEMANN - children from 2nd marriage-
JULIUS ZIEMAN, THERESA ZIEMANN, STEVE ZIEMANN, AUGUSTA ZIEMANN. Francis Stephen
Ziemann was my great grandfather - trying to do a family history.
Dec 13 2001
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