November/December 1997 Queries

karen Garibaldi <> Fri Oct 31 09:56:39 1997

I am doing some family research and would like to know if anyone has some information on the following individuals. Harold Arnold CHRISTENSEN was born in the Twin Cities area between 1894 and 1900. His mother's name was Christine PETERSEN or PETERSON and his father's name was Emilius CHRISTENSEN. Emilius is the latinized version of his first name and I am not sure what his "true" name is. I know that Emilius and Christine also had at least another son named Walter CHRISTENSEN. Harold CHRISTENSEN was married to Gertrude Marie GROSSMAN in June 1923, and they were divorced several years later. Harold was a car salesman; after he and Gertrude were divorced, he lived for awhile in Viriginia before returning to the Twin Cities area. Harold CHRISTENSEN was my grandfather and Walter CHRISTENSEN is my great-uncle. Any information would be appreciated.

Pat Zollinger <> Fri Oct 31 21:43:01 1997

I'm looking for information on my g-grandfather, John SAMUELSON who ran a shoe shop at 2209 E Lake in 1914 (possibly before) until his death Dec 18, 1915. Is it possible to find an obit?

Wanda D. Coppernoll <> Sat Nov 1 11:09:10 1997

Seek info on Herbert A. WHITING, b. about 1859 in Wisc. and m. Pearl E. ? at Racine, Wisc. He was the son of Amos (d. 1895) and Alzina ATWOOD (d. 1915) WHITING of Kingsbury Co., South Dakota. Herbert resided in Mpls., Hennepin Co., in 1912 and was possibly employed in the printing business. Possibly had a son also named Herbert. Herbert A. was my great- grandfather's brother (Louis E. WHITING). They had two other brothers, Rollin and Wilton. Looking for death date, names of children, or any other tidbits. Contact Wanda at

Barney Elking <> Wed Nov 5 15:27:08 1997

I am attempting to find my grandfather's origins and find that he was orphaned and put into an orphanage sometime between 1870 and 1873. Can anyone give me the addresses of Chicago area orphanages that would have existed during this period.

C Olson <> Wed Nov 5 18:45:55 1997

These families were in Hennipenn County abt. 1878. They all came from pennsylvania. Robert and Barbara Youngkin had 6 children, the oldest child a girl?. The next was Calvin Ambrose, Allen Edger. Ella, Milton, and Edwin. Robert was killed in 1889. Barbara stayed until the early 1900's, then went back to Penn. Ella married a Charles Foster, lived on Morgen Ave North. They had 4 children, a son Allen, b. Sept 1895, Aurther b .April 4 1898 Charles and Milton, Charles Sept. 1899. A girl nicknamed, DoDo. Born?? Andrew Keiper's wifes name was Mary, daughters name Rena. Both were born in Wisconson. Andrew was born in Pennsylvania. These families all lived North Mpls. Robert worked for the Minneapolis and St.Loius Railroad. M&ST.L. He was a R.R.Detective. Andrew was a Carpenter. Any info is appreciated, Hoping to find decendents of any of these families. Contact me at my e-mail address. Will share info I have. Thank you.

C. R. V. Hall <> Thu Nov 6 04:11:48 1997

BRIDDELL, BRIDELL, BREDELL Looking for the descendants of Levi Merrill BRIDDELL and Lovila FAIRCHILD. The BRIDDELL family moved from Worcestor Co, MD to Mercer Co,Pa then further west possibly to Big Stone Co and/or Hennepin Co, MN. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks, Rob

Devona Cook <> Thu Nov 6 09:29:48 1997

Seeking info on Franklin Addison LEWIS who died before 1904 in Minneapolis. He was married to Katharine J. GODLEY and had son Gano Watson LEWIS. Have much information on Gano's family and decendents, but am without Franklins birth, marriage, death etc. Thanks!

Devona Cook <> Thu Nov 6 09:33:22 1997

Seeking info on John TORGERSON who died in Minneapolis in Nov 1931. He was born 25 Oct 1868 in Norway and lived in Canby, Yellow Medicine Co. as a child.

Barbara Rentenbach <> Sat Nov  8 06:33:21 1997

Am looking for info on a Mrs. (Marjorie)Ole WILLIAMS and a Mrs. Julis IRVINE, were alive in Minneapolis in 1964 obit. They are related to Nelle CLEVELAN, buried in Crystal.

Dave Johnson <> Sat Nov  8 15:32:58 1997

Looking for information concerning Rodman Brown, born 26 Mar 1902 (probably in Nebraska), died May 1966 at Minneapolis, MN.  I would like to get a copy of his obituary from a newspaper.

Patricia  Virginia Lininger <> Sat Nov  8 20:05:03 1997

ROGERS/DAILY My grate grand parents MICHAEL ROGERSborn county Tyrone Ireland, 1848, son of Peter ROGERS and MARGERTE SHARKEY. My Grate Grandmother MARY A. DAILY born Kings county Ireland 1852 daughter of JAMES DAILY AND BRIDGET NOLAN Married in Ottawa Canada 10/31/1872. in Mypls.census 1880 buried St. Mary's cemetery. Children James & Patrick ROGERS born 8/15/1873 Ottawa CA. Patrick Married Clara, worked for Gold Medel flower. Mypls.Mn. James  Married ESTELLE LECROX moved to Coloradio, Michael J. Rogers 7/27/1875 In Ottawa. CA. Married aNNA o'hARA in CO. Margeret ROGERS born abt.1879 CA. Married FRANK KELLY  daughter Virginia. stayed MN. son Peter Moved to CO.  Nephew Frank married Edna had Kathleen + WADLUN Alice Rogers + Dick O'Brian Mary Eleanor Rogers +? Peter Rogers. would like to find cousins. and any information. Patti Moore Lininger

John Anderssen <> Sun Nov  9 02:49:21 1997

Looking for descendants of Sofia Andersdotter b.30.5.1847 in Annolfsbyn, Skallerud, Sweden. She had a son Edvard b.20.1.1866 who may have emigrated to America. She married Carl Magnus Holmberg (b.1839), a tailor from Sandviken in Gunnarsnas, Skallerud. Their children were: 1.Karl Engelbert b 7.11.1869 Went to America 13.4.1888, returned 1.12.1889 Migrated to America 6.4.1891. 2.Anna Martina b.4.10.1871 Emigrated to USA 1888 3.Klara Eugenia b.18.12.1873 Emigrated to USA 11.9.1891 4.Oscar Edmund b.13.4.1876 Died 4.8.1893 5.Axelia b.21.4.1878 Emigrated to USA 7.4.1893 6.Agnes Frideborg b.5.2.1882 Went to Minneapolis 24.5.1897 7.Edvin Leopold b.3.1.1884 Emigrated to USA 8.Abraham Hagbert b.31.1.1886 Emigrated to USA Make contact with your Australian relatives.  The most likely surname should have been Carlson but they may have chosen their father's surname, Holmberg.

John Anderssen <> Sun Nov  9 02:59:36 1997

Looking for the following descendants of Paulus Larsson (b 1842 in Annolfsbyn, Skallerud, Sweden, died 1908 Annolfsbyn) and Maja Lisa Andersdotter (b. 1.2.1845 in Annolfsbyn): 2.Anders Fridolf b 11.10.1869 went to America 16.4.1891 3.Emma Laura b23.12.1871; Emigrated to U.S.A.Nov.1891 6.Hilma Maria b.6.3.1884 Emigrated to U.S A All believed to have settled in Minneapolis. Surname should have been Paulson or perhaps Larson. Make contact with your Australian relatives.

Ronald P. Blais <> Mon Nov 10 11:05:06 1997

Am looking for information re: James K. Thompson, born circa 1843 in MA. He married Clara Philena Granger circa 1868/9 and they had two children born in MN:  Clara May Thompson, born May 1870 and Harold Murray Thompson, born Oct. 1872.  Clara (Granger) Thompson was born in 1847 in Randolph, VT.  She returned to Randolph, VT. with the two children and was remarried in 1888 to George J. Prince in Randolph, VT.  James K. Thompson probably died in MN.  Clara (Granger) Thompson had a sister living in South Minneapolis during this time frame.  She married James Tinkham and they had a daughter, Lucy.  James K. Thompson is my great, great maternal grandfather.  I am looking for his birth date & location, parents, siblings, marriage date & location and death date & location. Have checked Randolph (Orange) VT. Vital Records, Hennepin County MN. Vital Records, LDS Ancestral Files.  Am willing to reciprocate and do research in NH for anyone.  Please respond to Thanks! Ron Blais.

Phillip Bigelow <> Mon Nov 10 19:19:42 1997

I need to find the name of an archived newspaper from 1905 that might contain information on the marriage of George A. Bigelow to Elsie C. Hedstrom. They filled out a marriage application on April 4, 1905 in the Hennepin County Courthouse.  If the town of Buffalo, Minnesota is in Hennepin County, and had a newspaper at the time, then *that* is the newspaper I need.  Also, if you do small geneology errands such as this, let me know and we can work something out.  Thanks.

Wanda Bouchey <> Tue Nov 11 12:33:26 1997

HOLSCHER & POOLE: Looking for ancesters in the Minneapolis Area.

Paul E. Anderson <> Sun Nov 16 10:27:47 1997

I'm researching the following surnames in the Maple Grove and northwestern Hennepin County area: COOK, PAULY, RIPCZINSKE, RIPSIN, ROHE, NORTHRUP, HAYNER, ZIEBARTH, SIEBERT AND SEIDENKRANZ.  I will share information, Thanks. Paul

Pam Kerschner <> Wed Nov 19 00:31:11 1997

ROBERTS:  Jesse (Jessie) Hoge Roberts, b 17 June 1899 in Bland County, VA, son of George W. ROBERTS and Nannie (Nancy) Elizabeth HARMAN.  Jessie left Bland Co. possibly before 1920 and never returned.  Family history places him and his family in Minneapolis, MN.  I am a descendant of his half-brother, Robert Cicero Carr. I'm looking for information about his life and family in MN and would like to make contact with his descendants.

Enez Litchfield <> Sat Nov 22 20:57:47 1997

Searching for info on Adeline Litchfield, dau. of Chas H. And Barbara Fischer Litchfield. She m.Jerimiah J. Greene (date ? place ?) settled in NJ. she is only member of this family I do not have much detail on, except she was b.abt Mpls. Any data would be appreciated Thank you.

Alice Thomsen <> Mon Nov 24 19:58:31 1997

I am researching the Longerbone family name.  I am looking for family members belonging to Ralph Olsen Longerbone born September 23, 1894 in Jefferson County, IA. He married Lydia Nelson in 1917.   He died in 1979 in the Twin Cities area.  I am looking for memebers of Clarence Henry Longerbone's family.  They may have changed their names to Long. Clarence was born June 20, 1896 in Jefferson County, IA, married Anna Pitki in 1924, and died in the Twin Cities area in 1965.

Barbara Pierce <> Fri Nov 28 02:32:04 1997

I am looking for descendants of John and Lydia (BRINKMANN) REKOWSKI. Lydia (BRINKMANN) REKOWSKI was born 1909 and died in 1980 in Minneapolis. She was married to John J. REKOWSKI (b: 1897, d: 1966 in Minneapolis). They had 3 children: Kathleen (REKOWSKI) SWENJAKOW/JENKINS, Irwin/Erwan J. and Donald J. REKOWSKI.  Kathleen has 2 children: Jerry and Jackie Jenkins. Lydia (BRINKMANN) REKOWSKI had two siblings: William BRINKMANN and Emma Augusta (BRINKMANN) STEWART.  Other related surname:  LAMPMANN.

Michael L. Jex <> Sat Nov 29 11:05:28 1997

Researching John Gilman STERLING (STIRLING) who was living in Hennepin County about 1920.  Was from Tripoli Iowa, family legend was he came to live with a sister, so perhaps a different surname.

Wendy Walker <> Thu Dec  4 12:22:13 1997

WALKER/ WACKER- I am doing genealogy research on the Wacker Family.  I am interested in any info on the WACKER or Walker family in Hennepin County and area. My husband's grandfather was John Walker born 1890 in SD and Died in

guy cossette <> Fri Dec  5 06:41:52 1997


David Gray <> Sun Dec  7 16:57:05 1997

I'm looking for any information on the children, siblings, parents, grandparenta etc. of an Amos Willett Gray from the Hennepin County area. From what I've been told 'Gray's Bay' near Minneapolis (Minnetonka) is named after Amos W. Gray or his parents, etc. Amos W. Gray appears to be one of many children of whom I know nothing. In addition he and his wife, Susan A. Chowen, appeared to have 11 children of which I know of only 1 - Ernest W. Gray - who is my Great Grandfather. Amos W. Gray apprently established the first flour mill in Glencoe, MN and served in Co. B 11th Infantry Commissary Dept. at Ft. Snelling, MN

Earlene Bale <> Wed Dec 10 23:02:01 1997

I'am searching for the burial place and perhaps an obituary  of Luther Minister, Theodore Jorgen Emil Tonnessen, son of Kristoffer Tonnessen and Karen Bertina Malene of Helvig farm in Vest Adger Co. Norway. Theodore was born 25 Jul 1858, Farsund, Vest Adger Co. Norway, d. 22 Sept 1927, in Ebenzer Nursing Home for the Aged, in Minneapolis, MI.     Thank You

David Gray <> Wed Dec 10 18:57:39 1997

I'm looking for information on the parents, brothers, sisters, etc. of my great-great-grandfather Amos Willett Gray. According to the information I have he was born in Duchess Co, NY on 8/29/1824, married a Susan A. Chowen on 5/30/1847 in Luzerne Co. PA, and moved to Minnesota sometime after 1852. According to my information he built the first flour mill in Glencoe, MN (date unknown).  I've been told that Gray's Bay in Hennepin Co, MN is named after either Amos Willett Gray or some other ancestor of my family. The Minnesota Land Records indicate that an Amos Gray purchased 140 acres of land in January 1856 (Minneapolis office) but I can't decipher the information in the record to determine where (e.g. what city, county, etc.) the parcel was located. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Carol Mitchell <> Thu Dec 11 21:03:50 1997

JONES..MONTAGUE..WILSON...CONWAY...LEE All lived in Minneapolis, Mn around 1900. William H. JONES was a Fiddler player and won a few contests in the 1920's Charles L MONTAGUE was married to Sarah JONES..Noel LABELLE was married to Kate JONES..George WILSON was married to Margaret JONES...William CONWAY was married to Caroline (Tad) JONES...Would love to hear from anyone connected to these families. Have a lot of information to share.. Carol

Guy B. Cossette <> Fri Dec 12 04:04:38 1997


Lynne Ashley <> Wed Dec 17 11:32:50 1997

Looking for information on Isabelle Julia Hume Stillman (1895-1979) and her husband, whose name is unknown.  Their children were/are William Manning Stillman and Anne Hume ?  Please send any information to my email address.

Robin Trigg <> Thu Dec 18 10:48:28 1997

Hi Iam trying to research my Great Grandfather LEWIS LESLIE WARNOCK  who was born in Minneapolis (Hennepin Co. Minn... November 25 or 27th 1882 ? His parents are WILLIAM JASPER WARNOCK & CORA MAY LOCKE. Does anyone have any info on these ancestors of mine. they had several children, Elsie, Ida, Hazel, Albert who was born in Kansas, Charles, and Sadie May who died a young 24 in 1915 ? on location.. I would love to find some ancestors, cousins ect.. also am trying to find info on Cora May were born, parents ect and also on William Jasper...were born, I know his father was LOUIS C WARNOCK AND HIS MOTHER WAS ELIZABETH OXENREIDER all help would be appreciated..

Kenneth Smith <> Sun Dec 21 07:44:26 1997

I'm trying to find out if the Charles & Hannah Osgood of St. Anthony , Hennepin CO. , MN. (per the 1870 census).Are the same Charles & Hannah Osgood of Uhland , Caldwell CO. Texas (per the 1880 census).Their children were Samuel,George,Levennia,and Mary.

Bill Yates <> Thu Dec 25 11:07:24 1997

Searching Gilbert M. YATES, executive with the Minn. & Western Grain Co. in Mpls.  Living at 3219 Blaisdell Ave, Mpls, in the 1899 city directory. Desire reading of 1900/1910/1920 census to determine spouse and family members, etc.  He was from Montgomery Co., NY, and an attorney in 1880 NYS census.

Chris Peterson <> Thu Dec 25 11:17:19 1997

Can anyone supply the date of marriage of Ada Louise Shoquist and Gustaf Edward Peterson, between 1920 and 1926? We already checked her birth county (Chisago) and it was not there; we think they were living in Minneapolis. His birth county was Wright County.

Sandra Banta Roberts <SJR1101OK@AOL.COM> Sat Dec 27 14:09:22 1997

I am trying to find info on my gt-grandfather JULIUS AUGUST WELK.  He ran away from home at the age of 8 or 9 speaking only german and eventually was taken to the childrens home in Logansport Indiana.  We feel his name might have been spelled WELCK originally.  I have recently come across letter from him to his daughter (my grandmother, Minnie Welk Banta) dated Sept 30, 1922 from Mpls, MN in which he speaks of Mabel (I have a photo of a Mabel Welck) having 2 children, a boy 2-1/2 and a girl of 5 months. He speaks of Anges Welck who lives at 3104 Oliver Ave North and she is a second year highschool student. They visit a Laura Silverthorns.  An Aunt Emma died in 1921 and a Uncle Ace is in the soldiers home at Fort Snelling.  He speaks of an Albert Helmen, a brother to Uncle Charlie and also a Blanche and Louella moving to Seattle as Louella married a sea captian.  Also speaks of Aunt Pauline and Frank WELCK.. Can anyone help me.  Are these people your ancestors.  I feel they must be siblings of my gt-grandfather JULIUS A. WELK.  We know NOTHING of this man.  Would appreciate any help anyone can give me.  Thank you....Sandra Banta Roberts

Dena Kurtz <> Sun Dec 28 15:13:40 1997

*************************************************************** UPDATE OF MY QUERY OF MAR 9, 1997 *************************************************************** BOESER surname.  Seeking descendants of William (Wilhem) Boeser (b. 1846) (spelled Boser in Germany) and Mike Boeser (b. 1843) both born in Baden, Germany.  These are two brothers that first farmed in Minnetrista Township in western Hennepin County.  They later moved to what is now Richfield and Bloomington. I also have other siblings. there are 11 children total.

Michael Walker <> Mon Dec 29 12:07:29 1997

    I'm trying to locate information about my birth father who was born in Hennepin County in 1910.  His name was Donald Walker.  Any suggestions??  Thanks!  Michael Walker

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