QUERIES A - Z

POLK COUNTY, MINNESOTA


DATE: 2 May 1998
NAME: Carol Steele

ANDERSON, EIDE, BUHN, BLOWER, EKSTROM
I am looking for some of the descendents of my great-grandparents Thor Anderson Eide and Siri Sjursdotter.  They came to North America through Quebec in 1867 and settled first in Iowa.  The family came to Polk County, Godfry TS in 1882.  My missing links are the children of Mary Anderson and Peter Ekstrom (married 1885  8 children); Ella Anderson and John Buhn(married 1888 8 children) and Lydia or Lyda Anderson and Harry Blower.  I have traced the family back quite far in Norway, but have not connected with many of the descendents.  My grandfather was Thor Andreas (Andrew) Anderson.

DATE: 27 Sept 2003
NAME: Peggy Ogan

ASSELTINE, ASH, FISH, SWEET

Descendants of Ephraim Ash Sweet and wife Agnes Edna Asseltine


DATE: 23 May 1998
NAME: Dan Archambault

Archambault
Family History, Father - Donald born in Proctor1924-1969, his Father Daniel Davan Archambault, died in Duluth 1963?


DATE: 13 Feb 2006
NAME:  Peter Solhjell

BANGEN

Hello,  I am doing research for our local archives on Simon Bangen the photographer that arrived with the original settlers here in 1894 from the Climax  area. He took superb landscape shots of the settlers and their homes and families during the first three years of settlement here in Bella Coola British Columbia. I have located about 80 originals of this type and about  10 portraits and I know there are more in
family collections in Minnesota. Simon returned to Crookston Minnesota in 1897 and died in Aug 1946. We have found out so far that 1910 census on him states "salesman groceries / mail."  If anyone could give me any leads at all or as who could help me I would be grateful.  Photographs from Bella Coola that he took or photos of his home and family in Minnesota. Have photos of him and family here at his homestead cabin and anexcellent portrait of him and son's Christian and William taken about 1910 and I would be pleased to give descendants copies.We have names of his children, grandchildren and a few g grandchildren. Of these we are particularly interested from hearing from any of the Huehn family from Big Lake Minnesota or Morken families from California.

Thank you,
Peter Solhjell

Simon Oleson Bangen was born 25 June 1862 in Bardu, Troms, Norway, and
died 23 aug 1946 in Crookston, Polk Co. Minnesota.

 


DATE: 18 May 1997
NAME: Alta Oben

BEAUDRY / BENOIT / LEGROSS
According to the death record of my great grandfather Euclid BEAUDRY, his father's name was Alfred, his mother's name was listed as not known in the record. Euclid's family lived in Polk County by at least 1882 when Euclid applied for his US citizenship, which was approved in Polk County in 1891. He was born in Canada and emigrated to the US in 1880 via Port Huron, MI. He would have been only 16 in 1880 so it possible he could have come with his parents or other relatives. I'm looking for any record of an Alfred BEAUDRY in Polk County between 1880 and 1896 when the area where they lived--Lake Pleasant--became part of Red Lake County. One of the witnesses to Euclid's citizenship papers was a J. T. BEAUDRY. It is likely this was also a relative. I'm interested in any information on how they were related. Among the BEAUDRY death records in Crookston is one for a Philomine BEAUDRY on 9/19/1894. She was 57 years old and born in Quebec. The names Pascal BENOIT and Archange LEGROSS were listed in the record, I assume as parents. I'm looking for any information to indicate if she is or is not related to my BEAUDRY line.


DATE: 22 Jan 2003
NAME: Cindy Wheeler

*ALSO SEE BIOGRAPHY PAGE FOR BIOGRAPHY OF HER SON ABRAHAM LOVALIEN HEIDAL

BERGE /  HEIDAL /  LOVALIEN / LYSGAARD

1. Ingebjorg ELLEFSDATTER BERGE, F. Born abt 1862 in Sel, Oppland, Norway. On Nov 27, 1885 when Ingebjorg was 23, she first married Isak PEDERSEN LOVALIEN, in Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, MN. He died about 1892.

First lived at Pelican Rapids, Otter Tail county, then moved to Polk County shortly after they were married, November 27, 1885 in Fergus Falls, MN.

They had the following children:
Peder, M. Born in pre 1891. Peder died bet.
1895-1905; he was 4.
Abraham Lovalien, M. Born on Nov 13, 1891 in
Queen township, Polk county

In 1894/95 when Ingebjorg was 32, she second married Ole HEIDAL, M, in Queen township, Polk county, Minnesota.

They had the following children:
1. Emma, F.
2. Carl Oscar, M
Carl Oscar married Thora OTTERSLAD, F.
3. Orville, M
4. Clara, F.
5. Olive, F.
6. Edward, M


DATE: 19 Apr 1998
NAME: Budd Warren

BEAULIEU

Looking for information or anyone who knew Mina Beaulieu married to a Miller.  She was originally from Mahnomen area.  She had run a saloon around Bejou for years and later died up in Thief River in the 40's or 50's.


DATE: Jan 4, 2004
NAME: Ivy Ostby Hjornevik

BERG / EMBRETSDATTER / OSTBY / SYVERSON

The person I am seeking is Lars Ostby. He would have died prior to 1900 but was on the 1880 census with wife Martha. At that time he was living in Hendrum, Polk County, Mn. His wife remarried in 1900 to a Peter Nordlie. Lars was shown as a Gunsmith and he was born 6-6-1846 in Trysil, Norway.  Lars, wife and daughter immigrated to the U.S. in 1879.

 
Lars was the son of Lars Syversen and I guess the reason he took the last name of Ostby was because that was the last farm he lived on in Norway. It is also interesting that he had a half-brother living in the Halstad/Hendrum area who immigrated in 1881 so I assume he came to the area because of this brother. The brother went by the name of Ole Berg (Berg was the last farm he lived on in Norway). The mother of Lars and Ole was Annie Embretsdatter of the farm Torgals but she later lived on the Ostby farm. This sure makes genealogy fun. 
 
His death was prior to when deaths were registered in St. Paul.
  

DATE: 12 Mar 1998
NAME: Bob Bartleson

BERTHELSEN, BERTELSON, BARTELSON, BARTLESON

My great grandfather received his certificate of citizenship from the District Court of Polk, 20 Apr 1901 The name on the form was Jens Bertelson. His full name was Jens Kristian Berthelsen (Rasmussen was surname in DMK) The 1900 census shown the family at Norden Township, Red Lake County. Anyone with information or possible links please email me. .......BOB

 


DATE: 9 May 1998
NAME: S. Dorgan

BJORE, SKOIEN, ANDERSDATTER, CHRISTIANSDATTER

Looking for information on Anders BJORE (aka Lars Larsen - took name of his farm in Norway) b. 1857 in Norway, emigrated to USA 1884 with wife Goro ANDERSDATTER ,Goro's mother Eline CHRISTIANSDATTER, as well as Christian "Krist" ANDERSON, Goro's brother. They took the name of SKOIEN from the farm they had in Norway.  Anders and Goro SKOIEN had children Anne Elise and  Lars born in Norway. Elisa, Josephine, Adolph, Leonard, Petrina and Hildur were  born in Fosston, MN.  Goro died in 1904 and is buried at St Petri in Fosston.  In 1906 Anders and his children moved to Canada and settled in southern Saskatchewan.  My grandmother Petrine BJORE, born 1895 Fosston, MN married John DORGAN from Sibley Co. MN, but they married in Canada.  Any information on these families would be appreciated.

Dorgan Family Registry


DATE: 19 Jan 1998
NAME: Joleen K Brenner

BRENNER

I am searching for any possible residence of my grandfather ADELBERT HENRY JAMES BRENNER (BERT) from the period of July 17, 1887 (his birth date) to the 1920's.  I have reason to believe he may have been a resident at one point of E Grand Forks, MN or the surrounding areas. Thank you.

 


DATE: 5 May 1997
NAME: Cindy Bergeron

CERVANTE

Seeking information for Ida CERVANTE. Married to Charles Edward BERGERON 19 Jan 1910. One child; Melvin BERGERON born Aug 1910. Ida and Charles were divorced about Apr 1916 unconfirmed date and place unknown. If you have any info, please contact me. Thank you.

DATE: 23 Jan 1998
NAME: Cindy Bergeron Scherwinski

CERVANTE / BERGERON

Seeking information on first marriage of my grandfather, Charles Edward BERGERON and Ida CERVANTE. Marriage certificate for Charles and my grandmother lists the following information on his first marriage: Date of marriage January 19, 1910 to Ida Servante. (I beleive the name is misspelled)  Date of divorce April 19, 1916 in Polk Co in Circuit Court. Divorce granted to Chas. E. Bergeron. No special dispensation was issued. They had a son, Francis Melvin BERGERON born August 1910. Any information on Ida would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


DATE: 15 Dec 1997
NAME: Kate O'Keefe

CHASE / THURSTON

I'm interested in any connection to the CHASE and THURSTON families in Polk Co.--primarily Fertile and Crookston. THURSTON connection is pre-1900. Nettie Thurston married George Henry Chase, and they lived in Fertile and had 10 children. Three of the Chase children (Fern, Ivy, and Irvin) were in the Wild Rice Children's Home in Twin Valley for a time. Married names of Chases are FARRIER, LADUE, DESROSIER, and BENDICKSNO. I look forward to hearing from you!


DATE: 10 Apr 1998
NAME: Jackie Decker

CHAMPAGNE /  FORTIER / MATTON

Would like to share data on Benjamin CHAMPAGNE b 1833 Canada spouse Margaret DONEAU b. 1837. Their Son Louis CHAMPAGNE married Mary Jane LEPICIER both born abt 1858 in Huron Co. MI. They all were living in Crookston MN about 1881-1914. Louis and Mary Jane CHAMPAGNE had 3 sons Louis b. 1879, Regis b. 1881 & Joseph b 1883. Regis married Louise MATTON b. 1885 in Terrebonne, MN. Her parents Henry MATTON & Emma FORTIER had 18 children all born in Crookston between 1881 & 1908.  


DATE: 6 Jan 1997
NAME: Charles Oliver

CRAMB
Looking for descendants of Albert B. CRAMB, who lived in or near Crookston, MN from before 1920 to after 1944. He is last mentioned in my sources in the obituary of his brother, Roscoe Leland CRAMB, January, 1944.


DATE: 9 Apr 2006
NAME: Paula Peterson

CONNER/HALVORSON

Alanson Conner died in Bagley, Clearwater County, Minnesota on November 19, 1907. Will probably be hard to find an obit for him due to no county paper at that time. The death cert. indicates he was born in France ? 1830.
Elvira Conner died on October 15, 1938 in Bagley and there should be an obituary with information.
They had a son Johnny Conner and he was just written up in our county historical society paper which came in today's mail:

Johnny Conner

Do you remember the man that dressed in a dark, long coat that walked the streets in Bagley carrying a kerosene lantern and umbrella? Back in the 1940s Johnny Conner lived in a small building south of the railroad tracks at the end of Clearwater Ave. near the Olson slaughterhouse and the Bartz residence.
He worked for O. M. Kolb (former banker) who owned a gas station and a wood yard. Johnny was Kolb's handyman and errand person.
Very little is really known about him.
It has been said he moved from Fosston to this area and years earlier his brothers and sisters had died from diptheria.
Some say his mother was a gypsy and his father was a Civil War veteran. He is said to have been a mystic- maybe a person that arouses curiosity or wonder. Also, Johnny was a person who claimed the ability to predict the future from reading coffee cup grounds.
Johnny was a quiet, humble and mysterious man that is part of the county history.
Alanson's death cert. says his mother's maiden name was Halvorson

Submitted by Paula Peterson April 9, 2006


DATE: 11 Mar 1998
NAME: Stacey Hron (Doyea)

DOYEA
Any DOYEA researchers that can help me in Polk Co., MN?


DATE: Jan 4, 2004
NAME: Ivy Ostby Hjornevik

EMBRETSDATTER / OSTBY / SYVERSON / BERG

The person I am seeking is Lars Ostby. He would have died prior to 1900 but was on the 1880 census with wife Martha. At that time he was living in Hendrum, Polk County, Mn. His wife remarried in 1900 to a Peter Nordlie. Lars was shown as a Gunsmith and he was born 6-6-1846 in Trysil, Norway.  Lars, wife and daughter immigrated to the U.S. in 1879.

 
Lars was the son of Lars Syversen and I guess the reason he took the last name of Ostby was because that was the last farm he lived on in Norway. It is also interesting that he had a half-brother living in the Halstad/Hendrum area who immigrated in 1881 so I assume he came to the area because of this brother. The brother went by the name of Ole Berg (Berg was the last farm he lived on in Norway). The mother of Lars and Ole was Annie Embretsdatter of the farm Torgals but she later lived on the Ostby farm. This sure makes genealogy fun. 
 
His death was prior to when deaths were registered in St. Paul.

 


DATE: 15 Mar 1997
NAME: JoLeen Randolph

ENERSON / MONSON

I am looking for descendants of Olaf ENERSON b. 25 Mar 1850 in Brakne-Hoby, Blekinge, Sweden, d. 06 Aug 1938 Hill River Township, Polk Co., MN. He was married to Elin MONSON b. 17 Jul 1847 Brakne-Hoby, Blekinge, Sweden, d. 15 Jul 1903, Polk Co., MN.


DATE: 11 Mar 1997
NAME: Hap Anderson

ENERSON (ENARSON) / MONSON

Looking for information about the family, siblings and descendants of:

HUSBAND: Olof (Enerson) ENARSON
Born: 25 Mar 1850 in Mortuck, Brakne Hoby, Sweden
Died: 6 Aug 1938 in McIntosh, Polk Co., MN
FATHER: Enar SVENSSON
MOTHER: Botilla OLASDOTTER
Other Spouses: Karolina Svensdotter KUHLMAN
WIFE: Elin (Ellen) MONSON
Born: 17 Jul 1847 in Mortjuk, Bleking Hoby, Sweden
Died: 15 Jul 1904 in McIntosh, Polk Co., MN
CHILDREN: Olivia, John, Swen, Axel, Mathilda (Tillie), Minnie, Nels Edward, Martin, Victor, Tina, Christina.

Any information about this family would be appreciated.


DATE: 24 Aug1996
NAME: Andrew KingLoner9@aol.com

FENNEY  / KING

My GGrandfather was CHRISTOPHER BERTUS KING born in Canada, approximately 1850's settled in Polk Co., MN. His parents came over in that time from County Cork, Ireland. He married ELIZABETH FENNEY in Crookston, Polk Co., MN approximately 1877. Christopher died in Chicago, IL in 2/1931 and Elizabeth d ?1952 in Chicago also. They had 5 kids: William King b? d?; Gladys b? d?; Hazel b? d?; Warren Bertus b. 8/25/1894 d. 8/16/1958; and Earl Christopher b. 2/22/1903 d ?1969. The first 3 children were born in the Crookston, MN area and were old enough to stay there when the parents moved to Chicago. Any info would be great on them.


DATE: 5 Apr 1998
NAME: Judy Temby

FINSAND, KAMMAN, HEIBERG, HANSON

I am looking for descendants of Christian G FINSAND(FINSAAD) born 1853 in Aadalen, Norway and his wife Sarah Ellingsdatter born 1864, they married 1883. He had a blacksmith shop in Erskine, Polk Co., Minn.  Children: Conrad born 1888, Magna (Mrs A J Kamman) born 1889, Clara ( Mrs K F Heiberg) born 1891, Julia (Mrs Edwin Hanson) born 1894 and Viola born 1903.  Any information on this family would be appreciated.  Have old family picture.


DATE: 24 Apr 1997
NAME: Ivy Fournier

FORTIER / LAMARRE / GAGNER / AMOIT

I am looking for any Fortier's Lamarre's, Gagner's, Amoit's. Most or all of them are from Polk County, in the Crookston area. Thank you.


DATE: 16 May 1998
NAME: Cort Langdon

FRANCIS

Searching for information on Margaret Ann Francis, 9, fatally injured by an elephant June 6, 1935, during performance of Atterbury Bros. Circus, Crookston. Any information other than in DAILY TIMES.


DATE: 24 Jan 1998
NAME: Edward L. Genereau

GENEREAU

I'm searching for birth records or any other information available on my grandfather, William Peter Genereau.  He was born in Crookston Minnesota on January 20, 1884.  Any information on this ancestor would be greatly appreciated.


DATE: May 10, 2004
NAME: Larry Gaylord

GAYLORD

Henry L. Gaylord was my Grandfather. He was born on Nov. 15th, 1857. He had two brothers. William O, b. Dec. 18, 1859 and Frank, b. Dec.14, 1861. His Parents were Levi Parson and Lida (Decker)? Henry's first was Laura Briggs. They had three children. Harry O. m. to Cora Ann. George. m. Lulu Waterman and Frank. m.? Frank had two daughters.

Henry's grandparents were David Gaylord and Pheobe Camp. Henry married his second wife, Kaspara Aageness in 1907. They had six children, Henrietta, Lida, Arabelle, Harriet, Henry A, and Frederick B. A daughter was born before Kaspara was married to Henry. Kaspara died in 1918 at age thirty.

Henry Married my Grandmother Minnie Peters in may 1919. She was 18 he was 62. They had 8 children. Champlin, Edison, (my Dad) Raymond, Julia, Grace, Donald, Roger, and the one which got him in Ripley's, Harvey Levi. He died Sept. 14, 1945. I hope this will help some.

See Biography - G Section for Gaylord


DATE: 27 Jan 1997 Updated 26 Sept 2002
NAME: Sharon Mills

HALVORSON / JOHNSON / SKOIEN

I am researching HERMAN HALVORSON, his mother RAGNHILD and father HALVOR. I know they came from Norway but do not know name of town or parish. His mother later married KRIST SKOIEN who was a Canadian. They came into this continent via the Port of Quebec and through the Great Lakes into Wisconsin and settled in Mayville, ND when Herman was 3 years old. He was born 21 Mar 1877. Question: Where in Norway was Herman born? (How do I find this info?) Herman married INGER WESTLAND JOHNSON on 28 Mar 1898 in Canby, MN. He finally bought a farm 7 1/2 miles from Fosston, Polk Co., MN and died there on 1 Sep 1938. He and Inger had 9 children. Inger died 20 Dec 1957. I am looking for any leads that can give me information on where in Norway he and his family came from. Thank you for any help.


DATE: 12 Jun 1997
NAME: Monica Drakemay_bell@msn.com

HAMMER / ERDAHL / GLEASON / GILES

Looking for info. on anyone with surname HAMMER from the Rice County area. My Great grandmother Clara Martha HAMMER was born in Webster, MN as was as least one of her sisters (Louise Josephine HAMMER). Clara was born in 1889, Louise in 1881. They had at least one other sister Mary (birth date and place unknown). Parents names were Andrew and Sophia. About 1890 the family moved to Minot, ND. I am hoping Andrew had other family that remained in MN. Would love to hear from any HAMMER descendents from MN. Clara married my greatgrandfather Nels ERDAHL and moved to Canada about 1910. Mary's married name was Lotsberg. Louise Josephine married a ? Eidahl and after his death married Patrick GLEASON. All children were from the second marriage. Would also be interested in locating family of a William Giles from Minn. (Could be Becker, Minn.) he was Clara's first husband, for only a year until her father had the marriage annulled. Their was a child (Harvey Andrew) from this brief union.


DATE: 27 Jan 1998
NAME: Richard Line

HANSON (AABY)

Minnie (Emelia) Aaby married Albert Hanson in 1904. She was b. 7/29/1884 d. 6/26/1963 Seek actual marriage date and obituary info for my Aaby line lineage.


DATE: 1 Sep 1997
NAME: Gary Hartley

HARTLEY / CLAYTON

Searching for info on the ancestry of Forster Monroe HARTLEY of Beltrami circa 1890-1910. He was married to Nora HARTLEY who owned and operated the North Star Hotel in Beltrami in the early 1900's. Their son John HARTLEY was my grandfather. He had a step brother Jess Hartley. John married Ruth CLAYTON of Lockhart, MN and moved to Washington state around 1920.


DATE: 14 Jan 1998
NAME: David Halmers

HELMER (or possibly HELMERS OR HELMERSSEN)

I am seeking any information about my great-grandfather, Anton Helmer(s) (ssen), who I believe lived in Mentor, MN in the mid to late 1800's.  He immigrated from Norway.


DATE: 24 Aug 1996
NAME: Bonita Hillmer

HILLMER / NORDLUM / MEYER

 I am searching for anyone who knows about three siblings: Dallas Dean HILLMER and his two sisters who married a Mr. NORDLUM and Mr. Rudolf MEYER. Even though it looks as if they were born in Floyd County, IA, they settled in Crookston, Polk County, Minnesota. Any help would be appreciated tracking any of their children. Their father was a brother to my ancestor. We have lost track of this side of the family. Early 1900's.


DATE: 18 Aug 1997
NAME: Shelly Hackett

HOFFMAN

I am searching for information regarding John and Augusta HOFFMAN who met and married in or around Crookston, MN (Polk Co.) after both had immigrated from Germany in 1880 or shortly thereafter. This is all of the info I have, except that they had several children. Some of their names were Hans, Margaret, Claire and George.


DATE: 11 Mar 1998
NAME: Patricia Adams

HOGENSON and LOCKEN
I am looking for birth information (parents name and country immigrating from) for Irene Hogenson and Carl Locken.  Carl Locken was born in 1884 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota and married Irene Hogenson of Winger, Polk County, Minnesota.  They had three children:  Ardith (Mrs. Marlow Strain living in Hager, Wisconsin); LeRoy of Billings, MT; and Clayton of Minot, ND.  I believe the Lockens lived in Winger for a time prior to moving to Williams County in North Dakota. Carl had two brothers (Olaf Locken, b. Dec 23 1885, possibly in Minnesota, wife's name Inga; and Peter Locken, b. Jul 14, 1890,possibly in Minnesota.) It is possible that the last name was spelled Looken or Lokken (??) in Norway.

Website - Patricia A. Adams


DATE: 6 Sep 1997
NAME: Susanne Kerfeldt

HOLMES (HOLM)

I am trying to obtain info about my husband's great-grandfather, Charles M. HOLMES, who was born in Helleberga, Sweden on 27 May 1873 and emigrated from Kristvalla, Sweden in Apr 1889. He was last heard of in 1893, when residing in Euclid, Polk Co., MN. His Swedish name was Karl Mauritz HOLM, but in the USA he called himself Charles M. Holmes.


DATE: 17 Mar 1998
NAME: Ken Hovet

HOVET

Am looking for land records of the McIntosh area of about 1870 to 1900 for ownership by a "Johann Hovet."  Would like information as to location, dates of purchase, sale, etc.  Also, any records of family names, birthdates, death dates, etc. Thanks, Ken


DATE: 27 Dec 1997
NAME: Svein Indredlid

INDRELEE / INDRELIE / INDRELEA

I am looking for information on ANDERS (ANDREW) HANSSEN INDRELEE (INDRELIE/INDRELEA), born in Flåm, Aurland twp., Norway in 1861 and emigrated to USA in the 90´s with his parents and most of his family. He was a photographer, and had a studio at Fosston, Minn. around 1910. He was married with Julia Statsvold and had two daughters, Grace and Signe. Any information on Andrew Indrelee, his family and descendants, as well as information on all US immigrants with the surnamnes Indrelee/Indrelie/Indrelea will be welcomed. I am writing the farm- and family story of Flaam and is interested in information on all those who emigrated from this valley to USA during the period 1844-1920.


DATE: 13 Feb 1998
NAME: Brenda Johnson Gaetz

JOHNSON

Grandfather August Johnson was born to Peter Johnson and Barbara Sasch(e). Had six other children.


DATE: 8 Feb 1998
NAME: J Ramsfield

KAEGBIEN

Theodore Kaegbien born Feb 14, 1870 in the town of Milford (Watertown), Jefferson Co., WI. He was the son of Henry and Minnie (nee Drager) Kaegbien.  He resided in Fairfax, MN in 1904.  This is the last know information on him. Theodore would be my husbands Great Uncle.


DATE: 17 Aug 1997
NAME: Linda Bischoff

KELLEY
I have recently discovered that Hamilton KELLEY had a homestead of 72.45 acres 1 Oct 1880 in Crookston, MN. Does anyone have any info about this person? If he is my ancestor, he would have been born in Racine, WI about 1844, parents: Benjamin Hamilton and Caroline (surname unknown) Kelley. Thanks!


DATE: 8 Mar 1997
NAME: Barb Bonham

JAMNE (JAVNE) / GETTY
We are seeking information about Johannes JAMNE (JAVNE) b. circa 1838 in Vaksdal, Norway, and d. 1895 in Fertile, Polk Co., MN. His wife, Brita, b. ca 1855 in Voss, Norway, d. 1895 in Fertile, Polk Co., MN. They had the following children: Johannes Jamne; Mons Jamne b. 1883; Kari (1885-1895); Martha (1887-1888); Martha II (1890-19--) in Mesa, AZ married Glenn GETTY; Johanna Jamne b. 1892 married Louis GETTY; and Ida Jamne (1894-1895). Mons Jamne moved to Canada. Martha and Johanna were placed in an orphanage where they stayed from 1895 until 1912-1913 when they went to Canada to keep house for their brother Mons.. What orphanage is in or around Fertile, MN? If such a place existed, are there any records which would give more information about the girls? The family attended the Little Norway Church. Any information about this family would be greatly appreciated.

DATE: 28 Dec 1997
NAME: Karen Andrewsandrews@voyageur.ca


DATE: 24 Aug1996
NAME: Andrew KingLoner9@aol.com

KING / FENNEY
My GGrandfather was CHRISTOPHER BERTUS KING born in Canada, approximately 1850's settled in Polk Co., MN. His parents came over in that time from County Cork, Ireland. He married ELIZABETH FENNEY in Crookston, Polk Co., MN approximately 1877. Christopher died in Chicago, IL in 2/1931 and Elizabeth d ?1952 in Chicago also. They had 5 kids: William King b? d?; Gladys b? d?; Hazel b? d?; Warren Bertus b. 8/25/1894 d. 8/16/1958; and Earl Christopher b. 2/22/1903 d ?1969. The first 3 children were born in the Crookston, MN area and were old enough to stay there when the parents moved to Chicago. Any info would be great on them.

DATE: 24 Apr 1997
NAME: Ivy Fournier

LAMARRE / FORTIER /  GAGNER / AMOIT
I am looking for any Fortier's Lamarre's, Gagner's, Amoit's. Most or all of them are from Polk County, in the Crookston area. Thank you.


DATE: 21 Oct 1997 updated 1 Oct 2002
NAME: Wanda Lantz

LANTZ
Looking for any info on CHARLES LANTZ born 1862 in Sweden but emmigrated to USA and lived inPolk County during 1891-1905.


DATE: 18 May 1997
NAME: Alta Oben

LEGROSS  / BEAUDRY / BENOIT /
According to the death record of my great grandfather Euclid BEAUDRY, his father's name was Alfred, his mother's name was listed as not known in the record. Euclid's family lived in Polk County by at least 1882 when Euclid applied for his US citizenship, which was approved in Polk County in 1891. He was born in Canada and emigrated to the US in 1880 via Port Huron, MI. He would have been only 16 in 1880 so it possible he could have come with his parents or other relatives. I'm looking for any record of an Alfred BEAUDRY in Polk County between 1880 and 1896 when the area where they lived--Lake Pleasant--became part of Red Lake County. One of the witnesses to Euclid's citizenship papers was a J. T. BEAUDRY. It is likely this was also a relative. I'm interested in any information on how they were related. Among the BEAUDRY death records in Crookston is one for a Philomine BEAUDRY on 9/19/1894. She was 57 years old and born in Quebec. The names Pascal BENOIT and Archange LEGROSS were listed in the record, I assume as parents. I'm looking for any information to indicate if she is or is not related to my BEAUDRY line.


DATE: 27 Apr 1998
NAME: Carrie Stave

LEFAVOR
Looking for any information on Mary Lefavor born 3/5/1929 in Esat Grand Forks, married Darrell Stave.  That's all I know, any help would be greatly appreciated!


DATE: 11 Jan 1998
NAME: Wanda Lantz

LANTZ, ENOKSEN, ERICKSEN

Looking for a connection with these surnames. Willing to share what I have.Please contact.


DATE: 10 Jan 1998
NAME: Sharon Hickok

LARAMIE/LARAMEE
Looking for information re Rosalie Baba Laramie d. 11/28/1926, buried Crookston, Polk Co., MN.  Thank you.


DATE: 11 Feb 1998
NAME: Erik Robins

LEE

I am looking for any information on Virginia Sandra (Lee). She was adopted by Wilmar James Lee and Eva Dangerfield Lee in 1936.


DATE: 28 Dec 28 1997 updated 1 Oct 2002
NAME: Annette Helsper
 

LINNERTZ

Looking for any information on the family name of LINNERTZ in Polk Co. that is available.


DATE: 14 Nov 2002

Jenn Carter

LINBLAD

Looking for any information on the family name of LINDBLAD in Polk county.  Particularly Harold Lindblad (according to family history he was once the postmaster of McIntosh, Minnesota).  Harold's wife was named Lizzie, he had a brother named Marion, and his father's name was Olaf

DATE: 22 Jan 2003
NAME: Cindy Wheeler

*ALSO SEE BIOGRAPHY PAGE FOR BIOGRAPHY OF HER SON ABRAHAM LOVALIEN HEIDAL

LOVALIEN / LYSGAARD /  HEIDAL / BERGE

1. Ingebjorg ELLEFSDATTER BERGE, F. Born abt 1862 in Sel, Oppland, Norway. On Nov 27, 1885 when Ingebjorg was 23, she first married Isak PEDERSEN LOVALIEN, in Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, MN. He died about 1892.

First lived at Pelican Rapids, Otter Tail county, then moved to Polk County shortly after they were married, November 27, 1885 in Fergus Falls, MN.

They had the following children:
Peder, M. Born in pre 1891. Peder died bet.
1895-1905; he was 4.
Abraham Lovalien, M. Born on Nov 13, 1891 in
Queen township, Polk county

In 1894/95 when Ingebjorg was 32, she second married Ole HEIDAL, M, in Queen township, Polk county, Minnesota.

They had the following children:
1. Emma, F.
2. Carl Oscar, M
Carl Oscar married Thora OTTERSLAD, F.
3. Orville, M
4. Clara, F.
5. Olive, F.
6. Edward, M


DATE: 15 Apr 1998
NAME: Ronald A. Martin

MARTIN/ MERTZ

My Grandfather Frederick Martin, born on September 19, 1875, emmigrated from Stahl,Russia entering the USA at Pembina, ND in 1903 and traveling to Crookston, Mn.  There he married Celia Rosalie Mertz on October 12, 1903. They had emmigrated to the USA with Rosalie's mother Anna Steinpries Mertz and her two sisters, Mary & Amalia, and a brother Kaspar.  They had six children born in Crookston, Mn.  Julius, Freda, Arnold, Adolph, Walter, & Harold.  They left Crookston, Mn. in in 1917 and moved to Saginaw, Mi. I am looking for information on a brother of Frederick whose first name was Gottlieb and supposedly was living in Crookston, Mn. and a sponsor of Frederick at the time of his entering the USA.  In addition I am attempting to find the names of Frederick's parents.


DATE: 13 Feb 2006
NAME: O. Hanson

MATHIASEN

I am looking for information about Mikkel Mathiasen born 15.07.1846 and the rest of his family. He and his wife Ingeborg emigrates from Norway in 1876 bound for Mankato.
With them also 4 children, Ole born about 1868, Johan Magnus born about 1872, Johan Arnt born about 1874 and finally Martha Maria born about 1876. I have found them in the 1880 census living in Enterprize then 2 more children Julia and Paulina. The old folks I find in Winger, Polk county in 1900, then living with Ida, a grandchild.  I think the children's names will be Mickelson according to the old system, Mikkel using the name Mathison in the states. All information about this family are of interest.


DATE: 19 Apr 1998
NAME: Budd Warren

MILLER
I'm looking for anyone who may have known Mina Miller.  It seems as though her husband was Miles Miller.  They had run a saloon in Bejou for years and later lived up in Thief River Falls.  She passed away there in the 40's or 50's.


DATE: 19 Apr 1998
NAME: Budd Warren

MILLER

Looking for information about Libby and Carl MILLER.  They lived Fosston and Aunt Libby died there in 1922.  I had heard that Uncle Carl had gone to Chicago and died out there.  Has anyone ever ran across their names before?


DATE: 15 Mar 1997
NAME: JoLeen Randolph

 MONSON  / ENERSON
I am looking for descendants of Olaf ENERSON b. 25 Mar 1850 in Brakne-Hoby, Blekinge, Sweden, d. 06 Aug 1938 Hill River Township, Polk Co., MN. He was married to Elin MONSON b. 17 Jul 1847 Brakne-Hoby, Blekinge, Sweden, d. 15 Jul 1903, Polk Co., MN.


DATE: 11 Mar 1997
NAME: Hap Anderson

MONSON / ENERSON (ENARSON)
Looking for information about the family, siblings and descendants of:

HUSBAND: Olof (Enerson) ENARSON
Born: 25 Mar 1850 in Mortuck, Brakne Hoby, Sweden
Died: 6 Aug 1938 in McIntosh, Polk Co., MN
FATHER: Enar SVENSSON
MOTHER: Botilla OLASDOTTER
Other Spouses: Karolina Svensdotter KUHLMAN
WIFE: Elin (Ellen) MONSON
Born: 17 Jul 1847 in Mortjuk, Bleking Hoby, Sweden
Died: 15 Jul 1904 in McIntosh, Polk Co., MN
CHILDREN: Olivia, John, Swen, Axel, Mathilda (Tillie), Minnie, Nels Edward, Martin, Victor, Tina, Christina.

Any information about this family would be appreciated.


DATE: 28 Jan 1998
NAME: Jim Moran

MORAN / BREGIER / MARCHILDON

Ed Moran, died 1943 ?  in Crookston; Eugene Bregier  died 1900? worked as brother  for Catholic Church! Joseph Marchildon died 1876? All lived in Red Lake Falls.


DATE: 13 Feb 2006
NAME: Diane Norris

NELSON/SVENINGSON/FOLVIG/OLSON

Looking for my ggrandfather William Nelson married Anna Marie Sveningson.  They had children Inga, Alma, James and Morris that I know.  Inga was my gmother and She was from Fisher.  I know they should be there someplace.  The censuses put William and Anna's parents also in Polk county ie---Jens Nelson, Ingeborg Olson, Jacob Sveningson and Inger Folvig.  Thanks for any help


DATE: 6 Oct 1996
NAME: JoLeen Randolph

NEWTON
I am looking for descendants of KNUTE N. NEWTON of McIntosh, Polk Co., MN.


DATE: 24 Aug 1996
NAME: Bonita Hillmer

NORDLUM / HILLMER / MEYER
I am searching for anyone who knows about three siblings: Dallas Dean HILLMER and his two sisters who married a Mr. NORDLUM and Mr. Rudolf MEYER. Even though it looks as if they were born in Floyd County, IA, they settled in Crookston, Polk County, Minnesota. Any help would be appreciated tracking any of their children. Their father was a brother to my ancestor. We have lost track of this side of the family. Early 1900's.



DATE: Sept 26, 2002
NAME: John Laird

OFSTEDAL / LAVIK / MOEN / GRONVOLD / MARKUSON / REPPEN
My great-great-grandparents, Anders OFSTEDAL and Agate LAVIK Ofstedal, came to Polk County about 1882 with their son, Simon. Simon lived near Rindal. Their daughters Dorothy married a MOEN, and Anna married Mathias GRONVOLD. Anders son, Rev. John OFSTEDAHL, and his brother Rev. Andreas OEFSTEDAL, married daughters of Knute MARKUSON and Martha REPPEN Markuson, who also came to Polk County in the 1880's. Knute and Martha had many other children in the area. I am researching these families, and would like to exchange information with anyone else working on them. Please email JohnLaird9@aol.com or write John Laird, 1214 King St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060.


DATE: May 10, 2007
NAME: Sandy Oyen-Cumberford

OIEN / OYEN / ANDERSEN


I am searching for information on where my Grandfather lived while he was in the USA. Born 1872 in Ytre Rendal, Norway. Sailed from Kristiania (Oslo) Dec 4, 1891 en route to New York, and arrived there on December 21/1891.

Melkor's birth records list him as Melkor Gurenus ANDERSEN. His departure from Norway lists him as Melkior Andersen ØIEN. Andreas went by the name Andrew, and stayed in the US until 1909, when he walked to what is now Oyen, Alberta in Canada from Spokane Washington.  Andrew is listed on the 1900 census as Andrew A. Oyen of Crookston, MN.  A fellow named Gilbert Undseth often signed documents for Andrew, and I think this may have been Bertin Olsen Undset who left Rendal, Norway at the same time as Andrew did (1889).  Another person who seems to be connected is Ted Momb, and maybe he was Tomine Momb who also the Rendal Region of Norway in 1889.  The Momb and Undseth families may also have gone to Canada to live later on.

Crossing into Canada seems to have changed the last name to OYEN from the OIEN spelling used in the US. Melkor and Andrew also had an older brother Gustav, born in 1867, who may also have traveled with them. Gustav is thought to have lived and died in the Chicago area. They all departed Norway at different times, as far as I know.

I am wondering if Melkor changed his name to Mike Anderson/Anderson and went to North Dakota to homestead.  There seems to have been a person in the Rugby or Brazil or  Devil's Lake Area of  Pierce County, North Dakota who has very very similar information, including a wife  named Bertine/Berntine Anderson by 1908.  This Mike Andersen/son started out in Aiken County, MN.  Persons named Halvor N. Vold, Edwin Hoff, and H. O. Fossum often signed documents stating that they were well acquainted with Mike Anderson.

Melkor returned to Norway somewhere around 1906? or 1907? and married Bertine/Berntine/Berthine BOLSTAD, the sister of his brother Simon's wife Synøve.  Bertine also had another sister Alma and brothers Berent and Baard.  Alma and Berent stayed in Norway but Baard went to Canada to farm for a number of years, and later in his older years, returned to Norway.

In 1910, Melkior went to Canada where he became Melcor (Mike) OYEN/OIEN.  If anyone knows their whereabouts of any of these three brother during the 1890's until 1909 (the time period when they were in the USA), I would be very grateful for the information. I can be reached at sandyoc@runbox.com or at oyen@shaw.ca Thanks, Sandy Oyen-Cumberford

 


DATE: Jan 4, 2004
NAME: Ivy Ostby Hjornevik

OSTBY / SYVERSON / BERG / EMBRETSDATTER

The person I am seeking is Lars Ostby. He would have died prior to 1900 but was on the 1880 census with wife Martha. At that time he was living in Hendrum, Polk County, Mn. His wife remarried in 1900 to a Peter Nordlie. Lars was shown as a Gunsmith and he was born 6-6-1846 in Trysil, Norway.  Lars, wife and daughter immigrated to the U.S. in 1879.

 
Lars was the son of Lars Syversen and I guess the reason he took the last name of Ostby was because that was the last farm he lived on in Norway. It is also interesting that he had a half-brother living in the Halstad/Hendrum area who immigrated in 1881 so I assume he came to the area because of this brother. The brother went by the name of Ole Berg (Berg was the last farm he lived on in Norway). The mother of Lars and Ole was Annie Embretsdatter of the farm Torgals but she later lived on the Ostby farm. This sure makes genealogy fun. 
 
His death was prior to when deaths were registered in St. Paul.
  

DATE: Sept 26, 2002
NAME: Jacey W. Norton

OSTERLOH / NOLTE / ALLEN / MEYER
GEORGE HERMAN OSTERLOH b. 1864 in Hanover or Berlin. To U.S. 1883 to Marion Co., IA with sibblings Louis, Henry, Gustave, Millies, Minnie and Helen. George m. SARAH NOLTE 22 Dec 1890 in Marion Co., IA. Brother LOUIS OSTERLOH m. Sarah's sister CAROLINE NOLTE in 1894. They both moved to ANGUS, POLK CO., MN area after their marriages. Have found both brother in 1900 Polk Co. Census. Son of George Herman Osterloh, WILLIAM ELMER OSTERLOH m. ELSIE ALLEN on 20 Nov 1924. Elsie was d/o WILLIAM HENRY ALLEN and SOPHIA MARY MEYER. Allen family in Johnson Co., MN by 1906 and then to Polk Co. in 1920's. Looking for descendants of Osterlohs and Allens.


DATE: 24 Nov 1996 updated 1 Oct 2002
NAME: Vicki Nishioka

PETERSON / OLSON
Researching NELS PETERSON and GERTIE OLSON, married 1882 and lived in Fisher, Polk County, Minnesota. Had children there 1884-1904. I am interested in when Nels immigrated from Denmark and if any other siblings came with him.


DATE: 29 Mar 1998
NAME: Marcia A. Rice

PORTZ
Researching Portz family of Polk county daughter Margaret married Nicholas Mager in Douglas but mother moved to Polk County, MN where she died and is buried.  Siblings of Margaret Portz resided in Polk county. Looking for cousins



DATE: 29 Mar 1998
NAME: Tor Albu

RINDAHL, RINDAL
I am searching for descendants of the Rindal people in Polk county. I have found several by searching in the SSDI, but I can not confirm who they are. There are several in my family who emigrated from Norway, and the little place named Rindal just south of the border is named after my home town. It seems that most of the Rindalers have spelled their name Rindahl.


DATE: 7 Dec 1997
NAME: Raljanall

RUSSELL / COWAN
Looking for info on great grandfather WILLIAM RUSSELL. Born 26 Jan 1833 maybe in PA married CLARINDA SMITH COWAN 4 May 1858 (unknown place and died 5 Dec 1887 in Hill River (Crookston), Polk Co., MN. Don't know why he was up in Polk Co. and his wife died on 30 Mar 1914 in Mankato, MN. They had at least one daughter Margaret Ellen Russell who was born on 17 May 1865 in Kasson, MN and married William Richard Hammett of Mankato. Does anyone know any history of Russells in Polk Co. in the late 1800's and the present? Any help would be appreciated. Does anyone know what cemetary William Russell is buried in?



DATE: 31 Mar 1998
NAME: Beckie Bailey

SANDBECK/ AABERG
I am looking for information on John Engle Sandbeck born Feb 23, 1889 in Fosston, Polk, Minnesota and his wife Bessie Bertha.  John is the son of Thorsten and Dorthea whom reportedly may have imigrated from Norway.


DATE: 15 Mar 1998
NAME: Jane Stillinger

SKOTTEM
My ancestors Halvor OLSON & son Halvor O. SKOTTEM (1842-1924), his wife Lava STORKO NELSON SKOTTEM (1846-1907) came from Hustad, Norway to Thief River Falls, MN in 1879 with the first two of their 7 children. My great grandmother Caroline Skottem OLSON was born in Molde, Norway Apr. 14, 1870. The family moved to ST. HILAIRE where I believe Lava, Halvor, & sons Ole and Sever SKOTTEM are buried. Thank you for any additional information. 


DATE: 27 Apr 1998
NAME: Carrie Stave

STAVE/STAV
Looking for information on John Stav born in Norway in 1856 and Olea Dahlen (Olson) born in Norway in 1858.  They had a son Willie Stave who married an Eva Hilliard from Lengby.  Thanks!


DATE: 16 Apr 1998
NAME: Robert D. Anderson

STEENERSON/ ANDERSON
I am researching my great-grandfather, Henry S. ANDERSON, who lived in Polk County from 1877 to 1879, with his wife, Marit Lyseng and their two small children.  Henry's sister, Maria, was born in Goodhue County, MN in the 1850's and later became Mrs. Knute STEENERSON of Crookston.  The Polk County history indicates that a Steenerson family moved into the County in 1871.  Maria may have been with this group.  I would guess that Henry's move in 1877 is somehow connected to Maria's move.  Henry acquired cattle and property in Polk County before moving on.  I am wondering whether there are descendants of Maria Steenerson in Polk County that have information about Maria, her family and ancestors.  I have a family tree tracing the family back to Norway that I would be happy to share.  Thank you.

 


DATE: 26 Sept 2002
NAME: Shirley Dorgan

SKOIEN  / BJORE /  DORGAN / BENSON 

ANDERS FREDERICKSEN SKOIEN (FREDERIC NILSON) was born November 06, 1823 in Jevnaker, Norway, and died December 17, 1870 in Norway. He married ELINE CHRISTENSDATTER in Norway She was born March 17, 1827 in Jevnaker, and died April 18, 1904 in Columbia Township, Polk County, MN.

Children of ANDERS SKOIEN and ELINE CHRISTENSDATTER are:
i. CHRISTIAN "KRIST" ANDERSON SKOIEN, b. August 05, 1850, Jevnaker, Norway, Skoyenie Farm; d. March 07, 1930, Pangman, SK CANADA..
ii. FREDERICK ANDERSON SKOIEN, b. April 21, 1854, Jevnaker, Norway
iii. GORO ANDERSDATTER SKOIEN, b. May 05, 1858, Lunner, Norway (Bergen) d. September 14, 1904, Fosston, MN.
iv. ANDRIAS ANDERSON SKOIEN, b. March 22, 1861, Jevnaker, Norway
v. GULBRAND ANDERSON SKOIEN, b. June 20, 1866, Jevnaker, Norway

Generation No. 2
2. CHRISTIAN "KRIST" ANDERSON SKOIEN (ANDERS FREDERICKSEN, FREDERIC NILSON) was born August 05, 1850 in Jevnaker, Norway, and died in  CANADA.. He married (1) OLINA OLSDATTER 1878 in Jevnaker, Norway. She was born 1858 in Haagenstadeiet, Norway. He married (2) KAREN CLARA IVERSON HANSON March 19, 1905 in Columbia Twp, MN USA. She was born April 22, 1872 in Toten, Norway, and died November 27, 1940 in Fosston, Polk Co. MN.

Children of CHRISTIAN SKOIEN and OLINA OLSDATTER are:
i. GLUBRAND SKOIEN, b. Abt. 1879, Norway.
ii. ANNA MARIE SKOIEN, b. May 27, 1880, Norway.

Children of CHRISTIAN SKOIEN and KAREN HANSON are:
iii. CLARA CHRISTINE SKOIEN, b. September 11, 1905, Fosston, Minn, Columbia Twp; d. March 08, 1943, Regina, SK CANADA, m. CHESTER (TED)                     HOWARD SCHWINDT
iv. ALFRED SKOIEN, b. September 03, 1907, Minn, Columbia Twp; d. May 12, 1955, Fosston, MN; m. MURIEL JOHNSON
v. ELLA SKOIEN, b. January 31, 1909, Minn, Columbia Twp; d. June 22, 1953, Fosston, MN; m. ARTHUR H HAUGEN

3. GORO ANDERSDATTER SKOIEN (ANDERS FREDERICKSEN, FREDERIC NILSON) was born May 05, 1858 in Lunner, Norway (Bergen) and died September 14, 1904 in Fosston, MN. She married ANDERS BJORE (aka Lars Larsen in Norway and Andrew Bjore in Canada) December 30, 1880 in Jevnaker, Norway, son of LARS BORGERSEN and ELINA KRISTOFFERSDTR. He was born December 16, 1857 in Norway and died December 10, 1925 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, CANADA.

Children of GORO SKOIEN and ANDERS BJORE are:

i. ANNE ELISE LARSEN BJORE, b. June 03, 1881, Jevnaker, Norway d. April 20, 1964, Pangman, SK, CANADA; m. MARTIN PAULSON ENGELSTAD HENDRICKSON, June 07, 1902, Fosston, Minn, U.S.A.; b. April 03, 1854, Nannestad, Norway d. December 22, 1927, Pangman SK, CANADA.
ii. LARS BJORE, b. September 17, 1883, Hougseie, Jevnaker, Norway; d. 1884.
iii. ELISA BJORE, b. Abt. 1887, Fosston, MN USA; d. December 01, 1895, Fosston, MN.
iv. JOSEPHINE ALBERTINE (BERTHA) BJORE, b. April 16, 1889, Bagley, Clearwater Co, MN, USA; d. January 19, 1966, Pangman, Saskatchewan, CANADA; m. OLAF KARLSEN BALKEN (OLE BENSON)
v. ADOLPH GUSTAF BJORE, b. April 09, 1891, Fosston, MN; d. November 25, 1948; m. FANNY HOBSON ARNOLD
vi. LEONARD BJORE, b. March 18, 1893, Fosston, MN USA; d. December 08, 1954, New Westminster, BC CANADA; m. HAZEL SUER;
vii. PETRINA "MAUD" LUDVIGE BJORE, b. December 13, 1895, Fosston, Columbia Township, MN USA; d. April 24, 1995, Calgary, Alberta; m. JOHN "JACK" DORGAN
viii. HILDOR BJORE, b. July 1898, Fosston, MN; d. 1903, Fosston, MN.

4. GULBRAND ANDERSON SKOIEN (ANDERS FREDERICKSEN, FREDERIC NILSON) was born June 20, 1866 in Jevnaker, Norway

Child of GULBRAND ANDERSON SKOIEN is:
i. OLAVA SKOIEN, b. July 24, 1875; d. August 18, 1892, Fosston, MN, USA; m. OLE PETTER (LARSEN) BJORE


DATE: 27 Jan 1997 Updated 26 Sept 2002
NAME: Sharon Mills

 SKOIEN  / HALVORSON / JOHNSON
I am researching HERMAN HALVORSON, his mother RAGNHILD and father HALVOR. I know they came from Norway but do not know name of town or parish. His mother later married KRIST SKOIEN who was a Canadian. They came into this continent via the Port of Quebec and through the Great Lakes into Wisconsin and settled in Mayville, ND when Herman was 3 years old. He was born 21 Mar 1877. Question: Where in Norway was Herman born? (How do I find this info?) Herman married INGER WESTLAND JOHNSON on 28 Mar 1898 in Canby, MN. He finally bought a farm 7 1/2 miles from Fosston, Polk Co., MN and died there on 1 Sep 1938. He and Inger had 9 children. Inger died 20 Dec 1957. I am looking for any leads that can give me information on where in Norway he and his family came from. Thank you for any help.



DATE: 16 Sep 1996
NAME: Eric Johnson

ST. LAWRENCE / MORROW
Looking for place of origin for an ALEXANDER ST. LAWRENCE of Polk County, East Grand Forks, MN. He married a JANE MORROW and had a son JOSEPH ST. LAWRENCE born on 15 Jan 1889. That's all I know!


DATE: 18 May 1998
NAME: Ali Werstlein

STUHR/ ROGGE/MUSGAT/WERSTLEIN
I am looking for information of any kind on the following Polk County individuals: Peter and Bertha (MUSGAT) STUHR of Euclid, Mn their children Gordon who married a woman named Alma, and Florence Lucille STUHR who married  Albert Henry WERSTLEIN in the Euclid/Crookston area. Any information on Peter's 1st wife and children Vesta and Harold STUHR also of Euclid. Peter's brothers and sisters Annie, Katie(both born in Hanover),Mary,Henry and at least one other brother born in MN. Also Peter STUHR'S Parents Carston STUHR and Else ROGGE both from Hanover, Germany and migrated into Goodhue county, MN approx 1865 possibly then moving to Euclid. Peter STUHR donated land to  the township of Euclid and owned several businesses there. He was often interviewed by the East Grand Forks Record and was still in Euclid and was a resident for 69 years at a 22 July 1949 interview. He was 85 at that time. Any Information on this family is greatly appreciated.


DATE: 11 Mar 1998
NAME: Patricia Herigon

SULLIVAN/ENRIGHT
Looking for info on Timothy and Honona (Nora) "ENRIGHT" SULLIVAN came to Minn. 1877 from Canada w/family children: Anna married Comings/Cummings, Katherine married Kennedy, Timothy A. married Schillings, and Edward. She died 1903 he died 1906 (?).  On 1910 Census a James Enright is on same page as Timothy and Honona could they be related??? Thanks for your help.


DATE: 9 Apr 1998
NAME: stephanie sunderland

SUNDERLAND

I'm looking for a death certificate of a George Sunderland.He's my g.g.Grandfather.


DATE: Jan 4, 2004
NAME: Ivy Ostby Hjornevik

SYVERSON / BERG / EMBRETSDATTER / OSTBY

The person I am seeking is Lars Ostby. He would have died prior to 1900 but was on the 1880 census with wife Martha. At that time he was living in Hendrum, Polk County, Mn. His wife remarried in 1900 to a Peter Nordlie. Lars was shown as a Gunsmith and he was born 6-6-1846 in Trysil, Norway.  Lars, wife and daughter immigrated to the U.S. in 1879.

 
Lars was the son of Lars Syversen and I guess the reason he took the last name of Ostby was because that was the last farm he lived on in Norway. It is also interesting that he had a half-brother living in the Halstad/Hendrum area who immigrated in 1881 so I assume he came to the area because of this brother. The brother went by the name of Ole Berg (Berg was the last farm he lived on in Norway). The mother of Lars and Ole was Annie Embretsdatter of the farm Torgals but she later lived on the Ostby farm. This sure makes genealogy fun. 
 
His death was prior to when deaths were registered in St. Paul.

DATE: 15 Dec 1997
NAME: Kate O'Keefe

THURSTON / CHASE 

I'm interested in any connection to the CHASE and THURSTON families in Polk Co.--primarily Fertile and Crookston. THURSTON connection is pre-1900. Nettie Thurston married George Henry Chase, and they lived in Fertile and had 10 children. Three of the Chase children (Fern, Ivy, and Irvin) were in the Wild Rice Children's Home in Twin Valley for a time. Married names of Chases are FARRIER, LADUE, DESROSIER, and BENDICKSNO. I look forward to hearing from you!


DATE: 4 Feb 1997
NAME: Christy Torkelson

TORKELSON
I am looking for anything on the history of the TORKELSON family--how they came her and so on. It would be greatly appreciated if someone would help me out on my family history.


DATE: 4 Feb 2007
NAME: Jean Hanson

TRANDEM

I am searching for information on the Trandem name...George Trandem, married to Elise Ness... Elise came from Norway in about1885...settled in Maple Bay area, married George Trandem about 1897...
Had 6 children, 2 of whom lived in the Erskine area...Helmer Trandem and Arthur Trandem..  Any help with this would be wonderful..


DATE: 13 Feb 2006
NAME: raenmk@juno.com

VESTERHEIM

My great grandparents, Nils & Sigrid Vesterheim lived in Fertile and had a restaurant in the early 1900s.  I am looking for information on the restaurant or my great-grandparents.
 


DATE: 4 Jun 1998
NAME: Madeline Wentzel Turner

WENTZEL / RADI
I would like to meet "cousins" from the descendants of Julius, August, Michael and Carl WENTZEL. My great grandfather, Julius, married Caroline Radi, daughter of Fredrich and Anna (JAHR) Radi.  All families came from West Prussia in 1860s via Canada and Wisconsin.  I am extracting birth, marriage and death records from LDS microfilms of Zempelburg, W Prussia at this time.


Date: 2 Dec 2002
NAME: Coleen Hoffman

WICK
Looking for any information on Emily Wick who lived at the Scandia Hotel in Crookston in 1910. Her parents Emma and Carl Wick died in 1903 and 1905. She had nine brothers and sisters. The Westerbergs that ran the hotel were her aunt and uncle. Emily supposedly moved to Fargo at a later date. A sister Ruth Wick was taken in by another family member around the Crookston area. Don't know if Ruth kept the last name Wick or not. Emily was born June 1894 and Ruth was born April 12, l902. Later Elmer Wick their brother moved there and lived the remainder of his life in Crookston with his wife Alma. Both Emily and Ruth were said to have married but I do not know their married names. If anyone has any information I would like to hear from you. Thank You. Coleen

I am looking for any information on an Emily (Emilie or Amelia) Wick that was born in Red Lake County in June of 1894.  She was in Polk County in Crookston in 1910 according to the census.  Suppose to have moved to Fargo-Moorhead area around 1917.  Wick was her maiden name and she did marry and I do not know what her married name was.  Any information would be appreciated. Coleen
 



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