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Message: John Doe (email@example.com) 1 Jan, 2002
Looking for info. on xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
December 15, 2004
Dolan, John (b. Jly 25, 1851 Springfield, Ill d.1930 Billings, Montana)
Lived In Green Isle 1895 -? Catholic married Bridget Kelly b 1856
Castlebar Ireland d. unk Looking for information about Bridge Kelly Dolan
--- firstname.lastname@example.org --- december 2,2004
looking for information on henry and amanda johns. they lived
in grafton township from about 1912 to 1916. are listed as farmers. they
had three children born in grafton twsp. i am also looking for mottler
cemetery in sibley county. dortha johns, a child of henry and amanda, was
buried there.any help is appreciated. thank you. bonnie johns ladd
sharon burnside (email@example.com) November 27,
Looking for any information ON Brockhoff/Bullert/Schauer Thank You,
Joyce Wood (firstname.lastname@example.org)
20 November 2004
Looking for info. on...... Patricia J. NIPPOLT. Born 16 Feb 1921. She
married Laruel A. Nyberg and they made their home in Lamberton, MN. I'd
like to have the names of her parents, siblings and possibly the names
of her grandparents and any other information that is available. Thank
you for your time and effort. Joyce Wood
(email@example.com) June 29, 2004
Looking for information on WILLIAM BATHEN in the Henderson, Norwood
& Gaylord area from about 1883 to 1903. He would have been about 16+
years of age in 1883. Also looking for information on NATHANIEL SEGAR(S),
SEGER(S) family with children Susan, John, Bradley, Clement, Nathaniel,
Dumont & Belinda. William Bathen married Alvina Belinda Segers daughter
of Dumont. Thank you. Cindy Hartman
(ISeekDeadPeople@aol.com) 15 Apr 04
Does anyone how to contact the sextone for the GASOW Cemetery? Thank
(firstname.lastname@example.org) 11 APR 04
My mother was a Kemps from Uden in Noord Brabant, The Netherlands.
I am researching this family and trying to find information on the cousin(s)
who started the Kemps Dairy in Minnesota. I believe it was Johannes (John)
Kemps, of whom I have found a bit of information in Sibley County. In 1908,
at the time of his half-brother Arnoldus’ death, he is listed (by the name
of John) as living in Minneapolis. Then, in October of 1912, we find a
John Kemps serving as pall-bearer for Walter Kaufmann in Green Isle
township, Minnesota at Saint Joseph’s Church in Arlington, Sibley County.
(There is no longer a Saint Joseph’s Parish in Arlington, only Saint Mary’s.)
The date given on the Kemps Dairy Website as the dairy’s beginning is 1914.
I would appreciate any information or leads. Thanks! Suzanne Noffke
(Graham7428@aol.com) 04 Feb 04
I am looking for information regarding Henry and Mary Cassidy.
They appeared in the 1880 Washington Lake Township census with children:
Thomas (b. 1858), Patrick (b. 1859), Mary Ann (b. 1862), Julie (b. 1864),
Matilda (b. 1866-my ggrandmother), and Margaret (b. 1868). If anyone has
any information regarding Henry and Mary prior to 1880 (when did they immigrate
into U.S., where were they prior to move to Sibley County, MN, etc.) it
would be greatly appreciated. Other Sibley County Family Names: Wherley,
Fuhrmann, Hallinan. Thank you. Patricia Graham
(email@example.com) Feb 3, 2004
Looking for more information on Daniel Myers, he was born 1855
in Ireland and lived in Green Isle from about 1883 to 1932, was a shoemaker
and is possibly buried in St Brendan's Cemetery. His first wife was Mary
Long Myers (1854-1916) I am interested in finding out about his life in
(firstname.lastname@example.org) 14 Jan 04
I am looking for any information regarding Brockhoff or Bullert.
(email@example.com) 12 Dec 03
Thomas Tracey b. 1829 Galway, Ireland. Came to Green Isle township
in 1846. Married Briget Flanagan b. 1938 Mayo, Ireland. Tracey/Tracy
family lived in Green Isle until 1972. Searching for township in Galway
of birth of Thomas Tracey, name of his father/mother/siblings.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) November 25, 2003
Would like information on Quast, Linton, Healey,MacDonald, Bean,
McCarthy,Van Doren,Regan,Arnold, Kipp, Squire,Ward,Kennedy,Missensal,of
Sibley county, Green Isle and Henderson and New Auburn.
(email@example.com) 30 Oct, 2003
<ClancyDear@aol.com> May 24, 03
Looking for an obituary for Michael Laughlin, died October 10,
1887. His Widow Catherine Laughlin was left with twelve children.
After his death she and the family moved to Morton, MN. Thanks for any
(firstname.lastname@example.org) May 17, 03
I am interested in any info on Shadingers in Sibley Co, MN.
I am descended from Shadingers from Carroll Co, GA and believe strongly
there is a connection, but haven't been able to make it yet. Any help would
May 11, 03
I am looking for Perschau, Arlington and Arlington Township.
Also Luedtke, New Auburn and New Auburn Township
Clare M Larsen
(email@example.com) May 7, 03 http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/o/r/Clare-M-Morgan-heupel-MN
O'BRIEN, BOYLE, WELSH
Looking for information on the ancestors & descendants of my great
grandparents William O'BRIEN and Mary BOYLE O'Brien from
the Arlington/Green Isle area. William was a farmer/livestock dealer. William
b. 1864 MN d. 1937 Arlington. Mary b. 1869 or 1870 MN d. 1916 Arlington.They
had 6 children I know of: 1. William Walter - b. 1894 d. 1954. Known as
Walter. 2. Margaret b. 1898. 3. James - b. 1897 d.1916? Died as a young
man. Was said to be a prize fighter. 4. Marie - b. 1900? d. 1983. 5. Ruth
- b. 1903 d.1979. 6. Mary Susan or Susanna b.1901?
So far what I know is that at least three of these children were baptized
at St. Mary's Church, William, Mary and James are buried in the parish
cemetery, and the elder children were born in Green Isle.
William and Mary were married in 1892 at Green Isle. Priest was Fr. J.J.
Hand. Lawrence Madden and Maggie Boyle were witnesses.
The info I have lists William's father as James OBrien. I have no
further info about James nor his wife or other children other than he was
born in Ireland.
I am told Mary Boyle O'BRIEN had a sister (K)Catherine who was married
to a Patrick GALLAGHER. She may have also had a sister named Maggie.
Her death record lists her parents as William BOYLE and Mary WELSH,
both born in Ireland. I have no further info on this family either. Any
information on any of the above families/names would be greatly appreciated!
firstname.lastname@example.org - April 1, 2003
I am wondering if anyone can help me nail down two things on the Fenske
family for me. They are: Ferdinand Fenske born about 1872 and
died before March 1915, I believe in the Gaylord area, but for sure in
Sibley County. Parents are Fredrick Fenske and Caroline (Templin)
Fenske. I would like to know Ferdinand's death date and where he
is buried, and if possible the cause of death. They other thing I want
to find out more on is a brother of Ferdinand's, named August was born
March 6, 1872 in Sibley County and died July 5, 1872 in Sibley County.
I also would like to find where August is buried and what his cause of
death was. If anyone can help, please let me know and thank you!
I am looking for descendants of Patrick and Sarah Kane who were
in Green Isle. They were a family of nine. The father Patrick died in 1910
and his wife Sarah died in 1887. Among others they had sons Charles, James,
and John. John died in 1910. They were related to the Kehoe's. Any
information would be greatly appreciated.
(EBachaus@aol.com) December 11, 2002
Stresemann and Noack
I am looking for the Stresemann family of Winthrop, particularly Otto or
Emil Stresemann who stood up for the wedding of my grandparents
Richard August Ferdinand Backhaus and Emma Wilhelmina Stressmann.
Also for more information on the family of Augusta Noack who was
my mother's paternal grandmother. Her husband was Ferdinand Boelter.
They were married in Henderson in 1868.
Denise M Bailey
Looking for information on John Helie Bigaouette. He is buried
in Jessenland. Name could also be spelled Bigout. born 1825, died
1877. He married Catherine Dixon. His child was Joseph Bigaouettte
b 8-24-2862 d. 1-27-1929 married Mary Ann Doherty.
<email@example.com>October 02, 2002
Otto Pieschke age 45 in the 1920 New Auburn census. He is widowed
at time of census. Children are Theodore, Alvina, Otto, August. Would like
to know more about Otto, wife and where in Prussia they immigrated from
I would like to contact Genevieve Jacobson or relatives working
on ISENBERG family. I have some Swedish research that you may not
have. I am from the ENGVALL branch of the family.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) July 7, 2002
Dixon, Gibson, Griffin
I am doing research on the following family from Washington Lake. I
have found reference to the family in the 1880 Federal census: Patrick
Dixon married Susan (Gibson). Children: Ella, other born
after 1880: Mammie, Stella, Jennie, and James. Stella Gibson married
Frank Griffin, they had two children: Susan (1905) and Genevieve(1903).
Stella had a second marriage to Ralph B. Carl. Susie and Genevieve
may have been born in Glencoe.
(email@example.com) JUNE 28, 2002
McCarthy, Regan, Bean
I would like to hear for anyone researching the names McCarthy,
Regan and Bean of Sibley county, Washington Lake and Green Isle, Henderson
areas. John McCarthy of Cork Ireland, (where in Cork Ireland ) married
Mary Casey, had son John born 1822 married Mary Ward born
1826,(buried Henderson) they had Mary Kennedy, John Patrick mar.
Ellen REGAN, (buried Green Isle) Margaret Spence, Ellen Hunsberger
and Thomas J.McCarthy.
(grammajo2D@netscape.net) June 25, 2002
Searching for my grandmother's birth records. Her parents: John(Irving)
GAMEL and Margaret SETTER were living in New Auburn, Sibley,
MN 1870-1900. Her father is buried in High Island Cemetery in New Auburn.
Do not know where her mother is buried. In 1914, Margaret was living with
a daughter in Big Lake, MN.
Michael (WindwoodOne@aol.com) June 16, 2002
PETERMAN / PETERMANN
I am looking for information on PETERMAN/PETERMANN families
living in the New Auburn area as far back as 1880 and any descendants thereof.
I would be related to them through my paternal grandmother (maiden name
SCHOESSOW). Would love to meet some lost cousins and add branches
to my Tree.
(CathyL2@aol.com) June 03, 2002
Haase, Maurer, Gasow, Borth
Researching families of J. & Dorothea Haase, their daughters
Henriette (m. Friedrich Gasow) and Wilhelmina (m. William Maurer) and so
on. J (first name unknown) lived ca 1786-1865 & Dorothea (maiden unknown)
lived ca 1790-1862. Henriette (1827-1889) & Friedrich (1819-1911) along
with the Haases are buried in Gasow Cemetery. Wilhelmina (1824-1911)
and William (1824-1911 - honest they really did live the exact same years)are
buried in Brown Cemetery. All were born in Mecklenberg and I was told they
settled in Dryden Township in spring of 1857, although I've yet to find
them on the 1857 census. They were Lutheran, don't know which parish. The
first two generations and most of the third stayed in the Gaylord-Henderson
area their entire lives. I'll happily share info with anyone interested.
Cathy Lombard (CathyL2@aol.com)
June 03, 2002
Beecher, Holland, Lester
Researching the families of Margaret Holland (1829-1900) married
first to Ben Lester or Lesher (ca 1806 - 1859) of Henderson. And
of David Beecher (1831-1877) married first to Johannah Unknown (who
died between 1857-1860) of Jessenland. Margaret and David later married
each other and are buried at St. Thomas in Jessenland. I'd be glad to share
<firstname.lastname@example.org> May 29, 2002
I am looking for any information on Carl William Fromm. He was
born 1843 in Germany then moved to Wisconsin when he was 12 then moved
later to Sibley County. He married my great gramdma Mary Hoppe in
August 1872. They had a son born in Sibley County John Eddie Fromm in
July 1879. The information I am interested in finding is the marriage information
on Carl and Mary--my grandparents. Any information you may find on Mary
such as birth information or information on her parents. Also birth information
on John E. Fromm.
email@example.com - 5/21/2002
KRANT - HOLTZ
Friedrich & Karoline Krant lie buried in Redeemer Lutheran
cemetery south of Belle Plaine, MN. just of highway # 19. Friedrich was
born 1/1/1823, he died 7/7/1902. Karoline was born 2/2/1822, she died 5/13/1909.
I am looking for relatives of two of their children. August Krant &
Gustav & Auguste Holtz (Krant)
(firstname.lastname@example.org) May 11, 2002
DAHLKE (DALKE), KIENITZ (KEINITZ)
I am seeking information on the Christopher (Chris or Christoph)Dahlke
family that resided in Sibley county during the late 1870s. Chris was
commited to St. Peter's State Hospital for the Insane on February 20, 1877.
He died there a short time later. His wife, Amelia (Grewe) Dahlke remarried
to Fred William Keinitz (Kienitz) about 1879. They resided in Sibley
County Section 13, New Auburn Township. Any info pertaining to either of
these families would be deeply appreciated.
(email@example.com) 11 May 02
My great grandfather was Friedrich Dreves-Kracht who came to
America by ship from Bremen, Germany via New York City on Oct 11, 1855.
He had a relative named Fredericka Wilhelimina Dreves-Kracht (a/k/a
Dreweskracht & Dreveskracht) who married a man named Herbst in the
l890's. If anyone has any information on this woman, please contact me
at the email address listed below. Wanda Corscadden Montana USA
(firstname.lastname@example.org) April 16, 2002
Looking for any one with information on my ancestor, Amelia Martien/Martin.
She was born 1865 in West Prussia. Came to Jessenland Township with an
aunt and uncle (names unknown) between 1869-1879. Aunt died. Amelia adoped
(no records) by Carl and Augusta Nauditt. They were strangers to
Amelia. Church connection - St. Paul's Church, Henderson, Minnesota.
(email@example.com) 31 Mar 2002
I am seeking information relating to my ancestors, Abraham and Louisa
LIVINGSTON. The family was enumerated in the 1860 Jessen Land, Sibley
County, MN census. Abraham was born in Canada 1807 and Louisa in NY 1813.
Their children were: Silas E. b. 1832, Helen b. 1835, Malissa b. 1837,
Amanda b. 1840, Rachel (my line) b. 1846, Walter b. 1847 and Elizabeth
b. 1850, Charles 1852, Daniel b. 1856, Willard b. 1859. The family migrated
from PA to IL to MN then on to KS in 1870. Any help is appreciated.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) 28 Mar 02
I'am searching for the parents of John Frances KELLEY, b 1848
in PA, married Eliza DIXON may 1876 Jessenland Twp, Children: John,Margaret,Mathew,George,Alousius
(My Grandfather) and James. Resided in Stillwater till 1894 then moved
to St Paul after the death of Eliza. Married Susan DIXON. John Died
Nov 1904 and is buried at St Thomas Catholic Church in Jessenland Twp
Don & Gert
Jahnke (email@example.com) 18 Mar 02
Hi,I am trying to find newspaper stories about the Gibbon baseball
team, when my Dad played for the Gibbon town team.He was a pitcher. He
played with or befor Harry Pautz, one of names I remember. It had to be
in the 1919-1930 area. Michelson is another name I remember. Dad was born
in Moltke Twp. in 1900. I was born in Gibbon in 1927. now live in Pine
River,MN. Dad once owned ( with a partner) the Gibbon Ballroom. They moved
it from the Gibbon Park to it's present site. Thanks. Don & Gert Jahnke
(firstname.lastname@example.org) 18 Mar 02
Hi. I am interested in a GTA elevator that possibly closed in Sibley
County in 1966. There was a manager that worked there from 1954 until it
closed in 66. I have reason to believe that he is my biological grandfather.
If anyone has any information or can point me in the right direction I
would greatly appreciate any info. Thank you Sarah
(Dwolkers@aol.com) 12 Mar 02
Looking for ancestors and decedents of John Steffer, born in
Prussia about 1820, married to Louise Black, also born in Prussia about
1835-40. Came to US about 1868. Known to be in Sibley Co for 1880 census.
Had 10 children: Gustaf, Michael, Gottlieb, John and Frederick, all born
in Prussia, and Augusta, Lewis, Henry, Bertha, and Hulda, born in Minnesota.
Frederick later moved to Washington State where he married Pauline Betz
in Cheney in 1892.
(email@example.com) 2 March 2002
Looking for ancestors and decedents of CHARLES/CARL OPITZ, born
ca 1819, who with his wife, JOHANNA, son Charles, daughters Bertha and
Emma immigrated from the Province of Silesia, Prussia ca 1860. They first
went to Wisconsin where son Herman was born in 1861. The family next moved
to Transit Township, Sibley County MN where sons Paul and Henry were born
in 1867 and 1871 respectively. Emma, my Great Grandmother, married Reinhold
Behnke in 1871 and spent the next 30 years in Sibley County. Any
information regarding the Opitz family would be greatly appreciated.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) 01 Mar. 2002
Searching for any information on Johann (John) Sander and Anna Caroline
Alwin. Other surnames being researched are, SANDER, BREITKREUTZ, FELDMAN,
ALWIN, SABLOSKA?, STREBEL, MEISNER, GEIB, RIEKE, WOLF, and, BOSSE.
I have quite a bit of information, but am always looking for more. Would
appreciate any help and am always willing to share.
ANDERLEY, SHAUGHNESSY, TRIMBO, LAWRENCE and DIXON
Searching for any information on the following names from the Jesssenland-Henderson
area: ANDERLEY, SHAUGHNESSY, TRIMBO, LAWRENCE and DIXON from the
mid 1800's to present. Willing to trade information.
Dorothy Schneider (email@example.com) Feb 2, 2002
information on John P. Kratka of Henderson, Sibley County, Minnesota.
He lived there in 1862 and applied for funds for property lost as a result
of the Dakota uprising. Would appreciate any information on his family
and where he was born. Thank you in advance.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) 24 January, 2002
Looking for data on family of Henry Carl Sandmann and Wilhemina
(Ahlers) Sandmann, who immigrated from Hannover, Germany. They moved
to Henderson, Minn in 1885. Minn. State Census of 1900 has them listed
in Blakely Twsp with children: Henry, Margaret, Edward and Fred. They would
later have a sum of eight children. Their eldest son, Henry William Christian
Sandman married Anna Herbst in Nov. 1901. She was the daughter of
Mr.Mrs. Edward Herbst of Blakely. Henry and Anna lived in Henderson
until 1918 and then moved to Buffalo Lake. Henry was confirmed in a Lutheran
church by a Rev. Ahlbrecht - does anyone know what church this would be?
I would like to make contact with Herbst and Sandmann descendants
or any neighbors of these families. The purpose would be to learn more
about their life and obtain copies of any family pictures.
Patricia Galvin Whalen
(email@example.com) January 17, 2002
GALVIN / CASEY
This is a Sibley County Query about my great grandparents: Denis Galvin
(b. 1821 in County Kerry, Ireland) and Joanna Casey (b. 1828
in County cork, Ireland). The came to US, lived a short while In St. Louis,
Missouri and settled in Sibley County. They had ten children, three of
whom died as infants. I know the names of their children and their children's
spouses, but I do not know anything else about them. Their names are as
follows: John Galvin and Margaret Coughlin; Julia Galvin and John
Griffin; Thomas Galvin and Elizabeth McCarthy; Timothy Galvin and Mary
Padden; Patrick Galvin and Nell Grattan; Catherine Galvin and John Mulhern;
Michael Galvin and Hannah Berg. Dennis and Joanna are both buried in the
cemetery at Assumption. Any information on these family members would be
appreciated. Pat Galvin Whalen
(firstname.lastname@example.org) 27th Nov. 2001
I'm trying to find out about the history/origin of Doheny's
Landing and in particular, its connection to the name DOHENY.
Linda Boyle Ledford
(Writelinda@msn.com) Nov 19, 01
Boyle, Joyce, Flannery
ggg grandfather John Boyle came to Sibley Co. with daughter
Catherine (Boyle) Joyce & her husband Gehard. Catherine &
Gehards 1st born daughter was Margaret Joyce, born 1862. Her death
certificate lists place of birth - Assumption. They are all buried in Assumption
Lake Cemetery except her father John. I am still searching for his burial
place. My great uncle Ed Boyle of Carver Co. said John was buried
behind a small church in Jessenland. Gehard died in 1886, Catherine in
1891. Daughters Elizabeth & Margaret divided the Joyce farm
according to obit. Margaret was married to John C. Flannery.( I
have a picture of John & underneath it says Belle Plaine). I do not
know if they had children? I believe John's parents were Cornnelius &
Mary Flannery. All buried in Assumption Cemetery also. Looking for info
on these families, especially where my ggg grandfather is buried.
(email@example.com) Oct 20, 2001
I am looking for Yvonne Larson who lived in Winthrop in the
late 50's and early 60's. She may still be living there I don't know. If
she is married I do not know her new name. I use to know Yvonne during
that time. I llived in New Ulm just south of Winthrop. When I knew her
she lived on the first farm south of Winthrop. Yvonne had one brother and
even that name does not come to my mind. All I want to do is see how she
is doing and what she has done the past 40 years.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) October 11, 2001
looking for any one with information on hildegarde butschkau,
born aug 14th 1885. died aug 24th 1958. would love to know if anyone knew
her or family thank you. Debbie
(email@example.com) Sept 27, 2001
I am looking for a birth record for a Una Ianthe YOUNG born
Aug 05, 1911 in Gaylord, MN. I have very little information about her parents
but I think their names were Charlie Young and Alverta Pond. Any
information you can find for me would be a great help. Any related individuals
would be nice too. Thank you, Zach Petz
(firstname.lastname@example.org ) Sept 25,2001
looking for any info on a Ernst Gustavus or Gustavus Ernst Blaser
.Born about 1853 in Germany . Came to Sibley or LeSueru Co. Was a tailor
.Had a tailor shop in LeSueur in 1881 . Married Emma Demm in LeSueur in
1878. Had 2 children ; Lydia born 1880 and Karl or Charles born 1881 .
Karl died in 1882 . Between 1882 and mid 1885 Emma and Gustavus divorced.
We want to find out about Gus after the divorce , When died ? where ?.
We know there are several Blaser's in the Gasow Cemetery and St
Paul's Cemetery near Gaylord ., ,
(email@example.com) Sept 12, 2001
KUSKE, GUTZMER, LEISTIKOW
Looking for information on the Sibley Kuske's... Johann Friedrick
Kuske (b. Prussia 1846) son of Johann and Wilhelmina Kuske,
married Albertina (b. in prussia 1852) daughter of Caroline and John Leistikow.
Son John Kuske, b. MN 1884, married Emma b. MN 1883, daughter of
Albert Gutzmer and Augusta Zabel.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) Aug 21, 01
I am looking for information about Fred or John Kahlow who was
married to Rieka Rahing Kahlow. He is buried in the Brown Cemetery
in Henderson, Minnesota and she is buried in the German Settlement Cemetery
which I think is also in Henderson. I do not know their marriage date or
place. Their daughter, Ida Kahlow Milbradt was my great-grandmother.
She was born (place unknown) on April 1, 1869 and married Herman H. Milbradt
(date place unknown). Ida died in Wood Lake, Minnesota in Yellow Medicine
County on May 23, 1932.
Nelson (bkconstruction@ mcn.net) Retrieved from MnGenWeb archives
Aug 10, 2001
My Grandmother was Lydia Johanna Marie Dreveskracht. Born Jan
25, 1884 in Kelso MN. (Sibley County) she Died July 01, 1943. in Glasgow
Montana. She married Earl Manville Nelson in 1906. He was born May
17, 1883 in Minnespolis, MN. Died Sept. 21, 1953 in St Paul, MN. She had
a son out of wedlock by Anton Horst, MN. ?? His Name was Raymond
Clarence Louis Horst Nelson. Born Jan 03, 1902. Mpls. MN. Died Nov
02, 1978. in Mpls MN. She also had three children By Earl M. Nelson Earl
A. Nelson. born Oct 07, 1908 MN. Died July 30, 1995 in Glasgow Montana.
Louis Angelo Nelson. born Mar 26, 1916. MN. Died Oct 16, 1998. Great
Falls Montana. A daughter Emilie M. Nelson. (Settera) Born 1911.
in Richland Montana. Died 1946 in Glasgow Montana Lydia Father was Frederrick
Wm. Dreveskracht, born April 13, 1858. Kelso Twp, MN. Died Feb 18,
1908. in MN. If someone needs information on the dreveskracht family
..contact me . Thanks Bob..
(FireLily130@aol.com) July 30, 2001
I am searching for any info. regarding the BETHKE or BORTH families
from Sibley County area. John Herman Emil Bethke (d. 1983) and Oradell
Alvina Borth (b. 1912, d. 1984) were married and had four children
(Gary, Mavis, Delaine, Nelda) whom they raised in Gibbon, MN. They had
200+ acres of farmland, which is still in the Bethke name. John's
parents were Fredrich Bethke and Ida Ahlbrecht, from where
I do not know. Any info is appreciated!
I am looking for infomation leading me to Friedrick Krant. Born
in Posen, Prussia on 1/6/1852. Lived on a farm in McLeod County, Mn with
wife Caroline BREYER and three children. I cannot find death records at
that county. One daughter married and moved to Belle Plain, MN. Friedrick
died 7/7/1902. There is no record in Scott County, Mn for his death there.
I am wondering if he may have moved into the Sibley County, MN area.
(email@example.com) July 13, 2001
Seibold (t) and Petermann
Looking for info on descendents of Fredrick & Barbara Seibold(t)
of Rush River and then Henderson, Sibley County. Some of their children
are: Gottlieb, Christina Frederika who married Charles Petermann -lived
in Henderson and then St.Paul, and Charles S. who married Delia Kohler
- lived in Henderson and then LeSeuer County, MN.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) July 12, 2001
Looking for information on Edward Behnke b. about 1815 in Prussia
who with his wife Eva, son Reinhold G., and daughter Antonie immigrated
to the U.S. in 1873. Reinhold G. married Emma Pauline Obitz in 1880 or
early 1881 and settled in Transit Township, Sibley County as a farmer.
I have no information, but would like some, on the Obitz family.
While Reinhold G. and Emma Pauline Behnke settled in Transit Township,
Reinhold's parents, Edward and Eva Behnke lived in the Henderson, Sibley
County area. The Behnke's were in Sibley county from around 1873
until about 1903. Reinhold could also be spelled Rinehold. Any information
on any of these people would be appreciated.
July 06, 2001
Looking for info on A.P. Anderson and wife Katrina and son Henry
living in Bernadotte in 1880. Henry with wife Margarita lived in Alfsborg,
Sibley Co. in 1900. A.P. Anderson ,Katrina and Henry came across
from Sweden in 1862. All where naturalized in 1866/67 in Sibley County.
June 25, 2001
I am searching for Micheal Mangan/Bridget Welsh Mangan decendants
of Washington Lake Township; John McCarthy/ KateDaly McCarthy and
there decendants of the Belle PLaine area and finally th McGrann Clan
of Green Isle, Washington Lake Township. Can exchange info for the following
families, Lawrence, Berger, Purcell, Sherlock, Colbert, Bailey, Rasmussen,
Surnames: Mast, Summ
Looking for info. on Gottlob Mast, shown as naturalized in Sibley
County, MN, in 1867. He arrived in U.S. at age 14, occupation laborer,
with Johann, age 13, aboard Fanny from Antwerp to NY docking May 23, 1854.
He voted in 1872 in California in Yolo County, where a large number of
descendants live today. He may have married Anna Maria Summ in Minnesota.
In Minnesota, the two had three children, Edward b. about 1866, John Gottlieb
b. 21 Oct. 1867, and Laura b. about 1868. These were later followed by
another 5 born in California. He came from (Freudenstadt--we think), Wurttemberg,
Germany. Thanks for your help.
(Faithnoelle66@AOL.com ) May 13, 2001
I'm looking for information on the Brockoff family. I can trace
it to an Albert Brockoff issued a ss# in Sibley county,Mn. This
is as far as I can go as there is no trace of his wife. Thank you for any
help. Faith Brockoff
(email@example.com) May 07, 2001
I'm researching the following surnames in Jessenland, and Henderson,
MN. with the most important listed first--
Lifto/Lefto/Leftault, Gadbaw, Greenbush, Beliveau, Peliter, Pollock,
Wagner, Murphy, Comnick, Goulet, Anderly, Kotasek, Paquette, Durocher,
Favro/Favreau, Kenow, Hoyt, Kochsiek, Sweeny, Anderson, Schliesing, Lingane,
Golden, Patterson. My main names are Lifto/Lefto as my gr. gr.
grandparents were Joseph and Adelaide (St. Michel) Lifto. They migrated
to Jessenland about 1857-1856. She died there November 13, 1883 a widow.
I'v never been able to find obits on either of them as the Henderson Independant
is missing for her obit, and his approxamite death date. I am very interested
in connecting with anyone tracing any of the names I have listed.
Linda Boyle Ledford
(firstname.lastname@example.org) May 05, 2001
I am looking for information on my great great great grandfather Thomas
Boyle. I was told her was buried in a small church cemetary in Sibley
County in the late 1860's to 1870's. He settled in the Belle Plaines/Green
isle area and his wife's name was Margeret. I would be greatful for any
information you can find about him Thanks
(Litlkeg@aol.com) May 03, 2001
Baran / Baron / Barron
I'm looking for information on my gggrandmother. I don't have much except
that she died in Henderson, Sibley County, on December 20, 1903. Her name
was: Anna (maybe Mary Anne or Marianna) BARAN or BARON or BARRON.
She was the widow of Joseph BARAN, and mother of Joseph and Jacob
Baran, of St. Cloud and of Mpls. She was born in Zarnowitz, Prussia,
probably between 1810-1820. Her maiden name was Gaffke (I think).
(Speculady@aol.com) May 02, 2001
My grandfather's youngest brother, John Ohland, married Elsbeth
(Elsie) Dascher. In the 1900 census they resided in New Auburn Township.
John was a blacksmith. They subsequently moved to Canada. I have an incomplete,
handwritten, genealogy chart for them but cannot locate the family. Any
clue will be appreciated.
<email@example.com> March 24, 2001
Anyone know where I can obtain information on these people or if anyone
is related to them? William Pierce Shortell born July 2, 1869 in
Green Isle, Minnesota, his parents, John Augustine Shortell &
Bridget Delaney were from Killkenny, Ireland. William Shortell
was married to Minnie (Wilhelimina Katherine Gast) born in Germany.
William had brothers Tom, John, Edward and sisters Maggie (Margaret) &
Julia. Julia married a Dwyer. William & Minnie Shortell later
moved to Montana. The Shortell family farmed in GreenIsle, Minn.
somewhere. They were catholic. Thanks, Kevin
(firstname.lastname@example.org ) March19,2001
Demm /Damm/ Blasé/ Blaser
Searching for info on the Friedrick and Henrietta Demm family .
Went to Sibley Co (assume in Henderson area ) from Schwarzburg Germany
in 1968 /1870. Had several children including Emma , born in
1861 . Emma married a
Gustavus Blase or Blaser about 1878-1879.Gustavus Or Erst born 1853 in
Prussia . Had daughter ,Lidia , born Jan 1880 in LeSueur. In
1885 Emma remarried a August Hasse in Chaska (Carver Co. ) We tying to
find what happened (1) to Gustavus between 1880 and 1885.
(2 ) any info on the Blase family nd (3) how did Emma end up in Chaska
area . Did parents Fred and Henrietta move to that area in 1880-1885 ?
(email@example.com) March 16, 2001
Looking for information about Michael Buesgens and his family
who lived in Faxon Township, Sibley County in the 1920's. He was
married to Gertrude ? and was probably Catholic.
(Jshepet@aol.com) March 12, 2001
I am looking for information on the Kabb and Shepet families
of Henderson, MN. Max Shepet (b. 1889 d. 1966) married Sarah
Kabb (b. 1895, d. 1984). They had 4 children: Mark,
Sylvia, Harris and Theodore. Any information would be appreciated.
O'Brien and Welch
I am looking for information about my maternal great grandfather's family.
He was William O'Brien, b. 1878 - d. 1945. He married Bridget Fogarty
in Belle Plaine, Scott County, MN in 1896. His oldest child (of seven)
was my grandmother, Florence O'Brien Mulcahy. He had a brother
named Dan and possibly another brother or cousin named Frank. I believe
his mother's maiden name was Welch. I would appreciate any information
regarding these families.
Lucinda Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
March 01, 2001
Herman or Harry Plankers. Born in Arlington? around 1874.
He is listed as my grandmothers father in the McLeod County records.
My great grandparents were not married and my great grandmother Bertha
LITZAU never spoke of H. Plankers. It would settle
a family mystery if we could find out if this is our Herman Plankers.
I am a descendant of Carl(Charles) and Regina(Eberhardt) Miller(Mueller)
who lived north of Gibbon. Carl is buried there and Regina later died in
Iowa. They were German Lutherans. Their son, John Miller, was my Great
Great Grandfather. John married Charlotte Eckardt from that area, too.
I would really like to know more about Carl and Regina and their backgrounds.
Dicksie Knight MAY
(Dicksiem@aol.com) February 19, 2001
FRIEDRICH(S), DEMM (DEMN/DAMM), SCHUETZ, GLAESER, SCHROEDER.
Researching these surnames of Sibley County, MN. Would like to exchange
anyone interested in these families.
(email@example.com) February 08, 2001
MUELLER / MILLER
Looking for any info on a Mueller family, that lived in Sibley County,
Moltke Township, Fred Muelller/Miller born on July 12 1854. Married
Mary Broemelkamp. This couple had eleven children. Info on this
couple and their children would be appreciated. Childrens names were Edward,
Rhoda, Clara, George, Laura, Ella, Ida, William, Emma. Have birth dates
of the children and their married names most buried near Gibbon, Hector,
MN Thanks Elaine
(PHS6971@aol.com) February 03, 2001
I am Looking for Mary Owens born in Penna in 1852, who married an
Andrew Dolan in Green Isle Minn in 1877. Andrew Dolan
was born in Green Isle Minn, They had three children and later moved to
(firstname.lastname@example.org) January 15, 2001
I am researching my paternal great-grandmother Josephine Fischer.
She is the daughter of Franz (Frank) and Carolina Fischer.
She also had at least one brother, August. According to the 1860
census, this family lived in Jessenland Township in Sibley County.
Josephine Fischer is supposed to have married Bernard Huelskamp
in 1860 or 1861, but the location is not known. Josephine would have
been about 20 or 21 years old at that time. Religion is most likely
Catholic. I need help in locating the places (and dates) of birth, and
death of Frank and Carolina, and the marriage of Josephine and Bernard
Huelskamp. Any help in locating the vital records of this
family would be appreciated.
Hi I am doing research for the families of Henry Joseph Thole and
is family, Wife Elizabeth (Blumberg ) sons Frank, Steven, Henry
( Joe ). Frank is listed in the 1880 census along with is wife Cathrine
Gannon Thole. Any type of help would be great.
(Barbsfelines@aol.com) December 02, 2000
I am researching my paternal grandparents, and the Johann Samuel Borth
Family immigrated in 1859 from Prussia to Minnesota and were said to have
settled in the "Minneapolis" area. A very early family
photo was taken at a studio in
Henderson. William Borth, who was 8 years old when he immigrated
trained as a blacksmith and then moved to the Sauk Co., Wisc. area and
married my great-grandmother. Thank you.
Naomi Koepsell Jurgens
(email@example.com) November 30, 2000
Fenske, Koping, Senske, Wigand, Leske, Pomplun, Templin
There are a few questions I would like to put within this query having
to do with the Fenske Family
1. I have an Albertina Rose Fenske b. 1859 and d. 1894, parents
were Frederick Wilhelm Fenske and Caroline Templin. I know that
she married a Fred Koping and he was born September 28, 1855 and
died October 5, 1915. They had seven known children but I do not know any
of the names. If you could fill me in more on the dates and places of Albertina's
birth and death or have any information on her children please let me know.
2. I have another child of Frederick Wilhem Fenske and Caroline
Templin and his name is Julius Albert. He was b. January 1, 1860
in Washington Lake Township, Sibley County, MN and died November 5, 1937.
He married Alvina Pomplun November 13, 1885 and she was born March
27, 1864 and died June 30, 1925. They also had seven children, I have their
names but no dates. Louise Heimke, Henry, Herman, Louis, Julius, Alvina,
Anna. Again I need help in the place of birth, marriage and death of Julius
and more on his children and where they landed up at.
3. I have an Albert Fenske whose parents were William R. Fenske
and Clara Augusta Berthat Paul. Albert was born October 2, 1892
and died August 24, 1962. Albert had 2 sisters - Frieda (first married
a Ed Senske and then a man with the last name Wigand) and
Clara. I would love to fill in information on Albert and his sisters.
Their parents are buried at St. Paul's Cemetery in Gaylord, Sibley County,
4. Finally I have a Arthur Fenske who was b. March 10, 1889 in
Grafton Township, Sibley County, MN and died November 21, 1969 in Buffalo
Lake, MN. He married a Laura Leske February 3, 1909. They had two
known kids and they were Esther and Elloyd Banke. I do not have anything
else on these kids except their names, can anyone help?
(firstname.lastname@example.org) October 19, 2000
Michael Donohue died 1873 Henderson, Sibley, MN wife Ellen Donohue
died 29 Dec 1872 Henderson, Sibley, MN Any clue as to where they are
buried? I checked St. Joseph and Brown's Cemetery and no luck.
Diana Schroedl Lahti
(DLahti69@aol.com) Oct 14,2000
I'm inquiring about Schroedl's and Geotz's who lived in Gibbon
MN from about 1883 to about 1928 George Schoedl was a butcher in
town. Some of his children’s jobs were John- mail carrier. Joseph- blacksmith.
George Geotz owned a threshing machine and went all over the county.
They belonged to St. Willibrough Catholic church. Diana Schroedl Lahti
Galen W. Sommer
(GalenSommer@cs.com) October 07, 2000
I'm working on the family history of my great-grandfather William Sommer
who first settled in Penn Township in McLeod County in 1862 and than
later on around the beginning of the 1890's bought land in Bismark Township
in Sibley County. He died in Winthrop, MN. on 4/18/1905. He was possibly
born in Gross Friedrichsfeld (Stachowice) - village, Schweidnitz (Swidnica)
- county, Schlessin (Silesia) - state, Prussia (Poland). Galen W. Sommer
Karen Sander Helfert
(email@example.com) September 24, 2000
I am starting on my family tree for Sander and at two points I have,
so far, found several Riecke's. I have an: Ernestina Sander (dob
10/May/1851 in Prussia) marrying a John Riecke - no other info on
him. Then later, I have: Hattie Sander (DOB 12/Sep/1890) marrying
(probably in Arlington) a John Riecke - no other info on him. I
also have Laura Sander (born 1881) marrying an Adam Riecke -
no other info on him. If you have any info which would fit any of these
relationships, I would appreciate it... I am especially looking for any
Sander (centered in Arlington/Henderson) info. I, of course, will
be glad to share whatever I have. Thanks ..... Karen Sander Helfert
Mary Kay Schmidt
(firstname.lastname@example.org) September 22, 2000
Seeking information on ancestors and descendants of Patrick KIERNAN
and Katherine Mary DONLON of Washington Lake Township, Sibley
County, MN. Patrick was born about 1842 in Ireland, possibly County Cavan.
On February 23, 1867, he married Katherine Mary DONLON at St. Thomas
Catholic Church in Jessenland Township, Sibley County. Katherine was born
November 20, 1849, in New York, to Peter DONLON and Mary FOX. The
DONLON family moved to Washington Lake Township between 1856 and
1858. Patrick KIERNAN died on November 1, 1894, in Washington Lake
Township. Katherine died in Jessenland Township on September 3, 1931. Both
are buried, along with many of their children, in St. Brendan's Catholic
Cemetery, Green Isle, Sibley County.
Meyer-Blasing, (email@example.com) Sept. 8, 2000
I'm interested in getting in touch with anyone researching the Blasing
or Blaesing family, which came to Henderson from in 1855. This
includes Martin and Beate Blaesing and their offspring, including
August F. Blasing, Friedrich F. Blasing, Julius Blasing,
and Hermann Blasing, all four of whom fought in the civil war. Any
info would be helpful. Martin Blaesing was the brother of my ggg
grandfather, Michael Blaesing, whose son, August came to America
at the same time and settled in Waukesha Cty, Wisconsin.
Karen Sander Helfert
My grandfather, Arthur Sander had a farm outside of Arlington, later moved
in town. Am told he helped start the Sibley County Museum. Am looking for
Sander's ancestors and related family Thanks in advance
Charles B. Hoelzel
(firstname.lastname@example.org) August 14, 2000
PAPKE, Gottfried Wilhelm Herman (1835-1910) and EISLER, Julienne
(1841-1907). Married Vitroese, Pomerania 5 Nov 1859. Emigrated 1863 with
daughter Antonia Juliana to Milwaukee WI. Moved to Sibley County 1871.
Divorced 1889. She remarried August Henschke in 1880.
MANNSFELDT, Martin Carl (1830-1898) KAMMER, Sophia Monetha
(1831-1896). He emigrated from Mecklenburg (1851) Married in WI 1852, moved
to Sibley County 1862. I need more information on birthplaces by way of
declaration of intent and/or naturalization for both.
(email@example.com) July 01, 2000
I am seeking information about the following DETERLING families,
found on the 1910 Sibley County census: Henry and Anna, lived Arlington
TWS. Charles J. and ?, Henry N. and Emily, lived Gaylord village John and
Minnie, lived Moltke TWS. William and Mary, lived Washington Lake TWS.
I would like to determine if these families are related to my husband's
Deterling relatives from Humberstone TWS, Welland, Ontario, Canada.
I'm looking for information on Ida Marie Elizabeth Benson, born
May 29, 1900 in Gibbon, Sibley Co., MN. I don't know her father's name
(other than Benson). Her mother's name was Caroline Carlson.
The family moved to Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA where they had land that
they farmed. I believe Ida's parents had 11 children, 6 of whom are listed:
Myrtle, Carl, Rueben, Waldo, Lawrence, Elmer (Hilmer?). I believe one child
died as an infant. Any advice about where to go from here would be appreciated!
(firstname.lastname@example.org) April 25, 2000
Looking for any information relating to BURFIELD. Isaac and Arabelle
Burfield and family lived in Arlington abt 1900.
Dennis C. Dahlberg,
(email@example.com) Apr 15 2000
Dietz / Kuske
Looking for information on August Dietz. He was married to Bertha
Kuske and Alice Dorn. He farmed for many years in Sibley
County. I am a grandson of his. I would like any information on the Dietz
and Kuske families.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) April 09, 2000
RIEBE / Sickmann
Looking for any information on Ernest Riebe, son of Albert Riebe
and Otillia Sickmann, of Arlington. Story is he went to China
and was killed there, and his body shipped back here. His middle name was
possibly Lester. If anyone has any information I would appreciate it! Thanks!
(email@example.com) April 07, 2000
BERTRANG, THEISSEN, BURKE, MURPHY
Francis William BERTRANG (1855 Luxembourg-1938 Henderson, MN) married
Mary Susan THEISSEN (1859 Henderson, MN - 1931 Henderson, MN) and
had children: Loretta Josephine (m. Paul Stanley BURKE), Mathias
Joseph (m. Mae MURPHY), Joseph Alvin (m. Florence Emma THEISSEN),
Francis Henry (m. Arvilla A. _________). We would like to correspond with
anyone having connections with these families.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) March 23, 2000
Anderson changed name to Lundholm arrived in Sibley Co. Winthrop,
MN circa 1884-85. Jonas Peter and his Wife Greta Lisa (Johannesdotter)Lundholm
brought nine children with them from Småland, Sweden. I am looking
for confirming dates and information. Thank you,
(email@example.com) 11 March 2000
I am searching for information on William BERGER b. abt 1841 in
Baden and his wife Elizabeth b. abt 1844 in PA. They were living in Jessenland
Twp as found in the 1880 Sibley Co. MN federal census. Their children include
Peter Leo, John, Mary Ann, Celia, Albert and Edward.
Looking for any information on Riebe Family that came to Minnesota
around 1872 or 1873. Looking for family or parents of William Herman Riebe
. b. January 10, 1856 in Pommern, Prussia.
(Chchobrien1@cs.com) March 05, 2000
Am looking for any information I can find on my G-g-grandfather, James
O'Brien. He was born in Fermoy, County Cork, Ireland, on December
22nd 1822. He came to the U.S.A. via New York in 1845. He then went to
St. Paul, after about 3 years, and Margaret (Mollly) whose last name I
presently have 3 variants on, and they married. They moved to Sibley County
a few years later where James began purchasing land for farming. Several
purchases were made which were eventually passed on to his son Michael,
born 1859. James died in Arlington in 1905. I am unable to locate the original
farm areas, or the gravesites. Any information would be appreciated. Thank
Audrey J Farr
(firstname.lastname@example.org) February 26, 2000
Looking for Scharping or Meisner in Sibley County, Village
of Arlington, Minnesota 1866 - on. Scharping from West Prussia,
(email@example.com) February 25, 2000
Julius Tusch, known to me as a resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan
in 1860, then buried in Grand Rapids in 1895, seems to have "disappeared"
from Michigan for some number of years. I came across the reference to
a Julius Tusch in the Federal Census for Sibley County, Henderson
page, page 3. I looked at this page in our microfiche system but could
not make out the writing. Furthermore, this census appeared to be more
of a census of pigs, cattle, sheep and corn than of people. Not sure what
I am missing, but would like usual census information on Julius and the
others mentioned in the surname line. Thanks, Bob Tusch (GGGrandson
(firstname.lastname@example.org) February 22, 2000
Looking for information on the Merhoff and Dreves-Kracht
families who were living in Sibley County, Minnesota circa 1860 to 1900.
Any info greatly appreciated.
John M. Ross
(email@example.com) January 30, 2000
Reese / Spannaus
Seeking anyone researching (or who have come across) the Reese or
Spannaus surnames in Sibley County, MN, most notedly the Henderson
Township, Henderson, or Gaylod area. Thanks!
Larson (firstname.lastname@example.org) January 04, 2000
Bonin or Bonine
I am looking for further information on my great great grandfather Vincent
Bonin. He and his wife Mary came from Prussia and settled in New
York before coming to Minnesota. He had land in Grafton Township in Sibley
County and was buried in the Stewart Catholic Cemetery. Vincent and his
wife had 10 surviving children: Regina, Mary, Anna, Emma. Elisabeth, Martha,
August, John, Anton and Frank. He lived in Grafton sometime after 1880.
The spelling of the last name may have been Bonin and eventually
became Bonine. Any information would be greatly appreciated!
Looking for information on my Grandparents. George Humphrey was
married to Fleda Brown (Humphrey) possibily in early 1900's
My father's brith certificate states they were born in Gaylord and later
moved to MA. Any information about the Brown's or Humphrey's
in Gaylord area would be helpful.
Jacki C. Kritzeck
(email@example.com) December 15, 1999
LaBeau or LeBeau, Maisonneuve
Am looking for any info on Baptiste LeBeau / LaBeau and Adolphe
or Frederic Maisonneuve. Both were originally French Canadians who
ended up in Sibley and Scott Counties. The Maisonneuve family raised
12 children in Henderson and was somewhat well known in the late 1800s.
Any info is appreciated.
Robert A. Nelson,
Dreveskracnt, and Weagand
I am looking for any information on the Dreveskracht, Weagands,
or anyone related to these family that someone may have. They settled around
New Rome, and Gaylord Minn. About 1860. Thanks Bob Nelson, Great Falls,
Looking for parent of: William Whelan ~ b.1857 IRE or PA. Married:
~ Margaret Sherlock 29 Jul 1878, St. Johns Church, Sibley. Witnesses:
John Sherlock, Michael Whelan, Lizzie Donovan, Catherine
Sherlock. Thank you, Judy Dalluge
(firstname.lastname@example.org) November 01, 1999
I am researching the Henry Michaelis family of Gibbon, MN. Daughter,
Anna Michaelis b. 26 Aug 1884 Married Clyde Dickson Overman.
Anna had 4 sisters and 1 brother. The sisters are listed as Mrs. Dick Thran,
Gibbon; Mrs. Felix Hoffman, Winthrop; Mrs. Charles P. Fischback,
Couderay, WI; and Mrs. John (Bertha) Podratz, Brownton. Any help
greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.
(email@example.com) October 27, 1999
SKEMP, HALPIN, SIMMONDS
I'm looking for information about Dr. Archie A. SKEMP who lived
in Rush City. He was married to Ellen HALPIN. Ellen is a sister
to George Francis HALPIN, my great grandfather. He was married elsewhere
(DeGraff, Swift Co MN 4 Aug 1919 to Eliza Mae SIMMONDS). Since I
am having trouble tracing George's line back, I thought I might get at
it through Ellen. The HALPINs settled in Garden Valley, Jackson
Co WI--that is where Ellen came from originally. Looking for Ellen's father's
name and a location for him. Believe Ellen's parents were Michael and Mary
HALPIN, but another source has Michael dying too early to be George's
father also. Any help greatly appreciated.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) October 23, 1999
Looking for any information connected with Ida Redmann or Emil Radunz.
(email@example.com) October 14th, 1999
I am looking for information about the family of my grandfather, Donald
E.F.Briest (dob 11/26/1913). His father's name was August H. Briest
(dob unknown), his grandfather was Gottfried Briest (dob 1845)
and his grandfather was Gottfried H. Briest (dob 1814). Gottfried
H. came to the US from somewhere in Germany, either Hohenstein Province,
or Angern, Saxony, Germany) The family settled in Sibley County, in the
Gaylord area. Thank you very much in advance!
I would appreciate any information about my Great-grandfather who settled
on a farm near Henderson about 1855; died 30 April, 1900; buried in Calvary
Cemetery, Le Sueur. He was born in Wurttemberg on 27 -1- 1818.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) September 24, 1999
Sherlock, Crocket (Crockett)
I am looking for info on my grandfather Thomas Edward Sherlock born
July 27 early 1870's (/1871-75/) in Belle Plaine (Scott Co.). He lived
in Sibley Co. His father was Patrick Sherlock, mother ? Mary Crocket
(sp). Any info u can share???
(email@example.com) September 21, 1999
I am in need of a Sibley County Census Look Up for the names - John GALBREATH
and Nancy Caroline (POLK) BRENTEN. These two people were supposed
to have married in the Arlington, MN area in 1863. I do not know if they
stayed in the area. Any help or suggestions will be gratefully received.
(MMJBAKERO@email.msn.com) September 16, 1999
Looking for the birth date of Wilhelmina Buesing death date was
March 3,1880 in Henderson MN . Husband Herman Mesker.
(Theaterrl@aol.com) September 13, 1999
I am trying to find information on an ancestor, John Lorence Garske,
who lived in Arlington in the late 1870's or early 1880's. According to
his written diary he worked in a store for Theodor Streissgutt. He was
the head clerk bookkeeper for the store, as well as Assistant Postmaster
and a pay clerk for the grain elevator and cattle yard. The Post office
was located in the store. Any information you can provide would be much
Allan C. Mueller
(firstname.lastname@example.org) September 11, 1999
Am looking for any info about MUELLER in the Arlington area of Sibley
county. My father, Allan E. Mueller was a great historian of the
Arlington area and we (the family) will be sharing this info in the near
future. Thank you---
(BEEPBEEP66@aol.com) August 31, 1999
Looking for info on George Dunn, William Dunn, Dorcus Dunn
should be in sibley county some time around 1865-1890 also interested
in Rector family thanks.
P Duffy (email@example.com)
28, August 99
DUFFY, MORRISON, SHERLOCK, GRIFFIN, NALLY, FOLEY, BURKE.
Looking for siblings especially. They all arrived 1853-1858 and lived in
this small area. We have almost nothing on the Nally. Does anyone recognize
this name? Thank you very much in advance.
I am looking for any information on the Daniel Beliveau family.
Dan was born about 1904, the son of Cyril and Josephine Beliveau.
They lived in Henderson until moving to Bemidji, MN prior to 1925. Thank-you!
(firstname.lastname@example.org) August 23, 1999
HED; ERICKSON; NEAL ; STAUFFER; COULTER; DABY; JOHNSON; RORMAN; RAWSON;
Seeking Obit, information on maternal grt grandfather Swen Erickson.
b. abt 1856 Sweden. married abt 1887 Sweden. died btwn 1948 & 1952.
( I have a pict of him soon after my brothers birth, he was dead before
I was born.) Last known residence; Winthrop, Sibley Co. MN.
He married Elsa Munson Smith. (may have been a second marriage).
He had children. Silma Erickson b. may 23, 1888.(m. Joe Franzen);
Anton b. Oct. 20 1889 (m. Edith Olson) ; Ernest b. sept 16 1891 (m. Florence
Johnson); Nels (Nils) b. dec 21 1892 (m. Vera Scranton);
Albert b July 26 1894 ( m. Effie Berg); Gustav (Gustaf) b. sept
15, 1895 (m. Minnie Gonderson) ; Herman b. feb 15, 1897 (m. Evelyn
Hed) ; Menfred (manfred, Minfred) b. aug 18, 1898 (m. Gerda Christophersohn);
Hilma A. b. Jan 20, 1900 (m. Harry Hed) ; Amy b. may 30 1901 (m.
Nels Hotvedt); Alfred b. sept 12, 1903 (m. Ruth Watson);
Edward b. 1905; and John b. sept 1, 1906. last two never married.
(email@example.com) August 18, 1999
Looking for any information on a Emmanuel FARNLOF and his family,
wife's name was Hilda FARNLOF (GUNDERSEN/SON was her maiden
name) and a daughter Stella and a son Clarence FARNLOF in Sibley
County around 1900-1920.
McCarthy (firstname.lastname@example.org) July 27, 1999
Looking for relatives of or information about the John McCarthy
family of Green Isle, MN. John married Ellen Regan, unknown location
or date, and they were the parents of the following children: Cora, Ella,
Gertrude, Thomas and James W. McCarthy (b. 4-17-1904, probably Sibley
Co. MN, d. Nov. 1960, Mankato, Blue Earth Co., MN). James W. McCarthy
was the youngest of their children. Ellen Regan died in October
1932, and John died sometime during 1933. They are buried at St. Brendan's
Catholic Church in Green Isle. Cora married Michael McCue, Ella
married Rob Fitzpatrick and Gertrude (Gertie) married Herman Griep.
James W. McCarthy married Frances Marcella Cashman 12-28-1932,
and they lived on the family farm until about 1937, when they moved to
Mankato. Would love to correspond with anyone having any information concerning
the above family. Gwendolyn McCormick McCarthy
I know a little about the Dapper family and will exchange info.
(email@example.com) June 30, 1999
Book A Quit Claim Deeds, pg 148, Register of Deeds, Sibley Co lists Anne
Boland donating 1/4 of an acre of land to build a school. It was
known as the Boland School and disbanded after the consolidation
school program. Anyone have further info on Anne or the school?
James b: 1805 d: 1/27/1893. A teacher around Green Isle. Maria J b:1815
d:3/19/1895. A teacher around Green Isle. Thomas b:1800-1820 d:1923. Came
to Sibley Co @ 1855. Bought land there in 1855. Was a teacher in Sibley
Co before leaving for Montana. Any info appreciated.
1860 census lists these relatives: Michael & Catherine Children: Margaret,
Michael, William, Mary, Sarah, Pat, Catherine, Thomas. Any info greatly
June 28, 1999
I am searching for the family name of Dapper. The lived in Arlington,
Minnesota in the late 1800's. My grandfather was Peter Dapper. I
do not know his wifes name. I do know he had a daughter named Mary Agnes
Dapper. I am searching for more info. I will write to Minn State
Vital Records Office for copies of Birth and Death certificates of the
two names I have. I would appreciate any information of this name.
STREU / TESSMER
Looking for info on Emma STREU b abot 1880 somewhere in Sibley county.
Married Edward TESSMER 1901. I’m looking for her city and date of
birth and parents if known. Attempting to see if connection to STREU's
in my family. Willing to share info. Many thanks
John M. Ross
(firstname.lastname@example.org) June 27, 1999
REESE / SPANNAUS
Seeking info. on ancestors of my great grandparents Conrad Reese (birthdate
unknown) and Emilie (Spannaus) Reese b. 27 Feb. 1849 residing
in Arlington Township, Sibley County, MN in 1875 according to Minnesota
State Census. One of their sons (my grandfather) Herman August Reese
b. 13 Nov. 1875 married Augusta Lieske b. 22 Sept. 1877 at the
home of the bride's parents Fred Lieske/ Gusta Gabbert by
Rev. Robert of St. Johns Lutheran, Arlington Township in 1903.
(Ymarotz @ AOL. com) June 19, 1999
Looking for any information on Charles Marotz or August Marotz (born in
(cdoudell@CERF.NET) April 24, 1999
I am looking for information on William Dowdell (name also spelled
Dowdel, Dowdle and Dandle), 1829 - 1900. He was in Company
H of Second Minnesota Infantry unit during the Civil War - under the name
William Dandle. His town of residence was Faxon, Sibley Co., Minnesota.
His wife was Margaret Powers. Their oldest daughter, Anna (or Annie)
Dowdell was born in Belle Plaine, Scott Co., in October 1858. The
family was living in St. Paul at the time of the 1870 census. I would be
most appreciative any additional information.
Knut O. Ronold
(email@example.com) April 25, 1999
Looking for information on Amy Hotvedt, nee Erickson, born
1901, died 1984. She was from Winthrop, Sibley Co. She was married to Nels
Hotvedt who died in 1936. I am interested in getting in touch with
Amy Erickson's possible descendents or someone who can tell me where
(firstname.lastname@example.org) April 15, 1999
KRUEGER or KREGER or KRUGER
I'm looking for any information on the family of Bernhardt and Sophia (nee:
Rolfer) Krueger. The family name was later changed to Kreger.
Civil war records list Bernhardt's family name as Kruger. They came
to Washington Lake Township from Ohio about 1856. They were married about
1854 in Ohio, dates and locations vary from Lick Run, OH to Wheelersburg,
OH to Portsmoutn, OH. At this particular time I would be very interested
in the Ohio aspect, but I would gladly welcome any information about them.
Thanks, Harry Kreger
(email@example.com) 14 April 1999
SCHAUER, BULLARD, ERDMANN
Looking for any information on Wilhem SCHAUER and his wife (maiden
name was BULLARD). One child, Louise SCHAUER, was born in
Green Isle Township on 26 Feb 1860. Louise married Theodore ERDMANN
(Abt. 1874-78). Other children were born to the SCHAUER family,
but don't have information on them.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) April 10, 1999
I am looking for the DIDRA family that lived in Sibley Co., in 1870.
I find them in the 1870 MN Federal Census Index. Are there any descendants
still living in Sibley Co. or the surrounding region? My great-grandfather,
Henry Didra, had a brother, Christian who was born in IA about 1859.
Christian is listed on the 1870 census in Henderson Borough, Sibley Co.
Their father was Mathias Didra, who came from Germany in 1848. The
family also lived in Niles Co., MI. Henry came to Washington state in 1886.
Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,
Cory Franke Tarrants
(CTCory6353@aol.com) April 10, 1999
FRANKE / KUEHNER
I'm looking for any descendants from the marriage of Karl Franketo
Paulina Kuehner. They were married in 1899 at the Gaylord Immanuel
Luthern Church in Sibley Co., MN. Thanks
(email@example.com) Mar 23, 1999
Family history states that Frederick Ortloff arrived in Arlington
MN area around 1872 along with his seven children. One of these children
was Robert born in Prussia in 1870. Robert married an Amelia Winters
in 1895? and subsequently moved to North Dakota. Any information would
be appreciated. I will share what I have.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) 23 March, 99
I'm looking for information on Cornelius Dacey (Dasy) who was married
to Catherine Kahler. He was born April 10, 1831 location unkown,
and died Oct. 28, 1911. I believe he is buried in Green Isle Mn, in St.
Brendan's Catholic Church Cemetery. I would appreciate any information
anyone has regarding him and his family. Thank you
(email@example.com) March 15, 1999
McGUIRE / BROWN
I'm looking for information on my great great grandparents, Katherine McGuire,
who married Joseph R. Brown, Jr., and especially her father, Patrick
McGuire. He was born in Ireland, Immigrated around 1854 and died
in Green Isle in 1882. He lived in Green Isle about 25 years and is buried
in St. Brenadens church cemetary. Thank you.
Theissen (firstname.lastname@example.org) 16 Feb, 99
THEISSEN / LITTEL
Looking for info on WILLIAM THEISSEN, my great-grandfather. His
wife, whose first name I forget, was born LITTEL. As I understand
it, WILLIAM was the town physician in Henderson in the first part of this
century. William had three children, VICTOR WILLIAM THEISSEN, LIONEL
"DOC" THEISSEN, and ROSE THEISSEN. I am the grand-son
of VICTOR (1905-1952), although I never met him. I have visited Henderson,
and If I'm not mistaken, my Great-Grandfather's beautiful home is now the
town's historical museum. Because my grandfather, VICTOR, died at such
a young age, I was never able to establish much of a connection with his
family or its history. I would love any additional information on the THEISSEN
and LITTEL families of Henderson, MN. Thank you! Sincerely,
Joseph Richard Theissen, Portland, Oregon
(email@example.com) 7 Feb, 99
Looking for information on HANSON family, originally from Sweden
in 1870's to Meeker County area. My grandfather, Peter C Hanson left
Litchfield and farmed in Itasca county until his death in 1950's. He was
married to Anna M Damerow of Atwater. Family lore indicated one
brother might have been pharmacist in Winthrop. Thanks.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) Feb 1, 1999
I am looking for information on Aaron Soderlund. He was born in
Skaraborg, Sweden; baptized & confirmed in the Lutheran Faith at Lundby
in Sweden. He lived in and around Alfsborg Township in Sibley County after
immigrating in August, 1885. He married Malena Nereson. Their children:
Mary (died 1918), Alvina (Mrs. Jim Christensen), Arthur and Elmer.
They also had two stepchildren: Anna (Mrs. Oscar Christensen) and
Hannah (Mrs. Albert Olson). Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Feb 1, 1999
The family immigrated from Denmark in 1889 and located in and around Newell,
Iowa. Parents were Anton Christensen and Sena Andersen. Children
were Jim E. Christensen (Alvina Soderlund), Winthrop, MN.,
Mary (Mrs. William E. Jensen), Bismark, ND, Annie (Mrs. DeGrass),
Clara (Mrs. Henry Graves), August Christensen, Lake Benton,MN;
Herman Christensen, Barnum, MN,; Oscar Christensen (Anna
Nereson), New Ulm, MN.; and Nels (Chris) Christensen, Winthrop,
MN. The Jim Christensen family attended the Norwegian Grove Lutheran
Church, south of Gaylord and lived in the Winthrop area all of their married
life. Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Larson, (email@example.com) 1-29-99
I am looking for information on the last name Bonine, particularly
a Vincent or a Frank Thanks!!
Cutler (firstname.lastname@example.org) 26 jan 99
My gr-gr grandfather, James McEwen, was a member of the Rush River
Grange in the 1870's, I have his membership card but the last digit of
the year is unreadable. In 1882 his mother, Jane, had a letter notorized
by the Sibley Co. J.P., stating James' birth was in 1850 in Chatham, Ontario,
and the family came to the us in 1856, and James left for oregon in 1877.
I know nothing further about James, and the MN state Grange hasn't responded
to inquiries. I also don't know maiden name for his mother. Does anybody
have information on the family? Thank you Doug
I am in search of the descendents of George FADDEN b.1935 in Canada
and Ann RICHARDSON b.1839 in Canada. Children were Sybil b.1857,
Charles Wilbur b.1859, Horatio G. b.1861, Seward G. b.1869, Carrie Addie
b.1873 . Other surnames were WELLS, RICHARDSON, VAUGHAN, VOLDEN and
(email@example.com) Jan. 13, 1999
Believe my ggm to have lived in Sibley Co. b. Philadelphia, Pa. 1845. Have
picture of her parents taken at Plackner Studio in Arlington c. 1890. She
married Louis HEYER Feb. 14, 1863 at Waconia, Carver Co., MN, and
had 11 children, all born Young America, Carver Co., MN. Can anyone tell
me if Plackner Studio is still in business? Thank you very much. Vern Heyer
Kelly and Maria Lamberton
(Sogel@aol.com) January 05, 1999
Looking for detailed information of parents and siblings of ANNA WEISGERBER
from the County of Sibley. Anna Weisgerber was b 1873 and died
1961 and married Kelly H. Lamberton Oct. 9, 1893 in St. Peter, Nicollet
County, MN. Her father was PETER WEISGERBER....b. about 1846 and
her mother was MARGE L. ???.... Assuming the parents came from Germany.
According to some family stories the WEISGERBER'S owned a newspaper
and 2 jewelry store. Please contact me if you have any information regarding
the WEISGERBER family. Many thanks in advance.
( firstname.lastname@example.org) December 11, 1998
I am looking for information on the family of Tore Iverson Bakke and
wife Olave Pedersdtr. Royrhus Bakke. The 1885 Gibbon , Sibley Co.
census lists the following children: Peder b. 1862, Synnove b. 1864, Jens
T. b. 1865, Martinus T. b. 1867, Thomas b. 1870, Olina b. 1872, Ole Peter
b. 1879 and Oskar R. b. 1882. Older son Ivar T. Bakke b. 1859 is
listed as married to Ingeborg b. 1865 , with one son Theodore b. 1884.
Son Peder is known to have married Malene A. Nygard.
I am looking for info on the John and Mary Curtin family who came
from Co. Cork in 1861. My grandmother, Honora Curtin was born in
May of 1880 in Arlington. There were 7 other siblings, Margaret (DOB?),
Timothy (1868), Kate (1874) Bridget (1875) Thomas (1881) Elizabeth (1884)
and Mary Rose (1885). They moved to Renville Co. to a farm in Fairfax in
about 1899. We have always wondered what town in Ireland John and Mary
had lived in, etc.
Jon M. Newton
(email@example.com) 15 November 1998
I am searching for more information on my 3rd great grandparents, Horatio
George (Jorge) Fadden and his wife Josephine Vaughan. Horatio's
father, George Fadden migrated from "out east" and settled
in Minnesota. [The family traces back to Andrew McFadden and Jane
Lindsey in 1718 who immigrated on board the "MaCallum"
from Ireland to Boston then immediately north to Maine. The Puritans didn't
want the Presbyterians in Boston. Four other ships went south.] Horatio
and Josephine had at least four sons (Ansel, Earle, Roscoe, Joe) and possibly
two daughters (Elevene, Melba). I am a direct descendant of Earle who married
Esther Carleton. I am also very interested on any information on
Josephine's family history. All I know is she was born about 1869 in Sibley
County. Henderson, New Auburn township prior to 1867. Have Civil War Pension
file for George Fadden. Any assistance is appreciated.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) November 06, 1998
Looking for information on the family of Carl Friedrich Herman Schuette.
Lived in the Winthrop area of Sibley Co. Came to the US from Germany. Had
three brothers who also came over, August, Wilhelm and Julius. August settling
(email@example.com) October 28, 1998
Looking for information on Eric Engelbert who resided in the Winthrop
area in 1884. He had a daughter Anna Rosalie born in Winthrop in that year.
K. Whelpley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
October 01, 1998
Looking for information on the Ola(Ole) Andreas Rasmussen family
of Hornindal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. Ola was born 1827 and in 1854 married
Pernille Andersdotter Stoverstein. They emigrated to Minnesota approx.
1870-75 with the following children; Pernille b. 1856, Ola b. 1858, Anne
b. 1861 and Mari b. 1864. Believed to have settled in Sibley County. I
am interested in locating descendants of the above family for a bygdebok
on the Descendants of Hornindal Emigrants Project. Sincerely, K. Whelpley
Rader (email@example.com) September 26, 1998
I am looking for information on the WINTER (William, Carl, August,
Martin) families, who lived in the Sibley County area abt 1880 and after.
Any info would be helpful, and, as I have records on these families to
some degree, I would be willing to share. Thanks!
(firstname.lastname@example.org) 15 Sept, 1998
Looking for ancestors and siblings of Patrick MCDERMOTT b 1819 Ireland.
Married M. MCCORMACK b c.1819 d 1846, they had 1 child: James b
1845. Patrick and his second wife Honora DONLON had 7 children in
Fishkill Landing NY: Catherine b 1850 d 19?? m John GRADY. Julia
b 1852 d 1888 m James GRIFFIN. Owen b 1854 d 1885 Thomas b 1856
d 19?? m Margaret ??. Mary Ann b 1857 d 1912 m ?. FLANNIGAN. Eliza
b 1858 d 1897 m Henry DIBBS. Charles b 1859 d 1935 m Margaret COLLINS
- 3 children were born in Faxon Township, Sibley County MN. Honora
b 1861 d 1863 John b 1863 d 1863 Margarete b 1865 d 1953 never married.
All of the children were married while living in Sibley County. Patrick
died in 1872.
Diane Lynn Waara
(email@example.com) 26 August 98
Any information on Albert Riebe, born 1861,Sibley county. Married
Otillia Sickmann of Arlington
John M Thorson(JMTho27@aol.com)
August 15, 1998
Anna, daughter of Pehr and Olee Thorson of the Winthrop area moved
to Gibbon in, Sibley county, MN in 1900. She was born in Sweden 17 Jun
1876, and came to Scandian Grove with her parents in 1880. She had a sister
Sofia,born 27 Sep 1881 at Scand. Gr. Sofia moved to LaFayette in 1902.
I would appreciate any info on their descendents and possible living relatives.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) May 20, 1998
Borth, Bruchs or (Brooks)
Would be interested in any information on the Borth and Bruch's
family. I know the original family came from Germany but when I do not
know. Edward W. Borth married Emily Bruch's and they are
the parents of my grandfather. At some point the family moved to Becker
County. Thanks, Sharon....
(JHeaney672@aol.com) May 15, 1998
I am researching info concerning my mother's family. My grandfather, John
Patrick Moore came from Philadelphia with his widowed father, Simon
in the 1870s and farmed in Sibley County. John Patrick's brother Simon
(born in Ireland) also farmed and had been a member of Co. F, 1st Reg of
Mounted Rangers in 1862 &1863. Simon Moore married Johanna Minehan
while John Patrick Moore married Alice Minehan. Any information
about the Moore's, Minehan's, or history of how the Irish happened
to come to Sibley County would be appreciated. jjh
Shirley Dorgan Heitmar
(email@example.com) April 16, 1998
LESTER / DORGAN
LESTER, John H. married Hanna DORGAN October 31, 1869. Looking for any
information on these people. Hanna was born in Ireland to John and Mary
DORGAN about 1850's. Came to Jessenland 1858 with brothers Denis, James
and sister Betsey (or Lizzie). Thanks, Shirley Dorgan Heitmar
(firstname.lastname@example.org) March 20, 1998
MERHOFF / DREVESKRACHT
I am looking for information on my great grandfather Herman Merhoff. He
lived in Arlington, Minnesota in the late 1800's. He married Mary Dreveskracht
on 21 Feb 1889. They came to Oklahoma/Indian Territory in 1903. I am also
searching for any information on the Dreveskracht family. I believe both
families may have been farmers, as that is what Herman was after he came
here. I would greatly appreciate any information you could give me. Thank
(email@example.com) March 01, 1998
BRATSCH, BRETSCH, BRETCH
Looking for info on Wilhelm Bratsch, said to be buried in Lutheran
Cemetary s.e. of Gaylord, tombstone in German; August Bretsch, his
son; and George Robert Bretch grandson said to be born Henderson,
John M. Ross
REESE / SPANNAUS
Seeking info. on ancestors of my great grandparents Conrad Reese (birthdate
unknown) and Emilie (Spannaus) Reese b. 27 Feb. 1849 residing
in Arlington Township, Sibley County, MN in 1875 according to Minnesota
State Census. One of their sons (my grandfather) Herman August Reese
b. 13 Nov. 1875 married Augusta Lieske b. 22 Sept. 1877 at the
home of the bride's parents Fred Lieske/ Gusta Gabbert by
Rev. Robert of St. Johns Lutheran, Arlington Township in 1903.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) February 24, 1998
I am researching the surname "BENGTSON", Andrew b.24 Aug
1824 in Sweden d. 07 Mar 1897 in Sibley Co. and is buried in St. Paul’s
Lutheran Cemetery in Gaylord. His fathers name was Bengt, and he was married
to Anna Marie Johnson b. 22 Mar 1831 d. 09 Aug 1885. I am looking
for any other information, especially brother and sisters if possible.
From the information I have, one of his sons Louis was a well known farmer
in Yellow Medicine Co. Thanks for your help.
Nancy C. Adkins
(email@example.com) February 03, 1998
I am searching for descendants of Martin Mathew O'SHAUGHNESSY who was born
in Ireland and living in Sibley Co. 1856. His wife's name was Mary. I would
appreciate any help. I thank you very much.
BRELJE, SCHAUER, WAGNER, KRUGER
Annie Marie Brelje was born April 10, 1891 the daughter of Fritz
and Mathilda (Wagner) Brelje. Baptised and confirmed at the Zion
Lutheran Church near New Auburn. Adolph John Schauer was born in
Green Isle Minnesota on August 29, 1892 the son of August Schauer and
his wife Justena nee' Kruger. He was baptised and confirmed at the
Zion Lutheran Church in Green Isle. I would appreciate any information
concerning these surnames or the churches in New Auburn and Green Isle.
Viste (firstname.lastname@example.org) Sunday, January 04,
I'm researching my wife's ancestors. I'm looking for anyone with connections
to Patrick and Hanora SHAUGHNESSY and Hugh and Elizabeth MCMANUS
(possibly McMinnus) both families from Jessenland Twp. I found
both in the 1860 census. Any info would help before I make it to Sibley
County sometime spring of 98 to do research. Thank You.
Mary Ann Hanson
(Maise@continet.com) Wednesday, December 03, 1997
FENSKE / HABERMAN
Seeking information on Adam FENSKE and his wife Henriette HABERMAN,
pioneers of Sibley County, whose son August E. FENSKE (DDS) b. 31
Aug 1873. Is this Fenske family related to John/Johann FENSKE b.
27 Sep 1801 Prussia d. 1875 Brown County, probably Milford Twp.? John's
known children were August W., John, Charles, and Pauline. There is also
a Gottlieb b. c. 1854 in the Eden Twp./New Ulm area. The 1870 census index
shows Adam, Albertine, Caroline, Dorothea, Edmund, Friedrick, Henriette
(2), Henry, John, Julius, Lena, Michael, Mina, Wilhelm, and William Fenske
in Sibley County. Thank you!
(email@example.com) Sunday, November 16, 1997 9:34 AM
I am searching for information about my family history. The information
I have now is that my family arrived in Sibley County around 1854 and bought
land about 4 miles North of Henderson Their names are Charles Karl Schulze
and Mary Maria Schulze. If you have any information about my
family while they lived in that area it would be much appreciated. Thank
you for your time.
Ron Rolfer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Looking for any information about Catherine ROLFER and Robert ROLFER
(mother and son?) listed in the 1860 census as residing in Jessenland
Township. Robert is listed as a Farmer. Their place of birth was Prussia.
All help greatly appreciated.
(email@example.com) November 01, 1997
Intersted in anyone with surname DOHENY in their family tree from
early 1850s to present. Have many Doheny records, mostly from Jessenland,
Faxon Township with many references to St Thomas Catholic Church and Cemetery.
Many other Sibley surnames that married into or out of theDoheny clan.
Some major surnames include Lawrence, Manley, Trimbo, Germscheid, Lemke,
Donovan, Mayosick. Be glad to trade data with other Sibley researchers.
E. L. Fries
(firstname.lastname@example.org) Oct 28.1997
BASEL / DELL
Louis Basel was murdered July 4, 1896, Henderson, Sibley Co. He
was 25 yrs old and my great uncle. Also accidently shot and killed, Caroline
Basel, age 6, on Aug 18, 1891, my great aunt. Any advice or input
appreciated. My great Grandmother, Fredericka Caroline Dell (Basel)
died 11 May, 1891, Sibley. There were 12 Basel siblings, most born,
Sibley. They are listed 1880 census.
Shirley Dorgan Heitmar
(email@example.com) Friday, October 31, 1997
DORGAN, BJORE, HEALEY, MADDEN, LARSON, SKOIEN
I am looking for information on James DORGAN, born 1850 in Ireland.
Came to Minnesota, Sibley County at some point after that and married Ellen
HEALEY from Indiana. They lived in Jessenland Township Sibley County
and had 10 children. William DORGAN, Dennis DORGAN, Maurice
DORGAN, Charles and Margaret DORGAN (twins), Elizabeth (Lizzie)
DORGAN, Hannah DORGAN, Mamie DORGAN, Julia DORGAN,
and my grandfather John DORGAN. He was born in Jessenland Township,
Sibley County, Baptized at St. Thomas Church. He moved to Canada in 1906
with some of his brothers and sisters, but Maurice DORGAN and some
of the sisters stayed in the US. I believe Maurice DORGAN went to
Oregon. The sisters were married and one was married to a MADDEN possibly
in Le Suer. My grandfather John DORGAN married a girl from Fosston
MN, Petrina BJORE, who also moved to Canada about 1906 with her
family Ander BJORE (aka Lars Larson). Her mother Goro SKOIEN
born in Norway, died of diptheria before they moved to Canada. Any
information on these people would be most appreciated. Thank you, Shirley
Sun Oct 5 11:19:49 1997
Friedrich Behm Died 9/31/1882 Henderson, MN; wife- Henrietta; children-
Albert, August, Otto, Edwin, Ida, Charles.
Tue Aug 19 21:40:39 1997
MADDEN / PAINE / DONOVAN
Madden, Emily nee Paine married James Donovan approx
1874 in Jessenland Twp, Sibley Co MN. I am looking for her parents . I
have a letter from her mother from Jackson ?.
Mon Jun 23 12:58:06 1997
SCHULTE / POTHEN
My greatgrandfather's name was Frank Schulte. He married Mary Pothen.
I would like any information on either family. They were in Henderson and
Frank died there in 1891 I believe. Thank you.
Margaret M. Bare
(firstname.lastname@example.org) Sunday, June 01, 1997
MURPHY / DUNN / McVARY
Searching for info on James Murphy, immigrated from Ireland c.1850.
Also Dunn and McVary.
Tue May 20 12:32:07 1997
Looking for information on grandfather, Maximilian KELLER, born
18 Nov.1867 in Immekeppel bez Koln, Gr. He married Magdalena Schulte
in Henderson (Sibley Co) on 25 May 1898 and he died 2 Nov. 1936 in St.
Paul (Ramsey Co). I am interested especially finding out when he arrived
in MN and what his parents names were and where they were from. Any help
on these names is deeply appreciated. Thank you.
(email@example.com) 2 May 97
JOHNSTONE / REED / WHARIN
Samuel Johnstone was married Mary Wharin on 31 Oct, 1860
at the house of George W. Reed and Eliza (Johnstone) Reed
in the Town of Henderson by M. r. Merrell, Justice of the Peace. Children
born in Henderson or on a farm nearby were : Frances(1865), Maude(1869),
John Henry(1871), Clifford Hall (1873), and possibly Judson (1876). The
family moved th Glencoe in about 1879 and later to Duluth. I haven't found
these Johnstone's or Reeds on Mn census indexes. Any ideas?
(firstname.lastname@example.org) Thursday May 1, 1997
Searching for information and descendants of the following people who lived
in Sibley County from 1866 through the early 1900's:
Anna Lisa Anderson born: October 27, 1845
Johann Albert Anderson born: February 28, 1851 known as John or
as Albert or Bert
Annetta or Agnes Anderson born March 19, 1853 married to Carl Gustaf
Bergren in 1871, 13 known children
Carl Johann Anderson born July 12, 1858
Thu Apr 3 21:45:40 1997
I am looking for information on the Fiss family of Gaylord, circa late
1800's. They included my Great-Grandfather Frederick and one of his daughters,
my Grandmother Alvina.She was born July 11 1882. That is the only date
I have. Any information would be very helpful.
Friday, March 28, 1997 4:28 PM
I've been trying for years to get to the root of the Podratz families
and am looking forward to any information that I can get. The Podratz
families lived in the Gaylord area primarily in Transit and Dryden Townships
but also new Auburn Township. The Podratz family attended the Lutheran
church in Mountville. My greatgrandfather was Julius (1849 - 1921?). John,
Fred, Herman and Leo are all sons of Julius. The name isn't very common
so I think most of them are related to me. I know they settled in Sibley
County but do not know if they lived in any other county.
Patricia Galvin Whalen
(email@example.com) Mon Mar 17 17:22:49 1997
GALVIN / CASEY
This is a Sibley County Query about my great grandparents: Dennis Galvin
(b. 1821 in County Kerry Ireland) and Joanna Casey (b.1828 in County
Cork, Ireland). They came to the US, were married in 1857 in St. Louis,
MO, and settled in Sibley County, Minnesota. Dennis was drafted in 1865
to serve in the Civil War, but the war was over before he saw action. They
had ten children, three of whom died as infants. I know the names of their
children and their children's spouses, but I do not know anything else
about them.There names are as follows: John Galvin and Margaret
Coughlin Julia Galvin and John Griffin Thomas Galvin
and Elizabeth McCarthy Timothy Galvin and Mary Padden
Patrick Galvin and Nell Gratton Catherine Galvin and
John Mulhern Michael Galvin and Hannah Berg Dennis
and Joanna are both buried in the cemetery at Assumption (the parish they
belonged to while living in Sibley County. Any information on any of these
family members would be appreciated.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) Mar 3, 1997
GANGELHOFF / GEERTGENS
I am always looking for info on Jacob and Catherine (Gangelhoff)
Geertgens. They farmed in New Auburn Township in 1875-1885 and then
moved to Traverse Co. I have not been able to locate the Lutheran church
that they may have attended in New Auburn.
(email@example.com) Feb 24 1997
MARMORIN / JOHNSON
Olaf Marmorine settled in Henderson, MN 1856, married Maria Christine
Johnson from East Union, Carver County in 1858. Olaf was born in
St. Peters Closter, Lund, Sweden on July 3, 1824 and died 10/27/1890. Maria
was born in Lekasa Parish, Sweden on July 7, 1836 and died 3/18/1887 of
Huntingtons disease. Olaf farmed and had a watch repair business outside
of Henderson, MN in Jessenland Township. Early on Olaf and a friend named
Grover had a shoe shop and I have not been able to identify Grover. Their
children were Anna, Johan, Elizabeth, Mathilda, Charles, Adolphus, August,
and Mary who died at birth on June 11, 1881. Elizabeth married Orlando
Johnson. Mathilda married George Ethier and taught school
in Henderson, MN. I know little about Elizabeth or Mathilda other than
they both were victims of Huntingtons disease (as was Adolphus) and died
young. Any information on any of these people is welcomed.
Ivon Du Pont(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sun Feb 23 11:02:00 1997
My great grandfather Joseph V. Du Pont (1878-1953), we believe,
was born in Henderson, MN on September 23, 1878 and lived until 1953. We
think he lived in Henderson about ten years. We know nothing of his parents.
I believe his religious affiliation was probably Lutheran.
(Leegent@open.org) 22 Feb, 97
MANUEL / ETHIER / AIKEY / BELIVEAU
Would like to share information regarding:
MANUEL, Marie Phelonise marr. to ETHIER / AIKEY, Felix
MANUEL, Moyse (Mose) marr. to BELIVEAU, Josephine abt 1877
MANUEL, Ferdinand (Frederick) (Fred) to FERRIS, Meta 5 Mar,
MANUEL, Peter (Orig. Pierre HEBERT dit MANUEL) died after
1880, last known living in Jessenland.
Please contact me at <Leegent@open.org>.
(Slauderdal@aol.com) Jan 31, 1997
My grandfather was Robert Hary Brown. Born Sept 4, 1917 in Gibbon,
Sibley, MN to William Duane Brown from SD and Minnie Pearl (Chapman)
from NEB. Looking for any kind of information on them.
(email@example.com) 28 Dec., 1996
searching for DRESSER information:
Dresser, John, b. 1820
Dresser, Jane Ryan, b. 1821
JOHN, b. 1820, d. 1896, married to Jane Ryan Dresser, 1821-1866
where is Jane buried?, who are the parents for either of these people?
potentially: Lemuel B. and Elizabeth Dresser for John, Ryan's??
- possibly Charles or Michael for father?
Both are supposedly buried in New Auburn, possibly the High Island Cemetery,
but I have no death date or place for Jane. She died about 1866. I am hoping
to trace parents information if I can find her burial place. John died
in 1896. Thank you for your help.
Pat Downs (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Minkiewitz family in Sibley Co., Henderson and Arlington. Need
their obits and/or anything.
Also looking for death record of Appleton Hazeltine Corbett, possibly
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