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Wed Sep 18 09:01:00 1996
USA, MN, Wilkin Co, Rothsay 1875 - 1910
Surnames: TANBERG, ENGELSON, DAHL, GUBRANSON, ROSSOW
If you have any information on these surnames or would like to exchange information and resources on these people or areas of research, please E-Mail me Thank You Lawrence Reski, Moorhead, MN
Tom Masterson Thu Nov 28 20:46:38 1996
Hi! I am searching for any information about Michael Mullen, his wife Jessie and sons Fergus, Fred,George and Willie. Michael and family show on the 1880 Federal Census as living in Campbell, Wilken County. Michael may have had Mullem cousins living in the county also. Michael was born Sep 1848 in Cavan County, Ireland and Died 4 Mar 1937 in St. Paul. Michael was a Civil war vet. Michael traveled to WI with his father Bernard and his mother Bridget(Masterson) Mullen and lived in Rock
County, WI. Sometime after the war he moved to Minn.
Lynn Wieczorek Tue Jan 21 17:40:02 1997
I'm looking for information on Ole SOLE and his wife Lena SOLE.
They are believed to live near Fort Ambercrombie, but could have
lived on the Minnesota side. Their daughter, Christina SOLE
married Karl BERG and they lived in or around McCaulleyville and
Kent. They may have also lived on the North Dakota side, or moved
back and forth, as two children were born in Minnesota and then
2 children born in North Dakota and the 2 children born back in
Minnesota. I'm trying to unravel the mystery. Any help would
be appreciated. Thanks
Sue Mon Jan 27 12:17:52 1997
Mitchell Twp, Wilkin Co
I'm looking for any info on Bernard Ruediger born 1-20-1879 or Christine
Scheible born 5-18-1869. They were married and lived in Mitchell Twp., MN.
Jim LandbergWashington DC, Fri Jan 31
Hi: I have some information on my grandmother's family and am trying to
contact descendants that still live in Breckenridge. My grandmother was
Minnie Olivia Opehlia Kuehn. Her parents, Carl Heinrich Kuehn and
August Schoeneck Kuehn came to Minnesota in 1882. They farmed in
Whapeton and had a house in Breckenridge. I believe a grandson named
Carl Kuehn may still live in the area. I'd like to make contact and
share the info I have.
Rob Halvorson Fri Jan 31 17:59:05
I am looking for information Håver Halvorson born in Norway and died
about 1919 in Wilkin County. He was married to Ann Melby who died in 1931.
The had sons, George, Henry, Edward, Anton, Bernard and daughters Ann, Alet,
and Josephine. I have a little bit more info available.
Jack Murphy Mon Feb 24 18:33:16 1997
Looking for marriage place and date for Frank Bernard McLester and
Marion Ester Dodds. Married abt 1890, possibly in Wilkin County. The
1900 Census of Breckinridge, MN finds them in residence.
Carla Bodette Wed Feb 26 20:14:58 1997
In 1867 OLE GJESTEN KASTET left Norway and settled in the Rothsay area with his sons JOHN OLSEN KASTET and HELGE OLSEN KASTET and perhaps their
mother KJERSTI HALVORSDATTER AURIE-EIE (LYNGHAUGEN). It is unknown what became of KJERSTI and later OLE'S sister KRISTI is found living with him and the boys. JOHN married OLINE JOHANSDTR. JOHNSON. HELGE married ELLA KARINA TETERUD. Other family members from Norway also came to this country. That being JOHN ANDERSON KASTET, KRISTIAN ANDERSON KASTET and their wives. Would like to exchange/share information with all related families.
Curt Paulson Sat Mar 8 06:46:37 1997
Hello, I am researching the surnames AUGUNSON / TORGRIMSON / TORGRIMSDATTER in this county, perhaps in the eastern part of the county. Moved into Houston
county first and migrated to Ottertail and Wilkin about 1865- 1875. I appreciate any body that has seen or heard of these surnames in this area. Also looking for PEARL OLSON who was an AUGUNSON or a TORGRIMSON before marrying about 1900.She would be my aunt who had a large family and most were girls. Would like to share my parish records with people researching Oppland & Sor Trondelag, my page is located on the first page of the MNGenweb site under " Scandinavian lookups" Later I will include parish records from Telemark.
Kirk Klassen Sat Mar 29 17:58:17 1997
Stephen ROSONKE 1872-1903 was sponsored with a free ticket to emmigrate from Germany in 1894-96 by Pete KAUCH of Kent , MN. Steve worked for Pete for three years to repay his passage. Steve was Pete KAUCH's cousin. Frank MISHACK and Felix KEISELBECK were also his cousin's and also from Kent MN. Steve's parents were Frank ROSONKE m. Louise LASEY. He moved to IA were more family was located. I have Steve's decendents but need the ancestorial lines.
Kristine Hurd Sun Apr 6 15:30:02 1997
I am looking for any information on the names McMANIGLE and BOTNEN. John BOTNEN b. Jan 19, 1846 Bergen, Norway wife Marie Lucille b. Aug 20, 1854 d. bef 1910. Children Hans, Theodore, John, Ernest, John Johanes b. May 31, 1891 in Sargeant Co. ND d. Oct 15, 1980 in Pierce Co., WA. and possibly, Emma, Ida, Edith and Bertha. John Johanes Botnen married Emma Louise McMANIGLE in Wahpeton, ND on Oct 15, 1912. Emma was b. Aug 16, 1892 in Niles Twp, Floyd Co. IA, d. Aug
24, 1969 in Tacoma, Pierce County. John and Emma are in the 1920 census for Breckenridge living with children Daniel and Loretta and father John Sr. McMANIGLE family are also known to be in this area, just haven't found them yet! Any additional information or any I can share would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Diane Owens Tue Apr 22 17:33:30 1997
Researching GAYLORD, Samuel lived with wife, Carrie (TALLMAN), and children Aura, Leo and Frank in Barnesville, Wilkin Co., about 1880s. Living in Barron Co. WI by 1900.
Elaine Drury Wed Jun 4 21:51:25 1997
In 1900 Edward HAYES & wife Frances LITTEL lived in Breckenridge, Wilkin County, MN. Their children Richard born 1894, Vincent born 1896, Donna born 1897, and James born 1899. Want any infor about this family I can find. Looking for Edward's parents Richard HAYES and Catherine O'CONNOR from Ireland.
WAYNE KARLGAARD Sun Jun 29 18:00:30 1997
I am researching KARLGAARDs in the U.S. particularly North Dakota and Minnesota.
Jean Mallinger Blacker Mon Jul 28 08:30:00 1997
Seeking info on the following:
John J ( CLAVANTICHER) Mallinger
Anna (WESTLINE) Mallinger
Anna Westline and six year old son, JOHN J. CLAVANTICHER
found on the 1880 census, Elmwood, Clay, County.
Michael Mallinger, also, found on the same census.
Found a marriage record for Anna and Michael Mallinger, dated February 4, 1880, Moorhead, Clay, Minnesota. Michael's first family was found in Buffalo, Wisconsin, any information on either family of Michael Mallinger would be most welcome. JOHN CLAVANTICHER, later known as JOHN J. MALLINGER,my grandfather, was
born: September 7, 1973, maybe, in Luxembourg. Died: August 18, 1952 in Olympia, WA. I will be happy to share all my information. Jeanie
Richard Mark Toombs Mon Jul 28 21:30:52 1997
TOOMBS, POND, JOHNSON. Martin H. Toombs Born 5 Apr 1855 in Illinois is my Great Grandfather. Wife : Harriet Irene Pond born in Fairbault, Rice County, Minnesota. Children of this marriage are Florence, Richard Milan wife Anna Natella Johnson (Grand Father), Clara Louise, Cora, Joe, Alta, Alberta Irene, Ida, Ethel, Helen, Harry Mark. Martin H. Toombs' Father Richard Toombs who was from England born 13 Aug 1825 and died about 11 April 1886 and is buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Faribault, Rice, Minesota. Wife of Richard Toombs is Sarah Ann (Swaby ?) who died 31 Aug 1883 and is also buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Eugenia Parker Fri Aug 1 10:50:00 1997
Any data on Andrew William Lindquist,
Resident - Breckenridge, Wilkin County, MN
Born 1870, Alma, Buffalo Co. , Wisconsin
Died 1946 Breckenridge, and buried Mound
M. Edna Lindquist, (Knappen) wife. 1869-1929
Andrew was brother of Charles G. Lindquist of Fergus Falls.
Andrew and Edna were parents of Phyllis Macintosh and Muriel Evander.
Jack Stevens Mon Aug 4 12:58:26 1997
KNUDSON: Seeking info on members of the Ole KNUDSON family. They
were in the Deerborn Township of Wilkin County, MN in 1900 census.
Ole KNUDSON was born in August 1853 in Norway. He came to this
country in 1884 and was naturalized in 1888. His wife was Olena,
born Sep 1845 in Norway. Children included Anna and Bertha, both
born in Norway, son August born in 1882 in Minnesota, Lena and Anna B.,
Anna B. married Paul NEISINGER of Ottertrail, MN. Both girls born in
Marilyn Gronseth Moen Fri Sep 5 15:10:17 1997
I am searching the following surnames who originally came from Norway and evenutally settled in the Rothsay, MN area - Wilkin & Otter Tail counties. MOEN, SIGMUNDSTAD, NYSETH, HOVLAND, FLATEN, HAUGSE, SEVERSON. GRONSETH, HASLERUD, CARLSRUD, RASMUSSEN, AMUNDSON, DAHLE, ONNINGEN,
GRONLUND. Any further information would be appreciated. I am also interested in sharing information with others who are searching these families.
Marilyn Gronseth Moen http://fergus.prtel.com/~mmoen/welcome.html
Maxine DeBord Sat Oct 4 04:00:12 1997
My grandmother was supposed to have owned or ran a boarding house in Breckenridge, MN. Name, Emma Rohweller, early 1900's. Her and her husband Max Rohweller had two sons who joined the First World War. One died in France (Randolph Rohweller ) but the other came home to reside in Doon Iowa (Timithy John Rohweller.
E.Parker Thu Oct 16 15:19:28 1997
Am interested in finding any info re: Edna Lindquist, maiden name, Knappen. She was married to Andrew William Lindquist and she died in 1929 - is buried in Mound Cemetery,in Ortonville. She was born in Wisconsin. She was the mother of two girls, Phyllis and Muriel Enid. Muriel married Daniel Logan Evander and she passed away in November 1919 in Minneapolis. Muriel was the mother of two sons. She died in Minneapolis in 1919 at the age of 25 years. The youngest daughter,
mother and father are buried in Mound Cemetery in Ortonville. Andrew William had a brother, Charles, who lived in Fergus Falls. The Andrew William Lindquist family were residents of Breckenridge. Their business was oil and gas distribution. They are the grandparents of my first husband., Daniel Kirby Evander, who is also deceased.
Any data in reference to any of the above mentioned individuals will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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E.Parker Sun Oct 19 09:40:32 1997
Need info re. parents of mother-in-law, Muriel Enid Evander, nee Lindquist.
A.W. died 1946 - Edna - 1929 Thank you.Respond to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob STEMPSON Fri Dec 19 09:07:19 1997
I am looking for information on the ancestors of John WEYHRAUCH (b. 6 Jun 1861), wife Louise H. GROUWS (b. 9 Oct 1867), came to Wilkin Co. circa 1888, children are Reuben, Walter, Arthur, Martha (who married Frank VAN WECHEL), Louise, Hattie, and John; and the ancestors of Frank VAN WECHEL (b. 26 Dec 1895), and Martha WEYHRAUCH (b. 7 Apr 1895), came to Wilkin Co. circa 1910?, children are Iva, Ethel, Calvin, Doris, and Gary.
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