2004 Cass County Queries
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Surname: ZICK JANDT GROPPER
Date: 4 Jan 2005
Looking for anything on Gropper .. they lived in Arthur and were married in
1899.. I am trying to find a marriage license for them.. my
grandfather was a Gropper and my grandmas last name was Jandt and their
daughter married a Zick.
Surname: MANNIGEL COOK
Submitter: Marty G.
Date: 30 Dec 2004
Looking for information on Alma Mannigel. Born in 1885 and died in
Hawley, Clay County, MN in 1978. Alma was a widow in the 1930 census for
Fargo, Cass County in 1930. Living with her were step children Maxine
(19), Loton (15) and her sister Grace Cook. I believe her husband would
have been Robert Charles (Carl) Mannigel. He died in 1928 and is buried
in Luverne, Rock County, Minnesota. Would appreciate any information.
Submitter: Thomas S.
Date: 30 Dec 2004
I am looking for the real name of a 3 year old male adopted by Steve amd
Elnoer Schreder from the St John's Orphanage in Fargo North Dakota in
Date: 28 December 2004
Searching for information including death certificates or obituaries for
Carl Magnus Ryden (Lutheran Pastor) of Fargo who died in 1914 and his wife Gustava
Sophia Ryden who died in 1915.
Surname: EGGERS BARNES
Submitter:Lee M. Frederick
Date: 21 Dec 2004
I welcome all suggestions: according to one family obituary, my great
grandfather was in Fargo, ND in 1926 and he was not mentioned in another
in 1928. I would like to know if he died in Fargo. Any suggestions on
how to find that information? Also, was a state census conducted in
1925? Looking for info on Edward Eggers born 4 Nov. 1868 Empire,
Wisconsin; married to Louisa Barnes in Wis. on 12 Feb. 1890. They were
in Wis. in 1910. But where after that?
Submitter: Lee M. Frederick
Date:19 Dec 2004
I am writing you to inquire about the Kennedy family who would have been
farming in the Cass County, Casselton area in at least the 1870's 80's.
Would you have any historical sources of info for this family, as I am a
direct descendant on my mother's line?
Patrick Kennedy, born in 1842, Scotland.
Married to Elizabeth ?, born in 1852, England, with
John, born in 1877, Casselton, Cass Co, North Dakota, USA.
June, born in 1878, Casselton, Cass Co, North Dakota, USA.
Elizabeth, born in 1879, Casselton, Cass Co, North Dakota, USA.
Alice May, born in 1881, Casselton, Cass Co, North Dakota, USA.
thank you for any information you may have.
Surname: OLSTAD HERLAND THOMASSEN ADSERO
Submitter: Barbara H.
Date:15 Nov 2004
This is for Egil Thomassen who posted a query about the Olstad Adsero
family in cass county North Dakota. I am the great-grandaughter of the
Nettie and John Olstad. My grandmother Agnes Olstad Herland is their
oldest child, and was from Nettie's first marriage along with Minnie and
Nora. Please contact me.
Submitter: Patti Corniea
Date: 4 Oct 2004
Herman, Judge Douglas
Submitter: Bill Saunders
Date: 30 Sept 2004
I am looking for any information about a Saunders family that owned a
Hardware Store in Fargo. Also any information about a man by the name of Jesse Owlsey Saunders that
settled around Fargo beginning of the 20th century. Would appreciate any
help that I could get.
Submitter: Audrey M.
Date: 28 Sept 2004
I need to know if my great grandfather was born in Cass County. His name
was Harry McGrady and he could have been born in any year from 1870 to
1895. He later moved to western North Dakota and married. I am trying
very hard to put together my family tree and would appreciate your help.
Date: 25 June 2004
PRECINCT MAP OF FARGO FOR 1930
I found the 1930 census and precinct map at the NDgenweb, Cass Co link.
However, I cannot read the street names, just too fuzzy.
Please, I need to have someone who can read the plat map to tell me which
precinct the following address is in:
1630 9th St. North. Thanks.
Surname: MCCLURE HOAG
Submitter: Dennis Roll
Date: 16 June 2004
Seeking any information about a Richard McCLURE and his wife Avis (Hoag)
McCLURE. He owned land three miles west of Hunter on SE20-Tp143N-Rg52-05
from 1882 until sometime before 1889. Bureau of Land Management records
show he obtained a patent on the property (160 acres) on May 30, 1882. He
was born in PA, but lived in IL before coming to ND. According to the
"History of Dodge County, MN" 1884 biography for Mrs. Arvilla Hoag,
daughter Avis A. (Now the wife of Richard McClure) resides at Hunter,
Dakota. This book is a new reprint of the Dodge County portion of
"History of Winona, Dodge and Olmsted Counties" available from the Dodge
County Historical Society.
Richard and Avis moved to WA State abt 1889. They had a farm near
Sumas,WA and are buried in the Sumas cemetery there. Richard, died 1924,
was my great uncle. Any help appreciated.
Surname: TAYLOR FITZSIMMONS
Submitter:: Tom Fitzsimmons
Date: 9 June 2004
One of my Father's aunts, Melda (short for Anna Imelda) FITZSIMMONS,
was married to a man named Joseph Nelson TAYLOR. I have a
transcription of Joseph's obituary which says he moved from Iowa to
"Castletown, N.D." in 1880 where he was in charge of a grain elevator
for 4 years.
I think "Castletown" is probably Casselton. Joseph's brother and
their father were both associated with grain elevators in Iowa,
working for the Way, Johnson, and Lee Company and for Gilchrist &
Company. Therefore, I am guessing that Joseph Taylor may have been
employed by one of those grain companies in Casselton during the time
range 1880 to 1884.
Further information I have says that Melda died in Fargo, North
Dakota October 8, 1906, and is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery (old St.
Mary's Cemetery). She left Joseph and their three young sons, Harold,
Basil and Howard. Howard was born in North Dakota in 1904, but the
North Dakota Health Department has no record of his birth (or of
I am hoping to learn if the elevator companies mentioned operated in
Casselton in the 1880s, and whether there is any surviving trace of
Joseph and Melda Taylor in records available to readers of this
Surname: BURTON WEBB MAURER
Date:1 June 2004
I am searching for information on ROBERT ALLEN BURTON. I know very
little, he married Pauline Anne Webb about 1940. They had two boys,
Philip Allen Burton 19 June 1941 in Hunter, Cass, ND and died 24 Jun 1989
CA and Paul Burton 22 Sept 1942. Pauline it is said divorced Robert. She
moved to CA. I do not know if she divorced him in ND or CA. I have been
searching for information for 10 years. Robert may have been in the
I am also searching for information on Eldridge Elijah Webb who married
Anna Maurer in Cass County, in 1915. I have found them in 1930 census but
not 1920 and I have not been able to locate death info on Eldridge who I
was told died about 1932 in Arthur, Cass, ND. I am trying to gather info
on who Eldridges parents were.
Again I thank you for your help and will gladly share my info with
Date: 19 May 2004
Need help on family of Wm Stevenson(Stephenson)b Jun 1885 ND lived Cass
Co ND when he died Oct 1973. Where buried? Parents, his children etc.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Surname:COLBY MCSCOUGH KRAEMER
Date:11 May 2004
I have the marriage license and certificate of marriage for distant
relatives, Fred A. Kraemer and Gladys Colby, married 8 Jan 1912, and
signed by a priest of St. Mary's Cathedral, Fargo, but I am not sure of
the priest's name; the writing is not clear. Peter McScough is what it
looks like. Any help would be appreciated.
Date: 5 May 2004
I am looking for information about the American branch of our family. One
of my grandfathers brothers named Fredrik Teigen. He was born in my
hometown; Kvam, Gudbrandsdalen valley, Norway on jan.24.1870. Parents
Hans Teigen (1840-1913) and Anne Teigen(1842-1930). I know next to
nothing about him, so any kind of info would be appreciated. He emigrated
to America in 1888 and lived in Fargo or near Fargo. He was married and
he was the father of 5 or 6 children.
Surname: FORNES STANGLER MARTIN SVERKIE
Date: 27 Apr 2004
Looking for information about the decendants of Lorentz Fornes and
Sigrude Sverkie. Both came to live in the United States from Norway. They
lived on several farms in Cass County. (Hunter ND and Rush River
Township) They are my great-great grandparents. Their son, Eddie Fornes,
married Evelyn Martin in 1924. I know nothing about the Martin family at
all, but I would like to. Their son, Lawrence Fornes, is my grandfather.
He married Delphine Stangler sometime in the late 1940s. I would like to
know more the Stangler Family.
Any information provided would be very helpful. Thank you. Bryce.
Surname: KROOK WALLACE
Submitter: Alyce Newell
Date: 27 April 2004
I am looking for any info on the TB Sanatorium, located in Dunseith, ND
in the 1930's.
I am trying to find informaton on 3 different employees:
Edel Krook 1934-1937 approx
Esther Wallace 1933-1937 approx
Maurice aka "Curly" 1933-1934, died of pneumonia between March 1934 and
Date: 18 Apr 2004
I'm looking for information on Henry and Johanna (Nerheim) Skaufel,
Norwegian immigrants, who were married in Fargo (Cass County), ND on 3-
21-1916. They had two children during their time in Fargo: Donald
Henry, b. 2/25/1918, and Marie Arlene, b. 1/22/1920. Also, wondering if
there were other Skaufels or Nerheims in Fargo at this time.
Date: 18 Apr 2004
In the 1900 ND Cass Arthur census is listed Pelton, Charles, born Apr
1847, Married 12 years, born in Mass. Wife is Maggie, born Oct 1859, 4
children, 1 living, born in Canada Eng, and daughter Alpha O., born Aug
1898 in North Dak.
Does anyone know Charles Pelton's parents? He fits in my database as the
son of Asa Carter Pelton and Ophelia Austin but no spouse listed--I would
like to prove or disprove.
Date: 1 April 2004
I am searching for information about Royal Leo LaRew/LaRue
living in Fargo North Dakota most of his adult life as a scrap metal
dealer. Royal Died 24 Dec. 1966, according to obit he died in Florence,
Ks. but according to the Social Security Death Index he died in North
Dakota. Please any information about Royal will be greatly appreciated.
Date: Mar 30 12004
Am looking for an obit on Winnefred Stockman. Her maiden name was Fabel.
She was married to George Stockman. He died in 1989. I do not have a
They lived in FArgo N. D.
Thanks for any help.
Date: 28 Mar 2004
Genealogical search for Dorothy(Doy)Fraser b 1879
Married G. Angus Fraser Sons Donald and Simon
Lived and died in Fargo,N.D.
Date: 26 Mar 2004
Am looking for more info for the family of Lorenzo & Esther Harvey COLBY
who moved to Grandin, ND, in the 1880's.
Children Nellie, Angie Dell, Ned Alber, Adoniram Judson (or Judson
Adoniram); children of Adoniram Judson: Helen Belle, Avis Adelle, Nellie
Minerva, Harry Franklin, Gladys May, Ned Norelius, Minette, Kendall
Lorenzo (or Bell, Avis, Nellie, and Harry).
Date: 23 Mar 2004
I am seeking information about John QUILLINAN. He appears in the 1900
Census for Cass County. The census record indicates he was a priest. Is
there a way I could contact the diocese in Cass County?
Thank you for any assistance.
Surnames:JOHANNESEN MONSEN FJELLTVEIT
Submitter: Sharon Loftus Weisensel
Date: 23 Jan 2004
I am looking for Martin Johannesen, born in Bergen, Norway in 1883 son of
Torstein Johannesen Fjelltveit and Amalie Pauline Monsen. He left Norway
for "Dakota" and farmed there, married with 2 children. Help! Looking
for where he farmed, anything.
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