McHenry County, North Dakota Queries


Judy (HEPFNER) Gaston Sun, 25 Jan 1998 00:43:07 EST
Seeking information on my GGrand parents Michael HEPFNER born 1874 Odessa area, Ukraine. He married Anna Marie HOFFART born 1874 Odessa area Ukraine. They were married in the Ukraine, and had 4 kids. They emigrated in 1900 and homesteaded in Mc Henry Co. They had 6 more kids.
1 Micheal HEPFNER b. 1893, Odessa area married Magdaline HELD
2 Elizabeth HEPFNER b. 1895, Odessa area married Micheal DUCHSCHERER
3 Margaret HEPFNER b. 1898 Baden, Ukraine? married Philip KOBLE
4 Gertrude HEPFNER b. 1900 Baden, Ukraine married Peter AXTMAN
5 Blasius HEPFNER b. 1903 Devils Lake ND married Helen NIENOW
6 Martin HEPFNER b. 1906 Balfour ND married Anna BENKO, Anita GUSKE
7 Catherine HEPFNER b. Karlsruhe ND married John DUCHSCHER
8 Phyllis HEPFNER b. Karlsruhe ND married John BENKO
9 Evelyn HEPFNER b. 1912 Towner ND married Elmer FRITZ
10 Ann HEPFNER b. 1917 ND married Joseph KINDLER
Only #2 stayed in ND the rest moved to Milwaukee, WI around 1923

My GGGrandparents Surnames were: HEPFNER, HOEPFNER, KRAMER, MOSEN, MOSER, HOFFART, YARDIG
Elizabeth GannonMon, 19 Jan 1998 19:26
....am interested in any information regarding my father, Theodore Wesley ROE, reportedly born in Anamoose, though I think he was born at home in Aylmer. His father was Wesley James ROE married to Johanna VANHEESCH from Green Bay, Wisconsin. Also seeking anyone who has information on Wesley James ROE or Philip Ernstrom ROE who lived in or near Anamoose in early 1900's.
Kathy KerrTue, 13 Jan 1998 21:44

Looking for information on LOUISA BOULDS, b 9 Sept. 1883, m to George WINTERMUTE 7 Aug 1906 in Towner,ND.

Also, looking for information on BOULDS family. James A. Boulds b 1876, m 1902 to Pearl May Hunt, lived in Saline Twp. on Sec 27, Twp 157, Rge 79. Some of the family lived in Granville, ND also. Other family names are Reese, Lundquist, and Van Horn. Thank you for your help. Kathy Kerr


Robert G AllenThu, 08 Jan 1998 14:35

Seeking anyone who has information on the Doctor Robert Wilson ALLEN family that lived in Towner in the late 1910's and early 1920's.


NancysCrnr@aol.comMon, 1 Dec 1997 00:26:40 (EST)

Clara Josiphine FJARLI. I am looking for a birth certificate for her, my grandmother. She was b. 23 Mar 1891 in Towner, McHenry Co, ND. She is the daughter of Lewis Olson FJARLI and Julia Amanda HALVORSON. Can someone do a census lookup for 1900 and give me the data? I had understood that all records were burned. If anyone can guide me to where I can locate a birth certificate for her, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Joyce FreyFri, 28 Nov 1997 14:32:39

I am looking for information on the MAESNER family. George Johan MOESNER was born in Brooklyn, NY. Sept 30, 1878. He married Caroline ALEXANDER (born in Romania) in ND in 1901. The name was changed when they got to ND from MOESNER to MAESNER.
There children born in Kief, ND are:

Bertha born 1903 Married Frank EICHHORN
Harry born 1905, William born 1908, Roland born 1910
George born 1912, Myrtle born 1913, Clara born 1915
Edward born 1917, Fredia B 1918.
Clark AbrahamsonFri, 5 Sep 1997 11:53
[Does anyone]...have any information on Charles John ABRAHAMSON b.Sweden 1848 d.Towner, McHenry County, ND 1922 and/or Sophia ABRAHAMSON b. Sweden orNorway 1858, d. Towner, McHenry County, ND 1907?
Looking for birthplaces, dates of entry, passenger lists, etc.
Joanne PotterWednesday, 09 Sep 1997 16:30
Searching for information on the KABANU(C)K surname from Russia, nowin present day Ukraine. Matrona KURKA, KABANUK emigrated to Americafrom Kiev, Russia in 1900 with her children; Stepan/Stephen KABANUK born1880 in Russia, Nichilas/Nick KABANUK b. 1886, Russia and Elizabeth/Lizzie KABANUK b. 1886 in Russia. Matrona's husband, Cornelius "Carl"KABANUK b. ca 1846, d. ca 1889 in Russia and is buried there.
Upon entry into the United States, the family homesteaded in McHenry Co.ND. in the Kief area. Matrona was b. 1845 in Russia and d. in December1914 in Kief, ND. and is buried in the Kief cemetery.
Stepan KABANUK m/1 Taklia/Tekla KOSTENKO, dau. of Demitry KOSTENKO ofTarascha, Russia ca 1900 at ? . Tekla had a homestead in McHenry Co.To Stepan and Tekla were born two sons, John S. KABANUK in 1901 andCharles S. KABANUK in 1903. Tekla d. in 1904 and is buried on herhomestead. Stepan m/2 Mary GRUSENSKY and they emigrated to Canada whereStepan started a second family. To Stepan and Mary were born; Peter,Anna, Pauline, Paul, Joe, Alice and Matilda KABANUK. Stepan died in 1937and is buried in Canada.
Nicholas, "Nick" KABANUK married Lena BOOZENNY, daughter of OksentyBOOZENNY and Fannie KOZACHENKO, of the Greatstone area in McLean Co. ND.in 1907. Nick and Lena lived with Nick's mother for a time during whichtwo son's were born to them; George 1908 and Philip 1909. When Philipwas 6 mo. old, Nick and Lena packed their belongings and left for DunnCo. ND. where they homesteaded in the Killdeer area. On this homestead,8 more children were born to them. Timothy 1912, Katherine, 1913, Emma1914, Stacia 1916, Steven 1917, John 1919, Pauline 1920 and Andrew 1922.Nick died in 1923 and is buried on the homestead with his two sons,Timothy and John. Lena remarried to a John DEVNICH from the Max, ND.area and they lived in Max until John's death. Lena then went to livewith her daughter Katherine in Belgrade, Montana and died in Walla WallaWashington 1n 1977.
Elizabeth "Lizzie" married Andrew Dubovoy/Dubovy ca 1904 in McHenry Co.ND. They homesteaded in Sheridan Co. for a time where to them were born;Helen 1906, Serge 1908 and Peter 1910. The family lived for a time inBucks Co. Pennsylvania before coming to Ward Co. ND. Andrew Dubovoy died in 1968 and Elizabeth in 1973.
Wish to contact descendants of these families and connecting/alliedlines. All information and help appreciated.
Joanne Pryhorocki Potter
jpp2211@charter.net
Sherrie HothSat, 19 Jul 1997 01:28:46
I am looking for any information on the WESTGAARD CEMETERY. It is saidto be located in McHenry County. Please email with any info on thecemetry; either it's location or those buried there.
Thank you. Sherrie Hoth
Hap AndersonSunday, 13 Jul 1997
GRASINGER, RIEBE - McHenry Co., ND: Looking for information about the family, siblings and descendants of: Mary Rosine GRASINGER. Born: Abt 1880 in: McLeod Co.(?), MN she married Art F. RIEBE. Born: Abt 1883 in: MN; They had three children according to the 1920 McHenry Co., ND census. Balfour, McHenry Co., ND
1 Name: Frederick A. RIEBE Male Born: Oct 30, 1911 in: North Dakota Died: Oct 1972? in:?
2 Name: Myra C. RIEBE Female Born: Abt May 1915 in: North Dakota
3 Name: Pearlie W. RIEBE Female Born: Abt Mar 1919 in: North Dakota
Any information about this family would be appreciated. I have lots of info. to share about the GRASINGER (GRASSINGER) family lines in Minnesota.
Robert Ell Wed Jun 1821:08:11 1997
I am interested in information pertaining the the family name ELL andSCHAN

Beverley Gutenberg SunJun 8 09:27:23 1997
RIEGERMy great grandfather, Ludwig RIEGER, his second wife, Helena SALWAY, hismother, Theresia (??) Rieger, my grandmother, Elisabeth Rieger, and herhalf siblings, Klara, Philip and Michael immigrated to Orrin in 1900. Mygrandmother married Paul MEIER of Blumenfeld, district not far from Orrinin 1912. They moved to an area near Prelate, Saskatchewan, between thattime and 1918. Klara and her husband Frank LUTZ also immigrated toPrelate, Saskatchewan. The rest of the Riegers stayed in Orrin andeventually moved to other areas of North Dakota. They changed thespelling of their name to a more Anglicized REIGER. I would like anyinformation about the RIEGER family.
KristinaKrause Sat May 17 11:13:42 1997
I am currently researching several families in the McHenry Co.area. Would like to hear from and exchange information withinterested parties for William Ferdinand QUANDT (b. 1 Jan 1886in MN and d. 31 Jul 1957 in Minot, ND; married to Ida STOLT),Marie Magdalina QUANDT (b. 1882 in MN; d. 1948 in Anamoose, ND;m. to Wm. STOLT), and Herman A. BEYER (b. 28 Jan 1880 in SwiftCo, MN; d. 26 Mar 1957 in Makoti, ND; m. to Clara STOLT). Ihave lots of info on the STOLT families, but need more detailson the QUANDT and BEYER families.
Kelly Mitchell Fri May 220:59:37 1997
Looking for information that this person was in Towner, ND. Anythingabout him would be some appreciated.
Thank You, Yours Truly, Kelly Mitchelll
DOMINIC MILLER/MULLER (seen Dominik spelled several ways)
born: abt 1868 place: Mannheim Russia
died: abt 1941 place: Leigzig, Saskatchewan
married to: Magdalena (?) Miller
I am assuming that the 2 were married here but I could be wrong.Children: I just have names thats it. But from the picture you can tellwho is the oldest and who is the youngest.
1. Elizabeth
2. Magdalena
3. Katherine
*Note: DOMINIC MILLER/MULLER came from Russia to South Dakota in 1893 atthe age of 25. Due to severe drought, he worked in Oregan saw-mills movedon to North Dakota, and evenually came to the Leipzig area in May of1905.
Pat DownsTues, 29 Apr 1997 12:11 PM PDT
Still looking for KIEKENAPP connections...Ada was born in Fairbault MN,1884, which is in Rice County I think. Need her parents. She married Wm.J. MINKIEWITZ in Towner, McHenry ND 1905. He was from Sibley County, MN butI have down lines from both.   Thanks for any help
Mike Borchardt Fri, 25 Apr 1997 12:30:51
KUENLE, STEFFEN families: My Great-grandfather Christian Fredrick KUENLE, b. 26 Mar 1870 in Neckarwestheim, Germany, made his way to McHenry Co. probably in the 1890s. He married Emma Anne STEFFEN, b. 16 Sep 1882, and had my grandfather, William Christian KUENLE, b. 30 Mar 1903, in Anamoose, McHenry Co., ND. I would like to share information with anyone researching these same families.

Jerry Austin Fri Feb14 08:00:24 1997
Melvin HAGEN and Olrika BRUTEN emigrated from Norway probablyc. 1890. Melvin's father's last name was LARSEN. Children =
Carl
Oliver
Mollie
Lottie
Julia
Henry
Oscar b. 13 June 1893, Minot, N.Dakota
Roy
Several of the family ended up in Alberta, Canada
Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.
Richard Lillich Fri Nov 8 21:42:43 1996
Would like information from death certificate of Luther Lillich,Died: 14 Apr 1919
His Son, Irvin, died: 12 Apr 1919
Luther's Wife Emma (Jevnugher) Lillich, Death Est., 1903-5

Dave Fri Nov 8 11:07:371996
I am looking for information on the marriage of John Knudsen andMargarete Gregorsen they are my Great Grandparets of Marion N.D.. I thinkthey were married in Denmark but am not sure need the date and where.
If you have resources for McHenry County and would like to volunteer to help with lookups, please e-mail me at Mike Borchardt / Portland, OR

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