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June 1996 thru March 1997


LIER, PAETH, PASCH, SOMBKE posted by James Lewis on Friday, June 28, 1996

Looking for any info to share on the following names:

PAETH looking for anyone with this surname anywhere, anytime! Have info on three different families - especially the ones of Henry Wilhelm of Monroe Co., WI and his brother, Ferdinand of Henry Twp., Brown Co., SD.
PASCH (Gustov & Ferdinand) who were residents in the Groton & James areas from 1880.
SOMBKE family of Verdon/Garden Prarie Twp.
LIER (August & Paul) came from Brandenburg, Prussia in 1881, and were residents of Riverside Twp. & Aberdeen.

To the best of my knowledge, all of the families (except Lier) were from Kreis Stolp, Pommern, Prussia, arriving in Wisconsin in the late 1870s before moving to Brown County in the early 1880s.

ELL posted by Robert Ell on Monday, August 5, 1996

I am looking for information related to Catholic cemetery records for two ELL children, John and Jeannete ELL, who would have died sometime around 1900-1904.
I am also interested in Railroad personnel records for a Raphael ELL. He worked in the rail yards in 1900 or 1901.

DIXON, STURGE posted by Lori Terry on Wednesday, August 21, 1996

I am researching the Edwin S. DIXON family who moved from Cayuga County, NY, to Brown County, SD, during 1880-1900.
Edwin was born as a twin on Nov. 1822 and his wife, Semantha J. STURGE, was born on Nov. 1833. They had five children: Herbert, Agnes, George W., William and Robert J.
If you are a descendant or a fellow DIXON researcher, I would like to hear from you. I am also interested in tracing a hereditary hearing disorder (Otosclerosis) which may be running in this Dixon family.

ADLER, ALDER, GABRIEL, GABRIELS, LUTZ posted by Jackie Masters on Sunday, August 25, 1996

GABRIELS - RC Alsatian settlers of Odessa region.

Sons of Anton & Barbara (ALDER/ADLER) GABRIEL came to Aberdeen area c. 1887/8 where my grandfather Nicholas Anton was born 22 Jun 1888, son of Michael & Marie (LUTZ) GABRIEL. They moved on to TX and thence to KS.
Anton & Barbara's children: Ann Marie, Anton, Lorenz (Lawrence), Martin, Joe, Frank, John, Michael.
Any information most welcome!

BAKER, BROSTE, FULLER, GALUSHA, KOUTZ, PRICE, SHELDON, YEOMANS posted by Cindy Bryant on Sunday, September 8, 1996

Brown Co., SD had our Searight KOUTZ who moved to near Hecla, in the 1880s. At one point he owned a livery stable with son in law Jerome GALUSHA. About the turn of the century, I think they moved to Roberts Co.
Have some info on this family and their desc. but have not located all of them. Searight's son Willie Arthur KOUTZ married Idaho Montanna FULLER in 1888 in Detroit, Brown County; Searight's daughter Emma KOUTZ married Jerome GALUSHA in 1884, may have been in MI or SD, they lived in Claremont, SD. After Jerome died in 1893, (sept 14 but dont have obit) she remarried Edwin PRICE sometime in 1896.
John Henry KOUTZ (1870-1927), no children died in Okla.; Julietta KOUTZ married Frank YEOMANS about 1900, she died 1906 leaving a daughter Mary (b. 1902) who married an Ernest SHELDON, several children, no further information. Son Custer James KOUTZ married Laura BROSTE at Marshal Co., SD, in 1900 - have most of their desc. I believe Ruth (KOUTZ) BAKER (still alive at 95) donated some pictures of the early settlers to the museum in Aberdeen, but letters to them asking for info were never answered.

EVENSON, OLSON, TASKERUD posted by Charlie Taskerud on Saturday, September 21, 1996

I am working on the genealogy for the TASKERUD family tracing it back to Norway. I have the information so far on the TASKERUD family which was also a homestead family in Frederick, South Dakota. I also have information on my Mother's side - Simeon OLSON and Anna EVENSON.

AMSDEN, CARMINE, LEE, MEREDITH posted by Linda Schwartz on Thursday, October 17, 1996

Researching AMSDEN, CARMINE, MEREDITH, and LEE families all early homesteaders in Gem and Hanson twps. in 1880's. Willing to share my information. My grandfather was George Arthur AMSDEN son of Arthur T. AMSDEN. My other Grandfather was Raliegh L. CARMINE son of Edward James CARMINE.
His wife was Myrtle LEE daughter of Christian LEE. Addie C. MEREDITH was E.J. CARMINE's wife and sister of James Ellis MEREDITH of Groton.

CLEMENTS posted by Jerry Emery on Monday, November 11, 1996

I am looking for information on the surname CLEMENTS. I grew up in Hecla and Aberdeen, my family came from Hecla. My Grandfather was called Pete CLEMENTS (possible first name of Warner). He and his wife Anna had two sons, Raphael and Vernon, and two girls, Lucille and Helen ("Nellie"), my mother. Pete and Anna are both buried in Hecla. I would appreciate any information as I am at a stand-still. Thank you in advance!

FISCHBEIN, GARLAND posted by Jennifer Slegg on Sunday, December 15, 1996

I am looking for information on John GARLAND who was the first mayor of Aberdeen, Brown Co., SD. He had a daughter Minnie, who married Max FISCHBEIN. Any help or information would be greatly appreciated.

BROWN, CHAPMAN, CRAWFORD posted by Sara Lauderdale on Thursday, December 26, 1996

My ggrandfather was married in Aberdeen on May 16, 1912. His name was William Duane BROWN and he married Minnie Pearl CHAPMAN. He was born in Spink County on Dec 14, 1885, to Robert BROWN and Nellie CRAWFORD, and I don't know where they are from.

FLETCHER, PALMER posted by Steve Fletcher on Friday, January 17, 1997

My great-grandfather was Guy FLETCHER and I believe he was born in Barnard, SD. My grandfather was Melvin Guy FLETCHER and he was married to Lenora Mae PALMER. She was originally from Madison, SD. They lived in Aberdeen until divorced and Melvin moved to Kansas. I would appreciate any information someone may have on these individuals.

DAESCHEL, DAESCHLE, DASCHEL posted by Mark Daeschel on Sunday, February 2, 1997

I am looking for information on my great grandfather Joseph DAESCHLE who came to the U.S. in 1898 from Russia and died in 1924 in Aberdeen, SD. I am also interested in information oh his sons, George, Frank and Michael. There are some variations in the surname spelling such as DASCHEL and DAESCHEL.

DALEY, KNOX posted by Vicki Steen on Monday, February 3, 1997

Looking for birth of Irene KNOX about Sept. 1893, possibly in Aberdeen, SD. It is believed that her parents died young and she was raised by an aunt. Also looking for her marriage c. 1915 to Robert Hughes DALEY (d. 1919). Any help would be appreciated as this person did all she could to eliminate her records.

BAILEY, HALL posted by Ron Sykes on Saturday, February 22, 1997

HALL--Looking for information and descendants of Edgar HALL (1868-1941) and his wife Belle E. BAILEY (1872-1948). They were from and buried in Aberdeen, Brown Co. Their only son, Curtis (1892-1918) died while in the Military. Looking for obituaries on any and all. Also looking for a Herbert HALL (1875) from the Aberdeen, Brown Co., Area. Looking for marriage, death records, and children. He was possibly Catholic.

ABRAHAMSON, NIELSEN posted by Andrew Bartelt on Monday, February 24, 1997

Searching for any information on Christen NIELSEN or A. H. ABRAHAMSON. Christen NIELSEN was born June 5, 1883 in Øksenhede, Volstrup Sogn in Denmark. He was shot dead in Chicago or possibly Aberdeen, SD in 1907, 24 years old. A. H. ABRAHAMSON was his undertaker. Trying to learn place of death. Also need to know if he had any family in Aberdeen, SD.

MCLEAN, SPEARBECK posted by Tamara McLean on Tuesday, February 25, 1997

Clem MCLEAN married to Alice SPEARBECK, probably in Brown Co. Looking for info on both with ties to the Rosebud Sioux Reservation (Todd Co.).

ABERDEEN INDEES posted by D. Johnson on Wednesday, February 26, 1997

I am looking for a photo of the Aberdeen Indees or Indians baseball team from the mid to late 1920's. Is there a source out there? I checked at the Aberdeen City library in 1995 and my eyes got tired looking through the newspapers on microfilm.

HALL posted by Ron Sykes on Thursday, February 27, 1997

HALL - looking for information and descendants of Herbert HALL (b. 14 Sept. 1875) who was living in Aberdeen, Brown Co., after 1920 Census. May have married and had at lease one child, possibly more. Any help would be appreciated.

HOUSEMAN posted by Jennifer Lyon on Saturday, March 1, 1997

Looking for descendents of and information on Jeremiah HOUSEMAN, born in Virginia, who moved to South Dakota in the mid 1880's. Wife was named Patience. Jeremiah and Patience had the following children: Charles, Laura, Alice E., Lucinda, Janetta, William Luther, and Harvey E. Jeremiah and his male children are found in Brown County in the 1900 Federal census. Jeremiah appears to have died before 1910, as he's not found in the 1910 Federal census. At least some of William Luther's descendants lived in Aberdeen.

MARSHALL, SHAW posted by Donna Vaughn on Monday, March 3, 1997

Seeking any information on the following people or families. MARSHALL, Robert Arthur, b: May 16,1919, Melette; d: Aug.1961. Committed suicide at Aberdeen, SD. Believe Robert may have been Vice President of the Aberdeen Federeal Savings and Loan. Wife: Ruth. Children: Robert B. MARSHALL, b: c1951; Jeannie, b: c1948.
Parents of Robert A. MARSHALL: Arthur MARSHALL & Gertrude SHAW MARSHALL. Unknown if they had siblings or who there parents were. Need any help, the social security number for Robert Arthur MARSHALL does not show up in SS records. Need Obit for him if possible and any news articles on his death. Please contact Donna Vaughn at or Thank you for your help.

JONES, THOMAS posted by Keith Jones on Friday, March 7, 1997

I'm trying to trace my great grandfather and g.g.mother who were married in South Dakota (Dakota Territory) in about the late 1860's. Their names were Samuel Foulkes JONES and Tillie THOMAS, who is believed to have been born in Aberdeen. Their son, Charles Bentley JONES was born on June 4, 1875, either in the Black Hills or at Vermillion. I would be grateful for any information on Samuel and Tillie's place and date of marriage, and Charles' place of birth. Tillie died in about 1879 in South Dakota (unknown county). Samuel may have been in the 7th Cavalry in 1876 at the Relief of Colonel Custer.

EDWARDS posted by Jan Walker on Saturday, March 15, 1997

Looking for the following:
Owen EDWARDS (1859-1939)
Thomas EDWARDS (1818-1883)
Both believed to have been residents of Brown County. Any info is appreciated.

OFSTEDAL posted by John Laird on Sunday, March 30, 1997

I am researching the OFSTEDAL family. Andrew was a farmer outside of Aberdeen who moved there prior to statehood. He later lived across the stateline in North Dakota, but many of his children remained in the area. Would happily exchange info with anyone working on an OFSTEDAL line.



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