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April thru October 1997


DOBBERPUHL, HAUSAM, JENSEN, KROEPLIN, MYERS, NEHLS posted by Larry Nehls on Thursday, April 3, 1997

I have information on Herman NEHLS, b. March 19, 1866 in Lomira, WI, and d. Jan. 16, 1946 in Groton, SD, and his descendants. Have some info on his siblings and his ascendants. If you have the surname NEHLS, then I am interested to see if you are related to Herman NEHLS. If so than I am willing to share the info I have on him and his relatives. Other surnames I'm interested in are DOBBERPUHL, KROEPLIN, MYERS, HAUSAM, and JENSEN.

BIERMAN, SEABRASSE posted by Beverly Bierman on Wednesday, April 9, 1997

BIERMAN, Charles. In Brown Co. in late 1800s. Looking for any information on this man. He married Lydia SEABRASSE in the 1890s.

ROSE, WILLSEY posted by Tom Chuderski on Friday, April 25, 1997

Trying to locate information on my Grandfather. Born Faye Phillip ROSE in Aberdeen, S.D., circa 1894. His father was said to be John ROSE. His mother Mary Elizabeth WILLSEY? I have NO other information about him, as he was estranged from his family from about 1925 until is death in FL aprox 1980. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

LEWIS, OSBORN posted by Cheryl Osborn on Sunday, May 18, 1997

I am looking for the parents of Glen OSBORN, b. 1900 in Aberdeen, Brown County, SD. I've been told that he was the only child of George OSBORN and Libby LEWIS. I haven't been able to prove this or find these people anywhere. Any help would be appreciated.

CLEMENTS, EMERY posted by Jerry Emery on Monday, May 19, 1997

I am searching for any connections to the So. Dak. EMERY family. I was born in Aberdeen, 3 Sep 1936. My Mother was Nellie (Helen Elizibeth)(CLEMENTS) EMERY, and my Father was Clifford Eugene EMERY. My mother came from Hecla, and my father I believe came from North Dakota, and his father came from Iowa (Roy EMERY). That is as much as I know about the EMERY Family. I would appreciate any information you have.

EDWARDS posted by Jan Walker on Friday, May 23, 1997

EDWARDS, Chloe born 1824-1832, buried in Codington, SD, in 1903. She was divorced and her husband lived in WI. According to her diary she went to Brown County to deliver a baby for her daughter. I do not know which daughter, or what he married daughter's name would be. Children:
EDWARDS, John 1846
EDWARDS, Elvira 1848
EDWARDS, Samuel 1849
EDWARDS, Lucinda 1849
EDWARDS, Floyd 1852
EDWARDS, Charles 1856
EDWARDS, Sarah 1857
EDWARDS, Owen 1859

BLUHM, BLUM, BLUME, CLEMENS, GILLIS, KAUFMAN, KRAMER, MEIER, SONNTAG posted by Karen White on Tuesday, May 27, 1997

Seeking info on following families that settled in Brown Co. during the 1870s. BLUME (BLUM/ BLUHM), KRAMER, CLEMENS, SONNTAG, GILLIS, MEIER. This is from the family branch of Joseph BLUM and Katrina KAUFMAN. I have info that I will share on this branch of the tree. We have a National BLUM Reunion that will be held this summer and I am trying to locate the families in So. Dakota.


Seeking info on the BLUM family name (BLOOM, BLUME, BLUHM). Several branches of the BLUM family settled in the Brown Co. area of So. Dakota and I would like to invite them to the National BLUM Reunion that will take place July 4-5 at Harlan, Iowa at the Veterans Auditorium. The event starts at 9am til 1pm then we join in the Westphalia 125th anniversary. Everyone is invited, fun for all, genealogy, speakers, balloons, activities for children. Come and meet your cousins! Several family names are included: KOPPOLD (KOBOLD, KOBBOLD, KOBOLT), KRAMER, ARKFELD, SCHECHINGER, GAUL, VON TERSCH, CLEMEN (CLEMENS), MEIER, GILLES, SONTAG and many more.

GARRETT, ROSE posted by Judy Vezzetti on Thursday, June 5, 1997

Searching for any info on descendants of Alexander ROSE family, residents of Henry Twp., Brown County. I have been researching the entire Rose family which includes Alexander as one of the brothers. I am especially interested in finding a marriage in Brown Co. for an Edward ROSE and Vyonda GARRETT, mid-1920s. Edward would be a nephew to Alexander.

PAETH, SOMBKE posted by James Lewis on Friday, June 6, 1997

Willing to trade any information on the SOMBKE family of southeastern Brown County. Especially interested in the families of Albert, Charles, Herman and Bertha SOMBKE (all born between 1875 and 1881), and their parents, Carl SOMBKE (b. 1846 in Pommern, Prussia) and Albertinie/Ernestine PAETH (b. 1858). The family settled in the area of Ferney and Verdon, and descendants still reside there today.

BAILEY, BLAND, BURTON, DREYER, GIDDINGS, PERRY, PHILBRICK posted by Virginia D. Stenley on Monday, June 30, 1997

Seeking information on the BLAND and related families. Charles BLAND, his wife (Annie BAILEY), and his sister, Harriet BLAND came from Northamptonshire, England in the 1870s and settled in Brown County, followed by another sister, Elizabeth BLAND, and two orphaned nieces, Lizzie and Maud PHILBRICK in the 1880s. They intermarried with DREYER, PERRY, BURTON, and GIDDINGS.

GARLICK, KERNAN, KIERNAN, KIRNAN, LEWIS, MCKIERNAN posted by John Reedy on Monday, July 7, 1997

Seeking descendants or information on John James KIERNAN (KERNAN, KIRNAN, MCKIERNAN), b. 11/3/1849 in Ottawa, LaSalle Co., IL, m. Mary Ellen LEWIS (b. 4/19/1853, NY) on 2/19/1873, Livingston Co., IL. Children include Charles 1873-?, George 1875-1928, John 1877-1946, Katie 1879-1963, Edith 1881-?, Leola 1887-1963. The family moved from IL to Aberdeen, SD between 1888-1895. Katie m. Bert GARLICK on 3/18/1895 in Aberdeen, Brown Co., SD. Katie and Bert GARLICK moved to Rapid City, Pennington Co. by 1897 and later to Idaho. John James KIERNAN died 5/15/1939 in Aberdeen.

ACHEN, DOVE, HASSENSTAB, KRONSCHNABLE posted by Sara Highum on Tuesday, July 8, 1997

I am looking for information on my great-grandaunts, Caroline HASSENSTAB and Annie HASSENSTAB. They lived in Frederick, Brown County, SD and married August KRONSCHNABLE and Fred KRONSCHNABLE, respectively. Annie had a son Casper and a daughter Emily. Caroline had a son Kenneth and a daughter Francis (married surname ACHEN) who stayed in Frederick. She also had two other daughters, Marie (married surname DOVE) and Vera (married surname ACHEN). Any help on tracing these lines would be greatly appreciated.

ARMSTRONG, JONES, STANLEY posted by Arliene Wilkerson on Wednesday, August 27, 1997

I am searching for ancestors of Vila Arliene JONES, Laura Elizabeth STANLEY, John D. STANLEY, and Jean ARMSTRONG. My mother Vila Arliene JONES was born in Aberdeen, Brown County on July 1, 1921. If you have any information on any of these names, please e-mail me.

COOLIDGE, KIMBALL, RIBLET posted by Harley Erickson on Tuesday, September 2, 1997

Am researching my grandfather, Charles Rollin KIMBALL. Born 1/28/1857 in Woodstock, IL, died 4/2/1921, buried in Aberdeen, Brown Co., SD. Lived in Ordway in 1880s, later in Aberdeen. Married Nellie Belle RIBLET 11/24/1886 in Columbia, Brown Co., SD. Three children born at Ordway - Hazel Belle (my mother), Charles Harold, and Ruth Virginia. Charles Rollin's parents were Charles KIMBALL who died in Ordway, buried in Douglas, MN and Caroline Amelia COOLIDGE who died in Douglas, MN. I want to know what business my grandfather was in at Ordway and if he owned land there.

MCLAUGHLIN posted by Sharon Hart on Monday, September 22, 1997

I am seeking information for the following ancestors, most of whom I found in the 1900 Census. David G. MCLAUGHLIN was born April 1852 in Canada and immigrated to the United States in 1882 and became a naturalized citizen. His wife Augusta, born January 1876 in England, and daughters Lillian Maud born August 1878 in Canada and Hattie S., born in January 1880 in Canada, also immigrated in 1882. The rest of the childred, Alfred or Alford (September 1882), Jennie (December 1884), Robert (March 1887), Katherine (June 1889), James (August 1892) and Dorothy (December 1894) were born in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Augusta died between 1901 and 1908. Any information about them or their decendents will be greatly appreciated.

HAINES, STEELE posted by Bert Edens on Friday, October 3, 1997

Looking for information and/or whereabouts of a Mary Margaret STEELE. She gave birth to a daughter in Aberdeen, SD, on 8/17/1961 and subsequently put her up for adoption. The daughter's name, after adoption is Marcie Lee HAINES. The adoption records are no longer sealed, and I am just trying to help Marcie locate her natural mother. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

BOHLING, BUNTROCK, DUNAWAY, RINGGENBERG, SCHLIEBE, WEIBRAUCH posted by Christine McCormick on Saturday, October 11, 1997

Looking for information on the RINGGENBERG family of Columbia, SD. Frank Bryon RINGGENBERG married Lydia DUNAWAY in 1904 in Calhoun County, IA. THey had 8 children: Arthur, Vivian, Harley, Lavern, Velma Frankie, Keith and Willis. Other associated names are: BOHLING, WEIBRAUCH, BUNTROCK, SCHLIEBE.

ELL, HUPPERTS posted by Robert Ell on Monday, October 13, 1997

I am interested in information pertaining to the following individual or her family. HUPPERTS, Augusta. Born abt 1886, died January 10, 1906. Married Benedict ELL about 1905.

GREGORY posted by Gerald Wollum on Tuesday, October 14, 1997

I am trying to find any info about Madison (or Mattison) GREGORY who was a farm implement dealer in Westport in the 1880s. He died about 1885-86 after being thrown from a horse. His wife's name was Esther, and they had three daughters named Lillie, Jenny, and Ethel. The family moved to Westport from Kankakee, IL - year unkown. Madison was 35 - 40 when he died. Place of burial is unknown. The widow and children left Westport and moved to Royalton, MN where they had relatives. All connection with the GREGORY family has been lost for 110 years. Madison is thought to be of Scottish extraction, but parents and siblings are unknown.



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