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July thru December 1998


LOBERG posted by Susan (Loberg) Reid on Monday, July 6, 1998

I'm looking for any information about Helmer (Elmer) and Alma LOBERG. Don't know Alma's maiden name. I know at one time they did live in Brown County in Aberdeen, South Dakota. In the late 1800s to the present right in between there.

BAXTER posted by Cinde Anderson on Saturday, July 18, 1998

I've been told that my great uncle, Raymond BAXTER, owned (perhaps worked) at a coal company under the name -- Baxter Coal Company. He would have been in the Aberdeen area during mid-1900. Any information is greatly appreciated.

FUHRMAN posted by Randy Fuhrman on Thursday, August 6, 1998

I am looking for information on Ferdinand or Carl FUHRMAN that are mentioned in the Early History of Brown County. My Gr Grandfather was Gustav FUHRMAN that emigrated from Germany in 1882. His fathers name was Carl FUHRMAN and he had a brother named Ferdinand. I need to know if these are the same people.

GRACE, HALL posted by Pat on Sunday, August 9, 1998

My grandmother is from Aberdeen S.D. I found what I believe is her father. He is buried in Bath. Her name was Pearl HALL and her father's name was Albert HALL. I am trying to find information on her and my grandfather whose name was Edward GRACE. I know nothing about my grandfather. Thanks for any help.

BRININSTOOL posted by Joanne Brininstool on Sunday, August 9, 1998

My husband's great grandfather was in Aberdeen in the 1880s or 1890s. He was a newspaper publisher. Do you know if he published any newspapers in Aberdeen, and if so what are the names? If I know which ones he published (if any), then I can contact one of the libraries with newspaper archives for a copy. His name was William H. BRININSTOOL. Thanks for any help.

HERSHLIEB, STAHL posted by Wanda Stahl Schalo on Saturday, August 15, 1998

I am looking for information on HERSHLIEB. I have references that Lawerance worked or ran a clothing store in Aberdeen, SD, Brown County. I am looking for records of his sister(s) Libby and Amelia. I have reason to believe that they may have come to live near their brother around 1945. Libby may have used the last name of STAHL.

ENGSTROM posted by William Mitchell on Thursday, August 20, 1998

I am researching information pertaining to Valfrid Elias ENGSTROM, known to have been in the Groton area circa 1912. Specifically, I am searching for information on any descendents who may still live in the area. V.E. ENGSTROM immigrated from Zinkgruvan, Sweden, about 1909. It is thought that he may have owned a farm near Groton. Any information you can supply would be appreciated.

FLANDERS posted by Alan Robertson on Monday, August 24, 1998

My grandmother, Alice FLANDERS, was born at or near Columbia, SD 30 June 1884 to Charles and Susan FLANDERS. She had a twin brother, Alfred, who died as a child. The family probably farmed in the area during much of the 1880s and possibly earlier. I am seeking information on where they lived, Alfred's grave, church membership, etc.

ANTTI, TUOHIMAA posted by Jim Himanga on Saturday, September 5, 1998

Looking for information on the ancestry of Fannie Mathalda TUOHIMAA, third wife of Matti ANTTI's son Himanga of Greenfield township, Brown County, South Dakota. She was from Seikajoki (Siikajoki), Finland, and they married in 1920. I have her parents listed as Heikki TOUHIMAA and Beiita Elizabeth.

ERLER, TSCHOHL posted by Bonnie J. Graham on Sunday, September 20, 1998

TSCHOHL: I am searching for anyone connected to the following family: Frank TSCHOHL born in Lichtenstein; his wife Antonette ERLER, born in Bohemia (Germany); and their children, Martha, Adele, Frank J. and Genevieve. They were living in Aberdeen, Brown County when the 1920 census was taken.

CORRY, SMITH posted by Christy Van Heukelem on Friday, October 2, 1998

Researching Chester E. CORRY and Stella SMITH. Timeframe: 1900-1910; Location: Columbia, SD. Looking for any information regarding Stella SMITH and Chester E. CORRY. Confirmed they were in Columbia, Brown Co., SD in 1906. [birth - son - Chester E. CORRY II Jan. 18 1906]. Chester E. CORRY was a banker. Family moved to California in 1910's as Stella had TB. She died a few years later.

PHILBROOK, TITUS posted by David Driver on Tuesday, October 6, 1998

I am researching information on family lines for PHILBROOK (my grandfather Ralph) who lived in Hecla and I believe came from New York; grandmother was daughter of Archie TITUS also from Hecla area; they were born in the early 1900s.

COLE, FORSTY, HOOVER, KILPATRICK, KINDSCHI, MAXWELL, PADDOCK posted by Cindy Christenson on Monday, October 12, 1998

Andrew Gould KILPATRICK and his wife Sarah Ann COLE moved to Houghton, Brown Co., from Barry County, Michigan in 1883. Their children were: Decevigne, b. 1869, m. Margaret MAXWELL; Nellie, b. 1871, m. Pen PADDOCK; Jennie, b. 1873, m. Henry HOOVER; Emmett, b. 1875, d. 1881; George G., b. 1882, m. Frances ?; Andrew V., b. 1886, m. Jennie FORSTY; and Agnes G., b. 1890, m. Lorenz KINDSCHI. Anyone descended from this family please contact me. We have begun publishing a KILPATRICK family newsletter and would like to hear from this branch.

WOODARD posted by Tom Woodard on Tuesday, October 13, 1998

I am searching for a needle in a haystack here it goes, Joe WOODARD married in Aberdeen to Nellie (could possibly be Helen?) between 1914 and 1917. When their daughter Helen was born I have a picture of them from Artz Photo Studio, Aberdeen, S.D. around 1919. I am hoping maybe someone has something like that in their research. Joe and Helen were last known in Groves, Utah in 1953 but Joe was everywhere at any given time. Well here's to luck!

SEARLE, SMITHERS posted by Bobbie Bradley on Tuesday, October 27, 1998

Looking for descendants of George SMITHERS and Eliza SEARLE who lived in Brown County in early 1900s. Eliza SEARLE died 1914 and supposedly had 5 children surviving her. Perhaps she had a brother named James SEARLE who died in 1887 in Brown County.

ESCHBACH posted by Diana M. Hebner on Tuesday, November 3, 1998

Looking for information on the following family that lived in Aberdeen, Brown County since about 1890. Charles J. ESCHBACH died in Aberdeen on 07 March 1899. His wife, possibly named Lovina, died in Aberdeen on 25 February 1898. They had the following children: Jacob J., Angeline, Charles F., Harvey L., and Mary Ella. Hoping to locate others researching this family and additional information on this family.

OLINGER posted by Barbara Billington on Saturday, November 14, 1998

Looking for relatives of Barney OLINGER born March 1865 in Claton Co., Iowa. Had a son named Joe and 3 daughters Eva, Rose, and Bessie. Barney OLINGER lived in South Dakota and at one time and owned a bank. Possibly during the depression. I believe he had some connectons to Brown County.

BRISTOL posted by Georgia Bristol on Monday, November 16, 1998

I have an obit for Hart William BRISTOL, the brother to my husband's grandfather, Clarence Martin BRISTOL. According to the obit, he had a son living in Groton, S.D. named Harley BRISTOL. I would like to contact him or his family to further my research on the BRISTOL family. Please E-mail me at if you can help me. Thank you.

DENNIS, HILLEARY, HOFFMAN posted by Mollie Patterson on Friday, December 18, 1998

I am looking for info on my grandfather Ralph DENNIS he was born 06-21-1885 in Frederick, Brown Co, South Dakota. His father was Eugene DeWitt Clinton DENNIS, his mother was Kate Lovonia HOFFMAN. Would like to know who their parents were. Ralph was married to my grandmother Ruth HILLEARY in WA state. I do not know if he had siblings. I have no dates on his parents.

LUDDINGTON posted by Fred Jones on Tuesday, December 22, 1998

LUDDINGTON. Researching LUDDINGTONs in the Brown county area. Found M. J. LUDDINGTON, section J, Aberdeen - West, listed in the Index to the 1905 Brown County, South Dakota Atlas. Would anyone have information on parents or descendants? Believe this person is a link between the Washington and Indiana Luddingtons.

HENDERSON, MORAN, MORIARTY, SHEA, SULLIVAN posted by Mary Buchholz on Tuesday, December 29, 1998

MORIARTY, HENDERSON. I am searching for the burial spot of my gg-grandmother Bridget MORIARTY or MORAN or O'SHEA. My grandmother reports that her grandmother was living with Charles HENDERSON's family near Northville in the 1890s and is buried in Aberdeen. Her maiden name was Mary Bridget SULLIVAN or MORAN. Hope someone can help, Thanks, Mary.



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