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August thru October 1999


MARQUETTE, MCKASKI posted by Jill Adami on Monday, August 9, 1999

Looking for any trace of the MCKASKI family which emigrated to the U.S. from Canada in the early 1920's. Supposedly there were relatives of this family that lived in the Aberdeen area who took in the family for a time. Mr. MCKASKI was married to Lillian MARQUETTE. They had several children, the youngest son being Virdell MCKASKI. Any help at all would be appreciated.

CORRY, MOORE, SMITH posted by Christy Van on Wednesday, August 11, 1999

Please check to see what information you might have regarding Chester E. CORRY, banker in Columbia, SD from 1883 - 1906 approx. I found a biography on him last night from the Memorial and Biographical record.....of prominent settlers and citizens of South Dakota. He was mayor in 1893. Apparently his first wife, Clara SMITH, died before 1900 - because he was a widower in the 1900 census. He married a second time to Stella SMITH MOORE, an accomplished pianist, sometime after 1900 and before 1907.The bank he established was called: Loomis and Corry Bank, which later changed its name to the People's Bank.

HARKNESS, OVERACKER posted by Norma Harkness on Saturday, August 21, 1999

Seeking information on James H. HARKNESS, b. in MI. in 1854, married Jane OVERACKER in 1884. In 1897 he is living in Columbia, S.D. I would appreciate any information on him. Have information on the rest of his family and willing to share.

COLCORD, WEEKS posted by Mark Weeks on Sunday, August 22, 1999

I am looking for infromation on a Robert WEEKS he died February 13, 1898 in Groton, SD. also looking for Edgar N. WEEKS and Eva N. COLCORD married in Groton SD.December 04, 1898. any leads or directions to follow would be wonderfull. Thanks, Mark Weeks.

MOWRY, RHINEHART posted by Rick Dau on Sunday, August 22, 1999

Looking for information on the family of James William RHINEHART and wife Lillian MOWRY RHINEHART, who were living in Aberdeen in 1905. They had about 10 or 11 children, but I only have names for 8 - Victor, Lester, Harvey, Clifford, Mark, Alan, Ruth, and Leon. They may have moved back to Hutchinson County, SD before 1915, but I'm not sure. I do know that Lillian died in Oct. 1920, not sure what happened to James, but some of the children wound up in Michigan. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

ANTELMAN, FIREY, LEIDALL posted by Susan Merley on Wednesday, September 1, 1999

I am the great-grand-daughter of John and Susan FIREY. Margaret ANTELMAN was my grandmother. I am looking all over for some information about my grandfather Oswald Roy ANTELMAN, his wife Anna LEIDALL and my grandfather John FIREY. The ANTELMANs were from Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota. Oswald Roy ANTELMAN moved there with his family sometime between 1885 and 1900. Thank you so much!

CARPENTER, ROCKHOLD, SMITH posted by Darren M. Rockhold on Sunday, September 5, 1999

I am seeking information on the descendants of Lincoln and Josie (ROCKHOLD) SMITH, who moved to Aberdeen in 1914. Among them is Sidney Laurence SMITH (need dates) for whom the Aberdeen Legion Post was named. Lincoln also had a daughter who married Maurice CARPENTER. Thanks!

MORGAN posted by Beverly Hlavnicka on Tuesday, September 7, 1999

I am looking for information on Myron MORGAN and his son Claude MORGAN. Claude is said to have been born in Aberdeen, SD before 1884. Myron MORGAN was his father, his mothers name is unknown. Myron and Claude moved to Iowa living in or near Manning and Denison, Iowa.

BARNES, BYRNE, FAHEY, KAVANAUGH, VERDON posted by Ron Johnson on Friday, September 10, 1999

hello my name is Roland Thomas Johnson and I go by Ron. I am looking for Angela Marcela BARNES born 4-26-25 in Aberdeen South Dakota. Her parents were Clarence Anderson BARNES born 1891 in Tenn. or Ireland. Her mother's name was Clare FAHEY born 1899 in Dublin Ireland. Father of Clare FAHEY, Bernard FAHEY born Dublin Ireland 4-11-1861 died Aberdeen S.D. 1-14-1935. Grandfather John FAHEY born Ireland 1835; paternal grandmother Margaret KAVANAUGH born 1839 Dublin Ireland died 11-30-1933 in Aberdeen S.D. Grandfather Christopher VERDON born 1839 Dublin Ireland; maternal grandmother Mary BYRNE born Dublin Ireland.

DRAKE, JOHNSON, OSBORN, SMITH, THOMPSON posted by Debi on Saturday, September 18, 1999

SMITH, OSBORN: Looking for information on Fred E. SMITH and wife Rose (OSBORN) SMITH. Their children born in Brown County were: Ruth b: 1896, Gertrude Mae b: 12-8-1897, Gladys b:12-14-1898, married Morton JOHNSON, Ethel b: 1900, Flossie b: 11-4-1901, married Floyd DRAKE, Argetta b: 1910 and Harvey b: 1911, married Thena THOMPSON. Need to find parents or sibs and when and where they were born. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

VOLK posted by Maureen Gaspar on Sunday, September 19, 1999

Rose VOLK born 2/22/19 in Aberdeen, SD (Brown Co). Was one of 9 children-parents from Russia came to US when children. In 1941 family moved to Salem, Oregon. Any information would be apreciated.

GOODALE, NICHOLS posted by Joanne M. Gonsalves on Monday, September 27, 1999

GOODALE - looking for links to Phebe Elvira NICHOLS who m. George Washington GOODALE. Phebe d. 11 Oct. 1923 in Aberdeen, Brown County. The only link to the name that I have found is from a listing on the Brown Co. page for the 1916 Aberdeen Business Directory. There I found a reference to Goodales Pharmacy, 313 S. Main St. If anyone has any information about the GOODALEs who started this pharmacy I would love to hear from them. Thanks.

SCHNORR posted by Ruthie Anderson on Tuesday, October 5, 1999

Looking for missing SCHNORR family. They immigrated May 26, 1885 from Germany. Heinrich, Huldah and Heinrich SCHNORR left family back East and went to where? I found a Henry, Charlie and John SCHNORR in Federal Land Records in Brown Co., SD. from 1885 to 1890. Are they the missing SCHNORR family? Anyone researching SCHNORR, please contact me.

GREENLEAF, THARP posted by Susan Mayes on Thursday, October 7, 1999

I'm looking for information on Edgar Newton THARP who married Caroline Ellen GREENLEAF. I know that they lived in Claremont, SD, this is where their son Marvin THARP was born. Marvin was born in 1912.

PRESTON posted by Paul Schoaff on Saturday, October 16, 1999

PRESTON, Martin born in Shelby Co., OH ca 1845, named in father's will (Joseph PRESTON) 1882, resident of Aberdeen, SD. supposedly buried at Vincennes, ND, but I suspect actually Vincennes, Indiana. Looking for descendants and cousins.

NELSON, VANRIPER posted by Scott Blackwell on Saturday, October 16, 1999

Looking for any information on the VANRIPER and NELSON family prior to the Elwin VANRIPER and Margaret NELSON marrige in Groton SD.

SCOTT posted by Kim Farmer on Friday, October 22, 1999

I am looking for any information I can find on my great, great, great uncle Edgar T. SCOTT. He moved to Brown County, South Dakota sometime after 1879. He was born in Andersonville, Indiana to Thomas and Susannah SCOTT on March 6, 1853. He was a twin. I have found out that his wifes name was Lydia SCOTT. I also know he was named in his sister Laura's obituary in 1922. I am looking for anything at all about him.

HOLGERSDATTER, HOLGERSEN, HORPEDAHL, SKIBSRUD posted by Cathi Darby Stephens on Tuesday, October 26, 1999

Looking for descendants of Alfred SKIBSRUD and Olava "Olivie/Olive" Kristine HOLGERSDATTER. Olava was b. 1884 on the Nordvang portion of the Dal Nedre (Nerdal) farm in Mo, Rana, Nordland, Norway. She and three siblings came to the U.S., leaving six siblings in Norway. It appears that "Olivie" (HOLGERSDATTER) SKIBSRUD died in October 1972 and her last residence is listed as Aberdeen, Brown Co., SD. Her siblings in the U.S. were; Axel HOLGERSEN 1887-1960 Minnehaha, SD - Kristofie "Sophie" HOLGERSEN 1892-1991, married Lars HORPEDAHL in Day Co., SD in 1918 - and Alvin Gustav HOLGERSEN 1900-1986 [d. in NM, buried in MN] Other's with the surname of SKIBSRUD with connections to Aberdeen, Brown Co., SD are: Harold SKIBSRUD, 1920-1991, Howard SKIBSRUD, 1926-1992, Bert SKIBSRUD, 1928-1996. Were these possibly children of Alfred and Olava SKIBSRUD? One of their son's may have been a minister or "preacher" in the Aberdeen area.

WALDMAN posted by Pius D Waldman on Tuesday, October 26, 1999

Ancestors of Benedict WALDMAN and Martin WALDMAN arrived in Aberdeen around 1897. Knowledge of parents would help determine relationship to Kansas WALDMAN immigrants who came around 1904.

NELSON posted by L. Youcha on Wednesday, October 27, 1999

I am looking for any information on my grandmother Anna NELSON (born late 1895 or in 1896), who had my mother Anna Margaret (Marguerite?) NELSON, born December 24, 1917 in Aberdeen, Brown County, S.D., died February 4, 1983.

STRICKLAND posted by Verna Strickland on Thursday, October 28, 1999

Looking for Vernon STRICKLAND, he was listed, on the 1920 soundex for Groton, Brown Co., in South Dakota. Anything on him would be wonderful. Thank you for your time.



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