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August thru November 2000


KLEIN posted by James Klein on Sunday, August 13, 2000

Reuben KLEIN was drafted into the U.S. Army in Aberdeen, SD (Brown County) for World War I service. Reuben fought in France with the 361st Infantry, but we are having trouble finding official record of his service. (He was not killed.) Does Aberdeen have any resources on its veterans?

CROWELL, SALLEE posted by Judy on Thursday, August 17, 2000

Looking for information about Wilber and Rubie (SALLEE) CROWELL. Children were Wesley and Eleanor. Were living in Brown County near Aberdeen about 1918. Any information would be appreciated.

BIRKLOZ, DOYLE posted by Marcia on Monday, August 21, 2000

Looking for parents of Lorraine Alva BIRKLOZ born 20 May 1920 in Aberdeen, Brown, SD She married Loren Charles DOYLE, possibly also in Aberdeen. Thank you

KRUEGER, THEBY posted by Roger Nichols on Tuesday, August 22, 2000

Looking for definite information about the children of Paul KRUEGER and Anna Maria THEBY known to have been living in Hanson Twp., Brown Co., SD at the time of the 1900 census. Believe the children born in Wisconsin to be Gottlieb (c. 1865), August (c. 1868), Anna (c. 1869), and William (Sep 1878). A child born in South Dakota was Johanna (2 July 1885). Possibly other children.

PALMER posted by Sandi Whitty Palmer on Thursday, August 24, 2000

Homer W. PALMER, born Aug. 17, 1890. Died Mar. 31, 1917 in Sioux City, Ia. Supposedly came from SD. In the book "Early History of Brown County, SD" a Homer W. PALMER is listed on page 111. Does anyone have any info on this man or where I can get the info listed on PALMER in the book?

WILBER posted by Linda Yarbrough on Wednesday, August 30, 2000

Looking for information on the WILBER family of Brown County. They lived in Bath and Aberdeen. They came from Michigan around 1880. My ggrandfather was named Ira, his wife Melissa (sp?). My grandfather was John T WILBER.

BAKER, HIBNER, KENNEDY, WILLSEY posted by Linda Partee on Wednesday, August 30, 2000

Am seeking info. re: gggradparents who all lived at one time in Brown Co., SD--either Claremont or Huffton: Roderick KENNEDY (c. 1870s), Richard BAKER & Charlotte Catt BAKER (c. 1850s), William HIBNER (c. 1870s), & Lewis WILLSEY (c. 1850s). Any leads will be greatly appreciated.


Anders (Andrew) HANSON, born January 9, 1860, Lovestad, Skane, Sweden; died January 19, 1917 at Hospital in Aberdeen, South Daktoa from operation; married Rebecca (Rebecka) BANG JOHNSON February 1, 1899. Lived 5 miles from Claremont, South Dakota where family farm is still located (1 1/2 miles into Marshall County). His parents were Hans BENGTSSON and Bolla JOHANSDOTTER; siblings were Pehr, Anna, Johan, Karna, and Nils. Rebecca's parents were Johan Reinhold Andersson BANG and Lovisa JOHANNISDOTTER; her siblings were Sara Mathilda, Karl Johan Robert, Anders Fridolf, Sigrid Augusta, and Hjalmar Gunnar. Rebecca was born in Dadesjo Parish near Aseda, Sweden January 14, 1877. She immigrated to USA May 17, 1892. Andrew and Rebecca's children were Carl Nobel, baby Gladys, Hilmer Glendon, Chester Waldemore, Addie Gladys (MOERKE, Britton, S.D.), Ruth Alvida (Aberdeen, S.D.), and George Leonard. Would like to have any information about Andrew, his parents and/or siblings; Rebecca, her parents, and/or siblings or any other relatives.

JENSEN, ROSE, SHERMAN, TIMM posted by Kathy on Sunday, September 10, 2000

ROSE, JENSEN, SHERMAN, TIMM. Looking for info on Fredrich ROSE born est 1776-1810, married unknown. Child Alexander August Carl ROSE. Family married into JENSEN family of Brown County, South Dakota. Any info appreciated.

NEER, REHLING, SIEMAN, VANDOVER posted by G. Rehling on Friday, September 15, 2000

Looking for information of William (Will) SIEMAN and wife Lottie REHLING of Westport.They are mentioned in Westport S.Dakota History 1880-1989 with the SIEMAN family etc. Lottie is my great aunt. Westport S.Dakota History 1880-1989 Lucille REHLING Westport in 7th & 8th grade school picture Sept.20,1922 Martha REHLING Westport grade school about 1925 daughters of my great uncle Charles H. REHLING wife Katherine?. Other REHLING children also mentioned may also be related. William (Will) NEER is mentioned in Early History of Brown Co.,S.Dakota is wife Nellie REHLING is my great aunt. Believe the (author) of Westport S. Dakota History 1880-1989 Amy SIEMAN VAN DOVER is related to William SIEMAN Any information would be greatly appreciated.

ROBERTS posted by C.F. Roberts on Monday, September 18, 2000

Searching for Brown County ROBERTS Family history data, photos, etc, during period 0f 1850 to current time frame. Locations, Fort Sisseton, Ordway, Bath, Plana, Columbia, Aberdeen ?? Ancestors were: Robert ROBERTS (grandfather),Margret Ellen ROBERTS (grandmother), Gordon ROBERTS (my Father), Lloyd ROBERTS (uncle), Walter ROBERTS (uncle), Robert ROBERTS Jr (uncle), Danial ROBERTS (uncle), Ella ROBERTS (Aunt), Margaret ROBERTS (aunt).

DUIT, KRUEGER posted by Margie Vierra on Wednesday, September 20, 2000

I am searching for the families: Carl A. DUIT, wife Anna, children: Harris, Emma, Amelia?. They lived in Rondell Township on the 1910 & 1920 census. They were related to the Charles W. KRUEGER family.

CONNOR posted by Sherry Nelson on Saturday, September 30, 2000

I am looking for Albert and Maude CONNOR they were supposed to have lived and died in Aberdeen SD. I need birthdates and parents dod. I know one son John Dee CONNOR and daughter Florence.

NEUHAUSER, VOIGHT posted by Betseylee Browning on Sunday, October 1, 2000

looking for Walter C. VOIGHT and his wife Ellen M. "Ella". Walter ran a pharmacist drug in Aberdeen in 1920. They had a child named Jean. Walter was born Mar 1888 in SD. to Ferdinand VOIGHT and Emma Rebecca NEUHAUSER and Ella was born about 1888. I am willing to share all the information I have.

BIRKHOLZ, FITCH, KIRK posted by Marcia Staunton on Thursday, October 19, 2000

Charles Pardee FITCH was living in Brown Co. SD by 1885 as that is when he bought or acquired land according to BLM. Where did he come from? Parents? Married to Isabelle KIRK, when? where? Her family? Children: Nellie Mae; Ella Maude; Thermon Truman; Sarah Ann. Sarah Ann married in Brown Co. to Arnold A. R. BIRKHOLZ 13 Mar 1918. Any help is appreicated.

BUTT, MARGERUM posted by Edward Margerum on Wednesday, November 8, 2000

I am hunting for descendants of Rev. J. (Jacob) Scott BUTT of Groton SD and his wife, Katie (Catherine) Joline MARGERUM, of Princeton NJ, who married in 1890 and had at least one son, Samuel McClellan BUTT, b Brown County in 1894. In return I can supply Katie's MARGERUM line back to 1682 and give info on Katie's father, John Henry Simmons MARGERUM, who was somewhat of a local hero in NJ at the beginning of the Civil War.

HARR, HOAR, SCHOPPE posted by Debbie Champion on Saturday, November 11, 2000

I would very much like to correspond with anyone researching the SCHOPPE surname. My grandmother was Helen Dorothy Olive Schoppe, who married Frank Carver HARR/HOAR in 1903. Helen was born on April 28, 1885 in Ferney, Brown County, South Dakota and died December 2, 1962 in Yuma County, Colorado. Please contact me, if you are researching either of these surnames. Thanks!

SMITH posted by Melody Smith on Monday, November 20, 2000

Looking for information on William Jasper SMITH b.1858 WI, d.1938 in Frederick, Brown, SD. Or any of his children - David, Adolph, Mary, Ole, William J., Roy, Lena, Turena or Helen.

FULTON, HULBERT posted by Melody Smith on Monday, November 20, 2000

Looking for information on Clarence Horatio FULTON b.1851 in Vermont d. 1922 in Forbes. Owned land in and near Brown County. First wife was Alice Rogene HULBERT.

FLAKOLL, FLATEKVAL posted by Melody Smith on Monday, November 20, 2000

Looking for information on Knute FLATEKVAL (1825-1896) (name changed to FLAKOLL). Several of the daughters married and died in Brown County.

MUEHL, OERTLI posted by Jan on Tuesday, November 21, 2000

Will exchange information on OERTLI family. Arnold OERTLI b. 31 Aug 1853; Switzerland. married Christina MUEHL. Children Edna (1886), Ira (1889), Ena (1892), John (1893), Roy (1894), Ralph (1897), Jane, Ann. He is listed in 1905 Atlas in Ordway township.

KLECKNER posted by H.A. Kipp Kippenhan, Jr. on Wednesday, November 22, 2000

I'm interested in obtaining any info I can about the death of an individual named Levi C. KLECKNER. He was an employee of the Chicago and Northwestern RR, and was in Groton, SD working with a group of men to get a derailed car back on the tracks. A cable snapped and hit Levi in the head and killed him instantly. The date of the accident was Aug. 02, 1908.

HUMPHREY, SMITH posted by Angela Cosby on Wednesday, November 29, 2000

Seeking the parents of Ervin Ira HUMPHREY, born November 18, 1883 Brown County, SD. He was raised by his uncle James Irvin HUMPHREY and his wife Susan Estella SMITH. Erv married Susan's neice Susan Evelina SMITH. I believe they operated a store in Aberdeen before moving to California in the early 1900s.



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