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March thru June 2001


MANION posted by Cynthia Salvador on Wednesday, March 7, 2001

Wondering if anyone has access to 1870 to 1910 censuses of Brown County, city unknown, regarding a Thomas MANION (1837-1923). He had 3 daughters and 2 sons, Edward and John. He was a farmer. His wife died several years before he did, which was in 1923 (in Ca., visiting daughter, Mrs. Thomas Flannery). I believe his one daughter married Thomas Flannery there. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you so very much. Cynthia

CARBINO, LANGELIER, LAYAW, LAYO, LEAO posted by Fay Calhoun on Tuesday, March 13, 2001

I am tracing my LAYO/LEAO/LANGELIER/LAYAW ancestors. From information received, there was an Ervin LAYO b/ 4 Feb 1880 (possibly Barnhart Island, Massena NY) who lived in Aberdeen South Dakota. He was the son of William LAYO and Julia Ann CARBINO.Ervin had several brothers and sisters as follows:Martha b/1860;Lucy b/1862;Mary J. b/1864;William b/1866;Clarissa/Clara b/1868;Ida/Della b/1870;Alice b/1872;Sidney b/1874**;Jennie/Jane b/1877;Walter b/1882;Anna Mae b/1888. Sidney who was born in 1874, also lived in South Dakota.I believe all of the children were born in St. Lawrence County, Massena NY. Any information will be most appreciated.

FYLPAA posted by Stephane Fylpaa on Friday, March 16, 2001

Hello; My father was born in Frederick SD 1919. I'm trying to find more information about my family. My dad's father owned a general merchandise store, was active in Real Estate and banking. Johan FYLPAA may be buried there abouts. My father was born at home, John FYLPAA his father, Arnold M FYLPAA was also born there. Can you suggest places to look. My great grandfather was an immigrant from Norway. I have no idea when or way he came to Frederick and went into business in this area. My grandfather Arnold remembered the rail road coming to twon as a boy. I'd be greatful if you could point me to any information about the area.

WEBB posted by Kenneth Clark Webb on Sunday, March 25, 2001

My Father, Harold Leslie WEBB b. 16 Mar.1916, His sisters Gladys Estelle WEBB b. 22 Jan. 1920 and Joyce Lorraine WEBB b. 25 Mar. 1924 and their father, Harold Clark WEBB b. 28 Sept. 1891, were all born in Aberdeen, Brown, Co, SD. If there is anyone with any information on other WEBBs from Aberdeen and South Dakota I would greatly appreciate it.

PHILBROOK, TITUS posted by David Driver on Friday, March 30, 2001

Looking for information on TITUS family from Brown County. I am grandson of Evelyn TITUS (PHILBROOK) and Ralph Edwin PHILBROOK.

HENEGAR, MEYERS posted by Darrell Wesley on Friday, March 30, 2001

Looking for family of Richard HENEGAR born October 15, 1908 in Aberdeen, Brown Co, South Dakota to Thomas HENEGAR and Marie MEYERS.

KEMNITZ, LIEBENSTEIN, RASCOPH, RASKOPH, SPRECKER posted by Shirley Liebenstein-Henning on Monday, April 2, 2001

Seeking info on William KEMNITZ and wife Louisa LIEBENSTEIN KEMNITZ originally from Fond du Lac WI, who settled in Brown Co. SD. William possibly a brother to Ferdinand KEMNITZ. Children were Ed (stayed in WI), Elmer, Chester, Cora (SPRECKER), and Alvina. Any information would be appreciated. Also, seeking info on Louisa's sister Kate LIEBENSTEIN RASCOPH / RASKOPH also in Brown Co., Aberdeen area.

RODGERS, STANGE posted by Ronnell (Stange) Epperley on Tuesday, April 3, 2001

Looking for information on the Samuel Frederick STANGE family of Brown Co., SD. His wife's name Ida Helen, sons born in s.d.: Emile, Frederick and Bernhard. A sister of samuel is Elisabeth, she married unknown RODGERS. They lived and died in SD. Any information would be greatly appreciated!

BROCKMILLER, KNIE, LIEBENSTEIN, MERTON, RAHSKOPF posted by Shirley Liebenstein-Henning on Tuesday, April 3, 2001

Seeking info on the Lewis and Catherine (LIEBENSTEIN) RAHSKOPF family, originally from Batavia, WI, who settled in Brown Co., SD in 1881. Children were Lydia (E.M. MERTON), George W., Sarah E. (Rev. F.H. BROCKMILLER), John L. (Minnie KNIE), and Noah P. Any info on these people or descendents would be appreciated.

FENNER, HABECK, HUMMEL, JOOS, PRETZER, SCHWANDT posted by Loretta Morris on Wednesday, April 4, 2001

I am searching for info on SCHWANDT. My G-G- grandpa was Ferdinand SCHWANDT who came to the Aberdeen area in the late 1800's. He had several children. Louis, Frank, Otto, Augusta FENNER, Anna JOOS, Ida HABECK and Louise HUMMEL. JOOS, HABECK and HUMMEL lived and died in ND.His son Herman (my g-grandpa) lived in the Mina and Aberdeen area. He married Louise PRETZER and had children Johanna, Otto, George,Victor and Eleanor (known as Toots).

ADLER, PRETZER, VOGLSANG posted by Loretta Morris on Wednesday, April 4, 2001

I am searching for info on PRETZER. My G-G grandpa was August PRETZER. He lived in Big Stone. He had a son August who moved to Velva ND area. His daughter Helene married John ADLER from Milbank.Daughter Bertha married a VOGLSANG. She died young and he re-married.His son Herman was a well known business man in Aberdeen.

ROBBINS, ROUTIER posted by Michele Robbins on Friday, April 13, 2001

Seeking descendants of Hattie ROBBINS ROUTIER living in Brown Co at turn of century. Two known children: Frances Anna b 3-25-1885 and Luella b 8-21-1889. Also seeking descendants of Hattie's brother, Clarence ROBBINS. living in Aberdeen in early 1900's. For inclusion in Family genealogy.

LUCE posted by Patrick Sullivan on Friday, April 27, 2001

Looking for descendants of J.C. LUCE with Groton, Brown County, listed as address in late 1890-1910.

ROGERS, WOOD posted by Kathy Sadler Miklovich on Sunday, April 29, 2001

I am trying to find descendants of former Brown County residents. The last known year of residency was the time of the 1900 census. Looking for: George Dexter WOOD, born 1830, living in Claremont in 1900 with his son George "Emmons" WOOD. George D. WOOD's wife Anna H. ROGERS WOOD died in Huffton in 1890-1892. Another son, William "Horace" WOOD lived in the area as well before moving away. He died in Oregon in 1933. Any help in determining where this family went would be greatly appreciated.

ELLIS, WALKER posted by Roxanne Steier on Thursday, May 10, 2001

We are looking for Jasper ELLIS of Brown County. He died in Hot Springs, SD at the VA hospital in 1926. He is buried at Westport cemetary near Aberdeen. He married Clara Elsie WALKER. Any info would be highly appreciated.

KERVIN, STENSON, THOMPSON posted by Tammy Morgan on Wednesday, May 23, 2001

I am looking for information on Jessie (Anna) THOMPSON. I do not know where she was born or even when she died. I think she was born around 1890. She had two children, Edna Mary KERVIN and Anne Thompson KERVIN. They were born on 20 Jun 1912 and 27 Feb 1914, respectively, in Aberdeen, South Dakota. She married Edward James KERVIN. I'm going to assume between 1910-1912. She died before 18 Aug 1920, because Edward James KERVIN remarried on 18 Aug 1920 to Ann (n) STENSON in Aberdeen, S. Dakota because his first wife had died. Any information would be appreciated.

BRAATZ, CARTER, KENOYER, PURDY, WILLIAMS posted by Stacie Short on Thursday, June 7, 2001

I am looking for information on the PURDY or WILLIAMS families that lived in Newark area in the early 1900's. I am fairly certain that Gail Francile PURDY and her daughter Francile Louise CARTER are still living, but I have been unable to locate them. Following is the information that I have, any that you could provide would be most appreciated! Lura Olive WILLIAMS Born 1 Nov 1891 Sargent County, North Dakota Died 18 Dec 1918 Newark, Marshall County, South Dakota Notes: - Lura Olive was one of 10 children born to Sarah Jane KENOYER and Samuel Edward WILLIAMS. - She passed away from the Spanish Influenza shortly after giving birth to an infant daughter. - Lura Olive married Howard Newell PURDY (Born 14 Oct 1891 Amherst, Marshall County. South Dakota - Died 9 Apr 1945 Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota) Two Children: 1. Gail Francile PURDY (Lura Olive WILLIAMS - Howard Newell PURDY) Born 16 Feb 1915 - Living - Married Lewis CARTER - One Child: 1A. Francile Louise CARTER (Gail Francile PURDY - Louis/Lewis CARTER) Born: 29 Nov 1937 Los Angeles, CA - Living 2. Vernie Minnie PURDY (Born: 3 Dec 1918 - Living Newark, Marshall County, South Dakota) who adopted by Fred & Anna BRAATZ, upon surviving the Spanish Influenza, the adoption was made final in August 1919.

JOHNSON, LORENS, PETERSON posted by Joanne Peterson on Sunday, June 17, 2001

Brown County -- Louis J. JOHNSON (1855- 19917) Looking for descendants of Louis JOHNSON, son of Lorents JOHNSON (1821- 1911) and Johanna Catharina (1820-1896). We understand Lorents came to Minnesota from Sweden with 2 children in 1853 and homesteaded on a farm south of Center City, Chisago County and that Lorents was one of the 12 'founders' of the big Swedish Lutheran Church at Center City. His first son Louis J. JOHNSON (one of the few who kept the JOHNSON name) homesteaded in Groton, S.D. and had 9 children. Our PETERSON family has an undated letter from Elsie (who??) who said she had been in touch with a granddaughter of Louis and that there were many in this branch of the LORENS family in South Dakota. Louis's oldest sister (Emma) was married my husband's great grandfather. Would love to find someone in this family to help us understand some of the old letters and pictures from the early 1900's!

BAKER, BASHORE posted by Mary E. Krieg on Tuesday, June 26, 2001

BASHORE, BAKER Looking for information on Lydia BAKER BASHORE, wife of Samuel BASHORE who died and was burried in Helca SD in 1918. Lydis was born in OH and lived in IN for a time. I would like to know what cemetary she is burried in. Samuel farmed in the area until her death.

DAVIES posted by davies on Thursday, June 28, 2001

Looking for any information regarding John DAVIES, emigrated to USA approx. 1880, and established a farm near Aberdeen,SD.

KELLEY, KELLY posted by Joe B. Kelly on Saturday, June 30, 2001

I am seeking the direct ancestry and any descendant/family info for Orrin F. KELLY/KELLEY. He was b. ca. 1833 in Delaware Co., N.Y. He was on the 1860 census for Town of West Point, Stephenson Co., ILL. He was living in Oneota Twp., Brown Co., SD. in 1883 in Section 7.



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