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July 2001 thru February 2002


MCBRIDE posted by Jane E. Beese on Monday, July 2, 2001

My GGgrandfather went to Brown Cty SD in 1883 to homestead. This was recorded in the "Early History of Brown County", Page 180. His name was Moses MCBRIDE and wife Olena, son Thomas J. MCBRIDE came with them to homestead also. I have tried to sort out the counties and the changes thru the years, but it is confusing. I am trying to find their parents. His in New York and hers from Norway. Thank you for any insights you can give me.

HARKENSON, VOSS posted by Pat DeVoss on Tuesday, October 30, 2001

Looking for info on William VOSS who lived near Westport SD in 1920. He was born in IA in 1881. He had a daughter named Glaydis, his wife was named Rosa. He had a brother, Henry VOSS born in 1871 in IA, married to Sophia HARKENSON in IA. Henry VOSS lived near Wetonka SD. Any information about these brothers or their descendants would be greatly appreciated.

RUSSELL, SWEITZER, SWITZER posted by Doug Srock on Sunday, November 11, 2001

C.M. SWITZER Aberdeen SD Circa 1890 First Name was Christian.
Father Daniel SWITZER, Mother Elisabeth Bridgett RUSSELL. SWITZER C.M. Born Indiana County PA.

CLOUGH, MORGAN, PAGE posted by Sharon Lawyer Bishop on Tuesday, November 20, 2001

I am attempting to locate my great grandparents. I found James N. CLOUGH's land records in Brown Co., S.D. issued 20 January 1885. I am attempting to find him with his wife, Anna Eliza PAGE CLOUGH. Annie was also married to a Newton MORGAN, but I do not know a time frame for that marriage. Thanks for any help you are able to give.

CARRIER posted by Viola Seward on Friday, November 23, 2001

CARRIER, Andre-Devern. Hello. Our CARRIER man who was in Brown County at time of WW1 was from Canada. Most CARRIERs were from Quebec. French and native american families intermarried is all we know for sure. Know the CARRIER man in Brown County,S.D. is said to be White. But there are no white CARRIER people to my knowledge. French, Yes!! Need any and all help with CARRIER name from Brown County, S.D. Thank you.

ANDERSON posted by Eyvonn Plumley on Sunday, November 25, 2001

ANDERSON in Brown County. Searching for any relatives of John (Jack) Charles ANDERSON b. ~1906 in Aberdeen, SD. Parents: Charles J. ANDERSON & Ida C. ANDERSON. Two different documents list John Charles ANDERSON as having the birth city Aberdeen but one document lists WA, the other SD. WA gave me deadends so I am trying SD. He married my mother in Billings, MT on Sept. 01, 1940. They had a daughter in 1941 and supposedly divorced in 1942. Anything familiar to anyone?

HUNT, MORIARTY posted by Maureen Johnson on Thursday, December 6, 2001

I am looking for information on William Joseph HUNT, who married Celia MORIARTY (daughter of Timothy MORIARTY) in what is now South Dakota...their first child was born in March, 1885 in Brown County...he was my grandfather. They had one more child born there before leaving, which would have been prior to March 1889. I found land records saying they W.J. HUNT and Timothy MORIARTY in Gem(?) Township. Please, any information would be so appreciated!

GIBBS posted by Colleen Gibbs on Sunday, December 16, 2001

I am looking for information about the GIBBS family that moved to the Groton area in the late 1880-1900's. In particular I am looking for information on Justin, Ivan, James, or Henry P. GIBBS. My husband is the great-great grandson of Henry through his son Charles the brother of Justin and Ivan. Any information would be much appreciated. Thank you.

HITCHCOCK posted by Rod Rindal on Monday, December 24, 2001

HITCHCOCK family - Looking for Information on Clarence and Maria HITCHCOCK family that lived near Aberdeen from at least 1893 to 1900. First four children are listed as being born near Aberdeen; Lester 10/22/1893, Ruth, Mark and Ralph.

DONOVAN, HICKEY, LATOURELLE posted by Judy Huber on Wednesday, December 26, 2001

I am looking for descendants of David Thomas DONOVAN and Stella Brilla LATOURELLE who lived in the Hecla area from 1906 until their deaths in the late 1940s. Where did Richard, Melissa and Robert go? I found Gladys "Irene" HICKEY in the Jamestown, ND, area. Call me at 605-285-6337.

CLUGEY posted by Earl Schenck on Sunday, January 13, 2002

I am loking for info on Charles and Minnie CLUGEY. They lived in the Westport area about 1905 to 1915.

JOHNSON, PETERSON posted by Connie Buckley on Thursday, January 24, 2002

Matilda JOHNSON was born in Frederick, Brown County in 1890 to Lewis JOHNSON and Ane PETERSON. Both of her parents are from Denmark. I am searching for more information on this family--other children, when they left the area, etc.

SCHORNACK posted by Reid Schornack on Friday, January 25, 2002

Requesting any information regarding my grandfather, John Francis SCHORNACK. Born 1890's, died 1960's, resided in Groton, SD.

WILLIAMS, YOUNG posted by Mark Young on Saturday, January 26, 2002

I am looking for any help on the YOUNG and WILLIAMS family's. Oliver YOUNG came with his brother Oscar Abraham and settled in Colombia Township. What happened after that? For the WILLIAMS, Jabez came in 1881. Does anybody have any information on him for the 22 years he is in Brown County?

BURCKHARD, MASTEL posted by Vel on Wednesday, February 6, 2002

MASTEL,BURCKHARD: Trying to find any info on John MASTEL and Annie BURCKHARD. Is there anyone who can do a lookup for a marriage on them for me? Possibly married about 1908. On John's social security application he put his parents were Robert MASTEL and Annie BURCKHARD. John was born in 1885 Hecla, Brown Co., S.D. Annie was born 1885 Russia. Who did John's mother Annie belong to?? Any help out there!! I would really appreciate it!

BERGQUIST, BORSNESS, NELSON posted by Leah Tourond on Monday, February 11, 2002

I am looking for information on the name BORSNESS. In the 1911 land records of Brown County the name Mrs. J.N. BORSNESS appears Since this does not seem to be a common name I am wondering if anyone in Brown County knows who Reverend E. S. BORSNESS was? He connects to my family tree through his wife Bonnie Lee, nee NELSON. Her father Leo NELSON was born Feb 27 1901 in Potter County South Dakota, and was the son of Albert NELSON and Emma BERGQUIST. My great grandfather was Emma's brother. Anyone with information on BORSNESS, NELSON or BERGQUIST please contact me, Thank you!

COBB posted by Margaret Wolf on Monday, February 18, 2002

I would like to obtain the name of the caretaker for the Riverside Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Aberdeen, SD. I am wishing to obtain information for the grave site of Carrie Axness COBB and her infant child. Thank you for your interest and help.

CHURCH, FINCH posted by Jonathan Stone on Wednesday, February 20, 2002

Hello, I am searching for info in Aberdeen, Brown Co., on Frank and Minnie (FINCH) CHURCH who were the parents of Frankie CHURCH, born in 1885. I would be interested in info on siblings, parents, etc.

SHILHANEK posted by Glenn Crellin on Sunday, February 24, 2002

I am looking for information about the SHILHANEK family which moved from Iowa to the area around Hecla, SD and Oakes, ND in the early 1900s. William, Joseph and Tillie are believed to have resided in the area for the remainder of their lives. Any information appreciated.

BULLACH, BULLOCK, MALSOM posted by James N. Hauck on Thursday, February 28, 2002

Am looking for 1900 and 1910 Census data for Brown County. Need to see who is listed for BULLOCK (BULLACH) and for MALSOM (Nikolas and Katherine). Both families lived in Aberdeen. Can you direct me to a resource where I might find this information? Would appreciate any help that you can provide. Thanks, Jim.



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