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March thru July 2002


TORSCHER posted by Tom Dorsher on Thursday, March 7, 2002

Looking for the TORSCHER families that settled in the Aberdeen area from 1900 on. I am particularly looking for the Johann TORSCHER family that arrived in Nov of 1908. Thank You.

NARREGANG, NARRGANG posted by Marine Damvelt on Saturday, March 9, 2002

Seeking information on the surname NARREGANG my 6th generation grandfather Abraham had a son Lynford NARREGANG. A Lynford and Spencer NARRGANG and several other NARREGANGs are listed in Brown County Atlas. Also I have found that there is a NARREGANG Insurance Agency in Aberdeen. Any connection????

BOOM posted by Diane Richey on Wednesday, March 13, 2002

Rev. Charles D. BOOM & family were in Frederick in the mid to late 1880s. He was pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church. While in Brown Co. a son, Ray BOOM, 14 yr. old, died. This comes from a newspaper in MN dated 2/23/1887. Do you have access to resources that can tell me when, where & why Ray died & where he is buried?

LARSON, TURNQUIST posted by Tina Knight on Tuesday, April 2, 2002

I am interested in finding more information about the life and times in the community which my GG Granparents lived, they where John TURNQUIST and Minnie LARSON TURNQUIST from Allison or Frederick South Dakota Brown County , around 1875-1900.

LARSON, TURNQUIST posted by Tina Knight on Tuesday, April 2, 2002

I am trying to find as much information as I can on my GG Grandparent John TURNQUIST and his wife Minnie LARSON TURNQUIST. They lived I believe in Allison Township Brown County. I know John owned land. His Children were all born in Frederick. Wife Minnie died 1898-99, I can not find where she is buried. Can you help me with any of these questions?

HARRIS posted by Kathleen Anderson on Monday, April 8, 2002

Researching Helen Lorna HARRIS living in Aberdeen, Brown County 1910 to 1920. Active in local Methodist Church. Searching for connection to other HARRIS families in Aberdeen.

BARNARD posted by Al Barnard on Monday, April 15, 2002

Looking for any information on Horace BARNARD in Frederick, S.D. around 1890-1910.

DRUM posted by Sherron Logan on Tuesday, April 16, 2002

I'm looking for any information about the DRUM family (George, William, James, Libby) who lived in the area of Frederick S.D. 1880-1910.

MITCHELL posted by Bruce Mitchell on Tuesday, April 16, 2002

Information wanted on Louis MITCHELL, wife Louise both deceased. Lived in or near Aberdeen, Louis worked for the railroad.

CARNINE posted by John Waite on Thursday, April 18, 2002

Looking for information on Newton Edgar CARNINE. I have him in Brown County in 1900.

CRARY, HALE posted by Eileen Arndt on Thursday, April 18, 2002

Seek exchange of genealogical data with descendents of Flora B. CRARY HALE ; Known children Edwin J. HALE born 1887 WI and Zola probably born about 1889 also WI. This family reportedly moved to Brown County SD. Thank you.

MITCHELL posted by Bruce Mitchell on Friday, April 19, 2002

Looking for any information about Louis MITCHELL who lived with his wife Louise in Aberdeen, SD, Brown Co. Louis was a railroad worker. Both are deceased. Louis was a nephew of John MITCHELL, Milwaukee, WI who was my grandfather.

WALD posted by Diana Yeado on Monday, April 22, 2002

Hi, looking for descendants of H. C. WALD of Warner, S.D. He had some connection with Walhalla, N.D. and I am trying to fill in some blanks. I think he would have visited Walhalla possibly in the 1900-1920 era. thanks for any info on H.C. or decendants.

OLSEN, RUUD posted by Jennifer Keller on Monday, April 22, 2002

I am looking for any information about my ancestors RUUD and OLSEN. They lived in the Fredrick area in the late 1800's to mid 1950's. Oscar RUUD was a blacksmith from the information I have found. Please let me know if you have any information.

DANIELS, HOIKKALA, KOIVUPALO posted by Andrea Ware on Wednesday, April 24, 2002

I am looking for information or relatives of Carl (Charles) Jacob DANIELS & Kaisa Greta KOIVUPALO. He was from Sweden, she from Finland. They settled in Hecla. Also, looking for info or relatives of Emma & August HOIKKALA from Finland. Emma married one of the DANIELS children, lived & died in Hecla area.

KOSKELA, SIIRTOLA posted by William Weed on Sunday, May 5, 2002

Reseaching KOSKELA. I am descended from Jacob KOSKELA, who changed his name to SIIRTOLA sometime after immigrating in 1891. His wife Maria Liisa KOSKELA and children came to meet him in Hecla in 1900. His older brothers and families, Niilo Aleksander KOSKELA (1886) and David KOSKELA (1887) may have lived in Helca also. Thank you.

MANSIER, MANSIR posted by Jim Colebank on Thursday, May 30, 2002

MANSIER, MANSIR Looking for Evelyn MANSIER who lived at 602 South 2nd Street, Aberdeen, South Dakota, in January 1944. Husband was James Richard (Dick) MANSIER. She may have remarried and be listed under another name. Thanks in advance. I'm at a dead end, all I have is one letter postmarked 1944.

BERG posted by Ingjerd van Bruggen on Wednesday, June 12, 2002

Hi! I am looking for information regarding a Tolef BERG who lived in Westport. He was born in Norway 1857, and died in Westport in 1922. I found him in the database for the Westport cemetery. I assume that he was unmarried, as no other Bergs are buried with him, but any information that I can get about this person would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! Best regards Ingjerd :- )

TOOKER, WALWORTH posted by B. King/Walworth on Friday, June 28, 2002

Am looking for my greatgrandmother Lula TOOKER, born Aberdeen, Brown Co. SD father Halsey? TOOKER. Married a WALWORTH settled in WA state early 1900's. If this sounds familiar please email me.

AWE, BUHR, LANGE posted by James Brown on Tuesday, July 2, 2002

Looking for AWE line. John Carl AWE was born in Paulina, IA on Aug 25, 1895 of John AWE and Martha LANGE. His next appearence as I can find him is Brown Co., SD in 1917 where he registers for the draft. He is married Sep 17, 1919 to Pauline BUHR. By Nov 1936 he is living and working in Hammond, Lake Co., IN

BENGTSSON posted by Lyra Johnson on Tuesday, July 9, 2002

I am searching for the descendents of my great grandmother's sister, Hanna (b. 23 April 1852 in Levershult, Blekinge, Sweden), who married Carl BENGTSSON and I believed lived near Hecla, S.D. I have some photos of this family.

REEVES posted by Anne Austin on Saturday, July 20, 2002

Stephen H. REEVES, Brown County SD. Any information re: him would be very much appreciated. He originally came from Maine, born 1831 and died in Superior Minnesota 1911.

KINNA, NEER posted by JoAnn Hathaway on Tuesday, July 23, 2002

I am looking for information on Jacob KINNA. He was in Brown County in 1890. His daughter Eliabeth was married in Brown County in the 1890's. I beleve he was shot to death in Brown County about this same time. The daughter married James R. NEER.

CADY, REYNOLDS posted by Sharon Malvoso on Monday, July 29, 2002

I am researching the family of Mamie REYNOLDS CADY who lived in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Her father was Milton REYNOLDS.



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