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JACKSON Mar 26, 1998
Don Jackson firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for any information on LOUIS JACKSON. The only information I have at this time is that he was married in Dunn County on July 17, 1897. Any information would be most helpful. Thank You. Don
EATON 24 March 1998
Levi and Kaziah (Smith) Eaton, both born c.1800, in New York State, were residents of Ontario and Genesee Cos. NY thru the 1820s; Wayne Co., Mich. from 1834 to 1851; Fayette Co., Iowa until about 1969, when they moved to Weston, Dunn Co., Wisc, where Levi died, c.1875. Children were Delos W., who had a family, lived, and died in Downsville; Polly, who married Charley Dean probably in Michigan but joined the exodus to Iowa and Wisconsin; Susan who married William Stufflet or Stoflet, who married in Mich., but were most likely in Wisconsin in 1870's; John C., Weston Town Assessor in 1870s, with his 3rd wife, Harriet Bishop moved to Washington and Oregon Territories, about 1880 (he died in Pasco, Washington, c. 1909); Johns widow and children lived on near Lake Couer DAlene, Idaho; Laura (of Levi and Kaziah) stayed on in Weston and Eau Galle with her husband, Charles H. Scott. Kaziah was still alive in Weston, in 1885; I am interested in locating her final resting place and learning something of the later lives of her daughters and their families. I also need to learn the parentage of Levi and Kaziah. LaVerna, Mrs. Cyrus Stratton, of Weston, was the daughter of Delos. Ken Tinkham - email@example.com
CURRAN/MCDONALD 18 Mar 1998
Clara CURRAN's mother was Susan MCDONALD related to Tom and Ben MCDONALD who farmed across the road from each other in the early 1900s. I think Susan may have been born in the area near Downsville. Can anyone confirm this? Does anyone have any connection to the CURRAN family? Thanks, Gary Donaldson
HARRINGTON 10 Mar 1998
I am searching for information on my grandmother and her family. Grandmother Marie Harrington born Monomonie 1878-1882, Father may have been James or John Harrington. Family was Catholic. May be in church records.
Marie married Fred Park in North Dakota about 1904. Died Bowbells, ND June 2, 1912. Buried Catholic Cemetery, Bowbells, ND. Any help or suggestions as to how to search would be greatly appreciated. With best regards, Don Van Arnam firstname.lastname@example.org
BROWN 8 Mar 1998 - Sharon Gunderson -
Looking for descendants of Alexander (1826 - 1910) and Sarah BROWN (1827 - 1910). Their children were: George, Giles, two daughters; Mrs. Henry Skinner and Mrs. Martin Franzwa.
MILLER (MUELLER) 5 Mar 1998 Bob
Looking for information on Rudolph and Genevieve MILLER(MUELLER) who originally were from Austria. Genevieve had 4 daugthers by her 1st Marriage; Motzi. She and Rudolph and 4 chidlren also. They lived in the town/township of Amy. Amy from what I'm told is past Elk Lake if one were coming from Eau Claire. Many years ago I, 40 or so, I met a son Pete Miller. Also met a daugther Frances who married Lewis Schimmel. What like any information on Rudolph and Geneveive Miller. Geneveive was my gr.gr.grandmother.
DRAKE 2 Mar 1998,
I am looking for the date and place of death for Edwin Harvey Drake, b. 16 Jul 1841 in Massachusetts. He resided in Eau Galle and was married to Myrtie Mack of Michigan. Both lived in Eau Galle were they raised there family. Alson E. Drake, b. 16 Jul 1869 in Eau Galle and Earl E. Drake b. abt 1872. email@example.com
FOWLER, LITTLEFIELD 3/1/98 Kim Davis KimDav4197@aol.com
I'm looking for information on Bartholomew FOWLER and his wife Lydia LITTLEFIELD. He was born in Maine, abt. 1820. In Maine he married a woman named Lydia LITTLEFIELD. They later lived, with their children, in Dunn County, Wisconsin. I know that they had one daughter named Lydia, and one son (name unknown). I would also like any information on this unknown brother. He married and lived in Dunn County in the 1860's and was employed at "Gilberts mill". At one time, the father, Bartholomew FOWLER, owned and operated something called the "Stage Station" in Waneka, Dunn County. I figure the "Stage Station" is where the stage coach would pull in to drop of passengers, rest horses and passengers, but thats just a guess on my part. Please email me if you can help me with the family history information on both the FOWLER & LITTLEFIELD family. Thank you, Kim
BEYER SETTLEMENT Feb. 28, 1998,
Bob Mittelstadt, firstname.lastname@example.org
I have records of marriages and births in Dunn County for the MITTELSTADT family which list the location of the events as the BEYER SETTLEMENT, in Red Cedar Township. The spelling of the name may be in question - it could have been BERGER Settlement, or similar. Would be interested in knowing the history of that settlement, and of course, the Mittelstadts who seemed to have lived there. I thank you now and later, when information arrives.
Fox Lake, Dodge County, Wisconsin -- Researching the surname Mittelstadt anywhere, anytime, any spelling!
GROVER 27 February
1998 Garry Grover <email@example.com>
Alexander GROVER, born 7 September 1833 N,B. died 1884 Menomonie or Red Cedar. Looking for any information on him,his wife and children. He was the son of Stephen Grover who died in Menomonie or Red Cedar 15 July 1871.
FOSTER 23 Feb 1998
I am looking for a Robert M. FOSTER, who supposedly resided in Lucas, Dunn County, WI and died in 1900. That is all I know about this person. Can you help? Nancy Cate - Bristol, NH
MELROSE/NELSON 17 Feb 1998 Kay Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking for information regarding MARGARET MELROSE who was married to JOHN H. SILVERNAIL in Dunn Co, WI -- possibly in 1877. MARGARET MELROSE lived in Pepin Co, WI in 1860. Her parents were JOHN MELROSE and JANE NELSON. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
HISSONG 14 Feb 1998 Wayne Bracken
Does anyone have access to Dunn County obits? I need John Hissong who died March 13, 1905. The place shown on the death certificate is "Menominie Town" so I assume that is in the city of Menominie. Wayne
Feb. 8, 1998, Brian Dahms, Rocker34@aol.com
I am trying to find records for this church. This name was used in 1912 when my great grandfather, Frank DAHMS, was buried by Pastor Phillip Schneider of this church. Frank is buried in the Iron Creek Cemetary. The church named might have changed to German Methodist Evangelical Church and / or Trinity United Methodist Church. Church was located in or near the Town of Spring Brook. Does anyone know who may be maintaining the old church records? Thank You!
BJORNSON 5 Feb 1998
Researching my following ancestors: Bjorn (Ben) Bjornson, b. 1848 in Valders, Norway. He was married in 1877 in Chippewa county and died 21-02-1926 in Colfax. His wife, Albertine M. Olsen Bjornson, died 19-10-1925 in Colfax. Martin M. Iverson, married 24-06-1914 in Colfax, Alba Belinda Bjornson. With like to exchange info with anyone working on these line. I have the book "History of Dunn County 1925" and will be happy to check for names. Diane Parrish email@example.com
HISSONG/DIEDRICH 2/5/98 Wayne Bracken firstname.lastname@example.org
HISSONG, John age 73 and his grandson, DIEDRICH, Charley, age 20 were in Menomonie Town census of 1900 (Soundex). Believe Charley's mother may have been Catherine HISSONG DIEDRICH. They moved from Fulton Co., IN. Among other things, would like to see details of census record.
LUND 4 Feb. 1998
Looking for Berith Marie LUND; lived in Menomonie beginning in 1876. Daughter of Ole and Ingeborg Larson Lund; sister of Rev. Lars Lund who was pastor of a Norwegian Lutheran church in Menomonie. Who did she marry? Did she die in Dunn Co.? She did die before 1892 according to her parents obits. Would appreciate any info. Joyce from the state of Washington.
PARKHURST 4 February 1998 Peggy Carpenter email@example.com
I am looking for any information on a David PARKHURST who may have rejoined his family from his first marriage in Louisville near Menomonie. He went there to live in 1875 and probably died there. He may have had relatives there that had changed the PARKHURST name to something like PARK or PARKER. David was born ca 1800. I have a lot of descendant information available from his second marriage. His second marriage to Rosina KAISER produced three children, David, Jr., Elizabeth (HOFMEISTER), and Marie (TURNER). This family remained in Plum City, Pierce County, after David, Sr. left for Louisville.
Seeking someone in Dunn County who might be willing to research newspaper obits and/or telephone and business directories for one family that lived in Menomonie and Downsville (ZIP 54751) circa 1960s-1990s, but left no one there still carrying the family surname? Any suggestions will be appreciated. Please contact: Rick Albright, Merced, CA firstname.lastname@example.org
BAILEY 26 Jan 1998
Seeking information on two men who enlisted in Civil War from Dunn County, Wisconsin. One is Jonathan Bailey who died in Helena, Arkansas on August 24, 1863. The other is William Bailey who died in Andersonville, Georgia on August 13, 1864. I checked through the units that are listed on the Wisconsin home page, but they weren't in them. Would welcome any information about their families. Thanks, Vivian Bailey
GREEN/MATSON 22 Jan 1998, Rick Albright, email@example.com
Seek to exchange info on Frank (1917-1982) and Ella GREEN (1908-1990), residents of Downsville, Dunn Co., WI at the time of their deaths. Ella is presumed to be the daughter of Mrs. Amanda (CARLSON) MATSON, a native of Sweden whose family settled in Chicago. Social Security says Ella died a Wisconsin resident but state has no death record for her! Any help appreciated.
SEEVER/JONES 7 Jan 1998
I am looking for information on John Seever or Carrie Jones from Sand Creek/Colfax, Wisconsin, Dunn County. Any help would be appreciated. Mary S.
HARMON/ANDRUS 4 Jan 1998 Donaldjthompson@worldnet.att.net
I am trying to trace my family tree and have a starting point of my great grandfather, Jesse Harmon. Jesse had three sons, William Samuel, Isaac and Orson. William S. married Luvy Andrus who had two sisters, Laura and Viola, a brother Regonal and an adopted brother Edwin. William S. and Luvy A. left Monomonie around 1910 with their seven children, settled in Eastern Washington State. Do you have any information concerning these people? Would appreciate any help you can give me." I appreciate hearing from you, I hope that records of my family can be located. Current living relatives are getting into the advanced category, and I hope to be able to get started finding the old ones while are still with us. Thank you very much.
Donald J. Thompson
E. 3124 Fort Sumter Lane
Mead, WWa 99021
MASSEE 2 Jan 1998
My name is Mardella Stimac from Spokane, WA. My great grandparents live in Dunn county, Menomonie. There name was Herbert Stuart Massee and Rosabelle Waldron Massee. Was there a large group of Massee's in that area? What do you know about this name? Thank you My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
LUCAS CHURCH/CEMETERY 12 Dec 1997 L F
Both of my grandparents obituaries, published in the Dunn County News, stated that the burial was at the Lucas church and cemetery. I assume that it is/was located in the town of Lucas, but I cannot find any such church. Does anyone have any information whether this church still exists, was the name changed, where is the cemetery located? Thanks for any information you may have.
HARSHMAN 10 Dec1997 Jason Harshman E-mail email@example.com
I am looking for pictures or info on capt. Dan Harshman 1830-1905 who married Laura Curtis also of Dunn Co. He served as Captain of Co. G of the 44th Wisc. Infantry Regiment. Maybe there is a picture of the unit he was in. Thank you.
HOLDEN LUTHERAN CHURCH 10 Dec 1997
I need information regarding Holden Lutheran Church and Holden Norwegian Lutheran Church which existed in or near Colfax in 1908 and 1911. Were there two churches, or did both of these entries refer to the same church? If they referred to the same church, did the church erect a new building between these dates?
My problem is concerning pipe organs that were purchased by churches of those names, in those years. I have one source which says "There are two Lutheran churches in this area with similar names, both of which received organs; there are rumors that the other is extant as well, and it is not entirely clear which of the two churches/instruments is being referred to." The informant is not local, but from the Milwaukee area.
Holden Lutheran is listed for a 1 manual, 4 stop organ in 1908.
Holden Norwegian Ev. Lutheran is listed for a 7 stop organ in 1911.
Elizabeth Towne Schmitt
JONES/BURGOYNE 9 DEC 1997 Cathy Barnes
Looking for information the family of Roy JONES married Mina BURGOYNE in 1912. Moved to Wheeler, WI. Mina (BURGOYNE) JONES died Nov. 11, 1933. Maybe in Wheeler? Known children were Mildred b. 1913 and Howard LeRoy b. 1915.
DRAKE/MORGAN/ARTHUR/GRIMM 24 Nov 1997 James Gammon
Looking for information on Alson Drake married to Winnifred Arthur. One of the children was my GGFather, Edwin Arthur Drake b. 27 May 1894 in Eau Galle. (m. 24 Jan 1920 to Edna Morgan). Edna Morgan's parents were Alvin Morgan and Catherine Grimm. firstname.lastname@example.org
WAGNILD/JACOBSON 12 Nov 1997
Looking for information on the Ole Wagnilds from "Spring Brook" in Dunn County. Also seeking information Oscar Jacobson. Maryellen Jacobson
ELFTMAN/LABS/THUROW/SCHUTTS/WOLFE 4 Nov 1997
Searching for info regarding:
ELFTMAN, August emigrated to US from Prussia early to mid 1870's. Bought property in Elmwood (Morton Hill) ca. 1882. Married Mary Labs the same year. August died in 1940, Mary in 1924, both are interred in Rock Elm Cemetery.
LABS, Carl or Charles and wife, Henrietta THUROW. Emigrated to US from Prussia ca. 1866. Spent 3 years in Dodge County prior to coming to Dunn. Carl died in 1923, Henrietta in 1907. Both are interred in the Weber Valley Cemetery. They are supposed to be the first settlers in Eau Galle, Section 9.
SCHUTTS, August and wife Mathilda GABASKI. Came from Germany ??? Bought land in Sherman Twp. area in 1874. August died in the 1890's and is interred in the Sherman Twp. Cemetery. Mathilda died in 1911 and is buried in St.Joseph's Catholic Church Cemetery in Menomonie.
WOLFE, Henry and wife, Elizabeth DAVIS. This family came from the Waukesha area in the late 1800's settling in the Knapp area. Both Henry and Elizabeth returned to Waukesha prior to Henry's death in 1936. Both are buried in the Vernon Twp. Cemetery.
HOOVER Frank and Carrie JOHNSON, his wife. Have no information on this family other than they had a daughter, Mae, who married Gustav Schutts, son of August and Mathilda SCHUTTS.
ZIEHL/KROHN October 30, 1997 Bob Tobin
Looking for information on Ferdinand ZIEHL and Minnie KROHN Ziehl. I know they lived in Dunn County. They were my grandmother's parents and she was born and married Menomonie. She is now 98 and can not give very clear data. Anybody that has any information on either the ZIEHL or KROHN surnames I would be interested. Ferdinand died in 1941 and Minnie in 1940 from what I have been able to gather.
Ferdinand and Minnie's son, Herman Ziehl lived and worked in Menomonie and is buried there also. From various account there were between 11 and 18 children in this family. The obit for Ferdinand stated that 11 children survived him.
...... I have been going through some of my grandmother's old cards and came across one from Mr & Mrs Harold Schreiner of Menomonie. It asked my grandmother if she received her copy of the "Ziehl Generation Booklet". This was in 1969. I'm looking for a copy of this booklet.
BRITTON/ ELFTMAN/LABS/SCHUTTS 26 Oct 1997
I am researching the following families in the Pierce/Dunn and Waukesha areas of Wisconsin. They are as follows:
Britton, Nathaniel homesteaded in Cady Creek (just outside Elmwood) Pierce Co. in 1867. He and wife Rebecca Chadwick HOUSLER are buried in the Spring Lake Cemetery. Nathaniel died in 1894, Rebecca in 1907.
ELFTMAN, August bought land on Morton Hill (also outside Elmwood) Pierce Co. in 1882. He arrived in the US from Prussia ca. 1872. August died in 1940, his wife, Mary Labs in 1924. Both are buried in the Rock Elm Cemetery. August had a brother, Ludwig, who arrived in the US approximately 2 years prior.>
LAABS OR LABS, Carl or Charles bought land in Dunn County. Family arrived in Dodge Co., WI around 1866, spent 3 years there before going to Dunn County. Carl died in 1923, wife Henrietta Thurow died in 1907. Both are buried in the Weber Valley Cemetery. Carl is reported to be the first person to buy property in Section 9 Township of Eau Galle.
SCHUTTS, August bought land in Dunn Co. ca. 1874, Family lived primarily near Sherman Township. August died ca. 1892 and is buried in the Sherman Township Cemetery. Wife Mathilda in 1911 and is buried in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie.
WOLFE, Henry had children while living in Dunn Co., possibly near Knapp. This family appears to have originated prior to 1858 in Waukesha. Henry and his wife, Elizabeth DAVIS, are both buried in the Vernon Cemetery. They had returned to Waukesha some years prior to their deaths. Henry was born in WI, parents listed on his death certificate are David WOLFE and Hannah BOTKE both born in Germany. Henry died in 1936, Elizabeth in 1942. If anyone else is researching these families, I would love to hear from you. Debbie Barrett MrsGrinnin@aol.com
SPORES 16 Oct 1997 Roxanne
Seeking information on Daniel (or David) SPORES b. 1851 IL, m.Rachael PARSONS 1878 in IA. Children: Nellie, Jim, Martha, Rebecca, John, Daniel, Rose. All children, except Rose perhaps, born in WI. since there are other Spores' in Barron County at that time, perhaps the family also lived in Barron Co. Martha may have been born in Pepin Co., John and Daniel may have been born in Dunn Co. 1886. Daniel may have farmed and/or worked on the construction of the bridge in Durand. Nellie married George Springer of Buffalo Co. The couple homesteaded in Burnett Co. 1907. Any information on Daniel or his family would be greatly appreciated, especially the names of Daniel's parents and Daniel's specific birthplace.
KUNZ 14 Oct 1997 Nancy
Searching for information on Joseph F. KUNZ B. 1854 and wife Susan (unknown) B. 1861 who were from Knapp, WI. Any information on the parents or their children: Frank, William, Christian, Fred would like to correspond with you.
HOMER/CURTIS 8 Oct 1997 Patricia
HOMER/CURTIS-I am trying to locate any information about the HOMER and CURTIS families living in or around Springbrook Twnshp in DUNN County about 1855 to 1860. William C HOMER and Martha Ann CURTIS were married in Dunn County in 1858. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Pat Lindeman
BANKS/ODEGAARD 20 Sep 1997 Carren J.
I am looking for any information on John Banks married to Clara Odegaard. John's father's name was George Banks married to Marie Helemina Anderson, daughter of Christian Anderson. George Banks' Norwegian name might have been Jergenson. They came from Norway around 1888 or a few years earlier. George Banks was on the building committee of the Norwegian Methodist Church in Hayward, at the time it was built. Other children were Charles Banks, Annie Banks Peterson, Jenny Banks Nelson, Louise Banks. John and Clara were married in Dec 1904.
HOGANSON/JOHNSON 17 Sep 1997 Bob Hanson
Looking for information regarding my grandmother's family. Inga Marie HOGANSON, my grandmother, was from the Spring Valley, Wisconsin area. She married Haldo JOHNSON of Wilson, Wisconsin, sometime prior to 1889. She died 10 June 1947. Her father's name was Ole HOGANSON and her mother's name was Annie. Any information regarding the HOGANSON's would be appreciated. Inga's youngest daughter, Mrs Burton Olson is 93 and living in Stillwater, Minn.
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