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I am now using the GenConnect system - a group of seven boards - to post queries to -- including surnames. You will find these links on the Crook County Home Page.

Dan 2/23/2000
Looking for info on Rachael MESPELL, dob 1882-1962. Homesteaded Crook County , 1910-19??. Also brother, Louis MESPELL 1913-19??. Rachael stayed in Wyoming, area unknown, until her death in 1962. Louis returned to Indiana.

Barbara Strickland 1/5/2000
Looking for any information on Carrie Hovelsrud who married August Johnson. They had 8 children. They lived in Hulett, Wyo. Their children were Arthur, Dena, who married Lewis French. Harry, Theodore,Claudia, she married Art Linkletter. Hannah, who married John Mulvany, Anna, who married Ed Vines and Carl Johnson, who married Thelma ?.Carrie (died young). Would like to contact any decendents of this family. Barbara Strickland

Mary Kramer 12/24/1999
I am looking for information and descendants of Lillian (Ivey) HACKETT. She may have come to Wyoming in the early 1900's with her sister's daughter, Marion (Whitney) WELLS. She had been married to Robert Hackett. Reply to Mary (Ivey) Kramer, 1777 Larimer St. #2108, Denver, CO 80202.

Mary Kramer 12/24/1999
I am looking for information about and descendants of my father's cousin, Marion Merle (Whitney) Wells. I know that she lived in Hulett, Crook Co., WY when she filled out an application for a Social Security Number, May 1, 1955. Her last residence was listed as Sundance, Crook Co., WY 82729, when she died in Oct 1974. I believe she had some daughters, who may have married and will have other names now. My name and address: Mary (Ivey) Kramer, 1777 Larimer St. #2108, Denver, CO 80202.

Mary Ann Hanson Sun Oct 11 14:20:10 1998
John S. VEST and Matha Ellen HART were married 20 March 1861 Polk Co., MO. The IGI shows John Sears VEST and Mary HART in Washington Co., AR with children Charles Frederick b. 1870, Lillie Maude b. 1872, and Mable Clara b. 1874. Martha/Mary died prior to 1877, and John remarried to Mary Calhoune PRYOR. More children were born to this couple: Benjamin Lee b. 1877, John Sear Jr. b. 1879, and George Bernard b. 1887. George was born in Crook County, Wyoming. I'm looking for any information and connections to this family.

Lois Sun Sep 13 13:02:22 1998
I am searching for any info on the name FRIELER. There was a John S. dod 12-26-1879 that married Elenanor Marion Williams dod 10-18-1884. Had two sons by the name of John Maxwell dob 9-21-1903, and Fredrick arthur dob 1-25-1905. John enlisted in WW! Fremont Co, Idaho. The draft registration shows him having family in Moorcroft, WY. Can you please help? Anything on the name FRIELER would be great!

Margaret Demick Sun Oct 5 20:43:49 1997
Looking for more information on the family of WILLIAM R. SMITH b. 1854 in Calif., moved back to Tama Co. Iowa and then to Crooke Co Wy in 1880's. Homesteaded on Deep Creek near Mona Wy. His wife's name was Lavina Harden daughter of Johnathan Harden and Maria Hull. Johnathan also lived in this area. William SMITH's daughter Martha SMITH m. Alexander PHILLIPS who also homesteaded in this area.

Todd K. Ross Tue Sep 23 19:23:48 1997
DICKINSON,Leroy and wife Martha Homestead 4miles west of sundance, Wy. Cook co. in mid to late 1800's both are burried in sundance. They had a girl zanetta also adopted a 2 weekold boy Zanetta married Edward collins Smith 1895 Iam looking for dates on death of leroy & martha name & location of cemitary also location of homestead. I would like to know name of adopted boy also want to know leroy's occupation and comunity involment.

Colleen Hoffman Sat Apr 26 19:17:22 1997
I am looking for any information on some ancestors who homesteaded in Crook County, WY between about 1880 and 1920. Their names are John Hardin (and Anna) Farris, Carter S. (and Nora Farris) Stephens, and their children: L.D. Parker Stephens, Clifford Stephens, and Genevieve Stephens. John was a Freighter for a time in South Dakota - between Deadwood, and Peirre. His homestead was near Aladdin, WY. Carter made his living cutting ties for the railroad (I am told) and may have managed a commisary in Farral, WY. He had a land patent for his 160 acres in the Aladdin - Beulah - Farral area in 1914. His children were born there. Nora was born on her parents homestead near Aladdin in the 1880's. They left sometime in the 1920's? Moving to Saint Onge, and Belle Fourche, SD. Any information that you can share would be appreciated.

Donna Havel Sun Feb 16 09:12:30 1997
Looking for any information regarding the name PISTO. From Italy. Settled in a mining town in eastern Wyoming which shut down in 19??. Family moved to Gillette and Sheridan. Also Sheridan part of family changed name to PRESTON in 1920's to 1930's. Lived at 120 West 6th Street in Sheridan.

Susan D Slade-Grossl Tue Feb 11 16:22:29 1997
I am looking for informaion on my Grandfather Frank Sullivan. He married my Grandmother Nona Wallace in Wyoming sometime in 1926. They were then divorced at the end of 1927. Grandma was pregnant with my dad Joseph Bates Sullivan. He was later adopted by my Grandfather Slade. I believe they were married in either Superior or Rock Springs. I would like to find a copy of the Marriage and divorce papers. Thanks in advance for any and all help!

Marilyn Campbell Tue Jan 28 05:35:51 1997
YEO researching Nellie M Blackburn who married Mr. Yeo they lived in Beulah Wy in 1928. All her sisters and brother were but up for adoption in 1913 IA childrens Home Des Moines. She contacted the home in 1928 trying to locate her siblings. Her letter stated she lived in Buelah Wy at that time. She was born c 1906 Clayton Co IA. The letter asked by fathers adoptive parents if they would make contact with her. They choose not to make contact. I know nothing else. I received a copy of her letter when my father died. I can not locate any inf about her. I found no marriage in Crook Co.

Loe, Ron D. Sat Feb 1 06:21:20 1997
Loe, Robert B. Born Aladdin WY about 1911. Parents Ole and Stella Loe. May have moved to SD. around 1917. Ole Loe may have worked on a logging train. Seeking ANY information on all these lost relatives. Thanks Ron E-mail

Donna Jorgensen Shelley Sun, 19 Jan 1997 21:32:59
Am just starting out in genealogy. My father Lloyd B. Jorgensen was born in Sundance WY 11-26-18. His mother was Frankie Hannah Martin, born 03-05-1889 not sure where. His fathers name was Charles, I think, no date or place of birth known
Thank you
Donna Jorgensen Shelley

Jan Laney Ayers Fri Dec 13 08:07:56 1996
I'm looking for information about the family of George W. and Elizabeth Ann (GOOD) LANEY. George and Elizabeth migrated from Greene Co., MO to Crook Co., WY in about 1883. They may have temporarily lived in Spearfish, Lawrence Co., SD and I haven't found the family on the 1900 census. The 1941 death certificate of Elizabeth Ann (GOOD) LANEY states that she lived in the community for 58 years. George W. LANEY was born May 9, 1851 in Springfield, Greene Co., MO and died Feb 6, 1924 in Sundance, Crook Co., WY. Elizabeth was born Feb 11, 1856 in Columbus, Barthelomew Co., IN, and died Jun 3, 1941 in Sundance, Crook Co., WY. They were married Dec 2, 1874 in Christian Co., MO. Their children were: 1. Charles W. LANEY (b: Aug 18, 1875; d: Jun 30, 1907) 2. Ira Nelson LANEY (b: Aug 12, 1877 in MO; d: Dec 25, 1959) 3. Susannah Rose LANEY (b: Sep 30, 1879; d: Aug 1971) married Harry T. MILLS 4. Clement Arthur LANEY (b: Jan 15, 1883; d: Jun 13, 1924) 5. Samuel Frederick LANEY (b: Jul 4, 1886) 6. Benjamin Harrison LANEY (b: Jun 5, 1889 in Sundance, Crook Co., WY; d: Oct 2, 1968 in Bakersfield, CA) married Alta Esther GARRETT 7. George Kenneth LANEY (b: May 22, 1899 in Spearfish, Lawrence Co., SD; d: Mar 10, 1992 in Albany, Dougherty Co., GA) married Lora Ann SMITH on Dec 29, 1919 in Valentine, Cherry Co., NE George Kenneth and Lora Ann (SMITH) LANEY were my grandparents. Where are my great-grandparents George W. and Elizabeth A. LANEY buried? Neither death certificate state where. I greatly appreciate this opportunity to learn about my Crook County roots an possibly connect with some "cousins". Thanks!

CFran66 Sun, 19 Jan 1997 21:32:59
Looking for information & descendants of Jeremiah P. BUSH, b. abt 1836. He married Isabelle HUNTER in MO in 1867. Some of their children are: Dick, James b. abt 1870, and Fount b. abt 1874. They moved to an area on the Belle Fourche River, two miles northeast of where Hulett, Wyo. is now located. They were friends, or relatives of Green TODD. Jeremiah's parents were Felix G. BUSH & Almira DEABORN, stepmother Sarah TODD. If anyone knows of this family please contact me.
Thank you

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