1998 Queries

Mary Ann Moyer Thursday, December 31, 1998 11:25 AM
The surname I'm looking for is BERG. The family in the Morris area and they are Hans & Mary (SIVERTSON) BERG. They also had 2 daughters that would also have been buried in the local cemetary. Ida and Sienna. If you could please provide me with the date of birth & date of death and the name and location of the cemetary the family is buried in. Also, if there is any other info on the family (i.e.the address they lived at etc.) would be greatly appreciated. They lived and passed away in the Morris area around the early 1900's.

James E. Moriarty Wednesday, December 30, 1998 10:38 PM
I am looking for information on two families: PETERS and BOHM. Henry PETERS married Ida Marie BOHM and started a famliy in Morris, Minnesota. Three children were born in Morris:Wilford (b.1882), George and Louise (b.1886). I am looking for parents or siblings for the two families that may have lived in Morris or Stevens County.

Tony Jones Wednesday, December 2, 1998 3:30 AM
I am looking for more information on my great-grandmother and her parents. Her name was Elma BEDEL (maiden: OLSON) and she was born in Morris Nov. 08, 1881 and died Dec. 28, 1954. Her father was Christofer OLSON but i do not have any more information other than i have heard that he is buried in Morris. I am also looking for his wife, but i don't even have a name. Also i am looking for the death date of my great great-grandfather Nils JOHANSEN HOVIND (HOVEND). He was born May 04, 1847 in Elverum, Norway and died in Morris according to my info, but i don't have a date.
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Robert Kline Thursday Nov 21 21:48:49 1996 Resubmitted November 29, 1998 4:14 PM
I am trying to find more info on my great grandfather, John Enious CLARK who was living in Chokio in 1925 at the age of 75, died there in 1926. His wife, Carrie Janette WARD from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, died in 1904. Several of their children were married in Morris. I have his wife and children's names and am looking for siblings plus his date and place of death. Any help would be much appreciated.
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Randall J. Slater Saturday, November 21, 1998 2:38 PM
DUWENHOEGGER, SCHLICHTE: Looking for any information on a Fred & Rose DUWENHOEGGER. According to my information there residence was Donnelly, Minnesota. Fred Joseph DUWENHOEGGER was married to a Rose Lucille SCHLICHTE. Also looking for any information on a Florentine Ottilia DUWENHOEGGER and Mildred Marie DUWENHOEGGER, children of Fred & Rose. I need names, dates, and locations for any of the above names and relatives!

Donna Mohney Sunday, November 8, 1998 12:06 PM
LINDBECK; RAMSTEDT; BEAT(T)Y. I am looking for information about Carrie (Kajsa Lena) (nee Ramstedt) LINDBECK, BEAT(T)Y who was born 21 July 1853 Lagfoors, Sweden and came to America after being widowed. She married 2) James BEAT(T)Y (1892 in Stevens County, Minnesota). Carrie was my great-great-grandmother. She died 19 April 1901 in Chokio, Stevens County, Minnesota and was buried in the Seventh-Day Adventist Cemetery in Artichoke Township, Big Stone County, Minnesota.

Roselle Rowan Saturday, November 7, 1998 5:43 PM
I am looking for the correct birth information for my grandmother, Mary Theresa MCCARTHY who was born in Morris, MN somewhere between 1882-1885. Thank you.

Sandi Smith\Larson Saturday, November 7, 1998 10:37 PM
Am Looking for information of my great grandfather, Samuel SMITH, who fought in the Civil War and lived in Rendsville Township when he was mustered out.  When he was born his birth name was Christian ZIMMERMAN.  He fought in the War for a gentleman named Sam SMITH and then the 2nd time he fought under his own name.  When it came time for retirement, there was nothing under his real name, But under Sam SMITH.   I am trying to find out how or where I can search for records of his changing his name from Christian ZIMMERMAN to Samuel SMITH. 

Nancy N. Taylor Thursday, November 5, 1998 12:36 PM
I am trying to find out when my father passed away. I understand he died sometime in 1997, and would like to know when he dies, how he died and where is he buried. My name is Nancy Taylor, and my mother (Donna) and my father were never married. I never got to meet my dad. His name is: Roy Richard LUCKEN (Rick). He lived in Morris Minnesota. He was approximately 50 years old at the time of his death.

Alan Geho Monday, October 19, 1998 3:31 PM
Looking for RADSLIFF, RETZLIFF. If you can, I would appreciate a look up for a David RADSLIFF theoretically in Stevens County 1900 any information on him and family would be greatly appreciated. He would be my great great grandfather and we have no other info on him exept he homesteaded somewhere in Stevens County.

Sandi Smith-Larson Sunday, October 18, 1998 12:29 PM
My great grandfather, Samuel SMITH, fought in the Civil war and is buried in Morris, MN, I think. How do I find out? Also, His christianed name was Christian ZIMMERMAN and when he retired, he changed his name to Samuel SMITH. (The gentleman he fought for in the war was Sam Smith) Changed it to recieve his pension. How can I find out when, why, how he changed his name? Thanks so much for your help.

Sandra Johnson Thursday, October 15, 1998 9:20 PM
I am looking for information on two ladies who lived in Morris, MN, when their brother Severin JOHNSON died in 1935 per his obituary. Their names are Mrs. Lena EYSTAD and Mrs. Mina JOHNSON. The EYSTADS lived on a farm and had two boys, one named Axel and the other Swarrie. My father-in-law, John JOHNSON visited his cousins in the late 1920's. Neither ladies were mentioned in their brother's Lars. T. JOHNSON'S obituary in 1955.

MJ Mollergren-Gresno Wednesday, October 7, 1998 3:11 PM
MOLLERGREN/MACKLEY--My father was born in Donnelly, and my grandmother said her father (MACKLEY) owned a farm there and she and my grandfather Gustav MOLLERGREN lived there while trying to farm for a few years? Where should I look for information to find maybe birth certificates etc.

Robert Tate Tuesday, September 29, 1998 12:55 PM
LOFTUS, Ole and wife, Bertina, are in Stevens County in the 1880 Census. Children are Ole Jr, Christina, Josephine, Lars, and Eddie. Anyone know anything about this family?

Eva Aasum Sunday, September 27, 1998 8:23 AM resubmitted Oct. 4, 1998 3:07PM
KROGEN
; I should appreciate if someone could do some lookups for me on the Krogen family from Vinger parish in Norway, that lived in Stevens County. I can help with information about Vinger parish in Norway. I will give you some more information if someone is willing to help.
I'm searching for any information about the KROGEN brothers who emigrated from Vinger parish in Norway to Minnesota more than hundred years ago. I know that MENTS KROGEN, born September 20, 1874 died 1963 in Minnesota lived in Morris, Stevens County. He was married to OLANDA KROGEN. His brother OLE KROGEN, born April 10, 1872 was married to THEA KROGEN. The third brother was THORVALD KROGEN, born November 23, 1869. I don't know the name of his wife, but he had four children, Otto, Emmi, Gunda and Anni. The KROGEN brothers were cousins to my father and I hope to find some second cousins "over there".

Linda A Therkelsen Saturday, September 26, 1998 5:49 PM
JOHANNA ANDERSON; Trying to find a death record for a KNUDSEN descendant I'm following. Difficult to write to vital records when you have no idea when she died! Johanna or Hannah KNUDSEN was born in Story City, Iowa around 1874, and married John P. ANDERSON, lived in Hancock, Minnesota. She appears in her mother's obit in 1922, so must be alive after that.

Subarulvr@aol.com Friday, September 25, 1998 10:12 AM
I am searching for information about two families EYSTAD/JOHNSON, who lived in Morris Minnesota in the 1930's as my father-in-law stayed on the EYSTAD farm a few times in the summer. His aunt's name was Lena EYSTAD and he remembers that his two cousin's names were Axel and Swarie (probably a nickname?). He also had a Aunt there name Lena JOHNSON. Both of these ladies are the sister of Severin JOHNSON who occasionally lived in the area too because their daughter Alice was born in Morris 1898. I wrote to all the EYSTAD'S currently listed in the phone book, but as usual, got no response to any of my letters. I wouldn't think that was that common of a name that one of those people weren't related and would write back, but who knows? I have not yet been to the National Archives in Seattle to lookup the Minnesota census for 1900, 1910 or 1920 but plan to in the next month. If you have the census for those years would appreciate a look up for EYSTAD, JOHNSON. I am sorry I do not know the names of their husbands. If their names pop right out I would appreciate knowing something about them. If I could get any info about them then maybe I can get find an obituary or something that will tell me about their children and have someone I could write to for family information. Oh yes, Severin JOHNSON is on the Washington State census for those years. Thank you for any help. If you know of anyone in Morris, I would be happy to contact that person personally. Again, thanks so much for any help.

Richard Peterson Thursday, August 20, 1998 12:56 PM
Is a Frank HEIN, or any Hein buried in any Stevens Co. cemetery?

Hans Arvid Mattsson Wednesday, August 19, 1998 3:02 AM
I'm looking for information about Erik MATTSSON and his wife Anna Christina, his mother and 5 children, who all emigrated from Gothenburg, Sweden Nov.4 1888, on board the Steamship "Malm\'f6". Destination: Stevens Co, Minnesota. They may later have lived in Kittson Co, Mn. If you have any information about these persons in your death rolls, land records,or any archive, please drop me an E-line.

Sharon Blankenship Thursday, August 13, 1998 8:46 AM
ABRAHAMZON.. Researching Abrahamzon family and searching for naturalization records and/or any contact with people researching same family. Karl Hedwig Abrahamzon (z instead of s due to immigration authorities) came to Morris MN in 1897/1898 with his sisters Ebba and Alice and parents Charles Eric Abrahamzon (Abrahamsson) and Hedwig. Not sure how long they were in this area but would appreciate help in determining naturalization and length of stay in Morris.

Loren & Mary Jo Dahling Saturday, August 8, 1998 11:27 PM
I was looking for Mrs. B. DAGENDORFER (b: 1820's-1830's), sister to Henry BOHMBACH, in Morris circa 1920. I have found Margaret DEGENDORFER/DECKENDORFER as early as 1880 and as late as 1920 in Morris and Scott Twp, but she was a widow. Census says she was born Apr 1840 and had ten children, though five were living in 1900. In 1880 they were Morris age 18, Frederick age 15, Emma age 13, Bertha age 9, Johnny age 7, Robert age 5, and Lewis age 3. Morris thru Emma born in Minnesota, and the rest born in Iowa.
  I lost track of Morris and Emma. Fred married Ernestine by 1895 and was missing by the 1910 census. Bertha apparently married a Mr. Lois but was widowed with three children by 1895. John was farming with his brothers in the 1895 census, but I lost him after that. Robert married Maggie and had seven children in Morris in 1920. Lewis/Louis married Carrie and had four children in 1920. Margaret was living with Louis' family in 1920.   I assume Margaret was the sister to Henry BOHMBACH (d: 1917), Louis BOHMBACH, Anna VOLLMERS, Mary HOLST, and Anna SIEBRASSE in Goodhue County. There was a John and Katharine BOHMBACH living in Morris by about 1889. Katherine had died by 1910. John was living with his daughter, Anna GIESEKE (her second marriage). John and Katherine used to live in Goodhue County. I have always hoped he was another brother. I would be very thankful to hear from anyone that knows anything about these people.

Earlene Bale Tuesday, July 28, 1998 11:59 PM
I'm searching for any information regarding Phillip ROWE, (son of Richard and Elizabeth (McMahan) ROWE) b.c. 1872, Clayton, Crawford Co. WI., d. 1908, Morris, Stevens Co. MN, He was suppose to have been the Superintendent of Schools in Morris at the time of his death. I have information on the ROWE's I will gladly share with anyone.

Tony Jones Friday July 24, 1998 5:51 AM
I'm looking for information on the father and mother of Elma OLSEN b. Nov.08,1881 Morris, MN d. Dec.28,1954 Morris,MN. Father's name was Christofer OLSEN but do not know more than that. Have been told there is a gravesite for him in Morris. I have no info on his wife. I hope someone can help me as i am in Finland.

Kathy Fehrman Wednesday July 22, 1998 4:54 PM
We are looking for any information on John LENZ/LENTZ, Catherine LENZ/LENTZ, nee:WARNER. They resided in Morris, Mn. Stevens County. They had relatives living in Chokio, WARNER. John and Catherine had 10 children of which 2 remain to be found. We believe they may have died as infants or children. Ella and Mary LENZ. Katherine died in 1899 shortly after the birth of their 10th child. John died in Medford, Wisconsin several years later. Any help finding these childen or relatives of John please contact me. We have traced a good portion of this family but still have not found everybody. John's granchildren Conrad Joel LENTZ and John LENTZ are in their 50's and possibly still alive.

Janni Belgum Sunday July 12, 1998 9:00 PM Resubmitted Wed., July 22, 1998 5:47 PM
I am looking for information about Knute and Isabella (ERICKSON) TORGERSON who came to Hancock around 1880 from Wisconsin. Knute was born in 1850 in Odda, Norway. I would like to know about Isabella's birth date. I think she was born in Wisconsin. Her parents are Ole ERICKSON and Anna Tomina PEDERSDTR. I would like to know where they came from in Norway-I'm assuming they came from Norway. Their daughter Edna married Olaf Belgum in Nov. 9, 1898- in Hancock, I believe. They are my father's parents- moved to Elbow Lake.

Jean R. Gray Tuesday, June 23, 1998 5:39 PM
Searching surnames CLINT, ROGERS, SEE - My grandmother, Anna Rhoda CLINT, married Frank G ROGERS around 1885--at least I think they married (can find no record). They lived in Morris, Stevens county, until 1900 when they went to Oregon. Frank ROGERS' step-father was Jacob SEE and his mother's name was Caroline. They went to Minnesota from New York state before 1880. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated!

Dale Torgerson Sunday June 21, 1998 1:06 AM
I am currently researching my relatives, the Hans TORGERSON family who lived in Hegbert County. but their 2 oldest children were I believe born in Stevens County.  Their names were Theodor Konrad TORGERSON (June16/1880) and Laura Bertina TORGERSON (Dec.26/1882).  My grandmother Anne OYEN(TOGERSON)(Aug.18/1859) was the first president of the long lake ladies aid but i cannot find any more info about it. In the beginning the congregation organized was called the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Long Lake Congegation. I am also searching for other TORGERSONS'. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Steven Belanger Tuesday June 16, 1998 5:40 PM
I am looking to correspond with any descendants of Hezekiah BRAGG and Mary Jane HOWE. This couple lived in Morris, MN in the late 1800's. Hezekiah was a judge in Morris and died in 1892. They had about 15 children, most of whom lived to adulthood.

WingPhat@aol Monday June 15, 1998 1:33 PM
I am looking for any information on a man named Lowell SCHUTZ. He lived for a short time in Morris. He died at the age of 39 shortly after he bought a mechanic's shop there

Patricia Casey Buckmaster Tuesday May 12, 1998 3:29 AM
I am searching for any information about my CASEY family that settled in MN in the 1850's.  Especially looking for MARK CASEY and his spouse BRIDGETT FINNEGAN.  View my web page at http://www.cet.com/~bike/genealogy.htm

Kathryn Nelson Carrithers Sunday, May 3, 1998 9:06 PM
I am doing research on Orrin C. NELSON m. Ina ? in 1905. I am looking for: Ina's maiden name, her marriage date to Orrin, and her date of death - sometime between 1905 and 1909, when Orrin married Anna M. Lamb. Orrin lists himself as a widower on his marriage application to Anna Lamb in September 1909. In the 1905 MN State Census, Ina is 20 years old and listed with Orrin in
Morris, Stevens County, MN. Orrin was a dentist with a practice in the Spooner Glass Block between 1902 and 1909.

Sharon Braton Tuesday, April 14, 1998 10:01 PM
I am doing research on the Andrew DOLL family.  Andrew married Mary MADER between 1886 and 1887.  Since there is no record of their marriage in Traverse County, I thought they may have gone to the MADER's county which I read was in Chokio, Stevens County, MN.  Andrew's first wife died in 1886 and Andrew and Mary's first child was born in 1987. I would appreciate any information you could find.

Mary Jane (Gumtow) VanDenHeuvel Monday, March 30, 1998 9:00 PM
I am interested in any info on the GUMTOW or GUMTON surname. Wilhelm GUMTOW and Johanna GUMTOW are my g grandparents. Their parents I believe immigrated from Germany and I do not know the town. Their names are Fred GUMTOW and Sophia GUMTOW and would have come over from Germany around 1860 time period. Any information on any Gumtow's would be appreciated

Peggy Qui   Monday, March 23, 1998 12:19 PM
COLOHAN - GAUGHAN - DUNLEAVY - MCCONVILLE - BLONDHEIM  1860=1900
All these families lived in Stevens Co during these years and are in my direct tree.  Any help appreciated on - births - deaths - marriages - children or land records.  Especially the COLOHAN death & marriages

Judy J Campbell Sunday, March 22, 1998 12:23 AM
Looking for info on JOHN L GOULD b.6-17-1849 Nova Scotia, Canada. to WM HENRY GOULD and RUTH ? Married JERUSHA TOBEY in 1871. settled in Morris Mn. Had 6 kids, FRANK, LOVE E., MILFORD, WILLIAM, CLYSTA, and GLENN STARR b.3-25-1877 married JESSIE V. MILLER b 2-14-1888. GLENN & JESSIE married 1-17-1908 in Morris Mn. JESSIE's parents SAMUAL COLLIN MILLER and LILLY J BISHOP .LILLIE'S father JOHN BISHOP d-1880 in Chicago, in train mishap. Mother ELDORA,MINNIE or ANN (heard all) died a year later.They had 5 kids. Lillie was 9 rest younger. Youngest was raised by a dr in Chcago.  SAM'S parents were HARRISON and SARAH FRAZEE MILLER from around MORRIS.Sam died of typhoid in 1915. Need info on rest of kids. Any info at all will help.

 John Dunleavy Sunday, March 08, 1998 11:42 AM
Need dod b/4 1880 (wife Bridget) MONAHAN - married GAUGHAN  approx +1875

Kay M. Diers Tuesday, March 03, 1998 3:05 PM
Searching for these names: Johann Gerhard (George) DIERS - Everglade Twp. Stevens Co. MN married Anna Marie SCHAEFER - and she died in Stevens Co. in 1927. Gerhard (George died in March 1948; They had children named John (born 1882), Helene (born 1887) and Wilhelm F. (born
1889); all born in Oldenburg area, Germany. More children were born in MN - Herman (born 1892 in Jackson Co.), Gerhard (George), Henry and Anna (born in Stevens Co. MN).

John and Herman or Henry SCHAEFER who lived in Jackson Co. MN first (around 1891-98) and then Stevens Co. and then John moved back to Jackson Co. MN before the 1920 census. John did not marry, but Herman had a family: wife, Annie, he married in Woodford Co. IL.

Heinrich Ernst VOGT - Big Stone/Everglade Twp. Stevens Counties, MN married Anna E. SCHELLER in 1887 in Iowa. They raised their family in Stevens Co. MN.

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