1999 Queries

Wendy Peterson Wednesday, December 22, 1999 5:56 AM
I am looking for info on my grandmother and great grandparents.  Their names are (Jo) Hannah UPKES, ebo UPKES, and Mattie UPKES.   Any help you could give me would be great.  Hannah was born on 04 sep 1904.  Her parents came here from Germany.

Tom & Lauri Ziemer Friday, December 17, 1999 9:42 PM
HANSE, GIMBERLIN --I am looking for information on ANDREW HANSE, who immigrated to US from Norway probably in late 1800's with his six brothers, one possibly named Lars L. HANSE. Settled in the Morris, MN area and married a gal (possibly married in Morris) who also immigrated to the US from Norway. Believe both him and wife to be buried in Morris, MN, possibly a Lutheran Cemetery. She died in 1919, he died at a later date unknown. They had 12 children, some of them were Louise Barbara HANSE (later married George Jacob Gimberlin), Lora, Nellie, and Hazel, others unknown, believed to have been born in Morris, MN. Dates of birth, dates of death, other family member names, any information appreciated.

Maureen Rawlinson Thursday, November 18, 1999 7:29 PM
GALVIN, LYNCH - My Michael GALVIN who was married to Mary Ellen LYNCH lived in Darnen 1879 - 1889. Children were Michael, Patrick, Catherine, Mary Theresa, Maurice Mathew, Ellen Agnes and John Francis. Is anyone else researching this family?
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Roxanne Penn Wednesday, November 17, 1999 8:07 AM
Researching Sarah Jane PENN, Ernest PENN, John PENN. Sarah Jane PENN inherited some land in Stevens Co., Minnesota from her husband William B. PENN in 1906. At the time of the funeral of William B. PENN his children Ernest and John listed their residence as Morris, Minnesota. I am researching the PENN name and especially where Sarah Jane is buried. Since she had children living near Morris, Minnesota I am wondering ifshe is buried there. Thanks for any help you can provide.

Lianne Anderson Monday, November 1, 1999 2:12 PM
EYSTAD, JOHNSEN, JENSSEN, LEE - Looking for relatives from Norway who settled in Morris, Stevens County, MN (and also Chippewa Falls, WI). Chris & Anna JENSSEN EYSTAD immigrated from Norway (probably Oslo area) in the 1880s. They may have come with extended family. They later moved to San Fransisco. They had at least 3 daughters, and I'm not sure about sons. Their daughter Thea Olivia JOHNSEN EYSTAD (born 1861-1865) emigrated in 1885, likely to Morris, Minnesota, and moved to San Francisco, California in 1887. Her parents moved to San Francisco at one point, as well. I have lots of family photos from the late 1800s. I believe one of the EYSTAD daughters married a man named LEE and had children named Arthur & Alma LEE, born around the 1890s. I would love to exchange information.

DoitEasley@aol.com Tuesday, September 14, 1999 7:56 PM
Researching Oscar DOLVEN. Had the Lee farm and the Dolven farm.

Sharon Head Monday, September 6, 1999 9:15 PM
OTIS J. GORDON: I am looking for any information on my grandfather Otis J. GORDON who was born Aug. 9, 1871 in Michigan. He married a Ella Matilda COREY March 25, 1895 in Morris, Minnesota. I would like any information on him or his brothers and sisters, mother or father. His father was William GORDON, mother Ellen. Brothers and sister were: Myrtle, Jessie, Elma, Verna, Ira, and Faye. I hit brick walls whereever I go on this family so any help at all. Thanks.

Kathy Fehrman Thursday, August 26, 1999 8:20 PM
LENZ, LENTZ, ZUMMACH, WARNER, KILCHER, SAFFERLING; Looking for any information on the John LENZ family from Morris, Stevens County, Minnesota. John LENZ b. June 1850, Germany. Parents: Moritz LENZ and Catherine SAFFERLING. They migrated from Little Black, Taylor County, Wisconsin about 1876. He married Katherine WARNER and they had 10 children. Edward b. abt. 1875, Emma b. 1876 m. Louis Mankey, William b. 1879, Ethel b. 1881, Walter b. 1882, Bertha b. Dec. 14, 1884, Louis b. May 26, 1889, Mary b. March 16, 1891, Ella b. March 1892, George b. July 27, 1893, and John b. May 12, 1897 m, Katherine KILCHER. We would like to find the whereabouts of several of these 10 children, Mary, Ella, William, and Edward. Katherine LENZ died April 14, 1899 when the youngest child was not quite 2 years old. Their dad, John LENZ more or less abandoned the family and has left us with a very difficult search. We have found one in Cleveland, one in Wisconsin, one in Minnesota, one in California, and assorted other places. We think possibly the children may have died in Stevens County as children but we can't find any record of them except birth. Any help or knowledge of this family would be appreciated. We have lots to share with relatives.

Justina Parker Wednesday, August 25, 1999 1:49 PM
I am looking for any information about my great-great grandfather and his father both of whom are named Robert LOVE. The Early History of Brown County South Dakota states that Robert LOVE left Morris, Minnesota in 1874. Any information about the LOVE family would be helpful.

Karen Dotson Thursday, August 19, 1999 10:59 AM
FARNLOF; GUNDERSEN/SON; Looking for any information on a Emmanuel FARNLOF and his family. Wife's name was Hilda FARNLOF (maiden name was GUNDERSEN/SON) a daughter Stella and a son Clarence FARNLOF in Stevens County around 1900-1920.

Ann Vipond Wednesday, August 11, 1999 11:53 PM
The names that I am querying are Peter BRAUN and Elizabeth HOLLAND. I am looking for any information that you can give me on either of them. They were married and had nine children, one set of twin boys. Peter BRAUN later went on to marry Josephine RICK (I think that was her last name) Marriage dates and death dates would be helpful and any other information about their parents, grandparents, etc. THANK YOU.

Mona Pomraning Saturday, July 17, 1999 7:52 PM
Researching Fredrick HAMAN, wife Maria HAMAN, step-son George Collinson CLARK, step-son, Frank CLARK, daughter Maud CLARK "Baker", Harry HAMAN. This family is in the 1890 census for Stevens county. Maria CLARK and her children were born near London England and migrated in 1870. Maria's 1st husband was an actor, and he stayed in England. Fredrick is listed as a farmer who came from Germany. Maria was a nurse. This family is in Wallow County Oregon in 1900. Geroge is my great grandfather. Maud was reported to be in the movie industry.

Dennis Gaarder Monday, July 12, 1999 7:52 PM
I am looking for information on NOYES, Carrie C. buried in the Hancock Cemetery.  First wife of NOYES, Joseph H.   She died July 31, 1887 at age of 25 years,9 months, 11 days would have been born middle of Oct 1862.  Also, second wife NOYES, Matilda "Tilla" who would have been married to NOYES, Joseph H. sometime after July 31, 1887.  Also, information on death of NOYES, Edward L. also buried in Hancock cemetery died Feb 1, 1888 at age of 8 months.  Also any information in the obituary or marriage news of that time.  Some Lutheran (probable) church or historical society must have information.  I am willing to pay for cost of copies of this information.  NOYES, George and NOYES, Clarence were born to NOYES, Carrie C.  The second Wife of NOYES, Joseph H. had a large number of children. 

Henry M. Henderson Friday, June 25, 1999 12:29 PM
I am looking for further information on the NORTHCOTT family from Morris, Minn.. I have found Richard in the census years 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920. His son, Herbert, my greatgrandfather was in Morris for the 1900 census, but moved to Alberta, Canada sometime after that. I need info on Richard's date of death and where he lived in Wisconsin prior to 1880. I also believe he was in the civil war, so if anyone has any information on this, I would be grateful if you shared it. Thank you.

Arleen Fredericksen Friday, June 25, 1999 10:45 AM
Researching surnames DEGENDORFER, BOHMBACH

Virginia O'Neil Monday, June 21, 1999 10:32 AM
I am looking for family members who were born in Ireland and were married in Assumption Church Morris MN. Timothy DONOVAN and Catherine Mahoney DONOVAN lived to old age in Ireland, came to US in 1892 or 1893 but to my knowledge never lived in MN. They had 9 known children who all came to America and some settled in Morris. One of which was Helen DONOVAN also called Ellen born June 5, 1864. She married Edwin P O'BRIEN at Assumption Church on June 19,1886. Helen is my great grandmother. Edwin died in NY on May 20, 1900 and Helen Died on March 14, 1908 in NY. There were 6 known siblings to Helen-- Cornelius, Margaret Theresa, Jeremiah, Patrick, Catherine, John, James, Timothy,Jr. Helen and Edwin P had the folllowing known children , John Francis, Gertrude Mary, born Nov 11, 1888 (My Grandmother), Edwin Patrick, Grace Veronica, Mary Catherine, and Jeremiah Joseph. All except the last child were born in Morris to my knowledge. Don't have any information on Edwin P O'BRIEN except that he was born in Ireland and his name. Anything you can help me with DONOVAN or O'BRIEN from that area will be most appreciated.

Norman Schauls Sunday, June 20, 1999 11:10 PM
Surname: SCHAULS. I am looking for possibly grandchildren of Peter SCHAULS born about 1861 in Caledonia, MN son of Karl SCHAULS. Peter we know married Kate LONGVILLE, they had three daughters Flosie, Agnes, and Sopie, that we know. I do not know any more about Peters family. I have extensive files on the rest of Peters brothers and sisters. I would love to know the if any of Peters descendants are still living and interested in their family beginnings going back to Luxembourg. My grandfather is Johann SCHAULS, Peters brother.

Agnes Hall Tuesday, May 25, 1999 10:16 AM
My maternal grandfather is Martin John PAULSEN. He was born in Morris, Minnesota, Stevens County, on May 8, 1880. His father is Charles John PAULSEN. Charles was married to Catherine Elizabeth COENEN. She was born on July 30,1861. I am unsure of her place of birth. I am not sure of the spelling of COENEN, but I believe PAULSEN is spelled correctly. Can you help me find any record of Martin or Charles or Elizabeth?? Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

LeRoy L. Smith Friday, May 21, 1999 6:03 PM
SMITH. George SMITH Sr. was my great-granduncle and was a resident of Stevens Co. Born to Samuel and Katrina (Cathrine) SMITH (ZIMMERMAN) on 9Jul1868 in Red Wing, MN. Deceased in 1924. Request obit and copy of newspaper coverage of the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the untimely death of George SMITH Sr. Exact date of death is not known. Many thanks for this assistance in the SMITH family.

LeRoy L. Smith Wednesday, May 12, 1999 6:00 PM
Surname: GROTE. I was born on the GROTE farm 3 miles East of Morris on HiWay 28. Family research has led me to GROTE family members who lived in or near Morris. Need obituaries on the following members of the Henry GROTE family: Mary (Marie) GROTE died 31Oct43 in Morris; Albert G. died 24Jun80 in Morris; Avis GROTE (wife of Albert) died in Morris, date unknown; Leo (Pete) died 26Jan77 in Morris; Cecelia died in 1934, in Morris or Norcross. Desire to correspond with someone who can obtain all or a portion of the obituaries (copy of newspaper obit with date and heading) for above relatives on Mother's side (will pay for copying and all postage charges). Plus you will have my grateful and heartfelt thanks.

LeRoy L. Smith Wednesday, May 12, 1999 5:40 PM
SMITH, MORRISON & ZIMMERMAN. I was born in the Morris area, and lived there until 1950. Family research has led me to many Samuel SMITH family members in the Stevens Cty area. Need obituaries on following members of Samuel and Katrina (Cathrine) SMITH family (all are SMITH's unless noted): Katrina (Cathrine) died 12Apr1915 in Donnelly; Samuel died 11May23 in Rendsville Township; Ferdinand ZIMMERMAN (age 15) died 29May1895 in Morris; George died in 1924 in Donnelly; Christian died in 1941 in Rhinsack, Canada, may be buried in Morris; Benjamin died in 1950 in Donnelly; Robert died in 1952 in Morris; Emma Mitilda MORRISON, nee SMITH, died in 1956 in Morris; Albert died 27Apr59 in Donnelly; Henry died 24Mar59 in Morris; Frank died 22Apr60 in Morris; Charles L. died 26Sep61 in Rendsville Township; William F. died 9Mar72 in Rendsville Township. Desire to correspond with someone who can obtain all or a portion of the obituaries (copy of newspaper obit with date and heading) for above relatives (will pay for copying and all postage charges). Plus will extend my grateful and heartfelt thanks for this assistance in SMITH family research.

Vicki Sanow Tuesday, April 27, 1999 12:16 AM
I am searching for information about a cousin, Ervin HINZ, born 21 Aug 1906 in Brown County MN to Edward and Elisabeth HINZ. According to the Social Security death index, Ervin died Oct 1992 at Morris, Stevens, MN. His grandfather, Gottlieb HINZ of Brown County, was a brother of my great-grandmother Wilhelmine HINZ FLOETER of Marquette County, WI. Any information about the HINZ family is appreciated.

Barbara Hoff Tuesday, April 13,1999 12:38 AM
Am looking for birth &/or death records for Frank HAACK born in Morris, MN apprx 1886 and for his parents, John HAACK and Maggie STENGER HAACK. Parents supposedly born somewhere in Minnesota. Any info you could give me would be appreciated. Thanks.

Carin Van Vooren Wednesday, March 17, 1999 12:05 PM
WEINAND, SCHABEL, TROSKIA, JERKE. John WEINAND, born 1835, of Medina Post Office applied for a homestead on 3/8/1898. He had lived on the land since around 1892. Sometime around 1890 he married Theresia TROSKIA JERKE, a widow with two grown children - Joseph JERKE and Clara JERKE SCHABEL, and several grandchildren with the surname SCHABEL. John Weinand and Theresia and her daughter and son in law and her grandchildren were all living on this farm in the early 1900's. I am looking for 1)location of Medina Post Office 2)location of the homesteaded land; apparently it was in the NE corner of Section 17 3)record of marriage and of death for John WEINAND and his wife Theresia 4)anyone else who is researching these families or has heard of them. I am not sure, but I think the land might have been near the border of Traverse and/or Big Stone Counties.

Karen Jeglum Kennedy Thursday, March 4, 1999 4:16 PM
Looking for descendants of or any information about Ole A. and Sophia DOLVIN who lived in Morris, Minnesota, Stevens County in the 1870's.

Herman L. W.(Bill) Hess Monday, March 1, 1999 7:37 AM
I am looking for infomation for McNEVIN. They are from the Morris, Mn. area. Alice MCNIVEN married a Edwin G. SEE in 1889 and had two children. Her parents were Patrick McNIVEN and his wife Mary last name unknown. Edwin SEE was from NY and came to MN in about 1880. His parents were a Jacob SEE and his wife Caroline, again last name unknown. Any info regarding these families would be appreciated.

Dennis Gaarder Wednesday, January 6, 1999 10:20 PM Resubmitted Thursday, February 11, 1999 7:40 PM
I am looking for information about the NOYES family which lived in the Hancock, MN area in the 1880 - 1900`s, also the THORSTENSON family which lived near Hancock and Lake Emily.   My grandfather was George William NOYES, born 4-8-1884 in Hancock, his wife was Theoline (Bertia and Knut THORSTENSON`s daughter) who was born 7-6-1883.  George William NOYES had a number of brothers and step brothers, among them were Roy NOYES, who lives in
Santa Barbara CA and still living at age 98 and Clarence NOYES.   Any information would be helpful.  I am willing to pay for any copies of information about the family from newspapers or other sources.  As a grandson, I have a file of 1600 names of my ancestors, but this side of the family is missing. 

Anne Lamb Wednesday, January 20, 1999 5:10 PM Resubmitted Friday, February 5, 1999 5:43 PM
ROWLES, McHUGH who came to Stevens Co. from Goodhue Co. and KILL, SULLIVAN, KRAAYENBRINK, MACKLIN, MOSER, GREINER. Looking for information on and descendants of John ROWLES and uncle John CAREY: "JOHN ROWLES: Another of Stevens County's pioneers passed away Sunday, February 21, 1926, when John ROWLES, one of the early settlers of Horton township, died at the age of 72 years. Wife Mary Elizabeth MCHUGH. "Mr. Rowles is survived by two daughters, Mary of Morris and Alice (Willie) of Green Bay, Wisconsin and five sons, Vincent, Bernard and George of this city, Clarence of Milwaukee and Luke of Hancock (m. Anna Kill). He is also survived, Patrick ROWLES, of Goodhue and seven grandchildren. (Luke's children: Irene ROWLES m. SULLIVAN, Margaret ROWLES m Jack KRAAYENBRINK, John m. Helen MACKLIN, Madonna ROWLES m. Ervin MOSER, Delores ROWLES m. Lawrence Karl GREINER. Son Clarence m. Katherine FOX of Burlington, WI and had two daughters, names unknown. John ROWLES' brother George, also from Belle Creek, Goodhue Co., also lived in Morris and Graceville for some years, later moving his family, about 1898 to Spokane, WA.
Descendants of John ROWLES
1 John ROWLES b: 17 March 1854 in Schuylerville, Saratoga, NY d: February 1926 in Horton Twp, Stevens, MN Burial: 24 February 1926 Morris, Stevens, MN married Mary Elizabeth MCHUGH b: 20 July 1857 in Belle Creek, Goodhue, MN m: Aft. 29 January 1880 in MN d: 8 March 1910 in Darnen twp, Stevens, MN Burial: Abt. 11 March 1910 Calvary Cem., Morris, Stevens, MN 2 Luke Francis ROWLES b: 13 March 1883 in Morris, Stevens, MN d: 19 October 1971 in Hancock, Stevens, MN married Anna Kill b: 18 March 1885 in Stearns, MN m: 19 November 1912 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN d: 2 August 1969 in Hancock, Stevens, MN 2 James Edward Rowles b: Abt. March 1885 in Morris, Stevens, MN d: 19 April 1900 in Red Wing, Goodhue Co., MN Burial: Abt. 20 April 1900 Morris, Stevens, MN 2 John Edward ROWLES b: 11 March 1885 in Morris, Stevens, MN Baptism: 12 March 1885 Assumption Ch, Morris, MN 2 George Joseph ROWLES b: 13 October 1887 in Morris, Stevens, MN d: 3 June 1967 in Mobridge, SD Burial: 6 June 1967 Calvary Cemetery, Morris, Stevens, MN 2 Patrick "Bernard" ROWLES b: 25 April 1888 in Morris, Stevens, MN d: 14 November 1975 in Morris, Stevens, MN 2 William ROWLES b: 6 October 1889 in Morris, Stevens, MN Baptism: 1 November 1889 Assumption Ch, Morris, MN d: 17 August 1916 in Fargo, ND Burial: 19 August 1916 Morris, Stevens, MN 2 Vincent John ROWLES b: 24 July 1891 in Morris, Stevens, MN d: Aft. 1926 married Katherine? 2 Clarence H. ROWLES b: 19 January 1893 in Morris, Stevens, MN d:17 February 1992 married Katherine FOX b: in of Burlington, WI m: 30 May 1927 in Milwaukee, WI 2 Mary ROWLES b: 20 May 1895 in Morris, Stevens, MN d: Aft. 1967 2 Alice ROWLES b: June 1898 in Morris, Stevens, MN d: Aft. 1926 married Charles WILLIE
Looking for information on John CAREY , the maiden name of his wife, the name of the daughter who married a Lucas and their children and to know if there are any living descendants.
Descendants of John CAREY
1 John CAREY b: 20 December 1843 in Bilboa, Doon, Limerick, Ireland Baptism: 14 February 1844 Cappamore, Doon, Co. Limerick, Ireland d: 24 September 1924 in Darnen twp, near Morris, Stevens, MN Married Elizabeth ? b: 20 August 1849 d: 25 July 1914 in Morris (Darnen), Stevens, MN 2 Elizabeth "Lizzie" CAREY b: Abt. 1877 in Morris (Darnen), Stevens 2 Mary Ann CAREY b: Abt. 1879 in Morris (Darnen), Stevens, MN 2 Lawrence CAREY (Geraghty) b: Abt. 1882 in Ireland lived with family, perhaps a cousin) 2 John CAREY b: Abt. 1882 in MN 2 [Mrs LUCAS] CAREY b: in Morris, Stevens, MN +Mr.? LUCAS 2 Elizabeth "Lizzie" CAREY b: in Morris, Stevens, MN 2 Lawrence CAREY b: in Morris, Stevens, MN (was perhaps a priest)

Barb F Sunday, January 24, 1999 7:53 PM
I am looking for birth announcements from Stevens Co Memorial Hosp( if still called that) on my sister b March 31, 1962 ; and brother b April 6, 1965. Were the births published in the Morris paper back then? Parents were Quintin & Lucille SORENSON of rural Alberta. Would like to get a copy of these notices, hopefully the newspapers are microfilmed!

John Ulteig Monday, January 11, 1999 4:00 PM
The family name(s) of KNUTSON/KNUTSDATTER/TEIGEN/BOTTEM. I am researching the descendants of seven of my grandfather's cousins, some of whom immigrated to the Stevens Co. area between 1870 and 1891 from the farm Søre Teigen Bottem located in Lesja, Oppland, Norway. Their parents were KNUT Johanneson, b. 1793, and Anne Jørgensdatter, b. 1832 (my GGrandmother's neice). My information is from the Lesja Bygdebok, and no mention is made of the surname they took in the U.S. The assumtion is they used KNUTSON/KNUTSDATTER, but one or more may have taken the name TEIGEN or BOTTEM. My info on the 7 is: (1) Jørgen, b:1855, m:?, d:abt 1922, imm:1870 to MN, buried: Ben Wade, Pope Co. (2)Åse, b:1858, m:?, d:?, imm:1879 to Lanesboro, MN. (3) Anton, b:1861, m:?, d:abt 1922, imm: 1880 to Morris, MN., buried: Ben Wade, Pope, Co. (4) Marit, b:1863, m:?, d:?, imm: 1880 to Morris, MN. (5) Syver, b: 1868, m:?, d:?, imm:1882 to Minneapolis. (6) Jørdine, b:1870, m:?, d:?, imm: 1891 to NY. (7) Ingeborg, b:1870, m:?, d:?, imm:1889 to Minneapolis. My GGrandmother's side of the family homesteaded in Richland Co. ND. in 1878. There are several dozen 'cousins' on that side of the family. I would appreciate hearing from anybody w/ information about these individuals, particularily about their descendants and their whereabouts. Have info on 10 generations of ancestors, I would happily share with 'cousins'.

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