2002 Queries

Gale Hansen Saturday, October 26, 2002
BROTNE - I am looking for information on my GreatGreat grandparents.Lars and Bertha Brotne. Their daughter Ellen was married to my great grandfather Martin Hanse. Her parents settled around Morris, Mn. Anyway. this past summer in the Scandia church graveyard there was the name Brotne. Wonder if there is connection? Thank you

Eunice (Olsen) Bullis Monday, October 21, 2002
OLSEN/OLSON/GRAFF - I am looking for the "History of Stevens County, Minnesota" history book. (Possibly the text is on-line?) My ancestors from that area had surnames of "Olsen/Olson" and "Graff". I know that there is some text in the book about "Clemont/Klement Olsen/Olson" (the Norwegians used whatever spelling came to mind, when they came to America - my grandfather chose Olsen; his brother chose Olson)!!! Thanks for your help.

Jim Knutson Monday, September 23, 2002
KNUTSON - I am looking for any information concerning the KNUTSON surname. The facts that I now know are that Nels Peter Knutson was born in Morris, Stevens County, Minnesota, 25 December 1888. His parents were listed on the birth certificate as Nels and Randine. I desire to learn more about his parents who came from Norway, and ,as the family story goes, a name change was made when they got to the States. Is there a cemetery nearby that marks their grave? Is there a newspaper archive where one could look at old obituaries? Census documents to locate the family siblings of Nels Peter? I know that Nels Peter had brothers named Hans, George, Charles, and a sister named Martha. I would appreciate any information on possible ways to locate any information. Thank you.

Shirley Howell Friday, September 13, 2002
Resubmitted - I am researching Carl RAASCH and Emil Louis RAASCH. Carl was born in Germany. I believe his wife may have been from the local area. He is my great- grandfather. Emil Louis RAASCH is his son. Born 19 Sep 1893 and died 3 Nov 1945. he was married first to Olga Berthine BOE until her death in 1939. At his time of death it states his spouse is Margaret from Braham, Minnesota. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

RAASCH - I am looking for any one who would be willing to do lookups for Carl Raasch wife Emily/Amelia AND Emil Raasch and Olga Boe. I haven't been able to find them in census records but know they were there. I have newspaper articles, obits and family history. Carl was born in Germany. Emil's wife was from Norway. This summer a friend of mine said she saw birth records as she was looking for Boe's in the area. (Scott Township) Thank you and for additional info please e-mail me. Shirley Howell 301 N. 2nd St. Wellsville, MO. 63384 573-684-2544

Chuck Gahm Wednesday, August 28, 2002
HUEBNER, PONTOW, ZAHL - Looking for info concerning August ZAHL 1825-1888, buried at Emanuel Luth Cem Swan Lake Twp and Mary E. ZAHL buried at 1st Cem Stevens Co Framnas Twp.

Shirley Howell Thursday, August 15, 2002
RAASCH - I am looking for anything on my dad's family. He was born DONALD LUVERNE RAASCH Nov 27, 1930 There is no state birth certificate. Parents were Emil Louis RAASCH and Olga BOE.There were 6 children born of this union, all others registered in Birth Index. Was his missed? or was he not registered. His grandfather was CARL RAASCH who also lived in that area. There are several children listed for him and his wife but my researcher did not locate EMIL or DONALD. Carl immigrated from Germany and Naturalized.

Lori Widger Tuesday, June 04, 2002
NISSEN - I am looking for information on the Nissen families that lived in or near Hancock MN. The names I have so far are children of Friedrick and Catharina Nissen: Hannes Nissen, Nichols Nissen, Christina Elsie Nissen Gethjie, and Emilie Nissen. Nichols Nissen lived in Benson MN also. Emilie's dob was (or approximately was) 9 Oct 1884 and died April 1985 in Hancock, Stevens County, Minnesota. Christina was born 31 Dec 1875 in Presen (sp) Germany. I don't know the date of her death. Christina married Carl Gethjie on 29 Sep 1893 in Minden, Iowa. Carl and Christina had sons named Henry, Eddy, Herman, Glen, and John, and a daughter named Minnie that married Emmert Koch (lived in Alabama). Gethjie may be spelled Getje, Gethje, Gathje, Gatje, or a variation similar to those. There are quite a few 'Gathje' names in Minnesota, but my Grandmother says it is spelled 'Gethjie.' These are relatives of hers. Friedrick and Catharina were her grandparents. Her father was Mathaus Nissen, brother to the names listed above. If you have any information to share I'd love to have it. I e-mailed the Hancock Record for a copy of Emilie's obituary, but their hotmail account is no longer active.

Shirley Howell Saturday, May 25, 2002
BOE - Johanna BOE was buried at Drywood cemetery. I have not been able to locate it on any site. According to the obit she died in 1951. She was a member of the American Legion Aux in Appleton. Also, her husband may be buried there Olaf (Ole) BOE. any info would be greatly appreciated.

Marthann Kohl Monday, April 29, 2002
KOHL - I am looking for any info on: William Jackson KOHL b. 25 Jan. 1861 in Mechanicsville, IA; believe his wife was Dorothy BAHR; they possibly had 2 daughters. They were living in Morris, MN in 1926 Looking for death record for Dorothy, name(s), date(s) of birth, etc. for their children. Thank you very much for any info!

Kris Murray Saturday, April 27, 2002
WARNER - Looking for info on IRA WARNER. Have a Census listing for 1880 Rendsville, Stevens Co. Anyone have any info on Warners?

Shirley Howell Friday, April 12, 2002
BOE / RAASCH - I am searching Emil Raasch and Olga Boe Raasch. I believe Olga's father was O.S. Boe. They will be found in late 1800 and early 1900. I believe you will find death notices.From Swift County IL received information that the BOE'S are from the Stevens County. Olga BOE was born in Synnes Township in the 1890's. Her fathers name was O.S. Boe . Olga died in 1939. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Olga was my paternal grandmother whom I never met. She died 12 years before I was born.

Jpthompson7@cs.com Thursday, March 21, 2002
THOMPSON - My Great grandfather Ole Thorson born Nov. 1842 in Norway came to the USA in 1865. He changed his name to Ole Thompson. He had at least two sons who were born in Minnesota; (Theodore Thompson born May 1872 and Paul born 1890). Ole Thompson Purchased land in Poulsbo, Washington. 9/28/1891. In the 1880 US Census index there is an Ole Thompson listed in Stevens Ct. , Darnen township. I am interested in anyone who has info regarding the Ole Thompson in Stevens co. to see if he matches my Ole Thompson?

Ken Upke Friday, March 8, 2002
ZELLMAR - I am looking for any information on my grandfather, WILLIAM ZELLMAR he is buried in the cemetery just outside of Donnelly Mn. his only daughter is Alvira Zellmar Upke Olsen. Who is also deceased.

Ellen Sherlock Monday, February 25, 2002
BERGSEID - Emory Bergseid is looking for information on his birth mother, Lynn Ellen Dahm Lowery Bergseid. She was born in May, 1948 in Stevens County. He believes she grew up there. She had three children with her first marriage and four children with her second marriage. Lynn died in 1995. Any info on her family would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Lila Kaylor Tuesday, February 19, 2002
HEINTZELMAN - I am searching for a couple of obituaries and was wondering if someone could help me. I would gladly pay someone. If you are unable to help me perhaps you could tell me what newspapers that might have the obituaries and I will try to perhaps get them on a library loan. I am looking for the obituaries of the following people: Engalena Heintzelman, death date is 30 Aug 1989, her residence was Morris, MN Mike Heintzelman, death date is Dec 1975, his residence was also, Morris, MN I would also like information on Michael Heintzelman and his wife Wilhelmina who lived in Morris in the early 1900's. I believe they may have died in Morris. Is there a death index that would list them or some other records that may have information of them. Any information that I can get would be helpful. -- Also
searching for the birth date and death date of Michael HEINTZELMAN and his wife Wilhelmina NEUHALFEN. Would like to know children names. I know they lived in Morris in 1919.

Gale Hansen Tuesday, February 19, 2002
HANSE - Looking for any family info on Lars and Barbra or Barbro Hanse. My gggrandparents homesteaded in Stevens County, around Morris, in 1867 I believe. They had at least 7 sons and most of them entered South Dakota. One of them was my ggrandfather. Lars would be my gggrandfather. I have heard they were buried in the Scandia cemetary. I was wondering where that was at. I also heard that this cemetary was on the Hanse homestead. I've just started seaching and be very thankful for any help.

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