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Sara Holmes <> Wed Dec 16 09:18:17 1998
I am researching the family of Israel FREEMAN and Mary E. LAMB who were married in Spring Valley in 1857, later removing to Iowa about 1860. Mary's parents were Lyman and Mary LAMB from Cattaraugus County, NY. Lyman had died by 1860, but Mary appears on the 1860 Census in Spring Valley along with children Simeon D., Amelia, Joseph, Helen, Emma, and David. Thanks for any help!

David J Webb <> Sun Dec 13 10:54:53 1998
Looking for descendants of David Black Hawk HENDRICKSON (b. 1838 OH) or descendants of his sister, Mary Jane HENDRICKSON SPRINGSTEEL (b. 1820 OH; wife of James b. 1818 OH). David HENDRICKSON is on the 1860 census of Bristol Township, Fillmore Co., MN with his sister and brother-in-law. By 1870 David HENDRICKSON has married Martha X (b. 1844 NY) and has two children, Anna (b. 1864 MN) and Lilia (b. 1869 MN); his sister has died and James SPRINGSTEEL has remarried. I have not found David HENDRICKKSON in the 1880 MN Soundex and believe he may have moved; James SPRINGSTEEL remained in Bristol through 1880, but I have not found later records. I am interested in finding descendants willing to share information on these lines.

Debbie Russell <> Fri Dec 11 21:44:04 1998
I'm looking for information on Franklin Rudolph Nelson b. May 19, 1889 in Plainview, MN. m. jul 5, 1920 Florence Louise Eddy b. Jul 2, 1892 in Preston,MN. Franklin's father was John Nelson d. may 18, 1898 and is buried in Chatfield Cemetery, Charfield MN., his mother was Esther Giem b Jan. 15, 1854 in Ohio, d. Nov. 26, 1923, burial in Chatfield Cemetery, Chatfield, MN, her father was August William Giem, mother Elizabeth Miller. Franklin's brothers and sisters are: Lena Catrena m. Edward Baker, William, Frederick C. b. apr 12, 1877, m Nov. 2, 1932 to Adeline Gilchrist, Edward Silas b. Sep. 17, 1882 and John Henry b. jul 6, 1886. Any help in finding any info will be greatly appreciated

Lisbet Persson <> Wed Dec 9 03:33:45 1998
I am a swedish genealogist who are looking for my The people I am looking for is Maria Andersson, born 1885 the 24th of September in Sweden. she was married to Lars relatives. They used to live in Spring Valley, Minnesota. Andersson, born the 29th of March 1882. Their children were Alfred Andersson, born 1904, Elmer Andersson, born 1906 and Harley Andersson, born 1908. Alfred was married to Gladys and they had the son Gene Anderson, born in 1929. Gene Andersson in his turn had the children Bobby Anderson born 1950 and Sherry Anderson born 1953. Harley Andersson mentioned was married to Rachel. I have had information that might lead me on to Elmer Anderson's branch but I know nothing about the other branches. I know for sure that the older generation lived in Spring Valley but I do not know about the later generations. Very very happy if you can help me with some advice. Kind regards

Ann Brownlee <> Tue Dec 8 20:55:11 1998
I'm looking for the family of ARCHIE LAIRD. He was born around 1860 in Chatfield, Fillmore County MN. He died in Oakland CA in 1939. He lived in Idaho County ID at the turn of the century and was married to IDA HAFER. I would like to know when he moved to Idaho because he may or may not be my great grandfather. His parents were Andrew Laird and Addella Mary Laird. Thanks for any help.

Bob Moore <> Sun Nov 29 08:16:46 1998
Seeking information on Severt Skare. I believe he came to Spring Valley, Fillmore County from Norway in 1881. He Married Anne Flaten and had one known child, Sigurd, Born October 10,1883 in Spring Valley. I am especially interested in knowing Severt's place of birth, His parents names, and the names of Sigurd's siblings,if any. Thanks for any help you can provide.

Jim Hitchcock <JHITCHCOCK@AOL.COM> Sun Nov 15 13:40:31 1998
Searching for the following LUDWIG family, all probably born in Berks Cty, PA. Moved in about 1862 to Fillmore Cty., MN. Birth dates based on 1870 census.
1 Harrison Ludwig b: Abt. 1823 probably in Amity Twp., Berks Cty., PA d: August 26, 1895 in Chicago, IL
... +Margaret J____, wife of Harrison Ludwig b: Abt. 1822 in PA.
2 Darius Tobias Ludwig b: June 13, 1845 in PA d: December 18, 1911 in Minneapolis, MN
... +Ellen Sedate Peebles b: March 21, 1849 in NY d: March 10, 1913 in Minneapolis, MN
2 John Ludwig b: Abt. 1847
2 Jacob Ludwig b: Abt. 1850
2 Franklin Ludwig b: Abt. 1852
2 Martin Luther Ludwig b: Abt. 1855
2 Catherine Ludwig b: Abt. 1857
2 Sarah Ludwig b: Abt. 1859
2 William L. Ludwig b: August 02, 1863 d: July 06, 1931 in Washington Cemetery Minnesota

Kenneth Golden <> Tue Nov 3 00:10:18 1998
Tracking: Michael DIEBOLD (1815 - 1869) and Margaret HAMM (1818 - 1914). Children: Catherine; Anna m. DEMPEWOLF; Jacob; Michael (1845 - 19xx) married Catherine xxxx:
Henry/Arthur/Alfred/Charles/Emma/Myrtie; Emma m. Augut WIEGAND; Mary m. William GINDER; Margaret m. SCHMIDT. The DIEBOLDS arrived in Preston, MN area in mid-1850s WIEGAND and GINDER families stayed in area into early 1900s e-mail me with info. Thanks.

Leanne Wiese <> Tue Oct 27 16:37:21 1998
I am looking for the family of Theodore J. Eames b. 1825 NY m.1850 Emmaline Onstein b. 1832 Lorain Co., OH. Their children were Havilah, Olivia, Friend Marshall, Glenn Dennis, Frank Gaylord, Percival Floyd, and Eugene Jackson Willis. Percival and his mother operated a strawberry farm in Canton. Please e-mail me if this sounds familiar to you.

Don Vatne <> Fri Oct 23 10:15:03 1998
John F. Haymaker and his wife Emily located to Fillmore County, MN from OH about 1850. I am searching for any information on their children and descendants. I'm also looking for the date of death and burial location for Emily Haymaker. Thanks for any help that can be given.

Pat Magnuson <> Thu Oct 15 22:57:20 1998
Looking for info on the Green family living in Rushford from 1861 to 1902. Father was John who married Mary Hall. Children were George, John, Charles, Walter, Lulu, Etta and Fred. Mary divorced John Green in 1901 and married neighbor John Hanson. I vam seeking more info on any of these relatives.

Joan Magee <> Thu Oct 15 07:39:10 1998
Searching for any information on my great grandfather, Carl ELSTAD,b. Sept. 9, 1849, who came to Fillmore Co. from Bergen, Norway about 1857-8. He was the son of Lars ELSTAD. Lars died shortly after arriving in America and his wife married Peter RHU. They had children named Martin and Ole RHU. Family tradition says they lived near Lanesboro. Later Carl ELSTAD changed his name to LARSON. He married Martha WILBERG and they settled in Scott Co. Any info would be appreciated, as I know very little about this family.

Jan Edvardsen <> Thu Oct 8 09:45:10 1998
I'm looking for information/descendents of the following persons that according to the "Leikanger Bygdebok" emmigrated to the USA in 1866 and settled in Arendahl, Fillmore Co, MN, USA. Nils Nilsson Kvålen born 1811 married 1842 to Unni Nilsdtr. Henjesand, Henjum born 1822 Children: 1. Marta born 1843 2. See below. 3. Nils born 1849 4. Synneva born 1855 5. Sigrid born 1857 6. Kari born 1860 7. Unni born 1863 There is also a son no.2: Knut born 1845 that emmigrated in 1861. It is believed that the whole family reunited in the US. Nils Nilsen Kvålen was a cotter at Gjellen under Henjum (Henje). His wife was born at Henjesanden under Henjum (Henje) in Sogn og Fjordane County, Leikanger municipality, Norway. They migth have used the name Henjum or Henje in the US. Gjellen og Nilson may also have been used. Or - of course - some anglification of the above mentioned. Inofrmation would be highly appreciated.

Janet Kilburn Blanchfield <Jan in> Mon Oct 5 13:42:13 1998
Am seeking info on my paternal grandparents. Edwin Kilburn was born 9/17/1873 at Washington MN, I would like to find his date of death. My grandmother's name was Anna E. Hawkins b 10/12/1873. Date of marriage 3/20/95. They lived in Spring Valley. By heresay, the Hawkins name was previously "HAAKINSON" (sp?). I believe Anna was one of 10 children. Any info greatly appreciated.. Thanks.

Trudy Spanier <> Sat Oct 3 18:47:18 1998
Julian H. Mullenix b. abt 1864 Wisconsin had a homestead near Spring Valley, Fillmore County, Minnesota. He married Stella Bly. He had two brothers who may have also settled in the area Haywood B. Mullenix b. 1857 who married Hannah Mann; Rollin C. Mullenix b. abt 1870 WI. Their parents were William C. Mullenix and Hepsy A. Bunker mother of Rollin C. Mullenix was Cynthia A. ???? Other people related to Julian Mullenix are Minnie Sinclair OR Sinclear Ballinger; Ozro OR Ozra Ballinger; George Wickersham, Cynthia Bates Wickersham; Lucy Wickersham; George Sinclair. Can anyone help me with anything on these people? I know Minnie Sinclair Ballinger died February 1979 in Spring Valley. Is there anyone who could lead me to a cemetery there or local newspaper to get an obit for her? Thanks.

Paul Holzer <> Tue Sep 29 10:44:37 1998
My grandmother, Sarah Ester Wise was born of the Reverend Elias Wise and his wife Margaret Elizabeth on April 3rd, 1869 at Spring Valley. Elias Wise was with the Evangelical Luthern Church. Any ifo will be highly appreciated. Paul Holzer

Mary Ferm <> Fri Sep 25 18:57:10 1998
William A. Hotchkiss was newspaper editor in Preston, Fillmore Co from about 1866 to 1890. He had been Capt. of 2nd Minnesota battery during the Civil War. His wife was Amanda; his children were Clarence, Charles, William, Franklin, Alvin, and Laura. Is this the same person as William Augustus Hotchkiss, son of Andrew Hotchkiss and Laura Pangman, who was born 2 Feb 1822 in NY? Andrew Hotchkiss was a resident of neighboring Olmsted Co from 1856 to his death in 1876. Andrew's other sons were Rollin R. and Robert B Hotchkiss also of Olmsted Co.

Richard John Preston < (on behalf of Richard John Preston)> Sat Sep 19 09:05:56 1998
Richard John Preston is looking for any information about his granfather, John L. Preston. John L. Preston was born in London, Minnesota (Fillmore County) on April 23, 1871. He married Miss Clara Sprague of Prosper, Minnesota (Fillmore County) in September of 1894. He died of tuberculosis on July 24, 1904, leaving a wife and one son, who was eight years old at the time of his father's death. The funeral was held on July 27, 1904, in Canton, Minnesota, and he was buried in the Prosper cemetery, four miles from Canton. John L. Preston had attended school in Decorah, Iowa but later settled in Browns Valley, Minnesota. He was engaged in business, being a member of Preston and Benson. His death at the age of 33 occurred after he spent a winter in San Antonio, Texas, where he had gone to alleviate the symptoms of his tuberculosis. Richard John Preston, 20824 Limousine Drive, Sun City West, AZ 85375-6552.

Sharon Nelsen <> Fri Sep 18 17:56:07 1998
I am intereseted in any information regarding the EBNER family. They lived in the Rushford area. Michael came to America in the early 1800's. Thank you for anything you may be able to help me with.

Marie C. Schroeder <> Fri Sep 18 09:54:04 1998
TUVE/TUFF/TEW - five brothers who were among the first settlers of Fillmore County: looking for information on descendants, I have a biography written in the 1970's. Would like more info on the Reinertsen family, lived near Rushford, later moved to Day County, South Dakota. Looking for any info on Severt and Ragnhild Tuve Thompson, my grandmother's parents, living in Fillmore County when she was born, later moved to Deuel County, South Dakota.

Kay Hawks <> Tue Sep 15 11:45:47 1998
I am looking for information regarding my ggrandparents, Samuel WYLEY and Sarah Catherine HIPES Wyley, who were married in Fairview, Fillmore Co., MN on 2 Jan 1870 and also lived in Spring Valley, Fillmore County, Minnesota, and Woodstock, Pipestone Co, Minnesota between 1870 and 1884. Any information regarding them would be appreciated.

June Manger Gemberling <> Sun Sep 13 19:00:34 1998
I am seeking any information on the Vinger family. They immigrated from Norway about 1890, settled in Fillmore Co., Mabel, Mn. Some of the children's names were: Jennie, Olaf, Oscar, Carl, Henry, Jake, Minnie. Minnie was my mother. I have no dates of birth or death on the others. Thank you, June G.

Michael A. Hobart <> Mon Sep 7 01:23:04 1998
I am looking for any information on whether or not (exclusion would be useful!) any of the three Edward Jacobsons born in Fillmore county (Chatfield or Carrolton twps.) in the ca. 1863-1867 interval was in Norway about 1895. They were all first cousins, sons of Hans Jacobson, John Jacobson, and Ole Jacobson, (those in turn sons of Jacob Oleson). In particular I would like to see if one of the Edwards was in the Garmo-Lom area of Gudbrandsdalen (Oppland Fylke). Any information on these Jacobson families would be useful. Thanks in advance, Mike H.

kathy cole <> Mon Aug 24 11:50:58 1998
Here is what I know about my grandmothers family- Edward Cole married Hannah? Their son Walter Cole was born in MN and married Elizabeth Goodwin. My grandmother, Dora Elizabeth was born in Spring Valley MN in 1904. In about 1908 all of these people moved to Washington/Oregon. Not much to go on. I would appreciate any help in finding where they came from. If it helps, they are Christian Science.

Carole Zender Krysan <> Sat Aug 15 09:18:02 1998
My grandfather, Vic Zender, and his family lived in Wykoff from about 1889-1901. He owned the Palace Saloon. Any information about Wykoff during this time or any "stories", particularly about the saloon would be appreciated.

Karen H. Griffin <> Sat Aug 15 12:22:28 1998
Evert Heusinkveld and his family moved to Cherry Grove from Alto, WI in 1868. They attended a Dutch Reformed Church in Greenleafton. Evert was a farmer, carpenter, furniture maker, bee keeper. They had ten children, some married and stayed in WI. Two youngest children were Willem and Hendrik Jan. Willem married Alyda Scheevel on 3/13/1879, probably in Greenleafton. Willem owned a country store and was a carpenter. He and Alyda had 9 children: Effie, Henry Alvin, Benjamin, Jeanette, Minnie, Mable, Emily, Zilda and Clifford. Last 4 born in Iowa. Would appreciate any information available and will be glad to share my info.

Richard Rohde <> Mon Jul 27 09:34:26 1998
Gggrandfather Karl (Carl) ROHDE (b. 1845- 1855) may have migrated from STARGARD POMMERN with brother William ROHDE In Spring Valley. Karl's son Edward ROHDE (b. 1865-1875) married Antonia PONTO (b. 1863 d. 1942 Buried Stewartville MN). Edward either died or left Antonia with a daughter Alice ZELLMEL and sons Elmer ROHDE, Carl ROHDE and Arthur F ROHDE (b. 3-5-1890 in Stewartville MN d. 6-14-1961 buried The Dalles OR) Married Laura KROENING and have four sons William Albert ROHDE (b. 2-18-1916 in Stewartville MN d. 7-9-1996 Cremated. Jacksonville Fl), Robert Henry ROHDE (b. 11-23-1923), Arthur F ROHDE Jr (b. 7-1-1925 in Evanston IL) and Donald ROHDE (born in Stewartville MN).

Keri Brewitz <> Wed Jul 15 13:42:56 1998
Searching for info on Ole FOSSE/FOSS and wife Karie AANOHRE, three known children, Anna born 1842 married John FREDERICKSON in 1865 in Pilot Mound, Fillmore Co., they left the area a few years later, Kirste b.1843 d.1889, and a son Peter. Please and thank you for any help.

Lita Bower <> Sat Jul 4 13:50:08 1998
Am looking for info on John, Jack, George families specificly, also Mosher and Bicknese. The Bowers were there from at least the mid 1880's til 1920's when the last Bower man moved to WI. They may have lived on property at Town 103, Range 12. Thanks

Pamela Hartman <> Thu Jul 2 07:58:26 1998
Does anyone have any info on any GOUGH family that lived in Fillmore Co. before 1900? Thanks-Pamela in WI

Carol Shore <> Mon Jun 29 09:09:31 1998
Gelette, Montraville married ELLES, Mary Susan 20 Feb. 1868, in or near Preston. Montraville born 18 May 1844, Warsaw, Hancock Cty., Illinois. Mary born 1850. Would like to get a copy of the marriage certificate, newspaper announcement of wedding, or any indication of where they went after wedding. Dates and parental info. on Mary unknown; parental info. on Montravillle unknown. Any information on above greatly appreciated. In Civil War pension file, Montraville stated that his marriage certificate should be in the court house at Preston as he had never sent for it.

DARRAL LAWSON <> Mon Jun 29 19:35:24 1998
Researching A.K. HANSON, Rushford, Filmore Co, son George Albert Hanson married Helga Emma Mitilda Madland Dau of Thomads Thomas G. JENSEN MATLAND. Have conformation cert. over 100 years old for NORA HELGA MADLAND. Mother was Haegge (HELEN) Toollefsdatter. George Albert was her 5th cousin the Hanson family ran a hardware store in Rushford in 1880 need any thing on the HANSONS, GEORGE is buried in Rushford. He was born in Wis.

Jim Johnson <> Tue Jun 9 15:37:02 1998
Catrine Jensdotter Ylvisaker, born 9 Jan 1821, Hansgarden, Ylvisaker, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway; died 1902, Ostrander, Fillmore county, Minnesota; married 19 Jun 1843, to Mikkel Jensen Nornaes / Northness. Seek exchange of genealogical data for ancestors, siblings, and descendants.

Pat McKenzie Mundale <> Sun Jun 7 12:04:04 1998
Louisa Fanny nee Carrier SHERBURNE. Died May 2, 1920. Death record is in Book E, Page 273, Line 5. Does this record give her parents names or where in Ohio she was born? Or where she is buried? Thank you.

LaVerda Butler <> Wed Jun 3 22:45:25 1998
I'm working on the Schoolcraft line and in the register of death in Fillmore there was two Samuel Schoolcraft mention. Could I get a copy of this and maybe where they are buried and obitutaries. thank you

susan cady <> Sat May 2 11:21:14 1998
Looking for information on Martin E CADY, born Nov 24,1852, place unknown. Died Jan 3,1929 in Spring Valley. Married Arvilla Jester Dec 1,1885. Arvilla born Jan 14,1886 in St Charles. Children include: Myron (1886-1952), Martin T (1888-1940), Nettie Mae (1893-1967), Samuel (1890-1892), Benton Howard (1895-1941), Bessie(1898-1898), Roxie (1899-1962), Earl (1904-1969). Also looking for Alma Marie RUDLONG. Trying to find out about their parents and other pertinent info. Any clues would be most welcome.

Sylvia Hurford <> Fri Apr 24 21:57:51 1998
Derk John Kleiboer (known as Dick) b. Sept. 14, 1884 at Greenleafton, Fillmore County, Minnesota d. July 24, 1943 in Saskatchewan (probably at Meskanaw) married Ella Lena Combs b. July 31, 1896 @ Francisville, IN d. Jan 30, 1975 at Meskanaw Saskatchewan. Would like information about Dick's family/parents, etc. Their children were Clarence, Basil and Harvey (Sask.) - Sylvia

Ruby Coleman <> Fri Apr 17 14:13:09 1998
Seeking information on Harry M. MOREY and his family who were living 1870-1890 or longer in Fillmore Co. In 1870 they were in Jordan Twp. Letters he wrote in 1888 from Big Spring indicated his wife was deceased and mentioned daughters Marimba and Christina. His wife was the daughter of John and Rebecca NEWMAN HOYT. Harry M. MOREY is possibly buried somewhere around Big Spring.

Joyce Nedeau Hable <Tooterken @> Thu Apr 16 07:17:15 1998
Seek information on the family of THOMAS COLEMAN and CAROLINE SOUTHER Thomas born in Ireland in 1839 they married in Preston, MN. in 1867 may have lived in Fountain, Mn. where they had a farm. My grandmother Mary Coleman married DANIEL FREEMAN HODGE IN 1905 Wells, Minnesota. Caroline's father may have been Johnathan Souther mother Catherine Mc Guire. A cousin tells me others have research on this family please contact me I have a picture of Caroline and Thomas and have the childrens names. Would lke to Know where in Ireland Thomas was from and where buried Thank you Joyce Nedeau Hable

Jason Finley <> Wed Apr 8 23:24:44 1998
I would like any further information regarding my grandfather's parents and possible ancestoral history that may give me any indication as to our origination. My grandfather's name was Lloyd N Finley born 13 Jun 1915 and died Jul 1985. He lived in Chatfield, MN and registered SS# in Filmore county which was 475-16-0203. Any genealogical history would help me greatly.

Alfred W. Page <> Sun Apr 5 20:52:16 1998
I am researching the Lewis and Abigail Page family that lived in Preston, Fillmore Co. in 1860. They may have came to Preston from Vt. by way of Wis. Lewis is listed on the 1860 cencus but not on the 1865,1870 or the 1875 cencus. Abigail remarried in 1874 to Lorenzo Luce in Fillmore Co. My g. grandfather was Horace Page and with his brother Miller, moved to Pipestone by 1880. I would like to know what happened to Lewis and also where they moved from before coming to Preston. Thank you in advance for any information.

Audrae Mathis <> Sat Apr 4 03:00:47 1998
Tannetta "Nancy" maiden name unknown. Born 24 Oct 1828 Leydon, Holland. Died 9 Nov 1893 Greenleafton, Fillmore, MN. She married: (1) ____PORTER cir 1850 Racine, WI and had 2 children: Harrison S. PORTER and Elizabeth PORTER. (2) Peter DEVOS cir 1862 and had Jacob, Kate, Jane and Lucy DEVOS. Kate m. Wesley VRIEZE, Jane m. William VRIEZE, Lucy m. ___VRIEZE. Looking for anyone with info on Tannetta or Harry and Elizabeth PORTER. Harry PORTER is my great grandfather and he raised my mother after her mother died in 1928. He died 1953 in Ft. Pierre, Hughes Co, SD. My mother is quite ill and desperately wants info on him and his mother before she dies.

Darrel E. JOHNSON <> Thu Apr 2 19:19:03 1998
I am looking for what happened to Beata Mathilda Johnson born Sept. 19, 1889, daughter of Christian Johnson and Clara Johanna Johnson (both Johnson's-not relatives) of Fillmore Co. Her father, Christian Johnson, died of influenza on Feb. 21, 1889 before she was born. Beata was raised by her maternal grandparents, Osmund and Barbro Johnson of Holt Township, Fillmore Co. They were members of Elstad Lutheran Church. Beata's mother, later married an Evert Kiefer and lived in North Dakota.

Yvonne Westphal <> Thu Apr 2 10:14:20 1998
I would like to have any information about the children of Knud Halvorson, who lived in Carrolton township in the late 1850's to the present. He was married to Brita Iversdatter and they were charter members of Union Prairie church. They are my g grandparents, and I would like to know more about children: Martha married to Lewis Knutson in 1878; Halvor m. Emelia Swenson 1904; Ever m Anne Olson Overbo in 1886; Martin m. Ida Solberg in 1902 and Berthe who married Ludwig Sorum. (I have been in contact with that part of the family.) My gfather was Herman married to Marie Olson, sister of Helland Olson of Lanesboro. Thank you for your replies. Yvonne

Yvonne Westphal <> Wed Apr 1 18:49:12 1998
I am researching this line and find that Alfred Westphal was a teacher in Peterson, Mn. about 1912-14. Would appreciate it anyone could check school records to verify that information and names of possible family members. His brother, Martin Johan was a Lutheran pastor there from about 1903 to 1913 when he took a call to Canada. They had a large family and were involved in city band and other activities. I have most of the info on them, but Alfred's data I'm finding is hard to acquire. Thank you.

Gail Solberg <> Thu Mar 26 00:57:06 1998
Jorgan "George" SOLBERG born 5 Apr 1876 in Fillmore County. Married Ellen Reiersgord their children are: Edgar Jennings Solberg born 19 Nov 1900. Lloyd Orlando Solber born 14 Aug 1913. Very little known about his parents Jon "John" Solberg born Aug 1844 Kongsborg, Norway and his wife Jorgina "Eugina" born Feb 1843 Honefoss, Norway. Any information would be greatly appreciated, so we can try and find the missing link between USA and Norway. Thanks! Gail Solberg

Pat Gwynn <> Mon Mar 23 13:13:38 1998
I am searching for info on Harold G. Gwynn born in Chattfield, on April 30,1898. His father's name was Earl and mother's name was Ada Pottcarri. I don't know when the "e" was dropped from Gwynn. He married Mabel Josephine Johnson and later moved to N Dakota where they had two children, Earl and Joyce. Thank you for any info I might receive.

Shirley Pizziferri <> Sun Mar 15 1998 
Looking for information/descendants of James Patrick BARRON, d. Hamilton, Fillmore Co. ca. 1928. Can someone help me with obtaining death cert.?

Margery Rehard Jones <> Thu Mar 12 07:51:26 1998
I am searching for descendents of William Knox and Mary Ann Glass. They were married in Tyrone County, Ulster Province, Ireland and came to Fillmore County in 1854. They had 12 children: Jane, Margaret, 3 unknown, Sarah E., Mary A., Robert G., Martha, James, Matilda E. and William Luther Knox. William Luther KNOX married Winifred L. ARMSTRONG in 1885 in Canton Twp and died there in 1946.

Britta B. Harris <> Sat Mar 7 14:10:09 1998
Looking for descendants of Ola PERSON AGA, who left Norway (he lived in the Sorfjord area-Nortveiti-Aga) in 1864. He settled in Rushford, Minnesota where, in the family genelogy he is listed as a farmer. He had four brothers and two sisters. (Nils,Helgje,Ola,and Per..there were two Ola sons..Anna and Sofia) His parents were Per Nilson Jastad and Jorond Fredriksdtr Jastad. If you have a reply, please type my e-mail address in the header. Thank you. Britta B.Harris(

fiona o'mahony <> Thu Mar 5 18:34:25 1998
Looking for information on the COYNE surname. I do know that a Father James Coyne b.1841 in Co.Roscommon,Ireland, practised in Lanesboro. His two sisters,Teresa and Jane went out to be with him. There may also be evidance of a John Coyne who may also have joined them from New York. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.Fiona O'Mahony. Fr. James supposedly died around 1923.Thank You.

Orville McArthur <> Sat Feb 28 15:03:17 1998
Betsy Elmira Arnold HENDERSON and Rosewell HENDERSON lived in Fillmore, Fillmore County sometime between 1867 and 1872. Rosewell came from Michigan. We know that he died in 1872 and his wife remarried and became the wife of Calmus Walter in North Dakota. Does anyone have any record of the Hendersons and where they came from? Thank you.

Shirley Farrell <> Fri Feb 27 13:37:08 1998
Looking for information for William LEMON -LEMMON and his wife Mary. They are listed on the 1870 census living in Elliota, Fillmore County, Canton Township. Williams children were May and Lizzie and Williams father was Charles Lemon born in Ireland in 1800 and living with the family in 1870. Will be happy to share what info I have. Thank you Shirley Farrell

Shirley Farrell <> Fri Feb 27 13:28:37 1998
Looking for information on the THOMAS RICH family he and his wife Margaret are on the Fillmore Co. census for the year 1870 Elliota, Mn . Their children were Alfred, Sarah, Thomas and Allie. Would be greatfull for any info and will share what I have on Sarahs family. Thank you Shirley Farrell

Judy CASSEM <> Sat Feb 21 19:07:27 1998
I am looking for any information on Hans, Karl, Poul, Margit, or Inger Pedersen. They immigrated between 1857 to 1885 from Norway and lived in Fillmore Co and Cottonwood Co., MN. This is all the information I have on them. I am helping an internet contact and will be thankful for any help. Judy

Lita Bower <> Sat Feb 21 19:53:24 1998
I have a letter to my husbands grandfather, Jack Bower, in Wykoff, from his sister, Annie, in Fansham (Canada?) dated March 18, 1912. It refers to: Mother, born Mar. 23,1840; Father, born Apr. 25, 1833, died Feb. 19, 1912; George, born Aug. 19,1858; Jack (John), born May 23, 1861; Willie, birth unknown, died young; twins, birth unknown and died young; Lizzie, born Jun. 26, 1868; and Annie, born Dec. 5, 1870. To my knowledge, Jack married Angie Maricle and produced Bernice, Ethel, Laura (sp.), Anna and John K. Bower.

Bill Davidson <> Thu Feb 19 06:03:26 1998
William Addison Davidson came with his parents L. Davidson to Spring Valley, MN in 1867. He Married Lulu B. Odell, Feb 22, 1888. He Died December 06, 1895 at the age of 32. (this was printed in the Spring Valley Mercury Newpaper, December 13, 1895.) A few days prior December 6 1895 printed: L. Davidson and wife of New Hartford, MN, called here by the severe sickness of their son, W. A. Davidson who is at the home of Jesse Davidson in this city. One other Mercury news clipping was in Dec 1895, "We the relatives of W. A. Davidson take this opportunity to thank the kind friends who so kindly assisted us in his sickness and burial" signed Isaiah Davidson Jese Davidson Luther Davidson (may have been W. A. Davidson's father) Jesse Carey Davidson Married Linda Sample and I have their family history. Their parents were John M. Davidson and Ruth Carey. I have been able to located John M. Davidson and Ruth Carey family other then my Jesse Davidson. I can not make a connections to John's brothers and sisters not his parents.

Penny Nelson <> Thu Feb 12 19:33:08 1998
I am looking for a Ingaborg OSMUNDSON/OSMUNDSDATTER and a Halvor HAUSKEY or OSMUNDSON. Halvor was married to a Anna JOHNSON. His daughter, Ingaborg OSMUNDSON/OSMUNDSDATTER was born on September 9th, 1867 in Whalan, Filmore County, Minnesota. She married Albert NELSON on March 22, 1889. The two had eight children together. Ingaborg died on June 17th, 1906 in Camrose, Alberta, Canada. I would appreciate any help in trying to find any part of my heritage. Penny Nelson

Pauline Hubman <> Wed Feb 11 12:47:56 1998
seeking info on Martha Tucker, in Filmore County, the mother of Bertha Mae (Tucker)Palmer No dates or unknown first name of husband of Martha Tucker. Trying to find the birthplace of Bertha Mae Tucker, dad and cousin

Beverly Wagner <> Sat Feb 7 19:12:14 1998
I am looking for information about Adam and Amelia Radke Lietz who died in Spring Valley 1899 and 1892 respectively. They are buried in the City Cemetery in Spring Valley. They had children William, Herman, Ames, Julius Theodore, Augusta, John Gottlieb, Edward Aaron, and Edythe Amelia. My grandmother is Edythe Amelia LIETZ who was born in Spring Valley 21 Mar 1884.

tim gallagher <> Tue Feb 3 10:02:33 1998
My ggp's were Christopher MANAHAN and Mary TUOHY. I'm looking for all the basic stuff for my research. Thank you, Tim Gallagher.

Kathy Jorgens <> Fri Jan 30 15:07:26 1998
Many of my JENSON relations lived in Filmore county, Minnesota in the early 1860's and are buried in the Highland Lutheran Cemetary in Filmore county. My great great grandfather, Abraham Christain JENSON is buried there. I am interested in the descendants of his son, Jacob Annias Jenson (1870-1960) who might might still be living in or around the Rushford area. I would also like to hear from anyone else to is related to the Jenson family. Thanks, Kathy Jorgens

Jan Winter <> Tue Jan 20 13:47:14 1998
Daniel Carey and his wife Elvira were living in Bloomfield Township, Fillmore County, Minnesota during the 1850's and 1860's. They had a son, Samuel, that I believe died in infancy. I would like to find record of this death. Also would like birth records of any child born to Daniel and Elvira while they were in Fillmore County, especially two other sons, Lyman and Milton. Thanks.

Dennis Griffith <> Sun Jan 18 22:38:10 1998
Christian Christianson OYHUS came to US in 1867 from Sor Aurdal parish of Oppland County, Valdres area, Norway with his wife Maria(Bladsvedt) and son Ole Christianson Oyhus. They settled somewhere in Wisc and then moved to Fillmore County where their daughter Mina (Minnie) was supposedly born in 1872. The then moved to Logan Twshp, Dakota territory near Jasper MN. Christians mother Jorend Oyhus Garthushagen (M Hallstein Larson Garthushagen) was probably with them. I need name and information of Ole's wife, mother of Mina and later my ggrandmother Louisa. Believe it to be Anna ?

Debra Jacobson <> Sun Jan 18 13:47:00 1998
I am seeking information on Elen Anna Rostvold and her husband Ole Estenson Akre. They may have come to the Preble Twp., Choice, MN area with her brother, Ole Rostvold. I don't know if Ole Estenson Akre was already established in the area when the Rostvolds arrived or if he came with them. Ole Estenson married Elen Anna Rostvold on 10 Dec 1873, at the Scheie Lutheran Church, Choice, MN and was a farmer by trade. Ole and Elen's first 3 children were born in Newburg township. They were Edward, Christian, and John Martin. John Martin was born in 1879. Their 4th child was Gilbert, born 6 Dec 1881. I'm not sure if Gilbert was born in Newburg Twp. or in Norman County, MN after the families moved north. Is there someone who could help me by seeing if this family appears in the 1880 census? Also does the name of Ole Estenson Akre appear on any land records at this time? Thanks for any and all help you may be able to give.

Debra Jacobson <> Sun Jan 18 13:38:16 1998
I am seeking any information on Ole and Kirstine Rostvold who arrived in Preble Twp., Fillmore,County, MN between Feb. 1871 and May 1872. Four of their 7 children were born in Preble, Twp.(1)Lars 22 May 1872, (2) Elen Johanna, 9 May 1874, (3) Anton 25 Feb 1877, and (4) Anna Karoline 6 Jul 1878. Anton died 20 Apr 1877. I see a son of Ole Rostvold is listed as being buried in the Choice Cemetery. Does anyone know if this would be Anton? Ole and Kirstine moved to Norman County, MN between 1878 and 1881. Would anyone be able to confirm whether they appear in the 1880 census? Any information would be appreciated. Thanks so much for your help.

Barbara KIRKPATRICK <> Sat Jan 17 14:17:04 1998
Seeking information on Samuel BELDEN b. abt. 1820 in NH. Found him in the 1870 census in Bloomfield twp. Fillmore Co. Minn. He was the head of the household. Henry 20 years, Benjamin 18 years Lenora WHEELER 80 years, Aaron 16 years old. Leanora Wheeler was my 2nd great grandmother, was Samuel her oldest son by her first marriage to a Belden? Any information would be appreciated.

Don Bjerke <> Sun Jan 11 16:43:47 1998
Torgrim Pedersen Bjerke (Brn Dec 7, 1830) and Wife Kari Halvorsdtr Olerud (brn Aug 11, 1832) from Hadeland, NO eimgrated to Rushford area in 1862. Children: Ingeborg (brn Jan 9, 1856) Harvor (brn Jul 1, 1858)

Annette Biggs <> Fri Jan 9 13:37:44 1998
Luwena Lenora VAN DOREN was born in Fillmore Co. about 1850- 60.This is all the information that I have at this time.

Lorrie Roemer <> Mon Jan 5 20:58:09 1998
In 1872 Henry John GRALING, his wife Catherine NEVINGER, and their six children journeyed in a covered wagon to Forestville, Fillmore, MN. They lived here only one year before moving to a county westward. Has anyone heard of this family in Forestville? Henry's cousin, Charles GRALING, also spelled GROELING, was one of the first settlers in Forestville (1855), being the 20th man to file on land in this township. Family members are buried in the Cherry Grove United Methodist Church and Forestville Cemetery. Can anyone shed light on this elusive Henry John GRALING? Thank you.

Jean Hudson McNamara <> Sun Jan 4 22:31:34 1998
Seeking info/descendants of Arthur Thomas HUDSON b 1837 and Nancy Catherine "Kate" KLINE b 1837. Lived near Preston 1863 to at least 1880 census. Children: John Arlington b 1862, Laura Ann b 1863, Julia Angeline b 1864, Oscar Jessup b 1868, Carrie L. b 1871, Hiram Walter b 1873, Mable Gertrude b 1875, Harry C. b 1877. Frederick C. b 1881.

Joanne Clark <> Fri Jan 2 19:19:30 1998
Looking for ancestors of WILLIAM CLARK who married SUSANNA McCOLLUM in Aug 1855, lived in Chatfield, Fillmore Co where William Clark died on May 12, 1888 at his daughter's (Mrs. Carter Thompson). He was 70 years of age. Children of William and Susanna Clark are WILLIAM PERRY CLARK born 1856, ANDREW CLARK born 1858, CHARLES CLARK born 1859, HARVEY CLARK born March 25, 1863 (married Mary Wilson July 9, 1884), and JAMES CLARK born 1865. I do know that HARVEY CLARK was born in Jordan Township and died in October 1943 at the age of 80 years. WILLIAM PERRY CLARK married IDA MAY FINLEY in Millbank, SD. Their son, MILO TABOR CLARK is my paternal grandfather. Please contact me if you have any info on my ancestors.