1996 and 1997 Queries

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Does anybody know this family: Anders Gustaf Peterson b. 1843 June 20 at Bjurtja:rn, Sweden, died in Meeker county 1919 June 20 Charlotte, wife b. 1885 April 1 at Ha:ggenås, Sweden, died 1921 Dec. 25 Children: Henning b. 1875 July 25 Hilda b. 1878 June 15 Emely b. 1881 Sep. 7 Mina b. 1884 July 1, d. 1913 March 15 Came to Meeker co. from Minneapolis in 1885. Belonged to Dassel First Lutheran Church. Kjell Nordqvist, Karlskoga Heritage Society http://w1.586.telia.com/~u58601239/

Looking for any info on JOHN WESLEY BENTON who lived in Meeker Co.1869-1880+ Married to Julia C. PRATT and had children Marion, Ida May (m. Manson), Ella G(married George Waller), Roy E., Stella, and Amelia (m. TOMBERLIN) 10 January 1998 Beth Waller mbwaller@mega-com.com

I am interested in finding information on my great great grandfather, Frederick Lewerenz & his wife Fredericka Voss Lewerenz, & their parents & families that came before them. Frederick was born Aug 3, 1822, in Germany (Prussia), died May 21, 1873. His wife Fredericka Voss Lewerenz was born Oct. 5, 1821, in Germany (Prussia) and died Aug. 18, 1876. They are buried in the Lake Ripley Cemetary in Litchfield, MN. Frederick & Fredericka Lewerenz, emmigrated from Prussia in approx 1862 or 1863, I'm not sure of the exact date. As far as I know, they lived in Dundee, Illinois until at least 1870. (They are listed in the Minnesota 1870 census, with their 3 children, Minnie, born approx 1852, (married H.F.Krueger), John, born approx 1855, & Charles (Charley), born Feb. 22, 1862. When they came to Minnesota, they lived in Ellsworth Township of Meeker County. Charles Lewerenz is my great grandfather.

Charles Lewerenz married Fredericka (Rica) Smith on June 11, 1891. Fredericka is the daughter of Fred Smith & Dorthea (Doro or Dora) Brun Smith. Rica had 2 sisters, Mary, (married name Hauser), & Alvina (married name Mrs. John F. Mattsfield), & brothers: August, Charles, Robert, Albert, Henry & Otto. Rica was born in Dundee, Illinois May 28, 1865. Rica & her family came to Meeker County in 1870. I was able to find this information about her from her obituary in the Litchfield Paper dated Saturday, March 5, 1921. Rica, (Mrs. C.F.Lewerenz died March 3, 1921). (Charles F. Lewerenz obituary is in the Aug. 25, 1939, issue of the Litchfield paper. Charles and Rica are also buried in the Lake Ripley Cemetary.

This is as far back as I have been able to trace these ancestors of mine. I couldn't get any records of the Smiths from the state of Illinois, they did not have records of Rica's birth. My next step is to try and find the name of a city or county where they resided in Prussia. I've been told that their church should have "joining membership" records. (Confirmation records for children should tell where they were baptised) Does the Ellsworth Lutheran Church, Ellsworth Township, Meeker County, still have these records? Is it somehow possible for me to get copies of these?

I know Charles Lewerenz & Rica Smith were farmers in Ellsworth Township. After their marriage in 1891, they had 3 children: Robert F. Lewerenz, my grandfather, born March 19, 1892, another son, Walter, born 1894, and a daughter Alvina, (Mrs. Walt Goemer), born 1900. Charles had a 200 acre farm, known as Cedar Lawn Farms, started about 1916. I'm providing this information in hopes that it will help me find the starting point of my family, surname LEWERENZ, and where they originally emmigrated from. I know there are still family relatives living in Litchfield, & I would very much appreciate any information you have. I would like to keep tracing my ancestors as far back as I can. Thank you very much! Jan.10, 1998, Cheryl Brown, djbrown@usinternet.com

Searching for George and Elizabeth (Goble) WALLER who moved to Meeker Co. in 1869. Several children married in Meeker: Sarah Jane to J.R. TOWNSEND, Margaret E. to George W. GOBLE, William R. to M. Addie MARTIN, and George Washington Waller to Ella G.BENTON. (my line) Would like to correspond to any descendents of these children. I do not know the place or date of death of George or Elizabeth Waller, and would appreciate anything. They were still in Meeker in 1885. There was some talk of having moved to Spokane. 10 January 1998 Beth Waller mbwaller@mega-com.com

Edwin Delmont Thoms and Marie Isabel Fisler were married around 1900 in Darwin, Minnesota. I'm trying to find any records of this. Thanks! Marianne George 18 December 1997 Polarisfarm@Earthlink.net

The name of the person I am researching is CLARA LONGSTROM. Clara is born since 1900 and not known to be dead. Her spouse is listed as SIGFRIED LORENTUIS LARSON, b. 11 May 1890, d. 14 Mar 1962. They were supposed to be living in Meeker Cty. Swede Grove twshp. This is all I know of the person I am hunting for. Thank you for responding. 7 Dec 1997 Jerry Longstrom, 6941 W Eugie Ave, Peoria, Arizona 85381 jel@netvalue.com

I am looking for information on Emily L. [SIMONDS] BASSETT, who was known to have been living in Meeker Co. MN in 1876. Emily was named in a SIMONDS will, as a grand daughter, married name BASSETT. Any information would be greatly appreciated. November 19, 1997 Anne Townsend Anneto@aol.com

I am looking for place of birth, parents and how he got here. Henry Ramus Jacobson (spelling may have been changed from sen to son when he got his papers do to his writting) born 26 April 1868 Denmark, died 26 July 1955, buried in Meeker county Rosendale Mn. Married Hannah Peterson 16 Oct 1899 in Litchfield. She was born 1877 St. Paul, died 22 March 1948 and buried in Rosendale. Children: Martin Peter born 4 Aug 1900 died 28 Nov 1985 Walter Clarence born 28 Sept 1905 died 26 March 1981 (this was my Grandfather) Lilly Henretta born 5 July 1913 married 22 Aug 1932 (thats all the information I have on her) Thank you for your help. Nov. 14, 1997 Mike Jacobson mjacobso@mail.tds.net

I have been able to trace my gggrandfather, Martin Block, his son August and daughter Maria to Meeker County in 1870. They arrived in NYC in April 1870. Maria Block married August Kressin at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Hutchinson in 1874. The family of August Block and family of Martin Block were in the 1880 Meeker County census, living in Cedar Mills area. I am interested in this family. I would like to know the address(es) of the County Historical Society if there is one and the county clerk's office. Thank you very much. Nov. 8, 1997 Mary F. Clauss mclauss@sdcoe.k12.ca.us

I am looking for descendents of Thomas Skeen who resided near Swan Lake, Dassel, MN in the mid-1880's. Thomas moved from Hillsboro, Fleming County, KY after his wife Caroline had died there in childbirth. My grandfather John Elbert Skeen was 12 years old at the time of the move and he was born in 1874. So that would be approximately 1886. He had children besides John named: William, David Alex, Bingerman, Harrison (killed in WWI) and Martha, Melissa, Elizabeth.and Nellie born when the wife died. If someone has the census for 1880 and could look up this family I would appreciate it very much. Also, 1890 census. Any help at all would be welcomed. Thank you akashirley@aol.com Shirley Skeen Borden October 21, 1997

Seeking descendents of Garrett Deweese Arrowood and Louisa Jane (Wells) Arrowood. In particular, looking for his daughters Margaret Elisabeth, Mary Jane, Martha Calladona, Laura Belle. Sarah Montana's descendents are accounted for. Sons were James Morgan, Moses Bartly, William Morris, Jackson Daniel, Granville Alexander. Two children died in KY in infancy--John Wesley and Nancy Minta. Any of Garrett's brother Reverend William Arrowood's descendents would be very much welcomed and appreciated.  P.S. I am in communication with Bill Blandin who is also a Garrett/Louisa descendent through William Morris Arrowood. akashirley@aol.com Shirley Skeen Borden October 21, 1997

According to my records, Helene (Lena), DOB 1-30-1872 - Evansville, IN married John Bremer - no date of birth available. I'm wondering if anyone can tell me if they were married in Meeker (Cosmos area) County. The year would have been in the 1889-1892 range. They had one child that I know of - William. Also, I do not have dates of death for either Lena or John. Marti073@Gold.TC.UMN.EDU Jeanne Ullevig-Martin Oct 8, 1997

I'm trying to find out more about my grandparents, lived in Dassel,Minn. Grandfather was onetime mayor? Grandfather and family immigrated from Sweden there name there was Tindealius? changed to Salberg or Sallberg in this country. He had a brother Cully Sallberg, both are buried in the Dassel Cemetary. He was married to Lottie Sallberg. Lotties maiden name was Delong. Would like any information on them. jbay@naplesnet.com Jon Bay Sep 30, 1997

Thomas TOMBERLIN md. Elizabeth RITCHIE in LeSueur Co. on 18 July 1861. Elizabeth was the dau. of Michael RITCHIE and his wife, Elizabeth BARRICK who purchased land in LeSueur Co. in 1857. Other RITCHIE children included John, Joseph and Henry. The family later lived in Meeker and Crow Wing Counties. Any information on this family welcome.  Brudo1@aol.com Betty Rudolph Sep 30, 1997

I am looking for information on John F. TROUSDAIL or TROUSDALE b:1813-(possibly Ohio or Nn. Carolina.) d:14 June 1897 on homestead two miles north of Darwin,Meeker Co., Mn. Married to Elizebeth (Griene) TROUSDAIL, who died:31 Aug 1900, also in Darwin. (Obit in the Litchfield Independent-11 Sept., 1900) John F. and Elizebeth (Griene) TROUSDAIL came to Meeker Co. in 1868 or 1869 from Geneva, Jennings Co., Indiana. Their children were Mary Louisa (Mrs. Egbert E. Toms), Anna (Trousdail) Tillman, a M.J.(Trousdail) EdMinster, and Morgan Delmont Trousdail all living in the Darwin - Dassel area in the 1900's.

I am trying to trace both John F. and Elizebeth TROUSDAIL'S places of birth and names of parents. Several years ago I tried to get death certificates on both of the above but was unsuccessful. I would appreiciate any help you can give me. Sincerely, Judith Boie   jboie@northernnet.com  Sep 27, 1997

Looking for information on a, Swan Olson b.in Sweden on March 1841,Imigrated to the U.S. in 1863. Lived in Kingston Twps., Meeker county. He married Barrett Johnson in 1883 she was b. 1- 03- 1853. Also born in Sweden. His fathers name was Swen Swanson. Swan and Barrett had 8 children. Oscar b.Sept.1884, Alfred b. April 1886, Henry J. b. Feb. 1888, Anna C. b. Nov. 1889, Manda C. b. Oct.1893, Carl L, b. March 1897, Selma born after the 1900 cencus. Two of Swans brothers lived with them on the farm, worked as laborers. Thier names were, Charley Olson, born Jan- 1838, imigrated in 1882. Also Hans Olson, b. Feb. 1843 he came here in 1875. This info was found in the 1900 census, dated june 6. Supervisors Dist. 3 Emumeration District 12. Hoping to find decendents of these people for more information on this family. Other places of residence Dassel, Delano. Thank You A. Olson July 27, 1997 kaune@northernnet.com

LONG, Emanuel Baker b) 1856 married Minnie M. Wortz b) abt 1867 who livedin Forest City, Meeker Co. Minnie's parents: John Wortz and Elizabeth Eckley Wortz. Any leads please contact. Will share info. Carrol Swanson CarJeanS@aol.com Jun 28, 1997

Looking for any information on Peter (Green?) Cunningham (and his family) B. May 8, 1820, Virginia, D.Nov.15,1899, Dassel Meeker County, Minnesota Married Martha Ann Waller B. March 13, 1830, Kentucky, D.Oct.4, 1897, Dassel Meeker County, Minnesota (Was told by a family member that they were both buried at the Cunningham Cemetery in Meeker County, but has not been confermed yet). They had 11 children they are as follows: Rachel Ann (m.James (aka.Alex) Arrwood), Jacob b:July 2,1854 d:Dec.16,1938 (m.Martha Ann Waller), William b:Nov.8,1855 he died the same year he was born, Thomas Riley b: Feb. 4,1857 d: June 11,1929 (m.Jemima Mutters), James Peter b:Jan.22,1859 d:? (m.Nellie Furguson), Robert T. b:Dec.4,1862 d:Sept ?,1930 (m.Louis Ferguson), George W. b: Jan. 9,1864 d:Oct?,1929 (m. Florence Hodge), Drveilla "Jane" b:Sept. 30,1868 d: Aug. 23,1951 She went by the name Jane (m.Charles Wells), Savilla Etta b:May 15,1871 d:Aug?,1948 (m.Mr.? Forbert) Chas Henry b:May?,1873 d:? nothing is known of him, Margaret b:April 24,1876 d:April?,1973 (m.Alex Skeen). Peters mother also passed away in Dassel Meeker County, Minnesota some time after 1856, we figure that she is buried in the same cemetery as Peter and Martha. If there is anyone who might have any information no matter how small it would be greatly appresiated (obituary,census or death certificate would be very helpful). Thank You. LMyltoft@bc.sympatico.ca Leah Cunningham Myltoft Jun 22, 1997

SHIPP, Solomon (Swen) b 1874 m. Karolina (BERGQUIST) b.1878. 3 children--Edgar b. 1902, Alvin b. 1904, and Hazel b. 1913. I was told by family that the children were born in Forest City,Meeker Co. Any info such as where to write for birth records, deeds/property records. Possible churches in the area that may have records of baptism etc. Thank you.   rwfonkenmn@worldnet.att.net Terri Shipp Jun 12, 1997

Looking for Moses Hurt Bogar md. to Caroline Gay in 1883 in Meeker Co., Minn. Chester Bogar, their son was born 11 May 1892 in Meeker Co. Caroline was born 1857 in Carver Co., Minn. I am willing to exchange information. Thank you. Suzette Thompson redwolf@shadowlink.net Jun 5, 1997

I am looking for information on my great grandparents, Erick Paulson and Johanna Lundborg. They lived in Arctander Township on a farm near Sunburg. It is the place where members of the Daniel Peter Broberg and Andreas Larson Lundborg families were killed in the Souix uprising of 1862. Eric was the son of Jonar Paulson from Hoenefoss, Norway. Johanna was the daughter of Andreas Lundborg. I believe he was from Sweden. Larry Paulson lars@vegas.infi.net Jun 5, 1997

Searching for info on Carrie Etta Summers, b. Union Grove, Meeker Co., 11/1/1877. Daughter of J.C. Summers and Anna McEwen. Married to Charles Summers in Litchfield, MN 8/29/1897 (a distant cousin, family in Le Sueur Co.). InkyToots@aol.com Dawn May 31, 1997

Seeking any information on the Wooster and Stevens families in the mid 1850s in Meeker County. Help Please!! The Wooster family also lived in Wiscosin and originated in New York area. William Davison May 20, 1997

Searching for any information regarding the family of John Wortz m) Elisabeth Eckley. Both died in Forest City, Meeker Co - 1896 & 1913. Looking for info on their children, especially Minnie M. Wortz b) 1867 who married Emanuel Baker (E.B.) Long abt 1885 and moved to Webster, SD. Any information please contact. Thanks. Carrol Swanson May 19, 1997

Family lore says my great-grandfather Albion Paris WHITNEY founded the town of Kingston, Meeker Co. in about 1857, in which he built and ran a store, a saw mill and a flour mill. I would like to have confirmation (or otherwise) about this. A.P. WHITNEY is also said to have been elected the first Senator from Meeker Co., in 1858, although he probably never took office, since he left for California in that year. I would be interes- ted in any information. Thanks! Esther W. Mott May 11, 1997

Searching for Earl R. Lietzau (my father) geneology. Just starting my search. Some cousins still live in the area of Hutchinson in McCloud county. May have lived in the Cosmos area in Meeker county. Died in New Ulm in Brown county. Can you give me anything to get started or point me in a direction? Dean Lietzau May 9, 1997

I am researching the family of Davi C. STEELE that came to Minnesota from Ohio in the 1880's. He married Mathilda COLBERG in 1889. The COLBERGS are from Dassel, Minnesota in Meeker county. Could anyone Please help me with this search? Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks Glynda Walls-Southworth May 8, 1997

Johanes BENSON (my great grandfather) was born 10 Jul 1823 in Halland, Sweden, and he lived in Halmstad. He married Anna Christina JOHANSDOTTER on 28 Sep 1859; she was born 12 Jan 1831 in Hinneryd, Kronobergslän, Sweden and died about 1886 in Meeker County (Cosmos?). Johanes died 6 Apr 1909 in Litchfield. Both are buried in the Litchfield Cemetery at Lake Ripley They had five children; Charles Arthur (Karl August), born 21 Jan 1860; Inger (Emma), born 11Oct 1861; Albertina (Tina), born 20 Sep 1863; Elof (Edward), born 23 Oct 1866; and Amanda (Mandy), born 13 Sep 1870. Charles came to the U.S. on 12 Mar 1880. The rest of the family came to the US on 5 May 1880. They all lived in Chicago for 4 years, and then Johanes bought a farm in Cosmos, south of Litchfield, in Meeker County, Minnesota, where he lived with his wife and 3 daughters. Charles and Elof went from Chicago to Alexandria, Minnesota in 1891 or 1892. After the death of his wife, Anna, Johanes lived with his grand-daughter, Hazel BENGTSON Loofbourrow, daughter of Elof. When Hazel moved to Wilmar, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, Johanes lived with his daughter, Inger (Emma) OLSON (Emma and her husband, Jacob Peter Olson are also buried in the Litchfield Cemetery at Lake Ripley). I am interested in any information available concerning Johanes Bengston and his family, and particularly his son, Charles Arthur Benson (Karl August Bengston), who was my grandfather. I am also interested in information concerning the descendants of Inger (Emma) Olson. 9 June 1997 Neil E. Barber DevilDog@citywan.net

Looking for family info. on Christopher (Jacquemin) & Harriett Jackman. Chris. born @1826 in France, died 5-20-1889. Harriett born @1831 Died 6-14-1898. Need to know Harriett's maiden name & place of birth. Both are buried at St. Gertrude's Cemetery, Forest City, MN. They were my great-grandparents. I wrote a Jackman family history in 1995, but lack details. They were in Minn. before 1880, but could not locate them on 1880 census. (Possibly Kandiyohi County). Would be happy to share info. on later descendants...family of Joseph and Rebecca (Keefer) Jackman, who farmed in Forest City. Lois Hardy Apr 19, 1997

Hello, My name is Kevin Clark and I live in Montgomery Alabama. I wish to find information on the Nelson family in Minnesota. My Grandfather was Randall Nelson, born in Meeker County Minnesota in 1900. His parents (my great grandparents)names were Frank and Della (Myers) Nelson. According to my grandfathers birth certificate both Frank and Della Nelson were born in minnesota. At the time of my grandfathers (Randall Nelson) birth Frank Nelson was 39 years old and Della Nelson was 25. Randall Nelson married my grandmother Helen Rebecca Ellingson they had one daughter Shirley Nelson (my mother) born in Fergus Falls, Ottertail County Minnesota.My grandparents and mother later moved to Seattle Washigton. I wish to find the names of Frank Nelsons and Della (Myers) Nelsons parents. Frank Nelson would have been born around 1861 if his age of 39 on my grandfathers birth certificate was correct. I don't know the names of any of my grandfathers brothers or sisters but I do recall my mother telling me that he (Randall Nelson) had a brother that was killed in a shooting accident when he was a child. Any information concerning these Minnesota family members would be appreciated, Thanks. Kevin D Clark Apr 18, 1997

I'm looking for information on my g-grandmother, Marilla WOOSTER. I have a copy of a transcription of her diary. On its cover it reads: "Marilla Wooster" "Bernmeuller Mill" "Meeker Co." "Minnesota" The first entry is January 1, 1880. She was married March 13, 1880 to George Washington Stevens. They moved to Leadville, CO on April 6, 1880. She had sisters, Celia and Olive and a brother. Her family may have come from Waseca Co., MN to Meeker Co. I also am looking for info on my Stevens line Does anyone know where Bernmeuller Mill is? I think it may be near the border of Meeker Co. and McLeod Co. because, I have some receipts that were written in McLeod Co. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Ken Davison Apr 13, 1997

I am looking for descendants of Adam Geroge WENGERT, which included Martha C. WENGERT who married John F. HOBERLAND and lived in Litchfield, MN. Would like an obit for them (died 3.29.1941 and 6.8.1944) if possible. Their children and grandchildren include Litchfield residents Louisa Hoberland HOLLE, Josiah REEVES, Mary Jane "Jo" Hoberland REEVES, John L. REEVES, Niaomi Bublitz REEVES, and Hubert DEDRICKSON. Any help or contacts with presently alive relatives would be appreciated. Gene Wengert Apr 10, 1997

I'm looking for Borghild Gabrielson from Litchfield. If any of her relatives and others sees this please send me an E-mail. I'm told here in Norway, from Ole and Eva Skiaker, that she is the person to contact about our relatives in the US. Part of her adress, I think, is 502 Ramsey, 55355. Reply to: Vidar Smedsrud flytying@premiumproducts.com Vidar Smedsrud Apr 9, 1997

I have this information: Olaf [Hed Olaf Larson} HEDLUND b. 1816 Elfdalen, Dalarna, Sweden, d. 6 Jan 1892 in Dassel. Anna LARSDOTTER (his wife), b. 30 Jun 1816 ditto, d. 8 Aug 1890 Dassel. Anna Berta HEDLUND, (their daughter)b 22 Apr 1856 Sweden, d 21 Sep 1919 Dassel? Swan BOLLMAN, (her husband) b. 18 Jun 1848 Warmeland, Sweden, d. 8 May 1920 in Meeker County at home of dtr Serena Bollman Hagglund. George BOLLMAN (their son), b. 4 Dec 1877, d. 1951. Minnie NELSON (his wife), b. 4 Dec 1877, d. 1 Mar 1951. I assume both of these have Dassel ties since generations before & after did. Melvin A. BOLLMAN (their son), b. 9 Aug 1902, d. 27 Jan 1993 in Dassel. Lillian MATTSON (his wife), no dates, but lived & died in Dassel. Selma ERIC(K)SON (her mother), no dates, ties to Dassel? Louis J. MATTSON (her father), ditto. Matt MATTSON (his father), ditto. Kathy Jacobson Mar 25, 1997

Mother's family possibly first settled in Meeker County after immigrating from Sweden. Place names remembered from long ago mention by Grandmother Hawkinson are located in Meeker Cty. According to verbal family history, Ole Hawkinson arrived from Sweden in the 1870's. Looking for marriage records, 1980 census records of family, any records of where in Sweden he originated. J. Barstad Mar 13, 1997

Joannes Christiaan PAAS, b. 1813, his wife Maria Anna DAHLMANS, b. 1811, and their daughter Maria Clara PAAS, b. 1848, emigrated to Minnesota from Einighausen, the province of Limburg, the Netherlands. They settled in Forest City in Meeker Cty. I found Christiaan and his wife on the 1870 census of Forest City but no sing of their daughter. Christiaan was listed as a laborer. Who can help me with information on this family?? i.e. when they died, were they are buried, what happened to the daughter?? Thanks in advance for any help. Irma Lommen - Salden, Limbricht, the Netherlands Mar 14, 1997

Hi, my name is Andrew Paul Stenhoff and I live in the Town of Flint which lies on the North Coast of Wales in Great Britain.The Stenhoff name is a very rare Family Surname which originates in South West Sweden. One branch of the family resides in the USA and all are desendant from Peter Hokenson Stenhoff who emigrated from Sweden to the USA around 1860. The Stenhoff family in the USA today has several families spread out across the USA, some in Washington State, some in Missouri and some still reside in Minnesota. All Stenhoff's in the USA today seem to be decendant of Peter H Stenhoff's sixth child Edward Franklin Stenhoff who was born in November 1871 in Litchfield, Meeker County, Minnesota. Peter H Stenhoff and his wife Helen Stenhoff (Byland) are buried in Lake Ripley Cemetery in Litchfield. Peter H Stenhoff died in 1911 and Helen Stenhoff (Byland) died in November 1896. I have the full death Transcripts for both these event from the Treasurer's Office in Meeker County. All records refer to Peter H. Stenhoff and his wife being born in Sweden but do not give a Town or area and this is one piece of information I am trying to track down. Also the identity of the other children of Peter H Stenhoff. Also listed as buried at Lake Ripley Cemetery were three other Stenhoff's who did not die in Meeker County but must have been moved back to Meeker to be buried with their family. These were:- Minnie Stenhoff b:1871 d:1961; Reno Stenhoff b:2/7/1895 d:22/3/1970 Edna Stenhoff b:2/5/1893 d: 26/5/1946 If anybody has any information on the Stenhoff family please contact me via E-Mail. sm@mailhost.cap.urenco.co.uk or sm@cap.urenco.co.uk

BROSSARD,Franklin, d. 1951 m.Mary (Marie) Bennett -9Children-Norton, Minnie, Mable, Henry, Chester, Oscar, Earl b. 1896 d.1966, Frank and George. Born late 1800's and early 1900's. Looking for any info on any of these individuals. Especially interested in the parents of Franklin and Mary. I know some of the children lived in Eden Valley and Litchfield, Meeker County and Cold Spring, Paynesville and Richmond in Stearns County. I have some info to share and would like to find more info. Thanks. R. Fonken Feb 24, 1997

Seek parents of Lourena LONG, born 1835, married 1851 to Martin ETTER McMinn County TN, died 14 Aug 1915 in Brown County, MN. The family also lived in Watonwan County for some years. Judy Reynolds Feb 1, 1997

John and Mary NEWMAN, who came from Sweden to Wright Co, MN in 1864 with their six month old daughter, Leena. Leena was born Dec. 11, 1863 in Sweden. John and Mary NEWMAN had 1) Leena (who 1st md John Beckman and had Hulda Celia Beckman and 2nd md Gareett D. ARROWOOD of Meeker, Co.), 2) Mary (who md John J. CHELGREN in Stockholm, Wright Co, MN on Nov. 3 1887), 3) John, 4)Emil and 5) Alfred. Jan 28,1997, Bill Blandin, XJBS55A@prodigy.com

Would like to contact anyone researching the TOMBERLIN (any spelling) of Meeker Co. MN. Thomas TOMBERLIN was living in Meeker Co. in 1880 with wife Elizabeth Ellen RITCHIE and children, John, George, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew J., Mary Adeline, Elezar, Francis, Elizabeth Ellen, and Henry. Thomas d. there on 22 Apr 1883. Betty Rudolph Jan 20, 1997

Searching for death and burial dates and places and correspondence with descendants of Samuel Charles VINCENT, born 1816, settled Kingston, Meeker Co. Douglas V. Smith, Box 65, Sharon, VT 05065 e-mail to nina.swaim@valley.net Douglas V. Smith Jan 31, 1997

Hello My name Mary Frances Van Nurden the daughter of Kathryn Teresa Van Nurden-Theis. She lived on East 21st street Litchfield MN in 1950. According to the information I have, My biological father is John O. Larson. He was married to Frances C. Kruger and they lived at 329 East 21st. These two addresses are believed to be next door to each other. I was born on March 3rd 1950 in the Litchfield Hospital. My birth certificate only states my mother's name. John O. Larson passed away on Sept. 5, 1954. Is there any way to verify whether John O. Larson is my father or not? Is there a way to find out his blood type? This would help alot. I know that he was born in Gibson City, IL. How do I contact them about it? Is there any other source that I could reseach. I would appreciate any help that you could offer me in this matter. Please contact me at 605 361 3083 collect. Thank you for your time and assistance. Mary Jan 1, 1997

Seeking information and researching; George Washington Stevens b. Meeker Co., MN date unknown, m. Marilla Wooster, Mar 1880 in Meeker Co.,MN d. 1925 Laguna Beach, CA. She d. 1935 Santa Ana, CA. Looking for parents, sibs, decendants of both George and Marilla. HELP!! William Davison Dec 22 1996

Mary Beth Graf Nov 21, 1996  Desire copy of obituary or advice or where to search. Needed for Isabella (Crawford) TUFFT, who died 17 Jun 1884, and is I think buried in Litchfield Cemetery. Also, would like to know if Frank REVEL and his wife Sarah Jane "Sadie" TUFT are buried in Ripley or Litchfield Cemetery? Are Ripley and Litchfield the same cemeteries?

Suzanne McPherson Oct 21, 1996    Searching for Althoff family, 1875-1890. Could have lived in the Swede Grove area. Could have farmed with the Rixe's.

Adam Richardson Oct 7, 1996  I am looking for a birthday on Jenny Braness, born in Meeker County Hospital in late '60s/early '70s. Appreciate any help you can give.

Roger Hislop Sep 18, 1996   Does anyone know how township names were registered in the 1850's and 1860's in Minnesota?

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