1997-1998 Barnes County Queries

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Submitter:John C. Enlow
Date: 23 Dec 1998

Searching for information on burial of Maria Slater Morgan, listed in 1900 census as resident of Barnes County Hospital, Valley City. She is my Great Grandmother.

Submitter: Michael Mellentine
Date: 28 Nov 1998

McLAIN - Would like to exchange information about William H. McLAIN and his family. William was born in PA in 1852, moved with parents to IL, and later settled in Rogers, ND, where he died 1916.

Sue Perrault
Date: 17 Nov 1998

Andrew GREEN farmed in the Oriska area of Barnes County between 1880-1885. He is listed on the 1885 territorial census along with his family: wife Donna and daughters Charlotte, Anna and Florence. Charlotte married Henry SPRATLEY, a dentist in Valley City. The GREENs came from Mecosta Co. MI and Henry SPRATLEY came from Isle of Wight Co. VA. The SPRATLEYs had moved to St. Cloud, MN by 1897 and the GREENs settled in Kittitas Co.,Washington in 1886. Any information on these families would be appreciated.

Submitter: Trudie Davis-Long
Date: 19 Sep 1998

Lantz, Lanty: Since my post on Uriah Washington LANTZ in August, I have found him listed in the 1880 soundex as Urias Lanty. He was in Barnes Co, ND

Miles Wright
13 Sep 1998

Trying to trace James Wright supposed to have died at Dazey, ND 1905. Was married to Delia Alzada Hadlock on 5 June 1883

Luci J. Baker
Date: 11 Sep 1998

My mother, Eunice Ruth (HEGG) Baker was born in Nome, North Dakota on December 23, 1927. She is the daughater of Rev Gustav and Maybelle Louise HEGG. The HEGG family moved to Nome in in 1925. They left Nome in 1937 following the death of Gustav. They relocated in St. Paul, Minnesota. Other children of Rev Gustav and Maybelle were: John Vilhem b. June 16, 1911 Maybell Louise b. Dec 23, 1912 d. 1913 Helen Margaret Lucille b/ April 5, 1915 d. 1921 Paul b. Sept 7, 1916 alive & living in FL Walter b. May 16, 1919 alive & living in AK Esther b. Aug 14, 1925 d. Gustav died May 4, 1937 at 58 years. He was buried in the family cemetery in Decorah, Iowa. I'm looking for anyone who may have inforamtion about HEGG family. THANKS MUCH! Luci Baker Seattle, WA

Eugene Walter Gauche
Date: 10 Sep 1998

I am researching my biological paternal grandfather whose name was William Williams. He and his wife or girlfriend had a child in Valley City in about 1898, and gave him up for adoption. Nothing further is known about William Williams and his wife or girlfriend Cora Bowers. The child they gave up for adoption became my father. His name was changed to Walter John Gauche and he was raised in Oriska ND. That is another story. I am interested in tracing William Williams. Was he a member of the Chatauqua group just entertaining and passing through? Are there any Williams in Barnes County that could shed light on this? Thank you for your help.

Surnames: LANTZ
Trudy Davis Long
Date: 20 Aug 1998

LANTZ; Uriah Washington Lantz, died after 1904 in Barnes Co, ND. He was born in MD, moved to Crawford Co, OH with his family and then moved on to Barnes Co, ND. His wife Elizabeth died in 1904 while on a visit to relatives in "Wawaka, IN" [this from Carroll Co, MD newspapper]. Uriah was administrator for his father's estate in Crawford Co, OH. can exchange ancestors on this family; looking for descendants specifically for Uriah. --Trudie Davis-Long in progress: The Annotated Life & Times of James W Lantz of Carroll County Based on His Diary (1857-1891) and Genealogy [1770+]

Cathy Cadd
Date: 17 Aug 1998

EDMUND KNUDTSON was born November 23, 1867 in Iowa, Wisconsin ?, and died January 13, 1948 in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota. He married NANNIE SOPHIA SUNDING June 23, 1897, daughter of AUGUST SUNDING and AUGUSTA LJUNGHOLM.
Notes for EDMUND KNUDTSON: 1920 Federal Census of North Dakota (Raritan township, Barnes County): Edmund Knutson, 52, head of household, born in Wisconsin Nannie Knutson, 42, wife, born in Sweden, immigrated to the United States in 1880, naturalized Carl Knutson, 14, son, born in North Dakota October 11, 1905 (formerly a resident of this county (Gunder & Dena's marriage announcement) June 22, 1929 lived in Nome, Barnes, North Dakota (August's obit) March 05, 1931 lived in Nome, Barnes, North Dakota (Augusta's obit) December 23, 1941 lived in Pelican Falls, Minnesota (Carl's obit)
Children of EDMUND KNUDTSON and NANNIE SUNDING are: 2. i. DELIA KNUDTSON, b. March 1898. ii. CARL KNUDTSON, b. August 10, 1905; d. September 04, 1976; m. ADA MALSTROM, May 17, 1950.
Generation No. 2
2. DELIA3 KNUDTSON was born March 1898. She met CHRIST MAEGAARD. Children of DELIA KNUDTSON and CHRIST MAEGAARD are: i. MARION MAEGAARD, b. Abt. 1920; m. (1) // ULLAND; m. (2) RAYMOND PAULSON. ii. ELLA MAEGAARD, b. Abt. 1922; m. (1) // SOLBERG; m. (2) JOHN DOKKEN; m. (3) OLAF HENDRICKSON.

Surname: COLLINS
Submitter: Cornwc
Date: 17 June 1998

My great-grandfather, Andrew Collins, died in Barnes County, ND on Nov. 2, 1880 and was buried on the family homestead in Barnes County. His wife, Martha, then continued to live on the homestead which passed to their son, Gus Collins upon her death. My grandmother, Charlotte Christina Collins was born in 1870 near Red Wing, Minnesota and lived in Barnes County on the family homestead until her marriage to James William McLeod. James and Christina lived in the Sheyenne Valley, ND for several years where he apparently was employed as a grain seperator until they moved to homestead in Alberta, Canada. I am searching for any information available for Andrew Collins and his wife, Martha (whose maiden name I do not know), any of their children, Charlotte Christina, Anne, Erick, Gideon and Gustav. I am also interested in James William McLeod and marriage records to Charlotte Christina Collins as well as information for any of their children, Margaret, Robert, Charlotte, Mary, Wallace, Angeline and Isabelle. I believe all of these children were born in Valley City. My mother is Isabelle.

Shirley Lewison
DateMon May 18 18:12:36 1998

The 1885 census index shows the family of Christian OLESON, 35, Norway. By 1900 he changed his name to Christian BERG. I am trying to determine the place in Norway he came from. A nephew, John was confirmed at Stadsbygd. Appreciate any help. Thanks.

Michelle S.
Date: 3 May 1998

Searching for any info on Mads and Mina (HENSVOLD) HAGEN. They emigrated from Ostre Toten, Norway in the 1880s and were married in Valley City, Barnes County.. They had at least nine children: Christian, Herman, Clifford, Mable, Mary, Lena, Ole, Sigrid (Sarah) and Tena. Any info would be appreciated.

William Roed
Date: 28 April 1998

I am looking for any information on my grandfather, William J. NEIL (1893 Todd County, MN). He moved to Barnes County, ND around 1905 with his parents. Looking for his parents' names

Ann Rousseau
Date : Apr 13 1998

Looking for my mother's family roots. The MYHRE family lived in Barnes County, ND before 1890 until the 1930s. My mother was born in Nome, ND in 1911 and her Uncle Carl Myhre was born in Valley City, ND August, 1881. My grandfather was Melvin Bernard Myhre and my ggrandfather was Ole Knut Myhre who came from Hallingdahl Valley area in Norway.

John C. Wilson
Date: 15 March 1998<

I am looking for anyone working on the SCHNEIDERS of Barnes County, ND. My ggrandparents were Wilhelm Schneider (1858 Germany-1909 Dazey, Barnes Co.?) And Amilia Augusta (1857 Germany-1931 Dazey, Barnes Co.). They had Wilhelm (1880 Germany?-1950 ND?); Charles Alexander (1883 Barnes Co.-1949 ND) m. 1913 Valley City to Rachel Elizabeth Oglesby; Otto H. (1885-?) who may have lived in WA; Wilhelmina Augusta (1888-1955) m. Joseph King; and Bertha A. (1896 ND-?) m. ? Foraker and lived in Lancaster, CA.

Kathy Kerr
Date: 8 March 1998

Looking for any information on the William or Edward SANSBURN families of Tower City and Valley City, Barnes County.
Tom Simpson
Date:1 Feb 1998

Searching for any information on the SIMPSONS who in 1885 settled in the northern part of Edna Township, Barnes County, with their family. I would like to learn the parents' names and any information that I can get on the children and their descendants. The children were: George (1867 Guelph, CAN, m. Mrs. Cassie Butler 1898); James (1869 Ontario, CAN, m. Adell Merchant in 1898 Valley City, moved to Forest Grove, OR 1901); John (b. Ontario, CAN, m. ?, moved to St. Johns, OR); Will (CAN, lived in Wimbledon, ND at time of George's death); Margaret (Borden) lived in Spokane, WA at time of George's death; Mary (McGregor) lived in Wimbledon, ND at time of George's death and Isabel who was living in Wimbledon, ND at time of George's death.

Tom Simpson
Date: 1 Feb 1998

I am searching for information on the Louis MERCHANT family. Louis, his wife, Mary, and children (eight daughers) were living in the Valley City area of Barnes County in 1898. The children included Lucille (Burrell) of Olympia, WA; Elizabeth (Mason) of La Grande, OR; Hattie (Weatherspoon) of La Grande, OR; Julia of La Grande, OR; Rose (Walks) of Wimbledon, ND; Maggie (Thomas) of Alberta, CAN and my grandmother Adell. It is my understanding that Louis and Mary stayed in the Valley City area.

Shaunee Hansvold Power
Date: 1 December 1997

Searching for all descendants of three Haarsager brothers: Ole, Andrew, and Elias, who married three Fenstad sisters: Johanna, Anna, and Kjersten. They all immigrated from Trondheim, Norway, in the 1880s. They settled in Litchville, Barnes County.

Surname: TVEDT
Julie Evans
Date: 29 June 1997

I am looking for information on a great uncle by the name of Knute TVEDT. He was born in Litchville, Barnes County about 1886. His parents were Ole and Margit Tvedt. Has two brothers, Ole and George and a sister, Anna. I was told that Knute moved to California and sold cars. Any information on him would be greatly appreciated.

Shaunee Hansvold Power
Date:11 Jan 1997

Searching for Per/Peter Hansvold, (1881-1975). Emigrated around 1909 to join his brother, Johannes Hansvold, who was living in Litchville, Barnes County.

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