1999 Barnes County Queries

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Surnames: KEHL
Submitter: Steven Kehl
Date: 31 Dec 1999

Looking for any Info on a John Kehl, and Paulina Kehl They both came over from Russia in 1910, had with them a Daughter named Regina, born July 9th, on the way over from russia. found naturalization records of two Johns from barnes county one 1926, the other 1929 yet nothing on Paulina, or Regina or any other sons or daughters. So any info would be greatly appriciated. :)

Elizabeth Hagen
Date: 29 Dec 1999

Looking for any information on Anton Gunderson who died in Valley City. He was married to Stina Anderson who died in 1960 in Dilworth Minnesota. Their children were:Dagnee, E(unknow), Gladys, P(unknown), and Virginia

Sara Rogers Kuhry
Date: 27 Dec 1999

I am researching the Kuhry family of Oriska, ND. Louis Mathias Kuhry m. Anna Puhr His brothers are Dick, Fred, Ed, Gen and George Kuhry. Sisters names unknown. His children are Louis John Kuhry(b. 3/6/09 d. 5/13/91)(m. Genevieve Reinart), Anthony B. Kuhry, Marie Kuhry, Gertrude Kuhry, Genevieve Kuhry Carr, Florence Kuhry, Gregory (Corkie) Kuhry, Georgina Kuhry Pushor, and Anne Kuhry Modelevsky. Children of Louis J. Kuhry and Genevieve Reinart are Louis Michael Kuhry, Janis Kuhry Zellor, Mary Kuhry Wroblewski, Patricia Kuhry, and David Kuhry (dec.) They may have come to Oriska from Wisconsin in late 1800s or early 1900s. Louis Mathias Kuhry was editor of a local paper in Oriska for a short time. Thanks, Sara Rogers Kuhry

virginia borkowski
Date: 29 Nov 1999

I need someone to look up and send me a copy of a 1999 obit from Valley City paper. Please E-Mail me name address and cost. I will send sase and money.

Anita Dugan
11 Nov 1999

I am interested in researching my grandmother & her family. My grandmothers maiden name was Alice Jean (called Jennie) O'Donnell, she was born in Canada in 1880, 1881? daughter of Thomas O'Donnell. I believe her family settled in Cass County area but I later found Jennie in Valley City township area in 1900. She married my grandfather, Frank Thomas Busch, a photograher somewhere early in the 1900's. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Have seen the name Noxon associated with family, possibly brother-in-law???

Submitter: David Stark
09 Nov 1999
I am looking for anyone with information on Rasmus Olsberg family from Kathryn, N.D., wife Julian. Rasmus had a large farm around Kathryn in 1890 to around the late 1940's. My Mother was Lula Julian Olsberg Stark. I was once told the my GGrandfathers name might has been Bottneau. Please email me with any information.

Rich Ecker
28 Oct 1999

I am looking for any information on Nicholas, George H. (his son), Ellen S. Freeland (Nicholas' Wife), or Jessie Stearns(George H.'s Wife). Any information would be extremely appreciated. :) Thank You, ~Rich Ecker

Sidney Keith Koontz
Date: 22 Oct 1999

Looking for any information on Edward A. KOONTZ b. 21 May 1876 Rossville, IA d. 3 Feb 1946 Pasadena, CA lived with wife Myrtle Mae Canoe KOONTZ in Valley City, ND. Son Garner L. KOONTZ b. 20 Sep 1903 d. 20 Jul 1918 is buried in Woodbine Cemetery, Barnes Co., ND. I will appreciate any information on this family, and am willing to share family history and photos of the Koontz's.

carol cox
19 Oct 1999

I am looking for information on DAVID WALKS born in UXBRIDG,ALBERTA,,CANADA in 1973 or74 he moved with his parents to SANBORN,DAKOTA TERRITORY in 1882 the first settlers in UXBRIDGE township. He married ROSE EMMA MERCHANT they lived in WIMBELDON, N,D. had 14 children. MAE, GLADYS, DORTHY, SUSIE, CLARA, DORA, ANGELO, LOIS, JAMeS, DAVEY, ROBERT, FLOYD, GORDON, MARVIN. One brother ROBERT One sister FRANCES He died in Aug. 1949 buried in COURTENAY, N.D. Thanks in advance for any help recieved Carol (WALKS) Cox

Submitter: ginny baxter
Date: 29 Sep 1999

surnames DAHL KVALNES JOHNSON JOHANNSON ODEGARD. kORNELIUS BY my aunts ideas "oh yes we have many cousins in ND" thank you.

Karen Hoel
25 Aug 1999

FINNER, RUSCH. I am searching for descendants of Augusta Rusch and August Finner who homesteaded in Barnes County near Wimbledon in the late 1880's. August Finner's sister Augusta is also believed to have immigrated to Barnes County with them. All born in Prussia, possibly in Grunwald where a brother Fredrick William Finner was born 21 Jan 1853.

Submitter: Judy Olson
Date: 31 Jul 1999

BARTHOLOMEW Searching for Bartholomews who lived in Barnes County, and Rogers, ND early 1900s. William Bartholomew, son of Andrew J. Bartholomew and his wife Florence May (Tompkins) Bartholomew. Florence remarried after Andrew's death to Jacob Kisinger and lived in Valley City until her death there in 1948. For some reason, Barnes County Courthouse could not find her death on December 1, 1948 when I inquired. Would appreciate any information on William's family (wife Sophie, and children Earl, Arthur,and possibly Florence) or on Florence Kisinger. Thanks, Judy

Michelle S.
Date:30 Jul 1999

I am looking for information on the WILKE family of Wimbeldon. Fred and Lizzie (Krause) WILKE had three children: Fred, Loretta and Henrietta. Lizzie died in 1955 in Valley City. Henrietta married Vernon ROBERTS. Vernon died in 1953 in Moline, Illnois. Henrietta died in 1993. They had at least one son: Kenneth. I would appreciate any information on this family!

Submitter: David Peterson
21 Jul 1999

I'm looking for Harold or Harry Gordon Peterson. He is my grandfather. His son's name was Marold Gordon Peterson, born December 22, 1914 at Leal, North Dakota. His wife's name was Elsie Peterson who was later divorced from him. Marold (my father) was baptized at Wimbeldon Methodist Parsonage, Wimbledon, North Dakota by Reverand O.L. Anthony. My father, Marold, was killed in WWII and I'm looking for any relative or information regarding Harold, Marold or any member of this family.
Submitter: Russ Czaplewski
Date:17 Jul 1999

Seek info on Barnes County church. When was St. Henry Catholic church established at Alice? Did its congregation include a large proportion of Polish families?

Ronald Maier
Date: 2
8 Jun 1999

Searching for Charles A.Maier Emmigrated from Stuttgart, Germany in late 1880's with brothers John and Fredrick. Homesteaded in Lamoure couty and moved to Valley City around 1915. Specificly, we are seaching for his first wife to whom, all his children were born. Minnie Pooch was his second wife. My father, Richard A. Maier was born May 12 1899. Married Eva Olstad in 1922. Ronald L. Maier

Joe Aasland
Date: 09 Jun 1999

Searching for descendents of my grandfather's sister Olga AASLAND. She was born in Sandnes, Norway 7-APR-1891. She would have come to the US in the early part of the century. She married a FOSS and had two children, Agnes and Myrtle. She lived in Valley City, ND

Submitter Diane Durbin
22 May 1999

I am searching for info or descendants of Levi & Susan [YOUNG] ELLIS. Levi was the
first child of James & Rosanna ELLIS of Sanford, Me. Levi married Susan Young in 1859 at Alton, N.H. My ggf Everett Elverton ELLIS was born there in 1862. About 1864 the family migrated to Mn. Then in 1880 all of Levi's immediate family and some extended came to Barnes Co., Dakota Territory to homestead. They farmed and taught school in Valley City. Related names include: ABELEIN, BUTTERFIELD, DUNN, LARSON, WRIGHT. Any info greatly appreciated, Diane.

Kathy Cisco
Date: 08 May 1999

Looking for information on William Herman Riebe, married to Agnes Bertha Maria Macheel on May 25, 1888, Ligerwood, ND. Believe they had 3 children, William Hugo George Riebe, Otto Riebe and Pauline Riebe. Born in Valley City, ND. If you have any information on any of these people I would appreciate you emailing me. William Hugo George Riebe is my father and He was born April 21, 1892. He died around 1959 In Aberdeen SD. Thank you for your help.

Ellen Campbell
Date: 30 Apr 1999

Charles Otto father Postmaster General of Valley City, member of Mason birth and death unknown Elsie Otto mother maiden name either Simon or Simons birth unknown death in 1960s Janet Otto daughter Corrine Otto daughter trying to get birth death and marriage certificate information on Charles and Elsie

Patricia Davidson
Date: 22 Apr 1999

Looking to exchange information on the family of Robert DAVIDSON, born Minto,Ontario, Canada 22 Feb 1882 who was the son of William Davidson and Janet ARBUCKLE. He married Pearl E. JOHNSON on 3 Jan 1902 in Wadena, MN (daughter of Franklin F. and Ida May RAND). Their first three children (Lucille,Vivian,Kenneth)were born in Wadena. Sons Harold, Donald, and Raymond were born in Roseau,MN and the following children Vernon, William, Wayne,Roland,Russell, Margaret, Ida Larraine, and Bernice were born in Barnes county, ND and lived in Luverne. I am the granddaughter of Vernon DAVIDSON born 18 Dec 1910 who married Clara Constance NEAGLE on 31 May 1934 in Valley City,ND (daughter of William F. and Clara A. DANFORTH). My grandparents left Luverne in about 1934 nd moved to Phoenix, AZ. Please contact me if you have a family connection.

Submitter: June Heinze Shobe
Date: 17 Apr 1999

GRUMAN; (GRUMANN)KUTSCHE I am researching my great-great grand parents John GRUMAN who married Kathyrn KUNZY(KUNZE).Their son Joesph GRUMAN was born 7Feb 1840, In Germany , possibly Neisse in old Schlesien (Silesia)., Muhlsdorf. It is now Poland. Joseph married Louise KATZLE. Louise was born 15April 1848. They emigrated to America with their children arriving in NY 17April,1886.They emigrated to Wisc.,Mn and then Barnes County,ND.They started farming near Fingal/Oriska. Their children were Josef, Charles , John ,Martha, Mary, Karl.John GRUMAN, my grandfather married Veronika KUTSCHE 15 July 1896. I would like to be contacted by anyone who is researching these families. I am interested in the location in Germany of the homeland.Any information will be appreciated.


Cecil Peloquin
Date: 31 Mar 1999

My ggrandfather, George Dwight BAKER, died Oct 7th, 1949 in Valley City. I would appreciate it if someone could look up his death record and e-mail me the information contained. I am especially interested if place of birth is included and parents names. Thank you, Cecil Peloquin, Lake Oswego, OR


Submitter: Nancy Maroulis (maroulisn@aol.com)
30 Mar 1999

I am looking for information about my great great grandfather Albert Bertrand Whitcomb. I recently received information telling me that he died in Valley City in 1880 of consumption. He had recently come there from Elgin, IL and had started a "livestock business" according to his obituary in the Elgin, IL newspaper.

Submitter: Maureen Ficek
Date: 27 Mar 1999
URL: http://hometown.aol.com/ficekm/genealgy/project.html

Researching William George HELTMAN m. Thersie Sherman BADER. They lived in Fingal, ND prior to 1905. Theresie had nine children from a previous marriage. They left Fingal, ND. in 1906 for Handel, Saskatchewan, CAN. Their son William George HELTMAN (II), was born May 3, 1905 in Fingal, ND. Anyone researching BADER or HELTMAN, please contact me.

>TSHIRHART John Kirscher
Date: 23 Mar 1999
I am trying to find info on the name TSHIRHART. I believe my great grandmother's name is such. TSHIRHARTS lived in Barnes County for a while after coming from Ontario Canada in the late 1800's or extremely early 1900's, and believed to have moved back East. Any information is important to me. Thanks John V. Kirscher

Submitter: Jackie Blaney
Date: 21 Mar 1999

I am searching for information on my greatgrandfather Matthias KLEIN who lived and is buried in Barnes Co., ND. If anyone is doing research on my family please contact me. I would be willing to share information. Jackie Blaney jblaney12@yahoo.com

ginny baxter
Date: 08 Mar 1999

I am searching for information on my father and grandparents. Father Olger K Dahl b in Norway, and his parents Peter and Sophia Johnson/Dahl, came to Fort Ransom and later to Valley City with many children, in 1903 and they were there with a cousin, who helped them to get started in ND. later in 1922 came to Tacoma Wa.

Submitter Howard L. Olson
Date: 24 Feb 1999

I am looking for the family of Tobias Olson, I am his grandson, if you have any info please write back
trudie davis-long
Date: 23 Feb 1999

Elizabeth Lantz was in Wawaka, IN visiting relatives when she died 11 march -4 apr 1904. She is the wife of Uriah Washington Lantz, and they lived in Barnes Co, ND. I am trying to find information on their descendants. is there an obituary for her in a paper-or where should i look for it. a notice of her death appeared in Carroll Co, MD. Uriah was from this county. Elizabeth was probably born in PA and she married Uriah ca 1860; they had children born before 1870 in Carroll Co, MD; and then the whole family moved to ND. I am also interested in exchanging information on ancestors with interested relatives. trudie

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