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David McGuigan
5 Jan 1997
My grandfather, Hugh Alister McGuigan, emmigrated from Lisnoe, Co. Down, Ireland in 1892 to his brother's, William McGuigan, farm outside of Casselton, ND. I am looking for information on any McGuigan's from the Casselton and Fargo areas from the late 1800's to early 1900's.

Bob B.
Date: 12 Jan 1997
LAMM I am looking for info on the LAMM family who emmigrated from GER 1890- 1895 and settled near Fargo. They were wheat farmers and Catholics. I have no given names, except for 4 children: Joseph, Lena, Rose and Mary. Any and all leads greatly appreciated.
Richard Schulze
Date:12 Jan 1997
I am currently researching the Thomas MONILAWS family in Cass Co., N.D. I have also contacted several of the MONILAWS family members that still reside there. This family emmigrated from Ontario, Canada in the 1870's. If anyone is looking for info regarding this family
Richard William Schulze

J. Ben Tharaldson
Date: 16 Jan 1997
Looking for information on THARALDSON I believe that Tharaldson Enterprises, the motel conglomerate, is based in Fargo. I wanted to know how many of those Tharaldsons are related to me, and the other Tharaldsons from Pope County, Minnesota. Any help would be much appreciated.
Leslie Crohn
Date: 26 Jan 1997
I am trying to find out what happened to my great-grandfather after he married my great-grandmother, Tilda Engebrigtsen. I believe she changed her name to Tillie Erickson upon arrival to the United States, because she was listed as Tillie Erickson Strand on her death records. They were married on October 27, 1883, in Fargo, North Dakota. They later moved to Moorehead, Minnesota, but I cannot find any information about his death.

Jack L. Welch
Date: 28 Jan 1997
I have been doing family history research for the last several years. My maternal gr. grandparents; Anton Hanson B. 1857, possibly Oslo, Norway and Carrie (Karen)Johnson B. 6/30/1855 in Kongsvinger, Norway. With children: Tillie Hanson B. 1881, Oslo; Cynthia Hanson (my grandmother) B. 1/10/1884 Oslo; Andrew Hanson B. 7/14/1886; Charles Hanson B. 12/27/1888; Olaf Hanson B. ?, Oslo emigrated to the US in 1888 or 1889 to Fargo. They had 3 other children born in Fargo: John Hanson B. 12/19/1889; Hans Hanson B . 12/16/1896; Alfred Hanson B. 1898. Anton is listed in the Fargo, Cass Co. records as being naturalized in 1889. My research in Norway is difficult because I have no records of their parish or farm names. Any information available would be greatly appreciated. Thank You. Jack L. Welch
Nancy Nelson
Date: 3 Feb 1997
Seeking information this family and their decendants. FRANKLIN BENNETT born 6 Oct 1868 Miami Co., In the son of SAMUEL and MARY CATHERINE KUNKLE BENNETT . Married 14-Dec-1894 in Howard Co. In. to IDA MAY JACKSON. Children of FRANKLIN{FRANK} and IDA MAY JACKSON BENNETT are 1 HOMER BENNETT born 28 May 1895 In. died 28 May 1963 N. Dakota Married 23 Dec. 1916 Howard Co. In to CLARA PARKS 2MAUDE BENNETT born Oct- 1896 IN. 3..JOLLY LEE BENNETT born 18 Dec. 1897 In. died Sept 1973 Kent Washington 4..MABEL BENNETT born March 1899 IN. 5,, MADGE BENNETT born about 1903 IN. ..6 WILBUR BENNETT born about 1908 IN. 7..HAROLD J> BENNETT born about 1912 N. DAKOTA. Family members say FRANKLIN moved to N.DAKOTA years ago and hasnt been heard from since. The 1920 census of Cass Co. N. DAkota shows them there, also living with them in the 1920 census was FRANKs daughter-in law , MABEL age 18 born N. Dakota. She was possibably JOLLYs wife. Since JOLLY was in Washington, did the others follow? Please send replies to calgar@netusa1.net
Ron Sykes
Date: 6 Feb 1997
HALL Looking for information on Clarence D. Hall and his family. Clarence bn; 1868 WI and married a Ethel ??? afte 1910. They lived in Fargo about 1900. Clarence was a conductor. He had two children Frances M bn: abt 1906 and Louise L. bn: abt 1909. Ron
Richard Cline
Date: 9 Feb1997
I am interested in information about anyone with the surname Roning.

Harry Huntsman Date: 10 Feb 1997
February 10, 1997 Searching for descendants of Patrick Dowd and Mary Padden, resided in Fargo and Grand Forks at the turn of the century. Daughters, Mamie, Margaret, Sadie Nellie. Sons; James,Thomas, William, John, Edward. All deceased. Seeking progeny
Jerry Austin Fri Feb 14 08:00:24 1997
Melvin HAGEN and Olrika BRUTEN emigrated from Norway probably c. 1890. Melvin's father's last name was LARSEN. Children = Carl Oliver Mollie Lottie Julia Henry Oscar b. 13 June 1893, Minot, N.Dakota Roy Several of the family ended up in Alberta, Canada Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.
Jeanie Mon Feb 17 20:22:14 1997
JAMES FRANCIS CONNOR, Was suppose to have died in a bar fight between June 1900 and Oct. 1902. He is my Great Grandfather. He also was suppose to be an electrician for the RailRoad. Any help would be appriciated.
Jerry Tue Feb 18 11:50:56 1997
Seeking information re: Emmanuel La Valley and wife Harriett (Hattie) who had son, George La Valley, 25 Sep, 1893 in or near Sheldon, N.D. Other families related to them would be Papinear and Nadeau. Any info will be appreciated.. Thanks. Jerry
Charles A. Evers Thu Feb 20 20:58:56 1997
Seeking information on the HECTOR and PAULSON families. Martin Hector, married Carrie Paulson and his brother Henry Hector, married Carrie's sister, Mary Paulson. Martin and Henry were Norwegian immigrants (c. 1864) and Carrie and Mary Paulson were Swedish immigrants (c. 1870)
Pauline Hallett
Date: 22 Feb 1997
Looking for LYNCH & HALLETT familes around 1902-1920. John E. HALLETT b.abt.1835 NY m.1869 Wabasha Co., MN to Lizzy C. LYNCH b.abt.1847 OH Children (known): Halbert H. 1870 MN; Glenn E. 1873 MN; Chester P. 1875 MN; Frank Tissot 1877 MN. Frank Tissot HALLETT b.1877 MN d.1911 Fargo, Cass Co.,ND m.1902 to Mary Agnes FIELDS b.1875 IA d.1951 San Diego Co. CA Children: Frank Eugene 1902; Richard Earl 1904; Charles 1905; Frederick 1906; Margaret Ethyl 1910; Marie Elizabeth 1911. There were some LYNCH'S there that were related to Lizzy, who were they? Lizzy's father came from Scotland her mother came from NY, they lived in OH then in MN, then to the Dakotas. Would like to hear from descendents on Lynch's, Would like information on the Hallett's and would like to hear from any descendents on Hallett's.
Yvonne Muchmore Sat Mar 1 20:14:13 1997
JOSEPH RALPH COVERT born abt. 1869 in Jefferson County, PA,son of William & Nancy Covert. Married ???? Two children born, John, 7 Aug 1899, born at??, Margaret Vivian, 8 Aug, 1902,03 at Tower City ND. I can't find birth certificates for John or Vivian, nor can I find Ralph in the 1900 census. On 8 Mar 1904 Ralph marries again to Rosalie Anna Smith at Minot ND. I presume the first wife died. Can anyone help with further suggestions on how to identify her?

Sharon Mills Mon Mar 3 14:22:21 1997
I am searching for information on my grandmother INGER WESTLAND JOHNSON. She was born 8-4-1879 in Portland, ND. I would like to know dates of birth of her father Johan Johnson and mother Anna. I have no other names or information on them except that they are buried there too. Inger married Herman Halvorson 3-28-1898 in Canby, MN. and died 12-27-57 in Fosston, Mn. Where could I write for a copy of a birth certificate for Inger? And is there an address where I could write that would give cemetary recordsthat would show dates of birth and death for them. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you
Date: 4 March 1997
Need someone to check the death index for a death date. in Fargo N Dakota, Cass Co. Franklin/Frank Bennett. He was in the 1920 census of this County and Ive lost him after that . his wife was Ida May Jackson Bennett Any help appreciated
Date: 4 March 1997

Looking for decendents of FRANKLIN and IDA MAY JACKSON BENNETT of Fargo Cass County N D FRANKS son HOMER E BENNETT died 28 May 1963 Fargo FRANKS daughter MAE BENNETT LAWSON died Aug 1978 Fargo ND w/o CHESTER LAWSON FRANKS daughter Mabel BENNETT MUHS died Dec 11 1987 Fargo ND,w/o James Franks daughter Madge BENNETT ENGVIG died Dec 1970 Minn , had lived in ND,w/o EDWIN
Date: 7 March 1997
Looking for information on my grandfather: Bernard Magnus PETERSON,b: 1875 in Norway,who lived in the Fargo area in the late 1800's. Also looking for information on his parents and relatives. Fathers name: Peter MYHRE b: 1838 d: 1925, Mother: Mallie b: 1833 d: 1918, Brother Peter MYHRE also known as Ole, sister Lena MYHRE, sister Mathle MYHRE, sister Olga MYHRE b: 1861 d: 1950 who married John BERLAND. Some of their relatives should still live in the area. Thank You

Ron Sykes Fri Mar 14 07:13:02 1997
HALL-looking for information and descendants of Clarence D. HALL (bn: Nov. 1868 WI) who was listed in the Census of Cass Co., ND in 1900. He married a Ethel???(bn: ND)and was probably married in Cass Co between 1900/1910. They had Two children: Frances M. (bn: abt 1906) and Louise L.(bn: abt 1909). Ron Sykes vsykes@gte.net

Jack Murphy Sat Mar 22 20:17:41 1997
I am looking for information about FRANK BERNARD MCLESTER who worked for the Great Northern Railroad and lived in Castleton. He died in a St Paul Hospital 19 Oct 1909 and was buried a few days later in the Castleton Cemetery. I wonder if there are any records in Castleton or Fargo from the Funeral Home that served Castleton in the early 1900s. I know the family stayed in Castleton until about 1920 when they moved to Fargo. I have extensive information about descendents of FRANK BERNARD MCLESTER and his wife MARION ESTER DODDS that I am willing to share including old photographs. Anyone who knows Cass County Records and can give some pointers would be most welcome. I was born and raised in Fargo - I sure don't miss the winters. Cordially, Jack Murphy, Sumner, WA.
Joyce Coates Sun Apr 13 15:35:00 1997
Seeking information on families of SHARRATT, LARSON, and WHITE. My ggmother, Bertha Lavina SHARRATT married a Peter LARSON in Fargo ND in 1883. Believe they homesteaded at Lidgerwood. In 1895, awaiting the birth of child, they went to Oshkosh WI to be with family. Peter died in Oshkosh, shortly after birth of child, Cora May Larson. Bertha SHARRATT LARSON returned to their homestead at Lidgerwood and lived there for a number of years with the help of her brother, Charles Sharratt. She later married a Charles White, from Minneapolis. Unknown if he had North Dakota connections. Any info on these names would be most appreciate. Also anyone who could direct me to how to find information on "homesteads". Are there records??
John Kehring 28 April1997
Looking for any information on the HADLEY family. LaFayette HADLEY and his wife lived in Fargo and had a son Philip Henry Sheridan HADLEY in 1888. There were at least 4 other children including a brother Fred. Sheridan and Fred moved to Michigan later. I was wondering where LaFayette came from and when and where he died. Also anything about his wife Katie Irene SEDGWICK.
Jerry 2 May 1997
Need census lookup, Cass County, 1900, 1910. Families were on farms near Sheldon, N. D.
Larry Reski
Date: 6 May 1997

Looking for any information on the Polish / Kaszubian settlers of the eastern half of Walsh County. This includes the Towns of Minto, Ardoch, Warsaw, and Grafton. More specifically I am doing research the RESZKA (Riske, Reski, Riskey, Reschke) family Also includes the LIZAKOWSKI and PASCHKE families. I have several sourses for research in Walsh county and have information on many polish families I'd be willing to share.
Thanks Larry Reski
Kathie Bailey Fri May 30 22:45:03 1997
Searching for birth record and census information for my ggmother Eva Louellen BLOOMFIELD born in Fargo area on August 06, 1889. Married Reuben L NESTELL in about 1910.

Gary Davis
Date: 20 June 1997
Recent Family Mystery: Great Uncle Carlisle Davis came in the 1800's to Fargo. His grandson, Jack Gordon Davis (b. 1922) was born in Fargo but raised in Montana. Jack served in WWII in the marines and maybe in Korea and Vietnam. He died under suspicious circumstances in Texas...maybe. >From family tradition, it appears that TWO bodies were sent back from Texas and buried in Riverside Cemetary. Question: are there TWO Jack G. Davises buried in Riverside? I know one is there and the reinterment was on Nov 12, 1977. The other should have occurred about 1971/3. Thank you.
Jerry Paulson
Date: 24 June 1997
Looking for children of CARL RAKOW and wife MARIA BLOCHER. This family lived in various locations in ND, but lastly in Buffalo Twp, Cass Co. Carl and Marie are buried there. Children thought to be buried in Fargo area are: Lydia (Emerson Segar),Emma, (Fred Schulz), Clara (?not married) and Samuel. Any help greatly appreciated.

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