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Autobiography of Adelheid Fischer Scott 1872 - 1944
Daughter of Franz Karl and Margaretha (Kraft) Fischer
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The U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles indicates that he was a 1st Lieutenant and also was a Prisoner of War. He served Pennsylvania having been commissioned an officer in Company F, Pennsylvania 67th Infantry Regiment on 27 January 1862. He was mustered out on 10 February 1865, then he was commissioned again as an officer in Company F, Pennsylvania 67th Infantry Regiment on 03 May 1865, then mustered out on 14 July 1865 at Washington, D.C. [Note: Tombstone indicates he also was a Captain]
On 25 June 1889 several land patents granted to Flick Martin in Township 131, Range 76, Section 6 (close to Strasburg).
In the 1900 Census the couple are in Strasburg Township; Martin born June 1832 in Pennsylvania, and wife Celia J. born August 1841 in Pennsylvania. It indicates no children born to Celia as of 1900.
In the 1910 Census the couple is back in Pennsylvania and in the 1920 Census Celia he is in Florida, divorced.
Online Florida Death Index indicates he died in 1913 in Bay County, Florida. Burial is at Lynn Haven Cemetery, Lynn Haven, Bay County, Florida.


William A. Foell was born in Sheffield, Iowa, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Foell. He left Iowa when he was 21 and farmed near Bird Island and Bertha, Minn, several years.
On April 5, 1906 he married Lavina B. Wagner at Fergus Falls, Minn. The remainder of his life was spent in Emmons County.
He managed a general store and post office in Brofy about two years, farmed a mile south of Temvik until 1941, moved into town and operated a blacksmith shop there until 1956, when he retired. During his stay in the Temvik area he served on the McCulley Township and School boards.
The Foells had six children: Quintin, George, William W., John R., Catherine (Weber) and Louise (Ogburn). (Taken from Book - History of Emmons County - 1976. A picture of William and Lavina is on Page 123)

Burial, Tombstone Picture, Above Text, Family


Fred Forsythe Family

Fred, Leone and Valorayne Forsythe came to Pollock from Drake, N. D., in the 1940s. We lived in the west end of Old Pollock.
I taught at the Reierson School east of Pollock in 1946-1947. Then I taught the 6th grade in 1948 at the Pollock School, moved to the primary room in 1949 and taught there until we moved up to New Pollock.
Valorayne graduated from Pollock High School and then went on to graduate from nursing school in Bismarck. Later she married a college professor from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. They have made their home there and have two sons and one daughter.
I have had the pleasure of having the nicest group of children to teach and the finest group of supportive parents to work with. They were just wonderful. I am glad I came to Pollock - a town of good people. And, here I intend to stay.

Note: This was provided by Emmons County Historical Society from an unknown publication and an unknown author. Transcribed by Mike Peterson.


Fred was born in 1846 in New York.
He enlisted as a Private in Company F, 2nd Minnesota Voluntary Infantry Regiment on 26 November 1864 from Canton, Fillmore County, Minnesota and mustered out on 11 July 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. He started drawing his pension on 5 August 1890 and his wife, Friedericka started receiving a widow's pension on 25 July 1928.
In 1910 Fred was living in Linton.
Fred died on 10 July 1928 at Lodi, San Joaquin County, California. He is buried in Lodi Cemetery, Lodi, San Joaquin County.
Burial, Tombstone Picture.


On 7 December 1899 he was granted a land patent at Township 134, Range 77, Section 2.
In the 1900 census, widower David is living with his son James and his family in Williamsport Township, Emmons County.
As of this writing there are too many David Frederick soldiers from Pennsylvania to determine which part of the military he was in.
He was born 7 April 1821 in Pennsylvania. He died 25 March 1910 in Laquey, Pulaski County, Missouri.


Fred Freeman Family

Fred Freeman was born July 26, 1873, in Clayton County, Iowa. In 1906 he moved to the Dakotas and settled on a homestead in the Dale area northwest of Pollick. Mr. Freeman, a lover of horses, worked several years with Ben Haggard of Hazelton, N.D., breaking horses. In the early years he made many trips to Eureka with a team of horses.
He married Pearl Green of Linton at Linton on Feb. 14, 1913.
Edith Pearl (Green) Freeman was born June 8, 1888, in Vernon County, Wis., to the Cecil Greens. She came with her parents to the Pollock area in 1910. They settled in the Westfield area, later moving to Linton where she was employed by the late Doctor Hogue.
They lived in Linton for awhile, later living on a farm in the Dale area. In 1922, they moved into Pollock where they operated a cream station for a few years.
To this union three daughters, Addipearl, Arlouine and Orvilla, and one son, Orval, were born.
Fred Freeman passed away March 4, 1967 [Note: 1961], and Pearl Freeman on April 20, 1967. Both were laid to rest in Spring Valley Cemetery at Pollock.

Note: This was provided by Emmons County Historical Society from an unknown publication and an unknown author. Transcribed by Mike Peterson.



Joseph was born 29 November 1837 and died on 3 January 1909 in Emmons County.
He enlisted as a Private on 12 April 1862 into Company H, Michigan 14th Infantry Regiment and mustered out on 18 July 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. He started receiving his pension on 3 February 1890 in North Dakota and his wife, Polly, started receiving a widow's pension on 3 March 1914 in Michigan.
Joseph had a land grant of 160 acres in Section 2, Township 131, Range 77 (in the South Prairie area).
He is buried in Linton Cemetery.
Burial, Tombstone Picture.