Richland County, North Dakota
Do you have a question about a Richland County family?
Submit your own query!
FLAA STUEN KLUBBERUD
Date: 11 Jan. 2001
I am looking for any information on Marit STUEN who married Ole FLAA. They had 3 children, Mary b. 1884, m.Ingebright HOEL, Emma b. 1887, m.Ole KLUBBERUD, and Ingvald b. 1891.
Marit STUEN's parents were Arnt and Eli STUEN. They had another daughter named Mary who married I.E. HOEL. Marit STUEN was born in 1858. Any info would be appreciated.
Date: 16 Jan. 2001
I am seeking the burial place of my maternal grandparents, Jenny and Henry (maybe) McMULLEN. Any assistance you can lend would be greatly appreciated. They passed away long before I was born and my mother also passed away when I was very young.
Date: 17 Jan. 2001
Hello from Wisconsin. I am searching for info on Thorvald PETERSEN Born around 1880? He was said to be living around Wyndmere, ND in his brother Christ peder PETERSEN's Obit Dec 16, 1932. Is there still family there? Any info would be much appreciated. Darien Williamson at Wolf Creek.
MATHISEN MATTISEN MATHISON MATTISON
Date: 20 Jan. 2001
My g-grandparents, John Peter and Louise MATHISEN (names have several spellings) left Norway in 1869 and were living in Richland County (136 N 49 W) in 1880. They had children Serena (born 1868 or 1869 in Norway), Mattie, Johanna/Hannah, Christine, and Gertie. A brother Peter either lived with them or nearby. They moved to Lewis County, Washington state, sometime between 1886 and 1892. I would appreciate any information anyone may have about the area where they lived, the reason they may have come to this area, the reason they may have left, etc. Serena is not known to have moved with them, so may have married and stayed, or may have died. Any information would be most helpful.
Date: 24 Jan. 2001
I have found a photo of Rubin HANSON or HANSEN taken in Wahpeton, Richland Co, ND.
If this person is in your line, please email. Would love to find a home for this photo.
Cathy in Portland, OR
Date: 10 Feb. 2001
I am looking for information on the ENGUM family history.
Date: 13 Feb. 2001
Draves (1858-1925) and Adelheid (HOEFT) BRUNKHORST (1860-1936) had one son survive to adulthood (we think)). His name was John and he and his wife had 10 children. Would like history of this family if they are in any of the Richland County (Summit Township) History books or really any information. Would appreciate being put in touch with a descendant that may be living in the area. I am deeply appreciative. Thank you. Kay
Date: 20 Feb. 2001
I would like the obits. for the following both buried in Lidgerwood.
Anna HLAVNICKA died December 3, 1925
Joseph HLAVNICKA died May 23, 1935 and is said to be buried in the Bohemiam Nation Cemetery, in Lidgerwood, ND
Date: 11 March 2001
Looking for family living in ND. My grandmother was a teacher born approx. 1904. Grandfather born approx. 1901 a farmer. Aunts born approx 1929 & 1933 Uncle born 1927. Mother born approx 1932, book keeper in Oregon and California. Send any info thatcould help to email. Thank you JJ
JULIN - JOHNSON
Date: 12 March 2001
In summer 1876 an elderly man was said to have been murdered with an ax a few miles north of Ft. Abercrombie and on the Dakota side of the river. He was the father-in-law of homesteader Johan P. JULIN. It happened on the claim of my great-granduncle Per (Peter) JOHNSON. The victim's name is unknown. The crime was unsolved. An army vet was said to have confessed to it years later. I have found no mention in Red River Star (Moorhead) for that summer. Any leads would help.
Date: 18 March 2001
I am looking for information about my great grandmother Johann (Jennie) OLSON who married George DAVIS in Walcott, ND around 1883/84. She was born in Christiana (now Oslo), Norway Sept 1863 and traveled to Walcott where she had two brothers, one was Nils. George DAVIS traveled from Maine to Walcott where he had relatives. They were married and had one child in 1885 and had moved to Nashua, New Hampshire by 1886.
Date: 20 March 2001
Looking for parents and siblings of Alice WELLS, b. 25 July 1884 in Wahpeton, Richland County, ND. Alice m. Joseph YANDA, Jr. (b. 17 January 1878 in Manitowoc,WI). probably by 1904. Children include Forrest, Blanche, my grandfather Ernest Wells, Edith, Goldie Alice, Amy Marion and David Truman. Alice d. 7 December 1946 and is buried in Merrill Cemetery, Merrill, WI. Any information would be appreciated.
Date: 21 March 2001
Looking for information on John F RANN. Had several children one of whom was Olga RANN born in 1897 in Richland County. Mothers name was Barbara Guyer(?)Rubish RANN.
Date: 1 April 2001
HARFF, Joseph Ryner, b. Oct 27, 1888 Wahpeton, ND. Died, Aug. 14,1960, Ventura, CA
Date: 2 April 2001
Recently had a lead on a Michael EGAN who died in Wahpeton in 1910. Have no idea what cemetary or church or whether the Courthouse might have a death certificate or the local paper/library would have an archive obit. Would really appreciate any guidance or assistance. His wife was Catherine nee FINNERTY, and he had sons John & Thomas.
Date: 5 April 2001
I am searching for a death record and/or obit for Mary GLOVKA (nee BITTNER). She married Henry GLOVKA in Adrian, MN in February 1900, then they both moved to Richland County, ND,
where she died on 8 July 1904. I do not know the city in which she died. I would appreciate any information about her or her husband or their children, Emil J. and Bernard C. GLOVKA.
BOLSTAD OLSEN LUND FREDRICKSON
Date: 7 April 2001
I would like to make contact with relatives in the Colfax area. My grgrandfather Ole OLSEN LUND came to the Colfax area in the mid 1880's I believe. He married Julia PAULSEN 31 July 1887 at Richland Lutheran Church. Witnesses for the wedding were Ole BOLSTAD and Hans FREDRICKSON. I have recently discovered that Hans was Julia's uncle. Ole and Tonette BOLSTAD were the sponsors for my gr uncle Obel Pauli OLSON'S baptism at Richland church. I have only recently found that Tonette was an older sister of my grgrandfather Ole Olsen LUND. Ole and Julia moved to Minnesota around 1899-1900 in Todd Co. and in 1908 moved to Northome, Mn. I discovered the wedding records and baptism records, last summer on a trip to the Colfax area, at the Richland Lutheran Church. Any help will be appreciated.
Date: 14 April 2001
I am seeking any sort of information on Kajsa JULIN (1860?-1910?), the daughter of J. P. JULIN (1821-86) of northern Eagle Twp. (Christine). She might have been the second wife of my great-granduncle Peter JOHNSON (1847-99), whose farmstead lay near her dad's. Siblings were Anders (Andrew), Johanna JULIN, Nelson, Hedda Julin Rosendal, Emma, Charles, and Adolf. The latter lived and worked in Wolverton Twp,., Clay Cty., Minnesota, for a while. Her mother was Karolina (1826-1906). All family members were born in Sweden, perhaps Vaermland. The only one to stay in Richland Cty. was Johanna.
Date: 2 May 2001
Do you have a death certificate for a Josephine SCHRAMM who died in 1940, possibly in Lidgerwood. She lived in Lidgerwood for many years.
FOSSUM FOSSEM HOEL
Date: 7 May 2001
Seeking ancestors of Gjertrude HOEL. She married Andrew/Anders O. FOSSUM in 1872 according to the History of North Dakota, compiled by W.B. Hennessy, 1910. She was born in Norway, February 24, 1846, and died in Richland County, ND, on July 14, 1882. She is buried in Lium Cemetery, sec 22, Eagle Twp, Richland Co, ND.
Her children were Ole Danton, John, Caroline "Carrie" and Julia (my grandmother) FOSSUM.
Will appreciate any kind of information.
Date: 7 May 2001
Looking for Bohemian ancestors who moved to North Dakota from northeastern Iowa. Mathias (Mat)KOBLISKA, born 18 circa 1876, moved to Lidgerwood, ND from Chickasaw County Iowa, some time before 1916. Also looking for PRASKA relatives who moved from Chickasaw County, Iowa to southeastern North Dakota.
Date: 9 May 2001
Osten G HAGEN of Richland County North Dakota. Became a U.S. Citizen October, 1900. Believed to have been born 1849 in Roldal, Norway. Also might be the brother of Knute G HAGEN of Walcott, Richland County, N.D. who was also born in Roldal, Norway. The only known fact is his citizenship. Looking for information about him and his decendants. Thanks
Wahpeton Bottle Works
Date: 14 May 2001
I found an old bottle that I am curious about the history or background of. It is clear, and the printing molded into the bottle says "Whapeton Bottle Works, Whapeton ND". It is a 7 1/2Oz. but does not state what was in the bottle. I realize the town in Richland County is spelled "Wahpeton" on the map. Could someone give me any history on this bottling company, timeframe in business, etc. I would appreciate any response to the e-mail address above. Thanks, John Myers, Huntington, IN
ENGVIK McBAIN RASMUSSON
Date: 14 May 2001
I have tried this before, but i will try again.
I am looking for descendants of Christoffer RASMUSSON ENGVIK born 1845 in Norway. he emigrated to USA in 1872. He first lived in Otter Tail County MN. Then he got land and settled in Richland county, Barney or Mooreton TWP in 1880's. He married in USA to a woman born in eastern Norway.
I have a photo of him together with 4 children, some of them teenagers. This picture was taken in Fergus Falls around 1900 I think.
Christ./Christoffer RASMUSSON ENGVIK later moved on to Ward County ND (1910).
I don't know the name of his children, but I think that maybe one daughter can be Annie ENGVIK born 1882 at Morton ND. She married Edwin McBAIN in Fargo Cass co. ND in 1905.
I have also find a person Oscar Bert ENGVIK born 1887 in Richland county and died 27.05.1982 in Thurston WA. i am wondering if this could be two of his children ?
Can anybody help me with this ?
Date: 15 May 2001
My father was Gailen H. FROSAKER, son of Ole G. FROSAKER, Ole was married to Marie JONES, the daughter of Henrick and Mary Ann JONES. Gailen Henning FROSAKER was born 7 of April 1905 at Wynndmere ND. My grandfather, Ole G. FROSAKER came to this country from Norway at the age of 4 (four) possibly with his parents. I am trying to find their names. They possibly homesteaded in Richland county, ND. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Also any information regarding the FROSAKER name.
Date: 21 May 2001
Looking for a Asa Burton (Bert) JONES newspaper clipping in 1912 in obit of his sibling stated living in Wapheton, North Dakota. Looking for any information on this family.
LANDRO MONSEN OEN STONE
Date: 2 June 2001
I have just found new information that brings me to North Dakota. It appears that my great grandmother Gurine LANDRO and long with her sister-in-law Anna OEN final destination from Ellis Island was to live in North Dakota. I believe my grandmother married John Sigvald STONE in Wydmere July 4, 1904. And Anna OEN married Gurine's brother Michael MONSEN. There is a Lars LANDRO as well as Anderson LANDRO, somehow these two people related or friends. If you have any information please let me know.
Date: 11 June 2001
I am looking information on Gustav HAHN who came to America 7/04/1909 and came thru Ellis Island to visit a friend Franz KALLON in Pitcarin, born in 1889. Gustav had
visited America previously.
BADER ZECH HOFFMAN VERRY
Date: 12 June 2001
I am looking for more info on my grandmother's family. Crescentia BADER was born in Wahpeton, Richland County in 1898. Her parents were Henry BADER b. Germany 1863 d. Wahpeton 1901 and Catherine ZECH b. Germany 1864 and d. Wahpeton 1946. Catherine ZECH's sisters and a brother also came the the area. Mary ZECH married Christ HOFFMAN. and Julia ZECH married John VERRY. Norbert ZECH married Elizabeth DEVRIES. Any help would be great.
LANGEDAL LANGEDAHL LOKKEBO
Date: 14 June 2001
I am looking for information on my great-grandmother Anna Sophia LANGEDAL (also spelled LANGEDAHL). Her parents came to ND from Norway in 1884. Their names were Jens Maddsson LANGEDAHL and Inger Simonstatten (LOKKEBO) LANGEDAL. They had 4 children when they arrived : Olianna Bolette, Jacob Jensen, Nille Jensdatter, and Mathias. While living here they had Louis Jensen, Samuel Jensen, and Anna Sophia (my great-grandmother). They also lived in Fergus Falls, MN at some point before scattering to either Canada and other parts of ND.
Please email me if you have any information. Thanks! Laurie - email@example.com
Email not working--Letha Chunn-Mendivil
Date: 17 June 2001
I am looking for information about Gina HAROLDSON/HARALDSON, b. 4/29/1856, d. 12/12/1940. She was the 2nd wife of Gunder HAROLDSON, and the mother of Frank HARALDSON (with whom she owned Pleasant Hill Farm and raised horses and hogs). She raised Gunder's son by a previous marriage, Harold, and her children included Frank Oscar HARALDSON, Anna HAROLDSON HARLOW, and Thomas HAROLDSON (killed in WWI and buried in Stikkelstad Cemetery). There were other children as well. Gina is my great-grandmother, and Frank is my grandfather. Thanks for your help.
Date: 17 June 2001
I would like some information on my Great Grandfather and my GreatGrandmother Charles John ANDERSEN & Karen Johanna ANDERSEN.
They were to be in Richland County,the late 1890 to the early 1920.They were both born in Denmark.They had eight children and
they grew up in Wahpeton,N.D.My grandmother was born in 1902 her name was Lillian Florence ANDERSEN. She married Ernest Herbert PEASE.
Please let me know what you find out.Thank You Ted Merce.
REITER HANSEN BRYAN
Date: 18 June 2001
Seeking information on A. Douglas HANSEN, married Suzanne BRYAN, of Wyndmere, Richland County, ND. Their daughter Ruby HANSEN REITER wrote a paper? called A history of Wyndmere Township / by Ruby H. REITER which I would really like a copy of if anyone can help, it is at the North Dakota State University and not available to loan, published by [Wahpeton, N.D. : Richland County Historical Society], 1975.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Ruby was my husbands Grandmother.
FARSDALE RUDLANG BAKKO BRUNSVOLD
Date: 22 June 2001
I am researching the said surnames - Alfred FARSDALE, married to Mabel RUDLANG in 1915 and lived east of Walcott, ND. Helmer N Olaus BAKKO married Burnette(Birdie)Kristen BRUNSVOLD in 1902 and they lived west of Walcott.
I would appreciate any information pertaining to these surnames. I am most intrested if you have any ancestral background pertaining to these individuals. Thank you, Roger Farsdale email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 26 June 2001
I'm answering a query from Jerome Geister (link was apparently no longer available) who was looking to contact me. I'm a church secretary once again, in Milwaukee, and still active with genealogy.
Date: 2 July 2001
Lester LEEMAN was born in Hankinson on 9-7-1890. I have alot of his info. I would like any thing you have on William LEEMAN and Lillian STERNS. They are the parents. If you need any other info please let me know. Thank you for your time.
Date: 7 July 2001
Ragnhild MYRE and Samuel DALE settled near Monteplier. Their children went to Canada.
Looking for any descendants.
Mary Jean Lowry Bivins
Date: 13 July 2001
I am searching for any information regarding my great grandparents, William S. and Sarah Ellen (HILLS) LOWRY. William was an attorney in Hankinson as shown on the 1910 U.S. Census. I have no information about their whereabouts after that date. Thank you.
Dr Marc Peterka
Date: 17 July 2001
My Mother's aunt (my mother was Corine Beatrice (MATHEISEN) PETERKA), my great aunt Mae (OLSON) BERGUM (1890-1939) married a Henry BERGUM. There are three women I've found that married a Henry BERGUM. Gladys J. (1899-1936) who is buried in the Dwight Cemetary, Mae OLSON (1890-1939, my great aunt) who is buried at Fairview Cemetary in Wahpeton in the MATHEISEN/OLSON family plot, and Ethel H. (1896-1952) who is buried at Riverside Cemetary in Campbell. Aparently, there is an obit in the Wahpeton Daily News from 1973 listing his date of birth as 1891. Henry's obit was listed on the Wilkin County webpage as published in January 1973 when he died. No mention of the burial location was made. There are no records of marriage for these persons in Richland County. He could have married all three, Gladys died in 36, Mae in 39, and Ethel in 52! Was he married to any of these three women? Where is he buried?
Date: 3 Aug. 2001
Can anyone help me with information on Jpb HERRICK and wife Phoebie (HUTCHINSON) HERRICK - also known as Effie HERRICK? They had a tavern and pool hall and later Job became the first sheriff of Richland County. They had twelve children and also owned farm acreage.Children's names are Stephen,Job,George, Eugene,Lucy,Effie,Lily,Fern, Jenny, Gladys, Benjamin Franklin, and Ott. Thank you for any info you care to offer. Darlene.
Date: 7 Aug. 2001
Wishing to learn more about the Charles Laben LEWIS family that lived in Wyndmere, Richland Co. ND during the time period of 1880 to 1885.
Charles and his wife, Mary E. (MORRILL) LEWIS had ten children: Frank Laban, b. KS, Hiran Fenton b. MN; Mary Bell b. MN; Emma Jane b. MN; Rodney Flint v. MN; May b. MN; Ella b, MN; Edward b. MN Hattie V. (Bertha) b. Mar 1881, MN; and Charles Richard b. 15 Aug 1883, Wyndmere, Richard, ND, my ancestor.
Charles Richard, son of Charles Laban moved to Idaho and then on to Washington state.
I have a number of documention, and other family members that are willing to share.
Date: 17 Aug. 2001
Evan FATLAND marries Julia HAGEN in late 1800's in Walcott area. Children Hans(born 1883), Disa, Olai (born 1885, married Mathilda STENSRUD), Emil (born 1888, married Emilia STENSRUD), Amund (born 1889), Clara, Alma (born 1891) and Julius.
Looking for decendants and infomation about above children. Mother Julia was my great grandmother.
Date: 22 Aug 2001
Would like any information about Mary Anne (ROBBINS) FULLER, she died NOV 1898 in Wahpeton, Richland ND, buried in Wild Rice Cemetary. Would like name of parents or any other information. I think I have a picture of her, we believe she was there with a son Dewitt FULLER.
Date: 23 Aug. 2001
I am looking for any information on my great+grandparents. John and Elizabeth HAFFNER. They had three sons- Mike, Matt, Adolph. All three sons were born in Minnesota. But they lived in Richland county, North Dakota. I found them on the 1880 census in Richland County. My great grandfather was Adolph he married Lena KRUMP.
Date: 4 Sept. 2001
I am looking for any information regarding the TENNEFOSS surname. K(C)arl Neilson TENNEFOSS is of particular interest.
Date: 23 Sept. 2001
I am looking for any info about a Mrs. Lydia BLACKMER who was living in Hankinson N.D. in 1890. Possibly someone with the last name QUIMBY also.
TENNEFOSS TENEFOSS REPPEN
Date: 28 Sept. 2001
I am looking for information on this family. First names: Nels, Martha, Brita, Charles, Gertrud, Lars, Peter. Immigrated from Norway in 1872. Believe port of arrival was Quebec.
The family is listed in the 1885 census in Richland county but can find nothing further.
Carla Tennefoss Respess
Date: 3 Oct. 2001
I am looking for information on Karl Nilsson TENNEFOSS and Mary Anne TENNEFOSS. Karl is listed in the 1885 census for Richland County as 19. I cannot locate marriage information or when they left Richland for Virginia. They both died in 1908 of tuberulosis but I cannot locate their marriage or birth of their 5 children. Any help would be appreciated.
Date: 7 Oct. 2001
Do you have any information about Dr. Timothy O'BRIEN and his wife Mary Wilczek O'BRIEN? Dr. O'BRIEN as associated with the hospital in Wahpeton. I find in the death records entries for him and his wife but I would like to get additional information. Mary O'BRIEN was my great aunt.
Date: 8 Oct. 2001
We're searching for information on a village called Kongsberg, ND. H.C.N. MYHRA has a picture of their house taken 1899 in Dwight Township, and it listed the village as Kongsberg/Kongsburg. The picture is in the Richland /Wilkin County Historical book and I've photocopied it.
Date: 17 Oct. 2001
I am looking for information about August JOHANSON who came to Richland county in September of 1884. This is my GGrandFather.
His wifes name was Martha or Marta. They had 3 children that I know of. They were Bernice, Rose and Bror Melcher Walter JOHANSON. He is my grandfather. Any information on the mentioned people would realy help me.
Date: 29 Oct. 2001
I am looking for a Lorna (DOONE) HAFNER, she may have been married to Adolph HAFNER. I have his wife as Helena HAFNER but he may have been married twice.
Thanks in advance-Barbara
Patricia Eischens Meyer
Date: 2 Nov. 2001
Looking for information on the EISCHENS in Richland,County. I can find where they had land in Belford and Grant Townships.
Three were, Maximillian, who married Barbara KRUMP, Theodore and Nicholas. I know Theodore and Maximillian were brothers. Family rumor has it there were more brothers in ND, so I am assuming Nicholas was a brother also. Theodore and my Great Grandfather Max, came to Two Inlets township, Becker County, Minn in 1898. Both are buried there. Would like more info on their time in ND, other family members. I know that Max came from Niederpiersheid, Germany where he was born in 1855. I have no dates or specific info again until they came to Two Inlets. Anyone have more?
Date: 1 Dec. 2001
Would like any information conerning Theodore JACOBSON and Eleanor WOLD families.
Date: 17 Dec. 2001
I am looking for any records I can find regarding the ZACHARIAS family. I have accessed the 1900 cencus and found that August ZACHARIAS and his wife Emma and 6 children lived in Brightwood Township. There is a village listed but I cannot read it. I'm looking for birth death and marriage records. Also if there were other ZACHARIAS' in the area. My grandfather was Adolph ZACHARIAS one of the six children.
Date: 25 Dec 2001
Theodore J. HINGTGEN / HINTGEN had a photographic studio in Wapheton after he moved there from Eastern Iowa about 1880. I am interested in his family and obtaining photographs that he produced. I am also interested in his nephew, photographic apprentice, Frank EBNER. Frank EBNER was killed in a train accident in the Breckenridge train yards 22-Oct-1893.
Richland Co. Home Page