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Date: 28 Dec 2003
Math ZENTNER, born 1874 in Austria, died 1912, buried in Calvary Cemetery, Hankinson.
Catherine ZENTNER, born 1862 in Galicia, died 1928, buried in Calvary Cemetery, Hankinson.
The 1920 census shows Catherine living in Brightwood township, with son Killion, born in
1902 in Austria, and daughter Rose, born in 1905 in North Dakota.
Killion died in 1988 and is buried in Calvary Cemetery along with wife, Effie G. (1905-1974).
Was her maiden name GUNDERSON? Did they have any children?
Was Rose married to John WOLFF?
Were Math ZENTNER and Catherine ZENTNER husband and wife? What was her maiden name?
The 1920 census also shows Rudolph SHELLER, age 23, living with Katherine, and is shown as her son.
Which SCHELLER was she previously married to? Thank you.
Date: 9 Jan 2003
Looking for info on the BERNARD families who moved from Wisconsin to Richland County
in the 1880s and 1890s. By 1900 there were six brothers - Mathias, Peter, Arnold, George,
John, and Joseph BERNARD and their large families. They farmed in Brandenburg, Devillo,
and Waldo Townships. I have lots of info on the family going back to the 1700s I would be
happy to share.
Date: 17 Jan 2003
Any information on Theodore EISCHENS, Max EISCHENS, and the correlation with the BREKERs
would be appreciated. I do have some information, these were both brothers who came from
Germany in the 1870's. Theodore stayed in Richland County and Max went to the Two Inlet's
area in Minnesota. Thank You.
Date: 26 Jan 2003
I am wanting to exchange information with any relatives of Vincent or George ZWICKL.
Vincent and his wife Mary are buried at St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Richland County.
Date: 29 Jan 2003
Looking for the address of the Christine Lutheran Church. My grandfather
(Victor G. McLEOD) had his funeral there on February 1st 1964. Any information
as the the physcial location, address or phone number for this church or current
status would be very appreciated.
Gary S. McLeod
MATTISON MATHISON MATHISEN
Date: 31 Jan 2003
Am researching lives of my great-grandparents, John Peter and Louise Zakrine MATHISON
(spelling often varies). They are in Richland County census (ImageFile# 056-09, starting
at line 16) for 1880, may have come there as early as 1869. Have recently heard a lot about
"Richland County History" but unable to get a copy via inter-library loan. Could someone check
to see if my grandparents are in the index? Even if not, does this book contain any useful
information about that time period, such as why people came there, how they might have lived,
etc. In any event, are copies of this book available for sale anywhere?
Date: 3 Feb 2003
I am Maximilian EISCHENS' Great Great Great GrandDaughter and I am interested in any information.
I understand he came here from Germany with his brother, Theodore. I also understand that an
EISCHENS and a BREKER had married. This would all be in the Mantador Lidgerwood area. Maximilian
moved to Two Inlets, Minn and settled there. Anyone with information feel free to e-mail me. Thanks.
Date: 3 Feb 2003
Looking for info on Louis Peter CHRISTENSEN, born Denmark 1862/3. He came to the US in Nov 1882
and homesteaded in 1885 in Section 23, Greendale Township, Richland Co. He married Andrea
CHRISTENSEN (Nee LARSEN) about 1904. Andrea had 2 sons, Ernst born 1901 and Martin born 1903,
by previous marraige to a Ludvig CHRISTENSEN. Ludvig, Andrea and Ernst came to the US
(Minneapolis/St Paul) in 1902. Louis and Andrea had 5 children together...Otto b1905,
Carrie b1907, Ellen b1909, Ewald (Ed) b1911 and Levi (Norman) b1913. The family returned in
1909 from a visit to Andrea's home in Rendbæk, Hjørring, Denmark. Louis died 1915 and Andrea
died in 1919. Shortly following Ernst's death in 1922, the youngest of the remaining children
went into foster homes and the older ones abandoned the homestead and scattered to the 4 winds.
Need help in finding info on this family such as marraige, death and birth records, obituaries
newspaper items, possible relatives, etc. Primarily looking for document showing exact birthdate
for Louis as well as his birthplace in Denmark. 1900 and 1910 Census yield different birth years.
Date: 5 Feb 2003
I have a records of land grants for Charles NEMETZ and for Frank KOUBA. Can anyone tell me if
they are relatives to either. Stella Katherine KOUBA married Charles NEMETZ in 1911; Charles
NEMETZ bought land from General Washburn in 1906. He had a brother and a sister, but who were
his parents and how did he get from Iowa to Lidgerwood North Dakota. Thanks. Anne
MULLEN McMULLEN WHITAKER
Date: 11 Feb 2003
I'm hoping that someone can help me locate a marriage record for the following: John MULLEN / McMULLEN married Martha WHITAKER about 1890 in Wahpeton, Richland County, North Dakota.
Thank you very much, Sheila Maynor firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 24 Feb 2003
I am looking for information about Emil Henning INTLEHOUSE born Oct 26 1884 in Freeman Township.
Married to Evilyn Lucile OLSON. He died on April 4 1960 in Milnor.
Any information on INTLEHOUSE would be helpful.
Bill Borgen Treumann
Date: 26 Feb 2003
I have an undated late 30-s History of Richland County which states that in 1878 "a Mr. BORGEN"
established the Richland County Gazette and sold it later the same year.
Can you provide the name and perhaps other information about "Mr. BORGEN."?
During the 1870s my grandparents Otto BORGEN and Caroline Christopherson BORGEN,
along with other BORGENs, left Wisconsin to homestead near Mooreton, DT. Otto had
a general store in Mooreton and may have been the first or second postmaster. Died of
TB in the middle 1890s, probably 1895.
The last BORGEN I know of to live in Richland
County was Ben BORGEN, who died in Fargo about 20 years ago.
Date: 14 March 2003
Today I found an archived Richland County query (February, 2000) from a Kathlene Lukasik seeking
information about FIEBELKORN and WESTPHAL histories. I sent a response to the email address given
for Kathlene in this archived query, but it was returned to me as "unknown user," so apparently
she no longer uses that address.
I'm very interested in connecting with Kathlene, as I am a direct descendent of Mathilda
FIEBELKORN / William WESTPHAL from the Hankinson area and would like genealogical information
about them. If anyone has current contact information for Kathlene Lukasik, I'd really appreciate
knowing how to reach her.
Date: 14 March 2003
I am looking for ancestral information about Andrea FINSAND (b May 06, 1860, d May 02, 1932).
She married Tollef Olsen RUDLANG, (b January 26,1851 d April 04,1930.) Andrea FINSAND is believed
to have been born in Lillehammer, Gulbradsdalen, Norway, and Tollef RUDLANG in Ulnes, Valders Valley,
Norway. Any information about their parents or further ancestors would greatly be appreciated. I am
at at an end, especially with FINSAND.
Thank you, Roger
Robert E. Johnson
Date:9 June 2003
According to some information. my paternal grandfather owned some land in Richland
County. He must have purchase it sometime between 1897-l891. He sold it in 1891 before
moving to Traill County some time in 1891, but at least by 1892. He and his wife, Ragnild
(Ragna, Raghild, Ranghild - could even have been Gertrude), probably had a daughter born to
them at that time. Her name was Ida. One sheet from the 1885 census has a Ragnild OLSON listed
as a servant from Norway (67-004).
Any information you can send to me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
RUSSELL ROUILLARD SANDERSON
Date: 14 June 2003
I am looking for information on Peter RUSSELL (aka Pierre ROUILLARD) and his wife,
Sarah (SANDERSON) RUSSELL. Both were born in Canada, Peter in May 1833, Sarah in March
1834. She was half Native American. They were married on a steamboat near Fort
Abercrombie on June 10, 1860. They settled in Walcott. I am curious as to which steamboat
they were married on, and whether there are Richland County records which pertain to them.
Ruth Braun Okubo
Date: 30 June 2003
I am the great- granddaughter of Jacob and Caroline SCHWEIZER. I am looking for any
factual or annecdotal information about my great-grandparents who lived in Wahpeton, ND
from around 1880. My grandmother, Lena SCHWEIZER was born in Wahpeton in July, 1881.
Am especially interested in when Jacob and Caroline arrived in Wahpeton. Thank you!
Date: 9 July 2003
I am looking for any information on the MURACK family from Geneseo. My grandfather Joseph
STAROSTA married my grandmother Rose. My mother Virginia STAROSTA (FRITCH) was born on the
farm in Geneseo. I believe there to be a small amount of family residing there yet?
Date: 14 July 2003
Max WIPPERMANN and Henry WIPPERMANN
Andreas Max WIPPERMANN was born on February 14, 1868
in Mosel Township, Wisconsin to a family that included eleven children. From articles that appeared
in the Bismarck Daily Tribune it is known that on October 31, 1898 he registered at a hotel
in Wahpeton, ND.; an article on January noted the death of his wife – He is identified as Max
WIPPERMANN the County Auditor; an article dated March 14, 1908 mentions his unsuccessful run for
ND Governor; an article dated March 19, 1908 identifies him as the State Treasurer; and an article
on December 19, 1910 identifies him as a well known merchant of Hankinson who had purchased five
car-loads of chickens for $3,600 and resold them all to Thanksgiving customers.
Max’s first child Echo was born in 1989 to Max’s first wife who died in 1899. The 1900 US Census
lists Echo, age 1 living in Chilton, WI with her grandmother and her Aunt Lena. The 1920 census
lists Max, his (second) wife Angelina (nee SHIPE) and children Echo – age 14 (should be 21 or 22);
Alva – age 18; Eleanor – age 14; and twins Max and Maxine – age 11.
Elk Creek Cemetery records
contain the following “1920/10/27 - F/W/M - Heart Disease – C-1-1-3 – Max WIPPERMANN, Hankinson.”
Max, the senior died in 1933 and his wife died in 1943. Max the younger died on July 25, 1989.
However, a 1994 telephone directory lists a Max WIPPERMANN living in Hankinson.
During the first decade of the 19th century, Max’s brother Heinrich August WIPPERMANN, born
April 11, 1866 in Mosel Township and known as Henry joined Max in Hankinson. US Census records
indicated that both brothers were merchants/department store owners. A nephew of the brothers,
Ernest Charles WIPPERMANN, a pharmacist joined the brothers for a short period of time before
moving on to Salt Lake City. Henry and his wife Emma had two daughters, Ella born in 1892 in Wisconsin,
married a civil engineer Ernest BUDGE lived in Arlington, VA, and died in Arlington in 1975; and
Adeline born in 1896 in WI.
I would appreciate any additional information on Max and Henry WIPPERMANN and their families.
The specific questions I have are the following,
(1) Who was Max WIPPERMANN’s first wife?
(2) Who is the WIPPERMANN buried in 1920 in the Elk Creek Cemetery?
(3) Who is the Hankinson, ND Max WIPPERMANN listed in a 1994 telephone directory?
Thanks in advance for any help, I am
Jo Lynn Davenport Smith
Date: 20 Aug 2003
My great-grandfather, J. R. (Joseph Ruffner) DAVENPORT was in Wahpeton, North Dakota,
along with his brother Edwin Rush DAVENPORT who built the waterworks in that town. It
was at some time between the years 1884 and 1893. The two of them were also responsible
for the building of waterworks in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. I have a notebook in which my
great-grandfather apparently listed the results of his water meter reading. He mentions
such spots as Harris Laundry, Krupp Gem, Marsh House Hotel, Crawford Street, North and South
Washington Streets and a courthouse. Does anyone recognize these names as belonging to
Jason Douglas Bolstad
Date: 8 Sept 2003
My name is Jason Douglas Bolstad. I live in Lynnwood, WA. I trying to gather info. on my
ancestors that immigrated to Colfax, ND in the 1880's. My great-great-grandfather's name
is Ole BOLSTAD, (not sure on middle name), he had a son name Harold BOLSTAD. My grandfahters
name is Henry Bernard BOLSTAD also born and raised in Colfaxs, ND. If there's any cousins out
there wanting to reasearch and build or family tree. I'm very interested. I'm in the process
of reasearch back to Norway where Ole might have resided. If you have in info. please feel
free to contact by email. Thanks again. -
Date: 9 Sept 2003
Seeking any information on Anne Margaret JONES (1862-1933) (nee PULESTON), widow of
Griffith JONES, a school teacher and her daughters Catherine, Rebecca and Eva. In the
1920 Census they were living in Brightwood, Richland County. All three daughters
(aged 30, 28 and 23 respectively) were school teachers.
PETERKA LAWRENCE FAYTLE BEZNICK DVORAK
Dr Marc Peterka
Date: 11 Sept 2003
In the 1860's through the 1880's descendants of Martin PETERKA (Bohemia late 1700's)
Came to Wahpeton from Borkovice 29, in Bohemia (Austria/Czech). They were my
greatgrandfather Mathias (Matej) PETERKA, and his three female first cousins
Mrs. Josef (Mary DVORAK) BEZNICK, Mrs. Matej (Anna DVORAK) LAWRENCE (sp. LORENC),
and Mrs John (Rosa DVORAK) FAYTLE (sp. FAJTL).
I am in contact with decendants of
ll of these people, and another Wenzel DVORAK/PETERKA family in Wisconsin.
As well, I have found a living PETERKA (Ivan PETERKA) in the Czech Republic who
is a direct descendant.
We want to plan a "PETERKA Reunion" on Memorial Day weekend
in 2004 in Wahpeton. HELP! Any relations of interested parties please contact me for
More information and let me know if you want to participate in the planning or attend
the reunion. For more details on the family tree go to http://boards.ancestry.com....and
get in touch as soon a possible!
FAMILIES ARE FOREVER!
Date: 12 Sept 2003
Looking for descendents of John J. FEY and his sister, Mollie (FEY) [NOTT] HUGHES who lived in Richland Co. ND. Mollie HUGHES had a dau.Ellen who md Mr. ERTL prob in Minn perhaps St. Cloud. Mollie HUGHES had a son by the NOTT marriage but believe he went by HUGHES or was perhaps adopted by her husband. I am putting together a book for this my husband's family.
John J. FEY & wife Minnie had several children. Would like to find those descendents.
Thank you for any help!
Date: 26 Sept 2003
I have found a 1920 census record for my great-grandfather Ira EDWARDS in Richland County.
He is listed as being married to Anna EDWARDS and living on 2nd St. North. His occupation
is listed as doctor - chiropractor. I'm not sure how long he lived in Richland County but I
know he died 5 years later in Georgia and that one of his few possessions was a sheriff's badge
from Wahpeton, ND...so the story goes.
If anyone has any information on Ira or Anna I would appreciate hearing from you.
Date: 27 Sept 2003
I am looking to find information on Nils or Ole STAV of Norway. Came to USA in 1914 - 1911.
They were my grandmother's brothers. My grandmother was Laura Serine STAV. Her father was
Lar Louis STAV , mother was Sigrid (SMITHSTAD) STAV. Hope to find someone to help in North
MARILYN ERB COLLINGS
Date: 8 Oct 2003
Looking for family information Henry ERB and Alvina WEBBER, my grandparents from Hankinson,
I would like to start a family tree.
Date: 21 Oct 2003
Seeking information on life in Wyndmere area during the 1890s and specifically on Sebastian
GEISEN family. Sebastian and Katharina GEISEN moved from Scott County, MN to Wyndmere in 1891
with their four children, Philip, Katherine, Matthew, and Valentine. Born while in Wyndmere were
Joseph, Francis, John, Ed, and Anna. Sebastian was in the grain business, possibly running an
elevator. By 1903 they had moved on to Bisbee, Towner, ND. Any info on their lives in Wyndmere
or guidance is much appreciated.
Date: 2 Nov 2003
I am looking for any information pertaining to a Matthew L. OLSON born in Wahpeton, ND
between 1900 and 1910 (I believe it was 1904). He died in 1964 and is burried in Elmhurst
Cemetary in St. Paul, MN. His wife was Bertha. Children: Linda, Darlene, Robert, Carol and Katie.
He is my grandfather.
Also, if I go to Wahepton, how may I get a copy of a birth certificate?
Date: 4 Nov 2003
William C. THOMPSON, my great grandfather bought 160 acres in Richland County on Feb. 10, 1882.
The location was NE quarter of Sec.8, Town-135 North, Range 50 West.
I have a Certificate #2156
signed by Chester A. Arthur President of the United States and S W Leeark, Recorder of the General
What is on the land today? Who can give me the history of that land?
Date: 13 Nov 2003
Hi my name is Amy Solis and I am looking for pictures of my mother when she went to the Wahpeton
Indian School. I figure it was about 1948-1955 and her name is Rose SNOW. She had past away
this year and I would like to find pictures of her when she was small and her brothers and sisters
where they are pretty much gone too. So if any body has any pictures of her or her siblings I would
really appreciated it because it would mean alot to my family. Thank you very much.
Date: 16 Nov 2003
I'm Researching Ole and Anna (SUNDEM) WOLD. Ole b.? d.?, Anna b. 8-07-1824 Vardal, Oppland, Norway.
d ?. Daughter of Ole Monsen RUDLANG and Anna Eriksdtr SUNDEM. They had at least 5 children. Mina
(Minnie), Inga married Ole KNUTSON, Mathilda married Jens ERICKSON, Olaus, Emil.
In the 1880
census for Richland County I found a
Ole WOLD age 62,
Anna WOLD age 55, and son Edward age 22.
Would like to know if this could be the same Ole and Anna I'm researching? Thank You.
Date: 19 November 2003
I am looking for information on the Ole JOHNSON family who lived in the Wyndmere area in the
late 1880's to the early 1900's. I have a lot of information on Ole but none to speak of on his family,
wife and children. His daughter, Martha (JOHNSON) MOEN was my great grandmother.
Donna J. Steele
Date:10 Dec 2003
Looking for people that may have moved from Mn to ND that are descendants of the Ebenezer ENDERSBE.
Know there were some that settled in SE ND.
Date: 12 Dec 2003
Ayra Judd Phelps HEDGES b-NY in 1857 married Barbara RODGERS b-Scotland in March 1886 in Abercrombie,
Dakota Territory. 1879-or before, till 1886: Judd HEDGES was in this area and became involved
with H. S. Back, General Sibley's chief of scouts. Barbara RODGERS' parents were both b-Scotland.
She had a sister, ?, b-abt.1885
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Date: 27 Dec 2003
My mother, Frances Marie REUBISH, Brandon, Oien (married to Arthur O. OIEN 11/22/41),
was the daughter of Francis REUBISH of Audubon, Mn and Moorhead, Mn & Fargo, N.D.
in the mid-20's and 30's. I would like to hear of him and what happend to him and his
ancestors. He was married to Hilda KLEVEN of Audubon, Mn
Date: 5 Jan 2003
I am looking for information on John INGERSOLL. he passed away in Abercrombie in the 1980's (85?). Thank you
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