Richland County, North Dakota
1998 Queries

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Jodi Tronsgard
Date: 1 Jan 1998
I'm looking for information concerning any TRONSGARDs who lived in Richland County during the early 1900s. One possible name is Thomas Leo Tronsgard born on Nov. 24, 1902.
Steven Roberts
Date: 5 Jan 1998
I am looking for any information pertaining to my father Harry LEDGERWOOD. He was born in Fairmount, Richland County on Dec. 6, 1912. His mother was named Vergie Ruth Ledgerwood. She gave him up for adoption, and he was taken from the Children's Home Society in Fargo by Wilber A. and Pearl Roberts. He was never legally adopted by Wilber and Pearl, although he was raised with the name Harry Ledgerwood Roberts. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Larry Brooks
Date: 11 Jan 1998
Looking for information on the families of William Harris CLINTSMAN and Frank Dewain CLINTSMAN. Both were in Belford, Richland County, in the 1900 Census. What became of Frank Dewain, his wife Katie (?), and children, Lois and Warren? What became of William Harris, his wife Anna BOSUN, and their eight children?
Bill Clark
Date: 15 Jan 1998
Looking for information about my great grandfather. One of his sons William Clark homesteaded about 4 mi south of Lidgerwood. Mr CLARKE helped build the Episcopalian church in Lidgerwood about 1916 and is buried in the churches cemetary aprox 2 mi north of Lidgerwood. Any information would be welcomed.
Date: 22 Jan 1998
These folks are my direct descendants. Clara Forman, sister of William C. Forman "Tint" of Hankinson; Clara from Forman originallly. Robert Lowry, from Illinois working in Hankinson, married Clara Forman June 16, 1907 in Hankinson. I am looking for Robert's parent, earlier mentioned here. The last name may be spelled LOWERY or LOWRY. I believe William S. Lowery was living and working in Hankinson at the time of son, Robert's, marriage to Clara Forman. I would appreciate any info you may have on William S., if possible. Thank you.
James D. Dampier 3 Feb 1998
I am looking for information on the activities of Company "F" of Hatch's Independent Battalion Cavalry. I believe it was organized on September 1, 1894 and mustered out April 26, 1866. Perhaps you know aof a detailed history of this event. I'm also interested in information concerning Lt. Edward Dampier of this unit. Thank you
Jane K. Wendell 15 Feb 1998
Looking for any information about Adam Kohlgraf (DOB: Apr 26, 1857 in Germany) and his wife Catherine (Edrick)Kohlgraf. Mrs. Kohlgraf is buried in Wahpeton? Would appreciate info about cause of her death, date, etc. Time period: around 1904? Thank you!
Kay Johnson 18 Feb 1998
Researching Carl HERMES and Katharine MOHR HERMES who lived at St. Joseph's Mission, Summit Twp, Richland Co, ND in late 1880's and 1900. Came from Fond du Lac Co, WI. Also researching John SILVERNAIL who married Clara HERMES in Wahpeton, Richland Co, ND. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Bonnie Webber 19 Feb 1998
I am searching for ggrandparents, Olaf W. ANDERSON and Anna ERICKSON. Would have been settled in Wahpeton ND around 1899. thank you.
Rhoda E Clarkson 22 Feb1998
Seeking death dates and burial place for Arthur, d abt 1972, and Maude Almira Luing Tuel d abt 1957, in Galchutt.
Mary Klander 3 Mar 1998
I am researching my mother's family. My grandparents, Vincent and Mathilda KASPAREK, along with daughters Marie (my mother) and Bessie emmigated from Moravia, Czechoslovakia to Lidgerwood ND in 1912. My grandfather was a shoemaker and had a shop in Lidgerwood. They had four other children, Emil born in 1913, Otto born in 1917 and twins Gerald and Geraldine born in 1921. My mother, Marie KASPAREK, graduated from Lidgerwood H.S. in 1925. I have pictures and names of the graduating class if it would help anyone. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who knew our family or about the time they lived in Lidgerwood.
Barbara Hamel 16 March 1998
I am seeking information about descendants of Augusta(OLTMAN) MATTHAIS and Otto MATTHIAS. I believe they had three children Elizabeth(also know as Daisy), Wesley, and Rueben who were born about 1904, 1905, and 1906 in Richland County, ND. Augusta MATTHIAS died in or near Barney, ND (Richland County) in 1907 when the children were very young. Her husband remarried and moved to Mandan, ND. I have located the family in Mandan in the 1920 census and don't know what happened to them after that. The 1920 census lists Elizabeth as married with the surname SUMMERTON. There is also a one month old child named George SUMMERTON (Elizabeth's son)listed. There is no spouse listed for Elizabeth. Any help is appreciated.
Craig Johnson 18 March 1998
Would like any info pertaining to Lydia SCHROEDER and Charles ABBOTT who lived in Hankinson early 1900's. Charles worked on the Railroad and they lived in town. They had sons Charles "Moony", "Shorty" and "Smokey" and daughter Ester "Siss".
Anne Benson 27 March 1998
FRANK & JESSIE GRUSLIN lived near Fairmount, ND in 1914 when my mother, Iona Peterson, Jessie's daughter, was married to Oscar Swanson. Oscar was the son of OLAF SWANSON, a farmer, of Fairmount. Any information on the GRUSLIN family would be appreciated.
shirley bland 4 April 1998
I am looking for information about the JOHNSON FAMILY that lived in Christine, North Dakota around 1899-1925. The parents names were JOHN and THOMASINA They had 10 children. Names were SELMER, ART, BURT, WILLY, MELVIN, HENRY, LENA, LEA, MINNIE, and EILEEN. Later they moved to Leroy, and then to Park River. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you!
Neal Merrill
Date: 23 April 1998
I am looking for information on my grand father JOHN E. JONES he was married to EDA PAYN . They had a doughter named HAZEL EDITH born Oct. 16,1886 in or near Wyndmere, ND. EDA /or EDITH died Oct. 30, 1886 2 weeks after hazel was born and is burried in the nulph cemetery sw of wyndmere. I have some information on EDA PAYN but have nothing on JOHN E. JONES and would appreciate any information I can get. Thank You Neal A. Merrill
Bob Kriz
Date: 24 April 1998

I'm looking for any information on Henry Quamme who moved from Wisconsin to Richland Co abt. 1880 and had 10-15 chldren in ND
Joanne Hamilton
Date: 30 April 1998

Am researching the family of John and Catherine BEATON. They moved to N. Dakota from Bruce County, Ontario, Canada in the late 1870's and possibly settled in the Wahpeton area. There were 4 children, Donald Neil, Samuel, Henry and Margaret. Donald later married Mary Ann MCDONALD of Wiarton, Ontario, Canada and they eventually settled in North Vancouver, B.C., Canada. I believe the other 3 children also returned to Canada.

Eugenia L. Evander-Parker 26 May 1998
Edna Lindquist, nee Knappen, supposedly died 1929 in Wahpeton. She is buried in Ortonville, Big Stone County, MN in Lindquist family plot (Mound Cemetery) Any newspaper obits are appreciated. Thank

Carole JENSEN Sass 31 May 1998
Looking for information about Andrew Berg and sister Martha. He was an early settler in Sheyenne Township. Martha came from Norway with two children and kept house for Andrew. I am looking for information of this family and decendents of Martha's children. Andrew's nephew, Johannes Solhjem and wife Ronnag Bakke came to Sheyenne township, also. Andrew is from Solhjemsbergom farm near Otta/Sel, Norway which was bombed and burned in 1941. I have heard that there is another person researching this family and I think this person must be from this line of the family.

Linda Glasner Waddle 7 June 1998
Looking for descendants of Jacob GLASNER/GLASANER who immigrated from Luxembourg c. 1840's. Hankinson, Lidgerwood, and Wahpeton are mentioned as residences of relatives. Relations to S. Dakota GLASNERS.

Anna 22 July 1998
I am looking for information on Leo Gray Born Aug. 8 died May 1989. I know he was in the navy and went into politics. His mother's name was Mrs. Thomas Gray I need her maiden name. How can I go about finding this?

Merle Johnson 8 Aug 1998
Seeking information(s) re the stated, last known location Walcott, ND, abt '30/40's,

Dag Album 29 Aug 1998
I am looking for information about Henry TILLISCH who according to the SSDI lived in Abercrombie, Richland, ND. He was born on 7 April 1880 and died in Oct 1967. Any information about parents, wife (Ann (?)), siblings and children is appreciated.

Donald Van Arnam 3 Sept 1998
Searching for info. on VAN ARNAM and LAWRENCE FAMILIES and THEIR DESCENDANTS. Some VAN ARNAM family members moved from NY to Canada during Revolution. Sons and/or grandsons returned to NY and some to Illinois in early to mid 1800s. Grandfather and brothers with friends moved to ND circa 1880. Grandfather Jacob Van Arnam married Mary Lawrence b. Canada. Father George Lawrence, mother Sarah Goff. Jacob and Mary VA had three children in ND then moved to Oregon. Grandfather's brother was Judge George Van Arnam married Mrs. Nettie Heath Knuppenburg. Had three daughters Kittie Beardsley, Mabel Grace and Hazel. Family members may also lived in surrounding counties in ND and MN.

Joyce Eckdale 4 Sept 1998
QUAMMEN ,Syver and family Dorothy, George ,Edward Owned a lumber yard in Lidgerwood. Would anyone have informationon this lumber yard 1915-1930?? or this family? PICTURES ?

Lynn DeRider Olivier 7 Sept 1998
My great aunt Luella (STEBLER) Hite Skooklum married widower Otto W Neumann 11 Mar 1929 in St Paul, Ramsey Co, MN. Otto was born 08 Jun 1876 in Richland Co, ND and died Mar 1957 in Jamestown, ND. He is buried in the Hillside Cemetery in Hankinson, SD. Luella and Otto lived in rural Great Bend. Otto married 1st Bertha Dembke who died 19 Jan 1926 in Great Bend. Otto and Bertha had Hilda who married Wlater S SADLER(in St Paul in 1956), Allen who married Gale and died 7 May 1954 in Colfax, Whitman Co, WA and Ruth who married a Mr Elsworth (in Minneapolis in 1956.)Would love to hear any additional information on Otto's family.

Robert S. Brown 19 Sept 1998
Researching Leo KUTZER, his wife Susan, and Harold THOMAS, step-son of Leo KUTZER and son of Susan by her first husband, Oral THOMAS. The KUTZER family was last known living in Richland County. Oral THOMAS, first husband of Susan (maiden name unknown), was born in Indiana, 7 Mar 1893. He married Susan in North Dakota. Susan was born in North Dakota about 1897. Oral and Susan had two children: a boy, name thought to be Harold F. THOMAS, born about 1916, and a younger daughter, name unknown, born after 1919, who was married and living in Boston, Mass., in 1955. The daughter had, at that time, two girls and a boy. Oral THOMAS and Susan divorced, and Oral departed North Dakota and died in Washington State, 20 Nov 1954. Susan married Leo KUTZER sometime after her divorce from Oral, and I have a letter written by Susan, dated January 1955, showing that she and husband Leo were then living in or near Fairview, Richland County, North Dakota. I have been given information, still needing confirmation, that Leo KUTZER was born 14 Jan 1897, died Mar 1987, Richland County, North Dakota, age 90. I am a grandnephew of Oral THOMAS and cousin of Harold and his sister. Any information or leads concerning past and present members of the KUTZER and THOMAS folk would be greatly appreciated.

G.C.Crocker 19 Oct 1998
TRINTERUD, KNUDT OLSON: Born 24 Dec 1860 in Al-Hakkubgdak, Norway. Died 21 Sep 1918 in Christine, Richland Co, ND. Would like the name and adresses of cemeteries in the area, to contact for information.
HAFNER 23 Oct 1998
Looking for family records of HAFNER family immigrated to North Dakota in the 1800 early some where around Hankinson, any help or advice would be appreaciated thanks
look forward to hear from you thanks again

BARB BONHAM 4 Nov 1998
I am seeking information on John WACHA who was born in Bohemia; immigrated to NY in 1869; lived in Ypsilanti, Michigan until 1881 at which time he moved to Lidgerwood with his family. I am seeking a death date and information about other members of the WACHA family. His original name was john VACHA.

Lynette Bardsley7 Nov 1998
I am searching for information on my grandparents Theodore Neumann and Margaret (Pautz/Pautze) Neumann. They were married August 2, 1904 in Richland County, possibly in Wahpeton. They both lived in Hankinson until their death - she on April 14, 1917, and he in 1958. They had five sone: Art, Elmer, Harold, Ervin, and Alfred. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Joanne Robinson 15 Nov 1998
Researching Frank WELING & Christina LOTZER who lived in Wahpeton ND & Kent MN. Any info wanted on Jacob LOTZER & Margaret SCHILLER and theier descendents.Also Anton LOTZER brother of Jacob LOTZER they came to ND from WI.

Bruce Burk 25 Nov 1998
Am researching my wife's great-grandparents and grandparents. Grandfather Albert TORGERSON lived with his parents (names unknown) in Whapeton, and married Hazel BEEBE in Barney on July 20, 1907. Alberts parents came from Germany to Newmans Grove, NE and spent time there, and Lyle, MN before coming to Whapeton. Albert had siblings Ida. Tom, Lue, and Alvin. Would like to find the names of Albert's parents as well as any info on his siblings.

Rosanne Wrege 6 Dec 1998
I am searching for information on any Wrege that lived in Richland county,specifically Hankinson and the Lidgerwood area Wilhelm Wrege died sometime in 1917 in Hankinson and his wife Karoline died in 1931. They had 7 (?) children Albertine, Herman, Bertha, Albert, Carl, Johannes and another Bertha. Albert Wilhelm Oscar was born in 1869 and died June 6, 1922 in Hankinson or was it Lidgerwood? He was married to Metha, and they arrived in Lidgerwood in August of 1892. Does anyone have any information on any person in the area that had the last name of WREGE

Paulette Haynes 7 Dec 1998
Searching for any information on Abraham WILLIAMS 1819- and wife Harriett HAYNES 1823-. They were living in Richland County in 1885, I believe in Fairmount. Children: Isadora, Theodore, John and Jennie.

Amy Kuck 17 Dec 1998
Looking for Bernhard George RUBEY and descendants. Originated in Brown County Minnesota. There is also a Bernice RUBEY, possibly his wife. George's mother was a BRANDL. He lived in the Abercrombie? area at the time of his death.
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