Pine Co., Minnesota Archived Queries

Queries 2005-2007

Surname & Location Researching Researcher
I am looking for more information re: Hans Christensen (1896 - ?) and descendants. Hans emigrated to the US from Denmark in 1915 and on the 1930 US census he is living in Kerrick, Pine County with his family: Laura Christensen 1897 ? wife; Georg Christensen abt. 1921; Inge Christensen abt. 1923; Svend Christensen abt. 1925; Allen Christensen abt. 1927; Norma Christensen abt. 1926; Dora Christensen.
The connection to Hans Christensen is on my wife's side of the family - her grandfather Laurits Andreas Christensen was a brother to Hans Christensen.
Joe Evans
Arvid Victor Carlson,Certid #1962-MN-014977. Is there anyone who knows anything about him? I guess his father was Johan Victor Carlson, born in Sweden 1862. Is that correct? J.V.C. was my great grand fatherīs brother. Please, send me mail! Thank You! Arne Carlsson, Grandalsgatan 4, 59098 Edsbruk, Sweden. Arne Carlsson
I am searching for Joseph Cayo, b. abt 1854 in WI, son of Anton and Mary O’Neil Cayo. He would have been born in the Manitowoc, WI area. Parents moved to Hayward, WI in 1882. It is said Joseph moved to Nickerson, MN and was a dairy farmer. Any information appreciated. Jackie Silvers
I remember a vacation my parents took to Hinkley, MN., with me when I was very young. We visited a lady by the name of Jenny Jackson, who was a friend of my maternal grandmother (Anna Ottilia (Nilsdotter) Eriksson).
From what I have been told, Hinkley was the first home in the USA for my grandmother and I was wondering if Jenny Jackson was the lady who sponsored my grandmother. I am hoping that some of Jenny Jackson's family are working on Family Genealogy also and that we might be able to exchange copies of pictures and family trees.
Lorraine Wilson Urbassik
I am looking for info on John L. Cowing who lived in Pine. I think he was John S. Cowings father who lived in Alexandria Minn. From 1889-1935. The only thing I can find on John L. is a land grant he obtained in 1898 in St. Cloud. Would appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks. Don Johnson
Iver John Martin Family from the Finlayson /Sandstone area. He married Johanna Juntilla
I'm searching for the family of David S. Scott, born in Maine, about 1842, moved to MN after the Civil War, which he served in. I do believe that he lived in the Rutledge area, where he raised a family. Any info. that I can get will be help full in my search. David is one of the brothers of my great grandmother, Clara Miller (Scott) that lived in Duluth, MN. Daniel Miller
My name is Arnold John Ogren. I am looking for any kind of information regarding Carl P. Ogren (Ogreen) family born 1850 Sweden of Pine/Chisago counties, And Julius Benjimin (William) Gervais of Sandstone. born 1868 Centerville, MN. Any help would be wonderful, Many Thanks! A. John Ogren
I am beginning to research my father's family. He, Lester Samuel Scott, was born in or around Sandstone, MN on 9/24/1894 to Walter Scott who owned a general store in Sandstone. His wife's maiden name was Hawley. Les Scott
I am looking for information about Horace B. Gorton b. about 1844 New York and wife Ella Izora Waters Gorton b. 1848 Pennsylvania. They must have come to Hinckley about 1870. In the 1870 census they live in Hinckley with one year old child Louisa, born in Wisconsin. Horace was a lumberman and supposedly died in an accident when 39. They had two more children, Lena Lillian and Horace Bennett Jr. Ella was the superintendant of schools either here, or White Bear Lake where they moved after the fire of 1894. Supposedly their family escape on the train that was able to take away some of the people. Can anyone verify any of this? Are there any cemetery records? Supposedly Ella's second husband is buried there. He was Joshua Thompson. Alice Thompson was their child. Ella had died by 1900.
I am looking for information on my great-grandparents Frank A. and Melissa E. (Graves) Harvey. They farmed in Pine County and died there. I don't know where they are buried and if any family remains in the county. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Susan M. (Gamble) Decker

Queries 1996-1997


Edward Q. Castle Mon Oct 28 08:45:52 1996
My father graduated from Normal School (Teacher's College) in Pine City, circa 1918 - 1920. He may have been married while in Pine City, to an Alice, last name unknown. There is a big gap in my father's history from 1910 until 1920, where he is teaching school in Lady Smith, Wisc. I do not believe the Normal School still exists in Pine City, but would love any information that is available. Many Thanks. Ed Castle

KAREN YAKEL Tue Nov 19 21:33:22 1996
I am looking for information on Tolson (Thomas),1832 -1909, and Sigri (Sarah),1832 - 1922 Handy. They came from Norway in the 1860's. Tolson died in Pine City in 1909. They should be on the 1900 census for Pine County. I would appreciate any information you might have on this couple.

Mary Armstrong Sat Jan 4 10:23:01 1997
I am looking for information about my paternal grandmother's family. She was born Elizabeth Marie Lake. I think her family spent some time in the Sturgeon Lake area (nearby town) when she was a child (early 1900's) as well as that town being her residence today. She married Charles Armstrong. They lived in Mankato for a time.

Charles J. Sheridan Sun Feb 9 10:36:57 1997
Researching the William H. SHERIDAN Family who resided in Pine City and St. Paul. in the 1890s-1901 or 1902. William Henry Sheridan (1861-1931) was born in New York City. No information is known from 1861-1891 when he married Ida Catherine Liebau (1870-1951). He served in the Spanish American War (1898-1899). Commissioned in Arkansas as a Lieutenant, where he was employed prior to moving family back to Minnesota. Sheridan Children: 1. William Paul (1892-1911) born Pine City, 2. Marguarite Anna born in Arkansas (1895-1989), Robert Dewey (1897-1921) born in Arkansas, Irene (1901) born in St. Paul as well as other children born in NJ. Address given on 1900 Federal census for St. Paul could be (difficult for me to read) 558 Macublin.

Tom Eastling Wed Feb 26 17:19:47 1997
I am searching for information on the EASTLNG family located in the Hinckley area in the 1910 census. I am un able to get a good copy of the census pages.

Anna-Lena Hultman Sat Feb 8 03:10:25 1997
Looking for information on THEODOR LUDVIG PETERSON born May 26, 1873 in Ransberg, Sweden and his brother OSCAR PETERSON born Jan.4, 1884 in Ransberg. They lived in Sandstone, MN in 1910. Married? Any children?

Charles J. Sheridan Sun Feb 9 07:39:14 1997
LIEBAU - Researching the Christian Paul Liebau (1837-1924)and Caroline Schutte Liebau (1848-1914) Family. They resided in Pine County (Chengwatana &/or Pine City) during the late 1860s and through the late 1890s. Children: 1. Pauline (1866-unk)2. Bertha (1868-unk), 3. Ida (1870-1951), Robert (1871-1949), Clara (1874-1946), Paul (1876-1881), William Christian (1878-1881), Rosa (1880-1976), Emma (1881-1957), Hedwig or Hattie (1885-1963), Herman P. (1886-1887), Lina (1888- 1963), and Ottelie or Ella (1891-unknown). I'm also looking for the cemetery where Paul, William, and Herman are buried. Must be in that area. I do have copies of the Federal census for 1870 and 1880.

Jeff Carman Mon Mar 24 18:16:15 1997
Looking for relatives on my mother's side of the family. Names include; Adolph Nelson & Charlotte Youngquist(Sweden)and their daughter Ruth Clarinda Nelson.

Don Beeler Sat Apr 5 05:39:53 1997
Seeking information on William McKay,b. 1822 in Caithness, Scotland; m. Jessie Ferguson in Nova Scotia. About 1882 moved to Pine City- Rush City- Hinchley area where he probably lived with one of his sons; John, Donald, William, Alexander, Hugh.

Patriece L. Backlund Grinsell Wed Apr 30 23:37:02 1997
I am looking for the information on a marriage certificate for Ole T. Olson (Oleson) and Anna (Annie) Backlund. They married 5 Sep 1890 in Pine City, Pine County, Minnesota. They were both residents there at that time. Can anyone do a look-up of this for me?

Cheryl Dorfner Fri Jun 6 11:27:58 1997
Looking for information on the name BOWER. My great grandfather Joseph Bower and his wife Hedwig (Jadwiga) Karash lived in Sturgeon Lake, Pine County. My grandmother was born their on Jul 2 1898. Her name is Aneila Bower. Her brother and sister are: Catherine (Kate) b. May 1892, Marie b. Jun 1893, and Anthony b. Jun 1899. I am looking for any information on where they came from, if there were any other children etc.

Wayne Lehto Thu Jun 12 04:48:25 1997
I'm looking for information on the surname Lehto. Matti Lehto or Lehtola (it was changed when he immigrated) came to the US in 1890 and settled in the "iron range" duluth area. He died there 4/23/56. He had a brother that moved there as well. He went by the name Petteri (Pekka) Lehto maybe Lehtola. Because he came over 2 years later, I'm not sure if the name changed or if he settled in the same area. By the way, Matti eventually married Kristina Tavajarvi born 7/25/74. Moved to US in 1896 and died in Vadena 6/2/1957. Any help would be appreciated.

V. Peterson Fri Jun 20 16:39:06 1997
I am interested in exchanging information on the CEGLA family of the Sturgeon Lake area. Paul CEGLA married Rose WLASNA in Poland, and immigrated to Minnesota in about 1895. They lived in Duluth before settling on a farm in Sturgeon Lake. They had several children. I have been to the cemetery at St. Isidores Church, and know of several CEGLAs in this area. Please e-mail me at Thank You!

Elsie Vredenburg Thu Jun 26 09:37:45 1997
I'd like to find the cemetery where my husband's great-grandparents are buried. All I know about them is that they were living in Pine Co. during the 1920 census. They were Martin NIELSEN and his wife Anna (ANDERSEN). They came from Denmark in 1883. I have no idea when they died or where they are buried. I'm planning a trip to MN later this summer. What can I expect to find in the way of research in Pine Co? Mon Jul 21 17:21 1997
I am looking for information on my great grandparents - Joseph Bower and Hedwig Karash. They lived in Kettle river Township from about 1889 - 1897. Before that they were in Hennepin County from 1877. They were married in Hennepin according to his obit. I have yet to find a certificate. They were parents of 10 children with only 4 surviving. One of them was my grandmother Aneila. She was born in 1898. She told us she was born in Sturgeon Lake. Thanks

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