Brown County MNGenWeb Queries

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We are researching the Adams surname. My husband's gt grandfather was said to have been born in New Ulm. His name was Ulysess Grant Adams born 12 june 1873. there were 14 other children, some of them were said to have been born in the New Ulm area as well His father was Daniel Adams born in Maine in 17 Aug 1836 married Josephine Dore in fall of 1852 in Maine and then moved to Minnesota. Josephine died in Verndale Mn 5 Dec 1875-6. Tom and Barb Adams 5 July 1999


I have the family names of Carstensen and Adams. Does anyone know about this. (Adams from Boston-President John Adams, and Carstensen (Danish) Colonel Carstensen, Ohio. Do you have any info? I would be interested. Thank you. J. Adams 17 June 2007


Searching for "any" information on the ADDY family of Brown Co, MN. James ADDY and Julia McGovern immigrated from Ireland, eventually moving to Sleepy Eye, MN, where he purchased 160 acres approximately 2 miles east of Sleepy Eye on 10 Jul 1868. (original farm was 160 acres located approximately 2 miles east of Sleepy Eye, now adjacent to the C&NW and Hwy 14). Known descendents of this couple include: Annie Addy (of Sleepy Eye- never married) James H. Addy (of Sleepy Eye) Thomas F. Addy (b. 16 Aug 1858 in Waterbury, CT, resident of Rochester, formerly of Sleepy Eye) and William J? Addy (of Omaha, NE? formerly of Sleepy Eye). Please contact me if you have any information on this family, or if you believe you are a descendent. Brant E. Addy 1 March 1999

ALTMAN, Marvin and Helen

I would like to have copies of the obituaries of Marvin and Helen ALTMANN. Thank you very much! Br Conrad Irrgang 12 Sep 2002


Would like to know more about this family. JOHANN BAPTISTE AMANN was brother of my great-grandfather, ANDREAS AMANN. JB was born in Wurttemberg, Germany in June 1842. Married BARBARA (nee?) and had nine children. At time of 1900 census two children were listed- "LIZY AMANN age 30 and JOHN AMANN age 19" born in Illinois. Their residence was a farm in COTTONWOOD. Also: The MN Historical Society has a photo of an AMANN BUILDING, Dacotah House, and G. Stohlmann's Photograph Gallery in New Ulm. Taken in 1870. Does anyone know the Amann who owned this building? Pat Brown 15 Feb 1999


I am David Donovan from the New England Historical Genealogical Society in Boston researching my above captioned grandfather who lived in New Ulm, was married to Rosa REINHARDT, had five children and died in the early 1900's. David Donovan 22 Oct 1999


I am trying to find any data on Niels or Nils Andersen in Sleepy Eye. I found him in the MHS Death site as having died in Sleepy Eye on 26 Sept 1955. He emigrated from Denmark in 1880 with my G. Grandfather Jens Peter Jensen to Stillwater MN. I don't have any idea of when he may have gone from Stillwater or other towns to Sleepy Eye. I do know he had a farm there. I don't know what his wife's name was. His birth date 1 Mar 1860 in Elmelunde Parish, Denmark. His father and mother, Jorgen Andersen and Margrethe Andersen may have imigrated to be with him, but don't find them in the DK emigration records or do they appear in the DK census in 1880 or later. He had two brothers, Lewis and Harry and a sister, Marie who may have been with him there at some time. Any help would surely be appreciated. Larry Johnson 30 Oct 2005


I have been researching the Brown County Anderson/Andersen and Romberg families. Father is Dana Anderson - mother is Elsie Romberg. Anderson's back to Neils F & Anna Marie Andersen of Brookville Twp, Redwood Co. originally from Denmark. And the Brown County Romberg's to Heinrich & Dora (Knoke) Romberg. Wayne H. Anderson 26 Nov 2009


I'm interested in information on W. A. (William) Anderson, and wife Christina Grant Anderson, children Dick Anderson, E.M "Bud" and G.W. "Dode" Anderson. Lived in Sleepy Eye from about 1900. Thanks! Kate Delaney 19 Aug 2004


We are searching for information on the Andreszcuk family who lived in Brown County, New Ulm area. Children included Paul who married Jo Ann Luhring and they had Annette, John and Gail for children: Annette married Ken Frederick; John married Constance Jenkins from Armstrong Iowa and they had Khristian Kaye, Maegen Mariah, Paul John for children: Gail married Patrick Jewison and together had Jerrett Brian, Caitlyn Jo, and Kevan Patrick; MaryAnn who married Roger Witcraft who had no children together or separately; Joe Andreszcuk married Sandra? unsure of children; Helen who married Bill Tratow who had Randy, Theresa, and Brian? the last who died as a result of a motorcycle accident. Paul's mother's name was Annie. However, we have no further information beyond that. Can anyone help? Thanks! Constance, John and families 1 Nov 2006


I have been researching these two surnames for 30 plus years now. I would like to be added to the surname list so that I too, can possibly help someone. Jean Freiderich nee Apitz 26 Aug 2004


Researching the following surnames: ARMSTRONG, CUHTE, and LOBDELL, from Blue Earth, Brown, Kandiyohi, and surrounding counties. Particularly the ancestors, descendants and siblings of Charles E. Armstrong and his wife Minnie LOBDELL. Charles migrated with his parents from Nova Scotia about 1873. He married Minnie in Mankato in 1874. Bill Kana, P.O. Box XX, Kingsville, TX. 78363 Bill Kana 12 Jun 1997


I'm looking for info on the ARTNER family who lived in Comfrey area from about 1899-1939. Michael ARTNER came from Austro-Hungary - married to Mary EBENHOE. Any info appreciated. Karen Wise 19 Aug 2001


I am interested in the Souix war of 1862 and the attack on New Ulm, Brown Co. MN. Was there or is there a list of the people killed in the attacks. Would the people have been identified? or If everybody left would those people killed have decomposed to badly to be identified when the settlers finaly returned? I am searching for the husband of Maria BACK who at this time is unknown to us. Thank you. Debbie Marthaller 17 Jul 2001


I am searching for info on the surname BACH or spelling BACK. Sarah Mae BACH married Philip KIRBY and was in Brown Co in the 1860's. Her mother's name was Maria T. BACK. Any info on these two Ladies and their families would be welcome. Thank you. Debra Marthaller 21 May 2001


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I am looking for relatives to Charles BARKES (Carl BARKHUS) who came to Minnesota in 1872. He was one of the frounders or settlers of the town Sleepy Eye. His sister Kristine Nielsen BARKHUS (my ggmother) came to Minnesota in 1882. They both got married and had a lot of children. Kjartan Barkhus Kristjánsson, Tømmerholtåsen 1, 3200 Helsinge, Denmark. Kjartan Kristjánsson 9 Feb 2001 See also;

BARTL, Frank

Looking for information on Frank and Anna (PRIESINGER) BARTL that lived in New Ulm around the turn of the century. They had 10 children, 5 boys and 5 girls. My grandmother (Alida BARTL AMERMAN) was born in New Ulm in 1907 and eventually moved to Sargent County in North Dakota. Thanks. Joe Martin 17 May 2000

BARTL, George John

BARTL, George John...Looking for any information on George BARTL, age around 75 years old. He was married to Phyllis Joyce RUNQUIST when they had a son in 1954. They soon divorced after that. Marriage and birth was in Minneapolis, Mn. Thank you. 26 Aug 2002


Christian (Christ) BARTL born 12/25/1853, died 6/3/1915 in New Ulm MN. His naturalization papers state that he is from Austria. He married a Theresia KACHELMEIER. Their children are as follows; Christian BARTL is my 3rd great grandfather through Anna BARTL. I think that Christian may have had 8 siblings. His fathers name is Georg BARTL, and his mother's name looks like Kath ? On several death certificates the place of birth for Christian is Austria, Bohemia, Germany, Czechoslovakia. However his naturalization papers say Austria and Franz Joseph was Emperor at the time. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks. Kim Grabowski 8 Jun 2003


I am looking for Anton BAUMANN, married Barbara WEBER, born in Bohemia, my Greatgrandparents. I'm sure they lived in the Brown County. Their son Joseph born in Minnesota is my Grandfather who immigrated to Canada in 1906. I'd appreciate any info you might have or if I"m even on the right track. Thank you and God Bless. Deanna (Baumann) Lester Carvel, Alberta 9 Nov 2003


I am researching Baumgartner family that lived in New Ulm, Brown Co., Minnesota. I find our grandfather William Baumgartner and his wife Henrietta and 7 children living there in the 1880 census. Also find Bernhard Baumgartner and his wife Anna with there son Georg, and our William at age 22 in the 1857 census. I found Bernard, William, Martin, and a Ben Baumgartner served in Captain Louis Buggert's company of Brown County Malitia in the send battle of New Ulm. I have no proof that these were related to William. Would like to know more about Williams parents and brothers and sisters. Any info or leads would be appreciated. Shona Kasper 18 Jan 2000


I am interested in getting information on Herman and Pauline Becker who migrated to Minnesota from Wurgendorf, Germany in 1884 with their children. They left Germany by ship on April 17, 1884 and I believed that they settled in the Springfield area. Can you give me any cues on where I might find them on a census or in vital statistic records, etc. Thank you. Pastor John Michel 3 Feb 2004


I'm in search of a August Beckman b:? d:? wife was Amelia Rose surname ?,b: and d:? They had a son Carl Beckman born 2/23/1898 in Springfield, Minn. Any futher info on any of these folks would be appreciated.I know Carl lived in Binghamton New York later in life. Joseph Price 08 Mar 1999


The family name was BELLIG and they farmed in the New Ulm/Sleepy Eye area from the time of the Civil War to the turn-of-the-century. Great-grandfather Bellig was said to have moved his family by covered wagon from Kentucky/Tennessee to Minnesota shortly before the Civil War. He spent the next two years with the Army pursuing the Sioux to the Dakotas. My grandmother, Antoinette Bellig was born in the 1880's. She married Charles Wesley KNOX in the early 1900's (ca. 1907). The Knox family lived near Bemidji MN, but I have little information on them. I want to learn more of the Bellig family and would appreciate the help of anyone who might be interested. Charles Knox 8 Jun 1999


I am trying to locate the death information on a Jeremias "Jerry" Bellig, Sr., born 1835 in Switzerland moved to Brown County @ 1878-80. Last information I can find is the 1910 census with him as a widower in Stark. Mike Harmer 18 May 2009


Looking for information about my great great grandmother. Mari Margaritha BERHENS BERGMANN, she was married to C.H. BERGMANN, arrived New Ulm, Mn. 1857 on the Frank Steele, died between 1860-1870? I was in New Ulm last week with my sister and cousin, found alot of info.. but could not find out what happened to Mari, If she died in New Ulm? We know C.H. remarried to Anna OLSEN, and her daughter Mary BERGMANN married my great granfather John W. HOERR in New Ulm. Any help mutch appreciated, Thank you, Trudy Jo Hoerr Rahn 29 Sep 2003


Looking for information regarding Charles and Sophia Beyer who lived in New Ulm from the early 1900's through the 1950's. Their children included Stephaine, Lucy, Paul, and Arthur. Thanks. Daniel Beyer 15 Feb 2005


I am researching Albert BIDDLE who had 3 sons, William, Walter, and John Albert. They were to have lived in the New Ulm and Rockford areas and also the Blue Earth area. Can you help me? Edna Biddle 11 Apr 2000


Minnie BIERMANN obituary. I am looking for an obituary of Minnie BIERMAN/BIERMANN. Born Oct 24,1870, died in Brown County on Oct 18,1964. She was married to a Henry BIERMAN(N). I believe she was buried in Lamberton, Minn. This is a Great Aunt of my wife's. If you could assist in finding an obituary, please let me now of any costs. You can email me at this address. Thank you for your time. Ed Armstead 28 Jan 2003


My great grandparents migrated from New Ulm to California around the turn of the century. I'm trying to find any information about ancestry for Wilhelm Bischof and Anna Katharine Binninger. They had at least eleven children there but I don't think any remained in the area. Their children were: Charles (Karl), Johnny, William, Ernest, Louie, Alfred, Hermann, Olga, Johanna, Rose, and Meta. Thank you for any help you can provide. Steve Bishop 15 May 1998


BLOEMKE, Norma Valentine. DOB 02-14-1914, DOD 02-12-1993, from staff infection at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, MN, Kandiyohi County, MN. Place of residence was Kerkhoven, MN. Marriage of Harvey Edward HENRY and Norma Valentine (BLOEMKE) HENRY, 02-24-1932. Children are: 1. Eugene Franklin HENRY, DOB 03-23-9133, Springfield, MN. DOD 05-10-1992, Eden Prairie, MN. 2. Duane Roger HENRY, DOB 10-11-1935, Springfield, MN. 3. Jerry Delano HENRY, DOB 02-06-1939, Springfield, MN. 4. Darla Marie HENRY (ILLIG), DOB 12-26-1941, Springfield MN. CCHD4@HOTMAIL.COM 1 Jun 2001


Boesch, George BD Feb 1862 in Switzerland, immigrated to New Ulm area. 1880's to present. Wife - Frauler, Barbara 1880's to present. Born in Switzerland. Daughter: Boesch, Olga born Redstone, MN Nicollet County. Ruth Ellenwood 14 Jan 2009


I'm looking for information on Frederick BOOCK born in Germany and his wife Wilhelmine PLATH Boock born 1855 in Germany. She grew up and went to school in New Ulm, MN . They had eight children one of them being my great-grandfather, Oscar Boock born 1866. Thanks! Laurie Campbell 12 Jul 1998


Searching for information about ROSE GUNTHER BOUCHER who lived in New Ulm in 1926. I have also seen her surname spelled BUSCHET. Thanks, Karen Duffy 29 Sep 2003


I am searching for any information regarding Anton Bragelman (Broegelman). He was born in Germany in 1824, immigrated to America, and by 1879 was residing in South Dakota, where he died in 1891. He is my grandfather, and family stories indicate that he and his wife went to South Dakota from the New Ulm, Minnesota area. It is my understanding that in 1854, 300 German settlers came from Chicago to Brown County and in 1855 they were residing in present day New Ulm. I wonder if my grandfather was one of those settlers. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Romane Dold 18 Nov 2011


Searching for Joseph BRAUN (or BROWN), born 1875, married to Louise (last name unknown) circa 1895. At time of 1900 census, the couple had daughters Louise and Emma and were living in New Ulm where Joseph worked in a livery. Thomas C. Ehlert 16 Jun 2001


I have an obituary stating that Mary L. BRITTAIN died 10 SEP 1916 at her home near Sleepy Eye, MN. and is buried in the Sleepy Eye cemetery. She was married to Ellis R. STANBROUGH in Noblesville, Hamilton Co. IN. 23 JUL 1881 or 1887, where they lived sometime before moving to Kingfisher, OK. They left Kingfisher on 6 MAR 1916 to Sleepy Eye, MN. Her husband and four sons, Everette, Roscoe, Elsworth and Monroe all survived her in Sleepy Eye, except Everette who lived at Cashion, OK. Her mother, four sisters and two brothers also survived her. I am seeking the names of her parents and siblings. Thanks! Barbara Clayton 2 April 2000


I am reseaching the Broste family of Lake Hanska/Hanska. Arnfinn Kjelland 8 Oct 1999

NOTE: ANYONE RESEARCHING THE LAKE HANSKA/HANSKA AREA, BE SURE TO READ THE OFFER from Professor Kjelland on the Brown County LOOKUPS webpage! This may be the break you have been looking for! Ray


My grandparents (William and Sadie GRIMES) lived in Franklin in Renville County. Their many siblings lived in Renville, Brown, Redwood, Sibley, and other nearby counties. My grandmother was Sarah Jane (Sadie) BROWN born 1879 by Birch Cooley in Renville. I have little information on the Brown family but know they lived in the area as far back as 1862 at the time of the Sioux uprising and the siege of New Ulm. Interested in sharing info with anyone with knowledge of the Browns and the Grimes families. Bill Grimes, Round Rock, TX


I am seeking information on Joseph BROWN and his family. He had daughters Elvira, Emma, Leona or Louise, and son Harry. Emma was born in New Ulm, Jan 6, 1898. Joseph died in Jan 1966 and was living with either a daughter or granddaughter in Mankato at that time. Please contact me at Clyde Newbury 30 July 2003

BROWN,Clemens/Clement John

I am searching for the parents of Clemens/Clement John BROWN born either 9/17/1885 or 11/17/1888 somewhere in Minnesota. I am trying to find the names of his parents. I believe his mother's name was Josephine Agnes Unknown. Darla 30 Oct 2005


I am searching for information about my great grandfather, Wilhem BRUESKE, who lived in New Ulm in the early 1900's. He had a son Herbert and a daughter Emma. Respond to Charles Brueske 3 Jan 2001


I am searching for information about the ? and Hannah Buck family and the David and Louisa Crandall family who lived in the Leavenworth area in the mid 1800's. Leslie McMullin 20 Jan 1999


Newspaper clipping describing 50th wedding anniversary of JOHN BUHR and ELLA KALLSEN BUHR who married March 28, 1906 near Terril, Iowa, moving to Stately Township in 1915. If someone has been researching these families, I would like to give them these treasures. Please e-mail me if you're related to them and I can get them to you. Patricia Frey 08 Jun 2003


I am interested in information about Captain BURG's Battery of New Ulm, MN. Can anyone tell me who was Captain BURG? I am researching the BURG family of Nicollet County, MN and wonder if perhaps this Capt. BURG is related to my family. There are 2 photographic references to Capt. BURG's Battery in the Visual Resources Database of the MN Historical Society. I contacted Hamp Smith there but he has no info other than it appears that BURG's Battery was originally a local militia unit. Thanks for your help! Jackie Burg Feldman 19 Dec 2001


I am looking for the family BURK originally from Buffalo N.Y. to New Ulm approx 1880 1910. Any info much appreciated. 15 Aug 2000


I have been searching the Byro family from Linden Township in Brown County Minnesota, and have come to a dead end of a few people. I am looking for: Thank-you so much for any help given! Amy Byro 17 Dec 2008


I am looking for anyone with connections to Watson CADY, his son Clarence, his daughter in law Francis, or their children Ellen or Lydia. They lived in Springfield in 1900. Clarence was born Sept 1867 and married in 1860. Lois Palecek 11 Feb 2002


I am looking for information on my relatives who are said to have been in Brown County, Minnesota, namely in the towns of Springfield and Sleepy Eye. The names of the families I am in search of information for are: CADY, CUTLAND, and HAGAMAN. Specific names that I know of are: Eugene Cady--born April 1882, died April 1952; Amelia Hagaman Cady--born September 1883, died July 1956; Emerson Cady; Mary Cutland Cady; Adam Hagaman; and Anna Fielebeger Hagaman. Any information would be very helpful. Thank you very much, Melissa Dreesman 13 Sep 1999

CAILEY,Martha Current Harmon

Searching for descendants of Martha CURRENT HARMON CAILEY, b. 2/5/1841 d. 9/7/1897. Martha is the 2nd wife of my gg-gf, John Leander CAILEY. John is buried in the CURRENT cemetery, near Sleepy Eye. g-gf, John Fred CAILEY was raised by Martha who is fondly remembered in family lore. John Fred is also buried at CURRENT cemetery. I am trying to find final resting place of g-gm Ceclia Glasscock CAILEY, John Fred's wife. Martha's children by Joseph M. HARMON are A. Houston HARMON who is buried in Charleston, Ill; Charles B. HARMON, Buried at CURRENT Cemetery and daughter Stella HARMON, who was adored by her step-father and died at age 14 of measles when Martha and John L. lived in Ingalls Kansas. Family lore states that her body was moved a few years after they moved back to Minn. Is Stella buried at CURRENT Cemetery too? My cousin Martha CAILEY was named for Martha CURRENT. Any assistance is gratefully appreciated. Mary Cailey Smith 1 Jan 2001


John L. CAILEY 1842-1922 m. (2) Martha Jane CURRENT HARMON and spent his last years with his daugther Mae CURRENT and husband C.C. CURRENT of Sleepy Eye. He is buried in CURRENT Cemetery as his son, John Fred CAILEY. Is John Fred's wife Cecilia there too? Interested in other links to my CAILEY family in Minnesota. I had e-mail from distant cousins in winter of 2000 and dumbly lost their e-mail. Please contact me again. Mary Cailey Smith 1 Jul 2001


CAILEY - My GG Grandfather, John L. CAILEY and G-Grandfather John Fred CAILEY are buried at the CURRENT Cemetery. GG Aunt, Mae CAILEY married C.C. CURRENT. Would like to get in touch with my Minnesota cousins who contacted my a couple of years ago. Is there a census of the CURRENT cemetery? Thanks, Mary Cailey Smith --- Wiley Smith --- Mary Cailey Smith 4 Aug 2002


I am researching William Byron Carroll who was killed in the Indian uprising in 1862 and his daughter Ella Maria Carroll. Thank you for your assistance. Paul Trautman 21 Nov 2009


I am researching the CARSTENSEN surname for my family history project. My great grandmother, Mary CARSTENSEN (1875-1915), was born in or near Sleepy Eye on September 27 or 28, 1875. Her father was thought to be named Carsten CARSTENSEN, from Denmark. I do not know his birth or death dates. Her mother's name is unknown, but possibly her maiden name was SIMMONS or SIMMONSEN. She was thought to be from Denmark also. I do not know her birth or death dates. In approximately 1890 Mary travelled to the Webster, South Dakota area and there married Wilhelm Frederick JORGENSEN (1853-1927), an immigrant from Copenhagen, Denmark, but originally from Falster, Denmark. The marriage took place on September 18, 1890. Mary and Wilhelm lived on a farm 8 miles south of Waubay, South Dakota, from 1890 until Mary's death approximately 1915. They had 8 children who all lived to adulthood. I have so far been unable to obtain any information on the CARSTENSEN family line other than that written above. Please contact me if you know of any information on the persons mentioned above or on anyone else in the CARSTENSEN family line. Mary Ann Sommers 1 August 2003


PEDERSEN sisters marry CHRISTENSEN/KNUDSEN/FOSTER/JENSEN. I am looking for information about Marie (PEDERSEN) CHRISTENSEN. She married Niels (Nels) CHRISTENSEN in Chicago, IL in 1872. They had 9 children - two born in Chicago and the other 7 born and raised on the homestead in Prairieville Township, Brown County, MN. It is believed that Marie had several sisters that also came to Minnesota. One married a Hans J. KNUDSEN and another may have married a FOSTER man. The CHRISTENSEN, KNUDSEN and FOSTER homesteads are all right next to each other in Brown County, MN. Another sister married a JENSEN and settled near Albert Lea, MN. Any information about Marie, her ancestors or siblings, or Nels CHRISTENSEN would be greatly appreciated. Jeanette Reiter 20 June 2001


I am looking for information on my g g grandparents: Anders Christian CHRISTENSEN & Bertha Marie PEDERSON (PETERSON) they were married in New Ulm, Brown co, MN on May 2, 1868. They would have 11 children. All born in Linden township, Brown co, Mn. Would appreciate any info from anyone? Please, e-mail me at Jean Louise Linton 18 Jun 2000

CIRKLER, Herman(n)

I am looking for Herman Cirkler and his wife Johanna in New Ulm, Brown Co, Minnesota. I have found Herman selling land in New Ulm in 1874, but he is not on the 1870 census in New Ulm as far as I can tell. He is from Baden, Germany, born in May 1832 but I would really like a specific hometown in Germany for him. I found him again in Minneapolis in 1880. His daughter Ida Cirkler married Peter Andrew Aurness from Norway. Thank you! Bethany Conner 27 Sept 2006

COLE, Edwin

Edwin COLE was born in Brookline, Windham Co. Vermont in 1819. He went to Minnesota at an undetermined date. He was killed by the Santee Sioux during the uprising in August 1862. I would like to find some information as to when he arrived in Minnesota, his marital status, what occupation or trade he was in, the date and place he was killed, the cemetery where he is buried etc. Could anyone give me information as to where I could find out some or all the answers to these questions. Any help would be greatly appreciated. William Devine 19 Oct 2002


I'm looking for info about my Grandmother , Mary (Marie COLLINS, b. 1870 in Springfield) and her parents, Michael Dunstan COLLINS, b. 1842, Co Cork Ireland, and Katherine Kennelly COLLINS, b. 1850. My great grandparents married in 1869. Any info would be helpful. Mary Rooney Fennell, NY 5 Jul 2000


After a number of years researching my family I find that my g.g.g. grandfather Thomas CONNOR (CONNER) and his first wife were married in New Ulm, Brown Co. on the 15th of September, 1869. Prior to finding this information I was only able to determine that they resided and died in Currie, Murray County,. MN. I've been searching for a few years to find out where they married and happy with today's findings. A couple of reasons for my posting. Is there anybody that could tell me why New Ulm? I know Thomas CONNOR was a raised Catholic. Could it have been that there was a Catholic Church there at that time and not in Currie? I know in local Currie newspapers that Thomas and his wife were considered pioneers in Currie. Was New Ulm a jumping off point for land sales etc. in Currie? So many questions I have now. Lastly, is there a kind New Ulm soul that could make enquires with respect to their marriage. Possibly an agent or court house that may house their marriage documents etc.? Any assistance would be appreciated. Mike Connor Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 2 Jun 2001


Seeking info on Albertine CROCKER's ancestors, Alberitne born 12 Oct. 1843 in Springfield, Main. Husband: Chauncey AUSTIN, born 21 Sept. 1832 in Washington TWP, Erie, PA. Albertines father: Abel CROCKER, no further info. Mother: Joanna SMALL, born ABT 1835 in Springfield TWP, Cottonwood County, died in Springfield. No further info. L Scholten 22 Jul 2000


I've been trying to find information on my ggrandmother Rebecca G. LAKE. She was born in 1818 in Jay County, Indiana and died October 13, 1893 in Sleepy Eye, MN. I do know she was married to William Putman CURRENT but I don't know who her parents were. Pat Chadwick 13 Oct 1999

DAU, Carl George

I am searching for Carl George Dau . He was married to Constantia Wilhelmina Schwarz who died abt. 1880. Carl George Dau and Wilhelmina Schwarz had two daughters: Roslina b. 1846 and Amalie Louis b. abt 1849. He married #2 Barbara Keller who was born in Swit. in 1839. Carl died in New Ulm in 1883. I have no death date for Barbara Keller. I would appreciate the help. Thank you. Anne Henges 13 August 2011


I was born in New Ulm in 1943 and lived there until 1954. I am looking for information on some of my former teachers from that era. There was a 'Miss Warrick' (I didn't know her first name) in 1st Grade in 1948, a 'Miss Neuenfeld' in 4th Grade in 1952, and 'Ruby Day' in 5th Grade in 1953. Can anyone tell me if these teachers are buried in New Ulm? And can anyone tell me the first names of Miss Warrick and Miss Neuenfeld? Lee Larson 23 July 2013


I am searching for a death record and obit. for John Dempsey, living in Stately, Mn. Brown Co. in the 1900 census. By his father's obit, he died sometime before 1922. Thanks Carol Wolf 18 Oct 2005


I am looking for any information on Dalton Dillon Born Oct 26 1867 Vanwert, Ohio married to Blanche Dillon born Aug 10 1871 Logan Hocking Ohio and their Child Prairie Blossom Dillon (she went by Blossom Dillon most of the time) she was born Aug 17 1902 Browns (Valley?) Minn. Blossom died March 5 1975 in Cascade, Valley, Idaho She married Perry Newton Buffington Sr. Daltons Fathers name was John Dillon Born in Virginia and his mother Eliza Watts Blanche's fathers name was Francis Dillon and her mother Mary Blair. If you have any information on the above names I would love to share information with you. Rhonda Buffington


I am interested in finding relatives with the name of Dittbenner. I would appreciate any and all information about them. I do have some names compiled but do have a long ways to go. Thank you very much. Jeannine Schilling (Dittbenner) 05 Feb 1998


My great grandparents, Fred and Dora Heisey HEERS were early settlers in New Ulm , c. 1854. I am searching for the DOEHNE, GRAESER and GREFE families to verify their relationships to the Heers family. Two of Fred's brothers Wilhelm (William) and Carl (Charles) also settled in the New Ulm area. Great grandfather Fred was a violin and cabinet maker. Some of his work survives in New Ulm .Great uncle Carl was an architect and contractor. Some of his buildings still remain. Great aunts Ida and Herta were teachers. Ida in New Ulm, and Herta in New Jersey. Great uncle Fred , an accomplished musician (violin) was an accountant/bookkeeper. He died in his mid twenties or so. My grandfather, Ernst was a Turnmaster, his lifelong career. He settled in Boston, married and had four sons. Cedric Heers was my father. We have enjoyed our trips to New Ulm, but it is a long way and there are so many questions. Hope we can share our discoveries. Carol Heers Sislane 31 Aug 1999


I have him and his family settling in Leavenworth in 1870 and homesteading. They were a family of eight and for a time his father, mother and a sister were with them there. It had to be very crowded in their 10' X 14' wooden roofed and wooden floor, one window and one door sod house. Their youngest son William was baptised as an infant at the Japanese Martyrs church. I'm looking for further evidence of the Dolan's in Mulligan Twp, Brown county Minnesota beyond what there is from the 1880 Federal Census, records of the birth of Ellen, Mary Anne and William, and a patent for a tract of land in Mulligan Twp in the 1880's made out to John Dolan. Specifically, I would like to find burial sites for Thomas and Mary Dolan who were born in Ireland between 1809 and 1815. They are listed in the 1880 Federal census in Mulligan and that is the last information I have on them. Any information about the family would of course be very much appreciated. Many thanks. Patrick D. Dolan 19 Aug 2007


I am looking for info on Berhard Dombrowski - possibly Barnard or Barney Danbrowski or Dambrowski. He filed his Intent for Citizenship on 25 Oct 1890 at Brown County, MN. We are trying to find out if he had relatives and if there is info on his Intent as to who his parents were. Thank you. Janice Koehn 29 Oct 2006

DOMEIER, Andrew John

I'm searching for information on my ggrandparents, Andrew John DOMEIER (b. 1862, Bavaria?, d. 13 July 1919, Aurora, IL), and Margaret LEIS (sp?, pron. lease) (b.1863, m. Mankato, MN, d. 28 Mar 1927, Chicago, IL). A.J. DOMEIER probably came to the US as a small boy, ~ 1870s, moved to New Ulm, MN. A.J. and Margaret had 5 children--Mabel, John, Margaret, Katherine, and Joseph. Any information on the Domeier's or Leis's appreciated. Joe Wesbrook 10 Sep 2002


I'm searching for Andrew Domeier born 15 Oct 1860 in Trohatin, Kreis Pilzen, Bohemia, Austria. He died on 1 Jan 1918 in Redwood County Minnesota. He had six children one was my grandfather Anthony Domeier. Marion Linney 19 Nov 2010


I am seeking a record of the death of Charles DUNGAN who married Julia INGRAHAM 25 April 1883 in Brown County. He was a school teacher at the time of marriage. According to his widow's obituary in 1950, he died in 1884. My personal visit to the Brown County Courthouse in 1988 did not result in locating Charles' death record. Judy Reynolds 10 Jun 2006


Seek descendants of William Adonnis DUNGAN, son of William and Lucinda (GREENUP), born 1864 Minnesota, probably Brown County, married Ellen CREEKMORE or CREEKBAUM. 25 July 1996

EASTMAN,Dr. Merton E.

Trying to locate children of Dr. Merton E. Eastman divorced from Jeanne around 1902-6. d. 1950. Stockton, CA. I would like to know the parents of Merton Eastman who passed away Jan, 1985, New Ulm. Mn. Gene Eastman 29 Dec 2006


I am looking for information on Henry (Conrad) and Caroline ECKSTEIN. I believe they had resided in New Ulm, MN between 1872-1880. They could be on a census or had births during that time. I believe there name appears in a New Ulm book of early settlers, but have been unable to locate a copy. Their children included: Henry, August, Freidrick, Conrad, Carolina, George and Ludwig. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Junior & Deb Eckstein 16 May 2000


Looking for imformation on Frederick ELFTMAN and Augusta ELFTMAN. They lived in Honie Twsp-Brown County in 1895 and at that time Frederick was 50, Augusta was 45. They both immagrated to the area from Germany. Would anyone know a date of death for them? Robin Millis 05 Oct 1998


Johan Eilofsen (Ellefson) and wife Gulauv Andersdatter emigrated from the Brudelie farm, Grytten parish in More og Romsdal, to Lake Hanska ca. 1870. Three of their children, Anna, Emma and Andrew Johnson, are buried in the Lake Hanska church cemetary. Anna, m. to John Lee, was my grandmother. Would like to know exactly where the Ellefson farm was, when he died, and whether Gulauv returned to Norway, where she may have remarried. Also would like to get in touch with any Brudelie family members currently working on genealogy. I have lots of information from Norway to exchange. Bernie Shellum 5 Jul 1998


George EBELSISOR (b <1848) and Mary Jane ETTER (b c1853)settled in Brown Co, Sleepy Eye, MN sometime prior to 1873, as all of there children were born there. Mary is in the 1920 Census living alone age 66. They had the following children: Mary b 1873 m Jay INGRAM (1894), Frank b1875 married Maude; William b 1882 mClara and an unknown son that married Amy, as she is also living alone in the 1920 census with children Grace b1906, Blanche, b 1911 and Dorothy b 1914. Looking for the parents of GEORGE EBELSISOR. Cannot find him in any 1850 census or 1860 census. Sandi Evilsizer Koscak 23 Apr 2000


Edward G. Erickson Born Norway, emgr Canada 1902?. Caroline Christensen Erickson b. MN d.1911 Canada.

Gunder Erickson b. Norway 1815 d. MN 1902. Ingeborg Erickson b. Albin,Brown,MN. Oliver A. Erickson b. 1900 MN d. 1995 CA. Olga Erickson b. 1893 MN d. ??. Gunder G. Erickson. Raymond Gysler 5 May 2006


Looking for any information on Emmanuel FARNLOF and his family Hilda (maiden name is GUNDERSEN), Stella, and Clarence in 1900-1920 in Brown County 15 Aug 1999


I am seeking information on the marriage and probable residence of my great-grandparents in Brown County, Minnesota. ROBERT BRUCE FERRIS married AGNES AMANDA JONES on November 1, 1874 at Eden, Brown County, Minnesota. They subsequently moved to Mt. Pleasant, Isabella County, Michigan on an unknown date. Thank you. Richard L. Reed 29 Mar 1999


I'm researching the desendents of Johann Gottfried FENSKE/FENSCKE & wife, Anna Justina who immigrated from Prussia via Quebec to Brown Co, Minn. (New Ulm area) 1855. Their children consisted of Wilbelmine, Johanna, Julius, Fredericka, August, Johann, Charles and Pauline. All help greatly appreciated. Dean Christensen 20 Mar 1998


I'm researching information on Austin B. Ferguson. Born in Brown County around 1880. He died 32 years later in Weston, WI and is bur. in Mosinee WI. I have a little more information if it will be of any help. Please let me know if there is more I can do to help find information on Austin. Thank you. 31 Oct 1997

FICKLER,Johanna (Anna)

I am searching for the cemetery listing for Johanna (Anna) R. FICKLER in Cottonwood Township, Brown County, MN. She died in September, 1885. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Kathleen Sigdestad 7 August 2003


I am trying to research my grandmother's (father's mother) parents. My grandmother is buried in Springfield (Brown County), Minnesota and I was always told that she moved from Moose Lake to southern Minnesota. Her name was Iva Luella McMONAGLE. She was born in Martin County, Minnesota on November 4, 1871, but Martin County has no record of her birth. I am assuming that she moved with her parents from Martin County to Moose Lake (Carlton County) sometime in the later years of the 19th Century. I was always told that she moved from Moose Lake to the Springfield area, and it was in Springfield that she met and married my grandfather Henry FINK. The couple lived in Sanborn (Redwood County) Minnesota for many years. It is in Sanborn where my father was born and raised. I am trying to find out information about her (my Grandmother Iva) and her parents. I do not know her parents names, where they lived, what they did, or where they are buried. I do not know if they ever even lived in the Brown County/Redwood County area. Growing up I was always told that they lived in Moose Lake, but I could not find a grave site for them when visiting that community. My Grandmother Iva did have a brother (George) who is buried, along with his wife, in Moose Lake. Any help of assistance you can provide certainly will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Dan 17 Sep 2000


I am researching the surname of FISCHER in Brown County, MN. Gottlieb Fischer and his wife Johanna lived in Eden Twsp from the 1870s to 1892. They also had children who were raised in the area-- William J., Ferdinand Ludwig, Louisa, Adolph, August, Freidrich, Teresa "Rosa", and Hermann. Also very interested in Ferdinand FISCHER and Wilhemina BEYER from Springfield, MN and their 11 children, 7 of whom were born in Springfield. I have dates for some, leads on others! Thank You! Heather Fischer-Goodwin 26 May 1997


I am researching the FISCHER family who lived in New Ulm, Minn. My Grandfather Otto August FISCHER was born in New Ulm on 11-20-1891, to John and Lena (KLINKHAMMER)FISCHER. They had 7 children: Paul, John, Fred, Willy, Clara, Tilley and Viola I believe. Lena remarried and became a Nunn. I know that my Uncle John and Bill FISCHER are both buried in New Ulm as is John's high school sweetheart and later wife Thecla Scheibel FISCHER. Otto and John I know moved to Montana and some of the family lived in Dakota and St. Cloud Minn. Any information on this line of the FISCHER family would be greatly apprciated. Madonna Bishop 10 Sep 2000


I am looking for a volunteer to look up amarriage record for MARGARET FITZPATRICK to JOHN DEMPSEY about 1909 give or take a year either way. Thanks. Carol 18 Oct 2005

FLYNN, Thomas

I am looking for a Thomas FLYNN he had land in Brown County in 1890 near Eden Twp. Thomas was married to Margaret RYAN and they had seven children. At one point in the early 1870s they lived in Birch Coolie, MN where my grandfather, Walter was born. Thank you for any help. PMardian 12 Jun 2001


I am researching the surnames FRANK and SIMMET in Brown and Nicolett counties about 1850-1880. I am seeking the marriage of Charles FRANK & Walburga SIMMETT about 1857. They were in the Brown co, Nicollet co area until about 1880. Theresa Hixon 20 Aug 1996

FRANKE(N), Carl or Charles

He was married to a Maria Elizabeth Schumacher. She also went by Lizzie, they had a son named Carl as well. Arnold Schnobrich 15 Aug 2004

FRANTA,Fremont, Joleen, Cletus Herbert and Dennis

I would like to have copies of the obituaries of Fremont, Joleen, Cletus Herbert and Dennis Franta. Thank you very much! Br Conrad Irrgang 12 Sep 2002


Does anyone have an obituary for ANNA FRITSCH, died: 4/17/1940 in Brown County Minnesota. Thanks for your help. Marlin L Miller, Sheboygan, WI 12 Sep 2002


I am trying to find a marriage record for Julius Fritz and Lizetta Becker nee Struss. I was told they were married in Nicollet, New Ulm, MN and it would be between 1903 and 1907 (I think). Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Dar Jones 6 April 2005


I am looking for Fullers, and Taylors in Brown County. Ira FULLER, 1848, Golden Gate, Brown, MN. Spouse: Jeanette TAYLOR, 1852 , Golden Gate, Brown, MN. Child: Mark Cecil FULLER, 1 Dec. 1874,Golden Gate, Brown, MN. Bruce Fuller, Seattle, WA, 425-745-4737 31 May 1999

GAAG, Dr. Edward

I'm Looking for information on a Dr. Edward GAAG that died in the late 20's???? During the diptheria period. He was married to a Rose Forrester and after he passed away she married someone with surname FRANTA. She has two children Stanley and Beatrice. I know Stanley has passed away, would like to find out about Beatrice if possible. They lived in New Ulm. 19 May 2002


Plat book circa 1896. I am searching for information in the above plat book in Comfrey, Cottonwood County. I am searching for C.J. GABRIELSON, NELSON (NEILSON) and BERGSTROM. merlot 03 Oct 2000

GELTEL, Christina

I am looking for information about my great grandmother Christina Geltel. Our family bible shows she was born in Springfield Minnesota, in 1887. I am looking for a birth date and the names of her parents and siblings. I have come across some records that indicate her fathers name is George and he was born in Wisconsin. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Susan 25 Feb 2006


I am looking for information on Stephen GILLILAND [GILLAND] who married Henrietta ARMSTRONG in Nova Scotia, Canada and moved to Brown County in 1872. Also looking for information on Stephens brother "Sereno or Cereno" GILLAND. Carroll Kimball 22 Nov 2002

GOSEWISCH, William and Alma

I need info on the William & Alma Gosewisch family of New Ulm, MN. They had 4 children. Loraine, Agnes, Edgar & Fred (Fritz). The family has connections in Le Seur Co. MN as well. William's parents were William and Mary Eilers, I think. Alma's parents last names were Gosewisch and Ruck, I think. She was from a large family. The family is German and Lutheran. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks. Susan Meier 12 Oct 2006


Any info on these families welcome. Wanton GREEN/E, b. 1813, RI, wife Ann Eliza Unknown, b. 1816, Oneida Co., NY. arrived at Brown Co. by at least 1881 when records show he purchased land in Mulligan Twp. His son, Byron GREEN/E, b. 1835, Amboy, NY, purchased an adjacent 80 acres, but he is recorded in Brown Co. as early as 1860. Byron GREEN/E marr 1st: Anna CHRIST. Byron and Anna had the following children: Eliza, b. abt 1866, Nellie, b. abt 1868, Wanton, b. abt 1872, Park, b. abt 1874. Byron marr 2nd: Mary SCHLOEGL, b. 1860, Germany. Byron and Mary had (at least) son: William H. GREEN/E, b. abt 1880. Ellen GREEN/E, sister of Byron and daughter of Wanton GREEN/E, marr Henry Harrison VAN VALKENBURG (called Harris). They had children: Henry Wanton VAN VALKENBURG, b. 1863, Byron Frederick VAN V, b. 1864, John J. VAN V., b. 1871. The family of Henry Harrison VAN VALKENBURG and wife, Ellen GREEN/E arrived in Springfield in 1872. I have information to share on the VAN VALKENBURG family, but am seeking further info on the GREEN/E family after their arrival in Brown Co. Nancy Van Valkenburg Watrous 5 Nov 2000

GREENE, Wallace

I will appreciate any information I can get about his family, especially his children. He was murdered on January 18, 1898 in Sleepy Eye. He was my Grandfather. Thank you. Ann Mongelli 18 Jan 2005


Susan Meier 20 April 2009

GRIMES, Edward and William/REYNOLDS

Researching for Edward and William GRIMES families of Sleepy Eye, MN. Please submit these names together. Bill Grimes who is posting for the Grimes surname, has a separate Grimes Family with the same names in the same area. It has led to much confusion.

I am researching the families of Edward and William Grimes. The were born in Tipperary Ireland in about 1832-1834. Edward came to PA in 1850, and then went to the gold fields of CA and ID, returning to NY and settling in MN about 1865. He was married to Mary Jane Reynolds in 1868. They had several children and are buried in St Mary's Cemetery in Sleepy Eye, MN. Edward's brother William came to MN in 1858, and stayed in Sibley county for a time. He came to Brown county in about 1865 and farmed with his brother until his death in about 1890. I am looking for any information on these brothers and their families. Pam Forrest 1 Oct 2006


I have been trying to trace our family tree. My husband's grandfather was John GROH married to Theckla BRAULICK. John was born in Austria and was in Sleepy Eye, Mn in 1988 as his oldest two sons, Frank and Alois, were born there. Any info on the GROHs or BRAULICKs would be appreciated. Joan 11 Jan 2003


Looking for information on these surnames. August Gruendemann and Bertha Netzke m. abt. 1901. Frederick Netzke, Immigrated about 1866. Amelia Becker, immigrated 1869. Tina Hanson 21 Sept 1996


I have found official transcripts from the Ev. Lutheran Church in Zechin, Brandenburg, Germany pertaining to this family. Also, these people were listed on my GrGrGrandmother's ticket from Germany to New York to New Ulm, Brown Co., MN. My GrGrGrandmother was Louisa Wilhemina (RAASCH) LEMKE, b. 1823, who was ticketed on the Polaria, leaving June 1888; she was traveling to her son's, who was living in New Ulm, Brown Co., MN. Traveling with her were Auguste GRÜTMACHER (b. Feb 1866 Mathilde Auguste GRÜTZMACHER to parents, Friedrich GRÜTZMACHER and his wife, Auguste BREITKREUZ. Clara GRÜTZMACHER, b. 1876 to the widow, Auguste (BREITKREUZ) GRÜTZMACHER. Hedwig GRÜTZMACHER, b. March 1887 to the widow, Auguste (BREITKREUZ) GRÜTZMACHER. I suspect that the GRÜTZMACHER were somehow related to the LEMKE/RAASCH family, and I am looking for information to tie into the family and/or descentants of them. Sharon Buethner 16 Sep 1999


Researching Gulbrandson in the Norwegian community of Hanska, 10 miles south of New Ulm. Olaf Gulbrandson came over in 1905 and settled in Hanska, his sister Paula came over in 1910 and she married Carl Brudelie and they lived in St. James and raised 4 children. A brother John Gulbrandson settled in Minneapolis and worked for Mpls Furniture and I don't know what happenned to him after 1931 and/or if he had family. This would be from Lillestrom Norway to Hanska, Mn. There were 7 children in Peter & Bergetta's family and some have been here to visit and vice versa.Any help is appreciated. Thanks. Jim Gulbrandson 6 Dec 2004

GULDEN,Peter or Conrad

I am the great great granddaughter of Peter Gulden and am looking for information on his 3rd wife, Johanna Zelle or Zeller—the mother of Conrad Gulden. We believe she was born in Baden in May of 1839 and died very shortly after Conrad’s birth in Sept. of 1864. If anyone has any information or could point me in the right direction for additional information—either the parish (I am assuming the Catholic Church would have a record of her and her marriage) or information of her family in Germany, I would be very grateful. Nancy Mattoon 01 Feb 2012

GUNN, Ed & Anna

Looking for descendants of the above in late 1800s. Ed, a first cousin to Augusta THOMPSON WING of Baraboo,Wis., conductor on RR. Have picture taken in Sleepy Eye, Brown County, another in Waseca. Anna had relative Gussie GUNN and her husband Rudolph JEFFRIES. Will share photos. Donna Goodrich 26 Apr 2000


William Frederick GUTSCHOW and Sopia Winona SACHS were married (perhaps elsewhere) and living in Sleepy Eye abt. 1882. Their child, Louise Sophia GUTSCHOW was born 9-2-1886 in Sleepy Eye. Any assistance will be very much appreciated. Judy Orlando 30 Apr 2003


I am researching the surname HALE from Sleepy Eye. My Grandfather was Joseph Theodore Hale Sr., died in 1945. He married Myrtle May TESROW. Grandmother is still living and at the nursing home in Sleepy Eye. Thanks, Nate Hale 9 Jun 1999


I'm looking for information on the family of Henning Emil HALL and Mary C. ANDERSON. They were married in Mountain Lake, Mn on June 2, 1873. They lived in Comfrey, Mn in Brown County. The oldest daughter listed is Helen V. HALL. There are conflicting birth dates and places of birth for her. One source says she was born in Comfrey, MN on May 6, 1872 and another says she was born in Illinois. The second child was Levi HALL (my father-in-law). The next children are Hilda HALL(born ?1903)who married Walter SCHMIDT, Mabel HALL (born 1905), and Hannah Sophi HALL (born 1906). Henning's sister was Hattie Charlotta HALL who married Martin Bowman. They lived in Comfrey. Do you have any information on Caroline Sophia HALL, Henning HALL's first wife. Her maiden name was ?Petensun or Retensan or something similar? We have no records on what happened to her. I think they were divorced. Any information would be appreciated. Henning Emil's second wife was Mary C ANDERSON, the daughter of Han's and Sophia ANDERSON. She was born in Odense, Denmark. I am most interested in Helen's birth date and place of birth and information on Carolina Hall. Thank you again, Joan Tholkes 29 Nov 2000


Am looking for ancestor, Louis (Lars) Hanson, b. July 30, 1848 Denmark, wed Mary (Mathilda) Rasmussen, b. Feb. 9, 1852 Denmark. Had children born in Sleepy Eye, Brown Co., MN: John R. 04/27/1876-06/05/1931 wed Nellie Tyler 09/1902; William 12/04/1879-?; Mary b. 02/08/?-02/13/1931 wed Oscar Lindberg; Elizabeth Ann b. 02/11/1881-11/27/1927, wed Harry Halseth 3/04/1899; Edna Josephine b. 03/10/1883-d. 05/16/1934 wed Joel Smith 09/25/1900; and Ruth b. 08/13/1892-d. 12/15/1930, wed Bloss Loxtin. My direct ancestor is Edna who married Joel Smith September 25, 1900 in Little Falls, MN. Any connections, close or far, contact Lois at 2 Dec 1999/6 Jan 2000

HASS,Gerald L.

Looking for relatives of Gerald L Hass who was married to my mother Dorothy Schultz Hass in the late 1940's. They later divorced, around 1953-54 I believe. They had a daughter Carol Ann who died as an infant. I believe when my Mom and he were married they lived around New Richland. After divorcing I think Mr. Hass lived around Sleepy Eye and may have remarried. Looking for brothers, sisters or children of Mr Hass for info on Carol Ann. Rhonda Iverson 8 May 2014

HATLING, Peter Olaf

I am looking for information on a Peter Olaf Hatling from Comfrey, Minnesota. He was born in 1888 and died in 1985. He had a produce store in Comfrey. We think he was married and had at least one son. I believe he was a first cousin to my Grandfather, Martin Hatling. Any information on him would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Please contact me at Barb Schuttemeier 8 May 2006

HEIDEMANN,Karl and Wilhelmine

I just recently finished quite an extensive project that deals with the family of Karl and Wilhelmine Heidemann who lived/died in Germany. Their children Friedrich HEIDEMANN, Emilie KOSANKE and Johanna SELCHOW all lived/died in Minnesota. Friedrich Heidemann died in Iberia, Emilie Kosanke in Morgan and Johanna Selchow in St Paul. Would you please add Friedrich and Emilie to your website. The next time I come to New Ulm area I plan to leave one of the books at the Brown County Historical Society. Thank you! Sandra Zins 3 Feb 2005


I am researching the John Heinz Family. John b: 11/6/1821 d: 03/26/1902 was married to Emma Luckenbach b: 07/30/1832 d: 07/04/1919. They resided in New Ulm and had nine children whose names are: Hermann, Adolf, Emma, Ida, August, Louise, Rosamonde, Henry and Anna. I am looking for information on John's siblings and any information on his children. Any information would be helpful. I would be willing to go to the Historical Society for anyone who has information on the Heinz family. Thank you! Ann Myers 17 Jan 2005


I would be interested to see if I have a connection to the Emil Hempel family that lived in New Ulm. My great grandmother was Augusta Hempel, she married Carl Wellnitz and resided in Grant County South Dakota. Augusta was born in March 1875 and her obit says she came from Germany to Wood Lake MN with her parents when she was 12 years old. When she died in June 1939 it states she had 3 sisters and 2 brothers still living. Reading Emil Hempel's 1920-1930 census info and his entry in the MN Death Index lead me to believe his date of birth 12/26/1878 and date of immigration from Germany in either 1886 or 1887 is a close fit for being Augusta's brother. Emil died on 7/22/1959. His wife was Louise (Falk?), she died 12/25/1964. The census lists Daniel and Harold as their sons, Helen and Ruth as daughters. A Harold J Hempel is listed as dying on 12/3/1992 in Brown County. Thanks for any information on this family. Please feel free to contact me at Austin Ladwig 3 August 2004

HENRY,Adam & Anna

Adam and Anna HENRY lived near Sanborn. They had a son Harvey HENRY, other children are Leo, Grace, Robert, Ruby. Adam killed himself in 1950, after hitting Anna in the head with a hammer. She died about 1957. Does anyone out the know more about this, or where they may be buried or what church they went to. I think Anna's maiden name was NAPLES or NEAGLE or NEGLE. Her father's name was Sandy N?. He raised her on a river boat after her mom died when she was 9. I am stuck, because nobody knows where they are even buried. Thanks. Darlene Henry 3 Jul 2001


Looking for record of Clara HILLS, b. 8-2-1866, Sleepy Eye, Brown Co. Prts Elijah Francis HILLS & Elizabeth Marie WOOD, m.10-1-1865, Sleepy Eye, Minn. Wendy Stephens Firth 4 May 2009


I am seeking information about the family of Gottlieb HINZ (1845-1922) and Wilhelmine ZANDER (1845-1930) who lived in North Star Township, Brown county. Their children were Herman (1871-?); Emma (1872-?), married Frederick KETTNER; and Edward (1877-1906), married Elisabeth RAMBORA. Edward had a son, Ervin, born 1906. vicki sanow 20 Dec 1998


I am researching Walter Hitchman married to Matilda Nelson. A son, Frank, was born to them in Sleepy Eye on March 4, 1884. They may have been accompanied by Matilda's Mother 'Grandma Mary Nelson'. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Delleen (Hitchman) Starner 4 Mar 1998

HOELLER, Edwin and Anna

Farmer or perhaps hotel owner? I am told he had a bakery or maybe he baked for the hotel and his wife ran the hotel, not sure. This would be about late 1800s. My grandmother was born in New Ulm or area sometime around 1897. Her name was Bertha Hoeller.Thanks! Mary Kilgus 7 May 2007


I am interested in tracing the origins of the Hoeschler (or Hoscheler) family thought to lived in the New Ulm area in the late 1800's and later moving to the La Crosse, WI area. If you have any information regardinbg the family or as to where I can look to find them I would be appreciative. Thanking you in advance, Frank A. Hoeschler 7 Aug 2007


I have been searching for the names of my great grandfathers parents. He was Frederick HOPPE born 2/14/43 in Pozen Kriese, Bromberg Walke, Germany. Married Paulina SCHULTZ, had 6 children, Ernest Sr., August, Rheinhold, Ida, Linda and Henry Carl. He died on 5/15/1925 in Springfield, MN. Thank you. Stephanie Chiero 16 Mar 2004


Looking for ancestry of Otto Jewell Hormann. Father was Ernest; married LEVENSKI (sp?) of Brown County, MN. Otto born in 1887; Ernest 1850's (?) in US or possibly Germany; emigrated to MN before 1860 (according to my father). Sheilah Horman 3 Sep 1996


Searching for any information regarding my Grandmother, Grace (Proper) HOSE and my Grandfather, Robert HOSE. Thank you. Judy Kiss 9 May 1999


H E L P! Posting this "brickwall" surname hoping that someone recognizes it. HUBERSCHWERLEN (HUBSCHWERLEN .. HUBERSCHWERLIN etc.) or any possible variation. Thanks Dick S. 14 Jun 2006


I am trying to find more information on the name "Hueske" or "Huske." My grandma is a Hueske and she has a lot of information, however, we have not been successful at finding where her grandfather came from in Germany. He came to America in 1892. He lived in Morgan, MN which is in Brown County. His wife was buried in Brown County. They had eight children. If anybody else is researching this family name, feel free to contact me. Thank you. Jennifer 19 Jan 2000


Searching for Information on the above surnames. Edwin T. HUSSEY born 1867 in Sleepy Eye. Died at Tacoma WA. 1919. George G. HUSSEY, Edwin's father born 1839 in Maine. During Civil War served in the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment from 1861-1865. Was present at the capture of Jefferson Davis May 10 1865.After the war moved to MN somewhere around Sleepy Eye where his son Edwin was born. He was married to Francis GREENE. Sometime during 1880's moved to North Dakota. Around 1889 Moved to Snohomish, WA. Died in Snohomish 28 May 1910. John H. HUSSEY, George's brother born 29 May 1841 Winslow, Kennebec Co. ME. During Civil War served in the 1st Minnesota Cavalry Regiment 1862-1863 engaged in frontier duty against the Indians in Dakota Territory. Reenlisted in the 11th Minnesota Infantry Regiment 1864-1865. Lived in Mapleton. Married Theodosia McFARLAND in 1880 at Mankato. Moved to Snohomish WA in 1902.They had 2 daughters and 1 son. Mrs Fannie MOORE of Mapleton, Mrs Anna HECKEL born 1884 of Hobart WA. and Allen HUSSEY of Snohomish WA. I assume that all 3 children were born in Minnesota.Theodosia died in 1907 in Snohomish. John died in 1919 at the Soldiers Home Port Orchard WA. Both are buried at the G.A.R. Cemetery Snohomish. Thank you for any information, George Hussey 11 Apr 2001


I am looking for information on Chester F. HUTCHISON and Sophia Eliza VAN ALLEN. Married in Heron Lake, Cottonwood County, Minnesota on August 3, 1875. I can be reached at; Thank you, Janice Berger 1 March 2004


ILSLEY/ILLSLEY Gideon. Any descendants or info. He may have been in Sleepy Eye in late 1800s. m. Elizabeth Jacques. E-mail me with any Ilsley/Illsley names. Ron Illsley, Nova Scotia, Canada 21 Mar 1997


Seek descendants of Elmer INGRAHAM, son of Oscar and Julia (SHERMAN) born Warren Co, NY 7 May 1861, moved to Brown County, MN 1870's JReynol1942@aol.com25 July 1996


I am seeking descendants of Nils ISAKSEN and his wife (nee Gunhild Marie JOHANNESDATTER.) I am a great grandson of their daughter, (nee Ingeborg Thorine Nilsdatter.) Since Ingeborg was beyond her 18th birthday when the family arrived, she and her older brother, Isak, became NILSEN's, and the name was spelled NELSEN and NELSON, and perhaps other variations. We have had second hand contact with at least one of Isak's descendants, but I would like to find some of the others. Isak, b. 20 Feb 1842, m. Mary, 7 ch. b. 1880's-90's; Gunhild ISAKSEN, b. 1853, Johannes ISAKSEN, b. abt. 1858, perhaps others. They lived in Linden township, and at least one of them died in New Ulm. Thanks, John Griffin 9 May 2002

JAEHN,August & Johanna (ZIEG)

Came to the U.S. in 1883. Lived at Sleepy Eye until 1884, moved to Springfield before moving to Watertown, SD in 1908. Father of August JAEHN was Carl JAEHN, may be buried in Springfield?? I am looking for any information available. Harlan Best, 631 N. Oneida Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501 2 Oct 2000


My name is Harold Boyd Jensen and I was born in Sleepy Eye Minnesota on August 2, 1916 and now live in Downingtown, Pa. My parents were Jens Jensen and Hulda Hansen Jensen. We were a large family of eight children. Among other things I am a retired U.S. Navy Captain. I have most of the basic data on my siblings, all of whom have passed away. One thing I do not have is the exact date that my sister Shirley Marie Jensen was married to Albert Steffen, both of Sleepy Eye. I was hoping the date would be in the county records and I would certainly like to know it. The year was probably 1939 or 1940. Thanks. Harold B. Jensen 3 Jan 2005


Jens Peter JENSEN married Helena GRAFF NEUMAN on Nov 3, 1910 in Bozeman MT. They met in Sleepy Eye MN where Jens was born May 17, 1881 to Ane C. JENSEN and Hans JENSEN. Jens also had four sisters Marie JENSEN KNIGHT, Maren Sophie JENSEN, Caroline (Lena) JENSEN and Wilhelmine (Minnie) JENSEN PETERSON. Hans had two brothers Jens P. JENSEN and Larson P. JENSEN and they were all born in Denmark to Jens PETERSON and Karsten NELSON. Helena S. GRAFF was born in New Ulm in Sept 5, 1874 to John GRAFF and Katherine SCHMITZ. She married first Eduard NEUMAN but he died and she married secondly Jens Peter JENSEN. I would appreciate contact from any descendants of the above families. Barbara Malin 5 Aug 1998


I am researching the JOHNSON Family. My grandmother, Esther JOHNSON was born in Comfrey, MN, December, 1894. Her parents were Charles and Augusta JOHNSON who born in Sweden. Bill Strobel 6 Feb 2001

JOHNSON, James Keith

I am inquiring about my fathers family in New Ulm. My fathers name was James Keith JOHNSON. He was born in New Ulm some time in the 1920's. His parents were Albert and Ameila JOHNSON. He was the youngest in the family. Thank You, Keith James Johnson 13 Jan 2002


Henry Jorgensen who owned Jorgensen Electric of Sleepy Eye for many years. He passed away in approximately May 1965. Henry had a daughter, Hazel Gould who lived in Sleepy Eye for many years. Don't know if she's still there or not. Would appreciate contacting. Tom Jorgensen 29 Jan 1999


I am searching for a William Jorstad, B. abt 1905 in North Dakota and died in 1927 in Sleepy Eye Minnesota, is burried in the Cementary there. Can you point me to a site to search for the information? Wilma Croisdale 11 Sep 2013


I am looking for any information on a Hubert JUCHEMICH that moved to the Milford Twp. in Brown County sometime in the early 1860's. He was married there to a Mary KRUSE or KRUZE and I believe had 5 of their 13 children there. I know that they lived in Minnesota when the 1870 Census was taken but then moved to Wisconsin before May of that year. Any information I could get on Hubert and his wife Mary would be very much appreciated. Paula Roth 14 Aug 1999


According to the MNHS death certificate index a "Mathias Kaelfgen" died in Brown County on 20 June 1924. I believe this might be an ancestor of mine. If anyone has any information about him, please respond. Thank you. 11 Aug 2005


A Ferdinand KALB settled around Kalb's Creek, believe this to be near New Ulm. He was an uncle to my great-grandfather Mathias BILDSTEIN who came to this country in 1888. Mathias ended up in Iowa, but don't know where he started as I have 2 or 3 years unaccounted. Thank you, knippers 28 Oct 2000


KEECH, ETTER. Seek descendants of Alford KEECH, married Martha Ann ETTER in Brown County Minnesota 4 Dec 1871. 25 July 1996


I am looking for any imformation about a Mrs. W. Kelen. She was living in Sleepy Eye around 1885, any information would be greatly appreciated. Kurk B. Marston 11 Jan 2000


Who were John and Marianne KELLY who settled in Mulligan township, Brown County, in 1865? He is listed in Neill's History of the Minnesota Valley as among the first settlers there along with Tom KELLY and John P. SAVAGE. Tom KELLY's wife was Margaret SAVAGE, sister of John P. SAVAGE. John and Marianne KELLY are in 1870 census for Mulligan, gone by 1880. Zoe Lappin 18 Jan 2001


I'm looking for information on Peter KELLY/Rachel WYLIE immediate and extended families. I know Peter to have been a homesteader around Sleepy Eye, a member of the Leavenworth Company during the Indian Massacre, and I believe a Sleepy Eye town treasurer. I believe Peter to be buried in the Catholic Cemetary, while his wife Rachel Wylie and his children are buried in the local cemetary. I have the sexton records on those members. I know Peter to have immigrated from Dublin, Ireland, however, I cannot get past him or Rachel on their respective lines. Can anyone help? 11 Mar 2000


I am researching the JULIUS KIEPER family who came from Germany to Minnesota in 1871. I would also like information on AUGUST POLZIN who married TINA BAUERMEISTER from the Springfield area. Thanks. Mary Eklund 15 Feb 1998


Looking for Gilbert Anson KIMBER, b in NY, lived in Sherwood, Branch Co, MI ca. 1840 to 1854 and died 13 Jul 1892 Minnesota His wife was Elizabeth "Betsey" LEGG d. 14 Jul 1865 Minnesota, children:William Henry m. Margaret SANDERSON; Anson Valorus m. Maria QUAINTANCE; Edith m. Edwin RICKER in Brown County, Minnesota; Omar Larue m. Maggie BATTIS, Harvey Seth d. ca. 1875 Minnesota; Cecil Rodolphus b. 17 Oct 1855 Dover Township, Minnesota, m. Nov 1876 Anneliza QUAINTANCE; Ezra D. b ca. 1859, d 1873; Sally Irene b. ca 1862 Minnesota. Margaret McManus 19 May 1997


I am seeking information on the KLAGES family name. This family lived in the New Ulms vicinity, Brown County in the 1930's and were originally from around the Oldenburg area of Germany. One given name was Fritz, I do not know the others. Please respond with any information on KLAGES. Thank you. Shirley Bitticker 19 Sep 2000


I am researching information on Adam KLEIN and Maria KLEIN (formerly Maria PETERSON) who immigrated from Alsace-Lorraine and Legasa, Sweden respectively around 1850-1864. They married on April 12, 1864. Adam Klein purchased a homestead in New Ulm on Feb 20, 1882. Adam Klein died on April 1, 1892. Their children, all born in Minnesota, are: Karl Klein January 14, 1865; Johannes Klein, 18 February 1867; Mary Klein, August 22, 1869; Elisa Klein, March 22, 1871; Gustav Klein, November 22, 1872; Johanna Klein, March 10, 1874; Bertha Klein, January 10, 1876; Julia Klein, April 18, 1878; Anna Josephine Klein, January 8, 1881; Elisabeth Klein, March 3, 1883. Any information, inquiries can be sent to: Scott Safe 7 April 2000


Stephen Christian & Mary Alwin KLINGBEIL settled in New Ulm in 1855. Stephen died sometime before 1860. They had 5 children. Henrietta KLINGBEIL BURNHAM; Ernestine KLINGBEIL MASSOPUST JUNI; Louisa KLINGBEIL KUMM; William KLINGBEIL KIMBER; Adolph KLINGBEIL KIMBER. Somtime after 1870 Mary, William and Adolph¹s surname was changed to KIMBER. My question is why was the name changed to KIMBER, did Mary remarry ? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Jan Kimber Dalby 8 Sep 2002


I am looking for information on ANY KLINKHAMMER and/or WITTS, whom lived in the new Ulm area. Both families came from Germany and settled in Brown County. Both families were affected by the Indian Uprising in 1862. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Christine Blashill 7 Jul 2001


I am looking for information on Heinrich J. KOEHLER and his family. Heinrich (later Henry) was born in Saxony in 1862 and emigrated to New Ulm in about 1882. He married Barbara BOSCHE, the daughter of Heinrich BOSCHE and Elizabeth Barbara FOOS in 1883. Heinrich BOSCHE was killed on PFAENDER'S Farm during the Sioux uprising of 1863 and Elizabeth later married Joseph STOCKER and Johann VAIHINGER. Barbara herself died in 1893. Any information on the KOEHLER, BOSCHE and STOCKER families' descendants or antecedents would be appreciated. Don Koehler 12 Aug 2001


I'm trying to find when my grandma and grandpa passed away. Their name was Marie KOENEKAMP and Fred KOENEKAMP. I'am the only one left in my family. Thank you very much. Linda (Koenekamp) Duray 28 October 2002


Seeking any information on Fred KOENIG, who was living in New Ulm in the early 1900's. Jennifer Riewe Allison 15 Mar 1998


I am looking for information on Henry Koopmann who came to Minnesota in 1873. He settled in New Ulm, Brown Co for a period of about three years before moving on to Belfast Township, Murray County. Here he filed a timber claim for 80 acres and a homestead claim for 160 acres one mile north of Lime Creek in Belfast Township, Murray County. In the winter of 1877-1878 he worked on the railroad in Jackson County. In May of 1878 he lost both claims to a claim jumper. He then purchased 80 acres where the Koopmann "home place" was later established. Monica Loken 18 Jun 1997


I am looking for any information for my grandfather, John M Kopetski. He was born in New Ulm MN on Nov. 2 1887 and died in Great Falls MT on April 9 1945. I can trace him back to the 1910 census when he lived in Great Falls. He was married to Leona (Eleanore) Schneider, my grandmother. I believe she was also from New Ulm, although I'm not positive. Any information for either would be greatly appreciated. Or, directions on where to go to find more information. Thank you. Jack Meyer 8 Feb 2014


I am searching for Jennie KOSEK LAUFENBERGER. Jennie was my great grandmother. She immigrated from Prague in 1890 as Mrs. Jennie KOSEK. As late as 1910 she was listed in the Census in Faribault as KOSEK, but in 1920 she was listed as Jennie LAUFENBERGER. She was Mrs. Fred LAUFENBERGER and moved to New Ulm sometime after 1920, where she lived for many years even after Fred died. She was still living in 1936. She was married to a 3rd husband either between KOSEK and LAUFENBERGER or after Mr. LAUFENBERGER. Judy Bohanan 17 Jun 2001


Is there anyone out there who is willing and/or able to do a look-up at the Cemetery at the Cathedral of Holy Trinity in New Ulm? I know that my grandparents are buried there, in lot 33, Section D. All I know about my grandfather is that he died Sept. 28, 1926. Can anyone tell me what his tombstone says? I live in Tennessee and my chances of getting to New Ulm are very slim. The surname is KOSEK, the two in that plot are my grandparents. I know there are two other plots in the same cemetery, one has two, Joseph and Anna B. and the other has six or so including another Anna, Frank and Alex, all KOSEKs. Thank you, Judy Judy Bohanan 3 Jul 2001


I am researching the Kottke family in Brown County. They lived in Klossner from about 1920 to 1950. My grandmother then moved into New Ulm. I particularly need information on Wesley Kottke's family, Julius Herman and Sophia (Oejeklaus) Kottke. If anyone needs assistance with Orange County, California research, please contact me also. Pamela Drake 16 Mar 1997


I am researching the KRAMBEER and MEYER families that resided in Brown County during the 1850s/1860s. Sincerely, Wendy Singer 25 Jan 2002


I'm looking for information on the families of the following: "Alois FRANK" (father Joseph Frank) - born 1879, Milford, Brown County and "Secilia (Cecilia) KRAUS" (father Bernhardt Kraus) - born 1878, New Ulm, Brown County. If anyone has any information on their ancestors, residency, or descendants, I'd appreciate it! Thanks. Ange Methot 28 July 2006


Krause-I am interested in information about the family of Edward Krause and Anna Elizabeth Warm. They emmigrated to MN (probably Brown county about 1873. They had 6 children: Carolina, Wilhemine, Augusta (Gustie), Annie, Herman and Mary. S Nelson 21 Jan 1997


I am looking for information about Barbara KRIEG and Elisabeth KRIEG. Both girls are listed in the 1875 Minnesota State census as living in Mulligan Township, Brown County with their mother and step-father, Catherina and Nicholas LAUX. Barbara is listed as being 13 years old, and Elisabeth as 18. In the 1880 census, Barbara is not listed. So either she died or was married. Other members of the family were married at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye, so if the church has records of marriages or deaths available, that might be where information could be found. I have no idea what happened to Elisabeth, but if you happen to see her name anywhere, I would appreciate hearing about it. I am a descendent of Barbara and Elisabeth's brother, John KRIEG. Thank you for any help that you can give me. I live in Rock County, Wisconsin and would be happy to answer any questions people might have for that area. Thanks. Clarence and Pat Trinkner 6 Mar 2000


Survivor of Sioux masacre 1863! My G. Grandmother, KRUEGER Caroline, b. 5-8-1849, survived the 1863?? massacre at New Ulm. I am seeking info on her parents or at least the father, who was killed in the battle. Caroline KRUEGER was born in Germany and married a German immigrant, BOCK, John Christopher, from Sleepy Eye Thanks, Oliver Bock 18 Apr 2000

I am looking for info concerning Ferdinand and Louise KRUSCHKE. They are found on the 1870, 1880, and 1900 (Louise only) census for New Ulm, Brown, MN. I am esp interested in dates of death, burial place, obits, and what became of their two children. Thanks. Chuck Gahm 1 May 2009


Seeking information about the Kuld and Steinsdoerfer families who were in Brown and Nicollet Co. after 1860. Ancestor Agheda Kuld is buried in Brown or Nicollet Co. Can anyone tell me where, and the tombstone information? Will gladly exchange information. William D. Lindsey 2 Sep 1996


I am trying to get some documentation of Matt KUNZ and his wife Margueretha KUNZ who were married in Trier, Germany and settled in New Ulm where they had 8 children. My grandmother, Mary Kunz b. 17 Jun 1871 married Arnold Casper HICKEL 3 Mar 1897 and moved to Mankato. They had 6 children born in Mankato and moved to Pine River, MN where they had 2 more children. My mother Adeline Estelle Hickel was born in Pine River 20 Mar 1915. Ed Bogart 7 Oct 1998


I've been trying to find information on my ggrandmother Rebecca G. LAKE. She was born in 1818 in Jay County, Indiana and died October 13, 1893 in Sleepy Eye, MN. I do know she was married to William Putman CURRENT, but I don't know who her parents were. I'm trying to trace her side of the family. Can you help? Pat Chadwick 13 Oct 1999


I am looking for information on August & Augusta LAMBRECHT who lived in Brown Co. In the late 1800's and early 1900's. Richard Rausch 17 Feb 2002


Henry and Augusta RUSH LANDT lived in Milford Township, Brown County from 1857 to 1862. They fled during the Sioux Uprising of 1862 to Iowa after stopping to warn their neighbors and finding them dead. I will be in the New Ulm area November 5th hoping to find more history. Thank you for adding their name. Dotta Harders Barnes 2 Nov 2003


The surname Landt that is listed (in this webpage) were my GG-Grandparents. They both came from Germany. I am having a hard time finding the who,what, when, where, & why information on my GG-Grandfathers ancestors side, especially his parents and siblings? All that I have is where he was born - Germany-1832 , lived in Minnesota and Iowa, was a farmer and died in 1900, buried in Gladbrook, Iowa. Any or all information would be very helpful. Annette Landt Collins 4 July 2006


LANFHOFF-WEILAND=OTTO-ARNHOLD. My husband's name was Gordan LANGHOFF. His paternal surnames were LANGHOFF and WEILAND. His maternal surnames were ARNHOLD and OTTO. They were from the New ulm area and Red wood County. Thank you for any help. ELSIE LANGHOFF 4 Jan 2002


LANTZ, William Robert born about 1841 in PA. Just heard LANTZ all went through MN to get to East TX. I cannot find a William Robert LANTZ with unknown named parents in the 1850 census. Has anyone see them? Any help or clues apprecated. Thanks Chris Hamilton 31 March 1998


I am looking for the death dates and burial place for my great great grandparents. Peter Larson b. 14 April 1808 in Soroe Denmark and Karen (Kirsten Nielsdatter) Larson b. 26 August 1810 in Holbaek Denmark lived in Eden Township. They are in the U.S. Census for 1870 and 1880. They raised their family in Brown County and I'm sure are buried there. Their son, Soren Peterson moved his family to the Portland, Oregon area before 1900 and I am sure his parents were already gone. 14 April 2007


Searching for any info on a Louis A. LARSON who married Katharina ROTH 27 Aug 1879. Katharina died 13 May 1903 in Springfield. Would love to share info. Keri Brewitz 28 Jan 1999


I am searching for any information about Nicholas LAUX and his wife, Catherina Williams Krieg Laux. I know they lived in Sleepy Eye in 1877, as their daughter, Mary was born there. I especially am wondering if there were more children, and also if either Nicholas or Catherina died in Minnesota. Thank you for any help you can give me. Pat Krieg Trinkner 31 May 1999


I am looking for information on Philander Lee and Eleanor Berry Lee, parents of: William Harrison "Doc", Alfred "Alf", Parm and Lon, I know they originated in Whiteside Illinois and came to Sleepy Eye area, in the late 1800's. William Harrison "Doc" would have been my Great Grandfather, Charles Palmer Lee, James Lee, Nellie Lee Shores and Susan Lee O'Brien were his children, I have quite a bit of information about Charles, Nellie and some on James, am looking for anything I can find out on Susan Lee O'Brien who was married to John O'Brien, she died in 1906 of burns but don't know where and exact date or what would have happened to John. I am also looking for any and all information I can locate on Ella Mae Lee who married Carl Henshaw in New Ulm, MN in 1919, she was my Aunt. Also, I have information on Johnsons from Evan, Minnesota if anyone is looking for any information regarding them. Thank You. Carol Williams 28 Jan 1999


I am looking for information regarding a Great Uncle for our Family Genealogy, James Harrison LEE was bon March 5, 1883 in Sleepy Eye, Brown County, Minnesota. The last correspondence received from him to my Grandfather Charles Palmer LEE, was a postcard dated December 5, 1910, 12:30 p.m., from Salt Lake City, Utah. Any information someone could provide as to his whereabouts, or what happened to him would be most appreciated. A M. RICHARDS sent me a Golden Gate book dated 1979, had a group picture with him in it, a little white dog was in his lap, it was provided by a Mrs. Warren McFERRIAN, also would like to know date picture was taken. I have quite a bit of information on Charles Palmer LEE, sister, Nellie LEE SHORES, Susan LEE O'BRIEN, which was provided by a M. RICHARDS and most appreciated. Also, his father, my Great Grandfather William "Doc" Harrison LEE and his mother, my Great Grandmother Minerva RAFFERTY LEE, that I would be willing to share. Thank you, Carol Williams 25 July 2003

LEHNE, Louis

I am looking for information regarding Louis Lehne (my maternal great-grandfather)...he immigrated to Springfield in the 1880's with his parents Ferdinand Lehne as well as Maria Otte Lehne and I believe two younger siblings--Oscar and Anne. Louis Lehne married Augusta Prechel in Springfield in 1888, and had a butcher business as well as a farm. He moved to Washington state in the late 1920's. I have lots of information regarding the Prechel's but little on the Lehne's. His father and mother both died in Springfield, I believe. The dates of their deaths are 1911 for Ferndinand & 1930 for Maria. His brother Oscar served in the army--Spanish American War, i think. I am specifically looking for information on the date Louis came to Minnesota, and if there were other siblings other than the two I have. Thanks for your help!! Diane Knutson 22 Jun 2001


I am looking for information on a church in Eden Township, Brown County, Minnesota. I have alot of relatives baptized, married, and buried there. I am publishing a book on the "LEMCKE" family of Redwood County. There are many people in the book who have come from Eden Twp. If anyone would like information, I will gladly help them. I would greatly appreciate any information on the history of Eden Township, ie. newspaper clippings, church records, ect. Thank you. Jolene Cin 22 Nov 1998


Anna LIEN, son, Otto. Anna, born in Norway, was alive in 1935, living in Mulligan Twp. TROY SABBY 6 Oct 1999


Searching for Earl R. Lietzau (my father) genealogy. Just starting my search. Some cousins still live in the area of Hutchinson in McCloud county. May have lived in the Cosmos area in Meeker county. Died in New Ulm in Brown county. Can you give me anything to get started or point me in a direction? Dean Lietzau 9 May 1997 NOTE: Dean - Problem with your email address! Please contact me. Thanks! Ray Ray

LINDEMAN, Dorothy H. or E.

Seeking information on Dorothy H. or E. LINDEMAN who was born and lived in Sleepy Eye, Brown County, MN until she gave birth to a son in Sioux Falls, SD when she was 22 yrs old. By April 1929 she had moved to Fairmont, MN. She possibly moved to Illinois after that. Deeply appreciate any and all info on this close relative. She had been a clerk in Sleepy Eye. Thank you. Don Freidel 20 Jun 2002


I am researching possible family ties or history. Grandfather was Charles LINDEMANN, his wife was Sophia. Children are Lula, Edward Ross, Victor, Vivian, and my father, Floyd. All of New Ulm, Minn. Bruce Lindemann 07 Nov 2002


I am researching the LIPETSKY family,who farmed in Brown County. John LIPETSKY arrived from Germany in the 1800`s and married German Henrietta KAGEL. I always assumed Polish heritage, but am uncertain now. Their sons William and August born 1862 and 60, also farmed in the county. My grandmother Emma was born in 1905 to mother EVERSON and father LYNCH, then adopted by HANSENs. She was raised in Sleepy eye. Is anyone familiar with adoptions during that time? 16 Aug 2001


Wallace W ARMSTRONG married Julia LOBDELL. Were in Sleepy Eye, and Mankato. Julia's mother Elizabeth "Betsey" HOLDEN-LOBDELL are buried there in Mankato, I believe we will find George R. Lobdell there also. I just have death date on him 1918, and 1888 on Betsey. Charles Edward ARMSTRONG m Minnie LOBDELL And they are in Janesville, Waseco Co., MN Now to foul up all this Julia Lobdell-Armstrong left that are about 1883, after the birth of her youngest daughter Celia Gertrude Armstrong, and travelled with Kenneth L. McClellan to WA. She took the three youngest Armstrong daughtes, Lillie Mae Armstrong, Iva Maude Armstrong and Celia Gertrude Armstrong. It is my understand that at sometime she travelled back, married to Kenneth L. McClellan and there she had another daughter. Kate Helen McClellan in 1890. I was under the impression that Kate was born in WA. Not according to her grandson though. She married Robert Clemens Rich in MN, and that is where my files end with her. I am just not sure abut the Rich information as they seem to end up back in WA and some buried there. Kenneth L. Mc Clellan, and Julia E. McClellan are buried in Zillah, Yakima, WA; Frank Jackson Smith, and Lillie Mae Armstrong-Cochran-Smith are buried in Zillah, Yakima, WA; Albert A. Dunn, and Minnie E. Armstrong-Dunn; are buried in the Napa Valley, CA; Edward D. Armstrong is buried in Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, CA; Arthur F. Armstrong, is buried in Los Angeles, CA; Erbin Armstorng is buried in Los Angeles, CA; Iva Maude Armstrong "Unknown" Iva Maude Baker; Celia Gertrude Armstrong "Unknown" Celia Gertrude Holstine Nan Curtis 12 Nov 2001


I'm looking for my Mothers Great Grandfather, Daniel Johansson LOFTMAN, who emmigrated to the US in 1881. With him was his wife and three sons. He first settled in New Ulm, Brown County, MN, He is registered with 80 acres of land in section 35, Birch Cooley township, Renville County, MN. Checked some Census Files of Renville County but no Loftman there. So he might have owned some Land there, but He probably wasn't living there. I'm afraid thats all I have on him, and I would sure appreciate any further information, regarding what happened to him and his Family. Any information would be of Interest. Hans Ferner 3 May 1999


Seek parents of Lourena LONG, born 1835, married 1851 to Martin ETTER McMinn County TN, died 14 Aug 1915 in Brown County, MN. The family also lived in Watonwan County for some years. Judy Reynolds 1 Feb 1997


LUCHT, Daniel died 9/24/1908 somewhere in Brown Co. MN. LUCHT, Louise died 1/13/1911 somewhere in Brown Co. MN. Possibly being the Daniel & Louise LUCHT who previously lived in New Auburn Twp. Sibley Co. MN. Daniel LUCHT I am searching for was born in Zempleburg, Flatow, Prussia on 10/18/1833. If correct Daniel I am searching for, he had a twin brother named Paul LUCHT who died in Sibley Co. Not sure if my Daniel LUCHT had any children. Daniel LUCHT's parent's were: Daniel LUCHT & Eva Rosina RADTKE. Any help would be really appreciated. Delila Duffy 19 Jan 2003


I am looking for information about my grandmother's brother, John Ludwig or Ludewig. His parents were Peter and Maria Ludwig. He was born about 1866, probably in Wisconsin. The parents moved to Minnesota and probably settled near Sleepy Eye, MN. His siblings in Minnesota were (Grandmother) Mary Rose Ludwig Lang and Mathias Ludewig. Mary Rose married a Canadian, Gordon Lang. Mary Lang 25 Feb 21006


I am researching the MAINZER family of Brown County. My great-grandfather was Peter O. MAINZER, b. Sleepy Eye, MN in 1872 to John and Dorothea MAINZER. Peter was a farmer just outside of Sleepy Eye for a short time before he went to Pine County, MN and met and married my great-grandmother, Laura M. WOODFORD. There first child, a daughter, was born in Duluth in 1910, Joanna Lydia MAINZER (who was my grandmother). Peter moved the family to Idaho, to seek fortune in silver mining. In 1913 their second daughter, Dorothy Emma MAINZER, was born in Deary, ID. Around this time Peter apparently abandoned Laura with 2 young children. She left with no other choice, filed for divorce. Peter stayed in Sandpoint, ID, and died alone and penniless in 1935. My grandmother and her sister were raised by their mother and step-father in Eastern Washington state on a wheat farm. Would like to share this story, hoping to connect to others in Brown county related to Peter MAINZER. Elizabeth Hoppe 2 Feb 2003


I am looking for descendents of ISAAC MARTINE b. about 1834 NY and wife ELIZABETH (AMY) MARTINE. Isaac was the brother of my great great grandfather John F. MARTINE b. 1832 NY. Both men came to Racine Co WI around 1850. Isaac and Amy MARTINE were the witnesses at the wedding of John F. MARTINE and Mary Ann SCOFIELD April 12, 1851 Yorkville Racine co WI. Both men enlisted in the Union Army in WI in 1861; both were wounded, disabled and discharged by 1862. They both went to Minnesota shortly after. John F. MARTINE moved his family to Rochester MN for a short time; Isaac and family moved to Brown Co MN and were present there in the 1870 and 1880 census. I believe that they were there through the 1890s, as Civil War pension records indicate that Isaac's widow applied for his pension in 1897 in MN. Anyone connected to this family contact me directly. Betty and James Tartas 25 Mar 2001


I am search for information or obits on Victoria Mauch who was married to Mathias Hillesheim. She was born in 1857 in Wisconsin and married Mathias Hillesheim on Feb 3, 1880 in New Ulm, Brown County, MN. Her father was Mathias Mauch who died in 1912 at New Ulm. Victoria lived in Sleep Eye at the time of her father's death. Would appreciate whatever information can be found. Thanks. Eileen 11 March 2006


I am looking for my Great Grandparents--William Bailey McIntosh and wife Mary Elizabeth Robidoux. I found them on the 1885 census of Brown Co. but that is the only time that I have found them. They lived in the Home twp. when their second Dau. was born in 1885. Any help I can get would be appreciated. Thanks; Louise Hopkins 28 Dec 1999


I am trying to find tombstone/church information on my Peter McKeever who died in Sprngfield, MN Oct 8, 1902 and his wife Anne Carroll McKeever who also died in Springfield in 1895. Peter was born in Ireland in 1832 just two years prior to his family immigration to America. I am hoping that either gravestone or church records may give a clue to where this family came from in Ireland? Peter and Anne had four children and the two daughter’s married in Brown Co. There girls names were Mary Welch and Elllen (Nellie) Kernan. My records show a son, Thomas McKeever, died in Brown Co in 1942, so the family must have remained in the area for some time. Anyone that might have information on the burial place or RC Church this family attended while living near Springfield, and could pass this information my way, I would be most appreciative. Thanks, John O’Keefe 29 March 2011


Please help me locate the graves of the following people: Alma Schrader Meerfeld maiden, b.1890 death unknown Springfield, area, grandmother; Otto Meerfeld, Brown County, MN; great granddfather; Emma Meerfeld (Schenk) Brown County, MN, great grandmother; Andrew Brown born 1885 death unknown, New Ulm area, grandfather; Ernest Brown, born 1865 died in Leavenworth, MN, great grandfather; Eli Clark 1830- 1906 died in Leaveworth, MN, great great grandfather. Allen Baribeau 19 July 2007


I am looking for information on descendants of Johan MELZER who had land in Brown/Nicollet Counties in 1859. I am also interested in the family branch represented by Charles MELZER who had land in Cottonwood County in 1883. I believe the family was concentrated around Courtland for awhile. Later a group with the surname STUDTMAN(N) was married into this MELZER family. Please forward inquiries to me. Cher Burgess 23 Jun 2001


Adam and Catherine MEYER moved to New Ulm, Brown Co. in 1861. Adam died in 1868 and Catherine was committed to an insane asylum in 1871. There were 5 children in the family ages 4-14. The family disappears off the census by 1880. What happened to the children? Were they taken in by other families in the area? Several brothers, John and Fred were in the area in the 1920's. Lynn Brandvold 24 Mar 1997


I am looking for information about Albert and Sophia MEYER who lived in Burnstown Township, Brown County at the time of the 1900 Census. I would appreciate any information about this family. Louise Indig, California 14 Mar 2000

MEYER, Christian Ludwig

I am looking for any information on my great-great-great grandfather Christian Ludwig Meyer’s family. We know he platted the town of New Ulm and was one of its four founders in the early 1850s. He came from Barbis-am Hartz in Germany. One of his daughter’s Johanna married my great great grandfather Ernst Adolf Hausmann, also from Barbis originally. We know Christian Ludwig had 8 or 9 children, but only know about Johanna who later moved to Texas with Ernst Adolf. Thanks. Sharon Kulow 5 June 2008


Seeking information on Christ Mielke of Gdansk, Poland, his son Charles who moved to New Ulm, Brown Co.MN, and information on their ancestry: Christ MIELKE lived in Danzig (Gdansk, Poland) in the 1830's m. ____? CH: Charles b 1839 Germany m. Bertha WOCHE lived New Ulm, MN d 1919 CA Julius b 1850s Germany d 1922 CA m. 1. Augusta HOLLENWALD , 2. Mary Scherz Bryan Huneycutt 22 Dec 1996


I am trying to obtain information on the ancestry and descendants of August Mielke and his wife Elizabeth Ristau. Both were from the Posen region of Germany. August was born around 1834. He died July 20, 1894. Elizabeth's was born Feb 2, 1841. She died Sep 15, 1916. They both died in Bashaw Township. Their children were Julius, Augusta, Fred, Emelia, Mathilda and Pauline. Any information is greatly appreciated. John Fuester 24 Jun 1999

MIESEN, Peter A.

I am researching the MIESEN family surname. My wife's grandfather, Peter A. MIESEN, was born in New Ulm on 22 Jan 1898. His family later moved to North Dakota, residing in Lidgerwood Twp. in Richland Co. He married Anna BLAZEK, (b. 14 Jun 1898) in Wyndmere Twp., North Dakota; in Sep 1932. I have been trying to locate the parents of Peter, but without much luck. Anything regarding immigration would also be helpful. We just don't have much more to go on. Thank you. Dr. John M. Seeley 8 Sep 2002


I am searching for info on my Grand parents, Henry and Mary MILLER. Believe Henry was born in Germany approx. 1874. Mary’s maiden name was Thomas. They had 4-5 children and live in Sleepy Eye. Youngest, Arthur George Miller was my father. Either grand parents or great grand parents immigrants from Germany. At some point last name was changed to MILLER because of war. Grand father passed away between 1907 and April 30th 1910. Grand mother remarried a man with the last name of SHIEFERT. Correct spelling unknown. Any info will be appreciated. Edward A. Miller 19 Sept 2008


I am reasearching John Adam Miller who died January 23, 1913 in Comfrey. He was a Civil War veteran from the 115th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers. (My grandparents, Erven and Dorothea Alttermatt Miller were Comfrey residents and my Dad, Robert Leo Miller was raised there). My grandmother told me that many Pennsylvania Dutch came to Minnesota to visit my great-grandfather. I am having trouble following the ancestry back, there are whole towns of Miller's here. John Adam Miller was from Steelton, North Annville Township near Harrisburg. But we are reported to have relatives in Millersburg and Millersville. Rob Miller 3 Oct 2009


I am searching for: Anything on George MICHELL born England, his wife Susan POPE born England, their daughter Ellen Matilda MICHELL, born Trenton, NJ, died in St Helena CA 08/1907, married Alexander Funk BROWN, born KY, died Kerby, OR 1885, their daughter Della Loise BROWN married Charles Luke MORTON. Charles Morton had a brother Dudley. Together they performed on Vaudeville. Charles (nickname PY) played violin. Dudley played guitar. Both the Morton's and the Brown's were of 7th Day Adventist faith. jjw 12 Oct 1999


I have a g-grandfater named Ole Moen , a son named Hans who also lived in Linden on a farm. I'm looking for Hans children and Ole's brothers. Ole's other son lived in Tracy, Mn. Shirley M. Wilson 5 Aug 1999

MUCK, Joseph

Looking for descendants of the following Trooper who listed his residence as Springfield, MN. when enlisting in the Sioux City Cavalry in 1861: MUCK, Joseph, b. 1819. Thank you. Patrick Sullivan 1/27/01


Looking for info on Frederick Mueller and Dorothea (Steber) Mueller in New Ulm, Brown Co., MN, circa 1850-1930. Both were born in Germany. Children were: Theresa, Gustav, Sophia, Frederick, Herman, Eliza, and Henry. Anita Mosteller 02 Mar 1999


Looking for information about my Uncle and Aunt -- Louis and Ruby (DAY) MUELLER. Uncle Louie was known as the "Johnny Appleseed" of the area. Aunt Ruby was a teacher/principal in Brown County. Am looking for any newspaper articles and MUELLER/DAY family history. Uncle Louie died in 1983. I understand that the family home burned down. I'm not sure if the apple orchards are still standing or not. L.M. O'Konek 22 Jul 2001


I am looking for any information on the Theodore MUELLER family. He had a cigar factory that he opened in New Ulm in 1885. Theodore had at least one sister named Martha MUELLER born Nov 24, 1868. She married Herman SCHREYER on Nov 24, 1895. I would very much like to find Martha's family. Brenda Schreyer Wiech 26 Jan 2002


Looking for info on my ggrandmother Clara Sophia Mullen, born in New Ulm 6MAY1874. Father was David G. Mullen and mother was Mary Caroline Mullen. Larry Moody 5 Jan 1999


Searching - Edward MURPHY married Mary Anne McCAFFERTY (my Great-Aunt), lived in Sleepy Eye, Brown Co., MN 1860s thru 1900, then moved to Glendive, Montana. Large Murphy family. Other MURPHYs; Edwards brother and sisters are Dennis James MURPHY (married my other Aunt Cecilia McCAFFERTY). Also other MURPHYs; Mary, John, Alexander, Harriet, Amanda. Most born in Sparta, Wisconsin. Parents were Michael and Margery ROGER MURPHY. I believe all lived in Sleepy Eye. Any census, or other records appreciated. Can't find much on these people. Many thanks in advance. or Mary Brucker 21 Jun 2002


I am researching Mathilda Caroline NEITZSKE, who married Otto NEUMANN on July 2,1883 in Winona County. Her parents were Gustav and Maria Sophia ERDMANN NEITZSKE who came to the US in 1876 and settled in Winona County. Mathilda and Otto NEUMANN apparently moved to Comfrey, MN after their marriage. Lana and Greg Gerlach 30 March 1998


I'm looking for information on RANDINE NELSON, born Sept. 2, 1874 in Lake Hanska twp., and ANNA JOHNSON, born in February, 1873, in Lake Hanska twp. Nelson, my grandmother, was married to HANS SHELLUM on Nov. 24, 1897. Johnson, also my grandmother, was married to JOHN O. LEE on June 30, 1897, and they farmed near LaSalle. I am particularly interested in the names and specific origins of Nelson's and Johnson's parents. Bernie Shellum 24 Feb 1998

I am looking for the marriage certificate for Minnie (Mina) Nelson (Nielson) to Andrew B. Anderson on March 6, 1902. She was a resident of Lake Hanska and he of Madelia. Watonwan does not have any record of their marriage. so I was hoping (someone in Brown Co.) might have it. Deanna Haycraft McDaniel 17 May 2010

My father, Plymouth Theordore Nelson was born in Springfield, Minnesota. He and his siblings were raised in New Ulm Minnisota, where his parents, Nels Edward Nelson and Louisa Bertha Mueller are buried. Thank you, Lisa Jo Duffy 22 July 2013


NIPPOLT the name I'm researching on. They lived in Springfield, Brown County, MN around 1890 - 1957. I’m mainly interested in a Erwin L. NIPPOLT who was b. 1886 Ramsey, MN and d. 1947 in Kandiyohi, MN. I had found on the 1900 - 1930 Census for Springfield, Brown, MN he and his family did live there. He was a cashier in a bank. He had a adopted daughter Mary L. b. 1920 in MN. I think he had two wives 1. Madge Somerville Ruenitz d. 1957 in Brown County, MN and Victoria M. b. abt 1888 MN. I don't know who he married first. But my main focus is on the adopted daughter. Did he adopt other daughters? Did this daughter that I found Mary L. change her name to Patricia J. b. 1920 in MN. I would appreciate any help I can get. Thank you for your time. Joyce Wood24 Jan 2005

NORDAHL, Osten Olsen

My grandfather Osten Olsen NORDAHL was born in Lake Hanska June 28 1889. He had two other brothers and one sister, Alice Lee. Any more information on this family would be appreciated. Thank you! Garth Fennuik Lamont, Alberta, Canada 26 May 2002


I am looking for Stephen and Caroline NORTON. They had a son whos name was either WILLIAM FRANK or FRANCIS WILLIAM who was born on August 27, in either 1874 or 1876. He married a CARRIE SOPHIA NELSON who was born in July of 1876. They had 3 children. FRANK EDWARD b. June 12, 1897. CHARLES EDWARTH b. October 1, 1901 and a female (possibly KATIE or EVA) who died at the age of 2. William Frank NORTON supposedly lived part of his life in New Ulm, Minnesota. I'm not sure when or with whom he lived with. He was said to have died in New Ulm. Possibly around 1954. Cinny Sabo 25 Mar 1998

O'BRIEN, John F., Susan and William

I have been looking for information regarding John, Susan, and William O'BRIEN. I have found that they are buried in St. Mary's Cemetery. John's date of death is June 18th, 1935. I understand from the Brown County Historical Society that they are unable to locate an obituary for him, and was wondering if maybe his will was probated in Brown County. If anyone could help me locate any information it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Carol Williams 25 Sep 2001

O'BRIEN, Susan G.

A lady by the name of M. Richards provided my family with information on Susan O'Brien a few years back for which we are extremely grateful as we thought we might never be able to locate. We are now putting her pages together for our book and now we are searching for her middle name, we understand it started with a G?, we also understand she was a schoolteacher in Brown County and would like to know what school she would have taught at and what date's. We know she passed in 1906, so would have had to be in the late 1800's or early 1900's. We are looking for any school records for William, Florence and Charles O'Brien between 1906 to 1920. I have quite a bit of info on Susan, John that I would be willing to share. Again any information on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Carol Williams 9 Dec 2010


I am researching the Offerman (Offermann) family that lived in both the Faribault area and Sleepy Eye area since the 1870's. I would appreciate any information concerning the family. Thanks, Dick Offerman 20 Oct 2009


I am researching Elenor OLSEN. She was born in Malmo, Sweden and came to this country at the age of one with her parents. They settled near New Ulm. She married John Vinton HAWK, a Methodist Minister. Dana Hallett 10 Jun 1999


Looking for information about my grandpa, HANS OLSEN (1872-1955) who was raised by CHRIS & MARY (LARSEN) OLSON 5 mi west of Sleepy Eye. They lived in that area from 1878-1898. HANS married MARY ANNE PETERSEN, daughter of JENS C. & ANNA MARIE (JOHNSON) PETERSEN. We would like to know if there were any official adoption papers, or was Hans just 'given' to the Olson's to raise? Thank you for any help you can give. Phyllis 7 Jul 1998


I am looking for any information on Tore OMSRUD and his family, which moved from Wisconsin and settled on the shore of what became Omsrud Lake in 1857. Using several search engines, I have been unable to find any OMSRUD anywhere in the United States. I am looking for someone who can advise me on when and why the OMSRUD family left Minnesota, where the family went, and why the surname seems to have vanished. (I have added a story about the OMSRUDs and TORGRIMSONs to my web page at: The link is called "Lake Hanska tales...") Thanks. Bernie Shellum 13 Jan 2001


I am looking for any information in regards to the Ostroms. I know my Great Grandmother, Anna M. Ostrom was born on July 16, 1877 in New Ulm. I also need information on her parents and her husband. Jennifer Lorsung 1 Feb 1997

PAHL, Archie Wagner

My paternal grandfather, Archie Wagner Pahl, was born in New Ulm 19Dec1888. Father was Eggert (called E.G.) Pahl, mother Amelia (?), possibly Wagner maiden name. They are listed in the 1880 census. His mother (name spelled several ways in various places) was born in New Ulm in 1860. Nancy Pahl Casey 18 August 2009


GUSTAVE PANKONIN and AMELIA NICKEL were married June 22, 1899. I have two copies of the program celebrating their Golden wedding anniversary on June 22, 1949 at the Red Rock Church as well as newspaper clippings reporting on the celebration. Also their first great granddaughter JUNE DORIS JOHNSON was baptized at this celebration. Also have obit for MINNIE PANKONIN who died in Dec. 1976, a month before her 101st birthday. Have newspaper clipping (undated) with picture of AUGUST NICKEL and LOUISE PANKONEN NICKEL describing their 50th wedding anniversary. If someone has been researching these families, I would like to give them these treasures. Please e-mail me if you're related to them and I can get them to you. Patricia Frey 08 Jun 2003


I am researching the surname of PARKER and ANDERSEN in Brown county. Some of the names I am researching are Fredrick William Parker, Jr. and Sr. On the Andersen side, I am researching Niels Christian and Anne Sophia Andersen who were immigrants from Denmark. Kathy Joy Parke 27 Oct 2007


I am looking any info on a Robert Patterson and his wife Sara(Dixon) Patterson. Theu lived their whole life in Springfield. She died around 1930 in Springfield. He died sometime in the 1920's . need an obit from newspaper if possible. Their children's names were Robert, George, James and Mary Beth (died age 7).Have info on Robert Jr. decendents of which I am one. Others are a blank. Looking for any leads. STEVE 3 March 1999


I am interested in finding any local information of Ole and Pauline PAULSON. They are listed in the Freeborn county 1870 census and the LacQuiParle county 1880 census. In 1880 they are on the same page listed with Josephine PAULSON. I am seeking birth records on Josephine. My great grandmother was Josephine (Christina) PAULSON. She was born in 1873. So I am searching the counties between Freeborn and LacQuiParle. I found a Josephine Carolyn PAULSON born in 1875 in Freeman, Freeborn county to Bernt and Thea. But Josephine's divorce papers put her birth date in 1873. So, any information would be helpful. Brian R. Paulson 31 Aug 2000


Viola Christensen, daughter of Peter and Emma (Doud) Christensen married Joseph Pavian in Sleepy Eye in 1904. In 1907 they had a son, Henry, and shortly before or after Henry's birth, Viola and Joseph separated. Viola died in 1918 of TB. Her son, Henry Pavian, died in 1950. What happened to Joseph Pavian? Thanks all. Diane Hughes 2 Jan 1997


I am looking for A Geo or Charles PECK. They lived at Golden Gate at one time. Geo married a Petra ANDERSON. Charles was married to Nancy. Three sons, Charles, Guy and LeRoy. All listed in the 1880 Census. Geo is listed as single at that time. Can't seem to find anything else. Any help would be great. . Myrna (Peck) Panno 4 Jun 1999


I believe that my gg grandfather, Daniel Pedvin, was one of the volunteers that defended New Ulm during the Sioux Uprising of 1862. As I child, I remember being shown his name on the monument at New Ulm. I wonder if anyone could let me know his unit or any other information that might be on the monument. John Mathiason 16 May 1999


Hi, I am trying to locate more information on my gggrandfather Joseph (Josef) PENKERT. He was born in Rinnel, Austria but moved to New Ulm, Mn. in 1868. My great grandfather Wenzel PENKERT, my grandfather Alfred PENKERT and my mother Elaine PENKERT were all born in New Ulm. My mothers mother also was from New Ulm. Her name was Esther GRUSSENDORF. That family moved to New Ulm sometime prior to her birth in 1895. Thanks for the time! Tracey Rolffs 11 Mar 2000


I do not have the maps or histories of these areas and would like to know more about the locations, size of towns, what people did for a living to have a better background of what the Penkert and Baier families came from. My grandfather John Baptiste Baier who emigrated from Naril I knew from my birth. Cecelia Penkert my grandmother from Rinnel I of course also knew well. We have the geneology from their parents to present, but not the European background. Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated. Donna Current 11 Mar 2000


Looking for and researching my relatives in Sleepy Eye, Eden, Sigel (Brown County) in Minnesota. Penning, Mathias - (John's Father); Penning, Anna - (John's mother); Penning, John J. - Father; Penning, Mary (maiden name: Dehn) - Mother; Penning, Fred W. - Son; Penning, Martha - Daughter; Penning, Louis - Son; Penning, Frances Rosina; Penning, Fred William. Looking for cemetery name, birth, death dates. Thank you for any assistance you can provide. Randy Braatz 15 Oct 2009


My grandmother MARY ANNE PETERSEN, b. Prairieville Twp, 8-2-1874. She married HANS OLSEN on 6-20-1894. Hans was born in Denmark 8-25-1871. We are looking for more information on HANS. His mother was ANNA LARSEN b. 12-1849, but she gave him to CHRIS & MARY OLSEN to raise between 1873-1878...near Sleepy Eye. Mary Anne's parents were: JENS C. PETERSEN b. 10-10-1849 and ANNA MARIE JOHNSON b. 10-3-1854. Mary Johnson b. 1-27-1867, m. James (Jens) Hansen 11-25-1885, b. at Sjæland, Denmark 4-15- 1860. Phyllis Nelson Hopper 31 May 1998


I am looking for the birthplace of John PETERSEN b. September 27, 1867 in Schleswig Holstein, Germany d. April 19, 1932 in New Ulm, Mn. Married July 27, 1893 to Alma HILBERT. It was said that he came to this country by himself at 16 years of age and that his father's name was John also. ametzen 9 Mar 2002


I am seeking information on my great grandmother's family, who lived in the Courtland area, but some of the descendants resided in New Ulm. My ggrandmother was Maria Sievert b. 1845 near Rostock, Germany. I am not certain as to when she emigrated, but she had relatives in the Cleveland area. I think she later came to Courtland because she was related to the Struss family residing there. She subsequently married Christian Schmidt from Warin or something similiar to that. He came in 1869 and was married to Auguste______________.She died in 1877 in Nicollet County along with her daughter,Berthe. There was one living child from this marriage and that was Louise Schmidt, who later married Albert Schlieman. I also had a great grandfather, Lars Peterson, who spent the winter of 1876 in Sleepy Eye. I do not have anymore details about that. He settled in rural Fairfax on Hwy 19 west and remained there the rest of his days. Ruth Odegard 2 May 2004


I am searching for info on my Great Grandparents who lived in New Ulm/Brown County Mn Starting around 1880 or who's parents may have been in the area sooner. My Mother was Margaret K. Pfeiffer Born 7 March 1921 New Ulm Mn. My Grandmother was Veronica Weis-Pfeiffer Born 9 July 1903 New Ulm Mn. My Grandfather was Max August Pfeiffer Born 23 March 1898 New Ulm Mn. Anton Weis 1881-1956 Brown County, (Great Grandfather). Kate Weis-Vogel Death 1949 Brown county, (Great Grandmother). Ernest Andrew Pfeiffer (Death 5 Sept 1931 Duluth Mn)(Great Grandfather). Maria Pfeiffer-Jensen (Death 24 April 1919 Brown County) Great Grandmother). Thank you in advance for any info you can provide me. Rich 8 DEC 2004


I am looking for any information on Eli or John Pickett. Eli homesteaded in 1879. John homesteaded in 1872. I want to know if they are related. Any information on either would be greatly appreciated! Janice Bailey 14 May 1998


I have a marriage certificate for my husband's grandparents. Anna Rubey married John PIERMANTIER in Brown County February 1, 1897. There were 3 children born before they emigrated to Canada (1902) and established a farm in Saskatchewan which is 100 years old this year. The family is having a reunion where a plaque commemorating the farm as a heritage farm having been in the PIERMANTIER family for the past 100 years. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you. Betty Clent 5 May 2002


I am looking for information on a Eugenia Rosalie (DesMarais) POORE. She died December 25, 1971 in Brown County, MN. Eugenia married to George Poore, and had at least two daughters, Diane and Mary. An obituary would be most helpful if anyone out there does those kinds of lookups. Naomi Jurgens 9 Dec 2002


I am looking for information on my great-great grandparents that lived in Springfield. They were John & Olive (Weymouth) Potter they had ten children in the area. They were; Neil/Ray/Wayne/Herman/Arthur "Ainie"/Lily Potter (Harrison)/Wilfred/Harold/Maynard/Luella Potter (Moeller)/John/Donald/Ervin. Any info on these people would be greatly appreciated. Gayle (Potter) Degner


From the 1900 census: Micheal (age 58) (interesting spelling) and Catherine (Prokosch) Thomas (age 45) had, at that time, these children: Anton (27), Katherin (22), Nicholas (16), Annie (13), Joseph (11) (my grandfather), George (7), and Cornelius (3). They also had a Swedish border named Andrew Anderson. From the 1910 census: Micheal is living w/ no mention of Catherine and only the following children: Nicholas (24); Joseph (20), George (16) and Cornelius (14). It's just a puzzle. I don't know any of Catherine's siblings -- I can't find any immigration records on her either. Laura Thomas 12 March 2007


Researching: David QUACKERBUSH; Jestin QUACKERBUSH; Albert QUACKERBUSH. The above obtained land in 1878, 1879 and 1882 in MN in New Ulm area, I think. Carolyn Quackenbush 12 Sep 2000


Seeking information on Creton RADABAUGH. Last known to have been living in Springfield, Brown Co., MN. in 1901 at the time of his brothers death. I do not have any other information at this time other than his name. Can anyone assist me? Thank you, Tim Rodabaugh 28 Oct 2000


I am researching the Charles (Carl Rambow) and Amelia (Schultz) family. She died in 1904 and he died in 1910 in Springfield, MN. They also lived in Cottonwood County. I'm trying to find when they came to US and where they came from. Jan Gilbertson 25 July 1999

REA, Ada

I'm looking for any information (marriage, death, descendants) on Ada REA, born in New Ulm, Brown County in 1890 to Clyde Weldon REA and Lenna Reinza EDWARDS. Ada had a sister, Jesse Lucinda REA, born 29 August 1888 in New Ulm. Any help appreciated. Gary Rea 10 Jan 2009


I am looking for information on the surname of REDFORD. My father Raymond Henry was born in Brown county in 1890 at Sleepy Eye. My grandfather James Henry lived there as well and was born in 1860. Please help me if you can. R. Redford 14 Mar 1999


I am searching for information on Christian Rieck, I believe he was born about 1820 and passed away in 1910. I believe he is my great-great grandfather. Any info would be appreciated. Daryl Rieck 14 Mar 2013

REITTER, Floyd and DeEtte

I would like to have copies of the obituaries of Floyd and DeEtte REITTER. Thank you very much! Br Conrad Irrgang 12 Sep 2002


I am researching the family, if any, of William Reppen. William lived in New Ulm, Brown Coutny, Minnesota in 1920. He was living with his sister, Augusta Lemke. Can anyone help me with him? Was he married? Did he have any family? Thank you! Jolene Cin 9 Nov 1998 Gayle (Potter) Degner

RIEKE, Rev. Harry F.

Looking for info on Rev. Harry F. Rieke, b. 16 Feb 1894 New Ulm, Brown, Minnesota. d. 14 Nov 1958 Fillmore County, Minnesota, buried in Forest Hills Cemetery in Norwood, Carver, Minnesota. He was married to my great aunt. I would like to know more about his family such as parents, siblings etc. Martha Decker 16 Oct 2005


I am looking for information on or descendents of Siver Rolstad (1851-1954). His children were Anna (1881), Ragna (1882), John (1886), Julia (1888), Petra (1889), Minnie (1890), Clara (1892), Eliza & Alice. Petra Rolstad married Axel Flogstad-- these are my great-grandparents. Kendrick Harmon 13 March 2005


I am seeking additional information on Carl Gotleib Roos (originally Rose in German). He came to New Ulm from Cincinnati.....where he had been a Fencing Master for the Turnverien. He was the first sheriff of Brown County and the first Mayor of New Ulm, by then he was refered to as Charles Roos. Two sons that I know of are Charles and Hugo. Charles was married to a Schell. Hugo married Nell H. Brown in Oklahoma. They are my grandparents. Would love to know if there is anyone else looking for the Roos name and history. thank you. Claire VandenOever 16 Sept 2004


I am interesting in finding an obituary or other information regarding a Henry or Heinrich ROSS who received a Land Patent in 1878 in Brown County. He was in township 109-N. I believe there is a REITER family in the area also, but do not have specific names. Any information would be most helpful. Thank you, Heidi Langenfeld 17 Sep 2003

ROSS, Heinrich

I am looking for information on the ROSS family. Heinrich ROSS was issued title to 40 acres in Brown County on 3/20/1878. Any information on this surname will be greatly appreciated. The ROSS family came to the U.S. in 1852 and originally settled in rural Hudson, Wisconsin. Part of the family moved to Vermillion township, Dakota County and are on the 1860 census for that location. After that, we have no information on Heinrich aka Henry and/or John Henry, other than this land patent information. Thank you, Heidi Langenfeld 8 Oct 2003


Seeking information about my grandparents. Need names of parents, dates, siblings, narratives, etc. of Georgianna Alma ROWE, b. 1867, Springfield, Brown County, MN She married Henry Wanton VAN VALKENBURG abt 1880/81. Henry migrated, we believe, from Marquette, WI. He was the son of Henry Harrison VAN VALKENBURG and Ellen GREENE.They had four children in Springfield, Beth Leon, William & Arthur;and two in Long Prairie,Todd county; Henrietta and John. They moved from Springfield to Todd county between 1902 and 1904.. Nancy Van Watrous 1 Jun 1997


Seeking information on Stella RUNK Married to Paul RIEHSEN. I believe they were from Brown County. I also need to contact Gerald Riehsen. Thank you. Robert B Runk 13 May 1999


I am looking for info on my g-great Aunt, Louise FOWLER. She married a man with the last name of St. ANTOININE. I am not sure if the spelling is exact for his name. They had two sons, Lester and the other was known simply as B. Sometime around 1904 Louise was shot and killed by her husband who was very jealous. he was eventually caught and sent to prison where I assume he died. All of this took place in Sleepy Eye, MN. Thanks for any help. Jill. Roy, Jill and Brittaney Westley 28 June 1999


We are looking for relatives of the following family. Since SALCHERT is quite an unusual name, we are hoping we get a reply for any of the ancestors of my grandfathers siblings. I am Marvin Wayne SALCHERT b. Oct. 01, 1940 (with brothers, Rod, Ken, Lance & sister Penney) My father, Theodore Frank SALCHERT, b. Apr. 5, 1917, (with sisters Elizabeth, Vina, Pearl & brother Leneord) all born in Saskatchewan. My Grandfather, Ted's father, was George SALCHERT, b. Oct. 12, 1882, New Ulm, Brown Co., Minnesota, married Anne Katherine DIRCKS, Sept. 17, 1912 in Anaheim, Sask., died circa 1951, Pitt Meadows, Sask. George's father was John Joseph SALCHERT, b. circa 1855, Germany???? m. Anna ARNOLD (or ARNOLDI), d. July 28, 1927, Rosetown Saskatchewan. Children: Michael, George, John, Andrew, Reinhard, Anton (surname changed to NORTHRUP???), Mary (m. Ogard), & Joseph. Thanks for now, Wayne. Marvin Wayne Salchert 1 Mar 2001


Looking for information on my GG-Grandmother's family, SANDERSON. Her name was Eliza "Lyda" Allison SANDERSON, she was born 9 Jun 1870 in Sleepy Eye, Brown Co., MN; married Lyndon D. STICKLES, 20 Oct 1888; died in Red Wing, MN on 22 Jan 1953. Her parents were: John Marshall SANDERSON born either in N. Ireland or Canada on 20 Nov 1832, died 10 Mar 1906. John married Margaret Jane HAMILTON on 10 Jan 1856 in Greenach, Ontario. Margaret was born in Northern Ireland on 26 Jun 1834. Their children included (not sure if I have them all): Marshall John, Charlotte Amy, Margaret Josephine, Mathilda, Sarah Jane, Julia Ellen, Annette, Laura B. and Mae. Any information would be appreciated. Please email me at Michelle Whitaker 16 Aug 2001


I am searching for information concerning SAUTER relatives of mine in the New Ulm area. Two names I have been given as possibilities are Henry and Alfred. The Alfred SAUTER I am looking for was married to Izzy, possibly a nickname. I am told he did genealogical research and the couple had no children. He did, however, have nieces or nephews he was close to in the area. I believe he is related through my paternal grandfather, Emil Sauter, and is possibly a nephew of Emil's. Emil left the area in the late 1890's and moved to Marshall County in Northern Minnesota. I am told he had a father and brothers who remained in the New Ulm area. Thank you, Elsie (SAUTER) Damcke


The Brown County 1920 Minnesota Census lists David W. (61) and Asenath (50) SAYRE, with children: Glenn (23); ????? (18), daughter; and Edna (16), daughter. In the next house is a Frank SAYER (29), widower who I believe is David and Asenath's son, with children: Celes?, (7) and Chloris (4), daughters. Would like to contact a descendant, relative, or other knowledgable person who could give me a good family group on David W. and Asenath Sayre of (1920) Eden Township, Brown County, Minnesota. Ralph Sayre 6 Nov 2000


I am looking for information on Conrad SCHAPER, born about 1839 in Prussia. Settled in Milford Township Brown County sometime prior to the 1870 census where I located him. Was married at that time to Elizabeth. Daughter Josephine, my great grandmother, was born in 1874. Other siblings were Anna, John and William. I believe that Conrad moved to Watonwan County prior to 1880 and possibly remarried in 1888 to a woman named Augusta. I believe he served in the military - Company K, Minn Heavy Artillery during the Civil War. If anyone has information on this family, please contact me. Kay McArthur 14 Apr 2004


SCHAUER, Emit - I'm under the impression Emil SCHAUER was my great-grandfathers half-brother. At one time he lived in Sleepy Eye, Brown County, Minnesota and moved (I think) to Vesta (Redwood County) Minnesota. I've been told he was a butcher however, I don't have proof of this. I believe one of his daughters married Albert Gutknecht and lived in Winthrop, Minnesota. My great-grandfather was Carl SCHAUER and he had a brother Gustav. There was another half-brother but don't know who or where - possibly in the Arlington, MN area. If anyone has any information on any of these please contact me. Thank you in advance for your help it will be greatly appreciated. Diane Dietl 14 May 1997


Would like to know more about the Francis Schavesdick family. Francis Schavesdick was born (10/15/1848) and raised in Clinton County, Illinois. As a young man, he moved to Sleepy Eye, Minnesota where he married Cresentia Sturm and started a family. His family consists of:
  • Theresia Schavesdick, born: around 1885
  • Annie Schavesdick, born: 12/30/1885, married Henry Leitschuh
  • Lena Schavesdick, born: 9/18/1887, married Fred Krambeer
  • Frank Schavesdick, Jr., born: 1890
Still looking for more information and/or pictures of this family. Francis Schavesdicks' sister is my great-grandmother. Sandy Hemker 27 July 2010


Find out any information on August SCHELL of the Schell brewery in New Ulm, MN. Cliff Schell 16 Jun 1997


About 3 years ago, I took pictures and information about my great grandfather, George SCHERER to the Brown County Museum in New Ulm. He lived in Siegel Township for a time and had a cheese factory there. Many years ago my grandfather, Chris SCHERER, donated a cheese kettle and some other articles to the museum there that his father had used. I have never heard if they were able to find the site of the farm or how long my great grandfather lived there. They lost a daughter, Barbara, while they lived there, and she is buried in a cemetery north of Hanska. If you have any information for me, I would appreciate hearing from you. . 23 Nov 1999


Looking for information on the surnames SCHEURICH and LANG possibly from the Sleepy Eye area. Some would be Louis SCHEURICH (b abt 1860); Leonard SCHEURICH; Anna SCHEURICH (b 1862) (sister to Louis)(married an unknown LANG); Anna LANG died 1946; (possibly Anna SCHEURICH'S daughter). Louis may have had a "half sister". Leonard was married to an Anna, he may have died in the Civil War in OHIO. Any information will be appreciated. Dick 23 Jul 2000


My wife's grandmother was Anna SCHILLING, born 24 March, 1897, in Springfield, MN. She had nine brothers and sisters for whom I have names and dates (should that help). Her father was Thomas SCHILLING born 2 July 1868 somewhere in Pennsylvania. He had two brothers and one sister, (names and dates unknown). Thomas was married to Catherine WARTER who came from Germany when she was one year old. Her father died young and mother remarried - no further details. Any help is more than welcome. Thanks, Jay Brentjes, California 15 May 2002


I would like to submit these surnames in case anyone has information, which might be helpful to me or likewise. I am seeking information on my great grandmother's family, who lived in the Courtland area, but some of the descendants resided in New Ulm. My ggrandmother was Maria SIEVERT b. 1845 near Rostock, Germany. I am not certain as to when she emigrated, but she had relatives in the Cleveland area. I think she later came to Courtland because she was related to the STRUSS family residing there. She subsequently married Christian SCHMIDT from Warin or something similiar to that. He came in 1869 and was married to Auguste ______________. She died in 1877 in Nicollet County along with her daughter, Berthe. There was one living child from this marriage and that was Louise SCHMIDT, who later married Albert SCHLIEMAN. I also had a great grandfather, Lars PETERSON, who spent the winter of 1876 in Sleepy Eye. I do not have anymore details about that. He settled in rural Fairfax on Hwy 19 west and remained there the rest of his days. Ruth Odegard 2 May 2004


I am researching info on the Schloegl family of Sleepy Eye, MN. My great grandfather was Joseph Schloegl and his wife Anna Dobner. They owed a livery stable and saloon in Sleepy in the the early 1900's. They immigrated from Austria in 1892. Their children are Ida (Edith) Schloegl. (my grandmother) She married Harry Gordon, and later in life to William Pease. Her DOB 1899. Other children of the Sleepy Eye Schloegl's were Joseph, Ameila (Millie), Maria (Lannie), and Anna (Nuncie). Any info would be appreciated. Teri Mcmillen 3 May 2012


I am looking for information about Schneider family. Charles J. Schneider born 25 March, 1854 who married Mary and died in Springfield, MN 13 August 1920. I do have some information but seek more. Charles J. is my Great Grandfather. His father is Peter. See www page for more details. Jerry Clark 4 Jan 1997


I am researching the ancestors and decendants of Joseph Schneider (born circa 1840 in Germany). Joseph, his wife Theresa, and family are found in the 1870 and 1880 Federal census in New Ulm. Joseph and his wife had 8 children: 4 boy and 4 girls. Joseph was my gr-gr grandfather; His daughter Nathalia married my gr grandfather Charles Stelzner. Any help would be much appreciated. Kevin Schultz 15 Dec 2006


I am looking for information on the SCHNEIDER and MERTH families living around Springfield and then Sleepy Eye particularly MATHIAS SCHNEIDER married to AGNES OBENHAUS, born in Bohemia. They had seven children. Katherine Mary married to Wenzel Merth; John S. married to Mary Merth; Charles married to Mary Steffel; Sophie married to Fred Remboldt; Ann married to a Berkemeyer; Agnes, never married and Ignatius married to Rosa Merth. Betts Cole 11 Sep 1999

SCHNITZIUS, Peter and Barbara Mary (Lintner)

I was curious if this Surname is listed in any historical information for Brown, Minn. Peter and Barbara Mary(Lintner) Schnitzius both from Prussia (Germany) and their 4 children Mary, Elizabeth, Susanna and Gertrude. The story goes that an Indian had warned Barbara of the attack because at some time earlier she had given food to some Indian families and they were repaying her generosity. The family scattered and were reunited at Fort Snelling after the attack. They did not ever return to the house. This is a story that I was given from a cousin, whom doesnt remember where she heard it. I was hoping to find some proof of the families homestead. I did find a census in 1860 with the family listed in Cottonwood, Brown MN, they were livign with the Simonders and 2 children(Manderfelts) Is there any way to prove that maybe these children where orphans. Thank you for your time. I am a decendent of Susanna Schnitzius and Fredrick M R Mohaupt. Adella Perez 9 Nov 2007


I am looking for info on George SCHREYER, born March 14, 1903 and died March 1954. Parents were Herman & Martha SCHREYER of New Ulm, MN. George had a sister, Dora who married Vinton BYRD, Dora had a daughter named Shirly, Goerge SCHREYER was married to Esther Marion JOHNSON. Steve and Brenda Wiech 6 Jan 2001


I am interested in any information on the Schroepfer name. Particulary Stephon and Anna and children John,George, Joe and Katherin{marrid name Orr} from Brown County New Ulm MN John marrid Anna Schroepfer {madin name also} and had 5 sons George,Willam,Henry,Clerance and Frank Thank You. Margaret Schroepfer Trembath 1 Jan 1997


I am looking for any information on Joseph SCHROEPFER, he was married to Magdalena WEBERNETHAL, in Bohemia, she died there, he came to USA in May of 1892, to New Ulm Minnesota, with Daughter Katherine & John LINDMEYER, also has another daughter Magdalena, married to an ERTL. A son, John married to Mary DREXLER) settled in Antigo, Wisconsin, any information on his wife too? Please contact me, Beth (Schroepfer) Hoerman June 26 2001


Am searching for information on LOUIS F. SCHURGER who died in Brown Co. 7 Sep 1964. Anyone available to search for an obit. Am willing to pay. Betty Winn 22 July 2004


I am trying to determine if Ferdinand and Gustav Schwarzrock who were born in Prussia (1843, 1851 respectively) and who died in Springfield, MN (1918, 1916 respectively) are related to my line of Schwarzrock's. My ggf, Fredrick Schwarzrock, was born in Lipno, Russia in 1851 and settled in Rib Lake Wisconsin circa 1903. M. L. Whitehead 13 Jun 13 1997


I'm looking for anyone whose Grandfather/GGrandfather was Fredrick SCHWEISS from the St George/Fairfax area. Fred was married to Elizabeth STADTHER. Please e mail me at; Dick Schweiss. My website is; 30 Sept 2004


Looking for any photos of Adam and Margaretha (MELTRETER/MEHLTRATER) SCHWEISS. They were living in the area of New Ulm and St. George, Minnesota from abt 1900 to 1906. Dick Schweiss 10 Mar 2002


I am researching the surname SCHWENDINGER. My great grandmother's name was Louise Schwendinger. She was born in New Ulm, MN. 9-16-1880 & died in Pine City, MN. 3-10-1965. She married Narcisse MICHAUD 10-1907 in St. Paul, MN. Her parents names were JACOB & THERESA SCHWENDINGER. If any one has information on the Schwendingers from Austria, please e-mail me at NEICYDENN 4 Apr 1998


Looking for information on the name Schwerzler. Grandfather Awrey Schwerzler was born 9/7/1890, in New Ulm, MN. His fathers name was Anton Schwerzler, mothers name was May Corey. My name is Mark Schwerzler. I'm looking for information to trace family history as far back as I can. Swerzky 7 July 1999


The death certificate of my great grandfather, Albert Charles Scott, says that he was born in Springfield, MN in 1869. Neither of his parents' names nor birth places are given. Supposedly, he had 12 siblings, but I have no information on any of these people. If you have any information that can further my search, I would appreciate hearing from you. John Scott 18 Jan 1999


Searching for information on Barbara SELLNER who was born about 1820 in Bohemia and died January 29, 1901 in Brown County. She had two children Martha and Katherine. She married Peter GULDEN about 1865 and raised his six children. One of them Johanna Rosina was my great grandmother. Any history you can share would be appreciated. Thank you. JA Little 17 Oct 2001


I am looking up my wife's family from Sleepy Eye. The name is Sellner. Her great-grandfather was Frank Sellner. He married a woman named Gustav or Gusttie. Thank you. Peter Malinosky 6 Oct 1998


I am looking for a Daniel SHAFFER/SHAFER whose address in the 1860's was Brown County, Minnesota. I found this entry in my great-great grandfather Jacob SHAFER's travel book. (Daniel would have been his uncle.) Daniel was the son of John and Susannah BRECHNER SHAFFER of Allegheny Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania. After John SHAFFER died in 1834 most of his 12 children moved westward to Ohio, Indiana and beyond. Any information about Daniel SHAFFER would be welcome. John Shafer 25 Apr 2002


I am searching for information on Carl Schaffer or family who was at Sleepy Eye in 1882. Carl was from the Montello, Wi. area. I don't know if he stayed in the Sleepy Eye area. Thanks! Tom Blaha 25 Feb 2006


I am looking for information on Anders Shellum and his wife, Kari Pedersdatter, who migrated from Gudbrandsdalen to Brown County, with eight children, probably in 1869 or during the next few years. Their parish was known as Vaage. Their children were named Anders, Peter, Ragnild, Jacob, Kari and Hans, my grandfather. My first interest is, how was the surname spelled when they first arrived? Secondarily, I am interested in whatever information is available, including the spelling of Vaage, their hometown. Thanks for anything you can do. Bernie Shellum 24 Feb 1998


My grandparents were Henry and Ida SIEGMANN. Their family farm site, (no longer owned by the family), is just north of the site that was once Dotson in Stately Township. My grandparents are buried at the Stately Church cemetery, along with a daughter who died very young and my uncle Edward who lived on the family farm until the late 1980's. I would like to be able to find out more about the history of the village of Dotson. Photo's would be a help. I'm attempting to piece together a family history for our family, (cousins, etc.). Any other history or records would be a help and appreciated. Bob Siegmann 5 Nov 1999


I am looking for information on my grandfather and grandmother - Albe and Alpha SIEMERING. They lived on the farm/Apple orchard up on Summit Hill for many years in New Ulm.  Albe's father's name was Herman SIEMERING. I am also looking for information relating to my great grandfather. NNDREKE 14 Nov 2002


I am looking for information on my gg uncle, Henry SIEVERS or SEAVERS,who immigrated from Germany. He married Albertine Teyler in about 1891 and their son, Walter John SIEVERS or SEAVERS was born in New Ulm, Mn. on 8 Sep 1892. Walter took his stepfather, George Pryor's, name and died in Stearns Co., Mn. in 1966. Some family records associate the family with Sleepy Eye, Mn. weaver 03 Aug 1998


I'm looking for any information regarding Lloyd Raymond Silvius or Lucy Koopmann. These were my Grandfathers parents and as the story goes Lloyd was killed in a car accident. As it is told, when Lloyed died, Lucy had a breakdown and was admitted to a hospital within 2 hours of Wabasha, MN. I cannot find information on either of these two. Their son Wallace J Koopman (born 1922) was raised by Lucy's sister Margaret and her husband Clarence Kuehn. If you have any information or would like more information about the Kuehn or Koopman family please e-mail: Sandra 19 Nov 2004


I'am searching for information on Kathryn BRAUN and Otto SIMON. She was born 4-5-1873 in Germany. He in New Ulm 5-13-1877. His parents were David SIMON and Anna Louisa MEYER. If anyone can find a marriage date of Otto and Kathryn I would be extremely happy. E-mail me at 15 July 2003


I am searching for my ancestor Abraham SNETHEN, who died 1877 in "sleepy eye" , Brown, MN. I believe there was also a book written about him titled "The Barefoot Preacher". Thank you, Sarah 23 Oct 2000

SOMERVILLE,William Wayne

I am looking for information on WILLIAM WAYNE SOMERVILLE born in Sleepy Eye, MN. Born around 1890s. Married EDITH HUTCHINGS. Along the way moved to Oregon, later settling in Los Angeles, CA. Owned and operated a dump truck, Helped in the construction of Hoover Dam. Had three daughters, Mary, Carol, and Evelyn. Dennis Baca, grandson 11 Jan 2012


I am looking for information on Louis SOMMER who lived in New Ulm in the early 1900's. Sharon Wick 14 Mar 1999


MATHIAS SONDAG. I am looking for an obituary of Mathias SONDAG, my great grandfather, who died in Nicollet county on August 4, 1872. His tombstone in the Catholic cemetery in Swan Lake says only that he was 50 years old. Gerald D. Sears 03 Dec 1998


I am having difficulties finding information on my Grandparents. I have discovered that my Father, Sterling Sperstad, (to date no info) passed away in 1964? He was an illegitimate son of Han's Sperstad. Need help in finding marriage certificates, birth etc. Would like to find also Han's Sperstad's Wife's info. I believe my legitimate grandfather owned the Free Press in Mankato Minnesota. 10 Jun 1999


Help!!!! I need some clarification on a George STADTHER(R) ... b 1844 d 1932 ... settled in the West Newton TWP area .... One of his children was Elizabeth .. my Grandmother .. married to Fredrick SCHWEISS I have received some conflicting material as to WHERE George was born, and also the name of his wife. All my previous material had him as from Vienna, Austria .. and married to a Elizabeth FATLIE. The new material has him from the Honositz area of Bohemia and married to an Elizabeth MARSCHALEK. If anyone has anything that can clear this up, I'd be most appreciative. Thanks. My Web Site ... Contact me at; Dick Schweiss 22 Aug 2000


Looking for info on Christian STASSBURG who married Auguste MEISKEY Feb. 20, 1874.Children William, Ida Augusta, Emma Everett, Lillian, Edward, Frank. Lived in Sleepy Eye until about 1884. Margie Hollingsworth 11 Aug 1999


I am researching the family and descendants of Joseph (Josef) Stelzner who emmigrated with his wife and family from Bohemia in 1868. They settled in New Ulm and are found in the 1870 and 1880 Federal census living in New Ulm. Joseph (my gr-gr grandfather through his son Charles) was born circa 1822 in Bohemia. I am especially interested in info on Joseph's 3 daughters and their descendants as well as the first wife of Charles. Charles married a second time in 1899 to Nathalia Schneider. Nathalia's family lived next to the Stelzners in the 1860 Federal Census. Any help would be much appreciated. Kevin Schultz 15 Dec 2006


Seeking info for CECELIA MARY STEPAN, b. 22 Nov. 1862, Lasnist, KR. Budweis, Austria. This is the Bohemia area of Czech Republic. Her surname may have been DANIEL and adopted by STEPAN family or vice- versa in Sleepy Eye, Brown Co. She married 22 Nov. 1893, St. Mark's Catholic Church, Shakopee, Scott Co., MN., to NICHOLAS LANNERS, b. 6 Dec. 1852, Erpeldange, Luxembourg. They settled in Nobles County. 1900 Census says CECELIA immigrated to the USA in 1868, but Family states she came in after her husband and the 1900 Census says he immigrated in 1882. Twila Beck 22 May 1997


I am looking for my grandmother, Josephine Georgiana STEWART, born 5/12/1884 or 1885 in Sleepy Eye, MN. Peter STEWART may have been her father. I don't know who her mother was. Also someone by the name of Anna STEWART comes up in our research. I am not sure who she is. Josephine and my grandfather are buried next to Peter STEWART in Crystal Lake Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN. Peter died in 1909. Anna STEWART purchased the gravesites where these people are buried. Does anyone have the resources to check the 1885 MN state census, schools, etc. Thanks, Gayle Nyberg 6 Feb 2004


I am researching Anders P. Stockstad who was born in 1843 in Norway and died in Sleepy Eye, MN on May 3, 1923. He was married to Ingeborg - 1839-1898. They settled at Linden, Brown County Minnesota until 1882 and then moved to Dwight and settled in Sleepy Eye sometime after that. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Marcia Holmer 5 Feb 2007


I am researching the name of Katherine STOLTZ who was born in Bernstein Germany in 1837. I believe her maiden name was SELLNER and she had a sister named Martha who was married to a DIETZ. Katherine had a daughter by the name of Wilhelmina who also married a DIETZ. Any information would be greatly appreciated. JUDY LITTLE 3 Feb 2004


Would like to hear from anyone who has knowledge of Fred STOLZ who was born in Courtland on June 16, 1894. His parents were August and Catherine. Thank you. 3 Feb 2004 3 Feb 2004


I am looking for anyone that has knowledge of the STRASBURG (STRASSBURG) families living in and around Sleepy Eye, Minesota in the 1880-1890's or anytime for that matter. My father Wesley A. STRASSBURG was born there to John and Emma (GLASMAN) STRASSBURG in 1896. Echo Strassburg Zornes 03 Apr 2000


I am researching the STUEVE surname. My great-grandfather and his daughters attended a family reunion in New Ulm in the 1920's. I do not know if the family members they visited were named STUEVE. Please contact me if you have any information regarding the STUEVE family in the New Ulm area. 15 Sep 1999

SUNDOWN Cemetery Question!

I've been posting a few cemeteries on my web page. Today, someone wrote to me, sounding rather upset that I had listed a tiny little cemetery (one stone and one footstone) as being near Springfield, Brown County). (That is what my microfilm says). This person who disagrees tells me that the SUNDOWN CEMETERY which is one small footstone that says "L.F." and one upright stone that has the names of Dorothea and Laura O'Callaghan died 1879 & 1882) children of P.& M. O'Callaghan. The person that wrote to me assures me that this little "cemetery" is really in Redwood County. Does anyone know for sure? Coleen, Alaska Coleen March 09, 2001


I'm looking for anyone who has any information on descendants of Hans Tande and Ragnhild Shellum, whose families immigrated from Gudbrandsdalen, Norway. The Tandes came from Lesje, the Shellums from Vågå. The couple had at least seven children: Mina, b. in 1885; Albert, b. in 1888; Carl, b. in 1890; Tina, b. in 1892; Elmer, b. in 1895; Stella, b. in 1900, and Rudella, b. in 1903. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find any of the children's descendants, assuming they had some. Bernie Shellum 18 Oct 1998


My great-grandfather was Carl TADEWALD. He immigrated from Germany in the 1880s. His daughter Bertha TADEWALD married Otto NUEMAN and they resided in Winona County. They had 3 children--Emma, Lena,Ernie. Bertha died as a young woman and Otto remarried and moved to Brown County. Emma married a NUEBAUER (uncertain of spelling), Lena married a VOLLMER and Ernie didn't marry. They all lived in the Comfrey, Springfield area. I am searching for more information on Carl and would like to locate a picture. Carl died at the home of his son-in-law, Otto, in 1927, and is buried in Stately Township. My grandfather Ferdinand raised his family in Brown County. 20 Nov 2000

TANLEY, William L.

Looking for info on William L. TANLEY d. 1949. Married a Mary, son Benie b. Apr 1903. David Leonard 8 Dec 2001


There is a family story of Ernestine Draves Wiess Tessman being approached and harassed by the Indians that burnt New Ulm in 1862. I have been a sceptic of this story for the last few years. I don't know if she was married at the time, living in New Ulm or in the country. She was born in Germany 1844ish immigrated at 16 years old. So possible? She is my Great-Great Grandmother. Divorced Ferdinand Wiess, Married David Tessman my Great-Great Grandfather. They are the ancestors of the Tews Family living south of Springfield in Stately Twp. Thanks. Robert Schumacher 20 Oct 2013


I am researching my grandmother Bertha Arnstina TEWS. She married grampa Thore RONNING 16 Aug, 1925 in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. Bertha had a brother, Aaron and 2 sisters Elsie and Mary. Her father was William Fred TEWS and her mother was Anna (FOGELSON). Bertha was born in Skyberg, MN on Aug. 6, 1896. Skyberg doesn't exist any longer. It was located on the southern edge of Goodhue County. I don't know any thing else, except to say that she was German. I don't know if she wound up in Sleepy Eye alone, or if maybe her whole family had moved. Any leads would be appreciated. Thank you. Todd Ronning 26 Aug 2000


Looking for family members of my grandmother. Maiden name was May Genette THOMPSON. Found an old obit of my grandmother's that shows a Keith THOMPSON from Comfrey, Minnesota was at the funeral. William G. Bundy 17 Oct 1999


My Great grandfather RUDOPLH THOMPSON, He was the first husband to TILDA J OREN. They had 5 children: Hazel, Kenneth, Russell, James and Clarence. I have little to... no info on him as he died around the age of 35 from pneumonia while working the the railroad. (That's it... that's all I know). I am the daughter of George Schmiesing (Hanska) and Karen Rae Knuston (New Ulm). Any help would be great. Thank you. Shellie Schmiesing Guenther 13 Sept 2004


We have a Phillip TOMAR, born Ludenberg, (Luxenberg) who appears in 1870 census in Leavenworth, Brown Co. TOMAR, Phillip, 35; TOMAR, Adelaide, 21,wife, brn PA; TOMAR, Mary, 12 brn. MN; TOMAR, Anna, 8, brn MN.
We believe that this Anna was born in Mankato in 1862 to Phillip and ? 1860 Census Blue Earth, Lime Two, lists a Phillip TONNOR, age 26, Carpenter, br. Luxenburg, with wife Ragen Tonner, age 27, brn. Luxenberg, but no child listed.
A Geo. TONNAR, is listed in Blue Earth vet. of Civil War. and listed under Co. L. BERDAN's USSS as well as 2nd Minn. SS. His obit. is on Wisc. web site from 1881. It states family came to Makato in 1855, and parents died there later on. Researcher for 1st Minn. SS is certain Geo. surname is TAMER.
An Anna TONNAR, brn Mankato abt 1863 m. Orrin L. BARNES there. Here death certif, indicates father Phillip of Germany and Mother Un.
It is possible Phillip and George are related to one family from Germany. That Anna is Phillips dau. and the family surname is TOMAR. If any one has any information on Phillip of Leavenworth, input will be sincerely appreciated. Eugene V. Barnes, Costa Mesa, CA 4 Oct 2002


Joseph was from Wurtemberg, Germany and was supposedl a founder of New Ulm. Owned a butcher shop in New Ulm. Wife was Mary E. Carroll, They were married 5 Mar 1864. Children: Ella Trautman; Joseph Trautman; Evelyn Trautman - married John Schultz; Harry Trautman; Raymond Byron Trautman; Ora Trautman. Harry Trautman had a farm near Comfrey. He married Denah Meyer and had a son Percy Trautman. Would appreciate any input. Thank you. Paul TrautmanSun 2 Sept 2007


Looking for information on John & Mary A. TRAVIS. They were in the 1860 Brown Co., MN census with their children Alice, Christiana, James, Lavinia, Mary O. & John F. They were in the 1870 census in Watonwan Co., MN. John TRAVIS is in the 1880 Watonwan Co. census with Roland & Lavinia RICHARDSON. Any help is appreciated. Liz Hazer-Prohaska Sun Mar 9 1997


I am looking for information on the parents, grandparents, of Fred and Annie (SCHNEIDER) TREBESCH. They left Minnesota and eventually homesteaded in Montana around 1909/1910. I believe Annie was born in 1876. They were probably from the New Ulm or Sleepy Eye area. They had 7 children. Oscar, Veronica, Chris, Lorena, Erwin, Laurence, Lloyd. Fred is my great-grandfather. Veronica is my grandmother. I have a picture of Annie's father (a SCHNEIDER) but no name. The trail ends at Fred and Annie and I am just trying to work my way up the family tree. Any info would be appreciated. Have a good one. Thanks. Michael Darcy 1 Dec 2002


I am just starting to search the surname TRUDE in Brown Co. My great-grandmother's sister, Ida Pauline Nordblom (b. 1893 in Wisconsin), married a C.H. TRUDE and was living in Comfrey, MN at the time of my great-grandmother's death in 1943. I'm seeking further information on both of them as well as any descendants. Alan Furchtenicht 10 March 1999


I am trying to locate the birth records for a Mary Katheine UNZEN born 2-14-1879 in Springfield, Minn. parents are Joe UNZEN and Elizebeth MORRIS no other information is avaible to me at this time on them. Katherine Unzen married a Kafrouth Rodney Heiss in Miles City,(Custer Co.) Montana in Aug 1898. She died in Miles City on June 20, 1973 and is buried in Miles City. Wish to contact anyone with further info. Thanks! Darlene-Louise Buchanan 03 Feb 1999


Please, I would like to get info on the Peter and Anna (HAYENGA) VANDERWERF family. Please email me at; Br Conrad Irrgang Thanks! 22 Sep 2003

WAGNER,Michael J.

I am searching for Michael J. WAGNER b.1878 in Ozaukee Co. Wisconsin, d. 11-24-1942 in Brown Co., Minnesota. He married Rose BECKER b. 2-8-1882, d.9-28-1975 in Springfield, Brown Co., Minnesota. There is a Michael J. WAGNER on the 1910 Brown Co. Census. I need his parents and their dates. Thank you. Tina Sutton Wagner Thanks! 22 Sep 2003


The following are said to be buried in New Ulm Catholic Cemetery, New Ulm, Brown County, Minnesota: Martha Virginia Elizabeth "Jenny' (nee STEEN) WALTER (b 17 Aug 1856 Missouri - d 16 May 1944 New Ulm, MN); (son) Hubert "Hugh" Hays WALTER (b 11 Feb 1878 Cass Co., IA - 21 Oct 1959 New Ulm, MN); (w/o Hubert) Doris E.(nee SMITH) WALTER (b __ ___ 1878 in ? - d __ __ 1964 in ?). Seek any additional info re the above and info any addit surname WALTER burials in the cemetery. Thanks. Otis Slusher 21 Dec 2005


Catherine Warter, born July 21, 1867, came from Germany with parents when she was one year old. She married Thomas Schilling, born July 2, 1868, in Pennsylvania. They had ten children names and birth dates known. They lived in or near Springfield. I could not locate them in the US 1900 census, but one daughter Anna was born there in 1897. Q. Where did Thomas come from in Pennsylvania? Q. Who were the parents of Catherine Warter and where in Germany did they come from? Jay Brentjes 29 Nov 1998


Searching for descendants of John WEBER (1837-1912) and Mary STOCK (1841-1902) of Redwood County. There should be many in the Springfield and New Ulm area. Luise Weber Snell 9 May 1999


My G-G-Grandfather, Dr. JACOB W.B. WELLCOME SR. born 1825 in Maine died April 9, 1906 in Brown County, MN married ABIGAIL STARBIRD and had children: CHARLES, MARY ELLA, ARTHUR, EUGENE HERBERT ( my g-grandfather ) and FRANK WELLCOME. JACOB and ABIGAIL divorced and he married again in 1857 to SARAH HOUSER. DR. JACOB WELLCOME and wife lived in Sleepeye, MN where they raised their family. The children were: IDA MAY, LLEWELLYN, FLORADO, HANRY, and DR. JACOB WELLCOME JR. My grandfather had a large practice around Brown and Blue Earth Counties in Minnesota before he retired. Any information would be greatly appreicated. Thank you ! Dottie Crawford 12 Feb 2000


WEINLICK - Mrs. Joseph - living in or near Springfield, Minn in April 1910, first name may be Anna, Christina, or Catharina - Born Talheim, Germany to Christian IRION (1820-1872) and Ursula STOCKER (1820-1911) about 1860-1866. Date of immigration unknown. She had brothers - Johannes/John, Matthias/Mathew, Rudolph, Jacob and Christian; sisters - Maria, Anna Barbara, Anna, Christina, Catharina. Parents and siblings - Maria, A. Barbara and Rudolph still in Germany in 1910. Seeking first name of Mrs. Joseph, and any descendants. K.R. Schafer 5 May 2001


Looking for information about Andrew WEISNER and his wife Margaret. Came to Minnesota from Czechoslovakia. Lived in Sleepy Eye, Brown, MN from 1900 until 1935/38. Child Marie/Mary Weisner at fifteen years married Joseph Burtzel. She died 1938,Tintah,Traverse,MN Thanks Carol Kesch 4 Mar 2000


My grandfather, Fred Wellner, came with his brothers and sister to the Springfield-Comfrey area, and was one of the founders of the Stately township lutheran church. Sandra Perez 28 April 2009


I am looking for info re Wilhelm WENDLAND, born Sarbka, Budsin, Posen, about 1840, or any WENDLANDs who moved to Mn then to Washington Co., TX. Ron Braun October 28, 2002


I am researching my mother's side of the family. Her mother, my grandmother, was born Otilia Kathryn WERSAL on 2/21/1902 in Sleepy Eye, Brown County, Minnesota. She was the first born of seven children, all of whom I believe were also born in Sleepy Eye. Her siblings are: Joseph born June 08, 1907; Walt; Mary born February 09, 1903; Gladys; Roy born October 25, 1915; and a baby that died at birth. Their parents are: Joseph WERSAL, born 12/26/1878, some place in Austria and Estelle Adelaide (maiden surname SELLNER), born 1878. From what information I do have, it is believed the family then moved somewhere around 1917 for Montana. It may be possible that my great grandfather Joseph Wersal had brothers who also may have lived in Sleepy Eye or very near there during this same time frame. Then again, maybe his parents were living there too. I did come across a Johann WERSAL from Klosterhumora, Austria, at the Ellis Island genealogy site, who was 33 years old at that time and had come to America on 7/23/1910. Since there is about a year or more difference in the ages between my great grandfather Joseph WERSAL, is it possible that Johann may be an older brother? Joseph had at least two brothers, George and John. (No further information, just the names) There may have been sisters, but I don't know of any. Thank You, Donald Nelson 30 April 2005


I am searching for the pre-Civil War residence of Frederick WIELAND (may be spelled Frederic). His Civil War papers list him as from New Ulm, Brown County. He mustered in on 4/OCT/1861 and mustered out on 17/DEC/1864. His age is listed as 31 so he would have been born about 1831. His sister, Sophia Wieland, was my ggggrandmother. We know he was born in Wurttemberg, Germany, but we're trying to locate his pre-Civil War residence. Any information on him would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Cindy Jensen 13 Jun 1999


Hello-I am trying to find information on my grandmother, Evelyn Lucille WILKE. My mother knows she was born in Brown County on Feb 03, around 1913 and her mother's name was Nellie. She married Clarence Clinton SCHLUETER Sept 04, 1935 and they moved to Kandyohi County.My father's name is Dennis Clinton SCHLUETER, born on Aug 09, 1941 and my mother's name is Mary Elizabeth SCHLUETER (JOHNSON). I want to start a family tree to pass on to my children so any information would be very helpful. If you have any information, please send me an email at; MELVIN SALAIZ 20 May 2001

WILKE, Nellie and Gus?

Hi-I am searching for Nellie and Gus? WILKE. They are my great-grandparents. My grandmother, Evelyn was born in Brown County 3 Feb 1913. Any information would be greatly appreciated. 24 Oct 2001


Seeking information on Wilkinson Family in Brown County, Sleepy Eye, MN after 1905. Grandfather Henry "Roy" Wilkinson born 11/8/1905 came from Sleepy Eye to Nebraska. Have no Wilkinson family history/info beyond this. Mike Wilkinson 24 Apr 1997


James WILLIAMS b ca1826 NY? m Rebecca CORDILL McCOURTNEY/ McCORTNEY. They had one child James Edward b 7 Dec 1870 Albin Twp, Brown Co, MN. He died or they divorced. Any information on James would be appreciated Sue Rogge 8 May 1997


Looking for any info on Fred WILLMAN. He was one of the first white man at Deer River. Saralan Mckinney 4 Feb 2002

WITT, Carl

I have information on the Carl Witt Family. Mrs. Witt was killed on the first day of the Indian Uprising in Birch Coule in 1862. One surviving son, my Great-Grandfather, Joseph Witt, later setteled in New Ulm and raised 8 children there. Mary Lou Erickson 24 Aug 2007


I am looking for information on Eleanor CLARK WOHLRABE or her descendants, I am descended from the CLARK family also. My great great grandfather and Eleanor's great grandfather was John Clark of Brookville, Jefferson Co., Pennsylvania. John Clark died in 1919. The only information I have on Eleanor, is that she was married to a Dr.Wohlrabe and she lived in Springfield, Minnesota. Barbara C. Keough


Alonzo Davis Wood. Alonzo married Emulet Brown in Hermon, St.Lawrence Co., NY in 1866, some time after that they moved "west." Alonzo's Civil War record says he lived in Brown Co. in 1878, but then there is an implied "abt." Alonzo's pension record names Frances Hamlin, several Wheelers and I know his wife had a brother named Gilbert Brown. I find a Francis Hamlin, a number of Wheelers, and a Gilbert Brown in Home, Brown Co., MN but no Wood. Is there a resource that lists people on the off census years for Brown Co? Jeanne Hibler Wed Feb 19 1997 16:25:23


Peter WRIGHT b. 1821 Burlington, Chittendon, VT d. 1899 Sleepy Eye, MN m. Mary b. 1825 d. 1899 Their daughter Mary Jane Wright Jun 1847-1890. m. Felix LABOUNTY I know very little about Peter and his wife. Thier daughter lived near Charles City, IA. I believe they were Catholic? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Kirk Klassen 29 Mar 1997


Looking for a John Wurscher. Homesteaded around the Springfield Area in 1862, interested in making contacts with anyone with information. Donald L. Wurscher, 181 Crest Loop, Gassville, AR 72635-8022 9 Jan 1999


Researching my Ziegenhagen grandparent ancestors and descendants. The family consisted of FRIEDRICH & JOHANNE (Stabenow) ZIEGENHAGEN and their 10 children: Gustav, Auguste, Bertha, Hania, Emma, Wilhelm, Wilhelmina, Carl, Albert and Ida. They immigrated about 1868 to Eden Twp., Brown Co., MN. Would like to share info with anyone interested in this family. I am also researching the Dittbenners, Fenskes and Fischers of Brown Co. Dean Christensen 7 Aug 1998


New Ulm area.Looking for decendants of Florence Zupfer's 2 brothers. Mother was Wyandotte Indian. Jacqueline Jung 02 Apr 1999

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