Wendy Terrell ([email protected]) Mon Apr 19 15:49:16 1999
Looking for information on two family lines: GERARD & CARSON. Albert GERARD married Ada COUTURE. William CARSON married Nelida Couture. Both lived in Vermillion, Clay Co,SD.

Gloria Lund ([email protected]) Mon Apr 19 15:54:27 1999
I am looking for information on the family of Marie NELSON(NIELSON)LUND. She immigrated to the Viborg area with her Mother, and siblings, Christian,Lars, Annie, and Mads in 1869-1870 from Denmark. Father Nelson may have been with them but not sure.The mother later married a Johnson(?).There was another daughter that came earlier by the name of Ellen (Hendrickson). We know that Marie's mother is buried some where around the Viborg area. Marie married Mathias Peter Matsen LUND, 10 May 1875 in the Viborg area. Peter had two children by a former marriage, by the name of Augusta(Johanne Augosta Christine LUND, born 16, July 1867, Denmark; and Anne(Anne Petrine LUND) born 13 Sept. 1865. Augusta married Soren PETERSON. They were living in Meckling at the time of Soren's death. I would like to make contact with any of the family of the preceding

Inez Jackson ([email protected]) Mon Apr 19 15:57:36 1999
I am hoping to find someone who might be doing some research on the surname of MCDOWELL. I have a David and Lucy MCDOWELL who I am trying to research. I know that Lucy McDOWELL was living in Vermillion, Clay County, in 1933. Would love to contact anyone who might be working on this surname.

Delbert Newman ([email protected]) Mon Apr 19 16:01:12 1999
Acording to a entry in my father's bible my grandfather, Olaf Olsson NYMAN, settled in Clay county in Sept 1860 in a Dahloburg parish (possibly Dalesberg). His wifes name was Leyyle NYMAN. Would like any information that is related.

Shannon ([email protected]) Mon Apr 19 16:05:52 1999
Benjamin BARTON~Mary STANLEY had a son Barney Benj. b. Jan. 22 1830 in Mass. Mary b. 1835 in VT Benjamin b. 1863 IA I found them in the Clay County 1870 Census.1850 Census in IOWA. Benj. BARTON parents were ELDAD BARTON and ? (she was from California)Please E Mail Me with any info.

Carol Davidson ([email protected]) Mon Apr 19 16:08:26 1999
Looking for information on Albert F. BOLLMAN (1862-1900+) and Myrtle M.JENNESS BOLLMAN (1877-1920+) who lived in Pleasant Valley, Clay Co., SD in 1900. Need information on their ancestry and their children:Viva V.,Cleworth Edwin, Laura A., Almond J., Harold V. 

Charles Peterson ([email protected]) Mon Apr 19 16:11:47 1999
I am trying to locate information on my Great Grandfather, Charles E. PETERSON, born in Sweden, date unknown and Louise PAULSON, born in Denmark, date unknown. They were married in Minneapolis, MN on May 5, 1903. Charles and Louise settled in Clay County vicinity Westerville/Vermillion following their marriage. Had one son, Charles Eldon Peterson, born in Westerville in July 1904. The elder Charles Peterson may have died around 1909/1915.

Kirby Ross ([email protected]) Tue Apr 6 17:21:19 1999
CALVIN SMITH KILLED BY INDIANS in 1869, possibly Clay County, after raping an Indian girl. His personal effects were sent home to Missouri from "Decota Territory" via "Sue City." Any information regarding this incident, or suggestions on how to track it down would be greatly appreciated.

Charles Johnson   Mon, 12/7/98  I am looking for record of any of the following: James JOHNSON and two of his sons James Clinton JOHNSON (my great grandfather) and Jay Bliss JOHNSON settled in Clay in 1886 or 1887. The two boys married twin sisters - Nellie (my great grandmother) and Cora Belle MILLER in Clay County. My grandfather Calvin Clinton JOHNSON was born in Wakonda, SD. Supposedly, so were his siblings Ralph, Bernice and Mark. My grandfather always said that he taught school in Wakonda, at one time.

Tim Mjoen Mon Feb 16 00:41:03 1998 Seeking Charles LUNDAL and his wife Mari Ingebrigtsdatter VIKEN born 6 June 1877 in Oppdal, Norway. They lived at Wakonda, South Dakota. Clay County. Possible descendant: Mandius LUNDAL born 15 Oct 1904.

Dale C Hendricks Sun Sep 28 19:11:13 I am looking for John HENDRICKS, dob unknown in PA, dod 6 Mar 1911, Clay County. Married Sarah A. SHEELIE (SHEELY). 1870 Census, Clay Co, SD shows 3 children: Mahlon 13, Henry M 10, and Ruhama 7. John HENDRICKS homestead papers dated 10 July 1873. MahlonHENDRICKS married Elizabeth Ester Clay Co, SD. Ruhama HENDRICKS married Henry Ester, date unknown, place unknown. I am searching for any information on this HENDRICKS family - John was my great-grandfather.

J. Bright Sun Sep 28 19:10:49 1997 Am looking for information on: Gar(r)y CULVER b say 1850-1860 m Jennie Lind HART. Their son, Gary Lyman CULVER b Nov 2 1890 Vermillion,SD. Thanks Julie

Dale HENDRICKS Sun Sep 21 14:09:09 1997
I am searching for descendents of John Zachariah ESTER, b 24 Jun 1824; d 28 Nov 8171 or 1891 in Clay Co, SD. His wife was Mary Elizabeth HOOVER, b Feb 1826; d Dec 1913 in Clay County, SD. I would like information about the HOOVER family, who came from Germany. One son of Zachariah, Henry ESTER, b Jun 1858, married my great aunt, Ruhannah HENDRICKS. I would like information about that family.

Dale HENDRICKS Sun Sep 21 14:22:32 1997
I am searching for descendents of Nathaniel CURTIS and wife Mary FURLONG CURTIS. Nathaniel and two brothers came to Union Co, SD in the 1860s. He served two terms in the Dakota Territory Legislature. Later, he and brother Keeler CURTIS went to Spokane, Washington where he had a fatal heart attack. Nathaniel and Mary CURTIS' children were Charles E, Will and Jenny. Jenny and Elsworth PADDOCK had a daughter named Veta PADDOCK. I would like information on this family.

Virginia Taylor Tue Sep 16 09:45:51 1997
TURNER COUNTY FRIMAN, john randolph Born Oct. 19, 1871 married Jenniie May Day- Jan. 14, 1891 in Adams County, Iowa worked in Carbon and Nodaway, Iowa vicinity belonged to Oddfellow Lodge Methodist John and Jennie's son Eldo Omer Friman was my grandfather, I am trying to trace his family. Friman, eldo omer Born March 6, 1901-Adams County, Iowa to John and Jennie Friman Married Gladys Irene Benson-March 4, 1922 I am interested in any brothers/sisters grandfather (Eldo) had, where they were born, death date, marriage date, children, I already have the Benson Family History and I list of all 15 children of Eldo and Gladys. Could you tell me orgin of the name FRIMAN?

J. Weed Mon Sep 1 13:45:33 1997
I am looking for information as to the burial site of my great-grandparents John H. WEED b.1829/30 d.Oct 1912 and Sarah Weed b. abt1833 d.1896/1900. John's place of burial is stated to be Bluff View Cemetery, Vermillion, SD. Undertaker at that time believed to be JC. Elmore. Sarah is probably burried there too. I would like to know the location/address/ etc to contact the Bluff View Cemetery.

Joan Antal Wed Aug 20 20:38:14 1997
Looking for information on Andrew HOOVER and wife Frances (Fanny) who were in Vermillion, Clay County in 1870; children were James, Ann, Mary, Andrew, Frances and Lucinda. Andrew and Frances HOOVER were originally from Exeter Twp., Luzerne County, PA. From there they went to Illinois, Dekalb County, Indiana and then to South Dakota.

Robert Wood Fri Aug 15 11:56:13 1997
I saw this trunk in an antique store in Jackson, California. On the lid Is carved: Mrs. Olaf Chritsen Dakota greenfield Verrmillion Amerika North Amerika Can anyone shed any light on this grand old trunk that I'm sure would be a treasure to some living relative. Is greenfield a place? ...A street? ...an estate? Robert Wood

Bob Hardin Sun Apr 13 11:38:33 1997
I'd like to exchange information on the following surnames that came to Yankton and Clay counties, SD, from Franklin and Licking counties, Ohio: HARDIN, ALBERY, ROSS, HILLS I have also the surnames, LAWRENCE, BRANCH, in SD, who first homesteaded in Minnesota from Vermont and New York, in the 1860's before homesteading in SD.

Jim Erickson Tue Apr 1 16:07:15 1997
Looking for information on the Henning Hansen Family of Norway Township, Clay Co. He was born in Myols Denmark, came to America 1877 from Denmark. He was married to Martina Marie Christensen of Varde,Denmark who came to the USA in 1881.They were married in 1883.

carol Tramp Tue Mar 11 06:15:22 1997
Searching for information for Anna Thorton Lewis Gregg (Mrs. Matthew) Gregg. Born Feb, 1822, married 1836 in clay co. Missouri. In 1840 lived in clinton Co. Iowa. Matthew is buried under the name of samuel according to WPA records in Sloan Iowa cemetery. Anna relocated to rural Vermillion. She is buried in Bergen Lutheran Cemetery rural Vermillion. Died Sept. 1903. No obituaries are available. My Great grandfather Samuel Grant Gregg was a native of Clay and Yankton Co. SD, and Cedar Co. NEbraska all of his life. They also had a daughter, Estelle Boyles who died in Pierre, SD.

Keith Jones Fri Mar 7 07:22:25 1997
I'm trying to trace my greatgrandfather and g.g.mother who were married in South Dakota (Dakota Territory) in about the late 1860's. Their names were Samuel Foulkes Jones and Tillie Thomas. Their son, Charles Bentley Jones was born on June 4, 1875, either in the Black Hills or at Vermillion. I would be grateful for any information on Samuel and Tillie's place and date of marriage, and Charles' place of birth. Tillie died in about 1879 in South Dakota (unknown county).Samuel may have been in the 7th Cavalry in 1876 at the Relief of Colonel Custer.

LOE, Ronald Fri Jan 31 16:10:32 1997
LOE, Naomi L. Born in Irene SD 1917-Mar 21. Seeking information on Naomi and her brother Robert B. Loe born 1911. Also seeking info on her parents Ole and Stella Loe. I believe all or some moved to Rapid City SD in the early 1930's. Ole and Stella may have been divorced, separated or she may have died in the early 1930's. I need birth , death, marriage, divorce and any other records that can be found. I hope someone can help or steer me in the right direction. Thanks R. Loe E-mail [email protected]

Charlene Barnhart Sun Jan 26 08:37:59 1997
Need help in locating some information on a Judge Jacob Smith of Yankton, S.D. He lived well into the 1900's, It is possible that he also had a brother, "Dick", probably not his read name, who also was a Judge in Yankton. Can anyone help me with such information. Jacob was born in Delaware Co. Iowa c. 1860, s/o Amos and Mary Ann Smith. Think he even died in Yankto. One of their wives names was Alberta.

Ann Kunkle-Jones Thu Jan 16 13:28:19 1997
I am looking for any information that can confirm that my great grandfather, Adam KUNKLE or KUNKEL died or is buried in or around Vermillion, S.D. He was born October 1, 1882; married September 11, 1909 to Emma Urella Harsh and died between 1935 and 1950. He could have been in a state/county hospital at the time of his death.

Robert L. Erickson Sun Jan 12 06:07:12 1997
seeking information about two Clay County families (Norway Township residents): Lambert and Drusilla WOLD; Jens and Anna ERICKSON.

Arlan Maguire Sun Dec 15 21:44:35 1996
My Great Grandfather, Peter Ingebrigtson/Englebretson was born about 1840, I'd like to find out where and learn all that I can about his ancestors. He married Anna Lee, c.1860-80(one source says her maiden name may have been Amundson, I believe it was Lee)Anna was born Nov.1,1840 Again I would like to find out where and who her ancestors are. They had 4 children, all born in Clay county: Edward Ingebrigtson b.c.1884 m.Jennie Novig 19 Jul 1914 d. 19 May 1963 Yankton Sd. Clara Ingebrigtson(my grandmother)b.20 Jan.1885 m.John Magnussen 27 Jan. Clay Co. d.15 Jul 1958 Mn. Sara Ingebrigtson b.c.1886 m. ? Lambertson Emma Ingebrigtson b.1 Apr.1888 Clay Co. m.John Slotsveen 11 Nov. 1915, d. 12 Dec. 1961 Voltaire ND Any information would be appreciated Would also like any information on Clara's husband John Magnussen.

Jan Walker Wed Oct 30 17:37:01 1996
I am researching Chloe EDWARDS (maiden name unknown)1824or32-1903 She lived in SD from 1874 to 1903. Her children were: JOHN 1846-?, ELVIRA 1848-?,SAMUEL MUNSON 1940-1892,LUCINDA 1849-?, FLOYD 1852-1856, CHARLES EDWIN 1856-?, SARAH J. 1857-1867, OWEN FRANCIS 1859- 1939, FRANK 1862-?.

Gail Hellauer Sat Sep 7 18:21:03 1996
Looking for any information on my greatgrandfather, Horace GUNDERSON, born circa 1865 in Vermillion, Clay Co, Dakota Terr. His parents are Hans and Isabel LEE Gunderson.

Donald A. Nelson Jr. Thu Aug 22 18:52:26 1996
Seeking information on the family of Russel Jonathon DRAFAHL b. 7 Apr 1891 in Charter Oak, Crawford Co., IA; m. 4 Oct 1916 in Vermillion, Clay Co, SD; d. 29 Oct 1949 Vermillion, SD; bur. Bluffview Cemetery, Vermillion. His wife was Edna Flora FRENCH b. 9 Mar 1899 in Burbank, Clay Co, SD; d. 3 Jan 1962 in Carrington, ND; bur. Bluffview Cemetery, Vermillion. These folks are my maternal grandparents and I am desirous in obtaining information on their ancestry with specific empahsis on obtaining copies of source material, family histories, anecdotes, land records, birth and death records, school records, etc., in order to develope an expanded history of the associated families. In essence, just about anything would be helpful.

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W. K. Anderson ([email protected]) Mon Apr 19 18:20:53 1999
I seek for family history data swap descendants of Peter and Hannah (nee Johnson) ANDERSON. Pete was a brother of my g grandfather, John M. Anderson. There may be some of Pete's descendants living in Clay Co. Pete had 6 children: 1) ANDERSON, Oscar C., 1886-1971, m to MAROUSEK, Mary, 1889-1966, both buried Carlson Cemetery, Viborg SD. Children: ANDERSON, Ernest, living in Chamberlain SD ca 1966, m to USHER, Isabel. ANDERSON, Opal, living in Viborg ca 1989, m to DOERING, Jesse J., 1922- 1989 buried at Carlson Cemetery, Viborg. Children: DOERING, Alvin, living in Viborg ca 1989, m to BEREGMAN, Mary. DOERING, Dennis, living in Viborg ca 1989, m to HUBER, Nancy. ANDERSON, Ione, m to Van Osdel, Merle F. Living in Sioux City ca 1966. 2) ANDERSON, Arthur, m to CHRISTOPHERSON, Hannah. Living in Viborg ca 1935, both d before ca 1976. 3) ANDERSON, Tillie, m to RIGGS, Claude, d before ca 1976. 4) ANDERSON, Ida, m to ERICKSON, Sanford. Ida living ca Apr 1958 in Viborg, both d before ca 1976. 5) ANDERSON, Emily, m to STRUNK, Henry. Both living ca Apr 1958 in Irene SD. Children: STRUNK, Duane. Children: STRUNK, Dawn, William, and Ray. Living ca 1989 in Viborg? 6) ANDERSON, Emma, m to NESS, Elmer. Both living ca 1931 in Irene, 1935 in Utica, Yankton Co. Elmer d before ca 1976.

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Jeanne Kelleher ([email protected]) Wed Apr 21 18:46:54 1999
CRONIN,John and family. Recently discovered this family member in Wakonda. The only information I have is from your site..1870 census lists him as farmer and 45 years of age. I know he was still living in Wakonda in 1901. family members in 1870 census are wife Margaret age 40 sons Barthlomew 21 John A 14. He is also listed in your 1887 land records. Interested in obits for (nbr 1 John) but any other family members also. He was probably Catholic.

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Howard Youngberg ([email protected]) Sat May 1 20:05:33 1999
I would like to find information on the locations of Nils and Clara LJUNGBERG'S(YOUNGBERG) four children's burial sites. They died in Komstad S.D. during the fall of 1885 of diptheria. The children are Carl Joshua - died Oct.12th Joseph Albert - died, Oct. 15th Esther Cecelia - died, Oct. 21st Emil Theodore - died, Nov. 7th The family lived for many years on part of the homestead of Karin HAMMERQUIST. She deeded the land to her daughter, Clara LJUNGBERG.

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Mary ([email protected]) Sat May 8 20:29:40 1999
Travis STEWART (about 1876-?) m.to Sarah? Twin sons Ray "Dutch" STEWART and Roy Elmer STEWART (1896-1963) and possibly a daughter. Resided in/near Vermillion,Clay Co. SD. Both sons Ray and Roy went to WWI from Clay Co. SD. Roy was raised away from family home. Roy Elmer STEWART is my grandfather. Any information?

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Mary ([email protected]) Sat May 8 20:37:50 1999
KEPHART, Clyde B. m. Grace Ella Mabel Kelley (abt.1875-1958. Children: Ronald Jordan (1900-1982), Donal Kephart, Kermit Kephart(1905-1978), Maurine KEPHART Seeman, Maxine KEPHART Christiansen,and John Dale KEPHART. I need information about Clyde KEPHART's parents and siblings. He is my G.Grandfather.

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Anna-Lena Hultman ([email protected]) Thu May 13 22:46:02 1999
WESTBERG Looking for descendants of John P. Westberg born Aug. 16, 1844 in Lena parish, Alvsborg Co., Sweden. In Sweden he was known as Janne Petersson. He emigrated to America on April 27, 1869 from the farm Skakeltorp Vestergarden, Lena parish, Sweden. Last known address was John P. Westlund, Clay Co., South Dakota, North America. His sister Carolina Petersdotter born Nov. 10, 1850 in Lena parish, Sweden emigrated to America in 1872. Any information about John P. Westlund or his sister Carolina Petersdotter would be very much appreciated. Thanks!

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Anna-Lena Hultman ([email protected]) Thu May 13 22:48:25 1999
WESTLUND Looking for descendants of John P. Westlund born Aug. 16, 1844 in Lena parish, Alvsborg Co., Sweden. In Sweden he was known as Janne Petersson. He emigrated to America on April 27, 1869 from the farm Skakeltorp Vestergarden, Lena parish, Sweden. Last known address was John P. Westlund, Clay Co., South Dakota, North America. His sister Carolina Petersdotter born Nov. 10, 1850 in Lena parish, Sweden emigrated to America in 1872. Any information about John P. Westlund or his sister Carolina Petersdotter would be very much appreciated. Thanks!

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Leona Kryger ([email protected]) Fri May 14 09:05:26 1999
birth and death records for Iver Hanson, Clay County

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Thomas Kracke ([email protected]) Wed May 19 15:47:48 1999
Seeking information on a Professor BROWNING that was a faculty member at the University of South Dakota,in Clay County, in the early 1900's. His wife's maiden name was Kracke and she was from Iowa. I sent a request to the university and they could not obtain the information.

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Jolene Swezey ([email protected]) Thu May 20 10:57:18 1999
I am searching for information on Dr Frank A. SWEZEY b. Feb. 19, 1871 and in particular his wife. Dr. graduated from Rush Medical College of Chicago and moved with his wife in 1894 to Wakonda, Clay County to be the town physican. Their son Lewis was born in 1901 and by 1905 he was remarried to Miss Antionia Huelsman. When and how did his first wife die and family history states there was another son, died in infancy. Any information on these two.

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Lana Summerlin ([email protected]) Tue Jun 1 22:38:44 1999
I am looking for information on my ggrandparents. Julia and Elling HANSON.Julia was b.Julia ANDERSON in 10/29/1856 in LaCrosse,Wis. She came to Vermillion with she parents at age 4.I think her father was Lewis ANDERSON and her mother Anna She married Elling HANSON abt.1872. Julia d.abt. 10/29/1936 and Elling HANSON died 11/18/1926 both in Vermillion.I would like all of their obt.if possible.

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Inez Jackson ([email protected]) Tue Jun 8 20:43:54 1999
McDOWELL David and Lucy were living in Vermillion Clay County in 1933. Would appreciate hearing from anyone who might have some information on this family. Thanking you in advance Inez

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Lana Summerlin ([email protected]) Wed Jun 9 12:27:54 1999
Looking for any information on my grandfather Robert Calvin GILBAUGH. He married my grandmother Anna HANSON,first husband MANN. in Vermillion, Clay Co.abt.1910.They had 4 daughters.Twin's (Fern and Frances)and Evelyn and my mother Florence.He had been married before and had children form his first wife.

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Lana Summerlin ([email protected]) Wed Jun 9 12:29:14 1999
Looking for any information on my grandfather Robert Calvin GILBAUGH. He married my grandmother Anna HANSON,first husband MANN. in Vermillion, Clay Co.abt.1910.They had 4 daughters.Twin's (Fern and Frances)and Evelyn and my mother Florence.He had been married before and had children from his first wife.

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richard a randolph ([email protected]) Thu Jun 17 11:35:42 1999
john b.RANDOLPH located in Vermillion SD sometime after the Civil War (1865) The only information I have is this ---- Co G - 12th Missouri infantry - enlisted 9/1 1861 mustered out 1/8/1865. This is the last location I have. I know it is not much info but--

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richard a randolph ([email protected]) Thu Jun 17 11:47:46 1999
john b RANDOLPH located in Vermillion, Clay County sometime after the Civil War. He enlisted in Company G - 12th Missouri Infantry - 1/1/1861 and was mustered out 1/8/1865. This is all the information I have. I know it isn;t much but --

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Sue Nicholes ([email protected]) Sun Jun 27 18:49:12 1999
I am looking for any information on James RYAN and Margaret WAGNER RYAN. They farmed near Waukton from mid 1870's to early 1900's. They had at least 10 children Margaret (Sr. Mary Cleopha) Irene (Sister Mary Ingatus), Sister Mary Placida, Frances, James, William, Michael, John Lawrence, and Dennis LeRoy were very young when they moved to Cherokee, Iowa.

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Glenn M. Vaught ([email protected]) Sat Jul 3 13:22:32 1999
I am researching my wifes Grand Parents born in Norway 1856 and 1857. Jacob Mortvedt and Inger Marie Mortvedt farmed in SD They had 9 Children: Halvor, Greta Emelia, Ragnilda Martha, Sievert Olai,Clara Ovedie, John Emil, Caroline (Katie), Minerva (Minnie) and Gertrude, Gertrude is my wifes mother.Born Oct 4th 1900. She married Edgar Orin Erickson and lived in Watertown.I would appreciate any info.

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Sue Nicholes () Sat Jul 3 21:25:09 1999
James RYAN and Margaret WAGNER had eleven children between 1877 - 1898. James and Margaret came from Iowa. Moved to Cherokee Iowa in 1899. Children we all born in Wakonda.

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Robert Meek ([email protected]) Thu Jul 8 13:13:31 1999
CHRISTENSEN and JOHNSON. I'm looking for information on the following family: Jargen CHRISTENSEN who immigrated to South Dakota from Denmark in 1873. His son was Peter M. JOHNSON (1859-1942) who changed his name after a family dispute. Peter M. Johnson lived in Vermillion and had four children, Chester(1888-1958), Archibald (1891-1974 my grandfather), Clarence(1893- 1920), and Wallace(1894-1920). Peter M. family moved to North Dakota and eventually California. Chester JOHNSON married Grace DAWSON and worked at a car dealership in Vermillion they had one son Peter WM. JOHNSON in 1923. Any info on this family in Vermillion would be appreciated. Is Peter WM. Johnson still living?

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DOTTE SCHNEIDER ([email protected]) Mon Jul 12 17:50:35 1999
Seeking any information in regard to GEORGE F. SMITH. He was probably born before circa 1880, and may have died in Clay County. If so, would like to know his date of death and location of his burial site - as well as any other information about him or his wife, MARY ("BIRDIE")WALLACE SMITH. After the death of her husband, Birdie (later called Bertha)eventually married married again - this time to ELLSWORTH THORPE. They removed to Washington State in the early 1900s. Any information about that marriage would be most valuable to our family history records. Many thanks for your kind assistance! Best regards,

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Gayla Kittendorf ([email protected]) Sun Jul 18 21:00:14 1999
Looking for ANDERSON, Richard D., died in Clay Co. sometime after 1880, born ~1804 in Virginia. Married Elizabeth SARGENT. Children James Ward, Lewellyn, others?.

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Ron Kjonegaard ([email protected]) Mon Aug 2 11:23:28 1999
I was born on a farm in Clay County about six miles east of Volin on the Bluff road. We live on a farm north of Meckling also. I am looking for Clay Creek cemetery as my Grandfather Sjur ELLINGSON is buried there along with his wife and I would like to visit the Cemetery. Thank you

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John Laird ([email protected]) Sat Aug 14 19:15:33 1999
The 1915 History of Dakota Territory has a bio on Franklin TAYLOR who homesteaded in 1859 in Fairview Township in Clay Co. He was clerk of the First Judicial Court and married Mrs. Martha WARNER, widow of Charles S. Warner. They had two sons, Frank and Fred TAYLOR, born in 1897 and 1900 respectively, and a daughter M. Ethelda Taylor, who later married William A. UFFORD. These Taylors descended from Currituck Co. North Carolina Taylors and I have done extensive research on them. Would happily exchange info with anyone working on the Clay Co Taylors. Please e-mail me directly. Thank you.

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Howard Youngberg ([email protected]) Fri Aug 20 19:50:59 1999
I wanted to inform you that my E-mail address on my May 1 1999 query about the children of Clara and Nils Ljungberg has changed. Correspondence should be sent to [email protected] Howard Youngberg

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Lola Hollander Wulf ([email protected]) Wed Aug 25 09:32:24 1999
BAUMAN, RIEMAN. They first lived at Davis,SD,then Wilmot, SD. WILLIAM ADOLPH BAUMAN

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Lola Hollander Wulf ([email protected]) Wed Aug 25 09:33:48 1999
BAUMAN, RIEMAN. They first lived at Davis,SD,then Wilmot, SD. WILLIAM ADOLPH BAUMAN and JOHANNA FRANCINE HOFLAND also lived at Vermillion, Clay,S.D.

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Lola Hollander Wulf ([email protected]) Wed Aug 25 09:34:19 1999
BAUMAN, RIEMAN. They first lived at Davis,SD,then Wilmot, SD. WILLIAM ADOLPH BAUMAN and JOHANNA FRANCINE HOFLAND also lived at Vermillion, Clay,S.D.

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Jolene Swezey ([email protected],) Fri Sep 10 08:15:03 1999
Lewis T. SWEZEY moved to Vermillion in 1887. He were he purchased the Clay co. Bank and ran it until his death in 1912. One source stated he served on the State board of Regents for two years. He was also part of the Illinios 74th Infantrty Company E. I am hoping a picture of him has survived from one of his endevors. Please let me know if you have any information in this regard.

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Judi Berkemeier ([email protected]) Wed Sep 22 18:13:32 1999
Henry LEBEAN Born in Wakonda, perhaps around 1880. Birth Records, Death Records, anything.

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Howard Youngberg ([email protected]) Sun Oct 3 09:31:33 1999
To anyone who wishes to correspond with me my E-mail address is once again [email protected] Howard Youngberg

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Cleo Erickson ([email protected]) Sat Oct 9 08:21:43 1999
Would appreciate hearing from anyone knowing about Ernest Hansen SCOTT born April 04, 1892, Clay County, South Dakota or his parents, Christian J. Scott and Metha Scott.

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Rolland Gilbaugh ([email protected]) Sun Oct 10 09:34:19 1999
Seeking info on the GILBAUGH, Robert Calvin, HANSON, Anna Helena family. I Know Anna was also married to Samuel MANN and had 6 kids and then married Robert GILBAUGH. I also know that Robert was first married to Millie SCOTT and had 9 children with her, and all were born in Vermillion, Clay Co. S. Dakota. I have little info as to dates f marriages, deaths and where they went from Vermillion. I do know that one son Forest GILBAUGH stayed and had children in Vermillion. The rest dissapear! Any help will be appreciated, and I have the GILBAUGH family tree in process here if anyone is interested. Please E-Mail me at ( [email protected] )

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Jeanette Hopkins Laxton ([email protected]) Wed Oct 20 00:46:22 1999
I am looking for any information on the JORGENSEN family from Denmark, known to be in Vermillion, Clay County, from 1875 to 1895 and possibly before and after those dates. Claus Ludvig JORGENSEN was my great-great- uncle. He possibly had brothers, Jorgen JORGENSEN and Peter JORGENSEN. From 1886 to 1888 my grandfather, Fritz Olaf CLAUSEN, lived there with his uncle. Fritz had just immigrated from Denmark. I also want any information on Danish immigration in the area.

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Don Kruse ([email protected]) Sun Oct 31 21:18:57 1999
Looking for the family of William A. DICKERSON and Lewis Alban MAXSON. W.A. DICKERSON was very active in the Methodist Episcopal Church of Lodi in 1888. Also looking for information on Charles LaRue COLLINGWOOD. Both MAXSON & COLLINGWOOD were residents of the Wakonda area. Lewis Alban MAXSON married Gertrude Maude NELLIS, looking for information on the Jacob NELLIS family. I believe Maude was born in the Avon, Bonhommes area.

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Anne Benson ([email protected]) Mon Nov 1 14:44:11 1999
Grant WHITESITT married Lucretia Stoner 24 Dec 1904 in Sioux Falls, SD. Grant was from Sioux Falls at that time and was 37 years old. There is a PERSI reference that pertains to Ada WHITESITT of Clay County. This was around 1880. I would be interested in any contacts or information on the surname WHITESITT.

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Don Kruse ([email protected]) Mon Nov 1 19:58:45 1999
NELLIS, MAXSON looking for gggrandmother Gertrude Maude Nellis. She married Lewis MAXSON and was Born 1870 in Avon S. Dakota. I believe her father was Jacob NELLIS and mother was known as Nettie

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Dave Wright ([email protected]) Tue Nov 2 12:21:35 1999
My WRIGHT ancestors moved from Burritt, Winnebago Co., IL to the Dakota Territory (Vermillion, Clay Co.)in late 1866. The eldest WRIGHTs were George (b. abt 1801, England, d. 1889 Vermillion, SD) and Mary (b. abt 1807, NJ, d. 1886 Vermillion, SD). They are both buried in Bluff View Cemetery in Vermillion. Their children, all born in Rockdale, IL were George Jr.(m. Rebecca Hilton), Asa Scott, Mary Ann and Charles. I am looking for Mary's maiden name or any other information on her. I am also looking for George's parents. I have lots of info. on this family and would be willing to share.

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Kathleen Milliner ([email protected]) Sat Nov 6 08:28:29 1999
I am looking for information on Samuel COON. About 1845 he and a party of 140 people followed James Emmett to Fort Vermillion. They were Mormon and had left the main party of Mormon's to go west after Joseph Smith was killed. They did not stay in Fort Vermillion very long, they left to rejoin the main party of Mormon's at Council Bluff Iowa. I am mostly looking for historical information about this incident. I would also be interested in any information as to names of people in the James Emmett group.

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James R. Linck ([email protected]) Sun Nov 7 17:27:40 1999
My records of NOAH WHERRY, who lived near Vermillion in the late 1800s, show that he had at least the following children: Mathilda, Mary, Levi, James, Clarissa, John, Sarah, Anna, Emmet, Arthur and Jay. Is there anyone who might know of the whereabouts of the descendants of any of these children? I am betting (hoping) that someone, somewhere, has a picture of Noah Wherry and I would like to have a copy. I have several documents about him. I would be happy to share information. --------------------------------------------------

John L. Happold ([email protected]) Tue Dec 14 16:17:13 1999
any information about the Hoeg or Happold families in wakonda sd would be very appreciated

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Chris Morell ([email protected]) Fri Jan 7 15:23:31 2000
Searching for death dates for Felix and Rose SHORT (husband & wife)believed to be buried in St. Patrick's Church Cemetery,in Wakonda, SD. Any help appreciated.

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Bradley Johnson ([email protected]) Fri Jan 14 20:15:26 2000
I am looking for information on the descendants of Edward ANDERSON and Sarah Jane GRIFFITH. Edward ANDERSON Born: February 23, 1840 in: Larsrud, Blaker, Norway Married: March 28, 1866 in: Story County, Iowa Died: April 17, 1919 Burial in: Bluffview Cemetery, Vermillion, Clay, South Dakota Father: Anders Eriksen Mother: Anna Andersson Sarah Jane GRIFFITH Born: May 5, 1847 in: Porter County, Indiana Died: May 1, 1930 Burial in: Bluffview Cemetery, Vermillion, Clay, South Dakota Father: Jonah G. GRIFFITH Mother: Sarah MERRIMAN 12 Children 1. Ira Norman ANDERSON born: January 6, 1867 2. Zela Franklin ANDERSON born: July 23, 1868 3. Rose Eveline ANDERSON born: May 23, 1870 4. Sarah "Isabelle" ANDERSON born: June 1, 1872 5. Jonah Edward ANDERSON born: October 19, 1874 6. James Carson ANDERSON born: May 16, 1877 7. Orville Sylvester ANDERSON born: December 18, 1879 8. Ulysses Sheridan ANDERSON born: May 5, 1882 9. Fred ANDERSON born: October 30, 1884 died: November 4, 1884 10. Elza Griffith ANDERSON born: September 5, 1886 11. Melvin Doty ANDERSON born: December 8, 1888 12. Asa Guy ANDERSON born: November 4, 1894 Any information on this family & their descendants, it would be appreciated. Thank you, Bradley Johnson

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Mark Bennett ([email protected]) Sat Jan 15 09:05:17 2000
I would like to locate any info on my 3rd greatgrandmother Mary Elizabeth DUNTON- CHRISTY who died in Alpena and is buried in Vermillion, Clay Co, SD (1841-1920) Many of her children grew up and married in Vermillion including: Elmer Grant CHRISTY, Effie S CHRISTY who married Harry STURGES,Ross S CHRISTY,Erma I CHRISTY who married Rev. Sidney SHURTLEFF & Jessie A CHRISTY who married Harry WRIGHT. my 2nd greatgrandmother Harriet Mellisa CHRISTY however married in Yankton, SD to Mark M BENNETT and remained away from Clay Co the rest of her life.

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