Ramsey County Minnesota Genealogy Queries

Ramsey County Minnesota Queries

I invite you to enter a query for your Ramsey County ancestors. Only Ramsey County connections will be posted. Please notify me when you get your answer.

Some queries have been moved to the MnGenWeb Archives.

While all the surnames being searched are not on the Ramsey County surnames page, it is up to date with those changes in e-mail addresses that have been reported to me.

DEC 24,2001 Sexton Farms
Looking for additional information on Leonard Voyer and Wilhelmina Sexton-Voyer. After marriage they lived in Ramsey Co. Their death is also recorded in Ramsey Co. Leonard died10-7-1946. Wilhelmina died 4-24-1947.

December 22,2001 - Kathy Johnson
Charles WHEELER died 16 Feb 1886 in St. Paul, Ramsey,MN at the home of one of his children (name unknown). Charles was from Camden, Oneida, NY and had taken residence with his children a few years prior to his death. I am looking for information on any members of this family, and would particularly like to find his obituary.

Robert Vogelsang
August Ludwig Dietrich Vogelsang ,Census 1860. Any listing of wife, children, address of residance.

14 Dec 2001, Hal Bern
Looking for the marriage date of Eric Strandberg and Ellen Johnson in Ramsey County, MN. Ellen arrived in the US in 1910 from Sweden. She died at age 31 in St. Paul on 12 Feb 1920. Any help greatly appreciated.

11/30 Mary
I have inherited an old pair of womens shoes; not sure of their age, but am guessing they were made sometime between 1895 and 1910. On the inside of one of the boots is the imprint "W__? Peterson Co. St. Paul." Does anyone know anything about this company? Such as when it was in existence? If I could get some kind of a date, it would help me identify which of my gr grandmother's these belonged to! (In my family, they were sentimental about everything!) Thanks!

Kaye 23 Nov, 2001
Looking for data re LEEMAN, Erastus who married in St. Paul,MN 19 April 1877 Comfort Lillian Robinson. Leeman born in Maine c 1849.Any Leeman researchers ? Thank you for any leads re Leeman family in MN.

Marjorie Bednarek, Nov 11, 2001

Looking for an AUGE cousin, the daughter of Raphael Auge born around 1920. Name of mother unknown. Child may have been named Beverly. All trace of her was lost when parents divorced as I understand it. Attempting to complete a family history and would love contact with any descendants of this family branch for genealogical exchange. Marjorie Bednarek

Darlene Casteel
I'm seeking information on the Vermillion Trail Lodge Association at one time housed at 611 Pioneer Bldg., St. Paul

Darlene Casteel

Dorothy [Raths] Harding, P. O. Box 31 Roland, Ar. 72135
Looking for anyone, knowing of the parents of Frieda D. Noller Raths, Alice Noller Kankowitz, or Solphie Schmidt Stahnke ca 1890 to 1920 in Ramsey County. These were my mother and two of her sisters. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

10-27-2001 Sandra Clark
Is someone able to lookup an obituary for me? My relative is AMELIA MILLER who died 5-9-1950 in Ramsey Co.
Thank you.

Michael A. Hunter
Searching for the obituary of Roger Casaw of Mendota Heights who died January 9, 1999 in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. Looking for information on who is parents were and if he had any children or brothers or sisters that I could find to write to.
Searching for cemetery information on the name CASAW. I presumed they are buried in the Catholic Cemetery in St. Paul, Minnesota. Not sure which one or where. Sidney Casaw Sr. died October 30, 1915 wife Mary Doyle no dates son Elmer Casaw no dates son Sidney Casaw Jr. died November of 1980 dau Lucinda Casaw-Olson no dates dau Laura Casaw died June of 1972 dau Marion Casaw-Whipple wife of Fred Whipple no dates. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Michael A. Hunter

Michael Alan Hunter
102 Wayne Hunter Rd
Waddington, New York 13694-3139

Linda Highlen
Looking for information on several Highlens born and belived to be died in Ramsey county,Minn.
Orvin b.11-14-1913 d.11-1979
James 1-24-1916 d.1-1981

10-15-01; Patt Jenks
HI I'm looking for information on my Aunt Edith Butler and her husband Frank Doe. I'm trying to find out what their children's names were? When Frank passed away? They lived in St. Paul. Edith Doe passed away in 1931. I'm hoping for an obit.

I also had a Aunt Ida Butler and her husband Gilbert Westinghouse that lived in St. Paul and owned Westinghouse and Doe Electric.

Thanks for your help Patt

15 October 2001 Maudeen Wachsmith
Searching for information on T. Frank THOMAS of St. Paul. His wife was Martha. They had a daughter, Livia C. Thomas who was born 31 July 1889. Martha and Livia moved to Yakima, WA where Livia married Richard Wachsmith in 1913.

October 13, 2001, William D. Guiel
Any information on name "Guiel" from 1849 -

Jacob Guiel b. 1849 in Homer, MN. other info. states St. Paul
wife: Marie Margaret Ash, b. abt 1854 in LeCenter, MN
son : Jacob Holgate Guiel b. 25 DEC 1883, married Linda May Knuth.

Shelly Hermansen
Looking for information on Anna Mikish who married Otto Mazanec near the turn of the last century 1899-1900. She died as a young woman around 1914 leaving 3 young sons behind. Otto remarried and had two more sons. Need any info on Anna I can find. She was from the St. Paul area.

Emily K. Delmont
DELMONT family, Ramsey County, MN (1888-Present). I am looking for anyone having information on the Delmont family from St. Paul, MN. My husband's father was Anthony Joseph Delmont. "Tony", as he was called, had several brothers and sisters: Carmine, Nick, Samuel, Daniel, Mary Delmont (Petranton), and others. Tony ran a neighborhood bar on Paine Ave. in St. Paul, and after he retired and sold the bar, also worked as a barber. He was a member of the DAV and was very active in helping WWI veterans in Ramsey County and in the State of Minnesota. I would like to hear from anyone having some information on this family. Write to me, Emily Delmont, at either: jarodel@juno.com or ekdelmont@hotmail.com

William Kiernat 9/24/01
I am looking for any information on my grandfather, John Kiernat, who practiced as an optometrist in Minneapolis and St. Paul in late 1800s and early 1900s. Married Alma Anderson in 1898. Lived in St. Paul but no information on him after 1905. No death date available.

Joni Leffler, September 29, 2001,
Would like to request a look-up in the 1900 or 1910 census for St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN for the following:

William Kelly and his wife, Catherine Kilbane, who lived in St. Paul. He worked for the Great Northern Railroad possibly as Chief Mechanical Officer. I have an approximate date of birth for Catherine as 1864-1865. She was the daughter of Anthony Kilbane and Cecilia "Sibby" (?). (Anthony Kilbane died in 11-1886, but can't find an obit for him. He was buried in Calvary Cemetery in St. Paul on 11-25-1886. Cecilia Kilbane died in 2-1897 in St. Paul. She was buried in Calvary Cemetery on 2-18-1897. I don't have an obit for her either). I do not have any info. concerning the children of William Kelly and Catherine Kilbane. Any info. would be greatly appreciated! THANKS!

Joni Leffler

9-12-01Colleen Ronnan
IM looking for any information on a Roy or Gladys Brady or other family members. I know at one time they lived in St.Paul. They had 3 children John, Alice and Claire. I also know Gladys Brady past away in June 1930. I am Gladys and Roy's Granddaughter.

Bobbi Harrison
My great-grandfather was James Peter Hanson, born as Jens Peter Hansen in Denmark Sept. 14, 1858 & he died July 16, 1944 in Lincoln Township, Washington Co. MN. He was a grocer in Stillwater, MN & is listed in the Stillwater City Directories from the 1884-1895 edition through the 1904-1905 edition. I have pictures of him from when he came to Minn.

I have a picture of his son, my grandfather, Robert Arendal Hanson that was taken at the soda fountain in the family grocery store which was then at Eash Shore Park, White Bear Lake, MN in about 1922. James Peter Hanson married Anete Peterson on April 17, 1884 in Stillwater & they had 3 children: Arthur Arendal b-1885, Robert Arendal b-1886 & Elizabeth Arendal b-1889, all in Stillwater. I know that my great-grandmother is buried in Riverview Cemetery in Stillwater & I was there this past June.

But I have been unable to discover where James Peter Hanson in buried, as I ran out of time while we were in the area. I was told by Brent at the Washington County Historical Society that part of the White Bear Lake area was a different county. So I'm inquiring for help for any additional information on where James Peter Hanson is buried, any census information, or anything more on his grocery store at White Bear Lake.

Thank you,
Bobbi Harrison Puyallup, WA

Eva Waylett
Subject: BERMAN; MN,USA; 1880-1930
I'm looking for information about my g grandfather, Carl BERMAN. His wife who died in 1908. They are buried in Riverside Cemetery in St. Paul along with their son Charles b May 1900 d July 1935. Another son, Harry lived in St. Paul in 1935. Another son, Walter lived in Orient, SD in 1935. Their Daughter married Joseph Johnston and lived in St. Paul in 1935.

Charles BERMAN married Helen BELTZ in 1930, their only daughter Karen b 1932 was my mother. I'm interested in finding Carl BERMAN's wife, parents and daughter.

Eva Materna Booher
I am researching Materna and Oper. They lived in Ramsey County, MN 1880, they came from Czech in about late 1870's. One name I have found on a death certificate is mothers maiden name is Bixa? these are very unusual names, I am hoping someone may have something that would help me. In my family is John, Frank, Thomas, Frederick, Marie, Anna, Elizabeth Agnas, and Katerina, I know these are all common names.
Eva Materna Booher
Santa Monica, CA
Write me at evabooher@aol.com

Marcia W. Green
Seeking death date, burial place, parents' names for Ernest David BABCOCK. He was age 93 in Feb. of 1946. Living in St. Paul at that time.
Marcia W. Green, mwverde@concentric.net

Nicki Harper
Lancelot Harvey aka Lance aka L. H. Williamson lived in St. Paul, Ramsey County, between about 1922 and at least until 1954 according to family obits. Parents William and Katherine Harper Williamson. Born Canada before 1890.

I believe his wife was Margaret. Any info happily received. Would like to find descendants, if any.

TIA - Nicki Harper nickih@familytreemagazine.com

August 23, 01 Mary Olson
I am looking for any decendants of the following families: Dinon, Supple, Mesembourg & Fetsch of Ramsey Cty MN. Please contact me with/or about family information.

Aug. 18, 2001 Patti Basarich
Am searching for any information on CHARLES ARTHUR COLDWELL b. Sept. 10, 1890 in St. Paul, MN. Was adopted by JAMES and ELIZABETH MACEMON . His birth parents were CLEMENT HENRY 'HARRY' COLDWELL and ALICE V. GUNN . Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

August 13, 2001 Marilyn Whiteman
My great-grandmother Hannah Ethell died March 14, 1913, at 426 West 7th Street, St. Paul, Mn. Death certificate signed by Tabitha Holzman. Would like more information about Tabitha, if possible.

Aug 8, 2001 G.J. Sheffield
Looking for information on Louisa May LINDSEY, born about 1849 in St. Paul, MN. She was adopted out of a Protestant orphanage in San Francisco by a woman from Sonora, CA when she was about 9 years of age. Her mother had died of tuberculosis.

Jentami Feldhaus
Subject: EPPERSON OGG Ramsey CO.
Searching for any information on the Epperson/Ogg family in the Saint Paul area. Seth O. Epperson was born there in 1916, he served in the Air Force during WWll. He died in 1976 in Saint Paul/Ramsey Hospital. He was married to a Shirley Epperson and had several children. His mother was Maud B. Epperson and father Harry Epperson.
Thanks, Jentami Bahrman

Nancy Newman
Seeking info for James Abbott who died in Ramsey Co. April 12, 1918 and Ida Abbott who died in Ramsey Co. March 26, 1915.
Nancy Newman

Sun, 5 Aug 2001 Sherry (Chutes) McKinney

My uncle & aunt were born in Ramsey Cnty MN. in 1903 &1907. When I sent away to get their Soc. Sec. applications, I noticed different spellings in their surnames. What I am trying to find is information of their mother & father which would be my grandparents. The following may be a start. Any help would be wonderful news.
Uncle: William Chutes
Aunt: Lena (Shutts/Schultz) Snyder
Grandpa: Herman B. ??? (immigrant from Germany)
Grandma: Alice (Henry) ???
Sherry (Chutes) McKinney

3 Aug 2001 Sheri Baker
I am searching for a Cora E. Wilkinson who may or may not have married a Lowell Thompson of Ramsey County, MN. Cora was the birth mother to Mary Ella Thompson, b. 9 APR 1894 at 116 Eaton Avenue, St. Paul.

Mary Ella was put up for adoption through the Children's Home Society. Information from the adoption papers would make Cora b. between 1875-76 and Lowell b. between 1869-69. The adoption papers say that Lowell was her husband and he had abandoned her.

The 1895 St. Paul City Directory lists: Wilkinson, Cora, bds 932 Fauquier Place. Fauquier is a few blocks N. of East 7th Street, just off Arcade.

If you can connect to Cora, please let me know.

Sheri Baker

3 Aug 2001 Michael A. Wallace
Dear researchers:

I would appreciate it if anyone can help me find Ellen Payne Jahn and her husband Robert Jahn in the St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN area.

As far as I know I have only one set of relatives that lived in St. Paul. Ellen A. Payne was born on 25 Sep 1874 in South Bend, IN and lost her father before she was one. She moved to Barry County, Michigan with her mother and was found located in Minnesota by 1899. I have found her married to a Robert Jahn in the Federal MN 1900 census in St. Paul, MN having been married for one year. I believe she moved to and later died in White Plains, NY but I have no idea where her husband, Robert Jahn, died. I am guessing that he passed away in St. Paul. All that I know about Robert Jahn is that he was born in Germany in 1870, was a book keeper in a clothing store at the time of the 1900 census and was naturalized in 1892 in Pennsylvania. I would appreciate it if you can find out if they had any children. Thank you to anyone that can help me.

Michael A. Wallace

July 29 2001 Marge Rakovec
Looking for information on Elizabeth(Lizzie) Steinmetz Conrath/Conrad. She was born mid 1870's in Naperville Illinois. Married Donald Conrtath/Conrad. She died 1923 in St. Paul. Had three children. Thanks for any info.

Linda Swanson
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2001 22:04:59 -0500
Please refer to my previous, more elaborate message submitted on June 6, 2001 regarding PETERSON, ADAMS, BRENNEN AND HOLM. The PETERSON women married as follows: Elin PETERSON married Herman ADAMS; Hilda/Hulda PETERSON married Martin HOLM; and Anne E. PETERSON married James BRENNEN. They all lived in St. Paul, Ramsey, MN. Anyone having any information on any of these indivduals, please contact me. Thank you.

I am searching for infromation about my Great-Uncle, Samuel Hook.
Samuel was born in Illinois in 1886/1887 to a Samuel and Emily (Fox) Hook. He had four brothers, William, Harry, Thomas, Joseph and a sister Emily.
Samuel was living in St. Paul, Minnesota in October of 1915.
Any information on his Ancestors or Descendants would be greatly appreciated.

July 19, 2001 Barbara J. Means
Seeking information on Hallie Q. Brown Community House, 1937. I am Interested in a Gladys Harris who was an instructor for the Junior Dramatics Class at Hallie Q. Brown Community House, in Ramsey County, St. Paul Minnesota. Barbara J. Means

Barbara J. Means
Seeking information on Patricia Cantrell who was born some 55 years ago in St. Paul Minnesota, Ramsey County. Mother of Patricia may have worked for the Catholic Readers Digest at the time. Patricia may have been given up for adoption. Please contact me direct if you have any information.
Barbara J. Means
bjmeans @earthlink.net

717/01 Phyllis Jackson
Would like to share information with anyone whose family members were contacted by the University of Minnesota in late 1950s-early 1960s regarding "updating family histories/genealogies. This research was conducted by the Dight Institute of the University of Minnesota. My older family members in Hibbing and Red Wing, MN were contacted. Thank you.

Randall Goodner
Seeking information about JOSEPH P. GALLAGHER, a conductor with the Great Northern Railroad at the turn of the century. He lived in the St. Paul area of Ramsey County. In 1901, he married MABEL PARROT SIMMERMACHER, a widow, in Stuttgart, Arkansas, Arkansas. They immediately moved back to Minnesota, where they later divorced. One daughter was born to this union: Marion, who was born in 1903. When she died in (abt May, 1927), Joseph was still alive and was mentioned in Marion's obituary as attending her funeral in Arkansas. Do not have Joseph's birth date; however Mabel was born in 1870. Have 2 pictures of Joseph to share if anyone is related to him. Viki Goodner

My great grandfather, AUGUST CHRISTOPH SEMPF, emigrated to the United States in 1884. He landed in the Port of Baltimore and them made his way to St. Paul, Minnesota where his brother Gustav was already settled.

August was born 25 December 1860. On 1 January 1888, in St. Paul, he married ANNA AUGUSTE GENSKE. The had five children:

1. WILLIAM LEOPOLD, born 26 October 1888 and died 14 February 1890;

2. ROSALIE WILHELMINA, born 4 March 1890. On 8 September 1915 she married CARL SCHRAENKLER, of St. Paul. Rosalie died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin on 10 March 1936.

3. IDA EMILIE (called "EMILIE"), BORN 18 July 1893. Her husband's name was WILLIAM MENGE.

4. FREDERICK THEODORE, born 19 November 1895. He died in 1940 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

5. ADOLPH AUGUST was born on 16 March 1898 and died on 9 September 1969.

I would like to contact anyone who is connected with my SEMPF family. I know the family is quite big because of a picture I have. It looks like a family reunion sometime in the 1890's. There are about 21 adults in this picture and there are quite a few children at the bottom of the picture. I am afraid, with the help of others, I can only identify the first three couples. Although I have other Sempf families, I cannot put the names with the faces.

Anyone who can add any bit of information to my Sempf family, it would be appreciated. My email address is ArleneRiemer@wi.rr.com

June 25, 2001 Joni Leffler
Seeking obituary for James Emmet O'Brien, who died on 3-2-1946 in St. Paul, Ramsey County, MN. He was buried on 3-5-1946 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Looking for clues as to his offspring. THANKS!

Joe Opperman
I am looking for information on my great grandparents. My great grandmother was Henrietta E. DAVIS and she was born on Sept.5th 1858 in St. Paul. She married Wilbur C. DALLAS on Oct. 13th 1883 in Louisville, Ky. They lived on Dayton St. and had three children. Myrtle, Frances, and Wilbur Jr. They moved to Franklin, PA. around 1900. I would like any information on Wilbur or Henrietta so I can continue this line. THANKS
Joe Opperman

Penny Ford
Subject: Ramsey County Query: (Jennie) Doyle birth 3/30/1900

Our grandmother was placed in a home in Spring Valley, Minnesota (Fillmore County) on July 8, 1900. Her birth took place in Minneapolis, but her mother, listed in Chidren's Home Society records as "Jennie Doyle" , age 24, Irish, might have lived in St. Paul, Ramsey County. The baby girl was named Jennie Doyle by her mother; the baby's father was Dan or Daniel Cameron. The baby was surrendered and sent to the Jean Martin Brown receiving center on April 13, 1900.

Any information on a Doyle, born 1875 or 1876, living in the Twin Cities area in 1900, most appreciated.

Could this be the "Lizzie Doyle" living on Goodhue Street in the 1900 census and probably in the 1890 city directory as a seamstress, sister of High Doyle, daughter of Fanny Doyle?

Thanks for any and all leads.

Penny Ford, Denver, Colorado

Jeanne Downs
Mary Ellen FEEHAN, born 1856 in MN, d. 1896 St. Paul, Ramsey County, MN, married (circa 1880) John Henry DOWNS, b. 1856 in Batavia, NY, d, 1945 in St. Paul, Ramsey County, MN. She was the daughter of Alice (MORGAN) FEEHAN, b. ca 1831 in Ireland , d. ca 1880-1881, and Terrance FEEHAN, b. ca 1825 in Ireland, d. 1895 St. Paul, Ramsey County, MN.

Alice (MORGAN) FEEHAN was the daughter of Patrick MORGAN (born 1803 in Ireland). The name of Patrick's wife, her dates and places of birth and death are not yet known. Information on the parents of her husband, Terrance FEEHAN, is also missing.

In addition to Mary Ellen (FEEHAN) DOWNS, other children born in Mounds View, Ramsey County, MN, of Alice (MORGAN) FEEHAN and Terrance FEEHAN were:
Rosanna FEEHAN b. 1858 (married Charlie GREEN)
Bridget FEEHAN b. 1860 (died young)
Steven FEEHAN b. 1864 (married unknown female)
John FEEHAN b. 1865 (single or married?)
Alice FEEHAN b. 1869 (married John CAMPION, who was killed by a train in 1902 in St. Paul, Ramsey County, MN )

John Henry DOWNS was the son of Bridget (LAWLER) DOWNS, b. ca 1830 Ireland, d. 1916 in St. Paul, Ramsey County, MN, and Michael DOWNS, b. ca 1828 Ireland. Bridget & Michael appeared in the New York State census of 1855 in Yates County, NY. Three sons were born in New York State:
John Henry DOWNS, b. 1856; d. 1945 married Mary Ellen FEEHAN
Michael DOWNS, b. 1859; d. 1902 believed to have been single
Thomas B. DOWNS, b. 1861. d. 1942 believed to have been single

The next three known children were born in Wisconsin:
Mary (DOWNS) LYNN, b. 1868; d. 1917 married William LYNN
Daniel DOWNS, b. 1869; d. after 1945 married Annie O'BRIEN
Ella (DOWNS) FITZGERALD, b. 1874; d. 1952 married John P. FITZGERALD

Michael DOWNS, Sr., and his wife, Bridget LAWLER DOWNS, lived in Nepeuskun Twp., Winnebago County, Wisconsin from the mid-1860's to 1902.

Anyone having information to share about any of the above families, please contact:

Jeanne Downs jdl@mmmpcc.org

June 19, 2001 - Lori Jindra
I am looking for information on a Peter Reder who is said to have been a druggist in St. Paul, Ramsy County somewhere between 1895 and 1920. Any information would be helpful as he seems to be the long lost brother that nobody knows what happened to him after St. Paul. We don't know if he ever married, had children or anything. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

6/18/01 Michelle Caldwell
I am looking for marriage and death information on MARIE BAKKE HANSON born 7/11/1900 in Central Township, Nelson County, North Dakota. She married HARRY HANS HANSON at St. Pauls, Central Lutheran Church on or about 7/29/1929. She died after 1984 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Any information would be helpful.
Thank you.

Janice Draper
I am working on a history of Watauga South Dakota, and S.C. Dahlquist and son Sigurd E. Dahlquist homesteaded here. I believe that they came from St. Paul and then returned there a few years after moving to S.D. I saw a picture of a Dahlquist Grocery store that they owned on the corner of Prior and St. Anthony St. in 1920. Would be interested in finding descendents to include their picture in our project. Thanks. Julie Draper 6.13.2001

Eileen Bremner
I am looking for the parents of my great grandfather William Sheetz Jackson. He was born 17 Aug 1856 in St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota. He married Hannah Kay Murray on 15 Sept 1880 in St. Paul. Her father was Robert Murray and her mother was Hannah Wentworth. I am looking for information in relation to William JACKSON's parents. Eileen

6 Jun 2001 Linda Swanson
Am looking for descendants of (Carl) Herman PETERSON who emigrated from Sweden to Northwestern Minnesota. He married a Clara and they had 3 daughters who eventually lived in the St. Paul, Ramsey, MN area. Their names were: 1)Elin PETERSON born about 1881. She married and H. ADAMS. They had at least 2 children named Lisa ADAMS, and Glen/Glenn ADAMS. 2)Hilda PETERSON was born about 1882 and married a man named M. Holm. 3)Anne E. PETERSON born Jun 1890 and married a Mr. BRENNEN. These women were all born in northwestern Minnesota. They had 3 brothers named Theodore, Nels and Charles PETERSON who all remained in northwestern Minnesota. (Carl) Herman Peterson was a brother to my great-grandmother Mathilda PETERSON SWANSON. If you have any information on these individuals or know the descendants of these individuals, please contact me. Thank you.

Barbara J. Means
Seeking information on Corinne Hartshorn and a daughter that was born to her in Anchor Hospital in Ramsey County, St. Paul,Minn on February 13, 1941.
Thank You
Barbara J. Means

Barbara J. Means
Seeking information on Alvin Harris and his twin brother Albert Harris who lived in Ramsey County, St. Paul, Minn around 1941. Alvin and Alfred Harris had two cousin named Shirley Harris and Dottie Bradshaw also of St. Paul Minn. Alvin Harris may have moved to California around the later 1940's. Alvin Harris may have gone to a college in St. Paul around that time frame.They would have been friends with Emanuel Roseby, Merion Roseby and Andrew Hartshorn and Arlie Reese. Thank You
Barbara J. Means

Barbara J. Means
Seeking information on Eva Williams a/k/a Eva Shelton who was living at four rooming houses --554,574,525 and 552 Dayton Avenue during the periods 1924, 1927,1928,1929,1930 and 1931. Eva Williams was my g grandmother. She and her daughter Viola Francis Nadler, Hartshorn came to Ramsey County, St. Paul Minn in 1924. They lived for a time in a box car under the Robert Street Bridge until the police told them to move out. It is believed that they rented a place in one of these rooming houses in Dayton Avenue, St. Paul, Minn. Some time in October 1928 Eva Williams a/k/a Eva Shelton turned up missing from the rooming house never to be seen by her daughter again. Rumor had it they Eva may have been thrown off of the Robert Street Bridge or drowned in one of the lakes in Ramsey County, St. Paul, Minn.

Eva WILLIAMS had a daughter that she was visiting named Viola Greene on October 8, 1928 when she left her daughter's home she walked across the Robert Street Bridge with a male friend named Raymond LEMMON and was never seen again. If there is any one who could shed some light on this woman, and her disappearence I would appreciate it.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you
Barbara J. Means

06/02/01 Gerri Towner
Looking for any descendants or information on Herman and Elisabeth Geiger. They came to St.Paul, Ramsey, Mn. in 1890 and lived on McClean St. Their children were:
August b.1879 in Germany
Richard b.1885 in Germany
Armin (Ernest) b.1890 in Mn.
They were from Westhausen,Thuringia,Germany

6/1/01, Linda Heusner
I'm looking for information on the HOFFMAN side of my family. My gfather was named Carl HOFFMAN and was born to Hiller and Tillie (nee Luibka) Hoffman in Minnesota in July of 1889. The 1900 Census shows the family living at 125 Manitoba. The family included his siblings: Louisa (DOB 11/1887), Tina (DOB 10/1891), and Hiller (DOB 3/1900). The 1920 Census shows them living at 118 Manitoba. His sisters no longer lived with the family (I don't know why but assumed they married). Carl had married Rose(I don't know her maiden name) and had two daughters named Marcella(born around 1911) and Fern(born around 1913). The family was supposed to have owned some businesses on Rice St. Sometime between 1920 and 1930 Rose and his two daughters died. He had a child out of wedlock with Marian Levesque on 8/10/1930 (this was my mother who was later named Patricia). She was sent away to live on a farm in Wisconsin until another child was born to the couple (Carol). I assume they were then married and my mother was brought back to live with them. Her father died 3 years later around 1936. The only information I've been able to track down was through the 1900 & 1920 Census and a copy of an application for a social security number for my gfather's brother, Hiller. I would appreciate any help in tracking down more information (birth, marriage, & death certificates, etc.) Thanks.

31-May-01, Denise Parsons
Seeking information on WITTE, Gustaf (Gustave or Augustus) b. 9 May 1860 Angermünde, Brandenburg, Prussia. Emigrated July 1869 with parents: Henry & Augusta (DEGEN) WITTE and siblings: Herman, Anna, William, Augusta, Rudolph, Minnie Esther, Henry and Charles. The family first settled in Faribault then moved to Warsaw, Rice Cnty. In 1911 Gustaf WITTE was mentioned in his mothers obit as living in St. Paul, Ramsey Cnty. Any assistance or information is appreciated.
Thank you.
Denise Parsons

May 23, 2001 Nancy Hess
I am interested in obtaining information on Charles Gilbert who was married to Vienna, (American Indian?) and lived in St. paul, Ramsey county, MN. Charles was from VA and moved to MN in early to mid 1900's with 2 of his 3 children, Juanita and Ray Gilbert. Juanita married a George Smith, date unknown. Juanita and Ray would have been born in the early to mid 1900's. I think Charles Gilbert was born about 1890, probably in Virginia. What happened to this family? thanks for any information.
N. Hess

Gretchen Leisen
I am researching the Philipp FETSCH-Elisabeth SCHUSTER family who immigrated to the USA in 1853 from Hesse-Darmstadt. They came to Ramsey County early in 1854.

The Fetsch family consisted of eight children:
John Fetsch, b. 8 June 1834
George Fetsch b. 22 Oct. 1835
Eliasbeth Fetsch b. 17 Oct. 1838
Anna E. Fetsch b. 2 June 1841
Adam Fetsch b. 25 Nov. 1844
Michael Fetsch b. 4 Oct. 1847
Margaretha Fetsch b. 28 June 1850
Mary Fetsch b. 24 June 1854 at St. Paul, MN
The girls married the following: LEISEN, WINTER, LARPENTEUR & PATWELL
Would like to correspond with others researching this family.
Gretchen Leisen - gleisen@cloudnet.com

May 21, 2001 Karmen Vice Nava

I am looking for anyone who knows anything about this HILLMAN family. They seemed to scatter from Ramsey Co. MN., into S.D., Canada, WI., MI., and into OR. & CA.

I have many photo's of this family, that I would love to share with other family members, but we don't know what became of their descendants!

I have a photo of the Charles H. HILLMAN family, and they had atleast 4 children; there were 2 sons & 1 daughter, but the youngest child is hard to tell if it was a boy or girl, because of the "gown" it's wearing. My G-Grandpa, William Lewis HILLMAN was the black-sheep of the family, and cut off all contact with his siblings, so we have no clue what happened to any of them or their children. (I have since found where some are buried, but where they were between birth & death is a mystery).

If anyone knows anything about this family, please email me.

Thanks, Karmen

This is the information I have:
Henry A. HILLMAN b. 1803 Denmark (Poss. of German ancestry though) d. Dec. 10, 1891 St. Paul, MN.
Married; Mary Losha GEER Oct. 1857
Mary Losha GEER b. Feb. 25, 1832 Granville, N.Y. d. Feb. 21, 1914, St. Paul, MN.
They had the following 4 children, all born in MN.;
1. Charles H. HILLMAN b. Dec. 3, 1861 Clearwater, MN. d. ???
Married Lillian WEIR 1899, St. Paul, MN.
4 Children:
1. George H. b. Mar. 5, 1900 St. Paul., MN.
2. Son
3. Daughter
4. Son, or poss. daughter
2. William Lewis HILLMAN b. Aug. 26, 1864 Watab, MN.
d. Dec. 16,1947 Portland, OR.
Married Isabelle C. WARD Feb. 17, 1892 St. Paul, MN.
2 Children:
1. Hazel Fay b. May 20, 1894 Kandiyohi Co., MN.
2. John C. b. Sept. 5, 1899 Effington, S.D.
3. Marion G. "Gay" HILLMAN b. Sept. 30, 1869 Watab, MN.
d. Dec. 1, 1943 Detoit, MI.
Married Margaret E. FRANKLIN May 26, 1894 Polk Co., WI.
2 Children:
1. Henry Louis b. Sept. 26, 1895 St. Paul, MN.
d. Oct. 7, 1953 Garden Grove, CA.
(Married Eleanor F. COHEN 1937 Alaska)
2. Margaret b. Jan. 1897 St. Paul, MN.
(Married name in 1953 - PLYMPTON)
4. Ruth M. HILLMAN b. Feb. 28, 1872 St. Paul, MN.
d.Feb. 19, 1946 St. Paul, MN.
Married Robert LOWE (Of Moosejaw, Sask. Canada)

5/21/01 Kathy
I'm looking for information on the family of ANNIE MC KAIG. She was born about 1866 and married Clement D. Rattray in St. Paul, MN after 1888 and before Nov 1893. In Nov 1893 they had a child (Percival A. Rattray) in San Francisco CA.

In 1860 Census index there is a John E. McKaig in Ramsey Co. St Paul ward1. In the 1900 index there is Barney, Charlie John E., Mary, Pattrick J. Does anyone have info to link our Annie Mc Kaig to any of these families or others? Thank you, Kathy

May 14, 2001; Cathie Jarvis
Marie Catherine LIPKE nee Wuff died in St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN on Oct 11, 1875. Cause of death was Crushed by Engine. She was married to Charles Frederick LIPKE (1821-1892). Both Marie (Mary) and Charles are buried at Elmhurst. I would like to correspond with anyone doing research on this family.

Also: Researching Charles Frederick LIPKE family. He was born 1821 in Copenhagen, Denmark, married Marie Catherina Wuff in 1846, Copenhagen, Denmark, and died Feb. 19, 1892 in St. Paul, MN. His wife died Oct 11, 1875 from being crushed by an engine in St. Paul, MN. Would like to correspond with anyone doing research on this family.

May 10, 2001 Tom Tyler Skrentny, Jr.
Looking for Tyler relatives in the St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota area. Ephraim A. Tyler II (1862- ?) came to the county about 1895-1900. His wife was Nettie (Clark)Tyler and they had at least two sons, Ephraim III and Goodwin Tyler. Goodwin Tyler died in St. Paul in August of 1984. Ephraim II's father died in the civil war serving with the 95th Illinois Infantry Company B. Please contact if you are related or have information. Thanks!

May 3, 2001 Sue Horak
I am looking for information on my family. My ggrandparents are named: Roman and Anna Huspek. They were married in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1885. Anna's maiden name was Handlir. Her parents names were Venceslai and Anna (Rolink) Handlir. They came from Bohemia but I do not know their towns. She came to St. Paul app., 1876. Roman's parents were Jacob and Maria (Levy) Huspek. Roman came to St. Paul in 1880.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Sue Horak

Terry Spear
Searching for information on F.H. Wilde and his family who ended up in St Paul in 1877. Son, John William Wilde, was 21 at the time and had been born in Pricen, Germany. He brought Minnie Hager over from Germany, married her in 1881 in NY then moved in with F.H. Wilde and his stepmother. Looking for other family of John and his father F.H. Terry Spear of Crawford, Texas

April 23, 2001 John B. Darling, Jr.

1. Dr. John B. (Bowman) Darling
2. John B. (Bertram) Darling

Both would be on Dayton or Laurel Avenues in the Crocus Hill area of St. Paul. Dr. Darling had an office (2nd floor) at the nw corner of 4th and Wabasha in downtown St. Paul. John B (Bertram) Darling worked for the Great Northern RR at the corporate offices on 4th St. in St. Paul.

Thank you.

Alan Cohan
I am looking for any information that i can get on my grandfather, Samuel Issac Pavian...he was born in 1875 and died in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1931.
Thank you very much.
Alan Cohan
6600 Sunset Way
Suite 216
St. Pete Beach, Florida 33706

4/24/2001, Joe Breuer
I am looking for any resident(s) who has lived at 602 Carroll Avenue in St. Paul (on Cathedral Hill). House was built in 1898 and moved in 1978 to a new location. I would appreciate any family names and/or pictures of the house from the outside or inside. Thanks

Joe Breuer

April 23, 2001, Billie Jones
According to the death certificate of my great-grandmother Elmira Short Smith born December 22, 1873, in the newly formed county of Aiken in SC (the only Co. formed during reconstruction), her father was a Barney Short of St. Paul, Minnesota.

I can find no one by that name in SC census records, and have not found Elmira with a family at this time, however the 1880 census must be done line by line and I have not covered the areas around Aiken Co, SC.

It has been suggested that he was a part of the occupation troops from Minnesota assigned to SC during reconstruction. Of course, over the years he has become a General according to one elderly aunt. Like all "fish stories" that is definitely debatable. I would just like to find him

Any help would be very much appreciated.
Billie Jones
Camden, SC

April 21, 2001, Claudia C. Schuman
Trying to discover what became of a little girl, Bridget MURPHY, daughter of William MURHPY and Maryanne MOORE of Hacketstown, Co. Carlow IRE. As a young girl, aged between 12 and 15 years old, she was taken to the United States by her uncle, Denis MOORE and the family never heard from them again. Estimated time she was taken to America was 1909. However, her exact age and birthdate are not known.

Bridget MURPHY was left an orphan after her parents died. Other siblings were:

John MURPHY, b. 1884 d. 1927, married to Kate DALTON (grandchildren of this couple still living in Ireland who always heard this story and would like to know what became of their aunt Bridget)

William MURPHY

Denis MURPHY, died age 62 in Ireland

Lawrence MURPHY, died age 27 in Ireland

Kate MURPHY died 1954 in Ireland

Other MOORE relatives immigrated earlier to the US and settled in St. Croix County, WI and St. Paul, MN. Family thought possibly this is where Bridget was taken to in America. Any information, or clues to information on Bridget MURPHY or her Uncle Denis MOORE would be welcome. Please respond to Claudia Schuman schuman16@att.net

April 18, 2001 Lorraine Lund
Searching for information on George G. Vickerson who appears in a naturalization index of Ramsay County Reel 9 Code 29 Vol 4 p. 214
Are there any Vickersons in Ramsay County?
Thanks, Lorraine.

2001-04-15 Rick Ekman
In Minnesota Naturalization Index is a Andrew J. Ekman located in Ramsey. Looking for any information about him to match him against my missing relative Anders (Andrew) J. Ekman.

Audra Etzel
I am looking for information on a Magnus HORNE who was born 02/02/1890 in Norway. In 1910 he came to Ramsey County and this is where he declared his intention to naturalize. He had a cousin named Rognald Ramsgor born 03/24/1890 who also declared his intention to naturalize in Ramsey County. These two men may have gone to South Dakota, but I am not sure. I would like to find relatives of either men. If you have any information, please email me at: aetzel@antarespharmra.com Thank you! Audra Etzel, Buffalo, Minnesota

Alta Wallace
Subject: Marshall-blosson 1900--

Looking for desc of sarah tompkins-a.Clark Marshall, son Frank Marshall, dau Harriet-Hattie married r.W. Blosson or blossom? In St. Paul, Ramsey co, MN 1900-.

April 11, 2001 Ken Goldsmith
Looking for the date and place of birth of BERTHA BEHNKE. She died in St. Paul on May 26, 1967. Her married name at that time was probably BERTHA SENGSTOCK.

07 April 2001 Betty Borchardt/Michael
I am looking for information on a Edward Borchardt b. Sept. 1859. He came to America in 1870 . Supposedly he graduated from the U of M. Medical school in 1893 and became a doctor at or head of the old Ancker hospital in St. Paul. He married a Sarah Good in St. Paul in 1884. Any and all information on our Edward, his wife, family and associations to Ancker or U of M. would be greatly appreciated. He has been our brick wall in our family search. We seem to know nothing more about him than I stated above.

Thank you so very much for anything you have to offer,

Betty Borchardt/Michael

Joyce Erickson-Ward
Erickson, George
Hello: My name is Joyce Erickson-Ward. I am searching for any info about my uncle George Erickson. The social security death index listed his last residence as St. Paul (Ramsey), Mn. He was born in Vermont on August 29, 1920 and died in Ramsey Co. in December, 1981. He has two daughters named Judy and June Erickson. That is all the info I have concerning him. If anyone has any info or can help me with other "contacts", please write me at the email address listed here. Thank you very much.

April 3, 2001 Dionne Centner
I am looking for any information on Paul Firnett, married Julia Hurley in St. Paul before 1909. Children were Paul, Rose and Louise. Also would like any information on Julia Hurley. I believe Paul and Julia should have been born around 1880's. Paul was born in Prairie du Chien, WI. Paul and Julia are listed to have lived at 29 W Ackley Street in ST. Paul. I have also seen Julia listed an Anna. Thank you.

Bill Palmer
ANDERSON, AARON....Previously posted was a query on Magnus ANDERSON and his wife Anna Martha SVENSEN who were married May 18, 1889 in St Paul, Ramsey County MN. Since that time we have found the name of his brother in MN to be Aaron. Aaron remained in MN while brother Magnus and wife removed to Duquesne, Allegheny County PA. They moved to PA by 1890. Aaron had a wife (name unknown). We have a picture of Aaron and his wife. They had a son named William [Willie] Anderson who was a large person and known to be very strong. Willie probably had other siblings. The family had a large dairy farm and sold milk to Kraft. Family from Duquesne PA used to visit Aaron and his family quite often during early 1900's up to 1940's. We would like to locate information on any relatives and information on how to acquire a marriage certificate for May 18, 1889 in St Paul. Aaron, his wife, Magnus, and Anna Martha were all born about 1870ish. Anna Martha was from Norway. The Anderson brothers were from Sweden. Aaron and Magnus could have worked as lumbermen for several years before marriage. They could have been in Maine before moving to MN. Thank You. bpalmer@nordson.com

April 2, 2001 Barbara J. Means
I am seeking information on Viola Francis Hartshorn and her mother Eva Shelton who along with children Adolph, Emanuel, and Merion Roseby and Andrew and Corinne Hartshorn was living in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., on Dayton Avenue in the houses there around 1928. Eva Shelton was reported missing some time in October of that year. It is believed that she may have fallen off of the Robert Street Bridge. I would like to know if there is any newspaper articles or police reports that reported any deaths or accidents taken place around that time period, of any unknown women. Thank you
Barbara J. Means

Ilo Hays Howard
name: HAYS Paul/ HAYS, Eda Bessie (PRAHL) LIVED on Chilcombe Avenue in St. Anthony Park and on Raymond Avenue in St. Paul.

Mother died approx 1944 (I was born in 1937 and was about 7 when she died) and left 5 children (died in childbirth) and my father Paul. Mom was buried in Sunset Memorial (not sure which town that is in).

Paul remarried a year or so later to a Gertrude Boese. Paul died 1955 and is I believe buried in Elmhurst Cemetery.

I am looking for any information on either my mother or father that might be available through your project. Thank you.

Ilo Hays Howard
10 Eighth Avenue
Wareham, MA 02571

March 26, 2001, Linda Berg
Looking for Gloria Jean Vasquez, born in 1941 or so. Had a daughter and gave her up for adoption. Need medical background information please. The house address on the birth certificate says 688 Euclid was the home for Gloria Jean.

3/23/01- Jackie Maggiore
Am searching for descendants of the William ROWAN (b 1859)& Catherine KELLY (b 1865) family who resided in St Paul, 3rd Ward, in 1900 census for Ramsey County. Their children: John (b 1885), Catherine (b 1888), Bridget (b 1889), Mary (b 1891) Luke (b 1897), Elizabeth (b 1899.)

Son John W. Rowan m. Helen HYLAND: their children are Margaret (b 1909, m Alexander COSGRIFF 1936), Frances T. (b 1911, m. John D RYAN 1939), Catherine (b 1913, m Timothy E SULLIVAN 1937), William P. (b 1915, d 1919), John J (b 1919, m Mary Zapantis Thompson, 1943.)

It is known that John J. ROWAN did considerable family research in the 1970s...am especially interested in connecting with any of his relatives. He resided in West Springfield, VA, 1980. Any help appreciated!

Roy Philips Miers
ELIZABETH DUNDAS PETERS, married a WILLIAM CLARK,, they had 5 children that are known about. They are William "Bill" Dundas Clark, and his 4 sisters. I would like to share information with anyone who may know about this family from St. Paul. Thanks,

Interested in the last name of Clark. In 1870 there was a law firm in St. Paul called Bigelow and Clark. the Bigelow is Horace Ransom Bigelow. I believe that the Clark is a Great Grandfather to my brother in law. It is possible that the partner is a William Clark. I would like to share information with anyone who has anything to share on this business partnership. The two partners later had a third party named Charles E. Flandrau. Thanks for your assistance in this matter.
Roy Phillips Miers
8707 Crysler Avenue
Kansas City, Mo. 64138
email is bandbinkc@aol.com

March 22, 2001 Joni Leffler
Seeking following census listing from 1900 Census of St. Paul, Ramsey County, MN:

Ward 6, S.D. - 131, E.D. - 114, Sheet 9, Address: 315 E. Robie Street
Frank Lord household including Maggie, his wife, Michael Mc Laughlin, his brother-in-law, and Catherine Mc Laughlin, his mother-in-law. Particularly interested in dates of birth, occupations for each and Catherine's year of immigration and whether or not she was a naturalized citizen. THANKS!

3/21/2001 Mary Olson
I am looking for any information re: the Dinon family of St Paul MN. and their offspring as listed below. Please contact me if you have info.

Nicholas (who emigrated from Ireland via Canada) and Mary (Egan) Dinon had 10 children, all but one being born in St Paul MN. They resided near St John's Catholic parish on the east side of the city. Nicholas and his sons were all employed by the rail road in St Paul. I am listing the married surnames of his daughters and their husbands names.

Rueben (Ruby) Dinon
Clementine (Frank) Mesenbourg
William P Dinon
Elizabeth (John) Supple
Mary or Maude (Jack) Kartack
Anne (or Anna) Montgomery
Nellie (Edward) Anderson
Ruth (Franz) Fetsch

Tom Sorkness
THOMPSON, ODEGAARD, TOSTENSEN, ODE, HAGEN - Any of these names ring a bell? I am trying to track down descendants of Peter and Anna (Odegaard) Thompson, or people who may have known them or their family. Peter Thompson was born Dec. 30, 1861 in Vestre Slidre, Valdres. He immigrated to Decorah with his parents and older siblings in 1869. The ship was the Valkyrie. His parents were Tosten Tostensen Ode and Sigrid Olsdatter Ode. His siblings who immigrated with him were Sigrid, later Sarah Bergeson of Northwood, IA; Tosten Tostensen and Ole T. Thompson, both of Decorah, Iowa area and both with families; and Anne, later Anne Storli, married to Knut Storli, who ended their days in Oregon. There were two older siblings - Store Ole, who stayed in Norway and Per, who later came and lived at Silver Lake, IA. He was married to a Guri Semelenge. (They had no children.) Ole T. Thompson was my great-grandfather.

According to information gained from an obituary in the Minneapolis Tidende, provided by the Norwegian-American Historical Assoc., Peter Thompson died at his home, 1373 Arona Ave, St.Paul, MN, around the date of Jan. 21, 1926. It said that he had been ill for about four months. It also mentioned that Peter had been a building contractor. This falls into line with family history handed down. Peter had married Anna Odegaard in 1882 and they made there home for awhile at Silver Lake, IA. By 1885, two sons, Theodore and Sam had been born and were baptized at Silver Lake Lutheran Church. Later, the family had moved to Luverne, MN. By 1910, the family had moved to St. Paul. At the time of his death, Peter was survived by his wife, 6 sons and 2 daughters - Theodore O., Samuel R., Harry and Archie, all of St. Paul; Oscar of Albert Lea; Edward of Miami, FL; Mrs. J.P. Low of Chicago; and Bessie M. Thompson of Hollywood, CA. NAHA also provided that from 1903 to 1909 Peter had been a member of the Valdres Samband, while he lived in Luverne.

A little more information handed down through the family indicates that Peter, being a builder helped to build Fort Dodge, IA during WWI. Also, Peter's son Sam married a woman by the name Florence. They had two children, Dodie and Ikie. Sam was into the film rental business in the 1920's. Eddie was a sparring partner for Tommy Gibbons. Archie, the youngest, was involved in vaudeville, acting and dancing, but died young.

Any help would be much appreciated. The Peter Thompson family is the last branch of which to track down descendants.

Tom Sorkness

Carol Pelletier
Looking for descendants of David Connors (1795-1879) and Mary (Nelson)Connors 1805-1870. Their sons were James, Hugh, Shields, and Charles. They went West in the late 1800's and early 1900's and settled near St. Paul and Stillwater Mn. Does anyone know of this Connors Family??. The parents were born in Nova Scotia, Canada and are buried in Athol House Cemetery, near Campbellton N.B. Canada. Other brothers were John (my g grandfather) and Robert, who are buried in CONNORS N.B. and David who is buried in Nova Scotia and Nelson who is buried in St. Francis, Maine. Thank you
Carol Pelletier, St. Francis, Maine carpell@sjv.net

March 14,2001; William Palmer
ANDERSON, Magnus and SVENSON, Anna Martha were married May 18, 1889 in St Paul, Ramsey County MN. Magnus Anderson had a brother who remained in Minnesota while Magnus and his wife, Anna, moved to Duquesne, Allegheny County PA. They moved to PA by 1890. We do not know the name of the brother who remained in Minnesota, but he was married. We have a picture of him and his wife. We believe they had a son named William Anderson. The family had a large dairy farm and sold milk to Kraft. They had other sons, as well. The picture which we have shows Anna and the wife holding a large stringer of walleye. Evidently, the farm had fishing nearby. Family from Duquesne PA used to visit the farm in MN regularly during the early 1900's up to 1940's. We would like to locate any relatives and information on how to acquire a copy of the marriage certificate for May 18, 1889 in St Paul. Thank you.


Marti Dean
My great-great grandfather lived in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota from the late 1800- early 1900's. His name was David Morgan. His wife was Celia Cable Morgan. He is noted for being a minister for the Clinton Ave Methodist Episcopal Church as of a publication in the North Star Publishing Co in 1880. He started a charity called "the Bethel" which ministered to the most destitute along with waterfront. In 1892 there was a fire on a barge used to conduct services that killed many people including one of his children, Lulu I believe, who was 12 years old. The floating mission helped to feed people and lodging was provided. The church moved to Wabasha St.

Apparently, he also was considered or actually ran for office of governor. This would be prior to 1916 when he moved to California.

I am specifically looking for information on the following:
1. Does the church on Clinton Ave still exist? If so, what is it?
2. Does the "Bethel" charity still exist and what do they do? Is there a web site for it?
3. Any pictures from that era (1880s) of the floating mission, Clinton Ave Church or the one on Wabasha?
4. Any pictures of David or his wife or children?
5. Any other information about David Morgan or his family?
Thank you for whoever looks into this.

11 March 2001. Jena
I'm searching for any information on my Great Grandparents (and their descendents) who lived in the St.Paul area.

My great grandmother Louisa UELTESCHI (aka UELTSCHI) came to the United States about 1882 from SWITZERLAND married Arnold SPADINO 31 March 1883 in St.Paul, Ramsey County; MN. Together they had 7 children all born in St.Paul. Arnold sr. died 20 Oct 1901 and Arnold Jr. died 8 March 1901.

Their children are the following: ARNOLD SPADINO dob: June 1883
CHARLES SPADINO dob: March 1885
CLARA DOUGHERTY(Married Name) dob: Feb 1890 Died: Nov 1962
John SPADINO dob: 26 June 1894 died: Nov 1978 (Spouse: Mathilda A. Burnett)
Fred SPADINO dob: Aug 1897
Theresa SPADINO dob: Aug 1899
Florence GARDNER (married name.Spouse: EMMETT S. GARDNER)
Louisa re-married to Otto Luethy about 1905/1906 in St.Paul, Ramsey County;MN and approximately had 3 more children w/Otto:
Marie DOW (married name. Spouse: Merrill K. DOW) dob: 1907 died: Sept 1987
Otto W. LUETHY dob: 1909 Married: ELLEN A.
Emma L. LUETHY dob: 23 DEC 1911 married: HARTLAND F. BURNETT abt 1932/1933. Died: 7 OCT. 1974

Any information/help is very much appreciated! THANK YOU.

Eva Materna Booher

My father George Arthur Materna was born in St. Paul, MN Ramsey County, his parents were also young when they reached MN with their family, they came from Bohemia, Czech about 1877? John and Katarina Materna b. 1851? They had two sons Joseph, my Grandpa, and Frank. I understand that John was killed on a job he was doing, do not know when and have not found a death certificate on him. The only thing to go on is, that in 1900 Census MN, his wife Katarina was a widow. '

My Maternal side is Oper, Frank and Elizabeth Agnas, 'Annie' Prokesh Oper, they also came from Bohemia, Czech. about the same time as my Materna side. Their child Marie or Mary Oper, my grandma, married Joseph Materna on 21 January 1898, St. Paul, MN. Both listed on their marriage certificate, born in Bohemia. John Oper her brother, and later his wife, Elenore Mary Goldsmith were witnesses at my Grandparents wedding. Another surname listed on a death certificate for Grandma Annie Oper is Bixa? As the maiden name of her mother.

Does Ramsey County newspapers have Archives on Obits? I also have some pictures that I cannot identify, can these be displayed in any news paper so that someone might recognize them and let me know?

I have not been able to find any of these families in the Census before 1900, so have to locate them another way? If anyone out there has any ideas or knows anything about these people, I would appreciate all the help I can get. I have such a little to go on. Being from a foreign country, only two Generations away, makes is difficult.

Thanks for your time,

Eva Materna Booher - Santa Monica, CA
ph. 310-451-3216

Mar. 01, 2001 - Daniel Godfrey
MCNEILLY / ROOS Looking for info on James McNeilly b.10/13/1867 resided in Ramsey Co., around 1900. Disapeared from Chicago IL. around 1936. Married Cassandra Roos b.3/29/1867 d.3/30/1963. Any info would be appreciated.

2/17/01 helen albers
Ramsey Co Inquiry for
Patrick Redmond, who died in St. Paul, MN in 1889. Thank you!
H. Albers

Karen Celinski

I am looking for my great-grandparents William Thomas Hill and Edythe (blankenfeldt) Hill. I was told that he was a union organizer in Ramsey co. St.paul area perhaps. They had 3 living children, including my grandfather Robert Louis Hill, who was born in Minnesota somewhere. Thanks for any help.

February 19,2001, Andrea Healy

I am looking for Hettie (Hattie) Blair, maiden name unknown. Hettie's ,mother was Eleanore Van Etten Howland. Eleanore was a member of the OES Palestine Chapter, Minneapolis, MN, Hettie may also have been a member of the local chapter. Hettie married William Blair and her last known address was 265 Selby Avenue, St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN (abt. 1941). Hettie was b. abt. 1864 Canada, she married William Blair before 1926. I know this is not a lot of information to go on but it is all I have. Any help or ideas as to where to look would be appreciated.
Thank You

February 18, 2001 Barbara S. Lewis
My great grandfather Edward Payson Savage, according to family records died in St. Paul. I know nothing more, but am most anxious to establish a death date and to see an obituary. His son Edward Snoad Savage, b 1872 in Minnesota (I think) is my grandfather.

I would also like to determine if my grandfather, Edward Snoad Savage, was born in St. Paul. I know he graduated from the University of Minnesota. I would also like to know if he and Lucile Douglas were married in St. Paul. Any and all information would be so very much appreciated.

I am not sure how to ask this, but I know nothing of his grandmother, Kate Snoad, wife of Rev Edward Payson Savage. Could she have been born in St. Paul?

Many thanks.

Barbara S Lewis
10918 Sunshine Dr
Littleton, CO 80125

2-13-01 Heather Ruff
My Great Great Grandfather was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1857. His name was James Edward Breen. I am trying to verify that he was born there and I need to know who his parents were. Has anyone come across any Breen's in St. Paul? Does anyone have any suggestions as to who I should talk to? Any help is appreciated. Thanks so much, Heather (Breen) Ruff

@/10/2001-Marianne Pearson
Looking for any info. on the Shickler family. George Shickler was a contractor in St. Paul, Ramsey county in the late 1800's. married to Henrietta Eddy. Children-George, Carl, Margaret, Gertrude and Bess. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Pat Rooney
Hurd Family in St. Paul
Looking for anyone who knew Raymond, Betty, or Lois HURD from Mississippi Street in St. Paul during the 30s and 40s. They may have attended Mechanic Arts High School. Mother was Clarice HURD SYMANIETZ and step-father Ambrose SYMANIETZ.

Pat Rooney

2/2/01 Sheri Zingmark
Looking for Harriet or Henrietta LEYDE b. 1840 Pa. moved with her father and mother to Mn. in 1857. married a SCHOLER. Lived in St. Paul.

February 2, 2001 Sandy
Looking for information on these St Paul residents. Dapper Danny HOGAN on West Seventh St, Leah (Hardy) HOGAN, Horace HARDY, Clara (Anderson) HARDY. Also any info on the Hollyhock Club or the Green Lantern Club owned by HOGAN.

Feb. 2, 2001, Kay
Harvey family connection - am searching for children of Loretta and Elwell (Bud) Harvey who lived in St. Paul for many years. The daughters are June and Jill Theresa and the son is Tom. I hope they can help me with some info for the Fogerty (Fogarty) family history

Jan 28, 2001 Ruth M. Hackett
I would like to contact a descendant of Charlotte Hackett, widow of Jonathan C. Hackett. She died abt 12 Nov 1924 in Ramsey County. She had a son, Ira S. Hackett, and a daughter, Nellie Schulte. Another daughter, Hattie Horel was living in Eau Claire Co., WI

1/27/2001 Penny
Will share old photo taken in Minneapolis/St Paul area of a young couple, last names are STAUFFER and WEYREHEAUSER. First names are not known. Found in Portland, Oregon antique shop.

010124 Leslie Ronnstam, Sweden
Looking for ancestors of Gottfried Larsen who emigrated from Sweden to Minnesota St. Paul 1901, he got some children, ones name was Leslie. Our families lost contact for 25 years ago, so I would be grateful to get any clues to find some relatives again in US.

Lynn Howard
Am looking for Warren Snyder, who lived at: 2390 Bourne Ave., St.Paul, Minn. on 21 Dec.1982, when his mother (Ruth) , died.

Jan 14, 2000 Margaret Lehmicke
Looking for name and information on my g aunt. She ran a brothel in Central Park, St. Paul in the early 1900's. She was Scottish and had two daughters.

01/11/01, Roberta (Auger) Schloesser
I am looking for relatives of Joseph, Maire, Onesime, Wm, Leopold, Charles, Celina, Sevear, Amelia and Felix Auger. They are from the WhiteBear Lake or Little Canada area. Thanks!

January 11, 2001 Michael L. Diveley
Looking for information on George Brannon, born in Ohio in 1829, came to St. Paul, Ramsey Co. MN in the later 1840's. Married Isabella______ about 1849, had two children who reached adulthood. The first was James H. Brannan who was a river pilot. The second was Margaret born about 1862 she married Peter Esch, Looking for descendants of the above. Also death information. Mike Diveley

Jan. 8. Kim and Charlie Howard
We are researching my husbands fathers side of the family and we are getting no where. The last name is Howard. We have the grandfathers name, birth date, and death date (Otto Howard b-March 1906 d- Feb. 1959). But nothing further. We are looking for Charles S. Howard ( Great Grandfather) who died in 1877 in Ramsey County. His wife was Mary B. We would like help in finding info. or where to find or start with this.

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