Ramsey County Minnesota Genealogy Queries, July-December 1998
Ramsey County Minnesota Queries Jul-Dec
1998 queries Jan-Jun
Seeking any information on the marriage of XAVIER LA VALLEY TO MARIE NADEAU,
4 July, 1881. Much of the family is from Ramsey County, presuming this marriage
took place there, probably St Paul. Any information about these people will
I'm trying to determine the date on which my 2nd great-grandfather William
Anderson died and the cemetery where he was buried. He was born November
28, 1824 in Stirlingshire County, Falkirk, Scotland and died sometime after
1899 in St. Paul, MN. Likely informants at the time of his death would have
been James Verne (son-in-law), Elizabeth Morrison Verne (daughter)
or James Anderson (son). I would appreciate any assistance that you might
I am seeking information about the CASH family. Specifically Francis Irvin
Cash, B:May 20, 1890 and Miltiedes "Tie" Irvin Cash (Died Aft. September
11, 1946 in St. Paul) & his wives Belle Bliss and Katharine McDougall
Wilson. Willing to share family tree info.
18DEC98 Paul A.
I am looking for information on Louis Stengle and his wife Anna
Suick. They were married in May of 1910 in St. Paul. Anna's parents
were Isadore and Barbara Suick. Any information on the Suick family and/or
the Stengle family would be appreciated.
I am searching for information on a Thomas H. SHERRY and wife Clarissa (Avery)
SHERRY. Thomas was a fireman for the St. Paul Fire department in 1892 and
he appears on the 1900 Federal Census in St. Paul, but I don't have any record
of them after 1900.
Bill F. Avery - Hot Springs Village, AR
I am researching the PIHALE and PIHALY families in St. Paul, with
interest in their connections to the WALLNER family, the MARUSKA family,
the NADON family, the WEBER family from North St. Paul, the Andrew and Frank
LIDEN family from Payne Avenue, and all other connections which were primarily
located in the area surrounding St.Francis de Sales Church in the West End.
I am interested in any information on Edward Luck (b. 1/27/1845 in
Lewisham, Kent, m. Emma Riley (b. 11/21/1843 in Lewisham, Kent)). I know
they lived in St. Paul in 1883 and that Edward died there. I do not know
his date of death, but apparently, after his death, his wife, Emma, moved
to Clovis, California with her daughter, Mabel Luck Folsom. Their
children include: Christine, Edward Albert, Emma, Alfred, Charles, Frank,
Elizabeth, and Mabel. I would appreciate any information. Thank you. Patricia
December 5, 1998 Sue
I recently received a copy of a First Communion photograph of a young girl
who I believe to be a cousin. Stamped on the lower right corner of the matte
was the name and address of the photographer, Alfred Miller, cor. Rice &
Wabasha Streets St. Paul. On the back was written "Cousin Jarosz Minn". Since
most of our JAROSZ family settled in the Farwell/St. Paul area of Howard
County, Nebraska, we always presumed that "MINN" was the married name of
our mystery cousin. Then one day the light bulb came on and I thought that
maybe she was from that other St. Paul, MINNesota! My query, then, is was
there ever such a photographer in St. Paul at that location from the late
1800's to the early 1900's? I would appreciate any help you could give me
in identifying this unknown girl. Thank you. Sue Kelly
Seeking info on Frank SCHEIBER (1842-1922) and his wife, Mary Leonora HOLTHUSEN
(1849-1926). They lived in St. Paul from 1886-1900, then in Minneapolis.
Their children were: Frederick W., Albert V, Rudolph George, Frank J., Irma
L., Viola M, Arthur Walter, and Edward O. Any info, please contact
November 30, 1998, Debbie
I am researching the family of my great grandfather William Albert
MITCHELL, born November 30, 1888 in St. Paul, MN, died 1961. Parents wereWilliam
Oliver Mitchell and Minnie Laura KAHLL or KAHL. Siblings ofWilliam Albert
were Elmer, Ralph, Harry, Gussie, Ruby, Gladys, Ethel, Esther, and Marie.
Married Ethel May BONI November 16, 1909, location unknown. Relocated to
Sioux City, Iowa. I am particularly interested in birth, death, and marriage
information on his parents William Oliver and Minnie Laura Kahll, as well
as his siblings.
Lloyd/Lyle Edward VAN TASSEL and Marie Marguirite MOSER were married 18 Sep
1948 at St. Mary's Church in St. Paul. Lloyd's parents were Rosa SOULES and
Charles VAN TASSEL. His baptism sponsors were Charles MADIGAN and Margaret
MELLON. Any descendants or information greatly appreciated.
11/25/98 Pat Dana
Looking for info on William Joseph FUREY and wife Eva. Last known
residence White Bear Lake. Have birth/marriage info. Looking for death date
for Bill; names of any children.
Looking for info on Edward Walther, approx 1860 - was a physician
in St. Paul. I believe he was a professor as well. Had a daughter Jennie.
Thanks - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for information regarding my gggrandfather, Dr. Harvey JOHNSON, est.date
of birth 1825 to 1835. Died after 1917 in Chicago, IL. His first wife's name
was Marguerite ALEXANDER, estimate she died at the birth of daughter Julia
1880-81. Dr. Harvey Johnson was of Scottish descent and Marguerite was from
Ireland. They had a total of 6 daughters, Lillian, Emily, Mary, Jannet, my
ggrandmother Annie born near Winnepeg, Man.(1874) and Julia est. date of
birth 1880-81. In a family story I have, the Dr. had a practice around St.
Paul, 1880-1890. The Dr. married again following his first wifes death, her
name was Margaret. In my family story the Dr. had two sisters Helen Hillyer(sp)
and a spinster Christine Johnson. In my family story, the older sisters married
and left home at the time of the Doctors second marriage.
Thank you, Anne Jefferson __
November 14, 1998 Thomas
I am looking for any information regarding my relatives. These people would
be my great grandparents. I have been told that Gustav Frederick William
Bock (Buck) and Anna Louise Brown were married in Ramsey County, MN,
in 1904. Please forward along any information to the above address.
11/8/98 mark kurkowski
I am looking for any info to help me in my search for my great-grandfather
Charles Stowell who lived in Shoreview on Turtle Lake. He was married
to Anna Schifsky and had five children, two of them with Anna. I have
only his name and the first name of his sister. Charles Stowell farmed land
that belonged to his mother-in-law Anna Schifsky that is now the Twin cities
arsenal. Charles died in 1934 and Anna Stowell died in 1954.If anyone is
also researching and can help me or if you already have info please e-mail
me. I am at a roadblock and would love to get past it. Thank You.
UNGER, AUT/HUN=>St. Paul, MN, US
My GrGrandfather, George Homer Unger, b. 4/1832, d. 1/13/1906, m.
Theresia Pauer immigrated to the US via the Port of NY in 1887 and
settled in St. Paul, Ramsey, MN. Roman Catholic church records filmed by
the LDS show George and Theresia's children (Josef, Joannes, Catharina, Maria,
Anna, Joanna, Frank, Theresa, Elisabeth, George and Julia) were all baptised
in Halbturn, AUT (formerly Feltorony, HUN). These records also indicate that
George was originally from Wallern, AUT (then Valla, HUN), but I've been
unable to find any record of him there. Any info re my GrGr Grandfather,
George or his wife, Theresia Pauer (probably from Frauenkirchen, AUT,
which was Boldogasszony, , HUN) that you can share with me will be greatly
James L. Herman
I am trying to find the names of the parents of John B.
Hermann, born in Germany in 1856 and died in St. Paul in 1905. Husband
of Dora C. Kuhlman.
please respond by December 1, 1998
Oct. 28, 1998. Carl
Looking for information on the following families.
TURNQUIST: John L., Hannah E., Maria, Nels, William, Lilly, Archie
PETERSON: Gust and Maria, Edith, William
AHLM (ALM): Charlotte
HALL: Anna Louisa
JOHNSON: Edward and Hannah, Clarence, William, Eleanor, Hazel, Harold
They were all are from St. Paul, 1860 - 1920.
Am searching for information on GLADYS JOHNSON madien name was MEDD. she
married an ALBERT G. JOHNSON early 1900's had one child named GERALDINE CECELIA
in 1903. Her husband Albert killed himself in 1911. Have not been able to
locate Gladys, did she remarry, pass away etc. I know all about her daughter,
but have no trace of Gladys. This family had lived all their life in Ramsey
County, St Paul, as far as I know.
27 OCT 1998 Shirley
Can anyone tell me--if I travel to St. Paul to the offices that have the
vital statistics, will they allow me to search those books? I have NO dates
for my great grandfather, Nicholas Miller, other than the birthdate
of my grandfather, Jacob (Jake) in 1858, and I would love to at least learn
the name of his wife, my great grandmother.
Thanks to anyone who takes time to answer.
I am looking for information on my Great Grandmother, Mary Breslin, died
1936 or 1937 in Philadelphia.
Married a man by the name of Orth in Minnesota Gave birth to only child,
Leonard Orth on 8/16/1887 Later on in life, she moved to Philadelphia, PA
and married Charles Wermuth, and gave birth to 2 more children, Katherine
I am looking for information on Mary Breslin, and the Orth man that she married,
and when and where she was born as well as her parents. I saw the Ramsey
County, Minnesota Genealogy Queries ....ly of Joseph MANIFOLD'S wife, Mary
Breslin. I know that the Mary Breslin, that I am looking up info on, had
a mother that was raised by a family that traveled on the Conestoga Wagon.
Any info that you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Mary
Pike - email@example.com
Oct 25, 1998 Mary
Looking for information on Melville/Melvin C. Sullivan (b abt 1842,
res Granite Falls & St. Paul, MN 1872-1884, d 1929 Medford, OR). He owned
a dry-goods store and hardware in Granite Falls with his uncle, Rollin
Hotchkiss; presumably he had a similar occupation in St. Paul. His
father was Absalom Colman ("A.C.") Sullivan b. 17 Mar, 1817 in Cinncinnati,
OH m. 19 June, 1839 in Fayette Co, IN res. in Dayton, OH 1844 to 1860 res.
in Rochester, Olmstead Co, MN by 1867 until 1884 d. Feb, 1884 Granite Falls,
MN,at the home of his son, Melville; bur. Rochester, MN Feb 29, 1884 Melivlle's
mother was Charlotte Hotchkiss ( b 1814, d 1881 in Rochester, MN).
24 Oct 98, Tom Johnson
Looking for any information on great uncle Clifford Otto Johnson,
b. 17 Mar 1906, Herman, Grant County, MN; d. 17 Aug 1993, St. Paul, Ramsey
County, MN. I believe he lived in St. Paul or S. St. Paul for at least 40
years before his death. I don't know if he was married, if he had children,
where in St. Paul he lived, where he's interred, etc. Appreciate any info.
TJ in Oahu, HI.
10-23-98 Kim Schiel
I am looking for any information on Lawrence Koch, I have reason to
beleave that he was my great-grandfather. All I really know is that he was
from Ramsey County, Mn. He was a farmer and was born in 1890-1892. He died
in 1972 or 1973 of bladder cancer. Any information at all would be greatly
appreciated. Thank You. Kim
I am looking for information on Fredrick Frances GERARD who married Ella
S. GERARD at the Church of the Good Shepherd in St. Paul on 15 Nov. 1877.
Fredrick and Ella had the following children; Fredrick Curtis GERARD b; 16
Oct. 1878, Birdie Ella GERARD b; 4 July 1880, Charles Drummond GERARD b;
25 Dec. 1888, and Florence Drummond GERARD b; 29 Sept. 1893. Gredrick and
Ella later moved to Minneapolis MN. Any information on this family would
be greatly appreciated. Nancy Scott
Ramby, Nels O.
My grandfather, William Larsen's death certificate lists as his place
of birth, St. Paul, Minnesota, Ramsey County. His father's name is Nels O.
Ramby and his mother, Wilhemina F. Katinka. I am just beginning
my quest for information on William Larsen's family and would appreciate
any information.Thank you,
OCT 8 1998 Maria
Looking for information on these families in RAMSEY COUNTY.
SMITH_SCHMIDT-SCHULTZ HENRY&MARY A.
Some of thes are buried in WHITE BEAR LAKE. Willing to share
information&pictures. I'm coming out with a booklet on these families
some times next year. So Please share any info ect. Trying to make sure
information-HISTORY on these families are not lost,and are passed on to future
generations. Thanks so any help you can share. Will add more names later
Oct. 17, 1998 - Pat Schak
I am looking for date of death and burial place of August Gottlief DAACKE
(born c. 1817), died before 1914 in St. Paul while living with/near daughter
Annie Dora Daacke Schaettgen who lived on Hamline Avenue.
Researching HULL and (VON) BODENSTEDT surnames. I am particularly looking
for records of Gotthardt VON BODENSTEDT who emigrated to St. Paul between
1872 and 1879. In 1880 he became an official at the Villards
Northern-Pacific-Railroad in St. Paul. He married and (hopefully) had at
least one daughter, Frieda VON BODENSTEDT. She married Alanson Axtell HULL
(1884 - 1961) on July 10, 1909 in St. Paul.
I am interested in any records of these two or their family. Thanks!
I'm looking for any information on Jim and Nora Foley. Both born in
Ireland. They lived in St. Paul and Nora gave birth to a daughter on 4/17/1900.
There was another daughter Irene but I don't have her DOB any help would
Douglas Holmes from South Portland, Maine. I'm making the inquiry for a John
Flynn whos mother is Alice.
Oct 12, 1998Larry
Interested in information on Thomas F. Powers born in Ramsey County
in approximately 1870 and was in construction business later in North Dakota.
His wife, Margaret McDonough immigrated from Ireland. Information
also on his parents?
12 Oct 1998 Shirley
Would appreciate ANYTHING about Nicholas Miller who came to St. Paul
before 1858 from Germany and married Unknown from Luxomburg, Belgium. Also
information on their son, my grandfather, Jacob Miller, born in 1858 in St.
Paul. He later moved to Hartshorne, OK. I know he had one sister. Is there
anyone who has access to census reports for 1860 for this area? Any help
will be appreciated.
Shirley Miller Hewlett
10/12/98 Robert McSherry
Looking for information about Robert Richard McSherry, Sr.; married
to Laura or Lara, and living in St. Paul until approximately 1950.
Am looking for Arthur MURPHY (b. 1834) and parents Harry (Hugh?, Arthur Sr.?)
and Mary MURPHY, reportedly located St. Paul circa 1855,all Ireland-born.
Arthur a blacksmith who removed to Minneapolis circa 1865.
October,01,1998 Bernice Lea
I am searching for information on the Holmes family. My grandfather
was Edward Benito Holmes who died in St. Paul in 1902 or probably 1903. My
mother, Helen Bernice Holmes, was 2 years old when he died. She was born
November 29, 1900 in Minneapolis but the family had moved to St. Paul. My
grandmother was Margaret Ellen Daly Holmes. After my grandfather's
death, they moved to St. Joseph Mo. to be with my grandmother's family. Some
of my grandfather's family was in the Rochester, Mn. area. His parents were
Frank and Mary Holmes. He also had a sister and two brothers. I wonder if
Edward was originally from Rochester.Any information would be greatly
Mark and Sarah Kurkowski
Hi I am looking for ancestors to my husbands family primarily located in
Ramsey county MN, more specifically Shoreview. We have traced back to John
and Magdeline Kurkowski and have 4 of their 10 childrens names. Their
names are Nicholas, George, Joe, and Andrew. We have also found that they
have migrated to Wisconsin in some cases residing in and around Frederic
and Rice Lake. If you have the names of any of the remaining 10 kids or can
elaborate on the families of the sons listed Please contact us, Mark and
Sarah Kurkowski at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are posting this on 10/1/98 but we
will keep checking indefinately for new updates. Thank you.
September 30, 1998 Sue
Am looking for information on the surname of Huspek. They came to
St. Paul app., the 1870's-1880.
9/30/98 Annette M.
LaPOINTE, Pierre & FORCIER, Margaret married May 8 1864 @ St. John the
Evangelist, Little Canada, MN. (previously married in civil ceremony in 1854,
location unknown, may have been Mass) Trying to locate parent information
and immigration path. Margaret FORCIER died in Dec 1879 after the birth of
her 11th child Mathilda. Pierre LaPOINTE died in 1904. Any help will be greatly
Sept. 29, 1998 Kristin
Looking for info on MRS. WALTER CHARLOT, living in St Paul in 1928 (the year
of her husband's death). Her father, JOSEPH MOSES HEROUX, may have been living
with her at the time (he would be my great-great grandfather).
September 27, 1998 Jim
I am interested in information regarding the vital stats (birth, death, marriage,
etc.) of the Benjamin and Pierre Gervais families. Especially that of the
their children, grandchildren, etc., through 1800's and early 1900's. Also,
info regarding who and when the name spelling may have changed. (at some
point, someone changed their spelling to Jarvis -- my last name.) Thank you.
I am looking for any information about my grandmother and her family.
Grandmother: Ruth Marvin, b. 8/18/1885 in St. Paul. She died in Pasadena,
Calif. on 3/23/1966. Her father was Richard Francis Marvin, b. 2/23/1842
in Warwick, England and died in Minn. on 6/29/1913. Her mother was Lillie
E. West, b. either 10/1/1854 or 10/16/1853 in Roxbury, Boston, Mass. and
died on 8/26/1923 in Minn.
I have been able to trace Marvin family in England back to early 1800's but
if anyone has additional data, I'd appreciate it. I have come to a block
wall with Lillie West's family. Her mother was Louise P. Briggs, b. Aug,
1816 in Suffolk, Boston, Mass. She died about 1906 but I don't know if it
was in Boston. Her husband, William Carter West, he was from New Hampshire
and I have lots of information on his family. Louise's parents were? John
Briggs and Ruth Jones? from Boston or Salem and were married about 1815.
Also, if anyone can find out from a census, etc. how may children the Marvin's
and West's had, that would be great. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much.
Nancy Bolger (Lasko)
Sep 10 1998, Don J.
Looking for local history information and any possible photos of VADNAIS,
Pierre (Peter) and his wife Mary Ann Houle Vadnais. Peter Vadnais
was living in the Ramsey County area as early as 1850 and as late as 1870.
Also interested in Peter and Mary's eldest son, Joseph Vadnais. Joseph married
Adaline LeMay before moving on to other areas of MN and ND.
I am searching for any information on the family 0f Albert
RolandSTARKEY and his wife Emma (GOBLER) STARKEY. Albert died in 1918 and
is buried in Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul along with his wife. Had 2 sons Roland
and Warren who lived in St. Paul. Send information to Nancy Westenfield:
Henry D. Wise
Need information on parentage of Henry Frederick Hayes, B 5/26/1859,
St. Paul, MN; D 11/1934 in LeRoy, KS, victim of auto/train accident.
From grandson Henry D. Wise
3 September 1998; Maxine GRAY
I would like an obituary for Bernice GRAY. She was born Feb 9, 1900. She
died Sep 19, 1979 at St. Paul. Thank you and God bless. Maxine GRAY Perrin
3 Sep 1998; Maxine GRAY
I would like an obituary for Eugenia (Jenny) Caroline Ottelia SNOREN. Her
maiden name was GRAY. She was born Aug 12, 1879 and died in Feb 1953. I would
also like an obituary for her husband John SNOREN if possible. I do not know
his date of death. I would also like to find any of their children. Thank
you very much and God bless. Maxine GRAY Perrin - MPe8353643@aol.com
August 29,1998--Don Lindorfer
I am seeking info on the Stoehr family from the Rice St.
area of St. Paul. The oldest members to my knowledge wer Charles & Rose
Stoehr. They had 11 children, 5 boys & 6 girls. The children are all
deceased, but had quite a few children them selves. I am one of the children,
& I am 71 years old. My mother was Margaret.
Knut Olav Hoset
Searching Ingvald Dyrseth I'm trying to locate descendents
or sisters or brothers of Ingvald Dyrseth, b. Sep. 4, 1905. All I know of
him I learned from a search in the social security death index: ssn 475-
10- 8115. He died in December 1986. His residence was 55105 St. Paul, Ramsey,
MN. I have reason to belive he was son Ole Dyrseth, b. Jan.5, 1873, who emigrated
to America from Averøy, Norway. Ole was my great-grandmothers
brother.That's all I know. I hope you can help with some information of where
to ask- or feel free to rewrite my poor English and pass the letter on to
other helpers. If you know somebody who need help to search in Norwegian
sources I will be glad to give some help in return. "Hilsen" from Knut Olav
27 August 1998; Susan
Looking for any information or link to StPaul,Ramsey,Mn family
of Andrew Nolan and Ida Brunell.Andrew Nolan b;12 March
1866,Ballycallan,Kilkenny,Ireland,F: John Nolan,M:Briget Burke.Siblings,Richard
Joseph b;12 May 1868,Michael J.b:27 June 1870,Denis b:18 May 1877 and Mary
b:11 March 1881.Richard and Micheal also came to US but stayed in Albany,New
York.Andrew fought in Indian Wars but I don't know which.Ida Brunell was
born in Minnesota about 1867 and married Andrew Nolan before 1895.They had
two sons;Lloyd A.Nolan b:1 July 1895 in StPaul Park and John Michael b:8
November 1897.1920 US census shows family in StPaul but not in other census.WWI
draft registrations list Lloyd and Michael as in St.Paul and still living
at home.Letter from Andrew's sister in Ireland indicated Andrew was living
with one of his sons 11 February 1938.Can't seem to find a scrap of anything
August 26,1998 Erwin
I am looking for any information of George and Marie Rink
who resided in Ramsey County and St.Paul from 1880 to at least 1908 when
he died. If you can help in any way I would appreciate it and thanks for
your assistance and help. Erwin Blankenmeister
24 August 1998; Gordon O.
Looking for information on WRIGHT, KEDDELL and LINSCOTT. Would
like info about Francis L WRIGHT (b. Sept 1874, IN), his wife, Edith A COPLAND
(or Copeland), (b. July 1875, Wisc)grandaughter of a Keddell, married in
1894/1895 and his children, Kenneth M, Dec 1895; Beatrice B, Aug 1898; Maurice
C, July 1900; Vera C, 1902; Paul F, 1905; and Elizabeth R, 1913; all born
MN. Father, sons and daughters were active in PHOTOGRAPHY ; were involved
in studios and art galleries. They lived in St. Paul from at least 1900 to
1920, first on Smith and than on Newport. The oldest son had a photography
shop which was named, "Kenneth Wright Photo Studio", or something similar.
Would like to contact descendants; Edith's and my grandmothers were sisters.
Beatrice WRIGHT was listed as a Photo Retoucher in the 1920 census. I have
pictures of Edith, Kenneth and Edith¹s mother and would like to find
Paul Barton August 23,
Seeking information on Asa and Louisa BARTON. Asa was an attorney and is
said to have died in St. Paul. He was born about 1823 in Charlestown, NH
the 5th of 7 children of Frye Barton and Sarah Powers. The family moved to
Leon in Cattaraugus county NY about 1831. Asa had the following siblings
: Sarah, Nancy, Dena, Lucy, Laury and William.
22 August 1998 - Alan
I am interested in the family of Evan T Williams and his wife Ann
C. Williams (nee Roberts). They were both Welsh. Ann was born near
Bala, north Wales, about 1833, and emigrated to USA in 1856, with a brother
John Roberts. Her mother Laura Roberts, and several brothers and sisters
followed. They originally settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where Ann seems
to have married Evan T Williams, whose occupation in the 1860 census is given
as "freight". The obituary of her sister Eleanor, who died in Mankato in
1914, says that Ann was still alive and living in St Paul. The St Paul
directories show Ann as living at 235 Arundel, St Paul in 1910 and 1915 (being
described in both entries as "widow of Evan Williams"). Does anyone
know anything about this family? Alan Jones, Wales, UK.
August 17, 1998; Sue Horak
Looking for information on: HORACHEK/ HORACK/ HORAK name. Thomas and Catherine
Horachek came to New York in 1872. They settled in Ramsey County app. 1882
I an looking for any information on the Florin family. I also want
a copy of an obituary for David Florin died September of 1985 his date of
birth is May 19 1894. Any information would be helpful. Thank You Julie,
Search for any Information about the BLESIUS family. Michael BLESIUS married
to Susanna KROPF abt 1857 in St Paul, probably at Assumption Catholic Church.
Johann BLESIUS married Anna Maria KROPF abt 1866 in St Paul. Looking for
descendants. Believed to have been in White Bear Lake at one time.
Gene Gillen, Modesto Ca
email@example.com or Genegillen@aol.com
I am looking for anyone inquiring into the Crapsey. So far it appears
I'm the only one in the world who is. John and Lura Crapsey moved to Minnesota
from Pennsylvania in October 1865. He was an infamous preacher who could
get congregations going wild and causing everyone else in the area to fear
and hate him. He wrote a life history (stuffed full of lies) that I got at
the Minnesota Historical Society (Paula Stuart Warren did the work for me).
My research is John's son from a first marriage: Angelo M. Crapsey,
a prolific letter writer and diary keeper. I have 45 letters and a diary,
but that is only part of his output. MHS could only provide one letter. They
I have also been searching for data on Jean Follett, John Crapsey's
great granddaughter and sent out over 200 messages via E-mail. I got nada.
Any help will be gobbled up and appreciated.
August 14, 1998; Cathie
I am seeking information on WILHELMINA C. LIPKE, born in 1855,
daughter of CARL FREDERICH "CHARLES" LIPKE and KATHERINE WUFF LIPKE. I would
like to find her husband's name. She is listed in her father's list of heirs
in 1926 and living on Cedar Lake Road, St. Paul. She married someone named
WOODBURY. I have a lead that it might be HORACE WOODBURY. Is anyone familiar
with this family?
I am looking for information on a Fredrick Frances GERARD who married Ella
S. WADDELL on 15 Nov. 1877 in Ramsey Co., Minn. I do know that they later
moved to Morton co., ND. They had the following children; Fredrick Curtis
b; 16 Oct. 1878--Birdie Ella b; 4 July 1860-Charles Drummond b; 25 Dec. 1888
and Florence Drummond b; 29 Sept. 1893
Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Nancy
12 Aug, 1998 Robert
Looking for any Harff connection in Ramsey Co. May have emigrated
to Mn from Reading, PA. 1870 census shows 9 Harffs
Hi I'm starting to get my genealogy together. If you know anyone that might
know who is working on Dondt history feel free to send me information.
- From Belguim and came over at the turn of the century- What all I know
is that they came over at the turn of the century from Kaprijke or Caprycke.
We found the name in Oost-Vlaanderen. Also found Kaprecke or similar spelling
in Waasland. My family settled in the Moline, Ill area and some went to St.
Paul, Mn. My mothers maiden name is <Cathylin and her mothers maiden name
was Dondt. Also have VanAckers.. Thank you very much for any
help you can give me. My wife and I have had a hard time with this Belguim
genealogy! When asking older members of the family their response is ...that
is old stuff and what do you need to know that for? And some are in nursing
homes and do not remember.
August 5,1998 Gene
info on Christian Kearnisch died 7/18/1887. saloon keeper in St. Paul.
Lived at 98 St. Paul St. wife Katherina Children Elizabeth,Frank, Barbara
Will someone research obituary and school records and be compensated? Thank
August 5 John
Seeking information on descendants of Caroline Otis, eldest daughter
of Judge George L. Otis (1829-1883) Don't know name of his wife. Caroline
(known as Carrie) married Lt. George D. Wallace (native of Yorkville,
South Carolina), U.S. Seventh Cavalry, in 1882 at Christ Episcopal Church
in St. Paul. They had one son-Otis A. Wallace.
The Lt. was killed in 1890 at Wounded Knee. St. Paul City Directory lists
the widow Wallace and son as living at 354 Summit Avenue in 1894. My trail
stops here. Interested in correspondence that may have survived from the
eight year period of their marriage that would be useful in illuminating
his life for biography, especially seeking letters on what has been called
the "Ghost Dance War" of 1890. Any help provided would be greatly appreciated,
as living in South Carolina puts me at a disadvantage in doing research in
JULY 29-1998 Maria
MUCKENHAUSEN & MACKENHAUSEN. MATT came to White Bear Lake in about 1868.
Some family members.
SMITH ,sometimes SCHMIDT, SCHULT-Henry & MARY A
I HAVE A NEW MAILING ADDRESSfirstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for any descendants of CHARLES A. WALD & ETHEL A. ? (maiden name
unknown). Charles was born in 1906 in Wisconsin, Dunn or Barron County. He
died in White Bear Lake at age 72 on 1/23/1978. His parents were Alex &
Sarah (Orton) Wald. Charles had 3 sons-Charles A. Wald, Jr., bn abt. 1919,
Joseph E. Wald, bn abt 1921, and Vernon M. Wald, bn abt. 1937. Ethel had
3 children of her own. I have no other info so any help is appreciated. I
have info to share on ancestors.
July 28, 1998 Brenda
Looking for info on SCHEFFER family. Charles Scheffer lived in St. Paul and
married Katie FINCH who was the daughter of a Judge in St. Paul. Charles
Scheffer was part owner in a business "Auerbach, Finch & Scheffer" in
the late 1860's. Charles & Katie had 4 children: Kittie, Nellie, Charles
& Dudley. Katie died in 1869 leaving Charles with 4 children. In 1874
Charles married Jennie Goodrich. They resided at 159 Summit Ave, I believe.
In 1875 Charles took his own life shooting himself in a local Lutheran Cemetery.
He had been in a train accident which left him somewhat crippled, yet self
However, he feared with age he would become more & more crippled. Charles
was a very prominent man within St. Paul and more than well known. His son
Charles Finch was married to my Great Aunt-Harriet Gifford. I believe he
was married previously to Clara ? I am looking for any info regarding Charles
Finch Scheffer and his brothers & sisters. I know Charles Finch Scheffer
lived at 35 E. 7th Ave. in St. Paul (1900 census). And in 1920 he lived on
Lexington Ave. with my Great Aunt Harriet. Charles died in 1936 I believe
and Harriet died late Oct. 1940. They had no children. Finch & Scheffer
families are buried in Oakland Cemetery. I am very interested in their religion,
as I have heard they practiced a faith that did not believe in the medical
profession. Also I am interested in info regarding Jennie Goodrich, surnames:
Ermatinger or Armitinger, Loomis & McMaster(s). I am interested in finding
any descendants of the above as well as any leads, clues or etc.
July 25, 1998, George
Need any info on Joseph Miller Tricky (Trickey) who was born 9 April
1865 in St.Croix Co., Wisc., moved to Ramsey Co., Minn. by 1888, married
Martha Conradson in 1888 in St.Paul, Ransey Co., Minn. One of their
children was Harold Rebe Trickey born 17 Jan 1896 in St. Paul, died April
1951 in St.Paul, married Ada Lundt in St. Paul 5 Oct. 1920. The father
of Joseph Miller Tricky was J. M. Tricky who died April 1865 and served in
the Civil War. Need wife of J.M. Tricky, parents, and any family data on
Tricky family. Thanks. George Watson
7/23/98 Francine Streat
Searching for info on African-Americans in St. Paul between 1880-1920.
Specifically looking for info on Glovia DAVIS and the DAVIS familyl. Glovia
married my grandfather Horace G. Streat in January 1910 in St. Paul. They
moved to Livingston, Montana shortly after that where my father was born.
Any info on African-Americans would be most helpful. Thanks!
GARKOW/GERKE/GURKOW Looking for August Garkow. father of Charles
b. 1874 and Gustove Garkow b. 1875/6 in Clayton county, IA. I found an August
GERKE in the 1870 census index of Ramsey county, MN. I was wondering if this
could be the same man. August m. Augusta MEUTZNER/MITZNER (d/o August MEUTZNER).
Any help concerning these people would be greatly appreciated
Carol L. Franklin
I'm looking for information on the BORK family who lived in Ramsey Co., MN
in 1870. The names I have (no dates) are Gustav; Caroline; Herman; Albert;
Other possibilities are: Otto Bork, b. 1835 Germany, and wife Henretta. Children,
August, b. Jan 15, 1865, m. Augusta MOTZ; Emma, m. JURS; Mary, m. SCHEELS.
Any kind of help would be most appreciated. Thank you!
Searching for Ggrandfather Thomas Burke (b. 1856 in East), Came to
St. Paul area about 1880 from IL with brother, George. Any help greatly
17 July 1998; Barbara L.
Looking for info on Mortimer, Laura (wife) and Alice (daughter)
FOREST. Mortimer was a stockbroker in St. Paul before 1910 and was born in
Brooklyn, New York. Laura CHANDLER Forest was born in Sparta, Wisconsin.
Alice died in 1916 and Laura died in 1945, both in Burnett County Wisconsin.
There is another male relative (brother, uncle??) named John A. CHANDLER,
living in Minneapolis in 1916.
About 6000 people emigrated from the Karlskoga/Bjurtjarn area in Sweden.
Not so few of them settled in St. Paul. If you know that you have roots in
the places mentioned, please contact Karlskoga Heritage Society, where mapping
of the emigration to America is going on since many years.
Address: email@example.com Greetings Kjell Nordqvist
Web site: http://w1.586.telia.com/~u58601239/
Does anybody recognize these names:
Peter Olsson, editor, b. 1847 October 28 in Segerstad, Sweden, his
wife Gerda Wendla, b. 1874 Sep. 7 in Bjurtjarn, Sweden, and son Olof
Viktor Nathanael Olsson b. 1914 October 29 in St.Paul. Lived in St.
Paul from 1911.
Kjell Nordqvist . . http://w1.586.telia.com/~u58601239/
July 17, 1998 Bev
I am looking for an Appolonia "Abbie" (FAUST) married to a George PENZENSTADLER
about 1888. Children: John A (b St Cloud 1890), Joseph J, Louis, George M.,
Tony. 1900 Res: 389 Thomas St. St Paul; George was a tailor. 1920 Res: 740
Edmund, St Paul, Abbie age 57. I am writing the FAUST history and would like
to know more about this family. Thanks.
I am interested in finding any information on Alvin and Alfred
HARRIS of Ramsey County, St.Paul, Minnesota. Alvin Harris may have been a
student in one of the Colleges around 1940. He may have moved to California
July 13, 1998; Christie Welch
Looking for information on Dr. Martin Kandler and Bertha
Anna Louise Kostiz. They were to have married in St. Paul in the year
1905. The family has virtually no information on these two at all, so any
help would be appreciated.
Thursday, July 19, 1998 Mary Jane
Looking for any additional information on Clovis M Converse (35)and
family. In the 1920 Census record my grandfather was located at 1918 Goodrich
Ave. He was living with wife Mary Josephine Smith (34), my Aunt Mary
(6) and my mother Jane Edith (3), his Mother-in-Law Mary Smith (72) and my
great grandmother Julia Converse (73).
I believe that later in the 20's the family may have moved to Chicago, Ill
where my mother attended high school. I have not had any contact with any
of the above named individuals since my (6) birthday. Any additional information
would be appreciated, it will be several weeks before I can return to the
National Archives to have a look at the 1910 Census. Thanks.
7/6/98 Paula Deml
Looking for DONALD MCDONALD b:@1923 - 1933. Believed to have been
living in RAMSEY COUNTY, MN in 1954/55. Baby Girl ADAMS was born in 1955,
and the person I am making this query for would like to contact him -or-
any half siblings who may be out there. She knows of at least 2 older than
DONALD MCDONALD was working as a salesman for THE GOLDEN RULE DEPT STORE
at the time of her birth. Her birth mother had also worked for the same company
- which may have later been renamed JCPENNY's. Any information about Mr.
MCDONALD or her siblings will be greatly appreciated. When replying to this
message, please put "DEB" in the subject line, as my maiden name (and I am
a genealogist) is MCDONALD - it may be confusing otherwise!! (No, I am not
related, unfortunately to the adoptee.)
Thank you so very much!
Paula *:O)- firstname.lastname@example.org
July 4, 1998 Jill
Looking to connect with others researching the Burgenland Austrian immigrants
to St. Paul. My connection is with the TSCHIDA family that came from Pamhagen
to St. Paul in June 1885. The parents were Stefan and Katherine TSCHIDA.
They lived in the Frogtown area. One daughter, Elizabeth (Liz) married Michael
KAINTZ. They had several children. A son, Stephan married Mary GRUBER. Another
son, my grandfather, Joseph TSCHIDA married Rose KOHER.
7-3-98 diane diane
I am looking for information on Joseph PETSCH-born March 11, 1849, Married
Louisa born June 10, 1856, Children: Louisa PETSCH-born April 29, 1885, Frank
PETSCH-born Feb. 8, 1890, Marie M. PETSCH-born April 29, 1894, John Frank
PETSCH-born, Nov. 24, 1896, Tekla PETSCH-born, June 1900, Charles PETSCH-born,
Sept. 27, 1902.
July 2, 1998 Vicki
HAUPT, John Conrad b. 1825 Prussia m. Dora A. b. 1833 Hanover listed in Ramsey
Co Census 1870,T 1880, 1900 Children: Martha S., Cornelius, Frederick Howard,
Lillian M. who married a YOST, Sallie, Anna D
Harry L. Gough was b 11-17-1880 in Preston, MN and was buried in St. Paul,
MN according to family info. I have postcards written to my ggrandmother
from him while he was in training in SC during WW1. His parents were Robert
B. GOUGH(b 6-23-1848 in Castleblayney, Monaghan Co., Ire.) and Josephine
L. STEIN (b 3-20-1851 in Plaingrove, Mercer Co., PA) I am really trying to
(yikes!) tie my Goughs in with another person who swears we are cousins-there
are so many similarities-it is uncanny. I've been working on my genealogy
for over 20 years without a computer-and the only reason I have a computer
to work on now is because my son was paralyzed in an accident in Nov.-and
I have so much info but everything (in this family line) is just "short"
of what I need. I cannot afford to pay for any research. Thank you-Pamela
2th July 1998 Annelie
Falbygden Genealogical Society is intressting in persons who emigrated from
parishes around FALKOPING, SKARABORG, SWEDEN. Therefore I'm intressted in
to get in touch with persons who's ancestors came from this area. The persons
full name, birthdate - and -place, deathdate and -place are published in
a yearly book.
The parishes (52) are:
Asle Bjurum, Bolum, Borgunda, Borstig, Broddetorp, Brunnhem, Dala East Tunhem,
Falkoping (2), Fivlered, Floby, Friggeraker, Grolanda, Gokhem, Goteve, Gudhem,
Hakantorp, Hallestad, Hogstena, Hornborga, Jala, Kalvene, Karlby, Kinneved,
Luttra, Marka, Mularp, Nas, N Asarp, Satuna, Segerstad, Skorstorp, Slota,
Smula, Solberga, Sorby, S Kyrketorp, Stenstorp, Tiarp, Torbjorntorp, Travattna,
Ugglum, Ullene, Valtorp, Varkumla, Vartofta-Asaka, Vilske-Kleva, Vistorp,
have also a personal intresst as I have found out in my research that a lot
of persons in my family emigrated.
July 1,1998- Donald
I am looking for the dates of birth of Charles Lindorfer & Margaret
Lindorfer(nee Gabriel or Haberl) who came to St. Paul from Germany in the
1800's. They had 10-11 children including my father Joseph born 11/26/1897.
Searching BETTINGERs who left NY in 1840's. Have found this family
in Ramsey Co. pg.112, St. Paul TWP,1850 Terr.Census and would appreciate
any info esp. birthplaces of parents. BETTINGER, John C. and Caroline, Joseph,
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