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Wilkin County, Minnesota

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Nan Swanson Mon Feb 13 19:16:49 2006
I have a picture of my great-uncle's tombstone and on the back it says Oscar Lake Cemetery, Rothsay MN. Is that in your county and, if so, who would I contact to obtain a copy of his death certificate?


Ruth Faulkner Mon Feb 27 14:54:37 2006
My great-grandfather, Otto SCHULTZ, b. 1852 in Meckelnburg, was a flat-boater on the Red River, making trips between Breckenridge and Ft. Garry, Manitoba, for several years prior to 1873. He was employed by a company he called "S & A" in his notes. If anyone has information about this company, or its employees, I would appreciate your sharing it.


Donald Woytcke Fri Mar 3 20:41:36 2006
Trying to find out where my Father's, sister's daughter who died from poliomylitis is buried. It's possible maybe in Foxhome or maybe somewhere in Otter Tail Co. or Wilkin County? It's not listed in the Wilkin County Obits. index. Garnet HAMILTON was born 6/25/1925 and died 8/29/1933.


Chad Burhans Mon Mar 6 22:37:46 2006
My family is from Breckenridge and I am very interested in finding any info that you may have on the family as far back as you can go. I'm looking for birth records,death and marriage records. Pictures would be a definate plus.
Chad Burhans


Julie Thu Mar 9 11:32:51 2006
I am seeking information on the birth family of Otto Waldemar BRUSTAD, born April 23, 1893 in Prairie View. He died in 1918.


Jeannie Anderson Mon Mar 20 14:40:30 2006
I am looking for information about my great uncle Adolf SWENSON. He was born in Sweden in 1857 and immigrated to Minnesota about 1881. I believe he married Benedicta DANIELSON.
He lived in Akron Twp between 1910 and 1930 per census for those years. I would appreciate any help with marriage and death dates for Adolf and Benedicta.
Thank you in advance.


Verlen Fox Mon Mar 27 19:45:00 2006
I am looking for information on Anton and Anna HANSON and their sons, John and Olaf HANSON who lived in Wilkin County from the late 1880's to about 1907. Anton and Anna were both born in Norway and came to the U.S. in the 1860's and settled in Wisconsin. They then moved to Wilkin County in the 1880's and moved to North Dakota approximately 1907.


Donna Kallem Wed Apr 19 12:48:49 2006
Hoping to find platbook in 1910ish time showing where Christian HANSON lived in Akron or Manston Twp. Would pay for photocopy of same. Thank you.


Roger Wilkin Fri Apr 21 02:59:03 2006
Could you please give me the date of the founding/naming of Wilkin County and any other information about the 'Wilkin' that your county is named after. Thank you.


John D. Thompson Sun Apr 23 12:17:09 2006
Looking for the descendants of Nehemiah N. THOMPSON who moved to this area around 1880 with most of his family from Dakota County, down state Minnesota to Wilkin County, Campbell Township. Any THOMPSON surname info from this geographic location would help! Last recorded, census info. was from 1880 so far!


Lu Bardill Wed Apr 26 08:57:08 2006
I am looking for info re: a Mrs. James GLEASON (sp.?) who lived in Wahpeton, MN, in the early 1900's and whose mother, Mrs. Sarah (SPAULDING) CLARK, died at her home. I believe Mrs. Clark died in 1905. She was the daughter of my great-grandfather and his first wife and I am trying to locate information regarding her children. She was married to Edward CLARK at the time of her death. Thank you for any help you can give me.


Robin Fansler Sun May 21 11:11:40 2006
I am looking for any information on Grace CROUCH, residing in Wilkin County, Brandrop (?) Township in 1920. Other members of the family: John S (father), Ellen (mother), siblings Charles, Joseph, Roland and Francis. Any information on this family would be appreciated. Grace is my Grandmother.


John D. Thompson Tue May 23 21:07:05 2006
Looking for any information, (past or present), of the decendents of Nehemiah N. THOMPSON. Last place of residence is in Wilkin County, Campbell Township, Minnesota. Moved there from Dakota County, Minnesota 1850 era. Believe there is a cemetery there that bears the Thompson name.


Pat Quinn Tue May 30 19:18:01 2006
Would like any info on John HOGAN d. 2/14/1909 (worked in law enforcement), Winifred HOGAN d. 1970 (owned the Shamrock Bar), Thomas CLEARY. Thanks


Janet R. Colburn Wed May 31 06:15:44 2006
Trying to locate graves of Stephen A. COLBURN (d. 3 July 1916) and wife Mary A. COLBURN (d. 9 June 1915) both Wilkin Co. Had lived in Iowa and were there in 1910 census. Perhaps moved to MN to live with a child, perhaps surname NOBLE. Both elderly, born in New York State. Stephen is Civil War soldier enlisted in Michigan.


Sharleene Wed Jun 14 11:03:35 2006
Looking for information on Kristoffer (Christopher) NELSON, born in 1845 in Norway and his wife, Juliane, b. 1848 in Norway. Lived in the Rothsay area, I think, in the late 1890s and early 1900. They may have died in the area.


Pat Quinn Mon Jul 3 22:29:54 2006
Where can I get a copy of John HOGAN's obit that appeared in the Gazette-Telegram 12/13/1933 and 12/20/1933? I am willing to travel to Breckenridge.


Georgiann Sproed Fri Jul 28 16:28:47 2006
I am looking for information on these two families. They lived in Breckenridge, MN.
PESCHEL - Given names: Benjamin Anthony, Mark Joseph, Marcus Sr. (Poschel)
SCHNEIDER names: Joseph Alois, John, Michael (Anton), Anton, Jacob.


Edie Klyve Sat Jul 29 12:34:11 2006
Please send me any info on Ida (WESTPHAL) STROBUSCH, (1879-1906) wife of William STROBUSCH (1870-1948). We are trying to begin geneaological research on her. Need to know if she is resigtered in a census and where and when she came from Posen Province in Germany. Thanks so much.


Elaine Thu Aug 3 23:24:41 2006
Looking for information on the parents and siblings of Edward Bernard HAYES. Father Richard HAYES born about 1816 Cork county Ireland, Mother Catherine (possible O'CONNER) born about 1823 in Waterford county Ireland. Their children Anne M born abt 1861 KY, Edward Bernard born abt 1862 KY, John born abt 1864 KY, Bridget Eliza born abt 1864 ky.

Parents immigrated 1851. Lived in Le Sueur Co. MN 1870 & 1880.
1900 lived Wadina Co. MN and Edward was on 1920 Breckenridge Census with wife Frances LITTEL with children Richard, Vincent, Donna and James Joseph.
Thinking maybe parents may have ended up there.

Interested in anything I can find on this family.
Thank you, Elaine


Diane Curll Mon Aug 28 09:17:29 2006
I am trying to obtain birth information (a birth certificate or other documentation) for my maternal grandmother, Laura Alice RANSOM. She was born in Breckenridge, MN on 01-11-1894. Her parents were Edward RANSOM and Julia (WEINMAN) RANSOM.
Any assistance you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Marcell Zurn Thu Aug 31 20:48:34 2006
Ref: Edward C REYNOLDS ( 1876-1939 ) and Margaret P REYNOLDS ( 1880-1957). I know that they were counted on the 1930 census in Wilkin Co. Can you tell me where in the county they owned their farm and/or the date they left?
Thank You kindly, Marcell Zurn 218=-233-6928


Margaret Sat Sep 2 08:56:49 2006
Searching for ancestry of Anton NORDICK, born in Germany about 1860 and Barney NORDICK, also born in Germany in 1853. I think Wilhelm NORDICK, who moved to LaCrosse County,Wisconsin and on to Monroe County, Wisconsin, may be a brother or a very close relative. Can anyone provide German ancestry?


Heidi Haagenson Sun Sep 10 18:56:07 2006
I am looking for as much information on Octavia ASKEGAARD as you might have. She came to Tenney, Minnesota as an 18-year-old teacher in 1928 and taught there prior to moving to Fergus Falls to teach in approximately 1930. She eventually married Kenneth McGREGOR (in 1948). They eventually lived in Nashua, Iowa. If you know anything about Octavia I am interested in talking with you. I have an antique quilt that has her name on it, as well as many other names. Thank you.


kevin Huigens Thu Sep 21 13:55:43 2006
I am looking for place and date of death for John C. KAIN, b. 1853 in Clinton Co., IA. He and his family appear in the 1900 and 1910 US Census in Breckinridge. His wife was Elizabeth LAUGHLIN and their four children were John Patrick, Mary M., Joseph T. and Richard James KAIN.


Heidi Haagenson Tue Sep 26 13:50:44 2006
I am looking for information on Isabelle DALGARNO, daughter of Nathaniel and Joanna/Hannah DALGARNO, sister of Norman DALGARNO, George DALGARNO, and Nellie (DALGARNO) DOPP. Isabelle born 7/28/1901, died in 1934. She lived in Traverse County, and in 1930 was working in a factory in Minneapolis. She apparently never married, and died at the young age of 33. Any information at all about her would be deeply appreciated.


Jim Cooper Tue Oct 31 17:29:35 2006
Seeking family or descendants of WWII veteran Robert C. BJORKE. I would like to make contact with a family member or descendant to obtain a photograph and obituary of Robert for inclusion in a unit history. A biography would be especially nice.


Gary Worner Wed Nov 1 17:53:37 2006
I was born on Dec. 29th 1935 at St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge, MN . I need to obtain the hospital record or newspaper record of my birth. Does anyone have any idea how to obtain this information?


Bill Wellman Sat Nov 11 22:22:30 2006
John TSCHAMPLE family and Walter WELLMAN family past history.
Could you help and also the Stampka's. Anything on Anton? Anything on John and Mary TSCHAMPLE who moved into just north of Lawndale, Mn in the late 1800's.
Thank You
God Bless


Paul Lundborg Thu Nov 16 20:52:23 2006
My great, great grandfather emigrated from Sweden sometime between 1853-1858, and he eventually settled in Kandiyohi County in 1860 when his family came to join him. Where would I search for any documentation of his presence in Wilkin County during the years of 1853-1860?


Carl Kliever Wed Nov 22 13:50:15 2006
Engebret C. KROGH immigrated with family from Norway 1879 to Manston township. He is burried at Savior Cemetery in Rothsay. Would be interested in any information such as land records, naturalization record and copy of death notice in the "Wilkin County Gazette" in Breckenridge dated Oct. 4, 1895.


Jim Hunter Tue Dec 26 08:52:12 2006
Looking for info on Horace REYNOLDS & Ruby Jane (HUNTER) REYNOLDS and their family. Were on the 1880 Census in Breckenridge, Wilkin. Horace's name incorrectly spelled as Horate. Believe some children may have married or died in the area. Missing Children are Mary, George, Ella.
Thanks for any information,
JIM - jimgabyhunter@juno.com

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