2002 Queries
Benson County, North Dakota

Please feel free to enter a query for your lines in Benson County. If your lines are not in this county, please do not enter a query here else I will be contacting you asking for some evidence that the ancestors were in Benson at a given point in time. Non-Benson queries will be periodically removed.

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Jan Anderson Wed Jan 2 20:27:54 2002
I am seeking information on Thomas HOWREY. He was the first postmaster of Leeds, North Dakota. Was he the father or brother of Lura Iona (HOWREY) SPAULDING? She died in Leeds.


RUSSELL ELLIS Fri Jan 11 09:56:02 2002
I am looking for info on Milo S MATTHEWS. B 1878 in Canada, married a Maud BURDICK.. Maud was a BAKER from Benson county, I think at the fort. Milo and Maud lived in Ramsey County...


Bonnie Bradway Tue Feb 5 14:46:38 2002
grandfather came to Leeds upon arival from Norway. John Iverson SOLBERG we feel is the surname he used. Obit says 1903 but could maybe be around 1903. Came from Bergen/Bergseth Norway. How can I find any paper on this arrival in Leeds. Thank-you


Gene Ebner Sun Feb 17 19:45:14 2002
I am interested in the Theodore L. HINGTGEN family. Theodore is the son of John and Anna Reuter HINGTGEN from Hostert Luxemboourg.


Jorunn Olsen Thu Feb 21 08:18:36 2002
I am looking for information about John C FOSEN. Born the 16 of Nov. 1870 in Vestfossen, Norway. He lived in Towner county in 1900, leiter he moved to Leeds, Benson county. He got married to Clara SKEIE in 1906. They have 4 sons. Does anyone have some information about this family?.


Naomi Tue Apr 23 14:03:08 2002
Looking for these surnames in the Oberon, Benson County, North Dakota area. Please reply with any possibilities.


chuck gahm Thu May 9 11:49:50 2002
Looking for info concerning Bruno HOLTZ and his wife, maiden name: DOHMSTREICH. They were living in Warwick in 1936, and sold property in 1958. Thanks, Chuck


Dawn Mon May 13 13:26:52 2002
I am looking for Bridget O'DONNELL. She is listed in the 1900 census for Leeds Twp, Benson County as being 64 years old and single. I believe she might have died prior to 1910 but can't find any record of her burial. Her brother-in-law, John DOHERTY was buried in St Vincent's in 1906. I believe that would be the same cemetery (both Catholic) if someone has record of those graves. It bothers me that I don't know what ever happened to her. My great grandmother was named after her (Grace Bridget DOHERTY).
Any help or questions on the John and Hannah (O'DONNELL) DOHERTY family that lived in Benson County would be welcome! Thanks


Lorna Coats Tue Jun 18 19:51:05 2002
I am looking for John Sheldon DARLING's family, and for Hugh DARLING who married Margaret JOHNSON (her parents Fred and Tilla (NESSET) JOHNSON of Minnewaukan. Was Hugh a son of John DARLING? If any one can help me with any information. Thanks


Sally Hathaway Mon Aug 19 16:16:00 2002
We are trying to find where our GGgrandmother is buried. Laura Mae HATHAWAY d in 1907 in Benson Co. Our GGgrandfather was Wm "Barney" HATHAWAY of Harlow, Minnewaukan and Devil's Lake. They named a school district after him in Benson Co. If you have any info, we would sure love to have it.
Sally Hathaway....


Pamela Orth Wed Aug 28 00:07:20 2002
ENGENE, Ole and Anna - listed as moving to Esmond from Minnesota, not much else, possible in a Diamond Jubilee Book that I have not found yet. They are related to me but I am not sure how yet. Anything on them?


chuck gahm Fri Sep 20 13:20:08 2002
Looking for info concerning Bruno HOLTZ and his wife Edna DOHMSTREICH. They were living at Warwick in 1936 when Edna's father died in MN. A Bruno HOLTZ 1906-1961 is buried at the Warwick Cem. Thanks, Chuck


Annice Peterson Fri Oct 11 20:27:49 2002
I am the daughter of Hank and Ruby RICKERT, and the grandaughter of Carl and Minnie RICKERT, I would appreciate any information I could get about their lives.
Thanks, Annice Peterson


Patrick Banks Sun Oct 27 21:53:31 2002
I am seeking any information on Marion and Martha (Mattie) YOST. They settled in York in 1901. Martha died in 1909 in York and was buried in the Pleasant Hills Cemetery . I have a copy of a letter from Martha to her family dated 1908 . She mentions having nursed members of the community including surname of CARLTON , PAULSON , YOST , HEIGHS , CAMPBELL , JOHNSON , RUBY , and BRITSCH . Any information would be appreciated .


Mark Rees Wed Oct 30 06:41:34 2002
I am looking for information on B.W. (Burt) BENSON and his family. His wife's name was Mary, and they had three children - Mary, William and Fred. Any information would be appreciated.


Jean Mortenson Tue Nov 12 13:53:03 2002
Is there a record of the marriage of Martin PEDERSON and Anne STRAND on October 27, 1883? Is it possible to get a copy of it? Is there a homestead filed in Benson County for the above individuals in 1884?


shelley Mon Nov 18 21:08:33 2002
I am looking for a Emma NESS born approx 1880-81 she married a Ole SKAPPEL. they lived in Benson county aprox 1903 and then off and on until 1911. They then moved to Canada, Sask. Does anyone have any info about this family? Thank you very much in advance for the help.


Katie Snyder Tue Nov 19 20:03:57 2002
My gggrandmothe was Nancy ROCQUE or ROCK as it was stated in the 1885 terr. census. She lived with her daughter Mary Jane LA ROSE and her husband Octavious LA ROSE. Does anyone have any information about them? My ggrandfather said they lived close to Sheyenne but the census has them in Benson County.
Any information would be helpful.


Jeanne Sat Dec 21 08:38:57 2002
Looking for any information on the Adolph DUSHEK family who lived in Knox, Benson County, ND during 1930 census.


Jan Holten Fri Dec 27 15:05:38 2002
Hello Benson County Query !
Searching for my Great Uncle named Julius Jansen HAGEN. He was born in or near Bee, Minnesota on Jan. 20, 1879. When he was a young man he left and we were last told that he lived in Esmond , North Dakota. I know he would be gone by now, but I would love to know what cemetary he is buried at and also if there are any children alive. His father was John Gulbrandsen HAGEN and his Mother was Berte Johansdatter HAGEN. There is only one elderly niece still living in Bee, Minnesota and She does not have the names of her cousins (if any). She does not know. I am trying to finish the descendents list in my family and Julius Jansen HAGEN's family is missing from that important list . Any informations or referal's would be Greatly appreciated.
Mange Takk (Meaning Many Thanks)
Look forward to your reply.
Sincerely from Jan in the state of Iowa.
I was born in Spring Grove, Minnesota just a short ways from Bee, Minnesota.


Tim Feeder Tue Dec 31 00:15:50 2002
Looking for information about D. D. FEEDER. Died around 1903 and owned a store in Leeds. His wife was Margaret or Marguerite, D. D. had several brothers and sisters.


Jeff Tue Dec 31 20:50:22 2002
My Co-worker was in high school with Kenny WOLT in the 50's.
He has not seen this individual since then. He desires to make contact with him or members of his family

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