Winneshiek County Queries
January - June 1999


Jan Finjord Email no longer valid
Tuesday, June 29, 1999 at 04:33:45 (PDT)

Am searching for information about Anna OLSEN, born 1857 in Ibestad Parish, Norway. She emigrated in 1881 with indicated destination Calmar, Iowa. She travelled alone so probably she was going there to meet someone who was already living there; name unknown.

Susan <>
Monday, June 28, 1999 at 15:26:33 (PDT)

Researching Nelson and Lucy (RUDY) WARN family. Nelson d. 1866 in Freeport, Decorah Twp, Winneshiek Co. Sylvester and Harriet (KIRKLAND) WARN also were residents of the area. Sylvester b. 1847 and d. 1916 in Winneshiek Co. James Warn b. 1884 lived in Hesper, IA but died while visiting Wisconsin relatives in 1952. Any assistance would be helpful.

Mike <>
Sunday, June 27, 1999 at 21:18:07 (PDT)

I have several photos of the DYRLAND family from 1900 to 1910 from the Calmar, Iowa area. I found them in an antique store in LaCrosse, Wisconsin and want to get them back to relatives. I am not related to the family but if you are you can have the pictures! Names include Melvin Dyrland (Norway), Ella, and Andrina Dyrland of Calmar, IA, also have a Millie or Nellie Dyrland. Email if familiar to you!

Dorothy(Riehle)Call <>
Sunday, June 27, 1999 at 14:38:05 (PDT)

RIEHLE,Conrad was born 25 November1827(1828)in Wagshurst,Germany. He settled in the state of Iowa in 1850(1851)and married Anna Jarosh in 1856. He died 6 August 1881 and is buried at St. Clement's Cemetery, just outside of Spillville, Iowa. I have been searching for the names of the parents of both Conrad Riehle and Anna Jarosh for the past 15 years without success. Any help deeply appreciated.

Nancy McClain <>
Friday, June 25, 1999 at 13:07:37 (PDT)

I am looking for any inforamtion regarding ancestors and descendants of Martin P. Budahl (B: 14 OCt 1863 in Winneshiek County) and Julia Quandahl (Was she born in Iowa or Norway). They had three children; Leona (my great grandmother), John Adolf , and Gustav Magnus. I am particularly interested in any information for John and Gustav's descendants.

Michael C. Smith <>
Thursday, June 24, 1999 at 09:44:16 (PDT)

I am looking for infromatioin on the following:Emma Dillingworth GardnerEthal CunninghamElizabeth CunninghamClare CunninghamCecil Cunningham

Cheryl Cummings <>
Thursday, June 24, 1999 at 01:40:11 (PDT)

Family history says that my 2nd ggf, Knud Halvorsen, (b1829 Valdres, Norway;came to America c1855/6) traveled overland from Koshkonong, Iowa Co., WI in a covered wagon/oxen to Ossain, Winnesheik Co., IA, locating between Ossain and Decorah. Knud's son, Gulbrand Knudsen changed his name to Gilbert K. FODNESS. Would like to correspond with any one associated with this family.

Sherry Dieckmann <>
Saturday, June 19, 1999 at 13:17:03 (PDT)

Researching John Jackson Beall born 4 Aug 1831 in Sullivan Co., IN m. Nancy Moore 16 Apr 1857 in Lee Co., IA. Died 4 Feb 1914 in Agency, Winneshiek Co., IA.

Anne Baron <>
Thursday, June 17, 1999 at 12:42:48 (PDT)

I am looking for any information an THELMA ISABELLE BJORGAN who was born inHesper, Iowa in 1918. I am also looking fo information on OLE BJOGANwho was Thelma's father who migrated from Norway in an unknown year.

Delinda M Tenney <>
Thursday, June 17, 1999 at 11:16:37 (PDT)

Winneshiek Look-upsPlease note that the e-mail address, listed by my name on the look-ups page, is old and is no longer valid.Please use the e-mail addy listed at the top of this query instead.I will be happy to answer any look-up requests using this new addy.Delinda

ancestor <>
Sunday, June 06, 1999 at 23:43:24 (PDT)

Am looking for any info. on Delos J. Horton and wife Melissa Roberts. Married on November 5, 1865 in Winneshiek, Iowa.

Jim Schultz <>
Friday, June 04, 1999 at 05:50:11 (PDT)

Bloomfield Township descendants reunion - On Saturday, July 10, 1999 there will be a reunion of anyone interested in genealogy or history of Bloomfield Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa.It will be held at Walden Pond, 3 miles NE of Castalia. If anyoneis interested in details or attending please e-mail interest to Jim Schultz as soon as possible.

Linda R. Romero <>
Wednesday, June 02, 1999 at 19:29:15 (PDT)

I'm looking for information on my great grandfather Asher Beltz. He was married to Anice Emma Chandler. I'm also seeking information on my grandfather Donald Harry Hallstead who married Merle Beltz, Asher and Anice's daughter. His father was Theodore Hallstead and mother was Angeline Hamm. His brothers were Clarence and Frank Hallstead.

Patricia Perry <>
Thursday, May 27, 1999 at 18:50:32 (PDT)

I am looking for information on JOSEPH CANNEY. He was a Quaker, originally from Dover, NH; in 1852 he removed to Minnesota. I have a note from Dover that he went to Winneshiek in 1856. Would appreciate any information on him and his family.

Lana Summerlin <>
Monday, May 24, 1999 at 13:33:13 (PDT)

I am looking for any information on my great grandparents Preston S. THAYER and Viola A. BURTON. Preston was born abt.1856 in PA. Viola A BURTON was born May,1857 in Fremont twp. Winnesheik,IA. Viola's first husband was a SHERMAN. Preston THAYER and Viola married abt. 1884 in Fremont twp. Voila had one son from her first husband, named Roy Sherman. Preston and Viola THAYER had 2 children Herbert L. THAYER born Feb.27,1885 in Fremont twp. and Eva THAYER Dec.1886 in Fremont twp.Winnesheik IA.

David J. Gips <>
Thursday, May 20, 1999 at 13:09:20 (PDT)

BATTEY family: Seeking anything on Job T. BATTEY born 1831 NY son of Job and Mary BATTEY. To Lenawee,Co., MI with aunt and uncle Elijah and Phebe BATTEY BROWNELL, found in 1870 census in Hesper Twp. (no details). At least two children, Herman and Clarence. Anything appreciated.

mike Smith <>
Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 09:34:13 (PDT)

I am looking for informatioin on the Culbert, Cunningham, Emsile famlies that lived near Buur Oak.The Culbert's came from Canada and the Cunningham's from Scotland in the 1850 and 1860.

Debi Fjelstad Bentley No such host awaiting update 9/20/2016
Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 20:24:08 (PDT)

Howdy Searching for my great grandmother from Winnisheek. Her name was Martha Osland born 1865. The only info I have is she was Norwegian. Later moved to Chester Iowa. And married my great grandfather Hans Fjelstad in 1903.... Any info greatly appreciated Debi

Barbara Moon <>
Wednesday, May 12, 1999 at 23:09:31 (PDT)

Searching for information on the name Sunblad in northeastern Iowa.

Barbara Owens Moon <>
Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at 00:06:42 (PDT)

Searching for information on George and Eunice Cooney family of Fort Atkinson and Decorah. Also would like to find out something about John VanAlen Bush and Sarah Cooney whose child, Charles B. Bush was my great-grandfather.

Jan Lipsiea <>
Monday, May 10, 1999 at 20:40:08 (PDT)

Am searching for anyone named Silhacek, Wiggs, or Gardner. Some of the Silhacek's lived in Winneshiek County, but amnot sure if Wiggs and Gardner ever lived there. They may havebeen in Harrison County. Any help will be appreciated.Thank you.

Monday, May 10, 1999 at 16:37:42 (PDT)


Fran Johnson - e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Tuesday, May 04, 1999 at 08:59:25 (PDT)

Old email for Goetsch inquery Has changed to above email address..

Roxanne Barth <>
Sunday, May 02, 1999 at 21:11:55 (PDT)

Seeking information on Andre "Andrew" Barth b. 17 Nov. 1845 in Quatzenheim. He emigrated to America in 1865. Need names of his parents and siblings. Also would like to know the name of the ship on which he emigrated.According to the Alsace Emigration Book, Vol. II, page 29, he may have been traveling with Jean Barth of the same town.Andre lived near Locust from 1865 until retiring in Decoarh. He married Katherine Stoskopf. They had children: Michael, Samuel, Charles J., Lizzie, Julia, and Laura. Would like to make contact with descendants.

Harald Waale <>
Sunday, May 02, 1999 at 14:49:50 (PDT)

Looking for relatives in USA.My gg-grandfather Peder Pedersen Uksedalen lived in Hjartdal,Telemark,Norway had children:1. Anne born 1870 emigrated to USA in 1887, married to Nels Hillerud in Decorah,Iowa. Their children was: Floyd, Stener, Ola, Marie, Palma, Agnes, and Mordon.2. Ingebjorg born 1877 emigrated to Minnesota, USA. She had two daughters and two sons. One daughter alive 1998 in Hawley, Clay county, Minnesota.3. My g-grandfather Gullik Pedersen Hykkerud born 1879 died 1967Peder Pedersen was born at Vaal-Odegaardsmarken in Stange county in Hedemark, Norway, moved to Hjartdal about 1860 ,married 1869 to Margit Gulliksdatter Hesteberget. They lived on the small place called Uksedalen at the Rue farm in Hjartdal county, TelemarkThanks.Harald WaaleVaale farmHjartdal,Telemark

Carol-Jean Boevers <>
Thursday, April 29, 1999 at 09:32:26 (PDT)

RUNYAN: seeking information about HARMON and MARTHA WEBSTER RUNYAN, who lived in Winneshiek county 1855-1872 and MARTIN VANBUREN RUNYAN, brother of Harmon, who was living in Lime Springs, Howard Co., in 1870.

Steve Cox <>
Friday, April 23, 1999 at 20:50:48 (PDT)

I'm looking for any information on a German family, last name of Krei, thatmay have settled in the Springfield Township in Winneshiek County around 1870 and were members of St. Paul Lutheran Church. The father was Fritz (or Frederick) and the mother was Sophia. There were two sons, John (or Johann)and Fred, John Krei marrying a local girl named Minnie Breitsprecher. They leftIowa in 1887 and came to Nebraska. Also, looking for information on aman or family from Ossian, last name of Grave (Greve, Grewe, Grebe...) thatmarried into the family. Thanks! - Steve Cox

Roxanne Barth <>
Friday, April 23, 1999 at 16:17:16 (PDT)

I am trying to piece together members of the STOSKOPF family. Any assistance is welcome. My great grandmother was Mary Louise Stoskopf Barth, b. 1862, d. 1932.

Jeff Taylor - e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at 11:19:49 (PDT)

I'm looking for information about John C. Hall. John was born about 1847 in Clayton County, Iowa. I think John had brothers named William Hall Jr. and David Hall. John Hall married his first wife (Bridget?) in Iowa and had at least one child with her. In 1888, John Hall married his second wife, Anna (Garvey) Riley, in Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. John and Anna's children were Frank Jesse Hall (born 1890), James John Hall, and Lily Ann ("Mabel") Hall. Frank J. Hall married Nellie Hunt. Lily A. Hall married a Hartz. James J. Hall died in World War I. Thanks.

Garth Ulrich - e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Sunday, April 18, 1999 at 01:14:45 (PDT)

Stromstad-Can anyone provide me with any information on my relatives Thomas and Helen STROMSTAD. The 1880 census finds them living in GLENWOOD twp. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Garth Ulrich - e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Sunday, April 18, 1999 at 01:09:29 (PDT)

THOMPSON-Can anyone provide me with any information on my relatives by the name of THOMPSON? The 1880 census of CANOE finds Ole Thompson (37)and his wife Anna (37) with children Carina (14), Thorvald (9), Anders August (7), Malla (4) and Hanna (1). This is all the information that I have on this family. Any additional information would be very much appreciated.

Garth Ulrich - e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Sunday, April 18, 1999 at 01:03:21 (PDT)

ESPE-Can anyone tell me anything about relatives by the names of ESPE? The 1880 census finds widow Bertha Espe (38)living in Decorah twp. with children Christian (16), Julius (14), Jenne (12), Nellie (12), Olaf (10) and Albert (8). Her late husband's name was Ole Espe. This is all the information that I have on this family. Any information would be very welcome.

Cathy Woolworth Moklebust <>
Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at 14:30:23 (PDT)

Searching for the date, place, and burial location of Mons ERICKSON, b. Aug 27, 1815 in Gran Parish, Norway. Wife: Ingeborg PEDERSDATTER. She and their two children, Erick and Kjerste, are buried in Lake and Brookings Counties in SD, but Mons is not among the graves, and is believed to have died in Winnesheik Co. Any helpful information will be appreciated.

Vonda Bongs <>
Wednesday, April 07, 1999 at 16:35:28 (PDT)

Anna Nelsen SKOGSTAD was born near DECORAH in March, 1862. A sister Marit was born in 1864. A sister Isabell (Ingrid?) was born Feb.3,1867. The parents were Nels Nelsen Skogstad and Marith Johannesdatter. They came to Minnesota in 1868. I would like to find out where these girls were born and who their sponsers were when they were baptised. They came to America from Norway in 1861.

Cindy Steenfott <>
Saturday, April 03, 1999 at 16:24:59 (PST)

James and Lydia (OATHOUSE) WATERHOUSE had five children, all born in Iowa between 1861 and 1876. Walter, Jennie Louise, and Charles are three. What were the names of the other two? Jennie Louise was born on April 07, 1872 in Decorah. Does anyone have access to the 1880 Census for Winneshiek Co. who might be willing to check this Census for me? I'm not sure where the family was prior to 1861, but they had moved to Nebraska by 1895 (Jennie's wedding.) and then on to Maricopa Co., AZ by 1900 (Census). If you have information to share please contact me at I would love to hear from you. Regards, Cindy Steenfott

T. B. Jones - e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Friday, April 02, 1999 at 21:17:08 (PST)

I am searching for information about Henry Beadle, who arrived in Iowa from New York State around 1855,farmed there (maybe near Douglass, IA?) until 1861, then enlisted in the Union Army at Auburn, fought in the 12th Iowa (Co. C), was capturedat Shiloh, and died in rebel prison at Macon, GA, in 1862. What I am interested in is his life in Iowa before heenlisted. Henry's wife was Diana Brown Beadle. One of their children was my great grandmother Bettie.Thanks for any and all assistance.Tom Jones

Steve Baynes - e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Friday, April 02, 1999 at 17:24:59 (PST)

I am looking for information on the following ancestors: Annie THOMPSON , born in Norway abt 1825, appears on 1880 Lincoln Twp, Winneshiek Co. census. She was widowed, living with daughters Annie (15) and Tilda (13), son John S THOMPSON (23) and wife Julia (ALFSON) Thompson (23) with 2 yr old son Lw Ed(?).

Gloria Essley Carpenter <>
Monday, March 29, 1999 at 13:44:43 (PST)

Does anyone have access to a 1870 Census IA Winneshiek Co, Buffington TWP 043 1870? I have looking for Francis Essley. I would like other information about this Essley family as we are having trouble finding this branch of our family. Thanks for reading this. - Gloria

Sandi Clarke <Sadi01@AOL.COM>
Saturday, March 27, 1999 at 09:49:12 (PST)

My grandmother's family emigrated in 1882. In St. Paul the parents died, about 1885, and the three children were scattered. I have just been told that Gustav Adolph Hanson about 5 years old at the time was raised in an orphanage/old folks home in Decorah. He later attended Luther College and became a minister. Does anyone know what the name of the orphanage was and where the records are kept?Is there anything written as a history of the orphanage?Would appreciate any help. Thanks, Sandi

W.B. Jackson <>
Saturday, March 20, 1999 at 00:03:57 (PST)

Looking for any information regarding these Penningtons.PENNINGTON Sidney Lloyd Pennington, born 1876, Calmar, Iowa; married 23 Aug 1899, Minnealpolis, Minnesota, Ruth E. Cooley. Live in Amery, Wisconsin in 1927, at time of son's marriage. Son, Phillip Robbins Pennington married 15 May 1927 Mary Frances Brodhag, born 29 December 1906 in Denver, Colorado.Walter Scott Pennington, born 27 May 1881, Mitchell, South Dakota. Brother of Sidney Lloyd Pennington.Parents: Edmund Pennington, born 16 September 1848, probably Peru, LaSalle County, Illinois, died 1 May 1926, Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Carra (aka Carrie) L Johnson born 26 September 1851, South Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Carra's registered DAR # 11595.Georgiana Pennington, b. Decorah, IA; daughter of George Pennington (1839-1906) and Ann M Clark. (b.1843). Georgiana registered DAR # 101411.

Aundrea M Bernard <>
Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 16:15:04 (PST)

Looking for info on the BRANDTS,REQUE,BOTHNE,NAESETH,PREUS surnames. From Decorah, Iowa. I am mainly interested in the relatives born after 1905, as I have the info , before that time period. Thank You

Paul Tripp <>
Monday, March 15, 1999 at 22:55:45 (PST)

Nathan Allen Gates lived in Decorah,Winneshiek, IA in 1880 with wife Harriet Dusenberry. Nathan's father was named Nathan Gates and mother was Sally Foote.I am looking for the birthplace of son or father, and name of father of Nathan.P. Tripp

Patrick Broderick <>
Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 09:30:22 (PST)

I am looking for information on both my maternal and paternal grandfathers my maternal great grandfather was Charles Henry Jennisch born in Koenneshrich (spelling could be off) Wurterneberg, Germany 12/3/1830 He came to US and settled in Decorah about 1847. His son (my granfather) was Henry Joesph Jennisch (born 1865) and married Margaret Ann Murray of Waukon. He owned extensive property in Decorah.My paternal granfather was Thomas Broderick and live most of his life in Ossian - he was a railroad supervisor. He was married at St Joesph Church Paint Rock Iowa which I believe is in Clayton County, grandmothers name was Ellen Linehan. My father Patrick S. Broderick was born in Clayton Iowa Feb 17, 1905. Would appreciate any assistance or help

Robert Ross Nelson <>
Thursday, March 11, 1999 at 21:54:13 (PST)

I am looking for information on my great grandfather Herman A. Billings who lived in Kendalville in Winneshiek County, Iowa in the 1870s and early 1880s. He died there on Sept.25, 1881 from complications resulting from his service in the Civil War. He was married first to Cornelia Covey, then 2nd to Mary Cleghorn or Clegham and then after they both had died he married a 3rd time to Cordelia Hale on Jan. 1, 1872. Herman had 3 sons and a daughter by his first wives; Charles, Herman Edgar, John and Cornelia and 2 children by his last wife; Mabel Louise and Arthur. I would appreciate knowing if anyone knows about this family. Sincerely, Robert Nelson

Jane Cart - e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Wednesday, March 10, 1999 at 14:14:57 (PST)

Seeking information concerning NATHANIEL REDD AND MARTHA SCOBEY BAIRD.Married in Winneshiek County September 18, 1864.

Carole Hobson - e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Tuesday, March 09, 1999 at 10:18:34 (PST)

I am looking for information on my gggrandparents who lived in Frankville township of Winneshiek Co., Ia in 1870 as they are listedon the census. Their names are Edward and Jane Knight Wood. At the time time they came to Iowa, they had 3 sons, Edward Jr., William and Charles (all born in Canada). Charles was born in 1853 in Canada andby the time my gggrandmother Phoebe was born in 1855 they had arrivedin Iowa. Phoebe's death certificate states her parents were FrenchCanadian and they lived in lower Canada. I have hit a brick wall,can anyone tell me if they have any information on this family or whereI can find a lead to move on. This family later moved to Sullivan Co.Missouri and lived out their remaining lives there. Thank you for anyhelp I can get.

Barb Flannery <>
Sunday, March 07, 1999 at 18:21:54 (PST)

I am looking for any marriage info on Ole SORENSON and Marget THORSON, in Winneshiek Co. I believe they married before leaving Decorah in 1869 for Lyon Co IA. The marriage date I have is Jan 29,1869. Do any of the churches have records?

Marguerite Main <>
Saturday, February 27, 1999 at 08:48:52 (PST)

Looking for any information regarding the MAIN family. Parents HIRAM H. MAIN and MANDINA JANE PIERCE (2nd wife: ALMIA OR ALMIRA M. MAIN). Children DAISY E. and SARAH JANE supposedly born in Decorah in May 1879 and May 1882 respectively. Am particularly interested in ANY information regarding son EUGENE HENRY, born 1873 in Winnebago, but who lived in Decorah in 1905. Eugene was married to MARY BOLENEUS WEILAND, and was the father of GEORGE HENRY MAIN (my husband's father). Cannot find marriage certificate for Eugene and Mary, nor any census information that shows Eugene living in Iowa at any time.

Gary Moe <>
Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 12:03:52 (PST)

Looking for information on Anders Moe and family. Arrived at Decorah in 1857 from Norway. Lived about 5 miles east of town. Would like to get current pictures of area and hopefully homestead.

Emmett Brooks <>
Friday, February 19, 1999 at 14:07:14 (PST)

I am looking for any information on the Patrick and Anna MC CUSKER family who came to the U.S.A. in 1847 from Ireland. They are burried in Osian Catholic Cemmetary. There were 5 children who came with them the 6th was born on the way over. Two more one born in Wisc. the other in Ill. who was my grandfather.Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Karen Engstrom <>
Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 00:38:43 (PST)

I am in search of additional information on the family of Jens and Bertina Wold. I have received obituaries of Jens and Bertina Wold and would like to request about two more hours of research on the family.Following are the names of Jens and Bertina Wold's children and what little information I presently have on them.Elling Wold, b. Feb 27, 1867, Hesper, IA; Spouse: Karina; Children: Howard, Bertha, Viola, Effie.Theodor Wold, b. ?; Spouse: Josephine Fossum, b. Nov 14, 1873, Decorah, IA; Children: Alvira Theressa Wold, b. Oct 10, 1898, Hesper, IA; Leighton Jennings Wold, b. Sep 21, 1901, Hesper, IA.Second spouse of Theodor Wold: Annie; Children: Myrtle, Eldora, Arthur, John Bertram, Idella, Doris.Louise Wold; Spouse: ? Hill and Joseph E. Johnson.Ella Wold, b. 1862, IA; Spouse: Anton Thune.John Wold; Spouse: Betsy.Emma Wold, b. Aug 02, 1859, Hesper, IA; d. Sep 08, 1940, Hesper, IA; Spouse: James Thomas Humphrey.The information I am most interested in is any information on Theodor Wold and his family(ies) as he is my G Grandfather. Any information on the rest of his siblings is also welcome. I am interested in birth/marriage/death information.I have e-mailed this request to Stan Jeffers, however I have not been notified if a search is presently being done. If this is a duplicate request, please let me know.Thank you,Karen EngstromVineland, NJ

Pamela Hardy e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Saturday, February 13, 1999 at 23:56:58 (PST)

GG-grandparents, Joseph LINHART and Mary VOTAVA. Married in Spillville, mid-1850's. Children: Joseph, Frank, John and one daughter, name unknown. Moved to ND 1870's or 1880's.G-grandparents, Frank LINHART and Lena SLADEK. Children: Lena, William, Frank and Vivian.

Clarine Andresen - e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 19:04:02 (PST)

Researching THUNE family who settled in Winneshiek Co. in 1850s. John Vilhelmsen Thune (b. 1823, Vang, Valdres, NOR) m. Martha ? Had several children including Anna, Elizabeth (GGgrandma), William E., Tina, Henry, Emma, and August. John's brothers Jørgen (b. 1826) and Thron (b.1829) and parents Vilhelm Johnsen and Kirsti Jørgensdtr Thune also imm. and settled in Winneshiek Co. Any information is greatly appreciated.

Fran Johnson <>
Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 07:37:46 (PST)

Can anyone please help me I am trying to find out any and all information on My grandfathers Uncle Samuel D Goetsch. He was a State senator in 1934 his last Documented address which was found on a flyer he wrote about Farm Programs, and Prices. among my Grandmothers papers. was 310 N. Mill st. Decorah, He may have gone on to become Govenor, I am told he owned extensive property. I am doing my family history and I cant seem to find this gentelemen,s s.s# death date or who he was married to. I would apprieate any help at all, and if there are any researches that live there if you come across any old newspaper articles or anything Id sure apprieate extra copys made and sent to me Im willing to reinburse for any help. Sam was an immportant person in the family and I would like to find out as much as possible to add to my file. for our future generations. Thank you.

Kathy Harmsen No such host awaiting update 9/20/2016
Tuesday, February 09, 1999 at 10:57:14 (PST)

My grandmother was Lauretta Elizabeth KLEIN. She married John Henry Michael (Mike) Wiedeman on December 23, 1907. And lived near Ridgeway, Iowa. Iknow she was born on November 18, 1869 in Balesville, Indiana. I would like to know who her parents were and if she had brothers and sisters, etc. Thank you.

Tom Fitzsimmons <>
Thursday, February 04, 1999 at 11:52:35 (PST)

My father's stepfather was William R. Shea (Will Shea) 1881-1927, who, at one time, probably in the early 1920s, was county auditor of Winnishiek County. His father, I believe, was Daniel and Mary (Walters) Shea, who came to New Hampton from Schenectady, New York in the 19th century. Will Shea had at least two brothers, Parnell and George. Will is buried in St Benedict's Cemetery, I believe.

Judith A. Johnson <>
Wednesday, February 03, 1999 at 20:59:53 (PST)

Researching Erick Anderson b. 20 January 1827 in Norway, d. 23 June 1906 in Decorah; first wife, Larine b. 30 March 1833, d. 16 May 1876 in Decorah. She is buried an Washington Prairie Lutheran Church Cemetery. Erick re-married to Mary Anderson; they are both buried in the old Methodist cemetery across the road from Wash. Prairie Church. Am interested in learning about birthplaces in Norway and other biographical information available. Thank you.

Janette C. Mitchell <>
Monday, February 01, 1999 at 22:24:53 (PST)

I am researching the family of Petronella Ptacek (possibly as Bertha Ptacek) and Josef Velik. I have it that the two were married in Spillville,may 15, 1886. Would like to know how I may get information on birthdates and so forth. Any information or direction to such information would be GREAT! Thank you,JC Mitchell

Karl Backman - e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Saturday, January 30, 1999 at 15:46:42 (PST)

I'm looking for a marriage date/license of my mother. I know she got married in one of the northeastern counties of Iowa in the early part of 1933. Her name was Virgina Johnson and her husbands name was Everett LeRoy Gould. Any help would be appreciated.

Steven W. Bareis <>
Wednesday, January 27, 1999 at 16:25:32 (PST)

I'm looking for the burial place and grave marker information for a Leonard Bareis. I believe he is buried in Burr Oak. Any other Bareis family information would be pertinent also. Thanks.

Jane Peppler <>
Wednesday, January 20, 1999 at 07:52:43 (PST)

At the "Sixth Annual Burt Family Reunion" held Sept. 1900,the following people were listed as living in Decorah:BURT, Mr William HAIKEN, Mr. W.E.; Mrs. E. A Burt; Grace A.HOLWAY, Mrs. Effie Aiken; Ruth E.and from Hesper,BURT, CyrusIf you can identify these people, I would be thrilled!

Jan Christensen <>
Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at 14:48:56 (PST)

My question is:Where is "Stone Bank Lutheran Cemetery" ??????It is supposed to be situated in Decorah, as far as I know.Many Norwegian emigrants were buried there during the last century, but I have found no trace of it.So if anyone have any info about this cemetary, I'd be happy to hear from you.Thanks...

Linda Richards <>
Monday, January 11, 1999 at 18:44:32 (PST)

I am looking for information regarding my great grandfather MARTIN O. HAGA, he lived in Madison Township, Decorah, Iowa. Would there be anyone that has information on his mother ANNE CHRISTOFFER NYGARD? She was born 11-3-1840 in Vang, Valdres, Norway. Martin was raised by Ole and Gunhild Haga in the Ridgeway, Decorah area. I would like to know why and what happend to ANNE. Martin is buried in the Madison Lutheran Cemetery, Decorah, Iowa. Anne is a mystery to me, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Brian Hanson <>
Sunday, January 03, 1999 at 16:26:33 (PST)

I am looking for information on Peder Larsen Haugen, He settled in Canoe Township, Winn Co. in 1853. Also Hans l. Hanson born in 1867, he married Bereth (Bertha) L. Haugen in 1892. Lived in Canoe Township.

Dave Needham <>
Friday, January 01, 1999 at 08:07:14 (PST)

Searching for descendants of Ludwig JOHNSON b. 1861 Oslo, Norway; d. Oct 30, 1921 Decorah, IA; married Sep 21, 1884 in Winneshiek Co. to Evangeline PEDERSON, b. Mar 25, 1857 Oslo, Norway; d. Dec 11, 1933 Decorah, IA. Children: Adolph, b. Nov. 1882; Anna, b. Sep 11, 1885 Winneshiek Co.; Marie, b. Feb 1888; Lucille, b. May 1889; Helga, b. Sep 1892; Olga, b. April 7, 1894 Highlandville, IA, d. Jan 13, 1894 Dixon, IL (my grandmother); Oscar, b. Oct 1897; Carl, b. Nov 1899; Amanda, b. ?; Helen, b. ?. I know about Olga, but do not have vital info or descendants of the other children. -- Dave Needham, 112 N. 6th St., Oregon, IL 61061

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