Winneshiek Co. Queries - 1998


Dorothy(Riehle)Call <>
Wednesday, December 30, 1998 at 12:14:42 (PST)

Seeking information on the KREITZER (Czech spelling Greicar,Grejcar,etc) family. Mathias Kreitzer, born 1834, in Bohemia; married in Germany in 1863 to Agnes Schermer; died and was buried in Spillville, Winneshiek County, Iowa, in 1892. Mathias and his brother, Albert, both worked on St. Wenceslaus Church in Spillville--but Mathias was a farmer there. Albert eventually moved to South Dakota. I am searching for the parents of Mathias and Albert Kreitzer.

Tom Fitzsimmons <>
Tuesday, December 29, 1998 at 10:55:34 (PST)

Has anyone heard the word or phrase, "crime-un-itly"? This is just a try at typing it as it sounded to me. My Father used to say it, and he spent summers of his boyhood in Decorah, visiting the Sohrt family and the Shea family. I am beginning to wonder if it is from another language, say Irish. In Irish, there is a word, "Crymonas" which translated means "Oh, crikey". The phrase was in existence as late as 1974, when I heard a waitress at a Decorah cafe use it.

Christine Martin <>
Tuesday, December 22, 1998 at 16:23:40 (PST)

Jacob MONK b. bet. 1806-1821 in New York, he went to Ontario, Canada and was married in 1849 to Jane CRAWFORD b. bet. 1827-1830 in Ireland. They had seven children: Henry b. 1850 Canada, Susanna b. 1851, Canada, John b. 1852, Canada, George b. 1855 Winneshiek co, Iowa, James E. b. 1858 Winneshiek, Alexander b. 1860 Winneshiek and Daniel b. 1863 Winneshiek. Most of the family ended up in Clay and Palo Alto counties, Iowa. I have found the family in Madison twp for the 1860 and 1870 census's. In 1860, the families of Henry CRAWFORD, John CRAWFORD, George CRAWFORD and John CRAWFORD, Jr. were found living next to the Monk's, I believe that one of these are her parents, most likely John Crawford. Any information about this family would be greatly appreciated

Gerald D. Winger <>
Saturday, December 19, 1998 at 05:43:10 (PST)

I am looking for any information on Engel John Sovik DANIELSON who was born Aug, 31, 1866 in Lysekloster, Bergan, Norway and/or Christine Olena DRANGE, who was born on March 10, 1862, also in Norway. I need to know their parents, grandparents, etc. I am also looking for parents of Even Olson UREN (ULEN), born in 1797 and Berit Engebretsdatter HANDE, born in 1799. Thanks.

Karen Engstrom <>
Thursday, December 17, 1998 at 04:24:46 (PST)

In search of any information on the Lars L. FOSSUM family. Lars FOSSUM married Madeli (Mary) MEDAAS IVERSON of Hardanger, Oppland, Norway. I do not know if they were married in Norway or the US. They settled in Decorah, IA and had seven children: Sophia, Julia, Levi, Louise, Josephine, Annie, and Marie. I am descended from Josephine FOSSUM.

Karen Engstrom <>
Thursday, December 17, 1998 at 04:19:59 (PST)

In search of any information on the Jens WOLD family. Jens WOLD of Trondheim(?), Norway, married Bertina Turina ELLINGSON of Norway. I do not know if they were married in Norway or US. They settled in Hesper, IA and had six children: Emma, Ella, Theodor, Louise, John, and Elling. According to LDS information I have, they are listed as Jens JOHNSON WOLD. Each of the six children have the JOHNSON name listed before WOLD. Theodor WOLD was my great-grandfather. There was a serious split in the family in the early 1900s and the WOLDs an aunt of mine was in contact with declined to offer any information.

Marcia Evenson Johnson <>
Sunday, December 06, 1998 at 19:47:00 (PST)

Searching for information about MARTHE OLSDATTER from the farm Uroen in Faaberg Parish, Oppland County, Norway, her first husband, LARS VOLL (WOLD), and her second husband, HANS OLSEN. Lars and Marthe came to America in early 1860s and Lars was injured in the Civil War and died in Decorah. Thank you.

Gerald Winger <>
Sunday, December 06, 1998 at 08:39:22 (PST)

I am looking for information about Tollef and Gurine Winger who lived in Springfield Township in the early 1900's and then bought the Ole Solum farm around 1913. Does anyone have information where they might have been prior to 1913. Tollef was born in 1881 but am having trouble learning where. I was told maybe Minot, North Dakota. Any help on Tollef or Gurine would be helpful. Thanks. I am new to this so I am also looking for any hints on genealogy.

William S. Steinman - e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Saturday, December 05, 1998 at 12:25:41 (PST)

I am looking for information on and/or descendents of Adam STEINMAN. He was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany on October 6, 1813, came to the U.S. in 1831, married Rebecca Klontz on August 29, 1839 in Xenia, Green County, Ohio, and died on October 17, 1899 in Decorah, Winnesheik, Co., Iowa. His children were John STEINMAN, Sarah STEINMAN, Mary STEINMAN, Leah STEINMAN, and George STEINMAN. Anybody who knows anything about these people and/or are descended from them, please contact me. He was a first cousin to my g-g-grandfather, Peter STEINMAN.

Larry Proud - e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Saturday, November 28, 1998 at 17:00:25 (PST)

Looking for any information on William John PROUD born in Decorah on Oct. 17, 1868. As a small child he moved with his family to Kansas and then to Nebraska. He had two children, Edith and Lyle (my father who was born in Fairbury, Neb.) At the time of his death in 1916, he was survived by his mother, two brothers, two sisters and wife and children. Thank you, Larry Proud, Corning, IA

Kathy Burton - e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Friday, November 20, 1998 at 22:06:43 (PST)

I'm seeking to fill in gaps in the information I have about my great great grandparents, Henry E. CLARK(E) and Almina S. GORMAN. They were married in Winneshiek County on October 8, 1857. He passed away there in September of 1880. The remaining information I have on these individuals is: Henry was born in 1830 in New York. Almina was born in 1842 in Ontario, Canada. They had 7 children. Henry R.(or possibly K)Clark in 1860 in Calmar, George Washington Clarke (my great grandfather) on March 20, 1864, Mary A. in 1868, James B. in 1872, Selena in 1874, Almina in 1876 and William S. in 1878 all in Frankville. This is from census records I could locate from 1860 - 1890. Thank you for your assistance!

Janice Sowers <>
Thursday, November 12, 1998 at 14:13:44 (PST)

Charles K Winn: I have somehow lost the e-mail address of Dave LaFave. We have some questions to ask you and then I can perhaps look for him in the Little Turkey Cemetery for you, weather permitting. Janice

Susan Kuennen <>
Wednesday, November 11, 1998 at 16:22:41 (PST)

I am seeking any informaton regarding Maria Josephine GERLEMAN b 30 Nov 1840. She married Johann Adam MARTIN 4 Nov 1861 in Festina, Winneshiek, Iowa. Am especially interested in where she was from and who her parents were. She had one child Maria Elizabeth MARTIN b. 3 Aug 1862. The mother, Maria, died in a wagon accident 8 Aug 1862.

Barbara McNamer - e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Monday, November 02, 1998 at 14:16:24 (PST)

I am looking for anything about a surname MRACEK, Mrachek, Mrazek. The info I have is that he had a farm near Spillville, Iowa probably in the mid to late 1800's. Was there any Bohemian communities in that area at that time??

LBurch <>
Thursday, October 22, 1998 at 14:43:11 (PDT)

Looking for information regarding Wiltgen/Wildgen families living in Ossian, Iowa c.1870's-1940's. John (Dominic) Wiltgen raised a family of 12 children all born in Ossian. Louisa Kuther Wiltgen d. 1939 in Ossian, Iowa. Any information greatly appreciated. Please e-mail. LBurch.

Ronald Stenberg <>
Wednesday, October 21, 1998 at 21:20:41 (PDT)

Searching for information in WINNESHIEK Cty, IA. Living descendants of my Great, Great Grandmother, MARTHA MONSDATTER's parents were MONS and KATHERINA MONSON. However, my research leads me to believe otherwise. It was understood that MARTHA, her parents & another daughter emigrated from BERGEN area of Norway in 1853 or 1854, settling in WINNESHIEK Cty, IA. It's understood MARTHA's parents died while living in WINNESHIEK Cty. MARTHA married my gg Grandfather, JOHANNES O. (OLESON, OLESEN, or OLSEN) SKAURUD in Winneshiek Cty in abt 1856. However, it appears my gg Grandfather was known as JOHN OLSEN, a laborer, during 1856 Census of GLENWOOD TWP at age 26 (he was born 27 Aug 1829 near KOLBU, Norway). This 1856 Census also shows (on same sheet) CHATHRIN ELISON, age 41; MARTHY ELERSON, age 15; ESTHER ELERSON, age 12; OLE ELERSON, age 4; and a male son, age 2. The 16 Aug 1860 GLENWOOD TWP Census now shows a CATHERINE OLESEN, age 45; ESTHER, age 16, OLE, age 8; and HANS, age 6. These people have to be same as in 1856 Census; however, "MARTHY" is not shown. Believe this "MARTHY" is actually my gg Grandmother who married my gg Grandfather in 1856. The Aug 1860 GLENWOOD TWP Census also shows a JOHN OLESON, age 30, a farmer, with wife named "MARTHA", age 19; son OLE C., age 3; and MARY C., age 4/12. This is definitely my gg Grandparents and children - including their son, Ole (my Great Grandfather) as ages for 2 children are as should be. I could not locate MARTHA's mother in a 1860 Census, who I presume to be the CATHERINE shown in 1856 Census where she must haved started using the OLESEN name of her "new" son-in-law). The July 1870 Census of FRANKVILLE TWP shows JOHN OLSON, MARTHA, OLE C., CORNELIA M., ALBERT, AND FRANK S. Of CATHERINE's children, there was a HANS OLESON or spelling could have been OLESEN as difficult to read in Aug 1870 Census for GLENWOOD TWP and appears his occupation was he worked in blacksmith shop. I couldn't identify CATHERINE's other children, ESTHER and OLE. Also, don't know what happened to CATHERINE's husband, MONS. Perhaps he died on voyage from Norway, or died soon after arriving WINNESHIEK Cty? It had been thought that MARTHA's sister's name was MINNIE, who married JOHN OLAVUS MOE, who had been Postmaster at OSSIAN IA. However, I believe MARTHA's sister is actually the ESTHER (as shown above), who later married JOHN MOE's father, OLE O. MOE. See Winneshiek County, Iowa, Biographies - 1996, which shows OLE marrying AASE MONSON. I understand AASE is ESTHER in America. That history book shows AASE (ESTHER) was born in 1844 in the SOGN (north of Bergen) area of Norway and OLE MOE was born in 1840. As further information, JOHN and MARTHA's son, OLE C. (my Great Grandfather), later married HELMINE (SKINDERVIKEN) VICK. Please contact me at

Peggy Sedivy Nielsen <>
Wednesday, October 07, 1998 at 08:01:35 (PDT)

Many of our ancestors came from Bohemia (Czech Republic) and settled in Winnishiek Co. before moving on to North Dakota Territory to homestead. My family was no different so am researching SEDIVY, SINDLER, VLASEK, BINA.

Sam Broyles <>
Monday, October 05, 1998 at 21:41:57 (PDT)

TORGERSON, Torger (b. 1812 Noray;d. 1892 Pinkhampton, Jackson Co., CO) emigrated to Iowa after 1845. Wife Elmena/Almena ---; Issue: Lena (b. 1845 Nor), Henry, Daniel, Jennie, and Mary Dorothy (b. 1852 Nor). Mary Dorothy mar. John Frederick Hagbery Jr. 10/18/1870 Decorah, and had issue Dora, Frank, William, and John before migrating to Kansas before 1878. Lena and Jennie Torgerson may have mar. men named Boyd and Chicketts. Daniel Torgerson was reputed to have worked for the Diamond Match company in San Francisco. HAGBERY, John Frederick Sr. b. 18?? Sweden, emigrated to Winnishiek Co. after 1849; reputed to be a minister (religion not known) Disappeared before 1870 and may have gone to Ohio. Married in Sweden, wife may have died there. Second wife name not known had two daughters from previous marriage. Hagbery name may have been Hagberg. Seeking descendants of Torger/Elmena and any&all information about the Hagbery family. Any assistance greatly appreciated.

Katherine (Knar) Moniz <>
Thursday, October 01, 1998 at 13:12:07 (PDT)

I am looking for a marriage record for John L. Knar and Norma L. Larson. They were married in Winneshiek County in 1933 or 1934. I am trying to get the information so my son can complete a geneology report for a high school project. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Margaret Merrill <>
Tuesday, September 29, 1998 at 20:41:10 (PDT)

Looking for MCGOURTY, MCMORROW and RONAN in Winneshiek County from 1870-1900.

Evelyn Huerd <>
Monday, September 28, 1998 at 19:45:27 (PDT)

Marshall Collins and wife, Eliza, had 7 children. Does anyone know where William, Albert, Rachel, George, John Perry, or Frederick might have gone? They lived in Bluffton, IA in the 1860's and 1870's. I would like to correspond with anyone from their family lines. Thanks!

Evelyn Huerd <>
Monday, September 28, 1998 at 19:40:08 (PDT)

Have been looking for the death date and place of Marshall Collins. He lived in Bluffton, IA in 1860,1870,1880 with his wife, Eliza. Eliza died in 1881 in Bluffton but Marshall disappears then. Does anyone know where he might have gone? Marshall was born in NY and his father was born in RI. Marshall's son, Eleazer, is my g-grandfather. He left IA in the 1870's and moved to OR. Marshall did not go to OR. Thanks!

Cynthia L. Steenfott <>
Monday, September 14, 1998 at 09:54:34 (PDT)

I'm searching for information or connections to the WATERHOUSE family who made their home in Winneshiek Co. in the late 1860's early 1870's. Jennie Louise WATERHOUSE was born in Decorah in 1872. Jennie moved to Nebraska with her parents, James WATERHOUSE and Lydia OATHOUSE when she was 14. After her marriage to DeForest WRIGHT, Jennie moved back to Iowa until 1906 when they moved on to Idaho. I believe Jennie had at least three siblings. I look forward to corresponding with anyone who has connections to these surnames. Cynthia L. Steenfott

Luci J. Baker - e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Saturday, September 05, 1998 at 09:56:21 (PDT)

I'm researching the following Surnames in Winneshick Co. ... mainly Springfield and Decorah Twonship. HEGG, HANSON, LINNEVOLD, VISTE, JACOBSEN, ABRAHAMSON, and a few others. I am looking for anyone who is doing research on the same. Any cousins out there??? Thanks!

D'Arcy Hande - e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Friday, September 04, 1998 at 21:45:58 (PDT)

HANDE, HAMRE, HJELLE-HAUGEN, KIRKEVOLD, NESTE, UHLEN/UHREN/ULEN/UREN, EVENSONSearching for information on and descendants of the following related families:Peder Halvorson HANDE (1834-1900), his 1st wife Gunhild Reiersdatter KIRKEVOLD (1840-1866?), and his 2nd wife Ingri Olsdatter NESTE (1843-1902). Peder and Gunhild emigrated from Norway to USA in 1866. A son Nils was born on the ship coming over, and Gunhild seems to have died shortly thereafter. Peder married Ingri in 1867, probably at Decorah, Winneshiek Co., IA. The first child, Ole Pederson HANDE/HANDY (1867-1928) was born in Decorah. From there the family moved to Douglas Co., MN.Reier Knudson HAMRE (1831-1913) and his wife Marit Gudmundsdatter HANDE (b. 1840) were also Norwegian immigrants to Decorah, Winneshiek Co., IA. Their children were: Ingeborg "Belle" (1860-1925) m. John O. JOHNSTON; Inge (b. 1863?); Ole (b. 1864?); Betsey Caroline (1868-1953) m. Hans C. HJERLEID; Gustave R. (1870-1931) m. Anna M. ESPESETH; Ida (1870-1910) m. Hans O. JOHNSON; Mathilda (1873-1885); and Oscar Albert (1875-1902).The following children of Even Olson UHLEN/UHREN/ULEN/UREN (1797-1859) and Berit Engebretsdatter HANDE (b. 1799) lived, or may have lived around Decorah: Marit (1821-1913) m. Iermund O. HJELLE-HAUGEN; Ingri (1827-1887) m. Torstein O. HJELLE-HAUGEN; Otto EVENSON (1837-1918) m. Anne VIK; and Engebret EVENSON (1842-1913) m. Marit T. KIRKEVOLD.

Joseph Brow <>
Friday, September 04, 1998 at 18:21:01 (PDT)

Looking for descendents of Anton (Anthon) Hanson (Johannessen) who was born in Vestre Toten, Oppland, Norway in 1858. Emigrated to the Washington Prarie area of east Decorah in 1869 with his parents, Hans and Karen and two brothers, Martin and Oli C.. Last found on the 1870 census. When Martin died in 1914, Anton was suppose to be in Lattimore, Iowa. There is no such place. Any info would be most appreciated. Please contact:Joseph

T. Penkala - e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Tuesday, August 18, 1998 at 18:54:10 (PDT)

I am looking for information on the Hogan family who lived in Decorah in the late 1800's then travelled and settled in Canada. Family folklore has it the Johnny Hogan was run out of Decorah for some reason but no one knows why. Would love to discover the reasons why the Hogan family left the States.

Tammy Kuhn <>
Wednesday, August 12, 1998 at 20:27:15 (PDT)

I am currently researching the following Winneshiek Co. surnames: KUHN, LUDWIG, NOVOTNY, MIKOTA, MARTINEK, SLEPICKA, CHEKAL and BURIC. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Dale Jones - e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Wednesday, August 12, 1998 at 17:50:08 (PDT)

Looking for any info on Walter and Rosa JONES Lawrence. The moved from the Crawford County WI area to the Calmar area probably early in this century.

joseph Meyer - e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Saturday, August 08, 1998 at 12:11:19 (PDT)

Seeking information on Frank SOKOP Sr. and Frank SOKOP jr both listed in 1870 census for wineshiek county,one lived in Calmar tp and the other in Sumner tp. Appreciate any Sokop information

Pamela Storm Wolfskill <>
Thursday, August 06, 1998 at 12:54:17 (PDT)

Looking for decendants of Halvor E. HOLTEN (b. 1846, d. 1921 KanabecCo, MN) and his wife Johanna SIVERTSEN (b. 1846, d. 1923 Kanabec Co,MN). They came to the US abt. 1901/02 and spent several years inWinneshiek Co, where several of their 9 children lived:1. Engebreght HOLTEN, b. 1870, m. Grace Viola JEWELL of Benton Co, IA2. Austin HOLTEN b. 1872/3, m. Carolina JOHNSON3. John HOLTEN, b. 1875, m. Marit HUSEBY 1902 in Ossian, IA4. Sivert HOLTEN, b. 1878, b. Gurine VEISETAUNE5. Anne HOLTEN, b. 1880, m. Olaf GERWALD, d. 1902 in Ossian, IA6. Martin HOLTEN, b. 1883, m. Alma HOFF, d. 1969 in Calmar, IA7. Gjertrude HOLTEN, b.. 1885, m. Olaf GERWALD8. Mari HOLTEN, b. 1889, m. Robert RICHART9. Marit HOLTEN, b. 1892, d. 1897Would love to hear from decendants of any of these people and willbe happy to share whatever information I have. Thank you!

Cheryl Larson <>
Tuesday, August 04, 1998 at 17:57:04 (PDT)

I seek the Mallo(w)(s) family I found in an 1870 census in Calmar township, Winneshiek Co. They were conprised of Catrina, Frank, Frans, John and Stina. Any help would be greatly appreciated.8/4/98

Clifford Tengesdal e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Monday, July 27, 1998 at 20:49:28 (PDT)

Looking for information on my Greatgrandfather, Iver Steen.Iver was born on September 10,1850 at Gausdal, Oppland Co., Norway. While living there he had the last name of Knudsen. After Iver was born the family moved to the Stiene farm of West Slidre, Valdres and changed their last name to Steine. In May of 1873 Iver's mother and her other four children emigrated to America. Arriving in New York they americanized their name spelling it 'Steen'. From New York they went to Manitowoc, Wisconsin for awhile.Iver went to Winneshiek Co., Iowa where he met Julia Sevalson, the daughter of John and Marit Sevalson/Losen. Iver and Julia were married on July 4, 1879 at Decorah, Iowa.They had one son, Carl Johan Steen, born August 11, 1880 near Kendallville in Fremont Township, Winneshiek Co., Iowa.Before Carl turned three years old Iver and Julia abandon him. They left Carl with Julia's parents. Julia and Iver went their separate ways and Later Julia married Iver's brother, Knut.We have no further in formation on the history of Iver like why did he leave, where he went, and when did he pass away and where is he buried.

Carole Fishr <>
Friday, July 17, 1998 at 14:02:08 (PDT)

Looking for information on my grandfather, William Leslie KNUDSON, who may have been born in Decorah on 18 Dec 1881/80 to Charles KNUDSON and Helen Augusta BEALES.

S.K. Carroll <>
Tuesday, July 14, 1998 at 22:25:17 (PDT)

AHERN, CARROLL, CLINCH/CLYNCH, DRILLING, PURCELL, STEWART, Looking for information on any of these related families ! -Winnesheik & Howard Counties !We are especially looking to connect with other descendent cousins !!!We are particularly looking for Mary & Vergil Ahern & other Descendents of Jeremiah & Catherine (Purcell) AHERN !!!

Molly Myron <>
Monday, July 13, 1998 at 17:26:03 (PDT)

Searching for relatives or decendants of D. BLACHT from Charter signatures of the St. John's Lutheran Church "The Old Stone Church"west of Ridgeway, IA. Charter is dated 1872-1873. Thank you

Jan Hogeboom <>
Tuesday, June 30, 1998 at 14:20:06 (PDT)

I'm looking for information concering my great-grandfather, Alfred Camp. According to his wedding photos, he was married, or at least had the photos taken at Fort Atkinson. His wife's name was Hattie Stevens, or Hattie Price. I do believe that Price was Hattie's mother's maiden name. As for the wedding date, I'm not sure of the actual date, but I'm guessing they were married in the 1880's.

Cathy Paulson <>
Monday, June 29, 1998 at 19:31:51 (PDT)

Looking for descendants of Reinhart Jonsen Melbye and Sigrid Halvorsdatter who were married in Norwegian Lutheran College on Dec. 8, 1871.

Chris Holter - e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Wednesday, June 24, 1998 at 18:54:27 (PDT)

I am looking for any information on the deaths of my great-great grandparents Nils Nilson Kjome Jr. and Anna Maria Lien Kjome in Winneshiek County. Nils died July 11, 1917 in Decorah, I believe. I have no information on Anna Maria, though she survived Nils.I would also like to verify that my grandfather, Arthur Morten Holter, Sr. was born in Winneshiek County on August 16, 1894. Thanks for any help.

Jean Nichols <>
Tuesday, June 23, 1998 at 17:00:33 (PDT)

I am searching for the parents of Rachel GRISWOLD,before 1850,also the place she might be buried . Am looking for the wife of Jonatahan DENISON,possibly Margaret's resting place,. died before 1850. Thanks,Jean

Fr. J. Patrick Foley <>
Sunday, June 21, 1998 at 23:29:53 (PDT)

I am looking for any information regarding the family of ELLEN LORETTA McDONALD, born in Castalia, Iowa, October 16, 1879. Her parents were John McDonald, native of County Cavan, Ireland, and Annie Cumiskey, native of New Diggings, Wisconsin. ANY information will be helpful and very much appreciated. Thank you!

BARB BONHAM - e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Monday, June 15, 1998 at 21:08:31 (PDT)

Does anyone have access to the St. Wenceslaus cemetery records in Spillville? I am looking for the exact date of death and burial placeof FRANK PANKA who died ca 1889. He is the only one of his familyburied in Iowa. Even the smallest bit of information would be greatlyappreciated.

Kendall C. Mellem <>
Tuesday, June 02, 1998 at 05:31:04 (PDT)

My recently posted Mellem query is correct, but my email address has changed to The old address,, is now unreliable. Kendall Mellem

Wayne Ross <>
Friday, May 29, 1998 at 16:09:32 (PDT)

Seeking information about the OYLOE family(s) in or about Decorah, Calmar and Springield Townships 1880-1895. My local library does not have any Iowa Census Indices. I did find one OYLOE in Ossian (Military TWP) in 1880, but no others.If anyone has access to CI would appreciate lookup.TIA

Barbara DiMunno <>
Friday, May 22, 1998 at 16:16:37 (PDT)

I am researching the family of William E. KIMBER and Rosanna BRUNDAGE of Burr Oak, Iowa and would like to hear from anyone also working on this family. They were originally from Minisink, Orange Co., New York. William E. KIMBER was born Nov. 20, 1815 and died March 2, 1904 in Burr Oak at his son's home, George KIMBER. Rosanna BRUNDAGE was born Oct. 3, 1820 and died July 8, 1891 in Hesper Township, Winneshiek Co., Iowa. William E. KIMBER left New York State about 1850 and relocated to Rock Co., Wisconsin. Later he moved his family to Lansboro, Minnesota and then to Burr Oak, Iowa. I have done a lot of work on the KIMBER family in Orange Co., New York and will be glad to share with all.

Mark McMahon - e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Friday, May 15, 1998 at 23:10:59 (PDT)

I am looking for any information regarding a JOSEPH W. MCMAHON born 1874 in Decorah. He moved to Sioux Falls, SD in 1881 with his parents. Any information is appreciated.

Crystal A. Bingham <>
Tuesday, May 12, 1998 at 22:06:18 (PDT)

Looking for information on families of siblings John, Samuel, Martha, Andrew, William C. FOX moved from West Union, Wv to Castalia, Ia abt 1870.JOHN FOX married PHEBE DOTY children: Charles M., Ethel M. Pansy L., John E., and maybe Anna M. (married name DOWD)MARTHA FOX wed JOHN P MUSSER, lived in Bloomfield Twp.ANDREW FOX wed MYRA LAMBERT of Castalia; children: Vernon L, Telford or Theodore, Grace, Lambert, Jessie, Guy. Lived in Castalia, Ia Falls, Des Moines. Myra was daughter of Enos/Esther Halcom Lambert. Other family includes Eva L./William Ebersole; Addie/V A Carlton; Millie/E. O. Riggs, Fremont, Joseph, Alma, John, and Marion Lambert.William C FOX, son of William C. wed Exceline NICHOLSON had 2 unknown daughters and son Tillman. Wm C. (the younger) also lived in Macgregor (Ia).Other Foxes lived in Fayette Co.Am interested in information and correspondence with ANY relations of the above people.

Michael Hofemann <>
Wednesday, May 06, 1998 at 13:26:09 (PDT)

RYAN, OBRIEN, FARRELL - Researching these early families in Winneskiek County. Michael RYAN family arriving in late 1850s to Harpers Ferry, Andrew OBRIEN Family arriving before 1865 to Decorah/Bluffton and Patrick FARRELL family arriving before 1860.

nancy cunningham No such host awaiting update 9/20/2016
Saturday, April 18, 1998 at 18:30:42 (PDT)

Dostal, Prybly, Kloyda familiesSpillville and Many Iowa 1850-1900moved on to Jackson MNDoes anyone know these families?

Terry Hill <>
Saturday, April 18, 1998 at 16:21:46 (PDT)

I'm descended from several Norwegians that settled in Winneshiek County, Iowa. I'm researching all lines and would be interested in hearing from you if your related. Researching the following surnames: Hill/Hell (John/Johan), Hendrickson (both Hans & Henrick Hendrickson families), Fadnes (Henrick), and Serdahl (Nels or daughter Olava). Other related names are Teslow, Geving (Bjorn and Ingeborg), and Langeland. I'm interested in not just names and dates, but I want to know who my ancestors were. They settled in Glenwood Twp., Canoe Twp., and Pleasant Twp. I'm interested in what the area was like at the time they arrived from Norway, which would be between 1850 and 1884 depending on the line.

Brian Gaber <>
Friday, April 10, 1998 at 06:09:32 (PDT)

Does anyone know what became of Edwin B. Hutchinson and his wifeCaroline E. Goddard? They were noted in the 1870 census living inDecorah.

Sue Bumerts <>
Monday, April 06, 1998 at 06:16:12 (PDT)

1870 Oak Burr, Winneshiek Co, IA censusAsa S. WINGATE 63 b. Canada West, farmerEunice (maiden name unknown)WINGATE 53 b. New York, keeping houseAlonzo WINGATE 20 b. Illinois, farm laborerJohn B. WINGATE m Sallie STOUT 1889 Red River Co, TXWilliam Danile WINGATE b. 1893 Clarksville, Red River Co., TX (my grandfather)I believe Alonzo WINGATE is the father of John B. WINGATE from family records (Death Cert & census records).Any information would be appreciated. Sue

Rich Halverson <>
Sunday, April 05, 1998 at 15:19:26 (PDT)

Researching Hove and Halverson surnames. Specifically, Ole JonsonHove and family who emigrated from Sognefjord area of Norway and Bertinar (or Bertinus) Halverson who emigrated in 1868 from around Trysil in eastern Norway. Both settled in Winneshiek County beforeB. Halverson and family moved to Dakota Territory. Please respond toRich Halverson,

Lon Doyle <>
Tuesday, March 31, 1998 at 06:11:48 (PST)

Looking for any information on Daniel and Mary (Doyle) LOGAN who resided in Winneshiek Co. in 1872. They had one child Theodore. Any information would be helpful. Thanks!!!

Scott Singleton <>
Tuesday, March 24, 1998 at 08:23:15 (PST)

Im looking for data on ANNA STEPHEN b. 1842 at Ft. Atkinson, Iowa. She married JAMES MICHAEL RIHA b. 1846 at Ft. Atkinson. They had at least four children James, Albert, Anna and Mary. They all moved to Fairfax, SD where James died and Anna was remarried to Joseph Mashek a homesteader there. Joseph and Anna had three children Rose, Lydia and Charles. Any information would be appreciated. Will share any information that I have.

Scott Singleton <>
Tuesday, March 24, 1998 at 08:08:18 (PST)

Looking for information on JAMES MICHAEL RIHA b. abt 1846 at Ft. Atkinson, Iowa and had a son James b. 2 FEB 1874 at Ft. Atkinson, Iowa. The son moved to Butte, Nebraska and married ANNA HUMPAL from Kimball, SD. Any help would be appreciated. James Michel also had a son Albert b. April 1876 at Ft. Atkinson and later moved to Fairfax, SD where he married Mary Pistulka in 1898. There were also two daughters Anna and Mary, but I have no information on them. I have decendancy information on James (Jr) and Albert that I will gladly share.

Ken Hovet <>
Sunday, March 22, 1998 at 15:11:38 (PST)

Hello, I am looking for information about a Johann and Aashild Hovet who left Norway April 11, 1868 and settled in Winneshiek County, Iowa. I would like to know the approximately time of arrival in Winneshiek. Also, would like to get information from naturalization records, land records (purchase date, parcel size, legal description, date of sale, etc.) Also, they had several children while living in Winneshiek. Would like to know names, dates of birth, etc.Whatever information can be provided will be appreciated.Thank YouKen

Sandy - e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Saturday, March 21, 1998 at 22:05:16 (PST)

Trying to find family that disappeared after 1880 census in Clayton Co. and believe they followed other family members into Winneshiek Co. Please keep an eye out for Valentine & Catherine Bernhard/Barnhart/Burnheart and their children, Mary, Frank, Anna , Clara and Ella...

J. Kirchner <>
Wednesday, March 18, 1998 at 09:59:59 (PST)

I am looking for any information on family of Knud and Anna Anderson, who lived in Decorah in about the mid 1800's, Their son was Johan Andreas (He went by A.K.) Anderson who went to dakota Territory to live. His wife Anna sophia Nelson was the daughter of Nels and Anna Olson of Plainview, MN.

William B Jackson <>
Friday, March 13, 1998 at 20:23:58 (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.

Paul Maruska <>
Friday, March 06, 1998 at 15:29:19 (PST)

Looking for the MARUSKA family. Frank MARUSKA came to the U.S. about 1870 (twenty-one years old) from Bohemia and married Margert (Maggie) Rausch of Winneshiek county and had one child Frank J. Maruska b. October 20, 1878 in Fort Atkinson, IA. Maggie died in Winneshiek county and Frank moved to Howard county in 1888 and remarried. Any information about Frank MARUSKA would be greatly appreciated.

K. Whelpley <>
Friday, March 06, 1998 at 13:14:51 (PST)

I am helping a fellow Norwegian in researching on USA emigrates from the Hornindal area, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. Please contact me if you have a connection to that area.

Sandy Bressler - e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Sunday, March 01, 1998 at 01:23:59 (PST)

In Castalia, BERNHARD, George 1864-1945 was a rural mail carrier for Route 2 for 26yrs and his wife Jessie Mae Anderson helped when he took vacation or the others needed a backup. I have recently acquired 2 photos from that era and would like more historical information as well...??? ....thanks......Sandy

Sandy Bressler - e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Sunday, March 01, 1998 at 01:23:18 (PST)

BERNHARD, George 1864-1945 was a rural mail carrier for Route 2 for 26yrs and his wife Jessie Mae Anderson helped when he took vacation or the others needed a backup. I have recently acquired 2 photos from that era and would like more historical information as well...??? ....thanks......Sandy

Kendall Mellem - e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Friday, February 27, 1998 at 13:57:55 (PST)

Erik Olsen Mellem and his wife Maren Martinsdatter Roya emmigrated from Brandval Parish in the Solor area of Norway to Decorah in 1871. His sister, also named Maren, and her husband Peter Korsmoe or Kosmo are said to have also emmigrated with Erik and Maren, but may have settled elsewhere. I have also been told that a brother, possible Ole Mellem emmigrated also, probably to Decorah. Family lore says that he moved to the Grand Forks, ND area and changed his name to Miller. Erik and Maren were the parents of Olivia, Thea, Minda (Mae) and Olavus (Louis). If this is your family, or if you have information about the Korsmoes or Ole Mellem, please contact me.

Michael Blackstone No such host awaiting update 9/20/2016
Thursday, February 26, 1998 at 21:57:56 (PST)

I would like to have birth record information about my grandfather,and here's where it gets tricky, I'm not positive of his name. From what I have, it is ARIS COTONT WELLER, born June 24, 1889, inDecorah, Iowa. It's the first two names I'm not sure of. The surname,WELLER, is accurate. Variations of the first name I've seen isARRIS, and the second name, CONTANT. His father's name is CHARLESELLIOT WELLER, and mother's name is CASSIE ANN SISLEY. Any help willbe much appreciated.Thank You, Michael Blackstone

Lori Krei <>
Tuesday, February 24, 1998 at 20:03:55 (PST)

I am looking for information on the Gulbrand and Ingri RUDE family who settled in the Decorah area in 1870 to 1876. Also looking for birth information on the daughter of Gulbrand and Ingri who was named Ingri RUDE born on 24 Sept 1870.

Dorothy (Riehle) Call <>
Saturday, February 21, 1998 at 10:43:53 (PST)

HELD,KREITZER,RIEHLE,STEINMETZ. Seeking information on these four families before the 1850's. All were residents of Winneshiek County, Iowa.

Spencer KIRSCHMAN <>
Sunday, February 01, 1998 at 09:36:21 (PST)

Searching for information regarding marriage of a DE WELLO to my at grandmother Lida Belle GODDARD. A son named Percy was born 1892. Widow Lida Belle married my gradfather Amos Daniel KIRSCHMAN IN 1895.

Rod Skinner <>
Saturday, January 31, 1998 at 14:54:13 (PST)

OLSEN, WOODI am looking for OLSEN and WOOD family information. Nicholas OLSEN b. May 5, 1872 in Ridgeway, IA. He married Sarah Wood who was b. June 02, 1873 in Cassville, WI. They had moved to Fruita, Mesa County, Colorado by 1908. Nicholas died there in 1910.

MaryLynne Ellis <>
Friday, January 30, 1998 at 20:27:40 (PST)

I have found a photograph of a lady that was taken in Decorah--written on the front is this name: Pearl (MABRY) SMITH, Children's Hospital.Anyone with ideas where Childrens' Hospital is or how toidentify this lady?

Miss Désirée de Nantes <>
Friday, January 30, 1998 at 00:33:36 (PST)

I descend from Mary Taylor BARKER (née HEMENWAY) who came to Decorah, Winnishiek County, Iowa sometime after 1852, coming from Valparaíso,Indiana (previously Branch County, Michigan). She was with her childrenMyron Irving, Lucy Amelia, Byron E, Mary C, and Lewis E. Did Lucy AmeliaBARKER marry James Lawrence SAMPSON in Winneshiek County on 18/19 September 1860 ? This family of BARKERs would have been in WinneshiekCounty between 1852 and 1880. Please e-mail me at .Thank you.

Pat Foreman <>
Sunday, January 25, 1998 at 16:43:28 (PST)

Researching the ZOULEK family who came from Bohemia March 15, 1867. They settled for a time in Chicago. Brother Frank was accidentally shot by police in a case of mistaken identity. Joseph along with their unmarried sister Anna, moved to Bower Harbor, Old Mission, Michigan. John and his wife Frances moved to Spillville. I am looking for any and all information on this line. Happy to share all other information that I've gathered.

Mary MacMartin <>
Sunday, January 25, 1998 at 07:57:22 (PST)

Searching for descendants of Peter McMARTIN and Lucinda DEAN. Peter is found on the 1860 census in Allamakee Co. and the 1870 census in Winneshiek CO. Lucinda DEAN was the daughter of Lewis DEAN and Sarah (SQUIRES). They are found on the 1870 and 1880 census living with their son Franklinin Winneshiek CO. They are buried in Pleasant View Cemetary.

Darleen Berens - e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Saturday, January 24, 1998 at 23:44:29 (PST)

GEHLING-Looking for parents for a Margaret Gehling b. Feb 1858 in Winneshiek Co. She married Henry Brinck and settled in Carroll Co., IA

garth Ulrich - e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Friday, January 23, 1998 at 11:54:08 (PST)

Voldeng and Arness from Winishiek Co.

Mary Ann Mushel - e-mail address failed verification test awaiting update
Sunday, January 18, 1998 at 19:53:20 (PST)

YOUNG, ATHERTON HAROLD-Daughter maud Irene Born Decorah 6 Nov 1892. Did her father Atherton wed in Decorah? Grandfather John Cary from VT? wed a Octavia Flowers Iowa, other children besides Atherton? thanks

Tim Daly <>
Wednesday, January 07, 1998 at 20:05:40 (PST)

I'm interested in hearing about any DALY'S in Winneshiek Co. Also BARRETT, HENRY and MALANAPHY.

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