Apr - Jun 1998 Queries
Cass County, North Dakota

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Bruce Walter Thu Apr 9 10:18:31 1998
I am looking for the WALTER family in North Dakota, their roots would be from Mich, Ohio or Pa. Common names appear to be Edward, Sheldon, Elizabeth, Abaishia. My family split in the late 1800's and some moved to N.D. If anyone has roots from the previously mentioned states I would be happy to hear from you.
Marilyn Tue Apr 14 07:32:04 1998
Alf Harold Martinus Olsen. I trying to locate his "Intention of Naturalization" papers so that I can find port of arrival or when he came to this country from Norway. He was naturalized Sept. 23, 1922. Born c. 1884. Thank you for any help.
Jim Lee Sun Apr 19 20:17:09 1998
Looking for info on JOHN CLAYTON McMILLAN, born in Wheatland ND in the late 1800's. Salesman for Swift and Co. Married Neomi Gertrude Patterson, had a son JAMES, born in Fargo and a daughter JEAN, born in Morehead MN. They were divorced in ND in 1922
Carolyn Endsley Tue Apr 21 15:37:02 1998
Seeking info on CHARLEY E. FRANKS b. 1880 in Jay Co., In. D. 1960 Fargo,Cass Co.,ND. Need info on children - marriages, births, . Would like copy of obit of Charley and wife. Thanks.
SUSAN HULL Wed Apr 22 21:13:55 1998
Edward Melvin NEEDHAM, BR, 30 APR., 1909, FARGO, CASS CO., ND. Fred and Bertha NEEDHAM, married in Cass Co. approx. 1900/1903. They moved to Calgary Alberta Canada approx. 1916.

Linda Anderson Sun May 10 13:29:20 1998
I am trying to find out how to get a birth cert. for my father in law born 8/22/07 and was a graduate of CASSSELITON HIGH SCHOOL 1926. THANKS


Norman Hjelmeland Mon May 11 12:10:53 1998
Seeking info re: my grandmother's father,JOHN ANDERSON GRØNENG aka GRAUENG/ANDERSON, b.1848-49. Emigrated from Bergen Norway 1883. Filed lst papers for naturalization as JOHAN ANDERSON GRAUENG, Cass Co., April 7 1884, Vol D-7, p 138.

JOHAN ANDERSON GRØNENG had been a policeman in Bergen. Family remained in Norway and lost contact with father. It is belief that he met foul play and died at Fargo or Moorhead. Seek details of death, date and burial location. My grandmother m. Hjelmeland emigrated to Iowa in 1909. Letters between my grandmother and her sister in Norway in 1914 discuss that the father died several years ago and that there was something in Bergen newspapers re: estate? May have used GRØNENG/GRAUENG/ANDERSON surnames?

Any help or suggestions would be deeply appreciated.
Norman Hjelmeland, 8104 Hammontree CR, Des Moines IA 50322


Mike Churney Wed May 13 09:33:20 1998
I am looking for any information on WILLIAM HENRY IRONS. He was born September 21, 1889 in Fargo. His fathers name was Frank.


Lorna Eggert Fri May 15 09:54:00 1998
Looking for information regarding Henry R. WARMINGTON and Martha (WILSON) WARMINGTON. Found in 1900 census in Wheatland, Cass County, ND. Searching information about their marriage, children, death dates, burial, etc.


Gail Solberg Mon May 18 07:18:05 1998
Looking for information on Jorgan "George" SOLBERG born 5 Apr 1876 Fillmore County, Minnesota. Married 15 Dec 1899 (where unknown). Died 28 Nov 1963 in Fargo. His parents were Jon and Jorgina SOLBERG. Wife Ellen REIERSGORD born 21 Aug 1879 Ulen, Minnesota. Died 13 Oct 1963 in Fargo. Thought to be buried in Moorhead. Her parents were Evan REIERSGORD and Guri BENTAGEN. They had two sons Edgar Jennings SOLBERG and Lloyd Orlando SOLBERG. Any information you are able to provide will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!


Debbie Kelley Mon May 18 10:26:36 1998
Looking for obit or anything on my Gr-grandfather Frank Thomas BRUCE. He lived in Tower City around 1941 and died possibly that year in the Cass County Hospital in Fargo. He had a brother named William BRUCE. They were born in Mankato, MN


Donna Mon May 18 13:47:45 1998
Josephine MORIN, b 4 Mar 1865 in Quebec. 1880 Dakota Territory census shows her parents as Lafit and Anna MORIN. Seeking info on them. Josephine was my great grandmother, she married Octave DUVAL, b 6 June 1856, Canada. Their first child was Cora Marie, b 18 April 1886, in Wild Rice, Cass, ND, my paternal grandmother. The family moved to Oregon, but as far as I can tell, Lafit and Anna did not move here. Josephine and Octave married in Wild Rice, assuming in 1885. Would appreciate any info possible.. Thanks so much.


Jo Ann Harris Studebaker Mon May 18 20:48:38 1998
I would like some information on my father and his family. My father's name was Charles Spencer Harris, born in Fargo, ND on Sept. 19, 1902. He had a sister names Jessamine Elma Harris, born Aug. 29, 1900; brother Melvin George Harris, born Feb. 15, 1905. Other family members who may be cousins are Birdella Prudence Maudlin, born Oct. 21, 1904; Walter James Maudlinm birn July 31, 1907; David Julius Maudlin, born Jan. 25, 1906; Mable Irene Maudlin, born Jan. 9, 1909; Marion Alice Mathis, born Mar. 30, 1907; Elmer Louis Rogers, born Dec. 12, 1907; and Evelyn Ruth Rogers, born Aug. 2, 1909. This is all of the information I currently have. I would assume some or all of these people were born in or around Fargo. Any information would be very helpful.


Diana Tidball Sun May 24 06:14:18 1998
I am looking for the descendents of DANIEL IGGENA. I know Daniel's daughter, Esther, had lived in Wheatland and Arthur. Daniel was born abt. 04/1863 in Norden, Germany. Came to the USA in 1881. Had lived in Danforth, Il. then moved to Minn. There were relatives by the name of HASBARGEN living up there.


Ron Stimmel Sat May 30 22:58:13 1998
Seeking 1882-1900 info about Smith STIMMEL, who moved from Cincinnati OH to Fargo in 1882. He was an attorney in OH, although listed in 1895 Cass Co ND census as farmer. He was said to be the last president of the Dakota Territorial Council, in 1888.


Tim Wyatt Mon Jun 1 08:39:09 1998
Am trying to link up lost relations to three individuals -- all born in Kitley, Ontario, who may have lived in Cass Co., ca. 1900: Ferd A. WYATT, b. 1872; Gertude Wyatt BOYD, b. 1874; Nellie Wyatt CALDWELL, b. 1876. Family files indicate Nellie and Gertude lived near Fargo. Have tons of info on their ancestors (to share) and their brother, William Case WYATT, b. 1879 in Kitley, Ontario, and his family. He lived in Moorehead-Dillworth, MN area, in 1900-1902, 1909-1922.


Glenda Jo Maynard Mon Jun 8 06:31:07 1998
Seeking relatives iof Cora ANDERSON-ZINK (11-1-1878 died 3/27/1948. (|Mrs. Robert), who had the following children: Freda (Mrs. Walter MARTIN), Lillian (Mrs. Arthur BARTHOLOMOUS), Gertrude (Mrs. A|rne BJORKE),Caroline (Mrs. Carl SCHULTZ), Helen (Mrs. Lester MARSCHKE), Robert and Wilbert.

Cora's parents: Ole BAKKEN-ANDERSON and Rachel OLESON, who farmed in Chaffee, Enderlin , Leonard Area. Ole also worked for the township. Cora had sisters/brother, Otto, Abbie, Inga.


Sally Parker Wed Jun 10 10:52:07 1998
I am trying to locate any descendants of George Hackney and his wife, Barbara Chalmers Hackney. I found a Barbara Hackney on the 1885 Dakota Territory Census. She was listed as age 15, a seamstress born in Canada. She was living in Tower City. This could possibly be one of the daughters. I believe that if this is our Barbara she died in 1886.

Other children would have been: George Chalmers,Annie,Catherine, William, Wilbert, Maggie, Thomas, Matthew, Christina, Evangeline, Ida and Edward. There was also Arthur born 05 Jan 1886 but he may have been the son of Barbara who was listed on the 1885 census.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Diane Oslund Thu Jun 11 11:41:38 1998
I need an obit for a William Cryderman who died May 4th 1903. At the time he lived at 412 Fourth Street N. (Fargo N.D.)

Any information on him and his family greately appreciated, especially an obit for William. I am researching all Cryderman's.
Thanks Diane


Merle R. Price Mon Jun 15 14:10:08 1998
I am looking for any information at all , about Harriet SOUTH nee REED She died at Amenia, Cass county, ND. 20 Jul 1889 and was supposed to have been buried at Kasson, MN. Her husband was James Lester SOUTH
Thanks, Merle


Merle R. Price Sat Jun 20 13:15:39 1998
William Z. ZIMMERMAN b- 3 Feb 1855 d- 5 May 1936@ Casselton, Cass, ND. married 13 Dec 1877 to Anna Maria BLOSCH @ Sherrill' Mountain, Iowa. They had ten children , as follows:
Rosine A. ZIMMERMAN b- Oct 1878 @ Addison, Cass, ND. married Wayne E. SOUTH
Elizabeth ZIMMERMAN married Carl GUST @ Durbin, ND.
Susan ZIMMERMAN married Harry L. BATES @ Elmira, NY.
Emily ZIMMERMAN married L.J.ROBERTS @ Kalamazoo, MI.
Clara ZIMMERMAN married Alton BARKER @ Harwood, ND.

I would like to swap information with an ancestor of any of these. Thanks, Merle rr


PAT DUNN Mon Jun 22 13:45:41 1998
I am trying to trace several members of this family and just found some PARLINS in your 1885 TERRITORIAL CENSUS. There is some variations in the middle initial and in year of birth. My hope is there is a DESCENDANT of the PARLIN family who may hear of this query.
E MAIL ME AT PDunn47149@aol.com


Dave Harter Sun Jun 28 20:41:11 1998
I would appreciate any information on Elsie K. Strong, Born 1909, in Tower City, Cass County N.D.

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