Jul - Dec 1998 Queries
Cass County, North Dakota

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Susan Larson Sun Jul 5 00:07:39 1998
The Edward Stewart DAVIS family homesteaded in Page, ND in 1883. His wifes name was Martha Ellen Hobbis Davis. They had six children: Francis Elmer b. 1874, Herman Edward b. 1876, Mary Gertrude b. 1878, Erma Rebecca b. 1880, Willard b. 1885 and Earl Louis b. 1890. My grandfather, Herman DAVIS married Grace MARTIN in 1901. Does anyone have any information on this family?


Glenda Maynard Sun Jul 26 10:31:56 1998
Previously looking for above Norwegian Great-grandparents info: Ole and Rachel Bakken, known as |Ole and Rachel Anderson.Leonard ND.(Found some info): Children Otto (found),Cora (found), Abbie (my grandmother), Inga (still searching for her),. Also looking to find copies of centennal books for purchase for Cass Co., and Chaffey. Any information on Inga and whether she married, moved, died, is what I'm looking fork in addition to any siblings of Ole Bakken Anderson and Rachel Alston/Oleson.,,..,trying to find her maiden name which is confusing.


Glenda Jo Maynard Thu Jul 30 09:40:46 1998
Walburg Township area.,.Leonard, Chaffee, Enderlin, seeking Inga ANDERSON (MRS. ROBERT SCILLEY) RELATIVES.She was the daughter of Ole and Rachel Bakken Anderson. Her husband, Robert Scilley was a neighbor of the Anderson's....are there relatives of theirs still in the area?

Also seeking grandchildren of Peter and Betsy Peterson.

Anderson's and Petersons were Norwegians.


Jim Pollock Wed Aug 5 22:52:07 1998
Seeking info on Edward POLLOCK abt. 1860. Wife's name was Bertha Children's names were George, Bill, Benjamin, Eva & Mary. Settled in the area of Alice, Cass Co., ND. Buried in Fargo at Riverside Cemetery. Any info you are able to provide will be appreciated. Thanks.


Glenda Jo Maynard Sun Aug 16 08:33:15 1998
Searching for relatives of Peter and Bettsy Peterson of the Chaffee area. Born 1838 and 1839 in Norway. Died iln 1932-33 Lisbon, ND. Also searching for relatives of one of their son's, P.O. Peterson, who married Gertrude Warnkin of Milwaukee, WI in 1983. They had 8 daughters and their children/grandchildren may still be in the CASS CO area.


Susan Larson Sat Aug 22 07:52:49 1998
George Leroy SMITH and wife Amelia Ann WILLIAMS lived in the Page area, Cass County during the early 1900's. Their granddaughter, Clara HAMBLIN lived with them. Clara married Herman DAVIS c 1910. Herman's parents were Edward Stewart DAVIS and Martha Ellen HOBBIS.


Robert A. Durbin Sun Aug 23 11:45:56 1998
I am searching for children or grandchildren of Alice Marie Nelson (Bernier). Was married to McKinley A. Nelson at Williston ND May 31, 1919


Jeanne Thu Aug 27 12:25:58 1998
Searching for any information regarding Clifford ZELTWANGER whose father was John ZELTWANGER of NY. 1920 Fed. ND census lists Clifford ZELTWANGER as being 13 yrs. old, b. Montana and enumerated w/WILLIAM H. JONES and is noted that he(Clifford) is his step-son. Their home is listed as 106 12th NO, Fargo. John ZELTWANGER d. 1918 in NY. Who was Clifford's mother?


Donald Van Arnam Sat Aug 29 14:49:08 1998
Van Arnam family moved from NY to Canada to Illinois in early 1800 and to ND circa 1880.

Grandfather Jacob Van Arnam married Mary Lawrence b. Canada father George Lawrence and nither Sarah Goff. Had three children in ND then moved to Oregon.

Grandfather's brother was Judge George Van Arnam married Mrs. Nettie Heath Knuppenburg. Had three daughters Kittie Beardsley, Mabel Grace and Hazel.

Am searching for any information on VAN ARNAM and LAWRENCE families and their descendants.


Jared Billings Sun Aug 30 22:07:36 1998
My great grandmother, Anne LINDSAY was from Mapleton, ND. She was born 17-July-1881. In 1904 she married Noah TOULOUSE and moved to MO where she died in Crystal City on 17-Aug-1952. The parents of Anne LINDSAY were Hartcourt LINDSAY and Isabell McCLOUD. I believe one or both of them originally came from Canada. I am searching for any and all information on Hartcourt and Isabelle and would love to hear from any other LINDSAY or McCLOUD descendents.


G Wesley Pierson Wed Sep 2 12:36:23 1998
In 1920, living on 6th St. South, clerk for NPRR George W Pierson, son of John Pierson, was living with wife Mona M Thompson. Their children, Fred, Virginia, George W., and Elizabeth left during the 40's not to return. Mona's father Edmund Thompson lived on 6th Ave South with children until 1915-1920. Mona & sister Irean married several years after the 1910 Census, their Mother Elizabeth died befor the 1920 Census.
Any additional information on any indivudual would be appreciated.


Lynn Sun Sep 27 19:25:21 1998
I am looking for the death record of Louis Larson, died March 28, 1958 and may be buried at Riverside Cemetery, Fargo, Cass County ND. He was married to Elizabeth,(married ABT 1917) his fourth wife, at the time and had several children. By Elizabeth, Clifford Larson born ABT 1918, Elmo Larson born ABT 1820. He also had children by at least two other marriages. Martha's, his third wife I think, children are Hector Larson ABT 1905, Lillian Larson ABT 1906, Minnie Larson ABT 1907, Annabelle Larson, Alice Larson ABT 1909, Louis Larson, and Clarence Larson ABT 1914. I know nothing about his second wife, but the first was Olava or Alava Olson. They were married in April 13, 1888 in Otter Tail County, MN and had one child Oscar Edwin Molde. He change his name to Larson sometime after that marriage. Any help on any of these people would be greatly appreciated.


Judy Cobb Sat Oct 10 18:46:22 1998
My reseaches is on my Father who's Name is Francis Joseph (Larme) JENSEN. His real father name was LARME first name unknown. His mother name was Myrtle LEE. His father died abt 1917 in WWI. His mother remarried to L. JENSEN who adopted my father so that is Were JENSEN comes in. My father was born May 23, 1913 in Fargo, Cass Co., ND. If anyone has information on my Grandfather please e-mail. Thank YOu JC


Daniel Kahl Fri Oct 16 09:46:45 1998
I am looking for descendants of an Anna Friske-STROBEL who lived in the Fargo, ND area from about 1860. Her husband, Mr. STROBEL ran a nursery there.

Anna's brother was Herman FRISKE. He had lived in the Hastings, MN area before homesteading in Colfax, ND. He later retired to and is buried in Monrovia, California. I am trying to find out exactly where in Germany the family came from. Thank you. Please e-mail me at : kahl@st.rim.or.jp


Laurie McBride Tue Oct 20 14:12:57 1998
I am trying to locate a Robert Flynn who lived in Fargo, North Dakota around 1946 and 1947.


Norman Morris Mon Oct 26 18:29:11 1998
Looking for any info on the surename RAMER. 1880 census.


Kay Clay-Dewey Sat Oct 31 13:31:59 1998
I am just starting... I am looking for *any* information on my father William Loyal CLAY, b.14 May 1921, in Fargo ND. I have very little info on him, Iknow he was stationed in England during WWII, married my mother Ardis E. Cleland, of Northfield, MN., worked for the railroad in CA in the 40'-50's. I don't know his mother or father's name other than his dad was called "Buck", and his mother re-married a guy named Grouch or Crouch, and they moved to NM. He died in CA in the 80's, but I don't know where he is buried. Any help would be appreciated.


Rosemary LaValley Sun Nov 1 13:58:59 1998
Info re:Emmanuel Medric LaValley married Margaret Dimmer circa 1890 Cass County. Children Ralph, Roy, Clem, Ray, Margaret, Mary, Manuel, Peter. Emmanuel ("Pete") was a pro baseball player from Minneapolis - son of ? LaValley and Henrietta (?) Papineau. He and a cousin bought land in southern Alberta near Coaldale about 1910 and moved their families there.


Melanie Smylie Sun Nov 8 18:43:06 1998
I would like info on William Smylie b. 1869. I would like to know the names of his children, and their birthdates. His parents were William and Elizabeth. His siblings were Ethel, Ettie, Gertie, John, Robert, Susie, and Walter. His parents were farmers in Cass County.


Lance Wilde Sat Nov 21 13:56:08 1998
HAHN , john w of eldred township in the 1920's. Am looking for his village of origin in Hinterpomern. One record said"Langensegen", but could find no such village in eastern pomerania.


Mac McDonald Sun Nov 22 10:11:54 1998
I am looking for information on SHRIMP family under any of the above listed spellings. Fred J. SCHRIMP married Nellie McDonald, she being born around 1887 in the Forest River area. They had 3 sons, Fred, Harry, and Roger. It is felt that Fred J. was a Pharmacist in Fargo. It is unknown if he is buried in Cass Co. Anyone with any information on any of this family please e-mail.


Ronald L. Kyes Fri Nov 27 03:09:30 1998
Looking for the birth date of Leona F. KYES who died 4 May 1948 in Fargo, Cass Co. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.


Myron L Newton Mon Dec 7 18:57:49 1998
Looking for information about Harlan NEWTON (d. December 22, 1892 in Casselton) and wife Catherine; and children Frederick Harlan NEWTON, Caroline Evangeline NEWTON, and Josephine M. NEWTON, and their descendents. Josephine married John CUMMINS in Casselton in June, 1897.


Christine S. Millhollin-Cuenin Wed Dec 9 08:17:26 1998
Seeking information regarding Jesse C. MILLHOLLIN, born 1851 in Ill. Had a son Orville Norman MILLHOLLIN, born 1902, Jametown ND and my dad Kenneth Wayne MILLHOLLIN born 1929 in Fargo, ND.


Karen Stine Wed Dec 16 11:49:34 1998
I am looking for an obituary of my Great Grandmother, Lizzie PIHLGREN, who died in Fargo, Cass Co., on November 24, 1967. She was 88 years old and a widow of Emil. Also looking for the obituary of her son, Oscar E. PIHLGREN, who died in Fargo, Cass Co., on August 29, 1961. He was single and a police officer. Thank you for reading this.


Gerald J Dunlop Fri Dec 18 12:12:01 1998
My Grandfather James Dunlop lived in Rich and Ayr townships about 1885 and was a manager of the Park Farm,section 10 Ayr Township ,one of the Bonanza Farms at that time.Would.there be any History of the farm and might there be.an old picture of part of the farm and in particular the farm managers dwelling. Thank you for any assistance


Glenda Maynard Fri Dec 18 13:23:57 1998
Searching for brothers and sisters of Peter PETERSON TEIGEN AND BETSY (BRITTA) ERICKSON SOLVI. Peter had a brother/dnk his name, and and they farmed in Crawford/Vernon Counties, West Pririe, WI. Betsy had brothers/sisters/Erickson's, and searching for them and their relatives. Peter and Betsy had 10 children, 6 lived, born between 1966 and early 1880. Many Peterson relatives in Cass, Ransom and Sargent counties....
Are you related to these Norwegian families?


Paul West Sun Dec 20 08:39:23 1998
I am looking for information on one EDNA ERICKSEN.She was born in Fargo on Feb. 10,1905.I would like to know her middle name and how to obtain a copy of her birth certificate.Any other information about her or the family would be greatly appreciated.


Milli KOCH Taddy Tue Dec 29 21:08:28 1998
Does/did the Northern Pacific Railroad go through Cass Co? I'm looking for George KOCH who emmigrated from Germany to N. Dakota in 1882. I suspect he may have purchased land from the railroad. Any good sites on the railroad and what their sales policies were? He didn't stay long in N.Dak. before moving to Wisconsin.
Thanks! Milli

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