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William R. Stevens Thu, 31 Dec 1998 02:36
I am looking for 'STEVENS' or 'GROUNDS' surnames in Dodge County between  1860 - 1910
Thomas Vaness Stevens
Royal Vaness Stevens
Elmer Stevens
Harold Stevens
Charles Stevens
Ghial Stevens

Phyllis Sat, 26 Dec 1998 18:37
I am seeking the burial place for JOSIAH CHERRINGTON who died 8/23/1858 in Dodge Co, MN. Thanks
Phyllis-Danville, Ill.

Patti Krier Wed, 11 Nov 1998 07:57
Patti Krier needs info on Ole EVENSON & his obit d.Sept 15,1885 buried Evergreen cem, Mantorville,Dodge County,MN
with his second wife Johannah.His first wife is unknown but we know she died before 1863 in Christiania Norway and is the mother of Julia (Mrs Ole KNUDSON) my g-grandmother of Claremont. Julia's brother was Emil and other stepfamily of Dodge County were Carrie(Mrs A.L. Gates), Peter & Anthony EVENSON of Kasson and Mantorville area in Dodge County,MN.

Camille Gatzke Sun, 08 Nov 1998 18:52
I am looking for information on GATZKE,John. He immigrated to Minnesota in 1857. He served in the Civil War, was wounded at Gettysburg and honorably discharged in 1864. He married Elsie McADDEN in 1868( I think in Kenyon). He lived in Dodge County for 30years. He moved to North Dakota with his married sons when his wife died. His 5 children were: Robert, Alex, Ernest, Anne and Elizabeth.

Scott Brunner Wed, 21 Oct 1998 20:48
I am researching the QUILL family of Vernon township in Dodge County. Knud Gudmundson Quill was born in 1827 in Vestre Slidre, Valdres, Norway, and came to America with wife Anne and six children. The six children are: Gudmund Knudson Quill b. 1851, Tosten Knudson Quill b. 1853, Anne Quill b. 1856, Ragnhild Quill b. 1859, Joeran Quill Kyllo b. 1861, and Ole Knudson Quill 1864-1937. I am interested in hearing from anyone with connections to this family.

Patsy Skeels Tue, 20 Oct 1998 19:43
Seeking information on Absalom SEVERNS, who signed for 160-acre land patent in Dodge Co., on June 6, 1858. Is he same as Absalom SEVERNS, b. VA, m. Mary McKEE in Coshocton Co., OH, 1818, living in Coshocton Co., OH, 1850 census? Or is he son--or cousin from Pennsylvania? THANKS.

Scott Brunner Sun, 18 Oct 1998 21:25
I am researching the AABY and ANDERSON families of Dodge County. They originally settled in the Vernon township, with branches moving to Hayfield, Kasson, and Mantorville. They originated from Telemark, Norway, and came to Dodge County in 1858. Please contact Scott Brunner:

Nancy Scott Fri, 16 Oct 1998 12:55
I am looking for infromation on the family of James E. STILWELL born <1859> in NY. He married Vernetta (Nettie) BABCOCK in Whitewater Wis. 4 Nov. 1877. They had the following children; Lynn Arthur STILWELL born 28 Nov. 1879 in Mantorville MN (my grandfather) Lynn married Birdie Ella GERARD on 17 Feb. 1909, Rollon born 1878, Susie May born 8 March 1884,George Ivan born 17, Feb. 1889, Erwin Clarnce born 26 April 1883, and Kate J. born 22 Sept 1886. James, father was Levi STILWELL and he died at james, home in 1901 (looking also for Levi's wifte's name. Any information on this family would be greatly apprecialed. Thank you. Nancy Scott, 10610 Central SE, #53 Albuquerque, NM 87123

Janet Fri, 16 Oct 1998 09:26
I am looking for genealogical information concerning John Finch (b. 1795, CT, d. aft. 1880 in Mantorville, MN). He arrived in Mantorville abt. 1854 and is shown on pg. 3, Dewelling 1, Family 1 on the 1857 Territorial Census as the head of household at the age of 63. The other family members were: Mercy Wilson, female-age 29 and Ella Wilson, female-Age 9. I assume Mercy to his daughter with a married name but have not verified that. On the 1860 census he is listed as a member of the John Earl Bancroft Family and remains with that basic unit through the 1880 census where his age is recorded as 85 years. The wife of J. E. Bancroft, Celestia E. Finch Bancroft is the daughter of John Finch. The Bancrofts and John Finch are on a picture of the early settler's photo for Mantorville, MN. I am searching for both a birthday and death date for the Bancrofts and John Finch as well as additional information concerning Mercy Wilson and her daughter, Ella. Do you know if any of these people are buried in a Dodge County, MN cemetery? Thanks for any help you can give.

Marilyn Thu, 8 Oct 1998 17:36
I am looking for the family of Joseph REW born in Mantorville, Dodge, MN in 1861. His father's name was William Kirk Rew. He had brothers: John Pearson REW and Henry Steven REW. Ira REW was his grandfather. Thank you very much. Marilyn

Judy Bramlage Thu, 1 Oct 1998 21:40
After Nelson Lee EASTMAN died in 1890 in Spring Valley, SD, his widow Amanda (SCHMIDT/SMITH) EASTMAN (b. 1808 NY d after 1890) 'disappeared' from SD. Did she move back to West Concord, Dodge Co., MN where they had last lived, prior to 'retiring' to Spring Valley? The children she might have been living with are Pernilia COOK (b. 1833), Clotilda EASLEY (b 1835), Ruth BULLOCK (b 1841), Alfred EASTMAN (1844-1920), Edwin EASTMAN (1847-1933), Emma STOCKWELL (b. 1853), Charles EASTMAN (b. 1855), and Clara CADWELL (b. 1858).

Tammy Lawless Sun, 27 Sep 1998 00:19
I am trying to find anyone with the 1860 Dodge Co., Milton Twp, page#050, census. My ancestor Jacob ANDRES is listed here and I need the info this census lists. Such as wife, children, etc. I would greatly appreciate any & all help. Thank you, Tammy

jHumphrey Wed, 26 Aug 1998 23:35
Is anyone familiar with the family of albert BAKER who was in Claremont Village Dodge Co. in the 1880's? Jackie

Kathy Severance Sun, 23 Aug 1998 12:16
Irving Luther OSBORN m: Augusta O'BLENESS Jul 1874. Lived in Wasioja & Dodge Center area. Their children & their spouses are: Ella Augusta m: Floyd Erastus PARKER; Anna Margaret m: Burton Thompson SEVERANCE; Elsie Jane m: Earl MASON; Eva Mabel m: Clarence K. TAINTER; George Irving m:Anna Mae LENT; John Elister m:Pansy Lulu CRANDALL & Pearl BIRD. I am looking for information on the grandchildren of Irving & Augusta. Have much to share. Thanks.

Kathy Severance Sun, 02 Aug 1998 10:53
Sameul Thomas MILLS m: Sarah P. GREENE their children are Dora m: John SINNEL; Lucy m: Fred N. ARMSTRONG; Elorna m: to Thompson Burton SEVERANCE & Elias Agustine SANFORD; Francelia m: Edmund Parnell SANFORD; Nathan M. m: Mertie A. GREENE; Adalade Mertie m: Wallace LaMont GREENE; Orpheus Silenus m: Adellah GREEN, Josephine L.COON, Lorean COTTRELL, & Maude WILSON; Rolla John m: Kate S. GREEN, Pheobe STILLMAM; Mattie Joanna m; Elmer LeRoy Sanford. They were members of the Seventh Day Baptist Church. I have much information to share & am looking for more information about the children of these people. Samuel Mills & Sarah Greene lived in the Ashland, Dodge Center area of Dodge Co. Thanks.

Merle Fri, 31 Jul 1998 15:38
Need information on the family of Edward Clerton Lemont b- 4 Jul 1840 Barnard , Maine d- 27 Jul 1915 @ Lyman, WA. He married Celina SOUTH who was born 21 Feb 1847 in NY. died 2 Sep 1908 Scambler Twp, Ottertail, MN. They had 7 children, all born in Ellington, Dodge county, MN. Delbert, Mary, Emily, married Franklin LAYDON, Francis E. married Frankie RAND & Edith BURTON, Jennie married Daniel HEALY, James Alfred married Dorphy Elizabeth DUNN, Gracie married William PATTERSON.

Leilani Peters Thu, 16 Jul 1998 13:47
I would appreciate obtaining information on the death of my good friend and class mate.
Name: PARKER, wayne
Born: 1938
Died: ?
Parents: Ruth and Lyle Parker West Concord, MN
It is my understanding that Wayne died several years ago. He was a class mate, and good friend, in Medford, MN class graduating in 1956. Is there an obituary available that I could get or request? Any information would be appreciated.
Thank You.

Stephen Dutcher Sat, 11 Jul 1998 19:13
DUTCHER: seeking information about parents of Willard L. Dutcher who married Adeline S. Scoville on 26 mar 1873. One of their children Frank L. Dutcher was born in Wasioja, MN in 1874.

Ken Daggett Wed, 08 Jul 1998 17:43
I have been attempting to locate branches of the DAGGETT family most closely tied to my line. My GGGrandfather was Lucius T. DAGGETT. I have a copy of a land patent signed 06/01/1861 granting him 40 acres and stating that he is "Of Dodge County Minnesota." I would like information on any siblings or children. Thanks in advance.

Arland Riebe Wed, 08 Jul 1998 01:06
Dodge County Query for: WHEELER, Peter German born 03/24/1834 Athol Tnshp. Prince Edward District. Ontario; Married Catherine Ann Gere Sacremento, Dodge Co. Minn. on 06/07/1857, Died 06/28/1864 Kenasaw Mt. Georgia. Three children; Mary Eleanor born 07/15/1858 Cancotes, Dodge Co. (my grandmother); Eugen German born 03/15/1860 Sacrament, Dodge Co. Married Sarah Fisher, Died 08/13/1934. Erosamond Catherine born Sacramento Dodge Co. 12/04/1861, Married Patrick Foley, Died 12/08/1926. WHEELER, Peter G. Joined 2nd Minnesota Vol. Inf. 06/29/1861 from Mantorville, Dodge Co. Another WHEELER, Julius F. also joined 06/29/1861 may be a brother. I'm looking for information on what Peter G. Wheeler did for a liveing and decendents of Eugen or Erosamond, and Julius F. Wheeler. Very Sincerely, Arland Riebe, PO box 265, Kila Mt. 59920
PS If anyone needs help finding lost reletives in NW Montana let me know. Fri, 08 May 1998 19:58
looking for information on a Mattie Joanna Mills who married Elmer Le Roy Sanford onJuly 15, 188 in Wasioja, Dodge,MN, any help appreciated, thanks

W. R. "Bob" Holbrook Fri, 08 May 1998 12:03
BARNARD - Seeking proof of birth of Bertha Ernestine Barnard born 10 Sep 1870 at either Claremont, Dodge, MN or Owatonna. Steele, MN. Obituary says Owatonna but all of her siblings were born at Claremont.

Audrey Buss Wed, 29 Apr 1998 11:54
I am seeking information on George H. BEARD, born 1/19/1855 in FonDuLac, Wisconsin and died 6/24/1928 in Mantorville, Dodge County, MN. His wife's name was May Susan ALEXANDER, born 9/26/1866 in Swanton, VT and died 5/19/1937 in Mantorville. George and May Susan were married 12/6/1882 in Kasson, Dodge County, MN.
George H. BEARD was the son of George H. BEARD, Sr. and Lydia FRENCH. No other information on George, Sr. or Lydia is known.
May Susan ALEXANDER was the daughter of Charles J. ALEXANDER (1834-1915) and Amelia NILES (1844-1886). Both Charles and Amelia died in Dodge County and are buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Mantorville.
The children of May Susan ALEXANDER and George H. BEARD were: Lee Alexander BEARD (1887-1953) and Lora BEARD.
If anyone has a connection to any of these family names, please contact Audrey Buss at e-mail

C & C Smith Sat, 11 Apr 1998 08:22
I am seeking information on the HEADLINE family who lived in Dodge County in the 1900 and 1920 Census. Francis and Carrie had a large family in 1900, including Everett, Edna, Nellie, Mabel, Laura, and Francis C. Francis was born in Feb of 1856, while Carrie was born in Sept of 1856. Carrie's maiden name is HOBAUGH, and I am researching this line. I would like information on her date of death and place of burial. I have information to share on the HOBAUGH family.

Diana Miller Tue, 7 Apr 1998 17:41
I have 2 old photos marked "C. S. Peck, Photographer, Dodge Centre, Minn." on the back. They were in the back of my g-g-grandparents bible. I am wondering if there is any way of knowing what years this photographer was in business there. I thought it might be able to help me narrow down a time frame in which to look.
Would appreciate any help you can offer. Thanks. Tue, 10 Mar 1998
I am looking for information about George H. INGALLS b: 6/14/1876 in Ashland, Dodge Co., MN. His father was Roswell Augustine INGALLS and his mother Ruth Fuller. Thanks.

Tom and Carrie Green Tue, 24 Feb 1998 19:43
Looking for descendants of, and information on SKOGEN and BOE families that lived in Dodge Co. MN, circa 1859 to early 1900's. Some of these families moved north into Cass Co. MN. Sun, 22 Feb 1998 21:29
I am looking for information on HOWE, August born about 1865 in Germany who probably came to Dodge Center with more family including Adolph Howe and wife Julia Howe and children Paul and Clara. They came to Dodge Center, MN in the spring of 1880 and farmed for 10 years in that area. They arrived with Bertha Howe Pankonin and her two children, Gustaf and Louise. Bertha probably was the sister of Adolph and August. Dodge Center is located in Dodge County, MN. Bertha Howe Pankonin was my great grandmother. Her husband's name was Ludwig Pankonin, born October 31, 1852 in West Prussia. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Mary E Rydberg Wed, 18 Feb 1998
I am seeking information on the Ashler family who settled in the Berne area. Is there still a Zwingli (spelling???) Church in this area? Unknown Ashler from Switzerland, father of Jacob Ashler m: Lula Irene Rogers b: 20 Aug, 1881 children: Margaret m: James Schlappi
Ruth Mary b: 10 Dec, 1898 m: Rowlie O'Dell
Harold m: Hilda
Thanks for any help. Mary

Sue Prifogle Sun, 01 Feb 1998 19:40
Looking for remnants of the Oswald BAUMGARTNER family. Oswald & Margaret BAUMGARTNER came from Switzerland first to Green County, Wisconsin, then to Dodge Co, MN (Mantorville/Milton area). Oswald was
b.@1800 and Margaret @1802. Their children included: Melchoir b.1824, Rudolph b.1829, Solomon b.@1835, Oswald b.@1840, and Dorothea b. 1843. I descend from Dorothea. This family was in Dodge County by 1870 thru 1900. Please send me a post if you're related! We can exchange info! Sue Prifogle

Donna Smith Sat, 31 Jan 1998 19:00
I am looking for information on Herbison W. Ingalls and Mary Catherine Cox. They married 4/6/1862 in Rochester, Olmsted Co., MN. He joined the civil war. After the war they moved to Oswego, Kansas and returned to Pine Island, MN in 1877?. They are in the 1880 and 1885 census in Milton Township, Dodge Co., MN. Herbison (herbertson, Harbison, Harrison) does not show on the 1985 or 1900 census. No one jnows what happens to him. They had children Lillian, Edward, Herbert, Andrew, Dace and Mary Loma. I would greatly appreciate any help. Thanks. Donna

pkfoote Mon, 26 Jan 1998 11:56
Am looking for information concerning Marietta (Maryett) WALKUP and Oliver Hazard PHILLIPS, married April 9, 1863 in Dodge County MN. Also need information concerning Fanny PHILLIPS and C. A. FOOTE, married April 4, 1889 in Dodge Center MN. email responses to

NADINEBOEV Tue, 20 Jan 1998
Searching for imformation on JONES; Alvah, William Alva, sp. and children born I think in Dodge County. Frankie JONES B. 1863 in Ashland,MN d. 1865 in Ashland Herbert Uriah JONES b. 1868 in Ashland, Mn. Mary Ellen JONES b. 1872 in Ashland,MN Family came there from WI and belonged to Seven Day Baptist Church, Did you have one in Dodge County. From there they went to SD where we grew up
Also looking fro gg-grandfather Joel JONES don't know where he died at. MN. WI, or NY

OSCAR JONES Friday, January 09, 1998
Seeking information regarding John (L.) and Mary Ellen Tierney KING who were residents of Claremont, MN between approx. 1875 through 1912. They were parents of 12 children, the oldest, my grandfather, James Carl King, was born Nov. 1, 1876 in St. Charles, MN. Several daughters died as small children/infants and were buried in the area. Other children were: Marjorie King Starbird, Anna La Belle King Nelson, Rosemary King, Josephine King Moore, Julia Rose King Pettit, Edward King, Thomas King, and John L. King Jr. The family moved from the Claremont, MN area in approx. 1912 and went to a farm near Portal, ND where they stayed until the mid-1920's. John and Mary Ellen King moved to the Everett, Washington, area in 1926 or 1927. They lived in that area until their death and are buried in a cemetary in Everett, WA. Their daughters, Julia R. King Pettit, Marjorie King Starbird, and son, Thomas King are also buried in Evergreen Cemetary in Evertt, WA.
James Carl King was married about 1899 to Emma Bell. A son, Edward James King was born to them in the Emmons, MN area on April 24, 1900. A daughter, Mary Estelle, was born in July of 1902. The infant died during the winter of 1903, and Emma died in May of 1903. Both were buried in a grave in Apr./May 1903.
Any information that you could provide me on John L. and Mary Ellen Tierney King, or their children would be greatly appreciated. I have accumulated considerable information on the Kings and would be happy to share what information I have with other family/interested persons.

Barbara Ziek Thu, 01 Jan 1998
I've run into a brick wall with my great grandmother, Florence E. DOUGLASS. I'm trying to find out the names of Florence's mother and father. Here is what I know about her.
Florence E. DOUGLASS married Wallace Sumner GRANGE in Milton (Dodge County), Minnesota, in 1884 (possibly April 24). Her parents (who had come to MN from Indiana) and some siblings lived in West Concord, MN, when she died in 1993. More details:
Wallace Sumner Grange attended school (perhaps a seminary??) in Wasioja. Florence and Sumner GRANGE had four sons, Ralph Douglass (who died in "early childhood"), Earl Wesley, Ross E., and John D. I don't know whether Ralph died in Minnesota or after the Granges moved to Iowa. I believe the DOUGLASS family lived in Dodge County from at least 1884 through 1893. Florence died in Geneseo, Illinois, in 1893 of blood poisoning. Her obituary states that she left sisters and a brother and parents, in addition to 3 small children and a husband. Her father and a sister, Miss Douglass, of West Concord, MN, attended her funeral. Some mementos tied with ribbons bearing the initials WTCU were sent to her mother in West Concord. Thank you for any help you may be able to provide.

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