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Patricia Iverson Thu, 28 Dec 2000 06:27
I am looking for information on the Yankowiak family from Claremont and the Iverson (Hanson) Silverness family from the Hayfield area.

Sharon Mang Wed, 20 Dec 2000 10:15
I am looking for information for the following families of Dodge County, MN. Alphonso Hase and his wife Harriette (Hattie) Endris Hase They are listed on the 1870 census for Dodge County, MN, and died in the 1920's.  I know of 2 children:  Nicholas and Clarence B.  I would like to know if there were other children. Also, were Alphonso's parents Phillips Hase and Hannah B. (Unknown)? They are buried with Alphonso and Harriette in Maple Grove Cem. in Kasson, MN.  Any help would be appreciated.  They are the great-greatgrandparents of my husband's and my children need this information for their 4-H Genealogy projects. Thanks!
Sharon Mang

Lois Tue, 12 Dec 2000 13:47
I am looking for the obituary and/or death certificate of Louis C. Cady.  I found that he is buried in the Riverside Cemetery, Wasioja, Dodge Co., with his wife and children; Hazel, Esther B. Fairbanks, and Myrtle N. Babcock.  It gives the death date of Louis as 1928.   My great, great, great grandfather was Hazel Cady.  He died in MN about 1897 - I'm hoping if I can find the obituary of Louis C. Cady that it might give me information that could lead me to more info since he had a son named Hazel.  The son was probably named after an ancestor. Thank you so much for any help you may be able to give me   Lois

Gary Andrews Sun, 26 Nov 2000 10:55
Searching for any additional ancestors of Mary Lodice WEBSTER-BADGER her last known address was Dodge Center, Dodge County, Minnesota about 1905.  Mary is my 5th cousin, twice removed.   Mary Lodice WEBSTER was born 12/19/1854 in Hartford, Washington County, New York.  Daughter of David Berge WEBSTER and Phoebe Davis DUNHAM.  She married D. Stephen BADGER 3/18/1874 in Ft. Edward, New York, son of Benjamin BADGER and Marilla VAUGHN.  He was born 1/30/1848 in Ft. Ann, Washington County, New York   Children of Mary WEBSTER and D. Stephen BADGER: Ida Sill BADGER b. 8/2/1877 Benjamin David BADGER b. 7/27/1879     + Ida M. Copeland Rose Mabel BADGER b. 8/29/1881     + Linn A. Spafford Edmund Stephen BADGER b. 2/9/1885 Myra Louise BADGER b. 10/15/1887 Bessie Dunham BADGER b. 9/14/1890   I am Gary Duane Andrews a descendant of the Andrews-Abel family of Concord Township, Dodge County, Minnesota.  The Andrews Family members are descendants of Huldah Eugenie WEBSTER and Robert ANDREWS

Lee Todorovich Sat, 25 Nov 2000 00:14
I am trying to locate information on Maude Rowley.  I think she was born in Dodge County but have been unable to verify that.  Her father was Almeron Rowley (originally from PA) and her mothers name was Helen Phillips (originally from WI).  Maude was born ABT 1893.  I believe her parents were married in Dodge County in ABT 1880.  Again I am looking for verification.  Any information on this family would be appreciated.  Maude Rowley is my husbands grandmother. Lee Todorovich

Phillips Foote Fri, 17 Nov 2000 14:28
Searching for any information concerning Cleo FOOTE and his wife, Fanny PHILLIPS. Both are buried in Riverside Cemetery, Wasioja Township. These are my grand parents and I am having a hard time with this family line. Thank You. --- Phillips Foote

Crystal Wed, 15 Nov 2000 20:36
Richard R.CRAIGHEAD b: 28 November 1888 in West Concord, Dodge Co., MN he married Rose Agnes HURLEY looking for additional info on this person mostly parents siblings ect. or any of these other CRAIGHEAD's - Albert Jr. (Babe), Harry, Latlie, Robert (Bob), Thomas (Tom). Thank you Crystal

Bob Mon, 13 Nov 2000 21:54
I'm looking for any information someone might be able to provide on WILLIAM BUSHNELL WALACE and wife, MARY WALLACE, who lived in Dodge County Minnesota from 1876-1886 before moving to western Nebraska Contact Bob at

Lois Forbes Sat, 4 Nov 2000 09:18
John, Cora and Allan Ernest. Have photo of Allan standing in front of theater/opera house and adjoining store with John A.Stoff (picture ends) sign on it. My grandparents always had hotels/restaurants and wonder if they were ever involved in Hubbell House in any way. Anything would be appreciated. Thanks. If interested, I can look for more photographs. Lois

Steve Gardner Mon, 30 Oct 2000 20:21
CASTLE. Would appreciate a lookup or other information regarding Clemit Fay Castle, b. 28 May 1887 in Wasioja, Dodge, MN. Question is as to the given name; is it as I first show, or are the first and middle names reversed on the original records? Family indicates their belief that Fay is the first name, and would appreciate confirmation or correction. Please respond via email. Thank you in advance for your kind consideration. Steve Gardner
2645 19 AV SW
Willmar, MN 56201

Allison Hall Wed, 25 Oct 2000 22:57
I am looking for the parents of Elizabeth (also Betsey) ANGUS a resident of Dodge County at the time of her marriage on July 3, 1866 to Addison Gordon HALL, also a resident of Dodge County at that time.  They later went on to have children Milton, Mildred, Jesse, Hattie, Jennie, William and Bertie Ray HALL and later resided in Cottonwood and Blue Earth counties.  The parents of Addison Hall were Philetus and Elvira HALL. From census records I believe that Elizabeth was born in 1843/44 in Illinois.

Glen Stiffler Wed, 25 Oct 2000 21:12
I am looking for information on Ray[Raymond] Stiffler Who was living in the Dodge Center Area  About 20 years ago. His parents John Frank Stiffler and Sara Jane Stiffler are buried in the Concord cemetery in Dodge Co. Ray would have been born  around 1905 . Any information would help put our family tree together.  Glen Stiffler

Dennis Bartholomew Tue, 17 Oct 2000 20:36
A grave stone in the Milton Cemertery in Dodge county reads
Louise Ida Bartholomew

I would like any information concerning this individual....Spouse? Parents? Children? Dennis Bartholomew

Tracy Olive-Kolnick Mon, 16 Oct 2000 20:36
Looking for any information regarding descendants of John OLIVE born c. 1797 England, died January 20, 1883 Dodge County, Mantorville, MN...buried Evergreen Cemetery, Mantorville. Contact Tracy Olive-Kolnick thru June 2001 at

"Doug and Ter" Fri, 13 Oct 2000 17:32
I am looking for information on Thomas J. RODGERS of Dodge County, Mantorville, Minnesota.  Married to Sylvia Graham, March 1875 Milton township.  They had at least one child Leona Rodgers, born 1878 near mantorville.  Leona is my grandmother and i would be interested in any information about the family.

Scott Cantwell Meeker Mon, 09 Oct 2000 07:15
I am seeking information on Nels I. Johnsen (Johnson).  He was a Civil War hero who served with the 15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, the famous Scandinavian Regiment who moved to Dodge County after the war. What I know about him is contained in a profile of him posted at including the following.
Born August 14, 1838, Skien, Kingdom of Norway
Immigrated to America circa 1847
Married Mary Johnson, 1868 (died 1880)
Married Mrs. Katy D. Goodman
Died sometime after 1883

In 1873 Nels Johnsen moved to the Town of Kesson in Dodge County, Minnesota, where he manufactured plows for 10 years. In 1884 he opened a grocery store and restaurant. Nels was a member of the Lutheran Church and the Republican Party. He was also a member of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) and served for 7 years as secretary of the Kasson Lodge of the International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF).
I am seeking information about when and where Nels died and was buried, and to alert any descendants of his that the profile exists.  I am also seeking an image or photo of him for inclusion in the profile. Thank you for any help you can provide in this matter. -- Scott

Scott Cantwell Meeker
15th Wisconsin Webmaster

Mary Blinn Brazill Sun, 01 Oct 2000 11:14
I am still looking for ancestors in Dodge County!  Am looking for a George and Julia MARTIN who came to Dodge Co. in 1857 or 58.  Where can I find death records for them?  Does anyone know where I can obtain a copy of the 1860 census for Dodge Co.?  I believe their children were Hellen, Ada and Marigh (sp?).  Ada MARTIN married Frederick BLINN in 1873 in Ellington.  How might I find a marriage certificate?  Ada and Frederick BLINN'S children were:  Margaret Julia, b. 1874 in Ellington; Louis, b. 1877 in Kenyon;  Lester, b. 1879 in Kenyon;  George, b. 1884 in Ellington; and Edward, b. 1886 in Kenyon.  Any information about any of these people would be greatly appreciated!  Mary Blinn Brazill

Susan Goodman Sat, 30 Sep 2000 14:00
Seeking info on Gunnar NELSON 1802-1872 in Dodge County, MN.  moved to Kasson MN in 1868 from WI.

Charlie Cole Mon, 25 Sep 2000 07:31
Seeking any information on the Chapin family of Dodge Center.
    1   Glenn S. Chapin b: March 21, 1898   d: January 1984 in Dodge Center, Dodge, MN
..      +Margaret
.   2   Lyle Chapin b: Bet. 1930 - 1940
.   2   Mary Margaret Chapin    b: May 15, 1939 d: October 04, 1959
.   2   Lowell Chapin   b: March 02, 1941
.   2   Jane Chapin b: May 03, 1945
.....       +Unknown Gold
Thanks Charlie Cole - Dallas

Marcy Feltenberger Sat, 16 Sep 2000 15:51
Searching for records of the marriage [in Dodge county] of Peter A. Peterson and Anna Jenson on 28 Jun 1878.  Also naturalization records from 1879 (possibly in Minnesota)  Peter was born in May 1851 in Copenhagen, Denmark and Anna was born on 10 May 1862 in Copenhagen, Denmark.  These are my husband's great grandparents and would like to take the family further back.  She had been married prior so I do not know if Jenson was her previous married name (could have been Chapman) or her maiden name.  At the time of their marriage she had two children Sadie Chapman and Anne Chapman.  No birthdates are available on these children. Marcy Feltenberger in California

JoAnn Gilbert Chiappetti Tue, 12 Sep 2000 11:41
  Dodge County Query   Are there any QVALES, or KVALES,  buried in the Evergreen or Maple Grove Cemetery?    I am a descendant of these people and am doing research on Gilbert, Loomis, VanOrnum and  Throndson.   Thank you.   JoAnn Gilbert Chiappetti  

gary_beckyandr Thu, 7 Sep 2000 05:46
I am looking at the Atlas and Farmers Directory of Dodge County, Minnesota dated 1914 for Concord Township.   
S.W. corner Section 9-80 acres is Robert T. Andrews - my grand uncle
N.W. corner Section 16-50 acres is Robert T. Andrews - my grand uncle
S.W. corner Section 16-160 acres is Vincent C. Andrews - my great-grandfather
S.E. corner Section 8-20 acres is Robert C. Abel - my 1st cousin, twice removed
N.E. corner Section 17-40 acres is Robert C. Abel - my 1st cousin, twice removed
N.E corner Section 17-40 acres is A.W. Andrews - (Who is A.W. Andrews?)
N.E. corner Section 17-80 acres is A.W. Benson - father of my grand uncle Monty's wife Agnes Benson.  
I have just recently discovered that Vincent C. Andrews had an older brother Josiah Webster Andrews.  Josiah was married to Mary Hazeltine.  Their last known location was Pierce County, Wisconsin.  My question is who is A.W. Andrews?

Lorinda Lardino Sun, 3 Sep 2000 20:38
KRAMER, Joachim F.(b. 13 Sep 1832 Prussia, d. 12 Nov 1898) married Wilhelmine F. D. ? in Winona County c. 1856. (b. 26 Aug 1832 Prussia, d. 15 Mar 1904) Both are buried Riverside Cemetery, Wasioja twp, Dodge Co. MN. Son Edward's wife Nellie (1871-1929) is buried with them. Or this is the way I understand the record. Known children are: Mary(b.1856?), Lise(1857-1860), William(1859), Julia(1859), Hermania(1864), Gustave(1867), Lucinda(1868), Wilbert, Edward. Any more KRAMER info much appreciated. Lorinda Lardino

JamesS7334 Sat, 2 Sep 2000 22:22
I am seeking information about my grandmother, Bertha Alice Templar (sometimes shown as Templer)  She was married in Wasioja, Dodge County October 21, 1885 to Oliver C. Strock.  She was born Mar 17, 1864 in Dodge County.  She may have been the daughter of Solomon Templar, but I have been unable to confirm this.
I am also seeking information about the family of my grandfather, Oliver C. Strock.  I believe his father was George and they lived in Dodge County in the 1860-1890 period.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

JoAnn Topness Fri, 1 Sep 2000 10:12
I wonder if you could provide me with directions to "Fairpoint" cemetery in Concord?  It's a very small cemetery (as I recall, hidden from the road), but it's been many years since I've visited there.  Appreciate any assistance you could give me. Thank you. JoAnn Topness

JoAnn Gilbert Chiappett Mon, 28 Aug 2000 13:39
I'm searching for information on the parents and siblings,etc. of my great grandfather Hiram Clinton Gilbert, who was born May 1, 1839 in Alleghaney Co., New York & died May 19, 1923 in Dodge Co., MN.  He married Martha C. Watkins in Zumbro, MN.   HIs son Myron Haley Gilbert was my grandfather.  His other children were Emma, Harriet, Carrie, Marion and William W.   JoAnn Gilbert Chiappett, daughter of William Ernest Gilbert & Belva L. Loomis)  

JoAnn Gilbert Chiappett Mon, 28 Aug 2000 13:39
CAMPBELL.  Also looking for info on Floyd M. Campbell, born July 4, 1890 and died August 16, 1968 in Dodge Center.  He married Claire Gilbert, my father's sister in 1910 in West Concord where they lived.  Don't have any info on their children Pauline, born 1911, Donald, Elna and Robert.   JoAnn Gilbert Chiappetti  

JoAnn Gilbert Chiappett Mon, 28 Aug 2000 13:39
PETERSON:  In researching my familly tree, I need info on a Keith Peterson, born 1896 and died 1945, buried in Mantorville, who married Nellie Mae Gilbert, sister of my father William E, Gilbert.  They had 3 children Keith Jr. Kenneth & Elrose and lived in St. Paul, MN. He had a brother, Floyd Peterson & wife Bernice who farmed near Kasson - need names of their children, birth dates, spouses, etc.   JoAnn Gilbert Chiappett  

Carolyn Sun, 27 Aug 2000 12:23
Researching FRYE/FREY, Richard Leslie b. Marine Mills, Washington Co., MN. 1885, w. Esther Ottilia (BRUN)FRYE/FREY, b.Washington Co.,MN, 1889, died Jan. 1979, Hennepin, MN. Marriage (?) location unknown. Richard and Esther FRYE/FREY were supposed to have married in that [Dodge] County. Searching for the names of their children.  Also was this their only marriage. Parents of Richard Leslie Frye are: William Alexander Fry, b. Clifton WIS.,1851, m., Mary Livingston, b. 1854, Livingston,Wis.  Trying to figure out if Richard is the brother of Gustave or the Father. Where are all the children of these people?????
Gustave A. FRYE/FREY m. Elizabeth May YOUNG in Redwood Falls MN., 1912. Searching for the names of their children. Death location unknown.

LSmith1506 Sat, 26 Aug 2000 19:36
ROGERS: Searching for information on ROGERS. Wesley ROGERS b. 1834 - NY; son: Fred ROGERS b. 1866, Randalia, IA, m. Floy WEAKS b. 1866, Grant Co. WI. Children of Fred and Floy: Clifford Glen b. 1892; Howard b. 1895; Earl b. 1897.  Wesley supposedly died in Dodge Center btn 1880 and 1885.  Fred, Floy and children moved to Dodge Center and /or West Concord after 1895.  Any information would be appreciated.

Martha Theis Thu, 17 Aug 2000 20:52
Am researching DONALD CHAMBERLAIN MEEK born 28 July 1915, died 1 July 1998 in Kasson, Dodge County, need information as to place of his birth, names of his parents and their place and dates of birth and death. Also Donald's wife BERNICE ERICHSEN, she died about 1958, need date  and place of her birth and date and place of her death, also names of her parents and their place and dated of birth and death. Thank you.

Kathy Julkowski Fri, 11 Aug 2000 02:22
I have just learned of a Dodge County connection: James THOMSON.  My great-grandmother's sister reportedly lived in Dodge Center Minnesota in June 1889.  The only information I have about this relative is her married name:  Mrs. James Thomson.  She was born a Weston,  Dora or Nettie.  She had lived in Cresco, Howard County, Iowa.  Mrs. Thomson was born in Vermont.  Her parents were Daniel B. Weston and Ruth Jackson Weston.  There were nine siblings:  Ephraim, Sophia, Charles, Dora, George,  Catharine, Nettie, Elva and Eliza.  I would be most grateful for any information about any THOMSON connections in Dodge County.  Thank you.  Kathy Julkowski in Portland, Oregon at

Michael Hartley Thu, 3 Aug 2000 18:07
I am looking for the grave of John K. Sullivan, my great grandfather.  He died sometime around the turn of the century. Hayfield rings a bell. He had 13 children.  His wife'same was Mary Alton and they were catholic.  Thanks for your time.

Mary Gallup Thu, 3 Aug 2000 05:51
I am looking for information on my great great grandfather, Guy Adams.   He died in Hayfield, Dodge, MN on 18 Jan 1910. His wife's name was Mary (West) Adams. I need information about his children and confirmation of death date. Please contact me at

Doug Kerr Tue, 01 Aug 2000 19:02
KERR, David (b. 1831-d. 1896 Dodge Co.) wife Grace GRAY Kerr (b. 1835, d. 1911 Dodge Center). Children: Bathia TROLSON (b. 1859 d. 1950), John Marcus KERR. plus several others including David William KERR (b. 1874 d. 1949) Interested in any information about David Sr. He was a farmer in Dodge Co. (Ripley Twnshp) from about 1860 until his death. Do not know names of any of his relatives (i.e. brothers, sisters, parents) Doug Kerr. e-mail:

Nancy J. Scott Tue, 01 Aug 2000 11:20
I am looking for information on a Levi STILWELL, he died in 1901 at the home of his son James E. STILWELL who was living in Kasson at the time.  Levi had come from Evansville Wis. before that .  I do have some information on James, he was married to Vernette BABCOCK and they had the following children;
Lynn A. born 1870 died 1959
Rollon born 1878 married Mary Peters
Susie May born 1884 married Mr. Slocum
George born 1889 died 1908
Erwin born 1883 died 1899
Kate J. born 1886
Any information on any of these people would be greatly appreciated.
Nancy J. Scott

Kay Olson-Fleming Mon, 24 Jul 2000 06:18
LEA family:  I am trying to locate my great grandfather's family that lived in Dodge County.  John O. LEA born 13 Dec.1861 in Hayfield, Dodge Co., Minnesota.  John O. LEA was the son of Ole LEA and his wife Lena[?]  Other children that I know of were Gul O. LEA and Bertha Karine.  John, Gul and Bertha all moved to Marshall County, South Dakota and homesteaded.  Any information would be appreciated.  Thank you.  Kay Marie

Dorothy Frisvold Wed, 12 Jul 2000 14:58
Kenneth PAGEL (my brother) born and died in _?_ July 1945 in Rochester, Minnesota parents - Kermit and Minnie PAGEL
Buried in a cemetery in Dodge Center (I think it was the Grace Lutheran Church Cemetery) Thank you.

Denise Nelson Thu, 6 Jul 2000 22:38
I am seeking information  for Christian Nelson,  and his wife Carrie.  Her maiden name may have been Oelson.  They were married in  Kasson, Dodge County MN, on  26 Jul  1870. I only know the name of one child, so far, but believe they had more children. Any information would help. Thanks  Denise Nelson

Judy Robery Sun, 18 Jun 2000 21:03:
I'm searching for any information regarding my grandparents, Mabel Addie CLARK, dob 13 May 1988, Kasson, MN and Ira Melville WILSON, sob 23 June 1888, Mauston, Juneau, WI.  I believe the met in Kasson and were married there 10 Dec 1904-06?  My father, Leslie Lee WILSON was born in Kasson 20 Sept 1907. followed by Helen, twins Mamie and Maud, Francis Franklin and Robert Ira. Had cousins named CAMPBELL; believe on of them was Kenneth. Not sure if these cousins lived in Kasson or some other town. Any information would be appreciated. Judy Robery Mon, 12 Jun 2000 20:00
Seeking information on Christopher MOGEN and wife Mari LEA, parents of Carl Martin MOGEN born in 1887 in Dodge County MN near Hayfield. He married Minnie SEEVERTS about 1910 and died in Rochester in 1963.

Peggy Kirchmeier  Fri, 9 Jun 2000 12:41
I am researching for my husband.  His mother's maiden name was Gill.  She died in 1990.  The last known town his great grandfather was Manderville, (Mantorville??) Minnesota. His name was Herman Gill and was married to Alvina  (we have no maiden name for her) We know that in 1898 they were still in Manderville (Mantorville?) because they had a son born there named Leo Clarence Gill born on Dec 26, 1898.  Leo must have moved to SD at sometime, because he married  in June of 1923 at Webster, SD and died Oct. 1971 at Webster, SD  This is as far as I have gotten.  We have everything after Leo Married and was in Day Co. of SD we want the before and have hit a dead end and have no idea what to do next, I have exhaused all of my links.  We have no ss #'s or anything else other than what you see here.  Can anyone help me? Thank you Peggy Kirchmeier

Blanche Krbechek Sun, 04 Jun 2000 06:43
I am looking for information about any TYNDALL and DIGBY families that settled in Dodge County.  The families were originally from County Wicklow, Ireland. Blanche Krbechek

Patricia Johnson Mon, 29 May 2000 12:46
Elizabeth Hill SHERWOOD entered the area that is now Dodge County prob. Concord.  Just learned about Concord recently re TILDENS.  She and Adiah SHERWOOD and family crossed from Springfield Parish, Kings CO, NB in 1848.  Unf. Elizabeth died in 1849 and Adiah died in 1853 before MN was a state.  Two of their daughters, Elizabeth Ann and Mary Jane Sherwood married into the TILDEN family; second marriages for both TILDENS, William T. (Father) and his son Austin TILDEN.  Believe they married there around Eagle Valley prob. Concord Area.  Would very much like to find where Elizabeth is buried.  Though with so many TILDENS someone would know about their mother.

Bret Jensen Wed, 24 May 2000 17:48
I am looking for information on my husband's family. Hans Christian JENSEN born approx. 1872 in Kasson, MN died 1943-1944 in Huron, SD married Christina LARSEN born 1881 Council Bluffs, IA died 1943-1944 Huron, SD. They had a son Ralph Hans JENSEN born 9/18/09. We are unsure if the dates are correct and know that there are more children. Would like to hear from anyone that has any information at all. Bret Jensen

Ed Jenkins Sat, 13 May 2000 18:24
William Lindloff, Dodge Center, Minnesota.
Am interested in learning whether William Lindloff was naturalized in Dodge County in the late 1800's or early 1900's.   William Lindloff was a farmer in Dodge County. Would like information on the naturalization, and/or a copy of the naturalization papers.  Would also be interested in whether his sister, Wilhelmina Lindloff Prenzler, took out naturalization papers while she was living in the county. Thank you,  Ed Jenkins

Jackie Stewart Thu, 11 May 2000 16:51
Seeking info about Patrick Bernard CALLANAN of Mantorville.  He married Rose PFUND 29 April 1875 in Mantorville.  They lived there until about 1920.  Children born during that time: Helen Nell (Joslyn), Rosine (Saulsbury), John Henry, Lenora, Maude, Grace, Mary, Edith, Raymond Bernard, Ruth and Esther.  Would like to find out about any known relatives of Patrick and Rosina, i.e., CALLANAN & PFUND.  Also, would like to know about their homestead. Jackie Stewart 

Sandy McGuire 02 May 2000
Looking for information on any of surnames listed (Ayers, Churchward, Tappan, Tebo, Fleener) but am currently looking for information on Josephine Tebo, Vorce, Tappan. She died in Dodge Center, 7 Jan 1911. I know there was an obit on her but have not found it at this time. I am related thru Nathan Tappan's son Charles Tappan. Would love to hear from any relatives out there

Helen Bean Tue, 02 May 2000 21:38
james k. Orcutt --  Dodge County, Minnesota   Spouse:  Allison Ells Orcutt  m. Sept. 1, 1867   Parents:  Caleb and Helen Hall Orcutt   Children:  Orabelle, Ivy, and Clifford Earl Orcutt   I am interested in learning anything I can of this particular family line.  I do know that Caleb's parents names were  Bassett Orcutt and Patience Little Orcutt.  I would be very interest in obtaining copies of marriage licence's and any pictures or news articles especially of james k. or his father.  Thank you so much!!  Helen Orcutt Bean

Nancy Boyarsky Sun, 30 Apr 2000 12:56
Does anyone have information concerning a John Cody Keith (b. NY in 1800) who lived and farmed in Dodge County in the 1850s and 1860s in Ellington Township. He had a second wife at that time named Ann, and Ann's children (last name Lattimore) were living with them, along with John's youngest son, James Kieth, and an baby boy (9 months) named Almon Keith. I believe John Cody Keith died in Dodge County. Thanks, Nancy Boyarsky

Lorraine Fri, 28 Apr 2000 11:52
Looking for family of Lena Ingeboe ?  - lived in Dodge  County b. 1877 in Norway and d. 1960. Burial at West St. Olaf Cemetery. She was married 1895 to Christ Heltne who died 1933. Any info appreciated. Lorraine  ---e.mail

Robert E. Armstrong Fri, 21 Apr 2000 16:34
I am looking for information about the ARMSTRONG family.  They lived in Kasson somewhere between 1893 and 1903. The father was Philemon D. ARMSTRONG. The wife's name was Jenny.  There were 8 or 9 children, plus a few cousins. The boys were Charles Forester, Matthew Philemon, and Oliver Victor, and the daughters were Ida Estella, Lilly May, Elizabeth Adaline, Lucy Alice and Mabel Delilah. The family may have owned a movie theatre, and they may have also had something to do with sewing machines. The eldest son, Charles, may also have worked for a firearms company, as a demonstration shooter. I believe that Charles married Alma Louise Johnson of Waseca on April 5th 1896.  I have a photograph of the entire family, playing croquet on the lawn in front of a brick home. The house has a large gingerbread trimmed porch. Any information on this family will be gratefully accepted. Sincerely, Robert E. Armstrong, Houston, TX

Kim Serwatkewich Fri, 21 Apr 2000 15:15
Hi, I am looking for any info on my, which believe was born in this county.  We have him being born in a town called Calmer [Kasson? Claremont?].  Is this correct?  Is there such a town or was there?  The person I am looking for is James Alvin MCPEEK.  Born 11 Aug 1868.  His parents we have as being Decalb MCPEEK and Mary?  We are really  uncertain of this and would like any help on info in regards to this family.  Thankyou, Kim Serwatkewich nee McPeek email address

Michael C. E. ARMSTRONG Thu, 20 Apr 2000 17:24
I am looking for information about the following family: Philemon D. ARMSTRONG b. Nov. 13, 1849 m. Frankie H. KNAPP Children: Charles Forrester ARMSTRONG b. Jun 3, 1876 Oliver Victor ARMSTRONG b. Mar. 21, 1879  The ARMSTRONG family once lived in Kasson, or Kassen, Dodge County, MN. I have a photo. of the family home there. I think they had about eight children in all. Philemon D. ARMSTRONG was a veteran of the civil war, was discharged from Fort Kearney in 1866 I believe. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Michael C. E. ARMSTRONG, 505 E. View Ridge Dr., Everett, Washington 98203

Edward Egan Sat, 15 Apr 2000 05:01
I am interested to see if anyone has any info on a family from the town of Wasioja. The family name is Rice.  The parents were Del and Clara. One daughter born Jan 1920 was Erma Lucille Rice. She had three sibs born prior and I do not have their names. Looking for any info on this family. Thank you Edward Egan

Vicky Fagan Wed, 05 Apr 2000 15:56
I am looking for any information on Carl ROLF born in Dodge County area around 1905.  He is the father of Rosella ROLF, born in 1935.  Any info appreciated.  Thanks!

Dave Mohn Mon, 3 Apr 2000 10:32
I am looking for information on the family names of TOSTENSON, TORSTENSON. and KITTLESON.  I believe a Tostenson and Kittleson family homesteaded land in the 1860's or 1870's at the northern end of Vernon township and then must have left for somewhere else before 1900.  I am trying to find a relationship between these people and a Charles Mohn who's Norwegian name was Kittil Tostenson and who also settled in Vernon Township.  Thanks; Dave Mohn

Dick and Mary Lorenz Sat, 1 Apr 2000 23:04
I am looking for information on the parents and earlier relatives of Abigail Chase (dob Dec 2, 1861, Milton, Mn), daughter of John Daper Chase and Ellen (?).  John D. Chase, born abt 1837 in N.Y. lived near Milton or in Milton Twsp, Dodge, Co. Mn.  Other children and siblings of Abigail Chase were Fred (dob abt 1860), Lewis S. (dob abt 1865), Almon (dob abt 1866) and Sidney E. (dob Sept 1869).  Abigail Chase married Henry Bartholomew March 30, 1880, in Milton, Mn, in front of Judge Hunt. They live and raised a family in Concord, Mn.  Parents of John Daper Chase were John Chase and Adeline Ferry.  They were born in Mass.  They came from New York to Dodge County about 1853.  Both are buried in the Concord Cemetery, Concord, Mn.  Their children, in addition to John Daper Chase, Warren G. Chase, George G. Chase, Charles L. Chase, Mary Chase (who married a Dibble), Francis T. Chase and Andrew J. Chase.

Kathy Wed, 29 Mar 2000 15:25
I am interested in the HOKANSON family
John HOKANSON b. 22 Feb. 1867 Sweden d. 14 May 1953 Wife Anna Dahlberg b. 20 Oct 1869 D?
Carl Burned in a fire.
Ernestb. Jan 1905
I think they went to St Johns Lutheran Church of Kasson Minn. John was buried Dodge Center Minn. 16 May 1953. I am interested in the Marriage date ans death date of Anna and John and when the children died and where they are buried. thanks Kathy

Linda Lucas Sat, 18 Mar 2000 22:40
I am trying to locate descendants of the Charles and Elizabeth (ANDERSON) SMITH family that lived in Concord Township Dodge county in 1880.  Their children were Emily, Emeline, Helen, Susan A., Annette, Warren, Alice, Ida M., Lizzie V, and Charles Jr.  I cannot locate where these children went to.  Charles Smith is my 3rd great Uncle.  His brother Volney Smith is my 3rd great Grandfather.  Volney lived in nearby Goodhue county during this time then moved to Becker county.  Could some of these Smith's moved to Becker county? Linda Lucas

Revonda Mosher Sat, 11 Mar 2000 13:17
I am looking for information on Edward Joseph MOSHER, born 3/4/1861 and died about 1950. He was married to Mary Mahala SCHALER, b. 7/12/1865 and d. abot 1945. They had 8 children, 7 surviving infancy. The children were: Fauntie MOSHER, Hazel MOSHER, Alice MOSHER, Eva MOSHER, Laurence MOSHER, b 3/21/1900in West Concord, Dodge Co, MN, Wilmer and Wilbur Clifford MOSHER, who were twins b. 6/4/1905 in West Concord, Dodge Co, MN. We think Edward Joseph's father was Jacob MOSHER who either lived in Indiana or lived in Indiana and then moved to MN. Any information would be appreciated.Revonda Mosher 

Betty Brown Tue, 07 Mar 2000 14:10
I have an ancestor named William GARRISON who with his wife Ann Chid ester GARRISON lived the last years of their lives in Mantorville. They both died there  but are buried in Broom Co., NY. I am assuming they were living with an adult child and wish to know if anyone knows of any Garrison in the Mantorville area 1840-1860.  If it was a married daughter they were with, I'm probably 'up a creek' but thought it was at least worth a try!  Thanks. Betty Brown

H. Scott Bjerke Sat, 4 Mar 2000 22:24
I am tracking down info on the birth of my grandfather Finlay D. MacMartin born July 11, 1881 to Duncan MacMartin and Jane Steele in Claremont Minnesota (Dodge County).  Would you have any recommendations as to how I could try to track down this info? Thanks
Scott Bjerke or

Jannita Weidenbach Thu, 02 Mar 2000 10:39
I am researching the names of HEFFRON-FALLON-DORSEY-FRIARY,from Dodge and Olmsted counties. I am looking for the family of Patrick HEFFRON and Margaret O'Brien HEFFRON, they had 11 children born from Tipperary,Ireland,NewYork to MN,the parents were from Carlow,Ireland, coming to USA abt 1843.  Some of the children are Christopher b.1852,taught school in Kalmar and later a clerk of court in St.Paul, Martin HEFFRON b.1848 was a builder, Rev.Patrick Richard Heffron b.1960, was the second Bishop of Winona,MN, John who fought in the civil war, Catherine Parmelle, Mary(my ggggreatgrandma) Teresa Malloy,St.Mary's nurse in 1907, They were raised in Mantorville,MN, and spread out to Olmsted county,Kalmar township. Mary HEFFRON(my ggggreatgrandma) born 1835 in Tipperary,Ireland, married Michael DORSEY born 1834-died 8-1864,children are; Tom b.1854, Maggie b.11-1855(my gggrandma). Norah b.1857, John b.3-8-1859, Will b.1861, MaryAnn b.1863, Mike b.1865-married Ada Parish. Maggie is my gggrandma,born 11-1855, she married William FALLON, in Eyota twsp, their children; William Jr. Fallon-married Agnes Feery, Mary Fallon-married John Piearce(my great grandparents),  Harry-single, Cecelia-married Carl Nichols, Irene-married John Lally, Norah-married Connally, Mararet-married Eugene Detenault, Anna-married Julius Blake. When Michael Dorsey died in 1864, Mary HEFFRON-DORSEY, then married James FRIARY 12-28-1868, in New Haven twsp,Olmsted county, and had 5 more children. Thank you, Jannita Weidenbach email;

Arla Campbell Schell Tue, 29 Feb 2000 01:35
I am looking for Chas Ferris who married a Campbell (first name unknown but could have been Elma Jane or Sarah).  They were married approx 1874.  He could have been approx. 29 years of age and she approx 18 years of age.  Here parents were from Milton Township.  He may have been from Ohio.  They had moved to Indiana by 1880.  If you have any information please contact Arla Campbell Schell

kay and dale Wed, 23 Feb 2000 16:51
looking for Henry Thompson died 1959 buried in Riverside cemetery did he have a wife buried next to him????? if so do you have any dates or names and would their be a sexton to tall if there are any family still around there?

Mary Blinn Brazill Sat, 19 Feb 2000 17:37
Hello.  I'm searching for information on my great-grandfather Fred BLINN and my great-grandmother Ada (Martin) Blinn who married Fred on June 4, 1873 in Dodge, Minnesota.  Is this a town, or only part of the name Dodge Center, or perhaps Dodge County?  (This info came from the LDS FamilySearch)  He died on Oct. 18, 1889.  Where?  She moved to Cloquet, Minnesota in 1906 and lived there until her death in 1938.  Their sons were G.H. Blinn and E.A. Blinn, both of Cloquet.  There were two other sons (Louis, Seattle?) and Lester (of where?).  My father was Lester Blinn, son of E.A. Blinn. Is this enough info?  The obituary of Ada Martin Blinn says she was born in New York City on Sept. 26, 1855 and moved to Kenyon, Minnesota in 1858.  This is the only information I have on anyone in my family.  I'd appreciate any information anyone might have.  Thanks.

Gary Duane Witt Andrews Sat, 12 Feb 2000 19:41
Subject: Abel - Andrews - Bielenberg - Engbard - Erath - Jones - Rohwer - Witt Family Trees
I am willing to provide information [on the above families] to anyone that is interested at my cost for paper, printing cost and mailing cost etc.  I am concerned that because of my mothers health and age and my distance that I may lose a lot of the current data, births, deaths, marriages etc.  I have a few contacts in West Concord and Dodge Center but would like a few more if possible.  My mailing address is:   P.O. Box 876 Tracyton, WA 98393-0876

Ang Smith Sun, 6 Feb 2000 14:40
Searching for Thomas Thompson, wife Louise and son John M. Thompson. Married in Dodge Jone 04, 1879 and John born Dec. 28, 1880. Later they moved to ND. Ang Smith

Carol Barker LeResche Sun, 30 Jan 2000 12:53
Searching for information on my Muller family.  Charles MULLER and his wife Gertrude HAAS MULLER were living in Berne, MN in 1868 when their child Mary was born.  They were Prussian.  I believe Charles came from the Rhineland.  I do not know if they married before or after Charles arrived in MN.  Gertrude died in 1883 and Charles remarried shortly thereafter to Maria Anna BLUM.  Gertrude and Charles had several children:  Mary (married either a Dixon or Nixon); Charles Jr; John who died in 1881; Joseph; Ernest; Leo; Agnes (married a Donahue), Nick; and Gertrude.  Both Charles and Gertrude are buried in the St. Rose Cemetery, Cherry Grove Township, Goodhue County along with their son John.  Surnames in this extended family are: MULLER, HAAS, DICKSON, DIXON, NIXON, NICKSON, DONAHUE, LINNEMAN; KNEVEL, BLUM.  I would appreciate any information you may have.

Ang Smith Thu, 27 Jan 2000 12:29
I am looking for info on Thomas THOMPSON and his wife Louise(a) LARSON who were married in Dodge County June 04, 1879. Any info found on them would be apprecitated very much. Thank you. Ang Smith

Jamie Fink Sun, 23 Jan 2000 11:46
I am searching for information on David McCarthy & Mary Landy from the Dodge Co., Minnesota area.  I have in my possession a marriage license from Mantorville, Dodge Co., Minnesota belonging to John Cummings and Mary McCarthy dated 29 Nov 1873. The witnesses for this license are David McCarthy and Mary McCarthy (probably husband and wife and parents to Mary). With further research I have found a David McCarthy who married Mary Landy.  They had Nellie Elizabeth McCarthy (b. 1 Jan 1861 in Clyman, Dodge Co., Minnesota) who married Oscar Wesley Ingersol 1 Jan 1876 in Concord Township, Dodge Co., Minnesota. I believe that Nellie and Mary were sisters, but I need to find that proof.    According to records associated to my line:
John Cummings born 24 Jun 1848 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts
Mary McCarthy born about 1859 (according to the 1875 Minnesota Census)
Children: Dora May Cummings born 26 April 1875 in Marshall, Lyon Co., Minnesota.
The descendants from this family eventually migrated  to Iowa and Wisconsin. If you have any information to share on these families, I would be grateful.   Thank you Jamie Fink Tue, 18 Jan 2000 01:42
I am in search of my ancestor, Francis Marion CAMPBELL who's first wife was Mary Ann HUCKSTEP.  They resided in Milton Township.  Her parents were Pinckney HUCKSTEP and Nancy OVERTURF.  His parents were James C. CAMPBELL and Sarah BUCHANAN.  Francis and Mary Ann's children were:  Nancy Ellen, James Peifney, Smith Brigham, Norman Kimball, Elma Jane or Alma Jane, Riley William, and Mary Ann.  Mary Ann (the wife) died 28 Feb 1865 and is buried in Milton Township.  Francis Marion CAMPBELL than married Sarah Elizabeth RANDALL on 30 Sept 1868. After their death, their bodies were taken back and buried in Milton township.  If you have any information please contact me at  Thank you  

Barbara Noblin Sun, 09 Jan 2000 20:47
I am research the SWENDIMAN and TRAPP families which lived in Dodge Center from about 1875 onward.  I can be contacted at Thanks.  Barbara Noblin

Joanne Stone Johnston Sat, 8 Jan 2000 14:16
If you do lookups, would you look for John STONE, died Aug 1883 in Mantorville. His wife, Philantha (Filantha) Tupper STONE, died in Mantorville, date unknown.

Mary D. Wed, 5 Jan 2000 15:38
I am researching the Jacob Harris family who are listed in the 1857 census in Wasioja township.  Jacob had originally come from Washington County NY to WI and there married Letitia Pierce daughter of Joseph and Polly .  Jacob and family lived in Dodge County until after 1870, then moving to Swift County.  Children were Georgianna, Gertrude, John, Gaines, Abbie Louise, and Ida.  Any info will be welcome.  I have done land records and census records.  Also lost track of Gaines.   Names in their ancestry are, Harris, O'Dell, Pierce, Aldrich.  Thank you  Mary D

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