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Mary Blinn Brazill Sun, 30 Dec 2001 10:53
I'm looking for information about a George Garver.  He was born to William A. Garver (d. 1881, Dodge Co.) and Maria Louise (Martin) Garver (b. 1853 NY, d. 1935. Dodge Co.).  I believe William  and Maria had 5 children:  Kate (Garver) Middleton, Effie Garver, Martin Garver, Unknown Garver, and George.  I have no information about George other than mention of his name in his mother's obituary.  Also, does anyone have any information about the "Mr. Middleton" whom Kate married?  This would have been in approximately 1900.  Thanks. Mary Blinn Brazill

Cheryl Herrig-Ness Sat, 29 Dec 2001 22:20
I am researching Augusta, August, and Alvina Kottke who came to U.S. in 1883 and settled in vicinity of Kassen, Dodge County, Minnesota.  I do not know if they came with their parents (Julius Kottke and Amelia Pankonin Kottke) to MN or not.  I know nothing about their parents except their names, which were listed on August's death certificate.  I am wondering if they might be on the 1885 or 1895 MN States Census?  They left several more brothers and sisters somewhere in Germany when they immigrated to the United States.
Augusta M. Kottke was born December, 1866 in West Prussia, Germany.  She married John Trapp and lived in Wasioja area, I believe.  They had a son named Walter, who was born in May, 1894.  I recently ordered death certificates for Augusta and John Trapp from the MN Historical Society, but have not yet received them.
Alvina Pauline Kottke was born May 21, 1872 in West Prussia, Germany.  She married Herman Frederick Guell/Gill (who was born in WI on June 3, 1873) on April 6, 1897 in the vicinity of Wasioja/Kassen/Mantorville, MN.  Herman Gill had lived only a few years in this area.  Twin sons were born at Wasioja, MN in December, 1898.  The family then moved to Hawley, MN before 1900.
August Kottke was born November 27, 1869 in West Prussia, Germany.  He worked and also went to school for awhile in the Kassen, MN area from 1883 until 1888, when he moved to Bristol, Day County, South Dakota.  He later married at Bristol, SD.
I would appreciate any helpful information.  Thank you for your help and time. Sincerely, Cheryl Herrig-Ness

Fred Brechbuhl Fri, 28 Dec 2001 12:14
My father was born in Dodge Center Mn. on Nov.9, 1917. His parents were Fred/Fritz Brechbuhl and Kathrina Marie (Stolba) Brechbuhl.  I was wondering if anyone  there in the genealogy society would be interested in helping me in researching the records there.  Thank you in advance.   Sincerely: Fred Brechbuhl 15925South 42340 Road Claremore Ok. 74017

Scott Cantwell Meeker Thu, 13 Dec 2001 21:10
NELSON, Lewis G.,  aka NOAS, Lars Gundersen aka NAAS, Lars Gunnarsen
Captain, 15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry (1861-1865)
Born May 9, 1841, Drangedal, near Kragero, Telemark, Norway
Father was Gunnar Nilsson Naas
Mother was Asborg Oline Tykesdotter
Immigrated to America with his parents in 1845
Married Mary Ellen See in 1870
Married Hattie Barlow
Married Etta Dibble
Died August 21, 1907

After returning from the Civil War he moved for a time to Albert Lee, Minnesota, then settled in Kasson, Dodge County, Minnesota, where he opened and ran a store for many years.  A various times he served as the local postmaster, town clerk, village councilor, president of the council, president of the school board, and register of deeds.  Was elected to Minnesota House of Representatives and, in 1880, was elected as a Republican Presidential Elector. Raised in the Lutheran Church, but later attended the Episcopal Church. Member of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) and the International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF)

A detailed 4 page profile of Lewis G. Nelson, including a photo of him in his Civil War uniform, is posted on the 15th Wisconsin website at <>.

I am seeking the following information about Captain Nelson:
* Details of his 3 marriages (when/where married and when/why his wives died)
* Names and birth dates of his children (if any).
* His obituary, especially where and of what he died, and where he is buried
* Any letters or diary entries or memoirs about his Civil War service or involvement with 15th Wisconsin Reunions.

Anyone providing any of the above information will be credited by name in the Sources section of Nelson's profile, as well as on the list of Modern 15th Wisconsin Volunteers posted at <>.

Thank you.

Scott C. Meeker
15th Wisconsin Webmaster

Michelle Austin Sat, 3 Nov 2001 07:51
Mr. and Mrs. William Sparrow moved to Dodge County in 1855 from Kent County, England.  They died together in 1904 in Kasson, MN of gas asphyxiation.  They had five surviving children.  They were Windsor, Wiseman, Harry, Louisa (Mrs. Joseph WHARTON) and Kate (Mrs. Walter COMPTON).  They also had a farm near Byron, MN.  I am particularly interested in information on Windsor SPARROW'S daughter, Ann Augusta SPARROW, born 05-20-1904 in Dodge County per her obit, which stated her death to be 04-21-34.  She married Mr. Hooker JOHNSON, of West Concord, Dodge County on 07-11-1924. They resided between Kasson and Byron, MN.  I can't find anything on Mr. Hooker JOHNSON or his family. Any information on these family would be greatly appreciated.   Thanks, Michelle Austin

Dick Kolb Thu, 01 Nov 2001 12:40
I am looking for vital information(parents) on: William K. Bolstad Born: 3/16/1874(Kasson, MN) Died:6/26/1950
Spouse: Josephine Johnson Born: 9/27/1882(Crookston, MN) Died: 3/5/1955

Nanette Johnson Sun, 28 Oct 2001 12:04
I am interested in obtaining information on Otto JOHNSON.  Born 11 August 1867 in Vernon Township, Dodge, Minnesota.  His parents are Hans and Caroline JOHNSON.  Hans was born Feb 9, 1844 in Telemarken, Norway.  Caroline was born Nov 22, 1843 in Toten Norway.  Hans and Caroline came to Vernon Township from Rochester where they were married on Aug 4, 1866. I am looking for documents or information that would confirm this information.    Thank you for your assistance.  Please reply to

Kathy Severance Sat, 13 Oct 2001 19:49
Does anyone know if the Mrs. J. S. Mills, daughter of Mrs. Perrys is Abigail Mills wife of Joseph Shephard Mills?  Son of John M. Mills & Lydia Yapp?
Dodge County Star Feb 17, 1910
Mrs. Polly Ann Perry was born in the town of Woodstock, Windsor Co., VT, Oct 31, and died Wednesday Feb 16, 1910 in Dodge Center [Dodge Co], MN age 93 years, 3 months and 16 days.   She was married to Rev. Nile A. Perry, a methodist preacher, in Utica, NY Nov 10, 1834. To this union ten children were born, six of whom still survive, Mrs. J. S. Mills & Mrs. C. C. Chamberlin, both of Milton Jct, [Rock Co] WI., Rollian A. Perry of Rochester [MN], Frank C. of Dodge Center, Rev. Garrett S. of St. Paul [MN], and John. B. of Mpls., One son Philo was shot at the battle of Shilo, Apr 6, 1862.  Grandma Perry could boast of 47 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren.
Grandma Perry has for many years lived with her son, Frank in Dodge Center. The funeral will be held in the Methodist Episcopal church, Fri afternoon at 1:30, with Rev. W. H. W. Webster officiating, assisted by Rev. F. B. Cowgill, D. D., District Superintendent, of Mankato [MN].   Kathy -

Shirley Lee Tue, 18 Sep 2001 23:25
Looking for information on George F Stafford.  He was born May 15, 1854 Black River Falls, Jackson Co., WI.  Son of John Franklin Stafford and Sarah Meeks. George died February 27, 1894 Dodge Co., MN.  I believe he married Emma Marie Ward. Would like to know the date of marriage. Also would like to find out where he is buried. Any information will be appreciated.  Thank you.

Barbara Hug Fri, 31 Aug 2001 21:24
Gene Forbes killed himself in West Concord, Dodge Co., Minnesota on August 17, 1924. He is buried in Iowa, but I would like to have his obituary from the local newspaper. Barbara Hug

Marilyn Reynolds Sat, 25 Aug 2001 20:42
Hello, I am seeking information about Mary E REW Andrews who was in the 1860 census for Dodge Co. 1860 ANDREWS MARY Dodge County MN  088 Ashland Township And  is buried in the Wildwood Cemetery in Dodge Co. ANDREWS MARY E S   05/OCT/1869 Wildwood Wasioja Dodge AGE 43 YRS. 2 MOS. 15 DAS. WIFE OF W.N.    I am interested in any information about her birth and marriage family.    I would like to know who her husband was - W. N. Andrews, - and any other information that anyone may know about her.   Thank you very much.

Gene Box Fri, 24 Aug 2001 21:33
Gottlieb DUEBENDORF b. June 1858. He was a minister in 1900 living Mantonville Tws, Karron village. Any information about him will be much appreciated. Thanks, Gene Box
2239 Vallejo St.
Santa Rosa, California 95404

Phillips Foote Tue, 21 Aug 2001 12:19
Am looking for information regarding my ggf, a landowner and long time resident of Dodge Center Village. The following is what I know:
Name: Oliver Hazard Phillips
Born: 1830 in Rochester, NY
Died: 1905 in Dodge County, MN
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Wasioja Township, Dodge County, MN
Wife: Marietta Walkup
Born: 1834 in New York
Died: 1904 in Dodge County, MN
Burial: Same as Spouse.
According to a Land Office Certificate (#3550) Oliver H. Phillips purchased 160 acres in Dodge County on June 1, 1859. The 1900 Census shows Oliver and Marietta living on North Grant Street in Dodge Center Village, and shows Oliver to be the Postmaster.

Thank you for any help you can give me.
Phil Foote
11630 Brendonridge Lane
Richmond VA 23233-4012
Phone: (804)754-1760

Kathleen Thu, 09 Aug 2001 16:22
Hi - Seeking information about Charles Francis MASON, who married Margaret SHELDON (date unknown).  They had 3 children Jay MASON, Ada Mason, and Earl Howard MASON.  Photograph was done by Eleis/Ayres Photography Artist, DODGE CENTER and KASSON, Minnesota.   Any information would be appreciated. Also interested in Agusta O'BLENESS OSBORN b.d. 1855-d.1910, and her brother Morris O'BLENESS b.d. 1856 d.1938.  Possibly from Concord, Dodge Co. Minn.   Thank you. Kathleen

Sandy WEIR Mon, 23 Jul 2001 21:55
Three SMITH (SCHMID) brothers (David, Jacob, & Peter) settled in Dodge Co. MN circa 1870. They were originally from Adelboden, Switzerland.  They stopped and visited their brother, John SMITH, b. 25 Feb. 1818 in OH enroute.  Looking for descendents of these three brothers. Supposedly David and Jacob married and had families. Peter stayed single.  Sandy WEIR   

Joyce Moran Mon, 23 Jul 2001 18:16
Charles Wesley WHITNEY died in Dodge County, MN on June 2, 1923. A MN Cemetery Inscription List mentions a Charles Whitney buried in the Potter Section of the Riverside Cemetery in Wasioja Township, and although that lists a death date of 1922, I think this might be the Chas Whitney I have been searching for.  His mother, Leitha (Dill) Whitney-Brundrett was living in Greenfield, MO and was called to her son's bedside, but he died before she arrived.  While she was here, her daughter back in Greenfield, MO died unexpectedly at age 15.  Is there anyone who might check the obituary file for Chas Wesley Whitney (that is how his name is listed on the Minnesota Historical Death Index.)  He was born in 1897 in Missouri and came to MN in the early 1900s.  I don't know if there are other Whitneys in Dodge County or what he was doing there.  Other Whitneys were in Crow Wing County, MN then.  Any information would be appreciated, including whether or not there is a cemetery index that would show this information and whether or not a potter's grave would have a headstone.

Audrey E. Connelly Andrus Sun, 22 Jul 2001 10:39
I just discovered the name of William Henry HANNA on the Minnesota Historical Society Death index 1908-1946 at
The index states that he died 19 Feb 1928 in Dodge County. I am trying to determine if he is the William Henry from my line that we thought died between 1915-1917 but we have not been able to find where or when. Our William Henry's spouse would have been Sarah PYLE and his father, George HANNA(H).  Thanks for any help you can give. Audrey E. Connelly Andrus,

Roberta Hendrick Sun, 22 Jul 2001 12:19
I am looking for Almon Adelbert DUTTON descendants. He lived in Wasioja, Dodge, MN in 1910 w/wf Mary E children Orla W, George W & Bessie M.  In 1920 he lived in Dodge Ctr Village, Dodge, MN w/wf Mary E, and son George W. Almon Adelbert DUTTON d Oct 22 1925 Dodge Co MN Mary E DUTTON d Jan 06 1930 Dodge Co. MN Any info on these 2 people or their children Orla & Bessie would be greatly appreciated  Thanks Roberta Hendrick

Joy Bowser Thu, 19 Jul 2001 07:55
Am seeking info from anyone who may be researching the Loofboro family. Married into Lippencotts, Maxons, Mills from Dodge Cty. Loofboros were originally from VA then OH

Joe Dolence Wed, 18 Jul 2001 11:19
I am trying a shot in the dark...  According to his obituary, my grandfather Howard Edward CANFIELD was born somewhere in Dodge County on August 8, 1908 to Steven and Bertha CANFIELD. I am currently searching for information on Steven A and Bertha E CANFIELD. The 1920 US Census list them as residents of Nobles County, Minnesota. What I am looking for is the maiden name of Bertha. Perhaps it would be listed in a local newspaper on around the birthdate of Howard. If anyone is able to look up this kind of information, I would appreciate you help. Thank you, Joe Dolence

Lynn Keihl Wed, 11 Jul 2001 01:44
Seeking info on Edwin Jude SARGEANT (born 3 Mar 1863) and wife Agnes Della KEEF (born 17 Aug 1872) who lived in Kasson, Minnesota, where their sons Cedric Roswell SARGEANT and Norman Keef SARGEANT attended school. Edwin died in Aug 1937, perhaps in Kasson. Lynn Keihl

Dan Walker Wed, 27 Jun 2001 20:44
In the early 1960s, Donald and Marilyn McGowan becames parents to a girl whose first name is Dana.  The event took place in Kasson, Dodge, Minnesota.  The former Marilyn McGowan died sometime in the early to mid 1990s in the Seattle, Washington area while it is believed that Donald McGowan is currently in the Rochester, Minnesota area.  Dana was given up for adoption and it is believed that the Dodge County Social Services took care of the adoption.  If there is anyone in Dodge County who knew about this and who knew of the family, please respond to this inquiry to Dan Walker at

Andrew Ellsworth Fri, 22 Jun 2001 18:05
It would be great if you could help me find some information on my great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather. Charles Augustus Ellsworth was born on Oct. 8, 1872 in Claremont, MN. He married Hilda Dretsch in 1897 in Claremont. We don't know if he had any brothers or sisters, or much about his father, Moses. We don't even know what his mother's name was. It would be great if you could find some census records on Moses and his family. Thank you! -Andrew Ellsworth

Charley Tue, 5 Jun 2001 21:59
Looking for the parents of Lena LEWIS b.Oct. 1849 NY. She married on Oct. 30, 1873 in Dodge County, MN to James M. POTTER b.Jan.3,1832 Fort Ann, NY, d.Aug.3,1901 Woodward, IA. In 1873 they were living in Concord, MN. Their first child Anna b.1875 in Dodge, MN. The other three were born in IA. Lena was of Canadian parentage. Her last known residence was in Evanston, IL. in 1903. She had a sister who lived in N.D. Any help would be appreciated. Charley

Dona Thu, 24 May 2001 23:20
I have been looking for information on Lucinda Mason Mills and William H. Mills.  They are my great grandparents.  William was born 3-3-1841 and Lucinda 7-23-1840.  They were married in Dodge Co., Minn.  She is the parents of Jacob and Amanda (Harroun) Mason of Crawford, Pa., and Genesee Co., N.Y.   In 1855 the Mason family moved to Dodge Co., Minn.  When William was eighteen his family moved to Dodge Co., Minn. After their marriage in May 2, 1866 they continued to live in Dodge being for a time at Mantorville and later at Concord.  In 1872 they came to California and settled in Cobb Valley, Lake County ca.  I have some information on her side but nothing on his.  Any help would be wonderful.  Thank you ahead of time.  Sincerely, Dona

Ralph Cheek Thu, 24 May 2001 14:30
Would appreciate help in learning more about my ggrandparents who moved to Wasioja and died there. Although his parentage is well documented by others, I can't find her parents.  As they both died in Wasioja when it appears that only the Wildwood cemetery was established, would someone mind checking on their possible burial there. George Gorton BURLINGAME,  b 1826 Harford, Cortland Cty., NY, Married 1846 Harford. shortly after marriage they moved to Lake Cty, Wis., then to Dodge Cty, Minn. in 1861. He died 4 Sep1872.
Harriet, his wife, nee BOISE OR BOIES OR BOYCE, born 1827 location unknown, assume NY. Died 18 July 1863 in Wasioja Twp. Her parents unknown.
Thank you very much. Ralph Cheek in CA

Marilyn Reynolds Thu, 17 May 2001 13:37
I am seeking information on Mary E Andrews whose cemetery is below.  ANDREWS Mary E S   05/OCT/1869 Wildwood Wasioja Dodge AGE 43 YRS. 2 MOS. 15 DAS. WIFE OF W.N.  (Born July 21 1826)
This may also be her. 1860 ANDREWS MARY Dodge County MN  088 Ashland Township
I would also like information on W. H. Andrews who is in a Olmstead Winona Dodge History book. MN History Books ANDREWS W.H. OLM. WINONA DODGE 1884   927   Thank you very much.  Marilyn

Earl Henry Sun, 08 Apr 2001 14:03
Seeking ancestor and sibling information on Grace Myrtle Lake b. Aug 10, 1887 in Westfield Township, Dodge County, Mn, d. Jul 11, 1973. Earl Henry

Doug Kerr Tue, 27 Mar 2001 17:09
KERR, David (1831-1896)  and Family--1860-1940. I cannot find any information on some of my relatives who resided in Ripley Twnsp from 1863 through 1920. The family members include: GRACE GRAY KERR, 1835-1911, MATTIE KERR, 1868-19??, I'd like to find out when MATTIE died. She was housed in the County Poor farm for a time as well as the Mental Hospital in Rochester from 1911-1920 ( last date is approx). MATTIE was alive in 1943, but when she died I do not know. I think she died before 1950 since she is not listed in her older sister's obit. Any help will be appreciated. Doug Kerr e-mail:

Rhonda Mann Wed, 21 Mar 2001 10:20
My name is Rhonda Mann from St. Paul Park, Minnesota.  I am the great-great granddaughter of Marquis de Lafayette Ward (dates from are 3/2/1840 Chautaqua CO., NY-4/22/1926 Hewitt, MN) and his wife Emeline Marilla Grover (dates I from are 8/18/1845 in Quincy, WI-2/25/1933 in Mantorville, MN).   However, I went to Dodge County yesterday and there is no record of Emeline Marilla Grover Ward's death for that year, so I am not sure about these dates.   Marquis De Lafayette Ward and Emeline Marilla Grover Ward had a daughter named Marilla (Rilla) Ward (born 3/1874-3/9/1949).  I am also looking for any other siblings of this family.    I believe she was a full-blooded sioux and I'm trying to track down any information on her and her descendants.   Please contact me with any information or advice for tracking these people.  Thank you so much!   Rhonda Mann 528 Hastings Avenue St. Paul Park, MN  55071 (651) 459-7428

Jon Saunders Sun, 18 Mar 2001 15:38
Carl "Charlie" "Charley" HANSSON or HANSEN (1868-) came to farm in Hayfield, Dodge Co., Minnesota about 1892 from Norway.  He married Anna Minnie BOSMAN (1865-) whose parents were born in Norway.  They had five children, Maymee, Gerald, Dewey, Leonard (1896-1976), & Walter (1904-1971).  Walter married Esther ENGVALDSON (1909-1995) and they apparently lived most of their lives in Rochester.  Maymee married a ROUKOFF (sp?).  I am looking to make contact with some of their descendants.  Does anyone have any leads?

Julia Bonneville Sat, 3 Mar 2001 20:43
Seeking information on Julia Oleson, daughter of Ingaborg Oleson; Julia was born "near Hayfield", Ingaborg's father is buried in Hayfield cemetery, but I do not know his name;  Ingaborg married Ole Peterson Feb 14, 1870 in Rochester, Olmsted County, and Julia was born sometime after this, I believe Sept or near that month.  It is possible that Ingaborg was married before.     Thanks for any help provided!

Mike McGinnis Wed, 28 Feb 2001 17:55
I am looking for information pertaining to Golden MILLS.I believe he lived in Dodge Co. somewhere near Hayfield and was possibly a farmer.He was married to Bertha HAM. They had at least one son named Wendell. Golden moved to LaSalle Co., Il near Mendota.He died c. 1940 in LaSalle Co. IL. Would appreciate any information that about MILLS or HAM in Dodge Co..Thanks for your time...M. McGinnis

Sandy Wed, 21 Feb 2001 03:14
Alexander Quenett enlisted March 7, 1865 to A Company 53rd Inf. Reg. WI.  He claimed Concord as his residence.  He died in Madison, Wi March 25, 1865. His wife was Clarinda or Carinda.  Some or all of their children were born in Houston, MN.  Two of their daughters married a Barrett & Blodgett who were on the 1870 census in Leaf Valley (Douglas Co. MN).  One son went to ND by @1901.  Anyone connect? Thank you,

Julie Eden Sun, 18 Feb 2001 08:35
Looking for informaiton on Ira Lincoln Moreland/Morland born 1863 in Concord, MN (Dodge County, MN). His parents were Thomas Moreland and Sarah Ann Hoel. Other possible Moreland family members in Dodge County include David J., William, and Wilson. Ira Lincoln Moreland first married Effie Cynthia Bruce and later, Mary Eva Behringer. Any information would be appreciated. Julie Eden

Tessie Smith Sat, 17 Feb 2001 09:59
Looking for information on ROGERS.  Wesley ROGERS b. 1834 in NY supposedly d. in Dodge Center btn 1880-1885.   Children of Wesley that were at one time in the area are: Fred ROGERS b. 1866, Randalia, Fayette Co., IA; m. Floy M. WEAKS.  Their children: Clifford Glen b. 1892 (moved to Wilkin Co., MN), Earl Edwin b. 1897 (moved to WA) and Howard b. 1895(gassed in WWI, d. early 1930's in Aitkin, Aitkin Co., MN).  Any information on this family would be appreciated.  Tessie Smith -

Tessie Smith Sat, 17 Feb 2001 09:51
I am looking for information on Jessie Rose PATTERSON; b. 17 Nov 1891 in Claremont, Dodge Co., MN - dau of John PATTERSON and Christan HUTTON.  Jessie m. ? ROGERS.  Lived in Seattle Washington in 1946.  Any information would be appreciated.  Tessie Smith;

Bill Porter Wed, 14 Feb 2001 21:53
Searching for the death dates for Alexander Houston and his wife Betsy (Parks) Houston.  Alexander is supposedly buried in the Maple Grove cemetery near Kasson.  He arrived in Dodge County from Blue Earth Co., MN in the late summer of 1862 following the Sioux Uprising.  He chose not to return to Blue Earth Co. but, to make his new home in Dodge Co.  He was born in Acworth, NH early 1800's to 20's.  He died at age 80.  Wife Betsy is born in Acworth, NH perhaps about the same time.  Death date or details unknown.  Assume Betsy is also a Dodge County death and burial.
Does anyone have a lead? Or birth/death dates for either person? Pure guess would be 1880-1900 for a death date range for Alexander.  His wife survived him.  Children were Watson A., Adeline, and Daniel M.  No details known for children.  Can share some New Hampshire family details.

Richard Bankes Mon, 05 Feb 2001 22:34
Correspond with anyone reseaching Williams families of Dodge County in 1880 -1890 era, possibly Ellington and Claremont Townships or others. My grandfather was George Williams, born there 22 Aug 1885. Have not been able to tie him into any Dodge County Williams families. Richard Bankes

Gayle Griffin Sun, 04 Feb 2001 12:44
Searching for any info on the Barnes Family of Dodge and Goodhue Cos. in MN.  On the 1870 Census, in Concord Twp, Dodge Co, there is a Barnes family -- listed as a Jed Barnes on the index.  The actual census report copy that I have is not clear as to the first name of the head of household.  It is a J----- Barnes, Age 48-Bn NY; P.G.Barnes, age 24, Bn NY; Isadora, age 19,Bn NY; Jedediah, Age 16, Bn PA; and Albert, Age 13, Bn PA. I do know that the P.G. Barnes married as a second wife, Sarah (Elias) Abel.  In Sarah's obit in 1935, it states that she was married to P.G. Barnes who had died c 1913; and Sarah had step sons named H.O. Barnes (living in Odenburg, WI in 1935) and J.A. Barnes (living in Brainerd, MN in 1935). I also found reference to a Jedediah Barnes across the county line, in Goodhue County -- who founded the Congregational Church there.  I suspect that it is of the same family, as the name Jedediah Barnes is not common. Would appreciate contact from anyone who has any info on this family. Gayle Griffin

Robert Hills Sat, 27 Jan 2001 12:28
I am looking for any information on Oscar Nataniel Hills, born Feb.25,1829 in New York. Married March 29,1849 to Amie Coon.They had three children, Stephen Elijha, born Nov 17,1855-- George Wilber, born June 10, 1851-- Fannie Esther, born June 08, 1853, all in Wis.. The imformation I have about this family is as fallows.--
Shortly after the close of the Civil War his  parents moved from Wisconsin to Minnesota, were they settled in Ashland Township, near Dodge Center. George W. received his early education in the public schools of Wisconsin and Minnesota, and at Groveland Academy in Wasioja, Minnesota. At the age of seventeen he joined the Dodge Center Seventh Day Baptist Church. In his early twenties he became a deacon in this church, being at that time the youngest deacon in the denomination. He was also superintendent of the Sabbath School.     Residence for the Hills family after 1865 was Ashland, Dodge County,Min. Any information about this family would be most helpfull. Thank you, Robert Hills

Betsey Browning Fri, 26 Jan 2001 12:04
Looking for descendants of Frederich Wertenbach and Rebecca Weber. They live in 1900 in Dodge Center, Dodge, WI. They had the following children Ruben F. born Mar 1881, Esther M. born Oct 1889 and Carl E. I  find them living in 1880 living in Ashland, Dodge, WI with the following children: Clara born 1873 and Emma born 1879. Rebecca's parents are Johannes Rohrig Weber and Dorothea Schneider. I have their lines back in Germany     and would be willing to share all my information.

Lindee Nielsen-Town Wed, 10 Jan 2001 23:17
I am the daughter of Lowell Dean Nielsen of Hayfield, Minn.  I'm looking for any information I can find about my dad's parents.  I know my grandad (Christain Nielsen) was born somewhere in Denmark. I know not when, where, or when he settled in Hayfield.  My grandma wasfirst married to a man named Flemming, or Fleming. I,m not even sur of her first name (Anne, or Annie I think).Her maiden name is unknown to me.  I believe they are both burried in Fairview cemetery in Hayfield.  Grandad worked for the railroad, Chicago Great Northern i think.  Grandma was a midwife.  She had 2 children by Mr. Flemming, a son Clayton and a daughter Lavonne. Then came my uncle Douglas, who now lives in Buffalo,minn.  My uncle Earl of St. Paul.  Then my dad, Lowell, and finally uncle Brooks.  Grandad died in the 1970s, he was 86.  Grandma died around 1981, she was 96 I think.  Any info would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you. Sincerly; Lindee Nielsen-Town

Dan Anderson Wed, 10 Jan 2001 16:08
I'm searching for additional information regarding my great grandfather:
John ANDERSON DOB: 1/22/1859 DOD: 10/30/1942. Buried in Riverside Cemetary, Dodge County. Married to Ida D. (Hall) Anderson DOD: 3/17/1946 He lived in Ely for a number of years and fathered a child (John Anderson, DOB 1894, my grandfather) by an Ojibwe woman (Otumewaygeshigoke) who died in 1903. My grandfather was raised by another family in Ely, although his father would visit from time to time when he was a young man. I have a Ely newspaper photo of the elder John Anderson and articles about his business activities in Tower and Ely. I have his obituary from the Dodge Center newspaper, but am interested in any other local newspaper articles and/or photographs of him. Thank you Dan Anderson 810-7th St. Cloquet, MN 55720

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