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Laura Mon, 9 Dec 2002 16:30
I am looking for some information:   christian ROHRER b. 15 March 1831 Buchs, St. Gallen, Suisse   d. 20 June 1893 Kasson, Dodge County MN   Do you have any more information? Maybe where he was buried or where he lived?   Thank you for your help! Laura

Dorothy Hinkey Tue, 26 Nov 2002 09:24
I am looking for records of Patrick Murray Crow/Crowe and Idella Reeves, who stated on their marriage records (Steele County) that they both lived in Dodge County in 1871. Thank you, Dorothy Hinkey

Jay Ingalls Tue, 19 Nov 2002 19:42
INGALLS, David; died 01/07/1913 in Dodge County, MN. Death Certificate CertID# 1913-MN-003368

Trying to obtain more data on this David, to decide if he is the same person as David INGALLS, born 1 Jan 1818, Berkshire Twp, Franklin, VT, listed in Burleigh's 1903 "INGALLS Genealogy" as # 2719. Said to have gone to Blue Earth MN per Burleigh. The David who died 01/07/1913 could be the son or grandson of the one born 1 Jan 1818. Would like to obtain the name of his wife and children, and contact descendants.
The Minnesota County History Name Index lists a David INGALLS in Olm., Winona, or Dodge counties in 1884.
Federal Land Records include one for David INGALLS:
  Land Office: CHATFIELD Sequence #:
  Document Number: 4289 Total Acres: 40.12
  Misc. Doc. Nr.:   Signature: Yes
  Canceled Document: No Issue Date: June 01, 1859
  Mineral Rights Reserved: No Metes and Bounds: No
  Survey Date:   Statutory Reference: 3 Stat. 566
  Multiple Warantee Names: No Act or Treaty: April 24, 1820
  Multiple Patentee Names: No Entry Classification: Sale-Cash Entries

Legal Land Description:
# Aliquot Parts Block # Base Line Fractional Section Township Range
Section #
1 NWNE   5TH PM Yes 101 N 12 W 4
Any info appreciated. Jay Ingalls,

Susan Egan Wed, 13 Nov 2002 15:06
Looking for information on the Baumgartner family living in Dodge County in 1870 and 1880. Rudolph and Susan Baumgartner and sons Jacob(half-brother) Rudy, John and Fred. Rudoph came to Wisconsin with his Father John Jacob in 1846 from Glarus, Switzerland. He married Susan Dinger in Green County,Wisconsin and moved to Dodge County MN. I have found them in the 1870 and 1880 census. If any one has access to the 1875 MN State Census, I would appreciate a look up to see if John is still in the family as he is not listed with the family in the 1880 census. Family legend has it that their were four siblings but we only knew of Jacob, Rudy(my Great grandfather) and Fred untill I found John in the 1870 census I would love to know what happened to John between the 1870 and 1880 census. Looking through the list of Baumgartner graves in Bern Cemetary, I cannot find a John listed. Thank you Susan Egan Palatka, FL

Kathy Tue, 12 Nov 2002 21:02
I am looking for the death date for an ANNA HOKANSON She was born 20 Oct 1869 and her husband was JOHN HOKANSON . they lived in Dodge Center and he is buried there so I suppose she is too. If at all possible I would like the dates for their children too. CARL, ERNEST, ESTHER, STELLA AND AMELIA. Thank you Kathy In Iowa

Kathy Sigdestad Sun, 27 Oct 2002 00:31
Many of my Thoe ancestors are buried in West St. Olaf Cemetery.  I wondered if there is a listing of burials for this cemetery.  My great great grandfather, Odd Knute Thoe immigrated to Kasson, MN with his family in 1872.  He farmed in Vernon Township for about 10 yrs and then left for Day County, South Dakota.  He had several family members who lived in this area and immigrated before him.  Thanks for any help.  Kathy Sigdestad

Scott Haney Thu, 24 Oct 2002 22:56
I am looking for Anders MOEN, and his wife Anlaug. Their daughter, Anlaug, married Nels O. SEVERSON (NOTVEDT) in about 1874. I located a marriage record for a Nels SEVERSON and Anna ANDERSSON in Dodge County in 1874. Nels is the son of Aad SYVERSON (NJADTVEDT) of Rock Dell Twp, Olmsted County. Any information about Anders and his family would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely Scott Haney

Patti Krier Sun, 20 Oct 2002 19:44
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.

Jane Sun, 13 Oct 2002 07:25
CRAWFORD, JOHN - born 16 June, 1813, died 6 Feb 1884, buried in Wildwood Cemetery, Dodge County, Wasioja Township, MN. Looking for more info on him and wife and children. Know a JOHN CRAWFORD lived in Wasioja in 1885 with wife ANGELIA and daughter ELLA LOUISE  who married SETH CLARK FENNO on 2 November, 1885 in Dodge Center, MN. JOHN supposedly  took his life. Where is cemetery located and address, and are there other family members buried there? Name of newspaper at that time and place. Would appreciate any help...Thanks, Jane  

Dick Lorenz Fri, 27 Sep 2002 20:58
Looking for information on Ellen OLMSTED/OLMSTEAD born Abt 1840, possibly in Illinois, died 1875 in Milton Township, Dodge County.  She married Andrew J. CHASE January 15, 1859 and they lived in Milton Township, Dodge County.  Children were Fred. A., Abby J., Lewis T, Almond E., Sidney E., Harvy C and Albert B. Any information on Ellen Olmsted, her parents and/or siblings would be appreciated. Dick Lorenz

Cindy Thu, 12 Sep 2002 19:53
I was looking on the internet to find some of my family history and i have some at the West St. Olaf Church Cemetery  in Dodge County in the township of Vernon. I would like to now how I can get a listing of the people in that cemetery because that one didn't have one.I am trying to find out about my Grandfather John Fredrickson Born: 1896 Died: June 11, 1920 and he had a son buried the same day he was and his name was Anthony Robert Fredrickson and I was told that they was buried there. My mother is gone and I would like to know my history and this part is missing and I am from Wisconsin and I don't know to much of Minnesota of where to go for help but if there is anything you can do for me will help. Thanks Cindy Sat, 24 Aug 2002 12:07
I am searching for information on the WESTOVER family who resided in Dodge County, MN around 1880-1900.  My greatgrandmother was Adeline WESTOVER whose father was John, mother unknown.  John remarried Lucinda MOON and Mary Ann AMES.  In addition to Adeline, John's children include Inez, Harry, Eugene, and Alice.  Any information is greatly appreciated.   

Robert Bowers Tue, 13 Aug 2002 17:09
I am looking for verification of the death of a Gary Lee Scholl, last known address was 213 3rd St.N.E., Hayfield, MN.  He was a former classmate of mine in Iowa in the late 1950's, and not knowing for sure whether he is still with us, if it would be prudent to send a class reunion invitation to that address.  I have tried to access the Hayfield Herald newspaper for this information, but it appears their server is down, as the same question to them has gone unanswered, and I cannot gain access into their paper's site.  No one amongst other classmates seems to know if Mr. Scholl's death is factual.  Can you please help?  Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to provide. Robert Bowers Washington, Illinois e-mail

Joseph Cotton Fri, 9 Aug 2002 19:31
Louise was wife of Harry Abel Davis Cotton.  Harry was born 21 June 1865 in New Hampshire and is my great uncle.  Louise was born in January 1874 in Wisconsin according to census data.  She and Harry married in Wisconsin 16 May 1894 probably in Juneau County since this is where the family was living in 1900.  Moved to Dodge Center sometime after 1900 since the 1900 federal census has them still living in Wisconsin.  I believe her father and mother, Henry Schueneman and Margaruite S. Aegerter Schueneman, purchased and operated a creamery in Dodge Center with Harry A. D. Cotton working for him.  This is according to 1910 federal census information.   Harry and Louise had two children, Orville V. and Charlotte G.  Orville was born in Wisconsin in January 1900 and Charlotte in Dodge County 20 November 1916.  Harry died 13 January 1946.  Orville died 20 June 1932 and Charlotte died 3 October 1938.  Louise's father, Henry, died 30 January 1924 in Dodge Center and her mother, Margaruite, died 30 December 1925.   Louise was living in Dodge Center probably in the early to mid-1950s.  I remember going as a young boy with my parents to visit her.  I know very little of this family.  I am unable to find her (Louise's) death date and locate where this family is buried.  I hope that someone can help.

Martha Teten Tue, 30 Jul 2002 20:18
Looking for information on the Michael KILIAN family, emmigrated from Hesse Darmstadt, Germany in 1847, Michael & wife Anna Marie had 6 children: Adam, Elizabeth, Nicholas, Phillip, Barbara, Mary Ann. All came to Winona, Minn. by 1860-1865.  Son Adam married Eva Knapp in Winona, 1860.  Adam Kilian family: Adam, Eva, Anna, Frank, William, John, Rosemarie, Charles.  Lived in Dodge County, Kasson, Minn, Adam Kilian had a sucessful carriage business that he sold to Fisher Body, sometime around 1885 (?).  Their in-laws names were KNAPP & LAMBERT.
Thank you, Martha Teten

Donald A. Andersen Thu, 18 Jul 2002 16:16
Looking for obituary for Lena BETCHER, b. 7/23/1879.  d. 7/21/1959 in Dodge County, MN.  Thanks in advance.
Don Andersen
Civil Engineering Dept. NDSU
1410 14th Ave. N.
Fargo, North Dakota   58105
701-231-7225  FAX 701-231-6185 Mon, 24 Jun 2002 21:05
Surnames: Becker, Jahn, Vague/Vaque I am seeking information abour:   Christian Becker b. Abt 7 Dec 1875 married Barbara Jahn b. abt 1870 daughter (as far as I know) of Rev Johannes Jahn (b.1834 in Birenbach,Donaukreis,Württemberg,Germany) and Caroline(a) Wilhemine(a) Vague or Vaque -- about whom I have nothing   Christian and Barbara lived in West Concord, Dodge, Minnesota and had eight Children: Otto, Ben, Jesse, Lydia, Ella, Frederick, George and Esther. After 1897 moved to Buffalo Lake, Renville, Minnesota.   Any information appreciated Wed, 5 Jun 2002 07:06
 I have the obit from my gggrandfather SIGBJORN H AABY that was in the Hayflied Transcript newspaper It was listed that he was an uncle to MRS SEREO MOE and MRS GEO WICKER Are there any relations to these people yet in Dodge Co      How are they related ?? Is it thru Sebjorn's 1st wife Kari  or thru his 2nd wife Gertrude  Or thru Sebjorn himself??  Any info  will be appreciated. Wed, 5 Jun 2002 06:36
Does anyone have any relation to GERTRUDE LARSDATTER NESS DOB  Dec 2,1837??  She married SEBJORN HALVORSEN AABY a widower on 15 Mar 1867 in Dodge Co at the Rock Dell church    Who were her parents? What year did she come from Norway and from where? Was there any  brothers or sisters??    Gertrude passed away in Clearwater Co. Minn.

Lori Fortner Fri, 10 May 2002 08:57
I am looking for information on the family of Anton Jensen.  In the 1920 Anton is a 34 year-old Danish emigrant, married to Bertha (Kyler, were living in Canisteo twp Dodge Co. MN. They met and married in Janesville, Iowa (Bremer Co). They had Thora (1911), Nora (1912), Forrest "Woody" (1915), Ferne, Lenora, Wilbur.
Lori Fortner

Bob Peterson Tue, 7 May 2002 11:13
am trying to find the date that my parents were married, probably between 1916 and 1926. My mother was alma THORSNESS, her father was thom THORSNESS  my father was john Peterson. It was probably in the Hayfield area. Any help in where to look would be greatly appreciated. Thank You  Bob Peterson

Caren Turner Sun, 05 May 2002 11:27
I am seeking information regarding:
George C. TURNER (Father: Isaac Turner) born August 28, 1817 in Sterling, Fairhaven Twp, Cayuga, New York, and died July 09, 1884 in Winona, Winona County, Minnesota.  He married Mary Alice CORBIN November 14, 1857 in Waldwick, Iowa, Wisconsin, daughter of Penuel CORBIN and Nancy ROGERS. Mary Corbin & George C. Turner went to live at Mantorville, Wisconsin, where he and E. M. Britts built a flour mill.  Children of GEORGE TURNER and MARY CORBIN are:
i. MARY ALTHERDA TURNER, b. Mantorville, Dodge, Minnesota.
ii. MYRON ALFRED TURNER, d. July 09, 1884.
iv. GEORGE BURNSIDE TURNER, b. Abt. 1860, Mantorville, Dodge, Minnesota.
v. JAMES EDWARD TURNER, b. December 15, 1862, Argyle, Lafayette, Wisconsin; d. July 26, 1931, Maple Lake, Mentor, Polk County, Minnesota.
Caren Turner

Ralph Cheek Mon, 29 Apr 2002 19:31
I 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.   They both died in Wasioja.  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

Mary Nelson Mon, 15 Apr 2002 10:29
EZEKIEL FRANK WOOD married SARA M. YAHN,  1879  Dodge Co.  They apparently went to Nobles co. MN, and raised a family.. Who were his parents? Mary Nelson

Connie Holm Wed, 3 Apr 2002 03:31
Looking for information on Lorenzo D. Quimby. He was born in 1906 and died in 1981. He is buried in Maple Grove in Kasson. Any help on him or his parents or family will be greatly appreciated.

Jack Boardman Thu, 28 Mar 2002 02:40
Benjamin CONGDON, born probably in Vermont. Married (1) Sybil CRATSENBERG, date and location of the marriage unknown, Sybil reportedly died in Minnesota about 1863. (2) Cynthia (POLING or DAVIS), date and location unknown, they had at least one child, Dora, my grandmother, born in Wasioja, either 1864 or 1866, both years listed variously on marriage and death records as are the names POLING and DAVIS for her mother’s maiden name, (3) Adeline GREEN, 24 Mar 1870, Dodge, Minnesota, this according to the Church of Latter Day Saints’ Individual Record for Benjamin CONGDON.
I am seeking information regarding:
-Death of Sybil CRATSENBERG.
-Marriage to Cynthia POLING, DAVIS.
-Divorce from Cynthia.
-Marriage to Adeline GREEN.
According to the 1870 US Census, Cynthia Congdon is listed as living in Lake Crystal, Blue Earth County, Minnesota. Benjamin Congdon is not listed. A fellow Congdon researcher provided what information she had regarding Benjamin's first and third marriages, giving only the given name "Adeline" for his third wife.

Marti Roe Tue, 26 Mar 2002 10:36
I'm looking for descendants of Bernt O. & Oline (Olive) Golberg ROE who lived in Kasson in the late 1880's and early 1900's.  They had 13 children.  I would like to update my records.  My husband's grandfather, Peter, is a brother to Bernt and they are children of Ole & Kristi ROE. Marti Roe Redding CA

Judy Tue, 5 Mar 2002 14:11
I found on the internet, a strange record regarding a much sought after relative's history.
Surname KATREIN,
Given Name  Henry.
What I found says his name in regestered on Minnesota Naturalization Records Index, St. Paul, Dodge county (?).
It is a Declaration of Intention in the years 1858-1906, says
"Numbers 1-555". "REEL 1" Volume "A", page 534.
We think his wife's name was Minnie, we think he had a daughter named Josephine born 1913. We are sure they are buried somewhere near Turtle Lake, WI. but could be wrong.
Immigration cannot help me in Wash. DC because I cannot supply a birthdate of Henry. Can you help? He would be the only link to the "old country" Judy

Gary L. Ash Mon, 18 Feb 2002 10:17
I am seeking information regarding Clarissa HILLMAN. She was born in New York 1816 and died in Milton, April 1, 1876. Her maiden name was ASH. I need to know who her parents were and which cemetery she is buried in. She was married to Silas Hillman. Thanks

Fran Hase Pitts Fri, 15 Feb 2002 16:58
I am looking for any information on The Hase Family. The father was Washington, married to Elizabeth Enders. The other Hase family members are Harry Joseph, Phillip, Lewis. Hattie, Rilla, Daisy, Mae and Allen. Harry was born in Kasson on October 31, 1881. Allen was born there on 12,17,1891. I know Harry an I believe Allen left in 1900 to go to Seattle WA. I would appreciate and information your county might have on this family. Thank you, Fran Hase Pitts

Janet Pschak Tue, 12 Feb 2002 16:54
I am searching for information on Olander Sandberg who was a blacksmith by trade, lived in Hayfield, Mn, and was married to Elna Stirenquist. Time period late 1800's. Olander had two known brothers, Andrew and Sven Sandberg. Any information would be gratefully received. Thank you..   Janet Pschak    e-mail

Julie Prondzinski Mon, 4 Feb 2002 12:21
I am looking for information on Warren STEERE and David GREEN.  Warren STEERE had a dentist practice in Dodge Center around 1878-1882.  His son Alton STEERE may have studied under him during the above time.  Warren is listed in the 1880 Fed Census of Dodge Center along with his wife.  David GREEN and his wife Francis I believed lived in Old Concord in the late 1870s.  His son Perry GREEN and daughter Bertha GREEN may have been born there.  David eventually moved to Goodwin, Deuel Co., SD where he became a state senator or representative.  Any information on the above people living in Dodge Center would be appreciated.   Julie Prondzinski at

Wes Wed, 9 Jan 2002 11:57
I am looking for information on a Jacob W. Frederick married to a Mary. They are in burried in Riverside cementary, Dodge Center. There son Peter is also burried there. They possibly came from Fulton County, NY in the early 1870's. Jacob W. died Sept. 9 1879 as stated on tombstone. Is there a death certificate available if issued?  Thanks Wes

Jody Paulson-Stay Sun, 6 Jan 2002 22:52
I am looking for information on the cattle business my family ran in the area of Hayfield, Dodge County.  My Great Grandfathers name was Harry Paulson and he ran the business with his son (my grandfather) Arlie Paulson.  The business ran from approx.  1940's - 1960's.  When they got our of the business, I believe it was for legal reasons and I would like to know of anyone that had dealings with the business that may know why they got out of the business. Thank You Jody Paulson-Stay

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