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2006 Queries


Michael Alan Hunter Sun, 3 Dec 2006 11:34
Hi, I have been told I have relatives buried West Concord, Dodge Co. Minnesota. Some say the cemetery is called West Concord Cemetery and other state Concord Cemetery? I am wondering which it is. Some of my relatives included:

Margaret Jane Conover-Pike 1848-1934

Myrtle Pike-Vanderhyde 1869-1931

John Stafford 1872-1926

wife Mary died 1937


Any help would be great and thank you, Michael A. Hunter


Anthony R. White Sat, 2 Dec 2006 18:43
I’m looking for an obituary and burial information on Charles Esslinger BROOK, who died 7/6/1929 somewhere in Dodge County according to the on-line MN death records. He was a railroad man. He was married 7/03/1893 in Ashton, SD to Almeda Virginia "Meda" BROWNLEE; after his death she moved to Ferndale, WA, and was living there with her youngest daughter Ethel in the 1930 Census. Later they moved to Los Angeles, where Almeda died 5/29/1950. Sincerely, Tony White


Diann Greene Thu, 16 Nov 2006 10:51
I would like clarification on a statement I heard the other night:Wildwood cemetery in Wasioja Mn. has the largest civil war veterans buried in one cemetery then any other in Minnesota. Do you know if this is true?
Sincerely,  Diann Greene Dodge Center, Mn.


ROBERT THOMPSON Mon, 6 Nov 2006 13:19
Hi,  I am looking for a date of death for Isaac Elston, b ABT 1845 in PA.  He was a barber in Dodge Center, Dodge Co, MN in the 1880 census.  His wife's name was Jessie E. Fulton, b abt 1857 in IL.  I don't believe they had any children.  Thank you so much in advance.  Robert (Bob) Elston Thompson, Syosset


Jim Cochrane
I am searching for my ggg-grandfather's grave.  His name was Hugh COCHRAN and he died in 1869 while the family was living in Racine Twp of Mower Co., but very near the Dodge co. and Olmstead Co., lines.  So I am thinking there is a possibility he may be buried in Dodge Co.  If anyone has the names and email addresses of the caretakers of cemeteries in the Southeast corner of Dodge co., I would write them. Thanks Jim Cochrane


Ruby Tripp Thu, 2 Nov 2006 23:59

I am looking for Donald Kenley Davis and Grace M. Davis, they lived at Hayfield, Minn. They also have children Donald K.Davis, Richard C.Davis, Dorothy Ann Davis, d.1939, Susan K.Davis. Are any of them in Fairview Cemetery. Thank you.  Ruby Tripp


Maryalice Wachter Sat, 14 Oct 2006 16:08

I am looking for anything on my Great Grandfather Charles R Foster. Born in 1852. Married to Alice A Bullock around 1911. Since my grandfather (Clarence J Foster was born in 1886 in Dodge county, they must have lived around there. I wanted to know if he was a farmer or anything. I have tried to look at sites on the internet but found nothing.

Maryalice Wachter


Mike Siverhus Thu, 14 Sep 2006 18:29
I am conducting a genealogical study of my Norwegian ancestors who settled somewhere in Dodge County in June of 1867. I think they settled and farmed around the Mantorville area, but then moved to Chippewa County, Minnesota in1870.


My ancestors' names were Kittil and Kjersti SIVERHUS. The last name could have been spelled Ougundson, Augonson, or Augondson. The citizenshp papers, when they arrived in Milwaukee, show the name SIVERHUS, so I am assuming that is what the family went by when living in Dodge County.


Kittil was born in 1812 in Bo, Telemark, Norway. When the family moved to Chippewa County in 1870, all of their children moved with them, with the exception of one daughter Ingeborg Siverhus. I'm assuming she got married during those three years the family lived in Dodge County. If she did get married, it would be great to know who she married and at what church. Ingeborg was born about 1850.


I sure would like to visit the farmstead and church they attended. But have no clue where to begin, except maybe around Mantorville.


Thank you very much, Mike Siverhus


Jerry & Sandy Hanson Sun, 27 Aug 2006 16:04
I am seeking information on my great grandfather who was enumerated in the 1880 Census in Westfield Township in Dodge County

BERGEN, Thomas
born:  Dec 22, 1811  Ireland  ?
died: September 30, 1892  Blooming Prairie, Minnesota
Spouse:  Mary Margarit Bergen
born:November 13, 1821 Ireland ?
died:  May 2, 1893  Blooming Prairie, Minnesota
Children:  Honora  born: Feb 29, 1860   died: Feb 15, 1885
                James  born: August 10, 1863  died: May 12, 1949
                Mag Birgin Dugan
Marriage Date/Place:  ?

Thank you for your assistance.  Jerry Hanson


Jim Walton Sun, 13 Aug 2006 22:27

I am looking for information on the following person, who is my great-great grandmother. I have been unable to locate any information on her family, such as parents, siblings, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!


Name: Augusta HOFFMAN

Born: 7-9-1863; Germany    

Died: 1-6-1949; Aberdeen, Brown Co., SD

Married To: Maurice Baudoin; 3-27-1896; Dodge Center, Dodge Co.,MN

Immigrated: 1888

Children (partial): Arthur; Genevieve Baudoin (my grandmother-born Dec. 1899 in Dodge Center); Conrad; Josephine and Maurice Jr. who were both born in SD.


Maurice Baudoin filled out Citizenship Declaration in 1892. Final papers in 1897-both in Dodge County.

Believe they moved to SD between 1902 and 1904, as on census child born about 1902 was born in MN, and the child born about 1904 born in SD.

Also believe Millie (or Milly) Hoffman was Augusta's sister. Have no other information about her family.

Any information on her family would be GREATLY appreciated as I have hit a brick wall finding anything on her or her family in Dodge Co., MN.


Thanks  Jim Walton


DEBBIE BARNES  Wed, 19 Jul 2006 23:58
I am looking for the marriage record of my great grandparents:

Knut L KNUTSON born Dec. 18, 1867 in Norway and Torbjor (also went by Tilla or Thilda) JOHNSON (OR JOHANSON) born March 19,1876.  Married April 10, 1897 in Hayfield, MN  (or Sargeant, MN which is just south of Hayfield)  They have 2 children there before moving to ND.

Children's names were: Carl Johan born Sept 22, 1897 and Engvald Benjamin born Oct 2, 1899. Engvald is my grandfather and would also like a birth record for him if that existed back then. Thank you for any help.  Debbie  B


Jeanette Reiter Thu, 15 Jun 2006 13:17
I am looking for any information or connection to the following BJORDAL sisters:

Mother: Kari Olsdtr (Soreide) BJORDAL -born September 12, 1829 in Norway - died May 20, 1910 Kasson, Dodge County, Minnesota. Kari immigrated after the death of her husband (Ola Markuss. Dyrdal BJORDAL 1818-1871) in 1878 with one son (Anders) and four daughters (Gjertrud, Ingeborg, Anna and Oline "Lena"). Two other sons immigrated separately - Markus in 1871 & Ole in 1877.

The three boys all made their way to Erwin, Kingsbury County, South Dakota. The daughters all married and many are buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery (Section C ) next to or near their mother Kari.

Gjertra (Gertrud) BJORDAL -born November 19, 1853 in Norway
Thought to have married an ANDERSEN; if so, she died in 1892.

Ingeborg Bjordal BAY ERICKSON -born April 7, 1859 in Norway - died October 31, 1942 in Dodge County, Minnesota

-married Gotfred BAY on August 12, 1881 in Dodge County; they had three children - Amelia, Oscar, Clara
-by 1910, Gotfred and three kids are buried near Gotfred's father (Mads) at West St. Olaf cemetery
-2nd marriage to (widower) Sigvart ERICKSON; both Sigvart and Ingeborg are buried at Maple Grove

Anna Bjordal MARTIN -born December 18, 1866 in Norway - died March 27, 1903 in California
-married James S. MARTIN (unsure where or when)

Oline "Lena" Bjordal COURT -born July 1, 1871 in Norway - died March 18, 1905 in Dodge County, Minnesota
-married Henry COURT abt 1899
-Henry is buried in Owatonna, Steel County - not sure where Lena is buried

I would love to hear from anyone with connections to these families. I am hoping to find marriage dates, locations, family stories, etc. I also have information on the three boys in SD - Markus (1852-1885), Ole (1856-1907) and Anders "Andrew" (1862-1943) - and several generations back through the Norwegian Online database Digitalarkivet.


Jeanette Reiter Sioux Falls, SD


Mary Schmitt  Fri, 12 May 2006 21:47
I am looking for family information on descendants of Ole and Guri BLESSUM.  The came to Hayfield, MN from Vaga, Norway in 1883 and lived in the area until 1903.  They moved from Hayfield, MN to Rugby, ND taking the younger children (Hans, Rena, John, Henry, Johnnie, Minnie, Nora, Obert, Alice and Oscar).  They left behind one daughter, Mary, who married Edward Johnson.

If you have any information or are also a descendant of this family, I would love to hear from you.

Sincerely,  Mary Schmitt


Karen Lindblom  Tue, 02 May 2006 02:55
I am searching for my ancestors whom I know lived in Wasioja, Dodge Center, DODGE COUNTY.  My Grandfather Lloyd Albert BROOKS was born there in 1885.  I believe his parents' names were Hulda BROOKS, and I don't know the father's first name, but the last name was obviously Brooks.  Hulda's parents I think were William and Elizabeth KRAMER born around 1840 in Germany and moved to the United States (I think directly to Dodge) in about 1860.  I think William and Elizabeth were married in about 1870.  They also had a daughter named Elvana born in February 1884.  Hulda was born in June of 1881.  In addition to Lloyd, there were three sisters, one of whom was named Olive.  I don't know the other two names.


Lloyd married my grandmother, Millie Mae FRANKLIN, who also lived in Wasioja, I believe.  Millie was born about 1888.  Millie's parents were John Delos FRANKLIN and Maggie CASTLE.  They had about 11 children, some of whose names were Blanche, Lois, Ellsworth, Viola, Lois, Emmy, Dallas, Sadie.   I think Maggie Castle's mother was Lovina GREENE.


I am interested in ANY information (birthdates, birth certificates, marriage certificates, addresses where they lived, where they are buried, any other brothers, sisters, newspaper articles, cemetery information, death certificates, court papers, anything at all) concerning these people.


Please let me know what other information might be helpful (I think I've given you most of what I have) and what cost would be associated with finding this data.  Thank you so much for your kind attention to my request.


Sincerely, Karen Lindblom


Walker Pierce Wed, 5 Apr 2006 21:21
I recently obtained the 1952 obituary of my great-great-grandmother Leota Levina (Roberts) Sanford. In it, I learned that she was born in Kasson, Minnesota on December 16, 1870 to Henry and Clara Roberts. Also, she was survived by two brothers, Gene and John Roberts of Ft. Worth, Texas and a sister, Bertha Kirby of Olympia, Washington.


Does anyone have any information about Henry and Clara Roberts who lived in Kasson in 1870? The obituary also mentions that the family lived in Texas during Leota's youth, and she married in 1887 in Wichita, Kansas. So, I'm not sure how long they were in Dodge County.


If someone has access to the 1870 census, I would really appreciate a lookup for Henry or Clara. Actually, I would be interested in ANY Roberts families who were in Kasson area in this timeframe.


Thanks, Walker Pierce


Barbara Lane Hug Sun, 02 Apr 2006 11:53
Am looking for the exact death date and an obituary of Estella Ramsay Forbes who died in 1941.

I'm pretty sure she died in West Concord, Dodge Co., Minnesota as the family had lived there, her husband died there in 1924 and several children, including Thelma Forbes Pirkl and Jean Forbes Swanson continued to live there and died fairly recently.

Barbara Lane Hug, Coordinator of the Jasper Co., Iowa GenWeb site Assistant State Coordinator


Heather Peterson Mon, 20 Mar 2006 00:49
Looking for information about John MUSOLF (born 1825-1830).  Immigrated to Dodge County in 1881 from Germany with his wife, Henriette, and several children.  They later moved to Pequot Lakes area of Minnesota and Rice Lake area of Wisconsin.  I can't seem to make a connection between "my" MUSOLFS and other MUSOLF families in Minnesota.  I don't know what John's middle name (or even initial) was, nor do I know Henriette's maiden name or middle name.  I've seen other John Musolf's (on message boards, etc.) but none of them seem to fit with the information I have.  Any information about him or Henriette would incredibly helpful. Thank you and please contact me at,

JUDY ROBERY Fri, 24 Feb 2006 22:48
I'm seeking any information regaurding my grandparents Mabel Addie CLARK dob 13 May 1888, possibly in Kasson. Mabel died in Douglas County 10 Dec 1961. Ira Melville WILSON dob 23 June 1888, Mauston,Juneau,WI. I believe they were married in Dodge County 10 Dec around 1905 or 1906. Ira's mother Ada WILLIAMS was first married to James WILSON IN WI; there were two children, Ira and Vern.  Second husband was Kenneth Campbell and they had two children, Kenneth CAMPBELL,Jr. and Molly CAMPBELL. Any help would be appreciated. Judy Filius

JUDY ROBERY Fri, 24 Feb 2006 22:33
I am seeking information on my father's family. His name is leslie lee WILSON, born 9/20/1907 in Kasson to ira melville WILSON and mabel addie CLARK. Ira and Mabel were both born in 1888. Ira in Mauston,Juneau,WI. Mabel, unknown; possibly Mn or possibly NY. Other children in the family were Helen, Robert, Francis and twins Mamie and Maud. any information on this family would be much appreciated. Sincerely, Judy Wilson Filius


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