DESMOND, GRAVES, LUKER posted by Nancy Jaeger on Sunday, June 8, 1997

I am looking for a record of Willard GRAVES in Rice or Lesuer Counties. He married Anna M. LUKER IN Rice County 18 July 1880 and had two children. Clarence DESMOND born 16 Sep 1881 and Alice E. born Jun 1884. Both I think in Rice County. After that there is no record of him. I do not know when or where Willard was born.

BOWLES, MARKELL, SANBORN, SOUTHWORTH posted by Glenda Goldman on Wednesday, June 11, 1997

David W. MARKELL b.1832 in Canada. He is my great grandfather. Who are his parents? He was married first to Amelia D. SOUTHWORTH and then married her sister Marilla T. SOUTHWORTH in 1867 in Bridgewater, Rice Co., MN (note: Marilla married first Azro SANBORN in Dane Co. WI) .Daughter Josephine Etta born 1870 in Rice Co.. Josephine married James A. BOWLES 1890 in Rice Co.. In BOWLES family bible is child Edwin Mott (is this middle name or last name?) born 1868. Who is he?

ERDAHL, GLEASON, HAMMER posted by Monica Drake on Thursday, June 12, 1997

Looking for info. on anyone with surname HAMMER from the Rice County area. My Greatgrandmother Clara Martha HAMMER was born in Webster, MN as was as least one of her sisters (Louise Josephine HAMMER). Clara was born in 1889, Louise in 1881. They had at least one other sister Mary (birth date and place unknown). Parents names were Andrew and Sophia. About 1890 the family moved to Minot, ND. I am hoping Andrew had other family that remained in MN. Would love to hear from any HAMMER descendents from MN. Clara married my greatgrandfather Nels ERDAHL and moved to Canada about 1910. Mary's married name was Lotsberg. Louise Josephine married a ? Eidahl and after his death married Patrick GLEASON. All children were from the second marriage. Would also be interested in locating family of a William Giles from Minn. (Could be Becker, Minn.) he was Clara's first husband, for only a year until her father had the marriage annulled. Their was a child (Harvey Andrew) from this brief union.

COLLINS, EGAN posted by Buck Danielson on Sunday, June 15, 1997

I'm trying to determine if there is any information about the Mother of my friend. She is deceased now but we think she was born in Northfield, MN during the early part of the Century. Her name: Mary EGAN (married name became COLLINS). Her Father's name: Thomas EGAN.

WITTGRAFF posted by Bill Forbes on Tuesday, June 17, 1997

I'm looking for information on my grandmother, whose maiden name was WITTGRAFF--she grew up in New Prague, and I believe she may have been adopted.

PUDIL, SEIDL posted by Dave Weber on Wednesday, June 18, 1997

Hi. I'm looking for info about my Grandfather, John George PUDIL, born about 1892 in Veleli. He married Anna F. SEIDL in about 1916 and moved to West St. Paul. Specifically, I need to find out his parents names, and the names of any siblings he may have had.

ARMES, ARMS posted by Jeanine Knight on Monday, June 23, 1997

ARMS/ARMES, Frederick W. residing in Northfield, Rice Co., with with wife (Althea Hodge), father-in-law, Jonathan Hodge and their two children Clara M. and Arthur A. in 1880. I do not know where they were living in 1870. Son Wilbur Fred will be born in Minnesota in 1885. Interested in additional information on Arms and Hodge families. Althea died before 1900, do not know where she was buried. In 1900 Frederick had remarried and family was living in Aurora, Kane Co., Illinois. Please e-mail. .

GRESS posted by Sheila Horton on Thursday, June 26, 1997

GRESS family. Looking for info on William GRESS. He purchased property in Rice County in the 1860's. some of his children's names are Elizabeth, Charles. He moved from PA in the 1850's first to Ramsey County in 1857, then to Rice County.

HOGAN, TRYAN, TRYANT, TRYON posted by Linda Green on Saturday, June 28, 1997

Looking for information on my Aunt's parents. Her name: Nellie Mae (HOGAN?) Twidwell. Maiden name in doubt. She was supposed to be b. Fairbault MN 1911. She never knew her father. Birth not recorded at courthouse -- according to her. Any info. on her mother Catherine TRYANT/TRYAN/TRYON? who m. a "Hogan". Her mother divorced and remarried in IL. Catherine b. 25 April 1885 in MN or ND? d. IL. Her father's name may have been Albert -- or this could be brother's name. She is in her 80's and I sure would like to help her find out about her parents.

EMERSON, FINLAYSON posted by Ken Nelson on Saturday, June 28, 1997

Looking for info on Margaret FINLAYSON, b. 8Dec 1838 in Quebec, mother of Sarah Elizabeth EMERSON, b. 17 May 1861 in Richland Township, Rice County, MN. Margaret married George EMERSON 18 Feb 1858. George was b. 6 Aug 1834 in NY

MEAD, MEADE, THORNTON posted by Lynn Meade-Larson on Sunday, June 29, 1997

Am seeking info on Owen Mueller MEAD(e)b.1827 Cayuga Co. New York (died)5 Feb. 1883 in Northfield Mn.;wife: Catherine Wiggins THORNTON,(B)15 Mar. 1835, Tampa Florida (died) 8 May 1927 Northfield,Mn. Owens father was Lockwood Meade of Cayuga Co. New York brother, Warren MEADE. Children Warren Lincoln, Helen (Nellie), Susan, and Sherman Meade. Other names from Cayuga Co. that are brothers to O.M. and WArren are Luther,Amos,Andrew and Lockwood.

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