PARKS, PENCE, TROOK posted by Carole Hacker on Saturday, June 6, 1998

PENCE, ARTENESA RICE COUNTY Artenesa "Artie" TROOK married John W. Pence on Nov. 16, 1865 in Shenandoah County VA. The only two clues I have about them are: 1)"Mrs Artie Pence of Faribault, Minn. arrived here yesterday to attend the funeral of her sister, Mrs Owens" (from an 1897 Indiana news paper. 2)A 1904 photo of my grandfather as a boy and on the back is written "Clothes made by Bertie Pence Parks, St Paul, Minn." Any information will be helpful. Thanks!!!!!

PLITZKOW posted by Christa Plitzkow Sobczak on Thursday, June 11, 1998

Hermann PLITZKOW born 1860 in Germany,Died Cannon City and buried in Faribault,Would like to know village/town where born in Germany. Thank You.

BAUMGARTEN, PAGENKOPF, SELL posted by Vincent Heim on Friday, June 19, 1998

Looking for information about Frederick W. Pagenkopf, born 1820 in Baden, Prussia; married Wilhelmina Sell. They resided in Warsaw Township, Rice County, MN from 1850 to 1884. Children: Henry, Julius, Charles, Edward, Ellen, Amelia, Albert, Theodore, Bertha, and William. Some are buried in or near Faribault. Will exchange information I have. Descendents of the "Pagenkopfs" have seemed to have just "vanished". Julius resided in Cannon City until his death in 1924. Amelia married Henry Baumgarten and was a grocery store and restaurant owner in Faribault for many, many years.

FARIBAULT, MATTHEISEN, RHINEHART posted by Donald Mattheisen on Sunday, June 28, 1998

Harriet MATTHEISEN is an ancestor of mine. She was born in Faribault in 1860. She died in Swift County in 1940. Her obituary says that she was born Harriet Ann RHINEHART "in the first log cabin in Minnesota." That's a curious claim. Surely there were log cabins there before 1860. My question is this: is there, or was there, perhaps a log cabin in the Faribault area that is recognized as the first one in Minnesota? Maybe one built by Alexander FARIBAULT, the city's founder??

WELLS posted by Kathy Schenck on Sunday, June 28, 1998

Thomas Morris WELLS and his family, wife is Eliza Jane children are Maude, Elizabeth "Bessie" , and Harriet "Hattie". He was a cooper (making wooden barrels) and moved his family to Faribault, MN about 1897. He was born in 1844. Eliza was a music teacher. (piano) Any information at all would be helpful. Thank you.


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PAVEK posted by valerie toner on Thursday, July 2, 1998

PAVEK, jan(father, called john 1827-1895) b. bohemia katerina(mother, called catherine 1828-1929)b. Bohom Maria Martin Anna Tomas John Katerina Magdalena Tomas All Of Wheatland Township, Rice County, MN Mr. Vernon PAVEK of Fargo, ND needs census information on Jan(his great grandfather) to prove 100 years of family in U.S. in order to get a "Pioneer Certificate". The Paveks are mostly buried near Vesili(sp?) MN in Rice County. Mr. Vernon Pavek needs one of the following: immigration record, naturalization record, land title, census records.... I may have found Jan in 1880 Wheatland Township census, but not sure; I may have only found his son. Can you help? Thank You, Valerie Toner Reference Librarian Buckham Memorial Public Library 11 Division Street East Faribault, MN 55021 (507)334-2089

CHERRY, DONALDSON, GODOWN, VAN-SELOUS, VANSELUS posted by Janice Vanselus Goody on Friday, July 3, 1998

I am looking for someone who has or would like to trade info on the Vanselus/Van Selus/Vanselous family.

CONNER, ENGEK, HEGNESS, JOHNSON, MULLER posted by Janet Edwards on Sunday, July 5, 1998

ENGEL, William md: Caroline MULLER in Prussia. Came to US in Dec 1854 thru New Orleans, went to Racine Co., WI and then by 1857 owned a farm near Nerstrand, Rice Co. MN. They raised their family there: Wilhelmina, Augustina, August, Caroline, Julia, William, Delia, John. Their son William md: Mary Albertina JOHNSON and their son Edwin Herman md: Rose Viola O'CONNER poss HEGNESS. I have info to share. Hopeyou do to. Thanks, Jan

SCHMIDTKE, ZOLLER posted by Bob Shepherd on Thursday, July 16, 1998

Looking for Paulina SCHMIDTKE. Apparently immigrant from a German colony in the Black Sea area of Russia. Married a ND man Adam ZOLLER, also German from SchwarzMeer area. Are these the same Schmidtkes?

MORRIS posted by Paul W. Morris on Thursday, July 16, 1998

I am looking for relatives and information for Jonathan Morris b. Jan. 9, 1804 and married Sarah Starbuck b. May 23, 1806. Jonathan was the founder of Morristown, Rice County, Minn. One of his children was John Morris who is my direct blood line. Other children were Nathan, Reuben, Levi, Walter, and Elizabeth.

BAUER, IRVING posted by Deb Amundsen on Friday, July 17, 1998

Hello! I'd like to know more about my family tree....when people came to Rice County, and who they married, and dates of deaths, etc.... anything that you could find, would be helpful. Thank you, kindly. D.A .....PS, I'm not sure if I'm to put the names that I'm curious about, in the boxes below, but here they are, here also. :) The current names are "Bauer" and "Irving",. Thanks again.

ANDERSON, HENDRICKSON posted by Linda L. Worley on Friday, July 17, 1998

my great grand parents, Frank John Hendrickson and Mary Victoria Anderson were married somewhere near Northfield, Rice Co, 21 Sept 1872. He emigrated from Sweden in 1865; she emigrated with her parents Andrew Anderson and Christine Hendrickson in 1867 with posibbly other siblings. Frank and Mary's first child Carl or Charles was born 5 July 1874 in Northfield. The names have been Americanized. Franz and Marie appear on Census records.

HANKS posted by James G Hanks on Saturday, July 18, 1998

HANKS, Peter father of HANKS, Peter J.both lived in Waterville, Le Seuer Co. A check of the County records reveals Peter J HANKS birth. U.S.Census reveals Peter HANKS and son Peter J. Looking for death record. Not in Le Seuer Co. perhaps in Rice Co. as relatives lived in Fairbault. Any info appreciated Thanks. Jim Hanks

BANNISTER, BEAUDETTE, HUTCHINSON, JUAIRE, PAGENKOPF posted by Vincent Heim on Sunday, July 19, 1998

Searching for information about Edward C. PAGENKOPF and/or his spouse Susan E. HUTCHINSON. Edward was born in 1854 in Wisconsin; he died in the Rice County Poor Farm in 1929. Susan was born in Illinois, resided in Faribault, Minnesota until 1940, when she moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, then to Rochester, Minnesota. She died in 1941. Their children were: Bertha married Charles BANNISTER, Arthur, Letitia married Edward BEAUDETTE, Mary married Joseph HEIM, and Edwin married Ella JUAIRE. Edward PAGENKOPF was a carpenter and a baker in Faribault, Minnesota; his wife Susan was a laundry woman and a restaurant worker in Faribault, Minnesota. Edward was originally buried in the graveyard in the Rice County Poor Farm, but is now buried next to his wife Susan in the Blooming Grove Cemetery outside of Morristown, actually in Waseca County.

BALLARD, SKINNER posted by Merle R. Price on Monday, July 20, 1998

Searching for the family of Myron SKINNER b- 20 Jun 1837 NY d- 25 Dec 1920 Rice county, MN. married 25 Feb 1880 @ Rice county, MN> to Matilda BALLARD b- 28 Apr 1858 Waupaca, WI. d- 2 Feb 1950 Dodge county, MN. They had 7 children: William, Winnifred, Mary, Myron, Harry, Colby and Joyce. Any information about any of these people would be appreciated. Thank you, MERLE

BOWMAN, BRIDGES posted by George L. Bowman on Wednesday, July 22, 1998

BOWMAN, Seeking information on George C. BOWMAN married to Matilda BRIDGES 25 Feb 1851 and daughter Clara Amelius BOWMAN born 30 March 1863 in Rice County also other members of family. Any info.hints will be appreciated. Thank You!! George L. Bowman Ozark Mts - Lake Bull Shoals e-mail:

MCLAUGHLIN posted by Jane Groebner on Wednesday, July 22, 1998

Is there or has there ever been a cemetery in Shieldsville? Some old documents indicated that my great-great grandmother was buried in Shieldsville. If there is such a cemetery, who could I write to who would have a list of those buried there? Her name was Ann MCLAUGHLIN.

COBURN, COCKBURN posted by Steve Campbell on Friday, July 24, 1998

I am looking for information that may lead to a birth place in Canada for Philip Michael Coburn(Cockburn) born December 7 1846 to Philip and Rachel Coburn

CARON, ROCHELEAU posted by Kit Pomeroy on Monday, July 27, 1998

I am looking for any info on Joseph E.Rocheleau and his wife Caroline Caron or any of there relatives who lived in Faribault ( Rice Co.) Mn abt 1880. They were among founders of the town. Caroline died 1923 there. Was known to have several family members still living there in 1923. Was a member of Sacred Heart church. Any info appreciated.

MEECH posted by L-B Rhodes on Friday, July 31, 1998

Looking for information on my grandfather, Spencer Merrell Meech whose last known address was 111 Maple,Northfield,MN. He died 1962 on active duty inthe army and the records give this address as his last.

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