BROWN, BURKE, NORDE, OLSON, URNESS posted by Scott C. Meeker on Saturday, December 2, 2000

I am seeking information about Andrew A. Brown, former Captain of Company H in the 15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, the famous "Scandinavian Regiment" that served during the American Civil War. He is believed to have ran a business in the Town of Northfield, Rice County, Minnesota, during the 1870's. There he was a member of the John F. Reynolds Post No. 51 of the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R., the Union veterans organization). Other 15th members of Post 51 included: Andrew Burke, Ole J. Urness, and his brother Andrew J. Urness, all of Company B; Gustave Olson of Company F; and Martin J. Norde of Company I. An online profile of Capt. Brown is posted on the 15th Wisconsin website, which can be accessed through the URL with this query. Credit will be given on the 15th website for information used. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

GROVER posted by Judy Grover on Wednesday, December 6, 2000

I am seeking information on Elisha Grover who was shot to death in Northfield, MN on January 3, 1886. There was a headline in the Northfield News about the shooting. I am t rying to determine if this Elisha belongs to me. I called the library in Northfield, but they were unable to find the microfilm that had this headline. Would SKS be willing to look up Elisha Grover's obituary for me. I would be willing pay for the copy. Living in Vermont, I can't get there to do it myself. Thank you. Judy Grover

FLOIN posted by Leigh Pettinger Grahlman on Friday, December 22, 2000

FLOIN - I have found a Erik E. Floin in the 1880 Minnesoata Census (1835-1890). In the County of Rice, in Minnesota on page 375, Township or other Information is Richland. The record type is from the Federal Population Schedule, on the database of MN 1880 Federal Census Index. ID # is MN19939176. I am doing the Floin Family Tree so if anyone can tell me anything about him. Where he's from, who he married, children and his death. Or anything else I would appreciate it. Thank you in advance.

BUFFUM, CUTLER, HEYWOOD posted by Dale Grimm on Sunday, December 31, 2000

I'm trying to learn more about Joseph Lee Heywood, son of Benjamin Heywood and Sarah Cutler. Joseph was a banker and was, as I have heard, killed in 1876 by the Younger Brothers when they held up his bank. His wife was Martha Ann Buffum, and they had one daughter, May Heywood.

LUTZ, NUTTER, RYEL, SHAW, UNDERWOOD posted by Raymond Bier on Friday, January 5, 2001

Looking for obit or information on Harold Shaw b. Oct.12,1889 d. Dec.7,1964 & Mable Shaw(Chase) b.April 15,1904 d. Dec.25,1980 Both are buried at Maple Lawn cemetary.Thanks in Adavance Raymond

DENNY, HARA, HEWITT, WHITCHER posted by Judy Kronick on Sunday, January 7, 2001

Looking for information on Henry Jackson Whithcer. Listed in 1870 Rice County census as wagonmaker. Wife is Hester Jane Denny. Youngest son was Henry Orvis Whitcher who was married to my G.Grandmother Ella Mae O'Hara. Also need information on Henry Orvis. May have lived around Minneapolis at the time of his death around 1900. Wife and children and new husband Fred Hewitt moved to Washington state.

OAKLAND posted by Lorinda Nolan (Stickler) on Saturday, January 13, 2001

Clara (Oakland) Stickler is my gr. Grandmother...who I know was from the northfield area. What I am seeking is information on any Oaklands in this area, in hopes of finding her parents names. I know they had a family farm here,,and my mother said its quite possible there still is land owned by an Oakfield here. Any information on the Oakland name in this area would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

AKIN posted by Cathi Vannice on Wednesday, January 24, 2001

SURNAME AKIN I have found records that indicate that some members of my Akin family lived in Walcott, Rice County in the 1860's. Three brothers fought in the Civil War in Minnesota Regiments Thomas F. AKIN-G Calvery enlisted 12 Dec 1963 Henry N. AKIN same unit same time Rufus L. AKIN-5th Minnesota Infantry. This family consists of James L. AKIN b. 12 July 1811 CT & his wife Catherine E. Wheeler b. 09 March 1813 CT and their 10 children. The first 4 children were born in CT, then 1850 they were in Plover, Portage County, Wi, now 1860 in Minnesota. They also stopped in Michigan long enough for my great-grandfather to be born in Byron, Shaiwassee County, Michigan. Any information about this family while here in Minnesota would be appreciated. They finally settled in Washington State, but never took a direct route anywhere.

STEVENSON, VANOSDOL posted by Donna Pickett on Wednesday, January 24, 2001

VANOSDOL, Elizabeth, b. 1818 Scotland to Robert and Janet STEVENSON. M. Simon Vanosdol in Jefferson Co. IN. Seek descendants.

HOULGATE, MEYER posted by Trudy Spanier on Saturday, January 27, 2001

I have 17 old photos which were in an old photo album that I bought in Bandon, Oregon. They appear to be of a MEYER family. Many of them look like brothers and sisters. One was addressed TO MISS ANNA MEYER, YOUR TEACHER ISAAC HOULGATE. I just recently found out that he may have been an EPISCOPAL Minister in Faribault. Does anyone have access to their old school records to see if there was an ANNA MEYER? I want to get these pictures back to her family. Please help me... Thanks.

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