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Cheryl Wark Ostlund Mon, 3 JAN 2000
I am searching for the following surnames: Wark, Fuller, Gates, Beeman, Labarge. I would appreciated any information you may have. George Wark homesteaded in the Deer Creek area in the late 1800's, and I am looking for links to his family.

Brian Lucia Thurs, 13 JAN 2000
I am looking to find any descendants of the Blood family that moved to the Verndale area in the late 1800's from Clinton & Franklin County NY. They were sons & daughters of Varnum Blood. William & Varnum Jr.

Sandra (Bromley) Hagerman Fri, 21 JAN 2000
Looking for relatives and information on William Henry PALMER (born: 1850) and brother Joseph Ira PALMER (born: 1861). Born in Wisconsin and lived in Iowa. Married and settled first in Verndale and then Staples, Minnesota. William Henry married Kate Clark and Joseph married Eliza Toms. The brothers owned several businesses in Staples while living there. Have much information on them but not the children in the pictures I have. They were both brothers of my Great Grandmother. Thanks for any help. Also looking for information on Toombs, Pond, Bromley, and Hagerman in the same county.

Harold Springett Fri, 11 FEB 2000
I am seeking information regarding my great-uncle Ezra Deyo & his wife, Stella Deyo; and any of their offspring. I know that Ezra Deyo was a rural mail-carrier and lived in Wadena.

Patricia Eggleston Fri, 11 FEB 2000
I'm seeking the marriage record of Karen Karger and Ernest Schwarzrock who were married approximately 20 SEP 1961.

Lynda (in Illinois) Tues, 15 FEB 2000
I'm looking for any info and/or assistance with the PAARMANN family that lived and died in Wadena. If anyone has any info or is willing to do lookups, I would be very grateful. Thanks in advance.

Lindsay Ward Fri, 18 Feb 2000
I am searching for a Frank and Emeline Weston who are supposed to have lived in Wadena County in or around 1896. I'm not really sure where to look for them because one report has them living in Hewitt, which I believe is in Todd County while another has them living in Wadena County. Any information on them would be greatly appreciated and especially information on who their descendants were. Thanks.

Jack Donovan Wed, 23 FEB 2000
In search of Patrick Donovan, a farmer, believed to have lived in shell River Township. It is also believed his second wife, Katherine (O'Brian) Donovan, had two or more childern. Patrick died in 1922. I'm told Katherine died a couple years later. Any help locating the cemetery, marriage license, children's birth records, etc. would be appreciated. Thank you.

Nancy Ralston Mon, 28 Feb 2000
I am looking for more info on Elinor Ralston, who was 90 years old at the time of the 1920 census in Wadena Co, living as mother-in-law with August and Lydia Bentz, and their 18 year old daughter Sylvia on Cooke Road in Thomasville Twp. Elinor and her parents were born in PA. From your wonderfully organized death records, I found death dates for August and Lydia, but not Elinor, nor did I find a marriage record for Sylvia. Any information might help on this long-shot query!

Brian Birgen Thu, 02 Mar 2000
I looking for information on and offspring of Anna BIRGEN and John METTEL. Anna was born in Sauk County, Wisconsin, but according to her father's obituary she was living in Wadena, Minn. She was born about 1854. I found her listed in the internet death records along with John Mettel. I am looking for information on any children she might have had. Thanks.

Pegi S. Dorothy Tue, 14 Mar 2000
I am looking for relatives and information on my great grandparents: August RIDER & Lottie FAIR. I have very little information on them other then they had one son George RIDER, and 4 daughters Millie RIDER, Hulda RIDER (who married a Klingbile), Violet RIDER, and my grandmother Isabelle Zelma RIDER. Isabelle was born January 1, 1901, in Huntersville township. I believe that August died in the 1920s?

Michael Davis Fri, 17 Mar 2000
Searching for information re: descendants of General Washington GARR and his wife, Ida (BABCOCK) GARR. I am descended from General's sister. General & Ida had children: Charles Leroy GARR, Julia Mae (GARR) LESTER, Floyd Nathan GARR, and Phoebe Verlie (GARR) MASON. Thanks!

Connie Mon, 20 Mar 2000
I am looking for information on James Boyd. He was married to Florence (Graves). They had 4 children. Fred, Leata, Lloyd and Della. The Lloyd and Leata both died of diptheria and later, Della died of Scarlet Fever. Best I can tell James died he bought 80 acres of land on 10 Sep 1883 in Wadena. Another Boyd bought land in the same section on that same day. Other Boyds buying land in Wadena County were John on 10 Dec 1883 and John C. on 4 May 1885. Sixteen Boyds died in Wadena County from 1880 - 1994. One of these is an Alexander. James Boyd was born in New York about 1853. I would like to find any family out there that would be related. Does anyone see any connections?

Mary Boneschans Mon, 20 Mar 2000
I am looking for the children of Carl Frederick Blessing (he died 1967) and Anna Sophia Hotz (she died 1946) who lived in Wadena, MN. I have the siblings & parents of Carl to share. Any and all help is appreciated.

Claudette Moran Fri, 7 APR 2000
I'm trying to do family history research on my mother's paternal side of the family. My mother, Joyce Erdman Moran, is the daughter of Clem and Fern (Sanford) Erdman, and the family lived in Minneapolis, MN. Clem was the son of Albert and Rosalie (Rubichek) Erdman (Erdmann). Clem was the youngest of six children, and they were Agatha, Marie, Martha, Frank, and Tressa. The family immigrated to the USA in 1901 from what was then known as Selgenau, Berlin, Prussia, now known as Berlin, Germany. My grandfather told me that his father had three brothers, and his mother had two sisters. My understanding is that Albert and his family were the last ones of the family to leave present day Germany. They first stopped to meet with family in Worthington, MN, then on to Montevideo, and then for a few years in Hutchinson, MN, where they were naturalized as US citizens in 1909. In 1911, the family moved to Minneapolis, MN. I'm now trying to find Albert's brothers, and their descendents, if possible. My grandfather told me a few months before he died, that two of the brothers were Adolph and Gotfried (or he may have meant Gustav or August). He couldn't remember the name of the third one, so it could be Clem or William. Anyway, he did remember that one of them lived in Wadena, so if you, or someone that you know could help me out with anything on those two spellings, I'd certainly appreciate it. I'm particularly interested in hearing from the family of Elsie Johanna Alwine Erdmann, because my grandfather had a phone call from a cousin named Elsie a few months before he died. Thank you very much. Claudette Moran 21301 Highway 371 Little Falls MN 56345 320-632-8936 or 952-472-3244

Daniel R. Pratt Mon, 24 Apr 2000
I am researching John Wesley Pratt (my g-g-grandfather) and family, many of whom lived in Wadena at the turn of the century and are buried in Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Todd County. I'm also looking for the burial place of John Wesley Pratt, d. 1902 in Wadena but I have been unable to find John Wesley in the Mt. Nebo Cem. with the rest of the family. Thanks for any help!

Nancy Prouty Fri, 26 May 2000
I have two old family photographs of my BREHER ancestors that I need help with. One is labeled Mr. F.P. BREHER, the other is Mrs. J.B. BREHER. Both were taken by a photographer named Adam Roesel, of Wadena, Minn. They were probably taken mid- 1800's. I'm not sure if they are the parents or grandparents or ? of my ancestor Margaret BREHER who was born in St. Paul in 1862. Any BREHER researchers, I would like to hear from you! Thanks.

Bernie Schwindt Wed, 07 Jun 2000
Searching for any information on Charles Jackman the son of Harry Jackman and possibly Rachel L. SIBLEY. Charles lived at Lake City, Minnehaha Co. SD at one time and the last trace of him I find is at Verndale, Wadena Co., MN in July 1939. Who, when, and where did Charles marry? Did he and his wife have children? Any and all help appreciated. Thank You.

John Bergbom Sat, 08 Jul 2000
Pastor Lewis MOE served 6 congregations from 1907-1910. He was a Lutheran Pastor. ANY information about him is greatly appreciated.

Dale Thompson Mon, 17 Jul 2000
Looking for information on the Andrew Kvamme family, lived north of Verndale Minnesota. Andrew came to the US after the Civil war,1873 and landed in New York, before the start of Ellis Island. They stayed in Illinois for a time then moved to Blue Grass Minnesota in the 1880's.

Sandra Foster Tue, 8 Aug 2000
I am searching for any information on surname Begin

Betsy Beebe Frakes Sat, 19 Aug 2000
I am looking for information on my Great Grandfather. George Franklin Beebe, he was to have died in 1907 in a Sanatorium. He was injured by a horse in Montana and was sent to a home. I have found a picture of his wife standing in front of a (hospital?) that says Fair Oaks Lodge Sanatorium, Wadena, MN... Does anyone know how I can find out if my Grandfather was in this hospital... Does it still exist? Please Help.

Darrell Kaikkonen Mon, 4 Sep 2000
I am searching for information on Isaac Rauma who lived in Redeye Township, Wadena County. He was born August 5, 1859, and died July 9, 1917. His first wife was Anna Waisanen, his second wife was Mary Rauma (Koti). He had other possible spellings for his surname, Rauman and Rauna. He was born in Finland and originally may have had the surname Raappana. He moved to Minnesota from Frederick, SD probably in 1895. Any information would be appreciated.

Connie Aho Wed, 6 Sep 2000
I am looking for any photographs, obituaries, or newspaper articles on the Mytty, Ryntinki (Rydie), and Hotakainen surnames. Mainly in the areas of Sebeka, Menahga and Wadena starting in 1900 to the present. Please contact me as I currently have a few in my files.

Paul LaCombe Fri, 8 Sep 2000
Searching for information on Clifford Arthur COVEY and his wife Nora FOSTER. They operated a general store in either Verndale or Philbrook from the late 1880's to about 1900. Nora's parents, Warren and Abigail FOSTER also lived near Verndale along with her siblings. Any information on these individuals will be very much appreciated.

Glenn Olander-Quamme Wed, 27 Sep 2000
I am searching for info re the WATERHOUSE family (Verndale) and their relations the WEINMAN (also spelled WYMAN) family.

Sandy Miller Fri, 27 Oct 2000
Searching for the family of Anna Pickar. Married Herman Grewing. I believe she is a decendent of John Peter Pickar 1810-1870. Any information is appreciated. I also have some information to share on Anna's grandchildren.

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