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Queries 1997-1998

Listed below are questions from researchers looking for information on their families who lived in Sherburne County. The questions and family information were submitted 1997-1998 to an early form of query board, initially hosted at The service was later retired and not replaced. It is maintained here for researchers.

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VETTEL, WETHAL posted by Diane Jones on Wednesday, June 25, 1997
Looking for WETHAL (VETTEL) in Big Lake area. My husband's grandmother Wethal lived and married there about 1906. She was from Ullensaker, Akerhus County and Oslo.

SHERBURNE posted by Edmond Reschner on Tuesday, July 1, 1997
Looking for the burial place of Moses SHERBURNE. He died in Orono and was the namesake of Sherburne county.

HAMMER posted by Monica Erdahl-Drake on Sunday, August 10, 1997
HAMMER, Andrew and daughter Clara, c. 1900 in Becker, later Minot, ND. Looking for information on this family.

ALLEN, GUILD, SOUTH posted by Merle Price on Wednesday, September 17, 1997
Looking for the family of John Daniel SOUTH b. 5 Mar 1907, married 8 Jun 1932 at Santiago, Sherburne Co. to Myrtle ALLEN b. 16 Apr 1906 Sherburne Co., daughter of William ALLEN and Lucy GUILD They had two children, Gordon and Neal South.

CHURCH, COTEA, HERAULT, HEROUX, HOLT, LERO, MURRAY, PEPIN, PIPPIN, RAND, STORM posted by Diane Boettcher on Monday, September 22, 1997
In Elk River, Oliver Pippin (Pepin) and Minerva Holt. They married In 1883, lived in Royalton, Morrison County, in 1900, but were in Elk River after that. Children were Oliver Jr, Mary, Henry, Dora and Sarah. Oliver was in the Fergus Falls Hospital in 1920, Mary is my ggmother. Sarah married Howard Church. Also In Elk River, Joseph L'Herault aka Lero m: Olive Heroux. 8 living children were; Abner Lero (m. Mary Pippin in 1909). Alagan and Joseph (both moved to MA), Aziel, Laura (married Horace Rand), Emma (m. Paul Cotea), Amelia (aka Millie, m. Jim Storm) and Olive (m. Frank Murray).

FREDRICKSON, GUNDERSON, PEDERSON, PETERSON posted by Betty (Bushie) Ahlgren on Monday, November 17, 1997
Looking for any information on the GUNDERSON/ PEDERSON (PETERSON)/ FREDRICKSON families, particularly Guri Gunderson, who married George (Gregory) Pederson. Two daughters Christene and Julia. Christene Pederson, b.1872, married John Fredrickson in 1894, had four children,lived in Becker and died there in 1904. I will share family photos of the Pedersons, Fredricksons and Guri Gunderson Pederson. Gundersons owned land in Santiago Twp.

CONGER, SWEET posted by Budd Warren Sweet on Thursday, January 29, 1998
Searching info on George Arthur SWEET and wife Cora A. CONGER. They lived in Glendorado/Sauk Rapids but moved to Santiago around 1878. Children: Grace E., Cora, Wallace, Harold, Raymond, Maud, and Lelia. Looking for church records for birth/baptism of children. Also cemetery recs for Grace E. who died in Santiago 1879/1880, and Cora Sweet.

LOANEY, LOONEY posted by Weezar on Saturday, February 14, 1998
Looking for LOONEY or LOANEY. My grandfather is John David Loaney b. 15 Feb. 1877 in Blue Hill Twp. Father's name Thomas, mother's name unknown. Would like to find birth records for John to find parents' names and such.

posted by Nola Gillihan- Webster on Sunday, February 22, 1998
Searching for relatives of my g-grandparents Joseph Spencer Bailey born 4 Jul 1833 Maine or NH, died Nov 1899, Mary Ann Wheeler born 25 Apr 1845 and died 7 Sep 1912.- Their children: David, Caroline, Adelia, Bertha, Jasper, & Sylvestor. - They lived in Elk River in 1870.

BAILEY, DOTY posted by Sharon Stickler on Thursday, February 26, 1998
Looking for ancestors of George H. T. DOTY who was buried in Becker Minn in 1892. He was the father of Delia, my g-grandmother. She married Edwin BAILEY and moved to Seattle, WA. They had several children- Wilma and Celia were the girls.

BORST posted by James A. Cross on Saturday, March 14, 1998
Looking for parents of Joseph F BORST, in Becker Twp. in 1920 census. Wife Rose and children John J, Grace, Hazel I and Violet S. Census shows birthplace as MN and father's birthplace as MI. Social Security Death Index shows born 29 Oct 1884 and died May 1965 in MN. Did he die in Sherburne Co?

DAY, ROPER posted by Michael Calhoun on Friday, March 27, 1998
Looking for information on William H. DAY and wife Mary Jane ROPER. Farmed in Livonia Twp. for over 30 yrs. Moved from Bethel, MN. William was living when Mary died in 1927. She is buried in Livonia- which cemetery? Children were John H., Manuel, Albert, Elisha J., Nicholas, Emma, Abbie Ellen, Stephen E., Mary Jane, William. Especially want William H.'s death and burial.

ANDERSON, ULVI posted by Karen Neel on Wednesday, April 22, 1998
Looking for relatvies of Milton Axel Anderson, who married Elma Marie Ulvi.

BELLASFIELD, HAMILTON posted by Jim Johnson on Wednesday, April 22, 1998
Oliver David HAMILTON, born 4 July 1875, Sugar Creek Township, Montgomery County, Indiana; died 4 March 1917, Becker. "Killed by horse thief James Murphy." Married Effie BELLASFIELD, 1 Apr 1903, Sioux County, Iowa. Seek exchange of data on relatives. 2120 Taylor Place, Escondido, CA 92027-2226

CHARD posted by Chard Family on Tuesday, May 26, 1998
We are researching the family name of CHARD..mainly back to the UK, and came across a Harold E. Chard who married one Margaret S. Dennis on January 31,1922- page # 191 in the marriage record. Can we find out more and if Harold came from UK..any help you can provide would be great.

HOULE, LEMAY, VADNAIS posted by Don McConnell on Tuesday, May 26, 1998
Researching Pierre (Peter) Vadnais and Mary Ann Houle Vadnais in Sherburne County 1840s-1900. Pierre and Mary Ann lived in Big Lake and Becker, and are said to have been the parents of the first white child born in Sherburne County. Pierre died in Forest City, Meeker County in 1877; Mary Ann died there in 1876.

TELFER, WILSON posted by Barbara Hatch on Tuesday, May 26, 1998
Researching my g-grandfather, Prince Albert Wilson's second marriage, spouse, and family. He was b. 1 Oct. 1853, Cambridge, Jefferson Co., WI and died 3 Feb 1904, in Clear Lake, MN. He lived here for 4 years before his death. Eleven children from his first marriage to Margaret Matilda TELFER. I am descended from his first wife

BEASLEY, GRUND, JOHNSON posted by Ginny Sommarstrom on Monday, June 1, 1998
Looking for August Johnson, in Princeton MN in 1920. An Oct. 1920 obituary for Margaret Katherina Johnson (born 11 Feb 1844 in Stöde, Vasternorrlands, Sweden and living with her daughter, Lydia C. Grund in Spokane at the time) states "She is survived by her husband, August JOHNSON in Princeton, MN and five stepsons and one step-daughter." The daughter was Anna Johnson (m: Roy Beasley in Oakland, CA). Believe two of the sons were Arvid and Charley. Could not find August Johnson in the 1920 Soundex for Mille Lacs or Sherburne counties. Any suggestions?

TAURNOSKY, TAURNOWSKY, THORNE posted by David Hug on Thursday, July 23, 1998
Seek info or relatives of Vincent Milton THORNE, or TAURNOSKY, or TAURNOWSKY. He was born in St. Cloud, MN around 1884.

ANDERSON, ANDREASSON, LUNDBERG posted by Joleen King on Tuesday, July 28, 1998
Researching families of Arvid Anderson and Esther Lundberg m. 1916. Have much info.

BECKER posted by Bill Becker on Saturday, August 22, 1998
Looking for information on Charles Becker. He came to US in 1853, lived first in Clinton, Iowa, then Becker, MN. Was a blacksmith and wagon maker and farmed there. Heard his wife worked at post office in Becker.

BERTELSEN, GALBRAITH, LOVELL posted by Larry Swanson on Thursday, August 27, 1998
Searching for information on parents and siblings of Alfred Bertelsen, m: Hilda Nelsen. Alfred reportedly emigrated from Denmark with 3 brothers in c. 1918.

STARNOLD, VADNAIS posted by Pauline Reynolds on Thursday, September 3, 1998
I am trying to find where in French Canada my grand-parents came from. They are Joseph StArnold and Marie (Vadnais) StArnold. They raised 11 children in Becker, Minn. The children were Delvina, Joseph, Peter, Charles, Henry, Lillie, David, William, Jane, Marie and Norman.

RICHARDS, ROBINSON, SCHERFENBERG posted by Stephanie Kontos on Saturday, September 26, 1998
I am looking for information on Clara RICHARDS, and her husband John Richards, Anna SCHERFENBERG, and Sophia ROBINSON. All of these people owned a piece of property I am researching in the former town of Haven.

PEDERSEN posted by Robert J. Quesnel on Sunday, November 1, 1998
Looking for information on/or descendants of Randi and Peder PEDERSEN (also known as Holemark in Norway). Peder b. 1834 , Lom, Norway. Children Mari b. 1861, Marit b. 1863 b. in Lom, and Peder b. 1965 in Oppdal, Ingebright b. 1866 in Oppdal. Family emigrated late 1880s to Becker.

LODERMIER, WARNER posted by Kathy Fehrman on Monday, November 9, 1998
Researching WARNER, LODERMIER: Susan Lodermier b. 09/09/1882, Royalton, married 06/08/1909, St. Thomas Warner. 5 of their 7 children may have birth records in counties other than Stearns. They moved a lot. Especially interested in Sylvester Warner b. 09/29/1920 and Joseph Warner b.03/05/1924. Willing to exchange lookup in Ramsey County for lookup in Sherburne County.

LUNDBERG posted by Terrance Jestin on Sunday, November 22, 1998
Researching LUNDBERG, especially family of Charles- was Swedish but do not know his Swedish first name. He came to Minnesota. His wife may have died in 1902 in Minnesota. Son Walter died in 1906 in MN. Daughter Annie Rebecca m: John J. Quaid in Foreston, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota in 1896, lived in Naicam, Sask.,Canada. Daughter Josephine (Josee) m: and lived in Williston, ND. Daughter Matilda (Tilley) m: Oscar Johnson from Swede Grove, Meeker Co., MN and moved to Spalding and Naicam, Saskatchewan Canada. Daughter Ida m: an Anderson and lived in Preeceville, Saskatchewan, Canada. They had cousins related to Oscar Johnson (from Jokoping,Smaland, Sweden)

WHITNEY posted by Robert Jones on Wednesday, November 25, 1998
Researching Rev. Ephraim H. WHITNEY, a Methodist minister. He came from Maine in 1856 and moved to St.Cloud in 1888. Married to Jane Hunt.

THOMAS posted by Lor Lanum on Monday, December 28, 1998
Looking for any information on Llyod THOMASand his wife Marbrie. Llyod was born on 2 Oct 1901 and died Jan 1974

ANDERSON, HAYDEN, SPOONER posted by Jon Anacker on Tuesday, December 29, 1998
Researching Mae & Edgar Anderson, my mother's parents,. Mae's maiden name was Spooner, descended from Hayden. Edgar had an automobile garage with Bill Ruggets, near the river bridge in downtown Elk River.

GOENNER posted by David R Smith on Sunday, June 20, 1999
Need information on Frank GOENNER, and his wife Elizabeth KIFFMEYER Goenner. Frank was born 1870 and d. 1940. Elizabeth was bn. February 16, 1871, and d. February 6, 1971. They farmed in Clear Lake Twp. in 1914. Also need the place and date of their marriage. They were my wife's maternal grandparents.

THOMAS posted by Lor Lanum on Monday, December 28, 1998
Looking for any information on Llyod THOMAS and his wife Marbrie. Llyod was born on 2 Oct 1901 and died Jan 1974

ANDERSON, HAYDEN, SPOONER posted by Jon Anacker on Tuesday, December 29, 1998
Researching Mae & Edgar Anderson, my mother's parents,. Mae's maiden name was Spooner, descended from Hayden. Edgar had an automobile garage with Bill Ruggets, near the river bridge in downtown Elk River.

HOULE, LEMAY, VADNAIS posted by Don McConnell on Saturday, January 2, 1999
Researching Houle, LeMay, and Vadnais in Sherburne County 1860-1900.

CHADBOURNE, DUGAN, KALIHER, LARKIN, LARKINS posted by Patty Kaliher on Friday, January 22, 1999
Searching for relatives of Jane H. LARKIN or LARKINS 1851 - 1904 who married Dennis A. KALIHER in 1873 and lived in Livonia. She died in Princeton. She had a brother Edward Larkin who may have lived in Sherburne County. She also had a brother James who lived in Sauk Center at the time of her death in 1904. She was my Great Grandmother. Also researching CHADBOURNE and DUGAN

CLARK, MURPHY posted by Don Rose on Sunday, January 31, 1999
Seeking information and living relatives of Henry CLARK and his wife, Margaret MURPHY. They lived in Elk River Twp. in 1920 with 5 daughters & 1 son: Ethel bn abt 1897; Rose abt 1899; Helen abt 1901; Margaret abt 1905; Henry abt 1908; Eunice abt 1911. Henry Sr. and Margaret were married in Darlington, Lafayette Co, WI. and came to MN from SW Wisconsin around 1900.

PATTERSON, WEDGEWOOD posted by Don Patterson on Saturday, March 6, 1999
Looking for information on my grandparents, Frank Patterson married Flora Wedgewood. son Clay I. Patterson born 15 April 1903 in Princeton town or township.

ANDERSON, JOHNSON, THOMPSON posted by Brenda Spletter on Wednesday, March 10, 1999
I am researching the families of Nels, Issac and John JOHNSON who emigrated from Malmo in southern Sweden from 1881-3. Also researching John W. THOMPSON born May 1858 in England, emigrated in 1877, and received land in Livonia Township via the Homestead Act. Adolph (1835) and Charlotta ANDERSON (1840) were born in Sweden and emigrated in 1892 with their daughter, Wilhelmina "Minnie" Elfredrika. John Thompson married Minnie Anderson in Sep 1895 in Sherburne Co. Their daughter, Florence Irene Thompson and John C. Johnson's son, Ernest Philip "Phil" Johnson are my grandparents.

REINKE posted by Roger Reinke on Wednesday, March 10, 1999
Seek information on Rudolph Reinke, who was living in the Elk River area in 1940.

AMY, GARLAND, JOSLIN, MCCAULEY, RYAN, SPOFFORD posted by Elizabeth Parker on Friday, March 12, 1999
Searching for cemetery where Calista Ryan MCCAULEY is buried in Sherburne County. She died in May, 1970 while a Sherburne County resident. Also, interested in an obit on Calista identifying her husband/children. Calista was born January 22, 1878 to Samuel Wyman RYAN and Harriet Jane JOSLIN Ryan. Some of her siblings were: Mary Belle Ryan married Edward SPOFFORD, Hannah Jane Ryan married Leslie AMY, Martha Cutler Ryan married Albert GARLAND. I know of one daughter born to Calista- Harriet McCauley on born March 30, 1911.

WILSON posted by Dirk Murphy on Saturday, March 20, 1999
WILSON, Frank shown 1880 US Census, Clear Lake, Sherburne Co., MN. Any information?

SCHLEIF, SCHMIEGE posted by Ann Schleif on Saturday, March 20, 1999
Researching SCHLEIF and SCHMIEGE. My ggrandfather John Schmiege born in 1898. His father was a Lutheran pastor, and German immigrant. John's second wife (I believe) was Lena, maiden name unknown. John had three sons- Malon, Howard, unknown, and one daughter Dolores. Would like to know about Lena's line. Dolores married Virgil M. Schleif and two children, Gladys Dolores Schleif and Bruce Virgil Schleif were born in Sherburne Co. Virgil M. was one of twelve children. Virgil and Dolores moved to Texas in the '50's, sometime before 1957.

CHAPMAN, VARLEY posted by Roland Elliott on Sunday, March 21, 1999
Researching CHAPMAN and VARLEY during the mid- to late- 1800s. My grt.grand father James William or William James Chapman mar. Emma Varley. They had two kids- my grand father Perc James Chapman born 7/2/1879 Becker, died 12/28/34, and Jesse Chapman, who did not marry, died in St Paul in mid- to late- 1970's. Also researching Eliott, Keeney, Alkire, Mitchell, Patton, Field, Hornback to 1615 US.