Pennington County Queries    

NOTE: View queries submitted before September 1998 below. The GenConnect Query Boards which were used from October 1998 until recently no longer exist. You can post your surname queries on the Surnames page or your other queries on either the Pennington County Mailing List or the Pennington Message Board.

Betty Swanson <Swanson206@aol.com> Sun Aug 23 17:52:43 1998
I am looking for information about Marie Hanson married Swen Loveness, married Bernt Wold, and possibly a Ness. Marie and Swen had daughters Ida, Olga, Elenor, Dorothy and Hilma. Ida was born in Minnesota 12/9/1886 and died in Thief River Falls 10/18/1921. I show Marie Hanson was born 5/20/1863 I don't have any thing else other than the fact that Swen and Marie were both born in Norway.

Dorri Safford <ltlmsmunky@aol.com> Sun Aug 23 00:52:09 1998
Looking for any SAFFORD information in Thief River Falls in the 1800's. Names include: Grace Mabel, Herbert Nathan, James Ellrie, Katherine, Lulu May, Mathilda Louise, Ralph Knowlton, Roy Edward, Rufus Wesley, Shurbyer (Sherbiah?) Sebastian and Stella.

Connie Froyen <froyen@lkdllink.net> Thu Aug 20 19:05:34 1998
Am looking for death information on Rachel (Ragnhild) Nordby Daly. Was living in Thief River Falls in 1937 at age 67. Possibly died here. Married to Peter Alfonso (P.A) Daly.

Rune Wanggard <rune.wanggard@swipnet.se> Sat Aug 15 15:07:40 1998
John Johnson, born 12 Sep 1859 in Sweden, and wife, Christina, were living with their 6 children in St. Hilaire according to the 1905 census. They were still living there in 1910 according to the Pennington Co. census for that year. What happened to them after that? They had a son Alfred who could be the Alfred Johnson who lived in Moorhead, MN and died there in 1976. Can anyone help with this family?

Edward Swanson <eswanson@uswest.net> Sat Aug 1 16:58:51 1998
According to the 1976 Pennington County history, Bengt Swenson of TRF died 1931 Dec 7. I have been unable to find an obituary in the Times for 1931 Dec and 1932 Jan. Does anyone know if this date is incorrect? Does anyone know the death date for his wife, Hannah? I believe they are buried in Greenwood Cemetery. Thank you.

Alfred Bedard <alfredb@wi.net> Wed Jul 15 19:14:20 1998
Looking for death date and name of cemetery for Ole E. JENSEN. I think that he died in the 1920's, in Thief River Falls.

Budd Warren<califbuddman@yahoo.com> Apr 19, 1998
I'm looking for anyone who may have known Ida Beaulieu Holtorf. She was living in Thief River Falls in the early 1960's. She was the daughter of Norby & Isabelle Beaulieu. She had two daughters: Billie VanWert Thibodeau of Bejou and Audrey VanWert Faris. Any help is appreciated.

Budd Warren<califbuddman@yahoo.com> Apr 19, 1998
Does anyone know about turn of the century businesses in Thief River Falls? My Grandpa ran a saloon there before 1910.

Steve Tollefson Mar 29, 1998

Nancy Olness Snyder Mar 28, 1998
I am searching for information on Henri and Angeline Marier, born c 1853 and 1861. Parents of Exilia, Agnes M., Fred, Laura, John, Albany, Frank, George, and Catherine and Elmina. Lived in St. Hilaire from 1905--???.

Lynn Brandvold Mar 27, 1998
Searching for information about the descendents of Charles Alvin ROBBECKE and Louise MEYER ROBBECKE. They were married 29 Dec 1880 in Crookston, Polk Co. Children were born in St. Hilaire and Thief River Falls, Pennington Co. Both Charles and Louise are buried in Thief River Falls. Would like to correspond with anyone researching this family.

Shirley Newman Mar 23, 1998
Wanting information on the children of Francois Xavier DESCHANE/DESCHENE b. 20 August 1857, Riviere du Loup, Quebec, Canada, mar: 6 September 1880 St. Louis de Ha! Ha! Quebec.d. 13June 1945 Argyle, Mn. Spouse: Aurelie PARENT b. 17 May 1858 St. Alexandre, Quebec d. 23 January 1941, Argyle, Mn. Children:(1) Pierre Paul Deschane b. 22 August 1888,d.19 Dec. 1961, (2) Francois Xavier Deschane b. 1 January 1881, d. 10 Oct. 1962, (3) Joseph Deschane b. 20 Dec 1883, d. 14 April 1909, (4) Pierre Alcide b. 1885, (5) Alphonse Deschane b. 11 Feb 1887, d. 9 August 1979, (6) Alexander Eugene b. 26 April 1890 d. 20 Feb. 1971, (7) Albert Lewis b. 12 Mar 1892, d. 7 Feb. 1955, (8) Alcide b. 22 Nov. 1893, d. 9 Oct. 1971, (9) Clara b. 20 Oct. 1896, d. 16 Dec. 1941, (10) Leda b. 1897, (11) Lydia b. 20 Aug. 1902.I understand that most of them lived in Argyle and are buried at the Catholic Church Cemetery. I'd appreciate any information!

Ronald Johnson Mar 22, 1998
RICKSON /ASPROT (possibly several spellings of both)
Andrew RICKSON: b:1864 Sweden d:1915 Mavie (Pennington Co) Father: Rikstar/Rickstar RIKSTOFFERSON (unsure of spelling) Mother: unknown. Emmigrated from Sweden apparently with his parents around 1887 probably to Cokato/Stockholm (Wright Co) where they were married around 1897. They were living in Ortonville (Big Stone Co) at the time of the 1900 census. About 1907 they moved to Mavie (Pennington Co) where Andrew died in 1915.
And Selma ASPROT: b:1881 Cokato/Stockholm (Wright Co) d:1954 Parents emmigrated from Sweden: Father abt 1876; Mother 1868 Father: John ASPROT b:1847 John died before 1920 probably around La Grand/Garfield in Douglas Co. Minn. Mother: Anna (unknown) b:1840. Anna died: 1920 in Douglas Co Anna had a sister Aritta. b:1833 Last name/parents unknown. Aritta married Ole SWANBERG around Cokato (Wright Co) 1870. Selma had brother: John Eric ASPROT b:1880 who lost contact. Andrew & Selma RICKSON had six children: Josephine, Anna, Oscar, Walter, Edward, Minnie. Josie & Walter died as children. Will gladly exchange data on common relations.

Linda Dicken 12 Jan 1998
Interested in information on the following surnames: (Alfred) DICKEN, (Nels) NELSON, (Lars) LOKEN, and related families (Ellend) AASE and (Knute) RANUM.

Duane Olson 15 Dec 1997
John and Sophia PETERSON and their children, Frederick JOHNSON, August, Anton, and Marie PETERSON, moved from Ossining, NY to Thief River Falls ca. 1890-1895. Frederick JOHNSON married Hilda ? and had 1 son and 10-11 daughters, Adolph, Lydia (OLSON), Alice (GIBSON), Hulda, Gladys (LARSON), Tillie, Dorothy, Judith,.... Frederick JOHNSON married Hilda ? and had 1 son and 10-11 daughters, Adolph, Lydia(OLSON), Alice(GIBSON), Hulda, Gladys(LARSON), Tillie, Dorothy, and Judith. August PETERSON married Lena OSTERBERG in 1898 and had 2 daughters, Ruth(LINDGREN), & Edith(VIETCH). Lena OSTERBERG died. August PETERSON married Anna OSTERBERG in 1903 and had a daughter Irene(ENGER) before moving to Kelvington, SK,CAN. Anton PETERSON had 2 children Alice and Lloyd. Marie PETERSON married Samuel BERGSTROM and had 2 children Julius and Robert. I would like to contact any relatives of the above mentioned families for the purpose of continuing research into our common roots.

Jeanne Tizard Dahlman 15 Dec 1997
Searching for any information about Carl and Ingeborg EKWALL, ca. 1880-1930s, who farmed near Goodridge and had nine children. Carl was from Sweden and Ingeborg was from Norway.

Shirley Newman 14 May 1997
Seeking info on Louis CERNY b.1865, Ozid, Bohemia, married Barbara CHERNY in 1889. Louis died in Thief River Falls August 1943, Barbara died 1947 in Thief River Falls.

Lorraine Scrimgeour 22 Apr 1997
I am looking for information about Sivert ASKELAND. He lived in Thief River Falls at the time of his death in 1965. His sister-in-law, Sena OLSON and her brother Carl also lived in Thief River Falls prior to 1960. They moved there from their family farms in the Grygla area, Beltrami County. Any information would be very heplful. Thank you.

Donald Holevinski 17 Mar 1997
Looking for history of my mother and her family. She was born Arlene Judith Hazel Morton, in Bain, MN. Aitkin County on 10/11/1924 to the parents of Lloyd Walter Morton and Ella Mabel Anderson Morton. Lloyd is listed as having been born in Thief River Falls Mn., but I havn't found a birth certificate for him yet. He is listed as a railroad section foreman for the railroad. Ella was born in Ashby, Grant County, Mn. to John and what looks like Aluia Anderson. Their birth place is listed as what looks like Swed.

Norm McIntosh 2 Mar 1997
Norman A McINTOSH born Crookston MN Aug 1886 to George and Ellan Jane McINTOSH. Lived in the Red Lake, Polk and Pennington areas. Mother was a school teacher and father a steamship captain.

Linda Taylor 20 Feb 1997
I have a photograph of my Grandfather, Ole Martinson/Mortinson BRUSVEN with his brother Matt. It is believed that Matt lived in Thief River Falls, Pennington Co., MN. Matt's birthdate was 11 August 1860 and he was born in Ostre Gausdal, Norway. I'm interested in finding out more information about Matt and his family. Thank you.

Lynn Larson 21 Sep 1996
I am looking for information on the murder of Rosette BRAY on March 22, 1891 in Fergus Falls, specifically, why was she murdered? I am also interested in information on her brother, Edward BRAY, who lived south of Mud Lake, in the Maine Township at the turn of the century. John LARSON, my great-grandfather died in Thief River Falls on September 23, 1908, but the family has no information on where he is buried.

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