Brule County Queries
Please feel free to send your query to: Terri Tosh for your lines in Brule County. If
your lines are not in this county, please do not enter a query here.
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Known dates of birth, death, marriage, for the person and family members.
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June 13, 2005
I am looking for information William May Born on March 28, 1858, and died January 23, 1948,
and his wife Amelia May ( maiden name Elsner) she was born July 31, 1858, and died June 03, 1936,
Amelia was a sister to my great great grandfather, I know that they are buried in the Kimball Cemetary,
in South Dakota, am looking for more info on them . Thank you Dave Elsner
October 23, 2004
This is a general inquiry about the cemeteries in Brule Co. Are there
any cemeteries that have not been indexed? I am trying to locate the
graves of my great great grandfather, William and Barbara Ann Elisabeth
Richards. I know that his son and daughter-in-law, Louis and Richards;
their son William G. Richards and their daughter and son-in-law Abbie
and Lee Conant are buried in the Kimball cemetery; however, there is no
listing for William Richards sr. I also know that he filed his
homestead in Brule county on March 10 1887 (S1/2NW-4-102N-67W-5). Does
anyone have any suggestions where my ancestors may be buried? Any help
would be apreciated.
June 20, 2004
I found the name of an ancestor of me in Brule County. My ancestor JOHN SCHAFGES ( SCHAFGES, SHAFGES) came to America
in 1853. I wasn´t able to locate any person with this surname, except of two, who aren´t related to us.
I found a Matthias Shafges ( Schäfges), naturilazised in Brule County in 1903. Last week I ordered the Naturalization Record in
Chamberlain and was very happy to receive it this morning. I hoped to find the name of his father on this record. ( I hope it is John
Schafges, my ancestor). But in vain. There wasn´t any entry, which might help me finding, where he came from. I also couldn´t find any
Schafges or Shafges in the white Pages. So, please:
IS THERE ANYBODY IN BRULE COUNTY, WHO KNOWS SOMETHING ABOUT MATTHIAS
SCHAFGES ( SHAFGES), WHO WAS NATURALIZED IN 1903 in Brule County? Or any
other SCHAFGES or SHAFGES in South Dakota or anywhere else??? Every little
hint would be appreciated! Thanks a lot beforehand!
Thanks a lot, Sabine Niemeyer from Germany
June 12, 2004
I am looking for ANY information concerning the family of Timothy and Eve L.CAREY FERGUSON / FERGERSON,
residents of Chamberlain,Brule co.,S.D. in 1930 census (with children;Kathryn,b.1915,Stephen,b.1916,and Mary,b.1918).Eve, my
1C3R, was a daughter to Orville D. and Delilah COY CAREY.In Delilah's obit (1934),the family name was spelled "FERGERSON",
however, the 1930 census has the name as "FERGUSON".ANY assistance, at all, will be greatly appreciated! Thanks,Ron
December 31, 2003
I am looking for information on the following people:
Horace W. LeBlond b. 1854 d. 1925
Horace Ward LeBlond b. 1908 d. 22 May 1954 ---46 year old
Lizzie B. LeBlond b. 1868 d. 1940
Ruth LeBlond b. 1906 D. 1941
Any information such as obits would be great....
November 30, 2003
Looking to contact Virginia Anderson who posted an inquiry to Brule County
Queries on 5 January 1997(!), the address is no longer active. My wife, and
mother-in-law are directly related to the MENZ Family, and are enrolled
members of the Standing Rock Tribe.
Evelyn Rose MENZ is my mother-in-law's first cousin.
How can we help?
Clifford T. Johnson
July 26, 2003
I envision the internet yielding information about the Olson family in the 1864-70 time frame in the Elk Point Dakota
territory might find the leads in the Paul Lutheran Church... records of confirmation etc. It was a log church...Norwegian
Evangelical Lutheran congregation( the first in Dakota Territory in 1868. Location as I recall, would be at the junction of
highways 50& 11 ...about 1/4 miles Reverend Nesse(a) confirmed my grandmother Dorthea Olson.
Does this help put a fix on the search? Thank you CJ
July 19, 2003
Seeking info regarding: Ole THOMPSON, his father Tellef, and Tellef's father,
I believe, Theodore W. Ole THOMPSON (1891- 1984) , married Gladys Robinson in 1920 in Chamberlain,
Children: Dale, Larry, Hazel and Robert.
Tellef THOMPSON (1865-1945 ), married Jennie BURNS (1867-1958)
bur. Pukwana Cemetery, Brule County.
Children: Carrie, Anna, Grace, Sophie, Florence, Myrtle, Bud, Ole, Sylvia
Theodore W. THOMPSON (1830-1902) bur. Pukwana Cemetery, Brule County. Believed to have been born in Norway.
William H. Smith
July 15, 2003
Searching for family of Avery Peckney Long, b. ca 1860 in N.C., who was said to have been Pres. of South Dakota Stock
Growers Assn. at one time. He originally went from N.C. to Haskell Co., TX. with his brother, Charles Davis Long, before going
to South Dakota. Both men were cattle dealers.
I believe this to be the same Avery P. Long (b. 2/23/1860, d. 4/7/1932) buried in Riverview Cemetery, Chamberlain, S.D.
Will share data with other family members.
William H. Smith
October 4, 2002
I am looking for information regarding the Bullis family in Kimball, specifically, on the parents of JAMES
"Pliny" BULLIS (b. 1894 d.1953). He was married to my great-grandmother Violet (Brandt) BULLIS.
I see that there are other BULLISES buried in the Bullis Cemetery and am wondering if they are related
to my Bullis line. If you know of any information please I would greatly appreciate it.
May 18, 2002
Cleveland H. RUNYAN born 19 Feb 1885
Found in 1920 U.S. Federal Census
Kimball City, Brule Co., South Dakota
RUNYAN, Cleveland H. - head - 34 - Iowa-Iowa-Iowa - Painter
-------, Ellen -wife - 33 - Iowa - Norway - Norway
-------, William - son - 6 - Iowa - Iowa - Iowa
-------, Russell - son - 4 - Iowa - Iowa - Iowa
Cleveland is the son of my g.g.grandfather, Rev. John Elliot RUNYAN (Methodist clergyman) b.
1829 IL/IN ?- d.07/18/1902 ID.
I found 2 of Cleveland's brothers ( William James & Russell Oscar RUNYAN) living in Ziebach
County, South Dakota.
Cleveland & Russell RUNYAN both returned to Keokuk County, Iowa for burial. Do not know what happened to William James RUNYAN.
Am looking for any info re these RUNYAN families while in South Dakota and am trying to find the reason why 3 of the brothers moved there away from the rest of the family.
March 10, 2002
I'm doing research on my great grandfather, Wilhelm Utesch, who was sent to Kimbal
South Dakota during 1889 as a missionary for the Lutheran Church. I am looking for information
on what Kimbal was like during 1889. The only note I have is that during the late summer and
fall of 1889 there was a severe drought. My grandfather mentions "the Lutheran settlers were
soon driven away by sandstorms, grasshoppers and the Indians and consequently sought
new homes in the states of Washington and Oregon." Would love to fill information about the
area during that year if anyone has sources to refer to me. Thanks! Dianne Walsh
January 13, 2002
I am trying to find any information about Ward Dyer who at one time represented Brule County in
the State legislature. He had lived in Gann Valley, Kimball, Chamberlain where he was an attorney,
then to Platte, and lastly at Lake Andes where he spent his final years. He died Nov. 21,1936
leaving wife Bessie, daughter Margaret and son Donald. What do you know of Ward Dyer's
parents, and his siblings? The Dyer line is difficult to research and help is needed! Thanks!
Leslie Jewell Hight
January 13, 2002
Seek information on JEWELL family. Winifred Cordelia Jewell born 1911 at Jewell Ranch (Lazy J)
in Oacoma to George and Florence (PRISK) Jewell. Sister Nina Rae Jewell b. 1908. George was
son of Charles Jewell and Jane Rae McTAGGART, homesteaders of Pukwana. George had sisters
Maymie and Dilla Rae. (Believe Dilla may be misprint in records as Winifred said she was named for
“Aunt Cordelia” Jewell.) Family was in Union prior to Pukwana, and had ties to New Hampshire and
Vermont. Will trade info.
November 23, 2001
Glenn William RUNGE was born 12/24/1952 in Kimball, Brule County, SD. He was
born to Anna and Frederick RUNGE, and was a sibling to Alyce (Runge)
Kunzweiler, Josephine (Runge) Pulse, Esther (Runge) Carlson, Pearl (Runge)
McCartor, Joyce (Runge) Briggs, Floyd Runge, and Gloria (Runge) Foreman.
Glenny left Kimball and began his military service with the Army in October 1951.
He went with the 7th Division, 31st Regiment, Medical Bn to Korea.
His last rank was Corporal and last position was as a medical aidsmen on the line.
He was killed in action on 10/14/1952 during one of the bloodiest
battles of that War - Operation Showdown on Hill 598 (Iron Triangle, Jane
Russell Hill) - while trying to save the life of a fellow soldier. We have
been researching Glenny, Korea, and the battle that claimed his life in hopes
of documenting his story and keeping his memory alive in our family.
If you knew Glenny, served with Glenny, have any information about him or Op
Showdown, please email me. If any of your family & friends served with the
7/31 in 1951/1952 Korea, and were fortunate enough to return, I would
appreciate your help in asking them that same question and favor. Photos of
Glenny are available at
November 10, 2001
I'm looking for info. on Lester Everett MOCK b. Feb. 18, 1898 in Kimball, SD.
Parents John Oliver Mock and Mary Molly Mottle. He married Ruth Marguerite (Maggie) Duncan
in SD maybe. They had my father, Boyd Everett Mock in Lemmons Perkins April of 1919.
My dad had two sisters, Doris (Duffy) and Mary Jo. I'm not positve if they were both Lester's and
Maggie's. Lester's siblings were; Cora E., Elsworth A., Robert and Joseph. At some point he and
some of his siblings moved to Oregon. I'm fairly certain his Grandfather William John Mock died
near Forbes ND 1918. Lester died in Eugene OR. 1977.
Also, I found Lester, Maggie, Boyd and Maggie's dad Samuel L Duncan on the Corson county
census in 1920. I do not know my grdma Maggie mother's name but I know they were all
(including my Mock's) from Illinois. I don't believe Maggie's mother made it to SD but Samuel did.
Can you tell me whether he died in SD? I know Maggie died in WA. 1977.
Last note, what was the Canistoda? I found where some Duncan's and Mock's helped form the
first Am. Legion and some thing about the Canistota in Brown County. I'm not sure of the spelling.
Thank you for your time,
September 17, 2001
Searching for William J. Nichols Jr., Margaret Nichols, also Edgar S. Mcgraw.
Lived in the West Point area, early 1900's.- NEXT- Searching for information on Harry Dellman
Chamberlain and wife Ada. Harry died 17 Aug. 1930 in Chamberlain. Ada died in 13 Nov. 1932 in (unknown).
August 4, 2001
My Greatgrandfather, Anton Prochazka (ska) and his wife Anna Korarick homesteaded in Red Lake Township in 1881.
I believe that his farm was 640 acres. I believe that they came to homestead after living some years in or near Spillville, Iowa.
Anyway, I would love to have any history available about my family during his life there.
I believe that he sold John Deere equipment and ran a general store.
3499 Smugglers Cove Road
Greenbank WA 98253
July 28, 2001
Searching for information on the family PFLAUM, whose
family members are buried at St. Margaret Catholic
Cemetery in Kimball Twsp., Brule County, SD Please email
to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
July 27, 2001
Looking for any information about Samuel BOOTHBY who received a patent to land in Eagle Twnshp, Brule Co SD in 1882.
Also looking for anyone who can lookup and email me a copy of pg 166 and 167 out of Vol 23, Brule co History(1947) about
Samuel Boothby. And also lookup in 1976 History of Brule Co about S. Boothby on pg31 and pg 36. Will pay for copies.
Looking to find anything on the murder of Samuel and Joseph Boothby as outlaws. They are in my husband's maternal line.
January 22, 2001
I need any information on Peter Manore who is buried in St. Anthony's
Cemetery. Also need his father's name, where and when he was born. Any
info would be appreciated. Thanks.
September 27, 2000
Seeking any information on Wilbur Edward Sawdey & Georgia Pearson Sawdey. They were
married December 1898 in Hardin, Allamakee Co. IA. A newsclipping of their marriage states that Wilbur
was from Chamberlain, [Brule Co.] S.Dak. and that they would be living on their "ranch home in S. Dak."
after the marriage. Georgia Pearson is my great-grandaunt and I have extensive Pearson information
to share. I would like to know if Wilbur & Georgia had issue and what became of them. Thank-you.
September 3, 2000
I am searching for family history for my grandmother, Mabel Elizabeth OLSON (spelling? OLESON),
born Sept. 26. 1889, in Brule Co. Her parents were Edward and Bertha Olson and her siblings were
Oscar, Effie and Herman. Her mother, Bertha (Berta), died in about 1893. Her father remarried but I do
not know his 2nd wifes name. I believe they lived in Ola Township, Brule County. Mabel married Joseph
Jason Dorwart abt. 1916 and they lived in Kimball, later moving to Nebraska.
September 3, 2000
I would appreciate any information on my great aunt, Rebecca Dorwart, who taught school in Kimball
for 50+ years. Any stories, histories about her would be greatly appreciated.
My email is email@example.com. Cathy Dorwart Zabel
September 3, 2000
Heinrick Luth (henry) came to So Dakota and settled near Kimball. He received his naturalization
papers 4-24-1897 and became a citizen 3-7-1906. He married my grandmother (Grace Halloway)on 8-2-1906.
Grandmother was from Pukwana. They had 4 children all born in So. Dakota. In about 1918 the
family moved to Iowa, grandpa died in 2-11-1937 and grandma in 1969. I am looking for any information
that would tell me what his parents names were. Grandma said he came over with a brother named
Fredrick, but I have no idea where he settled and if he had any children. Any info anyone can come up
with would be greatly appreciated.
August 14, 2000
Palmer, Homer W. born 8-17-1890 and died 3-31-1917. He worked for Great
Northern Railroad from 1910 to 1917 first as a fireman then an engineer. He
died from an accident at work. He is buried in Sioux City, Ia. thank you,
Michael A. Hunter
July 31, 2000
Looking for anyone who can help me locate information on a James G. Mangin,
born in 1842 in France and came to Lewis Co. New York as a child. Later
married Harriet Larget. In 1883 they settled in the area of Chamberlain,
Brule Co. South Dakota. They had three children. Two died after they settled
out there and the other Mary Mangin married ______ Buser.
I am looking for anything especially dates of birth and death and where
buried if possible. Including anything found on Mary Buser.
There is a biography from "Memorial and biographical records; an illustrated
compendiun of biography, containing a compendium of local biography including
biographical sketches of prominent old settlers and representative citizens
of South Dakota. Published by G.A. Ogle
After August 4th, 2000 please send anything to me @ Michael A. Hunter, 102
Wayne Hunter, Waddington, NY 13694-3139
July 7, 2000
john quinn ANDERSON b 01 Jan 1866 LaGrange, MO d 10 Jan 1937 Chamberlain, S.
Dak. m clara l. WILLRODT 16 Nov 1898. He was elected State Senator 1924. At
one time his younger sister, minnie may ANDERSON, resided with him in
Chamberlain. She was my grandmother. Parents of john q. and minnie were lee
ANDERSON and ______QUINN. Looking for first name of mother, parents of lee
and Miss QUINN. Any information would be helpful and appreciated.
April 5, 2000
William Hugh SOBEY b. 1840-1841
A transcript of court proceedings for the
probate of his father, Thomas Sobey's estate
states that on July 24, 1890 William (age 49) was
living in Brule County, Dakotas at that time
He is also listed in the to Brule Co., SD -
Index to Early Homesteaders though the listing
does not offer a date and I sure love to know when
he started homesteading: (Sobey Wm.
27 Pleasant Grove 101 N 68 W)
He is also found in the 1890 South Dakota
Veterans Schedule Index online which does not give
ages, or dates:
Brule, County, SD
p. 002 Ed. 97
ID # SD1968648
I cannot get hold of the microfilm for the
Dakotas in the library I visit (it has regional to
Texas microfilm only) to check on the 1890 regular
His spouse's name was Christina BURKE. Her
mother was a CAMPBELL. By 1890, his first two
children should have been born and I'm hoping the
census listing will provide Effie's age. John was
born in 1888. Will may have been born by then,
too. He was the youngest.
If anyone has any information about William
Hugh SOBEY or access to the 1890 Census, I'd
appreciate knowing more about him. He was my
February 23, 2000
SOMERS, Lafayette, Sheppard, Ornan, Marvin (aka Jim),
I am looking for any information or descendents of the above families.
They settled in Yankton and Chamberlain that I am aware of in the 1880s.
Please contact me as I would love to know whatever became of these families who were
originally from New Brunswick, Canada. Thanks.
419 - 4373 Halifax St.
Burnaby, British Columbia
Canada, V5C 5Z2
Walter J. Davis
September 17, 1999
BEAVER, Thomas, All information from Civil War Pension Records. DOB: 2 Jan 1845 in
Phila PA. Other records indicate it was 1848. D: 23 May 1922 in Grosse, Brule County, SD.
I requested death certificate from Vital records in Pierre and no record was on file.
Married Sarah Ann ELLIOTT on 8 May 1872 in Phila, PA Her death occurred in Phila on
11 Aug 1891. Remarried, Martha SMITH 15 Oct 1907 Phila. Her date of death is unknown.
Children from his first marriage are,
1. Laura BEAVER B: 28 Mar 1873, Phila, PA Spouse-BEHRENS no other info.
2. John BEAVER, B: 14 Apr 1876, Phila PA, Spouse-Unknown. no other info.
3. Emma BEAVER, B: 17 Aug 1878, Phila, PA, Spouse-JACKSON, no other info.
4. Thomas BEAVER Jr, B: 20 Jan 1884, Phila PA, Spouse-Unknown, no other info.
5. Sarah Annie BEAVER, B: 5 Dec 1888, Phila, PA. Spouse-GROSSE.
A declaration for pension dated 8 Jan 1914 at Brule County, SD was attested to by
"F.O. GROSSE, no relationship shown. I checked the cemetery listing on Brule Home page
and could not find him in the listings. Thomas BEAVER moved to Grosse, Brule County, in Oct
1912 from Phila. I have not been able to find a town or area named GROSSE, SD.
However the Pension Records list this as his place of residence.
The parents of Thomas BEAVER were Charles Edward BEAVER, B: abt 1826 in Ireland.
He died on 25 Jul 1901 in Phila and was buried in Monument Cemetery. He and all others buried
there was moved to Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge PA in 1956. His Mother, Mary Ann SMITH,
B: 1821 in Unk. D: 25 Jan 1848 in Phila, PA, also moved to Lawnview.
I don't know which members of his family moved to SD, I'm guessing his daughter Sarah.
Thomas had a Sister, Mary Annie BEAVER, B: 1841, D: 1937 that married Owen Martin DAVIS,
he died in 1867. She later married Michael L. KEUSCH. Thomas had at least two brothers,
John BEAVER, B: abt 1844, D: 1882, in Lawnview Cem. Don't had other brothers name.
I would like to locate his place of burial and any other information pertaining to our family that lived
in that area. I am the Great-Grand Nephew of Thomas, through his sister Annie. Walter J Davis,
email-odavis @atlantic.Net Thanks
August 21, 1999
Looking for info. on my grandmother's brother, Harry Lee RUARK, born 20 Nov. 1910 Pukwana.
Parents were Harry RUARK (b. 1891, d. 1961) and Elva DAY (b. 1895, d. 1961), married 1910
in Moline, IL. Harry Lee married Louise. Any info would be appreciated and I will share all I have.
Thanks in advance! Michele Aavang email: firstname.lastname@example.org
July 1, 1999
Lived in Kimball, SD, died and buried there. John Henry Maack, Augusta (Radecke) Maack, looking for people related to
those lines. Please contact, email@example.com. I am Ardene Gray, Thank you
June 30, 1999
Seek info on Brule County church. When was St. James Catholic church
established at Chamberlain and were there Polish settlers among its
May 1, 1999
I am looking for Antonia PETRA married first to an unknown Petra and then to
a Hans JOHNSON. Antonia had three children with her first husband: Mary
Katherine, Frank, and George. Mary Katherine was born 1879 in Wisconsin.
Antonia had four children with Hans Johnson: Joseph, Anna, John and Susie.
Antonia finished out her days in Springfield, Bon Homme, SD. I would love to
hear from anyone researching this family. Carrie Taylor
April 3, 1999
I have, Grace Violet TAYLOR born 12 july 1891 Chamberlain Brule Co., S.D.
Can anyone look up her folk's names, to help me out? Thank you.
March 23, 1999
Researching John Albert Moody (Moodie) in Pukwana, September, 1894.
I am trying to find out if he met and married Pricilla (Riley) in Pukwana and when he arrived there. His name then shows up in
the 1895 census of Fort Dodge, IA Thanks, Donna Rich
February 24, 1999
Looking for any information on aunt Edna (TONMAN) ANDERSON, b. 23 Feb 1900,
Hoffman, Grant County, MN; d. abt. Oct 1974, Chamberlain, Brule County, SD.
She was married to Oscar Anderson, No known info (sure would like some).
Believe their marriage also took place in Brule County. Any info on
descendents (cousins) would also be much appreciated. Tom Johnson, Mililani, Oahu, HI
December 10, 1998
Looking for any information and/or descendants of the William John MARTIN
family, that lived near Kimball, South Dakota. William was born circa, 1860 in Washington County,
Pennsylvania. His parent's are Henrietta Bennett and (?) Martin. His father died in 1861 and he
had one brother, James Albert Martin, who was born May 1, 1858 and died October 9, 1934, in
Rifle, Colorado. Also has a half sister, Margaret (Young) King and half brother, David Young,
who both lived in Oakland, California. William married his wife (?), circa 1887 in Kimball, and had
three sons, Albert, Merle, and Allen. Please, can you help me with any information? Thank you!!
December 8, 1998
I am trying to find information on a cousin of my grandfather's, Linda
or Sinda Richards. She is known to have lived in Kimball, SD in 1895.
She maybe related to Louis Richards who built the Kimball House in 1881
and was one of the first trustees of Kimball in 1883. Does anyone have
a record of her existence?
November 24, 1998
Looking for any kind of information on Mary A. GLAUS, my great aunt of
Brule Co., SD. She was born Mary A. SMITH in Wayne Co., IA in 1864. I
found the Riverview Cemetery index published on the internet and am
pretty sure she is the Mary A. Glaus buried there. I only discovered her
existence this year and would appreciate any information about her.
September 15, 1998
Looking for descendants & family, obituaries, residences of:
HOLBACH, Harold b. Aug 1913, d. Nov 1979 (residing at Oacoma at death)--
HOLBACH, Carrie Alice, b. 1891 d. 23 Jul 1953,
buried Riverview Cem, Chamberlain.
September 9, 1998
I have a little story about Lorenzo Jones DAVIS, b:July 14, 1866.
Here is a letter he wrote home in 1898:
Letter from L.J.Davis to his mother in Green City,MO.
"Running Water, S.D. 9/15/98
Your kind and welcome letter received and I must admit my negligence
in writing and will promis to try and so better hereafter.
Tell Hattie (Pete) and Ella to both be sure and write and I will
answer forthwith - write me all the news from away back.
Mr. Sauford (? Sawford) whom I have been keeping books for has had me
in charge of a couple of steamboats he has for the last 2 months and has
kept me pretty busy is one reason I have not written. I tried to get out
of it but he said I was the only one he could trust (which made me feel
somewhat important) so I went at it as he has always been very good to me.
We run from this point up about 150 miles hauling lumber and mdse up
and wheat and livestock down here where it is shipt by rail Sioux City and
I have charge of everything in the business part of the biz. and have
got a long very will so far. We will probably be able to run until about the
1st of Nov.
I feel a little shaky sometimes as I am compelled to carry considerable
money at times and this is considered a pretty tough country especially along
the river and among the calss of men who work around steamboats.
It is mostly a new country just opened up and lots of cattle rustlers
and half breeds along the line who would not hesitate at anything if they
knew a man had money.
I have not heard from Elton for a long time but I expect it is my fault
as I believe it is my turn to write. I hope I can see my way clear to pay
you all a visit this winter.
But will not promise for certain for I have promised so often especially
to Mollie (Mollie Bruner) that I guess she thinks I can't tell the truth.
Give my love to Pa, Arthie, Hattie, Ellan and accept a portion to yourself.
Your Prodigal L.J.Davis"
He never showed up to see his mother or anyone else for that matter. He was a
good letter writer, but was never heard from again. If anyone has ANY information PLEASE share!
August 27, 1998
MUSSELMAN, George F. I am searching for any and all information concerning
my third great grandfather, George F. MUSSELMAN or G.F. in some cases. I know
that he lived in Hutchinson County, SD in 1880 according to the Census and his
wife at the time was Carrie, about 30 years younger than he. His first wife
was Anna TOPPING they came from Albany, NY. Their son, Theodore MUSSELMAN was
in Hutchinson County at the same time and was 21 years old. I've confirmed
this relationship via Theodore's death record in Sioux City, IA. I have also
found a George F. Musselman listed in the Mitchell, SD G.A.R. registry on this
Web Page. In addition, a G.F. MUSSELMAN is buried in Riverview Cemetery,
Brule Co., SD. No death record for him in Brule Co. It would have been about
I am looking for any other clues to his existence in SD as well as his other
family members besides Theodore.
August 4, 1998
I am looking for information on my ancestors with the surnames of
SCHOOLER, NORTON, MCDONALD My grandmother was Margaret Schooler Craft
she was born in Lyman county 1903 her parents were Ninnian Harrison
Schooler and Lottie Alma Norton, I would very much appreciate any
information I could get. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
August 3, 1998
Looking for Gustav NOBIS and Immanuel NOBIS, naturalized in Brule co., SD.
Gustav NOBIS - Naturalized on 12 June 1988
Immanuel NOBIS - Naturalized on 11 June 1891
Daughter Lillie was born in Brule CO., in Jan 1883, and son Otto was born
in Oct 1887, Brule County, SD.
June 15, 1998
Looking for information on my DUFFY ancestry. Some of my DUFFY ancestry settled in SD
particularly Brule Co. SD. Looking for information dated back to 1884 to late 1900s. Gwen
Gloria Lund or Sandy
June 15, 1998
I am looking for information on the Lund
family of Chamberlain, Brule County, SD.
Vincent Carl LUND graduated High School in Chamberlain SD
in 1938 and looking for any information about family in Brule Co., SD.
Vincent Carl Lund father was Niels Lund born 1883 Centerville, SD mother
was Helen Theresa Foran
brothers and sisters to Vincent Carl Lund were
Bernard LeRoy Lund
Tony Lund was born 1893 and died October 1976 in Chamberlain Brule CO., SD.
I finally received a copy of the death certificate for Neils
Lund. On it is listed his father, Peter Lund(could he have been Christian
Peter Lund?) and his mother Marie Nelson(instead of Ada Christianson). I am
beginning to believe we are looking for two different generations of Lunds.
The first would be Christian and Ada, the second would be Peter and Marie,
and the third would be Neils and Helen. Ages we have for Christian and Ada
would more line up in this framework. Christian-b 1820, d 1923, he would
have been 103 years old when he died; and Ada-b 1842, d 1938.
June 15, 1998
I am looking for any information on a Clifford and a Charles HAINES.
According to the 1920 census they were both living in Brule County with
a JJ Campbell. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
June 15, 1998
Seek info on ALONZO SELBY b. 1844 Lawrence Co., IN. Listed as member of Kimball
GAR Reno Post No. 55. Served Co G 4th Ind Cav. Parents were George Washington Selby and
Virginia Fry buried in Lawrence Co., IN. Will share what I have.
May 31, 1998
Searching for information on the following individuals.
BERGNER, Ludwig b. Feb.14,1881 d.August 23,1947 in Chamberlain,SD came to SD
from Ebersdorf, Germany.
STOLTE, Georgine (ne Bergner) b.March 20, 1877 d. Dec.9,1947 in Chamberlain,
SD, also came from Ebersdorf, was Ludwig's sister.
WILLRODT, Christiane (ne Bergner) b. Oct. 28,1882 d. Oct. 6, 1930 in
Chamberlain,SD, also Ludwig's sister.
BERGNER, Emil b. Nov. 2, 1885 d. March 28, 1965 in Chamberlain, SD
This family moved from Shady Grove, Iowa in the early 1900's. Most of them
moved to Chamberlain, only a couple stayed in Iowa.
Would like information on the spouses and families. I have much more on
there ancestors. Anything helpful.
Mar 31, 1998
I am researching my FARMER family tree. I am looking for any
descendents of Roy Farmer, according to his sisters Obit he was living in
Tuthill SD, he married a Lillian ???.
They had the following children:
Donna Farmer married a Sonny Jackson?
Jeraldene or Geraldene Farmer
Any one know of this family or is related to them can contact me.
Willing to share info
Donald R Pond
July 13, 1997
Chamberlain, Brule County. Any information on the Pond Family.
Almon Griffith POND b. September 29 1867. From? Father? Mother? Resided
there Married Lucy Givens Sedgwick there in September 26 1893. Five
May 10, 1997
The name RAISH appears quite often in Brule Co. But we are still trying
to see if they connect to John, Thomas or Magdelena RAISH, Tom at one
time had a farm in Walworth NE, John, we beleive, lived in Akron, IA for
a time, and Magdelena died in WI. Thanks
Apr 12, 1997
Researching families that settled in Brule County around 1884.
Henry CLAYTON came from Iowa County, Wisconsin to the Kimball area
in 1883. He married a homesteaders daughter Olive DAVIDS in 1884 at
Waldro. Olive was the daughter of Robert & Minerva (MORGAN) DAVIDS.
The DAVIDS family came around the same time from Minnesota. Henry
and Olive had three children; Clarence, Jessie Hellin and Raymond
before leaving for Iowa in 1890.
Another CLAYTON family also lived in the area in Lyon. Lawson CLAYTON
with his wife Isabella and 4 known children; David, Ida, Edith and
Caroline. The family was living in Lyon as early as 1885 and the
last record I have is from 1911. Was this family related to my
Great Grandfather Henry Clayton? Any information on these families
will be greatly appreciated.
Apr 6, 1997
Laverne BAKER from Lyman County
and Loren BALSTER from Brule or Buffalo County
Mar 15, 1997
Additional information on KEITH surname. Great grandmother Rhoda Haven
SMITH married great grandfather W.J. KEITH. She was 16 years of age when
they married. She came by covered wagon from Albert Lea, Minn. to the
Dakota Territory. She had 3 sisters, Nellie, Mary and another one. She
had some half-sisters and a younger half brother - Wester who married a
Myrtle (?) and they lived in Beresford S.D.
Mar 15, 1997
KEITH/BAATZ. Grandfather Willie Edgar KEITH married Johanna BAATZ in mid
to late 1800's. They lived in Canton. Johanna from was Puckwana, Brule
Country. Willie's parents were Rhoda Havens SMITH and W.J. KEITH. Rhoda
came by covered wagon from Albert Lea, Minn. to the Dakota Territory.
Time period is unknown.
Mar 10, 1997
I am looking for information about my great grandfather, Samuel
BOOTH, who came to Brule Co. in 1883 from Illinois. He had
relatives in Brule Co., Wright Bunting, who I think was his
brother-in-law. Samuel died Nov 7, 1888 and is buried in Kimball
but I am unable to get a death certificate.
Mar 7, 1997
BAATZ/KEITH - Grandmother Johanna BAATZ, born Puckwana, date unknown,
would have to be late 1800's. Married Willie KEITH, later moved to
Canton, S.D. Any information would be helpful.
Nancy Hansen Jeanes
Feb 27, 1997
I have very little information about my father's parents; they died when
he was a baby. My father's name is Leland Hansen, born in 1931; he went
to Platte High School in the 40s. His parents names were Herbert HANSEN
and Ann KROUPA Hansen; they died in 1932
Jan 25, 1997
We have recently received a request for information on a person that
lived in Kimball in the 1880s. Following is the information that is
Antonin and Mary HAVLIK went to Kimball where Antonin died sometime in
1885 and Mary and children homesteaded near Kimball until 1892. Frank
Havlik (presumably one of the children) was baptised at St. Margaret's
Church in May 1885. The record of the baptism is there but not the
record of the death of Antonin. The secretary at St. Margaret's said the
book containing the deaths during that time is missing.
The priest that baptised Frank Havlik was named Father J. B. McGowan,
Bohemian Church. Perhaps his records (if they can be located) would
contain information on the death of Antonin.
Any information on Antonins death record or burial record will be appreciated.
178 Southshore Drive
Mina, SD 57462-3000
Jan 5, 1997
Looking for ancestors, mainly Sioux tribe members:
Menz/Mentz: George, Henry, Joseph
Trudell: Mabel (my grandmother), Wallace, Levi
Colombe: somehow related to Trudells.
I have gathered some information from the Standing Rock tribe, of which my
mother, Evelyn Rose Menz (sometimes Mentz), was a member. She inherited land
through Wallace Trudell and I don't know how he ties in.
Diane M. Smith
Sep 4, 1996
I am searching for the relatives or friends of the family who raised a
Paul Edward MARTIN born 5/28/16 who was my father. Records show that his
parents were said to be of German descent and he may have been raised in
the German Lutheran faith. He was supposed to have been born in Sioux
Falls, SD but we have been unable to find a birth certificate. His
parents died when he was small and he was brought to the White Lake, SD
area at the age of two where he lived until the age of about 14. Any
assistance in finding someone who might have known him, gone to school
with him, or knew of the family that raised him would be greatly appreciated.
Sep 3, 1996
I am searching for a Herman GEPPERT who owned a large ranch in Brule
County and rented a large portion of the Indian Reservation to run his
cattle. My father, Norval Hillmer (s/o James William and Anna Marie
(Wells) HILLMER of Valley Township, Near Blunt, SD), worked on the ranch
in the 1940s. My mother is Ruth Marie Payne was the daughter of Oscar
and Georgietta (Hales) PAYNE of Blunt, SD. I would be interested in
communicating with anyone who may have been associated with the GEPPERT
Nancy Russell Anderson
July 11, 1996
John & Mary LOMICA, John & Rosa (Fisher) WODRASKA (Vodraska, Woodrada, Wodwaska), Jacob & Mary
(Duba) WASHECHEK, CZ spelling Vasicek. Anna DUBA b.1816 and related families: Houska, Novak, Zeman,
Sebesta, Sicko, Anderlik, Zidlicky, King, and Munger.
I am looking for the death of Francis Washecheck Sicko. Her husband is buried
in Union Cemetery in Brule County, but I can't find Francis or their 2 girls.
I have the Eagle Presb. Church records. I am looking for Pipal
Old Presb. Cemetery records.
July 4, 1996
Families I am looking for:
BRAVEK, BRCHAN/BRECHAN/BURKINE, DOMINIACK/DOMINICZAK, STECKELBERG.
These families all settled in Brule County at some point in their lives!
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