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'Queries' 2003


Miranda Hollenbeck ( Wed Jan 1 11:49:37 2003
I am looking for information on a Tom HENWOOD married to a Jenny CRAGO during the late 1880's. They had several children. I have info on a son Will HENWOOD born in Lawrence county 2/22/1900, as well as a daughter Mary Ethel HENWOOD born 7/5/1903, who was my great grandmother. She married Alfred Ferdinand BEUG before my grandfather Milo Milfred BEUG was born on 9/10/1923. Please any information you have on this will help out my search.

Barb Colvin ( Thu Jan 2 11:23:45 2003
SMELSER MOSS BAGGETT I am looking for information on THOMAS SMELSER born in 1865 in Missouri, but lived in Spearfish. He is listed in the 1930 census as THOMAS SMELTZER,age65, born in Missouri, with his wife LEONA, age 50, born in Illinois. Who is LEONA? Living next door to him in the census is his nephew Wade BAGGEK (BAGGETT),age54,born in Missouri, his father in Tennessee and his mother in Missouri, his son Howard T. is listed as 15 and born in Montana. Living next door to Wade is JAMES MOSS,age46,he and both his parents were born in Missouri, Nellie, his wife,age40,born in South Dakota. Who is NELLIE? THOMAS SMELSER is an uncle to both JAMES MOSS and WADE BAGGETT. Does anyone know of these families?

Margaret ( Thu Jan 9 09:03:51 2003
Is there one of you who will do a look-up for obituaries for me for Deadwood SD deaths in 1945 & 1975? I have exact dates of death. Otherwise please advise me where and how to obtain them

Mary Margaret Revell Goodwin ( Sun Jan 26 19:42:03 2003
I am looking for any and all information relating to Dr. A. L. (Aris) REVELL, (my grandfather), including information as to the date and place of his marriage to Margaret O'Donnell. Dr. Revell practiced dentistry in Lead, and his father owned a ranch(?) in Spearfish Canyon. I am also looking for any information and photo of Esther REVELL, my grand aunt, sister to Dr.REVELL, who was a school teacher and then principal at a school in Hanna about 1910.

virginia (virginiaborkowski66) Tue Jan 28 17:44:42 2003
Two children were born to Charles Edward Bishop and wife Lula in Lead. Marjorie Bishop 1904 when she shows up in a 1915 census in Iowa she is 9 Darrell Monty Bishop July 24, 1908 Do these people show up anywhere

Beth Kowaleski ( Fri Feb 14 13:30:01 2003
HUFFMAN: Seeking death date and burial place (or any information!) on Wm. Edward HUFFMAN, born Sep 1844 in OH, moved from IN to Lead about 1872. Worked in gold mine. 1920 census a widower living in Terry Township at age 75. Last seen summer of 1927. Can't find in 1930 census. Wife Minerva, daughter Gertrude. Thanks for any help.

Don Carlson ( Mon Feb 17 19:40:33 2003
I'm searching for Augusta Fowler, wife of E. P. Fowler. She was born in 1854 in Sweden and married E.P. Fowler in 1880 in Central City. They had 7 children. They lived in Lawrence County from 1880 thru ?? I'm hoping someone has a list from the cemetaries. They lived in Whitewood, Crook, and I think Deadwood.

Marilyn Morrison ( Thu Feb 20 04:57:31 2003
Seeking information regarding military service and death of Ludwig KELLOCH (KELLOCK, KALLOCH, KALLOCK, KELOGG, KELLOGG). Born Maine, son of Hanse and Sarah (Phinney) Kalloch. Civil War vet census 1890, residence Deadwood, Lawrence Co., 1880 census, residence Galena, Lawrence Co., occupation miner. Died May 17, 1893, age 70. Buried Mount Moriah, Sec NNPF, Lot 17, Row 2. I especially would like his place of enlistment and regiment. Thanks for any help.

Anthony KOLUMBIC ( Wed Mar 12 06:54:05 2003
I am trying to locate birth records for my grandmother, Katherine ZURICH, who was born in Lead, South Dakota, circa 1890. Her siblings were: Jacob, John, Anna and Emma ZURICH. Parents were John "Black Jack" and Pearl ZURICH. I have no other information except that "Black Jack" worked in the mines there. If you can tell me how I can locate the desired information I would be very grateful.

Teresa McAllister ( Thu Mar 13 17:29:39 2003
I am trying to help my sister locate her husbands relatives. The name is Simerson. In February of 1891 Thomas J. (Jefferson) Simerson bought land in the Black Hills area. From other information it would appear to be around the Deadwood area. However, I can not find him on any census records. Can someone in Lawrence county help me. I would greatly appreciate it. I live in Gulfport, Ms. If anyone needs information from down here let me know.

pam ( Sun Mar 16 11:46:44 2003
Looking for W. h. MUIR. In 1928 he was living in Lead, S. D. His brothers, Edward Lewis MUIR, Longmont, Colorado and A. T. MUIR, San Diego, Ca. and Marion F. MUIR, I believe were born in Scotland Co., Missouri. In 1928 only W. H. and A. T. were living. Any information would be great!

Jane Pette ( Mon Mar 24 19:08:28 2003
BARKER, Jay F. born April 11,1845 Sharon, Ct., 1862 joined company F, 8th regiment Michigan Cavalry, 1878 Dakota territory settled in Keystone, Lawrence county S.D. Business Directory, Gazetteer Publishing Co. lists Jay F. BARKER having a livery business 1909-10.Applied for pension County of Pennington June 3rd, 1912. He died April 4th, 1913. Did he have a family and where is he buried?

Ben R. Bauer ( Thu Mar 27 12:29:26 2003
Searching for relatives or descendants of PARKER William W. Who lived in Spearfish from 1842 to 1902. He was married to Anna Maude KNIGHT on Feb. 20, 1894. He was well known in and around Spearfish, SD area. His wife, Anna M. KNIGHT was a sister to Webb KNIGHT of Spearfish. Both men were active and served in a number of city offices.

Dorothy Reller Baker ( Mon Mar 31 16:36:34 2003
Henry J. RELLER B/ OCTOBER 18, 1919 (where unknown) d/October 1987 in Lead, Lawrence Cty., SD.

Barbara O'Donahue ( Sat Apr 5 16:56:48 2003
I am searching for information on the Frank William BAKER family who migrated to Lead and Spearfish. They were originally from Chicago, Illinois and moved to Lead around 1875-1878. Frank's wife was Barbara HOFFMANN. They had children Nicolas, Margaret, Frank and George. Child Frank was married later to Gertrude Dunn. I am related to Barbara Hoffmann and am interested in finding information about this family. Barbara HOFFMANN BAKER is reported to be buried in Spearfish (died in 1917) as is Frank William BAKER who died in 1898. This information was posted on another genealogy web site but the person who posted in cannot be located.

J J Maynard ( Sat Apr 5 21:10:22 2003
Anson Barnes RICE (1835-1910) left his family and headed west in the 1880's. I have recently located him in the 1880 US Census. He is listed as "Foreman on Grade at Mountain Ranch, Lawrence, Dakota Territory" I am unable to find any reference to this Ranch. Can anyone assist with details and location. Thank you in advance.

Laverne Harr ( Mon Apr 7 12:50:26 2003
Family of John Knodel born 7/25/1856 in Friedensthal in southern Russia.

jim huett (huett@mo- Sat Apr 19 13:50:53 2003
I am looking for John E. JONES B. 1803 in NC. married to Mahala J. PLANT. had Mary c. b. 1834 in Alabama, Amanda E, Jones b. 1836 Alabama and Martha Ann, b. 1838 in Alabama my question is were they American Indian I have a picture of Martha Ann JONES and she is of some Indian race no doubt after they moved to Arkansas. They had Mahala E. Jones my great grand mother and a brother James M. JONES

Jim Sisson ( Tue Apr 22 10:04:05 2003
Stump, Melvin b. abt. 1900. Was in Deadwood area in 1920s.

Patrick Montgomery ( Tue May 6 12:32:38 2003
James Richard MANWARING born 10 Mar 1842, died 1 Sep 1929 in Spearfish, Lawrence County, SD. James was my gggrandfather and a SD pioneer. Looking for place of burial, cause of death and any information relating to him. I was raised as an orphan and am trying to complete a family history for my children.

John E. Kivela Jr. ( Tue May 6 12:33:18 2003

Chearl H McGrath ( Sat May 10 15:56:38 2003
HI, I am looking for information on my Grandmother Fannie (Dobell dob 24Dec1895) FROMAN died May 1978 in Scottsburg, IN. She was married to Bryant Froman who passed away in Ohio in the 1960's. I am looking for where she is buried, any surviving family members. She married Arthur Hilsinger around 1916, had 2 children Lorraine and Arthur (my Father 1919) in Cincinnati, OH. In the 1920's they divorced, and she left. My Father and his sister never knew what happened to her. I am doing my genealogy and would like to find out anything about her. Thank you,

Brian Garner ( Tue May 13 09:54:58 2003
I need help identifying a photograph. It is a photo of the Arlington Hotel. I believe it is in either Lead or Deadwood. The photo also shows a trolley car like those that ran between Lead and Deadwood. The photo was taken around mid 1920's. I acquired this photo from a collection of CB&Q Railroad photos of South Dakota and Nebraska and I believe that the photo is from this area. Some of the photos are stamped in the back "LEASE PHOTOFINISHING SERVICE, LEAD, S.D.". I will email the photo to anyone who is interested. Thanks

CRodosta ( Tue May 13 21:19:33 2003
Is there a cemetery in the Deadwood/Leads area that was favored by the Finnish population in the latter 1800's and early 1900's?
Alexander Bruynooghe ( Thu May 15 16:53:49 2003
I don't know where to start in this search. The person I'm looking for is Charles C. LECOMPTE, he was born in Lawrence county probably in Pierce city on December 10th 1890 . Died in Pierce city in 1972. What I want to know is what did he do for a living? Did he join the army and came to Europe during World war I ? could that be ? This is the first real link in search of my family history. My mother told me some things about Charles (maybe this American fellow is the person I'm looking for, i don't know), for instance that he met my g grandmother and that they had (a) (2?)child(ren) and one of them is my late grandfather and that my grandfather got the maiden name of his mother. she also told me Charles had to go back overseas (to the States probably but we don't know for sure) but she did not know where or when or how or why he left, but I think he must have been in Europe during the war. And something tells me that this is the person I'm looking for. I would appreciate your help very much. Thanks !
Kathleen Rizer ( Thu May 15 20:38:03 2003
Looking for death date of Rosetta Bell Spain Moberly. She is found in the 1930 Spearfish, Lawrence co, South Dakota census. She was born 5 Feb 1872, probably in Mahaska co, Iowa. I do not know the first name of her husband. They had at least one child, a daughter. You may email me directly at
Sharon Fipps ( Sun May 18 21:07:28 2003
I am searching for a birth date of Charles LIEBELT, born in Spearfish South Dakota, Lawrence County. His Father is said to be Henry LIEBELT who lived at least in Spearfish at the time of Charles' birth and his Mother's name was Eva Skuza LIEBELT. I am also interested in the names of any siblings of Charles LIEBELT.
Dennis Brandon ( Thu May 22 20:35:46 2003
Living in Lead, SD, October 1914, was Mrs. George (Susan) MCCLELLAN. I show her as born in Michigan in 1840. Looking to find anything on her and husband. Can't find anything on them other than getting her name as at her sisters funeral in Oct 1014 in Wisconsin and Census in 1850 in Indiana.
jodi donaldson ( Fri May 23 20:31:51 2003
Frank Donaldson & Brian Donaldson marriage records in Deadwood, SD
charles spears ( Sun Jun 8 00:05:10 2003
Henry Buskala

Claire Grant ( Mon Jun 9 21:13:21 2003
HEMLER family of Spearfish. I wish to find as many obits on these folks as possible. Thanks in advance, Claire Grant FRANCIS C. HEMLER was born January 17, 1857 in PA, and died August 15, 1946 in Spearfish, Lawrence Co., S D. He married HENRIETTA ALTOFF January 23, 1883 in North or South Dakota. She was born January 19, 1863 in Alsace Lorraine, Germany, and died March 16, 1932 in Spearfish, Lawrence Co., S D. Children of FRANCIS HEMLER and HENRIETTA ALTOFF are:

 i. JOHN HENRY6 HEMLER, b. May 22, 1884, Sugartown, PA; d. February 08, 1969, Idaho Falls, ID; m. (1) ELVA (UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN HENRY HEMLER; m. (2) MARY MOSS; m. (3) MARY HEMLER (3RD. SPOUSE ).

ii. CECELIA ANNA MARY HEMLER, b. May 20, 1887, Sugartown , PA; d. Spearfish, Lawrence Co., S D.

iii. STELLA ELIZABETH HEMLER, b. December 09, 1889, Sugartown, PA.

iv. THOMAS FRANCIS HEMLER, b. August 30, 1891, Sugartown, PA; d. December 08, 1891.

v. TERESA MARIE HEMLER, b. September 28, 1892, Sugartown , PA; d. April 30, 1989, Spearfish, Lawrence Co., S D.

vi. JOHN SYLVESTER HEMLER, b. January 15, 1894, Sugartown, PA; d. April 27, 1951, Loom Lake, WA.

vii. LOUIS CHARLES HEMLER, b. March 25, 1896, GermanTown, PA; d. October 11, 1958, Spearfish, Lawrence Co., S D; m. (1) ALICE (?) HEMLER; m. (2) MAY BRADLEY. More About LOUIS CHARLES HEMLER: Burial: Rosehill Cemetery, Spearfish, Lawrence Co., S D

viii. NAOMI CATHERINE HEMLER, b. February 26, 1903, Spearfish, Lawrence Co., S D; d. January 02, 1909, Spearfish, Lawrence Co., S D. More About NAOMI CATHERINE HEMLER: Burial: Rosehill Cemetery, Spearfish, Lawrence Co., S D

Julie Halme Whitehorn ( Thu Jun 12 11:14:56 2003
Looking for birth town and any other details re: my paternal grandfather, Abram LEHTO, born in Sweden 1868, died in Roubaix, Lawrence County, 1928. Was married to Rosemary.

Nancy McGaw ( Fri Jun 13 11:20:15 2003
Am looking for information on my great-uncles, Robert MCCLUE and John (Jack) MCCLUE. Robert was a florist in the area and died about 1930. John lived at 336 Old Abe St in Lead City, SD in 1914 when he sponsored his sister and nephew, Mina MCGAW and Alexander James MCGAW for their emigration from Scotland. Mina MCGAW was a housekeeper for the Superintendent of the Homestake Mine. Any information would be greatly appreciated as this has been a difficult search. I know of no children of Robert or John.
Amy Blissett (Tuntavern Fri Jul 4 12:43:47 2003
Looking for information on my ancestors. Could you please help. I know that they are from Lawrence county. My mothers name was Vivian Cearfoss. I am trying to find my great great great grandfather and mother on my mom's side. Her fathers name was William H. Shaul, And his father's name was William T. Shaul. William H. married a Jenny Etta Young, and William T. married a Margaret Nichols. Thank you very much.
Carol Sprigler (caroltomsprigler@aol) Sun Jul 6 21:39:40 2003
Message to Patti Miller (Nov 10,1999) We visited Isaac and Tillie DAVIS graves in Whitewood, Lawrence county, SD on Memorial Day 2003. We have letters from Isaac to Eunice, newspaper articles and obit that you requested. SPRIGLER families still live in Spearfish.
Sandra Whittington ( Sat Jul 12 15:01:43 2003
I am looking for information on my great grandfather's brother, Winfield Scott HARDING, born in Barren County, KY, Sept 1, 1848. Last known to be in Deadwood, SD on December 25, 1900. Due to ill health, he couldn't return to Red Oak, IA for his brother's funeral (according to the obituary). Any help would be much appreciated.
Sue Harvey ( Fri Jul 18 15:33:55 2003
OSBOURNE-Joseph Died Lead City 1 December 1904 born Ashburton Devon u.k.1855. Arrived America between 1882 and 1890 Wife Ann ,dau. Annie and son Henwood who did not come to SD stayed in Lantrisant Wales where they received money regularly - Joseph returned twice to try and bring them to America. He may have had a second irregular family or children in SD. Family in Wales told of his death whether by friends or by State or employer I don't know. He was probably connected with mining and was believed to have been successful. Any information leading to records of his life in SD would be welcomed. Regards Sue in LLantrisant
Pam Hill ( Tue Jul 29 07:40:41 2003
I am trying to find out information on William B. SAGE'S family. He was born 28 May 1892 in Sully County to Jeffrey Hotchkiss Sage and ? Lesbia Brownlee and died Nov 1981 in Lead, Lawrence County, SD. Any help on the SAGE family would be greatly appreciated!!
Doris Draper ( Sun Aug 3 21:54:10 2003
DEARING, Leona, my mother was born in Lead July 2, 1910. The family was from Galena, Kansas. They only lived in Lead a short time. Would like information on other family who may have been in Lead then and perhaps still are, CARRIGER. They were the family of my grandmother, Susie CARRIGER DEARING.
David L Dille ( Wed Aug 6 11:16:57 2003
I am looking for an obituary and any family information for a Gladys GREENE who passed away in Nov 1981 according to her Social Security listing. Death location is stated as Deadwood, Lawrence, South Dakota. Looking for information on her parents, spouse and children. Thank you in advance, Please advise for costs involved. David L Dille 63 University Drive Fond du Lac,WI 54935.
Dale Kennedy ( Mon Aug 11 18:43:03 2003
I am trying to find information on my great great uncle who was sheriff of LAWRENCE County in the late 1800's. His last name was Schaeffer (not sure on the spelling). He and a deputy were involved in a gun battle in Lead where 8 men ended up dead. The sheriff was shot through the jaw. This battle was on July 4th--year unknown.
Leona Pauline (TRENT) Greene ( Sun Sep 7 06:42:23 2003
I am looking for the children of Clarence MILLER. Names thought to be Angeline, and the other only known as 'bumpsie'. Lived in area of Deadwood or Lead. Clarence MILLER was born Oct. 9, 1898; died Nov. 18, 1977. Parents were Hans MILLER and Pauline MILLER. We are located in Lakewood CO. 1893 So. Marshall Circle. Phone 303 697 8571. Thanks to all who can help.
Leona P. (TRENT) Greene ( Sun Sep 7 08:03:35 2003
I sent in a query for Clarence MILLER's children. He is my uncle, sorry I forgot that , first time. Thanks,
Gregg Clark ( Tue Sep 9 11:19:53 2003
I am searching for information on the Henry Clay CLARK/Damon H. CLARK family who migrated to Lead and Deadwood from Denver, Colorado around 1878. Henry passed away in 1883. Henry and Kate had three children, Horace S., Damon H. and Lilly. They were all educated in the Lead area schools and attended Spearfish Normal. Damon's wife was Katie POHLZON (Adolf W. POHLZON, Rapid City). Damon was a state legislator until 1936. They had three children Barbara Clark BLICKHAHN, Helen Clark KIRKPATRICK and Henry Pohlzon CLARK. Child Henry was married later to Alleyne Isabel WHALEY (parents were Etta James MCEVENY (Thomas F. MCEVENY family) and Brooks WHALEY, in 1927. Henry and Alleyne had one child together, Keith Henry CLARK (b.7/27/1931 d. 02/1987. I am Keith's son and am related to the CLARK, POHLZON, WHALEY and MCEVENY families and am interested in finding information about them. Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. CLARK are buried in Deadwood. Mr. and Mrs. Damon H. CLARK are buried in Perris, CA as is Keith Henry. Adolph W. and Lena POHLZON died in 1920. The Thomas Fletcher and Kate MCEVENEY died around around 1928. Etta McEveny WHALEY died in 1982 and is buried in Lead. Any cousins out there?
Bob Berman ( Sat Sep 20 17:44:50 2003
I am interested in finding information on George Washington Glover II and his family. They lived n the Deadwood area in the latter part of the 19th and early 20th centuries. His wife was Ellen Harriet Bessant Glover and they had four children: George III, Gershon, Andrew, and Mary. If anyone has information on George and/or his family I'd be greatly appreciative.
kevin mcguigan ( Fri Oct 3 22:09:27 2003
MCGUIGAN, Francis born bef. 1830 in Farley, Iowa Married Celina Robillard Died Sept. 1912, Spearfish, SD Trying to locate their burial place
Liz DuBois ( Mon Oct 6 16:01:57 2003
I am looking for obituaries for the following two people: John L. SLOSS died in May 1984 in Deadwood, Lawrence County, SD. John's sister, Georgia SLOSS FELDHAUSEN (FELDHAUSER?) died in Oct 1973 in Spearfish, Lawrence County, SD. Can someone guide me as to which newspapers might have carried their obits? Or is there some kind sul in the area who would be willing to look up either of these?
Sarah Vandagriff ( Fri Nov 7 17:59:46 2003
On May 2003, my husband and I purchased a home at 424 Sawyer Street, Lead, SD. It is listed as a historical building. The home was built in 1891 for HERMAN DUNCAN. We would like to restore it to its original condition, but have not been able to find any information or photographs to aid us. I would appreciate any information or photographs of the home, interior and exterior, close to the time it was built. Information of other owners of this property would be appreciated as well Thank you,
Robert Lemmon Jr ( Mon Nov 10 10:41:45 2003
Am seeking an obituary for George FEHLIMAN, who is shown in the SSDI as having died in Lead during Nov 1972; he was born on 26 May 1885. I suspect that he is the son of Robert Fehliman and Amanda Gonser Fehliman as well as the brother of Dr. Wm E. Fehliman, who had a practice in Lead from Jul 1908 till WWI.
Jim Haberler ( Tue Nov 11 15:45:18 2003
I would like the dates of death of Dennis QUINN and Margaret QUINN. They lived in Lead from about 1902 till the early 1930's. They lived at 622 W. Main St., Lead. Any other information would be more that helpful. Thanks, Jim
Priscilla Ross-Fox ( Sat Nov 15 15:28:36 2003
I'm seeking information on my PRATT family of Spearfish,SD. Captain John S. Pratt m. Olive M. BURRITT in Lake Co., IL. They had 3 children Nettie, Herbert & Inez. I've found information on Nettie & Herbert but I can't find anything but Inez's date of death & that she, her sister, mother & father are buried in Spearfish Cemetery. I can't open my files while writing this on line so don't have the exact date but it was in April of 1906. I'd like to know what caused her death if possible. Thank you.
Michelle Fricke ( Fri Nov 28 00:39:05 2003
I am Looking for any information on the Odou family of St. Onge. Emma Marie Johnson married Emile M. Odou about 1880-81. The Odou family owned a ranch in St. Onge from around 1880 until about 1910. They had six children, Lena Louise who graduated from (Spearfish Normal School in 1902), Emile, Eugene, William and Florentine. Can find no information on the sixth child. Emile senior decided to go to the California gold rush around the turn of the century and never returned. Emma Odou stayed on working the ranch with her sons Emile Jr., William and daughter Florentine. In 1906 Emma moved with Florentine to live in Spearfish in 1906. Emma was active in the community and church groups there. Emma died in March 25, 1909 and Florentine moved away to live with her older sister Lena. The children sold the ranch sometime after 1910 I believe. If anyone has any information relating to the Odou family or St. Onge at this time I would greatly appreciate hearing from you.
Michelle Fricke ( Fri Nov 28 00:46:17 2003
Looking for any information on the EMMILE ODOU family of St. onge and Spearfish and the APPOLIARE JOHNSON family of Lawrence County.
Stephanie Smith ( Tue Dec 9 13:21:50 2003
I have posted before, but I have a few new surnames. I am researching Oliver COOPER who's Wife was Margaret HOBSON Cira 1851, Their daughter Margaret Ellen Cooper was my Great Grandmother, Her husband was Walter DICKEY of Deadwood and Spearfish. The Dickey side of the family includes Eleazer Dickey of the Fish and Hunter Co. and His Wife Elizabeth HUNTER. I have some pictures and information, if anybody wants to share I am always looking for more information especially anecdotes. Thank You
Bernd wagner ( Tue Dec 30 03:12:14 2003
Looking for information of the following people and his live while living in Deadwood Real Name ÄGIDIUS FRITZ died ? 1930 -1936 from MECHERNICH died in DEADWOOD ? or Information about HAYES & HAYES 1930 - 1936