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'Queries'  2005


Sylvia Blaine ( Thu Jan 6 21:32:38 2005
I am looking for information about my grandmother: Josephine FILION ( birth app. 1886- death app. 1929), who I believe was born in South Dakota - She was married to my grandfather - Lloyd Coleman WHITE ( birth 1885- death 1957). I would also like to know more about her parents: Alfred FILION born in Quebec about 1846; and Varina CORUM born in Kansas in 1856. Lloyd and Alfred worked in the gold mines in Lead, which is in Lawrence County S.D.

Debbie ( Wed Jan 12 11:26:23 2005
I am seeking burial records for William Owen WALSH who died in Rapid City but was buried in Deadwood. Would someone be able to tell me how to locate where he is buried? Thanks in advance!

Steven Snider ( Wed Feb 2 12:27:12 2005
Seeking information on Wylie Lewis DRISKILL, who married my aunt Mabel SNIDER. Also Wylie's Father, John Wylie DRISKILL, and mother, E. J.. This DRISKILL family is listed in the 1900 U.S. Census for Spearfish, Lawrence County, SD. Wylie Lewis DRISKILL was killed in a farming accident in 1922. I think this accident occurred in Johnson County, Wyoming.

Cheryl ( Mon Feb 7 17:51:31 2005
Hello! I am looking for any information on the last name HELD. My mother's maiden name was Helen Jane HELD born in Lead, 1931. I do not know anything about her family. I know her mother's name was Mary Ellen Sargent (Voorhees)(?) If you have any information, please e-mail me! Thanks!

John N. Cook ( Sun Feb 20 04:26:12 2005
I am looking for information about my great grandfather, John Norman COOK, who died in Deadwood, or its vicinity, between February 1899, and June, 1900.

Robin Anderson ( Sun Feb 20 18:10:40 2005
Looking for information on the Lane Hotel in Whitewood. My 2nd great grandmother was supposed to have been a cook there in the early 1900's. Any information about this would be appreciated. Her name was Estelle MCKAY BRADLEY. I'm also looking for divorce information on her and James BRADLEY before 1900. Or marriage information on Estelle BRADLEY to Alfred Minot AUSTIN 1906.

Kirk Creswick ( Tue Feb 22 20:52:45 2005
SHERMAN, Valentine Nelson. I'm looking for information about the mother of Valentine Nelson SHERMAN, reported to be a Native American. Valentine Nelson SHERMAN was born December 11, 1913 to John A. SHERMAN. The 1920 census does not show any female other than daughters in the household.

Nici Meyer ( Thu Feb 24 16:12:40 2005
I am looking for the surnames of two of Angie Garza's children. All were born in Spearfish. The first child was born in July 98 or 99 first name Devon Second Child is Brextin Garza born May 19, 2002; Third Child first name is Kaylynn (sp) born April 2003. I am trying to determine the surnames of the other children. Brextin is my step son and I am trying to determine if his surname is the same as his siblings.. I would appreciate any help or direction you could give me.

Sharon Hallman ( Mon Feb 28 15:01:34 2005
Seeking information about Robert FLESHER and Buckskin Charlie who were freighting partners in the Deadwood area from 1875-1890. Would be most grateful for anything anyone can provide. Regards.

Art Tilson ( Tue Mar 8 04:07:59 2005
My father was from Lawrence SD, his name was Aaaron Arthur TILSON, I believe his mothers name was Mary TILSON, his fathers name I don't know. My father was born on January 2 1898 I believe and would like to know anything about the TILSON family you may have. Thank You.

Loretta Brandmeyer ( Sun Mar 13 11:43:19 2005
BAER is the surname. I am looking for any information on Olive Jane Lewis BAER Born 7 Aug. 1850 and died 11 Nov. 1924 in Spearfish, SD. She live with her son Donald BAER. She was my great great grandmother. Her husband was Amos W. BAER. I just would like to know what cemetery she is buried at. Any help would be appreciated. Thank-you Loretta.

Elaine Garrow ( Mon Mar 14 21:19:53 2005
GULICK I am looking for all information,,, I believe they lived by Deadwood, and Fall River. The fathers name was Louis (Louie or Lewis)... His son Daniel GULICK married Ettie (Etta or Elizabeth GEARY).,. daughter of Calhoun GEARY.. They lived there aroiund 1880ish to 1900 (Daniel and Lewis)..

Chet Murray ( Fri Apr 1 20:40:31 2005
MURRAY...Looking for any information on the original MURRAY family homestead on the Red River near Spearfish. They came out in the 1800s from Nova Scotia and settled there. Would like photos if anyone has any links or suggestions. Descendents of GEORGE MURRAY, great grandfather was Chester MURRAY. Other names....not sure at the moment. TETRAULT, MCGUIGAN, STEPHENSON...Thanks for info!!!!!!

Janice Harvey-Clark ( Mon Apr 11 03:03:29 2005
Looking for information on a James HARVEY, who resided in White Wood Creek, Lawrence Co, Dakota Territory in 1880. Thank you Janice

Gerald Thiemke ( Mon Apr 11 18:30:45 2005
Looking for a list of all Lawrence County Sheriffs up to 1925 with dates of term, if possible.

Lori Potts ( Sat Apr 16 21:26:58 2005
FLANDERS, YETTER I am looking for descendants of Clara FLANDERS, daughter of Randall and Anna FLANDERS. Lived in Deadwood. Worked at the Steam Laundry. Or the niece of Clara FLANDERS named Dorothy Jane YETTER. Please contact me.

Laurie Cotton- Johnson ( Sun May 1 12:42:00 2005
In the South Dakota Death Index 1905-1955 (C-105) pg 105/252 it lists: COTTON, James County: Lawrence death date: 25 May, 1925 State File #: 97533 Is there anyone who can tell me if this is James COTTON Sr. or James COTTON Jr? James Edward COTTON Jr. was born 07 April, 1900 in Lawrence County, South Dakota. He was the son of James Edward COTTON Sr. who was born 1850 in Ohio. Mother was Margaret CURNOW.

Donn Johnston ( Wed May 4 14:51:35 2005
Looking for Samuel R. JOHNSTON. Spearfish?/ Born in Ireland 1820+/- LDS web page lists him in Spearfish, Lawrence. SD  Any help appreciated. ggguncle separated from my gggfather

Donn Johnston ( Thu May 5 10:14:41 2005
Looking for info on Andrew R. JOHNSTON died 1898 in Spearfish, Lawrence, SD

Saundra Lowe ( Tue May 10 17:43:30 2005
Any information available for Matilda C. HILL married to Isaac HILL September 15, 1904. Resided between Pluma and Deadwood. Children, Amy and James. Matilda was called "Nanny". She lived in the house until her death, May 10, 1954.

Steve Florman ( Wed May 11 14:00:08 2005
FLORMANN Charles. Looking for info on the Lucky Strike Mine, near Benchmark in the Nemo/Roubaix area. Fritz FLORMANN, son of Charles FLORMANN of Greenwood and nephew of Robert FLORMANN the mining promoter, was killed there in 1903.

Fred Petrich ( Tue May 17 11:52:57 2005
I am working on my family tree. My father was a cousin of John MILJAN the Hollywood actor who was born in 1890 in Lead. I am searching for the names of his parents so I can connect him to our tree. Any assistance would be appreciated.

Mary Kay Milquet ( Fri May 20 18:38:31 2005
Looking for information about the Henry WEARE family. He married married the daughter of Albert C. ROBINSON of Green Bay, WI. She had four sisters: Alberta 'Allie (Mrs. Dorr CLARK), Abigail, Emily and Mrs. Park HOLBROOK of Onawa, IA. When her father died in 1900, the WEARE's were living in Spearfish, SD.

Jeanne Hicks ( Tue May 24 12:39:49 2005
Looking for information, including where buried for Lana French b 9 Jul 1879 d 13 Oct 1980 Spearfish m Ben Pollock Colvin b 18 Dec 1877 d 3 Jul 1962 Had two dau: Marjorie and Mildred. Looking for information about where they lived, what they did, when they arrived, when left, an obituary or two (or more) would be nice. Any information about any of these people would be greatly appreciated. Lana was the daughter of my gr gr grandfather's half brother. I'm trying to fill in all the blanks about these people.

Diana Pfeiffer ( Thu May 26 00:04:36 2005
Looking for information on Joseph LABRIE (my great grandfather)who was mining in Deadwood in late 1870's to early 1880's.

Mike ( Fri Jun 24 21:28:24 2005
I am researching Karl WOLFF (my ancestor), who had a son named Edmund WOLFF, of Deadwood, S.D. If you have information about this WOLFF line, give me a holler. Obituary from the Michigan City Dispatch, 22 March 1906: "Karl Wolff died Tuesday at the home of his stepson, John Conrad, 312 East Seventh street, of paralysis. Mr. Wolff was stricken Monday morning, losing his voice and eyesight, and was unconscious until his death, which occured at 10 o'clock Tuesday night. "Mr. Wolff was born in Prussia December 7, 1813, and was ninety-two years, three months and thirteen days old. In 1856 he came to this country, settling in Detroit, and from Detroit went to Berrien county, Michigan, where he lived on a farm until four years ago, when he retired and moved to Michigan City. He was married in the old country seventy years ago and his wife died here in 1903. Mr. Wolf leaves, besides the stepson at home with whom he died, three sons, two daughters, twenty-five grandchildren, and eleven great grand children. The children are Charles Wolff, Michigan City; Edmund Wolff, Deadwood, S.D., William Wolff, Miles City, Montana; Mrs. Chris Weidemann, Detroit; and Mrs. Peter Averly, Detroit. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon from the home of Charles Wolff at 1120 South Pine street, and the services will be conducted by the Rev. J.G. Hoch, pastor of St. John's Church."

Margie Brewer ( Sat Jun 25 11:14:03 2005
WICKS,Fred C. b. 1877 in Southampton ,Hampshire, England to John WICKS and Elizabeth LACEY. Fred Immigrated to U.S. in 1899 and lived with the Baldwin family on the 1900 census as a border.Lawerence county South dakota Sept 25, 1901 Fred married Mertie WEAVER. Hill City S.D. They had 4 children: Fred (name changed to Harold when adopted)b.1902 Gertrude b. 1903 Robert Leland WICKS b April 1905 and Mary Kate b. 1907. I do not find Fred on the 1910 census and cannot locate him on any death records. Although Mertie states when she placed the kids in the South Dakota children"s Home that he was dead. I would appreciate any help in this matter. Mertie eventually remarried a man named SHEKELL. I find her in Sonoma deceased in Sonoma Calif, d. 8/11/1949.

Theresa Sanchez ( Thu Jul 7 22:20:58 2005
I am looking for any information you may be able to locate on Theresa Keller and Gus(August)Keller. Theresa died 11-21-1951 in Fall River County, Hot Springs, South Dakota. She actually lived most of her life in Deadwood. Her husband's name is Gus.. I can't tell on her death cert if Gus was alive when my great, great aunt Theresa died. They owned a meat market in Deadwood, at least that is what the business directory says for 1909 and 1916.

John Humble ( Thu Aug 4 13:57:20 2005
Samuel James Burns b 2/15/1857 Lindsey Canadad d 3/5/1928 Vinita OK. Naturalized in the Territory of Dakota in Lawrence County Nov 1, 1877 recorded in the Court at Deadwood. Any information about naturalization, parents etc.

Dorman Nelson ( Tue Aug 9 19:11:50 2005
Hardwick, Skakel, Waackling, Circkle and others that were involved with Tom and Hattie Hardwick and William Skakel in the Deadwook, Camp Crook, Lead areas--1870 to 1910. Also any locals that were in a wild west show in 1884 and 1885.

Betty Cook ( Sat Aug 20 06:03:11 2005
I am searching for all infomation on the COOK/COOKE family, Our ggggrandfather was ROBERT COOKE he was born abt.1702 death 1747/8 in Brunswick Co Va. He has a will at St Andrews Parish dated 1747 . I would like to know if anyone knows where he may be buried at, as well as some of his children,Fredrick COOKE, Nichlous COOKE, Reubin COOKE, John COOKE, our link was Robert COOKE JR , he was born 1720 located in Henrico Co VA, before moving to NC. death Surry Co NC 1780. If anyone has any info on this family please let me know. Or a list of any Old burial grounds in Lawerenceville, Va that I may check out. I would appreciate any info. Thank you .

Victoria Lawing ( Sat Aug 20 13:59:17 2005
I am searching for information on John BONE and Bessie COLLINS, parents of George Harold BONE who was born on July 31, 1895 in Lawrence County.

David W. Nies ( Sun Aug 21 20:51:42 2005
Looking for information on Kenneth or Ruth RINEVELD OF Deadwood and Edith LORANG of Lead SD

Jennie Mader ( Mon Aug 22 19:46:35 2005
I have a picture of a tombstone for Peter PEDERSON and his entire family (wife and five children) who were all deceased on May 13, 1912. I'm asking if anyone knows what may have happened on that day to wipe out an entire family. The tombstone is located in Gayville, SD. We do not know what cemetery it is located in.

Lea Marsh ( Sun Aug 28 20:15:53 2005

Della Golka ( Sat Sep 3 15:39:06 2005
Marriage certificate for Isaac Mayoue and Mary McGuire approx. date should be 1900 or around that date or sometime from 1900 to 1905.

Mary Riseling ( Sun Sep 25 18:17:41 2005
I am looking for any information or stories about a stage coach accident/robbery that occured in May of 1878 on a stage traveling between Pierre and Deadwood. I had a relative on the stage coach and am trying to find out if more information or stories on the incident exists. Mary Riseling

Becky Pohto ( Sun Sep 25 23:33:25 2005
I am working on my husband's genealogy and we are trying to find information about his mother and grandparents. I understand that Lead South Dakota is in Lawrence County therefore, I am sending this request to you. We are really stumped. His grandparents were: Andy (Antti) Oscar and Aino Maria SEIKKULA. His mother was Wilma SEIKKULA. His uncle was Wilho SEIKKULA. Aino Maira SEIKKULA's Petition for Naturalization said that she was married to Andy Seikkula on October 23, 1909 in Lead South Dakota. Antti (Andy O.) SEIKKULA came to the United States from Finland 7/25/1903. Aino Maria SEIKKULA came to the United States from Finland 6/24/1906. His grandmother's obituary says "In 1907 she came to Lead, S.D., and married Andrew O. SEIKKULA in Lead on October 26, 199. They moved to Red Lodge in 1910." We are trying to find a copy of their marriage license. We know that his grandparents and uncle died in Red Lodge Montana. We know that his mother died in Butte Montana. Wilma SEIKKULA's death certificate lists Red Lodge Montana as her birth place however, Red Lodge has no record of her birth. Is there a record of the birth of Wilma Seikkula in Lead, S.D.? His uncle's wife (who is still alive) said she thought they lived in Lead South Dakota before Red Lodge Montana. Any help you can give us will be appreciated, Robert and Rebecca Pohto

Tami Goodall ( Fri Oct 14 12:05:23 2005
I'm searching for any information on A C MARSHMAN (possibly Austin Clark) who lived in Deadwood in 1880 (according to census): property ownership, family, public office held, etc.

Tom & Marnie Hill ( Wed Oct 19 21:01:15 2005
Looking for any information on William Rizor whom was supposed to be a Town Marshall for Spearfish South Dakota in the late 1800's. Are there any books on Spearfish or it's lawmen? William then moved to Lusk, Wyoming to work for the Burlington Northern RR and is buried in Harrison, Nebraska. Any information would be appreciated.

Thornton ( Sat Oct 22 09:47:25 2005
do you have any Thornton's on your list? My family heritage lists burrett township as a place where some people came from.

Susan Ogilvie ( Mon Nov 7 21:19:10 2005
Trying to reach L.S.Ray who is on the surname listing, but must have a new email address, or any descendants of the SCHLOREDT families.

David Hoffman ( Sat Nov 12 14:57:41 2005
Looking for information on S. W. STOREY and his wife BARBARA STOREY who were enumerated in Boulder, Lawrence County, at the 1900 census. They were born born in Indiana ca 1845-1850.

Stephanie ( Sat Nov 26 21:00:01 2005
bran nicoles should be on death proroll

Jean Martin ( Sat Dec 10 15:29:51 2005
Oliver S. & Lulu E. PAYNE and sons Ralph, Glen & Darrel lived around Mystic between 1910 and 1920. Family legende says he "ran off with the town floozy" and Lulu filed for divorce in Deadwood shortly thereafter. Suggestions for confirming or denying this legend will be greatly appreciated. Jean

Myra Marsh ( Mon Dec 12 14:58:48 2005
TOMS, Thomas b.24 May, 1847 in Croydon, Surrey, England d. about 1896 possibly in Lawrence, SD was married on 08 Nov. 1883 in Pierre, Dakota Territory to SCHULTHEIS, Mary Barbara b. 20 Mar 1859 in Loerach Baden Germany & d. 0 Nov. 1936 in Gillette, Wyoming as widow of 2nd husband GARVIN, William Canada. Children of Toms/Schultheis: Daughters: TOMS, MARY Elizabeth., BORN 11 Feb. 1889 in Deadwood, SD, m. James Dyce & Bill Denman; TOMS, Helen Margaret, b. 18 Dec. 1891 in Newcastle, Wyoming m. Clifford C. Moore & Williams Riggs; TOMS, Florence A. b. 07 Sep 1896 in Spearfish, SD m. Fred F. Sargent & John Sheldon. Sons:TOMS, James E. b. 04 Oct. 1885 in Pierre, SD, d. 16 Jul 1920 in Trojan Mine falling rock accident; TOMS, Thomas N. b. 11 Feb. 1894 in Spearfish, SD & d. 06 Mar 1926 in Deadwood, S.D., married Mina Williams & Ophelia ?. Query: Have heard there is an author named Donald D. TOMS who has written of Lawrence Co. but have been unable to locate any of his books. Don't know if he is related to my Toms or not. Thurs far have not found this Toms/Schultheis family on a Dakota census but have marriage record for son, Thomas Noah Toms and daughter Mary Elizabeth Toms plus birth records on both of these children. Also have birth record of Schultheis/William Garvin daughter Viola Josephine Garvin b. 1901 in Lawrence. Any information would be helpful.

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