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 ANDERSON Civil War Veteran-  I'm trying to track down the grave site of James W. Anderson, Co. E, 113th IL Vol. Infantry.  His pension index card lists his passing on   02 Dec 1915 at  Iona, Lyman County.  I figur he is buried at Iona Cemetery, and was seeking some confirmation on the Lyman Co. GENWEB site.  There are three entries of  interest:  "Uncle" Jimmie W. Anderson - died, 09 Dec 1915; "Uncle" Jimmie W. Anderson - cemetery pl.  What is "pl"?  The third entry was  James W Anderson - cemetery  Iona; I wonder if James and Uncle Jimmie are the same.  I'd be grateful for any assistance you can provide. Regards, Stephen Baker 1010smb@gmail.com Mar 03 2010
 ANKUM, GERMANY - I'm working on my ancestors who have lived/do live in Ankum, Germany. Do you know where I can get a copy of the St Nicholas BDM records?   Thanks, Kris Melchert kris5866@gmail.com  Feb 10, 2009
 BARTHOLOW, CHASE, EASTLY, SOMERS, TILLOTSON - I contacted you quite awhile ago about copies of obituaries but I didn't get back to you. I noticed you have access to family histories in the Lyman County History Book. Especially interested in the TILLOTSON family, since that is where the other families descend from.
Thanking you in advance, Susan Audy  White River Jct., VT 
80SAudy33675@aol.com   Jan  19, 2009 
 BINGEN, BOOTH, KNUTSON, SELLAND, GRINDLAND/GRINDELAND, LANGENBARTLES, STOEN, SKIPPLE AND PEDERSON   I have:  Jeannette (GRINDELAND/GRINDLAND) d. Jan 1 or 2, 1969 and Oscar  (BINGEN) SELLAND d. Dec 15, 1948- White River Hilmoe Cem; Johanna (PEDERSON) d Feb 19, 1905 and Gilbert Gunderson GILBERT d.  Jan 21, 1928-Zion Lutheran Cem; Ingeborg Isabella Oldsdatter (STOEN) d. July 15, 1917 and Lars ULVUND GRINDELAND aka Knut Larson KNUTSON d. Feb 9, 1933;  Bertha/Brita d. Jan 13, 1942 and Kjettel SELLAND d. May 5, 1933- Hilmoe/White River Cem;  Knud KNUDSON d. Oct 4, 1899; Leo Booth d. Dec 24, 1916-Vivian Cem; Calvin Booth d. Oct 20, 1998- Vivian Cem; Eleanore (aka Nora)  LANGEBARTLES d Nov 3, 1978;  John BOOTH d. Sept 18, 1961-Vivian Cem. Jill jms@top2bottom.net  25 Jan 2008
 BISEL/SULLIER/MOLASH -  My name is Harold LeRoy Bisel.  I am 80.  My father, Harold Willis Bisel's father, Benjamin Franklin Bisel married Ellen Sulier on July 4, 1896. (I believe there are two Ellens.) Grandma Ellen's father was Vincent.  Ben and Ellen farmed near the small town of Burtrum.  I also remember Aunt Anna, Ellen's sister.  who married Fred Heffron and lived to be 104 or 106. I noticed there is a connection to the Molash name with a Frank Engstrom (Grey Eagle, MN) who was related somehow to us, too.  We lived in the Grey Eagle, Minnesota area and many are buried there. I have some info on my family tree on the internet and you can go to:  Harold Bisel and link to the web site. Very interesting.  Don't know the connection yet but will keep digging.  Harold Bisel  982 Willow Grove Circle   Waite Park, MN  56387   <bis29@charter.net    Aug 20 2009
 BRICKMAN - When I started doing the Brickman family history the only information that I found about the babies came from Paul Olson, the caretaker of the Presho city cemetery.  He was such a great help, he went out of his way to help us.  The only thing that he had in his records was: 1 child d.April 17, 1909, age 2 years,  1 child  d. April 7, 1908, age 8 months. Later you sent an obit to me  that said, Brakeman's baby April 4, 1909. John Brakeman's (Brickman) eight month old baby boy died Monday after a short illness. The parents live eight miles southwest (Hilmoe).  Lyman County settler  April 17, 1909.I found out later one baby was named Theodore and one Robert. Both dates on the stone are the death dates. Was there an outbreak of some disease at that time ?  I never did find exact birth dates for the children. Hope this clears up the confusion on the dates. The picture of the headstone on the internet is very nice. Carmen Lamb   dlamb@willinet.net    10 Feb 2008  
 BUXTON -  Hello Barbara,  Is it possible to get a copy of the page "Buxton, 487"?  Thanks for making the index to Winds of Change available.  Valerie Wattier  ReliSearcher <valerie@relisearcher.net>   Oct 27, 2009
CLEVIDENCE-CHURCH - I have been looking for documentation on L.E. Church.  I previously contacted Lyman County for birth information on Robert Edward Clevidence, who listed his birthplace as Lyman County, (Oacoma) November 14, 1885, on his Montana marriage certificate. He was my grandfather.  He had listed his parents as Lewis Edward Clevidence and Mary Church.  The only Lewis Edward was Mr. L.E. Church who was married to Mary Church (nee Clevidence).  The county office couldn't find a thing about Robert's birth. Sadly, I am at a dead end now.   Nancy   hearold@aol.com  04 Oct, 2010

CABLE/KNIGHT - I am seeking information on Elwood Lincoln Cable and a Mrs. John Knight.  Elwood Cable was first married to my great-aunt, Cora Brownell Knight in Hudson, SD.  They had one daughter, Lelia.  Cora Cable died young at the age of 25 so Elwood may have married again.  I am also trying to find out if the Mrs. John Knight mentioned on your website may have been Christina Knight who also homesteaded in Hudson with her husband John.  Betty Knight Swisher  whisperingwoods@centurytel.net   22 Aug  2009

CHURCH - CLEVIDENCE-  I have been looking for documentation on L.E. Church.  I previously contacted Lyman County for birth information on Robert Edward Clevidence, who listed his birthplace as Lyman County, (Oacoma) November 14, 1885, on his Montana marriage certificate. He was my grandfather.  He had listed his parents as Lewis Edward Clevidence and Mary Church.  The only Lewis Edward was Mr. L.E. Church who was married to Mary Church (nee Clevidence).  The county office couldn't find a thing about Robert's birth. Sadly, I am at a dead end now.   Nancy   hearold@aol.com  04 Oct, 2010
 COOPER/HUMPHREYS - Barbara, This site is fantastic! I have never come across more information on any other site! You have done an outstanding job. I have found information I was looking for on the J.B. or John Robert Cooper family, however I do need more information.  I am helping a man confirm a burial location for a J.B. or John Robert Cooper in Iowa. I am from Osceola Co. Iowa and it has recently been thought that this man was in this area and died here. Possibly buried in a country cemetery in an unmarked grave. This man was a soldier in the Battle of the Little Big Horn in Custer's Last Stand. From your website I believe I have found that his wife is Rachel Anne Humphreys, daughter of Fernando Cortez Humphreys who also resided in your area. The Cooper's had a daughter Flossefa Cooper. I found on your site that she married a Wm. Robertson. I believe  John & Rachel had a son also but don't know his name. Thanks for your time, Dianne Raveling, Sibley, IA      March 2009
The information I have is such: 1.) Oct. 1, 1903-Sibley Gazette-Harris News- Mr. Cooper, who was taken sick while here, passed away Thursday night (Sept. 24) The remains were laid to rest in the Fairview cemetery Saturday. His wife and children arrived here from their home in Dakota, Saturday morning, to pay tributes to their departed dead. 2,) Oct. 8, 1903-Osceola Co. Tribune-Harris News- Mrs. J.B. Cooper and children and her brother-in-law, Mr. G.W. Caldwell, arrived from Spencer, SD last Saturday morning, being called here by the death of Mrs. Cooper’s husband. Mr. Caldwell is a brother of Mrs. Stratton.  3.) October 1, 1903-Osceola Co. Tribune-Harris News-Robert Cooper of Lake Park came over Saturday and walked out to the Wm Johnson place.  On returning he became suddenly ill in the Blue Front Restaurant.  His illness was caused by being overheated, and having had a sunstroke before he was easily effected.  Dr. Cady was called and Mr. Cooper on reviving was taken to the hotel where he is at present. His father-in-law of Chamberlin, South Dakota arrived Tuesday and is taking care of him. His wife and children who are in South Dakota on a homestead which he had recently taken and where he was to join them in a short time have been sent for. There is little hope for his recovery.  
Barbara, You may remember that I emailed you this past spring in regard to your Lyman Co. Website, which again is just fantastic!  Your friend Marlys contacted me and  she was so kind to go to the library to look for information for me. However she did not come up with anything. I am wondering how you can help me. Is there a way I can actually read these old newspapers on the internet? How can I read it?  Referred her to Mark  Aug 6 2009      Check Family histories section, too - barbara
  COULL/WOODWARD/MCWHIRTER - My husband found the online history of Vivian this evening and I was certainly please to see it. My parents both grew up in Vivian and I spent much time there visiting my grandparents, Lloyd and Addie Coull.  My mother's parents were L.C. Woodward (of the snake story) and Edna Jean McWhirter.  The McWhirters came around 1906 and homesteaded north of town.   (my Mom died a year ago and would have gotten a chuckle out of the snake story). My dad's family didn't come until later, but Grandpa Coull had a barbershop in town.  Mom and Dad both graduated from Vivian High School and loved going the school reunions.  My brother Dennis worked a couple of summers at Dad's uncle Harold Smith's farm when he was around 14-15.  Anyway, we have fond memories of Vivian.  In any of your research of Vivian, so you recall a picture of the barbershop which was on Main Street?  The building is long gone, of course, and nobody seems to have a picture of it.  Dad Clayton Coull died in 2006 and Mom in 2008.  They loved telling stories of their years growing up there.  I had gone through the microfilm of the Vivian Wave a few years ago, and found it quite fascinating.  Thanks for your having this online. Pat (Coull) Engebretson  Belle Fourche, SD   pjeng3@yahoo.com    Feb 26, 2009
 DARLING/HULCE - I just read the History of Vivian on the rootsweb site (FYI, the link to it from this page is broken), and saw a couple names of people I may be related to (my father, William Darling, was born in Vivian in 1935). My grandmother’s maiden name was Mabel Hulce, I saw that the article was contributed by a Sylvia Hulce, now of Arizona . Do you by chance have an email address for Sylvia? I don’t know when the article was written, so I don’t know if Sylvia is a contemporary or an ancestor. Thank you for any information you can provide.  Gary Darling      garydarling@gmail.com   Feb 16, 2010
  DUGGINS/HARRINGTON - Any chances of finding more information about  1.) Harrington, Rachel m/1858 Jessie Duggins and 2.) Harrington, Josephus hus of Catherine?  I'm a descendant of a Jessie Duggins who m. a Rachel Harris, they had a son "Josephus."  Lived in NE Iowa.  Wondering if there is any connection here as Jessie Duggins is not that common of a name.  Thanks. Karen Engstrom engsedge@willapabay.org  Dec  6, 2008
 EASTLING/ STANTON - I'm researching my kin, Elizabeth Eastling, nee Stanton who reportedly died in Bryant, Hamlin co. S.D. in April of 1900.  I see there is reference to an Eliz. Eastling in the Oacama History Book and am wondering what that has to say.  Appreciate any info, Thank you! Melodie Glenn, Eau Claire, WI. Melodie Kuby melodie1020@sbcglobal.net   March 31, 2008 
 EBBINGA - Louis Ebbenga  (Pioneer photos, pg 8) is my mother's brother.  He d.ied of cancer in the 1950's.  He and Norma (Mortenson) had no children.  Louis  is buried at the Black Hills National Cemetery.  His John and Martha Ebbenga,  are buried in Rapid City.  My mother is Fern Palmer, she lives in Lander, Wyoming.  I am Vicky Eklund and I live in Valentine, NE.  veklund@inebraska.com   July 8, 2009
  ENTORF - I found your site while looking on line for lineage info for my father Richard Carl Entorf.  His father and mother were Carl and Violet Elizabeth Entorf.  I noticed that you may have some type of newsclipings about them and if so, is it possible for me to get a copy?  Best Regards,   Kimberly  Entorf Stonestreet  kimmiestone61@aim.com  December 4, 2008 m.12.23.1927    Adv. Ldr. 1.6.1928
 ERNST -There are U.S. Naturalization Records listed for a Wilhelm Ernst in your Lyman County SD Index.  Who do I contact to get copies of these documents? Norbert Stevens   nfstevens@sbcglobal.net  July-27-09                               Copied and pasted from my files.   barbara          For certified copy of original, contact the State of South Dakota web site
 FALTERBAUM - Hello! I saw your homepage and found the name Eva Falterbaum. My old great-uncle Adolph Falterbaum, his wife called Eva, from Germany and goes to America. In which country was Eva Falterbaum born? Can you tell me more about your Falterbaum? Thank you. Greeting from Germany, Silke Fritz  UsFritz@online.de   18 Feb. 2008
 FARLOW  Trying to find a marriage record for Rachel A. Farlow,  b. in Randolph Co., NC  6 Oct 1875; the dau of Sewel Farlow. I would also like to get the marriage dates and names for her brothers, Rufus and Jerptha. If these people are in any of the Lyman County history books, please let me know.  Thanks,   Sarah Lehman srl@triad.rr.com  20 Jan 2009
FENENGA - In the 1920 Census of Iona Lyman South Dakota Teen and Birdella Fenenga were listed. There was a James S. Smith father-in-law living with them. He was born about 1837 in PA. He said his father was born in England and his Mother in PA.  My GGGrandfather was John Smith born in England. On the internet I found that a James Smith was born in Mercer Co PA in 1837 to Eliza Jane Clark and ??? Smith. Do you know if James S. Smith had a will or death certificate. I would like to find out who his father was. The Smith family arrived in Mercer Co PA about 1830-1831.  If you charge for a death certificate and the cost, please let me know. Any information would be helpful including the name of Birdella’s mother. Thank you.  Dorothea Silbert  <dsilbert709@earthlink.net>  December 17, 2010

 GOODFACE - I am trying to find Aaron Goodface I came across this site with his name He saved my dads life if it wasn’t for him and another guy I would not be here I just wanted to thank him and see if he would be willing to see my dad and me? Can you help?? Sharleena Farley  Sfarley41@verizon.net    September 18, 2008

 GREENE - Looking for anything on Henry and Florence Greene family who live in Oacoma ca 1905-1910.  joegreene@yahoo.com   16 Feb 2010
 GREFF - Barbara, I believe I am the one that provided you with the burial permits that are shown on the following link.  I heard recently from my mother (the granddaughter of Ida Greff) that she had heard back in the 1970s that the reason no graves can be found is that a road now runs over the plots.  Is that possible?  She would have heard  this from her mother who visited Chamberlain in 1972 (after having left in 1908) --- and her mother would have remembered the general location of the grave.  Also, do the burial permits that I provided      to  you look like others that you have seen for River View?    Mike <michaellowe@cox.net>   August 2, 2009    http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdlbgs/Tombstones/Riverview/greff.ida.infantson.htm 
HALL - Do you have any real good copies of Berts book. Big muddy to the black hills!! Please let me know. Thank you, Marty  Moore  mmwhitethunderllc@gmail.com  Dec 14,2010
HALL - I just came across your web site http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdlyman/Families/Hall/hall.slinde.part1.htm   While looking for information on my family and we appear to be related going way back. My relationship through your tree is through Dr. Isaac Hall -> son Isaac -> son Asa - son Isaac (1736) -> son Jacob (1773) -> son Edward (1813) -> son William (1844) -> son John (1875) -> son Lionel (1918) -> Kenneth (my dad) -> son Sean (me). Thanks for this information on your site it has cleared up some confusion as to who was Franic's parents. Thanks again!  Sean Hall  prossermustangs.com   24 Sep 2010
HALL - Hi,  My great-great-great... grandfather on my mother's side was Lyman Hall.  In case you were not aware Lyman Hall was the third signatory on the Declaration of Independence.  Shalom,   Daniel Baggett    conecuhdan@onehop.com   Nov 29 2009
 HALL -  I am a direct descendent of the William Hall that was the son of Gilbert Hall.  He came to Guilford and the Hall family is still in the Madison and Clinton, CT area and I am moving there from NC next month.  In my research the only thing we know about William's wife was that her name was Hester. I didn't even know he had a brother although of course my family was only concerned about our tree which goes back to William and then Gilbert.  Do you know anything else about Gilbert?  From William on down, I have the family history.  One more thing.   Doe anyone know what ship they came over on or when  they came? Thank you for any information you may have.  My mother was a Hall; a direct descendent, and I named my daughter with the middle name of Hall because they were such a wonderful family. Have a great day. Betty Murphy  mrphbett@gmail.com  30 Mar  2008
 HALL, BAKER, CHURCHILL, ADAMS I have an Elias Hall, b. abt 1790 in Batavia, Gensee, New York and d. prior to 1849 in New York. He m. Hanah Baker, b. 1792, Massachu-setts. His wife and one of his son's, Dyer Hall and family, are buried in Shepard Settlememt Cemetery Skaneateles, New York. Hannah Baker was 1st married to Ezekiel Dyer Churchill and after death of Elias Hall, married John Adams. Sure "feels" like  Elias could be part of this ( your ) Hall family.  Sincerely, Jan Waddell   jannysuewaddell@yahoo.com   16 Jan 2009 
HAMRE/MAGISTAD   I came across your genealogical information on the Magistad/Fudske family at http://sdgenweb.com/lyman/Families/magistad1.htm   I am the great-grandson of Gjartrud Knudsdatter Hamre's half-sister Guri Knutsdatter Hamre (married Halvor H. Hande). Lars Johannesson Fudske/Fauske also has Hande ancestry. And Magistad is a name that has married into the Hande clan from Vestre Slidre, Valdres, Norway, too. It would be fun to swap information with you. I live in Saskatoon, SK. saskatonian74@canoemail.com     D'Arcy Hande  August 31, 2009
 HARDIES - My name is Jolene Stoelk and I'm Barb Loneman's sister. She had e-mailed you in Sept. about searching for info on relatives of ours, Dora and Edward Hardies. She had some info wrong. Dora was b. in 1881 and m. 02.20.1901 and d. 1909.  One relative said she d. in Presho and another said she d. in Murdo. She is supposed to have had two daughters, one named Dorothy. Help? Jolene homecaremedical@frontiernet.net    07 Feb 2008
HOFFER - My name is Shirley van Matre and I am the mother-in-law to Rodney Hoffer and he wants me to find some of the burials of his grandparents. His dad"s name is Richard and Richard's dad was John. If you have any information that would help in my search, I need all the help I can get. I live in Pierre and I will go to the hertiage center later after I get more date's. I thank you  Shirley  <grammsvm@q.com> July 21, 2010
HUBBARD/LACUE/LARUE - Is it possible that Anson Hubbard married Hannah LARUE instead of Lacue?  Am unable to find any Lacue's but have been able to put a family tree together with the name LaRue.  I really appreciate all the work you have done on these marriage records.  I have been able to add information to the family tree.  Anson is my husband's great-uncle.  Hannah was his 3rd wife.  (I haven't found wife no 1 yet). She was married to John Simon Larue 10 Dec 1884 in Whiteside County, Illinois (divorced).  Her maiden name was Griswold - dau of Jonathan Powell Griswold and Lehila Loretta Slater.  I found Anson and Hannah on the 1910 US Census Virgil Township, Lyman County, SD.  They applied for a homestead in Meath Park, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1919 and he became a naturalized citizen of Canada in 1925.  They were still living there in 1930.  I have no obits on either one of them.  I have some information on her five children by Larue.  My husband's grandfather was Benjamin Franiklin Hubbard, who also lived in Lyman County in 1910.  Thank You.  Darlene Hubbard  <lostalaskangranny@yahoo.com 04 Oct 2009
 ISEMINGER - My father, Gorden Glenn Iseminger,  was born in 1884, in Crawford, Iowa. He was quite the gentleman, husband,  father, devout Christian. I used to sit in church with he and my mother Jeanette Eugenia Morrow Iseminger. I have the family tree.  He was one of 15 children; two died in childbirth. I have records, pictures, birth certificates of everyone.  His mother and father  died on the same day, 10 minutes apart.  My mom and dad were with them.  Would love to hear from anyone with Iseminger ties.  Lana E. Vance, 643 Third Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034,  phone, 503-675-5332.   lev1107@yahoo.com.  16 June 2008

JAMESON/MIELDS   Hi, I’m tracking down some Jameson cousins, and after searching your website, I’m coming up empty handed.  I am specifically looking for a cemetery record or obituary for Samuel L. Jameson and his sister Olive Jameson.   I know it was after 1930 as both appear on the census there. Samuel’s wife Julia is buried in the St. Michael’s Cemetery, but there isn’t  a listing for Samuel.  Samuel and his family are on the census in Lyman County in 1920 and 1930.  His daughter Mamie married Fred Mields in Lyman county as well. Thanks, Angie. Angela Jameson <angjameson@yahoo.com>   15 Sep  2010

JANDREAU - I was born by the assistance of Ida Mallet, date April 11th, 1950, I do not have a birth certificate for whatever happened at the time.  I received my draft notice from Lyman county, but because I had no birth certificate I was not recognized as a veteran from Lyman county.  My parents were Lawrence Harold Jandreau and Alice LaRoche, I guess I was born during a storm somewhere between Presho and Cedar Creek (Bad Heart Allotment).  My grandmother raised me and her name was Gertrude (St. Pierre) Jandreau, my grandfathers name was Lawrence Jandreau Sr. Looking for help to get my birth certificate established, would appreciate any assistance you could provide.  Thank You    Respectfully,  Wm S. Jandreau   wjandreau@lakotanetwork.com  31 Aug 2010
 KOOS - Hi Barbara! I´m looking for Nick Koos. He was born in Outscheid 5.5.1881. He lived 1910 in Hamill, SD  married and  had a farm there. He died 21.1.1983 Winner SD.Can you give me some information about Hamill and so on?  Reinhold Brähler (living nearby "Trier") Germany   brhler@aol.com   March 18, 2010
 KORTUM - Herman I am looking for information on his family wife and children. Any other info  you may have. Thank you very much. Howie Fitzpatrick   wfitzpat@nckcn.com   6 Jun 2008 
  LYON - My grandfather, Clyde Mortimer Lyon, and his wife Janette Olive Evans, married in 1905 in Lakota, N.D.  They were from Williamsburg, Iowa originally.  After the birth of my mother, Myrna Lyon Ferris in 1906,  they moved to McClure Township, 108 N R 78W, Sec. 19 where they proved up 160 acres as a homestead.  When they were packed and ready to head out to N.D. from Iowa, to my grandmother's surprise, they were joined by another wagon containing her in-laws the Mortimer W. Lyons along with Clyde's sister Vivian.  I have a picture of them outside the tar paper house they lived in there in S.D. all packed up to make their return trip back to Iowa. I would like to know how long they kept the land and when it was sold.  I was surprised that they still were listed as owners in 1911.  Sandra Allen  sandyallen@suddenlink.net  Feb 6, 2009
 MAGISTAD/HAMRE   I came across your genealogical information on the Magistad/Fudske family at  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdlyman/Families/magistad1.htm   I am the great-grandson of Gjartrud Knudsdatter Hamre's half-sister Guri Knutsdatter Hamre (married Halvor H. Hande). Lars Johannesson Fudske/Fauske also has Hande ancestry. And Magistad is a name that has married into the Hande clan from Vestre Slidre, Valdres, Norway, too. It would be fun to swap information with you. I live in Saskatoon, SK. saskatonian74@canoemail.com  August 31, 2009   D'Arcy Hande
MCGRATH -  “Pat” becomes a Benedict. Cards have been received announcing the marriage of Henry McGrath to Miss May Dalton of Frederick last Thursday. They will live in Aberdeen.   Lyman County Argus  Nov. 21, 1918 .    I know of the Henry and Mae story - is there any further info on the 'Pat becomes a 'bendict' bit?   Thanks  Kevin McGrath   km001g8713@blueyonder.co.uk  22 Jan 2010
 MCLAIN -  The article listed below from your wonderful website relates to my GG grandfather (Phillip) and his two brothers.  I am wondering if there is a way to get a copy of that article. John, Phillip and Hamilton McLain see each other for the 1st time in 27 yrs  Oct 4 1917 Argus Leader   page 17. Thank you, Pat Sidmore, Juneau Alaska. Pat & Laura <L2P2@gci.net 27 Dec. 2008 

 Maurice Menard dit Lafontaine   Good afternoon – I hope this email reaches you as you seem to have amassed quite a bit of information regarding the Menard/Mesnard family history.  I am researching my husband’s ancestral line and have connected him to Maurice Menard dit Lafontaine and Madeleine Couc dit Lafleur.  In one of the many things I have come across, it states in a record of his death that he was “sergent a demi-solde pour le Roi”, which literally seems to translate to mean ‘being a sergeant at half pay for the King’.  Was this a type of pension for services rendered?  I know he was a voyageur and interpreter but can’t connect him to the sergeant part.  Also I read somewhere that he ‘petitioned’ to have Madeleine granted the right to be at Fort Michilimackinac ’.  Why would he need permission – because she was of mixed blood? And would that be permission from the Governor, the Jesuits, the colonists?  Any information you have that would clarify those areas would be appreciated. Sincerely, Willi Johnston  willijohnston@rogers.com  April 7, 2009

MELLEGARD - Hi, Just wondering if you have any class pics of my dad or aunt. Harlan mellegard Sr. born in 1917 and his sister Eileen Mellegard. Don't have her date of birth or grad date but should be around 1930-1933.  Thanks, Harlan Mellegard Jr.  Hal@yellowcabsf.com
MENARD -  Hello! My grandfather's name is Normand Menard (Worcestor, MA) and he just recently gave me some info on our history and it's a little rough in terms of all the details it  seems to match up extremely well to the info on this page (http://sdgenweb.com/lyman/Families/mesnard.htm). I'm so interested to learn more about the native American heritage and what tribe exactly Miteouamigoukue is from. I know it says Algonquin, but i have heard that it spread far and that many different tribes spoke it.  Maurice Menard and Madeline Couc LaFleur's son Antoine Menard belongs to our tree.  I can't wait to tell my grandfather - this is a lot of info! Thank You,  Julie  Julie Andersen <bcbg91@hotmail.com>       p.s. - can you please email me @ ladylore9@gmail.com, it goes right to my phone and is easier to obtain, thanks!    August 7, 2009
MENARD/MESNARD - Just found your Lyman County, SD site, Menard/Mesnard, and spotted familiar names, especially the eighth generation. I do have a little info on Marcy  (Marcella) Menard, her brother, Henry, was my ggg grandfather.  I found the filmed records of St. Joseph's church in Erie, MI. Toni   miseria miseria@charter.net   May 7, 20008 
MIELDS/JAMESON -   Hi, I’m tracking down some Jameson cousins, and after searching your website, I’m coming up empty handed.  I am specifically looking for a cemetery record or obituary for Samuel L. Jameson and his sister Olive Jameson.   I know it was after 1930 as both appear on the census there. Samuel’s wife Julia is buried in the St. Michael’s Cemetery, but there isn’t  a listing for Samuel.  Samuel and his family are on the census in Lyman County in 1920 and 1930.  His daughter Mamie married Fred Mields in Lyman county as well. Thanks, Angie. Angela Jameson <angjameson@yahoo.com>   15 Sep  2010
 MOELLER/DERRICKS/DIERCKS - I've just begun to trace our Moeller family tree. Karl Moeller (I have no date of birth or place and might have died in British Columbia) m. a woman named Wilhelmine PIESELMANN (died in the 1930's in Leduc County). They left Oacoma in 1902 and came to Alberta Canada.  They may have come by horse and wagon as I am told they brought cattle with them.  They had seven children: Mary  married a  BITTNER; Rose m. DERRICKS; Emma m. MORTON;  Annie m. ZIELSKE;  Fred, John and Karl (aka Charlie) Friedrec Wilhelm Moeller, b.1880 and d. July 19, 1941, m. Ameilia WERNER, b. Jan 25, 1903, d. 1960. I have found two land purchases in Oacoma back in the 1900's. I have been told there is a Moeller Cemetery at Oacoma and Derricks are also buried there. Not sure if they traveled together, but one of the Moeller daughters married a Derrick up here. Can you give me any help or ideas?   Thank you,  Darcie-Anna Moeller    dmoeller@shaw.ca   03 Jan.  2008 
MOLASH -  Francis married Ellen SULIER - Their children: James, George, Susan, Mary, Adolphus, Hubert Gilbert, Isadore, *Anna (m. Charles Albert ENGSTROM), Ellen, Elizabeth (1/5/1884 - 6/8/1899), Frances (10/23/1887 - 6/7/1899), Cora (3/13/1890 - 6/9/18999), Florence (m. Henry SPIELMAN; she and their baby  died  1/26/1910 in childbirth. Florence is buried at Hartford, SD.) Isadore had kneeland Adolphus Molash who had Merle Adolphus Molash who had me Shane Jon Molash   I was wondering how much info you had on this.    shane molash <smolash@yahoo.com  29 Apr 2009
MOLASH/BISEL My name is Harold LeRoy Bisel.  I am 80.  My father, Harold Willis Bisel's father, Benjamin Franklin Bisel married Ellen Sulier on July 4, 1896. (I believe there are two Ellens.) Grandma Ellen's father was Vincent.  Ben and Ellen farmed near the small town of Burtrum.  I also remember Aunt Anna, Ellen's sister.  who married Fred Heffron and lived to be 104 or 106.  I noticed there is a connection to the Molash name with a Frank Engstrom (Grey Eagle, MN) who was related somehow to us, too.  We lived in the Grey Eagle, Minnesota area and many are buried there. I have some info on my family tree on the internet and you can go to:  Harold Bisel and link to the web site. Very interesting.  Don't know the connection yet but will keep digging.  Harold Bisel 982 Willow Grove Circle   Bisel <bis29@charter.net August 20, 2009   Note: Search on Yahoo for Harold Bisel. His Family TreeMaker info is there. barbara
MORRIS - My great-grandfather's name was Thomas C. Morris and he was Lyman County Sheriff from 1925-1927. He was married to Francis Call ( her full name was Calletski or  Calletsky ??)  Children: Bernard, Frances, Margaret, Regina, and Veronica ( my grandmother), b. Dec. 8, 1908, in Presho. The family moved to Kennebec S.D. and that is where my grandmother, Veronica, graduated from Kennebec High School. Questions: 1. Were Thos and Francis married in Lyman County, or in S. Dakota for that matter. ( She came from Chicago). 2. Where are they buried? Their ch. buried? (My grandmother and Francis died in California.) 3. Are there any family photos of Thomas in his Sheriff uniform?  4. I know Bernard committed a crime (something to do with a love triangle). Is there anything about this?  5. Margaret died at a young age due to T.B. Where is she buried? 6. What about Regina? Did she marry? Did she have children?? Thank you. I am grateful for your efforts.  Ernie Mannix <emannix@pacbell.net  Oct 7, 2008
 PEYTON - My grandparents were Henry L. Peyton and Adeline (Addie) Thom Peyton, who moved from Iowa to a farm in Lyman Co.  about 1908. At this time they had a son, Frederick William and a daughter, Ethel Maude. Ethel's twin, Esther Mae died in Iowa at seven months of age. They had a stillborn son in 1908 and he is buried in the Kennebec, Lyman Co., SD cemetery.  I believe they named him Leonard Leroy.   Henry was known as "Hank" and had a brother living in Kennebec, named Charlie, and I believe a married sister, who's husband ran a store. I think the surname was Meckling, perhaps Ira?  Another son, Robert Henry, was b.  February 20, 1915.(This was my father.) When he was about five years old the Peyton's moved into the town of Kennebec.  My father, known as Bob, or "Baldy" Peyton, was a barber in Presho for over 40 years, until his death in 1976. He is bur. in the Kennebec  cemetery along with his father, mother, baby brother, younger son, Robert Leroy, who died in 1943 at age of 4 years.  I would like to hear from anyone in the area who may remember the Peyton families. Contact:  lsrennie@pacbell.net  or  104 Pembury Way, Folsom, CA 95630-8675 916-983-2245  LaVonne (Peyton) Schaffer-Rennie
PICEK -  My grampa was Donald Jean Picek Sr., b. September 06,1932 in Shelby, SD,  and d.  September 08,2004 Casper, Wyoming and was buried in Chamberlin, South Dakota. Also my great-grandma  Mary "Goldie" Picek's maiden name is LaVoy.  d. in Sioux Falls.  I just thought I would give you this information it means a lot to my family and our history. Tyler Moorecubsfan58701@yahoo.com   May 5, 2009
 POTTS/KASPAR - Researching  my grandparents, Bernard Potts,  and  Bernice H. Kaspar, m.  June 17, 1927 at Kennebec. Thanks,  Lori Potts   potts@rushmore.com   17 June 2008
 REGAN - Researching the P.G. Regan family who moved to Council Bluffs in 1911, and Patrick Regan who d. 13 Sep. 1906. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Helen Gioia   hgioia@peoplepc.com  21 Jan 2008
SAUKERSON/NOKES -  I've started the Saukerson/Nokes lineage and having no luck in finding  anything on Melvin. He was Dad's youngest brother, b. 18 July 1929, to Otto  Myrtle; d. 15 Mar 1957. My cousins, Patty and Peggy, and I were thought too young to attend the funeral. Melvin was m. to Avis Andresen. They div. and Avis remarried Don Houser. Melvin's 2nd wife was named Alvina.  Kay Saukerson-Spain  kwrbay@venturecomm.net  1 June 2008
 SAUNTRY - I am interested in the name Sauntry, I found it the index of these books. I was wondering if  you would do a lookup for me. any info appreciated.
 Jeannette Sauntry  jrapleysauntry@yahoo.ca  
February 27, 2010
 SCHLARF - I SAW ON YOUR IONA HERITAGE 1906-2006 OF LYMAN COUNTY SOUTH DAKOTA YOU HAD ON IT A SCHLARF 382 I AM DOING THE SCHLARF FAMILY TREE AM WONDERING IF YOU COULD TELL ME ANY THING ABOUT HER       RAYMOND SCHLARF <bulldog@ispmgt.com>   Nov 15, 2008  
SERR - I am the great-grandson of Emil Bernard Serr and Sadie Eldora Grabinski, who lived in Kennebec, SD for many years.  I have been working on family history, and wanted to inquire about the possibility of having someone assist me with photographs of my great-grandfather's gravesite and headstone, as well as an infant son's gravesite  and headstone (if any). He is buried in Kennebec Cemetery, Block 15, Lot 1, Grave 1. His infant son, is buried in Block 15, Lot 1, Grave 5. They attended the Methodist Church, which was located behind their home. I am curious to know if that church has birth and/or death records for the infant son who passed away. We have no record of a name or date of birth, but know he was born and buried in Kennebec sometime between 1922 and 1927.   Help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks.  Aaron Serr <mooseman70@msn.com>  Nov 26, 2010
 SHANAHAN - I am the Seehausen family historian and researching my grandfather, Thomas F. Shanahan, who, according to the SD BLM records, purchased 160 acres of land  July 23, 1908, in Lyman County near Kennebec.   Thomas and his wife Ida Mae and their two children, Thomas Jr. and Kathleen, are on the 1910 census.  About 1911 or 1912, Thomas Jr. died, and Ida Mae divorced him, taking Kathleen with her back to Chicago. He moved to Washington DC, married again, and had two more children.  I will be in Kennebec on June 19-21.  Any information you could give me about the cigar factory or the Shanahans willbe helpful. ThanksRobert L. Seehausen  Box 57 Wrightstown, WI  54180   rseehausen <rseehausen@new.rr.com>   June 3, 2008
SMITH - In the 1920 census  of Iona, Lyman Co, District 129, a James S. Smith was listed as 83. Born in PA. with father born in England and mother born in PA.  He was not there in the partial census of 1930. Is there a death certificate or obit for him in Lyman Co. He was living with Fenengas and James was listed as the father-in-law. Any help would be appreciated. Maybe I could even write for a will if there is one.   Dorothea Silbert  dsilbert709@earthlink.net  03 Sep 2010
(2.)  James S. Smith,  my great-grandfather lived in Mercer Co PA. He was born in Derbyshire England. His whole family came over and settled in Mercer Co when John Smith was 22. He was born in 1808/1809. John was dead by 1850. There was a James Smith born in Mercer Co in 1837. He was living with two families other than Smith in the 1850 census of Lawrence Co PA. One listing on the internet said his mother was Eliza Jane Clark and his father ??? Smith.   Dorothea Silbert <dsilbert709@earthlink.net>   Oct 04 2010
 SMITH -   was wondering if you might know anyone who had any record of Lewis and Hannah Smith and family they both died and are buried in the Presho Cemetery. The family lived there from 1906 to 1984. They are: Lewis Smith, died in Presho 1943; Hannah Gunderson-Smith d. in Presho 1937,  Henry Smith, Bertha Smith-Ritter, Lula Helen Smith-Larson, Fred Howard Smith (my grandfather),  Lillian Ellen Smith-Auwerter.  Elizabeth Alice Smith-Seeley died in Presho in 1984. Thank you  Marven Smith  smith_corky@hotmail.com Oct 9, 2009 
 SPIELMANN -  Hi Barbara, I am researching the Spielmann family who resided in Kennebec, Lyman Co., SD as early as 1910.  I happened upon this site and searched the photos.  I found John in the pic of the early settlers, first in the third row.  Do you have an obituary for him.  He was born 6 Oct 1884 and died in April 1973 in SD, probably Kennebec.  I know he had a brother Mathias and a brother Henry who lived in Kennebec with him.  They were all single as of 1930. Do you have additional info on the Naturalization of John Peter, John and Henry Spielmann?Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.   Nancy  kennancyl49@centurytel.net    Feb 17, 2010
 STEVENS - How can I get the information on Fern, Jessie, Ralph and Robert Stevens?   rod_stevens@att.net       July 27, 2009 
 STRANSKY - I am looking for information on my Uncle Albert Francis Stransky.  Albert was born to Fred and Goldie Stransky on 21 Aug 1923 in Presho, SD. He was Drafted into the Army 23 March 1943 trained in Field Artillery in Battery B Battalion at Camp Roberts, CA. He went over seas on July 25 1944 and made Sergeant of Company C 15 Infantry Regiment.  He was wounded in 1945 and the family received  Hospital Plant #4298 2 Feb 1945 that he was making normal improvements. wound in upper left arm. Then he was killed 5 April 1945 in an engagement against the enemy near a village in Germany and he was killed instantly. He was buried in Metz . France. On 2 Feb 1949 he brought back and buried at Fort Snelling Cemetery in ST. Paul MN. I would like to find out about his live in the military, and about the battle where he was injured and the one where he was killed. If you could please help me with this I really would appreciate it. Thank you  Raymond Stransky stranskyrn@hotmail.com    Jan 29, 2009 
 STRAUSS - My name is Marie and I have been researching the Strauss family from Iowa to S.D. and back to Iowa. On your web for the deaths in Lyman County you have listed a John W. Strauss date of death 11/27/1943. I requested a copy of his death certificate from vital records in Pierre. They claim not to have a death certificate or any record of his death. I know he lived in S.D. as he and some of his sibling owned land in Lyman County during 1911, I have the deeds and land plots. Is there any other information you can suggest? I would really like any information on the Strauss family. On the land deeds and plots John is listed as J. William Strauss. Could his death certificate be under that name? The family also had land in Custer, it was Medicine Man Ranch which the Boys Scouts now own, so I  know there is some history I am just at a wall.  Anything will be helpful at this point. Thank you for your time, Marie Strauss   casmare1@msn.com     February 28, 2009
 SULLIER/MOLASH/BISEL/ -  My name is Harold LeRoy Bisel.  I am 80.  My father, Harold Willis Bisel's father, Benjamin Franklin Bisel married Ellen Sulier on July 4, 1896. (I believe there are two Ellens.) Grandma Ellen's father was Vincent.  Ben and Ellen farmed near the small town of Burtrum.  I also remember Aunt Anna, Ellen's sister.  who married Fred Heffron and lived to be 104 or 106. I noticed there is a connection to the Molash name with a Frank Engstrom (Grey Eagle, MN) who was related to us, too.  We lived in the Grey Eagle, Minnesota area and many are buried there. I have info on my family tree on the internet and you can go to:  Harold Bisel and link to the web site. Very interesting.  Don't know the connection yet but will keep digging.  Harold Bisel  982 Willow Grove Circle   Waite Park, MN  56387    bis29@charter.net  Aug 20 2009
 SUND - This updated info was requested by someone and the link is broken or lost so I'm posting it here. barbara  Tommy (not Thomas) married Debbie 7-11-68. Children;  Charles   Glenn 3-5-71,  m. Donna,  children : Charles Tyler 9-3-94, Jesse Garrett 8-11-96.   Michael Shawn  11-7-72 .   Tricia Lynn 10-19-76  m. Andy Melear children  Travis Andrew  7-22-93   Macie Lynn  9-15-03.  SuDbr@aol.com   Glenn and Lois Sund    Apr 8, 2009
 SUTLEY -  I am a grandson of Zachary Taylor Sutley, b 1848-d 1930. He was a resident of Lyman Co and served in the state legislature from about 1905-1920, or thereabouts. I'm looking for any articles about him as he was quite a man.  Close associate with Buffalo Bill Cody, hunted with Kit Carson, worked two years for Brigham Young in Utah, was a scout and friend with Custer in the Black Hills, made the Fort Pierre to Deadwood trip for year as a bullwhacker, was at the Deadwood saloon called th Bell-Union  Theater when Jack McCall, who worked for Zack, shot and killed Wild Bill Hickok, the date, August 2, 1876.  Wild Bill had killed Jack's brother. Where can  I get info on Zack or his family.  Thank for any assistance, Vance Sutley   07 Mar 2008
 VIRGIL TWP - Barbara, Would you know what township in jones county is the old Virgil township from Lyman county? Thank's.    SNeofotist@heartlandcoop.com          July 22, 2009.       When the county was divided the townships. kept their names as the west end that was Lyman was renamed Jones.  I hope this answers your question. barbara
 WALLACE/BENNETT - I am writing in the hope you can aid, or direct me toward assistance with genealogical research on Sarah Van Metre Wallace, b. Dec  1868 in the Dakota Territory. Sarah was my wife's gg-grandmother, and (by family legend) was Oglala Sioux. Per the book: The History of Houston County Texas; (Armistead Albert Aldrich,1943), Sarah  was born in Van Metre, to William Wallace and Nancy Bennett. Any assistance you can lend is appreciated.   Scott Denison Union, Washington  ah64acrew@hotmail.com    April 03 2009 
 WENDELBOE -  I am interested in the family of Russ (or Rassmusen) Wendelboe and Amanda Jensen, in particular the parentage   of Russ, who was father to Laurence Weldelboe b.21 June 1907 in Mitchell South Dakota, d. 1969 in Pascoe county, Florida. I   know Laurence was somehow related to Peter Christian Wendelboe b. 1849 in Silkeborg Denmark who married Hansine Rebecca   Rasmussen, as there was contact with many of their family, specifically son Michael Ostergard Wendelboe and Mary Serena Lund who lived in Alberta Canada, and their son Ernest Wendelboe who lived in Barons, near Lethbridge, Alberta Canada after leaving the United States. I have found Laurence's birth listed on the South Dakota vital statistics site, along with the Maurice Wendelboe + Marie Feton family, but do not know how they were related. Jan Penrose, Australia     penrose4@bigpond.net.au   15 May 2008

 

 

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