Lyman County, South Dakota  Genealogy

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1998 and 1999

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  • ARMSTRONG/CAMPBELL - I have a question regarding the index of obits. Is it possible to obtain copies of the entire obit? If so, please let me know the particulars and cost involved. I have several ARMSTRONG/CAMPBELL ancestors and I would dearly love to have the obits.  Thanks.  Kim Schwieren  Response from barbara: I will transcribe the obits as found in Alma's collection. $5 per obit.

  • AUSTIN - My mother's grandfather was the first territorial marshal . His name was Azerith AUSTIN. He had a ranch/farm outside Iona. He was there before there was Lyman County. Any information would be helpful. He is mentioned in the book called Lyman County History, but his history was not gone into except to comment that they held dances and had harvest dinners at his place. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I'm not sure of the spelling of his first name. But he was on the first ballot voting in Lyman. Shirley SMITH   (

  • BLACK - Looking for info on Edwin Wesley or William Edward BLACK. Born at Marshall, MO. May 29, 1873 to William and Martha BLACK. Married Esther Belle CREASEY Sept. 16, 1918, at Mitchell, Davison Co., SD Esther was born June 8, 1897, to Algernon and Maggie (LONG) CREASEY at Geddes, Charles Mix Co., SD.  Moved to Lyman Co. in 1919


  • BOLTMAN/SPARR - Researching in Lyman County around 1900. Louise Marie Boltman married McClelland Sparr in  Lyman County.Doris Jones    Aug. 19, 1999 


  • BOWERS/LOOMIS - Kate Welton KUZMICH is searching for William DeLee BOWERS (d. Nov. 28, 1942) and Mrs. Constance BOWERS (d. Apr.1, 1948). John Milton BOWERS (b.1822) and Jane Elizabeth LOOMIS (b. 1826) homesteaded in Lyman Co. in 1907, from Howard County, Iowa (believed to have been in Lund Twp.)
  •  BYRE -  I know that they were members of the Kennebec Lutheran church and some are buried in the Earling Cemetery.  Lawrence R. HOOVER

  • CLEVIDENCE - I'm trying to find a birth certificate on my great-grandfather, Robert CLEVIDENCE, born Nov. 14, 1885, in Lyman Co., SD. The name of the town looks like "Oacome" on the marriage license. I'm also looking for his race. His father was Lewis CLEVIDENCE and his mother's name was Mary CHURCH.
  • DAVIS/LILLIE - Becky DAVIS ROSE   May 5 1999:    My grandfather, Henery "Bud" W. DAVIS, born Oct14,1885.Died in 1953 in Chamberlain. Homesteaded near Iona, in the early 1900s. My father, Loren "Buster" H. DAVIS, was born there Dec 13, 1920. My grandmother was Bessie G. (FELTON) Davis born Jan.30,1899. She died of TB in 1934. Buried in Iona cemetary. DAVISES AND LILLIES - I would like to know if they are related to my grandfather. He married twice; first to Effie LILLIE in 1912.died 11- 1917, then married my grandmother Bessie FELTON in 1918. Any and all information appreciated and responded to.   Second query to the FELTON siblings. I am looking for information on Iona Isabell Felton, born to Henry & Alma Felton on Sept. 26, 1901. Married George TOWLER on Dec.16, 1919. Enith Althena FELTON, born to Henry & Alma Felton on Sept,28, 1905. Married twice first to James Monroe GARNER Aug 27, 1921. Second husbsnd is Bernard HOLTON If you are decendent of my great aunts please drop me a line.        Third query - William & Christine's DAVIS sibling are Edward, Henry (Bud), my grand father these are his brothers and sisters. Pearl,Veva, Arnold, Lee, John, William Jr., George, Eva, Mary & David. The daughter"s married Henry BELL, Sid GRAY, BRAMMER. HAMMERBECK, SUND in the Lyman Co. area David & Mary drowned in the Missouri River while crossing the train bridge. Edward & William Jr., died in Wash. George in Stugis. John in Sioux Falls. The maybe still in the Iona, Hamiel, Winner, Kenebec, or Gregory area. Please get a hold of me if you Know any of these relatives.

  • DORAN/EMERY - Looking for names of parents of Hugh DORAN and Pearl EMERY who were married in Lyman Co., Dec. 20, 1906. They were Lyman Co. homesteaders. Robin DORAN BRAUN  Box 2865, Ely, Minn. 55731

  • ELLERDING - William T. ELERDING  Jun 4  1999:     Thanks for your web site! Found the link to ELERDING at the section on William Creek and Zickrick Township. I know grandparents, George and Annebell ELERDING, and their children, George, Alan and Gene moved to Fargo between 1910-1920. I know my grandfather was part owner of a Cadallac dealership there with a relative, for a period of time. I greatly appreciate any help you can provide me! I have been researching my family history for a few months now, and it has become an addiction. If you have any other directions for me to look, I would appreciate it also!

  • GAMMON, William Henry, a merchant in Oacoma, Lyman County, SD; migrated in 1901 from Iowa. Married Cordelia Lorena JONES of Mills Co., Ia. Children: Carl (m. Lydia SCHATZ), Ruth, Ethel, Florence (m. L.E. COLLINS, Mabel and Edith. Looking for any info regarding the family. Wm. Henry was my grandmother's half brother. Would like to correspond with descendents. Is anyone available to do lookups in cemeteries, etc? Thanks in advance. Judy NORDQUIST,

  • GLUHM - Information on the  Henry GLUHM family of Lyman Co. who moved from Miner Co., SD sometime after the 1915 census. The family moved to Durant, Iowa after 1931. Marion Travis, Mobridge, SD  

  • HALL - My parents were E. C. HALL and Emma TRIPP HALL. My father came to Lyman County in 1906. Sold land then carried mail. Will provide local color about Vivian if asked.

  • HILMOE Township is named after my great-great-grandfather. I am working on the family genealogy. I would appreciate any help. Mark HILMOE

  • HUNTSMAN - Carolin HUNTSMAN NICHOLSON is researching the HUNTSMAN/HIEB family of Reliance. HUNTSMAN names include Wesley, Frank and Hobart

  • JUELFS - Kate RILEY is trying to find out about Henry JUELFS who was a county sheriff in Lyman County in the early 1900s. Also looking for an obit of his wife May B. GRIFFIN

  • LARSON - Shirley Jones  is looking for information about her grandmother, Emma Bertha LARSON. She homesteaded land adjoining her brother, Darwin Larson, in Lund Twp. near Vivian, in the late 1890's and 1907. On November 7, 1906, Emma B. Larson married Alva Arthur NICHOLS of Burke. Her father, Bud E. Nichols, was born in a sod house on the homestead in Lund Twp. The Nichols family and Carl Larson, Emma's brother, came out to Oregon in 1909. Any information would be greatly appreciated. 


  • LUBEAN -    Searching ancestors with surname LUBEAN. My husband's father was married to a Christine LUBEAN who we found in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Lyman County, however, the birth and death dates do not match ours. We are hoping this person is one of our ancestors.   Henry and Karen Lubean,

  • LUND - Gloria LUND is researching the LUND genealogy.  Names include Neils Jesson and Helen FORAN LUND, Carl P., Peter M., Marie, and Bernice LUND HUMPHREYS. Photos have been submitted and are on the photos page. Any information will be greatly appreciated.


  • MCIVER - of Scottsbluff, NE is researching the MCIVER line and also looking for ancestry of John Irvin SHERWOOD. Howard married Opal MCIVER, daughter of Morris.  Any info will be appreciated.

  • MCMULLEN - I am looking for more information on my g-grandparents, Albert Ross MCULLEN and Anna Elizabeth. They homesteaded in Lyman Co (Reliance) in 1905 according to land records. Looking for his parents, siblings and Anna's maiden name. Albert, b.1860? 1862?; d. 1923. Anna,  b. 1875, d. 1977. Their sons were Walter R. and Benjamin F. (my grandfather). Were there any other siblings? Walter and Benjamin moved to Iowa in the 30s/40s and then to Spokane, WA by 1945. Thanks.         Tracy McMullen League   18 Oct., 199920 Nov 1999

  • MOFFITT - Annie E. Sewing-Moffitt was married to ??? MOFFITT. They had at least one son, Arthur. Annie was living in Oacoma, Lyman Co., in 1920 when she was mentioned in the probate of her father William SEWING, who lived and died in Pottawattamie County, IA. On 3 June 1925, Annie's son, Arthur, was mentioned in the obituary of his grandmother Wilhelmine Mittendorf SEWING.  Sharie BATSON  Jul 15  1999


  • MORTENSON - Flora (MORTENSON) EVON  Date: 9 Aug 1999 :  I am researching the MORTENSON family history in Lyman County, SD. Martin Mortenson (my grandfather)homesteaded near  Kennebec, SD in 1911. According to the gravestone in the Kennebec Protestant cemetery, he was born in 1840 and died in  1918. Martin had three daughters (Mary, Ollie and Maline) and one son (Emanuel) my father who died in 1984. I am seeking  information on Mary (who married Eugene HENDERSON), Ollie and Maline, especially birth/death data.


  • PEDERSON - Ida PEDERSON homesteaded property in Presho. Her property was adjacent to her brother, Peter PEDERSON. He and his family were burned to death in their home in May of 1912. I would like to find the location of both of their properties. Carol McClure  (  

  • RISHEL - Feb 5  1999:  RISHEL, Johnson H.(b.1-6-1865 Clearfield county Pa.) He homesteaded in Lyman county stony butte twp sec 19 twp 107range 78 on 11-27-1903 pat. no. 74969 on 12-24-1908. The paper work has been sent in hope to have a copy of it soon. Johnson known to the fam. as Jons was my grandfather. His bro., Joseph RISHEL, and cous., Harvey LONG, also homesteaded at the same time. I am looking for info or someone that can link me to info on Jons bro's.and sis's and cous.that origanaly homesteaded in sarpy county NE. in 1867 with Jons father J.M.RISHEL. I have lots of info and will share it with other fam. members. If you are reserching RISHEL'S in lyman county some of the names will be spelled wrong. Jons fam was the only RISHEL fam. in lyman county. My hopes are that some fam. members find this and will swap info with me.

  • ROBERTSON/KOLTERMAN - Mr. Kim A. Baker  Jan 3  1999:  Researching ancestors (great-grandparents): Charles Henry ROBERTSON b: Feb 2,1907 in Kennebeck, Lyman County d: July 22. 1964 in Hot Springs, Fall River, SD m: Sept 12. 1935 to Rosalie Lillian KOLTERMAN. James Ellsworth BAKER b: June 18, 1864 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana d: Jan 2, 1931 in Chamberlain, Brule County, SD m: Luella COLE July 2, 1892 in Rosco, St. Clair County, MO. Mr. Kim A. Baker 7100 N Camino Sin Vacas     Tucson, Arizona 85718

  • RUARK - 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:

  • SUND - writes in regard to the SUND family. Great-great-grandfather, John Frederick SUND applied for naturalization in Lyman Co. Also mentions great-grandfather, Harold SUND. Any and all help appreciated.

  • UNBEHAUN/ROHRBACH - Ronnee CHARLES of California, , is looking for anyone working on their  line.  Photos in photo section.


  • WEATHERLY/CORKILL - My ancestor died in Wisconsin. On her obit it says she is survived by a sister in Presho, SD. The year was 1929. The sister's name was Julia (WEATHERLY) CORKILL. WEATHERLY is the family I am looking for. I'm hoping her death certificate and obituary  will give me her parents' names. I think her husband's name was James. Thanks for your time. Robert HOEFERT, Florida.

  • YRJANSON/KENOBBIE - . Robert MCLAUGHLIN, 920 Walnut, Canova, W.V. 25530 Is looking for obituaries of Roy and Mildred Kenobbie and William and Jeffrey Yrjanson.


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