Lyman County, South Dakota  Genealogy

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  2009 - 2011


  • NEWSPAPER EXTRACTIONS from 1906 and 1910 Oacoma Argus
    and   Gazette 
    10 Feb.


  • 1911   Lyman County birth records  10 Feb


                   Presho's Zion Lutheran Church confirmation class of May 17, 1936. 
Left to right boys:  Robert  Wisenberger, John William Studt, Carl Arthur Gensel
(my uncle) and Kenneth Spears.   The girls left to right are: Edna Viola Studt-Hamer,
Wilma Jean Studt-Kraft, Ethel Halgrimson-Roundy and  Irene Matilda Gensel-Kenobbie (my Mom).  What a find!  Thanks, Dianna Diehm, for sharing.


McGuigan Ranch ---I’m sending this photograph in the event someone may recognize it.  It is my great-grand-parents' ranch somewhere outside Kennebec ca 1907. They were Francis "Frank" and Celilna (Robillard) McGuigan.  They lived in Lyman County from about 1903 to 1909.  They came from Vermillion.  After living in Lyman County, moved to Lawrence County to Spearfish and began a ranch there.  The inscription on the back of the picture reads; “McGuigan Dam and doggies.”  The upper right hand corner shows some buildings which may have been their home.  I have not been able to find any land records as to where the ranch may have been located.  I would appreciate any information or suggestions. Kim Callahan  Vermillion, SD

             Clyde Mortimer and Rose Lewis Lyon homestead  ca 1907

From left to right:  Vivian Lyon McGee (daughter of Mortimer & Rose and sister to Clyde), holding Myrna Lyon Ferris (b. 1906 in Williamsburg, Iowa), child of Janette Lyon, (b. in Keokuk, Iowa), her husband Clyde M. Lyon, (b. in Williamsburg, Iowa), Rose Lewis Lyon (b. 1838 in Cadiz, Ohio),and her husband Mortimer W. Lyon (b. 1840 in New York City).  The property is located at T108N, R78W, McClure, Sec.19, 160 acres.  After moving back to North English, Iowa they operated a mercantile store for about 5 years and then moved to a ranch in Wilsal, Montana.


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