Spink County, South Dakota Queries
From July 5, 1998 thru June 30, 2000


Please e-mail your queries to John Schulte. New queries will be posted approximately once a week. Please include your full name, or your query will no longer be posted. Also, only queries clearly pertaining to Spink County can be posted.

G. T. Kellogg, Jr. - Wed, 28 Jun 2000
My g-g-grandmother, Nancy A. Seaman, homesteaded in the Dolan area in 1883. She died 01 August 1906 in Vienna, Clark County, SD. Her obituary states that her remains were taken to Dolan (for interment). I am seeking a list of cemeteries in Dolan and contact information so that I can verify and confirm her place of interment. Please respond to XKELLOGGX@aol.com. Thanks for your assistance.
Dawn Nork Martin - Tue, 20 Jun 2000
My name is Dawn Nork Martin, I am trying to get some information on my family heritage and don't know to much about it. My father's name was Donald Nork and his parents were Hattie and Max Nork they all are from Redfield S. Dakota. If you could give me any information on them or tell me where I could get some information, It would be appreciated, my email address is dawn@netease.net.
Audrey Wiebenga - Fri, 26 May 2000
I am searching for information concerning John Francis STANTON, b. in Oakwood, Ohio in 1852, married Anna Marie RUNSER ( 2nd wife ) November 28, 1894 in Redfield, Spink County, SD. Is there a census record which shows they continued to live in Spink County? Are there any children listed from this marriage? Any information concerning the STANTON or RUNSER families in Spink County would be appreciated.
Robert W. Spink - Sun, 14 May 2000
Inquiring about Father, Virgil R. Spink, born 1912, and Uncle, Louis Spink, born 1910, in Spink County, SD (exact location unknown) to Ray Spink and Clara E. Sheppard. Any information provided would be helpful.
Teri Rasmussen - Mon, 24 Apr 2000
I am searching for any info. on Alyce Mae Meyers, born in Brentford, SD on 1-25-1926 to John Henry Meyers and Katherine Hiezer. John homesteaded in the area in the late 1800's and eventually the family move to the Marysville, Washington area. I am searching for any info on other family members or history. Alyce Meyers is my birthmother.
Joanne Fletcher - Fri, 21 Apr 2000
Looking for family of Rudolph and Anna Kohlmann who lived in Redfield, SD around 1925. They had 1 son and 3 daughters. They were originally from MN.
Mary Jane Garrison - Sun, 9 Apr 2000
I am looking for information on Ely Post. He had a child Phoebe Post that was married on 02/22/1886 to Hiram Vanhyning in Ovid, MT and died 12/14/1913 in Northville, Spink County SD. Ely had 2 other children: Ebenezer and Ezra Post. There were suppose to have lived in Spink County near their sister Phoebe Post Vanhyning but it is not known when. Thank you for your assistance.
Barbara Brutschy - Fri, 7 Apr 2000
L. Albert Drake, homesteaded a farm in Doland, Spink County S D in 1883. Also looking for Bion Drake and Bertha Osborn Drake.
Dennis Duff - Wed, 15 Mar 2000
Am searching for any information on Exilda Guibord, DOB 1848, Quebec, Canada, who is said to have married Alexander Martin in Conde, South Dakota, date unknown. Any information on these folks or their descendents would be appreciated.
Yvonne Westphal - Thu, 2 Mar 2000
I am looking for any information re: persons with the last name of ROCHE that were listed as heirs of my ggrandmothers estate in Hamar,Norway. In 1935, Johanna, Charles P., Tom and Josephine were listed at Frankfort, S.D. Mary and Teresa in Redfield, and Loretto in Aberdeen. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Mary Eggleston - Wed, 16 Feb 2000
Roy Eggleston b.7/14/1907 d. 3/14/1909 arounr Redfield. Where is he buried. Also is there an Albert or Charlotte Eggleston buried in Spink Co.?
Tanya Rylee - Sun, 06 Feb 2000
I am researching Johanna EHRICH Schmidt and Henry SCHMIDT. Johanna (Annie) was born 1 April 1883, and Henry was born 17 March 1868. Johanna died in Redfield.
Thomas E. Smith - Fri, 07 Jan 2000
Alfred Wyland was married to Martha Jane Olive Wyland. Children: Azilda E Wyland, (twin brother ) Maurice Wyland- birth date for both - Jul 6 1910; Elma Mae Wyland born June 7 1914 - all born in Frankfort. Alfred had a brother, John Wyland. This is my grandfather. My mom, Azilda Wyland. I have no info on Alfred Wyland - where he came from, or where born. If you can help me look up something up there in SD, please email me. Thank you.
Richard Atkinson - Thu, 30 Dec 1999
I would greatly appreciate any information on my grandparents: Jesse May Wilson and William Edward Atkinson. They were married in Redfield, SD on Nov. 23, 1898. Jesse died in Frankfort, SD in 1904. She was born in Hustiford, WI on Aug. 4, 1873. William was born on Sep. 24, 1877 in WI. Thank you for any help.
Katherine Anne Gardner - Tue, 21 Dec 1999
I am researching geneology databases on the Gardner family from Redfield, South Dakota. Parents are: Jean & Lyle Gardner Children: James, Denise, Alan, Kenny. Adoption took place between 1972-1977. If you have any information, please contact me.
Susan Gamble Decker - Mon, 20 Dec 1999
Seeking information on George & Nellie (HARVEY) HASSINGER. They lived in Frankfort, Spink County, SD. Nellie's mother, Julia Ann (GRAVES) HARVEY lived with them until she died on 3 July 1935. I would appreciate obituaries for these people if possible. Julia was my great-grandmother.
Gary V. Wheeler - Tue, 14 Dec 1999
I am looking for info on the Strome surname. I'm particularly interested the ancestry tree of George Strome. His parents, Osmund Aslckson Strome (?1857 - ) and Bertha Johanna Ronen (?1861 - 1898), came to America from Oslow, Norway. That's about all I know. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
Thomas E. Smith - Tue, 14 Dec 1999
My wyland family was from sd alfred wyland wife martha j wyland my mom alzilda wyland her twin brother maurice wyland both born on jul 6 1910 sister elma mae wyland born june 7 1914 frankfort spink county sd alfred had a brother john wyland. I have no info on where the wyland family came from.
George D. McGoff - Sat, 27 Nov 1999
I am reaseaching my ancestors. Perhaps you could provide some information on James Douglas (went by Douglas) McGoff. Mr. McGoff was born in Iowa on August 5, 1869. Mr. McGoff died in Redfield S. D. on January 6, 1942. His remains were sent to NE to be burried with other family members. Could you provide any records on the death, D.C., obituaries, any next of kin listed? Thank you in advance for your efforts.
Kathy Bomberger - Mon, 15 Nov 1999
Hi----------am looking for info on a cemetary in or around Mellette, and the burial place for Edmond Thompson------born 04/07/1840---- died 09/26/1901. Can you direct me as to where I can find this info, and any additional family members that might be buried there.? Thank you for any help.
Diane Fadal Mon, 15 Nov 1999
I'm looking for information, friends or relatives of Lorraine Ernster. I think he was born in around 1915 and died around 1994. He attended high school in Montana and then returned to South Dakota.
Alice Rosenberger Sun, 14 Nov 1999
Would like to find information about Marietta Shanbarker Sutton. I found her in the 1920 census of Spink Co living with her daughter Ada (Lawrence) McGary in Northville. Also living there were Donald and Douglas McGary. I know that Marietta was married to Joseph Shanbarker in New York. They were in Wisconsin in 1870 . They were divorced in SD and she married a Sutton. I would like to find her death date and hopefully an obituary. She is the mother of Lura Rosenberger, my children's grandmother.
Pam Moffat Sat, 13 Nov 1999
I am looking for anyone related to the following people, or who knows anything about them. They lived in Doland, Spink County, SD during the turn of the century. (1890-1910) Mary Banker Green who married George Henry Roe, children Lucy, Eula Dee, Cecil, Ella, Mark, Stewart, Henry or Bennett Roe. Possibly founded Roe school in Doland. Anyone having information please email me at hkmoffat@efortress.com
Christopher D. Anthony Fri, 12 Nov 1999
My wife had some family live in your county for a while, and she has trying to find some info on her family.
She did not know where lived in SD, but her grandmother was born in Northville, so I finally started hunting for it. Then we found out that her grandfather, her grandmothers grandfather that is, died there and buried there, at least her grandmother, 90 yrs, says. His name is unknown, but he was a Blake. I was wondering if there was a way to see if he is buried in a cemetery near Northville, and any Moores's.. I would like a list of people with these surnames buried in that area. I hope that you can help in some way.
Rosemary Kurtz Mon, 8 Nov 1999
I am trying to locate information on ROBERT TAYLOR LEE, born 4 December 1858 - whose address was given as Ashton, South Dakota from at least around 1914 - up until at least 1927. He is deceased by 1931. I could not locate him in the census. He may have had a wife named Mary, and possibly one daughter. Thanking you in advance,
Duane E. Eggleston Sun, 7 Nov 1999
PLATT, EGGLETON Would like some information about the Myron PRATT family that lived around Athol, Spink County ca. 1911 and the Seymour EGGLESTON family that lived around Redfield about the same time.
Susan Lloyd Wed, 27 Oct 1999
Need info on any Stebbins in or around Redfield at the turn of the century.
ROD INGALLS Fri, 8 Oct 1999
Orin Ward Mariner Sun, 3 Oct 1999
I am trying to research family roots, My father was born in Northville, SD. 08/212/1899, Father Frank Converse Mariner, Mother Merta Mary Peterson. Besides the information about my father, I,m trying to find out where my Grand father, Frank Converse Mariner was born also my Grandmother, Merta Mary Peterson Thank You
Alice F. Smith Tue, 21 Sep 1999
I am searching for any information concerning my grandparents Squire Villis Watson and his family; wife Della Frances and children. One daughter was born in Spink Co. abt.1919 (Elva Watson). Squire died in early 1920. The family sold out and returned to Robinson, Brown County,KS where Della raised the family. She and two sons,Robert and Ernest L.(my father) died and are buried here in Rosehill Cem. Robinson,KS.I would really like to find out anything at all about their few years in SD. and most of all where Squire V. is buried.
Amanda Buie Sun, 12 Sep 1999
I am looking for any information on Cora Baxter and her family. She was born ,I believe, in Wisconsin in 1890 to the Keller family. My father was her nephew and I'm trying to find out some of the history of the Keller family. I know that Cora Baxter lived in Rockham, SD when her brother, Harry Curwin Keller, past away in Tacoma, WA in 1973 and was living in Redfield, Spink County, SD when her other brother, Leroy E Keller, past away in December of 1978. If there is family out there I would really like to get in touch with you. Also looking for the name of Cora's parents and maybe where they are buried.
Donia Neilan McDonald Fri, 20 Aug 1999
Patrick NEILAN, James F. NEILAN, John E. NEILAN, & Robert W. NEILAN homesteaded in Spink Co. in the late 1880's. James F. was the son of Patrick. Not sure of relationship of the others.
Patrick NEILAN, wife Ellen O'Conner NEILAN, daughters Catherine NEILAN & Mary Elizabeth NEILAN McPARTLAND are buried at Verdon, Spink Co., SD. Any info on these people would be great & will be delighted to share.
Michelle Heslep Thu, 19 Aug 1999
James Fryer and Julia (Downs) Fryer came to Harrison Twp. near Doland, in 1886. They brought with them many of their 12 children. Some had moved out at this point.
Mary Boyum Mon, 16 Aug 1999
I am looking for information on Frank W. Herman and Sadie Minette Meloy Herman. They lived and died in Conde. Frank died in the 1930's or 40's. I'm unsure of when Sadie died. I have no idea what Frank's parents name's were, when he was born, etc. Frank's land patent in Conde was dated 3/23/1901. They were my great grandparents and are a bit of a mystery to the family. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.
Anne Orton Mon, 9 Aug 1999
I am looking for information on the death, in 1882, of Hillie Hilleson, who died near Redfield, Dakota Territory. His name could also be spelled Helge Hillison. He was visiting the area and supposedly died of natural causes, although there was some disagreement on that.
Tina RAY Wed, 21 Jul 1999
I'm looking for information about the ROBINSON family. Clark Ambrose ROBINSON was born 25 September 1892 in Frankfort, Spink, South Dakota.
Michael L. Haines- 10050 North 75th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 - Sat, 17 Jul 1999
My grandmother Gertrude Mae Simpson was born in Frankfort, Dakota Territory September 23, 1883 to William Franklin Simpson and Claressa Alice West. There may be a variance between 1883-1885 for the birth date. Other offspring of William Franklin Simpson and Claressa Alice West are: Elizabeth Simpson (reportedly lived in Canada but it is not known whether it was permanent or not) and George Simpson; Claressa Alice (West) Simpson died in 1888 in Dakota Territory. William Franklin Simpson remarried (wife unknown) and had a child Bessie Simpson who married a man by the name of Ob Six; and had a son named Joseph Simpson. William Franklin Simpson moved his family to Michigan and he died in Kalkaska, Michigan. I have very little information other than what I have on my grandmother. If anyone can fill in the details with respect to the family in the Spink County area, or if anyone knows the location of Claressa Alice (West) Simpsons grave I would appreciate hearing about it. I am willing to share any information I have about any of the family mentioned.
Mary K. Swartz - East Wenatchee, WA - Fri, 9 Jul 1999
I am looking for information about George Fisher Swartz, born Jan. 9, 1878 in Jo Davies County, IL. According to the obituary of his mother in Hulett, WY he was in Redfield, SD in l908. He married Adelaide Dodge in l899 and is known to have been a druggist in Mobridge, SD. Any information about this family would be greatly appreciated.
Dee Yeager N.A.
Looking to exchange and further my information on family Charles Wesley LANPHERE, b. 11 Nov. 1850, Albany, NY; d. 11 Dec. 1904, Redfield, Spink Co., SD; m. 15 June 1884 in Redfield to Delphine Lamora RABUCK, b. 11 Jan 1860, Ironton, Sauk Co., WI; d. 12 Feb. 1929, fall City, Oregon. I believe Delphine RABUCK is related to my Rabuck family who came to Wisconsin from Germany.
Sandy Cooper Tue, 15 Jun 1999
Noted your County is in need of info. Don't know if this will help, but...... William Edwin STANGE was b. 10 Oct 1890 near Redfield in Spink Co SD. His parents were William STANGE and Minnie BECKER Stange. Both of them died or were killed?? when Will was ca 6 months old. Wil and his brother, Henry STANGE, then went to live with their mother's parents. Henry was b. 27 Sept 1888, place unknow. Will died 7 June 1969 in Pendleton, Umatilla Co, OR. Henry died in WA--year unknown. Will and Henry's parents were Johann Friedrick BECKER, b. 17 Sept 1837, d. 16 June 1925, buried in Cambell Co SD and Uricka Dorethea Wilhemeno LIBERMANN or LIERMANN Becker, b. 17 June 1925 in Germany (Uricka came to the US (Connecticut) when she was 9 years old), d. 8 April 1920, buried in Campbell Co SD.
Hope this can be of some help?? Oh, Uricka and Johann were married 5 July 1866 in Mayville, Wisconsin. I'm not sure when they moved to SD, and am digging out all the info I can find. The above info came from family records, pictures, etc. and from Will's daughter (my mother-in-law).
John Alan Druley Mon, 14 Jun 1999
I need some serious help. I have been searching in vain to find out about my great grandfather, Alonzo Druley. He was a resident of Spink County during the late 1800s and I can only find a land record and nothing else about him or my ancestry. He was married to Anne Corcoron and his son (my grandpa) was named Carl Grant Druley. Please help if you can I am very frustrated.
Larry Justice Tue, 8 Jun 1999
I am tracing ancestors and decendents of Thomas and Lena NELSON. They were both born in Norway and immigrated as children. They were in La Salle Co. Illinois for the 1880 census, Spink Co, South Dakota for the 1885 and 1900 Census, and Fitzgerald, Ben Hill Co., Georgia for the 1920 Census, (probabling visiting their daughter Alma and son-in-law Frank JUSTICE).
Thomas NELSON b. Sep 1847, Norway Immigrated 1865 Spouse: Lena [SKRAASTAD] b. Jan 1852, Norway Immigrated 1864 I don't know Lena's maiden name, but her son Edward had a cousin, Martin O. SKRAASTAD.
Children: Camilla M. NELSON b. Oct 1878, Illinois; Alma NELSON b. 4 Jun 1880, Illinois; Oscar T. NELSON b. Jun 1882, South Dakota; Arthur William NELSON b. Mar 1885, South Dakota; Edward S. NELSON b. Apr 1887, South Dakota; Carl L. NELSON b. Jul 1889; South Dakota, Lily E. NELSON, b. Jan 1892, South Dakota; Mabel L NELSON b. Nov 1894, South Dakota
Alma Nelson married Frank Richard JUSTICE 7 Dec 1899, Rose, S.D. d. 1952, Tulsa, OK Burial: Fitzgerald, GA
Frank Richard JUSTICE b. 14 Oct 1874, Spencer, Clay Co., Iowa, d. 24 Nov 1958, Fitzgerald, GA Father: Andrew Cooper JUSTICE (1841-1924) Mother: Sarah J. GETMAN (1847-1903) Children: Lawrence Earl (1908-1986) Robert H. (1901-1983?) Arthur Oscar (1903-1988 ?)
I have information onf the JUSTICE family but none on the NELSON's. Any information on the NELSON's would be appreciated.
John T. Saxton Tue, 8 June 1999
I am looking for information on two BUCK families, First was George BUCK the second was his brother William BUCK both were living in Doland in 1905. They had been visited by a sister Frances H. Buck who died there on 2 March 1905. The brothers brought her body back to WI for burial. George was born in NY 1855 while William was born in WI 1857. There father was Sylvester BUCK and there mother was Sarah TAYLOR BUCK. Any information on these two brothers and there families will be greatly appreciated.
Michele Hand Mon, 31 May 1999
I am looking for any information on a man named Mark Lott. I believe that he lived or was born in Redfield. He was I believe basically a homeless man that came to my hometown of Appleton,MN and usually spent summers there, doing knife sharpening and perhaps odd jobs. My great grand parents got to know him and he basically became fairly close to them.
The info that he gave to them was sparse, and when he died in 196?, they did try to locate family and did come up with a wife and children, but they wanted nothing to do with it. I seem to remember that he had something to do with the newspaper there in Redfield. I believe that his birth year was around 1888.
The reason my mother and I are looking into this, is that my mother wants to buy him a nice headstone. I don't know what kind of man he was before he came to know us, but everyone here that came in contact with him became quite fond of him. I was quite small when he died, perhaps 5 or 6, but I do have very nice memories of him and would like to give him the honor of a nice headstone, and to learn what we can of him.....so that someone can remember he and his history. Thank you for any help you
Jelayne Tena Mon, 24 May 1999
I am seeking information on twin girls b. 2 Jun 1889 in Doland, SD by the names of Ione Rosetta (Oney) BRINK and Iota Roberta (Otey) BRINK fathered by a George BRINK. Noting pictures of her, their mother may have been native american. The BRINK family moved to Red Deer, Alberta, Canada when the twins were 13. Oney had a son named Guy BRINK after she was raped by a farm hand (b. abt 1910), who was raised by her parents. The twins had a dual wedding on 8 Jan 1914, in Red Deer. Oney married Ralph Emerson COLLINS. Oney d. 2 Sep 1979 in Yakima, WA. ANY information would be appreciated.
John MESS Mon, 24 May 1999
Requesting information on death of Edwin Ivan Dyvig, died Redfield, SD, about October 2, 1950.
Tom Severns Mon, 26 Apr 1999
I'm researching a distant relative (2nd cousin 3X removed), Francis (Frank) Asbury Waller (or Wallar), who was born in Ohio abt. 1840, moved with his parents to Wisconsin abt. 1853, served in the 6th Wisconsin (Iron Brigade), won the Congressional Medal of Honor at Gettysburg 1 July 1863. After the war he married Mary Hall. Moved to South Dakota abt. 1882. Children were James, William, Lloyd, Frank Eugene, Harry B. and Elva Mae. The last two were born SD, all others Vernon Co., WI. He died at Brentford, Spink Co. SD, 30 April 1911. I'm planning to write an article about Frank for an Ohio genealogical newsletter, and I'd appreciate very much learning anything I can about his SD years. An obituary would be wonderful, as would anything regarding any recognition he received for his heroism. By the way, there's a wonderful painting depicting Frank in the act of winning his medal. Check it out at http://www.arthes.com/gdg/troig01.html
Raymond Ziemer Tue, 13 Apr 1999
Seeking information on Albert Karl ROLOFF, who came with his family from West Prussia about 1882. He was thought to have died in Redfield in 1890 at the age of 64. His son-in-law Gottfried GERGOLLA also died in SD, Feb 8, 1893. The surviving widows and daughters left soon after to join other family in Chicago, IL. Wondering if any records available, Redfield newspaper, etc.?
Ferd Luebke Sat, 3 Apr 1999
Augusta Gronow Brandenburg and Johann Brandenburg arrived in 1882 in Buffalo Township, Turtle Creek, Dakota Territory. Came from Chicago and Johann died within a year or so after arriving. Augusta continued the homesteading with son C. Bernhard, and daughters Ida and Maria. Ida married Herman Frederick Luebke of Castlewood in 1888 and Maria married John Humburg, date unknown. Ida Brandenburg and Herman F. Luebke were my parents and I am about to celebrate my 88th birthday. My son Neill and his wife Fran are researching the genealogy. You may reach them at: nfluebke@execpc.com
Don Martin Sat, 20 Mar 1999
In the process of following my family genealogy I've found that my great grandfather a William Nelson Martin from Iowa had moved his family to Spink County between 1882 and 1883. It appears that the family traveled through many states before setting down in Nebraska. From a family journal it states that 3 of his 13 children were born in Spink County. They are Anna Bell Martin born 4/24/1883, Charles Albert Martin born 10/27/1884, and Frank E. Martin born 9/10/1886. The town of Frankfort was sated for Frank's place of birth. But by the 11th child was born (Estella Mae Martin born 9/5/1893) they had moved to Riverton, Nebraska. I've got names and some places but I'm looking to fill in the gaps, occupations, serve and the likes. If you have any information about my family I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for your time.
Linda Krenz-Price Tue, 16 Mar 1999
What I have found out: Mildred (Mabel) WELLS is Marie McGinley's mother. She married John MCGINLEY approximately 1900 - 1902. Mildred died in childbirth approximately 1904-05. I know that they lived in Turton, SD (Spink County) when Mildred died, along with their infant son, Joseph MCGINLEY. After Mildred's death, John brought little Marie back to Rosemount, Minnesota to be raised by his parents, Daniel & Sarah McGinley, who lived with their son Edward in Rosemount, MN. I am looking for the WELLS family in Turton, in approximately 1850 to 1900. Or possibly, John & Mildred (Mabel) MCGINLEY, since they could have hit the 1900 census. I also know that when John MCGINLEY died, my grandmother Marie BROST (McGinley) inherited the farm, which would have been approximately 1932-34. Any help would be appreciated.
Curt Hofemann Wed, 3 Mar 1999
Seeking info on Carl & Martha PASS (originally spelled PAHS). Left Vienna, Austria 1888 to Crandon, SD area where Martha had relatives - KLEIN, POLAKE. Owned farm in Belmont Twp south of Tulare. Moved to Cole Camp, Mo 1907-8. Daughter Elizabeth (Lizzie).
Alan Jones (Abergele, Wales, UK) Tue, 23 Feb 1999
I would be interested to know if anyone living in Spink County might be able to visit cemeteries at Ashton and Conde to check the graves and tombstone inscriptions of some relatives of mine with the surname ROBERTS. John T Roberts (1832-1905?) emigrated from Wales in 1853 and settled in Ashton, Spink County in 1881. His wife was Ellen Davies and at least three of their children lived in Spink County - Ebenezer D Roberts, John T Roberts, junior and David H Roberts. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.
Linda Krenz-Price Tue, 2 Feb 1999
Boy do I need help! I am looking for information on my grandmother's side and her family seems to have disappeared. Her name was Marie MCGINLEY. Her mothers name was Mildred (?) WELLS. Her and her husband (1st name unknown) lived in Turton approximately 1900 (or earlier). They had a farm close to Turton. Marie was born June 21, 1903. Her mother, Mildred ( I think) died in childbirth, giving birth to a son named Joseph WELLS, approx.. 1904-1905. I know that my grandmother inherited the farm during the depression. Marie Cecelia MCGINLEY, WELLS) moved with her father John McGinley to Lakeville, MN (Dakota County). I would very much appreciate any obituaries on either John WELLS, Husband WELLS, or Mildred WELLS. Also, land records, census data would be appreciated.
Kathy McCord Sun, 31 Jan 1999
My great grandfather was Levi Eli Osier. He married Viola Ollie Jarrett. They lived in or around Conde Spinks Co. maybe as early as 1885. They had five children all but one born in Spinks Co. Would like to hear from anyone that might have more info. on this family. Would be willing to share info.
Rose Mary Lawson Fri, 29 Jan 1999
George T. Persyn died in 1975 in Redfield S. D. Can anyone tell me what newspaper serves Redfeild? I would like to have a copy of his obituary. Does anyone one remember this family. George T. Persyn, wife Peggy Jones, daughter Arlaine. George is my husbands great uncle and I have been looking for information on this family. Anything would be greatly appreciated.
Karen Ruth Thu, 28 Jan 1999
My father's family lived in Spink County in the early 1900's. My father, Edwin Robert Eldeen, was born at Hitchcock on 12/21/26. His parents were Charles Emil Eldeen, and Alta Edith (Lamphere) Eldeen. There were 13 children in the family. Charlotte, Agda, Berta, Nina, Richard, Delmar, Frank, Albin (Beans), Arvid, Bernard, Emil, Carl, and Edwin. I would love to hear from any one who remembers the Eldeen children. My father's health is failing, and he is trying to remember stories to tell us from his childhood, and would love to share any stories that people remember of him or his brothers and sisters. Also, if there is a census page from this time period that would have the Eldeen name on it I would love to see it.
Mary Feeney Fri, 15 Jan 1999
Hoping to hear from descendants of William H. LYLE (son of Matthew LYLE and Anna MEAD). and Margaret DOYLE who were living in Spink Co., SD, from about 1880s. William LYLE was brother of my grandfather James P. CROSSON (son of John CROSSON and Anna MEAD LYLE)
Roz Tue, 12 Jan 1999
GALLEGLY, Lou and his wife Anna BILLEB GALLEGLY. This couple lived in the Redfield area in the early 30's. I am unsure if they had any children themselves, but do know that they took in their niece, Evelyn JACOBSON when Evelyn's mother died in Feb 1930. (Mother's name was Lydia BILLEB JACOBSON. Lydia was Anna's sister.) Any information about the GALLEGLY family would be appreciated. Where did they go next? The family would have had ties to Chicago and Milwaukee.
Jill O'Neall ChingSat, 5 Dec 1998
PATTEN family of Mansfield, Spink Co., descendants sought~Any and all descendants of George W. PATTEN and his wife Ellen HERBERT are sought. Please see my website at http://www.maui.net/~mauifun/pat1.htm for more info and a family history. My PATTEN ancestors are buried in Northville, farmed near Mansfield, and my great great grandparents, Will and Minnie were married in Redfield. Some of the family moved on to Aberdeen and Cresbard, and further. George and Ellen's children, all born 1872-96 include, and living in Spink County by 1888: Will b1872, John b1875, Clint b1877, Daisey b1880, Alice b1883, Bertha b1885, Frank b1887, Harry b1889, Albert b1891, Ed b1894, Clark b1896. I am interested in corresponding with anyone regarding this family as I am writing a book about our family and would like your input, thank you!
Gerald P. Feeley Thu, 3 Dec 1998
POTTS Seek information on James M. POTTS who was residing in Three Rivers/Redfield area of Spink County on 31 March 1883 when he conveyed his interest in a St. Lawrence County, NY estate. Any help appreciated.
Danny G. Adams Sat, 28 Nov 1998
Seeking information on the Frank Ratliff Family. His bride's name was Anna Iverson. His father was, I think, James Raliff. They farmed near Carpenter. Thanks!
Barbara Young Fri, 27 Nov 1998
I am looking for descendants of Urial YOUNG, b. about 1823 in NY or NJ. Obit found in Albion, MI states he died in Dolan, Dakota.
Sandy Cooper Tue, 24 Nov 1998
Seeking info on William STANGE and his wife, Minnie nee BECKER Stange, and the parents of William STANGE. William was likely born ca 1860? William and Minnie had 2 sons, one of them being my husband's Grandfather, William Edwin STANGE, b. Oct 1890 near Redfield, SD. William and Minnie both died while son Will was an infant. Will and his older brother then went to live with Minnie's parents, Johann Friedrick and Uricka Dorethea nee Libermann BECKER in Cranston SD. Will could speak only German when he began attending school. I would be happy to share and exchange genealogy info.
Sue Silvers Tue, 24 Nov 1998
Looking for descendants of Onie Jane GOODRICH VALDER. She was born in 1882 Iowa Co. WI. Living in Frankfort, Spink Co. S.D. in 1942. Had two sons born Frankfort in 1906 and 1908.
Charles Stanley Fri, 13 Nov 1998
Looking for information on Civil War veteran John Meyers. Born January 3, 1845, in Germany. Enlisted August 26, 1861, in Company G of the 39th Illinois Infantry. Wounded in two battles. Promoted to Corporal May 1, 1865. Discharged with his regiment in December, 1865. In 1887 was living in Le Delle, Spink County, on his homestead.
Marjorie Bednarek Wed, 28 Oct 1998
Need place of buial and date of death for Lydia (YOUNG) PAGE, died in Beotia, Spink Co. She was the wife of Salon PAGE and lived with her son Currier PAGE after being widowed before 1880. Other children of Salon and Lydia were Hosea, and Jane (PAGE) GORDON. Family migrated from Moira, Franklin County NY to Sauk Co. WI and finally Spink, SD. Need place of death and burial for Jane (PAGE) GORDON. Family history says she was the wife of George Gordon. Are these the GORDONS' listed as early land holders in Spink Co? If so, Jane is listed as owner of land in Conde with Maxwell GORDON. I welcome all information on this family and will gladly exchange my data. Thanks, Marjorie Bednarek, White Bear Lake, MN
Betty N Rhoda Tue, 13 Oct 1998
Aaron Nelson b. Oct 1844 SWED listed in 1900 census as living in Lincoln Twnsp, Spink Co. Any information re: re;atives, descendants. Thank you. Betty N Rhoda, 3528 E 29, Spokane WA 99223-5751
Betty Stevenson Sat, 10 Oct 1998
Looking for information on the INGRAHAM AND HALL families in Spink Co. from about 1800 thru 1920. Jacob Ingraham was in Spink Co. in abt. 1888 with wife Lucy Franklin Ingraham. One of his sons named Hardy Ingraham married Carrie Hall, daughter of Llewlyn Hall and Carrie Bugbee Hall from Vermont who homesteaded in Mellett in 1800 and lived there until his death in 1921. Mial Freemon Ingraham also lived in Spink Co. and was a brother of Jacob Ingraham. Would appreciate any info that I receive.
Betty Stevenson
HCR 5 Box 1275
Burnet, Texas 78611
Mike Perry Sun, 4 Oct 1998
William Armstrong Perry, Born, it is believed in Toronto Canada Moved to Michigan where he met and married leonice Gertrude Grace and had a child George irvin. The subsequently moved to SD in 1880's-1890's. He died between 1898 and 1900 around Northville (I think) and is supposed to be buried in the Cemetary at Northville. His family later moved to Ipswich where his son George was a grocer.
Lorene Bixler Clarke Sat, 3 Oct 1998
We have extensive information on Jacob Truman Bixler who moved to Lincoln Township, Spink County in April 1884. Mr. Bixler owned a farm on the James river and stated that he was the first in the community to own an automobile, cream seperator and pedigreed cattle. He was also the first to have a tractor and a radio. He was committed to his community by helping to provide schools, places of worship, local government, roads and bridges. Also in communications of the royal mail service and telephones in the years of 1907 and 1908. He also circulated a petition to put up a bridge over the James River. If you have further information or are looking for information please e-mail LDYCLARKE@aol.com
Phil Hirt Fri, 14 Aug 1998
Looking for info on Henry CARNER and wife Viola ROSE. She was probably married Henry CARNER in Mich. They reportedly lived in Redfield, SD Spink Co. in 1900. She was born c 1845 NY to Erasmus ROSE and Susan SIMMONS. The ROSE family lived in Kent Co Mich for several years.
Chris Carlson carlsonc@hotmail.com
Searching for information about Elias K. FERRIS, his wife Sarah Jane MCMILLAN, and his mother Eliza KATTEL. They lived in Doland, Spink, SD, 1883 - 1898. Sarah Jane McMillan Ferris d. in Spink 24 May 1895. Eliza Kattel Ferris d. in Spink 6 Feb 1886. Any information about their activities, obits, burials would be much appreciated.
Michael Hofemann Sun, 19 Jul 1998
Looking to swap any available information on the above Spink County surnames for a family history publication. All correspondence welcome.
Janis Glenn Sun, 05 Jul 1998
Searching for information regarding the following family:
Griffith Poole JONES (1856-?)
wife Nellie MCDONALD (1869-?)
daughter Gladys I JONES (1890-?)
daughter Laura E JONES (1892-?)
They are listed in the 1900 census as living in Sumner Township, Smink County, South Dakota. He lists his occupation as physician. He shows up in Waterton, South Dakota in 1910 as an osteopath.


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