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BEACHLER, SHAFFER posted by Tamara Seeker on Thursday, May 1, 1997

My great-grandfather _____SHAFFER was in charge of commissaries for the Indians near Winner,SD. My gr.grandmother Maud S. Shaffer was born in Mt. Vernon SD on April 22. 1885. The family was transferred to Lawton OK a few years later. Maud returned to Kingsbury County in the early 1900's after marrying LouRoy BEACHLER, and lived there till her death. I am trying to find out the names of Maud's parents. Any leads would be helpful. I will be in Mitchell and Pierre this summer and would love some leads.

BYER, HOLMES posted by Sharon Eshelman on Sunday, June 1, 1997

My father Lester Laverne HOLMES was born July 26, 1920 in Rosebud, SD (Todd Co). His father was Melvin Earl HOLMES, married -Mar. 27,1919. His mother Artie Rose BYER, born - Mar. 28,1899 in Wagner, SD (Charles Mix Co). Can't find Holmes in SD.

TODD posted by Anne Eberle on Tuesday, July 1, 1997

Is the origin of the name TODD County known? I have heard of two different persons for which it might be named. J. B. S. Todd, first represetnative for the territory to Congress and John Todd, a Missouri River steamboat captain. There could be other possibilities, also. Thanks a lot!

BONSER posted by Clarence R. Gordon on Tuesday, July 1, 1997

William A. BONSER born Ohio 1842. 1880 census listed as teamster Rosebud Agency no family listed. Wife unknown except she was native american. Children as follows: Minnie 1871 Rosebud agency, John 1875,Rosebud, Belle 1877 Rosebud, Grace 1883 Rosebud, Lavinia 1884 Rosebud, Cora 1887 Rosebud, Clara 1887 Rosebud twins,Delmer 1889 Rosebud died Patton California. Have second family listed 1900 census spouce Mattie born 1864 married 1890 1/2 Souix Indian, had children Ida J. born May 1894 Laverene born 1896 Rosebud died California, Orell born 1898 Rosebud. Have marriage record for Emily [Belle] married James Littlewhirlwind 1907 Rosebud. Any information greatly appreciated.

ALTEMUS, KELLER, MENCH, MENSCHE, MENTCH, MINCH posted by Chuck Bollinger on Saturday, November 1, 1997

Looking for descendants of Mary Ellen MENTCH b 1854 Brushvalley Twp., Indiana Co., PA married to James J. ALTEMUS. Mary Ellen d August 7, 1938. They resided in Western SD since 1884 where they settled in Rapid Valley according to her obituary. She remained on the ranch until 1918 and lived in Rapid City and Huron, but died at the home of a son Ira Altemus at Mission SD. Along with Mary Ellen Mentch were George Mentch b 1847 her brother, and George W. Mentch b 1862 s/o Isaac MENTCH and Hannah KELLER. The parents of Mary Ellen and George were Alexander Mentch/Mary ? I am stymied in my research of the surname for these persons. Any help would be appreciated. Chuck Bollinger, R. D. 1, Box 105, Penn Run, PA 15765-9735

PEARSON posted by Cornelia Warner on Friday, January 9, 1998

looking for death record of John Young PEARSON, died 10 Nov 1911, Rosebud. I've looked at a death records book filmed by the LDS church, and there is no page in it for 1911. He isn't listed in the 1910 or 1912 sections either. Is there any other death record, or an obit, perhaps? his will was holographic, so it isn't in the courthouse. I have it.

CAMFIELD, CROSS posted by Cornelia Warner on Tuesday, January 13, 1998

I am looking for a copy of the autobiography of Lewis Emerson CAMFIELD titled "This One Thing I Do". In it he talks at great length about my great grandfather, Rev. James Franklin "Frank" CROSS, who was Congregational Missionary on Rosebud Reservation in Todd Co., S. Dakota. Any condition will do, as long as it is legible. Thanks.

ELK, STEWART, THIN posted by Terri Spring on Thursday, February 5, 1998

I live in Indiana and am originally from Mission SD. I am looking for my family history. Both sides of my father's last name of STEWART and my mother's last name of THIN_ELK. If you could help me out with my search I would really and I mean really appreciate it very much. Thanks Alot.

BELVIN, BEVERLY, BIRCH posted by Pam Thoenen on Friday, April 10, 1998

My GGrandparents were residents of the Rosebud Reservation in Todd Co., S.Dakota at the time of my grandmother Arretta (Loretta) BELVIN (perhaps BEVERLY)'s birth. It is difficult to say exactly what that date was, as information differs. She is listed as 22 yrs. old on my mothers birth certificate dated 1934. GGrandfather Lenard BELVIN (BEVERLY) was said to be Sioux Indian, born on the Rosebud Reservation date unknown (around 1875-1880) in Todd Co. GGrandmother Rose (BIRCH) BELVIN was Cherokee Indian birthplace unknown. Some 7-8 yrs. after my Grandmother's birth the family moved to VA. My Grandmother was educated to the 2nd or 3rd grade on the Reservation. Can find no records of any of these people. Can anyone help?

ARROW posted by Patricia A. Conway on Thursday, August 6, 1998

ARROW SIDE seeking look up from Family Registry of Rosebud reservation page 12. Thank You.

LAPOINTE posted by Patricia A. Conway on Saturday, August 8, 1998

Seeking data on Samuel LAPOINTE b.1875 White River, Rosebud District, Sioux Nation. Need parents` names. Any reference to Canada. Possibly same Samuel Lapointe author of articles for the Word Carrier of the Santee Normal Training School, 1898-1919.

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