1997 Queries for Buffalo County Wisconsin 


Roxanne Barth Thu Oct 16 19:18:08 1997
Seeking information on Daniel (or David) SPORES b. 1851 IL, m.Rachael PARSONS 1878 in IA.
Children: Nellie, Jim, Martha, Rebecca, John, Daniel, Rose. All children, except Rose perhaps, born in WI. since there are other Spores' in Barron County at that time, perhaps the family also lived in Barron Co. Martha may have been born in Pepin Co., John and Daniel may have been born in Dunn Co. 1886. Daniel may have farmed and/or worked on the construction of the bridge in Durand. Nellie married George Springer of Buffalo Co. The couple homesteaded in Burnett Co. 1907.
Any information on Daniel or his family would be greatly appreciated, especially the names of Daniel's parents and Daniel's specific birthplace.

Bob Grady Monday, September 15, 1997 13:25:46
Looking for info and parents of Ferdinand HORST.
He lived in Buffalo County from about 1857 to his death. He was in the hardware business and also farmed.
His wife was named Catherine (ALBRIGHT) HORST. Both born in Germany.
Several children: Alvin, Arthur, Julia, Amanda, and Ottile.
Came to Buffalo County via the Colonization Society of Cinncinnati Ohio. Thank you.

Yvonne Messerschmidt Saturday, September 13, 1997 6:28 AM
Seeking info on Henry Charles FINN/FENN b: 1876 Carpenderville, Kane Co., IL d: 1961 MN and his wife: Harriet May SPRINGER b: 1883 Maryland, WI d: 1974 CA.
They were married 1902 in Marshland, Buffalo Co., WI.
Harriett also had an out of wedlock child: William Ray CLARK b: 1900 Father: Frank CLARK

Kathy Brown Friday, September 12, 1997 3:58 PM
Researching the (VON)KLINGLER SONTAG FRISH families
They came from Germany (Bavaria) in about 1858. They landed in Peoria, Illinois, and then moved to Trempealeau, WI. Later they homesteaded a place between Bluff Siding and Fountain City. This is where most of the family stayed for years to come.
The names I am looking for are:
(Von)KLINGLER, Christian and Maria [The "Von" was dropped when they came to the US]
SONTAG, Jacob, Francisch
FRISH, Margaretha [or Margabetha]

Karen C. Meyer Monday, September 8, 1997 12:31 PM
I am searching for the descendants of John George SCHMIDT and Maria LUMPP SCHMIDT of Alma, Buffalo Co., WI. John lived in Alma from 1880 till his death in 1905, at age 48. His wife, Maria, moved to Joliet, Il. some time after the death of her husband, but I do not know when. She died in Joliet in 1927.
They had six children, Mary, George, Gustave, Rosina, Pauline and Hlda. Rosina was my Grandmother, she moved to Wa. state in 1906, I do not know anything about the rest of the family. Thank you.

Karen C. Meyer Monday, September 8, 1997 12:35 PM
Could anyone tell me what the Lone Pine Camp M.W.A. in Alma, Buffalo Co., WI., is or was? My GGrandfather, John Geroge SCHMIDT, was a member of that order, according the the article about his death in the Buffalo County Journal in 1905. And the Frohsinn Singing Society, he was also a member of that group. Thank you for any information.

Gena Parker Monday, August 25, 1997 7:37 AM
Additional information has come my way via obit newspaper clippings (Fergus Falls) There were 3 Lindquist brothers, Andrew W. born 1870-died 1946; Charles G., born 12/2/1878- died Mar.4,1965 and the third, name and birth.death dates unknown. Andrew and Charles were born in a log cabin on the banks of the Mississipi River near Alma, Wisconsin. Andrew and Charles married sisters, Charles to Neva Evelyn Knappen and Andrew to M. Edna Knappen. There was a third sister, a spinster, Mabel Knappen, who worked as a linetype operator for 50 years at the Minneapolis Tribune.as well, whom I knew. Mabel passed away sometime in the 1950's in southern California. I know that M.Edna Knappen was born also in Alma. The parents of these men were Swedish immigrants, Christine Westling and Jno Lindquist. Both are buried at Mound Cemetery, Ortonville, Minnesota. In 1879, the Lindquist family moved from Alma to Ortonville where they homesteaded. The brothers ran the Diamond Boat Lines out of Ortonville. They were the founders of the townsite of Diamond, S.D. and later provided a freight and passenger boat line at both Lake Traverse and Big Stone Lake. Charles and Andrew, possible #3 brother, later moved to Fairmont ,N.D. and became involved in the oil business. Charles came to Fergus Falls, MN in 1925 and he and his brothers built the Three Star Oil Company, a log cabin style service station. I know that Andrew William Lindquist's wife, M. Edna Knappen, died in 1929 but I cannot find either a birth nor death certificate for her, yet she is buried at Mound Cemetery, Ortonville, MN Lot 197- Grave #8. Andrew William and Edna had two daughters, Phyllis, married to Ray MacIntosh and Muriel, married to Daniel Logan Evander. Muriel died in 1919.. Charles G. and Neva also had two daughters, Sybil, married to Arnold Forbes of Bemidgi and Marjorie, married to James H. Knapp. The Lindquist boys, evidentally, also had a sister residing in Idaho in the 1960's. Not much to go on, but this is all I have been able to dig up. If you can help me someway, I would appreciate it. Eugenia Evander-Parker

Ann Onstad Thursday, August 14, 1997 10:27:18 AM
Peter PARISO purchased land in Buffalo Co Township 23 N Section 33 Range 11W. It was 160 acres and it was purchased on Sept 15, 1873. I have had trouble tracking this family. Peter married Mary GEBEC. I know they were French Canadians and they had approx at least 7 children including Louisa PARISO who married Ole A. ONSTAD. If anyone is searching this line please contact me. Ann Onstad 1430 Creekview, Lewisville, TX 75067-4994

Sandra Odegard Sunday, August 10, 1997 6:40 PM
I am currently gathering genealogy for two families from the Mondovi area in Buffalo County, Wisconsin; the ODEGARD family who came from Norway to Buffalo County in 1870 and the HANSON family who came from Norway to Buffalo County sometime in the 1880's.

Dennis Stover Sat Jul 5 22:32:53 1997
Seeking any death information on my gggrandparents. Jacob H. STOVER died in LaCrosse about 1873. and his wife, Rebecca (HESS) STOVER died in LaCrosse in 1877. Have no info about their latter years in Wisconsin. Seeking census, death certificates, will, relatives and anything else.

Dorothy Buck Tue Jun 24 17:04:13 1997
Looking for August Nicholas SCHAMMEL, b 28 Apr 1873, at the Town of Cross, Buffalo County, Wisc.. He married Elizabeth Mary EBERGHARDT ON 22 Mar 1893. Her birth date was 3 Jun, 1875, born in Cross, Buffalo County, Wisc.. Both died in Winona, Minnesota. Looking for anyone with this connection to my family!!!!

Carol Jeffries Sat Jun 21 11:55:51 1997
Looking for info on Daruis WHITE who married Rachel PLACE. They lived mostly in Pepin Co., but some of family lived Buffalo Co., I lost track of them after 1880 census. Daruis had one child from 1st marriage in NY Eli , they had dau Polly who married Samuel Cornwall c 1882-84. Would appreciate hearing from anyone with connections.

Dennis Stover Sun Jun 15 09:01:35 1997
Jacob H. STOVER moved to Wisconsin after 1853. He and his wife Rebecca (Hess) STOVER, purchased 80.0000 acres of land in Buffalo Co in 1858. Jacob H. STOVER died in Wisc around 1873. Rebecca STOVER died around 1877. Both are reportedly buried in LaCross Wis., according to family letters.

Patricia Cleveland Friday, June 13, 1997 8:00am
According to the 1900 census I was told that there was a Paul & Florence HAFFNER listed for Buffalo Co. That is all the information I have. I hope it proves to be fruitful. It seems that so few records existed around that time span. I know I have ancestors, I"m here!! But where are they?

Lyn Dunham Saturday, June 7, 1997 4:23 PM
Researching URNESS, John b. 2 Jun 1880 in Norway, d. June 1947 in Mondovi, WI. He would be my daughters' g-grandfather. I'd like to get as much info as possible and thought I could start with trying for an obituary out of the local newspaper - however, I don't know where to write. He was married to Bertha Mary MAHLUM, b. 5 Dec 1884 in Norway, d. 27 Sep 1959 in Mondovi, WI.

I will also be researching the MAHLUM FAMILY. My daughters' grandmother was Elsie URNESS, b. 17 Mar 1913, d. 20 Oct 1993. She married LaVerne SCHILLING for whom I have considerable information. I'll appreciate any help/suggestions regarding research.

Lyn Dunham Mon Jun 2 07:43:15 1997
Seeking information about URNESS, John died June 1947 resided in Buffalo County, WI (Modena and Mondovi). Also seeking information about MAHLUM, Bertha Mary died September 1959. She went by the name Mary. She is buried in Lyster Cemetery, Buffalo County. She was married to John URNESS around 1902. They had 4 children: Katherine, Lila, Elsie, and Alvin. None of whom are living. I am researching this family for the benefit of my daughters - John and Mary URNESS would be their great grandparents. Thank you for any help.

Carla L. McLaughlin Tuesday, May 27, 1997 14:47:52
Looking for information on my Grandfather, Harry E. STREET, b. 1894, Buffalo Co. His mother's name was Charlotte (?).
Also any information on Alfred STREET (Buffalo Co. 1857-1867) and Thomas STREET (Buffalo Co. 1867-1870) or any other STREET family member with ties to Buffalo Co., WI. I have very little information and would appreciate any help or direction anyone could help with in my search. Thank you.

Gena Parker Tuesday, May 24, 1997 9:11 PM
Am researching LINDQUIST and KNAPPEN
Christine WEITLING married to Jon (or John) LINDQUIST. Both migrated from Sweden. They had two sons, Andrew William Lindquist and Charles Lindquist. Andrew was born in Alma, Buffalo County, Wisconsin.
Need info as to date of approximate date of immigration from Sweden. Have been unable to locate in Immigration records at LDS. Andrew William Lindquist, born in 1870 married M. Edna Knappen, born in 1869 also in Alma, Wisconson and relocated in Breckenridge, Minnesota. Most important to find Knappen ancestry.
Am trying to trace Lindquist and Knappen families as far back as possible. any help will be appreciated.
8/23/97 Correction: There may have been another brother for Andrew. I only knew of Charles but research (not confirmed) indicates a third one. Madison Vital Stats have no record of birth of either Andrew nor M. Edna Knappen.

Connie Olson Thu Apr 17 2:39pm 1997
Looking for info on a Mathias KRUMHOLTZ b. 1808 wf.Johanna SCHLAGEL b. 1831.
Lived Buffalo County, near Fountion City, WI. They lived in the area by the river which is now known as Merrick State Park. Mathias was married in Germany to a Rosina. A child Joseph was born to that union, Joseph came to America and settled in the same area. Mathias and Johanna had 3 children, John,b.1855 Sophia b.1850, and Mary b.1861. Would like info on any of thier decendents, especially John. He married a Maria KAMMUELLER 1-17-1877. Their children were Albert, Lena, Matt, Hannah.

A. J. Swanson Wed Apr 9 20:56:12 1997
Looking for any information on the life and times of Helmer Sigvald SWANSON, b.12/28/1895(96?)
Also his father Chris(t) SWANSON. I believed they farmed in or around the Mondovi area.

Roger W. Adank Sat Apr 5 15:40:06 1997
ADANK Family reunion. Decendants of Andrew (LUZY) ADANK who migrated to the USA in 1866 will hold their biennial reunion on August 2, 1997. It will be at Harmonia Park in Waumandee, Wisconsin, starting at 10:00 am.
For further information:
Eloise Adank, (507) 452-4441 ..... Lyle and Teckla Adank (608) 626-3771 ..... Roger W. Adank (608) 687-6371

Bennie Fetting Thu Apr 3 10:04:36 1997
I am researching the following surnames: FETTING - SALWEY - SCHRIEBER - SCHEIDEGGER - BECHTOLD - MECKELBURG. These families all have some roots in Buffalo Co., WI.
Will be glad to share/exchange any information that I have on the families' histories. Thank you.

Jim Webster Fri Mar 28 15:32:23 1997
Searching for ancestors of Lorana PATTERSON or PATTISON, died Buffalo County abt 1870.
Married Artemas WEBSTER abt 1809 in Bernardston, MA. He died 1839 in Jefferson County PA.
She migrated with her sons to Rock Island County IL then to Maxville, WI where she died.

John P. Wilz Wed Mar 26 11:39:59 1997
Franzeska Shindler WEISENBECK (1838-1917)
The widow's older boys emigrated to the USA in the late 80's from Austria. She followed later with the rest of her family. Most of the boys worked "on the river" (Chippewa) until they had enough money to buy farms and the whole family settled in Buffalo and Pepin Counties (WI). Franzeska is buried in the Catholic cemetary in Durand.
I have over 900 names of their descendents (including spouses) but I am missing some of the basic data (date and place of birth, marriage, death, and in later generations, divorce) . I am mainly interested in present family members and in those of the recent past. What I really like to get is copies of newspaper birth, death, and marriage announcements. I will be glad to communicate with anyone by e-mail or snail-mail.
My lists are available free to anyone who asks. John P. "Pat" Wilz, 107 Pittman Drive, Long Beach, MS 39560-6324

Brian Morren Thu Mar 20 13:38:00 1997
Researching BURKART/BURKHARDT, Jacob. Family lived in Greenfield near LaCrosse 1860, Fountain City 1870, Alma 1880-? Jacob owned a saloon/boarding house that was destroyed once by fire. Rebuilt and is the present site of Tenney Telephone Co. Jacob died in Alma February 1905 and was a member of the Reformed Church. Would like to find burial location of Jacob and wife Eva and any other background info which may be available.

Ann Nussbaum Thu Mar 13 11:40:00 1997
My g.g.grandparents were John Paul KAISER and Maria Barbara SCHLAEFLI. They immigrated from Solothurn, Switzerland circa 1853-1856. I believe they settled in Buffalo County, Wisconsin for a few years. All five of their children were born in Solothurn, Switzerland. I would like more information on these children and their spouses. Caroline KAISER b. 02 Jan 1841 married Anton PFEIFFER Elizabeth KAISER b. 10 Oct 1842 married Julius J GOBAR b.ca.1839 Maria Anna KAISER b. 07 Aug 1844 married Henry ERDING b.ca.1830 Jakob Abraham KAISER b. 10 Dec 1847 married ca. 1870 Barbara WILLIMAN b. 11 Aug 1843 Solothurn, Switzerland Jabob and Barbara are my great-grandparents. Johann Moritz KAISER b. 29 Nov 1849 married 16 Nov 1886 in Buffalo,WI., Mary ERNI When and where did John Paul KAISER and Maria Barbara SCHLAEFLI/KAISER die? Any information on these families would be greatly appreciated.

Ann Nussbaum Thu Mar 13 12:07:32 1997
My granfather, Eustice Herbert (Herb) FRIZZELL, was born 22 Oct 1870 in Eau Claire, Eau Claire,Wisconsin. Herb had an older brother Leslie D. FRIZZELL b. ca. 1869. I believe that Leslie died at a young age as the results of some kind of Railroad accident. Did Leslie work for the Railroad? When and how did he die? Also I would like any information on his other syblings, Tom Fisher FRIZZEL b. ca. 1874 (married Bessie Pearl______) and Lottie Ethel FRIZZEL b. 02 Apr 1880, (married Robert POTTER). The parents of these children are Orange Scott FRIZZELL b.31 Jul 1846 VT/NH and Emma Amelia THOMAS b. 11 Feb 1850 Boston, MA. Orange and Emma were married 25 Mar 1869 in Naples, Buffalo, Wisconsin.

Sally Wiseman Sat Feb 13 11:30:49 1997
I am looking for the families of William LEECE. William Leece came from the Isle of Man around 1845 with his wife Elizabeth, and sons John (1824), William, and David. He settled in Lafayette County, WI.
His son John married Mary Sweeney. They had 8 children, one who is Samuel(1862) who married Susan Benston (1869).

I am also looking for the families of Adam BENSTON. Adam Benston came from Scotland in the mid 1800's. I believe he settled in Buffalo County, WI. He had 7 children, one being James Benston (1833, Scotland).
James Benston married Mary Richmond and had 7 children, all born in Alma, WI, one being Susan Benston(1869).
Samuel Leece and Susan Benston married, they are our great-grandparents.

Leroy Kloss Sun Feb 9 18:14:22 1997
KLOSS, Johan, or John. Town of Montana, Buffalo Co., about 1872-1940.

Alexander S. Caldwell Sun Feb 9 18:14:22 1997
My great grandfather's name was August RUFF and he came from Kanton Bern, Switzerland and settled in Gilmanton, WI. He married Mary JOHNSON also from the area of Gilmanton. Her side came from Norway.
There were three Ruff brothers who married three Johnson sisters. August Ruff (my great grandfather) married Mary Johnson and his brothers Ferdinand and Albert married Caroline Johnson and Anna Johnson respectively. I know the Johnson family came from Norway in 1868 and settled in Montana, Buffalo county. What I don't know is where and how the Ruff family came to the area and where they came from. I only know the names of the three Ruff brothers who married the three Johnson sisters.
Any information you have would be greatly appreciated.

L.J. Clefstad Sat Feb 8 13:17:47 1997
I am looking for info on date and location of deaths of Philip D Norcross and Miranda, his wife. They were living in Markesan, WI as of 1880 census, he age 69, she 57. they did not appear in 1900 census. I could find no record in cemeteries in the area around Markesan, They had moved to Green Lake area in 1867, living near son Frank. Any help will be appreciated. also looking for possible school records or marriage info on their daughter Elizabeth or Eliza Norcross who was 17 in 1880. she married Philip John Blumenschein in 1888, somewhere in WI.

Carol J Jeffries Sun Feb 2 18:14:22 1997
Looking for info on Bannister family of Wabasha. David Quincy Bannister married Venetta E. Roe in Buffalo Co, Wi but lived in Wabasha until his death in 1904.

Vallerie J. Valentine Thu Jan 30 17:11:52 1997
I am looking for the family of Hannah Jane Doughty Smith. She is daughter of Edward Doughty and Phoebe Smith Doughty. Hannah Jane was born June 22, 1849 in Bloomington, Illinois and died in Mondovi, WI on May 20, 1918.

Scott Kraus Tue Jan 21 19:03:21 1997
HEWITT: Parley Hewitt (b. abt 1793, NY, d. 13 Jul 1873, perhaps Buffalo Co., WI) and wife, Jerusha (d. 10 Sep 1869) came from Erie Co., PA, to Marquette Co., WI, in the 1840s. They later resettled in Buffalo Co., WI. Their known children were: 1) William (b. abt 1818; md. Eliza Gardner); 2) Luther (b. abt 1824); 3) Walter (b. abt 1833), and Lyman (b. abt 1835). They also had four daughters. Looking for info and other researchers of this family. Thank you.

Scott Kraus Tue Jan 21 18:58:53 1997
Joseph Hyde and his wife, Arminda Jenks (b.abt 1800, NY, d. aft. 1880, Buffalo Co., WI) had six children: 1. Ezekiel A. (b. abt 1824, d. Civil War); Plina A. (b. Jun 1826, d. aft 1905), Clarissa (b. abt 1827), Ebenezer (b. abt 1830), Oliver J. (b. 1831), and Amelia A. (b. abt 1833). All came in 1840s to Marquette Co., WI, and many later removed to Towns of Maxville and Gilmantown, Buffalo Co., 1860s. Plina A. was living 1905 in Town of Maxville. He married 1) Mary Gardner and 2) Martha Briggs, having perhaps nine children.
Seeking info. on these Hydes, and obits of Plina A. Hyde, mother Arminda Hyde. Thank you.

Leroy Kloss Thu Jan 16 15:07:52 1997
Researching in Buffalo County for:
Paul and Anna WALDERA, Lorenz WALDERA, Julia WALDERA
De Los CORY, Relton CORY, Sylvillia CORY, and Cyrus CORY, and all Children of James Burbridge CORY and wife Sarah SMITH.

Dale E. Ebersold Fri Jan 3 17:04:51 1997
I am looking descendants of:
Karl EBERSOLD and Margarette (BALMER) EBERSOLD (1st wife);
Karl EBERSOLD and Mathilde (ROCQUE) EBERSOLD (2nd wife).
Town of Alma around 1865-75. I have some information and will share it with anyone interested this early settler.

Leon Paul Moe Fri Dec 20 15:03:00 1996
Paul Paulson MOEN, born in Ourdale, Norway.
Entered into service with the 27th Infantry Regiment, Wisconsin and showed his residence as Vermont in Dane County.
After discharge from the service on 29 August, 1865 he changed his name to MOE
and purchased some farm land in Buffalo County.