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Number Surname Message Contact Date
04-38 Holzberg, Litman

Looking for information on my great grandfather, Raphael Litman, father of my grandmother, Annie Holzberg.

He may have lived in Virginia, MN in the 1880's and 1890's and is supposedly buried in Duluth.

Myra 12/07/04
04-37 Armitage, Canfield, Coburn, Hammond, Newton, Smith, Wilklow

Regarding Co I, 3d WI Vol Inf (Superior-Douglas Co), Spanish-American War (1898-1899)... Researching 3d Wis Vol Inf history and histories of all men who served in the regiment. Attempting to find the last seven men.

The seven are:

  • Percy T. Armitage,
    b. 1879 OH
  • Edward L. Canfield,
    b. 1865 WI
  • William D. Coburn,
    b.1873 PA
  • Alonzo R. Hammond,
    1874 MI
  • Harry W. Newton,
    b.1867 WI
  • Richmond Smith,
    b. 1875 PA
  • George W. Wilklow,
    b. 1873 NY
Any and all information on any of the seven would be greatly appreciated.
John 12/07/04
04-36 Daniels, Mock, Tarrant

I have information on my Grandmother & Grandfather - James E. Daniels & Leila Cathrine (Mock,Tarrant) Daniels and I've had pretty good luck with the rest of the family - save one. Daisy Dena Daniels - the youngest, who was born approximately 1910 and died approximately 1930.

One of my cousins, on a brief trip to Superior, found information about Greenwood Cemetary:

  • James E - Block 20, Tier 3
  • Leila Catherine - Block 20, Tier 3
  • Daisy Dena - Block 20, Tier 5

I have found no record of her birth or death - anywhere! Greenwood Cemetary doesn't seem to have any information available on-line - or a way to contact them on-line.

Do you have any suggestions as to how I might find out what information they have on Daisy? Thank you.

Leila 11/13/04
04-35 Culbertson, Moore

I am looking for the marriage record for Edwin Harvey Moore and Gertrude Delia Culbertson (aka Delia Gertrude) in Superior City, 1900-1903.

Both were school teachers, born 1872 and 1879. Thank you for any info you can give me.

Mike 11/13/04
04-34 Mitchell, Russell

Looking for info on Robert Burns Russell b 1/28/1898 in Foxboro. Father: James Russell; Mother: Jessie Mitchell

Robert 11/13/04
04-33 Lund, Nielson

Looking for an Evangelical / Lutheran Church to which the Lund family (Daniel J. Lund b. Jun 1863, & Bolette Nielson b. Oct 1871) of Superior, WI might have belonged. Both were Danish, but met and married presumably in Superior. They had 9 children.

Looking for a church in this time frame that I might request a lookup of parish records - or at least a church that might have inherited such records.

Appreciate any help.

John 11/03/04
04-32 Driscoll

Jeremiah, Mary Ann and son Daniel Joseph (could be Joseph Daniel) Driscoll listed in 1900 census in Superior. Jeremiah died in Dodge Co. in 1923 no list of her death there so am wondering if she died in Superior and her husband went back to Dodge to live. Could someone check the deaths for me. They were Catholic.

Judy 11/03/04
04-31 Balduc, Darwin, Hudson

Looking for information on my grandmother's parents. My grandmother was Maud Magdalene Balduc (b. Aug 1, 1880) who married Warren Arthur Hudson (b Mar 5, 1873). Maud's diary documents that her mother was Melinda Darwin (b. abt 1855) and her father was Octave Frank Balduc (b. Aug 2 1849).

I am very interested to know more than just the name John Darwin and would also like to know the name of his wife too.

I would like any infomation on my grandfather (above), Warren Arthur Hudson. He worked for the Soo Line Railroad for 50 years, most of his life as an Engineer. Warren and Maud had nine children and raised them, for the most part, in Superior, WI.

Lue 11/03/04
04-30 Anderson, Lettenstrom, Mattson, Smith, Wick

Seeking information / descendants for the families of; Otto & Fanny Smith, Fred & Rosa Smith, Andrew & Sophia Smith, Victor & Hannah (Gunderson) Smith, John & Sophia Mattson, Signe & Onni Anderson, Maria Lettenstrom Wick all of Douglas CO.

Gretchen 10/30/04
04-29 Kellar

In 1920 census, Myrtle Kellar worked as a chambermaid at a hotel on Belknap Street. I saw another query about a hotel fire and someone had died in the fire. I'd be interesting on learning about this hotel or more news about Kellar. Thanks.

Linda 10/30/04
04-28 Willard

Does anyone have access to a death index for Douglas Co. and could check and tell me if Mrs. Pearl Willard died there in or about 1948? If so, I sure would appreciate your help. There is confusion as to whether she died at Black River, or Black River Falls, WI.

Juli 10/20/04
04-27 Chaffey

Family records for Chaffey Clan - lived in a community of 50 - 70 families in area called "Chaffey" near Spooner, Dairyland in Douglas County. Samuel Benjamin Chaffey is my GGG Grandfather.

Allen 10/20/04
04-26 Lenroot

I am looking for information about Arthur Lenroot, Katherine Lenroot and Irvine Lenroot. Contributions to local, state, and national scenes.

I am giving a speech to the Republican Womens Club called "What it means to be a politicans daughter".  I have many mini stories, but as far as contributions to the area, I am sorely lacking.

I am Arthur's daughter and personal stories will be the bulk of my speech. I have been gone from the Superior area for over 50 years but hope to be back in the neighborhood next Sept. Thank You.

Susan 10/09/04
04-25 Bryant, Murphy

I'm seeking information on the family of Charles Mortimer Bryant b. 8/12/1894 (Indiana) and d. 11/24/1959 (Douglas Co. WI). He was married to Lucy Murphy and they had two children that I know of, William E b. abt 1925 and Elizabeth b. abt 1927. Charles was the brother of my grandfather William Edward Bryant and I'm trying to locate Bryant family members. Thank you.

Jennifer 10/09/04
04-24 Parent

Where can I find information on drownings off of commercial vessels? My grandfather, Frank Alphonse Parent, is said to have drowned while working on an ore or lumber boat after 1925, probably before 1930. His place of death in family rememberances is Superior, WI. I can find no record of his death. I will be in the area in mid-October and would like to know where to look. Your help will be appreciated.

Dorothy 10/09/04
04-23 Lucia, Millen, Miller, Page, Paige, Strope, Woodard

I am searching for information relating to a JULIA ANN WOODARD who d. 5 July 1906 in Douglas Co. WI. She was b. in MA or IL in Nov 1837, grew up in Lake Co, IL, married and raised her family in Brown Co. WI.

Her maiden name was Strope, and her husband's name, Thomas Woodard. She had a brother William, a sister Jane (married name Lucia), a sister Alvina or Lavina (m 1. Miller/Millen, m 2. Paige/Page).

I would appreciate any info on Julia or her siblings.

Judith 9/04/04
04-22 LeFevre (Lefevre)

Looking for birth record of my grandfather Rex W. LeFevre born in Superior WI 2/20/1888

Kim 8/29/04
04-21 Ball

Looking for death information for Florilla Terrill Ball, born August, 1830 in Ohio & died AFTER April 25, 1910 (1910 Wisconsin Census, Douglas County, Superior City). Also, her son, Charles Ball, who died AFTER the 1920 Census. Thanks.

G. Erwin 8/29/04
04-20 Andersson, Holmberg

I am curious whether or not there are any public records on my great uncle and aunt. Frans Holmberg was born in Sweden on Feb. 18, 1845. My great aunt Karolina Susanna Andersson was born in Kimstad, Linkoping, Sweden on May, 2 1849. They had 3 sons:

  1. David Emil
    b. May 8, 1874,
    d. June 23, 1934, Minneapolis
  2. Alex
  3. August
Karolina and Frans disappeared Oct. 6, 1893. They were never heard from again. There are no death certificates apparently. They lived in Superior.
Terry 8/29/04
04-19 Allen

I am interested in finding information on Ethan Allen, who would have been my grandmother's brother.

I have formal portraits of him, first in a tuxedo, taken by Baldwin Studios, 352 W. Second St, Superior City, Wisconsin and then in a uniform taken by The Metropokitan Studios, 706 Tower Avenue, W. Superior, Wisconsin.

He was born in Minnesota in 1866. These pictures would appear to be taken at the turn of the 20th century. Do you have any information on this gentleman, Ethan Allen, in Superior? Thanks so much.

Julie 8/29/04
04-18 Kidroski, Reese

I am looking for any information on Thomas Kidrowski or his family. He came from Poland as a young boy and resided in Superior until 1917. He then moved to Radisson.

His first wife was Agnes (I have no other information on her), second wife was Rebecca Reese whom he married in 1947, she passed in 1964. He also had a daughter Marie Suchan - Chiemelewski - Karbowski of Radisson and three sons, Michael, Steve and Joseph of Chicago, Il.

I would be more than grateful for any more info on any of them.

Lisa 8/15/04
04-17 Beck, Haapala, Huhtala, Isto, Kataisto

I am trying to locate marriage records for my grandparents Hanna & Isaac Isto or Kataisto. I do not know when or where they were married but I know that they were divorced in December of 1924 in Superior, Wisconsin. My grandmother was married three times, Isaac was her second husband, before that your last name would have been Huhtala and her maiden name was Haapala. She started divorce proceedings in October of 1924. She lived at 3920 East 3rd Street in Allouze.

I'm wondering if she would have had to post some kind of notice in the paper that might have a clue as to when and where they were married. I am also looking for her naturalization papers. I have a picture of her naturalization class. It looks like it was in the late 30's or early 40's. It was taken in what looks like a gymnasium. And they announce graduation of citizenship classes in the paper? Her last name may have been Beck by then.

Lorene 8/08/04
04-16 Ford

Martin Ford lived in Douglas County, the city of Superior also all of his children, but I am not sure where his father, John Sherman Ford, lived. I would also like to know the country they immigrated from. Hope this helps.

Colleen 7/31/04
04-15 Middle River Sanitorium

My husband's Great Grandmother (Bertha M. Smith) died of pulmonary tuberculosis on March 7, 1931, at the Middle River Sanitorium in Hawthorne, WI (as indicated in her obituary in The Spooner Advocate of March 12, 1931). Do you have any information regarding the Sanitorium, and is the building still standing today?

Thank you for any information you are able to supply.

Kelly 7/30/04
04-14 Eden, Nelson

Looking forinformaiton or an obituary for George W. Eden, Jr. who died 22 Apr 1936 in Superior. His wife was Mae Nelson. I have no dates for her birth or death. Any information on this couple will be greatly appreciated. George was a great uncle.

Sandra 7/10/04
04-13 Darrah

My grandfather, George R. Darrah, lived in Patzua before WW1. Just trying to find out who his father was (reported to be George H.). Here is the Patzua reference from his WW1 registration card:

  • Name: George Darrah
    (no middle initial given, and he signed "Geo. Darrah")
  • Age: 24
  • DOB: 4 Dec 1892
  • POB: Alcona Co., MI
  • Registration place: Douglas Co, WI
  • Address: P.O. Patzau, WI
  • Occupation: Hoop maker
  • Employer: O. McConnell of Patzau, WI
  • Single, tall, medium build, blue eyes, deep brown hair

I'm trying every route. Not having much luck in MI.

Mark 7/10/04
04-12 Brotherton, Chapados, Lemarquand

My paternal ancestors came to Carlton County, Minnesota from Paspebiac, Quebec sometime between 1881 - 1883, then moved to Duluth. Eventually, my great-grandparents moved to Superior, Wisconsin in Douglas County by 1901 (living on W. 4th, and then @ 5th Sts.) I'm looking for ANY information about them, and especially their children (7 were born between 1881 and 1900 - only three grew to adulthood).

Parents' names: John Adam Brotherton, Jr., and his wife, Mary Jane or Jane Lemarquand. Childrens' names: Howard, or John Howard, or John Joseph (called Howard) born 1881 in Pasbepiac; daughter Annie, born 1884 in Cloquet, MN, died between 1885 and 1901?; Mary or May, born July, 1887, and Charles Frederick, born July 31, 1889, both in Cloquet.

Census information from 1920 indicates that both sons were living in Superior, one working at a flour mill, the other at the ore docks. Father John Adam (died May, 1914) and youngest son Charles Frederick (died Novembe 6, 1943) are buried at St. Francis Cemetery, E. Superior, WI. (Do not know burial site for Charles Frederick). Charles Frederick married (Anne Chapados) and was living in Superior on 4th St. at the time of his son's birth, Joseph Milton Brotherton, March 30, 1927. It is possible that the sister, Mary (May?) was living in Spokane, Washington in 1943 at the time of her brother's death. Any and all information would be greatly appreciated!

Kim 7/03/04
04-11 McConnell

I'm trying to find more information on my dad's side of the family - McConnell

Andrew 7/03/04
04-10 Berg, Holmes

Looking for a marriage license look-up for Robert M BERG/Bernadine J HOLMES, married at St. Albans Episcopal Church in Superior in the mid to late 1930's. Any help appreciated. Thank you.
(Note: Julie now has the information she was looking for!)

Julie 6/12/04
04-9 Aune, Peterson

General information on birth, migration, death, and where buried.

Robyn 6/03/04
04-8 Brownlee, Martin, Stockman

Looking for family..

Michele 5/23/04
04-7 Reynolds

I have a Bible record that my relative, Flora REYNOLDS died 15 July 1927 in "Sunnyside". Could this be Sunnyside, WI. Any information on Flora Reynolds would be appreciated. Her father was Merritt Reynolds

Robert 5/07/04
04-6 Demuth, Hack, Leonard, Przyblo

John and Sophia DEMUTH operated the Red Lakes Resort in Minong WI. They are buried in the Douglas Co Cemetery at Wascott WI. John was born to Louis DEMUTH and Marharet HACK in Evansville Indiana on Oct 23 1906. John died in WI on 11-06-1978. His mother Margaret re-married to a Thomas Leonard after the death of Louis DEMUTH in Evansville IN, about 1917 and was last found in Chicago IL. .

Sophia was born Sophia Stella PRZYBYLO. She was born May 10 1909 and died May 21 2001 at Pleasent Ridge in Kenosha WI. Our family lost contact with them about 1953. I have been unable to find a death record for John DEMUTH who sometimes went by (Jack). John and Sophia were married in 1943 he was a Navy WW2 veteran. A death record for John or an Obit for John or Sophia surely needed.

Updated information: 5/9/04
John and Sophia DEMUTH are buried in the Wascott Cemetery. I have written to two funeral homes. Proko Funeral Home in Kenosha WI where Sophia was arranged and a Fischer Funeral Home in Douglas Go. Proko answered and said her body was removed to Douglas Co. No answer from the Fischer home. Could someone please check for an Obit for either Sophia or John Demuth owners of the Red Lakes Resort in Minong WI. Vital records in Douglas did not have a record for them.

Carl 5/07/04
04-5 Manson, Mansson

I am looking for information on Sven MANSON ( Mansson ) who lived in Superior Wisconsin in the late 1800s and eventually died there. There may have been an umlaut on the "a" in the name according to an old birth certificate I have for his son Oscar.

He was married to Johanna and had a son named Oscar born in 1890. He also had three other sons named Walter, Carl and William although William died at an early age while sledding.

Sven was a stonemason and then ran a bar in Superior. Any information would be appreciated.

Jim 4/22/04
04-4 Berg

John A. BERG 1858-1902, his wife Amelia C. Berg 1858-1925, buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Superior, WI. Children are A. Martin Berg, Albert A. Berg, Clarence M. Berg, Mae Berg, and Florence Berg.

Would appreciate any information regarding this Berg family, especially John or Amelia. They imigrated from Norway.

Albert C. Berg's children were Clifford, Florence, Helen, Doris (my mother), Eleanor, Fern, LeRoy (still living) and Faith Berg.

Jean 4/22/04
04-3 South Range WI I'm looking for any old pictures or stories about South Range, Wisconsin. Thank you. Nathaniel 4/18/04
04-2 Kenny, McGill Joseph Charlie McGILL and Ellen KENNY married 1887 settled in Superior and had 6 children Emmett, Irene , Ernest C, Eleanor, James W, Leon searching for their descendants. Thank you. John 4/9/04
04-1 Dahl, Solin Wonder if anyone could look for an obituary for Esther SOLIN. Birth- 1899, death 1930, buried at Graceland cemetery, So. Superior, WI. Parents, Syver & Karen DAHL. Esther was married to Walter E. Solin, who was born Feb. 5, 1894 & died Jan. 25, 1948. Esther was born in Blair, Trempealeau Co. WI. If both obits are found, would be great too. Thank you. Ellen 4/8/04