03 November 2014

Census Sunday #19 - 1900 US Census

This week, the census image is from the 1900 US census for Glenwood township, Winneshiek county, Iowa, page 1A. (full image)

On this page, my ancestors are on lines 37-40. Aslak LOVEN is cited as a 73 year old farmer who was born in June 1926 in Norway & immigrated in 1869, becoming a naturalized citizen later. He did own his own farm at the time of the census also. Aslak is cited as being married to his wife Anna for 43 years. Anna is cited as a 76 year old woman who was born in June 1928 in Norway. She was cited as the mother of 7 children, all living in 1900. (I think that was a mis-communication as I have evidence supporting only 6 children, which includes a family photo.) For children that were still living at home, there was Ole and Hannah. Ole was cited as a 32 year old farm laborer that was born in March 1868 in Norway. Hannah was cited as a 26 year old servant who was born in Oct 1873 in Iowa. Everybody in the family was able to read, but Aslak was the only one not cited as able to write or speak English.

The other families on this page are:

  • Lines 1-6: John HOGAN along with his wife Anne, 3 sons (Frank, John, and Leonard), and 1 daughter (Genevieve?)
  • Lines 7-10: Chr ENGIN? along with his wife Hilda Marie and 2 sons (Clarence and Alfred)
  • Lines 11-14: Jacob HOVE along with his wife Julia and a son (Conrad)
  • Lines 15-19: Tho CONNOR along with his wife Mary, 2 sons (Edward and Thomas), and a daughter (Anna)
  • Lines 20-26: Peter RYAN along with his wife Theresa, 4 sons (James, Edward, Joseph, and Charles L), and a daughter (Catherine)
  • Lines 27-36: Sarah CURTIS along with 5 daughters (Margaret, Mary, Sarah, Jane, and Rose) and 4 sons (Cornelius, Edward, Daniel, and Peter)
  • Lines 41-47: Anton BOLSON along with his wife Anne, 4 sons (Carl M, Galanan?, Benjamin, and Julius), and 1 daughter (Emma T)
  • Lines 48-49: C. O. SOREIDE along with his servant James LURUON?

24 August 2014

Census Sunday #18 - 1865 Norway

This week's census image is from the 1865 Norwegian census. (full image)

This page includes my great-great grandmother Bertha (LYSTAD) LOVEN, her mother (Anna) and 1/2 sister (Marthea), and her paternal grandparents, along with some of their children. I got the image from digitalarkivet.no and the translation was done by a lady at the Decorah Genealogy Association in Decorah, Iowa.

Going down the family as the image shows, there is Ole Christofersen (50), his wife Barbro Amundsdatter (49), their son Christian Olsen (15), another son Anton Olsen (11), a third son Lauritz Olsen (9), a daughter Dina Olsdatter (5), Ole & Barbro's daughter-in-law Anne Andersdatter (29), Anne's daughter Marthea Olsdatter (9), and Anne's daughter Berthe (2).

It's known that Ole & Barbro had at least 1 more son that's not shown in this image (Bertha's father).

27 July 2014

Census Sunday #17 - Winneshiek county, Iowa - 1940

I've been having some computer problems lately & as a result haven't been able to blog. Here's to getting back into it though.

This week's image is page 3B of the 1940 US Census for Glenwood township, Winneshiek county, Iowa. (full image)
My great-great grandparents and the children that were living with them are on lines 48-51. John LOVEN is cited as a 77 year old farmer who was born in Norway. He owned his farm, which was valued at $5000.
His wife Mary (first name Bertha) is cited as a 75 year old woman who was born in Norway. Their son Melvin (first name Adolph) is cited as a 50 year old carpenter who did "private work" and had made $864 in wages or salary. Julius is cited as a 42 year old farmer working of his own accord. (I suspect that John & Julius were working together on the family farm.) The entire family was living in the same house in 1935.

The other families on the page are:

  • Lines 41-44: Ruth ODDEN (wife of the last person on page 3A) along with 2 sons (Custis and John Raymond) and a daughter Evelyn
  • Lines 45-47: Wilheim KESSEL along with his wife Inez and his daughter Margaret
  • Lines 52-57: Olaus BERGE along with his wife Sophie, 3 sons (Walter, Norman, and Otto), and a daughter (Stella)
  • Lines 58-60: Maria NELSON along with a son (Clarence) and a daughter (Nora)
  • Lines 61-64: Conrad VICK along with his wife Grace and 2 sons (Duane and Garg sp?)
  • Lines 65-67: Adolph HAGEN along with his wife Myrtle and a son (Dean)
  • Lines 68-75: Loren SMITH along with his wife Florence, 2 sons (Norman and Earl), and 4 daughters (Mary, Darlyne, Rita, and Kathryn)
  • Lines 76-79: Norman BRYNSAAS sp? along with his wife Mae, a daughter (Nancy), and his father Hans
  • Line 80: Lena HANSON (widowed woman)

15 June 2014

Cenus Sunday #16 - 1930 US Census

This week, the census image is from the 1930 US Census. It's page 2B from the census for Glenwood township, Winnehsiek county, Iowa. (full image)
My great-great grandparents & their family are on the lines 72-76. It cites John LOVEN as being a 67 year old married farmer who owns his own farm and was born in Norway. It cites him as coming to the US in 1870 (close) and as being a naturalized citizen at the time of the census. His wife Bertha is cited as being a 65 year old woman who was also born in Norway. She is cited as immigrating in 1872. At the time of the census, the couple had 3 sons living at home Adolph "Melvin" (40), Julius (35), and Roy (27). All 3 were single men at the time and all were born in Iowa. Melvin was a carpenter, Julius a farm laborer, and Roy was a laborer on county roads.

I'm also related to 1 other family on this census page. Lines 80-83 contains the family of my great-grandma's sister Hildegarde and their mother in the same household. Hildegarde (first name Alma from other information) is cited as being a 34 year old married woman who was born in Iowa. Her husband Perdy BLEGAN (first name starts with a G from what I've gathered elsewhere) is cited as being a 31 year old farmer who owns his own farm and was born in Texas to parents born in Iowa. Their daughter Eloise is cited as a 17 month old, who was born in Iowa. Anna HENDRICKSON (short for Andrine), Hildegarde's mother, is cited as a 64 year old widow who was born in Iowa to parents born in Norway.

The other families shown on the page are:

  • Lines 51-52: Oliver H and Albert J. Sons from the family at the end of the previous page (2A)
  • Lines 53-57: George ROGEN along with his wife Rubie A, a son (Jasper N), a daughter (Evalan?), and his father John
  • Lines 58-64: Albert ONSAGER along with his wife Ida, 2 daughters (Martha M and Ethel R), and 3 sons (Norman, Arnold I, and Oscar O)
  • Lines 65-68: Ole NELSON along with his wife Marie, a son (Clearance), and a daughter (Nora C)
  • Lines 69-71: Anderew A ANDERSON along with his wife Metta and a daughter Julia
  • Line 77: Melvin BLEGAN
  • Lines 78-79: Edward MOEN along with his wife Dina
  • Line 84: Martha N HAGEN, a widow
  • Lines 85-91: Gilbert N RAMSEY along with his wife Olga, 2 sons (Norman O and Raymond O), and 3 daughters (Gertrude A, Grace O, and Dorrie)
  • Lines 92-95: Julius INDVICK along with his mother Bertha, a servant (Florence STEEL), and a boarder (Milford HENDRICKSON*)
  • Lines 96-99: Rudolf RUEN along with his wife Marie N and 2 daughters (Mildred I and Leona O)
  • Line 100: Albert HAGEN (possibly more of his family on the next page (3A)
* Possibly the son of Andrine "Ann" HENDRICKSON and brother of Hildegarde BLEGAN (both above)

08 June 2014

Census Sunday #15 - 1920 US Census

This week, the image I'm posting is page 3A of the 1920 US Census for Glenwood township, Winneshiek county, Iowa. (full image)
This page includes my great-great grandparents and their family on lines 33-40. John LOVEN is cited as a 38 year old married farmer, who was born in Norway. He was able to read and write, immigrated in 1868, and was naturalized in 1880. His wife Berte "Mary" was a 55 year old woman, who was also born in Norway. She was also able to read and write, immigrated in 1871, and was naturalized in 1886 (possibly mis-cited as she and John were married in 1887.) John and Mary had 6 children living at home at the time the census was taken. All of them were born in Iowa and none of them had attended school since 1 Sep 1919. The children at home were: (Adolph) Melvin, aged 31; Carl, aged 26; Julius, aged 28; Anga, aged 22; (Hannah) Violet, aged 20; and Roy, aged 16.

The other families on the page are:

  • Line 1: Hayward EVENRUD the 4 year old son of the last family on the previous page (2B)
  • Lines 2-7: George H RUEN along with his wife Dorthea, a daughter (Ida), 2 sons (Oliver and Albert), and his father-in-law (Olaus SCHJOLL)
  • Lines 8-10: Theodore RUEN along with 2 of his sisters (Gustava and Mina)
  • Lines 11-12: Herbert O SCHOLL and his wife Josephine
  • Lines 13-14: John R HAGEN along with his wife Mathilde
  • Lines 15-19: Rudolph RUEN along with his wife Marie, a son (Howard), and 2 sons (Mildred and Leona)
  • Lines 20-26: Emil LIVESIND along with his wife Minnie and 5 sons (Olaf, Milford, Clarence, William, and Earnest)
  • Lines 27-30: John ROGEN along with 2 sons (Albert and George) and a daughter-in-law (Hilga)
  • Lines 31-32: Melvin Blegen along with his mother Anna
  • Lines 41-46: Erich LOREIDA along with his wife Petrine, 2 sons (Lewis and Rudolph), and 2 daughters (Amelia and Olga)
  • Lines 47-48: Theodore ANDERSON along with his brother Albert
  • Lines 49-50: John HILL along with his wife Helvina

01 June 2014

Census Sunday #14 - 1910 US Census

This week, the image I'm posing is page 8B of the 1910 US Census for Glenwood township, Winneshiek county, Iowa. (full image)
My great-great grandparents and their family are on lines 75-83. John LOVEN is cited as a 47 year old man, who's been married for 24 years. He was a farmer, who owned his own farm, was able to read and write, and was born in Norway. His wife Berte "Mary" is cited as a 45 year old woman, who was the mother of 8 (all living). She was able to read and write and was also born in Norway. John and Mary still had 5 children living at home at the time the census was taken, who had all attended school since 1 Sept 1909 and were all born in Iowa. The children on the page are: Carl, a 17 year old boy;  Julius, a 14 year old boy; Anga, a 12 year old girl; Violet (Hannah), an 11 year old girl; and Roy, a 6 year old boy. A laborer named Henry FOSTINE (sp?) was also cited as living with the family. Henry was a 34 year old, single man, who was working as a laborer doing odd jobs. Henry was also born in Norway and able to read and write.

The other families on this page are:

  • Lines 51-59: John A MOE along with his wife Cornelia O, 4 sons (Arthur O, Chester M, Gerhard V, and Henry C.), 2 daughters (Henrietta A and Amelia R), and a housegirl (Elle BERGE)
  • Lines 60-63: John S LYSTAD along with his wife Bertha S, a houseman (Lenord WILLIAMS), and a hired girl (Alga MOEN)
  • Lines 64-67: Melvin BLEGEN along with his mother (Anna) and 2 sisters (S charlette and Luella)
  • Lines 68-74: Ole NELSON along with his wife Maria, 2 sons (Adolphe and Henry C), and 3 daughters (Matilda F, Olga L, Nora C)
  • Lines 83-84: John C ASK along with his wife Threna
  • Lines 85-87: Charlie HANSTENGS (sp?) along with his wife Julia and a daughter (Inez B)
  • Line 88: Hellen MOEN
  • Lines 89-95: Olas RUEN along with his wife Amanda, 3 sons (Lawwrence, Olgen C, and Adolph W), a daughter (Eleanor H.C), and his mother Carrie
  • Lines 96-100: Edward MOEN along with his wife Dina, 2 daughters (Emma H and Stella O), and a son (Berthold D)

25 May 2014

Census Sunday #13 - 1880 US Census

The page this week is from the 1880 US Census for Glenwood township, Winnehsiek county, Iowa and is page 1. (full image)
The family I'm related to on this page is an lines 25-32. Aslak OLSON (LOVEN) is cited as being a 53 year old, married man, who is a Norwegian born farmer. Anna is cited as being his 51 year old wife, who was also born in Norway and is "keeping house" for employment. Sarah (or Sigrid), their daughter, is cited as a 19 year old, single woman, who was born in Norway and is a domestic servant. John, their son, is cited as being a 17 year old, single man, who was born in Norway and is a farm laborer and who has attended school in the previous year. Metta, their daughter, is cited as being a 15 year old girl, who was born in Norway & has not attended school in the previous year. Ole is cited as being a 12 year old boy, who was born in Norway and had attended school during the previous year. Hannah is cited as a 9 year old girl, who was born in Iowa and had attended school. The youngest Nels is cited as a 7 year old boy, who was born in Iowa and had attended school.

The rest of the families on the page are:

  • Lines 1-9: Ole ROCKSWOLD along with his wife Aime, 3 sons (George, Carl, and Theodore), and 4 daughters (Mathilda, Emma, Manda, and Hilda.
  • Lines 10-12: Ole KIRKEBY along with his farm hand Peter FROKOK? and a housekeeper (Amia FROKOK?
  • Lines 13-24: Knute JOHNSON along with his wife Herbet, 8 daughters (Maria, Tina, Eliza, Mina, Aima, Emma, Julia, and Hilda), and 2 sons (George and Herming)
  • Lines 33-34: John SKIME along with his wife Nicoline
  • Lines 35-36: Nilson JOHNSON along with his wife Jeanette
  • Lines 37-38: Ole A BERGH along with his mother Helen
  • Lines 39-44: Sigqurt? WEBJONSSEN? along with 2 sons (Carl and Paul), his parents (Webjom and Lena), and his brother (Helmer)

21 May 2014

Census Sunday #12 - 1870 Census

The image for this week (although late) is from the 1870 Census for Glenwood township, Winneshiek couty, Iowa and is page 15. (full image)
The family I'm descended from is on lines 15-20. This is before they switched to using their farm name however.

Aslag OLESON is cited as being a 44 year old farm laborer from Norway. His wife Anna is cited as beign a 42 year old woman whose occupation is keeping house. Their oldest Sarah (or Sigrid) is cited as being a 10 year old girl who is "at home" and can't read or write. Their other children cited are John, age 8; Martha (Metta), age 6; and Ole, age 2. The entire family at the time had been born in Norway.

The other families on the page are: (In parenthesis are age and gender)
  • Lines 1-3: (continued from the previous page) Anetta HANSON (6 F) along with Hans (16 M) and Christian (3 M)
  • Lines 4-8: Ole STENESON (30 M) along with Gunver? (49 F), Julia (12 F), Nels (8 M), and Henry (4M)
  • Lines 9-14: Hans E FLOM (32 M) along with Margarita (44 F), Martha (14 F), Elling (11 M), Eric (10 M), and Sernen (9 M)
  • Lines 21-30: Michael BURKE (64 M) along with Anna (64 F), Terence (26 M), Jamie (24 M), Mary (23 F), Bridget (20 F), Margaret (19 F), Anna (18 F), Catherine (16 F), and Michael (11 M)
  • Lines 31-34: Esther FULLER (36 F) along with Harriet (23 F), Lucinda (17 F), and Asa (10 M)
  • Lines 35-37: Alfred S FULLER (23 M) along with Jane E (20 F) and Alice (2 F)
  • Lines 38-40: John ERICSON (54 M) along with Peter (23 M) and Hans (20 M)
As for the relatives on this page (above), I do realize that this census page doesn't cite the family relationships. However, I included them for clarity and I have other sources (see the included links above) that do provide the relationships.

11 May 2014

Census Sunday #11 - 1865 Norway

This will be my first post with a census image from a country other then the US. It's the 1865 Norwegian census for Aurland, Sogn og Fjordane. (full image)
I've added the translations & notes. I used Google translate for translating.
The Norwegian census does it a little differently here where you can only see the 1 family. It has Aslak & Anna (Anne) as the parents. Then their children: Johannes "John", Sigrid "Sarah", & Metta.

The image shows where I searched to find the image (digitalarkivet).

04 May 2014

Census Sunday #10 - 1900 US Census

The image this week if from the 1900 US Census, page 6A for Glenwood township, Winneshiek county, Iowa. (full image)
The family I'm descended from is on lines 46-50. Martin HENDERSON is cited as a 35 year old married man, who was born in Dec 1864 in Iowa to parents who were both born in Norway. Martin was a farmer who owned his own farm, although it was mortgaged at the time, & was literate. His wife Andrine is cited as a 34 year old married woman, who was born in Aug 1865 in Iowa to parents who were both born in Norway. She was literate & the mother of 3 (all living at that time.) She & Martin had been married for 7 years when the census was taken. Their daughter Clarisa is cited as a 6 year old girl, who was born in Oct 1893 in Iowa. She had attended 2 months of school in 1900 & was able to read & speak English. Hildegard is cited as Martin's 4 year old daughter, who was born in Oct 1895 in Iowa. Synneva is cited as Martin's 8 month old daughter, who was born in Sep 1899 in Iowa.

The other families in this census are:

  • Lines 1-4: Olaus REUR (sp?) along with his wife Amanda, his mother Kari, & a daughter (Dina)
  • Lines 5-6: Heluri (sp?) MOEN along with his daughter Marie
  • Lines 7-11: Mathias SIVESIND along with 2 sons (Claus & Inge*) & 2 daughters (Gina & ?lina)
  • Lines 12-23: G.O. BLEGAN along with his wife Anne, 4 sons (August, George, Melvin, & Hellmer), 4 daughters (Emma, Emilie, Charlotte, & Luella), a wife (of Hellmer I believe named Hannah), & a son (of Helmer I believe named Turdy)
  • Lines 24-28: Siri STAR along with her husband Peter, 2 daughters (Andrine & Dina), & a son (Anton P)
  • Lines 29-32: J.C. ASK along with his wife Trine & 2 daughters (Sophia & Olga)
  • Lines 33-40: Ole NILSON along with his wife Marie, 3 sons (Carl, Adolph, & Henry), a daughter (Matilde), & Berthe EVENRUD (cited as his mother, she may be Marie's mother)
  • Lines 41-45: Nels EVENRUD along with his wife Emma, 2 daughters (Lilian & Evelin), & a boarder (Ragnid? ANDERSON)

27 April 2014

Census Sunday #9 1920 US Census

This week the image I'm doing is from the 1920 US Census. This is page 1A for Glenwood township, Winneshiek county, Iowa. (full image)


The families I'm descended from in this image is on lines 17-19 & lines 29-30.

Henry R LOVEN is shown as a 29 year old married man who was born in Iowa to parents who were both born in Norway. He was a farmer who owned his own farm & was able to read, write, & speak English. His wife, Clarissa (Clarisse on this census) is shown as being a 26 year old woman who was born in Iowa. She also was able to read, write, & speak English. Their son Lloyd is cited as being 1 year 5 months old (17 months) and born in Iowa.

Ole A LOVEN is shown as being a 51 year old married man who was born in Norway & immigrated in 1869. It also shows that he's a naturalized citizen who became a citizen in 1880. He's also shown as being a farmer who owns his own farm & is able to read, write, & speak English. His wife Ingeborg is shown as being a 51 year old woman who was also born in Norway. She immigrated in 1873(187?) & became a citizen in 1880. (I'm guessing her dad became a citizen in 1880, because she didn't marry Ole until 1910.) She was also able to read, write, & speak English.

The other families on this census page are:

  • Lines 1-4: Lars A LEE along with his wife Julia, a son (Arthur O), & a daughter-in-law (Arla)
  • Lines 5-9: Otto DAHLEN along with his wife Emilia, a daughter (Gladys), a son (One sp?), & his mother Ingri
  • Lines 10-14: Andrew DAHLEN along with his wife Dora, 2 daughters (Marlys & Esther), & a don (Alexander)
  • Lines 15-16: Mike  DONAHUE along with a brother (John)
  • Lines 20-27: Andrew JOHNSON along with his wife Anna, a son (Julian), 3 daughters (Ruth, Myrtle, & Arla), his mother-in-law Randi ONSAGER, and a brother (Theodore JOHNSON)
  • Line 28: Thowald KIKEBY living alone
  • Lines 31-40: Ben SKAIM along with his wife Olivia, a step-son (Josef), 5 daughters (Minnie, Louisa, Anna, Emma, & Lilian), & 2 sons (Oscar & Melvin)
  • Lines 41-44: John SKAIM along with his wife Martha, a son (Joseph), & a daughter (Olga).
  • Lines 45-50: Peter VANGEN along with his wife Jorgine (sp?), 3 daughters (Ralna?, Celia, & Ellen), & a son (Palmer)

06 April 2014

Census Sunday #8

This weeks census image actually requires 3 images to get the information on the individual people. They're from the 1925 Iowa state census. (image 1) (image 2) (image 3) Although it doesn't say, these pages are for Glenwood township, Winneshiek county.
This page has things like relationship to head, gender, race, age, marital status, & literacy

This page has place of birth as well as names & places of birth for parents.

This page shows military service, occupation, & church affiliation.

The family from these images I'm descended from is on lines 64-67. It shows Henry Loven as a 34 year old man who has spent his whole life in Iowa. It also cites Henry as having attended grade school through the 8th grade & able to read and write. He is shown to be the son of John & Mary (LYSTAD) LOVEN, who were both born in Norway. It also shows that John & Mary were married in Iowa. It also shows, on the lines for both Lloyd & Orval, that Henry & Clarissa were also married in Iowa. Henry is shown as having no military service, but is cited as being engaged in "agricultural pursuits" (he was a farmer).

The census cites Clarissa as a 31 year old woman (& wife of Henry) who has also spent her whole life in Iowa. Clarissa is cited as also attending grade school through the 8th grade & also of being able to read & write. She is shown as being the daughter of Martin & Andrine (EVENRUD) HENDRICKSON, who were both born in Norway. Martin & Andrine are shown as being married in Iowa. Clarissa is cited as "engaged in domestic and Personal Services" on the census.

Lloyd is cited as being the 6 year old son of Henry & Clarissa. Lloyd is cited as having attended grade school through 1st grade & can't read or write yet.

Orval is cited as the 4 year old son of Henry & Clarissa. Orval is also (not surprisingly) cited as having not attended school at all yet. The family is cited as being Protestant (Lutheran to be exact.)

There is one other family on these images I'm related to on lines 89-90. Ole LOVEN is cited as a 56 year old man who was born in Norway, has been in the US for 46 years, & Iowa for 45 years. He attended grade school through the 6th grade & is able to read & write. Ole is cited as being the son of Aslak & Anna (SKAIM) LOVEN, both of whom were also born in Norway. Aslak & Anna are also cited as being married in Norway. Ole is cited as having no military services & like his nephew above as being engaged in "agricultural pursuits" (he was also a farmer). Ole's wife Emma (short for Ingeborg) is cited as being a 54 year old woman who was born in Iowa & has been in Iowa for 45 years. She also attended grade school through 6th grade & can read & write. She is cited as the daughter of Halvor & Asper (GORDON) ENGRAV, both of whom were born in Norway. Halvor & Asper (or Asberg) were also married in Norway. Emma is cited as  "engaged in domestic and Personal Services." The family is cited as being Protestant.

The other families on these census pages are:

  • Lines 61-63 are contined from the previous set of pages & have a son Ora DAHLEN, a daughter Opel M DAHLEN, & the head's mother Ingrid DAHLEN.
  • Lines 68-76:  Edmund BORSETH along with his wife (Ora), 4 daughters (Mildred, Lena, Viola?, & Norma), 2 sons (one name I can't read & Melvin), and a brother-in-law (Earnest STEELE)
  • Lines 77-83: Erich STEPHENS along with his wife (Regina), 2 sons (one I can't read & Arthur), & 3 daughters (Selma, Anna, & Marrha*)
  • Lines 84-87: Julius PETERSON along with his wife (Lena), a son (Lenoard?), & a daughter (Lorra?)
  • Line 88: Thorwald KIRKEBY
* Marrha may be Martha, but if so, the T wasn't crossed


23 March 2014

Census Sunday #7

This week's census image is from the 1940 US Census for St. Charles, Winona county, Minnesota, page 6B. (full image)
I am directly related to the family on lines 53-61. Lucy STEVENS (maiden Lucy Elizabeth MARKS) is my great-great grandmother. The census shows Lucy as a 62 year old  widow who finished 7th grade & was born in New York & was living in the same house in 1935. Her son Noah Lee (nickname "Jack"*) is listed as a 38 year old single man, born in Minnesota who finished 8th grade. Noah is also listed as a farm laborer who was living in the same house in 1935. Joseph E "Joe" is listed as a 25 year old single man, born in Minnesota who finished 8th grade. Joe* is also listed as a blacksmith who was living in rural Olmsted county, Minnesota in 1935 (Olmsed county is the next county to the west of Winona county.) Donald is listed as a 23 year old single man, born in Minnesota who finished all 4 years of high school. Donald (nickname "Sam"*) was a farm laborer who was living in the same house in 1935. Lucy E is listed as a 19 year old, born in Minnesota who finished all 4 years of high school. Lucy (nickname "Bob"*) is listed as a library assistant in a school who was living in the same house in 1935. Rhoda ROEDER (nickname "Toots"*) is listed as a 27 year old married woman (the M is crossed out though, so possibly going through a divorce or widowed), born in Minnesota who was living in the same house in 1935. Rhoda  David A ROEDER (likely son of Rhoda) is listed as a 1 year old who was born in Minnesota. Hazel L AMOS# is listed as a 18 year old born in Minnesota who finished all 4 years of high school & was living in Rural Olmsted county, Minnesota in 1935. Velva B AMOS# is listed as a 16 year old, born in Minnesota who had finished the first year of high school & was living in rural Olmsted county, Minnesota in 1935.

The other families on this census page are:

  • Lines 41-44: continued from the previous page: Carol L & Marlys H LISKOW alsong with Mavolette R & Gary A LEFERNIK
  • Line 45: blank
  • Lines 46-49: Theodore FRISCK along with his wife Edna L, a daughter Sara Grace, & a lodger Marguerite P DAILY
  • Lines 50-52: Vernon R FLINT along with his wife Barbara F & a son Philip W
  • Lines 62-64: Harvey E SMITH along with his wife Arvilda M & a daughter Sonia K
  • Lines 65-66: Robert P RANDALL along with his wife Johanna M
  • Lines 67-69: John J WAWEILER along with his wife Della O & a daughter Margaret C
  • Lines 70-73: Msgr Joseph E MADDEN along with 2 lodgers (Fr. Thomas E DUANE & Eugene SCHOMMER) & a housekeeper Mary FLYNN
  • Lines 74-77: Gale B PATTERSON along with his wife Magie A & 2 sons (John F & Gerald S)
  • Line 78: Clifford RENDERNICK
  • Lines 79-80: John SMALL along with his wife Rose H


* All nicknames are from Joe's daughter Mary.
# I currently have no clues as to who any of the parents of Hazel & Velva are. As of 12 April 2014 I have evidence that the parents of Hazel & Velva are Olewein & Alma (STEVENS) AMOS. Alma being the daughter of the Lucy that's the head of the household.

16 March 2014

Census Sunday #6

This week's census image is from the 1910 US Census for Belle Plaine, Scott county, Minnesota on page 6A. (full image)
I am directly related to 2 of the household on this census page. The first family is my great-greatgrandparents on lines 14-19. This census shows C. W. OLDENBURG (I have him as Charles William in my records, but he's of German heritage so it could be either 2 middle names, or a mistake somewhere) as a 52 year old, who was born in Minnesota to German immigrants, & whose been married to his wife for 26 years. "Own income" is listed under occupation, but I'm unsure of what that means. His wife Lena (Wilhelmina) is shown as being a 44 year old woman, who was born in Minnesota of German immigrants & is the mother of 6 children (4 still living.) Lena (daughter nickname for Wilhelmina) is shown as a 23 year old widow & mother of 1 child (location unknown at this time). Arnie (Arnold) is shown as a 21 year old laborer who is "working out." Alma is shown as a 13 year old who has attended school in the past year. Edwin BENDER is shown as the grandson of Charles, aged 1 & born in Minnesota. The other child not listed with the family is my great-grandmother Mary, who is a few families down on the same page with her husband.

The second family I'm related to is my great-grandparents on lines 32-36. Fred BLUME (his first name is Louis) is shown as a 38 year old engineer working on steam engines who was born in Minnesota to German immigrants & has been married to his wife for 4 years. Mary is shown as 25 year old mother of 3 who was born in Minnesota. The children in the family are: Loren (4 year old boy), Lester (2 year old boy), & Erwin (6 month old boy).

The other families on the page are:

  • Lines 1-4: a continuation of the family at the end of the previous page. It has 1 son (Thomas), 2 daughters (Mary & Ellen) & 1 servant (Bridget MURPHY)
  • Lines 5-13: H. K. HOLSTE (sp?) along with his wife (Johanna), 2 daughters (Rosey & Mildred), 4 sons (Julius, Walter, Arthur, & Victor), & a lodger (Julius REDANKE)
  • Lines 20-25: Paul BUETOW along with his wife (Louisa W) & 3 sons (Gustaf, Herman, & William)
  • Lines 26-28: Anna FEIDER along with a daughter (Adelalide) & a son (Leo)
  • Lines 29-31: Martin SCHMITT along with a son (Frank) & a daughter (Mary)
  • Lines 37-38: Charles GRAGERT along with his wife Henrietta (possible parents of Lena OLDENBURG on line 7)
  • Lines 39-44: Frank RIHL along with his wife (Leona), 2 sons (Raymond & Christian) & a daughter (Angela)
  • Lines 45-47: Fred VOIGT along with his wife (Johanna) & a son (August)
  • Line 48: John MILLBON (sp?)
  • Lines 49-50: Anna NEWELL along with a daughter (Mary) (possibly continued on the next page

24 February 2014

Census Sunday #5

I almost forgot this week. Also, I'm not likely to make a post next Sunday as I'll be out of town visiting a friend.

This week's census image is from the 1930 US Census for Glenwood township, Winneshiek county, Iowa, page 6B. (full image)

On this image, my relatives are on lines 63-65. It has my great grandparents Henry & Clarissa LOVEN & their family at the time. This census shows Henry as being a 39 year old county supervisor. It shows Henry as having married at the age of 26 & being born in Iowa to parents that were born in Norway. He is also on the farm schedule. His wife Clarissa (misspelled as Clarisse) is shown as being a 36 year old woman, who married at 23 & was born in Iowa to parents who were also born in Iowa. Their oldest child Lloyd is shown as being 11, born in Iowa, & having attended school. Orval (mispelled as Orvall) is shown as being 9, born in Iowa, & having attended school.

The other families in the image:

  • Lines 51-55: a contination of a family from the previous page. It has 2 sons Harrie & Lester, 2 daughters Grace & Inez, & the head's mother Marie
  • Lines 56-59: Helmer HOTVEDT along with his brother Adolph, his sister Katehrine, & his mother Anna
  • Lines 60-62: Ole Morken along with his wife Hurtrud & a daugther Selma
  • Lines 67-70: Otto DAHLEN along with his wife Emelia, a son Ooe (sp?), & a daughter Marion
  • Lines 71-77: Alex DAHLEN along with his wife Henrietta, 2 daughters Phyllis & Lila, his son Arnold, his father Andrew, & his mother Ingeline
  • Lines 78-87: Frank DREW along with his wife May; 6 sons Francis, Cyril, Harold, Lawrence, & Paul; & 2 daughters Lewine & Pearl
  • Lines 88-92: Fred SMORSTAD along with his wife Betsey, a son Orval, a daughter Bernic, & a brother Joseph
  • Lines 93-94: Arthur BRYNESER (sp?) along with his wife Alma
  • Lines 95-99: Morrie SAMPSON along with his wife Anna & 3 sons Weston, Gavin, & Lester
  • Line 100: Alvin HUSELY (sp?)

17 February 2014

Census Sunday #4

I'm sorry for posting this late. I'll try to do a better job remembering next week.

This census image is from the 1940 US census for Glenwood township, Winneshiek county, Iowa, page 7A. It's the 2nd half from my family last week. (full image)

This page shows my grandpa Orval & his sister Vivian. (Orval was misspelled on the census.) Orval is shown as being 19, having graduated from high school, & having been working as a farm laborer. Vivian is shown as being 7 & having attended school, although it appears like she was in her first year of school at the time.

The other families on this census page:
  • Lines 3-4: Arthur GROTH & his wife LaVerle
  • Lines 5-9: Rognwald (sp?) JACOBSEN, his wife Johanna, & 3 sons (Carsten, Kenneth, & Robert)
  • Lines 10-13: Ole RAMSEY, his brother Carl, his sister Edna KNUTSON, & his niece Lorraine KNUTSON
  • Lines 14-16: Eiwan HAMMERSNESS (sp?), his wife Isabel, & his step-son Eric STEVIE
  • Lines 17-19: Hildor OLSON, his wife Anna, & his son Curtis
  • Lines 20-23: Ole N SAND, his wife Beret Louise, & 2 sons (Arthur & Vernon)
  • Lines 24-26: Albert KERN, his wife Margie, & his daughter Charmaine
  • Lines 27-31: Oliver TESLOW, his wife Ida, 2 daughters (Donna Lou & Romana), & a son Wendell
  • Lines 32-35: Ben SKIEM, his wife Olive, & 2 sons (Oscar & Melvin)
  • Lines 36-40: Joe RYAN, his wife Locetta, 2 daughters (Mary Jane & Shirley Ann), & a son James 

09 February 2014

Cenus Sunday #3

This census image is from the 1940 US census for Glenwood township, Winnesheik county, Iowa page 6B. (Full image)
This census image shows the first part of the family of my great-grandparents Henry & Clarissa LOVEN (even though all 3 children were born by then) on lines 78-80. My grandpa (Orval) & the youngest (Vivian) are at the top of the next page, which I'll try to remember to make my post for next week.

The information shown on this page says that Henry was 49 at the time, completed all 4 years of high school, was born in Iowa, did work (& not for in a government emergency job) the last week of March, & that he operated a filling station. He was also on the farm schedule. The family is also shown as living in the same house in 1940 as they were in 1935. This page also shows that Clarissa (Clarisse) was 46, didn't go pass 8th grade, was born in Iowa, & was working in her own home. Lloyd is shown as being 21 (he didn't marry until 1956), single, finished 3 years of high school, & was working as a farm laborer (I'd assume on his parent's farm.)

The other families on this census page are:

  • Lines 41-45: Juel MOE & his wife Edna, a son Ernest, & 2 daughters Marcella & Eileen (Edna also happens to be my 1st cousin 3X removed)
  • Lines 46-49: Joseph CARLSBORG & his wife Lillian, a daughter Arlene, & a son Lester
  • Lines 50-51: John KALLESTAD & his mother Bertha
  • Lines 52-54: Herschel LENON & his wife Amanda along with a son Alden
  • Lines 55-56: Ida BERGE & her son Joseph
  • Lines 57-62: Joseph TANGEN & his wife Cora, a son Junir Carroll, 2 daughters Iola & Iona, & his mother Pauline
  • Lines 63-64: Lars A LEE & his wife Julia
  • Lines 65-68: Peter ROCKSVOLD & his wife Ida, a son Derwin, & a daughter Iona
  • Lines 69-70: Fletcher WHALLEN, Jr. & his wife Harriet
  • Lines 71-73: Andrew JOHNSON, a co-operator named Helmer BLEGAN & Helmer's wife Hannah
  • Lines 74-77: Otto DAHLEN & his wife Melia, a son Obie, & a daughter Marian

02 February 2014

Anders & Karine (NELSON) EVENRUD

Anders THORSTENSEN EVENRUD (see more on the naming pattern here) was born in July 1829 in Norway.

Karine NELSON was born Oct 1832 in Norway.

I currently have no information on the marriage of Anders & Karine, however, I suspect that it took place in Iowa as the 2 may not have been born in the same area of Norway. I do, however, know from the 1900 US Census that Karine was the mother of 12 children (4 I have no information on outside of this though). For the children where I do have information they had Thorvald (son) on 20 Sep 1859 (source), Pernille (daughter?) on 31 Aug 1863 (source) who died by 1870, Andrine (daughter) 9 Aug 1865, Nils (son) 3 Mar 1867 (source), Theoline (daughter) on 11 Nov 1868 (source), Caroline (daughter) in May 1870, Christine (daughter) about 1872, & Maria (daughter) about 1874.

I have no information on the deaths of either Ander or Karine at this time.

I do have the family on the following censuses:

  • 1860 US Census, page 181, Glenwood twp, Winnesheik cty, IA
  • 1870 US Census, page 16, Glenwood twp, Winnesheik cty, IA
  • 1880 US Census, page 12, Glenwood twp, Winnesheik cty, IA
  • 1885 Iowa Census, pages 17 and 18, Glenwood twp, Winnesheik cty
  • 1900 US Census, page 10A, Glenwood twp, Winnesheik cty, IA

Census Sunday #2 - 1860 Glenwood twp, Winneshiek cty, IA, pg 181


This post is a little bit earlier in the day then I'll normally post, I have a few plans that'll take up most of the day though, so I'm making sure I don't forget.

This census image is from the 1860 US Census for Glenwood township, Winneshiek county, Iowa on page 181. (full image)
Winneshiek county townships (source)
As you can see in the above map, Glenwood township is directly east of Decorah & Decorah township.

This is the first census I'm posting with a direct ancestor on it. Starting on line 30 is the family (at the time) of my gggg grandparents Anders Thorstensen & Karine EVENRUD. At this point, it looks like the family was still using Anders's patronimocial name from Norway. Anders (Andrew aged 32) is shown with his wife Karine (Caroline aged 26) & the oldest of their children (to the best of my knowledge) Thorvald (Torwell aged 0). Anders was a farmer, whose real estate property (I'm assuming he owned his farm from this) was worth $640 & whose personal estate was worth $100. Using an inflation calculator from davemanuel.com, in 2013 dollars that's about $17,000 real estate & about $2,000 for his personal estate.

The other family on this census page:
  • Line 1 - Asa FULLER aged 0 with the rest of his family on the previous page.
  • Lines 2-5 - Archibald CARY a farmer living Julia (likely his wife), Deborah (likely his daughter), & son George (likely his son).
  • Lines 6-11 - Sarah E SMITH, was living with a farmer & sawyer named Henry (likely her son) along with William (same jobs), Robert, & John (all likely sons) & Mary E (likely daughter).
  • Lines 12-20 - James CRANDELL, a farmer was living with Almeda (likey wife); 3 likely sons named Dwight, Lorenzo, & Lucius ; a likely daughter named Maretha R; William WALLIS(a sawyer), Jane WALLIS (likely William's wife); & Charles S WATSON (possible father-in-law).
  • Lines 21-24 - Caliver (sp?) SKINNER, a farmer living with Mary (likely wife) & 2 likely daughters Lily & Alice.
  • Lines 25-29 - Johannes SIMONSON, a farmer living with Martha (likely wife), a farmer named John, (likely son), Erasmus (likely son), & Ingobar JOHNSON (a "domesttic").
  • Lines 33-28 - Benjamin GOODWALL, a farmer living with Louisa M (likely wife), Mary E (likely daughter), 2 likely sons Julius & Andrew, & John THOMAS (a farm laborer).
  • Lines 39 & 40 - Nelson PETER, a farmer living with Ann, his likely wife.

30 January 2014

Martin & Andrine (EVENRUD) HENDRICKSON

John Martin "Martin" HENDRICKSON was born in 1864 in Iowa to Hans & Silla HENDRICKSON. Martin was the 5th of 8 children.

Andrine EVENRUD was born 9 Aug 1865 in Iowa to Anders & Karine (NELSON) EVENRUD. (source) She was raised with 6 siblings, although her mother had 12 children altogether (6 of which had died by 1900 & I believe 5 of which died in infancy).

Martin & Andrine were married 22 Nov 1892 in Winneshiek county, Iowa. (source) The couple had 5 children: Clarissa Benora on 23 Oct 1893, A Hildegarde on 25 Oct 1895, Syneva in Sep 1899, Milford on 31 Jan 1908, & a girl for which I don't have a name or birthdate. John died sometime in 1919, while Andrine didn't die until 4 Dec 1941.

I have the following censuses for Martin & Andrine after their marriage:

  • 1900 US Census, page 6A, Glenwood township, Winnesheik, IA
  • 1930 US Census, page 2B, Glenwood township, Winneshiek, IA (just Andrine)

26 January 2014

Census Sunday #1 - 1930 Decorah twp, Winneshiek cty, IA pg 4A

I've decided to start off Census Sunday. I'll be trying to post a census image every Sunday, along with links to the posts about the members of my family that are in the image. I'll also list the names for non family members at the end of the post, for anyone else who may be needing the image for their research. I'm also uploading the full sized images to imgur for easy downloading. I'll include the link when I say exactly what census each week.

The first census is from the 1930 US census for Decorah township, Winnehsiek couty, Iowa, page 4A. full image
Winneshiek county, Iowa townships (Source)
As you can see in the above map, Decorah township contains the town of Decorah. It's also neighbors with Winneshiek township, where the LOVEN family settled when left Norway. This page of the census doesn't contain any of my ancestors, but it does contain some extended family.

Family 72 (starting on line 13) contains Ida Sophia (ERICKSON) BORSETH as the mother/wife. Ida is the daughter of Sigrid "Sarah" (LOVEN) ERICKSON & the granddaughter of Aslak & Anna LOVEN. At the time of the census Ida's husband Carl was 45 & Ida was 37. They also had 5 of their 7 children: Sadie (10), Arla (9), Norman (7), Clifford (4), & Merle (2). Stanley & Donald would both be born by the end of 1932. Like a large number of my family members, Carl was a farmer & was working on his own farm in 1930 (as can be seen where it says he's working of his own accord, O in column 27.

Now for the other people on the page (by family)

  • Family 69, line 1 - Erick O BORSETH, a widowed man living with a son or daughter-in-law that's listed on the previous page (3B)
  • Family 70, lines 2-7 - Hugo A HUBER was living with his wife Edna M, son Conrad S, daughter Ruth O, son Earl L, and a lodger, Joe F STULE.
  • Family 71, lines 8-12 - Laurence SHOMANN (sp?)was  living with his wife Emma, daughter Rosna (sp?), son Lawrence Jr, & a granddaughter Agnes K SAGNES.
  • Family 73, lines 20-23 - Carl M HANSON was  living with his wife Eila (born about 1875), a boarder Gilbert FAUNKOY  (born about 1861), & a lodger Raymond THOMANN (sp?) (born about 1910).
  • Family 74, lines 24-27 Follid (sp?) G LARSON  was living with his wife Gladys L, mother Betsey, & a  lodger Ole J KROGSUND.
  • Family 75, lines 28-31 - Lars SAMULSON was living with his wife Kanen (sp?) G, daughter Bernice S, & son Lief G.
  • Family 76, lines 32-37 - Edward HOYME was living with his wife Anna I, daughters Signe A & Esther I, & sons Christopher & Norman O.
  • Family 77, lines 28-42 - Henry O ONSAGER was living with his wife Anna & daughters Ruth H, Harriet A, & Vivian A.
  • Family 78, lines 43-48 - Albert WOMELDORF (sp?) was living with his wife Johanna; sons Walter D, Roger, & Ervin C; & his mother-in-law Iverine JOHNSON.
  • Family 78, lines 49-50, Edward HRUSKA (sp?) was living with his wife Henrietta & this family may be continued on the next page (4B).
There's my first post for Census Sunday. Please leave any ideas you may have for improvement in the comments section over the next week. Have a good week.

23 January 2014

Carl & Alwina (KOLLATH) PAGEL

Carl Heinrich Frierich "Henry" PAGEL was born 21 Oct 1869 in Germany to Johann & Dorothea (BATHKE) PAGEL. From what I've gathered from the censuses, Henry left Germany for the US in the 1870s. The 1910 census says 1872, the 1900 census says 1879, & the 1920 census image I have isn't the greatest, but it looks like it says 1877. Judging the his age at the time, & the locations I have for the births of his 9 siblings, I'm guessing that 1872 is the correct year of immigration. I'll post an update when I have more information.

Alwina KOLLATH was born 11 Apr 1872 in Penn township, McLeod county, Minnesota to Herman & Wilhelmina KOLLATH. Alwina was the 2nd of 3 children.

Henry & Alwina were married about 1892. The couple had 7 children: Herman on 7 Jan 1893 (who sadly died just over  a week later on 20 Jan), Albert H R on 3 May 1894, Fred "Fritz" in Dec 1897, Anna W F on 14 Feb 1899, Bertha about 1903, August about 1905, & Edwin about 1913. Henry died 6 Dec 1922 in Grafton township, Sibley county, Minnesota, splitting up 2 prpperties between his 2 oldest sons Albert & Fred. Albert was given a farm in Renville county (with the request to care for Alwina, Anna, & August). Fritz was given a farm in Sibley county (with the request to help care for Alwina & care for Bertha & Edwin). Henry also left the household & property & clothing to Alwina (along with the property not named earlier in his will. (Source: his will)
Henry's death certificate
Alwina died 16 Sep 1929 in Grafton township, Sibley county, Minnesota. She left $25 to Anna, Bertha, August, & Edwin. She also left the remaing property to Albert & Fritz in equal shares. (Source: her will)
Alwina's death certificate
I have copies of both Henry & Alwina's wills from the probate book at the library in the Minnesota History Center along with transcriptions I typed out available upon request. Both Henry & Alwina also have memorial up on findagrave.

I have the following censuses for Henry and Alwina after their marriage:
1900 US Census for Grafton township, Sibley county, Minnesota on page 2A, lines 21 & 22.
1905 Minnesota census for Grafton township, Sibley county on page 8, lines 574 & 575
1910 US Census for Grafton township, Sibley county, Minnesota on page 6A, lines 8 & 9.
1920 US Census for Grafton township, Sibley county, Minnesota on page 2A, lines 14 & 15

Pearus & Hannah (TRACEWELL) SNOW

Pearus J SNOW (or Perry, Pyrrus, Paris) was born about 1830 in Pennsylvania to Pyrrhus & Betsey SNOW. (Source - Massachusetts Town and Vital Records. I'll upload & transcribe the image in my next post). I have no information on his early life at this point.

Hannah TRACEWELL was born about 1821 in Ohio. Again, at this point, I have no other information on her early life.

Pearus & Hannah were married 9 Mar 1851 in Athens county, Ohio. (Source)
The State of Ohio, Athens County, Fs, This is to certify that on the 9th day of March A.D., 1851 I joined in marriage Phyreus Snow and Miss Hannah Tracewell, by virtue of a license for that purpose.
Pearus & Hannah had 4  children: William J about 1852, Artemesia about 1855,  Anna E about 1864, & 1 other I have no information on. William & Artemesia were born in Ohio, while Anna was born in Lafayette county, Wisconsin. Pearus died sometime between 1870 & 1880. Hannah died 9 Mar 1914 in Wisconsin.

I have found the couple in the following census records:
1860 US Census for Chippewa Falls, Chippewa, Wisconsin on page 19, lines 8 & 9
1870 US Census for Lafayette, Chippewa, Wisconsin on page 9, lines 24 & 25
1880 US Census for Lafayette, Chippewa, Wisconsin on page 5, line 27 (Hannah)
1900 US Census for Chippewa Falls, Chippewa, Wisconsin on page 8B, line 95 (Hannah)

21 January 2014

Leonard & Artemesia (SNOW) WELLS

Leonard WELLS was born about 1854 to W.W. & S.A. WELLS in Iowa. I have no other information on his early life, including when he moved to Wisconsin.

Artemesia SNOW was born about 1955 to Pearus J & Hannah (TRACEWELL) SNOW in Ohio. I have no information on when she moved to Wisconsin either.

Leonard & Artemesia were married 2 Dec 1875 in Chippewa Falls, Chippewa, Wisconsin. I do have a copy of their marriage record, but I can't add it here, or email it to anybody as it was stamped to make it clear it can't be legally shared digitally. I'm willing to send a paper copy, however, to anybody that doesn't have the money to order it from Wisconsin for $15. Just use the contact me form in the sidebar to send me your mailing address & I'll get it out to you as soon as I can. (Make sure to add what you want me to send; just in case.)

Leonard & Artemesia had 2 children born in (or around) Chippewa Falls, Chippewa, Wisconsin: Fred Wallace on 21 Nov 1877 and Elizabeth Sophia "Bessie" on 31 Mar 1880. The family moved to Iowa by the time Sadie Annie was born 21 Oct 1884 in Clarion, Wright, Iowa. Artemesia died 6 May 1886 in Iowa, which was followed by difficult times for her children. Fred pretty much spent the rest of his childhood living at an uncles, while the girls ended up shuffled around from relative to relative. There's more information on Bessie's page & in a PDF of a transcription of Bessie's memories. (Which I plan on typing up in a future post.)

After some time had passed, Leonard married Lillie HAND in Iowa. (I have no information on Lillie before the marriage.) Leonard & Lillie had 3 children: Josephine "Jocie", Kitty, & Tom. Leonard died 18 Mar 1894 in Armstrong, Emmet, Iowa of hunting accident (according to Bessie). I suspect an accidental gun shot wound. A short time later, Tom was born. After Leonard's death, I have no information on Lillie, Jocie, Kitty, or Tom.

The only census record I have at this time for Leonard is the 1880 US Census forLafayette, Chippewa county, Wisconsin page 5 line 29.

20 January 2014

James Carlon HAKES

I do have James's Civil War pension file. At least the part that is worthwhile to genealogy. I've scanned the records from his file into 1 PDF that is available upon request.

James Carlon HAKES was born (according to him) 21 Feb 1834 in Elbridge, Onondaga, New York. I have no verified information on his parents, but a book on the family written in 1889 by Harry Hakes (it's free in Google books [here]) says Solomon and Phebe L. (CORWIN) HAKES are his parents. The book also claims that James was born in Columbia, Bradford county, Pennsylvania. I have yet to find a church to contact for baptismal records at either location.

From what James cited in his pension papers, he was married 4 times.

His first wife was Almyra (or Elmira or Almira) E HUTCHINS. She was born about 1839. They were married 17 Sep 1857 and had 5 children before her death 23 Oct 1871 (source). The children born of this union are: Charles Z on 6 Nov 1860, Royal R on 7 Mar 1862, Catherine L on 27 Nov 1864, George S on 26 Jul 1866, and John H on 26 Sep 1868. All birth dates are from the pension files of James.

During his marriage to Almyra, James enlisted in the Civil War. He enlisted on 13 Apr 1864 & was discharged on 13 May 1865. He was a member of Co. K, 207 Reg, Pennsylvania Infantry (according to his pension files). More can be learned at civilwarindex.com & civilwarintheeast.com. I realize he doesn't appear on the 1 roster with Company K. He is a part of the unassigned men as James C HACKS.
James is on line 5

James's second wife was Rosella HENRY born about 1835. It appears like she may have been married to James BUSH before her marriage to James HAKES. Rosella & James HAKES were married 5 Dec 1871. They had 1 child together (Jesse) in 1873 before Rosella died 24 Dec 1874 (same source as Almyra's death).

James's third wife was Isabel M "Bella" who was born Mar 1853 in New York. It appears as she was likely married before she married James as I have 2 possible maiden names for her, JOHNSON & VAUGHN. Isabel and James were  married 23 Jun 1875 in Chippewa Falls, Chippewa, Wisconsin. They had 7 children together before Isabel died sometime between 1900 and 1910. The children born of this union are: Lewis Corwin on 12 Aug 1876, Augustus P on 26 Jul 1879, Estella M on 18 Jul 1881, Mary A on 13 Sep 1883, Harriet J on 22 Apr 1885, William W on 1 Jun 1886, and Harrison H on 23 Nov 1891. One of these children had died by 1900, but I don't know which one at this time.

The fourth & final wife of James was Serrah M KNAPP. Serrah was previously married to James GIBBS, but that's all I know about her early life. James HAKES and Serrah were married 24 Sep 1910 in Chippewa Falls, Chippewa, Wisconsin. They had no children together & I have no information on the death or Serrah.

James Carlon HAKES died 10 Jul 1922 in Chippewa Falls, Chippewa, Wisconsin. I have no information on his burial at this time, but there are memorials on findagrave for James, Almyra, & Rosella.

I've decided that I will no longer post images of census records in the family posts. Instead, I'll begin posting them in their own posts in the future. When I start doing so, I'll go back & remove the record from the posts where they are currently at, changing them to a link of the post with the record. That way, I'll be able to also add the names of people in the record that aren't a relative of mine. If needed, I'll look into a board on Pintrest or an account at someplace like Shutterfly to get the full sized images. I'm also considering making jpgs of the obits I have so that I'll be able to post them in future posts also. So here goes the census list.

I have James on the following censuses:

  • 1880 US Census for Anson township, Chippewa county, Wisconsin on page 8, line 9.
  • 1900 US Census for Anson, Chippewa, Wisconsin on page 7B, line 74
  • 1910 US Census for Anson township, Chippewa county, Wisconsin on page 8A, line 5. He is living with his son Jesse at this point in time.
  • 1920 US Census Anson township, Chippewa county, Wisconsin on page 4A, line 39.
EDIT: 8 Jan 2017 - I found out that the HAKES book has 2 people named James Carlon HAKES. The information I did have with parents' names was from the wrong James HAKES. I have that fixed now.

19 January 2014

Leonard and Anna (PAGEL) HAKES - update

I appear to have forgotten to put up the death certificates I have for Leonard and Anna HAKES, along with Leonard's second wife Erma. Here they are.
Anna's
Leonard's

Erma's
On the bright side, this gives me a chance to learn how I want to handle updates in the future. I've linked this post to the original post (like you may have noticed), but I'll also be adding a link to this post at the end of the original post. I want to make sure that will lead to all updates I make on the family.

Jesse and Elizabeth (WELLS) HAKES

Most of my information on Elizabeth "Bessie" & her children comes from her own memories that she wrote down. I have a copy that her granddaughter transcribed. A PDF is available upon request by sending your email using the "contact me" section in the sidebar.

Jesse Monroe HAKES was born 21 Sep 1873 most likely in Covington township, Tioga county, Pennsylvania. He's the only child of James and Rosella HAKES, although Jesse has many 1/2 siblings that will be listed in a later post on his father.

Elizabeth Sophia "Bessie" WELLS was born 31 Mar 1880 in Chippewa Falls, Chippewa county, Wisconsin to Leonard and Artemesia (SNOW) WELLS. Bessie was the 2nd of their 3 children, but also had 3 younger 1/2 siblings. (More on that in Leonard and Artemesia's post.) Bessie and her brother and sister lost their mother young in Iowa (in 1886). Bessie and Sadie ended up split up from each other and their brother and father until he remarried. They again lived with their father along with their stepmother in Iowa until their father's death in 1894.They were both passed around from relative to relative in Wisconsin after that, and not always together. They ended up with their grandmother Hannah SNOW and uncle William. Hannah later moved out and lived with her daughter for a time. While she was away, Bessie got pregnant and married her uncle William J SNOW 16 Dec 1895 in Chippewa Falls, Chippewa, Wisconsin. Irene Roxana was born less then a month later on 28 Dec in Chippewa Falls. She lived for a month and died 29 Dec 1986 in Chippewa county, Wisconsin. From what Bessie wrote, William became unkind to both her and her sister Sadie, who was living with them. A second daughter was born 5 Apr 1898 in Layette, Chippewa, Wisconsin and named Elvira E "Lenora." Shortly after Lenora's birth, Bessie left William and found a place and work. She eventually met Leonard, who suggested she divorce William (I believe this was after 1900) and offered to pay for it (and did pay for it according to Bessie).
Jesse and Bessie's wedding photo
Jesse moved to North Dakota for work and was followed by Bessie and Lenora. From what Bessie wrotes, she and Jesse were married the day she arrived in North Dakota on 3 Oct 1901 in Church's Ferry (of Ramsey county). While they were in North Dakota, Lenora died (21 Jan 1904) and Leonard James was born. (Leonard was born in Minnewaukan of Benson county. I'm guessing that Lenora died in the same city). Jesse and Bessie ended up moving back to Chippewa Falls, Chippewa, Wisconsin where Wallace Corwin (18 Feb 1907) and Edmond Stanley (30 Sep 1914) were both born. They moved around a bit, eventually ending up in Buffalo Lake, Renville, Minnesota (where they are both buried.) Jesse died 3 Nov 1950 in Chippewa Falls, while Bessie died 12 Feb 1973 in Buffalo Lake.
Back row: Bessie, Jesse
Front row: Wallace, Edmond, Leonard
I do not have obits for either Jesse, Bessie, or William. I don't even have a death date for William at this time. There are memorial for both Jesse and Bessie on findagrave however.
Bessie's death certificate
I have the following censuses for Jesse and Bessie after their marriage:
1905 Wisconsin state census for Anson, Chippewa county
Jessie and Bessie are family 24 on the left side
1910 US census for Anson township, Chippewa, Wisconsin
Jesse and Bessie are on lines 1 and 2
1920 US census for Anson township, Chippewa, Wisconsin

Jesse and Bessie are on lines 34 and 35
1930 US Census for Preston Lake township, Renville county, Minnesota
Jesse and Bessie are on lines 4 and 5 living with their son Leonard
1940 US Census for Preston Lake township, Renville county, Minnesota
Jessie and Bessie are on lines 65 and 66. This time they are living with their son Edmond.

12 January 2014

UPDATE 12 Jan 2014

I decided that I'm not going to do the line of descent at the end of posts anymore. Instead, I'll go back & add links to the relevant pages when I add new posts. I've already done so with the posts I currently have up. This means, that when I make a post for the parents of somebody who already is part of a post, I'll be going back to the child's post & adding a link to the parents when they are first mentioned. I hope this makes navigation as easy as possible for anybody coming here to help them get information on the relatives we share. I'll do the same thing if, at some point in the future, I decide to make profiles for other members of my family tree that aren't my ancestors.

To everybody, happy searching and good luck on your own research. When I make it thorough the posts for my ancestors, I'll continue to add updates when I learn some new information (and, of course) link the older posts to the new information.

Leonard and Anna (PAGEL) HAKES

Leonard James HAKES was born 27 Jan 1904 in Minnewaukan, Benson county, North Dakota to Jesse & Elizabeth "Bessie" (WELLS) HAKES. Leonard was the oldest of 3 boys. According to the memories written by his mother (I  have a PDF of a transcription by his daughter), his family moved around a fair amount when he was a child.
Leonard's birth certificate.
Anna Wilhelmina Fredericka PAGEL was born 14 Feb 1899 in Grafton township, Sibley county, Minnesota to Carl "Henry" and Alwina (KOLLATH) PAGEL. Anna was the 4th of 7 children.
Leonard and Anna in 1928.
Leonard and Anna were married 3 Nov 1928 in Buffalo Lake, Renvile county, Minnesota. They had 3 chilredn: Lenora in 1930, Ruth Elizabeth on 6 Apr 1932, and Stanley Leonard on 20 May 1934. I do have a PDF of Leonard and Anna's wedding registration.
This was taken shortly before Anna died in 1948.
Back row: Lenora, Ruth, and Stanley
Front row: Leonard and Anna
Anna died 15 May 1948 in Preston Lake township, Renville county, Minnesota of mitral regurgitation. After  her death, Leonard married Erma Lea (KOOPMAN) NELSON. Erma was herself a widow at that time with children. I haven't asked to get the names of her children at this point though. I'm unsure of exactly when Leonard and Erma were married. I just know that it was sometime before 1951. Leonard died 29 May 1984 in Mora, Kanabec county, Minnesota. Erma lived for a few more years and died 28 Apr 1990 in Renville county, Minnesota. I currently don't have obits for either Leonard, Anna, or Erma. All 3 do have memorial on findagrave though (LeonardAnna, and Erma).

I have the following censuses for Leonard, Anna, and Erma after their respective marriages.
1930 US Census for Preston Lake township, Renville county, Minnesota.
Leonard and Anna are on lines 2 and 3. Leonard's parents are in the same household at this point.
1940 US Census for Preston Lake township, Renville county, Minnesota.
Leonard and Anna are on lines 54 and 55.
UPDATES
19 Jan 2014 - This update has the death certificates for Leonard, Anna, & Erma.

Johan & Augusta (BREHMER) SELLL

Most of the information I have on Johan & Augusta comes from the book Kindred of James and Joanne SCHULTZ by Herman Carl Schultz and Emillie Wollin Schultz.

Johan C SELL was born 21 Jun 1849 in Germany. At this time, I know nothing about his parents.

Augusta Charlotte BREHMER was born 6 Feb 1848 in Broitz, Pommern, Germnay (now Broyce, Poland) to Henry & Charlotte (BUNTROCK) BREHMER. Augusta was the 3rd of 5 children.

Johan & Augusta were married Jul 1868 in Germany. They had 14 children. The first (and possibly the first 4) was (were) born in Germany. The rest of the children were all born in Minnesota. Their children are: Albert on 31 Oct 1869, Heinrich on 25 Oct 1873, Emil on 8 Nov 1874, Richard on 13 Apr 1876, Magdalena Minnie E on 8 Dec 1877, Mary Sophia on 7 May 1879, Otto on 8 May 1880, Emma Minnie on 2 Sep 1881, Reinhardt L on 24 Apr 1883, Bernhard on 15 Jun 1884, Lydia Sophia on 5 Apr 1886, Adella Cathlena 4 Jun 1888, Clara Anna on 22 Mar 1890, and 1 other child I have no information on.

Johan & Augusta lost 6 of their 14 children in childhood. 3 died in 1877 from diptheria: Emil on 12 May, Richard on 20 May, and Heinrich on 29 May. Later, they lost Otto on 13 Apr 1880 when he was about a week old and Albert on 17 Jan 1886 from tuberculosis. The child I have no information on was also lost in childhood, if not in infancy.

Augusta died 28 Mar 1911 in Winona county, Minnesota. Johan lived on for another 3 years before he died 6 Sep 1914. They both have memorials on findagrave (Johan and Augusta).

I have found Johan and Augusta on the following censuses:
1895 Minnesota State Census for Elba, Winona county
John and Augusta are family number 118.
1900 US Census for Elba, Winona county, Minnesota
Johan and Augusta are on lines 1 and 2.
1910 US Census for Elba township, Winona county, Minnesota
Johnan and Augusta are on lines 87 and 88.
Line of descent
Johan and Augusta SELL
--> Magdalena WISKOW
----> Alma STEVENS
------> Edward STEVENS
--------> Beverly LOVEN
----------> Me