Visitors & Queries by Karen Hansen

by Karen Hansen, WGS Secretary

Those who visited our genealogy room since we last reported in our newsletter have been the following:

Donna Deen Peterson of Collinsville, OK is researching the BURMEISTER and DEEN families.

Joyce Morton of Greenwood, NE is looking for information on Patrick BOLAND of Elk Horn and Avoca.

Catherine Fitzsimmons-Rutledge of Dallas, TX wants information on Edward Charles THOMPSON, Sarah Eleanor SPANGLER-THOMPSON, Beth Jane BURLINGHAM, Clara Eleanor BURLINGHAN, and Edward BURLINGHAM.

Shirley Beck of Omaha, NE is researching the Jens Carl JENSEN family.

Jo Ann Bantin of Westminster, CO is looking for material on Benjamin BIXBY and Mary Ann HORNBECK BIXBY and for where they lived.

Sisters, Candy Aeckerle of Walnut and Nell Hurley of Fairfax, VA, enjoyed using our library edition of ancestry to research the JADWIN and PETTIGREW families of Missouri.

Shirley BRINDLEY MERCER of Sacramento, CA returned searching additional information on the REICK and BRINDLEY families and related lines.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hodge of Killen, AL seek information on John MATTSON and his family, who lived in Walnut in 1880. Ruby Andersen found that in the May 6, 1880 newspaper he had renewed his saloon license for another year. They would like to know where it was and where they lived.

Renee Pence, now of Kalispell, MT, returned to give us her new address. She is working on the LAMER family in Hardin, Delaware and Pottawattamie Counties in Iowa.

Some of the queries that we have worked on are:

Jean Martinez of New Castle, WY requested information about John S. SMITH of Monroe Township in Shelby County. We had previously sent a copy of his obituary, but it contained very few facts about him. It mostly told about his house catching fire within two hours of his death. We were able to find an obituary for his wife, Elvira Deen Smith, and her listing in the 1895 Monroe Township census with the Charley Mueller family, along with George Smith.

Darlene Hansen of Englewood, CO was looking for information on Niels and Margretha HANSEN and Nels and Carrie SORENSEN of Shelby County. We were able to find some census records, the Hansens on the Cuppy’s Grove Cemetery index, and plat maps showing land owned by Niels Hansen.