1997 Unknown County Queries
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some entries have more than one surname associated with it. You might wish to use
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ADAMS / PARSON(S) / REED
Contact: Walter M. Adams
21 Feb 1997
Looking for marriage record of Walter McEwan Adams and Julia (Parson ) Reed. County
unknown. Both lived in Powell County about 1910. Julia Parsons had divorced Jim Reed.
Had one son, Milton, born 1900. Married Walter McEwan Adams and had three sons born
in Deer Lodge or Alberton. Julia Parson(s) born in Sweden. Jim Reed birthplace unknown.
Was a policeman in East Helena. Adams children born in Montana were Stanley Eric,
Walter Marshal, Bruce Ralph.
Contact: Doug & Hazel Wade
26 Dec 1997
Reuben A. Allen inquiry -- Indian Agent, Blackfeet indians 1884
I am looking for any information on a Reuben A. Allen who moved to Montana in 1884.
He was appointed by President Chester A. Arthur as Indian Agent for the blackfeet
indians at that time. Records I have show he died in 1924 but I don"t know where.
His wife was Eliza Wherry and they both came from Tuscarawas Co., Ohio. His son in
law Andrew Stirling died in Deer Lodge, Montana in 1896.
AMES / SAVALDSDAATER / IVERSON
Contact: Judy Pickett
25 Nov 1997
WILLIAM HENRY AMES - I am the greatgrandaughter of William Henry Ames born approx.
1854. Worked for Union Pacific as telegraph operator. Met another telegraph operator
Marie (or Mary) Berthae Savaldsdaatter (or Iverson) signalling over the line. Married
in Helena in December 1886. Marie died in Dec. 1888 giving birth to my grandmother,
who was sent back to Minnesota to her maternal grandparents. No further contact with
her father and I have only one torn photo of William Henry Ames. Any information
or leads would be appreciated.
BECKTELL / BECHTEL
Contact: Cheryl Trowbride-Taylor
21 Mar 1997
William Marion Becktell (also spelled Bechtel) was born in Montana in 1871. Where
in Montana? Who are his parents? Who are his siblings?
BERMAN / CROW(E)
Contact: Pat Vedner
02 Jun 1997
Looking for anyone researching Harriet CASE CROW BERMAN's family. She was born
in Byron, IL about 1860; married John CROW(E) about 1880 and divorced him in 1895;
married Gus BERMAN; divorced him and moved to Montana (exact spot unknown). She died
around 1946 supposedly in Montana. She may have lived with her son John W. CROW(E),
Jr. or her daughter, Myrtle (married name unknown). Myrtle's husband's first name
was John/Jack. Any assistance you can provide for my Aunt Gladys CROWE ADKINS would
be greatly appreciated.
Contact: Hillis Boothman Sr.
13 Apr 1997
Ruhle BOOTHMAN, b. 1850-1900, son was Jerry BOOTHMAN, lived in Kalispell Montana.
Any and all information on the Surname BOOTHMAN would be greatly appreciated.
BORCHERDING / McPHERSON
Contact: Ken Dorsey
03 Jul 1997
I have Borcherding lines in Montana, Looking for information on Greatgrand Parents.
Henry G. Borcherding and Anna (Mcpherson) Borcherding and Ancestors.
I visited around 1936 but do not know what happen to their children but for my
grandfather William J. Borcherding. I was told that they had homesteaded to Montana
in the late 1800`s. Thanks for any help you can give.
07 Mar 1997
Looking for information on my father, Leo BRENNER. It's like trying to find a
needle in a hay stack. Said he was born in Poplar, Montana June, 1912, on an Indian
Reservation. Checked tribal archives years ago with no success. I know there are
Brenners in the state but don't know where to begin. I'm not sure if his birthplace
is even true. Checked military records most were burned in big fire in 70's, FBI
has a birth place of Iowa. Do you have any suggestions or maybe some information
that would help? Also I checked Vital Statistics in Iowa with no success.
Contact: Phyllis Stevens
02 Nov 1997
BRUFFEY, George A. Have picture from an unknown book showing "Ranch Home
of George A. Bruffey, Bruffey, Montana Located December 25, 1890." Does anyone
have an idea why this particular picture would end up in Hughesville, Lycoming County,
PA? Where is/was Bruffey, Montana?
MontanaGenWeb note: The town of "Bruffeys" had a post office 1902-1914
in Park County, Montana. It was named after George A. Bruffey. This still doesn't
explain why the photo would end up in PA!
10 Aug 1997
Mary Buckhannon, Blackfoot Indian, born January 1857, died in Arkansas February
Contact: Maria Minear
13 Oct 1997
I found on the http://jb.com/~carla/graphics.htm
site, a picture of a Jake BUREAU taken in Montana about 1930. There are also two
other pictures taken at Daleview, Montana of a "Little Anker" and a Claud
Cleveland B & B Gang at the RR depot. age 22.
Contact: Carey Butcher
15 Jun 1997
Looking for info on William Butcher; Wife Hannah son, Richard. Supposedly died
in the Anaconda Mine diaster. This is all the information I have.
Contact: Mr. Shannon Rathbun
25 Apr 1997
My name is Mr. Shannon Rathbun and I am making a genealogy inquiry about my grandfather.
Mr. Charles P. Carson: born April 30, 1894 at Detroit, Michigan. His parents were
John Carson and Elizabeth Carson (Fleming). According to my mother's family, Elizabeth
died due to complications from childbirth and her son Charles was raised by her two
sisters. They took him back to Montana. He may have lived at Cut Bank, Shelby or
Helena. On June 18, 1916, Charles P. Carson enlisted into the United States Army
at Shelby, Montana which he served with Company C: 2nd Montana N.G. His army serial
number was R-81-767. He was stationed at Schofied Barracks, Honolulu, Hawaii and
other posts up to July of 1939. He married Orpah (Orfie) Belle Carson (Mitchell)
on March 11, 1926 at Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Michigan. He had three daughters:
Olive, Aloha and Donna. That is all that we know about my grandfather to date.
CASS / BAYMAN / VORRATH
Contact: Lois Mensing
05 Oct 1997
Am researching surnames CASS, BAYMAN, VORRATH. Francis M. CASS born in 1867 married
03 Jul 1890 to Rosa Minnie BAYMAN who was born 07 Feb 1867. They had children Francis,
Zenas, Ellis, Emma, Wesley, Jenny, Cora, Merritt, Mary, Vern, and Ross most all raised
in the Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington states. Am searching for information
of their ancestors as well as their descendants.
COOK / REARDON / MATHWIG
01 Aug 1 1997
Looking for any information pertaining to Edwin Rolo Cook he married Mary Reardon
who was born Mary Mathwig who was born in 1892 and died in 1980. He had two daughters
named sally (1935) and paulette (1937). I know that he commited sucide but do not
know the date.
Contact: James H. Cooley
28 Sep 28 1997
Marion G. COOLEY, B. 1870's or 1880's in Sangamon Co. Illinois, daughter of Charles
H. COOLEY and Nancy E. (McDANIEL) COOLEY, was living in Montana by 1912. Would like
to find descendants or any information on this person.
Contact: Charles C. Daniels
09 Oct 1997
I am looking for any info on my grandfather Burk Vincent DANIELS. He was born
in Montana in 1897. Possibly in Butte or Helena I'm not sure of the town or county.
His parents (my great-grand-parents) were originally from Ireland. Any info on their
names and when they arrived would be greatly appriciated. If this would help he also
had a brother named Joseph. Thank you in advance for your help with my quest.
DeLEEUW / VAN MOOK / VAN STAPPERSHOEF / BERGAKKER / VAN MALTEN
Contact: Bas de Leeuw
16 May 1997
I am doing a research to the family "de Leeuw" (DeLeeuw) from the Netherlands.
I am interested in Dutch emigrants to the USA and Canada, especially at the turn
of the century. Family Van Mook went to Havre Montana in 1909 and 1911. From the
same area in The Netherlands came Van Stappershoef, Bergakker, Van Malten en Versteegh.
My Home Page: http://leden.tref.nl/sdl
DOLMAN / CARROLL / BRYSON
Contact: Bill Carroll
28 Feb 1997
DOLMAN: Seek descs. of Helen (Carroll) DOLMAN, born 30 March 1849, dau. of Senator
Thomas Marion CARROLL and wife, Martha BRYSON, of Pike Co., MO. Helen married Col.
P.R. DOLMAN of Brunswick, MO. They moved to Montana c. 1881.
Contact: Mike Fulleton
27 May 1997
Looking for information that will tell me about my Grandfather, Dwight Dorcas,
x-husband of Hazel Orr Fullerton. Father of James E. Dorcas, (now James E. Fullerton).
My father (James) left Montana in 1946, he last saw Dwight Dorcas in 1925.
ELLSWORTH / KENNEDY
Contact: [email protected]
18 Nov 1997
Seeking any info on Elmer Ellsworth, b abt 1862 and wife Kaherine Kennedy b 1873.
living in Kootenai National Forest, School District No 7 in 1910. Living next to
oneanother but not as yet married. She-seamstress and he-trapper.
Contact: James Bergh
Oct 12 1997
Please help me find information about Elizebeth "Betsy" Falcon. She
was born on December 30, 1890, in St. John's, North Dakota. Sometime between 1904
and 1910, her family moved to western Montana (possibly Helena), and that is where
she died. She was born to Jobe (Joe) and Marie (nee Larocque) Falcon. She had three
older brothers (Anthony, Ralphael, and Alphonse), and six younger siblings (Job,
Alfred, Frank, Albert, Mary, and Alexander). If anyone is related to this Elizebeth
Falcon, or knows anything about her, please let me know. It will be appreiciated.
Contact: Hilda Focht Glasgow
10 Sep 1997
Peter, Susanna, Katherine & Phillip FOCHT from Offszennitza, Banat, Hungary
in 1903. Will appreciate any clues re this family?
FREER / WILLIAMS
Contact: Tim & Sheri
30 Dec 1997
FREER, Mabel Elisabeth - b. 19 September 1910 ( possibly in Lewis & Clark Co.
area, but not sure) to Madeline Widman Freer & Guy Freer. Was later adopted by
stepfather, Elvis B. Williams, and thereafter known as Mabel Williams. There was
at least one sibling that I know of, a brother, known as "Bud." Mabel married
Kenneth Lemuel Cox (USN Ret., b. 1911 in W. VA., d. 12/1959) in 1933. They had 3
children - Camille, Kenneth & Jon (Jack), all b. in Los Angeles Co., CA. After
they divorced, Mabel married secondly Charles Adrian Favors & had one child,
Lynne. Mabel died June 26, 1956. After she died, the youngest son, Jack, went to
live with his grandparents Elvis and Madeline in the Helena area. Any info on Mabel
(my grandmother) and/or her family would be greatly appreciated. I am especially
interested in the Freer lineage as this seems to be a skeleton in our family closet
that no one wants to talk about.
Contact: Nancy Masimer
30 Jul 1997
Looking for John Frederick Gerber, born June 24,1859, Rothenbach, Canton Berne,
Switzerland. He came to the U.S. in 1882. Also his brother Edward Frederick, born
September,1826. They had a brother, John Gottleib Gerber, who visited one of them
in Montana between 1890-1892 to try out the mining profession. He moved on the Washington
to try the lumber industry, but finally ended up in Colorado.
Contact: Anthony Minich
06 Apr 1997
My wife is looking for a Herbert MacDonald Gordon. We are not sure what county
he was in, but he would have been born about the turn of the century. We are also
not sure what county he was in. He had two daughters, Mota Hawkins Gordon and Caroline
Gordon. We are also not sure what his wife's name was.
HAWLEY / MATTE / SNELL
Contact: Gail Stafford
04 Sep 1997
David HAWLEY m. Mary MATTE. (her father James? Matte). They had a daughter Virginia
Azalea HAWLEY "Beaver Woman"; b. 1904 d. 1993. She married James Henry
Contact: Ermyle and Earl Cornett
24 Feb 1997
Charles Dallas Hindman b Oct 24 1879 Pennsylvannia went to Nebr married had a
family, left before1920 went to Montana died Sept 9 1941.Would anyone have any information
on him? What county did he live in ? Did he remarry and have another family? I would
appricate any information.
HOLLENBECK / DAVIDSON
Contact: glenn coenen
07 Apr 1997
Looking for information about Adolph Hollenbeck who married Olive Richards Davidson
in late 1800's, probably around Miles City. Would appreciate any info.
HOPPE / SELAC / FITZGERALD
Contact: Robert Lee Moore
03 Sep 1997
H.J. HOPPE, born in Germany. Came to the United States. Place of departure for
Montana: California; route traveled: overland via Salt Lake City; arrived at Alder
Gulch, November 17th, 1863. Occupation: Farmer. Last Address: Cinnebar Deceased
MRS. H.J. HOPPE, arrived in Montana, May 1st, 1864. Last address: Cinnabar
WALTER MONROE HOPPE, son of H.J. Hoppe, born in Montana, August 6th, 1864.
Occupation: Farmer. Residence: Cinnebar.
Contact: Dan Garon
24 Nov 1997
I have HUMM lines somewhere in Montana. Especially searching for information on
my gg Grandfather, William James Humm, b abt 1860 in MO; d 1959 in Alberta, Canada,
m Elizabeth Vicoria Young. My grandmother was Helen Violet Humm, b 1910 in Sunburst
MO. Is anyone researching this family? Can you give me any leads as to where I can
look for more information.
HURD / BROOKS
Contact: [email protected]
26 Sep 1997
Seeking EDWARD HURD b. approx. 1852 IL. Parents: LEVI HURD b. approx. 1836 in
OH and ADELINE BROOKS b. approx 1838 in Logansport, IN (or KY). Edward and family
emigrated from Todd County, MN in approx. 1900. Adeline's 1908 obituary lists sons
Edward and Delbert in Montana. Any assistance, greatly appreciated.
JACKSON / MONTAGUE
Contact: Brian E. Jackson
09 Apr 1997
Looking for information on my grandfather Loren D. Jackson and his brother Lester
J. Jackson. Both sons of Frank Jackson b.?? d.??Both resided in Lewistown for at
least 3 years. Loren Jackson was married to Margeret Montague of Vermillion, SD.
My father, Lowell L. Jackson b. September 17, 1917, Lewistown. My uncles Ervine Elliot
Jackson b. 1916, Lewistown and Russell Coyne Jackson b. August 22, 1919, Lewiston.
Please send any info you might have on the Jackson or Montague line. Thank you.
JACOBSON / CHRISTIANSDATTER
Contact: Steve Jacobson
22 Aug 1997
Seeking data on Joseph JACOBSON b-Jan.29,1858 in Denmark. Son of Lars JACOBSON
and Ann Marie CHRISTIANSDATTER and brother to Jacob Larsen JACOBSON of Hagerman ID.
Both boys were raised in Brigham City UT by a Step-Father John JOHNSON. Looking to
reunite the family and share data on family.
JUNEAU / BLACKHORN
Contact: Bonnie Robillard
07 Dec 1997
My children descend from Mary Blackhorn born about 1851 St Mary's Lake, Montana.
She was a Piegan Indian. Mary Blackhorn married Edmond Juneau born about 1831 in
L'Assumption, Quebec. They married 27 March 1875 in St. Albert, Alberta Canada. Mary
and two of her sons returned to Montana to live. I am putting together descendancy
for my children and would like to hear from anyone who has any history or would share
the descendancy with me.
LABERTEAUX / HARRIS
Contact: Hugh Harris
16 Sep 1997
Looking for descendants of Frank H. LABERTEAUX who is pictured with those taken
following the "War on Powder River" in 1892. He may have used another name--Frank
HARRIS. Please let me hear from you.
Contact: Peggy Linstead Zant
06 Apr 1997
LINSTEAD, Herman Born: Aug.27, 1899 in Montana. Looking for birth record, parents
names and any additional information I can get. This is all the information I have
Contact: Elayne Stewart
19 Aug 19 1997
Gary LUCAS, born ca. 1940; high school teacher in Montana. He died 1970 - 1980
somewhere in Montana. I would like to know if Montana has a state-wide listing for
vital statistics such as deaths. Please e-mail me if you know about this.
LÅNGSTRÖM / LONGSTROM / LUNDEN / ARMSTRONG
Contact: Jerry Longstrom
16 Sep 1997
Magnus LÅNGSTRÖM / LONGSTROM / LUNDEN / ARMSTRONG, Born March 30, 1890
died? Moved from Sweden to Silverton Co. left after 1909 and went to Montana when?
Where? Possibly got in trouble with law and changed name to ARMSTRONG. Maybe spent
some time in prison in Montana?
Contact: Bill White
27 Sep 27 1997
I am interested in the MacLean family from Montana that the movie ÒA River
Runs Through ItÓ. I was told that there was a family conection with my MacLeans
from Nova Scotia, Canada. What ever you know would help. Thanks Bill White.
Contact: Glenn McAnarney
05 May 1997
MCBURNEY: Hamilton b. Scotland c.1825 d. unk father of George Washington MCBURNEY
B. 1850 Farmington, Ny. d. 1928 OK. Also have a George Washington McBurney, brother
of Hamilton d. OK 1901
Contact: Monica Galligan
29 Dec 1997
Looking for the graves of William McLaughlin (born Ireland c.1890, died Montana c.1923,
location unknown) and his wife, Bridget Canny McLaughlin (born Ireland c.1890, died
Montana in 1913, during childbirth, location unknown). Any pointers at all welcome.
Their daughter is alive and well and living in Ireland.
MEAGHER / EKSTROM / ECKSTROM
Contact: Kevin Meagher
11 Oct 1997
I am looking for information concerning any and all Montana descendents of Thomas
Francis MEAGHER (Note: once temporary governor of Montana in the late 1800's). I
also would appreciate any information concerning the ancestry of my mother Donna
Estella EKSTROM or ECKSTROM, born September 27, 1947 in Great Falls, Montana.
MOORE / WILLIAMS
Contact: James A. Nethery
19 Jun 1997
Any info on John Charles MOORE and his wife Matilda Nethery MOORE. John C. died
Dec 1890 in or near Bannack, Montana. There children were Mary (MOORE) WILLIAMS,
James, John, Thomas, Joseph, Jennie (MOORE) WILLIAMS, Samuel, Siwilliam, Matilda,
Catherine, John J. The family left Wisconsin for the west.
Contact: Eric Howald
03 Wed 1997
I am the editor of the Kincardine, Ont. Independent. There is a marker in our
town cemetery that reads: HUGH MUNRO, killed by Indians in Montana in August, 1884.
He was born in Bruce County, Ontario. Would appreciate any details.
NEWMAN / ROLLWITZ
Contact: Ed Newman
12 Aug 1997
Looking for County in which Marriage for Byrd (Bert) Newman and Caroline Rollwitz
was recorded ca 1916 +/- 5 years?
Contact: Marjorie Dohnal
I am looking for any info about Joseph Cornelius Francis born, 16 April 1854,
in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He lived in Montana for a time and it is my understanding
that he helped bury the dead after Custers Last Stand. Apparently he changed his
name over the years. He was born Joseph Cornelius Trujillo and when in Montana was
named Joseph Cornelius Hill. When he came to Oregon and married my grandmother he
said his name was Joseph Cornelius Francis. I have found a marriage license in Bozeman,
Montana of his marriage to an Indian girl on September 19, 1882. His surname was
Hill at this time and the license said he was marrying a Miss Carets? (Ole) a Crow.
The witnesses to that marriage were I. Allen and Barney Bravo. The minister was
T.D. Lewis. Joseph Cornelius Hill was a full blooded Spaniard. He was my grandfather
and would really like to know some more about him as I know nothing except after
he married my grandmother here in Oregon.
Contact: Stacey L. Orchard
19 Aug 19 1997
I am trying to trace a Jeremiah (or Jerry) Orchard that left MO in the 1850's
with wife Martha and son James. It looks as though he eneded up in Montana. His son
Earl is found in the 1910 census for Idaho and states his birthplace is Montana.
Jeremiah visited relatives in MO in 1919 and the record states that he was visiting
from Victor, Montana. In 1921 he was visiting from Darby, Montana. Does he show up
on the cenus records for Montana from 1860-1920? I am interesting in any children
listed as well. He is the youngest brother of my great-great grandfather. I'm hoping
to find more info on my line but tracing another.
Contact: Stephen Peterson
04 Nov 1997
My name is Stephen G. PETERSON, and I am looking for information on my Great Uncle,
Andrew J. PETERSON b.abt 1844 in Texas & married Mary Pittman (b.abt 1887), in
1904 in Texas. They moved to Canada in 1914 & may have came back and settled
down somewhere in Montana later. They took their 3 children with them into Canada,
it is unknown how many came back with them, they are: Joseph PETERSON b. 1905 in
Texas, Annie PETERSON b. 1910 in Texas., & Roy PETERSON b. Abt 1912 in Texas.
Any information would be appreciated.
PETESCH / BRILL / BAKER / PREVOL / MCCLINTOCK
Contact: Don George
12 Apr 12 1997
Looking to make contact with the descendants of Veronica (BRILL)PETESCH b:June
6, 1871 d:Aug 15 1950 and Peter PETESCH, d:July 14 1944. This family lived in the
Geyser, Montana area and may now be in other parts of Montana. Children were: Olive
BAKER, Joseph, Dora, Amos, Amanda BARTLEY, Raymond, Emma PREVOL, Leo, and Hilda MCCLINTOCK.
Very good chance that many of these families still living in the Geyser, Montana
area. I have a fairly extensive database on the BRILL family and further back, the
GEORGE family that I'm always looking to add to & of course share with anyone
Contact: Lisa Pozarich
11 May 1997
Looking for information on parents of Louis Pozarich born August 25, 1925, possibly
in Butte. Mother's name was Anita Muretta Pozarich. Father's name unkown.
RIDGEWAY / DRURY
Contact: Eleanor Tremblett
30 Jun 1997
I am looking for ancestors, descendants of Howard Emmett Ridgeway b. 1/27/1882
Butte(?). Mother Olivia Drury, Father Howard Ridgeway. Family moved to Pennsylvania,
then New York City.
ROMA / COUCH
Contact: Patty Roma
29 Dec 1997
I am looking for any information on James E. Roma. Married to Sadie Couch. James
Roma was an Italian immigrant. Sadie was of possible Native American Heritage.
ROSS / LANGLEY
Contact: Ron & Jan Ross
08 May 1997
Looking for details on death/burial of grandfather WILLIAM BENJAMIN ROSS, b. cir
1878 in GA, m. 1900 in TN to JULIA LANGLEY, d. 1909 in Montana. Little information
is known by immediate family about WILLIAM BENJAMIN ROSS and circumstances surrounding
his being in Montana at the time of his death in 1909. He was more than likely a
coal miner but whether this had anything to do with reason for being in Montana is
not known. He had two sons: WILLIAM ROSS, b. 1906 in Morgan Co. TN, and RONALD RAY
ROSS, b. 1908 in Morgan Co. TN. Any help would be very much appreciated.
Contact: Bonnie Grant
21 Feb 1997
James Harvey SELLARS and wife Susanna (FLAKE) married in Fulton Co., IL in 1861,
and started west. They had two children born in Montana Territory. Matilda Jane,
11 Sep 1862 and John Henry, 4 Nov 1863. They later had two more children in CA. Does
anyone have any record of the birth places of these two children? Would also like
any information about their ancestor's or descendants.
Contact: Van Kessler
07 Jul 1997
I am looking for SETTLE lines somewhere in Montana.My greatgrandmother, MAE OMEGA
MITCHELL SETTLE,was born in Montana on 9 May 1880 to CHRISTOPHER ALONZO SETTLE and
MARIAN TILDEN (VICTOR) SETTLE. I am looking for descendants and ancestors. Any information
is greatly appreciated!
Contact: Don Basham
29 Jul 29 1997
Looking for info about William SHANNON. In 1877 his wife died and he placed his
younger children in the Catholic Orphanage at Helena, Montana. He was eather in the
Calvary or Mounted Infantry any info would help thank you
SHEPPARD / SHEPPERD / BENTLEY
Contact: Michael J. Fuller
10 Feb 1997
Hello, I have Bentley/Sheppard (Shepperd?) lines somewhere in Montana. I am specifically
searching for information regarding my greatgrandfather, a rancher, named Harlow
Bentley (a.k.a. Tuffy). His wife was Ida Bentley (nee Sheppard/Shepperd?) and they
may have ranched in Eastern Montana possibly near the North Dakota border. They had
one daughter, Tola Marie Bentley, (my grandmother) b. 1898 in Montana.
Contact: Kay Keith
25 Aug 1997
Looking for info on LES STEINKAMP who was hung for horse stealing in Montana 1850-1890.
Probably born in Minn in mid 1800's. Thank You for the help.
Contact: [email protected]
21 Oct 1997
I am researching the STEINKAMP family line and was told a LES STEINKAMP was hung
in Montana for stealing horses. My grandmother EMMA STEINKAMP would never speak of
this man who was of her husbands DANIEL G. STEINKAMP's family. LES STEINKAMP was
possibly born in Minn in the mid 1800's. This would make a great story for my "Memories
of Grandma and Grandpa Steinkamp" booklet I'm putting together for all my cousins
this Christmas. Thank you for any help.
Contact: Ron K. Miller
I am trying to find information on A.T. Stiffler. We know he ws a trapper &
buffalo hunter in Montana and Wyoming in early years; he became "Indian Agent
at the Sioux Reseevation about 1887". Any suggestions on where to start? I am
at a loss!
Contact: Paul E. Diles
02 Mar 1997
Looking for information on family of Emma Leona STINSON, born abt 1916 somewhere
in Montana. Moved to MO later. Paul Diles, Springfield, IL
Contact: Shiela Hamill
20 May 1997
Looking for any info on the following:
Harry Reed Stone 1852-1905 d. in Marysville/Butte? wife: Alice Stevenson 1862-1912
Children: Minnie May Stone born in Marysville, Montana 1894- ?
Leman Stone born September 10, 1896
I believe they were miners.They later moved to New Brunswick, Canada.
TETER / BRUNK
Contact: Pamela Riddell
22 Apr 1997
Searching for ROSS TETER, born in 1880 in Centerville, Appanoose Co. Iowa. Son
of Frank Teter and Mary Alice Brunk. Mary Alice was adopted and searching for her
natural parents also! Ross lived in Montana in 1936, per his Mothers obituary. Marys
parents are Thomas and Nancy (Jolly) Brunk of Illinois. Mary was adopted in Cleveland
Ohio at or close to birth. Birth date Feb. 24, 1862. ROSS TETER was noted as an Indian
rights activist in Washington. He also spent some time in Texas as a ÒWild
CatterÓ in oil.But the majority of his life was spent in Virginia City Montana.
I dont even know what county that is in! Anyone w/ info. on Ross, please forward.
Thankyou very much!
TY-REE / TY-HEE / PAYNE
Contact: Brenda Weemes
20 Aug 20 1997
I am Searching for distant family of my great great grandfather who was a Blackfeet
by the name of Ty-ree Payne (could've been revised from Ty-Hee) around the 1800's.
Information given to me by my family is very sparse..I know that due to shame of
being Indian someone didn't registered at the time the Reservations came about. If
anyone has ANY INFO, please email me!
Contact: [email protected]
I am looking for information about a person who was born in the Frances Crittenden
(spelling?) Home for Girls, Billings, around 1930. I know her first name, and the
full name of the birth mother, but because she was later adopted, I don't know what
her last name was. Any direction you can provide to me for this search is appreciated!
Contact: Bruce Gregory
20 Nov 1997
Researching the surname Vanmeter. Have information on Vanmeter family in several
other states and understand that there were members who lived in Montana. Any and
all information would be greatly appreciated.
VICTOR / SETTLE / ENGLEBERT
29 Jul 1997
Marian Tilden Victor born 1845 in Mo or maybe Va, died 1899, married Christopher
Alonzo Settle born in Mo sometime after 1847. In 1880 Christopher and Marian's daughter
Mae Omega Mitchell Settle was born in Montana. By abt 1903 she had moved back to
Mo and married Willam Barnett. We believe Christopher and Marian are probably buried
in Montana. Possibly Marian's parents John Englebert and Lucy Jane Victor are buried
in Montana also.
WEST / BOMAR
Contact: Freda P. Summar
12 Jun 1997
Need info on Earl Plummer WEST, b. Canton, Montana, d. Sept. 6, 1954. Married
Alice M. BOMAR.
Contact: Lois H. Waddington
09 May 1997
WIGHT, John Henry. B. 03 Aug. 1858 in Phillipston, MA, son of Homer Wight and
Elvira Clark. Looking for date and place of his death and place of burial. His four
children were born in the area of Butte. He was a railroad man and killed on the
railroad about 1897. There is no record of this in Butte/Silver Bow, so the family
may have moved.
13 Mar 1997
My gg grandmother, Polly Amelia WILLIAMS was born somewhere in Montana on 14 January
1821. She married Archie CARR and is buried in Rives Cemetery, Fayette, Illinois.
Archie CARR is said to have been in Troy, Montana in 1840. Any information about
her or her parents would be very helpful.
Contact: [email protected]
24 Nov 1997
Looking for any info on William F. Wood, b 1861 in (Welshpool) Wales, lived/worked
in Montana, moved to Illinois (Oak Pk, Cook Co) late 1929/early 1930, d 2/16/1930.
He might have lived with a niece in IL. Either worked in farming or mining industry
in Montana. Any information at all would be very much appreciated!
Contact: Allan Woodcock
19 Jan 19 1997
Benjamin WOODCOCK, b. 1892 Montana and Olive WOODCOCK, b. 1894 Montana were son
and daughter of Alma or Elma WOODCOCK, b. 1871 in Minn. Searching for given name
of the father and maiden name of Alma. No specific locations in Montana known.