Lincoln County, Minnesota

Posted Queries for April thru October 2000

ANDERSEN, RHODE, ROHDE posted by Sheila Kapella on Sunday, April 9, 2000

RHODE / ROHDE; ANDERSEN: Looking for descendants of Peter Hansen Rhode (Rhode) and wife Anna Nilsen. Peter was a native of Denmark and married Anna in Grundy County, IL. They had one daughter born in IL in 1892 named Anna Mae who married Martin Andersen. The Peter and wife and daughter moved to MN (Lake Benton) ca 1902.

REYKDAL posted by Kaaren Jones on Saturday, April 22, 2000

REYKDAL: Jon Gislason, born 08-21-1852 in Iceland, immigrated to Minneota, Minn. about 1882 with wife, Thora Halldorssdottir and daughter Svana, changed name to REYKDAL. Son Helgi born by 1885, wife died, remarried and two more sons; Siggi and John Reykdal. Moved to Washington from Minneota about 1900.

JOHNSON posted by Jan McNair on Friday, August 4, 2000

JOHNSON Looking for Death Certificates/Obits for my Grandparents: Edward Charles Johnson (dob: 8/31/1875 in Reville County, MN; dod: 7/5/55 in Hendricks, MN) and his wife Gina Knutson Johnson (dob: 8/24/1879 in Hendricks, MN; dod: 7/25/57 in Hendricks, MN). Also would like a get a copy of their Marriage Certificate -- Date of Marriage: 6/7/1905 in Hendricks, MN. Thanks for any/all help; I'll be glad to send you some money for your trouble if you let me know how much. Jan McNair

JOHNSON posted by Jan McNair on Tuesday, August 15, 2000

JOHNSON Looking for Birth/Death Information on Edwin Charles Johnson and Gina (Knutson) Johnson (his wife). Both lived and died in Hendricks, Minnesota (Lincoln County). My Grandfather, Edwin Charles Johnson, was born in Renville County, MN on Aug. 31, 1875, the son of Mr & Mrs John B. Johnson. He came to Hendricks in 1901, and died in 1955. My Grandmother, his wife -- Gina (Knutson) Johnson, was born in Lincoln County, MN on August 24, 1879, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Knutson

SCHOENBERG posted by Deb Costanzo on Tuesday, August 15, 2000

SCHOENBERG: Henry Schoenberg, wife and children lived in Ivanhoe in the 1910's I believe. Operated an eatery or saloon.

FROHLKE, FROLKE, PRELLWITZ, STELTER posted by Carla Prellwitz on Friday, August 18, 2000

PRELLWITZ FROHLKE FROLKE STELTER: Ludwig PRELLWITZ born Sept 10, 1830, died June 22, 1911 married Julia FROLKE (FROHLKE) born May 9, 1836, died July 10, 1916. I believe Julia's mother was Rosalie FROHLKE born Sept. 16, 1804, died April 30, 1890. Ludwig and Julia had a son William PRELLWITZ, born February 9, 1864 in Posen, Prussia, died February 8, 1946. William married Augusta STELTER in 1892. She was born March 7, 1875 in Germany, died December 14, 1971. William and Ludwig appear to have come to America around 1872, settling near Taunton, Minnesota. All mentioned above are buried in the Alta Vista Township Cemetery near Taunton. Another son of Ludwig and Julia was Herman PRELLWITZ.

DERBY posted by David Harris on Thursday, September 14, 2000

A new message, "DERBY in MN," was posted by David Harris on Sun, 10 Sep 2000 It is a response to "does anybody read this query site?," posted by Vincent Heim on Sun, 23 Apr 2000

JACOBSEN, NELSO posted by Bjarne Savkov on Sunday, September 17, 2000

My great-grandmother emigrated to the US in 1892. I know that she arrived to New York in May 1892 together with her son Christian Laurence NELSO, and I also know that she got married with John JACOBSEN in Tyler, MN. John Jacobsen is born about 1837 and my great-grandmother about 1848, and they still lived in Tyler in 1920. Can anyone help me finding relatives in the US, the name of my great-grandmother, and the names of any children to John and great-grandmother if she got someone expect Christian who is born in Denmark. Best regards Bjarne Savkov

ENGKJER posted by Wes Demmon on Sunday, October 8, 2000

ENGKJER: Nels and Katrina ENGKHER belived to have farmed in Arco, Lincoln county MN area in 1900 to 1910 era - need wife's maden name, his parents, had 4 known children, Andrew, Carrie E. Crister, Emil, and Anna E. Thompson

MCCAFFREY posted by Mary on Saturday, October 14, 2000

MCCAFFREY: Patrick H McCaffrey and/or his descendants.Moved to Lincoln County (Verdi)in 1872. Patrick died January 1,1937...his wife was Mary Hurney. Any information at all would be appreciated.Please email me at

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