Lyon County, Minnesota

Posted Queries for April thru November 1997

MERCER posted by Karan Folsom on Sunday, April 6, 1997

MERCER- I have tons of information on the MERCER family of Marshall and surronding area, Lyon Co., MN. e-mail me. This offer is FREE! Roscoe C. MERCER (1880-1958) and wife Louisa Alice MORGAN and children, John Thomas MERCER (1849-1898) and wife LUCY CASS (1852-1940) and children. Would like to be in contact with other decendants of these people.

HAY posted by trapt on Saturday, June 14, 1997

Looking for Hay family from turn of century, possibly to present. John and Ettie (Shepherd) Hay and daughter Margaret. John and Ettie originally from Outagamie Co.,Wi

posted by Kjell Nordqvist on Saturday, August 16, 1997

KARLSKOGA Does this place-name sound familiar to you? Karlskoga is a Swedish city /32000 inhab.) about halfway between Stockholm and Oslo. More than 5000 people emigrated from here to America between 1849 (the goldrush in California) and 1935. Our Heritage Society has an emigrant section in its archives, and we are steadily working with emigrant research. If you have roots here, please let us hear from you. Write to Hembygdsforeningen, Torget 10, 691 31 Karlskoga, or send e-mail to We are anxious to hear the story of your emigrated forefathers and get copies of obituaries, citizenship papers, travel documents, pictures etc. for our emigrant records. In return we may have material that is of interest to you.

LARSSON posted by Judy Mayer on Sunday, August 17, 1997

I am looking for information about the descendants of Sven Peter Larsson 1831-1906: They settled in the Coon Creek/Russell Tyler area: Swanson, Peter 'Pete' (? 'Pehr Svensson') Peter's children: Ahlfild, Gilbert, Harold, Ralph Swanson, Alfred '(Alfrid Svensson) Alfred's children: Edward, Anna, Mabel Swanson, [Frans] August (Svensson) (ca. 1871 - 1923(?)) possibly married a Clara (nee __ ) ( ? - aft. 1948) August's children:[Olga] Elizabeth, Alden [Elden] T., Ezra N., Astrid, Floyd E., Frances Swanson, Hanna 'Svensdotter' (1873 - 1951) reported to have married a Larson or Nelson -- "a well-to-do farmer and moved north"

MAHLKE posted by Roger Jennings on Wednesday, August 20, 1997

Searching for any information regarding the family of August G. MAHLKE who was born in Germany in 1836 and immigrated to the USA in 1864 with his wife Augusta ZELLMER Mahlke. After living in Wisconsin for some years, they settled in Balaton, MN, and he managed a flour mill in the area. They had 10 children: Ernest, b. 1863 in Germany; Emma Mahlke SCHMIDT, b. 1865 in Wisc.; Augusta, b. 1867 in Wisc.; Herman, b. 1866 in Wisc.; Paul, b. 1868 in Wisc.; Gustav, b. 1874 in MN; August, b. 1877 in MN; Ida, 870; Bertha Haase, b. 1872; and Albert Haase, b. 1875. Pauline TEUFEL had two children from her marriage to Karl Teufel: Rudolf Frederick TEUFEL, b. 1879, and Ida TEUFEL, b. 1882 in Balaton. They eventually changed the spelling of the last name to TIEFEL.

FOSSE, MABESOONE, OSSEN, WYFFLES posted by Lynn Olivier on Sunday, August 24, 1997

I am compiling the ancestors and descendants of Charles Louis and Rosalie (MABESOONE) WYFFLES and the George and Betsy (FOSSE) OSSEN families of Coon Creek twp. Relatives include WYFFELS, PEDERSON, PETERSON, DENNY, THOOFT, VANLERBERGHE, SMITH, LANG, KLITH, MOAT, THOLEN, THULL, and many otheres. I have a partial index to the Russell Centennial and the History of Lyon Co 1912.

KOBERSTEIN posted by Terry Koberstein on Saturday, September 6, 1997

I am looking for any information on the surname Koberstein. They had property in Lincoln county in and around 1882 when my grandfather Albert Mandrow Koberstein was born.

LUDWIG posted by Jim Hitchcock on Friday, September 19, 1997

Looking for family of LUDWIG found in Stanley township area ca1878. Names include: Darius Tobias Ludwig, his wife Ellen Sedate, and children Clara Luella, Anna Maud, Ada Jerusha, Edna, Lucille Sedate, Ledette and Elmer.

GLOTZBACH, VAHLE posted by Linda Ead on Monday, November 24, 1997

Searching for information on WENDELL VAHLE died July 4,1944 Tracy Mn. Married to AMELIA GLOTZBACH. She died Dec. 25, 1947 Tracy, MN. Children:JOHN HENRY VAHLE; CORNELIUS WENDELL VAHLE; MARIE VICTORIA VAHLE; LONGINUS VAHLE.Any information appreciated. Can exchange GLOTZBACH information. Thank you.

BUTLER, FERRIN posted by Kathi Desko on Tuesday, November 25, 1997

Need family info on Ida BUTLER from Minneapolis, who attended her "Uncle" Zeb FERRIN's funeral in Jefferson IA in Sept. 1901. Possibly had a brother Charles BUTLER living in Omaha at the time. Also George FERRIN of Minneapolis (probably cousin to Ida) who also attended the funeral.

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