Monday, January 30, 2017

1870s-1880s Autograph Album of George H. Knox of Berwick, Maine


1870s-1880s autograph album that belonged to George H. Knox, Jr., of Berwick, Maine.  Based on the earliest inscriptions, I believe George received the album on Christmas Day in 1876 or on his birthday, which also occurred in December.


The album measures approximately 5-1/4" by 3-1/4" and contains the sentiments of 40 of George's relatives, friends and pastors.  An alphabetical surname list and an alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appear at the end of this post.


From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

George H. Knox, Jr., was born about December 1858 in Maine, the son of George H. Knox, Sr., and Hannah Lydia (Cole) Knox.    On February 1, 1885 at Rochester, New Hampshire, George H. Knox, Jr., married Emma F. Cole, daughter of James and Lydia (Varney) Cole.

Incidentally, several people with the surname Cole inscribed pages in the album, including George's future wife Emma, who inscribed her page at Berwick, Maine, on December 29, 1876.


George and Emma lived at Buxton, Maine, where they operated a lumber mill.  If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Surnames in the Album

AArcher [2]KKettellSSpencer
BBrackettKnoxVVarney
ButlerLLibbey [2]WWallingford [2]
CClarkLockeWebster [2]
Cole [6]LordWheat
CrookMMathews
GGowenMontgomery
HHanson [3]PPierce
HersomPresby [2]
HorneRRankin [2]
Hubbard [2]Roberts

Inscribers in the Album - Note: given names within a surname may not be in alphabetical order
  • Cecille E. Archer of Boston, Massachusetts; inscribed on January 12, 1879
  • Viola A. Archer of Hyde Park, Massachusetts; inscribed on July 17, 1881
  • Carrie M. Brackett of Berwick, Maine; inscribed on May 8, 1878
  • Herbert Butler of Berwick, Maine
  • Charles S. Clark of Berwick, Maine
  • Isabel Cole of Hampton, New Hampshire; inscribed at Berwick, Maine, on August 5, 1880
  • Emma F. Cole of Berwick, Maine; inscribed on December 29, 1876
  • J. D. Cole of Berwick, Maine; inscribed on July 26, 1881; not sure of first initial; possibly James D. Cole
  • Hattie F. Cole of South Boston, Massachusetts; inscribed on August 15, 1882
  • Louisa E. Cole of South Boston, Massachusetts; inscribed on August 16, 1882
  • Anna M. Cole of Hampton, New Hampshire; inscribed on August 5, 1880
  • Warren S. Crook; inscribed at Berwick, Maine, on August 4, 1883
  • Minnie C. Gowen of Berwick, Maine; inscribed on January 12, 1879
  • David N. Hanson, Jr. of New York; inscribed at Berwick, Maine, on July 27, 1878.  He inscribed another page in August 1878, in which he gave his address as Brooklyn, New York.
  • Lillie J. Hanson; inscribed August 11, 1883; George's cousin
  • Hattie Hanson, inscribed on August 17, 1878
  • David N. Hanson of Brooklyn, New York; inscribed on August 18, 1878.  He inscribed another page in July 1878.
  • Carrie N. Hersom of South Berwick, Maine; inscribed on July 27, 1882
  • C. H. Horne of Berwick, Maine; inscribed on July 17, 1881
  • Written upside down:  Frank J. Hubbard of Berwick, Maine; "Merry Christmas '76'".  His sister Ida I. Hubbard inscribed the right facing page.
  • Ida I. Hubbard of Berwick, Maine; inscribed December 25, 1876; her brother Frank J. Hubbard inscribed the left facing page.
  • Bertha A. Kettell of Maplewood, Massachusetts; inscribed on August 15, 1882
  • George H. Knox of Berwick, Maine; album owner
  • Clara Libbey of Berwick, Maine; inscribed on May 14, 1878
  • Rose B. Libbey of Berwick, Maine; inscribed on March 1, 1878
  • Lydia Locke, inscribed on April 1, 1877
  • Lizzie L. Lord of Hyde Park, Massachusetts
  • William S. Mathews of Berwick, Maine; inscribed on April 29, 1878
  • J. D. Montgomery of Milton Mills, New Hampshire; inscribed at Berwick, Maine, on May 7, 1878.  Initials are very ornate and hard to decipher.  Presumably James Demster Montgomery (1854-1908)
  • William S. Pierce of Berwick, Maine; inscribed on April 30, 1878.  The page also has this: "Go ahead, D.C."
  • Joseph W. Presby of East Rochester, New Hampshire; inscribed on June 12, 1886.  He was Rev. Joseph Waite Presby (1850-1924), whose wife Isabel (Severance) Presby inscribed the right facing page.
  • Isabel Presby of East Rochester, New Hampshire; inscribed on June 12, 1886.  She was Isabel (Severance) Presby (1858-1937), whose husband Rev. Joseph Waite Presby inscribed the left facing page.
  • Charles W. Rankin; inscribed January 12, 1876.  I believe Charles meant to write the year 1877.
  • Mamie L. Rankin of Berwick, Maine; inscribed on "1-12-77"
  • John Roberts of Berwick, Maine; inscribed on April 29, 1878
  • Abbie E. Spencer of Berwick, Maine
  • Emma J. Varney, inscribed at Rochester, New Hampshire, on June 13, 1880
  • Mary E. Wallingford of East Rochester, New Hampshire; inscribed on September 3, 1881
  • Minerva Wallingford of Berwick, Maine; inscribed on March 29, 1881
  • Harrison Webster of Berwick, Maine; his wife Susan Anna (Libby) Knox, "Susie", inscribed the right facing page.
  • Susie Webster of Berwick, Maine; her husband Harrison Webster inscribed the left facing page.
  • F. I. Wheat of East Rochester, New Hampshire; inscribed on April 12, 1888.  Presumably Frank Irving Wheat, who became a minister at Rochester in April 1887 either while a student at Boston University or just afterward.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

1879 Letter from Albert Ford Merrill at Bangor, Maine, to Thomas Rider Kingsbury at Bradford, Maine


July 24, 1876 letter from Albert Ford Merrill, a miller at Bangor, Maine, to postmaster and merchant Thomas Rider Kingsbury at Bradford, Maine.

The letter, comprised of a folded sheet of paper with 3 panes of handwriting, concerns the quality levels of corn available.  Transcription at the end of this post.


Among other things, Merrill noted that [with punctuation inserted]: "It does no harm to one's return Customers to occasionally give them an inferior article; then they know how to appreciate the good."


From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

Albert Ford Merrill was born September 3, 1839 at East Corinth, Maine, the son of Nathan Libby Merrill and Elizabeth (Wiggin) Merrill.  I believe Albert married twice 1) Abby Sarah Littlefield (1839-1869), with whom he had several children; 2) Harriet Moore Thomas (either 1838 according to her birth record or 1840 according to her cemetery record-1920), with whom he had two children, I believe.

Albert Ford Merrill died in 1923 and is buried with his wives in the Pine Grove Cemetery at Waterville, Maine.

Thomas Rider Kingsbury was born February 20, 1817 at Brewer, Maine, son of Emmons Kingsbury and Emma (Rider) Kingsbury.   Thomas also married twice, I believe: 1) Mary S. Dean, with whom he had one child; she may have died in childbirth in 1845 1) Amanda L. Clarke, with whom he had several children, though not all survived to adulthood.

Thomas died in 1891 and is buried in the Corner Cemetery at Bradford, Maine, with his second wife Amanda and other family members.  First wife Mary S. (Dean) Kingsbury is buried in the Locust Grove Cemetery at Hampden, Maine.

Read more about Thomas Rider Kingsbury here.

Transcription

Bangor July 24, 1876
T. R. Kingsbury, Esqr.
Dear Sir,
Yours of the 20 was recd saturday.  In answer will say that I intend to keep but one kind of corn and that the best.  But in tr__  [trade misspelled ?] your experience proves that we do not allways get what we would wish.  The lot of corn from which you had a few lots was but for nice Yellow but it did not prove to be nice.  It made better meal however than much now being sold, for it was sweet, not musty, being not very dry it showed bad of the hull especially, in the ? Corn.

It does no harm to ones return Customers to occasionally give them an inferior article, then they know how to appreciate the good.  Early last spring I had two cars corn, Yellow and Perfect in quality from which I think we had 1 or 2 lots.  For some little time my retail customers would complain because they could not allways get the same.  There is much now being sold and will be until cold weather that is musty.  Now after using or trying to use one bag of this a person would be glad of most anything that a Horse or Pig would not refuse.  I have now a small quantity of good yellow corn which cost me 69 cts 56 lbs and which I have to sell at 65 cts.  If you should send tomorrow or next day you would get some of it.
Those who intend selling a good article do not stand an even chance with those who do not because it costs more and in nine cases in ten will not sell for any more.  Again one is more likely to get uniformity in a poor grade than a higher.  
Many will be better satisfied to get a poor quality all the time because then they know no difference.
Trusting that I may be able to give satisfaction to your customers, as well as any one with a little explanation on your part in some cases.
I am truly yours.
A. F. Merrill

If you have corrections and/or additions to any of the information presented above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Sources
Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900
New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920
Maine, Faylene Hutton Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1990
Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980




Sunday, January 22, 2017

4 Photographs of the Prasse and Stache Families of the Manchester, New Hampshire Area


4 cabinet photographs from the Prasse (Prass) and Stache families of the Manchester, New Hampshire, area.  As far as I can tell, the people in the photographs were all born in Germany and emigrated to New Hampshire.
  • Reinhold Stache, shown above; photograph by the Piper studio of 864 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire; presumably Reinhold Traugott Stache (1878-1913).  Reinhold was the first husband of Amelia Prasse, whom he married at Manchester, New Hampshire, in 1902.  
  • Amelia Prasse; by the Piper studio of Manchester, New Hampshire.  Amelia C. Stache (1880-1967) married Reinhold Traugott Stache in 1902.  After Reinhold's death in 1913, Amelia married Wilhelm Heinrich Bernard Hesseling in 1915.
  • Martha Prasse, sister of Amelia Prasse; by the Piper studio of 864 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire.  Martha Prasse (abt 1877-?) married Albert Maiwald in 1900.  After Albert's death in 1901, Martha married Oscar Kleiner in 1909.
  • Rudolf Prasse; brother of Amelia Prasse and Martha Prasse; by Shaw's Studio of 895 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire.  Rudolf Reinhold Prasse (1872-1972) married Mrs. Martha (Hampel) Solger in 1914 at Manchester, New Hampshire.
Reverse of the cabinet photograph of Reinhold Traugott Stache:


If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

1859 Letter from Montpelier, Vermont, by Samuel Lasell Fletcher, advising Cousin about Samuel's Mother's Death


June 25, 1859 letter from S. L. Fletcher at Montpelier, Vermont, advising his cousin that Fletcher's mother had died the night before and that Fletcher was leaving "for home" that day for the funeral scheduled for the next day.

S. L. Fletcher was Samuel Lasell Fletcher (abt 1820-1893), son of Joel Fletcher and Dolly (Silsby) Fletcher.  Dolly died June 25, 1859, so "the night before" was actually early on the morning of the 25th.

Transcription

Montpelier
Montpelier, June 25/59

Dear Cousin.  I have just received a dispatch from home saying that Mother died last night.  She is to be buried tomorrow at 11 o'clock.  I leave for home on the 9-10 o'clock train this evening.

Please send word to Aunt Huldah.  Please excuse haste.
Yours, 
S. L. Fletcher

The reverse, below, contains penciled figures, left at a later date when a piece of paper was needed for computation purposes.


The letter asks the cousin to inform Aunt Huldah, who was presumably Dolly's sister Huldah (Silsby) Thompson Colby.  "Cousin" may have been one of Huldah's children.

Dolly (Silsby) Fletcher is buried with her husband Joel and other family members in the East Lempster Cemetery at East Lempster, New Hampshire.

Samuel Lasell Fletcher was born about 1820 at Orwell, Vermont.  On December 23, 1846 at Claremont, New Hampshire, Samuel married Catherine Macauley Jones.  According to Catherine's death record, she was the daughter of Abraham Jones and Susan (Long) Jones.

Samuel was town clerk of Charlestown, New Hampshire, starting about 1849 and was postmaster in the 1850s.  An 1860 court deposition in the case of Backman v. Charlestown indicates that he was in the mercantile business in 1855 and 1856 and perhaps longer.  He was also a trustee of the Connecticut River Savings Bank of Charlestown, New Hampshire.

Samuel and Catherine had at least three children:
  1. Ellen Louisa Fletcher, born about 1849
  2. Katie Marsella Fletcher, born about 1851 and possibly died about 1866
  3. Mary Eliza Fletcher, born about 1854, who married George Gilman Bowen.
Samuel died May 11, 1893 at Canaan, New Hampshire, and Catherine on April 30, 1911 at Charlestown, New Hampshire.  I haven't yet found their place of burial.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or feel that S. L. Fletcher was another person, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Sources
New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947
New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1720-1920
U.S. Federal Census
New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947

Saturday, January 21, 2017

1917 Photograph of Edith Emma Lewsey of Lyndon, Vermont; graduating from L.G.S., presumably Lyndon Grammar School


1917 photograph of Edith Emma Lewsey on the day of her graduation from L.G.S., at the age of 14.  L.G.S. was presumably Lyndon Grammar School or Lyndonville Grammar School.


From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

Edith Emma Lewsey was born November 9, 1902 at Lyndon, Vermont, the daughter of Charles Arthur Lewsey and Harriet Isabel (Densmore) Lewsey, who were born in England and Vermont, respectively.

In 1925 at Chester, Vermont, Edith married Maurice Franklyn Way, son of William C. Way and Elva (Corliss) Way.  Maurice was born July 12, 1898.  Edith and William had, I believe, at least two children.  Edith died in 1985, as the result of a fall down the stairs at her home.  Maurice had predeceased her in 1984.

They're buried in the Lyndon Center Cemetery at Lyndon, Vermont.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Sources

Vermont, Birth Records, 1909-2008
United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954
Vermont Death Records 1909-2008
Vermont Vital Records, 1760-2008
U.S. Federal Census

CDV of a Woman Identified as Sarah Hood; by the Glenton Studio of Nashua, New Hampshire


Carte de Visite of a woman identified on the reverse as Sarah Hood.  The photograph was taken by the Glenton studio of Nashua, New Hampshire.

Whether Hood is a birth surname or married surname, I don't know.


If you recognize Sarah from your family photographs or research, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

1880s CDV & Tintype Album, plus Mementos, of Luella A. (Eugley) Mank Reed of Midcoast Maine



1800s Carte de Visite and tintype album, plus many mementos and trade cards tucked in, that I believe belonged to Luella A. (Eugley) Mank Reed of midcoast Maine.  

Handwriting on the inside front cover, below:

Luella Reed
Maiden name Eugley
Mother Fannie Moody Eugley
Father Josia Eugley
Sister Adelia Eugley Benner
Sister Addie Eugley Oliver
Brother Austin Eugley
Brother Joseph Eugley


The album measures approximately 6" by 5" by 2" and contains cartes de visite, tintypes, calling cards, newspaper clippings and trading cards.

Surnames of people whose photographs appear in the album or who are mentioned:

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AAndersonFFrenchOO'Neil
BBenner [2]GGouldOliver [2]
Bickmore [3]HHusseyPParks
CCopelandMMank [5]Paulsen
DDavisMardenPeterson
EEugley [5]McPhailRReed
MoodyRichardson

Luella A. (Eugley) Mank Reed was born in 1864, the daughter of Moses Eugley and Fannie (Moody) Eugley.  Most records I found gave her father's name as Moses Eugley, though the inside front cover of the album, as noted above, gives his name as Josia Eugley.  Hopefully a reader will step in to clarify.

Luella's Find a Grave memorial gives her birth date and place as April 4, 1864 at Nobleboro, Maine.  Luella married twice: 1) Gilbert F. Mank, with whom she had several children; 2) William Reed.  Luella died December 14, 1953 at Thomaston, Maine; she;s buried in the Josiah Moody Cemetery at Nobleboro, Maine, with her first husband, her parents and other relatives.

Luella appears in two photographs, both shown below, a tintype as a 12 year old girl and as an older woman with her two older sisters, Adelia Jane (Eugley) Benner and Adeline Martha (Eugley) Oliver.




People pictured or mentioned in the album - please leave a comment or contact me directly if you have information on any of them
  • Mrs. Nancy Anderson, with Mrs. Maxine O'Neil, both "school patrol ladies"; newspaper clipping with photograph of them getting "benchwarmer" coats
  • Adelia Jane (Eugley) Benner, sister of Luella A. (Eugley) Mank Reed; shown in a Real Photo Postcard with her sisters Luella A. (Eugley) Mank Reed and Adeline Martha (Eugley) Benner, tucked in the album
  • Real Photo Postcard of Al Benner, son of Adelia (Eugley) Benner and Isaac Benner.  Someone scribbled a picture of a person on the reverse.
  • Hattie (Eugley) Bickmore with her sons Earl H. Bickmore and Luther Francis Bickmore.  Hattie was the daughter of Joseph Allen Eugley and Annie Etta (Nash) Bickmore.  Snapshot tucked in the album.
  • Earl H. Bickmore with his mother Hattie (Eugley) Bickmore and brother Luther Francis Bickmore; snapshot tucked in the album.
  • Luther Francis Bickmore with his mother Hattie (Eugley) Bickmore and brother Earl H. Bickmore; snapshot tucked in the album
  • Miss Myrna Copeland of Wellesley, Massachusetts; newspaper clipping announcing that she was visiting at her home at Thomaston, Maine
  • Newspaper clipping of a double funeral at Thomaston, Maine, for storm victims Joseph Russell Davis, 43, Thomaston, Maine, undertaker, and Edwin W. French, 39, Camden, close friends who lost their lives in a storm while on a smelt fishing trip at St. George.
  • Moses Eugley, father of Luella A. (Eugley) Mank Reed; presumably Moses Eugley, but named on the inside front cover of the album as Josia Eugley.  CDV of a man identified as "Grampa Eugley", presumably Moses Eugley.  His CDV, taken at the Z. B. Osgood studio at Damariscotta, Maine, faces that of his wife "Grammy Eugley", presumably his wife Fannie (Moody).  Whether Moses' name was Josiah Moses Eugley or just Moses Eugley, I don't know.
  • Austin M. Eugley, brother of Luella A. (Eugley) Mank Reed; tintype of him that gives his death year as 1937
  • Joseph Allen Eugley, brother of Luella A. (Eugley) Mank Reed; mentions 1925, the year of Joseph's death; CDV by the Wight studio of Waldoboro, Maine
  • Annie Eugley; her name is written on the page, but the slot for the photograph is empty; possibly Annie Etta (Nash) Eugley, wife of Joseph Allen Eugley.  Annie's CDV, by the Wight studio of Waldoboro, Maine, appears loose in the album
  • Nelson Eugley; his name and those of Luella Reed and Annie Eugley are written on a page which has no photograph in the slot
  • Newspaper clipping of a double funeral at Thomaston, Maine, for storm victims Joseph Russell Davis, 43, Thomaston, Maine, undertaker, and Edwin W. French, 39, Camden, close friends who lost their lives in a storm while on a smelt fishing trip at St. George.
  • Oscar Fogler Gould; with Luella A. (Eugley) Mank Reed; snapshot tucked in the album
  • Calling card of Charles C. Hussey
  • Calling card of Edward R. Mank.  Perhaps Edward Riley Mank, born at Leeds, Maine, on July 1, 1866, son of Alexander E. Mank and Roxanna L. (Bishop) Mank.  This Edward died December 22, 1890 and is buried in the Fayette Village Cemetery at Fayette, Maine.
  • According to handwriting on the page, the slot on this page once held a photograph of Llewellyn Mank.  Presumably the Llewellyn Mank who was the son of Josiah Mank and Caroline (Davis) Mank.
  • According to handwriting on the page, the slot on this page once held a photograph of Walter Mank.
  • Sanford B. Mank; calling card; son of Alexander E. Mank and Roxanna L. (Bishop) Mank.  Sanford was born about October 1874 at Fayette, Maine, and married Ada L. Oxton.
  • Doris M. Mank of Warren, Maine; newspaper clipping announcing her engagement to Robert C. Mitchell of Union, Maine.  Doris was the daughter of Burleigh Edward Mank and Addie E. (Miller) Mank.  Burleigh was the son of Gilbert F. Mank and Luella A. (Eugley) Mank Reed.
  • Mrs. Frank O. Marden of South Portland - newspaper clipping announcing that she had come to spend the holiday with Mr. and Mrs. John Hewett of Thomaston, Maine
  • Thomas R. McPhail of Thomaston, Maine; newspaper clipping of the obituary of Thomas R. McPhail of Thomaston, age 55, member of the Executive Council in Gov. Sumner Sewall's first administration and former Thomaston postmaster.  He was the son of Roderick and Olive (Shibles) McPhail and was a civil engineer, postmaster and life insurance agent.  Surviving are two sisters, Miss Mary E. McPhail and Mrs. Martha Carter and a niece Mrs. Willis L. Stiles of Portland.  Burial to be in the family lot in the Thomaston Cemetery.
  • Fannie (Moody) Eugley, mother of Luella A. (Eugley) Mank Reed.  CDV of a woman, presumably Fannie (Moody) Eugley, identified as "Grammy Eugley" by the Z. B. Osgood studio of Damariscotta, Maine.  Her CDV faces that of "Grampa Eugley", presumably Moses Eugley.
  • Mrs. Maxine O'Neil, with Mrs. Nancy Anderson, both "school patrol ladies"; newspaper clipping with photograph of them getting "benchwarmer" coats
  • Adeline Martha (Eugley) Benner, "Addie",sister of Luella A. (Eugley) Mank Reed; shown in a Real Photo Postcard with her sisters Luella A. (Eugley) Mank Reed and Adelia Jane (Eugley) Benner, tucked in the album.
  • Willie Oliver; CDV by the Z. B. Osgood studio of Damariscotta, Maine; presumably William Joshua Oliver, born August 30, 1887 at Damariscotta, Maine, son of Adeline Martha (Eugley) Oliver and 
  • Mrs. Abbie Parks; newspaper clipping about her funeral service at Thomaston, Maine.  "She was born April 29, 1885 at North Waldoboro, but had resided at Thomaston for 23 years"; wife of Enos Parks and daughter of Luella A. (Eugley) Mank Reed and Gilbert F. Mank
  • Dot Paulsen; small photograph tucked in album; not sure of given name
  • Christmas calling card of Mr. and Mrs. Petersen of the Methodist Parsonage at North Waldoboro, Maine, dated December 1896.
  • Luella A. (Eugley) Mank Reed.  Luella, then the widow of Gilbert F. Mank, married William Reed in 1904 at Thomaston, Maine; tintype of Luella at age 12
  • Charles M. Richardson; newspaper clipping about his marriage at Rockland, Maine, to Mrs. Emily Edwards, widow of Luther C. Edwards of Westbrook, Maine

Monday, January 9, 2017

1911 Snapshot of Grandma Hansen at Eidsvold; perhaps Kari Olsdatter (Moen) Hanson, Wife of Rasmus Hanson of Eidsvold, Minnesota


1911 snapshot of "Grandma Hansen, Dec. 12, 1911.  Picture taken on her birthday July 27, 1911, at Eidsvold".

Whether Eidsvold is the town in Minnesota or North Dakota, or perhaps Eidsvoll in Norway, I don't know, but I suspect the photograph is from the United States.

As you can see, there's a piece missing along the left side.


From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

Among several possibilities, Grandma Hansen may have been Kari Olsdatter (Moen) Hanson, wife of Rasmus Hanson, who were living at at Eidsvold, Minnesota at the time of the 1910 Federal Census.

According to the 1900 Census of Westerheim, Minnesota, Kari (also Carrie, Carey, etc. on record) was born about July 1840 in Norway.   She November 24, 1916 in Lyon County, Minnesota, according to a Minnesota death record.

Kari's Find-a-Grave memorial gives her married name as Hanson and provides two birth dates for her, neither of which is July 27.  The text shows June 29, 1840, but her stone clearly shows June 4, 1840.  These dates may eliminate Kari from consideration as the woman in the photograph.

Kari's husband, Rasmus Hanson, was born at Oppland Fylke, Norway on April 4, 1835.  Information they provided to the enumerator in the 1900 Census indicates that they immigrated to the United States in 1868, about 32 years before and had been married for 32 years.  Whether they knew each other in Norway and married there just before immigrating, or married in the United States, I don't know.

I believe Kari and Rasmus had at least nine children, though I don't know if they all survived to adulthood.

If you feel that Grandma Hansen was another person or if you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Sources
U.S. Federal Censuses
Minnesota Death Records
Find-a-Grave

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Documents - Maine and Maine Connection


Ames1803 Freeport, Maine handwritten document; Ralph Cross; Ezra Ames; M. A. Cross
Arno1843 Handwritten Certificate of Marriage of Martin W. Lewis & Harriet J. H. Arno of Springfield, Maine & Plymouth, Maine Respectively
Bachelder1879 Obligation Document Regarding the Bisbee Copper Mining & Smelting Company of Blue Hill, Maine; signed by 9 Prominent Maine Men
Bartlett1875 Invoice for essential oils to D. T. Sanders at Greenville, Maine; Nathan Wood & Son
Beal1854 Highway Assessment for the Town of Avon, Maine: Joseph B. Grover; Sheldon H. Beal; John Phillips and 9 Other Names
Bisbee1879 Obligation Document Regarding the Bisbee Copper Mining & Smelting Company of Blue Hill, Maine; signed by 9 Prominent Maine Men
Boothby1833 Deed, Saco, Maine: William Dearing of Waterboro, Maine, to Cornelius Boothby of Saco, Maine
Brewer1856 document: agreement between Philip Coombs, Bangor, Maine & Joseph Brown or Joseph Brewer, Brewer, Maine
Brown1879 Obligation Document Regarding the Bisbee Copper Mining & Smelting Company of Blue Hill, Maine; signed by 9 Prominent Maine Men
Brown1856 document: agreement between Philip Coombs, Bangor, Maine & Joseph Brown or Joseph Brewer, Brewer, Maine
Buck1847 Receipt from Orland, Maine; Names Joseph Wilson and Rufus Buck
Butler1854 Highway Assessment for the Town of Avon, Maine: Joseph B. Grover; Sheldon H. Beal; John Phillips and 9 Other Names
Carr1854 Highway Assessment for the Town of Avon, Maine: Joseph B. Grover; Sheldon H. Beal; John Phillips and 9 Other Names
Cobb1803 Handwritten Document from Portland, Maine: Names Cobb; Paine; Garland
Conner1901/1908 Letters & Document of the Charles Frank Conner family of Hancock County, Maine
Coombs1879 Obligation Document Regarding the Bisbee Copper Mining & Smelting Company of Blue Hill, Maine; signed by 9 Prominent Maine Men
Coombs1856 document: agreement between Philip Coombs, Bangor, Maine & Joseph Brown or Joseph Brewer, Brewer, Maine
Cross1803 Freeport, Maine handwritten document; Ralph Cross; Ezra Ames; M. A. Cross
Cross1803 Note Signed by John Soule, Jr., at Freeport, Maine, to Pay Ralph Cross; witnessed by Winslow Webb
Cutts1792 Document of Pepperrellboro', now Saco, Maine: Collector Nathaniel Scammon Paid Treasurer Thomas Cutts 189 Pounds 15 Shillings Eight Pence
DavisJune 1836 Invoice: Fogg & Davis; Bangor Dispatch Line; Schooner Tremont; Maine to Boston, Massachusetts
Davis1846 Invoice, Eddington, Maine: Names of Samuel Davis and J. Muzzy
Davis1846 Promise to Pay, Eddington, Maine: Samuel Davis to Bartholomew Penney
Day2 1850 Invoices of Confectioner Clement Parker, Jr., of Sanford, Maine; George H. Day and J. Hubbard
Deane1804 Portland, Maine document: Benjamin Rand of Gorham; John Deane; Daniel Thompson
Deane1801 Note given by Simeon Sanborn to John Deane, at Standish, Maine
Dearing1833 Deed, Saco, Maine: William Dearing of Waterboro, Maine, to Cornelius Boothby of Saco, Maine
Deering1805 I.O.U. from John Deering to W. Zenas Pratt; Portland, Maine
Deering1797 Handwritten Document between James Deering & Phinehas Frost at Portland, Maine; possibly signed by Samuel Freeman
Dill1854 Highway Assessment for the Town of Avon, Maine: Joseph B. Grover; Sheldon H. Beal; John Phillips and 9 Other Names
Doyen1847 Deed to Parcel at Avon, Maine, Sold by James Towle of Freeman, Maine, to Joseph B. Grover of Avon, Maine; Other Names: John Doyen, Samuel Ricker
Duley1864 Receipts given by George Hampton Duley to Capt. Ellis Percy Sylvester, Phippsburg, Maine
Elkins1804 I.O.U. of Samuel Elkins to Jonathan Varney $35; witness, Ephraim Hodsdon - Windham, Maine
Estes1804 I.O.U. Document signed at Gorham, Maine; Joseph Nason; Samuel Estes; George Murch
Felker1864 Handwritten Document regarding Charles Grant and Ephraim Wood Parlin of Concord, Maine
Fletcher1875 Invoice for essential oils to D. T. Sanders at Greenville, Maine; Nathan Wood & Son
FoggJune 1836 Invoice: Fogg & Davis; Bangor Dispatch Line; Schooner Tremont; Maine to Boston, Massachusetts
Fogg1901/1908 Letters & Document of the Charles Frank Conner family of Hancock County, Maine
Follansbee1856 Receipt for Payment Made by Francis Hodgkins to J. Follansbee at Mount Desert, Maine
Freeman1797 Handwritten Document between James Deering & Phinehas Frost at Portland, Maine; possibly signed by Samuel Freeman
Frost1797 Handwritten Document between James Deering & Phinehas Frost at Portland, Maine; possibly signed by Samuel Freeman
Gardner1849 Somerset County, Maine, Court Document Warning Inhabitants of Hartland, Maine, to Pay to Repair Highway: Names John O. Gardner; L. Kidder
Garland1803 Handwritten Document from Portland, Maine: Names Cobb; Paine; Garland
Gerrish1834 bill from Cyrus Jones to Captain George Gerrish for wood and repairs - likely Lebanon, Maine
Goodwin1833 Deed, Saco, Maine: William Dearing of Waterboro, Maine, to Cornelius Boothby of Saco, Maine
Granger1882 Deed Where Prescott M. Pirington and John Prescott Purchased a Home and Lot at Milltown, Calais, Maine
Grant1864 Handwritten Document regarding Charles Grant and Ephraim Wood Parlin of Concord, Maine
Grindle1879 Obligation Document Regarding the Bisbee Copper Mining & Smelting Company of Blue Hill, Maine; signed by 9 Prominent Maine Men
Groven1847 Deed to Parcel at Avon, Maine, Sold by James Towle of Freeman, Maine, to Joseph B. Grover of Avon, Maine; Other Names: John Doyen, Samuel Ricker
Grover1854 Highway Assessment for the Town of Avon, Maine: Joseph B. Grover; Sheldon H. Beal; John Phillips and 9 Other Names
Grover1839 Deed Between Harrison O. Read of Strong, Maine, and Mark Grover of Avon, Maine; Witness Wesley D. Weymouth; JP David Harlow
Hall1809 Brunswick, Maine Promissory Note: William Hunt; Jotham Stone; William Hall
HanscomFive 1849-1851 Handwritten Documents from the Sanford, Maine - Saco, Maine, Area: Hubbard; Weld; Heard or Hurd; Philpot; Witham; Hanscom
Hanson1804 Windham, Maine, document: William Hanson; Joseph [possibly Scribner or Sanborn, Jr. or Sr. or ?]
HansonNote dated 1804 at Windham, Maine, from Edmund Pray to William Hanson; witness Robert Plumer
Harlow1839 Deed Between Harrison O. Read of Strong, Maine, and Mark Grover of Avon, Maine; Witness Wesley D. Weymouth; JP David Harlow
Harvey1882 Deed Where Prescott M. Pirington and John Prescott Purchased a Home and Lot at Milltown, Calais, Maine
Hayford1879 Obligation Document Regarding the Bisbee Copper Mining & Smelting Company of Blue Hill, Maine; signed by 9 Prominent Maine Men
Heard or HurdFive 1849-1851 Handwritten Documents from the Sanford, Maine - Saco, Maine, Area: Hubbard; Weld; Heard or Hurd; Philpot; Witham; Hanscom
Hichborn1865 and 1866 Springfield, Maine documents: Eastern Express Company; Alvin Leavitt Jr.; Almon Leavitt
Hicks1893 Assignment of Mortgage from William A. Murchie to John Prescott - Calais, Maine
Hobart1804 Freeport, Maine, Document: Jacob Reed Promises to Pay Nathaniel Hobart
Hodgkins1862 Receipt for Payment Made by Francis Hodgkins to Isaac Somes at Mount Desert, Maine
Hodgkins1856 Receipt for Payment Made by Francis Hodgkins to J. Follansbee at Mount Desert, Maine
Hodsdon1804 I.O.U. of Samuel Elkins to Jonathan Varney $35; witness, Ephraim Hodsdon - Windham, Maine
Hubbard1849 handwritten document, Sanford, Maine: Dr. George Weld; Stephen Wilkinson; James Hubbard; J. H. Kimball
Hubbard2 1850 Invoices of Confectioner Clement Parker, Jr., of Sanford, Maine; George H. Day and J. Hubbard
HubbardFive 1849-1851 Handwritten Documents from the Sanford, Maine - Saco, Maine, Area: Hubbard; Weld; Heard or Hurd; Philpot; Witham; Hanscom
Hunt1809 Brunswick, Maine Promissory Note: William Hunt; Jotham Stone; William Hall
Jones1867 Document Attesting to Good Character of Walter Sargent of Gouldsboro, Maine
Jones1834 bill from Cyrus Jones to Captain George Gerrish for wood and repairs - likely Lebanon, Maine
Kennedy1854 Highway Assessment for the Town of Avon, Maine: Joseph B. Grover; Sheldon H. Beal; John Phillips and 9 Other Names
Kidder1849 Somerset County, Maine, Court Document Warning Inhabitants of Hartland, Maine, to Pay to Repair Highway: Names John O. Gardner; L. Kidder
Kilby1851 Certification that Seaman Isaac N. Sprague of Pembroke, Maine, is an American Citizen
Kimball1849 handwritten document, Sanford, Maine: Dr. George Weld; Stephen Wilkinson; James Hubbard; J. H. Kimball
Lary1803 Brunswick, Maine Document: Joseph Lary, Jr. Promises to Pay Robert McManus
Leavitt1865 and 1866 Springfield, Maine documents: Eastern Express Company; Alvin Leavitt Jr.; Almon Leavitt
Leland1872 Widow's War of 1812 Pension for Betsey Leland, Widow of Capt. Sherman Leland of Massachusetts
Lewis1843 Handwritten Certificate of Marriage of Martin W. Lewis & Harriet J. H. Arno of Springfield, Maine & Plymouth, Maine Respectively
Linscot1854 Highway Assessment for the Town of Avon, Maine: Joseph B. Grover; Sheldon H. Beal; John Phillips and 9 Other Names
Littlefield1901/1908 Letters & Document of the Charles Frank Conner family of Hancock County, Maine
Loomis1849 Somerset County, Maine, Court Document Warning Inhabitants of Hartland, Maine, to Pay to Repair Highway: Names John O. Gardner; L. Kidder
Lowell1881 Deed Where John Prescott & Prescott M. Pirington Purchased Land & Buildings at Calais, Maine
McManus1803 Brunswick, Maine Document: Joseph Lary, Jr. Promises to Pay Robert McManus
Melcher1803 Brunswick, Maine Document: Joseph Lary, Jr. Promises to Pay Robert McManus
Milliken1882 Deed Where Prescott M. Pirington and John Prescott Purchased a Home and Lot at Milltown, Calais, Maine
Milliken1879 Obligation Document Regarding the Bisbee Copper Mining & Smelting Company of Blue Hill, Maine; signed by 9 Prominent Maine Men
Morse1813 Document from Warren, Maine with names of Walter Morse and Thomas Starrett
Morse1791 Document re: Levi Morse, signed by Selectmen Josiah Robbins & Jason Ware of Union, Maine
Murch1804 I.O.U. Document signed at Gorham, Maine; Joseph Nason; Samuel Estes; George Murch
Murchie1893 Assignment of Mortgage from William A. Murchie to John Prescott - Calais, Maine
Muzzy1846 Invoice, Eddington, Maine: Names of Samuel Davis and J. Muzzy
Nason1804 I.O.U. Document signed at Gorham, Maine; Joseph Nason; Samuel Estes; George Murch
Norton1837 Handwritten Document Inscribed at Phillips, Maine; W. Norton and A. Pease
Paine1803 Handwritten Document from Portland, Maine: Names Cobb; Paine; Garland
Palmer1852 Document from the Solar Lodge of Bath, Maine; Names A. W. Turner and H. E. Palmer
Parker2 1850 Invoices of Confectioner Clement Parker, Jr., of Sanford, Maine; George H. Day and J. Hubbard
Parlin1864 Handwritten Document regarding Charles Grant and Ephraim Wood Parlin of Concord, Maine
Parlin58 Documents Relating to the Parlin Family of the Bingham, Maine area - mostly 1840s
Patterson1879 Obligation Document Regarding the Bisbee Copper Mining & Smelting Company of Blue Hill, Maine; signed by 9 Prominent Maine Men
Pease1837 Handwritten Document Inscribed at Phillips, Maine; W. Norton and A. Pease
Penney1846 Promise to Pay, Eddington, Maine: Samuel Davis to Bartholomew Penney
Phillips1854 Highway Assessment for the Town of Avon, Maine: Joseph B. Grover; Sheldon H. Beal; John Phillips and 9 Other Names
PhilpotFive 1849-1851 Handwritten Documents from the Sanford, Maine - Saco, Maine, Area: Hubbard; Weld; Heard or Hurd; Philpot; Witham; Hanscom
Pike1882 Deed Where Prescott M. Pirington and John Prescott Purchased a Home and Lot at Milltown, Calais, Maine
Pirington1882 Deed Where Prescott M. Pirington and John Prescott Purchased a Home and Lot at Milltown, Calais, Maine
Pirington1881 Deed Where John Prescott & Prescott M. Pirington Purchased Land & Buildings at Calais, Maine
Plaisted1854 Highway Assessment for the Town of Avon, Maine: Joseph B. Grover; Sheldon H. Beal; John Phillips and 9 Other Names
PlumerNote dated 1804 at Windham, Maine, from Edmund Pray to William Hanson; witness Robert Plumer
Pratt1805 I.O.U. from John Deering to W. Zenas Pratt; Portland, Maine
PrayNote dated 1804 at Windham, Maine, from Edmund Pray to William Hanson; witness Robert Plumer
Prescott1893 Assignment of Mortgage from William A. Murchie to John Prescott - Calais, Maine
Prescott1882 Deed Where Prescott M. Pirington and John Prescott Purchased a Home and Lot at Milltown, Calais, Maine
Prescott1881 Deed Where John Prescott & Prescott M. Pirington Purchased Land & Buildings at Calais, Maine
Quint2 1850 Invoices of Confectioner Clement Parker, Jr., of Sanford, Maine; George H. Day and J. Hubbard
Rand1867 Document Attesting to Good Character of Walter Sargent of Gouldsboro, Maine
Rand1804 Portland, Maine document: Benjamin Rand of Gorham; John Deane; Daniel Thompson
Read1839 Deed Between Harrison O. Read of Strong, Maine, and Mark Grover of Avon, Maine; Witness Wesley D. Weymouth; JP David Harlow
Reed1804 Freeport, Maine, Document: Jacob Reed Promises to Pay Nathaniel Hobart
Ricker1847 Deed to Parcel at Avon, Maine, Sold by James Towle of Freeman, Maine, to Joseph B. Grover of Avon, Maine; Other Names: John Doyen, Samuel Ricker
Robbins1791 Document re: Levi Morse, signed by Selectmen Josiah Robbins & Jason Ware of Union, Maine
Rowell1846 and 1847 notes for sale of cattle by Eliphalet G. Smith of Moscow, Maine, to William Rowell, then at Bingham, Maine
Sanborn1804 Windham, Maine, document: William Hanson; Joseph [possibly Scribner or Sanborn, Jr. or Sr. or ?]
Sanborn1801 Note given by Simeon Sanborn to John Deane, at Standish, Maine
Sanders1875 Invoice for essential oils to D. T. Sanders at Greenville, Maine; Nathan Wood & Son
Sargent1867 Document Attesting to Good Character of Walter Sargent of Gouldsboro, Maine
Scamman1833 Deed, Saco, Maine: William Dearing of Waterboro, Maine, to Cornelius Boothby of Saco, Maine
Scammon1792 Document of Pepperrellboro', now Saco, Maine: Collector Nathaniel Scammon Paid Treasurer Thomas Cutts 189 Pounds 15 Shillings Eight Pence
Scribner1804 Windham, Maine, document: William Hanson; Joseph [possibly Scribner or Sanborn, Jr. or Sr. or ?]
Smith1854 Highway Assessment for the Town of Avon, Maine: Joseph B. Grover; Sheldon H. Beal; John Phillips and 9 Other Names
Smith1846 and 1847 notes for sale of cattle by Eliphalet G. Smith of Moscow, Maine, to William Rowell, then at Bingham, Maine
Somes1862 Receipt for Payment Made by Francis Hodgkins to Isaac Somes at Mount Desert, Maine
Soule1803 Note Signed by John Soule, Jr., at Freeport, Maine, to Pay Ralph Cross; witnessed by Winslow Webb
Sowle1867 Document Attesting to Good Character of Walter Sargent of Gouldsboro, Maine
Sprague1851 Certification that Seaman Isaac N. Sprague of Pembroke, Maine, is an American Citizen
Starrett1813 Document from Warren, Maine with names of Walter Morse and Thomas Starrett
Stockbridge1804 Freeport, Maine, Document: Jacob Reed Promises to Pay Nathaniel Hobart
Stone1843 Handwritten Certificate of Marriage of Martin W. Lewis & Harriet J. H. Arno of Springfield, Maine & Plymouth, Maine Respectively
Stone1809 Brunswick, Maine Promissory Note: William Hunt; Jotham Stone; William Hall
Swift1840 letter from Gardiner, Maine, to Bingham, Maine re: Benjamin Swift family
Sylvester1864 Receipts given by George Hampton Duley to Capt. Ellis Percy Sylvester, Phippsburg, Maine
Thompson1804 Portland, Maine document: Benjamin Rand of Gorham; John Deane; Daniel Thompson
Towle1847 Deed to Parcel at Avon, Maine, Sold by James Towle of Freeman, Maine, to Joseph B. Grover of Avon, Maine; Other Names: John Doyen, Samuel Ricker
Turner1852 Document from the Solar Lodge of Bath, Maine; Names A. W. Turner and H. E. Palmer
Varney1804 I.O.U. of Samuel Elkins to Jonathan Varney $35; witness, Ephraim Hodsdon - Windham, Maine
Waite1881 Deed Where John Prescott & Prescott M. Pirington Purchased Land & Buildings at Calais, Maine
Ware1791 Document re: Levi Morse, signed by Selectmen Josiah Robbins & Jason Ware of Union, Maine
Webb1803 Note Signed by John Soule, Jr., at Freeport, Maine, to Pay Ralph Cross; witnessed by Winslow Webb
Weld1849 handwritten document, Sanford, Maine: Dr. George Weld; Stephen Wilkinson; James Hubbard; J. H. Kimball
WeldFive 1849-1851 Handwritten Documents from the Sanford, Maine - Saco, Maine, Area: Hubbard; Weld; Heard or Hurd; Philpot; Witham; Hanscom
Weymouth1839 Deed Between Harrison O. Read of Strong, Maine, and Mark Grover of Avon, Maine; Witness Wesley D. Weymouth; JP David Harlow
Wilkinson1849 handwritten document, Sanford, Maine: Dr. George Weld; Stephen Wilkinson; James Hubbard; J. H. Kimball
Wilson1847 Receipt from Orland, Maine; Names Joseph Wilson and Rufus Buck
WithamFive 1849-1851 Handwritten Documents from the Sanford, Maine - Saco, Maine, Area: Hubbard; Weld; Heard or Hurd; Philpot; Witham; Hanscom
Wood1875 Invoice for essential oils to D. T. Sanders at Greenville, Maine; Nathan Wood & Son