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Friday, April 8, 2011

Free Ancestry weekend (and footnote!)

Name: Andrew Stearhoof
Age in 1860: 49
Birth Year: abt 1811
Birthplace: Bavaria
Home in 1860: Darby, Union, Ohio
Gender: Male
Post Office: New California
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Andrew Stearhoof 49
Barbra Stearhoof 30
John Stearhoof 9
Leonard Stearhoof 7
Barbra Stearhoof 5
Conrad Stearhoof 3
Martin Stearhoof 2

Name: Geo W Stearhoof
Age in 1860: 3
Birth Year: abt 1857
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1860: Darby, Union, Ohio
Gender: Male
Post Office: New California
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
John Stearhoof 40
Margaret B Stearhoof 34
Rosannah Stearhoof 9
Andrew Stearhoof 6
John Stearhoof 5
Geo W Stearhoof 3
Mary Stearhoof 2
Barbra Stearhoof 7/12

I dont know who this is, but it MIGHT be the George Im searching for, being from the first marriage of John Andrew (1st census above)
Name: Geo Sterauf
Age in 1860: 31
Birth Year: abt 1829
Birthplace: Nassau
Home in 1860: Cincinnati Ward 10, Hamilton, Ohio
Gender: Male
Post Office: Cincinnati
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Geo Sterauf 31
Margt Sterauf 30
Josephine Sterauf 4
Emma Sterauf 1

Same with this one, might possibly be a son from first marriage
Name: Adolphus Steurhoff
[Steinhoff]
Age in 1860: 40
Birth Year: abt 1820
Birthplace: Germany
Home in 1860: Jennings, Putnam, Ohio
Gender: Male
Post Office: Fort Jennings
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Adolphus Steurhoff 40
Augusta Steurhoff 17
Frederica Steurhoff 16
Julia Steurhoff 13
Amelia Steurhoff 11

Name: John Sterhof
Birth Year: abt 1831
Age in 1870: 39
Birthplace: Prussia
Home in 1870: Canton Ward 2, Stark, Ohio
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
John Sterhof 39
Elizabeth Sterhof 28

Name: John Stierhof
Birth Year: abt 1817
Age in 1870: 53
Birthplace: Baden
Home in 1870: Franklin, Franklin, Ohio
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
John Stierhof 53
Margret Stierhof 43
Rosa Stierhof 19
Mary Stierhof 12
Barbara Stierhof 10
William Stierhof 9
Maggie Stierhof 4


Name: John Steerhof
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Ohio
Regiment Name: 58 Ohio Infantry
Regiment Name Expanded: 58th Regiment, Ohio Infantry
Company: G
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M552 roll 104

Name: John Steerhoff
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Ohio
Regiment Name: 13 Ohio Infantry
Regiment Name Expanded: 13th Regiment, Ohio Infantry
Company: F
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M552 roll 104

Name: John Stierhaf
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Ohio
Regiment Name: 58 Ohio Infantry
Regiment Name Expanded: 58th Regiment, Ohio Infantry
Company: G
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Alternate Name: John/Steerhof
Film Number: M552 roll 105

(this is Johanns son from first marriage!)
Name: George W. Stierhof
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Union Regular Army
Regiment Name: 18 U.S. Inf.
Regiment Name Expanded: 18th Regiment, US Infantry (Regular Army)
Company: D
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M233 roll 28
he died either 13 Feb 1863 (tombstone at St Johns Cem in Union Oh says this) OR 31 Dec 1862 in Stone River, Tn, but unsure of details at the moment.

This could be a *nobody* but he is joining the ranks
Name: Joseph Sthroff
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Wisconsin
Regiment Name: 5 Wisconsin Infantry
Regiment Name Expanded: 5th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
Company: A
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Alternate Name: James/Schroff
Film Number: M559 roll 29

Name: John Stierhof
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Ohio
Regiment Name: 58 Ohio Infantry
Regiment Name Expanded: 58th Regiment, Ohio Infantry
Company: G
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Alternate Name: John/Steerhof
Film Number: M552 roll 105

Name: James Stoorhoff
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: New York
Regiment Name: 47 N.Y. State Militia (3 Months)
Regiment Name Expanded: 47th Regiment, New York State Militia (3 months, 1862)
Company: H
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M551 roll 136

Name: Christopher Freeland
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: New York
Regiment Name: 27 N.Y. Infantry
Regiment Name Expanded: 27th Regiment, New York Infantry
Company: E
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M551 roll 49

Name: Dorwin Green
Age in 1860: 12
Birth Year: abt 1848
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1860: Conewango, Warren, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Post Office: Warren
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Halsey Green 45
Celia Green 46
Charles Green 14
Dorwin Green 12
Elber Green 10
Mary Green 8
Anna Green 6

Name: Stephen Butte
[Stephen Butts]
Age in 1860: 58
Birth Year: abt 1802
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1860: Brokenstraw, Warren, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Post Office: Youngsville
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Stephen Butte 58
Lucy Butte 50
William Butte 21
Lewis Butte 15
Fidelo Butte 13
Martha Butte 10
Emma Butte 7
Nancy Tracy 32
Mary E Tracy 9
Eva Tracy 5
Duane Tracy 4
Myrty Tracy 2/12

Name: Christopher Freeland
Age in 1860: 35
Birth Year: abt 1825
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1860: Springfield, Erie, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Post Office: West Springfield
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Christopher Freeland 35
Mary J Freeland 28
Emily C Freeland 12
Henrietta E Freeland 5
Sophronia Freeland 2
Alice Freeland 3/12

Name: Samuel Bemus
Age in 1860: 15
Birth Year: abt 1845
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1860: Conneaut, Ashtabula, Ohio
Gender: Male
Post Office: Amboy
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Martin Bemus 47
Phebe Bemus 45
Cecelia Bemus 20
Orville Bemus 17
Samuel Bemus 15
Albert Bemus 12
Frank Bemus 10
Fred Bemus 7
Horace Bemus 59

Name: Elias Randall
Age in 1860: 37
Birth Year: abt 1823
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1860: Springfield, Erie, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Post Office: West Springfield
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Elias Randall 37
Caroline Randall 32
Edwin Randall 13
Isadore Randall 11
Emor Randall 9
Ella Randall 6
Elvira Randall 1

Name: Elias Randall
Residence: Pennsylvania
Class: 1
Congressional District: 19th
Age on 1 July 1863: 41
Place of Birth: Erie, Pennsylvania

Name: Henry Aden
Age in 1860: 40
Birth Year: abt 1820
Birthplace: Hannover
Home in 1860: Township 19 Range 7, Menard, Illinois
Gender: Male
Post Office: Petersburg
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Henry Aden 40
Mary Aden 40
Hannah Aden 11
John Aden 10
Harman Aden 6
Catharine Aden 5
Mary Aden 4
Margaret Aden 1

Name: John German
Residence: Harrison, Vanwert, Ohio
Class: 2
Congressional District: 5th
Age on 1 July 1863: 36
Race: White
Place of Birth: Germany

Name: Jonn German
Residence: Ohio
Class: 1
Congressional District: 1st
Age on 1 July 1863: 33
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Place of Birth: Ohio

Name: Henry Aden
Birth Year: abt 1819
Age in 1870: 51
Birthplace: Hannover / Hanover
Home in 1870: Township 19 Range 7, Menard, Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Henry Aden 51
Mary Aden 49
Ann Aden 21
John Aden 20
Herman Aden 16
Cathrine Aden 15
Mary Aden 14
Martha Aden 11
Minni Aden 6/12
(this is from Minnesota genweb)
The following names have been extracted from original land records (by John Nelson) and Mason's History (by Karen Terry). Amen , Swan P ; Andersdatter , Ingebert ; Anderson , Martin , Nels , Olof , Truls ; Baalserud , Ole S ; Ballard , William ; Bolsrud , Andrew S ; Bondy , Knud W ; Burdick , J ; Campbell , Hugh ; Clitherall , George B ; Colbenson , Colben ; Corbet , John ; Corliss , Eben E , Roseltha ; Crogan , Clement ; Ellwanger , Frederick ; Estby , Anders ; Evanson , EK ; Evenson , Knud ; Finkelson , Finkel ; Fletcher , Calvin G , CG , John , Joseph , L ; Forloe , John L ; Franze , John J ; Gollings , Harvey W ; Hanson , Laurits ; Haugom , John C ; Hendry , Martin ; Henry , Ole ; Henshilwood , Andrew ; Hernes , Julia J ; Hintz , Mangnus ; Hokansson , Peter ; Holdte , Torger O ; Hole , Christen O ; Huseby , Herman ; Ingebritsen , John ; Jenson , Christ ; Johnson , Gunild , Johannes , John , Nils W , O E , Ole ; Knudson , Albert , Iver ; Kvilekval , T H ; Larsen , Ole ; Larson , Andrew , Gustave A , Hans , Ole ; Larsson , Carl F ; Lundeborg , Erick E ; Lundquist , Peter N ; Lundstrom , Andrew O , William ; Mann , James L ; Mason , Thomas ; Moher , T ; Mokley , TS ; Murdock , Hiram , Hyrum , Leyman , Lyman ; Nelson , Andrew M , Carl , Frank , John , Nels , Truls ; Nerisen , Tosten ; Nielson , Erik ; Nilsen , Toral ; Nilson , John , Kjirstin , Knud , Peter ; Nilsson , Arvid O ; Olsen , Christian , Hanna ; Olson , Bertram , Christian , Hans , Jens , John , John C , Mariah C , Nils , Petter , Wilhelm ; Overland , Ole K ; Pearson , Pear ; Pehrson , Anders ; Peterson , Anders , Andrew , Elias , Peter , Swan ; Petterson , Andreas ; Robertson , Ditlov , William ; Satre , Ole K ; Scott , Nels ; Severson , John ; Shaw , Marcus ; Sherman , Theodore ; Skott , Anders N ; Smith , Joseph ; Sperry , C ; Swenson , EN ; Thomson , Betsey ; Thore , Olaus ; Thorstensen , Somjo ; Thorstenson , Carl O ; Tvete , Knud K , Nils K ; Vefald , Gunder G ; Vennerstram , John O ; Vifald , Bjorn T ; Wallace , Samuel ; Walter , John ; Whiting , C , Chancy , FL , Isaac , SJ

Mason. J
John, W. editor

History of Otter Tail County Minnesota
Its People, Industries and Institutions

Published 1916, by the B.F. Bowen & Company, Inc, Indianapolis, IN

976.80t8
qM381

Here's the text of the entry for Carl Thorstenson, from Volume II, page 970: (They misspelled his last name)

"CARL THORSTONSON. (sic)
One of the most successful farmers of Clitherall township, Otter Tail county, Minnesota, is Carl Thorstonson, who was born in Norway, near Christiania, October 13, 1846, and
who is the son of Thorston Hermanson and Elsie Mickellsdatter.

Mr. Thorstonson's parents died in Norway. His father was a farmer and a landowner and he and his wife were members of the Lutheran church. They had eight sons, Halvor, who died on the old homestead in Norway; Andreas, who died in infancy; Jens, who came to America, served in the Civil War, and promoted to captain, but never returned; Andreas,
who was a soldier in Norway; Edward, who is a farmer in Norway; Johan, who died at the age of seven years; Carl, the subject of this sketch, and Hans, who was a farmer and died in Clitherall township.

Carl Thorstonson was educated in the public schools and reared on the farm. When he was twenty years old, he came to America, in 1869, and, after stopping in Goodhue county,
Minnesota, for a time, came to Otter Tail county in the spring of 1870 and homesteaded one hundred and sixty acres in sections 20 and 21 of Clitherall township. Mr. Thorstonson made the journey from Goodhue county to St. Paul on foot. He then came by rail to St. Cloud and then by stage to Otter Tail county. The Indians were numerous at that time, but were always friendly and on good terms with the white settlers.

Mr. Thorstonson's farm consisted principally of wild prairie land with the exception of a few popple groves. He constructed a dugout thirty rods south of his present buildings and engaged in breaking the soil. He was able to plow five acres of the land the first summer, and the second
summer six additional acres. Finally he purchased a yoke of oxen and things went more rapidly after that. He was soon able to build a log house, where his present commodious and comfortable house stands. This was built in 1890. About 1895 he also erected a good barn. Mr. Thorstonson is a general farmer and stockman. He is a stockholder in the Farmers Elevator Company and also in the Farmers Mutual Telephone Company. He has bought land in addition to his original farm and now has altogether two hundred and eighty acres.

In 1873 Carl Thorstonson was married to Mina Hanson, a native of Norway and the daughter of Hans Hanson. Mr. and Mrs. Thorstonson have ten children, Thorston, who lives at home; Eliza, who is a milliner at Battle Lake; Josephine, who married Carl Finstadt and lives in Norwegian
Grove; Hans, who is a wheat buyer and lives at Northwood; Clara, who married James Herman and lives in Day Creek, Minnesota; Sarah, who married Henry Scott and lives in Clitherall township; Kelmer, who is a wheat buyer at Ashby; Lawrence, who lives at home; 0le, who is a clerk at Pelican Rapids, and May, who is a student in the Battle Lake High School.

Mr. and Mrs. Thorstonson and family are members of the Synod Lutheran church. Mr. Thorstonson votes the Republican ticket, but has never been especially active in politics and has never aspired to office.

He is a good farmer and a good citizen and enjoys the confidence of all of his neighbors."

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