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Biography of Otto E. Janzow

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Among those men who confine their activities to the real estate field and have won success in handling and managing property interests is Otto E. Janzow, of St. Louis, who was born in Lewiston, Minnesota, February 22, 1877. His father, Charles L. Janzow, now deceased, came to the new world from Usedom, Pomerania, Germany, when but five years of age. He entered the ministry of the Lutheran church and was engaged in pastoral work from 1883 until 1911. He married Wilhelmina Miller in St. Louis and they became the parents of three sons and four daughters, Otto E. being the second of the living children. The others are: Paul, who married Clara Trainpe and is a mover; Nina, who is the wife of Herman Ritz, a bookkeeper in Minnesota; Clara; Laura; Hilda, and Carl. Otto E. Janzow was educated in parochial schools of St. Louis and also attended Walther College of this city and also Concordia College at Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. From 1898 until 1901 he was pastor of a church in Minnesota and from 1901 until 1910 was connected with ministerial duties in St. Louis, being pastor of the Grace Lutheran church throughout that period. In the latter year he became identified with the Wellston Trust Company of Wellston,...

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Biography of Richard Z. Johnson

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Perhaps there is no part of this history of more general interest than the record of the bar. It is well known that the peace, prosperity and well-being of every community depend upon the wise interpretation of the laws, as well as upon their judicious framing, and there-fore the records of the various persons who have at various times made up the bar will form an important part of this work. A well known jurist of Illinois said, “In the American state the great and good lawyer must always be prominent, for he is one of the forces that move and control society. Public confidence has generally been reposed in the legal profession. It has ever been the defender of popular rights, the champion of freedom regulated by law, the firm support of good government. In the times of danger it has stood like a rock and breasted the mad passions of the hour and finally resisted tumult and faction. No political preferment, no mere place, can add to the power or increase the honor which belongs to the pure and educated lawyer. Richard Z. Johnson, of Boise, is one who has been honored by and is an honor to the legal fraternity of Idaho. He stands today prominent among the leading members of the bar...

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Lorenzo U. Todd of Elba MN

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Lorenzo U. Todd7, (Eli6, Solomon5, James4, James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 16, 1832, died Feb. 7, 1906, married in Elgin, Minn., March 3, 1859, Nellie, daughter of Hiram and Adassa (Wilson) Preston, of New York, who was born Aug. 31, 1836, she having moved to Minnesota a year or two prior to her marriage. Her older sister accompanied her to Minnesota but later she removed to Walla Walla, Wash. Mrs. Todd died March 14, 1906. “He had a little better educational advantages than his elder brothers (Addison and Dexter J.) having finished his studies at an academy. He engaged in teaching for a short time, one term being in the west after his removal thither. He came to Elba (Minn.) in April 1855, with his elder brother Addison and made claim to one quarter section of Government land in section eight, on which his home has ever been. Additions have enlarged his farm to 264 acres; it is finely improved, with good buildings, etc., and its proprietor diversifies his interests by raising stock as well as grain. His premises are admirably adapted for stock raising, the North branch of the Whitewater furnishing an abundance of living water and its valley a wealth of pasturage. “In religion, Mr. Todd was a Universalist; in polities he has always...

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Dexter Josiah Todd of Elba MN

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Dexter Josiah Todd7, (Eli6, Solomon5, James4, James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Sept. 22, 1828, in Charlemont, Mass., died March 24, 1886, of Pneumonia at his home in Fairwater, Minn., married in 1858, Elizabeth Jane, daughter of Zenas and Julia (Smith) Elmer, who was born July 17, 1835, in Ashfield, Mass., died April 5, 1909, in the old home in Fairwater, Minn. He left the old home in Charlemont, Mass., when he was about twenty-two years of age. For the next four years he worked in the woods, most of the time getting out “shook.” In the spring of 1854, he with his brother Addison removed to Minnesota and was employed in constructing a dam and mill on Rum River. The following winter was spent in the “pinery” on the same stream and in the spring he removed to Elba, Minn., and there he took up 160 acres of land in section eight, which he at once began to improve. In the summer of 1856, he built the first frame house in Whitewater Valley, Minn. In 1858, he went back to Massachusetts and at that time married Miss Elmer, soon after which event, they returned to Minnesota and settled down on his farm in Elba, which he continued to improve and enlarge until he eventually owned 253 acres...

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Addison Eli Todd of Elba MN

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Addison Eli Todd7, (Eli6, Solomon5, James4, James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born July 22, 1821, in Charlemont, Mass., died Sept. 14, 1878, married, March 22, 1860, Isabella Ball, who was born Feb. 13, 1833, in Greenfield, Mass., in which town they were married. Mr. Todd lived the first twenty-one years of his life in Charlemont, Mass., assisting his father with the work on the farm. Attaining his majority, he started for the west. Arriving in Michigan, he found employment in the saw mills of Lenawa County for several years. Returning to Massachusetts, he purchased a piece of timber land and began manufacturing “shook,” or dressed staves which were shipped to the West Indies, to be used for barreling sugar. In 1854, he, with his brother, Dexter, journeyed to Minnesota, and was employed for a time in building and operating a large saw mill at St. Anthony, which was the first mill to be built on Rum River. In those days, wooden pins were used to hold the frame of buildings together. Each man on the job was requested to make a pin. As Mr. Todd’s was the best specimen offered, he was given the task of making enough for the mill then in process of construction. In the spring of 1855, Mr. Todd returned to Minnesota, this time...

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Kate Belle Todd Holdredge of Inglewood CA

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now HOLDREDGE, Kate Belle Todd8, (Addison E.7, Eli6, Solomon5, James4, James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Feb. 20, 1871, married in St. Charles, Minn., Nov. 19, 1892, Earl Harris, son of Chauncey H. and Betsey (Cook) Holdredge, who was born June 7, 1868. He was a farmer until about 1904, when he sold out and moved to Inglewood, Cal., where he went to teaming. Mrs. Holdredge taught school for some time before she was married. Children: I. Vera, b. July 27, 1894. II. Ruth, b. June 21,...

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Charles Addison Todd of California

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Charles Addison Todd8, (Addison E.7, Eli6, Solomon5, James4, James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 8, 1866, in Fairwater, Winona County, Minn., married Nov. 5, 1892, Lillie M., daughter of Napoleon and Fianna Slote Hassig, of Whitewater, Minn., where she was born Aug. 4, 1873. Now (1912) he is living on an orange farm or ranch near Lindsay, Cal. He has been a farmer in Fairwater, Minn., and Fairmount, North Dakota, until about 1907, when he sold out and moved to Sierra Madre, Cal. He is an ordained Elder in the Presbyterian Church. They lived in Lindsay, Cal. Children: 2302. Hazel, b. Oct. 10, 1893, in Fairwater, Minn. 2303. Arthur W., b. Aug. 23, 1895, d. Jan. 11, 1905. 2304. Isabella D., b. Jan. 21, 1898, in Fairwater, Minn. 2305. Ira, b. Sept. 1901, d. Oct. 6, 1903. 2306. Alice E., b. May 23, 1904, in Fairmount, N. Dak. 2307. Evan A., b. July 30, 1906, in Fairmount, N. Dak. 2308. George H., b. June 2, 1908, in Fairmount, N. Dak. 2309. Charles, b. Aug. 8, 1910, in Sierra Madre, Cal. 2310. Winnefred F., b. Jan. 17, 1913. 2311. James Gordon, b. Aug. 13,...

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Oliver Smith Todd of Glenister Canada

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Oliver Smith Todd8, (Addison E.7, Eli6, Solomon5, James4, James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Aug. 14, 1861, in Elba, Winona County, Minn., married Dec. 6, 1906, Jane M., daughter of William and Mary Jane (Mckeown) Watts, who was born in Saratoga, Winona County, Minn., Sept. 11, 1878. The following spring they moved to Glenister, Province of Alberta, Canada, where he bought a farm which he has since operated. He has always been a farmer, except about ten years, when he was a herder in Wilma, North Dakota. The children were all born in Glenister, Alta., Canada. Children: 2296. Mary Isabella, b. April 21, 1909. 2297. Helen Pricilla, b. Dec. 12, 1910. 2298. Clyde Addison, b. May 27, 1912. 2299. Florence Margaret, b. June 13, 1914. 2300. Beatrice, b. Dec. 21, 1916, d. same day. 2301. Irene Oliva, b. Oct. 4,...

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Frances L. Todd Gilmore of St. Charles MN

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now GILMORE, Frances L. Todd8, (Lorenzo U.7, Eli6, Solomon5, James4, James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Jan. 8, 1864, married William Gilmore, of Hope, N. Dak., and was formerly of St. Charles, Minn. Children: I. Roscoe, b. Sept., 1889. II. Mildred, d. an infant. III. Dean, b. March 17, 1893. IV. Magie, b. Jan., 1896. V. Nellie, b. Sept. 7, 1898. VI. Arva, b. July 7,...

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Herbert P. Todd of Elba MN

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Herbert P. Todd8, (Lorenzo U.7, Eli6, Solomon5, James4, James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born March 14, 1860, married March 2, 1887, Mary Gilmore, of St. Charles, Minn. He has a large farm in Elba, Minn., where he and his sons are engaged in stock raising, having a herd of about forty head of registered Shorthorn cattle, including a bull that weighed about twenty-four hundred pounds. They also raise Poland China swine, of which they have forty head. Their farm is located about eleven miles west of the Mississippi River. On their farm is grown on the average, about 80 acres of oats and barley, 50 acres of corn, and about twenty acres of hay. The farm lands in that region are valued at from seventy-five dollars to a hundred dollars per acre, depending on the amount of rough land on the bluff sides. Children: *2317. Vivian E., b. Dec. 31, 1887. *2318. Lester U., b. March 1, 1890. 2319. Maurice M., b. Oct. 3, 1891, m. July 14, 1915, Louise Munroe, of Winona, Minn. *2320. Clifton H., b. Aug. 23, 1894. 2321. Ivah, b. April 3, 1897. 2322. Gilmore, b. April 20, 1900. 2323. Myra, b. Oct. 15,...

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Roy Merton Todd of Altura MN

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Roy Merton Todd8, (Dexter J.7, Eli6, Solomon5, James4, James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Sept, 7, 1869, in Fairwater, Minn., married Aug. 30, 1893, Lena Mae Putnam, who lived in Beaver, Minn. He owns and manages a farm in Altura, Minn. Children: 2312. Elmer Putnam, b. Sept. 12, 1894. 2313. Merle, b. Nov. 9, 1897. 2314. Mildred Fleeta, b. Sept. 7, 1899. 2315. Dorothy, b. Sept. 4, 1901. 2316. Jennie Irene, b. Feb.,...

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Biography of Harrison H. Guthrie, M. D.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Harrison H. Guthrie, M. D., has been in the active practice of his profession in San Bernardino since November, 1881. He came to California from St. Charles, Minnesota, where eighteen years of arduous labor and exposure in that rigorous climate had seriously impaired his naturally delicate constitution. He was born in Preston County, West Virginia, in April 1832, and is the son of a house carpenter, who was also a Virginian. The Doctor was left motherless when nine days old, and was taken and reared by his maternal grandparents in Maryland. Being of an active mental temperament, he advanced rapidly in his studies, and began teaching in the State of Pennsylvania, in his fifteenth year. At the age of twenty-one, after teaching a number of terms there and in Maryland, he came west to Illinois, and spent ten years in and about Rockford, where he taught ten terms, thus earning the means with which to obtain his medical education. He prosecuted his studies while teaching and during vacations, and had more than completed the required course of reading, but had not graduated when the war of the Rebellion broke out. In June, 1862, he enlisted as a private in the Sixty-seventh Volunteer Infantry, and did mostly post duty until honorably discharged, September 27, 1862. Going from...

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Biography of Capt. Enoch W. Pike

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now CAPT. ENOCH W. PIKE. – As a rule, the settlers of the Northwest have not passed through very much actual suffering in subduing the country; but their experiences have sometimes been severe, as is illustrated in the career of the subject of this sketch. Captain Pike is a native of Maine, and was born in 1842. Removing while a boy to Winona, Minnesota, he was led by the call for soldiers during the war to enlist in Company K. Ninth Regiment Minnesota Infantry Volunteers. His regiment was detached to subdue the Sioux, who were then at war with the settlers; but after this he served to the close of the war. Returning to his home in Minnesota, he was appointed postmaster at Lewiston, but learning of the opportunities in the far West, and having a soldier’s claim to public land, he crossed the continent, arriving at Salem in 1867. The expenses of the journey for himself and his young wife had exhausted his mans, but finding friends at the capital of Oregon, he was supplied with work and, in addition to making a living, was able to buy a lot and erect a dwelling. Being suited with Linn county he removed thither, and with his parents, recently from the East, engaged in agriculture. A back stroke,...

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