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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Name: Clifford Almer Payne
Email Address: buz_edith[at]msn.com
How I heard about this site: Cousin Steve Mitchell
I am related to this Manfred family: C.K. Melby was my grandfather. I am named after two of his sons, Clifford Marion & Almer Julian, Mother Harriet Melby Payne his youngest child.
Comments: Thanks to cousin Steve Mitchell, I am now able to follow up on many of my chats with Mom about her family. I still remember stopping in Manfred ND in 1962 as we were heading to Minnesota for the 50th Anniversary of Uncle Clarence and Aunt Nellie. We had breakfast with Aunt Bertha and continued on our way. I am looking for a connection with someone I met in Vancouver, WA named Diane Gladheim. Her Dad was Ole Gladheim Jr. and somehow related.


Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Name: Sue Larson
Email Address: larsonkelly[at]mac.com
How I heard about this site: family
I am related to this Manfred family: Waldo Larson, son of Arthur Larson (and brother of Kermit
Comments: Hi - I am doing a family history project and would love any photos, stories or tales about any of the Larsons! As always, the further back i go, the harder it gets!Thanks Sue


Posted on Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Name: Mark and Eunice Timbrook
Email Address: mark.timbrook[at]minotstateu.edu
How I heard about this site: Web site
I am related to this Manfred family:
Comments: Wonderful site to visit. The history and preservation organizations is doing a wonderful job.


Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014
Name: Konnie Jerabek
Email Address: jerabeks[at]frontiernet.net
How I heard about this site: Google found it, while searching for family relations
I am related to this Manfred family: Bendik Rogne, Kari Gilbertson, Guri Onstad, Erik Rogne
Comments: I would like to thank Audrey and all for the wonderful work on biographies and history of Manfred that have been written down and preserved for those looking for information and a possible connection to family. You have made it so easy to find. I think I have found a connection with your family on the Rogne names above. My Rogne Family did eventually come over from Norway in 1903 as a first cousin of Bendik Eriksen Rogne. I would be interested in finding out more from you. I look forward to hearing from you. KJ


Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014
Name: Marlene Fisher Downing
Email Address: nursone[at]frontier.com
How I heard about this site: thru family and friends
I am related to this Manfred family: Guy Fisher was my grandpa and Kermit FIsher my dad.... Larry Fisher my cousin and his dad Uncle Don
Comments: this is fun site.. thanx for sharing.. I was at a gathering years ago at the ostrem house..


Posted on Monday, December 2, 2013
Name: Paul H. Madsen
Email Address: paulmadsen[at]q.com
How I heard about this site: Ghost Towns of North Dakota
I am related to this Manfred family:
Comments: I'm originally from Chaffee, North Dakota, a very small town about 35 miles southwest of Fargo. The history and fate of these rural communities is fascinating to me. I'm glad you, and others like you, are keeping this history alive and thereby preserving these towns forever. Keep up the good work!! Paul Madsen


Posted on Sunday, September 8, 2013
Name: Konrad Bjarne Langlie
Email Address: chloeboy[at]msn.com
How I heard about this site: name search on internet against my name
I am related to this Manfred family: Nephew of Otto and Petronella Bergsgaard
Comments: I am the nephew of Otto and Petronella Bergsgaard. My father Olaf was Petronella's brother. I had some of this information from my 1st cousin once removed, a grand daughter of Otto and Petronella Bergsgaard but the information and pictures of the Town are fascinating.


Posted on Friday, July 5, 2013
Name: Beth (Breyer) Trabue
Email Address: trabue1[at]hotmail.com
How I heard about this site: Internet search
I am related to this Manfred family: Anton Breyer, Donald and Lillian Breyer
Comments: I drove through Manfred last week while visiting family in Fessenden. I knew my grandfather, Donald Breyer, had ties to Manfred. We took several photos of the town and got out on foot to look around. Your website is amazing and I would have loved to look at the heritage museum but it was closed. We plan to return next summer.


Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2013
Name: Tone L. Gundersen
Email Address: toni[at]lyse.net
How I heard about this site: By google my ancestor
I am related to this Manfred family: Stokke/Tonneson
Comments: All i know is that he owned some land i Manfred in 1898. Theodor T. Stokke born 1874 in Hoiland Norway


Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2013
Name: Deborah C.
Email Address: djsonora[at]gmail.com
How I heard about this site: research online
I am related to this Manfred family: I have family mentioned in the newsletters
Comments: I am researching my family history on my mother's side and came accross family written about in one of the newsletters and would like to find out more about my family history.


Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Name: Judith Jorstad Tabler
Email Address: Bluegrasses[at]gmail.com
How I heard about this site: A relative
I am related to this Manfred family: My dad was Theodore Jorstad, and my aunti was Mayme Jorstad Larsen
Comments: Wow. I had no idea. What a wonderful thing you are all doing by preserving this town! I received a phone call from a lady who is I think my 2nd cousin. She has been doing research and called me. What a treat!


Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Name: Brenda and Jerry Valdivia
Email Address: bmridge2002[at]yahoo.com, jerry_valdivia[at]yahoo.com
How I heard about this site: Driving back to New Rockford from Harvey
I am related to this Manfred family: No
Comments: Driving back to New Rockford from Harvey my husband Jerry and I thought we would do a little exploring and we saw the Manfred sign and took a little drive into the town. We stopped inside the museum and Pam took us on a little tour of the town. She was so informative and a great guide. With my camera in hand Pam took me to the old school and we went inside--she told me even she went to this school. I found it odd that the gymnasium was located on the second floor. I took alot of pictures. We also went to the church in town. Pam explaned about who they are slowly trying to restore as many buildings as they can and how it is all volunteers. The population of the town if I remember right consists of 4 homes. Great place to visit when you have time to take in the history. Thanks Pam Norstedt for your graciousness and the tour and for so much history of your town. Sincerely, Brenda Ridge-Valdivia


Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012
Name: Karen Landes
Email Address: karenhesslandes[at]gmail.com
How I heard about this site: google search
I am related to this Manfred family: Kermit Henry Fisher -- not related though
Comments: I came across some papers etc in some antiques I purchased and would like to pass them on to relatives of a Manfred family: The papers -- mostly WWII military things -- belonged to Kermit Henry Fisher. If some of his relatives can contact me, I would be happy to send these items on to you.


Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2012
Name: Jorunn Stenberg
Email Address: sorn[at]online.no
How I heard about this site: Browsing for relatives of my great-great-grandmothers from Slidre in Valdres.
I am related to this Manfred family: Rangdi (Thomas) Jorstad and Nels Jorstads father Ole Nelson Jorstad, and his sister Marit Jorstad (mother of Ole H. Robole) are brother and sister of my great-great-grandmother Kari Nilsdatter who grew up on the farm Robole in Valdres.
Comments: I was thrilled to find your biographies on my distant relatives, and their pictures as well. Looking forward to show my father, soon to be 84 years old, the information of his relatives that he knows very little about. My parents and I went to see the Robole farm in Valdres two years ago, and it is a very charming and traditional place, well preserved.


Posted on Saturday, June 9, 2012
Name: Per Ramstad
Email Address: perram[at]online.no
How I heard about this site:
I am related to this Manfred family:
Comments: Jeg er en slektning av etterkommere av Morris Ravnaas. Jeg bor Prestfoss Sigdal kommune Norge


Posted on Monday, March 5, 2012
Name: Linda Doellefeld
Email Address: l.doellefeld[at]comcast.net
How I heard about this site: Looking up my Fathers ancestory.
I am related to this Manfred family: John and Emma Kuske were my Great Grandparents on my Fathers side, there children were Walter, Milton, Elmer Kuske and Isla Kuske Tessem
Comments: I was looking through old pictures with my Dad and got to talking about where he grew and he lived in Manfred ND until he was about 6 I think he moved in 1938 with his parents and brother out WEST to the Seattle area settling in the town of Kirkland Washington.


Posted on Monday, March 5, 2012
Name: Linda Doellefeld
Email Address: l.doellefeld[at]comcast.net
How I heard about this site: Just looking for information on my Dads ancestory
I am related to this Manfred family: Haaken and Anna Tessem were my Great Grandparents there children were Herbert, Harold, Joseph and Kenneth
Comments: After looking over your great website I found pictures of my Great Grandparents, I have the same picture at home, and after checking out all the biographies I also think I might be related to the Renden Family, we have pictures of them too.


Posted on Friday, February 10, 2012
Name: john gabbert
Email Address: jgabbert1[at]charter.net
How I heard about this site: i am from harvery.
I am related to this Manfred family:
Comments: went to school with and friend of rodney opdahl,1978.


Posted on Friday, February 10, 2012
Name: Mark Timbrook
Email Address: mark.timbrook[at]minotstateu.edu
How I heard about this site: PND
I am related to this Manfred family:
Comments: Interested in supporting your efforts...


Posted on Friday, January 27, 2012
Name: Kevin Hoornaert
Email Address: k_jay76[at]hotmial.com
How I heard about this site: visited it before
I am related to this Manfred family:
Comments: I grew up in the old doctors house where chuck roller and his family currently live. My parents are Gary and Joan Hoornaert. My dad used to manage the grain elevator many years ago. My wife Kelly and I visited last spring and Wanda gave us a wonderful tour of the school, church, and museum. Keep on going with this wonderful restoration and historical preservation of this quiet little ND town.


Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Name: Anne Witten Fried
Email Address: friedhouse[at]netzero.net
How I heard about this site: From Audrey Solheim
I am related to this Manfred family: Wells County - Frank Beans and Garnet Giauque, Neuenschwander (Dan Neuenschwander was my great-grandmother Garnet Giauque's uncle)
Comments: Lovely website! Thanks so much for putting forth the effort to develop and maintain the website. I have been trying to learn more about my great-grandparents Frank and Garnet Beans and their life in Wells County, ND. Frank homesteaded in Wells County, and Garnet was a schoolteacher there about 1895. Thanks to Audrey Solheim, I now know that Frank sold some of his property for part of the Fessenden townsite. I have very much enjoyed the stories on the website. Keep up the good work!


Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Name: Ruth Sørum
Email Address: sporty_one[at]hotmail.com
How I heard about this site: Searching for family members on the internet
I am related to this Manfred family: Ole H. and Anne Rudie
Comments: Thank you for such a nice site! I am free spirited enough to use this possibility to look for ancestors, since my searching seems to have come to a dead end. I am searching for the descendants of Ole H. (b. 1865) and his wife Anne (b. 1866) Rudie (or Rudi), who came from Valdres, Norway and settled in Manfred about 1910. They had three daughters Kari (b. 1888), Guri (or Gina/Geena) (b. 1899) and Anna (b. 1901). I know for sure that these daughters got married, and settled as farmers, but I can unfortunatly not find out whith whom. Kari was possibly already married when she came to Wells County, to a man kalled Ohnstad? Anne and Ole H. Rudie celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in First Lutheran Church in Manfred 1938. They are burried at Vang Cemetery, Anne died in 1959 and Ole in 1954. If anyone should happen to know anything about this family, I would really appreciate if you make contact and let me know. Decendants in Norway are hoping to get in contact with relatives 'over there' :-) Thank you in advance!


Posted on Sunday, September 26, 2010
Name: Mary Hager
Email Address: mhage1[at]amfam.com
How I heard about this site: Researching my husbands family
I am related to this Manfred family: Mathias Biever, my husbands grandfather was Albert Biever of Harvey ND
Comments: Looking for any information on the Biever's. If anyone has any information on Mathias going back to Germany would be greatly appreciated.


Posted on Sunday, August 8, 2010
Name: Mike Wilson
Email Address: mwil[at]butler-bremer.com
How I heard about this site: Google search
I am related to this Manfred family: Katie Smith and Josephine Breyer were my Mother's Aunts, her mother being Grace Jannisch Seil
Comments: We always visited the Smiths in Manfred when in ND and I remember the house fairly well. I can remember when Tony Breyer passed away but don't remember the hotel anymore. We always visited Aunt Josephine in Fessenden too but my favorite was going to Manfred. I'd like to get up there someday and see what is still standing and see how bad my memory really is!


Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Name: Karen Ravnaas
Email Address: KRavnaas[at]aol.com
How I heard about this site: From Jarrod Schroeder and Carol Nelson (See the very first entry)
I am related to this Manfred family: Ingvald and Olida Ravnaas are my Grandparents and I am the daughter of Oliver and Alma Ravnaas
Comments: Just wanted to wish everyone a fun time at the August 1st Celebration for Sons of Norway 90th Anniversary and MHP, Inc's 10th Anniversary. Wish I could be with you to celebrate but can't make it this year. Just know I will be thinking of you. Have fun and enjoy the memories!


Posted on Monday, July 12, 2010
Name: Debra Schlenker
Email Address: jaredschlenker[at]han.midco.net
How I heard about this site: Ghosts of North Dakota
I am related to this Manfred family: Schlenker
Comments: My Husband's Grandfather was Jake Schlenker. I believe that the bar closed in '76 or '77 when Jake passed away. Evelyn is still living and resides in a nursing home. I have a Hamm's Bear Piggy Bank from that bar. It was given to my mother and father-in-law when my husband was born. Thanks for taking the time to document the history of Manfred!


Posted on Monday, January 4, 2010
Name: Krista L. Kelley
Email Address: kbkelley[at]wwt.net
How I heard about this site: surfing the web looking for information on family
I am related to this Manfred family: John T and Mary Borchert Skogmo
Comments: This web site is amazing! My Great Grandmother was Ruth Skogmo Hurlburt. I am trying to learn where she was between the time her mother died and she moved to Wisconsin. I am also wanting to learn more about her mother Mary Borchert and the Borchert family (parents were Rudolph L and Gertrude R Borchert).


Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2009
Name: David Johnson
Email Address: djohnson705[at]Gmail.com
How I heard about this site: I head about this site from my family
I am related to this Manfred family: My folks were Leslie and Olga from the Manfred area my name is David Johnson.
Comments: I went to the Manfred school when it was still open . It was a great school at the time. David Johnson


Posted on Friday, December 4, 2009
Name: Byron Hukee
Email Address: bhukee[at]mac.com
How I heard about this site: Web
I am related to this Manfred family: Hukee
Comments: This is a followup to my post from this summer. My wife and I visited Manfred and had a chance to visit with some of the residents. I have been able to connect with the Johnson part of my family thanks to Laverne Johnson. I have skads of Johnson photos showing young Malena and her siblings. Happy to share. Byron Hukee


Posted on Thursday, July 9, 2009
Name: Byron Hukee
Email Address: BHukee[at]mac.com
How I heard about this site: Google
I am related to this Manfred family: Hukee
Comments: My grandparents were early pioneer residents of Manfred Township in Wells County, ND. Their names were Severt and Julia Hukee. They came to Manfred I believe about 1895. My aunt Alma was born there. My father Jules Randolph Hukee was born in Winger, MN in 1903, so the family moved from Manfred between 1897 and 1903. Can you help me locate more information?


Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2009
Name: Stephen Mitchell
Email Address: spmmitch51[at]gmail.com
How I heard about this site: Internet search looking for Melby's
I am related to this Manfred family: Knud and Guri Melby are my great great grandparents and C.K. Melby is my great grandfather
Comments: My wife Jisele and I were able to visit Manfred at the end of May and really enjoyed spending time with Wanda and Esther. I've learned a great deal about my Melby ancestry because of this website and the people who have helped me gather information and photographs. Many thanks to Audrey and Wanda for all they have done. You and the many others involved in this project have brought the town of Manfred back to life. For me to be able to stand on the porch where Knud and Guri Melby had a family picture taken so long ago was amazing and I look forward to seeing the renovation of other parts of the town in the future.


Posted on Monday, February 9, 2009
Name: Bobbe,Helmut
Email Address: bobbe-fensterhandel[at]web.de
How I heard about this site: schon laenger suche ich Familie und habe auch einige gefunden
I am related to this Manfred family: Fiebick und Familie Mohr
Comments: Rudolf Fiebick lebte mit seiner Familie in Manfred ( siehe Biographie und Bilder ) seine Bruder Fiebick , Reinhold arbeitete bei Renden , Jens als Blacksmith in Manfred sein Bruder Fiebick , August lebte in Fessenden seine Schwester Fiebick , Ernestine ( verheiratet mit John Mohr ) lebte auch in Manfred Meine Frage : leben heute noch Fiebick in Manfred ? Gibt es Fotos von der Familie? Ich freue mich ueber jede Information. Es ist sehr schoen , dass sie sich so kuemmern um die Geschichte von Manfred.


Posted on Thursday, November 6, 2008
Name: Reuben Braaten
Email Address: rbbv8179[at]far.midco.net
How I heard about this site: From the daughter of Orville Roble while shopping at West Acres in Fargo
I am related to this Manfred family: My father and mother were Eva and Ernest Braaten
Comments: I was born in Manfred on 8/7/25 and lived there until 1939 when we moved to Fessenden. We lived across the street from the school in a house owned by the Boese's. I had great playmates in Manfred while growing up--Keke Renden, Lowell Peterson, Donny Breyer, Robert Nelson to mention a few. Going to Ninnie Johnson's store to see the stuffed anumals, coasting down the sidewalks in red wagons in front of Tony Breyer's bar.


Posted on Sunday, July 27, 2008
Name: Sherrell Nelson
Email Address: tizzie1970[at]yahoo.com
How I heard about this site: My aunt Pam
I am related to this Manfred family: I'm related to Warren Nelson
Comments: Great job and keep it going on........


Posted on Thursday, July 24, 2008
Name: Sherrell Nelson
Email Address: tizzie1970[at]yahoo.com
How I heard about this site: From my Aunt Pam
I am related to this Manfred family: I'm Warren Nelson's daughter
Comments: Awesome job and looks very interesting to see about Manfred.......


Posted on Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Name: Larry G. Ramsfield
Email Address: rams[at]rtconnect.net
How I heard about this site: internet
I am related to this Manfred family: ole and anna berve were my great grandparents
Comments:


Posted on Friday, April 18, 2008
Name: Connie (Koenig) Oasheim
Email Address: coasheim[at]yahoo.com
How I heard about this site:
I am related to this Manfred family: Fred and Marlys Koenig
Comments: This website is interesting and brings back alot of good memories. Thank you


Posted on Sunday, January 20, 2008
Name: Kelly Peterson
Email Address: kpeterson41760[at]comcast.net
How I heard about this site: Family
I am related to this Manfred family: My Grandparents were Rudolph and Nora Peterson. My father was Lowell Peterson
Comments: It is woderfull to see the memories of Manfred stay alive. I had alot of great memories as a child vacationing in Manfred


Posted on Friday, January 4, 2008
Name: Ginger Barrett
Email Address: VernonBarrett[at]Comcast.net
How I heard about this site: Family
I am related to this Manfred family: My greatgrandparents are Guri and Knud Melby. My grandparents are Carolyn and Olaf Anderson. My father is Orvin Anderson.
Comments: I have enjoyed so much all the history of my family. My compliments to all the people who have put this web site together.


Posted on Friday, January 4, 2008
Name: Barbie Martin
Email Address: barbie7579[at]min.midco.net
How I heard about this site: newsletter
I am related to this Manfred family: Herbie and Marlys Weisser
Comments: Just thought I'd check out this website. I was surprised to see my family on here with photo's even. I haven't been to Manfred in a while but have heard lots of good things. Barbie Martin


Posted on Friday, December 21, 2007
Name: Sigurd Rudie Jr.
Email Address: sr[at]midrivers.com
How I heard about this site: from Audrey Solheim
I am related to this Manfred family: Bendik Rogne
Comments: Dad's brother Eivind Rudi and Knut Rogne came from Norway in 1905 and homestead seven miles west of Fairview, Mt. O. H. Rogne and Ole K. Rogne were neighbors. Dad's mother, Ranghild, brought the rest of the large family to Monatna in March 1913. Dad, Sigurd sr. was 11 years old at the time. Grandfather, Nils, died in 1909. They stopped for a short time at Bendik Rogne's farm near Manfred, ND. Bendik is a cousin. Is there any record of there time in Manfred?


Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Name: Wendy Ann Wright
Email Address: wendyannwright[at]gmail.com
How I heard about this site: I was doing historic preservation research, and thought I would look up my mom's hometown.
I am related to this Manfred family: Talmer and Myrtle Olson -Janet Olson (Wright) is my mom
Comments: I am so happy to see historic preservation alive and well in Manfred! I really like the aerial photo of my grandparent's turkey farm. Your website looks great.


Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Name: Merlin and Laurie Schwartz
Email Address: merlinschwartz[at]hotmail.com
How I heard about this site: My sister, Wanda
I am related to this Manfred family: Oscar and Bertha Melby, Muriel Boyum
Comments: I can hardly wait until next week when I will be able to enjoy Manfred first hand and enjoy a family reunion held in Manfred later in the week!


Posted on Friday, May 11, 2007
Name: Sharon (Biel) Schlichtmann
Email Address: sschlich[at]rrv.net
How I heard about this site: from Bill Ongstad
I am related to this Manfred family: My grandparents were Martin and Clara Moen
Comments: I have many fond memories of visiting Uncle Harry (Martin and Clara's oldest son) at the farmstead near Heimdal. I could never imagine how they raised 13 children in a house as small as theirs was.


Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007
Name: Sharon (Biel) Schlichtmann
Email Address: sschlich[at]rrv.net
How I heard about this site: from Bill Ongstad
I am related to this Manfred family: My grandparents were Martin and Clara Moen
Comments: We used to visit Harry Moen when he was on the farm. Have many fond memories of those days.


Posted on Friday, March 30, 2007
Name: Lindsay Ravnaas Gourneau
Email Address: lindsaygourneau[at]hotmail.com
How I heard about this site:
I am related to this Manfred family: Ingvald and Oleda Ravnaas were my great grandparents.
Comments: Awesome site I have alot of history on the Ravnaas and Berve famlies. My grandparents left me all the information when they passed on. I also have many memories in Manfred at my uncle Ivar Ravnaas residence. I do come on memorial day and plant flowers on the graves but when looking for Ivars home I just cant remember where it was located and if its still there.


Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Name: Curt Stofferahn, UND Rural Sociologist
Email Address: curtis_stofferahn[at]und.nodak.edu
How I heard about this site: From Bill Ongstad
I am related to this Manfred family:
Comments: Congratulations on the website and on the historical preservation efforts! Preserving our cultural heritage is so important because it reminds us about whom we are , from where we have come, from whom we are descended, and about the struggles of those who preceded us.


Posted on Friday, February 16, 2007
Name: Patty Busch McLain
Email Address: mclain_pat[at]hotmail.com
How I heard about this site: web Manfred ND
I am related to this Manfred family: Mike and Anna Jenny Grandparents- Biever's Great Grandparents
Comments: We, the Jenny grandkids, spent a lot of summers in Manfred. We loved our summers. I was back a few years ago. We had Mom Verna Jenny Busch McLain interned in the Fesseden cemetery. We walked around town. Hope to visited again soon.


Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Name: Roy Sund
Email Address: rmcjsund[at]peoplepc.com
How I heard about this site: My sister, Janice Steffen
I am related to this Manfred family: I am related to Gullik lindbo family. Gullik amd Ragnhild were my Grandparents
Comments: I have a lot of info on people that moved to Wells Co from Grant co MN inthe1870 and foreward. If any one is interested I will check my source and try to help find you relatives if they were from Grant Co. My sourse is a book written by a home steader from there. 'The History Of Stony Book Township'. Gullik lindbo was here before going to wells Co.


Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2006
Name: Reidun K. Dokken
Email Address: Reid-dok[at]online.no
How I heard about this site: By a letter my mother has received from Wanda Melchert.
I am related to this Manfred family: Yes my mother, Anna Dokken is family to Wanda Melchert.
Comments:


Posted on Saturday, June 3, 2006
Name: Rebecca Jo Smith
Email Address: becky8886[at]charter.net
How I heard about this site: My brothers Joe and John Smith went back for a funeral and found the house across the street from my grandmothers that houses the preservation society.
I am related to this Manfred family: Great Grandpa Franz Janisch and Mariar Kolar Janisch settled in Manfred and had 5 daughters one of which was my grandmother Katherine (Katy) Janisch Smith.
Comments: My Great Grandfather changed his last name from Schmidt to Smith to make it easier to understand with his strong German accent. His first name was also changed from Franz to Frank. Great Grandmother Mariar Kohlor Janischs' first name was americanized to the name Maria.


Posted on Thursday, June 1, 2006
Name: John Smith
Email Address: Sjohnathon[at]comcast.net
How I heard about this site:
I am related to this Manfred family: Grandson of John Smith and Katie Smith (Janisch)
Comments:


Posted on Thursday, June 1, 2006
Name: Joseph M. Smith
Email Address: jmsmith40[at]aol.com
How I heard about this site: From my visit to the Manfred Museum
I am related to this Manfred family: I am the grandson of John Smith and Katie Smith (Janisch)
Comments: I just stopped by to visit my grandparents place where I have fond memories as a child and I discovered the Manfred Musuem.


Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2006
Name: Chris Sand
Email Address:
How I heard about this site:
I am related to this Manfred family:
Comments: Nice website--it looks good and is informative! I look forward to visiting your museum someday soon.


Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2005
Name: Dale W. Mizer
Email Address: dmizer[at]socal.rr.com
How I heard about this site: From a friend
I am related to this Manfred family: no
Comments: Have enjoyed reading of and hearing about this community. Many thanks for those who have taken the time to allow us to know more of your community and its people.


Posted on Sunday, November 20, 2005
Name: Manfred Thaller
Email Address: mthaller[at]shaw.ca
How I heard about this site: From friend
I am related to this Manfred family: Not Provided
Comments: A friend and trucker was in your town and told me there is a town the same name then yours in North Dakota and I looked at the site, he was right .Your website is very good and informating.Greetings from Winnipeg Canada.


Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2005
Name: Erich Boese
Email Address: erichnali[at]sbcglobal.net
How I heard about this site: google search
I am related to this Manfred family: Great great grandson of Julius Boese, great grandson of Gustav Boese
Comments: This site has peaked my interest in my family's heritage. Would like to make the trip back to Wells county again in the near future....


Posted on Saturday, August 6, 2005
Name: Cecilia Skuza
Email Address: dcs579[at]comcast.net
How I heard about this site: Looking for the Nelson Oberg family
I am related to this Manfred family: I think my husbans is Ms. Pam Nelson's cousin.
Comments: We would love to hear from Ms. Nelson if possible


Posted on Monday, June 13, 2005
Name: Jayson Helenske
Email Address: jjhdude[at]comcast.net
How I heard about this site: Nicki McBain
I am related to this Manfred family: My father is D.J. Helenske; Mother Sharlene Helenske of Fessenden
Comments: Who would have thought?! FUN site!!!


Posted on Sunday, June 12, 2005
Name: Nicki (McBain) Nereson
Email Address: nickimcbain[at]yahoo.com
How I heard about this site: I happened to stumble upon it, looking for info on the Wells County Fair
I am related to this Manfred family: daughter of Ron McBain
Comments: Great job on building this website. Keep up the good work!


Posted on Wednesday, June 8, 2005
Name: Lowell J Hustoft
Email Address: Lowelljh[at]sbcglobal.net
How I heard about this site: My son myron found on the internet
I am related to this Manfred family: Jens Hustoft was my grandpa/Edward Hustoft was my father
Comments: It has been quite some time now since i have been up there.I do know quite a few of the people on the list.We lived on the farm close to Perry Anderson.Keep up the good work. Lowell HUSTOFT


Posted on Tuesday, February 8, 2005
Name: John Foss
Email Address: rjdfoss[at]juno.com
How I heard about this site: the Harvey, ND website
I am related to this Manfred family: My father, Leslie Foss, was pastor at Vang Lutheran, Manfred, 1970-76.
Comments: I remember coming to Manfred and coming to the worship services at the church with my family. Lots of great memories growing up in North Dakota.


Posted on Friday, January 21, 2005
Name: Tomine Natland
Email Address: liztrustno1[at]comcast.net
How I heard about this site: Accidentally, by googling names of my ancestors.
I am related to this Manfred family: This lady was my great aunt. Her brother David was my grandfather.
Comments: Not Provided


Posted on Friday, January 21, 2005
Name: Sven Erfjord
Email Address: liztrustno1[at]comcast.net
How I heard about this site: Accidentally, by googling names of my ancestors.
I am related to this Manfred family: Sven Erfjord was the brother of my paternal grandfather.
Comments: This is a great web site. My sister and I plan to come to Manfred this summer for the first time to see where our ancestors lived. Thanks.


Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2004
Name: Chuck Anziulewicz
Email Address: PolishBear[at]aol.com
How I heard about this site: I Googled 'Manfred North Dakota'
I am related to this Manfred family: Not Provided
Comments: I saw a photo in 'New Yorker' magazine that was taken of an old abandoned hotel in Manfred. 'Hotel' is painted in white letters over the door, and you can see a grain elevator in the background.


Posted on Sunday, December 19, 2004
Name: Steve Rusk
Email Address: srusk[at]mac.com
How I heard about this site: Google Search
I am related to this Manfred family: no
Comments: Very nice Website, especially the biographies. I would like to see more like this in small town NODAK.


Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2004
Name: Claudia (Schepp) Durigan
Email Address: denny-d[at]conwaycorp.net
How I heard about this site: Discovered this site while looking for something else.
I am related to this Manfred family: My dad (Emil Schepp) ran the elevator in Manfred from1940-1052
Comments: I have many fond memories of my childhood and the people in Manfred.


Posted on Monday, October 18, 2004
Name: Allen Roger Neuenschwander, MD (Roger/Rosalie)
Email Address: N3346[at]Aol.com
How I heard about this site: Aol search
I am related to this Manfred family: My grandma was daughter of Tollef Haugen
Comments: GREAT accomplishment,,,My congrats and THANKS!!!


Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2004
Name: Ronald Widiger
Email Address: ronwidiger[at]hotmail.com
How I heard about this site: read the newsletter!
I am related to this Manfred family: Grandson of Perry and Lily Anderson, Son of Ruth Widiger
Comments: Very impressive! Keep up the good work!


Posted on Sunday, September 19, 2004
Name: Janet Olson Wrighta
Email Address: thewrightteam[at]msn.com
How I heard about this site: The great newsletter
I am related to this Manfred family: Olson Family
Comments: Thanks Audrey for informing me of events. We will be stopping in the area at the end of October, hope to see some of you. Janet


Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2004
Name: Toni McBain
Email Address: tdmcbain[at]yahoo.com
How I heard about this site: other website
I am related to this Manfred family: daughter of Ronald McBain
Comments: Very interesting website (especially for such a small town)


Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2004
Name: Jane and Richard Braun
Email Address:
How I heard about this site: Researching Helgerud/Wylie History
I am related to this Manfred family:
Comments: .


Posted on Friday, October 3, 2003
Name: Dwight James Miller
Email Address: sportsfandjm[at]yahoo.com
How I heard about this site: my wife researched it.
I am related to this Manfred family: Roy and Esther Miller
Comments:


Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2003
Name: Svenn-Ole Brenna
Email Address: sv-brenn[at]online.no
How I heard about this site: Fra min farmor Mari solheim.
I am related to this Manfred family: Yes
Comments: Svenn-Ole Brenna oldebarnet til Kristian Solheim from Sigdal


Posted on Monday, August 4, 2003
Name: Larry Fisher
Email Address: ball1169cf[at]aol.com
How I heard about this site: at the July 26th Heritage Museum dedication
I am related to this Manfred family: I am the grandson of Kjirsti and Even Ostrem
Comments: Great job with the web site and very informative


Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2003
Name: Dean Piercy
Email Address: dean604[at]comcast.net
How I heard about this site: My aunt is Myrtle Rognus.
I am related to this Manfred family: Myrtle Rognus
Comments:


Posted on Monday, July 21, 2003
Name: Melfred Calheim
Email Address: calcalheim[at]sinclair.net
How I heard about this site: surfing
I am related to this Manfred family: Grew up and educated in Fessenden, class of 61
Comments: Nice to see North Dakota hertiage is alive and well. Keep it going.


Posted on Friday, July 18, 2003
Name: Janinne Paulson
Email Address:
How I heard about this site: Preservation North Dakota
I am related to this Manfred family:
Comments: Congratulations!


Posted on Friday, July 18, 2003
Name: Janinne Paulson
Email Address:
How I heard about this site: Preservation ND
I am related to this Manfred family:
Comments:


Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2003
Name: Janice Steffen
Email Address: janice.steffen[at]griggsnd.com
How I heard about this site: Cousin Floyd Lindbo sent me a link
I am related to this Manfred family: Lindbo
Comments: enjoyed the site - I have lots of information to share on this family


Posted on Sunday, June 29, 2003
Name: Glenn L.R. Wagner
Email Address: gwagner[at]elp.rr.com
How I heard about this site:
I am related to this Manfred family:
Comments:


Posted on Monday, June 9, 2003
Name: Douglas D. Johnson
Email Address: djohnson24[at]charter.net
How I heard about this site: Web Search after brief visit
I am related to this Manfred family: Ole Anderson (Opsahl)
Comments: Grandparents married there in December of 1909.


Posted on Sunday, June 8, 2003
Name: Crystal Roller
Email Address: katelic[at]hotmail.com
How I heard about this site: Wanda told me!
I am related to this Manfred family:
Comments:


Posted on Thursday, May 8, 2003
Name: Rachael Brash
Email Address: rbrash[at]uat.edu
How I heard about this site: from family
I am related to this Manfred family: Anna and Manfred Bymoen
Comments:


Posted on Thursday, May 8, 2003
Name: John Davidson
Email Address: Dvdsnjddav[at]aol.com
How I heard about this site:
I am related to this Manfred family: looking at Harvey's web site.[RelatedToTennes and Anna Hauge and Gust and Martha Hanson
Comments: Nice web site.


Posted on Tuesday, May 6, 2003
Name: Sandi Vorland Weisenberger
Email Address: ndnana5[at]aol.com
How I heard about this site: Audrey
I am related to this Manfred family: I am the daughter of Herb and Mary Vorland
Comments:


Posted on Sunday, April 27, 2003
Name: RAENETTE TEWES
Email Address:
How I heard about this site:
I am related to this Manfred family: OLSON
Comments:


Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2003
Name: M. Bray
Email Address: kaune[at]2z.net
How I heard about this site: Found it on thew Yahoo search engine
I am related to this Manfred family: ByI'm looking for Hudek, Rittmiller family history
Comments:


Posted on Monday, March 17, 2003
Name: Deanne Howie
Email Address: deanne[at]nesswd.org
How I heard about this site: Vol 3, Iss 1 nwslttr was sent to my father, David Howie
I am related to this Manfred family: The Johnson Family
Comments:


Posted on Tuesday, March 4, 2003
Name: Bill Ongstad
Email Address: bongstad[at]starband.net
How I heard about this site: from wanda and audrey
I am related to this Manfred family: ongstad, i grew up in section 2 of manfred twp and moved a mile north to sec 25 of fram twp
Comments: Mighty Manfred! The wonder town! Hopefully many out of staters will visit in conjunction with the Lewis and Clark celebrations.


Posted on Sunday, February 23, 2003
Name: Renee Wilber
Email Address: rmwilber2003[at]yahoo.com
How I heard about this site: Luella Block Schroeder
I am related to this Manfred family:
Comments: I am the granddaughter of Johnnie and Elva Johnson


Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2003
Name: Sharol Truedson Cohn
Email Address: sharolcohn[at]aol.com
How I heard about this site: Did a search for 'Manfred ND'
I am related to this Manfred family: None at this time.
Comments: My maternal grandparents Mike and Anna Jenny lived in Manfred for years.


Posted on Sunday, January 12, 2003
Name: Elaine Homan
Email Address: rehoman[at]prodigy.net
How I heard about this site: I just keep checking up on you all!
I am related to this Manfred family: Knut and Guri Melby, Juel and Guri Ranum, Ole and Clara Gladheim
Comments: Are you going to keep the 'album'?


Posted on Monday, January 6, 2003
Name: Wanda Melchert (President of Manfred History and Preservation, Inc., coordinator of the Manfred restoration projects, and editor of the ‘New Manfred News’ quarterly periodical)
Email Address: wrmelchert[at]westriv.com, Ph. 701-983-4626, or MHP, Inc., P.O. Box 321, Harvey, ND 58341
How I heard about this site: A hearty and warm welcome to Manfred, ND's website!! May you have a lovely visit at manfrednd.org! Audrey Solheim and I encouraged a web site to be started for Manfred, which was then established during the summer of 2000 by Susan Sommerfeld Nelson who developed the site and served as its first Webmaster from July through December of 2000. Jarrod Schroeder from the Ravnaas line then took over this position in January 2001 and has served as Webmaster since that time, assisted by Audrey Solheim. This marvelous site is made possible through their interest, skill, and dedication. A very big thank you to Susan, Jarrod and Audrey for taking upon themselves to establish and develop this wonderful website home for Manfred, North Dakota's history!!
I am related to this Manfred family: My great grandparents Knud and Guri Melby and Gullik and Ragnhild Nordtorp were among the founding settlers of Manfred. My grandparents Oscar and Bertha Melby farmed four miles southwest of Manfred all their lives. My mother Muriel Melby Schwartz Boyum was born and raised in the Manfred area.
Comments: The village of Manfred is blessed to have a bright shining new future! Underway are restoration projects to establish the Manfred Heritage Museum with dedication in July of 2003. The mission of Manfred History and Preservation, Inc. is to help Manfred and its traditional trade area tell the interesting heritage story, to restore some of the historical buildings and promote community pride, and also to help Manfred serve as a voice for the many rural villages that helped establish this great country of America. Whether your roots are from a small community or if you are smitten with country at heart, there is room for you to become a part of the 'Manfred family!' You are also most welcome to help in such ways as financial contributions, volunteer help, and contributions of history and artifacts.


Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2002
Name: Vernon J. Nelson
Email Address: vjnelson[at]bendnet.com
How I heard about this site: from sister pam
I am related to this Manfred family: Vern and Bernice Nelson
Comments: great job keep up the good work


Posted on Wednesday, December 25, 2002
Name: Larry Arnold Ostrem
Email Address: fourtthst[at]yahoo.com
How I heard about this site: family members (former residents of Manfred)
I am related to this Manfred family: Ostrem, Even and Kjirsti
Comments: Wonderful job done!


Posted on Wednesday, December 25, 2002
Name: Glen J. Rittmiller
Email Address: gjritt[at]earthlink.net
How I heard about this site: My mother Arlene J. (Ring) Rittmiller
I am related to this Manfred family: Lived south of Manfred in St. Anna twp.
Comments: Enjoying the site.


Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2002
Name: John Cassady
Email Address: jcassady1[at]cfl.rr.com
How I heard about this site: Search engine
I am related to this Manfred family: Johann and Paulina Hoffmann
Comments: My great grandfather received a land patent in Wells County.


Posted on Friday, December 6, 2002
Name: bill ongstad
Email Address: bongstad[at]starband.net
How I heard about this site: from audrey solheim
I am related to this Manfred family: ongstad
Comments: my grandfather sofus homesteaded near manfred


Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2002
Name: Audrey Solheim
Email Address: asolheim[at]bis.midco.net
How I heard about this site: I've been working with site since its beginning.
I am related to this Manfred family: Helmer and Annie Solheim
Comments:


Posted on Tuesday, December 3, 2002
Name: Laverne Johnson
Email Address: hermanjohnson3[at]bis.midco.net
How I heard about this site: Audrey
I am related to this Manfred family: Leslie and Olga Johnson Family
Comments:


Posted on Tuesday, December 3, 2002
Name: Jarrod M. Schroeder
Email Address: webmaster[at]manfrednd.org
How I heard about this site: I volunteer my time to work with it
I am related to this Manfred family: Ingvald and Olida Ravnaas
Comments: I hope everyone who visits the MHP website enjoys what they find here. We are constantly working on the content of the website, and there will be a great deal of new information being posted on this website within the next year or so. Visit often to catch up on what's new, and sign the guestbook when you do visit!




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