Tacoma-Pierce County
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Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society

Queries, 2007 - 2008

What are Queries?
Queries, in genealogical publications, have traditionally been similar to classified ads. They are short paragraphs, with specific details about a person or family, usually complete with a specific question or "query" about that person or family. These days, queries are published in magazines, newsletters, journals, newspapers, e-mail mailing lists and on web sites. The queries found here on the TPCGS web site are submitted by members and non-members who have research in this area of the world. The queries submitted are published in the society's quarterly and on this web site. If you are looking for research help besides this type of query, see the following pages for further options:

Index to TPCGS Queries Online

To Respond to Queries:

Please write to the mailing address or e-mail address given for the individual who posted the query in each section. Please mention that you found the query on this TPCGS web site.

To Submit Queries:

Any society member may submit queries for publication in The Newsletter and on the society's web site. Non-members who are doing research in the Tacoma-Pierce County area prior to 1930 may send queries which will be published at the discretion of the Queries Editor. You must include your full mailing address, as well as your e-mail address if appropriate. Send queries only by e-mail to:/

TPCGS Newsletter Editor
Diane Bertram

Abbreviations Used In Queries:

anc-ancestors, ancestry; b-born; bro-brother; ca-circa (about); ch-child, children: dau-daughter; des-descend(ants, -ed, -s); div-divorced; fam-family; fa-father; hus-husband; info-information; m-married; mo-mother; par-parents, parentage; poss-possibly; res-resided; s-son; sib-sibling, sis-sister; wi-wife; wid-widow, y-years.

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Queries for the 2007 - 2008 TPCGS Year

Looking for information about Julius RILEY, who lived in Buckley, WA, in the early 1900s.

Write to: M. Riley

Looking for Susan KELLER who shares MARSHALL and WILSON genealogies with me; I am trying to find her in hopes of additional info on my WILSON line. Susan KELLER is listed as a source for several websites, including the TPCGS.

Write to: Melanie Bosselman - Cheyenne, WY

I am hoping to exchange information on the foregoing surnames. My KREGERs came from Ft. Atkinson, WI, in the 1880s to the Eatonville area, near Mt. Rainier. In fact, Kreger Lake was on the property of George KREGER. George KREGER, Magdalena KRUEGER, Emil KREGER and Louisa (Lou) KRUEGER were b, in WI in 1853,1862, 1867 and 1870 respectively, to parents John Gottlieb KRUEGER (b. 5 May 1820, in Prussia) and Anna Louisa DOBBERSTEIN (b. 1824, in Prussia).

Magdalena KRUEGER m. Reinhold BOJE and moved to Tacoma, WA, in the early 1900s from WI with their children Frank and Ruth BOJE.

Their descendants include GRIFFITHS, SELANDER, DOHERTY, and BARTOL, living in the Seattle-Tacoma area to this day.

Write to: Beth Colvin, PO Box 1587, Nokomis, FL 34274

My ggrandmother Amelia PREGEL came to New Tacoma about 1882-1883 to teach. She did not stay long as she married Maurice WINDMILLER in San Francisco in April 1884. I am looking for information about when she was in New Tacoma and where she taught.

Write to: Constance Wilson, 700 Tulip Street, Coulee Dam, WA 99116

Looking for information about Pearle R. (MULLEN) PINARD (b.20 Sep 1898-d. Jan 1968, in Tacoma, WA) I have a picture of the headstone but would like to get the obituary and the name of the cemetery.

Write to: Pauline

Looking for information about Mrs. Rohda Anne (EVANS) HESS, b. about 1876 or 1877 in Minneapolis, MN; m. Johnathan HESS. She was possibly a folk artist with maiden name of EVANS; d. 1921 but have no information about place of death. Rohda had a grand-daughter living in Oconee County, South Carolina; the grand-daughter was 78 about ten years ago.

Write to: Teddy Pitts (P-089), 108 Shady Lane, Easley, SC 29640

Looking for information about descendants of Emil J. HOLT. Emil was b. in Sweden in 1863, and moved to Chicago where he had a daughter named Greta Emilia HOLT. I have found a Greta E. HOLT d. 1977, in the area of Pierce/Bremerton/Port Orchard/Kitsap-area.

Write to: Ingvar Svensson, Stockholm, Sweden

Looking for information about these surnames.

Write to: Grant and Adelle Smith, 5819 52nd St. Ct. W, University Place, WA 98476-4268

LEBLANC (Canada), DOUGLAS (Missouri), MEHUS (Norway), GORDON (Scotland), DURHAM, SHULL
Looking for information about these surnames.

Write to: Patty LeBlanc, 702 North J St., Tacoma, WA 98403-2020

Looking for information about this surname.

Write to: Jerry Stefanowicz, 5702 No. Hunter St., Tacoma, WA 98406-2728

Looking for information about these surnames.

Write to: Jacqueline and Dianne Kruger, 3593 So. Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA 98418-6841

I am looking for information about my great grandfather Charles Sumner Miller. According to the 1900 Pierce Co. US Census, he was born in Ohio in April 1861, but I have little other information about him. He died in Tacoma 25 July 1904. His wife, my great grandmother, was Betty Martha Waldal, an immigrant from Valdal, Norway. Can anyone direct me to the marriage records for these two people? I believe they must have gotten married in the mid-1890's, and I am fairly sure that the wedding was in Tacoma, probably at a Lutheran church. I appreciate any wisdom you might share with me, and I will be happy to pay for any research costs.

Write to: Peter Hulac, MD, 2232 Albion Street, Denver, CO 80207

Looking for information about these surnames.

Write to: Peggy Fleischmann, PO Box 12061, Tacoma, WA 98412

I am looking for information about my grandfather's sister, Elizabeth (Abels) Kimble. She moved to Tacoma in the early 1900's after marrying John Kimble. Little is known about the family except the names of the children: Theresa (Kimble) Kruger, Laretta (Kimble) Dawes, Lawrence Kimble and Edward Kimble. I know that Laretta and Edward lived in Puyallup, WA, and that Theresa lived in Snoqualmie, WA. I would like any information available about this family, including names and addresses of any offspring. Thank you for any help you can give me.

Write to: Anita Sextro, 01455 Clover Four Road, New Bremen, Ohio 45869

Looking for any information about my mother-in-law's family. Her name was Verla Mae Paulson, and she was born in Portland, OR 14 May 1926. Her parents were Guy W. Paulson and Bess G. Spinning. Bess was born in Sumner, WA. Any information would be appreciated.

Write to: Tom Gorelangton, 12 Mast Drive, Suisun City, CA 94585

I am researching the MASOW surname in the Washington and Oregon areas. My g-grandmother Paulina MASOW's family immigrated from Germany in the 1870's or 80's and settled in Michigan, Oregon and Washington. Paulina married Frederick BOENING and resided in Michigan. I have lots of info and will share with those interested. (Re-submission with new information)

Write to: Elaine NASH HARIG, PO Box 114 Trufant MI 49347

Looking for any information about these surnames.

Write to: Nancy Fedor Whaite, 8609 Lake Forest Drive SE, Lacey, WA 98503


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