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I am researching our family history....any information on the following would be appreciated:

The farthest back on my father's side is JACQUES BOURGEOIS SR. born before 1600 in Coupvray-en-Brie, France. His son, JACQUES BOURGEOIS, JR., was born August 16, 1618 in Coupvray-en-Brie, France and married JEANNE TRAHAN, born in 1629 in Bourgueil, Anjou, France.

My grandfather was JOSEPH ALPHONSE BOURGEOIS born 2/26/1871 in Dayton, MN, son of JEAN BAPTISTE BOURGEOIS and ROSE ROUILLARD. Married 6/26/1894 to ADELE (IDA) HAMEL born 2/3/1877 in Hamel, MN.

Grandmother, ADELE (IDA) HAMEL , oldest recorded ancester is FRANCOIS HAMEL, born about 1600, in Rouen and Dieppe, Normandy, France. FRANCOIS had two sons, CHARLES HAMEL born in 1624 and JEAN HAMEL born in 1635.

On my mother's side, AUGUST L. OBERG, Jr. born 8/13/1883 in Elk River, MN married 11/11/1907 to EMMA WICKSTROM born 6/20/1884 in Anoka, MN, daughter of PETER E. WICKSTROM and AUGUSTA CARLSON. PETER E. WICKSTROM's father was JOHN WICKSTROM, born 1814 and married ANNA?

My grandfather's father was AUGUST L. OBERG, SR., born March 25, 1843, and died November 19, 1920. He married ANNA?, born July 17, 1843 and died following the birth of AUGUST OBERG, JR. AUGUST L. OBERG, SR. was born in Sweden with last name of ISAACSON, but he changed it to OBERG before coming to America.

Also researching my mother-in-law's family. She was SAIDEE MAY MONTGOMERY, SS# 392-07-0925, born 4/21/1910 in Oasis, WI. Father
HENRY M. MONTGOMERY and mother, EVA L. SEARLS. Her mother and twin sister died in childbirth and she was raised by her grandmother without knowing much about her father

Any information would be appreciated.

The Fred B. Merrills of Sedona, Arizona
Updated January 10, 2002


Ruth Ann Merrill

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