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Updated September 5, 2000

I am researching The Robert Hiram Wright Family. My father, Robert Hiram Wright, was born 3-21-1921 in Cass Lake, Minnesota. His father, Hiram Kenna Wright was born 4-21-1885 in Pine City, Minnesota.
Hiram's father, Frederick A. Wright, was born in Franklin County, New York. Frederick married Eureka Anderson (who was born 4-29-1861 in Dahsland, Sweden) on 6-28-1884 in Center City, Minnesota. Frederick and Eureka are buried in Pine City, Minnesota.

Frederick's father was Henry Clay Wright, who was born approx. 2-10-1832 in New York. He died 7-19-1888, in Maple Ridge Community, Isanti County, Minnesota. His father was John Wright. I have no information on John Wright.

I am seeking any information available on Henry Clay Wright, his wife Charlotte Ives (born 1836), and their ancestors. I have not been able to find out anything about the history of the family outside of Minnesota.

Hiram Kenna Wright married Anna Marie Resch on 8-26-1907 in Cass Lake, Minnesota. Anna Marie Resch was baptised in Pierz, Minnesota, 9-26-1884. She appears in the 1885 Census as Anna Marie Rash. However, I have not been able to locate her birth record.

Her father, Joseph Resch, was born 12-6-1855 in Roxbury, Wisconsin. He married Barbara Lochner (born 4-5-1863 in Waneka, Dane County, Wisconsin) on 10-23-1883, in Rich Prairie, Morrison County, Minnesota (near Pierz, Minnesota). They both died in Cass Lake, Minnesota, and are buried there. Joseph Resch's father was also named Joseph Resch and was born in 1815 in Welting, Germany. He was married to Margaret Bensmiller, who was born in 1825 in Welting, Germany.

Barbara Lochner's parents were Nicholas Lochner, born in about 1817 in Germany, and Anna Becker (born 1820). They are both buried in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Pierz (Morrison County), Minnesota. I have recently visited Pierz, Minnesota, and obtained numerous church records. But, I do not have any of the Resch/Lochner/Bensmiller/Becker ancestry. The name Resch appears to have had many spellings, including Roesch, Rorsch, Rash, and Rosch.

The Minnesota communities that I have visited in my research are Pine City, Pierz, Park Rapids, Little Falls, Walker, Cass Lake, and St. Paul.

If anyone can provide me with information on any of these ancestors, please contact me at I will be happy to share any information that I have.


Joanne M. Wright

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