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Re: STUMPED WITH BECK FAMILY SWEDEN TO MINNESOTA PLEASE HELP
Posted by: Taryn (ID *****2998) Date: September 20, 2012 at 15:51:14
In Reply to: STUMPED WITH BECK FAMILY SWEDEN TO MINNESOTA PLEASE HELP by Laurel Smirl of 18115

https://www.mncounty.com/Modules/Certificates/Marriage/Request.aspx?certid=F-180&countyid=93

The marriage of John Beck and Annie Lindberg

Certificate No F-180
Date of marriage 10/05/1893
Groom's name JOHN BECK
Bride's name ANNIE LINDBERG

You can send for information about the marriage To Meeker county, to this person at the county:
SHARON M EUERLE
Phone:
320-693-5345
Fax:
320-693-5217
Address:
MEEKER COUNTY TREASURER
325 SIBLEY AVE N
LITCHFIELD, MN 55355

Another suggestion is to look for an obituary in Meeker county for Anna Lindberg's father, his name is given as Charles Lindberg on the 1885 census, but I doubt that was his name when he was born in Sweden. But assuming that he might have died in Meeker County, his obituary might tell the whereabouts of his children, as they often do. Meeker County historical society:

MEEKER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
308 Marshall Avenue North
Litchfield, MN 55355
320-693-8911
Director: Jim Milan
E-mail: mchsgar@hutchtel.net
www.garminnesota.org

Local Historical Organizations:
Dassel Area Historical Society
901 - 1st Street North (museum)
Box O (mailing)
Contact: Carolyn Holje
320-275-3077
E-mail: dahs@dassel.com
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday

Here is the possible family on the 1885 census for Anna. Even finding out information about her brothers, or obits for them could help.
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MQFN-93K

name: Anna Lindberg
residence: Dassel Township, Meeker, Minnesota
age: 14 years
estimated birth year: 1871
birthplace: Minnesota
race: White
gender: Female
family number: 167
volume: Meeker
page number: 22
film number: 000565746
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Charles Lindberg M 42y Sweden
Ellen Lindberg F 24y Sweden
Anna Lindberg F 14y Minnesota
Emma Lindberg F 12y Minnesota
Ida Lindberg F 9y Minnesota
Claire Lindberg F 6y Minnesota
Oscar Lindberg M 4y Minnesota
Frank Hart M 10y Minnesota

Here is a census for 1930 in MInnesota, which might be the right Genevieve Bird, because the father is born in Sweden, the mother born in MInnesota. The husband is born in North Dakota, so it makes me wonder if the family left for North Dakota?

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X3ZK-ZPS

name: Genevieve L Bird
event: Census
event date: 1930
event place: Minneapolis (Districts 1-250), Hennepin, Minnesota
gender: Female
age: 38
marital status: Married
race: White
birthplace: Minnesota
estimated birth year: 1892
immigration year:
relationship to head of household: Wife
father's birthplace: Sweden
mother's birthplace: Minnesota
enumeration district number: 0150
family number: 203
sheet number and letter: 9B
line number: 96
nara publication: T626, roll 1094
film number: 2340829
digital folder number: 4610048
image number: 00794
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head James L Bird M 35 North Dakota
wife Genevieve L Bird F 38 Minnesota

By using Google, I found this:
Born on 12 Apr 1922 to Herbert J Beck and Mabel Skamfer. Geraldine Carroll Beck married Dorman Elmo Wiggins and had 2 children. She passed away on 18 Jun 1974 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA.

Dorman Wiggins grave at Fort Snelling in Minneapolis.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Wiggins&GSfn=Dorman&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=27571704&df=all&

Geraldine Beck Wiggins grave:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Wiggins&GSfn=geraldine&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=25&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=3516420&df=all&

WIGGINS, GERALDINE C.
Date of Birth: 12 Apr 1922
Place of Birth: MINNESOTA
Mother Maiden Name: SKAMFER
certid# 1974-MN-016157

Date of Death: 18 Jun 1974
County of Death: HENNEPIN

The son of John Beck, named Herbert Beck, married a Mabel Skamfer, she was born in Wisconsin.
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FDZG-1BQ


No image available Search collection
About this collection
name: Vernon H Beck
gender: Male
burial date: 02 Aug 1927
burial place: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, Usa
death date: 31 Jul 1927
death place: Swedish Hospital, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota
age: 2
birth date: 01 Feb 1925
birthplace: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, Usa
occupation:
race: White
marital status: Single
spouse's name:
father's name: Herbert J Beck
father's birthplace: Minnesota, Usa
mother's name: Mabel E Skamfer
mother's birthplace: Wisconsin, Usa
indexing project (batch) number: B02495-2
system origin: Minnesota-EASy
source film number: 2223137
reference number: 19853

Another son was also born to Myrtle Skamfer and Albert Beck, in Minneapolis.
Beck, Roger Clayton
Date of Birth: 25 Oct 1919
Mother Maiden Name: Skamfer
certid# 1919-44532
County of Birth: Hennepin

I did find a Minnesota Marriage record for Roger C. Beck, and Evelyn Kaas, and something else that links them:
Beck, Roger Clayton 92 Vero Beach, FL
Hendersonville, NC
Hendersonvlle, NC
Beck, Evelyn Kaas

It isn't likely that he is still alive, but it gives a place to look, anyway.

On the MInnesota death index, Ina is Inez Widerski.
WIDERSKI, INEZ R.
Date of Birth: 02 Jun 1904
Place of Birth: MINNESOTA
Mother Maiden Name: LINDBERG
certid# 1987-MN-013403
Date of Death: 20 May 1987
County of Death: RAMSEY

Inez and Frank Widerski on the 1940 census with their 2 children
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KSLF-N7Q

name: Inez Widerski
titles & terms:
event: Census
event year: 1940
event place: Ward 10, St. Paul, St. Paul City, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States
gender: Female
age: 36
marital status: Married
race (original):
race (standardized): White
relationship to head of household (original):
relationship to head of household (standardized): Wife
birthplace: Minnesota
estimated birth year: 1904
residence in 1935: Same House
enumeration district number: 90-225
family number: 299
sheet number and letter: 15A
line number: 27
nara publication number: T627
nara roll number: 2001
digital folder number: 005455000
image number: 00734
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Frank Widerski M 36 Minnesota
wife Inez Widerski F 36 Minnesota
son Kenneth Widerski M 16 Minnesota
son Robert Widerski M 13 Minnesota

And on the 1930 census:
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X3DS-KS9

head Frank J Widerski M 26 Minnesota
wife Inez R Widerski F 26 Minnesota
son Kenneth F Widerski M 5 Minnesota
son Robert J Widerski M 3 Minnesota

Widerski, Kenneth Francis, Born May 05 1924 in St. Paul Minnesota, Died Jun 11 2007 in Independence Mo

As for Robert J. Widerski, if you go to 411.com and search for Robert Widerski in MInnesota, I think he's the one in Leonard, MN. You can call him then. Maybe he knows what happened to his grandfather John Beck.

Good luck


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