I have been hunting for information relating to the birthplace of one of my ancestors - Andrew G Urquard. Here is what I know:
Andrew G Urquard
Born in Canada Nov 1857
Died St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN 19 Oct 1913
Immigrated to US between 1873 & 1874
Was a stonecutter by trade, and was found living in Duluth, MN and St. Paul, MN in 1891.
In the 1900 & 1910 census in St. Paul, MN
Married Catherine Monnahan (or Monaghan) in St. Paul, 08 Jun 1882
According to Andrew's death cert, his parent's names were William Urquard and Mary Morril. Both were born in Canada.
Despite all of this info, I have had no luck positively identifying where in Canada he or his parents originated. His obit in the St. Paul Pioneer Press was very short, and didn't list any biographical information.
While he most definately went by Urquard after his immigration to the US, I can't be certain that he didn't use a different spelling in Canada. As we all know, this is a commonly mis-spelled name anyhow.
I have been looking for a while, and can't remember all of the places I have tried, but I have done extensive searches of Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org to little avail. There are a couple of leads, but not enough info to confirm.
If anyone else has any leads, or good suggestions on where to search, please let me know. I can be reached directly if necessary at gen2006 'at' bigdummymudracing.com.
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