Adolph Smith

M, b. circa 1878
Father*Conrad Smith b. c 1843
Mother*Maria Stark b. c 1842
Census DateLocation
21 June 1880Pulaski, Iowa, WisconsinAdolph Smith was listed as a son in Conrad Smith's household on the 1880 Census at Pulaski, Iowa, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1429 Page Number 211C. ED158. Dwelling 167.

Clara Cornelia Smith

F, b. circa January 1880
Father*Conrad Smith b. c 1843
Mother*Maria Stark b. c 1842
  • Clara Cornelia Smith was born circa January 1880 at Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Conrad Smith and Maria Stark.
Census DateLocation
21 June 1880Pulaski, Iowa, WisconsinClara Cornelia Smith was listed as a daughter in Conrad Smith's household on the 1880 Census at Pulaski, Iowa, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1429 Page Number 211C. ED158. Dwelling 167.

Anthony Becwar

M, b. 1 August 1850, d. 14 May 1909
Anthony Becwar
Father*Andrew J. Becwar b. 1827, d. 23 Sep 1871
Mother*Anna J. Zlabek b. 26 Jun 1824, d. 6 Mar 1914
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAnthony Becwar was also known as Antonie.
Census DateLocation
1 July 1870Eastman, Crawford, WisconsinAnthony Becwar was listed in Andrew J. Becwar's household on the 1870 Census at Eastman, Crawford, Wisconsin.2
     Anthony Becwar family.
Anthony Becwar family

Children of Anthony Becwar and Margaretha Stark

Citations

  1. [S5] Wisconsin, Wisconsin Marriages, 1835-1900, Spouse listed as MAGIE STARK.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 27. Stamp 431. Dwelling 185.

Anna Becwar

F, b. 15 August 1878
Anna Becwar
Father*Anthony Becwar b. 1 Aug 1850, d. 14 May 1909
Mother*Margaretha Stark b. c 1855
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAnna Becwar was also known as Annie.
  • Anna Becwar was born on 15 August 1878 at Muscoda, Grant, Wisconsin, also reported as Mar 1879.
  • She was the daughter of Anthony Becwar and Margaretha Stark.
Census DateLocation
21 June 1880Pulaski, Iowa, WisconsinAnna Becwar was listed (actually sister-in-law's daughter) in Conrad Smith's household on the 1880 Census at Pulaski, Iowa, Wisconsin.1
2 June 1900Ortonville, Big Stone, MinnesotaAnna Becwar was listed as a niece in Frank Chapek's household on the 1900 Census at Ortonville, Big Stone, Minnesota.2

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1429 Page Number 211C. ED158. Dwelling 167.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED27. Sheet 1A. (Image on Ancestry.com is incorrect).

John Anthony Becwar

M, b. 21 September 1884, d. 19 August 1962
John Becwar
Father*Anthony Becwar b. 1 Aug 1850, d. 14 May 1909
Mother*Margaretha Stark b. c 1855
  • John Anthony Becwar was born on 21 September 1884 at Rockville, Grant, Wisconsin, also reported as Oct 1885.
  • He was the son of Anthony Becwar and Margaretha Stark.
  • John Anthony Becwar died on 19 August 1962 at Los Angeles, California, at age 77.
Census DateLocation
2 June 1900Ortonville, Big Stone, MinnesotaJohn Anthony Becwar was listed as a nephew in Andrew J. Becwar's household on the 1900 Census at Ortonville, Big Stone, Minnesota.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED27. Dwelling 18.

Lillian Mary Becwar

F, b. 21 January 1889
Lillian Becwar
Father*Anthony Becwar b. 1 Aug 1850, d. 14 May 1909
Mother*Margaretha Stark b. c 1855
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLillian Mary Becwar was also known as Lily.
  • Lillian Mary Becwar was born on 21 January 1889 at Muscoda, Grant, Wisconsin, also reported as Feb 1889.
  • She was the daughter of Anthony Becwar and Margaretha Stark.
Census DateLocation
2 June 1900Ortonville, Big Stone, MinnesotaLillian Mary Becwar was listed as a niece in Frank Chapek's household on the 1900 Census at Ortonville, Big Stone, Minnesota.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED27. Sheet 1A. (Image on Ancestry.com is incorrect).

Winifred Lavina Bellmon

F, b. circa 1900
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationWinifred Lavina Bellmon was also known as Winifred H.
Married Namecirca 1923As of circa 1923,her married name was Bloom.
Census DateLocation
3 April 1930Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, OklahomaWinifred Lavina Bellmon was listed as wife in Carol Andrew Bloom's household on the 1930 Census at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED55-59. Dwelling 56.

Glenner E. Wey

M, b. 13 February 1885, d. before 1930
Father*William Henry Wey Sr. b. Sep 1837, d. 1916
Mother*Lillian Abbie Ann Puffer b. 24 Jul 1844, d. 11 Feb 1915
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationGlenner E. Wey was also known as Glenver.
Census DateLocation
1900Richwood, Richland, WisconsinGlenner E. Wey was listed as a son in William Henry Wey Sr.'s household on the 1900 Census at Richwood, Richland, Wisconsin.1

Children of Glenner E. Wey and Grace Isidora Powers

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED120. Dwelling 162.

Grace Isidora Powers

F, b. 22 August 1889, d. 6 September 1976
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1908As of circa 1908,her married name was Wey.
Married Name1930As of 1930,her married name was Brown.

Children of Grace Isidora Powers and Glenner E. Wey

Laura Beatrice Wey

F, b. 3 October 1909
Father*Glenner E. Wey b. 13 Feb 1885, d. b 1930
Mother*Grace Isidora Powers b. 22 Aug 1889, d. 6 Sep 1976

Clayton Moseley

M, b. circa 1908
Father*George Moseley b. c 1873, d. b 1930
Mother*Catherine Kaercher b. Dec 1882
Census DateLocation
12 January 1920South Bend, Pacific, WashingtonClayton Moseley was listed as a son in Catherine Kaercher's household on the 1920 Census at South Bend, Pacific, Washington; living at 901 1st.1
14 April 1930South Bend, Pacific, WashingtonClayton Moseley was listed as a son in Catherine Kaercher's household on the 1930 Census at South Bend, Pacific, Washington; living at 218 Willaha.2

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED174. Dwelling 143.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED25-33. Dwelling 49.

Ruth B. Moseley

F, b. circa 1911
Father*George Moseley b. c 1873, d. b 1930
Mother*Catherine Kaercher b. Dec 1882
Census DateLocation
12 January 1920South Bend, Pacific, WashingtonRuth B. Moseley was listed as a daughter in Catherine Kaercher's household on the 1920 Census at South Bend, Pacific, Washington; living at 901 1st.1
14 April 1930South Bend, Pacific, WashingtonRuth B. Moseley was listed as a daughter in Catherine Kaercher's household on the 1930 Census at South Bend, Pacific, Washington; living at 218 Willaha.2

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED174. Dwelling 143.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED25-33. Dwelling 49.

John T. Moseley

M, b. 24 December 1913, d. 14 October 1999
Father*George Moseley b. c 1873, d. b 1930
Mother*Catherine Kaercher b. Dec 1882
  • John T. Moseley was born on 24 December 1913 at Washington.
  • He was the son of George Moseley and Catherine Kaercher.
  • John T. Moseley died on 14 October 1999 at age 85.
Census DateLocation
12 January 1920South Bend, Pacific, WashingtonJohn T. Moseley was listed as a son in Catherine Kaercher's household on the 1920 Census at South Bend, Pacific, Washington; living at 901 1st.1
14 April 1930South Bend, Pacific, WashingtonJohn T. Moseley was listed as a son in Catherine Kaercher's household on the 1930 Census at South Bend, Pacific, Washington; living at 218 Willaha.2
     John T. Moseley obtained US Social Security Card at Washington; last residence South Bend, Pacific, Washington.

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED174. Dwelling 143.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED25-33. Dwelling 49.

Teddy Moseley

M, b. circa 1914
Father*George Moseley b. c 1873, d. b 1930
Mother*Catherine Kaercher b. Dec 1882
Census DateLocation
12 January 1920South Bend, Pacific, WashingtonTeddy Moseley was listed as a son in Catherine Kaercher's household on the 1920 Census at South Bend, Pacific, Washington; living at 901 1st.1
14 April 1930South Bend, Pacific, WashingtonTeddy Moseley was listed as a son in Catherine Kaercher's household on the 1930 Census at South Bend, Pacific, Washington; living at 218 Willaha.2

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED174. Dwelling 143.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED25-33. Dwelling 49.

(?) Johnson

M
  • (?) Johnson was born at Isle of Man.
     (?) Johnson was a Methodist minister.

Child of (?) Johnson

August Abel Waisanen

M, b. April 1866, d. 1921
  • August Abel Waisanen was born in April 1866 at Finland also reported as 1865.
  • He married Mary Louise Ojala circa 1897.
  • August Abel Waisanen died in 1921.
Census DateLocation
6 June 1900Lead City, Lawrence, South DakotaAugust Abel Waisanen was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Lead City, Lawrence, South Dakota.1
26 April 1910Lead, Lawrence, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Lead, Lawrence, South Dakota.2
3 March 1920Gustave District, Harding, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Gustave District, Harding, South Dakota, living next door to Christian Solaas.3
     August Abel Waisanen immigrated in 1892.

Children of August Abel Waisanen and Mary Louise Ojala

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED27. Dwelling 182.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED44. Dwelling 216.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED94. Sheet 4A. Dwelling 11.
  4. [S9] South Dakota, South Dakota Birth Records South Dakota (unknown file date).
  5. [S9] South Dakota, South Dakota Birth Records South Dakota, State File Number: 629951 (unknown file date).

Mary Louise Ojala

F, b. April 1872, d. 1931
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1897As of circa 1897,her married name was Waisanen.
  • Mary Louise Ojala was born in April 1872 at Finland.
  • She married August Abel Waisanen circa 1897.
  • Mary Louise Ojala died in 1931.
Census DateLocation
6 June 1900Lead City, Lawrence, South DakotaMary Louise Ojala was listed as wife in August Abel Waisanen's household on the 1900 Census at Lead City, Lawrence, South Dakota.1
26 April 1910Lead, Lawrence, South DakotaMary Louise Ojala was listed as wife in August Abel Waisanen's household on the 1910 Census at Lead, Lawrence, South Dakota.2
3 March 1920Gustave District, Harding, South DakotaMary Louise Ojala was listed as wife in August Abel Waisanen's household on the 1920 Census at Gustave District, Harding, South Dakota; living next door to Christian Solaas.3
9 May 1930Township 16, Harding, South DakotaMary Louise Ojala was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Township 16, Harding, South Dakota.4
     Mary Louise Ojala immigrated in 1893. She had 2 with 2 living in 1900 children. She had 5 with 5 living in 1910 children.

Children of Mary Louise Ojala and August Abel Waisanen

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED27. Dwelling 182.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED44. Dwelling 216.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED94. Sheet 4A. Dwelling 11.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED32-29. Dwelling 3.
  5. [S9] South Dakota, South Dakota Birth Records South Dakota (unknown file date).
  6. [S9] South Dakota, South Dakota Birth Records South Dakota, State File Number: 629951 (unknown file date).

Hilma Lily Waisanen1

F, b. 19 August 1901, d. August 1979
Father*August Abel Waisanen1 b. Apr 1866, d. 1921
Mother*Mary Louise Ojala1 b. Apr 1872, d. 1931
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1927As of circa 1927,her married name was Hilton.
Census DateLocation
26 April 1910Lead, Lawrence, South DakotaHilma Lily Waisanen was listed as a daughter in August Abel Waisanen's household on the 1910 Census at Lead, Lawrence, South Dakota.2
3 March 1920Gustave District, Harding, South DakotaHilma Lily Waisanen was listed as a daughter in August Abel Waisanen's household on the 1920 Census at Gustave District, Harding, South Dakota; living next door to Christian Solaas.3
26 April 1930Hilton, Harding, South DakotaHilma Lily Waisanen was listed as wife in Walter Hilton's household on the 1930 Census at Hilton, Harding, South Dakota.4
     Hilma Lily Waisanen obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Buffalo, Harding, South Dakota; last benefit Belle Fourche, Butte, South Dakota.

Citations

  1. [S9] South Dakota, South Dakota Birth Records South Dakota, State File Number: 629951 (unknown file date).
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED44. Dwelling 216.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED94. Sheet 4A. Dwelling 11.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED32-11. Dwelling 22.

Willie August Waisanen1

M, b. 2 October 1897, d. 19 January 1959
Father*August Abel Waisanen1 b. Apr 1866, d. 1921
Mother*Mary Louise Ojala1 b. Apr 1872, d. 1931
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationWillie August Waisanen was also known as August W.
Name VariationWillie August Waisanen was also known as Will A.
Name VariationWillie August Waisanen was also known as William.
  • Willie August Waisanen was born on 2 October 1897 at Lawrence, South Dakota.1
  • He was the son of August Abel Waisanen and Mary Louise Ojala.1
  • Willie August Waisanen died on 19 January 1959 at age 61.
  • He was buried after 19 January 1959 SD Pvt. Co. M 378 Infantry WWII.
Census DateLocation
6 June 1900Lead City, Lawrence, South DakotaWillie August Waisanen was listed as a son in August Abel Waisanen's household on the 1900 Census at Lead City, Lawrence, South Dakota.2
26 April 1910Lead, Lawrence, South DakotaWillie August Waisanen was listed as a son in August Abel Waisanen's household on the 1910 Census at Lead, Lawrence, South Dakota.3
3 March 1920Gustave District, Harding, South DakotaWillie August Waisanen was listed as a son in August Abel Waisanen's household on the 1920 Census at Gustave District, Harding, South Dakota; living next door to Christian Solaas.4
9 May 1930Township 16, Harding, South DakotaWillie August Waisanen was listed as a son in Mary Louise Ojala's household on the 1930 Census at Township 16, Harding, South Dakota.5

Citations

  1. [S9] South Dakota, South Dakota Birth Records South Dakota (unknown file date).
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED27. Dwelling 182.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED44. Dwelling 216.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED94. Sheet 4A. Dwelling 11.
  5. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED32-29. Dwelling 3.

Aino M. Waisanen

F, b. 5 March 1905
Father*August Abel Waisanen b. Apr 1866, d. 1921
Mother*Mary Louise Ojala b. Apr 1872, d. 1931
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1926As of circa 1926,her married name was Oleson.
Census DateLocation
26 April 1910Lead, Lawrence, South DakotaAino M. Waisanen was listed as a daughter in August Abel Waisanen's household on the 1910 Census at Lead, Lawrence, South Dakota.2
3 March 1920Gustave District, Harding, South DakotaAino M. Waisanen was listed as a daughter in August Abel Waisanen's household on the 1920 Census at Gustave District, Harding, South Dakota; living next door to Christian Solaas.3
23 April 1930Township 17 Range 1, Harding, South DakotaAino M. Waisanen was listed as wife in Oliver Oleson's household on the 1930 Census at Township 17 Range 1, Harding, South Dakota.4

Citations

  1. [S9] South Dakota, South Dakota Birth Records South Dakota, State File Number: 624793 (unknown file date).
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED44. Dwelling 216.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED94. Sheet 4A. Dwelling 11.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED32-38. Dwelling 1.

Laina H. Waisanen

F, b. 26 January 1909, d. January 1985
Father*August Abel Waisanen b. Apr 1866, d. 1921
Mother*Mary Louise Ojala b. Apr 1872, d. 1931
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Salmen.
Name VariationLaina H. Waisanen was also known as Lina.
Census DateLocation
26 April 1910Lead, Lawrence, South DakotaLaina H. Waisanen was listed as a daughter in August Abel Waisanen's household on the 1910 Census at Lead, Lawrence, South Dakota.1
3 March 1920Gustave District, Harding, South DakotaLaina H. Waisanen was listed as a daughter in August Abel Waisanen's household on the 1920 Census at Gustave District, Harding, South Dakota; living next door to Christian Solaas.2
26 April 1930Hilton, Harding, South DakotaLaina H. Waisanen was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Hilton, Harding, South Dakota.3
     Laina H. Waisanen obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Buffalo, Harding, South Dakota.

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED44. Dwelling 216.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED94. Sheet 4A. Dwelling 11.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED32-11. Dwelling 7.

Oliver Oleson

M, b. circa 1901
Census DateLocation
23 April 1930Township 17 Range 1, Harding, South DakotaOliver Oleson was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Township 17 Range 1, Harding, South Dakota.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED32-38. Dwelling 1.

Walter Hilton

M, b. circa 1894
Mother*Margaret (?) b. c 1860
Census DateLocation
26 April 1930Hilton, Harding, South DakotaWalter Hilton was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Hilton, Harding, South Dakota.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED32-11. Dwelling 22.

Margaret (?)

F, b. circa 1860
  • Margaret (?) was born circa 1860 at Finland.
Census DateLocation
26 April 1930Hilton, Harding, South DakotaMargaret (?) was listed as mother in Walter Hilton's household on the 1930 Census at Hilton, Harding, South Dakota.1

Child of Margaret (?)

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED32-11. Dwelling 22.

Esther Helen Nesseth

F, b. 8 March 1897
Father*Carl Johan Nesseth
Mother*Thora Bergita Bortnem
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name16 March 1921As of 16 March 1921,her married name was Rusten.
Census DateLocation
2 May 1930Fremont, Moody, South DakotaEsther Helen Nesseth was listed as wife in Philip Rusten's household on the 1930 Census at Fremont, Moody, South Dakota.3

Child of Esther Helen Nesseth and Philip Rusten

Citations

  1. [S9] South Dakota, South Dakota Birth Records South Dakota (unknown file date).
  2. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED51-11. Dwelling 48.

Philip Rusten Jr.

M, b. 2 January 1923, d. 21 November 2011
Father*Philip Rusten b. 7 Mar 1897, d. 27 Dec 1985
Mother*Esther Helen Nesseth b. 8 Mar 1897
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationPhilip Rusten Jr. was also known as Phil.
  • Philip Rusten Jr. was born on 2 January 1923 at South Dakota.
  • He was the son of Philip Rusten and Esther Helen Nesseth.
  • Philip Rusten Jr. married Eunice Jones in 1946.
  • Philip Rusten Jr. died on 21 November 2011 at age 88 Phil Rusten – Rendezvous at Dawn "Phil was a human being who loved life and sought adventure over security." Phil passed peacefully in the early morning of November 21, 2011 at the Hospice of the Valley, Mesa, Arizona. He was 88 years old. Cremation has taken place. There are many ways to seek adventure. For Phil these included adventures of the mind as he explored and shared ideas, adventures of the creative spirit through his writing and photography, adventures in the wilderness through canoeing and fishing, and adventures of challenge and courage through his three careers and designing and building furniture and two homes. The following adventure, which Phil often reflected on, took place in Kipawa, Quebec in 1964 with his son Eric. As Phil gave a strong push our 14 foot, 45 pound wooden canoe surged from the shore slicing through the mirror-like surface of the lake. He settled lightly into the stern, pulled his well-worn paddle that fit his strong hands perfectly, and silently dug deep into the still waters of the lake and pulled expertly driving the canoe forward. The cool quiet of the morning was refreshing and energizing. We did not need to speak; we knew the other's thoughts were confident in our skill and knowledge. I, his 13 year old son, worked to match his strokes on the opposite side, striving to make my father proud. As our canoe slid across the still surface Phil scanned the shoreline seeking the perfect fishing spot. The sky grew lighter as the first strands of pink and peach of sunrise glorified this wonderful morning. A loon called plaintively in the distance and as our speed increased we heard his wing tips beat the water as he took flight. We could both feel that today would be a good day for us, and a bad day for walleye, and that soon breakfast would be sizzling in a hot skillet.
    We returned from Kipawa stronger and transformed. My father taught me what it means to be a man of goodness, purpose and meaning; how to face adversity and grow; how to experience great joy through companionship; how to respect and become one with nature; and how to never to give up. Through this adventure, my father gave me this gift that keeps on giving, and from what others in our extended family and his many friends say, he also gave this gift of love, learning and adventure to many.
    Phil was born in 1923, the first son to Esther and Philip Rusten and grew up on a farm in eastern South Dakota. At fourteen he bought his first camera, which introduced him to what would become his third career. His mother introduced him to the world of ideas and learning and his father taught him the joy of hard work and a job done well. At 19 Phil left the life of a farmer to earn a degree in theology and philosophy at Anderson College in Indiana. It was here where he met and married his first wife Eunice Jones in 1946. A year later, Edith (Ann), his first daughter, was born. Then tragedy struck and Eunice was killed in a car accident.
    Phil went on to pursue a master's degree at Oberlin College in Ohio and through friends he met June Weinheimer who was attending college nearby. They married in 1948 and Eric, his first son, was born two years later. After graduating, Phil moved his young family to Boscobel, Wisconsin where Phil became the minister for the Congregational church and his second daughter Ellen was born. His profession as a minister lasted till 1961 when he started his second career as an English teacher in the Ann Arbor Michigan School system teaching at Tappan Junior High and Huron High School. During these years as an educator Phil earned two more master's degrees and designed, built, with his son, a house in a wooded area near Dexter, Michigan and started his third career as a photographic artist. With his wife, he displayed and sold his photographs at art fairs in Michigan and the mid-west and wrote and self-published the first of four books, A Way of Seeing. In 1979 Phil married Nancy Tyler Mayo and soon after Phil left teaching he continued with his third career as a full time writer and photographic artist. As a team, Nancy and Phil displayed and sold Phil's art at art fairs across the mid-west for 28 years. During this time Phil wrote and self-published three more books: On the Growing Edge, Journeys of the Heart, and Rocks in the River. Each volume is comprised of reflective essays about his life and principles for living a good and meaningful life. They are illustrated by his photographs and punctuated by philosophical aphorisms.
    At the age of 66, Phil started a new adventure to design and build his second home with the help of their foster son Bruce Rikli. This 5,900 sq. ft. home was set on a hill surrounded by cedars in a rural area north of Chelsea, Michigan. In 1996 Phil and Nancy established a winter residence in Mesa, Arizona. After 10 years of seasonal moves, they left Ann Arbor to settle permanently in Leisure World, Mesa, Arizona. It was around this time that Phil retired from his career as an artist at 83 years old. Not being able to rest and simply play golf, Phil focused much of his energy on becoming an accomplished cook who continually experimented with new foods and crafted enticing recipes that he shared with friends and family across the US, and he became famous for his chocolate chip cookies. He also continued with his photography and writing. Throughout his long rich life Phil deeply influenced all who grew to know him through his work as a minister, educator, writer and photographer. Phil often commented that he saw his work as an educator and artists as an extension of his ministry. Phil is survived by his wife of 32 years, Nancy. His brother, David (Sandra) Rusten of Brookings, South Dakota. Three children: Ann (Ben) West of Salisbury, North Carolina; Eric (Om) Rusten of Derwood, Maryland; and Ellen Rusten of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Three step daughters Meredy (Peter) Shima of Saline, Michigan; Shari (Mike) Mueller of Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Jana (Alan) Lown of Milan, Michigan. Twelve grandchildren: Jenny Clement; Erica West; Jason and Maya Rusten; Katie, Megan and Erika Shima; Tina and Lara Muller; Chris (Sara) Mayo; and Tyler and Connor Lown. And four great grandchildren, two nephews and one niece.
    Memorial contributions in memory of Phil may be made to: Leisure World Library, 908 S. Power Rd., Mesa, Az. 85206 or toward a bench and plaque to be placed in the County Farm Park in Ann Arbor, Mi. c/o Meredy Shima, 3149 Burberry Court, Saline, Mi. 48176.
    A celebration of Phil's life will be held in Ann Arbor in the spring of 2012 on a date to be determined.
Census DateLocation
2 May 1930Fremont, Moody, South DakotaPhilip Rusten Jr. was listed as a son in Philip Rusten's household on the 1930 Census at Fremont, Moody, South Dakota.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED51-11. Dwelling 48.

Homer Peter Golliet

M, b. 29 April 1897, d. 26 August 1982
Father*Peter Golliet b. 13 Mar 1868, d. 18 Sep 1958
Mother*Elizabeth Ann Logan b. 27 Mar 1876, d. 14 May 1939
  • Homer Peter Golliet was born on 29 April 1897 at North Dakota.
  • He was the son of Peter Golliet and Elizabeth Ann Logan.
  • Homer Peter Golliet died on 26 August 1982 at Clay, Minnesota, at age 85.1
Census DateLocation
27 June 1900Wiser, Cass, North DakotaHomer Peter Golliet was listed as a son in Peter Golliet's household on the 1900 Census at Wiser, Cass, North Dakota.2
7 April 1910Wiser, Cass, North DakotaHomer Peter Golliet was listed as a son in Peter Golliet's household on the 1910 Census at Wiser, Cass, North Dakota.3
     Homer Peter Golliet obtained US Social Security Card at North Dakota; last residence Moorhead, Clay, Minnesota.

Citations

  1. [S329] Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002 (published), State File Number: 021950.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED36. Dwelling 251.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED32. Dwelling 143.

Naomi Ann Golliet

F, b. 26 May 1899, d. August 1973
Father*Peter Golliet b. 13 Mar 1868, d. 18 Sep 1958
Mother*Elizabeth Ann Logan b. 27 Mar 1876, d. 14 May 1939
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Akason.
  • Naomi Ann Golliet was born on 26 May 1899 at North Dakota.
  • She was the daughter of Peter Golliet and Elizabeth Ann Logan.
  • Naomi Ann Golliet died in August 1973 at age 74.
Census DateLocation
27 June 1900Wiser, Cass, North DakotaNaomi Ann Golliet was listed as a daughter in Peter Golliet's household on the 1900 Census at Wiser, Cass, North Dakota.1
7 April 1910Wiser, Cass, North DakotaNaomi Ann Golliet was listed as a daughter in Peter Golliet's household on the 1910 Census at Wiser, Cass, North Dakota.2
     Naomi Ann Golliet obtained US Social Security Card at North Dakota; last residence Fargo, Cass, North Dakota.

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED36. Dwelling 251.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED32. Dwelling 143.

Winnifred Catherine Golliet

F, b. 10 April 1901, d. 21 September 1966
Father*Peter Golliet b. 13 Mar 1868, d. 18 Sep 1958
Mother*Elizabeth Ann Logan b. 27 Mar 1876, d. 14 May 1939
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name31 July 1923As of 31 July 1923,her married name was Hulett.
  • Winnifred Catherine Golliet was born on 10 April 1901 at Gardner, North Dakota.
  • She was the daughter of Peter Golliet and Elizabeth Ann Logan.
  • Winnifred Catherine Golliet died on 21 September 1966 at age 65 The funeral for Mrs. Fred A. (Winifred C.) Hulett, 65, 510 10th Avenue SE, who died Wednesday in a Minot hospital after being in ill health the past year, will be Friday at 10:30 in the First Presbyterian Church.
    Rev. William F. Puls will officiate and burial will be in Rosehill Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Thomas Funeral Home after 1:30 today, until 9:15 a.m. Friday. Reviewal at the church will be prior to the service.
    Pallbearers will be Walter Abrahamson, Al Huizenga, Walter Wemer, Lawrence Joyce, Arnot Kleven, and Fred Bonn.
    Mrs. Hulett was born at Gardner on April 10, 1901, a daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Peter Golliet. She attended school at Gardner, then went to North Dakota State University. She taught school at Beach and in McLean County.
    On July 31, 1923, she and Mr. Hulett were married at Bismarck. They lived at Mott before moving to Minot in 1940. Mrs. Hulett was a member of First Presbyterian Church and had been a deacon on the church board, and was a member of Venus Chapter 14, Order of Eastern Star. She also belonged to the church Woman’s Association and to a church circle.
    Surviving are her husband; a son, Arlowe D. Of Newcastle, Wyo; 3 brothers, Homer P. Golliet of Durbin, Bly of Milwaukee, Wis., and Gleyn of Chicago; 5 sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Naomi) Akason, Fargo, Mrs. Ruth Abraham and Mrs. Hollis Haney, both of Portland, Ore., Mrs. Tom (Dorothea) Reid, Halstad, Minn., and Mrs. Harold (Geraldine) Klokstad, Souris; and 5 grandchildren.
Census DateLocation
7 April 1910Wiser, Cass, North DakotaWinnifred Catherine Golliet was listed as a daughter in Peter Golliet's household on the 1910 Census at Wiser, Cass, North Dakota.1

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED32. Dwelling 143.

Bly Athur Golliet

M, b. 22 July 1904, d. 29 June 1991
Father*Peter Golliet b. 13 Mar 1868, d. 18 Sep 1958
Mother*Elizabeth Ann Logan b. 27 Mar 1876, d. 14 May 1939
  • Bly Athur Golliet was born on 22 July 1904 at North Dakota.
  • He was the son of Peter Golliet and Elizabeth Ann Logan.
  • Bly Athur Golliet died on 29 June 1991 at Waukesha, Wisconsin, at age 86.
Census DateLocation
7 April 1910Wiser, Cass, North DakotaBly Athur Golliet was listed as a son in Peter Golliet's household on the 1910 Census at Wiser, Cass, North Dakota.1
1925Beach, Golden Valley, North DakotaBly Athur Golliet appeared on the census of 1925 in the household of Peter Golliet at Beach, Golden Valley, North Dakota.
     Bly Athur Golliet obtained US Social Security Card at Illinois; last residence Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED32. Dwelling 143.