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Manuscripts by Subject - Family / Local History - #11099

Title:  Semrau Family
           
Dates: ca. 1870s-2011

Collection Number:   11099

Quantity: 3.5 feet
                                   
Abstract: Collection consists of correspondence to Ada Reed Holt, family Round Robin letters, a scrapbook, photographs, and genealogical information. Also includes family names Buri, Chole, Cole, Cook, Gray, Guernsey, Hendrickson, Jennings, Klevgard, Krueger, Lubitz, Mallard, Mo, Nehrenberg, Nord, Reed, Richardson, Rollins, Semrau, Stengel, Swedlund. North Dakota locations include Balfour, Bottineau, Drake, Oliver County, Towner and Watford City.

Provenance: The collection was donated by Ada Reed Holt on September 6, 2011. The
collection was processed, and this inventory was created by Emily E. Schultz in August 2011.

Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.

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BOX / FOLDER INVENTORY

Genealogy/family history
Box 1:
1 Semrau genealogy and family history

Round Robin
2 Round Robin: 1960-1973 (Vols. 5–29) (1972 is on tape and 1965 and 1966 are on cassette)
3 Round Robin: 2/1965, letter to Papa via Albert for his 80th birthday, finished letter opposite side (tape)
4 Round Robin: received in Deer Lodge in 8/1966, recorded 9/10/1966 (tape)
5 Round Robin: spring 1967, 1967, 9/1967 (vols. 16-17) (tape)
6 Round Robin: 9/3/1967 (vol. 17) (tape)
7 Round Robin: 3/1968 (tape)
8 Round Robin: 9/7/1972, Deer Lodge, MT (cassette)
9 Round Robin: 1/1974-2/1975 (vols. 30-31)
10 Round Robin: 2/23/1975-9/15/1975 (vols. 31-32)
11 Round Robin: 9/15/1975-3/18/1976 (vols. 32-33)
12 Round Robin: 3/21/1976-9/13/1976 (vol. 34)
13 Round Robin: 9/13/1976-3/1977 (vols. 34-35)
14 Round Robin: 1977 (vols. 35-36)
15 Round Robin: 9/1/1978-4/15/1979 (vols. 37-38)
16 Round Robin: 4/15/1979-11/9/1979 (vols. 38-39)
17 Round Robin: 11/29/1979-12/21/1980 (vols. 39-41)
18 Round Robin: 12/21/1980-5/15/1981 (vols. 41-42)
19 Round Robin: 6/29/1981-12/4/1981 (vols. 42-43)
20 Round Robin: 12/4/1981-12/20/1981 (vols. 43-44)
21 Round Robin: 5/1/1982-10/20/1982 (vols. 44-45)
22 Round Robin: 11/20/1982-5/3/1983 (vols. 45-46)
23 Round Robin: 5/19/1983-11/12/1983 (vols. 46-47)
24 Round Robin: 12/23/1983-5/20/1984 (vols. 47-48)
25 Round Robin: 6/18/1984-10/26/1984 (vols. 48-49)
26 Round Robin: 1/12/1985-8/20/1985 (vols. 49-50)
27 Round Robin: 9/16/1986/10/1987 (vols. 52-53)
28 Round Robin: 4/4/1987-10/22/1987(vols. 53-54)
29 Round Robin: 10/29/1987-5/16/1988 (vols. 54-55)
30 Round Robin: 5/16/1988-11/12/1988 (vols. 55-56)
31 Round Robin: 12/1/1988-6/12/1989 (vols. 56-57)
32 Round Robin: 3/24/1989-12/13/1989 (vols. 57-58)
33 Round Robin: 12/13/1989-2//22/1990 (vols. 58-59)
34 Round Robin: 8/15/1990-1/21/1991 (vols. 59-60)
35 Round Robin: 1/21/1991-6/27/1991 (vols. 60-61)
36 Round Robin: 7/10/1991-2/5/1992 (vols. 61-62)

Box 2:
1 Round Robin: 3/1/1992-9/14/1992 (vol. 63)
2 Round Robin: 2/16/1992-10/14/1994
3 Round Robin: 9/21/1992-5/6/1993 (vol. 64)
4 Round Robin: 5/14/1993-9/30/1993 (vol. 65)
5 Round Robin: 10/31/1993-4/25/1994 (vol. 66)
6 Round Robin: 5/2/1994-9/28/1994 (vol. 67)
7 Round Robin: 10/16/1994-5/7/1995 (vol. 68)
8 Round Robin: 5/30/1995-6/6/1995
9 Round Robin: summer 1996
10 Round Robin: 1996-1997 (vol. 80)
11 Round Robin: 8/20/1997-3/18/1998 (vol. 81)
12 Round Robin: 3/21/1998-8/19/1998 (vol. 82)
13 Round Robin: 8/22/1998-1/31/1999 (vol. 83)
14 Round Robin: 3/4/1999-7/14/1999 (vol. 84)
15 Round Robin: 8/1/2000-5/19/2001
16 Round Robin: 3/12/2001-5/19/2001
17 Round Robin: 2004
18 Round Robin: 2005
19 Round Robin: 2006
20 Round Robin: 12/3/2009-2/11/2011

Correspondence to Ada
Box 3:
1 Chole, Barry and Alicia, 1989-1991
2 Chole, Harold and Ruth Semrau, 1989-1995
3 Coe, Lois Semrau and Merlin, 1976-1993
4 Cook, Donald and Carol Faye Semrau, 1976-1997
5 Gray, Lowell and Glenda, 1988-1990
6 Hendrickson, Richard and Elaine, 1987-2001
7 Klevgard, Eva Semrau, 1963-1992
8 Klevgard, Eva Semrau, 1977-1997
9 Klevgard, Todd and ?, 1981
10 Klevgard, Vern (Jr.) and Nancy and/or Betty K., 1991-1993
11 Gray, Wayne T. and Carrie Semrau, 1961-1991
12 Lubitz, Bessie and Paul Semrau, 1976-1997
13 Lubitz, Bessie and Paul Semrau, 1963-1991
14 Lubitz, Bessie and Paul Semrau, 1977-1986
15 Mallard, Mark and Lorell Klevgard, 1983-1993
16 Semrau, Adam and Gladys and family, 1961-1993
17 Semrau, Al and Jean, 1987-1993
18 Semrau, David and Sadie, 1957-1988
19 Semrau, Enoch and Esther (and Clara, his first wife), 1966-1993
20 Semrau, Felix and Leona Buri family, 1964-1985
21 Semrau, Jonathan B. and Ella Buri, 1969-1997
22 Semrau, Martin and Alice, 1963-1997
23 Semrau, Milton and Ione family, 1977-1982
24 Semrau, Reuben and Marion (White) (daughters Marjory and Mildred Ada), 1960-1997

Scrapbook
Box 4: Scrapbook compiled by Ada Reed Holt, consists of news clippings, announcements, correspondence, cards, Semrau Family Reunionooz Extra newsletter, programs, 1940s-1960s

Photographs
Box 5: Photographs, 1-11

Box 6: Photographs, 12-44

Box 7: Photographs, 45-90

Photograph Descriptions
11099-01         Stengel farm, SD
11099-02         Unidentified young woman portrait
11099-03         Unidentified baby portrait
11099-04         Unidentified young girl portrait
11099-05         Semrau farm near Balfour, ND, 1905
11099-06         On Semrau farm near Balfour, ND
11099-07         Graduation photograph, Balfour, ND. Left to right, standing: unidentified, Bessie,
Jonathan, Carrie Semrau; Seated: unidentified, unidentified, unidentified
11099-08         Ed and Margaret Nehrenberg wedding portrait
11099-09         Harry and Olive, son and daughter of Alexander M. and Tillie Semrau, ca 1909
11099-10         Harry and Olive, son and daughter of Alexander M. and Tillie Semrau, ca 1910
11099-11         Theodore B. Semrau family, Balfour, ND. Top row: Reuben, David, Francis
Barbara Rosa, Felix, Bessie and Jonathan; middle row: Eva Anna, Theodore Benjamin, Carrie, Martha Marie, Adam; front row: Martin, Enoch, Milton. A pair of twin girls died. Theodore died before this picture was taken at the age of 21
11099-12         Reuben Semrau portrait
11099-13         Eva Semrau portrait
11099-14         Jonathan and Ella Buri Semrau portrait, Balfour, ND
11099-15         Marjorie Ruth Semrau, daughter of Reuben and Marion Semrau
11099-16         Carrie Semrau portrait
11099-17         Mildred Adah Semrau
11099-18         Unidentified young girl
11099-19         Unidentified couple wedding photo
11099-20         Martin Van Buren Reed on the old Jackson farm, Weaver township; 7 miles west,
1 mile south of Humboldt, IA, not later than 1897
11099-21         A. Himaaz, Hiram Reed portrait, Balfour, ND, 1905
11099-22         A. Himaaz Hiram Reed when a young man, on old farm Humboldt Co. IA, about
1897 (A. Himaaz, Albert Alanzo, Mary and Waldo are children of Martin Van Buren and Emeline Ordelia Reed. This family had a son, Floren, who died at the age of 12 with Scarlet Fever)
11099-23         Albert Alanzo Reed portrait, dentist, Minneapolis, MN
11099-24         Ruth Semrau, child of Ella and J. B. Semrau, then of Balfour, now (1942) of Towner, ND
11099-25         Gerald and Bernel Semrau portrait, sons of Sadie and David Semrau (now of CA)
11099-26         Faye Semrau portrait, daughter of Clara and Enoch Semrau, formerly of Balfour,
now of CA
11099-27         Gordon Arlan Semrau portrait, child of Ella and J. B. Semrau, then of Balfour, now (1942) of Towner, ND
11099-28         Gerald Semrau portrait, son of Sadie and David D. Semrau, now of CA      
11099-29         Jerry (Jerome) Semrau, son of Martin and Alice Semrau, Seattle, WA         
11099-30         Felix Semrau family portrait (Felix, Carol, Faye, Leona Bura, Flora [on lap])
11099-31         Ruth Semrau, daughter of Jonathan and Ella Buri Semrau, class of 1948 portrait,
Towner, ND
11099-32         Great Aunt Ann and her second husband Jerry Jones portrait, Ann was Grandma
Emeline Ordelia Reed’s sister
11099-33         About 1905 on Mahlon Jennings farm in Oliver County, ND
11099-34         About 1905 on Mahlon Jennings farm in Oliver County, ND
11099-35         A. H. Reed and son, Albert Charles Olson
11099-36         1913 Balfour, ND: 1) Aunt Mary Reed Boyle, 2) Mother, Frances Reed, 3) Grandma Emeline Reed, 4) Ada Ruby Reed, 5) Mrs. Pratt, 6) Rose Behner (a Nehrenberg), 7) Mrs. Billie, 8) Mrs. Deibold
11099-37         Ada and Alma Rollins (the twins Ada and Alma Semrau were named after), IA
11099-38         Pink Rollins and children
11099-39         Probably Pink Rollins’ children
11099-40         Probably Pink Rollins’ children
11099-41         Ethel Guernsey (Kreuger) in the 1920s, daughter of Wilda Reed and Hugh A.
Guernsey of Velva, ND. They have four boys too: Lloyd, Lyle, Dale and Warren, Wilda is Ada’s aunt, sister of A. H. Reed, Mary Reed Boyle and Albert Alonzo Reed
11099-42         Mary Guernsey (Grisvold) portrait, daughter of Wilda Reed and Hugh A. Guernsey of Velva, ND. They have four boys too: Lloyd, Lyle, Dale and Warren, Wilda is Ada’s aunt, sister of A. H. Reed, Mary Reed Boyle and Albert Alonzo Reed
11099-43         Uncle Himas and Aunt Franie (?) taken August 1921
11099-44         Mary Guernsey (Grisvold) portrait, daughter of Wilda Reed and Hugh A. Guernsey of Velva, ND. They have four boys too: Lloyd, Lyle, Dale and Warren, Wilda is Ada’s aunt, sister of A. H. Reed, Mary Reed Boyle and Albert Alonzo Reed
11099-45         Ethel Guernsey (Kreuger) portrait, daughter of Wilda Reed and Hugh A. Guernsey of Velva, ND. They have four boys too: Lloyd, Lyle, Dale and Warren, Wilda is Ada’s aunt, sister of A. H. Reed, Mary Reed Boyle and Albert Alonzo Reed
11099-46         Esther Guernsey (Eggan) portrait, daughter of Wilda Reed and Hugh A. Guernsey of Velva, ND. They have four boys too: Lloyd, Lyle, Dale and Warren, Wilda is Ada’s aunt, sister of A. H. Reed, Mary Reed Boyle and Albert Alonzo Reed
11099-47         Ruth Guernsey (later Bredshaw) portrait at 5 ½ months, daughter of Wilda Reed
and Hugh A. Guernsey of Velva, ND. They have four boys too: Lloyd, Lyle, Dale and Warren, Wilda is Ada’s aunt, sister of A. H. Reed, Mary Reed Boyle and Albert Alonzo Reed
11099-48         Bessie Guernesy(Swedlund) portrait, daughter of Wilda Reed and Hugh A.
Guernsey of Velva, ND. They have four boys too: Lloyd, Lyle, Dale and Warren, Wilda is Ada’s aunt, sister of A. H. Reed, Mary Reed Boyle and Albert Alonzo Reed
11099-49         The former Bessie Guernsey and her family (Swedlund), formerly of Velva, now of
Harvey
11099-50         Sig Krueger wedding picture, married at Drake, live north of Drake
11099-51         Ethel (Guernsey) Krueger wedding picture, married at Drake, live north of Drake
11099-52         Wilda and Audrey Swedlund, the former Bessie Guernsey’s family in part, formerly
of Velva, now of Harvey, ND
11099-53         Roy Swedlund
11099-54         Justine Krueger, daughter of Ethel Guernsey and Sig Krueger, Drake, ND, 1949
11099-55         Oren Victor Reed, son of Francis and A. Himaaz Reed
11099-56         Oren Reed and Rolfa Mo wedding photo, Helena, MT 193-
11099-57         Dorothy Emeline Reed
11099-58         Lee and Don, sons of Rolfa Mo and Oren Reed; Albert Hiram
11099-59         Patricia Ann, daughter of Goldie and A. H. Reed
11099-60         Ione Reed
11099-61         Ione Reed
11099-62         Floren Warren Reed
11099-63         Floren Reed (Towner), Thelma Nord (Drake) wedding photo
11099-64         Robert R. Reed, born 3/25/194- to Thelma and Floren Reed
11099-65         Floren Reed in his Towner High School basketball suit
11099-66         Floren Reed
11099-67         Floren and Thelma Reed
11099-68         Floren, Bobby, Thelma Reed, 194-
11099-69         Dorothy Reed, Watford City, ND
11099-70         Dorothy and Kenneth were married in Watford City, ND, January 17, 1941; Dorothy is the daughter of A. H. Reed and Francis Reed, Kenneth is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Richardson of Watford City
11099-71         Dorothy, 194-
11099-72         Dorothy Reed
11099-73         Taken at the dime store, Jolee Richardson
11099-74         Baby Jolee Katherine Richardson, born October 13, 1941 at Drumright OK
11099-75         John Kenneth – Jolee and Dorothy, spring of 1944 before Kenneth went into the Navy
11099-76      Jolee Kay in front of Dorothy’s little house at Deer Lodge, MT, while Kenneth was in the Navy at AK
11099-77         Jolee K. in Deer Lodge, December 1948
11099-78         Jolee K. in Deer Lodge, December 1946
11099-79         Albert H. Reed, son of A. H. Reed and Francis Reed, born December 30, 1910 near Balfour, ND
11099-80         Aunt Wilda and Uncle Hugh Guernsey, Aunt Wilda is sister of A. Himaaz Hiram Reed, this was taken in 2/1941 in Bottineau the last time we saw Sisle? Before he left for camp
11099-81         Grandpa and Grandma Reed – Martin Van Buren Reed and Emeline Ordelia Reed
11099-82         Iona Ordelia Reed, 1943
11099-83         Ruth, Sharon, Willard, Maynard Solberg
11099-84         Carrie Semrau
11099-85         Carrie Semrau (graduating class?)
11099-86         Dorothy Reed
11099-87         Wilda Swedlund high school graduation (married 7/21/1947)
11099-88         Store interior in Balfour, ND, 1929
11099-89         Left to right, back row: Milton, Adam, JB, Martin; front row: Eva, Bessie, Carrie. These are Semrau brothers and sisters, 1984
11099-90         U.S.S. Mississippi post card

 

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