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I recently read the following in "Tracing Your Dakota Roots" by Jo Ann B. Winistorfer & Cathy A. Langemo (p. 30)
Pioneer Pastor Kept Diary
A diary kept by a pioneer North Dakota pastor who made his rounds by horse and buggy could be a goldmine for
genealogists with roots in Burke and Divide counties.
Valborg Zander of Bismarck inherited the detailed journal kept by her father, Adolf Buckneberg, a Lutheran pastor who served the Norwegian Synod Lutheran Church in rural Flaxton, N.D., in the early 20th century. His diary runs from 1905 through 1935, covering World War I, the Spanish flu epidemic, and the Dirty Thirties. Valborg has since translated and indexed the diary, a job that took five years.
If you think your family might be listed in "Dad's Book", write or call: Valborg Zander, 1822 N. Fourth St. Bismarck, ND 58501; 701-255-3438. She'll check the index.
[I recently called her and learned some wonderful information about my grandparents!]
It's worth a try if your ancestors were resided in the area!
I am researching the following names in Divide County:
ONSTAD - STEFFLER - MILLER - CHRISTIANSON - CARLSON
All of my grandparents lived in Crosby and my parents (Rolland MILLER and
Norma STEFFLER) both graduated from Crosby H.S. in 1926/27. My grandmother,
Ellen MILLER, as well as my Aunt and Uncle Wm. and Ethel Christianson lived
there until their deaths in the 1960's and 1970's. I have a long and strong
connection to this county!
Jeannette Miller Wynne
Hi Listers -
I haven't seen a great deal of activity on this list lately, so I suggest a roll
call. My ancestors were the HEGG family who served in Divide County from
1908-1922. My grandfather was the Rev. Gustav Hegg. I would love to hear from
anyone who might remember him or knew of him.