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    1. Re: [MN-GHOSTTOWNS] Wirt, Wert
    2. Margit
    3. Hi Lori, Yes it is a great book, I have owned it since it came out and mailed it to relatives in Norway. Wirt was BOTH a Village and it was a township. Just as where I live, Flom is a township and it is also a unincorporated village. Yes there is a Indian reservation, in fact a couple of them. My son in law is a member of one of them. Were you looking for something in particular? _________________ Margit in Minnesota http://norwaytoamerica.blogspot.com/ "You will never know, unless you ask!" On Jan 13, 2009, at 10:53 AM, lori Scholes wrote: > Margit, thank you. This is very helpful. In fact, as part of my > family > research I will purchase the book. Another question, > > Was there/is there an Indian reservation located close to Wirt? > > Thanks again. > -Lori > > -----Original Message----- > From: [email protected] > [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Margit > Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 6:48 AM > To: [email protected] > Subject: Re: [MN-GHOSTTOWNS] Wirt, Wert > > http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/ > > Itasca County > > WIRT Township was named by O. E. Walley, its first settler, probably > for a township in New York or a county in West Virginia, where the > name was given in honor of William Wirt (1772-1834), who was the > attorney general of the United States, 1817-29. The village in > sections 10 and 15 was established as a logging supply station on the > Minneapolis and Rainy River Railway; its post office began in 1874 and > was changed to a community post office in 1974. Elias O. Walley was > the first settler, opening a store and becoming the first postmaster. > The first site was on the north side of the Big Fork River with a > store, a post office, and a hotel; the present community is across the > river on the site of a former logging town, called Stanley by the > railroad. > _________________ > Margit in Minnesota > http://norwaytoamerica.blogspot.com/ > "You will never know, unless you ask!" > > > > On Jan 12, 2009, at 9:49 PM, lori Scholes wrote: > >> Looking for the town of Wirt (or Wert.) Could be in St. Louis >> County. >> Family history states that my Grandmother had lived there. Thank >> you for >> your help! >> >> ==== MN-GHOSTTOWNS Mailing List ==== >> [email protected] >> >> To contact the List Administrator: >> Rick Berkheiser, [email protected] >> >> ------------------------------- >> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > [email protected] >> with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and >> the body of the message >> > > ==== MN-GHOSTTOWNS Mailing List ==== > [email protected] > > To contact the List Administrator: > Rick Berkheiser, [email protected] > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' > without the > quotes in the subject and the body of the message > > ==== MN-GHOSTTOWNS Mailing List ==== > [email protected] > > To contact the List Administrator: > Rick Berkheiser, [email protected] > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] > with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and > the body of the message >

    01/13/2009 07:21:27
    1. Re: [MN-GHOSTTOWNS] Wirt, Wert
    2. lori Scholes
    3. Oh yes, I am trying to find out more about my paternal grandmother, Leona Edminister. Supposedly, her family lived in Black Duck, then moved to Wirt. She married my grandfather (a Coates) and then moved to Virginia. One of her son's, Lloyd, married my mother in 1947. I am his daughter. My mother describes the conditions of life in Wirt for her in-laws family as destitute. She believes that the family had moved from the reservation (I do not know which) and tried to begin a new life. I cannot account for the surname Edminister. My mother tells me that my father did not want to talk about his mother or her family. It was not until I was 21 years old that my father told me of his Ojibwa family. Unfortunately, we never pursued that part of our history. A long answer to a short question, but this is the motive of my question. I am saddened that I do not even have a photograph of my grandmother. So, I am trying to search. Thank you, again. -Lori -----Original Message----- From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Margit Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 1:21 PM To: [email protected] Subject: Re: [MN-GHOSTTOWNS] Wirt, Wert Hi Lori, Yes it is a great book, I have owned it since it came out and mailed it to relatives in Norway. Wirt was BOTH a Village and it was a township. Just as where I live, Flom is a township and it is also a unincorporated village. Yes there is a Indian reservation, in fact a couple of them. My son in law is a member of one of them. Were you looking for something in particular? _________________ Margit in Minnesota http://norwaytoamerica.blogspot.com/ "You will never know, unless you ask!" On Jan 13, 2009, at 10:53 AM, lori Scholes wrote: > Margit, thank you. This is very helpful. In fact, as part of my > family > research I will purchase the book. Another question, > > Was there/is there an Indian reservation located close to Wirt? > > Thanks again. > -Lori > > -----Original Message----- > From: [email protected] > [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Margit > Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 6:48 AM > To: [email protected] > Subject: Re: [MN-GHOSTTOWNS] Wirt, Wert > > http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/ > > Itasca County > > WIRT Township was named by O. E. Walley, its first settler, probably > for a township in New York or a county in West Virginia, where the > name was given in honor of William Wirt (1772-1834), who was the > attorney general of the United States, 1817-29. The village in > sections 10 and 15 was established as a logging supply station on the > Minneapolis and Rainy River Railway; its post office began in 1874 and > was changed to a community post office in 1974. Elias O. Walley was > the first settler, opening a store and becoming the first postmaster. > The first site was on the north side of the Big Fork River with a > store, a post office, and a hotel; the present community is across the > river on the site of a former logging town, called Stanley by the > railroad. > _________________ > Margit in Minnesota > http://norwaytoamerica.blogspot.com/ > "You will never know, unless you ask!" > > > > On Jan 12, 2009, at 9:49 PM, lori Scholes wrote: > >> Looking for the town of Wirt (or Wert.) Could be in St. Louis >> County. >> Family history states that my Grandmother had lived there. Thank >> you for >> your help! >> >> ==== MN-GHOSTTOWNS Mailing List ==== >> [email protected] >> >> To contact the List Administrator: >> Rick Berkheiser, [email protected] >> >> ------------------------------- >> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > [email protected] >> with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and >> the body of the message >> > > ==== MN-GHOSTTOWNS Mailing List ==== > [email protected] > > To contact the List Administrator: > Rick Berkheiser, [email protected] > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' > without the > quotes in the subject and the body of the message > > ==== MN-GHOSTTOWNS Mailing List ==== > [email protected] > > To contact the List Administrator: > Rick Berkheiser, [email protected] > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] > with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and > the body of the message > ==== MN-GHOSTTOWNS Mailing List ==== [email protected] To contact the List Administrator: Rick Berkheiser, [email protected] ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    01/13/2009 07:00:24