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Looking for the Pilloud Dunseith family history
Message from Pamela Pilloud: 

Hello There—

I go on your siyte now and then but never came across photos of my family who were from Dunseith & Bottineau/

I know little about thier bithplace , where the family attended school-  I have next to none of the pictures of my family.  I was born in Bottineau at St Andrews Hospital====

Could you p;ease get photos of the following people of my family:

Henry Pilloud ( Earl Sr-)—my Father
Frances Kjensrud Pilloud   my mother—
Their children—-Baby Robert —-Lavern, Gloria, Earl Jr , George, even me Pamela as a baby  or where baby Robert is buried—-I searched for Robert many years/

Then my Aunt Theresa Krieg who own the Gas Stastion  in Dunseith. ( the one in the wheel chair )

Thank you for helping me—I am Henrys daughter ( Earl Sr ) and I would love to find any photos of my family—-if you know where Robert is buried please let me know—-it could be under Hagen or Hanson  or Earl even as he was born out of wedlock.

Pictures of my Dad would be just wonderful even his rodeo photos back in the 30’s

I am getting very old and would like to see some photo of my Dad’s roots—-aND OR WITH HIS WIFE fRANCES.

Thank you so much for helping me find my family

Respectfully submitted—-Pamela Pilloud


More memories of Art Seim’s auction sale
From Dick Johnson (’68): Dunseith, ND

Gary and Friends,

I do have a couple more memories from the day of Art Seim’s auction besides the two I mentioned a few days ago.  I have always been interested in old guns that have a history from the area.  Art had a Winchester 1894 lever action 30-30 carbine that I sure would have liked to have been able to buy at the sale but I didn’t have enough money at that time to bid on it to anywhere near the amount it eventually sold for.  I don’t remember the amount anymore but it was more than I could afford.  Art had somehow gotten the rifle from someone in the House family and it was locally called ‘the House gun’ which was well known by most of our neighbors.  The day of the auction,  Obert Medlang had the winning bid and within the past few months,  I was talking with Obert’s son, Owen, and he said he still has the old rifle and knows the history of it so I think that’s interesting.  The day of the auction,  I was helping get things loaded after the sale was over and was walking across the yard when Leo Poitra yelled, “LOOK OUT!”  I froze in my tracks and turned my head to see a mower sickle just a few inches from my face sticking out the back of a pickup over the end gate.  I hadn’t seen it and I give Leo credit for saving me from what would surely have been a vicious injury to my face or eyes had I walked a few more inches. It was so close that I never forgot the incident.  Close calls seem to stick with a guy.  Thanks Gary!



Jim and Ella Metcalfe Family memories
Posted by Vickie Metcalfe (’70): doBottineau, ND

Gary and Dunseth friends.
LOLA’s Photos


  1. Jim Metcalfe leading his prize  at the barn on the  home farm in the ’50s
  2. Ella Metcalfe with Geri, Jimmy and Gary in WA state in the ’40’s
  3. Lola Metcalfe

Lola enjoyed connecting with people.

She was especially fond of a good visit with many neighbors, dear friends and family.

Lola took teasing in stride from my brothers who enjoyed her (blonde) reactions with quick laughter to their practical jokes. She was also known to have the ability to give a tease right back. 

Like Jim her father, Lola was assertive. She never was afraid to stand up and speak (share) her opinions. She had no tolerance for behavior, which hurt others, especially those she cared deeply about.

Like her mother Ella, Lola’s home was open and inviting to extended family, friends and neighbors.  Strangers she met at the farm were not strangers long. She’d put on strong Norwegian coffee, treat or two from her reservoir of goodies and settled in to a good visit..

As Lola aged, her mannerisms became more like her mother. 

My siblings and I would comment to her on this point and she would glow with pleasure to be compared with similar characteristics of her mom.

 Aunt Ella was not only a beauty on the outside.  She carried all the beautiful, positive qualities of character.

 My dad said when he was a boy; his big brother Jim was smitten with
Ella Evans and she with him.  Their love story endured many years and mutual respect was clearly evident to all of us throughout their lives.

 Picturing Uncle Jim and Aunt Ella together in my minds eye. Humming comes on my lips with a melody following  behind.  I first heard a melody at one of Jim & Ella’s daughters (Helen) wedding celebration at the Odd Fellow’s (?) Hall here in Bottineau. 

 Leaving the hall with my parents the stars covered the sky on a warm summer night. Fainter and faintein  harmony  Jim and Ella’s children gathered in song around a piano.

            “I Want A Girl Just Like The Girl Who Married Dear Old Dad”


Thanks Gary!
Until Later,
Vickie L .Metcalfe ( FYI My God parents were Jim and Ella.)

Jim Metcalfe leading his prize  at the barn on the  home farm in the ’50s
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Ella Metcalfe with Geri, Jimmy and Gary in WA state in the ’40’s
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Lola Metcalfe
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Blog (556) posted on September 21, 2009

I’m making this a fast one today. Bernadette and I are leaving shortly this morning for Boracay, Philippines. We are going on a 3 day 2 night excursion, so we’ll be back Wednesday evening. Boracay is a little Island located about 200 miles NW of us. The island is only about 4 miles long and about 3/4 of a mile wide. We’ll be flying to a near by island and then taking a boat (2 miles) over to Boracay. Boracay’s beaches with the fine white sands are ranked #6 in the world with some of the literature I’ve read. Boracay is a well known tourist resort. We have always talked about going there, but never have.
With us being gone, I will not be sending out a blog for the next 2 days. Please keep your messages coming though. I’ll catch up when I get back.
Boracay Regency beach resort
From Vickie Metcalfe (70): Dunseith, ND.
Gary thanks for your response, below in the Peterson information recently sent by way of Dick Johnson,
#4, Emma Peterson m. Bill Childs children Billy and Donny…….They attended country school Seim School land owner unknown which was known previously as Oakes School located on the Metcalfe Farm SW corner of Holmes Township. All connected to the Lude Peterson Family
also please note #5 Vida Peterson m Jess Wilson……. Arla (Wilson) Hall long time former teacher at Bottineau school and many country schools is I believe a Wilson. I see Arla Hall out with other retired teachers, former country schools and Dunseith School ie. Millie and Marie Parrill their sister Jeannie Walker
Vickie,In Gary’s message he sent me it shows a Billy Dean Childs born in Bismarck and Died in Dunseith in 1942. I think this could be the boy. I should have read his message first. Does this sound right? I remember Mom talking about this little boy being killed but never the year–just that he was 8 years old. His mother was Emma Peterson Childs, according to Gary’s Peterson family history. I’ll forward the page from Gary–actually from Vance Bailey. Thanks.


Yes, you are correct about Billy Dean Child’s. I’ll fwd these to Nancy…..since she does recall alot of stuff. I remember, the Child’s had another younger child too. I wonder if they came back once or not…I think Jim and Ella Metcalfe, while Jim was in partnership with Berg construction out of Seattle lived for a time in Spokane during the war, visited with the Peterson clan often, Jimmy or Gary Metcafe would recall this.

Descendants of Ludrick “Lude” F. Peterson

Generation No. 1

1. LUDRICK “LUDE” F.2 PETERSON (ANDERS WHILHM1) was born 20 November 1865 in Hjorted, Sweden, and died 1959 in Spokane, Wa.. He married LILLY MAE OAKS. She was born 1880 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, and died 1964 in Spokane, Wa..


Burial: Fairmont Memorial Park, Spokane, WA


Burial: Fairmont Memorial Park, Spokane, WA


2. i. MAX LEROY3 PETERSON, b. 1897, Battle Lake, Otter Tail Co., Minnesota; d. 1963, Renton, King Co. , Wa..

3. ii. MAUDE PETERSON, b. 1899, Dunseith, Rolette Co., N.D..

4. iii. EMMA PETERSON, b. 1903, Rolette Co., N.D.; d. 1994, Spokane, Wa..

5. iv. VIDA LILLIAN PETERSON, b. 1905, Dunseith, Rolette Co., N.D.; d. 1990, Spokane, Wa..

6. v. MINNIE PETERSON, b. 19 March 1915, Rolette Co., N.D..

Generation No. 2

2. MAX LEROY3 PETERSON (LUDRICK “LUDE” F.2, ANDERS WHILHM1) was born 1897 in Battle Lake, Otter Tail Co., Minnesota, and died 1963 in Renton, King Co. , Wa.. He married MARY LEAH AWALT 29 August 1920 in Dunseith, Rolette Co. ND, daughter of WILLIAM AWALT and MARY KNIGHT. She was born 14 December 1896 in Plano, Appanoose Co, Ia, and died 20 August 1977 in Bottineau, Bottineau Co, ND.


Burial: Oak Creek Cem., Bottineau, Bottineau Co., ND

Fact 1: Buried at Oak Creek Cem., Bottineau, N.D.

Children of MAX PETERSON and MARY AWALT are:

i. LUCILLE4 PETERSON, b. 02 October 1920, Dunseith, Rolette Co., ND; d. 15 July 2003, Washington State; m. LOUIS HOVELAND, 02 October 1940, Dunseith, Rolette Co., ND; b. 17 September 1915, Perth, Towner Co., ND; d. 18 November 1999, Renton, King Co., WA.


Burial: Greenwood Cem., Renton, King Co. WA

ii. MARION PETERSON, b. 01 April 1922, Rolette Co., ND; m. CARL FEUTCHER.

iii. MAYNARD (BILL) PETERSON, b. 24 March 1923, Dunseith, Rolette Co., ND; d. 31 August 2004, Dunseith, Rolette Co., ND; m. JOY STICKLAND, 20 October 1944, Dunseith, Rolette Co., ND; b. 12 February 1927, Rolette Co., ND.


Burial: Little Prairie Cemetery

iv. DUANE LEROY PETERSON, b. 14 May 1924, Rolette Co., ND; m. LORRAINE EVA DUE, 1953, Willow City, Bottineau Co., ND; b. 26 March 1935, Bottineau, Bottineau Co., ND.


The Courant, Bottineau, ND, Tuesday September 30, 2003


Approximately 200 friends and relatives gathered at the Lodge at the Peace Garden, Sunday, Sept. 14, to help Duane and Lorraine Peterson celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

At the punch bowl was Tami and Frank Gladue. Serving coffee was Gail Lagerquist. Cutting and serving the Weddidng Anniversary cake was Renee and Holly Lagerquist. All are their grandchildren. The cake was baked by their daughter-in-law Sheri, and granddaughter Heather Peterson.

The Kelvin Homemakers provided and served the delicious lunch.

All four of the Peterson childrn were in attendance. They are Connie and Karen Lagerquist, (Mike) and Sheri Peterson of Dunseith, and (Kim) and Miles Brown of Colorado Springs, CO. All nine of their grandchildren were here for the event. They are (Russell) and Holly Lagerquist of Butte, Montana, and their grandaughter, McKenzie of Bismark. Renee and and Gail Lagerquist and Tami and Frank Gladue, and Danny and Heather Peterson of Dunseith and Alecia Brown of Colorado Springs, CO.

Duane’s brother (Bill) and Joy Peterson of Dunseith and sisters, (Vida) and Howard Hiatt and Doris Williams of Bottineau; Shirley Lagerquist of Rugby; Lois Peterson of Spokane, WA.; and Mary Artzer of Algona, WA were all in attendance.

Lorraine’s family were also all present.Dolly Schoonover of Rolette; (Joann) and Emery Vigness of Alexander, ND; (Helen) and Wesley Satron of Minot, ND; Marta of Fort Collins, CO; and Morris’ twin sister (Marion) and Mike Nerple of Dunseith, ND.

(then follows a description of the program)

Fifty years ago, Max Peterson’s Model A Ford truck was in Willow City to escort the bride and groom around town after the wedding. On their 25th anniversary, that same Model A truck was at the Peace Garden for a ride around the Garden driven by Jack Peterso. Would you believe, that same Model A was waiting at the Peace Garden on their 50th anniversary, driven by Martin Peterson for another ride around the Garden?

Approwimately 50 friends and relatives enjoyed supper after the open house at the Peace Garden, visiting and reminiscing. Relatives and freinds came from North Dakota, Montana, Minnesota, Colorado, and Canada.

v. VIDA PETERSON, b. 16 February 1926, Rolette Co., ND; m. HOWARD HIATT, 27 April 1944, Dunseith, Rolette Co., ND; b. 22 September 1924, Bottineau, Bottineau Co., ND; d. April 1977.

vi. LOIS PETERSON, b. 08 March 1927; m. (1) LEONARD HONSEY; m. (2) ROBERT RUDE.

vii. SHIRLEY MAY PETERSON, b. 26 August 1929, Dunseith, Rolette Co., ND; m. RALPH BENJAMIN LAGERQUIST, 03 December 1947, Dunseith, Rolette Co., ND; b. 22 April 1921, Kelvin, Rolette Co., ND; d. 10 December 1998, Rugby, Pierce Co., ND..

viii. DARREL (JACK) PETERSON, b. 19 February 1931, Bottineau, Bottineau Co., ND; d. 14 June 1989, Minot, Ward Co. ND; m. NETTIE Z. HIATT, 11 April 1951, Rolla, Rolette Co., ND; b. 08 March 1930, Dunseith, Rolette Co., ND.

ix. MARY PETERSON, b. 24 April 1933, Dunseith, Rolette Co., ND; m. (1) MARTIN EVANS, 08 June 1957; b. Dunseith, Rolette Co., ND; d. 20 April 1970; m. (2) ERWIN “BUD” HOERLE, 09 March 1972; d. 28 September 1984; m. (3) JOHN “JIM” ARTZER, 11 July 1986, Renton, King Co., WA; b. 08 March 1930, Longmont, Boulder Co., CO; d. 13 January 1995, Renton, King Co., WA.

x. DORIS PETERSON, b. 04 November 1934, Dunseith, Rolette Co., ND; m. MARLIN B. WILLIAMS, 27 August 1955, Rolette Co., ND; b. 10 July 1935, Rolette Co., ND.

3. MAUDE3 PETERSON (LUDRICK “LUDE” F.2, ANDERS WHILHM1) was born 1899 in Dunseith, Rolette Co., N.D.. She married (1) A. M. (ABIE) ROTHWELL. She married (2) FRANK WOLVERTON. She married (3) HENRY J. MORLAN 01 December 1917 in Dunseith, Rolette Co., N.D., son of WILLIAM MORLAN and EVELINE AWALT. He was born 30 August 1879, and died 27 September 1944.


i. EVYLEN4 MORLAN, b. 18 December 1919, Dunseith, Rolette Co., ND; m. MEYER QUAM.

ii. PHYLLIS MORLAN, b. 02 February 1925, Dunseith, Rolette Co., ND; m. ALVIN MARTIN.

4. EMMA3 PETERSON (LUDRICK “LUDE” F.2, ANDERS WHILHM1) was born 1903 in Rolette Co., N.D., and died 1994 in Spokane, Wa.. She married BILL CHILDS. He died 1958 in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA.


Burial: Fairmont Memorial Park, Spokane, WA


Burial: Fairmont Memorial Park, Spokane, WA

Children of EMMA PETERSON and BILL CHILDS are:

i. BILLY DEAN4 CHILDS, b. Bismark, Burleigh Co., ND; d. 1942, Dunseith, Rolette Co., ND.

ii. DON CHILDS, m. PAT [–?–] CHILDS.

5. VIDA LILLIAN3 PETERSON (LUDRICK “LUDE” F.2, ANDERS WHILHM1) was born 1905 in Dunseith, Rolette Co., N.D., and died 1990 in Spokane, Wa.. She married JESSE C WILSON 10 June 1924 in Dunseith, Rolette Co., ND, son of SOLOMAN WILSON and EDITH ANDERSON. He was born 06 January 1897 in Mo., and died 13 December 1971 in Spokane, Spokane Co., Wa.


Burial: Fairmont Memorial Park, Spokane, WA


Burial: Fairmont Memorial Park, Spokane, WA


i. LUDRIC CALVIN4 WILSON, b. 01 August 1925, Gary, In.; d. May 1982, Spokane, Wa.; m. SHIRLEY ANN BERNICE STEINER; b. 13 May 1932.

ii. JESS CLEO WILSON, b. 14 September 1927, Eureka, Ca.; d. 31 May 2003, Spokane, WA.

iii. MARGARET CORINNE “CONNIE” WILSON, b. 04 December 1929, Minot, Ward Co., N.D.; m. MERRILL ALAN READ, 06 February 1957, Spokane, Wa.; b. 23 January 1920, The Dalles, Or.; d. 15 October 1967, Spokane, WA.

6. MINNIE3 PETERSON (LUDRICK “LUDE” F.2, ANDERS WHILHM1) was born 19 March 1915 in Rolette Co., N.D.. She married (1) LESTER PINE 11 March 1937. She married (2) EUGENE HARRY PATTERSON 03 June 1975.


i. LARRY4 PINE, b. 21 February 1940.

ii. MIKE PINE, b. 27 December 1943; m. ARLENE CHILDS.

iii. LESLIE ANN PINE, b. 09 March 1951; m. (1) DALE LEE MILLER; b. abt 1950; m. (2) TIMOTHY PETE