Reqest from Denise Lajimodiere:
I’m writing an article on what folks did during the depression to survive, or did or still do to be thrifty: Example – save old coats to make quilts, save buttons in cigar boxes, save the tissue that fruit came wrapped in. Can you put this out to the wonderful folks on this blog to see what memories we all have?
Correction from Debbie Poitra Rondeau (77): Dunseith, ND
I have to correct myself I was looking at the April calendar when I wrote the date wrong for Clifford George Counts he passed away on May 6, 2009. Not May 8, 2009 Sorry Everyone
Reply from Bonnie Awalt Houle (56): Becker, MN
Your e-mails came through just fine. Thank You. Also really enjoyed our visit on the telephone today. Hope some day to have the opportunity to meet you.
Bonnie Awalt Houle (56)
The Awalt Family
Reply form Larry St. Claire (66): Anchorage, AK.
Hi, it’s Larry StClaire in Anchorage Alaska. The picture of the 2 little girls are my nieces, Tracey and Robin, who are my sister Renee’s daughters.
Question from Ivy Eller Robert (74): Everett, WA.
I thought I knew all of the cemeteries around the Dunseith area, but where is the Ackworth Cemetery? I don’t recall knowing about that one! Thanks…..
Ivy Robert P.S. The Roy Family is from the St. John area! : )
Ackworth Cemetery taken from the Stokes farm yard. Dan Pladson’s buildings are in the back.
My Great Grandfather
William Stokes, donated one acre of land to the Ackworth community for
this cemetery in the early nineteen hundred’s.
This is the Willow lake road looking south from the Ackworth Cemetery. Highway 43 is one mile
The Ackworth school was originally located 1/2 mile east from the intersection. In about
the school was moved to just behind the trees on the left. That is where the Ackworth Post
Office was located.
Properties in the photo: (1) Stokes’ to the left before the intersection, (2) Original Stokes place now
owned by Danny Pladson to the right before the intersection, (3) Albert Hiatt’s property, not sure
who owns it now, to the left on the other side of the intersection. I think the Lagerquist’s probably
own Albert’s now. (4) Clarence Hagen’s property to the right just beyond the intersection.
Note: Evon Lagerquist lives 3/4 mile south from this intersection. She lives on the Robert Pritchard
This is the Willow Lake road looking North from the Ackworth Cemetery. I’ll bet this looks
pretty familiar to all you Fauske folks? Your farm, located on the original John Hiatt farm,
is locate one mile north and about a half mile west from this location. Russell and Glenda
Fauske are currently living on your farmstead. This road eventually leads into Canada two
and a half miles to the north.
Note/Picture from Neola Kofoid Garbe: Minot & Bottineau, ND
Kenneth Bergman is the son of Otto/Elizabeth Fraser Bergman (Page 10 in Centennial Book)
Marian is the daughter of Gerald/Leah Richard Bergeron (Page 241 in the Centennial Book)
It’s a small world: When Gerald passed away, Leah moved to Bottineau. My apartment is upstairs in the house Leah lived in for many years. Until a couple of years ago, I thought Leah had moved this house to Bottineau. To me, it was “Leah Bergeron’s house”. I’ve learned this house is an Aasheim farmhouse. I think Jean Aasheim Zorn (Leo–Page 287 in the Centennial Book.) said it came from her grandfather’s farm.
Jean’s parents were Joe/Mabel Ihla Aasheim. Joe and my dad worked at Haugerud Garage back in the 1940’s. Oscar Vikan owned it when Dad started working there.
I scanned this picture to send to Gary Berg (son of Alvina/Lillian Torgerson Berg) for his Class of ’59 website. Then I decided to include Gary Stokes, as I think he might be interested in it, too. Next, I added more info and decided to include some of my relatives, as Ed Kofoid, son of
Fred/Wilma Bosch Kofoid, is married to Leo/Jean’s daughter, Nancy. There is no end to the connections!
Lynne Bergman Boettcher, Kenneth’s sister, is my classmate, so I’m including the Class of ’57 in this email, too!