(Originally posted on Tuesday, 3 February 1998)
Looking for information on my ancestors from the Altoona area. Thomas OLSON was born July 1866 in WI. His parents, names unknown, were born in Norway. Thomas died between the 1900 Federal Census and the 1905 WI Census, presumably in Altoona. His wife, Martha RIECK, was born July 1864 in WI (possibly the Milwaukee area). Her parents, Rudolf and Ulricka RIECK, were born in Germany. Martha died in the 1940's. Thomas and Martha had two sons, Elmer, b. July 1899 and Leonard Thomas, b. 2 January 1901 in Altoona. Leonard Thomas moved to Minnesota. Elmer lived in the vicinity of Altoona all his life. Thank you for any info you might have.