Sandra, I am researching Minerva Simonds b. Sep 1857 in WI. She married John D. Kramer b. Aug 1853 New York. In the census records Minerva's parents were born in New York. They lived in Sauk County and are buried at the Walnut hill Cemetery in Baraboo. Here's a list of other Simonds buried there. I am not sure of the lineage of them yet but hope to find clues. Some people sent me this info. from the cemetery: Joseph 8 Dec 1797-6 May 1886 Susanna 9 Jul 1806-5 Aug 1872 Orson 12 Feb 1826-30 Dec 1913 I also have a Benjamin Simonds b. 1835 New York.
Maybe we can collaborate our information and tie up the loose ends. Thank you Karen.