|We are researching the HURD/BLAKE family lines.The earliest Minnesota record is the 1870 state census: John Herd b. circa 1830 in Canada.His children are John b. 1855 in Indiana; Caroline b. 1857 in Iowa; Asa b. 1860 in Wisconsin; Dennis b. 1865 in Minnesota.Living with them is a lady named Phebe, age 70.Later records show that John, jr. married Nancy Jane, died in 1936 and is buried in Eden Valley, MN.Asa married Blanche, died 4 July 1912.Dennis married Ida Mosher 2 August 1890, died 10 November 1941 in Northfield, MN and is buried in Verona, ND.|
Alma M. BLAKE B. 3 Feb 1893 in Newberry, MI.(Probably adopted)
Parents John BLAKE and Lillian CHRISTOPHER.
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