Duncans in St. Louis Co. MN


Duncan research files of
Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
the Genealogy Bug

Last revised August 26, 2007

Formed 1856 from Doty (now Lake)
Carlton formed 1857 from Pine, St.Louis


1860 St.Louis Co. MN Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 St.Louis Co. MN Census
Duluth, Ward 2
Twp.pg.15, #94-78, WIER, Michael 22 IRE B.House $0-$0 & family
                  Many boarders, including
                  DUNCAN, John 23 SCT laborer $0-$0

1880 St.Louis Co. MN Census
      No Duncan indexed

1900 St. Louis Co. MN Census, partial (HeritageQuest image 3/2007)
Duluth Ward 1, 5th Precinct, S.D.133, E.D.257, sheet 14, Woodland Ave.
Pg.132, #248-259, DUNCAN, John M., head w/m Apr. 1853, age 47, mar.22y, MD MD France teacher can read/write
    Sarah C., wife w/f Feb.1855, age 45, mar.22y, 1 ch, 1 living, PA VA VA can read/write
    DUNCAN, Duppre K., son w/m Jan. 1885, age 15, single, MD MD PA student can read/write
    & four servants
      (MAD: 1880 Centre Co. PA census)
Duluth Ward 3, S.D.6, E.D.265, sheet 10, 131 West 3rd Street
Pg.263B, #129-175, DUNCAN, Chas. A., head w/m Dec. 1858, age 41, mar.14 yrs, MI MD NY, lumber Nimfr?, can read/write
    Ina R., wife w/f Mch.1859, age 41, mar.14y, 5 ch, 5 living, MI CT NY can read/write
    Julia? L., dau. w/f June 1882, age 17, single, MN MI MI at school can read/write
    Grace E., dau. w/f Oct 1883, age 16, single, MN MI MI at school can read/write
    Mabel R., dau. w/f Apl. 1885, age 15, single, MN MI MI at school can read/write
    David C., son w/m Dec. 1889, age 10, single, MN MI MI at school can read/write
    Russel C., son w/m May 1896 age 4, single, MN MI MI
    (& servants)
      (MAD: 1880 Saginaw Co. MI census)
Duluth Ward 5, S.D.133, E.D.272, sheet 2, 319 W.3rd St.
Pg.24A, #23-25, DUNCAN, D.A., head w/m Mar. 1833, age 67, mar.45y, MD CANada Virg. farm ?overman?
    Julia, wife w/f Jany. 1835, age 65, mar.45y, 6 ch, 4 living, NY NY NY
    Virg., dau w/f, May 1872, age 28, single, NY MD NY (name indexed as Vera)
    JOHNSON, Ida, servant, w/f, Oct.1875, age 24, single, SWEden, SWE SWE immigrated 1888, 12 years in US, servant
      (all can read/write)
      (MAD: David A. Duncan in 1880 Saginaw Co. MI census)
Duluth Ward 5, 2nd Precinct, S.D.133, E.D.273, sheet 8, 517 Superior Street West
Pg.133A, #24-25, many lodgers, including
    DUNCAN, James, lodger, w/m, b.1870, age 30, single, Ohio England England day laborer
Duluth Ward 5, 2nd Precinct, S.D.133, E.D.273, sheet 13, 221 5th Ave. West
Pg.57A, #67-81 SAFFORD household, 4 roomers, including
    DUNCAN, James, roomer w/m July 1871 age 28, single, Canada /Canada (Scotch) /Canada (Ire), unknown year of immigration etc., laborer, can read/write
Duluth Ward 5, S.D.6, E.D.274, sheet 7, boats, tugs, & barges at dock, Northern Pacific Warf
Pg.71B, #98-115, includes
    D?ANCON?, Daniel, boarder?, w/m, Oct.1878, age 22, mar. 0 years, NY NY NY sailor, can read/write (indexed as Duncan by HeritageQuest)

HISTORIES before 1923

1921 "Duluth and St. Louis County, Minnesota : their story and people : an authentic narrative of the past, with particular attention to the modern era in the commercial, industrial, educational, civic and social development" pub. Chicago: American Historical Society (LH13456, HeritageQuest images 2/2007 & 5/2007; FHL film 1,000,265 items 1-3)
      Vol.I, pg.271: Parks. On April 9, 1889, the first board of park commissioners was organized, the following being appointed to constitute it: ... D.A. Duncan, (& 4 others)
      Vol.I, pg.301: Great Northern Power Dam, harness the waters of the St.Louis, March, 1902, applied for franchise, ... completed 1906, officers of the company at the time of completion were: Charles A. Duncan, of Duluth, president; ... Directors were: ... Charles A. Duncan, (& others)
      Vol.I, pg.369: Zenith Mine. ... Exploratory work began in 1888, ... in 1819 the property passed to an independent mining company, the Zenith Iron Mining Company ... Kennett [sic] Duncan is present superintendent.
      Vol.II, pg.886-887: RALPH NORRIS MARBLE, officer in the United States Navy during the period of the Spanish-American and Philippine Wars, born at Harrisville, Alcona County, Michigan, March 7, 1879, son of Ralph N. and Belle L. (Mead) Marble. (more on Marble ancestors) ... October 24, 1906, Mr. Marble married Miss Julia L. Duncan, of Duluth. Their family consists of two children, Elva and Helen.
      Pg.892: F.A. BREWER, born November 28, 1854, in Oakland County, Michigan, the second in order of birth of the six children born to Addison P. and Salinda S. (Graifs) Brewer. ... F.A. Brewer in 1880 removed to Duluth, Minnesota, where he formed a partnership with a Mr. Duncan, under the firm name of Duncan & Brewer, and engaged in the lumber business. ... In 1877, in Saginaw, Michigan, Mr. Brewer was married to Jennie Duncan, and to them have been born three children, Charles D., Florence and Walter D. ...
      Vol.II, pg.917: KENNETH DUNCAN. Through his profession as mining engineer Kenneth Duncan has been identified with the Range district of northern Minnesota for over ten years. He now lives at Ely and is superintendent of the Zenith Mine for the Vermillion Mining Company.
            A native Minnesotan, Mr. Duncan was born at Fergus Falls [Otter Tail Co.] November 13, 1887, son of Dr. William and Eva G. (Herrick) Duncan. He graduated from the Fergus Falls High School at the age of eighteen, and soon afterward entered the School of Mines of Minnesota University and completed his technical course in 1910. Almost immediately he came to the Vermillion Range as an engineer with the Oliver Mining Company. In 1912 he was associated with R.B. Whiteside on the Mesaba and Vermillion Ranges, with headquarters at Hibbing, and his experience covers much of the mining district of both Ranges. He has been superintendent of the Zenith Mine at Ely since 1919. Mr. Duncan is not only a master of the technique of mining engineering, but is a capable executive, and his hobby is the study of men and their adaptability to the tasks assigned them.
            He is a member of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, is a member and a past director of the Engineers' Club of Northern Minnesota and is a member of the Masonic Lodge. In 1913 he married Frances Collier, daughter of O.F. Collier, of Fergus Falls, and they are the parents of one son, Robert.

"History of Duluth and St. Louis County [Minnesota] : past and present" (anonymous); pub. Chicago: C.F. Cooper & Co., 1910, 930 pgs. (LH13454, HeritageQuest images 5/2007)
      Pg.533: Great Northern Power Company ... Charles A. Duncan of Duluth is now president of the company, ...


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