Hello "thomasker2," some of the questions you asked are the reason I was asking the message board for help, above all, the birthdate and place of Bertha THOMAS, and the names of her parents and any siblings.
The family moves away from Wilkin County after the first two children are born, Eleanora, b 19 Jul 1903, Kent, Wilkin, and Clara, b 9 Jul 1904, same place. They go to Tower City, Cass, ND, for a few years, and then on to Farrell Lake, Alberta, Canada in 1908.
I know all about Mathias / Mathew SCHWIEP (later SWEEP), but Bertha's THOMAS family has me stumped. The 1905 census says she was born in Minnesota, of parents born in Minnesota. In my previous email I gave all I know about Bertha's various birthdays found in various sources, but no other family members seem to be around Wilkin County. Yet her marriage record says she was a resident of Wilkin County. Thanks for any further help on the THOMAS relationships. The ones I see in Wilkin Co. don't fit. The Bertha Thomas in Becker Co. got married to Carl Baumgart, it seems.
I hope you can help in some way. Sincerely,