A brother to my g-grandmother Regina nee Schwiep named Mathias / Mathew Schwiep / Sweep on 27 July 1902 at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Kent, Wilkin Co., MN married a Bertha Thomas. I am stumped as to her birth day and place, parents’ names, and anything else about her family.
The various records showing her age do not agree on her birth year. The most precise record, 1905 MN census, says she was born in MN and in the state 20 years, 5 months (so b ca Jan. 1885). Her parents were said to be born in Minnesota too. The other records vary between 1881 and 1888. I don’t see Thomas families in Wilkin County or neighboring counties that fit, and I don’t find a matching Bertha in the 1885, 1895, and 1900 censuses. She is not the one in Spruce Grove, Becker County (that Bertha married Carl Baumgart), for that one’s parents were born in Germany and Michigan.
Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.