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Where were you born?
Duluth, mn
Where do you live at present time?
st. francis, mn
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At 9:22pm on August 16, 2013, Glenn Browne said…

Hi Chris, Can you give me a few more details.  When & where was he born. Do you know when he died and where.  We have a data base of over 77,000 names so any additional details will help.

Glenn Browne

At 7:36pm on October 28, 2013, chris leonzal said…

Hi Glen,

Thanks so much for getting back to me.  I'm afraid I do not know any of the answers to your questions.  Please let me explain the reason for my search:

My 5 x's great Uncle Thomas Leonczak was thrown off a moving train back in 1917 by its own trains men on the SOO Line railway.  Naturally you brought on a lawsuit and it went all the way to the MN Supreme Court in 1924.

I just have read the entire transcription of the hearing.  In this information, his attorney presented several pieces of physical evidence to the Jury.  Pictures to be exact.  I have been searching for my Great Uncles Farm for over a year now, and these pictures I have learned, were of his farm and farm location.  If I can find the evidence, I may finally be able to find the farm.

His attorney was John Cedergren.

I have researched Mr. Johns name and found a picture of him and his family on this here site.  I tried contacting the member who posted the picture and he had little to no information for me, just had the old picture.  I know his is from Duluth and practiced out of Duluth with another Attorney together their firm was Nelson & Cedergren.

Often times, a career such as a lawyer stays in the family. I was hoping if I could find relatives of Mr. John I could ask if the firm is still in the family and if they have old evidence.

Your help would be truely a blessing.

Thank you,

Chris Leonzal

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