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COVIL in S.D. and COVILL in Wisc.

COVIL in S.D. and COVILL in Wisc.

Posted: 1081440482000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1082680189000
I am desperately searching for leads on this Edgar and Janet COVIL family-

Last trace of these people in the McCook Co., So.Dak. area was the 1900 and 1910 census;

Edgar L. COVIL, farmer , aged 40 (in 1910)
Wife - Janet E. (REID) COVIL, aged 36
Dau. - Meda COVIL, aged 1 yr
Son - Garnet M. COVIL, aged 3/12 yr.
Frank P. COVIL,(brother of Edgar) sngle, farmer, aged 51 yrs.
(Edgar and his bro. Frank were born in Wisc.)
Janet may have gone by Jeanette

Located in 1910 census for McCook Co., So. Dak. as on Junipar St., Bridgewater, So. Dak.

Edgar and Frank believed to have been from this family in 1880 Census for Warren, Waushara, Wisc.-

Father – William E. Covill age 53 born in NY
Wife - Jennie age 20 born in Wisc. (Wm’s second wife)
Son - Frank P. age 26 born in Wisc.
Son - Stephen age 12 born in Wisc.
Son - Edgar age 10 born in Wisc.
Son - Guy age 7 born in Wisc.
Dau. - Nellie age 1 born in Wisc. (mother is Wm’s 2nd wife-Jennie)

No one from other branches of Janet’s family has ever heard any trace of this family.

(COVIL in 1900 & 1910 S.D. census’s and COVILL in 1880 Wisc. Census)

Re: COVIL in S.D. and COVILL in Wisc.

Posted: 1097967941000
Classification: Query
Not sure exactly what you are looking for but this is what I have: Edgar Lewis Coville was the son of William E. Coville and Margaret Vroman (this is Williams first wife). He was born 16 March 1870 in Auroraville, Waushara Co. Wi. he married Janett Reid 15 December 1892 he died 21 March 1939 Janett was born 27 Nov. 1873 and died 7 March 1939 In 1920 census he is located in McCook Co, Canistota SD 291-4B in 1930 census he is in Kingsbury Co. Iroquis SD 4-1B. They had three children Edgar Lewis Jr. b 2 Feb 1893 and died in infancy , Meda who married William Frederic Kindel on 29 December 1942 and Garnet who (I have as a daughter) married Louis E. Rusche on 6 Jan. 1933 Also in the 1920 census Sarah Reid MIL is living with them. In the 1930 census he is listed as Ed L. Cobill that could be why he is hard to find. Hope this helps and if I can help with anything else let me know.

Re: COVIL in S.D. and COVILL in Wisc.

Robert Ferguson (View posts)
Posted: 1097978225000
Classification: Query
Surnames: REID, COVILL
I was excited to see your reply to my query. I am reserching the REID line and am interested in all descendants of Janett's line. If you don't mind I'd like to;

1. Understand how you're connected to the Covills.

2.Send you what I have on the Covills and see if you fill in any blanks. It would appear from your initial response that you probably can.

Waiting to hear from you,


Bob F. ( )

Re: COVIL in S.D. and COVILL in Wisc.

Posted: 1097990670000
Classification: Query
My husband is Dennis Covill is the son of Donald Curtis Covill who is the son of Stephen Miller Covill and Helen Jordan who is the son of William Covill and Margaret Vroman who is the son of Simeon Covill and Abigail Foote. I don't know much about the Reid family though I'm sorry. But, would appreciate anything you care to share with me on the Covill side. If you would like you can use my e-mail address it is If by chance I have anything else you may be looking for I will be happy to share it with you.

Re: COVIL in S.D. and COVILL in Wisc.

Posted: 1279464698000
Classification: Query
Quick update;

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