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  George and Adelaide Terhaar Terway

Henry George Terway

Mary Adelaide Terhaar

  • Born: September 16, 1851; Epe,Westfalen, Prussia
  • Died: October 26, 1935, Beaulieu, Minnesota
  • Parents: Johann Terhaar and Joanna Heffler

Married: October 15, 1872, New Munich, Minnesota





Henry George Terway was born April 4, 1848 near Racine, Wisconsin. He was one of eight children born to Gerhard Johann Terway and Joanna Gertrude Leuker. In 1860, the Terways moved to Stearns County, Minnesota and located in Meire’s Grove. On December 6, 1869, at the age of 21, Henry made a claim and homesteaded on land located in Millwood Township, Stearns County. He married Mary Adelaide Terharr (Adelaide) on October 15, 1872. He was 24 and she was 21. Adelaide was born September 16, 1851 in Epe, Westphalia. She was the daughter of Johann Terharr and Joanna Heffler. Adelaide immigrated to America with her siblings in 1871, after the death of their parents.

Henry and Adelaide were the parents of 10 children: Mary Anna [Annie] (my great grandmother), John, Mary, Joseph, Nicholas, Margaret, Henry [Hank], Antoinette [Nettie], Matthew and Gertrude. In 1895, the family moved to the White Earth Indian Reservation. Margaret (Maggie) who was 11 at the time of move, later recounted her memories of traversing the Minnesota prairie by wagon train. In 1906, Henry was the first man to buy land in Mahnomen County. They were the first white people to attend mass at the Beaulieu Catholic Church. Henry died February 26, 1918 in Beaulieu, Minnesota. He was 70 years old. He is buried in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Beaulieu. Adelaide died October 26, 1935 at the age of 84. She is buried in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Beaulieu.