Summary

Registrant Inez Bergquist is a member of the birth family looking for adoptee. The adoptee was born in Illinois in 1961 in December. Adoptee was born in Cook County to 24 year old birthmother Anna Brue Tjernagel (maiden name Tjernagel).

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Illinois Adoption Record: # 86203

Other Birth Family looking for Adoptee
Inez Bergquist

Adoptee's Info
Birth Name: Unknown
Adoptive Name:
Date of Birth: Dec 1961 (now 57 years old)
Gender: Unknown
Birth Location: Unknown city, Cook county, Illinois USA

Birthmother's Info
Name: Anna Brue Tjernagel (Tjernagel)
Born: Aug 7, 1937 (now 81 years old)
Age at Adoptee's Birth: 24
Religion: Lutheran

Birthfather's Info
Name: Clifford Howard Uthene
Born: Unknown
Age at Adoptee's Birth: Unknown
Religion: Lutheran

Born at Hospital:
Birth Certificate:
Adoption Agency:

Additional Info
Anna gave birth to a child in December 1961 and gave it up for adoption. She may have known the father at Bethany College in Mankato in the 1950's, and it may be Clifford H. Uthene, according to some college friends. Cliff and his family went to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Chicago, this information from an older cousin of mine. He had several siblings-Curtis, Susan Uthene McMahon, deceased in 2007; Jeanette Uthene Frederick, Paul Uthene, and his parents were Howard, deceased, and Margaret Uthene, who died in 2005. There is a Clifford Uthene listed at 3859 N. Nottingham Ave. Chicago 60634 recently. Anna was working at the Addison, IL, Children's Home at the time of the birth. Anna's father Neelak was a Lutheran minister and professor at Concordia College and wanted her to give the baby up for adoption. All her parents, aunt and uncles, and siblings have since died, and Anna died last December in Warsaw Indiana. So her birth family, cousins, and niece would love to find her baby if he or she would like to meet us. That child would be 57 now.


Registered: July 25, 2018
Updated: September 5, 2018

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