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Jacob Caleb Wilcox, born in Canada, & his wife Jane Bartlett born in New

York.  They lived in either Clinton or Jackson County.

James Hughes, who died in the county home in Page county in 1935 after a

fall.  James had been a resident in the home from 1920 until his death in


Dewey Lambert & Roy Lambert, both born in Taylor county.  I found Dewey in

the SSDI which showed he died in Mahaska county in 1970.  Roy died in

Albuquerque, NM in 1958.


From: "dharma boo"

 family of Charles Hand born  09-Oct 1892 and died Aug 1963.


From: "Gerrish"

 Rev. Addison Armstrong He was the first circuit preacher for the Old Penn Church in Earlham, IA. I can't seem to find anything on him, and the church doesn't have a phone. I'm sure they would have records of some sort on him. I haven't found him in any Iowa bios either.  He preached in the 1870's (I believe), as he passed in 1883. He is buried in Old Penn Cemetery.


From: "Hilbrand de Bruijn"

Hogeterp        Hoogeterp                   Hoogterp.

My file contains ancestors as far back as abt. 1700.

Met vriendelijke groet



O'Keefe family also went by Keefe    In about 1900 they changed it back to

O'Keefe.  One of my O'Keefe's was also Charles.  He is in the 1870 Fed. census

of Black Hawk Co.  The family disappears after that as Charles dies and I

don't know what happened to his wife and children.



g.g.g. grandmother was Rhoda Shaffer, b. 1797,

from PA. She is buried in Pioneer cemetery in Scott Co. IA.  She married James Posten, b. 1790, (he is buried in Guss cemetery, Gravity IA).  They had David, Charles,  Elizabeth, John, Andrew, Joseph (my ancestor) David and Chas. m. Payne girls; Eliz. m. Francis Parker.  Joseph m. Ellen Payne. 



My great-grandmother, Ethel Zoe Barnes Goodrich was born in Cherokee, IA in

1894 and lived there until sometime in the 20s when she moved to Everett, WA.

 When she died, my Grandfather inherited her diaries and, recently, gave them

to me. 


I have since begun transcribing them, and I've finished the first of what I

think will be four separate short diaries. 

The first one was written in Cherokee when she was a teenager during the

years 1912-1913.  It mentions many events in town and many many family names.




Archer, Nettie            Anderson, Alice (Alice A.?)               Anderson, Dull

Anderson, Nellie        Archer, Jim (James)                          Baumgardner, Harry

Beck, Riley                Campbell, Mrs. John             Carlson, Anna

Cobb, Max                 Corrington, Tom                                 Dailey's

Darling, Florence (Flo)          Davenport, Arthur                 Day, West

Elfrink, Wilmer          Erickson, Bessie                                Ewaldt, Arthur

Gates, Bob                 Gates, Phoebe                                    Geddes, Ruth

Geiger, Rudolph         Gibbons, Dillion                                 Goodrich, Harley

Green, Staurt             Haulbrauer, Fred                               Haum, Alta

Hill, Roy                     Hines, Ray                                         Hodging, Bros.

Holmes, Clarence      Howe, Loren                                       Jacobs, Randall

Johnson, Evyline        Knife, Opal                                         Lane, Tig

McCulla, Lawrence   McManus, Ed                                    Nelson, Mrs.K.

Nordstrom, Edna        Orr, Ruth (Mrs. Ben Phipps)            Patrick, Lydia

Patterson, Henry        Pelton, Mrs. T.                                   Pelton, Zerma

Percin, Hazel              Perrin, Hazel                                      Perrin, Harry

Peterson, Ed               Peterson, Hilda                                  Peterson, Lillian (Lilly)

Petrashek, Miss         Phipps, Ben                            Phipps, Mrs.Ben(RuthOrr)

Phipps, John               Potter, Etta                                         Richards, Edna

Richards, Nellie         Schlomer, Loe                                    Scott, Chester

Seigel, Esther             Sherman, Ferne                                  Shook, Sam

Sleezer, Rex               Smith, Inez                                          Sones, Cora

Sones, Walter             Sones, Willie                          Stewart, Eva (Mrs. West Day)

Thomspson, Roy        Wagner, Elsie                                     Warren, Glen

Warren, Mary            Watchler, Earl                                    Watchler, Ray

Weisdorfer, Ruth          Williams, June                          


From: "Michael B Badgerow"

 Floyd John / John Floyd Badgerow Leon, IA. ( according to the Obit. of his first brother to meet the good Lord in Apr 1950 )

Grandpa's memory isn't the best these days but recalls Floyd married an Elizabeth and they had two daughters. He said Floyd died in Leon, but that was a big guess.

Floyd was born about 1883 in Illinios, possibly Bureau Co.

death had to accure between Apr. 1950 - Jun 1956 ( Obits of two of his brothers ). I have requested burial lookups in and around Leon but came up empty. Floyd also resided in Desmoines and possibly prior or after this for a short time in Earham, IA. Floyd seems to vanish after 1900 census in Harrison Co., IA. ( Under the household of his father: Robert W. Badgerow ) only to surface again to marry Elizabeth in ?1935 in Desmoines? ( Other researcher's finding ).


Loren Laverne "Lewis" Hewitt born abt 1887 in IA.  he married Lulu Viola Carman / Karman / Carmen in Monona Co.?, not sure where he died but Lulu did in Rodney on Jul 1985. I think grandma said they were buried in Rodney with some of the Hall family.  The cemetery is on back roads and you have to go up a hill and it is on top.

There children were from 1920 census

Erma Hewitt b: 1910 , who married Elmer Hall and divorced him ( g g g grandparent ) who remarried a Stuedzin ( Sp?)

Wanda R. b: 1917, who married a Ford and lived in Mapleton or Rodney area most there life.

Claire L. (m) b: 1918

?Betha I. b: 1919 most likely in Mapleton area , Note that I could not make out the first letter of her name on census.


From: "Pat M."

I am once again putting in a query on the MCCORD Family. This time I am

hoping to find someone who knows something about a Henrietta McCord,

born about 1844 in PA and last found in Johnson Co., IA census. Her

parents are Samuel McCord born about 1820 in PA and mother Eleanore (no

known last name) We have absolutely no information on Henrietta at all,

no marriage, no death, nothing. She had the following Siblings: Drusilla

born 1842, PA, Almira born IA and died young, buried in IA City.,

Newport Twp. and her sister Alice born IA and buried same place. They

died days apart from "sore throat".


From: "Pat M."

I am looking for any information that could help us find another part of

our McCord family.

Drusilla McCord born December 6, 1842, in PA, Died May 5, 1903 in

Crocker, Polk Co., IA. Daughter of Samuel McCord, born PA and wife

Eleanore (last name unknown) Drusilla married Oliver OKeen August 7,

1859 in Johnson Cty., IA. They had the following children: Cassius,

Findlay, Burtis, Charlie. The  family is buried in Polk City area of

Polk Cty., IA., but for Findlay H. OKeen who died in Lake Mills,

Winnebago Co., IA.


From: "willie crane"

Looking for decendants of Jacob Garber b. 30 july 1864 mount joy , Lancaster, pa. d. 19 may 1926 in council bluff, Ia., m. Elizabeth Diannah Babb b. 12 apri., 1873 in Red oak Montgomomery, Ia.

Ettie Bell b. 4 Sept 1888 Sidney, Fremot, Ia

William Henry b. 14 jun, 1890, Greenwood, Caas Neb, m. Josephine Ellen Davis

Joseph Franklin b. 15 may 1892, oregon, Holt Mo,

Edward Charles b. 18 jun 1894, Filmore, Andrew Mo.

Harvey Osker b. 20 dec. 1895, Filmore, Andrew, Mo

Albert Fronsico, b. 16 jul 1898, Oregon, Holt, Mo

Fredrick Sample b. 29 jand 1901, Coburg, Montgomery, Ia

Authur Walter b. 22 aug 1902, Red Oak, Montgomery, Ia

Vern Ernest b. 15 Nov 1909, Burlington Junction, Nodaway, Mo. m. Lola Mae Davis


From: "William Ruppersberger"

Michael Coffey my great grandfather. He was born in Collingstown,West Meath Ireland and died in 1903 in Davenport, Iowa. His wife Ann Lanagan(sp?) was from County Clair. They had 11 children one of which was Lucy my grandmother.



Elizabeth Entsmenger born around 1840 possibly in Rockbridge County West Virginia.  She married a man named Tucker and they had on son, Perry Tucker born about 1860.

Elizabeth married a widower, William Gothna Purcell probably in Harrison

County, Iowa where William was born and his family resided.  Later the couple

moved to Missouri where most of their seven children were born.


From: "Sue Torbert"


I know some of my Lafler relatives went from Iowa to Ohio in the 1800's,

but that is about it.

Some stayed in Iowa, because in about the 1930's, my grandfather, Edward

Lafler, visited relatives in Iowa, but I don't know names or places.

I know these names from the 1800's:Edward Lafler m. Louisa Payne

John Lafler m. Jennie Neds              Izzy Lafler m. Nellie Case

Jane Lafler m. William Kaaron and George Preston

Mary Anne Lafler m. James W. Wilcox       Lovina Lafler m. Silas Richards

Franklin Lafler           Charles William Lafler          Jessie Lafler m. John Fisher

Ida Laura Lafler m. Charles Snouffer          Major J. Lafler m. Emma Martha Armstrong



gr grandfather George Sanderson. 

Parents name: Lewis Ephraim Sanderson and Loretta Vosler

Born:  Pennsylvania, Crawford county Died:  1/4/1942, Ellston, Ringgold County, Iowa

First Wife:  Frona Wade          Second Wife:  Zora Durfee M. after Feb 1940?


From: "Robert Wescoatt"

Joseph Wescoatt family arrived in Lucas County and Van Buren Counties,

 Iowa, in the mid 1830's and consisted on Joseph and  Sarah Wescoatt and children Riley, Jonas, Lacy Jane,  Mary Jane, Nelson, Joseph and Louisa Ann.  Joseph

becamse a Judge before his death in 1840.  It is reported Jonas became a Judge in the late 1840's.

I  have info on Riley (who served with the 1st Iowa Calvary from 1860-1863)Jonas, and Nelson. 


From: "Rick & Betsy Lloyd"

Boltz.  I have no record of anyone in SD but that means nothing in this search.  I know they came from Ohio to Iowa and that is about it.  Have queries out to verify dates on 1860 & 1865 census in Iowa County.



John M. Keefe family of Elma, IA in Howard County or the Charles Keefe family of the same location


From: "k Hribal"

Dukes family.

Ray Dukes and children: Rodney, Curtis, Dennis, Jeannie and Terri.


From: "John and Linda Wood"

gggrandfather.   Charles Epperson Moberly b.Oct. 29, 1839, Illinois.  He married Nancy Wood Sept. 10 1859.  They both are buried in Lester, Lyon, Iowa along with one child (infant or grown?) in the Hillside Cemetery.  The person that takes care of the

cemetery records has only two names written in his records Charles and Nancy.  There are no birth dates or death dates and he has not a clue what child is buried next to them.  I have contacted the mortuary in Rock Rapids and they have no records of burial - book written about the mother of Charles E. Moberly and in this book it states that Charles died Feb. 15, 1906. death date of Nancy and who the child was.


From: "JoEllen Escher"

great-grandparents, Jeremiah (Jerry) and Bridget (Delaney) Coakley.  They resided in Parnell, Iowa County in the late 1800's.  Both died young, leaving 2 young sons, Timothy (my GDF) and John.  Am looking for any aunts, uncles, cousins who might have information as to why the boys were sent to an orphanage.  Realize they had several aunts and uncles; my mother never knew of any relatives on that side of the family. 


From: "Bryan King"

John Leigh & Pauline Mary Leigh. Polly died in 1945, and is buried in Irvington,

Iowa, which is near Algona. I'm guessing the family farmed in the area

from the 1870's to about 1940. This couple had a son named Simeon, and a

daughter called Annie.



Lucinda Willoughby daughter of Hopson and Malinda Williams Willoughby m James Stokes 4/26/1871 in Wayne co Iowa.  They moved to Harrison county Iowa around the Mondale area.  James Britt Stokes, b 1872 was born in Wayne county.


From: "s f"

LeMars?  Esther McCloud married Richard Faull.  Nettie R. Faull married Newton Jeffers, who is the son of Isaac Newton Jeffers and Catherine Fuller Jeffers.

These are my gg and ggg grandparents.  Nettie and Newton had Lenore(my grandmother),Luella, Sylvester and Seber.


From: "Patricia Robinson"

O'Connor family who lived in Monroe County, Iowa, from about 1870. 

John O'Connor was born May 24, 1822, in County Derry, Ireland.  He died June 23, 1911, in Georgetown, Iowa.  He married Catherine Sullivan who was born about 1828 in Ontario, Canada, and died March 29, 1907, in Georgetown, Iowa. 

John and Catherine Sullivan had five children (I think):  Martha was born in 1849, Mary was born about 1851, Dennis was born about 1854, Lucille was born 1868, and Margaret was born about 1872. 


From: "Larrys"

David Farnsworth b. 1791  and his son Archibald would be 33 in the 1860 census.

David died around 1871


From: "Gregory Bowne"

 BOWNE family in IOWA


From: "Glekay"

William A. Coffin b 1830 NY he lived and entered the Civil War in Ottumwa Iowa, looking for him after the war.  Maybe 1870 Census in another part of Iowa????



Alvia Jordan and his spouse Helena Gertrude Larson.  I only have his parents names; George Jordan and Sarah Picture.  And I have her parents and grandparents information.  Alvia was born on 2/6/1898 in Iowa


From: "Donna DeVoe"

Loren B. DeVoe.  Loren died 3-4-1916 at Waterloo. I lost track of wife Ariel at this time.


From: "Donald Massey"

post 1870 information about this family:

Thomas ROWLEY (b1837 Hoddesden Herts) marr Jesslyn NORRIS (born 1837 Much

Hadham Herts) at Bletchley BKM 1857 Alfred b1858 Hemel Hempstead Herts Jesslyn A born Wareham NFK 1859* Thomas born 1864 Hemel Hempstead*  Mary Ann baptised 1865 Hemel Hempstead Albert born 1866 Hemel Hempstead*

Thomas snr is recorded in Trade directories in Hemel Hempstead up to 1870,

but in the 1871 Census I have found only those children marked* boarded with

other families.  They were not in the Workhouse, so I assume someone was

paying for them.

Alfred is know to have settled in Des Moines and married Mary Ann Hemley

(also from England), and Albert was strill in England in 1881, but what has

happened to the remainder of the family?

I also have much pre 1857 detail for both NORRIS and ROWLEY


From: "dharma boo"

Researching the HAND and SCHORR families.


From: "Dennis Wood"

Seeking information on any of the following people:

Albert Vanvlarah who married Catharine Schoonover 14 October 1877.  They had children:  Elmor Elsworth, b: 28 Nov. 1878, Pary Wesley, b: 28 June 1883, and Charles Fenton/Felton, b: 20 Mar. 1887. 

Elmor and wife Elgie adopted Marie Wolvers in Feb. 1930 and her name was changed at that time to Marie Van Vlair.  Elmor and Elgie were apparently foster parents of an Isreal Kirk (Fuller?), son of Ava/Anna and A. L. Fuller, b: 11 March 1913.  The above information is from a page out of a bible (Sorry, I don't have the bible just the page). 

Catherine and children are listed in 1900 and 1910 US Census's in Summit Township and Red Rock Townships respectively but Albert is not listed in either.  According to the Census, Albert and Catherine were born in Ohio and the children were born in Iowa. 


From: "Charles Ostheimer"

MONS CHRISTIANSON b.1856. He is listed in the Livermore Township, Humboldt

County 1900 census. Also listed: wife "Lene" (sp), son Charles b. 4/1894, daughter Marie b. 4/30/1896 (my Grandmother) and twins Leo and Emily b. 5/1899.


From: "Carol Flanagan"

 FLANAGAN    Susan            Margaret          Daniel Jr.           Charity.

Came to Black Hawk Cty.Iowa in the late 1800's.

Susan was a widow her husband Daniel died in Ritchie CtyWV


 From: "Bill and Doris Kukuk" <>

Red Oak, Busy Hill.

thought that Red Oak would be the town in Montgomery County,  no results.

My g-g-grandmother would have been living there and visiting two of her sons that

were in the Anamosa state hospital at Independence.  Does the distance in miles and

the facilities in this Red Oak community be conducive to traveling to visit at

Anamosa in 1899?  Have I heard of a hotel in this vicinity that might have been a good place to live?(Griffith ?)Her name Mary Ellen Brown (2nd husband).  Her first husband was Jacob Washburn and the children she visited would have the Washburn name.

In 1899, she still had the Brown name, but she may have remarried a third time.

I have researched in Black Hawk county and thought that I might have located Mary

Ellen, and her husband Henry W. Brown buried in a cemetery at Dunkerton.  The name

Johnson was also listed like maybe this would be Mary Ellen's third husband.



Day family in Des Moines, Iowa.

Carrie Mae Day b-1911 - d -1999 Calif  Fathers name was  Ernest Day

Mothers name unknown Siblings: Esther, Zella, Orville, Irma, that I know of.

Would love to have Ernest Day's, wife, and his fathers names.


From: "mjbark"

gggrandfather Edward T. Davis, born in England. ggrandfather James was born 24 Dec 1859 in Davenport, IA. I found an Edward Davis in the 1860 census living in Cleona, Scott County. James 1 year old was living with him. Don't know for sure if this is my gggrandfather. I found a hamlet in England called Rushton James. My ggrandfathers name was James Rushton Davis. I'm wondering if Edward named his son after the town where he was from.


From:  Richard Haycook

HAYCOCK/HAYCOOK; Des Moines, Ringgold, Polk, Muscatine and surrounding counties; any time frame.


From: K.K.B

BADGEROW , Robert W. & CHASE, Alice A. from Canada to Woodbury Co., IA. 1880's - now.

HIGGINBOTHAM, Arthur,  son of James M. Higginbotham of Harding Co., IA. to Plymouth Co., IA. 1870s - now

SMITH, James of Buckinghamshire, ENG. to Buffalo NY to Plymouth Co., IA. 1880s - 1900s

SMITH, Lucy of Raunds, ENG., daug. of William and Mary Ann ( Webb ), to Buffalo, NY to Plymouth Co., IA. 1880s - 1900s

HALL ,1880s - today, Monona Co., IA.

TAYLOR, Fred of Addingham, ENG. to Canada to IA. 1900's.

other Woodbury or Plymouth Co. Surnames include: Bruce, Lehner, Morgan & Eppling

other Surnames and counties include: McQuistan - Sac Co., IA > Knox Co., NE.; Carlson - Cherokee Co, < New Hampshire; Weaver - Cherokee Co, IA. > Gennesse Co., MI.

and all other surnames that connect to above.



Reilly, Carnicle, Palmer, Robinett


From: "Sandy"

Jeffers, Faull, McCloud, Holeman, Fuller, Atteberry, Irmler


From: Vivian Kruse Powers

I am researching The following surnames, Freerks, Sleeper, Albers, Peters, Kuper, Stumpf, Grefe.

Most lived in Kossuth County IA and most came from Ostfriesland to Iowa and a few stopped in southern IL.


From: Sandy White Heinrich

Lucinda Willoughby daughter of Hopson and Malinda Williams Willoughby m James Stokes 4/26/1871 in Wayne co Iowa.  They moved to Harrison county Iowa around the Mondale area.  James Britt Stokes, b 1872 was born in Wayne County.


From:  Debbie Tyner

Looking for any information on the Alexander Sharp Family.


From: "Stephanie Brewer"

Weiss               Nanke              Schmidt            Koehn              Schultz Dahling

Baethke            Neuhaus           Kuesel  Mumm Dhondt Tanke



Henry Moses Whittier ~ B- December 18, 1832 or 1834 he was B- in Dover NH

He married - Hester Ann Davenport on Sept. 2 (not sure where) Hester was B- May 5, 1843  (not sure where)

They Had 8 children--

(1) Sarah Elizabeth Whittier ~ B 1867 in Decatur County, Iowa. Married Jan.

30, 1890 to Ruben Beck

(2)  Edward Whittier ~ B March 30, 1868, in Decatur County Iowa, Married Jan.

3, 1888 to Elizabeth Ammon  (not sure where)

Death was Nov. 10, 1934 in Muscotah, Ks

(3) Charles C. Whittier ~ born abt 1870 in Decatur County, Iowa. D June 02,

1874 buried Merritt Cemetery, Ringgold County Iowa

(4) Martha Ann Whittier ~ B- February 24, 1873 - M- Harlan Scott on June 12,


(5) Joseph Whittier ~ B - September 03, 1876 in Tuskeego, Iowa. M- March 05,

1902 to Ada Ella Wellington.

(6) Henry Moses Whittier, Jr. ~ B June 15, 1878 in Tuskeego, Iowa. D- April

16, 1954 in Leon, Iowa. Buried - Merritt Cemetery, Ringgold County Iowa.

(7) Mary Whittier ~ B- April 06, 1881 was in 1900 census

(8) Vina Isabell Whittier ~ B- April 14, 1911 in Iowa. M- Joseoh Earl Corll

on February 10, 1909. in Leon, Iowa. D - August 1974 in Bellvue, Douglas

County, Nebraska, buried in Kellerton Iowa

Vina was my GGrandmother they had a daughter Esther Elizabeth Corll ~ B-

April 14, 1911 (not sure where) D - May 14, 1991 in Odessa, Missouri. she

married Hobart Basil Thomas on March 12, 1931, they had 3 daughters on was

Barbara Ann Thomas ~ B- October 08, 1933 in Lamoni, Iowa, then there was

twins.. Donna Jean Thomas and Diana Dean Thomas ~ Sept. 3, 1938 in Gentry,

Missouri. Donna Jean is my Mom



family of Ronan? Patrick & Kate (McMorrow) Ronan were married in 1857 in Ohio but moved to Allamakee (Waukon) by 1870. In 1880 they were in Afton Twp., Howard County, Iowa:

Patrick Ronan 53          Kate Ronan 45             James Ronan 18           Patrick Ronan 16

John Ronan 14 Katie Ronan 11            Mary 9                         Anna 7

Lizzie 4             Maggie 2                      Patrick McGourty 26 son-in-law

Alice McGourty 20, daughter.

Mary later married Michael Droney and lived in Des Moines. Maggie married

Jesse Morrison and lived in Denver.  My connection is through Alice who m.

Patrick McGourty.


From: "s f"

Nettie born in LeMars, IA and left Iowa around 1911, for OR.  Newton Born in NY, died in Plymouth Co. IA.

Richard Faull who married Esther McCloud in WI 1870, parents of my Nettie.  They resided in LeMars, IA and Richard is burried at Plymouth Cemetery after his death in 1890

Nettie Rozell Turner died November 24, 1958.  Funeral services Dallas, Oregon on Nov. 28th.  Rev, John E. Ritternmeyer of the Evangelical United Brethren Church officiated. Buried in Lewisville Cemetery.  Seber passed in 1944 and her husband Mr. Turner on January 1958.

Newton I. Jeffers died in his home on Franklin Street on a Tuesday morning at 6 after 2 weeks illness of appendicitis.  Mr Jeffers solicited subscriptions to the Sentinel newspaper in the county.  Funeral services at First Methodist Church at 1:30.  Buried in Crathorne cemetery near the hold homestead of the Jeffers.  He was born at Cedar Rapids on July 14, 1867. His parents came to Plymouth county in 1872 and homesteaded land in Johnson township.  He spent his boyhood on the farm and attended grade school. Married on March 7,1892 to Nettie Faul.  Had a brother Will of Seney and Frank and Orson of Rable. (It is my guess this is Iowa) Has a sister Mrs. Royal Bayer of Calfas S. Dakota.  He was a painter and paperhanger.  He was a very religious man and was affiliated with two Methodist Churches.



Sarah Malinda (BINGHAM) SANDS, who filed for her husbands Civil War pension, somewhere in Iowa!!!!!!   Sarah BINGHAM and William Green SANDS married in Bond Co., Illinois in 1868.   Unfortunately, the year is totally obstructed for the filing date of the pension file, so I do not know what year Sarah was in Iowa when she filed.

Also haven't a clue as to where in Iowa she was, or why..... Only that she filed as a widow.   Am trying to determine if this Sarah is a sister of Lola, Edward, and

Lucinda, who were children of Robert Jackson BINGAMAN/BINGHAM and the former

Minerva KING of Bond Co., IL.


From: "Merrily"

BROWNLEE  Ida, Woodbury, Plymouth Counties

COX   Page County                                         HEIDY  Benton County - 1860s

JUZEK  Woodbury, Plymouth Co.                  KUDRLE  Woodbury, Plymouth, Linn Co. - and throughout northwest Iowa NEWTON  Benton Co. - probably 1860s

PORADEK  Woodbury, Plymouth Co.           SHUM Lee, Page, Taylor, Montgomery Co.

STEUART (Stewart) Page Co.                       THOMAS  Page and Henry Co.

TUNNICLIFF  Page Co.                                Van SWERINGEN Page Co.


From: "Maxine Wilton"

Wesson H(?) Baldwin b 1817 in NY.   Fa b Vt/  Mo. b CT.

1818 Census of  Otter TWP, Cowley Co Ks

Wesson Baldwin age 63 b N Y Fa Vt/ Mo CT.  Eliza  age 57 b Can. fa Ny  Mo NY Wife)                                                                Paden , son age 16 n Ind.  Fa NY/ Mo/ Can.

Daniel Barnes ( Farm Laborer) age 35 b Pa  Fa  ?  Mo  ?

 (This is a dau to Wesson above). Loretta Hill

Etta  Hill  age 32 b Ia,   Fa  Can Mo Can  (note Fa was b N Y).

Fa     Eng    Mo   IA

James  age 14    b Ia        Ransom  age 9   B  Ia       Samuel   age  6 b KS    

Perry     age    6  B KS     Franklin  age 2  B   KS   

Wesson's parnets may have been a T I  b Vt,  and R. b in Ct. Baldwin probably abt 1790 to 1800???  Wesson  was  in NY first, unk county?  then Iowa, ( Franklin Co.,  or Gladbook, Ia,  in 1840's to ?? maybe after 1870 ( on 1870   Iowa census) May have been in Indiana as Paden b there. 1863. Then in  Cowley  Ks, before 1880 and

in  Chataugua Co Ks  and  after??  when went to  Clark, ( Lewis  CO , Wash State


From: "Margaret Johnson"

researching  my Quaintance and Fleener families from Iowa.

Does anyone have the 1870 Census for Iowa?  The counties would be Poweshiek, possible Sugar Creek Twp.  and Mahaska CO, New Sharon area.


From: "Louise Hopkins"

looking for my Great Greandmother's siblings and their families. Great Grandma was Phoebe Jane Wedeman dau of Thomas and Jane Anderson Wedeman. She married John Clark in Clayton Co. Ia. Helen O. Wedeman m- William J. Arnold, 13 June 1852 Mary E. Wedeman married James Alloway 13 July 1854 Cass twp. Clayton Co. She was his third Wife. Juliett Wedeman m-Gilman Stevens 3 Oct. 1866 -Elkader, Clayton Co. A Stevens descendent has been very kind and has shared his info on that

family. I just am having trouble finding them in Ia. The others are being hard to find.


From: "Louie Gilman"

 great-grandfather, John Christoffer . March 1850

He was married twice in Ida Co  1st Marriage June 1882 to Maria Rieckmann in Ida Grove

    Children: Anna, John Herman, Eliza (stillborn) and Emma

2nd Marriage March 1890 in Holstein, Ida Co to Caroline Grell (b. July 1872)

    Children born in Iowa: Herman, Hans, Bertha, Mata, Friedrich and Louis

    Children born in N Dak: Freda (my grandmother) and Henry

Caroline Grell's parents - Carl Grell and Margretha Kropp.  

I have information going forward from 1882 to the present but I am having difficulty finding John prior to the 1882 information.  The1900 census shows he immigrated in 1864 from Germany.  Some records would indicate he came from Bremen.  I think he may have arrived in Pennsylvania.

I have found a John Christopher in the 1880 Ida Co Census working for a Jacob Noll.  John was from Germany and although the age does not match, he is a possible.  I have records for the family that show the name spelled both ways.  I have not found him yet in the 1870 census.  Nor have I found anything to confirm his arrival in this country and where he was from in Germany.


From: "Libbie Freeze"

Grandparents James Theodore Smith Born Sidney Ia    Birth date unknown

Died Colorado 1934

Sarah Elizabeth Birkby Born 3, Mar. 1864 Knox, Ia died 1930 Aurora Co

relations in Ia by the name of Reeves



Charlie Barnes on the Osceola county Census. He married Swatje (maggie) Gerken in 1892 in Sibley Ia. His parents are Charley and Augusta Barnes. He was born April 16 1867 in Germany. He came to the state in 1881 with a half sister Johanna Shaffer? or schultz. He was 14, she was 11. Rumor has it that his parents were killed. I have heard they were in Prussia, Alcase/lorraine. Not sure how his parents died, but was told that Charles was sent to US with a name change. Have had one aunt tell me she heard it once was Bornet (or something similar) and another said Barnzkowski or something similar.


From: "Kim Smalley"

 John Hocking.  He was born in England about 1845. He was a miner in Iowa.  Where I do not know, possibly the central part of the state.  He married a lady by the name of Ann, last name unknown. His first daughter Ina May was born in Wisconsin in 1868. 

William J., Edward I., and Abbie Hocking were all born in Iowa.  Dates would be somewhere between 1872 and 1879



CLARK family in the 1880 Census for Jackson Township, Henry County, Iowa

Michael CLARK Self M M W 48 IRE                       Ann CLARK Wife F M W 33 IRE

James CLARK Son M S W 7 IA                               John CLARK Son M S W 6 IA

Ellen CLARK Dau F S W 4 IA                                  Perl CLARK Son M S W 2 IA

Mary CLARK Dau F S W 5M IA

I have been looking for an Ann MCMULLEN who married a CLARK and is said to

have lived in Green Island IA or NE. This may possibly be a Rosann or Rose

Ann MCMULLEN.  RosaAnn) got younger as the census years went on. She was last listed living with her brother in Cascade, IA in 1870. Would like more information on the Ann CLARK listed above but I don't know where to look. Search the IA marriage records but nothing comes up.  Family letters refer to a sister Ann (McMullen) Clark. Per 1860 Federal census p. 95/6 Rosa McMullen 23 born in Ireland (making her born in 1837)

living with father Michael 60, brothers John 28, Henry 30, Edward 26. She was recorded as Rosa in the 1870 Federal census Dubuque Co. IA pg. 17 living with brother Henry and being 26 years old making her born in 1844. Per this 1880 census she would have been born in 1847 if it is her. Her mother died in 1844, but she kept getting younger.


From: "Jerry Longstrom"

My great great grandparents  Charles FredericksBertha (Krueger) Fredericks

I have found some info on them and have info from 1920 when they moved to

Minnesota. I would like some info on brothers and sisters of these two people.

There were a number of Fredericks and Kruegers in the Estherville area at

one time.


From: "Gerrish"

Bridget and Peter Boudewyns (my great-great grandparents). I have them on a 1885 census index Polk Co., IA, but it doesn't tell the birth month, year. I'm hoping someone has access to a census that would have this info or the actual image of the 1885 census or any census with them listed. Peter Boudewyns was born abt.1837 and Bridget Brennan (?) Boudewyns was born abt. 1843/44. I am trying to find the months in hopes that I can find the correct Bridget Brennan from IRE. I've seen several, but can't pinpoint for sure which one without knowing her birth month and year.

Peter and his brothers Tom and George owned a blacksmith shop on Grand Ave. in Des Moines. Peter was born in Holland and Bridget in Ireland.

Bluford and Sarah (Casteel) Osburn. Married in Madison Co., IA on February 16, 1868. Sarah was born abt. 1853 and Bluford abt. 1850. I have found them both on a census for Madison Co. with only a mother listed - Sarah's mother as Lydia and Bluford mother as Rebecca. I beleive prior to that time Rebecca and Bluford were in Missouri.

Also found a OSBURN, B.,  November 03, 1909  listed in Woodland Cemetery (Polk Co) IA  and a Sarah A. also buried there (November 6, 1885) don't know if that is them or not, Sarah Osburn is spelled with a "o" not a "u", but could just be from the transcriber trying to read an old tombstone. Not even sure if it is Osborn or Osburn anyway.  I know they had a daughter, Edna Mrytle who married Francis J. Boudewyns (my great grandparents) of Polk Co., he owned a blacksmith shop on Grand Ave. I believe with his brothers.


From: "Elaine"

Phoebe Ann Mansfield KENNISON. She was born about 1843 in Brasher, St. Lawrence Co. NY and married Matthew KENNISON on 19 February 1862 in Prairie du Chien, WI.  At that time Matthew was a farmer in Clayton Co. IA according to a copy of the marriage record. This is the last record we have of Phoebe.   On 13 July 1864 Matthew was married to Phoebe's younger sister, Charlotte somewhere in Illinois.  They

lived a long life in Cerro Gordo Co. IA.


From: "Donald Massey"

Rowley family who appear in the 1900 Census in Des Moines.

According to that Census, the husband entered USA in 1886, but was not in

the UK in 1881.  Is it likely that he migrated via Canada, probably staying there for a year

or two?  Was this common?  Also, how can I trace a marriage in Iowa (county uncertain but could be Polk) in 1888 or 1889?


From: "Deborah Jaquiss"

grandmother's, Rebecca Ella Jaquiss nee Shepherd's parents'; siblings; aunts & uncles; descendants; dates and places of birth, christening, parishes, marriage, death, burial, and anything else about Rebecca's ancestry.  Her father was a preacher/minister of the Christan Church.  The following are the facts I have. 

 Rebecca Ella Shepherd's birthplace: Henry Co., Iowa birthdate: 3-25-1872 

father: James A. Shepherd mother: Lydia Ann Reed died 1960 in Washington, District of Columbia

married: abt 1892 Henry Stewart Jaquiss of Appanoose Co, Iowa birthplace: Cincinnati, Appanoose Co, Iowa birthdate: 1870 died 1947 in Cincinnati, Appanoose Co, Iowa residence: Cincinnati, Appanoose Co., Iowa

Preacher James A. Shepherd and his wife, Lydia Ann Reed.Whose children included but were not necessarily limited to:

1. Rebecca Jaquiss nee Shepherd b 16 July 1891 Augusta, Lee Co, IA buried 7 Jan 1961 Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Cincinnati, Appanoose Co, IA with H. S. Jaquiss

2. Charles Shepherd; and

3. Mrs. Letta Sloan nee Shepherd.

I understand that Rebecca could have been from Henry or Lee Co.  Also, I have heard that preachers many times changed locations often. Charles Shepherd and Mrs. Letta Shepherd Sloan were in Des Moines after they were grown.  Is Des Moines in Polk Co, IA?


From: "Deanna Smith"

Henry S. ALEXANDER bca 1825 NY State, m. Julia HUBBARD, dau. of Harvey and Katherine CUNNINGHAM Hubbard, 31 Mar. 1847 Henderson, Jefferson Co., NY. Julia b. ca 1830 probably in Henderson.

Henry and Julia left NY State by about 1862 when they have a dau. Effie D. in Wisc. By 1880 the family is is Gilman, Marshall Co., Iowa. Oct. 1888 Julia, resident of Gilman, attended her sister Dimis Barton's Funeral in Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY.


From: "Constance Westcott"

descendants of the children of Adam YOCKSTICK and wife Johanna nee FENSKE. They were my Great-Great Grandparents. Adam YOCKSTICK was born somewhere in Germany in 1830 and Johanna FENSKE was also born somewhere in Germany in 1836. 

children were:

1. Mary YOCKSTICK b. 1855 in Albany,NY m. Joseph CONLISK in October of 1880, Cedar Falls, Black Hawk Co., Iowa?

2. Lewis YOCKSTICK b. 1857 in Albany,NY

3. John YOCKSTICK b. ?

4. Pauline YOCKSTICK b. 1863 in Albany, NY

5. Emma YOCKSTICK b. 1865 in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk Co., Iowa m. James N. HOUGHTELING

6. Charles YOCKSTICK b. 1870 in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk Co., Iowa ?

7. Minnie M. YOCKSTICK b. 1871 in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk Co., Iowa m. Johann SEUFFERLEIN

8. Edward YOCKSTICK b. 1875 in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk Co., Iowa m. Sarah Caroline TANNER (These were my Great-Grandparents)

Edward died in 1955 ( I was but only 2 years old) and Sarah died in 1993

at the age of 106 years young!


From: "Clyde Downing"


was at Coggon,Linn County in ca. 1922 at his mother's death. His sibs

conveyed their interest in her land to him,but I have not been able to

determine what happened to him after that. His wife was BERTHA ( HOOVER).


From: "Barb"

 Harriet listed as my Great Great Grandmother who was born NY 1826, married Sylvanus Bryant 1846 Michigan, two children there, then to Illinois and had a son there, then to Iowa by 1860 where my Great Grandmother was born. 

1840 census info on a Pardon T. Fisher in Rives, Jackson Co. MI:

Males 5-10 = 1  (Jerome)

10-15 = 1  (William?)

15-20 = 1  (George L.?)

40-50 = 1   (Pardon)


Under 5 = 2 (Sarah and Elizabeth)

10-15 = 1  (Harriett????)

30-40 = 1  (Lovina)

This looks like a match!!!!!!  But, is it Harriet's family?  In 1850

this Pardon Fisher had the following children:

Jerome 18 b. NY

Sarah 15 b. OH

Elizabeth 11 b. MI

Pardon Jr. 6  b. MI



 Russell DUNCAN and Herman SHELTON


From: "Gerrish"

Luther Raymond BURKHEAD and Mildred Lucille HAYNES Burkhead married 4 Oct 1917.  Mildred was born in 1898 and Luther 1894.

The only 2 children I know of are Carl and Jack born 6-14-1942 .


From: "Vern Taylor"

parents of Ruth Florence Brooking b. 19 sep 1900 in Mason City, Cerro Gordo co. Iowa, married Goldie Thomas Findling abt 1920 and died 4 Mar 1982 in Mason City.


From: "The Stanleys"

great grandfather, John C. Witte.  He was born about 1881 in Iowa.  He was married in Templeton, Iowa to Frances Bengford in 1902 and his 3 children were born in Templeton.  He was in Iowa City by 1927 when my grandmother was married.


From: "Stephanie Osmachenko"

Alzina WILSON was born Oct. 02,1838 in Ontario Co. N.Y. She married Charles CONNER on April 21, 1857 in Delaware Co. Iowa.  After this I can not find them anywhere. 

Who Gr Aunt married.  Mary (Mollie) E. Wilson born in 1855, married a gentleman with the surname Kingsley somewhere in Iowa in the 1870's.  By 1880 either they were div. or he died

My Gr Grandparents Anthony and Margaret FINN came to Dubuque Iowa in the late 1840's from Ireland.  They brought three daughters with them, Margaret, Mary and Catherine, then had Julia shortly after they arrived.  If there are more children I do not know of them yet.


From: "Shirley Fitchett"

(especially immigration) on Christolph NITZKE, b Jan 1835 Germany, immigrated to USA - New York - 1863

wife - Fredrika - b. August 1850 Germany, immigrated to USA - New York - 1873

children - son - Louie - b. Dec 1879 – USA,  son - Addy - b. May 1880 - USA

dau - Martha - b. Nov 1881 – USA,              son - Alfred - b. Dec 1884 - USA

son - Andrew - b. Oct 1886  - USA,                son - Benjamin - b. Dec 1888 - USA

dau - Lilly Louise - b. Sep 1891 – USA.

Buena Vista County, Iowa. 



Ardyce Gretchen COWELL, born either Oct or Nov 1919 in Iowa and died Nov 1977 in Fairfield, Calif.  She was married to LaDon Silvester Everhart, born Dec 1914 and died Feb 1990.  Both of them are buried in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Iowa.


From: "Norma Round"

the name/parents of a baby boy WHITEHEAD (possible first name of James) who would have been born in late 1912 (possibly 12/15) in New Sharon.

father-in-law's parents' names.  My FIL was born 12/15/1912 in New Sharon, Mahaska Co. IA and is now deceased.  His last name was WHITEHEAD(first name might possibly have been James); he was placed in the Iowa Soldier's Home in Davenport, IA (date unknown/possibly along with an older sibling?) and was adopted around 1916. 


From: "Margo Rouette"

Knapp family that would have been in Iowa by 1870-1871.  The family would have migrated from Winnebago Cty, IL as they were there for the 1860 census.  I can't find them on an 1870 census.  I don't believe they were part of the Knapp families from Black Hawk or Linn Counties, but don't know that for a fact.

Children of John and Mary are the following:

Susan/Harriette - b. 1834/1835 - could they be the same person? - NY - married John Clarke & Rob. M. Smith in IL -John Davis - b. 1837-1839 – NY Charles L - b. 1840-1841 - NY - married Adaline Swift in IL - James - b. 1842 – NY Malissa - b. 1843 - NY - married Alonzo Billick, David Swift & Willis Phillips in IL - Joseph - 1846 - NY

Henry - b. 1852 – NY Maryan - b. 1854 – NY  Clarrica - b. 1857 - IL

Francis - b. 1858 - IL

My gg-grandparents were Wills A Spooner and Clarissa (Clarrica) Knapp.   Willis and Clara were married in Humboldt Cty in 1871.  Willis was killed (so family lore says) in 1886.  Clara re-married to Willis's brother, William F Spooner in 1886.

Clara Knapp was b. 6 Fed 1857 in IL, the daughter of John KNAP and Mary Elizabeth TOWNER.  Both John and Mary were born in NY, according to what they say on the census records.  The Knap(p) family has been particularly difficult to trace, and especially with a given name of John.  Mary isn't much easier.  If there are any Knapp or Towner researchers out there who are missing a John or Mary


From: "Margaret Johnson"

ggrandmother first husband was a MCGAUSLYN.  Can anyone give me information on this family.   My ggrandmother was Sophronia Orella KNOX, born 1846 in Illinois.  I believe she had a couple sons by this marriage. I don't know where they were living, but lead to believe that he was a friend or family to Jesses James.  She later married Michael FLEENER  Dec 1867.


From: "Kellie Robinson"

Sluts/Slutts/Sluttz family of IA, near Keokuk, Wapello Co around 1870-1880.  Particularly interested in Noah Slutts and his two marriages, especially the second one.  


From: "Julia Conkey"

Izora M. (STONER) FARR, b. 15 July 1893 PA; d. 2 Feb 1990.  Daughter of Benjamin and Ella STONER.

Social Security indicates her card was issued in Iowa but the SSDI does not list her last city/county of residence or last benefit.



 Clarkin, Clarken, Griffin, Keanealy, Kanealy, Hughes, Jenks. With the exception of the Jenks family, all came originally from Ireland and most through New York and then on to Iowa. Some of the Clarkin, Griffin and Keanealy families were still in contact with my grandmother as late as 1960, but I don't have any of their names or addresses.

She was Marie Ursula Clarkin, born in Cresco, Iowa in 1896. Her father was Michael Joseph Clarkin married to Ida Mary Jenks. Ida and Michael also had two sons, Thomas and Earl. Ida died when the children were young. They eventually moved to California, lived in Los Angeles county for a period of time and then moved  to San Diego. Tom and Earl both married here in San Diego and raised children, their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren are still in this area for the most part. I have details of these families if anyone is interested.

Marie married Mark Leslie Beck and they had four children: James, Aleine,

Dorothy Kathleen and Elizabeth Janeane. I am Dorothy's eldest child, Julie.

Michael Clarkin's father, Thomas Clarkin came with his four brothers, John,

William, Francis and Henry from Armagh County, Ireland. His parents were Owen

Clarkin and Mary Hughes. Owen Clarkin was born in 1780 and died in 1840. Mary

Hughes was born in 1784 and died about 1838. Thomas came to New York with his

brothers about 1845. He stayed in New York about two years, then moved to

Iowa, eventually settling in Chickasaw County.

Thomas Clarkin was married to Maria Griffin, July 24, 1858 in Iowa. Maria

 was born in 1835 and was orphaned at an early age, so she went to live with

her aunt, Mary Gavin. Maria Griffin's father was Michael Griffin, born 1785,

died about 1840 and her mother was Mary Keanealy/Kanealy, born in 1785/90 and

died in 1838.

Maria Griffin migrated about 1845; with her three brothers landed in New

York, stayed there for about ten years, then came to Chickasaw County Iowa,

where she taught school.

Maria Griffin and Thomas Clarkin also had five daughters: Mary who married

George Hughes; Margaret; Elizabeth who married Frank Maroney; Julia who

married Frank Murphy; and Agnes who married Thomas Reed. According to my

grandmother's journal, all of these Clarkin girls taught school before they married.



Bertha Leona See Born 12/26/1894 at Zearing/Story/Iowa?(My Grandmother) interested in her siblings.


From: "Deborah Jaquiss"

Cobb family of which a Cobb (possibly J. Eugene) of Michigan who married abt 1869-1874 Mary Elizabeth Lymer of PA & IA 12/16 May 1849 - 11/Nov 1876? M. E. Cobb nee Lymer w/o J. E. Cobb was buried Maple Hill Cemetery, Amity, Page Co, IA, USA. They had one son before Mary Elizabeth died. John Albert Cobb abt Nov 1874 who married Adeline ?? abt Apr 1878 and their son, Lester E. abt 1897. the Maple Hill Cemetery

George William Lymer b 27 Dec 1854 Milbrook, Mercer, PA whose mother, Elizabeth Lymer nee Jaquiss came to Page Co, IA sometime after 1860 with most of her family. 


From: "Crysta and Justin Curtiss"

Farrell and Britton, and of course others back further. From my understanding the family was (and is) mostly in the Sioux City area.



John Rank.  My Mother,  Florence Adaline Rank.whose  birth date she says was

2/19/1907, however when we went to the court house in Mason City 20 years ago

the records recorded it as 2/13/1907.  Her birth mother was Rosetta A.

Robison, daughter of James Oliver Robison and Mary Bopes Snell.    She thinks

her birth father was Jonn Rank. No one seems to ever heard or know anything

about him.  She was adopted when young to Adam  and Jenny Simpson from

Duncombe, Iowa.  She had a  brother Earnest Elbert  b. 5/20/1900, who was

adopted by the Dean family. Lola, b. 3-28-1905, who lived with her mother.


From: "Bill Dickerson"

Riggs family I have some info and look forward to seeing more. My great aunt, Nettie Dickerson married Frank Boiles Riggs on 2/23/1893 in Letts, Iowa. Frank was born 10/11/1856 in Rockford, Illinois. He was the son of James Riggs and Catherine Davis. Frank and Nettie lived in Louisa and Muscatine Counties. He was a prosperous business man. They had no children but travelled a lot and were close to Nettie's sisters and

brothers. Frank died in Muscatine in 1946 and is buried in Grandview. Nettie

lived to nearly 100 and passed in the mid 1950's and is buried in Grandview.



Most of my family history is in Meigs Co Ohio which is in the SE corner. 

The story is that Wm James Riggs and his wife, Violena Dye, and their 7 young

children go west to Iowa between 1830-1837.  The parents die, and a prominent

man in Meigs Co, George Downing goes to retreive the children and bring them

back to Ohio.  They all seem to make it back and are in various homes  in Meigs County in the 1850 census.  By that time some had married.  There were no guardianship papers filed in Meigs Count that I can find.  I do not even know if this story is accurate, except the parents are not found in any census during the 1800's.  They may have died along the way in Ohio or Il, but I'm starting with Iowa.  How they got word back to Ohio is another question, and who watched the children in Iowa until Mr. Downing arrived?


From: "Stephanie Osmachenko"

children of James and Margaret LINEHAN?  Their names are James, William R., Thomas I., Joseph A., Elizabeth and one more daughter who married a McNulty.  The children would of been born between 1852 to 1870's in Dubuque, Iowa. 

James and Margaret Linehan?  They married in 1852 in Dubuque, Iowa.  I am looking for the names of James parents, and also if this couple (James and Margaret) had any children and so on


From: "peggyt"

Boyd Jones, b. Sept. 1861 in PA or IN.  Married Minnie Light

about 1889 in either IN or IL. Minnie Light b. 1868 in Pulaski Co., IN.

Boyd & Minnie [Light] Jones found in 1900 census Liberty Twp., Warren

Co., IN. Boyd Jones listed as physician. Not found in IN after that.

Minnie Light had a brother, Alexander Light, living in Lake City,

Jackson Twp., Calhoun Co. Iowa in 1920. Boyd  & Minnie [Light] Jones had

a  son Harley R. Jones  born in September 1897.



Peggy Margaret Darling, b:  19 June 1924, St. Paul, Hennipen Co., Mn.; d: 7 Jan.1984, Duluth, St. Louis Co., Mn.; Buried:  Vilstad Cem., Bruno, Pine Co., Mn.; m:  Harold O. Samuelson; Peggy was the foster daug. of:  Dale Hurlbut, b:  19 Nov.1876, St. Paul, Hennipen Co., Mn.; d:  11 Jan.1944, Vilstad Cem., Bruno, Pine Co., Mn.; m:  Gunda (Tillie) Matilda Finstuen, b:  25 June 1884, Zumbrota, Goodue Co., Mn.; d: 22 March

1952, Vilstad Cem., Bruno, Pine Co., Mn.; Dale was the son of Claudius and

(wife unknown) Hurlbut; Gunda was the daug. of Johan P. and Penilla (maiden

name unknown) Finstuen; Dale worked as a Car Repr. for Siems-Stembel Co. and

Mech. for Kemper Chevolet Co., St. Paul, Mn.Only one birth cerif. has been found for the date of Peggy's birth with the parents of:  Lionel J. Darling, b:  1898?, Iowa; m:  Margaret C. Solman, b:  1904?, Ft. Snelling, Hennipen Co., Mn.; They lived at 1515 Spruce Place, Apt.201 about 1924-1925 and 1929 S. Fremont Ave., Apt.36 about 1926,

Minneapolis, Mn.; Lionel was an elevator operator and Margaret was a stenographer for George A. Clark and Son, Inc.; They possibly had three children.


From: "Ann Severson"

Burgess Elwood Jarnagin married my great aunt Annabel Durham Bell in September 25, 1911. and died April 21, 1920.  I believe that he was still in Des Moines, as Annabel's children attended school in Des Moines.


From: "Nancy Neal"

Blair, Hand surnames in Clarke and Decatur counties. Rose for Taylor County. Carter for Montgomery County.


From: Margaret Johnson


Michael & Sophronia  O  KNOX FLEENER.

Michael, son of Michael & Elizabeth Robertson Fleener, born 1846 in Texas CO., Missouri.

Sophronia O Knox, daughter of William & Elizabeth Knox, born 1846 in Illinois. They married 1867.

Sophronia may of been married to a McGauslyn living in the Knoxville, Iowa area before marrying Fleener.

One of Michael & Sophronia Fleener daughter, Sophronia O married Delbert S Quaintance, 1899 in Albia, Iowa.  These are my grandparents.  Sophronia Fleener was born 1880, Searsboro, Iowa. Delbert Quaintance was born 1878, New Sharon, Iowa.


From: Barbara Billington

I am researching the OLINGER surname.


From: Beverly McVey

Anton Scholl Immigration: Abt. 1864,came to U.S. from Germany married a Fredrecka (Fredricka) Audlehelm: born 20 Feb 1856, Des Moines County Iowa. Looking for information on both Families.


From: Nancy Chamberlain



From: Denise Smithart-Olson

STORY CO - Denniston,Wasson,Woods,Story WAPPELLO CO - Young,Sholes,Jones,Smithart,Shook,Turner APPANOOSE CO - JONES,DENNISTON,ROBY,RUBY,HILL SCOTT CO - Woods, Denniston


From: Connie Soto

Webster Co.



RIAL                ROBBINS


Hamilton Co.      



Linn Co.





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