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Archived 2003 Queries


I am researching the Evens family. Specifically, Isaac Joseph Evens (1806- 1872) and Esther Evens (1811-1894). They are both buried in the Campbell Cemetery. Have photos of the gravestones. Their daughter Susan Evens married my gggg grandfather, Andrew Perry. Esther was married to a Miller, Maybe first name Charles.
Date: January 27, 2003
Contact: Jane Mach


I am looking for anyone with connections to a Johnston Green, possibly lived or had relations in Adair County, Iowa.
Date: January 15, 2003
Contact: William Johnson Green


I'm desperately hoping to find information on my 2nd Great Grandparents, and possibly their parents. My grandmother, who just turned 88 in November, has never known anything about her family beyond the information I have here. According to her, Osman Baker Brown was born 11 May 1856/1858 in Piedmont County, OH and died in 1905 in Orient, Adair County, IA. His wife, Martha "Mattie" Ellen Wilkins (Wilkinson?) was born 26 Apr 1856/1858 in Guernsey County, OH and died 4 May 1943 in Orient, Adair County, IA. I'm fairly certain that Mattie was buried in Orient Cemetery on 6 May 1943, but don't know for sure where Osman is buried. Osman and Mattie Brown had a total of 11 children (Worthy Dell-my great grandfather, Mary Lena, Elsie Mae, Nellie Pearl, Anna Maude, Carrie Victoria, Birdie Bell, Hazelle Lillian, Verna Gladys, Ralph Roscoe & Ronald Dale.) Worthy Dell BROWN also had a child that I believe was born & died in Orient (in a fire), Beulah May (1903-1906). His remaining children came with the family to Idaho, where only 2 survive. I have searched 100's or maybe even 1000's of websites, trying to find information on my 2nd Great Grandparents, and hopefully their ancestors, with no further results. My Grandmother has said for years that she would like to know this information before she dies, and it is driving me crazy trying to find out! Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
Date: January 1, 2003
Contact: Michelle Haskell

Archived 2002 Queries

Elijah J. Sackett & wife Malinda Sackett were listed in the 1880 census as living at Grove, Adair Co., IA, ages 71 & 70 respectively. Am looking for proof of death in obituaries, death notices, or cemetery records in 1880's or early 1890's.
Date: December 31, 2002
Contact: Mary Anne Falk

William Strater and Nuna Van Borkum married in Adair County IA in 1881. I am looking for any information on where they might have lived and what happened to them. I understand they were childless.
Date: December 28, 2002
Contact: Michael Arterburn

Looking for info on Arnburg's,(Arenberg, Arenburg), Jackman's, and Isaac's in Adair Co., Adair Ia. All or most are buried in Sunnyhill Cemt. in Adair. Have not been abla to find them in census (state or fed.) or land records, can anybody help out there?
Date: December 28, 2002
Contact: Shirlene K. Davis

I am looking for information concerning the foreclosure on the farm and nursing home owned by the Parsons. This occured in the 1954 - 1956 timeline. I would appreciate any information or memories on this at all.
Date: December 6, 2002
Contact: [no name given]

I have great-grandparents named W.H. Shearer and Perlette StJohn. An Iowa marriages database states that W.(William) H. Shearer and Perlettie Stjohn married in Adair County on Dec. 8, 1888. Looking for information on the town of marriage, places of birth of Shearer and Stjohn and on the names and ages of the parents of Shearer and Stjohn. Thank you very much.
Date: October 27, 2002
Contact: Nancy Mason

Looking for ancesters and descendants of William Henry Launder, b 2-6-1823, d 3-22-1896 in Orient. Looking for info on marriage between Willis Johnson Launder and Jennifer L. Williams in Orient, IA, in 1877. Jennifer may be the daughter of Martha Wigham.
Date: October 25, 2002
Contact: Barbara Grandfield & Jennifer Heston

I am looking for the information on the families of Jesse Doan's children. Jesse lived at the time of his passing with Amanda Nichols near Greenfield, Adair county, Iowa, he departed on 19 March 1892 and is buried in the Orient Cemetery. His children Milton S. Doan, Perthena Etmire Lee, Elizabeth McClure, Isaac Doane, Sarah Hoag, Amanda Nichols, and Rachel ???, One of his daughters was married to a Singer (maybe Rachel). I am the great grandaughter of Isaac S. Doan. Any or all information on these children or Isaac or Jesse families would be greatly appreciated. I am especially looking for gravesites and obituaries.
Date: October 2, 2002
Contact: Kira Rickabaugh

I am looking for information on my great great grandparents who lived in Casey, Walnut Township, Adair County. They were Michael Shannon and Catherine or Kate (Lyons) Shannon. I believe Michael had a cousin named Patrick married to Margaret who also lived in the area. Michael was born in 1846 and Patrick in 1854. Michael and Patrick came from Roscommon Co., Ireland. Michael died on Oct 16, 1919 and is buried in St. Joseph's cemetery. I am looking for information on his wife Catherine and their kids Thomas (born 6/15/77) and Mary. I believe Michael's parents names were Thomas and Bridget, but they stayed in Ireland. And also if Patrick had any children. They were Catholic but I don't know what the name of the church is that they would have belonged to. Thank you.
Date: September 24, 2002
Contact: Shannon Guillen

I am interested in knowing if a Homer Cloid Fusselman and family are in the 1920 Census Records for Adair Co.: Homer Cloid - head; Estella Mae - wife; Vera Ione - dau, b. 1919 in Adair Co. Bridgewater, IA. Thank you for your time and effort.
Date: September 23, 2002
Contact: Trecia Griffin

I am looking for info about George Klingensmith. I believe that he was married in Adair Co. on 5-29-1880 to Lura or Laura Jones. If you find a copy of this marriage lic. I would like to know if I would be able to come and print off a copy.
Date: August 17, 2002
Contact: Tim Klingensmith

Looking for information on McEvoys--buried Calvary Cemetery (RC)Adair County-Section B. (These McEvoys are originally from Ballymagreehan, No. Ireland and Sunderland/Durham,England). This family had a farm in Stuart on the Guthrie County side of Stuart (Last family owner was James McEvoy). The cemetery is in the Adair County side of Stuart. This submitter visited this cemetery on July 29, 2002.
Tombstone 1 -- Lawrence and Ann McEvoy (inscription reads Lawrence 1834-1927 Anna 1846-1943) Lawrence Jr. 1886-1910
Tombstone 2 -- Dennis V. and Mildred C. McEvoy (Dennis 1887-1986; Mildred 1893-1990) (back of tombstone reads parents of James Dennis and Mary)
Tombstone 3 -- Leo J. and Ann McEvoy; Leo, Cpl USArmy WWI 1917-1918; March 24, 1893-April 17, 1975; Ann 1846-1943.
Census Information on this family in Iowa: 1900 Census - Brighton Township, Cass Co, Iowa, ED 38, 7 June 1900; 1920 Census - Somerset? Street, Stuart City, Stuart Township, Guthrie Co, Iowa, ED NO 63, Sheet No. 5B, 29 January 1920 Lincoln Township, Adair Co, Iowa, ED 11, 15 January 1920; 1930 census - Lincoln Township, Cass Co, Iowa. page 1 and page 2.
Lawrence McEvoy was my great-great uncle. My mother: Elizabeth McEvoy Brennan lived in No. Ireland 1910-1926 died Chicago 1977. My grandmother: Elizabeth McEvoy McEvoy born Sunderland England, lived Ballymagreehan, Northern Ireland until 1925. Died Chicago October 1959. She was married to Peter McEvoy of Durham England, Ballymagreehan NI and Chicago.
Date: August 3, 2002
Contact: Nancy Brennan

I am looking for information about Nellie Largent Keating who died on November 10, 1931 and Johannah Shay Largent who died on January 31, 1948. Both were buried in the Sunny Hill Cemetary in Adair, Iowa. Johannah is my paternal great grandmother. I am particularly interested in the given names of her parents. Thanks for your help!
Date: July 26, 2002
Contact: Lynn DeFino

I found in the 1900 census that my g.g grandfather, Elmer H. Bickford, b. Nov. 1863 and his wife, Ella M. Bickford (maiden-Samples), b. Jan. 1870, and their daughter, Estel or Ethel, b. Jan. 1890 lived in Adair County in 1900. Can you help me with any other information on any of these families.
Date: July 13, 2002
Contact: Timothy Scott Palmer


I am looking for information about the parents of Fred Finck (Bn. 1860- D.1923). In 1890 he married Sophia Tilk. Both immigrated from Germany and lived in the Fontanelle area. I would like information about their respective parents, siblings, etc. I believe they had seven sons and one daughter. Sons are: John, Peter, Fred, Henry, William, Emil, and Albert. Albert Finck was my grandfather. Thank-you!
Date: July 8, 2002
Contact: Susan Ellingson

Any information for Don Walsworth. I know he was born in Greenfield and married to Julia Schenkelberger who was born in Hiawatha, KS. They had 3 sons (William, Ed and Don, jr.) Don was born in July 1908 and that is all I have.
Date: June 21, 2002
Contact: Doris M. Way

I have information on Harry Brown's wife, Eva Slezak. This was the subject of a query dated March 29, 2001 from amyandjay1@home.com (no name given). The e-mail address is no longer a valid. If Amy or Jay will contact me, I can tell them about Eva. I would like to know more about Harry & Eva's children; I only have the name of a son, Loren.
Date: June 20, 2002
Contact: Ed Susank

My great grandfather was Anthony Lamiller, he had 40 acres in Adair county, Eureka twp. He is suppose to be buried in Adair county, and was married to Francis Griffith in the 1850 census, Can anyone tell me when he purchased his property, and where he came from before he came to Adair county? Thank you.
Date: June 12, 2002
Contact: Lauretta Yates

I am looking for information about my great uncle, Boyd Hubbard, a Dentist who is believed to have lived in Adair, Iowa in 1912 and is in the census there for 1920. His wife was Hattie Belle Vaughn. They were married in Stuart in Guthrie Co. IA in 1897. I am looking for any information about when they moved to Adair and when they left. I am also looking for their children's birth dates : Paul, Doris, and Boyd Jr. (believed born in Adair in 1912). Thank you for any help.
Date: May 30, 2002
Contact: Eleanor Macke

I received a copy of my grandfathers obit. In the obit--7-7-1958-- it said Alvah C Culver lived in Greenfield and was a barber and when he married Esther Emma Wilson 6-11-1914 that shortly after they moved to Creston and they lived there untill their deaths. What I was wanting to know is if their first son Raymond LeRoy was born in Greenfield and were they married in Greenfield? I am unable to locate Esther Emma Wilson's parents. I know she had a brother named Oscar Wilson and two sisters named Bertha Wilson and Blanche Wilson. Did they live in Greenfield or around? I know Esthers birthdate but not place or parents. 6-25-1897.
Also Alvahs brother Roy Culver lived in Greenfield and died there so I assume that at one time maybe there parents Dalby Rosecrans Culver and Mary Eldora Conard lived there along with another brother of Alvah--Clinton and also a sister Blanche Culver. In 1896 Dalby died, where I don't know and Mary remarried to a Daniel W Combs. At Alvahs death only mention was Mary lived in Winterset. I do know that Dalby and Mary were married in Corning but I am having hard time tracing and connecting the whole family. I dont even know where Mary and Daniel married could it have been around Greenfield? since Dalby would have died when Alvah was about 4. and since Roy still lived in Greenfield and Alvah lived there until at least 1919 when my dad was born as I know then they lived in Creston. Clinton married a Blanche and lived in Peru, Blanch married a James Cary and lived in Tipton, and Roy married a Zae and stayed in Greenfield, at the time of Alvahs death.
I also had an aunt --Francis Louise Culver Thompson who lived in Greenfield (Alvahs daughter) and her family, Eugene Thompson of which I found they both are gone I would guess with in the last 10 years? They had 2 sons --Eugene (Gene) and Guy does any one know where they are? The 2 boys went to school in Greenfield and just guessing would be in their 50's now.
Any info or help you can give me would be great!!
Date: May 20, 2002
Contact: Karen Culver DeVore

I am looking for some information on my great aunt, Frances V. Shriner, born about 1855 in Fairfield, ,Jefferson Co, IA. She was married to John S. Caviness in 1879 in Fairfield Iowa and at some point they moved to Greenfield, Adair Co, Iowa. I would like to know when they moved there, if she was a school teacher, if they had any children. They both died in Greenfield, Frances in 1938 and John in 1931, would like to know if they are buried there. Thank you very much.
Date: May 10, 2002
Contact: Bill Shriner

We are looking for five siblings that moved from Kane Co, IL to Adair Co, Iowa during 1866-1880. They are Orrin Drake, Elias L. Drake, Ruth (Drake) Dennis, David Drake and Albert Drake. They are the sons and daughter of Aaron and Eunice (Lyman) Drake. According to the 1880 Census, the siblings lived in Summersett, Prussia and Fontanelle Townships. If you have any information on them, especially cemetery tombstone information, please contact us. We are also looking for Aaron's final resting place, currently unknown. We're willing to share information on their parents and other ancestors. Thanks for your help.
Date: April 17, 2002
Contact: Paul & Emily Weil

Looking for any information about Cecil A. and Mattie Boggs [nee Best?] Jamison. I don't know if this was a first or second marriage of Mattie Boggs Best. Cecil and Mattie were married somewhere in Adair County in April of 1894. Would like to know the town/place of their marriage, names of the parents of Mattie Best, age of bride and groom, etc. I have information about the Jamison family I can share with anyone who is interested.
Date: April 16, 2002
Contact: Susan Rezek

I'm looking for anything to do with the john Carlson family. John's son William is my grandfather.
Date: April 3, 2002
Contact: Sandy Johannsen

I am looking for more information, especially parents and place of birth, for Francis Marion Brown. I have him married to Emma Lehman with children, Bessie, Clayton, Elsie, Frankie, Nettie, Albert Vernon, Gertie, Arthur. They were born in the 1870-1880's in Adair Co., IA. Albert Vernon married Ida Martha Warrant.
Date: March 30, 2002
Contact: Lisa Martin

I am searching for any Powers family from Adair County. John and Margaret Powers lived in Stuart in 1900, thier children were: William, Earl, Pearl, Bert and Bertha. The other Powers family lived in Prussia Twp; Francis and Louisa Powers, thier children were: Milan, Elmer, Harry, Asa?, and Daniel. They were in Prussia Twp in the 1880 census and I can't find any of them after that. Thank you for your help.
Date: March 29, 2002
Contact: Connie Powers-Leonard

I am looking for information about John T and Mary (Moyer/Meyers) Salsbury. Mary Salsbury died about 1879-80, possibly in Adair Co. Her Widowed husband, John T Salsbury, and her son, Orville, was found in the 1880 Iowa census in Bear Grove, Guthrie Co., IA. Another son, Clyde Salsbury may have been born in Adair or Guthrie Co. Any information about Mary Salsbury痴 death or burial would be greatly appreciated.
Date: March 26, 2002
Contact: Kathleen Webb

I am looking for any information on Sophie (Heintz) Endres. Sophie was a daughter of Henri and Julie Heintz from Amana, Iowa. She married an Endres and lived in Greenfield, Iowa. She had a son, Archie Endres. This is about all I know about Sophie and would like to know who her descendents were. Her brother, Henry Heintz was my great grandfather.
Date: March 25, 2002
Contact: Vivian Eichel

I知 looking for Mary Gertrude Gregory who I believe married Adam Brant. Mary Gregory was born 12 Nov 1856 in Tippecanoe Co., Ind. She was the dau. of William D. Gregory and Anna Elizabeth Bartmess. The new 1880 index shows an Adam Brant with wife Mary G. in 1880 Fontanelle, Adair Co, Iowa. There are two children: William J. and Ramer W. Brant. Does anyone know more about this couple?
Date: March 8, 2002
Contact: Kathleen Rizer

I am looking for information on my family. Grandmother: Maude Lena Law, born 1892, in Fontanelle, Adair Co, Iowa. Her parents: Samuel Dyer Law, born 1853 and married in 1881 to Anna Mary Swisher (b. 1864). They were married in the Lee Township of Adair Co, Iowa. Anna Swisher died in Canby, Adair Co, Iowa in 1901. Anna Swisher's father, Jacob Swisher died in 1899 in Stuart, Adair Co, Iowa. Samuel Law's father, James Dyer Law died in 1890 in Canby. I am trying to find teh parents of Jacob Swisher. In addition, I am trying to find newspaper articles, pictures, information about Samuel Law and Anna Swisher. Thank you for any help.
Date: March 5, 2002
Contact: Christy Schultz

I have found the names of Eliza Hurlburt, James H. Hurlbert/Hulbert and Arthur L. Hulbert listed in Adair County cemetery listings. I am looking for more information on these people. I am hoping to find a connection to a George Hurlburt/Hulbert that married S.L. Eighmy in Taylor County, Iowa in 1869. George was born in New York around 1840.
Date: March 2, 2002
Contact: Earline Hulbert (email no longer valid)

A marriage license is listed for James Anthony and Julia Ann Vanvoltinbury in Adair County, Dec 28, 1876. My great-grandfather is James Anthony. I am trying to determine if this is my relative. If so, it would be his second marriage. There is also a record of James Anthony's death in 1879. He was buried in the Fontanelle Cemetery, Fontanelle, Iowa. The birth date is listed as 1801. This would be consistent with the information I have on my great grandfather. If anyone has any information to confirm that he is my relative, I would greatly appreciate the help.
Date: February 27, 2002
Contact: Susan Hoskins hoskins@xmission.com

I would like to find out information of the Hoadley families. My birth father's name was George Raymond Hoadley born October 25,1927 in Adiar Co Iowa. Their ancestors owned a century farm. Also I would like some information on the Hoadley School. My father was killed in a truck accident in Adiar County Iowa in October 28,1961. Any information on the Hoadley families would be greatly appreciated.
Date: February 16, 2002
Contact: Margaret Hoadley-Storms MSThunderstorm@aol.com


I am looking for information on Alllen W. Comstock and Eva Olsen. I found that they where married in 1888 in Adair Co, Iowa. They are my great-grandfather/grandmother. I've hit a dead end I know my granddad was born in Nebraska, and they (Allen and Eva) ended up in Pawhuska, OK. Thank you for any information.
Date: February 14, 2002
Contact: Esther Sowards estrasow@yahoo.com


I am looking for any information of a Edward F. Farrell. He was born Sept. 16,1925. His parents were Michael Christopher Farrell, and Kathleen Patricia (Grace) Farrell. He was raised in Adair, IA, as all of the Farrell family. He died in Sept. 1968, Any information about him or the family would greatly be appreciated.
Date: February 5, 2002
Contact: Jacqueline Bernauer www.Bondgirl2k2@aol.com


Does anyone have a record of a child about 10-11 years of age, son of Dr. Franklin Thompson DeWitt having an accident on a pony which caused his death near Fontanelle before or around 1900? Trying to find information about this family and believe they were in area then. Any information would be appreciated.
Date: January 29, 2002
Contact: Dorothy Craft dorothy08@msn.com


I am searching for Elmer Mason Brown who was married in Greenfield, Adair County June 21, 1893 to Nancy Violetta Platt. Any information on this family would be very much appreciated.
Date: January 22, 2002
Contact: Judy Chastain chastain@iowatelecom.net


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