IAGenWeb Project - Allamakee co.
updated 12/12/2020

Allamakee Album
Abner Love family

Back row L-R: Mary Alice (Dec 1876), John Henry (Jan 1874), Ella (Sep 1879-Apr 1894) & Maria 'Jennie' Jane (1868)
Front row L-R: Anna Marie (Nov 1881), Abner (Nov 1843), Charles A. (Dec 1888), Mary Melissa (Oct 1850) & Daniel N. (Jan 1884)

(Not shown: Frank, 1871 & Dolly E., Oct 1892)

Date is between late 1890 and early 1892


Four brothers, by age: Frank, John, Daniel & Charles
Women in back: Anna & Dolly
Seated L-R: Mary Alice, Mary Mallisa & Maria Jane

Photo is ca1920-1930 (Mary Mallisa died in 1931)

Kathy's notes: I think the brothers are captioned in order. Definately Charles on the far right. I believe there was a resemblance between Dan and Charles, so Dan is the shorter man in the middle.


Left-Right: Mary Melissa (Fish) Love, Clyde Kinney, Maria Jane 'Jennie' (Love) Kinney, and Clyde's firstborn child is held by Jennie.

Pictured is Mary Melissa Fish, 1850-1931, wife of Abner Love, of Allamakee, with her first born daughter Maria Jane "Jennie" Love Kinney; Jennie's oldest son Clyde, and I am guessing Clyde's first child, who was born in 1921. Jane lived in the county, Lansing and New Albin about 1880-1905. The photo may have been taken in Minneapolis, where the Kinneys lived.

We don't know much about Jennie's husband Charles Kinney. He came to Iowa from New York, his parents are unknown. There is a story on an Ancestry family tree that he was an orphan.

A history of the Fish log cabin (link) gives the following information: The log cabin was built by John Fish Sr. for his daughter, Mary Melissa, and her husband, Abner Love. Abner Love, of Yankee origin, was born at Bad Axe, while Melissa was of Irish descent and was born near St. Croix. They were married in Lansing and lived with her parents on the John Fish Sr. farm for a time before her father erected the cabin several miles to the north. Abner and Melissa had nine children -- four boys and five girls. (Photos and more about the Fish log cabin)


Wedding picture of Charles A. Love and Lola May Conner, 1910

Charles 'Charley' Love was born Lansing 12/29/1888, the son of Abner & Melissa (Fish) Love. He lived in Allamakee until about 1910-12. Lola May Conner was from West Union, Fayette co. IA. The couple were married in Fayette county in 1910.


~the photos and family information were contributed by Kathy Love. Interested researchers can contact Kathy at the email address shown for her in the Surname Registry for Love.


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