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THE BELLE PLAINE BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY
A Complete Hand-book of the City of Belle Plaine, Benton Co., Iowa.
Compiled by J. F. Wilcox.
Published by G. W. Myers, Belle Plaine, Iowa, 1897

space Organization
Introduction
Fraternal and Benevolent Societies
Churches
Schools
List of Photographs
Business Ads


INDEX TO BIOGRAPHIES
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  Mc  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

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DALES Ena. No 2 Arnold Ave. Cong Ch. Born in Pleasant Valley Ill Aug 26 1876.

DAMARY Silas. Laborer. No 24 Mill St. Born in Iowa City Mar 6 1868. Katie Nosak his wife was born in Iowa City Dec 22 1871. Married June 23 1887. Children: May born May 8 1888; Bert C born Jan 2 1890; Leona born Dec 16 1892; Harry born Mar 2 1895.

DANIELS D J. Brakeman. No 5 3rd Ave E. IOOF. Born in Pa Sept 6 1864. Florence Nutting his wife was born in Ia May 10 1868. Married Jan 17 1886. Children: Ralph 0 born Oct 19 1888.

DAVENPORT Mrs. Mary A. Born in England Nov 16 1823. Housekeeper for Frank Guthrie.

DAVIS Mrs. Chloe A. Widow of Henry T Davis who died Jan 1 1889 near Chelsea Ia.; Private in Co K 102 Ill Vol. No 18 S Willow. ME Ch. Born in Chenango Co NY Aug 18 1843. Married Aug 8 1866.

DAYTON Ellenor J. Widow. No 14a S Oak. Born in NY Mar 1807. Grandchild: Mable Stuart.

DAYTON Jno J. Am ex messgr OCF Route. No 22 3rd Ave E. AF&AM Mt Horeb Chap RAM Eastern Star St Ber Com KTIO Rebekahs. Born in Orange Co NY June 15 1833. Mrs. Valeria Wilson nee Lamphear his wife was born in Lamont Ia Feb 22 1854. Bapt Ch. Eastern Star Rebekahs. Married May 6 1896. Children: Roy Wilson born June 21 1876, Ry bridges, res in Chicago; Lee Wilson born Feb 29 1880; Illa V Wilson born Nov 14 1883; Austa Wilson born May 23 1889.

DECKER A O. Brakeman. No 17 Elm. Born in Ohio Feb 11 1858. Maggie McCormack his wife was born in Fayette Co Ia Feb 9 1868. Cath Ch. Married June 24 1889. Children: Floyd born Mar 20 1892; Burnell born Jan 14 1893.

DECKER James P. Milner & Decker real estate insurance. No 55 Main St 2nd floor. Res No 19 N Beech St. Christian Ch. IORM. Born Sussex Co NJ Mar 14 1845. Nancy Summer his wife was born in Marshall Co Ill Jan 8 1848. Pocahontas lodge. Married Dec 23 1865. Children: William T born Feb 8 1867, died July 4 1890; O Decker (see); Ira born Oct 11 1870, farmer in Powehiek Co Ia; Mrs Rosa Smith born Oct 14 1872, res in Poweshiek Co; Ada born May 31 1885; Jay L born July 18 1887; Mrs Lottie Meeker born Apr 23 1874, res in Tama Co Ia.

DECKER O. Works in lumber yard. No 28 N Pine NE cor 3rd Ave E. IOOF. Fay Meeker his wife was born in Tama Co Oct 5 1870. Married Dec 20 1893. Children: Nulah born Mar 14 1895.

DECKER Wm S. Resides with his son James P at No 19 N Beech. Born in Sussex Co NJ July 16 1819.

DEER, John. Loco eng. No 40 S Maple SE cor E Washington. Alderman 3rd ward BLE. Born in Oswego Co NY Mar 31 1857. Matilda Christte his wife was born in Wis Nov 19 1861. Married Jan 24 1884. Children: John A born June 24 1885; Byron born Apr 23 1889; Clifford F born July 27 1895.

DEES James L. Baker in Harm's restaurant and bakery. No 21 Main. Res No 9 E Grant St. K of P. Born in Parkersburg Ia Apr 3 1870. Cora Thompson his wife was born in Monticello Ia Nov 26 1872. Married Nov 1 1892. Children: Maude born Dec 17 1893.

DE FOREST Mrs. Nettie. No 32 N Beech. Married May 5 1891. Cong Ch. WRC Rathbone Sisters. Children: John Arthur born Oct 1 1893.

DEITZ Peter. Coal heaver. No 15 Chestnut St. Luth Ch. Born in Germany Oct 4 1842. Katie Lavenzur his wife was born in Germany Jan 19 1851. Married Apr 18 1874. Children: Tene born July 17 1876. domestic; John born June 9 1878, laborer; Peter born July 31 1880; Johanna R born Aug 12 1886; Katie born Mar 12 1889; Dania born Mar 21 1891; Mary born Sept 13 1893.

DELAHUNTY JT. Con. No 68 N Oak NE cor Arnold Ave. Cong Ch. AF&AM St B Com KT Mystic Shrine at Cedar Rapids. Born in Worchester Mass July 21 1856. Etta Dales his wife was born in Hamburg Ia Apr 28 1867, Eastern Star. Married No 26 1884. Children: John B born Sept 6 1887; Stephen born May 3 1889; Clarence born May 31 1893; Grace W born Oct 18 1894; Francis born Aug 24 1896.

DELAPLANE Mrs. Lille E nee Springer. Widow Van Buren Delaplane. No 27 N Oak St NW cor 3rd Ave. ME Ch. Born in Fairfax Ia Nov 28 1865. Married Mar 15 1888.

DE LONG Kittie, teacher in public school. Boards with Orrin Allen No 23 S Oak St.

DENURD John. Loco eng. No 14 2nd Ave E. ME Ch. IORM ILH. Born in Buchanan Mich June 21 1861. Laura Creamer his wife was born in Kewanee Ill Dec 8 1868. Married Feb 2 1886. Children: Alta Maude born Sept 1 1887; Zeta born July 25 1890, died Aug 20 1891; Earl born Oct 20 1892; Elsie Lyons born Nov 26 1882, an adopted child.

DEPLER Andrew J. Mason. Boards at Grove House. Born in Attica O Jan 1 1863. Marthy Merritt his wife was born in Burean Co Ill Apr 20 1872. Married Dec 20 1896.

DE YETT Mrs. C G. Widow of Melvine De Yett. Res No 43 N Oak. Born in Milan Ill Mar 25 1869. Married Apr 14 1888. Children: Stella born Feb 6 1890.

DICKENS Chas M. Brakeman. No 29 W Lincoln. K of P. Born in Princeton Ill May 4 1860. Mary Wentz his wife was born in Benton Co Ia, Rathbone Sisters. Married Dec 31 1885. Children: Ernst born Sep 1 1888; Darius C born Jan 10 1893; Madge born Aug 21 1896.

DICKEY David, engine wiper. No 22 N Plum. Born in Ireland Feb 3 1845. Jane Calderwood his wife was born in Ireland Aug 29 1842. Married Apr 20 1866. Children: Robert born Sept 13 1871; Jennie born Dec 8 1868; William born July 10 1873; James born June 21 875, carp; David born Aug 14 1878, section hand; Thomas Hunn grandson born Sept 21 1884; Sarah born Oct 24 1887.

DICKEY Robert. Car repairer. No 3 Chestnut SW cor 2nd Ave W. Cong Ch. Born in Ireland Jan 1 1836. Ella Hurst his wife was born in Canada Nov 8 1842. Married June 15 1865. Children: Mrs. Louisa Erwin (see Wm Erwin); Mrs Mary E Colteaux born Sept 1 1867, res in Cullom Ill; Maggie May born Jan 30 1876; Robert born Aug 9 1878; David born Sept 1 1882; Jennie born June 20 1885; Lucy born Nov 13 1887, res in Cullom Ill.

DILLON Edward. Farmer. No 54 N Maple St. Born in Delaware Co Ia Apr 30 1844. Rebekah McCune his wife was born in Franklin Co Pa Nov 19 1844. Cong Ch. Married May 16 1866. Children: John Gilbert born May 16 1870, res in Woodbury Co Ia; Mabel born July 28 1875, teacher in city schools; Alice born Sept 14 1877, teacher in the country; Edith born Mar 31 1882; Ada born Sept 22 1884.

DIRR Gustav. Farmer. 4th Ave E of Fair. Luth Ch. born in Chicago Jan 11 1859. Bertha Matthiss his wife was born in Milwaukee Wis Feb 15 1854. Married Sept 18 1884. Children: Etta born Nov 1 1886.

DITZLER Jerry. Helper at roundhouse. No 37 3rd Ave E. Cong Ch. Born in Canton O Mar 7 1872. Nellie Eddie his wife was born in Tampico Ill July 22 1875. Married May 6 1896.

DITZLER Joseph. Loco fireman. No 4 N Cherry. ILH B of LF. Born in Pa May 7 1866. Mary Eddy his wife was born in Ill Mar 6 1867. Married July 1 1886. Children: Lizzie born July 14 1887; Joseph born Nov 19 1889; Leonard born Dec 18 1892; Nellie born Aug 6 1895.

DODD M D. Harness and horse furnishings. No 24 Main St. Res No 32 4th Ave E. IOOF Rebekah Woodmen. Born in Benton Co Oct 13 1858. Alvina Wintzel his wife was born same place. Luth Ch, Rebekahs. Children: Thomas born July 11 1886; Cora born May 11 1890.

DODD Hiram U. Fireman C&NW Ry. Bapt Ch. No 16 W Sherman. Born in Lawrence Co Ind Feb 17 1868. Ella Martin his wife was born in same place June 13 1870. Children: Lois born Jan 22 1889; William born Feb 7 1892.

DOHNALEK Chas. Benda & Dohnalek meat market. No 9 Main St. Res No 44 S Oak. IOOF CSPS. Born in Bohemia Sept 29 1863. Anna Pecenka his wife was born in Bohemia in 1862. Married Oct 31 1886. Children: Charles born Dec 29 1887; Anna born June 19 1889; Louis born Dec 25 1891; James born Sept 25 1895.

DOLAK Joseph. Fireman. No 8 S Willow. Born in Bohemia. Anna Hrabak his wife was born in Tama Co Ia July 29 1874. Married Aug 6 1895. Children: Leonard born Apr 15 1896.

DOLAK Mike. Retired. No 58 S Willow. Born in Bohemia in 1833. His wife was born in Bohemia 1846. Children: Joseph (see); John born in 1874, fireman; Anna born in 1876; Katie born in 1879; Barbara born in 1881; Mike Jr born 1887.

DONALD Alexander. Machinist. No 33 N Willow. Epis Ch. Born in Scotland July 25 1859. Frances Green his wife was born in Newton Ia Nov 9 1864. Married Dec 30 1884.

DONOVAN John. Switchman. ME Ch. No 76 W Sherman St. Born in Vermillion Co Ill Feb 17 1848. Lydia Bain his wife was born in Jasper Co Ind May 30 1848. Married July 7 1870. Children: Mrs Eliza Lochrie (see F Lochrie); Mrs Olive Plumb (see Bert Plumb); Alvina born Apr 10 1875; Benj born Sept 2 1876; Ralph born Jan 13 1884; Shirley born Jan 8 1887; Alice born July 18 1890; Della born Aug 8 1892.

DONOVAN R L. Loco engineer. 78 N Oak St. Born in Maysville Ky Mar 27 1860. Estella Chamberlain his wife was born in Kalamazoo Mich Oct 11 1863. ME Ch. Married Aug 2 1883. Children: Lloyd born Sept 4 1894; Glenn born Sept 20 1896.

DONOVAN William. Farmer. N Oak St near city limits. Cath Ch. Born in Benton Co Apr 9 1863. Lizzie Jameson his wife was born in Tama Co Dec 21 1872. Cath Ch. Married Nov 11 1891. Children: Wm born June 2 1895.

DOOZARK John. Ry laborer. No 89 2nd Ave E SW cor N Pine. Born in Bohemia June 24 1848. Sophia Prohaske his wife was born in Bohemia Jan 31 1845. Married Nov 18 1872. Children: Mrs Anna Vomaske, res in Staples Minn; Mrs Mary Kubik (see Joseph Kubik); Emma born July 19 1876; John born Apr 6 1878, farmer; Joseph born Jan 2 1883; Sophia Feb 8 1884.

DOUBEK Joseph. No 15 S Pine. Born in Bohemia Mar 6 1834. Anna Zestly his wife was born in Bohemia July 25 1835. Married in 1853. Children: Mrs Mary Victor; Josephene born Mar 18 1863; Frank born Oct 15 1865, res in Omaha; Mrs Anna Morvec (see Vincel Morvec); Emma born Oct 22 1879.

DOUGHTY John F. Dry goods and carpets. ME Ch. No 50 4th Ave E NW cor Bell. Born in Poweshiek Co May 20 1856. Jennie Graybill his wife was born in Massilon Ohio May 3 18___. Children: Abbie born Feb 14 1883; Harry born Apr 6 1878; Maggie born Sept 6 1889.

DOUGHTY Mrs. M J nee Winslow. Widow of Jas Doughty. No 24 5th Ave E NW cor Locust. Born in Washington Co Ind Jan 1 1837. ME Ch. Rebekahs. Married Sept 12 1854. Children: John F (see); Charles born Nov 1 1858, res in Norfolk Neb.

DOUPNEK Alfred. Laborer. No 11 Mill St. Born in Benton Co Aug 22 1870. Josie Maher his wife was born in Muscatine Ia Apr 9 1874. Cath Ch. Married Oct 15 1894. Children: Eliza born Apr 8 1895; John Fletcher and Laura A born Nov 13 1896.

DOUGLAS W A. Loco eng. Res with Woodruff No 36 N Oak St. ME Ch. Born in Halifax Nova Scotia Aug 30 1842. Sarah E Woodruff his wife born in Meigs Co O Apr 19 1847. Married May 8 1878. Children: Milo born June 13 1882.

DOWENY Geo W. Car repair. No 23 W Washington SE cor S Cherry. Born in Lamoil Co Vt Aug 12 1857. Luell May Thompson his wife was born in Grant Co Wis May 28 1858. Married Jan 2 1883. Children: Thyrza born Jan 20 1886; Melvin born Sept 12 1887; Arthur born Mar 7 1889; Walter born Aug 19 1892.

DRAHOS John. 4th Ave E of Fair. Wife and two children: Arthur born in 1884; Mamie born 1886.

DUEL Philip. Retired. No 26 S Beech St. ME Ch. Born in Scoharie Co NY Apr 10 1818. He married Rebekah Palmer Apr 21 18____.

DUMKE Clarissa R. No 23 N Maple St with Mrs Mosnat. Born Nov 19 1874.

DUNHAM Chas C. General Merchandise broker. Mail carrier to Irving. No 14 Sixth Ave E. ME Ch. Home Forum. Born in Napine Ontario Dec 22 1847. Marie Steel his wife was born in Franklin Co NY Aug 25 1851. Married May 3 1873. Children: James D born Oct 15 1874, died Oct 20 1874; Mrs Susan Rejahl (see Fred Rejahl); Milo E born Oct 7 1878; Frank born Sept 19 1881; Willis born Apr 19 1884.

DUNLAP John. Ry laborer. No 11 Walnut St NW cor 3rd Ave W. Cong Ch. Born in Ireland in 1845. Margaret Leslie his wife was born in Ireland in 1846. Cath Ch. Children: Mrs. Mary Johnson born Dec 25 1861, res in state of Washington; Samuel L (see); James W born Jan 18 1867, loco eng, res in Chicago; William G born Feb 14 1869, res in Scotland; John born July 27 1871, res in Toronto Canada; Mrs. Mauley born Jan 18 1873, res in Eagle Grove Ia; Hugh born Mar 10 1875, res in Chicago; Robert born Apr 15 1877; Jennie born Dec 18 1879.

DUNLAP Samuel L. Loco eng. No 1 Elm NW cor 2nd Ave E. Cong Ch IOOF BLE at Boone. Born in Ireland Feb 12 1865. Maggie Henry his wife was born same place Dec 15 1865. Rebekahs GIA to BLE Mercy Lodge No 51 Boone Ia. Married Nov 9 1885. Children: John B born Jan 12 1891.

DUVAL Mrs. Jane nee Sexton. Widow of John Duval who died Aug 29 1892. No 15 S Maple St. Born in Lee Oneida Co NY Feb 11 1831. Married Oct 11 1846. Children: Mrs Frances Riley born Aug 2 1847, res in Topeka Kan; Franklin J born Apr 1 1852, res in Kansas City Mo; Henrietta born June 6 1849, died Mar 13 1854; Mrs E J Hosmer (see C P Hosmer); Helena E born Feb 7 1861.

DWYER Edward E. Boiler maker at roundhouse. No 12 S Beech St. ME Ch. IOOF. Born in St Louis Mo Apr 2 1853. Cornelius Kill his wife was born in Green Bay Wis Sept 29 1859. Married Nov 29 1883. Children: Davis born Sept 7 1895.


Transcribed by Sally Goehring.
Copyright © 1999 by Sally Goehring.




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