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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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MACEK Mrs Catharine. Widow of Vincel Macek. No 2 S Maple. Cath Ch. Born in Bohemia.

MACEK Sophia. Cook at Grove House. Born in Bohemia Apr 8 1859.

MACHATA Frank. No 1 Walnut St NW cor 2nd Ave W. Born in Bohemia 1830. Mary Domaske his wife born in Bohemia in 1823.

MADESON James P. Dealer 2nd hand goods. No 5 Main. Res 67 S Willow. Luth Ch. Born in Denmark Feb 26 1849. Maggie Johnson his wife was born in Denmark Nov 15 1863. Married Sept 3 1878. Children: James born July 6 1882; Mary born June 25 1885; Mina born Sept 18 1887; Charles born Aug 14 1890; Ola born Feb 5 1894.

MAITLAND James. Lab. No 24 S Willow St. Presby Ch. Born in Ireland Aug 26 1844. Rachel Cameron his wife born in Ireland July 6 1845. Married Feb 8 1863. Children: James born Dec 6 1866, res in Palo Alto Co Ia; Jane born Feb 25 1868, res in Chicago; William born June 12 1874; Nancy born June 24 1876; Lizzie born Jan 1 1882.

MALCOLM Daniel. Grain buyer. No 14 2nd Ave W NW cor N Willow. ME Ch. Born in Glascow Scotland Jan 3 1826. Mrs Clark his wife born in Athens Co Ohio Feb 11 1839. Married Nov 19 1862. Children: Willie born in Wis July 22 1867, res in York Neb; Hirva (see); David res in Lewiston Wyoming.

MALCOLM Hirva. Music dealer. IOOF Redmen Woodmen. Born in Lewiston Wis Jan 14 1862.

MALCOLM Stephen. Ret farmer. No 24 N Maple St. ME Ch. Born in Henry Co Ill Apr 11 1841. Kate Malcolm his wife born in Canada May 6 1843. Married Aug 6 1865. Children: Lewis born Oct 8 1866, farmer; Nellie born Sept 3 1868; Mrs Chas Pade (see); Nora born Feb 6 1872.

MALL William. Ret farmer. No 71 N Beech. Born in Germany Jan 28 1838. Katharine Stemmer his wife born in Germany July 19 1841. Married Dec 9 1860. Children: William born Nov 21 1861, res in Luzerne Ia; Samuel born Sept 10 1863, farmer; Charles born Oct 7 1867, farmer.

MAREAN Aaron. Blacksmith. No 44 4th Ave E. Born in New Brunswick Dec 4 1823. Mrs Maggie Rohn nee Hammond his wife born in Genesee Co NY Dec 21 1824. ME Ch. Married Sept 5 1882. Her daughter by 1st marriage: Addie born July 10 1862. His children by first marriage: Emma Parker res in Marshalltown Ia; Alonzo res in Colo; Dora Trainor, res in Yankton SD; Mrs Wm Murray (see); Fred, farmer; Kitt, atty; William, farmer.

MAREAN M F. Barber. No 17 Main St. Res No 14 S Willow. Born Dec 3 1873.

MARR John F. Druggist. No 35 Main. Res No 26 N Pine SE cor 3rd Ave E. Born in LaSalle Co Ill Jan 13 1865. Carrie Tubbs his wife born in Maquoketa Ia May 15 1868. ME Ch. Married Nov 5 1891. Children: Mary born June 3 1894; Ruth born Mar 2 1896.

MARSH Mike. Fireman at roundhouse. No 75 W Sherman St. Cath Ch. Born in Bohemia. Ana Hanousek his wife born in Bohemia May 11 1877. Married Nov 22 1893. Children: William born Jan 21 1894.

MARSHALL Thos. Barber. No 8 N Beech. Res no 88 N Beech. Bethany Ch. Born in Virginia Nov 6 1835. Eliza Lewis his wife born in Missouri Aug 15 1844. Married Dec 31 1875. Children: Arthur born Sept 3 1876; Harry born June 23 1877; Aggie born Oct 13 1888.

MARTIN Annie. Boards No 16 W Sherman. Born in Lawrence Co Ind Feb 6 1873.

MARTIN Robert. Lab. No 6 N Fair St. ME Ch. Born in Ind Nov 28 1847. Sarah Rice his wife born in Ohio Sept 26 1847. Married Dec 13 1868. Chilren: Stella born Feb 25 1870; Frank born July 18 1873; Orion born May 27 1880; Charles born Oct 29 1884.

MARTIN Mrs Sarah. Widow. Res with daughter. No 47 Walnut St.

MASTERS Mrs. Widow. No 69 S Oak St with daughter. Born in Clear Springs Md June 27 1840.

MASKER W S. Ret farmer. No 31 N Willow. Bethany Ch. Born in NY Apr 15 1840. Lydia Davis his wife born in Ohio Dec 4 1840. Married Nov 30 1869. Children: Mrs Ed Kollman (see); Minnie Decker, res in Chelsea; Adelbert born June 24 1870; Alanson born Nov 4 1871; Franklin born Sept 22 1874; Mrs Anna Meeker born Apr 29 1876; Sarah born Feb 28 1882.

MATTOX J C. Iceman. No 21 Mill St. K of P Redmen. Born in Ohio July 19 1847. Mrs Ellen Demory nee Ballard his wife born in Ohio in 1856. Married Feb 8 1870. Children by first husband: Frank; Edward; Mrs Wm Harris (see); Mrs Wm Quillman (see); John, lab on farm; George; Mrs J B Smith (see); Silas (see).

MAZE Myrtle. Domestic. No 12 W Lincoln. Born in Clinton Co Ia Dec 30 1872.

MEEKER Bert. Brakeman. No 65 N Oak. Cong Ch. BRT. Born in Tama Co Ia May 9 1869. Adella Tatman his wife born in Luzerne Ia Feb 5 1870. Married May 31 1891. Children: Theron Ray born May 6 1893; Harry born June 24 1896.

MEEKS B M. Lab at roundhouse. No 10 Elm St. Born in Jones Co Ia Feb 8 1855. Amanda Graham his wife born same co Dec 28 1864. Married Jan 24 1882. Children: Geo born Nov 23 1883; Ora born Feb 5 1887.

MEHAN Edward. Carp. No 39 S Oak NW cor W Washington. Cath Ch. Born in Ireland. Catharine Hogan his wife born in Ireland Mar 14 1832. Married Sept 30 1859.

MERRILL Mrs Sallie. Widow. No 16 Walnut St. Born July 5 1830. Children: Mrs R B Price (see); Henry born May 25 1864.

MESSENGER Frank W. Associate editor of Herald. Boards at Grove House. ME Ch. Born in Union Co Ia Sept 17 1869.

MILLER H G. Carp. No 6 8th Ave E. Born in Germany Oct 9 1835. Anna Walchle his wife born in Switzerland June 10 1835. Married Apr 3 1873.

MILLER J W and wife reside with Mrs England. No 57 S Oak.

MILLER John W. Loco engr. No 14-16 S Willow. SE cor W Grant. Restitution Ch. Born in Ohio Mar 31 1857. Laura Greenlee his wife born in Tenn Mar 10 1853. Married Nov 21 1887. Children: Marrett F Marean (see); Gaynelle born Oct 8 1888; William born Mar 20 1893; John born Sept 1 1894.

MILLER W M. Switchman. No 32 3rd Ave E NW cor Locust. Born in Illinois Mar 8 1866. Josephine Wagner his wife born in Iowa Co Aug 6 1868. Married Sept 8 1890. Children: Mamie born July 15 1891; Carl born Sept 25 1896.

MILLS John. Machinist at roundhouse. No 30 S Maple. IOOF. Born in Fond du Lac Wis Sept 29 1863. Rosa Woodward his wife born in Iowa Co Aug 7 1868. Married Sept 8 1890. Children: Mamie born July 15 1891; Carl born Sept 25 1896.

MILLS Mrs. Widow of Samuel Mills. No 72 N Maple. Born in Darke Co Ohio Apr 5 1832.

MILNER Jno C. Insurance. No 57 Main 2nd floor. Res No 29 4th Ave W. IOOF. Born in Jones Co Ia July 12 1858. Florence Gibson his wife born in Jackson Co Ia July 14 1860. ME Ch. Married Mar 20 1879. Children: Jannie born Mar 18 1880; Mary born May 12 1886; Clifford born Nov 8 1894.

MILNER Rev R W. Real est & ins. No 55 Main St 2nd floor. Res No 27 Locust NW cor 4th Ave E. Superannuated member of Upper Iowa Conference of ME Ch. Keystone Lodge AF&AM Wyoming Ia. Born in Columbiana Co Ohio Oct 22 1826. Mary Coburn his wife born same place Sept 23 1832, died June 7 1895. Married Jan 14 1851. Children: Thomas Hale (see); William died in infancy; Joseph, res in Hubbard Ia; Jonathan (see); Evangeline Grim, housekeeper for her father; Robert died in infancy; Harry Grim, grandson.

MILNER Thomas H. Atty at law. No 57 Main St 2nd floor. Res No 42 N Beech. AF&AM K of P Redmen. Born in Highland Ohio Dec 31 1855. Lucia George his wife born in Alden Ia Sept 11 1861. ME Ch. Married Dec 9 1885. Children: Robert S born Sept 24 1886.

MILVERSTED Egbert. Foreman at coal chutes. No 66 W Sherman St. Beth Ch. Born in Muscatine Ia Apr 15 1857. Senith Johnson his wife born in Monroe Co Ohio Mar 25 1854. Married Feb 17 1881. Children: Alberta born Jan 16 1884; Lawsena born July 1 1887, died Jan 18 1888; Edna born Apr 13 1889; Leslie born July 11 1888, adopted son.

MILVERSTED Louis. Farmer. No 20 W Lincoln St. Luth Ch. Born in Prussia Jan 1 1827. Johanna Musselman his wife born in Baden Germany Nov 18 1834. Evan Ch. Married Mar 11 1855. Children: Chas born Dec 24 1856; Egbert (see); William born Sept 8 1858; Mrs Thos Roberts (see); Geo born Mar 18 1862; Louis born Jan 29 1866, res in Neb; John born Feb 25 1869; Nicholas born Oct 14 1872; Charlotte born Mar 7 1877.

MILVERSTED Wm H. Switchman. No 16 8th Ave E. Evan Ch. Born Sept 8 1859. Ida Boody his wife born in Belle Plaine Oct 10 1863. Married May 10 1888. Children: Hazel born Oct 3 1889; Harold born Apr 3 1892.

MINER D P. Carp. No 9 6th Ave W. Born in Stuben Co NY Jan 16 1837. Mrs Elizabeth O'Shea his wife born in Tenn Jan 15 1844. Cong Ch. Married May 24 1887. Her son by 1st marriage: Howard born Oct 7 1880. His children by 1st marriage: John, res in Pa; Mina born Nov 5 1861; Ville Newberk born Sept 12 1865, res in Liberal Mo; William born Aug 25 1867, res in Okla.

MINGLE G W. Retired. No 62 N Oak. Restitution Ch. Born in Aaronsburg Pa June 1 1828.

MINOT J C. Farmer. No 50 4th Ave E. Born in Herkiner Co NY Apr 9 1830. Louisa Stephen his wife born in Iowa City Dec 15 1840. Married June 10 1857. Children: Mrs Weldon born May 1 1858; Maggie born Sept 7 1859; Marion born Jan 15 1862, died Oct 27 1862. Loomis born Sept 22 1863, res in Montana; Stephen (see); Mrs Maud Wells born July 29 1874, res in Chicago.

MINOT Stephen L. Clerk in ry office. No 34 S Oak St. ME Ch. IOOF. Born in Belle Plaine Sept 18 1864. Anna Zalesky his wife born in Belle Plaine June 28 1870. Cong Ch. Married Sept 16 1891.

MODEL Joseph. Car repairer. No 69 S Willow St. Born in Bohemia Jan 30 1865. Mary Benda his wife born in Cleveland Ohio Sept 10 1868. Married May 22 1886. Children: Mary born Dec 25 1887; Joseph born Dec 23 1889; James born Nov 18 1891; Frank born Nov 10 1893; William born Mar 17 1895.

MOELLER Fred. Farmer on 4th Ave E. Born in Germany Mar 13 1828. Mary Moeller his wife born in Germany Nov 30 1836. Married in 1856. Children: Christine Hock born Aug 29 1857, res Lyon Co; August born Oct 14 1858; Theodore born Nov 9 1864; Mary Beck born Nov 29 1868; Dora Marshall born Apr 5 1870; Emma born June 20 1874; Peter born Dec 25 1876; Anna born Jan 24 1880.

MONTGOMERY Elizabeth. Widow of Wm Montgomery. Housekeeper. No 38 N Beech. Children: Florence born in 1876.

MONTGOMERY John. Retired. No 38 N Beech. K of P IOOF. Born in Ireland Jan 12 1825.

MONTGOMERY S B. Supt of schools. No 53 N Oak. ME Ch. K of P. Born in Switzerland Co Ind May 15 1862. Lulu Cragan his wife born in Jasper Co Mo July 11 1869. Married Dec 24 1890. Children: Mildred born Jan 29 1892; Mary born Aug 21 1895.

MONTGOMERY Thomas. Retired. No 38 N. Beech. Born in Ireland Sept 27 1827.

MOOERS George. Conductor. No 57 N Beech St. ORC. Born in Ill May 13 1852. Laura Philips his wife born in Ill Nov 22 1853. Cong Ch. Married Feb 24 1872. Children: Myrtle born Dec 15 1875, milliner; Guy born Feb 17 1877; Dessie born Oct 16 1882.

MOORE J K. Switchman. Boards at Grove House. Presby Ch. Born in Springfield Ill June 21 1869.

MOORE John. Carp. No 9 S Maple St. ME Ch. IOOF K of P Rebekah. Born in Ind Apr 26 1858. Candace Sisson his wife born in Marshall Co Ia Mar 18 1868. Married June 29 1893. Children: Frank born Sept 5 1894.

MORAN Edward. Conductor. No 30 W Sherman. IOOF K of P ORC AF&AM Arcadia 249 Eastern Star Ames Ia. Born in Iowa City Ia Jan 14 1863. Ada Steffa his wife born in Ogle Co Ill Oct 9 1866. Restitution Ch. Married Nov 23 1887. Chilren: John R born Jan 29 1889; Harold born May 27 1896.

MORAN Maggie nee Gavin. Widow of Jas. Moran. No 5 E Sherman. Cath Ch. Born in Hudson NY Oct 3 1854.

MORAN Mrs. Widow of John Moran. Res with daughter Mrs Chas Warnock. Cath Ch. Born in Ireland May 16 1827.

MORAVAC Vincel. Machinist. No 8 N Cherry. Evan Ch. IOOF ILH. Born in Bohemia in 1858. Mary Stotash his wife born in Bohemia in 1858. Married in 1881. Children: Aggie born May 29 1882; Vincel born July 3 1884; Joseph born Feb 21 1886; Anna born Jan 29 1888; Frank born Oct 5 1891; George born July 14 1892; infant boy born Aug 14 1896.

MORGAN Jesse. Well digger. No 64 S Willow St. Home Forum. Born in Jefferson Co NY Mar 22 1854. Minnie Bradford his wife born in Iowa Co June 20 1871. Married Dec 25 1889. Children: Florence born Sept 9 1891; Benjamin born Dec 14 1893.

MORRIS Wm L. Herdsman. No 16 Guinn St. ME Ch. Sarah Johnson his wife born in Ohio Feb 23 1849. Children: Mrs Eurata Force (see); Ruth Hillman (see David Hillman); Tillie Ahlers (see Odoff Ahlers); Horace born Nov 10 1880; Elsie born Jan 27 1892.

MORVEC Vincel. Tailor. No 13 S Pine. CSPS. Born in Bohemia Oct 28 1859. Anna Doubek his wife born in Bohemia Apr 10 1870. Married Mar 29 1891. Children: Bessie born Feb 15 1893; Adeline born Sept 22 1894.

MOSNAT J J. Atty at law. No 47 Main St. Res No 23 N Maple. Born in Bohemia Sept 28 1848. Julia Ricker his wife born in Mantowoc Wis Mar 3 1855. Epis Ch. Married Nov 10 1875. Children: Roy born Aug 2 1876.

MUNSON Elmer. Brakeman. No 19 Locust St. ME Ch. BRT. Born in Le Grand Ia Sept 6 1872. Mary Krughel his wife born in Bohemia Jan 15 1872. Married Nov 28 1894.

MURCH A J. Homeopathic physician. No 22 S Oak. Hanneman Med Assn Iowa Central Homeopathic Med Assn. Born in Jonesville Mich Aug 21 1842. Mary Oliver his wife. Married in Nov 1878. Children: Albert born Mar 12 1880.

MUNSELL E W. Confectioner. No 55-1/2 Main St. Res No 21 N Pine.

MURPHY Edward. Tiler. No 35 4th Ave E. Cath Ch. Born in Ireland in 1858.

MURRAY Thomas. Loco engr. Alderman 3rd ward. No 22 S Beech. BLE Mt Horeb Chap AF&AM Eastern Star St Bernard Com Mystic Shrine KT. Born in Parkersburg W Va Nov 2 1856. Dora Clark his wife born in Chesterfield Ind Dec 7 1863, Eastern Star. Married July 29 1885.

MURRAY Wm. Stock dealer. No 29 S Beech SW cor E Jefferson. Born in Ohio Feb 18 ____. Evelyn Marean his wife born in Standish Me July 18 1856. Married May 4 1880. Children: Edith Alexene born Jan 25 1881; Florence born Nov 19 1885.

MYERS Benj. Bridgeman C&NW Ry. No 45 3rd Ave E SW cor Bell. ME Ch. ILH. Born in Ohio Nov 24 1849. Mary Maller his wife born in Ohio Apr 1 1850. Married Nov 2 1873. Children: Amsey born Sept 1 1874; Vera born Aug 23 1884; Theodosia born May 28 1886; Charles born Dec 1 1888.

MYERS Mrs Cynthia nee Husted. No 3 Main St 2nd floor. Born in Ill Nov 6 1870. Married Feb 27 1889. Children: Helen born May 31 1890.

MYERS G M. Pub of Evangelist. No 26 W Sherman. Born in Fayette Mo Aug 19 1838. Sarah Cox his wife born in Macon Mo Aug 12 1843. Married May 14 1863. Children: Mrs W F Greenlee (see); John T born Mar 1 1867, res Rio de Janeiro Brazil; Mrs Alicia Valentine born Sept 28 1869, res in Martinsburg W Va; Minnie born June 29 1874; William born Aug 30 1877; Charles A born Feb 1 1880.


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




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