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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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REJAHL Fred. Rejahl & Woodruff marble dealers. No 15 N Maple SW cor 2nd Ave E. Res No 78 2nd Ave E. K of P M&DG Assn of Ia. Born in Muscatine Co Ia Nov 1 1866. Susie Dunham his wife born in Marshall Co Ia June 19 1876. Married Mar 4 1894. Children: Cleo born Aug 31 1894; Claude born May 24 1896.

REMINGTON Floyd. Boards No 3 Main St.

RENNER Henry. Clerk at Grove House. Born in Ogle Co Ill June 5 1855.

RENSLOW Mrs Harriett nee Foy. Widow of Geo Renslow. No 41 3rd Ave E. Born in Whiteside Co Ill Nov 21 1856. Married Oct 3 1863. Children: Charles born Mar 9 1876, res in Chicago; Florence born Apr 23 1879; Fred born Sept 7 1880.

RHOADS J. Clerk in C&NW Ry office at depot. Presby Ch. AF&AM Tuscan Chap No 31. Born in Boone Ia Apr 25 1871.

RHODES David. Clerk. No 40 Main St. Boards No 11 E. Sherman. Born in Mechanicsville Ia July 27 1874.

RICE G M. Retired merchant. No 31 Locust St. Cong Ch. Born in Worthington Mass Oct 20 1825. Jane Burr his wife born same place Feb 4 1826. Married Sept 6 1848. Children: Arthur born Aug 17 1852, res St Paul Minn; Walter born June 7 1855, res in Milwaukee; Mrs H B Hidy (see).

RICE R J. Carp. No 36 S Oak. ME Ch Woodmen. Born in Lee Co Ia Aug 4 1851. Sophia Peterson his wife born in Norway Mar 19 1854. Luth Ch. Married Oct 2 1881. Children: Arthur born Oct 8 1882; Harry born May 22 1889; Jessie Apr 9 1893.

RICHARDSON Harper. Loco fireman. No 44 2nd Ave W. Redmen BLF. Born in Mercer Co Ill July 11 1867. Jane Wray his wife born in Rock Island Co Ill July 11 1871. Married Aug 13 1891. Children: Ida born Oct 3 1892; Harper born July 3 1894; Allen born Sept 8 1896.

RICHARDSON Riley. Loco fireman. No 13 Elm St. BLF. Born in Mercer Co Ill Apr 18 1872. Mary Henry his wife born in Ireland Nov 10 1875. Married Dec 10 1893. Children: infant born Aug 30 1896.

RIDENOUR Cyrus C. Machinist at roundhouse. No 30 N Pine. Redmen. Born in Iowa Co Oct 26 1872. Grace Brentlinger his wife born in Tama Co Ia Sept 6 1874. Cong Ch. Married Feb 26 1896. Children: Sarah born Aug 1 1896.

RIDENOUR Mrs Sarah. Widow. No 30 Pine. Born in New York City Oct 24 1839. Married Sept 30 1867. Children: Cyrus (see).

RILEY Mrs Elosia nee Sheets. Widow of Wm Riley. No 93-95 N Beech. Born in Benton Co Ia Sept 14 1858. Married Jan 4 1882. Children: Merlin born June 24 1884, died Nov 21 1887; Willifred born Nov 1 1888.

RILEY Frank J. Boards at No 14 S Maple. Tinner for Hosmer. Born in Belle Plaine May 23 1874.

RIPPIN Robert. Loco engr. No 25 N Pine SW cor 3rd Ave E. BLE AF&AM IOOF. Born in Canada Mar 24 1858. Jennie Scrimgeour his wife born in Iowa Co Oct 19 1861. Married Jan 1 1889.

ROBERTS F J. No 4 N Willow. ME Ch. Born in Madison Co NY Nov 7 1815. Martha Fellows his wife born in Sheffield Mass Mar 25 1815. Married Feb 5 1841. Children: James born 1841, died Aug 27 1878; Mrs Amelia Dodge born Mar 30 1843; Jessie born Jan 3 1845, res in Irving; Sydney born Jan 28 1848; Mrs Laura Finch born Apr 2 1859; Mary born July 5 1852, died Jan 16 1854.

ROBERTS J E. Carp. No 17 N Willow. IOOF. Born in Madison Co NY Nov 21 1835. Henrietta Potter his wife born in Oneida Co NY June 13 1843, ME Ch Rebekahs. Married Aug 21 1883.

ROBERTS Mrs M D nee Dingman. Widow of D L Roberts. No 23 N Oak. Bethany Ch. Born in NY Apr 20 1835. Married June 1851. Children: Hiram born May 8 1854; Sydney (see); Mrs Nora Ruhl born May 8 1866, res in Eagle Grove Ia.

ROBERTS Sydney. Painter. No 32 Walnut St. Bethany Ch. Born in Naperville Ill Jan 17 1857. Ada Dickover his wife born in Lafayette Ind Dec 14 1862. Married May 30 1880. Children: Sydney born June 27 1881; Ada born Oct 29 1890.

ROBERTS Thomas. Artesian well driller. No 33 W Lincoln. Born in Mt Vernon Ohio Aug 19 1853. Maggie Milversted his wife born in Iowa Co Ia May 28 1860. Bethany Ch. Married Dec 15 1878. Children: Jennie born Feb 13 1881; Jessie born Sept 1 1883; William born May 4 1886; Alice born Feb 2 1893.

ROBINSON John L. Bakery. No 29 Main St. Res No 30 N Oak. ME Ch. Born in NY July 23 1865. Minnie Keller his wife born in Benton Co Ia Oct 30 1869. Married July 18 1888. Children: Philancy born Mar 9 1890; Ruth born Sept 20 1892; Helen born July 3 1895.

ROBINSON Walter. Baker. No 29 Main St. ME Ch. Born in Tioga Co NY Sept 4 1835. Ida Pilbeam his wife born ____. Married Jan 20 1891. Children by first wife: John (see).

ROSENBERGER Oliver. Lab at Grove House. Meth Prot Ch. Born in Marengo Ia June 6 1874.

ROTHERMEL Frank. Shoemaker. No 45 4th Ave E. Born in Pa Dec 2 1854. Elmira Dargits his wife born in Ohio Aug 11 1852. Married Dec 16 1878. Children: George born Oct 20 1879; Sarah born July 28 1882; Rosa born Sept 8 1888; Earl and Pearl born June 25 1891; Esther born Sept 7 1893.

RUCKER George. Farmer. No 48 Locust. Born in Belle Plaine July 26 1856. Minnie Stone his wife born in Leroy NY Jan 13 1860. Married Oct 27 1880. Children: Edward born Feb 18 1883; Carrie born Oct 25 1884; Chad born June 15 1888.

RUCKER James. Mason. No 11 Myrtle St. GAR. Born in Monroe Co Ohio Dec 4 1831. Elizabeth Carpenter his wife born same place Apr 9 1830. Married Nov 23 1851. Children: Sarah born Sept 19 1852, died Oct 24 1868; John (see); Worley born June 11 1862; Mrs James Catron (see).

RUCKER John W. Restaurant. No 26 Main St. IOOF Woodmen. Born in Monroe Co Ohio Nov 19 1854. Susan Smith Greenlee his wife born in Iowa Co Ia Nov 23 1856, Rebekahs. Married Apr 9 1884. Blanche Greenlee, daughter of Wm R Greenlee and Susan Greenlee born Mar 28 1881.

RUCKER Noah. Ret farmer. No 61 N Oak. Born in Ohio Oct 28 1825. Amanda Shriver his wife born in Noble Co Ohio July 18 1832. Married in 1851.

RUCKER William. Res with son George No 48 Locust. Born Jan 22 1818.

RUCKER William. Sta engr. No 25 W Washington. Born in Ohio Mar 1 1846. Nancy Beard his wife born in Elkhart Co Ind Nov 17 1846. Married March 13 1871. Children: Purl born Apr 21 1873, AF&AM; Blanche born Aug 20 1879.

RUHL John. Drayman. No 44 3rd Ave E. IOOF. Born in Iowa Co Dec 9 1864. Hattie Hutchins his wife born in Genesee Ill Nov 3 1860. Married Sept 14 1886.

RUSH Mary. Widow of Francis Rush. No 42 S Beech St. Born May 26 1848.

RUSK Albertis L. Clerk. No 34 Main St. Res No 44 2nd Ave E. K of P. Born in Tama Co May 14 1857. Virgie Walters his wife born in Iowa Co Feb 12 1868. ME Ch. Married Dec 2 1891. Children: Amber born Sept 20 1894; Grant born Apr 4 1896; Angie England (see).

RUSK Daniel. Ret farmer. No 28 N Beech St NE cor 3rd Ave E. Cong Ch. Born in Warren Co Ohio Mar 12 1828. Sarah Lafferty his wife born in Miami Co Ohio Feb 28 1830. Married May 6 1851. Children: Mrs S P Van Dike (see); Mrs Harriet Reed born July 2 1853, died Jan 10 1880; William A (see); Layton (see); Albertis (see); Mrs Nolen born July 5 1861, res in Boone Ia; Leonidas (see); Mrs Joe Wheeler (see); Mrs Alice Roberts born Nov 20 1866, res in Boone Ia; Robert born Aug 11 1869, died Aug 29 1870; Mrs Clara Osborn born Mar 15 1872, res in Clinton Ia.

RUSK Layton. Car repairer. No 56 W Sherman. Born in Tama Co Ia Oct 7 1857. Mary Ealy his wife born in Benton Co Ia Feb 15 1859. Married Mar 8 1882. Children: Louis born Dec 5 1882; Mina born Apr 28 1884; Sarah born Aug 20 1887; George born Dec 23 1891.

RUSK Leonidas B. Hardware No 25 Main St. Res No 37 N Mapel NW cor 4th Ave E. AF&AM. Born in Tama Co June 20 1863. Jennie McGill his wife born in Wenona Ill Jan 7 1868. Cong CH. Married Oct 26 1887. Children: Wilbur born May 24 1893.

RUSK William A. Lab. No 9 Elm. Redmen. Born in Poweshiek Co Ia Sept 16 1853. Sarah Ealy his wife born in Green Co Tenn. Married July 3 1880. Children: Marvel born Apr 19 1882; Mable born May 17 1884; Jerry born Apr 19 1886; Ray born Feb 3 1892; Goldie born July 6 1894.

RUSSELL Mrs Sarah. Widow. No 24 Guinn St. Born in Tenn Oct 22 1836. Children: Mary born July 11 1874.

RYAN Albert J. Farmer. No 50 N Maple St. Cath Ch. Born in Poweshiek Co Ia Feb 4 1856. Maggie Irwin his wife born in Cedar Co Ia May 21 1858. Married Nov 13 1878. Children: Leo born July 6 1879; Frederick born Feb 6 1881; Maude E born Oct 12 1882; Albert born Jan 22 1886; Genevieve born Jan 4 1888; James born Aug 10 1891; John born Mar 31 1896.

RYAN John. Brakeman. Boards No 34 W Sherman. Born in NY Aug 28 1873.


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




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