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HUNT posted by Todd Hunt on Friday, July 4, 1997

Charles Jonathan HUNT SR. lived with his son Charles Jonathan HUNT and his wife Margaret near Vinton, IA in Benton County 1852 - 1865. Jonathan Sr. died approx 1865 at the age of 77. I think he was from NY. Charles Jr. died approx. 1895 age 63. Margaret moved to NE and died between 1905 and 1910 near Loupe City, NE. While in Iowa Charles and Margaret had 9 children: George Washington, Mary Ann, Zurniak or Zuriah, John Daniel, Silas William, Charles Jonathan, Omenzo Granville, Amos Coy, and Margaret Lillian. Any information on Charles Sr., Charles Jr., Margaret (need maiden name), or the children would be greatly appreciated. These people were all great grandparents, grand aunts and grand uncles of mine.

BARNELL, JOSLIN posted by Tanis Diedrichs on Friday, July 18, 1997

I am seeking descendants of Aaron BARNELL, b. 1813 Columbiana Co. OH, d. 21 Mar 1877, Benton Co. IA, buried in Parker's Grove Cemetery, rural Shellsburg. He m. Elizabeth JOSLIN, 20 Jan 1831, Knox Co. Ohio. They lived in Indiana and Illinois before coming to Iowa in 1868. Their son Eleazer, Co. G, 77th IL, was killed in battle. Apparently Elizabeth never received a mother's pension because she lacked proof of marriage. She was last known to be living in the household of Isaac Ensley, a son in law, in 1887, in Dallas Co. IA, according to pension records of Eleazer. When did she die and where is she buried?

CONLEY, MCGREAGER, SHENEBERGER posted by Anita Sheneberger on Wednesday, July 23, 1997

Charles CONLEY b. abt 1794-1799 Eng., d. 1880-1900 Benton Co., IA, m. Mary b. abt 1796 - 1807 Eng., Known Children: Andrew b. abt 1838, Eng., William b. abt 1846 Eng., Located in the 1860 - 1900 Census. Andrew married Isabell MCGREAGER, their children were: Mary R. CONLEY, b. abt 1871 Benton Co., Jeannie Crosby CONLEY, B. April 28, 1886 Benton Co., Fora E. CONLEY b. abt 1878, Benton Co., Jeannie married Isaac James SHENEBERGER. William apperas in the 1870 census as a farm hand for the Andrew Park's family. If anyone has any connection or information about any of the above people, please contact me.

MCGREAGER posted by Anita Sheneberger on Wednesday, July 23, 1997

MCGREAGER - John b. abt. 1803 Scotland, m. Jane b. abt 1803 Scotland. Children were: Alexander b. abt 1831 Scot., Elin b. abt 1836 Scot., William b. abt 1838 Scot., Julia b. abt 1836 Scot., Isabell b. abt 1842 Scot., Jane b. abt 1844 Scot. This family was located in the 1860/1870 Benton Co., IA Census. If anyone has any information or connections please contact me. Thank you

BROWN, DONALD, JOHN, KROEHNKE, RIDGE, RIES, SMITH, TANGEMAN, VOORHIES posted by Anne Tangeman on Wednesday, July 23, 1997

Andrew Jackson VOORHIES, Rachel Rufin ST. JOHN, Moses Jackson DONALD, Arthur Jackson DONALD, Thomas RIDGE, Magdalena SMITH RIDGE, Lavina RIDGE, George Fredrick TANGEMAN, Amelia KROEHNKE, Earl Evertt BROWN, Grace Maud VOORHIES, Barbara RIES. All of the above named ancestors of mine were in Benton County, IA, after 1850 and well into the 1900's. I am interested in all of these families and what was it about Benton County, Iowa that drew people there during the late 1800's. This is the county where all of my family lines come together and I am just interested in knowing more about the county. I would like to know if there is a county history that lists business, farm owners, and the like for the last half of the 1800's. My gg grandfather Andrew Jackson Voorhies owed a store (I think) in Garrison but I have not found it refered to in any history or written description. I do have a timeline by my grandfather, Arthur Jackson DONALD, who married a daughter of the AJ Voorhies, and it states that Donald went into the retail business with his father-in-law in Garrison. Any help would be gratefully appreciated and I am willing and eager to share what I do have.

BORDWELL, HARGER, KENSINGER, RIEDEL posted by Kate Connerth on Wednesday, July 23, 1997

My 3rd Great Grandfather, Lyman BORDWELL (b.01/28/1808 NY), settled in Benton County Iowa in 1842. He married Sara Ann KENSINGER on 07/13/1842 in Benton, Canton or Linn County Iowa. Lymon died 06/10/1893 in Benton and Sara Ann died 05/14/1883 in Benton. To them were born, Sarah, Lucinda, William, Phebe/Eliza Jane?, Mary Ann, Caroline, Janes, Amanda, Emma. Caroline BORDWELL is my 2nd Great Grandmother. She was born 05/05/1854 in Benton, married John Allen HARGER 12/30/1874 in Benton. I am interested in any information on these two surnames. I am more than happy to share any information that I have. Also interested in the surname RIEDEL in Benton. Thanks!

AVERY, TRIPP posted by Pat Weber on Tuesday, July 29, 1997

I am searching for info on William H. AVERY who lived in Cedar Township, Benton Co. Iowa before 1878. Wife was Sarah TRIPP. They came to Iowa from Illinois after 1865. There were 5 children. Allison, Melville, Frank, Roy and Eunice. Roy and one brother were possibly raised in an orphanage??? He lists his mother as unknown. If anyone has any info on this family, I would greatly appreciate it.

ADAMS, BUTCHER, GRAY, LANGHAM, MIRACLE, MURPHY posted by Charla Hardesty on Thursday, July 31, 1997

Trying to find descendants of Luallen and Emeline Herron ADAMS. Moved to Taylor Twp. Benton Co., IA, about 1865. They are seen on the 1870 and 1880 Federal Census and the 1885 Iowa Census for that county. There were 17 living children: Mary Ann married John LANGHAM and lived in Vinton, Elizabeth married James S. GRAY and lived in Farnhamville, Calhoun Co., Iowa, Sylvana Margaret married William F. MURPHY and moved to Waterloo, Simon, John Allen, James Albert, Jane Clementine married George Washington BUTCHER and spent her final days in Oklahoma, Thomas Alfred, Mahala a blind girl who attended the school for the blind in Vinton, Louisa H., Tabetha May, Sara Alice, Joseph Fremont, William W., Benjamin Franklin, Nancy Emaline who married John Dixon MIRACLE, and Cornelius. Luallen and Emeline sold their property in 1886 and there is no record of Luallen ADAMS after that. Would like to find his final resting place and any descendants of his children.

DRAHOS, VICK, VOELKER posted by Frank Wolniak on Sunday, August 3, 1997

VICK, DRAHOS, VOELKER late 1800's. Jan VICK m. Anna DRAHOS in Czechoslovakia then emigrated to Belle Plaine, Iowa. This is based on information that I have been told, seeking data that would tie the VICK/DRAHOS family together in Benton County. They had several children one of which was my grandmother, Mary VICK, b. 1892. Mary VICK, m. Charles VOELKER around 1910 and it is possible the VOELKER'S were from Belle Plaine also.

HELM, PRICE posted by H. Andrew Brown on Saturday, August 9, 1997

Seek contact with descendants of Ben PRICE, born 30 May, 1887 IA, died June 1966, Vinton\Benton\IA. buried: Vinton's Evergreen. married: Esther HELM, d/o John HELM Jr.

GILCHRIST, THOMPSON posted by H. Andrew Brown on Saturday, August 9, 1997

Seek contact with descendants of Lester H. GILCHRIST. born May 1894, married: Edith M. THOMPSON (1894- d/o August & Cath. Larson). Edith born 05 May 1894, died December 1979. Last residence Vinton, Benton, IA lp. (Rockdale, Milam, TX).

HELM, PRICE posted by H. Andrew Brown on Saturday, August 9, 1997

Seek contact with descendants of Ben PRICE, born 30 May, 1887 IA, died June 1966, Vinton\Benton\IA. buried: Vinton's Evergreen. married: Esther HELM, d/o John HELM Jr.

BOGLE, FRY, SELLS posted by Roger Green on Friday, August 15, 1997

I am searching for information and or descendants of Valentine BOGLE or others named Bogle in Benton Co,IA. Andrew and Catherine FRY Bogle are buried at Eden, IA. Andrew born 1776 and died 1845. I am a descendant of Lutituia (Bogle) SELLS who lived at Shellsburg, IA and later relocated to MO and then to McCook, NE to live near her brother Valentine Bogle.

WARNER posted by Joanne Anderson Grauwen on Wednesday, August 20, 1997

Searching for information on Alice Rose WARNER b. 1861 Benton Co. Did she teach school in Vinton ca 1875-1885?

COULTER, SCOTT posted by Ray LaFever on Saturday, August 23, 1997

Nancy COULTER (b 1847) married James SCOTT (1841-1904)in Delhi, Delaware County, NY in 1870. James died in Belle Plaine, Iowa. Not sure when they moved to Belle Plaine, but they were recorded as living there in an 1889 will for Nancy's aunt. Seeking information on any children they may have had.

STARKWEATHER posted by Bill Starkweather on Sunday, August 24, 1997

I am looking for information about the STARKWEATHER families living in the Belle Plaine area from at least 1870 to 1900. My father was born in Belle Plaine August 20.1896.

GREEN posted by Kay Brumbaugh on Wednesday, August 27, 1997

GREEN,Samuel Vilas, b. 10/10/1830, in Alstead, N.H., migrated to Benton Co., IA., 1857 or 1858, along with w/Susan. Lived in Benton Co., near Cedar Falls, until 1868 or 69, when the family moved to NE Kansas. I would appreciate any information, which might help me research this family.

CARL, HANOUSEK, HOLAN posted by Diane C. Schumacher on Wednesday, August 27, 1997

I am researching HOLAN, Vincel (James) who married Anna HANOUSEK, and had a daughter named Agnes, probably born in the Belle Plaine area as they lived there for a while, and so did John Holan (Holland). Anything you can find for birthdates, deathdates, or any info on the HOLAN family would be appreciated. Also am related to the CARL family. Thank you.




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