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Posted Queries for October thru November 1997


ALWAY posted by Wayne Williams on Wednesday, October 1, 1997

I have been doing geneology on the ALWAY family. Last known residence is Traer, Iowa. Does anybody have info on this family.

ANDERSON posted by Joanne Anderson Grauwen on Thursday, October 2, 1997

Searching for information on James ANDERSON b. 1825 Pa d. in Shellsburg after 1870 by committing suicide. Father to Eliza J., Frank L., John, William, David, Frances Lee. His wife's name is Ann. Where is James ANDERSON buried? What happened to his family?

BUCHHOLZ posted by Lynn Staricka on Tuesday, October 14, 1997

BUCHHOLZ, Anthony; Jul 8, 1892.

DARLING, ZORNING posted by Jeanne Cox on Wednesday, October 22, 1997

I am looking for a family by the name of ZORNING. Either Henry or Herman. A wifes name may have been Pauline Mildred DARLING. They came to Benton Co. between 1870 and 1880 from Holstien,Germany.

DRAHOS, VICH, VICK, VOELKER posted by Frank Wolniak on Wednesday, October 22, 1997

VOELKER, VICK or VICH are surnames related to me. Verbal information from a relative put them in Belle Plaine in the 1880 - 1910 period. VICK / VICH was connected with the DRAHOS name there. Any input appreciated.

DRAKE, OPPELT posted by Donald S. Drake on Tuesday, October 28, 1997

My name is Donald S. DRAKE,born Oct 28 1914 IN Ramond ,Pacific.co,Washington. Searching for the parents of my Grandfather, William Sherman OPPELT. born Aug 16 1867 in Benton Co. Vinton Iowa, died Aug 26 1926 in Chehalis, Washington 8 Children,Harold,Orville,Wilbur,John Alvin and ,Vena Oppelt { My Mother} all born in ashington state. I Think the oppelt family came from Gorletx Germany about 1750 and settled in Lititz.Lancaster,,Co.Pa

GILLIS, NOYES, SHURTLEFF posted by Frances Gossett on Tuesday, October 28, 1997

Stanford Clifton GILLIS, Hezron GILLIS, Hezron Clyde SHURTLEFF, Mary Frances NOYES, Evaline

DENMAN, HOLLENBECK posted by Cyndy Irvine on Wednesday, October 29, 1997

Searching for info on Moses DENMAN, & wife Jane, who appear in 1860 & 1870 fed census in Taylor Twnshp, Benton Co., also info on my g grandfather Adolph "Will" HOLLENBECK who may have married one of their daughters. Any info would be appreciated, thank you, Cyndy Irvine.

FORSYTHE, SHAFFER posted by Tamara Seeker on Thursday, October 30, 1997

Seeking Benton County info re: SHAFFER family of 1880 including Catherina & Daniel W. FORSYTHE family of 1880 including: Louisa C.

SAUNDERS posted by Jean Allen on Sunday, November 2, 1997

I'm looking for more information about my ancestors who lived in Vinton, Benton, IA. Names are Frances SAUNDERS, b abt 1783 Pittsylvania, VA. married Stacia Mays, b abt 1790, Pittsylvania, VA. They moved to Benton County, IA. Their daughter Stacia Ann Saunders married John Alexander Davis b 1825, Belmont, OH. May 1847 in Danville, Vermillion, IL. John A. and Stacy moved on to Augusta, Butler, KS. J.A. was son of William Davis, probably b in VA, lived in Belmont, OH. Davis is so common it is difficult. Thank you very much.

PAKASTY, POKESTY, VARNEY posted by Barbara Cornia on Sunday, November 2, 1997

Looking for information on Mary PAKASTY (POKESTY) -spelling of last name unsure b. March 1875 we believe in Bohemi. Married to Herbert Aurthur VARNEY b.. 27 Aug. 1857 in Freemport, Maine on 24 Dec. 1894 in Marshalltown, Marshall Iowa. Their four children, Nathan Hawkes b. 23 Oct 1895, Clifford b. 31 Jan 1897, Glen b. 31 Aug 1898 were born in Van Horne, Benton, Iowa. Mary's parents were named James and Mary Anna and they immigrated from Bohemia. (Aug. 7/97

ANDREWS, BAILEY, BOYLES, VARNER posted by Shelby Roth on Sunday, November 2, 1997

George BAILEY married Barbara VARNER on 21 November 1850 in Belmont County, Ohio. They later moved to Benton County, Iowa where he died on 13 March 1871. Barbara was daughter of John and Irena (ANDREWS) VARNER. Their daughter, Anna Maria BAILEY married Isaac Newton BOYLES. Looking for information on George BAILEY such as parents, siblings, etc. When and where was he born?

FELKER, THOMPSON, WARNER posted by Steve Bender on Wednesday, November 5, 1997

THOMPSON-FELKER--Am looking for information about the families of George Thompson and Florence Felker Thompson. He died about 1900 as the result of an industrial accident at age 48. She died in 1952. She lived on E 5th Ave in Vinton until her death. My Great grandmother. WARNER--Looking for information about the family of Erwin Warner, my Great-great uncle. He was born in Northhampton Co, Pa 1-26-1850 and died in Vinton on 11-16-1922. He was married, but that is all I know about him and his immediate family. His brother Was Peter Warner of Vinton and his sisters were Gertrude Warner ??? and Elizabeth Warner Bender--also of Vinton.

SEWELL posted by Kelly (Sewell) Sowmick on Wednesday, November 5, 1997

I am looking for information on David Fenton SEWELL who was buried in Benton County in 1903. His children were :Samuel, Charles, Angile,Elijah, Elizabeth,Oliver Perry, Lydia, Samantha and Alice. I amtrying to find out more about his parents. Father was James Sewell and his mothers name is unknown. Thank you for any help

IRONS posted by Phyllis Paulsen on Sunday, November 9, 1997

Charles Franklin IRONS

HOMIRE, JUNGE, KIESEL posted by Casey Ward on Wednesday, November 19, 1997

I am looking for any information on the HOMIRE family of Benton County. William HOMIRE married Sherlotte KIESEL. they had two children Lewis who married Helena JUNGE and Anna Homire which I have no info on. If any one knows the parents of William Homire or any thing about these people please let me know.

BAKER, BLUE, KECK posted by Richard Blue on Friday, November 28, 1997

BAKER: Emanuel Baker of Bedford Co., PA came to Benton Co. in 1855 to settle in Eldorado Twp. He was later joined by brothers Lloyd Russel Baker and John Baker. Bakers intermarried with KECK and BLUE. Several members of next generation moved to Cherokee Co., IA. Would like to exchange information. blue@pilot.msu.edu

GREASER posted by John Cook on Sunday, November 30, 1997

Looking for information on a GREASER family that I believe moved to Benton Co from PA abt. 1851. Is there an Iowa state census for 1856 available...and anyone who has access to it or can tell me how to get access. Thanks.

BROOKS, LEDGER, MARTIN, WICKHAM posted by Louise Rustad on Sunday, November 30, 1997

BROOKS, Mary Rebecca, might be MARTIN, married William Francis WICKHAM, 18 Feb 1888. Their daughter Edith May married Frank Allan LEDGER, 17 Sept 1906.

RINDERKNECHT posted by Mary Tibbetts on Sunday, November 30, 1997

Looking for Martin RINDERKNECHT b abt 1814 Germany. Emigrated late 1850's may have stayed in Penn a short time. In 1860, he applied for citizenship in Linn Co. (second marriage?) to Margaret ? in 1864. Their dau, Christena b 25 Oct 1865 lived in Palo Iowa. After 1870 Census Martin disappeared. They had other children, one named Joe. If anyone had any connection to these Rinderknechts, please contact me. Thank you kmary@aol.com




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