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Posted Queries for February 1999


BOSWORTH posted by Darlene Connelley Rose on Tuesday, February 2, 1999

BOSWORTH, Ira Grow lived in Shellsburg, Iowa 1872 wife: Marietta Heath, children: Ina Marietta, Louis, Braydon

WYANT posted by Susan Wyant on Tuesday, February 2, 1999

I am looking for info on John Emery WYANT

KASTNER, PETERSEN posted by John Tendall on Tuesday, February 2, 1999

KASTNER/PETERSEN GER>Belle Plaine 1869 I am looking for any information on my ggrandparents, Anna KASTNER PETERSEN (b 26 Aug 1840 in Angeln, S-H, Germany) who emigrated in 1869 to Belle Plaine, and Christian PETERSEN (b.12 May 1835 in S-H, Germany). They met and married in or near Belle Plaine and moved in 1878 to Monroe township in Tama County.

HATCH, MILLER, SHAFFER posted by Shem R. Miller Jr. on Wednesday, February 3, 1999

MILLER,Nathan was born September 17, 1824 in Rockbridge Co. VA. He died September 01, 1895 in Benton, IA. He was married to Sarah Margaret SHAFFER, who was also born in VA. They had at least one son by the name of Erskine Mackelwe MILLER, who married Sarah Jane HATCH from Mount Ayr, Iowa. This is the only information that I have been able to retrieve on my GGGGrand Father Nathan Miller, any information would be very helpful. Thank You

BOGLE, INMAN posted by Roger Green on Wednesday, February 3, 1999

Eden Iowa Cemetery (There are two such cemeteries Looking for burial information for Eden Cemetery in Benton County, IA. I walked it in 1986 but I assume there are more burials than there are headstones. Who has an index to burials? Is there a 19th century register of internments? I am interested in INMAN and BOGLE families. Orsin Bogle died 1856 is probably buried here. Roger Green 1568 Athis New Orleans, LA 70122-2030.

BOGLE, INMAN posted by Roger Green on Wednesday, February 3, 1999

Eden Iowa Cemetery (There are two such cemeteries Looking for burial information for Eden Cemetery in Benton County, IA. I walked it in 1986 but I assume there are more burials than there are headstones. Who has an index to burials? Is there a 19th century register of internments? I am interested in INMAN and BOGLE families. Orsin Bogle died 1856 is probably buried here. Roger Green 1568 Athis New Orleans, LA 70122-2030.

posted by Leslie on Thursday, February 4, 1999

Benton County I am looking for address of Garrison Cemetery. Thank you Leslie

CRANSTON, VORIS, VORRIS posted by Rose Cranston on Thursday, February 4, 1999

CRANSTON took homestead in Benton County early 1850|S. Also am looking as to where a James CRANSTON is burried he died 1853 TO 1855. From family story is buried at Wild Cat Grove.?? also am related to VORRIS family Hanna Belle VORIS was 2nd great grandmother. thanks

DEMPEWOLF, SMITH, WIEDITZ posted by Marilyn Rasmussen on Saturday, February 6, 1999

J. D. SMITH, Frederick DEMPEWOLF, William WIEDITZ

BENDER, BOGLE posted by Roger Green on Sunday, February 7, 1999

BENDER, Isadori married Lawrence Marion BOGLE both of Benton Co, IA. Lawrence born 9/7/1896 and died 11/1951. Son, Lawrence died in auto accident 12/22/1950.

STARRY posted by Jack Starry on Tuesday, February 9, 1999

I am looking for the marriage record for Lucinda STARRY in Benton., IA ca 1852.

SHAFFER posted by Cheryl Shaffer on Thursday, February 11, 1999

Seeking any information on a Edward and Mary SHAFFER. Child Edson b. 1863 Vinton, Benton, IA. They were PA Dutch and spoke German. Had moved to NE by 1887.

HOOVER, STIFFLER, WRIGHT posted by Craig Allen Stiffler on Thursday, February 11, 1999

HOOVER/STIFFLER/WRIGHT - I am searching for any information on George W., John F., or Sarah A. STIFFLER who moved to Belle Plaine from Kosciusko County, Indiana between 1870 and 1880 along with their mother Catherine HOOVER and Allen HOOVER. I am also searching for information on George W. STIFFLER's wife, Emily Etta WRIGHT, whom he married on September 2, 1884. Any information would be sincerely appreciated. Thanks!

KEEFER, WHITE posted by Timothy D. White on Saturday, February 13, 1999

Eli B. WHITE or his wife Anna KEEFER-WHITE, I am looking for any information on the two of them living in Blairstown, Iowa, during the late 1870's or early 1880's. Anna died in October, 1882. I'm doing research for my ninety-year old father. Eli B. White is his grandfather. If you have any information about the White or Keefer families, I would appreciate your contacting me.

CRANSTON posted by Rose Cranston on Saturday, February 13, 1999

Our family homesteaded land in Canton township, Benton Co. Iowa 1853 or before,I have recieved a map showing where it is and etc. they first came to that county in 1853 from Iowa, I belive stayed just a few months and moved to Clinton, Iowa. According to family records. a James CRANSTON died while they were there, and the family buried him in Wild Cat Grove ,Benton Co, Iowa. Can you help me find that place???

MASON, SANDERS posted by Sheryl Reynolds on Sunday, February 14, 1999

Interested in a Oscar MASON married a Bessie Edna SANDERS from Vinton. Oscar MASON was from Shellsburg, Iowa

HARDER posted by Paul Harder on Monday, February 15, 1999

I am trying to find information about Elmer Eldridge HARDER...and Clarence HARDER. Elmer died in Belle Plaine, Fed, 10 1961 and Clarence, died in Keystone in later 1959. I would like to get copies of their death certificates for the beginnings of a genological search...I am Paul Harder, son of Elmer and Nephew of Clarence

CLEMONS, NORBY posted by Mary Supple on Monday, February 15, 1999

CLEMONS and NORBY: I am trying to find information on Hazel Jean CLEMONS. She was born in 1918 to Jess and Ida CLEMONS. They lived in the Belle Plaine area. She married Richard NORBY and they had four daughters, Nancy, Cheri, Susan and Linda. She left in 1954 and haven't heard from her since. I'm trying to find out her birthdate, marriages, divorces, and if she's dead or alive. Any info on CLEMONS or NORBY is appreciated. Thanks

HARDING, HICKMAN, NOBLE, PRYOR posted by Judy Yankovich on Tuesday, February 16, 1999

PRYOR, John and Kate Parents of Bertha PRYOR HICKMAN who died in 1905-1906. Married to Edward J. HICKMAN. Son is Thornton Edward HICKMAN. John PRYOR may be related to Thomas PRYOR (Born 1832, Died 6/8/1874), who is buried in the Evergreen cemetary in Vinton, Iowa. Thomas was married to Martha HARDING. They are the parents of Cora L. PRYOR NOBLE. She was married to Charles Geddes NOBLE. They adopted Thornton Edward HICKMAN after Bertha PRYOR died. Would like any info on any of the above individuals.

SODERSTROM posted by Norman Blomberg on Thursday, February 18, 1999

I am searching the Ole and Bertha (Britta) SODERSTROM family that immegrated to Norway Iowa about 1875. They had five children John, Andrew, Anna, Olof and Mary. Anna is my grandmother. Any information will help.

BOWER, SPRINGER posted by Kathleen Rizer on Friday, February 19, 1999

Jabez BOWER married Mary Hester SPRINGER in Benton Co., Iowa on 11 March 1869. I would like corresponding with someone researching this family. (I have earlier generations of the SPRINGER family to exchange.) Their children were: Hattee, Jane, William Annie, Alice, Emma and Belle Bower.

KASTNER, MISZNER, PETERSEN, PHILLIPS, RITTER, SCHULTZ posted by John Tendall on Sunday, February 21, 1999

PETERSEN Looking for any information on my ggranfather Christian PETERSEN (b 12 May 1835) in Rantrum, Schleswig-Holstein, emigrated to Belle Plaine area in 1869. Married Anna KASTNER there in 1870, moved to Monroe township in 1878 where they lived for 22 years before moving into Dysart. Children were Peter, Godfrey,Oreka(RITTER), Katerina(PHILLIPS),Maria(SCHULTZ) and Martha(MISZNER).

DEKLOTZ, LUKEN posted by Judy Jacobs on Monday, February 22, 1999

Searching for any information on a Minnie DEKLOTZ. Born Aug.20, 1893 died Jan.9, 1972 buried Shellsburg cemetery Jan. 12, 1972. For some reason I have ended up with the funeral notice in some family papers and have no idea where she fits in my family tree. I had LUKEN family in Wright co. in the 1890's and they moved to SD. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Judy Jacobs

KENNEDY posted by Emmett Brooks on Tuesday, February 23, 1999

I am looking for information on Louis KENNEDY b 22 Mar 1927 d Feb 1976 last know address Atkins, Benton Co., Ia

RANSOM posted by Loraine K. Prutzman on Tuesday, February 23, 1999

Seeking info in Benton Co about James Harvey RANSOM b. 10 Nov. 1868, Perry Hall Maryland. Moved to Lanark IL, between 1877 and 1880. with parents- Jameson Harvey and Mary Eliz.(Winchester) RANSOM. He had 7 brothers: Samuel C. ; Harley S; William W.; George E.; Nathan C.; Harry E.; and a sister, Margaretta May Ransom b Lanark 21 Nov 1880 Also interested in death dates of parents and any of the above, etc. as well as their descendants. Thank you for any info you might be able to provide. WE have a common Pennsylvania ancestor and lost track of this family after 1882.

RANSOM posted by Loraine K. Prutzman on Tuesday, February 23, 1999

Looking for information on James Harley RANSOM ,b. 10 Nov. 1868 in Perry Hall, Maryland. Raised in Lanark, Ill but later resided in or near Vinton or Blairstown, Benton Co.,IA May have had a daughter , Ruth RANSOM who played on the 1914 Girls basketball team and graduated from Blairstown H.S. in 1914 Any help will be deeply appreciated. Would like to contact descendants.

CRAWFORD posted by Ellen White on Tuesday, February 23, 1999

D. L. CRAWFORD, I would like to determine if he was buried in Benton County, maybe Jackson Township area, after 1860. D. L. Crawford was enumerated with son and family in the 1860 Census Jackson Township, age 58. Son; Samuel A. Crawford, spouse Mary Hull Crawford and one daughter, Emma. Samuel was wounded and died in the Civil War, 1863, burial places of Samuel and wife Mary also unknown.

COFFEE, ELLIS, GIBSON, ONEIL posted by Sharyn Bolton on Tuesday, February 23, 1999

My Ggrandmother Ella (Ellen) GIBSON was b 1874 in Iowa to Martha ELLIS GIBSON and John GIBSON. She later married in Chadron, NE to Edward Thomas ONEIL, 1895. Family history suggests Native American Heritage - I am at a loss. Thanks for any information. Also, COFFEE appears in connection to Ella. Another marriage before O'NEIL? Could have been a son named Dick COFFEE.

BRODY, FREEMAN posted by Irene Weinmann on Wednesday, February 24, 1999

BRODY, Looking for the ancestors of Hattie BRODY who married Edward Eugene FREEMAN. Hatte Brody is the daughter of Jesse Brody and Anna Pool. Born 3-20-1865 in Vinton, IA.

JUNK, SPRINGER posted by Kathleen Rizer on Thursday, February 25, 1999

Thomas SPRINGER is in the 1860 Benton Co., Iowa census, still single. He died 24 Sept 1887 in Linn Co., Iowa. Would like to know the fist name of his wife, whose surname was JUNK. When and where did they marry? Were there any children? (Thomas SPRINGER was born 25 Sep 1837 in Fayette Co., Penn.)




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