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Posted Queries for September thru November 2002


NIHART posted by J. M. Young on Saturday, September 7, 2002

Looking for info on the parents of Elias NIHART. Father, George NIHART, probably buried in Benton County. Mother unknown. Also info on Elias' wife, whom I believe was named Rachel, surname unknown. Thanks! j m young

ERLAND, OLSON posted by Brian Erland on Thursday, September 19, 2002

ERLAND - OLSON Looking for any information or individuals from the family of Segnor and Sarah ERLAND. Segnor was born in Tysvaer, Norway on 4 Jan 1841. He emmigrated to the US and join the Union army to fight in the Civil War. In 1868 he bought a farm in Eldorado twp. Sarah Ann OLSON was born in LaSalle Co, ILL 23 Sep 1851. She moved with her parents, Ole Olson Hetletveit and Bertha Toresdatter Danielson, to Benton Co in 1865. Segnor and Sarah had 9 children: Elizabeth, Oscar, Otto, Mathilda (Tilly), Porter, Chester, Charley, Clarence, and Elmer.

BURKE, MCNETT posted by Kim Corlis on Thursday, October 3, 2002

Looking for family BURKE, William T. born in 1848, died 1904 in Glasgow, Montana. His first wife was "Nellie"(we believe short for something else) MCNETT who ws born in Michigan. They had two daughters Rose b. 1889 and Nellie b. 1893 in Montana. Mother died in childbirth and William remarried. At time of his death his daughters were split between relatives and sent away. Rose went to live with (???) in Vinton, Benton co., Iowa. does anyone recognize this story?? Email me.

BAIRD, MULLAN, MURPHY posted by Brenda Magee on Friday, October 4, 2002

BAIRD , MURPHY : Am looking for more information on Bernard & Luella ( BAIRD ) MURPHY & their descendants. I know 2 of their children ( Louise & Edward ) moved to Oak Park , IL around 1920. And Helen moved to Waterloo, IA & was married to Alfred MULLAN.

PRISER, SPARRENBERGER posted by Brian Erland on Wednesday, October 16, 2002

SPARRENBERGER - PRISER: Henry Sparrenberger came over with his father John from Weisbaden, Germany. The first date that I have showing them in Benton Co is 1869. Henry married Sophia Priser and they had the following children: Kathrina, 1866-NY, Christion, 1867-NY, Gertrude, 1869-IA, Henry, 1871-IA, Nancy, 1872-IA, Lottie, 1874-IA, Charles, 1875- IA, Ella, 1878-IA, Daughter, 1 mo old 1879-IA and Margaret, 1883-IA They owned a farm in section 28 of Fremont Twp. Appreciate any information you might have.

MEEKS posted by Eleanor Robb on Saturday, October 26, 2002

I am looking for info about Will and Ida MEEKS who lived in or near Shellsburg in the early 1900's. I believe they had at least 1 dau named Mary. I am esp looking for the parents and siblings of Will. Thanks in advance for any help anyone can send.

HELDT posted by Carolyn Sanders on Wednesday, October 30, 2002

Need proofs of births for children of Johannes & Emma HELDT of Belle Plaine: William b. 3 Mar 1879, Thomas b. 8 Aug 1883, Hulda b. 10 May 1887. I know that Emma & Hulda were later active in ME Church after moving to another county, but don't know about this family's church affiliation during the 1880's. Does anyone have a suggestion?

SHIELD HOUSE posted by Kelly Loveless on Tuesday, November 5, 2002

"SHIELD HOUSE" In the 1860 census of Taylor Township, there was a reference made to "Shield House" Does anyone have an idea to what this may refer?

COLE posted by Charles E. Hawkins on Friday, November 8, 2002

COLE, Eddy J., wife Dicy located in Benton County, Blaristown 1870 Census. One child Ezra born somewhere in Iowa 1856. Family went back to IN during 1860 era then were back in Blairstown IA in 1870. Had a dau Malissa J. born early 1865, also somewhere in Iowa. Trying to determine children's birth counties. Any ideas other than county by county correspondence?

KREGER posted by Jo-Anne McDonald on Sunday, November 10, 2002

KREGER I am interested in any information regarding this family who lived in Iowa township from 1860 - 1880 or so. Father William, mother Catherine, sons William, Fred, Henry and Levi. They owned land in section 22 and 23 of this township.Lose track of them after about 1880.Any information appreciated. Would really like to find a burial site for some.

BREIHOLZ, SELKEN posted by Debra Breiholz/cluff on Sunday, November 10, 2002

I am looking for information on George and Frank BREIHOLZ. They married two SELKEN girls in Vinton, Iowa I think.

JONES posted by LaVonne Edeker on Monday, November 25, 2002

Looking for information about a possible Orphan Train stop in Vinton in June of 1894. Walter JONES was placed with someone in Vinton at that time. We would appreciate finding a photo, newspaper article or any other record that might be available. His daughter would like to find out some information about his early life. Thanks.

BARTON posted by Montgomery Gibson on Wednesday, November 27, 2002

Mary BARTON (1847-1918), wife of Orlo Bennezette BARTON at the 1900 census lived in Canton Township. Would someone be able to find where she is buried and maybe even send me a tombstone picture? Thanking you for any help...




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