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Posted Queries for December 2002 thru January 2003


KING, THOMPSON posted by Joan Meister on Monday, December 16, 2002

Beriah KING and his wife Lydia Malvina (THOMPSON) KING and four of their six children, George W., Willie, Nellie and Eva King, were living in Homer Twp., Benton Co., IA, according to the 1880 census. I am looking for Beriah's burial place or any other information on this family.

HENRY posted by Andrew M. Hendry on Tuesday, December 17, 2002

I am looking for the marriage dates for Joseph HENRY and Fred H. HENRY and spouses names. Also, the names and birthdates of their chidren. The marriages probably took place in 1895, June and September. I would be most grateful if I could find out how to locate the records. Most sincerely, Andrew M. Hendry ahendry@compusmart.ab.ca

MCDOWELL, STEPPHENS posted by Dahrl E. Moore on Wednesday, December 18, 2002

I am interested in any information on the nurder of Henry STEPPHENS on 26 Dec. 1876. This would include any cornor's inquest, newspaper article or death certificate if at all possible. Supposedly he sold horses in Vinton and was murdered on the way home, this being the family story. His wife's name was Margaret MCDOWELL, children, Harrison, James, Joseph, Mary Jane who was my husband's ggrandmother. Any and all help greatly appreciated. Dahrl E. Moore

MILLET, WHITSON posted by Alice Allen on Monday, December 23, 2002

Looking for more information on the Harrison WHITSON family, listed in the 1880 census in Harrison Co. IA as follows: Harrison Whitson, age 55 born TN Harriet Whitson, age 45 born NY Noble Whitson, age 15, born IL Hiram Whitson, age 10, born IA Hattie Whitson, age 7, born IA Martha Whitson, age 1, born IA This is more than likely Harrison WHITSON & Harriet MILLET who were married 30 Sept. 1854 in Jo Daviess Co. IL. Also would like to know the connection, if any, to other Whitson's in Benton Co.

BUTLER posted by Alva L. Van Houten on Tuesday, December 31, 2002

This is in answer to a previous query. William BUTLER, who lived in Benton County and I was looking for dod & burial, died 18 May 1901 and is buried in Westveiw Cemetery near La Porte City, IA (per his obit).

BIGLER posted by Meredith Bigler on Monday, January 13, 2003

John BIGLER was born June 24, 1812 in Switzerland. He came to the U.S. in 1833 and died December 17, 1867 in Parkers Grove Cemetery in Benton County, Iowa. I would like to verify his internment in this cemetery and wonder if any other family members are buried here as well. If you know anything about these individuals please contact me! Thanks and good luck in your research!

PEYTON, ROBISON posted by Allison Jenkins on Tuesday, January 14, 2003

ROBISON Looking for marriage certificate,information on Mariah C. ROBISON and her parents. She married Lorenzo Cleghorn PEYTON on Christmas Day, 1874 in Iowa. Possibly Benton County. Lorenzo lived near Troy Mills. Mariah was born in NY in 1847 and died in Sutherland, NE in 1910. Their children were Cyrus, Eva, Lewis, and Elmer PEYTON.

KILE, WHITCOMB posted by Wayne & Lorraine KILE on Sunday, January 19, 2003

Does anyone know anything about a Cheese Factory that was at Mt.Auburn in 1871? M.A. KILE was the chairman and O.B. WHITCOMB the secretary which is on page 13 of the booklet, Mt.Auburn, Cedar Twp 1871- 1971. O.B. WHITCOMB was my husbands Great Grandfather. We are not sure who M.A. KILE was, would like to know. Abraham KILE was my husbands Great Grandfather.

ROMMANN posted by Wayne Shannon on Monday, January 20, 2003

Looking for info on ROMMANN family, particularly Fred and Minnie. Fred died March 1958, born ca. 1874 in Iowa, probably Benton County.

CRESS, FOSSEN, HOPPER, MASON, SANDERS, VAN posted by Sheryl Reynolds on Tuesday, January 21, 2003

MASON CRESS VAN FOSSEN HOPPER SANDERS and connections to Shellsburg families in Shellsburg, Iowa Benton County I have tons of families in that area...

AKE, DAVIES, DAVIS, FRY, MORNINGSTAR, ONSTOTT posted by Stephanie Miller on Sunday, January 26, 2003

Would like to exchange information on the following families: ONSTOTT, from PA to Benton County about 1842, AKE from PA to Benton County about 1851, Daniel Ake's mother in law Anna or Maria FRY lives with them, Maria's son is William FRY. A child named Maria MORNINGSTAR lives with this family. Also interested in the name DAVIS, DAVIES in this area.

MARSH, USHER posted by Gayle on Tuesday, January 28, 2003

I am looking for any informtion on a Gilbert USHER, if I remember correctly, supposed to be mentioned in the 1880 sound index. He married Amanda M. MARSH, on November 4, 1859. (Linn County, Iowa) Any information on these two people would be appreciated.




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