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Posted Queries for April thru June 2009


ILLIAN posted by E Goering on Sunday, April 5, 2009

Can anyone confirm the death date and burial location of Louis Frederick ILLIAN. The information I have is he was born in Alsace Lorrine, Germany 11 Dec 1847, he came to the US about 1851. He became orphaned in 1863, living in Rockingham Township, Scott County, Iowa. I have unconfimed info that he died 7 Dec 1905 in Keystone, Benton County, Iowa.

BLINKINSOP posted by John A. Andresen on Thursday, April 16, 2009

I am researching the BLINKINSOP family and looking for a obit for Laverne Edwin BLINKINSOP died in Mountain View, Howell Co. Missouri. on 17 JAN, 1955 and was buried in Belle Plaine, cem. as per his death cert.

HENDERSON posted by Kelly Yarnes-Schott on Sunday, April 19, 2009

I am looking for the death records of George HENDERSON (civil war) he mustered at Vinton in May 25th 1863 then was sent to Company H 7th Cavl reorganized. we had found records that he was 18 years old and a drummer boy, he drown in the creek at Fort Leavenworth, and was buried there. But can not longer find the information. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you Kelly Yarnes-Schott

FISKE, MECUM posted by Kathleen Cary on Thursday, April 30, 2009

Searching for Marriage Record for Charles G FISKE and Lillie Frances MECUM, licensed 7-21-1903 in Vinton, Benton Co, IA. Returned 7-22-1903, Registered 8-22-1903. I found this marriage in the book of marriages on micro-film but would like a photocopy of the actual document.

BOGLE, DUFRESNE, JACOBSON, TALLENT posted by Mary Lou Cook on Monday, May 11, 2009

DUFRESNE, BOGLE I am looking for info on Arhtur DuFresne and Ollie Bogle they had Ray DuFresne and George DuFresne that i know of George was my father my mother was Bonnie TALLENT I have a picture of George,James and Lola DUFRESNE (JACOBSON) I am not sure who James belonged to

GERMAN, SMITH, WARDEN posted by Debbie Haining on Tuesday, May 19, 2009

WARDEN or GERMAN Looking for information on: Willard Sims WARDEN Marie Belle GERMAN Eber Almond GERMAN Pearl Elizabeth SMITH Thanks!

BUSSLER posted by David Dickinson on Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Seeking info on a BUSSLER family which farmed in Benton Co. in the 1880's. They emigrated from Germany.

DICKINSON posted by David Dickinson on Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Seeking information on Titus DICKINSON (who came to Benton Co. in Oct. 1856) and/or his descendants. His oldest son, Stephen, came to Benton Co. in 1871. Leonard DICKINSON was mayor of Shellsburg around WWI.

CALDERWOOD, NEILL, REID, ROSSELL, RUSSELL posted by Margaret Adams on Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Am looking for information regarding the CALDERWOOD sisters; Margaret was married to Wm O'NEILL. Other sisters were Rachel, Elizabeth, Jane, Sarah and Jenina. Particularly interested in Elizabeth who married Mr. RUSSELL/ROSSELL. They lived in Belle Plaine the 1880s. Rachel married William J. REID

MOULDS posted by Claudia Vokoun on Friday, June 12, 2009

Do you have a picture of Sarah MOULDS b 1818 in England d July 31, 1891 and her daughter Sarah MOULDS b March 16, 1850 d Jun 9, 1935. Mother and daughter and both lived in Shellsburg.

COFFMAN, LEANSBEE posted by DeNell Estes on Monday, June 15, 2009

I am looking for ancestors of Leonard Franklin "Frank" or L.F. COFFMAN born Dec. 19, 1878 or 1875 possibly in Belle Plaine. We know he was in Texas by 1899 and may have run away from home. He died 10-26-1914 in Callahan County, Texas. His obit stated he had a mother and sister living in Iowa. Family info states his father was Charles COFFMAN and his mother's maiden name was LEANSBEE. He may have had a brother Walter. Any Info or leads would be appreciated.

WELLS posted by Carolyn Wells on Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Looking for an obituary for Erasmus WELLS who died in Gravette, Benton Co., IA on 3/5/1910. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

BASSETT, KNAACK posted by Marcia Rottinghaus on Thursday, June 18, 2009

looking for Michelle BASSETT-KNAACK

OPHEIM, OPHINE posted by Patty Neal Volker on Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hello, In the Florence census there are quite a few OPHINE names. I believe that these are my OPHEIM family who came from Norway and stayed in Benton County for a few years before moving to Norway (Thor) in Humboldt County where they resided for many years. Patty Neal Volker




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