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Black Hawk County, IA

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Presented here are some of the mailings which have been sent to the IABLACKH mailing list.
They are not complete digests of the mailings, just some important notes to each of us, and
family information which is shared in the list.

You will find a mix of family information and also links to help us in our searches.You also can search
the archives for the IABLACKH mailing list at the following sites.

**As emails are discovered not working, links will be disable and marked with red.  K and K 19 Jun 2017
Please let us know if you come across non-working emails!  Thank you  K and K 6 Oct 2020

As of this date, all email addresses will be disabled.  If you want your current email added once again, contact me and I will take care of it.
Mailing lists are rapidly disappearing in lieu of other forms of communication and with emails going bad, we need to disable until they are corrected.  Karen D. 19 Apr 2022

Thanks to all who helped me to find this book. I have received the address of where it might be purchased and would like to share it with anyone interested in a very good in-depth book written about many families who migrated to Black Hawk Co, IA and the history of that area. This was written by Ida B. Snavely. The price for the book is $5.00 - a bargain I would say. It has 99 pages and is spiral boundIt can be purchased through:
Women's Work
c/o South Waterloo Church of the Brethren
6227 Kimball Ave.
Waterloo, Iowa 50701-9261
Tele: 319-232-3125
Barb Anderson
I am passing this on-I ran across sections of it on my g-grandfather at ancestry.com. Now he may have been progressive and immigrant makes good, but he was just a hardworking local dentist. Maybe someone else will find an 1890s relative in this book The book is: Gue, B.F---Biographies and Portraits of the Progressive Men of Iowa. Des Moines: Conaway & Shaw Publishers, 1899. This contains the biographies and photographs of the pioneers and of the progressive men who participated in making Iowa history. These men include early explorers and settlers, leaders in business, politics and the professions. Also included in this database is a historical sketch of Iowa.
Dear Ms. Dobyns,
Actually, obituaries are posted on our website for only one week. We do have an in-house database that goes back to May of 1991 which is keyword-searchable. Prior to that time, we do not have any sort of compiled obituary index. Our library started in the 1940s, so after that time we have clipping files, and can search under a person's name to see if they have a file. If they do not, or if the obituary is not in the file, we would need someone to provide us with the exact date of death in order to find it on the microfilm. The paper started late in 1859 and we do have microfilm from that time up to the present.
Although we do our best to fulfill obituary requests, we have limited time and personnel, so sometimes we have to suggest to people that they hire a private researcher. The Waterloo Public Library also has the complete run of the Courier on microfilm, so if people have extensive research to do, we suggest that they go there.
Please give me a call if you have any more questions. My number here is (319) 291-1477, or you can call the toll free number (800) 798-1702, and ask to be transferred to the library.

Teresa Dahlgren

Thought that this would be of interest to the group http://www.wcfcourier.com/
The obituaries are listed online for six days. After that, they are saved on our internal database.
If I might also add to your above comment as to the Waterloo, Cedar Falls Courier. I was in need of a copy of the trial of one of my ancestors and gave all the details that I could. I sent a letter to Teresa Dahlgren who was at that time the Newsroom Librarian and was very pleased with the help that I got. In fact she even sent me a couple of follow ups that occurred in later months. For those that are interested in the address is as follows,
Waterloo - Cedar Falls Courier
501 Commercial Street
P.O. Box 540
Waterloo, Iowa 50704-0540
Ph. # 319-291-1400
Attn. Teresa Dahlgren
Now this information that I received was back in 1999 so don't know if Teresa is still there. The copies that were sent to me were of great quality and don't think that anyone will be disappointed.


2. They do not have the person-power to do general searches. In order for them to look up something in particular you would have to be "pretty specific" in the information you are looking for.

I hope this helps clear up any questions about the library and what can be sought from them. If you have any questions you would like to ask them about, their number is 319-291-4521. This is the general number and you just tell them you have a genealogical question and they connect you with the right person.

(** my direct line)Erastus Ward m. Mary (?) d. 1822 (1 child known so far) (A brother of Erastus was named James).
**George F. (b. 1817 Brandon, Rutland Co, VT) m. E. J. Watson (b. 10/29/1825 Akron OH) Date/place of marriage: 4/10/1844, Chicago, Lake Co,
George F. Sr. and E.J.'s Children:
------Mary Ellen Ward m. Herman WOOD
------Charles Ward
------George F., Jr
------**Fred A. (b. 1864 Wheaton IL; d. 5/21/1922) m. Agnes Crescentia
Dunnwald/Dunwald (b. 12/7/1868 Waterloo, Blackhawk Co, IA; d. 4/7/1947) Date/place of marriage: 10/7/1896, Waterloo, Blackhawk Co, IA
**Fred A. and Agnes' Children:
------George Henry (b. 11/4/1897 Waterloo, Blackhawk Co, IA; d. 5/6/1956) m. Esther RATHGEBER (b. 4/10/1894 Kingston NY; d. 10/11/1983) Date/place of marriage: 4/19/1938 (No children found as yet)
------Louis Charles (b 3/14/1899 Waterloo, Blackhawk Co, IA; d. 6/16/1960) m. Eleanor Marie THEN (b. 10/3/1902 St. Cloud, MN; d. 1/7/1964) Date/place of marriage: 7/11/1922 (Children: Louis Donald b 1924; James Arthur b 1928; Charlotte Ann b. 1930; Richard Victor b 1936)
------Gertrude Kathryn (b 1/17/1903 Waterloo, Blackhawk Co, IA; d 5/18/1964)
------Ruth Josephine (b 10/31/1905 Waterloo, Blackhawk Co, IA; d 3/22/1981) m. Stanislaus (Stanley) KUFFEL (b 3/24/1905 Grahman, MN) Date/place of marriage: 8/16/1928 (Child(ren) Robert)
------Agnes Henrietta (b 8/28/1910 Waterloo, Blackhawk Co, IA) never married. Became a nun at age 14.
------**Marie (b 10/12/1900 Waterloo, Blackhawk Co, IA; d 4/1983 St. Paul, Ramsey Co, MN) m. John Morton Shock (b 10/4/1888 Lake Geneva, Walworth Co, WI; d 6/1951) Date/place of marriage: N/A (Children: Charles, Arlene, Mary, Gertrude (Trudy), Patricia)
**John and Marie's children:
------Charles (b 7/2/1922 St. Paul, Ramsey, MN) m. Edith Irene (?)
------Arlene (b 1/10/1924 St. Cloud, MN) m. Jack Harold Jennrich (b 3/25/1924; d. 8/27/1989 Cottage Grove, MN) Date/place of marriage: 3/4/1944 (had 4 children, one set of twins);
------** Mary Louise (b. 8/9/1926 St. Paul, Ramsey, MN; d. 5/1994 Durand, Pepin Co, WI) m. [1st] William Rufus Birchall, DIV, (had 3 children (two sons died at birth or shortly after), daughter adopted by third spouse); [2nd] m. Leon Patrick McHale, DIV, (no children); [3rd] m ** Clinton Edward Walter (b. 3/11/1926 Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, WI; d. 12/6/1983 Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co, WI) (Children: Sandra Lee {adopted from Mary's first marriage}; Candace Lou; Debra Kay; Judy Lynn), DIV, [4th] m. Donald Robert Haase (d ?1983 St Paul, Ramsey, MN);
------Gertrude (Trudy) Drusilla (b. ? St. Paul, Ramsey, MN; d. 3/201997 Roseville, MN) m [1st] George Bowne, DIV, (no children); [2nd] Hubert
Walter Fagerstrom, (had 1 child, later adopted by 3rd spouse), DIV, (Child: Kimberly Mary (b. 5/1953 St. Paul, Ramsey, MN); [3rd] m. Bernard Joseph Robichaud, Sr. (Children: Adopted Kimberly Mary; Bernard Joseph Jr; Christopher John);
------Patricia Ann (b. 1930 St. Paul, Ramsey, MN; d. 1941 St. Paul, Ramsey, MN).

(More recent generation info available upon request due to privacy issues.)
Additional info that I have:Taken from the Biographical Sketches of the History of Black Hawk County:

George F. Ward, one of the leading citizens of Black Hawk Township, was born in Rutland County, Vermont, in the town of Brandon, May 1, 1817, a son of Erastus and Mary Ward. His mother dying when he was about five years of age, he was taken to the home of his uncle, James Ward, with whom he lived till sixteen years of age, when he commenced life on his own account. He located in Michigan in 1833, and came to Chicago in 1836, then a village, where he remained about ten years. He is now a member of the Old Settlers' Society of Chicago, which is composed of men who resided in that city prior to 1840. Mr. Ward was married in Chicago, April 10, 1844, to Miss E. J. Watson, who was
born in Akron, Ohio, October 29, 1825, her father, N. W. Watson, becoming a resident of Chicago in 1842. They have a family of five children---Mary Ellen, wife of Herman Wood, of Amador, California; Charles, in the employ of the American Express Company; George F., Jr., and Fred A., residing at home. Mr. Ward has done what few men can boast of. He has made the whole distance from Boston, Massachusetts, to San Francisco by wagon. In 1850, he crossed the plains to California, where he was engaged in mining for two years, returning in 1853. In the spring of 1854, he visited Black Hawk County, Iowa, and purchased 560 acres of land in Black Hawk Township. He then returned to
Chicago and in the fall of the same year he again visited Black Hawk County and bought 120 acres more. At the outbreak of the Rebellion, Mr. Ward assisted in recruiting Company C, Twelfth Illinois Cavalry, of which he was commissioned Second Lieutenant. The regiment did duty in the Army of the Potomac and was one of the most gallant civalry regiments in that army. The regiment was employed most of the time in the Shenandoah Valley till September, 1862. It was under General Miles at Harper's Ferry, and surrounded by General Jackson's rebel force when the officers of the Twelfth Illinois Cavalry and the Eighth New York Cavalry, with a few of the Maryland Cavalry, received permission from General Miles to cut their way out if they were able. They did so, thus saving themselves from being included in that disgraceful capitulation, and for their gallantry on that occasion they received the applause of the whole nation. In making their way out they captured a train of seventy-three wagons belonging to General Longstreet's corps. Lieutenant Ward was disabled in the retreat, by being thrown from his horse, and was so injured as to necessitate his discharge and entitle him to the pension which he now receives. During his service, he was promoted to First Lieutenant. In 1864, Mr. Ward became a resident of Black Hawk County and soon after coming here he settled on section 28, Black Hawk Township, where he remained till 1870. He then resided ten years in Waterloo, and in 1880, settled in his present residence on Section 34, where he has a valuable farm of 380 acres, his residence and farm buildings being among the best in his part of the county. Mr. and Mrs. Ward are known and respected throughout the county, and friends and acquaintances are always extended a hearty welcome at their hospitable home. In politics, Mr. Ward affiliates with the Democratic party. He is a member of Waterloo Lodge No. 105, A. F. & A. M., and also belongs to the chapter at Waterloo.

In another publication....America Heraldica.....a compilation of Coats of Arms, Crests, and Mottoes of Prominent American Families settled in this country before 1800...there is written..(also a picture of the crest)

John Ward, a Cromwellian officer, is mentioned in the records of Newport, R. I., as being settled there in 1673. A descendant of his, Governor Richard Ward, of Rhode Island, has his tombstone, with the armorial bearings we give, in the old Newport churchyard. We also find a William Ward, settled already, in 1639, at Sudbury, Mass. And, finally, Andrew Ward, received a freeman of Watertown, Mass., in 1634, accompanied the Davenport and Eaton expedition to Connecticut, and settled there. It is well known that this colony was only composed, at the start, of men of high standing and respectable connections. The descendants of the last-named Ward settled also in Westchester County, N. Y., and made constant use of the arms we give.

Crest: A wolf's head, erased: proper---langued, gules.
Mottoes: Non nobis solum. (Not for ourselves alone.)......Sub cruce salus.
(In the cross is salvation.)

Bolton: History of Westchester Co., N.Y., I., 254
New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, VI., 123
W. H. Whitmore: The American Genealogist, 1875.
New England Historical and Genealogical Register, XXII., 115
John Ward: Memoir of Lieutenant Colonel Sam Ward, etc. 1875
Sir Bernard Burke: The General Armory of England, etc., 1884
The Book of Family Crests, II., 484

Kevin Kelly
My g-g-father Patrick D. Kelly was one of six siblings who came toAmerica with their widowed mother, Catherine Fleming Kelly, who died in Wisconsin where the children were working (mining, farm labor) and marrying. Eventually four of the siblings spent some time in Iowa. TheKelly's were Timothy Kelly (died in Wisconsin), John D. Kelly and Johanna Lynch Kelly (Tama County, then Winnebago County), Mary Kelly Harrington, Margaret Kelly Hegarty, Julia Kelly Dunn (moved to Houghton County, Michigan in 1860's and probably died there), and Patrick D. Kelly and Catharine Barry Kelly.

Kelly's and their kin lived in Black Hawk County from the time Patrick D. purchased his first 80 acres in Lincoln Township in 1868 until the present day. John D. Kelly's son Michael was city attorney and then postmaster of Waterloo. Many of the Barry's also moved on from Wisconsin to Iowa.

One of the Kelly daughters (Margaret Kelly Hegarty) had daughters who married in Black Hawk County. Mary Hegarty married Jeremiah Sullivan in 1892. Hannah Hegarty married Dr. Thomas Thornton. Hannah had many children. She and her mother are buried in the Immaculate Conception Church cemetery at Blessing (south of Hudson) in Lincoln Township.

Michael Lynch bought 80 acres next to P.D.'s place on the same day. He married Mary Harrington (daughter of Mary Kelly Harrington) and they had three children by 1880.If any of these names are connected with your family or you have run across them in your researches, please drop me a note.

Janice M. Burkhardt
Those are the names I am looking for:
Miller - there were seven children (Mary Ann, Henry, Jane Adaline, Isaac, Belinda, Lucinda and George) and their mother Rebecca Livengood Miller who came to Iowa from Ohio in 1854 with their father/husband Jacob Miller and he died enroute near the Iowa/Illinois border. Note to Cathie: one of Isaac Miller's sons - Orvie married Nellie Tiller - also Nellie's sister married Ralph Sunderlin.
Robbins - came to Iowa from Union ME and married my grandmother Eppie Lavurne Sperry
Sperry - came from Wisconsin
Hodgson / Lundy (of Quaker descent) came from NC>OH>IL>IA went to Kansas and back to Black Hawk County
Riddle - went to Webster county from Pennsylvania then to Black Hawk County.
Jeanne Johnson
One of the people on my list (not a direct relative) is Roy R. MILLER m. on 20 Nov 1911 in Cedar Falls Ruby Louise BELFIELD (1893-1955) Their daughter Marion Margaret MILLER, b. 03 July 1916 in Hudson, Blackhawk, IA m. John MINISH. Margaret and John had 2 children, Gary & Carole.
Regarding why people came to Iowa -- one piece of information I picked up along the way is that about 1862 the Homestead Act opened up alot of land to Homesteaders. All they had to do was settle and develop a piece of land for five years and then it was theirs. I know my grandfather, Orsamus Canfield, came from Michigan for this reason. Literally thousands of people came for the land. The Norwegians and other Nordic countries had their people immigrate in the late 1880's because the economy was so bad and the immigrants could get land cheap. This information was passed on to me my a LDS (Mormon) volunteer in the Salt Lake LDS Family Research Library. Also, any history book on Iowa (see your library) would also give some clues to migration patterns for certain periods of time (i.e. the Homestead Act, the Railroads, etc.)
Does anyone have any information/knowlege of Samuel Owens and/or his wife, Elizabeth Townsend Owens or of their sons, John (1845-1937) or Lee (could perhaps be one and the same?) They married local girls, but I'm not certain they stayed in the area. Samuel and Elizabeth did go on to Whittier, CA with the youngest daughter, Minnie. Was also a daughter Catherine. There were six children in all, born in PA-some may have stayed there. I am not sure of all the Virdens (I don't have my info with me) but I believe the first was James that settled at Waterloo. Daniel and Thomas married Benton County women; Ann Penrose and Emma Strawn.I would be most grateful for any information anyone might have.

I am looking for info on James POWERS and his wife Mary (HUBERT) they had 2 children James E. POWERS b 1877 = _ 1 year, and a daughter who I have no name for. James POWERS evidently died in 1884 and the family moved to Wisconsin. Would anybody be so kind as to look for birth record for James E. POWERS born 1877 and a death record for James POWERS in 1884? I would greatly appreciate it. or if there is a searchable database I can look myself ... just haven't been able to find one.
Jerry Hale
There is a publication (held by the IGS in Des Moines and other places) called, I believe, "The Iowa Pilot Project" which is a comprehensive listing of all known newspsapers in the state since day one. Each paper is coded with the years printed, years available, whether microfilm, newsprint, fiche etc etc and where each is located. See the details and an example of the listing for Maxwell, Story Co., IA.
IOWA MARRIAGES, 1851-1900 (Update adding Chickasaw County) Obtained by the United States in the Louisiana Purchase, Iowa became a territory in 1838 and a state in 1846. This update adds the marriage records of Chickasaw County to those of Appanoose, Marion, and Muscatine counties between 1851 and 1900. Taken from microfilm copies of original county documents, each record provides spouses' names, marriage date, and county of residence. The database contains the names of more than 61,000 men and women. Source Information: Dodd, Jordan. "Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900." Orem, UT: Liahona Research, 2000. Original Data: "Chickasaw County, Iowa Marriages, 1853-1900." County court records located at New Hampton, Iowa, or Family History Library microfilm #1027436-1027438.

After all the talk about old newspaper articles, I decided to turn in a shortened version of a Waterloo Wedding IN 1895. The Bride:
Cora Belle NEWTON was accepted at Wellesley in 1889 at a time when not many women even finished high school. I keep wondering if that made the local Waterloo paper. She went three years to Wellesley, then taught elementary a few years. I have a charming photo of a the first 5th grade she taught in Waterloo in the 1890s, all dressed in pinafores and knickers, good heavy shoes. Not much view of the building. I do wonder about that huge fellow in the back, he looks old enough to be shaving by several years. Hope he was a teacher aide or the janitor or someone official. Her wedding did make the local Waterloo paper and I have the original Waterloo paper article. She married a naturalized Canadian,a dentist, Eban EDGERS. Good looking eligible bachelor, member of Knights of Pythias, Helmet Lodge 89 and the Fortnightly Club (literary club), member of Congregational Church.

This wedding was reported in: The Weeks Review, Saturday,Jun 22, 1895. If you are from Waterloo, check the names of those present and the locations. Was one of your relatives at this wedding? What denomination was the Reverend J.O. STEVENSON?

An at-home ceremony was performed by the Rev. J.O. STEVENSON at Widow Jane Scott Thompson's home at 400 Commercial St. in Waterloo, Iowa and catered by Cora's fellow members of the "Kooking Klub" [I have a photo of
the "Kooking Klub"members]
The groomsman was Charles Homer WOODRUFF, the bridesmaids were Grace WELD and Bertha GRAFF A Miss DOE showed up from Davenport, IA and these young ladies assisted
The dining rooms were presided by:
Mrs. WELD, Mrs. C. H. BROWN, and Miss TAYLOR and
Jessie CAMP
These young ladies served the lemonade from an ice well
Grace WILHOITE, Katie HUSTEAD,and Frankie MULLAN (a girl)
Then a special fortune-telling cake was sliced up and served
Miss Mary ALFORD, possessed the ring, Miss Grace LEAVITT the thimble and
Miss Belle BRATNOBLER, who was represented by Mrs. Walter JOHNSON, had the dime.
This is the second time Miss Alford has carried off the ring

The young couple were to move to 625 Washington street, Waterloo, Iowa. [Later they moved to Seattle]

The guests from abroad were:
Miss DOE, Davenport, Iowa
Miss EDGERS,Smith Falls, Ontario [Canada] (relative of groom, she tried to
get a teaching job in Waterloo)
Miss SUTLIFF, Big Rock Iowa
Miss WILHOITE, Wall Lake, Iowa
Mrs. JUDGE FLETCHER, Clarksville, Iowa
C.H. WOODRUFF, Spencer, Iowa
Mr.LESSLIE, Meadville, Pa. Tom & Carolyn Ward wrote:
My students and I are in the process of transcribing and putting online: _History of Wyandotte County Kansas and its people, ed. and comp. by Perl W. Morgan. Chicago, The Lewis publishing company, 1911. 2 v. front., illus., plates, ports., fold. map. 28 cm. [Vol. 2 contains biographical data. Paged continuously.] This summer I uploaded volume 1 which contained the history. We are currently working on volume 2. More will be added about every 6 weeks until the volume is completed. In addition to the transcription of the biographies, I am creating a name index and a location index. The location index will indicate which biographies contain a particular location (not necessarily the main person in the biography). People came to Kansas, and in this case Wyandotte County, from many locations, perhaps you'd like to link to this information.

Tom & Carolyn WARD
KSGenWeb State Coordinators
P.O. Box 77
Columbus, KS 66725-0077

Ruth Tucker
The archivist at the Grout Museum/Library in Waterloo IA has been given a family bible with lineage of Ephraim Pease who married 13 Feb 1833 Caroline Barns/Barnes, at Lisle, Broome Co., NY. Also lists a Walter D. Pease and Lucy M. Noteware married 10 Feb 1857 at Galesburg IL. Also G.B. Edwards & Mary Barnes married 27 June 1846. There are many other records of births, marriages, and deaths of this family. The person donating the Bible would like to see it given to a family member. If any of the sounds familiar, please contact me.
Brenda *non-working as of 2019
Hi Group, Just a quick update to let you know I have added 155 soldiers to Civil War Soldiers of Black Hawk Co, IA database. I have added A, B and C names to the database Black Hawk Co, IA Civil War Soldiers. Stop by and take a peek. As seen in Worldwide Top

7th IA Cavalry - Private Henry H. Hall, Pvt Hall was a member of the Second Battalion, 7th Iowa Volunteer Cavalry "Reorganized". The 7th Iowa never served together. The first & second Battalions served in Kansas, Nebraska, & Colorado, while the third served in the Dakotas.

Pvt Henry H. Hall, Co. F 7th Iowa Vol Cav, was killed at Julesburg on January 7th, 1865. He was one of fourteen troopers lost in the battle out of thirty-seven engaged. Pretty tough odds for any battle.His company commander was Captain Nicholas J. O'Brien. The First LT was John S. Brewer. Originally, Michael Towers was the 2nd LT, but he was later replaced by Sergeant Major Ware upon his promotion on Sept. 4, 1863. This is detailed in Report of the Adjutant General of Iowa, 1867, Vol. 1, page 340.

Hall, Henry H. Age 16 (at time of muster). Residence Waterloo (Iowa), nativity Massachusetts. Enlisted October 22, 1864. Mustered October 22, 1864. Killed in action January 7, 1865, Julesburg, Colorado

Poor kid was 16, only 10 weeks in the army, and during the winter on the plains too. Probably had little or no training at all. He would have been armed with a colt revolver, Sharps carbine, and a cavalry sabre. Probably enlisted to "cover himself in glory" as the saying of that era goes. He would have been a new recruit in the 7th Iowa Cavalry "reorganized", as the initial three year term of service for the Regiment would have run out in Sept 1864, and many of the veterans went home. A new call was put out for "fillers" to fill the holes in the ranks of the reduced battalions, which wereunfortunately under manned and spread very thinly on the plains since the regular army was hotly engaged with the rebels in the east and south.

Pvt Henry Hall was a descendant of Samuel Hall. Descendants of Samuel Hall
1 Samuel Hall b: 05 January 1731/32 in Wrentham, Norfolk Co., MA d: 17 May 1790 in Keene, NH +Amity Day *2nd Wife of Samuel Hall: +Susannah Chamberlain b: Abt. 1742m: Abt. 1766
2 Susannah Hall
2 Arvilla S. Hall
2 Susannah Hall
2 Keziah Hall
2 Asaph Hall
2 Orpha Hall
2 Ziba Hall
2 Kezia Hall
2 Salome Hall
2 Sarah Hall
2 Arad Hall b: 06 November 1774 in Keene, Cheshire Co., NH, d: 03 March 1834 in Rowe, Franklin Co., MA +Hannah Bailey b: 07 January 1780 in Pelham, Hillsborough Co., m: 11 February 1800 in Swanzey, Cheshire Co., NH
3 Hannah Hall b: 30 May 1800 in Swanzey, Cheshire Co., NH, d: 16 November 1881 in Rowe, Franklin Co., MA +Jonathan Davenport m: Abt. 20 November 1823 in Colrain, Franklin Co., MA
3 Polly F. Hall b: 18 August 1802 in Swanzey, Cheshire Co., NH
3 Jeremiah Hall b: 21 May 1805 in Swanzey, Cheshire Co., NH d: 30 May 1881 in Port Huron, St. Claire Co., MI; Obit:
+Lucy Taylor *2nd Wife of Jeremiah Hall:+Clarissa Ransom m: 28 September 1830 in +Townsend, VT d: 23 June 1840 in Oshtemo,Kalamazoo Co., MI
4 Clarissa Marie Hall
4 Fletcher Bailey Hall
4 Francis Mason Hall
4 Sophia Hall
4 James Ransom Hall
3 Samuel Hall b: 09 March 1807 in Swanzey, Cheshire Co., NH d: in prob East Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA +Mary Fisk m: 29 June 1831 in Heath, Franklin Co., MA
4 Robert S. Hall b: 1841 in MA
4 Mary E. Hall b: 1843 in MA
4 Maria A. Hall b: 1846 in MA
4 Henry H. Hall b: 1848 in MA d: 07 January 1865 in Julesburg,
4 Amanda F. Hall b: January 1850 in MA
3 Clarissa Hallb: 28 August 1812 in Swanzey, Cheshire Co., NH d: 25 April 1839 in in NH
3 Arad Hall Jr. b: 08 September 1818 in Colrain, Franklin Co., MA d: Aft. 1880 in Possibly East Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA
3 Emily Hall b: 01 February 1822 in Colrain, Franklin Co.,MA d: in Chicago, Cook Co., IL

Generation No. 1
1. JOHN L.1 HALL was born Abt. 1836 in OH 1. He married ELIZABETH RIZER Abt. 1855. She was born Abt. 1836 in OH1.Child of JOHN HALL and ELIZABETH RIZER is: 2. i. OHN WILLIAM2 HALL, b. June 1856, IA.
Generation No. 2
2. JOHN WILLIAM2 HALL (JOHN L.1) was born June 1856 in IA 1. He married CLARA HILL Abt. 18871, daughter of HERMAN HILL and EUPHEMA SHIPPE. She was born December 1858 in Elkader, Clayton Co., IA
2. Notes for JOHN WILLIAM HALL: My grandfather was Frank Lindsey Hall b. 22 Jan 1888 in Edgewood, Clayton Co., IA. He died 12 November 1918 in McGregor, Clayton Co., IA during the flu panpidemic and is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in McGregor, IA. His family was listed in the 1910 Census for Windsor Twp., Fayette Co., IA as follows: Dwelling 154; Hall, John 42 23 IA NC OH (b. IA calc. 1868); Clara 37 23 IA NY NY (b. IA calc. 1873); Ruby 19 IA; Clara 16 IA; Ralph 11 IA; adys 7 IA. Clara, the wife of John William Hall, was Clara Hill b. Dec 1858 Elkport, Clayton Co., IA d/o Herman Hill and Euphema Shippe. Frank L. Hall was already on his own in 1910. He married Myrtle Izeta Bailey in around 1908, I don't know where. Their daughter, Dollie Edna (Hall) Hale, was my mother. She was b. 7 Sept 1914 in Waukon, Allamakee Co., IA. d. 31 Aug 1980 in Rhodes, Marshall Co., IA.

The newspaper clippings ca 1865 and 1881 from the Waterloo Courier, were found in her papers. They would have been published while her grandfather was a child. Must have come from John L. Hall and, I believe, indicates a link between these two Hall lines.

I am Gerald Lee Hale, b. Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA 22 Sept 1938.

Ron Flynn
I have acquired the HQ 1900 Black Hawk County Federal Census microfilm census images on CD. With the included software, these images can be enhanced, reversed imaged, zoomed up to 800X, and of course printed out. They are not indexed.
If anyone needs copies of these census images, and has easy/regular access to Iowa Soundex 1880, 1900, 1920, or any Iowa census index prior to 1880, I would like to share/exchange.
Ron in Michigan

Last Update 19 Apr 2022