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Posted By: Karyn - volunteer
Date: 6/15/2017 at 17:59:55

In Response To: COLLIER (Linda Leatherwood)


While cleaning out some old files, I ran across this message, below. The email address for Maggie is no longer good, and I have no idea how old this is, but just in case this is your family, and you can glean some information from Maggie's notes, I thought I would send this on to you, or anyone else interested in the Collier family. - Karyn

Collier Family
Submitted by  Maggie
I'm trying to find out anything I can about my family from Sidney, IA and 1 of my Great Uncles move to Tabor, IA.  But they were all form Sidney and I can't find much of anything on them except for a few old records from the museum a couple of years ago.

My Great Grandfather was John Collier, he had 3 brothers and 1 sister.  Joe, Jim, William, Sarah.  Their father owned farms around Sidney.  John had a large livery stable in town that I think burned in 1896.  Then they built the water tower were his stable was.

One of the brothers became a dentist and one had a bakery next to the water tower.

My Grandma who was John's daughter, told me this much.  She was born in Sidney.  Bessie Bell Collier.  My father who was Bessie Bell's son was my father.  I can't find anything in the census records or anyplace else on them.

Locust Grove landmarks, 1871-1971, Locust Grove Township, Fremont County, Iowa / Compiled by Locust Grove Township History Committee. c1971?  F627.F8 L6
History of Fremont county, Iowa : containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, etc., a biographical directory of its leading citizens, war record of its volunteers in the late rebellion, general and local statistics ... history of Iowa and the Northwest, map of Fremont county ... etc. c1975 F627.F8 H6 1975
The 1870 federal census of Fremont County, Iowa / copied from National Archives microfilm, microcopy 593, roll 392 [by] Joan Harrison. c198-?
HA 371 1870 .F8
Fremont County : an index of the 1885 Iowa state census / by Walter Farwell. c1984 HA371 1885 .F8
Name index 1876 & 1881 history of Fremont Co., Iowa / compiled by Romonyca Howard, Beverly Baileau, and Janice Johansen of the Mills County Genealogical Society. c1986 F627.F8 H6 Index

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