Queries-Archive  # 2  August-December 1998



August - December 1998

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Subject: Buchanan County lookup
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 11:12:15 EST
I'm looking for the parents of Robert Howard CARMICHAEL born July 21, 1918 in Hawkeye, Iowa. Thank you. David Niles

Date: Sun, 15 Nov 1998 16:05:54 -0800
From: Billy Dozier
WINTHROP, BUCHANAN COUNTY, IOWA. They came from Germany about 1850 to 1855 to Cooks County Illinois, and then migrating into Iowa. My great-grandfather Fred Schweitzer Born: ABT. March 22, 1856 in Cooks county Illinois, married Mary Ella Ironside, Born ABT. March 15, 1860, Died ABT.1931, and they had 8 children, that were born in the Iowa area in the years 1879 to 1899, their names were: Lily May Schweitzer (Peck), J. Henry Schweitzer, William F. Schweitzer, Bert Schweitzer, Earl H. Schweitzer, Jay J. Schweitzer, Leon Schweitzer, and Charles George Schweitzer my grandfather he later married Lila Fern Ball and they had 12 children that were born and raised in the Iowa area in the years 1914 to 1930. If any one has any information on the SCHWEITZER'S please Contact me Odean Dozier by E-Mail me at


Subject: Parker, Robert Lyttle
Date: Thu, 24 Dec 1998 12:56:57 -0800
From: Carol Unruh
Looking for Robert Lyttle PARKER (B 31, Aug, 1851 in Franklin Grove, Lee County, Illinois) and family. This family moved to Buchanan county in 1854 or thereabouts. His father was born in Canada, and his Mother, maiden name LYTTLE (sp), was born in Ireland. Family subsequently moved to Lincoln, Lincoln County Kansas. Robert married Clara HOLCOMB there and died there 23, Dec, 1933.


Subject: McGrath
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 98 22:28:15 PSTM
From: Chris Hansen
Would like to hear from anyone interested in the William Charles MCGRATH family, or his brother, Michael Bernard MCGRATH family all of Buchanan county, Ia. Both families raised 10 children, were Catholic, farmed in Jesup, Brandon, Rowley, Independence, and Sunnyside areas. Related Buchanan county families: TOOMEY, SULLIVAN, RHODES, DONNELLY, JENSEN, O'DONNELL, and BRIEN.


Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 19:00:31 -0500
From: Diver
Is anyone researching the Bennett family in Iowa? My grandmother Martha Bennett married my grandfather Sherman King. I have the King family back to Scotland but know nothing about my grandmother and her family or where they came from. My father Leonard Ross King was born in NE Iowa somewhere near Oelwein, Hazleton, or West Union. Hazleton and Independence have ties to the King family. Any information about the Bennett family will be greatly appreciated. I also have information on the Wisconsin Pardee family and the Glew family from Dubuque County, Iowa and am willing to share.


Date: Tue, 8 Dec 1998 13:24:32 -0500
From: Diver
I am looking for information on my grandmother MARTHA BENNETT who was the wife of SHERMAN KING. My father Leonard Ross King was one of their 5 children. I have the King family traced back to Scotland but know nothing of my grandmother Martha's family. She died in the early 1950's. They are buried in the Hazleton cemetery....I think the name of the cemetery is Fontana Park. It is south of Hazleton. Any help you may give me would really be appreciated. My parents and siblings lived in Fayette county in Oelwein, Iowa. I was raised by my great aunt and uncle Frederick George WALKER and Sadie (Sara) Louise (Glew) Walker. We lived on a farm between Hazleton and Oelwein in Buchanan county. Any information anyone may have on FRED WALKER would also be appreciated. Fred was born in 1888 and he died in 1952. I know he was originally from England and that he worked for the railroad and farmed. Thank you. Jill (King) Pleshek.


Subject: Castle Family
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 22:11:06 -0800
From: Eleanor Kryger
Would like to information on the death/obituary of Lucetta Castle, wife of Samuel Castle who died in Madison Twn. Buchanan Co. 07 Oct. 1867. Also if there is an obit for him. They were living in Buffalo Grove Township when the 1860 Federal Census was taken on the 20th of July. Eleanor Kryger - Lilliwaup, WA

Subject: NEWMAN
Date: Wed, 23 Dec 1998 20:37:58 -0500
From: Jeanette Chase
I am looking information on the family of Rodolphus Freemont NEWMAN, born March 16, 1882 in Buchanan County Iowa. His parents were Rodolphus NEWMAN and Ellen MAGIRL. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.


Subject: Holtz of Buchanan County
Date: Thu, 31 Dec 1998 11:24:09 -0600 (CST)
From: Jerry Holtz
We are looking for info about August Holtz born in Germany 1848, died at Independence, Iowa on Nov. 24, 1910 .


Subject: Obituary of Joseph K. McKinley
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 21:50:28 EDT My ancestor, Joseph Kenney McKinley died in Buchanan Co. at Stanley IA on Dec 14, 1917, while visiting his daughter. He was not a resident of the area, and was buried in Odell, Livingston Co., IL. Unfortunately, the local Illinois newspaper obituary is not very informative. If anyone could help me with this, I would appreciate it. Thank you very much Kevin Brown


Subject: Norton 1855-1865
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 1998 09:08:07 -0800
Lyman Norton lived in Buchanan Co ca 1855-1865. He brought family from DeKalb Co Il and returned there after serving in Iowa 37 Vol-Co A. Wife Lydia Weston. Children Francis E b 1854, Lillian b 1856 IA, Herbert Delos b 1858 IA, Arthur E b 1861 IA, Elmer b 1866, Byron b 1868, Wallace b 1870 and Charles b 1878. Children by first wife Hannah Gates were Ann b 1835 OH, Melissa b 1837 OH, Laura b 1839 OH, Edwin b 1840 OH, Byron b 1843 OH died before 1865, William b 1845 OH and Stephen b 1849 IL. I think he must have been related to Nortons who came to Buchanan Co before he did. I think some of his sons may have stayed in the area. Desire any info or clues. Madge Norton


Subject: Ronald Fiester
Date: Sun, 27 Dec 1998 14:57:40 -0800
From: Paul Neis
I am looking for any information about my g-grandfather, Ronald Bryson Fiester (b. Nov. 21, 1847 Williamsport, PA, d. Feb 18, 1936 Independence Iowa), his ancestors and descendants. I have a newspaper obit. and one photo. Paul Neis pan@whidbey.com 4826 S. Aquila Dr. Langley, WA 98260 360-221-2773


Subject: Walter Parker
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 1998 19:21:50 -0700
From: georgekay@ctos.com
My name is Shelley Nielsen. I am looking for information about burial of Walter Parker in Durant Iowa. He is my great great grandfather. He lived there in the 1860's with daughter and son-in-law J H and Mary Linette Parker Pingrey. Thanks.


Date: Fri, 01 Jan 1999 16:09:30 -0700
From: Teresa Wilson
My great great great-grandfather, David HUGHES, is listed on the 1860 Federal Census for Buchanan County. The census sheet on which they are listed is Page No. 106 in Superior Township, Post Office Tulip Grove. When searching the 1995 Iowa DOT map & the 1998 DeLorme Iowa Atlas & Gazetteer I can find neither Superior Township nor Tulip Grove. Does anyone know where these places were located? I checked the place names site on the webpage and did not find them there. Thanks for the help. Teresa Wilson


Subject: 1860 census
Date: Sun, 6 Dec 1998 00:43:35 -0000
From: The Hoffman Family
My ancestors were in Liberty Twp., Buchanan Co., Iowa as early as 1856 as I found them in a special census for that yr. However, he died the same yr. and they are both buried in the Quasqueton cemetery in Liberty Twp. I was just wondering if you could possibly find her in the 1860 census. Their names were James and Margaret Palmer. She could be in her son in laws house by that time. His name was Thomas Edie. If possible could you please check the 1870 census for her also. She died in 1871. I would be so grateful to have anything you may find on her. Thank you so much. Ginger


Date: Sun, 30 Aug 1998 11:48:43 EDT
From: John Thurmond
In am looking for someone in Buchanan County that has researched the THURMOND or ECHELBERGER families. I am trying to fill in a few blank areas in my family tree. Thanks,


From: Linnea Ista
Subject: Buchanan County, IA Query
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 1998 17:02:41 -0600
I am looking for information on the DAUGHENBAUGH and MILLER families. Thomas DAUGHENBAUGH and family are found in Homer Township in 1880. Along with him is listed his mother-in-law Nancy MILLER. Thomas' wife, Mary Jane, had a brother Charles MILLER who lived just over the county line in Polk Township, Benton Co. Both families moved to IA from Green County Wisconsin! I am wondering when the Daughenbaughs arrived in IA and whether Nancy Miller's husband, Jacob accompanied them. Thanks! Linnea


Date: Tue, 04 Aug 1998 18:29:26 +0000
From: Sharon R. Allen
Subject: John Henry Egan
I am searching for information on John Henry Egan who died Jan. 3, 1913 in Fairbank, Buchanan County or Johanna Ellen Egan who died Oct. 2 1935 in Fairbanks also. Would love to have a copy of their obituaries from the paper, if at all possible. I am also interested in Samuel Rae, who had a daughter Mathilda J. Mae Rae who married Orlando Rogers on Aug. 24, 1878. Did they get married in Fairbanks, Buchanan County? Any information would be extremely helpful. Thank You! Sharon R. Allen


Date: Sat, 08 Aug 1998 12:16:13 -0500
From: Anna Patterson
Subject: INGRAHAM/KNICKERBOCKER - Buchanan Co., Iowa
Looking for anyone researching the INGRAHAM and KNICKERBOCKER families from Centerville, Buchanan Co., Iowa. David d. 1886 in Buchanan. Shortly after that his wife and children moved to Nebraska and then to Oregon. 


Date: Sun, 09 Aug 98 20:59:07 Pacific Daylight Time
From: K. Chitty
Subject: Shaddick
I would like to know more about a Doc SHADDICK (s?) who lived around Independence c 1900. My grandfather told stories of his visits. Doc Shaddick was apparently gifted with the sixth sense - ESP. Thanks - Ken


Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 00:01:12 -0600
From: Ray Halvy
Subject: Japhet Chapin Allen
Searching for Japhet Chapin Allen's parents and descendents. He died in Fairbanks, Buchanan County, IA on 14 Jan 1892. b. 25 Nov 1810 in Amboy, Oneida, NY. He married Chloe Stanford (b. 30 Nov 1813 in Camden, Oneida, NY d. 2 Feb 1893 in Fairbanks, Buchanan, IA) on 1 May 1836. Their children were Artie Allen, b. 4 Mar 1837; Marsena Allen, b. 26 Dec 1838; Emery S. Allen, b. 16 Nov 1840, m. Sophrona Webster; Dency Lovina Allen, b. 10 Dec 1842; Rachel Antoinette Allen, b. 16 Feb 1845, m. Charles Stewart Thorne Stanford; Eunice Jane Allen, b. 6 Aug 1846; Rodella Chloe Allen, b. 26 Aug 1848; Japhet Chapin Allen, Jr., b. 26 Sep 1850 m. Mary Ann King; Edwin T. Allen, b. 30 May 1853, m. Mary Gertrude Zimmerman; Martha Little Allen, b. 1 Sep 1855, m. Mr. Samuel M. Webster.


Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 00:03:47 -0600
From: Ray Halvy
Subject: Buchanan Co. Surname Submission


Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 15:33:50 -0500
From: Bernie Badker
Subject: Hans Peters Family Pictures
I am looking for anyone who is a descendent of Hans or Herman Peters. They were neighbors of my great-grandfather, August Ketelsen, when he lived in the Clutier, Iowa area. I have a few pictures of the Peters that I would love to give to anyone interested. Contact me at my email address. Deidre Badker


Date: Sat, 15 Aug 1998 21:59:50 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Sardis Adams
Looking for Sardis Adams who married Elizabeth Whitney and their son George Whitney Adams. George was born 13 Jan., 1872 in Quasqueton, IA, Buchanan Co. I have no idea how long this family was in Iowa.


From: Ginney Arveson
Subject: research
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 1998 16:49:46 -0700
I am interested in obtaining information about an ancestor, John Stacy Bouck, who lived in Independence in the 1850's and was a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Could you give me a range of what it would cost to have you do look-ups/research on this person and his family. Also, what is the procedure for submitting a request and payment? Thank you for your time. Ginny Arveson

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