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Carroll County Queries

1997 & 1998 Archives

These are old queries, but some researchers will learn details about families they are searching for.

Martin, Ramsey - I am looking for information about a JOHN MARTIN born circa 1825/6 in Va (now WV), moved to Indiana and lived in Carroll County, Iowa in 1880. He and his daughter Clara (?) were living with his daughter Mollie (Mary) and her husband William J. Ramsey. Another report stated that John Lived in Carroll County, Iowa from 1884 to 1888. I believe that he moved to Oklahoma in 1888. Any information about John would be appreciated, i.e. did he remarry in Iowa? where did he live? etc. Thanks

John Martin Family lived in Glidden in 1873 When his wife Sarah died. Children: John F., Ellen, Peter, Andy, William A., Jesse?, George, and Jack. Any info on family or descendants very much appreciated.
Additional sentence posted 12 Jan 1998. Irv Krause the Genial Genealogist from Cambridge, Ontario. Posted 15 Dec 1997.

Butler, Pelley - Looking for information on the Harry Oren BUTLER family b: Oct 1894 in Scranton, Kendrick tws, IA. Son of Benjamen Eugene BUTLER, b:June 5, 1865 in Maltee, DeKalb Co, IL, son of Seth Kellogg BUTLER b: May 15, 1820, Sardina, NY. Harry m: Marguerite (PELLEY) in Carroll co. IA March 22,1922. They had 4 children Harry O. BUTLER II, Mary Elizabeth(Betty)-BUTLER(Miller), Eugene BUTLER,& Kenneth BUTLER. Harry and his family lived in the Carroll and Denison area at the time of his death. Harry BUTLER I is my husbands Uncle. Any one that would like to exchange information on this family I will be happy to share mine. Seth Kellogg BUTLER had 15 ch. so we have a big task ahead of us. Thanks so much! Don & Mary June Butler. Posted 4 Dec 1997.

De La Vergne, Dillivan - My family was De La Vergne came to Iowa in 1864. John De La Vergne is buried in the Coon Cemetery (Salisbury) His sister Catherine was married to Enos Butrick. When she died Enos married my ggrandmother John' De La Vergne's widow. Enos and Sarah had 2 children. My grandfather was Jerry Dillivan the name changed sometime in my grandfather's lifetime. We lived in Carroll county for year's (my father was Shelby Dillivan. My ggrandfather John W Morlan was a homesteader south of Lanesboro, He helped to start some Masonic lodges in area. Him and his wife are buried in Glidden Cem. If anyone is researching these familys I would like to know them. Betty Dillivan Sorenson. Posted 1 Dec 1997.

Hoskinson, Sigler, Conner - There are way to many to mention exact names, But the earliest I can trace them to Carroll Co Iowa is in 1855 when George CONNER and his brother John entered a tract of land east
of Old Carrollton. They did not reside there until 1862. George CONNER married a Melissa SIGLER in 1851. Her parents were Rachel HOSKINSON and John SIGLER who both passed away in Carroll Co. 1884 and
1874 respectively. George and Melissa died in Carroll Co also 1900 and 1917. George and Melissa had 10 children and Rachel and John had 10 also. The family stays in Carroll Ia. The last I have listed with the family name CONNER is born in 1926 in Dedham, Carroll Ia. She is Patricia Chloe CONNER. I have many names related by marriage some are:KNIGHT, DAUGHTERS,HUBBARD, MATHENY, COOLEY, HUPP, MOWDER, GRACE, TUELL, SHARP and many more. I am willing to share any info. Thanks, Lorraine. Posted 1 Dec 1997.

Kraus - I am seeking Joseph KRAUS, born in Germany July 1864 and his wife Moneka also born in Germany. They settled in Carroll County in the late 1880s. They had 10 children John, Joseph, William, Frank, Mary, Rosa, Henry, Anna, Monica, and Michael. Posted 18 Nov 97.

Willenborg - Seeking information on Mary Margaret WILLENBORG, born 1874? Listed as first child baptised in Holy Angels Catholic church Roselle, Ia centennial book printed 1974. She was the daughter of Joseph WILLENBORG and Christina BROICH. Phyl BROICH WESSLING. Thanks! Posted 17 Nov 97.

Petersen - I am looking for my great-grandparents, who came to Carroll County about 1880, ANY info would be appreciated!
Jacob PETERSEN 1866-1945
Catherine Carlson PETERSEN 1865-1908
Juergen Albert PETERSEN 1861-1904 or 1907
Maria Schweisow Wenzel PETERSEN 1862-1934
Obituaries are especially nice to have, but would settle for anything. Thank you for your time. Joni Petersen. Posted 1 Nov 97.

Reimer - I am looking for information on REIMER, Christina, b. c. 1856, near Rendsburg, Schleswig-Holstien, Ger. Came to Scott County, Iowa, in 1873. Maiden name, LUETJE. Married August REIMER in Davenport, IA, 15 Oct 1878. They moved to Manning, IA, 1888 and lived there the rest of their lives. Children: John, b 1879; Minnie, b. 26 Jan 1881; Laura Helene, b. 10 Jan 1887. August d. 24 Aug 1935 at Manning and is bur. in the Manning Cemetery. Looking for death date of Christina, possibly between 1938-1941. Minnie married John FRAHM in Manning; I have no further information. Laura married Herman VOGT in Manning; I have no further information. Would like to correspond with anyone with knowledge of this family. Christina was a sister to my GGGrandfather, Peter LUETJE. Harvey Prinz. Posted 1 Nov 97.

Schnable - Looking for parents of William H. SCHNABLE, b. 21 Dec 1884 in Carroll, IA. He married Eva Viola AKIN, and had 1 child- Marjorie Elleyn. Any info. would be appreciated. Lesley Bitting. Posted 21 Oct 1997.

Larson - LARSON, Stena (Mrs. Larse Larson) born Norway; died 1887; was living with her son near Manning, IA in Carroll Co. Seeking place of burial and death notice from newspaper. Please contact: Sharon Babbitt/2343 Helena Ct/Loveland,CO 80537. Posted 8 Oct 1997.

Stoll - My grandmother Mary Magdaline STOLL was born 22 Apr 1875 at Arcadia. Her parents were Michael and Amelia HOLLENBACK STOLL. I would like to correspond with anyone in this area with regard to HOLLENBACK & STOLL families. Dee March. Posted 5 Oct 1997.

Sutton - Searching for information on the family of Wilbur Lucius (Lucaires) SUTTON. Wilbur b: 13 Feb 1852, Greene, Erie Co., PA, d: 11 Feb 1924 Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, m: Mary Elizabeth COLYER 6 Dec 1876, Carroll, Carroll Co., IA. Children: Lillian A. SUTTON, b: 21 Nov 1877, Denison, Crawford Co., IA, d: 24 Sep 1878, Arcadia, Carroll Co., IA; Fannie SUTTON, b: 12 Jul 1878, Arcadia, Carroll Co., IA, d: 7 Jan 1879, Arcadia, Carroll Co., IA; Arthur Garfield SUTTON, b: 7 Nov 1880, Des Moines, Polk Co., IA.; Elsie Cordella SUTTON, 17 Aug 1885, Ames, Story Co., IA. F. Davis. Posted 2 Oct 1997.

English - My ggggrandfather was John Wallace ENGLISH, b. Canada in 1824, m. Jane H. FRY, b. England abt 1828. Date of marriage June 19, 1845. They moved to Carroll, Carroll Co., Iowa for the second time in
1872 (from "The History of Carroll County"). I am looking for any and all information on the family, and other than John and Jane, their son Walter G. who was the principal at the public school in Breda. I am hoping that there is some background on Walter. Dixie Lee English. Posted 28 Sep 1997.

Hoffman - Looking for any information about the John J. HOFFMANN family. The HOFFMANN family lived in Carroll, IA during the years 1889-?. John J. HOFFMANN married Ella CARSTENS from Denison, IA 1895-1898??? They had 4 children. Edwin J. b. 1898; Leo b. 1900; Anna b. 1904; Lambert b. 1906. They were all born in Carroll, Iowa. I have the 1920 census but looking for more information on the family. Any family history would be appreciated! At this time I don't know who any of the children married and where they lived. Thank you. J. Soedt. Posted 25 Sep 97.

Hayden - I would like to find some info on my grandfather Fred HAYDEN, b. 1/25/1868 in Ohio. He moved to Carroll County and married Lottie Emma WILCOX, b. 2/4/1883. Two of several children were reportedly born in Carroll Co.: Bessie Marie, b. 12/17/1906, Glidden; Ralph Carroll, b. 12/13/1902, supposedly in Carroll. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Don Hayden. Posted 25 Sep 1997.

Wall - Joseph WALL b. 1858, d. ?, m. Katie DOHERTY (b. 1862, d. 12 Aug. 1892 in Carroll, Iowa). They settled in Carroll, Iowa in 1892 after their marriage in McHenry, IL. Parents of Florence and Joseph. Florence WALL m. William ZACHER: children: Wm., Catherine, Lawrence, and Florence. Looking for information on any of above. Joseph d. in 1911 from an accident (?). Also looking for other Irish from Cty. Kilkenny who settled in Carroll, Iowa by way of McHenry Cty, IL. Names: KNOX, NOONAN, CURLEY, FRISBY, SUTTON. Jim Wyman. Posted 21 Sep 1997.

Henry, Kingsley - James Leslie HENRY BD: 6-27-1873 DD: 11-17-1965
Irene Sarah KINGSLEY Henry BD: 7-3-1887 DD: 2-1-1962
I am looking for info. about them and their children. Specifically, Daughter Dorothy Ann BD: 6-6-1905 and married Wesley Alfred NOBLE in Carrollton on August 1927. Shelley Noble. Posted 28 Aug 1997.

ROHNER PHOTOGRAPHY - I have a number of pictures taken in Carroll, Iowa, from approximately 1910 to 1952. They are in pressed-paper frames with the words "Rohner Photograpy" (or something similar) embossed on them. I realize that this photographer is no longer in business, but I was wondering if anyone knows if this photographer's plates and negatives still exist and, if so, where. Thanks in advance! Bill Goetzinger, or Posted 28 Aug 1997.

English, Frye - Looking for John Wallace ENGLISH (my gggrandfather), b. Canada, m. Jane FRYE, b. England, moved from Canada to Wisconsin, to Carroll, Carroll Co., Iowa, year unknown. Children: Ernest Arthur, Ed (twins), b. March 21, 1862 in Wisconsin; Walter G. Henry, Frank, , Nellie, and Sallie. According to the family they resided in Carroll the better part of their lives. Any help or suggestions that you could give would be greatly appreciated. Have not been able to locate them on any census. Dixie Lee English. Posted 16 Aug 1997.

Taylor - Looking for Israel Galkell TAYLOR, birthdate unknown, probabaly born in Ohio, married in Marshalltown, Iowa 28 Sep 1865, to Lucinda Ann KIRK, probably born in Indiana. They were known to be living in Carroll, Iowa, at the time of the 1870 census. I need information about birthdates for both individuals, names of parents, and verification of place of birth. I would like to correspond with anyone familiar with this family. Thank you. Duane Olson

Drees - Looking for information about a Joseph DREES and a Frances Joseph DREES. Joseph, b. ca. 1865 in Carroll County to recently imigrated parents from Germany, I believe. Had a son, Frances Joseph DREES b. ca. 1889 also in Carroll County. Frances married Mildred LARCH ca. 1915, moved to Kansas City. That is where my dad, Frances Calvin DREES b. May 19, 1925, was born as their third child. Their first child was a daughter that died in early childhood. Their second was Donald DREES b. 1917. I would like to correspond with anyone interested in exchanging information about this family. Douglas Drees. Posted 16 Aug 1997.

Paslay/Pasley - Looking for PASLAY/PASLEY reletives from the area. Associated surnames SEIDL, BLANCHARD. Date range 1880-1920. My Grandfather Harry Walter PASLEY born in Coon Rapids Dec 25 1902, son of Otha Walter PASLAY and Maria Elizabeth SEIDL. I would love to hear from family. Kerry Fleming. Posted 22 Jul 1997.

Coon Rapids Schools - Seek contact with anyone who ever lived in the Star Community north of Coon Rapids, Union Township, Carroll Co, Iowa, OR, attended Coon Rapids schools (1888-1987) or Coon Rapids-Bayard. Contact Bill Smith, CRHS Class of 1957. Posted 19 Jul 1997.

Sauvago - Looking for any information on the surname SAUVAGO. My grandmother, Hazel Harriet SAUVAGO, was supposedly born in Coon Rapids, Carroll County Feb 09, 1893. She had sisters Lillie Ruth and Mary. Hazel's parents were Louis "Jack" SAUVAGO (from OH) and Asenath Annie SMOUSE (from PA). Asenath was Jack's second wife. Children by his first wife were Itessa, Daisey, Merle, Pearl, Lawrence, Charlie F. and Mabel. The SAUVAGO family later moved to Guthrie Center, where my grandmother, Hazel married Robert Burl REYNOLDS. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! Carolyn J. Burns. Posted 18 Jul 1997.

Hall - Researching Philip Morrison HALL born in Carroll Co., Iowa in 1913. He married Doris Elizabeth GRAY from Clarinda, Iowa and had two children, Marcella and Marvin. Philip had worked on the Alaskan Pipeline. After a divorce he apparently moved to California and remarried. I am seeking any and all information I can on Philip HALL, including his ancestors and descendants. Please help. Doris, Marcella, and Marvin have all passed on and I would very much like to connect with someone who can supply more info to me. Kathleen. Posted 17 Jul 1997.

Cole - Trying to find info on Malvina Penelope COLE. She was born June 23, 1842 in Mason, Mich. She was marr. to Erastus Mortimer ROBERTS in Manchester, Iowa. He was born in 1844, Iowa. Malvina died April 19, 1934 in Manning, Carroll, Iowa and is buried in Dow City, Crawford, Iowa. Erastus ROBERTS died in 1915 in Arion, Crawford, Iowa. Ten children believed to have been born in Crawford Cty, Iowa. Posted 4 Jul 1997.

Basom - BASOM: I am looking for relations of my grandmother, Blanche Fern BASOM (b. ?, Carroll Co., IA 30 Mar 1890; d. Portland, Multnomah Co., OR 20 Feb 1956), d/o Fremont Tyler and Lucinda Cretsinger BASOM. Married (1) George P. McGOWAN c1913 (divorced c1920-1925) and (2) Loyal Burdette HOPKINS c1925. Other children for Fremont Tyler and Lucinda BASOM include: Maude; Mary; Paul; Faye; and Odie. Have no info on them. Please help! Donna Fischer. Posted 2 Jul 1997.

Wiese - Albert Julius WIESE; born 17 Jul 1864 in Germany; emigrated under an (unknown) assumed name, but used his own name thereafter; came to Carroll county to a cousin's in 1881, moved to Holland, Pipestone, MN in 1887, where he m (1) Katherine SIERKS in 1888, and (2) Anna REIMERS 05 May 1895. Had brothers and sisters who came to Minnesota: Matilda, Carl, Herman, Rudolph and Edward. Also had these who stayed in Germany: Otto, Fred and Theresa. May have been others. I have been unable to find his naturalization record, although he did have one. Can anyone check records there? Am hoping it will give us a clue to ancestry in Germany or place of birth, and some immigration info. Thanks. Ida Wiese. Posted 20 Jun 1997.

Sharp - John Fletcher SHARP (1825-1906) was born Huntingdon Furnace, PA and died in Yetter, Sac County, IA at the home of a son. He was a United Brethren minister in Carroll County for some time prior to his death. He first married Susanna REAM and had 5 children. She died before the family left PA. He next married Amanda FERREE in Mahaska Co, IA. Interested in meeting other descendants of this family. Judy McMichael. Posted 19 Jun 1997

Endicott - Joseph Samuel ENDICOTT was born October 29, 1846 in Harrison County, Kentucky. He married Mary Elizabeth WELCH in about 1868 in Mercer County, Illinois. They had children Stella, Ida or Iris, Edward, Rose, Lillian and Clair. Mary Elizabeth died January 21, 1880 and is buried in Mercer County. Joseph and children relocated to Carroll County, Iowa, where he married Harriett (Unknown) and had another child Joseph Samuel ENDICOTT, Jr. born about 1893. Stella married Clarence HOUGHTON in Carroll County and they are both buried in the Coon Rapids Cemetery, Iris married Jerry KENDRICK, Rose died at age 13 and is buried in Coon Rapids Cemetery. Clair died in Mercer County and is buried there. Seeking descendants of this family for exchange of information on the Welch family. We have photos of descendants of all the Welch children except the Endicotts and would be happy to share information. Nadine D. Holder. Posted 18 Jun 1997.

Higgins - This is an update on my previous inquiry. My GGgrand father Levi HIGGINS and his wife Jemima BORDERS Higgins are listed on the1860 Carroll Co. Census. with several of their children. On the 1870-1880 census he is listed as having a wife Nancy. We now know she was Jemima's sister Nancy (RITTENHOUSE HIGGINS BAILEY) We have found Nancy as well as her son James RITTENHOUSE. They died and are buried in Torrington, Wy. We still are attempting to find where Levi HIGGINS and his first wife Jemima BORDERS Higgins and any children are buried as well as determining which of Levi's children were born to Jemima and which were born to Nancy. There still may be HIGGINS decendants in Carroll Co as we believe Levi fathered about 15 Children and we can only find a few who moved on to Custer Co. NE between 1880 and 1890. Any info that could be furnished will be greatly appreciated. Les Obert. Posted 6 Jun 97.

Egermayer-Valandry - I am seeking information regarding the parents of my great grandmother, Anastasia (KITZBERGER) VALANDRY. Anastasia was born in 1875 (place unknown) and died on Feb. 9th, 1921 in Bennett County, SD. She married my great grandfather Vetal VALANDRY on Oct. 7th, 1893 near Hay Springs, NE. I know she had two brothers, Frank and Anton. She also had two half sisters, Annie and Kate. Although I don't know her fathers first name, I believe he ran a freight line in Nebraska. The only information I have from her mothers side is that Anastasia had an uncle named Charles H. EGERMAYER of Carroll, IA. I have a letter from Charles to Anastasia dated 28 Apr 1902 informing her that her grandmother, Marketa EGERMAYER, had passed away. The letter head on the letter promotes the Egermayer's Orchestra (Music furnished for all occasions) of which Charles was the leader. Other members where George EGERMAYER Sr., George EGERMAYER Jr., Emma EGERMAYER and William WINNIKE. Nick Alther. Posted 29 May 97.

Higgins - My ancester Levi HIGGINS is listed on the 1860-1870-1880 census as a resident of Jasper township. We know he was married twice, 1st wife Jemima and several children on 1860 census and wife Nancy (BORDERS, RITTENHOUSE, HIGGINS) on the 1870-1880 census. 1870 census lists my g-grandfather Benjamin. I would appreciate any help as I believe Levi and some of his children are buried in Carroll County. Nancy and Ben and Mattew,and James RITTENHOUSE are listed as residents of Neb in 1890. I would also like to know how many of the listed children were Jemima's and how many were Nancy's, also if Nancy was buried back in Carroll County. Would appreciate any and all info on HIGGINS, BORDERS, and RITTENHOUSE families. Les Obert. Posted 25 Apr 97.

White-Harrington - I have a Cecilia WHITE of Carroll, Iowa who married a John Patrick HARRINGTON in Carroll in 1880. They then moved on, first to Sanborn in O'Brien County, then to Kansas, Oklahoma, and then Texas. They had six children, but only three survived, Cecilia, John, and Irene. The parents died in Canadian, Texas. Of the children, Cecilia (2nd) married a SHOEMAKER/SHEWMAKER/SHUMAKER and they had children and were living in Texas in 1929. John had children and was living in Lincoln, Neb in 1929. Irene married a Gus ALLEN and was living in Texas in 1929. Have been unable to locate any of these children. I am backtracking and trying to find if the original Cecelia WHITE of Carroll, Iowa has relatives still living in area. Please respond if you know anything of the original WHITE family living in Carroll, Iowa in 1880. Don Harrington. Posted 9 May 97.

Queries for First Half of 1998

Plumley, Ruark - I seek any information about ancestors in the Carroll Co., Ralston ,Glidden , or Coon Rapids area. Grandmother born Feb.14,1880 (Olive V . Ruark). Grand father Edward Plumley born? My goal is to trace my Plumley family tree, but I am just getting started. AnWAND, MEYER - Seeking information on the descendants of Anton WAND and Clara MEYER. They immigrated from Helmsdorf, Germany, in the early 1880's and settled near Breda, IA. Known descendants include sons Anton (b. 11/13/1883) and Tony (b. 4/19/1898), and at least 1 daughter. E-mail: Posted July 1, 1998.

HEUTON, MCCOY - Seeking parents/siblings of Onke Jacob HEUTON born 1894, died 1962, married Bessie MCCOY. 10 children all born in Carroll Co IA between years 1916-1936. Need parents/sibs of Bessie, also, born 1895, died 1941. Any help will be greatly appreciated. E-mail: Sandy Morris Phelps Posted July 1, 1998.

JORDAN, WRITTE - I am searching for the parents of my Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother. His name is FRANCIS JORDAN. He was born in Coon Rapid, Caroll Co., IA , in 1858. His wife was ELIZABETH WRITTE. She also was born in Coon Rapid, Caroll Co., IA, in 1865. They both died in Portland, OR in 1929 and 1927. Thank you, E-mail: M.H. Sluder Posted June 22, 1998.

KENNEDY, TIMMONS, MURRANE - Looking for information on John Kennedy. Born May 16, 1852. Died May 15, 1895. Buried in Greene County, Willow Township Cemetery. Married to Emma L Timmons Kennedy. Born March 11, 1858. Died August 19, 1930. Also buried in above cemetery. Believe they resided in Coon Rapids. Had daughter Bertha Kennedy Murrane. Also looking for info on John and/or Emma's parents. Thanks.
E-mail: Barb Ingraham Posted June 11, 1998.

KANE, FARMER - I am searching for any information on my father's father, Herbert James KANE. My father, Herbert Russell Kane, was born in Carroll, Iowa on 12/24/1920. His mother's name was Cora (FARMER) Kane. His birth certificate lists his father's name as Herbert James KANE. At that time, he was 36 years old, occupation salesman, born in Michigan. His mother was 41 years old, born in Iowa. (Her family was all from Iowa). My father was told that when he was 3 years old, his father "disappeared". We have later learned that he and his mother divorced. Cora Kane and Herbert James Kane had three children, Paul James (or possibly James Paul - age around 17 at the time of my father's birth), his sister Genivieve, and my father Herbert Russell Kane. Cora Kane moved the family to Wetumka, Oklahoma after Herbert James Kane "disappeared", where her brother William "Charlie" Farmer was an attorney/banker. At some point after this, they moved to Ada, Oklahoma, where my father was raised. We would like any information on Herbert James KANE (what really happened to him), and would like to communicate with any of his family. We have run into a dead-end. E-mail: Ginger Rhodes Posted June 10, 1998.

SUTTON, Schoonover, Younkin - Looking for Ernest Charles SUTTON b: July 26, 1858 in DeRuyter New York, Madison County m: unknown to Fidella Mae Schoonouer b: 1861 Missouri d: March 4, 1886 in Audubon Co., Iowa. They had two sons: Harlie Aretus and Alfred Henry. Alfred Henry SUTTON b: Feb. 26, 1886 in Carroll, Iowa m: Marie Isabel Younkin Jan. 12, 1933 d: Nov. 23, 1962 buried in Wessington, SD. Marie is Alfred's second wife; name of the first wife is unknown. Searching SUTTON SCHOONOUER and YOUNKIN. E-mail: Renata L. Sutton Posted June 8, 1998.

CONNER, CODER, STEWART, McCOY - I am looking for Lawrence Franklin CONNER b.1878 married Grace STEWART. Three children were born: Lyle Curtis died before the age of one year. Wilda y information would be greatly appreciated. E-mail: David Plumley Posted May 12, 1998.

Meierotto, Kelly - Looking for my husband's grandmother, Anna MEIEROTTO, who was born in Carroll, IA 1-1-1865. She married Bernard C. Kelly (we think in Carroll, IA) and had eight children that lived past infancy: Bernard b. 1880, Mary, Casper b. 1898, Paul b. 1900, Frances, John b. 1905, Nina b. 1874 and Pauline b. 1-1-1865. We know nothing about her husband Bernard, except that he was a doctor and they were divorced (we know not when). Anna wound up in Tulsa, OK in her old age and died there. We would like to find them on the state census to see if we could learn more info. E-mail: Gena Cline Posted April 27, 1998.

Coykendall - Looking for info on COYKENDALL, George, that I believe was born in Glidden Iowa in the 1880's. Hopefully it would include ancestors and decendents. E-mail: Terry D. Erickson Posted April 21, 1998.

Knoblanch (Knoblauch), Shoeffner, LaVergne, Breithaup - Looking for information on the family of Wilhelmina KNOBLANCH (or KNOBLAUCH), born in Mount Carmel, IA, on 31 March 1877. Parents were Adam KNOBLANCH (or KNOBLAUCH) and Barbara SHOEFFNER, both from Germany. Wilhelmina married Louis LA VERGNE. They resided in Tacoma, Washington, where she died on 28 February 1948. She had two daughters, Louise DRAKE and Evelyn BREITHAUP and two sons, George and Frank LA VERGNE. E-mail: Sue Posted April 20, 1998.

Rockwell, Osbourne, Leonard, Robinson - ROCKWELL, Woodrow Anthony. Looking for any information on my father. He was born July 26, 1917, in Coon Rapids, Carroll County. His parents names were Marvin and Elsie. His last name could have been OSBOURNE. His given name at birth was Woodrow Tone Leonard. His mother died sometime between 1960 and 1965. He had 3 uncles Dub, Tone and Leonard. They worked for the railroad. He moved to Los Angeles, CA. He met my mother Betty ROBINSON in San Diego. They married Jan 2, 1946 and came to live in Albuquerque, NM in 1948. I don't know much about my dad. I do know that when he was 10 he was driving a car, had an accident and killed his cousin. The family disowned him. Thank you for any help. E-mail: Janet Tinnin Posted April 14, 1998.

Hoiten, Feenstra - Am looking for information on George HOITEN and his family, He was married to Jacoba FEENSTRA in Carroll Co. 1882 and they had at least one child born in Carroll Co. in Arcadia in 1884, that childs name may Have Been Anthony and may have been delivered by a Doctor J.B.H. FEENSTRA (Jacoba's father??) This family also lived and spent time in Ida, Sac and Crawford counties. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! E-mail: Ken Coop Posted April 14, 1998.

Bruntlett, Pawson - I am researching my wife's family name of Bruntlett. Originally a John Bruntlett with his wife Mary settled in Iowa after 1852 in or around I believe Glidden. They had several children History is: John Bruntlett & Mary Pawson Children: Charles born 1853 one child. Elise Foster born 1855 no children Francis born 1857 no children Mary Jane born 1860 died young Rosanna born 1863 Married George White 1882 (their children) Lillian, Clara Anna , Millyne Olive, Frank, Meryl Henry Born 1864 children: Ervin, Floyd, Charles,Archie Etna, FlorenceWilliam born 1869 Child Warren. Lived Iowa&CalifCora born 1873 Child Wayne Henry is supposed to of been quite rich and owned several farms.E-mail: Richard Posted April 14, 1998.

Vanderloo, Schulte - Looking for information on John Jacob Vanderloo born approx 1895 Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa. I believe his father was named Steve. John married Hilda Schulte. E-mail: SMSgt Jeff Vanderloo
Posted April 14, 1998.

Preyt, Wagner, Brandt - Henrick Preyt, Wife, Martha Wagner, Had sons Henry and George. Henry married Minnie Alvina Brandt, Arcadia Township Carroll Co. March 5 1914. They then had seven Girls. From there I can find its Henrick and Martha that I can not find . In life or death . If you can help me out, please e-mail. April 7 addendum: Please add this to my surnames. I am looking for the parents of this list of people. I believe that there names are Otto Hinze, Henrick Preyt, Emma Rathman John Hell (Hill) And Minnie Brandt. Thank you Glenda Hinze Begnoche E-mail: Glenda Posted April 6, 1998.

Rodman, Strawn, Hume, Barnhill Seeking WILLIAM RODMAN Iowa family information. Wm Rodman b. about 2/10/1797 Mifflin Co. Juniata River PA d. 3/7/1884 in Glidden, IA. He is buried in East Liberty Cemetary in Lanesboro, IA. His 1st wife was Hannah Strawn who he married in Perry Co OH. 2nd wife was Elizabeth Hume married in Marion or Boone Co IN 1848. 3d wife was Sarah Barnhill married in IN 1848. William was probate judge in Boone Co. & relocated to Jones & Wayne Co. IA. He was in freight hauling business. His children & grandchildren born & died in Monticello IA. Wm. is brother to my gg grandfather Dr. Samuel Wiles Rodman of Boone Co IN & Washington State Territory. Wm.'s son John H Rodman was elected sherrif in Boone Co in 1850s & relocated to Ray County Missouri. I'm tracking William to HOPEFULLY LOCATE his mother or step mother Roseann Cusick Rodman as well as seeking documented information on William Rodman's recorded birth place & known grandparents of the 1700s in Pennsylvania or Virginia. Also, DELONG; CUYSINGER; FACKNER; COOKSON; SELLARS; MOORE; &; HEZRANDT names followed the Rodmans as they migrated from Perry Co thru IN to ILL & IA. Best Wishes & Thank you for your help. E-mail: Scott Rodman, 811 Kirkland Wy Kirkland, WA 98033 Posted March 30, 1998.

Hugeback, Hoffman Looking for info regarding Louis HUGEBACK, b-16 June 1899, Roselle, Carroll Co., Iowa; d-17 Jan 1961, Carroll, Carroll Co., IA. Mar-Marie HOFFMAN, b-27Feb1904/26Feb1905, Willey, Carroll Co., IA; d-27Jan1922, Carroll, Carroll Co., IA; married 5Feb1922 St. Mary's Church, Willey, Carroll Co., Ia. Any information on the HUGEBACK/HOFFMAN families is welcome. E-mail: AHARWOOD Posted March 30, 1998.

Conner, CoderI am looking for any information onLAWRENCE FRANKLIN CONNER b.Feb.22, 1878 Coon Rapids, Carroll Co., Iowa. died:Oct. 26, 1937. His father wasJAMES CONNER b. Iowa. Mother was Lorretta Coder b. Penn.LAWRENCE was my grandfather. E-mail: Tammy Ray Posted March 30, 1998.

Benz, GerberI am looking for names of Benz and Gerber in Coon Rapids,Iowa. My Mother went to Coon schools. Thanks. E-mail: PKGRIGGS Posted March 30, 1998.

English, Hobbs, FrySearching for information on: Sarah ENGLISH B 1846 Canada D Unk. Unk. M J.W. HOBBS in Carroll B Unk. Unk. D Unk. Unk. When they married the article said that Mr. HOBBS was from Jasper Township, Iowa. Family records state that they resided in Glidden, Iowa and perhaps at one time in Lansboro, Iowa. Her parents were John Wallace ENGLISH and Jane H. FRY residing in Carroll, Iowa beginning 1861. Any information on Sarah and/or family would be greatly appreciated. E-mail: Dixie Lee English Posted March 30, 1998.

HousemanI am looking for any information about my grandfather's family. My grandfather's name was Walter Guy HOUSEMAN. He was born in Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, on August 10, 1904. His father's name was Walter Howe HOUSEMAN and his mother's name was Inez (I do not know Inez's madien name). My grandfather was called "Guy". He later moved to Michigan where he married my grandmother. I believe his mother (Inez) died when he was fairly young and his father remarried. It's possible that Inez died in Carroll. I would like to correspond with anyone who may have some knowledge of his family. E-mail: Mardell Ryan Posted March 30, 1998.

Laugel, Rauch Dr. Ambrose M. (AM) Laugel (1868-1954) Practiced Medicine in Breda for 59 years and was former mayor of Breda. Boston, Pennsylvania>Vermont Medical College>Council Bluffs, Iowa>Montana>Breda, Carroll County> Married to Christitina Rauch in February of 1914. E-mail: JimmyLee52@Compuserve.Com
Posted March 16, 1998.

Washington Twp School Dist # 2 - Killeen I am looking for information on my husbands family. Also curious, I have a souvenir from School District No. 2. Washington Township, Carroll County, Iowa dated 1898-1899. Teacher Katharine Killeen. "The Original Document" Pupils names included on this: Arthur,Maria,Henry,Emil,Adolph Ehlers. Charles,Mamie,Willie,Samuel Hartung. Helene Starck, Nettie,Millie,Elva Eike. Henry,Fred,John,Millie Schroeder. Oscar,Laura,Emma Heider. Freda,Bertha,Sophie Keopke. Henry, Adolph Hinz. Mary Schuette. Annie Graw. Joseph Reinart. I am posting this for anyone interested in these familytree's Also where was Washington Township located,near what town?? E-mail: Tanya Hartung  Posted March 16, 1998.

Hartung, Faust Information on Thomas Hartung & Mary Faust(h&w)approx.1883 located in Carroll County(washington township) Iowa, 4 children born 1883 to 1888 in Carroll Co. Migrated to Idaho in 1900. THOMAS HARTUNG & MARY FAUST HARTUNG Both born in Pennsylvania, I am assuming they married in Carroll County in 1883 as they had a son born in Carroll Co in 1883,Carl(Charles) Hartung. Samuel Pat Hartung born in 1885, William Henry Hartung(Wilheim)in 1886 and Mamie Hartung in 1888, all children were born in Carroll Co. I have a document that shows these children attending school in 1898-1899 school district no. 2 Washington Township,Carroll Co. Iowa. The family migrated to Idaho in February 1900. They are all buried in Payette, Idaho. I am looking for information on their families in Pennsylvania and on them. Any information would be greatly appreciated. E-mail: Tanya Hartung Posted March 13, 1998.

McCauley, Higgins - I am looking for information on Daniel C. McCauley. He married Electie Lucinda Higgins in about 1889, they had several children including my grandmother, Mary Ida McCauley Pritchard. Reportedly this was his second marriage. I found a Daniel C. McCauley on the 1880 Crawford County Census with wife Aden and children Francis P and James. Any help narrowing this done would be appreciated. Thought they might have spent some time in Carroll Co. PS: Both Danial and Electie are buried in Cottonwood Cemetary in Calhoun County. E-mail: Bob Prichard, Buford, GA Posted March 11, 1998.

Murphy, Scott - see information added March 6, 1998, to February 27 query, below.

Duncan, Grote - I am trying to locate the whereabouts of Doug Duncan, Kuemper Class of 1966. From Carroll, IA. I am looking for the whereabouts of Ted Grote, Kuemper High School Class of 1966. Grew up outside of Mt. Carmel. E-mail: Posted March 2, 1998.

Livingston, Annear - Seeking ancestral information for Harry Austin LIVINGSTON, born Carrollton, Carroll County. Iowa, May 4, 1876. Brother of Della Livingston ANNEAR. The Father's name was Joseph LIVINGSTON, mother unknown. Harry lived in Wisconsin for a time, returned to family farm about 1911, until 1920. Other siblings were, John LIVINGSTON, AND Clarence LIVINGSTON. Would love to hear fron anyone with information. E-mail: Betty Edwards Posted February 27, 1998.

Murphy, Scott - Looking for information on my grandparents: DAVID H.MURPHY and VIOLA SUSAN SCOTT who were married at Coon Rapids, IA. on January 21, 1900. My grandmother was a teacher and I believe my grandfather was in the newspaper business. Any information is appreciated. Thank you.
Additional information added March 6, 1998:
JOHN MCCABE SCOTT b. January 01, 1832 in Centre township, Pennsylvania d. December 26, 1916 in Bayard, IA RESIDENT OF COON RAPIDS, IA married October 02, 1855 to:

SARAH AGNES DAVIS B. November 02, 1838
d. February 08, 1926

1. George Davis Scott b. June 06, 1856 in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, d. March 08, 1922 in Coon Rapids, IA sp: Nancy Barbara Miles
2. Isaiah Lafe Scott b. September 03, 1859
3. William Henry Scott b. January 07, 1858
4. Edmund Beriah (?) b. February 23, 1862 d. August 11, 1864
5. Susan Viola b. April 01, 1865 in Iowa d. December 25, 1950 at Independence, IA. buried in Harlinton Cemetery, Waverly, Iowa sp: David H. Murphy b. November 02, 1865 Trenton, New Jersey d. March 21, 1933 Waverly., Iowa
6. John Edwin Scott b. December 17, 1866
7. Mary Jane Scott b. July 26, 1868 d. March 17, 1951 sp: ? Norwood
8. Elizabeth Rosella Scott b. September 30, 1871
9. Athelia Emma Scott b. November 22, 1876 d. November 25, 1954 sp: Van Woodruff
10. Frank Harvey Scott b. August 22, yr? d. April 16,. 1877
11. Otis Clyde Scott b. October 12, 1878
E-mail: Jean Kremer  Posted February 27, 1998.

Sutton - Looking for any information on Alfred Henry Sutton born in Carroll Iowa February 26, 1888 to Mr and Mrs Ernest Sutton. Would like to know anything before that. We are trying to put together a family tree, and would appreciate any information. E-mail: Becky Sutton Posted February 25, 1998.

Whitmarsh, Blanchard - Looking for relatives of Albert WHITMARSH, born in New York on 3 Sept 1868. He died 21 Feb 1958 at Algona Kossuth Co Iowa and is buried there but he raised a large family at Coon Rapids Carroll Co Iowa. His parents were Ernest Whitmarsh and Ann. He married Lydia NEWELL BLANCHARD on 1899 Carroll Co Iowa and she was married to Uri BLANCHARD.
E-mail: GENE VINSAND Posted February 21, 1998.

Kennebeck, Gleason - I am looking for advice on how to find my grandfather's roots. He was married, lived and died in Carroll County. NAME: George Kennebeck DATE of BIRTH: ???about 1865 +/- 2 or 3 yrs. DATE of MARRIAGE: 1887 to Eliza Gleason in Carroll Co. DATE of DEATH: ???about 1945 +/1 2 or 3 yrs. Buried in the Catholic cemetery (name?) in Carroll. E-mail: Marv Kennebeck  Posted February 12, 1998.

Andreessen or Andreassen or Andressen or Andresen - Lokking for information on my g grandfather last name birth (1850) cert Andreessen, Andrees . Marriage cert. Andreassen to Saarke Willems Marfeld (born 1851 died 1944) name on death (1923) cert. Andressen. They came from Uphousem, Ostfriesland, Germany in the spring of 1887 and 1st settled in Breda, Ia with 3 sons John, William, and Henry (my grandfather) and in 1888 moved to Clara City, MN. Would like info of pictures or relitives out there. E-mail: Jeremy Andresen  Posted February 10, 1998.

Peters, Gorham - Seeking information, relatives, photographs of Henry Carlton PETERS. Born 29 February, 1840, in Monroe County, Michigan. Married Agnes L. GORHAM November, 1867, in Monmouth, Illinois. Moved to Manning, Carroll County, Iowa, in April, 1879, with four daughters and one son, Charles. Son Francis born in Manning in 1885. Daughter Anna born in Manning in 1887. Henry died in Manning 19 March,1923. He is buried in South Rockwood, Michigan. He served during the Civil War in the 47th Ohio Infantry. E-mail: Leroy H. Corbin, P.O. Box 1203,Graham, WA 98338. Posted February 5, 1998.

Schrad - Requesting any information available about Margaret Catherine SCHRAD of Carroll, Iowa. This lady is named as being my mother in the Birth Records of Woodbury County (Sioux City) in April 1942 where I was born and put up for adoption. Thank you James W De Rocher Sr E-mail: James W De Rocher Sr  Posted February 5, 1998.

Carroll - Looking for a Carroll family that moved to COONS RAPIDS around the year 1870. They would have arrived from Ireland via Boston. Believe that the mothers name was Margaret. She was a widow. All children I believe were grown. One daughter remained in Mass. Possible son's name to be Thomas. E-Mail: Posted February 5, 1998.

Schmitz, Brincks - Working on the following family:

Theodore Schmitz b. 1856, Germany mar. Eliz. (Unknown) b. 1861 Germany.
Children were:
Eliz. b. May 1887
Margaret b. 1888
Mary b. Aug 1889
Matthew b. Dec 1890
Katherine b. Jan 1893
Henry b. Sep 1894
Wm. b. Sep 1897 mar. Margaret Brincks b. Jan 1901
Theodore b. Sep 1899
Lena b. 1904
Tracy b. 1907
Any help with the above family would greatly appreciated. Need marriages and families for the above. E-Mail: Darleen Berens. Posted January 20, 1998.

Hastings - Rev. Royal HASTINGS was b. 1810 and died 19 Jan 1874 in Carroll Co., IA. Abt. 1839 he married Caroline??? (possibly BROWN). They may have married in the Wayne Co., IN area, where Royal's father, Rev. William Hastings lived briefly. Before moving to Carroll Co. IA, this family lived in Hamilton Co., OH and Licking Co., OH. They had the following children: Electa Caroline b. abt. 1840, William H. b. 1842, Daniel b. 1843, and Royal E. b 1849. Does anyone know Caroline's surname or when she died? Any clues appreciated. E-Mail: Carol. Posted January 14, 1998.

Murphy - I am searching for information on Jeremiah and Sarah MURPHY. I believe they moved to Coon Rapids,IA in 1885. Jerry or J.E. MURPHY worked on the railroad. Mary Rebecca "Mayme" and Frances Ellen "Daisy" were their daughters. According to Sarah's mother's obituary from the 1897 Delavan,Ill. newspaper, they were in Coon Rapids in 1897. They had moved to Del Rio, Texas by the 1900 census. From family stories, Frances Ellen taught school in Coon Rapids. They were Baptists. Any information will be appreciated. E-Mail: Pat Tausch. Posted January 12, 1998.

Taylor, Coppock - I am looking for any information on Samuel Taylor and his wife Hester/Esther Coppock (maybe Hall). He died 5 Aug 1896 in Coon Rapids and she died 31 May 1902 in Coon Rapids. Any info would be appreciated. My smail address is Dennis Brown 2911 Ramblingwood Ln Centerville, Oh 45458-9302 E-Mail: Dennis Brown. Posted January 5, 1998.

Neu, Schlichte - I'm looking for information on a Clem Schlichte and a Mary Neu. They were married in Carroll, Iowa about 1890. If anyone has information on or about anybody with those last two names please contact me. Thankyou.
{In a newspapper article annoucing the death of Mrs Clem SCHLICHTE(MARY NEU) it states she had a brother named WILLIAM NEU of Templeton, Iowa. Also it states she had a sister Mrs. GEORGE FRANK of Caroll, Iowa. This article also tells of a relatives who came from a distance, a Mrs. PETE NEU and daughter VIVIAN NEU, and Mrs. KATE FRANK of Caroll, Iowa. I'm looking for information on all of the peoples names i stated.} Additional information posted 12 Jan 1998. E-Mail: Randall J. Slater. Posted January 5, 1998.

Timpe, Riedel - I am searching for information about my great-grandfather, Louis Riedel, who came to the US from Germany in the early 1860's. Louis lived in Wheatland, Iowa, in 1880 because that is where & when my grandfather, George Riedel, was born; however, family history states that Louis lived in Glidden, & Lanesboro, Iowa. Louis died ca 1885. Louis married Katrina Maria Sherer (Scherer, Scherrer) daughter of Jacob Sherer & Margarethe Timpe Sherer. Margarethe Timpe was the daughter of Johann Wilhelm (William or Henry) Timpe & Anna Dorthea Timpe. Anna Dorthea Timpe died at the home of her son, Jacob Timpe in Lidderdale, Carroll County, Iowa 12 June 1882. My grandfather, George Riedel, was married in 1902 in Benton County, Iowa, which is where my grandmother, Edith Harger Riedel, was born & was living. They moved to Campbellsville, KY, which is were I am today. Please send a note with any information pertaining to my ancestors. I would enjoy and appreciate it. E-Mail: Edith Riedel McMahan. Posted January 2, 1998.

Frank, Vetter - I am beginning a search of great-grandparents, Richard and Bertha (Vetter) Frank, m. Nov 15, 1899 at Arcadia. She born in Arcadia. They moved to Bonsteel, SD 1906. Are there Franks and Vetters still living in Arcadia? Richard Frank, born 1-23-75 Grand Mound, IA son of Henry & Julie Frank. Where were Henry & Julia buried? Names of newspapers of the time. Thanks so much. E-Mail: Jan Stofferan.  Posted 2 January 1998.

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