Notes for Timothy Crowley

      US Census Clinton Twp. Clinton Co. June 1860 Dwelling 475 family 460 age 50 born Ireland Personal Property $250     

      Declaration of intent for naturalization 26 August 1867 signed with his mark.     

      BURIAL: St. Mary's Cemetery.     

      Last Will & Testament of Timothy Crowley     

      CROWLEY     

      Posted By: Marian Crowley Chamberlain <crowleychamberlain@juno.com>

Date: 12/25/2001 at 00:03:59     

      LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT     

      In the name of God, Amen. I, Timothy Crowley, of Welton Township in the county of Clinton, and State of Iowa, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and the certainty of death, and being weak in body, but of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make, ordain and establish this my Last Will and Testament, hereby making all other wills by me heretofore made, which will now made is in the forwards and figures following, to wit,     

      First I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Catharine Crowley, four cows, all my house hold furniture of every description as her sole, and individual property forever, and that in addition to the one third interest allowed her by law, in the North West quarter (1/4) of the South East quarter (1/4) of section fourteen (14) in Township Eighty two (82) North of Range three (3) East of the 5th P.M. and also in the South East quarter (1/4) of said South East quarter (1/4) of said section fourteen (14) in the Township and Range aforesaid, she shall have one third interest in the proceeds of said land during her natural Life.     

      Second, I give and bequeath to my son, John Crowley, an undivided one third part of the lands above described, and he may enter upon and have possesion of the same from and after my death, reserving a one third interest in the products of said lands, during the natural life of my beloved wife, Catharine Crowley, for her support, and that of her family.     

      Third, I give and bequeath to my son, Patrick Crowley, an undivided one third part of the said lands herein before described, and he may enter upon and take possession of the same when he shall arrive at the age of twenty one years reserving a one third interest in his individual third part of the produce of said land, for the support of my beloved wife during her natural life, and that until he shall arrive at the age of twenty one years, it is my desire that he remain as one of her family, and that she have the whole products of his undivided one third part as well as that of her own interest for her support.     

      Fourth, I give and bequeath to my daughter, Mrs. Julia Henesy, ten dollars, ($10.00).     

      Fifth. I give amd bequeath to my daughter, Johanna Crowley, ten dollars,($10.00).     

      Sixth, I give and bequeath to my daughter, Ellen Crowley, Three hundred dollars ($300.00).     

      Seventh, I order and direct that after my funeral expenses, last sickness expenses, and other debts be paid out of the personal property, such as cattle, hogs, and horses, which my exectitor(sic) is hereby authorized to sell for that purpose, the remainder of said property, farming utensils then shall remain on the farm for the use and purpose of carrying on said farm, paying taxes and keeping up repairs.     

      And lastly, I hereby appoint my beloved friend, John Sulivan, of Welton Township in said county of Clinton, and State of Iowa, my Execetor(sic) of this my last Will and Testament,     

      Timothy (his X mark) Crowley (Seal)     

      Signed and sealed by the said Timothy Crowled (sic), in our presence, and in the presence of each other, who hear(sic) at his request have subscribed our names at DeWitt this 2nd day of November A.D. 1868.     

      Thomas Quigley of DeWitt, Clinton County, Iowa     

      David McNeil of DeWitt, Clinton County, Iowa 

Notes for Catherine Monahan

      US Census Clinton Twp. Clinton Co. June 1860 Dwelling 475 family 460 age 49 born Ireland     

      OBITUARY: The Clinton Daily Herald; Monday January 16 1882.  At the home of her son, Mr. Patrick Crowley, in this city Sunday morning at nine o'clock, of old age, Mrs. Catherine Crowley, widow of the late Timothy Crowley, aged 71 years.  Deceased had been ailing somewhat, but was able to perform her usual duties up to Saturday morning last.  She rapidly became worse and died at the hour stated.  The funeral cortege will start from the home on Fourth avenue between Sisth and Seventh streets, for the church at 9:30 o'clock Thesday morning.  The remains will be interred in the cemetery west of this city.     

      BURIAL: St. Mary's Cemetery.

Patrick Crowley Obituary

OBITUARY: The Clinton Daily Herald; August 21, 1900 Old Resident Dies Patrick Crowley One of the Pioneers of Clinton Passes Away.  At 5 o'clock this morning at the home of his sister Mrs. James Hennessy of Sixth avenue occured the death of her brother Patirck Crowley, after an illness of several months of consumption.  Deceased was numbered among the first persons born in this county.  He fist saw the light of day near Mill Creek 45 years ago.  Up to ten years ago he resided in this county then went west and made his home at Seattle, Vancouver island and other places in that vicinity,mainly engaged in the lumber business.  About a month ago when he realized that he had but a short time to live, he returned to Clinton in order to be with his relatives when the end came.  Besides Mrs. Hennessy, he leaves one other sister, Mrs. John Foley of Clinton, and one brother, John Crowley of Welton. August 22, 1900 The Clinton Morning Age Patrick Crowley died at the home of his sister, Mrs. James Hennesy, at the corner of Sixth avenue and Seventh street at 5 o'clock Tuesday morning, aged 42 years. Deceased was born in Aurora, Ill., and was brought to this county when a babe, by his parents.  Some twelve years ago Mr. Crowley went to Colorado where he spent most of his time in the mining districts, returning home but six weeks ago a sufferer from consumption. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. James Hennesy and Mrs. John Foley, and his brother John Crowley of Welton township. The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock thursday morning with services at St. Mary's church CAUSE DEATH: Consumption BURIAL: St. Mary's Cemetery

Notes for Bridget Duffy

      OBITUARY: The Clinton Herald; September 6, 1934.  Burial was in the Petersville cemetery.  Mrs. Crowley was born March 20, 1852 North Vernon, Ind.  She came to this state in a prairie schooner with her parents Mr. & Mrs. Martin Duffy.  She was married Oct. 8, 1876 to John Crowley and resided in Welton Township ever since.  Surviving are three sons and two daughters, Mrs. William Wulf, M.F. Crowley and E.F. Crowley of Welton, Mrs. Frank Cavanaugh of Delmar and Tim Crowley of DeWitt.  Her husband and three sons preceded her in death, John, Thomas and James.  One brother, Martin Duffy of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Celia Crowley of Sioux City and Mrs.W.L. Frederick of Ord, Nebr; 20 grandchildren also mourn her passing.     

      BURIAL: Petersville Cemetery.

Notes for Julia Crowley

      US Census June 9, 1900 born Nov 1843 Married 32 years came to the US in 1866     

      OBITUARY: The Clinton Herald; June 2, 1922. Mrs. Julia Hennessey, widow of the late James Hennessey, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Logan, at 8:30 o'clock this morning, following a long decline in health.  She leaves besides the daughter, a sister, Mrs. Johann Foley of Clinton, and several nieces and nephews.

Friday, Mrs. Julia Hennessey died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Logan, seriously ill but one week.  A pioneer resident of this city.  One daughter, Mrs. Logan, a grandson, Robert Logan, one sister, Mrs. Johann Foley of this city.  Her husband died 5 years ago.     

      BURIAL: St. Mary's Cemetery. Tombstone inscription b. 4 Nov. 1844 

Notes for James Hennessey

      US Census June 9, 1900 born May 1834 married 32 years came to the US in 1865 Cabinet Maker     

      OBITUARY: The Clinton Advertiser Wednesday June 13, 1917 p. 6 James Hennessy aged 79 years died at 10:45 o'clock last evening at his home, 702 Sixth avenue.  Mr. Hennessy was born in Canada in 1838 and come to the States in 1865 settling at Clinton where he has been a resident since that date.  He was married July 3, 1867 to Julia Crowley.  The deceased was a carpenter by trade and had operated a furniture store in Lyons fifty years ago.  Six weeks previous to his death, Mr. Hennessey fell and injured his hip, being confined to his bed the entire time.  Death is attributed to a complication of diseases and to old age.  Those who survive to mourn his loss, are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. John Logan; one grandson, Robert Logan; and three sisters, Mrs. George Wadall, Mrs. John Boothman and Mrs. Edward Cullen all of Chicago.  The funeral will probably be held Friday morning at St. Mary's church.  Burial will be made in St. Mary's cemetery.

The Clinton Herald; June 13, 1917; Page 8.     

      BURIAL: St. Mary's Cemetery.

Notes for Timothy Francis Crowley

      US Census 14 & 15 June, 1900 Welton Township Clinton County Supervisor's District 2 Enumeration District 34 Sheet 8 born Oct 1877

6 February 1920 US Census DeWitt Township Dwelling 120 Family 120 Crowley, Tim 42 years     

      Obituary: The Clinton Herald Monday May 3, 1959. Tim F. Crowley, 81, well known DeWitt farmer, died early Sunday in Mercy hospital, Davenport, after about 2 weeks' illness.  The requiem mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph's Catholic church, with Rev. Francis Kelly as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery.  The body is at the Hanrahan funeral home where frieds may call after 7 p.m. today.  There will be recitation of the rosary at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

Mr. Crowley was born Oct. 8, 1877 in Welton township, son of the late John and Bridget Duffy Crowley.  He was married to Mary Ellen Kearney Jan. 28, 1908, in DeWitt St. Joseph's church.  She preceeded him in death on March 21, 1956.  Mr. Crowley farmed near DeWitt all his life.

Surviving are 2 sons, Joseph of Clinton and Carles of DeWitt; 4 daughters, Mrs. Clarence Craig and Mrs. Clem Lawlor, both of DeWitt, Mrs. Francis Kane, Long Grove, and Margaret of Davenport; a brother, Vincent E. Crowley of Delmar, a sister, Mrs. Frank Cavanaugh of Delmar and 7 grandchildren.

The Clinton Herald Tuesday May 5, 1959 p. 11 Requiem for Timothy F. Crowley, DeWitt farmer, will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. (DST) Wednesday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church.  Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery.  The body reposes in the Hanrahan funeral home. 

Notes for Mary Ellen Nellie Kearney

      1895 Iowa Census Volume 313, page 314, line 20 DeWitt Twp. Clinton Co. lists Nellie Kearney as 12 years old.

US Census Clinton Co. DeWitt Twp 9 June 1900 SD 2 ED 20 Sheets 4&5 born Jul 1882 age 17

6 February 1920 US Census DeWitt Township Dwelling 120 Family 120 Crowley, Nellie 37 years     

      Obituary: The Clinton Herald Thursday March 22, 1956.  Mrs. T.F. Crowley, 73 of north east of DeWitt, died at 11:25 p.m. Wednesday at home after a few weeks illness.  Friends may call after 7 tonight at the Hanrahan funeral home.  Rosary will be recited at 8 tonight in the funeral home by the Altar and Rosary society and at 8 p.m. Friday there by Rev. E.A. Cone, St. Joseph's Catholic church pastor.

Requiem mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph's church.  Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery.  The former Mary Ellen Kearney was born July 14, 1882 in DeWitt township to the late James and Susan Crowley Kearney.  She spent her entire life in the community and attended local schools.  On Jan 22, 1908, she was married in St. Joseph's church to Timothy F. Crowley.  She was a member of St. Joseph's parish, Altar and Rosary society and Diocesian Council of Catholic Women.

Surviving are the husband; four daughters, Mrs. Clem (Nellie) Lawlor, Mrs. Clarence (Agnita) Craig, both of DeWitt, Mrs. Francis (Florence) Kane, Long Grove and Miss Margaret Crowley, Davenport; two sons, Joseph of Clinton; charles of DeWitt, and two brothers, Mike Kearney, DeWitt and John of Davenport.

She also was preceeded in death by one daughter in infancy, one sister and one brother.

Nellie Lucille Crowley

Notes: 6 February 1920 US Census DeWitt Township Dwelling 120 Family 120 Crowley, Nellie 9 years OBITUARY: The Clinton Herald, Thursday March 30, 1995, p.9.  The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt, for Nellie Lawlor, 84, of DeWitt, who died Wednesday at DeWitt Community Hospital.  The Rev. Robert Harness will officiate.  Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Nelson Funeral Home, DeWitt, where a 4 p.m. rosary will be recited by the altar and rosary society, and a 7 p.m. scripture service will be held.  Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.  Mrs. Lawlor was born July 11, 1910, in Welton, to Timothy and Nell Kearney Lawlor.  She married Clem Lawlor, Oct. 21, 1941, in DeWitt.  Mrs. Lawlor had attended Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, and had been employed with Iowa Mutual Insurance Company in DeWitt.  She and her husband had farmed in the DeWitt area for 29 years.  She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and its altar and rosary society.  She enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles.  Survivors include a sister, Agnita Craig of DeWitt; a sister-in-law, Grace Crowley of Clinton; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers and two sisters.  Death date: March 29, 1995.

Notes for William J. Wulf

      US Census January 16, 1920 SD 2 ED 40 Sheet 5 Dwelling 108 Family 110 age 35     

      OBITUARY: The Clinton Herald; September 25; Page 10 William J. Wulf, 91, died Friday at Westwing Place, DeWitt, where he had been a resident.  The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert Striegel officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will include Pat Cavanagh, Don Dierickx, Heffrey Dierickx, Doyle Pool, Gary Baker and Joseph Yegge.  Visitation at the Hanrahan Funeral Home, DeWitt, will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday.  The K of C will recite the Rosary at 7 p.m.  The parish Rosary will be said at 8 p.m.  Mr. Wulf was born Feb. 17, 1885, in Berlin Township, Clinton County, to James and Maggie Peters Wulf.  He married Nell Crowley April 17, 1911 at Welton.  A farmer in the Welton area, he was also employed at DuPont, Camanche and the Iowa Highway Commission before he retired.  He was a life member of the K of C.  Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Agnes Claussen, Clinton; four grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  Mr. Wulf was preceeded in death by his wife, a daughter, a brother, three sisters and a grandson.

      BURIAL: St. Joseph's Cemetery

Notes for Vincent E. Crowley

      US Census 14 & 15 June, 1900 Welton Township Clinton County Supervisor's District 2 Enumeration District 34 Sheet 8 born July 1893

US Census January 16, 1920 SD 2 ED 40 Sheet 5 Dwelling 108 Family 110 age 27 living with brother-in-law William Wulf     

      OBITUARY: The Clinton Herald; September 1, 1967 Vincent E. Crowley, 74, of Welton, died at12:30 a.m. today at Mercy hospital in Des Moines after a long illness.  Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. Ann Catholic church in Welton, with the Rev. John W. Schmitz officiating. Burial will be in the Immaculate Conception church cemetery at Petersville.  Friends may call after 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hanrahan funeral home in DeWitt.  The parish rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.     

      BURIAL: Petersville Cemetery     

Notes for May Teresa McAllister

      BURIAL: Petersville Cemetery. 

Notes for Clara Ann Farrell

      OBITUARY: The Clinton Herald; Tuesday May 26, 1964 p. 11 Mrs. Vincent E. Crowley, 63, died at 2 a.m. today in her home on Delmar Rural Route south of Welton.  She had been ill only a short time.  The requiem mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Ann's Catholic Church at Welton, with the Rev. John Schmitz as celebrant.  Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Church cemetery at Petersville.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. this Tuesday in the Harahan funeral home at DeWitt.  The parish rosary will be recited threre at 8 p.m. Wednesday.  Clare Ann Farrell was born Nov. 11, 1900 to John and Ann Dolan Farrell of Charlotte.  She married Mr. Crowley Aug. 23, 1922 in St. Ann's Church.  She had lived in the area all her life.  Mrs. Crowley was active in the DeWitt American Legion Auxiliary and the DeWitt Community Hospital Auxilliary.  Survivors are the husband; six sons, Patrick of Delmar, William V. of San Jose, Calif., Jerome M. of Des Moines, John R. of DeWitt, Sgt. James F. of Ft. Bragg, N.C., and Thomas C. of Houston, Tex.; 19 grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. R.J. Wachter of Omaha.

Notes for Mary Cecelia (Mackel) Hennessey

      US Census June 9, 1900 born Apr 1875 Teacher (School)

      Obituary: 20 Sep 1924 Mary Cecelia Hennessey Logan, Born 2 Apr 1873 in Clinton and resided here always.  Graduated from Clinton High School class of 1892.  Was member of the Clinton County teaching staff and continued until her marriage to John J. Logan 30 Dec. 1903.  She was a woman of attractive personality and pleasing disposition.  Leaves on son Robert, and her brother, E. J. Rederer, and other relatives.

      Burial: St. Mary's Cemetery

Notes for John Joseph Logan

      Wolfe's History of Clinton County, Iowa; Vol 2; B.F. Bowen & Co; Indianapolis, Indiana: 1911__From the beautiful and far-famed Emerald Isle comes the genial gentleman whose life record is here briefly set forth; from the clime of the fanciful Thomas Moore and the patriotic Charles Stewart Parnell; from the land where glisten the waters of Killarney and where sweeps the placid River Lee. Such men are always desirable citizens, for they are not only congenial and cheerful in all situations, but also men of action. John Joseph Logan, who is one of the well known contractors of Clinton, Iowa, is a fitting type of such citizens. He was born in county Mayo, Ireland, March 22, 1866, and is the son of Martin J. Logan, who was born and reared in Ireland and who came to America in 1873. He located in Clinton, Iowa, and he sent for his family in 1875. He had located on a farm near Clinton and later he moved to a farm in Center township, this county. In 1883, he moved to Clinton and here worked as a teamster for several years. His death occurred on May 1, 1909. He was a Democrat and a member of the Catholic church. His family consisted of four sons and an equal number of daughters, John Joseph, of this review being the oldest; James, who lived in Carlisle, Iowa, died August 1, 1910; Ann; Mary married D.C. Manning and lives in Hampshire township, this county; Martin F.; Margaret married A.J. Nickson, of Aurora, Illinois, Dehlia; Hugh B. lives in Clinton.__John J. Logan was educated in the public schools of Clinton county and a business college at Clinton, thus becoming well equipped for a business career. After leaving school, in order to get a start he began working in a sawmill, continuing some time, and then he was connected with the wagon works of A.B. Spies, doing millwright work. Then for a few years he followed contracting, finally forming a partnership with Butler King under the firm name of King & Logan, succeeding W.J. Cook in business. They did a very satisfactory business and in 1904 Mr. King died and since that time Mr. Logan has conducted the business alone and it has had a gradual and substantial growth and has now assumed very extensive proportions. Mr. Logan understands thoroughly this line of work and he spares no pains to please his patrons in every detail, and because of his integrity and business ability he has the confidence and good will of his patrons.__Politically, Mr. Logan is a Democrat and a member of the Catholic church; fraternally, he belongs to the Knights of Columbus and the Catholic Order of Foresters.__Mr. Logan was married on December 30, 1903, to Mary C. Hendsey, who was born in Clinton in 1875. Her parents died when she was an infant and she was adopted and assumed an adopted name. To Mr and Mrs Logan one child has been born, named Robert James, whose birth occurred on September 21, 1905.

      Burial: St. Mary's Cemetery

Notes for Agnita Mary Crowley

      6 February 1920 US Census DeWitt Township Dwelling 120 Family 120 Crowley, Agnita 7 years     

      Obituary:  Services for Agnita M. Craig, 85, of DeWitt, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church DeWitt.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, DeWitt.  Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Monday at Nelson Funeral Home, DeWitt where rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. and a scripture service held at 7 p.m.  Mrs. Craig died Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998, at Westwing Place, DeWitt.  She had worked as a bookeeper for 18 years at the former Welton Elevator.  Agnita M. Crowley was born May 8, 1912, to Tomothy and Mary Ellen (Kearney) Crowley in DeWitt.  She married Clarence E. Craig on March 31, 1951, in DeWitt.  He died in 1993.  She graduated from St. Joseph High School, DeWitt, in 1930 and also attended Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids.  She was a member of St. Joseph Church and the Altar and Rosary Society.  Memorials may be made to Samaritan Visiting Nurses of Clinton County.  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Cassandra J. and Richard Miller, DeWitt; a grand-daughter, Samantha Miller, DeWitt; and a grandson, Russell Miller, DeWitt.  She also was preceded in death by her parents, a son, two brothers and three sisters.

Clinton Herald February 24, 1998 Agnita M. Craig, 85, of DeWitt, died Saturday at Westwing Place.  The funeral was 11 a.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt, with the Rev. H. Robert Harnes officiating.  Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery.  Nelson Funeral Home, DeWitt, was in charge of arrangements.  Pallbearers were Russell Miller, Roger Weller, Jerry Kedley, Tim Peters, Paul Keitel and Matt Heilig.  She was born May 8, 1912, in DeWitt, to Timothy and Mary Ellen Kearney Crowley.  She married Clarence E. Craig, March 31, 1951, in DeWitt.  He died in 1993.  She was a 1930 graduate of St. Joseph High School and also had attended Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids.  She had been employed as a bookkeeper with the Welton Elevator for 18 years.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and its altar and rosary society.  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Cassandra (Ricahrd) Miller of DeWitt; and two grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a sin, two brothers and three sisters.  Death date: Feb. 21, 1998

Notes for Florence Crowley

      6 February 1920 US Census DeWitt Township Dwelling 120 Family 120 Crowley, Lawrence 4 6/12 years

      Obituary: The Clinton Herald Thursday Mary 23, 1991 p. 14 Mrs. Francis (Florence) Kane, 75, o fLong Grove, died Wednesday in Mercy Hospital, Davenport.  The funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday in St. Ann's Catholic Church, Long Grove, with the Rev. John Hynes officiating.  Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church, where a 7:30 p.m. scripture service will be conducted.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Scjhultz-McGinnis Funeral Home, DeWitt, is in charge of arrangements.  Pallbearers will be Brian, Bradley and Keith Grimes, Jim Breuwett, Jerry Hulsbrink and Jeffery Weller.  Mrs. Kane was born July 28, 1915, in DeWitt, to Timothy and Mary Ellen Crowley.  She married Francis Kane, Sept. 27, 1938,in DeWitt.  Mrs. Kane and her husband farmed in Scott County until 1979.  She was a graduate of St. Joseph's High School in DeWitt.  She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, where she was a member of the church guild and the Catholic Daughters of Isabelle.  Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Roger (Suzanne) Weller of DeWitt, and Mrs. Kathleen Grimes of Bettendorf; a son, Jim of Delmar; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Agnita) Craig and Nellie Lawlor, both of DeWitt.  She was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.  Death date: May 22, 1991.