BARNEY DEVINE ESTATE SOLD
Relatives Bid in Land. Total Purchase
Price Being $120,310.21
(Algona Upper Des Moines-Rep.)
A partition sale of the Barney Devine lands was held last Saturday. The total number of acres sold was
1311.72, and the total amount of the purchase price was $120,310.21. Nearly all of the land was bid on by
relatives of the deceased, Barney Devine. . . .
--The Emmetsburg Democrat, 29 November 1916, page 8
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Devine are the proud parents of their first son, born last Saturday, Dec. 30th.
The Devines have two other children, both girls.
--Kossuth County Advance, Wednesday, 3 January 1917, page 8
A CASH DEAL
Mike Loss Bought Barney Devine
Home Farm For $16,000 Cash.—
Made Money on Stock.
Mike Loss is one of the living examples of thrift and success in this country. He has for a number of years
lived on the Chubb place south of Algona, and his hobby has been to raise good stock. As a result, he has
made money. Some time ago he purchased 80 acres just west of the Chubb farm, and recently bought of
one of the Devine heirs, 160 acres, the old home place of Barney Devine, in Riverdale township. He paid
$16,000 cash for the quarter section. Mr. Loss knows this farm, better perhaps than any other man, for
when a boy, he worked for nearly 20 years for Mr. Devine. Mike says he little thought when working on
this farm for $18 a month that he would ever own it. He now owns 240 acres of good land, and made it all
on his stock, by careful buying and good judgment in care and sales. Here is hoping Mike can buy another
quarter in a few years.
--Algona Upper Des Moines, 10 January 1917, page 1
John McCowen has purchased the John Nemmers residence property in the west part of town and will
move into the same at an early date. The Gar Bolster family are now living there and will move as soon as a
suitable place can be secured.
--Bancroft Register, 1 March 1917
Charles Wernert of the St. Joe country was in Algona last week on a visit with friends and to transact
business. While here he sold 204 acres of the Barney Devine estate that fell to his wife, to Mrs. Delia
Carrell. Mr. Wernert is now a resident of the town of Livermore, he having rented his farm and bought a
residence in that town.
--Algona Courier, 8 March 1917, page 7
1920 U.S. Census Washington Township, Buchanan County, Iowa, page 3:
Iowa Hospital for the Insane
Adelia Carrel, 52, was listed as a widow.
Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002 @ancestry.com
Name: Albert J. Carrel
Marriage Date: 2 Mar 1928
Marriage Location: Lataerp, Clinton, Missouri
Spouse Name: Mrs. Dora Taylor
Missouri Death Certificate 10685, scanned image at http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/
Albert J. Carrel, born 19 April 1867, Woodward, Iowa;
died 13 March 1940 [Liberty?] Township, Clay County, Missouri
Rachel (Scherf) Levine