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


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

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


Albert J. Carrel, born 19 April 1867, Woodward, Iowa;

died 13 March 1940 [Liberty?] Township, Clay County, Missouri


Rachel (Scherf) Levine

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