Monona County BABY Photographs

#1- Leonard Schurdiven




This is Leonard Schurdiven. His Mother was Helen McClain. She was the daughter of George and Cinderilla McClain. Cinderilla was a Walden-the daughter of Henry and Charlotte Walden. Leonard ended up in Norman County, MN.
Contributor: Patricia Anderson, Hanley Falls MN

Born: 8 Mar 1905 Whiting, Iowa
Died: 12 Oct 1975 Gary, Norman, Minnesota
Parents: Lawrence Sylvester Schurdevin (1870-1933) and Helen M. McLain (1880-1942)
Married    (1) 21 Sep 1927 to Ruth Helen Huntley, born abt. 1908, died 6 Jun 1931 Norman Co., Minn. One son, Dwaine Leonard, born 3 May 1929 Marshall, Minn. - died 6 Sep 1996 Bemidji, Beltrami, Minn.
               (2) 1942 to Isadora Alvina Kreichel; 3 living daughters.

Roxie Bowers Wellman


**1900 Iowa, Monona Co., Lake Twp. Census shows the family of Lorn Schurdivin, Head, age 30; Helen, his wife, age 19; Cecil John, their son, age 2/12 mo. He was born March 1900.

**1905 Iowa State Census, Monona Co., Lake Twp. shows this same family as: Lorn Schurdiven, Head; Helen, wife; Cecil, son; and Leo, son. (Their youngest son, Leo, was born between 1900 and the 1905 census.)

**Social Security Death Index data base information: Leonard Schurdevin, born 08 Mar 1905; died Oct 1975; last res: Gary, Norman Co., MN

~Research done by Linda Ziemann, county coordinator

#2 - Leland Anderson

The child is Leland Anderson, held by his grandmother--Annie Anderson, sitting next to his other grandmother, Maren Knutson. Taken in 1918 at the Knutson farm in Soldier Township.


Photo submitted by David Anderson

***1920 Federal Census, Monona Co., Iowa, Soldier Twp. shows this young family as: Albert G. Anderson, Head; Clara O, wife age 31; Leland N., son, age 2; Quintan E., son, age 1.

***1920 Federal Census, Monona Co., Iowa, Soldier Twp. shows Nels N. Anderson, Head, age 64; Anna Anderson, wife age 60; Anderson, Carlie O, son age 28, Single.

***Soc. Security Death Index online states: Leland N. Anderson, born 20 May 1917; died 03 Aug 1991; Iss: IA

~per the contributor, David Anderson, these dates are confirmed and Leland Anderson died in Sioux City, Iowa

***Link to Clara Anderson's Obituary (she was the mother of this baby in the photo)

***Link to Annie Anderson's Obituary (she is the grandmother holding baby Leland Anderson in the photo)

***Link to Maren Christianson Knutson's Obituary (she was the grandmother at the left in the photo)

~Research done by Linda Ziemann, county coordinator

#3 - James Porter Dorothy

This is a picture of my grandfather James Porter Dorothy who was born 17 Aug 1885, in Ute, Iowa.  His parents were Edward Perry and Phoebe (Booher) Dorothy.  He was a home town boy; born, raised and is buried in St. Mary's cemetery next to his wife Grace Margaret (Winter).  He ran his father's hardware business and later became the Post Master of Ute, Iowa.
~Submitted by Cindy Leister



#4 - Mary Margaret Dorothy

This is a photo of my mother, Mary Margaret (Dorothy) Niemann, wife of William Robert Niemann & daughter of James Porter & Grace (Winter) Dorothy.  She was born 13 June 1924  in Ute, Iowa, so I'm guessing this might be either 1925 or 1926. 

~Submitted by her daughter, Cindy Leister

**Note her darling clothes and look closely at the old car parked on the left side of the photograph.

#5 - Evelyn Parker

Baby Photos and Birth Announcement - Only daughter born to Fred & Stella Parker

These are images of Evelyn Parker. Born on April 13, in Moorhead, Ia.


~Contributed by Evelyn's great niece, Gretchen Higgins.



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