BIRTHS
100+ Yrs Ago

~1917 & Earlier Monona County Birth Notices / Records submitted by Monona Co. Contributors
~Feel free to submit your ancestor births that you want included here to the site coordinator, Linda Ziemann
Contributor List -- Michael Swenson / Cindy Leister / Patricia Anderson  
Every effort will be made to post these birth news notices in chronological order........earlier years reading left to right
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
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. 
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Contributor: Patricia Anderson, Hanley Falls MN
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Born: 8 Mar 1905 Whiting, Iowa

Onawa Weekly Democrat, January 4, 1900
Blencoe in Print:
Born to Mart Fredricksen and wife Saturday morning 30Dec1899, a boy. Mother and boy doing well.

Onawa Weekly Democrat, January 11, 1900
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Hilton on 28 Dec 1899. It is their 14th child, ten of whom are living.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Welsh on Satueday night.
Ticonic:
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jasper VanBuskirk a daughter on Wednesday 8Jan1900. It was reported a few weeks ago that a boy had come to brighten their home but it was a mistake. It's a daughter and just arrived last week. Jasper is very proud of her and wants everyone to know it.

Monona County Gazette, 11Jan1900
Blencoe News:
Born 4Jan1900 to Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Kennedy, a daughter.
Born 5Jan1900 to Mr. and Mrs. Sylvan Greek, a daughter.

Onawa Weekly Democrat, January 17, 1900
Blencoe in Print

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Collins, a baby boy 6Jan1900. Mother and babe doing well.

Onawa Weekly Democrat, January 25, 1900
Turin News

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Knutson's home was made brighter by a baby boy Sunday night. [Born 21Jan1900]

Monona County Gazette 25Jan1900
Turin: There is a nice new baby boy at the home of C.A. Knudson. The whole family is very proud of the little fellow.

Mapleton Press January 26, 1900
To Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Searight on 18 Jan 1900, a boy.
To Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Cooper on 19 Jan 1900, boy.
To Mr. and Mrs. Ferd Noethlich on 19 Jan 1900, a girl.
To Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Palmer on 21 Jan 1900, a boy.
To Mr. and Mrs. A. Sappingfield on 21 Jan 1900, a boy.
To Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Cook on 21 Jan 1900, a boy.
To Mr. and Mrs. C. A. McNutt on 25 Jan 1900, a girl.

Monona County Gazette 1Feb1900
Blencoe News
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Will Rounds Tuesday evening 30Jan1900, a son.
Whiting News
~A baby girl was a recent arrival at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jennewein.
~Mr. and Mrs. Will Riggs are happy over a baby boy who came to their home this week.
~Carl and Rebecca Lingren are the proud parents of a boy baby which arrived the first of the week.
~There has been much rejoicing out at Edgewater this week over the arrival of a baby girl. The three little boys are delighted because of a little sister and think the family is now complete as do the happy parents.

Onawa Weekly Democrat 1Feb1900
The Week in Whiting

~A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. William Riggs on Sunday night.
~A son was born on Friday night to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lingren.
~A girl baby gladdened the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Holmes on Thursday last week.
~Mrs. J.W. Drake, who has been the guest of her daughter Mrs. Seymour Smith, the past two weeks, returned home Monday. The baby boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Smith on the 25th is doing nicely.
Local News: Today at noon a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. H. Christofferson.

Blencoe in Print Born to Mart Fredricksen and wife Saturday morning 30Dec1899, a boy. Mother and boy doing well.

The Mapleton Press 9Feb1900
Dr. Gillespie reports a son born to Mr. and Mrs. Mike Nelson, living north of town, Tuesday, 6Feb1900.

Monona County Gazette 15Feb1900
Local News: Our genial friend Ferd Brechwald is the happy father of a lovely girl baby born last Sunday night and everybody is congratulating him. Of course he is setting up the best Havanas the Brechwald factory can turn out.

Blencoe News: A little girl baby came last week Thursday to the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Loomis. It is their first daughter and all are delighted over the fact.

Turin: There is a nice girl baby at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Larson.

Ida Grove: Mrs. Brechwald will be remembered as the former Miss Lillie Belknap of Onawa, where her mother and brothers and sister have long resided. The Gazette and other friends extend congratulations.

Onawa Weekly Democrat 15Feb1900
Local News: A daughter brightened the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dell Martin of Ashton township last Thursday.

Castana News: Mr. and Mrs. M.P. Kerlin are happy over the arrival of a baby girl of standard weight.

The Mapleton Press 16Feb1900
Henry Holliday reports the birth of a boy baby at his home Sunday night 10Feb1900.

Onawa Weekly Democrat 22Feb1900
Blencoe in Print: A baby boy brightened the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Cameron Monday morning (18Feb1900).

The Mapleton Press 23Feb1900
Mr. and Mrs. P. O. Baker are rejoicing over the birth of a son born to them on the 19th. Grandpa and Grandma Coe are likewise participating in the joyous event.

Monona County Gazette 1Mar1900
Just 20 Years Ago

A.G. Hurst was around with a box of cigars Saturday afternoon. Ab. says it is a girl. (born 1880)

Belvidere: Mr. and Mrs. Gust Oleson are happy over the arrival of a nice girl at their house.

Turin:  Another home made glad by the coming of a small stranger. E.W. Hunt is proud of his boy.

Turin: A nice baby boy came to the home of Chris Mathiasen last Saturday morning. (24Feb1900)

Monona County Gazette 8Mar1900
Blencoe News: A baby girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. McCrill Monday night.

Monona County Gazette 9Mar1900
Dr. Gillespie reports a new girl at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Felton of St. Clair township born 1Mar1900.

A new girl came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Byerly 7Mar1900.

Dr. Gillespie reports the arrival of a nice boy at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thornton Adams on 8Mar1900.

The Mapleton Press 16Mar1900
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Slentz were blessed by the birth of a girl at their home over the Press office Thursday morning of this week. We congratulate the parents and the little Miss but must confess that in this instance this business is really getting too close to home for the unqualified comfort of the editor, although in this day of contagious diseases, they say it isn't catchin'.

The Mapleton Press 30Mar1900
A son was born last night to Mr. and Mrs. George Milligan who recently moved in the from rooms over the Press office.

~Submitted by Michael Swenson


 

 

Mapleton Press January 7, 1915
Born to L. D. Pauley and wife 4 Jan 1915, a boy.

Mapleton Press January 21, 1915
Born to Henry Kurth and wife Jan. 20, a boy.

Mapleton Press January 28, 1915
We note that a son was last week born to Dr. and Mrs. T.J. Slattery at Dunlap. Mrs. Slattery will be remembered by many of our readers as Miss Anna McAleer, a nurse who at various times employed in the (Mapleton) hospital at this place previous to her marriage. Born to Paul Kinney and wife, 24Jan1915, a girl.
Born to Walter LeFebvre and wife, 25Jan1915, a son.
Born to L.F. Comell and wife, 27Jan1915, a girl.
Born to Henry Lyons and wife, last Thursday, a son.

Mapleton Press April 22, 1915
Born to C. L. Miller and wife, April 14, a girl. (Ticonic News)
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Bert Leitzen on April 16, a boy.

Mapleton Press April 29, 1915
A baby girl arrived at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Ed Powell, 27 Apr 1915.
A daughter was born to Mr. & Mrs. F.M. Farewell, 25 Apr 1915. (Castana)

Mapleton Press October 7, 1915
Northwest Notes:
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pixler, Sep 20.
On Friday of last week (Oct. 1st) a fine baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Johnson. Born to Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Miller, Saturday, Oct 2nd, a boy.

Mapleton Press, October 14, 1915
Mr. and Mrs. Elias Stratton are the proud parents of a baby girl which came to make her home with them Sep. 29. They gave her the name of Lorena Pearl.

Mapleton Press, October 28, 1915
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Joerger, Wednesday, October 20.

Onawa Sentinel, November 4, 1915
Born Friday, Oct. 29, to Mr. & Mrs. Fred Foster, a baby girl.
A little daughter came to gladden the home of Mr. & Mrs. William Wilkins of Blencoe, Tuesday, November 2, 1915.

Onawa Weekly Democrat, 18 Nov 1915
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Anderson Jr. of Belvidere township on Thursday last week.

~Submitted by Michael Swenson

 

Onawa Weekly Democrat, 13 Apr 1916
A new arrival came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Baird Wednesday 5Apr1916, a boy.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. George Ketchum of Lincoln township on Saturday. Mother and babe are doing nicely.
On Wednesday 5Apr1916, a little daughter came to gladden the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Shull.
A daughter came to gladden the home of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Huff Monday 10Apr1916.

Onawa Sentinel, 22 Jun 1916
Born to Mr and Mrs Charles Sweesy Tuesday 20Jun1916, twin boys.
Born to Mr and Mrs Earl McClure a son Tuesday 20Jun1916.

~Submitted by Michael Swenson


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