Monona County Photographs contributed by Coke Helmstetter

Thanks, Coke, for sharing your photo & descriptions!


Lucretia Rutledge was born on 22 Oct 1859 in Monroe, Wisconsin to Peter Silas and Charlotte Byram Rutledge.  On 21 May 1875 she married Issac Burrell in Harrison County, Missouri.  The family moved to Burden, Kansas where their six children were born.  After the death of her husband Issac on 14 Aug 1888, her brothers came to Kansas and moved her to Onawa.  She died on 15 Feb 1920 at the age of 60 and is buried in the Onawa Cemetery.  Obituary Link for Lucretia


This is the house where Lucretia Rutledge Burrell lived in Onawa.  I believe it was built by the Rutledge family.  It is located on the street going to the cemetery.  It has been very well maintained and still has the distinctive roof line.