Page County, Iowa Queries 2001 - 2004
Any query of Page County may be placed here on the website.
[These are query request to me (Pat O'Dell) over the past few years or so. These email addys may not be current.]
(2004) My name is Shirley Hancock. I recently retired and have been researching our family history. I'm seeking information on Anna Anderson Bengtson, born 5 Feb 1878, Landskrona, Sweden; died 24 Dec 1972 in Atlantic, IA. My grandfather told me that Anna was the daughter of his father's brother, whose given name I don't know (though his surname would probably have been Anderson). Olof Jonson Anderson was my grandfather's father's name in Sweden, but he changed it to Olof John Ekblad after arriving in America.
Grandma Ekblad gave me a funeral service bulletin that indicated Anna Bengtson's funeral was at your church, Evangelical Covenant Church, Essex, IA. Her casket bearers were Merlin Anderson, Lester Bredberg, John H. Carlson, Edward Erickson, Delbert Herzberg, and Harry Strickland, Jr.
She was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Red Oak, IA.
Any information on Anna Anderson Bengston's parents or her husband, who may be Frank Bengtson, would be greatly appreciated. The information I gave you above is everything I know about the family. In the Social Security Death Index, I did find a Frank Bengtson, born 24 Sep 1872; died Dec 1973, whose death residence was in ZIP 50311. He'd apparently lived in various areas of Polk, IA.
I'd also really like to find out if the Bengtson's had children, and, if so, any information you have about them. I very much appreciate your help, as this family holds the key to information on one entire branch of my family, and look forward to hearing that you have received this and may be able to assist me. Perhaps if you don't have information, if, by chance any of the casket bearers are still alive, they might have some knowledge of the Bengtsons. Regards -- Shirley Hancock, Memphis, TN email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you very much. James C. Kearby is my great-great grandfather and M.J. Kearby did remarry after James died to Mr. Lillard. Is there anyway that I can get a copy of the marriage item. M.J. and Mr. Lillard ended up divorcing and she remarried to a Miller and moved to Lincoln Nebraska. My problem was in finding out anything about James. Do you know if there are any other Kearby's buried in Memory? I really do appreciate all your help, I can't tell you how much it means to me to have finally gotten some information. I still need to figure out who James parents were. Thank you once again. Lori Jindra
From Pat - FOR RECORDS OF CLARINDA HOSPITAL CONTACT - http://iagenweb.org/page/mhi/page1.htm
I came across my ggrandparents while searching the web. I found the early
marriage records of Page County and there they were. I would like to get a
copy of the newspaper that was cited as the source. Lillie E. Dennison and
Walter J. Mooney were married on July 27, 1880 by Rev. Williamson. The
Clarinda Herald was the cited source. I was referred to you.
I hope you can help. I have been looking for their parents and siblings.
Thank you for any help you can provide.
I am looking for any information on Frank and Alwilda Simmons, and their daughter Nila Ann Simmons, born Jan. 23, 1873 in Clarinda, hoping to find something, could you help??
Kathy Williams: email@example.com
I have found a Robert Thompson in the 1875 Abstracts at the USGenWeb Page Co., website. He is living in Douglas Township. He came to Iowa in 1855 and was born in Alleghany Co, PA. I found him in the census index at Ancestry.com. He is only in the 1870 census on page 410 in Douglas Township (or maybe this is his son). I am hoping to connect him with my Thompson's who lived in Clarinda from 1860 to 1870 and who were also from Alleghany, PA. Anything you have on Robert Thompson would be great. Thank you for your help. Leen - firstname.lastname@example.org
My ggrandfather, Jacob MOGER was born in Clarina Twp, Page County May 26, 1873. Is there anything in your resources concerning his parents who were Norweigen emigrants?
I found this in the Page County Cemetary Index:
MOGER 7a CLARINDA, BIRCHWOOD 54
MOGER 7d CLARINDA, REPLAT 128
I've been working on finding something for years with not much luck. Your time and effort is much appreciated.
Amherstburg, ON, Canada
Looking for history or information on Jonathan Chiles and Margaret CRESS from
Preston County, WV
He resided on a farm four miles north of Clarinda after 1887 in Page County,
Hi, abstracted obituaries for both Jonathan and Margaret are on my website in the Abstracted Newspaper Index. Please go to www.rootsweb.com/~iataylor/C420.htm
Look on the main page of the Abstracted Newspaper Index to see where newspaper copies are available from the Nodaway Valley Historical Museum. And also ask them for a copy of the page 628 from the 1890 Page county, Iowa History that has a biographical on J.S. Chiles. Pat
Hi, I checked all the sites and archives on USGenWeb and searched it but came
Very gracious of you to help people with their Iowa connections. I'm searching for an obit for Chester Berrier died in May 1964 in Shenendoah (I hope I spelled that right) and his wife Pearl who died Oct 1962. Appreciate any help you may be able to give me.
Diane Thomas: email@example.com
I am looking for information on my grandparent and great grandparent in Page
County. Can you look up most things free? I will pay if I have to, but I
understand you are free. I am looking for my Grandparent Marriage License
they were marriage 1893 or 1894 in Page County. There first child was born
Jan 1895. There names were Francis Hinsdell and Katherine Nies. If you
could help I would appectiate.
I am also looking for a will, probate or land records on Bernard and Mary
they are my Great Grandparents. They came to Page County around 1874 and
Bernard dies in Dec 27, 1878 and buried in Rosehill cemetery. Mary dies
1899 and is also buried in Rosehille Cemetery. They had 4 children Barney,
Asahel and a daughter Elizabeth Hinsdell Owen. They lived in Morton Twp,
south of Shenandoah. Some of the children were still there on the 1900 census.
Thanks for any info.
I appreciate your volunteering to do research in Page County.
The BEGHTOL family came through Page County early in the 1870's. In 1870
Elias W. Beghtol and his wife Mary Cordelia PENNINGTON BEGHTOL stayed for
several months with her brother Warner Pennington in Manti. Then they came
to Shenandoah where Elias had a jewelry business. He was active as a Mason
and is shown in several lines of the early Page County histories.
His brother, James Vance Beghtol, also came to Shenandoah in the early
1870's. I've not found a record of him, yet. I thought this notice from
another newspaper might help me find some mention of him.
Hastings Democrat (Adams County, NE) 19 Oct 1933, pg. 1
Recalls Old Days At Iowa Reunion
Dr. J. V. Beghtol of this city, who until his recent retirement was for
many years one of Hastings' most prominent physicians, happens to be an early
settler at Shenandoah, in our neighboring state of Iowa, arriving there from
the east in his young manhood. Dr. Beghtol was at Shenandoah on October 13,
to be present at the Old Settler's Reunion which was a well attended, all-day
event, with 300 guests seated at a 7:30 banquet. As a part of the evening
ceremonial Dr. Beghtol was awarded a diamond certificate, as he bears the
distinction of being the first settler to arrive in Shenandoah from the east.
That was back in 1870 in the days of his young manhood when he came west
to teach a country school and for five years imparted the knowledge of
readin' 'ritin' and 'rithmetic to his young charges, and then in 1875 leaving
to attend medical school. Last week in Shenandoah, he had the pleasure of
again meeting eight of his former pupils.
When the doctor first took up his residence in Shenandoah back there in
the seventies, there was said to be only one Democrat in the entire precinct.
That may have been something of an exaggeration, he says, but at any rate,
it was only a few years after the close of the Civil War, and the community
was full of ex-soldiers, all Republicans. The doctor recalls that he cast
his first presidential vote in 1872, and it was for Grant.
While at Shenandoah, Dr. Beghtol was the guest of a cousin, Mrs. Maggie
Woodford, who has been a resident of that community for more than fifty
Is there a record of this "Reunion" in the newspapers? It would make for
interesting reading for me. I surmise the event was October 13, 1933. A
Also, there appears to be confusion on the name of one of Elias's children,
buried in Rose Hill cemetery, Shenandoah. Our family records, and Elias'
notes, show her name as ELIA CARLINA, b. 8 Feb 1874, d. August or September
16, 1874. We can't find any record of her name being "ELIZA". We also can't
find which death date is correct as Elias wrote both of them. Can you verify
the tombstone for Elia Beghtol, and let me know?
I realize this is two requests: one for the story of the reunion, the other
for the tombstone.
I thank you for your time and attention, and will be happy to prepay or
reimburse for copying, postage, etc.
I have done reasonable amounts of research on the family of BEGHTOL, please
let me know if I can provide information to Page County, to be used by others.
Kate Welton Kuzmich
Sugar Land, TX : Kwelkuz@aol.com
Pat - your offer on IAGenWeb is too good to refuse. I am having a heck of a time finding any information on my great parents and beyond. Here is what I know: My great grandmother was Mabel S. Glass, born August 14, 1880 in Blanchard, Iowa.
Her parents (I think) were John Glass and Harriet H. Baird. I know nothing about John Glass. Harriet was born June 30th, 1842. Her parents were Captain William Perry Baird, born 9/30/1813, and Sarah A. Neely, born July 12, 1823. They also had one son, W. Henry Baird, born October 13, 1844. I have no idea when or how they arrived in Page County, except for the birth of Mabel in 1880. Baird and Neely are Scottish names so I wonder if they immigrated to Iowa.
I would be endebited for any insights. Thanks - John Courtney, firstname.lastname@example.org
I am trying to find information on three families that lived in Page Co., Nodaway Twp. I believe that both James Brown and Frederick Myers lived in Clarinda area in 1870. The 1870 census info. that is on line at the Page Co. site shows two families by those names in Nodaway Twp. Could you please look them up.
James Brown and Luann (Secrest) Brown
Jackson Marion Brown and Mary Louise (Myers) Brown
m Jan 1868 Jones Co.
oldest daughter born Oct 1868 Clarinda, Cora Jane Brown
2nd child born born Jan 1870 Cherokee Co., KS, Frederick
Frederick K. Myer(s) and Jane (Smith) Myers
1866 child born in Fairview, Jones Co., IA
1871 child born in Rocky Comfort, McDonald Co., MO
Thanks in advance for your help. Are your O'Dell's from MO??
Candace O'Dell: email@example.com
Pat Hi, my name is Phil Mitchell, and I am researching the "Hudspeth" line.
Let me tell you what I know about them so far:
Royal Hudspeth, B; Sep 1835, D; Apr 28, 1917 in Pottawattamie Co.
Married: Harriet Crawford, fulton Co, ILL Jan 1, 1857
First child: John J. Hudspeth, B: abt 1858. John J. signed the death
certificate for Royal, he listed his address as Clarinda, Page Co. IA. THAT
is ALL that I know of John. So in 1917 he is in Page County. Think you can
Would be willing to pay for services rendered. Thank You in advance.
I am looking for information on Mary Carey. In 1880 she had her boys living with her Milton Carey, Lincoln Carey (Link, Abraham Lincoln) and George Carey (George Washington). I am looking for any grave information also. I think Mary may be buried there. Her husbands name was John and he could be buried there also. Also if you have any information on Chauncey W. Stroud and Emma Stroud. There son Jether Page Stroud was born there. John and Mary Carey had the following children:
John (Jonathan) Carey
John I think died between 1870 and 1880. Mary was a widow in 1880. There daughter Emma was my great-great grandmother, her son Ernest was my great grandfather and his daughter Helen was my grandmother. If you have any information at all on my Carey or Stroud families it would be deeply appreciated. Thank you.
It seems that you are one of the "gems" of our world. Last time I
corresponded with you you found my marriage of Levi Nealeigh and Mary Jane
Simmons in Mo.
I just found this web site, and again see you are doing good works!! THANK
Today I found the cemetery listing for William Simmons [d 22 Dec 1884] and
wife Elizabeth [Aug 1892] located in Clarinda Cemetery, Nodaway twp, Page Co
Iowa. Bingo these are mine and now I have their death dates.
Alas I could not find them on any census material, either state or
I still could not find Mary J. [Simmons] Nealeigh siblings.
I was wondering if there would have been an death notice in the local
paper for the dated mentioned above?
Also I would like your neighbor to know that the Lays, Tilmans, Farrens,
etc. etc. are all related thru marriages to my husband. Fun looking at the
people have added to the net. Beats all the paper work that I did when I got
Again it's nice being in touch with you again!! 1992
Mary Zieglar : JerryZ27@aol.com
I am looking for information on Alfred DuPont, a civilian scout who fought in the Battle of Beecher Island, now located in Yuma co. CO.,in 1867. He was born near Montreal, Canada, Feb. 11, 1849 and died June 3, 1928 in Aberdeen, Grays Harbor co, Washington at which time he lived at the County Farm. His application for a Indian Wars pension was rejected in 1922. What was he doing between these occurrences?
A friend found a Alfred DuPont in the 1880 census index for Morton, Page County, Iowa. He was living with a Henry Reid family, (page 488c in the census), and his relationship was listed as other. At this time we think this man is the DuPont we are researching. As far as I know he was unmarried, could not write and was a loner. Other survivors of the battle had reunions after 1900, but DuPont could not be found and was listed as missing until he turned up in the Indian Wars pension application list.
I got your address from the U.S. Gen Web page.
I would appreciate any information you might have on this individual. I plan to put all I find in the Yuma museum to be kept as part of the local history collection.
Thanks for any help you may be able give.
P.O. Box 24
Yuma, CO 80759
I am looking for info on a Patterson Nathan Hogue married to a Mary Jane Porter in 1861 in Clarinda, Iowa area.. Her father is John Porter married to an Elizabeth. Any info would be helpful.
susan Crow: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for the great offer to check your previous research folders.
i am trying to find information on my Great Grandparents.
Drucy Charles Means and Susie Reed.
My great aunts Ida Myrl Means and Iva Pearl Means were born in Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa, 9 Jun 1894.
I know the family moved from Page County to Buxton, Wilson Co., Kansas before 27 Apr., 1899.
Any information you can find I would greatly appreciate.
Thanks you for your time effort.
Wendell Jay Rose.: email@example.com
Do you have obituaries for the following:
Descendants of Carrie Manifold Claybaker
Generation No. 1
1. Carrie7 Manifold (John6, William Fleming5, George4, Benjamin3, Benjamin2, William1) (Source: Janet Hedges Springer, "Electronic," letter received on December 2, 2002.) was born January 13, 1885 in Page County, Iowa, USA (Source: Funeral Program, for Carrie Claybaker found in the Manifold minutes book.), and died July 17, 1958 in Shenandoah, Page County, Iowa, USA (Source: Funeral Program, for Carrie Claybaker found in the Manifold minutes book.). She married Howard Claybaker. (Do not know when) He was born January 20, 1893 (Source: Social Security Index, found December 29, 2002.), and died June 15, 1967 (Source: Social Security Index, found December 29, 2002.).
Notes for Carrie Manifold:
Source: Funeral program from Carrie Claybaker's memorial service found in the Manifold reunion book.
Born January 13, 1885, Page County, Iowa
Entered into rest, July 17, 1958 Shenandoah, Iowa
Age, 73 yrs., 6 mos., 4 days
Services from First Christian Church, Shenandoah, Iowa on Monday, July 21, 1958 at two-thirty o'clock
Words of Comfort, Rev. Gerald Waters
Soloist, Mrs. Mauritz Ivarson
Organist, Mrs. Arthur Larson,
Floral Arrangement, Mrs. Glen Hiatt and Mrs. Myrtle Renander
Ushers: G. F. Ruth and Harold Hawes
Bearers: Roy Murphy, Elmer Gee, Earl Annan, Fred Handorf, Clark Brockman, Merrill Snyder
Interment: Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa
More About Carrie Manifold:
Burial: July 21, 1958, Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Page County, Iowa, USA (Source: Funeral Program, for Carrie Claybaker found in the Manifold minutes book.)
Children of Carrie Manifold and Howard Claybaker are:
2 i. Evelyn8 Claybaker.
3 ii. LeRoy Claybaker.
4 iii. Grace Claybaker.
Do you know whether any of these children are still living in the area? What their addresses might be?? I am trying to find Manifold descendants to invite them to share their family updates with me in preparation for an "at cost for paper and printing" booklet for the 80th Manifold Reunion to be held in August. Would love for some of them to come to the reunion too.!
If you do not have Carrie and Howard's obituaries, would you look for them? Let me know what your expenses are. This is pretty distant to me, so do not spent a 100 hours on it--ok?? Just a fair amount?
Thank you, Mary Lou Rogers
303 Fairway Circle, Garner, Iowa 50438 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking for family history information to add to my family tree on my great-grandmother Sophia Mistress or Mister who came from Wales in 1874 with her parents. She was living in Clarinda, Iowa, when she met my great-grandfather, Isaac Newton Jones, in 1883/1884 who had been living in Nebraska up until that time after immigrating from Wales in 1881. This is all the information that I have at this time. I would appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you so much.
Debra (Hilmer) Jahn: email@example.com
Can u help me locate obituaries or other information for the following
Lewis GRIFFITH died 10 January 1900
Amanda C. GRIFFITH died 12 December 1898
Records show they are both burried in Maple Hill Cemetery in Page County.
Place of death in my records shows College Springs.
Thanks for tor ur assistance.
These GRIFFITH'S are my great great grandparents.
I have information that Daniel Lewis Harrah died on 27 Dec 1877 at Shenandoah, Page Co, Iowa. Is there anyway you can verify this. His wife Charity Burge Harrah went on to marry a Elijah Carpenter. Can you help me. they were in Pawnee County, Nebraska before Iowa. thank You.
William E Shuman: firstname.lastname@example.org