Jonathan & Agnes Knewstubb Alderson

~Information on this page posted by their great great granddaughter, Linda Ewin Ziemann

The Aldersons came to Plymouth county approx. 1882 and settled in Elgin township where they lived out their lives together. *See above Alderson place panoramic pic -- Seney, Iowa, April 8, 1928.

Mr. Alderson engaged in farming and later lived in Seney, where he conducted a general merchandise store and was postmaster for several years. He was a leading figure in the community and enjoyed the trust and confidence of all who knew him and took a live interest in affairs. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, joining the organization when a young man.

Jonathan and Agnes had five children, four of which lived into adulthood. Their last child, Ruth Leone, was born 11 Aug 1895 at Seney, Iowa, and died just over two years later on 24 Oct 1897.


Daughter, Lizzie Alderson

Daughter, Ida Jane Alderson

Daughters, Ida Jane & Sadie Alderson

Children of Jonathan & Agnes circa 1918

Left to right: Ida, Sadie, John W. & Lizzie

Children of Jonathan & Agnes:

Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Alderson Chapman b. 23 Mar 1873; d. 19 May 1967
Sarah "Sadie" Albertha Alderson b. 28 Jul 1874; d. 01 Aug 1972 (never married)
Ida Jane Alderson Kennedy b. 16 May 1877; d. 20 Dec 1920
John William Alderson b. 30 Sep 1878; d. 13 May 1962 (never married)
Ruth Leone Alderson b. 11 Aug 1895; d. 24 Oct 1897

[Above linked names lead to further family history]


Jonathan Alderson
b. 08 Mar 1848, England, son of John & Elizabeth Alderson
d. 20 Dec 1928, Seney, Iowa

His Obituary

United in Marriage 18 Mar 1872, at Darlington, Wisconsin

Agnes Knewstubb
b. 25 Jun 1853, New Diggings, Wisconsin
d. 19 Aug 1909, Seney, Iowa

Her Obituary



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