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1st Quarter 1999

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Name:Connie Lumbra
Location:Webster County
Date:Tue, 23 Mar 1999

 I'm looking for any information you have on a Herman STRUTZENBERG. I know he died May 3, 1952 in Calhoun County. I looking for any realtives of his, his date of birth and any other info that can be provide. I have some information on the Strutzenberg family, CAMPBELL family and the WENDLAND family. I currently live in NH and doing research on my family tree.
Connie Lumbra

Name:Donna L. Rich
Location:Fort Dodge
Date:Tue, 23 Mar 1999

 In the 1895 Census, 4th Ward, Fort Dodge, IA p.488 are listed John, Priscilla, Edna and May MOODY/MOODIE. I am trying to find out if Edna Moody died in Fort Dodge. She would have been 5 years old at that time.
Thanks, Donna Rich

Location:Webster County
Date:Tue, 16 Mar 1999

 I am looking for any family members, or any one who may have knowledge of: John Joseph HAYES, Margaret COLEMAN Hayes, Francis Jeremiah HAYES, Loretta GILLIAM or Betty Catherine HAYES NEAL. Thank you in advance for your help.

Location:Fort Dodge, Homer, Hamilton, IA
Date:Fri, 19 Mar 1999

 Looking for a marriage record of John FRENCH & Sara BOON abt.1868 of . No record in Hamilton Co. Thank you, Marnae Harding harding@kozi.com

Location:Fort Dodge
Date:Fri, 27 Feb 1999

 Looking for any information on the ROCKEY/DAVIDSON family. George Washington ROCKEY born 2-22-1867, death 10-11-1954. Married to Anna Bell DAVIDSON born 2-21-1875, death 12-21-1945. George was the city commissioner of streets and parks and building commissioner in Fort Dodge, Iowa. George had a sister Anne Elizabeth ROCKEY born 12-31-1865 married to Salem CAMPBELL. Other surnames connected to ROCKEY are: WALKER/HAYES. Judy Forbis JudyJean@msn.com

Name:Robert Randall
Location:Webster County
Date:Wed, 3 Mar 1999

 Hello , I am looking for family , children birth and death dates , for anyone connected to the Gilbert MCGUIRE family of Webster Co .. Gilbert was married to Laura and he died there in 1980 . I believe his S.S.N to be 479-16-5316. The records I can find ay they lived in Fort Dodge . One of his Daughters was my grandmother .
I would greatly appreciate any help that i could get , as I live in Oklahoma .

Robert Randall
P.O.Box 414
Mounds , Ok. 74047

Name:Dick Hillenbrand
Location:Lehigh, Webster Co
Date:Sat, 6 Mar 1999

 Searching for any info on John (or any) CRAM family. Known to have been in Lehigh, Webster Co. c 1869-1883.


Dick Hillenbrand
Syracuse, NY

Location:Webster County
Date:Fri, 26 Feb 1999

 I am seeking information on Casebolts living in Webster County, Iowa during the late 1800s and early 1900s. My grandfather, Clare K. CASEBOLT (1909-1979) was born in Lehigh to Alvin Rice Casebolt and wife Almeda BEEBE Casebolt. He was one of eight or nine children. I would appreciate any information available. Thanks. I may be reached at lorifitzgerald65@yahoo.com.

Name:Margaret Parsons
Location:Fort Dodge
Date:Tue, 23 Feb 1999

 I am hunting information about the GARMOE family. One of my sister's moved to Fort Dodge several years ago. The first thing that she told me was about the large brick building that had Garmoe in brick at the top of the building.

I have been trying to find out about my family ever since. I got on the internet last May and sent a message, 'Are you my family?' Since then I have met many people that have taken up the job of finding our family. They have found many things and if we complete this I would be glad to share with you.

Location:Fort Dodge
Date:Sun, 21 Feb 1999

 Seeking descendant information for Thomas PLINER & Anna VINCHATTLE in the Ft. Dodge area. Any Pliner information will definitely help. Please contact Dstan41355@aol.com

Location:Fort Dodge
Date:Sun, 21 Feb 1999

 Searching for descendant information of Wencel T. STANEK from the Ft. Dodge area (Approx 1823-1880) & Catherine SUBERA. Any other Stanek information will definitely help! Please contact Dstan41355@aol.com

Name:Teresa Wilson
Location:Deer Creek, Clare
Date:Sun, 21 Feb 1999

Looking fo information about the family of William and Mary Jane MCELROY. They were married in Dubuque in 1866, and moved to Webster County some time after their marriage. In the 1880 census they were living in Deer Creek Twp and had 5 children: Edward, James, Fraderick, Jane and Julia. They were members of St. Patrick's Church of Clare.

Teresa Wilson
Tucson, AZ

Name:Liz Thomas
Location:McGuire Bend
Date:Fri, 19 Feb 1999

I am looking for any information, pictures, articles, etc.. on any of the following people:

John DAHL b: 07/1889 in Lost Grove Township
w. Grace LONG b: 01/1894

Swan DAHL b: 01/1832 in Sweden but moved to Lost Grove in 1880
w. Christina SWANSON Dahl b: 12/1851

Leander LONG b: 05/1857 in Indiana but moved to Lost Grove area in 1880-1890
w. Amanda or Etta BAKER b: 09/1865 in Indiana

Abraham COOPER-no information
w. Effie McGUIRE b: 10/1894 in Webster Co

John F. McGUIRE b: 01/1858 in Missouri
w. Rosa S. (?) b: 09/1867

Francis McGUIRE-no information
w. Rebecca (?)-no information

It is my understanding that one of the above McGuires' settled the town of McGuire's Bend, Iowa. I know that my Great Grandmother, Effie McGUIRE Martin is buried there. Thank You, Elizabeth DAHL Thomas

Location:Elkhorn Township
Date:Wed, 17 Feb 1999

I am seeking a man, named Wencil STANEK Sr., who died in Elkhorn Township, October 7, 1904. He was 85 years old. His obituary from the DAILY, MESSENGER, this date, page 8, states this cemetery. I have thousands of desendants buried all over Elkhorn and Fort Dodge and have never heard of this cemetery Is it possible to obtain an address where I may write for better information, i.e., who is buried there, dates, ect. ?

Thank You,

Name:Judy Harris
Location:Webster County
Date:Mon, 15 Feb 1999

Information needed on my grandparents, Thomas and Leona MORRIS MCCALL.

Will exchange information on the Samuel and Addie HAW DAHLEEN family.

Name:Laura E Gregory
Location:Webster County
Date:Sun, 14 Feb 1999

I am researching both RUSSELL and BINKLEY family lines, some of whom lived in Iowa and in particular Webster County. Several years ago I noted that the Webster County Genealogical Society was requesting information on these family lines. I was unable to narrow the place of birth until recently.

I have some information to share and would appreciate hearing from others on hoe to further my studies.

Laura E. Gregory
P.O. Box 373
Arlee, MT 59801

Name:Kirsten Husband
Date:Tue, 16 Feb 1999

Does anyone know if there were any "Centennial" type books made for Callender, Iowa area? I am looking for Norwegian ancestors who lived there in the late 1800's onward. One of these was George W. KNUTSON who owned a drugstore.


Name:Rod Von Krog
Location:Fort Dodge
Date:Thur, 11 Feb 1999

I do not have Mr. CROUSE"S first name but I know he married a Ms. BURDICK in the late 1800's. He or members of his family family came to Fort Dodge from Owen or Marian County. At one time Mr. Crouse owned and operated a motel in Fort Dodge. He eventually worked or owned a construction business and died while on vacation in Florida. There were two children a girl and boy from his first marriage as he later divorced and remarried.

Name:Colleen Terrell
Location:Webster County
Date:Mon, 08 Feb 1999

I am looking for information about Sarah Nancy DEWITT - her father was William DeWitt and her mother Matilda Allison DeWitt. They are supposed to have lived in Webster County from about 1850 on.
Sarah married William Henry SPAINHOWER in Homer, Ia. She died 2/7/1889 in Webster County, Ia. She had one son and one daughter. Family story is she lost three brothers in the Civil War. Would like to hear from anyone who has heard of these families. Thank You.

Name:Jim Smith
Location:Fort Dodge
Date:Mon, 08 Feb 1999

My great Grandmother was born on Feb 10, 1862 in Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa. Her name was Mary Louise CROUSE. She has a brother named Emory. We are in the process of working on our family tree, and hit a major road block. We know nothing about her family, who her parents were, where they came from, nothing. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Name:Autumn Laird
Date:Wed, 03 Feb 1999

I am looking at the E. LAIRD listed in the 1908 Newspaper, from the township of Ia, E. Laird vs. school board. I am pretty sure that the record is indication my great-grandfather, but not certain. My great grandfather Virgil Laird would have been 6 years old at the time. He had owned a farm in Otho and died there as well, the farm I was told was paved over for a road unfortunately. If you have any records of E. Laird or any Lairds around Otho or Fort Dodge area I would br thankful to make the additions to my family tree.

My LAIRD family linage goes as follows:

Virgil Laird (August 13, 1902 - Feb.17, 1984) married Grace MARTIN (Nov 1, 1904 - April 6, 1980). Her parents were Jack and Mattie Martin.
Wayne E (June 23, 1923 - Nov 21, 1992)
Jack D of Fort Dodge
Franklin D of East Moline, Il
Douglas G of Fort Dodge
Judy K (Van Kooten) of Omaha, Neb
Virgil Jr (Skip) July 29, 19-- - April 23, 1977 of Columbus, Ohio
Robery Delmar (buzz), My grandfather, (Mar 7, 1925-May 4, 1980

I am looking for information about Virgil's parents. Virgil was said to have been in the calvary. Fathers name is a little fuzzy, but I suspect an E (Edmond or Edward Wayne).
Other surnames that I am researching are the JEYS, who originated from Gloustershire, England and gradually moved to Iowa, and the CUMPSTON family names.

Name:Christine in Maryland
Location:Fort Dodge
Date:Sun, 31 Jan 1999

Looking for any descendants of Aqualla D DUNAWAY. He had 3 children by Mary Catherine 'Kate' WILSON. They were:

A. Marion Dunaway, b 1900 Jasper Co, IA; d. 1978 Ft Dodge, Webster Co, IA m. Letha SAMPLEY 1919 in Polk Co, IA

B. Lilly Dunaway, b. 1904; m. Henry CARLSON in 1919 in Webster Co, IA

C. Alvin D Dunaway, b. 1908; d. 1942 Webster Co, IA m. 1930 Martha.

Does anyone know of any of these descendants? I am researching the Dunaway family history and have the family history back to 1797. Will share all.

Name:Bernadette Strand
Email: Updated 10/03    bkstrand@comcast.net
Location:Fort Dodge
Date:Sat, 30 Jan 1999

I am looking for any information about Jacob (Jake) KOENIG b 1849, d Ft. Dodge 1918
Any information would be appreciated.

Name:Dick & Darlene Kyllo
Location:Webster County
Date:Wed, 27 Jan 1999

Aaserud from Oslo, Norway. Johnson from Fredrickstad, Norway.
Nicolie AASERUD B: 1839 D: December 1903 & Anna ANDERSON JOHNSON B: 26 December 1844 D: 22 April 1915, were married in 1886 with Badger as their residence. (no record of the marriage that we have been able to find). Anna had a daughter, Jennie B: 4 April 1880 by her first marriage to Mr. Johnson, who died in Norway. Anna & Jennie left Norway in 1884 and came to Badger, Iowa. John, the son of Nicolie and Anna, B: 24 October 1886 D: 6 May 1945. Ther is no record of John ever being born. Nicolie was a rich farmer that owned one of the first surreys. They left WEbster County and moved to Humboldt County in 1893. Any info on them in Webster County would be appreciated. Maybe there are some relatives of Nicolie and Anna in Webster County?

Name:Jerry Lungren
Date:Tue, 26 Jan 1999

I would like any information concerning the old town of Lundgren such as history, how named etc. I'm tracking the family name. They had roots in Webster and Hamilton Counties. Most of the family is buried in Hardin Township Cemetery. Thank You. Jerry Lundgren

Name:Claudia Minor
Location:Webster County
Date:Sun, 24 Jan 1999 (Updated 21 Jun 2003)

Can you fill in any names, dates, or other information, or can you make a connection with me?

    Generation No. 1

     1. JOHN SR.1 O'CONNOR was born in Tallacana, Parish of Balmetty(Balimore), Wexford, Co., Ireland, and died in
     Temple Hill, Iowa. He married ELIZABETH FURLONG.

     Children of JOHN O'CONNOR and ELIZABETH FURLONG are:




     iv. JOHN JR. O'CONNOR.

     v. MARY O'CONNOR.


     2. vii. PATRICK SR. O'CONNOR, b. 1826, Wexford, Ireland; d. November 27, 1899, Webster City, Iowa.

     Generation No. 2

     2. PATRICK SR.2 O'CONNOR (JOHN SR.1) was born 1826 in Wexford, Ireland, and died November 27, 1899 in
     Webster City, Iowa. He married ANNE DOYLE.

     Children of PATRICK O'CONNOR and ANNE DOYLE are:

     i. ARTHUR L.3 O'CONNOR.

     ii. MARGARET ELIZIBETH O'CONNOR, b. April 1852, Dubuque, Iowa; d. 1949, Fort Dodge, Iowa; m. JOHN
     HANRAHAN, June 16, 1886, Webster City, Iowa.

     iii. PATRICK JR. O'CONNOR, b. March 18, 1855, Galena, Illinois; d. September 7, 1919, Fort Dodge, Iowa; m. ELLEN DOWNEY, 1883.

     iv. BRIDGET MARIE O'CONNOR, b. June 1862, Dubuque, Iowa; d. November 13, 1903, Duncombe, Iowa; m.
     MAURICE JOSEPH BALILEY, June 16, 1884, Fort Dodge, Iowa.

     v. NICHOLAS O'CONNOR, b. 1865, Dubuque, Iowa; d. 1950, Fort Dodge, Iowa.

     Generation No. 3

     1. PATRICK JR.3 O'CONNOR (PATRICK SR.2, JOHN SR.1) was born March 18, 1855 in Galena, Illinois, and died
     September 7, 1919 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He married ELLEN DOWNEY 1883, daughter of MICHAEL DOWNEY and JULIA CROWLEY.

     Children of PATRICK O'CONNOR and ELLEN DOWNEY are:

     i. ANNA4 O'CONNOR, b. October 15, 1883; d. October 16, 1975; m. HENNRY JEANBLANC, Fort Dodge, Iowa.

     ii. ARTHUR O'CONNOR, b. October 15, 1883; d. February 5, 1969; m. ESTES SCHILZ, Fort Dodge, Iowa.

     iii. JULIA O'CONNOR, b. February 14, 1885; d. March 29, 1974; m. AMBROSE KELLY.

     iv. KATHERINE O'CONNOR, b. May 11, 1887; d. November 20, 1961; m. CHARLES TOLAN, June 30, 1909, Fort Dodge, Iowa.

     v. JOHN O'CONNOR, b. May 20, 1890; d. June 29, 1960; m. ELIZABETH LIL CONDON.

     vi. MARCELLA O'CONNOR, b. April 9, 1892; m. PATRICK TOOHEY.

     vii. LEO N. O'CONNOR, b. August 6, 1893; d. January 20, 1956, Fort Dodge, Iowa; m. RUTH HENNRIETTA VICTORIA SAMUELSON.

     viii. VINCENT O'CONNOR, b. June 1, 1896; d. January 9, 1954; m. THERESA WELDER.

     Generation No. 4

     1. LEO N.4 O'CONNOR (PATRICK JR.3, PATRICK SR.2, JOHN SR.1) was born August 6, 1893, and died January 20,
     1956 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He married RUTH HENNRIETTA VICTORIA SAMUELSON, daughter of KARL SAMUELSON and SOFIA CARLSON.

     Children of LEO O'CONNOR and RUTH SAMUELSON are:

     i. JULIA ELLEN still living

     ii. ROBERT O'CONNOR, b. March 3, 1917; d. December 19, 1918.

     iii. MARGARET LOUISE O'CONNOR, b. October 14, 1918; d. April 6, 1989.

     iv. DOLORES still living

     v. MARY RUTH still living

     vi. JAMES LEO O'CONNOR, b. July 13, 1925; d. July 24, 1979; m. LENOR still living

     vii. PATRICK CARL still living

     Thank you,
     Your Adair and Knox County Missouri host
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Location:Fort Dodge
Date:Thu, 21 Jan 1999


Seeking NOVAKS from Fort Dodge, Iowa!

If you are related to LISKA, MACHOVEC,NEKVINDA,YOUNG,STANEK,STUPKA,HUSSKE,LOHR,FAIFERLICK, FJFRLICK, JULIUS,NOVAK et all from Fort Dodge; you are my family! Please call back


Name:Kathleen Smith
Email:kathyjsmith@email.msn.com NOTE: email no longer good 4/4/2018
Location:Webster City
Date:Sun, 17 Jan 1999

My name is Kathleen Smith. I live in Wood County, Ohio. I am looking for descendants of Philinda SMITH BICKFORD and Leander BICKFORD.

Philinda was the eldest daughter of Rev. JEDEDIAH SMITH and SALLY WILCOX. Most of the family moved from New York and PA areas and settled in Lenawee Co and Monroe Co in Michigan. Philinda and Leander lived in Webster City, IA.

Philinda was born in Preston, Chenango Co. NY on November 20, 1825 to Jedediah Smith and Sally Wilcox. Sally and Jedediah were married on September 25, 1884. Jedediah was born in New London CT on May 10, 1802 and died in Deerfield MI on March 1, 1883. Sally was born in Preston, Chenango Co, NY on October 10, 1803 and died in Sherman, NY on September 17, 1836. Jedediah and Sally had three children - Philinda, Lewis, and Emeline. (Lewis is my direct ancestor). Jedediah married again and had two more children - Susan and Eliot J.

I have much to share with someone who has found Philinda as a "brick wall" in a search. I'd be happy to share family info.

Kathy Smith
1046 Mulberry Street
Perrysburg OH 43551

Name:Kirsten Husband
Date:Thur, 14 Jan 1999

Can anyone tell me if there is a TIPTON LUTHERN CEMETERY anywhere near Callendar, Iowa? I am looking for the gravesite of my greatgrandmother, Mary JOHNSON She died in Callendar on July 10, 1911. Thank you!

Location:Fort Dodge
Date:Wed, 13 Jan 1999

Looking for any information on a William BERNT b 1868 in Butler Co.,Ohio. Moved to Fort Dodge, Iowa, and was living there in 1943. Did William marry and if so, whom? Also looking for a date of death.

Name:Joan Newkirk
Date:Wed, 13 Jan 1999

My name is Joan Newkirk, I live in Adrian, MO--my late husband was Ronald NEWKIRK, son of Roscoe Newkirk and Ina ECHELBERGER. Ina's father was Lincoln and mothers was Laura MOTT--we think from Michigan. Roscoe's father was Thomas and mothers name was Bertha. We think they were buried in Clinton, Ind. Rosco and Ina lived in the Otho, Iowa most of their married life. Ina was born 9-29-1891, died 5-6-61, Roscoe born 8-19-1885, died 12-15-72. If you can give me any info or can point me in the right direction I should look on this family record, I would appreciate it very much..Thank You
Joan Newkirk

Name:Barry Crook
Location:Fort Dodge
Date:Sat, 09 Jan 1999

The 1870 census index shows a HENRY CROOK in Webster County IA Wahkonsa page 516. I'm in North Yorkshire UK and would like to find out if this could be a long lost relative who emigrated from UK in early 1860's. His wife would be ANGELINA or Elizabeth lso born UK.

Name:Kathy Minder
Location:Webster County
Date:Fri, 08 jan 1999

I haven't found the gravesite of my great grandfather, Willian CURRAN. I believe he died Jan 1913-14, Vinton, IA. I can't find anything on him at all. If I didn't know better. I'd think he was hiding from me!
He was married to Bridget BREEN who is buried in Livermore, Sacred Heart Cemetery, IA. She died 22 Feb 1924, in Eagle Grove.
Any Ideas?
Kathy Minder
Geneseo, IL

Name:Melinda Miller
Email: 10/22/2017 no longer good
Location:Fort Dodge
Date:Thu, 07 Jan 1999

My husband's ggrandfather, Johnathan HOFF, was supposedly born in Fort Dodge on 1 Mar 1851, to Moffatt and Lavina (STATS) Hoff. Would appreciate any help anyone can give. Moffat was born in Ohio and apparently they moved back sometime after Johnathan was born.
Melinda Miller

Name:Margie Garr
Email: 10/22/2017 no longer good
Location:Fort Dodge
Date:Thu, 31 Dec 1998

The following was found in a scrap of my GGrandmother who lived in Webster Co. IA and KY. Do any of you know these people. I think they may have been originally from Dane Co. WI. Any help would be appreciated.

--" Mrs. Carrey SNYDER " and " Mr. J.A. SNYDER " -- Masonville Iowa, Jan 23, 1890

Name:Tammy (McKnight) Hendrickson
Location:Fort Dodge
Date:Mon, 4 Jan 1999

George Washington ARMSTRONG (18__) NY (189_) Fort Dodge IA married Sarah (GOOGRICH) FOSTER (____-____).
They Had several children of them is my great grandpa (Charles Allen Armstrong) b.1875 Ft Dodge, IA, unknown when or where he died.
Charles married Emma (JUKER) in 1899 in Custer County NE, and they had 2 ch. and then divorced by 1920.
Whould like to find Charles death.
Tammy (McKnight) Hendrickson

Location:Badger, Webster County
Date:Sat, 2 Jan 1999

I'm researching my family from Badger, IA. They came from Hjelmeland, Ardal, Tysvaer and Strand, Norway. Names are LARSON, PETERSON, SOPPELAND, FRIESTH, KNUDSON, ASKLAND, CLEVELAND, KLEIVALAND, BJELLAND, SABOE, OLSON, HETLAND, OSTERHUS. Plus many more.

Name:Karol Knutzon-Wiekamp
Location:Fort Dodge
Date:Thu, 31 Dec 1998

Am searching for information on my maternal grandfather, Eugene Pierce SINNOTT b. July 14, 1900 (don't know Where) and d. November 1960 in Lynwood, California. Married Esther Elizabeth ERTL on September 5, 1905 in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Also my great grandfather, Martin ERTL (could be spelled ERTEL, ERTHEL or ERTEL) b. May 11, 1874 in Weiden, Germany and d. March 24, 1944 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Martin married (1) Jane PATERSON on May 9, 1899 and had two sons George (b. June 3, 1901 in Fort Dodge, Iowa) and Adam. Don't have any information on Adam. Jane died in 1903 and Martin married (2) Isabell PATERSON (Jane's sister) September 6, 1905. They had two children, a daughter and a son. The daughter was my grandmother, Esther Elizabeth ERTL SINNOTTb. June 16, 1906. The son was Robert Matthew ERTL. Don't have Robert's date of birth.

If anyone can help me locate information on these names, I would greatly appreciate it.
Karol Knutzon-Wiekamp

Name:Jeanne Muller
Location:Fort Dodge
Date:Sat, 19 Dec 1998

Searching for information on Israel CHEW and Rachel GREEN. Israel and Rachel lived and died at Fort Dodge Webster County, Co IA.

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