Winneshiek County Queries 1996 - 1997

 

B. Nelson Sun, 27 Oct 1996
I am looking for my relatives who lived in the Ossian area. My families are Larson, Lars and Inga Marie imm 1868, and daughers Ann, Karen, Olava, Ida and son Christian. Olava imm in 1872. Karen married Enoch Tobias Berkland (also on census as Enoch Tobiason). They moved to Lyons county by 1875. Olava married Ole Malaas (or Melus or Malas) and they left Iowa prior to 1880. Ann married Hans Nelson in 1873.

My other family is the Nelson/Harrum side. Lars Harrum is an unknown to me, but I am pretty sure he was in Iowa for a time. Ole Nelson Kragero (also shown as Ole P Nelson) imm in 1863 and lived by Ossian til the late 1870s. Hans C. Nelson (Nilson) imm in 1865. Ida Sophia Nelson imm in 1865 with her mother Maren. These are all siblings, but they have a lot of different names.

Rob Halvorson Mon, 4 Nov 1996
I am looking for any information on a George R. Halvorson born Sep. 10, 1878 to Haver Halvorson and Ann Melby. I am looking for almost anything, brothers, sisters, etc.

Patricia Dietrich Mon, 04 Nov 1996
I am looking for my grandfathers birth record. I have him as Herbert Chandler True born 13/Aug/1885 in Decorah, IO. I also have him as born in Ohio, I have been searching in Ohio with no luck. His father was Herbert William True (1861-1937 and his mother Maggie Bell Rogers (1861-1950).

Barbara Huff-Duff Mon Nov 25 20:57:59 1996
I'm researching the DUFF family...they located to Winneshiek Co. (Frankville/Bloomfield townships area) in 1850. Would like to connect with any other DUFF descendants I haven't yet connected with, to compare notes! One line I'd like to fill in some details on...the descendants of Elsie Florence DUFF (1883-1951) who married George Franklin ALLEN (1873-1961). Also would like to connect with descendants of Rebecca Catherine "Kate" DUFF (1859-1909) who married Arthur C. BAUMWART (1860- 1930); they moved to Oklahoma in 1900 after residing in Little Turkey, Chicasaw Co., IA for about 13 years (having located there from Winneshiek Co.)

Ruby Coleman Tue Dec 17 07:07:59 1996
Seeking information of Jedidiah MILLER, born 1814 probably in Steuben Co., NY; settled probably about 1860 or shortly thereafter in Winneshiek Co. His wife was Caroline CHAMBERLAIN. Both are buried in Phelps Cemetery in Decorah. Were there other MILLER relatives who came with them? Caroline's mother or step-mother, Sarah CHAMBERLAIN or Sarah PLACE may have lived with them and buried in area.

Dave Needham Tue Dec 24 16:33:40 1996
Searching for descendants of Ludwig JOHNSON b. 1861 Oslo, Norway; d. Oct 30, 1921 Decorah, IA; married Sep 21, 1884 in Winneshiek Co. to Evangeline PEDERSON, b. Mar 25, 1857 Oslo, Norway; d. Dec 11, 1933 Decorah, IA. Children: Adolph, b. Nov. 1882; Anna, b. Sep 11, 1885 Winneshiek Co.; Marie, b. Feb 1888; Lucille, b. May 1889; Helga, b. Sep 1892; Olga, b. April 7, 1894 Highlandville, IA, d. Jan 13, 1894 Dixon, IL (my grandmother); Oscar, b. Oct 1897; Carl, b. Nov 1899; Amanda, b. ?; Helen, b. ?. I know about Olga, but do not have vital info or descendants of the other children. -- Dave Needham, 112 Shady Lane, Dixon, IL 61021.

Barbara Huff-Duff Sat Dec 28 18:42:42 1996
I'm interested in corresponding with any DUFF or JOHNSON descendants. The DUFFs settled in the Bloomfield and Frankville townships area in 1850/51. Of the numerous Winneshiek Co. JOHNSON families, the family of my interest had immigrated to North America from *Ireland*; they too, settled in the south- east portion of Winneshiek Co., but arrived somewhat later than the DUFFs. Both families were in Canada prior to relocating to Iowa and there was quite a little bunch of folks who were interrelated by marriages and/or co-located in Canada, who relocated to this area in Iowa...if anyone has or knows of any diaries or accounts involving this migration, PLEASE let me know about it!!

Vernon Becvar Tue Jan 28 10:57:18 1997
After 1870 census one Rachel (SCOTT) COUNTRYMAN died. Her daughter, Phebe Jane (COUNTRYMAN) COUNTRYMAN is buried at Frankville with a memorial to Luke TODD, her husband. Rachel (SCOTT) COUNTRYMAN was wife of Cornelius COUNTRYMAN, who was enumerated with the TODD family in 1880 as a widower. It may be that Rachel was buried at Frankville. The family left the area of Sullivan Co., NY in the 1850s and lived in Iowa Co., WI for several years. Cornelius COUNTRYMAN was buried later in SD. Also needed is information on HUSTED families; and CC had a dau. named Sarah md to HUSTED. Help--Resp., Vern in FL

Michael H. Smith Wed Feb 5 20:04:39 1997
Researching family history. Have some information, looking for more on the Mahoney, Callahan, Mooney and McCormick Families. Feel free to contact me with info or advice.

Marilyn Moen Tue Feb 25 16:45:19 1997
I am looking for information on ANNIE SEVERSON who I have listed as being born in Ridgeway, Iowa. I also have her listed as death on July 8, 1904 and burial at St. Ansgar. ANNIE SEVERSON married NILS LARSEN HAUGSE. They had these children: Adolph, Mabel, Gina, Lawrence and Norman. Any help would be appreciated.

Marilyn Moen Tue Feb 25 16:45:19 1997
I am looking for information on ANNIE SEVERSON who I have listed as being born in Ridgeway, Iowa. I also have her listed as death on July 8, 1904 and burial at St. Ansgar. ANNIE SEVERSON married NILS LARSEN HAUGSE. They had these children: Adolph, Mabel, Gina, Lawrence and Norman. Any help would be appreciated.

James Sat Mar 1 08:49:14 1997
Researching John McClintock, b. abt 1820 PA, d. May 1860 Glenwood, Winneshiek, IA. He left widow Sarah Broadhead McClintock and five children. Oldest child, Thomas McClintock, stayed with relatives in OH(?), then enlisted in CW. Sarah took some of the kids and went to OR. She is in 1860 IA census.

James Sat Mar 1 08:49:14 1997
Researching John McClintock, b. abt 1820 PA, d. May 1860 Glenwood, Winneshiek, IA. He left widow Sarah Broadhead McClintock and five children. Oldest child, Thomas McClintock, stayed with relatives in OH(?), then enlisted in CW. Sarah took some of the kids and went to OR. She is in 1860 IA census.

Patrick L. Coleman Sat Feb 1 21:32:48 1997
I would like to correspond with descendants of John J. DREW and Bridget CAROLAN (or descendants of other Carolans who lived near Bluffton, IA). He was the son of James Drew (1819-1894) and Catherine O'MALLEY (b. 1834). Bridget was the daughter of John Carolan and Johanna CASEY. I descend from Bridget DONAHUE McMAHON who was born in Stradone, Co. Cavan, Ireland, and who was a cousin to Bridget CAROLAN DREW but I do not know the relationship. It is likely that this relationship derives from a marriage that took place in Ireland.

Lynn Wieczorek Sat Feb 8 15:32:49 1997
I am looking for information on the James SNELL family. James and wife Mary moved from Indiana to Winneshiek county around 1852, they moved from the county in 1856. If anyone is searching the same name or has come across information on James and Mary, please contact me. Thanks!

Patrick Palmer Sun Feb 9 20:23:14 1997
I'm looking for information on the FRANSHAM surname and the HOWES surname. Both are related to me, but just need to know a little bit more.

Elizabeth Deakman Mon Mar 10 17:13:05 1997
BUTLER : Lonson Butler with wife and four children appear in the federal census of 1860 living in Decorah township, Winneshiek Co. They sold their farm 17 Oct. 1862.I can not trace them further. By 1970 the oldest son, Peter Butler, my grandfather was living with a Bisby family in Hesper Twn. and there was also an Andrew Bailey, farmer, living in the, same twn. Lonson must have died since his widow married an Andrew Bailey.I would like to find out when and where Lonson died, and any details of his death. Also when Anna his widow married Andrew Bailey. These events must have occurred between 1862 and 1870. same twn.

Joyce Westmyer Thu Mar 20 19:48:51 1997
I am looking for information on the John Rhodes HOWARD family that lived in Ossian, circa 1855-1863. Children, Andrew J., Nancy J., possibly married Judson Dean, Mary S., Elias George, and Rachel. I believe these children were by first wife Alvina Ann Marsh and were born in PA as was she. John was born Andover VT. 1856 State Census shows my g-grandmother living with them but I believe she was a ward. She married Jacob Cline Mattocks, 1867 in Fayette Co. John's second wife Lucinda H. Weldon seems to be the mother of Jay W., and James Solomon born in Ossian. I believe that my g-grandmother Lovina Abigail HOWARD, might have been the daughter of John's brother possibly named Solomon. What family records there are say that she was born in Forest City, IA in 1852, we have no idea what her mother's name was. Any information or leads as to who to contact will be gratefully appreciated. Thanks Joyce

Spence Kirschman Fri Mar 28 17:58:45 1997
Locate ancestors/decendants Lida Belle Goddard - DeWello Kirschman Father: Ferdinand K

BARB BONHAM Sat Mar 29 15:58:20 1997
If anyone has the resources I would appreciate a lookup for a death or cemetery record for FRANK PANKA. He and his wife JOSEPHINE HANTAK moved to Iowa in 1881. FRANK died before 1898 and was buried in Iowa. It is believed the place was Spillville, and they joined the Bohemian settlement there. JOSEPHINE HANTAK PANKA moved back to Wisconsin after FRANK's death. Any help would be greatly appreciated. These are my Great- great grandparents. Barb Bonham mbonham@ptway.com

Spence Kirschman Tue Apr 1 10:04:30 1997
Searching for any/ all records for birth, marriage, death, burial Ferdinand GODDARD and Amanda PERRY. My paternal grandfather Amos Daniel Kirschman of Little Turkey, Utica Twp married Lida Belle Goddard DE WELLO. Amos and Lida Bell moved to Los Angeles, CA area where both died and are interned Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, CA

L. Jackson Tue Apr 1 20:01:44 1997
Looking for John J. Dvorak, married Anna Humpal in Spillville, IA on January 25, 1876. We are trying to comfirm this and trace his parents/her parents. they moved to Pisek, ND. One of his children ws Albert Dvorak, born April 18, 1891 in Pisek, ND.

L. Jackson Wed Apr 2 04:51:16 1997
I am looking for information about a Frantisek Vavrovsky, Born 1841 in Estavnec, Czech. Married a Mary Ryan (Ryant) in 1863. Chidren: Matt born Jan 1, 1878 in Spillvill, IA, Frank born in Czech, Anna Born in Fort Atkinson, IA, Mary and James. Matt married Mary Capouch on Oct 19, 1899 and Frank married Alzbeta Kouba in Veseleyvill, ND on July 9, 1888. any help would be greatly appreciated. PS The family name changed about 1930 to Vavrosky, dropping the third v.

Steve Radloff Sun Apr 13 07:41:51 1997
Researching RADLOFF and MEIRICK. Fredrick (Fritz) RADLOFF arrived in Calmar IA about 1867 where he opened up the Radloff Saloon and Billard Hall. He married Joesphina MEIRICK in 1872 and then Emilie MEIRICK abt 1884. The MEIRICK sister's parents are John MEIRICK and Josephine Pieper. John and Joesephine arrived in the US sometime before 1851 - I suspect somewhere in

Rob Halvorson Thu Apr 17 12:30:47 1997
I am looking for any Findrengs of Findrings. At one time they resided there and supposedly Haaver Halvorson Findring is buried in Vold Cemetery.

Clarice Dean Thu Apr 17 10:06:27 1997
I would like to exchange information about the ANTRIM family of Winn. County.

Victoria L. Herring Sun Apr 20 14:55:14 1997
My grandfather was Victor Francis Becker and he married my grandmother, Olga Ode -- am looking for any more information available up there -- on either branch of the family.

Spencer E. KIRSCHMAN Fri Apr 18 08:45:45 1997
Searching for any/all information concerning paternal Great Grandparents. Andrew KIRSCHMAN and Christine [MARKEL] KIRSCHMAN. Settled in Tittle Turkey, Chickasaw County 1850-1860. Andrew and Christine immigrated from Kirchheim, Germany. Four children, Amos, Fred, George and Anna

Brad Arms Fri Apr 25 18:18:02 1997
ARMS, Phineas and Maria, came to Winneshiek Co. in 1856. Children included: William, Elsabeth, Lydia, Mary Ann, Daniel Deruelle, Edward Payson, Minerva and George Williston. Any biographical information on this family would be appreciated. I have ancestry and the descendants of George Williston ARMS.

David Mordy Fri Apr 25 19:11:29 1997
A significant research effort on the Kirkland family is underway. I am interested in getting in touch with any other descendants of Alexander Kirkland or James Kirkland of Winneshiek Co. Iowa.

Suzette Thompson Thu May 1 12:48:41 1997
Looing for Alison or Alice Klontz md. to William Bryson Kennedy in Casper, Wy. 1886. She was born in Decorah, Iowa Sept. 1868 to William Klontz and Amelia or Millie Fox. Thank you. Suzette Thompson

Suzette Thompson Fri May 9 12:51:52 1997
Looking for Alison or Alice Klontz md. to William Bryson Kennedy in 1886 in Rawlins, Wy. She was born in Decorah, Iowa in Sept. 1868 to William Klontz and Amelia or Millie Fox. Have some information on Klontz Family. Thank you.

J. Kamman Tue May 13 15:03:23 1997
Civil War Unit--I am looking for any information on Company D or C of the Third Iowa Volunteer Infantry. My greatgrandfather, Charles W. GURNEY enlisted in Co. D on 6 June 1861 and was later a Captain in Co C. Any info, no matter how insignificant it may seem will be appreciated

Linda Emry Fri May 30 21:12:29 1997
Researching the Henry Owen EMERY/EMRY family. Have traced the line back to Samuel EMERY of Franklin Co. VT. Need Samuel's parents. Also maiden name of Henry's wife, Mary Jane, and her parents. Thanks. Linda

ANCESTOR Thu Jun 19 20:56:45 1997
Am seeking information on G.grandfather Delos J. Horton b. August 12, 1833 somewnere in New York. Married Melissa Roberts B.April 04, 1845 on November 05, 1865 in Winneshiek C. Iowa. Delos died April 30, 1917 in Iowa, city not known, Melissa Roberts Horton died April 22, 1895 in Bremer, County Iowa. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Jim Enderle Tue Jul 1 12:52:36 1997
I am currently researching the following Surnames in Winneshiek County: Gaertner, Klein, and Huber. Johann Peter Gaertner and his Son-in Law Frank Huber settled near Festina in 1849. The little Catholic Church their was built by them. Any information on there Port of Entry and places of Birth in France, Switzerland would be helpful.

Jerry Bergan Sun Jul 6 21:55:15 1997
I would like to contact Michael Bergan or relatives concerning Bergan family history of Ole and Kari Bergan or relatives of same. This is in reference to Louis Lars Bergan, son of Ole and Kari- other memebers of the family were Ingegorg,Randine, Betsy, Lise, Martin Cornelius. Thank you

Kristen Kittelson Sun Aug 17 20:51:03 1997
Am searching for any information on INGEBORG HARALDSDATTER and her husband, HALSTEN OLSEN STOEN. Ingeborg was born 1798 in Nes, Hallingdal, Norway. She and her husband emigratd to America and settled in Winneshiek county in 1850. Looking for any information on them and their descendents. Any information is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Nancy Gunderson Fri Aug 22 13:07:27 1997
Looking for descendants of Ole A. Strand, who may have been a pharmacist in Decorah ca. 1888-1897. (This request is for a relative in Norway who is now seeking relatives on the other side of her family tree.)

Julia Joaquin Mon Aug 25 09:53:58 1997
Michael COLEMAN b. 1847 IRE m. Julia WARREN dau of Seth Hooper WARREN WINN co. Michael immigrated from IRE 1856. Need place of his birth in IRE. Michael worked for the RR in Conover IA as an agent 1880's. In the 1910 Decorah Republican there is an article on Dr. Coleman. Is there any relationship between Michael and Dr. Coleman? My understanding is that Michael came to IRE by himself but he would have only been 9 years old. Does anyone have any info on this family? Thank you. Julia

Marcia Hardesty Fri Aug 29 07:12:14 1997
Searching info on James VANPELT b c 1795 PA, d 1864 Freeport, IL Stephenson Co, m Phoebe SCHOFIELD b 24 Jul 1797 NY, d 1871 Freeport, IL. Many children but know of 2 sons that went to Winnecheik Co.James S.. VANPELT b c 1821 NY, m Dorcus MCCULLOUGH b c 1832 IL, 1860 in Decorah, children: Mary Helen or Ellen b c 1847 Stephenson Co IL; Walter b c 1853 IA, Eva b c 1855 IA, Asher b c 1858 IA, Tessa b 7 Jul 1870 Pleasant Twp Winnesheilk Co. Then Martin VanBuren VANPELT b c 1836 Norwalk Twp. OH Huron Co, m Sarahphina WEST b c 1837 Grafton, NY Rensselear Co., d/o Francis WEST / Lydia M. Arrived about 1857 in Decorah, IA Winnecheik Co, children: James b c 1857 Decorah; Estella Mae b 30 May 1860 Freeport or Burr Oak, Winnecheik Co, d 21 Apr 1919 Seattle, WA, m Millard KLINEFELTER; Nelson b c 1864 Decorah; Kuline b c 1866 Decorah; Annelly b c 1868 Decorah, Martin b June 1870 Decorah; Lillian Elizabeth b 10 Mar 1874 Decorah, d 1 May 1950 Seattle, WA, m KLINEFELTER.

J.S. GRANGER Mon Sep 1 21:22:34 1997
GROFF Looking of possible living related descendants. Nathan R. GROOF and Lizzie (BURKE) GROFF were living at 419 Center Ave. in Decorah, Winneshiek Co., Iowa during the 1900 census. Their only known child was a son, Jamie S. GROOF, born 21 Sep 1893. He died in March 1968 in Decorah. Did he marry? Did he have children? If so, who were they and where are they? Any help or direction would be appreciated. Thanks so much, JIM

Robert J. Brousseau Fri Sep 5 20:07:56 1997
Winneshiek Co. BROUSSEAU, GEORGE AND INEZ WOODWARD BROUSSEAU Lived in Decorah approx. 1883 to 1890, where George was employed by U.S. Railway Postal Service. While in Decorah, they had one son, Robert, and one daughter, Beatrice. Would really appreciate any information regarding this family.

Doug Packard Tue Sep 2 08:56:23 1997
Info. on Lafayette Packard Frankville, IA, died in 1912, May have been justice of the peace. Any leads would be appreciated. Childred were Henry D. and Faye. Thanks

Sharon Froeschle Thu Sep 11 16:15:02 1997
Guido KRAFFT married Mary Ann (BRISCOE)BUTTON. Looking for any information on Guido KRAFFT. Family history says he left Decorah on a cattle drive and never returned. He left my 2nd great grandmother, Mary Ann, and his daughter, Henrietta. Henrietta KRAFFT was born in Decorah in 1855.

Sharon Froeschle Mon Sep 15 17:06:59 1997
Looking for Guido KRAFFT living in Winneshiek Co. ca 1858. Married Mary Ann BUTTON, nee BRISCOE. Daughter Henrietta born 1855 in Decorah.
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Lynne Emmons Sat Sep 20 17:22:09 1997
Researching ADAMS and SAULTER families. French-Canadians who came from N.Y. state, lived Decorah area from 1864 to 1877 when they left for S.D. Marshall ADAMS & his wife Julian SAULTER had 7 children born in Decorah between 1864 & 1877. As well as this family Marshall's parents & brothers & Julian's parents resided here too. Thank you.

Phillip A. Clarke Mon Sep 29 19:08:36 1997
I am researching the family names KLEPPER and BECKER. Simon KLEPPER was born in Germany 25 Oct 1846 and died 1909 and is buried in Salem Cemetery. Henry Herman Christian BECKER was born in Gemany 16 Aug 1853 and died 1941. I am looking to contact anyone also interested in these family names. Related surnames SAAK, SNITKER, HANSMEIER

Phillip A. Clarke Mon Sep 29 19:09:46 1997
I am researching the family names KLEPPER and BECKER. Simon KLEPPER was born in Germany 25 Oct 1846 and died 1909 and is buried in Salem Cemetery. Henry Herman Christian BECKER was born in Gemany 16 Aug 1853 and died 1941. I am looking to contact anyone also interested in these family names. Related surnames SAAK, SNITKER, HANSMEIER

Kristi Towe Tue Sep 30 16:00:54 1997
Looking for the following surnames: REKWARD/RECKWARD/REQUARDT; RUSSELL, GILSON, BENDER, GOECKE, BAUGHMAN. These were families in Winneshiek and Allamakee counties in the late 19th and early 20th century. Do I have any cousins out there? Kristi 10/97

Edward J. Harrison Wed Nov 26 14:03:36 1997
Seek any information on John PICKWORTH and his descendants. John was born in Dorrington, Lincolnshire, England in 1829 the son of John and Ann BALDOCK Pickworth. His wife's name was Barbara "Betsey", and he died in Winneshiek County Iowa in 1904. His brother, William (1828-1905) my 2xgr grandfather, moved to the US about 1852/53 and settled in western NY State. John may have left England with William, but this is not certain. I have data on several generations of John's and William's ancestors to share.

Lori Tweeton Wed, 31 Dec 1997 13:00:52 EST
I am looking for any information available regarding OLE OLESON. It is believed his parents were NELS and MARGARET OLESON. They immigrated from Norway and were residents of Winneshiek County in the 1860s. Following the Civil War OLE OLESON married ELEN MARTHA OLESDATER (from Hubbard County, MN) and then moved to central Minnesota. Any information on NELS AND MARGARET OLESON and where they may be buried or have lived would be appreciated.

 

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