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THE BELLE PLAINE BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY
A Complete Hand-book of the City of Belle Plaine, Benton Co., Iowa.
Compiled by J. F. Wilcox.
Published by G. W. Myers, Belle Plaine, Iowa, 1897

space Organization
Introduction
Fraternal and Benevolent Societies
Churches
Schools
List of Photographs
Business Ads


INDEX TO BIOGRAPHIES
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  Mc  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

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CAHILL William. Loco eng. No 28 Walnut St. Cath Ch. BLE ILH. Born in Detroit Mich Feb 16 1865. Kate Donovan his wife was born in Belle Plaine Mar 24 1866. Married Sept 28 1887. Children: John A born June 8 1888; William born Mar 22 1891.

CAHOJ John. Shoemaker. Res and shop No 13 Main. Cath Ch. Born Hungary Feb 16 1864.

CAMPBELL William. Engine dispatcher. No 2 N Willow NE cor 2nd Ave W. Cong Ch. IOOF ILH Home Forum. Born in Ireland Nov 18 1863. Lizzie Henry his wife was born in Ireland Apr 5 1870, Rebekah. Married Apr 4 1887. Children: William born Sept 29 1888; Tillie J born Mar 4 1890.

CARLSON A A. Tailor. No 24 7th Ave. Lutheran Ch. IOOF. Born in Sweden Oct 22 1860. Esther Groulund his wife was born in Sweden Aug 24 1861. ME Ch. Married March 15 1885. Children: Ellen V born Dec 18 1885; Esther O born July 30 1887; Abraham A born Sept 15 1889; Paul A born Oct 22 1892; Thomas born Mar 18 1895.

CARNEY N H. Carp. No 33 N Oak. AF&AM. Born in Sloansville NY Sept 2 1837. Sophia Scranton his wife was born in Oneida Co NY Sept 28 1842. Cong Ch. Dressmaker, Eastern Star. Married Sept 11 1861. Children: Mrs Lucile Parkhurst born Aug 1 1866 res in Eagle Grove Ia; Rua S bornNov 6 1873. ME Ch.

CASE Francis M. Foreman water supply C&NW Ry Co. Res No 14 W Sherman. Born in Marshall Co Ia Jan 25 1859. Ida B Kent his wife was born in same county Apr 2 1868. Children: Joseph M born May 8 1887; Clara B born July 28 1889; Warren A born May 30 1891; Francis M Jr born Feb 18 1895; Baby not named born Aug 26 1896.

CATRON James. Coalheaver. No 9 Myrtle St SW cor S Willow. Born in E Tenn Aug 29 1855. Eliza Rucker his wife was born in Iowa Co Aug 9 1859. Married Oct 19 1881. Children: Wm L born Aug 28 1882; Fabian B born Nov 11 1883; Frank W born Apr 27 1885; Ora Flo born June 15 1889.

CHASE Miss Kate. Milliner at J F Doughty's. No 53 Main St. Cong Ch. Born in West Liberty Ia July 11 1867. Res No 62 N Beech St.

CHALOUPEK Frank, Car repairer. No 14 N. Cherry. Cath Ch. CSPS. Born in Bohemia 1847. Mary Yaroshek his wife was born in Bohemia Aug 15 1861. Married Oct 30 1880. Children: Frank born Mar 21 1881, broom maker; Edna born March 4 1883; Chas born Dec 17 1884; Agie born Aug 26 1886; Albert born Oct 11 1888; Emma born Apr 23 1890.

CHAMBERLAIN Albert F. Loco fireman. No 36 S Maple St. Redmen. Born in Marshall Co Ia Mar 10 1870. Minnie Kolb his wife was born in Belle Plaine Jan 20 1870. Married May 2 1894.

CHAMBERS G M C M. Farmer. No 126 2nd Ave E. Restitution Ch. Born in Kentucky Nov 23 1825. Adiline Lux his wife born in Brownstown Ind Sept 27 1835. Christian Ch. Married Oct 17 1853. Children: Mrs Mary J born Aug 12 1854, res in Cass Co; William A B (see); Mrs Alice E born April 113 1858, res in Hartwick; Mrs. Rebeka A Falls (see Alonzo Falls); Ezekiel H Jan 22 1863, farm in Tama Co; George F born July 7 1865.

CHASTIC Joseph. Lab. No 83 S Oak NW cor Myrtle. Cath Ch. Born in Bohemia Feb 11 1834. Mary Stager his wife was born in Bohemia June 3 1838. Cath Ch. Married in 1864. Children: Ann born in Bohemia Sept 28 1865.

CHERMAK I. McIntieer & Chermak Carp Cont & Blders. Boards and rooms at Turnbull's, No 11 E Sherman. Cath Ch. CSPS IOOF. Born in Cleveland O June 10 1868.

CHERNEY Joseph. Saloon keeper in Cedar Rapids. House No 11 N Cherry St. IOOF CSPS. Born in Bohemia in 1862. Mary Kosner his wife was born in Bohemia in 1867. Married May 1 1882. Children: Charles born Feb 1883; Ferdinand born Mar 16 1886; Louis born July 16 1890; James born Sept 11 1892; Joseph born June 4 1896.

CHERNOVY Vincel. No 29 # Grant St. Cath Ch. Born in Bohemia. Helen Studelk his wife was born in Bohemia. Children: Anna born in 1885.

CHESS Frank. Car repairer. No 15 N Cherry. Ger Evan Ch. Born in Irving Ia Dec 25 1862. Mary Doupnik his wife was born in Marengo Ia Oct 21 1868. Married Feb 25 1889. Children: Chas born Mar 3 1890; Mary R born Sept 7 1891; Emma F born Dec 7 1895.

CHOWN Mrs. Lydia Studley nee Banker. No 3 Mill St. Born in Cataragus Co NY Sept 1 1847. Bethany Ch. Married July 14 1877. Children by Wm Studley: William M born Sept 30 1868; Addie R born Aug 5 1871; John R Chown born Nov 2 1878; George O Chown born Sept 3 1880; Lettie A born May 6 1884.

CHRUSTAL Anton. No 45 E Washington. Born in Germany June 13 1818. Theresa Wurst his wife was born in Germany Sept 8 1821. Children: Mrs Matilda Deer (see John Deer); Mrs Amelia Zalesky (see).

CHRISTENSEN Helen. Domestic at Burley House. Born Feb 24 1878.

CHRISTENSEN Laura. Domestic at Burley House. Born Jan 4 1881.

CLEVELAND C D. Clerk in dry goods with Doughty. No 36 4th Ave E NE cor Locust. Woodmen. Born in Ogle Co Ill June 24 1860. Lucy J Elliott his wife was born in Darke Co O Sept 27 1859. ME Ch. Married Sept 27 1883. Children: Adra B born June 24 1889.

COBLE Edward D. Mdse broker. No 9 W Grant. Born in Palmyra NY Sept 27 1832. Elizabeth M Benedict his wife was born in Colburn Conn Oct 20 1834. ME Ch. Married May 26 1869. Children: George by first wife July 3 1866, Methodist preacher, res in Evanston Ill; John born July 27 1870, clerk in 1st Natl Bk Chicago.

COFFIN Albert H. Millwright. No 47 E Sherman St. AF&AM St B Com KT. Born in Onondaga Co NY June 5 1841. Nancy Child his wife born in Bath NH July 28 1847, died Apr 15 1888. Married Nov 1 1871. Children: Bert R born Dec 19 1873 ME Ch sec of SS; Mary Addie born Nov 1 1875; Annie born July 13 1878; Dora born Dec 6 1881.

COLLINS D L. Painter and paperhanger. No 10 7th Ave E. Born in Aurora Ill Aug 11 1857. Eva C Steffa his wife was born in Ogle Co Ill Sept 7 1862. Restitution Ch. Married Feb 5 1882. Children: Charles L born Feb 23 1887; Leona born Oct 25 1889; Alta born May 30 1891, died Feb 7 1892.

COLLISTER Mrs Ann. No 19 Walnut St. Children: Maud.

COLLISTER James E. Grocery clerk, No 5 W Sherman St. Bapt Ch. Born in Irving Ia Feb 10 1862. Anna Thompson his wife born in Vinton Ia Sept 29 1861. Married Oct 28 1885. Children: Ray born Aug 22 1886; Clayton born Dec 31 1891; Mona Alice born July 24 1888, died Aug 6 1889.

COLLISTER John. Brakeman. No 42 S Beech St. Bapt Ch. Born in Belle Plaine Sept 27 1872. Daisy Rush his wife was born in Marengo Feb 24 1872. Married Nov 22 1893. Children: Fritz born Aug 16 1895.

COLLUM W S. Carp. No 55 N Oak St. Born in Delaware Co O Mar 12 1830. Mary Overturf his wife was born in same county Mar 20 1832. ME Ch. Married Sept 4 1851. Children: John born Sept 10 1852; Libbie born Nov 25 1854; Marion E born Sept 7 1861.

CONCANON Mrs Anna Wahwarn. No 35 4th Ave E SE cor Locust. Cath Ch. Born in Ireland 1846. Children Mary born in Ia Feb 3 1871.

COMPTON Isaac N. Stock dealer at No 34 S Beech St. Born Jan 24 1863.

COMPTON Sara nee Brentlinger, wid Isaac R Compton. No 34 S Beech St. Born in Peckaway Co O Dec 14 1826. ME Ch. Married Aug 9 1849. Children: Isaac N (see); Mrs Lydia Leveall (see W H Leavell); Mrs Almeda E Kollman (see W H Kollman).

CONKLIN Henry B. Carp. No 20 N Cherry SE cor 4th Ave W. KP. Born in Pa Sept 4 1867. Stella S Stone his wife was born in Clear Lake Mich Dec 6 1874. Bethany Ch. Rathbone Sisters. Married June 19 1892. Children: Glenn W born Apr 8 1893.

COOK Ben. Bridgeman. No 42 3rd Ave E. Cath Ch. ILH. Born in Wis Oct 26 1859. Katie Kenney his wife born in Davenport Ia Dec 6 1872. Married July 6 1891. Children: Maude N born Sept 9 1891; Frank born July 18 1893; Bernard born Sept 10 1896.

COOK S M. Physician Reg School Office. No 48 Main St. Res 16 S Maple NE cor E Grant. AF&AM. Born in Ohio June 14 1836. Margaret Mitts his wife was born in Henry Co Ia Apr 6 1837. Married Apr 19 1855. Children: Calvin born Jan 13 1856, died Jan 10 1859; Martha born Nov 25 1860; Marcus born Sept 8 1861 res in Dakota; infant son died in Feb 1863; Mrs Elanor Gastill born Mar 6 1864 res in Savanna Ill; Mrs Maggie Tedball (see Wm Tedball); James L born Aug 3 1869; Mrs Jessie Latham born Jan 27 1872 res in Brookly NY; infant son died Apr 28 1878.

CORDNER Mrs M E nee Collins, wid of A Cordner. No 30 Walnut St. Christian Ch. Born in Ohio Oct 4 1831. Married Aug 8 1851. Children: Mrs Etta Williamson (see J W Williamson)

COVENY T Harry. Coveny Bros druggists. No 48 Main. Born in Quebec Canada June 23 1860.

COX James E. JB&JE Cox, physicians and surgeons. No 34 Main St. Res No 36 N Beech. AF&AM. Born in Belle Plaine Jan 23 1875.

COX J B. Physician, reg school. No 34 Main St 2nd floor. Res No 36 N Beech. AF&AM Mt Horeb Chap. Born in Pa Sept 14 1841. Kiziah NewKirk his wife was born in Pa Oct 28 1845. Cong Ch. Eastern Star. Married Sept 5 1865. Children: Ralph N farmer (see); LeRoy E atty (see); James E physician (see); Ethel K born July 15 1878.

COX LeRoy E. Atty at law. No 34 Main St 2nd floor. Res No 6 E Washington. Hope Lodge AF&AM. Born in Belle Plaine March 13 1873. Gertrude Bickford his wife born in Belle Plaine Mar 20 1874. Married June 1 1896.

COX Ralph. Farmer on farm W of stock yards. Born in Belle Plaine Oct 8 1868. Rose Kepner his wife born in Ill Oct 22 1870. Married Oct 8 1889.

CRAFT Thos B. Carp. No 12 N Fair. ME Ch. Born in Pa June 22 1850. Julia A Hanna his wife born in Ia Nov 19 1855. Married Jan 27 1875. Children: Mrs Jessie R Wilson born Nov 17 1875; Stephen A born Apr 12 1878 bridgeman C&NW Ry; Earl R born Dec 8 1886; Jason born Dec 3 1888; Hazel born Feb 18 1893.

CRAFT W W. Blacksmith shop No 13 N Beech St. Res No 26 N Oak. ME Ch. Born in Iowa County Feb 12 1859. Ida Trimble his wife was born in Iowa City May 26 1862. Married Dec 31 1881. Children: Chas S born Oct 4 1882; Pearl J born Dec 14 1885; Wilma I born Sept 20 1891; Herbert A born Mar 11 1889, died Sept 1889.

CRISWELL Martin. Farmer. No 18 N Cherry. Born in Scott Co Ia Mar 6 1851. Alice Forney his wife was born same county Aug 10 1855. Married Feb 28 1877. Children: Gertrude born Nov 23 1882.

CRONK John E. Moulder with Palmer Bros. Boards at No 11 E Sherman. Born at Centerville Ia May 4 1854. IOOF No 93 Oswego Oregon, In O of Foresters Portland Oregon.

CROWLEY D E. Roadmaster. No 8 5th Ave E NW cor N Maple. Cath Ch. Modern Woodmen. Born in Ireland Aug 16 1854. Nava McMahon his wife was born in Ireland Feb 24 1853. Cath Ch. Married July 27 1878. Children: Mary K born May 27 1879; Denis J born Apr 8 1882; Thomas D born Aug 18 1884; Nava born Aug 29 1885; Florence born Aug 11 1888; Earl born May 18 1890.

CUNNING Henry Upton. Con C&NW. No 21 S Beech. ORC, K of P. Born in Brooklyn Ia June 14 1866. Emma Starkwether his wife was born in Belle Plaine Mar 30 1868. Married Jan 25 1888. Children: Harold born Jan 3 1889.

CUNNING Irene. Seamstress. Resides with her brother at No 21 S Beech. Born in Brooklyn Ia Apr 15 1874.


Transcribed by Sally Goehring.
Copyright © 1999 by Sally Goehring.




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