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Posted Queries for July 1998

POWELL, SMITH posted by Robert Cantrell on Thursday, July 2, 1998

Seeking descendants of Robert F. SMITH and Alice (POWELL) SMITH, both of Belle Plaine, IA. Married November 01, 1876 in Tama City, IA by Rev. Holmes. Possible fathers of bride and groom: Charles POWELL and Andrew L. SMITH. Have info to share.

HALSTEAD, HERTZ, LLOYD, STEFFY posted by John Penman on Thursday, July 2, 1998

HERTZ, John Ephraim born about 1800 in Berks Co., PA. I need birth dates of John and/or his children to verify family. I quote an 1918 article. "Israel of Blairstown, Iowa. Mathias died May 1917 buried Yale, Iowa; George and Solomon deceased both buried at Blairstown, Iowa. Susan married to a HALSTEAD died Feb. 1917 buried at Blairstown, Iowa. Elizabeth married to a STEFFY of Belle Plaine, Iowa Kinda married to a LLOYD of Guthrie, Oklahoma; Hiram and Augustus both of Marengo, Iowa." Any help would be appreciated.

GULICK posted by Matt Gulick on Wednesday, July 8, 1998

Gulick; Benton Co., Iowa, USA; 1840-1930. I'm looking for information about my greatgrandfather. His family came from Ill. about 1840-80. My grandfather, Lloyd Russell GULICK was born in Benton in 1911. The family later moved to Chas. City in Floyd Co. I'm interested in finding Lloyd Russell GULICK's parents and grandparents.

DOBBS, JACKSON, SHARP posted by Rhonda Lawrence on Wednesday, July 8, 1998

Looking for J.W. DOBBS and Judy SHARP DOBBS. If they are on an 1870 census in Iowa, with a 2 year old and an infant, there could be a connection. Possibly they are the parents of my great-grandfather, Frank JACKSON, who changed his name and moved to Texas.

MCBROOM posted by Don Beethe on Thursday, July 9, 1998

MCBROOM, Thomas We're looking for any and all ties to the family name MCBROOM. There is a listing in the McBroom Cemetery for a Thomas that we would be most interested in learning more about. He might be our gggrandfather. If you have any info you'd be willing to share,contact Don at Thanks, Bones

BOGLE, BRANT, FOOTE, WEBB posted by Roger Green on Thursday, July 9, 1998

I am searching for information on Elizabeth BRANT who married Orson BOGLE on Nov. 28, 1847 in Cedar County, Ia. She and her husband are listed in the 1850 Benton Co, IA census and remained in Benton County until presumbably the 1860's when she had to sell her land. Orson BOGLE died 1857. He and Elizabeth had several children. It is believed that Elizabeth after the death of her husband married a Mr. FOOTE. It is also possible that a daughter moved to New York and married a Mr. WEBB. Thank you for any assitance, Roger Green.

BOGLE, SHAWYER, SHAWYERS posted by Roger Green on Thursday, July 9, 1998

I am seeking information on John SHAWYER and his wife Elizabeth BOGLE who were married in Cedar Co, IA 24 May, 1846. John and Elizabeth had a son who presumably moved to Benton Co, IA to work as a farmhand for his uncle, Valentine BOGLE, in Eden Township. Elizabeth's parents Andrew and Catherine BOGLE are buried in the Eden Cemetery and there may be SHAWYERS IN the Eden Cemetery. Thank you for your assitance, Roger Green.

JOHNSON, PETERSON, RIDLE, SEP posted by Jay Wade on Monday, July 13, 1998

Seeking information on descendants of Sarah (PETERSON) JOHNSON b- 17 SEP 1838 Crawford Co, PA a daughter of Amos & Sarah "Lydia" (RIDLE) PETERSON. Sarah married George JOHNSON and had children: Clinton, Olive, Ross, Blanche, Mary, & Grace. Sarah lived in Vinton, Benton County, Iowa in 1902. Any help appreciated. Will share info on PETERSON line. Thank You, Jay Wade e-mail

CLEWITT, HECK, LOCKIE, RUPERT posted by Kenneth R. Heck on Tuesday, July 14, 1998

Anything on Ruben HECK, wife, Samantha Ann (RUPERT) HECK, both born Columbiana, Ohio Arrived Blairstown 1862-1864. Sons of Rupert were Issac Emerson, Ruben, Benjamin, Milo; daughter, Viola Belle. Issac married Margaret Ann (CLEWITT) LOCKIE. Issac and Margaret HECK children, all born Blairstown, Ralph, Charles, Earl, Raymond, Ruth, John, Mary, Fannie, Russell. Issac and Margaret HECK family left Blairstown sometime after 1905.

BLAIR, BRAMHALL, HUNT, WETHERAL, WILSON posted by Joy M. Gullic on Thursday, July 16, 1998

HUNT looking for information about my grandmother Josephine WILSON born 1858 to James WILSON and Anna WETHERAL. died in Des Moines in 1924. She was married to Charles BRAMHALL their son William Henry BRAMHALL, my father was born Feb. 17, 1882 in Benton County. Later she married a man named HUNT had one daughter Ruth HUNT who married Lee BLAIR. They lived in Ames in the early 1900.

GRIFFIN posted by Anna LeBlanc on Thursday, July 16, 1998

GRIFFIN, Bryant Vinton, Benton County IA 1865 - 1901 b. July 22, 1847, family returned to Ontario about 1852. He went to Iowa from Ontario about 1865; may have farmed, as he wrote his brother about opportunity with fertile soil, etc. (His brother, Zebina F. Griffin, my GGrandfather, took advice and went to Vinton area 1866 for a couple of years. He sold wood to school for the blind.) In 1901 obituary for his father, Jacob Griffin, Wisconsin, Bryant Griffin had died “in active manhood” and had been a lawyer in Vinton IA. One uncorroborated source says he died 1/1876. Seeking any information regarding marriages, children, work, death. Thanks

FISH, HARGER posted by on Saturday, July 18, 1998

Looking for info: Ralph Alan HARGER ; married Norma (FISH) HARGER . Both from Benton co. Two sisters Florence & Edith. Had a 1/2 brother Carl Harger

LOCKE, WALLEY posted by Jerry Harrison on Sunday, July 26, 1998

Hi, I am trying to find vital dates for the James B. LOCKE family of Vinton, Iowa, and Big Grove and Taylor Townships, Benton County, Iowa. He was b. 1/31/1828 (I have his ancestry) in PA, lived in NY, m. Elsie WALLEY in NY, moved to Benton County in abt 1854. They had Mattie (I have some of her descendants), Katie, Sadie and Frank. He was in the Co. I, 24th Iowa Infantry in the Civil War. I am looking for other vital dates and whether the other children married and had descendants. Thanks in advance for any help.

CANNON, ROSE posted by Linda Dengler on Thursday, July 30, 1998

Seeking information on Esther Ann CANNON, born in Vinton, Iowa on December 29, 1866. She moved to Janesville, WI and married William Henry ROSE there. She then moved to Rockford, IL. Seeking her ancestors.Thanks.

BRIEN, PAULSEN, SELKEM posted by Carolyn Peterson on Thursday, July 30, 1998

Looking for information on the following names. PAULSEN, Peter Nichlos; PAULSEN, Hans; SELKEM, Clara; PAULSEN O'BRIEN, Mary Elizabeth; O'BRIEN, Jason Daniel.

BEDNAR, HORAK, KOUTNY, ROMPOT posted by Kenneth W. Bednar on Friday, July 31, 1998

BEDNAR, HORAK, KOUTNY, ROMPOT. I have trees for these from Benton and Linn counties. Looking to find more. BEDNAR origins Velka Shanta Bohemia, Koutny origins Dasice, Pardubice, Moravia, Rompot origins Martinice Kraj Chrudim Bohemia. I was born and raised in Vinton and now live near St Louis, MO

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