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Posted Queries for January 1999

ALLEN, BAKER, BKAER, BOSWORTH, BURNETT, HENKLE, PHELPS, WOODS posted by Gayle Woods Gardner on Saturday, January 2, 1999

WOODS, BURNETT, BAKER, McCORKLE, BOSWORTH, ALLEN, HENKLE. PHELPS Wish to exchange information concerning John C. WOODS (1844-1914) and his wives Magnolia BKAER and Jane LaVere BURNETT. The family came from Jackson Co IA to Benton Co IA after the Civil War and many remained in the area living at Vinton, Shellsburg, Palo and Clemence.

BRUEMMER posted by Barb Flannery on Thursday, January 7, 1999

BRUEMMER, Charles(aka:John Jochim,Johann); looking for any info on my ggf, fromGermany>Wisc> IA. Mid to late 1870's in Benton Co, farming. Married in Plymouth Co 1884 to Minnie Busse, who lived in Benton Co.

BUSSE posted by Barb Flannery on Thursday, January 7, 1999

BUSSE, John; moved to Benton Co app. 1872 with wife Christina (Dressen). Occ: farming. Daughter Minnie, my ggm was 8 y/o. Looking for anything on John and wife, other children, originally from Germany; Minnie born in Moline, Il.

MOORE posted by Fred J. Moore on Friday, January 8, 1999

I'm searching for info. on Alfred MOORE who apparently lived in Benton Co. during the 1840's. Alfred was my great great grandfather. I have traced his son (my great granddad DOB 1842) Simon MOORE to Monterey, CA. Simon's death cetificate states that he was born in Cedar Rapids which is Linn Co., not Benton Co. Unfortunately, the info. on the death certificate may or may not be correct. I have no info. on Alfred's wife or their other children. Does anyone have any info. on my ancestors?

TRIPP posted by Pat Weber on Saturday, January 9, 1999

John M TRIPP born abt 1843 NY son of Benjamin TRIPP and Jemima ?? married Louisa Kelly in Kendall Co IL in 1865 and went to Benton Co IA. Lived in Mt Auburn area. Would like to hear from anyone connected to this line. Need to know Benjamin and Jemimas parents names. John and Louisa TRIPP had son Fred born abt 1880 and Robert born abt 1881.

AVERY, COLLINS, FRAZEE, LUPTON posted by Pat Weber on Saturday, January 9, 1999

Frank M. AVERY born abt 1876 Benton Co IA, son of William and Sarah Tripp AVERY. They lived on section 25 Mt Auburn IA. Frank married Mrs Anna Ralston Crow, widow of Braxton Crow, in 1907. Would like to get in touch with anyone who knows of this family. Frank had a sister Elma who lived with the LUPTON family, and a brother Allison who married a Nellie??, a brother Melville who married Jennie COLLINS, and a brother Roy who married Lillie FRAZEE. No other information on Elma.

AVERY, TRIPP posted by Pat Weber on Saturday, January 9, 1999

Thomas TRIPP and Abigail both buried in Mt Auburn Cemetery. Would like information on how they connect to Benjamin TRIPP and the William AVERY family of that area.

CROW, VORHEES posted by Pat Weber on Saturday, January 9, 1999

Alexander CROW born abt 1826 VA married Margaret VORHEES, daughter of Joseph and Jane Covert VORHEES in IN. They went to Benton Co IA . Alexander had a brother William CROW who married Margaret's sister Lydia and they were also in Benton Co. Children of Alexander and Marg. were William Sidney, Joseph, Laura Izabella, Mary Jane, Andrew, Edward and Braxton. Would like to get in touch with anyone connected to these names.

COOK, TROUTMAN posted by Richard Blue on Sunday, January 10, 1999

COOK, TROUTMAN. The 1856 IA Census shows, in LeRoy Twp. (now Eldorado), Benton Co. the following joint household: Peter Troutman 58 PA, Sarah Troutman 50, Daniel Troutman 18, John H. Troutman 16, Sarah Troutman 11, Dennis Cook 26 PA, Elizabeth Cook 23, Catherine Cook 5, Calvin Cook 3, James M. Cook 2. Peter Troutman immigrated within the year from Somerset Co., PA. His wife, Sarah, b. OH is recent marriage, she being mother of only Sarah by previous marriage. Who is Dennis Cook and what is his connection?

BLUE, DURR, WALLIS posted by Richard Blue on Sunday, January 10, 1999

BLUE, DURR, WALLIS. Frank BLUE of Van Horne, Benton Co. 1861-1919 left widow Kate BLUE and stepdaughters: Mrs. Leo DURR of Williamsburg, IA and Mrs. Ray WALLIS of Fargo, ND according to obit. Would like info on Kate and her daughters. Will exchange Blue information.

SPRACKLIN posted by Judy Wallis White on Sunday, January 10, 1999

SPRACKLIN, Soloman G. born Knox County, Ohio 1828. Came to Tama County, remained a short time and went to Benton county. He purchased a part of the land which the town of Belle Plaine now stands. He lived in that section unitl 1857, except one year that he spent in Ohio. He next moved to Johnson county, Iowa. He moved to Harrison county, Iowa in 1866. This information was taken from the Harrison County History Book.

PUTMAN posted by David L. Putman on Monday, January 11, 1999


BOWEN posted by A Morris on Tuesday, January 12, 1999

BOWEN Patrick and Catherine. I am looking for information on the BOWEN family. They had a family of 10 children. Some of their children were; Margaret BOWEN McGuire-born August 8, 1866 in Benton County, Iowa. She also had a sister Agnes who married a Murphy. Frank BOWEN was also the son of Patrick and Catherine BOWEN. He was born in Benton County February 7,1865. He married Kate E. Smith of Benton County on December 23, 1889

BRINTON, FUNK, SCHROEDER, SHRADER, TALLON posted by LaVonne R. Hanlon on Tuesday, January 12, 1999

Looking for FUNK in Benton Co. Saw William and Joseph owned land in Blairstown in 1878. Hoping they are the sons of Susanna SHRADER/SCHROEDER & Henry FUNK who came from Westmoreland Co. PA. Had children: Abraham, William, Joseph, Mary, Sarah, Henry, Susanna, Elisha & Hanna. Sarah m. Michael TALLON and Susanna m. George BRINTON. Would like info on their descendants. Thank you!

HAAS, HAASE posted by M.Feeney on Wednesday, January 13, 1999

HAASE, HAAS: Would appreciate any info about Ms. HAASE/HAAS who was living in Belle Plain, Iowa, in 1892. She may have been the daughter of Frederick/Fritz HAASE/HAAS, a pianist and music teacher in Davenport, Iowa. Thank you in advance.

WYANT posted by Susan Wyant on Thursday, January 14, 1999

WYANT-- I am looking for info on Mary Frances WYANT, her father John Emery WYANT, and her mother Mary Barbara Crawford. John and Mary were married in Beaver, PA.

KAUKE, KOUKA posted by John Kouka on Friday, January 15, 1999

Am looking for any entry for the last names of KOUKA or KAUKE during 1860's- 1890's. Most likely lived near Vinton. John Kouka

EPHY, JAMES, JENKINS posted by Karen Wiest on Tuesday, January 19, 1999

JENKINS-- I am searching for a census record for JAMES & EPHY JENKINS. I know that their first child, Georgia Alice, was born on April 1. 1875 in Vinton, Benton County, Iowa,and their second child, Edith Bell was born on Sept. 25, 1876, also in Vinton, Benton County, Iowa. By 1878, the Jenkins had moved to Ill. Thanks!

ECCLES, ECKLES, MCCOY posted by Robert E. McCoy on Friday, January 22, 1999

My grandfather, Fred L. MCCOY, was born in Vinton, IA on 12/6/1856. His father, Thomas Franklin , migrated there from Mansfield, OH and shortly thereafter moved on to Algona, IA. T.F. was a doctor. It is possible that this family was associated in some way with James ECCLES/ECKLES. Dr. McCoy may also have owned a land grant in Keokuk Co IA.

JORDAN, QUACKENBUSH posted by Donn Quackenbush on Sunday, January 24, 1999

Looking for information on Sarah JORDAN QUACKENBUSH, died in Vinton in 1897, and her son Amos QUACKENBUSH, who died in Vinton in 1915. Any help would be much appreciated.

BOGLE, DUFRESNE, MOREHEAD, TREGO posted by Roger Green on Monday, January 25, 1999

Searching for and I have information on DUFRESNE, TREGO, and MOREHEAD families that resided in Benton C0 IA in early part of this century. Olive Marie BOGLE married Arthur Dufresne. Olives father was Orsin BOGLE born 1861 at Eden, Benton CO IA and died ca 1912 in Benton Co, IA.

BJORSEN, PETERSEN, PETERSON posted by Kelly Sharp on Wednesday, January 27, 1999

Seeking information about Carl L.PETERSON/PETERSEN, born 1911 in Vinton,IA. Father's name was Ferdinand and mother's name was Anna BJORSEN. They came from Germany in 1878. Thanks in advance.

EMEL, EVANS, MANES, NELSON, ROFF posted by Tresa Evans on Wednesday, January 27, 1999

I am searching for information about Floyd NELSON, b. 15 May 1904, Blairstown, Benton Co., Iowa. His parents were Ferdinand and Mary NELSON. He married Vivian Irene Marie ROFF, b. 21 Mar 1909, Moweaqua, Christian Co., Illinois. Her parents were: Charles W. and Edna Pearl (MANES) ROFF. They had the following children: Floyd Charles (who married Stella Miller); Joan Pearl (who married Gareth EMEL); Robert; Norma Jean (who married David Theodore EVANS); and Mary Lou. If anyone knows anything of Floyd and Vivian and their families, please contact me for my mother-in-law.

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