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Posted Queries for April 1999

MOSSMAN, SERGEANT posted by Millie Alexander on Thursday, April 1, 1999

MOSSMAN and SERGEANT - looking for a Lee MOSSMAN who married Ella SERGEANT, they lived in Vinton, Benton County, Iowa probably early 1900's. The children were Mae, Minnie and Nellie-she also married a Harry MOSSMAN. Any information would be very helpful. Thank you.

ANDERSON, MCNITT, WOLFE posted by Angie Anderson on Saturday, April 3, 1999

I am seeking information on James ANDERSON. He was born March 1, 1844 (location unknown) and died Mar 16, 1904. He married Laura MCNITT, born July 5, 1853 (location unknown), died Jan 25 1889 in Benton County, IA, and is buried at the Big Grove Cemetery in Garrison, IA. They had a boy - Lester Elijah ANDERSON, born Sept 14, 1886 in Garrison, Benton County, IA who died Oct 11 1965 in Waterloo, Blackhawk County, IA. Lester married Myrtle Elizabeth WOLFE, born Apr 5, 1886 in Garrison, Benton County, IA and died Dec 22, 1957 in Minneapolis, MN.

CERNEY, CERNY posted by Annie in Minnesota on Saturday, April 3, 1999

Looking for descendants of any CERNY/CERNEYs in Benton County. Family tradition has it that a CERNY/CERNEY owned a tavern in Benton County and died young. Possibly in Belle Plaine. Researching CERNY/CERNEYs Bohemia>IA>MN>Canada.

COOMER, HOKE, JACOBS, LARUE, SHAFFER, SMITH, THOMPSON, VARNEY posted by Marcia Rottinghaus on Sunday, April 4, 1999

Larue Cemetery: Big Grove Township near Van Horne, Keystone, and Garrison, IA. These are the names in this cemetery: Aaron, John J., Asenath, Isaac, Hannah, Chambers C. LARUE. Stella VARNEY, Charles THOMPSON, Chancie E SHAFFER, Alice COOMER, Sarah HOKE, Naomi JACOBS, Annie SMITH, Infants of Wm & H.B. THOMPSON, there are four other stones I can not read. I do have a little more info on some of these people listed.

BENTON posted by Claudet Benton on Friday, April 9, 1999

I am interested in a historical sketch of how BENTON county came to be formed and why it is named BENTON.

CARLISLE posted by Oliver Schminke on Sunday, April 11, 1999

When was the CARLISLE grove school built and were there two schools. Also why was it named Carlysle rather than a Jacson Twp connection like the next one to the east. Jackson number 6

BENTON posted by Oliver Schminke on Sunday, April 11, 1999

When and where was the first stage coach stop in BENTON County and how far up the river did the boats go.

ASHTON, CERRING posted by Traci Spears on Sunday, April 11, 1999

Looking for decendants of Palmer ASHTON b: Abt. 1808 NY d: Aft. 1884 maybe IA. He married Charlott "Sally" ? b: Abt. 1812 NY. Left Mt. Morris, NY after 1860 and was found in 1870 US Census, IA, Benton County, Belle Plain living with the family of William CERRING. What relationship was there between ASHTON and CERRING?

ASHTON posted by Traci Spears on Sunday, April 11, 1999

In the 1870 Census, Taytor Twp, Benton Co., A. ASHTON age 35, with wife Mary, age 33. He was born in NY, she Ohio. A. ASHTON is a Preacher or Teacher. Who is this Ashton? Where is he from in NY? Is he related to Palmer ASHTON living in Belle Plain?

LINDSAY, SMITH posted by Paul Arthur Smith on Sunday, April 11, 1999

SMITH, Lindsay, was my paternal grandfather. Married to SMITH, Minnie Gertrude, my paternal. Two children, Merle (deceased in WWII) and Paul LINDSAY, my father. My father was reportedly born (and raised) in Dysart, Iowa, 1922. My father says the family originally came from KY. Thanks for any help you can give.

BROWN, GOOD, HENRY, IRELAND, LANDRESS, NORRIS, RICE, STOCKS posted by Steven R. Stocks on Tuesday, April 13, 1999


KNUTSON, OLSON posted by Karen Cini on Wednesday, April 14, 1999

KNUTSON,Knute(1846-1919) married to OLSON, Rachel (Reikjel)(1854-1933) in Norway, Iowa, 14 November, 1873, by H.E. Spurrier(Spoyer), a Justice of the Peace. I would like to know how I can obtain the marriage record and any information regarding Rachel or her parents. She was born in Movanger, Norway according to Widow's Pension Application.

ANDERSON, MCCORD posted by Craig H, Trout on Saturday, April 17, 1999

Searching for date of death, and hopefully, obituary for Hamilton ANDERSON, Sr. born Ireland c. 1780, m. Leah MCCORD 13 Oct 1811 in Shawangunk, Ulster, NY, to Whitely Twp, Greene County, PA, by 1817, believed to had died in/near Shellburg sometime after 1860.

ELSON, JOHNSON, WILLIAMS posted by Toni Reed on Monday, April 19, 1999

JOHNSON, ELSON, WILLIAMS Seeking information on the descendents of Thomas P. JOHNSON and Hannah (ELSON) Johnson. They were both born in Coshocton Co., Ohio. Married in 1842, moved to Iowa sometime after that. Where they lived in Benton Co. since. After Thomas P. died Hannah remarried Isaac Zane WILLIAMS. The 1860 census has the following children listed for Thomas P. and Hannah. John W.,Sarah C., Amanda, Archibald, Robison (Robert Elson), Nina and Thomas (Jr. or J.) . Any help would be appreciated. Will share info. Thank You,

HARDING posted by Anita on Monday, April 19, 1999


HARDING posted by Anita on Monday, April 19, 1999

Does anyone have the obituary for Wilber Judd HARDING, born January 4, 1868, or at least a death date for him? He was an important man who lived in Keystone, IA for many years, as editor and publisher of the Keystone Bulletin "since 1912", and was on County Board of Education for 12 years, and wrote "The Hardings" (1907) and "The Hardings in America" (1925). I would greatly appreciate your help.

GILE posted by John Gile on Wednesday, April 21, 1999

GILE- Taylor twp. Benton Co. 1870-1890 I have Charity GILE there in 1860 I am trying to find Spencert Albert GILE, b. April 21 1871, reportedly in Grinnell, who is possibly her grandson. No birth record at Grinnell and no GILE family there at that time I am looking for census evidence OF GILE families between 1871 and 1893 to identify his parents. Charity's husband, John GILE, probably died there between 1855 and 1860 - looking for his grave.

HOPKINS, ONAN posted by Kelly Atwood on Friday, April 23, 1999

HOPKINS: I am searching for birth information and parents/siblings for John Westley HOPKINS "of Benton Co., IA. He was born about 1860. He married Laura ONAN abt 1885. They were in Shelby Co., IA in 1910.

HARRISON posted by Glen W. Pardun on Sunday, April 25, 1999

I am seeking information on decendants of John B. & Lucinda HARRISON or any information or connections to this family. John B. HARRISON, b. 1832, Iowa. d. 1915, buried in the Cox Cemetery, Benton Co. IA. His other siblings were: James, b.1828; Charlott, b. 1831; John W., b.1832; Sarah, b.1833; Harvey, b. 1834; Emmy, b.1838; Mary, b. 1846. Anyone knowing of this family and/or having family connections, please contact me at my e-mail address. Thankyou. Glen W. Pardun, Homosassa, FL

MATTER, MAUK posted by K Mauk Reid on Monday, April 26, 1999

Looking for information on Samuel Thomas MAUK b. 2 March 1872, father: George A. MAUK, Mother: Susannah MATTER MAUK.

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