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SELLERS posted by Geary Grange on Sunday, July 4, 1999

SELLERS, George and Lucy, From England to Benton Co. Iowa in 1892. Lived in Monroe and Homer Township. Any information on The SELLERS family or their eight Children would be of interest.

BUCK, HELDENBRAND posted by Denise Pera on Thursday, July 8, 1999

HELP!!! I am looking for information on my Great, Great, Great Grandparents who where born in Belle Plain, Benton, IA. My Grandfather John HELDENBRAND was born in 1836, and my Grandmother Rachael Ellen BUCK was born in Belle Plain, Benton, IA in 1840. They lived there for a while and their daughter Catherine Helen HELDENBRAND was born in Belle Plain in 1862. Thank You

BURKHARDT, RICHARD posted by Pam Burkhardt on Friday, July 16, 1999

BURKHARDT, Jacob F was b. Baden, Germany, April 16, 1852, d. Mar. 22, 1905 in Clinton, Iowa m. Sara Ann RICHARD on Aug. 6, 1873. Sara b. Nov. 26, 1945 in Schuylkill Co. PA, d. Dec. 30, 1926 in Belle Plaine. When did Jacob F Burkhardt come to the US? Did he live in any other state for a time? When did he arrive in Iowa? Earliest record I have is Iowa Twp, Benton Co. for 1878.



BACH, HARDEN posted by Michael Harden on Monday, July 26, 1999

I am looking for the marriage of my Grandfather Raymond Clifford HARDEN. He married Helen BACH some where between 1916-1918 in Belle Plaine Iowa. He was born 1892 in Clinton Iowa. And he was a traveling salesman for Pittsburg Paint and Glass and the time of marriage I believe. Thank-you for your help Michael Harden

MYERS, SLATTERY posted by Frank D. Myers on Tuesday, July 27, 1999

MYERS,SLATTERY Looking for some trace of Fremont W. Slattery, son of Joseph L. and Adalaide (Myers) Slattery, born 22 February 1891 at Lead, S.D. Joseph L. Slattery, son of John and Elmira Slattery of Vinton, Benton County, Iowa, died 15 June 1894 at Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa, where he is buried. Adalaide married (2nd) Harry T. Scovel. Freemont's last know address (1949) was Lakewood, Colo.

ALVERSON posted by Fran Warren on Wednesday, July 28, 1999

Trying to locate Wendy ALVERSON to respond to her query. The E- mail address is no longer valid. If anyone can get a recent e-mail address for Wendy ALVERSON, please contact me

BUTZLOFF, HALLSTEAD posted by Michael Ewing on Friday, July 30, 1999

I am seeking information on the William BUTZLOFF family that resided in Belle Plain, IA during the early 1900s. Mr. BUTZLOFF was a hardware merchant in Belle Plain and was married to Belle HALLSTEAD. He died 21 March 1946. Any information about this family would be greatly appreciated. Regards, Michael Ewing

ANTRIM, ASHBY, ROSEBRUGH, VANDIKE posted by Sharon Dorland on Saturday, July 31, 1999

I am seeking information on the ASHBY family and descendants who lived in and around Benton Co., from mid 1850s. The children of Hankerson ASHBY, who d. 1868 and probably buried at Redman Cemetery, are: Martha, Sarah, Scyntha, Lettice, William, John W., Joseph, Priscilla, Alexander, Margaret, Susan, James H., and Mary Ellen. I need to learn the spouses of Martha, Scyntha, Priscilla, and Mary Ellen. I do know Sarah married Henry W. VAN DIKE in Benton Co., in 1858; Lettice m. William ROSEBRUGH; and William's son, Calvin C. ASHBY, married the daughter of Clarence E. ANTRIM and was living in Belle Plaine in 1920. I would appreciate any help or clue anyone can provide. Thanks!

LIKENS, LUX posted by Kristen Benakis on Sunday, August 1, 1999

I'm looking for information on the LIKENS family. I have an extensive list of historical birth/death/marriage/baptism dates that have led me to discover much about my family. My great-grandmother is Winnefred Belle LIKENS (born 18 Nov 1884). She was the daughter of Byron and Florence LIKENS, and had 2 sisters, Mabel and Geneva. Her father and his 2 brothers (Darwin and Ira) were baptized in Polk Township (Benton County) in the 1860/70's. Other sketchy details place the family in the Vinton area. However, references to the family in more recent letters and papers suggest that her family name was LUX. I am wondering why/when this name change occurred.

RICHARDS, SHARP, SHARPE posted by Bill Hull on Wednesday, August 4, 1999

Martin SHARP and Louisa RICHARDS were married at Massena, St. Lawrence County, New York. They had five known children: Lemuel Walter SHARPE (1848-) who married and lived in Arkansas; Sarah L. (born c1851 in Ohio); Alvira L. (born c1854 in Wisconsin); Ida Clarra (1857-1859); and a son, R. U. SHARP (born c1864, St. Lawrence County, New York). Louisa reportedly lived in Vinton, Benton County, Iowa, at time of her death, leaving four children. Seek any info on this family - have a lot on their ancestry to share.

GEORGE posted by Tom George on Monday, August 9, 1999

Looking for information on Isaac Oswin GEORGE, b. 06 Jul 1815 in Jay, NY d. ? and his wife Harriet Storrs GEORGE, b. 31 Oct 1818 in VT d. 12 Jul 1893 in Vinton, IA They moved to Benton County after the Civil War approximately 1870.

MILES, PICKRELL, SHIVELY, WHITE posted by Sharon Pickrell on Tuesday, August 10, 1999

PICKRELL, MILES, WHITE, SHIVELY Looking for anything on the above familes. They lived in Benton Co, Iowa from the middle to late 1870's to about 1926. Samuel S. Pickrell, b. July 6, 1848 in Elkhart Co, Indiana. Elizabeth S. Miles (Lizzie) b. Nov 3, 1855 in Plymouth Co, Indiana. They were married June 11, 1871 in Elkhart Co., IN. Had 4 sons of whom 3 lived: John Franklin (Jack), b. July 1, 1870 in Elkhart., Will (Bill), Nelson, died as an infant. Supposedly buried in Benton Co., IA. and Charles Seth, b. 1878 in Cedar Rapids, IA. "Jack" married Hester Jane White on Nov 22, 1899 in Belle Plaine. They had 2 known sons: Wilbur Jr., b. June 4, 190s in Belle Plaine. He married Edith ??? and Ralph Pickrell,b Jan 11, 1916 in Amber, OK. "Bill" never married. Charles Seth Pickell married Nellie Mae Shively on Dec 9, 1905. Their marriage information was in the Belle Plaine newspaper. Have very little on Nellie, she was born in Evans, Iowa and was living with her sister in Belle Plaine when she got married. Would appreciate anything on these families. Willing to share. Sharon

LOCKRIDGE posted by JoAnn on Monday, August 16, 1999

LOCKRIDGE- I found Lillie LOCKRIDGE on 1870 census with her family in Vinton, Benton Co., Iowa. Father's name Samuel. Lillie married Henry Keller in 1885. On 1900 census they were in Polk Co., Iowa. I am trying to find Lillie's death date. I have not been able to find cemetery listing in Polk Co. and am hoping someone else may be working on LOCKRIDGE family.

BALL, FORMAN, FREDERICK, KELLER, PEYTON, ROBBENNOLT posted by JoAnn on Tuesday, August 17, 1999

Hi Researchers, I'm looking for KELLER children on 1880 census. They could be living with/working for someone in Buchanan, Linn, Cedar, Benton Counties or anywhere in Iowa. Their mother Hannah PEYTON was buried at Spring Grove, Troy Mills, Linn Co., in 1879. The father William KELLER was living alone as widower on 1880 census in Troy Mills. Henry Keller age 15 was living with John W. FORMAN in Newton Twp., Buchanan. Myrtle was living with her aunt and uncle Mary KELLER and Lysander BALL in Newton Twp. I am still looking for: Earnest Macajah "Ed" Keller abt 15 later married Jennie Phillips Elizabeth Keller abt 12 later married William ROBBENNOLT Grace Keller abt 8 later married William FREDERICK Daisy? other? I have looked with relatives (having children under 10) and searched numerous townships. If possibly there is a KELLER child living with one of your ancestors, please let me know. JoAnn

POWELL, SMITH posted by Rob Cantrell on Thursday, August 19, 1999

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.

TITUS posted by Bill Arthurs on Friday, August 20, 1999

Can anyone tell me who the parents were of Calvin Pearl TITUS? He was born in Benton Co. , IA ca. 1879, a Lieut. Col in the US Army and was awarded the Medal of Honor during the Boxer Rebellion in China, when, as a young bugler, he led his regiment over the wall of the Forbidden City of Peking. I am trying to tie him into one of the main TITUS lines. He is mentioned in The History of Benton Co. (Luther B. Hill, editor. 1910), but I am unable to get a copy.

CONNERLEY, HINKLE, OHRT posted by Sharon Ohrt on Monday, August 23, 1999

Looking for information on Faye CONNERLEY married to Rosella HINKLE. Their daughter Rachel dob. 22SEP1912 in my husband's mother. Rachel married Rohland OHRT dob. 10MAR1907. They married in 1932. Rachel lived for some time in Benton county and had relatives there while my husband was growing up. He believes she lived in Garrison for a while. Any help you can give me would be appreciated.

EALY, GREENLEE posted by jean smith on Tuesday, August 24, 1999

I am lookin for some infromation on Wilson Henry GREENLEE,he married Emma Stella EALY , they had 8 children . I know he had at least one brother name Mark. wilson was born in tn. but they lived for a time around Deep River

MILLER, PERRY posted by Will Perry on Wednesday, August 25, 1999

I am looking for information on my grandfather, Will Harrison (possibly Henry) PERRY and his family. He was born on August 3, 1882 in Shellsberg, Benton County, Iowa. His father was Nicholas Ernest PERRY, II (b. Sept 27, 1849, Cherning, McHenery County, Illinois). His mother was Emma Marie MILLER (b. July 24, 1857, Shellsberg, Benton County, Iowa; d. October 29, 1941). Nicholas and Emma were married Dec 25, 1877 in Shellsberg. They had 9 children: Myrtle Irene Perry b. Nov. 10, 1878 Sioux County, IA d. May 9, 1961 Paul Clifford Perry b. Aug. 9, 1880 Sioux County, IA d. Feb. 18, 1926 William Harrison Perry -- see above James Miller Perry b. Apr. 25, 1884 Sioux County, IA Mable Barbara Perry b. March 24, 1886 Sioux County, IA Nicholas Ernest Perry, III b. July 23, 1888 Sioux County, IA Joseph Raymond Perry b. Feb 6, 1891 Sioux County, IA d. July 7, 1942 Lillian Emma Perry b. July 11, 1893 Sioux County, IA Mildred Evangeline Perry b. March 20, 1898 I have some more limited information on Nicholas's and Emma's forefathers. I would appreciate any information about any of the above as we have lost touch with the other branches of the Perry family. Regards, Will Perry Phone: (615) 872-1877 Fax: (615) 882-1877 E-mail:

DETHLEFSEN, HANSEN, KOCH, PETERMANN posted by Colleen Deveraux on Tuesday, August 31, 1999

HANSEN, PETERMANN, DETHLEFSEN, KOCH;Gerhardt Johann Heinrich Petermann married Louisa Henriette Charlotte Koch 16 Jan 1868 Luzerne, Benton County. Louisa died 25 Jul 1885 Belle Plaine or Luzerne. Gerhardt died 11 Jun 1907, Luzerne. Looking for parents or other info on Gerhardt and Louisa.Their son John N Hansen married Wilhelmina Petermann who was born 1 Apr 1872 in Belle Plaine. They were married 19 Feb 1892, Belle Plaine. They had 2 sons born in Belle Plaine, Gerhard Louis Peter Hansen b 5 Apr 1893, and Heinrich b 24 Jun 1895.

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