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FELLOWS posted by Kathy Fellows on Saturday, January 1, 2000

FELLOWS, Adelbert M.D. b. 10 April 1849 MeHenry, IL died in Vinton, Benton, IA. I don't know the date of death. I'm trying to find an obituary for him. Anyone with information on him or his father, Jesse, or children Ralph W. Fellows or George Warren Fellows please contact me.

HALSTAD, HOWARD, MILLER, MUELLER, PARKER, PRIMROSE, ROGERS, SCOFIELD posted by Ernie Rimrodt on Wednesday, January 5, 2000

PRIMROSE Family Tree includes the following names by marriage: MILLER,Dora dau of Norman,son of Moses,son of Jacob Frederick MUELLER of Wittenburg, Germany SCOFIELD, Cynthia m.Moses She is the dau of Sylvenous b. in France PARKER, Harrietta Amelia "Hattie" m.Norman She is the dau of George J. of New York HOWARD,Martha m. George J. 1826 in Kane Co. Ill HALSTAD,Sarah m.Jacob Frederick She is from England ROGERS,Ursala or Usley m. Sylvenous She is from England

HANOVER, MATHER, SIRES, WEATHERWAX posted by Robert Barker on Friday, January 7, 2000

WEATHERWAX - Benton County (1870-1964. Looking for information on my great-grandparents, Hendricks Aker & Evelyn M. (HANOVER) Weatherwax. They lived in the Oak Grove church area (Benton Township). Evelyn may have been a teacher at Upper Stone School. I am told that the 10 room house that Hendrick's build burned down in a fire several years ago. Any information on that? They had 3 children: Asa Roy & Archie Ray (twins, born 23 Sept. 1888) and a daughter Ruth (Born? Died?). Ruth married Roy SIRES (daughter, Ethel), and Wilbur MATHER (son, Samuel Roy; daughter, Eula). Ruth may be buried in Urbana/Benton County.

YANDA posted by Florence Crane on Saturday, January 8, 2000

YANDA: Looking for descendants of James Yanda, b 1887-d 1978; or a James Yanda, b 1876 - d 1967. Residences reported as Atkins, IA. I am hoping to discover a sibling of my gr grandfather, Vencil Yonda (Yande)(Janda). My ancestors originated from the Tabor district in Bohemia. Any information will be very much appreciated.

BREVICK, HEGLAND, JARED, SIGMOND, SIGMUNDSTAD, TUTTLE posted by Bjarne Jormeland, Tananger, Norway on Wednesday, January 12, 2000

TUTTLE/JARED/BREVICK/SIGMUNDSTAD/SIGMOND Osmund Tuttle arrived in Florence twp., Benton Co. in 1854 - from Mission Twp.,LaSalle Co. Illinois - and bought land in section 17. Perhaps this land owned by same family up to 1977? Osmund (Osmund Endreson Totland, b. January 1798 at Totland farm, Hjelmeland, Rogaland, Norway) and wife Malena and one child arrived in New York in 1836 with sailship "Norden". They had 9 children, only Bergit (Betsey), b. 1837, Osmund jr. b. 1840 and Anna, b. 1842 - grown up. Malene died in 1851 or1852 and Osmund went to Norway and in oct. 1855 m. Helene Sofie Larsdtr. Eike (In US perhaps use name Egge?). Osmund died 1879 and probably burried in a lutheran Cem. near his home? Helene died in 1911 (Where living then?, where burried?) Bergit first married Daniel Larson Tysvaer, from Tysvaer, Rogaland, Norway. Second m. Oscar BREVICK, b. ca, 1842 in Norway. Their children:Daniel, b. 1867, Elisabeth, b. 1869, Obed, b. 1871 and gerhard, b. 1875 (ca. dates) In 1880 this family lived in Sheridan twp., LaSalle County, Illinois. Oscar was running a restaurant. Osmund Tuttle jr. m. Magdalina, b. in Pennsylvenia ? They probably lived in Benton Co.? Anna Tuttle m.1: Jonas Rasmusson SIGMUNDSTAD (SIGMOND), b. May 6. 1820 in Fister, Rogaland, Norway. Their children was: Anna Christina, Melina Elisabeth and Roseana. Anna m. 2: Jakob JARED (Jakob Jakobson Gjerde) b. 1833 at the Einervoll farm, Hjelmeland - no children. Jakobs children in his 1. marriage: Mary, b. 1860, Carie, b. 1862, Henry, b. 1864, Elsie, b. 1866 (all b. in Illinois, probably LaSalle) and Secilia, b. 1868, Anna, b. 1870, Martin, b. 1873 and Noah, b. 1877 (all b. in Iowa, probably in Benton Co) Anna and Jacob Jared lived in Benton Co. Anna Tuttle m. 3: John HEGLAND, lived in Kendall Co. Illinois ? Osmund Tuttle sr. had Lewis Edward b. 1856 and Henry Tuttle, b. 1858 - with second wife. Henry m. Martha B. Thompson. They lived in Benton County. Their farm in Florence sold in 1977? Henrys children: Clara (m. Tow), Otis, Royal, Ruby, Howard and Chester Tuttle. I,m register emigrants from Hjelmeland, Rogaland, Norway - and would like any information about this family (ies) - and is too of course interested to hear from descendants.

BACH, VOSS posted by Michael Harden on Friday, January 14, 2000

BACH, Charles Frederick b. 1861. I am searching for information on my Great-Grandfather Charles Frederick BACH who probably arrived with his family to Belle Plaine in about 1892-1893. He was incharge of the Round House in Belle Plaine as far as I know. His Wife name was Elizabeth VOSS b. 1869 in Clinton Iowa. There children were Anna, Doretta, Helen, (My Grandmother) Florence, Fred, John, Betty and Charles. Both died (Charles and Elizabeth BACH) in Belle Plaine but I do not know what years. Thank-you for any help on the family. Michael

KINSER, TODD posted by Sandra Shea on Friday, January 21, 2000

TODD - KINSER Family: I am looking for the family of my great grandmother Emmaline TODD who was born in Vinton on Nov. 26, 1857. Emma was the daughter of R.Marshall TODD and Wife Mary KINSER TODD. Other children were John, Palmer, Addie, and Eva Todd. Emma married George Thomas Parkhouse Oct. 20, 1880 in Chicago, had three children (Maggie, Mable and George Marshall) and died in Dallas, Texas 1936. Can anyone help me?

ANDERSON, DOWDEN, VOSBERG posted by Betty Daley on Monday, January 24, 2000

ANDERSON DOWDEN VOSBERG Want to exchange info on Mrs Anna Dowden Vosberg she was born in OH. 1847. Was her first husb. Dowden? Is there a town of Lincoln in Benton co.?

JACOBS posted by Patricia Agler on Tuesday, January 25, 2000

I am looking for information on Dana JACOBS,born abt 1854 in NY, his wife Susan and daughter Fanny. I am most interested to know his mother.

SMITH posted by Rob Cantrell on Thursday, January 27, 2000

Seeking others searching this family of Benton Co., IA. Lived in Belle Plaine from 1876 to atleast 1920. Son Willis Monroe SMITH moved to Chicago after his WW I service. Robert Franklin SMITH, Son of: Charles H. Smith (b. 1820-) and Nancy (Nee Bishop) Smith (1821-) Birth: 29 Jul 1842, Greene County, Ohio Marr: 1 Nov 1876, Tama City; Tama County, IA Spouse:Alice (nee Powell) SMITH Her birth: 11 Jan 1858, Tama County, IA Her father: Calvin Powell Her mother: Lyndia (Nee Boyer) Powell Their children: Gertrude F. (1878-) Arthur Franklin (1885-) Willis Monroe (1888-1969) Helen Gladys (1891-) Robert McKinley (1896-) 1.1 Gertrude F. SMITH Birth: 7 Nov 1878, Belle Plaine, IA Marr: 30 Oct 1895 Spouse: Geo. Yeakle His birth: 11 Jun 1874, McLean Co., IL Their children: Lucina (1897-) 1.2 Arthur Franklin SMITH Birth: 12 Jul 1885, Belle Plaine, IA 1.3 Willis Monroe SMITH Birth: 6 Feb 1888. Belle Plaine, IA Spouse: Ella (nee Peters) SMITH Death: 21 Oct 1969, Chicago, Il Burial: 24 Oct 1969, Oakhill Cemetery; Belle Plaine, IA 1.4 Helen Gladys SMITH Birth: 13 Nov 1891, Belle Plaine, IA Occ: Vocal Music Teacher 1.5 Robert McKinley SMITH

FIKE, KNUPP posted by Gary D. Fike on Friday, January 28, 2000

My great grandfather, Joseph Knupp FIKE was born in 1861 in Benton County, IA. He moved west to KS to follow a couple of older brothers after his father died in 1873. His father's name was Tobias FIKE and his mother's name was Sally KNUPP FIKE. I would like to know if Sally KNUPP FIKE remarried and who that person was, what year, etc. and if any children were born into that marriage.

MCMULLEN, SMOTHERS posted by Tracy McMullen League on Monday, January 31, 2000

Looking for any information on Hattie (MCMULLEN)SMOTHERS. She was living in Belle Plaine, IA in 1923 according to her brother's obituary.




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