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GEDDES posted by Sue Trout Reisdorph on Tuesday, May 2, 2000

GEDDES, Andrew J., born Aug. 27, 1844 in St. Thomas, Canada, lived in Vinton, Benton Co., Iowa, later in Washington, DC, where he died in Nov. 1921. He's buried at Arlington, as is his wife, Florence. It's believed they had four children, three of whom may have died young. Andrew served in the 8th IA Inf. during the Civil War, and continued in the Regular Army after the war's end. Would appreciate any information on Andrew or other members of the family, such as his surviving children or his siblings. Known siblings include William, James Loraine, Charles, John C., and Hannah.

CONNER, LEHNEN posted by Frank L. Conners on Thursday, May 4, 2000

Seeking information on Lena Pearl CONNER, age 5, who was placed by the Woodland Home for Orphans and Friendless, Quincy, IL, with the Rev. J.J. LEHNEN family of Norway, Iowa, on 14 December 1893.

BLISS, FRENCH, HOTCHKISS, JONES, PIERCE, TRIPLETT posted by Terry Davis on Friday, May 19, 2000

G.R. PIERCE (Griffith Robert) who came to Blairstown, LeRoy Twsp, Benton Co. In 1872. He originated from Bala, Wales. G.R. married Elizabeth FRENCH daughter of Ozro FRENCH and Jane HOTCHKISS. G.R. PIERCE was the son of Robert PIERCE and Gwen JONES. Looking for more info on their sons wives lines. Robert French PIERCE b. 26 Mar 1879 in Blairstown m. Mary Winnifred TRIPLETT 7 Jan 1907. Ira Hotchkiss PIERCE b. 3 May 1882 Blairstown m. Ruth BLISS 7 Sept 1915.

SANKEY posted by Keith Sankey on Tuesday, May 23, 2000

SANKEY 23/05/2000. Seeking information abt. John SANKEY,born 06/06/1850 Benton Co. IA. Parents might be John Sr. and Unknown (Sholtz)SANKEY or Joseph and Margaret (Unknown) SANKEY. Moved to Walnut, Pottawattamie Co. IA sometime between 1850 and 1894. Names also show up in Jackson Co. IA.

CHAMBERS, FERGUSON posted by Floyd Ball on Wednesday, May 24, 2000

CHAMBERS and FERGUSON. Seeking information on John CHAMBERS, b 1850 + Mary FERGUSON, d 1886. They are parents of my grandfather Herman Edgar CHAMBERS, b.1883 in Urbana, Ia. Also information of Johns parents James CHAMBERS Jr., b.1830 + Sarah J. ? b. 1826. Herman left Urbana Ia. around 1900-02 and never returned.

MORRIS posted by Jan LaMotte on Sunday, May 28, 2000

MORRIS, Joseph: Born Feb 3, 1818 in Monmouth NJ, died Oct 22, 1886 in Osborne County KS. He married Anne Maria Hoyt in Findlay, Hancock Co OH where they had 5 children: Allan D., Elmer Yocum, Wilbur F, David C, and Anna. They moved to Big Grove twp in Benton Co abt 1855. Joseph was a pioneer farmer. He and Anna had 4 more children in Benton County: Regina, Charley, Martha and Eva. In 1875 they migrated to Osborne Co, Kansas. Would like any information about the Joseph Morris family in while they lived in Benton County.

BARBER, MORGAN posted by Beverly Hlavnicka on Wednesday, May 31, 2000

Malory MORGAN married Sarah Ann BARBER in Marion, Linn Co., Iowa Nov. 19, 1854. They had 5 children I know the names of 2 Addison MORGAN b. Oct. 1855 in Benton Co., Iowa and Malory MORGAN b. Sept. 1866 in Benton Co., Iowa. Another of the children may have been Myron. What are the names and dates of birth of the 3 children???

MAXSON posted by Edna Rolston on Sunday, June 4, 2000

MAXSON Am looking for any information on William Maxson born 1844 Ohio (?)....First trail I find of him is Civil War enlistment 1862 Vinton, Ia. next is in 1880 Benton county census. Wife Charlotte (?) shows up on 1900 census in Sac County as widow........children are: Clarence, Thomas Clayton,Ada,Emory and Mary

RIFE posted by Sarah Beal on Thursday, June 8, 2000

I have found a photo taken by a photograher in Vinton, Iowa of a baby named Roland Randolph RIFE, aged 4 months. If anyone is interested I would be glad to have a copy made for them. Contact Sarah Beal at

DOLAK posted by Charles A. Dolak on Tuesday, June 13, 2000

Looking for any help in finding family history and information on the DOLAK family name. Arrived thru the Port of Balt on 4 Jun 1884 and settled sometime later in Iowa, BellePlaine, Boone and Clinton.

BOBZIEN, PASSEHL posted by D. Bobzien on Wednesday, June 21, 2000

I am looking for the birthplace in Germany for Frederich BOBZIEN, who died in Benton County in 1894. Also the birthplace for Dorthea PASSEHL, his wife who was also born in Germany and died in Benton County in 1901. Would anyone who lives there be willing to go to the courthouse and find the death record for these two individuals?

VINTON PEARL BUTTON posted by B. Repta on Wednesday, June 21, 2000

Looking for information of the VINTON_PEARL_BUTTON Company, of Vinton, Benton Co. Iowa, last letter received from there 1903. Any information greatly appreciated.

MCCORMICK posted by Linda Hoffman on Saturday, June 24, 2000

I am trying to locate information on my great-great grandmother, Margaret Hutchinson MCCORMICK. She was married to Robert John MCCORMICK and died March 30, 1913, I think in Shellsburg.

LEONARD posted by Ann Maxson on Wednesday, June 28, 2000

I am researching Noah (1802-1869) and Anna (1802-1881) LEONARD who died in Benton Co., IA. They are said to have been buried in Linwood Cemetery northeast of Watkins, IA. Does that cemetery still exist? I'm thinking of passing through the area and would like to see if I can find Noah and Anna graves. Thank you for your help. Ann Maxson Houston, TX

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