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Posted Queries for August 2000

DEARTH posted by Eugene Beckius on Thursday, August 3, 2000

I am looking for decendents of Jeremiah and Ruth DEARTH. Jeremiah was born 1834 Guernsey Co, Oh and came with his father Thomas DEARTH and his brother George Washington DEARTH to Benton Co in the mid 1850's. Thomas DEARTH died Nov 22, 1860 in Blackhawk Co and is buried at Westview Cemetery near Laporte City, IA. Jeremiah and Ruth DEARTH remained in Benton Co and had a son named Jackson DEARTH born 1863. Jeremiah was a civil war veteran from Benton Co having served in the 13th Regiment Iowa Infantry, Co "G". In 1883 he was living at Mt Auburn, Benton Co. Any information on this family would be very helpful. Thank You Gene

LEDGER posted by Jessica L. Westphalen on Sunday, August 6, 2000

LEDGER I am seeking inf. on Andrew and Jane LEDGER they are buried in the Urbana Cemetery, I have tried to located someone with the cemetery records but was told that the old cemetery had been lost or distroyed. I would greatly appreciate any inf. Jessica Louise

ANDERSON, ANDERSSON, GORMAN, ROSEBERG posted by Sammy R. Gorman on Tuesday, August 8, 2000

Looking for parents of Swan, Elof, and Otto ROSEBERG. Swan came to Vinton, Benton Co.,Iowa from Sweden in 1907. When he arrived he changed the family name from ANDERSON to ROSEBERG. He had a Greenhouse in Vinton for years. He is buried in the ROSEBERG Family Cemetery in Vinton. He went by ROSEBERG all the years in Iowa, when he died he has Swan ANDERSSON put on his stone. His parents (Andersson) as far as I know remained in Sweden. Sammy GORMAN (nephew of Swan's son Karl Andersson ROSEBERG)

BROWNELL, MCKEE, SMIRCH, VAMACHKA posted by Pam Ayala on Wednesday, August 9, 2000

MCKEE - BROWNELL - SMIRCH - VAMACHKA Looking for information on all four names. James McKee (b. 1853) and Emma Brownell McKee (b. 1853) were married (1871) in PA and settled in Belle Plaine, Iowa. They had 3 sons, Robert (b. 1877), William (b. 1882) and George (b. 1876). Robert James married Anna Smirch Vamachka and they had 3 sons, Robert, Arnold and Walter James (b. 1918) My ggrandfather James was a farmer. My grandfather Robert had several jobs including Chief of Police and farmer. Grandmother Anna came from Chezklosvakia when she was around 4-years old. Would appreciate any help you can give.

METZ posted by Danny Metz on Saturday, August 12, 2000

METZ, Lester,, Vinton, Benton Co. Iowa. My Grandfather, Lester Metz lived in Vinton, Ia. at the time of his death in 1977. I am trying to gather any information I can about his family history. He was born Oct. 1901 and died Dec. 1977.

CAREY, HICKEY posted by Jan Wall on Wednesday, August 16, 2000

I am looking for information on Mary HICKEY m. James CAREY, both born in Ireland. Their son Daniel CAREY was born in Benton county, Iowa on 8/18/1856. Would appreciate any information on any of these individuals.

GERBERICH posted by Douglas Ireland on Friday, August 18, 2000

Trying to find information on Esther E. GERBERICH born Jan.28,1915 in Vinton,Iowa. Father C.E. GERBERICH. Mother Amy (Sawyer) GERBERICH. Mother born April 21,1881 in Vinton. Died July 15,1966. Listed residence 52349 Vinton, Benton, Iowa. Trying to find out any information on her parents, schools she attended,is the residence still in existence, etc. Any info would help. Thanks

FISK, ROBBINS posted by Katie Sies on Friday, August 25, 2000

Hello all, I am looking for my ggg grandmother's obit. Her name is Adeliza or Eliza FISK (maiden name ROBBINS) Lived in Cue township, Benton County. Is on the 1860 Fed. census with her family. She died in July (month approx) 1861. I thank anyone who can help me in advance. Much appreciated. Katie

GARR posted by Michael Davis on Sunday, August 27, 2000

Looking to confirm residence and burial for George Henry GARR and wife, Alta GARR. George born April 7, 1874 in Iowa and most of his siblings lived in Appanoose Co. In 1900 Census, George was living in Marshall Co. A relative recalls that he died (date unknown) in Belle Plaine. George and wife, Alta, and two sons, one of whom was named Earl GARR.

OLSON posted by Joyce Wikse on Monday, August 28, 2000

OLSON I am looking for any information on Tillie Josephine ( may also be Josephine Tillie) OLSON b. 22 May 1879 in Eldorado. Parents: Olie & Osa OLSON. Bro:Otto,Sis: Lila (Mrs Andrew Stensland) & Carrie (Mikel) This is all the gen. info. I have on this family so anything would be appreciated. Also can anyone tell me where to look on the net for forms to order vital records for here. Thanks Joyce

JOHNSON, WHITSON posted by Thelma Cagle on Wednesday, August 30, 2000

Seeking information about Kenneth Lowell JOHNSON, born 1903 in Newhall, Benton Co.His parents were Alice WHITSON JOHNSON and Carl JOHNSON. Alice WHITSON is shown on 1900 Census of Eldorado Twp. as a 16 year old with parents Charles M. WHITSON and Matilda WHITSON. Her siblings are Nora M, Jesse, Enos and Charley WHITSON. Seeking marriage date of Alice and Carl. Also birth date of Kenneth Lowell JOHNSON.

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