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Posted Queries for April thru May 2001

BARNDT, BENJAMIN, FRYE, HANKS, RIGGS, RUNNELS posted by Linda Ito on Wednesday, April 4, 2001

RUNNELS, Florence Mae. My great grand mother. She was born in Dunlap, Benton, Iowa, or may be Spirit Lake, Iowa on May 8 1874. Daughter of Henry and Alice RUNNELS. I am looking for information on brothers James and Benjamin, sisters Aggie RIGGS, Lillie BARNDT, Bessie FRYE. I also am looking for the parents of Henry and Alice. Henry's father may have immigrated from Ireland. Alice's maiden name may have been either BENJAMIN or HANKS.

JONDLE posted by Christina Rehs on Monday, April 9, 2001

Seeking Obituary: Charles JONDLE; b. abt. March 1, 1918 and died abt. May 5, 1994 In Benton County, Shellsburg, IA.

FORD, HALL, MILLER, STEPHENSON posted by Kirk Hall on Monday, April 9, 2001

FORD,HALL,STEPHENSON,MILLER Would like to share information with the FORD family about James FORD who married Hester HALL on August 6th, 1883. I believe that James was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (STEPHENSON) FORD and I know that Hester was the daughter of Eli and Malinda (MILLER) HALL. James and Hester moved to Upland, CA and were there in 1924. If that is the right James FORD he came from a large family and his father had a Tree Nursery.

COBURN, DELHORBE, SPURR posted by Scott Jacob on Friday, April 13, 2001

SPURR, COBURN, DELHORBE Looking for information on Joseph and Mary Jane (Goodman) SPURR family of Vinton, Benton Co., IA in late 1800s. Their daughter Ida married Ernest A. DELHORBE and another daugter, Emily "Nettie" married Charles COBURN. Also two sons, Arthur and E. Willard SPURR who were photographers in Creston, Decorah and Waterloo.

CLARK, SMITH posted by Rachelle Cromer on Saturday, April 21, 2001

Looking to connect with someone researching the family of Walter SMITH and Sylvia CLARK. Sylvia was born Sept. 6, 1870 in Benton Co., IA to Edmund H. Clark and Mary Angeline Paige. She married Walter Smith in Benton Co., IA. Sylvia died in Benton Co., IA in 1921. I am willing and eager to share any info I have that you may be interested in.

BENCE, BROWN, FICHES, FICKS, FISHER, KOLB posted by Sharon Neveux on Tuesday, April 24, 2001

I am looking for descendants of Michael BENCE and Rosanna KOLB. Michael was born c. 1830 and died 1918. He had a daughter Henrietta aka Etta b. 1869, m. a FICHES or possibly FICKS. By 1918 she was living in Marshalltown. A second daughter, Mary, 1872, married John C. FISHER was living near Blairstown, IA in 1918. Third daughter, Jenny, 1874, married John BROWN, living in Montgomery IA in 1918. One son, Emanuel BENCE. Emanuel had one son, Roy W. BENCE. I have information on ancestors of Michael that I am willing to share.

BUTZ posted by Craig Johnson on Wednesday, April 25, 2001

Wish to confirm a Date of Death for a former Benton county resident who was killed in Algeria (North Africa) during WWII. It is believed that Pfc. Victor C. BUTZ (Army Serial Number 37 045 207) was killed in action on 22-Nov-1942, in Algiers. It is thought that BUTZ was killed by an unseen sniper nearly (2) weeks after Algiers fell to the U.S. troops. BUTZ was a member of Company "M" - 168th Infantry - 34th Division when he died. This information will be used to help complete the death casualty listings for the 34th Division during WWII.

LAMBERT, MATHER, SHEELY posted by Kelly Loveless on Wednesday, April 25, 2001

LAMBERT, SHEELY, MATHER I am trying to locate platt maps for Canton Twp and Benton Twp. I checked with the Shellsburg library: they only have as early as about 1920. I have checked with several places in Vinton and there is nothing available in the really early time frame. About a year ago I posted a query for Paul Hoeck and a gentlemen sent me Fremont Twp in 1872. That is what I am looking for for Canton and Benton Twp. Thanks for anything.

ALBERT, LOVELESS posted by Kelly Loveless on Wednesday, April 25, 2001

ALBERT LOVELESS: John Albert m Cora E. Loveless 7/12/1902. They had 6-8 kids with one daughter named Edna Mae Albert. I am looking for any information and any member of this family!

KADERAVEK posted by John E. Kaderavek on Tuesday, May 1, 2001

KADERAVEK They lived in Benton County from 1922 until 1938, On a farm known as the Dr.Blanche Farm. It is located 4 miles east of Belle Plaine on Ridge road. I am trying to find the location of the grave of John Kaderavek and any thing else that anybody remembers. John KADERAVEK died on the farm and was buried neat there. I have a picture of a stone that stands up several feet with the name KADERAVEK inscribed on it.

BURKETT, SCHARFF posted by Marea DeRosa on Saturday, May 5, 2001

I am searching for my 2nd great grandfather Conrad SCHARFF. He was born in Alsace-Lorraine in 1839. Was that called France or Germany at that time? Don't know his father and mother. His wife was Elizabeth BURKETT. Would appreciate any help that someone could give me on this time period.

LEONHARDT, ROSS posted by Margo Rouette on Wednesday, May 9, 2001

ROSS, Syria Sid b. 5 Mar 1897 in Walford, Benton Cty. He had 2 sisters: Lucille & Beatrice. He m. Hedwig (Hattie) Auguste LEONHARDT 24 Dec 1935 in Vinton. They lived nearly all their married lives in Cedar Rapids. Sid ROSS d. 1971 & is buried Linwood Cemetery near Walford. Is anyone researching the ROSS family? Would someone tell me where Linwood Cemetery is? I will be travelling to Iowa in June and would like to visit the cemetery, as that is where both Sid ROSS and Hattie Leonhardt ROSS are buried.

ELSON, ERLAND posted by Brian Erland on Monday, May 14, 2001

ERLAND, Sig(Signor possibly)Benton County. Owned 80 acre land in Eldorado township 1872. Had son named Oscar Erland born 30 Jul 1876. Sig married Sarah ELSON from Nebraska. Sig was born in Norway. Would like any/all info on sig/signor Erland. Thanks...Brian

ROGALAND, RYFYLKE, STAVANGER posted by Stein Auestad on Saturday, May 19, 2001

I am currently working on a book concernin g emigrants from the RYFYLKE area of Southwestern Norway participating in the civil war. In connection to this, I am searching for persons from this area (ROGALAND, formerly STAVANGER county) coming to Benton county, IA in the period 1853 - 1863. Any info would be greatly appriciated. Sincerely, Stein Auestad

CHAMBERS, HAINES, HANES, HAYNES, OSBORN, OSBORNE posted by Linda Hedlund on Sunday, May 20, 2001

CHAMBERS; HANES; HAINES; HAYNES; OSBORNE; OSBORN I am looking for information on Sarah HANES who married Elijah OSBORNE (OSBORN). Also for Aaron HANES (HAINES; HAYNES). Aaron was on the 1840 Benton Co. census and on the 1850 census age 59, living with Sarah & James CHAMBERS. I think he is the father of Sarah CHAMBERS. Sarah was first married to Elijah OSBORNE.

AEIHAAD, ARAHOOD, ORAHOOD posted by Jeanne on Sunday, May 20, 2001

Elijah ORAHOOD/ARAHOOD and his family went from Coles Co. IL to Benton County . How can I obtain a copy of the 1856 state census entry for them? I found them listed in an online index as AEIHAAD.

CROWELL posted by John White on Sunday, May 20, 2001

I am looking for information on a Seth and Hanna CROWELL around 1860 t0 1865 was a justice of the peace in benton cty bruce township

COOK posted by James Moriarty on Monday, May 21, 2001

I am interested in the death of Myrtle COOK that took place in September of 1925. Her home was in Vinton, Benton County, Iowa. Was anyone accused of her murder?

DITCH, KELLAR, SMYERS posted by Lynn Marti on Wednesday, May 23, 2001

Samuel DITCH born 1793 PA left Pennsylvania with his wife Catherine (Katarina) SMYERS born 1796 PA about the fall of 1855 and family including son Daniel born 1822 and second wife Mary (KELLAR) Goodwin. They located in Benton City, Benton County, IA. Catherine Smyers died August 1859 in Benton City, IA. Am interested in locating where Catherine and Samuel are buried. Benton City Cemetery no longer exists and I would like to locate their graves. Samuel filed for his son Henry's Civil War pension (Henry died on September 19, 1862 in Iuka, MS) and Samuel was still alive in 1878, at the age of 85, but I did not find him in the Benton County death records starting year 1880, so I assume he died before that. I am also greatly interested in the parents of Samuel DITCH and Catherine SMYERS. Any help on this family would be appreciated.

SHADDOCK, SHADDRICK, SHADDUCK posted by Pamela Booth on Wednesday, May 23, 2001

On the 1870 census for Benton County M.M. SHADDRICK, otherwise known as Mark or Marcus M. SHADDUCK/SHADDOCK is listed with his family and at least one other person. Does anyone know of this family?

EGANS posted by Kelly Loveless on Thursday, May 24, 2001

The following EGANS show in the 1880 census Leroy Township/Benton County. Dennis - age 52, born in Ireland, parents both born in Ireland Mary - age 50, born in Ireland, parents both born in Ireland Mary - age 12, born in Iowa Anna - age 11, born in Minnesota John - age 9, born in Iowa Dennis, Ellen and John are also listed in the 1880 In am looking for any information of what became of them.

DOOLEY, NICHOLS posted by Patricia Buckman on Wednesday, May 30, 2001

Looking for any information on my great grandfather, John DOOLEY, who married Mary Ann NICHOLS 29 Mar 1868 in Benton County, Ia. The 1870 census shows them living in Vinton, John's age listed at 25, his nativity Virginia. Their only child, Willard, was born 2 Mar 1872. John and Mary Ann were divorced before 1880. Who were John's parents? What happened to John?

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