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HAYDEN, SKILES, TULLY posted by Kathleen Rizer on Saturday, May 4, 2002

Capitola SKILES married Charles H. TULLY about 1892. She was the dau. of Archibald SKILES and Emily HAYDEN and was born Dec 1869 in Benton Co, Iowa. Charles TULLY was b. May 1867 in Penn. Charles and Capitola are found in the 1900 Pine Creek precinct, Sheridan Co, Neb. along with a son Lloyd TULLY. I’m looking for complete dates for Charles and Capitola SKILES TULLY, and names of other children. You may email me directly at

FLOYD, SMITH posted by Kathy Valenta on Thursday, May 9, 2002

We are looking for a Theresa SMITH that lived in Bruce township in the 1930's. She had a daughter Catherine Marie. We are trying to locate any information on Catherine Marie. We believe she was married in the area. We believe her married name was FLOYD. She may have moved to Rockford, IL. thank you for your help.

EVERETT posted by Donald Kear on Friday, May 10, 2002

Sidney EVERETT born in 1879, supposedly died 21 Oct 1971, place unknown. Social Security Death Index lists a Sidney EVERETT as born 21 Jan 1879, died Aug 1971, Belle Plaine, Benton, IA. Are these the same men, or are the dates merely coincidence?

GIBBS posted by Nancy Gibbs on Monday, May 13, 2002

I am looking for any information on John GIBBS. All I know is that he had a son, Charles William GIBBS in Benton County, 1844 or 1845.

ERLAND, OLSEN posted by Brian Erland on Monday, May 13, 2002

Looking for Sarah OLSEN who married Signor ERLAND. Sarah and brother Peter were from ILL, parents were born in Norway. Sarah was born Sep 1852. any info please contact me at Thanks Brian

HAMMER, KESLING, KETRING, KISLING posted by Alice Hackett on Sunday, May 19, 2002

Hi, I am looking for the relatives of Peter KESLING or KISLING and Delilah KETRING . Peter died 18 May 1894. Delilah died 28 may 1882. Mary Jane KESLING , their daughter, married Jesse HAMMER in 1872. Would like to know more of Jesse. Anyone know of these people, please let me know. thank you, Alice

ERLAND, OLSON posted by Brian Erland on Tuesday, May 21, 2002

OLSON - ERLAND...Would like information on Sig Erland, born 1842 Norway and His wife Sarah Olson, born 25 Sep 1851 in LaSalle Co, ILL. She moved with her parents, Ole Olson and Bertha Toresdtr. Danielson in 1865 to Benton Co, IA. Sarah and Sig owned a farm in Eldorado township which Sarah managed after Sig's death. they had 9 children.

BOWER, SPRINGER posted by Kathleen Rizer on Tuesday, May 28, 2002

John BOWER and Elizabeth SPRINGER were married 5 Oct 1858 in Benton Co., Iowa. But I have that Elizabeth SPRINGER BOWER died 15 April 1901 in Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., Iowa. Did John BOWER die in Linn Co., also?? This couple had the following children: Martha Jane, John A., and Ada. I have information on Martha who married Allen Doolittle. Looking for spouses and burial dates for John A. and Ada Bowers.

BRUGJELD, BRUJELD, TWETEN posted by Kaaren Hall-Dixon on Sunday, June 2, 2002

Looking for my great grandmother, Brunhilda (Nellie) TWETEN. Any help would be most appreciated. She married Peder BRUJELD (BRUGJELD) in Iowa and had a daughter, Bertha, in 1904.

posted by Bjarne Jørmeland on Sunday, June 9, 2002

THOMPSON - Florence township. This family is listed in "the 1878 History ofmBenton county" "THOMPSON, SOPHIA, MRS., farming, S. 30; P. O. Florence; born in Norway, Europe, in 1831; has eighty acres of land, valued at $40 per acre; has three children -- Martha B., Wm. O. and Annie Bell; is the widow of Wm. B. Thompson, Mr. Thompson enlisted Sept. 20, 1861, in the 8th Iowa V. I.; was taken prisoner at the battle of Pittsburg Landing April, 1862; was kept in Montgomery and Macon, Ga., prisons six months; was exchanged at Annapolis, Md. Mrs. Thompson came to America in 1850; located in La Salle Co., Ill.; moved to Iowa Co., Iowa, in 1857, and located in Benton Co. in 1861. Mrs. Thompson is a member of The Lutheran Church. Mr. Thompson lost his health in prison, and was transferred to the Invalid Corps of Company K, 4th Regiment, and was discharged in Sept., 1864; died in 1868 in Benton, Co., Iowa". My information says they both came from Aardal parish, Hjelmeland kommune (twp.), Rogaland Fylke, Norway - but I dont have an accurate information says who they where. I think William B. Thompson was: Belest Thoreson, b. May 11.1831 at the crofters place Einarsmyra at Midtre Sedberg farm in Aardal. He came to US in 1853. I think this is William Thompson that m. Sophia Olson Jan. 20.1855 in LaSalle, Il. This Sophia is perhaps Sofie Olsdtr. Lid, b. 1831 in Aardal, came to US in 1850. I belive this is the William B. Thompson b. 31.05.1831, d. 8.12.1868, burried at the Norwegian Cemetery near Norway, Benton Co. Their daughter Martha m. Henry (Osmundson) Tuttle, b. 1858 in IL, lived in Benton county. A brother to Martha - William lived in Hills, Minnesota. I,m register/researching the emigrants from Hjelmeland - and would like to be contacted by people which have information for this family.

CARPENTER posted by Claudia Vickery on Saturday, June 22, 2002

I need a copy of the 1856 Benton Co. IA census for Hiram CARPENTER and family. Is there someone who could do this for me? Thank you. Claudia Vickery

GUINN posted by Martin L. Skubinna on Saturday, June 22, 2002

Looking for pictures of William S. GUINN.

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