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BROWN, GRIFFIN posted by Bob Griffin on Tuesday, July 8, 2003

My Great Great Grandfather William A. GRIFFIN lived in Benton Co during the 1850, 1860, and 1870 U.S. censuses. During this time his wife was married to Catherine, and they may have moved to Benton Co. from Indiana. In 1871 William GRIFFIN remarried, apparently upon the death of Catherine. He married Amanda BROWN. I have found an Amanda BROWN in the 1856 Iowa State Census, and an Amand BROWN in the 1860 U.S. Census, daughter of Jesse Brown, and living in Benton Co., Cue Township. I suspect William GRIFFIN and Amanda BROWN were married in Benton Co., and would like some marriage record that could possibly verify that Jesse BROWN was Amanda's father. I am also interested in any other information of my GRIFFIN family that might be available.

GRAEPLER posted by LaVonne Aldag on Monday, August 4, 2003

Looking for my grandfather's baptism Charles Frederick GRAEPLER, born 21 Nov. 1888 in Benton Co. near Dysart. Either Lutheran or Methodist Also burial of Rose GRAEPLER b. ??? (after 1888) near Dysart, Benton Co.

JACOBSEN, PETERMAN posted by Julie Farland on Friday, August 8, 2003

JACOBSEN,PETERMAN Looking for information on this branch of my family. Henry Jacobsen was a brother to my Great grandfather, Andrew. Henry lived in Keystone and married a Peterman. Had 2 children that I have found, Ralph and Irma. Would very much like to find living relatives. JACOBSEN I am looking for info on Peter JACOBSEN. He lived in Benton county with wife Dorathea or Doris. They had at least 2 children that I am aware of, Andrew and Christine. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

CROW, DUFRESNE, STURDIVANT, WILSON posted by Julie Farland on Friday, August 8, 2003

CROW,DUFRESNE.WILSON.STURDIVANT Looking for info on May Crow who reportedly had a child with someone named Wilson or Sturdivant in 1884. Not sure if they were married or not. Later married George DuFresne in 1888. Would appreciate any help.

GOESKE posted by Debra Bendt-Curtis on Monday, August 18, 2003

GOESKE Iam looking for information on my great grandmother, Alma Goeske Bendt b. 1/20/1882 in Watkins, Iowa.

GARRISON posted by Don Garrison on Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Was Garrison, Iowa named for Nelson GARRISON son of Isaac GARRISON? He is listed as owning land in sectoion 29 and 32 win Jackon Township near Benton. Perhaps this was the site of the Post Office. Isaac was the brother of my gg grandfather Abraham and both of their families (along with another brother Lewis) arrived in Benton County in 1854 (according to the 1856 census).

BANKER, CHOWN, FROST, STUDLEY posted by John on Friday, September 5, 2003

Looking for CHOWN Descendants of the following family. THey lived in Belle Plaine, in Benton Co. Particulary would love to find the death date/burial for Phoebe, unless divorced, she would of died between 1872-77 somewhere in Benton Co, as well as any descendants! Thanks, John 1. John J.1 CHOWN was born Abt. 1833 in Canada. He married Phoebe J. FROST September 01, 1855 in Ogle Co. Ill., daughter of William FROST and Melinda. She was born 1835 in Ohio. Notes for John J. CHOWN: 1860 China, Lee Co. ILL. 1870 Monroe, Butler Co. IA 1880 Belle Plaine, Benton Co. IA, John is now married to a Lydia, and Eugene & Freeman are still at home, with the addition of 2 new children, one being Phoebe's, and the other to the new bride, Lydia. CHOWN Mrs. Lydia STUDLEY nee BANKER. No 3 Mill St. Born in Cataragus Co NY Sept 1 1847. Bethany Ch. Married July 14 1877. Children by Wm STUDLEY: William M born Sept 30 1868; Addie R born Aug 5 1871; John R Chown born Nov 2 1878; George O Chown born Sept 3 1880; Lettie A born May 6 1884 Illinois Veteran attended the 1880 Benton Co. Iowa Civil War Reunion Chown, J. J. Co. B 100th Infantry 1883 List of Pensioners, Benton Co. 173,124 Chown, John J. Belle Plaine dis. of eyes Sep 1880 Children of John CHOWN and Phoebe FROST are: i. Martha2 CHOWN, b. Abt. 1856. ii. Alonzo CHOWN, b. Abt. 1858. iii. Lewis CHOWN, b. March 1860. iv. Eugene CHOWN, b. Abt. 1862. v. Elizabeth CHOWN, b. Abt. 1865, Illinois. vi. Freeman CHOWN, b. Abt. 1868, Iowa. vii. Robert CHOWN, b. January 1870, Iowa. viii. Letha Elnora CHOWN, b. January 29, 1872; d. January 15, 1947, Goldendale, Klickitat Co. WA.

BAIN, KELLOGG, SHEELEY posted by Sd Bain on Sunday, September 21, 2003

SHEELEY, Vintie M. b. 5 JUL 1876 in Shellsburg, IA. Married Charles Ira BAIN (B.18 Jan 1877 Littleton PA) in 1899. Her mother's name may have been KELLOGG. These are my grandparents and I am looking for names of their parents and any other family members.

DRUCE posted by Eileen on Sunday, September 28, 2003

DRUCE My great grandfather George DRUCE was in Blairstown, Iowa in 1870 census. He died between Blairstown and Newburg, Ontario, Canada. I would appreciate any information on the death of George DRUCE before 1874. His wife remarried in Ontario Canada in 1874.

BURKE, HETCHLER, LONG posted by Jeffrey Hetchler on Wednesday, October 29, 2003

I am looking for information on the following Benton county residents: Thomas BURKE, 1840 Ireland-1870-1879 in Belle Plaine. He Married Johanna LONG b 1846 in Ireland. She was the daughter of Margaret LONG and the 2 widows are living together in Benton with my Great Grandmother Katherine in the 1880 census. She married Albert HETCHLER 4/15/1891 in Belle Plaine I would appreciate any help you can give me.

DODDS, MCCARTNEY posted by Jerry Lowell on Thursday, October 30, 2003

Looking for biographical information on John MCCARTNEY, born 18 Apr 1823 in Indiana, Pennsylvania; relocated to Vinton, Iowa in mid 1850s, lawyer and judge, headed to California in late 1800s. First wife: Cynthia Ann DODDS; children: George A., Ella, and S. C. Any information greatly appreciated.--Jerry Lowell

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