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Posted Queries for November 2003 thru January 2004


BACH posted by David Bach on Wednesday, November 5, 2003

BACH, Charley F. In the 1920 Census, my grand uncle, Charley F. Bach, age 59, is reported to live in Belle Plaine Township, 2nd Ward, with his wife, Lizzie, age 50, and three children, John, age 18, Elizabeth, age 15, and Charles, age 14. He returned too his birthplace, Clinton, Iowa, in October, 1921 to attend the funeral of the wife of his older brother, John, according to the obituary in the Clinton Herald. I know nothing more about his life and that of his family in Belle Plaine. Can anyone advise of Benton County infomation sources to help me learn about Charles BACH.

MARKLE, SHERRY posted by Sallye Johnston on Friday, November 7, 2003

SHERRY, Jesse and his wife Louisa MARKLE. They had a daughter Melissa. Her name may have been Elizabeth and called Melissa. Jesse is listed in Biographies of Benton County, Taylor Twp. Iowa in 1878. What happened to Louisa ? Who were Jesse and Louisa's parents and where did they come from? Thanks for any leads.

MANATHEKA posted by Bill Herber on Saturday, November 8, 2003

Is there information on MANATHEKA(at Urbana)on the web?

FISH, MILLS, MILLS CREEK posted by Kelly Loveless on Sunday, November 16, 2003

MILLS, FISH: I am looking for the location of MILLS CREEK (geographically. I believe it is in Benton Twp., what family was it named after and where does it empty into the Cedar River. Also, I have seen references to Fish's crossing and Fish's landing. I would like to know where this is geographically located in comparison to the old road bed between Shellsburg and Urbana. The old bridge supports are still there and am curious if Fish's crossing was down stream from there. Thanks

BALDWIN posted by Doris Baldwin on Saturday, November 29, 2003

I am researching the BALDWINS who lived in Benton County,IA. They were Chauncy/Chancy and James H. BALDWIN, sons of Joseph and Dorcas BALDWIN, originally from Crawford County, PA. James H. BALDWIN was born January 20, 1842 in Crawford County and died April 20, 1914 in the Iowa Soldiers' Home in Marshalltown, IA. He lived in Vinton, Benton County prior to that. He was married to Mary A.? born Indiana, divorced, and had children: Luther W.; Marion/Marian (son); and Cora May BALDWIN, all born Indiana. James enlisted in the Civil War 21 June, 1861 at age of 19 in Co. G 5th IA Volunteer Infantry at Shellsburg. Honorably discharged as Private 05 January 1864 in Huntsville, AL and re- enlisted 05 January 1864 in Co. I 5th IA Cavalry. Chancy lived in Shellsburg, Benton County, IA. He was born January 1848 in Crawford County, PA. He first married Adahrilla ? born Maryland. He second married Justina ? born Illinois. Children were: Nathaniel; Eva; Elmer; Ada (Addie)E. Joseph, James & Chancy's father, was also in the Civil War from Benton County, and elisted at the age of 44. He was in Co. K, 40th IA Infantry. Joseph was born about 1812 and lied about his age to enlist in the war. He was discharged 21 July, 1863 for disability in Snyder's Bluff, MS. Any information on this family is appreciated. I am searching for death dates, obits and where buried in Benton County. Thanks for any assistance. I live in Virginia.

BARTELS, BARTLES, JOHNSON, STUDE, STUDL, WEHRMAN posted by Jane Bauer on Tuesday, January 13, 2004

I am looking for information on my grandfather Wilhelm (William) BARTLES. Information I have indicates he was born 2-10-1871 in Luzerne, Iowa to Henrich & Caroline (WEHRMAN) BARTELS. (name spelled differently by father & son) He was baptised by Rev. P. STUDE (STUDL?) on 9-4-1871. Married Myrtle Leona JOHNSON 2-12-1903, possible at Marengo, Iowa.

GARDNER posted by Nancy E. Gardner on Saturday, January 17, 2004

I am looking for any information on the family of William and Mary GARDNER, and their children. William was a farm in the late 1800s in Luzerne, Union Township, Benton County, Iowa. If anyone has any information on this family please contact me as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for your help.

ATTWATER, ATWATER posted by Russ Hill on Sunday, January 18, 2004

Looking for information on ATTWATER sometimes ATWATER. Alda, Frank, Lizzie, and Olive ATTWATER all lived at one time in Vinton. Lizzie died June 4, 1911 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery Vinton.

NEAL posted by Cindy Mally on Wednesday, January 21, 2004

I would like to get the obituary for Fred NEAL. He died March 16, 1987 in Shellsburg, Iowa.

BOYER, CROSS, HOFFMAN posted by Madolyn Rossier on Sunday, January 25, 2004

CROSS HOFFMAN Searching for info - including parents of Asberry CROSS. He was born in Indiana abt.1855. Married Henrietta (Etta) - daughter of Elias and Hannah HOFFMAN - in Benton Co. abt 1879. The 1880 census shows them in Polk. They had 2 children - William A. born 1882 and Lillian (Lettie) Pearl - born 1883. The 1895 census shows the 2 children living with their HOFFMAN grandparents in Taylor. Don't know what happened to Asberry but Etta is in the Iowa Hospital for the Insane in 1900. Lillian Pearl CROSS is shown in the Tilford Collegiate Academy in 1900. Wondering who she married? William A CROSS moved to California and married Edna BOYER. Appreciate any help. Thanks so much.

ROBBINS posted by Janice Faulconer on Tuesday, January 27, 2004

I am interested in the Walter ROBBINS family who came from Russell Co. Virginia to Benton Co. Iowa. Walter, his wife Rhoda and their 11 children appeared on the 1850 census of Russell Co. Virginia. They then appeared on the 1852 Benton Co. Iowa state census. Rhoda Robbins is listed as a widow on the 1860 census of Benton Co. Iowa with four of her children and a grandchild. Rhoda and her son Charles are listed on the 1870 census of Cass Co. Missouri and the 1880 census of Ellsworth Co. Kansas. I am a descendant and Malinda Robbins the oldest daughter of Walter and Rhoda. Malinda married Thomas Uriah Burke 29 March 1854 in Benton Co. Malinda died 25 Dec 1855, shortly after childbirth and her daughter Mary Malinda Burke was raised by Rhoda Robbins. Thomas Burke joined the Union Army and moved to Missouri and then Texas after the war. I don't know what happened to any of the other children of Walter and Rhoda, but would love to find out more about the family. I would also like to know Rhoda's maiden name.

DUNNING posted by Marti Peterson on Friday, January 30, 2004

Looking for info on DUNNING family possibly died or buried in the late 1800's or early 1900's.




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