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DOUGHTY, KENNEDY posted by Charles McKeown on Monday, February 2, 2009

DOUGHTY/KENNEDY Looking for death information on Eli M. DOUGHTY, b. 11 Feb 1798 who farmed in Section 3 of Jefferson Township, Poweshiek County from 1854. Sometime before 1880 and at least through 1885 (State Census), he was living with the Daniel A. Kennedy family (daughter Margaret's husband). I assume that he died in Belle Plaine. Thank you

BOLTON, BRUMWELL, HISCOCK, JACKSON, KIME, MASON, SANDERS posted by Sheryl Reynolds on Monday, February 2, 2009

Good morning I am a decendant of Myrtle E BOLTON who married Earl Norman SANDERS. I am wondering if??? Sarah and Myrtle were sisters and George my fathers great grandfther? Thanks for checking... I am also related to the Hargers I believe you have Julias wedding and her death as the same date. This is great to see information on the internet. I am Sheryl Mason Reynolds I submit to the Benton county web and fidagrave site. I am looking for Mason pictures of Albert and George MASON of Shellsburg Iowa and Nebraska is where they ended up living the rest of there life out. I have found them from being on these sites and it is Great. I called dad this morning his name is Clyde MASON and he remembers the Brumwells said they didn't live far from them when on the farm thanks for you help. Sheyl Reynolds

Jacob BRUMWELL Born: August 03,1831 Smith Township, Peterborough County, Canada
Married: July 17,1851 Smith Township, Peterborough County, Canada
Died: January 28,1892 "Red Brush" Benton Township, Benton County, Iowa
1st Buried: 1892 Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Canton Township, Benton County, Iowa
2nd Buried: January 22, 1917 Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton, Iowa
Parents; Jacob BRUMWELL and Mary JACKSON
Note; When Jacobs wife Sarah died, his children had his body removed to Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton. They left his original head stone at Mt Pleasant Cemetery,as the wanted a newer one. The reason they removed his body is because hogs from the neighboring farm kept getting into Mt Pleasant Cemetery, eating the flowers and rooting around. This story about the hogs was told to me by my Grandmother, Freda Williams Rasley KIME, Jacob and Sarah's Granddaughter. My Grandmother's sister and Brother, plus my Dad who was told about the hogs by his Grandmother Fannie Brumwell Williams, a daughter of Jacob and Sarah Brumwell.

Jacob's Wife: Sarah Bolton Born: August 12,1832 Smithfield, Peterborough County, Ontario, Canada
Died: January 20,1917 Vinton, Iowa
Buried: January 22,1917 Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton Iowa
Parents: George Bolton and Elizabeth HISCOCK
Jacob and Sarah came to Benton City, Benton County, Iowa in 1859. They moved to 160 acre farm in Eden Township in 1860. They later moved back to Benton City in 1870 and operated a mill there for about ten years.

A)1860 Benton County Census
B)1870 Benton County Census
C)1880 Benton County Census
D)Purchase of 160 on September 19,1855, from William Joshua Barney, on file at the Vinton Courthouse.
E)Ontario Canada Marriage, Birth and census records.
F)Sarah's sister accompanied the Brumwell's on the treck from Canada to Benton County. She told the story of this trip in the September 20,1931 addition of the Cedar Valley Times. The occasion was five days before her 89 Birthday. She was the scond oldest resident of Benton County at the time.
G)Pioneer Recollections compiled by Harley Ransom Published by the historical Publishing Company Vinton, Iowa 1941 page 214 says Jim Brumwell's parents came to Benton City when he was 18 months old.
G)Info by Jon Kime of Cedar Rapids, a Great Great Grandson of Jacob and Sarah.

PAULSEN posted by Donald Paulsen on Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I am interested in finding the Declaration of Intent of my grandfather,John Nicolaus PAULSEN.He came to this country in Aril 1885 to Davenport. It is believed that he spent some time at Keystone,Iowa before going to Sioux County by 1889.Please me know the esppence before you give me the results of your find. Mit freundlichen grussen...d

DUFRESNE posted by Mary Lou Cook on Monday, February 9, 2009

DUFRESNE I am looking for information on my fathers family. Arthur D. DUFRESNE was my grandfather never got to meet him so i know very little about his family would like to know more if anyone has info

BOWEN posted by Delores Bowen Johnson on Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Looking for any information on Patrick BOWEN born around 1835 in Ireland and settled in Homer twp, Benton County, Iowa. Would like info on where in was born in Ireland. His wife's name was Catherine and they had 10 children. He is buried in Cherokee, Iowa.

COUFAL posted by Earl Park on Monday, March 23, 2009

COUFAL Aloha, Below is a copy of a search from It refers to a Hale Cemetery in Walford, Iowa. Google says Hale Cemetery is in Jones County. Which is correct? Thanks
Earl Park
U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
Name : Joseph M Coufal
Birth Date : 3 Apr 1909
Death Date : 31 Mar 1998
Cemetery: Hale Cemetery
Cemetery Address: Walford, IA 52351
Source Information:
National Cemetery Administration. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator

YAGGY posted by joan dinnel on Tuesday, March 24, 2009

YAGGY I am looking for the obit of rev. Job YAGGY who died in 1924. his wife Mary died 1935 and is buried in Van Horn. I am researching the ministers our church so any info someone can give me would be appreciated

ROBERTSON posted by Kathleen Beth Robertson Hough on Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I am looking for ancestors for John ROBERTSON who was born on October 24, 1841 in Perthshire, Scotland. Family lore states that he had to leave Scotland in a hurry, and took a job on a boat as a steward and jumped ship just before the ship docked. This is the descendancy of John ROBERTSON, George ROBERTSON (son), Thomas ROBERTSON (Great grandson).

DEVINE, LAUGHLIN posted by Mary Beth on Wednesday, March 25, 2009

LAUGHLIN John Arthur and his wife Rose DEVINE LAUGHLIN Both are Catholic and buried in Belle Plaine. John died between 1910 - 1915 and Rose died after 1930. I am trying to locate their graves (they are buried together) so that I can get dates to find obituaries and death records. Where can I find cemetery info?

Where would Catholic's be buried in Belle Plaine?

BECKER, STOUT, VAUGHN posted by Arlene Neher on Sunday, March 29, 2009

I am looking birth records for a grandmother Ethel Neola BECKER born 1888 in Vinton. Her Mother was Eva Leona STOUT and her father William VAUGHN

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