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Posted Queries for January thru March 2011

BLACK, KIZER posted by Linda Vestal on Sunday, January 30, 2011

Would like to locate any information possible about the families of Jonathan C BLACK and John C KIZER in the 1880's and 1890's. Most of them lived in or around Urbana, Iowa

OAK GROVE posted by Jennifer Ann Jester on Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I have an obituary notice from Benton County indicating the place of death as in the community of Oak Grove. I have not been able to locate an "Oak Grove" in Benton County. Would you have an information on the obscure community? Thank You, Jennifer Jester jjester@cfl.rr.cfom

DOOLITTLE, HARVEY, LEVEL posted by VaDonna Whipple on Friday, February 11, 2011

I am still interested for LEVEL or any spelling of the name, HARVEY, and DOOLITTLE surnames. They lived in Benton County in the 1800's. I now have a new e-mail address. I can be reached at

CLARK posted by Melissa on Friday, February 18, 2011

Searching for any information re: my GGGG grandmother Courtney CLARK who purchased 80 acres in Monroe Township in 1854 (with her deceased husband's War 1812 pension). The 1870 Land/Plat map shows a school on her property. What was the name of the school? Does it still stand?

FULLER, WATSON posted by Garry Hauser on Monday, February 21, 2011

WATSON Wing P. (father) b ~1846 in Ohio Fannie M. FULLER b ~1851 in NY (mother) Claud (son) b ~1875 William (Willie - son) b ~1878 Minnie Daisey (daughter) b Boone cnty 1882 Lived in Belle Plaine, 1885 - ? Maternal great-grandparents. Tracking Fannie in particular but all info appreciated. W.P re-married in 1895 (Marshalltown) so trying to determine fate of Fannie (death, divorce, burial location, etc.). May have happened while living in Benton county. Kids were adopted out to other families upon his remarriage or before.

KEYSER, ZIMMERMAN posted by robert E KEYSER on Sunday, February 27, 2011

Keyser of Iowa, Robert Eugene KEYSER (me) son of Donald Eugene KEYSER son of Merle (brother Glenn) son of Aaron son of abraham K KEYSER who was in PA germantown married Leah (lea) ZIMMERMAN in PA in 1850 my trail ends there any help please

Keyser, Abraham K., farmer and blacksmith, Sec. 32; P. O. Irving; born in Montgomery Co., Penn., Feb. 24, 1825. Married Leah Zimmerman in Pennsylvania in 1850; she was born in Pennsylvania Jan. 2, 1830; they had ten children, nine are living -Caroline (Franklin, died at the age of 3 years and 2 months), Mary, Aaron, Amanda, Henry, David, Andrew, Daniel and Sarah Jane. Has sixty acres of farm land and fifteen acres of timber land, valued at $4,000. Mr. Keyser enlisted April 12, 1865; served until the close of the war; was mustered out at Fort Delaware, July 31, 1865. Mr. Keyser has held the office of School Director five years. Mr. Keyser followed blacksmithing twenty-five years in Pennsylvania; he moved to Iowa in 1869. Mr. Keyser has good improvements; has a grove and 543 grape vines, sixty apple trees and cherries, crabs, etc. Mr. and Mrs. Keyser are members of the Lutheran Church. (1878 Kane Township)

RITCHEY, WRIGHT posted by Carolyn DeLay on Saturday, March 5, 2011

Looking for a Eugene WRIGHT or Musie RITCHEY WRIGHT of Belle Plaine. They are connected in my family tree, but cant find the exact connection. The Ritchies were originally from Ohio. I have pictures of her with my grandmother. They would have been born around 1980's. Thank you so much. If you need more information please contact me.

MARVIN, WOOD posted by Mike Appleby on Sunday, March 6, 2011

Looking for obituary of William Henry WOOD, b. 13 May 1877 in England and died 2 Nov 1937, possibly in Blairstown, Benton, Iowa. Husband of Cora May MARVIN WOOD. Owned the Corner Cafe in Blairstown from 1907-1920. Both buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Blairstown. Thank you for any assistance.

BERRY posted by John Berry on Sunday, March 6, 2011

I am looking for information concerning Fred M BERRY born around 1879 to Carrie BERRY in Iowa I believe. The 1880 us census had Carrie BERRY listed as a widow with a single son Fred. Any information would be appreciated.

BERRY posted by John Berry on Sunday, March 6, 2011

I am looking for information concerning a man named either Elijah BERRY, Bige BERRY, or Abigia BERRY married to Caroline McCoy. Any additional information or confirmation of what his actual name was would be wonderful. I believe they had two children, Fred BERRY and Bertha BERRY.

HINCHLIFFE, HOPP, MAAS, RENNER, SCHNETTLER, SHARP posted by Phyllis SCHNETTLER on Wednesday, March 9, 2011

MAAS/HINCHLIFFE/SCHNETTLER I am looking for obits on the following person: John Hinchliffe all I can find is a death year of 1946 they lived in Blairstown, Benton Co., IA and is buried in Pleasant Hill, Blairstown, Iowa I would like a full birth death and place he is the son of Thomas and Jeanette nee: SHARP HINCHLIFFE. I have his marriage to Regina Mary Maas Hinchliffe.

RENNER, Mary 12 Dec 1904 Feb 1978 73 52209 (Blairstown, Benton, IA) (none specified) Iowa

RENNER, Joseph A 27 Feb 1906 14 May 1991 (V) 85 52208 (Belle Plaine, Benton, IA) (none specified) Iowa I would like to know his parents names and marriage to Mary A. nee: Hinchliffe They married after 1929 because her first marriage was to Charles Neckwinder.

I would also like to know the parents of Alfred B. HOPP who was born 29 Apr 1913 Conroy Iowa and died 28 Jan 1994 Walford Benton IA I have his obit and marriage 19 Aug 1933 (? where) to Josephine HINCHLIFFE HOPP.

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