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HOLT posted by Pat J. on Friday, April 1, 2011

HOLT, Eunice - born c. 1808, died 18 Jul 1878

Eunice HOLT is found owning land in Benton Co., IA in 1855 and is also in the Benton Co. 1860 and 1870 census. She died 18 July 1878 and I'm trying to verify if she died in Benton Co. Would there be ANY records available? Her husband, Nathan HOLT, is found in the 1880 Hamilton Co., IA census and there is a tombstone for both of them in Homewood Cemetery, Hamilton Co., IA but I don't know if she died in Benton or Hamilton Co. Any hints for further information would be greatly appreciated!

LORENZ posted by Judy Lorenz Frerichs on Thursday, April 7, 2011

looking for any info of a LORENZ Family that lived in Benton County in 1880s.The family was Fred & Mary Lorenz and children, Joachim,John,Fred,Christ,Will,Minnie,Reka,Mary & Bertha.

FISK posted by Jenny on Sunday, April 10, 2011

FISK, James H. Looking for information as to whether he remarried after the death of Eliza and if he had more children with possibly a second wife. I'm mising that one clue. Thanks, Jenny

MUNDS posted by Eric Oettel on Monday, April 11, 2011

My GGGrandfather was born in Fremont September 11, 1864. His name was Darres Wilburn MUNDS. Is there anyway to get a birth certificate that shows who his family was? Much Thanks,

DELFS posted by jamie fleming on Thursday, April 14, 2011

My 3rd great grandfather was Claus DELFS and 2nd great grandfather was Edward DELFS. I'm trying to find out if Carl DELFS was Edward's brother and anymore info about the family available. i thank you for setting up this website. it brought me closer to family i never knew and gave me new relatives as well.

HOLT posted by Pat J. on Monday, April 18, 2011

HOLT, Eunice (Mrs. Byron) died 18 Jul 1878 Benton or Hamilton Co., IA

Eunice is in the 1870 census for Benton Co. but is buried in Hamilton Co. where her children lived. Would there be newspapers from that era that might have an obituary?

JOHNSON, PEACOCK posted by Janis Peacock on Thursday, April 21, 2011

Raymond PEACOCK b. March 08, 1885 to Edward and Augusta Hall PEACOCK in Iowa County but lived with family in Benton County. He was married to Winnie JOHNSON 1910. By 1913 Winnie PEACOCK claimed she was Raymond's widow. No one can find any death of Raymond PEACOCK at that time or any other nor can we find him in any other state.

GRIFFEN, GRIFFIN, HARVEY posted by Dennis F. Harvey on Monday, April 25, 2011

This is just a thank you note. You volunteers found confirmation of my Great Grandmother, her burial place in Urbana Cemetery (I visited it yesterday, Easter Sunday) Catherine V. GRIFFIN.

Also the wedding date of my Grandparents John H. HARVEY and Mary E. GRIFFEN April 22, 1866. Thank you very much. If there is an obit. for Catherine GRIFFEN, died Aug. 13, 1863 that would be great.

KNOP, ULLERICH posted by Bob Anderson on Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Looking for obit and/or info on Marie (KNOP) ULLERICH, who was b. 24 Jun 1894 and died Oct 1983 in Vinton, Benton Co., Iowa. She was a widow of Edward ULLERICH. Trying to determine who her parents were.

ERICKSON, MATHREY, SAMPSON posted by Judy Giachino on Sunday, May 15, 2011

Hi, I came across your project site. I am a descendant of Knute SAMPSON and am wondering if there is anyone that might have some information of his first wife Carrie ERICKSON. The other side of my family history lists her as Carrie MATHREY. Hardly anything is known about her. Carrie was beaten by two robbers and it was so great an ordeal that she was sent back to her family in Illinois ablong with her very young son Bertram Sampson. She died in an insane asylum and that's all we know.




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