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Posted Queries for September thru November 2011

GAVIN, PAUSTIAN posted by Janet Clawson on Thursday, September 1, 2011

Seeking info for Edward GAVIN (b. 1858) and Josephine PAUSTIAN (b. 1860). Married 1879 in Marshall County, Iowa. Lived in the Belle Plaine area at least from 1885-1890. Edward Gavin may have worked for the railroad. Hoping to find a parent or sibling connection to other Gavins in the Belle Plaine area.

BUCKLIN posted by Adrienne Buckland Knight on Wednesday, September 7, 2011

BUCKLIN, David Scott or possibly David S or even just Scott. 1930 census in Vinton, Benton, Iowa as Scott Bucklin working at a restaurant. He is divorced. Ex-wife died in 1955 in Linn Co., Iowa. I have a hint of his death being in 1950 but would like proof. Obituary? He is not listed on Linn Co. death list. Thank you for any info.

MOREY, STEVENSON posted by Bruce D Morey on Thursday, September 8, 2011

Seeking any info on greatgreat grandfather: Austin S. MOREY, whose wife, Ellen (Ella) gave birth to my great grandfather gEorge Franklin MOREY in Blairstown in 1880. Austin (A.S.) and Ella (nee Ellen STEVENSON)were married in Blairstown in 1878.

BRACKEN posted by Nicole Bownes on Monday, September 12, 2011

I'm looking for the marriage record of a George A. BRACKEN to a french woman. They divorced before 1900 and were married less than 9 years. They had a daughter named Hattie. Any information would be appreciated.

RIGAUD posted by Alistair Nichols on Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Does anyone have further information about Francis James RIGAUD (first school master, County Surveyor and a JP)- other than that contained in the 1878 History of the County? I am particularly interested in his nationality and previous history.

SODEN, STROSSNIDER, SWARTZ posted by Sharron on Saturday, October 8, 2011

I am looking for information on Kate SWARTZ who had at least 2 children with Elias SODEN in Benton County Iowa between 1882 and 1885. Kate SWARTZ and Elias SODEN were both born in Ohio about 1856. I am looking to see is she passed and when. I do not ever find her listed anywhere. Elias SODEN is listed in the 1885 Jackson Benton County Iowa census with his parents as a married person. There was no information on wife or children. Cora Belle SODEN is listed in the 1895 Ruthvan,Palo Alto, Iowa census with Elias SODEN's parents. Elias SODEN remarried in 1890's to a Margret STROSSNIDER. Only the daughter born in 1885, Cora Belle SODEN survived, she was my great grandmother. I have informtion on the SODEN family. I have just found the birth record for Cora online that named her mother.

HOWARD, RUSSELL posted by Kerry Henderson on Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Looking for information on Nathaniel Eaton RUSSELL and his wife, Harriet HOWARD. Nathaniel died in 1895 in Garrison, Iowa, and Harriet died in 1893 in Garrison, Iowa, also. I know they had at least nine daughters. I would like to find out more about them and where they are buried. Any help would be appreciated.

BROSS posted by Marcia Rottinghaus on Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Does anyone have pictures of Kozy Korner near Van Horne and Blairstown. BROSS

DOLE, PERRY posted by Wilma Perry Olson on Friday, November 11, 2011

Mason Singleton PERRY Elizabeth DOLE PERRY Daniel PERRY

LEMAN, LEMONS, LOWE, MORAN posted by Evelyn L. DaLao on Monday, November 14, 2011

I would like a photocopy of a newspaper article from the local newspaper in Benton County, Iowa in 1862.The wedding took place on February 20, 1862, the brides name Dorothy Jane LOWE. The groom was John Charles (J.C., Charley)LEMONS,LEMAN, etc. Dorothy and her parents were living in Taylor township at the time of the marriage. I would be happy to reimburse someone to do this research for me. Possible groom's surname of MORAN but probably not. Please respond to my email

BOWEN posted by Marla Bowen on Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Looking for a death record for a John Wesley BOWEN died either 1888 or 1892 He lived in Dysart and is buried there. Tama county has no record of his death. May have died in Benton County.

HEINRICH, MORRIS posted by Diane CURLEY on Monday, November 21, 2011

I am looking for information(obit) or people related to Mabel MORRIS HEINRICH,who was born 27 Jan 1913 in Linn County,Iowa and died 24 Feb 2001 from Newhall,Benton County,Iowa.

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