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Posted Queries for November 2013 thru January 2014


JOHNSON, SOLBERG, TWEDT posted by Marjory F. Solberg on Friday, November 1, 2013

I am looking for information about John S. JOHNSON and his wife, Eva JOHNSON. I would like to know when they came from the country of Norway and names of their children (if they were born in country of Norway or in Benton County IA, USA). A son, John Henry JOHNSON was born in Benton County and his son, Porter J. JOHNSON was born at Watkins, Benton County. John married Anna TWEDT of Benton County. John and Ann moved from Benton County to McCallsburg, IA. In 1913 John JOHNSON (from Benton County) informally changed his, and his children's family name to SOLBERG. The name was not officially changed but from that year on there was no further reference of the name, JOHNSON. Porter J. JOHNSON's (kown now as SOLBERG) son is Lowell LeRoy SOLBERG of Forest City, IA. Lowell is my husband. Lowell would like to have information about Peter S JOHNSON, John Henry JOHNSON and any of their brothers and sisters who moved with Peter JOHNSON and wife Eva to Benton County (from Norway, Europe).

GAASCH posted by Dona Lawson on Friday, November 1, 2013

I am the great-great granddaughter of John and Catherine (Schauber) GAASCH. I am trying to gather any information concerning my great-great grandparents or their children. Information that I collected from my father was that his ancestors came from Luxembourg and settled in Benton County, Iowa.

FRENCH, PIERCE posted by Byron Potts on Monday, November 4, 2013

Looking for a marriage certificate for Griffith R. PIERCE and Elizabeth FRENCH. They were married 7 Feb 1877 in Blairstown, Benton County, Iowa.

CLARK, WILDE posted by Cathy Wilde Collison on Thursday, November 7, 2013

CLARK, Elva (born 1866, died 1945) I am trying to find what school/college Elva CLARK (later married as WILDE) attended. In the IA Gen Web bio of the Edwin CLARK family, she was teaching in or near Van Horne in 1887 when she was 21. Daughter of Edwin CLARK. She was born in 1866, married to Albert WILDE in 1891. I am trying to find what normal school, college or art school she attended before teaching in Van Horne. Assume is would be 1885 or 1886 when in college or "Normal" school.

JOHNSON, MELBERG, SOLBERG posted by Lowell L. Solberg on Friday, November 8, 2013

How was Milo MELBERG related to John H. JOHNSON, who was born in Norway, IA and changed his name to John H. SOLBERG in 1913 (while living in Story County, IA? Milo told us in 1960 that they were cousins - both changing their names from JOHNSON.

DYRLAND, JOHNSON posted by Chris Milner on Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Looking for any information about Govert G and Martha DYRLAND from Skudesnes Rogaland County, Norway settled in Norway, Benton County, Iowa, USA 1866. Want particularly any information about adopting Johanna JOHNSON.

JOHNSEN posted by Chris Milner on Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Looking for any information about Jacob and Sigrid JOHNSEN who had daughters Sigrid 3 Apr 1874, Johanna 23 Jul 1875, Juliane 23 Jul 1875, and Oline Lisbeth 1 Aug 1877, all christened at Benton Lutheran Church.

GORDON posted by George Gordon on Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Looking for information about William GORDON who lived in Big Grove Twp,Benton County. I believe he was married to Annie Sloan. The marriage date is July 21,1866.William died on September 28,1909 and was interred in Garrison Cemetery. The inscription on his headstone (tombstone) indicates that he was born in County Tyrone, Ire. Any information regarding William GORDON would be most useful.

LICHTY, WEAVER posted by Linda McClure on Monday, January 6, 2014

Is there any information available to document a divorce between Charles Frederick WEAVER and Leah LICHTY WEAVER? There were married in Vinton March 21, 1872 and later moved to Nebraska but am not sure if the divorce happened while they were in Benton County. Thanks!

KERNS posted by Betsy Norris on Thursday, January 23, 2014

Looking for information about Hattie KERNS (b. 1811 in Ireland) and her sons Patrick, John, James, and Thomas. Thomas is my great great grandfather. They arrived approximately 1857, possibly from Cork. Patrick was a naturalized citizen in Benton County as of 1872.




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