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Posted Queries for January thru August 2016

STRACHOTA posted by Chris Christensen on Friday, January 8, 2016

I am looking for an obit for John STRACHOTA He died on December 23, 1970.

BEHRENS, HESSENIUS, KROMMINGA posted by Janet Clawson on Monday, February 8, 2016

KROMMINGA - BEHRENS - HESSENIUS Looking for information for Afkalene BEHRENS HESSENIUS, b. 1868. Spouse John HESSENIUS, brother Claus BEHRENS, sisters or half-sisters Talena and Margaret KROMMINGA BEHRENS. Specifically wishing to find information other siblings who immigrated to the U.S., and on a change in surname for this family. I have heard that before coming to America, the family surname was KROMMINGA, but it was changed in Iowa. Can anyone substantiate this?

ADAMS, HERRON posted by Sandy King on Friday, February 12, 2016

I am searching for LLewellyn ADAMS (Luallen, Luallan). My great grandpa was Born June 14, 1826 in Noble Indiana; Died 1893 in Cedar Rapids, but buried in Vinton, Benton Co, Iowa. I'm not able to find his burial spot or any other info on him. Can you help? He was married to Emeline HERRON ADAMS.

ABBE, PHILLIPS posted by Elfrieda Abbe on Wednesday, May 4, 2016

I am looking for the birthplace of Frank Everts ABBE (1860-1913), who was born in Illinois but don't know specific county or town in Illinois. His father Albert ABBE was born in 1929 in Mansfield, CT. and died in 1899 in Polk City, IA, Benton County. His mother Amelia Medulia PHILLIPS was born in 1833 in Mansfield, CT and died in 1909 in Polk Twp. Any information about this family is most appreciated. Thank you.

COOK, KOCH posted by Janet (Cook) Hartje on Thursday, May 12, 2016

my great-grandfather Ben COOK born Oct 25, 1863 in Wisconsin lived in Belle Plaine, IA. He died June 27, 1900. He was a bridgeman for the railroad. He married Catherine 'Katie' Kenney or Kinney in 1890 in Clinton, Iowa. They had three children, Maude Sept 9, 1891; Frank July, 1893 and Bernard Roy Oct 10, 1895. All the children were born in Belle Plaine. I am trying to find the names of Ben COOK's parents. I found an obituary that said they lived in Wisconsin along with his two brothers but it did not say any names. I know our family name was changed at some point from KOCH to COOK. I don't know if Ben changed the name when he moved to Iowa or if their name was changed when they came to America. He was Catholic and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetary. can you suggest any sources who may have a record of Ben's parents?

SEWARD posted by Sally Seward Pesta on Friday, June 24, 2016

SEWARD I am researching family history and have information that my great great grandfather Reuben Hazlet SEWARD built a Grist Mill in Vinton Iowa. Supposedly around mid 1850' was washed away within a couple years by a flash flood. Pres Franklin Pierce granted acreage to Reuben

Name: Reuben Seward
Issue Date: 15 Oct 1855
Acres: 160
Meridian: 5th PM
State: Iowa
County: Benton
Township: 85-N
Range: 12-W
Section: 19
Accession Number: IA1610__.157
Metes and Bounds: No
Land Office: Dubuque

SMITH posted by Vicki Smith on Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Geral Fitch SMITH b.1898

WARRINER posted by Brian Warriner on Friday, July 1, 2016

We are visiting the county in September from Yorkshire, England. Has anybody got info of the family who arrived about 1913/14 George and Ruth Ann WARRINER Annie, Blanche, Ida and Herbert George WARRINER

NISSEN posted by Linda Brecht on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Does anyone know the years NISSEN Department Store was operational in Blairstown Iowa?

FRANKLIN, KNUPP, MCKINLEY, MCMAHON posted by Dianne Empringham on Monday, August 1, 2016

I am looking for any information you have on the following pioneer families to Benton County Iowa. John Blough KNUPP, Willard B. FRANKLIN, William H. MCKINLEY. I have quite a bit of Genealogy already, but would like stories, etc. Also information on James MCMAHON who lived in Benton county from about 1870 until his death in 1898. He was a Section Foreman for the Railroad.

HIGGINS posted by Kate Arthur on Saturday, August 27, 2016

I have a memorial card for John HIGGINS who died at Vinton, Benton age 26 Can you tell me which cemetery he is likely to be buried. He was born in Cornwall UK. parents Philip & Elizabeth HIGGINS

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