Archived Queries

Archived Queries

The following Queries are taken from queries posted in years past. This archive is provided for those researchers who wish to try to contact these researchers. Note that email addresses will change over time and not all addresses in these archives will be valid.

Posted Queries for November 1998 through November 1999
BANGHAM, BEAVER, MCKAHAN, MCMILLEN posted by Carol Sutherland on 11/01/98
Arthur H. BANGHAM, son of Henry C and Keziah (MCKAHAN) BANGHAM married Goldie BEAVER, dau of Dr.Charles V and Elizabeth (MCMILLEN) BEAVER on 1 Jan 1908 in Anita, Cass Co, IA.
BANGHAM, BROWN, NELSON posted by Carol Sutherland on 11/01/98
I'm searching for descendants of my very special cousin, Bessie (BROWN) NELSON. She married Alfred A NELSON. Bessie's mother was Euphemia BANGHAM and her father was Charles BROWN. Bessie was born in the Anita area, Cass Co, IA, on 20 Oct 1881. She was a first cousin of my grandfather, Arthur H. BANGHAM. A short time after 1957, Bessie wrote a wonderful family history of which I have a copy (this could also be the original.) I would like to locate/contact Bessie's descendants and converse with them about this family history manuscript. Bessie and Alfred NELSON had ch: Charles B, Rose Marie, Alfred A. and Stanley E. In 1920, Bessie and Alfred were listed on the Federal Census in Atlantic, Cass Co, IA.
BANGHAM, JENKINS, MCKAHAN posted by Carol Sutherland on 11/01/98
Henry C and wife Keziah (MCKAHAN) BANGHAM moved to Cass Co, IA from
ADAMS, GADOBY, READ posted by Ron Petty on 11/04/98
I'm looking for info on the John READ family. John READ was born abt. 1850, married a Sabina GADOBY?. A child, Sabina "Dot" READ, b. 23 Jun 1876, Eng married to John Thomas ADAMS, father of grandmother Elsie Annie ADAMS, resident of Griswold, now deceased.
DAVIS posted by Ron Petty on 11/04/98
Searching for info on the Edward D.DAVIS family. Edward was born 1834, Wales, son, John Morgan DAVIS, b. 28 Mar 1875, is g grandfather. John's son was Dall Edward DAVIS, resident of Griswold, now deceased Anything familiar.? Thanks,Linda.
BANGHAM, BEAVER, BLOOD, JENKINS, MCKAHAN posted by Carol Sutherland on 11/08/98
My GG-Grandmother, Elizabeth (JENKINS) BANGHAM was b. 1815 in OH. She married Benjamin BANGHAM, b. 1814 in OH, 31 Aug 1834 In Clinton Co, OH.Elizabeth JENKINS had at least two brothers: James B and Evan H. Both of these brothers are buried in the Evergreen Cemetery, Anita, IA. Benjamin BANGHAM was a birthright member of the Quaker society but upon marrying Elizabeth Jenkins (a mon memnber), Benjamin was disowned. Benjamin was given several oppurtunities to retain his Quaker membership but he choose to renounce his marroage to Elizabeth JENKINS as a non-Quaker. In the summer of 1997 I traveled to Anita, IA and spent many days in your lovely town. I was able to view several articles (via microfilm) of you local newpaper, 'The Anita Triburne'. I took as many copies of the microfilms as possible but, alas, I still have many questions. If anyone can do a look-up, here are my requests: (1) Marriage of Raymond BEAVER and Grace BLOOD (abt 1905) (2) Death of Daniel MCKAHAN, abt 1900. (perhaps an abit) (3) Death of Elizabeth (JENKINS) BANGHAM. Eliza died abt 1896, in Anita, but was buried in Poweshiek Co, IA. Any information on my abovve ancestors/relatives will be very much appreciated.
CAMPBELL, LUTSEY, MURPHY posted by Mo Scholar on 11/08/98
Looking for additional family members of Patrick MURPHY and his wife, Mary Catherine LUTSEY who lived the latter part of 1800's and early 1900's in Cass County. Other family names include his daughter, Susie MURPHY and her husband, Elmer Ellsworth CAMPBELL who lived in Griswold Iowa for many years prior to moving to Clarinda in 1920.
ANDREW, ELDRIDGE posted by Terri Sackett on 11/10/98
I am trying to learn more about spouse's family history. We know that at least one son and possibly two daughters were born in Atlantic, IA. This is the information that we have been able to gather: M.W. (no first name) and Francis ELDRIDGE parents of at least Daniel--unknown if Daniel had any siblings. Daniel Stephen ELDRIDGE dob 03-31-1873 - dod 03-31-1954 m. Estelle Maude ANDREW (or Maude Estelle)--on her headstone it is on there as Estelle Maude, however, on SS information on their child, says Maude Estelle dob 06/27/1874 dod 08/11/1942 Child: Hubert Daniel, dob 04/18/1896 - dod 05/07/1971--born in Atlantic. Child: Inez Beulah dob 10/30/1898 - dod 01/03/1916. Child: Beverly dob 11/13/1917-unknown We are tyring to find background information on if they grew up in Iowa and then moved further west, Daniel, Estelle and Inez are all buried in Ft. Collins CO, Hubert in CA. Would like to know if Estelle and Daniel were married in Cass County. Also looking for any information on the M.W., and his family--he is a gggrandparent. Thank you in advance for any information that you can help with.
CASEY, CURRIE posted by Barbara & Phil Casey on 11/11/98
Please send me any information you find on: James Patrick CASEY. James married Lulu CURRIE. He was the father of Earl Francis CASEY.
FLEMING, POWERS posted by Kris Barnard on 11/11/98
Looking to verify information about my g. grandmother, Ann POWERS, who was born in Marne, Cass County, Iowa in 1881. Her parents were John J. POWERS, originally from England, and Sarah FLEMING, who was born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
ODELL posted by Phoebe & Doyal O'Dell on 11/16/98
My husband's great grandparents lived in Cass county, according to the 1880 Cass County, Pleasant Township Census. We have a photo of their tombstones. We have been told that the name of the cemetery is the Waverly Church cemetery. Is there such a place in Cass County? The inscriptions read as follows Elder N. A. O'DELL born June 4, 1816 died Aug 19, 1882 (there is an open bible on top of the stone) and Mahala , wife of Rev. N.O'DELL, died April 8, 1884 aged 68 years. We were told that Waverly Church was near Elliott, Ia. which I understand is close to the Cass County boarder. If there is an old newspaper, that might have obits of these two people could you give me that information, as well as clearing up for us just where they are burried. Thank you very much for your help. Hope to hear from you soon.
FINDLEY, GRAHAM, WALDRON posted by Elish Fab on 12/04/98
I am searching for John W. GRAHAM. He lived in Cass Co. He served in the Civil war, I believe in the 31st Army. He married Ruth WALDRON, they had six children. One of their daughters was my Paternal grandmother. Her name was Nellie Mae GRAHAM FINDLEY. I would appreciate any information about either John W. GRAHAM or his wife Ruth WALDRON or their daughter Nellie Mae GRAHAM FINDLEY. Thank you.
FORRESTER, WATERS posted by Gerry Waters on 12/20/98
Looking for info on the WATERS family name. My grandfather,Cornelius may have been raised in Atlantic or Griswold. Not sure if he actually married my Grandmother but her name was Odessa FORRESTER, also from Atlantic. Both are buried in Council Bluffs.I think my g,grandfather was William Monroe WATERS, b-1826 in Wood Co.,WV. His father's name may have been Timothy and mother, Elizabeth. Would appreciate any help.
WALTERS posted by Kelly Adams on 12/26/98
Interested in any any WALTERS in the Cass and surrounding Counties. I have a Frank and Ralph and a Gotlieb and no other information.
BARRY, BERRY, BRUCE posted by C W Barnes on 12/27/98
Searching the Richard and Harriett (___ingfield) BARRY/BERRY family. Son, Frederick resided in Atlantic, Cass Co., Iowa, farmer, 1893 when he married Daisy BRUCE in Cumberland. Richard owned a farm in Cass county, 1873 to 1900.
BRONSE, NEEDHAM, STEWART, STOVER posted by Dave Needham on 12/30/98
I am searching for the family of Winslow STEWART (b. 1839 in PA), who married Fanny NEEDHAM (b. 1842 in PA). Their daughter Maud Anna STEWART was born Aug 2, 1881 in Caberry, Ford Co, IL, and died June 6, 1962 in Griswold, Cass Co, Iowa. Maud married Joel STOVER and their children were Pearl Stover (married Arthur BRONSE), Gladys STOVER and Vernice M. STOVER. Thank you.
GRANT, PORTER posted by Audrey Annable Franklin on 12/31/98
I am looking for information on Floyd Everett GRANT who married Grace Evangeline PORTER in Grant, Montgomery Cty, IA on Jan. 20, 1915. She was born there on Jan 13, 1897.
PHIPPEN posted by Phyllis Ann Phippen Huston on 12/31/98
Maiden name was Phyllis Ann PHIPPEN, born 6/12/49 in the Atlantic Hospital. At that time, the smallest living baby to be born. I would be most interested in finding the article that was written about the birth. Parents names were George and Imogene PHIPPEN. If this search incurs any cost, please let me know and I will be more than happy to compensate your fees. Thank you very much.
BANGHAM, BEAVER, JENKINS, LEASURE, MCKAHAN, MCMILLEN posted by Carol Sutherland on 01/01/99
BANGHAM: Henry C BANGHAM located in Cass Co, IA about 1881. Henry and his wife Keziah (MCKAHAN) were the parents of Ernest, Lewis, William, Arthur, Harriet, and Ruby. JENKINS: James B JENKINS arrived in Cass Co, IA abt 1880. James and his wife, Sarah (LEASURE) had several children, namely: Mary, John C, Isola, Claudia and James O. BEAVER: Dr. Charles V Beaver and his family moved to Anita, IA in 1894 from Grant, Montgomery Co, IA. Dr. C. V. Beaver and his wife, Elizabeth (MCMILLEN), had the following ch: Raymond and Goldie. Goldie married Arthur BANGHAM, s. of Henry and Keziah, on 1 Jan 1908. After their marriage, Arthur and Goldie moved to CA. I would like to correspond with any relatives of the above families.
GRAVATT, ROBSON posted by Karen O'Connor on 01/04/99
Benjamin ROBSON b.21 Dec or March 1863 in Yorkshire, England--one of 13 children, several of whom settled in sw Iowa. Lived in Clarinda in 1925 Iowa Census. Died in Lewis, Iowa on 17 Feb. 1931. Buried Oakwood Cemetery. East side. Emma (GRAVATT) ROBSON b. 2 October 1871 maybe in Illinois. Know nothing of her parents or siblings. Do not know the date or place of their marriage. She died on 7 Nov. 1936 in Lewis and is also buried in Oakwood Cemetery. I would like to have their obituaries and death records to get parent names and any details on their marriage. Thank you much. Requesting guidance to find obits, death certif, and any leads on my ancestors: Benjamin ROBSON and Emma GRAVATT ROBSON. They died and are buried in Lewis. What would the paper have been called so I could look for Benj. obit d. 17 Feb 1931 and Emma's d. 7 Nov. 1936. Your assistance would be appreciated.
EVANS, MCCLURE posted by Sandra Moore Fitzgerald on 01/05/99
I am looking for information about John F. MCCLURE, born Adair Co , IA 1863. Married Martha EVANS abt.1890. Listed in 1910 census in Cumberland, Cass Co ,Iowa. I have information to share on the MCCLURE and EVANS families.
GREEN posted by Dave Green on 01/07/99
I am searching for info. on Patrick GREEN who came from Ireland to New York State to Iowa. Had sons John, Edward, Richard, Robeert, Pat and James. The 1870 Iowa Census shows them living in Brighton Township in Cass County Iowa with wife Anna and sons John, Edward, Richard, Robert, Pat and James. I would like to add the name GREEN to your list.
MISNER posted by Joan R. Jones on 01/10/99
Does anyone information about the family of Flora, who was the wife of Emory MISNER ? She was born 2 August 1862 and died 4 July 1918 in Cass Co. Both she and her husband are buried in the Atlantic Cemetery.
CLARK, LAMILLER posted by Lauretta Yates on 01/15/99
My grandmother and grandfather were married in Cass county Ia. Nov. 1898, Her name was Delia Ivarn LaMILLER, and he was Jesse Grant CLARK. I cannot find anything with the correct spelling of her name, her father was suppose to have been born in Germany, so the spelling is probably wrong. They had 6 or 7 kids born in Cass county also. Can you tell me where to start my search? Thankyou
MACECY, MCENIRY posted by Robert Wedding on 01/18/99
Looking for descendants of Michael Francis McENIRY and his wife, Ellen MACECY. They migrated from Rock Island Co., IL after 1870. Known children were Elizabeth, Mary, Marlbar?, Timothy, William, and Ellen. If you arelated, please contact me.
MORGAN, PRATT posted by Sharon Pierpont on 01/20/99
Searching for information on Thomas MORGAN a farmer in Cass County, Iowa in 1900. He married Madge L. PRATT, in Kansas (her parents home) March 20, 1900. Madge was a school teacher in Cass County. Their children were: Mildred MORGAN, Ralph Pratt MORGAN, Marjorie Jean MORGAN. This is all I know about them. Madge was my Mother's Aunt. At some point in time I believe they moved to California. Thank You.
GINGERY, MILLER, SHANK posted by Carla Miller Davis, M.D. on 01/21/99
Searching for long lost daughters of Leanna SHANK and Daniel MILLER. Sarah MILLER, born Nov 24, 1834 and Elizabeth MILLER, born Sept 14, 1840, in Stark County, Ohio, emigrated first to Crawford County, Illinois and then on to Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa. They married brothers, Sarah to William GINGERY and Elizabeth to Edward GINGERY. Will share information on their 11 other brothers and sisters.
ANDERSON, LOW, WHELPLEY posted by Rillene Nielsen on 01/22/99
Is anyone on the list currently doing any research in Cass County IA. Or better yet, is anyone out there currently living in or near Cass Co. Need a few ideas on sources. Am searching for information on: Rev. Albert D. LOW, born in NY in 1813, resided in Prairie de Chein, WI, prior to marriage to Mahala WHELPLEY, born 1833, in New York. Married 21 March 1855 in Lake Co., Ohio. Living in Viroqua, Vernon, WI in 1856. Died 1887 in Atlantic, Cass Co., Iowa. Listed in Cass Co. 1880 census; his father was born in Massachusetts. Mahala's parents, Daniel WHELPLEY and Mabel ANDERSON are buried in the Kirtland Temple Cem. in Kirtland, OH. Daniel WHELPLEY, b. 23 Jan 1794, Newcastle, Westchester, NY; d. 1884, Kirtland, Lake, OH. Mabel ANDERSON, b. 1800, MA; d. 1877, Kirtland, Lake, OH. Children: Jay Kay Viroqua, Vernon, WI 1856 (my line); Carrie, Unknown 1858 (not positive on relationship yet); Austin W., IA 1871; William E., IA 1873 Albert was a minister. I have found him listed in the marriage books preforming marriages during the early 1880's. However, I haven't been able to find a denomination he was associated with. Ministers returns have him signing as "Minister of the Gospel". Also have some land records listing the book and page numbers for the deeds, but have been unable to locate the actual deed. Have these deeds been distroyed and all we have left are the indexes? I spoke with someone at the County Recorders office, but they were not very helpful. Probably just having a bad day. Was hopeing that by finding a deed it might tell me where they were living prior to their move to Cass County. I also have spouses and some children for Albert's kids. Would love to find a cousin!
MEIGHAN posted by Matthew Meighan on 02/01/99
Looking for information about Charles Woodward MEIGHAN, born in Atlantic Iowa in November, 1889.
RILEY posted by Beatrice L. Carmichael Hood on 02/02/99
Am looking for parents of my Grandfather William O. RILEY, born Feb. 8, 1866. They reportedly lived in Cass County about the time Wm was born or a little after. William O. RILEY came to Cass Co from WI about 1867 - 1875 after his father died in WI. Came with his paternal grandfather, mother & sister. Names unknown. Appreciate any and all information.
SCHWARZENBACH, STOPLAR posted by Joni Vella on 02/02/99
I am looking for information on the SCHWARZENBACH family who lived in Cass County from 1869 to 1880. Andrew SCHWARZENBACH, Sr. 9-12-1832 to 3-29-1912 and wife Caroline STOPLAR 10-14-1834 to 10-26-1919. Children Andrew Jr., Charles, Mary, Anna, Fred, and William. Andrew and Charles were born in LaSalle, Co, IL. Fred was born near Atlantic, IA I think in 1874. Don't know about the others. Any help in locating birth info. or more specific info about where they lived, etc. would be appreciated. Thank you.
DIXON posted by Sara Broers on 02/05/99
DIXON is the surname I am searching. My Grandfather, Arthur Lyle DIXON, said that he was born in Southwestern Iowa in 1905, possibly 10 years before this date. He always talked about growing up around Atlantic, IA, possibly, Russell, IA. We have so many dead ends as we cannot find a birth record of him anywhere. Does anyone in the area know of an Archie DIXON, (he said that was his father's name.) He did mention living with a Grandmother in Kansas City for a period of time as a young child.
EBLEN posted by The Martin Family on 02/11/99
EBLEN, Joseph & Mary. I am searching for the marriage record of these two people. I believe it to be app.. the year of 1901-1902. I would appreciate any help. Thanks
KENNEDY posted by Emmett Brooks on 02/23/99
Looking for any information on Louis KENNEDY b 2 Jun 1891 d Feb 1971. Last known residence 50022 Atlantic, Cass Co., Ia Any information would be greatly appreciated
PETERMAN posted by n/a on 02/24/99
A member of the Cass County Genealogical Society stopped by this afternoon looking for information on John Wesley Peterman. I found his obituary. If you are aware of who this may have been, let her know that I found some information for her. John Wesley PETERMAN 12/O9/1852 - O1/24/1939. Died at the Jones Hospital in Atlantic, IA David Todd Audubon County GenWeb Coordinator
SCHROEDER, WIEPERT posted by Mary Huhman on 03/04/99
I am looking for newspaper articles about late 1950's early 60 about a Murder/Arson which involved a Nicholas SCHROEDER. I am also researching WIEPERT & found a note to myself about a Theodore WIEPERT and Cass County. Would you happen to have knowledge of either? Thank you for your time.
KIDNEY, SWARTS posted by Lcengbreng on 03/10/99
LIzzie SWARTS is her maiden name. She has two dates: #1 - born: 8/30/1871, died: 4/1975, Anita, Cass County, Iowa. #2 - born 4/1/1891, died: 12/1975, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa. Her father's name was Wilson Kirby SWARTS and her mother's name was Elisa A. KIDNEY (?). She had three brothers: Fred, William and Samuel Wilson SWARTS (Samuel was born 7/13/1872, in Moulton, Appanoose County, Iowa, died 10/16/1949, Redding, Shasta County, CA.)
ALLEN, HEATH posted by Jean Coleman on 03/13/99
HEATH, Orpha Eldora - born 1860 Cass County, Iowa - married Dennis Collins ALLEN, family moved to Corning, Iowa around or before 1881.
ADAMS, JONAS, JONES posted by Carolyn Bally on 03/14/99
Adam ADAMS was born Mar 21, 1838 in Ohio. Died July 19, 1915 in Griswold (Cass Co.) IA. He grew up in Pine Creek Township, Ogle Co, IL and moved to Iowa around 1877, living in Montgomery Co, IA around 1909, then moving to Cass Co. According to his Obit, he was survived by 4 sons and 2 daughters. Would like to make contact with his decendants. Eli was born Mar 20, 1840 in OH. He grew up in Pine Creek township, Ogle Co, IL. Married Emma JONAS Feb 17, 1862. Married a second time to Nettie JONES Nov 29, 1889, in Pine Creek township, Ogle Co, IL. He moved to IA and lived in Cass Co, IA in 1889, moving to Hardin Co, IA aprx 1909. Eli and Adam were brothers. Want to contact decendants of Eli and Adam.
NOLLEN posted by John Fuesterr on 03/17/99
I am trying to obtain an obituary on Clara NOLLEN. She was born Nov. 13, 1914, and died Sept. 1987. Her last residence, as far as I know, was Atlantic, Cass County Iowa. Any information relating to this is appreciated.
BOCK, MARKS posted by Nyckola Beavers on 03/19/99
I am trying to locate the cemetery in Cass Country where my great grandmother was buried sometime around 1915 . Her name was Sarah MARKS ...maiden name was BOCK. My mother believes it was somewhere by the town of Lewis or possibly Alantic. The family has been trying to loacte this for some time now. If you could be of any help to me, I sure would appreicate it . If there's a chance of retreiving the obituary that would be great also. If there is a cost please let me know.
MCCALL, PETERSEN posted by Ina Hargis on 03/19/99
I am searching for any information on both of my parents' biological father's. Valdemar PETERSEN came from Denmark and married my grandmother in Atlantic, Iowa in 1926. I want to find out where he came from in Denmark. Harold MCCALL was married to my other grandmother in Atlantic, Iowa in 1920. Posted to the IAGenExchange Queries at http://www.genexchange.com/ia/
BREACH, WRIGHT posted by SNeigh on 03/21/99
I am trying to collect infofmation about my grandfather , who passed away before I was born. His name is Vernon Earl WRIGHT . He was married to Mamie BREACH .I do not know any dates. There were three children born of this marriage, that I know about. Norman, Calvin, and Betty. Norman was my father. He passed away on April 10 1984. he was born on August 5, 1921.Any information would be appreciated also who his parents were.
BAIRD, EDGERTON, STONE, YOUNG posted by Brenda Baird Magee on 03/23/99
BAIRD, EDGERTON, STONE, YOUNG- John BAIRD & Charlotte Amelia EDGERTON YOUNG brought their family to western Iowa, raising them in Cass County for a time. Harlan, their oldest son, married Mary Jane (Minnie) STONE in July, 1891 (place of marriage unknown). Charlotte & two of Harlan's sons, Benjamin & Lyman, are buried in the Marne cemetary. Location & the date of John's death are unknown. Any help with this branch or allied families is most welcomed. I am willing to share information & even photos of the family.
GREEN, KELLEY posted by Robert L Mallett on 03/23/99
I am researching O. R. KELLEY/Rosa Bell GREEN family. They were married in Cass Co. Iowa in 1900 and lived in Cass and/or Audubon counties until at least 1911. Four children Maud Marie, Florence Bernice, Genevieve, and Dorothy, were born to them during this time Any help in finding this family would be appreciated. I have been unable to locate them on census records. Thank you.
GARDNER, SHADBOLT posted by John W. Shadbolt on 03/26/99
Looking for info on a Edgar Alivador SHADBOLT- b-9-6-1876 in cass co.parents were William and Dora (GARDNER) SHADBOLT thank you for the post.
CROFF posted by Corky Akers Edmonds on 04/03/99
I am researching my family tree. My grandmother has told me that her maternal grandmother was Emma Franernah CROFF and that she was born July 18, 1956 in Cass County Iowa. Can anyone help?
PARKER posted by Mick Parker on 04/08/99
My great-great grandfather, John Ashley PARKER, died on October 25, 1890, in Cass County, IA. He lived in the Anita area. According to the record I have, he was born in Indiana on June 12, 1825. I can find no further information. Would there have been a death certificate for him? Would it tell me where in Indiana he was born? Parents' names? I'm a real novice at this so I hope I'm not asking inappropriate questions. Thank you very much.
ELEDGE, ELLEDGE, ELLEGE posted by Cynthia Snider on 04/18/99
Have Some Cass Co. ELLEDGE, ELEDGE, ELLEGE, etc. in Book I am writing and wonder if you can enlighten me on more information about them. John B. ELLEDGE was main one and I have some of his family down to present in California. Any help will be appreciated as the time for the book to be published is near.
Looking for any of following names: REEVES, HAMILTON, MOULTON, BANE, CROMWELL, DRYDEN, HOFFMAN, CHAMNESS, KINNEY, LYTLE. My second email address is dmmiller@ticon.net. Thanks for any help you can give me. In 1881 William S. and Margarette Caroline HAMILTON REEVES were moving to Iowa. En route William died 31 Oct 1881 (buried in Jameson Graveyard), but Margarette, 8 months pregnant, stayed in the area with her children long enough for Opha Nevada REEVES (my ggm) to be born 5 Dec 1881, Wiota, Cass County. Any help in solving mystery is greatly appreciated.I don't know who they stayed with, since they were just passing through toward Marion County when my gggf died Oct 31 (buried in Wiota Cemetery). My gggm was pregnant, and stayed in the area at least long enough for the baby (my ggm) to be born on Dec 5, 1881. Contact me, Maretta Miller Office of the Registrar 414-472-1580
AKER, ANDERSON, BEACH posted by Jo E. Anderson on 05/05/99
ANDERSON, Henry Beach and his wife, Anna E. AKER Anderson moved to Cass County in the mid 1870's. (A daughter, Hettie May, was born in 1875 in Cass County and a son, Riley Loman was born in 1877 in Cass County.) Henry's parents, Zuinglius and Urania BEACH ANDERSON, came with the family from Illinois. Urania died in Jan, 1876. She is supposed to be buried in Atlantic Cemetery, Subdivision 1, Lot 144. No tombstone is at that grave site.
FLAHERTY posted by Ann Flaherty on 05/08/99
I'm searching for info on my ggp. William FLAHERTY, farmer, was born June 1846 in Ireland. Anna Muligan FLAHERTY was b. June 1850 in Ireland. They may have farmed near Massena in about 1880. My gf James Timothy FLAHERTY was born May 13, 1881 in Massena. Any assistance greatly appreciated.
ORMANDY posted by Rod on 05/11/99
Hello,My students an I are working on primary sources (pension records) of a Thomas ORMANDY who died in Andersonville during the Civil War. We are trying to gather as much information on this family as possible to "write" history. On one of the legal documents where the mother: Sarah Jones ORMANDY, is ,trying to recieve pension benifits for her children she delares that their son, George J. ORMANDY "was born at Lewis Cas County State of Iowa on the 21st day of February 1857. That it was a wild prairie country, and she believes that there is no public record and that best possible evidence of birth that cam produce of said child is her own statement." We were hoping that you might direct us to some information on why people would have been in that part of the country during 1857 and maybe possibly hook us up with more specific information on the ORMANDY family. Were the pioneers? How could we find out. Thank You, Kathleen Sadler (Grade 8 - U.S. History) Southern Middle School Calvert County Maryland.
HOGEWONING, HOOGEWONING, HOOGEWOONING, OWEN posted by Frank C. Hoogewoning on 05/17/99
Looking for any information on Cornelius HOGEWONING who married Sylvia Charity OWEN on 30 Jun 1904 in Atlantic, Cass, Iowa. Who were the parents of these spouses, where and when were they born, did they have children, etc. Any information on HOGEWONING /HOOGEWONING /HOOGEWOONING is most welcome. Frank C. Hoogewoning, Amsterdam, Holland
posted by Gay R Davis on 05/18/99
Do you have anyone on your site who could do a look-up for me in A< MEMORIAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF IOWA? I have a quote and I need the page number for a book. Any help appreciated. Gay Wickersham Davis
BOND, HODGES posted by Terasa on 05/19/99
I am searching for the surnames of HODGES and BOND in Cass County. Leslie Myron HODGES moved to Cumberland from Adair County and Della Hodges BOND moved to Lewis from Adair County. Leslie was born in Iowa while Della was born in Kansas. Thanks for your assistance.
BRADLEY posted by Jack L. Bradley on 05/20/99
Looking for Merle Hayward BRADLEY, born to William J. and Etta Chloe BRADLEY in 1906 in Cass County. Thanks Jack L. Bradley, 318 North Sixth St., Chillicothe, IL 61523.
SWARTS posted by Lcengbreng on 05/26/99
I am interested in knowing if the following person is a relation: Lizzie SWARTS, b: 8/30/1871 - d: Apr 1975, Anita, Cass County, IA SS#478-56-2434 issued in Iowa in 1962 If you could tell me her father's name, I would appreciate it. Thank you.
HURST, MURRAY, WALTON posted by Janice Hurst Head on 05/26/99
I am reserching John Henry ( Uncle Bade) HURST family. He was born Oct.1,1864 in Cass twp. died Sept.20,1952 Boone co. Ia. Married Estella WALTON, Gilbert, br.1886 in Penn. died in Boone co. 1957. Their children Donald, Helen, Ethel,and Marie. Donald married Ethel MURRAY. I am trying to find ancesters and any information on Johns father , Landa Jefferson HURST and his ancesters also any other of my ancesters on the MURRAY side.
BONNETT, SEWELL posted by Scott Carter on 05/30/99
I am looking for the descendants of William Andrew SEWELL (13 Jun 1871-20 Feb 1960). William was born in Belleville, Wood Co, West Virginia and was the son of Andrew Jackson SEWELL (9 Apr 1835-15 Jun 1916) and Martha Ellen BONNETT (11 Mar 1834-1908). From information gathered it is apparent that William Andrew passed away in Atlantic, Cass County, IA. Any leads would be greatly appreciated.
BAKER posted by Joleen Schultz on 06/12/99
I am looking for information on and the family of Marshall N. BAKER, born app. 1847 in Illinois. He moved to Cass Co., IA from Jackson Co., IA sometime after 1870. I have an address of Anita in 1896 and Atlantic in 1898. I believe His wife's name was Ellen. I would like to know the names of any children and the date of his death. I would be interested in hearing from any of his descendents or others who may have information about him.
BACON, ELSWICK posted by Chris Elswick on 06/16/99
Does anyone do lookups on marriages in Cass Co. Iowa. I am trying to locate the marriage of Ira Carl ELSWICK to Bertha BACON 1909-1910. They lived in Pottawattamie Co., but there is no record of them marrying in that county. Ira Carl had an Aunt and Uncle that lived in Cass Co. Any info would be appreciated.
VANSLYKE posted by Carol Jeffries on 06/21/99
Looking for Eugenia S. VANSLYKE b 1848 NY - was she relative of Christopher VANSLYKE of Cass Co?
WALLACE, WILSON posted by joaquinw on 06/29/99
I am trying to verify the birth place of my Grandfather who was born in Atlantic, Cass County, IA 11 Dec 1858. His name is James Rutherford WALLACE. His parents are Robert WALLACE and Mary WILSON. They may have been emigrants from Ireland.
BARTLES posted by Maxine DeBord on 07/01/99
I have a Frederick BARTLES who died August 10, 1870 in Cass Co., IA. I Would like to know what cemetery he is buried in. If anyone knows please let me know.
HOLBROOK posted by Jane Srail on 07/05/99
Seeking children of James & Mellie HOLBROOK who came from IL to farm near Griswold in the 1880's.
ELSEY, WEAVER posted by Claudia Weaver on 07/05/99
my grandfather, Edgar Raymond WEAVER was born in Lewis, Cass Co. On sept. 2,1891.His parents were also born there, their names were Myron Grant WEAVER and Iola Harriet ELSEY WEAVER. I wish to learn everything I can about them. Maybe you can give me ideas on how to procede.
BISHOP, MOWERY, STRANGE, WARE posted by Marilyn Bolster Zimmer on 07/10/99
Looking for information on family of Benjamin Franklin WARE, a civil war soldier who is buried in Glendon, Iowa. One of his children Adellah married David D. MOWERY. We think Adella was administrator of her mother's estate. After Benjamin F. WARE died, his wife Sarah Ann (BISHOP) WARE married Basil E. STRANGE in 1881.If anyone has information on this family please contact me.
CASSELL, MUNTZ, PENCE, SHAFFER, SHEFFER posted by Jim Lewis on 07/16/99
My GGGrandfather and family disappeared from Preble Co OH in the mid 1850's. Some family lore says they went to Iowa, but I haven't any proof. The 1860 IA Census Index shows an Andrew SHAFFER in Cass Co, Logansport. If someone has access to the actual census would you please see if that matches these folks: 1) Andrew SHAFFER (or perhaps SHEFFER) born about 1810 VA. His wife, Sarah/Sally PENCE born about 1805 VA. Their daughter, Mary Jane SHAFFER born abt 1830, OH married Daniel SHAFFER 1853 Preble Co. (I have seen Mary Jane in records as Jane and as Mary also). I suspect Jane and her husband, who were probably cuz, traveled with her parents, wherever they went. Daniel was born in IN, date unknown. 2) Dau Delila SHAFFER, born abt 1833, OH married William CASSELL1850 Preble. William and Delila did not leave the Preble/Montgomery Co OH area. Andrew was the son of Michael SHAFFER and Nancy MUNTZ. He had two younger brothers Ira and Daniel Washington SHAFFER or SHEFFER. Probably more than a coincidence that Michael owned land around Logansport, Cass Co Indiana.
BEASON, GLOVER, GRIFFITH, LYONS, RAGAN posted by June E. Gardner on 07/18/99
I've done a lot of research of Cass County Records from Microfilm. I Would like to make contact with family from these families: RAGAN, BEASON, LYONS, GLOVER. My gggrandfather, George RAGAN, his son, Charles and wife Louisa J. GRIFFITH Ragan, are buried in Jameson Cemetery, Franklin Twp., Cass County. My g aunt Mary E. RAGAN m. Wm A. BEASON in Dec 1869 and several of their children were born in Cass Co., Another g aunt, Sarah RAGAN m D.W. LYONS in Jan 1870. My ggrandmother G. Alice RAGAN m John C. GLOVER in Atlantic, Cass Co., Dec 1880. The GLOVER's, moved on to Colorado by 1886.
LANEGAN, LANIGAN posted by Mary Ellen Lanigan Reisenauer on 07/18/99
I am looking for any possible family of a John LANEGAN or LANIGAN who lived in Cass County Iowa and died 1870-1900. Thanks!
BOWEN, GOODALE posted by Dj on 07/18/99
I am looking for an Almond GOODALE, President of the bank in Atlantic Iowa in 1860 and he had a gold brick in the bank from a stage robbery, his son was involved with. Have the story but can't find these people. The story goes the son was on his way in chains and escaped and never heard from again. Story is my GGfather is the man and name changed to BOWEN. Any help on this town and where it was or is.
Seeking information on Leander S ROCKWELL and his descendants. Leander S ROCKWELL was born 10 Mar 1848 in Vermont. His parents were Samuel & Eunice (RICE) ROCKWELL. The family moved to Erie County PA circa 1849 and moved to New Sharon, Mahaska County, IA before 1860. Leander married Naomi C SANDERS in Mahaska County IA on 7 Dec 1872. Leander moved to the Corley area of Shelby County in the mid 1870's. In 1887 Naomi died. Leander married Susan YODER 1 Oct 1890 in Cass County, IA. He may have lived near Wiota IA. While living in Cass Township he may have had a nephew, Milo Alonzo ROCKWELL, living with him after Milo's mother died. Leander died 18 Feb 1828 in Grand Junction, CO. He is said to be buried in the Atlantic Cemetery in Atlantic, Cass County, IA. Leander's daughter Anna Elizabeth ROCKWELL married Fred RANSDALL in Harrison County, IA on 20 Mar 1895. Leander S ROCKWELL's brothers and sister that I know of were: Alonzo, Alanson, Jared, Eunice Diane ROCKWELL PENLAND GAY, Lyman, Edmund and Richard. I am descended from Leander's brother Edmund S ROCKWELL. I have a lot of information to share.
BEE, LANE posted by L Lane on 07/22/99
Tom Orvel LANE b1891 in Atlantic, Iowa. Moved with his family to NE. Possibly around Rock or Bassett. Married Beulah Beatrice BEE in Chelsea OK, 1914. Other LANEs in family: John, Sophia, Stella, Clarence (Jerry), Ervin Leo, & Johnnie.
GINGERY, MILLER posted by Carla Miller Davis, M.D. on 07/22/99
Looking for Edward GINGERY who married Elizabeth MILLER, (born 1840 in Stark County, Ohio) and William GINGERY who married her sister Sarah MILLER, (born 1834 in Stark County.) The MILLER family moved to Crawford County, Illinois about 1868. The marriages may have taken place in Ohio or Illinois.
HIATT, ROCKWELL, VORE posted by Mark Rockwell on 07/22/99
Llooking for the parents of Alonzo ROCKWELL b. in VT, probably in the mid-1830s. He married (1) Margaret VORE and (2) Mary E. HIATT.
DONCARLOS, SAWYER posted by Rita DonCarlos on 07/23/99
Seeking any and all information on the surname DONCARLOS. John V. DONCARLOS died in 1912 in Cass Co. Atlantic, Iowa. Any information on his wife, Lacy (SAWYER) DONCARLOS d. 1915, would also be appreciated.
CHEW posted by John Stark on 07/24/99
Need help finding information about my grandfather Earl Henry CHEW b. 14 Dec. 1912 in Cumberland,Ia. Earl passed away in Denver Co. and I never met him. I am looking for information about his parents as well. No one in the family knows any info about them. Thanks!
MARTIN, STEINMETZ, VAN SLYKE posted by Donald Johnson on 07/25/99
Hello, I am researching the VAN_SLYKE family which lived in Anita around 1885. The two names that I have for certain are Orin W. VAN_SLYKE and his son Frank VAN_SLYKE. Frank was married to Anna STEINMETZ, the daughter of John and Cynthia (MARTIN) STEINMETZ. I have found a number of references to them in the Anita Tribune (subscription renewals, marriage) but am unable to find any further information on them (brothers, sisters, other children etc.) I know they moved to Alberta, Canada around 1905, and can trace Frank's movements from there, but I don't know how they came to be in Anita, where they came from or any other information. I hope you can help. Thank you, Donald Johnson (great-grandson of Frank)
PHILLIPS, ROE, SMITH posted by Jon Tooley on 07/27/99
I am researching the history of the parents of the following individual: Elmer PHILLIPS dob=October 08, 1884 in Lewis, Cass County, Iowa dod=August 31, 1966 in Carroll, Wayne County, Ne. marriage to Jessie ROE on October 20, 1909 in Sioux City, Iowa Elmer's parents were: Francis Leslie PHILLIPS dob=June 10, 1861 in New Brunswick, Canada dod=January 24, 1936 in Wayne, Wayne County, Ne. first spouse [mother of Elmer] was: Minnie SMITH dob=unknown dod=1887 in unknown location I would like any information on this entire family who resided for a period of time in Cass Co., Ia.
HARMAN posted by Sarah Keith on 07/28/99
I'm looking for the name HARMAN, Harry and Edna HARMAN, but I haven't been able to find it anywhere. They lived in Hastings and Malvern. Thanks for any information you can provide.
BOYD, LEAMING, WINTER posted by Wariorsmom on 07/29/99
am looking for grandmother Irene Magnolia BOYD LEAMING WINTER. is supposed to be buried somewhere in Cass County. she lived in Atlantic and supposedly ran' a restaurant in the 1940 or 1950s. Is there any help I am just new at searching for lost relatives. Thanking you in advance even if you cannot help.
BLAKE, COUGHLIN posted by Dan Chandler on 08/01/99
I am looking for John COUGHLIN, d. 25 April 1948, Atlantic IA who m. Mary BLAKE, b. 1856
BLAKE, COUGHLIN posted by Dan Chandler on 08/02/99
Looking for information on John COUGHLIN d. atlantic, IA 4/25/98, M. = Mary BLAKE.
DAVIS, RUDOLPH posted by Claudia Kelley on 08/08/99
I'm looking for my gggrandparents and their children. Horace T. DAVIS married Hannah Jane RUDOLPH in Iowa. HT was born in Germany and Hannah in Mercer Co PA. Their children born in Lewis, Cass Co,IA are: Mary Iowa, b 12/2/1856; John Oscar, b 4/1/1860; Clara Ellen, b 3/3/1861; Horace G., b date and place unknown--died young; Those born in San Joaquin Co CA are:; George Elmer, b 10/18/1866; Lily Miranda, b 10/19/1868; Laura Belle, b 6/19/1871 William, b 10/10/1872. Could these be any you are interested in? I would like to find any siblings of Horace Thomas and where/when re Horace G.
MOEN, VOLDEN posted by Darwin Tranholt on 08/10/99
I would like the name and address of the Lutheran church in Wiota IO. or the E-mail of someone in the church that I might look up the records and find my Grandfather's sisters. One was Mrs. B. VOLDEN and the other was Mrs. Christian MOEN. They should have been going to this Church in 1907. I would appreciate any help I can get.
GILLIES, ROWAN posted by Sharlene on 08/11/99
Looking for information on Duncan Donald GILLIES and wife Bessie ROWAN. Bessie may have been from the Cass County area. They may have been married there. Their first child Nellie May GILLIES was born at Griswold on April 24, 1903. They later moved to MI and then to WA. I would be grateful for any information concerning them particularly Bessie since I think she was from Iowa. Thank you.
BESANCON posted by Jeanine Kenworthy on 08/11/99
Seeking information on family living in Noble Twnsp, Cass County,1880 census. Eugene BESANCON,36, w. Lucy,38, Ch.,Charles, 13, George,11, all born NY, and Jennie, 4, b. IA. Can not find there in 1885 or 1895 State census? Where did they go? Thank you.
ALDEN, ANDREWS, BUCK, GRIFFIN, MULLENS, SIMONTON posted by James F. Pearson on 08/12/99
In my genealogy studies I have found a major connection to Wiota / Atlantic Iowa. Benjamin SIMONTON and his wife Anne BUCK Simonton came from Cape Elizabeth Maine to Cass County in the 1850's at middle age and died in the 1880's. I was told by someone a few years ago that they had seen the graves. Benjamin's father was Thomas SIMONTON who married Mary ALDEN, a 5th generation ancestor of John ALDEN and Priscilla MULLENS of the Mayflower. With all their children already adults a few came to Cass County with them although not at the same time. One of Benjamin's and Anne's children was my Great Grandfather William Luther SIMONTON. He first married Lucy ANDREWS who died young in the 1870's, I think in Cass County because William was married a second time to Ella GRIFFIN in the1870's. They were married in Cass County and she is my great grandmother. They eventually moved to Oregon. I would like to have a contact who might help me research information on ANDREWS and GRIFFIN and more on SIMONTON. I have a great lineage on both the SIMONTON and ALDEN lines. Simonton helped found Cape Elizabeth Maine in the early 1700's. Thanks.
JENSEN posted by Norma Lange Nelson on 08/18/99
I am interested in finding a Sena or Sina JENSEN who once lived in Cass County. There may have been more than one, if you knew of one will you e-mail me so I can check. I would appreciate it.
KELLY, WOOD posted by Janice Sterling on 08/18/99
Looking for KELLY - John KELLY was born in Brayton, Iowa - don't have a date. Parents came in a covered wagon and he was first white baby born in Brayton. Married Frances WOOD. Trying to locate his parents and where they came from.
CROSS, FOSTER, GRAHAM, RICHARDS, YOUNG posted by Glenn Graham on 08/19/99
Thomas GRAHAM born 3/27/1879 in Cass County, Iowa to William GRAHAM (searching for information on William) William married 4/10/1877 to Ida Alma YOUNG born 9/10/1857. Ida's mother Catherine Amanda RICHARDS born 2/2/1830, died 1886. Catherine's father Salmon Clark RICHARDS born 9/5/1791 died 11/21/1875 is buried in Oak Hill near Elliot but in Cass County. His wife Catherine FOSTER CROSS born 9/15/1806 died 2/13/1898 is buried beside Salmon in Loman Cemetary near Elliot, Iowa. I'll be glad to share info with you as I have an interesting and famous heritage through Catherine Amanda RICHARDS' husband William YOUNG. I will appreciate any info on William GRAHAM. You may also add to estate records the name of Salmon Clark RICHARDS who bought a farm near Elliot, Montgomery Co. Regards, Glenn Graham 808 Lindenhurst ST. Philadelphia PA 19116 215-677-4639
CHEW posted by John Stark on 08/21/99
Looking for information about my grand father Earl Henry CHEW b. 14 Dec 1912 in Cumberland, Cass Cty. Ia. I'm looking for information on his parents and any siblings he had. I do not have access to the 1910 or 1920 Iowa census so I can't check it. I do know that Earl went to Colorado but have no idea when he left Iowa.
IRWIN posted by Irwinsu2 on 08/25/99
I am doing research on family history. My name is Kevin IRWIN grandson of Opal And Darlene IRWIN of Malvern, Iowa. My grandfathers parents were Walter IRWIN and Clara (not sure of her madian name). Am trying to find any info that I can. I've looked in marriage records for dates and places of the marriage of Walter and Clara. I am stuck here and seem to have run into a brick wall. Any help or guidence would be helpful. Thank you for your time.
BOCK, MARKS posted by Nyckola Beavers on 08/26/99
Iam looking for the marriage record of George Nelson MARKS and Sarah (BOCK). George and Sarah were married in Cass Co. about 1895-1898. Don't know who George's parents were but Sarah's were George and Angeline BOCK who are buried in Cumberland, Ia. Sarah was born Sept. 20, 1875-6 in Ia. and died Feb. 23, 1918 in Mitchell, S.D. Sarah and George lived in Cumberland until 1905-6 when they left by wagon for S.D. They had 3 children while still living in Cumberland, Florence (Eva), George Jr., and Ellen. Can you tell me if you have records of this family and if not, how I would go about getting these records. I know there is a cost, so if you could tell me about that as well. Thank You.
COOPER, MORGAN, PAINE, PENCE posted by Richard A. Pence on 08/27/99
I am looking for _any_ information on a PENCE family that may have lived in Cass County in the 1870s, where some of the children were reportedly born. Members of this family also reportedly were in Adams County and in Montgomery County; a bio of one of the children says they lived in Montgomery County. The father's name was reportedly Samuel PENCE, the mother Fannie PAINE, both natives of Ohio; the mother is said to have been born in 1840 and died in 1876 in Montgomery or Cass Counties. Known children (said to be a total of 11): George, Milton, Melvin, Alfred, possibly Henry or Harry, and Laura and Estelle. They were born from early 1860s to early 1870s in Illinois and Iowa, with conflicting birth years given in various later census records. George (born IL about 1865 in Cass County, *Illinois*) went to El Paso, TX, where he prospered in the real estate business; Milton, born about 1860, moved to Chicago, said to be a jeweler there; Melvin, born 1870 in Iowa, found living with another family in Cass County in 1880, moved to St. Louis. Alfred, born 1872, reportedly Adams County, Iowa, found as an adopted child of Cecil D. COOPER in Montgomery County in 1880, moved to Sanborn County, SD, he married Ann Alverta MORGAN near Wiota, Cass County, in Feb. 1891, living Cass County in 1900; Henry Harry, born about 1868, possibly in Cass County; moved to Chicago, where he was an electrician. It appears the loss of the mother led to this family being split up and, eventually, widely separated. There are descendants in George in El Paso - who have no knowledge of his siblings, and descendants of Harry in Indiana and Illinois who have a similar lack of knowledge. South Dakota descendants know about Milton, George, Melvin and the two daughters mentioned above; they also knew where George, Milton and Melvin lived. George's bio in a 1915 Texas history gives details on his parents (unknown to other branches) and places where the family lived, but does not name any of the reported 11 children. A fascinating puzzle that I am trying to help various widely spread descendants put back together. Can you help? Richard A. Pence, 3211 Adams Ct, Fairfax, VA 22030 Voice 703-591-4243 Fax 703-385-0971 Pence Family History NOTE: Richard Pence died 11/25/2009. His research is now found at the Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, IN.
CODY, CRAWFORD, DAVIS posted by Steve Bonner on 08/28/99
My name is Steve Bonner, and I'm related on my Mother's side of the family to the William Fredrick CODY, from Iowa trough Tarley Afallon CODY, born June 07, 1871 in Alabama. She died November 07, 1973 and was married to William Jefferson DAVIS, born March 18, 1861 from Mississippi and died March 27, 1931. If anyone has any information which can make the family connection to Buffalo Bill CODY please notify. My Grandad on my Mom's side (CRAWFORD) recalls him visiting in East Texas when he was a boy of about eleven.
REILLY posted by Julie on 08/28/99
I was wondering if there is any information Lewis or Louis Albert REILLY. I don't know when he was born but he married Caroline Newell REILLY in Wapello Iowa. From my grandmother (her grandfather) he was once state treasurer of Iowa. Died in 1914 and is buried in Wapello, at the Wapello Cemetery. Any information would be helpful. Thank you very much.
BIERBAUM, MARTING posted by PBier on 08/31/99
I am looking for information on John H. BIERBAUM /Anna MARTING BIERBAUM, circa 1890's. Where would I look? Thank you.
DOLCH, DOULCH, GOUTLACH posted by Ronald Nickelson on 09/01/99
I am researching the Herman DOLCH [DOULCH] family of Cass county, Iowa. I know they were there in 1879, 1880, 1900. They lived in the Noble Township near the town of Lyman. His wife Minnie GOUTLACH. There children are Raymond, Edgar, Butler, Birt, Louisa, Emma E, [ my grandmother], Walter, Franklin, Rolly, Clarence, Lyda, Kathleen. I would like any help I can get. Thank You.
DUNCAN, GILLIES posted by Sharlene on 09/04/99
Duncan Donald GILLIES or Bessie Rowan DUNCAN and Bessie were married (I believe) in Cass County. 2 of their children were born in Griswold; Nellie on Apr. 24 1903 and Rhoda on Oct. 15, 1904. Duncan immigrated from Scotland and I think Bessie was from Cass County. Duncan's cousin Rhoda lived there for some time she was married to a man named Benton. I don't know Rhoda or Benton's last name but Rhoda's may have been GILLIES. Duncan was born in 1878 and Bessie in 1881. Any information would be appreciated.
FITCH, STUART posted by Chuck Colburn on 09/07/99
Looking for any information on the FITCH family and STUART family living in Anita, Cass Co., Iowa, late 1800's to early 1900's. Rev. Sylvester STUART b.1824, wife Mary, Rev. Lemmon FITCH b1841? and wife Ruth, & children. Also for Willard FITCH born in Anita, Cass co, Iowa. He had two brothers, Fred and Frank, and one sister, Cordelia. His father was Lemon Fitch, a preacher in Anita.
VANSLYKE posted by Carol Jeffries on 09/11/99
Looking for Eugenia S. VANSLYKE b 1848 NY - was she relative of Christopher VANSLYKE of Cass Co?
JONES, KINNEY posted by Lyla Kinney Spears on 09/11/99
I am trying to find some history on my GGrandparents, William G. and Grace KINNEY (JONES). While looking at family pictures, I found a photo that was taken in Atlantic, Iowa of my Grandfather, Preston KINNEY and his brothers Harold and Orville. Does anyone have anything helpful to me? Thank You.
posted by Shirley Hughes on 09/12/99
Is there someone who would be willing to look for an obituary in the Anita Tribune? I have the death date and would be willing to pay for their time and copy made plus send a SASE. Thank you.
MOUNTAIN, PRINGEY, PRINKEY posted by barb on 09/12/99
I am searching for John PRINKEY (PRINGEY), born in Pennsylvania, 1844, and Herman PRINKEY (PRINGEY), born in Pennsylvania, 1842, and Levi MOUNTAIN, born in Pennsylvania, 1843. They moved to Noble Twp. Iowa. I don't know if they moved together or individually. Any information greatly appreciated.
posted by Sara Nuernberger on 09/12/99
I am looking for information on the Central Church of Christ that was located in Anita around 1910. Can you advise me if this church is still in existance, and if it is, could you e-mail me the address. Thank you.
PORTER, PUCKETT posted by Joan on 09/14/99
I am looking for the parents of Catherine PUCKETT {born cl837 Shelby co, Ill] who was living with her husband William PORTER in the l856 State Census of Cass Co, Iowa, also the l860 Cass Co, Iowa Census. Catherine had a brother and sister, Polly Ann and William H. living with her. What happened to them? Catherine and William PORTER later moved to Laclede Co, Missouri.
BRADFORD, FITCH, STUART posted by l.coburn on 09/14/99
Looking for the family of Rev. Lemmon FITCH NY>IL>IA. I know he had a daughter Mary BRADFORD >MI, a son Willard >CA>KS., who married Mabel STUART d/o Rev. Sylvester STUART. Buried at Evergreen Cemetary, Anita. Any help will be appreciated.
BRACKHAHN posted by Beverly O'Shaughnessy (Brackhahn) on 09/15/99
I am looking for information on my Grandfather. His name is Allen Ernest BRACKHAHN. He was married to Irene. He was born on November 11, 1907 and died in 1961. I believe he died in Cass County, Altantic, Iowa. I'm specifically looking for his exact date of death so I can get a copy of his obituary, hoping it will show who his brothers and parents were. If you can help at all, please email me.
COPSEY, GOEKEN, JONS, POLKINGHARN posted by Ruby Coleman on 09/17/99
Seeking information on Douglas POLKINGHARN and his wife, Eleanor "Ella" COPSEY who lived at Walnut in Cass Co. She died 18 Dec. 1931 and is buried at Marne. Need his dates of birth and death. Their children were Jessie (md. Arthur GOEKEN), Herbert, Douglas (md. Lela May JONS), Arthur and Oril or Orie. Any information on the family would be appreciated.
CANNON, CLARK posted by Verna Fischer on 09/17/99
I understand there is a book about the history of Cass Co in which John Calvin CANNON is mentioned. My info comes from Lawrence CANNON who states that according to the History of Cass co Iowa, published in 1877 by Lafe Young . Also are there any records of Silas Burton CLARK He married Nancy CANNON daughter of John C. CANNON and they lived in Cass Co. part of their married life. They were my ggrandparents. i have their born, married and death dates, i was interested in occupation.
LAWTON, LEE, LEES, PRENTICE posted by Joe Dewald on 09/17/99
There were Two brothers surnamed PRENTICE who were born in Scotland. The names of their parents are not yet known, and it is likely that there were also sisters whose names are not yet known. The brothers both emmigrated to America from Uddingston, Scotland about 1848-1855, they were: (1) John PRENTICE, b. c. 1822, Uddingston, Scotland, immigrated to America about 1848 and died in 1870, and (2) Charles Edgar PRENTICE, b. c. 1822, Uddingston, Scotland. Charles Edgar PRENTICE may have settled in Delaware Co., IA where his brother, John, lived. He married Sarah (maybe LEES). They had at least one son (and probably more children), Lawton W. PRENTICE, b. c. 1844-1850. Lawton PRENTICE married, first, Emma Jane. Children: i. Charles E.[4] Prentice, born, 2 Aug 1873. ii. Marion O. Prentice, born, 6 Nov 1876. LAWTON m., second, Lucy Ellen LEES and had at least one son: iii. Charles PRENTICE, born 30 Nov 1889 at Anita, Cass Co., IA. The 1900 Anita, Cass, IA census shows him living with his uncle, Henry LEE. LAWTON married, apparently third, Margaret/Maggie, based on the 1920 census for Monroe Co., WI which shows her b. c. 1860, in WI.
BARTON, CRAWFORD posted by Kevan Crawford on 09/19/99
Looking for connections to these families that lived in Cass Co from about 1872-1887. They lived in Benton and Grant Twps. Several family members buried in Highland Cemetary near Anita. Connections to Mahaska/Winona, MN, Mahaska/Hardin, IA, and Jefferson, WI. Heads of households include Moses Bradford BARTON and his son-in-law Andrew Gibson CRAWFORD. Looking for more info on these families and willing to share my info. Does anyone know what happened to the 1880 US Census info on Benton Twp?
ALBERTS, DREGER, KLEFMAN, KLEFMANN, MICHAELS posted by Gloria Klefman on 09/20/99
KLEFMAN - MICHAELS - ALBERTS: I am researching the KLEFMAN (KLEFMANN) name. I am particularly interested in finding information on Henry (Heinrich) KLEFMANN. My great grandfather Henry came from Prussia abt.1869-70. He married an Auguste DREGER. We think that she came from Prussia abt. 1854-5. My grandfather, Fred (Friedrick Ernst Heinrich KLEFMANN's) christening papers indicate he was born in Atlantic, Ia 29 January 1877. He married Flora Belle MICHAELS in Atlantic, Ia on 26 February 1902. My father, Harold KLEFMAN, was born in Atlantic, 28 January 1907. My uncle's birth certificate, Ross KLEFMAN, says he was born in Cumberland, Ia. I have been told that I may be related to the KLEFMAN's in Ohio but correspondence by phone and letter has been to no avail. The story told about my gr. grandfather Henry is that he left home one morning and never returned. No one ever knew what happened to him. My father told me that when my grandfather, Fred, was a young man, he received a phone call stating there was a very sick man claiming to be Henry KLEFMAN. By the time my grandfather, Fred, got there, the man had aready died. I don't know where there was as my father told me the train station, and my cousin says it was a hospital. My gr. grandmother Augusta must have gotten a divorce as she remarried a John ALBERTS. I wonder if you can give me some help or clues where to research for this information? Thank-you.
MYERS, SPRY posted by LaVonn Crider on 09/25/99
Looking for info on Henrietta MYERS SPRY. She was born 1803 in Knox Co., OH, died 9-20-1875 buried Bourne Cemetery, Anita, Cass Co., IA. She married Thomas SPRY 9-23-1830 in Knox Co. OH. She is believed to have married a Samuel SPRY 8-4-1846. She was the mother of Elias SPRY. Thank you.
LAMP, MARTENS posted by Theresa Schlapkohl on 09/30/99
I am looking for information on James MARTENS and Caroline(Johanna) LAMP. They were married 2/24/1894 in Marne. James and Caroline are my ggrandparents. James' father John believed to have died in Cass Co. in 1882 .
WOLFORD posted by Joanne Sarver on 10/09/99
I am researching WOLFORD family relatives that lived and died in Massena, Cass, Iowa. Known WOLFORD families are: Joseph WOLFORD and wife and children, Randall WOLFORD and Gladys WOLFORD and their children, and Grant WOLFORD and possibly wife and children. WOLFORDs buried in Victoria Cemetery located in Section 21 of Victoria Township, Cass Co. are: Gladys M. 1897-1979, Margaret M. 1894-1974, Randall L. 1921-1948, Richard D. 1946-1969. Any help regarding these WOLFORDs would be appreciated. Thanks
BARNHOLDT, BORNHOLDT, PATTON posted by Joan Ackerman on 10/11/99
Looking for descendants of John Henry BORNHOLDT/BARNHOLDT b. 28 Jan 1851 Holstein, Germany. He was the son of Henry Hans & Hannah Barnholdt. He m. Mariah PATTON 16 July 1877 at Wiota, IA. John d. 8 Feb 1932 and is buried in the Atlantic Cemetery. John and Mariah's children were: John, Lenora, Clarence, Dollie, Ida, William, Edna, Roy, Ernest, Alice, Arthur, and Zeta.
HARBERT, HURST posted by Janice Hurst Head on 10/12/99
I am looking for information on Leander HURST br.Sept.30,1793. Variations of his name are Landa, Landon, Landy. He married Susannah HARBERT July 25.1814 in Washington Co. Indiana. I am a descendant of their son Landa Jefferson HURST. I have lots of information on His children but none on Leanders parents please send any information to my e-mail address.
FRIEBERGER, RUHR posted by Dorothy McGrew on 10/13/99
Llooking for birth records on Erna Marie FRIEBERGER, born 1900,in Atlantic, Iowa. Parents were George FRIEBERGER and Augusta RUHR any information will be of help, thank you
FATE, NOLIN, WATSON posted by Jay A. Kasell on 10/14/99
Looking for information on my ggp's Jesse Nolan FATE and Catherine L. WATSON (Cassie, as well as any information on their ancestors. They were married on October 14th 1880 at Lewis, IA in Cass county and lived in the vicinity of Stennett until 1908. Jesse was a farmer and stone mason. I believe he was the superintendent of construction when the Red Oak ourt house was built, and the superintendent of the first paving work done in Red Oak. He also built many homes and silos. Jesse died February 27, 1932 at their home 3 miles northwest of Red Oak (circa 1932) and Cassie had died there on February 24, 1920. Jesse's parents (Martin FATE and unkown first name NOLIN) came to Boone county IA from Ohio abt. 1861-1862.
JOHNSON, SMITH posted by Nadine Allen on 10/14/99
I am searching for information on Tracy W. JOHNSON who married Ethel Christina SMITH 28 Nov 1907 at Lewis, Samuel SMITH's, Cass, Iowa. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Will share info.
CATE posted by charae on 10/17/99
NY; Van Buren Co., MI; Cass Co., IA
HENDRICKS, HOLMES, SLATER posted by Barbara on 10/24/99
Does anyone have a list of Orphan Train riders to Cass or Decatur counties during the years 1904 - 1909? I am trying to locate info re my late grandmother, Norah HENDRICKS (SLATER) who rode the train in November 1904 and was placed with Mrs. Martha HOLMES of Decatur City. About one year later she was sent to Griswold, Ia. and then on to Sabetha, Kansas. Any information or leads would be appreciated.
LIVINGSTON, PORTER posted by Carol Peters on 10/30/99
Looking for information on PORTER, James and Ethel LIVINGSTON of Lewis, Cass, Iowa, b, d
BAILEY, CARY posted by Claudia on 11/03/99
Looking for data on William BAILEY and Mary Barbara CARY and the CARY family from Lewis, Cass Co, IA. I believe Mary Barbara died in childbirth or soon after. Ira Monroe BAILEY was raised by his grandparents Cary and left IA when he was 18 on a train with his Grandmother CARY and went to Modesto, Stanislaus Co, CA.. Ira was born 12 May 1863.

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