Sheri Lantzy sent this 1876 photo of her 3rd-great grandparents, William Campbell Berry and his wife Mary Ping Berry, of Franklin township.
|BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS 1879
from History of Des Moines County, Iowa, Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1879
transcribed by Cay Merryman
|Anderson||John A.||farmer||30|| |
|Behne||August Jr.||farmer||20|| |
|Bicklin||C. H..||farmer||20|| |
|Brandmeier||C. D.||farmer||5|| |
|Brucker||James Jr.||farmer||18|| |
|Davis||A. G.||farmer||21|| |
|Davis||John A.||farmer||19|| |
|Dierecks||J. F.||farmer||18||Born in Prussia in 1827; came to Des Moines Co. in 1846. Married Miss W. Meier, in 1853; she was born in Prussia in 1829; have seven children Henry, Wilhelmina, Dina, Harmon, Beckey, William, Matilda. Mr. D. owns ninety-four acres of land, valued at $75 per acre. Members of the Lutheran Church. Mr. D. was Road Supervisor one year. Democrat.
|Eads||C. F.||farmer||3|| |
|Eads||Henry W.||farmer||3|| |
|Eversman||Henry||farmer||21||Born in Burlington in 1843. Married Annie Kestner in 1865; she was born in Bavaria in 1842; they have five children Pauline, William, John, Jacob and Mary. Mr. E. owns 400 acres of land valued at $20 per acre; has held the offices of School Director, Road Supervisor, and is Secretary of School Board. Members of the Catholic Church; Liberal.
|Fanning||F. C.||farmer||5|| |
|Fritz||D.||farmer||30||Born in Wurtemberg, Germany, in 1823; came to Des Moines County in 1850, has since been farming. Married Mary A. Saltser in 1846; she was born in Wurtemberg also; they have six children John J., Mary A., Christina, Katherine, Daniel S., Maggie K. Mr. Fritz owns 80 1/2 acres of land valued at $6,000. Has held the office of Road Supervisor two years; School Treasurer, eight years. Members of the M. E. Church; Democrat.
|Funk||G. H.||farmer||20|| |
|Gantz||H.||market gardener||30||Born in Burlington in 1847. Married Mary Matlinder in 1870, also a native of Burlington, born 1854; have four children Lita, Bertha, Eddie and Joseph; owns ten acres of land, valued at $4,000. During the late war, Mr. Gantz belonged to the Sappers and Miners. Members of the Catholic Church; Liberal.
|Ganz||J. & H.||farmers||19|| |
|Gieselman||Andrew|| ||29|| |
|Hippe||John F.||farmer||29|| |
|Hunter||W.||farmer||7||Born in Ireland in 1812; came to Des Moines in 1839; since been engaged in farming. Married Rebecca Givean in 1838; she was born in Ireland in 1819; they have six children; Martha, Bessie, Rebecca, Catherine, Jane and William. Mr. Hunter owns seventy-one acres of land valued at $50 per acre. Has held the offices of Road Supervisor and School Director.
|Jones||W. B.||farmer||18|| |
|Kautz||John E.||farmer||20|| |
|Koestner||George E.||farmer||16|| |
|McAllister||D. C.||farmer||5|| |
|Myer ||John F.||farmer||19|| |
|Neally||G. C.||farmer||20|| |
|Patterson||John|| || || |
|Rincker||John|| ||19|| |
|Sater||M. J.||farmer||14|| |
|Steingraber||C. R.||farmer||16|| |
|Talbert||W. J.||farmer||29|| |
|Thayer||C. D.||farmer||17|| |
|Thomas||C. & E.||farmers||19|| |
|Trimble||H.||farmer||6||Born in Pendleton Co., Va., in 1822. Married Mary Walker in 1848; she was born in Randolph Co., Va., in 1822; they have six children George, Isabel, John, Samuel, Noah and Mary A. Mr. Trimble owns 165 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre; was School Treasurer one year; Road Supervisor one year. Democrat.
|Waldin||A.||farmer||7||Born in Germany in 1822; came to Des Moines Co. in 1864; since been engaged in farming. Married Johanna Pilling in 1849; she was born in Germany in 1829; they have four children Olga, Paul, Renhardt and Walden. Mr. W. was in the Prussian army seventeen years. Owns 160 acres of land, valued at $3,000. Members of the Lutheran Church; Republican.
|Waldin||A. H.||farmer||7|| |
|Walker||Eber E.||farmer||5|| |
|Weis||G. M. &|
|Zart||F. J.||farmer||17|| |