Old queries which have been archived before current message boards were used. The attached emails may or may not work.


Pat Weber DOUGLASS, J M who married Susan FRAZEE in 1856. Lived near Tiffin Iowa. Would like any info and particularly on their children: Rosie, Edward E, J William, Jesse B, Myra, Burton, Clinton A, and Addie. J M DOUGLASS was born Richland Co. Ohio in 1836.


Gloria Lane
WELCH, Sydney Birth: May 6, 1809 Marriage: Unknown Death: February 24, 1882 in Grundy County, IA Buried: Eldora, Hardin Co., IA
WELCH, Rebecca Birth: April 23, 1816 Death: June 9, 1898 in Grundy County, IA Buried: Eldora, Hardin Co., IA
Looking for death certificate to learn their parentage. I found their grave sites in Eldora last summer but didn't have time to go to Grundy Center to check records at the Courthouse. I did find a short obituary on Rebecca at the library in Eldora.
HARTLEY, Elizabeth Welch Birth: March 14 1843 or 1848 Death: March 3, 1913 in Grundy County, IA Buried: Eldora, Hardin Co, IA
Looking for death certificate to verify birth date.


Lynn Mack I am looking for information on David and Elsie (Robinson) SELLERS and their children, some of whom were born in Grundy Co. (Blackhawk Township) between 1872 and 1878. Their known children were: Elmer, George, Martha, Eliza, Clarence, Alice, Walter and Carl. I would appreciate any information you have. I will be happy to share what I have too!


Deb Morr
Descendants of Henry George Peppler
1. PEPPLER, Henry George b: 6 Mar 1892 NY d: Feb 1974 Encinitas, San Diego, CA +BUCHAN, Rachael J. b: 14 Nov 1893 Grundy Ctr, Grundy, IA m: 16 Sep 1914 Grundy Ctr, Grundy, IA d: 14 Dec 1973 Encinitas, San Diego, CA
Father: George BUCHAN Mother: Mary LONGNECKER
2. PEPPLER, John F. b: 16 Jun 1916 d: 21 Jan 1989
PEPPLER, George A. b: 12 Mar 1918 d: Mar 1979
PEPPLER, Donald A. b: 1920
3. HALL, Doris Elaine nee Peppler b: 26 Jun 1922 Grundy Center, Grundy, IA d: 1994 Waterloo, Blk Hwk, IA
4. SMITH, Glenn Erwin b: 14 Nov 1920 Elma, Howard, IA m: 1947 Nashua, Chickasaw, IA d: 11 Sep 1984 Waterloo, Blk Hwk, IA
Father: Ralph SMITH Mother: Grace RECCORD


charles r schafer jr Looking for all Schafer, Dickson, Ruschen names.


Pat WeberAVERY, Roy and Lily FRAZEE AVERY. Buried in Grundy Center Cemetery with other family members. Laura CROW FRAZEE; Maggie Frazee ROBINS; Harry FRAZEE. Would appreciate any info on this family.


Fathke, Don D. I am looking for a John Charles Fathke who lived in or around Ackerly, Iowa about 1880. I believe him to be a farmer or farm laborer.


Lawrence WALKER, SCOTT


Store 510 Looking for any information on the SIEH family that lived in Grundy County, Iowa in the 1870s to the 1900s. One of the towns mentioned was Reinbeck, Iowa. Some of the brothers names that came over from Treia, Schleswig- Holstein Germany are Hans, Emil, Ferdinand, Adolf, Hinrick, Peter and Claus my second great grandfather. I think that in the early days that a couple of the bothers had a butcher shop. Any information will be appreciated. Thank You. Harlan Woolworth, Sioux City, Iowa


Jim & Peggy Zant BETSEY LORD married HENRY VAN NEST in New York but moved to Grundy Center, IA. Several of the children were born in Grundy Co.,IA. After the death of Henry BETSY LORD remarried to T. G. HOXIE. BETSY died Feb. 1, 1885 in GRUNDY CENTER, IA. There is a note on the old paper which says T.G. HOXIE was the 1st Sheriff of Grundy. BETSY LORD VAN NEST had 9 children: JOHN MARTIN VAN NEST married SARAH WILEY, RUTH CAROLINE VAN NEST who married JONAS WILEY brother of Sarah Wiley, WILLIAM HENRY VAN NEST who lived from 1848 to 1868, BARNEY BYINGTON VAN NEST, ANNA VAN NEST, ARVILLA VAN NEST who married MYRON LYNDE, GARRETT BRIGGS VAN NEST who married ONA BROOKS and later ALICE DAY, ALICE VAN NEST who married ALMER A. REYNOLDS, EVA ELSIE VAN NEST who married AMOSE ALBRIGHT on June 28, 1879.


SJSchmitt I am researching George NOWELL Sr 1874-1942 and Anna Kea Carolina DOESCHER Nowell (1873-1950). They were married Jan 1902 in Kossuth County IA. and moved to Grundy County where they had 5 children Edward, Susan, Anna, Wilbert and George. I would appreciate any info to fill in the details of their lives. I especially need tracings on the children to current generations.


Ken Engle I am searching for the date and place of death of Abiathur KENNISON born 1815 in New York and his wife Sarah COLLINS KENNISON born 1828 in New York. They lived in Cedar Falls where they raised a large family most of which moved to Nebraska about 1880. Carol Engle.


Jim Brown I am looking for any EBERLEIN who is related to people listed in the 1880 census from Pleasant Valley Ia: the family of MIKE EBERLEIN - from Prussia, children LEWIS, HANNAH, and GEORGE -born in Illinois. the family of WILLIAM EBERLEIN, his brothers CHARLES AND FRED and a sister MINNIE - also born in Illinois. Also any references to Eberleins from 1874 to 1890. My Grandfather Andrew Eberlein and his wife Barbara lived there with their 12 children until his dealth in 1887. They came from Prussia sometime around 1856 were married in Aurora, Kane County, Illinois in 1859. Will share info. thanks


Jim Brown My Great-grandfather Andrew (or Andres) Eberlein and his wife Mary Barbara Bower or Bauer are buried in Wellsburg, Iowa. He died there May 1, 1887, she died in 1924 in Luverne, Mn but was buried in Wellsburg. The 1880 census puts them in Pleasant Valley Township (cannot find this town on the map) My question is: Would this be a church graveyard or county one. (I am looking for some kind of church records) also, there is no newspaper for Wellsburg or Pleasant Valley township in the 1880's that I could find. Do you have any ideas? Thanks for your help. Susan Eberlein Brown


Judy Jungers I am looking for information on Lewis George Howe was born 1840 in East Canada. He married Mary Ann O'Connor who was born Oct 1852 in WI. They had Lewis, June 1873; John, July 1875; Edward, July 1877; William, Oct 1879 and my grandmother Mary Ann, March 10, 1885. All the children were born in Momson, Grundy, IA. They moved to Ottosen, Humbolt, IA. in 1890 and he died in Rolfe, IA. Dec 22, 1894. I believe some of the children lived in the Rolfe and Webb, IA area.


Joe Garcia Im trying to find out if New Hartford was ever in Grundy County. I have a Calvin WALKER born in New Hartford Grundy County Iowa. Do you know?


Laurel Busch Valentine SPAWR spent the winter of 1858-59 in the Cedar Falls area of Black Hawk County. His wife, Irene, and baby daughter might have been with them. He had come from Illinois looking for land to settle. He moved to Kansas in 1859. He may have been with Peter and Elizabeth SPAWR, his parents. They settled in Butler County. Laurel Busch.


DIANEDIE@aol.com Looking for Ayers Wilson, who was born abt 1830 in Clarion Co., PA, and came to Iowa in the 1860s. Any help would be appreciated.


Ryan J. Marco Researching ancestors in Grundy County, Iowa specifically Grundy Center. Last Names are STARR, KELLY. Have Descendants names...Maude Bailey, Mabel Franz, Edwin Starr, Myrtle Carlson, Marcella Blair. Ancestors moved from Dane County, Wisc. to Grundy County. Any Info will be helpful. Thank you very much.


PWeber3402@aol.com Looking for ROBBINS family of Grundy Center area who were related to FRAZEE. My relative was a Maggie FRAZEE born about 1879 who married a Joseph Enoch ROBBINS born about 1864. They are connecfed to the AVERY, FRAZEE, CLARK, DAVIDSON line of the Black Hawk and Grundy Center area. Maggie FRAZEE had a sister Tressie (Minnie Caressa) FRAZEE who married a DAVIDSON who was a sheriff in Grundy. Tressie was a jailor in Grundy for many years. Appreciate any info on any of these names.


Ken Engle I am searching for the date and place of death of Abiathur KENNISON born 1815 in New York and his wife Sarah COLLINS KENNISON born 1828 in New York. They lived in Cedar Falls where they raised a large family most of which moved to Nebraska about 1880. Carol Engle


Jeanne Butler I am trying to find the place where my g-g-grandmother is buried. Her name was Joanna -Josie- (Lefever) FALOR. She was b. 1849, Ohio. She died about 1887 of diphtheria. She was listed as living with her husband and children in Grundy County, Beaver township. I am told there might be two young daughters that died at the same time. I would sincerely appreciate any help anyone could give me. Thank you. Jeanne Butler


laran@flash.net WILDER, Ransom W. and his wife Hanna moved to Eldora, Grundy County, IA in 1860, 1861 or 1862. Their youngest son, my great grandfather, Joseph O. WILDER may have been born in Eldora while they lived there. I am interested in receiving any information that may be available obut this family. There was a total of 12 children in the family. The other children were: Ellen, Harriet, Mary Jane, Phidelia, Clarissa, Lafayette, Sarah, Wellington, Franklin, Jeremiah, and Albert. Joseph O. is thought to have been born about 1863. In the 1870 census, Lafayette WILDER, as listed as living with Joseph STRICKLER and his wife Lena FROMM, Eldora, Iowa. If there is any information available about this family I would like to know what it is and how I may obtain copies of the information. Larry Peterson


104700,2523@compuserve.com Looking for JOHN HENRY BONN b. in Germany before 1900. Lived in Dike,IA. Married Elizabeth Flynn before 1900. They had 5 children: Walter b. ca. 1906, Paul, Catherine, Robert, Mary. JOHN HENRY BONN died before 1935 probably in Dike, IA or nearby. Elizabeth is believed to have moved to Waterloo/Cedar Falls some time after death where she died after 1961. I am immediately interested in birth, immigration, death, marriage dates of JHB. interested in any information on BONN in central IA. David Bonn


ckoht@flash.net Looking for info on an M.F. Koht, he came to Reinbeck from "Maple Hill", WI? Born 1826, died 1910 in Reinbeck, was married to a Dorothy? 2 children (Gustav Rudolph Koht born 1866 died 1941 in Reinbeck) and (Frank Koht born 1862 died 1944 in CA.) Gustav's son was Elliot "Spec" Koht husband of Iva Green. Craig Koht


kengenwoodLL@WEBTV.NET SWEET, j.b.-looking for his line as he is related to my jasper co line. 1850's. ken woodall


JCard20983@aol.com Seeking information on family of "Effie" G. Cronkite b. 5 Oct 1872 in Conrad, Grundy, Iowa; m. Sherman Card; d. 15 Jul 1959 in Beaver Bay, Lake, Minnesota. Judy Card


scottndaboys@JUNO.com Looking for any info on William Reid. Born 1802 in Ireland Died 1885 in Grundy Center Iowa. Scott McKelvey


bkinsey@voyager.net I have a picture of my 2nd great-uncle, Will Fuller, taken by Chas. Frost in Grundy Centre. at the corner of Main and Depot St's. Would anyone know the years that this photographer was in business. Thank you for your help, Benjamin Kinse


Larboomer@aol.com I'm looking for birth and death records for Boomgaarden family.


R-L-M@prodigy.net I am looking for information on David and Elsie (Robinson) SELLERS and their children, some of whom were born in Grundy Co. (Blackhawk Township) between 1872 and 1878. Their known children were: Elmer, George, Martha, Eliza, Clarence, Alice, Walter and Carl. I would appreciate any information you have. I will be happy to share what I have too!


DEE 6465@aol.com STRANG family, Ryal, wife Orpha, Children - William, Edwin and Ellen (twins) left Erie Co., N.Y. appearing in Grundy Co. census l860. Was there for about l0 years, then appears in Marshall Co. l870. Strong Quaker family Seeking any descendants of the STRANC family.


Ed Glassgow Seeking information on the WICK family who apparently lived in the area a number of year ago. According to the information I have Philip Wick became a citizen of the US in Grundy County 10 Sep 1873. He was married to Minnie ROTTMEYER and had four chldren - Philip, Henry, William and Sarah. Henry was married to Bertha MOBERLY and had at least one child, Elvin Ealon. Any information anyone can provide on any one of these persons would be very much appreciated. This request was submitted on behalf of Ned Wick a decendent of those mentioned above. Gratefully, Ed Glassgow, PO Box 1580, 57709


conranch@ipeg.com My name is Dennis Conrad born 19/12/34, son of Sidney Conrad born 12/10/1909, son of Jake Conrad. It is my understanding that Jake was one of the orriginal homesteaders in Grundy Co. I am seeking any information of my family that you might be able to provide. I have Jake's Bible, printed in 1859. Not too bad of shape considering it has been passed to the eldest son each generation. I'm getting ready to give it to my oldest son. Thank you Dennis Conrad


cbtmedic@pldi.net Seeking information on Samuel A. DANIELS and family. Samuel and wife Lucretia were living in Pleasant Valley Township, Grundy County according to the 1870 census. Samuel's father, Richard DANIELS, was a prominent farmer in Butler County, IA. According to "The History of Butler and Bremer Counties, 1883" reference an article about father, Richard DANIELS, Samuel was still living. Have information on Samuel's brothers Lemuel DANIELS and Eugene DANIELS


Jim & Peggy Zant T.G. HOXIE (First Sheriff of Grundy), married BETSY LORD. I have a date of 6/12/1869 that they may have been married.BETSY LORD was born June 26, 1821 in CT and married HENRY VAN NEST in New York. Henry was buried in 1867 in Grundy Center, IA Children by her first marriage (to Henry) are: JOHN MARTIN VAN NEST married to SARAH A. WILEY - RUTH CAROLINE VAN NEST married to JONAS WILEY - WILLIAM HENRY VAN NEST buried in Rose Hill Cemetery with parents. BARNEY BYINGTON VAN NEST - BETSY ANNA VAN NEST - ARVILLA VAN NEST married to MYRON LYUNDE - GARRETT BRIGGS VAN NEST - ALICE VAN NEST married to ALMER A. REYNOLDS - EVA ELSIE VAN NEST married to AMOS ALBRIGHT (most are buried in Rose Hill Cemetery) I am trying to find the HOXIE, LORD and VAN NEST families. Thank you. Peggy Zant


Mary Smith Pryor I understand that my fathers' uncle, Ralph Sheridan Smith, was the oldest man in Reinbeck. I believe that he was 103 ( one hundred and three) years old when he died. I would like to try to verify oral history about his parents, my great-grand parents. Samuel George Smith is the name I have as the father of Ralph Smith; his mother was Johanna Von Cole. Samuel Smith served in the civil war, married Johanna in 1871, and homesteaded in Iowa. I am not sure if his homestead was in Grundy or Tama County, however, he lived most of his life in Reinbeck. This is why I'm checking out Grundy instead of Tama. I would appreciate any and all information


Beverly Schmidt I am trying to find information on Deltlef Petersen who was my great grandfather and the father of my Grandmother Johanna Schmidt. He came from Germany in 1893 and settled on a farm of Fritz Strobehn S.W. of Reinbeck, Grundy County, Iowa. the farm would have been located in Tama, County, Iowa. Any info would be helpful as trying to find his parents names.


Are you looking for lost photos? Below you will find a message I received from a great lady who has found one.
I am near Spokane, Washington. Picked up my grand daughter in little town of Sprague. While waiting for her I looked at an antique shop. They have a photo about 8 by 10 of the D. E. Aukers Sr. family taken 1893 a Wellsburg, Iowa. I jotted the names down rather quickly as was late to get my granddaughter but this will be close. Dirk, Fred, Edmond, Simon, Maria, D. E. Aukes Sr., ?Reinder, Berth {oldest daughter}, {Grandpa Arthur Trepps mother}Mary "Maria", Margaret, Dalmuth, Grietze, John, Benjamin If you know of anyone from this family or if you want the address where the photo is, I can send it. She had it in a frame and was only asking $5.00. CONTACT:  Dorothy Giddings, Box 1955, Sprague Lake Resort Road, Sprague, Washington 99032 509-257-2044


Mike Welsh Was wondering if you had any WELSH listing in Grundy? I have been looking just to the west in Hardin Co. My gggrandfather was born in Steamboat Rock, IA and his sister Nettie Welsh was born in Grundy in 1871. I think there parents John and Mary Welsh might be buried in Grundy. There children Nettie and John D. were left without parents at an early age. Don't have any info on their history in Grundy Co. Please advise thank you. Mike Welsh, 727 Shoreline, Schaumburg, Il 60194


Elizabeth Parker Searching for information about this family. Nicholas and Margaret Kuster were married March 14, 1867 in Allamakee County. They moved and stayed in Grundy County and then moved on again to Hardin County. I'm aware of three children but there could have been more. The three boys were Gustaf Adolpho b.1969, Henry Otto Frank Kuster b.1972,and Louie R Kuster b. March 10, 1977. Margaret Kuster's maiden name was Hauser and her parents were Juergen and Eva Hauser who settled in Allamakee County after arriving there from Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada in 1952. There are a couple of errors on my first query. The dates of birth should all be in the 1800's - not the 1900's. Also, the Hausers immigrated to Iowa in the 1850's not the 1950's.


Ronald Fraass Peter Jacob Frenzen and Catrina Bruhn married in Holland, Grundy County, Iowa 18 September 1881. They had nine children: Emma May, John Jacob, Anna Mae, Katie Elizabeth, George Walter, Mable Alta, Roy Alfred, Cliford, and Florence Mary. They moved to Seldon, KS by 1887. My family line descends from Anna Mae. I am looking for parents and/or siblings of Peter and Catrina. Ron.


Brenda Haley I am looking for information on CLARENCE BERTRUM ROBBINS, (went by Bert) born March 3, 1883 in Conrad, Iowa, County of Grundy. His parents were FRANK OLIVER ROBBINS and EMMA IRIENE CLIMITE. (This may not be the exact spelling of Emma's name). CLARENCE married SUSIE JANE WALKER. They had four children: DELVER BURDETTE ROBBINS, GLADYS ROBBINS, DOROTHY ROBBINS, and HAROLD ROBBINS


John Branyan I am looking for information on John ESTABROOK family. John married a Delia RAINSBARGER of Philadelphia, OH on 6Dec1863. One of their children, Addie Armenia ESTABROOK, was born in Grundy Co., IA (4 miles from Grundy Center) on 20March1878. Does anybody have information on this family?.


Doreen Tomma Looking for info on the Samuel Durland. (d)abt or before 1900. His wife, Mary was in Grundy Co. 1900. She (d) abt 1913,maybe in Grundy Co. Son, Peter Albert died 1900.Maybe Grundy Co. Unable to fine him in the 1900 Census..


Nancy Robinson I have been trying to help my son-in-law and daughter trace his ancestry. They recently received data that indicates that members of his SHERMAN family helped to found Grundy County --- and later moved to the New Hartford, Butler County, area. Would you be able to tell me if there might be something about the SHERMAN family in any Grundy County histories, and if there is, how we might be able to obtain copies of that information, and what the cost would be. They do not have an Internet connection so I supply that.


Leslie W. Saint Thomas Saint and Mary Ann Albertson. The last records I have of them is in the 1870 Grundy Co., IA Federal Census, Page 100, Dwelling 95. Thomas Saint Jr., born 6 May 1820, Washington Twp. (near Salem), Washington Co., IN, son of Thomas Saint Sr. and Margaret Trueblood. Mary Ann Albertson, born 1819, daughter of Nathan Albertson and Elizabeth Finally, I am interested in family and descendants of George Beem and Guilelma Saint listed in same dwelling of 1870 Federal Census. Guielma Saint, born 17 Jul 1846, Tippacanoe Twp. (near Salem), Henry Co., IA, daughter of Thomas Saint Jr."


Johnny & Lynne Baldwin Seeking information on Margaret "Maggie" Reed McBain Lyons. She is the daughter of Edward and Ellen Whalen Reed of Lone Tree, and was probably born there. She married first, Donald McBain, born in Scotland in 1854, on January 18, 1878 in Marshall County. They lived on a farm outside of Dike for 25 years. Children burn to them were Mary, who married Frank L. Hargrove; Myra who married William Reisinger; Susie who married Bill; Agnes who died 9/22/1903 at age 15, and Josie who died at age 2. They also raised Gurney Schulttz. After Mr. McBain died in 1907, Maggie remarried at Mr. Lyons. We have traced four of Maggie's siblings, Josephine Francis Brandberg, Mary Ellen Kaiser, Susie Agnes Reed, and John Francis Reed treks to other states. We would love to find the descendants of Maggie.


Ryan J. Marco Researching ancestors in Grundy County, Iowa specifically Grundy Center. Last Names are STARR, KELLY. Have Descendants names...Maude Bailey, Mabel Franz, Edwin Starr, Myrtle Carlson, Marcella Blair. Ancestors moved from Dane County, Wisc. to Grundy County. Any Info will be helpful. Thank you very much.


David Bonn JOHN HENRY BONN b. in Germany before 1900 who lived in either Dike, IA or Cedar Falls/Waterloo, IA. Died before1935. He married Elizabeth Flynn unknown date. They had 5 children: Walter b. 1906?, Paul, Catherine, Robert, Mary. Any information on any Bonn in Central IA. Family or widow moved between Dike and Waterloo/Cedar Falls ( different counties).


Mike Welsh Schaumburg, IL I have been trying to find info on John D. Welsh 1867/1948 and his sister Nettie Welsh 1871/1961. Nettie's obit was in the Eldora paper and stated that she was born in Grundy Co. and was an orphan at an early age. She was raised in Eldora. I think her parents were named John Welsh and Marie Reiggle Welsh. I have looked at the 1870 census but no luck. I did find a John Welsh in Belle Plane in 1860's census.


Patricia Romano Surridge Neiger Welliver (PA, IA, NE) Hello, I just received a copy of my grandmother's Birth Certificate. She was bon in Grundy County 1885. The place looks like Felix Loop (There are no listings for that on the Grundy County page). Are you familiar with it. Just wondering - also posting to the Iowa list. Any help appreciated.


Garth M. Gordon Lake Orion, MI. My G-Grandfather's (James W. Gordon) obituary stated that even though he was a resident of Benton County, he "died at the home of his daughter (Mrs James Mason) in Rhinebeck, December 23, 1907". A request to the Grundy County Clerks office came back that no record was found. Is it possible that the record still might be found in the States Vital records? He had two families, the first by a Mary Ann Orr, with who he had 6 children. He sued her for divorce in IL. in the fall of 1865. In 1870 he married Susan Walters in IL. I have accounted for his daughters by his second marriage, and must assume that Mrs. Mason was a daughter by Mary Ann, but which I have no way of knowing at this time.


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Mike Welsh I have been looking for WELSH in Grundy. My ggrandfather John D Welsh was born in Steamboat Rock, in 1868. His sister Nettie Welsh was born in 1871 in Grundy. The children were raised by others in Eldora because of the early death of the parents. I think the parents lived in Grundy because of Nettie's birth there. I think their names were John and Mary Welsh.....any clues would be a great help....thank you


Cale & Pam Lewis I was wondering if you have any info on the West Friesland cemetery? That is where some of my family are buried. It is over by Ackley and Wellsburg. There is a Church next to it. What I was wondering if I can get some kind of record(copy) of my grandmother. Her name is Harmka Leiser (Geiken maiden name). I have been trying to do my Father side of the family. Or if you could tell me who to get in touch with. Thank you for listening and any help you can give me.