Do you have family photos to submit? Please let me know and I will gladly add them to these pages.


Use Ctrl f to search for names and there are many who share surnames

Leah Kinkead Becker

My cousin was born, raised and married to Jasper Becker in Henry County.

Submitted by: Dick Kinkead

Donald Ernest Chrissinger

The only child of Ernest G. and Erma Jane Anderson Chrissinger. Born in Henry County, Iowa, March 18, 1920.

Donald was 1st Lt., 8th Air Force Fighter Squadron, and was killed in action, WWII, over England, on November 18 1944.

Submitted by Debbie Koch
Jacob Christner 1836-904

Mt. Pleasant Resident

Submitted by Ann Miller White
Jacob and Anna Gerig

Wayland, Iowa

Submitted by Ann Miller White
Raymond D Garmoe

Submitted by Margaret Parsons
Left, Arlan Graber, and right, Henry Graber

Submitted by Ann Miller White
T.A. Hamilton at Home

My Grandfather Thomas Leonard Hamilton lived in Winfield. His father Thomas Andrew Hamilton was the town Marshal there for some years.

Wayne Wilson
Flossie and Will Hudson's 50th Anniversary

Flossie was the daughter of Elwood Holaday.
They were my best friends.

Submitted by Margaret Parsons
Rhoda B. Morley Linn

Born February 7, 1829 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. She came to the New London area with her parents, John P. and Mary Grace Smith Morley around 1839. Rhoda married John E. Linn, September 17, 1849 in Henry County, Iowa. Before the death of John in 1879, they became the parents of five daughters; Catherine, Irene, Alma, Jennie and Mary (Molly). Rhoda died May 23, 1909 in New London.

Submitted by Debbie Koch
Nate Lewis

I've "rescued" an old photograph of Nate LEWIS which was taken at the A. Kracaw Studio in Washington, IA. The photograph appears to have been taken in the 1860's or 1870's with Nate likely in his teens or 20's at the time it was taken. Based on limited research I was able to gather the following information regarding Nate and his family:

Nathaniel Clabaugh LEWIS was b. 11 Jan 1849 in Washington Co., IA to parents William Blackstock LEWIS (b. 4 Sept 1806 in Garrard Co. KY-d. 20 Feb 1888 in Washington, IA) and Elizabeth "Eliza" Jane DONNELL (b. 7 Jul 1809 in Bourbon Co., KY-1894). Nate's parents were married in Indiana on 24 Nov 1828 and are said to have had 13 children. Their children included, Samuel Milton; Nancy Catherine or Katherine; Robert Porter; Thomas L.; James Harvey; Mary Ellen; Cassandra Jane; Elizabeth Emily; Lizzie E.; Thomas Luther; Nathaniel Clabaugh; John Nuton; and Josephine LEWIS all born between 1829 and 1851 in either Decatur, IN or Washington, IA. Nate died 8 Apr 1873 in Washington Co., IA and is buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Washington, IA.

These six siblings are buried in the same cemetery with Nate, Nancy Cathrine LEWIS VINCENT (1831-1908); Robert Porter LEWIS (1833-1924); Mary Ellen LEWIS MARSHALL (1838-1912); Casander Jane LEWIS (1840-1894); Thomas Luther LEWIS (1846-1937); and John Nuton LEWIS (1849-1908).

Census records provide the following details:
1860 census of Brighton, IA:
W. B. LEWIS, age 55, a Farmer, born KY
Eliza J. LEWIS, age 51, born KY
Mary E. LEWIS, age 21, a Teacher, born IN
Casander LEWIS age 19, a Domestic, born IN
Elizabeth LEWIS, age 16, a Domestic, born IN
Thomas L. LEWIS, age 14, born IA
Nathaniel LEWIS, age 11, born IA
John N. LEWIS, age 11, born IA
Josephine LEWIS, age 9 born IA

1870 census of Center, IA:
At the Iowa Hospital for the Insane

Nathaniel C. LEWIS, age 21, born IA

I'm hoping to locate someone from Nate's family so that this wonderful old treasure can be returned to the care of family. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me. Shelley
lmagdefrau Caril Magdefrau Family

My grandfather Leo Magdefrau grew up in Henry Co. many years ago. His son Caril Magdefrau was my father.

Submitted by Victoria Magdefrau, back row middle.
maybebates.jpg (843927 bytes)James Mitts, and his wife, Elizabeth Musgrove Mitts

James M Mitts 04/06/1837 - 06/24/1908
Elizabeth Musgrove Mitts 06/18/1837 - 06/30/1907

Submitted by Sharon Scarff as unidentified. It has been identified by Don Bates
 osborneI found this photo at a flea market in Tulsa, OK. On the back it says: Dave Osborn Jasper's brother; next to that it says Santa Ana.
I found an Osborne family in the 1870 census with brothers Dave and Jasper Father is Benjamin b. Ohio mother- Sophia b. Ohio son Jasper N. b.Ohio (age 16) dau. Mary E. b. Ohio dau. Sarah M. b. Ohio son David A. b. Ohio (age 11) dau. Ammarantha bo Ohio. This was with another picture from Bucyrus Ohio, Crawford Co. of the E. Anderson family and another photo of James Ulysses Foster, Wheeling W. VA, brother of Maggie Foster Martin.
Hope this is helpful to someone!

Submitted by Mary Neff
prierThomas Allen and Elizabeth Billingsly Prier and their children.

Thomas (Allen) Prier is the son of George Washington and Mary Polly Brooks Burge Prier.

Submitted by Debbie Koch
Rich Elmer Wayne Rich

Submitted by Ann Miller White
Runser FamilyRunser (Runcer) Family

Great-grandparents, Louis and Marie Runser. Louis and Marie came over from Alsace, now part of France,in 1892. Louis
worked for the railroad, but don't know which one. They moved to Missouri in 1910. I've attached a photo that includes Louis on the far right and Marie in the middle holding their youngest, Gene, my grandfather. The other two children are Joseph and Mary, also Louis and Marie's. I'm looking for someone to identify the other three adults in the hope that they will somehow lead me to Louis and Marie's family in Europe.

Submitted by: Chris Marshall

janehelmickperinJane Helmick Perin Swearingen

Photo of my ggggrandmother. Jane was born 28 Feb 1828 in Pennsylvania and died 22 Jan 1911 in Winfield, Henry, Iowa. She was the daughter of Jeremiah Helmick and Rachel Moore. She was married first to Edwin Perin, 4 May 1850 in Scott County, Iowa. He died 1861 and she then married Lewis Swearingen in 1863. She was the mother of Albert, Ira, Mahala, and John. Two children died in infancy. She is buried in Spring Run Cemetery under the name of Jane Perin.

Janis Gillespie
woodroffeWm Woodroffe Family
The reverse reads:
One handwriting:
Wm Woodroffe Family
Back Row - L. to R. Jessie, Charles, Minnie
Front 4 L. to R. Blanche, Hugh, Arthur, Clara

2nd handwriting
Picture taken in about 1905

There are nine people and only 7 named. Obviously William himself is the older man, and I think Alma (born in 1898) is the little girl in front.

Submitted by: Tracy St. Claire, not related
Bible Records Online
WrightNancy Sales McCracken Wright

Born 15 July 1818 in ILL. married Barnabas Wright in Henry county Iowa 21 Dec. 1843. Died 25 Sept 1901 in Mills co. Iowa and is buried with her Husband Barnabas Wright in the Farm Creek Cemetery.

Submitted by Barbara Sharp, Great Great Great Granddaughter.

 - Barnabas Wright 1805-1887.   Born England came to Henry Co. 1839 found in 1840 census with a family . Married (first listed in Henry co. records ) 1843 to Nancy Sales McCracken. raised a family in New London and died along with wife in Western Iowa. Mills co. Farm Creek Cemetery. Seems to have had a brother Joseph 1810-1855 married Eliza Fuget (she married a James after his death.)

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