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NAME: Mary Balch
EMAIL: gmbalch@ncn.net

QUERY:Looking for info on a Benjamin Illif Balch who was apparently a Methodist minister (weslyan, he probably travelled between ida and sac counties marrieda rosa Mc Gilvra from sac county. Any help is appreciated.

NAME: Ernest Wright
EMAIL: rghtbno@shenessex.heartland .net

QUERY:I am trying to find information on a George F. Shutt B.1867 D.1917 and married a RosaBella Smith B.1874 D.1952 from what I understand in Ida Groove,they are buried in Correctionville,Woodbury County.They had ten children that know of and are as follows a Nola, Lola, Flossie, Glatha, Ervin Lee, John, Annie, Opal, Bertha and a Letta Mae, places known to of lived were Correctionville and Ida Groove, anyone knowing or having knowledge of any of these individuals your Help would be Greatly Appreciated.

NAME: Alison Garcia
EMAIL: mic- ali@msn.com

QUERY:Looking for information on EMIL ROHLK, my great- grandfather. Lived in GALVA township, Ida County. Died in 1951. Married BERTHA SCHOER. Any info appreciated. Would especially like their wedding date, any siblings. Thanks!

NAME: Bill Boyle
EMAIL: bboyle@nmsu.edu

QUERY:Looking for others who are descendents of Alexander QUAIL and Cordelia Poindexter QUAIL. They settled in Idagrove around 1880. Please e-mail. Bill Boyle

NAME: Judith B. Alef

QUERY:I found a photo of Mrs. Edward Johnson and two boys Arthur and D____. I'm in Portland, OR and found it in a thrift store. Will go retrieve it for a family member.

NAME: Charles Steck
EMAIL: ckskc@one- eleven.net

QUERY:Seeking information on Hannah and/or Rebecca McClain, b:1854, Fayette, Co. Pa., dau. or daus. of William & Mary (Kelso ) McClain, who resided in Sec. 3, Carroll Twp.,, Tama Co. Iowa. Hannah and or Rebecca are listed in living in Ida Co., Iowa. Their sister, Susanna, married my Gr. Grandfather, William Cork, in Bureau Co., Illinois.

NAME: Tena Schroeder
EMAIL: historylibrary@yahoo.com

QUERY:I am searching for family of Wilhelm H. Schiernbeck. He was married to Emma Kock who passed away in 1897 and is buried in Schleswig, Crawford County, Iowa. I would greatly appreciate any info as I know there were Schiernbecks in the Ida County area in the same time period. Thank you.

NAME: Mary Balch
EMAIL: gmbalch@ncn.net

QUERY:CORRECTION; I am looking for info on JOHN BALCH the Methodist minister not Benjamin. Also looking for info on MABEL THOMPSON nee (BALCH) thanks


NAME: Bruce Preston
EMAIL: Digiteyesr@aol.com
QUERY:I have a picture taken about 1916 of a little boy and girl sitting on steps or porch. The little girl is my mother Margaret Glass and the little boy is labelled "Buddy Gordon". This is from Ida Grove, Iowa. Mom says a local dairy used this picture in it's advertising. Any chance that "Buddy" could be part of your family? If your interested I can send digitized image. Bruce Preston

NAME: Scott Esserine
EMAIL: speak2scott@deseretonline.com
QUERY:Mrs. Eliza A.(r?)Riner,Galva,Iowa. Father born in Ireland, Mother born in England. Married to Alfred Peterson: Children: Ruth, Helen, Clifford (b. galva iowa, ida county 21 sept, 1900), margaret, hazel, clarence.

NAME: Scott
EMAIL: speak2scott@deseretonline.com
QUERY:Looking for any information on: Alfred Peterson-married to Laura Riner: Children: Ruth, Helen, Clifford Emmanuel (b. 21 sept 1900 galva, ida county, iowa), margaret, hazel, clarence. 1890 CENSUS IOWA, GALVA COUNTY; There was a person listed as Alfred Peterson, "Boarder", on page 144b, or check same place, 1880, page144b (possible match) MOVEMENT OUT OF IOWA: History-of-lacombe, Canada: Page 452 - Mr. & Mrs. Peterson cam from montana, U.S.A., about 1904 to the S.W. 1/4 15-41- 26 W4, later moving to Stettler. Of their children, Hazel and Clarence are now deceased. Clifford married and lives in the States and the whereabouts of Helen and Margaret are not known. Under this, Frank Howard: Mr. Howard came to the district from the states, and was in partnership with Mr. Alfred Peterson. he married Mary Burrows and they settled on a homestead near Stettler and had a family of four boys. A note on Page 443: The McCormick Family - By D. McCormick. Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCormick sold their three hardware stores just outside of Ottawa and with their son-in-law, Russell Waddell and Russell's brother, Mitchell, arrived in Lacombe about 1914. They purchased the Peterson farm comprising three quarters section of land northeast of the Milton School, the farm buildins being on the S.W. 1/4 15-41-26. Glenbow-archives-CPR-database: Call Number: Volume 84, contract number 14660. Date of purchase: 1901 May 25 Purchasers: Wedgwood, george w., Storm Lake, Iowa/Rutledge, Don. A., Storm Lake, Iowa/ Seibens, George, Storm Lake, Iowa/ Peterson, Alfred, Kalispell, Mont./Howard, Frank G., Kalispell, Mont. Land Description: SE/SW/NW/NE 15-41-26-W4 Number of Acres: 631.50 --------------------------------------------------

NAME: Coleen Hoar
EMAIL: bearywise@comcast.net
QUERY:I would like to share information with anyone who is researching the Brodie family of Ida Grove, IA. Winifred (b.1828 d. 1917), Patrick (b. 1849 d. 1925), John (b. 1852 d. 1881), and Catherine (b. 1862 d. 1906) arrived in Ida Grove, Corwin Twp, IA in 1879 and remained there until 1906. They are all buried in the Ida Grove Cemetery.

EMAIL: yonan@fgi.net
QUERY:My grandparents, Eugene Robert ALLISON and Mary Ann REES(E) ALLISON, moved as children with their families from eastern to western Iowa (Sac or Ida Co.) in 1881. Eugene and Mary Ann were married on Dec. 12, 1888, in Storm Lake in Buena Vista Co. My father, Clarence Edgar ALLISON, was born on April 22, 1899, on a farm near Alta in Buena Vista County. Around 1908 the family moved to SD. Eugene's parents were Samuel and Emeline Johanna ALLISON. They are buried in the Schaller Cemetery in Sac County. Samuel owned a farm of a section and a half of land in either Sac or Ida County. He was a stock raiser and bought and fed cattle and hogs and shipped them to Eastern markets. He was gored to death by a bull in August 1888. Mary Ann's parents were Jacob and Mary Elizabeth VAN BUSKIRK REES(E). Mary Ann's grandparents were Samuel and Mary Ann VAN BUSKIRK. The REESEs and the VAN BUSKIRKS are buried in the Alta Cemetery. Is anyone else researching these families? If so, I would be happy to exchange information. --------------------------------------------------

NAME: Cathy Bleakly
EMAIL: cbleakly@att.com
QUERY:I am interested in getting in touch with Bleakly cousins - I would like to get old photos and family histories.


NAME: Robert Clearwater
EMAIL: r.clearwater.arch@worldnet.att.net
SURNAME: Clearwater
QUERY: Seek information on Henry Or John E. Clearwater

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NAME: Don Lawse
EMAIL: lwsdd3d@netins.net
SURNAME:WPA cemetery
QUERY:I am wondering if Ida county had the cemeteries walked in the 1930's by the WPA. Do you know if they were done by the WPA? I know there are over 70 counties in Iowa which DID have them walked by the WPA. If it has been done, do you know where a copy of the records can be found? Any info and help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

NAME: Kathy Duncan Cawley
EMAIL: nyfromca@aol.com
QUERY:I have an excerpt from letter written by my Great-Uncle. It states that my Great-Grandparents Robert Duncan and Alice (Crowley) lived in Holstein for a period of time. Robert Duncan ran a hotel and possibly a livery stable. It was after 1896, but before 1918. I would be very interested in learning more about the Duncan line. He was born 8/25/1859 in Johnson County, Iowa and moved to Grinnel, Iowa (Powesheik County). He moved to Storm Lake,Iowa (Buena Vista County) and remained there till about 1896 when he left for Holstein, Iowa. Unfortunately, I am unable to trace him and parents/siblings. Any help that you can offer will be deeply appreciated. Their chidren are: Inez(Lillibridge)B.4/8/1887, Olive(McGeachy b.3/11/1889, Earl b. 11/19/1892-granddad, Alan b. 2/19/1895, Doris b.4/18/1898 d.2/21/1905 Margaret b.4/26/1900 d.1901 Mildred (Lay)b.4/28/1904 Any info. will be treasured! Kathy Duncan Cawley


QUERY: Looking for information on James and Catherine Taylor