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Just received some pages from the History of Mahaska County. On page 401 is a list of men who served in the Civil War. Unfortunately, I do not have the page that states which group they served in. If you have a copy of that boo, would please check pages 399 - 400 that should match p.401. I would like the information. Also, does any one know of any print copies of the Mahaska county census for 1856 or 1860? Thanks, Jan Watson, 7/97
Searching for information on Whitten Cripps Bonsall and his desendants; b. 15 March 1800; d. 13 Sept 1882 in New Sharon, IA; m. Elizabeth Smith, 27 Aug 1862 by Elder J.P. Thompson. Thanks. Donald B. Bonsall, 12/97
Searching for grandmother: Nellie Boulger. Census says she was born in Mahaska co, Iowa. But I find nothing more. She was b. to Marge or Martha Fox Boulger about 1892. Need info on her parents also. I think her father, John, was a coal miner. They left few records. Edwina Morton
I am researching the line of Francis Marion Brown of Adams twp, Mahaska co, IA. Marion, b. in Ripley co. IN, 1840; d. Mahaska co. 1913. He moved from IN to IA in 1872 with wife, Pruey Wise. Children: Elmer; Catherine, m. Henry Trissler; Florence, m. Lewis McCombs; Jeanette, m. Arthur Paul Whitlock. Marion had 2 sisters, Elize, m. James Ruby of Mahaska co. and Arilla also m. James Ruby and his brother Andrew Ruby. Marion's grandmother, Sarah Bell had been married to Samuel Ruby. I would like to hear from anyone researching these families. Thanks. Pam Shelton-Anderson, 12/97
Researching the William C. Bunyard family. He lived in Mahaska co. between 1880 - 1890. I believe he was buried in Mahaska co. sometime between 1890-1910. His wife, Angeline, may have been born in Mahaska @1864. I believe her parents to be Wm and Emilne Barnard who lived in Richland twp between 1880 and 1910. They celebrated a 50th wedding anniversary there @1908. Angeline was living in Colfz, Jasper co. Some of their cildren were b. in Mashaska co.: Edward, Chester, Emma, Mary, Blanche, Cora, Anna, Elmer. Any information appreciated. Pat Bunyard - Email Needed
I am looking for any information on the name of Burns / Byrns. Thomas F. b. Nov 2, 1874 in What Cheer, Iowa. His farther, Dennis, came from Cork City, Ireland and d. on Nov 19, 1885 in What Cheer, Iowa. Regina Sebastian -EMAIL NEEDED, 3/97
Researching the Capel family of Oskaloosa. My great-grandfather migrated there, but I'm not sure when. He owned a coalyard, according to family lore. His name was John Samuel Capel; his son, William D. Capel later moved to Evansville, IN. Carol Capel Elrod - Email Needed, 11/97
Edward James Carmine b. 12 April 1852 Oskaloosa, IA; m. Addie C. Meredith on March 5, 1879 in Avoca, Pottawattomie, co. IA. Looking for any information on Edward (aka: James Edward) or ancestors; there may have been a surname change involved. Family rumor has it there was a horse thief in the family who was hanged and name was changed -- no proof yet. Have descendants to share. Linda Schwartz, 4/97
I am trying to find the parents of my great-great grandmother: Rebeeca Moore Carpenter. She was b. in Indiana in 1820 and died in Mahaska co. in July 1859. She m. James Harvey Carpenter in 1854 in Mahaska co. June - Email Needed, 3/97
I am looking for Nancy Ellen CARVER, b. 10 June 1845; m. Hiram Gephart MORROW, Pleasant Grove, IA 3 Dec 1863; d. 12 Feb 1918 New Sharon, IA. Beieve father was Thomas CARVER. Any information anyone can share would be greatly appreciated! Lori Anderson - Email Needed, 3/98
We are researching CLARK & ARNOLD families, of Mahaska co, IA. Will share all info we have: William CLARK, b. Feb 21, 1832, Belmont Co. OH, d. April 24, 1916, Pleasanton, IA, m. Edella ARNOLD, b. @1850, Mahaska co, d. Aug 18, 1889, Pleasanton, IA, buried in COAL CREEK CHURCH CEMETARY, in Mahaska Co. Children: 1. ROSE, b.1872-1875, m. High DOXEY, settled OK; 2. ELEANOR, b. Feb 13, 1877, Mahaska co, d. Feb. 15. 1929, m. Elijah B. RYAN. 3. CHARLOTTE, b. 1879, d. Mar 21, 1946, Cheyenne, WY, m. John Wesley BIBBEY; Ch: Robert, 1910-1978, Wheatland, Wy. 4. My Great Grandfather: Leslie Eugene, b. Oct 29, 1882, Mahaska co, d. Oct 02, 1960, Decatur Co. IA. 5. JOHN WILLIAM, b. Jan 27, 1885, d. Nov. 06, 1962, Wheatland, WY, m. EDNA HILL, b. March 20, 1888, d. Nov 1983, Waco, TX. Any info on stats, descendants or ancestors greatly appreciated. WILLIAM CLARK's parents were JOSEPH & ELIZABETH CLARK. JOSEPH had another son named LAWSON C. CLARK, who apparently d. in Unionville, MO. William Baker, 9/97
Wm. & Jane Cobbs to Mahaska co. before 1870. Wm. b. Apr 1789, North Carolina; d. 19 Feb 1870; Jane b. Oct 1799 South Carolina; d. 1873; lived with dau. Nancy Cobbs Page [James Page]. Both buried at Chapel Hill Cemetery just across the line in Monroe co. Any info appreciated, especially Jane's parents etc. Happy to exchange information. Jack Glasgow, 3/97
Searching for information on the CONFAR family: d. Mary Frances CONFAR, Mar 1895, Beacon, IA; b. Louise CONFAR, 1864, Beason, IA. Sarah 'Dolly' CONFAR, 1866, Beacon, IA. These girls are children of William CONFAR and Rebecca BENNETT. Any help appreciated. Carole Confar, 3/98
Nathan CONNER of Louisa Co. married Elizabeth BUELL, b. Nov. 20, 1823. Her father Elias Buell, wife Sarah (Hammond) Buell, and children moved to Iowa in 1837, landing at Burlington. In Louisa Co., he built a saw mill. Left the county in 1844 for Mahaska Co, for MO in 1846, and arrived in Oregon in 1847. Information to share on Conner or Buell? Jon Ridgeway, 10/97
Mahaska co. IA Marriage Record -- Compton-Collins 1890
Wm. A. Compton, place of birth: Mahaska co. IA Age 23
Luella Collins " : Illinois " 19
married by Rev. Orr Campbell, Paster at Oskaloosa, IA,
on 29th day of November 1899. Book 3, Page 116 of Records of Co. of Mahaska.
Transcribed by Larry Hartsog, 9677 Texas Hill Rd, Coulterville, CA 95311, 1/98
I would like documentation or marriage certificate for the marriage of John Gilmore Cordner and Mary Ann NORRIS on 26 Feb 1880. I assume it took place in Oskaloosa. What is fee to get a copy? Alice Jean Edwards, 3/97
Seeking information regarding the parents and siblings of Esther Coulter b. @1862, m. 18 July 1896, Thomas Tones; Children: Allen, John, Richard, Theodore, Jean. Eileen Tones, 9/97
I'm looking for information on Daniel COVEY and wife, Mary BAKER, settled Des Moines/Scott/Jefferson township, in company with uncle Hiram COVEY @1843; d. before 1850; left children Lydia and John. Looking for date & place of death, burial. Thanks. Joseph Covey, 12/97
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. Connections to Mahaska/Winona, MN, Mahaska/Hardin, IA, and Jefferson, WI. Heads of households include Moses Bradford Barton and Andrew Gibson Crawford. Looking for more info on these families and willing to share my info. Does anyone know what happened to the Benton Twp 1880 US Census info on Benton Twp? Webpage:
Kevan Crawford, Email Needed. 10/97
Carter Bailey DARLAND was born in Mahaska Co. abt 1856/63. He was the son of Abraham Darland and Louisa Kirkham. I would like any information about this family, specifically Carter's birthdate and Louisa's burial data (she died 17 Aug 1863, probably in Mahaska Co.). I am happy to share information. Terri Rene DaVar- Howard, 3/97
Looking for info on Matilda (maiden name?) Davis; b. 19 Feb 1842 in Mahaska co.; m. Abner Davis, b. 1834, Missouri, m. 1860. Son, Samuel Grant Davis, b. 1867 in Iowa. Moved to Christian co. Missouri 1868-1880. Thanks. Jim Cochran, 3/97
Looking for information about a Darake family who moved from Wood co, OH to Oskaloosa, IA. Isaac Courtriaght Drake and Catharine Keziah Nusbaum, both apparently died there; Isaac, 9 April 1888 and Catharine, 8 March @1925? Any information greatfully appreciated. Bill Groets - Email Needed, 1/98
My g,g,g grandfather, Britton Edwards, d. Mahaska co. in 1845 and may have held some appointed or elected office in the county, perhaps county coroner. His wife was Martha <Dildine. 9 years later, 1854, the remaining family moved to OR where they became prosperous ranchers and bankers. James Edwards - Email Needed, 12/97
Looking for someone to locate the info on Cyrenus EMMONS who is listed in the 1870 Mahaska Co,IA census. I am researching the name EMMONS with several Cyrenus children out of OH, Fred Co, VA and Floyd/Clark CO, IN. I would like to locate more info on this family Have lots of EMMONS info to share. Other EMMONS on the same page of the 1870 census, p. 328, include: Delborah EMMONS, Josiah EMMONS, & Kasandrew EMMONS. Thanks.
Snail mail: Lonnie Fink, R#4 Box 92, Loogootee,IN 47553-9114
Lonnie Fink, 10/97
Doing research on gg grandfather, William M. Evans, b. June 23, 1870 in New Sharon, Mahaska co.; m. Sarah Jane Brown, b. Fayette co, IA; both d. in New Sharon. Also need info on George M. Evnas, son of above. Ethel France, 1/98
I'm looking for a link to Raymond Warden Ferrell, b. Rosehill, IA, Feb 22, 1885. This was on a visit "back to Iowa" from Kansas. Did Lorin Ferrell, his father or Sarah Ellen Warden, his mother, have any relatives there? Florence Cannariato, 2/98
Looking for the family of Carey Fisher, b. in Parke co, moved to Mahaska co. Iowa, possibly Barnes City; b. 1819; m. Elizabeth Allen. Children include dau. Melissa Ellen, who is the actual target of my search. Melissa, b. 1858 - 1865; m. Fred Kibler. Jerry Christ, 4/97
Recorded on the 1850 Census of Mahaska County, Iowa was: Peter Frondhost, make, agae 29, b. Holland; Adaline, female, age 19, b. Holland; John, male, age 10, b.Iowa. Would appreciate any information regarding these people. Kay Sloan, 8/97
My great grandmother Lida FOX was born in Eddyville, Wapello co, Ia, 15 Mar 1860; Parents: John FOX and Julia WRIGHT; m. Frank SEVERNS; resided St. Joseph, Mo and died there. I have searched Monroe County and Mahaska County. Any information would be appreciated. June Palmer, 9/97
Looking for date of death and place of burial for William Gideon (1796-1875) who died near Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, Iowa on 1 November 1875 or 1 October 1875. He was a veteran of the War of 1812. Mark R. Gideon, 6/97
I am looking for information on Charles Frederick Gile, b. March 23, 1903 Oskaloosa, Mahaska co. IA. Father: Spencer Gile, b. @ 1871; d. March 27, 1937. I would like information about his mother and siblings, some of whom also b. Mahaska co. IA. Larry E. Giles, Email Needed. 5/97
Looking for the family of Edmond Gill whose son was Edward James Gill whose son was Earl Edmond Gill, 22 May 1879, Oskaloosa, IA; m. Muriel Weatherbee, 8 Oct 1903 in Independence, IA. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Linda Leathley, 12/97
Looking for info on Peter Hartman, b. PA, 2 Feb 1783; lived in OH @1830 and still has many descendents there; have info he d. Mahaska co. IA, but know nothing else and would like to learn more. YCDATA, 1/98
I am researching the family of John George Hensyel, d. Mahaska co. 1875, having patented land there in 1848; wife, Susanna Whitmore, d. Mahaska co. 1865. Prior to coming to IA, they lived in Stark co, OH. Children: John; George; Henry; Samuel; Aaron; Isaac; James; Mary A.; Lucinda, m. Asa Whitlock. John, Sr. b. PA 1798. I would like to find his parents, etc. Pam Shelton-Anderson, 12/97
Jonathan Hill and his wife Sarah Jane moved to Kilbourn, Iowa in 1853. In 1860 they are listed on the census as living in Van Buren County. After his wife Sarah died, Jonathan married Anna Mary Rowe in Mahaska County where they continued to live and farm until 1887. They then moved in Knoxville, Iowa. Jonathan and his wives are buried in Bluff Creek Cemetery west of Eddyville, Iowa in Monroe County. Jonathan and his first wife, Sarah, had 9 children: Modecai, Mary Margarite, Sarah Jane, Nancy Elizabeth, Alious, Jonathan, Lafayett, Charles and Martha (Mattie). The children from his second mariage are: Fred Linderman, Thomas Shane, Jettie Pearl and Urban. Any information on these people would be appreciated.
Brian Harrington, 2/97
Looking for members of the HOPE family originally from PA. 1900 census shows Thomas HOPE, (52), Fannie E., Susan, James, WIlliam A. in Union Township ?co.?
1900 census shows Bernard BEGET, (48), Hannah (?), (50), Henry B., Susanna; Susanna HOPE, (79) (mother-in-law.)
Marriage cert. shows Mary Hannah (Mollie) HOWARTH b. Jul 22 1865/68, BrownTown, Mahaska to James HOWARTH and Martha BARBER. Married Dec 26, 1881 to James Christopher HOPE at WhatCheer, IA. Teri, 6/97
Margaret HOPKINS m. John McMILLAN, both b. Ireland, both educated, both buried in Mahaska co. IA. Margaret d. 13 Nov 18--, John d. 12 Feb 1857, buried Bedwell cemetery, Rosehill, IA. Hank & Ruth, 3/98
Jacob J. Hols, born in Holland, died Sept. 23rd 1923 at Mercy hospital of gunshot. The family lived in the Pella/Oskaloosa Iowa area. Looking for obits and stories on the shooting. Steve Hols, 1/97
Looking for more info on Rev. James S. Horner and families, both spouses, children, etc; b. 25 May 1830, Perry co. OH; d. 11 Aug 1919, New Sharon, Mahaska co. IA. Becky Hunter, 10/97
Looking for any information of the Nevada Smith Hyett and Julia Anna Stephen Hyett family. Children: Roy Lloyd, b. 1892; Hazel Helen, b. 1894; Guy Floyd, b. 1898; Mina Anna, b. 1904, all in Mahaska co.; Vivian Dorothea, b. 1912 in Benton co. News of either ancestors or descendents would be greatly appreciated. Pat Ludeke - Email Needed, 6/97
Need information on date of death of Adella (Beadle) James of Beacon, Iowa. She was b. 18 June 1859 in Van Buren co. Iowa; wife of John James also from Beacon, Iowa. W.Crabtree - Email Needed, 3/97
Looking for information and parents of James L/S Johnson, b. GA/IL; m. Matilda Walters b.@ Jul 1858, Mahaska co. Beverly Sweeney, Email Needed 4/97
Am seeking information on Sarah Celesta Savage Jones, b. July 9, 1854. She lived in New Sharon, Mahaska County. She was the daughter of David Savage and Mary Ann Goudy. Any and all information is greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help. Carol Chaney - Email Needed, 8/97
Looking for information on Minnie A. JOHNSON, b. Aug 1869, Norway; m. 1892 to August S. LARSON of Sweden. Children: Theadore L, b. 1893; John E, b. 1896; Ellen T, b. 1899. I have them in MAHASKA co. Jefferson twp. near the town of BUXTON on the 1900 census. August, John and Ellen went north to Saskatchawan, Canada in 1911 to start a farm. I have not found out any information between 1900 and 1911 on this family. I'm looking to find a grave or something exsplaining what happened to Minnie and Theadore. John Larson, 10/97
Looking for information on Miles Lawrance, b. 17 Nov 1790, MA; d. 13 Nov 1869, Peoria, Mahaska co, IA; buried in Appel Cemetery; wife unknown. Only child, William H. Lawrance, b. Dec 1820, Oswego, NY; d. 24 June 1874, Cedarvale, Chatauqua co. KS, while visiting a dau. His wife, Rebecca Lundy, dau. of Eli Lundy and Phebe McVey, m. 12 Mar 1848. Children: Caroline, m. John C. Howar; Amelia Rebeca, m. William Henry Evans of Mahaska co. IA; William Wesley, m. Eldora Samuels, Melissa, m. Tom Caven; Charles H; Cora A., m. Gilbert Dennis Samuels; Emma R., m. Charles H. Graham. I have quite a bit of information on their descendants and am anxious to exchange.
Snail mail: 5001 Krueger Dr, #2, Dickinson, TX 77539
Toni B. Rodgers, 10/97
Searching for the death/burial record of Rebecca A. Carnes Lay-Talbott, who was last known to be alive in 1910. She was b. @ 1815 in SC. She m.2nd James A. TalbottLay Cumpton. Larry Hartsog. 4/97
I am researching James Lockhart married to Kesiah Jones who lived in Mahaska County from about 1847 to 1857. Any information on this family would be helpful. Allyson Noyes, Email Needed 7/97
I am looking for John LORIMORE and Elizabeth MENDENHALL, m. Feb. 19, 1843. Their dau, Martha, b. in Oskaloosa on Nov. 8, 1860. claudia o'driscoll, 9/97 (email acct no longer valid. 11/21/2023)
I'm looking for information on Allsey and Sara Lough's parents. I know that Allsey married John Darland in Parke co, Indiana. She died 21 Mar 1926 in Barnes City, Mahaska co, Iowa. Sara married Lambert Darland in Parke co, and died in Barnes City also. However I'm not sure if its in Mahaska or Poweshiek co. I'm looking for anyone who know the names of the girl's parents. Wendy Palomo, 2/97
My grandfather, Dean Iver Love, b. Oskaloosa, 1917. He was an only child but had many aunts and uncles: James, b @1891; Earl, b. 1898; Virgil, b. aft.1900; George; Emmett;Lewis;Lilly;Bessy, and another female, all b. after 1890. Dean's father, Charles, b. after 1891, d. of TB in 1921. I am looking for any descendants to help put my family tree together. Steve Kolnick, 1/98

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