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Birth record: Frederick Wert SETZER, b. 9 May 1875, Oskaloosa, Mahaska county. Parents: Omega and Nancy SETZER. Marriage: Omega SETZER to Nancy Jane ALLGOOD, approximately 1870 -- 1874 time frame. Virg Setzer, 10/97
The Ream and Sharp families immigrated from PA in 1855-56. Several sons served in the IA, IN and PA Volunteer Infantry units during the American Civil War. I have information regarding selective units, specifically the 7th Regiment of IA, Volunteer Infantry. There are also several new found "cousins" who are happy to share information. Richard Martis, Email Needed. 2/98
Seeking information about the family of Thompson SHAW and Louisa FAZENBAKER. Both Thompson (Oct 1827-Sept 1878) and Louisa (1832-Jan 1905) were b. in Allegany County, MD; m. November 1851. According to Louis E. Hicks, a Fazenbaker researcher, the SHAWs spent 6 years on the family estate before moving to WV with their daughter (no name given). From there, the family moved via wagon train to Beacon, Iowa, and from there to Taintor, Iowa. Children: James H; William N; Larns W; Ellenora, m. George GARNER. A son and daughter of Thompson's brother John, also settled in Mahaska Co.: Rebecka Susan BEAVERS and William L. SHAW. I have considerable information on the earlier generations of these families. Carol Askey - Email Needed. 10/97
Need information on the family of George and Eliza Sheesley, who came from Columbus, OH to Peoria P.O., Richland twp, Mahaska co. @1856 as farmers; both are George and Eliza are living in this area in 1900. Children: David; George; Mary; William; John; Phebe; Martha; Eddie; Joseph. Thanks for your help. Robert Jungbluth,, 11/97
My g-g grandparents both d. in Mahaska co, Iowa @ 1850 at a relatively young age. Matthew Leeper Smith, b. 23 May 1816 in Barren, Kentucky; d. 9 May 1850 Mahaska, Iowa. Elizabeth Maxwell, b. 25 Apr 1820 in Fulton, Illinois; d. @ 1850, Mahaska, Iowa. Is there any info about illnesses or Indian attacks etc. that might explain their deaths? Any info appreciated. Melissa Ogle - Email Needed. 3/97
Looking for information on my ancestors who lived in Mahaska co. IA, @1850. Matthew Leeper Smith, b. 1816; d. 9 May 1850. Elizabeth Maxwell, b. 1820; d.1850. Their dau. Ester Ann Smith, b. 1843, lived with her grandparents, John Smith and Esther Leeper in Van Buren co., IA after the death of her parents. Jody Schau, 4/97
Emma Cordelia Steen, b. 23 April 1871 in Mahaska co; m. Oliver PErry Myers, b. 28 Aug 1866 in Poweshiek co., Iowa. Emma's parents were John Steen and Magdelina Cox. Any information on the Steen's would be appreciated. Ruth Wecker, 4/97
Reuben Stellenberger/Shellenberger, b. 1830 PA; m. Alvira, b. 1836, OH. Lived with Amos Holloway 1860, Pleasant Grove Twp., Mahaska co. Children: Mary, 1854; Amos, 1855;, Wm, 1856; all b. Mahaska co. Mary m. John Allen Ralls, date unknown. Gail Ralls, 5/97
Catherine "Kate" Stout, b. April 17, 1858, Fremont, Mahaska co. IA; m. 1876, Fremont, Mahaska co. to Franklin Arthur Yeoman. Looking for family descendants of sibling, J.E. Stout. Thanks! RT Seehusen, 2/98
Desperately seeking twin half brothers due to medical emergency of my cancer diagnosis and poor prognosis: Charles Walter Streever & Carlton Joseph Steever, b. 21 May 1941 at 10:40/11:am at the home of their grandmother by her, Eva Norris Swanson located at 617 4th Street, Des Moines. The twins mother is Ruth Jane Kruzick Swanson, 18 years' old at time of birth, b. 1922-23. Our father was Roy Raymond Streever, Jr, b. 13/Feb 1923; d. 2 Aug 1965 under name Roy Raymond Stephens in Dade Co. FL. Roy, Jr. and Ruth m. in Des Moines on 31 Aug 1940, witnesses to marriage; Roy Streever and Charles Swanson. My mother and Roy Streever, Jr. were married in Des Moines on 19 March 1949 and divorced because of father's dessertion in 1957. Roy Streever, Jr's parents were Roy Raymond Streever, Sr. b. 1884 in Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo co. IA (his parents were Charles Albert Streever and Nade Osborn) and Minnie Ethel Beadle, b. @ 1895 in Beacon, IA. Minnie's parents were Frances Sanford Beadle, b. 1854 and Grace, b. 1868. Minnies's siblings were Alice, Bud, John and Frankie Beadle. Roy Sr., and Minnie were married on 18 Feb 1922. Have pictures of Charles Walter and Carlton Joseph Streever at @ 4 years old in 1945. Any info would wincerely appreciated. Call 303-690-6066 or write to 4356 S. Blackhawk Way, Aurora, CO 80015. Sharon Streever Mickey, 4/97
I am looking for any nfo on Frankie Stringfellow, 1866-1924, m. Ludwig Jensen, 1851-1913. They lived in Rose Hill, Mahaska co, IA. Children: Sidna Ann, 1888-1913; Paul Vivian, 1892-1983. Frankie and Ludwig owned a store in Rose Hill; moved to Macon co. MO, @1900. I cannot find a marriage date for them and do not their parents. Ludwig, b. Denmark, immigrated sometime in 1870's. There are still Stringfellows in Mahaska co. I would appreciate any info. Alan Oliver, 2/98
I am hoping to find information about my great-great grandparents, Timothy and Anna Sullivan. They are buried in the small Irish cemetery in Eddyville. The dates on their headstones are: Timothy 1829-1902, and Anna 1832-1910.
Joe Sullivan, (2/97)
Looking for someone related to the William and Sarah Teas family who lived in Oskaloosa, IA in 1887. Sarah Ellen, dau. of William, m. John Call that year and moved to St. Louis, MO. I can find no record of Sarah, or Ella, as she was called, after 1900. Tom & Myra LeValley, 12/97
Looking for information on Mahlon Thomas listed in 1850 census in Mahaska co. Iowa.
Phil Thomas
Looking for the parents of Mary A. Walters, b. Oct 1836, Il; m. William H. Zornes, 5 May 1858, mahaska co. IA. Beverly Sweeney, Email Needed 4/97
My g-grandfather's brother, Peter Wacha, applied for naturalization in Mahaska co. 1889. He then moved to Richald co. ND. If anyone is researching this family please contact me. I am very interested in knowing about siblings and parents. One brother was John WACHA (1839-1934) of Richland co. ND. Another was Ignatio (Henry) WACHA of Michigan. Please contact me if you have any information. Barb Bonham, 5/97
I am seeking info. on the Wells family who lived in Oskaloosa around 1860: William F. Wells and wife Alice M. lived in Chariton, Lucas co. Tolber Wells and wife Annie S lived in Oskaloosa around 1890; Oliver Charles Wells, b. in Bridgeport, Fayette co. PA, 1848; m. Mary C. Holloway in Oscaloosa where their son, Jesse, was born. Elizabeth WELLS m. John Ratliff. Oliver, Tobert, William and Elizabeth were siblings. The family was from Fayette co. PA. I am also seeking info on Mary C. Holloway whose mother Rachel died giving birth to twins. We believe these families were Amish or Quakers. Any help appreciated. Rosalie Carroll, 5/97
I'm researching the surname of Wells, in particular the following names: Minerva B. Wells, b. 1853,Mahaska co, Iowa; Ben Wells, Jesse Wells, Hiram Wells. The later being brothers of Minerva. The following names are of interest, as they resided in the same location as Minerva's birth: Alexander Wells, Chester Wells, Isaac Wells, John Wells, Patrick Wells, Thomas Wells, William Wells. Clarence E. Johnson2/97
I am researching the Whitlock family of Mahaska co. IA. John James Whitlock m. Abigail Hartley in Russell co, KY in 1832; lived in IL for a number of years; came to Mahaska co. in 1848. He d. there in 1849. Abigail d. 1856, leaving children: Asa Martin, b. 1833; m. Lucinda Hensyel; d. 1875; Ezra B., b. 1838; m. Mary S Lewis, location unknown after 1870, would like to know; Mary Jane, b. 1845; m. Hiram Richey, 1866, location unknown from that date. I would like to hear from anyone researching the Whitlocks. Pam Shelton-Anderson, 12/97
Clara L. Williams, b. 29 Sept 1864, New Sharon, IA. Father: Cyrus T. Williams; mother: Ann Eliza Winder. Any information or contact will be appreciated. Paul Holzer - Email Needed, 2/98
Searching for descendants of the Williams family: William N; Thomas M; Robert L; Howard; George W; Jacob; Ellanora. Parents: Jacob and Sarah Saxton Williams moved from Lucas co. to Mahaska co. between 1880 and 1900. Thanks for you help. Jeff Imes, 12/97
William C. Williams and Jemima Camplin m. in Mahaska co. in 1845. William had been orphaned in 1836. I am trying to find guardianship papers relating to him. Since he turned 21 after he married, I am wondering if those guardianship papers might be filed in Mahaska co. Thank you. Mary McMillan, 4/97
I am researching John and William Wilson, brothers probably b. IN/OH. John's 1st m. ?? Warner, before 1859, likely in IA. Children: Amos, b. @1859, IA; Ammi, b.@1860, IA; Commodore Perry, b. 1862, Shelby co. IA, m. Annette Pool, Powesheik co. IA, d. 1910, Boone co, NE. William m. Isabel McNair before 1865, Child: Edgar, b. @1865. According to family rumour, William was killed by Indians or moonshiners, sometime between 1865 and 1869. John's 2nd m. was his brother's widow, @1870, MO. Children: William, b. @1870, MO, m. Jane Crooks Carter in NE; Clara, b. 1874, Mahaska co. IA, m. John Cole in NE; Ellen, my grandmother, b. 1878, Barnes City, Mahaska co, IA, m. William Havens NE. John d. Mahaska co, IA 1878; Isabel d. Albion, Boone co, NE 1909. Any information on any of this family would be welcomed. Maxine Gingell, 1/98
Alvin Wilson lived Mahaska co. during the 1850's, b. 1798 CT, m. Lura Allen, 1829, OH, d. 1864, drowned in Mississippi River. Children: Elizabeth Glotfelder; Thirza Kimmis; Isaac, m. Mary Motley; Cynthia; Myra; Joel, m. Ada Gravatt; Mary Williamson; Ann Eliza Fisher; Jennie D. Judy; Elnora Cash. Several Allen & Wilcox families in Mahaska county are inter-related. Gladly share info, but especially interested in what happened to Alvin's daus. Cynthia and Myra. Ellie Burch, 1/98
James Robinson Woods; b. 1826 Ohio; d. 1911 Rose Hill, Mahaska, Iowa; m. Elizabeth J. Morris, 1851 Ohio. Came to area after 1851. Children: Blanche Everletta (Eve); Charles Franklin; Florence; Robert Morton; Elmer Ellsworth; William Grant. Looking for event dates, burial locations, and other researchers. Brother of James was Silas Smith "Elias" Woods who also resided in Mahaska co. Both James and Silas were sons of Samuel Woods and Susanah Agigail Glines. Dave Schubert, Email Needed 3/97
Searching Samuel E. WOODS & Delilah BURNS, b. 10 May 1838, Lee Co; m. 23 Oct 1856, Knoxville, Ia; lived Mahaska Co. children: John Clinton, b. 29 Dec 1857; Leighton; Mary Alice; Oriminta; Charles E.; Everett. Samuel served in Civil War. Moved to Central City, NE; d. 1898. Delilah, d. 14 Oct 1928, age 90, Central City, NE. John Clinton m. Nellie {Florence} BISHOP, b. 20 Jan 1857, Yates City, IL, m. 25 Dec 1883 Elmwood, IL. Alice Howe, 10/97
Looking for information on William F. Wright, b. 16 Dec 1800. Believe family moved to Mahasa co. @1830. Thanks for any help. Ethel France, 2/98


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