Muscatine County Iowa
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Muscatine County Queries

Archived Queries Jul 2002 - Dec 2002


Subject: Samuel Shortridge
Dated: December 30, 2002 12:20 PM
We have researched for a while and found one of our ancestors on this page. His name is Samel Shortridge. Could you tell who else was in the household and datesÖ I would really appreciate the help.. Thank you.. Cheryl

Subject: Re: broken link
Dated: December 28, 2002 6:09 PM
From: Marlow Galbraith
I have the same problem with the link. I have tried it several times. I am looking for a: James Galbreath and wife Maryann Molinda Child John James Child Thressa Frances Thressa was born in Muscatine Co in 1849 so I was hopping they stayed put there until after the 1850 census.Some time between 1849 and 1853 they moved to Georgetown ILLINOIS Vermilion County where Maryann died 1853. Thank you for your help in serching the 1850 Muscatine census. Marlow Galbraith

Subject: muscatine GenWeb: surnames Judish and Wilhelme
Dated: December 23, 2002 5:08 PM
From: Susie Lee
I am looking for genealogy information on Mary Agnes Judish (b. Oct 1874). She married William Henry Wilhelme (b. Jun 1873) in 1905. Many of the photos I have of my great-grandmother Mary are from the Grosheim brothers Muscatine studio. Mary died in 1932 and William in 1953. They had two children, Louesia (b. 1907) and Charles (b. 1911). Susie Lee

Subject: HELP
Dated: December 15, 2002 4:51 PM
From: Kaye
The person I am looking for is Ernest R. Morgan II, he served in WWII with his brother Earel Morgan. I am trying to help his daughter find his military record. All she knows is that she was told that her Dad (Ernest) and his brother (Earel) were together in the Army. She said the Muscatine Journal had written a few article about the Morgan brothers and had them in the paper. She also said that they both were shot two weeks apart. Thankfully, they both survived. I am trying to locate what company they were in and possibly the unit, so when we receive the forms from St. Louis, she can send for his records. I really hope that they were not among the ones that were destroyed in the fire in 1973. Thanks again for any help you can give us. Have a Very Happy Holiday, Kaye

Subject: Tooman
Dated: December 13, 2002 11:45 PM
From: Jenny
Hi i would like to fine the marriage of Samuel Tooman he was born in Muscatine his parents died and was raised My Hendrickson and Married around 1877 He married Ida Gatten or Gatton can anyone help i just can't fine the marriage Thanks Jenny

Dated: December 11, 2002 2:57 PM
From: Johnnie
I am looking for information on the HENNING and WALLINGFORD Family's. William N. Henning married Sarah F. Wallingford September 19, 1865 at Muscatine County, Iowa. Thanks Johnnie.

Subject: Muscatine Co., Iowa Query
Dated: December 7, 2002 11:44 PM
From: Lauree M. Straight
I am looking for the parents of Warner Marsh who married Harriet Nye McCoy [her 2nd marriage] on 26 May 1853 in Muscatine County, Iowa. Harriet was born on 21 Mar 1822 in Wayne Co, Ohio to Benjamin & Azubah (nee Webster) Nye. She arrived in Musacatine County, Iowa in 1834 with her family. Warner & Harriet moved to Linn County, Iowa on 30 Aug 1853. They had five children included in the marriage [Harriet had six children with 1st husband George W. McCoy]. Warner came to the state of Iowa in 1845 according to a census but I cannot seem to find any other record to verify this (he was not in the 1850 Federal Census). In the 1880 Federal Census he stated he father was born in VT and his mother in MA. Warner died in Lynn County, Iowa on 21 Apr 1897. His obituary states he was born on 17 Aug 1818 in Chautauqua County, New York. I found him on the 1840 census there living alone but could not fit him in any other Marsh families there with previous Federal censuses. No other records pertaining to Warner in Cautauqua County, New York were found yet. I have information on Harriet's family and George W. McCoy's family and am happy to share it. Lauree M. Straight

Subject: Lawyers in Muscatine 1875ish
Dated: December 7, 2002 12:06 PM
From: Collene
Can any one tell me where I might look up information on early Mucatine Co. Lawyers ? I am looking for a DANIEL HARKER that was a lawyer in WILTON JUCTION and City of MUSCATINE,and HARRY FISHER in Muscatine. I havent a clue what or where to look for this kind of information. Can you give me any help? Collene Harker

Subject: Norman Baker-Harry Fisher
Dated: December 7, 2002 12:02 PM
From: Collene
I am looking for information on HARRY FISHER. I was told that he was the Lawyer to the famous NORMAN BAKER. He had the early Cancer Cures. I was told that Normam got ran out of town and HARRY went with him. I believe this to be true as Harry did move to Eureka Springs AK, as did Norman Baker. Does any one have information about Lawyers in Muscatine? Is the a book out on Norman Baker? Collene

Subject: History
Dated: December 7, 2002 9:13 AM
From: Liz
I was raised in Muscatine. Can anyone tell me what date the First Evangelical United Brethren Church, located on the corner of 6 and Mulberry burned, what was the cause of the fire, and was it still operating at the time? The minister was Rev. J. Arthur Eveland, in the 50's when I was a member. Liz

Subject: JONES Muscatine, IOWA
Dated: December 5, 2002 3:32 PM
From: Sharon
Looking for help in locating the family of Augustine Jones who lived in Muscatine, Iowa around the years 1870. There was a daughter, Clara Jones who married a George S. Butler. I believe that they may have been married in Muscatine. She was born in 1867/ 1868 in Ridout, IL. Thanks, Sharon

Subject: Muscatine Deaths
Dated: December 4, 2002 6:54 PM
From: Tom Elliott
Dave, On March, 9th or 10th of 1879 in Muscatine, a Marie Wilson died. She was a cousin to the Wilson's of the Cherry -Wilson Shoe buisness. She may also be able to supply a clue as to the history of my gr-grandmother. I need her obituary if you can help. I know she was buried in Greenwood, and she may have had a church service, at the Episcopal Church. Please let me know if there is any charge, and where to send it. Thank you, You have helped me so graciously before. Tom Elliott

Subject: John O'Brien in Muscatine Co.
Dated: December 1, 2002 1:24 PM
From: Marge
My interest in Muscatine Co. is any information on: Company "I" of the 11th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry or the Twenty-seventh Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry. I believe my g-gf was the John O'Brien who deserted from the 11th Reg. in Memphis (or Jackson) on Jan 20, 1863. He is reported by family to have come from Ireland as a child stow away to New York City about 1852. I am wondering if it is possible he was sent on an orphan train on to Iowa where he later joined the Infantry. I have obtained the military records of the deserting John and it contains: John O'Brien, age 26 Residence Muscatine, Iowa, nativity Ireland. Enlisted Sept. 20, 1861. Mustered Oct. 19, 1861. Deserted Jan. 20, 1863, Memphis, TN It appears the Twenty-seventh Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry was formed in the same area of Iowa and was also in Jackson Tennessee at about the time of his desertion. I am interested in any information on either the llth or 27th Regiment and especially the John O'Brien who may have served in them or any John O'Brien shown in the 1860 census living in the household of another family,. Thanks, Marge

Subject: Cemeteries of Muscatine
Dated: November 26, 2002 11:36 PM
From: Jim Morton
Hi: I just searched through all the cemetery records found on the IA GenWeb site for Muscatine. My great-great-grandfather, William Alexander Morton, died February 8, 1859 in, I think, Muscatine. I found his widow living in Muscatine in the 1860 census. They had moved to Muscatine from Tipton, IA sometime shortly before his death. I think he must be buried in Muscatine but he doesn't show up in any of the cemeteries that are searchable on the IA Gen Web site. Any advice? Jim Morton

Subject: BEEMER
Dated: November 26, 2002 7:47 PM
From: Dorothy Alvis
Looking for any information on Beemer's in Muscatine Co.,Iowa who were there as early as the Civil War period. Several BEEMER men served from this county, their names being Joseph, Levi, Jacob. Originially from Ontario, Canada, to Ohio, Indiana, and the line was also in Missouri at some point and Henry Co.,Iowa and Dodge Co., Nebraska in the 1880's and 1900's. If you have any data on any BEEMERS' in this area, especially around Muscatine, please e-mail me at: Dorothy Alvis

Subject: Look-up, Please-1836 Territorial Census
Dated: November 26, 2002 3:09 PM
From: Mary
I would greatly appreciate a look-up from the 1836 Territorial Census for Demoine, Iowa on: Page 68, Jacob SNODERLY Thank you, Mary

Subject: obit.
Dated: November 26, 2002 10:19 AM
From: Hobart Gray
Looking for obit.of Robert Hymes/Himes who passed a way in October of 1966 in West Liberty or Muscatine Iowa Thanks in advance for your help.Hobart Gray.

Subject: Jacob Fessler
Dated: November 25, 2002 5:12 PM
From: Lee Fessler
Seeking additional info Re: Jacob Fessler b. 18 Oct 1834 in Baden, d. 23 Oct 1916. Buried Lutheran Home. He is one of Fessler (Faessler) brothers who settled in Iowa. Any other info or leads would br greatly apprteciated. Thanks, Lee Fessler

Subject: Jacob Lorenz
Dated: November 21, 2002 11:43 AM
From: Rolf Spier Donati
Sir, I'm married with Monique Lorenz wich ancestor (enough far away) was Jacob Lorenz living in Muscatine on a hill where he had a wineyard. Actually there is a "Lorenz street" in Muscatine ! I'm working on a genealogical tree of Monique's parents. I'm a frenchman and I'm sorry for my mistakes in english... On the web, I've seen the "Muscatine county history 1911" and on page 19 the name of Jacob Lorenz is mentioned. Whow can I have this famous page ? I give you my e-mail and adress and of course I'm ready to pay for such a service. With all my best regards. Rolf SPIER DONATI

Subject: OUERY: Muscatine GenWeb Project-Vernet TRACY
Dated: Thursday, November 21, 2002 9:31 AM
From: Timothy Lee
I am looking for any information on the Vernet TRACY family. Vernet TRACY was born 1803 in Luzerne Co., PA, the son of Peleg and Hannah TRACY. Vernet married Mary Ann DILLY, daughter of Jonathan and Polly DILLY. Vernet had ten children: Ferdinand, Vernet (Edward Vernet), Theodore, Ellen, Harriet, Hannah, Hamilton, Frances, Theodosia, and Blanche. Vernet left Muscatine county for California with Ferdinand, Vernet, and Theodore in 1850 after the census and returned in 1852. In the 1880 census, Vernet and Mary are alive and well in Cedar Township, Muscatine County. I have completed Vernet's TRACY family tree back to about 1400 and will share this information. I would like to get family group sheets for each of the children. I particularly would like in formation on the son (Edward) Vernet TRACY, my father-in-law's ancestor. Also, would love any family history. Especially, how Mary coped with 6 children while pregnant during the two years Vernet was gone to California. Researcher: Timothy Lee 28 Holly Hill Rd Litle Rock AR 72204

Subject: Muscatine Co., Iowa Query
Dated: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 8:37 PM
From: Karrie Behling
Richard HARRIS was living in Muscatine Co., Iowa between 1840 and 1850. His wife was Hannah. Their sons were Richard Jr., William, John, Sylvanius, and Samuel. Richard Jr. married Elizabeth PALMER or PARMER 21 October 1841 in Muscatine Co. Elizabeth was the daughter of Ashbel and Phoebe PALMER or PARMER. Any clues at all about Richard HARRIS and his family would be very appreciated. I would be happy to share research. Karrie Behling

Subject: Muscatine Co., Iowa Query
Dated: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 8:32 PM
From: Karrie Behling
Ashbel PALMER or PARMER died Oct 1842 in Muscatine Co., Iowa. I am searching for any other clues relating to him and his family. His wife was Phoebe PALMER or PARMER. It is spelled differently on different records. Their children were Elizabeth, Noble, Pembroke, Milton, and Maria. I would be happy to share information. Karrie Behling

Subject: WELSH
Dated: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 3:06 PM
From: Jan
I am looking for information regarding my gg grandfather, William Welsh. I know he is buried in Muscatine, as is his son Frank (Francis). I am trying to find out when William was born and his date of death, and his parents, if possible. I would also like information concerning Minnie ROSENFIELD, Frank's first wife. Who were her parents, siblings, children? My grandmother Frances is her daughter with Frank, but she was married to Mr. Kopf before Frank, and had two daughters. Thank you so much! Jan Jan

Dated: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 7:18 PM
From: Joyce Bryant
Iím researching the HARTMANN/ HOLTZ/ MUELLER/ MEOLLER Families from Germany & Iowa, USA. Wilhelmina (various spellings) HARTMANN imigrated to America, I donít know when or on what ship. She was born 1833 Oathfresan, Hanover, Germany and married 1st to Fred HOLTZ in 1859 at Muscatine Co, Muscatine, Iowa, USA. I presume that it would have been around this time that she imigrated. They had two daughters Lena Lucy b 1860 and Lucy Rebecca b 1862. Fred died 1863 resulting from the Civil War and Wilhelmina remarried Charles John MUELLER/MOELLER at Muscatine, Iowa. This union resulted in four known children and probably could be five. They were Elizabeth, Lydia, Margaret & Charles Emanuel. Wilhelmena & Charles MOELLER are both buried in the Gardner Cemetery, Huerfano, Colorado, USA. as is Lucy & Eli MOCKMORE , and Elizabeth & Frederick GRIFFITH. I believe that I have a photo of Wilhelmina and two of her daughters, also a photograph sent to Australia and on the reverse side it mentions Maggie GRIBBLE, Lydia CLARK (Canada), Lucy MOCKMORE, Lizzie GRIFFITH & Lena ROCHE (not present). These are four cousins. If anyone knows anything about these families at all I would appreciate any help. How do I obtain death ceertificates from America, as I live in Australia and can some kind person tell me what information I could hope to find on a death certificate? Is there anyone who would be willing to photograph headstones in Gardner cemetery?? Looking forward to receiving heaps of replies. Many thanks in anticipation of a great result. Yours Kindly Joyce Bryant a Hartmann descendant living in Australia

Subject: Death Certificates
Dated: Monday, October 14, 2002 1:38 PM
From: Rene
I am seeking information on death records for my great great = grandparents that are buried in Muscatine County Jerry Kile Died 28 Nov 1888 (or possibly 28 Nov 1889) Elizabeth Kile Died 5 Oct 1899 Both Buried in Nichols Cemetary, Nichols, IA Fredrick G Kaiser Died 18 Oct 1885 Elizabeth Kaiser Died 28 Mar 1878 Buried in Oak Ridge Cemetary, West Liberty IA I am interested in obtaining any additional information contained on the death certificates and also in obtaining copies of the certificates themselves. Any assistance you could provide is greatly appreciated thanks you in advance Rene'

Subject: Newspaper clippings
Dated: Sunday, October 13, 2002 9:59 PM
From: Kenneth
I have some newspaper clippings about the death of Dr. William A, Houk (My Great-Uncle). They were sent to my grandfather and his family upon bill's death. I also have several pictures of Bill from my families archives. Most of these are posted on at the George M. Houk Family web site. I have also posted a family tree for my family at What I would like to know is this, did William A Houk have any children and how can I find them on the net? So far I have not been able to find any information on my Great-Uncles families. Any help or references you cloud provide would be appreciated. Thank you for your help. Kenneth

Subject: Muscatine Iowa Lookup request-will Leonard Houtz 1864
Dated: Sunday, October 13, 2002 5:33 PM
From: Col. Larry P. Cornwell
Would you please do a lookup for me in the Muscatine Iowa will records? My ancestor Leonard Houtz died Jan 8, 1864 in Muscatine. His name may have been spelled Hautz, Houts, etc. I don't know the date of the will, or even if he wrote one. He moved into the Muscatine area in 1850 to Seventy-six Township Please let me know of the results of your search via return e-mail. If your policies permit, I would like a copy of the will, along with any other associated papers, and bill, sent to: Col. Larry P. Cornwell, USAF-Ret.

Subject: Muscatine County
Dated: Sunday, October 13, 2002 9:39 AM
From: Gordon
I am trying to find the grave of Abraham Sears and his wife Matilda. Thanks in advance.. Gordon

Subject: FOTSCH in Muscatine County
Dated: Saturday, October 12, 2002 10:33 AM
From: Kathy
I am looking for any information regarding the FOTSCH family in Iowa, Muscatine County. The information I have indicates that John and Magdalena FOTSCH (maiden name the same) married in Davenport, Iowa in 1855. They had a daughter, Magdalena in 1856 in Ohio. However, I am confused by a posting I saw that says that they came from Switz or Germany with a 6 month old child named Magdaleine. I have found other references to FOTSCH's in Muscatine--Conrad, Rudolph, Maggie, Amelia, Bertina, and John. These people must be related but I can't yet figure it out. Any help would be appreciated. Kathy

Subject: Muscatine County Queries
Dated: Wednesday, October 9, 2002 9:29 PM
From: Brian
I need someone to do a simple lookup at the Muscatine Library in the 1907 Muscatine City Directory and perhaps later editions to look for "Susanna Ida WILLIAMS". She was originally from near the Springdale area in Cedar County and her husband died in about 1930. She had a sister, Eunice WYMER, that moved to Muscatine in 1906 so she may have moved in with her as early as 1907 or as late as 1930. Susanna died in 1959 and is confirmed buried in Greenwood. If her name is found in any particular year, I would like you to check the "reverse street directory" usually found in the front of each edition, which would show the main tenant or owner at that address. I'm trying to figure out when she came to Muscatine and with whom she stayed. Brian

Subject: STICK siblings
Dated: Saturday, October 5, 2002 4:10 PM
From: Anna
My gggrandmother's application for widow's pension lists three children born in Muscatine IA. Albert L STUECK (STICK) b. 23, Sept, 1854, Anna Barbara STUECK (STICK) b. 18, August, 1856 and Katherine STUECK (STICK) b. about 1858. I am looking for confirmation of their births and/or evidence of this family, children of Charles and Katherine STUECK (STICK), living in this area. The eldest child, George M. was born in Pennsylvania in 1852. Thank you for any help or direction you can provide. Anna

Subject: DOOLEY, REDMON, VANDERGRIFT or various spellings
Dated: Friday, October 4, 2002 4:29 PM
From: Alice
I'm looking for information on the above mentioned surnames who were living in Muscatine during the 1930's. Especially interested in the CLYDE H DOOLEY who died April 2, 1958 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery. I believe he may be a half brother to my father's cousin. Does anyone know how I can contact the cemetery to get a copy of his burial record. Thanks in advance for any information. Sincerely, Alice

Subject: BACON, Hattie-Muscatine Co
Dated: Sunday, September 29, 2002 11:26 AM
From: Larry
Searching for proof of birth. Hattie BACON Wilton Junction Dec. 25, 1874. One of her sons left a written record giving this place and date. The parents were Edward BACON and Emily (Griswold) BACON. Appreciate any help, such as address of county clerk, etc. Larry

Subject: LEMKAU
Dated: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 12:20 AM
From: Cindi
I looking for information concerning the LEMKAU line in Muscatine County. Any help would be wonderful. Cindi

Subject: Muscatine County Look-ups
Dated: Sunday, September 22, 2002 7:36 PM
From: Gordon
I am trying to find a marriage record for a Archie Miller and a Iva Mae Goldsberry. Can you help me? Thanks in advance. Gordon

Subject: Information wanted re: Bendict (Benedict) Maurer married to Elizabeth Marolf
Dated: Thursday, September 19, 2002 11:43 AM
From: Mariel
I am surfing, but know that subject couple came to Muscatine from Switzerland, originally settling for a few months in Illinois, around 1849-50. My father, Johann B. Maurer and Karolina W. were born later in Iowa. The first son, Fred Maurer did not leave Iowa. He had a store in Wilton. John and Carrie came to Great Falls, Montana with a cousin (??), Albert Maurer around 1890. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Mariel

Subject: McCreary/Kelly Connection
Dated: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 11:26 AM
From: Shari
Looking for a McCreary/Kelly families connection to Muscatine, IA in 1879. My gg aunt Mary Jane McCreary was born in Muscatine, IA in 1879. Her parents were Miller L. and Melissa "Jane" Kelly McCreary of Hillsville, Mahoning Twp., Lawrence Co., PA. The parents returned to that area of PA after 1880 and lived there until their deaths. Meliaa "Jane" Kelly McCreary was living in Scott Co., IA during the 1880 Census with her parents Wm and Mary Kelly while Miller had already returned to Hillsville, PA. Any help greatly appreciated. Shari

Subject: David and Christopher Rowe Bath N.Y.
Dated: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 7:32 PM
From: Bob
Are these the Rowes whose grandfather is Jacob Rowe, Sr. in Bath, N.Y. whose children were Fanny, Anna and Jacob, Jr.? Did Russell Warren marry Fanny? Did Jacob Jr.'s daughter, Betsy "Polly" Rowe marry Robert E. Logan abt. 1805? Her brother's were Christopher, John Smith, James, VanRenseleer. Also a sister, Elizabeth. If you can help it will be greatly appreciated. Bob

Subject: Pace Geneology
Dated: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 8:38 PM
From: Dorothy
Looking for Michael Pace and Joseph Pace and any other paces from 1800 on the two above mentioned are supposed to be in the 1840 Census but also looking for others including Arthur A. Pace or just Arthur Pace thank you Dorothy

Subject: Cora Phillips
Dated: Saturday, September 14, 2002 8:26 PM
I was told that my great grandmother Cora A. Phillips was bone June 30, 1877 in Muscatine. I can find no record of her or who her parents were. She married James Snyder from Wisconsin but I don't know what state they were wed in. If anyone knows of Cora Phillips please contact me.

Subject: Muscatine County
Dated: Saturday, September 14, 2002 1:38 PM
From: Edward
I am looking for information about my gg and ggrandfather . Here is what I know. My gggrandfather, Ira LINCOLN and his wife Cynthia, their son Perry Bryon and daughter Delia migrated from New York and settled on a farm between Iowa City and West Branch, sometime between 1852 and 1875. My ggrandfather, Perry Bryon Lincoln, b. 12 Feb 1852 probably in NY, d. 8 Jul 1923 in Enid, OK, married Keziah A. Alderman in Muscatine County 14 Sep 1875. Any help in providing more information, would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Edward

Subject: Genealogy in Muscatine
Dated: Sunday, September 8, 2002 2:28 PM
From: Janet
Hello, I am trying to find some information about a Mrs. Jessie Davis who died in Muscatine in Dec. 1986. We used to correspond about some family genealogy and I wonder IF there is an obiturary which might have named her relatives when she died. Is there any way you could help me. Many thanks. Janet

Subject: FAmily Research-Muscatine County Iowa
Dated: Friday, August 30, 2002 6:03 PM
From: Mark
I am looking to find birth records for John Lewis Pratt of Muscatine County Iowa, and sister of Floretta Pratt. I believe that John Lewis Pratt may have been born somewhere around 1890. John Lewis Pratt married Millie O. Pratt of Iowa County around 1913 or 1914 You assistance is greatly appreciated. Please let me know if you have any expenses for which I can reinburse you. Sincerely, Mark

Subject: Cranston
Dated: Thursday, August 29, 2002 7:17 PM
From: Harold
Is John, Roy or Ida Carpenter buried there. Does it give date of birth and or place or date of death. Any other information would help Harold

Dated: Thursday, August 29, 2002 2:11 PM
I seek information on H. J. Lander of Muscatine, Iowa, who married Laura Matilda Cleaver, daughter of Hiram T. Cleaver and his second wife, Lydia Frances Appleton.

Subject: Charles J. Rodgers birth record
Dated: Friday, August 23, 2002 1:12 AM
From: Tammy
Someone just send me an obit of a relative and the obit has me confused. I was wondering if you could, whenever you get a chance, take a look at a birth record for me. I'm looking for Charles John Rodgers b. 30 Aug 1887. I have always been under the impressions that he, and all of his siblings, were born in Iowa. His obit says he was born in Spokan WA. I think it's wrong, but would appreciate some clarification. Parents were Mathew & Mary Dowdal Rodgers. They could have lived in Wilton at the time, but of course Musc. Co. Thanks, Tammy

Subject: YOCKUM
Dated: Thursday, August 22, 2002 11:56 AM
Thank you so much for the orphanage information on the Iowa Soldier's Orphanage. I had understood that there were nuns at the orphanage where John Yockum was placed when he was five years old back in the 1880's so I was thinking that it was a Catholic facility. John Yockum's parents were George Yockum (b. Bavaria Germany) and Kate/Katherina/Catherina/Catherine Becke. She died of blood poisoning from a black widow spider bite from handling bananas after a two month illness. The father then put three of his four children in the Catholic orphanage while keeping the second to the oldest girl with him. There are two possibilities in the 1870 Muscatine census which could be John's mother. One that most fits in age is a Kate Becke who had a sister that was Mrs. William C. Richards. Her maiden name was Mary Becke and her sister, Kate or Katherina, looks like a good possibility because her family was Catholic and she was the right age. I have not had any luck in finding any Yockums in the area or in researching the other Kate Beckey family to see if they might fit yet.

Dated: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 9:12 PM
From: Julie
Looking for information on the Edmonds family, that lived in Muscatine, Henry Harry Edmonds was married to Harriett Schwertfeger, they were married May 22, 1907 in Muscatine. Looking for information on the children they had. I know of only two, Emerson (Eddie) and a sister, don't know her name. Thank you, for any help you can offer. Julie Henry's H. Edmonds parents are George Edmonds and Elizabeth Salisbury.

Subject: TOBIE
Dated: Monday, August 19, 2002 10:38 PM
From: Marilyn
I'm trying to locate descendants of Elmer Tobie who came from SD about 1925 and bought the Muscatine, Burlington and Southern Railroad at auction. He and his wife lived in the Muscatine Hotel across from the Railroad station. His wife died shortly before 1947 and there after Elmer sold the railroad to Rock Island RR. He died shortly after that. He and his wife are reported to be buried someplace in Muscatine. Any information appreciated. tia Marilyn

Dated: Monday, August 19, 2002 10:12 AM
Seeking information on any Yockum/Yockem/Yockam/Yoakem/Yockim or Beck/Becke family members that were associated to Muscatine. A Katherina/Catherina (Becke) Yockem died of blood poisoning from a black widow spider bite as she was handling bandanas. I believe her death occurred in Nickels, Ia. Her husband, George Yochum, subsequently turned over three of their children to Catholic nuns.

Subject: Frances Kelley-Muscatine County, IA
Dated: Sunday, August 18, 2002 7:51 PM
From: Carol
The individual/family in question is Frances Kelley. She was a "force" involved with family reunions our family attended for many years in Wilton. This goes back to the 1940s and later. I have a couple of newspaper clippings showing the reunion for descendants of Christian and Marie Lahl. Luckily, the clippings mention many people who attended. I'm trying to learn more about the Kelly family. Frances's parents most likely were Herman and Friedricke Lahl Kelley. I know Frances had a sister, Irene Kelley Atkinson (don't know much about them or their children. There may have been a brother Arthur? I have no dates of birth nor dates of death. I did glean a marriage date from Muscatine records located at the Davenport Library in Special Collections for Herman and Friedricke. Any assistance you can give, plus documentation if possible, I would appreciate and compensate for expenses. Carol Sachs

Subject: Descendents of Arnold J. and Mary (Fuhs) Mullink
Dated: Saturday, August 17, 2002 12:59 AM
From: Daniel and Marthann
We are looking for descendants of Arnold J. and Mary Eva (FUHS) MULLINK. Arnold b. 1894 d. 1962 Mary b. 1898 d. 1961 burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, West Liberty, IA (Mary is Dan's grand aunt)

Subject: Newton surname
Dated: Thursday, August 15, 2002 3:53 PM
From: Stephen
I am in the process of tracking down family history information for the Newton surname. I have followed our roots back to Muscatine County to a g.gfather of mine named Thomas N. Newton (1820-1904). Unfortunately, I simply cannot find detailed info about him or his lineage. There is much info from cemeterys about his children, but not much about him or his wife, Viola Epperly...I was wondering if you could give me a bit of help? Thanks in advance, Stephen V. Newton

Subject: Family of David RUPP
Dated: Saturday, August 10, 2002 6:19 PM
From: Richard Clark
I am looking for information concerning David RUPP and family found in the 1870 census for Muscatine County (Wapsinanoc Township, page 33). Listed is his wife "Lilah", son Eldo (?) and daughter Della born in Illinois, and son Harry born in Illinois. I believe this might be David A. Rupp and his wife, Delilah Ferrington, married in Warren County, Illinois on 14 December 1863. They had moved from Illinois prior to the 1870 census. This looks like a very likely match - any help to confirm it would be greatly appreciated, as well as any other information on this family. Best Regards, Richard S. Clark

Subject: LaFayette/Hart
Dated: Tuesday, August 6, 2002 9:30 AM
My great grandfather Edward LaFayette is in the Muscatine 1870 census and married Louisa Hart December 31, 1871 in Muscatine County. Is there any other information about Edward's family anywhere?

Dated: Friday, August 2, 2002 10:08 PM
From: Lisa
I am searching for ancestors of John Earle Brooker, b. 9/9/1879 in West Liberty, IA. He married Marie Eleanor Lower on 8/10/1913 in Springfield, MO. Any help would be appreciated. Lisa

Subject: Muscatine Childrens Home
Dated: Monday, July 29, 2002 5:23 PM
From: Carolyn
My family is looking for any records available for the Muscatine Childrens Home. My mother and her baby brother, among other siblings, were housed there on a temporary basis. All siblings have been located except for one. All I need is a place to start. I am not asking for your assistance in the search just a suggestion on how or where to start. I live too far away to do a phsyical search and do not have funding sources for a lot to be done at this time. If you can give me any suggestions I would appreciate it very much. Thank you for your consideration. Carolyn

Subject: surnames
Dated: Sunday, July 28, 2002 12:36 AM
From: - Sherry Bean
Hi I am looking for any Beitel's in Muscatine, Iowa. I do believe there were several there. Please let me know what you can find. Sincerely, Sherry Bean

Subject: John Knopp
Dated: Saturday, July 27, 2002 3:32 PM
From: Alice Heinig
Iíd appreciate help with a search. Iím looking for information on the family of: John Knopp, b. 16 May 1820 in Westphalia, d. 22 Jan 1899 in Muscatine, IA Married Margaretha Schmidt b. 15 Sep 1818 in Unterabslein, Germany, d. 4 Jan 1892 in Muscatine, IA (married in Hessia, Germany). Children were: Peter, George, John L., Katherine (Kate), Anton & Louis, all born in Muscatine, IA and Georgeís family is buried in Muscatine, IA. I am descended from Anton who moved to Nebraska in 1879 (married Susan Stall). I just heard this morning that these people are mentioned in a book called Catholic Connections by Deanna Bennett but I checked my library system this morning (California) and they said they do not have access to it. Please let me know if this involves copy and postage costs so I can reimburse you and give you my mailing address. This is very much appreciated! Thanks, Alice Knopp Heinig

Subject: Re: Jacob and Gertrude (Isaacson) Smith
Dated: Saturday, July 20, 2002 6:44 AM
Dave: Thanks very much for the info. I am really interested in trying to find out more about Jacob and Gertrude Smith who, I know, lived in Muscatine at some time in the period from 1892 to approx. 1935. Neither was born in the U.S. and neither died in Iowa (both died in Los Angeles, CA.). I would dearly love to find out Jacob's original last name (he emigrated from Russia) as well as any other relatives of theirs from Muscatine. I know that there were 3 sons: Donald, Herman, and Milton (my dad, born in 1913). Milton was born in Muscatine; not sure about Don and Herman. All 3 boys died elsewhere: Donald in Los Angeles; Herman in Des Moines; Milton in Chicago. I assume that there was other family in Muscatine at the time (early 1900s) since Jacob and Gertrude chose to locate there at some point after their emigration to the U.S. from Russia, however I don't have any names. So, to recap; Seeking the original last name of Jacob Smith (perhaps from naturalization records); date of emigration to U.S.; place of emigration; specific place of birth for both Jacob and Gertrude Smith; any other relatives of Jacob and Gertrude Smith who might have lived (or are living) in Muscatine; place and date of birth of Donald and Herman Smith. Again, many many thanks for your efforts. Best regards, Richard (Dick) Smith

Subject: Robert John Croissant
Dated: Friday, July 19, 2002 10:19 PM
From: Raymond C. Croissant
This man would have to be a relative of mine, though not an ancestor. We trace our family back to Germany (after they left France about 1600). I have heard there were some Croissant's who were farmers of German extraction in Iowa. Can you send me information on this gentleman or his family? Is there anyone around who might be related and whom I could contact? Thank you for any help you might send on, and for compiling this list for the internet. Sincerely, Raymond C. Croissant

Subject: 1850 census
Dated: Friday, July 19, 2002 4:54 PM
From: Connie Schofield
Looking for David SHOE/SHIEW and wife Hannah in Muscatine county in 1850. They apparently lived about 6 miles north of Muscatine when daughter Harriet was born in June of 1850. Should be 3 older siblings, John, Anna, and David. Find a David H. SHUPE on the 1849 list of pioneers which could be him. Have seen name also spelled SHEW, etc. Constance Schofield

Subject: Muscatine Co., IA inquiry
Dated: Friday, July 19, 2002 10:27 AM
From: Cheri Gerrish
I am looking for information on Friedrick "Fritz" and Mary JENSEN who adopted my great Aunt Martha Jensen after her mother passed away when she was a baby. I know they lived in West Liberty and Fredrick and Mary are buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery there. Fritz was born June 19, 1858 and passed on December 10, 1942 and his wife Mary was born February 14, 1863 and passed on June 16, 1952. I believe that Martha married Lyle FRUDIG, but I can not seem to find anything on Martha and her husband. Martha was born abt. 1901. Thank you, Cheri Bennett Gerrish

Subject: Peter Mooney (Moomey) Oakdale Cemetery plot record
Dated: Wednesday, July 17, 2002 1:57 PM
From: Charlotte Moomey
We have checked in the Muscatine County GenWeb and must say you have done a great job! On the cemetery readings, you had indicated any questions to contact you. On the Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton Township at cemetery/oakdale2.htm it lists a Peter Mooney - plot record only. Now our surname is often misspelled as Mooney. Do you have any details on the plot purchase -- the date or anything else? Jacob Moomey (a War of 1812 veteran) died September 24, 1872 in Muscatine County. His son Peter Moomey lived in Wilton Township and one of his daughters lived in Moscow Township. We do not know where to find Jacob's grave, buat assume Peter provided for it.. Mary Magdalene Bruner Moomey, Jacob Moomey's widow, died some years later. The family had moved from Muscatine County. But we do not know when she died, or whether she was buried back in Muscatine or Johnson County, or Keokuk or Washington County. If you can provide any information, it would be much appreciated. Thank you, Charlotte Moomey,

Subject: re Rev Leo E. Jeambey
Dated: Wednesday, July 17, 2002 11:22 AM
From: Donna
I've been trying to locate a former pastor of mine who once served the Presbyterian Church in Jesup, Iowa. This site came up when I put his name in. I can't find him listed but perhaps he officiated at a funeral. Do you happen to know of his whereabouts. He doesn't come up when I look under Muscatine or an Iowa directory. Many thanks. Donna

Subject: Oakdale Cemetery
Dated: Tuesday, July 16, 2002 1:37 PM
From: David
I'm trying to find the birth and death of "Frankie/Franklin Fulton." The index says "(no dates)." The correct name is Frankie and she was the 2nd wife of Samuel. Thank you David

Subject: Biography
Dated: Monday, July 15, 2002 1:20 PM
From: Debbie
Hello, I am looking for the biography in the History of Muscatine county, Iowa 1879 Mansfield, L. S. in Wilton township page 677. Can you help? Thank you. Debbie

Subject: Muscatine, Iowa Query
Dated: Monday, July 15, 2002 8:02 AM
GOODWIN, Charles was of German decent. He was married to Ima Blake December 25, 1915. The had one son that I know of, Raymond L. Goodwin who is buried in the Memorial Park Cemetery 1917-1962. Any information is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Subject: Holtz/Mueller family
Dated: Saturday, July 13, 2002 4:20 AM
From: Joyce Bryant
I'm writing in the hope you may be able to put me in touch with a family history society for Muscatine. I am wring from Australia, and have a couple of family photos of those who went to America from Germany, while some others from the same family came to Australia. The time slot is around 1860's. Fred Holtz was in the American civil war and died 1863. I don't know where he is buried unfortunately. His wife Wilhelmina (Mena/Mina) nee Hartmann, remarried in 1864 to Charles Mueller. Can't trace them at all. The photos we have are from Ohio so we assume them to be the relations who went to Muscatine Ohio. Maybe you could put me onto a group who could help please. Kindest Regards Joyce Bryant

Subject: Amber M. McClintock nee Hindee
Dated: Saturday, July 13, 2002 9:20 AM
Burial West Liberty, Iowa Oak Ridge Cemetery. 1885 to 1912 Amber M. McClintock nee Hindee grandmother to Mary Lou Foster nee McClintock (reported by).

Subject: S. W. Stewart of Moscow, Iowa, 1839
Dated: Wednesday, July 10, 2002 10:51 AM
From: Pat Johnson
I have a quote from Iowa Historical Atlas of 1877 that"In 1839, S.W. Stewart arrived at Moscow". Does anyone know just who this man was and anything else about him that might shed some light on my Stewart line that also went to Muscatine in 1854? Any help would be appreciated. Pat Johnson

Subject: Ashcraft records in Oakdale Cem.
Dated: Sunday, July 7, 2002 11:04 AM
From: Irene Akers
Is there anything else in the cemetery records for the 2 Ashcraft's listed? Thank you for any information.Irene Akers.

Subject: Adam Althaus Sr.
Dated: Saturday, July 6, 2002 4:53 PM
From: Dearl Scott
Seeking any information on Adam Althaus Sr. Seems to have settled in Muscatine Co. Around 1870 .So far have not had any luck . with the censuses. Probably imigrated from Germany. Would Appreciate anything on Adam Sr. or any of The Althaus Family. Thanks, Dearl Scott

Subject: Jacob and Gertrude (Isaacson) Smith
Dated: Saturday, July 6, 2002 8:47 AM
I am seeking any information about Jacob and Gertrude (Isaacson) Smith who were born in Poland and lived at 516 E. 6th Street in Muscatine. Jacob emigrated to U.S. in approx. 1892, Gertrude in approx. 1896. Both were naturalized U.S. citizens. Had three children: Donald, Herman, Milton. They were living in Muscatine in 1915. Any information which you could supply would be most gratefully received.

Subject: Muscatine Settler
Dated: Tuesday, July 2, 2002 10:15 AM
From: J. Whitley
I would like to obtain information on Nathaniel and Benjamin Hallock of that area of Iowa. Please contact me regarding any charge or information you can give me. Thanks Jeannie Whitley.

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