younger brother, John for $100 (Bath Deeds, 28:394); this transaction was witnessed by Russell Burleson and Moses Hallett. John later sold this land 27 Apr 1839 to Daniel Marshall of Cameron. Although there is no record of any new iand purchase for Thomas2, he and John are neighbors in the 1840 census of Canisteo. Thomas and John probably shared the farm by splitting the original purchase price. John bought sixty-one acres of Israel and Priscilla (    ) Persons 12 Jun 1839 for $500 and later purchased land from Jarathamael and Esther (_ ) Powers and Nathan and Nancy (Hallett) Crosby.

John was appointed guardian to his three youngest siblings upon the death of Thomas1. He resided in Canisteo in 1850 and last sold land there in 1856; he probably arrived in Iowa soon afterwards. He was among a group that petitioned President James Buchanan for the right to continuing living on lands that were formerly part of the military reserve of Fort Atkinson, Washington Twp., Winneshiek Co. John had 160 acres of the southwest corner of the reserve. The other petitioners were Charles Clark, Thomas W. Coleman, George Cooney, Gotlob Krumm, Edmund G.P Mittleberger, Joseph Morse, Louis F. Tavernier, John Schempp, and Andrew Sieber.

In 1857, John appeared as the defendant in a District Court case at Decorah, Winneshiek Co. On 1 Oct 1856, he had become indebted to Clark & Hallbeck at Calmar for the sum of $45.31 plus interest on “goods, weares, and merchandize.” Among the items listed in John’s account were a pair of shoes; apparently he was not a shoemaker like his eldest brother, Thomas2 Streeter. Clark & Hallbeck soon sold the account to Farley, Norris, & Co. about 1 Dec 1856. In John’s defense, his lawyer, Dryden Smith, stated: “...the said Clark and Hallbeck was and are justly indebted to the Defendant in the sum of thirty four Dollars for services rendered by the Defendant for said Clark & Halback (sic) at their request, for nursing wife of said Clark whilst sick and for going on (a) trip to West Union, Fayette Co., Iowa, and for money paid out, to the amount of ten Dollars, at their request for their use and benefit, and the Defendant prays judgment for said amount and costs.” (Winneshiek County District Court Records, Decorah Genealogy Association)

Children, surname Streeter.

William Morgan3 (b. New York ca. 1842).

Lettie L. (b. New York Sep 1843) married in Chickasaw Co., IA in 1867 to Peter Kennedy (b. Ireland 1840), son of Stephen and Margaret (    ) Kennedy; resided at Lawler,

Chickasaw Co., IA in 1900 (W.E. Alexander, History of Chickasaw and Howard Counties, Iowa, Decorah, IA: Western Publishing Company, 1883, p. 553, 629).

Isaac (b. New York ca. 1847) married in Winneshiek Co., IA on 6 Dec 1875 to Mary Scott by Henry Hess in her father's home (Winneshiek County Marriage Records, B:342)

Thomas J. (b. New York ca. 1849) married Mary A.3 Streeter (Richard2, Thomas1), b. Canisteo, Steuben Co., NY ca. 1847, daughter of Richard2 and Esther (Warren?) Streeter, his first cousin; resided in Carlton Co., MN.

Charles H. (b. Iowa ca. 1859).

Child died young.

Addendum: The Streeter Family Association, of which I am a Life Member, is a national non-profit organization for all Americans who descend from any Streeter immigrant. The association is in the process of compiling a genealogy of all known Streeter immigrants and all of their known descendants. I am responsible for the section of the genealogy devoted to the family of Thomas1 Streeter. Please contact me if you have any information to add to the records provided above; I am particularly interested in identifying other living descendants of Thomas1 and Louisa (    ) Streeter. Perry Streeter, 3256 NYS Route 248,

Canisteo, NY 14823.

Stropes, Lee and Joyce (Schneider)

(Lila Schneider)

Joyce Elaine Schneider was born in Decorah the daughter of Kenneth Harold and Lila Grace (Sheetz) Dolley Schneider. She has a half-brother, Cloyd Dolley, and a sister, Cherrie.

Joyce married Donald John Voves on 1 Oct 1958 at Anamosa, IA. Don was a farmer. He was born at Lime Springs, IA to John Edward III and Ida Mary (Pecinovsky) Voves. His sisters were: Charlotte (died in a car accident), Celesta, Clara and Anna Mae. John E. Voves III was born 9 Oct 1894 near Elma, IA and died 13 Jul 1968 at Cresco, IA. John III was the son of John II and Anna (Kubik) Voves. John III married Ida Pecinovsky 28 Nov 1928 at Cresco. Ida was born 25 Mar 1908 in Howard Co., IA, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Kruchak) Pecinovsky.

Bio Photo

Medlocks, 1970

Joyce, Jodi, June and Marla Voves.

Joyce and Don had 2 children: Mario Dale and Marla Dee. Both children were born in Decorah. Donald died 1 Sep 1960 as a result of a car accident.

Mario has a son, Dakota Dale Voves, born at Decorah to Joy Breitsprecher. Joy was born 19 Dec 1970. She died 1 May 1995 when their trailer house burned. Mario works for Alum-Line, Inc. in Cresco.

Marla has a son, Gregory Aller, born at West Union, IA. Marla and Gregory live in Fayette, IA with


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