Persons Performing Early Marriages

in Polk County Iowa 1849 - 1855

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Surber, Andrew Rev., Certified Minister of the Church of Christ, certified 17 Nov., 1849 by Hoyt Sherman, Clerk of District Court.

Teas, George W., Elder of Methodist Episcopal Church, 1st marriage performed on 15 Nov., 1849.

Cory, Jeremiah, Minister of Gospel, Baptist Church. 1st marriage performed 25 Nov. 1849. Certified 16 March, 1850 by Hoyt Sherman, Clerk of Court.

Allen, Whitley, J.P., certified 2 Dec., 1849 by Hoyt Sherman, Clerk of Court.

Keeney, Jonathan, Ordained Minister, certified 6 Dec., 1849 by Hoyt Sherman, Clerk of Court.

Ockerman, Joseph, Minister of Methodist Episcopal Church, of Wapello Co. Iowa. Certified 26 Nov., 1845 by John W. Ross, Clerk of Dist. Court.

Bird, Thompson, Minister of the Gospel. Certified 25 Dec., 1849 by Hoyt Sherman, Clerk of Dist. Court.

Winchester, Lorenzo D., J.P. Certified 14 Jan., 1850 by Hoyt Sherman, Clerk of Court.

McClain, John, J.P. Certified 4 Mar., 1850 by Hoyt Sherman, Clerk of Court.

Parkinson, John M., J.P., 1st marriage performed on 15 Feb., 1850.

Gill, James W., Evangelist, Church of Christ, certified 21 Nov., 1848 by Hoyt Sherman, Clerk of Court. Certificate of Ordination by M. W. Concil, Evangelist. Also certified in Des Moines County 26 Feb. 1848 by O. C. Wrightman, Clerk of Court.

Hartman, John D., J.P., 1st marriage performed 28 March, 1850.

Hopkins, Josiah, Minister of Gospel, 1st marriage 21 April, 1850.

Ashworth, Wm., J.P., 1st marriage 18 April, 1850.

Koger, Wm. P., Minister of Gospel, 1st marriage 18 April, 1850.

Jones, C. B., J.P., 1st marriage 25 April, 1850.

Warren, Wm., J.P., 1st marriage 8 May, 1850.

Nagel, Franklin, J.P., 1st marriage 26 July, 1850.

Grant, Noah, FreelWill Baptist Church, certified 19 Aug., 1850 by Emilius T. Reynolds, Clerk of Dist. Court.

Hare, Michael H., Deacon of Methodist Episcopal Church, 1st marriage 15 Oct. 1850, certified Des Moines Co. Iowa 15 Nov., 1847 by Oliver Cock, Clerk of Dist. Court.

Bishop, Lewis, Minister of Church of Christ, certified 22 Oct., 1850 by Emilius T. Reynolds, Clerk of Court.

Sherman, L. P., J.P., 1st marriage 27 Oct., 1850.

Vandorn, Wm., J.P., 1st marriage 7 Nov., 1850.

Casteel, Lewis, Christian Church of Iowa. Certified 17 Dec., 1850 by Emilius Reynolds, Clerk of Court.

Rees, G. W., J.P., 1st marriage 19 Dec., 1850.

Buzick, Wm., Minister of M. E. Church, 1st marriage 13 March, 1851.

Nash, J. A., Pastor of Baptist Church Ft. Des Moines, certified 13 Feb. 1851 by Emilius T. Reynolds, Clerk of Court.

Rathburn, Ezra, J.P., ? 1st marriage, (Cass twp.) 24 Feb., 1851.

Swan, George W., Minister of Presbyterian Church, certified 25 March, 1851 by Emilius T. Reynolds, Clerk of Court. Ordination papers state that George W. Swan was a Minister in the Presbyterian Church of Ohio, from the Oxford Presbytery of said church.

Hall, Allen B., J.P., 1st marriage 30 April, 1851.

Cooper, Isaac, J.P., 1st marriage (Delaware twp.) 24 April, 1851.

Tolman, John, J.P., 1st marriage (Cass twp.) 20 May, 1851.

Myrick, Andrew J., J.P., 1st marriage 10 July, 1851.

Chapman, Joshua R., J.P., 1st marriage 14 Sept., 1851.

Haines, Sanford, Minister of Gospel, 1st marriage 25 Sept. 1851.

Deford, Joseph, J.P., 1st marriage 20 July, 1851.

Young, Madison, J.P., 1st marriage 28 Nov., 1851.

Johnson, A. W., Minister Methodist Church, 1st marriage 18 Dec., 1851.

West, E. H., J.P., 1st marriage 1 Jan., 1852.

Montgomery, John B., Deacon, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1st marriage 20 Mar., 1852.

Keester, Bonham, Minister of Gospel, 1st marriage 11 April, 1852.

Rice, B., County Judge, 1st marriage 6th May, 1852.

Burlingame, S. L., J.P., 1st marriage 13 May, 1852.

Pendleton, Mason, J.P., 1st marriage 15 April, 1852.

Guthrie, Newton, J.P., 1st marriage 22 April, 1852.

Fleming, William, Minister of the Gospel, 1st marriage 16 June, 1852.

Cree, John, Minister of the Gospel 1st marriage 22 April, 1852.

Johnson, Philemon, J.P., 1st marriage 19 Aug. 1852.

Hayden, J., Minister of the Gospel, 1st marriage 15 Sept., 1852.

Sparks, William J., Elder, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1st marriage 2 Sept., 1852.

Crawford, Elijah H., J.P., 1st marriage 26 Sept., 1852.

Shackler, William H., J.P. 1st marriage Marks, Ives, Minister of the Gospel, 1st marriage 31 Oct., 1852.

Merrick, H. C., J.P., 1st marriage 9 Dec., 1852.

Fouch, Abraham, J.P., 1st marriage 19 Dec., 1852.

McHenry, W. H., J.P., 1st marriage 29 Jan., 1853.

McClelland, William, J.P., 1st marriage 4 April, 1853.

McKay, William, Hon. Judge of the 5th Judicial Dist., 1st marriage 12 June, 1853.

Case, Larned S., J.P., 1st marriage 23 June, 1853.

Curran, George, J.P., 1st marriage 23 June, 1853.

Ware, George, J.P., 1st marriage 30 June, 1853.

Cowley, Mathew, J.P., 1st marriage 11 Aug., 1853.

Harley, David L., J.P., 1st marriage 3 Jan., 1854.

Clark, Simon, Minister of the Gospel of Christ, 1st marriage 2 Mar., 1854.

Prentice, F. R., J.P., 1st marriage 27 April, 1854.

Bryant, Benjamin, J.P., 1st marriage 2 May, 1854.

Powers, Joseph, J.P., 1st marriage 1 June, 1854.

Butt, William, Minister of the M. E. Church, 1st marriage 14 June, 1854.

Loggan, Robert, Minister of the Gospel in the Church of United Brethern, 1st marriage 14 Sept. 1854.

Fink, Valentine P., Minister of the Gospel, 1st marriage 5 Oct., 1854.

Twining, Edward M. Minister of the M. E. Church, 1st marriage 16 Nov. 1854.

Spaulding, D. B., J.P., 1st marriage 31 Aug., 1854.

Evans, E., Minister, Baptist Church, 1st marriage 26 Oct., 1854.

Harrison, Alanson, Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, 1st marriage 22 Feb., 1855.

Krysher, Levi, J.P., 1st marriage 22 Feb., 1855.

Granger, Barlow, Pros. Atty. exofficio County Judge Polk Co. Ia., 1st marriage 5 July, 1855.

Eckles, A. T., Preacher of the United Brethren Church, 1st marriage 22 July, 1855.

Barton, A. J., Minister of the M. E. Church, 1st marriage 26 July, 1855.

Edmonds, W., Catholic Priest, 1st marriage 24 July, 1855.

Adams, James F., Local Preacher, 1st marriage 7 Aug., 1855.

Jessup, Simon, Rev. Minister of the Gospel, 1st marriage 4 Oct., 1855.

Wright, Madison B., J.P., 1st marriage 14 Oct., 1855.

Keeney, Samuel L., Elder, Baptist Church, 1st marriage 18 Oct., 1855.

Hanna, S. B., J.P., 1st marriage 11 Oct., 1855.

Woods, James A., J.P., 1st marriage 4 Nov., 1855.

Notes:
Keester, Bonham also spelled "Kister, Kester."
Fouch, Abraham also spelled "Foutch."
Cowley, Mathew also spelled "Cooley."



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