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January 6, 2003
Interested in the BOWEN family that settled around Sand
Springs and Hopkinton Iowa. Especially interested in Asa C. BOWEN to find out if
he is connected to Hugh Bowen of Jones county. If so, what is the
John Fruehe January 15, 2003
My GGG was Minnie DUBOIS who was born in Manchester and later lived and died in
Mason city. She married a David Morris in Buchanan and I am trying
to locate her parents. Think they were from Norway. Thanks
Renee Stevens January 18, 2003
Solbiesko and his wife Adeline. Their children, Etta,
Arthur Burton, Eva and Cora Ethel, were all born in Manchester, Delaware
County between 1867 and 1874. By the 1880 census they had moved to Sioux
Rapids, Iowa. Arthur Burton eventually moved to Seibert, Colorado.
Karen Peyton February 2, 2003
Looking for information on the descendants of Gertrude DUBOIS DAVIS who
was a teacher in Delaware County. Married to Ben Davis and had at
least one child, Marion DAVIS. Gertrude was born May 17, 1873.
I don't have any other information except that her parents were John and
Marion DUBOIS. Thanks in advance.
Olivia Wells February 5, 2003
learned that Eri and Adoline TOMLINSON are buried in the Oakland Cemetery
in Delaware County. Adoline's sister Aurora and her husband William
WELLS followed Eri and Adoline from New York to Michigan.
Perhaps they also followed them to Iowa. Eri and Adoline had a son
Fred TOMLINSON born in 1857 in Iowa. William and Aurora Wells had
four children: Charles, Almond, Marie, and Samuel (all born in NY).
Any information re any of these ancestors would be extremely helpful.
Joan M Pace February 14, 2003
I am looking for info
on Thomas Francis KELLY d. 10/23/1886 in Plum Creek buried in Delhi, St
John's cemetery& his wife Margaret DRUGAN(sp) d. 1/13/1918, also buried in
Delhi. They had 8 children & I know that two of their daughters, Kate & Agnes
never married & lived & died in Delaware County. I know they had a son
in law by the name of Fredrick Goldsmith. Any information would be
Barbara February 16, 2003
trying to locate descendants of Henry BUSH and his wife, Catharine. In 1886,
they were living in Earlville, Delaware Co., Iowa. Thank you.
SEATON, MICHAEL, DENNIS, OSWALT,
Ann Wells March 20, 2003
SEATON, Genevieve Ola
born Manchester, Delaware, IA Jan. 1876; parents were George A.
Seaton and Sarah E. MICHAEL.
Searching for burial places of Asa
and Anna SEATON both found on the 1870 census in Milo Twp and Samuel and
Sussana MICHAEL and their dau. Sarah Elizabeth MICHAEL who married 1
George A SEATON ( 1874-76) and 2 a Mr Sears. Sarah and George's dau.
Jennie O SEATON md. George W. DENNIS 10 Aug. 1896 in Beloit, Rock, WI
marriage rec. # 363. Jennie and George W DENNIS both buried in Pendleton,
Oregon, am willing to share info on these families.
April 3, 2003
I am looking for any information on Adam and Maggie
BRAUN found in the Iowa, Delaware County, North Fork township 1880 census, age
listed as 70. Both from Baden, Germany. Also information of Michael
BRAUN/BROWN born Baden, and wife Anna (born Iowa about 1857, parents born
Baden).. Michael and Annas' children Adam, Lena, Michael and George. George is
the ancestor I am tracking. I need the exact date of Georges birth, as I
have very conflicting dates.
I am looking for information on the following people found on the 1870
North Fork township census. Adam, Margaret and Michael Brown (Braun), Also the
Michael BILLMIER family, particularly Anna age 14. I am looking for
marriage between Anna BILLMIER and Michael BRAUN, and death information of
Adam and Margaret BROWN (BRAUN).
Marianne Aarons April 7, 2003
Seeking info on
HUEYs -- Mary, Daniel, William, Emmet, Frank -- Sister & brothers of
my great-grandfather. I find Emmet in Delaware, Delaware Co. in 1920
Census, but none of the others. According to family records Frank
died in 1910, in Manchester, but Mary, Daniel, William & Emmet were all
living in Manchester, Iowa in 1931 -- all in their 80's, apparently all
single. Would appreciate any information anyone might have.
Ray Barrett May 13, 2003
looking for information on the SHELDON family who moved to Manchester,
Delaware Co., Iowa prior to 1870 from Oneida County, New York. Any information
will be helpful. Thank You.
May 14, 2003
I am looking
for any information or pictures of my Grandmother, Brownie Gill and her
husband Gorda Gill.
As a child my family visited them often. Now that I am the age they were
when we visited I have gotten bitten by the genealogy bug. I know they
were very active in Manchester and loved their town.
Gorda was had been president of the Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce.
He was also Past Pres. of the Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce in Strawberry
I believe they belonged to the United Methodist Church.
My Grandmother passed away a few years ago in Florida. How I wish I
could ask her for dates, fact and for some of the many pictures. I know
that they had a clown act, which I never was able to see.
Does ANYONE remember this delightful couple and relate any fun stories.
Any help would be appreciated, and it goes without saying that I will be more
than happy to pay for copies or postage. Thanks,
PRATT, HAASIS, BATES, MITCHELL
Valerie Hockey May 25, 2003
My grandparents lived on a farm between Dundee and
Lamont. There names were Mattie W. and Maude L. PRATT. Also some other names
I'm looking for are Joseph Melvin PRATT, Mary Elizabeth HAASIS, William BATES
first, Mary Esther MITCHELL If you could help me I would appreciate it very
Linda Farnam May 30, 2003
I'm researching William
FARNAM of Big Rock, Iowa, either Scott or Clinton County. He was born
1851. My husband's grandfather was his son. Robert
FARNAM buried in Nebraska. Family
came to Fla. in 1920's. I have researched for 11 years. My dead
end. If Anyone could help me I would appreciate it. Thanks
SHAFFER, THEISEN, LOES, NEIERS
Jim Neiers June 15, 2003
My condolances to the family of Helen E. SHAFFER, 92 of
Manchester that died 13 June, 2003. Does anyone know if this person was
related to John D. SHAFFER that married Margaret THEISEN in 1878? I am
aware one daughter, Mary (Mayme) that lived in Manchester. Would like to
contact any members of this family. Mary in Manchester was my last known
member on that branch of the families, LOES and NEIERS, I am researching.
Margaret THEISEN was the daughter of John THEISEN and Susanah M. LOES,
daughter of Mathias LOES and Margaret Maria NEIERS.
Dee August 20,
Looking for information on John G JOHNSON with wife
Nancy Applebee who moved from Erie, PA to Sand Springs, IA prior to 1860.
Were there siblings of John Johnson who lived in the same area? Seeking
info on parents or siblings of same. Ebbert JOHNSON was his son and b in
Sand Spring area 26 Oct 1861. Thank you.
Richard Freeman August 29, 2003
My great-grandfather, John Richard FREEMAN, had a
farm located in the vicinity of what is now Ryan, Iowa, not too far from
Manchester, Iowa. My grandfather, Richard FREEMAN was born there on July 20,
1872. He had a brother, Lawrence Freeman, who was one of the founding members
of the Ryan Lumber Company or association. He married into the Sommers
family. My grandfather, Richard, moved to New York where he became an actor
and died in NYC on May 2, 1939. I can find no trace of anyone living in the
area and only the grave of a daughter, Hannah M. I am at a dead end. I have
been searching for some evidence of this family for about 20 years. Can anyone
help me out? Thank you
Hockey September 1, 2003
I'm looking for a Leana SMITH
who married a Mathiasis HASSIS she was born in IL but live in Prairie Delaware
Iowa, if anyone has any info I would like to see it also will share what I have.
Richard Freeman Scott September 16, 2003
Looking for any FREEMAN's in the
Delaware County area, or whose forebears used to be there. My
great-grandfather, John FREEMAN (wife 's name Mary, nee Delahanta or a
variation of that spelling) located in the following area in 1880:
The North half of the Northeast quarter of Section thirty four and the
South half of the Southwest quarter of Section 27 and the Northwest
quarter of the Southwest quarter of said Section 27 all in Township
eighty seven North in Range 5 West of the 5th principal meridian. This
is now where the town of Ryan is, some distance
South of Manchester. John's son (my Uncle Lawrence
FREEMAN) who by then owned the parcel, sold this, or a portion of it,
to James E. Supple. By 1904 Martin Summers owned a part of the original land. By 1930 Harriet Sullivan had a piece of it. In 1954, Charles Wolfe
owned the piece that she had owned. Mary Supple still had a part of the
Lawrence also owned, in Adams, Delaware County, some land
South of Ryan which he had bought from CJ and Mary Johnson in 1892.
Around him were families with the names Henderson and McCrea. Lawrence
had also bought some land in Section 19 from Cornelius McAteer. In 1917
Lawrrence sold this same parcel to James Flannagan.
In 1885 Lawrence had some land in Jackson County that
they were farming.
Finally, in Lot 35 in the old part of the Ryan cemetery
is the grave of one of Lawrence's daughters, Hannah M. FREEMAN, daughter
of Lawrence and Mary FREEMAN.
Lawrence and Mary FREEMAN were married in St. Michael's
church at Belmont. Mary's maiden name was Summers.
Lawrence was also one of the founding members of the Ryan
Farmers' Cooperative Lumber Company in 1902.
All said and done, I could still be wrong...somebody
Dorothy September 25, 2003
trying to find information about my great grandparents. They settled in
Delaware County in the mid 1850's. They had 6 children born in Delhi. Their
names were John MACKIN & Ann (Page) MACKIN. They came to this country from
Ireland. John died in late 1868 or early 1869. Ann remarried Thomas
McLaughlin 2 years later. I would appreciate any information.
Michele Knopp October 8, 2003
I have a Joseph John LUKENS
and wife Emma living in Delaware County in 1880 censes. I have not
been able to find them after that. Their Daughter Rachel ended up in
Dubuque IA. I have not found the father Joseph John LUKENS. Or the
mother Emma. Could some one please help? Thanks
[email protected] November 5, 2003
My Grandmother was Brownie GILL, I am her grandaughter and I am looking for any information for Genealogy and
I loved them both very much.
Any help would be appreciated.
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