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Mary Jane Foutch January 18, 2004
Am looking for information on a Nancy Jane HAYES, born Sept. 18, 1861 in Colesburg, Deleware Co., IA.
  Do not have any idea who her parents were.  Nancy married a John William WILTSE on July 4, 1881.  Have lots of information on this family as they are my great grandparents. They left the area and came to Harrison Co., IA.  Any information you can locate would be greatly appreciated.



Berton Waite Hoyt  January 18, 2004
Searching for parents of Elon G. WAITE and spouse Mary McGUE. They are buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Colesburg, Delaware, Iowa. Elon was born July 24, 1824 in Rodman, NY and died October 16, 1905 in Worthington, Iowa. Mary McGUE was born in Ireland May 14, 1822 and died July 13, 1871 in Worthington, Iowa. Any record(s) of their heritage would be greatly appreciated. Elon and Mary are my great grandparents. Many thanks for your web site !!



Loanne L. Rebuck January 21, 2003
Looking for information regarding Luke D. TEGARD.  Lived in Delhi, Delaware Co., in 1880.  Wife Salome Elizabeth (Chapman), children, Lucy, John H., Mary Ann and Charles Albert.  Where did Luke come from?  Any help appreciated,



Michele Knopp February 22, 2004
Looking for the siblings of Emma BURGESS.  Walter C, William C, Julia and George L,   Mother is Rachel and father is Chester A they were in Delaware Co in 1870.



The Splaun Family February 24, 2004
I am trying to find out information about William A. McCUTCHEN and his family.  They were residing in Hopkinton, Iowa or Delaware

County at the onset of the Civil War. William was a student at the Lenox College and joined the army in 1862.  I have a photograph of a young lady, Mary McCUTCHEN, taken at a photographer's in Hopkinton about 1870. 
I have the information that is contained in the Compendium of History. etc. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you,



Brian James Mullan February 29, 2004
My grandfather Gene Harold MULLAN was living in Manchester Iowa when I was born (1952) and I assume had been there for some time.   My father William Howard MULLAN graduated from High School in Manchester (I think his class had 12 in it <grin>).
My dad entered the US Marines in WWII and spent several years in the Pacific (Iwo Jima, Guadelcanal) and was selected to be on the 1st ship which landed occupation forces in Japan at wars end.
After the war dad went back to working in the telephone business with his father and eventually retired from what by then was GTE of Iowa.
My Grandfather Gene Harold MULLAN was originally married to a woman named Olla Lucinda Peyton.  Olla from what I was told was murdered by a hitch-hiker she picked up while driving through Kansas around 1956.
Gene Mullan later married a woman named Mame ? .
I am trying to find any information I can about any of these characters....
Olla Lucinda Peyton
     - fathers name was Delbert Peyton & mother's was Nettie ?
Gene Harold MULLAN
Nettie ?
Mame ?
or even my dad... William Howard MULLAN.

My mother's side of the family is this:
Mother:   Catherine HUBER born 1917
parents:   George & Mary HUBER (farmed near Buck Creek Iowa... south of Delhi)
siblings:   Jay, Patrick, Thomas, Don (Duck), Dave, Helen, Lorrie, Clare

My uncle Donald HUBER still lives on my grandfathers farm.
I would like to find out any information you might have on any of these as


Jack Stroud March 7, 2004
Albert Ernist Charter  Martha Luella Hughes about 1867-68 Lived in Delhi Iowa Delaware County between 1858 1890 Any info on this family.  Thank You  


Patty Tippie March 16, 2004
I am trying to find information on Joseph or James McCORMICK. Margaret McCORMICK (CASSIDY) was my GG.Grandmother, their Father's name was Francis and their mother was Mary Kelly, I believe they arrived here from Ireland, in1846 I don't know if the parents came over, I know the Joseph, James and Margaret did, I have a Picture of Joseph McCORMICK and James and on the back of the picture it says Manchester, Iowa. My GGGrandmother was born in 1834 so I assume they where born right around then, if anybody out there that can fit this piece of puzzle together it sure would help, Thanks



Lola Angell March 24, 2004
Need to contact anyone who may have known my HERMANCE brothers who came to Story County, Iowa from NY on an Orphan Train about 1905.  They were:
Allen G. HERMANCE b. Apr 1897 (age 9 in 1905)  I believe he lived in Dundee, Delaware County in the 1950-60's.  No knowledge of who may have taken him in from the Orphan Train.
Charles W. HERMANCE b. May 1897 (age 8 in 1905) he lived in Maxwell, Story County, IA with the family of A.S. Gifford.  He was not adopted by this family.
Francis (Frank) HERMANCE b. 1898 (age 7 in 1905) was taken in by the John Brodis family in Maxwell, Story County, IA.  Do not know if he was adopted by them or not.
I am hoping someone on this list may have knowledge of Allen G.
HERMANCE.  Thanks,


Jackie April 14, 2004
We are looking for ANY  information regarding John Tibbitts and his wife Helen V. Tibbitts who resided in South Fork twp., Delaware county, Iowa. I found them in the 1870, 1880 and 1900  census, and they are buried in Hopkinton cemetery. We are putting together a book on the TIBBITTS family and this is one of the brothers we do not have much info on. His parents were THOMAS SODEN TIBBITTS and JANE CATER, both born in Soham, England. John was also born there. He was a brother to my great-great grandfather Samuel Tibbitts and he and John came to Iowa from Illinois before 1870. We believe that John was a farmer, and also raised cattle.



Karol May 7, 2004
I am looking for the COCKING, KERTON, GARRETSON families who resided in Delaware Co., Iowa in the early 1900's. Any information will be appreciated. Thank you.



Patrick Gilmore May 21, 2004
I am seeking any information about GILMORE and PHILLIPS families in Colony and Delhi Townships, Delaware County, and DODGE and HALL families in Mallory, Clayton County.  My great-great grandfather was Silas GILMORE, first settler of Colony in 1839.  He married Maria (Mariah) PHILLIPS, daughter of Simeon and Esther PHILLIPS of Delhi, in Dubuque in 1844.  Maria was Colony's first "school marm".  Their son, George Jesse GILMORE, born in 1852, married Adelia DODGE, daughter of Trustrum and Adeline DODGE of Mallory, Clayton County, in 1872 or 1873.  George Jesse and Adelia later moved with their two little girls, Cora and Addie, accompanied by Adelia's sister, Emaline DODGE and her husband C.M. HALL, to Ft. Worth, Texas about 1877.  They returned to western Iowa (Ida County) prior to 1884 to join the rest of the Gilmore family, all of whom by then had moved away from Delaware County.  Mariah GILMORE had died in Colesburg and was buried in Delaware County in 1872, however. The DODGE, HALL, and PHILLIPS families remained in eastern Iowa, as far as I know.  ANY information you can provide about any of these families, no matter how little, will be greatly appreciated!


Eric Huffstutler May 24, 2004
Looking for Lucy Ella/Ellen SHOEMAKER, born 1848 in NY and daughter of Thomas Nicholas SHOEMAKER (1812-1890) and Mary PHILKINS (1812-1878), both buried in Sand Springs.  Supposedly she died May 5, 1925 but since Asa died in 1887 and she was still young, I am sure she remarried but to who? Ellen first married Asa Clark BOWEN in 1872 in Sand Springs. Thanks for any leads!


Mary Fleming May 26, 2004
RE:  Dennis Smith - Elizabeth
I am a granddaughter of Maria Smith, born May 29, 1874,   Interested in the exchange of information. 



Yvonne Hamilton May 28, 2004
Looking for information on the Edmund and Sarah (Hamilton) TILTON family.  Edmund (or Edward?) was born 17 Feb. 1831 in Pennsylvania.  He married Sarah Ellen Hamilton, daughter of James S. and Mary (Walker) Hamilton on 24 Aug. 1855 in Cascade, Dubuque Co., IA.  They moved to Manchester, Delaware Co., and had two daughters:  Jemmy (or Jenny) born abt 1857.  She married someone named Sheldon, and Harriet born abt. 1860.  Harriet married someone named Smith.  Any information would be appreciated.


Dawn-Rene Compton May 30, 2004
I am researching the family of Marion E. MARTIN (dau of George M. Martin and Paulina Mullford)  They resided in Delaware County, Iowa, South Fork Township outside of Hopkinton IA. 
George M. martin is buried there.  At that time Paulina married Alexander Kirkwood who was also a resident close by.

Is there anyone else researching this family or who has information re: the family. 


Nnystrup June 9, 2004
My great grandparents John and Bridget Hennessey Welch farmed north of Manchester, Delaware County from the mid 1850's until the mid 1880's.  John Welch was born approx. 1822 in Ireland, died 1871 and is buried on the family farm just north of Manchester.  Bridget Hennessey Welch was born approx. 1830 in Ireland, died in 1894 at Westfield, Plymouth County, NW Iowa, but is buried in St. Mary's cemetery, Manchester, with a daughter Mary Welch Hynes born 1857, second wife of John Hynes, died 1888.  Other children were Edward  Welch born 1855, Margaret Welch Scanlan  b 1860, John b 1863, William b. 1864, and Ellen Welch Faust b. 1867 (her husband John Andrew Faust, Sr. was from Strawberry Point and his parents Faust line continues there today although I do not know them).  In the mid 1880's Margaret Welch Scanlan, (married Patrick Henry Scanlan b. 1867 d. 1945) moved to St. Louis, the remaining family moved to Westfield, Plymouth County, NW Iowa, and some moved on from there a bit later.

Any information on any of these families would be appreciated, I would be extremely interested in John or Bridget's siblings or parents...any write-ups in newspapers or a county atlas or any information on the Catholic baptisms, etc.  Any knowledge of the family or the families they married into would be appreciated


Jacquie Schattner May 22, 2004
Charles Ward DORMAN Dec 1838-5/21/1904  Lived most of his life in Manchester.  Dentist.  Had 6 sons, five were dentists.  Two daughters.  Wife is Frances Helen MANCHESTER.  Willing to exchange information.  Children's names are:  Charles, Jerry, Eva, Losee (Clark), Oscar, William, George. 


Taddy June 11, 2004
Am researching the Glassmeier/Glassmeyer/Glassmoyer Families of Pa.  Am interested in More info on the Glassmeyers in Delaware County, IA.  Trostle Family connection    



Jean Milton June 27, 2004
I am looking for information on Philo and Adeline Littlejohn.  They lived in Delhi, Delaware County, I have found them on the 1880 Census there.  Also their Daughter listed Myra Clark and Son in law, C. P. Clark.    Philo was my Great Great Grandfather.  I have some information in that they were in Oregon Territory at the Whitman Mission in the 1840's.  They had another
Daughter but not sure of her name.  Would appreciate any information.  Thank You. 


John T. Freeberg July 5, 2004
I am seeking information regarding my great-grandfather, Bennett P. Stewart, born Oct. 1875 in Manchester to "R." Stewart and Mary P. Clifford-Stewart (Oakland Cemetery), (per Bennett's marriage license). Mary was the daughter of Rawson Z. (Oakland Cemetery) and Caroline Clifford (from New Hampshire), but I know very little about the Stewarts. Any information would be a help. Thanks in advance.


Georgia Shelden July 15, 2004
My great and great-great grandparents lived in Delaware County.  Their names were Anson and Susan Shelden and Marcus and Jennie Tilton Shelden.  I found some Civil War reunion ribbons in an old chest that came from my great aunt Grace Clemans home in Manchester.  One says "Tredway Rifles."  Two others are for the Third Reunion of the Twenty First Iowa Infantry Manchester, September 15 and 16, 1887.  There is another ribbon pinned to these that says, "Welcome to Dubuque , June 28, 1898.  I am trying to find out who in my family was in the 21st regiment or the Tredway rifles.  I've had no luck on the internet looking up rosters.  If I could locate a list, I could probably identify my ancestor.  Thanks,


Jodi Barker  July 19, 2004
I am searching for the descendants of James McCormick (1831 in  Ireland -1916) and wife Mary Ann Rose McCormick (1838 in England -1920) both burried in Oakland Cemetary in Delaware, Co.  They lived in Manchester, IA.  Had 10 children, only 7 at the time of 1880 census for Honey Creek twsp.  Known children are: Frank (Francis?) W. McCormick 1856-1950, Sarah McCormick 1861-?, Minette McCormick Whalen 1867-?, Wilson McCormick 1869-? (last known to be a Dr. in LA, CA. in 1956),Olive McCormick 1873-?, Bernice Newcomb 1879-? (living in Belvidere, Illinois in 1956), Bertha McCormick 1880-?, and Mary Thornburg (not sure of her birth date but was after 1880.  Married Frank (?)Thornburg, had 2 sons).  Any info would be appreciated.



Doris Carr Estabrooks August 1, 2004
I am searching for a THOMAS HENRY CARR b. 1-18-1842 and ran away from home at age ll and lived with the scott family.  any help at all would be greatly appreciated. he ended up in kansas and had children by mary louise hobbs, presley hobbs's daughter, and john s scott's granddaughter.  he d. at pittsburg, ks. 9-22-1909. thank you.                    



Elizabeth Wilenius August 2, 2004
My great grandmother Letitia Hart's brother Hiram (Hyram) was given up to another family after their mother's death. Letitia was raised by her half-sister Mary Jane Ginger.  I think Hiram was with Truman and Elizabeth McKee in Honey Creek Township in Delaware County, Iowa.  Does anyone know of Hiram or this family?


Renee Stevens August 9, 2004
Looking for information about Marcello STEVENS, who migrated to Manchester in 1959 with his parents, William S. and Persis Wolcott STEVENS.  I believe that the parents died and are buried in/around Manchester.  Marcello married Adeline CONRAD who's family had come from NY to Manchester when she was a young girl. Anyone have information about this CONRAD family.  Finally, Marcello's brother, Dr. Augustus STEVENS and his wife, Emily STEVENS,  moved to Manchester in 1866.  Although they eventually moved away, they are both buried there as is a young son.  Any help would be appreciated.




Arlene Hollenbeck September 4, 2004
I am looking for William W. HOLLENBECK b. abt. 1816 in NY and his wife Mary Churchill b. abt. 1823 in NY and their Children George b. abt. 1840, Jerome b. abt 1842, Delight b. abt 1847 and Berthana b. abt. 1852, all in NY. Another son Frank was born in 1859 in Elk Twp. Delaware county Iowa. I found this information on the 1860 Delaware Co. IA census. This is the only time I have been able to locate this family anywhere in the USA. Frank W. HOLLENBECK married Minnie FERRY in Delaware Co. IA on 8 October 1881. They had 2 son's Evert b. 1882 and Adelbert b.1884. About 1886 Frank vanished without a trace leaving his wife and 2 small son's in Cherokee Co. Iowa. I have been unable to find any further information on Frank, his parents or siblings. If you have a connection or information please contact me. I am posting on this site because there were other HOLLENBECK's in this county that may be connected. Thank you.

This is an update to a query I sent yesterday.  A Jerome HOLLENBECK appears on the 1870 Delaware Co, census in Manchester.  I believe this may be the son of William and Mary (Churchill) HOLLENBECK that is mentioned to the previous posting.  Any further information anyone can provide is very much appreciated.



Nancy Kimmel Lewis September 7, 2004
I am trying to locate dates of death for Joseph Pierce CRAMER b. Nov 1832 in Ohio and his wife Austia Kimmel CRAMER b. Sept 1838 in Ohio. They died in South Fork Twp., Hopkinton, Delaware County, Iowa.  They do appear in the 1900 census in Hopkinton ED #87.  If found, I would also appreciate the name of the cemetery where they are buried.  Any help would be appreciated.



Ty Barth September 17, 2004
Many years ago my grandfather gave me an old collection of Civil War era letters. I am currently transcribing the collection, which I must say is very tedious and time consuming. Anyhow, I came across a number of letters written by one Mollie McCUTCHEN. She appears to have been a teacher at the old college in Hopkington around the close of the Civil War. I was wondering where I could find additional information on her. I also have a number of letters from a Hezekiah Garber that served in the 27th Iowa. I'm not sure yet of his connection to Hopkington or Delaware County. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you for your time.


Terrie October 3, 2004
Need help on finding info on Oscar
HAKANSSON listed on steamer trunk as OWF HAKANSSON to Hopkington Delaware, IA.  Would have immigrated from Sweden I believe around 1889.


JoAnn Sutton October 19, 2004
If anyone has any information about the SUTTON, GRIGG, and THOMPSON families that relocated from Mendham New Jersey to Delaware County Iowa, I would appreciate any information I can get as to when they came and how they traveled there. Thank you very much.



Mark Smith December 3, 2004
I am looking for information on James M. KIBBEE. I have land deed records stating he purchased 160 acres over the course of 4 years. My GGgrandfather was a James M. KIBBEE but the J M KIBBIE with the land records would have to be his father because of the dates.


Susan Frey December 7, 2004
I am really having trouble with the HAAS family from Delaware county Iowa. Would love to find information on Peter and Mary or Margaretha HAAS. Would love to know where from Luxembourg they came from. My gggrandmother was their daughter.  Margaretha married B. Anton Halbur.  A sister Mary, married a Dunkle. Also has brothers Nicholas, Jacob, Peter and Fred.Any help would be helpful. 



Lynn Coyle December 18, 2004
I'm looking for info on my maternal grandfather: John Carl McROBERTS, born in VA. that's all the info I have. He lived some time in Maryland with my grandmother Almeda McROBERTS.  Please email if you have any info.


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