Muscatine County
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Surnames Beginning with H thru M

SUBMITTED BY: Nancy Neipert
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 I'm searching for the father of Ruhama HALL who married Wilson WRIGHT in Muscatine Co., Oct, 1851. Possibly had one brother also in Muscatine Co. Mother's name was Hester and widowed by 1870 and was also married to a George BRILES. Father of Ruhama may have been Ira Hall. Appreciate info from anyone who is doing research on the Hall family in Muscatine or Louisa Cos.

SUBMITTED BY: Carol Ann Berry
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 HAIFLEY-anyone knows of this family and if they are connected to HAIFLEY-Simon or Johnsas,branch of the Henry Co.Iowa please contact me.

SUBMITTED BY: Ivar Kvalnes
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 My wifes grandfather was born in Muscatine County on January 15, 1866. His name was Sidney HANKS. His father was Jonathon HANKS and his mother's maiden name was Hannah PAISLEY. Both were born in Ohio. Jonathon and Hannah were the parents of 9 children - Sidney was # 8. I would like to know if any of the other children were also born in Muscatine County.

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 Working on information on my RAYNOR - HENDERSHOT line that came to Wilton Jct in 1854 (if my memory serves me correctly)from Sussex County,NJ.

SUBMITTED BY: Kathy Murzyn
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 I'm searching the surname Henion from Moscow, Iowa nice pages!!!!

SUBMITTED BY: Judith Barrett
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I am looking for info about my gggrandfather Ephriam HEWITT, wife Elisabeth. Moved to Montpelier, Muscatine, Iowa about 1845 from Erie Co Penn.
Wife died in Muscatine abt 1856-58. Have not been able to find her grave site. Children were Thomas b 1831 m Charlotte HARDMAN\HARDTMAN(born in Hamburg Ger)in Scott co 1855---Sarah (Thomas' twin)b 1831---George: found a George HEWITT m Maria HOWARD in 1857. 1850 census also has some unreadable info:William and Abigail HEWITT can't tell if they are children or parents. Ages inkblotted. Thomas and wife moved to Missouri abt 1860 taking Ephriam with them. Everyone else stayed in Iowa I think. 

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 I'm looking for information on the Honts family in Muscatine, The following names: Catherine Honts B: Feb 25,1890;. Cory Honts, Genevieve Honts; Gladys Honts B: Nov 4,1906; James Honts B: Dec 15,1913; Juanita Honts B: May 12,1918; Judith Honts; Kenneth Honts; Lena Honts B: Feb. 27,1918; Loretta Honts; M. Honts; Odetta Honts B: Sept 29,1900; Ronnie Honts. I'm also reseaching names HALL in Louisa CO. GIDEON,CRAIG,AND GRUVER in Henry Co.

SUBMITTED BY: Rachel Olson
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 Searching for descendents of Veronica Sophronia KAEFRING and Albert HAZEN. They lived in Nichols and had seven children that I know of. Any info is appreciated. 

SUBMITTED BY: Michele Kemp Shockley
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 I am looking for info on the Sullinger family. James Sullinger m Catherine Pallett bef 1858. Their children were Martha Elizabeth Sullinger, b Aug 09, 1858 IL d 1932 in Grandveiw, IA, Margaret Sullinger, b Unk & Willimina Sullinger, b 1869 Port Louisa, IA d July 11, 1933 Los Angeles, CA. I am particuly interested in Martha Elizabeth Sullinger , who m Josiah Silas Reed October 27, 1876 in Grandveiw, IA, s/o Nelson Reed & Caroline Van Wagenen. Their dau, Eldora (Dora) Reed m Edwin O Kemp s/o Aaron Kemp and Martha House June 01, 1898. Eldora & Edwin Kemp were my g grandparents. 

SUBMITTED BY: Karrie Herlein Middaugh
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 Looking for more information regarding A. (Airn?) and Sarah KINCAID who lived in Louisa County about mid 1860's. Looking for Sarah's maiden name and a wedding date.
They were parents of Henrietta Roena (KINCAID) FORBES who I believe was born in Louisa County and passed away in Muscatine in 1939. Have her obituary but don't know anything about else her parents. She was married to William Clark FORBES.

SUBMITTED BY: Jerry Hopkins
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Gottfried KNIPFER married Wilhelmina MOTTCHELL on 9 May 1861 in Muscatine Co. Gottfried was from Altenburg,Germany Willhelmina From Stuttgart, Germany. Are there any others out there who are from this family?

SUBMITTED BY: Peggy Knowlton
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 I am trying to locate info on my Iowa ancestors. Surname especially KNOWLTON. Also CONCANNON, and Lavina Jane JOHNSON, Belle BOWEN and Levee KING . Any help will be greatly appreciated.

SUBMITTED BY: Julie Glauninger
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 I'm searching for information on my grandmother's family. Her maiden name was Maude LaRue and she married my grandfather, Leonard Emerson DeVore in Muscatine County. My father, Melvin DeVore, was born in Atalissa in 1915 and the family later settled in Cedar Rapids. Maude and Leonard had two other children, Mildred and George (who was killed in WWII). I have traced the DeVore line back to my g-g-g-g-g grandfather. I know that My g-grandfather, Jeremiah DeVore and his brother Hiram settled in Muscatine County in the mid-1870's. I've gotten a lot of information on the DeVore's. BUT, I would really like to know how my grandmother's side of the family got to Muscatine County. Any information on the LaRue family in Muscatine County would be greatly appreciated. One more item: Maude LaRue's older sister, Nellie, married Leonard DeVore's older brother John, also in Muscatine Co.

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 My grandparents F. A. E. LATCHAW and his wife Elizabeth HOLTZHAUER Latchaw,former residents of Wilton (Junction). Both died in about 1962. My sister has much information on them but I would like an independent response to their lineage.

SUBMITTED BY: Carol Mead-Barrett
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 LEONARD, George Francis-Looking for info. Born in Muscatine on Jan. 10, 1870(?). Father John, Uncles Zenus (sp?) and Job (Josh). Married Carrie HUTCHINS on Sept. 2, 1894. Sister Julia (born 1846) married Dr. Chas. SWAN and settled near Polk City. Mothers name was Mary. Brother was William. Sisters Kate and Olive.

SUBMITTED BY: Carolyn Atkinson
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 My interest in Muscatine Co is that my sister lives in Muscatine and her married name is Brunson, the family has been there for generations. Also, there is a Leverich family in Muscatine Co, that I do not know relationship to my Leverich family in Madison Co, IA. Know there is a connection somewhere.

SUBMITTED BY: Betsey Heath Howes
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 LEWIS, John Perry b May 11 1818 PA, m Mary MITCHEL on Jan 3 1847 Knox Co OH d May 17 1890 Muscatine IA, bur. Muscatine. Came to Muscatine 1852 after birth of first three children. For anyone interested in this line I have both MITCHEL and LEWIS lineage to first emmigrant and entries from both MITCHEL and LEWIS Bibles to 1930's. I'd love to hear from anyone researching these lines. 

SUBMITTED BY: Carole Hochstatter
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 Looking for my grandmother LOEPEER, first name unknown Siblings are Mathilda (Tilley), b-04 Jan 1865, Dubuque Bertha, b-Jul 1870, Dubuque Fred E., b-1871, Dubuque Otto B., b-10 Aug 1873, Dubuque Emma, b-1876, Davenport Julie L., b-08 Aug 1878, Davenport Albert Clarence, b-29 Apr 1883, Montpelier.
Mother: Aline HOFFBRAUER Father, Albert, both born in Germany. Suspect grandma was born between 1865 and 1870. Some or all of the family moved to Livingston Mt. area after the birth of Albert C. Looking for any information about the LOEPEER FAMILY.

SUBMITTED BY: Margot C. Mills
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Who are the parents of Richard LORD? (B.10 Jan 1809 NY or CT d. 30 Oct 1885 Muscatine Co, IA)
m. 29 Jan 1840/1 Muscatine Co, IA Jane SMALLEY
All children born in Muscatine Co, IA:
1) Andrew Jackson Smalley LORD adopted son b. 23 Mar 1841
2) Catherine F. "Kate" LORD b. 1843
3) Albert LORD b. 04 Mar 1846
4) Byron W. LORD b. 09 Apr 1848
5) Edmond LORD (twin) b. 31 Jul 1849
6) Richard LORD (twin) b. 31 Jul 1849
7) Rhoda Emeline "Emma" LORD b. 07 May 1851
8) Manza M. LORD b. Jan 1854
9) Herman B. LORD b. 03 Jan 1858

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 Our G.G.Grandfather Abraham LUCAS (b.Oct 1828 in PA) came to Indiana when he was a child with his parents, they died in IN. He married in 1854 (? where) to Mary GOLDSBERRY (b. in OH). Names of their children are: Emma LUCAS born 1856 (m. Joseph HUBER); Samuel LUCAS born ? (m. Minnie O'BRIEN). Henry LUCAS born ?; William LUCAS born 1861 m. May BLY).
Our Great-Grandmother Susan Lucas was born July 6, 1859 in Tippicanoe Co. IN (m.George BLY in 1881 in Howard Co,IA.) We believe that all the children were born in Indiana. In 1865 the family moved to Muscatine IA, then to Howard Co, IA, and then back to Muscatine Co, IA, where Abraham died Oct.1915.  We would like any information on this family's Ancestors and Descendants.

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 I am looking for LUNDYs from Attalissa and STICEs from Lake Twp.

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 Looking for Thomas MAHER, born Ireland, abt. 1830. Arrived in Muscatine Co. abt. 1855. Married Eliza Jane Simpkins in 1864-Muscatine Co. I have found Thomas' citizenship papers there in Muscatine. They give Champaign Co. OH as the place where he filed his first papers, but they can find no record of them there. Other relatives with him? Perhaps Daniel MAHER was his brother. Does anyone have Daniel on your tree?
Also looking for information on Eliza Jane SIMPKINS. She married Ananias Simpkins in 1857 and he died in 1863. Her maiden name was REYNOLDS.
I look forward to hearing from someone who knows of any Maher descendants. I believe some still live in the Muscatine area. Judy Bishop, 4425 E. Co. 15th St., Yuma, AZ, 85365

SUBMITTED BY: Janice McManus
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 I am looking for any information on the MAIDEN family from Muscatine. My Great-Grandfather, Zacharia MAIDEN was born in Muscatine on Jan. 11, 1852 he later married Margaret GORDY b. 1857 in Keokuk, Iowa. 

SUBMITTED BY: William H. Manby
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 I am searching for information on my Father, GEORGE T. MANBY, my grandfather Willis and Anna MANBY and my Aunt Mae (or May) MANBY. They were residents of West Liberty IA. The time period would be from 1890 to 1935.

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 I have ordered the soundex for 1880 for this family but on the chance someone may have a connection, I will post what I know:
Peter MARTIN married 17 Oct 1852,Muscatine Co., IA to Josephine ANDERSON born abt 1830 Greene Co IN
Peter Martin born in Germany about 1829, came to Muscatine Co abt 1851, and was listed as a "Smith" for occupation on 1856 census.
Josephine signs off on her father's probate (Isaac ANDERSON) in 1859, and unless I have missed them on the 1860 and 1870 census, they seem to have moved. I have also checked the cemetery records for Muscatine Co. and see no evidence that they died there.
Josephine was a sister-in-law to John SPARKS, who was in the Pottery business in Fairport, Muscatine Co., IA. If you happen to connect, please tell me where they went.

SUBMITTED BY: Nancy Neipert
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 Would like to correspond to anyone researching MCCLARREN family. Andrew McCLARREN married Elizabeth SMITH in 1856, Muscatine Co., Ia. Children were: Margaret (marr. BRILES), Elizabeth (marr. HOLLIDAY), Minnie (marr. STRAKE), Lillian (marr. STRAKE), Lendilla (marr. FISHER)and Freddie. Who were Elizabeth's parents?

SUBMITTED BY: Adele Bowden
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 Searching for information on the families of Harvey MORGAN (1801-1887) and his wife Nancy BAXTER(1799-1884 and William Wesley MORGAN(1826-1880) and his wife Mary Jane LAMBERT(1828-1868) who lived in Cedar and Muscatine Counties between 1856-1874.
Harvey and Nancy's children were: James B., Rachel WOODS, William Wesley, Preston, Harvey Riddle, John, Daniel R., Rebecca A., Thomas D. and Mordecai C.
William and Mary Jane's children were: William Taylor, John Wesley, James Harvey, Daniel R., Anna JENKINS, Valentine T.
Other spouses surnames include: BARROW, BENTLEY, DANIELS, DOWNS, GUTHRIE, HENDRICKS, KAISER, METZGER, NEELY. The families lived on farms in the Rochester, Springdale and Atalissa areas. Other locations for this Morgan family were KY, IN and Madison County IA.(10/97)

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 MORIARTY, Maurice b. 1859 Clinton Iowa, lived in Muscatine Co as a young man, graduated from U of Iowa 1882, homesteaded in Spink Co. SD. He and his wife moved back to Muscatine Co in 1930 and died there in Jan. 1935. Maurice has a sister Mary H HENDERSON, wife of Charles HENDERSON b. 1850 who lived in Muscatine Co. I am searching for information about their parents John MORIARTY and Bridget MORAN. 

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 MORRIN, Peter and wife Margaret BRENNAN  Children: Mary, Peter, Michael
Residents of Muscatine. Interested in birth, marriage, death records obituaries, newspaper articles, anything relating to the MORRIN surname.

SUBMITTED BY: Linda Munn Violante
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 My great great grandfather lived in Muscatine. His name was John MUNN and he died in 1896 at the age of 93.   John Munn born 1803 in Washington County, PA was married to Sophia PEARSON and they had 6 children. Their names are, John my great grandfather born 1834 (lived in Iowa and married Mary Jane MONTGOMERY), David, Samuel born about 1843, Harriet born about 1839, Rachel, and Easter. Sophia died in 1844 and he later married Phoebe HAIMAN. They have the following children: Silas born 1848, Mary 1849, Liberton 1850, Oliver 1853, Lavinia, Lewis 1856, Eliza 1858 and Flora 1860. It appears they all were born in Cedar, Iowa. My great great grandfather, John Munn died February 10, 1996 or 1897. The information I just received said he is buried in Tipton, Cedar, Iowa in Hebron Cemetery. Thanks for any help you can give me.

SUBMITTED BY:Sarah Anderson
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 I am searching for someone who has the two volume set of The History of Muscatine Co. Iowa.

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