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Notes for the men of Company G, 27th Iowa.

This information is a compilation of information that I have found. I have not attempted to verify any of it. But if I find a discrepancy between sources, I have noted it. All information in this section should be validated with further research. Corrections are welcome.

I use various sources. I start with the Pension Records Index to see if I can determine the spouse's name. Then I check Census records, and Family Trees on Ancestry.com. If I can determine what county/state he was in, I check the USGENWEB site for that particular county. I also use Find A Grave and Iowa Gravestones Photo Project websites. Last I do a general search of the internet.


Allen, Jacob C. He was born about 1840 in New York. He was the son of Charles W. and Phebe Allen.

1850 Census: Russell, Saint Lawrence County, New York: Charles W. Allen (age 53, farmer, born VT), Phebe Allen (age 43, born Canada), Amanda Allen (age 14, born New York), Alanson Allen (age 12, born New York), Jacob Allen (age 10, born New York), Wesley Allen (age 8, born New York), Darwin Allen (age 5, born New York) and Jane Allen (age 1, born New York).

1860 Census:, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa: Charles W. Allen (age 63, farmer, born Vermont), Phebe Allen (age 53, born Canada), Alansen Allen (age 21, Farmer, born Canada, Jacob C. Allen (age 19, farmer, born New York), Wesley Allen (age 17, farmer, born New York), James Allen (age 9, born New York), Jane Allen (age 11, born New York), Sally Allen (age 6, born New York.

Jacob C. Allen died of disease on June, 9, 1864 at Memphis, TN, and is buried at Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA, Plot: Section 2, grave 439

His Mother (Phoebe Allen) applied for a pension on Oct. 20, 1887 from the state of IA application # 362,349.

1870 Census, St. Charles, Floyd County, Iowa, Charles W. Allen (age 73, born Vermont), Phebe Allen (age 63, born Canada), James S. Allen (age 19, born New York) and Lilly Allen (age 16, born New York.


Allen, Samuel S. He was born about 1840 in Ohio. He was most likely the son of David G. and Jennie Allen (Note even though the census records say Charlotte in 1860 and 1870, it appears from online family trees that she is a second wife). There are several family trees that list Betsy Maria Winans as his mother. But I have some questions about that. There was no mother listed on the 1850 Census. On the 1860 census, David G. Allen was listed with Charlotte. Was he divorced from his first wife? Of course, the 1860 census does not identify relationships, but CHARLOTTE Allen filed for a pension on the record of Samuel S. Allen as his mother. So I would assume she was the wife of David G. Allen and stepmother of Samuel S. Betsy Maria Winans Allen died Dec. 20, 1878 (after the 1875 death of David G Allen) and is buried in the same cemetery as David G. and Samuel S. Allen. BUT if she was his mother, why didn't she file for a mother's pension? I may be off base on this one as I did find a source for the marriage of David G. Allen and Elizabeth "Betsy" Winans on June 8, 1828 at Milo, Yates County NY: The source of the date of the marriage of David G. Allen to Betsey Maria Winans, both of Benton, Yates Co., is abstract #330 of the book, Genealogical Gleanings Abstracted from the "Yates County Whig" [a newspaper] 1823-1855, Penn Yan, NY, compiled by Dianne Stenzel, ©1991, Heritage Books, Inc., Baltimore, Md.

I would love to hear some someone who knows something about this family.

1850 Census: Ruggles, Ashland County, Ohio: David G. Allen (age 49, farmer, born New York), Martha A. (age 19, born New York), William O. Allen (age 17, born Ohio), Gideon W. Allen (age 15, born Ohio), Samuel S. Allen (age 10, born Ohio) and Sarah E. Allen (age 6, born Ohio).

1860 Census: Ruggles, Ashland County, Ohio: David G. Allen (age 59, carpenter, born New York), Charlotte Allen (age 40, born Scotland), Samuel Allen (age 20, born Ohio) and Victory Allen (female, age 16, born Ohio)

On Find A Grave, there is a Samuel G. Allen born June 14, 1840, died Aug. 11, 1864 that is buried in Stillwater Cemetery, Orchard, Mitchell County, Iowa. A note said he died during the Civil War. I have requested a photo of his tombstone to see if it is the right one. (Note WPA Records and an online listing for Stillwater Cemetery list a Samuel S. Allen (1840 - Aug. 11, 1863, buried in Stillwater Cemetery, East Lincoln Township, Mitchell County. I highly suspect that it is him. His father, David Godfrey Allen (born 1801, died Aug. 14, 1875), is buried in the same cemetery.). UPDATE: 5/17/2012: The photo has been posted. It clearly says Samuel S. Allen (Not G) and the date of death on the tombstone is Aug. 11, 1863, age 23 y, 1 mo. 28 d. Unfortunately, it does not mention the 27th Iowa. So while I am not 100% sure this is the right Samuel S. Allen, I am still pretty sure. I am going to list it here. Maybe I will be able to confirm 100% at some point. I have requested a correction to his Find a Grave memorial. (middle initial and year of death).

1870 Census: Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: David G. Allen (age 69, farmer, born New York) and Charlotte Allen (age 54, born Scotland).

Charlotte Allen filed for a mother's pension on Aug. 30, 1880.

1880 Census: Charles, Floyd County, Iowa: Josephus Welch (age 62), wife Victoria E. Welch (age 36), step daughter, Ella M. Foster (age 16), step daughter Mary B. Sweet (age 12), step daughter Martha V. Sweet (age 7) and mother-in-law Charlotte Allen (age 63, widowed, born Jamaica).


Austin, George B. He was born Sept. 15, 1835 in Sennett, Cayuga, New York. He was the son of Silas Austin and Mary Ann Patchen. There are some discrepancies with this soldier.

1. WPA Records and Riverside Cemetery online transcription say Grove B. Austin, age 23, died June 23, 1864 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Floyd County. Remarks have Co. G, 27th IA. Inf. G.A.R..

2. Iowa Civil War Soldier Burial Records say: George Bailey Austin, 2 Corp, 27th Iowa, Co. G, born NY, died June 23, 1864, age 28, buried in Riverside Cemetery, Floyd Co.

3. The Roster has his name as George B. Austin, but then goes on to say that he transferred to the Invalid Corps on Sept. 13, 1863, under the name of G. Bradley Austin

4. There are several online family trees that say Grove Bradley Austin was born Sept. 15, 1835 in Sennett, Cayuga, New York. He was the son of Silas Austin and Mary Ann Patchen. He died June 23, 1864 in Charles, Floyd County, Iowa and is buried in Riverside Cemetery. (I could find no George B. or George Bailey that fit.)

On both Census Records he is listed as Bradley Austin. I could not find a George B. Austin in the census records that seemed to fit. I am not certain if his first name is George or Grove (although I would lean towards Grove based on family trees). I am certain they are all referring to the same person.

1850 Census: Sennett, Cayuga County, New York: Silas Austin (age 50, farmer, born NY), Mary Austin (age 52, born NY), Edward Austin (age 29. born NY), Albert Austin (age 22, born NY), Jared Austin (age 16,born NY), Bradley Austin (age 14, born NY), Hellen Austin (age 6, born NY) and Juliet Patchin (age 43, born NY).

1860 Census: Charles, Floyd county, Iowa: Silas Austin (age 62, gentleman, born NY), Mary Ann Austin (age 59, born NY), Bradley Austin (age 25, farmer, born NY), and Nellie Austin (age 16, born NY)

Online cemetery transcription for Riverside Cemetery show that both Silas Austin (April 5, 1798 - July 23, 1863) and Mary Ann Austin (died Jan 4, 1861) are also buried in Riverside Cemetery.


Bates, William H. He was born Nov. 5, 1841 in Illinois. He was the son of David and Mary Bates. He married Lydia J. Tucker on Feb. 25, 1869 in Neosho, Kansas. (Kansas, Marriages, 1840 - 1936. Since there was a 13 year old Ida A. Tucker on the 1870 census, it's possible that Tucker was her name from a previous marriage.

1850 Census: Bureau, Illinois: David Bates (age 32, farmer, born New York), Mary Bates (age 30, born Ohio), William H. Bates (age 8, born Illinois) and Lucy Bates (age 57, born Connecticut.

1860 Census; Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: David W. Gates (age 42, farmer, born New York), Elizabeth Bates (age 30, born Ohio), William H. Bates (age 18, born Illinois), John G. Bates (age 7, born Iowa) and Lucy Bates (age 4, born Iowa). (It appears to me that William's parents are David and Mary. It also appears that Elizabeth is a second wife -- Unless, her name was something like Mary Elizabeth and her age is wrong on this census.)

1870 Census: Neosho, Neosho County, Kansas: William Bates, (age 28, born Illinois, farmer), Lydia J. Bates (age 34, born New York) and Ida A. Tucker (age 13, born Iowa).

1875 Kansas State Census, Silver Creek, Cowley County, Kansas. William Bates (age 38, farmer, born New York, from Iowa to Kansas), L. J. Bates (age 39, born New York), and R. L. Bates (age 1, born Kansas). (There was an O. D. Tucker (age 33, born New York) with a wife and three children living next to them. They were also from Iowa. Is this a brother/brother-in-law??)

1880 Census: Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas: William H. Bates (age 39, labor man, born Illinois), wife Lydia Bates (age 45, born New York) and daughter Rose L. Bates (age 6, born Kansas).

William H. Bates filed for a pension Apr. 5, 1888 in Kansas.

William H. Bates died Jan. 12, 1899 and is buried in Union Cemetery, Glencoe, Pawnee County, Oklahoma.

His widow Lydia Bates filed for a pension on Feb. 23, 1899 in Oklahoma.

Lydia J. Bates (born Jan. 17, 1835), died Apr. 4, 1908 and is buried in Union Cemetery, Glencoe, Pawnee County, Oklahoma.


Bean, George Willard He was born March 16, 1841 in Potsdam, St. Lawrence, NY. He was the son of Richard Lemuel Bean (Jan. 5, 1808 - Jan 16, 1869) and Sarah Cook (Apr. 4, 1812 - Aug. 1, 1895). He married Angeline Parker on May 10, 1862 in Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Ackley Parker and Roxanna Thompson.

1850 Census: Woodhull, Shiawassee, Michigan: Richard, L. B. (age 45, farmer, born Vermont), Sarah (age 38, born Canada), Henry (age 16, born NY), Levi (age 14, born NY), Richard (age 12, born NY), George Bean (age 10, born NY), Lucinda Bean (age 7, born NY) and Holton Bean (age 2, born Canada). (Note: this family was on two pages. Richard (age 45) through Richard (age 12), were indexed as Richard as the last name. When the next page started the three remaining children were correctly identified as Bean).

1860 Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Richard Bean (age 55, sawyer, born Vermont), Sarah Bean (age 44, born Vermont), Henry Bean (age 26, born Canada), Levi Bean (age 24, born Canada), Richard Bean (age 21, born New York), George Bean (age 19, born New York), Holten Bean (age 11, born Canada), Samuel Bean (age 8, born Michigan), Ellen Bean (age 5, born Michigan), Lucinda Bean (age 17, born New York), and Andrew Bean (age 3, born Iowa).

1860 Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa (Next to the Richard Bean Family): Ackley Parker (age 53, farmer, born New York), Roxana Parker (age 49, born New York), Norman Parker (Age 19, born Iowa), Angeline Parker (age 16, born Iowa), John Parker (age 14, born Iowa), Osakloosa Parker (age 12, born Iowa) and Franklin Parker (age 8, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Kilkenny, Le Sueur County, Minnesota: G. W. Bean (age 37, born New York), wife Angeline Bean (age 33, born Illinois), daughter Malisa Bean (age 13, born Iowa), daughter Anne Bean (age 11, born Iowa), son Robertus Bean (age 5, born Iowa), brother Joseph Parker (age 18, born Iowa), brother Andrew Bean (age 21, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census, Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Geo. W. Bean (township 8, range 9, age 42, laborer, born New York), Angeline Bean (age 40), Melissa Bean (age 18), Anna B. Bean (age 16, born Chickasaw County, Iowa), Robertus Bean (age 9, born Chickasaw County, Iowa) and Russell Bean (age 1, born Chickasaw County, Iowa). (Note: the family was indexed as Beon).

George W. Bean filed for a pension on Oct. 1, 1889 in Iowa.

1900 Census: Rapids, Linn County, Iowa; George W. Bean (born March 1841, age 59, married 37 years, born Michigan, teamster), wife Angeline Bean (born Aug. 1843, age 56, married 37 years, 7 children born, 4 still living, born Iowa), son Rusell Bean (born Aug. 1873, age 16, born Iowa).

1910 Census: Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa: George W. Bean (age 69. married 48 years, born New York, own income ), Angeline Bean (age 68, married 48 years, 7 children born, 4 still living, born Iowa), Russell Bean (age 26, born Iowa, bricklayer for contractor).

Angeline (Parker) Bean died in 1912. She is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa.

1920 Census, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa: Edward Jones (age 52, married), wife Anna Jones (age 52, born Iowa), father-in-law George Bean (age 78, widowed, born New York),

1925 Iowa State Census: Cedar Rapids, Linn county, Iowa: Edward Jones (age 56), wife Anna Jones (age 56, -- father's name: Geo. W. Bean, born NY, age 84), Mother's name: Angeline Barker (sic), born Iowa, parents married in Iowa), father George W. Bean, (age 84, widowed, father's name R. L. Bean, born Vermont, mother's name Sarah Cook, born New York, parents married in New York).

According to his obituary he married Phoebe Stanley. It must have been after 1925.

George Willard Bean died Jan 15, 1928 in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. He was a Member of George W. S. Dodge GAR 132 in Nashua Iowa.

Obituary was published in Cedar Rapids Gazette; Republican, January 16, 1928:

George W. Bean, 86, a veteran of the Civil War and a resident of Cedar Rapids for forty years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ed Jones, 610 10th Avenue, at 4 p.m. Sunday after a lingering illness. Mr. Bean was born in Pottsdam, NY, March 16, 1841. Previous to his coming to Cedar Rapids he was a resident of Nashua. He served three years as a private in Co. G 27th Iowa Infantry. His first wife died in 1912. Besides his second wife, Phoebe Stanley Bean, he is survived by four children, Robertes, Russell, Mrs. Henry Jackson and Mrs. Ed Jones, all of Cedar Rapids.

He also leaves three brothers, Richard and Andrew, both of Nashua, Holton of Oneida, two sisters, Mrs. F.L. Hicock, Waterloo, Mrs. Helen Schrieber, New Hampton, eight grand children and eight great grandchildren. Mr. Bean was a member of the G.A.R. Post at Nashua.

Funeral services will be held in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jones, at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the family lot in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Obituary Published in Nashua Reporter, Jan. 25, 1828

George Bean Died

Mr. George Bean, a former resident of this community passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15, 1928 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ed Jones and husband, in Cedar Rapids.

Deceased was 86 years and 10 months of age and has been a resident of Cedar Rapids for forty years. His wife preceded him in death about twenty years, since which time he has made his home with his daughter and husband.

He served three years in the War of the Rebellion.

He is survived by four children, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Also three brothers and two sisters: Richard and Andy Bean of Nashua; Holten Bean of Emmettsburg; Mrs. Helen Schriber, of New Hampton and Mrs. F.L. Hicok of Waterloo.


Bean, Richard Rufus He was born Sept. 18, 1838 in St. Lawrence County, New York. He was the son of Richard Lemuel Bean (Jan. 5, 1808 - Jan 16, 1869) and Sarah Cook (Apr. 4, 1812 - Aug. 1, 1895). He married Mary Ellen Ripley on June 15, 1861 in Floyd County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Joseph Ripley (Mar. 6, 1810 - May 22, 1879) and Laura Sutton (1810 - 1860). Her brother Amos J. Ripley also served in Company G, 27th Iowa.

Information provided by Carol Yates Wilkerson

Richard Bean was a Private in the Union Army, Co. G, 27th Iowa Infantry. He mustered in October 3, 1862 (maybe at Dubuque, IA). It says on the Company Muster-in Roll that he was 24 years old and that his occupation was as a farmer. He enlisted August 15, 1862 in Nashua, Iowa for a period of 3 years. the enlistment person was A. L. Rupe. It also says he had black hair and eyes and his complexion was dark. He was five foot, five and a half inches tall. On that date he was to be paid the sum of $25, and the premium paid was $2.00.

The battles in which he fought were: Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, April 9, 1864; and Old Oaks, Louisiana, May 18, 1864; Ditch Bayou, Arkansas, June 6, 1864; Tupelo and Old Town Creek, Mississippi, July 15 and 16, 1864; Nashville, Tennessee, December 15 and 16, 1864; and the Siege and Capture of Blakely, Alabama, April 2 through 9, 1865.

June 1863 he went to the regimental hospital (Gayoso USA General Hospital) in Memphis, TN because he was sick. On August 24, 1863 he left at Memphis, Tennessee because he was sick. During the months of September and October 1863 he was employed as a guard at the hospital until he returned to duty. He rejoined his Company from the hospital December 10, 1863.

Richard's muster-out date was August 8, 1865. At that time, he had last been paid to February 28, 1865. He mustered-out in Clinton, Iowa. At that time they paid him a bounty of $25 and he was due $75.

In 1896 Richard R. Bean applied for a pension from the government for his service in the Civil War.

Richard's brother Levi was in the 7th IA Infantry and was killed during the CW in Mississippi. He is buried there. George, Richard's other brother was also in the 27th, Company G with him. I don't have any photos of George. Holton Bean, another brother was in the 7th IA Inf. I know you're working on the 27th, but since so many of the Beans were in the Civil War, I added their info. and, I have one more. The father of the Bean boys, Richard Lemuel Bean who also served in the IA military:

They were in Nashua when the Civil War broke out and he was determined to enlist with four of his sons: Henry, Levi, George, and Holton. He also wanted to enlist but the Board would not take him on account of his age. His wife told him if he did enlist, not to come back to her. He did anyway, by going to another county; cut off his beard, dyed his hair with walnut stain, and made it. He was discharged a year later with an injury to his hips in battle. He returned to Nashua and built a home on some land he owned 2 miles north of town, and lived there for the rest of his life. (see picture) He owned and operated a saw mill before the war, but with his injured hips he could no longer do the work.

Before coming to Iowa he was a [I suspect he was a "sawyer" and [someone misread the writing on the census record--C] lawyer in Vermont and New York State.

He served in Company C, in the 6th Iowa Cavalry.

Richard R. Bean and Mary Ellen RipleyRichard Rufus Bean and his wife Mary Ellen (Ripley) Bean. Image found on Find a Grave

1850 Census: Woodhull, Shiawassee, Michigan: Richard, L. B. (age 45, farmer, born Vermont), Sarah (age 38, born Canada), Henry (age 16, born NY), Levi (age 14, born NY), Richard (age 12, born NY), George Bean (age 10, born NY), Lucinda Bean (age 7, born NY) and Holton Bean (age 2, born Canada). (Note: this family was on two pages. Richard (age 45) through Richard (age 12), were indexed as Richard as the last name. When the next page started the three remaining children were correctly identified as Bean).

1860 Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Richard Bean (age 55, sawyer, born Vermont), Sarah Bean (age 44, born Vermont), Henry Bean (age 26, born Canada), Levi Bean (age 24, born Canada), , Richard Bean (age 21, born New York), George Bean (age 19, born New York), Hoolten Bean (age 11, born Canada), Samuel Bean (age 8, born Michigan), Ellen Bean (age 5, born Michigan), Lucinda Bean (age 17, born New York), and Andrew Bean (age 3,

1870 Census: Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Richard Bean (age 27, born New York), Mary Bean (age 27, born Ohio), Alice Bean (age 9), Charles Bean (age 5), Harriett Bean (age 2), Sarah Bean (age 3/12) and Lemuel Bean (age 18, born Michigan).

1880 Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Richard Bean (age 39, farmer, born New York), wife Mary E. Bean (age 38, born Ohio), son Levi Bean (age 14, born Iowa), son Harry Bean (age 12, born Iowa), daughter Sarah Bean (age 10, born Iowa), son David Bean (age 6, born Iowa) and daughter Millie Bean (age 1, born Iowa).

1900 Census, Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa; Richard R. Bean (born Sept. 1838, age 61, married 39 years, born New York), wife Mary E. Bean (born Apr. 1842, age 58, married 39 years, 7 children born, 6 still living, born Ohio) and son Levy Bean (born June 1866, age 33, born Iowa).

1910 Census, Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Richard R. Bean (age 72, born New York), wife Mary E. Bean (age 68, born Ohio).

1915 Iowa State Census: Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Richard R. Bean (age 76, County Chickasaw, Town Nashua, Occupation Retired, Extent of Education Common 6, can read and write, Birth Place: New York, value of home or farm: $600. Military Service: Civil War, Infantry, State Iowa, Regiment 27, Company G, Church Affiliation: Baptist. Father's Birth Place: Vermont, Mother's Birthplace: Canada. Years in US 76, Years in Iowa 48.

Mary Ellen (Ripley) Bean (born Apr. 4, 1842), died May 17, 1916 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa.

1920 Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa; Hassell Bell (age 44, born Iowa), boarder Richard Bean (age 84, widowed, born New York).

Richard Rufus Bean died Mar. 18, 1928 in Bradford, Iowa. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa. He was a member of George W. S. Dodge GAR Post 132, Nashua, IA in 1902

Richard Bean, who has been a resident of Chickasaw County for the past 46 years passed away Sunday March 18 at 11 a. m. at the age of 89 years and 6 months. The cause of his death was the infirmities of age. Mr. Bean was born in New York State in 1838 and came to Iowa when a young man. The greater part of his life was spent in this vicinity, and he was the oldest veteran of the Civil War residing in this community at the time death overtook him.

He is survived by the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Grant Barlow, Mrs. Hobb, Levi and David Bean all of Nashua: Mrs. Jim Polney of Charles City and Mrs. Maxen of Clarksville. His wife preceded him in death eleven years ago.

The funeral will be held this afternoon (Wednesday) at 2:00 p.m. at the Little Brown Church. Rev. McCorkson officiating and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Nashua Reporter, March 21, 1928.

Was Last Member of Company G 27th Iowa

Richard Bean, who was buried from the "Little Brown Church" last Wednesday was the last member of Company G 27th Iowa infantry in this vicinity.

The church was packed with sorrowing relatives and friends. The Women's Relief Corps held their burial services for a comrade of the Civil War. A goodly number of the Legion members with their colors were present and four comrades of the Grand Army were also present. Eight grandsons of the deceased acted as pallbearers. The floral designs and flowers were exceedingly fine.

At the grave the Legion gun squad gave their salute, taps were sounded and our comrade was left in the quiet of beautiful Greenwood.

The Nashua Reporter, Nashua, Iowa, Wednesday, March 28, 1928

Gravestone Records of Chickasaw County, Iowa: Richard R. Bean, Death Date: Mar. 18, 1928, page 8, Birth Date: 1838, Cemetery: Greenwood, Town: Nashua: Comment Son of Richard L; wife Mary E.

Children of Richard Rufus Bean and Mary Ellen Ripley

  1. Hurtha Gerlena Bean, b. 18 Apr 1862 in Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa, USA
  2. Charles Levi Bean, b 29 Jun 1866 in Bradford, Chickasaw, Iowa, USA
  3. Hattie H Bean, b. 28 Apr 1868 in Nashua, Iowa, USA
  4. Sarah Ann Bean, b. 29 Mar 1870 in Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa, USA
  5. Ida Elvereta Bean, b. 24 Feb 1872 in Bradford, Chickasaw, Iowa, USA
  6. David Joseph Bean, b. 21 Jan 1874 in Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa, USA
  7. Comella May Bean, b. 20 May 1879 in Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa, USA

Beck, Jacob He was born about 1843 in Green Township, Gallia County, Ohio. He was the son of Jacob Beck (Dec. 1815 - 1888) and Sophia Fletcher.

1850 Census: Green, Gallia County, Ohio: Jacob Beck (age 33, farmer, born PA), Sophia Beck (age 29, born Ohio), John Beck (age 12, born Ohio), Robert Beck (age 10, born Ohio), Sarah Beck (age 9, born Ohio), Lucinda Beck (age 7, born Ohio), Jacob Beck (age 6, born Ohio), Charles Beck (age 4, born Ohio), and George Beck (age 2, born Ohio).

1860 Census: Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa: Jacob Beck (age 45, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Sophia Beck (age 42, born Ohio), John Beck (age 21, born Ohio), Robert Beck (age 20, born Ohio), Sarah Beck (age 18, born Ohio), Jacob Beck Jr. (age 16, born Ohio), Lucinda Beck (age 15, born Ohio), Mary Beck (age 13, born Ohio), Charles Beck (age 12, born Ohio), George Beck (age 10, born Ohio). Carsen Beck (age 5, born Ohio) and Rohina Beck (age 2, born Iowa).

Jacob Beck Jr. was wounded in action Mar. 14, 1864, Fort De Russy, LA. He died of wounds March 20, 1864, on Steamer "Woodford" He is buried in National Cemetery, Alexandria, LA. Section 1, grave 22


Beck, Robert He was born about 1840 in Green Township, Gallia County, Ohio. He was the son of Jacob Beck (Dec. 1815 - 1888) and Sophia Fletcher. He married Agnes M. Wert.

1850 Census: Green, Gallia County, Ohio: Jacob Beck (age 33, farmer, born PA), Sophia Beck (age 29, born Ohio), John Beck (age 12, born Ohio), Robert Beck (age 10, born Ohio), Sarah Beck (age 9, born Ohio), Lucinda Beck (age 7, born Ohio), Jacob Beck (age 6, born Ohio), Charles Beck (age 4, born Ohio), and George Beck (age 2, born Ohio).

1860 Census: Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa: Jacob Beck (age 45, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Sophia Beck (age 42, born Ohio), John Beck (age 21, born Ohio), Robert Beck (age 20, born Ohio), Sarah Beck (age 18, born Ohio), Jacob Beck Jr. (age 16, born Ohio), Lucinda Beck (age 15, born Ohio), Mary Beck (age 13, born Ohio), Charles Beck (age 12, born Ohio), George Beck (age 10, born Ohio). Carsen Beck (age 5, born Ohio) and Rohina Beck (age 2, born Iowa).

Source: The Medical and Surgical History of the Civil War, Volume VIII

Case-- Sergeant Robert Beck, Co. G. 27th Iowa, aged 25 years, received, at the battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, April 9th, 1864, a gunshot wound; the missile entered the left temple on a level, and one inch posterior to outer eminence of the left eye, and passed out one-half inch below the right eye, destroying in its course the left eye, the lachrymal sac, duct of the right eye, and the bones, and produced-ectropion of the right eye. He was admitted to the Marine Hospital, St. Louis, on April 7th, 1865. On April 27th, Surgeon J. H. Grove, U. S. V., performed a plastic operation for deformity of right eye. Simple dressings were applied. The result was perfect. He was discharged on May 13, 1865. The case is reported by the operator. In March, 1871, Pension Examiner J. W. Smith reports that necrosed bone has been discharged, during the past year, from wound of exit; the left nostril is closed except by forced inspiration. He rates his disability as total and permanent.

1870 Census: Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa: Robert Beck (age 30, farmer, born Ohio), Agnes Beck (age 24, born Canada), Gerta Beck (age 2, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Riverton, Floyd county, Iowa: Robert Beck (age 39, farmer, born Ohio), wife Agnes Beck (age 34, born Canada), daughter Gertie Beck (age 12, born Iowa), daughter Anna Beck (age 4/12, born February, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census, Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa: Robert Beck (Township 94, Range 15, Section 2, NW NW, age 44, farmer, born Ohio), Agnes M. Beck (age 39, born Canada), Gertie M. Beck (age 16, born Floyd County, Iowa, Elsie P. Beck (age 0, born Floyd County, Iowa).

Robert Beck died Oct. 28, 1890 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa, Lot 40

His widow Agnes M. Beck filed for a pension on Dec. 22, 1890 in Iowa.

Agnes (Wert) Beck died Oct. 15, 1892 and is also buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa.

A pension was filed for a minor on March 21, 1893. Samuel Gunderson was guardian.


Bement, Sylvester He was born about 1844 in Cayuga County, New York. He was the son of Anson Bement (1812 - ?) and Hannah Hollenbach/Hollenbeck (1813 - Mar. 22, 1870)

1860 Census: Polk, Bremer County, Iowa: Anson Bement (age 48, farmer, born New York), Hannah Bement (age 47, born New York), Sylvester Bement (age 14, born New York), Sarah Bement (age 18, born New York), Franklin Bement (age 8, born New York) and Lucius Bement (age 19, born New York.).

Sylvester Bement died June 9, 1864 and is buried in Memphis National Cemetery, Section A, Site 19623

His father Anson Bement filed for a pension on Nov. 9, 1870.


Blood, Eber L. He was born May 29, 1845 in Flora, Boone County, Illinois. He was the son of Abel Russell Blood (May 14, 1807 - Sept. 28, 1890) and Laura Lucas (June 28, 1810 - Mar. 25, 1874).

1850 Census: Ohio, Boone County, Illinois: A. R. Blood (age 43, born VT.), Laura Blood (age 41, born NY), Albert Blood (age 13, born Ill), Wm. Blood (age 11, born Ill.), Fredelia Blood (age 9, born Ill.), Frances Blood (age 8, born Ill.), Eber Blood (age 5, born Ill.), Moses Blood (age 2, born Ill.) and Twin B U B Blood (age 2, born Ill.)

1856 Iowa State Census: St. Charles, Floyd County, Iowa: Abel R. Blood (age 49, farmer, born Vt.), Laura Blood (age 46, born NY), Albert Blood (age 19, born Ill.), William Blood (age 17, born Ill.) Francis Blood (age 14, born Ill.), Eber Blood (age 11, born Ill.), Moses Blood (age 8, born Ill), Abel Blood (age 6, born Ill.), Harris Blood (age 3, born Ill.). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 2 years.

1860 Census: Charles Floyd County, Iowa: A. R. Blood (age 53, farmer, born VT), Laura Blood (age 50, born NY), Fedelia Blood (age 19, born Ill). Francis Blood (age 18, farmer, born Ill.). Eber Blood (age 15, farmer, born Ill.), Moses Blood (age 12, born Ill.), Abel Blood (age 10, born Ill.). Horace Blood (age 7) and Albert Blood (age 23, farmer, born Ill.).

Eber L. Blood died May 14, 1865 and is buried in National Cemetery, Mound City, Ill. Section A, grave 82.


Brown, Eugene S. He was born about Jan 1840 in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. He was the son of Edward. T. Brown and Persis Alone.

Eugene S. Brown was born in Hampshire County, Mass. He is a son of E. T. Brown, who was born in Worcester County, Mass., in 1806. In 1832 he married Miss Perses Alone, a native of Berkshire County Mass., born 1807. Their family consisted of five children, three sons and two daughters. Atherton was killed at the battle of Shiloh, at the age of twenty. He was a soldier in Company K, Third Iowa Infantry.

In June 1854, E. S. Brown came to Charles City. At that time the cars only came west as far as Warren. There they took the boat to McGregor, and walked to Charles City. The year following, 1855, his father, mother, brother and adopted sister joined him. Mr. Brown remained in Charles City till 1875. He first engaged as a clerk, but afterward engaged as a farmer. In 1874 Mr. Brown purchased the farm of 140 acres where he still resides, on section 35, Ulster Township, built his house and made all his improvements. He enlisted in Company G, Twenty-seventh Iowa, Sixteenth Army Corps, August 1862, under the command of A. J. Smith; went up the Red River in assisting General Banks; was with Smith on the Meridian raid; at Nashville when Hood came, and previous to that followed Price through Missouri with Rosecranz; thence to a skirmish with Forrest at Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely, where they had an engagement; started from Montgomery, July 16; at Clinton Aug. 9. Mr. and Mrs. Brown and George Whitehead and wife were the first and only members for a while of the Baptist church, Charles City.

Floyd County, Ulster Township, Biographies, Source: History of Floyd County, Iowa, 1882, page 1033).

1856 Iowa State Census; St. Charles, Floyd County, Iowa: Edward T. Brown (age 49, farmer, born Mass.), Persis Brown (age 48, born Mass.), Eugene S. Brown (age 18, farmer, born Mass.), Edward A. Brown (age 14, born Mass.), Anna M. Brown (age 5, born Mass.)

1860 Census: Charles, Floyd County, Iowa: Edward T. Brown (age 53, farmer, born Mass.), Persis A. Brown (age 52, born Mass.), Eugene Brown (age 22, born Mass.), Anne M. Brown (age 9, born Mass.).

1870 Census: Charles City, Floyd county, Iowa; Edward T. Brown (age 63, farmer born Mass.), Percus A. Brown (age 62, born Mass.), Eugene Brown (age 33, Teamster, born Mass).

1880 Census: Ulster, Floyd County, Iowa: Eugene S. Brown (age 42, farmer, born Massachusetts), father Edward T. Brown (age 73, born Massachusetts), mother Persis A. Brown (age 72, born Massachusetts)., Servant Mary Gravel (age 17) and Servant Charles Shilling (age 24).

1890 Veterans Census; Township 118, Faulk County, South Dakota: E. S. Brown, 1st Serg. Co. G. 27 Iowa Inf. Enlisted Aug. 14, 1862, Discharged Aug. 9, 1869, served 2 years, 11 months, 26 days. Post Office Address: Faulkton, Faulk County, S.D.

Eugene S. Brown filed for a pension on Feb. 18, 1892 in South Dakota.

1900 Census: St. Charles, Floyd County, Iowa; Boarder Eugene Brown (born Jan, 1840, age 60, widowed, born Massachusetts, carpenter).

1910 Census: Charles Ward 1, Floyd County, Iowa; Boarder Eugene S. Brown (age 72, born Mass, single, own income).

1915 Iowa State Census: Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa; Eugene S. Brown, age 77, single, County: Floyd, Town: Charles City, Occupation: Retired, Extent of Education; Common 8, can read and write, Military Service; Civil War, Infantry, State: Iowa, Regiment; 27, Company G, father's birthplace, Massachusetts, mother's birthplace: Massachusetts. Years in Iowa: 41.

1920 Census: Charles City Ward 1, Floyd County, Iowa: Roomer Eugene S. Brown (age 81, single, born Massachusetts).

Eugene Brown died June 30, 1921 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford, Floyd IA


Bullard, Lockardt S. He was born March 1834 in New York. He married Josephine V. Lee on Nov. 11, 1868 in Black Hawk, Iowa. (Source LDS Family Search). She was the daughter of Daniel and Sophronia Lee.

1850 Census: Clarion, Bureau County, Illinois: Sally M. Bullard (widow age 39), Lucian Bullard (age 18, farmer, born NY), Lockhart S. Bullard (age 16, born NY), Barry M. Bullard (age 13, born NY), Debrona S. Bullard (age 11, born NY), and Mornus S. Bullard (age 5, born NY).

1860 Census: Clarion, Bureau County, Illinois; Sallie M. Bullet (age 49, born Vermont), Lucien Bullet (age 29, farmer, born NY), Lockhart S. Bullet (age 26, farmer, born NY), Barak Bullet (age 22, born NY) and Minerva Bullet (age 15, born NY).

1870 Census, Mason Township, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa: Bullard, L. S. (age 36, Carpenter), J. D. Bullard (age 21, female, keeping house), Lee, Sophronia (age 50, female, keeping house).

1880 Census, West Fork, Franklin County, Iowa: Lock Bullard (age 46, carpenter), wife Joe Bullard (age 32), daughter Grace Bullard (age 7), son Earl Bullard (age 4) and daughter Hallie Bullard (age 8 months.)

1885 Iowa State Census, Sheffield, Franklin County, Iowa: Lock Bullard (age 50, carpenter), Josephine (age 35), Grace (age 12), Hallie (age 4) and Sophronia Lee (age 70, widow)

He filed for a pension on April 8, 1889 in Iowa.

1900 Census, Clinton, Franklin County, Iowa: Lockhart S. Bullard (age 66, born Mar, 1834, married 32 years, father born Vermont, mother born Vermont), wife Josephine V, age 52, born Mar. 1848, married 32 years, 4 children born, 3 still living), Daughter Grace L. (age 27, born Feb. 1873, married for 7 years, 3 children, 3 still living), daughter Hallie I. (age 20, born Oct. 1879).

Lockhardt S. Bullard died June 16, 1902 and is buried in Hillside Cemetery, Sheffield, Franklin County, Iowa (Source: Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans).

His widow Josephine V Bullard filed for a pension on June 30, 1902.


Butler, John Earl He was born about Nov. 29, 1935 in New York. He was the son of John Samuel Butler and Margaret Fitzgerald. He married Mary Louisa Swain on March 10, 1858 in Chickasaw County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). She was the daughter of Benjamin Paul Swain (1812-June 4, 1849) and Polly Ann Howard (Oct. 28, 1813 - Nov. 5, 1858). Her brother William E. Swain, also served in Company G, 27th Iowa.

1860 Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa; John E. Butler (age 24, blacksmith, born New York), Louisa Butler (age 22, born Ill), Cora Butler (age 2/12, born Iowa) and Jacob Montgomery (age 8, born Iowa).

1870 Census; Pleasant Grove, Floyd County, Iowa: Johathan E. Butler (age 34, farmer, born NY), Mary L. Butler (age 28, born Ill.), Cary Ann Butler (age 10, born Iowa), Charles A. Butler (age 7, born Iowa), and Samuel A. Butler (age 1, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Aldrich, Wadena County, Minnesota: John E. Butler (age 45, commission mercht., born New York), wife Mary L. Butler (age 38, born Ill. ), daughter Cora A. Butler (age 20, school teacher, born Iowa), Charles A. Butler (age 17, born Iowa), Samuel A. Butler (age 12, born Iowa) and John R. Butler (age 3m, born Feb., born Minnesota)

John E. Butler filed for a pension on July 24, 1890 in Oregon.

1900 Census: Richardson, Lane County, Oregon; John E. Butler (age 63, married 42 years, born Nov. 1836, age 63, born New York), wife Mary L. Butler (born Dec. 1841, age 58, married 42 years, 0 children born, 0 still living), son John R. Butler (born Feb. 1880, age 20, born Minnesota). (the number of children born would appear to be incorrect, but that is what the census says).

Mary L. (Swain) Butler died Nov. 27, 1905 and is buried in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Lane County, Oregon. Note: The Oregon Death index has date of death as Nov. 26, 1905. Tombstone says Nov. 25.

News was received to this week of the death of Mrs. J. E. Butler, a former resident of Nashua, which occurred at her home near Franklin, Ore., November 27, of heart disease. Mrs. Butler will be well remembered by the old residents of this place, particularly the old soldiers, she having taken quite an interest in G. A. R. circles. Her husband enlisted in Company G 27th Iowa, the company which went out from this place, serving first as Lieutenant and later was promoted to the office of Captain.

Nashua Reporter, Nashua, Iowa, December 14, 1905

1910 Census: South Junction, Lane County, Oregon; Samuel A. Butler (age 42, married 1 time for 18 years, born Iowa), Wife Phoebe Butler (age 38, married 1 time 18 years, 4 children born, 4 still living, born Oregon) son Elbert (age 17), Son Irving (age 15), Daughter Edna (age 9), son Earl (age 6), father John E. Butler (age 74, widowed, born New York), brother John R. Butler (age 31, born Minnesota).

1920 Census: College Crest, Lane county. Oregon: Samuel Butler (age 52), wife Phoebe Butler (age 47), daughter Edna Butler (age 18), son Earl Butler (age 15) and father John Butler (age 84, widowed, born New York).

John E. Butler died Feb. 17, 1923 at Rio Oso, California (Pension Index Record) and is buried in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Lane County, Oregon.

Children of John Earl Butler and Mary Louisa Swain:

  1. Cora Ann Butler, b. March 31, 1860, died. Dec. 19, 1925
  2. Charles Anson Butler, b. April 1, 1864, died April 5, 1948
  3. Samuel Allison Butler, b. 1868, died March 21, 1943
  4. John Ralph Butler, b. Feb. 19, 1880, died March 12, 1953

Carmen, Alpheus He was born Dec. 18, 1832 in Brockville, Ontario, Canada. He was the son of John Joshua Carman and Mary Fisher. He married Henrietta Ready on Dec. 25, 1861 at Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa. She was the daughter of William B. Ready and Rebecca Jones.

Submitted by
Tim Carman

Biography of Alpheus Carman, (1832-1904)

Alpheus Carman was born in Brockville, Ontario, Canada on 12/18/1832 to John Joshua and Mary Fisher Carman. Brockville was established after the American Revolution as a Loyalist refuge city. John and Mary were both New Jersey natives. Alpheus had 11 siblings: John Jr., William W., Henry (died in infancy), Mary Ann, Chauncey C., Henry F., Elizabeth (died at age 9), George W., Philip J., Elizabeth, and Sarah.

Alpheus moved with his family to an 80 acre plot in Cherry Valley, Illinois in the late spring of 1840. In 1858, Alpheus, possibly accompanied by his brother Henry, moved to Floyd County Iowa. In the 1860 census he was residing in a hotel in the town of Floyd, Iowa, and was listed as being a brick mason.

On Christmas Day, 1861, Alpheus married Henrietta Ready at the Charles City courthouse, Judge Wilsey officiating. The Civil War was in progress at the time and on 8/14/1862, Alpheus enlisted as a three-year volunteer in the 27th Iowa Volunteer Regiment, Company G, Union Army.

During the war, Alpheus' regiment traveled throughout the South and participated in several battles such as Pleasant Hill, Louisiana (the largest Civil War battle west of the Mississippi River), Fort DeRussey, Old Oaks, Tupelo, and Old Town Creek. There is no record that he was ever wounded, but suffered from many physical ailments throughout the rest of his life as a result of the war. Alpheus was discharged with the rest of his regiment at Clinton, Iowa on 8/8/1865.

After the war, Alpheus and his wife began to have children: Minnie in 1868, George in 1872, Hattie in 1874, John in 1875, Rosetta in 1878, and Sarah in 1879.

There is record that Alpheus sold 10 acres of ground near Floyd Station, Iowa to a Thomas Martin on 2/6/1867 for $150. Sometime before 1875, Alpheus obtained 160 acres of land just to the north of Rockford, Iowa in Floyd County.

It is not known why, but Alpheus and his family do not show up in the 1870 census for Floyd County. His father died in 1870 and his mother died in 1878, so it's possible that Alpheus and family briefly moved back to Illinois to attend to his parent affairs. In the 1880 census, Alpheus and family are once again listed as residing in Floyd County, Rockford Township.

In the 1880's, it is known that Alpheus ran a plastering and brick laying business with a partner by the name of "I. T. Tucker." Alpheus wife, Henrietta, died on 1/27/1886. With his health failing, Alpheus apparently disposed of the 160 acres of land north of town and bought a lot on the southeast corner of Block 35 in the town of Rockford.

Alpheus applied for a military pension in 1891, and finally had his pension approved in 1898. He died on 1/23/1904 leaving no possessions except the lot the he had purchased in Rockford in 1889. He was buried in Riverside Cemetery in Rockford. His grave stone, placed by the "Grand Army of the Republic" organization at the time of his burial, is marked simply, "A. L. Carman, 27th IA INF." The grave lot number is 04-36, g1.

1850 Census, Guilford, Winnebago County, Illinois: John Carman (age 65, born NY), Mary Carman (age 53, born Canada), William Carman (age 31, born Canada) George Carman (age 21, born Canada), Alphus Carman (age 17, born Canada) Elizabeth Carman (age 14, born Canada) and Sarah Carman (age 11, born Canada.

1860 Census: Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: Alpheus Carman (age 27, mason born Canada. He was living with a family named Rice (and indexed as Cannan.)

1870 Census, Rockford Township, Floyd County, Alphus Carmon (age 37, stone mason, born Canada), Henryetta Carmon (age 26, born Ohio), Minnie Carmon (Minnie, age 3, born Iowa) and Willie Carmon (age 8/12, born (Nov) Iowa).

1880 Census: Rockford, Floyd County, Iowa: Alpheus L. Carman (age 47, stone mason, born Canada), wife Henrietta Carman (age 36, born Ohio), daughter Minnietta Carman (age 12, born Iowa), son George Carman (age 8, born Iowa), daughter Hattie B. Carman (age 6, born Iowa), son John Carman (age 4, born Iowa), daughter Rosetta Carman (age 3, born Iowa) and daughter Sarah Carman (age 1, born Iowa).

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa, 27th Iowa: A. L. Carman , private, Co. G. Present Post Office Address: Rockford.

Henrietta (Ready) Carman died January 26, 1885. She is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford, Floyd County, Iowa. (Note: the date of death was on Find a Grave. The biography above says she died Jan 27, 1886. However, on the 1885 State Census below, Alpheus Carman was listed as widowed.- So I believe the 1885 date is probably correct.)

1885 Iowa State Census: Rockford, Floyd County, Iowa: A. L. Carman (age 52, widowed, mason, born Canada), Geo. Carman (age 13, born Floyd County, Iowa), Bell Carman (age 11, born Floyd County, Iowa), John Carman (age 9, born Floyd county, Iowa), Rosey Carman (age 7, born Floyd County, Iowa), and Bill Potts (age 40, laborer, born Ger.)

1900 Census, Rockford, Floyd County, Iowa: A. L. Carman (born Dec. 1832, age 67, widowed, born Canada, Stone Mason), daughter Hattie B. Fay (born July 1873, age 26, married 6 years, 5 children born, 4 still living, born Iowa), grandson Clyde W. Fay (born Aug. 1896, age 3, born Iowa) and grandson Clifford V, Fay (born May 1899, age 1, born Iowa).

Alpheus L. Carman died January 23, 1904 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery. Sec. 36, Blk 4, Grave 1, Rockford, Floyd County, Iowa.

Submitted by
Tim Carman

Obituary for Alpheus (Alphene) Carman

"Another Veteran Gone." Rockford (Iowa) Register 28 January 1904

Comrade Alphene L. Carman died at his home in this place January 23, 1904 of infirmities of old age, aged 72 years.

He was born in Canada in 1832, and came with his parents to Illinois in 1839, removing to this county in 1858, this making him one of the first settlers in the region. He was married to Henrietta Ready and had a family of nine children who were born to them, five of whom are now living.

In 1861, he enlisted as a soldier in the 27th Ia. Inf. and served 3 years, participating in all the work and hardships which fell to the lot of that splendid body of soldiers. At the close of the war, he returned here and has since made his home at this place. His business was that of a stone mason and he was rated as an expert workman. The funeral services were conducted on Tuesday by Rev. Smith of the ME (Methodist Episcopal) church under the auspices of the GAR Post of this place, the members of which formed a little company of comrades, whose ranks are fast thinning, which followed the remains to the cemetery.

The country can well afford to hold in grateful remembrance the men, who, like Comrade Carman, took their lives into their own hands to defend their country in its hour of peril.


Caswell, David J. He was born Mar. 9, 1832 in Maine. He was the son of Lebbeus Caswell (1795 -?) and Polly Woodsum (1799-1858) He married Isabella Frost.

1850 Census: Harrison, Cumberland County, Maine: Lebus Caswell (age 54, farmer, born Maine), Mary Caswell (age 52, born Maine), John W. Caswell (age 27, wine drawer, born Maine), Ruth J. Caswell (age 25, born Maine), Adaline Caswell (age 22, born Maine), Addison Caswell (age 20, born Maine), David Caswell (age 17, born Maine), Amma Caswell (age20, born Maine), Abba Caswell (age 4), born Maine, Francis Caswell (age 6, born Maine), Andrew Caswell (age 8, born Maine), Alonzo Stephenson (age 13, born Maine).

1860 Census, Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Adison Caswell (age 30, engineer born Maine), Louisa Caswell (age 25, born PA), Lunetti Caswell (age 1, born Iowa), David Caswell (age 23, engineer, born Maine) and Bobella Caswell (female, age 23, born Maine).

He filed for a pension in Nebraska

1880 Census: Precinct 3, Buster County, Nebraska: William H. Comstock (age 44, farmer, born NY), wife Sarah E. Comstock (age 30, born Wisconsin) boarder David J. Caswell (age 48, farmer, born Maine).

1885 Nebraska State Census Collection, Custer County, Nebraska: David Caswell, (age 53, widowed, farmer, born Maine).

1900 Census: Douglas Grove, Custer County, Nebraska: William Comstock (age 64), wife Sara E. Comstock (age 59), David J. Caswell (born Mar. 1832, age 68, widowed, born Maine, capitalist)

David J. Caswell died Oct. 12, 1907 and is buried in Douglas Grove Cemetery, Comstock, Custer County, Nebraska, Lot 24 Sect. Org. Note Find a Grave has an inscription of Co. 2 27 Ia. Inft. Aged 75 ys 7 ms 3 days. Using his age on the tombstone, his date of birth would be March 9 1834 (instead of the 1832 as listed in online family trees).


Clark, William F. He was born June 1842 in Ohio. He was the son of Samuel Clark and Mary McRoberts. He married Nancy L. Horton on Feb. 2, 1868. She was the daughter of David Horton and Laura Stone.

1850 Census: Walnut, Gallia, Ohio: Samuel Clark (age 53, born Virginia), Mary Clark (age 50), Christopher H. Clark (age 19), Sarah Clark (age 17), Mary Clark (age 13), Isaac Clark (age 9), Jacob Clark (age 7), John Clark (age 5), Martha Clark (age 3) and William Floyd (age 11). (Interesting. Was Floyd his middle or last name? -- that is how he was listed on the census with no indication that his last name was Clark.)

1856 Iowa State Census: St. Charles, Floyd County, Iowa: Samuel Clark (age 67, farmer, born VA), Mary Clark (age 52, born VA), Ellin Clark (age 19, born Ohio), Mary A. Clark (age 17, born Ohio), William Clark (age 14, born Ohio), Jacob Clark (age 11, born Ohio), Isaac N. Clark (age 13, born Ohio), John Clark (age 9, born Ohio) and Martha Clark (age 7, born Ohio). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 3 years.

1860 Census: Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa: Samuel Clark (age 61), Polly Clark (age 54), Sarah E. Clark (age 22), Mary A. Clark (age 21), Jacob Clark (age 14), John Clark (age 12), Martha Clark (age 10): Note I could not find William, but this is clearly the same family that was in Ohio in 1850 and Iowa in 1856. Based on the 1925 Iowa State census where his lists his parents names, I feel confidant that this is his family.)

Early marriages in Floyd County, Iowa: 1855-1859: Groom William F. Clark; Bride: Nancy L. Horton: Date: Feb. 2, 1868.

1870 Census, Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa: Wm. F. Clark (age 28, farmer, born Ohio), Nancy Clark (age 21, born Ind.) and Sylvanus Clark (age 1, born Iowa. Living next door was: Samuel Clark (age 35 and family)

1880 Census:, Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa; Wm. F. Clark (age 40, farmer, born Ohio), wife Nancy L. Clark (age 31, born Indiana), son Sylvanus Clark (age 11, born Iowa) and daughter Carrie Clark (age 4, born Iowa).

1900 Census: Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa: William F. Clark (born June 1842, age 58, married 31 years, born Ohio, Landlord), wife Nancy L. Clark (born Feb. 1849, age 51, married 31 years, 4 children born, 4 still living, born Indiana), daughter Carrie E. Clark (born Apr. 1876, age 24, born Iowa, school teacher), daughter Pearl Clark (born May 1882, age 18, born Iowa) and son Clarence Clark (born Nov. 1887, age 12, born Iowa).

1910 Census, Charles Ward 2, Floyd County, Iowa: William F. Clark (Clark Street, age 69, married 43 years, born Ohio, own income), wife Nancy L. Clark (age 61, married 43 years, 4 children born, 3 still living, born Indiana) grandson Stanley C. High (age 2, born Iowa).

1915 Iowa State Census: Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa: W. F. Clark (age 75, born Ohio, Retired Farmer, Extent of Education Common 6, can read and write. Birth Place, Ohio, Military Service: Civil War: Infantry, Iowa, Regiment 27th, Company G., Father's birthplace, Ohio, mother's birthplace: Kentucky)

1920 Census: Charles City Ward 2, Floyd County, Iowa; William F. Clark (age 79, born Ohio), wife Nancy L. Clark (age 70, born Indiana),

1925 Iowa State Census, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa: W. F. Clark (age 84, married, born Ohio, father's name: Samuel Clark, born Virginia; mother's name Mary McRoberts, born Kentucky; parents married in Kentucky), wife Nancy Clark (age 76, father's name: David Hortin, mother's name Laura Stone.)

William Clark died Feb. 1, 1926. He was buried on Feb. 2, 1926 in Riverside Cemetery, Block 6, Section 81, Row 11, Space 1, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa

His widow Nancy L. Clark filed for a pension on Feb. 8, 1926.

Nancy L. Clark died in 1927 (Interment on April 12, 1927) and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Block 6, Section 81, Row 11, Space 2, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa.


Cotton, Nathaniel W. He was born Apr. 17, 1831 in England. He was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Cotton. He married Sarah B. Mitchell on June 5, 1856. She was the daughter of Andrew T. Mitchell and Hannah Wright.

Submitted by Dick Barton

Nathaniel W. Cotton, born in Prince Edward Island, April 17, 1831, is a son of Joseph Cotton, a native of England, who moved to Summit County, Ohio, in 1838, and to Elkhart County, Ind., in 1843. In 1859 he came to this county, and settled on section 17 Riverton Township, where he still resides, and is engaged in farming and stock-raising; he also gathers cream for the Nashua Creamery. He enlisted in the war for the Union, in Company G, Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry, and served about three years. He was in the battles of Ft. Derissa, Pleasant Hill, Dead Oaks, etc.; was disabled and laid in the hospital several months. He was married June 5, 1856, to Sarah B. Mitchell. They have four children - George W., Luella B., Anna L., and Isaac F. They are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.

History of Floyd County, Iowa Chicago Inter-state Publishing Co., 1882. LaCrosse, WI : Brookhaven Press, 2000 [Reprint]

1850 Census: Olive, Elkhart County, Indiana: Joseph Cotton (age 60, farmer, born England), Elizabeth Cotton (age 56, born England), Nathaniel Cotton (age 19, laborer, born England), James P. Cotton (age 17, laborer, born England), Elizabeth Cotton (age 14, born Prince Edward Island). There were several families named Mitchell on the same page, including the family of Andrew (age 49, cabinet maker, born NY) and Hannah Mitchell (age 47, born NY) with a daughter named Sarah (age 11, born Ohio). Note the place of birth matches the 1900 census. I suspect this is Sarah B. Mitchell.

1870 Census: Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa; Nathaniel Cotten (age 39, farmer, born Prince Edwards Isl), Sarah B. Cotten (age 32, born NY), Geo. W. Cotten (age 10, born Iowa) and Luella Cotten (age 4, born Indiana)

1880 Census, Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa; Nathan Cotten (age 49), wife Sarah B. Cotten (age 41), son George W. Cotten (age 20), daughter Luella B. Cotten (age 14), daughter Ann L. Cotten (age 9), and son Isaac F. Cotten (age 5).

1885 Iowa State Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Nathan W. Cotton (age 53, born Canada), Sarah B. Cotton (age 46, born Ohio), George W. Cotton (age 24, born Chickasaw County, Iowa), Anella B. Cotton (age 18, born Indiana), Anna L. Cotton (age 14, born Floyd county, Iowa) and Isaac F. Cotton (age 10, born Floyd County, Iowa).

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Living in Iowa: 27th Iowa; N. W. Cotton, Private, Co. G. Post Office: Nashua

1900 Census: Fredericksburg, Chickasaw County, Iowa; George W. Cotton (born March 1860, age 40, married 9 years, born Iowa), wife Leua W. Cotton (born June 1862, age 37, married 9 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Iowa), son Earl D. Cotton (born Nov. 1892, age 7, born Minnesota), daughter Irene W. Cotton (born July 1897, age 2, born Minnesota), father Nathaniel W. Cotton (born Apr. 1831, age 69, married 44 years, born Prince Ed. Island, immigrated 1860, in US 40 years, naturalized, farmer/laborer), mother Sarah B. Cotton (born Nov. 1838, age 61, married 44 years, 4 children born, 4 still living, born Ohio), brother I. Frank Cotton (born July 1874, age 25, born Iowa),

1910 Census: Iowa Ward 1, Johnson County, Iowa: Nath. W. Cotton (age 79, married 1 time for 54 years, born Prince Edward Island), wife Sarah B. Cotton (age 74, married 1 time for 54 years, born Ohio, father born New York, mother born New York.)

1915 Iowa State Census: Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa: Nathaniel W. Cotton (age 84, County, Johnson, P. O. Iowa City. Occupation Retired, Extent of Education Common 8, High School 4, can read and write; Birth Place: England, Military Service: Civil War, Infantry, State Iowa, Regiment 27, Company G. Church Affiliation: Methodist, father's birthplace England, mother's birthplace: England. Years in U. S. 76, years in Iowa 53.

Nathaniel W. Cotton died Sept. 6, 1916 at Minneapolis, Minn. (per pension index). He is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Block B16, Lot 12S, Space 1, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa.

His widow Sarah B. Cotton filed for a pension on Oct. 2, 1916 in Minnesota.

Sarah B. (Mitchell) Cotton, died Oct. 18, 1918 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. According to her death record she is buried in Iowa City, Iowa. Her parents were listed as Andrew T. Mitchell and Hannah Wright. Spouse was Nathaniel W. Cotton. WPA records for Iowa show that she is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa. Remarks say w/o Nathaniel B. Cotton. Cemetery records show that she is buried in Block B16, Lot 12S, Space 2.


Crane, John He was born Aug. 26, 1846 in Galena, Joe Daviess County, Illinois. He was the son of Wesley Crain (1810 - before 1856) and Eliza Ann Beaty (1816 - before 1856). He married Emma Hartson on Mar. 1, 1873 in Sac City, Sac County, Iowa. She was the daughter of George Henry Hartson (1821-1900) and Experience A Unknown (1823 - ?)

1850 Census: Sperry Clayton County, Iowa: Wesley Crane (age 40, farmer, born Leon), Eliza Crane (age 34, born Ill), James Crane (age 12, born Ill.), Elizabeth Crane (age 14, born Illinois), George Crane (age 10, born Illinois), Martin Crane (age 8, born Illinois), John Crane (age 4, born Illinois), Cosanter Crane (age 2, born Illinois), Lydia Scovil (age 21, born Illinois) and Nathaniel Scovil, (age 1, born Iowa).

1856 Iowa State Census: Sperry, Clayton County, Iowa; James Baty (age 72, born Tenn.), Francis Baty (age 63, Born VA)., Martin Crane (age 12, born Ill), John Crane (age 10, born Illinois) and Eliza Ann Crane (age 8, born Illinois) (Note: it appears that the Crane children were with their mother's parents).

1860 Census: Cox Creek, Clayton County, Iowa; James Baty (age 76, born Virginia), Fanny Baty (age 63, born Virginia), James Baty (age 22, born Illinois), Martin Crane (age 17, born Illinois), John Crane (age 15, born Illinois), Eliza Crane (age 11, born Illinois) and John Hendricks (age 35, sawyer, born New York).

Pension records described John Crain as: 5 ft. 5 inches tall, had a dark complexion, blue eyes and dark hair. He was a farmer. Was born Aug. 22, 1846 in Joe Daviess County, Illinois. (Submitted by Randy Crain).

1880 Census: Honey Creek, Delaware County, Iowa; John Crain (age 31, farming, born Illinois), Emma Crain (age 27, born New York), Iva E. Crain (age 4, born Iowa), and George H. Crain (age 2, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Fairfield, Fayette County, Iowa: John Crain (age 36, farming, born Illinois), Emma Crain (age 31, born New York), Iva Crane (age 9, born Delaware County, Iowa), George Crain (age 7, born Delaware County, Iowa), Clyde Crain (age 4, born Delaware County, Iowa), and Otto Crain (age 2, born Fayette County, Iowa).

John Crain filed for a pension on July 23, 1890 in Iowa.

1900 Census: Howard, Howard County, Iowa: John Crane (born Dec. 1845, age 54, married 27 years, born Illinois, farmer), wife Emma Crane (born Apr. 1853, age 47, married 27 years, 10 children born, 8 still living, born New York.), daughter Iva Crane (born Aug. 1873, age 24), son George Crane (born July 1878, age 22), son Clyde Crane (born Oct. 1880, age 19), son Otto Crane (born Apr. 1883, age 17), son Clarence Crane (born Dec. 1887, age 12), son Clifford Crane (born Sept. 1889, age 10), daughter Inez Crane (born Dec. 1892, age 7), and son Max Crane (born Mar. 1898, age 2).

1910 Census: Afton, Howard County, Iowa; John Crain (age 63, married 37 years, born Illinois), wife Emma Crain (age 57, married 37 years 10 children born 8 still living, born New York), daughter Ivy Crain (age 34, born Iowa), son Clifford Crain (age 19, born Iowa), daughter Inez Crain (age 17, born Iowa), son Max Crain (age 12, born Iowa) and mother-in-law Experience Hartson (age 87, widowed, born Iowa). (Note: this family was indexed as Brain).

John Crane died Dec. 29, 1912 and is buried in Howard Cemetery, Elma, Howard County, Iowa

His widow Emma Crain field for a pension on Feb. 17, 1913 in Iowa.


Crowell, Edward J. He was born Dec. 16, 1840 in Centreville, Allegany County, NY. He was the son of Edward Crowell (Aug. 11, 1807 - March 11, 1881) and Caroline (Persons) Capen (Nov. 17, 1817 - Oct. 8, 1900). He married Sarah Y. Porter on June 3, 1864. She was the daughter of Henry Porter and Rebecca Pierce. His sister Abigail Crowell married William S. Raymond who served in Company A, 27th Iowa. Edward's brother James Monroe Crowell, also served in Company G, 27th Iowa.

Edward Crowell, Sr. (Note this is the FATHER of Edward Crowell of the 27th)

Deceased, was born in the town of Half Moon, N. Y., in 1807. When about six years of age he moved with his parents to Allegany County, N. Y., where he made his home till about thirty-six years of age. In 1828 he and Miss Esther Felt were united in marriage. They had five children - Elmina, George W., Andrew J., Phoebe and Helen M. Mrs. Crowell died in 1840. In 1841 he married his second wife, Mrs. Caroline (Persons) Capen. They had nine children - Edward, Abigail, James M., Silas R., John H., Oren L., Charles W., R. Esther and Lily L. Mrs. Crowell had two children by her first husband. Their names were Richard W. and Sylvia Capen. Of this large double family all are still living except Sylvia, who died in 1860, at the age of twenty-two and Esther, who died in 1881, at the age of 29. She was the wife of Sereno Whitney. In 1856 Mr. Crowell moved with his family to Ulster Township, this county, where he resided till his death, which occurred March 11, 1881. Mrs. Crowell still makes the homestead her abiding place. Of Mr. Crowell it may be said he was one of the pioneers who helped lay the very foundations of the history of Floyd County. Both Mr. and Mrs. Crowell were members of the M. E. church for thirty years. He was a member of the I. O. O. F., and started the order in this county.

History of Floyd County, Iowa,
Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1882. LaCrosse, WI :
Brookhaven Press, 2000 [Reprint] Page 1135-1136,
Submitted by Dick Barton

Edward Crowell, Jr. was born in Centreville, Allegany County, N. Y., Dec. 16, 1840. In the year 1843 his father and family moved to Bloomfield, Walworth County, Wis., where they remained till 1856, when they came to Floyd County, Ia., and located in Ulster Township, upon a farm of 240 acres.

Edward Crowell, Sr., had entered on sections 30 and 31 the year previous. This property the family called the old homestead. It is here the family grew to man and womanhood; it is here the father and mother lived happily together till death broke the ties by removing Mr. Edward Crowell, Sr., March 12, 1881; and it is here the mother still lives.

At the age of twenty-one Mr. Edward Crowell, Jr., the subject of this sketch, enlisted in Company G, Twenty-seventh Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He served his full term, being three years; was mustered out May 6, 1865, at Davenport, Ia.; was never wounded nor taken prisoner, but was a hospital patient about fifteen months; was very low with typhoid pneumonia and erysipelas, and we are sorry to have this fact to chronicle that he is still a sufferer from the effects.

His army experience was that of the usual faithful soldier - hard marches, hot skirmishes, and short rations, and the usual exhausting and undermining camp life.

After his return from the army he moved upon his farm of eighty acres, which he had purchased in 1863, on section 29, Ulster Township. Here he lived till the year 1880, when he sold and purchased eighty acres on section 31, same township, where he still resides. He has under cultivation about fifty acres, and has usually about fifteen head of cattle, four horses and thirty hogs.

June 3, 1864, he and Miss Sarah Y. Porter were united in marriage. She was a native of Steuben County, N. Y., born in 1846. They have five children - Dora L., Clarence H., Clyde A., Guy E. and Ida C. Politically Mr. Crowell is a sound Republican. Is at present Justice of the Peace, which he has been for many years, and has held various township offices. He is a member of the I. O. O. F.

History of Floyd County, Iowa,
Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1882. LaCrosse, WI :
Brookhaven Press, 2000 [Reprint] Page 1036,
Submitted by Dick Barton

Edward Crowell, an honored veteran of the Civil War and a substantial retired farmer of this county, now living at Rockford, is a native of the great Empire state, but has been a resident of the Northwest since he was three years of age, of this county since he was about six, consequently he has been a witness to and a participant in the development of this region since pioneer days. He was born at Centerville, in Allegany county, New York, December 16, 1840, and was not yet three years of age when his parents, Edward and Caroline (Persons) Crowell, both natives of that same state, the former born in Saratoga county and the latter in Allegany county, came West in 1843 and settled in Walworth County, Wisconsin, where they remained until 1856, in which year they came over into Iowa and in June of that year settled in Ulster township, this county, where they spent the remainder of their lives, substantial and useful pioneer citizens. Both had been previously married and both had children by these first marriages, but to their union were born nine children, of whom Edward was the first-born, the others being Mrs. Abigail Raymond, James Monroe, Silas W. Oren L. John, Mrs. Esther Whitney (deceased), Charles Wesley and Mrs. Lillie Rugg.

As noted above, the junior Edward Crowell was about sixteen years of age when he came over into this county with his parents from Wisconsin and he completed his schooling in the schools of this county, such as they were at that time. From the days of his boyhood he was a valuable assistant to this father in the labors of developing and improving the home farm and was living there when the civil War broke out. On August 15, 1862, he enlisted for service in Ulster township as a member of Company G, Twenty-seventh Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and with that command served until the close of the war, being in many of the notable battles and engagements of the war, yet never received a wound nor was taken prisoner. Upon the completion of his military service Mr. Crowell returned home and resumed farming. Having married in 1864 he established his home in Ulster township and there remained, actively engaged in farming, for about twenty years, at the end of which time he moved to a farm in Scott township and there made his home until 1898, when he retired from the farm and moved to Rockford, where he and his wife are still living and where they are very comfortably situated.

On June 2, 1864, Edward Crowell was united in marriage to Sarah J. Porter, also a native of New York, who was born in Steuben County, that state, a daughter of Henry and Rebecca (Pierce) Porter, who moved from that state to Illinois and thence in 1858, to Iowa, locating on a farm in St. Charles township, this county, where they established their home and where they remained until their retirement from the farm and removal to Rockford, where their last days were spent. To Edward and Sarah J (Porter) Crowell six children have been born, of whom the subject of this sketch was the second in order of birth, the others being as follows: Mrs. Dora L. Church of Rockford; Clyde A., a farmer in Rockford township: Guy E., of Kansas City, Missouri; Mrs. Ida M. Fisher, of Scott township, this county, and Clifford J., of Rockford. Mr. and Mrs. Crowell are members of the Congregational church and have ever given proper attention to local good works. Mr. Crowell is an active member of the local post of the Grand Army of the Republic and his wife is an equally active member of the local corps of the Woman's Relief Corps. He is a Royal Arch Mason and both he and his wife are members of the local chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and take a warm interest in Masonic affairs.

The rest of this sketch concerned their son Clarence:

Biographies from History of Floyd County, Iowa, 1917, pages 568-569

1850 Census: Bloomfield, Walworth County, Wisconsin: Edward Croll (age 43, born New York), Caroline Croll (age 32, born New York), Almine Croll (age 20), George Croll (age 18), Andre Croll (age 16), Richard Croll (age 14), Phebe Croll (age 14), Lylia Croll (age 13), Helen Croll (age 10), Edward Croll (age 9), Abigail Croll (age 8), Monroe Croll (age 7), Silas Croll (age 6), John Croll (age 4), Osin Croll (age 20 and Welsey Croll (age 0).

1860 Census; Ulster, Floyd County, Iowa; Edward Crowell (age 52, farmer, born New York), Caroline Crowell (age 42, born New York), Andrew J. Crowell (age 25, farmer, born New York), Edward Crowell Jr. (age 19, farmer, born New York), James M. Crowell (age 17, farmer, born New York), Silas W. Crowell (age 15, farmer, born Wisconsin), John Crowell (age 13, born Wisconsin), Orin Crowell (age 12, born Wisconsin), Chas. W. Crowell (age 10, born Wisconsin), Ruth E. Crowell (age 8, born Wisconsin), Sillie S. Crowell (age 5, born Wisconsin).

1870 Census, Ulster, Floyd County, Iowa: Edward Crowell (age 29, farmer born New York), Sarah Crowell (age 23, born New York), Dora L. Crowell (age 3, born Iowa) and Clarence Crowell (age 2, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Ulster, Floyd County, Iowa: Edward Crowell (age 39, farmer, born New York), wife Sarah J. Crowell (age 33, born New York), daughter Dora Crowell (age 13, born Iowa), son Clarence Crowell, (age 12, born Iowa), son Clyde Crowell (age 7, born Iowa), son Guy Crowell (age 4, born Iowa) and brother-in-law Henry Porter, Jr. (age 29, farmer, born Illinois)

1885 Iowa State Census: Ulster, Floyd County, Iowa: Edward Crowell (Township 95, Range 17, Section 31, W 1/2 NE, age 44, farmer, born NY), Sarah Crowell (age 36, born Ill.), Clarence Crowell (age 17, born Floyd County, Iowa), Clide Crowell (age 11, born Floyd County, Iowa), Guy Crowell (age 9, born Floyd County, Iowa), Ida Crowell (age 3, born Floyd County, Iowa) and Clifford Crowell (age 2, born Floyd County, Iowa).

Edward Crowell filed for a pension on June 5, 1890.

1900 Census, Rockford, Floyd County, Iowa; Edw. Crowell (born Dec. 1840, age 59, married 35 years, born New York, farm, landlord), wife Sarah J. Crowell (born Feb. 1847, age 53, married 35 years, 6 children born, 6 still living, born New York), son Clarence H. Crowell (born Apr. 1868, age 32, widowed, born Iowa), granddaughter Blanche M. Crowell (born Dec. 1893, age 6, born Iowa), mother Caroline Crowell (born Nov. 1817, age 82, widowed, 11 children born, 9 still living), born New York and Cliff Crowell (born March 1883, age 17, born Iowa).

1910 Census: Rockford, Floyd County, Iowa: Edward Crowell (age 69, married 1 time for 46 years, born New York, own income), wife Sarah J. Crowell (age 63, married 1 time for 46 years, 6 children born, 6 still living, born New York).

1915 Iowa State Census: Rockford, Floyd County, Iowa: Edward Crowell (age 74, married, County: Floyd, P. O. Rockford, Occupation: Retired, Extent of Education: Common 8, can read and write; Birthplace New York, Military Service; State: Iowa, Regiment 27, Company G, Father's birthplace; New York, Mother's birthplace: New York. Years in Iowa: 61.

1920 Census: Rockford, Floyd County, Iowa: Edward Crowell (age 79, born New York), wife Sarah J. Crowell (age 73, born New York).

Edward Crowell died Apr. 22, 1921 at Rockford Iowa (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford Township, Floyd County, Iowa.

His widow Sarah Jane Crowell filed for a pension on Apr. 28, 1921.

Sarah (Porter), Crowell died in 1932 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford Township, Floyd County, Iowa.


Crowell, James Monroe He was born Feb. 1843 in New York. He was the son of Edward Crowell (Aug. 11, 1807 - March 11, 1881) and Caroline (Persons) Capen (Nov. 17, 1817 - Oct. 8, 1900) His sister Abigail Crowell married William S. Raymond who served in Company A, 27th Iowa. James' brother, Edward Crowell, also served in Company G, 27th Iowa.

Edward Crowell, Sr. (Note this is the FATHER of Edward Crowell of the 27th)

Deceased, was born in the town of Half Moon, N. Y., in 1807. When about six years of age he moved with his parents to Allegany County, N. Y., where he made his home till about thirty-six years of age. In 1828 he and Miss Esther Felt were united in marriage. They had five children - Elmina, George W., Andrew J., Phoebe and Helen M. Mrs. Crowell died in 1840. In 1841 he married his second wife, Mrs. Caroline (Persons) Capen. They had nine children - Edward, Abigail, James M., Silas R., John H., Oren L., Charles W., R. Esther and Lily L. Mrs. Crowell had two children by her first husband. Their names were Richard W. and Sylvia Capen. Of this large double family all are still living except Sylvia, who died in 1860, at the age of twenty-two and Esther, who died in 1881, at the age of 29. She was the wife of Sereno Whitney. In 1856 Mr. Crowell moved with his family to Ulster Township, this county, where he resided till his death, which occurred March 11, 1881. Mrs. Crowell still makes the homestead her abiding place. Of Mr. Crowell it may be said he was one of the pioneers who helped lay the very foundations of the history of Floyd County. Both Mr. and Mrs. Crowell were members of the M. E. church for thirty years. He was a member of the I. O. O. F., and started the order in this county.

History of Floyd County, Iowa,
Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1882. LaCrosse, WI :
Brookhaven Press, 2000 [Reprint] Page 1135-1136,
Submitted by Dick Barton

1850 Census: Bloomfield, Walworth County, Wisconsin: Edward Croll (age 43, born New York), Caroline Croll (age 32, born New York), Almine Croll (age 20), George Croll (age 18), Andre Croll (age 16), Richard Croll (age 14), Phebe Croll (age 14), Lylia Croll (age 13), Helen Croll (age 10), Edward Croll (age 9), Abigail Croll (age 8), Monroe Croll (age 7), Silas Croll (age 6), John Croll (age 4), Osin Croll (age 20 and Welsey Croll (age 0).

1860 Census; Ulster, Floyd County, Iowa; Edward Crowell (age 52, farmer, born New York), Caroline Crowell (age 42, born New York), Andrew J. Crowell (age 25, farmer, born New York), Edward Crowell Jr. (age 19, farmer, born New York), James M. Crowell (age 17, farmer, born New York), Silas W. Crowell (age 15, farmer, born Wisconsin), John Crowell (age 13, born Wisconsin), Orin Crowell (age 12, born Wisconsin), Chas. W. Crowell (age 10, born Wisconsin), Ruth E. Crowell (age 8, born Wisconsin), Sillie S. Crowell (age 5, born Wisconsin).

1870 Census, Ulster Floyd county, Iowa: James M. Crowell (age 27, farmer, born New York), Elizabeth Crowell (age 23, born New York), Frank Crowell (age 1, born Iowa) and Lucy Person (age 21, housekeeping, born New York).

1880 Census: Ulster, Floyd County, Iowa; James M. Crowell (age 38, farmer, born New York), wife Elizabeth Crowell (age 33, born New York), son Frank Crowell (age 11, born Iowa), son Earl Crowell (age 9, born Iowa), son Whitney Crowell (age 6, born Iowa0, son Arthur Crowell (age 4, born Iowa), daughter Hattie Crowell (age 2, born Iowa) and daughter Julia Crowell (age 1, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Scott, Floyd County, Iowa; James Crowell (Township 95, Range 18, Section 31, SW SW, age 42, farmer, born New York), Elizabeth Crowell (age 37, born New York), Earl Crowell (age 14), Whitney Crowell (age 11), Arthur Crowell (age 9), Hattie Crowell (age 7), Julia Crowell (age 6), Herbert Crowell (age 4), Eugene Crowell (age 1),

James M. Crowell filed for a pension on Dec. 27, 1890 in Iowa.

1900 Census: Portland, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa; James Crowell (born Feb. 1843, age 57, married 32 years, born New York, farmer), wife Elizabeth Crowell (born Apr. 1848, age 52, married 32 years, 9 children born, 9 still living, born New York), daughter Julia Crowell (born May 1879, age 21, born Iowa), son Herbert Crowell (born May 1881, age 19, born Iowa), son Eugene Crowell (born Sept. 1883, age 17, born Iowa), son Carl Crowell (born Nov. 1888, age 12, born Iowa).

1910 Census, Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa; James M. Crowell (age 67, married 1 time for 42 years, born New York), wife Elizabeth A. Crowell (age 63, married 1 time for 42 years, 9 children born, 9 still living, born New York).

1915 Iowa State Census; Nora Springs, Floyd County, Iowa: J. M. Crowell (age 71, married, County, Floyd, Occupation Retired, Extent of Education: Common 8, can read and write, Birth Place New York, Military Service: Civil War, Infantry, State: Iowa, Regiment 27, Company G., Church Affiliation: none, Father's birthplace: New York, Mother's Birthplace: New York, Years in Iowa: 49.

1920 Census: Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa; James Crowell (age 76, widowed, born New York), Housekeeper Lucy Nutting (age 70, widowed, born New York)

1925 Iowa State Census: Floyd County, Iowa: J. M. Crowell (age 81, born NY, father's name: Edward Crowell, born NY. Mother's name: Caroline Persons, born NY), Wife Lucy Crowell (age 76, born NY, father's name Edward Persons, born NY. Mother's name: Harriet McKee.

James M. Crowell died June 15, 1925 (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Rock Grove Cemetery, Rock Grove Township, Floyd County Iowa.

Note: on James M. Crowell's Pension Index Record is this remark: See I. C. 237.000 and W. C. 873.303. John W. Nutting, C 3 Minn. Inf.

John W. Nutting's pension index card is cross referenced to James M. Crowell. It shows that he died Nov. 11, 1915 at Pleasant Grove, Minn. His Widow Lucy L. Nutting filed for a pension on Dec. 12, 1918.

I note that on the 1920 Lucy Nutting was the housekeeper of James M. Crowell. Then on 1925 his wife was Lucy. So it appears to me that James M. Crowell remarried late in life to another veteran's widow. Lucy's fathers name was Edward Persons (1925 Iowa State Census). James Crowell's Mother's name was Caroline Persons. Were they related somehow? I also noted that on the 1870 census there was a Lucy Persons in the household as a housekeeper. Is this the same person?


Cuffel, Albert John He was born July 3, 1822 in Columbiana, Ohio. He was the son of Henry Cuffel/Koffel (Mar. 27, 1794 - Mar. 16, 1865) and Susannah Holprooner/Halpruner/Hatlzpruner (Nov. 19, 1796 - Apr. 23, 1881) He married Rebecca Ann Newton on Feb. 8, 1845. (Note the newspaper article below says they married Feb. 6, 1845 at Peru, Miami County, Iowa)

1850 Census; Franklin, Kosciusko, Indiana: Albert Koffle (age 27, farmer, born Ohio), Rebecca A Koffle (age 21, born Indiana), Martha A. Koffle (age 3, born Indiana) and Henry W. Koffle (age 2, born Indiana)

1860 Census, Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa; Albert Koffel (age 38), Rebecca Koffel (age 32), Martha Koffel (age 14), Henry Koffel (age 12), Caroline Koffel (age 10), Richard Koffel (age 8), and Mary Koffel (age 5).

1870 Census, Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa; Albert Cuffle (age 48, farmer, born Ohio), Rececca Cuffle (age 43, born Indiana), Caroline Cuffle (age 20, born Indiana), Winfield Cuffle (age 18, born Indiana), Mary Cuffle (age 15, born Indiana), Esther Cuffle (age 9, born Iowa), William Cuffle (age 4, born Iowa), Albert Cuffle (age 1, born Iowa)

1880 Census; Jackson, Bremer County, Iowa; Albert Cuffle (age 57, farmer, born Ohio), wife Rebecca Cuffle (age 52, born Indiana), son Winfield Cuffle (age 27, born Ind.), daughter Esther Cufle (age 19, born Iowa), son William Cuffle (age 13, born Iowa) and son A. J. Cuffle (age 10, born Iowa).

He filed for a pension on June 16, 1888 in Iowa

1900 Census: Washington, Bremer County, Iowa: Albert Cuffle (born July 1822, age 78, married 55 years, born Ohio. land lord), wife Rebecca Cuffle (born Nov. 1827, age 72 married 55 years, 8 children born, 8 still living, born Indiana), daughter Mary Slaught (born Dec. 1854, age 45, widowed, 5 children born, 5 still living, born Indiana), granddaughter Gertrude Slaught (born Sept. 1878, age 21, born Iowa), grandson Ralph Slaught (born Feb. 1884, age 16, born Iowa), granddaughter Mary A. Slaught (born Sept. 185, age 14, born Iowa), and granddaughter Hazel C. Slaught (born May 1894, age 6, born Oklahoma).

WEDDED SIXTY-THREE YEARS

Such Is the Record of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cuffel, Formally of Nashua, Now at Sunnyside, Washington

Near the little town of Peru, Miami County, Indiana, February 6, 1845 occurred the marriage of Mr. Albert Cuffel and Miss Rebecca A. Newton. The ceremony was performed by Reverend Warren Griffith, of the Methodist Church, of which both were members and lived true to their faith through all the ups and downs of life. They were quietly married at the home of Mr. Henry Daggy, where Miss Newton had made her home after being left an orphan at the age of seven years.

They came to Iowa in 1836, settling near Nashua, where they lived nearly 50 years. That was in Iowa's early days and Mr. Cuffel freighted supplies by team from McGregor. At the call for volunteers for President Lincoln in 1862, Mr. Cuffel enlisted in Company G, 27th Regiment Iowa Volunteers, served three years and was honorably discharged at the close of the war.

To this union 8 children were born, all of whom are living. They are: H. W., Of Cataldo, Idaho; R. W., of Lake Mills, Iowa; W. S. Of Lake City, Minnesota; Jay, of Spokane, Washington; Mrs. M. A. Cagley, of Waverly; Mrs. C. E. Price, of Lake Mills, Iowa; Mrs. M. S. Slaght and Mrs. J. A. Rush, of Sunnyside, Washington and with the latter they make their home.

They both lived to a good old age, he being 85 and she 80. Their health has been remarkably good for old people until this past winter when they seem to be failing quite rapidly. They have their second eyesight, doing all their reading without glasses, and his memory is unimpaired.

The Nashua Reporter, Nashua, Iowa, Thursday, May 7, 1908.

Albert Cuffell died April 13, 1909 and is buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Sunnyside, Yakima County, Washington, Lot 11, Section Blk J, Grave 5 (AKA Lower Valley Memorial Gardens).

His widow Rebecca A. Cuffel filed for pension on Aug. 2, 1910 in Washington

Rebecca Ann (Newton) Cuffel (born Nov. 4, 1827) died July 25, 1911 in Sunnyside, Yakima, Washington. She is buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Sunnyside, Yakima County, Washington (AKA Lower Valley Memorial Gardens).


Daniels, Albert Grosvenor. He was born about 1837 in Vermont. He was the son of Thomas Grosvenor Daniels (Aug. 9, 1805 - Oct. 30, 1863) and Anna Smith ( - 1855) He married Sophronia E. Knapp on Feb. 19, 1861 in Floyd County, Iowa. (Early Marriages in Floyd County, Iowa, from 1882 History of Floyd County). She was the daughter of Jacob and Margaret Knapp.

1850 Census: Ellenburg, Clinton County, New York: Thomas G. Daniels (age 45, farmer, born Vermont), Anna A. Daniels (age 34, born Vermont), Orange P. Daniels (age 17, born Vermont), Frances M. Daniels (age 15, born Vermont), Albert G. Daniels (age 13, born Vermont), Stephen L. Daniels (age 7, born Vermont), Ellen L. Daniels (age 4, born Vermont) and Edith Daniels (age 8/12, born New York).

1860 Census: Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa: Francis S. Benedict (age 36, farmer, born NY), Abigail Benedict (age 35), Lewis Benedict (age 9), Lyman L. Benedict 9age 7), George W. Mahony (age 21, carpenter) and Albert Daniels (age 23, carpenter, born Vermont)

Albert G. Daniels died of disease Sept. 16, 1864. United States General Hospital, Point Lookout, Md.

His widow S. E. Daniels filed for a pension on Dec. 5, 1864. Family tree information shows 1 child name Gerra. (no year of birth, no gender identified).


Dawley, Lorenzo J. He was born Nov. 16, 1838 in Hillsdale, Hillsdale County, Michigan. He was the son of Joseph Boss Dawley (June 10, 1809 - June 22, 1899) and Mary Coolidge (Jan. 23, 1808 - Oct. 31, 1893). He married Julia Livonia Townsend on June 8, 1860 in Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa. She was the daughter of John C. Townsend and Lucinda Underwood.

This biography is for the FATHER of Lorenzo J. Dawley.

page 832

Joseph B. Dawley, farmer, section 18, Niles Township, is a native of New York, and was born in Frankfort, Herkimer County, June 10, 1809. His parents were Ebenezer and Mary (Babcock) Dawley; he was a farmer and native of Rhode Island; she of New Jersey. There were members of the Baptist church, and have a family of four sons and seven daughters. Joseph B. was the third son; he worked on a farm with his father, and attended school until eighteen, when he moved with his parents to Oneida County, N.Y., and remained there on a farm five years, then returned to Herkimer County, and married Mary Coolidge, on Oct. 26, 1831. She was born in Frankfort, N.Y., a daughter of Warren and Rachael (Swift) Coolidge. He farmed in Herkimer County two years, then went to Oneida County, purchased a farm and lived there until 1835, when he sold out and went to Hillsdale County, Michigan. He cleared a hundred acres of heavy timber land for a farm, and remained there farming and fighting ague until October 1853, when he came to Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa, and went to where Floyd now is, bought the farm he now lives on, and built the first fine house in Floyd, Floyd County. Mr. and Mrs. Dawley have five children, viz.: Mary, wife of C. P. Hubbard, a farmer of Todd County, Minn.; Lorenzo J., a carpenter and joiner of Minneapolis, Minn.; Lovina, wife of P.F. Allison, a farmer in Floyd Township, Floyd County; Joanna S., wife of L.L. Hill, a farmer in St. Charles Township; and Horace J., farming with his father. Mr. Dawley owns a fine farm of 213 acres, under good cultivation and well stocked. He is one of the enterprising farmers, representative men and old settlers of Floyd County, having been identified here since 1853, before this county was organized. He has seen this county change from its wild, uncultivated state to its present prosperous condition. He has held various offices of trust; he has been County Supervisor and Assessor; was elected Justice of the Peace in 1858, and held that office some five years. In politics he was first a Jackson Democrat, and cast his first vote for old Hickory, and at the organization of the Republican party became one of its strong supporters.

This biography is for the father of Livonia Townsend (wife of Lorenzo Dawley)

Townsend, John C. page 804

John C. Townsend, farmer; post office Charles City; was born in the State of New York, Sept. 18, 1813, where he was educated. His father was Chester, and mother Delight (Wilber) Townsend, natives of Massachusetts and Rhode Island respectively. They moved to New York in 1801, and lived there until 1839, when they came to Gratiot County, Mich., where they died. John C. has followed farming, and in 1854 came to Iowa and took up his present farm of 160 acres on section 36, where he has lived ever since. He owns 163 acres adjoining. In 1835 he married Lucinda, daughter of Chester and Theda (Trask) Underwood, natives of Massachusetts and Connecticut respectively. They are both deceased, Mr. Underwood dying in Genesee County, N.Y., and Mrs. Underwood, after again marrying, in Walworth County, Wis. Lucinda was born in Massachusetts, Dec. 12, 1813. This union has been blessed with four children, three living - Chester M., born in New York, Dec. 6, 1837, married and living near his parents; Livonia J., wife of Lorenzo J. Dawley, of Minneapolis, born June 17, 1840; Jerome W., married, living in Kansas, born Aug 17, 1844; Viola H., born January, 1852, died Aug. 7, 1858. Mr. Townsend is a Spiritualist. He has held many of the township offices; has been County Supervisor, and has faithfully discharged all the duties. He votes the Greenback ticket.

1850 Census: Adams, Hillsdale County, Michigan: Joseph B. Dawley (age 41, born New York), Mary Dawley (age 42, born NY) Mary Dawley (age 17, born NY), Lorenzo Dawley (age 12, born Michigan), Lavina Dawley (age 10, born Michigan), Nancy J. Dawley (age 7, born Michigan) and Jerome Dawley (age 2, born Michigan).

1856 Iowa State Census: Cedar, Floyd County, Iowa: Joseph B. Dawley (age 47, farmer, born NY), Mary Dawley (age 48, born NY), Lorenzo Dawley (age 18, born Michigan ), Lavina Dawley (age 15, born Michigan), Joanna S. Dawley (age 12, born Michigan) and Jerome Dawley (age 7, born Michigan). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 3 years.

1860 Census: Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: Joseph B. Dawley (age 52, Farmer, born New York), Mary Dawley (age 53, born New York), Lorenzo Dawley (age 23, born Michigan), Lovina Dawley (age 17, born Michigan), Joanna Dowley (age 15, born Michigan and Jerome Dawley (age 12, born Michigan).

1870 Census: Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: Lorenzo Dawley, age 31, farmer, born Michigan), Leviona Dawley (age 27, born Michigan), Viola J. Dawley (age 9 born Iowa), Jenny Dawley (age 7, born Iowa), Jesse V. Dawley (age 5 female, born Iowa), James Dawley (age 4, born Iowa), Vernice J. Dawley (age 2, born Iowa) and Vivie J. Dawley (age 4/12, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Cedar, Floyd County, Iowa: L. J. Dawley (age 41, farmer, born Michigan), wife Livonia Dawley (age 37, born Michigan), daughter Jessie Dawley (age 15, born Iowa), daughter Verna Dawley (age 11, born Iowa), son Alva Dawley (age 7, born Iowa), Daughter Ettie Dawley(age 13, born Iowa), son Arthur Dawley (age 5, born Iowa) and daughter Bertha Dawley (age 2, born Iowa).

Sept. 10th 1880. Homestead Certificate 1945, Application 8266. The claim of Lorenzo J. Dawley has been established and duly consummated in conformity to law for the east fractional half of section twelve, in township one hundred north of range forty-one west, in the district of lands subject to sale at Des Moines, Iowa, containing two hundred and one acres and seventy hundredths of an acre.

1900 Census: Niles, Floyd County, Iowa: Lorenzo Dawley (born Nov. 1838, age 61, married 40 years, born Michigan, farmer), wife Livania (born Jun 1842, age 57, married 40 years, 11 children born, 8 still living), born Michigan), daughter Myrtie Dawley (born Dec. 1884, age 15, born Iowa).

1910 Census: Niles, Floyd County, Iowa: Lorenzo J. Dawley (age 72, married 1 time for 50 years, born Michigan, farmer, general farm), wife Livonia Dawley (age 67, married time for 50 years, 11 children born, 8 still living, born Michigan).

Lorenzo J. Dawley died March 12, 1919 at Charles City, Iowa (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Howardville Cemetery, Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa.

His widow Livonia J. Dawley filed for a pension on April 14, 1919.

Livonia (Townsend) Dawley (born June 17, 1842), died March. 3, 1935 and is buried in Howardville Cemetery, Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa.


Dean, Daniel M. He was born May 23, 1837 in Foxcroft, Piscataquis County, Maine. He was the son of Ira Lew Dean (1794 - Mar. 18, 1878) and Charlotte Hersey (Sept. 18, 1795 - Nov. 4, 1864). He married Elmira Knouse. Early Marriages in Floyd County say they married on May 23, 1859. However, the marriage record that was in the pension record said they obtained a license on May 23, 1859. It further says Daniel M. Dean was married to Elmira Knouse on May 30th 1859, by D. B. Mead, Minister of the Gospel. Daniel was age 21. Elmira was age 18. She was the daughter of Johnann Heinrich Knouse (1808 - 1885) and Elizabeth Snyder (1808 - 1873). Her brother Elcanah Knouse also served with Company G, 27th Iowa.

Note: there is a photo online that is a Daniel M. Dean. Several family trees have copied that photo to his family tree. However, the original poster also posted the back of the photo which said "The man left is Cassie Dean's father, Dan Dean. He died in the War". AND the original poster has him as the child of Ira Dean and Charlotte Hersey. However, based on a child named Cassie, I do not believe it is the same Daniel Dean. (See below for the known children of Daniel M. Dean that served with the 27th Iowa). I have contacted the original poster of the photo, to see what I can find out.

1850 Census: Franklin, DeKalb, Illinois: Ira Dean (age 56, born Mass), Charlotte Dean (age 54, born Mass.), Ira Dean, Jr. (age 18, born Maine), Julia A. Dean (age 16, born Maine), Louisa Dean (age 14, born Maine and Daniel Dean (age 13, born Maine).

1856 Iowa State Census: Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa: Ira Dean (age 62, born Mass. farmer), Charlotte Dean (age 60, born Mass), Wm. Dean Esq. (age 28, born Maine), L. J. Dean (age 20, born Maine) and D. M. Dean (age 18, born Maine).

1860 Census: Rock Grove, Floyd County: Ira Dean (age 65, farmer, born Mass), Charlotte Dean (age 63, born Mass) Seth C. Mansfield (age 12, born Maine), Daniel M. Dean (age 22, farmer, born Maine), Elmira Dean (age 19, born Ohio), Eda A. Dean (age 4/12, born Iowa), Ira Dean Jr. (age 27, born Maine), Mary Dean (age 19, born Ohio) and Henry G. Dean (age 1, born Iowa). (Note they are living next door to a family named Mansfield. The wife was Angelina Mansfield (age 37, born Maine. They had a son named Ira D. Mansfield. I checked some online family trees and found that Angelina Dean married Ebenezer Mansfield. I suspect Seth Mansfield in the household of Ira Dean is a grandson -- However, I could be wrong, as he is not listed in any of the family trees with Ebenezer and Angelina Mansfield).

Daniel's description in his military records stated that he was 5' 8 1/2" tall, light-complected, light-haired and had blue eyes and he was a farmer by trade.

Daniel M. Dean died Feb. 26, 1864 and is buried in Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, Plot 1940.

His widow Elmira Dean filed for a pension on Aug. 9, 1864. A pension was filed for a minor. William Dean was guardian. Information from the pension record is extracted below.

Elmira Dean made a statement on May 16, 1864:

  • She was a resident of Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa.
  • She was aged 23 years.
  • She was the widow of Daniel M. Dean, a private in Company G, commanded by Captain C A. Slocum, in the 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry.
  • He died at Adams General Hospital, Memphis Tennessee on or about the 22nd day of February, 1864 and the cause of his death was scarlet fever.
  • She was married to Daniel M. Dean on May 30, 1859.
  • She has remained a widow.
  • She is the mother by said Daniel M. Dean of Eda Anna Dean, aged 4 years on March 17, 1864 and Lewis Henry Dean, aged 2 on the 25th day of Nov., 1864. They are on only children of said deceased under the age of 16. They reside with her in Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa.

Murray Henry Knouse and Ira R. Dean were witnesses to her statement.


On Nov. 14, 1864 William Dean was appointed Guardian of the persons and property of Eda Ann Dean and Lewis Henry Dean minor children of Daniel M. Dean, deceased. Elmira Dean, widow of said Daniel M. Dean and mother of said minors (who are under five years of age) died on the 15th day of October, 1864.


On April 15, 1865, William Dean made a statement in Floyd County Iowa: He Stated:

  • He was a resident of Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa,
  • Age 38
  • He was making the declaration as guardian of the minor children of Daniel M. Dean.
  • He is the guardian of Eda Anna Dean and Lewis Henry Dean.
  • Daniel M. Dean was a private in Company G, commanded by Captain C.A. Slocum in the 27th Regiment of Iowa Infantry Volunteers, in the war of 1861 and died at U.S. Hospital at or near Memphis Tenn. on the 23rd day of February, 1864 of Scarlet Fever.
  • The mother of the children died on the 15th day of October, 1864.
  • The dates of birth of his said wards are: Eda Anna Dean, March 17th, 1860, and Lewis Henry Dean November 15th, 1861.
  • The parents of his wards were married at Rock Grove on the May 30, 1859 by D. B. Mead, Minister of the Gospel.

On Dec. 4, 1879, Murray Roberts was united in marriage to Eda A. Dean, who was born on March 17, 1860 in Rock Grove Township, a daughter of Daniel and Elmira (Knouse) Dean, the former of whom was a native of Maine. On coming to Floyd county they located in Rock Grove township in the fifties. Daniel Dean saw service in the Union army during the Civil War. He enlisted in an Iowa regiment under Captain Slocum, of Charles City, and during the war he died at Memphis Tennessee. His widow died at Rock Grove Village. They were the parents of three children, names: Eda A., the wife of Mr. Roberts; Lewis H., deceased, and George, who died in infancy. Mr. and Mrs. Murray Roberts are the parents of three children as follows: William Murray, Jr., Fannie Elmira and Ruby Irene, all of whom are living.

Biographies from History of Floyd County, Iowa 1917, page 664.


Decker, Wheeler Family trees say he was born June 24, 1845 in New York. Find a Grave says he was born June 2, 1845. He was the son of Harvey Decker (Apr. 3, 1819 - Feb. 25, 1890) and Marietta McEwen (Apr. 5, 1820 - Aug. 8, 1853). He married Laura L. Shipley on Oct. 19, 1874, in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

1850 Census: Delafield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin: Harvey Decker (age 31, butcher, born NY), Mariette Decker (age 30, born NY), Clarence Decker (age 7, born NY), Wheeler Decker (age 5, born NY) and Julius Dedrich (age 11, born Germany). (Family was indexed as Dicker)

1856 Iowa State Census, Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa: W. L. McEwen (age 25, born NY), Harriet McEwen (age 23, born NY), J. H. McEwen (age 1, born NY), Harvey Decker (age 37, born NY), Wheeler Decker (age 10, born NY) Orlando McEwen (age 23, born NY). (His brother C. W. Decker was living next door with another McEwen family.)

1860 Census Ulster, Floyd County, Iowa; Wm. McEwen (age 68), Sarah McEwen (age 63), Clementine McEwen (age 18), Wheeler Decker (age 15, born NY), Wm. S. Henderson (age 31) and Emeline Henderson (age 31). (His brother William Clarence was living with the McEwen family next door)

1870 Census: Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa: Wm. McGarry (age 38, RR laborer), Anna McGarry (age 25), John J McGarry (age 5), Joseph McGarry (age 3), Mary A McGarry )age 2), Francis McGarry (age 1/12), John W. Axter (age 30, R. R. Laborer), Wheeler Decker (age 25, R. R. Engineer, born NY), Chas. Lawson (age 18, Fireman), David McGee (miller) and Chris Schaudroff (age 31, general laborer).

1880 Census: Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa: Wheeler Decker (age 34, grocer, born NY), wife Laura L. Decker (age 26, born Canada), son Eugene H. Decker (age 4, born Iowa).

Wheeler Decker died Dec. 14, 1883. He is buried in Floyd Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

1885 Iowa State Census: Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa: Laura Decker (age 31, born Canada), Eugene Decker (age 9, born Iowa) and Clark Decker (age 4, born Iowa).

His widow Laura L. Decker filed for a pension on Aug. 25, 1890 in Iowa.

Two children: Eugene Herbert (1875) and Willard Clark (1880)


Decker, William Clarence He was born Sept. 21, 1843 in Shawangunk, Ulster, New York. He was the son of Harvey Decker (Apr. 3, 1819 - Feb. 25, 1890) and Marietta McEwen (Apr. 5, 1820 - Aug. 8, 1853)

1850 Census: Delafield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin: Harvey Decker (age 31, butcher, born NY), Mariette Decker (age 30, born NY), Clarence Decker (age 7, born NY), Wheeler Decker (age 5, born NY) and Julius Dedrich (age 11, born Germany). (Family was indexed as Dicker)

1856 Iowa State Census, Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa: N. A. McEwen (age 33), S. E. McEwen (age 27), Emma McEwen (age 25), Emaline McEwen (age 21) and C. W. Decker (age 12, born New York.). (His father and brother Wheeler were living next door).

1860 Census: Ulster, Floyd County, Iowa: William S. McEwen (age 29), Harriett McEwen (age 27), John McEwen (age 5), Chas. E. McEwen (age 2) and Wm. C. Decker (age 16, laborer, born NY), (His father and brother Wheeler were living with the McEwen family next door).

William Clarence Decker died April 9, 1864, of wounds received during the battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana.

His father Harvey Decker filed for a pension on June 21, 1871.


Dowd, Lorenzo Jackson He was born Apr. 2, 1827 in Sullivan, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Zinah Dowd, Jr. and Mary Ames. He married first Mary E. Bronson on April 3, 1860 in Chickasaw County, Iowa. (Iowa County Marriages, 1838-1934). He married second Mary Eliza Bradford on April 23, 1872 (her obituary). She was the daughter of James Bradford (Sept. 21, 1805 - July 14, 1877) and Hannah Seavey (Jan 18, 1812 - Mar. 18, 1852).

1850 Census: Shirland, Winnebago County, Illinois: Zina Doud (age 40, Farmer, born Vermont), Mary Doud (age 40, born Vermont), Jackson Doud (age 23, born PA), Freeman Doud (age 22, born PA), Eugenia Doud (age 19, born PA), Rodeophus Doud (age 18, born PA), Milo Doud (age 16, born PA), Christiana Doud (age 14, born PA) Zina Doud (age 12, born PA), Volney Doud (age 7, born Ill), and Roxana Doud (age 4, born Ill. (There was a Joseph Ames (age 45) family either in the same household, or next door. They were both numbered as family 14, but could be a miscount by the Census Taker, as they were on two different pages.)

1860 Census: Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa: Jackson Dowd (age 33, born Pennsylvania, farmer), Mary E. Dowd (age 28, born Canada) and Orvilla Bronson (age 7, born Michigan). Mary Dowd (age 56, born Vermont) with two teenagers lived on one side of him. Truman Dowd (age 30, born Pennsylvania) and family lived on the other side.

1870 Census: Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Lourentus Doud (age 43, stone mason born Pennsylvania), Mary Doud (age 66, born Vermont), Ellsworth Doud (age 9, born Iowa), Louise Bronson (age 17, born New York).

1880 Census: Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Lorenzo J. Dowd (age 53, born Pennsylvania, stone mason), wife Mary E. Dowd (age 33, born Maine), Son Ellsworth Dowd (age 18, born Iowa), daughter Jennie V. Dowd (age 7, born Iowa), son Milo B. Dowd (age 6, born Iowa) and mother Mary Dowd (age 76, born Penn.)

Did Lorenzo Jackson Dowd marry two different women named Mary? All the family trees mention only a marriage to Mary Eliza Bradford. However, it appears to me that the Mary on the 1860 Census and the Mary on the 1880 Census are two different Mary's--different ages, different place of birth. The Mary that is listed in 1870 appears to be his mother -- There was no wife listed in 1870. I decided to research this to see if I could determine the answer:

  1. I found a cemetery record (Iowa WPA Records) for Mary E. Dowd, born 1829, died Sept. 20, 1865. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa. Remarks says: Wife above L. J. (and L. Jackson Dowd is listed just above her).
  2. Next I found a marriage record for L. J. Dowd and Mary E. Bronson, married April 3, 1860 in Chickasaw County, Iowa.
  3. There is an Orvilla Bronson listed with him in 1860 and a Louise Bronson listed on the 1870 census. They may be the same person. I found a family tree that listed Louise O. Bronson, born July 4, 1853 in Michigan - Married to Lori McDaniel Ewing - died Dec. 3, 1943 in Napa California. (But the family tree did not list parents.) Does that indicate a prior marriage for Mary E. Bronson? or a different relationship?
  4. The California death record for Louise O. Ewing lists her father's name as Bronson, and maiden name of Mother: Bean. It did not list their first names. But that is a possibility of the maiden name of Mary E. Bronson. (although I cannot rule out a different relationship).
  5. The obituary below for Mary Bradford Dowd shows that Lorenzo Jackson Dowd and Mary Bradford married April 23, 1872. Also note that her obituary says she was survived by a stepson (not named).
  6. Per the 1900 census Ellsworth Dowd was born Aug. 1861, so I believe that his mother was Mary (Bean? Bronson) not Mary Eliza Bradford.
  7. My conclusion is that Lorenzo Jackson Dowd was married to two different Marys.

Note: It is possible that Lorenzo J. Dowd was married 3 times. In researching marriage and cemetery records, I found a marriage record for L.J. Dowd married Harriet Watson on March 28, 1868 in Chickasaw County, Iowa (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). Harriet W. Dowd (born 1835) died July 14, 1869 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa. Remarks say "wife above L.J." (Iowa Graves Survey - WPA).

There are numerous family trees online for Lorenzo Jackson Dowd and Mary Eliza Bradford. None of them reflect any other marriages.

Lorenzo Jackson Dowd died May 28, 1883 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw Co., Iowa

1885 Iowa State Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Mary E. Dowd (age 38, born ME), Viola Dowd (age 11), Milo B. Dowd (age 10), Charles G. Dowd (age 3) and Lorna J. Dowd (age 2).

His widow Mary E Dowd filed for a pension on June 1, 1886.

Mary (Bradford) Dowd died Aug. 5, 1941 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa.

Mrs. Mary Dowd

Mrs. Mary Eliza Bradford Dowd died Tuesday, August 5, at Marshalltown, Iowa of pneumonia.

She was born February 27, 1847, at Clinton, Maine, 94 years ago. When a child she came here with her parents and lived here until a few years ago when she moved to Marshalltown.

Bradford, Iowa, was named for Mrs. Dowd's father, James Bradford, one of the fifth generation of Bradfords to came to this country on the Mayflower.

She married Lorenzo Jackson Dowd, April 23, 1872, who died May 28, 1883.

Mrs. Dowd is survived by her son Glen; a half sister, Mrs. Dilla Putney, stepson, son-in-law, and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Dove Dowd, and several grandchildren.

She was one of the last surviving widows of a Civil War veteran in the George W. S. Dodge Post.

Mrs. Dowd was a member of the Methodist Church of Nashua, and a good student of the Bible. She became blind 17 years ago and during her last years her knowledge of the Bible was a source of great comfort to her and to those who cared for her during her affliction.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at Chenoweth and Son funeral home, with Reverend James B. Bird of the Methodist Church officiating. Mrs. E. C. Baumbach sang two solos, accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Pearl Chenoweth.

Burial was made is Oak Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were: S. B. Bellamy, Fred Wright, S. E. Tupper, G. E. Ellton, A. C. Davids and P. B. Miller.


Card of Thanks

I wish to thank all the friends and neighbors who gave their assistance and sent floral tributes for the funeral of Mrs. Mary Dowd. Your kindness is deeply appreciated

Mrs. Dove Dowd

The Nashua Reporter, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1941.


Dutcher, Frederick He was born Nov. 15, 1834. He was the son of Newman Dutcher (May 3, 1813 - Nov. 3, 1905) and Jane Morrison. (Feb. 1, 1812 - Dec. 19, 1841)

This biography is for the FATHER of Frederick A. Dutcher.

Newman Dutcher, carpenter and joiner, and farmer, post office Charles City; is a son of Wherton and Eleanor (Wheeler) Dutcher, natives of New York, where they died. Newman was born May 3, 1813, and was educated in New York, where he learned his trade and worked until he came to Ohio in 1846; here he farmed and worked at his trade nine years; then sold out and located in Green County, Wis., remaining there some three years; then he came to Iowa in 1855, and located on his present farm of 100 acres on sections 33 and 32, Niles Township. In 1833, he married Jane Morrison; there were three children by this union, one living - Frances, wife of James Pitcher, of Niles Township. Frederick, born Nov. 15, 1834; in 1862 he enlisted in the Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry, Captain Slocum; he was taken sick and was in the hospital eight months, and died in December, 1863. Wherton, born Jan 11, 1840, and enlisted May, 1861, in the Third Iowa Infantry; he served two years, two months, participating in the battles of Missouri and siege of Vicksburg and many other hard-fought battles; he was killed at the second taking of Jackson, Mississippi, July 12, 1863. Mrs. Dutcher died Dec. 19, 1841. Mr. Dutcher married in 1842, Mary E. Stoter; she was born in Connecticut. There were six children by this union, four living - Jane Ann, born 1849, wife of Levi Knapp, of Ringgold County, Ia.; Abby, born 1852, wife of John Ellis, of Niles Township; Newman, born in November, 1855; Albert, born 1845; he enlisted in the Twelfth Iowa and was discharged for disability. On regaining his health, he re-enlisted in the Fourteenth Wisconsin Battery, and was permanently disabled and is now in the Soldier's Home at Dayton, Ohio. Mary E. Dutcher died Sept. 8, 1856. In 1857 Mr. Dutcher married Mary L., daughter of John and Charlotte (Tyler) Snyder, natives of Pennsylvania and New York respectively. She was born in New York, Aug. 28, 1836. This union has been blessed with nine children, eight living - Ida C., born Oct. 3, 1858; John W., born Dec. 27, 2859; Eugene S., June 11, 1862; Nettie, Feb. 21, 1864; Mabel T., Aug. 29, 1866; Luella (deceased), born in 1869; Charles K., born May 21, 1870; Blanch Estelle, born May 21, 1875, and Arthur B., born Aug. 4, 1877. Mr. Dutcher and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. Dutcher votes the Greenback ticket. He has held several township offices, and has faithfully discharged his duty.

History of Floyd County, Iowa
Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1882.
LaCrosse, WI : Brookhaven Press, 2000 [Reprint]
Submitted by Dick Barton

1850 Census: Olmsted, Cuyahoga County, Ohio: Newman Dutcher (age 36, carpenter, born NY), Mary Dutcher (age 34, born NY), Frederick Dutcher (age 16, carpenter, born NY), Frances Dutcher (age 14, born NY), Wheaton Dutcher (age 11, born NY), Albert Dutcher (age 6, born NY), Mary I. Dutcher (age 1, born NY), and Peter Malberg (age 13, born Germany).

1860 Census: Charles, Floyd County, Iowa: Fred Dutcher (age 25, laborer, born NY). He was living with a family named Scott.

Frederick Dutcher died Dec. 7, 1863. He is buried in Riverside Cemetery. Plot: Range 9, Section 5, Row 9, Space 6, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa


Dyas, William He was born about 1839 in Ohio.

The following information is speculation based on the fact that a pension was filed for Raymond S. Dyas in Missouri:

1870 Census, Township 55, Range 19, Chariton, Missouri: William Dyas (age 30, farm laborer, born Ohio), Susan A. Dyas (age 24, born Missouri), Shelton R. Dyas (age 6/12, born Missouri). Note there are a couple of family trees on line. One lists Shelton R. Dyas AND Raymond S. Dyas. The rest just list Raymond S. Dyas. It's possible they are the same person.. The family trees showed William Dyas married to Susan Allen. I am not certain this is the correct William Dyas, but it seems reasonable based on the Pension Index information.

1880 Census, Smithton, Pettis County, Missouri: W. W. Cheatham (age 56), wife Susanna M. Cheatham (age 43, born Ohio), Nephew Ramon S. Dyas (age 10, born Missouri). Since, Raymond S. Dyas was listed as a nephew, I did some research to determine if Susanna M. Cheatham was a Dyas. She was Susanna Dyas, daughter of Richard Dyas and Orpha Denney. She married W. H. Cheatham on Sept. 30, 1870 in Chariton, Missouri. I found the 1850 and 1860 census for her with her parents. Unfortunately there is no "William" Dyas listed with them. They were listed in 1850 in Springfield, Gallia, Ohio. There was what looked like "RWS" Dyas (age 13). In 1860 they were in Bee Branch, Chariton County, Missouri. There was again what looked like "RWS" Dyas (age 23) listed with the family. But I do not know if that is William or not.

A pension was filed for a minor Raymond S. Dyas on July 24, 1893 in Missouri. - I did note one thing. The Shelton R. Dyas in the 1870 census would have been aged 23 in 1893. So this may not be the right person.


Eaton, Cyrus H. He was born about 1837 in Michigan. He married Mary Ellen Haskell on April 2, 1860 in Chickasaw County, Iowa. He was age 25. She was age 18. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934).

1860 Census: Charles Floyd County, Iowa: Cyrus H. Eaton (age 23, born Michigan), Ellen Eaton (age 18, born New York.

1870 Census: Chickasaw, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Cyrus Eaton (age 35, born Michigan), Mary Eaton (age 28, born Massachusetts), Frank Eaton (age 5, born Iowa), Edwin Eaton (age 2, born Iowa) and Mary Eaton (age 3/12, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Cherry, Montgomery County, Kansas: Robert S. Shaver (age 36, farmer, born Illinois), wife Mary E. Shaver (age 38, born Massachusetts), stepson Frank Eton (age 15, born Iowa), Stepson Edwin L. Eton (age 13, born Iowa), stepdaughter Mary E. Eton (age 10, born Iowa) stepson Cyrus L. Eton (age 7, born Iowa) and son Charles Shaver (age 6/12, born Nov, in Kansas). (This is clearly the wife and children of Cyrus Eaton. I found a marriage record for Robert S. Shaver and Nellie Eaton. They married Jan. 17, 1878 in Cherryvale, Montgomery County, Kansas. (Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935).

I could not determine what happened to Cyrus Eaton. He either died or they were divorced prior to 1878).

His widow Mary E. Eaton filed for a pension on July 22, 1884 in Kansas.


Feeney, Barney (Bernard) He was born Feb. 1836 in St. Lawrence, New York. He was the son of Owen and Ann Feeney. He married first Martha Thompson on April 12, 1864 in Floyd County, Iowa. She died in 1866 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw Co, Iowa. He married second Emily McConnell on Dec. 10, 1866 in Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Franklin Thomas McConnell and Sybil Thompson

1856 Iowa State Census: St. Charles, Floyd County, Iowa: Owen Feeney (age 50, born Ireland), Ann Feeney (age 50, born Ireland), Barney Feeney (age 18, born NY) and Mary A. Feeney (age 16, born NY). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 1 year.

1860 Census: Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa: Owen Pheney (age 56, farmer, born Ireland), Ann Pheney (age 56, born Ireland), Barney Pheney (age 22, farmer, born New York), Martin Muldon (age 26, farmer, born Ireland and Mary Muldon (age 20, born NY).

1870 Census, Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa: Bernard Feeney (age 30, farmer, born New York), Emily Feeney (age 24, born Indiana), Elen Feeney (age 7, born Iowa) Owen Feeney (age 2, born Iowa), and Henry Demroe (age 24, Farm Laborer, born Prussia). Owen Feeney (age 60, born Ireland) and Ann Feeney (age 60, born Ireland) were living next door.

1885 Iowa State Census: Chickasaw, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Barney Feeney (Township 95, Range 14, Section 33, SE NW, age 48, Day Laborer, born NY), Emily Feeney (age 38, born Indiana) and Owen Feeney (age 16, born Iowa)

1900 Census: Chickasaw, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Barney Feeney (born Feb. 1837, age 63, married 36 years, born New York, Invalid), wife Emily Feeney (born Sept. 1845, age 54, married 36 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Indiana) daughter Alice Hammon (born Dec. 1863, age 36, widowed, 5 children born, 5 still living, born Iowa), Grandson Pratt O. Hammon (born July 1885, age 14), grandson Ward V. Hammon (born May 1893, age 7), Claude Hammon (born Feb. 1895, age 5), and Loyd D. Hammon (born Nov. 1898, age 1).

Barney and Emily are listed in the 1906 Directory for Chickasaw County at RFD3 Nashua. Village of Chickasaw, Chickasaw Twp.

1910 Census: Chickasaw, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Barney Feeney (age 74, married 2 times, currently for 34 years, born New York, farmer, general farm), wife Emily Feeney (age 66, married 1 time for 34 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Indiana), Daughter Alice Hammond (age 41, widowed, 5 children born, 5 still living, born Iowa), grandson Ward Hammond (age 16, born Iowa), grandson Claud Hammond (age 15, born Iowa), and Grandson Loyd Hammond (age 12, born Iowa).

According to all family trees online he died May 11, 1911. The Pension Index Record says he died May 18, 1911. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw Co, Iowa. (Note the obituary says he was buried in St. Michael's Cemetery in Brooklyn?? Also Note: the obituary was dated May 25 and says he died last Thursday. According to the 1911 calendar "Last Thursday" would be May 18. However, May 11 is also a Thursday.)

Barney Feeney Answers "Taps"

Barney Feeney, one of the pioneer residents of Riverton township and a brother of Mrs. M. Muldown, but who for a number of years had been living at Chickasaw, died at his home last Thursday at noon after a long and painful illness. Mr. Feeney was a member of Co. G. 27th Iowa Infantry, and served with credit to himself through nearly the Civil War. He was a member of Geo. W. S. Dodge Post, of this city, and was a familiar figure for many years at its campfires and on Decoration days. His age was about 68 years and he was well known in both this and Floyd counties.

The funeral was held from the Catholic church at 10 o'clock Saturday under the auspices of the diminishing band of the "old boys" who in few years will have joined their comrade in the realms of the Great Commander. Fr. Kunkel officiated and the remains were interred in St. Michael's Cemetery in Brooklyn.

The Nashua Reporter, Nashua, Iowa, May 25, 1911.

His widow Emily Feeny filed for a pension on July 24, 1911.

Emily (McConnell) Feeny (born Sept. 29, 1844), died Jun 9, 1925. She is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw Co, Iowa.


Felcher, John He was born Jan. 13, 1826 in Moira, St. Lawrence County, NY. He was the son of John Felcher (1792 - after 1877) and Esther Frisbie. He married first Salome Caroline Noble in March 1848 in New York. He married second Eliza C. Waite on Sept. 19, 1857 in Chickasaw Co., Iowa. She was previously married to John Lyons and had three children (Sarah Lyons, Eliza Jane Lyons, and John Lyons).

1850 Brasher, St. Lawrence County, New York: John Felcher, (age 24, farmer, born NY), Salona Felcher (age 21, born Canada) and Esther L. Felcher (age 1/2, born NY). Note: They were living next door to the John Scott and Polly (Wait) Hall Family -- Three of their sons (Enoch, Dyer and Giles Hall) served in Company G with John Felcher.

1856 Iowa State Census, Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: John Felcher (age 31, born New York, Carpenter), Salona Felcher (age 28, born Canada), Esther Felcher (age 6, born New York), and C. Corlin Felcher (age 2, born New York). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 1 year.

Salome Caroline (Noble) Felcher died Aug. 1, 1856. She is buried in Oakhill Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa.

1860 Census: Bradford Chickasaw County, Iowa (June 4, 1860): John Felcher, Jr., (age 34, day laborer, born New York), Eliza Felcher (age 36, born Vermont), Sarah Lyons (age 15, born Vermont), John Lyons (age 12, born NY), Esther Felcher (age 10, born NY), and Florence Felcher (age 2, born Iowa). Living next door to them were John's parents and a brother: John Felcher, Sr. (age 66, farmer, born Mass), Esther Felcher (age 65, born Conn), Hiram Felcher (age 30, farmer, born NY) and Emerson Raymon (age 9, born New York).

June 25, 1860: For some reason he appears to also be listed in Ingham, Franklin County, Iowa: John Felcher, Jr, (age 34, master carpenter born NY), Eliza Felcher (age 35, born Vermont), Esther Felcher (age 11, born NY) and Florence Felcher (age 3, born Iowa.). It's interesting to note the age differences. Probably two different people supplied the information.

1870 Census, Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: John Felcher (age 44, house carpenter, born New York), Eliza Felcher (age 46, born New York), Florence Felcher (age 12, born Iowa), Elbert Felcher (age 9, born Iowa), Ella Felcher (age 7, born Iowa), Dean Felcher (age 3, born Iowa), William Felcher (age 5/12, born Jan. in Iowa), and Andrew Felcher (age 20, brickmaker, born New York).

1880 Census: Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa: John Felcher (age 54, carpenter, born New York), wife Eliza Felcher (age 56, born New York), son Carlyle Felcher (age 13, born Iowa), son William Felcher (age 10, born Iowa) son Elbert Felcher (age 19, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: John Felcher (age 52, carpenter, born NY), Eliza Felcher (age 48, born NY), Elbert Felcher (age 29, born Chickasaw County, Iowa), Carlile Felcher (age 27, born Chickasaw County, Iowa), Wm. Felcher (age 14, born Chickasaw County, Iowa). (The family was indexed as Fleher)

John Felcher died Feb. 19, 1895. He is buried in Oakhill Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa.

His widow Eliza C. Felcher filed for a pension on Nov. 19, 1895 in Iowa.

Eliza C. (Waite, Lyons) Felcher died Dec. 16, 1906.


Fisher, William N. He was born June 13, 1829 in Washington Co. Vermont. He was the son of Silas W. Fisher and Emily Peck. He married Mary Rudd on Oct. 3, 1867 in Rockford, Floyd County. She was the daughter of Joe M. Rudd and Miranda Palmer.

William N. Fisher, Constable, sexton of cemetery, and farmer, was born in Washington County, Vt.,June 13, 1829, a son of Silas W. and Emily (Peck) Fisher; father a native of New Hampshire and mother of Vermont. Of a family of three children the subject of this sketch was the eldest, and is the only one living. He was brought up on a farm, and when within two months of age he left home and worked out two or three years, and in 1854 came West, to Rockford, Ill. In the spring of 1857 he went to Minnesota with three yoke of cattle to break prairie; but hard times came on and he lost nearly all. He then located to Charles City and started a meat market, which business he prosecuted extensively. Some seasons he would kill as many as fifty or sixty hogs at a time, which were hauled to market at McGregor. But in the following spring he abandoned the market, and did odd jobs until 1860, when he started for Pike's Peak; at Denver, however, he learned such facts as discouraged him from going further, and he returned, footing all the way from Omaha to Charles City. In the autumn of 1864 he was drafted and attached to Company G, Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry; in the army, during the winter, he contracted rheumatism, and was sent to the hospital, where he remained until July. After the close of the war he returned home to Charles City. Except what time he was in the war, he has been Constable ever since 1858. The first time he was elected he had failed of a nomination in caucus by a vote or two, and he ran independently, and yet was elected almost unanimously. In 1862 he was appointed Constable, the elected man not qualifying. He ran independently again in 1868, and was again elected. Mr. Fisher has done much for the interests of his community. In the way of fence-building he as done more than any other man in the county, and probably excels all in the neatness of his work. He has, by his business talent, accumulated considerable property and money, and is now independent and happy. Oct. 3, 1867, in Rockford, this county, he married Miss Mary Rudd, of Rockford, Ill., daughter of Joe M. and Miranda (Palmer) Rudd, her parents having been early settlers of Buffalo, N. Y. She is a member of the Christian church. Of their two children, Victoria E. is living, and Chester S. is deceased.

History of Floyd County, Iowa,
Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1882. LaCrosse, WI :
Brookhaven Press, 2000 [Reprint], Pages 740 - 741,
Submitted by Dick Barton.

1850 Census: Warren, Washington County, Vermont: Silas W. Fisher (age 48, farmer, born Vermont), Emily Fisher (age 46, born Vermont), William Fisher (age 21, born Vermont), Charles Fisher (age 19, born Vermont), Chester Fisher (age 17, born Vermont) and Mary J. Fisher (age 6, born Vermont).

1870 Census: Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa: William N. Fisher (age 38, laborer, born Vermont), Mary Fisher (age 35, born New York) and Chester S. Fisher (age 1, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Charles, Floyd County, Iowa: William N. Fisher (age 50, CH Janitor, born Vermont), wife Mary Fisher (age 43, born New York) and daughter Victoria E. Fisher (age 7, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Charles City Ward 3, Floyd County, Iowa: William N. Fisher (age 58, farmer, born Vermont), May Fisher (age 45, born New York), and Victoria Fisher (age 12).

William N. Fisher died Feb. 10, 1897 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, (Block 7, Section 38, Row 8, Space 3) Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa

His widow Mary Fisher filed for a pension on March 25, 1897 in Iowa.

Mary (Rudd) Fisher (born June 18, 1836) died Aug. 3, 1905 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa.


Fleenor, Isaac Milton He was born Aug. 16, 1838 in Bloomington, Benton Twp., Monroe County, Indiana. He was the son of Nicholas Fleenor (July 17, 1811 - Feb. 14, 1896) and Sarah Caylor/Kaylor (1815 - July 27, 1886 ). Isaac Fleenor married Elizabeth Ann Yoder on Sept. 4, 1860 in Rock Grove City, Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa. (Early Marriages in Floyd County, Iowa). She was the daughter of Henry and Ruth Yoder. Isaac's sister Margaret Fleenor married George W. Mahoney, who also served in Company G, 27th Iowa.

This biography is for the FATHER of Isaac Fleenor.

Nicholas Fleenor, farmer and stock-raiser, section 17, Rock Grove Township, was born in Washington County, Va., June 17, 1811. He is the son of Isaac Fleenor, of the same State, Nicholas being born and reared on the same farm as his father; attended a subscription school in a log cabin; had slab benches with no backs, puncheon floor, and heated by a fire on a large stone at one end of the cabin, the smoke going out of a hole in the roof. There was a slab on pins stuck in the wall for a writing desk, and greased paper pasted over a crack in the wall for a window. He went to Washington County, Ind., in 1834, and cleared out a farm. He came to this township in 1855, moved on a farm here in 1856. He owns 150 acres, and has deeded eighty acres to his sons. He was married in December 1835, to Sarah Kaylor. They had eleven children, seven living - Robert, John, James, Mary J., Martha E., Nancy C., and Luella. Two sons, Isaac M. and Geo. F. died in the late war. Isaac M. was in the Twenty-eighth Iowa Infantry* and Geo. F. was in the Dubuque Battery. One daughter, Mary, died after she was married, and left one son.

Floyd County, Rock Grove Township, Biographies (1882), page 959

* That is an error - he was with the 27th Iowa.

1850 Census: Benton, Monroe County, Indiana: Nicholas Fleanor (age 39, farmer, born Virginia), Sarah Fleanor (age 28, born Virginia), Isaac Fleanor (age 12, born Indiana), George Fleanor (age 10, born Indiana), Margaret Fleanor (age 8, born Indiana), Mary Fleanor (age 6, born Indiana) and Martha Fleanor (age 9/12, born Indiana).

1856 Iowa State Census: Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa; Nicholas Fleenor (age 44, farmer, born Virginia), Sarah Fleenor (age 37, born Virginia), I. M. Fleenor (male, age 17, born Indiana), Geo. F. Fleenor (age 15, born Indiana), Margaret Fleenor (age 12, born Indiana), M. J. Fleenor (female, age 9, born Indiana), M. E. Fleenor (female, age 6, born Indiana), N. C. Fleenor (female, age 3, born Indiana) and R. E. Fleenor (male, age 1, born Indiana). The family had been in the state of Iowa for less than 1 year.

1860 Census: Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa: Nicholas Fleenor (age 49, born Virginia), Sarah Fleenor (age 41, born Virginia), Isaac Fleenor (age 21, farmer, born Indiana), George I. Fleenor (age 19, farmer, born Indiana), Margaret Fleenor (age 16, born Indiana), Mary J. Fleenor (age 13, born Indiana), Martha E. Fleenor (age 10, born Indiana), Nancy C. Fleenor (age 8, born Indiana), Robert E. Fleenor (age 5, born Indiana), John R. Fleenor (age 2, born Iowa) and Suella Fleenor (age 4/12/ born Iowa).

Isaac M. Fleenor died Dec. 19, 1862, Cairo, Ill, of typhoid fever.

His widow Elizabeth A. Fleenor filed for a pension on May 26, 1863. A pension was filed for a minor on Jan. 7, 1868. E. A. Rohler was guardian. Information from the pension file is extracted below:

This is information contained in the pension file as stated by Elizabeth Ann Fleenor at various times:

  • She is age 20 years (statement dated May 15, 1863).
  • A resident of Rock Grove Township, Floyd County Iowa.
  • The widow of Isaac M. Fleenor, who was a private in Company G, 27th Regiment of Iowa Volunteers.
  • He enlisted at Rock Grove on or about the 9th day of August 1862 for the term of 3 years.
  • He died at Hospital in Cairo, Illinois on or about Dec. 19, 1862. Medical records shows that he was treated Nov. 9 to 20/62 "remittent" diagnosis. Also shown as "Bilima Fever": Nov 18 to Dec. 19/62, Pneumonia. Died Dec. 19/62 12 P. M. cause Typhoid Fever.
  • She was married to Isaac M. Fleenor on Sept. 14, 1860 at Rock Grove by D . B. Mead, Minister of the Gospel. Her name prior to marriage was Elizabeth Ann Yoder, According to the marriage record in file, he was aged 22, she was age 18 at the time of marriage
  • I have two children by my late husband Isaac M. Fleenor, aged as follows: Theodosia Victoria Maria Fleenor, age one years and ten months. Isaac Milton Fleenor aged three months. Both children were born in lawful wedlock. Theodocia V. M. Fleenor born July 20, 1861. Isaac M. Fleenor, born Feb. 23, 1863.
  • She married Jacob Kohler on Sept. 26, 1867 in Charles City, Iowa
  • Elizabeth Ann Kohler was appointed guardian of the minor heirs of Isaac M. Fleenor on the 7th day of December 1867.
  • Jacob Kohler, died Oct. 30, 1884 in Wing River, Wadena County, Minnesota. (age 58 years, 10 months, 8 days. Cause of death was Kidney & Liver Comp. He was born in Pennsylvania. His parents were John and Knity (?).
  • She reapplied for a pension on Sept. 27, 1902 at Vendale, Wadena County, Minnesota. She was aged 60.
  • She was born June 2, 1842 at Bloomington, Indiana.

1870 Census: Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Jacob Kohler (age 44, nurseryman, born Pennsylvania), Ann Kohler (age 26, born Indiana), Theodosia Kohler (age 9, born Iowa), Isaac Kohler (age 7, born Iowa), Mary Kohler (age 2, born Iowa) and Infant Kohler (age 1/12, female, born Iowa).

Children of Isaac M. Fleenor and Elizabeth Ann Yoder:

  1. Theodosia Victorine Maria Fleenor b: Jul 1861 in Nora Springs, Floyd Co., IA.
  2. Isaac Milton Fleenor, Jr. Feb 1863 in Nora Springs, Floyd Co., IA.

Elizabeth Ann (Yoder, Fleenor) Kohler died Oct. 7, 1934. She is buried in Green Lawn Cemetery, Verndale, Wadena County, Minnesota.

Obit: Earliest Settler Died On Tuesday - Woman Came to Wing River by Ox Team and Covered Wagon

Wing River, Minnesota: this community was greatly saddened last Sunday morning when the news was spread that Mrs. E. A. Kohler, who for fifty-five years was a resident of this community, and a much-loved woman, had passed away in death about 10 o'clock. She had been ailing for several years and recently had failed fast, the cause of her death being complications due to old age, having arrived at the age of more than 92 years. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock from Hope Methodist Chapel, where she was a member. Rev. John Turnbull, an old friend of the family, officiated and interment was made at Green Lawn Cemetery near Verndale, beside her husband and daughter. Elizabeth Ann Yoder was born at Bloomington, Indiana, on June 2, 1842. While still a child of nine years she came with her parents to Nora Springs, Iowa, where she grew to young womanhood, and was united in marriage to I. M. Fleenor in 1860. He died in 1862 of Typhoid fever while serving his country during the Civil War. Two children were born to them, Mrs. Theodosia Shoop of Wagner, S. Dakota, who has been faithful the past six years in helping for her aged mother, and Isaac Fleener of Saskatchewan, Canada. On September 26, 1867, she was united in marriage to Jacob Kohler, who died on October 30, 1884. Six children blessed this union: Mrs. Grace Scofield, Salem, Oregon, A.W. Kohler of Verdale, Mrs. Jane Avery of Plains, Montana, Ellis, who died a few years ago in the West, Mildred, who died at the age of four and Austin of Newton, Iowa. She also leaves 22 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren and 11 nieces and nephews. Mr. & Mrs. Kohler, with their family, were among the very earliest settlers of Wing River township, coming here from Nashua, Iowa, only 2 1/2 miles from the "Little Brown Church in the Vale", and filing on a homestead on what is now the southwest quarter of section 22 in this township. They made the journey from Iowa with two covered wagons drawn by Ox Teams and arrived here on June 16, 1879. With the courage and fortitude known so well to those old time pioneers, they toiled in their homes, raised their family, and lived lives of usefulness and service while converting the wilderness into a comfortable home. The husband and father died in 1884 and the children married and went into homes of their own, except the eldest son, Went, who stayed with his mother and they made their home together for the 55 years of almost continuous residence on this homestead. Mrs. Kohler was a woman of very high character and deeply religious. She lived a consistent, Christian life and all who knew her loved her. She was a kind neighbor and a true friend. Pall-bearers were close friends of the family, as follows: Jesse Hess, Will Shearer, R. M. Shelton, Paul Billington, J. M. Haggerman and C. B. Conn.


Frazee, George Timothy He was born Aug. 20, 1843 in Calais, Maine. He was the son of James Frazee (Mar 12, 1814 - Aug. 6, 1877) and Sarah Perry (1825 - 1880). He married Chloe Ettie Squire on Oct. 27, 1867 in Waterloo, Jefferson County, Wisconsin.

1850 Census: Rutland, Kane County, Illinois: James Frazee (age 35, Carpenter, born New Bruns.), Sarah Frazee (age 26, born New Bruns.), George Frazee (age 7, born Maine), Phebe Frazee (age 4, born Canada) and Cutter Pingree (age 15, laborer, born NY)

1856 Iowa State Census: Jackson, Bremer County, Iowa: James Frazee (age 42, born ME, Engineer), Sarah Frazee (age 39, born NB), Phebe Frazee (age 11, born Canada) and George Frazee (age 12, born ME).

1880 Census: District 306, West Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: George T. Frazee (age 36, jeweler, born Maine), wife Chloe E. Frazee (age 32, born New York), Daughter Maud A. Frazee (age 11, born Iowa), son Frank J. Frazee (age 10, born Wisconsin), son Charles W. Frazee (age 4, born Iowa), son Weber W. Frazee (age 2, born Iowa) and mother Sarah Frazee (age 55, widowed born Canada).

1885 Iowa State Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: G. T. Frazee (11.12. 170 Pleasant St., age 41, Jeweler, born Maine), Cloe E. Frazee (age 38, born New York), Maud A. Frazee (age 16, born Iowa), Franklin J. Frazee (age 15, born Wisconsin), Charles M. Frazee (age 9, born Iowa), Webber W. Frazee (age 6, born Iowa), Florence S. Frazee (age 3, born Iowa), Arthur Frazee (age jeweler, born Illinois)

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living In Iowa: 27th Iowa: Frazee, George T., Corporal, Company G, Present Post Office Address: Osage.

1900 Census: District 118, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: George T. Frazee (born Aug. 1843, age 56, married 32 years, born Maine, jeweler), wife Chloe E. Frazee (born Nov., 1846, age 53, married 32 years, 6 children born, 5 still living) son Charles M. Frazee (born Aug. 1876, age 23, born Iowa), son Weber Frazee (born Feb. 1878, age 22, born Iowa), son (?) Florence Frazee (born Sept. 1881, age 18, born Iowa) and ? daughter Orialum Schell (born Jan 1886, age 14, born Iowa)

1910 Census: Osage Ward 1, Mitchell County, Iowa: George T. Frazee (age 66, married 42 years, born Maine), wife Chloe E. Frazee (age 63, married 42 years, 6 children born, 5 still living, born New York).

1920 Census: Seattle, King County, Washington: George T. Frazee (age 76, born Maine, jeweler, retired), wife Joy E. Frazee (age 73, born New York. (they were indexed as Frazel)

Chloe Ettie (Squire) Frazee (born Nov. 20, 1846), died Jan. 2, 1923 in Seattle, King County, Washington. She is buried in Union Cemetery, Sedro-Woolley, Skagit County, Washington.

George T. Frazee died Sept. 22, 1927 at Portland, Oregon (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Union Cemetery, Sedro-Woolley, Skagit County, Washington.


Green, Leander D. He was born about 1843 in New York. He appears to have been the son of Amos Green and Olive Miller. He married Sarah E. Bice* She was the daughter of George Washington Bice (Apr. 1820 - Feb. 10 1910) and Leah Isabelle Cornman (1822 - Mar. 2, 1887).

*Osage City Cemetery Records say Rice. However, I (ejj) also found this information: "In the Bice family history (book) it says that Leander was a native of New York. It also says that he and Sarah moved to Mitchell Co, Iowa and appear to be on the Federal Census in 1880, 1900, and 1910. In 1910 Leander is not listed so it is believed that he died between 1900-1910. There's limited information on this family but it is said that the only two children (George W. and Joseph F.) never married."

This appears to me to be a biography for an older brother of Leander D. Green.

Horace L. Green, farmer; post office Charles City, was born Feb 18, 1818, in New York. He is the son of Amos and Olive (Miller) Green, natives of Massachusetts and New York. They came to Iowa many years ago and died in this county. Amos was a soldier of the war of 1812. Horace was educated in New York, by three day's schooling only. He followed farming until twenty-one years of age, then went upon the lakes and canal, where he worked seven years; he was pilot and wheelsman. In 1847 he married Temperance Hettinger. She was the widow of Alex. Hettinger, by whom she had two children - Mary, wife of A.J. Allison, of Minneapolis; Franklin, who served three years in the army and now lives in Cedar Township. Her father was a soldier in the Black Hawk war and died, as did his wife, in Floyd County, Iowa, where they were old settlers. Horace came to Iowa in 1855, and bought his present farm of 180 acres of land, which is finely improved; he lives on section 5, Niles township. This union has been blessed with five children - A.. O., born March 26, 1848, married; Samuel V., Oct. 17, 1852, married; Laura, deceased; Eva, May 25, 1861, wife of James Sultiff, of Minneapolis; Stacy E. born May 26, 1864. Mr. and Mrs. Green are members of the Wesleyan Methodist church. Mr. Green has held several of the township offices and has faithfully performed his duties; he is also director and stockholder in the county fair. He votes the Republican ticket.

Niles Township, Floyd County Biographies, page 834

1850 Census: York, Green County, Wisconsin: Amos Green (age 57, farmer, born Mass.), Olive Green (age 52, born Mass.), Henry Green, age 14, born New York), Albert Green (age 8, born New York), Leander Green (age 6, born New York), and David Green (age 18, born New York).

1856 Iowa State Census: St. Charles, Floyd County, Iowa: Amos Green (age 64, born Mass., farmer), Olive Green (age 58, born Mass.), Albert Green (age 17, born NY) and Leander Green (age 13, born NY).

1860 Census Niles, Floyd County, Iowa: Amos Green (age 69, farmer, born Massachusetts), Orville Green (age 21, farmer, born New York) and Leander Green (age 17, born New York).

1880 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: L. D. Green (age 42, sawyer, born New York, parents born Vermont), Wife Sarah Green (age 31, born Pennsylvania), son George W. Green (age 7, born Iowa), son Baby Green (male, age 2, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census; Osage Mitchell County, Iowa: Leander D. Green (Township 98, Range 18, Section 26, SW SW, age 42, born NY, farming ), Sarah E. Green (age 35, born Pennsylvania), George W. Green (age 12, born Mitchell County, Iowa) and Joseph Green (age 6, born Mitchell County, Iowa).

1900 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Leander D. Green (born March 1844, age 56, married 28 years, born New York), wife Sarah E. Green (born Feb. 1849, age 51, married 28 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Pennsylvania). son George W. Green (born Sept. 1872, age 27, born Iowa) and son Joseph F. Green (born Jan 1878, age 22, born Iowa).

Leander D. Green died March 5, 1909 and is buried in Osage City Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa. (Note the Pension Index Record and Veterans Administration Payment Card says Mar 11, 1909).

His widow Sarah E. Green filed for a pension on March 20, 1909.

1910 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Sarah E. Green (age 61, widowed, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Pennsylvania), son George W. Green (age 37, born Iowa, laborer, R. R. Section hand), son Joseph Green (age 32, born Iowa, laborer, odd jobs).

Sarah (Bice) Green (born Feb. 1849), died in Oct. 18, 1916. (Veterans Administration Payment Card) She is buried in Osage Cemetery, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa.


Grow, Aldice He was born about 1840 in Vermont. He was the son of David Grow. He married Candice Cordelia Norton on Dec. 25, 1895 in Riverton Township, Floyd County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Harvey Norton (1816 - 1844) and Susan Bumgardner (Jan 28, 1820 - ?)

Reverend David Grow drowned in the Cedar River and is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Floyd County Iowa. He is the first white man to be buried in Riverside Cemetery. The first person to be buried there is a small Indian boy who died of small pox or some such disease. David Grow was a Baptist Minister.

His tombstone reads: DAVID GROW - DIED July 26, 1855 - Aged 38 yrs 1 ms. 20 ds

Friends nor physicians could not save/His mortal body from the grave/Nor can it long hold him here/When Christ shall call him to appear


According to the 1882 Floyd County History, in 1855 : "First death of an adult, that of William Grow, who was accidentally drowned in the Cedar below the dam at St. Charles. He was fishing with a seine at the old ford, and was thrown out of his boat, and his body was recovered near the bend a half mile below. The funeral services were held in Mr. Harwood's building, and the remains were buried in the first burying ground, in the northwestern suburbs of Charles City."

David Grow purchased 40 Acres of land in section 34 of Boone County for $50 on 10 October 1846.

Online query: I am looking for information on the ancestors of Candace Norton Grow Clark and Aldice Grow m 25 December 1859, Riverton Township by David Ripley County Judge of Floyd. Verbal records indicate Aldice Grow was from the "Grows of Vermont". Aldice d. 17 January 1863 Memphis Gen. Hosp, Tenn. as a private in the 27th Reg. of Iowa Infantry Volunteers.

Children Orville Norton Grow b. 19 Nov. 1860, Sarah A. Grow b. 7 Sept. 1862.

Candace and Samuel L CLARK, m. 18 Oct. 1865, Floyd County

Samuel CLARK, wife Candace (Grow), and step-children Orville and Sarah Grow moved to Minnesota sometime after 1866. Orville eventually settled in Wadena Co., Minnesota, where he raised his family and is buried.

Floyd county marriage records show that an Aldice Grow married Candice Norton in 1859. The 1860 Census shows Aldice and Candice, ages 19 and 17 having been married a year or less and Aldice being a farmer. Candice Norton was the step daughter of Sanford Ripley. The same census shows an Alfred Grow age 55 living next door. Records of the 27th Infantry, Company G, includes both Aldice G. Grow and a Norton D. Grow who were buried in Floyd County Iowa. Aldice G. Grow, Private of the 27th Regt., Iowa Infantry Volunteers Company G died 1 January 1863 at Memphis, Tennessee.

1856 Iowa State Census: St. Charles, Floyd County, Iowa: Sanford Ripley (age 36, born Ohio, engineer), Susan Ripley (age 36, born Ohio), Candis Ripley (age 14, born Ohio), William Ripley (age 5, born Ohio), Ellen Ripley (age 0, born Iowa) and Aldic Grow (age 16, born Illinois). (Note according to the note found above, Sanford Ripley was the step father of Candace Norton - so it appears that Candace Norton and Aldice Grow were in the same household in 1856).

1860 Census: Cedar, Floyd County, Iowa: Aldice Grow (age 19, farmer, born Maine), Candice Grow (age 17, born Ohio). They were living next door to an Alfred Grow (age 55, born Vermont).

Aldice G. Grow died Jan, 18, 1863, Memphis, Tenn., of typhoid fever.

His widow Candace N. Grow filed for a pension on June 5, 1863. Information from her pension file is extracted below:

On April 6, 1863, Candace Norton Grow appeared in Floyd County, Iowa and stated that:

  • She was aged 21 and a resident of Riverton Township, Floyd County, Iowa.
  • She was the widow of Aldice G. Grow, a private in Company G, 27th Regiment of Iowa Volunteers.
  • He enlisted at Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa on or about August 11, 1862 for the term of 3 years.
  • He died in Hospital at Memphis Tennessee on or about January 17, 1863 and the cause of his death of Typhoid Fever.
  • She was married to Aldice G. Grow on Dec. 25, 1859 at Riverton Township, by David Ripley County Judge of Floyd County Iowa.
  • Her name before her marriage was Candace Norton.

Candace N. (Norton) Grow married Samuel L. Clark on Oct. 18, 1865 in Floyd County, Iowa, Signed D. J. Horton, J. P. (marriage license in Widow's pension)

On March 26, 1866, Samuel L. Clark was appointed guardian of Orville N. Grow aged five (5) years and Sarah A. Grow aged three (3) years, minor heirs of Aldice Grow deceased.


Candace N. Clark stated that she was the mother of Orville Norton Grow, who was born Nov. 19, 1860 and Sarah Augusta Grow, who was born Sept. 7, 1862, that she was married to Aldice G Grow the father of said children on Dec. 25, 1859 and that the children above are the only children of said Aldice G. Grow, her former husband, that she was remarried to Samuel L. Clark on the Oct. 18, 1865.


Herman C. Hemenway, 2nd Lieut, Co. G, 27th Iowa Inf. Vol., certified that Aldice G. Grow, private Co. G, 27th Iowa Inf. died at Post Hospital, Fort Pickering, Memphis Tennessee, January 18, 1863 of typhoid fever.

1870 Census: Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa: Samuel Clark (age 35, farmer, born Ohio), Candace Clark (age 28, born Ohio), Orville Clark (age 9, born Iowa), Sarah Clark (age 8, born Iowa), John Clark (age 3, born Iowa) and Elmer Clark (age 5/12, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Wadena, Wadena County, Minnesota: Samuel L. Clark (age 45, born Ohio), wife Candace C. Clark (age 37, born Ohio), son Willie Clark (age 2, born Iowa), daughter Fanny Clark (age 7, born Iowa, step son Orvil N. Grow (age 19, born Iowa) and step daughter Sarah A. Grow (age 17, born Iowa).

Candace (Norton, Grow) Clark died April 21, 1892.


Grow, Norton David. He was born about 1844 in Vermont. He was the son of David Grow.

1860 Census, Charles, Floyd County, Iowa: Edmond Austin (age 39), Eliza Austin (age 35), Sarah Austin (age 3), Willis Austin (age 1) and Norton Grow (age 16, born Illinois)

Norton David Grow in died in 1863 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City, Iowa (Find a Grave note says that he was interred on 4/12/1863.)


Hall, Dyer F. He was born Feb. 4, 1844 in St. Lawrence County, New York. He was the son of John Scott Hall (1817 - Feb. 7, 1888) and Mary (Polly) Wait (Mar. 29, 1819 - Jan. 10. 1905.) He married Emma Barber on June 25, 1868. She was the daughter of Nathan Barber and Betsy Ann Norris. (Note: His cousin Newell Helms also served in Company G, 27th Iowa. Their mothers (Polly Wait and Pheobe Waite were sisters). His brothers Enoch Hall and Giles Hall also served in Company G, 27th Iowa)

John Hall & Polly (Wait) moved to St. Lawrence Co., NY soon after their marriage. In the summer of 1854 they journeyed to Iowa and settled at Nashua where there was only one frame house and a log cabin. John was the first carpenter and mill-wright. They lived at Mitchell one year and then returned to Nashua. Polly was a member of the Methodist church from her youth.

1850 Census Brasher, Saint Lawrence, New York, John Hall (age 34, carpenter and joiner, born VT), Polly Hall (age 30, born VT), Cynthia Hall (age 11, born New York), Enoch Hall (age 9, born New York), John E. Hall (age 8, born New York), Dyre Hall (age 6, born New York), Giles Hall (age 2, born New York) and Hollis Hall (age 11/12, born New York).

1856 Iowa State Census, Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: John S. Hall (age 38, born Vermont, carpenter), Polly Hall (age 36, born Vermont), Cynthia Hall (age 18, born N York), Enoc Hall (age 16, born N York), Dyre Hall (age 12, born N York), Giles Hall (age 9, born N York), Hollis Hall (age 7, born N York) and Darnlin Hall (age 3, born NY). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 1 year.

1860 Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: John S. Hall (age 43, millwright, born Vermont), Polly Hall (age 42,born Vermont), Ennuch Hall (age 20, farmer laborer, born New York), Dyer Hall (age 16, born New York), Giles Hall (age 13, born New York), Gilbert Hall (age 10, born New Hew York), Darwin Hall (age 7, born New York), Asa Hall (age 3, born Iowa), Maretta Hall (age 1, born Iowa) and Ellen Clark, (age 18, servant, born New York).

1880 Census: Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Dyer Hall (age 36, clerk, born NY), wife Emma Hall (age 34, born NY), son Clarence Hall (age 10, born Iowa), boarder Inez Brooks (age 21, dressmaker, born Ill.)

1885 Iowa State Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Dyer Hall (age 40, clerk, born New York), Emma Hall (age 39, born New York), Clarence Hall (age 14, born Chickasaw County, Iowa), Lulu Hall (age 4, born Chickasaw County, Iowa), and Martha Hall (age 2, born Chickasaw County, Iowa).

LULU HALL
Nashua Reporter
27 April 1899

Died. -- At her home in Brooklyn, on Wednesday, at 3:10 p.m., Miss Lula Hall,
aged 18 years, 7 months and 18 days.

Miss Lula, the eldest daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Dyer Hall was born in Nashua in 1880 and has resided here ever since. She was a young lady with a beautiful disposition, friendly to all and dearly loved by her associates. With her classmates at school she was a genuine favorite, and always ready and willing to do them an act of kindness. They will miss her when they graduate in June, as she was a member of the class. Miss Lulu was a member of the '89 class and would have graduated with them last June, and was looking forward to commencement with joyful anticipation, but sickness a year ago prevented her from fulfilling her desire, and she overcame her disappointment and dropped back to the class of '99 and applied herself to her studies with renewed energy, determined to go forth from the high school this year with honor to herself and to her class. But Providence had other plans for her and her commencement will be on the other side of Jordan. She was taken sick on April 16, with an abscess which caused a rupture. She was given all the care and attention that loving ones could think of, but they could not alleviate her sufferings. Wednesday it was decided that an operation must be performed. That was the only hope -- although a forlorn one -- of saving her life, and it was performed yesterday morning, but it was of no avail as she survived it but a few hours.

To the grief-stricken parents and brother and sister goes out the sympathy of the whole community. The funeral will take place at the home tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. Barrett officiating, and the remains will be interred in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Contributed by Misti Adams, 2007

1900 Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Dyer Hall (born Feb. 1844, age 56, married 33 years, born Vermont), wife Emma Hall (born Aug. 1846, age 54, married 33 years, 6 children born, 2 still living, born New York), daughter Martha Hall (born Jan 1883, age 17, born Iowa), mother Polly Hall (born Apr. 1819, age 81, widowed, 1 child born, 1 still living, born New York). (Note the "1 child born, 1 still living" is very clear on the census for Polly Hall, but that is clearly an error).

1910 Census: Bradford Chickasaw County, Iowa: Dyer Hall, age 66, married 1 time for 42 years, born Vermont), wife Emma Hall (age 64, married 1 time for 42 years, 6 children born, 2 still living, born New York)

Dyer Hall died Oct. 18, 1910 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa.

DYER F. HALL
Nashua Reporter
20 October 1910

The ranks of the Grand Army of the Republic are again thinned by the death of an honored member, Dyer F. Hall, who passed away at his home one mile northeast of town at 6 o'clock Tuesday morning Oct. 18. Death was due to arterio sclerosis; which is a hardening of the muscles of the heart and the arteries. It was the fore part of last March when the deceased realized that all was not right with him and that he needed the services of a physician. However medical skill could only delay the end, which was sure to come sooner or later. His age was 66 years, 8 months, and 14 days.

Dyer F Hall was born Feb. 4, 1844 at Brasher N. Y., and came with his parents to Iowa when he was 10 years old. He was married in 1865 to Miss Emma Barber. The young couple lived for one year in Luana, coming thence to Nashua, which place was his home up until the time of his death. At the breaking out of the war he enlisted in Co. G, 27th Iowa Infantry, which went out from this county, and served during the war with honor to himself, and to his country. He was the father of six children of whom three died during a scourge of diphtheria during the year of 1879, as follows: Walter, Nov. 20, Clara May, Nov. 22, and Ida Luella, Nov. 24. Another daughter, LuLu, died April 26, 1899. Besides the wife two children, Clarence and Martha are left to mourn.

The funeral is to be held from the home at 10:30 Friday morning, Rev. Kirwin officiating, and the interment will be in Oak Hill cemetery.

His widow Emma Hall filed for a pension on Oct. 31, 1910 in Iowa.

On the 1925 Iowa State Census, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Emma Hall was age 78, widowed, born New York. her father's name was Nathan Barber, born Rhode Island. Her mother's name was Betsey Norris, born New York. She was living with her daughter Martha Hall, age 41.

Emma (Barber) Hall (born Aug. 11, 1846), died July 18, 1925. She is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa.

Children of Dyer Hall and Emma Barber

  1. Clarence Hall b: abt Mar. 1869 in IA
  2. Walter Hall: b: abt. 1872 in IA d. Nov. 20, 1879 (cause of death Diphtheria)
  3. Ida Luella Hall: b: abt. 1874 in IA, died Nov. 24, 1879 (cause of death Diphtheria)
  4. Clara May Hall: b: abt. 1876 in IA, died Nov. 22, 1879 (cause of death Diphtheria)
  5. Lulu Hall b: abt. 1878 in IA, died April 26, 1899 (cause of death, ruptured Appendix)
  6. Martha Hall b: abt. Jan. 1883 in IA

Hall, Enoch Walter He was born June 28, 1840 in Brasher, New York. He was the son of John Scott Hall (1817 - Feb. 7, 1888) and Mary (Polly) Wait (Mar. 29, 1819 - Jan. 10. 1905). He married Ellen Clark on October 5, 1863 in Winneshiek County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). (Note: His cousin Newell Helms also served in Company G, 27th Iowa. Their mothers (Polly Wait and Pheobe Waite were sisters). His brothers Dyer Hall and Giles Hall also served in Company G.)

1850 Census Brasher, Saint Lawrence, New York, John Hall (age 34, carpenter and joiner, born VT), Polly Hall (age 30, born VT), Cynthia Hall (age 11, born New York), Enoch Hall (age 9, born New York), John E. Hall (age 8, born New York), Dyre Hall (age 6, born New York), Giles Hall (age 2, born New York) and Hollis Hall (age 11/12, born New York).

1856 Iowa State Census, Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: John S. Hall (age 38, born Vermont, carpenter), Polly Hall (age 36, born Vermont), Cynthia Hall (age 18, born N York), Enoc Hall (age 16, born N York), Dyre Hall (age 12, born N York), Giles Hall (age 9, born N York), Hollis Hall (age 7, born N York) and Darnlin Hall (age 3, born NY). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 1 year.

1860 Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: John S. Hall (age 43, millwright, born Vermont), Polly Hall (age 42, born Vermont), Ennuch Hall (age 20, farmer laborer, born New York), Dyer Hall (age 16, born New York), Giles Hall (age 13, born New York), Gilbert Hall (age 10, born New Hew York), Darwin Hall (age 7, born New York), Asa Hall (age 3, born Iowa), Maretta Hall (age 1, born Iowa) and Ellen Clark, (age 18, servant, born New York). (I do note that an Ellen Clark is listed with this family as a servant. -- Is this the Ellen Clark that Enoch married?)

1870 Census: Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Enoch Hall (age 30, line burner, born New York), Mary Hall (age 26, born Illinois), John Hall (age 7, born Iowa), Frank Hall (age 5, born Iowa) and Fanny Hall (age 2, born Iowa). (Note: there are some discrepancies here. I am not sure this is the right Enoch Hall. In 1880, there are children that are listed that should have been on the 1870 census AND none of the children on this census are on the 1880 census. PLUS different wife's name and place of birth. Since Enoch married Ellen Clark in 1863, I would have to rule out that this is a first wife. So my guess is, this is not the same person. Problem: there does not appear to be another Enoch Hall born about 1840 in New York. So if this is not him, who is it???

1880 Census, Murray, Alameda County, California: Enoch W. Hall, age 40, farmer, born NY), wife Ellen Hall (age 38, born NY), daughter Eathel J. Hall (age 13, born Iowa), son Horace R. Hall (age 11, born Iowa), daughter Olie Hall (age 9, born Iowa), daughter Fronia Hall (age 4, born Cal.) and servant Joseph J. Davis, (age 17, born Cal.).

Enoch W. Hall filed for a pension on March 25, 1891 in California.

He was on the California Voters Register from 1875 through 1898 (the latest year on record). His name was Enoch Walton Hall on the 1875 Voter Registration. All the rest had Enoch Walter Hall.

Residences contained in the Voter Registrations were: 1875, Livermore; 1885, Livermore:, 1890: Murray: 1892, Murray/Livermore; 1894: Murray/Livermore; 1898, Livermore. All in Alameda County, California.

1892 California Voters Register: Enoch Walter Hall (age 52, height: 5'8", dark complexion, gray eyes, gray hair, born New York, Farmer,

He was described as a carpenter part of the time and also as a farmer.

There is an Ellen Hall that died "Dec. 2, 1896, age 54, our mother". She is buried in Roselawn Memorial Park (AKA Old Masonic Cemetery), Livermore, Almeda County California. (note Find a Grave says Roselawn Cemetery). She would be the correct age to be Ellen Clark, wife of Enoch. Since Enoch was widowed in 1900, this may be her. Enoch was not listed.

1900 Census, Murray, Alameda County, California: Enoch W. Hall (born June 1840, age 59, widowed, born New York), daughter Eathel F. Conley (born Nov. 1867, age 32, married 7 years, 1 child born, 1 living, born Iowa), son Horace K. Hall (born May 1868 (age 32, divorced, born Iowa), daughter Adel E. Hall (born Mar. 1881, age 19, born California), and grandson Harry W. Conley (born Apr. 1894, age 6, born Cal).

There are some later years Voters Registration also (California, Voter Registrations, 1900 - 1968). Unfortunately they are grouped and I can't tell what years apply, so I have arranged them according to his age, and then computed the year based on his age and the year of his birth (1840). (The year in Italics at the end is my computation).

Almeda County, 1900 - 1902: Enoch Walter Hall, age 59, Livermore. (1900)
Santa Cruz County, 1900 - 1922: Enoch Walter Hall, age 61, Watsonville (1901)
Santa Cruz County, 1900 -1922: Enoch Walter Hall, age 64, Watsonville (1904)
Monterey County, 1900 - 1926: Enoch W. Hall, age 68, Retired, Monterey. (1908)

After I apparently found him in Monterey County in 1908, I found a person that will do look ups for Monterey County deaths (1887 - 1922), so I wrote to him. This was his response:

Elaine

Nothing in the Monterey County Death Index, but I found an Enich Hall died 15 May 1909 age 69, in Merced County in the California Death Index.

I could not find him in 1910 and Merced County is one county over from Monterey.

After I got the information above, I then found him on the California Death Index also. It showed: Enich W. Hall, age 69 years, County: 24, date of death: 5/15/09 State File Number: 09-15002 The counties are coded. County 24 = Merced County

Update: I found his Veteran's Administration Payment card. It shows his date of death as May 16, 1909, Monterey, California. So I am certain it is the right one.


Hall, Giles He was born Sept. 10, 1847 in Brasher, New York. He was the son of John Scott Hall (1817 - Feb. 7, 1888) and Mary (Polly) Wait (Mar. 29, 1819 - Jan. 10. 1905). (Note: His cousin Newell Helms also served in Company G, 27th Iowa. Their mothers (Polly Wait and Pheobe Waite were sisters. His brothers Enoch Hall and Dyer Hall also served in Company G.)

1850 Census Brasher, Saint Lawrence, New York, John Hall (age 34, carpenter and joiner, born VT), Polly Hall (age 30, born VT), Cynthia Hall (age 11, born New York), Enoch Hall (age 9, born New York), John E. Hall (age 8, born New York), Dyre Hall (age 6, born New York), Giles Hall (age 2, born New York) and Hollis Hall (age 11/12, born New York).

1856 Iowa State Census, Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: John S. Hall (age 38, born Vermont, carpenter), Polly Hall (age 36, born Vermont), Cynthia Hall (age 18, born N York), Enoc Hall (age 16, born N York), Dyre Hall (age 12, born N York), Giles Hall (age 9, born N York), Hollis Hall (age 7, born N York) and Darnlin Hall (age 3, born NY). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 1 year.

1860 Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: John S. Hall (age 43, millwright, born Vermont), Polly Hall (age 42, born Vermont), Ennuch Hall (age 20, farmer laborer, born New York), Dyer Hall (age 16, born New York), Giles Hall (age 13, born New York), Gilbert Hall (age 10, born New Hew York), Darwin Hall (age 7, born New York), Asa Hall (age 3, born Iowa), Maretta Hall (age 1, born Iowa) and Ellen Clark, (age 18, servant, born New York).

1870 Census: Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa: John S. Hall (age 53, farmer, born Vermont), Polly Hall (age 51, born Vermont), Giles Hall (age 22, farmer laborer, born NY), Gilbert Hall (age 21, farm laborer, born NY), Darwin Hall (age 16, born NY), Asa Hall (age 13, born Iowa), Margett Hall (age 11, born Iowa), Willett Hall (age 9, born Iowa) and May Belle Hall (age 6, born Iowa).

Giles Hall died Nov. 2, 1872 at Riverton, Iowa. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa.

His mother Polly Hall filed for a pension on June 2, 1882.


Hanchett, John He was born about 1826 in New York. He was the son of Jonah Hanchett (June 19, 1791 - Dec. 24, 1861) and Anna Pangborn ( 1805 - ?) He married Lucinda Burns in 1856. He married second Harriet Generva Loomis on Jan. 26, 1887.

1850 Census: Wheatland, Kenosha County, Wisconsin: George S. Hanchett (age 28, farmer, born New York), Eben F Hanchett (age 29, farmer, born New York) Rachael Hanchett (age 33, born New York), Mortimer Eaton (age 21, born Ohio) and John H. Hanchett (age 23, farmer, born New York.)

1860 Census, Ulster, Floyd County, Iowa: John H. Hanchett (age 34, farmer, born Ohio), Lucinda Hanchett (age 40, born New York) and Edgar Hanchett (age 6, born New York).

1870 Census: Ulster, Floyd County, Iowa; John Hanchett (age 44, farmer, born New York), Lucinda Hanchett (age 49, born New York), Edgar E. Persons (age 16, born New York), Adell Hall (age 13, born Wisconsin), John Hanchett (age 7, born Wisconsin) and Olivia Hall (age 35, housekeeping, born New York.). Ebenezer Hanchett and family lived next door.

1880 Census: Ulster, Floyd County, Iowa: John Hanchett (age 54, born New York, farmer), wife Lucinda Hanchett (age 59, born NY), son John H. Hanchett (age 17, works on farm, born Wis.).

1890 Veterans Census, Clinton Miner County, South Dakota: John Hanchett, Corp., Co. G. 27th Iowa Inft. Date of Enlistment: Aug. 25, 1862. Date of Discharge Aug. 8, 1865. Length of Service: 2 years, 11 months, 12 days. Post Office Address; Roswell, Miner Co., S. Dak. Disability Incurred: Deafness and injury to shoulder.

John Hanchett died June 6, 1894 at Roswell, South Dakota (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Howard, Miner County, South Dakota.

Headstones provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans: John Hanchett, Pvt, Co. G., 27th Regt, Iowa Vols. Cemetery: Graceland at Howard, Miner County, South Dakota. Date of Death June 7, 1894

His widow G. Hanchett filed for a pension on June 19, 1894 in South Dakota.


Harris, John He was born about 1818 in Ohio. He married Jane Robinson.

He filed for a pension on Oct. 8, 1877.

1850 Census, Sweetland, Muscatine County, Iowa: Jane Harris (age 36, born Indiana), Sarah Ann Harris (age 17, born Indiana), Eliza Ann Harris (age 12, born Indiana), Louisa Harris (age 8, born Illinois) and William Trager (age 23, cabinet maker, born Ohio). Note: I am not 100% sure this is the correct family. The names and ages fit, but not the place of birth).

1856 Iowa State Census, Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Jane Harris (age 44, born Ohio), Eliza Ann Harris (age 17, born Iowa), Louisa Harris (age 13, born Iowa), Mary Jane Harris (age 4, born Iowa), John Blackburn (age 25, born Ohio) and Cynthia Blackburn (age 18, born NY). Jane Harris had been in the state of Iowa for 23 years.

1860 Census, Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: John Harris (age 51, cabinet maker, born Ohio), Jane Harris (age 45, born Ohio), Louisa Harris (age 17, born Iowa), Mary Harris (age 10, born Iowa) and William White (age 24, farmer, born PA).

1870 Census, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa: John Harris (age 68, housebuilder, born Vir.), Jane Harris (age 56, born Ohio).

1880 Census, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa: John Harris (age 76, carpenter, born Vir.), wife Jane Harris (age 61, born Ohio), grandson George White (age 18, born Iowa).

John Harris is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lot 14, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa: No dates, but he died before Aug. 25, 1881.

His widow Jane Harris filed for a pension on Aug. 25, 1881.


Haven, Silas W. He was born March 3, 1826 in Ludlow, Windsor County, Vermont. He was the son of Solomon Haven (Sept. 25, 1799 - Oct. 21, 1873) and Charlotte Tower (Feb. 15, 1803 - Apr. 22, 1893). He married Sarah Jane Knapp on Dec. 30, 1849 in Winnebago County, Illinois (County Court Records at Rockford Ill.). She was the daughter of Ransom Knapp (Oct. 11, 1804 - 1850) and Laura W. Morris (1805 - Jan. 1860). Her sister Susan Knapp married Frederick Muhm, who also served in Company G, 27th Iowa.

S. W. Haven: Furniture dealer, and one of the prominent business men of Rockford, is a native of Ludlow, Windsor County, Vt., born March 3, 1826. He was educated in his native State, and resided there until twenty years of age, when he went to Pennsylvania, and two years later removed to Winnebago County, Ill. He resided there seven years, and in 1855 came to Floyd County, Ia. Since 1856 he has been a resident of Rockford Township. He followed the carpenter's trade chiefly until 1876, when he embarked in his present business, and has met with flattering success. He served as Township Clerk for about ten years, and was elected Justice of the Peace in 1878, and has held the office to the present time. He was married in 1849, to Sarah Jane Knapp, who was born in 1829. Three children have blessed this union, viz.: Ella J., born in September 1850; Emmett M., March 30, 1854, and Laura O., Jan. 22, 1860. Mr. Haven enlisted Aug. 21, 1862 in the Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry, and served until Aug. 8, 1865, when he was mustered out at Clinton, Ia. He participated in many of the hard fought battles of the war, and though often where shot and shell fell thickest, escaped unhurt. He is a member of the regular Baptist church, and in politics is a Republican, and a Prohibitionist.

(Floyd County, Iowa Rockford Township Biographies, Source: History of Floyd County, Iowa, 1882, Page 914)

A couple of years ago (2010) I was contacted by Brian Miller who was compiling a book of letters written by Silas W. Haven. I found his book on Amazon.com. It is called "A Punishment on the nation" an Iowa Soldier Endures the Civil War" by Brian Craig Miller. The description is below.


Private Silas W. Haven, a native New Englander transplanted to Iowa, enlisted in 1862 to fight in a war that he believed was God's punishment for the sin of slavery. Only through the war's purifying bloodshed, thought Haven, could the nation be redeemed and the Union saved. Marching off to war with the 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, Haven left behind his wife Jane and their three young children. Over the course of four years, he wrote her nearly two hundred letters, collected here for the first time.

Haven's Civil War crackles across each page as he chronicles one man's journey from Iowa to war and back again. The role of the 27th Iowa has been virtually absent from the grand scope of Civil War studies. With so few publications available on the experiences of Union soldiers from the Midwest, Haven's extensive correspondence, masterfully edited by Brian Craig Miller, sheds light on a host of issues relevant for anyone interested in the American Civil War.

Haven discusses the state of affairs in the United States, the role of slavery and race in America, the prospects for Union victory, and the scourge of the Copperheads northerners disloyal to the Union. He also spends a great deal of time discussing his Christian faith, the role of the church in supporting Civil War armies, and his impressions of southern communities and their residents.

Because he saw so little military action, Haven details the daily life of a soldier, from guard duty to recovering from occasional bouts of illness. He worries about pay, food, getting news, and his comrades. He talks about his encounters with officers and fellow soldiers and his views on Civil War rumors being spread among the men.

Haven also checks on his wife and small children through his letters. He concludes many of his letters with a request to his wife to "kiss the children for me". Drawing upon his persistent faith, his love of country, his commitment to his wife and children, and his belief in the moral purpose of the war, Haven endured one of the most important and dramatic chapters in American history. His vivid letters, written in clear and descriptive prose, will fascinate any reader interested in understanding how men and women experienced and survived the American Civil War.

1850 Census: Harlem, Winnebago, Illinois: Silas W. Haven (age 24, farmer, born Vermont and Sarah J. Haven (age 20, born NY). They were living next door to Solomon Haven (age 57), Charlotte Haven (age 48) and 8 siblings.

1856 Iowa State Census; Union, Floyd County, Iowa: Silas W. Haven (age 30, born Vermont, carpenter), Sarah J. Haven (age 27, born PA), Ella J. Haven (age 5, born Ill), Silas E. M. Haven (age 2, born Ill.) The family had been in the state of Iowa for less than 1 year.

1860 Census: Union, Floyd County, Iowa: Silas W. Haven (age 34, carpenter, born Vermont), Sarah J. Haven (age 31, born Pennsylvania), Ella J. Haven (age 9, born Ill.), Silas E. M. Haven (age 5, born Ill), and Olin Haven (age 6/12, born Iowa)

1870 Census, Rockford, Floyd County, Iowa: Silas W. Haven (age 44, carpenter, born Vermont), Sarah J. Haven (age 42, born NY), Ella J. Haven (age 19, teaching, born Ill), Emmett M. Haven (age 16, born Illinois).

Sarah Jane (Knapp) Haven died April 9, 1871 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford Township, Floyd County, Iowa.. (WPA Cemetery Records). Online family trees have a date of death of Apr. 19, 1870.

1880 Census; Rockford, Floyd County, Iowa: Silas W. Haven (age 54, widower, furniture dealer, born Vermont), daughter Ella J. Haven (age 29, school teacher, born Illinois), boarder Frank B. Hazen (age 21, Blacksmith, born Wisconsin) and boarder May Hazen (age 22, housekeeper, born Wisconsin).

1885 Iowa State Census: Rockford, Floyd County, Iowa: S. W. Haven (Church Street, age 59, widowed, merchant, born VT.)

Silas W. Haven died April 11, 1893 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford Township, Floyd County, Iowa. (Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans).


Hayes, Samuel S. He was born about 1836 in Maine. He was the son of James and Phebe Hayes. He married Lucy J. Young on June 26, 1856 in Floyd County Iowa. (Early Marriages in Floyd County, Iowa)

1856 Iowa State Census: St. Charles, Floyd County, Iowa: Samuel Hayes (age 25, farmer, born Maine).

1870 Census, Shirley Cloud County, Kansas: Samuel Hayes (age 44, farmer, born Maine, Jane Hayes (age 36, born Maine), Cleophas Hayes (age 12, born Illinois), Abraham Hayes (age 9, born Illinois), Nettie Hayes (age 6, born Iowa), Richard A. Hayes (age 4, born Iowa) and Phebe J. Hayes (age 2/12, born Missouri, born April. They were living next door to William Hayes (age 27, born Maine and his family). Living next to William was James Hayes (age 70, born New Hampshire) and Phebe Hayes (age 64, born Maine).

1880 Census, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Samuel Hays (age 46, widowed, servant, laborer, cannot read or write, born Maine). He was listed in the household of Joseph Heaes.

1885 Iowa State Census, Burr Oak, Mitchell County, Iowa: Samuel Hase, (age 48, married, Inmate of County Poor House, born Maine.). There was no wife listed with him.

Samuel S. Hayes died April 29, 1886 and is buried in Osage Cemetery, Mitchell County, Iowa, Lot 252

His Widow Lucy J. Woodbury filed for a pension On Nov. 1, 1902 in South Dakota. A Pension was filed for a minor James E. Hayes on June 3, 1895 in South Dakota. I found a Lucy J. Woodbury on the 1900 Census in South Dakota. She had been married for 16 years. She said she was the mother of 13 children with 8 still living. Lucy J. (Young) Hayes and Sidney Woodbury were obviously married before Samuel S. Hayes died. They had two children born: Jennie Coral Woodbury born May 20, 1883, daughter of Sidney Erwin Woodbury and Lucy Jane Young. And Albert Lee Woodbury, born Feb. 5, 1885, son of Sidney Erwin Woodbury and Lucy Jane Young. (Moody County, South Dakota, Birth Records W-Z)


Helms, Newell He was born Oct. 25, 1841 in Franklin County, New York. He was the son of James Helms (August 7, 1817 - Nov. 27, 1896) and Pheobe Waite (May 2, 1820 - Mar. 28, 1860). He married Esther Jane Carlton on Sept. 1, 1875 in Dickinson County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). She was the daughter of Samuel Pillsbury (July 12, 1802 - Oct. 29, 1888) and Elizabeth Ann Latta (Mar. 17, 1809 - July 13, 1883). She was previously married to George W. Carlton. Note: Newell Helms' mother Phoebe Wait was a sister to Polly Wait. Polly Wait was married to John Scott Hall and was the mother of three of his cousins that served in Company G, 27th Iowa: Dyer Hall, Enoch Hall and Giles Hall.

1850 Census, Brasher, St. Lawrence, New York, James Helms (age 30, male, laborer, born VT), Phebe Helms (age 30, female, born VT), Newell Helms (age 8, male, born New York), Belinda Helms (age 6, female, born New York), Titus Helms, (age 2, male, born New York)

1860 Census, Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa, James Helms (age 42, male, farmer, born Vermont), Newell Helms (age 19, male, laborer, born New York) Belinda Helms (age 16, female, born New York), Titus Helms (age 13, male, born New York), Emily Helms (age 10, female, born New York), Justin Helms (age 8, male, born New York), Henry Helms (age 6, male, born New York), Olive Bartlett (age 22, female, servant, born Canada)

1870 Census, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa, James Helms (age 53, male, white, farmer, 3790, 1025, born Vermont), Sarah Helms (age 46, female, white, housekeeper, born New York), Newell Helms (age 28, male, white, farmer, born New York), Justin Helms (age 18, male, white, at home, born New York), and Henry Helms (age 16, male, white, at home, born New York)

1880 Census, Center Grove, Dickinson County, Iowa, Newell Helms (age 39, married, farmer, born NY), wife Esther Helms (age 40, married, keeping house, born Wis.), stepson Albert Carlton (age 14, born Iowa), daughter Syrena Helms (age 3, born Iowa) and son Harold P. Helms (age 10/12, born Aug, born Iowa).

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living In Iowa: 27th Iowa: Newell Helms, Sergeant, Co. G., Post Office Address: Okoboji (Dickinson County).

1885 Iowa State Census, Center Grove, Dickinson County, Iowa, Newell Helms (Township 99, Range 26, Section 22, NE 4 of 36 4, age 43, male, married, farming, born New York, father and mother not foreign born, Subject to Military Duty: M, able to read), Esther J. Helms (age 43, female, married, keeping house, born Wisconsin, mother and father not foreign born), Syrena Helms (age 8, female, born Dickinson County, Iowa), Harry P. Helms (age 5, male, born Dickinson county, Iowa) and Rollin N. Helms (age 0, male, born Dickinson County, Iowa.)

Newell Helms received word to his father, James Helms, was very sick in the eastern part of the state. He took the Friday train to see him.

Spirit Lake Beacon February 12, 1892


DIED

Helms, at Nashua, Iowa, November 27, James Helms, age 79 years.

Deceased was a well-known and much respected resident of this County, having owned and lived upon what is now known as the Allen farm near Arnolds Park. As a citizen and neighbor he acted well his part and his departure from the community was much regretted.

Deceased was born in Vermont. At the age of 12 he removed to New York with his parents, and in 1855 made a home in Chickasaw County, Iowa. In 1872 he became a resident of this County, remaining until about 10 years ago, when he returned to Nashua. His first wife, the mother of nine children, died in 1860, and his second companion died a few years since. Seven children survive, only one of whom, Newell Helms, is now a resident of this County. Deceased was for more than 40 years a member of the Methodist Church.

The death of Uncle James Helms is much regretted among the old neighbors.

Spirit Lake Beacon December 18, 1896

The Center Grove caucus Saturday afternoon was organized by electing R. A. Smith, chairman, H. H. Buck, secretary, and B. B. Van Steenburg and W. A. Lyman, tellers. The polls were held open two hours and there were 237 votes cast. The following gentlemen were elected delegates to the county convention by a vote of 160: W. F. Carlton, Newell Helms, Nelson Taylor, M. J. Smith, Samuel L. Pillsbury, Joseph Austin, L. G. Francis, A. Kingman, G. P. Hopkins, W. A. Siddall, Henry Arthur, F. C. Sergeant, H. W. Reeves, H. J. Brownell, F. W. Barron, Henry Kettleson, George K. Wann, F. F. Roblin, H. Baxter, C. H. Copley, Frank Wright.

Spirit Lake Beacon, August 6, 1897


Dora Swan has now lost over 60 hogs, and Newell Helms, Mr. Ferguson and others of his neighbors have had losses. It is a pretty good plan to market the hogs that are in a marketable condition.

Spirit Lake Beacon, October 22, 1897

Esther Jane (Pillsbury, Carlton) Helms died Jan 21, 1898 and is buried in Okoboji Cemetery, Spirit Lake, Dickinson County, Iowa.

Submitted by:
Sharon K. Hesebeck

The Spirit Lake Beacon (Dickinson County, Iowa)
1/28/1898

Died

HELMS, in this township, January 21st of heart failure, Esther Jane Helms, wife of Newell Helms, age 58 years.

Death came to this good wife and mother without warning. She had not been in good health for years, though able to be about and attend to many household duties. The night previous to her death she suffered some, but felt better in the morning. She ate dinner with the family as usual, after which, before leaving the table, she threw back her head, gasped, and all was over. Thus a loving and lovable wife and mother was summoned to her reward so suddenly that those dear to her within speaking distance could not be bidden good-bye.

Esther Jane Pillsbury was born in Troy, Wisconsin, and at the age of six years moved with her parents to Winnebago County, Illinois, where she resided until 1863, when the family settled on the old homestead at Okoboji. She taught of number of terms of school in this county and in 1865 married George B. Carlton, from which union one son was born, Allie E., who resides in this county. In 1875 she united in marriage with the husband who now survives her, unto whom four children were born: Mrs. Fred La Doux, Harry and Rollin Helms, aged eighteen and thirteen, respectively, and Pearl, who died in infancy. Three brothers, Samuel L. W. F. and S. O. Pillsbury, all residents of the county and one sister, Mrs. H. J. Bennett, of Des Moines, are the chief mourners outside of the immediate members of the family.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. F.L. Moore, of Milford at the Warner Chapel Sunday, and the remains were laid to rest in the Okoboji cemetery.


AN INHERITANCE LEFT

Editors of Beacon: the La Doux - Warner neighborhood is in mourning over the loss of the late Mrs. Newell Helms. Though Mrs. Helms has been sick for eight years, the final heartbeat with which her suffering ended last Friday, as in many instances of a quiet beautiful life, just begins to show itself in the full worth to the family and friends. Her calm quiet force of character has been building in the years past for a future--not alone for a future life of her own--but the future of husband and children in particular, and for friends and neighbors in general.

In the home, not positive as to what were her rights from the children and family, but firm as to what character resulted from acts, habits, and motives; in the community and neighborhood, not finding fault at the first mistake or misstep of the individual before the public eye at a particular time, but carefully weighing the general and special trend of that person's efforts in passing judgment with a friendly hope for the person and a feeling of love for the community and its interests for the Great Judge, she furnished a silent power in the community that aided in harmonizing for Christian love and duty.

It is fair to intimate that this inheritance of a noble character left her children, inborn and inbred, is the noblest legacy, and rightly improved and righteously increased, will bring these children the greatest fortune the blessings of God bestows upon any - a goodly and pure life here, and a heavenly home with a heavenly reunion.

The suffering of these years was born with a patience, a calmness, a resignation to her lot and that won the love and sympathy of friends and family. And it is said that the husband and children have shown the faithfulness for the wife and mother that makes the parting more tender and ensures the heavenly reunion more loving. The real verdict publicly felt upon this occasion, is that character building far exceeds the value of houses and lands, and that the community loses a noble woman, the husband a true wife, the children a loving and pure mother, and heaven receives a soul for which a mansion has been long and well prepared.


CARD OF THANKS

We desire to thank all our neighbors and friends, who, after the death and at the funeral of dear wife and mother, rendered such tender and loving assistance and sympathy.

Newell Helms and family

1900 Census, Center Grove, Dickinson County, Iowa. Newell Helms (born Oct. 1841, age 58, widowed, born New York, father born Vermont, mother born New York, farmer), son Harry P. Helms (born Aug. 1879, age 20, son, born Iowa, father born New York, mother born Wisconsin, school teacher), son Rollin N. Helms (born Aug, 1884, age 15, single, born Iowa, father born New York, mother born Wisconsin, at school), Housekeeper Julia Cook, (born April 1861, age 39, widows, 2 children, 2 living, born Norway), Bertha Cook (born Mar. 1887, age 13, single, born Iowa), and boarder Floyd Cook (born April 1893, age 7 single, born Iowa.)

There being no contest, the vote at the Republican caucus in this Township Saturday was very light. Delegates were elected as follows;

A. E. Rector, A. W. Osborne, H. H. Campbell, Andrew Beck, S. A. Holcomb, Peter Fitzpatrick, Morgan Thomas, C. H. Copley, M. J. Smith, O. S. Jones, A.O.. Stevens, A. C. McKinney, Newell Helms, F. H. Daley, E. O. Henderson, E. E. O'Farrell, Aaron Thomson, Charles Linder, P. E. Narey, P. S. Mott, H. M. Buck, E. E. Carter, Wm Bellman, M. N. Munson.

Spirit Lake Beacon, May 16, 1902


Newell Helms will have a sale in the near future, when he will move to Spirit Lake. Newell has a lot immediately east of L. C. Lemon's residence, on which he contemplates building a home in the not far distant future.

Spirit Lake Beacon, September 18, 1903


John Mick sold his residence property in the southeast part of town to Newell Helms. This will make Mr. Helms a very comfortable and pleasant home.

Spirit Lake Beacon, December 4, 1903


Newell Helms has built a neat little barn on the residence property recently purchased from John Mick. Newell will move to town in a short time.

Spirit Lake Beacon December 11, 1903


Newell Helms has purchased the Eychaner oil delivery business. Mr. Helms will give good service in this connection.

Spirit Lake Beacon, April 29, 1904


Real Estate Transfers

J. C. Longshore to Newell Helms, w 60 ft of the E 120 ft lots 1 and 2, blk 7, Osborne's Addition, Spirit Lake; $150

Nancy R. Mick to Newell Helms, lot 5 blk 5, Maple's Addition Spirit Lake; $1300

Spirit Lake Beacon, July 22, 1904


Newell Helms has sold his St. Bernard dog to a Des Moines man for a snug sum.

Spirit Lake Beacon August 5, 1904


Real Estate Transfers

Newell Helms to May L. Lemon, W 60 feet of E 130 feet lots 1 and 2, blk 7, Osborne's Addition to Spirit Lake. $150

Spirit Lake Beacon, August 12, 1904


The following new phones have been added recently. Dr. Schultz, office, 39; Newell Helms, residence, 131; George Miller, residence, 132, W. H. Alton, residence, 133.

Spirit Lake Beacon, November 4, 1904


Newell Helms desires it understood that during this cold weather and bad roads he will deliver oil on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays only.

Spirit Lake Beacon, February 17, 1905


Newell Helms team took a sprint up Hill Street Monday with the oil delivery wagon. No damage was done.

Spirit Lake Beacon, April 7, 1905


Newell Helms received word Tuesday from Nashua that his brother, Titus, had been seriously injured. He sustained injuries to his hip which will cripple him for life.

Spirit Lake Beacon, January 18, 1907


Newell Helms returned Saturday from Nashua, where he was called last week by the death of his brother, Justin. Deceased was 54 years of age and was a resident of this county from 1873 until about 1887. He built the first house in what is commonly known as Pin Hook addition, Milford. For the past four years he's been an inmate of the insane asylum at Independence. Justin Helms was of a jovial disposition and will be kindly remembered by the old settlers of the county.

Spirit Lake Beacon, February 15, 1907


Newell Helms is number 350 in the Brule reservation land drawing. The date of entry is set for October 28. Newell will investigate the matter and see if he can get a homestead worth the trouble and expense necessary to secure title.

Spirit Lake Beacon October 18, 1907


Newell Helms went to South Dakota this week to look up his chance for securing a good homestead in the Brule reservation. His number is 350.

Spirit Lake Beacon October 25, 1907


This was an article regarding court proceedings. I only typed the paragraph that pertained to Newell Helms.

COURT PROCEEDINGS

Proceedings of the Board Of Supervisors of Dickinson County, Iowa, at Their Adjourned January 1908 Session.

Spirit Lake, Iowa, February 3, 1908

The matter of janitor for the courthouse was taken up and bids submitted were opened and are as follows;

Bing Smith, $35
Wm. Pierce, $40
C. H. Wylder, $10
W. A. Weed, $40
Newell Helms, $33
W.. J. Loomis $35, and live in basement, otherwise $50
Cap Klein, $45

After due consideration the bid of Bing Smith was accepted and the auditor instructed to enter into contract with him for the faithful performance of his work

Spirit Lake Beacon, February 14, 1908


Spirit Lake joined with Winget Post G. A. R. and the Women's Relief Corps Decoration Day in appropriately observing the date as contemplated by statute and accepted throughout the nation as a time for suspending labor and business activities and paying loving tribute to the country's defenders and dear friends who rest under the green mounds in Lakeview Cemetery. Each succeeding Decoration Day the column of brave boys who fought and bled on southern battlefields is shorter and the line more unsteady. Less than a score were in the procession Saturday, and their unsteady step told plainer than words that only a few brief years remain in which to pay honor to the living scattered fragments of the Great Army which preserved the union in the early sixties. Their remaining days should so far as possible be shielded from care and suffering and their devotion to the flag kept fresh in the memory of future generations.

The stage and opera house was beautifully decorated and the singing and s peaking impressive. Post Commander Newell Helms presided. Selection by the band and a sextet were followed with a prayer particularly suited to the occasion, by Reverend J. A. Kettle. The band and sextet again rendered selections that were well received. In introducing Reverend L. F. McCray, the main speaker of the afternoon, Mayor Fritz spoke briefly on the sacredness of the day and the manner in which it should be observed. Reverend McCray talked for about an hour. He touchingly reviewed the great war and its awful effects and later blessings, giving full credit to the rank and file who wear the bronze button for the victory won in behalf of equal rights and a united country. The audience was dismissed after singing America and the usual services were conducted at the cemetery. Flowers were scattered in profusion in memory of the dear ones in the silent city on the hill.

Spirit Lake Beacon June 5, 1908


DIRECTORY OF THE SPIRIT LAKE TELEPHONE EXCHANGE

CITY LIST

Following is a list of our city subscribers. These subscribers have a direct connection with 160 farms in this trade territory, and the only direct toll line connection which gives them the privilege of reaching over 26,000 cities, towns and villages. As the new directories will not be completed for a few days it is advisable to cut out this list for temporary reference. List of rural subscribers will be published next week.

131, Helms Newell, residence

The list was quite long. I only included the number for Newell Helms.

Spirit Lake Beacon January 21, 1909


Saturday afternoon Postmaster Stapleton examined a class of ten as to their efficiency to enter the government services as rural mail carriers. Following is the list, all of whom are residents of Spirit Lake: Guy Savage, Arthur McKinney, M. C. Davis, Ezra Thornton, Henry Fronck, A. D. Gray, G. L. Webb, Earl Robinson, Verona Smith, Newell Helms.

Spirit Lake Beacon April 23, 1909


Newell Helms returned Friday from the week's visit with his son Harry at Lakeview. He will soon go to Crocker, South Dakota, to spend the summer with the Allie Carlton family.

Spirit Lake Beacon, July 8, 1910

1910 Census, Spring Valley, Clark County, South Dakota. Albert E. Carlton (age 44, married 1 time for 22 years, born Iowa, Farmer,), wife Ada Carlton (age 46, married 1 time for 22 years, 4 children, 4 living, born Iowa), daughter Pearl Carlton (age 18, born Iowa) daughter Ruth Carlton (age 17, born Iowa), son-in-law Clinton J. Murry (age 25, married 1 time for 0 years, born Iowa, Carpenter, House), daughter (wife) Hazel Murray (age 21, married 1 time for 0 years, born Iowa) boarder Ralph S. Murray (wd, Carpenter, House), hired man Newell Helms, (age 68, wd, born NY, father born Vermont, mother born Vermont, Speak English, Laborer, General Farm, Can read and write), hired man William C. Dundo (age 29, single), Hired man Harry Calking (age 22, single), boarder Rolan Helms (age 25, single, born Iowa, mechanic, auto repair shop)

Newell Helms of Crocker, South Dakota, arrived in Spirit Lake last week.

Spirit Lake Beacon December 16, 1910


Newell Helms, a former Dickinson County resident, but now of Crocker, South Dakota, is visiting at Spirit Lake.

Milford Mail, December 22, 1910


Newell Helms is quite seriously sick with progressive paralysis. He is with his daughter, Mrs. F. W. La Doux. His sons, Harry and Rollin, came Saturday, Harry from Lakeview, Iowa, and Rollin from Crocker, South Dakota. Allie Carlton came Tuesday from Crocker, South Dakota.

Spirit Lake Beacon March 23, 1911


Newell Helms is improving slowly.

Spirit Lake Beacon March 30, 1911

Newell Helms died May 9, 1911 and is buried in Okoboji Cemetery, Spirit Lake, Dickinson County, Iowa.

Newell Helms Dead

The news which came to his sister, Mrs. S. H. Noble, yesterday morning, that Newell Helms had passed away at his home in Spirit Lake a few hours before, came as a shock to his relatives and friends in Nashua, for when he visited here in February he was hale and hearty and said he never felt better in his life. The past few weeks he hadn't been feeling well but the end came rather suddenly, due to paralysis.

Thus one more of the Company G, 27th Iowa Infantry boys has reported to the Great Commander for eternity's service, and now all who are left from the company which went out from this vicinity are only enough to form a small sized squad. Mr. Helms, we were told by one of the boys, was one of the best soldiers in the whole Regiment.

Mr. and Mrs. Noble and daughter, Mrs. E. O. Baumbach went to Spirit Lake yesterday to attend the funeral, which is held sometime today.

The Nashua Reporter, Nashua, Iowa, Thursday, May 11, 1911

Submitted by
Sharon K. Hesebeck

The Spirit Lake Beacon (Dickinson County, Iowa)
May 18, 1911

Newell Helms Newell Helms was born in Franklin Co., New York, October 25, 1841, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. W. LaDoux, near Spirit Lake, May 9, 1911, age 70 years, 5 months and 15 days. In 1855 he came to Iowa and settled at Nashua. While a citizen of that place he enlisted with Co. G, 27th Iowa Infantry on August 12, 1862 and three years later, August 8, 1865 was discharged as Sargent. He was at that time but 20 years of age. He came to Dickinson county in 1872 and settled on a homestead southwest of town in Center Grove township. In September he was married to Esther J. Pillsbury in the famous old log cabin at Arnolds Park, and to them were born four children, two daughters and two sons; one daughter Pearl Estella dying in infancy.

Mrs. Helms died in 1898. He leaves to mourn his death one daughter, Mrs. F. W. LaDoux, of Spirit Lake, two sons, H. P. Helms of Lakeview, and R. N. Helms and one stepson A. E. Carlton of Crocker, S.D., besides a sister, Mrs. S. H. Noble, of Nashua, Iowa and two brothers, Henry Helms, of Fulton, Missouri, and James Helms of Montana.

Mr. Helms was one of the pioneers of Iowa, locating in this state before the war and following the civilization westward passing the last thirty-eight years in Dickinson county. He was a member of the Local G. A .R. Post and the M. E. Church, and was a gentleman held in the highest esteem by his many friends and acquaintances.

The funeral serves were conducted by Rev. J. A. Kettle, of Belmond, a former pastor of this place. The remains were interred besides those of his wife and daughter in the Okoboji cemetery at Arnolds Park.

The relatives in attendance at the funeral were: R. N. Helms and A. E. Carlton of Crocker, S. D., H. P Helms of Lakeview, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Noble and daughter of Nashua, Henry Babcock of Movile and daughter, Mrs. Carney, of Windom, Minn.

Iowa Cemetery Records: Newell Helms, Death Date: May 9, 1911, Page #: 25, Birth Date: 1841, Cemetery: Okoboji, Level Info: Grave Records of Dickinson County, Iowa.


Hettinger, Perry Franklin He was born Sept 7, 1845 in Illinois. He was the son of Alexander Hettinger and Temperance Allison (1826 - Sept. 19, 1889). He married Esther Purdy on March 18, 1868 in Floyd County, Iowa (Early Marriages in Floyd County, Iowa).

This biography is for Horace Green who married the mother of Perry Franklin Hettinger.

Horace L. Green, farmer; post office Charles City, was born Feb 18, 1818, in New York. He is the son of Amos and Olive (Miller) Green, natives of Massachusetts and New York. They came to Iowa many years ago and died in this county. Amos was a soldier of the war of 1812. Horace was educated in New York, by three day's schooling only. He followed farming until twenty-one years of age, then went upon the lakes and canal, where he worked seven years; he was pilot and wheelsman. In 1847 he married Temperance Hettinger. She was the widow of Alex. Hettinger, by whom she had two children - Mary, wife of A.J. Allison, of Minneapolis; Franklin, who served three years in the army and now lives in Cedar Township. Her father was a soldier in the Black Hawk war and died, as did his wife, in Floyd County, Iowa, where they were old settlers. Horace came to Iowa in 1855, and bought his present farm of 180 acres of land, which is finely improved; he lives on section 5, Niles township. This union has been blessed with five children - A. O., born March 26, 1848, married; Samuel V., Oct. 17, 1852, married; Laura, deceased; Eva, May 25, 1861, wife of James Sultiff, of Minneapolis; Stacy E. born May 26, 1864. Mr. and Mrs. Green are members of the Wesleyan Methodist church. Mr. Green has held several of the township offices and has faithfully performed his duties; he is also director and stockholder in the county fair. He votes the Republican ticket.

(Niles Township Biographies, History of Floyd county, Iowa, 1882., Page 834)

1850 Census: York, Green County, Wisconsin: Horace Green (age 32, born New York), Temperance Green (age 25, born Illinois), Andrew Green (age 1, born Wisconsin), Mary Hethinger (age 8, born Ill), and Franklin Hethinger (age 5, born Illinois).

1860 Census: Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: Horace Green (age 42, born New York), Temperance Green (age 34, born Illinois), Mary Green (age 17, born Illinois), Franklin Green (age 15, born Illinois), Andrew Green (age 11, born Wisconsin), and Samuel Green (age 7, born Wisconsin).

1870 Census: Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: Perry F. Hettinger, (age 24, farmer, born Wis.), Ester Hettinger (age 22, born Canada) and B. G. Hettinger (age 1, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Charles, Floyd County, Iowa: P. Frank Hettinger (age 34, livery stableman, born Illinois), wife Esther Hettinger (age 34, born Pennsylvania), son Gilbert F. Hettinger (age 11, born Iowa), son Andrew K. Hettinger (age 7, born Iowa), daughter Catharine Hettinger (age 2, born Iowa), son George Hettinger (age 1, born Apr, born Iowa), sister Mary M. Dawley (age 36, widowed, born Illinois), nephew Franklin F. Dawley (age 15, born Iowa), and niece Ida T. Dawley (age 10, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Cedar, Floyd County, Iowa: Perry F. Hettinger (Section 96, Range 16, Section 1, SW 1/4, age 39, farmer, born Illinois), wife Esther Hettinger (age 37, born Canada), Gilbert Hettinger (age 15, born Floyd County, Iowa), A. K. Hettinger (age 12, born Floyd County, Iowa), Kate M. Hettinger (age 10, born Floyd County, Iowa), Grace Hettinger (age 7, born Floyd County, Iowa) and George D. Hettinger (age 4, born Floyd County, Iowa). There also appeared to be family by the name of Klohn living with them.

1890 Veterans Census: Wallace, Lincoln County, Nebraska: Perry F. Hettinger, Private, Co. G. 27 Ia. Inf. Date of Enlistment: 11, Aug, 1862. Date of Discharge: 8 Aug, 1865. Length of Service: 2 years, 11 months, 27 days. Post Office Address: Wallace, Nebraska. Note there was also a Andrew J. Allison listed just under Perry F. Hettinger. Is this his sister's husband?

1900 Census: West Weiser, Washington County, Idaho Perry F. Hettinger (born Sept. 1847, age 52, married 31 years, born Illinois, farmer), wife Esther (born Oct, 1848, age 51, married 31 years, 5 children born, 5 still living, born Canada), daughter Grace Hettinger (born Mar. 1878, age 22, born Iowa), son George Hettinger (born May 1880, age 20, born Iowa), son-in-law Norman Jackson (born Jan. 1868, age 39, married 9 years), daughter Katherine Jackson (born Apr. 1876, age 24, married 9 years, 0 children born).

1910 Census: Weiser, Washington County, Idaho: Perry F. Hettinger (age 64, married 1 time for 42 years, born Illinois, farmer), wife Ester Hettinger (age 62, married 1 time for 42 years, born Pennsylvania), son Bert Hettinger (age 40, born Iowa), daughter Grace Hettinger (age 27, born Iowa

Perry F. Hettinger died June 4, 1912 at Weiser, Idaho (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weiser, Washington County, Idaho.

His widow Esther Hettinger filed for a pension on June 19, 1912 in Idaho.

Esther A. Hettinger (born Oct. 15, 1849), died Mar. 20, 1933 and is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weiser, Washington County, Idaho.


Hicok, Charles Bliss He was born Mar. 15, 1835 in Otsego Co, Fly Creek (Hardwick) NY. He was the son Zackariah Hickok and Clarissa Bliss. He married Sarah Ann Bement on April 22, 1860 in Bremer County, Iowa.

It is believed Clarissa Bliss wife of Zackariah Hickock and mother of Charles Bliss Hicok changed the spelling from Hickock to Hicok, the name change took place around 1912. Clarissa and children went by Hicok

Charles Bliss Hicok and Sarah Bement had two children, Samuel Warren Hicok, born before the Civil War of (1861-1865) and Minnie Alice Hicok, was born after he came home from the war. War record of Charles Bliss Hicok: May 8, 1862 to May 30, 1865, the 27th Iowa Volunteers, Company G. Mrs Hazel Smith (granddaughter of Charles') has the discharge papers. Hazel Smith is the daughter of Minnie Alice Hicok.

Charley (as he was called) helped the James' boys' gang across the Big Cedar River in Iowa between Nashua and Charles City, Iowa.

1850 Census, New Hudson, Allegany, New York Zachariah Hecock (age 47, farmer, born New York), Clarissa Hecock (age 44, born New York), Lucius W. Hecock (age 21, farmer, born New York), Samuel Hecock (age 19, born New York), Jane Hecock (age 16, born New York), Bliss Hecock (age 15, born New York), William Hecock (age 13, born New York), Fanny Hecock (age 10, born New York) and Mary Hecock (age 7, born New York).

1860 Census: Polk, Bremer County, Iowa: Chas. B. Hicok (age 24, farmer, born NY), Sarah Hicok (age 18, born NY).

1870 Census: Williamston, Ingham, Michigan: Charles Hicock (age 34, farmer, born NY), Sarah Hickok (age 28, born NY), Samuel W. Hicock (age 9, born Iowa), and Alice M. Hicock (age 4, born Michigan). They were living next door to Zackariah Hicock (age 62) and Clarissa Hicock (age 60).

1880 Census: Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Charley Hicok (age 48, laborer, born NY), wife Sarah Hicok (age 36, born NY), son Samuel Hicok (age 19, born Iowa) and daughter Minnie Hicok (age 14, born Michigan).

1885 Iowa State Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Charles B. Hicok (Township 2, Range 7, Colers 1st Add, age 49, laborer, born NY), Sarah A. Hicok (age 43, born NY), Samuel Hicok (age 23, laborer, born Iowa), and Minnie Hicok (age 18, dressmaker, born Iowa).

1900 Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Charles B. Hicok (born March 1835, age 65, married 40 years, born NY, Pensioner), wife Sarah Hicok (born Oct. 1843, age 56, married 40 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born NY), granddaughter Hazel C. Parks (born Dec. 1891, age 8, born Iowa).

The Nashua Reporter
Nashua, Iowa
Nov. 25, 1953

50 Years ago this week:

Chas. Hicock received a sprained ankle Friday night when the horse he was riding backed down off a culvert some 8 feet deep, due to the dark and stormy weather. The horse was removed unhurt from its close quarters after considerable difficulty.

1905 Iowa State Census: Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Charles Hicok, Sarah Hicok and Hazel Parks.

Charles B. Hicok died April 14, 1908 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery,. Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa.

His widow Sarah A. Hicok filed for a pension on May 2, 1908.

1910 Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Sarah A. Hickok (age 66, widowed, 2 children born, 2 still living, born New York), granddaughter Hazel Parks (age 18, born Iowa).

The Nashua Reporter
Nashua, Iowa
Feb. 12, 1920

Mrs. Sarah Hicok is nursing a very painful hand as the result of burns received the other day while filling a thermos bottle with hot water. The scalding water ran over the back of her hand burning it severely.

Sarah Anna (Bement) Hicok died Mar. 9, 1926 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa.

The Nashua Reporter
Nashua, Iowa
March. 17, 1926

Obituary of Mrs. Sarah Hicok

Sarah Ann Hicok was born in Victory, Cayuga County, New York, on Oct. 27, 1844, the daughter of Anson and Hanna Bement, and passed away at her home in Nashua, Ia. on March 9, 1926, at the age of 81 years, 4 months and 7 days.

When 10 years of age she moved from Victory to Batavia, ill. There were seven families who came to Batavia together. They lived there for five years. In the fall of 1858 they moved to Iowa, coming first to Dubuque by rail and then by ox-team to Plainfield, and soon after they located on a farm at Syracuse.

In the spring of 1860 she was married to Charles Bliss Hicok. To this union two children were born, Samuel Warren, now living at Waterloo, Iowa, and Minnie Alice, who preceded the mother in death in 1910. When Samuel was 18 months old the father enlisted in in the 27th Iowa Vol. Infantry. Co. G, and served to the end of the war. During this time the mother with her little one suffered many hardships. At the close of the war they moved to Williamstown, Mich., where the second child Minnie Alice was born. They lived there nine years, then returned to Nashua, where she lived up to the time of her death.

She watched the growth of this city and surrounding country with pride. She united with the Baptist church when a child and remained in that faith until her death. When the Baptist church closed she transferred her membership to the Congregational church.

When her daughter Minnie Alice was left a widow with two small children, Cecil William and Hazel Clair, she took these children that the mother might work, and acted the part of the mother. Hazel and her grandmother were never separated, only when Hazel was away teaching school. The last years of her life were brightened by a little girl Alyce Clair Smith, being born into the home to Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Smith, and with this great granddaughter she spent many happy hours.

She was for many years a member of the Women's Relief Corps, and of the local Corps.

She is survived by her son Samuel of Waterloo, ten grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren, besides other relatives and many friends who will mourn the departure of a good woman.

Funeral services were held at the Congregational church Friday at 10 a.m., Rev. Geo. T. Hanna in charge, and interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery.


Horton, Barney R. He was born about 1834 in New York. He married Marion Hovey on Dec. 25, 1859 in Bremer County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934) She was the daughter of Andrew J. Hovey and Lydia Lyons. Her brother Byron L. Hovey, also served in Company G, 27th Iowa.

1856 Iowa State Census: Polk, Bremer County, Iowa: Lyman Nutting (age 57, born Vermont), Lydia Nutting (age 53, born Vermont), Anson B. Nutting (age 24, born NY), Lucinda Nutting (age 20, born NY), Edgar Nutting (age 17, born NY), Edmund Nutting (age 13, born NY), Thomas Keough (age 22, born NY) and Barney R. Horton (age 22, born NY). The Nutting family had been in the state of Iowa for 1 year. Barney R. Horton had been in the state of Iowa for less than 1 year).

1860 Census: Butler, Butler County, Iowa: B. R. Horton (age 26, master carpenter, born NY), Marrion Horton (age 19, born NY), A. J. Hovey (age 45, farmer, born NY), Lydia Hovey (age 39, born NY) and B. F. Hovey (male, age 16, born NY). (Note B. F. Hovey is Byron L. Hovey who also served with the 27th Iowa.

Barney R. Horton died May 31, 1864 and is buried in Vicksburg National Cemetery, Vicksburg, Miss. Section L, grave 556.

His widow Marion H. Horton filed for a pension on July 22, 1864.

Marian Horton married John McCormack on Feb. 22, 1865 in Bremer County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934.)

A pension was filed for a minor on March 28, 1865. J. McCormick was the guardian.

The Widow's Pension information on Fold3 said that "Certificate No. 33928, Widows' Class, Marion H. Horton, widow of B. R. Horton, G 27 Iowa Inf was consolidated with Certificate No. 781, 261 Widows' Class Marion H. Bromley, dated Oct. 9, 1914.

Family Tree information online shows Marion Hovey married to Charles T. Bromley (no mention of Barton Horton). But that lead me to the 1870 Census:

1870 Census: Fremont, Butler, Iowa: Charles Bromley (age 66, farmer, born New York), Charles Bromley (age 37, farming, born New York), Marion H. Bromley (age 29, born New York), Jessie H. Horton (age 9, female, born Iowa), Katie McCormick* (age 4, born Iowa.), Effie Bromley (age 23), and Alice G. Bromley (age 21). They were living next door to Andrew J. and Lydia Hovey.

1880 Census: Fremont, Butler County, Iowa: Lydia Hovey (age 59, widowed, born New York), son Frank Hovey (age 16, born Iowa), granddaughter Jessie Horton (age 19, born Iowa), son Albert Horton (age 8 months, born September in Iowa) - index says great grandson to head of household). He appears to be the son of Jessie Horton. Charles and Marion Bromley were listed on the same page: C. F. Bromley (age 46), Marion Bromley (age 39), Katie Bromley (age 14), Walter Bromley (age 10) and Fannie Bromley (age 8).

* Katie is listed as Katie Bromley in subsequent census records (and in family trees), but from the 1870 census it appears that she was the daughter of Marion H. Hovey and John McCormick.

In 1880 Jessie Horton is living with her Grandmother Lydia Hovey.

Marion H. Bromley filed a pension on the record of Charles T. Bromley, who served with Co. K, 88 Ill. Inf. on March 28, 1914 in Iowa. Per the Pension Record Index, he died March 18, 1914 at Nashua, Iowa. His pension index card is cross referenced with Barney Horton.

Also note that Marion's brother Byron Hovey married Fanny P. Bromley (she was the daughter of the older Charles Bromley, sister to Marion's husband Charles T. Bromley.)

Based on the above marriage records, census records and the pension index records, it appears that Marion Hovey married first: Barney R. Horton, 2nd John McCormick, 3rd Charles T. Bromley. I did not find any family trees that had her first two husbands. The only family tress I found were for Marian Hovey and Charles Bromley.


Hovey, Byron L. He was born April 24, 1844 in New York. He was the son of Andrew Hovey and Lydia Lyons. He married Fanny P. Bromley. She was the daughter of Charles Bromley and Sophronia Woodruff. Bryon's sister Marion Hovey, married first Barney R. Horton, who also served in Company G., 27th Iowa. She married 2nd John McCormick. She married 3rd Charles T. Bromley, brother of Fanny.

1850 Census: Randolph Cattaraugus County, New York: Andrew S. Hovey (age 25, carpenter), Lydia Hovey (age 24), Marion Hovey (age 9), Byron Hovey (age 6) and Theodora Hovey (age 1)

1860 Census: Butler, Butler County, Iowa: B. R. Horton (age 26, master carpenter, born NY), Marrion Horton (age 19, born NY), A. J. Hovey (age 45, farmer, born NY), Lydia Hovey (age 39, born NY) and B. F. Hovey (male, age 16, born NY).

1870 Census: Fremont, Butler County, Iowa: Byron L. Hovey (age 26, farmer, born NY), Fanny Hovey (age 31, born NY).

1880 Census, Wall Lake, Sac County, Iowa: Byron L. Hovey (age 36, farmer, born New York), wife Fanny P. Hovey (age 41, born NY), father-in-law Charles Bromley (age 76, retired farmer, born New York).

1885 Iowa State Census: Wall Lake, Sac County, Iowa: Byron L. Hovey, (township 87, Range 36, Section 3, NE NE, age 40, farmer, born NY), Fannie P. Hovey (age 46, born NY).

Fannie P. (Bromley) Hovey (born Oct. 21, 1838), died Oct. 4, 1898. She is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Sac City, Sac County, Iowa.

1900 Census: Lake View, Sac County, Iowa: Duncan McSilva (age 63), wife Jerusha J. McSilva (age 62), boarder Byron L. Hovey (born Nov. 1844, age 56, widowed, born NY, retired farmer)

1910 Census: Jackson, Sac County, Iowa: David W. Belt (age 71), boarder B. F. Hovey (age 67, widowed, born NY).

1915 Iowa State Census: Sac City, Sac County, Iowa: B. L. Hovey (age 72, widowed, County Sac, P O. Sac City, Occupation: Retired. Extent of Education: Common 8, can read and write, Birth Place,: Cattaraugus County, New York. Value of farm or home: $1000.00, Military Service: Civil War, Infantry, State Iowa: Regiment 27, Company G. Church Affiliation: Methodist. Father's Birthplace: New York, Mother's Birthplace: New York. Year in Iowa: 60.

Bryon L. Hovey died Oct. 9, 1916 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Sac City, Sac County, Iowa.

Iowa Cemetery Records: Name: Byron L. Hovey; Death Date: 9 Oct. 1916, Page #48, Birth Date 1844: Cemetery Oakland, Town: Sac City; Level Info: Sac County, Iowa Cemetery Records.

Iowa, Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990: Bryon L. Hovey, male, date of death: Oct. 9, 1916. Death Place: Jackson Twp., Sac City, Sac, Iowa. Age: 72. Birth Date: April 24, 1844. Birthplace: New York State. Occupation: Retired Farmer, Marital Status: Widowed. Father's name: A. J. Hovey, born New York State; Mother's Name: Lydia Lyons.


Howdeshell, Jacob R. He was born Sept. 3, 1826 in York, York County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of John Howdeshell and Susanna Zorger. He married Emily R. Young on Nov. 23, 1851 in Boone County, Illinois. She was the daughter of Abraham D. Young and Hannah Wright.

Jacob R. Howdeshell was born on Sept. 3, 1826 in York Pennsylvania to John and Susan Howdeshell. He married Emily R. Young in January, 1852.

They had three children: Lee, Ella, and Wilbur. Lee and Ella were born in Cherry Valley, Ill., and Wilbur was born in Floyd County, IA.

Jacob was a Civil War veteran who served with the 27th Iowa Infantry. We are still trying to get more information on him and on John, his father. We have found that John also was a Civil War veteran, with the PA 1st Militia. If you can use any of this information, feel free and if you have any information on any of these people, please let us know.

1850 Census: Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois: Jacob R. Howdeshell (age 23, mill wright)

1870 Census: Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Jacob Howdeshell (age 43, wagon maker, born Pennsylvania), Emily Howdeshell (age 36, born Maine), Levi Howdeshell (age 17, born Illinois), Ella Howdeshell (age 16, born Illinois), Willie Howdeshell (age 11, born Iowa), Frank Howdeshell (age 4, born Iowa) and Albert Howdeshell (age 7/12 born Iowa).

1880 Census: Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Jacob R. Howdeshell (age 53, farmer, born Pennsylvania), wife Emily Howdeshell (age 47, born Maine), son Lee Howdeshell (age 25, Harness Maker, born Illinois), son William Howdeshell (age 21, telegraph operator, born Illinois), daughter Ella Howdeshell (age 23, born Ill), son Frank Howdeshell (age 13, born Iowa), son Albert Howdeshell (age 11, born Iowa) and daughter Emma Howdeshell (age 8, born Iowa.

The Nashua Reporter, Nashua, Iowa. Bits and Pieces April 2, 1899

Home and Abroad - Mr. And Mrs. J. R. Howdeshell came down from Minneapolis Monday night accompanied by little Harry and Louie Perkins, children of Mr. and Mrs. Will Perkins, whom she has been giving a grandma's care since the illness of her daughter, Mrs. Will Perkins, whom we are glad to learn is improving. Mr. And Mrs. Howdeshell expect their household goods in a few days and have come to spend their remaining days on the old homestead over in Brooklyn which will be good news to their many friends.

Note: Mrs. Will Perkins was Emma Howdeshell.

1900 Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Jacob R. Howdeshell (born Sept. 1826, age 62, married 49 years, born Pennsylvania, farmer), wife Emily Howdeshell (born Oct. 1833, age 66, married 49 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Maine), son Bert Howdeshell (born Nov. 1870, age 29, born Iowa) and son Frank Howdeshell (born Feb. 1868, age 32, born Iowa. (Note the number of children born/still living appears to be an error. Maybe they only counted the two that were currently living with them.)

Emily R. (Young) Howdeshell (born Oct. 21, 1828), died in 1904. She is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Chickasaw County, Iowa,

The Nashua Reporter
Nashua, Iowa
Sept. 7, 1911

Celebrated His Birthday

The home of J. R. Howdeshell was the scene of a happy gathering Sunday when about fifty friends, relatives and comrades met there in celebration of Mr. H.'s 85th birthday and the 49th anniversary of the departure of his company, which was Co. G of the 27th Iowa Infantry, from Charles City Sept. 3, 1862. The comrades present were Wm. Clark, of Charles City, Byron Hovey, of Sac City, George Potter, of Riverton, and Jacob Shannon and Warren Parish, of this city. The relatives from out of town were Mrs. W. H. H. Kellogg and Mrs. C. E. Doty of Chicago, Ray Coe, of Mason City, and Mrs. and Mrs. W. A. Howdeshell and son Ray, of St. Paul and other relatives from nearby towns and surrounding country.

The principal feature of the gathering was the big dinner which was served the guest, the tables looking temptingly inviting under their load of good things and being further decorated with the national colors, and it was with some regret to all when they finally got from the feast of good things and left the remains of the tables to be taken care of by the women folks. Among the many presents Mr. H. received was a comfortable arm chair, presented by Wm. Clark on behalf of his comrades, who afterward gathered in front of the residence and were photographed by James Laird. The remainder of the afternoon was spent in social converse and the talking over of army reminiscences by the old comrades.

Mr. Howdeshell has been a resident of Nashua since returning from the war in 1865 and is one of her best citizens. He is hale and hearty for his 85 years, and bids fair to remain with us for a long time yet. We certainly wish him many more happy returns of this day.

1915 Iowa State Census, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa J. R. Howdeshell, age 88, widowed, County, Chickasaw, P. O. Nashua, Occupation: None. Extent of Education, Grammar 4, Common 8, can read and write, Birthplace: Pennsylvania. Value of farm or home: $1600., Military Service: Civil War, Infantry, State: Iowa, Regiment 27, Company G. Church Affiliation: none. Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania. Mother's birthplace: Pennsylvania. Years in U. S. 88. Years in Iowa: 50.

Jacob R. Howdeshell died Dec. 17. 1918 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Chickasaw County, Iowa.


Idler, David Jacob He was born Nov. 14, 1842 in Straten, Wurttemberg, Germany. He was the son of Jacob  David (Frederick) Idler (Dec. 12, 1806 - Jan. 5, 1848) and Barbara (Margaret Magdelena) Krulle (Curley). Daivd Idler married Caroline O. Gillett on Jan. 1, 1867 in Floyd County, Iowa. (Early Marriages in Floyd County, Iowa AND Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934.) Some online family trees say he married Caroline Olive Miller. However, the 1925 Census shows her father's name as William Gillott, (born England) and her mother's name as Susan Miller (born Vermont). Their son Elsworth Idler was living with them in 1925. He listed his parents as David Idler and Caroline Gillott. So between the early marriage records and 1925 Iowa state Census, I am convinced her maiden name was Gillott/Gillett (not Miller). UPDATE: I also found his obituary which says he married "Caroline Olive Gillott". Since her mother was a Miller, I think someone skipped a generation when they stated her name.

From papers received from Uncle Edward Mulnix to Alice L Hicok-Kelley- Wilson. Susan is Alice's Grandmother on her father's side. Information found here

" Parents and family of Susan Jane Idler-Hicok are as follows as I remember.

Father: David Idler born Oct. 11, 1842, died March 11, 1928. Buried in Charles City, IA.
Mother: Caroline Olive Miller-Idler, born Aug. 25, 1848, died May 23, 1927. Buried in Charles City, IA. Both died at home in Bassett, IA.

Other children born to this union were as follows:

  1. William 1868 till 1952, Married. to Nellie________, born 1875, lived till 1959.
  2. Elworth Idler, born Feb. 13, 1873, married. Maude Miller in 1915. One son: Leighton, born Sept. 23, 1920. Elsworth died abt. 1960-1.
  3. Frank Idler, no dates, married. Ida_____. Several children, but I have lost track of names.
  4. Esther Idler, no dates, married. Frank Wright, several children, also no names.
  5. Jewell Idler, married. William Colson, one daughter: Caroline, still single, and one son, he later drowned in flood in Charles City , IA. Jewell divorced, later married. Mr. Van Dervoort, he died. She lives in Mason City, IA. with her daughter ".

David Will Eldon and Jess Idler The Idlers (1921): David, Will, Eldon and Jess (four Generations). Photo found here.

1870 Census: Niles, Floyd County, Iowa: David Idler (age 27, farmer, born Wurttemberg), Caroline O. Idler (age 21, born NY), William Idler (age 2, born Iowa) and Susan J. Idler (age 8/12, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Niles, Floyd County, Iowa: David Idler (age 37, farmer, born Wurttemberg), wife Caroline O. Idler (age 31, born Vermont), son William Idler (age 12, born Iowa), daughter Susan Idler (age 9, born Iowa), daughter Esther Idler (age 7, born Iowa), son Frank Idler (age 6, born Colorado), and son Elmer E. Age 1, born Iowa

1885 Iowa State Census Niles, Floyd County, Iowa: David Idler (Township 96, Range 15, Section 8, NW SE, age 42, farmer, born Germany), Caroline Idler (age 36, born NY), William Idler (age 16, born Floyd county, Iowa), Susan Idler (age 15, born Floyd County, Iowa), Ester Idler (age 12, born Floyd County, Iowa), Frances Idler (age 9, born Colorado). Elmer Idler (age 5, born Floyd County, Iowa) and Julia Idler (age 0, born Floyd County, Iowa).

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Name: Idler, David
Certificate No, Vol. and Page: Vol 3 - Page 32
Title and Location of Court: District Court, Chas City, Floyd County, Iowa
Country of birth or Allegiance: Germany
Date of Naturalization: Sept. 17, 1886
Names and addresses of witnesses: W. W. Dennis - W. F. Clark.
Other facts of record: Record recites "Been a soldier in the United States and has an honorable discharge and has been a resident of the state for the last year."

U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project)

1900 Census; Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: David Idler (born Oct. 1843, age 57, married 33 years, born Germany, immigrated 1852, in US 48 years, naturalized, farmer), wife Caroline O. Idler (born Aug. 1849, age 50, married 33 years, 6 children born, 6 still living, born Vermont), son Frank Idler (born May 1875, age 25, born Colorado), son Elsworth Idler (born Feb. 1879 age 21, born Iowa) and daughter Julia W. Idler (born Apr. 1884, age 16, born Iowa).

1910 Census, Chickasaw, Chickasaw County, Iowa: David J. Idler (age 67, married 1 time for 42 years, born Germany, immigrated 1852), wife Caroline O. Idler (age 61, married 1 time for 42 years, 6 children born, 6 still living, born New York), and son Elsworth E. Idler (age 27, born Iowa).

1915 Iowa State Census: Bassett, Chickasaw County, Iowa: David Idler (age 72. County, Chickasaw, Town: Bassett, Occupation: retired farmer. Extent of Education: Common 8, can read and write), Birthplace Germany. Value of farm or home $800. Military Service: Civil War, Infantry, State: Iowa, Regiment: 27 Iowa, Company G. Church Affiliation: none. Father's birthplace: Germany. Mother's birthplace: Germany. Naturalized: Yes, Years in US 61. Years in Iowa: 61.

1920 Census: Chickasaw, Chickasaw County, Iowa: David Idler (age 77, married immigrated 1850, Naturalized in 1880, born Germany), Caroline O. Idler (age 76, born Vermont).

1925 Iowa State Census: Bassett, Chickasaw County, Iowa: David Idler (age 82, father's name: David Idler, born Germany. Mother's name Barby Cumley, born Germany, Civil War: Yes, Iowa Infantry), Wife O. Caroline Idler (age 76, born Vermont, father's name William Gillott, born England, mother's name: Susan Miller, born Vermont), son Elsworth Idler (age 46, born Iowa, father's name David Idler, born Germany, mother's name Caroline Gillott, born Vermont).

Caroline Olive (Gillott) Idler (born Aug. 25, 1848), died May 23, 1927

David Idler died Mar. 11, 1928 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa.

Obituary of David J. Idler

David Jacob Idler, son of Jacob David Idler and his wife, Barbary Cooley Idler, was born Oct. 11, 1842 in Staten, Germany and passed away at Bassett, Iowa March 12, 1928.

In 1849, at the age of seven years he accompanied his mother and stepfather and three sisters to America, settling in Niles, Michigan in Sept. 1829 (sic). Later they moved to Chickasaw, Iowa, where they lived until the spring of 1855 when they moved to Niles township, Floyd County.

In the spring of 1862 he heard the call of his adopted country for soldiers to maintain the Union of States and enlisted, serving his country for three long years.

He went from his Floyd county home, an honorable and upright young man and from this kind of life he never departed, although, like all soldiers, subjected to many temptations.

After being honorably discharged from the army he returned to his home and on June 1, 1867 he was married to Olive Caroline Gillott and to this union six children were born, all of whom survive him. His loving wife having preceded him in death on May 23, 1927.

He leaves to mourn his departure the following six children: Mrs. Susan Hicok of Waterloo, IA: Mrs. Esther Wright of Cedar Township, Floyd County: Frank of Chickasaw township; Mrs. Julia Van Vort of Chas. City and Ellsworth who lived at home with his father in Bassett.

He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Kate Zimmer of Charles City and Mrs. Jane Bastele of Longmont, Colo, twenty-six grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.

With the exception of fourteen months spent at Longmont, Col, and eleven months in the state of Missouri, he spent practically his entire life in Floyd and Chickasaw counties. He has resided in the town of Bassett the past twenty years.

Funeral services were held at the Bassett Congregational church Wednesday last afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. G. A. Hess of Charles City, with interment at Riverside Cemetery, Charles City.

The Nashua Reporter, Nashua, Iowa
Wednesday, March 21, 1928

Iowa Cemetery Records: Names: Jacob David Idler. Death Date: 11 Mar. 1928, Page #55. Birth Date: 14 Nov. 1842. Cemetery Riverside: Charles City. Level Info. Tombstone Records of Floyd County.


Ireland, Sylvanus Petit He was born April 1843 in Indiana. He was the son of Maxwell Ireland and Sarah Ann Petit. He married Marcia Catherine Goodhue.

This biography is for the FATHER of Sylvanus P. Ireland

Maxwell Ireland a farmer in section 11, was born in Preble County, Ohio, June 21, 1818. He was the son of James and Polly (Maxwell) Ireland, natives of Kentucky. They removed to Preble County, O., in an early day. In 1831 the family removed to Michigan, where Mr. Ireland died the following fall. Mrs. Ireland then removed to St. Joseph County, Ind., and from there, after some years, to La Porte County, where she died in the fall of 1857. Maxwell Ireland received his education in the common schools, and was married in 1839, in St. Joseph County, to Sarah A. Petit. After a number of years they removed to La Porte County, and in September 1857, they again removed to Floyd County, Ia., locating on the present farm. They have three children - Rebecca J., Sylvester C. and Sylvanus P. Mrs. Ireland died March 11, 1882. Mr. Ireland has owned considerable land in Floyd County, but has divided all but 120 acres among his children. Politically Mr. Ireland is a Republican.

St. Charles Township Biographies, History of Floyd County, Iowa, 1882, Page 1016.

1850 Census: Hudson, La Porte, Indiana: Maxwell Ireland (age 32, farmer, born Ohio), Sally Ann Ireland (age 30, born Ohio), Rebecca J. Ireland (age 10, born Indiana), Sylvester Ireland (age 7, born Indiana) and Sylvanus Ireland (age 7, born Indiana).

1860 Census: Charles, Floyd County, Iowa; Maxwell Ireland (age 42, farmer, born Ohio), Sarah A. Ireland (age 39, born Ohio), Sylvester Ireland (age 17, farmer, born Indiana) Sylvanus P. Ireland (age 17, born Indiana), Rebecca J Wilson (age 20, born Indiana) and Jessie Wilson (age 3, female, born Indiana).

1870 Census: St. Charles, Floyd County, Iowa; Maxwell Ireland (age 50, farmer, born Ohio), Sarah Ireland (age 45, born Ohio), Sylvanus P. Ireland (age 27, farmer, born Indiana), Sylvester Ireland (age 27, farmer, born Indiana), Julia Ireland (age 28, born New York) and Alva Ireland (age 2, born Iowa) (Note per Early Floyd County Marriages: Sylvester C. Ireland married Julia P. Cunningham on 5/23/1867 in Floyd County, Iowa).

1880 Census: Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin: S. P. Ireland (age 37, bookkeeper, born Indiana), wife Kate Ireland (age 31, born Wisconsin), daughter Edith Ireland (age 7, born Wisconsin, Son Guy Ireland (age 2, born Wisconsin) and servant Julia Sevendozky (age 17)

1890 Veteran's Census County of Marathon, State of Wisconsin, enumerated in June, 1890. City of Wausau (Enumeration District 122): Sylvanius P. Ireland, Private, Co. G, 27th Iowa Inf, enlisted 1 Sep 1862, discharged 10 Mar 1863, disability incurred: Gastrities, Chronic Diarrhea.

1900 Census: Fall River City, St. Louis, Minnesota: Sylvanus Ireland (born Apr. 1843, age 57, married 28 years, born Indiana, bookkeeper), wife Marsia Ireland (born July 1849, age 51, married 28 years, 4 children born, 4 still living, born Wisconsin), son Guy L. Ireland (born Sept. 1877, age 22, born Wisconsin), son Roy Ireland (born Feb. 1881, age 18, born Wisconsin) and son Van Ireland (born Dec. 1892, age 7, born Wisconsin).

1910 Census: Hankinson Ward 1, Richland, North Dakota. Sylvanus P. Ireland (age 67, married 1 time for 39 years, born Indiana, retired), wife Marcia C. Ireland (age 67, married 1 time for 39 years, 4 children born, 4 still living, born Wisconsin). and son Van G. Ireland (age 18 born Wisconsin). Guy L. Ireland (age 32, born Wisconsin) lived next door with his wife Bertha A. Ireland (age 32).

Sylvanus P. Ireland died Aug. 18, 1915 at Hankinson, South Dakota (Pension Index Record AND Veterans Administration Payment Card.) He is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Block 1, Section 58, Row 6, Space 1, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa.

Sylvanua P. Ireland died Aug. 24, 1915 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City, Floyd county, Iowa. (Iowa Cemetery Records).It shows date of death as Aug. 24, 1915. The Iowa Gravestone Photo Project shows interment date of 8/26/1915.

His widow Marcia C. Ireland filed for a pension on Nov. 2, 1915.

Marcia C. (Goodhue) Ireland died in 1940. (interred on 8/11/1940). She is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Block 1, Section 8, Row 6, Space 2, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa.


Jones, Alexander He was born Apr. 1825 in Canada. He was the son of Hugh Jones (1783 - Mar. 24, 1862) and Christina Julia Sanderson). He married Sally/Sarah Ann Harvey on July 4, 1842 in Shirland, Winnebago, Illinois.

The photo below was submitted by Keith Tolman

Alexander Jones1850 Census: Linn County, Iowa: Alexander Jones (age 25, farmer, born Canada), Sarah A. Jones (age 16, born Canada), Levi Jones (age 6, born Illinois), Elizabeth Jones (age 6, born Illinois) and Martha Jones (age 2, born Illinois. (Note: Sarah's age is obviously incorrect, but it was clearly written as 16.) Hugh and Christina Jones with family were on the next page

1856 Iowa State Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Alexander Jones (age 32, born Canada, farmer), Sally Ann Jones (age 32, born Canada), Levi Jones (age 13, born Ill.), Betsy Jones (age 11, born Ill), Martha Jones (age 7, Ill), Lorinda Jones (age 4, born Iowa), and Mary Jones (age 2, born Iowa). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 6 years.

1860 Census: Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa: Alexander Jones (age 38, born Canada), Sally Jones (age 38, born Canada, Levi Jones (age 17, born Illinois), Betsey Jones (age 15, born Illinois), Martha Jones (age 11, born Illinois), Lorinda Jones (age 9, born Iowa), Mary M. Jones (age 6, born Iowa), Hannah Jones (age 2, born Iowa) and Hugh Jones (age 77, farmer, born -- had " under Iowa just above. Most likely that is an error).

1880 Census, Chickasaw, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Alexander Jones (age 56, farmer, born Canada), wife Sally A. Jones (age 56, born Canada), son Wesley Jones (age 16, born Iowa), son Jacob Jones (age 14, born Iowa) and daughter Lila Jones (age 12, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Chickasaw, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Alexander Jones (Township 95, Range 14, Section 32, S 1/2 NW, age 62, farming, born Canada), Sarah A. Jones (age 62, born Canada), Jacob Jones (age 20, born Floyd County, Iowa), Lily Jones (age 16, born Floyd County, Iowa.

1900 Census: Chickasaw, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Alexander Jones (born Apr. 1825, age 75, widowed, born Canada , immigrated 1845, in US 55 years, naturalized.)

Alexander Jones died Jan. 11, 1903 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa.

Obituary-- Mr. Alexander Jones, an old resident of Nashua, died at the home of his son Jacob Jones, Sunday, January 11, 1903 after a long illness. Mr. Jones was in the 81st year of his age, born in Canada and moved with his parents to Winnebago County, Ill., was married in 1842 to Sarah Ann Harvey and moved to Iowa in 1848. Eleven children were born to them, three of whom with the wife passed on before him. One brother and eight children remain to mourn his departure, among whom are: Mrs. Elizabeth Odell, Staples, Minn., Mrs. Martha Kuhns, Mrs. Lourinda Coates, Mrs. Mary Downing, Mrs. Hannah Springer, Wesley Jones, Jake Jones, Mrs. Lila Barlow, all of whom, excepting Mrs. Odell, were at his bedside when he passed away.

In 1862 he enlisted in Co. G, 27th Reg. Iowa Vol. infantry. In 1878 he united with the United Brethren church. The funeral service, under the charge of Geo. W. S. Dodge Post, was held at the home, and at the Todd school house, Tuesday, Jan. 13, Rev. Dodd, of Charles City, preaching the funeral sermon.


Kellogg, William Henry Harrison, Born Mar. 11, 1841, Rolling Prairie, La Porte County, Indiana. He was the son of Harvey Kellogg (1811 - 1865) and Jerusha Park (1809 - 1865). He married first Emily Jane Grove on Feb. 24, 1867 in Charles City, Iowa. She was the daughter of Isaac Grove and Anna Elizabeth Ziebauch. William and Emily were divorced. He married second Mrs. Matilda R. Young Coe. She was the daughter of Abraham D. Young and Eliza E. Grover.

Page 1808 - The Kelloggs in the New World

22088. WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON, [3] son of Harvey [2] (22061, b. in Rolling Prairie, Ind., 10 Mar., 1841; m. (1) in Charles City, Ia., 24 Feb., 1867, Emily Jane Grove, b. in Rockford, Ill., 3 Dec., 1849, dau. of Isaac Grove, b. 17 June, 1816, and Anna Elizabeth Ziebauch, b. 25 Feb., 1819. They were divorced; he m. (2) in Mason City, Ia., 11 Mar., 1897, Mrs. Matilda R. Young Coe, b. 19 Feb., 1842, dau of Abraham D. Young, b 13 Feb., 1812, and Eliza E Grover. He was a gardener and raised small fruits; was a soldier for the Union;

Served as private and Corp. in the Twenty-seventh Iowa Volunteer Infantry; enlisted Aug., 1862; was discharged Aug., 1865; is a Congregationalist and a Republican.

Children, first three b. in Charles City.

  1. 22122 Arthur, [4] b 21 Feb., 1868; res. in Alva, Neb.
  2. 22123 Alice, [4] b. 21 Feb., 1868; res. n Alva.
  3. 22124 Schuyler Grant, [4] b. 16 Mar., 1870; res. in Alva.
  4. 22125 Dora Eva, [4] b. in Marble Rock, Ia., 23 May, 1871; m. in Blue Earth City, Minn., 20 Mar., 1897, William E Shaffer, b. in Lenark, Ill., 21 July, 1870, son of Joshua Shaffer and Sarah Ann Isenberger, b.15 May, 1845; res. in Burt, Ia.,; had no children.
  5. 22126 Etta Ann, [4] b. in Alva, 29 Jan, 1885; res. there.

As per Civil War Rooster for Floyd Co Indiana - Served in Union Army as Private and Corporal in 27th Iowa Vol. Inf Company G Aug 1862 to Aug 1865 under Captain Charles A Slocum. Was a gardener and raised small fruits was a Congregationalist and a Republican. Had children Arthur of Alva Ne, Alice of Alva Ne, Schuyler Grant of Alva Ne, Dora Eva m Wm Shaffer, Etta Ann b 1885 Alva


Info from Discharge Paper:

William H. H. Kellogg a Corporal of 1st Lieut. John E Butler's Company G. 27th Regiment of Iowa Infantry who was enrolled on the 14th day of August 1862 to serve three years was discharged the 8th day of August 1865, at Clinton Iowa. William was born in Laporte Indiana and is 21 years of age, 5 feet 9 3/4 inches tall with light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation when enrolled a farmer.


First married Emily Jane Grove Feb 24, 1867 in Charles City, Iowa.
Second married Matilda M. (Young) Coe March 11, 1897 in Mason City, Iowa
Wife Matilda died July 11, 1918 age 76

1850 Census: Wills, La Porte County, Indiana: Harvey Kellogg (age 39, Hotel Keeper, born Vermont), Jerusha Kellogg (age 41, born Massachusetts), Ann M. Kellogg (age 17, born Ohio), Betsey J. Kellogg (age 14, born Ohio), Delos Kellogg (age 12, male born Michigan), William Kellogg (age 10, born Indiana), John Kellogg (age 5, born Indiana), George Kellogg (age 2, born Indiana) and Chauncey Kellogg (age 6/12, born Indiana).

1860 Census: Charles Floyd County, Iowa: Harvey Kellogg (age 49, farmer, born Vermont), Jerusha Kellogg (age 51, born Massachusetts), Harvey D. Kellogg (age 22, born Massachusetts), Wm. H. H. Kellogg (age 19, born Indiana), John J. Kellogg (age 15, born Indiana), Geo. W. Kellogg (age 12, born Indiana), Chauncey M. Kellogg (age 10, born Indiana) and Mary E. Kellogg (age 7, born Indiana).

1870 Census: Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa: W. H. H. Kellogg (age 29, music dealer, born Indiana), Emily J. Kellogg (age 20, born Illinois), Arthur J. Kellogg (age 2, born Iowa), Alice Kellogg (age 2, born Iowa) and Schyler C. Kellogg (age 6/12/, born Iowa).

1876 Nebraska State Census, Greenwood, Cass County, Nebraska: W. H. H. Kellogg (age 34, born Indiana, farmer ), E.J. Kellogg (age 25, born Ill), A. Kellogg (age 8, born Iowa), A. Kellogg (age 8, born Iowa) S. Kellogg (age 6, born Iowa) and D. Kellogg (age 4, born Iowa).

1878 Nebraska State Census: Greenwood, Cass County, Nebraska: W. H. H. Kellogg (age 38, born Indiana, farmer), E.J. Kellogg (age 29, born Ill), A. Kellogg (age 10, born Iowa), A. Kellogg (age 10, born Iowa), S. J. Kellogg (age 8, born Iowa), and D. E. Kellogg (age 6, born Iowa).

1879 Nebraska State Census, Greenwood, Cass County, Nebraska: W. H. H. Kellogg (born Indiana), Emily Kellogg (born Ill.), Arthur Kellogg (age 12, born Iowa), Alice Kellogg (age 12, born Iowa), Schuyler Kellogg (age 10, born Iowa), and Dora Kellogg (age 8, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Greenwood, Cass County, Nebraska: William Kellogg (age 39, farmer, born Indiana), wife Emily J. Kellogg (age 30, born Illinois), son Arthur Kellogg (age 13, born Iowa), daughter Alice Kellogg (age 13, born Iowa), son Schuyler Kellogg (age 11, born Iowa) and daughter Dora E. Kellogg (age 9, born Iowa).

1881 Nebraska State Census: Greenwood Cass County, Nebraska: W. H. H. Kellog (age 40, born Indiana, farmer), Emily J. Kellogg (age 31, born Ill), Arthur Kellogg (age 13, born Iowa), Alice Kellogg (age 13, born Iowa), Schuyler Kellogg (age 12, born Iowa) and Dora Kellogg (age 9, born Iowa).

1885 Nebraska State Census, Greenwood, Cass County, Nebraska: William Kellogg (age 44, farmer, born Indiana), Emily Kellogg (age 33, born Ill.), son Arthur Kellogg (age 17, born Iowa), daughter Alice Kellogg (age 17, born Iowa), son Schuyler Kellogg (age 15, born Iowa), daughter Dora Kellogg (age 14, born Iowa) and daughter Etta Kellogg (age 4/10, born Nebraska).

1900 Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: William H. Kellogg (born Mar. 1841, age 59, married 3 years), Wife Matilda R. Kellogg (born Feb. 1842, (age 58, married 3 years, 10 children born, 10 still living, born Maine), son-in-law Ray Coe (born Mar. 1884, age 16, born South Dakota), Son-in-law Charles E. Doty (born Aug. 1866, age 33, married 9 years, born Wisconsin) and daughter-in-law Nellie M. Doty (born May 1868, age 32, married 9 years, 0 children born, born Iowa).

1910 Census Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: William H. H. Kellogg (age 68, married 2 times, currently for 13 years, born Maine, own income), Wife Matilda R. Kellogg (age 68, married 3 times, currently 13 years, born Maine), and stepson Edward L. Pettit (age 46, widowed, born Iowa).

William H. H. Kellogg died May 14, 1910 in Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa, Plot: lot 3 block 80.

W. H. H. Kellogg Passes Away

William H. H. Kellogg passed away at his home in the suburbs of this city, Saturday morning at 19:15 after an illness of but a few days, the cause of his death being apoplexy.

The deceased was born in Rolling Prairie, LaPorte County, Ind., March 10, 1841, and died May 11, 1910, aged 69 years, 2 months and 4 days. At the age of 15 years, in 1856, he came with his parents to Iowa, locating in the Cedar Valley, at Charles City, then known as St. Charles, where he lived until the breaking out of the Civil War in 1861 and enlisted as a private in Company G, 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry and served his country well for three years, and re-enlisted as a veteran for three years longer, or during the war. He was promoted at different times and at the close of the war was mustered out of service with an honorable discharge from the highest non-commissioned officer, Orderly Sergeant, of his company. He had been married twice and is survived by his widow Mrs. R. M. Kellogg, and his stepchildren; also by his two sons and three daughters by his first union and one brother and one sister.

The deceased was a loving husband, a kind father, and was held in high esteem by his neighbors.

During his army life he contracted a disease of the eyes which grew upon him until he was nearly or quite blind for the past two and one-half years. During this time he has been cheerful and uncomplaining and passed away with but little suffering after being stricken with apoplexy.

The funeral was held at the Congregational church Monday at 10:30 a.m. Rev Burch officiating and interment was in Greenwood cemetery.

Those from out of town who were present to attend the funeral were Chauncey M. Kellogg of Lehigh: Mrs. J. E. Holroyd of Milford, a brother and sister of the deceased; and the following step-children: Mr. and Mrs. Lon Coe of Mason City: Ray Coe of Marshalltown, Mrs. C. F. Doty of Chicago. Mrs. H. C. Moats of Cedar Rapids, received the telegram too late to attend the funeral, but arrived the following day.

Nashua Reporter, May 19, 1910.

His widow Matilda R. Kellogg filed for a pension on May 31, 1910.

For a Deserving Woman

Mr. J. R. Howdeshell was circulating last week a special petition to Congress asking that a pension be granted to Mrs. W. H. H. Kellogg, wife of orderly Sergeant Kellogg of the 27th Iowa, who died May 14, 1910. Under an act passed in 1897 widows the soldiers married after the close of the war were not entitled to pensions except under special act of Congress and it is for this reason that the petition is being circulated. Mrs. Kellogg is deserving and worthy in every way and her friends sincerely hope the petition will be granted.

The Nashua Reporter, Nashua, Iowa, Thursday, November 9, 1910.

Matilda R. (Young) Kellogg (born Feb. 19, 1842) died July 11, 1918 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa.

AN AGED MOTHER CALLED

Mrs. Matilda Kellogg Passed Away Thursday at Home of Daughter, Mrs. J. J. Laird

Matilda are Kellogg was born at Sangerville, Maine, February 19, 1842, and died at Nashua, Iowa, July 11, 1918, being over 76 years of age.

She was the youngest daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth Young. The family moved to Illinois when she was quite young and afterwards Iowa, where our sister was married at Charles City to Amos Pettit in 1859. Mr. Pettit died in 1873, and in 1875 she changed her name to Mrs. Joseph A. Coe., who passed away about 12 years afterwards. In 1899 at Mason City she was again united in marriage to William H. H. Kellogg who died May 14, 1910. She is survived by 10 children, Mrs. J. Laird and Ed L. Pettit of Nashua; Mrs. Bert Howdeshell of Juneau, Alaska; Mrs. Bob C. DeLap, Goodman Missouri; Mrs. Charles E. Doty, Chicago; W. G. Petit and Lewis and Albert W. Coe of Mason City; Mrs. J. M. Blazek of West Branch, Iowa; Ray F. Coe of Houghton, Wisconsin. The sisters from Alaska and Missouri were the only children absent at the funeral. Five grandchildren, one sister Mrs. J.J. Tewkesbury of Dakota, and a half-sister, Mrs. Hannah Jones are among other relatives who survived.

Mrs. Kellogg has been gradually failing for some time and for the last eight years she has spent most of her time with her daughter, Mrs. J. Laird of Nashua. Last Thursday morning she passed away very easily, death being due to dropsy of the heart.

To the many children and relatives who have lost a mother we tender our sympathy and prayers and trust that the future may be bright with the hope of a glad reunion.

The Nashua Reporter, Nashua, Iowa, Thursday, July 18, 1918


Knouse, Elcanah. He was born Dec. 30, 1842 in Crawford County, Ohio. He was the son of Johnann Heinrich Knouse (1808 -1885) and Elizabeth Snyder (1808-1873). He married Sarah Ann Shroll On Feb. 12, 1865 in Rock Grove, Floyd County. She was the daughter of Abraham Shroll (1812 - 1886) and Hannah. His sister Almira Knouse married Daniel M. Dean, who also served with Company G, 27th Iowa.

This is the FATHER of Elcanah Knouse

Name: Johann Heinrich Knouse
Sex: M
ALIA: "John /Henry"/
Title: Rev.
Birth: 20 JAN 1808 in PA
Death: 10 DEC 1885 in Wamego, Pottawatomie Co, KS
Occupation: Farmer, Clergyman
Burial: Wamego City Cemetery/Wamego, Pottawatomie Co, KS

"He was given nine acres of land in Bucyrus Twp, Crawford Co, OH by his father, William Knouse.

He and his wife, Elizabeth Snyder, had a homestead one-half mile north of the Wm. Burgess home, north of Wamego, Pottawatomie Co KS, in 1885.

Rev. John Knouse came here from Ohio in the year 1853, and made his home on section 13 and 14 [Rock Creek Twp]. Knouse was a peculiar and remarkable man. He was built 'from the ground up,' like a lion, and as active as a cat. He alternately farmed and preached. For many years he was about the only preacher in this section of the county. His church was a log school-house, since burned down, near the residence of Edson Gaylord. His pulpit was a dry-goods box, and the pews were puncheons, split and hewed from the native forest trees. His congregation was everybody. When the time for service came Knouse was always on hand, and his old gray was hitched to the tree by the school-house. He made no pretensions to oratory, and yet he was a natural orator, and, when he felt just right, would preach a sermon and make prayer that would start the shingles right off the roof of the old school-house. His daughter Sarah, a fine girl about twenty years of age, died in 1854, and filled the second grave ever made in the township. About eighteen years since, Knouse sold his fine farm for a moderate price to Michael Footman, and went to Floyd. He remained there nearly two years and moved with his family to Kansas. In the summer of 1874 the grasshoppers in Kansas served a notice on him to leave, and he returned to visit his friends on the 'old stamping grounds.' He was in politics a Republican, and religiously he was a member of the United Brethren church."

--The history of Floyd County, Iowa (Chicago 1882), pages 931-932.


Obituary:

"Father Knouse was afflicted with a third stroke of paralysis Wednesday night and he died Thursday about noon.

Rev. Henry Knouse was buried from the M.E. Church in Wamego, Dec 11. Rev. Henry Knouse, age 78 years. In early life he was united with the United Brethren Church and entered the ministry. For many years he was a faithful itinerant preacher. His last years were spent in Wamego, where he religiously attended worship on the Sabbath until too feeble to get to church. He has buried two wives, three children, and three grand-children and leaves a wife, six children and thirty-eight grandchildren to mourn his loss. His end was peaceful."

The Kansas Agriculturalist, 11 Dec. 1885


Obituary:

"Rev. J.H. Knouse, died at his home in Wamego, Pottawatomie Co., Kansas, December 10th, 1885, aged 77 years 11 months, and 10 days. He was born in Pennsylvania, whence he came to Ohio and joined the United Brethren Church in 1849. He was licensed to preach in 1857. He held strongly to his faith in the Church, but was much afflicted prior to his death. But all this did not change his hope in future life. The day before his death he was apparently as well as usual. The day was spend in talking on religious subjects, and rejoicing over the many blessings he had received. He had not forgotten them. He expressed the hope that he would shortly meet many of his old brethren and friends who had gone before. He spoke of the many good meetings he had been in and what glorious time he had seen while able to preach. He leaves a wife, six children, three step-daughters, and many grandchildren to mourn. -- C. Knouse."

Religious Telescope, Dayton OH, 17 Feb 1886, page 110.

This is the MOTHER of Elkanah Knouse

Name: Elizabeth CRONBAUGH
Sex: F
Birth: 4 DEC 1808 in PA
Death: 18 NOV 1873 in Wamego, Pottawatomie Co, KS
Burial: Wamego City Cemetery/Wamego, Pottawatomie Co, KS

Obituary:

"Elizabeth Knouse, wife of the Rev. Knouse of Kansas Conference, died at Wamego, Kansas, November 18th 1873. She was an exemplary Christian, beloved by all who knew her. She died in the full triumphs of faith. She was ready, and even rejoiced that she would soon be with Him whom she so much loved. Her last words were, 'Come quickly, Lord Jesus.' The Church loses a true member, but the church triumphant gains one to swell the song of Moses and the Lamb. May God sustain the bereaved family. - - Jacob Schiesser."

Religious Telescope, Dayton OH, 25 Mar 1874, page 207


Note: On the Marriage Certificate for Midian Knouse and Sarah L. (Holder) Gregory, Elizabeth's name is listed as: Elizabeth Kunabaugh.

1856 Iowa State Census: Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa; John H. Knouse (age 48, born Penn., Itinerant Minister), Elizabeth Knouse (age 47, born Penn). Englebert Knouse (age 20, born Ohio), Edeth Knouse (age 18, born Ohio), Leah Knouse (age 17, born Ohio), Almira Knouse (age 15, born Ohio), Elkanah Knouse (age 13, born Ohio), Midian Knouse (age 11, born Ohio), M. K, Knouse (age 9, born Ohio). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 2 years.

1870 Census: Bon Homme, Dakota Territory: Elkana Knouse (age 27, farmer, born Ohio), Sarah Knouse (age 26, born Ohio), Ellis Knouse (age 3, born Iowa), Ira Knouse (age 9/12, born Dakota)

1880 Census: Center, Pottawatomie County, Kansas: Elkanah L. Knouse (age 37, farmer, born Ohio), wife Sarah A. Knouse (age 36, born Ohio), Ellis M. Knouse (age 13, born Iowa), son Ira N. Knouse (age 10, born Dakota), daughter Minnie A. Knouse (age 8, born Kansas), daughter Clara A. Knouse (age 5, born Kansas), and Lula E. Knouse (age 2, born Kansas

1885 Kansas State Census: Center, Pottawatomie County, Kansas: E. L. Knouse (age 42, blacksmith, born Ohio, from Iowa to Kansas, Honorably Discharged from the Volunteer Military Service of the U.S.: Yes. State: Iowa, Letter name of Company of Command: Cassy's D. Number of Regiment: 1st M. M. B.), S. A. Knouse (age 41, born Iowa)., Ellis Knouse (age 18, born Iowa), Ira Knouse (age 15, born Dakota), Minth Knouse (age 12, born Kansas), Cla. Knouse (age 10, born Kansas), Lula Knouse (age 7, born Kansas), O. O. Knouse (age 4, born Kansas), Cora Knouse (age 2, born Kansas), A.D. Shroll (age 73, farmer, born Pennsylvania, from Dakota to Kansas) and Hana Shroll (age 72, born Pennsylvania, from Dakota to Kansas).

1900 Census: Emmett, Canyon County, Idaho: Elcanah Knouse (born Dec. 1842, age 57, married 34 years, born Ohio, farmer), wife Sarah Knouse (born Mar. 1844, age 56, married 34 years, 12 children born, 9 still living, born Ohio), son Ellis Knouse (born Sept. 1867, age 32, born Iowa), daughter Cora Knouse (born Sept. 1881, age 18, born Kansas), daughter Dollie Knouse (born July 1885, age 14, born Kansas), daughter Dora Knouse (born May 1889, age 11, born Idaho) and son Charles Knouse (born May 1893, age 7, born Idaho).

He filed for a pension on Jan. 16, 1905 in Idaho.

Sarah Ann (Shroll) Knouse (born Mar. 2, 1844) died Feb. 9, 1907 in Emmett, Gem County, Idaho She is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Emmett, Gem County, Idaho. GAR Block 10.

1910 Census, Emmett Ward 2, Canyon County, Idaho: E. L. Knouse (age 67, married 2 times, currently 0 years, born Ohio, own Income), wife Margaret Knouse (age 68, married 2 times, currently 0 years, 10 children born, 5 still living, born Mississippi), and grandson Alfred Smith (age 11, born Wyoming).

Elkanah L. Knouse died May 5, 1910 in Emmett, Gem County, Idaho. He is buried in Riverside Cemetery, GAR section, Block 10, Lot 22, Emmett, Gem County, Idaho. (Note: the obituary says he was buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. But according to city records provided by Leslie and Sharon, he is buried in Emmett Cemetery, GAR Section, Block 10, Lot 22, Gem County, Idaho. In a note from Sharon: "There is no Odd Fellow Cemetery anymore; I don't know if there ever was. The present Emmett, Riverside Cemetery is on the beach overlooking the river & graves from at least one other location were re-located to it, altho I thought it was earlier than 1910. My guess is that some of the lanes have been done away with, because it seems like the GAR block & the ?? (National Woodsman Assoc.??) block runs together."

Obituary from the Emmett Examiner on May 12, 1910:

Death of E. L. Knouse

E. L. Knouse passed away as a result of a stroke of paralysis, Thursday afternoon at 3:00, after a few hours' sickness. Mr. Knouse was one of Emmett's pioneers and has lived in this locality for many years. He was sixty-seven years of age. He leaves a wife and several children to mourn him. The funeral was held Saturday and the services conducted by Rev. Barrett, state chaplain of the Idaho G. A. R., of which order Mr. Knouse was a member. Interment was made in the Odd Fellow's cemetery.

Submitted by Leslie and Sharon

ELCANAH L. Knouse Obituary

"E. L. Knouse died this afternoon at 3 o'clock as the result of a stroke of paralysis with which he was attacked in the early hours of the morning. His passing away was a (shock? - missing word). He was 73 years of age and was one sad surprise to his family and friend of the old settlers of this section.

Elcanah Knouse, brief mention of whose death Thursday afternoon was made in last week's issue, was born in Crawford county, Ohio, in 1842. At the age of 20 years he enlisted in Co. D, First Cavalry, M. M. B. vols., and served through the entire Civil war. He came to Emmett in 1887, 24 years ago last month. He is survived by eight children, all but one of whom live in this vicinity. They are: Mrs Alvin Myers, Mrs. Charles Anderson, Mrs. Albert Nale of Oregon, Dora Ellis and Charlie Knouse. He was a member of the Grand Army post of this city and was buried Saturday with military honors by his comrades, Chaplain R. Barrett conducting the services. The esteem in which he was held was manifested by the large number of people who gathered to pay their last respect to him, the funeral procession being one of the largest ever seen in Emmett."

Emmett, Gem Co, ID paper (not sure the official name)

In addition to service with Co. G, 27th Iowa, the Pension Index Card also references D1 Batn. M. M. B U. S. Vo. Cav.

Children of Elcanah Knouse and Sarah Ann Shroll:

  1. Ellis Milton Knouse b: 29 SEP 1867 in SD
  2. Eddie Loucian Knouse b: 23 AUG 1868 in SD
  3. Ira Norton Knouse b: 21 JAN 1870 in Springfield, Clark Co, OH
  4. Minnie Alice Knouse b: 19 OCT 1872 in Laclede, Pottawatomie Co, KS
  5. Clara Ada Knouse b: 25 FEB 1875 in Laclede, Pottawatomie Co, KS
  6. Lula Estella Knouse b: 20 JAN 1878 in Laclede, Pottawatomie Co, KS
  7. Oda Oscar Knouse b: 28 JUL 1879 in Laclede, Pottawatomie Co, KS. d. May 9, 1899. (Buried in Riverside Cemetery, Emmett, Gem County, Idaho).
  8. Cora May Knouse b: 13 SEP 1881
  9. Dollie Blanch Knouse b: 19 JUL 1885 in Laclede, Pottawatomie Co, KS
  10. Viola Bell Knouse b: 29 SEP 1887 in Emmett, Gem Co, ID. d. Jan. 7, 1888. (Buried in Riverside Cemetery, Emmett, Gem County, Idaho).
  11. Dora Mabel Knouse b: 18 MAY 1889 in Emmett, Gem Co, ID
  12. Charles Elmer Knouse b: 3 MAY 1892 in Emmett, Gem Co, ID

Ludden, Enos. He was born Jan. 26, 1825 in McDonough, Chenango County, New York. He was the son of Lemuel Ludden (Sept. 27, 1791 - after 1880) and Sela Dunbar (1793 - Nov. 26, 1868). He married Harriet Marsella Bartlett on Oct. 6, 1853 in Pleasant Valley, Rock Island, Illinois. She was the daughter of William Bartlett (June 8, 1796 - Jan 25, 1881) and Elizabeth W. Stockwell (Sept. 1, 1797 - Jan 12, 1881)

1856 Iowa State Census: Polk, Bremer County, Iowa: Enos Ludden (age 31, farmer, born New York), Harriet M. Ludden (age 20, born New York). They had been in the state of Iowa for 1 year.

1860 Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Enus Ludden (age 34, farmer, born New York), Harriett Ludden (age 25, born New York), Emma Ludden (age 3, born Iowa), Zenas Ludden (age 1, born Iowa), and Florinda Bartlett (age 13, born Illinois)

1870 Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Enos Ludden (age 45, farmer, born New York), Harriett Ludden (age 35, born New York), Emma Ludden (age 13, born Iowa), Zenas Ludden (age 11, born Iowa), Mary Ludden (age 9, born Iowa), Cara Ludden (age 7, born Iowa), Tenar Ludden (age 5, born Iowa), Seigal Ludden (age 3, born Iowa) and Edda Ludden (age 2 , born Iowa).

Harriett Marsella (Bartlett) Ludden (born July 23, 1835), died Jan. 22, 1875. She is buried in Pearl Rock Catholic Cemetery, Chickasaw County, Iowa. There is an interesting article here regarding a dedication that was done in 2003.

1880 Census: East Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa: William Bartlett (age 59, farmer, born Illinois), wife Betsey Bartlett (age 57), son Adelbert Bartlett (age 22), son Albert Bartlett (age 20), daughter Ida Bartlett (age 17), daughter Jessie Bartlett (age 14), brother-in-law Enos Ludden (age 55, widowed, born New York), and nephew Marian Ludden (age 9, born Iowa).

1900 Census: Blaine, Wright County, Iowa: Enos Ludden (born Jan 1824,age 76, widowed, born New York) son Ide Ludden (born Jan 1867, age 33, divorced, born Iowa, farm laborer) and son Homer Ludden (born Nov. 1872, age 27, born Iowa, day laborer).

1910 Census: Vinton Ward 3, Benton County, Iowa: Marian Ludden (age 23, single, born Iowa, nurse, father attendant) and father Enos Ludden (age 85, widowed, born New York).

Enos Ludden died Aug. 27, 1910 and is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, Lot 181, Section 18.

OLD SOLDIER LAID TO REST

G. A. R. POST CONDUCTED FUNERAL SERVICES

Aged Father of Mrs. A. Bartlett Died at Vinton

The funeral of Enoch Ludden, who died Saturday in Vinton, was held this afternoon at 2:30 from the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. Bartlett, 516 Dane St., in this city. Robert Anderson Post G. A. R. had charge of the services with Reverend Elias Skinner, the chaplain, as the minister in charge. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

Deceased was born at McDonner, New York, January 26, 1825 and lived to be over 85 years of age. He was married October 6, 1853 to Harriett Bartlett at Pleasant Valley, Illinois. Later they moved to Pearl Rock, Illinois, which was their home until the wife died in 1875, at which time Mr. Ludden came to Iowa, and made his home with his son, Marion Ludden in Vinton for a number of years.

Mr. Ludden was the last of the family of eight children, all of whom lived to be over 75 years of age. Of the 10 children of his own family, four preceded him in death. Those who survive are Mrs. Emma Smith, Jefferson, Iowa; T. D. and Ed Ludden, Esmond, North Dakota; Mrs. Edith Marson, Galt, Iowa: Mrs. Mary Bartlett, Waterloo; Marion Ludden, Vinton.

Army Record

Mr. Ludden enlisted in the Union Army at Nashua, August 15, 1861 and was a member of Company G, 27th Iowa infantry until he was discharged on account of ill health. He was well known among the old soldiers of Benton County and during his long residence in Iowa, made a wide circle of friends all of whom regret his passing.

The Waterloo Evening Courier, Monday, August 28, 1910

There were a few errors in this obit. (1) They spelled his first name as Enoch. Everything I found (including his tombstone) says Enos. (2) McDonner, NY, should be McDonough, New York. (3) Pearl Rock, Ill, should be Pearl Rock, Iowa. (4) He enlisted Aug. 15, 1862 (not 61)

Former Resident Called

The funeral of Enos Ludden, father of Mrs. Adelbert Bartlett, 615 Dane Street, was held from her home in Waterloo Monday afternoon. The G.A.R. conducted the services. Mr. Ludden was an old soldier, having fought through the Civil War as member of the 27th Iowa Regiment. Interment was in Fairview.

Death occurred at the home of son, Marion Ludden, at Vinton, Saturday, at 6 o'clock and was caused from old age. Deceased was 85 years of age and was in New York State. He came to Iowa a young man where he joined the 27th Iowa at the outbreak of the war. After serving until the end of the war he returned to this state and settled on a farm near Nashua.

Since age has prevented active employment on the farm he made his home with his children and had been living at Vinton for the past six months. He is survived by six children as follows: Mrs. Adelbert Bartlett, of Waterloo: Mrs. Emma Smith of Jefferson:, Mrs. Edith Harson, of Galt; Edward and L.F. of North Dakota, and Marion, of Vinton.

Waterloo Reporter
The Nashua Reporter, Thursday, Sept. 1, 1910.


McAllister, Freeman He was born about 1834 in Vermont. He was the son of David McAllister (1796 - Mar. 1880) and Susanna Nason (1799-May 17, 1891). He married Jane E. Bond on Nov. 8, 1877 in Floyd County Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934.

1850 Census: Amity, Erie County, Pennsylvania: Daniel O. White (age 63), Alma White (age 43), Mary J. White (age 15), Adeline White (age 13), Paulina White (age 11), Truman c. White (age 10), George J. White (age 8), Ellen White (age 3), Baldwin T. White (age 22), Chauncey McAlaster (age 17, born Vermont, laborer) and Freeman McAlaster, age 16, born Vermont). (Chauncey and Freeman were brothers. In 1850 their parents David and Susan McAllister were located in Union, Erie County, Pennsylvania).

1860 Census: Floyd, Floyd county, Iowa: John W. Stowe (age 25, born New York), Sarah Stowe (age 25, born New York), George W. Stowe (age 4, born Iowa) and Freeman McAllister (age 26, laborer, born Pennsylvania).

Freeman McAllister filed for a pension on May 28, 1880.

1880 Census, Charles, Floyd County, Iowa: F. O. McAllister (age 44, born Vermont) and wife Jane McAllister (age 45, born Indiana.)

1905 Iowa State Census, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa Jane McAllister and F. O. McAllister Jane E. McAllister died in 1906 (Per Find a Grave she was interred on Dec. 21, 1906) and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa. Plot: Block 6, Section 75, Row 17, Space 3.

1910 Census: Charles Ward 1, Floyd County, Iowa: Freeman O. McAllister (age 76, widowed, born Vermont), niece Leone E. Nelly (age 11, born Minnesota) Sister-in-law Elizabeth Waller (age 33, Divorced). and several roomers.

Freeman McAllister died June 21, 1913 (Pension Index Record) and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa, Plot: Block 6, Section 75, Row 17, Space 2


McCanna, James (Pension Index says McKanna). He was born about 1845 in New York.

His widow Margaret McKanna filed for a pension on Aug. 8, 1890 in New York.


McConnell, Frank (Francis Charles) was born July 1837 in Virginia, Coshocton County, Ohio. He was the son of Thomas McConnell and Sybil Thompson. His brother John McConnell also served in Company G, 27th Iowa. Frank McConnell married first Alice Amanda Frey on May 5, 1866 in Wapello County, Iowa (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934) Family tree records say Fry. She was the daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth Fry. He married second Nancy Ellen Triplett on Nov. 5, 1876 in Guthrie County, Iowa.

Note: Most Family Tree Records say her name was Nancy E. Tuflet. Find a Grave says Triplett. Death record shows her father's name as Thomas Trippelet. Death record for Vernon R. T. McConnell shows his parents as Francis McConnell and Nancy Triplett. On the 1850 census there is a Thomas and Sarah Triplett in Rochester, Cedar County Iowa with 5 children. The youngest was Nancy E. Triplet (age 2, born Indiana). This appears to be her family. There was also an Eleaner Drake (age 62, born Georgia) listed with them. Further research shows that Nancy Ellen Triplett is the daughter of Thomas Triplett (Feb. 13, 1813-July 26, 1903) and Sarah Drake (1823 - died between 1850 and 1860 in Iowa). Most family trees show Tuflet. And there is a birth record for Harry Charles McConnell that shows Nancy E. Tuflet, so I can see where the error probably came from.

1850 Census: Ohio, Bartholomew County, Indiana: Thomas McConnell (age 54, farmer), Maranda McConnell (age 20, born Ohio), Eliza McConnell (age 18, born Ohio), Chas. M. McConnell (age 22, born Ohio), Robert McConnell (age 16, born Ohio), Francis McConnell (age 14, born Ohio), John McConnell (age 12, born Ohio), Andrew McConnell (age 10, born Ohio) and Emily McConnell (age 7, born Indiana).

1870 Census: Perry, Dallas county, Iowa: Francis McConnell (age 29, Carpenter, born Ohio), Alice McConnell (age 23, born Ohio), Mary B. McConnell (age 3, born Iowa), Eldora McConnell (age 1, born Iowa) and Sybil McConnell (age 3/12, born Ohio).

Alice McConnell died in 1875 in Perry, Dallas County, Iowa.

1880 Census: Cass, Guthrie County: Frank C. McConnel (age 39, wagon maker, born Indiana), wife Ellen N. McConnel (age 29, born, born Indiana), daughter Belle M. McConnel (age 13, born Iowa), daughter Eldora McConnel (age 11, born Iowa), daughter Sybil A. (age 9, born Iowa), son Vernon T. McConnel (age 2, born Iowa).

1890 Veterans Census; Winlock, Lewis County, Washington: Francis C. McConnell, 3rd Sgt, Co. G., 27 Iowa, Enlisted Aug 1, 1862. Discharged Aug. 12, 1865. Length of Service: 3 Years and 11 days. Post Office Address: Winlock, Lewis Co., Wash. Disability Incurred: Double Rupture.

1900 Census: Winlock, Lewis County, Washington: Francis C. McConnell (born July 1837, age 62, married 24 years, born Ohio, Carpenter), wife Elenen McConnell (born Jan 1848, age 52, married 24 years, 4 children born, 4 still living, born Indiana), daughter Nellie I. McConnell (born July 1888, age 11, born Kansas) and a couple of boarders.

1910 Census: Winlock, Lewis County, Washington: Francis C. McConnell (age 71, married 2 times, currently for 34 years, born Ohio, own income). No one else listed with him.

1910 Census, Tacoma Ward 4, Pierce County, Washington: Ellen McConell (Head, age 66, married 1 time for 33 years, 4 children born, 4 still living, born Indiana), son Thomas McConnell age 32, born Iowa), daughter Lola McConnell (age 22, born Kansas). Living next door was Harry McConnell (age 28, born Iowa) and his wife Nellie McConnell (age 28).

Francis C. McConnell died Nov. 1, 1915 at Tacoma, Washington (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington.

name: Francis Charles Mcconnell
death date: 01 Nov 1915
death place: Tacoma, Pierce, Washington
age at death: 82 years 3 months 21 days
estimated birth year: 1833
father's name: Thomas Mcconnell
mother's name: Sarah Thompson
Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960

His widow Nancy E. McConnell filed for a pension on March 23, 1916 in Washington.

Eleanor N. McConnell died Sept. 4, 1923 and is buried in Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington.

name: Eleanor N Mcconnell
death date: 04 Sep 1923
death place: Tacoma, Pierce, Washington
age at death: 75 years 7 months 8 days
marital status: Married
spouse's name: Francis C Mcconnell
father's name: Thomas Trippelet
Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960


McConnell, John C. He was born July 10, 1839 in Virginia, Coshocton County, Ohio. He was the son of Thomas McConnell and Sybil Thompson. His brother Frank McConnell also served in Company G, 27th Iowa. John C. McConnell married Eliza Heater on Sept. 5, 1870. She was the daughter of Jacob Heater and Sarah A. McElroy.

John C. McConnell was born July 10, 1837, in Shockton (sic) county, Ohio. He is the son of Thomas and Sybil (Thompson) McConnell, who moved to Bartholomew County, Indiana, in 1842, where his father followed farming. His mother died in 1847. Removing to Chickasaw county, Iowa, in 1855, Mr. Thomas McConnell died there in 1875. In 1867 the subject of this sketch turned his attention to farming, in Greene county, Iowa, from whence in 1882, he came to Bagley, establishing himself in his present occupation [groceries and provisions]. He was married September 5, 1870, to Miss Eliza Heater, daughter of Jacob and Sarah A. (McElroy) Heater. Mrs. McElroy was born in Champaign county, Illinois, and came with her parents in 1855 to Greene county, where she was married. They have four children--Ada A., Herbert, Clarence and Mabel. John C. McConnell enlisted in Chickasaw county, August 1, 1862, in Company G, 27th Iowa volunteer infantry, and was present at the engagements of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, Nashville, Fort Blakely, Little Rock, Fort DeRusse, Yellow Bayou, Meridian, Mississippi, and at Old Town Creek, Mississippi. At Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, he had a narrow escape, six bullets having grazed his blanket.

History of Guthrie and Adair Counties, Iowa, Springfield, Ill: Continental Hist. Co., 1884. (Guthrie County)

1850 Census: Ohio, Bartholomew County, Indiana: Thomas McConnell (age 54, farmer), Maranda McConnell (age 20, born Ohio), Eliza McConnell (age 18, born Ohio), Chas. M. McConnell (age 22, born Ohio), Robert McConnell (age 16, born Ohio), Francis McConnell (age 14, born Ohio), John McConnell (age 12, born Ohio), Andrew McConnell (age 10, born Ohio) and Emily McConnell (age 7, born Indiana).

1860 Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Thomas McConnell (age 62, born Maryland), John McConnell (age 23, born Ohio, Farm Laborer.)

1870 Census: Washington, Greene County, Iowa: John McConnell (age 28, farmer, born Ohio), Eliza McConnell (age 18, born Illinois).

1880 Census: Washington, Greene County, Iowa: John McConnell (age 38, farmer, born Ohio), Wife Eliza McConnell (age 28, born Illinois), daughter Adda R. McConnell (age 6, born Iowa), son Herbert A. McConnell (age 3, born Iowa), son Clarence A. McConnell (age 1, born Iowa) and George Sander (age 30, farm laborer, born NC).

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa: 27th Iowa: John C. McConnell, Private, Co. G., Post Office Address: Bagley.

1885 Iowa State Census: Dodge, Guthrie County, Iowa: John McConnell (Township 81, Range 31, Section 11, Bk. 151, lot 14 & 15, age 40, Grocery merchant, born Ohio), Eliza McConnell (age 30, born Illinois) Ada A. McConnell (age 10, born Dallas County, Iowa), Herbert McConnell (age 7, born Greene County, Iowa), Clarence McConnell (age 5, born Greene County, Iowa), Mabel McConnell (age 3, born Greene County, Iowa) and Berthe McConnell (age 0, born Guthrie County, Iowa)

1900 Census Precinct 14, Otero County, Colorado: John C. McConnell (born July 1838, age 61, married 31 years, born Ohio, farm laborer), wife Eliza McConnell (born March 1854, age 46, married 31 years, 7 children born, 6 still living, born Illinois), son Herbert W. McConnell (born Apr. 1877, age 23, born Iowa), son Clarence McConnell (born Aug. 1879, age 20, born Iowa), daughter Bertha McConnell (born May 1884, age 16, born Iowa) and son Ray McConnell (born March 1887, age 13, born Nebraska).

John C. McConnell died Mar. 11, 1907 in La Junta, Otero Co., Colorado. He is buried in Fairview Cemetery, La Junta, Otero County, Colorado.

His widow Eliza McConnell filed for a pension on April 12, 1907 in Colorado.

Eliza (Heater) McConnell (born 1854) died in 1937 and is buried in Fairview Cemetery, La Junta, Otero County, Colorado.


Mahoney, George Washington He was born about 1839 in Indiana. He married Margaret Fleenor on Sept. 9, 1860 in Floyd County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934 and Pension Records). She was the daughter of Nicholas Fleenor (July 17, 1811 - Feb. 14, 1896) and Sarah Caylor/Kaylor (1815 - July 27, 1886). Her brother Isaac Milton Fleenor also served in Company G, 27th Iowa.

1860 Census: Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa: Francis L. Benedict (age 36), Abagail Benedict (age 35), Lewis Benedict (age 9), Lyman L. Benedict (age 7), George W. Mahoney (age 21, carpenter, born Indiana) and Albert Daniels (age 23, carpenter, born Vermont)

George Mahoney died from chronic diarrhea Sept. 18, 1864, Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Mo. He is buried in National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo. Section 32, grave 145. (Find a Grave says Plot 32 0 2880).

His widow Margaret Mahoney filed for a pension on Dec. 29, 1864. A pension was filed for a minor on Mar. 23, 1867. Margaret Cold was guardian. Information from the pension file is extracted below:

Marriage record in file: This certifies that on the 9th day of September, 1860, I Daniel B. Mead, a minister of the gospel united George W. Mahoney, aged twenty one years and Margaret Fleenor, aged sixteen years in the Holy Bonds of Matrimony.

Witness my hand at Rock Grove, this day 1860. Daniel B. Meand


Margaret Mahoney made a statement on Mach 7, 1865: She was a resident of Rock Grove, Floyd County. She is the widow of George W. Mahoney, who was private in Company G, 27th Regiment of Iowa Volunteers, who died at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis Mo, on or about Sept. 18, 1864 and the cause of his death was Typhoid fever, which he contracted while in the service of the United States and in his line of duty. That she was married to the said George W. Mahoney on Sept, 9, 1860 at Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa by Daniel B. Mead, a minister of the gospel. That her name before her said marriage was Margaret Fleenor. At his death her said husband left surviving him the following name child who was then under age sixteen. That the said child resides at Rock Grove. The name and date of birth of said child is Milton F. Mahoney born on December 19, 1861.


Margaret Mahoney married William I. Colt on Sept. 13, 1866 in Floyd County. (Copy of marriage record in file).


Margaret Colt made a statement on March 11, 1867l She was a resident of Nashua, Floyd County, aged 23. She is the guardian of Milton F. Mahoney, whose father was a private in Company G, 27th Regiment of Iowa Infantry Vols. That the said George W. Mahoney died at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis MO on Sept. 18, 1864. That the mother of the child again married, being the wife of William I. Colt. They were married Sept. 13, 1866. The name and date of birth of the child is: Milton F. Mahoney, born Dec. 19th 1861. The parents of the child was married on Sept. 9, 1860 by D. B. Mead, Minister of the Gospel. That the maiden name of the mother was Margaret Fleenor.


Nicholas and Sarah Fleenor made a statement on March 11, 1867: They reside in Rock Grove, Floyd County. That Mrs. Margaret Mahoney, (wife of George W. Mahoney, who was a private in Co. G, 27th Regt Iowa Infty Vols. and who died Sept. 18th 1864) resided with them in their house in Rock Grove on the 19th day of December 1861. And that at that time Mrs. Margaret Mahoney was confined and give birth to a male child named afterwards Milton F. Mahoney. That they were present at the birth of said child and that said child was born in lawful wedlock to said G. W. Mahoney and Margaret Mahoney and is the only child born to said parents.


On March 1, 1869, William I. Colt was appointed Guardian of Milton F. Mahoney.

The Pension record does not reflect it, but family tree information (and cemetery records) show that Margaret (Fleenor, Mahoney) Colt died Oct. 6, 1868. She is buried in Rock Grove Cemetery, Floyd County, Iowa


Manson, Joseph (Munson on the Roster) He was born Sept. 24, 1820 in Mansonville, Brome, Canada. He was the son of Robert Manson (May 4, 1776- Sept. 4, 1854) and Patience Andrews (1778 - 1886). He married Martha Ann Holbrook on Nov. 12, 1848 in Bolton, Broom, Quebec, Canada. (Protestant Marriages for the District of Bedford, Title: Neil Broadhurst, Protestant Marriages for the District of Bedford, Quebec 1804-1879ec 1804-1879.

Name: Joseph Manson
Birth: Sept. 24, 1820 in North Troy, Orleans Co., VT
Death: Jun 17, 1915 in Egan, Moody County, SD
Burial: Egan, Moody Co., SD

1] Bio of Joseph Manson, the first part being excerpted from "History of Brome County, Quebec Canada" 1908 (among genealogy notes of Charles W. Rankin):

"The Mansons came down Lake Champlain from New York state and settled St. Armand not later than 1798.

"Captain Blanchard served in the Revolution on the American side. He settled in Patton and raised 4 sons and 7 daughters. The fifth daughter, Judith married David Perkins; their daughter Azuba married Abraham Holbrook; their eldest daughter, Martha Ann (born July 26, 1828) married Joseph Manson Nov. 12, 1848. Joseph was born Sept. 24, 1820, born in Mansonville Canada. From 14 years of age he attended Brownington Academy. He then returned to Mansonville and was appointed postmaster, judge of the Patton Court and Sargeant in the Militia--all of which he said was not worth a 'pinch of snuff,' so he went west.

"They pioneered out to Iowa and settled at Floyd, Iowa. They homesteaded later (after the Civil War) in Dakota Territory (not yet a state).

"He enlisted as a Union soldier on Jan. 14, 1866 [sic]. He enlisted at Floyd, Iowa a Private in Company "G", 12th Reg., Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He was discharged at Memphis, Tenn. after spending nearly the last year on guard duty at Salem Alabama after the war was over.

"Joseph Manson died June 17, 1915, age 95 years, at Egan, So. Dakota where he is buried.

"Joseph and Martha Ann raised two children. Jay ... and Junia who married Wm. Bennett (1855-1923). Will Jr. married Ada Babcock (b. 3/27/'90)."

[2] Descendants of William & Janet Manson
(among genealogy notes of Charles W. Rankin):
Joseph [Manson],
b. 9/24/1820 North Troy, VT, to Robert & Patience [Manson],
m. 11/12/1848 to Martha Ann Holbrook,
d. 6/19/1915 Egan SD;
ch: James Jay, Junia, Abran & Azuba [qq.v.].

1856 Iowa State Census, St. Charles, Floyd County, Iowa: Joseph Manson (age 25, born Canada, farmer), Martha A. Manson (age 27, born Canada), James J. Manson (age 1, born Illinois). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 1 year.

1860 Census, Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: Joseph Manson (age 40, carpenter, born Vermont), Martha Manson (age 34, born Vermont), James Manson (age 6, born Illinois).

1870 Census, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa: Joseph Manson (age 49, carpenter, born Canada), Martha Manson (age 42, born Canada), James D. Manson (age 15, born Illinois), and Juanita Manson (age 6, born Iowa).

1880 Census, Moody, Dakota Territory, Joseph Manson, carpenter, age 59, born VT), wife Martha A. Manson (age 51, born Canada), daughter Junius E. Manson (age 17, born Iowa).

1890 Veterans Census: Moody County, South Dakota: Joseph Manson Private, Co G., 27th Iowa Inft. Enlisted Dec. 12, 1863, discharged Jan 25, 1866, Length of Service, 3 years, 1 month and 13 days. Post Office Address; Egan, Moody County, South Dakota. Disability Incurred: Rupture.

The South Dakota Land Patents Database contains the following information for each land transaction: date, location (township, range, section, meridian), name of person the land was patented to, case type, conveyance type, county, and the patent document identification number.

Name: MANSON JOSEPH
Meridian: 05
Township: 106 N
Range: 048 W
Section: 008
Acreage: 160
Type: 251101 (Homestead)
Casetype: PA (Patent)
DocID: 6619
Date: 09/02/1890

Name: MANSON JOSEPH
Meridian: 05
Township: 106 N
Range: 048 W
Section: 004
Acreage: 160
Type: 251105 (Homestead)
Casetype: PA (Patent)
DocID: 679
Date: 12/17/1890

1900 Census: Egan, Moody County, South Dakota: Jay Manson (born Jan. 1855, age 45, married 18 years, born Illinois), wife Florence E. Manson (born July 1863, age 36, married 18 years, 4 children born, 4 still living, born Iowa), daughter Hortense Manson (born Oct. 1884, age 15, born South Dakota), son Charles J. Manson (born May 1886, age 14, born South Dakota), son Robert L. Manson (born Feb. 1888, age 12, born South Dakota), daughter Ada F. Manson (born Feb. 1895, age 5, born South Dakota) and father Joseph Manson (born Sept. 1820, age 79, married 51 years, born Canada)

Joseph Manson died June 17, 1915 and is buried in Hillside Cemetery, Egan, South Dakota.

U.S. Veterans Gravesites: Name: Joseph Manson, Service Info, PVT, US Army Civil War, Birth Date: Sept. 24, 1820, Death Date: June 17, 1915, Cemetery: Hillside Cemetery, Cemetery Address: Egan, SD 27024

Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University
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Atlanta, Georgia 30322
Phone: (404) 727-6887

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Manson, Joseph
Title: Joseph Manson letters, 1864-1866
Call Number:
Manuscript Collection No. 387
Extent: 1 microfilm reel (MF)

Abstract: Microfilm copy of letters from teacher, homesteader, and Union soldier Joseph Manson to his wife, while he served in the 27th Iowa Infantry Regiment and the 12th Iowa Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.

Language: Materials entirely in English

Biographical Note

Joseph Manson, teacher, homesteader, and Union soldier, was living in Canada when he decided to go to the United States, homestead, and participate in the Civil War. He secured legal admittance to enter the army by accepting three hundred dollars ($300.00) from a wealthy family to go in place of their son. Manson began his service about January 1, 1864. He was a member of the 27th Iowa Infantry Regiment until July 17, 1865 when he became a member of the 12th Iowa Infantry Regiment.

Joseph Manson and his wife, Martha, whom he had married, apparently in 1848, were the parents of a son, James J. Manson, and a younger daughter, Jannetta [?], whose nickname was "Birdie".

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a microfilm copy of 132 letters written by Joseph Manson mainly to his wife but a few were addressed to his son James, his brother William, other members of his family and to his friends from 1864-1866. The letters were written while he was serving in the United States Army mainly in Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Missouri, and Alabama. He expresses concern for his family, and discusses daily life and the places he has been, his bout with malaria, Native Americans at Camp McClellan (Iowa), and Abraham Lincoln, whom he idolized.

Arrangement Note:

Not filmed in chronological order

Finding Aid Note:

A list of the letters in the order in which they appear on the film is available


Mitchell, John He was born about 1821 in Scotland. He married Catherine Greenlees on Aug. 9, 1850 in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois (Marriage record in Pension File). She was possibly the daughter of Peter and Martha Greenlees. In 1850, there was a large "Greenlees" family in Harlem, Winnebago County, Illinois. Peter and Martha were the only Greenlees in Winnebago County, Illinois that were old enough to be her parents.

1850 Census, Harlem, Winnebago, Illinois John Mitchell (age 27, farmer, born Scotland), Catherine Mitchell (age 20, born Scotland) and William Ryburn (age 14, born Scotland).

1860 Census: Floyd, Floyd county, Iowa: John Mitchell (age 38, farmer, born Scotland), Catherine Mitchell (age 32, born Scotland), James Mitchell (age 8, born Iowa), John Mitchell (age 6, born Iowa), Robt. Mitchell (age 5, born Iowa), Samuel Mitchell (age 2, born Iowa) and Hugh Mitchell (age 1/12, born Iowa).

John Mitchell died May 22, 1864, Fales' Landing, LA, of typhoid dysentery.

He is reported to be buried in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa -- and there is a tombstone with his name on it there. However, the following additional information has been provided by Chris Tonn:

I have researched the following and have not found any evidence that John Mitchell is buried in the Riverside cemetery in Charles City Iowa.

Charles City newspapers for May/June/July 1864
Floyd County Courthouse
Charles City Library
Riverside Cemetery Books
Catherine's VA widow pension file
Ancestry.com

He is listed as buried in Floyd County in the "History of Floyd County 1882". However, Daniel Dean is also listed as being buried in Floyd County and he is buried in Memphis, TN so that is not a reliable source.

John purchased 6 graves in Riverside Cemetery when 3 of his sons died in Nov, 1860. His name is listed on the tombstone. It looks to me like all the names were added at the same time since the engraving all look alike. Possibly occurred when Catherine died.

Cemetery books list the following people as buried at this site:

Grave 1 empty
Grave 2 John G Mitchell, d. 1915 (his name is not listed on the tombstone)
Grave 3, 4, 5 Child Mitchell (unknown which child is buried in each grave, Robert, Samuel, James G)
Catherine d. 1891

I'll continue to research and will add the family tombstone to John Mitchell's memorial this week.

Please add in John Mitchell's bio section that no evidence has been found that he is actually buried there. If he is found buried elsewhere later on this will clear up any confusion that might occur.

His widow Catherine G. Mitchell filed for a pension on Aug. 9, 1864. Information from the pension file is extracted below:

Catherine G. Mitchell made a statement on August 1, 1864:

  • She was a resident of Floyd County.
  • She was aged 37
  • She is the widow of John Mitchell, who was a private in Company G, 27th Regiment of Iowa Volunteers.
  • He died on steamer at the mouth of Red River on or about the 22nd day of May 1864.
  • She was married to the said John Mitchell on the August 9, 1850. (the marriage record in file shows that they were married by John Mitchell, Minister of the Gospel.
  • She is the mother by said John Mitchell of: John Mitchell, aged 10 years on January 8, 1864; James Mitchell aged 4 years on June 19, 1864 and Hugh Mitchell, aged 2 years on Sept. 14, 1864.

A Statement in file says he died May 22, 1864 at Fishers Landing, LA of Typhoid Fever.

Dates of birth for her children: John, born Jan. 8, 1854. James, born June 6, 1860 and Hugh, born Sept. 14, 1862.

A Robert and Mary Greenlees made a statement confirming the birth of her oldest son John. The 1850 census shows that Robert Greenlees was not old enough to be her father. He could be a brother.


I hereby request that the name of Catherine G. Mitchell, widow of John, P G 27 Ia Inf, who a pensioner on the rolls of this agency, under Certificate No. 37449, and who was last paid at $12 to 4 March 1891, has been dropped because of death. (It does not state her actual date of death.)

1870 Census, Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: Arthur Mcammond (age 35, farmer, born NY), Ester I Mcammond (age 32), George E. Mcammond (age 13), Lillian F. Mcammond (age 11), Hurbert J. Mcammond (age 9), Frank Mcammond (age 7), Minnie Mcammond (age 4), Catherine Mitchell (age 42, widow, born Scotland), John Mitchell (age 16, born Iowa), James Mitchell (age 10, born Iowa) and Hugh Mitchell (age 8, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: Catherine Mitchell (age 54, widowed, born Scotland), John Mitchell (age 25, born Iowa, farmer), James Mitchell (age 20, born Iowa).

Catherine G. Mitchell died April 19, 1891 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa: Plot: Range 3, Section 9, Row 3, Space 6.


Montgomery, William Volney. He was born July 10, 1847 in Waukegan, Lake county, Illinois. He was the son of William Montgomery ((April 13, 1825 - Dec. 31, 1902) and Elizabeth "Betsy" Marania Miller (Aug. 19, 1826-Sept. 19, 1906). He married Harriett E. Rockwell on Sept. 13, 1868 in Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa. (Early Marriages in Floyd County, Iowa). She was the daughter of John William Rockwell (Mar. 26,1838 - Mar 18, 1913) and Phoebe Boyce Waring (Nov. 1824 - Mar. 29, 1903).

1850 Census, Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois: William Montgomery (age 24, farmer, born Ohio), Betsy M. Montgomery (age 24, born New York), Volney W. Montgomery (age 3, born Illinois), Polly Montgomery (age 1, born Illinois) and George Sumner (age 15, born Maine).

1856 Iowa State Census, Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: William Montgomery (age 39, born Ohio, Farmer), Betsy Montgomery (age 30, born Ill.), Voleny Montgomery (age 9, born Ill.), Polly M. Montgomery (age 7, born Illinois), Caleb Montgomery (age 3, born Illinois), The family had been in the state of Iowa for 3 years.

1860 Census: Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: William Montgomery (age 35, farmer, born Ohio), Betsy M. Montgomery (age 30, born New York), Volney Montgomery (age 14, born Illinois), Mirana Montgomery (age 12, born Illinois), Caleb Montgomery (age 9, born Illinois), No name Montgomery (age 1, female, born Iowa), and George E. Kaymore (age 50, born New York).

1870 Census: Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: Wm. V. Montgomery (age 23, farmer, born Illinois), Harriett (age 19, born NY), Eugene Montgomery (age 3/12, born Iowa). They were living next door to John W. Rockwell (age 47, farmer, born NY) and Phebee Rockwell (age 36, born NY) and family.

1880 Census: Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska: Volney Montgomery (age 33, Carpenter, born Illinois), wife Harriett Montgomery (age 29, born N York), son Eugene Montgomery (age 10, born Iowa), daughter Lena Montgomery (age 9, born Iowa), son Ernest Montgomery (age 7, born Iowa).

1890 Veterans Census, Grove, Madison County, Nebraska: William Montgomery, Private Co. D, 12th Iowa Inf. Enlisted Dec. 25, 1863, Discharged Jan 2. 1866, Length of Service 3 years and 1 month. Post Office Address Felden Shilo. Disability Incurred: discharged for wound and nervous disability. Remarks: Two Years Service.

1910 Census: Seattle Ward 12, King County, Iowa: Justin O. Rockwell (age 75, widowed, born Illinois), nephew-in-law, William Montgomery (age 62, married 1 time for 41 years, born Illinois), Niece Hattie E. Montgomery (age 59, married 1 time for 41 years, 3 children born, 3 still living, born New York)

1920 Census: Seattle, King County, Washington: William V. Montgomery (age 72, born Illinois), wife Harriett E. Montgomery (age 64, born New York) and adopted son George D. Montgomery (age 9, born Washington).

William V. Montgomery died Nov. 6, 1921 and is buried in Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington, Plot 158D.

-- Funeral notice, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Tuesday, November 8, 1921, page 19, column H

ATTENTION, G. A. R.

MONTGOMERY - In this city, November 6, WILLIAM V. MONTGOMERY, age 74 years, beloved husband of Harriet E. Montgomery and father of E. M. Montgomery of Seattle, Mrs. George J. Nestle of Port Angeles and E. W. Montgomery of St. Louis, Mo. Member of John F. Miller Post, No. 31, G. A. R.

Funeral services from the Columbia Undertaking Parlors Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., Miller Post and Miller Corps in charge. Interment at Lake View.

His widow Harriet Montgomery filed for a pension on Nov. 22, 1921.

Harriet E (Rockwell) Montgomery died July 18, 1933 in Seattle, Washington. She is buried in Lake View Cemetery, Seattle Washington.


Moore, William C. He was born Aug. 23, 1818 in New York. He was the son of John Moore (Apr. 18, 1789 - after 1860) and Althea Cole (Jan 7, 1798 - May 6, 1845). He married Mary Freeman on March 8, 1847 at Libertyville, Lake County, Illinois (Widow's pension application).

This information is about the FATHER of William C. Moore. Found here.

He grew to manhood upon a farm, and when 22 years of age he enlisted for the War of 1812. During a battle a cannon ball tore the flesh from off his thighs, and for two years he lay sick in the hospital. He never afterward fully regained his health, and by the Government was granted a pension.

With his family, John Moore emigrated to Ohio, and spent nine and a half years in Medina County, whence he came to Libertyville, in 1842. He made a settlement near Diamond Lake, and ultimately all of the children came to this county, with the exception of one who dies in early life.

John Moore purchased a farm, but did not actively engage in agricultural pursuits, having lost his eyesight soon after coming to Lake County.

He died at the home of a son in Wisconsin, shortly before the war.

He was one of the pioneers of Lake County, Illinois, having settled in what is now Vernon, when three houses constituted that place, and was a worthy citizen.

In politics he was a Whig, and was a member of the Disciples Church.

John Moore was born John More in 1789 in a part of New York which became Vermont in 1791.

He was a soldier in War of 1812, in battles of Lundy Lane, Sackett's Harbor and Chippewa.

In 1850 Lake County Census, father John More age 61, was living with daughter Mary and Orrin Noyes. He was living with Manley in Wisconsin in 1860 census. He was not in 1870 census

John More changed the spelling of his name in 1860 to Moore.

John and Altha More moved to Medina County, Ohio in 1833 and then to Lake County, Illinois in 1842.

After Altha died in 1844 the family split up. All the younger children went to live with other relatives and friends. Some of them going to older brother and sisters.

1850 Census: Libertyville, Lake County, Illinois: William Moore (age 33, farmer, born New York), Mary Moore (age 20, born New York), Ferdinand L. Moore (age 2, born Illinois), James Moore (age 1/12, born Illinois), William Freeman (age 17, born New York.)

1856 Iowa State Census: Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: William Moore (age 38, born New York), Mary Moore (age 25, born New York), Ferdinand Moore (age 8, born Illinois), James M. Moore (age 6, born Illinois), Isibell Moore (age 4, born Illinois), James Moore (age 39, born New York), William Towner (age 23, born NY, Warner Dikeman (age 39, born New York and Maria Freeman (age 17, born New York.)

1860 Census: Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: William Moore (age 40, born New York, farmer), Mary Moore (age 30, born New York), Ferdinand Moore (age 12, born Illinois), James M. Moore (age 10, born Illinois), Isabella Moore (age 8, born Illinois), George H. Moore (age 3, born Iowa), Ida Moore (age 6/12, born Iowa).

William C. Moore, died Feb 20, 1863, Memphis, Tenn., of chronic diarrhea.

His widow Mary Moore filed for a pension on Apr. 14, 1863. Information from the pension record is extracted below:

On April 7, 1863 in Floyd County, Iowa, Mary Moore stated:

  • She was age 35
  • A resident of Floyd Township, Floyd County, Iowa.
  • She is the widow of William C. Moore, a private in Company G, 27th Regiment of Iowa Volunteers. He enlisted at St. Charles City on or about August 22, 1862, for the term of 3 years. He died at the Hospital in Memphis Tennessee on or about Feb. 19, 1863 and his cause of death was chronic diarrhea.
  • She was married to William C. Moore on March 8, 1847 at Libertyville, Lake County, Illinois by James Millard, JP.
  • Her name before her marriage was Mary Freeman.
  • That she had six children of whom William C. Moore, deceased, was the father. Their names and ages are as follows: Ferdinand L, age 15; James M. aged 13; Isabel, age 11; George, age 6; Ida, age 3;, and Ellsworth, age 1.

In a statement in 1867 she listed the dates of birth of the youngest children:

  • Isabell, born Jan. 18, 1852 in Watertown, Floyd County, Iowa
  • Ida, born Jan. 17, 1860, in Watertown, Floyd County, Iowa
  • Ellsworth, born March 3, 1862. in Watertown, Floyd County, Iowa

On March 7, 1865 C. A. Slocum, Capt. Co. G, 27th Iowa Infty, made a statement that William C. Moore, Private, Co. G, 27th Regt Iowa Inft. contracted "chronic diarrhea" while in line of duty in the month of December 1862 and continued sick of the same disease in Hospital at Fort Pickering, Memphis Tenn.. until Feb. 17, 1863 when he died in the above named Hospital of the disease contracted.


Pension record says: Dropped Dec. 7, 1910. Auditor advised of death. It does not say exactly when or where she died.

Note: The Veterans Administration Pension Payment card says this: Dead, no date given (P.M. Nov. 10). Bureau notified Dec. 7, 1910.

1870 Census, Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Mary Moore (age 38, born NY), Ferdinand Moore (age 22, laborer, born New York), Ida Moore (age 10, born Iowa), Ellsworth Moore (age 8, born Iowa) and James M. Moore (age 21, laborer, born Illinois).


Morris, Isaac A. He was born July 25, 1826 in Monroe County, Ohio. He was the son of Isaac Morris (Feb. 7, 1803 - Aug. 11, 1888) and Elizabeth Sailor (1804 - Jan 22, 1882). He married Christina Tener Sailor on Nov. 29, 1884 in Elkhart County, Indiana. (Indiana Marriage Collection: Isaac Morris, married Tener Sailor, Nov. 24, 1884, Elkhart County,). She was the daughter of Jacob Sailor (Mar. 17, 1777 - Dec. 16, 1868) and Esther Crow (1785 - Sept, 9, 1853).

Isaac A. Morris Isaac A. Morris. Photo found here.

1850 Census, Olive, Elkhart County, Indiana: Isaac A. Morris (age 21, farmer, born Ohio), Christina Morris (age 21, born Ohio). They were living between Jacob and Esther Sailor and Samuel Sailor. (I noted a discrepancy on this census record. According to family tree information, Isaac married Christina and was the son of Isaac and Elizabeth Morris. The census record does show a 21 year old Isaac Morris married to Christiana. However, Isaac and Elizabeth Morris are on the previous page and listed with them is a 23 year old Isaac. Are there two different Isaacs? or was he listed twice and one of the ages is incorrect?)

1860 Census, Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Isaac Morris (age 34, farmer, born Ohio), Christianna Morris (age 34, born Ohio), Emeline Morris (age 10, born Indiana), Martha A. Morris (age 8, born Indiana), Sarah Morris (age 3, born Iowa).

A Discharge certificate said: "Isaac A. Morris was born in Monroe County, in the State of Ohio, is thirty-eight years of age, five feet, nine inches high, dark complexion, black eyes, brown hair, and by occupation, when enrolled, a farmer." He was discharged on Aug. 14, 1865 at St. Louis Missouri from the 2nd. Battalion of Veteran Reserve Corps. (The information matches the information on the Roster of the 27th Iowa).

1870 Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Isac Morris (age 44, farmer, born Ohio), Christina Morris (age 44, born Ohio), Emiline Morris (age 20, born Indiana), Martha Morris (age 18, born Indiana), Sarah Morris (age 12, born Iowa), Lena Morris (age 10, born Iowa), Johnson Morris (age 8, born Iowa) and Cora Morris (age 3, born Iowa).

Christina Tener (Sailor) Morris (born 1829), died July 23, 1875. She is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Fostoria, Clay County, Iowa.

1880 Census, Westport, Dickinson, County, Iowa: A. Isaac Morris, (age 54, widowed, farmer, born Ohio), daughter E. Sarah Morris (age 22, born Iowa), daughter E. Selena (age 19, born Iowa), son J. Willard Morris (age 17, born Iowa), daughter J. Cora Morris (age 13, born Iowa).

Isaac A. Moore filed for a pension on Aug. 15, 1881 in Iowa.

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailor and Marines, Living in Iowa: 27th Iowa: Isaac A. Morris, Private Co. G., Post Office Address: Cromwell Center (Clay County).

1885 Iowa State Census: Westport, Dickinson County: Isaac A. Morris (Township 98, Range 38, Section 34, 1/4 1/2 of NE, age 57, farmer, born Ohio), Selena E. Morris (age 24, born Chickasaw County, Iowa), Cora J. Morris (age 17, born Chickasaw County, Iowa.

Isaac A. Morris died July 12, 1896 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Summit Township, Clay County, Iowa.

Obituary (found here)

The death of I. A. Morris, an old and respected resident of this city, occurred Saturday evening at 6:30 after an illness of 24 hours. Friday evening when in the act of carrying a pail of water to his cow he was stricken with paralysis. The stroke affected both sides, and in an hour he was unable to articulate an intelligible word. The deceased was born in Monroe County, Ohio, July 25, 1826, and has been a resident of this county the past twenty-four years. He served as a private in the rebellion and was a member of the G.A.R. Services were held at the M.E. church Sunday, Rev. Messenger preaching the funeral sermon, and the remains were laid to rest in the Cromwell cemetery along side of his wife, who was buried there twenty-one years ago the 23rd of this month. Five daughters and one son are left to mourn the death of a devoted parent. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved ones in their hour of deep sorrow.

There was no date, or place identified in the obituary. But there was a paper with the obituary that said: "I. A. Morris was born in Monroe County, Ohio July 25, 1826, and died July 11th, 1896."

Clay County, Iowa Grave Records: Isaac A. Morris, Death Date: July 12, 1896, page 55, Birth Date: 1826, Cemetery, Evergreen, Town, Fostoria.

Per Sharon Hesebeck who has walked the cemetery and located his tombstone: "He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Summit Twp, Fosteria, Clay Co., Ia. The Cromwell Cemetery is in Waterford Twp. Clay Co., IA, It now goes by the First Reformed Cemetery. It also was known by the Cromwell Corner."


Mosgrove, Samuel Briggs He was born Jan. 30, 1843 in Canada. (Note, the roster says he was born in Illinois and the Family Data Collection on Ancestry.com says he was born in Wells County, Illinois. However, the 1860 Census Record says he was born in Canada. It does appear that the family was in Illinois prior to moving to Iowa, because several children were born there). He was the son of Thomas Mosgrove and Mary Elizabeth Welch.

1860 Census Cox Creek Clayton County, Iowa: Thomas Masgrove (age 50, farmer, born Ireland), Mary Masgrove (age 34, born Canada), Samuel Masgrove (age 14, born Canada), Elizabeth Masgrove (age 13, born Canada, Edward Masgrove (age 10, born Canada), Lonara Masgrove, (age 7, born Illinois), Emma Masgrove (age 5, born Illinois), Mary Masgrove (age 2, born Illinois).

Briggs Mosgrove, died April 16, 1865, Keokuk, of diarrhea. He is buried in Keokuk National Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa / Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, Iowa.

His mother Mary C. Mosgrove filed for a pension on Sept. 27, 1871.


Muhm, Frederick He was born May 27, 1828 at Hesse Cassel, Germany. He was the son of Friedrich Muhm (1801 - Nov. 18, 1863 and Martha Elizabeth Hetterich (1803 - 1839). He married Susan Knapp on March 4, 1854 in Freeport, Stevenson Co. Ill. (His obituary says March 2, 1854). She was the daughter of Ransom Knapp (Oct. 11, 1804 - 1850) and Laura W. Morris (1805 - Jan. 1860). Her sister Sarah Jane Knapp married Silas Wright Haven, who also served in Company G, 27th Iowa.

Frederick and Susan Muhm

The photo, biography and obituary was found here

Fredrick Muhm was born at Hesse Cassel, Germany, May 27, 1828, and died in West Cedar Valley, NE on the evening of May 20, 1894 and would have been 66 years old the Sunday following his death. With his father he emigrated to America in the spring of 1839 settling in New York State. He was married to Susan Knapp at Freeport, Steenson Co. Illinois, March 2, 1854, moving to Iowa in 1856 and Aug. 11, 1870, came to Nebraska, Settling near Norfolk finally moving on to the home where he died in June 1884. He enlisted and fought in the Civil War. He enlisted in 1862 in Company G 27th Iowa Infantry, after being disabled, he received an honorable discharge. Mr. and Mrs. Muhm were the parents of 12 children, seven girls and five boys who all survived their father. There were also 29 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the church in West Cedar Valley.

The following information was gathered by Allen Muhm and Aunt Nellie (Muhm) Olmstead several years ago.

Her father Fredrick Muhm came to America from Hesse Kassel, Germany in the Spring of 1839, with his father, mother, brothers and sisters. The brothers were John and Jerry and the sisters were Catherine and Elizabeth.

It took them three months to make the voyage by ship. The mother died in childbirth and her and the baby were buried at sea.

The children were all given away when they reached America as their father was alone with no means of support. Fredrick was given to a family who worked him very hard with hardly enough to eat, so he soon tired of that and ran away.

He signed up to go to sea and did not like that either so he again ran away. One of the yarns he used to tell was that he had a pair of pants that had 99 patches on them. His captain got tired of seeing them around and threw them overboard and he thought so much of the pants that he went overboard after them and the ship left him. He was picked up later (three days) and still had the pants.

He next tried railroading and he used to tell his children he ran the first engine from Chicago to Galena and had a picture of the engine and it was in the family for a long time but finally came up missing.

In 1955 Alan Muhm wrote to Chicago and Northwestern Railroad system about it. They informed him the railroad from Chicago to Galena was built by the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad but never reached Galena, being built only as far as Freeport by 1853, and their first locomotive was the "Pioneer" and was in use until 1873. It was used in construction work with the building of the railroad around Freeport and Rockford, Ill. This engine is on exhibition in the shops of the C&NW R.R. It was a narrow gauge engine came to Chadron on a flatcar.

Fredrick met Susan Knapp while boarding at her fathers boarding house and working on the railroad, at Freeport, Stevenson Co. Ill. They were married March 2, 1854 and went to Wisconsin to live where his father also lived. He had remarried and had several children. In 1856 they moved to Iowa and then to NE, on Aug. 11, 1870 settling near Norfolk.

Fredrick was German and Susan was English from her fathers side and Scotch from her mothers side and didn't like to live in the German settlement at Freeport so his father gave them enough money to move to Rockford. This was before they moved to WI. where his father lived. Evidently they didn't like it there either so they moved out west to Iowa. Finally they got a homestead and spent the rest of their lives at Neliegh, NE after they moved there.

More About Frederick Muhm:
Comment 1: Didn't care for the sea too much.
Comment 2: Ran the first engine from Chicago to Galea.
Comment 3: disabled while with Co. G 27th Iowa Inf.
Comment 4: Had 29 Grandchildren.
Ethnicity/Relig.: Episcopalian.
Occupation: Seaman, Soldier, Railroad Engineer, Farmer.
Residence: Neliegh, Nebr.

More About Frederick Muhm and Susan Knapp:
Marriage: March 4, 1854, Freeport, Stevenson Co. Ill.

Children of Frederick Muhm and Susan Knapp:

  1. Edith Susan Muhm, b. November 29, 1854, ?, d. date unknown, ?.
  2. Fannie Laura Muhm, b. September 21, 1856, ?, d. March 13, 1930.
  3. Estelle(Stella) C. Muhm, b. January 27, 1859, d. April 1, 1934.
  4. Frederick Ernest (Fred) Muhm, b. March 4, 1861, d. December 28, 1928.
  5. Lillie May Muhm, b. March 14, 1865, d. date unknown.
  6. Jennie Elizabeth Muhm, b. July 14, 1867, d. April 10, 1945.
  7. Ralph L. Muhm, b. December 17, 1869, d. June 1948.
  8. Anna (Annie) Irene Muhm, b. March 1, 1872, d. April 18, 1936.
  9. Christopher G. Muhm, b. February 28, 1874, Neligh Nebraska, d. July 12, 1938, Oral, So. Dak..
  10. Cyrus Walter Muhm, b. March 14, 1877, Meadow Grove, Madison County Nebr., d. February 23, 1938, Oelrichs, Fallriver County So. Dak.
  11. Nellie E. Muhm, b. March 5, 1880, d. October 27, 1959.
  12. John Ransom Muhm, b. January 10, 1882, d. September 30, 1936.

This biography is for the son of Frederick Muhm and Susan Knapp (Fred) found here.

FRED E. MUHM.

The Muhm family were among the very early settlers of Nebraska, and Fred E. Muhm has spent most of his life in that state. When he accompanied his parents there, deer and antelope were frequently seen in Madison county, where they located. Then Columbus and West Point were their nearest trading points and they passed through the usual experiences and vicissitudes of the pioneer. They often had to fight prairie fires to protect their home, stock and crops, and during the first three years they suffered the loss of their grain through the depredations of grasshoppers. However, they triumphed over all difficulties and developed an excellent farm, where Fred E. Muhm was reared. Mr. Muhm is a native of Iowa, born in 1860, a son of Fred and Susie Muhm, the former a native of Germany and the latter of Illinois. The father came to America, as a young man, in a sailing vessel, and consumed three months in the voyage. He located in Madison county in 1870, and there took up a homestead, erecting a log house which was their home the first ten years.

The education of Fred E. Muhm was begun in his native state and completed after he came to Nebraska. He was reared to farm work and had the advantage of knowing conditions and requirements of carrying on farming in Nebraska from early boyhood. In 1882 be came to Cedar county and purchased his present place, which is very well situated on section seventeen, township twenty-nine, range one, cast, and set about improving it. He has a comfortable house and other substantial buildings, and his estate is a valuable one. He has identified himself with the best interests of his community and is held in high esteem as a good citizen and desirable neighbor. In 1888 Mr. Muhm was united in marriage with Miss Hattie Kober, a native of Tama county, Iowa, and daughter of George and Elizabeth (Grunger) Kober, and seven children have blessed this union, namely: Hazel., John, Opal, Ruby, May, Onar, and Jay. Mr. Muhm is a republican, and has assisted in the public service at times as precinct assessor, and for twenty-three years he has been the treasurer of his school district.

COMPENDIUM OF HISTORY, REMINISCENCE AND BIOGRAPHY OF NEBRASKA., page 602 and 603

1860 Census, Rockford, Floyd County, Iowa: Fred Mahan (age 30, laborer, born Germany), Susan Mahan (age 23, born Illinois), Anna Mahan (age 5, born Illinois), Laura Mahan (age 3, born Illinois), Laura Mahan (age 3, born Wisconsin), Estella Mahan (age 1, born Iowa) and Julia Reddy (age 25, born Illinois).

1880 Census, Deer Creek, Madison County, Nebraska, Fredric Muhm (age 52, farmer, born Germany), wife Susan Muhm (age 43, born Illinois), son Fredrick Muhm (age 19, born Iowa), daughter Lillie Muhm (age 15, born Iowa), daughter Jennie Muhm (age 12, born Iowa), son Ralph Muhm (age 10, born Iowa), daughter Anna Muhm (age 8, born Neb.), daughter Crissa Muhm (age 6, born Neb), son Sirus Muhm (age 3, born Neb). and daughter Nella Muhm (age 3/12, born Mar. born Neb.).

1885 Nebraska State Census Collection, Harmony, Antelope County, Nebraska: Fred Muhm (age 57, farmer, born Germany), wife Sarah Muhm (age 48, born Illinois), daughter Jennie Muhm (age 17, born Iowa), son Ralph Muhm (age 15, born Iowa), daughter Annie Muhm (age 13, born Neb.), daughter Chrissie (age 11, born Neb.), son Cyrus Muhm (age 8, born Neb.), daughter Nellie Muhm (age 5, born Neb.) and son John Muhm (age 3, born Neb.).

1890 Veterans Census: Elgin, Antelope, Nebraska: Elgin, Antelope County, Nebraska: Frederick Muhm, private Co. G. 27 Iowa Inf. Enlisted Aug. 8, 1862. Discharged March 26, 1864. Length of Service; 1 year, 7 months, 18 days, Post Office Address: Neligh. Disability Incurred: Injuries in back and side.

Frederick Muhm died May 20, 1894 and is buried in West Cedar Valley, Elgin, Antelope County, Nebraska, Lot 164, Section 1.

Obituary

Frederick Muhm, the subject of this sketch was born in Hessca Castle, Germany, May 27, 1828 and died in West Cedar Valley, Nebraska, on the afternoon of May 20, 1894. Aged 63 years, 11 months and 23 days. His father and family emigrated to America early in 1839 and settled in the state of New York. When nearly 26 years old he was married to Miss Susan Knapp at Freeport, Illinois, March 2, '54 and in '56 moved to Iowa. He came to Nebraska in the month of August, 1870, and moved on to the home where he died, in June, 1884. He was a soldier in the late war, enlisting in Company G 27th Regiment Iowa infantry. He was disabled and received an honorable discharge. Mr. and Mrs. Muhm were the parents of 12 children, of whom seven were girls and five boys, and all survive the death of the revered father. 29 grandchildren grace the circles of their married children. He was an affectionate father, an indulgent husband and an obliging neighbor. Reverend Henry Griffith officiated at the funeral services that were held at the Valley church. Six comrades were pallbearers, and the preacher paid to all soldiers the great tribute of respect. The children are so widely scattered the six of them could not get here to attend the funeral services. Ralph, of Missouri and Mrs. Jenny Holcomb, of Iowa, came on the afternoon train but was too late. Mrs. Susie Gilbert, of Iowa came next day. The oldest son, Fred of Cedar County, Nebraska is the only absent child that succeeded in reaching the parental home in time to attend the funeral rite. The remains were interred in the Valley Cemetery.

Peacefully sleep you dear old soldier,
In the grave prepared for you.
All by your comrades true and trusty,
The last rite they can do.

You bravely fought your countries battles,
Proved yourself a soldier true.
But you've gone to join the comrades,
And to pass at "grand review,"

May the guards at the beautiful gate,
Not find one unpardoned sin,
And may they hear from the judge of all,
Open the gate and let him in.

Burt

His widow Susan Muhm filed for a pension on June 25, 1894.

Susan Knapp Muhm died Oct. 30, 1913.

Obituary

Susan Knapp was born near Alton, Illinois, on September 22, 1837 where she grew to womanhood. In 1854 she was married to Frederick Muhm at Freeport, Illinois. In 1870 the family moved to Madison County where they settled on a homestead and resided until 1884, when they moved to a farm 6 miles southwest of Neligh in Antelope County. Here the husband and father died in 1894. There were born to this marriage 12 children of whom 11 are still living as follows: Fannie Grant of Elgin, Nebraska; Estella Anderson of Neligh; Fred Muhm of Randolph, Nebraska; Lillie Grant of Pacific Grove, California; Jenny Holcomb of Saint Anthony, Iowa; Ralph Muhm of Corwith, Iowa; Anna Tueber of Tacoma, Washington; Chris Muhm of Oelrichs, South Dakota; Nelly Olmstead of Neligh and John Muhm of Neligh. Mrs. Muhm was grandmother of 65 children and great-grandmother of 25 children. She moved to Neligh in March 1903, and resided here continuously until the time of her death on October 30, 1913. At the age of 13 she joined the membership of the Baptist Church and 1903 join the first Congregational church of Neligh.

CARD OF THANKS

To all those who were so kind to us during the death and burial of our beloved mother, we extend our heartfelt thanks.

THE CHILDREN


Murray, Lewis He was born Apr 1, 1826 in Canada. He married Drusilla Labore on Sept. 3, 1846 in Vergennes, Addison Co., VT. She was the daughter of Robert Labore (1773 - Jan 31, 1855) and Mary Ann Clements (? - Dec. 21, 1842).

Lewis MurrayLewis Murray photo was found here. The photo below of Lewis Murray, Jamima, Blanch and Margie was found in the same place.

Lewis Murray was born on 1 Apr 1826 in the Dominion of Canada. The family moved to Vermont when he was two years of age. Although nothing is known about his parents, he must have had French in his background because he spoke the language all of his life, whenever the chance arose. His parents died when he was young and he was raised by a married sister whose name is also unknown. He married Drusilla Labore on 3 Sep 1846 in Vergennes, Addison Co., VT. She was the daughter of Robert Labore and Mary Ann Clements.

Lewis moved to Iowa in 1857 stopping for a few months at Waukon, then making his home in Floyd, Floyd Co., IA. He resided there until 1890 and then lived at the homes of his children.

Lewis enlisted in Co. G. of the 27th Iowa Infantry Volunteers on 15 Aug 1862 at Floyd. He was mustered into service the following October at Dubuque and served for two years. He was mustered out at Clinton, IA on 8 Aug 1865 and received a pension.

Mr. Murray united with the Methodist Episcopal church in Floyd, IA continuing his membership until his death. He died 2 Feb 1908 at the home of his son and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Floyd, Floyd Co., IA.

Children of Lewis Murray and Drusilla Labore:

  1. Jemima Louisa Murray b. 16 Jan 1849 in Essex Co, NY. m. Charles M. COLE on 12 Mar 1871. d. 15 Jul 1925.
  2. Wesley Murray b. 3 Jul 1855 d. 1 Feb 1865.
  3. Isreal R. Murray b. Feb 1862 in Floyd, Floyd Co., IA m. Ella A. _____. d. 10 May 1938.
  4. Cora May Murray b. 24 Sep 1865 in Floyd, Floyd Co., IA m. Silas Wright HANCHETT on 31 Mar 1891. d. 20 Mar 1908.

Lewis Murray, Jemima, Blanch and Margie 1860 Census, Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: Lewis Murry (age 34, farmer, born Canada), Drusilla Murry (age 32, born England), Jemiah Murry (age 11, born New York), John W. Murry (age 5, born Vermont).

1870 Census: Floyd, Floyd county, Iowa: Lewis Murrey (age 44, laborer, born Canada), Drusill Murrey (age 42, born England), Isreal R. Murrey (age 8, born Iowa) and Cora M. Murrey (age 4, born Iowa)

1880 Census: Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: Lewis Murray (age 54, laborer, born Canada), wife Drusilla Murray (age 52, born England), son Israel Murray (age 18, laborer, bone Iowa), daughter May Murray (age 14, born Iowa).

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa: 27th Iowa: L. Murray, Private, Co. G, Post Office Address: Floyd. (Floyd County).

1885 Iowa State Census, Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: Lewis Murray (W. of Madison, age 58, laborer, born Canada), Drusilla Murray (age 57, born England), Israel Murray (age 23, born Iowa) and May Murray (age 19, born Iowa).

Drusella (Labore) Murray (Born Nov. 27, 1807), died Sept. 4, 1899 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa.

1900 Census: Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa: Charles M. Cole (age 53), wife Jemima Cole (born Jan. 1849, age 51, married 23 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born New York), son Archie L. Cole (age 27), nephew Herbert Cole (age 20), servant Minie Shores (age 22), and father-in-law Lewis Murry (born April 1825, age 74, widowed, born Canada, immigrated 1832, in US for 68 years, farmer)

Lewis Murray died Feb. 2, 1908 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa.

Obituary was found here.

Murray

Lewis Murray was born in the Dominion of Canada on April 1st 1826 and died at the home of his son I. R. Murrey in this this city on Feb. 2nd, 1908, aged 81 years and 10 months.

The family moved to Vermont U.S.A. when he was but two years of age. Here he grew to manhood. He was united in marriage to Drusilla LaBore on Sept. 3rd, 1846. As the fruits of this marriage there was given four children, two sons and two daughters. One son died, as also his wife, some years ago leaving among the living to mourn his departure: Mrs. Jemima Cole of Osage, I. R. Murrey of Osage, and Mrs. May Hanchett of Rudd, Iowa.

Mr. Murrey came to Iowa in 1857, stopping for a few months at Waukon, then making his home in Floyd. He resided in Floyd until 1890 since which time he has lived at the homes of his children.

In the time of his country's need, Mr. Murrey heard the call of his country, and enlisted in Co. G of the 27th Iowa Inf. Vol. on Aug. 15, 1862 at Floyd. He was mustered into the U.S. service the following October at Dubuque. After two years and nine months service he was mustered out at Clinton Iowa on August 8, 1865. He was always found in the companionship of his old comrades, attending their re-unions whenever possible and though not given too much speaking, none got more enjoyment out of these gatherings. Mr. Murrey united with the Methodist Episcopal church in Floyd, Iowa many years ago, continuing membership there until his death.

Funeral services were held from his son's residence on Tuesday afternoon Feb. 4th, conducted by Rev. Frank P. Shaffer, after which he was taken to Floyd and laid beside his loved ones in the cemetery at that place.


Noble, James Henry He was born May 1832 in Tionesta Twp, Forest County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Henry Noble (Sept. 12, 1808 - Oct. 15, 1856) and Christiana McArthur (1808 - Jan 25, 1890). He married Sarah Jane Baldwin on Sept. 13, 1857 in Allamakee County, Iowa. He married second Diantha Sharp about 1877 in Kansas

James H. Noble with Oliver and Lulu Photo: James H. Noble, son Oliver, Lulu and unknown child was found here.

1850 Census, Allamakee County, Iowa: Henry Noble (age 42, farmer, born MA), Cristina Noble (age 41, born PA), James Noble (age 18, farmer, born Penn) Calista Noble (age 16, born PA), Emeline Noble (age 13, born Iowa), Caroline Noble (age 11, born Iowa), William P. Noble (age 9, born Iowa), Harriett I. Noble (age 8, born Iowa), Susannah Noble (age 7, born Iowa), Nancy R. Noble, (age 5, born Iowa), Eldridge H. Noble (age 3, born Iowa) and John W. Noble (age 1, born Iowa).

Sarah Jane (Baldwin) Noble died April 20, 1870 in Yell, Boone County, Iowa. Cause of death was childbirth. (1870 Mortality Schedule)

1870 Census, Yell, Boone County, Iowa: James H. Noble (age 38, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Oliver Noble (age 10, born Iowa), Ransom F. Noble (age 8, born Iowa), Clarrisa M. Noble (age 6, born Iowa), Phylander S. Noble (age 4, born Iowa) William C. Noble (age 1, born Iowa) and Hattie Earvins (age 18, housekeeper, born Ohio).

1880 Census: Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas: James H. Noble (age 48, farmer, born Pennsylvania), wife Dantha Noble (age 48, born Indiana), daughter Evie C. Noble (age 13, born Indiana), daughter Clara Noble (age 16, born Iowa) and son Flanda Noble (age 14, born Iowa).

1885 Washington State and Territorial Census, Kittitas County, Washington: J. H. Noble (age 53, born PA.), Mrs. Noble (age 52, born Indiana).

1887 Washington State and Territorial Census, Kittitas County, Washington: J. H. Noble, (age 55, born Pennsylvania), and D. Noble (age 55, born Indiana).

1892 Washington State and Territorial Census, Kirkland, King County, Washington : J. H. Noble (age 59, born Pennsylvania) and Diantha Noble (age 59, born Indiana)

Diantha (Sharp) Noble died in 1900 in Tacoma Washington.

1900 Census: Madison, Hancock, Iowa: W. C. Noble (born Aug. 1869, age 30, married 6 years, born Iowa), wife Kattie Noble (born Aug. 1872, age 27, married 6 years, 3 children born, 3 still living), son Harold Noble (born Dec. 1894, age 5, born Iowa), son Cecil Noble (born Feb. 1896, age 3, born Iowa), son Albert Noble (born Oct. 1898, age 1, born Iowa) and father James Noble (born May 1832, age 68, widowed, born Pennsylvania

1910 Census: Burbank, Los Angeles, California: J. H. Noble was listed as boarder with a group of other people. I could not determine the establishment: J. H. Noble, boarder (age 78, widowed, born Pennsylvania, no occupation.)

U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Sawtelle, Los Angeles, California, Pacific Branch: James H. Noble: MILITARY HISTORY: Time and Place of Enlistment: Aug. 15, 1862, Charles City, Iowa, Rank: P, Company and Regiment; G, 27th Iowa Inf. Time and Place of Discharge: June 7, 1865, Baton Rouge, LA. Cause of Discharge: Muster out. Disabilities when Admitted to the Home; Senility, chron. constp. epilepsy, sprain of left knee, hypert. of pros. DOMESTIC HISTORY: Where born: PA, Age 78, Height 5'6", complexion light, gray eyes, gray hair, can read and write, Religion: Prot. Occupation, Farmer, Residence Subsequent to Discharge: Hermon, Cal. Widowed, name and address of nearest relative: John W. Noble, Columbia River, Wash. HOME HISTORY: Rate of Pension: $20.00 and $30.00, Date of Admission: Aug. 17, 1910, March 11, 13 and Sept. 20, 1916. Date of Discharge and Transfer: Jany 9, 13, April 19. 15 and 12/14/21. Cause of Discharge: Own Request. Payment resumed together with any portion thereof that may have been withheld. Pay instructions from Com. of Pensions, dated Nov. 8, 1911. REMARKS: Pension Certificate 132.549.

1920 Census, Malibu, Los Angeles, California: National Military Home: James H. Noble, inmate, age 88, widowed, born Pennsylvania.

James H. Noble died April 10, 1925, at Glen Haven, Wisconsin. (Pension Index Record). (Note I checked the 1920 Census for Grant County to see if any of his children lived there. His oldest son Oliver P. Noble and family lived in Glen Haven, Grant County in 1920 -- so it would be reasonable to assume that is why James Noble was there.


Parker, Benjamin P. He was born Sept. 22, 1837 in Huron County, Ohio. He was the son of Eckley/Akley Parker (Apr. 10, 1807-Oct. 9, 1875) and Roxanna Thompson (May 28, 1809 - Feb. 13, 1868). He married Rhoda Dovenor on Mar. 25, 1860 in Floyd County, Iowa. He married second Sarah H. Rider on Apr. 17, 1871 in Rockport, Missouri.

1850 Census, Linn County, Iowa: Ackly Parker (age 43, farmer, born Ohio), Roxana Parker (age 40, born NY), Charles Parker (age 16, born Ohio), Cyrus Parker (age 16, born Ohio), Benjamin Parker (age 13, born Ohio), Jane Parker (age 11, born Ill.), Annan Parker (age 9, born Iowa), Angeline Parker (age 7, born Iowa), and Oskaloosa Parker (age 3, born Iowa).

1856 Iowa State Census, Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Samuel Cleveland (age 20), Jane Cleveland (age 18, born Illinois), Ester M. Cleveland (age 4/12), Angeline Parker (age 12), Cyrus Parker (age 22), Betsey Parker (age 19), Stephen Ackley Parker (age 1/12) Stephen Johnson (age 23) and Benjamin Parker (age 16, born Ohio, farmer). (Note: Jane Cleveland was Benjamin's married sister. Cyrus Parker was married to Betsey and Stephen Ackley Parker was their son.)

1880 Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Benjamin Parker, (age 42, farmer, born Ohio), wife Sarah H. Parker (age 44, born Ohio), boarder Mary Hall (age 25, born Iowa) and boarder Gertrude Hall (age 1, born Iowa).

1900 Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Benjamin Parker (born Sept. 1837, age 62, married 38 years, born Ohio, farmer), wife Sarah H. Parker (born Oct. 1835, age 65, married 38 years, 5 children born, 1 still living, born Ohio).

1910 Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Benjamin Parker (age 72, married 2 times, currently for 38 years, born Ohio, farmer), wife Sarah H. Parker (age 73, married 2 times currently for 38 years, 5 children born, 1 still living, born Ohio.

Benjamin P. Parker died Nov. 30, 1911 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa Note there are at least a dozen online family trees that say his date of death is July 18, 1914. I have no idea where that date comes from, but it is clear from his obituary and subsequent newspaper articles, that he died in 1911.

Submitted by Chris Parker

The Nashua Reporter, Nashua, Iowa,
7 December 1911,
p. 1, col. 3-4.

Benj. Parker to the Great Beyond.

Benj. Parker, an old and respected citizen of this vicinity, passed away at his home north of town last Thursday morning after an illness of several months from a complication of diseases. The latter part of his sickness had been full of suffering and death came as a relief from pain. Mr. Parker was born in Huron county, Ohio, in 1837 and came to Iowa with his parents in 1840. In April, 1860, he was married to Miss Rhoda Dovenor, of Floyd, and to them was born one son, William, who was with him at the time of his death. Deceased enlisted in Co. G, 27th Iowa Infantry and served for three years. He was married in 1873 [difficult to read] to Mrs. Sarah Davis, and to this union was born one daughter, who died in infancy. Besides the wife he is survived by the son, three brothers, F. B. Parker of [illegible] and Norman and John of Nashua, and one sister, Mrs. Sam. Cleveland, also of Nashua. The funeral was held from the M. E. church Saturday afternoon, Rev. Will Kirwin officiating, and the interment was in Oak Hill.

The Nashua Reporter, Nashua, Iowa,
14 December 1911,
p. 1, col. 7.

Resolutions of Condolence.

Whereas, it is with sorrow our Post is called to record the death of our comrade Benjamin Parker, late a member of Company G, 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, who was called from our ranks by the Supreme Commander, therefore be it

Resolved, that while we bow in humble submission to His divine will, we will always remember our comrade who was faithful to his obligations and we tender our sympathy to his family in their time of sorrow.

Resolved, That this resolution be placed on the Post records and also published in the papers.

Committee.

Probate of Will.

To All Whom It May Concern:

Notice is hereby given that an instrument of writing purporting to be the last will of Benjamin Parker, late of Chickasaw County, Iowa, deceased, has been opened and read. and that Feb. 19, 1912 has been set for hearing the proof of the same before the District Court of Chickasaw county, Iowa.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto attached my official signature and affixed my official seal this 27th day of December, 1911.

A.A. Kutish
Clerk of District Court
Sixth & O'Conner, Attorneys for Estate.


Parrish, Warren He was born June 7, 1843 in Jefferson County, New York. He was the son of Joel Parish (May 25, 1796 - Aug. 6, 1869) and Polly Steves (Jan 5, 1802 - Sept. 14, 1876). He married Morella Nevins on Nov. 20, 1866.

1850 Census, Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York: Joel Parish, (age 55, farmer, born New York), Polly Parish (age 48, born New York), Lyman Parish (age 17, born New York), Augusta Parish (age 10, born New York), Warren Parish (age 7, born New York), Elizabeth Parish (age 5, born New York) and Eliza Parish (age 20, born New York).

1856 Iowa State Census: St. Charles, Floyd County, Iowa: Joel Parrish (age 61, born New York), Polly Parrish (age 55, born New York), Lyman Parrish (age 22, born New York), Augusta Parrish (age 15, born New York), Warren Parrish (age 13, born New York and Sarah Parrish (age 11, born New York). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 3 years.

1860 Census; Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa; Joel Parish (age 64, farmer, born New York), Polly Parish (age 58, born New York), Augusta Parish (age 19, born New York), Warren Parish (age 17, farmer, born New York), Sarah Parish (age 14, born New York).

1880 Census: Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Warren Parrish (age 34, laborer, born NY), wife Merilla Parrish (age 30, born Wisconsin), son Walter Parrish (age 11, born Iowa), and son Wilson Parrish (age 2, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Warren Parish (age 43, laborer, born New York), Morella Parish (age 37, born Wisconsin), Walter Parish (age 16, born Floyd County, Iowa) and Wilson Parish (age 7, born Chickasaw County, Iowa).

1900 Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Warren Parish (born June 1843, age 56, married 33 years, born New York), wife Morella Parish (born Nov. 1847, age 52, married 33 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Wisconsin)

1910 Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Warren Parish (age 65, married 1 time for 43 years, born New York, dealer in junk), wife Morella Parish (age 62, married 1 time for 43 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Wisconsin).

The Nashua Reporter
Nashua, Iowa
Oct. 13, 1910.

Breaks his Arm

It will be several days before Warren Parish will be again found in his old haunts as a broken arm will keep him at home for a while. He was standing down by the railroad track Monday, where L. M. Crawford was selling out his car of apples, when Wm. Lundt went down with his auto after a bushel of the fruit. Having secured it he started up his machine to go home. Mr. Parish was standing in front of the auto and as it turned he swayed his back to let it pass. But somehow he failed to clear himself of the machine and the left fender struck against his left upper arm and as he couldn't put his foot back to save himself, he fell heavily on his right arm, breaking the bone above the elbow. He was immediately placed into auto and taken to a physician.

The Nashua Reporter
Nashua, Iowa
June 8, 1911

During the thunder shower last Friday morning a bolt of lightning struck Warren Parish's residence, in Brooklyn, went down through the roof, tore a hole in the side of the house upstairs and another one downstairs, knocked some plastering off, jarred the lamp off the table, set the pictures on the walls to dancing and dumped Mr. Parish from the chair in which he was sitting, onto the floor. It didn't take him long to realize what was up and fearing his wife, who was in the bedroom, might have fared worse then he, he called to her and not hearing her response, he got the fright of his life as he picked himself up and went into the bedroom expecting to find her dead. However, Mrs. Parish was uninjured (I could not read the rest of the sentence due to poor quality. ejj).

The Nashua Reporter
Nashua, Iowa
Sept. 21, 1911

Warren Parrish was displaying over town Friday afternoon a bean pod that measured 28 inches in length. It was quite a curiosity and attracted considerable attention. He procured the seed from Jacob Shannon a couple of years ago and had a number of hills this year. It wouldn't take many pods to make a mess of string beans for the ordinary family.

The Nashua Reporter
Nashua, Iowa
Nov. 23, 1911

SURPRISED ON HER BIRTHDAY

Mrs. Warren Parish, one of the highly esteemed members of the Women's Relief Corps, was given a surprise Monday, by her sister members of the Corps. Just before noon Mrs. Charlotte Watt came to her home bring oysters and informed Mrs. Parish that she had come to help her celebrate her birthday which was very agreeable to Mrs. Parish and a quiet family dinner was indulged in. Shortly after dinner other members of the Corps came, to the number of about eighteen, and the surprise was complete. The afternoon was spent in a social way and in the evening a fine birthday supper was spread from the provisions brought by the guests.

Besides being Mrs. Parish's birthday the day was also the forty-fifth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Parish and they were remembered by many friends with post cards.

(Note: based on the 1911 calendar, Monday would have been Nov. 20. That would make their date of marriage Nov. 20, 1866. ejj)

Warren Parish died Jan. 14, 1913 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa.

The Nashua Reporter
Nashua, Iowa
January 23, 1913

Obituary

Warren Parish was born in Jefferson County, NY, June 7, 1843 and died at his home in Nashua on Jan 14, 1913, aged 69 years, 8 months and 7 days. He lived in New York until 1852, then moved to Johnstown, Wis. where he lived one year, after which he came to Iowa. At the age of 19 years he enlisted in Co. G. 27th Regiment Iowa Volunteers and served three years and 7 days.

On Nov. 20, 1866, he was married to Morella Neoms and of this union two children were born, Walter Parish of Thornton, Iowa and Wilson Parish of Nashua, who with the widow survived him. He was a true friend and in the home circle where he was best know his loss is keenly felt.

Mr. Parish was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic; was Past Commander of the local G.A.R. and at the time of his death held the office of Junior Vice.

The funeral occurred Thursday afternoon from the Methodist church, Rev. Otis Spurgeon officiating and interment was made in Oak Hill Cemetery. The members of Geo. W. S. Dodge Post and W. R. C. attended in a body and the church was filled with the many friends of the deceased. The bereaved wife and her sons have the heartfelt sympathy of the community.

His widow Morella Parish filed for a pension on Jan. 24, 1913.

Morella (Nevins) Parish died Oct. 6, 1933, and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa.


Perrin, George W. He was born June 25, 1833 in Granville, New York. He was the son of Ephriam Perrin (Dec. 20, 1782 - Mar. 30, 1848) and Hannah Jones (May 4, 1794 - Nov. 18, 1837). His brother Hershell J. Perrin also served in Company G, 27th Iowa. George W. Perrin married Harriet Jane Hunter on Jan. 27, 1864 in Floyd County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Benjamin Hunter.

The will of Ephraim Perrin as recorded in the office of Surrogate, Salem, New York, Book D, page 345. From the collection of Alice Clime, Perrin historian.

  1. All debts to be paid, etc. etc.
  2. Present wife Lorry to be paid by ex. 1/2 of household furniture, 1 good cow. To be in lien of dower rights.
  3. Two younger daughters Emeline and Genet $150.00 each to be paid one year after decease.
  4. My son Levi $150.00 - also to son George $150.00 - also to two sons Hershell and Marshall $150.00 each. Also to two daughters Lucy and Mary $50.00 each and the residue of furniture to be equally divided. Also two sons Hiram and Andrew $50.00 each. Also sons Hiram and Andrew $50.00 each. Also to sons Oscar and Austin $50.00 each.
  5. All residue of estate, real and personal, to my widow and all my children to be equally divided between them share and share alike.
  6. Last appoint Washington L. Wait and James Hopkins Ex.

Signed Ephraim Perrin, March 13, 1848

George was the 7th child of 11 children born to Ephraim Perrin and his second wife Hannah Jones Perrin. Ephraim married three wives and had a total of 27 children.

George was a veteran of the Civil War, enlisting in the Union Army 11 August 1862 with his brother Herschel. They served in the same regiment. George enlisted as a 5th Corporal in Co. G, 27th Iowa Infantry Regiment. He was promoted to Full Private (reduced ranks, at his own request) on 1 Jan. 1863. Promoted to Full 6th Corporal on 25 June 1865. Mustered out 8 Aug. 1865 at Clinton, Iowa.

The 27th Iowa Infantry took part in battles at Pleasant Hill, LA; Yellow Bayou, LA; Old Oaks, LA; Tupelo, Mississippi; Old Town Creek, Mississippi; Nashville, Tennessee; and Fort Blakely, Alabama.

George married Harriet Jane Hunter of New York on 27 June 1864, in Floyd, Iowa. There were at least nine and perhaps eleven children born to this marriage, records are conflicting. Seven of those children are buried in this cemetery.

Residence in civilian life was mostly spent in Monona County, Iowa. George came to Iowa before 1862 as in Aug of that year he enlisted in the Iowa Volunteer Infantry and served until Aug 1865. He moved to Wilson Co Kansas. where he farmed until 1876 when he returned to Iowa and settled at Castana Monona Co. His farm there is still (1954) occupied by members of the family.

(bio by M. Andersen)

1860 Census; Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: Hannah M. Nye (age 41, farmer, born Vermont), Rachel J. Nye (age 49, born NY), Charles E. Nye (age 13, born Illinois), Mary E. Nye (age 12, born Illinois), George Perrin (age 26, farmer, born New York), Hershel Perrin (age 24, farmer, born NY), Marshall Perrin (age 24, born NY) and Preston Snieder (age 22, carpenter, born Pennsylvania).

1880 Census: Center, Monona County, Iowa: George W. Perrin (age 46, farmer, born New York), wife Harriet J. Perrin (age 36, born NY), daughter Evelin M. Perrin (age 11, born Iowa), daughter Julia A. Perrin (age 9, born Kansas), son Andrew J. Perrin (age 8, born Kansas), son Chester M. Perrin (age 5, born Kansas), and daughter Harriet J. Perrin (age 2, born Iowa.)

1885 Iowa State Census: Center, Monona County, Iowa: G. W. Perrin (Township 84, Range 48, Section 9, SW NW, age 52, farmer, born New York.), H. J. Perrin (age 42, born New York), E. Perrin (age 16, born Floyd County, Iowa), Julie Perrin (age 14, born Kansas), Andrew Perrin (age 12, born Kansas), Chester Perrin (age 10, born Kansas), Arthur Perrin (age 3, born Monona County, Iowa) and George Perrin (age 1, born Monona County, Iowa).

1900 Census, Center, Monona County, Iowa: George W. Perrin (born June 1833, age 66, married 36 years, born New York, farmer), wife, Harriett J. Perrin (born Mar. 1844, age 56, married 36 years, 11 children born, 7 still living, born New York), son Chester Perrin (born July 1874, age 25, born Kansas), son Arthur C. Perrin (born July 1811, age 18, born Iowa), son George P. Perrin (born Feb. 1884, age 16, born Iowa) and daughter Eunice P. Perrin (born Aug. 1886, age 13, born Iowa).

George W. Perrin died Mar. 7, 1906. He is buried in Center Cemetery, Castana, Monona County, Iowa.

His widow Harriett J. Perrin filed for a pension on May 17, 1906 in Iowa.


Perrin, Hershell J. He was born May 24, 1836 in Washington County NY. He was the son of Ephriam Perrin (Dec. 20, 1782 - Mar. 30, 1848) and Hannah Jones (May 4, 1794 - Nov. 18, 1837). His brother George W. Perrin also served in Company G, 27th Iowa. Hershell J. Perrin married Elizabeth Lone on Jan. 28, 1872 in Floyd County, Iowa. She was ' the daughter of Michael Lone and Alicia Jane.

The will of Ephraim Perrin as recorded in the office of Surrogate, Salem, New York, Book D, page 345. From the collection of Alice Clime, Perrin historian.

  1. All debts to be paid, etc. etc.
  2. Present wife Lorry to be paid by ex. 1/2 of household furniture, 1 good cow. To be in lien of dower rights.
  3. Two younger daughters Emeline and Genet $150.00 each to be paid one year after decease.
  4. My son Levi $150.00 - also to son George $150.00 - also to two sons Hershell and Marshall $150.00 each. Also to two daughters Lucy and Mary $50.00 each and the residue of furniture to be equally divided. Also two sons Hiram and Andrew $50.00 each. Also sons Hiram and Andrew $50.00 each. Also to sons Oscar and Austin $50.00 each.
  5. All residue of estate, real and personal, to my widow and all my children to be equally divided between them share and share alike.
  6. Last appoint Washington L. Wait and James Hopkins Ex.

Signed Ephraim Perrin, March 13, 1848

Hershel Perrin, son of Ephraim Perrin, was born in Washington Co., N.Y., May 24, 1836. His parents dying, he was thrown on his own resources at the age of eleven. He lived with Rev. Thos. Lang, near West Pewlet, Vt., one year; with Mr. Nelson of Hebron, four years; and then worked by the month till nearly twenty-one. In the spring of 1857, he came West to Minnesota and in July, 1857, he came to this county. He enlisted in the late war, in Company G, Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry. He was at Pleasant Hill, etc.; afterward on detached service in the pioneer corps. He was married Jan. 28, 1872. Mr. and Mrs. Perrin have five children - Harriet J., Alicia M., Ephraim H., Nora and Ester E. He resides on Section 28, Floyd Township.

Floyd County, Iowa, Floyd Township, Biographies, Source: History of Floyd County, Iowa, 1882, Page 824

1850 Census, Hebron, Washington, New York Holden F. Nelson (age 28), Ruth Nelson (age 27), George Nelson (age 1) and Herschel Perren (age 14, born New York.

1860 Census; Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: Hannah M. Nye (age 41, farmer, born Vermont), Rachel J. Nye (age 49, born NY), Charles E. Nye (age 13, born Illinois), Mary E. Nye (age 12, born Illinois), George Perrin (age 26, farmer, born New York), Hershel Perrin (age 24, farmer, born NY), Marshall Perrin (age 24, born NY) and Preston Snieder (age 22, carpenter, born Pennsylvania).

1870 Census: Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: Herchell Perrin (age 32, farmer, born NY), James Gregg (age 36, farmer, born NY), Lucinda Gregg (age 27, born NY), Maria Gregg (age 3, born NY) and Pereley Gregg (age 1, born NY).

1880 Census; Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: Herschel Perrin (age 44, farmer, born NY), wife Elizabeth Perrin (age 29, born NY), daughter Hattie Perrin (age 7, born Iowa), daughter Alicia Perrin (age 6 born Iowa), son Ephram Perrin (age 4, born Iowa), daughter Nora Perrin (age 2, born Iowa) and daughter Esther Perrin (age 1, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: Hershall Perrin (township 96, Range 16, Section 28, age 47, farmer, born New York), Elizabeth Perrin (age 35, born New York), Harriet Perrin (age 12, born Floyd County, Iowa), Alicia Perrin (age 10, born Floyd County, Iowa), Ephram Perrin (age 8, born Floyd County, Iowa), Nora Perrin (age 6, born Floyd County, Iowa), Ester Perrin (age 5, born Floyd County, Iowa), and Nellie Perrin (age 1, born Floyd County, Iowa).

Hershel J. Perrin died April 17, 1891 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa.

1900 Census: Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: Lizzie Perrin (born July 1849, age 50, widowed, 9 children born, 8 still living, born NY), son Ephie Perrin (born June 1876, age 23, born Iowa), daughter Nora Perrin (born Mar. 1878, age 22, born Iowa), daughter Ester L. Perrin (born Apr. 1879, age 21, born Iowa), Daughter Nellie E. Perrin (born Feb. 1883, age 17, born Iowa), son Richard A. Perrin (born Sept. 1884, age 15, born Iowa), daughter Myrtle E. Perrin (born May 1886, age 14, born Iowa) and son Charles A. Perrin (born Mar. 1891, age 9, born Iowa).

Children of Hershel J. Perrin and Elizabeth Lone

  1. Harriet (Hattie) J Perrin b: 14 Dec 1872 in Iowa
  2. Alicia M Perrin b: 31 Mar 1874 in Floyd IA
  3. Ephriam Hershel Perrin b: 9 Jun 1876 in Floyd IA
  4. Nora Perrin b: 11 Mar 1878 in Floyd IA
  5. Esther E Perrin b: 18 Apr 1879 in Floyd IA
  6. Nellie Perrin b: 25 Feb 1883 in Floyd IA
  7. Richard Andrew Perrin b: 11 Sep 1884 in Floyd IA
  8. Myrtle Perrin b: 19 May 1886 in Floyd IA
  9. Charles Austin Perrin b: 15 Mar 1891 in Floyd IA

Potter, George Norton He was born May 26, 1832 in Bowdoinham, Maine. He married Christina Haveley on July 8, 1860.

1860 Census: Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa: Christiana Barber (age 38, born Wurtemberg, Ger.), Catherine Habertia, age 68, born Wurtenberg, Ger.), Eugene Barber (age 6, born New York), Christopher Barber (age 2, born Iowa) and George N. Potter (age 28, Carpenter, born Maine). (Note, per his obituary, he married Mrs. Christina Barber. So this appears to be them together on the census before they married. She was on the Iowa State Census in 1856: Eugene Barber (age 28, born France), Christeana Barber (age 38, born Germany), Eugene K. Barber (age 2, born NY), and Catherine Habler (age 656, born Germany). I assume from the 1856, 1860 and 1870 census that Catherine is her mother. )

1870 Census; Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa; George N. Potter (age 37, farmer, born Maine), Christina Potter (age 48, born Hanover), Isabelle C. Potter (age 7, born Iowa), Eugene J. Barber (age 17, born NY), Christopher Barber (age 11, born Iowa), Catharine Haveley (age 79, born Hanover).

1880 Census: Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa; George N. Potter (age 48, farmer, born Maine), wife Christine Potter (age 57, born Prussia), son Christopher Potter (age 23, farmer, born Iowa) and daughter Isabella Potter (age 18, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa: George N. Potter (Township 94, Range 15, Section 17 E 1/ NW, age 51, farmer, born Maine), Christiana Potter (age 62, born Floyd County, Iowa (sic)), Belle Potter (age 22, born Floyd County, Iowa).

Christina R. (Haveley) Potter (born 1822), died July 28, 1891 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Chickasaw County, Iowa.

1900 Census: Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa; David W. Hurst (born Feb. 1867, married 6 years, born Illinois), wife Bell C. Hurst (born Apr 1862, age 38, married 6 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Iowa), daughter Grace M. Hurst (born June 1895, age 4, born Iowa), daughter Mary A. Hurst (born Aug. 1898, age 1, born Iowa) and father-in-law George N. Potter (born May 1833, age 67, widowed, born Maine)

1910 Census: Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa: David W. Hurst (age 43, married 1 time for 16 years, born Illinois), wife Isabella C. Hurst (age 47, married 1 time for 16 years, 4 children born, 4 still living, born Iowa), daughter Grace M. Hurst (age 14, born Iowa), daughter Mary A. Hurst (age 11, born Iowa), son Howard H. Hurst (age 9, born Iowa), son George P. Hurst (age 3, born Iowa) and father in law George N. Potter (age 77, widowed, born Maine, own income).

George N. Potter died Feb. 28, 1914 at Charles City, Iowa (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lot 16, Chickasaw County, Iowa.

The Nashua Reporter
Nashua, Iowa
March 5, 1914

Floyd County Pioneer Answer Final Summons

George Norton Potter, a pioneer resident of Floyd county passed away February 28, 1914, at the home of his daughter Mrs. D. W. Hurst, after a long and painful illness, at the age of 81 years, 9 months and 2 days.

Deceased was born in Bowdoinham, Maine, May 26, 1832, and came to Floyd County, Iowa, in 1857. He was united in marriage to Mrs. Christiana R. Barber, July 8, 1860. She preceded him to the other shore July 28, 1891. He leaves besides his daughter, two step-sons, Eugene J. Barber of Charles City and C. O. Barber, of Dows, who were at his bedside at the time of his death. He is also survived by two sisters, four grandchildren and a host of sympathizing friends to mourn their loss. He united with the Free Will Baptist church in 1860 and has always remained a faithful member. In 1862 he enlisted in Company G, 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry and served his country until the close of the war, when he returned to his home where he lived until the time of his death. He was patient in his affliction and appreciated the kindness of friends and neighbors, even when suffering, thinking of others. He died as he lived, trusting in his Savior.

Funeral services were conducted the home Tuesday, at 12 o'clock after which the remains were brought the Congregational Church in Nashua, where another service was conducted by Rev. Burleigh at 2 o'clock, the Grand Army Post, of which he was a member, and the Relief Corps attending in a body. Burial was at Oak Hill by the side of his wife.


CARD OF THANKS

We take this method of expressing our deep gratitude to the many friends and neighbors for their many acts of kindness during the sickness and death of our beloved father, Geo. N. Potter, and for the lovely flowers given. D. W. Hurst and Family.


RESOLUTION OF RESPECT

By Geo. W. S. Dodge Post G. A. R.

Whereas it is with sorrow our post has been called to record the death of Comrade George N. Potter, a member of Company G, 27th Iowa Infantry, called from our ranks by the Supreme Commander. Be it

Resolved that while we bow in humble submission we will remember our late comrade who was faithful to his obligations and that we tender our sympathy to his family in their sorrow. Be it further

Resolved that these resolutions be published and a copy spread upon the post records.

Adjt.


Pratt, John William He was born Nov. 10, 1830 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the son of Enoch Pratt (May 21, 1808 - June 1, 1869) and Thankful Amanda McGaw (Sept. 4, 1806 - Jan 3, 1887). He married Mary O. Smith on Mar. 6, 1856.

1850 Census, La Moile, Bureau County, Illinois: Enoch Pratt (age 42, farmer, born Mass.), Amanda Pratt (age 43, born NY) John W. Pratt (age 19, born Massachusetts), Susan Pratt (age 17, born Massachusetts), George Pratt (age 15, born Illinois), Loman Pratt (age 10, born Illinois), Sarah J. Pratt (age 6, born Illinois) and Walter S. Pratt (age 2, born Illinois).

1870 Census: Western, Johnson County, Nebraska: J. William Pratt (age 39, farmer, born Massachusetts), Mary Pratt (age 32, born Michigan), Fredon Pratt (age 13, born Illinois), Amanda Pratt (age 10, born Illinois), Oliver L. Pratt (age 9, born Illinois) and Calista C. Pratt (age 2, born Nebraska).

1880 Census: Sterling, Johnson County, Nebraska: John W. Pratt (age 50, farmer, born Massachusetts), wife Mary Pratt (age 42, born Michigan), daughter Amanda Pratt (age 22, teaching school, born Illinois), daughter Carrie C. Pratt (age 12, born Nebraska).

1890 Veterans Schedule: Starling, Johnson County, Nebraska: John Pratt (Private, Co. G. 27 Iowa Vol. Inf. Enlisted Aug 8, 1862, Discharged Aug. 1865, Length of Service 3 years, Post Office Address, Sterling, Nebraska).

1900 Census; Sterling, Johnson County, Nebraska: John W. Pratt (born Nov. 1829, age 70, married 44 years, born Massachusetts), wife Mary O. Pratt (born June 1839, age 60, married 44 years, 5 children born, 2 still living, born Michigan).

Mary Pratt (born June 17, 1838), died Feb. 6, 1902. She is buried in Sterling Cemetery, Sterling, Johnson County, Nebraska, Lot 2, Section 41

John W. Pratt died April 19, 1902 and is buried in Sterling Cemetery, Sterling, Johnson County, Nebraska, Lot 2, Section 41 (Note most family trees say he died in Sterling, New Brunswick, Canada. I believe someone mistook NB (Nebraska) for (New Brunswick), Canada.


Price, Thomas He was born about 1834 in England. He married Cynthia R. Clark on Nov. 28, 1867 in Floyd County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). Cynthia Rosannah Clark was the daughter of Henry Harry Clark (1808 - Feb. 24, 1870) and Abigail Gould (1814 - March 31, 1886).

1870 Census: Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa Thomas W. Price (age 34, farmer, born England), Cynthia Price (age 31, born NY), and Ada Price (age 11, born Iowa). This family was indexed as Pries.

1880 Census: Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa: Thomas Price (age 45, farmer, born England), Rosanna Price (age 41, born NY)

1885 Iowa State Census: Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa: Thos. W. Price (Township 94, Range 15, Section 30, E 1/2 SW, age 51, farmer, born England), Cynthia Price (age 51, born New York).

Thomas Price died Feb. 1, 1888 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa.

His widow Cynthia R. Price filed for a pension on July 1, 1890.

Cynthia R. (Clark) Price (born 1838) died Sept. 28, 1911 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa.


Prouty, John M.

I found this one to be very odd.  John M. Prouty is on the 27th Iowa roster but it does not indicate where he was born or where he enlisted. All it indicates is his age and date of enlistment (January 5, 1864) into Company G, 27th Regiment Iowa. The only John M. Prouty I was able to find enlisted in Company G, 27th Regiment ILLINOIS on the same date.

Name: John Prouty
Residence: New Boston, Illinois
Enlistment Date: 5 Jan 1864
Side Served: Union
State Served: Illinois Service Record:
Transferred out of Company G, 27th Infantry Regiment Illinois.
Transferred into Company E, 9th Infantry Regiment Illinois.
Enlisted as a Private on 5 January 1864.
Enlisted in Company G, 27th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 7 Jan 1864.
Sources: 7

The John Prouty in Company G, 27th ILLINOIS is the same age as the one reported to have enlisted in the 27th Iowa. There is quite a bit of information on Find a Grave about the John Prouty that was in the 27th ILLINOIS. Find a Grave has him listed as John Murray Prouty. -- so same middle initial.

John M. Prouty that served with the 27th Illinois filed for a pension. The one in 27th Iowa just disappeared. I wonder if there is any chance they are the same person, and an error was made with regard to him being on the roster for the 27th Iowa??? I am pretty certain the information concerning the 27th ILLINOIS is correct. -- Everything seems to indicate that -- Find a Grave, Kansas State Census Records, etc.

I am not so sure about the information for the 27th Iowa. There is clearly a roster entry for John M. Prouty enlisting in the 27th Iowa. Possibly he initially enlisted with the 27th Iowa and was transferred to the 27th Illinois. Note that the record above does say he transferred to 27th Illinois. Maybe the only thing wrong with this record is the TRANSFERRED OUT information. But, other than that scenario, it just seems odd to me that a man with the identical (unusual) name, age, date of enlistment, Company Letter and Regiment Number would be enlisted in two different states (beginning with the letter I). I truly believe this could be an error. But, of course, I could be wrong.


Purdy, Stacy J. He was born Jan. 8, 1849, in Pennsylvania. He was the son of Samuel C. Purdy (April 11, 1814 - May 26, 1892). and Fanny (April 10, 1809 - Mar. 22, 1881).

1860 Census: Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: Samuel C. Purdy (age 46, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Fanny Purdy (age 57, born Pennsylvania), Esther A. Purdy (age 13, born Pennsylvania) and Stacy J. Purdy (age 11, born Pennsylvania)

Stacy J. Purdy was wounded severely and taken prisoner April 9, 1864, Pleasant Hill, LA. He died of wounds May 11, 1864, Pleasant Hill, LA. He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Floyd County, Iowa.

His father Samuel C. Purdy filed for a pension while in Dakota Terr. July 5, 1888. Application # 375834, Cert.# 279621. Co. G, 27th Iowa Infantry.

If his birth year on the stone is correct he died at age 15. and it likely is as the 1860 census states he was 11 that year.


Raymond, Lorenzo D. He was born Dec. 8, 1840 in Lawrence, St. Lawrence County, New York. He was the son of James Raymond (June 26, 1805 - July 9, 1879) and Amanda Mattice (July 3, 1809 - Oct. 9, 1886). He married Susan E. Rider on July 1, 1867 in Henderson, Illinois (Illinois, Marriages, 1815-1935). (Family trees have her name as Rydu and that they married in Floyd County. The 1925 Iowa State census gave me the name Susan Rider and the fact that they married in Illinois. I found the marriage record after I found the 1925 census. She was the daughter of Roswell Rider (July 1807 - Dec. 10, 1882) and Clarissa Payson (Aug. 17, 1810 - Aug. 10, 1870).  Her family was in Floyd County, Iowa in 1860 - and in Henderson County, Illinois in 1870.

1850 Census: Lawrence, Saint Lawrence County, New York: James Raymond (age 45, born NY), Amanda Raymond (age 41, born Canada), James Raymond, Jr. (age 20, born Canada), Ruth Raymond (age 15, born NY), Alonzo Raymond (age 12, born NY), Orville Raymond (age 7, born NY), Lorenzo Raymond (age 10, born NY), Franklin Raymond (age 6, born NY), Washington Raymond (age 1, born NY), Priscilla Matties (age 35, born NY) and Sarah Matties (age 8, born NY).

1856 Iowa State Census: Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: James Raymond (age 56, born Canada, farmer), Amanda Raymond (age 45, born Canada), James Raymond Jr., (age 26, born Canada), Anna Raymond (age 22, born Canada), Ruth Raymond (age 20, born NY), Alonzo Raymond (age 19, born NY), Lorenzo Raymond (age 16, born NY) Orville Raymond (age 14, born NY), Franklin Raymond (age 11, born NY), Washington Raymond (age 9, born NY), Luther Raymond (age 7, born NY) and Willis C. Raymond (age 2, born Illinois). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 1 year.

1860 Census, Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: James Raymond (age 55, farmer, born New York), Amanda Raymond (age 51, born Canada), James Raymond Jr., (age 31, born Canada), Lorenzo Raymond (age 20, farmer, born NY), Alonzo Raymond (age 23, born NY), Orvilla Raymond (age 17, born NY), Franklin Raymond (age 15, born NY), Washington Raymond (age 13, born NY). Luther Raymond (age 11, born New York), Willis Raymond (age 7, born Illinois) and Maria Story, age 11, born New York.

1870 Census, Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa Lorenzo Raymond (age 29, born New York, farmer), Susan E. Raymond (age 26, born NY), and Clara A. Raymond (age 1, born Iowa). They were living next door to the family of James (age 65) and Amanda (age 61) Raymond.

1880 Census: Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa; Lorenzo Raymond (age 40, farmer, born New York), wife Susan Raymond (age 37, born Canada, Sickness or Disability: Cancer), daughter Clara Raymond (age 11, born Iowa), daughter Emma Raymond (age 8, born Iowa), daughter Myrtie Raymond (age 4, born Iowa) and daughter Kitty Raymond (age 7/12, born Nov. born Iowa).

Susan E. Raymond died in 1881 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Floyd Township, Floyd County, Iowa

1895 Iowa State Census, Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa Lorenzo D. Raymond (age 56, widowed, born New York, Carpenter, Religion: ME, Soldier In the War of The Rebellion: Company G, 27 Regiment, State: Iowa, Arm: Infantry), Myrtle A. Raymond (age 19, born Floyd County, Iowa), Kittie E. Raymond (age 16, born Floyd County, Iowa.)

1900 Census: Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: Lorenzo Raymond (born Dec. 1840, age 59, widowed, born New York), daughter Myrtie Raymond (born Sept. 1875, age 24, born Iowa) and daughter Kittie E. Raymond (born Nov. 1879, age 20, born Iowa). (note, he was indexed as Forest Raymond).

1910 Census; Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: Lorenzo D. Raymond (age 69, widowed, born NY, carpenter), daughter Myrtie Raymond (age 33, born Iowa, stenographer), daughter Kittie E. Raymond (age 30, born Iowa, operator), and grandson Ross Hill (age 16, born Iowa).

1915 Iowa State Census: Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa: L. D. Raymond, age 75, widowed, County, Floyd. Township Charles City, Occupation: Retired. Extent of Education Common 7, can read and write), Birth Place: New York. Value of farm or home $1800. Military Service: Civil War, Infantry, State: Iowa, Regiment: 27, Company G. Church Affiliation: Methodist. Father's birthplace New York. Mother's birthplace: Canada. Years in Iowa: 57.

1920 Census: Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa: Lorenzo D. Raymond (age 80, widowed, born NY), daughter Mertie M. Raymond (age 41, born Iowa, stenographer, bank)

1925 Iowa State Census, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa: L. D. Raymond (age 85, widowed, Completed 8th Grade, father's name James Raymond, born NY), mother's name: Amanda Metice, born Canada), daughter Myrtle Raymond (age 48, born Iowa, father's name L. D. Raymond, born NY, mother's name: Susan Rider, born Iowa, parents married in Illinois).

Lorenzo D. Raymond died Oct. 9, 1925 (Pension Index Record) and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Floyd Township, Floyd County, Iowa.


Refsnider, William He was born June 12, 1844 in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Isaac and Susan Refsnider. He married Mary E. Trine on July 26, 1868 in Floyd County, Iowa (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). Family Tree records say Von Trine. She was the daughter of Henry and Christina Von Trine.

1850 Census, Richland, Clarion County, Iowa: Isaac Reifsnider (age 31, farmer, born PA), Susan Reifsnider (age 26, born PA), John Reifsnider (age 8, born PA), William Reifsnider (age 8, born PA), Mary C. Reifsnider (age 3, born PA) and Elizabeth Ann Reifsnider (age 9/12, born PA).

1860 Census: Niles, Floyd County, Iowa: Isaac Refsnider (age 40, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Susan Refsnider (age 36, born Pennsylvania), John Refsnider (age 18, born Pennsylvania), William Refsnider (age 16, born Pennsylvania), Mary Refsnider (age 13, born Pennsylvania), Elizabeth Refsnider (age 10, born Pennsylvania), Susan Refsnider (age 7, born Pennsylvania, Amos Refsnider (age 7, born Illinois) and Sarah Refsnider (age 2, born Iowa). Living next door was John Refsnider (age 33), Amos Refsnider (age 30), and Elizabeth Refsnider (age 65).

1870 Census: Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa: Wm. Refsnyder (age 23, laborer, born Penn), Mary Refsnyder (age 20, born Penn), Rosa Refsnyder (age 2, born Iowa). Living next door was Isaac Refsnyder (age 50, Hotel, born Penn), Susan Refsnyder (age 44, born Penn), Elizabeth Refsnyder (age 25, born Penn), Amos Refsnyder (age 15, born Ill), Sarah Refsnyder (age 12, born Iowa) and Abraham Refsnyder (age 9, born Iowa. )

1880 Census: Bristow, Butler County, Iowa: William Refsnider (age 45, boarding house, born Penn), wife Mary E. Refsnider (age 28, born Wis.), daughter Cora Bell Refsnider (age 11, born Iowa), daughter Susan C. Refsnider (age 8, born Iowa) and Grant C. Refsnider (age 5, born Iowa).The family was indexed as Refenider

The Eagle House was built and opened by E. J. Stoddard in the autumn of 1878. In 1880 William Refsnider became proprietor. Stoddard took back the hotel in 1880 and 1882 closed its doors to the public.

Butler County, Iowa; a Record of Settlement, Volume 1

1885 Iowa State Census: Chickasaw County, Iowa: Wm. Refsnider (age 40, born PA), Mary E. Refsnider (age 32, born PA), Cora Refsnider (age 15, born Floyd County, Iowa), Susan Refsnider (age 13, born Floyd County, Iowa) and Grant Refsnider (age 10, born Butler County, Iowa).

Wm. Refsnider and wife, of Clarksville, arrived here Tuesday afternoon to attend the 27th Iowa reunion and visit their daughter Pansy.

Oelwein Register August 18, 1892.

1896 Iowa State Census: Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa: William Refsnider (age 50, born Penn, poultry buyer), Mary E. Refsnider (age 40, born Wis.), T. Pansy Refsnider (age 23, born Floyd County, Iowa), Clarence G. Refsnider (age 21, born Butler County, Iowa).

1900 Census: Jefferson, Fayette County, Iowa: William Refsnider (born June 1846, age 54, married 31 years, born Pennsylvania), wife Mary E. Refsnider (born March 1852, age 48, married 31 years, 3 children born, 3 still living, born Wisconsin).

1910 Census: Waterloo Ward 1, Black Hawk County, Iowa: William A. Refsnider (age 64, married 1 time for 42 years, born Pennsylvania, own income), wife Mary E. Refsnider (age 57, married 1 time for 42 years, 5 children born, 3 still living, born Wisconsin).

Dec. 26, 1912, Host and Hostess to Family: Mr. and Mrs. William Refsnider were host and hostess yesterday at a family dinner at their home on Third Avenue west. The home was decorated in the Christmas colors and the menu also carried out the same note. The guests were Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Refsnider and son, Eugene, Mrs. and Mrs. J. B. Green and Gaylen, Mr. and Mrs. C.. P. Green, Mrs. and Mrs. Howard Tiffany. The tree was enjoyed in the afternoon. A picture of the group was also taken. A very enjoyable time was spent. (Waterloo Evening Courier).

1915 Iowa State Census, Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa: W. Refsnider (age 70, married, County, Black Hawk, P. O. 1221 W 2nd, Waterloo, occupation: none, Extent of Education Grammar 8, can read and write, born Pennsylvania. Value of farm or home: 600. Military Service: Civil War, Infantry, State Iowa, Regiment: 27, Company G. Father's birthplace: Pennsylvania, Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania, year in Iowa 58.

Feb. 12, 1918, Waterloo Evening Courier

Galen B. Green, "Somewhere in France" writing to his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Refsnider, 12121 Third Avenue West under date of Jan. 1, says:

"This is the first day of the new year, and so I resolved to write to you. I am feeling fine and I guess all of the other boys are as well. There is a lot of snow on the ground, but it does not seem so cold for winter time. I believe it is warmer here than in the states.

We had a find New Year's dinner today -- turkey, mashed potatoes, and best of all, pumpkin pie. the other fellows are singing and playing the victrola. They make so much noise I can hardly think of anything to write about. We are having a big time today for it is a holiday for all of us. We have a pretty good place for our home. It is warm and we are getting United States food, so everything is fine.

I suppose you wondered what we did Christmas day. We had a tree, with everything decorated with holly and evergreen trees. Our large tree had candles all over it. I thought of your house, with all the family around the tree when we had the presents distributed. Every man received fine gifts. Thus you see Santa Claus did not forget us away over here in France.

We all think the war will be over this spring, and I hope we are all thinking right, for we are anxious to get back to the good old United States again. Write when you can. I wish you might send a little of the candy you always had on your sideboard in the dining room.

I found a reference to "Sketch of the lives of Mr. and Mrs. William Refsnider, in the Waterloo Times-Tribune, July 28, 1918", but could not find the actual article.

1920 Census, Waterloo Ward 1, Black Hawk County, Iowa: William A. Refsnider (age 75, born Pennsylvania) and wife Mary E. Refsnider (age 66, born Wisconsin).

Celebrate Wedding Anniversary with Reunion of Family

Mr. and Mrs. William Refsnider were assisted in the celebration of their fifty fifth wedding anniversary Thursday by children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, who treated them to two surprises.

The four generations enjoyed picnic dinner on the porch of the Refsnider residence and spent the evening with music and visiting.

Mrs. and Mrs. Refsnider were married near Charles City July 26, 1868. For the last 14 years they have made their home in Waterloo. He served in the Civil War and is an active member of Robert Anderson post, G. A. R.

Mrs. W. H. Howrey is the only child of this couple living in Waterloo. Another daughter Cora Green, makes her home at Long Beach, Cal. Their son Grant Refsnider, died last spring.


(Note there is another LONG article dated January 20, 1919 about their grandson Gaylen Green (who wrote the letter above). He was severely wounded on July 26, 1918, at Chateau Theirry, France by a fragment from a high explosive shell. The same shell killed his best friend. He had spent several months in the hospital and was home on leave, but was going back to the hospital afterwards. Note the date that he was wounded is the same date as their wedding anniversary, and he had thought of them that morning.

Dec. 13, 1923: William Refsnider, who has been critically ill several days following a stroke of paralysis is much better, tho his condition still is serious. (Waterloo Evening Courier).


January 16, 1924: William Refsnider, 1221 Third Avenue West, who has been ill for several weeks, is improving rapidly. (Waterloo Evening Courier)

William Refsnider died Mar. 9, 1924 (pension index records) and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa. (other sources say March 11, 1924, The obituary below, dated March 12, says he was "laid to rest yesterday", so apparently March 11, was the burial date.).

Old Comrades and Friends Pay Tribute to Wm. Refsnider

Sleeping within his flag-draped casket, honored and revered by a large group of old comrades and friends, William Refsnider, Civil War veteran and lifelong patriot was laid to rest yesterday afternoon in Elmwood cemetery, while the clear notes of a bugle sounded the soldier's farewell.

Funeral rites were conducted in Memorial Hall, which the people of Black Hawk county have dedicated to its war heroes. The body of William Refsnider lay in state beneath the colors of Robert Anderson Post G .A. R. and the hall was filled to capacity, with comrades of the Civil War, members of the Woman's Relief corps, ladies of the G. A. R. and veterans of Spanish and world wars.

Rev. C. E. Luce, Cresco, Ia, formerly pastor of St. Paul's Methodist church here, friend of the decedent for more than 40 years, gave the eulogy and sermon. He drew a memory picture of the staunch American family in the midst of which was a little lad, William Refsnider, and carried him through life's vicissitudes of nearly 80 years.

Touching upon the memorable period of the veteran's life when he served his country in the Civil War he paid a tribute of praise for the patriotic thoughts that surged through the young man's mind as he answered the call to arms. Rev. Mr. Luce, then a small boy, lived in the Mr. Refsnider's home town when the soldier returned from war. "I had known him ever since. He never ceased to love his country and his flag," he said.

"Of a social nature, he was a companionable companion to his old comrades here in Memorial hall as they gathered frequently to talk over the days of long ago. This man's face, this man's voice, will forever be linked in memory with the past of that heroic time when the nation was saved from disaster thru civil strife."

Rev. Mr. Luce closed his tribute with the beautiful poem dedicated to the dead soldier: "Goodnight, old friend; lights out; goodnight.":

Dr. Charles D. Darling, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian church, assisted in the services, giving the prayer. A quartet from the Woman's Relief corps sang "Rock of Ages", "Face to Face", and "One Vacant Chair". Officers of the G. A. R. and Woman's Relief Corps conducted the burial ceremonies. Archie Webb sounded "taps" at the grave.

March 12, 1924, Waterloo Evening Courier.

His widow Mary E. Refsnider filed for a pension on March 18, 1924.


Reiniger, Edward Albert He was born June 1, 1836 in Seneca Township, Seneca County, Ohio. He was the son of Gustavus Reiniger and Rose Derr. He married Clarinda Cole on Jan. 1, 1867 in Floyd County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). She was the daughter of Louis Cole and Eunice Alexander.

E. A. Reiniger: Sheriff of Floyd County was born in Seneca Township, Seneca County, O., June 1, 1836. His parents, Gustavus Reiniger and Rose, nee Derr, were natives of Wurtemberg, Germany, who emigrated to America in 1828, landed in New York and settled in Seneca County, O. They had a family of three sons and three daughters, E. A. being the youngest. His early life was spent in attending school and assisting on the farm, and when about fifteen years of age, he learned the carpenter and joiner's trade, at which he worked in Ohio until the fall of 1855, when he came to Floyd County, and obtained employment at his trade. In April 1861, in response to the President's call for 75,000 men, he enlisted in Company K, Third Iowa Infantry Volunteers, being the first man to offer himself on the altar of the Union's salvation, in this county. On Jan. 1, 1862, he was transferred to Company B, Seventh Iowa Infantry Volunteers, and was promoted from private to a non-commissioned officer. In July 1862, he was sent North to enlist men to supply the depleted ranks of his company, and in September 1862, he consolidated with Company G, Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry Volunteers, he being commissioned Second Lieutenant. He served until the close of the war; then returned to Charles City, where he followed his trade until 1870; then engaging in farming, in St. Charles Township. In October 1881, he was elected to the office of Sheriff of Floyd County, which he still holds. On Jan. 1, 1867, he was united in marriage with Clarinda, daughter of Louis and Eunice Cole, nee Alexander. She was born in Goshen, Vt. Mr. Reiniger is a member of I. O. O. F., Charles City Lodge, and in politics a pronounced Republican. He is one of the pioneers and representative men of Floyd County, where he has been identified since October 1855.

History of Floyd County, Iowa, Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1882. LaCrosse, WI : Brookhaven Press, 2000 [Reprint], Page 767-768

Submitted by Dick Barton

1850 Census, Seneca, Seneca County. Ohio: Gustavus Renniger (age 50, farmer, born Germany), Rosalia Renninger (age 48, born Germany), Rosalia Renniger (age 24, born Germany), Otelia Renniger (age 17, born Germany), Barbabus Renniger (age 14, born Ohio), Robert Renniger (age 12, born Ohio) and Edward Renniger (age 12, born Ohio.

1860 Census: Seneca, Seneca County, Ohio: Gustavus Reiniger (age 59, Farmer, born Wurttemberg), Roselle Reiniger (age 59, born Wurttemberg), Roselle Reiniger (age 27, born Ohio), Edward Reiniger (age 23, farmer, born Ohio) and Berthe Reiniger (age 19, born Ohio).

1870 Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa: Edward Reiniger (age 34, carpenter & joiner, born Ohio), Clara Reiniger (age 23, born Vermont).

1880 Census, St. Charles, Floyd County, Iowa: Edward A. Reiniger (age 43, farmer, born Ohio), wife Clara Reiniger (age 34, born Vermont), niece Etta Don (age 11, born Ohio.)

Clarinda (Cole) Reiniger (born Jan. 2, 1846), died June 24, 1895 in Charles City, Iowa. She is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Block 7, Section 10, Row 2, Space 4, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa

1900 Census: Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa: Ed Reiniger (born June 1836, age 63, widowed, born Ohio). He was boarding with a family named Van Auken.

1910 Census: Charles Ward 1, Floyd County, Iowa: Edward Reniger (age 74, widowed, born Ohio). He was again a boarder and was living in a Hotel.

Edward A. Reiniger died March 23, 1912 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Block 7, Section 10, Row 2, Space 2, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa


Rich, Joseph C. He was born about 1841 in Schoharie, Schoharie County, New York. He was the son of Thomas and Margaret Rich. He married Martha Margaret Blunt on Nov. 24, 1866 in Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa. She was the daughter of John C. Blunt and Mary Wells.

1850 Census: Theresa, Dodge County, Wisconsin: Thomas Rich (age 44, farmer, born NY), Margarett Rich (age 46, born NY), Sarah Rich (age 15, born NY), John Rich (age 11, born NY), Joseph C. Rich (age 9, born NY), and Martha Rich (age 6, born NY).

1860 Census: Theresa, Dodge, Wisconsin: Tho Rich (age 56, farmer, born New York), Margaret Rich (age 56, born New York), Joseph Rich (age 19, born New York) and Martha Rich (age 17, born New York).

He filed for a pension on Nov. 30, 1891 in California.

Joseph Rich died in June 1896 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa.


Ripley, Amos Joseph/Joshua He was born May 6, 1832 in Perry, Gallia County, Ohio. He was the son of Joseph/Joshua Ripley (Mar. 6, 1810 - May 22, 1879) and Laura Ann Sutton. (1810 - 1860). He married Huldah Sophia Sutton on Nov. 22, 1856 in Floyd County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Moses Sutton (1789 - May 1870) and Hulda. His sister Mary E. Ripley married Richard Rufus Bean, who also served with Company G of the 27th Iowa Infantry).

1850 Census: Linn County, Iowa: Joseph Ripley, (age 40, blacksmith, born NY), Laura A. Ripley (age 39, born NY), Amos J. Ripley (age 17, farmer, born Ohio), Roxann Ripley (age 12, born Ohio), Mary E. Ripley (age 9, born Ohio), Charles M. Ripley (age 5, born Iowa), Cynthia Ripley (age 2, born Iowa).

1860 Census; Union, Floyd county, Iowa; J. A. Ripley (age 27, farmer, born Ohio), Hulda Ripley (age 29, born NY), Lydia Ripley (age 2, born Iowa). They were living next door to Joseph (age 52) and Laura A.(age 50) Ripley. That family included 6 children and David Sutton (age 84, born Connecticut).

1870 Census: Wyacondah, Davis County, Iowa: Amos J. Ripley (age 38, farmer, born Ohio), Huldy S. Ripley (age 39, born NY), Lydia M. Ripley (age 12, born Iowa), Roxey Ripley (age 8, born Iowa) and Martha E. Ripley (age 3, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Elm Creek, Marshall County, Kansas: Amos Ripley (age 48, farmer, born Ohio), wife Hulda Ripley (age 49, born NY), daughter Martha Ripley (age 13, born Iowa), Webster Bowers (age 24, farmer, born Virginia), wife Roxana Bowers (age 17, born Iowa). and Margaret Bowers (age 11/12, born June, born Nebraska).

1885 Nebraska State Census Collection: Arnold Township, Custer County, Nebraska: A. J. Ripley (age 57, farmer, born Ohio), wife H. S, Ripley (age 50, born NY), daughter R. L. Bowers (age 22, born Iowa), granddaughter Margaret Bowers (age 5, born Nebraska) grandson R. H. Bowers (age 4 born Kansas), granddaughter Josephine Bowers (age 2, born Kansas), grandson Lewis Bowers (age 1/12, born May, born Nebraska), and daughter M. E. Ripley (age 18, born Iowa).

1890 Census, Mullen Valley and Abby, Hooker County, Nebraska: Ames J. Ripley (Corporal, Co. G. 27 Iowa Inf., Enlisted Aug 8, 1862, discharged Aug. 8, 1865, length of service; 5 years, Post Office Address: Mullen, Hooker County, Nebraska, Disability Incurred: lame back and piles.

1900 Census: Tryon, McPherson County, Nebraska: Amos J. Ripley (Born Apr. 1832, age 68, married 41 years, born Ohio, farmer), Hulda Ripley (born Oct. 1830, age 69, married 41 years, 5 children born, 2 still living, born NY), grandson Hardy P. Bowers (born May 1881, age 19, born Kansas).

Huldah Sophia (Sutton) Ripley died Dec. 8, 1901 in Whitman, Grant County, Nebraska.

Amos J. Ripley married Melissa Jane Howe on May 31, 1905 in Broken Bow, Nebraska.

1910 Census: Table, Lincoln County, Nebraska: Amos Ripley (age 78, married 2 times currently for 5 years, born Ohio), Malissa Ripley (age 58, married 2 times, currently for 5 years, 9 children born, 7 still living, born Michigan).

Amos Joseph Ripley died of pneumonia on Nov. 12, 1914 and is buried in Cedarview Cemetery, Mullen, Hooker County, Nebraska, Lot 301, Section O, Grave #S

The Nashua Reporter
Nashua, Iowa)
Nov. 26, 1914

A. J. Ripley Dead

A. J. Ripley, who about a month ago went to Whitman, Neb. to make his home died last week and was buried at that place. We are without any particulars other than that deceased was 80 years of age. He was one of the earliest settlers in this vicinity coming here before such a place as Nashua was on the map.

The Nashua Reporter
Nashua, Iowa
Jan. 18, 1917

Mrs. Asa Butler has a family relic which she prizes very highly. It is a snare drum that was owned by her father, the late Joseph Ripley and while the drum did not see actual service in the war of 1861-65, it participated in the events of those stirring times. Mr. Ripley played it here in 1861, at the mustering in of the 27th Iowa and he accompanied the boys as far as Dubuque on their way to the south. His brother A. J. Ripley and also a cousin, R. R. Bean were members of the 27th Infantry and the drum did its part toward instilling patriotism into the hearts of the boys of the regiment before their departure.


Rowe, John He was born about 1820 in England.

He filed for a pension on Nov. 11, 1889 in Dakota.

Federal Land Records (Aurora County, SD).

  • Rowe, John E, Meridian 05; Twp 104N; Range 065 W; Section 018; Acres 80; Type 272002; Case ID PA; Doc ID 13798; Date 03/21/1889
  • Rowe, John E. Meridian 05; Twp 104N; Range 065 W; Section 018; Acres 32.39 Type 272002; Case ID PA; Doc ID 13798; Date 03/21/1889
  • Rowe, John E Meridian 05; Twp 104N; Range 065 W; Section 018; Acres 32.46 Type 272002; Case ID PA; Doc ID 13798; Date 03/21/1889
  • Rowe, John E. Meridian 05; Twp 104N; Range 065 W; Section 007; Acres 160 Type 251105; Case ID PA; Doc ID 1767; Date 01/13/1894

1890 Veterans Census: Eureka, Crystal Lake and Cooper, Aurora County, South Dakota: John Rowe, Private Co. G. 12 Iowa Inf. Enlisted Jan 18, 1864. Discharged Jan 20, 1866, Length of Service: 2 years and 2 days. Post Office Address: White Lake, Aurora County, South Dakota. Disability Incurred: Rheumatism.


Rupe, Albert C. He was born about 1837 in Germany. He married Wilhelmine Frederike Meyer on Sept. 16, 1869 in Bolton, New York. She was the daughter of Louis Henry Meyer (1815 - 1892) and Anna Charlotte Luling (1818- 1897).

Albert C. Rupe Image LN-1911 came from the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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Married: Rupe - Meyer - Thursday, Sept. 16, in St. Sacrament Church, Bolton, on Lake George by Rev. H. Dyer, of New York, assisted by Rev. Mr. Locke, of Bolton, Albert C. Rupe, of Wisconsin, to Wilhelmine A., oldest daughter of L. H. Meyer, of Staten Island. The New York Times, Published: Sept. 20, 1869.

I found the attached information regarding Albert C. Rupe  here.  It appears from information found online that he was the president of the U. S. Freehold and Emigration Company.

Birth record for Hermanna Louise Christiana Rupe: Gender: Female; Birth Date: Oct. 14, 1878. Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, New York. Father's Name: Albert Christian Rupe; Mother's name: Wilhelmine Frederike Meyer.  (New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962).

1880 Census: Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico: Albert C. Rupe (age 40, lumber merchant, born Prussia), wife Wilhelmina Rupe (age 40, born New York), daughter Hermana Rupe (age 1, born New York).

Gouldings New York City Directory, page 38.

U.S. Freehold Land and Emigration Co, 42 Exchange pl; Albert C. Rupe, Pres; John T. Plate, Sec. Capital, $2,500,000.

Albert C. Rupe died Jan. 21, 1884 at Staten Island, NY (Pension Index Record)

ANOTHER BODY TO BE CREMATED

Washington, Penn., Jan. 23 The fires were lighted in the Lemoire Crematory this afternoon for burning the body of Albert C. Rupe, who died of consumption at his late residence in New York, on the 20th inst. The body left that city at 6 o'clock this evening and will arrive here at 11 A. M. tomorrow. Mrs. Rupe, widow of the deceased man, and her father L. H. Meyer, will accompany the remains.

The New York Times, New York, Thursday, January 24, 1884.

HEIRESS DENIED REVOLVER PERMIT

Berkeley City Council Prevents Miss Rupe from Going Armed

Berkeley, December 16 – – Ms. Norman Rupe, heiress, daughter of the late capitalist, Albert C. Rupe and a resident alternately of California and the East, has been denied by the Berkeley City Council the privilege of carrying a revolver. She desired the weapon for protection during frequent tramps in the hills, following a meeting which she recently had with too hard looking men.

Refused a permit, she will continue to be guarded during her hikes by Van, a Scotch terrier. With the dog and 17 trunks Miss Rupe came to Berkeley a week ago and was denied accommodations at the Hotel Shattuck, because she would not be separated from Van. The house rules against dogs was strictly enforced, despite Miss Rupe's protestations that the animal was of blue blooded lineage. Then accompanied by Van, she went to the Hotel Morse, a block away.

Miss Rupe, who is an orphan, lived for seven years in Pasadena. She sold her home there and resided in Santa Barbara. Her father, who was a native of Bremen, Germany served in a volunteer Regiment in the Civil War and afterward held commission of Captain in the 27th Iowa infantry.

"In Santa Barbara," said Miss Rupe, "all I had to do was ask for permission to carry revolver, and it was granted. I don't know how long I shall stay here. I am a girl of leisure and probably shall go back east when I tire of California."

In applying to the City Council for a revolver permit, Miss Rupe assured the body that she did not intend to shoot indiscriminately, but would not hesitate to defend herself should occasion arise. City fathers declined to grant her request because they knew nothing about Miss Rupe.

Oakland Tribune, December 16, 1911

NOTE: the paper clearly had her name as Norman Rupe, but I can see where Norman/Herma/Hermana could be misinterpreted.

A pension was filed for a child (Herma Rupe) on Feb. 4, 1915 in Maine.


Sample, Smiley He was born in July 23, 1832 in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. He was the son of William Sample (Oct. 22, 1794 - Jan 1874) and Sarah Cole (1802 0 Oct. 9, 1876). He married Eliza Ann Harris on Nov. 30, 1856 in Chickasaw County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934)

S. S. Sample, dealer in staple and fancy groceries, cigars, tobacco, etc; was born in Jacksonville, Morgan county, Illinois, in 1831; when quite young he came with his parents to Iowa, and located in Lee county, where he received his early schooling; at the age of seventeen he started out for himself, and traveled through Missouri. In December, 1854, he came to Bradford, Chickasaw county, where he remained about one year, when he again returned to his home in Lee county. He next spent some time in Missouri, when he again came back to Chickasaw county, there he engaged in the mercantile business. He served in the army three years, in company G, twenty-seventh Iowa volunteer infantry and enlisted at Nashua, Iowa, in '62, and honorably discharged, and mustered out; at Clinton, Iowa August, '65. During his period of soldiery he passed up through the regular gradations of office, and was finally, at the time of his discharge, second lieutenant. In politics he is a democrat, and is now (1883) a member of the G. A. R., and acts in the official capacity of junior vice commander. Was united in marriage to E. A. Harris, a native of Iowa, and have one son C. W. who is now employed in a wholesale and retail grocery house in St. Paul, Minn. They also have an adopted daughter, Nellie.

History of Chickasaw and Howard Counties Iowa, By W. E. Alexander.

1850 Census: Division 28, Lee County, Iowa: William Sample (age 55, farmer, born KY), Sarah Sample (age 58, born KY), George Sample (age 26, born KY), John Sample (age 19), and Smily Sample (age 18).

1860 Census: Benton, Knox, Missouri: Smiley Sample (age 24, merchant, born Illinois), Eliza A. Sample (age 20, born Iowa), Frances J. Sample (age 3, born Iowa) and Charles W. Sample (age 1/12, born Missouri).

1870 Census: Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Smiley Sample (age 38, baker, born Illinois), Eliza Sample (age 29, born Iowa), Frances Sample (age 12, born Iowa) and Charles Sample (age 9, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Smiley Sample (age 48, restaurant, born Illinois), wife Eliza A. Sample (age 35, born Iowa), son William Sample (age 20, wheat buyer, born Missouri) and daughter Nellie Sample (age 4, born Iowa).

1900 Census; Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Smiley S. Sample (born July 1832, age 67, married 42 years, born Illinois, baker), wife Eliza A. Sample (born May 1853, age 47, married 42 years, 2 children born, 1 still living, born Iowa), daughter Nellie Tracy (born Mar. 1876, age 24, married 3 years, 1 child born, 1 still living) son-in-law Thomas Tracy (born Aug. 1875, age 24, married 3 years, born Iowa) and grandson Leon D. Tracey (born Apr. 1898, age 2, born Minnesota).

Nashua July 27 – – S. S. Sample enjoyed a reunion of his Company G of the 27th Iowa infantry, on last Saturday, it being his 72nd birthday anniversary. About eighteen enjoyed a social day with Mr. Sample and his wife, and an elaborate dinner which was served at noon. Mr. Sample was the recipient of a knife and necktie, and Mrs. Sample a china plate, salad bowl and lace collar. Their son, C. N. Sample of Kansas City, has always been present upon all previous similar occasions, but was unable to attend at this time, owing to his business duties calling him to Chicago.

Waterloo Daily Reporter, Thursday, July 28, 1904

Smiley S. Sample died July 17, 1907 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa

The Nashua Reporter
Nashua, Iowa
July 18, 1907

An Old Resident Passes Away.

After an illness of several weeks, S. S. Sample passed away at his home in this city at an early hour Wednesday morning.

Mr. Sample had been an invalid for years, which was caused from a long and serious siege of lung fever that he had while in the army, but for the past few weeks he has been a great sufferer and he longed for death to relieve him of his sufferings. The Angel of Death hovered over the home before the loved one was (?) but at three o'clock Wednesday morning the weary sufferer was at rest.

Smiley S. Sample was born at Jacksonville, Ill., July 23, 1832. He moved to Lee county Iowa and from there to Bradford, in about 1857, where he lived for two years, after which he moved to Nashua, where he resided for fifty years with the exception of but three years spent in Lee County. He was married to Eliza Ann Harris Nov. 30, 1856, and three children blessed their home. Charles William, and Mrs. Nellie M. Tracy, of St. Paul, and Frances, who preceded the father to the other shore 29 years ago. He enlisted in the civil war from Chickasaw county in the 27th Regiment Iowa Infantry in August, 1862 and was honorable discharged August 1865. He was promoted three times, first to the office of 1st corporal, second to sergeant and third to 2nd lieutenant. For a number of years he conducted a restaurant and bakery in Nashua but finally retired to private life.

The deceased was highly respected in this community where he has lived for many years of his life. He was a quiet, honorable citizen, a loving father and a kind husband to the wife who has stood faithfully by his side "in sickness, in health" for over 50 years.

Mr. C. W. Sample was with his father in his dying hours but his daughter, Mrs. Nellie Tracy, was unable to be present as she is quite sick in a hospital in St. Paul.

The funeral will be held at the Congregational church at 2:30 p.m. today, Rev. Sinden officiating, and the remains will be laid to rest in Oak Hill Cemetery.


CARD OF THANKS

We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to the friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and death of our beloved husband and father.

Mrs. S. S. Sample
C.W. Sample
Mrs. Nellie Tracy.

Nashua Reporter
1 August 1907

At the funeral of the late S. S. Sample which was held on Thursday there were present ten members of Company G., 27th Iowa Infantry, of which the deceased was a member, who were as follows: George N. Potter, Benjamin Parker, Barney Feeney, Jacob Shannon, Warren Parrish, R. Bean, Dyer Hall, Jacob Howdeshell, Ami Young and Chas. Hickok, the latter six acting as pall bearers, and Jacob Shannon, being officer of the day, had charge of the bearers.


Schermerhorn, Levi He was born March 17, 1831 in Duchess County, New York. He was the son of Peter Schermerhorn (Nov. 20, 1790 - Apr. 8, 1860) and Rachel Edmonds (Jan 12, 1795 - Mar 4, 1869). He married first Amanda Slocum on May 4, 1856 in Edmeston, Otsego County, New York. She was probably the daughter of Ann Slocum (listed with them on the 1860 census). He married second Sarah Warn on Oct. 18, 1867 in Waverly, Bremer County, Iowa. (Iowa, County, Marriage, 1838-1934). She was the daughter of James Morgan Warn (Feb. 7, 1791 - March 3, 1851) and Margaret Burlew (Jan. 21, 1797 - Mar. 4, 1842).

1850 Census: Otselic, Chenango County, New York: Homer Schermerhorn (age 37, blacksmith, born NY), Mary Schermerhorn (age 32, born NY), Nelson Schermerhorn (age 11, born NY), Angeline Schermerhorn (age 9, born NY), Albert Schermerhorn (age 6, born NY), Frances Schermerhorn (age 3, born NY), Perry Warren (age 21, blacksmith, born NY) and Levi Schermerhorn (age 20, blacksmith, born NY). (Note: the family was indexed as Schewehows)

1860 Census, Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: Levi Schermerhorn (age 29, blacksmith, born NY), Amanda Schermerhorn (age 26, born NY), Albert Schermerhorn (age 2, born Iowa), and Ann Slocum (age 46, born NY).

1870 Census: Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa: Levi Schermerhorn (age 36, blacksmith, born NY), Sarah Schermerhorn (age 35, born NJ) and Albert Schermerhorn (age 12, born Iowa), unnamed male (age 1, born Iowa)

1880 Census: Saint Charles, Floyd County, Iowa: Levi Schmerhorn (age 50, quarryman, born New York), wife Sarah Schmerhorn (age 42, born NY), son Lee Schmerhorn (age 11, born Iowa) and daughter Effa Schmerhorn (age 8, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Charles City Ward 4, Floyd County, Iowa: Levi Schemerhorn (Walker Street, age 53, blacksmith, born NY), Sarah Schemerhorn (age 43, born New Jersey), Lee Schemerhorn (age 16, born Floyd county, Iowa) and Ethell Schemerhorn (age 14, born Floyd County, Iowa).

1895 Iowa State Census, Floyd County, Iowa: Levi Schermerhorn (age 69, born NY, blacksmith, Religion: Universalist, Soldier in the War of the Rebellion: Company G, 27 Regiment, State Iowa, Inf.) Sarah Schermerhorn (age 58, born NY, Religion: Baptist.)

1900 Census: Rudd, Floyd County, Iowa Levi Schermerhorn (born Mar. 1832, age 68, married 35 years, born NY), wife Sarah Schermerhorn (born Nov. 1838, age 61, married 35 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born New Jersey).

1905 Iowa State Census, Rudd, Floyd County, Iowa: Levi Schermerhorn (Post office address: Rudd) and Sarah Schermerhorn (Post Office Address: Rudd).

Levi Schermerhorn died Oct. 15, 1906 (obituary) and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Range 10, Section 2, Row 10, Space 1, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa. Iowa, Cemetery Records say he died Oct. 14, 1906.

Iowa Old Press

Charles City Intellingencer
Charles City, Floyd Co. Iowa
October 1906

Obituary.

Levi Schermerhorn, son of Peter and Rachel Schermerhorn, was born in Duchess County, N. Y., March 17, 1831. In early manhood he came west, settling in Floyd County, Iowa, Aug. 14, 1862. He enlisted in Company G, 27th Regiment of Iowa Infantry Volunteers and served three years. He was married Oct. 19, 1867 at Waverly, Iowa to Sarah Warn, to this union was born five children of whom three passed away in infancy. He leaves to mourn his death his wife, a son, Lee Schermerhorn of Rudd, Iowa; a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Brundage, of Larimore, N. Dak.; a sister, Mrs. Francis Davis of South Edminston, New York; five grandchildren; relatives in Floyd and Charles City, Iowa and in New York state; also a large number of friends. He with his family made Charles City, IA their home from 1867 till 1889 when they removed to Rudd and there resided until his death, which occurred Oct. 15th, 1906. He was one of fourteen children, all of whom have passed away except one sister, Mrs. Francis Davis, who was with him and helped care for him in his last sickness. The funeral services were held at his late home in Rudd, IA., conducted by Rev. W. J. Stowers of the M. E. church, and interment was made at Riverside cemetery, Charles City.

Thou art gone and we shall miss thee,
Thou hast severed earthly ties
Thou hast gone and now are waiting
In thy home beyond the skies.


Cards of Thanks.

We wish to thank the neighbors and friends for their kindness during the sickness and death of our husband, father and brother and for the sympathy expressed in the beautiful floral tributes.

Mrs. Levi Schermerhorn
Lee Schermerhorn
Mrs. Ethel Brundage
Mrs. Frances Davis


The funeral of Levi Schermerhorn took place at his residence in Rudd on Thursday, Oct. 18 at ten o'clock. Services at his house were conducted by Rev. Stowers of Rudd. The pall bearers were old veterans, viz: R. S. Chichester, James Buckey, Serend Bishop, W. H. Kennedy, Jabeas Strawn and J. H. Morrison. The procession went by team, arriving at Charles City at 3 o'clock p. m. where we met a large crowd waiting to pay their last respects to an old soldier and pioneer. Among the crowd were three old soldiers from Nashua who came to gaze at their comrade for the last time. They belonged to the same company as did the deceased.

[transcribed by B.H., August 2004]

Messers. Jake Shannon, Warren Parish and Charles Hickok went to Charles City Thursday to attend the funeral of Levi Schermmerhorn, who served with them in Company G, Twenty-seventh Iowa Volunteers.

Nashua Reporter, Oct. 25, 1906

His widow Sarah Schermerhorn filed for a pension on Oct. 29, 1906.

Sarah (Warn) Schermerhorn (born Nov. 25, 1837) died in 1933 -- Find a Grave says she was interred on Aug. 1, 1833. She is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa.


Shannon, Jacob Charles He was born Sept. 29, 1840 in Otsego, New York. He was the son of John Shannon (July 23, 1819 - Oct. 14, 1909) and Almira Bohn. (May 28, 1822 - Apr 3, 1896). He married Sarah A. Miller on Aug. 1, 1866 in Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Jacob Miller and Sarah Ann Davis.

1850 Census: Ohio, Boone County, Illinois; John Shannon (age 31, farmer, born NY), Almira Shannon (age 28, born Ger.) Jacob Shannon (age 8, born NY), Caroline Shannon (age 6, born NY), D. H. Shannon (age 4, born NY) and Lucinda Bohn (age 60, born Ger.).

1860 Census: Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa: John Shannon (age 45, farmer, born NY), Almira Shannon (age 38, born Germany), Jacob Shannon (age 18, farmer, born New York), Caroline Shannon (age 16, born NY), Daniel Shannon (age 14, born NY), Ami Shannon (age 12, born Illinois), Eliza Shannon (age 10, born Illinois), Jane Shannon (age 7, born Illinois), Robert Shannon (age 3, born Iowa), Oscar Shannon (age 1, born Iowa) and Daniel Shannon (age 26, born NY)

1870 Census: Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa: Jacob Shannon (age 28, born NY), Sarah A. Shannon (age 22, born Indiana) and John Shannon (age 2, born Iowa.

1880 Census: Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa: Jacob Shannon (age 38, farmer, born New York), wife Sarah A. Shannon (age 32, born Indiana), son John Shannon (age 12, born Iowa), daughter Olive Shannon (age 10, born Iowa), son Pleasant Shannon (age 8, born Iowa), son James Shannon (age 4, born Iowa), son Bert Shannon (age 2, born Iowa), son Marian Shannon (age 5/12, born Dec. born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa: Jacob Shannon (Township 94, Range 15, Section 19, E 1/2 SW, age 44, farmer, born New York), Sarah Shannon (age 37, born Indiana), John Shannon (age 16, born Floyd County, Iowa), Olive Shannon (age 14, born Floyd County, Iowa), Pleasant Shannon (age 11, born Floyd county, Iowa), James Shannon (age 9, born Floyd County, Iowa), Bertie Shannon (age 7, born Floyd County, Iowa) and Gertrude Shannon (age 3, born Floyd County, Iowa).

1900 Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Jacob C. Shannon (born Sept. 1841, age 58, married 34 years, born New York, farmer), wife Sarah A. Shannon (born Dec. 1848, age 51, married 34 years, 12 children born, 8 still living, born Indiana), son Pleasant Shannon (born April 1875, age 25, born Iowa), daughter Gertrude J. Shannon (born Feb. 1881, age 19, born Iowa), son Russell J. Shannon (born Apr. 1888, age 12, born Iowa) and daughter May Shannon (born Oct. 1892, age 7, born Iowa).

Accidentally Killed

James Shannon Meets Death Friday From the Accidental Discharge of a Gun

A sad accident happened at the farm of M. Milligan, about four miles southwest of town last Friday afternoon about four o'clock in which James Shannon, a young man about 27 years of age, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Shannon, of Brooklyn, was almost instantly killed by the accidental discharge of a shot gun.

Mr. Shannon had been working for Geo. Horton and on that afternoon borrowed Mr. Horton's gun and went down into the field to look for rabbits. Not being successful in finding any games he went on to the Milligan home and stopped to talk to the Milligan boys. While talking one of the boys took the gun to shoot at a flock of sparrows, but they flew away before he could get a shot at them and he laid the gun across some chicken coops, and while they stood talking the gun in some way slid from the coop and was discharged as it fell, the entire load from one barrel striking Shannon, who was only about two feet distant, in the right side in the lower ribs and lodged near the back bone. He gave one cry and put his hand to his side, staggered a few steps and fell to the ground. One of the boys ran to the house for help and Mr. Milligan came down and he was picked up and carried to the house, death ensuing on the way. The youngest Milligan boy at once went for a doctor and word was sent to the family, of the terrible accident which had so suddenly removed one of its members.

Coroner Dennis, of Charles City, was notified and came down and empanelled a jury composed of Mr. Hamilton, of Charles City, and Geo. Horton and Lou Dyas, and the verdict was accidental shooting.

No blame was attached to anyone as the tragedy was due to no act of carelessness on the part of either the victim or those with whom he was in company.

After the inquest the remains were conveyed to the home of his parents in Brooklyn, to await the funeral services, which were held in the Baptist church at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Rev. L. J. Ingraham officiating. The church was packed to its fullest capacity by friends of the sorrow stricken family, who came to render silent sympathy to the mourning relatives in their hour of deep sorrow. The interment took place in Oak Hill cemetery.

The Nashua Reporter, Nashua, Iowa, Dec. 11, 1902

1910 Census, Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa; Jacob Shannon (age 69, married 44 years, born New York, own income), wife Sarah A. Shannon (age 62, married 44 years, 12 children born, 7 still living, born Indiana), son Russell Shannon (age 21, born Iowa), daughter Mildred M. Shannon (age 17, born Iowa).

Jacob Shannon met with quite a painful accident Tuesday. He was leading his horse when it jerked back and in order to save himself from falling he grabbed for something and got hold of a wire fence, cutting his hand quite badly in several places.

The Nashua Reporter, Nashua, Iowa, June 30, 1910

Jacob Shannon was 70 years of age last week Thursday (it's a fact, even if he does not look it) and some of his comrades of Co. G, 27th Iowa Inft., and their wives, aided and abetted by his good wife, planned a surprise on him. "Jake" was over to Bradford doing some work and when he returned home along toward the noon hour he found the place in possession of his comrades, and he admits that he was taken entirely by surprise and surrendered without firing a shot. A sumptuous dinner was served to the party, 20 or 25 in all and a most enjoyable afternoon passed.

It has been the custom of the survivors of this company living in this vicinity to hold a reunion each year at the home of some comrade and this year they combined the reunion and Mr. Shannon's birthday into one event. All of the survivors of his company in this vicinity, except Dyer Hall, who was too ill to leave his home, and Geo. N. Potter, who was unable to be present for business reasons, were out to help Mr. Shannon celebrate his three score and ten years, which he carries so well.

The guests presented Mr. Shannon with a beautiful span of horses, little gold ones, just the right size for a neat watch charm.

At the closing event of the day the "old vets" went in a body to the home of their comrade, Dyer Hall, and brightened the day for him with a hearty handshake and cheering words.

Nashua Reporter, Nashua, Iowa, October 6, 1910, Page 1

Memorial Day Program, May 30.

At. 8:15 a.m. detail under Officer of the Day Jacob Shannon, will leave for Riverton cemetery, and decorate soldiers' graves at 9 o'clock.

Martial music in front of Post Hall.

At 9:30 a.m. all old soldiers and W. R. C. meet at G. A. R. Hall and go to soldiers' monument at Oak Hill cemetery by conveyance where, at 10 o'clock there will be, in addition to the usual G. A. R. service, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address by Harold Freeburg, fine music by the Nashua male quartet, and an address by W. S. Smith, Esq. Flowers will be banked upon the monument and upon old soldiers' graves by veterans assisted by children. Taps on cornet by Miss Gladys Keller.

At 12 o'clock noon, all church and public bells are expected to toll for five minutes.

At 1:30 p.m. exercises will be held at the opera house, preceded by martial music in front of door.

Invocation by Rev. Kirwin.

Original Memorial paper by Miss Lila Herren

Music

Address by orator of the day, Prof. Albert Stuelke, principal of Hawarden schools.

All sing "America', led by choir.

At 3:30 p.m. assemble at Greenwood gate and march to soldier's monument, where a service similar to that at Oak Hill will be held except that Herbert Prudhon will recite Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and Rev. Ray Eckerson will deliver the address.

The children of Nashua and all the surrounding country are invited to bring flowers and assist in decorating graves at the cemetery most convenient to them.

The Nashua Reporter, Nashua, Iowa, May 23, 1912

Jacob Shannon was appointed a member of the Soldiers Relief Commission for the term beginning 1915 (Nashua Reporter, Jan. 14, 1915).

Jacob Shannon, who has been in poor health for some time has been much worse the past week we understand. (Nashua Reporter, Sept. 30, 1915)

Wedded Fifty-One Years

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Shannon passed the fifty-first milestone of their wedded life last Saturday and their children who live in this vicinity surprised them by coming home for the day and bringing a good dinner with them. Mr. and Mrs. Shannon are among our best people and have a wide circle of friends who will congratulate them on rounding out so many years of happy married life. Mr. Shannon has not been in good health this winter and does not get out much, but here's hoping as the spring days come on he will improve in health and that he will be able to get out and mingle more often with his comrades and friends.

The Nashua Reporter, Nashua, Iowa, Feb. 15, 1917

We are sorry to learn that Jake Shannon, who has been very poorly for a long time past, is now confined to his bed. (The Nashua Reporter, July 11, 1918).

Jacob Shannon died Aug. 1, 1918. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa.

Jacob Shannon Answers Taps

Civil War Veteran "Mustered Out" Thursday Night Following a Long Illness

Jacob Shannon, a veteran of the Civil War, and for more than sixty years a respected resident of this vicinity, passed away last Thursday night at his home in Nashua after an illness of many months.

Jacob Shannon was born Sept. 29, 1840 in Otsego County, New York. When a child he moved with his parents to Illinois. At the age of 14 he again moved with his parents to Iowa, which has since been his home, except the three years he served in the Civil War in Co. G. 27th Iowa Infantry.

At the close of the war he returned to Nashua and February 10, 1866, he was united in marriage to Sara Miller. They resided on their farm west of Nashua until twenty years ago when Mr. Shannon's heath failed and they moved to Nashua, which has since been their home.

Twelve children were born to this union. He is survived by his beloved wife and seven children, namely, John H., of Nashua; Mrs. John Beck, Nashua; Pleasant, Nashua; Bert of Bellingham, Wash.; Mrs. W. A. Loos, Dows; Russ, now in France, and Mrs. C. H. Knight, who lives at the home.

There are also two brothers, Robert, of Sioux City, Iowa, and Ami of Charles City, and four sisters, Mrs. Young, of Nashua; Mrs. Cook, of Oklahoma; Mrs. McGilvra, Larchwood., and Mrs. Balch, of Quinn, S. Dak.

The pallbearers were Mr. Clark, Mr. Brown, Mr. Raymond, Mr. Idler, Mr. Bean and Mr. Shaw. They all of Mr. Shannon's company in the war but Mr. Shaw.

Funeral Services were held in the M.E. Church Saturday afternoon., Rev. Green officiating and interment was made in Oak Hill. Members of Geo. W. S. Dodge Post conducted their beautiful ceremony at the grave.


CARD OF THANKS

We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to those friends, neighbors, W. R. C. and G.A.R. who so kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our beloved husband and father.

We also wish to extend thanks for the many beautiful floral offerings.

Mrs. Shannon and Children.


Resolutions of Condolence

Whereas our Supreme Commander has called for our Post Comrade Jacob Shannon, an honored member and late of Co. G. 27th Iowa during the Civil War, be it

Resolved, that by the members of our Post we tender our sincere sympathy to his sorrowing family in this time of their affliction; and be it

Further Resolved. That these resolutions be published in our town papers and a copy placed upon our Post Records.

by Adjt.

The Nashua Reporter, Nashua, Iowa, August 8, 1918

His widow Sarah Shannon filed for a pension on Aug. 23, 1918.

The "Big Four" Celebrate

The "Big Four" comprising of Mrs. Sarah Hicok, Mrs. Morella Parish, Mrs. Jacob Shannon and Mrs. Marian Knight, held their annual reunion on Friday of Last week at the home of Mrs. Sarah Hicok. The other ladies brought Mrs. Hicok a huge bouquet, and the main event of the day was a delicious chicken pie dinner, followed by hours of social intercourse and recounting old times.

The "Big Four" is rather a unique organization. It dates back some 20 years or more years at which time the husbands of the four ladies who were all members of the same regiment during the Civil War, held an annual reunion, and naturally, their wives joined in the celebration, and usually presented one of the veterans with a gift, each husband being presented with a comfortable chair in turn. One by one the veteran husbands answered the final roll call until all have been mustered out. The faithful wives, however, have kept up the reunions, never missing a year, and at each reunion the associations and memories grow dearer and dearer.

(NOTE I have been unable to determine who Mrs. Marian Knight is)

The Nashua Reporter, Nashua, Iowa, Aug. 2, 1923

Sarah Miller (born Dec. 24, 1847), died April 8, 1931 in Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa. She is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa.

Children of Jacob Shannon and Sarah Ann Miller

  1. Susan B Shannon (1867 - 1867)
  2. John Harvey Shannon (1868 - 1945)
  3. Sara Ollie Shannon Beck (1870 - 1928)
  4. Pleasant J Shannon (1873 - 1954)
  5. James Shannon (1875 - 1902)
  6. Gertrude Almira Shannon Loos (1878 - 1930)
  7. Bert Shannon (1878 - 1952)
  8. Marion Shannon (1879 - 1880)
  9. William Shannon (1882 - 1883)
  10. Eliza Shannon (1885 - 1887)
  11. Russell J. Shannon (1888 - 1967)
  12. Mildred Mae Shannon Knight (1892 - 1970)

Slocum, Charles Anderson. He was born Feb. 21, 1836 in Edmeston, Otsego County, New York. He was the son of Lorenzo Slocum and Anna Potter (some sources say Anna Kimball. I do not know if they are the same person). He married Ellen L. Wilbur on Aug. 26, 1863 in Floyd county, Iowa. (Early Marriages in Floyd County, Iowa). She was the daughter of Hervey Wilbur (May 4, 1811- Nov. 24, 1888) and Angeline Moore (May 14, 1820-May 14, 1900) (Note: photos of Hervey & Angeline (Moore) Wilbur are here

NOTE: An Amanda Slocum married Levi Schermerhorn on May 4, 1856 in Edmeston, Otsego County, New York. I could only find her mother's name (Ann -- living with them in 1860). I do wonder if there might be a connection. It is possible that she is Charles' sister, but I couldn't find anything that proved that. Levi Schermerhorn also served in Company G, 27th Iowa.

Charles A. Slocum Image LN-1912 came from the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Inscribed on the front is: C. A. Slocum, Capt, Co G 27th Iowa June 1864.

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Captain Charles A. Slocum and first Lieutenant Henry F. Tucker, 27th Iowa infantry have been ordered to be dismissed for straggling beyond the lines alone without arms, thereby subjecting themselves to be captured by the enemy.

Davenport, Iowa, Saturday morning, February 18, 1865

Note: they were both discharged on Feb. 8, 1865.

1870 Census: Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa: Chas. Slocum (age 34, Dept. Co. Treasurer, born NY), Ellen L. Slocum (age 28, born NY), Willis E. Slocum (age 3, born Iowa) and Guernsey Slocum (age 1/12, born Iowa). (Note he was indexed as Chad Slocum)

1880 Census: Charles, Floyd County, Iowa: Chas. A. Slocum (age 44, Printer & Editor, born NY), wife Ellen L. Slocum (age 38, born NY), son Willis E. Slocum (age 13, born Iowa), son Guernsey M. Slocum (age 10, born Iowa), son Horace W. Slocum (age 7, born Iowa), daughter Faith A. Slocum (age 5, born Iowa, and brother-in-law Phillip M. Wilbur (age 27, Editor & Printer)

1885 Iowa State Census, Charles City Ward 4, Floyd County, Iowa: Charles A. Slocum (age 48, Post Master, born New York), Ellen L. Slocum (age 48, born New York), Willis E. Slocum (age 17, born Floyd County, Iowa), Gurnsey A. Slocum (age 14, born Floyd County, Iowa), Haurace W. Slocum (age 11, born Floyd County, Iowa), Faith A. Slocum (age 9, born Floyd County, Iowa).

The Charles City Intelligencer says that Captain C. A. Slocum of the 27th Iowa has an order from the U. S. War Department for admission to the great national soldiers hospital at Hot Springs Ark. for treatment but has not yet decided on going.

Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa, Wednesday, July 21, 1897

Note: I checked the national homes records and did not find where he was admitted. I also noted that this article says Hot Springs Ark., but I believe the National Home was in Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota

Charles A. Slocum died April 30, 1912 (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Plot: Range 6, Section 4, Row 6, Space 1, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa.

Iowa Cemetery Records: Name: Charles A. Slocum. Death Date: 1912, Page #105. Birth Date 1836, Cemetery: Riverside. Town: Charles City. Relative: 76. Level Info: Tombstone Records of Floyd County.

Ellen L. (Wilbur) Slocum died in 1912 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa.


Smith, George P. He was born March 9, 1836 in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, NY. He was the son of George E. Smith, Sr. and Harriet Emerson. He married Frances E. Tuttle on Oct. 14, 1871 in Floyd County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). She was the daughter of Daniel Tuttle and Rebecca Bowen.

George P. Smith, Proprietor of the Charles City Sash, Door and Blind Factory, was born in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N. Y., March 9, 1836, a son of George E. Smith, Sr., a cabinet-maker by trade, and Harriet, nee Emerson. They were natives of New York, and members of the Episcopal church. George P., Jr. was the eldest of a family of nine children, and when two years old removed with his parents to Saratoga, N.Y., where his father embarked in the furniture business. He attended school there until twelve years of age when the family located in Burlington, Vt. His father assisted in the building of the Vermont Central R. R., and on its completion, George, Jr., was employed as fireman on an engine, and gradually rose to the position of engineer on both a freight and passenger engine. In January 1861, he came to Iowa, locating in Floyd, Floyd County. He enlisted in August 1862, in Company G, Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry Volunteers, and served until the close of the war, being promoted in 1864 to rank of Quartermaster of his regiment. Upon leaving the service he came to Charles City and engaged in running stationary engines until 1875, when he purchased a half interest in his present factory with D. Andrews, and in December 1881, Mr. Andrews sold his interest to Geo. T. Willman, who in March 1882, disposed of his interest to Mr. Smith, who has since conducted it alone. The factory gives direct employment to thirteen men, and is the only one of the kind in Floyd County, and the second established in Northwestern Iowa. Mr. Smith was married Oct. 12, 1871, to Frances E. Tuttle, of Rockford, Ill., and a daughter of Daniel and Rebecca (Bowen) Tuttle, who were among the settlers of Floyd County in 1859. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have one child, a daughter, Ivy, born July 12, 1872. Mr. Smith is a Mason and a member of St. Charles Lodge, No. 141. He has served as a member of the City Council two years, and politically is a Republican. He came of Scotch ancestry and is a descendant of Alexander McGregor, founder of the town of McGregor. Ia.

History of Floyd County, Iowa, Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1882., LaCrosse, WI : Brookhaven Press, 2000 [Reprint], page 770,
submitted by Dick Barton

1880 Census: Charles, Floyd County, Iowa: George P. Smith (age 41, sash manufacturer, born New York), wife Frances Smith (age 31, born Illinois), daughter Ivy Smith (age 8, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census, Charles City, Ward 3, Floyd County, Iowa: Geo P. Smith (age 49, Sash & Door Manuf., born NY), Francis E. Smith (age 36, born Ill.), Iva Smith (age 12, born Iowa)

1900 Census, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa: George P. Smith (born March 1846, age 64, married 5 years, born New York, sash and door manufacturer), wife Ella C. Smith (born Nov. 1852, age 47, married 5 years, 0 children born, born Wisconsin.) (Note the year 1846 is obviously incorrect. 1836 would be correct for his age of 64. )

(Note: I found a marriage record for a George P Smith (born 1837, age 58) and Ella C. Leonard, born 1855, age 40). They were married Aug 21, 1895 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. ("Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920,"). His age, and length of marriage fits for what was reported in 1900. But I do not know for sure if it is for the right George P. Smith).

George P. Smith died Sept. 5, 1900 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Floyd County, Iowa

Iowa Cemetery Records: Name: George P. Smith, Death Date: 5 Sept. 1900, Page #106. Birth Date: 9 Mar. 1837. Cemetery: Oakwood, Town: Floyd, Level Info. Tombstone Records of Floyd County.

His widow Ella C. Smith filed for a pension on Dec. 22, 1900 in Iowa.


Smith, Lafayette He was born Jan. 1822 in Connecticut. He married Hannah Experience ?. about 1852.

1860 Census: Hartland, Hartford, Connecticut: L. F. Smith (age 36, joiner, born Connecticut), Hannah Smith (age 35, born Lower Canada), Louis K. Smith (age 7, born Connecticut), Phebe Jane Smith (age 5, born Connecticut)

1870 Census: St. Charles, Floyd County, Iowa: Lafyett Smith (age 45, farmer, born Connecticut), Hanah E. Smith (age 42, born Connecticut), Lewis K. Smith (age 17, born Connecticut), and Phebe J. Smith (age 15, born Connecticut). )NOTE: They had originally written Canada for all four members of this family. Then they crossed that out and put Connecticut for all four.

1879 California Voter Registers: Lafayette Smith, age 55, born Connecticut, Carpenter, Local Residence, Junction.

1880 Census, Chico, Butte County, California: Lafayette Smith (age 57, carpenter, born Connecticut), wife Hannah E. Smith (age 56, born Canada, East).

1898 California Voter Registers: #164, Lafayette Smith, Carpenter, age 73, height 6 feet, 3/4 inches, light complexion, blue eyes, white hair, born Connecticut, Precinct: Chico No. 2, , Post Office Address: Chico, Can Read, Write, and is physically able to mark ballot.

1900 Census: Chico, Butte County, California: Lafayette Smith (born Jan 1822, age 78, married 48 years, born Connecticut, carpenter), wife Hanna E. Smith born June 1830, age 69, married 48 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Canada-English).

California Voter Registrations, 1900 - 1914: Chico No. 3 Precinct, No. 110, Name: Lafayette Smith, Age: 80, Address: Chico.

Lafayette Smith died Sept. 25, 1904 and is buried in Chico Cemetery, Chico, Butte County, California (Plot 21-GAR 71-1)

His Widow Hannah E. Smith filed for a pension on Nov. 1. 1904 in California.

Hannah Experience Smith died in 1918 and is buried in Chico Cemetery, Chico, Butte County, California. (Plot 21-GAR-Lot 70 sp 1). Per Find a Grave, she was interred on Nov. 19, 1918.


Smith, Myron He was born about 1844 in Vermont. It would appear that he is the son of Hiram Smith (Jan 6, 1807 - Apr. 21, 1881) and Marie Mariah Howard (April 15, 1806 - April 11, 1898). HOWEVER every single family tree shows his date of death as April 1881 - some say in Floyd County. Some say in Little Rock. The Myron Smith that served with the 27th Iowa died Nov. 20, 1863 at Little Rock. I do note that his father HIRAM Smith died April 1881. I wonder if someone typed the wrong death date for Myron and it was just copied by everyone else. I do not find a Myron Smith born about 1844 in Vermont in either the 1870 or 1880 census. But if he really did die in 1881, then I have the wrong Myron Smith.

1850 Census, Paris, Kenosha County, Wisconsin: Hiram Smith (age 43, farmer, born Vermont), Maria Smith (age 45, born Connecticut), Benjamin Smith (age 21, born Vermont), Maria Smith (age 18, born Vermont), Hiram Smith (age 12, born Vermont), Emily Smith (age 11, born Vermont), Tabitha Smith (age 9, born Vermont), Myron Smith (age 7, born Vermont), John Smith (age 6, born Vermont), William Smith (age 2, born Wisconsin).

1856 Iowa State Census: Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: Hiram Smith (age 57, born Vt, farmer), Maria Smith (age 50, born Rhode Island), Miron Smith (age 12, born VT), John Smith (age 10, born VT), William Smith (age 8, born Wis.), George Smith (age 6, born Wis.) and Margett Smith (age 3, born Wis.). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 1 year.

1860 Census: Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: Hiram Smith (age 54, farmer, born Vermont), Mariah Smith (age 56, born Rhode Island), Myron Smith (age 16, farmer, born Vermont), John Smith (age 14, born Vermont), William Smith (age 12, born Wisconsin), Mary Smith (age 8, born Wisconsin).

Myron Smith died Nov., 20, 1863, Little Rock, Ark. of pneumonia. He is buried in Little Rock National Cemetery, Arkansas, Section 2, Site 1259


Swain, William E. He was born about 1846 in Lake County, Illinois. He was the son of Benjamin Paul Swain (1812 - Jun 4, 1849) and Polly Ann Howard (Oct. 28, 1813 - Nov. 5, 1858) Note: Polly Ann Howard Swain, married Jacob Montgomery in Sept. 1849. William's sister Mary Louisa Swain married John E. Butler, who also served in Company G, 27th Iowa.

1850 Census: Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois: Jacob Montgomery (age 56), Polly Montgomery (age 38), Benjamin Montgomery (age 27), Caleb Montgomery (age 24), Jonathan Montgomery (age 20), Calvin Montgomery (age 7), Sarah Ann Swain (age 13, born Illinois), Mary S. Swain (age 9, born Illinois) and William E. Swain (age 5, born Illinois).

1856 Iowa State Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Jacob Montgomery (age 63, born Virginia, farmer), Polly Montgomery (age 44, born Kentucky), Mary Louisa Swain (age 15, born Illinois), Calvin Montgomery (age 13, born Illinois), Wm. E. Swain (age 11, born Ill.), Jacob Montgomery Age 5, born Illinois), Leonard Montgomery (age 2, born Iowa). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 3 years.

1860 Census, Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa: James M. Howard (age 43, farmer, born Kentucky), Lucida Howard (age 32, born Virginia), Mary V. Howard (age 6, born California), Elbert W. Howard (age 4, born California), Almira Howard (age 1, born Iowa) and William E. Swain (age 14, born Illinois). (Note James M. Howard was his mother's brother).

William E. Swain died Sept. 10, 1864, Memphis, Tenn., of diarrhea.


Thompson, Albert K. He was born about Jan 19, 1844 in Pennsylvania. He was probably the son of Mathias/Nathan Thompson and Martha. He married Jennie Taylor on May 21, 1872 in Montgomery County, Iowa..

Albert K. Thompson familyThis photo of the Albert K. Thompson family was found here.

1850 Census: Janesville (west Side of Rock River, Rock county, Wisconsin: Mathias Thompson (age 32, born Penn.), Martha Thompson (age 28, born Penn), Albert Thompson (age 5,born Penn.), Emma J. Thompson (age 3, born Ill.), Amanda Thompson (age 1, born Wis.)

1860 Census: Cedar, Floyd County, Iowa: Nathan Thompson (age 42, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Martha Thompson (age 39, born Pennsylvania), Albert Thompson (age 15, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Josephine Thompson (age 13, born Illinois), Amanda Thompson (age 11, born Wisconsin), Mary Thompson (age 7, born Wisconsin).

1880 Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Albert Thompson (age 35, miner, born Penn), wife Jennie Thompson (age 25, born Canada), daughter Josie Thompson (age 7, born Iowa), son Lavern Thompson (age 5, born Col). daughter Mary Thompson (age 1, born Iowa).

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa: Name: A. K. Thompson, Private, Co. G., Present Post Office Address: Nashua.

1885 Iowa State Census, Bradford, Chickasaw County: Albert K. Thompson (Smith's Ave. age 40, farmer, born PA), Jennie Thompson (age 30, born Canada) and Josie Thompson (age 12, born Iowa)

Note:  they may have spent time in Colorado after 1885. The photo above has printed on it: M. E. Chase, Greeley, Colo. The people are identified as Grandma Thompson, Vern Thompson, Mary Alice, Josie, Lee, Grandpa Thompson.

On the 1885 Colorado State Census, Park, Colorado, there was an Albert Thompson (age 40, miner, born Pennsylvania). But he was by himself so I couldn't tell if was it was the right one. But note that on the 1880 census he was also listed as a miner.

U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Sawtelle, Los Angeles, California, Pacific Branch: Albert K. Thompson, MILITARY HISTORY: Time and Place of Each Enlistment: Mar 21, 1864, Charles City, Iowa. Rank P. Company and Regiment: G, 27 Iowa Infantry, Transferred to Company 12 Iowa Infantry, Discharged June 20, 1866 Memphis, Tennessee. Cause of Discharge: Mustered out. Disabilities when admitted to the Home: Chronic bronchitis, asthma, prostatic hypertrophy. DOMESTIC HISTORY: Where Born, Pennsylvania, age 66, height: 5'6', dark complexion, brown eyes, black hair, can read and write, Religion Prot., Occupation: Miner (?), Residence Subsequent to Discharge: California, widowed, Name and Address of Nearest Relative: son, W. L. Thompson, Carmen, Lemhi County, Idaho. HOME HISTORY: Rate of Pension: $12, $16.50 and $21.50, Date of Admission: Nov. 6, 1911 Date of Discharge: Nov. 11.14. at own request. Readmitted Jan 15, 1917. Date of Death: 2/3/17. Cause of Death: Myocardial Insufficiency. General Remarks: Pension Certificate: 1.136.347. Location of Grave and Remarks: Section 31, Row A, No. 13. Effects: 4.01 Cash. Personal, Appraised at 8.05. How disposed of: to Mrs. Mary A. Ripley, daughter.

Albert K. Thompson died Mar. 2, 1917 (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Los Angeles National (Sawtelle) Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA, Row I, Section 25, Grave 18

U.S. Veterans Gravesites: Name: Albert K. Thompson, Service Info: U.S. Army, Cemetery, Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA, Section 31, Row A, Site 13.

I'm not sure what to make of this: It must be another Albert K. Thompson. 1920 Census: Malibu, Los Angeles, California, National Military Home: Inmate Albert K. Thompson, age 75, widowed, born Pennsylvania.


Tinker, Joseph He was born about 1845 in Germany. He was the son of Albert Tinker and Rose Tomalah. He married Mary Lestina on Feb. 22, 1870 in Clayton County, Iowa (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). She was the daughter of Jakub and Marie Vlasek Lestina

1860 Census: Black Earth, Dane County, Wisconsin: John Tinker (age 43, farmer, born Prussia), Rosalie Tinker (age 45, born Prussia), Valser Tinker (age 15, born Prussia), Mary Tinker (age 13, born Prussia), Jacob Tinker (age 7, born Prussia), Cate Tinker (age 4, born Wisconsin). (Although a couple of the names are different (John vs. Albert and Valser vs. Joseph), I am pretty certain this is the same family as the 1870 Census in Clayton County, Iowa.)

John Victoria married Mary Tinker (sister of Joseph Tinker).

John Victoria (Cox Creek Township) is a native of Bohemia, born in 1824, and was a son of Frank and Anna (Luke) Victoria, Bohemians by birth. His father died in 1872, his mother in 1860. He learned the weaver's trade, which he followed in the land of his nativity until 1853, when he emigrated to the United States, landing at New York. From there he went to Philadelphia and obtained employment at his trade for a short time. He made a tour of the Southern and Northern States, reaching Clayton County, Ia., in 1863. He engaged in railroading some time, then settled on his farm in Cox Creek Township. He owns 163 acres of valuable land, and under excellent improvement. His marriage occurred in 1863, to Mary Tinker, a native of Bohemia, and a daughter of Albert and Rose (Tomalah) Tinker, who came to the United States in 1853 and settled in Clayton County. Mr. and Mrs. Victoria have had six children, three living -- John Frederick, born July 14, 1866; Mary, Jan. 26, 1870; Ann, Feb. 13, 1872. The deceased are Albert A., born June 29, 1867, died Dec. 16, 1868, from a burn caused by playing with fire; Rosalia, born Apr. 6, 1975, died Mch. 11, 1882, and Nicholas, born Dec. 7, 1879, died Dec. 23, of that year. The family are members of the Roman Catholic church.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 756

1870 Census; Cox Creek, Clayton County, Iowa: Albert Tinker (age 52, born Austria), Rosette Tinker (age 55, born Austria) Joseph Tinker (age 25, born Austria), Kate Tinker (age 14, born Wisconsin), Mary Tinker (age 19, born Austria).

1880 Census, Sperry, Clayton County, Iowa: Joseph Tinker (age 36, farmer, born Bohemia), wife Mary Tinker (age 30, born Bohemia), daughter Mary Tinker (age 9, born Iowa), son Jacob Tinker (age 7, born Iowa), daughter Rosa Tinker (age 5, born Iowa), son (?) Anna Tinker (age 2, born Iowa) and son Frank Tinker (age 5/12, born Jan., born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census, Sperry Township, Clayton County, Iowa: Joseph Tinker (Township 32, Range 6, Section 24, age 41, farmer, born Germany), Mary Tinker (age 36, born Germany), Mary Tinker (age 14, born Clayton County, Iowa), Jacob Tinker (age 12, born Clayton County, Iowa), Rosa Tinker (age 9, born Clayton County, Iowa), Anna Tinker (age 7, born Clayton County, Iowa), Frank Tinker (age 5, born Clayton County, Iowa), Joseph Tinker (age 3, born Clayton County, Iowa)

Joseph Tinker died April 5, 1891. He is buried in Cox Creek Sacred Heart Cemetery, Sperry Township, Clayton County, Iowa. (Note there is a discrepancy in the date of death. Other online transcriptions say April 3, 1891).

From Iowa Gravestone Photo Project:

Joseph Tinker b 1844 or 1845 in Bohemia, d April 5, 1891 (Inscription "Aged 43 yrs 7m's 13 days" birth date could be Aug 18, 1845)

Married Mary (Lestina) Tinker b Aug 15 1850 in Zuikor Krij, Budejovice, Boehmen Koenigreich, Austria

Father of Mary b Jan 29 1871, Jacob A. b Aug 28 1872, Rosa b 1875, Anna E. b 1878, Frank E. Jan 14 1880, Joseph b 1882, John W. b Mar 9 1884

Note: This cemetery is in Sperry Twp. Sec 25, aka Cox Creek Catholic church cemetery.

Iowa Cemetery Records: Name: Joseph Tinker, Death Date April 3, 1891; Page 208, Birth Date 1846: Cemetery: Sacred Heart, Town: Cox Ck., Sperry. Level Info: Clay County, Iowa Grave Records.

His widow Mary Tinker filed for a Pension on July 6, 1891 in Iowa.

1900 Census: Sperry, Clayton County, Iowa; Mary Tinker, (born July 1850, age 49, widowed, 7 children born 7 still living, born Bohemia).

Mary (Lestina) Tinker (born Aug. 15, 1850), died in Dec. 8, 1935. She is buried in Cox Creek Sacred Heart Cemetery, Sperry Township, Clayton County, Iowa.


Treat, Lewis He was born Mar. 31, 1832 in Colden, New York. He was the son of Izbon Treat (June 1, 1793 - Feb. 22, 1878) and Apphia Thompson (Feb. 17. 1803 - ?). He married Fannie Pratt Barden on Sept. 12, 1855 at Colden, Erie County, New York. (Marriage record in Pension File). She was the daughter of Gilbert Barden (1789-1840) and Selima Washburn (April 30, 1801-March 6, 1839).

1860 Census: McGregor, Clayton County, Iowa: Louis Treat (age 28, laborer, born New York), Fanny Treat (age 30, born New York), Charles Treat (age 3, born Ill.), and George Treat (age 1, born Ill.)

Lewis Treat was killed while on guard duty by rebel prisoner Sept. 27, 1864, Big River Bridge, Mo. He is buried in National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, (St. Louis) MO. Section 38, grave 124.

An account of his death is found in "Hard Marches, Hard Crackers & Hard Beds" the Edward Rolfe letters, page 133:

"Sept 27, 1864) Our Regt was ordered into Line[.] soon the order came to pack up Everything and Load it on the Carrs and we Left Mineral Point at noon[.] we took up all the Bridge guards but they was so heavy loaded[,] we had to get off and push the train to get started[.] we took one Rebble prisoner and he took the Gun from the Sargent of the Guard and snapped it at him & Run but they got him & in the night on the Carrs he killd the Shergent & stabbd 3 others with his pocket knife than one of Co. B. Run his Bayonet through him 8 times and he Lived 3 hours after[.] he was a Spy and a perfect Savage. Sept 28th 1864) slept on the Carrs all night[.] In the morning the Rebble was alive and the men took him and Hung him and than they thought he was dead[.]"

Another account is found in the diary of Charles Ewringmann

On the 24th we caught a guerilla there (Shelly Cole) who was just about to burn a bridge over the railroad; he was held under guard but tried to escape by taking the rifle from the guard and then tried to shoot the sergeant, but he was recaptured and watched closely.

On the morning of the 25th the enemy showed itself at Pilot Knob. There they had besieged General Ewing with his 700 men but they had to retreat with a loss of 1,200 men, whereon the garrison left the fort and fortunately got to Centralia.

The 24th Missouri, which wanted to get to Pilot Knob, could not get through and came back on the morning of the 25th. The troops were positioned in battle lines in order to hold back the enemy until the preparations for leaving the place were complete.

Ours and 2 other companies were placed on the depot and as soon as the first rail car was ready we went back with it to the Merrimac bridge where we stayed. In the evening the other troops came too and we took a good position on a ridge, the river in front of us.

The next morning we went to DeSoto and on the 28th back to Jefferson Barracks. On the way from Mineral Point to DeSoto the guerilla had cut the throat of the sergeant that guarded him so that he immediately fell down dead, then wounded still 4 others and then looked for an escape. He was recaptured, terribly mishandled, and hanged the next morning in DeSoto; at that time he confessed to have killed 31 people in all.

An extensive account of the capture of Shelby Cole and the death of Lewis Treat was told by Dexter H. Hutchins, Company E. (here).

His widow Fanny P. Treat filed for a pension on April 18, 1865. Information from the pension record is extracted below:

  • On Aug. 24, 1866, she was aged 36 years and a resident of Polo, Ogle County, Illinois.
  • She was a widow of Lewis J. Treat, formerly in the service of the United State as a Sergeant in Company G. in the 27th Regiment of Iowa Infantry Vols.
  • Lewis J. Treat and Fanny P. Barden were married on Sept. 12, 1855 at Colden, Erie County, New York, by Charles Crocker, Minister of the Gospel. (marriage record).
  • Gilbert B. Treat was born Dec 25, 1858
  • Lewis Edward Treat was born Feb. 7, 1861 at Polo, Illinois.
  • Fanny P. Treat was born Oct. 3, 1832 at Collins Center, Erie County, New York.
  • Fanny P. Treat was dropped from the Rolls. She died April 15, 1919

1870 Census: Polo, Ogle County, Illinois: Fannie Treat, (age 37, born New York), Gilbert Treat (age 11, born Illinois) and Edward Treat (age 9, born Minnesota).

Children of Lewis J. Treat and Fannie Pratt Barden

  1. Charles Demetrius Treat (Feb. 18, 1857-1862)
  2. Gilbert Barton Treat (Dec. 25, 1858 - ?)
  3. Lewis Edward Treat (Feb. 17. 1861 - ?)

Victor, Charles He was born about 1841 in Germany.

1880 Census: Deadwood, Lawrence County, Dakota Territory: C. Victor (age 39, miner, born Prussia), wife Eliza (age 35, born Prussia), James Arnold (age 40, miner, born NY) and Geo. J. Webster (age 19, farmer, born Ill.).

1890 Veterans Census: Galena and Parry, Lawrence County, South Dakota: Charles Victor, (Private, Co. G. 27 Iowa Inf. Enlisted Aug. 1, 1862, discharged Aug. 8, 1865, Length of Service 3 years, 7 days. Current Post Office Address: Elk Creek, Lawrence County, S. D.)

1900 Census: Boulder, Lawrence County, South Dakota: Charles Victor (born Jan 1841, age 59, married 26 years, born Germany, immigrated 1860, in US 40 years, Poultry farmer), Wife Elise Victor (born May 1845, age 45 (?), married 26 years, 0 children born, 0 still living, born Germany).

1910 Census: Boulder, Lawrence County, South Dakota: Charles Victor (age 69, married 1 time for 34 years, born Germany, immigrated 1860, farmer, Chicken Ranch), wife Elise Victor (age 64, married 1 time for 34 years, born Germany).

Elisa Victor (Vieter), died Sept. 30, 1928. She is buried in the State Veterans Home Cemetery, Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota. (source: South Dakota State Historical Society).

Charles Victor died Mar. 23, 1929 at Hot Springs, South Dakota (Pension Index Record). He is buried in State Veterans Home Cemetery, Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota. (source: South Dakota State Historical Society). (He is listed as Charles Vieter on Find a Grave)


Winkler, Sidney He was born July 23, 1826 in Irvine, Estill County, Kentucky. He was the son of David Winkler (May 15, 1791 - 1840) and Sarah "Sallie" Asbell (1794 - 1840). He married Mary Fuller on Nov. 18, 1855 in Buchanan, Berrien County, Michigan. (Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995).

1860 Census: Kankakee, La Porte County, Indiana: Sidney Winkler (age 35, Farmer, born Kentucky), Mary Winkler (age 24, born Mass.), Sarah N Winkler (age 2, born Michigan), Sidney M. Winkler (age 1, born Michigan).

1870 Census, Olive, St. Joseph, Indiana John Reynolds (age 55, born Ohio), Niece Carrie Foster (age 19), Niece Anna Swena (age 17), Rose Moloy,(age 54), Sidney Winkler (age 50, widowed, farm laborer, born Kentucky), Nephew George Reynolds (age 32, farm laborer, born Kentucky).

1885 Iowa State Census: Greene, Butler County, Iowa: Stuart L. Reynolds (age 73), Sintha A. Reynolds (age 62), David W. Reynolds (age 28), Sidney Winkler (age 58, farmer, born Kentucky, widowed),

Sidney Winkler died July 10, 1887 and is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Butler County, Iowa.

Iowa Cemetery Records: Name: Sidney Winkler, Death Date: 1887, Page: 120, Birth Date: July 1825, Cemetery: Rose Hill, Town: Greene, Level Info: Gravestone Records of Butler County, Iowa.

Iowa Civil War Soldier Burial Records: Names: Sidney F. Winkler, Rank: Wagoner, Unit: IA 27 Inf. G, Birth Information: KY, Death Information: 10 Jul 1887, Cemetery: Rose Hill, Cemetery Location: Butler co., IA. Comments: enl. 11 Aug. 1862, age 37 res Ulster pmted Wagoner 01 Jan 1063, m.o. 08 Aug. 1865 Clinton IA, died 62 y. 4 m.

His widow Mary Winkler filed for a pension on Apr. 17, 1893 in Vermont. It appears to me that they may have been separated/divorced. He is listed as a widowed on both 1870 and 1885 census. I could not find her or the kids on any census record.

Mary (Fuller) Winkler (born 1837) died Apr. 20, 1916 in Troy, Renesselar County, New York. She is buried in Clarksburg, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

Children of Sidney Winkler and Mary Fuller

  1. Sarah Delilah Winkler (Jan. 22, 1858- Dec. 29, 1958)
  2. Sidney Monroe Winkler (1859 - 1890)
  3. Stuart L. Winkler (1860 - July 18, 1933)
  4. Truman Winkler (Nov. 19, 1875 - Apr. 9, 1925).

Wise, Martin Van Bruin He was born Oct. 20, 1842 in Busioras, Ohio. He was the son of John Wise (Oct. 10. 1810 - Dec. 23, 1893) and Caroline Miller (Mar. 14, 1818 - 1875). He may have married first Mary Gregory on Aug. 16, 1865 (Note family trees show he married her first and had an unnamed child - which would fit Albert S. in the census records. However, the 1910 census seems to indicate he was married 1 time) . He married Adaline Straun/Strawn on April 13, 1970 in Halls Grove, Butler County, Iowa. She was the daughter of John Strawn (May 22, 1802 - Feb. 2, 1882) and Mary Cascaddan (1809 - April 12, 1875). Martin's brother Samuel Wise also served in Company G, 27th Iowa.

1850 Census: Winfield, Lake County, Indiana: John Wise (age 39, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Caroline Wise (age 31, born Pennsylvania), Mary A. Wise (age 12, born Ohio), Susanna Wise (age 9, born Ohio), Benjamin Wise (age 7, born Ohio), Martin Wise (age 8, born Ohio), Samuel Wise (age 5, born Ohio), John Wise (age 3, born Ohio), and Sharlott Wise (age 2, born Indiana).

1860 Census, Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa: John Wise (age 49, mason, born Pennsylvania), Caroline Wise (age 41, born Pennsylvania), Susan Wise (age 20, born Ohio), Benjamin Wise (age 18, mason, born Ohio), Martin Wise, age 17, farmer, born Ohio), Samuel Wise (age 16, farmer, born Ohio), John Wise (age 15, farmer, born Ohio), Charlotte Wise (age 12, born Indiana), Caroline Wise (age 10, born Indiana) and Eliza J. Wise (age 2, born Iowa).

1870 Census: Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa: Martin Wise (age 27, farmer, born Ohio), Adaline Wise, (age 18, born Iowa), Albert L. Wise (age 4, born Iowa). (this family was indexed as Wire).

1880 Census: Rudd, Floyd County, Iowa: Martin V. Wise (age 38, works in Elevator, born Ohio), wife Adaline Wise (age 28, born Iowa), son Albert S. Wise (age 14, works on farm, born Iowa), son Albertus E. Wise (age 7, born Iowa), and daughter Lillian M. Wise (age 4, born Iowa).

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living In Iowa: 27th Iowa: Martin Wise, Rank: Private, Company G, Present Post Office Address: Rockford.

1885 Iowa State Census: Rockford, Floyd County, Iowa: Martin Wise (age 42, mason, born Ohio), Adaline Wise (age 32, born in Cedar County Iowa), Albert Wise (age 19, born Floyd County, Iowa), Elbertus Wise (age 13, born Butler County, Iowa), Lillian Wise (age 9, Butler County, Iowa), Lora Wise (age 3, born Floyd County, Iowa).

1900 Census: Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa: Martin Wise (born Oct. 1841, age 58, married 30 years, born Indiana, stone mason), wife Adeline Wise (born Oct. 1851, age 48, married 30 years, 5 children born, 4 still living, born Iowa), son Elbertus E. Wise (born Feb. 1872, age 28, born Iowa, Electrician), daughter Lora E. Wise (born Jan. 1882, age 18, born Iowa), son Glenn L. Wise (born Oct. 1893, age 6, born Iowa).

1910 Census: Mason Ward 3, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa: M. V. Wise (age 67, married 1 time for 40 years, born Ohio, mason, brick yard), wife Adaline Wise (age 57, married 1 time for 40 years, 5 children born, 2 still living, born Iowa).

1915 Iowa State Census: Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa: Martin V. Wise, age 72, married , County Cerro Gordo, Town Mason City, Occupation Retired, Extent of education: Common 8, can read and write, Birth Place: Ohio, Encumbrance on farm or home: $800. Value of farm or home: $3,000. Father's birth place: Penn. Mother's birthplace: Penn. Years in Iowa, 59.

1920 Census: Mason, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa: M. V. Wise (age 77, born Ohio), wife Adaline Wise (age 67, born Canada?) Note: All the other census records show her born in Iowa, with parents born in Canada.

1925 Iowa State Census: Mason City Ward 4, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa: Martin V. Wise (age 83, born Ohio, Father's name: John Wise, born Penn, mother's name Caroline Miller, born Penn, Parents married in Ohio). Wife Adaline Wise (age 72, born Iowa, father's name John Straun, born Canada, mother's name: Mary Cascaden, born Canada, parents married in Canada), Adopted grandson Lester W. Riley (age 16, born Iowa, adopted father's name: Joe Riley, mother's name (by adoption) Lora Wise.)

Martin Wise died June 18, 1926 at Mason City, Iowa (Pension Index Records). He is buried in Elmwood Saint Joseph Cemetery, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County Iowa.

His widow Adaline Wise filed for a pension on July 1, 1926 in Iowa.

Adaline Wise died July 21, 1936 and is buried in Elmwood Saint Joseph Cemetery, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County Iowa.

Children of Martin V. Wise and Adaline Straun:

  1. Elburtus Elward Wise, born Feb. 20, 1872
  2. Lilliam Mable Wise, born June 7, 1876 in Green, Butler County, Iowa
  3. Laura Ethel Wise, born Jan 20, 1882
  4. Glenn Leroy Wise, born Oct. 31, 1894.

Wise, Samuel He was born about 1844 in Ohio. He was the son of John Wise (Oct. 10. 1810 - Dec. 23, 1893) and Caroline Miller (Mar. 14, 1818 - 1875). His brother Martin V. Wise also served in Company G, 27th Iowa.

1850 Census: Winfield, Lake County, Indiana: John Wise (age 39, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Caroline Wise (age 31, born Pennsylvania), Mary A. Wise (age 12, born Ohio), Susanna Wise (age 9, born Ohio), Benjamin Wise (age 7, born Ohio), Martin Wise (age 8, born Ohio), Samuel Wise (age 5, born Ohio), John Wise (age 3, born Ohio), and Sharlott Wise (age 2, born Indiana).

1860 Census, Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa: John Wise (age 49, mason, born Pennsylvania), Caroline Wise (age 41, born Pennsylvania), Susan Wise (age 20, born Ohio), Benjamin Wise (age 18, mason, born Ohio), Martin Wise, age 17, farmer, born Ohio), Samuel Wise (age 16, farmer, born Ohio), John Wise (age 15, farmer, born Ohio), Charlotte Wise (age 12, born Indiana), Caroline Wise (age 10, born Indiana) and Eliza J. Wise (age 2, born Iowa).

Samuel Wise died from smallpox on Jan. 8, 1862 (sic), Hospital, Memphis, Tenn. Buried in Mississippi River National Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn, AKA Memphis National Cemetery. (Note date of death was on the roster. I suspect it should be 1863).

His father John Wise, filed for a pension on Sept. 6, 1890 in Iowa.


Wood, Charles William. He was born about 1836 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. He married Rhoda Maria Morgan on Nov. 10, 1886 in Bremer County, Iowa. He was age 48. His father's name was Eli Wood. His mother's name was Elizabeth Boland. Rhoda Maria Morgan was age 49. Her father's name was Eliakim Morgan. Her mother's name was Almira Tailor (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934) I noted a discrepancy. The record on familysearch.org clearly says they married Nov. 10, 1886. Yet, they are on the 1880 Census. I think someone may have misread the marriage date..

1880 Census: Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Charles Wood (age 39, laborer, born Pennsylvania), wife Rhoda M. Wood (age 43, washerwoman, born NY) and mother in law Almira Morgan (age 70, widowed, born NY).

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living In Iowa: 27th Iowa: Charles Wood, Rank: Private, Company G, Present Post Office Address: Bradford

1885 Iowa State Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Charles W. Wood, Township 94, Range 14, Section 7, NE NE, age 49, farmer, born Penn.), Rosa Wood (age 47, born NY).

Charles Wood died March 8, 1887 and is buried in Harlington Cemetery, Waverly, Bremer County, Iowa.

Iowa Cemetery Records: Name: Charles W. Wood, Death Date: Mar. 8, 1887, Page 508, Birth date: 1841, Cemetery: Harlington: Town: Waverly, Washington: Level Info: Bremer County Burial Records Vol. 1-4.

Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans: Charles W. Wood, Co. G, Reg 27, Iowa Inf. Cemetery: (blank), City or Town, Waverly, County and State: Bremer, Iowa. Date of Death: March 8, 1887.

His widow Rhoda M. Wood filed for a Pension in March 1887.


Wood, George He was born April 13, 1833 in West Topsham, Vermont. He married Sarah J. Bliss on July 25, 1854 in Nashua, New Hampshire. (New Hampshire, Marriages 1720-1920) New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637 - 1947 on Familysearch.org shows this: Groom: George Wood, Jr.; Residence of Groom: Piermont, NH, Age of Groom: 21, Birthplace of Groom: West Topsham, VT, Intention filed: Piermont; Date of Marriage: July 25, 1854. Bride: Sarah J. Bliss; Residence of Bride: Chelsea, VT; Age of Bride: 21; Birthplace of Bride: Chelsea, VT. She was the daughter of Israel Bliss (b. July 10, 1797) and Philena Allen (born Feb. 13, 1809).

1850 Census, Piermont, Grafton County, New Hampshire: George Wood (age 55, born NY), George Jr. (age 17, born VT), Lucretia Wood (age 55, born VT)

1860 Census: Floyd, Floyd County, Iowa: George Wood (age 27, laborer, born Vermont), Sarah J. Wood (age 28, born Vermont), George F. Wood (age 5, born New Hampshire), Mary E. Wood (age 3, born New Hampshire) and John Craft (age 24, mason, born England).

1870 Census: Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa: George Wood, age 37, farm laborer, born Vermont), Sarah Wood (age 39, born Vermont), George Wood (age 15, born New Hampshire), Mary Wood (age 13, born New Hampshire), Charles Wood (age 9, born Iowa)

1880 Census: Piermont, Grafton, New Hampshire: George Wood, (age 85, farmer, born NH), wife Ruth Wood (age 76, born VT), son George Wood (age 47, laborer, born VT). This is the ONLY George Wood I found that was born 1833 in Vermont. - Plus this matches the information from the marriage record.

1880 Census: Washington, Buchanan County, Iowa, Hospital for the Insane: Sarah J. Wood, (age 49, married, born Vermont, Insane). Note this is the only Sarah J. Wood I found that seems to fit and may explain why George Wood was in New Hampshire. I could not find the children.

1910 Census, Sioux Ward 3, Woodbury County, Iowa: Geo. F. Wood (age 54, married 2 times, currently for 2 years, born New Hampshire, Minister of the Gospel), wife Julia L. (age 37, married 2 times, currently for 2 years, 3 children born, 3 still living, born Germany), daughter Wilma M. Lueders (age 7, born New York), daughter Alberta A. Lueders (age 6, born Nebraska), George L. Wood Jr., (age 1 and 1/12, born Iowa), father George Wood (age 77, widowed, born Vermont)

1915 Iowa State Census, Elgin, Plymouth County, Iowa: Geo. Wood, age 81, widowed, County Plymouth, P. O. Seney, Town Elgin. Extent of Education Grammar 8, can read and write. Birth place Vermont, Church Affiliation: Methodist. Father's Birthplace: Lynne NH. Mother's Birthplace unknown. Deaf. Years in Iowa: 36 (Note his son George F. Wood also lived in Seney, Plymouth County, Iowa in 1915.

George Wood died Dec. 10, 1916 at Seney, (Plymouth County), Iowa (Pension Index Record).

I received some information from Linda Linn that there is a death record for George Wood in Clay County. At first I could not figure out why there would be a death record in Clay County. But further research shows that his son George F. Wood was in Clay County in 1920. There is a possibility that they moved to Clay County shortly before George Wood died and perhaps his place of death on the Pension Index Record was based on where he had been recently. There are too many things that fit, for this not to be his death record:

Clay County, Iowa, Transcript of Deaths, Vol 2A July 1906 - June 1921
Name: George Wood
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Widowed
Age: 83y, 7m, 27d
Birth Date: 13 Apr 1833
Birth Place: VT.
Death Date: 18 Dec 1916
Death Place: Dickens
Burial Date: 19 Dec 1916
Father: George Wood Sr.
Birthplace of father: New Hampshire Maiden name of Mother: Unknown
Informer: George F. Wood

Year of birth, place of birth, date of death, birthplace of father, Informer's name all match things that I know about him.

Although the date of death is slightly different from what was reported on the Pension Index Record, I could also interpret that as someone making an error in transcription. (I actually computed 83y, 7m, 27d from April 13, 1833 and came up with Dec. 10, 1916 (same as the pension records). So it is possible that someone misinterpreted a 0 for an 8. I feel certain that this is him. I feel that it is possible that he is buried in Clay County rather than Plymouth County.

Children of George Wood and Sarah J. Bliss:

  1. George Frank Wood, b. 28 Apr 1855, Nashua, New Hampshire
  2. Mary E. Wood, b. 5 Dec 1856, Manchester, New Hampshire
  3. Charles Wesley Wood, b. 2 Jun 1861, Charles City, Iowa

Wright, Charles F. He was born about 1845 in Illinois. He was the son of Jesse Wright and Elizabeth Remick/Rennick. (See marriage and death records for Philander S. Wright below) He married Emma J. Skelton on Sept. 22, 1876 in Union County, Iowa (Union County, Iowa Marriage Records). His brother Philander S. Wright also served in Company G, 27th Iowa.

1860 Census, Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa: Jesse Wright (age 38, farmer, born Maine), Elizabeth Wright (age 32, born Maine), Charles F. Wright (age 15, farmer, born Illinois), Philander Wright (age 13, born Illinois), George W. Wright (age 10, born Illinois), Ada Wright (age 6, born Illinois), Abby M. Wright (age 2, born Iowa), Jesse Wright Jr. (age 6/12, born Iowa) and David Wright (age 63, born Maine).

1870 Census, Trail Creek, Harrison County, Missouri: Almerond Randal (age 48, farmer, born NY), Mary A. Randal (age 42, born Maine), John Randall (age 19, born Wisconsin), Polly Ann Randall (age 13, born Iowa), Jesse Randall (age 14, born Minnesota), Hiram Randall (age 11, born Iowa), Melvin A. Randal (age 7, born Ill.), Laura Randall (age 5, born Ill), Ulysses G. Randall (age 1, born Ill), David Wright (age 70, retired farmer, born Maine) and Charles F. Wright (age 25, born Ill).

1880 Census, Brooks, Adams County, Iowa: Charles F. Wright (age 35, carpenter & Joiner, born Illinois), wife Emma Wright (age 20, born NY), son Willie Wright (age 2, born Iowa), boarder Dixon Dallas (age 36, works in lumbar yard, born Indiana), boarder Philander Wright (age 29, Saloon keeper, born Illinois).

1885 Iowa State Census: Douglas, Union County, Iowa: Charley F. Wright (Township 72, Range 31, Section 18, Cromwell, age 40, carpenter, born Ill.), Emma J. Wright (age 24, born NY), William S. Wright (age 7, born Adams County, Iowa), Dalbert O, Wright (age 4, born Union County, Iowa) and Jesse H. Wright (age 1, born Taylor County, Iowa)

1910 Census: Spring Valley, Monona County, Iowa: Charly F. Wright (age 65, widowed, born Illinois, Carpenter, house).

1915 Iowa State Census, Onawa, Monona County, Iowa: Charles S. Wright, (age 69, widowed, County Monona, Town Moorhead, occupation: Carpenter, months in 1914 unemployed: 12, Extent of Education Common 8, can read and write, Birthplace: Illinois. Father's Birthplace: Maine, Mother's birthplace: Maine, Years in Iowa: 62.

1920 Census: Spring Valley, Monona County, Iowa: Charley F. Wright (age 74, widowed, born Illinois, carpenter), son Jesse H. Wright (age 37, born Iowa, Rancher).

Charles Wright died Sept. 12, 1921 at Moorhead, Monona County, Iowa. (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Spring Valley Cemetery, Moorhead, Monona County, Iowa.


Wright, John He was born April, 1837 in England. He is probably the son of Francis and Sarah Wright. Sarah Wright, age 72, died Dec. 5, 1869 and is buried in Twin Pines Cemetery (aka Dick Cemetery), Howard Township, Cass County, Michigan. Notes say Sarah with Francis. Mary Wright is buried in the same cemetery. I suspect she was a second wife. John Wright married Caroline Schwartz on Mar. 3, 1862 in Buchanan County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934)

1860 Census: Niles, Floyd County, Iowa (post office St. Charles): Frances Wright (age 49, farmer, born England), Sarah Wright (age 55, born England), John Wright (age 24, born England), and Mary Ann Wright (age 11, born England). Based on the fact that John Wright enlisted from St. Charles, Iowa, and Francis Wright living in close proximity to him in 1870, I believe this is the correct family.

1870 Census: Howard, Cass County, Michigan: John Wright (age 33, Farm laborer, born England), Caroline Wright (age 24, born Michigan), Ella J. Wright (age 5, born Michigan), Rosa B. Wright (age 2, born Michigan). Note: There was a Francis Wright (male, age 62, born England) and Mary Wright (age 46, born Delaware) living two families over from John Wright.

1880 Census; Oregon, Starke County, Indiana: John Wright (age 45, farmer, born England), wife Caroline Wright (age 33, born Michigan), daughter Ella J. Wright (age 14, born Michigan), daughter Rosa B. Wright (age 11, born Michigan), son John F. Wright (age 9, born Michigan), daughter Carrie M. Wright (age 6, born Indiana) and son Edward R. Wright (age 4, born Indiana).

1890 Veterans Census, Howard, Cass County, Michigan: John Wright, Private Co. G. 27th Iowa Inf. Enlisted Aug. 13, 1862, discharged Aug. 8, 1865, Length of Service: 3 years. Post Office Address: Niles, Michigan. Disability Incurred: Shot right leg.

United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894, extracted from 1894 Michigan State Census: Cass County: Howard Township. - Hagerty Hampton, Dennis Hill, Charles L. Purcell, Frank H. Rice, William H. Lamberton, Henry E. Connor, John Marx, John Wright, George D. Schell, Nelson K. Allen, Loren A. Allen, Daniel Elsworth, George 0. Bates, William Gager, Roger Burns.

1900 Census, Howard, Cass County, Michigan: John Wright (born Apr. 1837, age 66, married 35 years, born England, immigrated 1850, in US 50 years, naturalized, farmer), Wife Caroline Wright, (born Sept. 1845, age 54, married 35 years, 5 children born, 5 still living, born Michigan), daughter Rosa B. Sherrill (born Nov. 1868, divorced, 4 children born, 4 still living, born Michigan), grandson Charlie H. Sherrill (born Sept. 1892, age 8, born Kansas), grandson Louis E. Sherrill (born June 1893, age 6, born Michigan).

1910 Census: Ontwa, Cass County, Michigan: John Wright (age 73, married 1 time for 45 years, born England, Own Income), wife Catherine Wright (age 64, married 45 years, 5 children born, 5 still living, born Michigan).

Caroline Wright died in Sept. 7, 1919 and is buried in Edwardsburg Cemetery, Row 26, Edwardsburg, Cass County, Michigan.

1920 Census: Edwardsburg, Cass County, Michigan: John Wright (age 83, widowed, immigrated 1852, naturalized, born England, no occupation), son Edward Wright (age 44, single, born Indiana).

John Wright died Feb. 12, 1927 in Edwardsburg, Mich (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Pleasant Lake Cemetery, Sec. 5, Edwardsburg, Ontwa, Cass County Michigan, Row 26. (Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War), Find a Grave site says he is buried at Edwardsburg Cemetery Row 26., Edwardsburg, Cass County, Michigan. Cass County USGENWEB site also says Edwardsburg Cemetery and notes say Co. G 27th Iowa Inf.


Wright, Philander S.. He was born Feb 6, 1847 in Illinois, He was the son of Jesse Wright and Elizabeth Remick/Rennick. He married Emma Viola Hunt on Sept. 1, 1903 in Creston, Union County, Iowa. Marriage record showed that he was age 56. Father's name: Jesse Wright. Mother's name Elizabeth Rennick. Spouse's name: Emma V. Hunt Swisher, age 28. Father's name: Abraham Hunt. Mother's name: Margaret Henry. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). He lost his eyesight due to injuries in the Civil War. His brother Charles F. Wright also served in Company G, 27th Iowa.

1860 Census, Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa: Jesse Wright (age 38, farmer, born Maine), Elizabeth Wright (age 32, born Maine), Charles F. Wright (age 15, farmer, born Illinois), Philander Wright (age 13, born Illinois), George W. Wright (age 10, born Illinois), Ada Wright (age 6, born Illinois), Abby M. Wright (age 2, born Iowa), Jesse Wright Jr. (age 6/12, born Iowa) and David Wright (age 63, born Maine).

1880 Census, Brooks, Adams County, Iowa: Charles F. Wright (age 35, carpenter & Joiner, born Illinois), wife Emma Wright (age 20, born NY), son Willie Wright (age 2, born Iowa), boarder Dixon Dallas (age 36, works in lumbar yard, born Indiana), boarder Philander Wright (age 29, Saloon keeper, born Illinois)

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa: Philander P. Wright, Private, Company G, Present Post Office Address: Cromwell. (Union County).

1900 Census: Douglas, Union County, Iowa: Emory A. Smythe (born Sept. 1840, age 59, married 33 years, born Ohio), wife Caroline Smythe (born May 1847, age 53, married 33 years, 5 children born, 3 still living, born Ohio), Fannie A. Smythe (born Nov. 1884, age 14, born Ohio), and Boarder Filander S. Wright (born Feb. 1847, age 53, single, born Illinois, mother and father born Maine).

Philander S. Wright died Mar. 1, 1908 at Creston, Union County, Iowa. He is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Section C, Lot 212, Grave 7, Creston, Union County, Iowa.

Union County Death Records: Name Philander S. Wright, Date of Birth; Feb. 6, 1847, age 61 years, 25 days, Date of Death: Mar. 1, 1908, Place of Death: Creston, IA, Place of Burial: Graceland Cem. Notes: Fa. born Ill, Mo: Elizabeth Remick.

His widow Emma D. Brotherton filed for a pension on May 28, 1925.


Young, Ami He was born Feb. 18, 1848 in Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois. He was the son of Abraham D. Young (April 23, 1812 - June 9, 1883) and Eliza Grover (Feb. 23, 1816 - Dec. 20, 1849). He married Adelia F. Barker on April 5, 1868 in Butler County, Iowa. His name was listed as Ammis S. Young. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). She was the daughter of Samuel Barker (Dec. 25, 1822 - Apr. 26, 1911) and Betsy Elliott (Feb. 14, 1820 - May 26, 1894.).

Ammi and Adelia (Barker) YoungAmi S. Young and Adelia F. (Barker) Young. Image found here.

1850 Census: Benton, Boone County, Iowa: Abram Young (age 36, farmer, born Maine), Hannah Young (age 23, born Germany), Emily Young (age 17, born Maine), Augusta Young (age 15, born Maine), Edwin Young (age 13, born Maine), Lucy Young (age 10, born Maine), Matilda Young (age 8, born Maine), Edward Young (age 7, born Maine), Ammi Young (age 5, born Illinois), Mary Young (age 3, born Illinois), Hannah Young (age 1, born Illinois).

1860 Census: Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa: Abraham D. Young (age 43, farmer, born Maine), Hannah Young (age 35, born Germany), Ami Young (age 15, born Illinois), Mary C. Young (age 13, born Illinois), Hannah Young (age 10, born Illinois), Abraham Young Jr. (age 8, born Illinois), Capens Young (age 6, born Illinois), Fremont Young (age 3, born Iowa), Lydia Young (age 1, born Iowa), (Note Ami's name was indexed as Annie and was listed as female on the census record. However, I am sure this is him).

1870 Census: Fremont, Butler County, Iowa: Ammi Young (age 24, farmer, born Illinois), Adelia F. Young (age 18, born Illinois), Emma A. Young (6 days, born Iowa. Census dated July 9, 1870) His name was indexed as Amm L. Young.

1880 Census: Fremont, Butler, County, Iowa: Ami Young (age 34, farmer, born Ill.), wife Adelia F. Young, (age 27, born Ill), daughter Emma A. Young (age 10, born Iowa), and son Melvin Young, (age 8, born Iowa).

1900 Census: Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Ami S. Young (born Feb. 1846, age 54, married 32 years, born Illinois, farmer), wife Delia H. Young (born June 1852, age 47, married 32 years, 4 children born, 3 still living, born Illinois), son Clarence E. Young (born Oct, 1886, age 15, born South Dakota).

1910 Census: Bradford County, Chickasaw County, Iowa: Young, Ammi (age 64, married 42 years, born Illinois, Own Income), wife Adelia Young (age 57, married 42 years, 4 children born, 3 still living, born Illinois.)

The Nashua Reporter
Nashua, Iowa
April 20, 1911

Mr. and Mrs. Ami Young, who were called to Anacortes, Wash., six or seven weeks ago by the sickness of their son, who was suffering from diabetes, returned home Monday evening. The Pacific slope climate didn't agree with Mr. Young and he was sick a great deal of the time while there, so as their son was up and around Mr. and Mrs. Young decided to return home. He was quite poorly when they arrived, but after thoroughly resting at home for several days we hope to see him like himself once more.

Ami S. Young died April 25, 1911. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Lot 1, bk. 34. Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa.

Obituary

Ami S. Young

Ami S. Young was born in Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois, in 1846 and departed this life April 25, 1911, at the age of 65 years. When eight years of age he with his parents moved to Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa, where he grew to manhood. Just before the war they moved to Butler County, where he enlisted in Company G, 27th Iowa infantry, and served three years. In 1868 he married Miss Adelia Barker, who survives him. Four children were born to this union, three of whom are still living, one of them having died in infancy. They are Mrs. James Cleveland, of Webster South Dakota, Melvin Young, of Anacortes, Washington, and Clarence Young, who resides at home. Early in life Mr. Young accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Baptist Church, in which he made his church home until death.

The funeral was held from Nashua Baptist Church at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon, April 28, conducted by Otis L. Spurgeon, the pastor, and the burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Both the G. A. R. And W. R. C. were in attendance at the funeral and the G. A. R.'s had charge of the burial services at the Cemetery.

The Nashua Reporter, Nashua, Iowa, Thursday, May 4, 1911

Note, this is the father-in-law of Ami S. Young, who died one day after he did. The obituaries were in the same paper, so I decided to include it.

Samuel Barker

Samuel Barker was born December 25, 1822 at Rumford, Maine, and departed this life April 26, 1911, thus reaching the ripe old age of 88 years, four months and one day. His early life was spent in Maine and he was united in marriage to Miss Betsy Elliott on November 22, 1849, at Shellburn, New Hampshire. He came to Illinois where he resided for a time, then to Delaware County, Iowa where they resided six years and from there to Butler County being one of the pioneer settlers.

Mr. Barker was one of those quiet, modest, yet kindhearted men, respected by all his fellowmen, and was a kind and thoughtful husband and father. He was converted 1866 and united with the Plainfield Baptist Church, being made a deacon. For some years he had been unable, by reason of infirmities and advanced age, to attend church services but has never lost interest in the cause of Christ and the church, ever willing to contribute to the best interest of the community and the world. His Bible was a source of comfort as he was often perusing its sacred pages. He spent his last days with his youngest daughter, Mrs. Anna Magoon, at Plainfield. His wife proceeded into the other shore 17 years ago.

There are left to mourn their loss the following children: Mrs. Adelia Young and Wallace Barker, of Nashua, Iowa; Mrs. N. H. Daily, Shell Rock, Iowa and Mrs. S. L. Magoon, of Plainfield, Iowa. Charles B, the firstborn, died in infancy. There are also five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The funeral services were held Saturday, April 29 at the Baptist Church, conducted by Reverend J. J. Hulme assisted by Reverend Johnson and burial was in Willow Lawn Cemetery.

The Nashua Reporter, Nashua, Iowa, Thursday, May 4, 1911

The Nashua Reporter
Nashua, Iowa
April 27, 1911

Mrs. Ami Young Double Bereaved.

Mrs. Ami Young of Greenwood, is bowed down under a double bereavement, her husband having passed away Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 and her father Samuel Barker of Plainfield, passing away yesterday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Magoon.

Mr. Young had been in quite poor heath for some time and he and his wife had returned home just a week ago fro Anacortes, Wash., where he had been to see his son, Melvin. He was quite sick on his arrival here and continued to decline until the end Tuesday afternoon. He was about 65 years of age and besides the wife is survived by three children, Mrs. Jas. Cleveland, of Webster, S.Dak., Clarence of Charles City, and Melvin, of Anacortes, Wash. Clarence is here and Mrs. Cleveland was expected to arrive last night. Melvin is very sick with diabetes and will not be able to come.

The funeral will be held from the home Friday at 1:30 p.m. conducted by Rev. Spurgeon of the Baptist Church.

Mr. Barker, Mrs. Young's father who passed away yesterday morning, was about 88 years of age and had also been sick for some time. The arrangements for his funeral have not yet been made but it will probably be held sometime Saturday.

Mrs. Young has the sincerest sympathy of her many friends in this hour of her double bereavement.

His widow Adelia F. Young filed for a pension on May 15, 1911.

Adelia F. Young (born June, 1852), died May 25, 1931 at the home of her sister Mrs. Ed. Magoon, in Plainfield, Bremer County, Iowa. She is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa.


Young, Temple Emery He was born July 6, 1840 in Guilford, Piscataquis, Maine. He was the son of Jonathan W. Young (Oct. 12, 1805 - ?) and Mercy Robinson (1806 - Aug. 23, 1863). He married Juliette Connell on Feb. 3, 1861 in Floyd County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Thorn Connell (1807 - Jan. 2, 1884) and Harriet Emily Moser (1813 - ?)

1850 Census, Benton, Boon County, Illinois: Jonathan M. Young, age 45, born Maine), Charles H. Young (age 23, born Maine), Oliver Young (age 13, born Maine) Temple Young (age 11, born Maine), Mercy Young (age 50, born Maine), Eunice Young (age 21, born Iowa).

1856 Iowa State Census: St. Charles, Floyd County, Iowa: Jonathan Young (age 50, farmer, born ME), Mercy Young (age 54, born ME), Alby C. Young (age 19, farmer, born ME), and Temple E. Young (age 16, farmer, born ME)

1860 Census: Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa: Washington Young (age 25, farmer, born Maine), Susan A. Young (age 23, born Maine), Madena Young (age 2, born Iowa), George E. Young (age 9/12, born Iowa) ,Jonathan Young (age 52, farmer, born Maine), Mercy Young (age 54, born Maine), Temple Young, (age 20, farmer, born Maine), Alvia C. Young (age 24, farmer, born Maine and Walter Robinson (age 13, born Ill.

1870 Census: Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa: Temple Young (age 30, farmer, born Maine), Juliette Young (age 28, born Mich), Lorenzo T. Young (age 8, born Iowa), Willis G. Young (age 4, born Iowa), Gena J. Young (age 3, born Iowa) and John G. Connell (age 24, born Mich).

1880 Census: Riverton, Floyd County, Iowa: Temple Young (age 40, farmer, born Maine), wife Juliette Young (age 39, born Mich.), son Lorenzo Young (age 18, born Iowa), son Willis Young (age 15, born Iowa), daughter Zena Young (age 13, born Iowa), daughter Elsie Young (age 9, born Iowa) and son George Young (age 7, born Iowa).. Note: George Young was listed separately at the bottom of the page with the note that he was the son of Temple Young.

1885 Iowa State Census, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa: Temple E. Young (age 45, farmer, born Maine), Julietta Young (age 44, born Michigan), Lorenzo Young (age 22, born Floyd County, Iowa), *Willis Young (age 19, born Floyd County, Iowa), Zena Young (age 17, born Floyd County, Iowa), Alse Young (age 14, born Floyd County, Iowa) and George Young (age 12, born Floyd County, Iowa). *This name was just a scribble on the census. If I had not known his name was Willis, I would never have been able to determine the name from this census record.

1900 Census: Quincy, Adams County, Iowa: Temple Young (born Jan. 1840, age 60, married 39 years, born Maine), wife Juliette Temple (born Feb. 1841, age 59, married 39 years, 6 children born, 4 still living, born Mich.), daughter Ethel Young (born May 1887 (age 13, born Iowa), and grandson Ray Bailey (born July 1895, age 4, born Iowa). (Note Elise Bailey, daughter of Temple and Juliette Bailey died Feb. 25, 1898 from Consumption).

1910 Census: Creston Ward 5, Union County, Iowa: Temple E. Young (age 70, married 1 time for 49 years, born Maine, own income), wife Juliette Young (age 69, married 1 time for 49 years, 6 children born, 4 still living, born Mich), and daughter Ethelyn Young (age 21, born Iowa.

Temple E. Young died July 11, 1914. He is buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Block 5, Lot 11, Quincy Township, Adams County, Iowa.

T. E. Young of Creston, died at his home in that city Saturday from cancer of which he had been suffering for several years. The body was brought to Corning Sunday and buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery beside his daughter, Mrs. Charlie Bailey, and son George F. Young. He leaves a wife and four grown children. Temple Emery Young was born July 6, 1840 in Gilford, Maine, and was age 74 years and 6 days. He was a veteran, having served in the 27th Iowa infantry. The family were for many years residents of Adams County and also lived in Corning, leaving here about 11 years ago to reside in Creston.

Adams County Free Press, July 18, 1914

Note: the Union County USGENWEB site has a listing of veterans buried in Union County. The list shows T. E. Young, Co. G. 27th Iowa Inf. buried in Corning Cemetery, Union County, Iowa. Find a Grave has the cemetery listed as "Walnut Grove, Corning, Adams County, Iowa" Union and Adams county are neighbors, so more than likely it is the same cemetery.)

His widow Juliette Young filed for a pension on July 16, 1914.