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Notes for the men of Company I, 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.


Babcock, Solomon He was born about 1831 in New York. He married possibly Pamelia A. Smith. SLVGS News (Saint Lawrence Valley Genealogical Society [Colton, New York]: "Marriage of Solomon Babcock and Pamelia A. Smith." Vol. 18, No. 4 (Winter 2001): 14-15. (Note I have included this, in case it is the correct Solomon and Pamelia Babcock.)

On the 1850 census, I only found one Solomon Babcock that was the right age and born in New York. He was aged 20 and lived in Oswegatchie, Saint Lawrence County, New York. That seems to fit with the marriage record listed above. He was listed with a Charles N. Galaway family as a laborer.

1860 Census: Union Prairie, Allamakee County, Iowa: Salmon Babcock (age 29, farmer, born New York), Pamelia Babcock (age 29, born New York) and Anne E. Babcock (age 8, born New York.).

1870 Census: DeKalb, St. Lawrence County, New York: Solomon Babcock (age 49, farmer laborer, born New York), Amelia Babcock (age 49, born New York).

1880 Census: Hermon, Saint Lawrence County, New York: Solomon Babcock (age 49, born New York), wife Pamelia Babcock (age 59, born New York),

Solomon Babcock died Aug. 7, 1887 and is buried in Union (Risley) Cemetery, DeKalb, St. Lawrence County, New York

His widow Pamelia A. Babcock filed for a pension on Jan. 6, 1890 in New York.


Barlow, John W. He was born Jan. 9, 1835 in Massachusetts. He was probably the son of Ebenezer and Jane Barlow. He married Susan Beall on Dec. 7, 1871 in Waukon, Allamakee County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934).

1850 Census: Greenwood, McHenry County, Illinois: E. Barlow (age 63, farmer, born Mass), Jane Barlow (age 53, born Mass), John Barlow (age 15, born Mass) and Nancy Barlow (age 16, born Mass.

1856 Iowa State Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Ebenezer Barlow (age 69, born Mass), Jane Barlow (age 60, born Mass), Nancy Barlow (age 22, born Mass) and John Barlow (age 21, born Mass). The family had been in Iowa for 6 years.

1860 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Ebenezer Barlow (age 74, farmer, born Mass), Jane Barlow (age 26, born Mass). and John Barlow (age 26, born Mass.)

Ebenezer Barlow (born 1787), died Dec. 13, 1865. He is buried in Rossville Cemetery, Allamakee County, Iowa.

1870 Census: Jefferson County, Iowa: John Barlow (age 34, born Mass, farmer), Jane Barlow (age 75, born Mass), Peter Rush (age 72, born Pa) and Nancy Rush (age 36, born Mass). (note based on the 1850 census, this would appear to be John's mother and married sister living with him. Iowa County Marriage records shows that Nancy Barlow married Peter Rusli on Jan. 27, 1859. She was aged 25. He was aged 59.)

1880 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: John W. Barlow (age 45, farmer, born Mass.), wife Susan Barlow (age 43, born Virginia), daughter Jane P. Barlow (age 5, born Iowa) and son Francis H. Barlow (age 2, born Iowa). (Note, they were indexed as Baslon)

GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC (pg 376-377)

On the 30th day of May, 1883, after Memorial Day exercises, a meeting of veterans from all over the county was held in Waukon, preliminary to the organization of a Grand Army Post. G. M. Dean was chairman of the meeting, and T. C. Medary secretary. On motion of D. W. Reed, F. H. Robbins was appointed a committee to arrange for a mustering officer, and the time of assembling.

On the 23d of June following, the veterans of Allamakee county to the number of eighty-nine, assembled at Barnard Hall in Waukon, and Comrade Herman Karberg of Hyde Clark Post, Dubuque, proceeded to muster in the following named charter members, under special order No. 199, from department headquarters of Iowa: Geo. W. Sherman, John Toole, E. B. Raymond, D. W. Reed, John W. Pratt, Wm. T. Stull, T. W. David, Geo. D. Greenleaf, Thos. B. Wiley, Isaac Mickey, David Hawthorne, John Dowling, Thomas Dowling, John Sines, Robert Boyce, T. J. Hawthorne, Frank Klees, Julius Nelson, Geo. O. Potter, John Griffin, Wm. Niblock, Wm. J. Miller, James B. Rudd, D. W. Douglass, John H. Hale, Geo. Robertson, Leroy Butts, E. W. Pratt, Peter Griffin, John F. Pitt, Martin Hoffman, O. A. Ross, S. L. Rush, Daniel Ryan, T. J. Hancock, Wm. Raymond, John D. Nesmeier, Henry Allpress, L. Ferris, Jas. A. Langford, John Hartley, A. R. Prescott, John T. Robinson, E. A. Swan, C. T. Granger, Heber, Robinson, F. H. Robbins, T. C. Medary, Geo. M. Dear, Jas. M. Barr, A. B. Conner, Cornelius Ward, Henry P. Lane, Isaac Woodmansee, E. B. Bascom, M. G. Wood, Oscar Collins, John A. Decker, John Crawford, Wm. H. Crouch, M. F. Sanner, Frank Van Amberg, Robert Smith, Henry Graham, C. B. Jordon, James McClintock, James Ruth, L. W. Irwin, Hans Simonson, Geo. Schroda, A. M. May, John A. Rupp, J. J. Jennewine, Nick Betzinger, Wm. H. Graham, Archibald McClintock, B. G. Stanley, James Briar, Geo. W. Miller, Alonzo Thornton, Levi N. Green, P. I. Pierce, C. A. Robey, Geo. P. Bellows, John W. Barlow, A. F. Loomis, John Pixler, Hugh McCabe, Robert Wampler.

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Living In Iowa (27th Iowa). J. W. Barlow, Private, Co. I, Present Post Office Address: Rossville.

1885 Iowa State Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: John W. Barlow (Township 94, Range 5, Section 24, NW SE, age 49, farmer, born Mass.), Susan Barlow (age 47, born VA), Phoebe J. Barlow (age 9, born Allamakee County, Iowa), James M. Barlow (age 6, born Allamakee County, Iowa) and John R. Hoard (age 28, laborer, born W. VA).

1900 Census, Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: John W. Barlow (born Jan. 1835, age 65, married 28 years, born Massachusetts, farmer), wife Susannah Barlow (born Feb. 1835, age 62, married 28 years, 4 children born 2 still living, born Virginia), daughter Phoebe J. Barlow (born Mar. 1875, age 25, born Iowa), and son James M. Barlow (born Sept. 1878, age 21, born Iowa).

Rossville Cemetery records has this information: Susan (Beall) Barlow, born Feb. 12, 1838, died June 22, 1905.

1910 Census, Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: James M. Barlow (age 31, married 1 time for 1 year, farmer), wife Fannie A. C. Barlow (age 24, married 1 time for 1 years, 1 child born, 1 still living, born Iowa), daughter Lillian B. Barlow (age 2/12, born Iowa) and father John W. Barlow (age 75, widowed, born Massachusetts).

John W. Barlow died Dec. 28, 1914, and is buried in Rossville Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Allamakee County, Iowa.

1925 Iowa State Census, Paint Creek, Allamakee County, Iowa: James M. Barlow, age 46, born Iowa. Father's name: John W. Barlow, born Massachusetts. Mother's Name: Susan Beals, born Virginia. Parents married in Iowa.


Barrs, Francis S. He was born about 1839 in Illinois.

1880 Census: Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota: Frank S. Barrs (age 38, barber, born Illinois), wife Sarah N. Barrs (age 36, born New York ), Sister-in-Law Nellie Ormes (age 28, boarder, born New York), nephew Chas. C. Ormes (age 7, born Iowa).

Francis S. Barrs died Dec. 5, 1885 and is buried in Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery, Minneapolis MN. Lot 63, Block M., Drummer Francis S Barrs, Company I 27th Iowa Infantry

Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldier Memorial Cemetery (formerly known as Layman's), is the oldest existing cemetery in Minneapolis. Since the first burial in 1853 the cemetery has been the final resting place of those who helped shape the history of early Minneapolis. Approximately 200 military veterans who fought in wars ranging from the War of 1812 to World War I are buried in the cemetery.

Date of Death: Dec. 5, 1885
Cause of Death: softening of brain
Age: 46 yrs
Place of Death: 2455 23rd Ave So
Burial Date: Dec. 8, 1885
Lot: 63
Block: M
Grave: 3F-S 2R
Birthplace: U.S.

His widow filed for a pension on Oct. 15, 1903. Unfortunately I could not read her name.


Battle, Martin He was born about 1837 in Ireland. He was probably the son of Patrick and Mary Battle.

1856 Iowa State Census: Waterville, Allamakee County, Iowa: Patrick Battle (age 43, farmer, born Ireland), Mary Battle (age 40, born Ireland), Martin Battle (age 20, born Ireland) and Thomas Battle (age 8, born Ireland.) The family had been in the state of Iowa for 4 years.

1860 Census: Paint Creek, Allamakee County, Iowa: Patrick Battles (age 50, farmer, born Ireland), Mary Battles (age 50, born Ireland), Martin Battles (age 24, farmer, born Ireland), and John Fry (age 14, born New York).

1870 Census: Paint Creek, Allamakee County, Iowa: Thomas Burns (age 63, farmer, born Ireland), Mary Burns (age 45, born Ireland), Patrick Burns (age 25, born Ireland) and Martin Battle (age 32, farmer laborer, born Ireland).

1890 Veterans Census, Terry, Custer County, Montana Michael M. Coleman (Private, Co. B, 27th Iowa Inf. Enlisted Sept. 15, 1862, discharged May 8, 1865, length of service: 2 years, 7 months, 19 days.) I searched for Michael Coleman because of the Alias on the Pension Index Record. This seems a little odd to me because it says Co. B (instead of Co. I) and the discharge date is differnt from the date on the roster. But the census record clearly says 27th Iowa. There is no other Michael Coleman in the 27th. So I will leave this here for now until I can sort it out.

Pension records: Martin Battle (alias) Michael Coleman filed for a pension on Aug. 1, 1911 in North Dakota.


Beall, Calvin H. He was born about 1842 in Pennsylvania. He is probably the son of George Beall and Catherine Jenkins (1823 - Dec. 31, 1855). CATHERINE JENKINS m George BEALS, 12 Dec 1839, Monongalia Co, VA; Catherine's parent or guardian was Osburn JENKINS. (Monorigalia Co is now WV) Even though the pension record says "his mother Ann" filed for a pension, according to the census records Ann would have been too young to be his mother. I would suspect she was his stepmother. His brother James Beall also served in Company I, 27th Iowa.

Note marriage records for Maggie, Anna, Harriet, Mary Catherine, and Clara Beall all show their mother's name as Ann Williams.

1850 Census: Springhill, Fayette County, Pennsylvania: George Beal (age 31, laborer, born PA), Catherine Beal (age 29, born VA), James Beal (age 10, born VA), Calvin Beal (age 9, born VA), Mary J. Beal (age 7, born VA), John Beal (age 5, born VA), Eliza A. Beal (age 2, born PA), and Minerva E. Beal (age 7/12, born PA).

1860 Census: District 3, Monongalia, Virginia: George Beale (age 41, farmer, born PA), Anne Beale (age 24, born PA), James Beale (age 19, born VA), Calvin Beale (age 17, born VA), Mary J. Beale (age 16, born VA), John Beale (age 14, born VA), Eliza A. Beale (age 11, born PA), Minerva E. Beale (age 10, born PA), Melinda Beale (age 8, born PA), Sarah E. Beale (age 6, born PA), Harriet Beale (age 1, born PA) and Katherine Beale (age 1/12, born PA). NOTE: if this is the correct family, then Ann would have to be a stepmother.

1870 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: George Beals (age 51, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Anne Beals (age 36, born PA), John Beals (age 24, born Virginia), Eliza Beals (age 21, born PA), Elizabeth Beals (age 20, born PA), Melinda Beals (age 18, born PA), Sarah Beals (age 16, born Virginia), Harriett Beals (age 12, born Virginia), Catherine Beals (age 10, born Virginia), Maggie Beals (age 9, born Iowa), Clara Beals (age 5, born Iowa), Barbara Beals (age 3, born Iowa), and Emelie Beals (age 1, born Iowa). (Note: Calvin and James are not listed, but this is clearly the same family that was in Virginia in 1860.

His mother Ann Beall filed for a pension on June 29, 1889. The pension index is cross referenced with James Beall. The remarks say: See Mother of 398868 James Beall I 27 Iowa Inf. (2 sons). It is also cross referenced with two other military units: Co. C 1 Miss. Mar. Brigade. U. S. Vol. Cav. and Co E 1 Miss. Mar. Brigade. U. S. Vol. Inf. I also found the pension index card for the Miss. Units. Neither indicated the date of death.

On Find a Grave, I found a memorial for a Calvin H. Beal that died Aug. 1, 1864 and is buried in Memphis National Cemetery, Shelby County, Tennessee. Plot 3872. His tombstone says C. H. Beal, Miss. The only other Civil War "Calvin Beall" I found served with the state of Ohio (died Oct. 30, 1926) and the state of Maine (died Aug. 12, 1912) - Dates of death are per the Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards.

Since the roster for the 27th Iowa and the Pension Index cards show that he transferred to a Mississippi Unit, I feel reasonably certain that this is him.


Beall, James. He was born about 1841 in Pennsylvania. He is probably the son of George Beall and Catherine Jenkins (1823 - Dec. 31, 1855). CATHERINE JENKINS m George BEALS, 12 Dec 1839, Monongalia Co, VA; Catherine's parent or guardian was Osburn JENKINS. (Monorigalia Co is now WV) Even though the pension record says "his mother Ann" filed for a pension, according to the census records Ann would have been too young to be his mother. I would suspect she was his stepmother. His brother Calvin H. Beall also served in Company I, 27th Iowa.

Note marriage records for Maggie, Anna, Harriet, Mary Catherine, and Clara Beall all show their mother's name as Ann Williams.

1850 Census: Springhill, Fayette County, Pennsylvania: George Beal (age 31, laborer, born PA), Catherine Beal (age 29, born VA), James Beal (age 10, born VA), Calvin Beal (age 9, born VA), Mary J. Beal (age 7, born VA), John Beal (age 5, born VA), Eliza A. Beal (age 2, born PA), and Minerva E. Beal (age 7/12, born PA).

1860 Census: District 3, Monongalia, Virginia: George Beale (age 41, farmer, born PA), Anne Beale (age 24, born PA), James Beale (age 19, born VA), Calvin Beale (age 17, born VA), Mary J. Beale (age 16, born VA), John Beale (age 14, born VA), Eliza A. Beale (age 11, born PA), Minerva E. Beale (age 10, born PA), Melinda Beale (age 8, born PA), Sarah E. Beale (age 6, born PA), Harriet Beale (age 1, born PA) and Katherine Beale (age 1/12, born PA). NOTE: if this is the correct family, then Ann would have to be a stepmother.

James Beall died Feb. 19, 1864 and is buried in Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee, Section A, Site 1781

1870 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: George Beals (age 51, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Anne Beals (age 36, born PA), John Beals (age 24, born Virginia), Eliza Beals (age 21, born PA), Elizabeth Beals (age 20, born PA), Melinda Beals (age 18, born PA), Sarah Beals (age 16, born Virginia), Harriett Beals (age 12, born Virginia), Catherine Beals (age 10, born Virginia), Maggie Beals (age 9, born Iowa), Clara Beals (age 5, born Iowa), Barbara Beals (age 3, born Iowa), and Emelie Beals (age 1, born Iowa). (Note: Calvin and James are not listed, but this is clearly the same family that was in Virginia in 1860.

His mother Ann Beall filed for a pension on June 29, 1889 in Iowa. The pension index card is cross referenced with his brother Calvin H. Beall's record.


Beall, Lewis S. He was born about 1843 in Pennsylvania. He was probably the son of Alexander Beal and Rebecca Margaret.

1850 Census, Springhill, Fayette, Pennsylvania: Alexander Beal (age 36, farmer, born PA), Margaret Beal (age 29, born VA), Squire Beal (age 11, born VA), Melissa Beal (age 8, born VA), Lewis Beal (age 7, born VA), John Beal (age 4, born VA), William Beal (age 3, born PA), and George Beal (age 1, born PA).

1860 Census, Springhill, Fayette County, Pennsylvania: Alex Beal (age 46, farmer, born PA), Rebecca Beal (age 39, born VA), Melissa Beall (age 18, born VA), Lewis S. Beall (age 17, born VA), Jno. C. Beal (age 15, born PA), Wm. M. Beall (age 14, born PA), Geo. A. Beall (age 13, born PA), Nelson B. Beall (age 11, born PA), Franklin Beall (age 10, born PA), Permelia Beall (age 6, born PA), and Maria Beall (age 2, born PA)

1870 Ludlow, Allamakee County, Iowa: Lewis Beals (age 27, farmer, born Penn), Virginia Beals (age 21, born Virginia). Also in Jefferson, Allamakee County, in 1870 was Alexander Beal (age 56, farmer, born PA), Rebecca Beal (age 44, born Virginia, Alexander Beal (age 21, born PA), Nelson Beal (age 18, born PA), Franklin Beal (age 17, born PA). Permelia Beal (age 15, born PA) and Delia Beal (age 9, born Iowa. (Note: Alexander Beal (father of Lewis) and George Beall (father of Calvin and James) are listed on the same page in Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa. They were both in Springhill, Fayette County, Pennsylvania in 1850. Were they brothers??. I also note that their wives Rebecca and Catherine were both born in Virginia -- any chance they were sisters??)

1880 Census: Crete, Saline County, Nebraska: boarder Lewis Beales (age 35, works on farm, born Pennsylvania)

Lewis S. Beall filed for a pension on Oct. 9, 1890 in Nebraska.

I cannot find him after he filed the pension in 1890. He was not on the 1890 Veterans Census.


Beaman, Asa Porter He was born April 9, 1822 in Belvidere, Warren County, New Jersey. He was the son of Silas Anson Beeman (June 10, 1789 - Feb. 218, 1868) and Ann Snyder (Mar 2, 1793 - Oct. 18, 1831). He married Jane Stewart on April 25, 1848 at Mifflin Co, Tenn. She was the daughter of John Stewart.

1850 Census: Providence, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania: Asa P. Beeman (age 27, born NJ), Jane Beeman (age 23, born PA), John S. Beeman (age 1, born PA), Susan Stewart (age 46, born PA), Charles Stewart (age 15, born PA), and Temperance Stewart (age 8, born PA).

1860 Census: Winnebago, Houston County, Minnesota: Asa P. Beeman (age 37, farmer, born New Jersey), Jane Beeman (age 35, born Penn.), John S. Beeman (age 11, born New Jersey), Prudence Beeman (age 9, born Penn), Matilda Beeman (age 6, born Minn.), Silas A. Beeman (age 4, born Minn), Napoleon B. Beeman (age 2, born Minn.) and Jane Beeman (age 1/12, born Minn.).

Asa P. Beeman died April 30, 1864, on hospital boat, of pneumonia.

Scott Co., Iowa List of Soldiers and Orphans who have entered the Soldiers Orphans Home, at Davenport Iowa up to the 1st of Jan. 1867.

Reported by Maj. M. B. Cochran (late Surg. USA) Supt.

Note this home was established in Oct. 1864.

Beeman, Asa P - 27th IA Infantry - Allamakee Co - Died 4/30/1864
Beeman, Napoleon B 8
Beeman, Silas A 11

His widow Jane Beeman filed for a pension on Oct. 26, 1864. Information from the pension record is extracted below:

On Oct. 14, 1864 in Allamakee County Iowa, Jane Beeman said in her Declaration for Widow's Pension:

  • She was 37 years old.
  • A resident of Dorchester, Allamakee County, Iowa
  • The widow of Asa P. Beeman who was a private in Company I in the 27th Regiment of Iowa Vol. Infantry
  • He died on April 25, 1864 at the Hospital Steamer R. C. Wood at Red River, State of Louisiana. That his death was caused by pneumonia contracted in the service.
  • She was married to Asa P. Beeman on April 25, 1848 at Mifflin Co, Tenn. by Rev. Tannehill, a Minister of the Gospel.
  • The names and ages of her children under sixteen years of age were: Silas Ambrose Beeman, aged 8 years, Napoleon B. Beeman, aged 6 years, Jane G. Beeman 4 years of age and Asa Ann Beeman 1 year of age.
  • Silas Ambrose Beeman born July 9, 1855 at Houston County, Minn.
  • Napoleon B. Beeman born April 4, 1858 at Houston County, Minn.
  • Jane Gertrude Beeman born June 2, 1860 at Houston County, Minn.
  • Asa Ann L. Beeman born May 29, 1863 at Dorchester, Iowa.
  • Temperance T. Andrews is the sister of Jane Beeman
  • John Stewart is the father of Jane Beeman; She was married at the home of John Stewart.

Edwin A. Sherburn made a statement that Asa P. Beaman died on the Hosp. Steamer R. C. Wood on Red River, LA on the 25th day of April 1864 from fever and diarrhea contracted from severe exposure and lack of proper food while in the line of his duty during the campaign on Red River in the spring of 1864 under Maj. Gen. N. P. Banks.

In a statement by Captain E. A. Sherborn, Asa P. Beeman was described as: Enlisted on Jan. 4, 1864, Born in Belvidere, Warren County, New Jersey, 40 years of age, 5 feet 9 inches high, dark complexion, black eyes, dark hair and by occupation when enlisted a laborer. He was a good and faithful soldier. He contracted the disease of which he died from privation and exposure in the line of his duty, while serving with his Co. in the field and that he died on the Hospital Steamer R.C. Wood of diarrhea on the 25th day of April 1864 on Red River, LA.

On Oct. 14, 1866 Jane Beeman married B. F. Hyland. They were married in Houston County, Minnesota by D. V. Gates, Justice of the Peace.

Benjamin F. Highland was appointed guardian of the minor children of Asa P. Beeman.

On Oct. 25, 1870, there was a statement made by an attorney for Jane Hyland: We are informed that Benjamin F. Hyland, guardian of the minor children of Asa P. Beeman is endeavoring to obtain a large amount of back pension money due the children, but was not able to produce the original pension certificate and is endeavoring to supply its place by proof that it is lost. Any statements to that effect by him are untrue. The original pension certificate is in our possession and if you wish any proof of that fact we can produce it. It was placed in our hands by the friend of the children and proceedings have already been commenced for his removal from the office of Guardian on the grounds of neglect of the children, malfeasance in office and utter incompetency. He will undoubtedly be removed at the time of our Probate Court and a new guardian appointed. The proof will show that he has applied all the pension money drawn by him as guardian to his own use and has entirely failed to care or provide for the children. It is very important that Mr. Hyland should not be permitted to get possession of this pension money. He has squandered everything else that belonged to them and this is all they have left. We trust you will take no action in the premises until the new guardian can be appointed, when the pension certificate will be properly presented by such guardian for payment.

On April 5, 1887 in Sangamon County, Illinois, Jane Hyland (formerly Jane Beeman) appeared. She stated that it appears that at the time she was married to her second husband Benjamin F. Hyland that he already had a living wife, she was not therefore lawfully married to him - the said marriage was therefore void and she is still entitled to her original pension.

They had one daughter: Ora B. (married name Tuttle).

On July 12, 1893 she married Jacob Peters in Sangamon County, Illinois.

In another statement she said that a few years after her marriage to Benjamin F. Hyland, he willfully deserted her without any cause whatever, and continued in such desertion for more than 20 years and not hearing from him for some fifteen years and believing him dead, she remarried to Jacob Petre on July 12, 1893, with whom she lived as his wife until he died July 21, 1900. She further declared that of recent years she heard that her second husband Benjamin Hyland was still living and that she applied for a divorce from him and obtained same in the Circuit Court of Sangamon County Illinois on May 6, 1903.

Address listed: Mrs. Jane Petre: #421 West Cauedy Street, Springfield, Ill.

Jacob Petre died at Springfield Ill on July 21, 1900, and Jane Beeman (Hyland, Petre) reapplied for widows benefits in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. Address Listed: Mrs. Jane Petre: 1829 P Street, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Neb.

Sangamon County, Ill. This is to certify that Jane Petre, widow of Jacob Petre, deceased, mortgaged to Henry C. Latham of Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois: Lot Twenty (20) in Block Two (2) of John W. Chenery's Subdivision of Block One (1) of Mrs. Ulrich's Addition to the City of Springfield. Dated June 7th 1902 payable Five years after date with 7 percent interest. consideration $700. and is not satisfied of record. Said mortgage is recorded in Book 172 of Mortgages at page 35 of the records of said county. Address Listed: Mrs. Jane Petre: 1829 P Street, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Neb.

Silas A. Beeman and Asa A. Beeman stated on Feb. 12, 1903: Since Jacob Petre's death no one has been at any time bound legally to provide for the claimants support; that other than the rent of ten ($10.00) dollars per month she has received from her house and lot in Springfield, Ill she is entirely without income or means of support ; that she has no stocks or bonds or investments of any kind and has not had at any time during the year immediately last past; that she had not remarried since the death of Jacob Petre.


Beumer, Charles He was born about 1844 in New York. He was the son of Charles Beumer (Oct 6, 1802 - July 7, 1880) and Lydia.

1856 Iowa State Census: Taylor, Allamakee County, Iowa: Charles Beumer (age 49, born Germany, farmer), Lydia Beumer (age 39, born New York), Emma Beumer (age 13, born New York), Charles Beumer (age 11, born New York), Louisa Beumer (age 9, born Iowa), Lydia Beumer (age 7, born Iowa) and Ida Beumer (age 3, born Iowa). The family had been in the state of Iowa of 10 years.

1860 Census, Pain Creek, Allamakee County, Iowa: Charles Beaumer (age 57, miller, born Prussia), Florianna Beaumer (age 42, born New York), Charles Beaumer (age 17, farmer, born New York), Emma Beaumer (age 15, born Iowa), Lyda Beaumer (age 11, born Iowa), Louisa Beaumer (age 9, born Iowa), Ida Beaumer (age 6, born Iowa) and Wilholm (age 3, born Iowa).

Charles Beumer died Feb., 28, 1863, Jackson, Tenn., of pneumonia.

1870 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Charles Beumer (age 63, retired miller, born Prussia), Lydia Beumer (age 49, born New York), Emma Beumer (age 24, born Iowa), Lydia Beumer (age 19, born Iowa), Ida Beumer (age 16, born Iowa), Napoleon Beumer (age 14, born Iowa) and Eunice Beumer (age 12, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Charles Beumer (age 74, farmer, born Germany), wife Lydia Beumer (age 62, born New York).

His mother, Lydia Beumer filed for a pension on May 9, 1883.


Behnke, Frank He was born about 1845 in Germany. He married Dora Wedemeier on Oct. 6, 1868 in Clayton County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934)

1880 Census: Leroy, Benton County, Iowa: Frank Behnke (age 34, laborer, born Mecklenburg), wife Widemeyer (age 31, born Hanover), son Frank Behnke (age 10, born Iowa), son Charley Behnke (age 8, born Iowa), daughter Mattie Behnke (age 6, born Iowa), son Fritz Behnke (age 4, born Iowa) and son Christ Behnke (age 3/12, born March in Iowa).

1885 Washington State and Territorial Census, Pacific: Frank Behnke (age 40, farmer, born Germany), Dora Behnke (age 36, born Germany), Frank Behnke (age 15, born Iowa), Charles Behnke (age 14, born Iowa), Mattie Behnke (age 12, born Iowa), Fred Behnke (age 10, born Iowa), Christuff Behnke (age 5, born Iowa).

His widow Dorothea Behnke filed for a pension on Oct. 7, 1897 in Washington.

Nashua Reporter, August 15, 1918: August Wedemeyer Dead. This was an obituary for August Wedemeyer. In the obit it said he was survived by one brother Charles Wedemeyer of Nashua, one sister Dora Behnke of Astoria, Oregon (among others). So this appears to give the names of two of her brothers.

Dorethea Behnke died Dec. 22, 1926. Remarks: 551 Commercial St. Astoria, OR. (Veterans Administration Pension Payment Card).


Boom,(Boorn) Jonathan H. He was born May 1831 in Vermont.

1855 New York State Census, West Almond, Allegany County, New York Jonathan Boorn (age 24, born Vermont), wife Elizabeth Boorn (age 23, born Penn), child S. W. Boorn (age 1, born Allegany). Living next to them was Calvin Boorn (age 48, born Vermont) and wife Dorcas Boorn (age 44, born Vermont). His parents??

1860 Census, West Almond, Allegany County, New York, Jonathan Boorn (age 29, farmer, born Vermont), Elizabeth Boorn (age 27 born NY) and Sylvester Boorn (age 6, male, born New York).

1875 Gazetter and business directory of Allegany County, NY, Amity, Boorn, Jonathan H, (Belmont), r 9, carpenter.

1900 Census: Amity, Post Office: Belmont, Allegany County, New York: Jonathan H. Boorn (born May 1831, age 69, married 49 years, born Vermont, Pensioner), wife Elizabeth G. Boorn (born Aug. 1833, age 66, married 49 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born New York).

1905 New York State Census, Belmont Village, Amity, Allegany County, New York: Jonathan Boorn (age 74, carpenter, born United States), wife Elizabeth Boorn (age 71, born United States).

Jonathan A. Boorn died Sept. 21, 1907. (Veterans Administration Pension Payment Card). He is buried in Forest Hills Cemetery, Amity, Allegany County, New York.

His widow Elizabeth G. Boorn filed for a pension on Sept. 28, 1907 in New York.

Elizabeth G. Boorn died June 24, 1912 (Veterans Administration Pension Payment Card), and is buried in Forest Hills Cemetery, Amity, Allegany County, New York.


Brown, Jarred He was born about 1836 in Maryland. He married Mary. After Jared Brown died, she married second James McClintock who also served in Company I, 27th Iowa.

1860 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Jared Brown (age 28, farmer, born PA), Jane Brown (age 26, born PA), Asba Brown (age 5, born PA), Eliza Brown (age 2, born Iowa) and N. Brown (age 9/12, born Iowa).

Jared Brown died Mar 15, 1863, Reg's hospital, of diarrhea. He is buried in Corinth National Cemetery, Corinth Alcorn MS B-60 (New B-3255)

His widow Mary J. Brown filed for a pension on June 2, 1863. On June 2, 1869 a pension was filed for a minor. M. J. McClintock was the guardian.

1870 Census, Paint Creek, Allamakee County, Iowa: James McClintock (age 30, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Mary J. McClintock (age 35, born PA), Merisa Brown (age 10, born Iowa), Huldah Brown (age 9, born Iowa), and Emery McClintock (age 7/12, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Franklin, Allamakee County, Iowa: James McClintock (age 38, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Mary McClintock (age 40, born Pennsylvania), Narrissa McClintock (age 20, born Iowa) and Emery McClintock (age 9, born Iowa). (NOTE: I believe N in 1860, Merisa in 1870 and Narrissa in 1880 are the same person).


Bryson, Alexander He was born Oct. 9, 1842 in Connecticut. He was the son of James Bryson (Aug. 26, 1802 - Nov. 13, 1889) and Margaret Scott (Mar. 28, 1803 - Sept. 1, 1873). He married Carthaginia H. Allen on Dec. 16, 1865 in Mitchell County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). She was the daughter of Samuel Allen and Pheobe Pugh.

James Bryson, of Jefferson Township, was born in Perthshire, Scotland, August 1802. Has always been a prominent man wherever he lived. Was an elder in the Presbyterian Church in Scotland, was also in Connecticut, where he located, after four years in Canada. In his native country his occupation was running a linen factory, and after coming to America was overseer of woolen mills. Settled in Paint Creek Township in 1850, where he held various township offices, and represented that and Jefferson Township in the Board of Supervisors at different times. Was the first representative from Allamakee Co. in the State Legislature. He was a man of firm and just character, and in his prime took an active part in reforms. Was a strong Abolitionist, and a personal friend of John B. Gough and others. In 1824 he married Miss Margaret Scott, who died in 1873, at Rossville. She was of an exceedingly good family, had received a very liberal education, and was a remarkable woman. When they came to this country they had four children living: Elizabeth (now dead), Isabel, John S. and Jane. Four children were born after reaching this country: William, died before the war; James, of Chicago; Alexander, of Ackley; and Margaret, who married John Henderson. James and Alexander were in Co. I, 27th Regt. Ia. Vols.

History of Allamakee County, W.E. Alexander, 1882, Page 477.

Conspicuous among the representative professional men and public-spirited citizens of Hardin county is the well known gentleman whose name forms the caption of this biographical review. He has made his influence felt for good in Iowa Falls and vicinity, being a man of sterling worth, whose life, like that of his honored father before him, has been closely interwoven with the history of the community in which he resides and whose efforts have always been for the general advancement of the same, and the well regulated life he has led, thereby gaining the admiration and confidence of his fellow men, entitles Mr. Bryson to representation in a work of the scope intended in the present volume.

Cassius A. Bryson was born at Ackley, this county, May 18, 1874, the son of Alexander M. and Cartha H. (Allen) Bryson. The father was born in Connecticut, the son of James Bryson and wife, natives of Scotland, where they grew to maturity and married and from which country they emigrated to our shores about 1840, settling in Connecticut and there the elder Bryson became a prominent and successful manufacturer of woolen goods. About 1848 the family came west and located in Allamakee county, Iowa, when the country was wild and yet the domain of the red men. There were over seventy tepees on the land which Mr. Bryson entered from the government, lying along Paint creek, so named because of the paintings upon the rocks made by the Indians. Here the Brysons began life in typical pioneer fashion and underwent the usual hardships and privations incident to the lives of first settlers, but by persevering and hard work they developed a good farm and became very comfortably established, the subject's grandparents spending their last days here and his father growing to manhood. The grandfather was an influential man there in his day and he assisted in the general upbuilding of the country, being one of the men who was instrumental in securing the right-of-way for the first railroad in that country, which ran from the Mississippi river to Waukon.

Alexander M. Bryson assisted his father in the work about the home place during his boyhood and he received an excellent education for those days, having attended the public schools, Upper Iowa University at Fayette, after he had passed through the Eastman Business University at Poughkeepsie, New York. While in school at Fayette, Iowa, he met Cartha H. Allen, also a student there, and several years afterwards they were married. Her family came originally from England, taking up their abode in America in the sixteenth century. The parents of Cartha H. Allen were missionaries to the Indians in Indian Territory, and there her father, Samuel Allen, died. He was a descendant of the same ancestry as was Ethan Allen, famous during Revolutionary days.

The Civil war began while Alexander H. Bryson was in school at Upper Iowa University and he and several fellow students enlisted in the Union army, becoming members of the Twenty-seventh Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He saw some hard service, was wounded and confined to the hospital for some time. After the close of his army career he returned to school at Fayette, and he was married soon after the war, and he entered life as a merchant, but two years later abandoned this field, took up the study of law and was admitted to the bar. About 1873 he came to Ackley, Hardin county, and began the practice of his profession, soon forming a partnership with William V. Allen, his brother-in-law, who afterwards became United States senator from Nebraska. This partnership lasted two or three years. Mr. Bryson continued practicing law at Ackley with much success until about 1892, when he moved to Iowa Falls, where he practiced with ever increasing success until his death, in November, 1899. He took a high rank among his colleagues at the bar in those days and was a man of sterling characteristics and exemplary character. He was an active Republican and influential in public affairs.

Past and Present of Hardin County, Iowa
ed. by William J. Moir. Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen, 1911."
Cassius A. Bryson, pp. 859-861

The character of a community is determined in a large measure by the lives of a comparatively few of its members. If its moral and intellectual status be good, if in a social way it is a pleasant place in which to reside, if its reputation for the integrity of its citizens has extended into other localities, it will be found that the standard set by the leading men have been high and their influence such as to mould their characters and shape the lives of those with whom they mingle. In placing Boyd R. Bryson, the present popular and efficient mayor of Iowa Falls, Hardin county, in the front rank of such men, justice is rendered a biographical fact recognized throughout this locality by those at all familiar with his history.

Mr. Bryson has preferred to spend his life in his home community rather than seek uncertain fortune elsewhere, having had the wisdom in his youth to foresee the future greatness of this favored locality.

Boyd R. Bryson was born in Ackley, in the extreme northeast corner of the county, on September 29, 1877, the son of Alexander M. and Cartha H. (Allen) Bryson, the father born in Connecticut, the son of James Bryson and wife, who emigrated from Scotland about 1840 and settled in that state, becoming engaged extensively in the manufacture of woolen goods. The family came west about 1848 and located in Allamakee county, Iowa, where they took up government land. There were over seventy Indian tepees on the farm when they came; this was along Paint creek, so named because of the paintings made upon the rocks by the Indians. There the old folks spent the rest of their lives and there the father of the subject grew to manhood. He received an excellent education in the public schools and Upper Iowa University and while in school there he met Cartha H. Allen, whom he afterwards married. Her parents were missionaries to the Indians in the Indian territory and her father, Samuel Allen, died in that country. Ethan Allen, the noted patriot, was descended from the same family tree.

The father of the subject attended a business college in the East and also the Iowa State University, in addition to the schooling mentioned above, and finally studied law, located at Ackley, Hardin county, and became one of the leading lawyers of this section of the state. He had started in life as a merchant, but did not follow that line of endeavor long. He was in school when the Civil war began and he enlisted with a number of classmates in the Twenty-seventh Iowa Volunteer Infantry and was wounded during the service. After he returned home he resumed his studies. He continued practice at Ackley until 1892, when he moved to Iowa Falls, where he remained until his death, in November, 1899.

Past and Present of Hardin County, Iowa
ed. by William J. Moir. Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen, 1911.
Boyd R. Bryson, pp. 437-439

1850 Census: Allamakee County, Iowa: James Brison (age 45, farmer, born Scotland), Margaret Brison (age 43, born Scotland), John Brison (age 20, born Scotland), Jane Brison (age 18, born Scotland), William Brison, (age 16, laborer, born N.C.), James Brison (age 14, born N.C.), Alexander Brison (age 8, born Conn.) and Margaret Brison (age 8, born Conn.).

1856 Iowa State Census: Waterville, Allamakee County, Iowa: James Bryson (age 51, farmer, born Scotland), Margaret Bryson (age 51, born Scotland), John Bryson (age 26, born Scotland), William Bryson (age 20, born Canada), James Bryson (age 18, born Canada), Alexander Bryson (age 14, born Connecticut) and Margret Bryson (age 12, born Connecticut).

1860 Census: Paint Creek, Allamakee County, Iowa: James Bryson (age 54, farmer, born Scotland), Margaret S. Bryson (age 54, born Scotland), John S. Bryson (age 29, farmer, born Scotland), James Bryson (age 23, farmer, born Canada), Alexander Bryson (age 18, born Connecticut) and Margaret Bryson (age 16, born Connecticut.)

1880 Census: Ackley, Hardin County, Iowa: A. M. Bryson (age 37, Lawyer, born Connecticut), wife C. H. Bryson (age 35, born Arkansas), daughter Ivanona Bryson (age 13, born Iowa), daughter Edwinnia Bryson (age 8, born Iowa), son Cassius Bryson (age 8, born Iowa), son Boyd Bryson (age 2, born Iowa) and brother-in-law C. E. Gossard (age 23, student, born Iowa).

List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 for Hardin County, Iowa: No. of Certificate: 178,609, Name of Pensioner: Alex'r M. Bryson, Post Office: Ackley. Cause for which pensioned: chr. arthritis rt. hip. Monthly Rate: 8.00. Date of Original Allowance: Nov. 1880.

1885 Iowa State Census: Ackley, Hardin County, Iowa: Alexander M. Bryson (NW Cor B 30, age 41, attorney at law, born Connecticut), Carthagenia Bryson (age 40, born Ark), Ivanona M. Bryson (age 17, born Chickasaw County, Iowa), Edwinna S. Bryson (age 14, born Mitchell County, Iowa), Cassius A. Bryson (age 10, born Franklin County, Iowa), Boyd R. Bryson (age 7, born Hardin County, Iowa) and Ralph Bryson (age 3, born Hardin County, Iowa).

Alexander M. Bryson died in Nov. 12, 1899. He is buried in Union Cemetery, 4th Addition, E 1/2, Row 16, Hardin Township, Hardin County, Iowa.

DEATH OF A. M. BRYSON

Prominent Attorney Died Suddenly at Home in Iowa Falls

Iowa Falls, November 14 – A. M. Bryson prominent attorney of this section, died suddenly at his home in the city last evening. In apparent good health he was at the dinner table when he was suddenly stricken and a few hours later died. He was apparently conscious a portion of the time, but was unable to speak. Mr. Bryson had been a resident of the city a number of years and was one of the leading members of the bar of the county. He was born in Connecticut in 1844, and in 1850 moved to Allamakee County, with his parents. During the Civil War he served two years as a member of company I, of the 27th Iowa Volunteers. After the war he entered the Upper Iowa University at Fayette and graduated from that institution, later taking a commercial course in an eastern college. He was engaged for a couple of years in the mercantile business at Nashua, and was admitted to the bar in Bremer County in 1868. He located at Ackley in this county in 1873, and practiced law, being also for a time connected with the press of that city. He had been a resident of this place for a number of years and was engaged in the practice of law, being a member of the firm of Bryson and Bryson. His wife and a family of grown children survive him, the eldest being Cassius Bryson, of Des Moines's. The next eldest is Boyd, who was in business with his father here. Mrs. C. C. Coulter of Danbury, Iowa, is a daughter, and there is a son at home.

Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo Iowa, Monday evening, November 14, 1899

His widow, Cartha H. Bryson filed for a pension on Jan. 5, 1900.

1900 Census: Hardin, Hardin County, Iowa: Cartha H. Bryson (Born Dec. 1845, age 54, widowed, 5 children born, 5 still living, born Ark.), son Cassius Bryson (born May 1874, age 26, married 0 years), daughter-in-law, (Born Nov. 1879, age 20, married 0 years, 0 children born, born Iowa), son Ralph J. Bryson (born June 1882, age 17, born Iowa).

Cartha Genia Bryson (born Dec. 9, 1844), died Dec. 23, 1916 and is buried in Union Cemetery, 4th Addition, E 1/2, Row 16, Hardin Township, Hardin County, Iowa.


Bryson, James He was born about 1838 in Canada. He was the son of James Bryson (Aug. 26, 1802 - Nov. 13, 1889) and Margaret Scott (Mar. 28, 1803 - Sept. 1, 1873). He married Lucy E. Platt on Dec. 25, 1871 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan. She was the daughter of Rev. E. A. Platt and Mary

Note: this is the father of James Bryson who served in Company I, 27th Iowa.

James Bryson, of Jefferson Township, was born in Perthshire, Scotland, August 1802. Has always been a prominent man wherever he lived. Was an elder in the Presbyterian Church in Scotland, was also in Connecticut, where he located, after four years in Canada. In his native country his occupation was running a linen factory, and after coming to America was overseer of woolen mills. Settled in Paint Creek Township in 1850, where he held various township offices, and represented that and Jefferson Township in the Board of Supervisors at different times. Was the first representative from Allamakee Co. in the State Legislature. He was a man of firm and just character, and in his prime took an active part in reforms. Was a strong Abolitionist, and a personal friend of John B. Gough and others. In 1824 he married Miss Margaret Scott, who died in 1873, at Rossville. She was of an exceedingly good family, had received a very liberal education, and was a remarkable woman. When they came to this country they had four children living: Elizabeth (now dead), Isabel, John S. and Jane. Four children were born after reaching this country: William, died before the war; James, of Chicago; Alexander, of Ackley; and Margaret, who married John Henderson. James and Alexander were in Co. I, 27th Regt. Ia. Vols.

History of Allamakee County, W.E. Alexander, 1882, Page 477.

1850 Census: Allamakee County, Iowa: James Brison (age 45, farmer, born Scotland), Margaret Brison (age 43, born Scotland), John Brison (age 20, born Scotland), Jane Brison (age 18, born Scotland), William Brison, (age 16, laborer, born N.C.), James Brison (age 14, born N.C.), Alexander Brison (age 8, born Conn.) and Margaret Brison (age 8, born Conn.).

1856 Iowa State Census: Waterville, Allamakee County, Iowa: James Bryson (age 51, farmer, born Scotland), Margaret Bryson (age 51, born Scotland), John Bryson (age 26, born Scotland), William Bryson (age 20, born Canada), James Bryson (age 18, born Canada), Alexander Bryson (age 14, born Connecticut) and Margret Bryson (age 12, born Connecticut).

1860 Census: Paint Creek, Allamakee County, Iowa: James Bryson (age 54, farmer, born Scotland), Margaret S. Bryson (age 54, born Scotland), John S. Bryson (age 29, farmer, born Scotland), James Bryson (age 23, farmer, born Canada), Alexander Bryson (age 18, born Connecticut) and Margaret Bryson (age 16, born Connecticut.)

In 1870 there was a James Bryson (age 31, laborer, born Indiana) in Indianapolis, Marion County Indiana. That is just a couple of counties over from Washtenaw County, Michigan, where he married in 1871. But I don't know if it is the right James Bryson. -- Right age - wrong place of birth.

1882: The biography above states that he was in Chicago in 1882: (James of Chicago).

James Bryson filed for a pension on Oct. 31, 1889 in South Dakota.

GAR Posts in S. Dakota: Grand Army of the Republic 339. James Bryson, b. Thompsonville, Conn., 1839, private and sergeant, Co. I 27 Ia. Inf. Aug. 15, 1862, to Aug. 9, 1865.

1890 Veterans Census: Gettysburg, Potter County, South Dakota: James Bryson (1st Sergeant), Co. I, 27th Iowa Infantry, Enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, Date of Discharge: August 8, 1865, Length of Service: 2 years, 11 months, 24 days, Present Post Office: Gettysburg, Potters County, South Dakota: Disability Incurred: Kidney trouble and prostration. Remarks: slight wound in right knee.

1900 Census, Gettysburg, Potter County, South Dakota: James Bryson (born Nov. 1839, age 60, married 23 years, born Connecticut, Printer), wife Lucy P. Bryson (born May 1846, age 54, married 23 years, born New York, Printer).

1910 Census: Gettysburg Ward 3, Potter County, South Dakota: James Bryson (age 70, married 1 time for 38 years, born Connecticut, Pensioner), wife Lucy P. Bryson (age 60, married 1 time for 38 years, born New York),

James Bryson died Oct. 22, 1913 at Hot Springs, South Dakota (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Section F, Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota.

His widow Lucy P. Bryson filed for a pension on Nov. 13, 1913 in South Dakota.

Lucy Platt Bryson (born 1850), died 1915. She is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Section F, Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota.


Burgess, Jesse O. He was born Dec. 3, 1835 in Monongahela County, VA. He was the son of Edward Burgess (1810 - after 1860) and Catherine Pixler (1790 - after 1880). He married Mary Louise Dibble on Aug. 23, 1862 at Milton, Ia. She was the daughter of Arza Dibble and Love Dinsmore.

Jesse O. Burgess

Jesse O. Burgess, one of the honored veterans of the Civil War who has lived in well-earned retirement at La Porte city since 1908, was for more than four decades actively and successfully identified with agricultural pursuits in Black Hawk County. His birth occurred in Virginia on 3 December, 1835, his parents being Edward and Catherine (Pixler) Burgess, the former a native of Pennsylvania and the latter of the Old Dominion. They came to Iowa in early day and after residing for some time in Allamakee County removed to Waterloo, Black Hawk County, the father being here engaged in agricultural pursuits. He subsequently returned to Allamakee County, where his demise occurred in 1894, while his wife passed away in 1884.

Jesse O. Burgess was raised and educated in the state of his Nativity and was a young man of about 22 years when in 1857 he removed with his parents to Allamakee County Iowa. At the time of the outbreak of the civil war he enlisted for service with the Union Army as a member of Company I, 27th Iowa Infantry, and remained with that at command for three years, holding the rank of Sergeant. He participated in a number of hotly contested engagements and made a most credible military record, never faltering in the performance of any task assigned to him. Following the period of his army service he came to Black Hawk County and here carried on general agricultural pursuits continuously and successfully until 1908, when he put aside the active work of the fields and took up his abode in La Porte City, where he purchased an attractive residence and has since made his home. He also owns 160 acres of land in Colorado and is widely recognized as one of the substantial and esteemed citizens of his community.

On 23 August, 1862 Mr. Burgess was joined in wedlock to Miss Mary L. Dibble, whose parents were natives of Vermont and New York respectively and passed away in Pennsylvania. The father devoted his time and energies to farming throughout his active business career. Mr. and Mrs. Burgess became the parents of six children, namely; Reubin A.; Lura; Otto; Cora, who is deceased; James; and Charles, a barber of La Porte city.

Mr. Burgess has always exercised his right of franchise in support of the men and measures of the Republican Party, firmly believing in its principles. In religious faith he is a Methodist, and he still maintains pleasant relations with his old army comrades as a member of F. M. Thompson Post G. A. R. He is now past the 79th milestone on life's journey and enjoys the respect and veneration which should ever be accorded one who has traveled thus far on this earthly pilgrimage and whose career has been at all times upright and honorable.

History of Black Hawk County Iowa and It's People – Volume 2, Chicago; S. J. Clark Publishing Company 1915

1850 Census: Eastern District, Monongalia County, Virginia: Edward Burgess (age 40, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Catherine Burgess (age 56, born Pennsylvania), Louisa Burgess (age 19, born Virginia), Jesse Burgess (age 14, born Virginia) and James Burgess (age 11, born Virginia).

Jesse O. BurgessSubmitted by Sandy Burgess McClay

Little Rock Arkansas, Nov 25th, 1863

I received your kind letter from you yesterday evening and certainly was vary happy to hear from you. I received the letter soon after McKinsey (?) started with the one I sent by him you will see in the letter I sent by him that I expected one from you and so I wasn't disappointed. Mary, I am vary glad indeed you write so often. I hope you will continue to do so I am always glad to have a letter from one I love so well and I have every reason to believe I am loved in return, it is a great consolation to me while away down in Dixie to know there is one that thinks of me and loves me. Well, we will talk all of these things over when I get home, then we will have some good old times won't we. We have been getting some timber this afternoon to raise our tent and we are going to put a fire place in it and try and live as comfortably as we can. H. Case and Jim Barlow went to the city this afternoon and S. Beal is on guard so we couldn't do anything at our tent and I thought I would scribble a few lines to you. My --- is bad and I am a little nervouse both makes a pretty bad thing I guess you will have a worse time to read my letters than I do to read yours. I can read yours first rate without any trouble at all. I always could read your writing better than I said I just done so for fun to please (?) you a little. You can write better that I can that is, you are a better speller and write proper and that is what I don't do.

The musicians got there brass(?) band today and they are tooting on some now. I suppose we will have some musick with the 27th now well I think it is time we had some don't you?

We are going to draw our cloths(?) this evening the teams are down. ----- them now ---------- . I think it is time and so does every one else think so. --------- would for you to see the woman bedding here they have everything you can mention, they have ---- fire hot back (?) out of the oven apple dumplins sausage cooked, chicken, pigsfeet(?) and a little of most everything and all warm. We can have a warm meal if we was in we can buy pies 10 (cents) a piece or three for a quarter and pretty good pies you know that is pretty reasonable for the army but Dear Mary, they are not as good pies as you used to bake or at least I don't think they are. I wish I had some of them good pies you used to make in ---cow I think I could eat one or two of them without much trouble.

Co. A haven't come yet we don't keeps them so long. Joe ------ haven't come either. We are looking for them all the time. Some of Co. F boys was drunk yesterday the Irish boys was the ones Tom Burns got put under guard in the evening and is under guard yet. He lost all his money except what he spent and his watch. Mike Hinchey lost a good revolver in this spree two, so I think it wasn't vary profitable business for them.

I think my cold is getting better and I feel better than I did yesterday. I guess I will be all right in a few days. Again, I hope you are enjoying good health and may continue to enjoy it. I am vary glad to hear that Mother was improving. I know ---------------- and kind to her and I am vary happy to think so you are worth more than all things else on earth to me and I love you more than anything else on earth and you know I do don't you Mary? Mary you get many compliments from this regiment and it makes me feel proud to know I have a wife that is so well spoken of where she has been. Well I must close write often I send my love to Mother and Father and the rest of them. I bid you good by for this time I hope you may enjoy yourself from

J.O. Burgess to Mary L. Burgess

I didn't comense to number my letters and I don't know how many I have written.

Submitted by Sandy Burgess McClay

Dauphine Island on the Gulf March 9th

My Dear Wife

I once more take my pen in hand to write you a few lines. My health is good again and I am enjoying myself as well a circumstances will permit And I circerly hope these few lines may find you enjoying good health and in good spirits. We are confined on Dauphine Island at the mouth of Mobile bay on the same island Ft Gaines (Saines) is on. We left New Orleans Tuesday the 7th on the steam-ship Empire City (a regular ocean steamer.) and arrived here yesterday morning the 8th had a vary good time except many of the Boys got Sea Sick coming around the Gulf, the weather was a little stormy. I never saw such a time vomiting(?) in my life I believe there was not less than two or three hundred aheaving up j--- as they call it all at one time. I just laughed at them it never hurt me in the least most all the company was sick, but they soon got over it and was well as ever. We have a nice sea breeze here all the time and I think it will be vary healthy here. Most all of the boys was out gathering oysters and they come in loaded with them, we can get all we want here by going out and gatherine them along the Gulf in the morning when the tide is out. I ate about two dozen this morning for my breakfast. I cant tell you how long we will be here when we leave here we will move on Mobile I presume, troops are coming here every day and there is a large army here now. We are camped on a regular sandbank nothing But sand. The weather is vary mild always cool enough to be comfortable.

I haven't received a letter from you since the one dated Feb 15th and I am vary anxious to hear from you and my boy. I hope I may get a letter from you the first mail we get. Oh how well I would like to see you and our darling little boy. Well the time will soon pass around when I can once more enjoy your society- if my life is spared. The Boys are all well and in good spirits. There was quite a revival of religion in our Regt before we left New Orleans. Our Chaplin awakes them up generally.

You must keep up good spirits and do the best you can and I will do the same. I cant tell when we will get pay but when ever we do I will send you some money. Our wages are raised again I believe I heard so at least I hope they are. I think they ought to be don't you?

Well I must close once more biding you good by. Please write often I send you much love good by From your loving husband.

J.O. Burgess to Mary L. Burgess

Below I will write you two verses of poetry which I composed

Spring

The swollen buds apon the trees
Seems bursting forth with every breeze
A sweetness fills those spring days
And warmer shines the suns soft rays
Her silver thread the spider weaves
Apon many trees there are green leaves

With every step come around the years
In spite our smiles or bitter tears.
Our yearning hearts awaits the day
When this cloud of war shall pass away
Then shall this might of sorrow cease,
And freedom dawn with lasting peace

J.O. Burgess

Submitted by Sandy Burgess McClay

Jesse O. Burgess -- Not a complete letter nor is it dated:

My dear wife,

I received your kind and welcome letter dated April 30th and was vary happy to hear from you and Ruby. Your kind letter found me enjoying good health and I cincerly hope those few lines may find you and Ruby enjoying the same blessing. It has been about two weeks since I heard from you and you had better believe I was glad to hear from you today. Our mail is vary irregular since we have been here. I hope we will get mail more regular in the future, I love to hear from the loved ones at home so well and I verily believe they like to hear from me. Oh I cant tell you how much I love to read your kind and loving letters

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As of old and take solid comfort in the enjoyments of a sweet and comfortable home. Oh dear Mary, it cheers me up every time I think of the happiness I expect to enjoy in the future with you my dear, and our dear little boy. Those are the thoughts which cheers the soldier up when he is toiling and suffering so much, when he thinks of the dear ones at home and the happy meeting there will be when it is his happy lot to return home to those he loves so well, oh I long for the time to come when I can have the pleasure of your dear and loving society - and our dear Ruby. I look for those days to be the happiest days of my life and I do believe they will come soon.

When I look back and think of the many many happy days and hours I have spent with you and how little I appreciated those happy days, but if I can only enjoy the happiness I had then once more, I will think I am almost in paradise. Oh I fancy I can see your sweet smiles and loving face as I once saw it when we use to enjoy ourselves so much in those little tents, dear Mary those were happy days, and how often I think of them. God Bless you my dear you are so good and loving and kind. I love you more and more every day and nearer the time is coming when I expect to see your loving face once more. I think you and Ruby and the happy meeting we will have when we can join hearts and hands in the sweet and fair lands of a sweet and happy and quiet home. Wont we take some comfort, don't you think we will.

Oh you don't know how much I would like to see our dear boy. I know I will love him so much, the dear little fellow. I know how he looks and how sweet and pretty he is, I know he looks like his Ma and I always thought she was sweet and pretty two: and I think so -- and always will. I hope the time is close to hand when I can see you once more, the time seems long and has seemed long ever since you left me and went home but thank the Lord the time is fast drawing to a close when we all can return home to the loved ones who are waiting for our return home. Many firesides will be made glad and many homes made pleasant when husbands, fathers and brothers will return home. Three years is considerable while to be away from those we love so well. Many hearts will bound with joy at the returning home of dear ---- there will be many sweet kisses bestowed apon the fair sex and I don't know (?) but I will be one of the many...

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1870 Census: Waterloo Ward 3, Black Hawk County, Iowa: Jesse O. Burgess (age 34, teamster, born Virginia), Mary L. Burgess (age 26, born Pennsylvania), Reuben A. Burgess (age 5, born Pennsylvania), Laura C. Burgess (age 2, born Iowa), Chloe A. Dibble, (age 21, Teacher, born Pennsylvania)

1880 Census: Bruce, Benton County, Iowa: J. O. Burgess (age 44, farmer, born Virginia), wife Mary Burgess (age 36, born Pennsylvania), son Ruben Burgess (age 15, born Pennsylvania), daughter Lura Burgess (age 12, born Iowa), son Jesse O. Burgess (age 7, born Iowa), son James E. Burgess (age 4, born Iowa), son Charles Burgess (age 2/12, born April in Iowa) and boarder Will Norwood, (age 24, born New Jersey).

1900 Census: Eagle, Black Hawk County, Iowa: Jesse Burgess (born Dec. 1836, age 63, married 37 years, born Virginia, farmer), Wife, Mary L. Burgess (born Feb. 1844, age 56, married 37 years, 6 children born, 5 still living, born Pennsylvania), son James E. Burgess (born July 1876, age 23, born Iowa).

1910 Census: Big Creek, Black Hawk County, Iowa: Jesse O. Burgess (age 74, married 1 time for 47 years, born Virginia, own income), wife Mary L. Burgess (age 66, married 1 time for 47 years, 6 children born, 5 still living, born Pennsylvania).

1915 Iowa State Census: La Porte City, Black Hawk County, Iowa: Jesse O. Burgess, age 79, married, County: Black Hawk, Town: La Porte, Occupation: retired, Extent of Education: Common 6, Grammar 2, High School 2, can read and write, Birth Place: Virginia. Value of farm or home: $600. Father's birth Place: Virginia. Mother's birthplace: Virginia. Years in Iowa: 50.

Jesse O. Burgess died January 15, 1915 at La Porte City, Iowa (pension Index Record) and is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, Lot 8, Section 19)

Submitted by
Sandy Burgess McClay

NEWS AND NOTES OF LA PORTE CITY

Jesse O. Burgess, Passes to Great Beyond

Matters of Interest in Prosperous Community Specially Reported

La Port City, Jan 19. -- Taps have sounded for another veteran of the Civil War and Jesse O. Burgess responded to roll call in the great beyond on Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. He passed away without a struggle. Mr. Burgess had been suffering from heart trouble and complications for a number of years, and had been confined to the house since early last fall, but still was able to move around the room. On this last day he had insisted on stepping out of doors, and as he was returning, those that were assisting noticed him sinking down. The end came just as he was entering the door. Thru the trying ordeal he exhibited a most wonderful vitality and bore his suffering in a most heroic manner as became a soldier.

The deceased was born Dec. 3, 1835 in Monongahela County, VA. There he grew to manhood and received his education. Soon after reaching his majority he came to Iowa and settled in Rossville.

In the year 1862, on Aug. 23, he was married to Miss Mary Dibble at Milton, Ia. In the same month Mr. Burgess had enlisted in Company I, Twenty-seventh regiment Iowa Infantry. He took his bride with him to Dubuque, where he was in camp. There they remained several weeks before he was ordered to the front, the young wife accompanying him and remaining for over a year, lending her assistance wherever she could in caring for the sick and wounded. Mr. Burgess was in active service for three years and was very fortunate in not being wounded seriously, although he was engaged in several hard-fought battles.

At Clinton, Ia, on Aug. 8, 1865, Mr. Burgess received an honorable discharge, being at that time sergeant of his company. They went to Waterloo, where they established a home and resided there for twelve years. They then went to a farm near Moorville, where they remained until about five years ago, when they removed to this city.

To this worthy couple six children were born. One daughter died in infancy. The surviving children are: Ruben A., Waterloo; Mrs. Lura G. Woodard, Seattle, Wash; J. Otto, Independence, James E. and Charles R. of this city. Nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, also survive, besides the widow to mourn his loss. Awaiting the arrival of the daughter from Washington, the funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock, at the house, in charge of F. M. Thompson Post, G.A.R., of which the deceased was an honorable member. Service will be conducted by the Rev. A. W. Henke, pastor of the M. E. church, and burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Waterloo, besides the remains of his little daughter.

Waterloo Evening Courier and Reporter
Tuesday, January 19, 1915
Page 8, Column 5

His widow Mary L. Burgess filed for a pension on Feb. 1, 1915 in Iowa.

Mary Louise (Dibble) Burgess died June 30, 1921, and is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa.

[Waterloo Evening Courier, Friday, July 1, 1921, Waterloo, Iowa]

MRS. MARY L. BURGESS

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Louise Burgess, who died yesterday morning, will be tomorrow at 10:30-a. m. at the O'Keefe and Towne Funeral Home. Rev. F. W. Court officiating. Burial will be in Fairview.

Mrs. Burgess was born in Pennsylvania, February 18, 1844. For many years she was a resident of Black Hawk County, the last 10 years making her home in La Porte City.

Her husband, J. O. Burgess, died in 1915.

The following children survive: R. A. and Otto Burgess, Waterloo; J. E. Burgess, Newton, Iowa; C. R. Burgess, Eau Claire, Wisconsin and Mrs. Lura Wood, Seattle, Washington.


Case, Henry He was born April 12, 1828 in Sullivan County, New York. He was the son of Richmond Case (1812-about 1844) and Lydia Wilder Pitts (1800 - about 1890). He married Rebecca Jones on April 4, 1856 in Bethel, Sullivan County, New York. They were married by Justice of the Peace Jessy Huse.

Henry and Rebecca Case Henry Case and his wife Rebecca (Jones) Case. Image found here

1850 Census, Boardman, Clayton County, Iowa: Henry Case (age 22, clerk, born New York). He was living with a group of other people. It may have been a boarding house.

1860 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa; Henry Case (age 32, born PA), Rebecca Case (age 26, born NY), Harry Case (age 3, born Iowa), Orvill J. Case (age 1, born Iowa), and Orvilla J. Case (female (age 1, born Iowa). The last two children look like twins. Family tree information shows that Orvill James Case died Sept. 10, 1862. Orvilla J. is most likely Jane listed in subsequent census records). There was a Harry (age 62) and Elizabeth (age 52) Case living next door to them. Others in the household were Abner (age 23, Caslena (age 20), and Allace E. (age 10).

1870 Census: Mansfield, Freeborn, Minnesota: Henry Case (age 43, farmer, born New York), Rebecca Case (age 38, born New York), Harry Case (age 13, born Iowa), Jane Case (age 10, born Iowa), Edgar Case (age 8, born Iowa) and Melvin Case (age 2, born Minnesota).

1880 Census, Blaine, Ida County, Iowa: Henry Case (age 51, farmer, born New York), wife Rebecca Case (age 46, born New York), son Edgar Case (age 18, born Iowa), son Melvin Case (age 12, born Minnesota), son Oscar Case (age 9, born Minnesota), and boarder William Robinson (age 22, farm laborer, born Wisconsin).

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living In Iowa: 27th Iowa: Henry Case, Private, Co. I, Present Post Office Address: Ida Grove.

1885 Iowa State Census: Blaine, Ida County, Iowa: Henry Case (Township 87, Range 39, Section 18, W, W, S W, age 56, farmer, born New York), Rebecca Case (age 51, born NY), Melvin Case (age 15, born Minnesota), and Oscar Case (age 13, born Minnesota)

1890 Veterans Census: Brenna and Hancock, Wayne County, Nebraska: Henry Case, Private, Co. I, 27th Iowa Inf. Enlisted Aug. 15, 1862. Discharged Aug. 8, 1865. Length of Service: 2 years, 11 months, 23 days. Post Office Address: Wayne, Wayne County, Nebraska. Disability Incurred: Very Close veins (varicose?)

1900 Census, Hoskins, Wayne County, Nebraska: Henry Case (born Apr. 1828, age 72, married 44 years, born New York, farmer), wife Rebecca Case (born June 1833, age 66, married 44 years, 0 children born, 0 still living, born New York). (0 children born has to be a mistake. The 1885 list of Ex-Soldiers in Iowa and the 1890 Veterans census shows that this is the same Henry Case that was in Iowa from 1860 through 1885).

Henry Case died January 26, 1902 in Hoskins, Nebraska.

His widow Rebecca Case filed for a pension on March 1. 1902 in Nebraska.

Rebecca (Jones) Case (born June 14, 1833), died January 17, 1907 in Hoskins, Nebraska.


Casey, Michael He was born May 27, 1832 in Ireland. (National Home Records). Note the National Homes records below say that he was at Dubuque Iowa after the war. I was unable to locate him (definitively) in any census record except the 1900 census.

He applied for a pension on June 29, 1880. His pension index record showed service with Company I, 27th Iowa Inf. and I 16 VRC (Veteran Reserve Corps).

U. S. National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Northwestern Branch, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin MILITARY HISTORY: Time and Place of Each Enlistment: August 18, 1862, Rossville, Iowa; Rank: private; Company and Regiment: Company I, 27th Iowa infantry; Time and Place of Discharge: June 18, 1864, Washington DC; Cause of Discharge: transfer. June 18, 1864 Washington, D.C. Rank: private; Company and Regiment: Company I, V. R. C.; Time and Place of Discharge: July 6, 1865 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Cause of Discharge: close of war. Kind and Degree of Disability: bilateral inguinal hernia, rheumatism and senile ability; When and Where Contracted; January 1, 1863, Parker's Cross Roads, Tennessee. DOMESTIC HISTORY: Where Born: Ireland, May 27, 1832; age 64; height 5.6, dark complexion, can read and write, religion: Catholic; occupation: laborer; Residence Subsequent to Discharge: Dubuque, Iowa, single. Name and address of nearest relative: Cousin: James Casey, Providence, R. I. HOME HISTORY: Rate of Pension: eight dollars; Date of Admission, Readmission and Transfer: Adm. NW. Mt. B. May 19, 1897. Trans to Dan B. Oct. 27, 1901. GENERAL REMARKS: Pension Certificate 397.460.

U. S. National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Danville Branch, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois MILITARY HISTORY: Time and Place of Each Enlistment: August 18, 1862, Rossville, Iowa; Rank: private; Company and Regiment: Company I, 27th Iowa infantry; Time and Place of Discharge: June 18, 1864, Washington DC; Cause of Discharge: transfer. June 18, 1864 Washington, D.C. Rank: private; Company and Regiment: Company I, V. R. C.; Time and Place of Discharge: July 6, 1865 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Cause of Discharge: close of war. Kind and Degree of Disability: hernia; When and Where Contracted; January 1, 1863, Parker's Cross Roads, Tennessee. DOMESTIC HISTORY: Where Born: Ireland; age 64; height 5.6, dark complexion, gray eyes, gray hair, can read and write, religion: Catholic; occupation: labor; Residence Subsequent to Discharge: Dubuque, Iowa. HOME HISTORY: Rate of Pension: eight dollars; Date of Admission, Readmission and Transfer: Adm. Mt. B. May 19, 1897. Rate of Pension: inc. 12.50. Trans to D. B. Oct. 27, 1901. Date of Death; March 18, 1904. Cause of Death: street car accident. GENERAL REMARKS: Pension Certificate 397.460. Effects: cash found on person: $.90. Location of Grave and Remarks: Buried in Home Cemetery, Section 2, Row 5, Grave 344.

1900 Census, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois - Illinois Central Hospital for the Insane. Michael Casey, (Born 1834, age 66, born Ireland).

Michael Casey died March 18, 1904 (National Home Records and Find a Grave) He is buried in Danville National Cemetery, Danville, Vermillion County, Illinois. Plot 2, 344/RS.

Old Soldier Killed by Street Car

Danville, Illinois March 19 – every week for the last three weeks a veteran inmate of the Soldiers' home has been run down and killed by the street cars. Michael Casey, recently of the Marion home, was killed Thursday evening. He was on his hands and knees when first seen by the motorman, and there was no opportunity to check the car. During the Civil War Casey served in Company I, 27th Iowa Infantry.

The Decatur Review, Sunday Morning, March 20, 1904

Note, based on this information and the 1904 calendar: "THURSDAY evening" was March 17, 1904 (Not March 18 as in other records).


Chalk, William He was born about 1834 in Newcastle West, Limerick, Ireland. He was the son of William I. O'Shaugnessy and Bridget Sullivan. He married Megan Margaret Frances O'Hara on Jan. 6, 1868 in McGregor, Clayton county, Iowa. She was the daughter of James O'Hara (Mar. 17, 1805 - Mar. 10. 1891) and Bridget Scanlon (May 20, 1802 - ?)

Name: William Chalk
Birth: 1834 in Newcastle West, Limerick, Ireland
Death: 23 Aug. 1894 in Chadron, Dawes, Nebraska
Burial: Chadron, Dawes, Nebraska, Calvary Cemetery
Alternate Spelling: Cemetery Records have last name as Chaulk

Note: NAME: William O'Shaughnessy or Chaulk listed in LDS records IGI batch 8394905 possibly a name change. Also wife is listed as Meg or Margaurite while marriage records at Chadron show Margaret O'Hara Megan. Added information from Dawes Co History (1984) shows name as Margaret Frances O'Hara

Civil War Service, Co., I, 27th Reg., Iowa Infantry Volunteers, from 22 Aug 1862, mustered out Clinton, Iowa 8 Aug 1865. Was a prisoner at Libby Prison, Richmond, VA. Became service disabled, drew pension, wife also drew widow's pension after his death.

Naturalized 13 Jan 1869, Waukon, Waukon, Iowa, Circuit Court.

Copy of obituary states they were married in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1867, then moving to Minnesota for 42 years, moving to Dawes County, NE, April 1890. At least one date in error, 90 - 67 = 23 years.

Nebraska Civil War Grand Army of the Republic
Last Name, First Name, Unit and GAR Post
CHALK, WILLIAM, 27TH IA INF, 304
304, Whitney, Dawes

Father: William I. O'Shaugnessy b: in Newcastle West, Limerick, , Ireland
Mother: Bridget Sullivan b: in , , , Ireland
Marriage: Megan Margaret Frances O'Hara b: 8 MAY 1838 in Newcastle West, Limerick, Ireland

Married: 6 JAN 1868 in McGregor, Clayton, IA

Evidently, also known as; Margaret Francis; married William Chalk II.
Some records are, and she was born as; Megan Margaret.

Birth: 8 MAY 1838 in Newcastle West, Limerick, Ireland
Death: 14 JAN 1911 in Chadron, Dawes, Nebraska
Burial: 16 JAN 1911 Chadron, Dawes, Nebraska, Calvary Cemetery

Children of William Chalk and Margaret O'Hara:

  1. Bridget Bea Chalk b: 21 Oct. 1868 in McGregor, Clayton, Iowa
  2. John Joseph Jack Chalk b: 2 Jul 1870 in Fairfax, Renville, Minnesota
  3. James Francis Chalk b: 14 Aug 1872 in Fairfax, Renville, Minnesota
  4. William Leo Chalk b: 23 Aug 1874 in Fairfax, Renville, Minnesota
  5. Edward Thomas Chalk b: BET 29 Oct 1877 AND 1879 in Fairfax, Renville, Minnesota
  6. Frances Margaret Frankie Chalk b: 24 Sep 1878 in Fairfax, Renville, Minnesota

1860 Census, McGregor, Clayton County, Iowa: Patrick Mullen (age 30,born Ireland), Ann Mullen (age 25, born Ireland) and William Chalk (age 25, born Ireland)

1870 Census, Cairo, Renville, Minnesota: William Chalk (age 35, farmer, born Ireland), Margaret Chalk (age 30, born Ireland) and Bridget Chalk (age 2, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Wellington, Renville, Minnesota: Wm. Chawk (age 45, farmer, born Ireland), wife Margaret Chawk (age 40, born Ireland), daughter Bridget Chawk (age 12, born Iowa), son John Chawk (age 10, born Minn.), son James Chawk (age 8, born Minn), son William Chawk (age 6, born Minn), son Thomas Chawk (age 4, born Minn), and son Margaret Chawk (age 2, born Minn.).

1885 Minnesota Territorial and State Census: Wellington, Renville, Minnesota: William chalk (age 50, born Ireland), Margaret Chalk (age 48, born Ireland), Bridget Chalk (age 16, born Iowa), John P. Chalk (age 14, born Minn), James Chalk (age 12, born Minn), William Chalk (age 10, born Minn), Edward Chalk (age 8, born Minn), and Frank Chalk (age 6, born Minn.).

William Chalk died Aug. 23, 1894 and is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Chadron, Dawes County, Nebraska.

Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans: William Chalk, Pvt., Co. I, 27th Regt. Iowa Infty. Cemetery: Edward Hatch, at Whitney, Neb. Date of Death August 25, 1894. I was unable to locate a cemetery called Edward Hatch. The tombstone photos were from Calvary Cemetery.

His widow Margaret Chalk filed for a pension on Sept 24, 1894 in Nebraska.

Margaret Chalk died Jan 14, 1911 and is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Chadron, Dawes County, Nebraska. The tombstone says CHAULK


Clark, Andrew Franklin He was born Mar. 19, 1847 in Kane, Illinois. He was the son of George W. Clark (1813 - Sept. 19, 1854) and Mary Eleanor Hayden (Feb. 14, 1819 - Feb. 14, 1899). He married Anna Maria Blair on Feb. 21, 1878 in Humboldt, Humboldt County, Iowa. They were listed as Frank Clark and A. M. Blair. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). She was the daughter of Robert King Blair (Feb 18, 1827 - Apr. 4, 1905) and Rehtse Louisa Litchfield (Nov. 22, 1827 - Jan 1, 1892).

1850 Census: Bonus, Boone County, Iowa: Geo. W. Clark (age 37, lumberman, born NY), Mary E. Clark (age 30, born NY), Diadona Clark (age 10, born PA), Hiram Clark (age 8, born NY), Caroline Clark (age 6, born Illinois, Andrew F. Clark (age 3, born Illinois), Portia Clark (age 1, born Illinois), Susan Clark (age 22, born NY), Pliny Clark (age 14, born Pennsylvania), Walter Pipe (age 19, born England), Mary Franklin (age 11, born PA), Andrew F. Clark (age 34, millwright, born NY), ??adma Clark (age 32, born NY) and Levi P. Clark (age 20, born NY).

1860 Census: Hanover, Allamakee County, Iowa: Hance Hanson (age 52, born Norway), Mary Hanson (age 33, born Norway), Jane Hanson (age 7, born Iowa), Albert Hanson (age 6, born Iowa), Henry Hanson (age 3, born Iowa), Edly S. Hanson (age 4/12, born Iowa) and Frank Clark (age 13, born Illinois).

1870 Census: Elba, Winona, Minnesota: Mary E. Clark (age 51, born New York), Frank Clark (age 23, farmer, born Illinois), Portice Clark (age 20, born Illinois), Alora Clark (age 16, born Wisconsin), George Clark (age 16, born Wisconsin).

1880 Census: Humboldt, Humboldt County, Iowa: Frank Clark (age 33, stone mason, born Illinois), wife Annie M. Clark (age 29, born Wisconsin), and boarder Sarah Conner (age 20, born Iowa.)

1900 Census: Altoona, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin: Frank Clark (born Mar 1847, age 53, married 21 years, born Illinois, mason), wife Anna M. Clark (born Dec. 1850, age 49, married 21 years, 5 children born, 4 still living, born Wisconsin), son Paul M. Clark (born Dec. 1882, age 17, born Iowa), daughter Vera H. Clark (born Apr. 185, age 15, born Wisconsin), daughter Vesta F. Clark (born Nov. 1888, age 11, born Iowa), and son Ertel V. Clark (born Dec. 1890, age 9, born Iowa).

1905 Wisconsin State Census, Augusta, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin: Frank Clark (age 58, born Illinois, Mason), wife Anna Clark (age 54, born Wisconsin), son Paul Clark (age 22, born Wisconsin), daughter Vera Clark (age 20, born Wisconsin), daughter Fay Clark (age 16, born Wisconsin) and son Vaughn Clark (age 14, born Wisconsin).

1910 Census: Augusta Ward 2, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin: Frank Clark (age 63, married 1 time for 31 years, born Illinois, Contractor - mason work), wife Anna M. Clark (age 59, married 1 time for 3 (sic) years, 5 children born, 4 still living), daughter Vera H. Clark (age 25, born Wisconsin), daughter Vesta F. Clark (age 21, born Iowa), son Ertel V. Clark (age 19, born Iowa), niece Mildred E. Vaughan (age 25, married 1 time for 6 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Wisconsin), grand nephew Morris K. Vaughan (age 3, born Wisconsin) and grand Nephew Mahlan Vaughan (age 3/12, born Wisconsin).

1920 Census: Salmon, Lemhi County, Idaho. Frank Clark (age 72, born Illinois, Truck gardener), wife Anna M. Clark (age 69, born Wisconsin), daughter Vesta F. Clark (age 31, born Iowa), and son E. Vaughn Clark (age 29, born Iowa).

Frank Clark died Dec. 27, 1924 in Salmon, Ia. (Pension Index Record). He is buried in City Cemetery, Salmon, Lemhi County, Idaho.

His widow Anna M. Clark filed for a pension on Jan 31, 1925 in Idaho.

Anna M. Clark (born Dec. 29, 1850), died July 9, 1943. She is buried in City Cemetery, Salmon, Lemhi County, Idaho.


Clough, Gardner Spaulding He was born Aug. 22, 1820 in East Charleston, Orleans County, Vermont. He was the son of Jabez Clough (June 5, 1794 - July 4, 1872) and Letty Capron (Feb. 7, 1796 - June 19, 1868). He married Laura Hemingway Joslin on Oct. 31, 1846 at St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont. She was the daughter of Sylvanus Joslin and Martha Hemingway.

Gardner S. Clough (Note the photo was found on Find a Grave. It is noted that it was drawn by his son Fred Martin Clough)

1850 Census: Concord, Essex County, Vermont: Gardner Clough (age 29, Laborer, born Vermont), Laura Clough (age 22, born Vermont), Fernando C. Clough (age 3, born Vermont), Emily Clough (age 2, born Vermont) and Aldin Clough (age 9/12, born Vermont).

1856 Iowa State Census: Pilot Grove, Winneshiek County, Iowa: Gardner Clough (age 34, born Vermont), Happyloma?? Clough (age 27, born Vermont), Fernando Clough (age 9, born Vermont) and Aldine Clough (age 6, born Vermont). The family had been in the state of Iowa for less than 1 year. (There is an Edward Clough (age 30) with family and Hiram Clough (age 34) with family living next to them. Family records show that they are brothers to Gardner S. Clough.)

1860 Census: Hanover, Allamakee County, Iowa: Gardner Cluff (age 39, molder, born Vermont), Laura H. Cluff (age 31, born Vermont), Fernando Cluff (age 13, born Vermont), Aldine Cluff (age 10, born Vermont), Frede Cluff (age 4, born Iowa) and John Cluff (age 8/12, born Iowa).

1870 Census: Lee, Buena Vista County, Iowa: Gardiner Clough (age 49, farmer, born Vermont), Laura H. Clough (age 41, born Vermont), Fernando Clough (age 22, farmer, born Vermont), Fred M. Hough (age 14, farm laborer, born Iowa), John F. Clough (age 10, farm laborer, born Iowa) and William S. Clough (age 2/12, born Iowa).

Gardner S. Clough died February 27, 1877. He is buried in Lone Tree Cemetery, Sioux Rapids, Lee Township, Buena Vista County, Iowa. (Iowa Cemetery Records. - Tombstone Records of Buena Vista County, Iowa)

His widow Laura Clough filed for a pension on Jan. 6, 1878.

1880 Census: Lee, Buena Vista County, Iowa: Laura H. Clough (age 51, widowed, born Vermont), son Fred M. Clough (age 24, farmer, born Iowa), son John F. Clough (age 20, farmer, born Iowa), son Willie Clough (age 10, born Iowa).

Laura (Joslin) Clough (born Nov. 4, 1828), died Feb. 17, 1901. She is buried in Lone Tree Cemetery, Sioux Rapids, Buena Vista County, Iowa.

Laura Hemingway Clough 1828-1901
Posted By: Cathy Jacobsen

Obituary from the Alta Adviser newspaper dated Friday, March 1, 1901: Another Settler at Rest

One by one the pioneers of Buena Vista County are passing away. It is with sincere sorrow that we this week chronicle the death of Mrs. Laura Clough, which occurred at the home of her son, W. L. Clough, Sunday, February 17, 1901 of quick consumption.

Laura H. Joslin was born at West Concord, Vermont, 1828. Her girlhood was spent in Vermont where she was united in marriage to Gardner S. Clough.

In the forties they emigrated to the then wild state of Iowa, settling in Winneshiek County. About 1860 they moved to Waukon, Allamakee County. Mr. Clough enlisted from there serving during the Civil War. In 1866 they again came west landing in what is now Sioux Rapids, June 15, 1866. They camped beside the sod house of Michael Hollingsworth on the present site of Hotel Parker. Mr. Clough at once took up a homestead on Section 20, Lee Township, the quarter now owned by John and Will, where he died February 27, 1877. Mrs. Clough continued to reside on the homestead with her son until her death.

She was the mother of seven children: Fernando E. now of Elk Falls, Kansas; Emily, who died at the age of six; Aldine M. of Salem, Oregon; Fred M. of Everly, Iowa; John F. of Lee Township; Cassius who died when four years old; and William L. of Lee Township.

The deceased was not a member of any church, but was a fond, faithful wife and a self sacrificing mother, and a kind and true friend. Of such it is said, "good and faithful servant enter in." The bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.

Fred M. Clough of Everly was in the county and did not get word of his mother's death until Tuesday evening. He came at once but was too late for the funeral, which was held Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Reverend F. L. Fiske, after which she was laid to rest in Lone Tree Cemetery beside her husband.

From the Sioux Rapids Press.


Coffman, James H. He was born Apr. 25, 1845 in Illinois. He was the son of Henry Coffman (1802 - July 31, 1885) and Sally Joles (1812 - June 8, 1892). His brother Thomas J. Coffman also served in Company I, 27th Iowa. He married Retta Hollenbeck on Jan. 1, 1875 in Buffalo, Nebraska (Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995). She was most likely the daughter of J. H. and Charlotte Hollenbeck (on the 1870 census in Decatur, Van Buren, Michigan).

James H. Coffman Image of James H. Coffman was found here

1850 Census: LeRoy, Boone County, Illinois: Henry Coffman (age 49, farmer, born PA), Salley Coffman (age 39, born NY), Wm. H. Coffman (age 19, born PA), John L. Coffman (age 17, born PA), Mary A. Coffman (age 16, born PA), Emeline M. Coffman (age 14, born PA), Thos. J. Coffman (age 10, born PA), Jas. H. Coffman (age 6, born Illinois), and Alpheus Johnson (age 69, born VT).

1856 Iowa State Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Henry Coffman (age 44, born PA), Sally Coffman (age 44, born NY), Leander Coffman (age 23, born PA), Thos. J. Coffman (age 15, born PA), James H. Coffman (age 11, born Ill), Mariettta F. Coffman (age 5, born Ill), George W. Coffman (age 3, born Ill). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 3 years.

1860 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Henry Coffman (age 59, farmer, born PA), Sally Coffman (age 47, born NY), Leander Coffman (age 27, farmer, born PA), Thomas J. Coffman (age 19, farmer, born PA), James Coffman (age 15, farmer, born Ill.), Marilla Coffman (age 9, born Ill.), George Coffman (age 7, born Ill). Matice E. Hoag, (age 24, housekeeper, born PA), Don A. Hoag (age 4, born Iowa) and Delbert Hoag (age 1, born Iowa).

1878 Washington State and Territorial Census: Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington: J. H. Coffman (age 32, born Ill.), R. H. Coffman (age 24, teacher, born NY).

1879 Washington State and Territorial Census: Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington: J. H. Coffman (age 33, mechanic, born Ill), R. H. Coffman (age 25, born New York).

1885 Washington State and Territorial Census: Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington: J. H. Coffman (age 37, r.r. man, born Ill).

1889 Washington State and Territorial Census, Pierce County, Washington: J. H. Coffman (age 44, druggist, born Ill), wife R. H. Coffman (age 36, born NY)

1892 Washington State and Territorial Census: Pierce County, Washington: J. H. Coffman (age 46, merchant, born Ill), Ritta H. Coffman (age 38, born NY) and Elmer J. Coffman (age 23, clerk, born Iowa).

1900 Census: McNeil Island, Pierce County, Washington: James H. Coffman (born Apr. 1845, age 55, married 25 years, born Illinois, guard) wife Retta H. Coffman (born May 1853, age 47 married 25 years, 0 children born 0 still living, born New York). (note other occupations in close proximity were Warden US Penn, Cook at US Penn. It is reasonable to assume he was a guard at a US Penitentiary).

1910 Census: Tacoma Ward 3, Pierce County, Washington: James H. Coffman (age 65, married 2 times, born Iowa, Clerk, Court House), roomer Maria M. Gibson (age 31, married two times, currently for 12 years, 0 children born, born Eng.).

James H. Coffman filed for a pension on Jan. 12, 1914 in Washington.

1920 Census: Tacoma Ward 3, Pierce County, Washington: James H. Coffman, (lodger, age 74, widowed, born Illinois, no occupation.)

James H. Coffman died Jan. 8, 1927 at Tacoma, Washington (Pension Index Record). He is buried in the Tacoma Mausoleum at Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington.


Coffman, Thomas J. He was born Sept. 20, 1840 in Illinois (Per roster, but all census records say born PA). He was the son of Henry Coffman (1802 - July 31, 1885) and Sally Joles (1812 - June 8, 1892). His brother James H. Coffman also served in Company I, 27th Iowa.

1850 Census: LeRoy, Boone County, Illinois: Henry Coffman (age 49, farmer, born PA), Salley Coffman (age 39, born NY), Wm. H. Coffman (age 19, born PA), John L. Coffman (age 17, born PA), Mary A. Coffman (age 16, born PA), Emeline Coffman (age 14, born PA), Thos. J. Coffman (age 10, born PA), Jas. H. Coffman (age 6, born Illinois), and Alpheus Johnson (age 69, born VT).

1856 Iowa State Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Henry Coffman (age 44, born PA), Sally Coffman (age 44, born NY), Leander Coffman (age 23, born PA), Thos. J. Coffman (age 15, born PA), James H. Coffman (age 11, born Ill), Mariettta F. Coffman (age 5, born Ill), George W. Coffman (age 3, born Ill). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 3 years.

1860 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Henry Coffman (age 59, farmer, born PA), Sally Coffman (age 47, born NY), Leander Coffman (age 27, farmer, born PA), Thomas J. Coffman (age 19, farmer, born PA), James Coffman (age 15, farmer, born Ill.), Marilla Coffman (age 9, born Ill.), George Coffman (age 7, born Ill). Matice E. Hoag, (age 24, housekeeper, born PA), , Don A. Hoag (age 4, born Iowa) and Delbert Hoag (age 1, born Iowa).

1870 Census, Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Henry Kauffman (age 69, farmer, born PA), Sarah Kauffman (age 59, born NY), Thomas Kauffman (age 30, teaching school, born PA), Marilla Kauffman (age 20, born Ill.), and George Kauffman (age 17, born Illinois).

Thomas J. Coffman died Jan. 18, 1872 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Allamakee County, Iowa.

His father Henry Coffman filed for a pension on June 17, 1882.

His mother Sally Coffman filed for a pension on Mar. 11, 1884 in Illinois.


Colegrove, Albert Emmett He was born Oct. 21, 1830 in New York. He was the son of Minor T. Colegrove (1807 - May 9, 1868) and Betsy A. Treman/Truman. He married Eliza J. Spaulding. I found an online family tree that said he married Lillian Spaulding. But all census records, the 1925 Iowa State Census and marriage records of Elisabeth F. Colegrove and Olive May Colegrove all show their mother's name as Eliza J. Spaulding.

A. E. Colegrove, miller and farmer, Fairview Township; born in Tompkins County, New York, in 1830, reared in the milling business, and in 1860 moved to Iowa, and engaged in his present business at Bunker Hill, now called Ion. In 1862 he enlisted in Company I, 27th Iowa Volunteers; at the close of the war he returned to his present location. Unfortunately, he is nearly blind, having left the service in that condition. His home is pleasantly situated on the Yellow River, 10 miles northwest of McGregor, Iowa.

History of Allamakee County, W.E. Alexander, 1882, Page 482

Ion was another of the good milling points on Yellow river in the early times. Indeed, it was at one time the most important in the valley. Girts and Colegrove in 1874, built a new flouring mill, which they put into operation January 1, 1875. There is not (now?) a general store at Ion kept by Olive G. Grady; and Geo. M. Hulse is the shoemaker. Mr. A. E. Colegrove, miller and farmer, came here in 1860, but served in the Civil war, which service cost him his eyesight, and when his sight entirely failed he removed to Waukon, where he resided for many years, until his death in 1902.

Chapter 19, Past & Present of Allamakee County, 1913, pages 271 - 272.

1850 Census: Hector, Tompkins County, New York: Minor Colegrove (age 43, Inn Keeper, born NY), Betsey Ann Colegrove (age 40, born NY), A. E. Colegrove (age 19, born NY), Julia Ann Colegrove (age 17, born NY) and Mary Elizabeth Colegrove (age 15, born NY).

1860 Census, Linton, Allamakee County, Iowa: A. E. Colegrove (age 29, farmer, born NY), Eliza Colgrove (age 22, born NY), Armena R. Colgrove (age 7/12, born NY) and Mathew Kennason (age 20, farm laborer, born NY),

1870 Census, Fairview, Allamakee County, Iowa: Albert Colgrove (age 39, farmer, born NY), Eliza Colgrove (age 30, born NY), Elizabeth Colgrove (age 7, born NY), Anna Colgrove (age 2, born Iowa), Betsy Colgrove (age 60, born NY), Ida Colgrove (age 16, born NY), and Charles Dean (age 29, farm laborer, born NY).

1880 Census: Ion, Allamakee County, Iowa: Albert E. Colgrove (age 49, farmer, weak eyes, born New York), wife Liza Jane Colgrove (age 42, born New York), daughter Liza F. Colgrove (age 17, born New York), daughter Olive M. Colgrove (age 5, born Iowa), mother Betsy A. Colgrove (age 69, widowed, born New York).

1885 List of Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa: 27th Iowa: A. E. Colegrove, Sergeant, Co. I, Post Office: Ion.

1885 Iowa State Census: Fairview, Allamakee County, Iowa: Albert Colgrove, (Bl. 5, Lot 1, Ion, age 54, farmer, born NY), Eliza Colgrove (age 45, born NY), Betsy A. Colgrove (age 75, retired, born NY), Ollie Colgrove (age 9, born Allamakee County, Iowa), Etta Colgrove (age 2, born Allamakee County, Iowa).

1895 Iowa State Census Makee, Allamakee County, Iowa: Albert E. Colegrove (age 62, born NY, retired farmer, Religion: M.E.; Blind, not in State College for Blind; Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the War of the Rebellion: Co. I, 27th Iowa, Infantry, Rank, Sergt), Eliza J. Colegrove (age 54, born NY), Lizzie F. Colegrove (age 30, born NY), Olive M. Colegrove (age 20, born Allamakee County, Iowa) and Etta Colegrove (age 12, born Allamakee County, Iowa).

1900 Census: Makee, Allamakee County, Iowa: Albert E. Colgrove A (born Oct 1830, age 69, married 41 years, born New York, Pensioner), wife Eliza J. Colgrove (born May 1836, age 64, married 41 years, 6 children born, 2 still living, born New York), daughter Lizzie F. Colegrove (born Jan 1863, age 37, divorced, 1 child born, 1 still living, born New York), Grand Daughter Etta J. Colegrove (born Oct, 1883, age 16, born Iowa).

Albert E. Colegrove died July 2, 1902 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Lot 416, Hwy. 76, Waukon, Allamakee Iowa.

His widow Eliza J. Colegrove filed for a pension on August 25, 1902 in Iowa.

1925 Iowa State Census, Waukon, Allamakee County, Iowa. Sisters Lizzie Colegrove (age 60) and Etta Durant (age 37) were living in the same household in 1925. Lizzie Colegrove was listed as head of household. Etta J. Durant was identified as her sister. They both listed their parents as Albert D. Colegrove and Eliza J. Spaulding. (Note; that's actually a little odd. Etta was listed as a granddaughter on the 1900 census. I would have thought she was the daughter (or niece) of Lizzie, not her sister).


Craig, Samuel He was born about 1831 in Ireland. He was the son of William Craig.

Submitted by Elton Watlington
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Seth and Samuel Craig were born in county Donegal, Ireland, and accompanied their family to America and to the farm in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. Their family farm was listed in the name of J. Craig in 1873. They arrived in the Port of New York July 3, 1849, on the S.S. Chenango, from Belfast, Ireland. Older brothers were already settled in the U.S., and their father is said to have been refused a visa to come to the U.S. because of a severe back injury. Nancy, the mother, who came in 1849 is thought to be the mother of only the younger children. The mother of Seth, born 1836, is known to have been Mary Wilson, who had died previous to 1849.

The William Craig children were:

  1. Alexander, b. 1820, m. Martha Gallagher. Raised a family at Pawnee City, Nebraska. Alexander is buried at Pawnee City Cemetery.
  2. John, b. ca. 1827, never married.
  3. Matilda, b. ca. 1828, m. 1854, Samuel Jameson, in Hanover, Illinois.
  4. Samuel, a Union soldier, Co. I, 27 Regiment, Iowa Infantry. He was killed at the battle of Pleasant Hill, LA (Red River Campaign)
  5. William, b. ca. 1839, m. Lizzie , several children.
  6. Sarah Jane, m. Alex Moore; one son, John Moore.
  7. Seth, b. 1836, (Union soldier, Co. I, 27 Regiment, Iowa Infantry. Oct. 3, 1862-Aug. 8, 1865) m. Eliza Gallagher. Settled in Summerfield, Kansas, near Pawnee City, Neb. Their children were: William James (b. Jan 1861, Waterville, Iowa); Martha and Mary (twins b. Jan 1863, Waterville, Iowa); Lizzie (Eliza) m. Van Lew, (b. 1869, Iowa); Seth Dugry (called ``D''), (b. 1871, Hanover, Illinois); Matilda (Tillie), b. 1873, Hanover, Illinois, m. William M. Hood. This Uncle Seth visited the O. W. Hammond family in Tennessee. He had homesteaded land in Kansas, on the Nebraska border.
  8. James, m. Margaret (Shanks) Irwin: four children John, Mary, Matie and Agnes
  9. David, (Union soldier), missing in Civil War, and believed to have died in that conflict.
  10. Robert, died in childhood.
  11. Nancy, b. ca. 1842, arrived in U.S. with family July 3, 1849.

Samuel Craig was initially reported as missing in action at the Battle of Pleasant Hill. The Roster lists him as killed in action. Since Samuel served in the same Company I, 27th Iowa Infantry, as his Brother Seth Craig, I feel quite confident that his missing in action was substantiated later as death. Another brother went to war with the 45th Illinois Infantry Regiment and was reported Missing in Action also. His unit was practically wiped out in heroic action storming the ramparts at Vicksburg, MS. Thus the emigrant Craig family had three sons enlisted with Union Forces and two made the supreme sacrifice.


Craig, Seth He was born April 8, 1836 in Ireland. He was the son of William Craig and Mary Wilson. He married Eliza Jane Gallagher on Sept. 19, 1857 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. ( Illinois, Marriages, 1815-1935).

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Seth and Samuel Craig were born in county Donegal, Ireland, and accompanied their family to America and to the farm in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. Their family farm was listed in the name of J. Craig in 1873. They arrived in the Port of New York July 3, 1849, on the S.S. Chenango, from Belfast, Ireland. Older brothers were already settled in the U.S., and their father is said to have been refused a visa to come to the U.S. because of a severe back injury. Nancy, the mother, who came in 1849 is thought to be the mother of only the younger children. The mother of Seth, born 1836, is known to have been Mary Wilson, who had died previous to 1849.

The William Craig children were:

  1. Alexander, b. 1820, m. Martha Gallagher. Raised a family at Pawnee City, Nebraska. Alexander is buried at Pawnee City Cemetery.
  2. John, b. ca. 1827, never married.
  3. Matilda, b. ca. 1828, m. 1854, Samuel Jameson, in Hanover, Illinois.
  4. Samuel, a Union soldier, Co. I, 27 Regiment, Iowa Infantry. He was killed at the battle of Pleasant Hill, LA (Red River Campaign)
  5. William, b. ca. 1839, m. Lizzie , several children.
  6. Sarah Jane, m. Alex Moore; one son, John Moore.
  7. Seth, b. 1836, (Union soldier, Co. I, 27 Regiment, Iowa Infantry. Oct. 3, 1862-Aug. 8, 1865)
  8. James, m. Margaret (Shanks) Irwin: four children John, Mary, Matie and Agnes
  9. David, (Union soldier), missing in Civil War, and believed to have died in that conflict.
  10. Robert, died in childhood.
  11. Nancy, b. ca. 1842, arrived in U.S. with family July 3, 1849.

Seth Craig's family left a rather good genealogical record and report that after the war Seth and family lived in Rossville, Iowa, then homesteaded land at Summerfield, Kansas, near Pawnee Co, Nebraska. He had married Eliza Gallagher in Hanover, Ill., in l857. Their children were:

  1. William James (b. Jan 1861, Waterville, Iowa)
  2. Martha and Mary (twins b. Jan 1863, Waterville, Iowa)
  3. Lizzie (Eliza) m. Van Lew, (b. 1869, Iowa)
  4. Seth Dugry (called "D"), (b. 1871, Hanover, Illinois)
  5. Matilda (Tillie), b. 1873, Hanover, Illinois, m. William M. Hood

Their children were born in Iowa or Hanover, Ill. which were in adjoining counties across the state line. Seth lived in Kansas but an older brother Alexander Craig lived in Pawnee Co. NE. Seth and his family were buried in the Pawnee City Community Cemetery. His wife died in l907, but Seth lived until l926, l5th of Feb. All of his children except Mary Jane Curry settled in Nebraska.

1880 Census, Plum Creek, Pawnee County, Nebraska: Seth Craig (age 44, farmer, born Ireland), Elisa J. Craig (age 46, born Ireland), son Wm. J. Craig (age 19, born Iowa), daughter Mary J. Craig (age 17, born Iowa), daughter Martha A. Craig (age 17, born Iowa), daughter Eliza G. Craig (age 10, born Iowa), son Seth D. Craig (age 8, born Iowa), daughter Matilda E. Craig (age 6, born Iowa) and boarder Robert Gillepsie (age 57, farmer, born Indiana).

1885 Nebraska State Census: Plumcreek, Pawnee County, Nebraska: Seth Craig (age 48, farmer, born Ireland), wife Eliza Craig (age 51, born Ireland), son William Craig (age 24, farmer, born Iowa), daughter Mary Craig (age 22, born Iowa), daughter Martha Craig (age 22, born Iowa), daughter Eliza Craig (age 15, born Iowa), son Seth Craig (age 13, born Illinois) and daughter Matilda Craig (age 11, born Illinois).

1900 Census: Mission Creek, Pawnee County, Nebraska: Seth Craig (born Apr. 1837, age 63, married 42 years, born Ireland, Immigrated 1856, in US 44 years, naturalized, farmer), wife Lizzie J. Craig (born Jan 1833, age 67, married 42 years, 9 children born, 6 still living, born Ireland, immigrated 1855, in US 45 years, naturalized), daughter Lizzie Craig (born Aug. 1870, age 29, born Iowa), son Dugan S. Craig (born June 1872, age 27, born Illinois), daughter Matilda Craig (born Oct. 1874, age 24, born Illinois).

Eliza J. (Gallagher) Craig died April 27, 1907 and is buried in Pawnee City Cemetery, Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Nebraska.

1910 Census: Mission Creek, Pawnee County, Nebraska: Seth D. Craig (age 38, married 1 time for 1 years, born Illinois, general farmer), wife Elizabeth R. Craig (age 26, married 1 time for 1 year, 1 child born), father Seth Craig (age 74, widowed, born Ireland, immigrated 1854, naturalized, no occupation), brother Wm. James Craig (age 50, farmer, born Iowa).

1920 Census: Mission Creek, Pawnee County, Nebraska: Demetrius D. VanLew (age 49, born Iowa, General Farming), wife Elizabeth G. VanLew (age 50, born Iowa), daughter Elizabeth VanLew (age 16, born Nebraska), son Everett L. VanLew (age 13, born Nebraska), father-in-law Seth Craig (age 83, widowed, born Ireland)

Seth Craig died Feb. 15, 1926 at Summerfield, Kansas (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Pawnee City Cemetery, Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Nebraska, Lot 83 1/2, Section Hazel, Grave 2

Pioneer of Pawnee County is Called.

Pawnee City, Neb. Feb. 18--Seth Craig, one of the old pioneers of Pawnee county, and a Civil War veteran, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. D. D. Van Lew, of Mission Creek on Tuesday. Mr. Craig was born at Letterkenney, Donegal County, Ireland on April 6, 1836. He came to the United States when he was seventeen years of age, and settled at Galena, Ill. In 1877 he moved to Pawnee County, Neb., where he lived until his death. He was married to Elisa Gallagher in 1857, to which union nine children were born, six of whom survive. Mrs. Craig preceded her husband in death in 1907. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Mission Creek Church. Burial at Pawnee City.

The Lincoln Star - Thursday, February 18, 1926.


Dailey, James He was born about 1834 in Ireland. He married Ann Norton on April 20, 1867 in Clayton County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). It appears from census records that this may have been a second marriage for Ann Norton. The Norton children are listed as stepchildren for James Dailey. She (and several children) was listed on the 1860 census with Thomas Norton, (age 33, born 1827, born Ireland). The 1925 Iowa State census for several Norton children show their parents names as Thomas Norton and Ann Finney. She was probably the daughter of Fas (?) and Katherine Finney (from the 1860 census). Thomas Norton died in 1863 and is buried in Catholic Cemetery, Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa.

1870 Census: Read, Clayton County, Iowa: James Dailey (age 38, farmer, born Ireland), Anna Dailey (age 36, born Ireland), Peter Dailey (age 2, born Iowa) Patrick Dailey (age 4/12, born Iowa). Finning Norton (age 63, no occupation, born Ireland), Catherine Norton (age 62, born Ireland), James Norton (age 14, born Conn.), Thomas Norton (age 12, born Iowa), Bridget Norton (age 10, born Iowa), Wm. Norton (age 8, born Iowa), John Norton (age 6, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Read, Clayton County, Iowa: James Dailey (age 47, farmer, born Ireland), Ann Dailey (age 45, born Ireland), Step daughter Bridget Norton (age 20, born Iowa), step son John Norton (age 16, born Iowa), son Peter Dailey (age 12, born Iowa), daughter Rosann Dailey (age 7, born Iowa), son Patrick Dailey (age 6, born Iowa) and daughter Mary Dailey (age 11/12, born June in Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Orleans, Winneshiek County, Iowa: James Daley (Township 99, Range 10, age 53, farmer, born Ireland), Annie Daley (age 49, born Ireland), James Norton (age 28, born Conn.), Bridget Norton (age 24, born Iowa), John Norton (age 21, born Iowa), Peter Dailey (age 17, born Iowa), Rosa Daley (age 12, born Iowa), Patrick Daley (age 11, born Iowa), and Mary Daley (age 5, born Iowa.)

1890 Veterans Census: Wentworth and Lake View, Lake County, South Dakota: James Dailey (Private, Co. I, 27 Iowa Inf. Enlisted August 22, 1862, discharged Aug. 8, 1865, length of service 2 years, 11 months, 26 days. Post office address: Madison, South Dakota. Disability Incurred: Deafness & Rupture. Is not able to do any work.

His widow Ann Dailey filed for a pension on June 23, 1894 in South Dakota.

1900 Census: Egan, Moody County, South Dakota: Ann Dailey (born May 1835, age 65, widowed, 10 children born, 7 still living, born Ireland), Mary Dailey (born June 1879, age 20, born Iowa).

It appears that James Dailey died in Moody County. The Moody County Museum has a list of veterans. It lists: James Dailey, Civil War, 27th IA, Co. I, enlisted 8/22/1862. Discharged 8/8/1865, PVT. Unfortunately it has a column for Cemetery, but does not list the cemetery for him.

Ann Dailey died April 27, 1909 (United States Veterans Adrministration Pension Payment Card). It appears that Ann Dailey, Peter Dailey, Patrick Dailey and Mary E. Dailey are buried in Saint Simon & Jude - Flandreau Cemetery, Moody County, South Dakota. (another listing calls it Old Catholic - Flandreau Cemetery). There is an Unknown Dailey buried in the same cemetery.

The 1925 Iowa State Census for Bridget (Norton) Farrell shows her father's name as Thomas Norton. Mother's name Ann Finning. The 1925 Iowa State census for Thomas Norton shows the same names. In 1860 Thomas and Ann Norton were living with an older couple. The names are indexed as Fas Flinney (age 50) and Katharine Flinney (age 50). Unfortunately the actual census record is so faint, I can't tell if that is the correct names or not. But I would assume they are her parents.


David, Thomas W. He was born about 1826 in Wales. He married Margaret Williams. She was the daughter of Francis H. Williams and Ann Harris.

Note this is from a biography for Francis H. Williams. It is quite extensive, so I did not type the entire biography. It was found here: It starts on page 1139. (. . . indicates places where there is additional information in the biography).

Francis H. Williams was born in Monmouthshire, Wales, June 27, 1810. His parents, Thomas and Ann (Roberts) Williams, were natives of the same county, and were there married. . .

Their son Francis H., of whom we write, remained an inmate of the home of his birth until he was sixteen years old, and was then apprenticed to gain a knowledge of the wagon-maker's trade, being bound under the Government for seven years, his father being his bondsman. Our subject served his time, and became a first-class wagon-maker, and then worked at his trade in different places, finally putting up a shop in his native shire, and erected a house. Besides carrying on the manufacture of wagons he also did cabinet work and made furniture. He continued in that business in Wales until 1850, when he determined to try his fortunes in America, and sailing from Newport to Bristol on a packet, there embarked on the ship "Mary Ann Peters" and after a voyage of eight weeks, in which severe storms were encountered, he landed safely in New York. He went to Utica, NY and worked at building there for a year and a half. After that he followed the same vocation in Racine, Wisconsin. He established his home there, but was often engaged in Chicago a part of the time, in the employ of the Chicago and Galena Railway Company, building bridges, and he worked on the bridge of that company that spans Rock River at Rockford, Ill. A year later Mr. Williams moved to Allamakee County, Iowa, of which he became a pioneer, purchasing 140 acres of wild land from the Government. It was partly timbered and partly prairie land, and with infinite toil he converted it into a well-improved farm, with a good set of buildings, and there lived in his comfortable home until the spring of 1863, when he sold out, having decided Nebraska possessed superior advantages and attractions, and wishing to avail himself of them. . . .

Mr. Williams was married in Mommouthshire, Wales, Sept. 29, 1833, to Miss Ann Harris, daughter of William and Margaret (Lewis) Harris, natives of Wales. . . . To her and her husband seven children have been born, as follows: Margaret, Anne E, Emma C., Louisa P., William H., Mathew B. and Sarah J. Margaret married Thomas W. David, who is at present farming in Allamakee County, Iowa; Ann E. married H. Harris, a farmer of Allamakee County, and they have one child, Ida S; Emma married S. Oxley, a farmer in Winneshiek County, Iowa, and they have four children, names: Ida N., Ernest S., Alden and Nellie; Louisa married Silas Greenslate, a merchant of Elmwood, and they have five children, namely: Delbert, Bertha, Ellis, Fern and Dean; William, who is farming in Colorado, is married and has one daughter, Maud; Mathew, a farmer in Stove Creek Precinct, is married and has two children, Silas B. and Lottie M. Sarah married James Turk, a farmer in Stove Creek Precinct, and they have one child, Alden.. . . .

Portrait and Biographical Album of Otoe and Cass Counties, Nebraska.
Chicago, Chapman Brothers, 1889, pages 1139-1140

1856 Iowa State Census: Union Prairie, Allamakee County, Iowa: Thomas W. David (age 27, farmer, born Wales), Margaret David (age 21, born Wales). They had been in the state of Iowa for 1 year.

1860 Census: Union Prairie, Allamakee County, Iowa: Thomas David (age 34, farmer, born Wales), Margaret David (age 25, born Wales), John David (age 10, born Illinois), and Emma Williams (age 17, housekeeper born Wales).

1870 Census: Union Prairie, Allamakee County, Iowa: Thomas David (age 44, farmer, born Wales), Margaret David (age 35, born Wales), John David (age 20, born Illinois), and Elion David (age 10, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Union Prairie, Allamakee County, Iowa: Thomas David (age 54, farmer, born Wales), wife Margaret David (age 46, born Wales), Loring VanPelt (age 15, adopted son. born Illinois) and Augusta VanPelt (age 11 adopted daughter, born Illinois).

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa: 27th Iowa: T.W. David, Private, Co. I, Post Office: Waukon.

1885 Iowa State Census: Union Prairie, Allamakee County, Iowa: Thomas W. David (Township 90, Range, 6, section 22, E 1/2 SE, age 54, farmer, born Wales), Margaret David (age 50, born Wales).

1895 Iowa State Census: Makee, Allamakee County, Iowa: Thomas David (age 68, born Wales, light laborer, religion Baptist, Soldier in the War of the Rebellion: Co I, 27 Iowa Inf., musician), Margaret David, age 60, born Wales, Religion Baptist).

1900 Census: Makee, Allamakee County, Iowa: Thomas David (born Feb. 1826, age 74, married 49 years, born Wales, immigrated 1844, in US 55 years, retired farmer), wife Margaret David (born Aug. 1834, age 65, married 49 years, 0 children born, 0 still living, born Wales, immigrated 1850, in US 49 years).

Thomas W. David died July 11, 1908 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery-Main, Lot 569, Makee Township, Allamakee County, IA,

His widow Margaret David filed for a pension on Aug. 10. 1908.

Margaret (Williams) David died Mar. 20, 1922. She is buried in Oakland Cemetery-Main, Makee Township, Allamakee County, Iowa.


Dubes, Elias He was born Sept. 17, 1828 in Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Jacob Dubes (Sept. 19, 1787 - Oct. 22, 1851) and Elizabeth Motter (April 20, 1798 - Feb. 6, 1878). He married Hannah Sawvell on Jan 8, 1852 in Harrison Ohio. She was the daughter of Michael Sawvell and Sarah Warner.

1850 Census: Manheim, York County, Pennsylvania: Jacob Dubbs (age 64, farmer, born PA), Elizabeth Dubbs (age 54, born PA), Lamanda Dubbs (age 22, born PA), Elias Dubbs (age 20, Carpenter, born PA), Joseph Dubbs (age 13, born PA), Susan Dubbs (age 9, born PA).

1860 Census, Fairview, Allamakee County, Iowa: Galins(?) Dubs (age 30, farmer, born PA), Hanah Dubs (age 32, born Ohio), Flora J. Dubs (age 7, born Ohio), Lucinda C. Dubs (age 7, born Iowa), Michael F. Dubs (age 5, born Iowa), Daniel Dubs (age 5, born Iowa), Sarah E. Dubs (age 4, born Iowa), and Margaret Dubs (age 1, born Iowa). (Note: Flora J and Lucinda appear to be twins. The 1880 census says they were both born in Ohio. I typed the 1860 census as written).

1880 Census, Silver, Cherokee County, Iowa: Elias Dubes (age 51, farmer, born PA), wife Hannah Dubes (age 53, born Ohio), daughter Flora J. Dubes (age 27, born Ohio), daughter Lucinda Dubes (age 27, born Ohio), son Michael Dubes (age 25, born Iowa), daughter Maggie Dubes (age 21, born Iowa), daughter Amanda E. Dubes (age 18, born Iowa), Grandchild Cora McCorkle (age 10, born Iowa), Grandchild Irvin Smith (age 5, born Iowa), and Grand Child James Duffer (age 14, born New York).

1885 Iowa State Census: Silver, Cherokee County, Iowa: Elias Dubes (section 22, NE 1/4 NE 1/4, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Hannah Dubes (age 57, born Ohio), Maggie Dubes (age 26, born Clayton County, Iowa), Jennie Howard (age 15, born Ohio).

1900 Census: Silver, Cherokee County, Iowa: Elias Dubes (born Sept. 1828, age 71, married 48 years, born Pennsylvania, farmer), wife Hanna Dubes (born May 1827, age 73, married 48 years, 8 children born, 2 still living, born Ohio), s-law Emanuel Howard (born Oct. 1843, age 56, married 23 years, born Ohio), daughter Nancy Howard (born July 1855, age 44, married 23 years, 2 children born 1 still living, born Ohio).

Hannah (Sawvell) Dubes (born May 1827), died Apr. 1907 and is buried in Good Hope Cemetery, Cherokee, Cherokee County, Iowa.

1910 Census: Silver, Cherokee County, Iowa: Elias Dubes (age 81, widowed, born Pennsylvania, own income), daughter Margaret A. Juber (age 51, widowed, 2 children born, 1 still living, born Iowa), Granddaughter Hannah A. Juber (age 15, born Iowa).

Elias Dubes died June 18, 1913 (Pension Index Record) and is buried in Good Hope Cemetery, Row 2, Cherokee, Cherokee County, Iowa.


Eells, Daniel He was born Jan. 29, 1840 in Sheakleyville, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Edward Eells (Jan. 7, 1804 - Apr. 19, 1859) and Anna Howell (1805 - 1852). He married Polly Ann Greenslate on Aug. 26, 1862 in Allamakee County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Herman Greenslate (Aug. 25, 1805 - July 24, 1867) and Sally Bemis ((Jan 12, 1815 - Feb. 3, 1907) (She was indexed as Rolly Grunstate on the 1860 census in Allamakee County, Iowa). His cousins Harvey and Tiffany Eells also served in Company I, 27th Iowa.

Note: Edward, Lewis, and Loren Eells were brothers. They each had a son that served in Company I, 27th Iowa. More on this family can be found here

Edward Eells & Anna Howell/Hull were married in 1823 in Cortland Co., NY & they had 10 children. The family moved to Ashtabula Co., Ohio in 1828. The numbers in the household of Daniel Eells on the 1830 census of Denmark, Ashtabula Co., OH indicate that several of their grown children spouses, and grandchildren were living with them at that time, including Edward & Anna. They moved to Crawford Co., Pennsylvania in 1834. The family is listed on the 1840 & 1850 censuses of Greenwood, Crawford Co., PA. Edward & Anna moved to Allamakee Co., IA about 1851. Anna died in 1852 in Allamakee Co., IA.

Edward was appointed Postmaster of Union Prairie, Allamakee County in 1852. Edward is listed with the children on the 1854 & 1856 state censuses of Union Prairie, Allamakee, Iowa. In 1856 he is living next door to the household of William & Elizabeth Goforth, both age 28 and born in New York. Edward remarried Elizabeth Goforth on December 06, 1857 in Waukon, Allamakee Co., IA. Edward Eells died in 1859 in Allamakee Co., IA. Edward and Anna are buried in the City Cemetery, near the south side of Waukon, Iowa.

Mr. Eells, of Union Prairie, Allamakee county, died very suddenly last Monday week. He is supposed to have died from apoplexy. At dinner he was as well as usual and eat heartily, and before three o'clock he was a corpse.

Source: The Hawkeye; Burlington, Iowa; May 3, 1859

Daniel Eells was born on January 29, 1840 in Greenwood Twp., Crawford Co., PA. He is listed with his parents at age 9 on the 1850 census of Greenwood, Crawford Co., PA. Daniel's mother died in 1852 when he was about age 12. His father remarried in 1857 and died in 1859. Daniel is listed at age 19 with several of his siblings in the household of his married brother Giles on the 1860 census of Makee Twp., Allamakee Co., IA. Daniel enlisted in the Union Army on Aug 15, 1862; his older brother Enos served in the Confederate Army. Daniel was promoted to Eighth Corporal Oct 15, 1864, Seventh Corporal Mar 26, 1865, and Fourth Corporal Jun 28, 1865, in Company I, under Capt George Miller, of the 27th Infantry, Iowa Volunteers. Daniel married Polly Ann Greenslate about 1865 and they had 7 children. The family is listed on the 1870 census of Union Prairie, Allamakee, IA, living next door to the household of Giles Eells. Daniel & Polly moved from Iowa to Nebraska some time between 1870 to 1880. The family is listed on the 1880 & 1885 censuses of Tipton, Cass Co., NE. I have not found them on the 1900 census at this time. They are listed on the 1910 census of Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE; Polly is listed as having had 7 births with 4 surviving children at that time. Daniel Eells died on March 03, 1913 in Lincoln, Lancaster Co. NE. His cause of death was listed as Acute Nephritis.

Excerpt from "History and Genealogical Record of the REIDS, EELL'S, THOMPSON'S and Their Related Families of The United States of America" By WARREN E. REID. Lt. Col USAF (Retd), Everett, PA 15537, May 1998

143 Daniel Eells, born Jan 29, 1840, Greenwood Township, Crawford County, Pa. mar. Polly Ann Greenslate, born 1839, in New York, and who died Dec 15, 1928; Daniel died Mar 3, 1913, Lincoln, Neb. Both are buried in the Elmwood, Neb., cemetery. Daniel, a Union Civil War Veteran enlisted Aug 15, 1862, and was promoted to Eighth Corporal Oct 15, 1864, Seventh Corporal Mar 26, 1865, and Fourth Corporal Jun 28, 1865, in Company I, under Capt George Miller, of the 27th Infantry, Iowa Volunteers.

Daniel and Polly Ann's address Lincoln, Neb., before their death, was 843 North 22nd Street.

The 1870 Census and family records show four children born in Allamakee County, Iowa:

  1. G. Daniel b. Sep 20, 1864, mar. Hattie Stofer, he was a farmer near Dawson City, NE and reared a family of four children, Ruth b. about 1895, Roy b. about 1896, Walter b. about 1897 and Onice Eells;
  2. Herbert Enos b. Jan 17, 1867 lived in Lyons, CO;
  3. Cora Gertrude b. Nov 24, 1868 mar. John Eidman, Elmwood, NE; and
  4. Naomi M. Eells, born Aug 12, 1873. She never married.

The author of this book, being a first cousin once removed, lived in Naomi Eell's home at the foregoing address of her parents, for a short time in the fall of 1940, while attending the Univ. of Nebraska.

1850 census Greenwood, Crawford Co., PA: Edward Eells, (age 45, farmer, b. NY). Anna, (age 44, b. NY), Giles, (age 22, farmer, b. NY, farmer) Andrew, (age 20, b. NY, farmer), Martha, (age 18, b. OH), Enos, (age 16, farmer, b. OH), Edward, (age 14, b. OH), Catharine, (age 12, b. PA), Daniel, (age 9, b. PA), Dayton, (age 6, b. PA)

1856 Iowa State Census: Union Prairie, Allamakee County, Iowa: Edward Eells (age 52, born Connecticut, farmer), Jiles P. Eells (age 28, born New York, farmer), A. J. Eells (age 26, born Ohio), farmer), Catherine Eells (age 18, born Pennsylvania), Daniel Eells (age 15, born Pennsylvania, farming), Spicer D. Eells (age 11, born Pennsylvania) and Agnes Mason (age 23, born Norway). The Eells family had been in the state of Iowa for 4 years

1860 census Makee Twp., Allamakee Co., IA: G. P. Eells, (age 31, farmer, b. NY), Louisa, (age 24, Housekeeper, b. PA), A. J. (age 29, b. OH), Edward, (age 24, b. PA), Daniel, (age 19, b. PA), Spicer D., (age 15, b. PA)

May 5, 1862 - list of heirs of Edward Eells in a probate document submitted by Giles P. Eells & Andrew J. Eells:
Polly Hazen resides in Crawford Co., Penn. & is a daughter of the deceased.
Giles P. Eells resides in Allamakee Co., Iowa & is a son of the deceased.
Andrew J. Eells resides in Allamakee Co., Iowa & is a son of the deceased.
Edward Eells resides in Allamakee Co., Iowa & is a son of the deceased.
Martha Williams resides in St Croix Co., Wis. & is a daughter of deceased.
Catherine Reid resides in Allamakee Co., Iowa & is a daughter of deceased.
Daniel Eells resides in Allamakee Co., Iowa & is a son of the deceased.
Spicer D. Eells resides in Allamakee Co., Iowa & is a son of the deceased.
And Enos Eells whose residence is unknown, is also a son of the deceased.

1870 census Union Prairie, Allamakee, IA: Daniel Eells, (age 30, farmer, b. PA), Polly, (age 28, keeping house, b. NY), Girdon (?), (male, age 5, b. IA), Herbert, (age 4, b. IA), Cora, (age 3, b. IA), Lucinda, (age 6 months, b. IA).

1879 Nebraska State Census: Tipton, Cass County, Nebraska: Daniel Eells (age 38, born Penn), Polly A. Eells (age 38, born NY), Gerdan Eells (age 14, born Iowa), Herbert Eells (age 12, born Iowa), Cora G. Eells (age 9, born Iowa), Naomie Eells (age 5, born Nebraska)

1880 Census, Tipton, Cass County, Nebraska: Daniel Eells (age 40, farmer, born Pennsylvania), wife Polly A. Eells (age 40, born New York), son Girden Eells (age 16, works on farm, born Iowa), son Herbert Eells (age 14, works on farm, born Iowa), daughter Cora G. Eells (age 11, born Iowa) and daughter Naome Eells (age 6, born Nebraska).

1885 Nebraska State Census, Tipton, Cass County, Nebraska: Daniel Ells, (age 44, farmer, born Penn), Pollie Eells (age 44, born NY), son Herbert Eells (age 18, farming, born Iowa), daughter Cora Eells (age 16, born Iowa), daughter Norma Eells(age 11, born Neb)

1900 Census: Stove Creek, Cass County, Nebraska: Daniel Eells (born Jan. 1840, age 60, married 37 years, born Pennsylvania, farmer), wife Pauli Eells (born June 1840, age 59, married 37 years, 7 children born, 4 still living, born New York), daughter Naome Eells (born Aug. 1875, age 24, born Nebraska).

1910 Census: Lincoln Ward 3, Lancaster County, Nebraska: Daniel Eells (age 70, married 1 time for 38 years, born Pennsylvania, retired), wife Pauline Eells (age 69, married 1 time for 38 years, 7 children born, 4 still living, born New York), daughter Nioma Eells (age 36, born Nebraska).

Daniel Eells died March 3, 1913 from acute nephritis. He is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Elmwood, Cass County, Nebraska, Lot 284, Grave 1.

His widow Polly Eells filed for a pension on Mar. 8, 1913 in Nebraska.

Polly (Greenslate) Eells (born June 13, 1840) died Dec. 14, 1928 from Bronchial Pneumonia and senility. She is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Elmwood, Cass County, Nebraska.

Children of Daniel Eells and Polly Greenslate

  1. Girden Daniel Eells b: Sept. 20, 1864 in Waukon, Allamakee Co., IA
  2. Herbert Enos Eells b: Jan 17, 1867 in Waukon, Allamakee Co., IA
  3. Cora Gertrude Eells b: Nov. 24, 1868 in Waukon, Allamakee Co., IA
  4. Lucinda Eells b: Jan 22/23, 1870 in Waukon, Allamakee Co., IA , died young
  5. Nellie Ells, born Mar. 12, 1871, died July 3, 1872
  6. Naomi M. Eells b: Aug. 12, 1873 in Elmwood, Cass Co., NE
  7. Unknown

Eells, Harvey He was born about 1840 in Pennsylvania. He was the son of Lewis Eells (Oct. 8, 1805 - 1853) and Nancy Crandall (1808 - after 1860). He married Mary Northrup on Aug. 26, 1862 in Lansing, Allamakee County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). His cousins Daniel and Tiffany Eells also served in Company I, 27th Iowa.

Note: Edward, Lewis, and Loren Eells were brothers. They each had a son that served in Company I, 27th Iowa. More on this family can be found here

Lewis Eells was born on October 08, 1805 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT. His parents are listed on the 1810 census of Waterbury, CT when he was about age 5. The family moved to New York about 1814, and they are listed on the 1820 census of Solon Twp., Cortland Co., NY when he was about age 15. Lewis married Nancy Crandall about 1825 and they had 13 children. His parents moved from New York to Ohio in 1828 and I believe Lewis & Nancy went with them. The numbers in the household of Daniel Eells on the 1830 census of Denmark, Ashtabula Co., OH indicate that several of their grown children spouses, and grandchildren were living with them at that time, including Lewis & Nancy. They moved from Ohio to Pennsylvania in 1834, and the numbers indicate they were living in the household of Daniel Eells on the 1840 census of Greenwood Twp., Crawford Co., PA. The settlement of Daniel Eells estate in August 1842 lists Lewis as a son of Daniel. I have not been able to find Lewis and family on the 1850 census at this time. Lewis Eells died in 1853 in Crawford Co., PA. His widow Nancy & several of his children are listed on the 1860 census of Greenwood Twp., Crawford Co., PA

Children of Lewis Eells and Nancy Crandall

  1. Nelson Eells b: 1828
  2. Orson Eells b: 1833
  3. Harvey Eells
  4. Walter Eells
  5. Betsy Eells
  6. Julia Eells b: 10 Aug 1842
  7. Annabel Eells b: 1844
  8. Polly Eells
  9. Sarah Eells b: Abt 1848
  10. Louisa Eells
  11. Emily Eells
  12. Fidelia Eells
  13. John Eells

1860 Census: Union Prairie, Allamakee County, Iowa: Nelson Eells (age 35, farmer, born NY), Louisa Eells (age 26, born PA), Nancy El. Eells (age 7, born PA), Louis E. Eells (age 5, born PA), Mary E. Eells (age 3, born PA), Thomas A. Eells (age 1, born Iowa), Mary McCracken (age 24, servant born PA), Harvy Eells (age 21, born PA). (They were living next door to G. P. Eells Family. Next to G. P. was the Loren Eells family)

1870 Census: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa: Harvey Ells (age 30, works in paper mille, born Pennsylvania), Mary Ells (age 28, born New York), Emma D. Ells (age 6, born Iowa) and Frank Ells (age 3, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Frankville, Winneshiek County, Iowa: Harvey Eels (age 40, farmer, born Pennsylvania), wife Mary Eels (age 39, born NY), daughter Emma Eels (age 16, born Iowa), son Frank Ells (age 13, born Iowa), and son Walter Ells (age 1, born Iowa).

California, Voter Registers, 1866-1898 1959, Harvey Eells, age 43, born Penn, Farmer, Residence: Visalia, Tulare County, CA. Sept. 19, 1884

California, Voter Registers, 1866-1898 2057, Harvey Eells, age 48, born Penn, laborer, Residence: Visalia, Tulare County, CA. Oct. 1, 1888

California, Voter Registers, 1866-1898 1818, Harvey Eells, age 53, 5 feet 8 inches, Medium build, brown eyes, gray hair, scars on 3d and 4th fingers of left hand, born Pennsylvania, Residence, Hanford, Tulare County, CA. Sept. 12, 1892.

Mary P. Eells married William K. Rich on Aug. 21, 1890 in San Luis, Obispo, California (California, County Marriages, 1850-1952)

Harvey Eells died Oct. 7, 1893 (Pension Index Record). (Other sources say Oct. 14, 1893). He is buried in Hanford Cemetery, Old Lot 223, Hanford, Kings County, CA. (GAR Post Union #79, Dept. of California)

A pension was filed for a minor on Feb. 5, 1894. Mary P. Rich was guardian.


Eells, Tiffany He was born about 1839 in Pennsylvania. He was the son of Loren Eells and Lucretia Tiffany. His cousins Daniel and Harvey Eells also served in Company I, 27th Iowa.

Note: Edward, Lewis, and Loren Eells were brothers. They each had a son that served in Company I, 27th Iowa. More on this family can be found here

Loren Eells was born about 1813 in Waterbury, CT. His parents moved from Connecticut to New York about 1814, and they are listed on the 1820 census of Solon Twp., Cortland Co., NY when he was about age 7. His parents moved from Connecticut to Ohio in 1828, and they are listed on the 1830 census of Denmark, Ashtabula Co., OH. Loren married Lucretia Tiffany, probably about 1833. His parents moved from Ohio to Pennsylvania in 1834. Loren remarried Mary Elizabeth Kilpatrick in 1838 in Crawford Co., PA and they had 6 children. The family is listed on the 1840 census of Fallowfield Twp., Crawford Co., PA. The settlement of Daniel Eells estate in August 1842 lists "Lorin" as a son of Daniel. I have not found Loren & family on the 1850 census at this time. Loren and his family moved to Iowa in 1851 and owned a farm close to the farm of his brother Edward. Both families are listed on the 1854 state census of Union Prairie, Allamakee, Iowa. Following the death of Edward, Loren was appointed Postmaster of Union Prairie in 1859, a position he held until the post office was discontinued in 1868. The family is listed on the 1860 census of Marion Prairie, Allamakee Co., IA. Warren Reid's book states that Loren died in Allamakee County, Iowa in 1870, but there is a record listed on www.ancestry.com for a Loren Eells whose will was probated on Aug. 24, 1868 in Jasper Co., MO that seems to be this Loren. Loren Eells died in 1868 or 1870, in Jasper Co., MO or Allamakee Co., IA.

Excerpt from "History and Genealogical Record of the REIDS, EELL'S, THOMPSON'S and Their Related Families of The United States of America" By WARREN E. REID. Lt. Col USAF (Retd), Everett, PA 15537, May 1998.

Loren Eells, born 1813, Waterbury, Conn., mar. (1) Lucretia Tiffany, and (2) Elizabeth Killpatrick in Crawford County, Pa., about 1838. Loren and his family moved to Iowa in 1851 and owned a farm close to the farm of his brother Edward. Following the death of Edward, Loren was appointed Postmaster of Union Prairie in 1859, a position he held until the post office was discontinued in 1868. He died in Allamakee County, Iowa in 1870. Six children were born of this marriage: John a Civil War Veteran died in 1863 at Jackson, Tenn., Lenthall was Superintendent of Schools Allamakee County and had a family of five children; Sidney Oscar mar. Emma Rosina Reid, daughter of James Reid, Crawford County, Pa. Apr 2, 1868, then moved to Joplin, Mo. where they reared a family of five children, Mary A. died as an infant, Mary Eells and William K. Eells, who lived, reared a family of three children and died in Reeds Springs, MO.

1856 Iowa State Census: Union Prairie, Allamakee County, Iowa: Loren Eells (age 43, farmer, born New York), Elizabeth Eells (age 44, born PA), John T. Eells (age 17, born Penn), Lenthel Eells (age 14, born Penn.), Sidney O. Eells (age 12, born Penn.), Wm. K. Eells (age 5, born Penn), Mary E. Eells (age 2, born Iowa). The family had been in the State of Iowa for 4 years. (Note, I believe John T. Eells, is Tiffany Eells. His mother was Lucretia Tiffany and he died in 1863 in Jackson, Tenn.)

1860 Census: 1860 census Union Prairie, Allamakee Co., IA, Loren Eells, (age 46, farmer, b. NY), Elizabeth, (age 48, housekeeper, b. PA) John T., (age 21, farmer, b. PA), L. O., (age 17, student, b. PA), Sydney, (age 16, farmer, b. PA), William K., (age 9, b. PA), Mary E., (age 6, b. PA).

Tiffany Eells died May 26, 1863, from pneumonia, and is buried in Corinth National Cemetery, Section B, Plot 3253 Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi.


Fay, Daniel M. He was born July 2, 1825 in Richmond, Chittenden County, Vermont. He was the son of Henry Talcott Fay (1797 - May 16, 1876) and Almina Partch. He was married to Amanda Cornelia Ford on September 17, 1848 at Pierpont, Ashtabula Co. Ohio by Elder Dodge of the Free Will Baptist Church.

1850 Census, Boardman, Clayton County, Iowa: Daniel M. Fay (age 22, farmer, born NY), Amanda C. Fay (age 22, born Ohio), Ambrose E. Fay (age 8/12, born PA), and Henry T. Fay (age 53, farmer, born Vermont).

1860 Census, Read, Clayton County, Iowa: D. M. Fay (age 55, farmer, born New York), Amanda C. Fay (age 53, born Ohio), Ambrose Fay (age 10, born Pennsylvania) and Cornelia E. Fay (age 4, born Iowa).

Military service: August 18, 1862; Iowa Infantry, Company I, 27th Regiment, he was honorably discharged January 16, 1863

Military service: January 25, 1864; Iowa 1st Cavalry, Company M, he was honorably discharged June 14, 1865.

1870 Census, Boardman, Clayton County, Iowa: Amanda Fay (age 44, born Ohio), Ambrose E. Fay (age 20, laborer, born Pennsylvania), Cornelia E. Fay (age 14, born Iowa), Merritt Fay (age 10, born Iowa), and Delmer M. Fay (age 2, born Iowa). No Daniel.

1880 Census, Saint John, Clayton County, Iowa: Amanda C. Fay (age 45, divorced, born Ohio), son Delmer M. Fay (age 12, born Iowa). Note: Homer Fay (age 18, born Iowa, servant) was living next door with the Henry Meden family.

1885 Minnesota Territorial and State Census, Jordan, Fillmore, Minnesota: Amanda Fay (age 60, born Ohio), A. E. Fay (age 34, born PA), A. M. Fay (age 24, born Iowa), D. A. Fay (age 17, born Iowa) and Maude Fay (age 6, born Iowa).

1900 Census, Roseville, Warren County, Illinois, Dan M. Fay (born July 1828, age 71, married 30 years, born New York, carpenter), wife Harriet L. Fay (born June 1826, age 73, born Pennsylvania, married 30 years, 0 children born).

Daniel M. Fay died March. 27, 1904 and is buried in Roseville Cemetery, Roseville, Warren County, Illinois.

His widow Amanda Merritt filed for a pension on Oct. 9, 1896 in Minnesota. A contest Widow Hattie L. Fay filed for a pension on June 6, 1904 in Illinois.

Amanda (Ford) Merritt was born December 20, 1825 in Ohio and died in 1916.

Hattie L. Fay died in 1907 and is buried in Roseville Cemetery, Roseville, Warren County, Illinois.

Children of Daniel M. Fay and Amanda Ford:

  1. Ambrose E. Fay - born February 1849 in Pennsylvania
  2. Cornelia (Fanelia?) E. Fay - born 1856 in Boardman Township, Clayton County, Iowa
  3. Merritt Homer Fay - born December 1860 in Boardman Township, Clayton County, Iowa
  4. Delmer M. Fay - born 1868 in Boardman Township, Clayton County, Iowa

Fitzpatrick, James He was born about 1838 in Ireland. He was the son of William Frank Fitzpatrick and Bridget (Bridie) MaGuire. He married Mary Ellen Malone on Oct. 10, 1857 at Clayton County, Iowa. (Iowa, County, Marriages, 1838-1934).

Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800 - 1945: James Fitzpatrick. Arrival Date: Sept. 22, 1849. Age: 12 years. Estimated Birth Year: 1837. Port of Departure: Liverpool, England. Ship Name: Savanah. Port of Arrival: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Birthplace: Ireland.

1870 Census: Jackson, Nodaway County, Missouri: James Fitzpatrick (age 33, farmer, born Ireland), Mary Ellen Fitzpatrick (age 30, born Indiana), Thomas Fitzpatrick (age 11, born Iowa), John Fitzpatrick (age 7, born Iowa), Mary Fitzpatrick (age 2, born Missouri), William Fitzpatrick (age 2/12, born Missouri) and Ellen Fitzpatrick (age 5, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Jefferson, Nodaway County, Missouri: James Fitzpatrick (age 43, farmer, born Ireland), wife Mary E. Fitzpatrick (age 39, born Indiana), son John Fitzpatrick (age 19, born Iowa), daughter Ellen Fitzpatrick (age 18, born Iowa), daughter Mary Fitzpatrick (age 12, born Missouri), son William Fitzpatrick (age 9, born Missouri), son James Fitzpatrick (age 7, born Missouri), son Simon Fitzpatrick (age 5, born Missouri), son Lawrence Fitzpatrick (age 3, born Missouri), and daughter Allace Fitzpatrick (age 1, born Missouri).

1890 Veterans Census: Jefferson, Nodaway, Missouri: James Fitzpatrick: Private, Co. I, 27 Iowa Vol. Enlisted August 1861, Discharged Jan 1863. Length of Service 1 year, 5 months. Post Office Address: Clyde, Nodaway County, MO. Disability Incurred: Discharge on Disability. Remarks: a log fell on his left side.

1900 Census Taylor, Harrison County, Iowa: James Fitzpatrick (born June 1837, age 62, married 42 years, born Ireland, Merchant), wife Mary E. Patrick (born Oct. 1840, age 59, married 42 years, 10 children born, 2 still living *, born Ohio), son Simon Fitzpatrick (born Jan. 1875, age 24, born Missouri), daughter Mary S. Ryan (born July 1868, age 31, widowed, 3 children born, 3 still living, born Missouri), Grandson James Ryan (born July 1893, age 6, born Iowa), granddaughter Veda Ryan (born June 1894, age 5, born Iowa) and granddaughter Blanche Ryan (born Nov. 1896, age 3, born Iowa). (*Note 2 still living is most likely an error. She has additional children still living in 1910. In 1910, she said 8 still living).

1910 Census, Taylor, Harrison County, Iowa: James Fitzpatrick (age 76, married 1 time for 53 years, born Ireland, immigrated: not known, own income), wife Mary E. Fitzpatrick (age 70, married time 53 years, 10 children born, 8 still living, born Ohio), son Wm. Fitzpatrick (age 40, born Missouri), son Lawrence Fitzpatrick (age 33, born Missouri), son Frank Fitzpatrick (age 29, born Missouri),

Mary (Malone) Fitzpatrick died in 1911 and is buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Harrison County, Iowa.

James Fitzpatrick died Jan. 21, 1920 at Modale, Iowa (Pension Index Record). Modale is in Harrison County, Iowa. He is most likely buried in Magnolia Cemetery, in Harrison County, Iowa. WPA Records show J. Fitzpatrick with no dates is also listed (as well as Mary Malone Fitzpatrick (1838 - 1911). This is most likely James Fitzpatrick. (Update 7/6/2012: It now appears from Find a Grave that the James Fitzpatrick buried in Magnolia Cemetery, is the son of James and Mary (born 1872). Mary Fitzpatrick is buried in Magnolia Cemetery. Her name is linked to James Fitzpatrick born June, 1837. HIS memorial says his place of burial is "Unknown". )


Fossum, Christian Tiedemandsen He was born Aug. 10, 1839 in Torpen Norde Land, Norway. He was the son of Tiedemand Arnensen Fossum (1796 - Aug. 15, 1860) and Anne Handsdotter Lundsaeteren Goplien (1797 - 1893). He married Gurina Olsdotter Moen on March 21, 1867 in Lansing, Iowa. Note: Marriage record says Gurine Olson (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). She was the daughter of Ole Einarsen Lillemo (July 26, 1807 - Nov. 11, 1889) and Jonette Johnsdtr (Feb. 14, 1821 - 1867).

Christian T. Fossum1880 Census: Center, Allamakee County, Iowa: Christian Fossum (age 41, farmer, born Norway), wife Grena Fossum (age 41, born Norway), son Theodore Fossum (age 13, born Iowa), daughter Olena Fossum (age 11, born Iowa), daughter Anna Fossum (age 9, born Iowa), son Martain Fossum (age 8, born Iowa), son Albert Fossum (age 6, born Iowa) and son Menich Fossum (age 4, born Iowa). They were living next to Ole O. Moen (age 73, farmer, born Norway). Is this is the father of Gurina?)

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa, 27th Iowa: Christian T. Fossum, Private, Co. I. Present Post-Office Address: Lansing.

1885 Iowa State Census: Center, Allamakee County, Iowa: Christ Fossum (Township 98, Range 4, Section 1, NE NE, age 45, farmer, born Norway), Gulia Fossum (age 45. born Norway), Theodore Fossum (age 19, born Allamakee County, Iowa), Lena J. Fossum (age 16, born Allamakee County, Iowa), Anne H. Fossum (age 14, born Allamakee County, Iowa), Martin G. Fossum (age 12, born Allamakee County, Iowa), Albert Fossum (age 10, born Allamakee County, Iowa), Minnick Fossum (age 8, born Allamakee County, Iowa).

1895 Iowa State Census, Center, Allamakee County, Iowa: Christian Fossum (age 55, born Norway, farmer, Religion: Lutheran, Soldier in the War of the Rebellion, Co. I, 27 Iowa, Private), Gurina Fossum (age 55, born Norway, Lutheran), Theodore Fossum (age 27, born Iowa, Lutheran), Anna H. Fossum (age 24, born Iowa, Lutheran), Martin G. Fossum (age 22, born Iowa, Lutheran), Albert Fossum (age 20, born Iowa, Lutheran), Mennich Fossum (age 18, born Iowa, Lutheran), Alice H. Ritterman (age 0, born Iowa).

1900 Census, Iowa Soldiers Home, Linn, Marshall County, Iowa: Christian T. Fossum (born Aug. 1839, age 60, married, born Norway, immigrated 1857, in US 43 years, naturalized, farmer).

1900 Census: Center, Allamakee County, Iowa: Gurina Fossum (born Sept. 1840, age 59, married, 8 children born, 5 still living, born Norway), son Theodore Fossum (born May 1867, age 33, born Iowa), son Minic Fossum (born June 1866, age 23, born Iowa).

1910 Census, Center, Allamakee County, Iowa. Christian T. Fossum (age 70, married 1 time for 43 years, born Norway), wife Gurine Fossum (age 70, married 1 time for 43 years, 8 children born, 4 still living, born Norway), son Theodor Fossum (age 43, born Iowa).

Property: 1917, Owns 120.41 acres, sec. 1, Center township, Route 2, Lansing, Allamakee Co., IA

Christian T. Fossum died August 1, 1918 at Rugby, North Dakota. (per family records and obituary). Note Pension Index Records and Veterans Administration Pension Payment Card says he died August 25, 1918, at Maxbass, North Dakota. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Section D, Lot 11, Lansing Township, Allamakee County, Iowa

Submitted by Cheryl Fossum Graham

I am happy to clarify the information about Christian's death. I have attached the obituary from the files I inherited from my aunt, Gladys Fossum. I have documented the dates and locations to the extent possible. What is true is that he went to North Dakota in about 1901 and homesteaded with my grandfather, Mennick. According to the 1900 census he was living at the Iowa Soldiers Home before he left for North Dakota. He died on 1 Aug 1918 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Rugby, North Dakota. His daughter, Anna Henrietta Fossum Ritterman, was living around Rugby at the time of his death. It it most likely that Anna and Mennick accompanied his body back to Iowa for burial. He is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lansing Iowa. I have no information about the cause of death.

I note that there is also a question on the records of the 1880 census about Ole Olsen Moen. Ole was Christian's father-in-law. Deeds for adjoining farms were recorded in 1873.


Obituary

At the Good Samaritan Hospital in Rugby, on Thursday has occurred the death of Mr. Christian T. Fossum, a man well known to all the early settlers of this community.

Had he lived until the tenth of this month he would have been seventy-nine years of age. He was born in Norway, coming to this country at the age of nineteen. Arriving here a stranger in a strange land he was very much impressed with the opportunities which the new world presented to him and firmly resolved to prepare himself for citizenship in this, the land of his adoption and by diligent endeavors and intensive studies he succeeded in mastering the language and other studies, so that he was soon qualified to be a splendid American citizen.

At the age of twenty-one he enlisted in Co. I, 27th Regiment Iowa Volunteers and received his discharge at the close of the Civil War after three years of active honorable service.

Soon after his arrival at home in Iowa he became engaged to Miss Julia Moen, to whom he was married. Eight children in all were born to bless the happy union, four of whom still live to mourn the death of a kind and devoted father.

In 1901 he came out to North Dakota and filed on a homestead here in Hastings township and for a number of years past he has made his home with his son Mennick. He has always been passionately fond of reading, the Bible and Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress being his favorite books, and in his declining years he has received much comfort and inspiration from the reading of the Holy Scriptures.

He has always been known as a man of quiet and reserved manners and has always won the respect of all who knew him.

The remains were taken to his old home at Lansing, Iowa for burial. Funeral services were held last Sunday, August 4th.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the bereaved wife and sons and daughters.

Note the name of the newspaper was not included with the obituary. The following information was handwritten on the clipping: Born Aug. 10, 1839. Died Aug. 1, 1918.

Gurina Fossum (born Sept. 12, 1839), died Jan. 27, 1921 in Lansing Iowa. She is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Section D, Lot 11, Lansing Township, Allamakee County, Iowa.


Fuller, Josiah S. He was born about 1829 in New York.

1860 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: S. Fuller (age 30, farmer, born NY), Hariet S. Fuller (age 20, born NY), Frank Fuller (age 3, born Wisconsin), Mary Scott (age 26, housekeeper, born NY), and Edward Scott (age 1, born MO).

1870 Census: Northfield, Rice County, Minnesota: Josiah Fuller (age 39, born New York), Harriet Fuller (age 29, born New York), Frank Fuller (age 12, born Wisconsin) and Francis Fuller (age 8, born Wisconsin).

1880 Census, Greenvale, Dakota County, Minnesota: Josiah Fuller (age 45, farmer, born NY), wife Harriet Fuller (age 40, born NY), son Frank Fuller (age 23, born Wis.) and daughter Frances Fuller (age 18, born Iowa).

He filed for a pension on Aug. 4, 1890 in North Dakota.

1890 Veterans Census, Devils Lake, Ramsey County, North Dakota: Josiah S. Fuller (Private, Co. I, 27 Iowa Infantry, Enlisted Aug 12, 1862, Discharged Aug. 13, 1865, length of service: 3 years. Post-Office Address: Devils Lake, Ramsey County, North Dakota, Disability Incurred: Chronic Diarrhea.

1900 Census: Minnewaukan, Ramsey County, North Dakota: Frank Fuller (born May 1862, age 38, married 13 years, born Wisconsin), wife Etta Fuller (born Oct. 1864, age 36, married 13 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Wisconsin), son Harry Fuller (born Sept. 1888, age 11, born North Dakota), daughter Myrtle Fuller (born Aug. 1895, age 4, born North Dakota), father Josiah Fuller (born ?, 1830, age 69, married 39 years, born New York), mother Harriet Fuller (born May 1845, age 52, married 39 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Iowa), father-in-law Gilbert W. Pelsey (born Sept. 1841, age 59, married 37 years, born Mass.), mother-in-law Mary Pelsey (born Nov. 1842, age 58, born Wisconsin).

Josiah S. Fuller died Aug. 21, 1908 (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Oaklawn Cemetery, Northfield, Rice County, Minnesota.

His widow Harriet L. Fuller filed for a pension on Oct. 8, 1908 in Minnesota.

Northfield Ward 3, Rice County, Minnesota: Harriet L. Fuller (age 61, widowed, 2 children born, 1 still living, born New York, own income). (Note Frankie L. Fuller (born, 1863, d. 1907 is also buried in Oaklawn Cemetery, Northfield, Rice County, Minnesota. This must be their daughter Frances, since Frank and Etta Fuller are also on the 1910 Census in Rice County, Minn.).

Harriet L. Fuller died Jan. 27, 1928. (Veterans Administration Pension Payment Card).


Gast, Henry He was born Mar. 4, 1837 in Hesse, Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany. He was the son of David Gast (1800 - 1851) and Anna Margaret Dela/Diel (Mar. 10, 1799 - Dec. 30, 1886). He married Katherine Adeline Gildner on July 3, 1857 in Allamakee County, Iowa. (Marriage record for Henry Gast born about 1866, says parents names are Henry Gast and Catharine Geltner).

1860 Census: Paint Creek, Allamakee County, Iowa: Henry Gast (age 22, farmer, born Canada), Catarein Gast (age 26, born Hassen), John Gast * (age 4, born Iowa), Susan A. Gast (age 2, born Iowa), Margaret McChaine (age 76, born VA?) (*Note family tree information says that Catherine was previously married to George Mogk. John was her son from her first marriage).

1870 Census: Linton, Allamakee County, Iowa: Henry Gast (age 34, farmer, born Hesse Darmstadt), Catharine Gast age 38, born Hesse Darmstadt), John Gast (age 15, born Iowa), Henry Gast (age 7, born Iowa), Mary Gast (age 9, born Iowa), William Gast (age 4, born Iowa), George Gast (age 2, born Iowa).

1880 Census, Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa: Henry Gast (age 43, farmer, born Hesse Cassel), wife Adeline Gast (age 49, born Hesse Cassel), step son John Mook (age 23, born Iowa), son Henry Gast, Jr. (age 17, born Iowa), son George Gast (age 12, born Iowa), daughter Matilda Gast (age 9, born Iowa), Employee Charles Singleman (age 14, works on farm, born New York).

1885 Iowa State Census, Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa: Henry Gast (Township 94, Range 18, Section 28, NW NW, age 46, farmer, born Germany), Catherine Gast (age 51, born Germany), Henry Gast (age 22, born Allamakee County, Iowa), George Gast (age 15, born Allamakee County, Iowa), Matildy Gast (age 12, born Allamakee County, Iowa).

Children of Henry Gast and Katherine Adeline Gildner:

  1. Susan A. Gast b: 1858 in Allamakee Co. Ia.
  2. Mary Gast b: 1861 in Allamakee Co. Ia.
  3. Henry Jr. Gast b: 23 NOV 1863 in Monona, Allamakee Co. Ia.
  4. William Gast b: BET. 1866 - 1870
  5. George Gast b: 29 SEP 1868 in Allamakee Co. Ia.
  6. Matillda Gast b: 1871 in Allamakee Co. Ia.

Henry and Katherine Adeline Gildner were divorced. He married second Alvina Decklever/Dicklever on Feb. 23, 1888 in Mitchell County, Iowa.

1900 Census, Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa: Henry Gast (born Jan. 1837, age 63, married 44 years, born German), wife Elvina Gast (born Oct. 1863, age 36, married 12 years, 6 children born, 5 still living, born Germany), daughter Lucinda Gast ((born Oct. 1888, age 11, born Iowa), son Willie Gast (born Apr. 1890, age 10, born Iowa), daughter Emma Gast (born Dec. 1891, age 8, born Iowa), son Edward Gast (born May 1894, age 6, born Iowa), son Carl Gast (born Nov. 1896, age 4, born Iowa). (Indexed as Yast).

1910 Census: Rock Grove, Floyd County, Iowa: Henry W. Gast (age 74, married 2 times currently for 23 years, born Germany, own income), wife Alvina A. Gast (age 47, married 1 time for 23 years, born Germany), daughter Emma Gast (age 18, born Iowa), Carl H. Gast (age 14, born Iowa).

Children of Henry Gast and Alvina Decklever

  1. Lucinda Gast b: 1888 in Nora Springs, Floyd Co. IA. (lot 53)
  2. William Gast b: APR 1890 in Nora Springs, Floyd Co. IA. (lot 53)
  3. Emma Gast b: 1891 in Nora Springs, Floyd Co. IA. (lot 53)
  4. Edward Gast b: 13 MAY 1894 in Nora Springs, Floyd Co. Ia
  5. Harold Carl Gast b: 20 NOV 1896 in Nora Springs, Floyd Co. IA. (lot 53)
  6. Rudalph Gast b: 30 AUG 1898 in Nora Springs Floyd Co. IA.
  7. Rudy/Ruby Gast b: 24 NOV 1900 in Nora Springs Floyd Co. IA.

Henry Gast died Sept. 27, 1911 and is buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Nora Springs, Floyd County, Iowa. GAR Post 42.

His widow Alvina Gast filed for a pension on Oct. 23, 1911.

Alvina Gast (born Oct, 1, 1862), died Apr. 11, 1915 and is buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Nora Springs, Floyd County, Iowa.


Giesen, Henry Joseph He was born Sept. 28, 1817 in Monchengladbach, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. He married Mary Gertrud Luch.

1856 Iowa State Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Henry Giesen (age 38, farmer, born Prussia), Gertrude Giesen (age 33, born Prussia), Mina Giesen (age 9, born Prussia), Conrad Giesen (age 7, born Prussia) and Peter Ran (age 24, born Prussia. The family had been in the state of Iowa for 2 years.

1860 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Henry Geeson (age 44, farmer, born Prussia), Mary Geeson (age 37, born Prussia), Mena Geeson (age 13, born Prussia) Conrad Geeson (age 11, born Prussia).

1870 Census: Calmar, Winneshiek County, Iowa: Henry Giesen (age 53, druggist, born Prussia) wife Maria (age 47, born Prussia) and son Conrad Giesen (age 21, born Prussia).

1880 Census: Washington, Winneshiek County, Iowa: Henry Giesen (age 62, farmer, born Prussia), wife Mary Gertrud Giesen (age 57, born Prussia), servant Elizabeth Brink (age 21, born Prussia).

Henry Giesen died April 28, 1883. He is buried in St. Johns Catholic Cemetery, Fort Atkinson, Winneshiek County, Iowa.

1885 Iowa State Census, Festina, Winneshiek County, Iowa: Mrs. M. G. Giesen (Township 96, Range 9, Section 8, Fort Atkinson (age 62, widowed, born Prussia), servant Lisy Goedtken (age 21) and Servant Walburga Byon (age 20).

His widow Maria G. Giesen filed for a pension on Dec. 31, 1889 in Iowa.

Maria G. Giesen (born 1823), died April 27, 1896 and is buried in St. Johns Catholic Cemetery, Fort Atkinson, Winneshiek County, Iowa.


Gillett, Eugene A. He was born about 1843 in Canada. He was the son of David Gillett (1801 - Jan 8, 1857) and Mariah Smith. He married Martha Jane "Mattie" Shipley on Oct. 24, 1882.

1856 Iowa State Census, Union Prairie, Allamakee County, Iowa: David Gillet (age 55, farmer, born N. York), Catherine Gillett (age 36, born NY), Mary C. Gillett (age 19, born Canada), Marshall Gillett (age 14, born Canada), Eugene Gillett (age 13, born Canada), Marian Gillett (age 11, born Canada), Iral Gardner (age 16, born New York), Ann Gardner (age 13, born New York), Elenor Gardner (age 9, born New York), Lydia Gardner (age 5, born New York and Benjamin Gillett (age 59, born NY). David Gillett and the Gillett children had been in the State of Iowa for 3 years. Catherine Gillett and the Gardner children had been in the state of Iowa for 1 year. I would conclude from this, that possibly Catherine was previously married to a Gardner, and had married David Gillett within the last year. UPDATE: I found a marriage record for David Gillett and Catherine Gardner. They were married Dec. 15, 1855 in Allamakee County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934)

1860 Census: Union Prairie, Allamakee County, Iowa: Mariah Gillette (age 40, born NY), Mary C. Gillette (age 22, born Canada), Martha Gillette (age 21, born Canada), Eugene Gillette (age 17, born Canada), Mariah Gillette (age 14, born Canada).

1880 Census: Billings, Dakota Territory: Eugene Gillett (age 37, Contractor RR, single, born Canada).

He filed for a pension on Aug. 30, 1883 in Montana Territory.

Eugene Gillett died Oct. 30, 1883 at Pease Bottom, Custer, Montana.

Martha Jane (Shipley, Gillett) married Ellery Chaning Culver on Apr. 6, 1886 in Billings, Montana. They had one daughter Theda Culver

Martha Jane (Shipley) Gillett died Mar. 2, 1889 in Firehole, Yellowstone, Montana.

Martha Jane Shipley was better known by her family and friends as Mattie. She had developed TB from working in the Appleton Mills in Lowell, Massachusetts, while very young. She went to Yellowstone to aid in her health. It was there she met Ellery Channing Culver. They were a very popular couple and did a great deal of traveling. Mattie always saw that articles about their trips and other information was published in the local newspapers. Ellery had been active in the workings of Yellowstone National Park and at one time owned and operated a Hotel. The structure is no longer there. When Mattie passed away, it was said she was buried back of the Hotel. Her grave is the only one left in the Park today. Ellery had a beautiful head stone made in Washington and shipped to where Mattie is buried. The Buffalo roam through that area and it was feared the head stone would be damaged, so a fence was placed around the grave for protection. Some time later a "comfort station" was built just in front of the grave. If you ever get in that area, you may find one lone red rose laying on the grave. Someone seems to find remembrance by this lovely tribute to Mattie.

There were many graves in the Park at one time, however it was deemed fitting to move them to a graveyard outside the Park some years ago. Mattie was not in that graveyard, her grave was far removed from that site. Her's the only grave left, with the beautiful marble grave stone marking the place, fenced in to preserve where a lovely lady lies.


Gillett, Marshall He was the son of David Gillett (1801 - Jan 8, 1857) and Mariah Smith. He went with his brother Eugene to enlist for service in the Civil War, but was turned down.


Haley, Patrick He was born about 1837 in Ireland.

He filed for a pension on Nov. 16, 1886.

He is buried in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, McGregor, Clayton County, Iowa.

He is also listed on the Civil War Monument at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, McGregor, Clayton County, Iowa.

I am unable to find anything additional on this soldier. Pat/Patrick Haley is a very common name. I could find no record of him in Clayton County, other than his burial.


Haskell, Leonard. He was born about 1822 in Vermont. He was the son of Thomas Haskell (1777-?). Mother is unknown. Source

1850 Census, Greensboro, Orleans, Vermont Thomas Haskell (age 73, carpenter, born VT), Leonard D. Haskell (age 28, born VT). Living next door was Leonard's brother: James W. Haskell (age 37, farmer, born VT), Harriett W. Haskell (age 32), Harriett C. Haskell (age 7), Emily Jane Haskell (age 4), Samuel B. Haskell.

Leonard Haskell died Jan. 12, 1863 in Jackson Tennessee. He is buried in Corinth National Cemetery, Plot B, 3263, Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi.

Note: The roster says he was buried at Corinth National Cemetery. But both Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and Clayton County Cemetery Records say he is buried at Monona City Cemetery, Clayton County, Iowa.

I have photos from both cemeteries. The first photo is at Corinth National Cemetery and was found on Find a Grave. Sharyl Ferrall photographed the tombstone at Monona City Cemetery. Either one of them is a memorial stone, or he was moved at some point.


Harvey, George He was born about 1836 in Pennsylvania. He married Harriet Maria Wheeler on Jan. 16, 1859 in Allamakee County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). She was the daughter of Willard Weston Wheeler (1816-1889) and Sarah Elizabeth Peart (Dec. 27, 1819 - 1905).

1860 Census, Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: George Harvey (age 24, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Harriet M. Harvey (age 19, born NH) and Charles Wheeler (age 21, farm laborer, born PA).

1875 Minnesota State Census: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota: Geo. Harvey (age 37, born Penn), Harriet M. Harvey (age 34, born NH), Geo. A. Harvey (age 15, born Iowa), James G. Harvey (age 12, born Iowa), Hattie E. Harvey (age 9, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Austin, Mower County, Minnesota: George Harvey (age 45, car repairer, born Penn), wife Harriet M. Harvey (age 39, born New Hampshire), son George A. Harvey (age 19, born Iowa), son James G. Harvey (age 17, born Iowa), daughter Hattie E Harvey (age 14, born Iowa), son Willard W. Harvey (age 4, born Minnesota).

George Harvey died Jan 23, 1890 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. He is buried in Crystal Lake Cemetery, Section 16, Lot 296, Grave 1, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

His widow H. Maria Harvey filed for a pension on Mar. 25, 1890 in Minnesota.

Harriet (Wheeler) Harvey died April 27, 1917. She is buried in Crystal Lake Cemetery, Section 16, Lot 296, Grave 3, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.


Holman, Frank H. (Francis). He was born May 11, 1834 in Chautauqua County, New York. He was the son of Joseph Stillman Holman (1798 0 Mar. 5, 1882) and Polly Brainard (Oct 6. 1804 - bef. 1880). He married Caroline Roe on Jan. 14, 1858 in Rossville, Iowa. She was the daughter of John Roe (1810 - July 4, 1886) and Jane Secor (Sept. 16, 1810 - Nov. 22, 1852).

1850 Census: Conneaut, Crawford County, Pennsylvania: Joseph S. Holman (age 52, farmer, born Mass.), Polly A. Holman (age 40, born NY), James S. Holman (age 17, born New York), Francis H. Holman (age 16, born New York), Nancy Holman (age 11, born Penn.) and Harrison Holman (age 8, born Penn.)

1860 Census, Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Francis Holman (age 26, wagon maker, born New York), Caroline Holman (age 22, born NY), Charles Holman (age 4/12, born Iowa), and Clorenia Roe (age 13, born NY). They were living next door to John and Caroline A. Roe.

1870 Census: Conneautiville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania: Frank Holman (age 33, works at boat building, born Penn.), Caroline Holman (age 30, born Penn), Charles Holman (age 10, born Penn.), Harry Holman (age 6, born Penn.), Willie Holman (age 1, born Penn).

1880 Census: Girard, Erie County, Pennsylvania: Francis H. Holman (age 46, wagon maker, born New York), wife Caroline Holman (age 41, born New York), son Harrison Holman (age 18, works in Food Factory, born Iowa), daughter Wilda Holman (age 10, born Pennsylvania).

1885 Iowa State Census: Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa: Francis H. Holman (Randolph Near 7th St., age 50, wagon maker born New York), Caroline Holman (age 45, born New York), Harry Holman (age 21, Delivery Grocery Clerk, born Allamakee County, Iowa), Wilda Holman (age 16, born Penn).

1900 Census: East Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa: Frank H. Holman (born May 1834, age 66, married 42 years, born New York, Carpenter - Carriage Mfg), wife Caroline Holman (born Sept. 1837, age 62, married 42 years, 4 children born, 3 still living, born New York)

Frank Holman died Feb. 28, 1906 (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Blk. L, Lot 13, E. Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa. (Cemeteries Black Hawk County, Iowa, Vo. 1-4) (Note family records say Feb. 28, 1907).

Note Cemetery records indicate that he was in Company B, 12th Iowa. There was a Francis Holman listed in Co. B, 12th Iowa as a Corporal. The Roster for the 12th Iowa shows: Holman, Francis. Rejected Oct. 17, 1861, by Mustering Officer. He enlisted in the 27th Iowa on Aug. 15, 1862. His pension records are under the 27th Iowa. No reference to the 12th. But they do list Frank H. Holman (Alias) and Francis H. Holman. I am pretty sure Frank Holman in the 27th and Francis Holman in the 12th is the same person. Interesting that his cemetery records indicate the 12th Iowa instead of the 27th. But maybe someone was just doing some basic research and found the reference to the 12th Iowa. His tombstone does not indicate either regiment.

His widow Caroline Holman filed for a pension on June 28, 1911 in Iowa.

On the 1925 Iowa State Census, Caroline Holman listed her parents as John Roe and Jane Secore/Seeore.


Hulverson, Paul He was born June 4, 1829 in Ireland (per the roster). Census records say Norway. He married Julia Rema on April 26, 1857 in Allamakee County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Lars Olson Rema (Sept. 15, 1805 - Mar. 18, 1885) and Guri Opheim (Feb. 12, 1811 - Feb. 2, 1892).

1856 Iowa State Census, Lansing, Allamakee County, Iowa: Paul Halverson (age 25, born Norway, shoemaker. He had been in the state of Iowa for 2 years. He was listed with the family of Wm. E. Gardiner.

1860 Census: Highland, Winneshiek County, Iowa: Paul Holverson (age 29, farmer, born Norway), Caroline Holverson (age 29, born Norway), Ole Onforson (age 26, born Norway), Ole Oleson (age 30, born Norway), Mary Oleson (age 40, born Norway.). They were living next door to the Helga Holverson (male, age 28, born Norway), family.

1860 Census, Center, Allamakee County, Iowa: Larson Olson (age 56, farmer, born Norway), Julia Olson (age 50, born Norway), Celia Olson (age 12, born Norway), Ole Olson (age 8 born Iowa), Julia Halverson (age 23, born Norway) and Halver Halverson (age 1, born Iowa).

1870 Census: Paint Creek, Allamakee County, Iowa: Paul Holverson (age 40, farmer, born Norway), Julia Holverson (age 34, born Norway), Holver Holverson (age 11, born Iowa), and Martin Holverson (age 39, born Norway.)

1880 Census: Paint Creek, Allamakee County, Iowa: Paul Holverson (age 50, farmer, born Norway), wife Julia Holverson (age 42, born Norway) and father Lars Olsen (age 74, born Norway).

1895 Iowa State Census: Paint Creek, Allamakee County, Iowa: Paul Halverson (age 65, born Norway, farmer), Julia Halverson (age 57, born Norway), Carl O. Hosith/Husish (age 5, born N. Dakota).

Paul Hulverson died March 23, 1900 and is buried in Oakland Main Cemetery, Lot 33, Makee Township, Allamakee County, Iowa. Iowa Civil War Soldier Burials list him as Paul V. Hulverson. But the record has this comment: Lot 33 enl 16 Aug 1862 age 32 res Rossville pmtd 2 Corp 01 May 1865 m.o. 08 Aug 1865 Clinton IA; WPA records show Paul Halverson, died Mar. 23, 1900, Record Notes: Co. I 27th IA Vol Inf.

His widow Julia Halverson filed for a pension on April 9, 1900.

1900 Census, Makee, Allamakee County, Iowa: Halver P. Holverson (age 41, born March. 1859, born Iowa), wife Frances Holverson (age 36), daughter Grace A. Holverson (age 15, born North Dakota), son Perry W. Holverson (age 12, born North Dakota), daughter Florence H. Holverson (age 9, born Minnesota), son Russell D. Holverson (age 2, born Minnesota) and Mother Julia Holverson (born June 1837, age 62, widowed, 1 child born 1 still living, born Norway).

1905 State Census, Township 160, Beltrami, Minnesota: Halver P. Holverson (age 46), Francene Holverson, Grace Holverson, Perry Holverson, Florence Holverson, Russell D. Holverson and Julia Holverson (age 68, born Norway).

1920 Census, Gudrid, Beltrami, Minnesota: Francine Halverson (age 55, widowed), son Russel D. Halverson (age 22) and mother in law Julia Halverson (age 82).

Julia Halverson died March 7, 1926. (Widow of Paul Halverson, Co. I, 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry - Veteran's Administration Pension Payment Card).

I found this post online. It appears to me to be a match to information that I have found on Paul Halverson and his wife Julia:

Minnesota Deaths And Burials 1835 - 1990 lists;

Julia Halverson, Born 1838, Died 07 Mar. 1926 in Gudria, Lake Of The Woods, Minnesota. Spouse: Halverson. Mothers Name: Julia Rema.

I am in need of an obituary or death record transcript to prove or disprove that this Julia Halverson is a match for the sister of my GG Grandmother and the following info;

L.O. and Guri Rema (Opheim) arrived in Allamakee Co., Iowa, in 1851, bringing four daughters with them. Two sons would be born there to this couple later. Their children were;

Julia, born 13 Dec. 1837, Norway; Tilda, Margaret, Cecile, Ole, and Tolef.

Julia married Paul Halverson on 26 Apr. 1857, in Allamakee Co., Iowa.

In 1912-1913 Julia is a widow living in Baudette, Minnesota.

This information is found in the biography of Julia's brother Ole L. Rema in the book Past And Present Of Allamakee County, 1913, Vol. 2, Biographies, by Hancock, and the entire contents of this biography can be read on the Allamakee County, Iowa, web site on the USGenWeb.

My research indicates that Julia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sister Margaret Strand (Rema), and brother Tolef.

Julia would have been survived by sisters Tilda Bryson (Rema) of Waterville, Allamakee Co., Iowa; Cecile Skinner (Rema) of Sioux Rapids, Buenna Vista Co., Iowa; and brother Ole L. Rema of Center Township, Allamakee Co, Iowa.

Note that I have seen Julia's sister Cecile name spelled many ways, including Sissil/Sissel/Sisse, etc.. And that Julia's mother's name is often Americanized as Julia as in the Minnesota Deaths And Burials 1835 - 1990 records cited above.

It is unknown where or when Paul Halverson died, or whether he and Julia had any children.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated !

Ole L. Rema owns and operates a highly improved farm of one hundred and ninety five acres on section 34, Center township, which is the old family homestead. He has remained within the borders of Allamakee county from his birth to the present time, having been born in Paint Creek township on the 3d of October, 1851. His parents, L. O. and Guri (Opheim) Rema, were natives of Aal, Praestehjeld, Hallingdal, Norway, and were married in that country in 1836. The father's birth occurred on the 15th of September, 1805, while the mother's natal day was February 12, 1811. Four daughters were born to them in Norway. In 1849 they crossed the Atlantic to the United States, spending two years in Rock county, Wisconsin. In 1851 they came to Allamakee county, Iowa, and during the first summer lived on what is now the Swenson farm in Paint Creek township. L. O. Rema then homesteaded a tract of eighty acres in Center township, which is now included within the boundaries of his son's farm. That place remained his home during the remainder of his life and in its operation he won a gratifying and well merited measure of success. His son in law, John S. Bryson, in compiling a genealogical record of the Bryson and Rema families, wrote of the latter: "They saw hard times of pioneer life, but by hard work and economy made a good home and succeeded in raising and educating a family of four girls and a boy." Mr. Rema gave his political allegiance to the republican party, while his religious faith was indicated by his membership in the Lutheran church, to which his wife also belonged. His demise occurred at Village Creek on the 18th of March, 1885, while his wife passed away on the old home farm on the 2d of February, 1892, the community thus losing two of its respected pioneer settlers and representative residents. Their children were as follows: Julia L., born in Norway on the 13th of December, 1837, who wedded Paul Halverson on the 26th of April, 1857, and is now a widow residing in Baudette, Minnesota; Margaret L., born in Norway on the 13th of July, 1840, who is the widow of Andrew Strand; Tilda L., whose birth occurred in Norway on the 7th of April, 1844, and who is the widow of John S. Bryson; Cecile L., born in Norway on the 5th of August, 1846, who wedded Stengrim Hesla and after his demise gave her hand in marriage to. David Skinner, of Sioux Rapids, Iowa; Ole L., of this review; and Tolef B., who was born in Center township on the 1st of May, 1854, and died there on the 9th of November, 1858.

Ole L. Rema attended the district schools in the acquirement of an education and after attaining his majority came into possession of the old family homestead. His holdings now embrace one hundred and ninety five acres of rich and productive land on section 34, Center township. General agricultural pursuits have claimed his attention throughout his entire business career and his efforts in this direction have been attended with excellent results. His land is well improved in every particular and annually yields good crops which find a ready sale on the market.

In Allamakee county, on the 13th of June, 1871, Mr. Rema was united in marriage to Miss Bertha J. Swain, a native of Norway, by whom he has five children, namely: Julia, the wife of Gilbert Jeglum, of Paint Creek township; John T. and Henrietta, both at home; Emeline, the wife of Gilbert Leikvold, of Taylor township; and Leonard S., who is still under the parental roof. The last named and his brother John T. now own a valuable tract of one hundred and sixty acres of land in North Dakota.

Mr. Rema is a democrat in politics and during the years 1907, 1908 and 1909 did able service as a member of the county board of supervisors, making a creditable and enviable record in that connection. In 1913 he was once more elected to the office and will again assume its duties on the 1st of January, 1914. He and his family are devoted members of the Lutheran church. Mr. Rema is widely known in the county where his entire life has been spent and the sterling qualities which he has displayed in his social and business relations have gained him a high place in the regard and good will of his fellow townsmen.

Past and Present of Allamakee County, Iowa
A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement
By: Ellery M. Hancock
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago 1913


Johnson, Hans He was born March 3, 1844 in Lands, Prestegjeld, Norway. He married Julia A. Strand on June 16, 1868 in Goodhue County, Minnesota.

JOHNSON, Hans, (Civil War) clerk of district court. Born in Lands, Prestegjeld, Norway, March 3, 1844. Emigrated to this country in June of 1853, settling in Allamakee county, Iowa, where he enlisted in Company I, 27th Iowa V.I., August 15, 1862 and honorably discharged June 16, 1865. Came to this county in 1867, settling in Zumbrota, where he married Julia A. Strand, June 16, 1868. She was born in Norway, September 18, 1859. Julius M., Alfred O, Edwin C. and Wilford A. are their children.

History of Goodhue County, Red Wing, MN 1878.

1870 Census: Pine Island, Goodhue County, Minnesota: Hans Johnson (age 26, born Norway), Julia Johnson (age 21, born Norway), Melvin J. Johnson (age 1, born Minnesota).

1875 Minnesota Territorial and State Census: Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota: Hans Johnson (age 31, born Norway), Julia Johnson (age 26, born Norway), Julius Johnson (age 6, born Minn.), Alfred Otto Johnson (age 4, born Minn.), and Edwin Casper Johnson (age 2, born Minn.).

1880 Census: Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota: Hans Johnson (age 36, clerk of court, born Norway), wife Julia Johnson (age 30, born Norway), son Julius M. Johnson (age 11, born Minn.), son Alfred Johnson (age 9, born Minnesota), son Edward Johnson (age 7, born Minnesota), son Wilford Johnson (age 3, born Minnesota), servant Julia Larson (age 20, born Norway) and boarder Lizzie Dahl (age 10, born Norway).

1885 Minnesota Territorial and State Census, Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota: Hans Johnson (age 41, born Norway), Julia Johnson (age 36, born Norway), Melvin Johnson (age 16, born Minn), Alfred Johnson (age 13, born Minn.), Edwin Johnson (age 11, born Minn.), Wilfred Johnson (age 8, born Minn.) Clara Johnson (age 2, born Minn.) and Albert Johnson (age 26, born Norway).

1890 Veterans Census: Cherry Grove, Goodhue County, Minnesota: Hans Johnson, Corp. Co. I, 27 Iowa Infantry. Enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, Discharged June 16, 1865. Length of Service: 2 years, 10 months. 1 day, Post Office Address: Roscoe, Minnesota. Disability Incurred: Gun Shot wound, Remarks: Discharged for Disability.

1895 Minnesota Territorial and State Census: Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota: Hans Johnson (age 51, born Norway, Soldier in the War of the Rebellion), Julia Johnson (age 46, born Norway), Alford O. Johnson (age 24, born Minnesota), Edwin C. Johnson (age 22, born Minnesota), Wilford A. Johnson (age 19, born Minnesota).

1900 Census: Red Wing Ward 4, Goodhue County, Minnesota: Hans Johnson (born Mar. 1844, age 56, married 32 years, born Norway, immigrated 1853, in US 47 years, naturalized), wife Julia Johnson (born Sept. 1849, age 50, married 32 years, 5 children born, 5 still living, born Norway, immigrated 1857, in US 43 years), son Wilferd Johnson (born Oct. 1876, age 23, born Minnesota), daughter Clara O. Johnson (born Mar. 1883, age 17, born Minnesota).

1910 Census: Red Wing Ward 4, Goodhue County, Minnesota: Hans Johnson (age 66, married 1 time for 42 years, born Norway, immigrated 1853, naturalized, own income), wife Julia Johnson (age 60, married 1 for 42 years, 5 children born, 5 still living, born Norway, immigrated 1857), son Edwin C. Johnson (age 36, married 1 time for 13 years, born Minnesota), daughter-in-law Odia Johnson (age 32, married 1 time for 13 years, 3 children born, 3 still living), granddaughter Charlotte Johnson (age 11, born Minnesota), grand daughter Gertrude Johnson (age 7, born Minnesota), Grandson Edwin Johnson (age 4, born Minnesota) and cousin Julia Ners (age 49, born Norway).

1920 Census: Spring Grove, Houston County, Minnesota: Alfred Johnson (age 48, born Minnesota), wife Berntine Johnson (age 46, born Minnesota), son Harold Johnson (age 17, born Illinois), daughter Clara Johnson (age 13, born Illinois), son Alfred Johnson (age 11, born Illinois), father Hans Johnson (age 75, widowed, born Norway), servant Clara Hallan (age 31, born Minnesota), servant Peder Transdby (age 83, born Norway).

1930 Census: Norway, Fillmore County, Minnesota: Nils Magelssen (age 50, born Minnesota), wife Clara Magelssen (age 47, born Minnesota), son Nils Magelssen (age 20, born Minnesota), son Hans Magelssen (age 18, born Minnesota), and father-in-law Hans Johnson (age 85, widowed, born Norway)

Hans Johnson died Feb. 16, 1931 at Peterson, Minnesota (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Trinity Cemetery, Spring Grove, Houston County, Minnesota.

Children of Hans Johnson and Julia Strand:

  1. Julius M. Johnson, b. about 1869
  2. Alfred Otto Johnson, b. May 12, 1871; d. Mar. 7. 1933
  3. Edwin Casper Johnson, b. 1873; d. Oct. 8, 1921
  4. Wilford Alpheus Johnson, b. Oct. 6, 1876
  5. Clara O. Johnson, b. Mar. 1883

Kline, William He was born about June 1816 in Germany. He married first Johanna Sophia Lehnemann on Aug 21, 1841 in Moenchengladbach. He married 2nd Rebecca Elizabeth Rush on Dec. 30, 1856 in Allamakee County, Iowa. She was previously married to Peter Ogg.

I am not sure about this one. According to the Roster, William Kline was rejected on Sept. 5, 1862, due to a hernia. Henry Kline enlisted on Oct 10, 1862, but then was discharged Jan. 15, 1863 for disability. I can find NOTHING on Henry Kline. There is a pension record for William H. Klein, Company I, 27th Iowa. The 1885 List of Ex-soldiers lists W. Kleen, Company I, in Rossville. The Rossville Cemetery Records has remarks for William Klein: GR Co I IA 27 Inf. I wonder if there is any chance William H. Kline is Henry Kline??

History of Samuel Rush Klein from notes found in a note book dated July 1917, written by Orville Damon, husband of Ruth Klein.

William Klein born Bavaria Germany. An uprising in Bavaria in 1845 known as German's struggle for Liberty, William an only child and his father came to America under American assigned name in 1849 or 1850. He settled near Rossville Iowa. He was married before coming to America. He had a son named Charles Klein and lived in LaCross. He had 3 daughters, one married girl's name was Baldwin, one Baldwin son, Roy lived in Emithorg, Iowa. He was a dentist.

William's wife died shortly after coming to America. He married Elizabeth Ogg. She had one son and four daughters. One daughter married a man by the name of Williams, two sons, Lon and Will. One daughter married a man by the name of Rush and lived at Faulton, S. D., another half sister lived at Lemmon S. D. To Elizabeth and William were born 3 sons, Pete, Sam and George. George settled at Gettesbury but had no children, Pete lived at Shell.

Peer Gatter (Germany) in June 2016 added the following information on Johanna Sophie Lehnemann (a sister of his ancestor):

Johanna Sophie Lindemann (=Lehnemann), born 17 Jun 1812 in Moenchengladbach (Rhine area of Prussia, Germany), died Oct. 1856, buried in Rossville Cemetery, Allamakee County, Iowa, USA.

She is the daughter Franz Friedrich Lennemann, born 26 Dec 1784 in Buerhausen, baptized 2 Jan 1785 in Roensahl, he was a wealthy iron foundry owner and was the financer and founder of the religious cult of the Amenites (or “Children of Amen”), a religious Christian grouping that left with its spiritual leader Israel Pick (a converted Jewish Rabbi) in 1858 for Palestine and believed the end of the world is close. He died in Jerusalem in the winter of 1858/59. His wife was Johanna Maria Elisabeth Sommerlade, born 2 Jan 1782 in Langerfeld near Wuppertal (she is a relative of the current queen Silvia of Sweden (nee Sommerlath).

Johanna Sophie Lehnemann married twice:
Married (1): 1 Sep 1837 in Muelheim am Rhein, Franz Joseph Gelz, born in Muelheim am Rhein, died 28 May 1838 in Muelheim am Rhein.
Married (2): 21 Aug 1841 in Moenchengladbach, Friedrich Wilhelm Klein, born June 1816, died Sep 1899, buried in Rossville Cemetery, Allamakee County, Iowa, USA.

Children:

  1. Albert Ferdinand Klein, born 21 Jul 1842 in Moennchengladbach.
  2. Friederica Klein, born 28 Jan 1844 in Moennchengladbach.
  3. Johanna Albertina Klein, born 12 Jan 1846 in Moennchengladbach.
  4. Albert Klein, born 26 Sep 1847 in Moennchengladbach, died Oct. 1856, buried in Rossville Cemetery, Allamakee County, Iowa, USA.
  5. Carl Klein, born 15 Jun 1849 inMoennchengladbach.
  6. Sophia Lisetta Klein, born 11 Mar. 1852 in Moennchengladbach.
  7. Clara Klein, born Sep 1856, died Oct. 1856, buried in Rossville Cemetery, Allamakee County, Iowa, USA.

Please note, the family is not from Bavaria as sometimes stated, but from the Rhine area of Prussia close to the city of Duesseldorf. They came to the US after 1852 as their second youngest child was born in Germany.

1856 Iowa State Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: William Cline (age 40, born Prussia, shoemaker), Sophia Cline (age 40, born Prussia), Frederick Cline (age 12, born Prussia), Albertine Cline (age 10, born Prussia), Albert Cline (age 8, born Prussia), Charles Cline (age 6, born Prussia) and Eliza Cline (age 4, born Prussia).

Sophia Klein (born June 10, 1812) died Oct. 15, 1856.
Albert Klein (born Sept. 5, 1847) died Oct. 14, 1856.
Clara Klein (born Sept. 16, 1856) died Oct. 16, 1856.
They are all buried in Rossville Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Allamakee County, Iowa.

1860 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: William Kline (age 44, shoemaker, born Unknown), Elizabeth Kline (age 40, born PA), Rebecca J. Kline (age 13, born Pennsylvania), L. Kline (male, age 12, born PA), Victoria Kline (age 10, born PA), Mary Kline (age 7, born Iowa), Eliza Kline (age 5, born Iowa), Sarah C. Kline (age 3, born Iowa), Peter W. Kline (age 2, born Iowa) and Samuel Kline (age 5/12, born Iowa). Charles Klein (age 10, born Iowa). (according to family tree records, the children that were born in Pennsylvania (and Sarah C. born in Iowa) were from the previous marriage of Elizabeth Rush and Peter Ogg.)

1870 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: William Kline (age 54, farmer, born Prussia), Elizabeth Kline (age 50, born PA), Sarah Kline (Age 14, born Iowa), Peter Kline (age 12, born Iowa), Samuel Kline (age 10, born Iowa), and George Kline (age 8, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: William Klein, (age 65, farmer, born Prussia), wife Elizabeth Klein (age 60, born Penn), son Samuel Klein (age 20, born Iowa), daughter Eva Maud Klein (age 3, born Iowa), and Grandson William Klein (age 8, born Iowa). (Is Eva really their daughter??)

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa, 27th Iowa: W. Kleen, Private, Co. I, Post Office: Rossville.

1885 Iowa State Census, Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: William Klein (Township 97, Range 5, Section 25, SW NW, age 69, farmer, born Germany), Elizabeth Klein (age 65, born Pennsylvania) and Eva M. Klein (age 7, born Allamakee County, Iowa).

Elizabeth Kline (born Apr. 30, 1825), died Nov. 14, 1892 and is buried in Rossville Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Allamakee County, Iowa.

William Klein died Sept. 1899 and is buried in Rossville Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Allamakee County, Iowa.


Knodt, Carl He was born Apr. 27, 1829. He was the son of Johann Mattias Knodt and Theresia Rode. He married Margaret Sinne (family records say Sandag) in July 1855. Marriage records for two children show Sonntag and Sinne) He married second Dora Ricke on Jan 12, 1870 in Iowa.

Grand Meadow Twp. -- Carl Knodt is a native of Prussia, born April 27, 1829. He embarked for America April 28, 1849, and landed at New York, and from there went to Connecticut, thence to Milwaukee, Wis. In the fall of 1851 he moved with an ox-team to Guttenberg, Clayton County. He removed to Clayton Centre in 1859, and Feb. 24, 1866, he settled on section 32, Grand Meadow Township, where he owns a finely cultivated farm of 170 acres. In connection with farming he works at the carpenter's trade. He enlisted in Company I, Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry, and was discharged Aug. 8, 1865, at Jefferson Barracks, Mo. He participated in the battles of Pleasant Hill, Nashville, in the Red River expedition, and was present at the taking of Spanish Fort. His marriage to Margaret Sinne occurred in July, 1855. She was born in Bavaria. Their union was blessed with the following named children: C.K., born Jan. 6, 1856; H.N., May 15, 1858; August, June 28, 1860; John Herman, born Aug. 5, 1862, died May 15, 1866; M.M., born June 22, 1864; Margaret, born Oct. 4, 1866, and died Oct. 25, 1866. and Anna K., born Nov. 7, 1867. Mrs. Margaret Knodt died May 4, 1869, and he was again married Jan. 12, 1870, to Dora Ricke, who was born in Mecklenburg, Germany, June 22, 1829. Mr. Knodt holds the offices of School Director and Township Trustee. He is a member of the Lutheran church and in politics is a Democrat.

History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 828-829
Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Company, 1882
Reprinted by: Monona Historical Society, Monona, Iowa
Reproduction by: Unigraphics, Inc., 1401 North Fares Ave, Evansville, Indiana 47711, 1975

1856 Iowa State Census, Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: Carl Knott (age 27, born Germany, Carpenter), Marg. Knott (age 27, born Germany), Johann Knott (age 5, born Wisc.), Welhelm Knott (age 3, born Iowa), and Carl Knott (age 2, born Iowa). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 4 years.

1860 Census: Read, Clayton County, Iowa: Chas Knott (age 35, carpenter, born Germany), Margaret Knott (age 32, born Germany), John Knott (age 10, born Wisconsin), William Knott (age 8, born Wisconsin), Carly Knott (age 5, born Iowa), Henry Knott (age 2, born Iowa) and William Knott (age 6/12, born Iowa).

1870 Census: Grand Meadow, Clayton County, Iowa: Carl Knod (age 41, farmer, born Prussia), Dorothy Knod (age 41, born Mecklenberg), William Knod (age 16, born Iowa), Henry Knod (age 12, born Iowa), August Knod (age 9, born Iowa), Lena Knod (age 6, born Iowa) and Annie Knod (age 2, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Grand Meadow, Clayton County, Iowa: Carl Knodt (age 51, farmer, born Prussia), wife Dorathea Knodt (age 51, born Mecklenburg), son Henry M. Knodt (age 22, farmer, born Iowa), and daughter Annie K. Knodt (age 12, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Grand Meadow, Clayton County, Iowa: Carl Knott (Township 95, Range 6, Section 32, SE NE, age 56, carpenter, born Germany), Dora Knott (age 56, born Germany), Lena Knott (age 20, born Clayton County, Iowa), and Anna Knott (age 16, born Clayton County, Iowa).

Carl Knodt died May 8, 1899 and is buried in Postville Cemetery Area A, Grand Meadow Township, Clayton County, Iowa. (Note: Cemetery records say May 18, 1899. But both his obituary and the obituary of Dora Knodt indicate to me that he died May 8. I also enlarged the photo of the tombstone sent to me and it does say May 8, 1899.)

When I typed this I realized that the date was way off. So I went back to the newspaper again, and found that it was in a column called "What the Postville Folks Were Doing 25 Years Ago.

Carl Knodt, aged 70 years, and a pioneer of this section, passed away Monday morning after a several weeks illness with asthma. He was a Civil War veteran, being a member of Co. I of the 27th Iowa Inf. Reg and participated in the battles at Pleasant Hill, Nashville, the Red River expedition and at the surrender of the Spanish Fort. He is survived by his widow and the following children: William and Carl of Hartford, S. D; Henry of Grand Meadow township; August of Humboldt, S. D.; Mrs. John Caston, residing on the old home farm, and Mrs. John Ruckdaschel. Rev. E. Bockelman conducted the funeral services held on Wednesday and which were largely attended.

Postville Herald, Postville, Iowa, Thursday, May 8, 1924.

His widow Dora Knodt filed for a pension on June 12, 1899.

Dora (Ricke) Knodt died June 20, 1913 and is buried in Postville Cemetery, Clayton County, Iowa.

Posted By: Reid R. Johnson

Postville Review, Friday, 27 June 1913. In the Lutheran Church Notes column.

Mrs. Dora Knodt, nee Rieck, was born in Zitterich, Germany, June 22, 1829, and died at the home of John Casten, four miles southeast of Postville, at 5:30 Friday afternoon, June 20, 1913, aged 84 years, less two days. In 1863 she came to America, living a year in Cleveland, Ohio, afterward coming to Elkport, Iowa, with her brother. January 12, 1870, she was married to Charley Knodt, a widower with six children. No children were born to this union. On May 8, 1899, Mr. Knodt died. She is survived by her six step-children- Mrs. John Casten, Mrs. John Ruckdaschel, John Nuernberger, Henry, Charles, August and Mrs. Wm. Knodt. The funeral was held from the Lutheran church at two o'clock Monday afternoon, Rev. R. Kuehne officiating. Interment in Postville cemetery.

Children of Carl Knodt and Margaret Sandag: (Note according to the 1856 and 1860 census there may have been additional children)

  1. Carl Conrad Wulfgang Knodt b: 6 Jan 1856 in Guttenburg, Clayton, Ia
  2. Henry Matthew Knodt b: 15 May 1858 in Guttenburg, Clayton, Ia
  3. August Ernest Knodt b: 28 Jun 1860 in Grand Meadow, Clayton, Ia
  4. John Herman Knodt b: 5 Aug 1862
  5. Mary Magdalena Knodt b: 22 Jun 1864 in Clayton, Ia
  6. Margaret Knodt b: 4 Oct 1866
  7. Anna Katherine Knodt b: 11 Nov 1867 in Clayton, Ia

Lewis, Henry L. He was most likely the son of John and Catherine Lewis. I combined the two statements below to come to this conclusion: 1. He was a cousin to Henry L. Lewis that was the son of Peter and Carrie Lewis. 2. Peter and family came to the US in 1857. So they were not here in 1856. They came to Clayton County where Peter's brother resided, having preceded the family 8 years. John and Catherine Lewis with son Lewis Lewis was in Clayton county on the 1856 Iowa State Census. They were the only Lewis family in Clayton county in 1856 with a son named (Lewis) Henry L.

LEWIS, Henry L - IA 27th Inf Co I. Residence: Clayton County, Iowa. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 23. Enlisted 30 Jan 1864. Mustered 11 Feb 1864. Private. Killed in action on 15 Jul 1864 Old Town Creek, Mississippi. This soldier was a cousin of Henry L Lewis of McGregor, Iowa, who served in the same company. Sources: (ISW-III cd p67)

(This information is for his cousin below - but note that this family did not come to the US until 1857 and THEN came to Clayton County, Iowa to join Peter's brother)

Henry L. Lewis was born in Sweden, August 20, 1845, and was the son of Peter and Carrie Lewis. The mother died when our subject was an infant, and the father and stepmother brought the family to the United States in 1857. After landing at New York they went to Clayton county, Iowa, where the father's brother resided, having preceded the family eight years.

1856 Iowa State Census: Mendon, Clayton County, Iowa: John Lewis (age 47, born Sweden, farmer,), Catherine Lewis (age 45, born Sweden), Lewis Lewis (age 15, born Sweden, farmer) and Henry Lewis (age 4, born Iowa). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 5 years.

1860 Census, Mendon Clayton County, Iowa: John Lewis (age 51, farmer, born Sweden), Catherine Lewis (age 45, born Sweden), Louis Lewis (age 19, farmer, born Sweden).

Henry L. Lewis was killed in action July 15, 1864, Old Town Creek, Miss.


Lewis, Henry Louis He was born Aug. 20, 1845 in Sweden. He was the son of Peter and Carrie Lewis. He married Christina Fahlin on Jun 7, 1873.

Note: Based on the information provided in the Norwegians in Civil War, I had initially thought there was a second Henry L. Lewis that was not listed on the 27th Iowa Roster. But after researching this soldier I have come to a different conclusion. Based on the information below, the 1860 census, AND the Minnesota Death Record: I believe Henry L. Lewis and "Lewis Lewis" that enlisted on Dec. 15, 1863 are the same person. He is listed as Louis Lewis in the 1860 census (with father Peter). His Death Record said his name is Henry Louis Lewis.

LEWIS, Henry L.

IA 27th Inf Co I. Residence: McGregor, Iowa. Born 20 Aug 1845 in Sweden, a son of Peter and Carrie Lewis. Came to Iowa in 1857 with his father and siblings. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 18 Dec 1863. Private. Discharged from the service 2 Jan 1866. Post war: In April 1866 he came to Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota. Married on 7 Jun 1872 to Christina Fahlen, a Swedish immigrant. Four children. Died at home on 13 Jul 1927. Buried in Oscar Lake cemetery, Douglas County. He was a cousin of "H. Lewis" who served in the same Infantry company. Sources: (DCHS 1890 Veterans Census card file) ("History of Douglas and Grant Counties" Constant Larson, editor; publ. 1916, B. F. Bowen and Co, Indianapolis; p446) (Obituary, Park Region Echo, Alexandria MN, 14 Jul 1927; p 4 col 2 and 21 Jul 1926 p 1 col 6)

LEWIS, Lewis

IA 27th Inf Co I. Residence: Mendon, Clayton County, Iowa. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 15 Dec 1863. Mustered 9 Jan 1864. Private. Transferred to IA 12th Inf Co I on 15 Jul 1865. Mustered out 20 Jan 1866 at Memphis, Tennessee. [See IA 27th inf Co I]. Sources: (ISW-II cd p83)

Henry L. LewisSubmitted by: Taryn Flolid

Source: Compendium of History and Biography of Northern Minnesota

Published 1902 Geo. A. Ogle & Co. Chicago, Illinois.

Containing Biographical Sketches of Hundreds of Prominent Old Settlers and Representative Citizens of NORTHERN MINNESOTA with a review of their life work, their identity with the growth and development of the region;. . .

Page 502:


HENRY L. LEWIS

The wealth of Douglas county is made up in large measure of the incomes from the various highly cultivated and well-improved farms, and that owned and operated by the gentleman above named is among the number. Mr. Lewis resides in Holmes City township , and his residence there has extended over a period of over thirty-five years, in which time he has formed an extensive acquaintance and has gained the esteem and highest confidence of all.

Henry L. LewisHenry L. Lewis was born in Sweden, August 20, 1845, and was the son of Peter and Carrie Lewis. The mother died when our subject was an infant, and the father and stepmother brought the family to the United States in 1857. After landing at New York they went to Clayton county, Iowa, where the father's brother resided, having preceded the family eight years. Peter Lewis settled to farming, which was his life occupation. He died on his Iowa farm in 1885.

Henry L. Lewis worked on his father's farm and attended school when a boy, as opportunity offered, but his chances were limited for obtaining a good education, and his education has been self-acquired.

At the early age of eighteen years, in 1863, Mr. Lewis enlisted in Company I, Twenty-seventh Iowa Volunteer Infantry, under Colonel Gilbert and from Davenport went to Vicksburg, joining Sherman's army. Afterward he was with the Red River expedition under General A.J. Smith and fought for his adopted county in the battles of Pleasant Hill, Jellaby, Tupelo, Nashville, Mobile, Fort Blakely, and other places, and although he participated in some severe fighting, he escaped injury. He obtained his discharge from the service at Memphis, Tennessee, January 20, 1866. He then returned to his father's home, where he remained two months to recuperate and then went to Douglas county, Minnesota. He secured a homestead of 160 acres of land in section 22 of Holmes City township. He sold this tract two years later, and then, in partnership with Jonas Swenson, bought one hundred and sixty acres of land on section 15, of Holmes City Township, and here he now makes his home. In 1871 he bought his partner's interest in the farm and has since added to his possessions and is now the owner of two hundred and fifty acres of fine land. One hundred and thirty acres is situated in section 15 and one hundred and twenty acres lies in section 16. His residence is a large handsome building located near the timber on a high slope of ground, with good barn, granary and cattle sheds near by. Ornamental shade trees and well cultivated fields adjacent make it one of the pleasantest homes in that part of Douglas County. The farm is adapted to all kinds of grain and for the raising of cattle, and Mr. Lewis keeps about twenty of thirty head of cattle.

Mr. Lewis was married June 7, 1873 to Christina Fahlin. To this union the following living children have been born: Albert, who is engaged in mining in the iron mines of the St. Louis company in Northern Minnesota; Christine, Hattie, and Oscar, who has served two terms as page in the legislature, served in thirty first and thirty second sessions. He is one of the most popular boys of the state. He is now fourteen years of age. Oscar Lake church, a large building with a lofty spire, is located on part of Mr. Lewis's farm. This is a Swedish Evangelical Lutheran church, and the family are members of this denomination. Mr. Lewis has lived long and worthily in his neighborhood, and all who know him esteem him for his many good qualities. He has held various official positions in his township almost continuously since taking up his residence there a third of a century ago, including assessor, supervisor, member of the school board, of which he is treasurer, and has filled the position of town treasurer the past fifteen years and is the present incumbent. On the Independent ticket he was elected to the state legislature, in 1884, and faithfully served his constituents two years. Mr. Lewis is an ardent Republican and has always been such. His portrait appears elsewhere in this volume.

Submitted by: Taryn Flolid

From the book History of Douglas and Grant (Counties) Minnesota by Constant Larson, volume 1 and 2, published 1916, B.F.Bowen and company, Indianapolis, Indiana, Volume 1 page 229

The Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Association of Oscar Lake was incorporated at a meeting held on June 30, 1885. Lars Fahlin, John Matson, and H. L. Lewis being elected trustees, the articles of incorporation being attested by C. G. Johnson and C. A. Peterson.

Volume 2 page 446

HON. HENRY L. LEWIS

A well-known and highly respected citizen of Douglas County, among the farming element, is the Hon. Henry L. Lewis, of Holmes City township, former representative in the Legislature from this district. He was born in Sweden, august 20, 1845, a son of Peter and Carrie Lewis, natives of Sweden, where they established their home and where the mother died when Henry L. Lewis was young. The father brought his children to America in 1857, locating on a farm near McGregory, Iowa, where he spent the rest of his life, dying there many years ago. To the above named parents six children were born, an equal number of sons and daughters, namely: Martha, Carrie, Henry L., Peter, Anna, and Samuel. The father married again, and had two children, Christena and John, by his last wife.

Henry L. Lewis spent his boyhood in Sweden, being twelve years old when his father brought him to Iowa. He assisted with the work on the farm in that state and attended the public schools. When eighteen years old he enlisted, December 18, 1863, in Company I, Twenty-seventh Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and saw considerable service during the Civil War. He participated in the battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, and also several fights in Louisiana. He also participated in battles in Mississippi, including the Battle of Tupelo;, also in the battle of Nashville, Tennessee and Mobile. A cousin of his, H. Lewis, was killed while a member of the same company. He was honorably discharged on January 2, 1866, and remained for a while thereafter in Alabama, engaged in reconstruction work. After his discharge he returned to McGregor, Iowa, but in April, 1866, came to Minnesota, "squatting" on land in Holmes City township, Douglas county, which he later homesteaded --about one mile south of where he now lives, the place consisting of one hundred and sixty acres. Selling out he bought the place he now occupies in 1868 and has lived there practically ever since. He is one of the pioneers of his township and has taken an active part in the development of his locality. In the early days he did a great deal of teaming between here and St. Cloud and between the latter town and Ottertail City. His present farm consists of one hundred and sixty acres. It was all timber land when he took possession. He cleared and developed it, and increased his acreage to an aggregate of two hundred and forty-eight, which he retained until early in 1916, when he sold off a portion of his land. He cleared and improved an original quarter section, erected good buildings and has been successful as a general farmer and stock raiser.

He is now living retired from active work, one of the substantial men of the township.

In 1872 Henry L. Lewis was married to Christine Falen, who was born in Sweden, from which country she came to America in 1867, making her home with her brother in Holmes City township. Her father died in Sweden and her mother later came to America. Four children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, namely: Albert, who has traveled extensively as a construction engineer; Christine, who is at home; Hattie, who is at home, and Oscar, who is operating the home place, and in connection with general farming, is a breeder of Hereford cattle and Poland China hogs.

Mr. Lewis is a member of George F. Reynolds Post No. 51, Grand Army of the Republic. Politically he is a Republican and has been active and influential in his party for many years, doing much for its success in this part of the state. He has served in a number of minor local offices, such as township supervisor, township treasurer, and school director. He was elected twice as representative to the Legislature, first, in 1884, and second, in 1893, making a most praiseworthy record each term. On January 7, 1873, Mr. Lewis traveled to Morris with a load of wheat and encountered a severe storm, in which a number of people who were exposed perished. He finally reached his destination after enduring severe hardships.

1860 Census: Mendon, Clayton County, Iowa: Peter Lewis (age 46, farmer, born Sweden), Christina Lewis (age 40, born Sweden), Martha Lewis (age 21, born Sweden), Louis Lewis (age 15, born Sweden), Ann Lewis (age 13, born Sweden), Peter Lewis (age 10, born Sweden), Stephen Lewis (age 8, born Sweden), and John Lewis (age 2, born Sweden).

1870 Census: Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota: Henry Lewis (age 25, farmer, born Sweden), Peter Lewis (age 20, farmer, born Sweden)

1875 Census: Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota: H. L. Lewis (age 29, born Sweden), Christine Lewis (age 27, born Sweden), Albert Lewis (age 2, born Minnesota), Peter Lewis (age 25, born Sweden), Mary Lewis (age 10, born Sweden).

1880 Census: Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota: H. L. Lewis (age 34, farmer, born Sweden), wife Christin Lewis (age 32, born Sweden), son Albert Lewis (age 7, born daughter Christine Lewis (age 5, born Minnesota), daughter Caroline Lewis (age 7/12, born Minnesota), muder Sigrid Lewis (age 83, born Sweden).

1885 Minnesota Territorial and State Census: Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota: H. L. Lewis (age 39, born Sweden), Christina (age 36, born Sweden), Albert Lewis (age 12, born Minnesota), Christina Lewis (age 9, born Minnesota), Hattie Lewis (age 5, born Minnesota).

1900 Census, Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota: Henry L. Lewis (born Aug. 1845, age 54, married 27 years, born Sweden, immigrated 1857, in US 43 years, naturalized, farmer), wife Christina Lewis (born Jan. 1848, age 52, married 28 years, 4 children born, 4 still living, born Sweden, immigrated 1867, in US 33 years), daughter Christina F. Lewis (born Jun 1875, age 24, born Minnesota), son John Oscar Lewis (born Jan. 1888, age 12, born Minnesota).

1905 Minnesota Territorial and State Census: Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota: H. L. Lewis (RFD No 2, age 59, born Sweden, farmer, resident 39 years), Christina Lewis (age 57, born Sweden, resident 37 years), Hattie C. Lewis (age 25, born Minnesota), Oscar J. Lewis (age 17, born Minnesota).

1910 Census: Holmes, Douglas County, Minnesota: Henry L. Lewis (age 64, married 1 time for 38 years, born Sweden, immigrated 1857, naturalized, General Farmer), wife Christina Lewis (age 62, married 1 time for 38 years, 4 children born, 4 still living, born Sweden, immigrated 1867), daughter Christina Lewis (age 35, born Minnesota, John Oscar Lewis (age 22, born Minnesota, laborer).

1920 Census: Holmes, Douglas County, Minnesota: Henry L. Lewis (age 74, married, immigrated 1857, naturalized, born Sweden), wife Christine Lewis (age 72, married, immigrated 1857, naturalized, born Sweden), son Albert P. Lewis (age 46, Engineer, born Minnesota), daughter Christine F. (age 44, born Minnesota). They were living next door to John Oscar Lewis (age 31, and his wife Minnie (age 31).

Henry L. Lewis died July 13, 1927 at Farwell, Minnesota (Pension Index Record) and is buried in Oscar Lake Cemetery, Douglas County, Minnesota.

Minnesota Death Index: Henry Louis Lewis. Death Date: July 13, 1927. Death County: Douglas, State File Number: 003707. Certificate Number: 003707, Certificate Year: 1927, Record Number 487884.


Lewis, Peter He was born Sept. 10, 1843 in Sweden. Per the marriage records of two children (Edna S. Lewis and Ida Christina Lewis), their mother's name was Emma Christina Johnson.

I'm not sure there is a relationship between Peter and the other Lewis' that served in Company I. I do not believe that this Peter is the brother of Henry Louis Lewis (who did have a brother named Peter). In 1870 Henry Louis Lewis had a younger brother named Peter living with him in Clayton County. In 1870 this Peter Lewis was in Maiden Rock, Pierce County, Wisconsin. There is about a 5 year age difference between the two Peters. Plus there are several biographies for Henry Louis Lewis. I would think if his brother had also served in Company I, there would have been some mention of it. His cousin was mentioned, so if Peter were his brother, why wouldn't they have mentioned that too? Because of this, if there is a relationship, I think it is something other than brother. BUT I could be wrong. I did note that Peter immigrated from Sweden the same year as Henry L. Lewis.

1870 Census: Maiden Rock, Pierce County, Wisconsin: Peter Lewis (age 25, farmer, born Sweden).

1880 Census: Maiden Rock, Pierce, Wisconsin: Peter Lewis (age 36, farmer, born Scarborland), wife Emma C. Lewis (age 31, born Scarborland), daughter Anna M. Lewis (age 5, born Wisconsin), son John E. Lewis (age 3, born Wisconsin) and daughter Ida C. Lewis (age 1, born Wisconsin).

1890 Veterans Census: Maiden Rock, Pierce County, Wisconsin: Peter Lewis (Private, Co. I 27th Iowa Vol., Enlisted Dec. 18, 1863. Discharged Jan. 20, 1866, length of service: 2 years, 1 month 2 days, Post Office: Lived Pepin Co. Wis. Disability Incurred: Rheumatism. Remarks: Corporal in Co. I, 12th Iowa V. I.

1905 Wisconsin State Census: Maiden Rock, Pierce County, Wisconsin: Peter Lewis (age 61, born Sweden, farmer), Emma C. Lewis (age 56, born Sweden), son Edward J. Lewis (age 28, born Wisconsin), daughter Edna Lewis (age 23, born Wisconsin), daughter Annie E. Lewis (age 20, born Wisconsin), son Oscar L. Lewis (age 18, born Wisconsin), son Leonard P. Lewis (age 16, born Wisconsin), son Fredrick T. Lewis (age 13, born Wisconsin).

1910 Census: Maiden Rock, Pierce County, Wisconsin: Peter Lewis (age 66, married 1 time for 37 years, born Sweden (immigrated 1857, farmer), wife Emma C. Lewis (age 60, married 1 time for 37 years, 10 children born, 6 still living, born Sweden), son J. Edward (age 32, single, born Wisconsin), daughter Annie Lewis (age 25, born Wisconsin), son P. Leonard Lewis (age 21, born Wisconsin), and son Fredrick Lewis (age 18, born Wisconsin).

Peter Lewis died Dec. 11, 1910 (Pension Index Record). He is buried in New Sabylund Cemetery, Pepin, Pepin County, Wisconsin.

His widow Emma C. Lewis filed for a pension on Dec. 24, 1910 in Wisconsin.

Emma (Johnson) Lewis, born Jan 14, 1849, died May 15, 1935. She is buried in New Sabylund Cemetery, Pepin, Pepin County, Wisconsin.


McCallum, Daniel He was born July 3, 1847 in St. Charles, Quebec, Canada. He was the son of Daniel McCallum (July 3, 1805 - 1858) and Elisabeth Audelia Wheeler (1818 - Mar. 10, 1865). He married Angela Levilette Orr on Sept. 26, 1869 in Bloomington, Grant County, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Joseph Crane Orr (May 30, 1802 - April 11, 1881) and Levilette Dearth (Dec. 28, 1803 - May 28, 1881). In 1860 the Orr family was living in Grant County, Wisconsin.

Note: the photo of Daniel D. McCallum was found here. I don't know who drew it.

Daniel McCallum D.D. McCallum, attorney at law, was born in Canada in 1847; came to Clayton county, Ia., in 1859. He enlisted Feb. 1st, 1864, in Co. I, 27th Ia. Vol.; was afterwards transferred to the Twelfth Ia., and was on duty in Ala. during the reconstruction of that state under President Johnson's administration. He came to Sibley in the spring of 1872; was admitted to the bar in 1879, and engaged in the practice of the law.

History of Western Iowa, 1882

A. W. McCallum, the son of Daniel D. and Angelina M. (Orr) McCallum, was born April 22, 1873, in Osceola county on a farm in what is now Ocheyedan township. Daniel D. McCallum was a native of Canada and his wife of Wisconsin. Daniel D. was the son of Daniel McCallum, a native of Scotland. He first settled in Canada and in 1856 located in Clayton county, Iowa.

Daniel D. homesteaded on section 14 in Ocheyedan township, Osceola county, in June, 1872. He had been married two years previous in Grant county, Wisconsin, to Angeline M. Orr. He had served in the Civil War, enlisting in Company I, Twenty-seventh Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and later in the Twelfth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He served altogether fourteen months. He resided on his homestead in Ocheyedan township for seven years and then moved to Sibley and engaged in the practice of law. He served two years as judge of the old circuit court and served for several years as county attorney, holding this position at the time of his death, August 10. 1895. His wife was born in 1840 and is still living and now makes her home with her son, A. W., in Sibley. Daniel D. McCallum and wife were the parents of three children: A. W., whose history is here briefly delineated; Mary L., deceased, and Mrs. Florence A. Townsend, of Murdo, South Dakota.

Past and present of O'Brien and Osceola counties, Iowa, Volume 2

Quite a number of the early settlers came from Grant County, Wisconsin, so that even if they didn't know each other there, when acquaintance was made between these Wisconsin people it established a mutual feeling of interest in each other, for there is always an attachment arises between people of the same nativity, where the same sights and scenes were familiar to them all.

D. D. McCallum also came from Grant County, Wisconsin. He started from there the forepart of May and drove to Clayton County, and soon after on to Osceola County, where he arrived about the middle of June, and on the 25th day of June 1872 filed on northwest quarter of Section 14, Township 99, Range 40, what is now West Ocheyedan. McCallum drove in with three horses and a lynch-pin wagon; had with him his wife and one child (now Mary McCallum); had a few household goods, pork enough to last several years and $105 in money. He first struck the Ocheyedan River at what was called the Lone Tree ford, drove northwest until he came to Mandeville Homestead, on Section 26, Township 99, Range 41, and there he camped for the night. The next day he went to Buchman's, riding one horse and leading another. Buchman mounted the other horse and the two men rode over the country looking for a claim upon which McCallum could settle. He finally selected the one before described, went to Sibley the next day, borrowed a saddle from Ward-leaving his revolver as security-and started for Sioux City, where he arrived safely and did his filing. McCallum's first habitation after settlement was his wagon cover, and once installed in this he went to work breaking, and planted some potatoes. He soon after put up a sod house; lived on the claim until 1878, when he moved into Sibley. McCallum, like a great many others in those early days, had a hard time of it. Soon his money was gone, no income was in sight, and only those of the McCallum pluck were able to see it through. His house, lumber and furniture, and all its belongings, cost about $20; so that in those days of settlement, our ex-Judge was not in shape to entertain any of the kid glove or swallow-tail-coat members of fashionable society.

In the winter of 1872 and 1873 McCallum was in Sioux City chopping wood, and remaining there until the memorable blizzard in the spring of 1873, when feeling alarmed about his family, he returned home. Soon after this in the summer season Elder Dean, while burning the prairie grass around his property, carelessly let the fire get away from him, and it swept, as a prairie fire will when turned loose, all over the country. This fire swept away all McCallum's hay and all other loose property, except the house.

The Elder, in spite of all his religious graces, his Godly ways and good intentions, was very much blamed for his carelessness, and had he been a layman it is hard to tell what might have occurred as a penalty. As it was, McCallum had the Elder arrested, brought before a Justice, who found the accused guilty and fined him $5 and costs, which he paid. The Board of Supervisors had offered a reward of $50 for the apprehension and conviction of a party who was the cause of a prairie fire. McCallum in this case was entitled to it and got it. This affair did not cause any hard feelings between the Elder and McCallum; indeed, the Elder had not the slightest animosity, for he was a man of broad views, kind and charitable, as well as a sincere Christian. McCallum rode home with the Elder and staid all night at the Elder's house, and out of the $50 McCallum magnanimously reimbursed him for all the outlay and trouble he had been put to through brought about by his own carelessness. In other words, McCallum whacked up with the Elder.

Prairie fires then in this sparsely settled country were very much to be feared. Whenever they occurred but few were prepared for them. They were not set maliciously, and with any intention to do harm, but were always the result of carelessness or inability to hold them against sudden puffs of wind unexpected, when the burning around was done without still atmosphere.

History of Osceola County, by D. A. W. Perkins 1892

There are often many amusing things occur in justice courts, and in the early days of Osceola County there were many here, but the records have not preserved them, and the lawyers who still survive them are reticent, while others who were in practice here then, have gone and some have died. Among the justices at an early day was W.R. Boling in Horton Township-in fact, he is now justice. An action was brought before him of ejectment, and was between---Wassmann and G.B. Garvy. McCallum brought the suit for Wassmann, the trial was set for January 2 at nine o'clock. McCallum, the Sheriff and his deputy, Webb, with McCausland, started over from Sibley, starting at three o'clock in the morning, and at daylight the thermometer was twenty-six degrees below zero; but they were going to a law-suit, and the stimulus of the coming contest kept them warm-for we wouldn't for a moment intimate that anything else contributed to their comfort. P.R. Bailey, of Sheldon, was to be McCallum's opponent, but the distance to go and the early hour was too much for him, so he staid at home. The parties were all there in season, and a jury was called, whose qualifications were inquired into, and Mc found that all of them were quite satisfactory. The trial commenced and proceeded, the testimony was in and McCallum was making his argument. Just as Mc commenced, Jack Blair and A.V. Randall arrived, and Blair, seeing a chance for a little fun, went on top of the one-story building, laid a sack over the stove-pipe, sticking up through the roof, and sat down on it. The stove had just been replenished with soft coal, and in an instant the room was filled with black, sulphurous smoke, but Mc kept on until Webb went to shaking the stove-pipe to make it draw, when about twenty links of pipe, filled with soot, came suddenly down on the heads of the jurors, the litigants, the court and the counsel, when all beat a hasty retreat out of doors, and there was such a similarity in appearance, that it was hard to tell one from the other. They found out, however, what the trouble was, re-adjusted things and went at it again, but Blair's escape saved him from a fine for contempt. The case lasted all night, and at six o'clock the next morning, the jury were led off to a school house by Sheriff Lent for the purpose of deliberation, and were out some time before they returned, and when they did their verdict was for Wassmann. The court room for the purposes of the trial was Seymour Coyour's shack, and while the jury were out McCallum, Randall, McCausland and Webb "turned in," as the sailors call it, that is all four of them went to bed together, and while they were snoozing quietly, Blair appeared again and laid a hog's head carefully between Randall's head and McCallum's, which woke Mc up, and himself and what was left of the hog were staring at each other, for their countenances were in close proximity. The trial ended with a judgment for Wassmann, and then followed an execution to collect the costs. There was nothing in sight to levy on but some potatoes, and these were hardly in sight, for they were buried in a pit under ground. The Sheriff, however, armed with the usual process, went out to Garvy's place, took a man with him, and spent nearly a day digging into the frozen ground and finally into the pit, but the potatoes were missing. Upon a closer examination there was found to be another hole on the other side of the pit from where the Sheriff had excavated, where the debtor had stole a march on the expected execution, and removed his potatoes to other quarters.

History of Osceola County, by D. A. W. Perkins 1892

Ocheyedan has two church organizations, the Methodist and Congregationalist. The Methodist organization was first completed in the country outside the town before the town started, and for awhile had two buildings, one of them still standing and used near Mr. Mowthorpe's place. Judge McCallum, in giving us the history of the building, says that in 1876 or thereabouts, when he was holding down his claim near Ocheyedan, himself and L.G. Ireland, with F.H. Hunt, D. H. Boyd, Wm. Mowthorpe and others concluded that they wanted a sanctuary for worship and someplace to go to church. Ireland, McCallum and some others were sort of outsiders and not sound in the faith, and the question arose as to the location, and upon this they were divided. A meeting was held at Mr. Hunt's and the majority sat down completely on any location, except that where a church building now stands, near Mr. Mowthorpe's. The McCallum crowd were bound to have a church anyhow where they wanted it, so they went at it, and inside of three weeks they had a building all ready for occupancy on a corner of Ireland's claim. The other fellows, not to be outdone, also went at it and built their church near Mr. Mowtorpe's, where it now is. One was called grit and the other grace-the McCallum one being grit. After they were erected, however, the brethren dwelt together in unity, and, with the help of Brother Mallory, their spiritual welfare was looked after, and all were satisfied. The McCallum church was moved into Ocheyedan when the town started.

When the building was moved into Ocheyedan the church pastor then was Rev. R. Hild. He was succeeded by Rev. Keister, he by Rev. J.M. Woolery and then Rev. S.C. Olds, the present pastor. The church building is far too small for the present accommodations and one larger and more spacious will be erected in the near future.

History of Osceola County, by D. A. W. Perkins 1892

Daniel D. McCallum, elected circuit judge in 1884, ended his service when the court was abolished by the Legislature, in January, 1886. Judge McCallum lived at Sibley, in Osceola county, was a man of pleasing personality and well liked by the bar. At the conclusion of his term he thought that, having been elected by the people to fill the office for a full term, the Legislature could not sooner end the term by abolishing his court. The matter was tested in court, but resulted adversely to Judge McCallum and other circuit judges who had been legislated out of office. Judge McCallum died of cancer of the face in 1895.

Past And Present Of O'Brien And Osceola Counties, Iowa
CHAPTER XVII. THE COURTS

1860 Census: Clayton, Clayton County, Iowa: Daniel McColum (age 55, laborer, born Scotland), Elizabeth McColum (age 40, born Scotland), Duncan McColum (age 24, born Canada), Joseph McColum (age 22, born Canada), Abram McColum (age 17 born Canada), Hannah McColum (age 15, born Canada), Christina McColum (age 13, born Canada), Daniel McColum (age 11, born Canada), John McColum (age 9, born Canada), Robert McColum (age 7, born Canada), Edwin McColum (age 5, born Canada), Marion McColum (age 3, born Canada) and Wm. McColum (age 1, born Iowa).

1870 Census: Bloomington, Grant County, Wisconsin: Daniel McCullen (age 22, born Ireland), Angeline McCullen (age 29, born Ireland). I don't understand Ireland as the place of birth. But I am relatively sure this is them. The are living a couple of houses over from a family named Orr.

1880 Census: Holman, Osceola County, Iowa: D. D. McCallum (age 32, lawyer, born Canada), wife Angeline McCallum (age 39, born Wisconsin), daughter Mary L. McCallum (age 10, born Wisconsin), son Albert W. McCallum (age 7, born Iowa), and daughter Florence L. McCallum (age 1, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census, Sibley, Osceola County, Iowa: Daniel D. McCallum (age 37, lawyer, born Canada), Angeline C. McCallum (age 43, born Wisconsin), Mary S. McCallum (age 14, born Wisconsin), Albert W. McCallum (age 11), Florence A. McCallum (age 6).

Daniel McCallum died August 5, 1895. (per family tree found on line. Another source says August 10, 1895). He is buried in Holman Cemetery, Sibley, Osceola County, Iowa.

Judge Daniel D. McCallum, Sibley, an Osceola County pioneer, who was for many years a leading lawyer of Northwestern Iowa, died of cancer in the 49th year of his age. He enlisted with only 16 years old and served in the Twelfth and Twenty-seventh Iowa Regiments.

Oxford Mirror, August 15, 1895


Judge McCallum

One of Iowa's Ablest Lawyers Passes Away at Cherokee

Ex-Judge Daniel D. McCallum of Sibley, died at Cherokee of cancer. The Judge has been an intense sufferer the past two years, having undergone several painful operations. He went to Cherokee two months ago.

Judge McCallum as in Osceola County pioneer who served on the circuit bench and for a number of years was a leading lawyer of Northwestern Iowa. He was 49 years old and leaves a wife, son and two daughters. He enlisted when only 16 years old and served in the Twelfth and Twenty-seventh Iowa regiments. He was late post commander of the Sibley G. A. R. Post and at the time of his death district attorney of Osceola County.

Renwick Times, August 16, 1895

McCallum, Daniel D. -- of Sibley, Osceola County, Iowa. Circuit judge in Iowa 4th District, 1885-86. Burial location unknown. (The Political Graveyard).

His widow Angeline L. McCallum filed for a pension on Oct. 25, 1895 in Iowa.

1900 Census, Holman, Osceola County, Iowa Angeline McCallum (born Nov. 1840, age 59, widowed, born Wisconsin), daughter Mary L. McCallum (born Sept. 1870, age 28, born Wisconsin), son Albert W. McCallum (born April 1873, age 27, born Iowa), and Florence A. McCallum (born July 1878, age 21, born Iowa).

Angeline (Orr) McCallum died June 3, 1916.


McClintock, Archibald He was born April 6, 1837 in Pennsylvania. He was the son of William E. W. McClintock (Aug. 10. 1804 - Sept. 23, 1863) and Elizabeth Pinkerton Oct. 17, 1809 - July 8, 1899). He married Rachel Powell on Jan. 16, 1870 in Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Aaron Powell (Mar. 8, 1803 - May 7, 1849) and Elizabeth Garvin (Oct. 27, 1803 - ?) His brothers Robert Jackson McClintock and James McClintock and his 2nd (3rd?) cousin Eston McClintock all served in Company I, 27th Iowa.

1850 Census, Milford, Somerset, Pennsylvania: William McClintock (age 46, farmer, born PA), Elizabeth McClintock (age 40, born PA), Elisha McClintock (age 19, laborer, born PA), Robert Jackson McClintock (age 17, laborer, born PA), Archibald McClintock (age 13, born PA), James McClintock (age 10, born PA), Joanna McClintock (age 7, born PA), Levi McClintock (age 5, born PA), Lucinda McClintock (age 3, born PA), Elizabeth McClintock Age 2/12, born PA).

1860 Census, Paint Creek, Allamakee County, Iowa: Archa McClintock (age 20, day laborer, born PA). He was living with a family named Bubs. His parents and siblings were also living in Paint Creek, Allamakee County, but he was listed separately.

1870 Census, Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: A. McClintock (age 30, farmer, born PA, married in Jan. 1870), Rachel McClintock (age 30, born Indiana, married in Jan. 1870).

1880 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Archable McClintock (age 31, farmer, born Penn.), wife Rachel McClintock (age 30, born Ohio), son Augustus McClintock (age 9, born Iowa), daughter Grace McClintock (age 7, born Iowa), son Eddie McClintock (age 3, born Iowa), daughter Nellie McClintock (age 10/12, born Sept, in Iowa), mother- in-law Elizabeth Powell (age 70, widowed, born Penn.).

1885 Iowa State Census, Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Archabald McClintock (township 94, Range 5, Section 25, NE SW, age 46, farmer, born PA), Racheal McClintock (age 45, born Ind.), Augustus McClintock (age 14, born Allamakee County, Iowa), Gracie E. McClintock (age 12, born Allamakee County, Iowa), George E. McClintock (age 8, born Allamakee County, Iowa), Nellie McClintock (age 5, born Allamakee County, Iowa) and Elizabeth Powel (age 81, widow, born PA).

Submitted by Scott Taylor

Here is some info I gleaned from a trip to the National Archives in 2002. I was researching my Eston McClintock, and found that he served in Co. I with two relatives who gave Depositions on his behalf when he was applying for a Pension. Feel free to update your site (Eston McClintock, Jackson McClintock, and Archibald McClintock) with the info below. Notice that Jackson says he is Eston's 2nd cousin, but his brother Archibald says he is Eston's 3rd cousin. And Eston identifies them both as his 2nd cousins.


Archibald McClintock, in a Deposition on 1-20-1887, says he is a 49 yr. old farmer living in Rossville, Allamakee Co. Iowa. He testifies:

"During five years immediately preceeding clts. (claimant's) enlistment I was intimately acquainted with him: can't say that I was a neighbor for I was a young man and had no particular home of my own; we lived (unreadable) to five miles apart. I worked land in harvest with him.

I considered him a hearty man done a good days work. I never knew that he was afflicted with any disability; he never complained of any. I never heard him complain of rheumatism or heart disease, nor had I any other knowledge of his suffering from either of those disabilities. I never heard him complain of lameness, swelled or stiff joints, impared muscular motion or palpitation of the heart, pain in breast or smothering spells, and never observed either of those symptoms. I was a comrade of clts at enlistment. I considered him a stout healthy man. About four or five months after enlistment he claimed to be taken sick there with heart disease. Between those dates his health appeared good; was with us in all marches up to that time. Am 3rd cousin to clmt but claim no relationship."

He signs his name as Archible McClintock

1900 Census, Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Archibald McClintocke (born April 1838, age 62, married 30 years, born Pennsylvania), wife Rachel McClintock (born Sept. 1838, age 61, married 30 years, 4 children born, 4 still living, born Indiana), son Augustus McClintocke (born Nov. 1870, age 29, widowed, born Iowa), son Edmond G. McClintocke (born Oct, 1876, age 23, born Iowa), daughter Nellie J. McClintocke (born Sept. 1878, age 20, born Iowa), g. daughter Beryl B. McClintocke (born Dec. 1893, age 6, born Iowa)

Rachel (Powell) McClintock (born Sept. 30, 1838) died Oct. 29, 1900. She is buried in Rossville Cemetery, Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa.

Archibald McClintock died April 27, 1902 and is buried in Rossville Cemetery, Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa.

Children of Archibald McClintock and Rachel Powell

  1. Augustus Lewis McClintock b: 25 Nov 1870 in Allamakee County, Iowa; d: 26 Dec 1934
  2. Grace E. McClintock b: 14 Jun 1872 in Allamakee County, Iowa, d: 1942
  3. Edmund George McClintock b: 17 Oct 1876 in Allamakee County, Iowa d: 28 Feb 1941 in Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa
  4. Nellie Jackson McClintock b: 26 Sep 1879 in Allamakee County, Iowa d: 10 Oct 1970 in Allamakee County, Iowa

McClintock, Eston He was born October 8, 1826, in Fayette county, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Alexander McClintock (1798 - after 1880) and Polly Bird (1796 - ?). On February 5, 1853, he married Hulda (Rush) Mitchell. She was the daughter of Peter Rush (1798 - Oct. 1, 1880) and Mary E. Lenhart (1802 - Feb. 25, 1855). His 2nd (3rd?) cousins, Archibald McClintock, Robert Jackson McClintock and James McClintock all served in Company I, 27th Iowa.

Eston McClintock

Submitted by Scott Taylor, Source.

Standard Historical Atlas of Jasper County, Iowa, The Huebenger Survey and Map Publishing Co., Davenport, Iowa, 1901. Des Moines, Clear Creek & Buena Vista Twps. Part III - Page 42

Eston McClintock, Des Moines, B. Penna., Oct. 8, 1829, Settled Jasper Co. Spring 1864


Dear Elaine,

Thanks for the response, and the info on the updated site. I know the frustrations of outdated sites too well. I found some neat tidbits on your new site!

First, let me tell you what I have. Then, I have a couple questions.

Eston McClintock was born Oct 8, 1826, according to his obituary, which has been kept in an old family Bible. A looseleaf "register" in the Bible, though, lists his birth as Oct 8, 1829. It indicates he was born in Fayette County, PA.

The Bible say that on Feb 5, 1853 he married Hulda Mitchell. In the same year he moved to Allamakee County, IA. It is unclear which happened first.

In 1854 he moved to Fairmount in Jasper County, IA.

His discharge papers are in the family Bible as well. He served in Company I, 27th Iowa volunteers from Aug. 15, 1862 to Jan. 17, 1863. He was honorably discharged at Jackson, TN.

In 1902, he moved to Desoto, presumably to move in with his daughter Jennie. He was invalid last 2 years of life because of poor health acquired during the war and was living with daughter Jennie Taylor at the time of his death, according to the obituary.

He became a member of the Baptist church in 1892. He died March 1, 1909 in Desoto, IA. His funeral was conducted by the Reverend A. E. Foutch of the Methodist Episcopal church, but the actual funeral was held at the Christian church. Obituary listed survivors of Eston McClintock: (Parenthetical info is from the Bible)

Mrs. Mary Taylor (born Mary Ellen McClintock Dec 5, 1854) Mrs. Jennie Taylor (born unreadable Jane Mcclintock Apr 15, 1855 d. 6-9-32) Mr. Grant McClintock (born Ulysses Grant McClintock Feb 5, 1864) Mr. J. H. McClintock (born James Hiram McClintock Feb 10, 1867) Mrs. Minnie Hummel (born Minnie Belle McClintock Oct 17, 1868)

Eston McClintock

b. Oct. 8, 1826 or 1829 in Fayette Co. PA d. March 1, 1909 in Desoto, IA

On Feb 5, 1853 Eston McClintock married Hulda Mitchell (b. Mar. 23, 1827, d. ???)

J. H. McClintock is the owner of four hundred and eighty acres of rich farming land on sections 25 and 26 Adams township. It is a valuable property, well improved, and in its further development the owner is giving evidence of a thorough understanding of the most modern and progressive methods of agriculture.

Mr. McClintock is one of Iowa's native sons, born on the 10th of February, 1857, his parents being Eston and Huldah (Rush) McClintock, both of whom were natives of Somerset county, Pennsylvania. They came to this state in the year 1853 and are still residents of DeSoto, having for more than a half century been identified with the interests of the commonwealth. The father served for one year in the Civil war as a member of the Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry and after the close of hostilities he removed to Jasper county, where he purchased a farm, giving his time and energies to general agricultural pursuits for many years. In 1902, however, he removed to DeSoto, Dallas county, where he now makes his home in honorable retirement from further labor. Unto him and his wife have been born six children: Mary, the wife of C. Taylor, who lives in Jasper county, Iowa; Jennie, the wife of Clinton Taylor, who makes his home in DeSoto; J. H., of this review; Jessie, living in Missouri; Grant, who is located in South Dakota; and Minnie, the wife of Charles Hummel, of Madison county, Iowa.

In taking up the personal history of J. H. McClintock we present to our readers the life record of one who is well known in Dallas county as an energetic agriculturist and a man of determined spirit. He was reared to the occupation of farming and has always followed that pursuit in its various phases. In addition to the tilling of the soil he also makes a specialty of raising stock and this proves a profit able source of income to him. His place of four hundred and eighty acres constitutes a large and valuable farm of Adams township, the soil being arable and responding readily to the care and labor bestowed upon it. The place is well kept in every particular, the buildings are modern and the stock raised is of good grades.

In 1884 Mr. McClintock was united in marriage to Miss Delphia Montgomery, who was born in Jasper county, Iowa, in the year 1860, and is a daughter of William and Delena J. (Rein) Montgomery. Her father was born in Pennsylvania and her mother in Ohio. They were married in Jasper county, Iowa, where they lived for many years, and the mother still makes her home there, but the father died in the year 1891. At the time of his demise he was the owner of valuable farming land, amounting to five hundred acres, and was accounted one of the prosperous agriculturists of his community. His family numbered thirteen children, including Mrs. McClintock, who by her marriage has become the mother of four children: Maud and Jennie, who are graduates of the DeSoto high school; Ross, who is a student in the high school; and Esther, who is yet in the grammar school.

Mr. and Mrs. McClintock are members of the Christian church and Mr. McClintock gives his political support to the democracy. He has served as school director for several years and his influence is given for the furtherance of educational and other interests which he deems essential to the welfare and upbuilding of the county.

1850 Census, Addison, Somerset Pennsylvania: Easton McClintock (age 25, laborer, born Penn), Harriet McClintock (age 18, born Penn) and Jos. McClintock (age 1/12, born Penn. Note I am not 100% sure this is the same Easton McClintock. Did he marry twice?)

1860 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Eston McClintock (age 35, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Hulda McClintock (age 33, born PA), Mary E. McClintock (age 6, born Iowa), Eletta McClintock (age 5, born Iowa), Hiram McClintock (age 3, born Iowa) and Jesse N. McClintock (age 1, born Iowa).

1870 Census, Des Moines, Jasper, Iowa: Eston McClintoc (age 47, on a farm, born Penn), Hulda McClintoc (age 43, born Penn), Mary McClintoc (age 16, born Iowa), James McClintoc (age 15, born Iowa), Jesse McClintoc (age 11, born Io0wa), Grant McClintoc (age 6, born Iowa), Minnie McClintoc (age 2, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Des Moines, Jasper County, Iowa: Eston McClintock (age 53, farmer, born Pennsylvania), wife Huldah McClintock (age 53, born Pennsylvania), daughter Mary McClintock (age 26, born Iowa), son Jesse McClintock (age 21, born Iowa), son Grant McClintock (age 16, born Iowa), grandson Charles McReynolds (age 5, born Iowa), and grandson(?) Donna McReynolds (age 1, born Iowa).

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Living in Iowa, 27th Iowa: E. McClintock, private, Co. I, Post Office Address: Prairie City.

1885 Iowa Sate Census, Des Moines, Jasper County, Iowa: E. McClintic (Township 78, Range 20, Section 8, SW 1/4/ SE 1/4, age 57, divorced, farmer, born Penn.), Mary McClintic (age 31, born Allamakee County, Iowa), Grant McClintock (age 21, born Allamakee County, Iowa), and Ellex McClintock (age 90, widowed, born Pennsylvania). (note the marital status for E. McClintic is unclear. It looks like a P, but the only choices are M, S, D, or W, so it must be a D). Also note: If Ellex McClintic is his father Alex, then he died after 1885.

In 1887 his cousin Archibald McClintock made a statement for his pension application.

In 1887 his cousin Robert Jackson McClintock made a statement for his pension application.

1900 Census: Des Moines, Jasper County, Iowa: Eston McClintock (born Oct. 1829, age 70, divorced, born Pennsylvania, retired farmer), son Grant E. McClintock (born Feb. 1864, age 36, married 5 years, born Iowa), and daughter-in-law Nancy E. McClintock (born June 1866, age 33, married 5 years, 0 children born, born Iowa).

Eston McClintock died March 1, 1909 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Desoto, Dallas County, Iowa.

Contributed by Calvin Scott Taylor

Text of Obituary for Eston McClintock

Mr. Eston McClintock was born October 8, 1826, in Fayette county, Pennsylvania, and died in De Soto March 1, 1909, aged 79 years, 5 months and 24 days.

In 1853 he moved to Allamakee county, Iowa, and one year later came to Fairmont in Jasper county, where he made his home until he came to De Soto in 1902. On February 5, 1853, he married Hulda Mitchell. To this union were born 6 children all of whom with the mother are alive at this time. Mr. McClintock united with the Baptist Church in 1892 and remained in that communion through life. He was a soldier in the Civil War, enlisting in Company I, 27th Iowa Volunteers, August 15, 1862 and was honorably discharged because of disability January 17, 1863, at Jackson, Tennessee. It was from hardship and disease of soldiers' life that wrecked his health and entailed years of pain and weakness. The last two years left him a helpless invalid at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jennie Taylor.

Fold him in his country's stars
Roll the drum and fire the volley.
What to him are all our wars,
What but death bemocking folly.

Leave him to God's watching eye
Trust him to the hand that made him.
Mortal love weeps idly by
God alone has power to aid him.

The funeral services were held in the Christian church. Rev. A. E. Foutch of the M. E. church preached from 1 Cor. 15.26, "Fought his last enemy." Interment was made in Oakland cemetery.


CARD OF THANKS

We wish to thank our neighbors for the kindness shown us during the death and burial of our father.

(Parenthetical info is from the loose leaf page in the Bible)

Mrs. Mary Taylor (born Mary Ellen McClintock Dec 5, 1854)
Mrs. Jennie Taylor (born unreadable Jane McClintock Apr 15, 1855 d. June 9, 1932)
Mr. Grant McClintock (born Ulysses Grant McClintock Feb 5, 1864)
Mr. J. H. McClintock (born James Hiram McClintock Feb 10, 1867)
Mrs. Minnie Hummel (born Minnie Belle McClintock Oct 17, 1868)


Additional notes:

There are some discrepancies in the age/date of birth of Eston McClintock (1826 vs. 1829)

TOPIC: ESTON'S BIRTHDAY... IN SUPPORT OF 1826

  1. The enlistment records for the Iowa 27th have him claiming to be 37 in August of 1862, thus born 1825. (He was born on October 8).
  2. The 1860 census lists him as 35, thus born 1825-1826.
  3. The 1880 census lists him as 55, thus born 1825-1826.
  4. The 1909 obituary lists his birthdate as 1826.

TOPIC: ESTON'S BIRTHDAY...IN SUPPORT OF 1829

  1. The loose-leaf register of births I found in the family Bible perfectly matches 1860 census ages for all family members except Eston!
  2. A loose leaf page found in a family Bible says Eston McClintock was born Oct. 8, 1829, not 1826, as the obituary says. Going by the obit date of Eston's birth, he was somewhere over 26 years old, and Hulda, according to the loose leaf page, was born March 23, 1827, which would make her almost 26.
  3. The 1870 census lists him as 47, born 1823-1824. It seems this is a transcriber's error, and his age should be 41, not 47.
  4. The 1856 census lists him as 26, thus born 1829-1830.
  5. Medical exam on 10-14-1891 age 62 (My copies from 2002 trip to the National Archives.)
  6. Medical exam on 7-12-1893 age 63 (My copies from 2002 trip to the National Archives.)
  7. Medical exam on 12-26-1896 age 67 (My copies from 2002 trip to the National Archives.)
  8. Medical exam on 5-5-1897 age 67 (My copies from 2002 trip to the National Archives.)
  9. Medical exam on 10-18-1899 age 70 (My copies from 2002 trip to the National Archives.)
  10. The printed obituary is calculated from 1829, but typed 1826. Going by the October 8, 1829 date, I came up with 79 yrs from October 8, 1829 to October 8, 1908. There are another 23 days to finish up October of 1908. November, December, January, and February are 4 months, and then 1 more day to, March 1, 1909, for a grand total of 79 years, 4 months, 24 days, if my math is correct. So, it seems that the obituary's typist was calculating from 1829, but typed 1826. It also seems that the typist typed 5 months instead 4 months by mistake.
  11. Biography published while Eston was living says his birth date is 1829.
  12. Tombstone says his date of birth is Oct. 8, 1829.

Mrs. Jennie Taylor, mentioned above, was born Alicia (Alitia, Alishea) Jane McClintock. She was one of the daughters of Eston McClintock and Hulda Mitchell. Jennie was born Apr. 15, 1855 in PA and died June 9, 1932. On August 22, 1874, in Newton IA, Jennie McClintock married Robert Clinton Taylor, who was born about 1852 in Indiana. She died June 9, 1932). She is buried at the IOOF cemetery in Norman, OK at lot S06-R16-06.

One of their children was Benjamin Lee Taylor, born Aug. 22, 1879 in Nebraska and died March 14, 1948 in Los Angeles, California. On Jan. 26, 1903 in Des Moines IA, Benjamin Lee Taylor married Katherine Carter, who was born about 1883 and died about 1947. Katherine and Benjamin Lee are both buried in Norman, OK at the IOOF cemetery (She at lot number S11-R05-36 and he at lot number S11-R05-37). One of their children was Rex Clark Taylor, my grandfather, born July 14, 1907 in Iowa.

(Note: Eston McClintock's wife Hulda was born Hulda Rush. In a Disability Pension Deposition given on Eston's behalf to the Special Examiner on January 20, 1887, William L. Rush, a 58 year old carpenter and farmer stated, "I am not related to claimant. My sister was married to him: but they are divorced now." Likewise Isaac Woodmansee, a 57 year old farmer stated, "I am a brother-in-law of claimant's, or rather I was. He married my wife's sister, but they are now divorced." His wife was Susan Rush. Finally, Jackson Mitchell, 69 year old post master stated, "Am a brother-in-law to claimant. Claimant was one of the handiest (or hardiest) men to cradle in harvest work that you could find." So, Hulda Rush married a Mitchell before and/or after her marriage to and divorce from Eston McClintock.)


McClintock, Jackson Robert He was born Feb. 18, 1833 in Pennsylvania. He was the son of William E. W. McClintock (Aug. 10. 1804 - Sept. 23, 1863) and Elizabeth Pinkerton Oct. 17, 1809 - July 8, 1899). His brothers Archibald McClintock and James McClintock and his 2nd (3rd?) cousin Eston McClintock all served in Company I, 27th Iowa.

1850 Census, Milford, Somerset, Pennsylvania: William McClintock (age 46, farmer, born PA), Elizabeth McClintock (age 40, born PA), Elisha McClintock (age 19, laborer, born PA), Robert Jackson McClintock (age 17, laborer, born PA), Archibald McClintock (age 13, born PA), James McClintock (age 10, born PA), Joanna McClintock (age 7, born PA), Levi McClintock (age 5, born PA), Lucinda McClintock (age 3, born PA), Elizabeth McClintock Age 2/12, born PA).

1860 Census: Paint Creek, Allamakee County, Iowa: William McClintock (age 56, farmer, born PA), Elizabeth McClintock (age 50, born PA), Jackson McClintock (age 27, farmer, born PA), Johanna McClintock (age 17, born PA), Levi McClintock (age 15, born PA), Lucinda McClintock (age 12, born PA).

1870 Census: Frankville, Winneshiek County, Iowa: J. R. McClintock (age 36, farm laborer, born Pennsylvania), Elizabeth McClintock (age 60, born Pennsylvania), Johanna McClintock (age 26, born Pennsylvania, dumb), Lucinda McClintock (age 22, born Pennsylvania).

1880 Census, Franklin, Allamakee County, Iowa: Elizabeth McClintock (age 70, widow, born Penn.), son Jackson McClintock (age 47, farmer, born Penn), daughter Johanna McClintock (age 37, born Penn.).

1885 Iowa State Census, Franklin, Allamakee County, Iowa: Elizabeth McClintock (Township 96, Range 5, Section 1, SE SE, age 75, widow, born Penn), Robert McClintock (age 51, farmer, born Penn) and Johanna McClintock age 40, born Penn.).

Submitted by Scott Taylor

Here is some info I gleaned from a trip to the National Archives in 2002. I was researching my Eston McClintock, and found that he served in Co. I with two relatives who gave Depositions on his behalf when he was applying for a Pension. Feel free to update your site (Eston McClintock, Jackson McClintock, and Archibald McClintock) with the info below. Notice that Jackson says he is Eston's 2nd cousin, but his brother Archibald says he is Eston's 3rd cousin. And Eston identifies them both as his 2nd cousins.


Jackson R. McClintock gave a Deposition on 1-20-1887. In it, he says he is a 53 yr. old farmer living in Rossville, Allamakee Co. Iowa. He testifies:

"I was an intimate acquaintance of the soldier's from 1854 till we enlisted in Aug. 62. Lived at varying distances from him ranging from one to four miles and done many a hard days work with him during that acquaintance. We were comrades in the service.

During my acquaintance prior to his service I never heard him complain. His health was good so far as I know. He could do a substantial days work with an axe cradle or mowing scythe or pitch fork.

I had no knowledge that he was afflicted with heart disease or rheumatism prior to his service. He did not walk lame or appear stiff in any joint of his body, did not complain of it, or at least I never heard him. If he had complained of rheumatism during that time I should think I would have known it; as I was with him so much.

He never had any fluttering of the heart shortness of breath, or pain in left breast before the war that I ever knew of. In January 1863 at Jackson Tenn. he complained of a fluttering of the heart; kept rubbing it and said it was fluttering; he groaned terribly. I never heard him complain of heart disease before that date. I never heard him complain of rheumatism in the service. I was present with clt. close to the time he was discharged. I never heard him say to Lieut. Sherbin that he had rheumatism before the war...

Am a 2nd cousin of clts; have no pecuniary interest in the prosecution of his case...I can't say certain just how long prior to his enlistment I worked with him; can't say whether it was a year or six months."

He signs his name Jackson R. McClintock.

Robert Jackson McClintock died Nov, 28, 1892 and is buried in Rossville Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Allamakee County, Iowa.


McClintock, James He was born Oct. 9, 1839 in Pennsylvania. He was the son of William E. W. McClintock (Aug. 10. 1804 - Sept. 23, 1863) and Elizabeth Pinkerton Oct. 17, 1809 - July 8, 1899). He married twice. He married first Mary Brown on Nov. 28, 1868. She was the widow of Jared Brown, who also served in Company I, 27th Iowa and died during the Civil War. Jared Brown's Pension Index Record shows that M. J. McClintock filed for a pension for a minor in 1869. James McClintock married second Mary Jane Mitchell about 1896. Per the 1925 Iowa State Census, she was the daughter of Jackson Mitchel and Catherine Rush. His brothers Archibald McClintock and Robert Jackson McClintock and his 2nd (3rd?) cousin Eston McClintock all served in Company I, 27th Iowa.

1850 Census, Milford, Somerset, Pennsylvania: William McClintock (age 46, farmer, born PA), Elizabeth McClintock (age 40, born PA), Elisha McClintock (age 19, laborer, born PA), Robert Jackson McClintock (age 17, laborer, born PA), Archibald McClintock (age 13, born PA), James McClintock (age 10, born PA), Joanna McClintock (age 7, born PA), Levi McClintock (age 5, born PA), Lucinda McClintock (age 3, born PA), Elizabeth McClintock Age 2/12, born PA).

James McClintock served with the 12th Iowa before he enlisted with the 27th. Following is the Roster information from 12th Iowa Infantry, Company B and a short history:

McClintock, James. Residence Rossville, nativity Pennsylvania. Enlisted Nov. 20, 1861. Mustered Nov. 20, 1861. Discharged July 7, 1862, Corinth, Miss. See company I, Twenty-seventh Infantry.

HISTORY OF THE TWELFTH REGIMENT IOWA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY

This regiment was mustered in at Dubuque Oct. 17 to Nov. 25, 1861. On Nov. 28 it left for St. Louis to remain until late January. Joseph Jackson Woods, West Point graduate, was its first colonel. He served in the regular army from Mexico to Oregon until 1853 when he resigned and came to Iowa. Throughout his term of service he commanded the Twelfth or the brigade to which it was attached.

From St. Louis the regiment moved to Cairo and on to Ft. Henry which the gunboats had taken before the troops reached it. The Twelfth then moved to Donelson. March 12 it embarked for Pittsburgh Landing.

At Shiloh on the morning of April 6, brigaded with the Second, Seventh and Fourteenth Iowa under Col. Tuttle, the Twelfth awaited the enemy. Until four o'clock in the afternoon, every attack was repulsed. Discovering the enemy in its rear, the regiment fell back. Through no fault of its own as supporting troops to right and left had given way, the Twelfth was surrounded. Faced with annihilation, with all hope of retreat or succor gone, the regiment surrendered.

Figures of losses vary. Many of those captured were wounded. By the time of exchange, their wounds had healed and were not reported. In all, wounded, killed and captured, the approximate loss was 513.

Soon after Shiloh, the remnants of the Eighth, Twelfth and Fourteenth, together with the Fifty Eighth Illinois were consolidated in the Union Brigade, its maximum strength 631. The Twelfth had but 75 men when placed with the Union Brigade. May 17, Lt. Col. Parrott of the Seventh was placed in command. In December, 1862, the Union Brigade was disbanded, the Eighth, Twelfth and Fourteenth reorganized, including the prisoners now exchanged and ready for duty.

1870 Census, Paint Creek, Allamakee County, Iowa: James McClintock (age 30, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Mary J. McClintock (age 35, born PA), Merisa Brown (age 10, born Iowa), Huldah Brown (age 9, born Iowa), and Emery McClintock (age 7/12, born Iowa).

1880 Census, Franklin, Allamakee County, Iowa: James McClintock (age 38, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Mary McClintock (age 40, born Penn), Narrissa McClintock (age 20, born Iowa) and Emery McClintock (age 9, born Iowa). NOTE: I believe Merisa Brown in 1870 and Narsissa McClintock in 1880 are the same person.

1885 Iowa State Census, Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: James McClintock (Township 97, Range 5, Section 25, Rossville, age 45, laborer, born Pennsylvania), Mary J. McClintock (age 49, born Pennsylvania), Marrissa Brown (age 25, born Allamakee County, Iowa). Erving McClintock (age 15, born Allamakee County, Iowa.)

I could not find him in 1900.

1910 Census, Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: James McClintock (age 70, married 2 times currently for 14 years, born Pennsylvania), wife Mary J. McClintock (age 56, married 2 times, currently for 14 years, 8 children born, 3 still living, born Pennsylvania). Note that the census indicates that they had both been married twice and were currently married for 14 years. Year of marriage would have been approximately 1896. So this is a different Mary then listed in the previous census records.

1915 Iowa State Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: James McClintock (age 75, County: Allamakee, Township, Jefferson. married, Extent of Education: Common 8, can read and write, Birthplace: Pennsylvania, Value of farm or home: $800.00, Military Service: Civil War, Infantry, State Iowa. Regiment: 27, Company I. Church Affiliation: Baptist. Father's birthplace: Pennsylvania. Mother's birthplace: Pennsylvania. Years in Iowa: 60.

1920 Census: Post. Allamakee County, Iowa: James McClintock (age 80, married, born Pennsylvania). wife Mary J. McClintock (age 65, born Pennsylvania).

1925 Iowa State Census: Postville, Allamakee County, Iowa: James McClintock (age 84, married, own free, attended rural High School 2nd reader, can read and write. Father's name W. McClintock. Mother's name Elizabeth Pinkerton). Wife Mary McClintock (age 71, married attended rural high school, 3rd reader, can read and write. Father's name Jackson Mitchel, Mother's name: Catherine Rush.).

James McClintock died Sept. 2, 1925 and is buried in Rossville Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Allamakee County, Iowa.

The information below was found on the Allamakee USGenweb site and is a partial listing for Rossville Cemetery. Based on this information I initially thought that the James McClintock that served with the 27th died in 1865. However, as I researched this I found pension index records and Census records that proves that the one that died in 1925 is the James that served with the 27th. I do not know who the James (that died in 1865) is. Also I could not determine who Jason McClintock is. (He is noted as being with the 27th, but there is no record of that in the rosters - and I could find no record of a Jason McClintock in Allamakee County in the census records.) I do wonder if the marker for Jason is really for James? (Update: subsequent to my research I received photos of all the McClintock tombstones. I am convinced someone mistook JAS as an abbreviation for Jason instead of James.)

  • McClintock, Archibald b. ? d. 19-2 Remarks: Co I IA 27 Inf
  • McClintock, Jackson R. b/ 1833 Feb 18 d/ 1892 Mar 13 Remarks: GR Co I IA 27 Inf
  • McClintock, James, b. ?; d. 1865 Jul 25; Remarks: GR Co I IA 27 Inf
  • McClintock, James, b. 1839 Oct 09; d. 1925 Sep 02; Remarks: DR
  • McClintock, Jason, b. ? d. ?; Remarks: Co I IA 27 Inf
  • McClintock, Johomrah? b. 1842, Oct 31; d. 1907 Jun 06; Remarks: DR Jason?
  • McClintock, Mary Jane, b. 1852 Mar 06; d. 1928 Feb 10; Remarks: NM DR
  • McClintock, Nellie Jackson, b. 1879 Sep 26; d. 1970 Oct 10; Remarks FM DR
  • McClintock, Rachel Powell, b. 1838 Sep 30; d. 1900 Oct 28

Note:

Mary Jane McClintock is wife of James
Rachel Powell McClintock is the wife of Archibald
Nellie Jackson McClintock is the daughter of Archibald
Johomrah? is Johanna, sister of Archibald, Jackson R. and James McClintock.

GR = Armed Forces Grave Registration record
DR = Death Record
NM = No Marker
FM = Martin Funeral Home Record.

His widow Mary McClintock filed for a pension on Sept. 11, 1925.

Mary Jane (Mitchell) McClintock died Feb. 10, 1928 and is buried in Rossville Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Allamakee County, Iowa.


McNamara, Peter He was born June 1837 in Massachusetts. He was the son of Patrick and Hannah McNamara. He married Elizabeth S. Watson on Jan. 15, 1872 in Mitchell County, Iowa. (Iowa, Marriages, 1809-1992).

1856 Iowa State Census, Cox Creek, Clayton County, Iowa: Patrick McNamara (age 49, born Ireland, farmer), Hannah McNamara (age 49, born Ireland), Peter McNamara (age 17, born Mass), Michael McNamara (age 15, born Mass), Patrick McNamara (age 14, born Mass), Mara McNamara (age 12, born Mass), Mary McNamara (age 8, born Mass.)

1880 Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: Peter G. McNamara (age 43, farmer, born Mass), wife Sarah E. McNamara (age 50, born England), son Hiram O. McNamara (age 12, herd boy, born Iowa). (Note: Per marriage records they married in 1872. Who is Hiram O. McNamara the son of? He would have been born several years before they married. Did one of them have a previous marriage? Update: I found this information in an online family tree that had him listed as Hiram Oscar (Gwynn) McNamara: "He was the son of Michael Bartholomew Gwynn (1832-1888) and Mary Jane O'Dell (1843-1874). I have family records that say that Hiram was adopted by neighbors, the McNamaras, after his mother died in childbirth. His name was then changed to Mcnamara, but I have continued the tree with the family name, Gwynn, to follow the bloodline." Note: I (ejj) found him (3 years old) on the 1870 census with Michael and Mary Gwynn in Mitchell County, Iowa.)

1885 Iowa State Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: P. G. McNamara (age 47, farmer, born Massachusetts), E. S. McNamara (age 56, born England) and H. O. McNamara (age 15, born Iowa).

Elizabeth Sarah (Watson) McNamara (born July 17, 1829), died April 14, 1896. She is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Mitchell County, Iowa.

1900 Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: Peter McNamara (born June 1837, age 62, widowed, born Massachusetts, land lord).

1905 Iowa State Census: Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa: P. G. McNamara, Post Office. W. Mitchell.

Peter McNamara died probably between 1905 and 1910. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Mitchell, Mitchell County, Iowa.


Mason, Loren Day He was born Oct. 16, 1842 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. He was the son of Milo Day Mason (1815 - after 1880) and Ann Mary Brown (1820 - before 1870). He married Ann Boomhower in July 1866 in Minnesota. She was the daughter of H. Roswell Boomhower (1822 - July 1, 1906) and Angeline A. Silvernale (Aug. 27, 1824 - Mar 6, 1911).

1860 Census: McGregor, Clayton County, Iowa: M.D. Mason (age 45, born Vermont), Mary Mason (age 40, born Vermont), Lorin Mason (age 17, born Illinois), Minerva Mason (age 15, born Illinois), Marshall Mason (age 11, born Illinois).

1870 Census: Murray County, Minnesota: Ann Mason (age 21, born New York), Loren Mason (age 26, farmer, born Illinois) and Eunice Mason (age 2, born Minnesota).

1875 Minnesota Territorial and State Census: Murray, Murray County, Minnesota: Loren Mason (age 34, born Illinois), M. D. Mason (age 64, born Vermont), A. M. Mason (age 29 born NY), Eunice Mason (age 8, born Minn.), Ellie Mason (age 4, born Minn.), Angie Mason (age 1, born Minn.).

1880 Census: Mason, Murray County, Minnesota: M. D. Mason (age 65, farmer, born Vermont), L. Mason (age 36, farmer, born Illinois), wife A. M. Mason (age 33, born New York), daughter Eunice Mason (age 12, born Minnesota), daughter Ellice (age 9, born Minnesota), daughter Angie Mason (age 5, born Minnesota) and son Ed. C. Mason (age 4, born Minnesota).

1885 Minnesota Territorial and State Census: Mason, Murray County, Minnesota: Loren Mason (age 38, born Illinois, served as a soldier in Federal Army During Rebellion), Ann M. Mason (age 35, born NY), Eunice Mason (age 17, born Minn), Ella Mason (age 14, born Minn.), Angie Mason (age 10, born Minn.), Edd S. Mason (age 9, born Minn.), Laura Mason (age 2, born Minn.), and Loren Mason (age 2, born Minn.)

1900 Census: Mason, Murray County, Minnesota: Mason, Loren (born Oct. 1844, age 55, married 34 years, farmer, born New York), wife Ann Mason (born Feb. 1847, age 53, married 34 years, 6 children born, 6 still living, born New York), daughter Laura Mason (born Mar. 1883, age 17, born Minnesota), and son Lorain D. Mason (born Mar. 1889, age 11, born Minnesota).

1905 Minnesota Territorial and State Census, Mason, Murray County, Minnesota: Loren D. Mason (age 63, farmer, born Illinois, soldier), Ann M. Mason (age 60, born New York) and Loren D. Mason (age 21, born Minnesota).

1910 Census: Mason, Murray County, Minnesota: Loren Mason (age 66, married 1 time for 43 years, born Illinois), wife Ann M. Mason (age 63, married 1 time for 43 years, 6 children born, 6 still living, born New York), and son Lorain D. Mason (age 28, born Minnesota).

Loren Mason died Dec. 28, 1918 in Currie Minnesota. (Pension Index Records) He is buried in Slayton Cemetery, Slayton, Murray County, Minnesota. His Pension Index Card is cross referenced with additional services: B 1 MMB US Vol. Cav. and I 1 MMB US Vol. Inf.

Submitted by Diane S. Clercx

Veteran Mason is Mustered out.

Veteran of Civil War and Pioneer of Murray County Passed Away at his Home in Mason Township Sunday.

Settled in Murray County in 1867 and in Organization of County, Mason Township was Named for Him.

A Tribute:

One by one, as the years roll on, our comrades are called to join their comrades who have preceded them to the great beyond.

The comradeship which was sanctified in camp, on the weary march, in the silent vigils of the dark and stormy night, upon the field of carnage, where many a brave comrade fell fighting for our dear old flag, has never faded. It has stood the test of years in spite of the strenuous demands of civil life and it is just as strong and enduring as it was in the days of our vigor and strength.

Once more we are called to stand at the door of eternity to bid another of our comrades, tried and true, a last farewell. In the passing of our comrade Lorain Mason, I know whereof I speak, when I pay him this humble tribute.

As a soldier he was uncomplaining upon the battlefield; he faced the enemy undaunted, nobly and manfully, always obedient to the behest of duty.

Comrade, thy days are told,
But thou dist not fight in vain;
Today that bonny flag unfolds
And flies without a stain.
Hail proud emblem of the free,
Baptised in precious blood;
Wave thou on o'er land and sea,
Guiding star to brotherhood

Comrade Wheeler.

******

The death of Lorain Mason at his home in Mason township Sunday, caused much sorrow throughout the county, especially among the older residents who through years of neighboring and business dealings with him had come to love him as a brother.

However, his sudden demise did not come as a keen shock, for all were aware that he was rapidly declining. During the past few years he was bothered with a cancerous face, and gained temporary relief by submitting to two operations in this city. However, the poison had undoubtedly spread through his system and weakened it so that coupled with old age the body could not resist.

Lorain Mason was one of the earliest settlers and best known citizens of Mason township. He was born in Jo Daviess County, Galeno, Illinois, on the 16th of October, 1842, but at an early age came to Murray county, together with his parents. He remained with his parents until he reached the age of sixteen years, up to which time he had been given good education advantages. After leaving home, Mr. Mason engaged in farming for a year and then went to St. Louis, Mo., where he worked for a transfer company for eight months. In the spring of 1862, being fired with patriotic feelings, he enlisted in Company B. First Missouri Cavalry. He served bravely and gallantly during the entire war, being discharged at Vicksburg, January 24, 1865. He served in the various engagements about Pea Ridge, and in the battle of Corinth. He saw much severe service and was in many hard-fought battles. After receiving his discharge he returned to Minnesota, coming back to Murray County in 1867, when he took up a homestead and put in a large crop. Since that time he has made a permanent settlement. During one winter after coming here he lived in a log house, and in the following spring built the first house that was erected after the Indian Massacre at Lake Shetek.

During those early years Mr. Mason saw some terrible times and passed through many and varied experiences. In order to secure provisions, during the first three years he had to go to New Ulm and Madelia, a distance of seventy miles. Then, too, he lived through the grasshopper days and for three years straight lost his crops as a result of their ravages. Those time passed, however, and prosperity and success greeted his efforts.

On July 4th, 1866, he was united in marriage to Miss Anna M. Boomhower and to their union were born six children; four girls and two boys, all are living and whose names are Mrs. George McCormick, Mrs. Frank Galles, Mrs. E. L. Hanover, Mrs. M. Pearsoll, Lorain Mason and Edward Mason.

In early life the deceased acquired a good education and constantly added to his store of knowledge by reading and investigation. His knowledge of public affairs helped materially in the building of this county's organization and as a result of his efforts along that line, was made the first Sheriff of Murray County, which office he held three terms.

He was the kind of man that made the world better for his being a part of it, and though he now rests in peace, his name will live on in this county forever.

The funeral services took place on Tuesday from the Presbyterian church of Currie, Rev. McAuley, assisted by Rev. Tallman, of this city, officiating. The remains were then brought to this city and by loving hands laid at rest in the Slayton Cemetery.

His Pension Index card for Co. I, 27th Iowa (Certificate 924.246) shows that Loren Mason died Dec. 28, 1918 in Currie Minnesota. It shows additional services: B, 1 MMB US Vol. Cav. and I, 1 MMB US Vol. Inf.

His Pension Index Card for Co. B MMC US V. Cav (Certificate 924.246) showed that he enlisted Jan. 20, 1863 and was discharged Aug. 1864. It shows the same date of death: Dec. 28, 1918 at Currie Minnesota. And it shows additional service with I, 1 MMB US V. Inf. And I, 27 IA Inf.

His Pension Index Card for Co I, 1st MMB US Vol. Infantry (Certificate 924.246) shows that he enlisted Aug. 1864 and was discharged Jan. 24, 1865. It also said he died Dec. 28, 1918 at Currie, Minnesota. It shows further service: I 27 Ia. Inf. & B 1 MMB US Cav.

So even though there is no mention of the 27th Iowa in his obituary, I have no doubt that the Loren Mason that served for a few months with the 27th Iowa, is the same Loren Mason that was in Company B. First Missouri Cavalry, as mentioned in his obituary.

Minnesota Death Index: Lorin Mason, Death Date Dec. 28, 1918. Death County, Murray, State File Number: 011017, Certificate Number 0011017, Certificate Year: 1918. Record Number 264755.

His widow Ann M. Mason filed for a pension on Jan. 15, 1919 in Minnesota.


Mattocks, Joseph L. He was born July 22, 1835 in Pennsylvania. He was the son of John Mattocks (Dec. 16, 1790 - Jan. 16, 1856) and Mary "Polly" Loutzenheizer (Mar. 19, 1796 - Oct. 14, 1853) He married Prudence Berrier (born Jan. 1831) on July 4, 1854 in Defiance County, Ohio. She was the daughter of John Berrier (1785 - 1870) and Mary Ann Furguson (1797 - July 17, 1859).

1850 Census: West Salem, Mercer County, Pennsylvania: John Mattocks (age 61, farmer, born PA), Mary Mattocks (age 55, born PA), John Mattocks (age 17, blacksmith, born PA), David Mattocks (age 16, farmer, born PA) and Joseph Mattocks (age 15, farmer, born PA).

1860 Census: Union Prairie, Allamakee County, Iowa: Joseph Mattick (age 25, born PA), Prudence Mattick (age 27, born NY), Frances Mattick (age 6, born NY), Mary Mattick (age 4, born NY) and Ida Mattick (age 2, born NY).

1870 Census: Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa: J.L. Mattocks (age 34, farmer, born PA), Prudence Mattocks (age 37, born PA), Frank Mattocks (age 19, farm laborer, born PA), Mary Mattocks (age 14, born PA), Ida E. Mattocks (age 12, born PA), Eddie Mattocks (age 7, born Iowa) and Ettie Mattocks (age 2, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Liberty, Woodbury County, Iowa: J. L. Mattocks (age 45, farmer, born Penn.), wife Prudence Mattocks (age 47, born Penn.), son Eddie Mattocks (age 17, born Iowa), daughter Luetta Mattocks (age 12, born Iowa), son Joseph L. Mattocks (age 9, born Iowa), and daughter Genevieve Mattocks (age 6, born Iowa),

1885 Iowa State Census: Woodbury, Woodbury County, Iowa; Joseph L. Mattocks (Sergeants Bluff, Age 49, Hotel, born Penn.), Prudence Mattocks (age 51, born Penn.), Etta Mattock (age 17, born Allamakee County, Iowa), Lester Mattocks (age 14, born Woodbury County, Iowa), and Geneva Mattocks (age 11, born Woodbury County, Iowa).

Joseph Mattocks died May 16, 1891. He is buried in Sergeant Bluff Cemetery (aka Holman Cemetery), Section 1, Row 4, Sergeant Bluff, Woodbury County, Iowa.

His widow Prudence Mattocks filed for a pension on June 2, 1891.

1900 Census: Woodbury, Woodbury County, Iowa: Prudence Mattocks (born Jan. 1831, age 69, widowed, 10 children born, 6 still living, born Penn), daughter Geneva Ecarus (born Dec. 1873, age 26, married 5 years, 1 child born, 1 still living, born Iowa), Grand daughter Margaret Ecarus (born May 1897, age 3, born Iowa), and Ruby Burrier (born Dec. 1883, age 16, born Iowa - relationship not stated).

On the 1925 Iowa State Census, E. Y. Mattocks states that his father's name is Joseph Mattocks and his mother's name is Prudence Berrier (indexed as Bessen).


Miller, George Ross He was born Jan. 21, 1831 in Crawford County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Abraham Miller (1804 - 1883) and Nancy Ross (1808 - 1876). He married Mary E. Burchinal in 1853. She was the daughter of Thomas Burchinal (Feb. 11, 1805 - May 12, 1887) and Nancy Anna Wood (Feb. 4, 1808 - Mar. 25, 1848). His sister Rachel F. Miller married Thomas B. Wiley, who also served in Company I, 27th Iowa.

History of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
Ed. and comp. by J. H. Wheeler. 2 vols.
Chicago: Lewis Pub Co., 1910

Submitted by Kay Ehlers

This biography is for a brother of George R. Miller, but includes information about George R. Miller and his parents.

Adoniram J. Miller

This sterling citizen of Mason City, where he is now living virtually retired, has been a resident of Cerro Gordo county for a period of forty years, within which it was given him to gain success and independence through well directed endeavors, and he is a member of one of the honored pioneer families of Iowa, with whose annals the name has been identified for more than half a century. He was in his twenty-first year at the time of the family emigration to the Hawkeye state, and here he has found ample scope and opportunity for productive effort along normal lines of industrial and business enterprise, the while he has so ordered his course as to merit and receive the high regard of his fellow men.

Mr. Miller refers to the old Keystone state of the Union as the place of his nativity, as he was born on a farm in Venango township, Crawford county, Pennsylvania, on the 12th of August, 1836. He is a son of Abraham and Nancy (Ross) Miller, both of whom were likewise natives of Pennsylvania-the former of German lineage and the latter of Scotch-Irish extraction, she having been a lineal descendant of the great navigator, Sir John Ross. Both families were founded in Pennsylvania prior to the war of the Revolution.

Abraham Miller was identified with agricultural pursuits in Crawford county, Pennsylvania, until 1847, when he moved with his family to Monongalia county, West Virginia, which state that time was an integral portion of the historic old commonwealth of Virginia. There he continued to be engaged in farming until 1856, when he came to Iowa and cast in his lot with the pioneers of Allamakee county, where he purchased a tract of land and developed a valuable and productive farm. On this old homestead he continued to reside until his death, in 1883, at the venerable age of seventy-five years. His loved and devoted wife was summoned to eternal rest in 1876, when about sixty-eight years of age, and both were zealous and consistent members of the Baptist church, exemplifying their faith in the worthy lives and kindly deeds. They became the parents of three sons and two daughters who attained to years of maturity, and of the number the subject of this review, the eldest of the three now living, was the fourth in order of birth. Dr. Edson C. Miller is a representative physician and surgeon at Brookings, South Dakota; Rachel is the wife of Thomas B. Wiley, of Waukon, Allamakee county, Iowa; Captain George R. Miller, well remembered in Cerro Gordo county, where he died in 1885, at the age of fifty-four years, was captain of Company I, Twenty-seventh Iowa Volunteer Infantry, in the Civil war; and Sarah, who became the wife of Joseph Curtis, died in Hancock county, this state in 1883.

This biography is for the son of George R. Miller.

Reverdy J. Miller, editor and proprietor of the Missouri Valley Eye, first associated himself with the interests of Harrison County in June, 1889, when he purchased the above-named newspaper plant from M. B. COX, and has conducted the same ever since, except about eight months, when it was in the hands of Pettit& Wilson & E. F. Wilson.

To acquaint the reader with our subject's early life and family connection it may be stated that he is a native of Allamakee County, Iowa. His parents were George R. and Mary E. (Burchinal) Miller, who resided at Rossville, Allamakee County, at the date of Reverdy J.'s birth. His parents were natives of the old Keystone State. The father received a liberal education and was admitted to the bar prior to the breaking out of the Civil War. In 1856 he came to Allamakee County, Iowa, and represented that county in the Twelfth General Assembly. In 1862 he enlisted as a member of Company I, Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry, and was made Captain of his company, serving until 1864, when he returned and practiced his chosen profession with eminent success. In 1869 he removed from Allamakee County to Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, where he became a prominent citizen and social factor. He died at Mason City, October 29, 1885 *. His wife still lives at that place. It was said of Hon. George R. Miller that his only failing was that "he was too good to his family," a record any son may well refer to with pride.

Reverdy J., of whom this sketch is written, commenced attending the common schools of Allamakee County in 1865. After the family removed to Mason City he graduated from the excellent High School in that city, in 1878, after which he followed teaching for a time. In 1881 he entered the State University at Iowa City, graduating from the law department in 1884, but he never followed this as a profession. After leaving college he engaged in the real-estate business at Mason City. He followed this until he came to Harrison County.

Politically Mr. Miller votes the same ticket which his father faithfully supported for so many years---the Democratic, believing , as he does, that this party best serves the interests of the masses of American citizens and freeholders.

Mr. Miller is a single man, and since 1885 has been publishing the Iowa Workman, which is the official organ of the Ancient Order of United Workmen for Iowa.

During the Indian troubles in Dakota in the winter of 1890-91 he was made correspondent for the New York Herald and was present in the wilds of the West during a greater part of that struggle. He is a practical newspaper man, thoroughly posted on all present-day topics, and one who is possessed of a quick, keen comprehension of all that is required of a modern-day journalist, in which role he is successful.

Source: 1891 Harrison County Iowa History, pp.736-737
Family Researcher: NA

*All other records say date of death was Oct. 28, 1885. ejj

1850 Census: Georges, Fayette County, Pennsylvania: Abram Miller (age 46, farmer, born PA), Nancy Miller (age 45, born PA), Sarah Miller (age 22, born PA), Rachel Miller (age 21, born PA), George R. Miller (age 20, Tailor, born PA), Adaniran W. Miller (age 14, born PA), Edson C. Miller (age 3, born PA).

1860 Census, Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Mary E. Miller (age 22, born PA), Elizabeth F. Miller (age 5, born Iowa), George R. Miller (age 2, born Iowa) and Ella Miller (age 8/12, born Iowa). This has to be the family of George R. Miller. They were living next door to Abram and Nancy Miller. I could not find George in the 1860 census.

1870 Census: Mason, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa: Geo. R. Miller (age 39, Lawyer, born Pa), Mary E. Miller (age 35, born PA), Reverdy J. Miller (age 13, born Iowa), Ella Miller (age 10, born Iowa), Thomas Miller (age 8, born Iowa) and William Miller (age 5, born Iowa).

OLD SETTLERS' SOCIETY OF CERRO GORDO AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES.

At a meeting of the old settlers of Clear Lake and vicinity, held at the old school house on the 30th of June, 1875, J. Dickirson was chosen chairman and S. M. Richardson, secretary, after which a general consideration of forming an old settlers' association was entered into, and on motion they resolved to issue the following invitation:

"The undersigned, old settlers of Clear Lake and vicinity, would respectfully invite all persons who resided in Cerro Gordo and adjoining counties previous to and including 1860, to meet at Clear Lake on Wednesday, July 21, 1875, for the purpose of organizing an old settlers' association, having for its object a renewal of old acquaintance and social enjoyment. Also to collect and record a full list of the early settlers of this vicinity, as far as possible, with their present location. "

"We would recommend that the meeting be held on the picnic plan, in regular old-fashioned free and easy style, without set speeches or programme, and that each one present do his part to entertain the party as the occasion suggests. Also, that during the meeting a permanent organization be effected by electing officers, recording members, and appointing of committees to carry out its objects."

Geo. E. Frost, Marcus Tuttle, C. S. Goodwin.


The re-unions of the association have been held annually since its organization; the interest has increased with the growth of years, making each new meeting a time long to be remembered. A very interesting meeting was held June 11, 1880, the account of which is taken from the Mason City Express of June 16, 1880. "Last Friday morning, though the weather was rather unpromising, the old settlers, and new ones too, began to gather in by the hundreds, and when the old settlers' band arrived at the picnic ground a large number were present. After the opening exercises the president, George E. Frost, delivered a very appropriate address of welcome. On account of the absence of Hon. Jarvis S. Church, the response by Capt Lucas, on behalf of the old settlers, was made the leading address of the day. Though many were disappointed in the absence of Mr. Church, they had the pleasure of listening to the able speech of Capt. Lucas. The afternoon was spent in attending to the business of the association and making short speeches. There were about 2,000 people on the ground, and the many happy greetings, hearty hand-shakings, and the general good feeling which prevailed, all showed the interest of the people in these annual re-unions.

"The officers in 1883 were: President, I. W. Card, of Cerro Gordo county; vice presidents, 'James Dickirson, Hancock County; David Secor, Winnebago county; J. P. Taylor, Floyd county; George Watson, Worth county; and W . A. Buvnap, of Cerro Gordo county; historian, G. R. Miller, of Cerro Gordo County; secretary, T. G. Ensley, of Cerro Gordo county; and treasurer, Alonzo Willson, of Cerro Gordo county.

1880 Census: Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa: Geo. R. Miller, age 49, attorney at law, born PA), wife Mary E. Miller (age 44, born PA), son Reverdy Miller (age 22, teaching school born Iowa), daughter Ella Miller (age 20, teaching school, born Iowa), son Thomas Miller (age 18, born Iowa), son Willie Miller (age 14, born Iowa), and daughter Lulu Miller (age 9, born Iowa).

1881 Iowa State Census: Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa: Geo. R. Miller (male, age 49,), Mary Miller (female, age 44), Reverdy Miller (male, age 22), Ella Miller (female, age 20), Thomas Miller (male, age 18), Willie Miller (male (age 14) and Lulu Miller (female, age 4).

1885 Iowa State Census: Mason, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa: Geo. R. Miller (College & Front Street, age 54, lawyer, born PA), Mary E. Miller (age 49, born PA), Remby Miller (age 26, school teacher, born Allamakee County, Iowa), Thomas B. Miller (age 22, school teacher born Allamakee County, Iowa), William E. Miller (age 19, office clerk, born Allamakee County, Iowa) and Lulu M. Miller (age 14, born Cerro Gordo County, Iowa).

George R. Miller died Oct. 28, 1885. He is buried in Elmwood Saint Joseph Cemetery, First Add, Block A, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa.

His widow Mary E. Miller filed for a pension on Dec. 20, 1887.

Mary E. (Burchinal) Miller (born Dec. 5, 1835), died June 21, 1920 in Los Angeles, California.

1925 Iowa State Census; Ella R. Loring stated that her father's name was George R. Miller. Her mother's name was Mary Burchinal.


Mitchell, James He was born about 1823 in Pennsylvania. He married Minerva Ball on Dec. 5, 1852 in Paint Creek, Allamakee County, Iowa (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). She was the daughter of Noah Ball ((Aug. 17. 1802 - June 14, 1878) and Nancy Ann Johnson (1805 - 1845).

1856 Iowa State Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Jas. S. Mitchell (age 33, merchant, born PA, in the state of Iowa 5 years), Minerva Mitchell (age 19, born Penn, in the state of Iowa 3 years), Nathaniel Mitchell (age 2, born Iowa).

1860 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: James Michael (age 37, farmer, born Penn), Minerva Michael (age 23, born Penn), Nathaniel Michael (age 6, born Iowa), John Michael (age 3, born Iowa), Frank Lyons (age 3, born Iowa), Lucius J. Lyons (age 2, born Iowa), Ann Bell Michael (age 1, born Iowa).

His widow Minerva Streeter filed for a pension on June 30, 1880. A pension was filed for a minor on the same date. George G. Ball was the guardian. (Note: according to family records George G. Ball was her brother).

Minerva Mitchell married second Edwin R. Streeter. In 1880 Edwin R. Streeter (age 39) and Minerva Streeter (age 42) were living in Codington, Dakota Territory with 5 children: Jane Streeter (age 14, born Iowa), Oscar Streeter (age 12, born Wisconsin), Ernst Streeter (age 6, born Wisconsin), Lenora Streeter (age 5, born Wisconsin), and Ida Streeter (age 2, born Minnesota). According to online family trees all five children belonged to Edwin and Minerva. Her brother George G. Ball was living next door to them. I could not find James Mitchell or her "Mitchell" children.


Moody, Samuel W. He was born about 1820 in Kentucky. He apparently first married Harriet in Kentucky. He married Rebecca Minor on Nov. 24, 1859 in Allamakee County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). She was the daughter of Thomas Miner and Francis Coyle.

1850 Census: Allamakee County, Iowa: Samuel W. Moody (age 27, farmer, born KY), Harriet Moody (age 28, born KY), Mariah Moody (age 5, born KY), Messer Moody (male, age 4, born KY), and Amanda Moody (age 2, born KY)

1856 Iowa State Census, Linton, Allamakee County, Iowa: S. W. Moody (age 35, born Kentucky, farmer,), H. N. Moody (age 36, born KY), M. W. Moody (male, age 11, born KY), A. M. Moody (female (age 8, born KY), A. Moody (female, age 5, born Iowa), J. Moody (male, age 2, born Iowa). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 7 years.

1860 Census: Linton, Allamakee County, Iowa: Samuel W. Moody (age 38, farmer, born Kentucky), Rebecca Moody (age 25, born Ohio), Mercer Moody (male, age 14, born Kentucky), Amanda M. Mercer (age 13, born Kentucky), Angelina Moody (age 8, born Iowa). It appears that Rebecca Moody is a second wife.

Samuel W. Moody, died Dec., 1, 1862, Memphis, Tenn., of measles. He is buried in Mississippi River National Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn (AKA Memphis National Cemetery)

His widow Rebecca Moody filed for a pension on Aug. 8, 1866.

1870 Census: Linton, Allamakee County, Iowa: Thos. Miner (age 75, farmer, born Maryland), Martha Miner (age 45, born Ohio), Rebecca Moody (age 40, born Ohio), Joseph Moody (age 10, born Iowa). I searched the 1850 census, looking for the names of Rebecca's parents. I found Thomas Miner (age 53), Frances Miner (age 54) in Springfield, Jefferson County, Ohio. They had children: Martha, Rebecca, Thomas and Harvey. This appears to be her family.


Moore, Jonathan G. He was born about 1834 in Canada. He married Rosina Reed. She was the daughter of Ezra Reed (Oct. 13, 1808 - June 2, 1887) and Phebe Cross (Apr. 27, 1810 - May 10, 1882). Rosina (Reed) Moore married second Philip Brisbin on Jan 28, 1868 (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). Family tree records for Philip Brisbin shows him married to Rosina Reed. They also showed that she was previously married to Gilman Moore, and that they had one child named Isaac. Possible parents of Jonathan G. Moore are: There is a Jonathan Gilman Moore listed in Family Data Collections: Jonathan Gilman Moore. Father Daniel Moore. Mother Abigail Quimby. Birth Date, 1837, City: Kingsey. County: Drummond, State: Pq. Country: Canada. Death Date: 1863

Note: Rosina Reed's sister Weltha Reed married William Wells Bandle, who served in Company A, 27th Iowa. Her brother Ezra W. Reed also served in Company A, 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry.

Jonathan G. Moore, died Mar 7, 1863, Jackson, Tenn., of pneumonia. He is buried in Corinth National Cemetery, Plot B, 3251, Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi

His widow Rosina Moore filed for a pension on May 12, 1863.

A pension was filed for a minor on July 7, 1865. L. Howes was guardian.

Under the widow's pension record for Jonathan G. Moore was this information: Certificate No. 72066, minor class min. of Jonathan G. Moore, Pvt. I 27 Iowa consolidated with widows class, wid. of Philip Brisbin, # 127 Ill. Inf. I then looked at the Pension Index Record for Philip Brisbin. It shows that his widow Rosina Brisbin filed for a pension on July 16, 1909. With the name of Philip Brisbane I was able to fill in a lot of blanks. I started with the census records for Philip Brisbin, After I found them on the census records, I was able to fill in some additional information from the family trees for Philip Brisbin and Rosina Reed. The 1870 Census index gave me the clue of her maiden name. Find a Grave gave me the clues for her parents, sister and brother.

1870 Census: Ludlow, Allamakee County, Iowa: Philip Brisbin (age 34, farmer, born Illinois), Rosanna Brisbin (age 28, born Canada), John Brisbin (age 12, born Illinois), Charles Brisbin (age 10, born Illinois) and Gilman Brisbin (age 7, born Iowa). Note: Even though all three children were born before or during 1863 (when Jonathan G. Moore died, it appears from family tree records that they are the children of Phillip Brisbin from a previous marriage. -- But I do question Gilman Brisbin. If Jonathan G. Moore is Jonathan Gilman Moore, then it seems likely that this child could be his son. Plus on the 1880 Census, there is a stepson Isaac Moore, age 17 (so he would have been 7 in 1870). There is a note on the index for her name that says: Rosina Reed-Moore-Duff-Brisbin.

1880 Census: Bath, Cerro Gordo, Iowa: Philip Brisbin (age 40, farmer, born Canada), Rosina Brisbin (age 36, born Canada), son Charles Brisbin (age 20, born Illinois), daughter Ida Brisbin (age 10, born Iowa), son Luther Brisbin (age 5, born Iowa), son Elmer Brisbin (age 3, born Iowa) and stepson Isaac Moore (age 17, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Bath, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa: Philip Brisbin (age 43), Rosina Brisbin (age 43), Ida Brisbin (age 14), Luther Brisbin (age 10), Elmer Brisbin (age 8), Frank Brisbin (age 4), and Earnest Brisbin (age 1).

Rosina (Reed, Moore), Brisbin (born July 9, 1842), died Sept. 4, 1915 (Veterans Administration Pension Payment Card) and is buried in Rockwell Cemetery, Rockwell, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa.

I found a family tree that showed Isaac G. Moore born 1859-1861 in Allamakee County, son of Gilman Moore and Rosina Reed. He married Belle Rose on Sept. 12, 1892 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana. He died Nov. 18, 1899 and is buried in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Butte Montana. It did not appear from the 1900 census that they had any children.


Nobel, Robert Elliott He was born 12 Sep 1817 in Alleghany Co. Pa., He was the son of William Henry Tarvin Noble (1758 - Apr. 3, 1819) and Mary Elliott. (1783 - ?) He married Mary Jane Cox on May 13, 1857 in Lansing Ia. She was the daughter of William Cox and Mary Davidson.

Robert E. Noble Submitted by Carl Hollister

Additional information on this family is available

Robert Elliott Noble (William Henry Tarvin4, Joseph3, Joseph2, Joseph1) was born 12 Sep 1817 in Alleghany Co. Pa., and died 07 Jan 1890 in De Smet, S.D.. He married Mary Jane Cox 13 May 1857 in Lansing Ia. (Source: Family Bible), daughter of William Cox and Mary Davidson. She was born 10 Feb 1840 in Philadelphia, Pa., and died 02 Nov 1919 in Gettysburg, S.D.

Notes for Robert Elliott Noble: Robert Elliott Noble enlisted in the Civil War on Jan. 19, l864. He was a private in Co. I, 27th Ia. Vol. Inf. He contracted chronic diarrhea and liver disease during the Red River campaign. After muster out he returned to farm in Iowa and was given a small pension ($8.00) per month for continuing disability. The family moved to Kingsbury Co., Dakota territory and farmed near the town of Erwin. He was given a preemption to purchase the family land in Kingsbury Co. Dakota territory about 1880. This land joined at one side the land of Charles Ingalls of the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Mrs. Ingalls was a witness and/or attendant at the birth of Alonzo T. Noble.

Robert E. Noble. came to Allamakee Co. Iowa about the same time as William Cox, his future father in-law. Whether or not he was acquainted with William Cox is unknown but is unlikely since William came from Philadelphia where he was a dyer and was still there in 1850.

More About Robert Elliott Noble: Burial: Manchester Cemetery

Notes for Mary Jane Cox: Mary Jane died at Gettysburg, S.D. at her daughters while on a visit. She was buried in the family plot in the Manchester, S.D. cemetery. [Hollister 1.FTW]

Marriage Notes for Robert Noble and Mary Cox: From family Bible: Married on the 13th day of May A.D. 1857, Robert E. Noble and Mary Jane Cox By Elias Topliff, Judge of Allamakee Co. Iowa.

Children of Robert Noble and Mary Cox:

  1. Robert E. Noble, b. 28 May 1858, New Albin, Ia. (Source: Family Bible); d. 07 May 1864, New Albin, Ia.
  2. Matilda Lang (Tillie) Noble, b. 06 Jan 1861, Lansing Ia.; d. 03 Feb 1927, Glenwood, Iowa.
  3. Agnes C. (Aggie) Noble, b. 08 Jul 1863, New Albin, Ia.; d. 16 Mar 1938, Jefferson, Ia.
  4. Martha Alberta (Mattie) Noble, b. 16 Jul 1867, New Albin, Ia.; d. 28 Jan 1957, Beulah, N. Dak.
  5. Mary Jane (Dolly) Noble, b. 17 Aug 1869, New Albin, Ia. (Source: Family Bible); d. 19 Nov 1904, Manchester, S.D. (Source: Memorial card in family album.); m. Charles Laberteaux, 29 Nov 1899, Family home, Manchester (Source: Newspaper clipping, Chas. H. Laberteaux of Iroquios and Miss Mary J. Noble of Manchester, were married at the home of the bride's mother, Wednesday evening, Nov. 29th, 1899, Rev. C. E. Logsdon, of De Smet, officiating). Notes for Mary Jane (Dolly) Noble: Mary was invalided, possibly with T. B. at the family homestead in DeSmet, S.D. What happened to her husband is unknown to any of the family members this compiler has talked to. She is buried in the Noble family plot in Manchester, S.D. cemetery without the married name of Laberteaux. She had no offspring of record. Photo of her and her husband exist.
  6. William Henry Noble, b. 03 Nov 1871, New Albin, Ia. (Source: Family Bible); d. 21 Mar 1874, New Albin, Ia.
  7. Bertha Lewis Noble, b. 24 Mar 1874, New Albin, Ia. (Source: Family Bible); d. 17 Jul 1875, New Albin, Ia.
  8. Bertha Lewis Noble, b. 28 Apr 1876, New Albin, Ia.; d. 18 Dec 1958, De Moines, Ia.
  9. Maude Gertrude Noble, b. 08 May 1878, Manchester, S.D. (Source: Family Bible); d. 09 Mar 1956, Huron, S.D.; m. John Rundel; d. Manchester, S. Dak. Notes for Maude Gertrude Noble: Died in the hospital in Huron, S.D. Buried in the family plot in the Manchester, S.D. Cemetery.
  10. Alonzo Theron Lovell Noble, b. 31 Jan 1884, Manchester, S.D. (Source: Family Bible); d. 23 Feb 1968, Manchester, S.D.
  11. Grace Belle Noble, b. 15 Jan 1884, De Smet, S.D.; d. 01 Jul 1972, Bakersfield, CA.

1850 Census: Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania: Mary Noble (age 72, born Pennsylvania), Robert Noble (age 32, no occupation, born Pennsylvania). They were living with some Butler's.

1856 Iowa State Census: Iowa, Allamakee County, Iowa: Robert E. Nobles (age 35, born in Pennsylvania), Charles Sawl (age 77, born In Pennsylvania), Mary Sawl (age 37, born in Pennsylvania). They had been in the state of Iowa for 3 years.

1860 Census: Union, Allamakee County, Iowa: Robert E. Nobles (age 35, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Mary J. Nobles (age 21, born Pennsylvania), Robert E. Nobles (age 2, born Iowa).

1870 Census: Iowa, Allamakee County, Iowa: R.E. Noble (age 52, farmer, born PA), M. J. Noble (age 30, born PA), Martha Noble (age 9, born Iowa), Agnes Noble (age 6, born Iowa), M. A. Noble (age 1, born Iowa) and M. J. Noble (age 10/12, born Iowa).

Submitted by Carl Hollister

DECLARATION FOR ORIGINAL INVALID PENSION

To be executed before a Court of Record or some officer thereof having custody of its seal

State of Iowa

County of Allamakee

On the 19th day of March A. D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy seven personally appeared before me, Clerk of the Dist Court, a court of record within and for the county and State aforesaid, Robert E. Noble aged ___ years, a resident of ___ of New Albin, county of Allamakee, State of Iowa, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Robert E. Noble who enlisted under the name of Robert E. Noble, on the 20th day of Jany, 1864, as a private in company I of the 27th regiment of Iowa Vol. Inf., commanded by Captain E. A. Sherburne and was honorably DISCHARGED at St. Louis, MO, on the 9th day of June 1865, that his personal description is as follows: Age 57 years, height 5 feet 8 3/4 inches, complexion, Dark: Hair, Brown: eyes, black. That while a member of the organization aforesaid, in the service and in the line of his duty at Near Memphis, in the State of Tennessee on or about the 10th day of July 1864 (here state name or nature of disease or location of wound or injury. If disabled by disease, state fully its causes; if by wound or injury, the precise manner in which received) by reason of forced marching and having to drink impure water and eat coarse food contracted chronic diarrhea, which has subsequently produced liver complaint and general debility.

That he was treated in hospitals as follows: General McPherson Hosp, Vicksburg, Miss; Officers Hosp, Natchez, Miss; Hospital Near (?) D. Jefferson Barracks. That he has not been employed in the military or naval service otherwise than as stated above. That he was not in the Military or Naval service of the United States prior to Jany 20, 1864. That since (give date of last discharge from service) the 9th day of June 1865, he has not been employed by the military or naval service of the United States. That since leaving the services, this applicant has resided in the county of Allamakee, in the State of Iowa and his occupation has been that of a Farmer. That prior to his entry into the service above named he was a man of good, sound, physical health being when enrolled a farmer. That he is now disabled from obtaining his subsistence by manual labor by reason of his injuries, above described, received in the service of the United States: and he, therefore, makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the invalid pension roll of the United States. He hereby appoints with full power of substitution and revocation, Gilmore Co., of Washington D.C. his true and lawful Attorneys to present his claim. That he has not received nor applied for a pension. That his post office address is New Albin, County of Allamakee, State of Iowa.

Claimant's signature: Robert E. Noble

Witnesses: L. H. Robbins (?)
William Cox

Submitted by Carl Hollister

State of Illinois
County of Cook
City of Chicago

I, Edwin A. Sherburne, a resident of Chicago in the county and state aforesaid, late Captain of Company "I" of the 27th Regiment Iowa Infantry Volunteers, on oath depose and say that Robert E. Noble late a private in said company and regiment of the war of AD 1861 to 1865, while in the military service of the United States in the line of his duty and without fault or improper conduct of his own, on or about the 10th day of July, AD 1864, by reason of forced marching, exposure, drinking impure water and eating unwholesome food, while with his company on the famous "Red River Campaign" of General Banks, in Louisiana, contracted Chronic Diarrhoea, which clung pertinaciously to him until he was mustered out of service, and, as I am informed and believe, subsequently resulted in fastening upon him a grievous liver complaint and general debility from which he has ever since been and now is an invalid, unable to labor for his support and I further certify that I am entirely disinterested (except to see justice done to a good & faithful soldier) and that I make the above statement from personal knowledge, having been present in command of said Company on and during said March and Campaign.

In presence of Edwin A. Sherburne
late Capt. Co I 27th Regt. Iowa Vol.

Sworn to and subscribed before this 3d day of Sept. AD 1878 at Chicago in the county and State aforesaid, and I certify that I am disinterested, that applicant is to me well known and is respectable, and worthy of full credit as witness and that the contents of the affidavit were made known to him before execution.

Jacob Gross
Clerk Circuit Court
of Cook County, Illinois

1880 Census: District 6, Iowa, Allamakee County, Iowa: Robert E. Noble (age 62, farmer, born Pennsylvania), wife Mary Jane Noble (age 50, born Pennsylvania), daughter Matilda J. Noble (age 19, born Iowa), daughter Agnes C. Noble (age 17, a cripple, born Iowa), daughter Martha A. Noble (age 12, born Iowa), daughter Mary J. Noble (age 10, born Iowa), daughter Bertha J. Noble (age 5, born Iowa) and daughter Maude G. Noble (age 2, born Iowa).

Robert E. Noble died 07 Jan 1890 in De Smet, S.D. He is buried in Manchester Cemetery, Block 1, Lot 29, Grave 7, Manchester, Kingsbury Co. South Dakota. (Vet).

His widow Mary J. Noble filed for a pension on Jan. 11, 1892 in South Dakota.

Mary Jane (Cox) Noble died Nov. 2, 1919 and is buried in Manchester Cemetery, Manchester, Kingsbury County, South Dakota.


O'Brien, Timothy - He was born Dec. 22, 1843 in Ireland. He married Maria Cross on Oct. 12, 1867.

1880 Census: Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa: Tim O'Brien (age 34, coal heaver, born Ireland), wife Maria O'Brien (age 29, born Canada), son John O'Brien (age 9, born Iowa), daughter Mary O'Brien (age 4, born Iowa), and son Willie O'Brien (age 1, born Iowa).

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, Birth Record for Edward O'Brien: Born Apr. 3, 1881. Father Timothy O'Brien. Mother Maria Cross.

1883 Pensioners in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa: Certificate # 191743, Name of Pensioner: Timothy O'Brien, Address: Mason City, Cause for which pensioned: g.s.w. lt. arm, Monthly Rate: 4.00, Original Allowance: June 1881

1885 Iowa State Census, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa: Tim O'Brien (Miller St., age 46, Section Foreman, born Ireland), Maria O'Brien (age 32, born Canada), John J. O'Brien (age 12, born Floyd County, Iowa), Mary O'Brien (age 7, born Cerro Gordo County, Iowa) and Edward O'Brien (age 3, born Cerro Gordo County, Iowa).

Timothy O'Brien died Oct. 2, 1893 and is buried in Elmwood St. Joseph Cemetery (Saint Joseph Block 1), Mason Township, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa.

Submitted by Shane Kim O'Brien

I am the Great Grandson of Sgt. Timothy O'Brien Company "I" 27th Iowa. After the Civil War, Timothy O'Brien became a police officer for the Milwaukee-St. Paul Railroad (Later called the Milwaukee Road), in Mason City Iowa. One night in 1895, he interrupted a robbery in progress. He was shot, but walked to his home before dying. The murderers were never found. Word of mouth history in the family says it was some of the City Fathers involved. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald article of the time stated, "Police have an itinerant in custody, and although he has been beaten for three days, he refuses to confess."

Timothy O'Brien is buried in the Catholic cemetery (I don't know the name) in Mason City Iowa.

I decided to search Newspaperarchive.com to see if I could find additional information. I found several news stories. ejj


Tramp Kills an Officer

Mason City People Pursue the Murderer of Policeman O'Brien

Mason City, Ia., Oct. 2. Policeman Tim O'Brien of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul force was shot and killed by a tramp this morning. No arrests have been made, but officers and citizens are in pursuit of the murderer.

The Burlington Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Tuesday Morning Oct. 3, 1893


Mason City, Iowa, Oct. 3 -- Policeman Tim O'Brien of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul force was shot and killed by a tramp. As a way-freight pulled up to the platform two tramps jumped out of the car and O'Brien arrested one of them. As he was searching the tramp, the latter secured O'Brien's revolver and shot him in the breast. He died a few minutes later. The railroad company have offered a reward of $500 for the arrest of the murderer.

Atlantic Daily Telegraph, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1893, Atlantic Iowa.


Two tramps rode into Mason City in a box car. Policeman Tim O'Brien arrested them and took one to the depot and commenced to examine him. Suddenly the tramp ran, then turning grabbed O'Briens revolver from his hand and shot him through the heart. He then escaped, but later a citizens' posse captured two men, one of whom answered the description of the murderer.

The Courier, Algona, Iowa, Friday Morning, Oct. 13, 1893


A policeman named Tim O'Brien was shot dead Monday morning by a tramp who escaped. Deceased was employed by the C. M. and St. P. Ry. Co., and is reported as a most worthy citizen and G. A. R. man of Mason City. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his tragic and untimely end.

The Milford Mail, Milford, Dickinson County, Iowa. Thursday, Oct. 5, 1893.


Tim O'Brien night policeman of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad at Mason City, was shot down in cold blood at 5 o'clock in the morning by a tramp. As the freight pulled in from the east, two tramps jumped out of an empty car and O'Brien attempted to arrest them. He caught one and had taken him into the depot and commenced to search him. The tramp made a break and O'Brien followed him. He ran about eight rods, when the tramp wheeled around and, grabbing O'Brien's revolver from his hand, shot him through the breast. He lived but twenty minutes. After searching for some time, a posse of citizens captured two tramps, one of whom answers the description of the murderer.

Oelwein Register, Thursday, October 12, 1893, Oelwein, Iowa


Policeman Tim O'Brien of the Chicago Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad, at Mason City, was shot and killed by a tramp. Officers pursued the murderer and two suspicious persons have been captured, one of whom answers the description of the man wanted.

Altoona Herald, October, 14, 1893

Iowa Cemetery Records: Timothy O'Brien, Death Date: Oct. 2, 1893, Page 85, Birth Date: Dec. 22, 1843, Cemetery St. Joseph, Town, MC, Level Info: Tombstone Records of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa.

Mrs. O'Brien, wife of Officer Tim O'Brien who was killed at Mason City recently by a tramp, was taken Wednesday to St. Joseph's hospital in St. Paul, Minn. She was an invalid at the time of her husband's death, and the shock has so completely prostrated her that slight hopes are entertained for her recovery. Her sisters are residents of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Waterloo Courier, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 1893, Waterloo, Iowa.

His widow Maria O'Brien filed for a pension on Dec. 29, 1893 in Iowa.

This obituary was found here.

After an illness of four weeks brot on from peritonitis, Mrs. Maria O'Brien, one of the oldest settlers in Mason City passed away at a local hospital this morning. Mrs. O'Brien has been a resident of Mason City for more than fifty years having moved here from North McGregor about 1870.

Maria Cross was born in Montreal, Canada, May 23, 1851, where she spent her early childhood. Later she moved to North McGregor, Iowa, where she married Timothy O'Brien on October 12, 1867. The couple then moved to Mason City, where Mr. O'Brien acted as special police for the Chicago Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad, losing his life twenty six years ago, when he was shot and killed protecting the interests of his company.

Mrs. O'Brien is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Pratt and Mrs. Jennie Godfrey of Minneapolis and one brother. Thomas Cross, also of Minneapolis. Three children, Mrs. T. L. Hogan of Minneapolis, Ed O'Brien of Austin, and John O'Brien of McGregor also mourn her death.

The funeral services will be held at St. Joseph's church Thursday morning. Interment will be at Elmwood cemetery.

The news of the death of Mrs. O'Brien will be received with sorrow by the large circle of friends which she has made since taking up her residence in this city. She was a loving wife and a fond mother and an untiring worker for her church and for the Ladies' Relief Corps of which she has been a member for many years. ~~~~~

Poster's note: Church and State docs show recorded date of marriage between Maria and Timothy O'Brien as Oct 8, 1867.)

The obituary references her child, Mrs. T. L. Hogan of Minneapolis, who was born: Mary O'Brien and married T. L. Hogan. (We believe T.L. was "Timothy L.")

Maria O'Brien did file to receive Tim's military pension after his death and the record shows Tim had been married prior but his first wife had been deceased.

Although only one brother, Thomas, is referenced above, we believe there were other Cross brothers (perhaps preceding Maria's death): William and Michael in same family.

If you are related to any relatives of Maria (Cross) O’Brien, mentioned in this obituary, please contact: khawk1411@hotmail.com (Kathy O’Brien, daughter of John Earle O’Brien, he was son of Earle O'Brien, who was son of John James O'Brien, who was Maria and Tim O'Brien's firstborn son.)

Obituary newspaper photocopy, which didn't show date on it or newspaper name), provided to me from Joen De Muth (daughter of Esther O'Brien (another child of John James O'Brien), who I believe obtained copy from Dan O'Brien (son of Daniel O'Brien, another son of John James O'Brien). Year of death is estimated to have been abt 1919 due to reference to of Timothy O’Brien “losing his life twenty six years ago” and we know his death occurred October 2, 1893.

In the 1925 Iowa State Census: John O'Brien (age 42 lists his father as Tim O'Brien, born Ireland and his mother as Maria Cross, born Canada.


O'Connor, Allen Blanchard. AKA Allen B. Conner. He was born August 1842 in Belevidere, Boone County, Illinois. He was the son of William S. Conner (1815 - May 10, 1864) and Julia A. Blanchard (1820 - 1900). Allen B. Conner married Adelia M. Hale on July 6, 1865 in Mitchell County, Iowa. He was aged 22, she was 19. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1834-1938). She was the daughter of Oliver Earle Hale (1818 - Oct. 29, 1889) and Rhoda Ann Munson (Sept. 16, 1824 - May 8, 1907). Allen's father William S. Conner and brother Edward Conner served in Company A, 27th Iowa.

(Note: I originally had a hard time researching this soldier. I was unable to find anything other than the U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers records. As I was updating the website, I was reading over the information again -- and I realized that he called his stepson Robert M. Connor AND that his residence was Hot Springs, Falls River County, South Dakota. So I started with the 1920 census records again and looked for "Connor" instead of "O'Connor". That's when I started finding him. I do wonder how he ended up as O'Conner on the 27th Iowa Roster.

1856 Iowa State Census: Union Prairie, Allamakee County, Iowa: William S. Conner (age 40, born Ireland, farmer), Julia Conner (age 33, born New York), Thomas Conner (age 15, born Illinois), Allen Conner (age 13, born Illinois), Jane Conner (age 10, born Illinois), Edward Conner (age 9, born Illinois), Harriet Conner (age 7, born Illinois), William P. Conner (age 6, born Illinois), Ellen Conner (age 4, born Iowa), Roswell Conner (age 2, born Iowa), and Joseph P. Main (age 33, born New York, cripple).

1860 Census: Union Prairie, Allamakee County, Iowa: William S. Conner (age 45, farmer, born Ireland), Julia Conner (age 40, born NY), Thomas Conner (age 20, farmer, born Ill.), Allen Conner (age 17, farmer, born Ill), Jane Conner (age 14, born Ill.), Edward Conner (age 13, born Ill.), Harriet Conner (age 10, born Ill.), William Conner (age 9, born Ill.), Elen Conner (age 8, born Iowa), Roswell Conner (age 6, born Iowa), Charles Conner (age 4, born Iowa), Mary Conner (age 2, born Iowa) and Sarah Conner (age 1/12, born Iowa).

His Pension Index record is also cross referenced as Sergt. F, 46 Iowa Infantry. On the roster for the 46th Iowa, he was listed as Allen B. Conner. The 46th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It was among scores of regiments that were raised in the summer of 1864 as Hundred Days Men, an effort to augment existing manpower for an all-out push to end the war within 100 days. Organized at Davenport June 10, 1864. Ordered to Memphis, Tenn., June 20. and to Colliersville, Tenn., June 27. Assigned to guard duty on Memphis and Charleston Railroad till September, 1864. Action near Colliersville, Tenn., July 24 (Detachment of Company "I"). Repulse of Forest's attack on Memphis August 21 (Detachment). Mustered out September 23, 1864.

1870 Census, Wheatland, Vernon County, Wisconsin Allen B. Conner (age 28, wheat merchant, born Illinois), Adelia M. Conner (age 24, teaching school, born Illinois). Living next door to them was Oliver E. Hale (age 52, grain dealer, born NY), Rhoda A. Hale (age 45, born NY), Jane A. Hale (age 22, milliner, born Illinois), and Adelbert E. Hale (age 16, born Illinois).

1880 Census, Waukon, Allamakee County, Iowa A. B. Connor (age 37, wheat buyer, born Illinois), wife A. M. Connor (age 34, milliner), father in law O. E. Hale (age 62, born New York), mother-in-law R. A. Hale (age 55, born New York), boarder Ella Freeman (age 18, milliner, born NY), boarder Nellie Travis (age 18, milliner, born Iowa) and domestic Pauline Peterson (age 24, born Iowa).

1900 Census, Hot Springs, Fall River, South Dakota Allen B. Connor (born Aug. 1842, age 57, born Illinois, married 35 years, grocer), wife Adelia H. Connor (born Dec. 1846, age 53, married 35 years, 1 child born, 0 still living, born Illinois, physician), adopted son Robert M. Connor (born Dec. 1871, age 28, born Canada, immigrated 1875, grocer), mother in law Roda A. Hale (born Jan. 1827, age 73, widowed, 3 children born, 1 still living, born New York.) Niece Dee D. Goodbounty (born August 1880, age 19, born Iowa) and niece Minnie Goodbounty (born Sept. 1883, age 16, born South Dakota). (Note the way the nieces names were indexed on ancestry.com. Jane Hale (sister of Adelia) married Ansel E. Goodykoontz. She died March 6, 1890. These are her daughters.)

1910 Census, Hot Springs Ward 2, Fall River County, South Dakota: Allen B. Connor (age 67, married 1 time for 44 years, born Illinois, Merchant, groceries), wife Adelia H. Connor (age 64, married 1 time for 44 years, 1 child born, 0 still living, born Illinois). Living next door to them was Robert M. Connor (age 39, married 1 time for 2 years, born Canada, English, Merchant, groceries) wife Lillie M. Connor (age 34, married 1 time for two years, 1 child born, 1 still living) and daughter Floy Connor (age 14, born South Dakota).

1920 Census, Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota: A. B. Connor (age 77, born Illinois, retired), wife Adelia Connor (age 74, born Iowa).

U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Battle Mountain Sanitarium, Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota: Allen B. O'Connor. MILITARY HISTORY: Time and Place of Enlistment: Aug. 15th 1862, Waukon. Rank: Corp, Company and Regiment: I, 27th Iowa Inf. Time and Place of Discharge: May 13, 1863, Jackson, Tenn. Cause of Discharge: Disability. Disabilities when admitted to the Home: Acute Gastritis, Chronic Cystitis. DOMESTIC HISTORY - Where Born: Illinois. Age: 78, Height: 5' 8 1/2 ", Dark Complexion, Gray Eyes, Dark Hair, can read and write, Religion: Prot., Occupation: Merchant. Residence Subsequent to Discharge: Hot Springs, South Dakota, married. Name and Address of Nearest Relative: Robert M. Conner (Stepson), Hot Springs, South Dakota. HOME HISTORY: Rate of Pension: $50.00. Date of Admission: Dec. 6, 1920. Date of Death: Feb. 16, 1921. Cause of Death: Cancer of Stomach. GENERAL REMARKS: Pension Certificate: 256.936. Location of Grave and Remarks: Buried in City Cemetery - no casket or clothing furnished.

Allen B. O'Connor died Feb. 16, 1921 at Battle Mt. Sanitarium, South Dakota. (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, (Section 1, Block 25, Lot 4), Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota.

South Dakota Death Index: Page #698, State File Number: 81445, Allen B. O'Conner, County of Death: Fall River, Date of Death: 02-16-1921.

There is a Mrs. Allen B. Connor buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota. BUT Find a Grave say her date of death is Jan. 18, 1953. It would not be impossible for this to be Adelia, but she would have been pretty old (in her 90's) when she died. I do not see any evidence that she filed for a pension. I just find that a little unusual. The South Dakota Death Index has an Adelia H. Connor that died Jan. 26, 1928 in Yankton County, South Dakota. I'm not sure that is her either.


Ogilvie, John Fraser He was born about 1822 in Washington Twp. Columbiana County, Ohio. He was the son of John Ogilvie (Aug. 15, 1784 - May 24, 1830) and Elizabeth Millhouse (1789 - July 18, 1855).

"John Ogilvie (1784-1830) and Elizabeth Millhouse, his wife, (1789-1855) lived on the east half of the northeast one quarter of Section 6, Washington Township. John was a native of Cawdor parish, Nairn-shire, Scotland, and his wife a Pennsylvanian. John died when only 46 years of age and his wife was left alone to raise six young children. Elizabeth assumed the responsibility of keeping the household together with only a small amount of money available. Through the continued pursuit of farming they managed to survive through those difficult years. The 1850 census gives Elizabeth as head of the household, with two children still living at home. ..."

1870 Census: Linton, Allamakee County, Iowa: John Ogleway (age 48, farmer, born Ohio). He was living with Noah and Mary Walters.

1880 Iowa State Census: Linton, Allamakee County, Iowa: John F. Ogilvie (age 58, boarder, farmer, born Ohio. He was living with a family named Luckenbill.

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa: 27th Iowa, John Ogilvie, Private, Co. I, Present Post Office: Volney.

1885 Iowa State Census: Linton, Allamakee County, Iowa: John Ogilvie (Township 96, Range 4, Section 5, SE SE, age 63, farmer, born Ohio).

John Ogilvie died May 8, 1893, and is buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Paint Creek Township, Allamakee County, Iowa Co I IA 27th Inf Plat Key 27)


Pardee, William J. He was born about 1837 in New York. He was the son of William W. Pardee and Mary C. Phillips.

William W. Pardee, P.O. Rossville, proprietor of hotel; was born in Herkimer Co., N.Y., in 1817, remaining in his native Co. till after his marriage, which occurred in 1837, to Miss Mary C. Phillips, also a native of same county; moved to Rome, N.Y. in 1838, and to Crawford Co., Pa., in 1839, where he remained till in 1854 he emigrated to Dane Co., Wis., and from there to Rossville in 1862, purchasing the hotel property which he still owns. They have four children living, Bela B., Emma, Josephine, and Corlin; lost two sons, Marcus J. and William J., who lost their lives in the defense of their country during the late Rebellion. The first was a member of Co. A., 28 Wis. Infantry, and was killed at the battle of Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862; the latter was a member of Co. I., 27th Ia. Infantry, and was killed at the battle of Pleasant Hill, La., April 9, 1864.

History of Allamakee County
W.E. Alexander, 1882
Page 521

1850 Census: Conneaut, Crawford County, Pennsylvania: William Pardee (age 33, farmer, born NY), Mary Pardee (age 31, born NY), Jeremia Pardee (age 13, male, born NY), Corwin Pardee (age 10, born NY), Marcus Pardee (age 7, born NY), Imagine Pardee (age 5, born Penn.) and Bela Pardee (age 2, born Penn.). (Based on the biography above, this is the right family. I wonder if William J. Pardee's middle name was Jeremiah. He should have been 13 in 1850. So Jeremia Pardee fits.


Peabody, Elias He was born 1826 in Ohio, Herkimer County, New York. He was the son of Moses Peabody (Nov. 29, 1788 - Feb. 24, 1869) and Betsey Hosmer (1790 - Dec. 31, 1838). He married Sarah Thayer on August 7, 1851 in Crawford County, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Isaac Tucker Thayer (1806-1874) and Mary Samantha Joslyn (1815-1843).

1850 Census: Beaver, Crawford County, Pennsylvania: Samuel Peabody (age 31, farmer, born VT), Mabel Peabody (age 22, born NY), and Elias Peabody (age 24, born NY). According to family records, Samuel is the brother of Elias.

1860 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Elias Peabody (age 33, farmer, born NY), Sarah Peabody (age 26, born PA), Sylvester Peabody (age 7, born PA), Rosilla Peabody (age 4, born PA) and Mary E. Peabody (age 10/12, born Iowa.)

Elias Peabody died April 2, 1863, Jackson, Tenn., of typhoid fever. He is buried in Corinth National Cemetery, Plot B, 3252, Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi

His widow Sarah Peabody filed for a pension on June 2, 1863. A Pension was filed for a minor on June 8, 1866. Samuel Peabody was guardian. Information from the pension record is extracted below.

On May 2, 1863 Sarah Peabody made the following statement:

  • She was a resident of Rossville, Allamakee County, Iowa.
  • She was aged 26 years
  • She was the widow of Elias Peabody, private in Company I, commanded by Captain George R. Miller of the 27th Regiment of Iowa Volunteers.
  • He died on or about the 2nd day of April 1863 in the hospital at Jackson, Tenn. believed of the effects of measles.
  • Her maiden name was Sarah Thayer.
  • She was married to Elias Peabody on the 7th day of August, 1851, by E. B. Van Tassell, Esq., a Justice of the Peace in Crawford County, PA.
  • She was the mother of two children by the said deceased soldier. Isaac S. born on the 12th day of June, aged 10 years and *Amelia born April 16th, 1856, aged 7 years. Their only children now living.

Note: Family records show that Ameila (Rosella) born April 16, 1856, died Nov. 3, 1863 in Iowa.


Headquarters, Company H, 27th Iowa Inf.

Grand Ecore, LA, April 17th 1864.

I certify on honor that Elias Peabody, Private of Co. I, 27th Regt. Iowa Vol. Inf. died in the U. S. General Hospital at Jackson Tenn on the 2nd day of April 1863 of Typhoid fever. Said disease was contracted by him after entering the United States service.

I have personal knowledge that the above statement is true as I was present at the sickness, death, and burial of the said Peabody.

E. A. Sherburn
Capt. of Co. I, 27th Regt, Iowa Vol. Inf.

To the U. S. Commissioners of Pensions, Washington D. C.


On June 2, 1866, Samuel Peabody made the following Statement: (Note according to online family trees, Samuel was the brother of Elias)

  • He was guardian of the minor child of Elias Peabody, who died at Jackson Tenn., on the 2nd day of April 1863 - from the effects of the measles.
  • The mother of the said child had remarried (being now the wife of O. M. Childs) on the 4th day of Dec. 1865.
  • The parents of his ward were married at Spring, PA on the 7th day of August 1851, by E. B. Van Tassel esq., a Justice of the Peace.
  • Isaac Sylvester Peabody was born June 12th 1852.

Marriage record in file says: The right of Holy Matrimony was celebrated between Oscar M. Childs of Muncy, Wyoming Co., Penn. and Sarah Peabody of Springtown, Crawford Co., PA on December 4th 1865 at the R. R. House, Corry PA, Rev. J. W. Wilson.

1870 Census: Pymosa, Cass County, Iowa: Oscar Charles (age 36, born Pennsylvania), Sarah Charles (age 36, born Pennsylvania), James Charles (age 3, born Pennsylvania), Emma Charles (age 9/12, born Iowa) and Sylvester Peabody (age 18, born Pennsylvania). Sarah and Sylvester are the right age and have the right place of birth. This could be them.

An update was provided by Dot Morris:

I have an addition to it if you are interested. Elias Peabody's wife Sarah Thayer married again to Oscar M. Childs. Family lore says he and Elias became friends sometime during their enlistment, I think Elias must have already been sick so maybe they were both prisoners? But Elias was suppose to have asked Oscar to take care of his family back in Pennsylvania, so he did not feel that he was going to make it home. Anyway on his way home, Oscar found Sarah and the children, they married in December 1865 and moved to Nebraska (Sarah's son Sylvester came with them). They had 3 children, James Alva Childs, Dora L. Childs, & Cora B. Childs. Dora L. Childs was my Great grandmother.

The only thing I can add is that Elias, Sarah and Oscar were in PA in 1850 census, Elias and Sarah in Crawford county & Oscar in Montour county. The story that I was told was that when Oscar went to check on her he found Sarah living in a shack with no food and no shoes, I don't know how accurate that is. Oscar's first wife Elizabeth died in March of 1864, he and Sarah married in Crawford County, PA in December of 1865. He must have at least run into Elias during the war or the whole story is pure family fiction. Also I found this in my notes, not sure of the author: Elias was held prisoner in Libby Prison by the Confederates. He contracted Black Measles and died in 1863 when Sylvester was 10.

Note (by Elaine Johnson): I looked again at the 1870 census and it does clearly say "Charles" However, I then looked at the census records in 1880 and found Oscar and Sarah Childs in Ponca, Dixon County, Nebraska with children James A, (age 13), Dora L (age 7) and Cora B. (age 3). Sylvester Peabody (age 27), wife Esmelerda Peabody (age 22) and son Charles O. Peabody (age 8m) were also living in Dixon County, Nebraska.

Sarah (Thayer, Peabody) Childs (born May 11, 1834), died Sept. 21, 1899 in Silver Creek, Dixon County, Nebraska.


Peck, John Eastman He was born Nov. 16, 1832 in Oneida County, New York. He was the son of Edward Peck (1801 - June 23, 1837) and Mary Eastman (Dec. 25, 1800 - Nov. 25, 1832). He married Mary Emmaline Barnes on Dec. 29, 1857. She was the daughter of Salmon Halsey Barnes and Adeline Jenks.

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John E. Peck, county auditor, elected in 1877-was born in Oneida county, N. Y., in 1832; is a son of Edward and Mary Eastman Peck, both of whom are natives of New York. When 19 years of age he came to Chicago, and was for a time employed by a lumber company. In the fall of 1853 he went to Janesville, Wis., where he engaged in the lumber trade. In this he continued until 1856, in which year he came to McGregor, Iowa. Here he remained in the same line of business until 1862, in which year he enlisted in Co. I, 27th Ia. Inf., serving until the close of the war. He was promoted from a second to first lieutenancy soon after enlistment. After the war closed he went to Conover in the interests of a lumber firm, and in 1866 came to Cresco, identifying himself with the lumber trade, and selling his business to Carver, Jacobs & Co. in 1874. He then entered the machinery business, in which he continued until his election to the county auditorship as recorded above. Mr. Peck is a member of the Congregational church, and is in politics a republican with greenback, anti-monopoly proclivities. He married Mary E. Barnes of New York, and has three children, Addie B., Charles B. and Louisa M.

1870 Census: Vernon Springs, Howard County, Iowa: John E. Peck (age 37, lumber dealer, born New York), Mary Peck (age 33, born New York ), Addie Peck (age 8, born Iowa) and Charles Peck (age 2, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Vernon Springs, Howard County, Iowa: John E. Peck (age 57, county auditor, born NY), wife Mary E. Peck (age 43, born NY), daughter Addie Peck (age 18, born Iowa), son Charles B. Peck (age 12, born Iowa), daughter Louise M. Peck (age 7, born Iowa), brother in Law Geo. E. Barnes (age 27, farmer, born NY) and Servant Edgar T. Stoddard (age 22, born Canada).

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines - Cresco, Howard County, John E. Peck, Rank, First Lieutenant, Company I.

1885 Iowa State Census: Cresco, Howard County, Iowa: John E. Peck (age 52, Ins. Agt., born New York), Mary E. Peck (age 48, born New York), Charles B. Peck (age 16, born Howard County, Iowa) and Manette L. Peck (age 17, born Howard County, Iowa).

1900 Census: Austin Ward 1, Mower County, Minnesota: John E. Peck (born Nov. 1837, age 67, married 43 years, born New York), wife Mary Peck (born Dec. 1836, age 63, married 43 years, 4 children born, 3 still living, born New York), sister Adeline Barnes (born May 1837, age 68, born New York).

1910 Census: Vernon Springs, Howard County, Iowa: John E. Peck (age 77, married 1 time for 52 years, born New York) and wife Mary E. Peck (age 73, married 1 time for 52 years, 4 children born, 3 still living, born New York),

Mary Emmaline (Barnes) Peck (born Dec. 26, 1836), died in 1912.

John E. Peck died Nov. 29, 1913 at Cresco, Iowa. (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Oaklawn Cemetery, Cresco, Howard County, Iowa.

Children of John Eastman Peck and Mary Emmaline Barnes:

  1. Edward Barnes Peck, b. 23 Nov 1858, died Apr. 16, 1860
  2. Addie Barnes Peck, b. 20 Apr 1862
  3. Charles B Peck, b. 9 Feb 1868
  4. Louise Manette Peck, b. 1873 in Cresco, Iowa, USA

Pettit, Hiram M. He was born July 18, 1833 in Crawford, Pennsylvania. He was the son of John B. Pettit (1789 - ?) and Althea Irish (1795 - ?). He married Elesif M. Dibble. She was the daughter of Isaac Dibble (1807 - ?) and Love Dinsmore (1808 - 1872). Hiram Pettit's nephew Jasper N. Pettit who also served in Company I, 27th Iowa).

1850 Census: Beaver, Crawford County, Pennsylvania: Hiram Pettit (age 17, farmer, born Penn.), Elesif Pettit (age 16, born NY). They were living next door to John B. Pettit (age 61, born VT), Altha Pettit (Age 53, born VT), Emily Pettit (age 34, born PA) and Minerva Pettit (age 32, born VT.).

1860 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Hiram Pettit (age 26, farmer, born PA), E. M. Pettit (age 26, born NY), Edson Pettit (age 10, born PA), Hudson Pettit (age 1, born Iowa) and Mary L. Debble (age 16, born PA).

1870 Census: Mansfield, Freeborn County, Minnesota: Hiram Pettit (age 37, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Elsie Pettit (age 37, born Pennsylvania), Edson Pettit (age 20, born Pennsylvania), William Pettit (age 12, born Iowa), Elmer Pettit (age 7, born Iowa) and Mary Pettit (age 4, born Minnesota).

U.S. General Land Office Records: Issue Date Aug. 25, 1871. Name: Hiram M. Pettit, Homestead Certificate 1519, Application 3148. 160 Acres, South West Quarter of Section one in Township one hundred and one of Range Twenty Three in the District of Lands subject to the sale at Jackson, Minnesota. (Freeborn, Minnesota).

1875 Minnesota Territorial and State Census: Mansfield, Freeborn, Minnesota: Hiram M. Pettit (age 42, born VT), Elsie Pettit (age 42, born VT, Edson Pettit (age 25, born VT), Rhoda Pettit (age 30, born VT) Hudson Pettit (age 17, born VT), Elmer E. Pettit (age 11, born Minn), Mary L. Pettit (age 8, born Minn.), Victor Pettit (age 6, born Minn.), Eva Pettit (age 3, born Minn), Silas Pettit (age 2, born VT). They were living next door to Althea Pettit (age 79, born VT), Emily Pettit (age 59, born VT), and Minerva Pettit (age 57, born VT). (NOTE: According to other Census records: Edson and Rhoda Pettit were the parents of Victor, Eva, and Silas.

1880 Census: Mansfield, Freeborn County, Minnesota: Hiram Pettit (age 46, farmer, born PA), wife Elesif M. Pettitt (age 46, born NY), son Elmer Pettitt (age 16, born Iowa) and daughter Mary Pettitt (age 13, born Minn. They were living next door to Althea Pettit (age 84, born VT), daughter Emily Pettitt (age 64, born PA), and daughter Minerva (age 62, born PA).

1885 Minnesota Territorial and State Census, Mansfield, Freeborn County, Minnesota: Hiram M. Pettit (age 52, born PA), Elesif Pettit (age 52, born PA). They were living next door to Hudson Pettit and family.)

1900 Census: Mansfield, Freeborn County, Minnesota: Hiram M. Pettit (born July 1833, age 55, married 50 years, born Pennsylvania), wife Elisef M. Pettit (born Nov. 1833, age 66, married 50 years, 1 child born, 1 still living), born New York), Grandson Silas H. Pettit (born Dec. 1873, age 26, born Iowa). Living next door was Hudson Pettit (born July 1858, age 41, born Iowa) and family.

1905 Minnesota Territorial and State Census: Mansfield, Freeborn County, Minnesota: Hiram M. Pettit (age 71, born Penn., Capitalist, Soldier in Civil War), Eliza Pettit (age 71, born New York).

Hiram Pettit died Jan. 30, 1909 (Pension Index Record) and is buried in Alden Cemetery, Alden, Freeborn County, Minnesota.

His widow Elesif M. Pettit filed for a pension on March 16, 1909 in Iowa.

Elesif M. (Dibble) Pettit (born Nov. 15, 1833), died Mar. 9, 1921. She is buried in Alden Cemetery, Alden, Freeborn County, Minnesota.


Pettit, Jasper N. He was born April 22, 1844 in Pennsylvania. He was the son of Windsor and Ann E. Pettit. He married Eliza C. Johnson on Feb. 14, 1869 in Jefferson County, Illinois. She was the daughter of Thomas Casey Johnson (June 14, 1827 - Sept. 19, 1898) and Sarah J. Frost (Aug. 16, 1830 - Feb. 11, 1904). Jasper N. Pettit's uncle Hiram M. Pettit also served in Company I, 27th Iowa. His father Windsor Pettit and Hiram M. Pettit were brothers.

1850 Census: Stark County, Illinois: Windsor Pettit (age 28, Farmer, born Pennsylvania), Ann E. Pettit (age 27, born New York), Jasper Pettit (age 6, born Pennsylvania), George J. Pettit (age 4, born Pennsylvania) and Mary M. Pettit (age 2, born Illinois).

1860 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Winser Pettit (age 39, farmer, born PA), Anna A. Pettit (age 37, born NY), Jasper N. Pettit (age 16, born PA), George J Pettit (age 15, born PA), Mary Pettit (age 13, born Illinois), M. E. Pettit (female, age 10, born Illinois), Altha A. Pettit (age 6, born Illinois), Israel Pettit (age 3, born Iowa) and Effa J. Pettit (age 1, born Iowa).

1870 Census: Township 2 Range 2, Jefferson County, Illinois: Jasper N. Pettit (age 26, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Eliza C. Pettit (age 20, born Illinois).

1880 Census: Shiloh, Jefferson County, Illinois: Jasper N. Pettitt (age 36, farmer, born Pennsylvania), wife Elisa C. Pettitt (age 30, born Illinois), daughter Mary F. Pettitt (age 8, born Illinois), son Charley A. Pettit (age 5, born Illinois), son Thomas W. Pettitt (age 2, born Illinois).

Their son Thomas W. Pettit died Apr. 9, 1886 and is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Section 3, Shiloh, Jefferson County, Illinois. (age 7 years)

1900 Census: District 81, Shiloh, Jefferson County, Illinois: Jasper Pettit (born Apr. 1844, age 56, married 31 Years, born Pennsylvania), wife Eliza Pettit (born Aug. 1849, age 50, married 31 years, 3 children born, 2 still living, born Illinois).

1910 Census: District 113, Shiloh, Jefferson County, Illinois: Jasper N. Pettit (age 66, married 1 time for 44 years, born Pennsylvania. farmer), wife Eliza C. Pettit (age 60, married 1 time for 41 years, born Illinois), son Charles A. Pettit (age 34, married 1 time for 11 years, born Illinois), daughter in Law Nellie Pettit (age 39, married 1 time for 11 years, 2 children born, 1 still living, born Illinois), grandson George Robert Pettit (age 3, born Illinois).

Jasper N. Pettit died Sept. 10, 1917 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois (Pension Index Record) and is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Section 3 Shiloh, Jefferson County, Illinois

His widow Eliza C. Pettit filed for a pension on Sept. 22, 1917 in Illinois.

Eliza C. Pettit died Oct. 8, 1935. She is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Section 3 Shiloh, Jefferson County, Illinois.


Poesch, Lorenz He was born March 4, 1847 in Germany. He was the son of Wolfgang (1803 - before 1860) and Barbara Poesch (Nov. 14, 1811 - Sept. 7, 1887). He married Wilhelmena Best on July 3, 1868 in Prairie Du Chien, Crawford County, Wisconsin. His name was listed as Lawrence Poesch on the marriage record. (Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836 - 1930) She was the daughter of Henry Best and Mary Dachling.

WILLIAM H. L. POESCH.

The name of William H. L. Poesch is well known in Columbus and Platte county as a wholesale and retail dealer in confectionery, bakery goods and ice cream. He is now doing business on the principal thoroughfare of the city in a modern three-story brick building, which he erected in recent years, and his is one of the successful enterprises of this section.

Mr. Poesch was born in Postville, Iowa, June 10, 1879. His father, Lorenz Poesch, was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1850, and was a youth of fourteen years when he accompanied his parents to the United States, the family home being established in Postville, Iowa. There Lorenz Poesch grew to mature years and was married to Miss Minnie Best, by whom he had two sons, the brother of our subject being Charles, who makes his home in Omaha. The father departed this life in 1895, at the comparatively early age of forty-five years, but the mother survives and makes her home with her son Charles in Omaha.

William H. L. Poesch acquired his education in the schools of Omaha but put aside his textbooks at the age of sixteen to learn the confectioner's trade. He was twenty-four years of age when he located in Columbus and here opened a confectionery and ice cream parlor. He began in a small way but he put forth every endeavor toward developing the business and from year to year it grew until today he occupies a modern brick building, three stories and basement, on a corner of the main thoroughfare. The upper stories are devoted to the manufacture of confections and to the bakery, his products being disposed of to both the wholesale and retail trade. The ground floor is devoted to the display and sale of a full line of candies, bakery goods, cigars, etc., while the rear of the room is most tastefully fitted up for serving dainty luncheons and soft drinks. It is true that Mr. Poesch has had to overcome many difficulties and obstacles in his path and his success has not come as the result of fortunate circumstances, for he has worked most untiringly to reach the desired end, often devoting eighteen hours a day to his business. His plant is worth thirty-five thousand dollars and he also owns two substantial residences worth eight thousand dollars, and all this has been acquired through his own efforts.

In 1897, at Staplehurst, Nebraska, Mr. Poesch was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Scheumann, and their children are Stella Sophia, Lydia, William, Lester and Vernetta. In politics he is a democrat, while in religious faith he is a Lutheran. His fraternal relations connect him with the Sons of Herman. He has never taken an active interest in public affairs, for his business and home interests have claimed his entire attention. He possesses a jovial, social disposition and makes friends by the score. The people of Columbus look upon him as an exemplary man and are proud to number him among their substantial citizens.

PAST AND PRESENT OF PLATTE COUNTY

This biography is for the stepfather of Wilhelmena Best - but shows the names of her parents.

Read Twp. -- Charles Schultze, general merchant, and one of the prominent men of Read Township, was a son of Henry and Mary Schultze, nee Genzel, and was born in Prussia, Jan. 15, 1826. He was the recipient of an excellent education in his native county, and there studied medicine, which he practiced to some extent since. He emigrated to this country in 1855, and spent one year in Momence, Ill., then came to Clayton County. In 1858 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Mary Best, nee Dachling, a native of Hanover, Germany. She was the widow of Henry Best, by whom she had three children--Doris, born Jan. 30, 1845, married William Werger, of Farmersburg Township; Wilhelmina, born Oct. 3, 1846, now the wife of Lorenz Poesch, residing in Omaha, Neb., and William, born Dec. 15, 1854, is married and lives in Read Township. Mr. Schultze has held nearly all of the township offices, and is at present serving as Secretary of the School Board and Notary Public. He gives the Republican party his support.

History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p.1077

1870 Census Post, Allamakee County, Iowa: L. Poesch (age 23, merchant, retail, born Bavaria), M. Poesch (age 23, born Hanover), and Charles Poesch (age 1, born Iowa).

1885 Nebraska State Census, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska Lawrence Posh (age 37, laborer, born Bavaria), wife Wm Posh (age 37, born Hanover), son Karl Posh (age 16, born Iowa) and son Wm. Posh (age 12, born Iowa).

1889-90 Omaha, Nebraska Directories: Name: Lorenz Poesch, Location 1, 2010 S. 4th. Location 2: 2008 S. 4th. Occupation: Groceries. Year 1889, City: Omaha Nebraska.

Lorenz Poesch died Mar. 27, 1893. He is buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska (U.S. Veterans Gravesites).

--A dispatch from Omaha to Henry POESCH brings the intelligence that Lorenz POESCH, of that city, died last Monday. He was among the first merchants of Postville, and was well known to all the older residents. No further particulars are known.

Iowa Old Press

Postville Review
Postville, Allamakee, Iowa
April 1, 1893

His Widow Wilhelmina Poesch filed for a pension on May 6, 1893 in Nebraska.


Pool, John Asby He was born Dec. 12, 1820 in Monongalia County, Virginia. He was the son of Asby Pool (June 4, 1787 - Jan. 18, 1867) and Vilender Lanham (1785 - before 1830). He married first Cassandra Brumage on Dec. 23, 1841 in Mongongalia County, Virginia. She was the daughter of Joseph W. Brumage (July 10, 1780 - Feb. 8, 1829) and Rebecca Hall (June 23, 1786 - Oc. 11, 1837). He married second Rebecca Spangler on Oct. 7, 1850 in Alleganey County, MD. (Maryland, Marriages, 1666 - 1970) Note marriage record shows SARAH Spangler. (But I am certain that it is the correct marriage, because the family tree that I found said the source for the marriage date and place was the obituary of Rebecca Pool, May 11, 1905 edition of the Lamar Democrat, page 1). There are several online family trees showing that he married Rebecca Spangler on Dec. 23, 1841. I am pretty sure that is incorrect.

John A. Pool & Sons, brokers of Lamar, Mo. Mr. Pool was born in Morgantown, West Va., December 12, 1820, and is a son of Reverend Asby and Valinda (Lanham) Pool, who were of German and Irish descent, and were born in Virginia and West Virginia, respectively. They were married in Morgantown, W. Va., and the father's useful days were spent in preaching the gospel, being an expounder of the Methodist doctrine, but later in life he gave his attention to farming, and died at the age of eighty years. His wife died while in the prime of life. John A. is the second of their nine children, and was educated in an academy at Morgantown. At the age of twenty-one he began working by the day at fifty cents per day, and afterward turned his attention to farming, and then became a Baptist minister. After moving to Somerset County, Penn., he took charge of the Turkey Foot Baptist Church, one of the oldest churches in that State. Some years later he moved to Monroe, Greene County, Wis., where he spent ten years, and organized the First Baptist Church in that city. He next went to Indianola, Iowa, where he also organized the first church, and remained seven years. He next located at Warrensburg, Mo., remaining three or four years, then went to Neosho, where he remained about the same length of time, and then came to the First Missionary Baptist Church of Lamar. He now belongs to the Free Will Baptist Church, at Barton Center, and has retired from his ministerial duties, and has taken up his present business. He has been a successful financier, and is one of the largest landholders of Barton County, being the owner of twenty-one good farms, besides considerable town property. In the fall of 1862 he enlisted in Company I, Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry, United States Army, and after serving one year, was discharged on account of disability. He is now a Republican in politics, and is a member of the G. A. R. In 1842 he was married to Miss Cassanda Brumage, a native of Middleton, W. Va., and by her became the father of five children, two of whom are living: Ephraim, a real estate dealer and money broker, and Cassanda. After this wife's death in Pennsylvania, he married Miss Rebecca Spangler, of Maryland, and by her has four children: George W., a jeweler at Lamar; Kate E., wife of Rev. A. K. Wray; Charles, a harness-maker, of Lamar; and Frank, at home.

Barton County, Missouri Biographies-John A. Pool & Sons
History Of Hickory, Polk, Cedar, Dade And Barton Counties,
Missouri, published by Goodspeed, 1889; Pgs. 935, 936
Barton County Section


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1860 Census: Monroe, Green County, Wisconsin: John A. Pool (age 39, Baptist Clergyman, born Virginia), Reb. Pool (age 34, born Pennsylvania), Cath Pool (age 8, born Pennsylvania), George V. Pool (age 6, born Wisconsin), Charles Pool (age 2, born Wisconsin).

1870 Census: Neosho, Newton County, Missouri: John A. Pool (age 48, Minister of the Gospel, born Virginia), Rebecca Pool (age 42, born Pennsylvania), Katie Pool (age 19, born Pennsylvania), George Pool (age 16, born Wisconsin), Charles Pool (age 13, born Wisconsin) and Frank Pool (age 8, born Minnesota).

1880 Census: Lamar, Barton County, Missouri: John A. Pool (age 59, Financial Agent, born Virginia), wife Rebecca Pool (age 54, born Pennsylvania), son Charles Pool (age 22, harness maker, born Wisconsin), and son Frank Pool (age 17, born Iowa). George W. Pool and family lived next door.

1890 Veteran's Census: Lamar, Barton County, Missouri: John A. Pool, Private, Co. A (?), 27 Iowa Inf. Chaplain. No dates. Post Office Address: Lamar, Missouri.

John Pool applied for a pension on Jan 30, 1892 in Missouri.

John Pool died Nov. 1, 1892 and is buried in Lake Cemetery, Lamar Heights, Barton County, Missouri. (Obituary in the November 3rd, 1892 edition of the Lamar Democrat, page 4).

Rebecca (Spangler) Pool (born Jan. 24, 1826), died May 6, 1905 in Carthage, Missouri. She is buried in Lake Cemetery, Lamar Heights, Barton County, Missouri.


Powell, Lewis Anderson He was born Feb. 5, 1836 in Indiana. He was the son of Aaron Powell (March 8, 1803 - May 7, 1849) and Elizabeth Garvin (Oct. 27. 1803 - Sept. 19, 1896).

1856 Iowa State Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Elizabeth Powell (age 53, born PA), L. A. Powell (age 20, born Ind.), Rachel Powell (age 17, born Ind). and David G. Powell (age 13, born Ind.). They had been in the state of Iowa for 6 years.

1860 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Elizabeth Powell (age 56, born PA), Lewis A. Powell (age 23, born Indiana), David G. Powell (age 17, born Indiana), and Rachel Powell (age 19, born Indiana).

Lewis A. Powell died Feb. 16, 1863 from pneumonia, and is buried in Union National Cemetery, Corinth, Miss. The tombstone photo is from Union National Cemetery, and the roster says he was buried there.

The cemetery listings for Allamakee County, Iowa say that he is buried in Rossville Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Allamakee County, Iowa. This record has a different date of birth than the ones that are recorded in online family trees: (March 1, 1841 - Feb. 16, 1863, Co. I, IA 27 INF.) (The one in Allamakee County may be a memorial -- or he may have been moved after the war was over.)

His mother Elizabeth Powell filed for a pension on June 2, 1863. Information from the pension file is extracted below:

Elizabeth Powell made the following statement on January 18, 1864:

  • She was a resident of Rossville, Allamakee County, Iowa.
  • Aged 60 years.
  • She is the widow of Aaron Powell who died at Cedar Rapids in the State of Iowa in the year AD 1849.
  • She is the mother of Lewis A. Powell, who was a soldier in Company I, commanded by G. R. Miller of the 27th Regiment of Iowa Infantry.
  • Lewis A. Powell died on or about the 16th day of February, 1863 at Jackson, Tennessee, by reason of Typhoid pneumonia.
  • Her son, upon whom she was 10 years dependent for support, left no widow or minor children.
  • She was married to Aaron Powell on the 13th day of July 1826 in the State of Ohio, Fairfield County.

Another statement said: Lewis A. Powell, private, Co. I, 27 Iowa Vols. died at Jackson, Tenn, Feb. 16, 1863 of measles.


In a statement by James and Cornelia Schofield, residents of Allamakee County on May 16, 1865:

They are personally acquainted with Mrs. Elizabeth Powell, widow of Aaron Powell, deceased. He died at Cedar Rapids State of Iowa on or about the 7th day of May 1849. Our knowledge of the death of Aaron Powell is obtained from letters received by Elizabeth Powell notifying her of the death of her husband. We have known Mrs. Elizabeth Powell since the death of her husband. Lewis A. Powell the son of Aaron Powell and Elizabeth Powell, the deceased solider was about thirteen years old when his father died. He has been Elizabeth Powell (his mother's) only support from the death of his father to the time of his death after he enlisted, and while he was in the army he sent his wages to his mother. Elizabeth Powell has forty (40) acres of land worth about seven hundred dollars and one cow. This is all the property she owns. She has no team or no one to farm her land only as she hires it done.


I hereby report that the name of Elizabeth Powell, mother of Lewis A. P, I 29 Iowa Inf, who was a pensioner on the rolls of this Agency, under Certificate N. 61301, and who was last paid 12.00 to July 4, 1896, has been dropped because of death, Sept. 19, 1896 at Rossville, Iowa. (Note by EJJ, 29 Iowa is not a typo. That is what the record says).


Reardon, John. He was born about 1832 in Ireland. He married Julia Ashline. She was possibly the daughter of Antoine Ashline and Olive (Possibly Trumblee - See 1925 Census record for George Ashline). There were several Ashlines in Company E from Clayton County. They had a sister named Julia that would be the correct age. (NOTE: I am pretty sure this is the correct John Reardon, based on him being in Clayton County. However, I could find nothing that proved he was the one that was in the 27th Iowa. There was no pension record and his tombstone does not reflect military service. This would definitely require some more research.)

1880 Census: Wagner, Clayton County, Iowa: John Reardon (age 49, farmer, born Ireland), wife Julia Reardon (age 45, born NY), son Daniel Reardon (age 14, born Iowa), son Edward Reardon (age 11, born Iowa), daughter Ida Reardon (age 7, born Iowa) and son John Reardon (age 7, born Iowa). (family was indexed as Rearedon)

1885 Iowa State Census: Wagner, Clayton County, Iowa: John Reardon (Township 94, Range 5, Section 10, SE SW, age 55, farming, born Ireland), Julia (age 47, born NY), Eugene Reardon (age 24, born Clayton County, Iowa), Daniel (age 18, born Clayton County, Iowa), Edward Reardon (age 16, born Clayton County, Iowa), Ida Reardon (age 12, born Clayton County, Iowa), Charley Reardon (age 5, born Clayton County, Iowa. (Family was indexed as Reordeon)

Note: this record found on Find a Grave identifies the parents of Edward as John Reardon and Julia Ashline.

Edward M. Reardon
Sex: M
Birth: BET MAY 1868 AND 1870 in Iowa
Death: 19 AUG 1928 in Clayton County, Iowa
Census: 1920 Farming in Farmersburg Township, Clayton County, Iowa
Occupation: 1900 Farming with wife Ida, sons Ralph and Roy, and widowed mother Julia in Wagner Township, Clayton County, Iowa
Burial: 1928 Farmersburg-Wagner Cemetery, Farmersburg, Clayton County, Iowa
Residence: 1925 Living with wife Ida and daughter Helen in Farmersburg, Iowa

Father: John Reardon b: BET 1829 AND 1835 in Ireland
Mother: Julia Ashline b: BET APR 1826 AND 1836 in New York

John Reardon died in 1895 and is buried in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, Lot 63, Section 13, NE/NW Monona Township, Clayton County, Iowa.

1900 Census: Wagner, Clayton County, Iowa: Edward Reardon (born May 1869, age 31, married 4 years, born Iowa), wife Ida Reardon (born Jan. 1874, age 26, married 4 years, 2 children born, 2 still living), son Ralph Reardon (born Mar. 1897, age 3, born Iowa), son Roy Reardon (born Jan. 1900, age 5/12, born Iowa), mother Julia Reardon (born Apr. 1856, age 64, widowed, 1 child born, 1 still living, born New York). The 1 child born, 1 still living, has to be an error. They were living next door to Daniel Reardon (born Mar. 1864, age 26, born Iowa) and his family.

Julia Reardon died in 1906 and is buried in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, Lot 63, Section 13, NE/NW Monona Township, Clayton County, Iowa.

Both Daniel and Edward Reardon appeared on the 1925 Iowa State Census: They both list their parents as John Reardon, born Ireland and Julia Ashline, born New York.


Redding, Thomas He was born about 1835 in Ireland.

1880 Census: Austin, Mower County, Minnesota: Thomas Redding (age 45, Brick Mason, born Ireland), wife Mary Redding (age 43, born Ireland).

1885 Minnesota Territorial and State Census: Austin, Mower County, Minnesota: Thomas Redding (age 50, born Ireland) and Mary Redding (age 46, born Ireland).

1890 Veterans Census: Austin, Mower, Minnesota: Thomas Redding (Private, Co. I, 27 Iowa Inft, enlisted Aug. 16, 1862. Discharged Aug. 8, 1865. Length of Service: 2 years, 11 months, 22 days. Post Office Address: Austin, Mower County, Wisconsin: Disability Incurred: Rheumatism of heart, back and hips. Remarks: Discharged for disability.

1895 Minnesota Territorial and State Census: Lanesboro, Fillmore County, Minnesota: Thomas Redding (age 60, born Ireland, Bricklayer, a resident of Minnesota for 36 years), Mary Redding (age 50, born Ireland).

1900 Census: Carrolton, Fillmore County, Minnesota: Thomas Redding (born May 1830, age 70, married 20 years, born Ireland, immigrated 1832, in US 68 years, naturalized), Mary Redding (born April 1835, age 65, married 20 years, 0 children born).

Thomas Redding died Oct 1, 1903 and is buried in Catholic Cemetery, La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. ( Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968

His widow Mary Redding filed for a pension on Nov. 9, 1903 in Wisconsin.

1910 Census: La Crosse Ward 6, La Crosse County, Wisconsin: Boarder, Mary Redding (age 70, widowed, 0 children born, born Ireland.


Robbins, Francis H. He was born August 3, 1840 in Wyoming County, New York. He was the son of Alvin Robbins (Nov. 1, 1798 - July 12, 1856) and Temperance Sloan/Sloam (Sept. 29, 1799 - Dec. 23, 1873). He married Althea Almeda Pottle on April 14, 1868 in Waukon, Allamakee County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934) Note: the biography below says they married in 1867. She was the daughter of William Ricker Pottle (Feb. 15, 1816 - Mar. 9, 1872) and Almeda Bradberry (1817 - Dec. 7, 1898). Francis Robbins' brother John Henry Robbins also served in Company I, 27th Iowa.

F. H. Robbins, insurance. The subject of this sketch has figured prominently in the business and public enterprises of Allamakee County for many years. He was born in Wyoming Co., N.Y., in 1840, and in 1855 came west with his parents, first settling at Columbus, Allamakee County. In 1862 he enlisted in Co. I, 27th Inf., and served three years, when he was mustered out as 2d Lieut. April 1, 1866, he engaged in business with his brother, A. E. Robbins, with whom he continued until March 20, 1881. Mr. Robbins was actively engaged in the building of the W. & M. railroad, and is an earnest worker for the Republican Party. He was married April 14, 1867, to Miss Althea A. Pottle, daughter of W. R. and Almeda A. Pottle, and now has two children, Jessie F. and Mabel S. Mr. R. is a member of the A.F. & A. M., A.O.U.W. and I.L.O.H.

1882 Biographies from the History of Winneshiek and Allamakee Counties, Iowa by W.E. Alexander; Western Publishing co.; Sioux City, Iowa; 1882, Page 526

This biography is for the BROTHER of Francis H. Robbins.

A. E. Robbins, druggist, one of Allamakee's early settlers and prominent business men, was born in Wyoming Co, N.Y., in 1838, came west with his parents in 1855 and settled at Columbus. In 1864 he became a partner of the firm of J. Goodykoontz & Co., of Waukon, and was engaged as such about one year. He then associated his brother, F. H. Robbins, as partner, purchased his former partner's interest, and continued a drug and grocery business under the firm name of Robbins Bros. until 1881, at which time F. H. Robbins withdrew from business. The building now occupied by A. E. Robbins, was erected by Robbins Bros. in 1869, and is the oldest brick block in Waukon. Mr. Robbins has always been an active worker for the Republican party, took a very active part in securing the county seat at Waukon, and was one of the prime movers in building the W. & M. R. R., and when completed served as vice-president about two years. He was married in 1865 to Naoma M. Goodykoontz, and now has three sons. His father, Alvin Robbins, a blacksmith by trade, a native of Vt., who was married in the state of N.Y. to Miss Temperance Sloam, and in 1865 settled at Columbus, Allamakee Co., where he died in July 1856, leaving a wife (since deceased), four sons and one daughter.

1882 Biographies from the History of Winneshiek and Allamakee Counties, Iowa
by W.E. Alexander; Western Publishing co.; Sioux City, Iowa; 1882, pg 526-527

Francis H. Robbins and Alvin Egbert Robbins were natives of Wyoming county, New York, coming to this county in '55 and settling first at Columbus, later on a farm near Waukon. Frank H. Served through the war in Co. I, 27th Iowa Infantry, becoming second lieutenant of that company. After the war the brothers engaged in the drug business at Waukon, and became prominent in business affairs and all public enterprises, as well as a power in political circles on the republican side. Egbert died January 12, 1892, and Frank, December 7, 1908.

CHAPTER 20, Past & Present of Allamakee County, 1913

On the 30th day of May, 1883, after Memorial Day exercises, a meeting of veterans from all over the county was held in Waukon, preliminary to the organization of a Grand Army Post. G. M. Dean was chairman of the meeting, and T. C. Medary secretary. On motion of D. W. Reed, F. H. Robbins was appointed a committee to arrange for a mustering officer, and the time of assembling.

On the 23d of June following, the veterans of Allamakee county to the number of eighty-nine, assembled at Barnard Hall in Waukon, and Comrade Herman Karberg of Hyde Clark Post, Dubuque, proceeded to muster in the following named charter members, under special order No. 199, from department headquarters of Iowa: Geo. W. Sherman, John Toole, E. B. Raymond, D. W. Reed, John W. Pratt, Wm. T. Stull, T. W. David, Geo. D. Greenleaf, Thos. B. Wiley, Isaac Mickey, David Hawthorne, John Dowling, Thomas Dowling, John Sines, Robert Boyce, T. J. Hawthorne, Frank Klees, Julius Nelson, Geo. O. Potter, John Griffin, Wm. Niblock, Wm. J. Miller, James B. Rudd, D. W. Douglass, John H. Hale, Geo. Robertson, Leroy Butts, E. W. Pratt, Peter Griffin, John F. Pitt, Martin Hoffman, O. A. Ross, S. L. Rush, Daniel Ryan, T. J. Hancock, Wm. Raymond, John D. Nesmeier, Henry Allpress, L. Ferris, Jas. A. Langford, John Hartley, A. R. Prescott, John T. Robinson, E. A. Swan, c. T. Granger, Heber, Robinson, F. H. Robbins, T. C. Medary, Geo. M. Dear, Jas. M. Barr, A. B. Conner, Cornelius Ward, Henry P. Lane, Isaac Woodmansee, E. B. Bascom, M. G. Wood, Oscar Collins, John A. Decker, John Crawford, Wm. H. Crouch, M. F. Sanner, Frank Van Amberg, Robert Smith, Henry Graham, C. B. Jordon, James McClintock, James Ruth, L. W. Irwin, Hans Simonson, Geo. Schroda, A. M. May, John A. Rupp, J. J. Jennewine, Nick Betzinger, Wm. H. Graham, Archibald McClintock, B. G. Stanley, James Briar, Geo. W. Miller, Alonzo Thornton, Levi N. Green, P. I. Pierce, C. A. Robey, Geo. P. Bellows, John W. Barlow, A. F. Loomis, John Pixler, Hugh McCabe, Robert Wampler.

Immediately after muster the following officers were elected and installed: Post Commander, D. W. Reed; Senior Vice Commander, J. W. Pratt; Junior Vice Commander, James Ruth; Officer of the Day, T. C. Medary, Surgeon, A. R. Prescott; Adjutant, E. W. Pratt; Quartermaster, F. H. Robbins; Chaplain Rev. Robert Smith; Officer of the Guard, A. B. Conner; Sergeant Major, J. B. Reid; Quartermaster Sergeant, Henry P. Lane.

The name chosen for the Post was Nathaniel P. Baker, the adjutant general of Iowa in the dark days of the rebellion; but upon ascertaining that the name was already adopted by the Post at Clinton, on the 21st day of July this post unanimously adopted the name of John J. Stillman, the first man from Allamakee county killed in action at Fort Donelson, and it has since been known as John J. Stillman Post, No. 194.

From the time of organization the principal officers, commander and adjutant, have been as follows:

Commander: D. W. Reed, 1883-88; F. H. Robbins, 1889-97; R. Wampler, 1898-1903; G. M. Dean, 1904-05; F. H. Robbins, 1906; R. Wampler, 1907-10; G. P. Bellows, 1911-13.

Adjutant: E. W. Pratt, 1883; N. H. Pratt, 1884; T. C. Medary, 1885-86; A. M. May, 1887-1913.

The present officers are: Post Commander, G. P. Bellows; Senior Vice Commander, James Briar; Junior Vice Commander, John F. Pitt; Adjutant, A. M. May; Quartermaster, Geo. W. Sherman; Surgeon, George Cummins; Chaplain, R. Wampler; Officer of the Day, D. W. Douglass; Patriotic Instructor, A. M. May; Officer of the Guard, George Schroda; Sergeant Major, Hugh McCabe; Quartermaster Sergeant, Jacob Minch; Delegate to State Encampment-A. M. May.

Waukon Relief Corps, John J. Stillman, No. 123, organized August 7, 1887, with the following officers: Mrs. E. E. Stevens, president; Anna Granger, senior vice president; Jane Dean, Junior vice president; Henrietta Hale, secretary; Ellen Reed, treasurer, Margaret David, chaplain; Adelia Conner, conductor; Cynthia Robinson, guard. The present officers are: Mrs. Althea Robbins, president; Alice Daulton, senior vice president; Dina Reynolds, junior vice president; Phoebe Walker, secretary; M. A. R. Bellows, treasurer; Eliza Colgrove, chaplain; Mary Passmore, conductor; Sarah Briar, guard.

CHAPTER 20, Past & Present of Allamakee County, 1913, Page 376-377

1850 Census: Sardinia, Erie County, New York: Alvin Robins (age 51, blacksmith, born Vermont), Temperance Robins (age 50, born New York), Susan Robins (age 23, born New York), Samuel Robins (age 18, born New York ), Egbert Robins (age 12, born New York), Francis Robins (age 10, born New York), and Henry Robins (age 7, born New York).

1856 Iowa State Census: Allamakee County, Iowa: Alvin Robins (age 57, blk, born Vermont) Temperance Robins (age 56, born NY), Susan Robins (age 29, born NY), Egbert Robins (age 18, born NY), Francis Robins (age 15, born NY), John H. Robins (age 13, born NY).

1860 Census, Union Prairie, Allamakee County, Iowa: T. Robertson (age 60, born NY), Susan Robertson (age 33, born NY), Edgbert A. Robertson (age 22, farmer, born NY), Frances Robertson (age 19, farmer, born NY), and Henry Robertson (age 17, farmer, born NY).

The first brick stores were erected by Robbins Bros. And Adams & Hale, on the corner of Main and Allamakee, in 1869.

1870 Census: Makee County, Allamakee County, Iowa: F. H. Robbins (age 29, druggist, born New York), Althea Robbins (age 24, born Maine), and Jessie Robbins (age 4/12, born Iowa). They were living next door to W. R. Pottle (age 58, post master, born Maine), Almeda Pottle (age 52, born Maine), Annie Pottle (age 20, born Mass) and Willie Pottle (age 16, born Iowa).

United Workmen. -- Makee Lodge, No. 42, A.O.U.M., was organized Jan.14, 1876, with sixteen charter members, and the following officers: I. Greer, P.M.W.; M. W. Nesmith, M.W.; J.W. Pratt, G.F.; H.O. Dayton, O.; S.R. Thompson, recorder; F. H. Robbins, F.; L.J. Nichols, receiver; L. Anderson, O.W.; A. F. Lathrop, I.W.; D. G. Grippen, A.F. Lathrop, A.T. Stillman, trustees.

Its present membership is forty-two in good standing, and its officers are: N. H. Pratt, P.M.W.; P.H.DeLacy, M.W.; J.B. Minert, F.; G.D. Greenleef, O.; J.L. Pratt, R.; F.C. Burdick, Fin.; F.H. Robbins, receiver; E.W. Pratt, G.; U.F. Lewis, O.W.; A. Kellogg, I.W.

1880 Census: Waukon, Allamakee County, Iowa: Frank Robbins (age 39, druggist, born New York), wife Althea Robbins (age 34, born Maine), daughter Jessie Robbins (age 10, born Iowa) and daughter Mabel Robbins (age 5, born Iowa).

On April 30, 1883, was held the first election for town officers, at which the following were selected, to serve until the first regular annual election in March, 1884: Mayor, J. F. Dayton; Recorder, E. M. Hancock; Trustees, D. H. Bowen, C. D. Beeman, H. Low, G. D. Greenleaf, E. K. Spencer and M. Stone.

The first meeting of the town council was held May 2, 1883, in the office of Dayton & Dayton, at which preliminary committees were appointed; and on May 15th the council elected: Treasurer, L. W. Hersey; Marshal and Street Commissioner, J. A. Townsend.

On this date the council contracted with F. H. Robbins for the use of a room in his building on the corner of Main and Allamakee streets, being the third room from the entrance on the second floor thereof, for a council room, at $30 a year, including fuel, lights and furniture, reserving occupancy by himself when not in use by the council.........

At the annual election March 3, 1884, an entire new board of trustees was elected, consisting of Henry Carter, M. C. Ferris, J. S. Johnson, H. Simonsen, J. A. Taggart and F. H. Robbins. Mr. Robbins was elected against his wishes and resigned March 18, and the council elected C. M. Beeman to fill the vacancy. .....

At the expiration of the lease of Mr. Robbins in the fall of 1884, the council leased of E. M. Hancock the front room in the second story of his building on the east side of Spring avenue, known as the Standard Block, for one year.

1885 List of Ex Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Living in Iowa: 27th Iowa: F. H. Robbins, Lieutenant, Co. I, Post Office Address: Waukon

1885 Iowa State Census: Waukon, Allamakee County, Iowa: Francis H. Robins (age 44, Insurance, born New York), Althea A. Robins (age 38, born Maine), Jessie F. Robins (age 14, born Allamakee County, Iowa), Susan M. Robins (age 9, born Allamakee County, Iowa) and Fred A. Robins (age 1, born Allamakee County, Iowa).

1895 Iowa State Census: Makee, Allamakee County, Iowa: Frank H. Robbins (age 54, born New York, Insurance Agent, Religious Belief: M. E., Soldier in the War of the Rebellion: Co. I, 27 Iowa Infantry), Althea A. Robbins (age 48, born Maine), Jessie F. Robbins (age 24, born Iowa), Mabel Robbins (age 24, born Iowa) and Fred A. Robbins (age 11, born Iowa).

1900 Census: Makee, Allamakee County, Iowa: Francis H. Robbins (born Aug. 1840, age 59, married 32 years, born New York, Post Master), wife Althea Robbins (born March 1846, age 54, married 32 years, 3 children born, 3 still living, born Maine), son Fred A. Robbins (born Jan 1884, age 16, born Iowa), daughter Jessie F. Eddy (born Feb. 1870, age 30, married 4 years, 1 child born, 1 still living, born Iowa), son-in-law Samuel H. Eddy (born Oct. 1868, age 31, married 4 years, born Iowa), grandson Richard R. Eddy (born Mar. 1897, age 3, born Iowa).

Francis H. Robbins died Dec. 7, 1908 (Pension Index Record) and is buried in Oakland Cemetery-- Main, Lot 568, Makee Township, Allamakee County, Iowa

His widow Althea A. Robbins filed for a pension on Dec. 23, 1908 in Iowa.

1910 Census: Makee, Allamakee County, Iowa: Althea P. Robbins, age 64, widowed, 3 children born, 2 still living, born New York), daughter Jessie R. Eddy (age 39, married 1 time for 14 years, 1 child born, 1 still living, born Iowa), Son In Law Samuel Eddy (age 41, married 1 time for 14 years, born Iowa), and grandson Richard R. Eddy (age 13, born Iowa).

1925 Iowa State Census, Waukon, Allamakee County, Iowa: Jessie R. (Robbins) Eddy lists her parents as Francis H. Robbins and Althea Pottle. Althea Robbins (same household), lists her parents as William R. Pottle, born Maine and Almeda Bradberry, born Maine.

Althea (Pottle) Robbins died Dec. 21, 1927 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery-- Main, Lot 568, Makee Township, Allamakee County, Iowa.


Robbins, John Henry He was born about 1843 in New York. He was the son of Alvin Robbins (Nov. 1, 1798 - July 12, 1856) and Temperance Sloan/Sloam (Sept. 29, 1799 - Dec. 23, 1873). His brother Francis H. Robbins also served in Company I, 27th Iowa.

1850 Census: Sardinia, Erie County, New York: Alvin Robins (age 51, blacksmith, born Vermont), Temperance Robins (age 50, born New York), Susan Robins (age 23, born New York), Samuel Robins (age 18, born New York ), Egbert Robins (age 12, born New York), Francis Robins (age 10, born New York), and Henry Robins (age 7, born New York).

1856 Iowa State Census: Allamakee County, Iowa: Alvin Robins (age 57, blk, born Vermont) Temperance Robins (age 56, born NY), Susan Robins (age 29, born NY), Egbert Robins (age 18, born NY), Francis Robins (age 15, born NY), John H. Robins (age 13, born NY).

John Henry Robbins died March 20, 1864 and is buried in Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois.  (note: there is a discrepancy in his place of burial. Per the roster, he died in Davenport, Iowa and is buried in Rock Island National Cemetery in Illinois. Per the Rock Island National Cemetery, there is no John Robbins who died in 1864 buried there. In looking at this again, I wonder why he would have been buried there if he died in Iowa. So this is probably incorrect information. But it is all that I have at this time.)


Robinson, Samuel S. He was born January 24, 1842 in Marion County, Indiana. He is probably the son of David K. and Catherine Robinson. He married Margaret Jane Gower on Oct. 10, 1869 in Greene County, Iowa (Iowa Marriages, 1851 - 1900). She was the daughter of Jacob Gower and Mary Cunningham.

1850 Census, Perry, Marion County, Indiana David K. Robinson (age 33, farmer, born VA), Catherine Robinson (age 24, born Germany), John Robinson (age 7, born Ind.), Samuel Robinson (age 9, born Ind.), David Robinson (age 2, born Ind.) and Eliza J. Robinson (age 6, born Ind.). Also in the same household was John Hoover, (age 37, born Germany), Catherine Hoover (age 60, born Germany), and Ellen Hoover, (age 58, born Germany) Is this the family of Catherine Robinson?

1860 Census, Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa John T. Cantz (age 59, born France), Samuel S. Robertson (age 18, born Indiana), B. B. Clark (age 26, born New York), Mary A. Clark (age 21, born Indiana) and Thomas A. Clark (age 2, born Iowa). There were Clarks living next door to the Robinsons in Marion County, Indiana in 1850. But I do not know if they were related.

1870 Census: Cedar, Greene County, Iowa: Samuel Robinson (age 28, farmer, born Indiana, married in Oct of past year), Jane Robinson (age 34, born Penn), Jesse Gower (age 23, male, farmer). They were living next door to Simon Gower (age 35, born Penn) and family.

1880 Census: Cedar, Green County, Iowa: S. S. Robinson (age 38, farmer, born Indiana, father born Virginia, mother born France), M. Jane Robinson (age 43, born Pennsylvania), Mary Robinson (age 8, born Iowa).

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa. 27th Iowa: S. S. Robinson, Private, Co. I, Present Post Office: Lohrville. (Calhoun County)

1885 Iowa State Census: Cedar, Greene County, Iowa: S. S. Robinson (Township 85, Range 32, Section 2, SW SE, age 43, farmer, born Indiana), Margaret Robinson (age 49, born Pennsylvania), Mary Robinson (age 12, born Greene County, Iowa).

He filed for a pension on July 20, 1888.

Margaret Jane (Gower) Robinson died Dec. 27, 1899. She is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Lorhville, Calhoun County, Iowa.

Samuel S. Robinson died June 4, 1906. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Lorhville, Calhoun County, Iowa. (Burial records Calhoun County Compiled 2-1942)

S. S. Robinson is Dead

Pioneer of Cedar Passes On.

Death Resulted from Blood Poisoning Following an Attack of Tonsilitis.

Adam, June 11: To the Bee--This community is in mourning over the death of one of our oldest and most honored citizens, Mr. Samuel S. Robinson, which occurred on Monday of last week, June 4th. Mr. Robinson has not been in good heath for some time, but the immediate cause of his death was blood poisoning resulting from a very severe attack of tonsilitis.

Mr. Robinson has been prominent in all the history of this part of Greene county for the past 37 years. He was born in Marion county, Indiana on January 24, 1842, and in 1852 he came to Iowa, settling in Allamakee county. When the civil war broke out he enlisted in Co. I, of the 27th Iowa Infantry, and staid with the boys in blue until after the close of the war, being mustered out in August 1865. For a few years after the war he taught school and in 18? he came to Greene County. On Oct. 10, 1869 he was united in marriage with Jane Gower, the beloved wife from the effects of whose death six years since he has never recovered. One child was born of this union, Mrs. Ross A. Warner, residing on the Robinson homestead.

During his life here Mr. Robinson was always a man who stood for the right. He had chosen the "Better Path" and became identified with the Church of Christ in Adaza. Here his counsel and advice was always appreciated, and he was loyal to the Church and to the cause of Christianity. He was also a member of the Grand Army of the Republic and of the I. O. O. F. Order. John Robinson and Mrs. Barger, a brother and sister of Indiana were with him when he died. One remaining brother was unable to come.

The funeral was held on the lawn of the late home, the sermon being delivered by Pastor J. L. Wilkinson. A great entourage of friend was in attendance. The burial at Lohrville was conducted by the Odd Fellows.

The Jefferson Bee, Thursday, June 14, 1906

Note, this was not a clear copy. There were a couple of places where I had to make a "best guess" (1) the year he came to Greene County (2) His sister - the name looks like Mrs. Barger - but I'm not sure. ejj


Ross, Oliver Albert He was born July 31, 1834 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Moses Andrew Ross (Aug. 11, 1790 - Nov. 22, 1862) and Isabella Gilmore (1814 - Feb. 7, 1862) He married Louisa A. M. Blumm in March, 1864 in Waukon, Allamakee County, Iowa (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934) Note the marriage record says Louisa A. M. Blane or Blain. The biography below says Blumm.

O. A. Ross, P.O. Rossville; farmer, section 25; son of Moses A. and Isabella Ross, was born in 1834, in Fayette Co., Pa., and came to this county in 1853, being among the pioneers of the Township. In August 1862 he enlisted in Co. I., 27th Ia. Infty, his first service being up to Fort Snelling, afterwards in the Indian country a short time, when the Company was taken to Cairo, Ill., and thence to Jackson, Tenn., where he was discharged for disability in January, 1863, after which he returned home, and the following year, 1864, was married to Miss Louisa A. M. Blumm, a native Germany. Their children are Harry A., Emily G. and Gilmore. Mr. R. has served his Township as trustee, is also a member of the I.O.O.F. He also owns a farm of 160 acres, worth $35 per acre, being pleasantly and comfortably situated adjoining the village of Rossville.

History of Allamakee County, W.E. Alexander, 1882, Page 529

He filed for a pension on Feb. 13, 1884 in Iowa.

1850 Census: German, Fayette County, Pennsylvania: Moses A. Ross (age 60, farmer, born PA), Isabella Ross (age 56, born PA), Hugh G. Ross (age 34, farmer, born PA), Jane Ross (age 28, born PA), Moses A. Ross (age 26, farmer, born PA), Laura Ross (age 24, born PA), James Ross (age 22, born PA), Clementia Ross (age 20, born PA), Lorenzo Ross (age 18 born PA), Clara Ross (age 16, born PA), Oliver A. Ross (age 14, born PA) and James Ross (age 8, born PA).

1856 Iowa State Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Moses A. Ross (age 62, born PA, farmer), Isabell Ross (age 62, born PA), Moses A. Ross, Jr., (age 33, born PA), Louisa Ross (age 31, born PA), James Ross (age 30, born PA), Lorenzo Ross (age 26, born PA), Oliver A. Ross (age 21, born PA) and James Ross (age 14, born PA), Part of the family had been in the state of Iowa for 4 years (the 3 oldest children). The rest of the family had been in the state of Iowa for 3 years.

1860 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Moses A. Ross (age 69, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Isabella Ross (age 66, born Pennsylvania), Moses A. Ross (age 30, farmer, born Pennsylvania), James Ross (age 26, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Lorenzo Ross (age 24, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Oliver A. Ross (age 22, farmer, born Pennsylvania), James M. Ross (age 17, farmer, born Pennsylvania and Louisa Ross (age 28, born Pennsylvania.

1870 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: O. A. Ross (age 34, farmer, born Pennsylvania). Louisa Ross (age 24, born Prussia), Harry Ross (age 5, born Iowa) and Emma Ross (age 3, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Oliver A. Ross (age 45, farmer, born Penn), wife Louisa A. Ross (age 35, born Prussia), son Harry Ross (age 15, born Iowa), daughter Emma Ross (age 12, born Iowa) and son Gilmore Ross (age 6, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Oliver A. Ross (Township 94, Range 5, Section 25, SE NE, age 50, born PA), Louisa A. M. Ross (age 39, born Germany), Harry A. Ross (age 19, born Allamakee County, Iowa), Emily G. Ross (age 14, born Allamakee County Iowa) and Gilmore Ross (age 11, born Allamakee County, Iowa).

1900 Census: Victoria, Rice County, Kansas: Oliver A. Ross (born July 1834, age 65, married 36 years, born Pennsylvania), Louisa A. Ross (born Nov. 1846, age 54, married 36 years, 3 children born, 2 still living, born Pennsylvania. Harry A. Ross (born Mar. 1865 in Iowa) and his wife Annie lived a couple of houses away from them. They had been married 3 years and had no children.

1910 Hutchinson Ward, Reno County, Kansas: Oliver A. Ross (age 75, married 1 time for 46 years, born Pennsylvania, retired), wife Louisa A. Ross (age 65, married 1 time for 46 years, 3 children born, 3 still living, born Germany), son Gilmore Ross (age 26, widowed, born Iowa). (NOTE: 2 children living in 1900 and 3 children living in 1910 is not a typing error. It is that way on the census record.

1915 Kansas State Census Collection, Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas: Oliver Ross (age 80, born Pennsylvania, from Iowa to Kansas, retired farmer, Home Library, excluding school books. No. of Volumes: 60, Honorably Discharged from the volunteer military service of the United States: Yes, Name of State: Iowa. Letter of Company: I, Number of Regiment: 27 Iowa, Arm of Service: Inf.), Louisa Ross (age 69, born Prussia), Harry A. Ross (age 50, born Iowa) and Gilmore Ross (age 41, born Iowa).

In 1915 he applied for membership of the Sons of the American Revolution. He was a descendant of Robert Ross, Jr. a solider in Capt. James Taylor's Co. 4th Pennsylvania Battalion.

To the Board of Managers of the Kansas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.

I, Oliver A. Ross being of the age of twenty-one years and upwards, to wit, of the age of eighty years, hereby apply for membership in this Society by right of lineal descent in the following line from Robert Ross, Jr. who was born in Pennsylvania on the 2 day of Sept. 1753 and died in Pennsylvania on the 12 day of Nov. 1823 and who assisted in establishing American Independence.

I was born at Mason Town, County of Fayette, State of Pennsylvania on the 30 day of July 1834. I am the son of Moses Anderson Ross, born 1790, died 1862 and his wife Isabella Gilmore, born 1794, died 1862, married 1813. Grandson of Robert Ross, Jr., born 1753.

My ancestor's services in assisting in the establishment of American Independence during the War of the Revolution were as follows: Robert Ross born Sept. 2, 1753, at the beginning of the Revolutionary War, he joined Captain James Taylor's Company. Enlisting as a private. He was soon made Corporal and later promoted to be Regimental Color Bearer in Col. Joseph Millers Regiment of the famous Fourth Battalion of the Pennsylvania line. He greatly distinguished himself at the storming of Stony Point where he carried the colors over Ramparts and entered the fort side by side with General Wayne.

Participated in all the battles of the Revolution - having re-enlisted at the disbanding of Taylors first Company - Taking oath of allegiance July 2, 1779 voluntarily before Col. Joseph Miller being the 69 do to so.

Signature of applicant: Oliver A. Ross,
Residence: Hutchinson, Kansas
Occupation: Retired Farmer

His application was examined and approved on May 14, 1915.

Oliver A. Ross died June 9, 1918 in Hutchinson, Kansas (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Hutchinson Eastside Cemetery, Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas.

His widow Louisa A. M. Ross filed for a pension on Aug. 5, 1918 in Kansas.

Louisa A. M. Ross died in 1929. She is buried in Hutchinson Eastside Cemetery, Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas.


Sawvel, Adam He was born March 5, 1832 in Harrison County, Ohio. He was the son of Michael Sawvel and Sarah Warner. He married Lydia Hahn on Sept. 13, 1853.

Adam Sawvel was born March 5, 1832, in Harrison Co., Ohio, being there reared and educated. He there followed the occupation of a farmer until the spring of 1855, when he removed to Clayton Co., Iowa, being one of the early settlers in that county. He resided in that county until 1869, then came to Kossuth county, locating on his present place on section 6, Lott's Creek township. His farm contains 240 acres of good land. Mr. Sawvel was married Sept. 13, 1853, to Lydia Hahn, a native of Pennsylvania. They have five children -- Simon A., James I., Mary E., Ida A. and Leslie E.

Mr. and Mrs. Sawvel are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Sawvel was trustee of Lott's Creek township for two years, beginning with the first after its organization. He was justice of the peace from 1876 to 1880, and has been school director of his district for the past six years. He served three years in the war as a member of Company I, 27th Iowa Volunteers.

History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884, page 505.

1856 Iowa State Census: Giard, Clayton County, Iowa: Adam Sawvel (age 24, born Ohio, farmer), Lydia Ann Sawvel (age 20, born PA), Simon A. Sawvel (age 1, born Ohio), They had been in the state of Iowa for 1 year.

1860 Census: Fairview, Allamakee County, Iowa: Adam Sawvel (age 28, farmer, born Ohio), Lidda A. Sawvel (age 24, born Ohio), Alen Sawvel (age 6, born Ohio), James Sawvel (age 3, born Iowa), and Mary E. Sawvel (age 8/12, born Iowa).

1870 Census: Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa: Adam Sawvell (age 40, farmer, born New York *), Matilda Sawvell (age 35, born New York), Allison Sawvell (age 15, born Wisconsin), James Sawvell (age 13, born Wisconsin), Ellen Sawvell (age 10, born Iowa) and Ida Sawvell (age 3, born Iowa) (*This looks a little odd. This is clearly the correct family, but half of them have incorrect places of birth).

1880 Census: Lotts Creek, Kossuth County, Iowa: Adam Sawvel (age 48, farmer, born Ohio), wife Lydia A. Sawvel (age 45, born Ohio), son James Sawvel (age 24, teaching school, born Ohio), daughter Ellen Sawvel (age 19, born Ohio) daughter Ida Sawvel (age 13, born Ohio) and son Leslie Sawvel (age 1, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Lotts Creek, Kossuth County, Iowa: Adam Sawvel (Township 96, Range 30, Section 6, SE of SW 1/4, farmer, born Ohio), Lydia Sawvel (age 49, born Pennsylvania), Ida A. Sawvel (age 17, born *ton County, Iowa), and Leslie E. Sawvel (age 6, born Kossuth County, Iowa).

Adam Sawvell died Aug. 4, 1893 and is buried in Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.

Note there is a discrepancy in the information regarding where he is buried.

The photo of the tombstone posted on this website is located in Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Steve Hanken (who took the photo) says he spent two days there taking photos and furthermore, has not been to Kossuth County. So, for sure, this tombstone is in Woodland Cemetery. Per Steve, it is located in the GAR section of the cemetery. (Note there is also a Find a Grave memorial at Woodland Cemetery, with the photo posted.)

However, Census records research on Ancestry.com and a biography that I found on the Kossuth County USGENWEB site indicates that Adam Sawvel and his wife, Lydia, lived in Kossuth County, Iowa. The cemetery information below on the Kossuth County site indicates that they are buried in Riverview Cemetery, at Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa.

Riverview Cemetery is located in the city of Algona, Iowa, in the northern center of town along the railroad tracks. This is a HUGE, and very old cemetery. This cemetery was walked and recorded the summer of 2003, by Letty Hurlburt. Below is what was physically recorded against the cities records which are in RED. There maybe discrepancies due to unreadable stones and/or unreadable handwriting of the cities records.

Sawvel Adam, DOB 3/5/1832; DOD: No Date; Notes: h/o Lydia (Hahn)
Sawvel, Lydia A. (Hahn), DOB: 12/29/1835; DOD 12/11/1919; Notes: w/o Adam

I do note that Adam Sawvel's information is in Red indicating they are city records (and not necessarily cemetery information).

Grave Records Kossuth County, Iowa says Riverview Cemetery, Kossuth County, Iowa

Iowa Graves Registration Survey W P A Polk County Iowa says Woodland Cemetery, Polk County, Iowa

There is a Find A Grave memorial at Riverview Cemetery, with a note that says there is no headstone.

Based on what Steve Hanken told me, I am convinced he is buried at Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. I honestly can not say why he would have been buried in Woodland Cemetery. The counties are not near each other, so apparently it is not a situation where one county was formed from another, or separated by county lines. One thought is, there was a gap of 15 years between the 1885 and 1900 census. Maybe they were in Polk county during that time period. OR: Steve did say that the GAR section in Woodlawn was very large. Maybe he wanted to be buried with other veterans. I would love to know the reason, if anyone knows.

His widow Lydia A. Sawvel filed for a pension on Aug. 22, 1893.

1900 Census: Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa: Liddie Sawvel (born Dec. 1835, age 65, widowed, 5 children born, 5 still living, born Pennsylvania), son Leslie E. Sawvel, born Dec, 1878, age 21, born Iowa, day laborer).

Children of Adam Sawvel and Lydia A. Hahn:

  1. Simon Allison Sawvel
  2. James Irwin Sawvel, Birthdate: 13 October 1856
  3. Mary Ellen Sawvel, Birthdate: abt 1861
  4. Ida Alice Sawvel, Birthdate: 12 May 1867
  5. Leslie Earl Sawvel, Birthdate: 31 Dec 1878

Schmidt, John He was born Feb. 3, 1846 in Germany. He was the son of Georg Friedrich Schmidt (Nov. 15, 1801 - Nov. 13, 1875) and Anna Catherine Boehringer (June 30, 1813 - Apr. 27, 1875). He married Sophia Honroth on Jan. 28, 1868 in Clayton Centre, Clayton County, Iowa. His name was listed as Johann Smith. Her name was listed as Sophie L. Honroth. (Iowa, County Marriages 1838-1934). She was the daughter of Frederick Adolph Honroth and Elizabeth Tetetohine.

All the "Schmidt" photos below were submitted by Suellen Schmidt Thompson

Schmidt Brothers Schmidt Brothers: Back Row: John Blasius, Conrad Wolfgang and Henry. Front Row: John, Fred, Christoph. Probably about 1875.

JOHN SCHMIDT. Early in 1847 there arrived in New York a family from Germany, Frederick Schmidt, his wife and four children. Of these the youngest was born Feb. 9, 1846, and is the subject of this writing. Frederick Schmidt was by trade a shoemaker, having served his apprenticeship and followed this business in Germany. On arrival in this country the family proceeded to Ohio, and settled in Dayton, where Mr. Schmidt worked at his trade.

After about one year Mr. Schmidt left Dayton and settled in Clayton County, Iowa, where he was one of the earliest settlers. Then began a new life; subduing nature, clearing the giant forest, taming the wild ground, making it to do his bidding and yield the rich harvest of its hidden wealth. In common with all pioneers of similar districts his home was now a log house, the result of his own ingenuity and toil. Though always plain, often inconvenient, these pioneer homes were made elegant and bright by the charm of true domesticity of life, lived in harmony with the environment of nature.

Clayton, on the Mississippi River, was the nearest market to this farm, which was Mr. Schmidt's home until 1869, when he sold it and went still farther west until he came to Middle Creek, Neb., where he bought land and remained until the spring of 1875, when he removed to Lincoln. Soon after a cloud gathered over this new home; the wife and mother, who had so long and so bravely borne her share of the burdens, cares and hardships incident to life on the confines of civilization, after a brief illness was laid away to her rest. This was the cause of another removal, and the bereaved husband returned to Clayton, where he resided with his sons until his death. There were eight children in all, four, as noted above, having been born in Germany. They are recorded as follows: J. B., Wolfgang, Barbara, John (our subject), Christopher, Fred, Henry and Amelia.

Being so young when he left his birthplace, the earliest recollections of our subject cluster around the Clayton County farm, where he was reared. His education was obtained in the common schools of the same district, and although not collegiate in its curriculum, served as a broad and firm foundation whereon to rear a superstructure of his life work. He resided with his parents until 1864, when he enlisted in Company I, 27th Iowa Volunteers. Although entering toward the close of the war he saw considerable service in Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. When the danger which had threatened the Union had passed, and his services were no longer needed in actual conflict, he was transferred to the 12th Iowa Volunteers, and did garrison duty in Montgomery and Jacksonville. Mr. Schmidt was engaged at Ft. Derusa, Mansfield, La., the big battle at Memphis, besides numerous minor engagements. In January, 1866, Mr. Schmidt was discharged, and laid down the musket and bayonet for the implements of a more peaceful avocation. Returning to Iowa, he found profitable employment in teaming in the city of Elkader, Clayton County, where he remained until 1868, when he removed to Nebraska and settled in Otoe County. Here he purchased land, and was very successful as a farmer until his removal to Lancaster County, in 1871, when he took a homestead claim in Middle Creek Precinct. This county was still sparsely settled, and the prairie was still occupied by such of its original denizens as deer, antelope, prairie chickens and jack-rabbits. The railroad was about this time completed to Lincoln, bringing them nearer to Eastern civilization. In 1866 he again sold out, and bought the land upon which he now resides. He has 160 acres of land, about eighty of which are under the plow. His house and farm buildings are substantially built and conveniently arranged.

John Schmidt and Sophie Honroth John Schmidt and Sophia Honroth.

Mr. Schmidt married, in 1868, Sophia Honroth, and has eight children in his family, viz; Frederick A., Katy, Carrie, Lucy, Clara, Henry, Mary and Willie. He has remained a stanch adherent of the religious faith in which he was reared--the faith established in Germany by the great Reformer, Luther. Politically, his principles have been the principles of Republicanism. His influence and suffrage have been given to the support of this party.

Mrs. Schmidt is a native of Ohio, being born in the city of Cincinnati, Nov. 28, 1849. Her father, Frederick Adolph Honroth, was a native of Germany. He came to America when sixteen years of age and settled in Cincinnati. There also he married and made his residence until 1852, when he removed to Clayton County, Iowa. The journey was long, difficult and dangerous. They had to traverse the waterways of the Ohio and Mississippi. Arriving in Clayton County, he bought land and followed agricultural pursuits until 1868, when he came to Nebraska and bought a tract of untamed prairie near Nebraska City. By unremitting diligence and constant care his farm was brought to a high state of cultivation, orchards were set out, a substantial residence and farm buildings erected. From there he removed to Sheridan County, Kan., and bought 320 acres of land, where he now resides.

The maiden name of his wife, the mother of Mrs. Schmidt, was Elizabeth Tetetohine. The family comprised nine children, of whom three are living--Mrs. Schmidt, Lizzie and Adolph.

"Portrait and Biographical Album of Lancaster County, Nebraska"- Chicago, Chapman Bros, 1888.

1850 Census: Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa: Frederick Smith (age 50, born Germany), Catharine Smith (age 37, born Germany), Johan Smith (age 16, born Germany), Conrad Smith (age 13, born Germany), Barbary Smith (age 7, born Germany), John Smith (age 5, born Germany) and Christopher Smith (age 1, born Iowa).

1860 Census: Read, Clayton County, Iowa: Frederick Smith (age 58, farmer, born Germany), Katherine Smith (age 48, born Germany), Olive B. Smith (age 17, born Germany), John Smith (age 14, born Germany), Christopher Smith (age 11, born Iowa), Frederick Smith (age 9, born Iowa), Henry Smith (age 5, born Iowa) and Amelia Smith (age 3, born Iowa).

1870 Census: Delaware, Otoe County, Nebraska: John Schmidt (age 24, born Prussia), S. Schmidt (age 20, born Ohio), F. Schmidt (age 1, born Neb.) and C. Schmidt (age 1/12, born Neb.)

1875 Nebraska State Collection: Lancaster County, Nebraska: John Schmitt (age 29, born Germany, farmer), Sophia Schmitt (age 26, born Ohio), Fritz Schmitt (age 6, born Neb.), Kate Schmitt (age 5, born Neb.), Carline Schmitt (age 3, born Neb.), Louisa Schmitt (age 2, born Neb.). They were living next door to Frederick Schmitt (age 73, born Germany, farmer), Catherine Schmitt (age 60, born Germany) and Amelia Schmitt (age 18, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Middle Creek, Lancaster County, Nebraska: John Schmidt (age 34, farmer, born Germany), wife Sophia Schmidt (age 30, born Ohio), son Fredric Schmidt (age 11, born Neb), daughter Katie Schmidt (age 10, born Neb.), daughter Caroline Schmidt (age 8, born Neb.), daughter Lucy Schmidt (age 6, born Neb.), daughter Clara Schmidt (age 5, born Neb.), son Henry Schmidt (age 3, born Neb.), and daughter Mary Schmidt (age 5/12, born Jan. Born Neb.).

1885 Nebraska State Census Collection: Lancaster County, Nebraska: John Schmidt (age 39, farmer, born Germany), wife Sophia Schmidt (age 35, born Ohio), son Fred A. Schmidt (age 16, born Neb.), daughter Katie Schmidt (age 15, born Neb.), daughter Caroline Schmidt (age 13, born Neb.), daughter Clara Schmidt (age 10, born Neb.), son Henry Schmidt (age 8, born Neb.), daughter Mary Schmidt (age 5, born Neb.) and son William Schmidt (age 3, born Neb.)

1900 Census: Green, Pottawatomie County, Kansas: John Smith (born Feb. 1846, age 54, married 32 years, born Germany, immigrated 1847, naturalized, farmer), wife Suffiah Smith (born Aug. 1849, age 50, married 32 years, 8 children born, 8 still living, born Ohio), daughter Mary Smith (born Jan. 1880, age 20, born Nebraska), son Willie Smith (born Aug. 1882, age 17, born Nebraska).

1905 Kansas State Census Collection: Five Creeks, Clay County, Kansas: John Schmidt (age 58, born Ger., to Kansas from Neb., farmer, Honorably discharged from the volunteer military service of the United States: Yes, Name of State: Iowa, Letter of Company: I, Number of Regiment: 27, Arm of Service: Inft.). E. Schmidt (age 54, born Ohio), Henry Schmidt (age 27, born Nebraska), Will Schmidt (age 22, born Nebraska), Viola Meadowcroft (age 10, born Kansas), and Hazel Meadowcroft (age 8, born Nebraska). (Note: Viola and Hazel were the children of their daughter Clara who died Sept. 4, 1900).

John Schmidt John Schmidt

1910 Census: Forest, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma: John Schmidt (age 63, married 1 time for 40 years, born Germany, immigrated 1847, general farmer), Sophie E. Schmidt (age 60, born Ohio, 8 children born, 7 still living), son Henry (age 30, born Nebraska), granddaughter Viola J. Meadowcroft (age 15, born Kansas) and granddaughter Hazel S. Meadowcroft (age 13, born Nebraska).

1920 Census: Forest, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma: John Schmidt (age 77, immigrated 1847, naturalized, born Germany), wife Sophia Schmidt (age 69, born Ohio) and son Willie Schmidt (age 36, born Nebraska).

Sophia (Honroth) Schmidt (born Nov. 28, 1849 in Cincinnati, Ohio) died May 9, 1926 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She is buried in Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska.

1930 Census: Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas: William Schmidt (Rent, $12.00, age 40, single, born Nebraska, farmer), father John Schmidt (age 84, widowed, born Bavaria, Germany, immigrated 1847, naturalized).

John Schmidt died July 4, 1941 at Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, Texas and is buried in Wyuka Cemetery, Lot: Sec-20 Lot-130 Gr-3, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. Source

I sent an email to ninilchik71 who posted the online family tree to see how sure she was of her dates (Note: there was previously an error on Find a Grave, which has now been corrected). This was her response:

John Schmidt was my great great grandfather. About a year ago, I tracked down where he died, and got a copy of his death certificate. The information was given by his son, William. According to the death certificate, he died in Mineral Wells, TX on July 4, 1941. He was born on Feb 3, 1846. He emigrated to America with his parents when he was a year old in 1847. I don't know where Wyuka got their information. The picture of his headstone I have says he was born in 1846. Actually on my picture, there is no date of death engraved. His wife is also on the headstone, with both birth and date engraved. She died 20 years before he did. He spent a lot of time traveling down to Mineral Wells to the spa springs there, and that's why he died in Texas. Since there is no date of death engraved, I am wondering if he is actually buried in Wyuka, however, the Civil War info is there, so...


Schoepf, John He was born June 1, 1817 in Weissenstadt, Oberfranken, Bavaria, Germany. He was the son of Johan Friedrich Schoepf (June 28, 1788 - June 30, 1839) and Christiana Johanna Antonia Fischer (Dec. 30, 1792 - Jan 24, 1843). He married first Katherine Barbara Ruksdaeschel/Ruckdaschel on July 4, 1843 in Weissenstadt, Oberfranken, Bavaria, Germany. She was the daughter of Johan Ruksdaeschiel/Ruckdaschel (Nov. 6, 1791 - Mar. 6, 1837) and Margaret Anna Barbara Ackerman (Mar. 2, 1792 - Jan. 3, 1841). Katherine Barbara Schoepf died July 12, 1854 in Clayton City, Iowa. John Schoepf married second Anna Katherina Ruksdaeschel/Ruckdaschel on Dec. 23, 1854 in Elkader, Clayton County, Iowa. It appears that his two wives were sisters.

Emigration: 12 APR 1852 Left Europe from Bremen on board the Uhland. 12 JUN 1852 Arrived New Orleans with wife, 4 children, and wife's sister Anna Katherine Ruksdaeschel.

1860 Census: Read, Clayton County, Iowa: John Schoebf (age 40, shoemaker, born Germany), Katharine Schoebf (age 33, born Germany), Mary Schoebf (age 16, born Germany), Louisa Schoebf (age 14, born Germany) and Frederick Schoebf (age 1, born Iowa).

Military: Discharged July 7, 1865 & reunited with family in Clayton Center, IA on January 27, 1866. He was never wounded, but fought in 5 major battles of the War.

1870 Census: Seward, Seward County, Nebraska: John Schoepf (age 55, farmer, born Bavaria), Catherine Schoepf (age 42, born Bavaria), Wm. Schoepf (age 7, born Iowa), John Schoepf (age 5, born Iowa), Fredric Schoepf (age 3, born Iowa) and Henrietta Schoepf (age 1, born Nebraska.

1880 Census: Precinct C. Seward County, Nebraska: John Shcoepf (age 63, farmer, born Bavaria), wife Catherine Shcoepf (age 53, born Bavaria), daughter Louisa Shcoepf (age 30, born Bavaria), son William Shcoepf (age 17, born Iowa), son John Shcoepf (age 16, born Iowa), son Frederick Shcoepf (age 15, born Iowa) and daughter Henrietta Shcoepf (age 11, born Nebraska).

John Schoepf died Oct. 26, 1884 in Marysville, Seward County, Nebraska. He is buried in Zion Lutheran Church, Seward County, Nebraska.

His widow Anna K. Schoepf filed for a pension on Aug. 23, 1890 in Nebraska.

Anna Katherine Schoepf died June 8, 1906 and is buried in Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lincoln Creek, Seward County, Nebraska.

Children of John Schoepf and Katherine Barbara Ruksdaeschel:

  1. Anna Maria Schopf b: 26 SEP 1844 in Weissenstadt, Bavaria, Germany
  2. Elizabeth Barbara Schopf b: 8 NOV 1846 in Weissenstadt, Bavaria, Germany
  3. Maria Henrietta Schopf b: 25 DEC 1849 in Weissenstadt, Bavaria, Germany
  4. Johann Ernst Schopf b: 31 JAN 1851 in Weissenstadt, Bavaria, Germany

Children of John Schepf and Anna Katherina Ruksdaeschel:

  1. Ernst August Schopf b: 3 AUG 1856 in Read Township, Clayton County, Iowa
  2. Christian Friedrich Schopf b: 19 OCT 1858 in Read Township, Clayton County, Iowa
  3. Valentin Christoph Schopf b: 26 AUG 1860 in Read Township, Clayton County, Iowa
  4. Heinrich Wilhelm Schopf b: 15 OCT 1861 in Read Township, Clayton County, Iowa
  5. Johann Schoepf b: 14 OCT 1863 in Read Township, Clayton County, Iowa
  6. Christopf Friedrich Schopf b: 9 NOV 1866 in Read Township, Clayton County, Iowa
  7. Henrietta Matilda Schopf b: 29 JAN 1869 in Lincoln Creek near Marysville, Seward County, Nebraska

Scott, David Morgan He was born about 1831 in Kentucky. He was the son of Allen Scott (1804 - 1864) and Polly Eveans. (Family Trees says Polly Martin. But the biography for his brother Lafayette says Polly Eveans). Both Allen Scott and David Morgan Scott are buried in Lot 24, Council Hill Cemetery. They are the only Scott's listed in that cemetery. He married Sarah Hillis. She was the daughter of Alexander Hillis (1813 - Feb. 22, 1859) and Nancy McMullin (1815 - 1857). Sarah was the sister of Margaret Hillis who married David's brother Lafayette (who also served in Company I, 27th Iowa. (Note the maiden name of Sarah was given to me by a Hillis researcher. She did not know anything about David M. or Lafayette Scott, but told me that Margaret Hillis had married Lafayette Scott and her sister Sarah Hillis had married his brother David.)

1850 Census: Allamakee County, Iowa: Allen Scott (age 43, farmer, born Virginia), Polly Scott (age 39, born VA), David M. Scott (age 20, laborer, born KY), Melvina Scott (age 18, born Kentucky), Lafayette Scott (age 14, born Kentucky), Sally Scott (age 12, born Kentucky), Harriet M. Scott (age 9, born Kentucky) and Marian Scott (age 5, born Kentucky).

1856 Iowa State Census: Linton, Allamakee County, Iowa: Allen Scott (age 45, born VA, Farmer), Polly Scott (age 45, born VA), D. M. Scott (age 25, born Kentucky, farmer), S.N. Scott (age 17, born KY, Teacher), H. M. Scott (age 13, born KY) and G.M. Scott (age 10, born Kentucky), The family had been in the state of Iowa for 7 years.

1860 Census: Linton, Allamakee County, Iowa: Allen Scott (age 56, farmer, born Virginia), Polly Scott (age 49, born Virginia), Morgan Scott (age 29, farmer, born Kentucky), Sally Scott (age 21, born Kentucky), Mary Scott (age 19, born Kentucky), Frances M. Scott (age 14, born Kentucky) and Frances Warn (age 1, born Iowa).

1870 Census: Giard, Clayton County, Iowa: David M. Scott Sr. (age 39, farmer, born Kentucky), Sarah Scott (age 31, born Ireland), David M. Scott, Jr., age 6, born Iowa), Winfield H. Scott (age 5, born Iowa), and Robert O. Scott (age 3, born Iowa).

David M. Scott died Apr. 13, 1871 at Council Hill, Iowa (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Council Hill Cemetery, Lot 24, Block 1, Clayton County, Iowa.

Sarah Scott married second William B. Pierce on June 21, 1875 in Clayton County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1834-1938)

1880 Census: Bloomfield, Winneshiek County, Iowa: Wm. D. Pierce (age 62, farmer, born NY), wife Sarah Pierce (age 41, born Ireland), stepson David Scott (age 16, born Iowa), Stepson Winfield Scott (age 15, born Iowa), Stepson Robert Scott (age 13, born Iowa) and servant Samuel Fox (age 34, farmer laborer, born England).

1900 Census: Fairview, Lincoln County, Washington, Robert Scott (born Jan 1867, age 33, born Iowa), mother Sarah Pierce (born May 1841, age 59, widowed, 3 children born, 3 still living, born Ireland). Living next door to them was David M. Scott (born June 1863, age 26, born Iowa, married 4 years), wife Eva M. Scott (born Sept. 1876, age 23, married 4 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Kansas), son Allen B. Scott (born Sept. 1897, age 2, born Washington) and son David A. Scott (born Jan. 1899, age 1, born Washington). (Note: the census clearly says age 26 for David M. Scott, however, a date of birth of June 1863 would have made him 36-37, which would be correct).

David Morgan Scott's widow Sarah Pierce filed for a pension on Feb. 25, 1904 in Washington.

Sarah (Hillis, Scott), Pierce died Dec. 22, 1928 in Sumner, Pierce County, Washington.


Scott, Lafayette W He was born February 13, 1836 in Monroe County, Kentucky. He was the son of Allen Scott (1804 - 1864) and Polly Eveans. Family Trees says Polly Martin. But his biography below says Polly Eveans) He married Margaret A. Hillis on Sept. 29, 1859 in Clayton County, Iowa. (Clayton Co. Marriage Record Index 1839-1861, Volume 2, page 378. Marriage performed by L. P. Matthews). Iowa County Marriages, 1838-1934 says they married Sept. 28, 1858. She was the daughter of Alexander Hillis (1813 - Feb. 22, 1859) and Nancy McMullin (1815 - 1857). She was the sister of Sarah Hillis who married Lafayette's brother David M. Scott (who also served in Company I, 27th Iowa.

Lafayette W. Scott, deceased. In the death of the late Lafayette W. Scott, Cass County lost a worthy citizen and Maple River Township an old settler and representative farmer. Mr. Scott was a native of Monroe County, Kentucky and was born Feb. 13, 1836.

The parents of our subject, Allen and Polly A. (Eveans) Scott, were from Virginia, and removed to Kentucky in an early day, and later moved to Iowa about 1849, and both died in that state. They were the parents of four sons and three daughters, of whom one son and two daughters are now living.

Our subject was reared in Kentucky until thirteen years of age, and then removed with his parents to Iowa and was educated in both states. He enlisted from Iowa in 1862 in Company I, Twenty-seventh Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and served three years, of which he spent one year in the field and the balance of the time as acting hospital steward and clerk in a provost marshal's office. He participated in the battle of Holly Springs, Georgia, where he was taken prisoner and held as such a short time. He returned to Iowa at the close of the war and remained there until 1881, when he went to Cass County, North Dakota, and the following year purchased the farm in Maple River township, which he conducted until his death. He met with good success, and his farm is in a good location and well improved.

Mr. Scott was married in Iowa, Sept. 29, 1859, to Margaret A. Hillis. Mrs. Scott was a native of Ireland, and emigrated to America with her father at the age of ten years. She died in North Dakota February 5, 1898. Two sons were born to Mrs. and Mrs. Scott, named Allen O. and Walter, both of whom reside in Maple River Township, Cass County. Mr. Scott died in North Dakota April 23, 1900, and is mourned by a large circle of relatives and friends. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, and was honored by all with whom he had to do. He took an active part in local affairs and politically was a Republican.

Allen O. Scott was born in Iowa January 8, 1863 and was reared and educated in that state and went to North Dakota with his parents. He was married January 16, 1887, to May Hill, a native of Minnesota. Four children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Scott, as follows: Lafayette W., Robert L., Alexander H., and Margaret A.

Walter Scott was born in Iowa in 1864, and went to Dakota in 1881. He was married, in 1895 to Alma Hill, a sister of Mrs. Allen Scott. He and his brother, Allen O., are prosperous farmers of Maple River Township, Cass County, and are young men of energetic spirit and held in high esteem in their community.

Compendium history and biography of North Dakota
a history of early settlement, political history, ... and biography : reminiscences of pioneer life ... Page 1146
Published 1900 by G. A. Ogle in Chicago

1850 Census: Allamakee County, Iowa: Allen Scott (age 43, farmer, born Virginia), Polly Scott (age 39, born VA), David M. Scott (age 20, laborer, born KY), Melvina Scott (age 18, born Kentucky), Lafayette Scott (age 14, born Kentucky), Sally Scott (age 12, born Kentucky), Harriet M. Scott (age 9, born Kentucky) and Marian Scott (age 5, born Kentucky).

1860 Census: Girard, Clayton County, Iowa: Seth Scott (age 23, farmer, born Kentucky), Margaret Scott (age 18, born Ireland) and Sarah Hillis (age 22, born Ireland) (Note an online family tree has his nickname as Seth)

1870 Census: Highland, Winneshiek County, Iowa: Lafayette W. Scott (age 34, farmer, born Kentucky), Margaret A. Scott (age 25, born Ireland), Allen O Scott (age 7, born Iowa) and Walter Scott (age 5, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Hesper, Winneshiek County, Iowa; Lafayette W. Scott (age 43, farmer, born Kentucky), wife Margaret A. Scott (age 38, born Ireland) son Allen Scott (age 17, born Iowa) and son Walter Scott (age 15, born Iowa).

I also found this on the North Dakota US GENWEB Site: It looks like he was buying land in North Dakota starting in 1886. Note that Ransom and Cass Counties (where his son was located in 1900) are bordering Counties in the southeast corner of North Dakota).

Ransom county, ND, BLM Records

NAME: SCOTT LAFAYETTE W
MERIDIAN: 05
TWP: 135 N
RANGE: 057 W
SECTION: 31
ACREAGE: 80
TYPE: 272002
CASETYPE: PA
DOCID: 3573
DATE: 10/12/1886

NAME: SCOTT LAFAYETTE W
MERIDIAN: 05
TWP: 135 N
RANGE: 057 W
SECTION: 31
ACREAGE: 37.91
TYPE: 272002
CASETYPE: PA
DOCID: 3573
DATE: 10/12/1886

NAME: SCOTT LAFAYETTE W
MERIDIAN: 05
TWP: 135 N
RANGE: 057 W
SECTION: 31
ACREAGE: 37.86
TYPE: 272002
CASETYPE PA:
DOCID: 3573
DATE: 10/12/1886

NAME: SCOTT LAFAYETTE W
MERIDIAN: 05
TWP: 135 N
RANGE: 057 W
SECTION: 31
ACREAGE: 160
TYPE: 251101
CASETYPE: PA
DOCID: 1696
DATE: 08/20/1887

Key to Case Types

251000- Homestead
272000- Cash

Land Conveyance types in this database:

PA - Patent

Meridians

05 - 5th Principal Meridian -- located in the eastern part of Iowa

Lafayette W. Scott filed for a pension on Jan. 25, 1891 in North Dakota.

Margaret A. (Hillis) Scott died February 5, 1898 in North Dakota. She is buried in Casselton Cemetery, Casselton, Cass County, North Dakota.

Lafayette W. Scott died April 23, 1900 in North Dakota. He is buried in Casselton Cemetery, Casselton, Cass County, North Dakota.

NOTE: Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War says he was born Dec. 5, 1839 and died July 23, 1901 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Riceville, Mitchell County, Iowa. HOWEVER, I did quite a bit of research on this. There is a Lafayette Scott buried in that cemetery. But it is not the right one. The one buried in Riverside Cemetery was born in Illinois, and married to Melissa Cuddy. I won't put all my findings here, but I researched census records, family trees, etc. for both Lafayette Scotts. They are definitely two different people and the one buried in Mitchell County is not the Lafayette W. Scott that was in the 27th Iowa. If you are interested in my research on this, I do have a word document with side-by-side comparisons of the two men.

Probate Records: Name Scott, Lafayette W. Case Number: 58-1036. Notes: Died April 23, 1900 Maple River Township, ND.

I did not find him on the 1900 census. But I did find his son Allen Scott in Maple River, Cass County, North Dakota on the 1900 Census: Allan Scott (age 37, born Iowa, father born Kentucky, mother born Ireland), wife May Scott (age 33), son Laffette Scott (age 12, born North Dakota), son Robert Louis Scott (age 10, born North Dakota), son Alexander H. Scott (age 8, born Minnesota) and daughter Margret A Scott (age 2, born North Dakota).


Shattuck, Scott He was born November 20, 1828 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. He was the son of George Clinton Shattuck (Sept. 8, 1796 - Apr. 20, 1876) and Ann Bronson (1791 - 1860). He married Elizabeth Inman on Nov. 13, 1853 in Waukon, Allamakee County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Walter T. Inman (Oct. 28, 1808 - July 28, 1881) and Mary Alden (Mar. 9, 1810 - June 13, 1891).

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CHAPTER 20, Past & Present of Allamakee County, 1913, HISTORY OF WAUKON

THE SHATTUCKS

It is a curious fact that the spot on which stood the original log cabin built by the pioneer of Waukon, in 1849, is now, after the lapse of sixty-five years, still an open field of some three acres in extent, and not even subdivided into town lots, though situated but a few blocks from the very center of the city. The cabin disappeared many years ago, but it is well remembered by several of our older residents. The story has oft been told of father Shattuck's locating upon this spot, but never better told, with its immediate sequence of events, than by Judge Dean in a brief narrative written in 1902 for a souvenir edition of the Waukon Democrat, gotten out by the ladies of the M. E. Church, which is very appropriate to be copied here:

In July, 1849, one George C. Shattuck, a home seeker, came to Allamakee county seeking a location for himself and family, and after roaming over this wild, unsettled country found himself on the prairie where Waukon now is. He was impressed with the beauty of the scene and its natural advantaged, with its many springs of pure and sparkling cold water gushing out of the prairie sod, making the head waters of a creek that emptied into the Mississippi river. With the wild, native grass so abundant, with plenty of forest timber within easy reach, he concluded it was good enough for him. So he staked out his claim, made what hay would want the coming winter, and went back to the settlement after his wife and family. He returned in September and built a hay shanty to shelter them until he could erect a log house on his claim. This log house was on the north side of what is now Pleasant street and between Bartlett and Armstrong streets.

From this time on a stream of emigration set in which settled in the central and western portion of the county, breaking up and improving the wild lands, making themselves homes and farms, opening public roads, building bridges and log schoolhouses, the latter often used by the itinerant preacher for church purposes. Legal matters also had their share of attention, and the feeling prevailed that the county seat which was then on the east line of the county, should be more centrally located. The 1853 legislature appointed three commissioners to relocate the same. In March following they came from their respective counties of Dubuque, Delaware, and Clayton, investigated all the competing localities, and this was the opportunity of our old pioneer Shattuck.

He invited the commissioners to his locality on the prairie, showed them the numerous springs that made Paint Creek, the abundant grass, the adjacent forests, the rich, black soil, filled them to repletion with the tenderest, juiciest venison and its accompaniments that could be procured, made a formal tender of forty acres of his land free of cost to the county, on condition that they locate the county seat thereon, convinced them that no other point possessed all these advantages or was so centrally located, and they drove the county seat stake somewhere near where the public park is now. The exact location has not been marked or remembered. There were present on this occasion representative men from the different portions of the county, and the question of "What name shall we give it?" was asked.

It was John Haney, Jr., suggested the name of John Waukon, a prominent chief of the Winnebago tribe, which was adopted. The people at the ensuing April election approved the action of the commissioners by a very handsome majority and Waukon is the seat of justice for the county today. But there lingers many a though of strategy, of hope and fear, as we look back over the many county seat contests that have been fought between then and now, with varying results.

Now Waukon must provide a suitable place in which to hold the approaching term of the district court. Father Shattuck had the only house on the new town site, so a subscription paper was circulated through the settlement, some donating money, others the labor of themselves and ox teams. A building that had been erected on a claim "out in the country" was bought. By agreement the settlers in the region round about met at the county seat stake and hauled the new courthouse in, depositing it near where the Meyer Hotel is now (the present Allamakee), and when Judge Wilson of Dubuque came to hold his June term of court he found a courthouse, ten by fourteen feet in size, built of poplar logs from six to eight inches in diameter, with chinking between the logs daubed with mud; a board floor, a grand jury room attached, made of boards in the shape of a small lean-to, a seat at the table of Father Shattuck and a shake-down on the floor for bed. The court attendants, consisting of jurors, lawyers, clients, witnesses and spectators, found places as best they could in the cabins of nearby settlers.

After this term of court the little log courthouse was occupied by the county judge and his court. He ordered the county surveyor to survey and lay out the donated forty acres as the town site of Waukon, the plat of which he admitted to record at the following December term of his court. Commissioners were appointed to appraise the value of each lot, after which they were put on the market and sold at private sale for a time. The remainder were closed out at public sale except a lot in block nine, on the east side of Allamakee street, which was reserved for county purposes, and on which he proceeded to erect a small one-story frame courthouse, about 18 X 30 feet in size as near as the writer remembers it, buying oak lumber and basswood siding from a saw mill just built on Yellow river. The front room was occupied by the country treasurer and recorder, the rear one by the county judge and clerk. The center one was used for emergencies, and still there was no room for the district court. So in the spring of 1857 the judge erected another building of one story immediately on the south side of this one and joined to it, expressly for the district court. Here judges have resided with dignity! Learned attorneys have delivered eloquent dissertations of legal lore! Criminals have been convicted and sentenced! Marriages have been solemnized and political conventions held. Should anyone wish to now visit this courthouse they will find on its yellow front a sign lettered as follows "Waukon Cigar Factory, Thos. Hartley, Prop." [1902]

By this time the public lands of the county had been sold, farms well opened up, country and town had kept pace in the general development, and Waukon could feed and shelter all who came to visit her. Public business of course kept pace with the general development and soon outgrew the capacity of these twin one-story courthouses, and something better must be provided. The people of Lansing came forward asking that the county seat be relocated within her borders, offering as an inducement a suitable location and the erection of a courthouse costing $8,000. This was contested by Waukon, which offered to donate $5,000 for the same purpose on condition that the county seat remain with them. The people of the county at the April election in 1859, decided in favor of Waukon by a majority of 420 in a total vote of 2,076.

Immediately following this the county judge prepared plans and specifications of the present brick courthouse, advertising for sealed proposals for its completion, which resulted in awarding the contract to Charles W. Jenkins, of the firm of Hale & Jenkins, and John W. Pratt, deceased, for $13,655, they taking the Waukon donations at par in payment, the county paying for the remainder. The building was completed in 1861. The settlement and development of the county has now provided for its accumulating records and business.

The writer considers that a line can safely be drawn at this point, as Waukon has been carried to a vigorous growth and can take care of itself, so he will close with a reference to the itinerant preaching of the log schoolhouse days, and will say that these meetings were very generally attended by the early settlers. Some coming on foot, more on horseback, many families in the farm lumber wagon drawn by oxen, and an air of honesty, equality, and sincerity prevailed that was very refreshing, and if the preacher failed to meet his appointment, his place would be filled by some fellow laborer in the corn field and potato patch, with little culture but with a remarkable flow of language, who would welcome us by the hymnal

"Come hither all ye weary souls,
Ye heavy laden sinners come."

In the doctrinal sermon that followed the English language was sometimes fearfully tomahawked. But a better and higher culture has followed, with all the modern church improvements that the increasing wealth and membership desire, and the honest, illiterate, old, conscientious, self-contained pioneer preacher is a character of the past.

To go back to Mr. Shattuck: he was born September 9, 1787, and was a pioneer by nature. It is said that he pitched his tent on the site of Chicago when none but Indians inhabited that region. In October, 1870, he departed from Waukon overland to make his home in Kansas. Upon leaving Mr. Shattuck published the following card:

Waukon, October 10, 1870.
Editor Standard:-
As I am about to leave Waukon, it may be permanently, I wish to say "good-bye" to my friends here. Being among the first to settle her, I have seen this county pass through wonderful changes during the last twenty years; the wilderness of the prairie changed to rich and fruitful farms, and Waukon grown from nothing to be one of the finest villages of the state. One by one I have seen settlers make their homes here. Many of them, all with whom I have become acquainted, I have learned to love as friends. I do not know that I leave a single enemy. And so, as I leave you, I wish to bid you good-bye, hoping that God will bless you, and that prosperity and happiness may be the portion of all.

Truly yours,
G. C. SHATTUCK.

Upon which the Standard comments:

"We are sorry to have friend Shattuck go. He is one of our patriarchs. We know of no other that can better lay claim to the name. Twenty-one years ago he drove the first wagon onto this prairie, and he can better appreciate the changes made than we later comers. Such pioneers deserve to be crowned with honor, and he held in grateful remembrance. Mr. Shattuck goes to Missouri, and thence to Kansas. As he came, so he now departs overland, driving his own horse team. Not wonderful, you say? But he is now eighty-six years old! May God bless the old man, and may he enjoy health and strength for many years to come."

In 1875 he visited Waukon once more, and the following spring, April 6, 1876, he died at the home of a daughter at Platteville, Wisconsin.

While the land selected by old man Shattuck was formally claimed and occupied by him and his sons, it was not actually purchased and paid for until 1854, it having been selected by the school fund commissioners as school land, and was patented to the purchasers, by the state of Iowa, in the fall of that year. Hence it was that in the spring of 1853 George Shattuck and his son Scott executed a bond for deed to Allamakee county. None of the land was entered in the old man's name, Scott Shattuck taking the southwest quarter of section 30. Another brother, Nelson Shattuck, bought the southwest of northeast quarter of section 31, of the United States government, June 21, 1852. And D. W. Adams, who came in 1853, bought of the state the east half of the northeast quarter of section 31, which was also school land, at the same time of the Shattuck purchase; and this made up the full square mile of our original city corporation. The original forty-acre plat of Waukon was situated partly on the land of Scott and partly on that of Pitt Shattuck, and was deeded by them jointly, and executed on behalf of Pitt by his brother Scott as his attorney in fact, in 1854, Pitt then being in California.

It is related that early in 1850 Scott Shattuck went to Dubuque after supplies, and not returning as expected, Pitt Shattuck went after him and the supplies and found that Scott had succumbed to the California gold fever; and he, too, became affected by the epidemic and followed Scott to the Golden State before bringing home the supplies. After a couple years Scott returned with certain very necessary supplies, and erected a large hotel, for those days, which was occupied in 1853, the first frame house in town, and which is still standing, next west of the present Boomer Grand Hotel.

Pitt Shattuck was here later, for a time, and his addition, on the west side of the original plat, was laid out in 1857. About this time he disposed of all his remaining possessions here, mainly in the north and eastern parts of the town, and not long after returned to California, and later met his death at the hands of assassins in some part of the great wild West.

Scott Shattuck Scott Shattuck was the original proprietor of the greater part of Waukon, having made no less than four additions to the original plat, besides selling to Delafield the tract on which his large addition was platted. Scott Shattuck enlisted in Company I, Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry, August 16, 1862, but that fall he raised a company of cavalry in Allamakee county, which became Company F, Sixth Regiment, and of which he was commissioned captain, and they took the field against the Indians in the Northwest. He resigned April 5, 1865, and was succeeded by First Lieutenant James Ruth of Lansing. Captain Shattuck continued to reside in Waukon, in the house now owned by Henry Carter in the Second ward, which he had built before the war, until he went to Kansas, about 1869, where he was elected to the Kansas legislature in 1870. He was born in Illinois, November 20, 1828, and died at his home in Kansas in October, 1909. His last visit to Waukon was in September, 1907, when he enjoyed a reunion here with several other local pioneers and some members of his old cavalry company. A picture of the group is shown on another page.

Among the pioneers at this reunion was Mr. L.T. Woodcock, who built the two-story frame store building directly opposite the Shattuck hotel, in the same year, 1853. This was Mr. Woodcock's last visit here also (1907), as he died shortly after at his home in Cresco, where he had resided for many years.

The forty acres granted by the Shattucks to the county was actually surveyed in May, 1853; and the original plat of Waukon was admitted to record December 1st of that year.

From 1854 few towns in the West had a more steady, healthy and prosperous growth, and in 1856 it increased rapidly in population and business, fifty or sixty houses being erected during that year, the excellent farming country around filling up and furnishing her tradesmen with a wholesome retail business. The town flourished finely through the panic and hard times of '58 and '59, while the great majority of western villages were at a standstill or decreasing. Her growth was necessarily slow during and following the war, when this community made its full share of the tremendous sacrifice called for to preserve our Union, but her course was ever upward and onward; and when it became necessary to take steps to preserve her prestige among the towns of the county, the entire community put aside all petty personal jealousies, and putting their united efforts in the endeavor, succeeded in establishing for themselves railroad communication with the outside world, in 1877, thereby placing the town and surrounding country in the way of a more prosperous career than they had ever enjoyed. In the village, builders and merchants had far more than they could do; and in two years the population was increased nearly 50 per cent, being 1,310 in September, 1879.

- source: Past & Present of Allamakee County; Ellery M. Hancock, 1913; pg. 313-317
- transcribed & submitted by Debra Richardson

IOWA SIXTH CAVALRY

COMPANY "F"

Shattuck, Scott, Captain. Age 34. Residence Waukon. Appointed Captain Jan. 31, 1863. Resigned April 5, 1865. See Co. I. 27th Infantry

The Sixth Regiment of Iowa Cavalry was organized under a special order of the War Department dated September 9, 1862, and the companies were ordered into quarters at Camp Hendershott, near Davenport, Iowa, where they were mustered into the service of the United States, by Captain H. B. Hendershott, of the Regular Army, on dates ranging from November 17, 1862, to March 5, 1863. To this regiment fell the duty of protecting the settlers on our northern frontier during the Sioux Indian outbreak then at its height, and the character of this service was such as to involve great hardship and suffering, particularly in the winter season. The regiment left camp at Davenport March 16, 1863, and made a long march across the State of Iowa, at a season when storms prevailed and the roads were bad, reaching Sioux City April 26th. Upon taking the field the regiment was divided, one battalion going to Fort Randall and the others serving elsewhere until all were assembled at Fort Pierre, where General Sully established his base of supplies, having relieved General Cook. The expedition under General Sully started from Fort Pierre August 21, 1863, and on the 3d of September the Indians were corralled and defeated at White Stone Hill, in which battle the Sixth Regiment had twenty-two killed and wounded. In the campaign of 1864 the hostile tribes were again encountered in force near the Little Missouri River, 200 miles west of Fort Rice, by an expedition under General Sully, and the Indians met with a decisive defeat in actions on July 28, and August 8 and 9, 1864. During the following winter the regiment was widely scattered; and during the summer of 1865 the Indians remained comparatively quiet. The Sixth remained in the field however as a safeguard to the frontier, until replaced by troops from the Regular Army, when it was assembled at Sioux City and there mustered out October 17, 1865. The Sixth Iowa Cavalry spent more than two years and a half upon the northern frontier, a considerable part of the time engaged in active operations against a barbarous and treacherous foe. They endured great privations and displayed true heroism during this service, and the descendants of the pioneers throughout that region should hold in grateful remembrance the brave sons of Iowa who went forth from their homes and drove the relentless savages from the scenes of their brutal massacres.

1856 Iowa State Census: Makee, Allamakee County, Iowa: G. C. Shattuck (age 68, farmer, born Vermont), Anna Shattock (age 64, born Conn.), Scott Shattock (age 27, married born Ill). Elizabeth Shattock (age 23, married, born Penn.), Frank Shattock (age 1, born Iowa), Pitt Shattock (age 25, born Wisconsin. The Shattucks had been in the state of Iowa for 12 years.

1860 Census: Makee, Allamakee County, Iowa: Scott Shattuck (age 33, farmer, born Ind. ). Elizabeth Shattuck (age 28, born PA), Frank Shattuck (age 6, born Iowa), William Shattuck (age 4, born Iowa) and Mary Shattuck (age 2, born Iowa).

1870 Census: Scott, Linn County, Kansas: Scott Shattuck (age 41, farmer, born Illinois), Elizabeth (age 36, born Pennsylvania), Frank Shattuck (age 16, farmer, born Iowa), Fredric Shattuck (age 14, farmer, born Iowa), Mary Shattuck Age 12, born Iowa), Lizzie R. Shattuck (age 13, born Iowa), and Hattie Shattuck (age 1, born Iowa).

1875 Kansas State Census: Scott, Linn County, Kansas: Scott Shattuck (age 46, farmer, born Ill., from Iowa to Kansas), Elisabeth Shattuck (age 40, born Pennsylvania), Frank Shattuck (age 20, born Iowa), Fred Shattuck (age 18, born Iowa), Mary Shattuck (age 16, born Iowa), Elisabeth Shattuck (age 14, born Iowa), Hattie Shattuck (age 8, born Iowa) and Ella Shattuck (age 4, born Kansas).

1880 Census: Scott, Linn County, Kansas: Scott Shattuck (age 51, farmer, born Illinois), wife Elisabeth Shattuck (age 47, born Pennsylvania), son Wm. Fred Shattuck (age 23, farmer, born Iowa), daughter Hattie Shattuck (age 12, born Iowa), and daughter Ella Shattuck (age 9, born Kansas).

1885 Kansas State Census, Scott, Linn County, Kansas: Scott Shattuck (age 56, farmer, born Illinois, From Iowa to Kansas, Honorably Discharged from the Volunteer military Service of the United States: Yes, Name of State in Which Enlisted: Iowa. Letter of Company: F, Number of Regiment: 6, Arm of Service Calvary (C).) Elisabeth Shattuck (age 52, born Penn.), F. M. Shattuck (age 30, born Iowa), Hattie A. Shattuck (age 16, born Iowa), and Ella S. Shattuck (age 14, born Kansas).

1900 Census: Colbran, Mesa County, Colorado: Joel J. Long (born Dec. 1858, age 41, married 11 years, born Indiana), wife Hattie A. Long (born Jan. 1868, age 32, married 11 years, 5 children born, 5 still living, born Iowa), daughter Francis Long (born Sept. 1889, age 10, born Colorado), daughter Susan E. Long (born May 1891, age 9, born Colorado), daughter Ruth Long (born Apr. 1893, age 7, born Colorado), daughter May Long (born May 1895, age 5, born Colorado), son Joel J. Long (born Aug. 1898, age 1, born Colorado), father-in-law Scott Shattuck (born 1818, age 72, widowed, born Illinois).

Elizabeth (Inman) Shattuck (born Jan. 9, 1833) died Dec. 26, 1900 and is buried in Cadmus Cemetery, Cadmus, Linn County, Kansas.

Elizabeth Inman Shattuck was born on the 9th day of Jan. 1833 in Luzerne County, Penn., and with her parents emigrated to the west and settled in Rock County, Wis., in 1840, which was then almost a wilderness. After residing there ten years, they moved to Allamakee, Iowa, where she was united in marriage to Scott Shattuck on the 13th day of November 1853 and lived there until 1860 when they came to this county where she has resided ever since, with the exception of a few years in Colorado. There were eight children of whom five are still living. Her sons, Frank and Fredrick, and two daughters, Mary Trigg and Ella Palmer, are living in this vicinity and were with her to care for and console her in the last moments. Her other daughter, Hattie Long, lives in Colorado and could not be with her.

Sister Shattuck accepted Christ as her savior early in life and was ever after a devoted Christian as she was a faithful and loving mother and she had full confidence in the redeeming blood of Christ when she departed this life on the 26th day of December 1900.

-- Mrs. S. P. Thomas

From Parker Weekly, Jan. 4, 1901 (Linn Co., KS Museum)

(This is a little odd. Everything (including her tombstone and obituary) says she died Dec. 26, 1900 -- yet Scott Shattuck is living with his son in Colorado and is listed as a widower on the 1900 census (dated June 14, 1900--is her year of death incorrect, or was he not really a widower on the 1900 census? I do note that there is no mention of her husband surviving her in her obituary. Were they separated or divorced?).

Scott Shattuck died October 5, 1909 in Linn County, Kansas and is buried in Cadmus Cemetery, Linn County, Kansas.

Scott Shattuck Scott Shattuck, one of the pioneers of Scott township, died suddenly, Tuesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. L. Parmley, three and a half miles northeast of Parker. He had been in his usual health up to within a very short time before his death, which is thought to have been caused by heart trouble.

Mr. Shattuck's home was two and three-quarter miles southeast of Cadmus where he had lived for nearly half a century. He was one of the leading and most highly respected citizens of that community, and was always prominent in the affairs of his township, taking an active part in things for the public welfare and for the development of his community.

The funeral was held yesterday afternoon and burial took place in the Cadmus cemetery. Deceased was in his 81st year. One son, three daughters, twenty-nine grandchildren and six great-grand-children survive him.

From The Parker Message, Oct. 8, 1909


Sherburn, Edwin A. He was born June 1836 in New York. He was the son Alvah Sherburne (1800 - June 25, 1868) and Jerusha Stroud (Nov. 29, 1803 - May 30, 1890). He married Mary Ann Wood on Oct. 17, 1871 in Cook County, Illinois. (Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920). She was the daughter of David and Maria Wood.

1870 Census: Chicago Ward 1, Cook County, Illinois: Edwin Sherburne (age 33, lawyer born NY), John W. Bennett (age 32, Lawyer, born New Hampshire).

1880 Census: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois: E. A. Sherburne (age 44, lawyer, born New York), wife Mary Sherburn (age 36, born Michigan), son Infant Sherburne (age 4/12, born Illinois), Mother Jerusha Sherburn (age 76, widowed, born NH), mother-in-law Mary Wood (age 69, widowed born NJ)

1900 Census: Chicago Ward 32, Cook County, Illinois; Edwin A. Sherburne (born June 1836, age 63, married 29 years, born New York, lawyer). wife Mary W. Sherburne (born June 1844, age 55, married 29 years, 3 children born, 1 still living. born Michigan). son E. Bertrand Sherburne (born Feb. 1880, age 20, born Illinois).

Edwin A. Sherburn died Jan 21, 1905 and is buried in Rosehill Cemetery, Cook County, Illinois.

His widow Mary W. Sherburne filed for a pension on Dec. 11, 1905 in Ill.


Skipworth, James Paul He was born about 1842 in Cumberland, Kentucky. He was the son of John S. Skipworth (1819 - bef. 1900) and Millie Ann Scott (Oct. 1824 - bef. 1910). (Note Family tree information says Millie, but most of the census records looks like Willy Ann to me). He married first Mary A. He second married Hannah Ryan on June 23, 1885 in Elkader, Clayton County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Thomas Ryan and Mary Morrison.

1850 Iowa State Census: Monona, Clayton County, Iowa: John S. Skipworth (age 25, farmer, born KY), Willy A. Skipworth (age 23, born KY), James Skipworth (age 9, born KY), William Skipworth (age 6, born KY) and Elizabeth Skipworth (age 3, born KY)

1856 Iowa State Census: Giard, Clayton County, Iowa; John Skipworth (age 37, farmer, born KY), Willie Ann Skipworth (age 33, born KY), James Skipworth (age 14, born KY), Wm. Skipworth (age 10, born KY), Elizabeth Skipworth (age 8, born KY), Lucy Skipworth (age 5, born Iowa) and Hiram Skipworth (age 2, born Iowa). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 7 years.

1860 Census, Giard, Clayton County, Iowa: John Skipworth (age 41, farmer, born KY), W. A. Skipworth (age 40, born KY), James Skipworth (age 18, farmer, born KY), Wm. Skipworth (age 16, born KY), Elizabeth Skipworth (age 13, born KY), Lucy Skipworth (age 11, born Iowa), Hiram Skipworth (age 9, born Iowa), Jane Skipworth (age 7, born Iowa) and John Skipworth (age 3, born Iowa).

Skipworth, James P. Born in 1842 in Kentucky. Enlisted August 15, 1862, at Bunker Hill, Allamakee County, Iowa, in Company I, Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry; discharged August 14, 1863. Settled in O'Brien County about 1871 on north­west 1/4 section 30, Center Township.

OLD SOLDIERS WHO HAVE LIVED IN O'BRIEN COUNTY, IA
Compiled by Geo W. Schee and O.H. Montzheimer
1909, Primghar, IA
Internet preparation by Don Harrington

1880 Census: Center, O'Brien County, Iowa: James P. Skipworth (age 38, farmer, born Kentucky), wife Mary A. Skipworth (age 38, born Ohio), daughter Minnie Skipworth (age 11, born Iowa).

1885 List of Ex-Soldier, Sailors and Marines Living in Iowa: 27th Iowa: James Skipworth, private Co. I, Present Post Office Address: McGregor.

1885 Iowa State Census: Mendon, Clayton County, Iowa: James P. Skipworth (Township 95, Range 3, Section 6, SE NW, age 42, farmer, born Kentucky), Minnie Skipworth (age 16, born Clayton County, Iowa).

James Paul Skipworth died Jan. 20, 1900 and is buried in Council Hill Cemetery, Girard, Clayton County, Iowa.

Clayton County Register of Death, Vol. A. Page 15: Name: James P. Skipworth, male, age 57 years, farmer, died Jan. 20, 1900, married, born Cumberland County, Kentucky, Place of death: Mendon Twp. Cause of death: Catarrh & Lung Trouble. Buried in Girard Twp.

His widow Hannah Skipworth filed for a pension on May 19, 1900 in Iowa.

1900 Census: Farmersburg, Clayton County, Iowa: Hanna Skipworth, (born Apr. 1868, age 32, widowed, 0 children born, 0 still living, born Iowa). She was living as a boarder with a family named Peterson.


Smith, Alfred S. He may have been born Sept. 9, 1844 in Carroll County, Ohio. The son of William Smith and Sarah Thompson. This one is speculation based on the fact that he was born in Ohio and enlisted in Allamakee County. The general age, middle initial and place of birth fits. But there was no pension index record to give me any clues.

I found a family tree that matches the census records for 1856 and 1860. William Smith and Sarah Thompson. Children: James Wilson Smith, Alfred Simeon Smith, William Carson Smith, Hartwell Hutchison Smith, Hiram McCormick Smith, Eden N. Smith, Sarah S. Smith and Margaret J. Smith. This family was definitely in Allamakee County in 1856 and 1860.

1850 Census: East, Carroll County, Ohio: William Smith (age 28, born Pennsylvania), Sarah Smith (age 33, born Ohio), Wilson Smith (age 7, born Ohio) Alfred Smith (age 6, born Ohio), and William Smith (age 4, born Ohio). They were living with the family of James Smith (age 60) and Nancy Smith (age 43). John Smith (age 22), Mary J. Smith (age 19), Carson Smith (age 14), Geo. W. Smith (age 12), Thomas Smith (age 10), Joseph Smith (age 4). Another James Smith (age 24) and Mary J. Smith (age 21) was also in the household.

1856 Iowa State Census: Franklin, Allamakee County Iowa: W. H. Smith (age 36, farmer), S. Smith (age 38, born Ohio), J. W. Smith (age 13, born Ohio), A. S. Smith (age 12, born Ohio), Wm. C. Smith (age 11, born Ohio), H. M. Smith (age 6, born Ohio), H. Smith (age 6, born Ohio) and E. N. Smith (age 3, born Iowa). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 5 years.

1860 Census: Franklin, Allamakee County, Iowa: Sarah Smith (age 42, born Ohio), Alfred Smith (Age 15, born Ohio), William G. Smith (age 12, born Ohio), Hartwell H. Smith (age 9, born Ohio), Hiram M. Smith (age 9, born Ohio), Sarah M. Smith (age 4, born Iowa), Margaret I. Smith (age 2, born Iowa), and Ethan W. Smith (age 7, born Iowa).

He may have died Aug. 26, 1864. Note: According to the family tree information, Alfred Simeon Smith was born Sept. 9, 1844 in Carroll County, Ohio and died Aug. 26, 1864 in Carroll Co., Ohio. The date of death may be correct, but in 1870, his mother and siblings were still in Allamakee County. But I did not find an Alfred S. Smith buried in Allamakee County, either. Did he go back to Ohio by himself?


Stanley, James He was born about 1828 in Pennsylvania. He was the son of Archie Stanley and Arahutia Unknown. He married Susannah Pettit on Oct. 17, 1852 in Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin. They were married by Stephen Adams, Minister (Marriage record in Pension File). She was most likely the daughter of Ezra and Elizabeth Pettit.

1850 Census: Sylvester, Green County, Wisconsin: Archa Stanley (age 55, farmer, born Vermont), Olive Stanley (age 29, born NY), Edward Stanley (age 23, farmer, born Pennsylvania), James Stanley (age 21, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Martha Stanley (age 19, born Pennsylvania), Horace Stanley (age 17, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Benjamin Stanley (age 10, born Pennsylvania), Susan Stanley (age 8, born Pennsylvania), Jefferson Stanley (age 5, born Pennsylvania), Ellen Stanley (age 3, born Pennsylvania), and Major Stanley (age 1/12, born Pennsylvania). Note the family of Ezra and Elizabeth Pettit were also in Sylvester, Green County, Wisconsin in 1850, including 15 year old Susannah Pettit.

1860 Census Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: James Stanley (age 31, Hotel, born PA), Susanna Stanley (age 26, born PA), Ezra Stanley (age 6, born Ill.), Franklin Stanley (age 4, born Iowa), Elizabeth Stanley (age 2, born Iowa).

James Stanley died Nov. 7, 1863 and is buried in Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee, Section A, Site 2057

His widow Susannah Stanley filed for a pension on Oct. 16, 1864. A pension was filed for a minor on June 14, 1867. J. F. Hestwood was guardian. Information from the pension file is extracted below:

On May 14, 1867 J. H. Hestwood made a statement:

  • He was a resident of Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa.
  • He was 37 years old.
  • He was guardian of Ezra Stanley, Frank A. Stanley and Lydia Ann Stanley, minor children, whose father was a private in Company I, 27th Regiment of Iowa Volunteers.
  • James Stanley died at Memphis Tenn on November 8, 1863 of typhoid pneumonia.
  • The mother of the children again married, being now the wife of J. H. Hestwood on December 9, 1865.
  • The dates of birth of his said wards are as follows: Ezra Stanley, Sept. 6, 1853; Frank A. Stanley, born Sept. 10, 1856 and Lydia Ann Stanley, born Oct. 30, 1858.
  • The parents of his said wards were married on Oct. 17, 1852 by Rev. Adams, a minister.

Per the marriage record in file, both James Stanley and Susanna Pettit were residents of Winnebago County, Illinois, but married in Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin on Oct. 17, 1852. When I looked at the map, I found that they are neighboring counties.

1870 Census: Cass, Clayton County, Iowa: James F. Hestwood (age 40, Clergyman, born Ohio), Susannah Hestwood (age 36, born Pennsylvania), Ezra Stanly (age 16, born Wisconsin), Frank A. Stanley (age 13, born Iowa), Lydia A. Stanly (age 11, born Iowa) and Ella Hestwood (age 11, born Iowa).


Stickney, Gilbert He was born March 26, 1835 in Brasher, Saint Lawrence County, New York. He was most likely the son of James Stickney and Abigail Stevens. He married Emma Isabelle Gilkison on Sept. 12, 1865, at Prairie Du Chine, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of James A. Gilkison and Sarah A. Stokes.

1850 Census: Brasher, Saint Lawrence County, New York: James Stickney (age 56, farmer, born NH), Hannah Stickney (age 49, born New Hampshire), Gallusha Stickney (age 16, born New York), Gilbert Stickney (age 15, born New York), Catherine Stickney (age 13, born New York) and Louisa M. Stickney (age 4, born New York).

1860 Census: Giard, Clayton County, Iowa: Gilbert Stickner (age 25, farm laborer, born New York). He was living with a family named Barker.

1870 Census: Adel, Dallas County, Iowa: Gilbert Stickney (age 35, farmer, born New York), Emma Stickney (age 26, born Ohio) and Etta Stickney (age 4, born Iowa).

1880 Census: District 51, Adel, Dallas County, Iowa: James Gilkison (age 65, liveryman, born Ohio), son-in-law James Carnahan (age 43, born Indiana), wife Sarah Carnahan (age 40, born Ohio), son John Carnahan (age 23, born Ind.), wife Lide Carnahan (age 18, born Ohio), son-in-law Gilbert Stickney (age 43, farmer, born New York), wife Emma Stickney (age 38, born Ohio) and daughter Edith Stickney (age 14, born Iowa).

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa: 27th Iowa: Gilbert Stickney, Private, Co. I, Present Post Office Address: Adel.

1885 Iowa State Census: Adel, Dallas County, Iowa: Gilbert Stickney (RA SW 4, BR 5, age 50, farmer, born New York), Emma Stickney (age 39, born Ohio), Edith Stickney (age 19, born Boone County, Iowa.

1900 Census: District 81, Precinct 3, Otero County, Colorado: Gilbert Stickney (born March 1835, age 65, married 35 years, born New York, farmer), wife Emma Stickney (born July 1845, age 54, married 35 years, 1 child born, 1 still living, born Ohio).

1905 Iowa State Census: Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa: Gilbert Stickney and Emma I. Stickney.

Gilbert Stickney died Apr. 1, 1917 at Newton, Kansas (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Newton, Harvey, Kansas

Gilbert Stickney
Co. I, 27th IA. Infantry
Evening Kansan-Republican, Friday,
April 6, 1917
Died: April 1, 1917

OBITUARY. Gilbert Stickney was born in St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., March 26, 1835, and peacefully fell asleep April 1st, 1917, aged 82 years, five days. In early life he moved to Iowa and August 15, 1862 enlisted in the army. Was discharged for disability July 18, 1863. On September 12, 1865, he was united in marriage to Emma Isabelle Gilkison at Prairie Du Chine, Wis. To this union one child was born, now Mrs. D. J. Campbell of Newton, Kans. About twenty-two years ago he united with the Seventh Day Adventist church of Winterset, Iowa, and has lived a consistent Christian life. He moved to Newton in 1911 where he has since resided, and has made many friends. Funeral services were held at the Seventh Day Adventist church conducted by Elder Dunham. He leaves to mourn a wife, daughter and husband, granddaughter and sister-in-law, but not without hope for he sleeps in Jesus.

His widow Emma Stickney filed for a pension on Apr. 9, 1917 in Kansas.


Stull, William T. He was born Aug. 30, 1819 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of John Stull (1792 - March 19, 1834) and Thankful Tissue (Jan 31, 1799 - Sept. 29, 1858). William T. Stull married Mary Rowan in Fayette County, PA, on November 11, 1847.

Wm. T. Stull , P.O. Rossville, farmer, sec 26; son of John and Thankfull Stull; was born in 1819 in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, immigrated to Iowa in 1852, locating in this county, he being among the early settlers. Mr. S. enlisted in Co. I, 27th Inf., in August 1862, serving till the close of the war in 1865. He participated in most all of the battles in which the company was engaged, among which were Pleasant Hill, La.; Yellow Bayou, Nashville, Tennessee; also at the capture of Fort Blakely, Spanish Fort, Mobile, Ala.; after which he was discharged and returned. Mr. S. was married to Miss Mary Rowan in 1847, in Pa. They have three children, Elijah, Fillmore and Laura, and have lost nine, John, Nathaniel, William, Luella J., Emma, Mary E., Charles S., Frank and David: most of whom died of diphtheria. Mr. S. owns a farm of one hundred and sixty-five acres, valued at $25 per acre.

History of Allamakee County, W.E. Alexander, 1882, Page 533

George E. Hancock is the son-in-law of William T. Stull

George E. Hancock is numbered among Allamakee county's most progressive and successful agriculturists and his fine farm of three hundred and twenty five acres on section 1, Franklin township, is a visible evidence of his life of industry and thrift. He was born in Linton township, this county, March 20, 1868, and is a son of Thomas J. and Mary (Shroder) Hancock, natives of Indiana, the former born July 16, 1841, and the latter July 1, 1848. The father came from Indiana to Iowa about the year 1851 and located with his parents near Hardin, where his father entered a small tract of government land. After residing upon it for a short time he sold the property and located on Suttle creek, where he made his home for many years, his residence being known as the Linton Hotel. Afterward the family moved to the farm upon which George E. Hancock resides today and there Thomas J. Hancock continued to live for some time, making his home there until 1893, when he retired from active life and removed into Rossville, where he now resides. In early times he used to drive the stage from McGregor to Waukon, leaving his farm in charge of his sons. At the beginning of the Civil war he enlisted in Company A, Sixteenth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, Sixteenth Battalion, and served for three years with credit and distinction. He was shot through the left shoulder in battle and was taken to the hospital but five days afterward rode over two hundred miles on a box car. His wound was not dressed for more than twenty-four hours after he received it and it was only his unusually strong constitution which saved his life. Returning from the war, he worked in the employ of others for two years and then took up his residence on a rented farm, afterward buying the property, upon which the greater part of his active life was spent. He is today one of the respected and honored residents of Rossville and although not an office seeker, takes a commendable interest in public affairs

George E. Hancock was reared at home and acquired a very limited education by attending for two terms district school No. 9, in Bear Hollow. At twenty-one he began working as a farm hand, grubbing up stumps, but he continued to reside with his parents until his marriage. At that time he purchased land on section 1, Franklin township, and to this he has since added, owning today three hundred and twenty-five acres all under a high state of cultivation. Upon this property Mr. Hancock has made modern and substantial improvements and here he engages in general farming and stock-raising, specializing in the breeding of shorthorn cattle, Poland China hogs and pure bred Shropshire sheep. He also keeps high-grade horses and he has made his stock-raising a valuable source of income to him.

On the 30th of November, 1893, Mr. Hancock was united in marriage to Miss Laura M. Stull, who was born in Jefferson township, near Rossville, a daughter of William T. and Mary (Rowan) Stull, natives of Fayette county, Pennsylvania, the former born August 30, 1819, and the latter May 17, 1830. They came from that state to Iowa in the spring of 1852 and located first just south of Rossville, in Paint Creek township, taking up government land. This they sold after a number of years and located on a farm southwest of Rossville, in Jefferson township, upon which both passed away, the father dying August 20, 1901, and the mother February 10, 1889. During the Civil war William T. Stull served as a member of Company I, Twenty-seventh Iowa Volunteers, and saw a great deal of active service, but was never wounded nor confined in a hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Hancock have become the parents of five children: Charles Irving, who was born October 14, 1894; Mary S., born August 17, 1896; Iva Aleta, born August 8, 1898; Harry Harold, born September 7, 1900; and Dorothy M., born September 20, 1905

Mr. Hancock is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and is a stockholder in the Monona Farmers Shipping Association. His political allegiance is given to the republican party and he has rendered his township excellent service as a director of the school board. He is truly a self-made man and one whose labors have been effective forces in his own prosperity and in the advancement of community interests. He is today one of the substantial and representative citizens of Franklin township and his upright and honorable life has commanded the respect and confidence of all who have come in contact with him.

1856 Iowa State Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: William T. Stull, age 36, born PA), Mary Stull (age 26, born PA), Elijah R. Stull (age 5, born PA), Fillmore Stull (age 2, born Iowa), Nathaniel Stull (age 0, born Iowa). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 4 years,

1880 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: William Stull (age 62, farmer, born Pennsylvania), wife Mary Stull (age 50, born Pennsylvania) and daughter Laura Stull (age 8, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: William T. Stull (township 97, Range 5, Section 25, SW SW, age 65, farmer, born PA), Mary Stull (age 54, born PA), and Laura L. Stull (age 12, born Allamakee County, Iowa).

Mary (Rowan) Stull, born May 17, 1830, died Feb. 11, 1889. She is buried in Rossville Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Allamakee County, Iowa.

1900 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Elijah Stull (born Apr. 1851, age 49, married 21 years, born Pennsylvania, farmer), wife Elizabeth Stull (born Apr. 1850, age 50, married 21 years, 1 child born, 1 still living. born Pennsylvania), son William M. Stull (born Dec. 1880, age 19, born Iowa), and father William T. Stull (born Aug. 1819, age 80, widowed, born Pennsylvania, farmer).

William Stull died Aug. 20, 1901 and is buried in Rossville Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Allamakee County, Iowa (Note: The Rossville Cemetery Listing says Aug. 2, 1901. Sharyl Ferrall photographed his military tombstone. She said there was also a family tombstone that had the dates 8/30/1819 - 8/20/1901. The biography above also says August 20, 1901. BUT I have also seen a family tree with the date Feb. 8, 1901. If the dates were written numerically I can see where there could be confusion with 8/2/1901 and 2/8/1901. So I am not 100% sure of his date of death. I am using 8/20/1901 because that is what is reported to be on his tombstone.) UPDATE: Based on information provided by descendants on 4/29/2012 and 4/9/2015, I am now sure that his date of death is August 20, 1901.

Obituary was submitted by Trudy Smith, descendant on 4/9/2015

STULL-At his residence one mile south west of Rossville, Allamakee county, Iowa, August 20, 1901, William T. Stull, aged 81 years, 11 months and 20 days.

He was born August 30, 1819, in Fayette county, Pa. He was married to Miss Mary Rowan, Nov. 11, 1847, who died thirteen years ago. They came to this county in 1852 and for almost half a century he lived on the old homestead where he died. He was the father of twelve children, three of whom, Elijah of Monona, Fillmore of Waukon, and Mrs. Laura Stull Hancock of Rossville, survive him. He was converted in early manhood and soon after coming to Iowa became and continued a faithful, earnest member of the Rossville Baptist church till death. He enlisted in Co. I, 27th Ia. Inf., August 15, 1862, and served his country faithfully and well till mustered out August 8, 1865. Interesting is the fact that he enlisted in Co. I 39 years ago this month at the age of 42 years, in the same building in which his funeral was held last Wednesday, a banquet being given to the soldiers in the room at the same time, most of the Allamakee members of the company being present at the time.

The funeral was held in the Baptist church, Rossville, on the 21st, Rev. W. C. Stewart of Waukon officiating. He had for years been member of John J. Stillman Post, G.A.R., of Waukon, and the following comrades attended the funeral: F. H. Robbins, G. W. Sherman, T. W. David, R. Wampler, David Walker, G. W. Taylor, A. M. May, Chas. Goeke, W. C. Stewart, David Douglass, A. E. Colgrove, Jas. Briar.

Waukon Standard Newspaper, August 28, 1901

Note: the names that are bolded at the end, served in the 27th Iowa. (Companies A and I - ejj)

Updated information submitted by Gregory Stull on 4/29/2012.

Your website for the 27th Iowa is excellent.

Let me provide you with more accurate details of my gg grandfather's family for it. My g grandfather is Fillmore Stull, Sr.

The correct date of death of William T. Stull is undoubtedly August 20, 1901, as shown in the Hancock bio and on his headstone. August 2, 1901 comes from a transcription error by the headstone transcriptions of Dale Woodmansee (August 02 instead of August 20). The February date is not correct and I'm sure that your explanation of it is most logical.

I have developed accurate records of our line. Attached for your Iowa 27th is the most recent version of his line, with correct children. The only thing not completely verified for them is the exact dates of birth and death for the lost children. Peter Stull of Allamakee County is not a child of William T. Stull and is not closely related through any link his relative Phyllis Peterson or I can yet establish.

Parents:

John Stull: 1792 - March 19, 1834 (dates of birth and death are developed from census, courthouse and military records. The dates on the modern headstone for John in Mill Run cemetery are not accurate). The birth year is from War of 1812 record. The date of death is from transcription of a War of 1812 military listing but may be an erroneous reading of a subsequent report to the military by a third party. He was clearly alive on March 3, 1834 when he signed a real estate deed with his wife Thankful, but died before June 4, 1838 when Thankful took title to real estate in her own name.

Thankful Tissue Stull: January 31, 1799 - September 28, 1858 (the headstone dates are probably accurate for Thankful)

William T. Stull & Mary Rowan Stull

William T. Stull, August 30, 1819, in Fayette County, - August 20, 1901

Mary Rowan was born in Fayette County, PA, on May 17, 1830, and died in Allamakee County, IA, on February 10, 1889.

William T. Stull married Mary Rowan in Fayette County, PA, on November 11, 1847.

They had 12 children (as described in the 1882 bio) -- only 3, (Elijah, Fillmore, & Laura) survived childhood:

Children of William T. Stull and Mary Rowan:

  1. John R. Stull, July 6, 1849 - October 23, 1850
  2. Elijah Rowan Stull, April 5, 1851 - April 14, 1930
  3. Fillmore Stull, Sr., February 5, 1854 - July 20, 1928
  4. Nathaniel Stull, January 30, 1856 - April 12, 1858
  5. Luella J. Stull, January 16, 1858 - December 13, 1863
  6. William S. (or T.) Stull, January 17, 1860 - February 25, 1863
  7. Mary E. Stull, August 23, 1861 - February 25, 1863*
  8. Emma Stull, September 21, 1862 - December 6, 1871*
  9. Charles S. Stull, October 11, 1867 - November 29, 1871
  10. Frank Stull, December 25, 1869 - November 28, 1871
  11. David Stull, Unknown dates of birth and death (name listed in 1882 bio)
  12. Laura L. Stull Hancock, February 15, 1872 - March 30, 1948 (some suggest her middle initial is M., due to the Hancock bio and one census report, but it is L in all official records I have found to date).

* Mary E. Stull is shown as Elizabeth (probably Mary Elizabeth Stull) on monument -- dates of birth and death of Mary and Emma are questionable. Unless they were twins and Mary was born prematurely, the birth year of Emma is later than 1861. I believe it is 1862, and will use that date until another is verified.


Tannehill, Alfred Alpheus He was born Sept. 15, 1825 in Lower Turkeyfoot, Somerset, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Josiah Tannehill (1799 - 1876) and Frances Mountain (1802 - 1869). He married Mary Ann Sanner in 1847 in Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Michael Sanner, Jr. (1790 - 1886) and Margaret S. Fulton (1792 - July 6, 1850).

1850 Census: Lower Turkeyfoot, Somerset County, Pennsylvania: Alfred Tawnyhill (age 25, laborer, born PA), Mary A. Tawnyhill (age 25, born PA), Margaret J. Tawnyhill (age 3, born PA) and Harriett Tawnyhill (age 2, born PA). They were living next door to Michael Saunders (age 60, farmer, born PA) with children Michael (age 20), Sarah (age 16)and Alfred (age 13).

1856 Iowa State Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Alphews Tannyhill (age 32, born PA, carpenter), Mary Ann Tannyhill (age 31, born PA), Margaret J. Tannyhill (age 11, born PA), Harriet Tanyhill (age 9, born PA), Minerva Tannyhill (age 4, born PA), James Tannyhill (age 1, born Iowa) and Michael Sanders (age 20, born PA). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 3 years.

1860 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: A. Tannehill (age 25, carpenter, born PA), Mary A. Tannehill (age 25, born PA), Margaret Tannehill (age 13, born PA), Harriett Tannehill (age 11, born PA), Manervy Tannehill (age 8, born PA), James M. Tannehill (age 5, born Iowa), Elizabeth Tannehill (age 3, born Iowa), Clemmontine Tannehill (age 3/12, born Iowa) and Charles Hyatt (age 25, day laborer, born PA).

Alpheus died Jan 10, 1865. He is reported to be buried in National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo. Section 8, grave 248. But there is a listing for an Alfred Tannehill with the same date of death in Rossville Cemetery, Allamakee County, Iowa. The listing contains the information: (1820 - Jan 10, 1864 GR Co I IA 27 Inf). Either someone has made an error or one of the listings may be a memorial. I have requested a photo of the tombstone in Rossville Cemetery.

US: Veterans Gravesites: Alpheus Tannehill, Death Date: Jan 10, 1865. Interment Date Jan. 10, 1865. Cemetery: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, 2900 Sheridan Road St. Louis, MO. 63125. Buried at Section 8, Site 8273.

His widow Mary A. Tannehill filed for a pension on May 12, 1865.

1870 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa; Mary Tannehill (age 43, born Pennsylvania), Frances Tannehill (age 19, born Pennsylvania), James Tannehill (age 16, born Iowa), Sarah Tannehill (age 12, born Iowa) and Clementine Tannehill (age 10, born Iowa).

Mary A. Tannehill died July 9, 1911 and is buried in Rossville Cemetery, Allamakee County, Iowa.

Children Alpheus A. Tanner and Mary Ann Sanner:

  1. Josiah Tannehill b: WFT Est. 1844-1863 in PA
  2. Margaret Jane Tannehill b: 23 OCT 1847 in Somerset, PA
  3. Harriet Tannehill b: 31 JAN 1849 in Somerset, PA
  4. Francis Minerva Tannehill b: 19 MAY 1852 in OH
  5. Elizabeth Tannehill b: 7 AUG 1856 in Rossville, IA
  6. Clementine Tannehill b: 19 FEB 1860 in IA
  7. James Monroe Tannehill b: 10 APR 1864 in Rossville, Allamakee, IA Note: according to census records, this DOB would have to be incorrect -- unless there were two of them.)

Tracy, Daniel Patrick, Jr. He was born March 4, 1843 in Kings County, Ireland. He was the son of Daniel Patrick Tracy (Mar. 4, 1805 - Apr. 6, 1885) and Hannah Kennedy (1815 - Mar. 6, 1890). He married Mary Ann O'Hara on July 21, 1873 in West Newton Township, Nicollet County, Minnesota. She was the daughter of James O'Hara (Mar. 17, 1805 - Mar. 10, 1891) and Bridget Scanlon (May 20, 1802 - Jan. 5, 1892).

1870 Census: Birch Cooley, Renville County, Minnesota: Daniel Tracy (age 25, farmer, born Ireland). He was living next door to John Tracy (age 34, born Ireland) and family.

Daniel Tracy bought land in Renville County, Minnesota on April 10th, 1874: Description: North east quarter of Section thirty four, in Township one hundred and thirteen of Range thirty four in the District of Lands Subject to sale at Redwood Falls, Minnesota, containing one hundred and sixty acres.

1880 Census: Birch Coolie, Renville County, Minnesota: Daniel Tracy (age 37, farmer, born Ireland), wife Mary Tracy (age 30, born Ireland), daughter Hannah Tracy (age 6, born Minnesota), son James R. Tracy (age 4, born Minnesota), son Daniel P. Tracy (age 2,born Minnesota) and daughter Bridget J. Tracy (age 1, born Minnesota).

1890 Veterans Census: Birch Cooley, Franklin and Merley, Renville County, Minnesota: Daniel Tracy, Private, Co. I, 27 Ia, Inf. Enlisted August. 12, 1862. Discharged Aug. 8, 1865. Length of Service: 2 years, 11 months, 20 days. Post Office Address: Birch Cooley, Minnesota. Disability Incurred: Gun Shot.

Daniel Tracy filed for a pension on Jan. 29, 1891 in Minnesota.

1900 Census: Morton, Renville County, Minnesota: Daniel Tracy (born March. 1843, age 59, married 27 years, born Ireland, immigrated 1851, in US 49 years, naturalized), wife Mary A. Tracy (born May 1850, age 50, married 27 years, 8 children born, 6 still living, born Ireland), Agnes Tracy (born July 1881, age 19, born Minnesota), daughter May Tracy (born July 1883, age 17, born Minnesota), and daughter Belle Tracy (born May 1887, age 13, born Minnesota).

Mary Ann (O'Hara) Tracy (born Jan. 15, 1851), died Apr. 16, 1906 in Morton, Minnesota. She is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Morton, Minnesota.

Date of death: April 16, 1906
Full name of deceased: Tracy, Mary A.
Sex: Female
Color: White
Marital status: Married
Age: 55 years-11 months-15 days
Place of death: Morton
Place of birth: Ireland
Disease or cause of death: [Tuberculosis] of lungs
Occupation: Retired
Full name/birth place of parents: James O'Hara/Ireland--Unknown/Ireland
Name/address of attending physician: F.W. Penhall, M.D./Morton, Minnesota
When registered: April 20, 1906

Death Records, Clerk of Court, Renville County Courthouse, Olivia, Minnesota, book C, page 127, line 41; transcribed by Joe Ehleringer, 1986.

These facts may also be verified through Mary's obituary, which appeared in the Morton Enterprise (Morton, Renville, Minnesota), April 20, 1906, page 6, column 1; notice regarding will, Ibid., May 18, 1906, page 6, column 2; and her gravestone, Calvary Cemetery, Morton.

Another point. These sources indicate Mary was born May 1, 1850, which is probably off the mark. A couple of years ago, the Limerick Regional Archives of the Irish Family History Foundation (http://www.irishroots.net) researched the O'Hara family for me. Early church records are spotty, but they apparently found Mary's baptism:

"Mary, daughter of James O'Hara and Bridget Scanlan, was baptised in Knockaderry on the 4th of June 1848. Her Godparents were John Regan and Hanorah McCarthy.

"I also traced the baptism of a Margaret O'Hara in Kilmeedy on the 6th of September 1838. However, her parents were James O'Hara and Margaret--not Bridget--Scanlan. However, it is possible that the Margaret is an error. This child's Godmother was a Mary McCarthy. Perhaps, there was a connection between your ancestor's family and a McCarthy family.

"These two children were the only two recorded children with an O'Hara father and a Scanlan mother baptised in any of the 64 parishes in Co. Limerick prior to 1900...

"We then looked at the major land survey of the last century, known after its author as 'Griffith's Valuation'...which belongs in the years immediately after 1850... However, there are many households which involved more than one family and, indeed, generation, yet only one name is given as the head of the household, so this is a shortcoming. The only household in Co. Limerick at that time headed by a James O'Hara was in Kileedy South..."

Margaret Duffy, Researcher, Limerick Regional Archives to Joe Ehleringer, letter dated February 17, 1998. [The parish of Knockaderry is just east of Newcastle; Kileedy, a little south of Newcastle.]

1920 Census: Spokane, Spokane County, Washington: Daniel Tracy, Lodger, age 76, widowed, immigrated in 1851, born Ireland, farmer). He was lodger in the household of a family named Quigg.

Daniel Tracy died June 21, 1927 at Spokane, Washington (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Riverside Memorial Park, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.


Van Sickle, Chauncy M. He was most likely the son of Martin D. Van Sickle (Dec. 10, 1806 - Mar. 2, 1889) and Marilla Eastman (1824 - about 1875). According to the Roster for the 27th Iowa, he was born in Iowa about 1846. I found a family tree for a Chauncy Van Sickle with the parents listed above. It showed him being born in Iowa about 1847. It also showed that they were in Allamakee County Iowa in 1850. I searched every way I could think of and only came up with one census record. It was for Martin Van Sickle in 1885 in Clayton County. I could find NO census record for Chancy, Chauncy, Chaunsey Van Sickle.

The roster for the 27th Iowa references the Iowa Fifteenth Infantry:

VANSICKLE, Chauncey M., Co. C, enlisted and mustered 15 October 1864 at age 18 and mustered out 24 July 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. (Also: 27th Infantry, Co. I)

I found this on Fold3.

I certify that Chancy M. Vansickle, a recruit of the 7th Infantry Regiment, born in Clayton Co., in the State of Iowa, aged 21 years, 5 feet, 8 1/2 inches high, fair complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair, and by profession a farmer was enlisted by Capt. Arnold at Dubuque , IA, on June 29, 1866 to serve for 3 years, died of cholera at Tybee Island, GA, July 19, 66.

That said Chancy M. Vansickle has pay due from enlistment.

Value of Clothing drawn since enlistment $41.67.

John T. Spencer
Colonel of Infty.
July 7, 1867.

I found this information regarding Martin Van Sickle and Marilla Eastman:

Marilla Eastman Van Sickle—1824- (Emma’s sister) Married Martin Van Sickle January 11, 1837. Divorced Martin April 7, 1858. Married Joseph Wisemiller June 26, 1860. Buried in Eastman Cemetery.

Martin Van Sickle—December 10, 1806—March 2, 1889 (Emma’s brother-in-law) Married Marilla Eastman January 11, 1837. Divorced from Marilla April 7, 1858. Buried in Eastman Cemetery.


Watkins, George He was born about 1818 in Pennsylvania. He married Sarah Tibbs/Dibbs. (marriage records for 3 of their children: Amanda, Eva and Luther show their parents names as George Watkins and Sarah Tibbs). (The 1925 Iowa State Census for Isaac Watkins, shows his parents as George Watkins and Sarah Dibbs).

Although the Indian title was extinguished, and the county was open to settlement in 1848, the lands were not put upon the market until about the first of October 1850. The earliest entry of Government land we have found upon the records is that of the southeast quarter southeast quarter section 19, and three forties in section 30, all in Paint Creek Township, to Geo. Watkins, October 7, 1850.

History of Winneshiek and Allamakee Counties, Iowa, 1882 by W. E. Alexander. Chapter IV


The county records fail to show when the township was organized by the election of township officers, but there is an entry in them dated December term, 1853, as follows: "Paint Creek township was organized so as to conform to the congressional township of town 97, range 4." The trustees gave the township its present name, and the township records show the first election to be held in Riley Ellis' mill, where the corn cracker was, August, 1852, James Bryson, George Watkins and Reuben Sencebaugh being judges of election, and William McCoy and Thomas G. Ellis were the clerks. The trustees appointed William McCoy township clerk. These are the earliest dates our records show.

Past and Present of Allamakee County, 1913, Chapter 19.

1850 Census: Monona, Clayton County, Iowa: George Watkins (age 26, farmer, born PA), Sarah Watkins (age 19, born VA), Isaac Watkins (age 3, born PA), Ann Watkins (age 1, born KY).

1856 Iowa State Census: Waterville, Allamakee County, Iowa: George Watkins (age 37, born England?), Sarah Watkins (age 30, born Virginia), Isaac Watkins (age 9, born Virginia), Mary Ann Watkins (age 7, born Virginia), Genus Watkins (age 5, born Iowa), Catharine Watkins (age 3, born Iowa), Bosanah Watkins (female, age 0, born Iowa). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 6 years.

1860 Census, Paint Creek, Allamakee County, Iowa: George Watkins (age 37, farmer, born NY), Sarah Watkins (age 32, born PA), Isaac Watkins (age 13, born PA), Sarah A. Watkins (age 11, born KY), Eugene Watkins (age 9, born Iowa), Luthary Watkins (age 5, born Iowa) and Mary E. Watkins (age 2, born Iowa).

1870 Census: Paint Creek, Allamakee County, Iowa: George Watkins (age 51, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Sarah Watkins (age 40, born Virginia), Eugene Watkins (age 19, born Iowa), Luther Watkins (age 14, born Iowa), Mary Watkins (age 11, born Iowa), Amanda Watkins (age 8, born Iowa), Emma Watkins (age 4, born Iowa) and Eva Watkins (age 1, born Iowa).

PUZZLE: I was originally working with the photo submitted to me by Sharyl Ferrall. But there are also cemetery records show that George Watkins died in 1887 and is buried in Rossville Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Allamakee County, Iowa

According to the roster, George Watkins was age 44 when he enlisted in 1862. That would make his year of birth approximately 1818. Census records confirm 1818 as an approximate year of birth. However, Cemetery records and the photo of his tombstone says he was born in 1831 - died 1887.

The listing for Rossville Cemetery actually has two George Watkins listed: (as does Find a Grave)

  1. George Watkins, born 1831, died 1887 Remarks: Co. I IA 27 Inf (the photo that Sharyl submitted matches this listing)
  2. George Watkins, born 1817, died Mar. 8, 1873. Remarks: NM (No Marker) FindaGrave now has the military photo with this one too.

I could not find either him or Sarah after the 1870 census, so the 1873 dates of death seem reasonable. (but I could not find a George born in 1831 either). The memorial for Sarah on FindaGrave says she died March 17, 1873. There is a memorial for George that says he was born 1818 and died March 8, 1873. You can't tell from the photos on FindaGrave, but the photo submitted to me by Sharyl Ferrall shows that the military tombstone and the tombstone that says 1831 - 1887 are side by side.

The two burial listings would indicate to me that there were two George Watkins in Allamakee County. But I did not find evidence of that on the census records. i.e. I did not find two George Watkins in the same years on the census records. However, there are enough discrepancies in the census records that I did find, that it is possible that the census records above are for two different (very similar) families. I actually doubt that, but have to consider the possibility. There is not enough age difference between the two for them to be father and son.

I also have one other thought: I note that his wife Sarah died in 1873. It would not be the first time I have seen a date attributed to a soldier of the 27th Iowa that turned out to be the date for his spouse. (However, FindaGrave does have different dates posted for them in 1873) And I still can't get past the year of birth. Why is it off so much? I don't doubt that he is buried in Rossville Cemetery. What I am not certain of, is his date of death. (if I had to guess, based on lack of census records in 1880 and 1885, I would guess March 8, 1873).

Were there two George and Sarah Watkins in Allamakee County, or is the tombstone engraved incorrectly?


Wheeler, Charles N. He was born Dec. 1838 in Pennsylvania. He was the son of Oliver and Lydia Wheeler.

1850 Census: Conneaut, Crawford County, Pennsylvania: Oliver Wheeler (age 40, chairmaker, born Canada), Lydia Wheeler (age 37, born Canada), Albertine Wheeler (age 14, born Canada), Charles Wheeler (age 12,born Pennsylvania), Ellen Wheeler (age 9, born Pennsylvania), Florence Wheeler (age 7, born Pennsylvania), Walter Wheeler (age 5, born Pennsylvania), Gilberta Wheeler (age 3, born Pennsylvania), Orpha Wheeler (age 1,born Pennsylvania) and Lydia Wheeler (age 0, born Pennsylvania).

1856 Iowa State Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Oliver Wheeler (age 46, born L Canada), Lydda Wheeler (age 43, born U. Canada), Albertino Wheeler (age 20, born L. Canada), Chas. N. Wheeler (age 18, born PA), Ellen M. Wheeler (age 15, born PA), Florence E. Wheeler (age 14, born PA), Walter H. Wheeler (age 12, born PA), Gilbert M. Wheeler (age 10, born PA), Orpha J. Wheeler (age 8, born PA), Mary C. Wheeler (age 6, born PA), and Emma L. Wheeler (age 4, born PA). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 1 year.

1860 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Oliver Wheeler (age 50, farmer, born Canada), Lidda Wheeler (age 47, born Canada), Albertina F. Wheeler (age 24, born Canada), Charles N. Wheeler (age 21, farmer, born PA), Walter H. Wheeler (age 16, born PA), Gilberto M. Wheeler (age 14, born PA), Orfa J. Wheeler (age 9, born PA), Mary C. Wheeler (age 9, born Iowa), Emma L. Wheeler (age 8, born Iowa) and James Wheeler (age 1/12, born Iowa).

1870 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Oliver Wheeler (age 60, farmer, born Canada), Mariah Wheeler (age 49, born Canada), Charles Wheeler (age 32, born Pennsylvania), Florence Wheeler (age 28, born Pennsylvania), Mary Wheeler (age 20, born Pennsylvania), Albert Wheeler (age 10, born Iowa), Geo. P. Martin (age 22, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Orphie Martin (age 22, born Pennsylvania) and Elmer Martin (age 1,born Iowa).

1880 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Oliver Wheeler (age 70, farmer, born Canada), wife Maria Wheeler (age 59, born Canada), son Charles N. Wheeler (age 41, farm hand, born Pennsylvania), daughter Mary Wheeler (age 29, born Pennsylvania), son Albert Wheeler (age 19, farm hand, born Iowa), grandson Jules Martin, age 4, born Iowa). There was one more name, but it was not readable.

1885 List of Ex Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Living in Iowa: 27th Iowa: C. N. Wheeler, Private, Co. I, Post Office: Rossville.

1885 Iowa State Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Oliver Wheeler (Township 94, Range 6, Section 24, SW NE, age 84, chair manufacturer, born Canada), Maria N. Wheeler (age 62, born Canada), Charles N. Wheeler (age 46, born Pennsylvania), Mary C. Wheeler (age 34, born Pennsylvania) and Albert F. Wheeler (age 24, born Allamakee County, Iowa).

1895 Iowa State Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Charles Wheeler (age 56, born Pennsylvania, farmer, Baptist, Soldier in the War of the Rebellion: Co. I, Regiment 27, State Iowa, Arm of Service: Vol. Inft.), Albert Wheeler (age 34, born Allamakee County, Iowa, farmer), Maria Wheeler (age 73, born Canada) and Mary Wheeler (age 44, born Pennsylvania).

1900 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Albert F. Wheeler (born May 1860, age 40, married 2 years, born Iowa), wife Angie Wheeler (born Nov. 1871, age 28, married 2 years, 0 children born, born Iowa), brother Charles N. Wheeler (born Dec. 1838, age 61, single, born Pennsylvania, farm laborer), sister Mary C. Wheeler (born June 1850, age 49, single, born Pennsylvania), stepmother Maria N. Wheeler (born Oct. 1821, age 78, widowed, 0 children born, born Canada).

1910 Census, Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Albert F. Wheeler (age 49, widowed, born Iowa), sister Mary C. Wheeler (age 59, single, born Pennsylvania), brother Charles N. Wheeler (age 71, single, born Pennsylvania), sister Emma L. Roderick (age 58, married 1 time for 39 years, 11 children born, 11 still living, born Pennsylvania), Brother-in-law James E. Roderick (age 58, married 1 time for 39 years, born Pennsylvania), nephew Mark H. Roderick (age 16, born Iowa), and niece Lydia L. Roderick (age 13, born Iowa).

Charles N. Wheeler died January 27, 1918 at New Virginia, Iowa (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Allamakee County, Iowa.


Wiley, Thomas B. He was born Feb. 17, 1829 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Ernest and Eleanor Wiley. He married Rachel F. Miller in 1856 in Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Abraham Miller (1804 - 1883) and Nancy Ross (1808 - 1876). Her brother George R. Miller also served in Company I, 27th Iowa.

Thomas B. Wiley , P.O. Rossville, farmer, section 23; son of Ernest and Eleanor Wiley; born in 1829 in Fayette Co., Pennsylvania; learned the blacksmithing trade in early life, at which he worked principally till he came to this county in 1857, having been married the year previous in Pa. to a Miss Rachel F. Miller. In the spring of 1860 he made a tour to Colorado, spending the summer there. Mr. W. enlisted in August 1862, in Co. I, 27th Io. Inf. The company was soon taken to Tennessee, where from exposure, he was taken sick, and the following February was discharged at Memphis for physical disability; after which he returned home. Mr. W. owns a farm of 80 acres, on section 23 of this township, which is valued at $40 per acre. They have two children, M. and A. Cunningham. Mr. W. is a member of the I.O.O.F. and the Baptist Church.

History of Allamakee County, W.E. Alexander, 1882. Page 544

History of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
Ed. and comp. by J. H. Wheeler. 2 vols.
Chicago: Lewis Pub Co., 1910

Submitted by Kay Ehlers

This is extracted from a biography for a brother of Rachel Miller, but includes information about her parents (Abraham Miller and Nancy Ross). The entire biography is here.

Abraham Miller was identified with agricultural pursuits in Crawford county, Pennsylvania, until 1847, when he moved with his family to Monongalia county, West Virginia, which state that time was an integral portion of the historic old commonwealth of Virginia. There he continued to be engaged in farming until 1856, when he came to Iowa and cast in his lot with the pioneers of Allamakee county, where he purchased a tract of land and developed a valuable and productive farm. On this old homestead he continued to reside until his death, in 1883, at the venerable age of seventy-five years. His loved and devoted wife was summoned to eternal rest in 1876, when about sixty-eight years of age, and both were zealous and consistent members of the Baptist church, exemplifying their faith in the worthy lives and kindly deeds. They became the parents of three sons and two daughters who attained to years of maturity, and of the number the subject of this review, the eldest of the three now living, was the fourth in order of birth. Dr. Edson C. Miller is a representative physician and surgeon at Brookings, South Dakota; Rachel is the wife of Thomas B. Wiley, of Waukon, Allamakee county, Iowa; Captain George R. Miller, well remembered in Cerro Gordo county, where he died in 1885, at the age of fifty-four years, was captain of Company I, Twenty-seventh Iowa Volunteer Infantry, in the Civil war; and Sarah, who became the wife of Joseph Curtis, died in Hancock county, this state in 1883.

1870 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: T. B. Wiley (age 40, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Rachel Wiley (age 40, born Pennsylvania) and Thomas Wiley (age 8, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Thomas B. Wiley (age 51, farmer, born Pennsylvania), wife Rachel F. Wiley (age 51, born Pennsylvania) and father-in-law Albert Miller (age 75, born Pennsylvania).

1885 Iowa State Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Thomas B. Wiley (Township 97, Range 5, Section 23, SW SE, age 55, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Rachel F. Wiley (age 55, born Pennsylvania), Augustus Cunningham (age 12, born Allamakee County, Iowa) and May Cunningham (age 10, born Allamakee County, Iowa).

1886 Patron's Directory: Jefferson Township, T. B. Wiley, Farmer and Stock Raiser, Section 23, P. O. Rossville.

1895 Iowa State Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Thomas B. Wiley (age 66, born Pennsylvania, farmer, Presb., Soldier in the War of the Rebellion, Co. I, Regiment: 27, State: Iowa, Arm of Service and Rank: Inf, Serg.), Rachel Wiley (age 65, born Pennsylvania, Baptist), and Agustus Wiley (age 22, born Allamakee County, Iowa).

1900 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Thomas B. Wiley (born Feb. 1829, age 71, married 45 years, born Pennsylvania, farmer), wife Rachel F. Wiley (born July 1829, age 70, married 45 years, 0 children born, born Pennsylvania), adopted daughter Sarah M. Waring (born Apr. 1874, age 26, divorced, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Iowa), grandson Kenneth D. Waring (born Jan. 1898, age 2, born Iowa).

1910 Census: Jefferson, Allamakee County, Iowa: Thomas B. Wiley (age 81, married 1 time for 54 years, born Pennsylvania), wife Rachel F. Wiley (age 80, married 1 time for 54 years, born Pennsylvania), adopted daughter Sarah M. Schellsmidth (age 35, widowed, 2 children born 1 still living, born Iowa), grandson Kenneth D. Waring (age 12, born Iowa).

Thomas B. Wiley died Mar. 12, 1913 and buried in IOOF Cemetery, Waterville, Allamakee County, Iowa.

His widow Rachel F. Wiley filed for a pension on April 24, 1913 in South Dakota.

Rachel F. (Miller) Wiley died Aug. 13, 1917 and buried in IOOF Cemetery, Waterville, Allamakee County, Iowa.


Wolcott, Alden E. He was born July 11, 1843 in Iowa. He was the son of Daniel Huntington Wolcott (Apr. 25, 1815 - Nov. 23, 1865) and Jane Seymour. He married Mary Louisa Vanderbilt on July 10, 1871 in Mitchell County, Iowa. His father Daniel Huntington Wolcott also served in Company I, 27th Iowa.

Alden E. Wolcott was born in Lynn Co., Iowa, in 1843. When four years old his parents removed to Elizabeth, Ill., and from there to Columbus, Iowa. He enlisted in January, 1863, in the 27th Iowa regiment, serving till Jan. 24, 1866. He participated in a number of severe engagements, including battles of Pleasant Hill, La.; Tripelo, Miss.; was in Bank's Red river expedition; battle of Nashville, capture of Mobile, etc. His father served in the same regiment. He went to Lansing after the war, coming to Lynxville from there. His wife was Louisa Vanderbelt, born in the State of New York. Mr. Wolcott came to Lynxville in 1867, and was engaged for eight or nine years in the wood trade. Since 1867, during the winter, he has also been engaged in teaching in Grant and Crawford counties. He now represents Lyttle & Co., lumber dealers, Lynxville.

History of Crawford and Richland Counties, Wisconsin, Chapter 35 - Town of Seneca

1850 Census: Elizabeth, Jo Daviess County, Illinois: Daniel H. Wolcott (age 34, wagon maker, born New York), Jane S. Wolcott (age 30, born New York), Adeline? E. Wolcott (age 7, born Iowa), Amelia L. Wolcott (age 5, born Illinois), Manfried Wolcott (age 3, born Illinois) and Theororia B. Wolcott (age 5/12, born Illinois)

1856 Iowa State Census: Lafayette, Allamakee County, Iowa: D. H. Wolcott (age 35, born NY, Tracker), Jane S. Wolcott (age 35, born NY), Alden E. Wolcott (age 12, born Iowa), Amelia Wolcott (age 10, born Iowa), Manfred Wolcott (age 8, born Iowa), and Emma Jane Wolcott (age 6, born Iowa). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 10 years.

1860 Census: Lafayette, Allamakee County, Iowa; D. H. Wolcott (age 44, commission merchant, born New York), Jane S. Wolcott (age 44, born New York), Alden D. Wolcott (age 17, day laborer, born Iowa), Amelia N. Wolcott (age 14, born Iowa), Manford W. Wolcott (age 11,born Iowa) and Emma J. Wolcott (age 9, born Illinois).

1880 Census: Lynxville, Crawford County, Wisconsin: Alden Wolcott (age 57, boatman, born Iowa), wife Louisa Wolcott (age 24, born New York), son Milo S. Wolcott (age 7, born Wisconsin), son Staca H. Wolcott (age 1, born Wisconsin) and mother Jane S. Wolcott (age 60, born New York).

1890 Veterans Census, Seneca, Crawford County, Wisconsin: Alden E. Wolcott (Sarg. Co. I, 27 Iowa Inf. Enlisted Jan 1, 1864. Discharged Jan 24, 1866, length of Service: 2 years, 24 months (probably should be "days", but was in the months column, ejj)

1895 Enumeration of Soldiers and Sailors of the Late War: Village of Lynxville, Crawford County, Wisconsin: A. E. Wolcott, Rank: Sergeant, Co. I, Regiment 27, State: Iowa. Post Office: Lynxville.

THE POST OFFICES OF CRAWFORD COUNTY, WISCONSIN
Lynxville postmasters and their dates of appointment:

Alden E. Wolcott August 20, 1898
Milo E. Wolcott October 11, 1909

1900 Census: Lynxville, Crawford County, Wisconsin: Alden E. Wolcott (born July 1842, age 57, married 28 years, born Iowa), wife Mary L. Wolcott (born Aug. 1832, age 48, married 28 years, 4 children born, 3 still living, born New York), son Milo Wolcott (born Mar. 1874, age 26, born Wisconsin), and daughter Emma A. Wolcott (born Oct. 1894, age 5, born Wisconsin).

1910 Census: Lynxville, Crawford County, Wisconsin: Alden E. Wolcott (age 67, married 1 time for 38 years, born Illinois), wife Mary M. Wolcott (age 58, married 1 time for 38 years, born New York), son Milo Wolcott (age 37, born Wisconsin) and daughter Emma A. Wolcott (age 14, born Wisconsin).

1920 Census: Seneca, Crawford County, Wisconsin: Alden E. Wolcott (age 76, born Iowa, general farmer), wife Mary L. Wolcott (age 69, born New York), son Milo E. Wolcott (age 49, born Wisconsin), daughter Emma A. Wolcott (age 23, born Wisconsin).

Alden E. Wolcott died Feb. 4, 1927 (Pension Index Record.) He is buried in Dickson Cemetery, Lynxville, Crawford County, Wisconsin.


Wolcott, Daniel Huntington He was born Apr. 25, 1815 in Geneseo, New York. He was the son of Augustus Wolcott (Oct. 22, 1780 - 1839) and Nancy Cole (1780 - 1863). He married Jane Seymour on June 8, 1841 in Amherst, Lorain County, Ohio. His son Alden E. Wolcott also served in Company I, 27th Iowa.

1850 Census: Elizabeth, Jo Daviess County, Illinois: Daniel H. Wolcott (age 34, wagon maker, born New York), Janes S. Wolcott (age 30, born New York), Adeline? E. Wolcott (age 7, born Iowa), Amelia L. Wolcott (age 5, born Illinois), Manfried Wolcott (age 3, born Illinois) and Theororia B. Wolcott (age 5/12, born Illinois)

1856 Iowa State Census: Lafayette, Allamakee County, Iowa: D. H. Wolcott (age 35, born NY, Tracker), Jane S. Wolcott (age 35, born NY), Alden E. Wolcott (age 12, born Iowa), Amelia Wolcott (age 10, born Iowa), Manfred Wolcott (age 8, born Iowa), and Emma Jane Wolcott (age 6, born Iowa). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 10 years.

1860 Census: Lafayette, Allamakee County, Iowa; D. H. Wolcott (age 44, commission merchant, born New York), Jane S. Wolcott (age 44, born New York), Alden D. Wolcott (age 17, day laborer, born Iowa), Amelia N. Wolcott (age 14, born Iowa), Manford W. Wolcott (age 11,born Iowa) and Emma J. Wolcott (age 9, born Illinois).

Daniel Wolcott died Nov. 23, 1865 in Talladega, Alabama. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lansing Township, Allamakee County, Iowa. Remarks: Co B IA 12 Inf Age 49y 6m. Per Finnegan Marsh, descendant, Daniel Wolcott was first buried in Marietta, GA before being moved back to Iowa.

His widow Jane S. Wolcott filed for a pension on Mar. 9, 1866. Pension records were found under Company B, 12 Iowa. Information from the Widow's Pension is extracted below:

Declaration for Widow's Pension
State of Iowa
County of Allamakee
January 29, 1866

Jane S. Wolcott appeared and stated:

  • She was a resident of Allamakee County, Iowa.
  • Aged 44 years.
  • The widow of Daniel H. Wolcott, who was a private in Company B, 12th Regiment of Iowa Volunteers, commanded by Captain W. Hansom(?).
  • Daniel H. Wolcott died Nov 23, 1865 at Talladega in the county of Talladega, State of Alabama from chronic diarrhea contracted in said service.
  • She was married to Daniel H. Wolcott on June 8, 1841 at Amherst, Lorain County, Ohio, by Joseph Harris, Justice of the Peace.
  • The name and age of her child under sixteen years of age at her husband's decease and the place of residence, is as follows: Emma Jane Wolcott was fourteen years of age on the second day of April 1865. That her post-office address is Lansing, Allamakee County, Iowa.

Another statement said he died in Regimental Hospital Talladega, Alabama Nov 25, 1865,

She said in a statement dated July, 8, 1867

  • That Daniel H. Wolcott died Nov. 24, 1865.
  • They married June 9, 1841 (but marriage record does say "June 8, 1841")
  • The names of the children she has living: Alden E. Wolcott, born July 11, 1843; Amelia Wolcott, born June 1, 1845; and Emma Jane Wolcott, born April 1, 1851
  • There is an entry in the family Bible made at the time of their birth, but no second evidence of their births.
  • Emma Jane Wolcott has not been given away nor allowed to live with any other person or in any manner has she been supported by any person than myself before or since the death of her father., Daniel H. Wolcott.

Wood, George C. He was born about 1841 in Ireland. He married Matilda Jane Florence on March 11, 1870 in Crawford County, Wisconsin. He was listed as George C. Wood. She was listed as Jennie Florence. His father was listed as George Wood - no mother's name. (Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930). She was the daughter of John Florence (May 4, 1790 - Oct, 1879) and Ellen Wells.

North Iowa Times
McGregor, Clayton co. Iowa
June 8, 1864
Home Front and Other Items

Sergeant G.C. Wood, of the 27th Iowa, reached home one day last week and is looking well, considering his wound in the Bank's Red River battle. We are glad to hear from the Sergeant himself that his wound will not disable him but a few weeks, when he will rejoin his regiment. George has the true grit and more than ordinary ability.

John Florence is the father-in-law of George C. Wood.

John Florence, one of the oldest settlers in the neighborhood of Mason City, died at that place in October, 1879. John Florence was born in Virginia, May 4, 1790. He lived in that state when the war of 1812 began, and entered the service. He was at Washington when the British burned the Capitol building and National records. He served through the war as a faithful and brave soldier, and after its close married Ellen Wells, with whom he lived for over fifty years, and who bore him seven children. About 1830 he moved to Ohio, where he remained for a few years and then went to Indiana. From there he moved to Illinois, and, in 1851, with his family, came to Iowa and settled in Bellevue, Jackson county. In 1856 he came Mason City and remained here until the time of his death. He was nearly ninety years old when he died.

Cerro Gordo County Iowa Genealogy
Biographies: Fairfield-Fullerton
"1883 History of Iowa Franklin & Cerro Gordo Counties
Compiled & Contributed by Susan Steveson

1870 Census: Mason, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa: John Florence (age 80, farmer, born Virginia), Ellen Florence (age 65, born Ohio), F. B. Florence (age 37, carpenter, born Illinois), Wm. Florence (age 25, farmer, born Ohio), Geo. C. Wood (age 27, Ret. grocery store, born Illinois), and Jane Wood (age 20, born Ohio)

1880 Census: District 142, McGregor, Clayton County, Iowa: G. C. Wood (age 39, druggist, born Ireland), wife M.J. Wood (age 30, born Iowa), daughter Cora Wood (age 8, born Iowa), daughter Gertrude Wood (age 7) and mother-in-law Ellen Florence (age 67, born Virginia).

1885 List of Ex-Soldier, Sailors and Marines living in Iowa: Under 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry: Name: George C. Wood, Rank: Hospital Steward, Current Post Office Address: Rock Rapids, Iowa.

1885 Census: Riverside, Lyon County, Iowa: George C. Wood (age 43, merchant, born New York?), Matilda Wood (age 38), Cora Wood (age 13), and Gertie Wood (age 12).

1900 Census: District 151, Linn, Marshall County, Iowa, Iowa Soldiers Home: George C. Wood, (born July 1841, divorced, born New York, Druggist.)

1910 Census: District 131, Linn, Marshall County, Iowa: Iowa Soldiers Home: George C. Wood, (age 68, divorced, immigrated 1841, naturalized.)

George C. Wood died Sept. 25, 1911 and is buried in Iowa Veterans Home Cemetery, Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa

His widow Matilda J. Wood filed for a pension on Nov. 9, 1911 in South Dakota.