Adams County Query Archive

April - December 1997

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Name: Jim McDowell
Location: Gibsons, B.C., Canada
Date: Wednesday, December 31, 1997 at 11:40:47

Need any information about Valorous P. LEWIS, b. abt. 1829 in NY, d. before 1900 in Corning, IA and his wife Olive G. SOMERS, b. abt. 1849 in Elkhart County, Indiana, d. after 1900 in Corning, IA.

Name:C. J. Lee
Location: Omaha, Ne, USA
Date: Tuesday, December 30, 1997 at 23:46:31
Note my listed genealogy. I am searching for information of the BcBAIN Family that may have resided in Lincoln Twp, Adams Co, during the late 1890s. Any help appreciated. CJ Lee

Name: Jim McDowell
Location: Gibsons, B.C., Canada
Date: Sunday, December 28, 1997 at 15:34:51
Info re Thomas E. BELL b. 1818 in Ireland, d. 1905, bur. in Corning, Iowa; m. Eliza FLYNN; moved to Morning Sun, Iowa in 1858; served in Civil War with 4 sons 1862-1865; ran cobbler's shop and furniture business in Corning 1869-1877; children: Thomas E. Jr., Alexander, William R., Walter G. John, James E. b. 1850, Jane, George, Alfred, Samuel, Hugh Henderson, Charles O., Joseph J. Need Thomas E. Senior's middle name and information about all of his children except James E.

Name: Lee Creighton
Location: Olympia, WA, USA
Date: Monday, December 15, 1997 at 23:19:05
I am looking for any information regarding my g-grandfather, Alonzo B. CREIGHTON. He lived in Adams County in the early 1900's and was married to Eliza FOSTER. My grandfather, W.M. CREIGHTON, was born in Adams County in 1901. Any info would be deeply appreciated!

Name: Paula Sprouse
Location: Lancaster, Ohio, USA
Date: Saturday, December 6, 1997 at 10:37:19
I am researching the descendents of David YEAZEL who died in Mt Etna, Adams County, Iowa in 1909. His wife was named Lucinda SCIDMORE. They had a son Issac who lived in Prescott and a son named Richard who lived in Creston. Please Email me with any data you may have to share about these YEAZELs.

Name: Marcella Reynolds Rose
Location: Oceanside, CA
Date: Saturday, November 15, 1997 at 22:04:46
JARVIS, William born 10 Aug 1839 in England died 23 Jan 1909 in Carbon, Adams Co. IA. He married Mary MORRIS born 10 May 1842 in Clinton, OH and she died 4 Jan 1918 in Carbon, Adams Co. IA. I would love to correspond with anyone researching those names. Marcy

Name: Marcella Reynolds Rose
Location: Oceanside, CA
Date: Saturday, November 15, 1997 at 21:58:32
COZAD, Jacob Minter was born 15 Feb 1849 in Green Co. OH. He died 16 Mar 1928 in Carbon, Adams Co. IA. He married Louisa HARDESTY born 4 Jan 1847 in Keokuk, Lee Co. IA and she died 14 May 1921 in Carbon, Adams Co. IA. I would love to correspond with anyone researching the names. Marcy

Name: Jeff Hunt
Location: Cheney, Ks, U.S. of A.
Date: Thursday, November 13, 1997 at 21:51:27
Looking for information concerning the following surnames: THOMPSON, BALES, DAVIS, GARTRELL any information would be appreciated, thank you.

Name: Jeff Hunt
Location: Cheney, Ks, US of A
Date: Thursday, November 13, 1997 at 21:42:13
Looking for ancestors and family of William James THOMPSON born in 1911 in Adams Co. He married Goldie BALES in 1932. His parents were Edward Thompson (b.1891 in same county) and Clara Anderson (b. 1892) Edwards father's name was reportedly William as well. Edward's mother's name was reportedly Matilda Any information concerning this family would be greatly appreciated. thank you

Name: Schafer, Ballita
Location: Mohave Valley, AZ
Date: Sunday, November 9, 1997 at 08:41:28
CORRECTION Seeking info about these families that migrated to Adams Co, Iowa.CUMMINS, Madison,RICHARDSON, William H. & OVER, Henry. They are related by marriage and moved from Henry Co, Ind to Adams Co. before 1870 as they appear on the 1870, 1880 census.

Name: ballita schafer
Location: mohave valley, az, mohave co
Date: Sunday, November 9, 1997 at 08:29:34
Looking for info on Madison CUMMINS, b. in W Va, Monroe James and Lucy Cummins. Moved to Henry Co Ind while young, he later moved to Adams Co, Iowa is on the 1870,1880, census in carl twnshp.richardson, william h. and wife elizabeth over richardson, william was born in ind, 1841, m. elizabeth over in 1866 in henry co ind. they appear on the 1870 &1870 census once in carl, iowa, later in carl twnshp with their children(they eventually have 11)henry over and wife mary cummins(sister to madison) move from henry co ind and appear on the 1870&1880 census in carl twnshp. mary dies, henry remarries margaret boswell. his daughters marry into the steele and dillion family in adams co. i have more info to share and would like more info about these families.

Name: Tom Gillett
Location: Rochester, NY, Monroe
Date: Monday, October 27, 1997 at 22:57:11
I'm looking for traces of my great grandfather's brothers, in particular a Harvey GILLET who was in Adams Co. in 1880 and 1890. Any information would be appreciated.

Name: Roy Siple
Location: Vienna, VA
Date: Monday, October 20, 1997 at 15:39:14
Seeking information on Ethel H. SIPLE (born Missouri, Mar 1887). Listed in the 1900 Iowa census in Adams County, Quincy Township, Corning, in the household of Thomas B. Kenyon (born 1827 VT). Ethel SIPLE was the daughter of Clark SIPLE (born after 1860 - died before 1900) and Stella C. Guthrie (born Mar 1864, IL).

Name: Joan Black Lund
Location: Champaign, IL, USA
Date: Tuesday, October 7, 1997 at 22:35:47
Seeking any information on Audrey BLACK. According to her father's obituary she was teaching school in Nordaway in 1936. Her parent's were Silas Bradley Black and Josphine Claycomb. Any information, no matter how small is welcome.

September 1997

M. Davidson Fri Sep 26 13:49:45 1997 from USGenWeb

Seeking info/anc/desc of Ray 'Lynn' CAMERON, 21feb1882, Promise City, Wayne Co, IA. S/o John Andrew and Melinda 'Ellen' CAMPBELL CAMERON (d/o Thomas W. CAMPBELL), m. 21APR1904, Superior, Nuckolls Co, NE to Margaret Narcissia HUMPHREY, b. 12APR1884, Beloit, Mitchell Co, KS. P/o 'Ray' Andrew (1905-1928), 'Leroy' Glenn (b.1907, Morning Sun, Louisa Co, IA, d. 1987,Bellingham, Whatcom Co, WA); 'Clair' Humphrey ( b.1909, Morning Sun, Louisa Co, IA, d. 1984, Tuscon, AZ); Martha Grace (b.1911,Mt. Pleasant, Henry Co, IA, d. 1990, Bellingham, Whatcom Co, WA); Marguerite Ethyl (b. 1913, Burns, Laramie Co, WY, d. 1997, Tulsa, OK). BRO/O Thomas Wilbert (b.1877, Waynes Co, IA); George Oliver(b.15NOV1879, Waynes Co, IA-15MAR1953, CA); Zora 'Goldie'(b.25OCT1887,Adams Co, IA, d.1973, KS); Martha Melinda(1891-c. 1973). Ray Lynn d. 14FEB1948, Ferndale, Whatcom, WA.

Name: Kathy Kennedy
Location: New Mexico, USA
Date: Wednesday, September 17, 1997

I am researching my great grandparents who lived at one time in the area of Corning, Adams County, IA. Here is what I have so far: John Henry DILLEY, b. 11/02/1848 poss. IL, d. 09/30/1933 poss. IA m. Sarah Jane Cale or Cade, b. 11/08/1848 poss. OH, d. 10/07/1933 poss. IA.  Their children: ** Frank Ernest Dilley, b. 03/11/1877 Adams Cty, IA, d. 10/06/1955 KS m. Retta May Jones Ardo Dilley, b. 12/17/1879 prob. Adams Cty, IA, d. 04/26/1964 MO Murray Benjamin Dilley, b. 02/18/1882 Adams Cty, IA d. TX Daisy Dilley, b. 04/30/1884 Adams Cty, IA Aletha Dilley, b. 11/16/1886 Carl, IA d. 04/04/1982 KS m. William R. Hodgems m. -------- Ratley Maggie Dilley, b. 02/15/1889 Charley Dilley, b. 02/18/1892 d. 03/30/1954 Eugene, OR ** My grandparents. I would be glad to exchange info, etc. Thank you! Kathy K. in NM

Name: Randy Horton
Location: Clarinda, Iowa, USA
Date: Saturday, September 13, 1997

My gr gr gr grandfather, Thomas NELSON, migrated with his wife, Francis JOINER Nelson, and family to SW Iowa in 1854. Francis died on November 8, 1854 and is buried in the Cemetery at Quincy. Thomas Nelson owned, at one time, the mill in Carbon. My gr gr grandfather, Richard BRISCOE, was born on 7/1/1831 in England. He and his wife, Maria ANSTEY Briscoe settled in the area, now vacated, called Briscoe, Iowa, between Carbon and Cumberland. They were miners. I would like to share information with others concerning these families.

April 12 - August 30, 1997

Sharen Chambers Fri Aug 15 20:38:52 1997 from USGenWeb

Looking for HOWELL, MYERS, SISK, BOHAM, TUCKER, PARDUM, BROWN researchers. Have Jacob Myers b. NC md (1) Mary "Mollie" Tucker md. (2) Elizabeth Pardum. Jacob and Mary had issue: Sarah; Anna Catherine md Tom Means; Samuel O.; Lewis Jackson md. Josephine Sisk; Marshall R; Noah Webster; William Harvey md. Jessie Grant Sisk; Lydia M. md. ? Graham. Jacob and Sarah Elizabeth issue: Eleanora Isabelle md Riley Dubois; Eli Nelson; Amanda md. Bert Howell; Emmett E; George Ensley; Alice M. md C.L. Boham. After Jacob's death (2) wife Sarah md. John Brown and had Julie, Nellie, James M. The names I'm looking for resided in Brooks, Adams Co., Afton and Nodaway, Union Co., and the town of Corning. Will exchange info.

Name: Jim Akin
Location: Council Grove, KS, USA
Date: Sunday, August 24, 1997 at 17:32:52

I am seeking information on AKIN families who lived in Southwest Iowa during the period of 1855 to 1890. If interested I have names to share. Thanks.

Name:Bob Barnes Jr.
Location: Pleasanton, CA, USA
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 1997 at 23:01:49
Seeking info on John & Ellen PATTISON of Carbon. I am assuming they are buried in one of the local cemeteries. Also had a son named John P. who along with his wife (unknown) may have been killed in an accident (train/auto?) in the late 1890's. They should also be buried around Carbon. There may also be a Cora Pattison (John P.'s sister) buried there. She had cancer and may have died after 1900. If anyone has seen the graves or has info please e-mail me--Thank You

Name: James R. Baker
Location: Columbus, OH, USA
Date: Sunday, August 17, 1997 at 08:15:35
Jesse BRIDGES (of Adams Co.) and Almira (Elmira)BAKER (of Page Co.) were married 20 June 1858 in Nodaway Co. MO. Where did they go?

Name:Monty West
Location: Franklin, TN, USA
Date: Saturday, August 16, 1997 at 16:31:31
I am interested in the MONTALDO family. They were Icarians. Any information would be appreciated.

Name: Modena Riddle
Location: Nodaway, IA, Adams
Date: Tuesday, August 5, 1997 at 22:02:15
Seeking information on Thomas THOMPSON, born 1809/10, married to Elizabeth SKINNER and 2nd to Mary (Polly) FINDLEY. Children were William Henry, Matthew, (2) Eliza A, John I, Scott, Elizabeth, Thomas J., Arabella, and Ada. Family located in Nodaway, Adams Co., IA from Ohio around 1851. Any information appreciated. I don't have a lot of information but happy to share what I have.

Name: Tricia Morgan
Location: Altus, OK
Date: Monday, July 21, 1997 at 18:46:42
CROW: I am looking for any info on my grandmother and her family. Her name was Mary Voila Crow, her brother was Henry and her sister was Cora. She was born in Prescott, Iowa February 19, 1892. Her parents were Eugene Clyde Crow and Jennie Hughes Crow. She married a John William Louthian. Thank you!

Name: Anne Wiegle
Location: Pottstown, PA, USA
Date: Monday, July 21, 1997 at 09:56:59
ELLIS or WILLIAMSON: Looking for descendants of Joseph Loren Ellis, b. 1828, Yarmouth Nova Scotia, d. 1918, Endeavor WI, and Margaret Theresa Trask. "In early manhood he worked a number of years as a farm laborer in Massachusetts, saving his earnings to start a home in the far West. In 1856 he went with a colony of New Englanders to Adams county, in southwestern Iowa, 200 miles weat of the farthest reach of the railway, and there he and his bride, Margaret Theresa Trask made their thrifty, well-ordered home for 33 years. Mr. Ellis' great love for horticulture made this farm place with its hedges, groves, and orchards the most attractive for miles around." Children: Walter (WI), George Relan, Robert W (NM)., 2 girls married. T.W. Winginton (OK) & J. M. Williamson (stayed in IA). If there are any descendants, I have his line back to 1600's Mass. Would like to know if there are any Cousins in IA.

Name: Geney Herman
Location: Billings,, Mt., USA
Date: Friday, June 27, 1997 at 18:15:44
Need help on locating Eliza LEWIS,residence was Adams Co.Iowa also scene of the marriage of William W. MARRS (1848 TN-1921 OR.) and Elizabeth Eleanor Lewis (1854 PA-1933 OR.) by Thomas Gaskill, Minister. on 25 August 1872.Did Elizabeth have brothers or relatives named Bill Lewis for instance. She is listed in the 1870 Taylor Co. Iowa census in the household of John and Mariah Auspach (Anspach)I am willing to share Data. Thanks. ,

Name: Richard W. Porter
Location: Las Cruces, NM, Dona Ana
Date: Tuesday, June 17, 1997 at 21:58:59
TATGE Seeking information about family of Fred Franklin TATGE, born in Massena and married to Myrtle Roberta HINKEL, of Belle Plain, Iowa. Fred was born in late 1800s and was the son of imigrants from Germany. Fred and Myrtle had two daughters, names were Edna Velva and Evelyn Vanelda. Seeking information about parents and where they were from in Germany.

Name: Jeffery Hammerberg
Location: La Mesa, CA, USA
Date: Tuesday, June 17, 1997 at 16:09:43
Looking for any and all information about Charles BROOKS, his wife Mary Elizabeth WOODSON and his ten children ( Myrtle R., Maggie Agnes, Robert L., Ada, Anice F., William Ralph, Lulu Belle, Floyd/Frank, Lucy, and Hattie Unis ). I believe they moved to Adams county around 1878-79. Charles was a coal miner for most of his life and may have died in a mine accident. The two oldest children make reference to Corning as their birthplace, Myrtle (marriage certificate) and Maggie (obituary). I'm looking for further proof. William and Lulu Belle where born in Carbon, I have their birth record information from the county seat in Corning. If you could add to this I would be greatful, also I would be more than happy to share what I have on the Brooks. Jeffery Hammerberg

Name: Ann McComas
Location: Burbank, CA, USA
Date: Saturday, June 14, 1997 at 19:48:03
Looking for information on Clary: Frank (Henry B.)and his wife Katherine (Katie HICKS). Their children: Anna borne 1879, Nellie Maude Nelli Maude born 1883, Elbert/Herbert, twins born 1881, Frank born 1887, Estella Adeline born 1888, Harry, Raymond born 1895. Katherine died 1898, Henry died 1900. Children were orphaned. No record again until 1903 when Nellie Maude married Percy James Keisner in Omaha. Looking for info on the "missing" years. Did they live with family. Did the Duers (Katherine's sister Ella Hicks married William DUER) take care of the? How did they get to Omaha? Do you have any info? Is it possible for me to get birth, death, marriage information? any help would be truly appreciated. I would like to be added to your E-mail list and receive regular information. I am on the Nebraska Roots E-mail and have luckily found a cousin. Very exciting stuff!! Thanks for your help.

Name: Terrence Beasor
Location: Santa Monica, CA, USA
Date: Saturday, June 14, 1997 at 15:01:26
I am looking for a birth record for Emma BASOR born 1879 in Lincoln Township, Adams Co. Iowa. She is listed in the 1880 census with David BASOR in Vol 1 ED 9 Sheet C3 Line 42. Thanks Terrence

Name: Marsha Vedder
Date: Sat, 7 June 1997

Looking for anyone that is familar with this name. My ggrandmother was born Mount Etna, Iowa. Ada Jane HARADER was b Oct 23 1866. m Maxwell Gaddes McKenzie. Her father was Ami HARADER and mother Elizabeth J. MAGNESS. That's about all I have on the HARADER'S. If you're connected please e-mail me at TIA Marsha

Name: Debra Saathoff (updated June 2001)
Location: Miami, AZ
Date: Wednesday, May 28, 1997 at 21:01:38

(Update old query) SICKELS Looking for information on John W. Sickels b.abt 1830 to 1818 in PA and found on the 1880 Adair Co. Census. Lost him after that. May be buried somewhere in Adair Co. but need more information an all the Cemeteries in that County and where they are located. John W. Sickels was married to Elizabeth Calentine b.abt 1835 in OH and to Ellen J. Lehmond b.abt 1848 in NY. Possibly married to a Malala Kick? Don't know anything about her and got her by word of mouth. Children: Mary E. Sickels b.22 May 1858 in OH d.24 Apr 1938 in IA John H. Sickels b.abt 1859 in OH d.12 Dec 1943 in IA Sarah J. Sickels b.abt 1863 in OH d.? Mahaly E. Sickels b.abt 1864 in OH d.? George Washington Sickels b.17 July 1867 in IN d.2 May 1951 in IA Rosa A. Sickels b.Dec 1869 in IN d.? Isaac E. Sickels b.abt 1872 in IA d.? Lewis A. Sickels b.July 1879 in IA d.? Any information about this family would be helpful.

Name: Debra Saathoff (updated June 2001)
Date: Tuesday, May 13, 1997 at 13:51:49
SICKELS, I am looking for any information on the surname Sickels. Please e-mail me.

Name: Vana Fessler
Location: Yakima, WA, USA
Date: Monday, April 28, 1997 at 02:19:35
I am looking for links to the following families in the Corning/Quicny area of Adams Co. Families related to Joel Franklin (J.F.) POWELL. I believe these families are: HOUCK, MORTON, HARLOW, WESTON, HOOPER. J.F. POWELL left Corning for the WA Terr. in the 1870's with 3 of his 4 sons. Last son came out in 1888. Many family members are buried in Old Quincy Cemetery. Would love to reconnect with family left in IA.

Name: Cindy Foster ( June 2001)
Location: Cary, NC, USA
Date: Friday, April 25, 1997 at 16:10:26
I am researching the families of Lansing W. HURLBURT, John F. FOSTER, Hugh W. HARPER, and Ellis GATCHEL, all of Adams Co. >Thanks, Cindy Foster

Name: Kate Riley
Location: Brighton, MA, USA
Date: Saturday, April 12, 1997 at 17:05:39
George ROBINSON died in Prescott, Adams Co., Iowa in April 1901. He was from Brigg, Lincolnshire, England and came to the US in 1851. He lived in Wisconsin and Illinois before coming to Adams CO. He was married three times. His second wife was said to be Mary CANKWELL and his thrid was Mrs. Louisa CAROTHERS. Any connections or information about this family would be appreciated. George had at five childen- one of which was George A. Robinson. Two of his brothers lived in Council Bluffs in 1901.

Updated 31 December 1997

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