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Name: Floyd Harlow Lawrence
Location: Lancaster, Ca, US
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 1998 at 14:01:08
From my mothers diaries of Brooks, Ia. On Nov 17, 1941 at the west RRxing. Ira Dawson/Tinsley made a moving picture recreation of the Clarence Hayes RR accident of many years past. In addition to the event, the Brooks Schoolchildren posed in the film. It is this old Tinsley film I seek, taken in Adams co Ia prior to WW2. I have seen portions of it at the Brooks homecomings in the 1940s. Ira Dawson probably furnished the film. Does anyone know of a collection of the old Tinsley films. Thanks
Searching for information on this Adams Co. family, thanks for any help! Descendants of Moses SMITH 1  Moses Smith b: 1815 in Ohio d: May 17, 1886 in Adams Co., IA - burial Old Quincy Cemetery, Adams Co., IA . +Rachel Ratcliff b: 1816 in Ohio d: 1861 in Adams Co., IA - burial Old Quincy Cemetery, Adams Co., IA ...... 2 Mary Ann Smith b: 1842 in Ohio ...... 2 Edom Arron Smith b: 1844 in Knox Co., IL ...... 2 Hannah Elizabeth Smith b: April 04, 1846 in Knox Co., IL d: May 05, 1908 in Cromwell, Adams Co., IA - burial Brooks Cemetery, Adams Co., IA .......... +John B. Chaney m: May 28, 1865 in Adams Co., IA d: in Adams Co., IA - burial Brooks Cemetery, Adams Co., IA ...... 2 Matilda Jane Smith b: January 15, 1856 in Adams Co., IA d: May 26, 1950 in Hansen, Adams Co., NE at daughter, Charity's home .......... +Charles Wesley Benight b: March 10, 1846 in Terra Haute, Vigo Co., IN m: November 21, 1872 d: October 31, 1911 in Juniata, Adams Co., NE - burial Oakland Cemetery, Adams Co., IA *2nd Wife of  Moses Smith: . +Ruanne Ireland
Name: Maurice Hinsdale
Location: Gillette, WY, USA
Date: Friday, October 9, 1998 at 12:58:37
I am looking for Doy, Charles ELLSWORTH, born 14 Nov 1874 in Corning, IA. Parents are Steven Erwin DOY & Sarah Miranda BRONZEL? I believe. Thank you.
I am looking for any information on the HARPER Family from the Corning area (later moved to Red Oak) and THOMAS family from Brooks area. My grandfather was William E. Harper and was married to Inez Thomas. Inez's brother was Alfred, I think nicked named Allie and a sister, Irene.
James Clark STEVENS married Sarah Jane BOYER in 16-Mar-1843 in Harrison Co, Indiana. Some time after 1860 they moved to Adams county, Iowa. Sarah Jane Stevens died 1919 in Creston , Iowa. I would appreciate any information on this family.
Looking for information concerning the family described below that lived in Montgomery Co of Iowa prior to the mid1880s. They then moved to Adams Co. Iowa. William James THOMPSON and Lucretia FIGGINS or Sarah SPRAGUE This family reportedly had the following 7 children Etta May b. 1883, Maria Alice b. 1884, Elias L. (Cub?) b. 1887, Edward b. 1891, and Roy, John and Minnie birth dates unknown. The family appears to have had connections with the towns of Morton Mills in Montgomery Co. and Briscoe, Carbon, Corning and Quincy in Adams Co. Thank you.
THURMOND or ECHELBERGER I am looking for someone that has done research on these families. I am trying to fill in blank spaces in my tree. Thanks. John Thurmond
HART - Daniel Hart (born 1825 in NY) and his wife Susan Leakey/Lekey/Lakey (born 1832 in IN) lived in Adams Co in the 1850's and 1860's. Their children were Martin L. Hart, Catherine Hart, Dewey Hart, and Edwin Hart. Would like to learn of their parents and families.
On March 20, 1881 my hunband's gggrandfather dies in Linn Co Iowa. Since at least 2 of his sons lived near Corning I am hoping that they put the obituary in the Adams County Free Press. The name is Elisha CURTIS. They seemed to like to use the Free Press. If someone finds it I would appreciate it.
Jesse BRIDGES (of Adams Co., IA) and Almira BAKER (of Page Co., IA) were married 20 June 1858 in Nodaway Co., MO. Where did they go?
Need info. on the marriage of Claude OLSON and Mae MORGAN who were married in Corning, Iowa maybe in late 1870's or early 1880's. Also Mae died in a house fire around 1888, but we're not sure where. Any info. would be appreciated.
CUMMINS, HOAGLAND, JORGENSEN, DAVIDSEN Looking for any info on Agnes HOAGLAND, born abt. 1861, who marr. ?? CUMMINS, possibly born Iowa. Their children: Faith, Hope, Charity, Ada, and twins Cleah & Leah, born 17 July 1891 in Corning, Adams Co, IA. Both Agnes & her husband died in Montana. Cleah CUMMINS married Johannus (John) Julius JORGENSEN in Vancouver, WA, in 1917. Johannus was born 26 July 1889 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Their children born in Portland, OR: Ember Caroline, b. May 1918, living; & James William, b. Sept 1921, d. Oct 1962 in Los Angeles, CA. James marr. Margie in Los Angeles area and had 3 boys: Danny, a Canadian professor and ???. Would like to know anything about these boys. Cleah died in Portland, OR, in Oct 1947. Johannus died in Redding, Shasta Co, CA, in Oct 1963. Johannus' parents were Sophus William, born abt. 1844, died 1940 in Copenhagen, Denmark; Anna Caroline DAVIDSEN, died at 86 years in Copenhagen. They were married 1880 in Trinitatis, Kobenhagen Co, Denmark.
Recent inquiries recorders off adams co, Horace Wentworth NEWCOMB 1st wife Harriet Rosella Register, 2nd wife Rebecca FRANCIS??? m 10 4 1874 Adams co Ia. Who were Rebecca Francis Parents? Flawr84722
I am searching for info on Henry NEAL born around 1849. He had one brother Douglas Neal that I know of. Henry married Luceinda MOORE. Thanks email@example.com
Need information on Milford TRAVER born in Iowa 1859, not sure of exact location. He married Emma SCHOOLING. Milford and Emma had two children, Grant and Mary. Believe he may have lived near Corning. He eventually moved to WA state, but looking for info on his parents and etc.
BOSWELL, MARSHALL: Interested in finding information about descendants of Fendolph and Susan (Boswell) Marshall, who moved from Van Buren to Adams County ca. 1860-70.
I'm looking for any information on Earl MAINS, married Wilda Jayne SPARGUR 11/17/1931. Believed they lived in or around Nodaway, IA. May have lived in the township of Nodaway but I haven't been able to find a township by that name. Any help would be appreciated. Thank You
Looking for J.W. DOBBS and Judy Sharp DOBBS. If they are on an 1870 census in Iowa, with a 2 year old and an infant, there could be a connection. Possibly they are the parents of my great-grandfather, Frank JACKSON, who changed his name and moved to Texas.
BIXLER Families,who settled in Adams County ,1854 and 1856.Brothes John Bixler, Charles Bixler, and Joseph W Bixler, came from Ohio 1854 . In 1856 their parents Jacob Bixler Sr his wife Elisabeth [Murray] Bixler ,brothers William ,Jacob Bixler Jr, sisters Margaret[Bixler] Aldrige and Lydia [Bixler] joined them in the Middle Nodaway River . Their father Joseph Bixler my GGGG-Grandfather is our quest to find out anything he may have been born in NewYork or Pennsylvania ABT 1760's to 1770's . His son John Bixler married Savilla A. Markley Bixler Nov 26,1846 to them thirteen children. 11 growing to adulthood. Their 5th child my GGrandfather Robert Allen Bixler [b]Feb 5,1857,Married Helen Esmarelda Strait March 27,1878 to them 11 children . Their first born my Grandfather Sidney A Bixler [b]May 13,1879 Married  Elsie Mae Mooney Bixler [M] Feb 13,1901 they had 7 children my father Sidney Erle Bixler [B] Dec 12,1904 Married Grace M [Smith] Bixler May 6,1924. John & Savilla Bixler came to Adams County ,Iowa in Oct .1854. First settled one mile west of Quincy Township, later moved to Nodaway Township and then to Jaspher township where he was in the sawmill business at Brooks for a time. In 1874 he settled on eighty acre farmin section 34 of Douglas Township. He served as Township Trustee ans Justice of the Peace , he was a Repbulican. I have a book on the entire Bixler family and would be glad to share, many great stories of there everyday living and hardships.[info from Violette Bixler Magoon Oct 1975].
HOWELL, Isaac Allen b.1879, Pueblo, CO. m. MCKEE, Maude. Lived in Carbon, IA. Had 8 children: daughters - Gertie CURRY, Viola WILLIAMS, Millie RODDA and Tessie ADAMS; sons - Glen, Arthur, Harold (Peewee) and Lester (Buck). Isaac's parents were Sanford Irvin HOWELL and Esther Aria HALEY. I Can't find any info on the parents.
BROOKS - WOODSON Adams Co. Query from Jeffery Hammnerberg. Can not get your E-Mail address to work. I do have some info on the Brooks. Willy Konieczny
BROOKS-WOODSON Just a note to Jeffery Hammerberg, who had a query in the Adams County Iowa Genealogy. Your E-Mail address is not correct. Have tryed several times, and can not get it to send. Please contact me, I have some help on the Brooks. Willy Konieczny
Researching Andrew J. DAVIS who lived in Quincy ca. 1870. He and his family lived in Adair County prior to Adams. Names associated with this family are: ALLEN, GREEN, HUNTINGTON, MAPES, LAWSON, SMITH. The children of Andrew and Abigail(Mapes)Davis are: Melissa, Polly Ann, Estella C, Marietta, Benjamin F, Mariam A, Rosa C, and Lorena. Please contact me if you have connection to this family. Will share info.
researching the following names: BILDERBACK, BILLINGSLEY, HOYT, GREGORY, STINNETT, FLEHARTY, McPHERREN, STUVA, and CHANDLER.
Searching for more details on BONAR, William and Emma, age 72 and 74 respectively in the 1900 Prescott Twp., Adams County 1900 Census. They moved from Illinois some time after the 1860 census, but he was born near Moundsville, (West) Virginia and she elsewhere in Virginia proper. Emma is my great-great- grandmother. One son of Emma's, James BONAR was in rural Lancaster, NE by 1872, where he married Elizabeth KEHLER on September 3, 1872. I lose both of the latter by 1880, but can track my grandfather, Lew BONNER until his death in 1940 in Texas. I would like any help anyone can give to finding an obituary or some listing of who were survivors of William and Emma at their deaths probably in the first two decades of this century in Adams County, Iowa.
Looking for any information on the ROACH family of Corning, Iowa. Our family records show all the children of John A and Sarah E Roach were born in Corning. At some point prior to 1880, I believe John brought his family to Round Valley, Custer County, Nebraska. Later I show that John died in Corning and was buried in Walnut Grove, Iowa in 1907. Some of his children returned back to Iowa also. One that died in Iowa was: James Widner Roach. Would appreciate any info you can share on this family.
I am looking for information about the possibility that my gg grandparents, Stacy E. TEMPLER and Mary BERRY might have come to Adams County, IA between 1850 and 1860. In 1850 they are in Knox County, IL and old family records indicated that they may have gone to Adams County, IL near Quincy. No record of them can be found there and so I am grasping at straws right now. Once I found out that there was a Quincy in Adams County, IA, I just could not resist. This family had many children, one of which was my g grandfather, George Washington Templer, who married Eliza Jane CHADWICK in Apppanoose County, IA in 1873. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 12221 Wedd, Overland Park, KS 66213 or by phone at (913) 685-3219 if you have any information that could lead to these people, their deaths and burials, etc.
Name: Jo Ann Weems
Location: La Center, WA, USA
Date: Saturday, May 2, 1998 at 10:20:01
DAGGETT/ROBBINS I am looking for the marriage date of Edward "Eddie" Taylor Daggett and Leonora Robbins, married in Adams County, IA in 1895. I am hoping her parents names are on the marriage certificate. Her death certificate gives surnames but no first names, surnames are ROBBINS and SARGENT. Thank you for any help you can give me. Jo Ann
Am looking for family of John and Hattie Zybarth METZ. Moved to Adams in the late 1800 early 1900. She was my fathers aunt.
POND - Looking for information on Ben POND who married Clara Leap (b. 1882 Mt. Etna, Iowa. I understand that Ben and Clara POND both died at Nodaway, Iowa in Adams Co., Clara in 1971. Children were Gladys, Hazel, and Duane? Possibly related to other PONDs in Cass Co. Are there family members in area that would provide family history? Newspaper obits?
Would like information on Hiram DENNIS who lived in Corning, IA for about 15 years before his death on 14 Apr. 1899. He was married to Mary A. MCKINLEY who died in a fire in Sterling, IL. He married second Clara ANDREWS who died in the hospital in Creston. Any help would be appreciated. .
Searching for descendants of HIRAM GENTLE b. 1833 in Franklin Center Quebec and died in Corning, Adams co. IA in 1913. His wife was Sarah Trach born 1843 in Belmont co. Ohio, she died in Corning in 1915. Their children were (1) Minnie (never married), (2) Albert Hiram, b. 1904, m. Winifred Wilson in 1904 and died in Corning 1955; (3) Robert Tracy, born 1876, m. 1909 to Minnie Cresap and died 1950 in Wyo.
Would like to know if anyone has information relating to the family of my grandfather, Ira D BENSON, who was born in Washington, Iowa, and later settled in Sioux City, Iowa. Thank you in advance.
SELBY family: I am looking for information on the SELBY family who resided in Adams county around 1866-1880 or later. My great great grandmother was Lovica SELBY, who married Charles J. GOOD. They were in Adams county in 1866 when my great grandfather was born, and later moved to Missouri. Lovica had two sisters: Felicia and Ophelia. According to the 1870 census, Ophelia was married to Edward BENNETT and Felicia, who taught school, lived with them. A brother, Isaac Milton SELBY (wife's name Mary) was a physician in Adams county and listed in the 1880 census. All were born in Ohio. I have informtion about the Charles GOOD family that I will share with relatives, but I would like to know if there was an additional SELBY brother who was a physician and what the SELBY siblings' parents names were. Any clues or information is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Looking for information on Great-Grandmother's family. Hattie Rosetta RIDOUT was born 2 Mar 1865 in Baxter,Jasper Co. Iowa. Her father was Elmer William RIDOUT."Need info on parents". Married John Samuel SHINKLE 18 Jan 1885 in Collins, Story Co.,Iowa. Children are:John Lester Shinkle,Minnie Mae Shinkle,Pierie Ethel (Gunderman) Shinkle,Albert Frank Shinkle,Benjamin Floyd Shinkle,Lela Rosetta (Wieneke)Shinkle,Velma Isabel (Clayton)Shinkle. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!Gail
On Oct 4, 1874 in Adams co Ia. Horace W. NEWCOMB married Fannie LAWRENCE. The Fannie I had assigned, was found to have died in infancy. Seeking information on Fannies parents. She would have been born ca 1855, possibly Carbon or Quincy. There was a Peter Lawrences dau Elsina that marr Bennet Houck nearby. Peter had 2 more girls, but think they were Invilla, & Bell. Any help appreciated.
I AM LOOKING FOR ANY INFO ON THE FAMILIES OF THOMAS AND CATY (KATY) ROGERS SHOWERS WHO LIVED IN PRESCOTT IOWA LATE 1800'S. ALSO LOOKING FOR ANY INFO ON FAMILIES OF MICHAEL AND A. SARAH HASTY GLASSINGER WHOM LIVED IN THE ADAMS CO (COLONY TWP) DURING THE LATE 1800'S. MARY WHITE 804 WEST PRAIRIE ST. CRESTON,IOWA 50801 email@example.com
Need info about STEPHEN VAN DYKE family who lived in Corning from about 1869-1879. Several of their children were born in Corning. Any documentable info appreciated.
I would very much like to contact anyone that knows of the family of Fredrick CUPP [6 Aug 1778- Aug 1869] ... died Corning, IA and wife Mary SHULTZ CUPP [6 May 1786- 1818/9]. They had children, John W., Catherine, Hanna, Jacob, Conrad, Thomas, Rebecca, Sarah, Fredrick and Joseph. Fredrick was the son of Peter CUPP [b. Germany]. Mary SHULTZ CUPP the daughter of Michael SHULTZ and Maria [RUSH] Shultz. At least part of the CUPP family migrated from Somerset Co.,PA to Stark Co., OH and Dekalb Co., IN
I am searching for information on the families of Annetta M. MASON and Julius W. NEILL who were married January 20, 1875, in Adams, IA. Annetta's parents were William and Juliette WEBBER MASON. Annetta was 11 of 12 chilred. Other siblings were Jerusha, R., Nancy, W., John Samuel, Janes Andrew, Joseph A., Ella, Susan A., (male), and Cora. Sibling James Andrew is died August 11, 1936, and is buried in Nodaway, IA.
I am seeking information on the BRIDGEMAN family who were living in Adams Co, Iowa in 1900 and 1920 (Adams Co, Mercer Twp, Iowa ED 4, Sh 7 in 1900) Bridgeman, John head b. nov 1850 Margaret wife b. mar 1855 Ellen dau b. mar 1883 James son b. may 1884 Daniel son b. jan 1886 Mary dau b. feb 1888 Alice dau b. feb 1888 Lizzie dau b. sep 1889 John son b. june 1891 William son b. june 1894 Len son b. july 1899 John Bridgeman is the brother of our ancestor, Patrick Bridgeman, b. 25 dec 1839 Ireland (Limerick?); emigrated in 1851, d. 20 sep 1918, WI; m. 1872 to MARY MILIKEN in Madison, WI. Parents: James BRIDGEMAN and Alice NORTON. Would like to correspond with descendants of John and Margaret Bridgeman. Thanks.
I'm interested on any information of either John Mills FREDERICK or John Towner FREDERICK. John Mills settled in Adams County either shortly before the Civil War, or shortly after it. He was married to Isabella Roberts, and they settled in Corning where he ran a farm implement business. John Towner Frederick was born in Corning, went to the University of Iowa, and went on to eventually retire up near Iowas City.
Looking for any info on Charles E. MITCHELL b. 1862, IA married Mary/Margaret DARRAH. There children were Ida, Harry E., Chester L. and Hallene L. All children were born in IA with Harry E. born in Corning, Adams, IA in 1888.
I have an obit from a Corning, Iowa newspaper on which someone has written July 28, 1912 (which was a Sunday), which I assume was the date of publication. The obit reads: Mrs. Henry DOUGLASS died at the home of her sister...in Corning, last Saturday...Funeral services were held Monday... What I want to know is: What was the actual date of publication of this obit. That will enable me to determine the date of death from the above information. Thanks. Please reply by E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm new at this but I am looking for family history, geneolgy information about Waldon E. PURDY and Sarah A. PELTON (wife). Where born, died etc. Can anyone help?
Researching the name FRUS. Gr. grandparents Frank and Anna (Cerny) FRUS emigrated from Bohemia (Czech Rep.) in 1867, stopping first in Iowa City, IA, then settling permanently near Williamson in Adams County with their children Joseph, Mary, Charles, Frank, John and James. Frank FRUS (jr) was born in Iowa City 4-24-1871, married Fanny KALLA in Omaha, NE 6-28-1893 and settled on a farm in Adams Co. near his parents, where their three sons were born: Henry, Ed, and my father, Raymond. Raymond FRUS was born 1-14-1902, moved to Omaha, NE in 1922, and married Caroline PYCHA 10-27-27. Their four children are Robert, Donald, Vicki (me), and Frances. My gr. grandparents, Frank and Anna FRUS both died in 1911, my grandmother, Fanny FRUS died in 1922, my grandfather, Frank FRUS (jr.) died in 1947 and all are buried in the Bohemian National Cemetery near Williamson. Would like to hear from any other members of this FRUS family or any descendants of this Bohemian community. We are trying to find out where they lived in the Czech Republic. Any information will be appreciated. Thank you.
I am looking for any info on the WYNN (Winn) family living in Adams County, IA, (Isiah Wynn, Laura Wynn and family. I am interested in their child Blance Eva Wynn, who married 1st to James Nathan Hunt and 2nd to Wesley J. Crouch. Any info on any of the above would be great.
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