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Looking for Leaverie Angeline Berry's parents

Berry, Leaverie Angeline b. 1824; m. 1843 to Williams, Conrad Winemiller, b. 1821 in Montgomery co TN; they married in Henry Co. IA. Looking for Leaveries parents.After marriage Conrad and Leaverie lived in Ottumwa, Wapello co IA. In 1850s they went west.


James Warner Boots Family

Looking for information on the James Warner Boots family who lived in Franklin Co., Iowa. He married Helen L. Lower on 14 April 1886 in Franklin Co., Iowa. Any info would be helpful.

My e-mail would be

Thank you so much, Pat Esterday.

Mary Ann Hathhorn

Looking for death and cemetery info on Mary Ann Hathhorn.

Her husband was George W Hathhorn.

They lived in both Keokuk and Mahaska Counties in Iowa.

Mary died on 27 May 1854, supposedly at her parents (John & Rachel Ripley) home in Des Moines County.

No positive record of her death or burial has been found.

[Submitted by smhathho]

Matteson & Brannan

Looking for marriage records for a Herbert John Matteson and an Isabella 1869

Also death record for Isabella Matteson date 1876

Also marriage record for a Herbert John Matteson and Sara Brannan 1877

Isabella and Sara were sisters, daughters of Joseph William and Nancy Ann (Bacon) Brannan

Items could be found in Union county or Marion county as both have vitality of presence in each county.

Old family bible says that Isabella is buried at Red Rock cemetery, but as most people know that cemetery is at the bottom of Red Rock lake. Any information would be greatly appreciated as I am needing documentation of all these event.

Penny Marshall Fringer

Roy McCan

I'm looking for any information on my great grandfather Roy McCan. According to his marriage record he was born abt. 1871 in North Dakota to William McCan and Sarah Collman. He married Bessie Butcher, 17 November 1912, in Onawa, Monona, Iowa. They made their home in Dunlap, Harrison, Iowa and had two children Vernon and Mack. He disappeared 8 January 1914.

The only information we have comes from two newspaper articles. The first ran 23 January 1914 in the Times Republican titled "Dunlap Blacksmith Missing" and the second ran 30 January 1914 in the Webster City Tribune titled "Looking for Roy McCan." From the articles the Sheriffs of at least 3 counties were looking for him. He was described as 41 years of age, 5ft 10in, about 200 lbs with black hair and a dark complexion. The articles stated that he had done nothing wrong, but had been recovering from being seriously ill when he went looking for work and it was feared that something had happened to him, that he might be in a hospital or some other location and unable to communicate his identity.

Any information on his parents William McCan and Sarah Collman would also be appreciated as at this point I only know their names from Roy and Bessies marriage record.

Kathleen McCan

Mollie (Sterger) Miller

I’m looking for my Great Grandmother Mollie Sterger Miller Of German decent.

DOB 7.19.1906 in Longmount, Colorado; DOD 5.24.1928 in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa;

Married to Leo Henry Miller, 1922, Minnesota; Divorced before death.

We have no idea why she was in Iowa. After her wrongful death she was donated to the Carver Medical College. After that no one knows if she was cremated or buried. I would love to find her burial site. She has a findagrave page.

My grandmother lost her mother when she was three years of age. She was sent to live with her Aunt Eva Sterger Stroud & her grandparents Johann Adam Sterger & Katherine Elizabeth Eichorn Sterger, immigrants from Russia/Prussia.

I bound and determined to find her for my 87 yr old grandmother.

Thank you so much,

Tamara Schroeder Howard

Silas Morlan

I am searching for information on Silas Morlan who enlisted 8/12/1862 in Company G, 36th Infantry Regiment. He was discharged on 3/23/1865 at Keokuk,IA.

[Queried July 2014, submitted by Debra Caldwell Graham]

Daniel (Dan) Peterson, Sweden, US, Iowa, Wisconsin, Iowa

I am looking for information about Daniel (Dan) Peterson.
He was born 1886 in Sweden of a fishing family.
His father's name was Peter August Svensson and his mother's name was Anna Maria Holgersdaughter.
1910 he became a sailor and came to Boston about the 1912.
He worked for the railroad?
In the 1915 census he lives in Colfax, Iowa.
In the 1930 census the family lives in Rusk, Wisconsin.
He is now married to Nellie M Peterson, they have two daughters, Welmea and Valmea.
In 1940, Daniel and Nellie is back to Iowa Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa.

Their Daughters, I have no information about. It would be nice to hear if there are any descendants that I cantell his Swedish story and send some pictures from his grown up on Aspo, Blekinge Sweden.

It would be fun if there were grandchildren of Daniel. In Sweden still live two cousins, Birgit and Bernt.They are the children of Daniel's brother Algot.

Bjorn Pettersson

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E. T Salisbury

I'm looking for E. T. Salisbury, husband of Winifred C Welton Salisbury. I have had no success finding E. T. Salisbury in Iowa. I'm guessing his birthdate would be between 1875-1890.

Winnifred E Salisbury is buried in the Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa. Winifred's head stone says, "Winnifred E. wife of E. T. Salisbury, 1888-1911. Winifred's headstone should read 1888-1916. Winifred's parents are Orlo D. and Hattie V Smith Welton. She is buried next to her mother.

Winifred and E. T. Salisbury had not children. Winifred was married to Wm C. Bryer in August 1905. They divorced and had no children.

I have not been able to find a marriage date for E.T. and Winifred Salisbury.

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Seeking Descendants of William & Miriam Wilson

I am the great grandson of William and Miriam Wilson who lived on a farm near Morning Sun that was started by William's father, John, in 1839.

William and Miriam had 12 children, one of which was my grandfather Renwick Garrett Wilson. Another of their sons was Iowa State Senator, Samuel Wilson, who died in 1927. Samuel is easy to track because of his long obituary found on the Internet.

If it weren't for that obit, I wouldn't know any Wilson family history as I was born and raised in San Diego and my grandfather died before I was born. Apparently he did not keep in touch with Iowa Wilson's nor did my father, John Wilson, who died in 1969 when I was 14.

I am interested in communicating with some cousins who understand the direct link to Miriam and William or who can easily explain our relationship. Sometimes those charts are confusing to me, especially with name changes because of marriage.

Ken Wilson

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