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Daniel Page

Old Settlers Obituary List

Daniel Page was born in Livingstone, New York, in 1829; came to Iowa in 1855; and died Spt. 20, 1911.
[Source: Annals of Jackson County Iowa, Reprinted from the Maquoketa Record, published by the Jackson County Historical Society, January 1910-December, 1913, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

Charles Palmer


PALMER- Charles Palmer, an old resident, passed peacefully across the dark river, July 5, 1902, at 9:00 p.m. Charles Palmer was born Jan. 2nd 1834 in the state of New York. He came to Jackson County in 1867 and has resided here ever since. He was married to Harriett M. Jacobs on April 9th 1858 and two children were born of this union: George A. Palmer, born Jan. 29, 1860 and died Nov. 19th 1881. A second son, Will Palmer, is still living.

Mr. Palmer's first wife died Feb. 22nd 1862. He was married a second time on Feb. 8th 1863 to Sarah Pritchard, who is still living. Seven children blessed this union: Sarah A. Thompson, Charles Elmer Palmer, Fred C. Palmer, Maud Steadman, Minnie Goddard, Bessie Switzer and Nell Palmer, all living.

The funeral services were held at the home of his son, Charles Elmer, Tuesday forenoon at 10:00, conducted by Rev. Samuel Shepherd of the Congregational Church of Maquoketa. The remains were held until Wednesday morning for interment, awaiting the arrival Mrs. Palmer, who was in New York state visiting relatives. Burial took place in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Mr. Palmer had been afflicted with almost total blindness for several years past, but his general health was fairly good. He was stricken in his bed Saturday morning and lived until evening.

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, Published July 10, 1902] Submitted by Ken Wright

Erven H. Palmer

Dies in Seattle

Erven H. Palmer, of Seattle, Washington, attorney and former Maquoketa resident, died April 30, it was learned here today. He was a son of the late Willard H. Palmer, former Jackson County attorney.

His mother, a brother, and three sisters reside in Seattle, and a brother, Clayton, now resides at Monticello. A sister died in November and a brother, Ray, died suddenly last December.

Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Jackson County, Iowa, May 3, 1946. Submitted by Ken Wright

James Palmer

Old Settlers Obituary List

James Palmer born in Ohio February 25, 1821; came to Iowa in 1864; died June 1911.
[Source: Annals of Jackson County Iowa, Reprinted from the Maquoketa Record, published by the Jackson County Historical Society, January 1910-December, 1913, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

Leila Palmer

Leila Palmer was born in Farmers Creek Township, October 2, 1898 and died at the home of her parents in Maquoketa, March 31, 1909. She was a bright and winsome girl possessing a mind of rare qualities. She had been a member of the Baptist Sunday School ever since she was old enough to begin attendance on such services and had early learned to trust in Jesus Christ as her Saviour and friend. Funeral services were conducted from the home April 2nd, Rev. A. T. Foster officiating. Her body was laid to rest in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, Published April 8, 1909] Submitted by Ken Wright

Willard H. Palmer

Atty. W. H. Palmer Dead
The news which reached here from Davenport Thursday morning, advising friends and relatives of the death of Willard H. Palmer, for many years one of this city's most able attorneys, came as a shock, very few being aware that he was seriously ill. A few weeks ago he left Maquoketa to take up residence in Davenport. The remains will be brought to this city this Friday evening, and the funeral will be held Saturday at 2 P. M. at the Buchner chapel.
[Source: Jackson Sentinel (Maquoketa, IA) Friday, April 29, 1921, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

Jason Pangborn

PANGBORN - At his home in Maquoketa, February 1, 1888, Mr. Jason Pangborn, aged 82 years. Mr. Pangborn was one of the early settlers of Maquoketa and was generally known and respected throughout the community. The funeral will take place from his late residence Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

[Jackson Sentinel, Published February 2, 1888, submitted by Ken Wright]

Herman Arthur Parker

Remains of H. A. Parker Laid to Rest Wednesday Afternoon

Like a lightning flash from a cloudless sky came the word to relatives here that Herman A. Parker of Chicago had passed away at the Ravenswood Hospital. Mr. Parker was a man in the very prime of life that was filled with promise and he with his happy little family looked out upon the world with every assurance of happiness and success. His every visit here made his friendships more numerous, jovial and with delightful personality, he won the esteem of every one with whom he came in contact. A short time ago he suffered an attack of blood poisoning and despite all that could be done by physicians and specialsts, he continued to grow worse until death relieved his sufferings.


Herman Arthur Parker was born January 29, 1881, in Delmar, Iowa. He was the youngest child of Henry and Sarah P. Parker, After attending the local schools he entered the Dixon Business College from which he graduated in 1905. June the 6, 1906, he was married to June E. York of Maquoketa, Iowa. To this union were born two children. Edward B. who died in infancy, and Anna Catherine. who is now three years of age Mr. Parker has been a resident of Chicago for the past eleven years. He has been a steadfast Mason for many years of Iowa Lodge No. 2 o Muscatine, Iowa. August 15, 1920 he was called from this world, being 39 years, 7 months and 7 days of age. He leaves to mourn his loss, his loving wife, a daughter, Anna Catherine, two sisters, Mrs. W. C. Paris, Delmar. Iowa, and Mrs. Emmet Yost, Lost Nation. Iowa, besides many other relatives. The deceased was a member of the Ravenswood Presbyterian Church, of Chicago. Ill. He lived life of great usefulness and was called when his work was completed.

The funeral was held at Delmar Wednesday afternoon, with interment in the cemtcry there. A large number of friends from this city attended the last sad rites and paid their last respects to this splendid young man.

[Jackson Sentinel, Published August 20, 1920, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman]

Frank B. Parkinson

Frank B. Parkinson was born in Crawford County, Iowa. September 15, 1876. He came to South Fork Township, Jackson County, when less than ten years of age where he grew to manhood. Frank was a peaceful young man of steady habits and many regret his untimely demise. He belonged to the Modern Woodman of America, the Elwood Lodge, the Camp attending in a body. Frank was suffering from an acute attack of appendicitus and took an overdose of medicine causing his accidental death.

Mr. Parkinson's remains will be buried at the Godard Church Cemetery, where the funeral took place conducted by Rev. F. Ellis in the presence of a large company of people.

[Maquoketa Record, April 12, 1905, Ken Wright]

Mrs. Allen Parmelee

Cottonville--We were sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Allen Parmelee of Maquoketa. Mrs. Parmelee spent most of her married life in Cottonville and her death occasions her many friends here deep sorrow. We knew her to be a genial, kind and courteous lady. She has left behind her an honorable name. The community unites in offering to the bereaved family kind words of comfort and sympathy.

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Published Iowa, June 1, 1893, submitted by Ken Wright]

John Parmer
Old Settlers' Obituary List
John Parmer, born in Carroll county, Ohio, Jan. 31, 1831, died Jan. 14, 1909. An Old Settler.
[Source: Annals of Jackson County Iowa, Reprinted from the Maquoketa Record, published by the Jackson County Historical Society 1909, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

Malinda J. Anderson Parnell

PARNELL, Malinda J. Anderson was born June 29, 1816, in Rockingham County, Virginia, and died at Elwood, Iowa, April 25, 1908, aged 91 years, 9 months and 26 days. She was married to Y. J. Hiner of Pendelton County, Virginia, October 29, 1840. To them were born five children-Mary J. Patterson of Spencer, Iowa, Hannah Hicks of Elwood, Iowa, J. A. Hiner of Mt. Vernon, Iowa, Hettie J. Beaden of Chamberlain, South Dakota.

May 9, 1854, they bid farewell to their friends and home at Doe Hill, Highland County, Virginia, traveling with a team and wagon loaded with their wearing apparel and camping outfit to make their home in the then far west Brookfield, Clinton County, Iowa. They journeyed on enjoying the scenes of the country through which they traveled until the evening of June 21 when they arrived at Delta, Illinois, where they stopped for the night. Her husband and father was taken very ill and on June 26th died. The people were very kind to her but she was among strangers with five young children, the youngest being five months old. She wrote to her brother Eugenia Anderson, who lived in Jackson County, Iowa. He saddled his horse and went to meet and accompany her and the little family the remainder of their journey arriving here the seventh day of August. She bought eighty acres of land on the wild prairie, had a house built, moving into it about Christmas. The one great ambition of her life was to keep her children together.

March 18, 1858, she was married to J. D. Parnell. To them was born one child, Maria E., the deceased wife of H. H. Hicks. October 1, 1888, she was again left a widow. In the spring of 1890, she went to make her home with her daughter, Hannah Hicks, where she spent the remainder of her life.

At the age of fifteen she gave her life to Christ and united with the Presbyterian church. She spent 77 years in the service of Christ's Kingdom. She sought the Saviour in youth and God gave her length of days. In her younger days she was an active worker in the church. She was a lover of hospitality. She was wise and kind and raised a family of worthy children who remember their mother with affection.

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, Published May 7, 1908] Submitted by Ken Wright

Charles H. Patterson, Sr.


After a long and painful illness with cancer of the stomach, C. H. Patterson, Sr., an old and respected citizen of Maquoketa township since 1856, and one of that townships prosperous and progressive farmers, passed quietly away at the old home, three and one-half miles northwest of this city Tuesday evening at 9 o'clock.

Charles Hamilton Patterson was born in Courtland County, New York, June 22, 1825, and came to Jackson County in 1856, where he has since resided.

In 1847 he was married to Miss Letha Barker, who died June 20, 1857. On July 4, 1858, he was married to Lorinda Pate, with whom he has lived happily ever since, and who, with seven grown children, survive to mourn his loss. The children are Charles H., Jesse, Elmer, William, Archie, Nellie and Viola. All were with him his last days.

Mr. Patterson was a staunch and consistent Democrat, taking much interest in politics and did what he earnestly believed to be right, never stooping to underhanded trickery. He has held the office of Township Trustee and other offices and always fulfilled his duty well.

The funeral was held this morning at 10 o'clock at the late home, Rev. W. C. Macurdy of the M. E. church, preaching the sermon. The attendance was large, many from this city being present. Interment took place in the Bridgeport Cemetery.

[Maquoketa Excelsior, June 27, 1898, submitted by Ken Wright]

Diantha Patterson

Old Settlers Obituary List

Diantha (Nims) Patterson born in New York in 1840; came to Iowa in 1853; died June 15, 1911.-Pioneer.
[Source: Annals of Jackson County Iowa, Reprinted from the Maquoketa Record, published by the Jackson County Historical Society, January 1910-December, 1913, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

Walter Patterson


PATTERSON-At the home of his daughters, 2021 Miami St., Omaha, Neb., Sep. 13, 1888, Mr. Walter Patterson, aged 78 years. Mr. Patterson was born in Cortland County, New York in 1810. He came to Iowa in 1855 and settled on a farm in Jackson County. He remained in Jackson County for thirty-three years. Death removed a devoted wife, Sophia, from him in 1876 and he has lived with his son, Z. S. Patterson at Bridgeport. Last Spring he went to live in Omaha with his daughters, Mrs. A. S. Russell, Mrs. A. M. Reynolds and Mrs. E. A. Haner. His physician said his death was from general breaking down of the system and old age combined. He was a kind and indulgent father and was greatly beloved by his children. His many friends in Maquoketa township will regret to hear of his death.

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, Published September 27, 1888, Submitted by Ken Wright]

Phoebe Dell Paul

Mrs. Phoebe Dell Paul was born in Willoughby County, Canada, near Niagara Falls, on August 21, 1861 and died at her home in Maquoketa Tuesday, October 1, 1912 at 7 o'clock p.m.

With her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan Dell, she came to Iowa when but four years old, settling near Maquoketa. Here she grew to womanhood and became the wife of Edwin Nason, they going to Colorado to make their home. Death claimed her husband and she returned to Maquoketa, making her home with her parents for a time.

Later she went to Davenport and on October 25, 1900, became the wife of A. R. Paul, a commercial traveler of that city, with whom she lived most happily until death again visited the home and left her in widowhood about five years ago.

Early this year she returned to Maquoketa to assist in caring for her aged parents. Her health has been impaired for several years, but she failed rapidly of late and answered the final summons as above stated.

She is survived by an aged mother, one sister, Mrs. Eliza J. Smith of Delmar, and one brother, Freeman W. Dell of Maquoketa.

The deceased was a good woman, respected and loved by all who knew her, a loving wife, a devoted daughter and a kind neighbor. She was a Christian, holding church affiliations in Davenport, where her remains were taken, and where her late husband lies buried. Many friends in this city deeply regret her death and extend their sympathy to those who are bereft.

[Maquoketa Excelsior, Jackson Co., Iowa, Published, October 11, 1912] Submitted by Ken Wright

Daniel Paup

Death of Daniel Paup

We learn form the Lyons Mirror that Daniel Paup, aged 73 years, died in that city on Monday afternoon the 14th, after several weeks illness. He had been ill with dropsy of the heart, and at the last was stricken with paralysis, one side being totally disabled.

Mr. Paup had long been a resident of Jackson and Clinton counties, for some dozen years past living in this city. He had acquired quite large means and reared a numerous family.

For a week previous to his death, his son Daniel, of Spragueville, had been with him; his daughters, Mrs. Sheets and Mrs. Burns (also of Jackson county) were also with him at the close; and a few hours after his death two other sons, William, of West side, and Harrison, of Scranton, Iowa arrived.

Tuesday morning, at eight o’clock, funeral services were held at the house by Rev. E. W. Jeffries, and the family and friends drove with the remains to Spring Brook Jackson county, where the burial took place Wednesday - - his body being laid, according to his request, in the same ground with those of his mother, first wife, and other members of his family.

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, Page 1, March 24, 1881, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman.]

H. L. Peck

— Harry Morse received a telegram Monday from Wellington, Ohio, announcing the death of H. L. Peck, his brother-in-law. Mr. Peck will be remembered by many of our citizens as a partner of Mr. Morse several years ago in the Rockville mills. Mr. Peck was also engaged in the milling business at Canton. He died the night of the 28th aged 54 years.

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, February 2, 1893, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman]

R. A. Pence

Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Pence and daughter Ruth arrived home last Tuesday after a seven weeks auto trip covering 2,200 miles. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. McRobert, parents of Mrs. Pence, remained at Rochester, Minn., where Mrs. McRobert will undergo an operation for appendicitis. The party traveled through South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Minnesota while on this tour, and had a splendid outing. Mr. Pence's parental home at Maquoketa, Ia., was one of the stopping places, as was also Milwaukee, where Mr. Pence visited the Mitchell automobile factory and had his car overhauled and repaired.

[Evening Times (Grand Forks, ND) Tuesday, August 8, 1911, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

Carolyn Pendray


First Woman to Serve in the Iowa Legislature

Mrs. Carolyn Pendray, former Maquoketan and the first woman to serve in the Iowa legislature, died Sunday in a Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, nursing home. She had suffered a stroke in August and hadn't regained her health.

Funeral services and burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Tuesday. Mrs. Pendray, a Democrat, was elected to the Iowa House in 1928 from Jackson County. She was re-elected in 1930 and in 1932 became the only woman to serve in both the house and senate. Her legislature career ended in 1936 when she decided against seeking re-election.

Her husband, the late William C. Pendray, at one time was Mayor of Maquoketa, and manager of the Grahams store in Maquoketa. Mrs. Pendray sold her home in Maquoketa and moved back to her native Mt. Pleasant in 1951. She spent 20 years teaching in the Mt. Pleasant schools, including seven years as Henry county superintendent of schools.

[Maquoketa Community Press, Published November 25, 1958, submitted by Ken Wright]


Ex-Maquoketa Mayor Dies

Maquoketa, Ia., Aug. 5 (AP) – W. J. Pendray, who resigned a week ago as mayor, died today in a hospital at Oskaloosa. Funeral services will be held Sunday in Oskaloosa and burial will be at Mt. Pleasant. He is survived by his wife, Caroline Pendray, former Jackson county state senator and prominent democratic worker in Iowa.
[Omaha World Herald (Nebraska) Saturday, August 6, 1938, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman]

John Penney

John Penney, a prominent farmer of Jackson County, died at his home in South Garry Owen. He had been ill for a week.

Mr. Penney was born in the vicinity of South Garry Owen, June 16, 1859, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Penney, early pioneers of Jackson County. He was married to Hanorah Sullivan on March 1, 1892. Mrs. Penney died several years ago.

Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. David Slattery, Otter Creek and one brother, Timothy Penney, South Garry Owen. Funeral services were held in St. Aloysius church where a requiem mass was read by Rev. A. J. Smith.

[Anamosa Journal, Anamosa, Iowa, Published February 1, 1940, Submitted by Ken Wright]

Charlotte Perham


Another pioneer passes away in her 91st year in this city on April 1st, 1909

Mrs. Charlotte Newton Perham died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. T. Cravens, on East Pleasant street, this city, Thursday, 6 o'clock p.m., April 1, 1909, in her 91st year. She was one among Maquoketa's oldest pioneers, a lady of culture, highly esteemed for her friendly qualities and refinement.

Charlotte Newton was born in Hamburg, Erie County, New York, June 7, 1818; she was married to Russell Perham December 27, 1843. In the spring of 1849, they came to Iowa and located on government land, five miles south of Maquoketa, where they remained until 1858, when they came to Maquoketa, where she has since resided. Mr. Perham died in 1883. Had the deceased lived until April 5th she would have resided continuously for fifty years in the house in which she died.

Surviving are her three children-George B., and Arch N. Perham of Chicago, Mrs. D. T. Cravens of this city and two brothers residing in Hamburg, New York. She was a woman possessing a high standard of intelligence, a remarkable memory, coupled with the descriptive faculties, all of which she retained to the last.

Funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. A. T. Foster officiating. Interment was made in Mt. Hope Cemetery beside the grave of her husband and a son Julius, who died in early manhood.

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, Published April 8, 1909] Submitted by Ken Wright

John Perham

Funeral services for John Russell Perham, 84, of 108 South Otto Street, Maquoketa, were held Saturday, July 6 at 1:30 p.m. at Haylock and O'Hara Funeral Home. The Rev. Jerry Wolcott of Maquoketa United Methodist Church officiated at the services with burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Mr. Perham died Wednesday, July 3rd.

Mr. Perham was born October 28, 1883 in Maquoketa, the son of George and Eliza (Goodenow) Perham. He attended schools in Chicago, Illinois and was a printer. He married Izabel J. Sherman in October 1907 in Rock Island, Illinois.

Surviving are his wife, Izabel; one daughter, Betty Oleata Betts of Serra Vista, Arizona; eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Mr. Perham was preceded in death by his parents, one son, one sister and two brothers.

[Maquoketa Community Press, Published July 9, 1968] Submitted by Ken Wright

Andrew Peters

Old Settlers Obituary List

Andrew Peters born in Maquoketa September 18, 1851; died September 19, 1911.-Was a pioneer.
[Source: Annals of Jackson County Iowa, Reprinted from the Maquoketa Record, published by the Jackson County Historical Society, January 1910-December, 1913, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

George Peters

Death Calls George Peters
George William Peters was born on a farm near Maquoketa, October 12, 1858. He was the son of John and Isabella Peters. In 1880 he was married to Miss Mary Takes and to this union were born two children. One daughter May, who preceded him in death ten years ago and one son, Herbert, who lives in Denver, Colorado. He also leaves one brother, C. V. Peters of Luck, Wisconsin, and three sisters Mrs. Belinda Anderson of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Amanda Taggart of Fulton, Illinois and Mrs. Luvinna Winchip of Clinton, Iowa. Besides the relatives he leaves many friends in and around Maquoketa who mourn his departure. He has been in failing health for several months and passed away at the Becker Hospital Thursday evening, April 29. Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o’clock, from the Buchner Chapel with Rev. Watterson officiating. Interment in Mt. Hope cemetery.

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, May 4, 1920, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman]
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Jessena Wage Peters

The funeral of Mrs. Jessena Wage Peters was held in the M. E. Church on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. Davis of Monmouth officiating and remains laid to rest in the Pence cemetery.

Mrs. Peters id mourned by a large circle of friends, but greatest of all by her husband and children to whom she was a most devoted wife and loving mother. A large concourse of people attended, the Lucky Camp 552, Royal Neighbors of America attended in a body.

Mrs. Peters was 52 years of age and was the mother of six children, two of whom died in infancy, Margaret, Lewis, Helene and Olga at home, Mrs. John Lubben and Mrs. Emma Bolster of Monticello came to see Mrs. Peters on Saturday afternoon and was with her on Sunday when she died.

Those from out of town who came to attend the funeral were Mr. A. C. Bielenberg and wife of Keystone, sister of deceased, Mrs. Hildebrand and daughter Edith of Davenport, Gus Wessel of Wisner, Nebraska, John Lubben and Henry Barrichter of Monticello and Miss Lena Blessing, Mrs. Schmer and Mr. Long and wife of Maquoketa.

[Maquoketa Record, Published May 14, 1907, submitted by Ken Wright]

John Peters

Preston Independent, April 21, 1894--John Peters, formerly of the hardware business in Preston and well known throughout this section, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Erickson, at Missouri Valley, Harrison County, Iowa, on Sunday, April 8th.

[Jackson Sentinel, Published April 26, 1894, submitted by Ken Wright]

Mary Hunter Peters

At her home near Baldwin, Iowa, on the 10th ult., Mrs. Mary Peters, beloved wife of C. C. Peters, aged 38 years, 2 months, and 2 days.

Mary Hunter was born February 17, 1846, in Winnebago Co., Ill., and was married at Millrock, Jackson Co., Iowa, to C. C. Peters, January 28, 1875.

She leaves in great sorrow her husband, two brothers, and three daughters. The latter are not old enough to realize the loss of a mother, in fact, who can do so fully? Thus another patient toiler has been gathered to the quiet rest of the grave, having met and affectionately honored the relationships of daughter, sister, wife, and mother.

A large company gathered at the family residence and in tearful sorrow "looked up" for lessons, instruction, comfort, and grace. Her remains were laid away in the Buckhorn cemetery.

[Jackson Sentinel, Jackson Co., Iowa, May 1, 1884] Submitted by Ken Wright

Anna C. Petersen

Grim Reaper Keeps Busy

Anna C. Petersen, who for some time has made her home with her son J. H. Petersen, near Nashville, passed away at the Ruddy hospital in this city about noon Thursday. The funeral will be held from the Buchner chapel Saturday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. D. F. Boomershine officiating. Interment in the Buckhorn cemetery. Obituary later.

[Jackson Sentinel, Published August 20, 1920, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman]

Charles Petersen


That the Grim Reaper does not always choose the aged as his toll is evidenced in the death of Charles Peterson, one of Maquoketa's splendid young men, whose passing is mourned by a number of friends.

We call Charley a Maquoketa boy, notwithstanding the fact that he had made his home in Anamosa since his discharge from the U. S. Army after the close of the Spanish - American war. But he was born here August 21, 1881 and was an honored graduate of our high school. When the war broke out with Spain, Charles enlisted in the service and served in the Philippines with honor, and the excellent, which we noticed on his discharge plainly shows that his character in the service of his country was of the same high standard which is written on the records of his entire life.

After his discharge he went to Anamosa, securing a position as receiving clerk at the State Reformatory, later accepting a position in the bank in that city. The indoor work proved detrimental to health and he returned to the former work at the prison, remaining there until compelled to give up his work on account of illness. He was taken to the hospital at Oakdale where it was hoped a benefit and perhaps a cure might be effected, but the dread malady had gotten the upper hand and tender care and medical skill proved unable to ward off the inevitable. After six weeks ago Charley was brought to the home of his wife's father, Joseph Raab, in this city, where he passed to the Great Beyond.

He was united in marriage to Miss Bessie Raab, November 22, 1905, to which union three children were born, Alverda, aged 9, Lester, aged 7, and Myrtle, aged 4; these little ones together with the bereaved wife and mother are left to mourn the loss of a kind, indulgent father. Besides these, there survives his mother, Mrs. Harvey Peterson, two sisters and two brothers. The funeral was held this afternoon from the M. E. church, Rev. G. Lemon of Anamosa, assisted by Rev. J. J. Kidder of this city, officiating. Interment was made in the Union cemetery.

[Jackson Sentinel, Published November 27, 1917, submitted by Ken Wright]

Ethel "Effie" Petersen

Ethel "Effie" Petersen, 84, of Sabula, Iowa, died Thursday, December 25, 2003 at Mercy Medical Center-South Campus, Clinton, Iowa.
Funeral Services were held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, December 29, 2003 at Calvary Lutheran Church, Sabula, Iowa. Visitation were from 4:00-8:00 P.M. Sunday, December 28, 2003 at the Calvary Lutheran Church, Sabula, Iowa. An Eastern Star Ceremony was held at 8:00 P.M. Sunday, December 28, 2003. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery, Sabula. Arrangements were made by the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Sabula, Iowa. Memorials may be made to Sabula Ambulance Association, Sabula, Iowa.
Effie was born Tuesday, July 1, 1919 in Davenport, Iowa, the daughter of Edwin and Olga (Stender) Volquardsen. She was a graduate of Davenport High School. Effie married Lester "Pete" Petersen on June 24, 1939 in Decorah, Iowa.
Effie worked for Law-Jones Funeral Home for 27 years. She was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church, in Sabula, the Order of the Eastern Star and the Treasurer of Eastern Iowa Wild Turkey Federation. Effie enjoyed her family and visiting with friends.
Survivors include one sister; one daughter, Karen "Sue" (Roscoe) Hale of Pekin, Illinois, one son Steven Petersen and Judy Grupp of Mountain Center, California; one sister; Ruth Deters of Davenport, Iowa; two grandchildren, Janie Long of Pekin, Illinois and Kelly (A.J.) Rosenblatt of St. Louis, Missouri; and three great grandchildren; Nicholas, Ben and Alex.
Effie was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Lester "Pete" Petersen, two brothers, Chris and Edward Volquardsen and one sister, Marge Erpelding.

[Contributed by Lori Gilbert ]

Asmus Peterson

Maquoketa, Ia., Jan. 29 (AP).-What police believe to have been a murder and suicide was discovered on the farm of Asmus Peterson, six miles north of her this morning, when Peterson was found dead, shot through the head, and his wife was found dead on the front steps of the house with a bullet through her body and a revolver in her hand.

Officers accept the theory that Mrs. Peterson killed her husband and then herself during the night. Two sons who were sleeping upstairs did not hear the shooting.

[Source: Omaha World Herald (Omaha, NE) Friday, January 29, 1926, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

Julius Petram

At Maquoketa, Iowa, on Sunday, Julius Petram was killed by taking a dose of aconite through mistake.

[Jackson Citizen (Jackson, MI) Tuesday, April 20, 1869, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman]

Florence Pfeiffer

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Pfeiffer mourn the loss of their five year old daughter, Florence, who died Monday morning at six o'clock after a brief illness suffering with diphtheria, for which disease the family are now under quarantine. She was a very amiable little child and a great favorite among her playmates. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon and the little body was peacefully laid to rest in Mt. Hope cemetery.

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, Published April 8, 1909] Submitted by Ken Wright

Julia Phelps


PHELPS—In this city, Saturday, March 19th, 1881, Mrs. Julia V.P.J. Phelps, aged 71 years.

Mrs. Phelps was born in Montpelier, Vt. in 1810. In 1832 she was married to the husband she leaves behind, and lived with him 49 years. In 1856, with her family, she came to Maquoketa, and has since made this her home. She was the mother of eight children, four of whom, three daughters and one son, still survive. Mrs. Phelps has been a member of the Baptist Church a great many years and was a consistent Christian. She was respected by all, and in her own family was almost idolized. The good old mother has gone where troubles, cares and pains can never more afflict.


A Card. To the Editors of the Sentinel:

Please express our thanks to the many kind friends who were so attentive during our recent trials.


[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, Page 1, March 24, 1881, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman.]

Letitia Phillips

A pall of gloom swept over this community Sunday evening and it is with the deepest regret that we chronicle the sudden death of Mrs. Robert Phillips, who for years has been a resident of South Garry Owen. As thunderbolt from a clear sky death entered and took with him the mother leaving the children in deepest mourning. Death is very sad, but when it takes one as young as Letitia Phillips it is almost unbearable. In her passing South Garry Owen has lost one of its most noble women, a loving mother, and a true friend.

Mr. Phillips preceded her in death several years ago. Mrs. Phillips leaves to mourn her untimely death five sons and four daughters, John Phillips, of St. Paul, Minnesota; Clem, Joseph, David, Bert, Mary, Letitia, Claire and Stella at home. The funeral was held from the home to South Garry Owen where a Solemn Requiem Mass was celebrated by Rev. Father A. J. Walsh assisted by Father Lien of Fillmore and Father Coffee of North Garry Owen. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery. May her soul rest in peace.

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, Published June 24, 1920, Submitted by Ken Wright]

Howard Phillips

Love Triangle Results in Tragedy.
Cedar Rapids, Oct. 22.-Howard Phillips, wealthy business man of Maquoketa, Iowa, was shot and killed in the streets of Cincinnati by Justus Murray, also of Maquoketa, because of the attentions Phillips was paying Murray's wife.

The Murrays have been separated three months, and it is said their domestic troubles were caused by Phillips, who was a divorced man.

Phillips owned federal bakeries at Coving and Newport, Ky., and Mrs. Murray has been clerking in a drug store at Evansville since her separation. She comes of a wealthy and prominent Maquoketa family.

Murray's father is one of the leading attorneys of Maquoketa.

[Source: Evening Times-Republican (Marshalltown, IA) October 22, 1920, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

Elva L. Roush Pickett

Young Woman Called By Death Wednesday
Weakened By Illness, Operation Proves to Be too Great a Shock
Funeral Service Friday Afternoon

After an illness of four weeks Mrs. Wlliam Pickett passed away at the home of her father, E. N. Roush, in the First Ward at 2:15 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon.

Elva L. Roush was born near Esgate, January 30, 1877, and had spent her entire life in the vicinity of Maquoketa, where she she was highly esteemed by a wide circle of friends, who now mourn her untimely passing.

On February 4, 1914, she was united in marriage to William Pickett of Baldwin, but now a resident of Clinton, and who was by the bedside of his wife when death came.

She was an honored social member of the R. N. A. order and her companionship was ever a delight in her fraternal circles. About three weeks ago she came to the home of her father in this city, and while her health was not good, nothing serious developed until a few days before the end came.

Those surviving besides her husband and father are one son, Jay, at home here; two sisters, Mrs. R. S. Kellogg, of Rock Island and Miss Susie Roush at home here; also two brothers, Elmer and Eugene Roush of this vicinity.

The funeral cortege will leave the E. N. Roush home at one o'clock Friday afternoon for Esgate, where services will be held, Rev. Ed Lowe of Baldwin officiating. Interment in Esgate cemetery.

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, May 11, 1917, submitted by Ken Wright]

Heinrich Piepgrass

A German laborer, named Heinrich Piepgrass, of Lincoln, Iowa, was found dead, in the barn, by his employer, Mr. Chas. Schroeder. He had hung himself. It had been noticed he seemed quite melancholy and dejected of late, as if something was preying upon his mind, and from some remarks he let drop, which were thought nothing of at the time, however, it is supposed that he had contemplated the deed for some time. He was a widower, having lost his wife in Maquoketa two years since.

[Source: Rock Island Argus (Rock Island, IL) June 24, 1871, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

Mrs. LaFayette Pierce

On Wednesday, October 1st, 8 miles south of Maquoketa, Mrs. LaFayette Pierce. The funeral took place on the 3rd. Elder J. W. Hough, officiating.-Record

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, Published October 9, 1884] Submitted by Ken Wright

M. H. Pierce

PIERCE-At his home in Fairfield, Tuesday, October 1st, at six o'clock a.m., 1889, of heart disease, M. H. Pierce, aged 70 years, 7 months and 10 days.

M. H. Pierce was born Feb. 20th, 1819, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; moved to Genesee County, New York, when 9 years old; to Sanduskey, Ohio, when 16; when 20 began a series of travels in the Southern and then Western states; at 25 settled down to farming in Montgomery County, Indiana; in 1855 removed to Winneshiek County, Iowa; in 1866 removed to the farm in Fairfield Township, Jackson County, Iowa, where he has since lived. He married Martha Hughes of Montgomery County, Indiana in 1844, and had five children, four of whom are still living-Joseph G., George D., William B., and Martha Mae. He married his second wife, S. A. Pulver, in Jackson County, Jan. 12, 1864. They have two children, Lester C. and Grace.

Deceased has been in poor health for nineteen months, and for the past eight months had been failing so gradually that weeks instead of days had to be compared to notice the change. His naturally social disposition remained unchanged until about two months ago, but since that time there was little but a mere greeting for his appreciated friends. Never did company prove a more valuable auxiliary to medicine than with Mr. Pierce. The funeral occurred on Thursday at his late home and the remains followed by a long funeral train, were conveyed to Maquoketa and interred in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

He was a most estimable citizen, a good man of honest convictions, more than ordinary intelligence, always upright with those whom he dealt with, and possessed an enduring friendship for his more intimate acquaintances. Of his family there were present at the funeral J. G. Pierce, of Riverside, Cal.; Geo. D. Pierce of Irwin, Iowa; W. G. Pierce of Shelby, Iowa; Mrs. S. H. Hall of Minneapolis, Lizzie Lester and Grace Pierce.

(Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Jackson County, Iowa, October 10, 1889) Submitted Ken Wright

Mrs. F. E. Pike

Funeral of Mrs. F. E. Pike Held Saturday

The funeral of the late Mrs. F. E. Pike was held from the Congregational Church last Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock, the services being conducted by Dr. J. G. Morgan and the Order of Eastern Star. Accompanying the remains to this city from Cedar Rapids, the late home of the deceased, were her husband, F. E. Pike, the son F. E. Pike and wife of Los Angeles, California, and two sisters of Mr. Pike, Mrs. S. E. Ripple of Edgemont, South Dakota and Mrs. Leonard of Hastings, Nebraska.

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, Published April 8, 1919, submitted by Ken Wright]

Mrs. Harriet Pinkerton

Mrs. Harriet Pinkerton, wife of James P. Pinkerton, died at her home near Zwingle, Tuesday June 28th. Mrs. Pinkerton was a sister of Washington Simpson of this city and was 44 years of age. She died very suddenly, probably from blood poisoning. Mrs. Pinkerton was highly respected by the community in which she lived. The funeral occurred on Thursday and was very largely attended. The procession was over one mile in length.

Maquoketa Excelsior, July 2, 1887; Submitted by: Ken Wright

E. S. Piper

STILL AT LARGE.-The scoundrel who defrauded the bank of Geneseo out of $600 is still at large. It is rumored that he played the game at Muscatine the day previous to his call here and succeeded in obtaining $3,700.-Geneseo (Ill.) Advocate, Jan. 31.

The fellow's name we are informed, is E. S. Piper, and he lived for some 12 years at Maquoketa, Jackson county Iowa, where he was detected in burning his own house to get the insurance, and was arrested for manufacturing counterfeit coin, the dies for which were found in his possession. He had the reputation there, of a counterfeiter, horse thief, gambler and scoundrel generally. He had a wife and three children. He came from Ohio, to Maquoketa, and after he left there was heard from in Buffalo, N. Y. It is said he now hails from St. Louis. This is the fellow who recently swindled a Mr. Crane, of Muscatine by forming a partnership with him to purchase pork, getting Crane to endorse his fraudulent drafts for some three or four thousand dollars, and starting for this place with the money to purchase pork barrels. He has not been heard from since.

[Source: The Evening Argus (Rock Island, IL) February 5, 1862, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

Ignatius Poll

Ignatius Poll passed away Sunday at the Moulton Hospital, Bellevue. Mr. Poll was born in Hanover, Germany, February 2,1870, a son of Gerhardt and Theresa Poll. He emigrated to this country with his parents when twelve years of age, and resided on a farm in Jackson Township where he accumulated a competency and six years ago he came to Bellevue and made his home at Peter Maiers's Hotel.

He possessed a quiet, unassuming disposition and will be missed among his relatives and acquaintances, who mourn his untimely death. He leaves one brother, Henry and one sister, Mrs. Louisa Huilman. The body was removed from the hospital to the home of Henry Poll and the funeral was held Wednesday morning from the Catholic Church in Springbrook, the Rev. Father Knapstein officiating. Six nephews acted as pallbearers and burial was made in the church cemetery.

[Jackson Sentinel, November 29, 1926, submitted by Ken Wright]

Dennis Pool

Dennis Pool, well known throughout Jackson County, where he has lived for fifty years, passed away on Sunday morning of a stroke of paralysis. He was born Nov. 26, 1827, in Washington County, Ohio, Nov. 30, 1848 he was married to Mary Jane Merrick. In 1866 they came to Iowa and settled on a farm north of Maquoketa, where Mr. Pool farmed and engaged in the cattle business. Mrs. Pool died in 1909 and shortly thereafter Mr. Pool retired and came to this city, where he has been making his home with his daughter, Mrs. A. L. Blake. He is survived by the following chilren, Mrs. Blake, Mrs. Dolph Campbell, Mrs. Etha Wickers and James Pool of thi city and Sam Pool of Otter Creek. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon from the home of Mrs. Blake and at 2:30 o'clock from the Esgate school house, Rev. I. A. Bartholomew officiating. Interment will be made in Esgate cemetery.

[Source: Maquoketa Excelsior-Record (Maquoketa, IA) July 11, 1916, Submitted by Ken Wright]

Kyle Pool


Kyle Pool, aged 73, died at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday in his home in Maquoketa after an extended illness. Prayer was delivered at the Harrison Funeral Home at Maquoketa by Rev. Wilbur Wilcox of Maquoketa. Funeral services were held at the Monmouth Methodist Church with Rev. Sommerville of Wyoming officiating, burial was in the Monmouth Cemetery. Graveside service was held by the I. O. O. F. Lodge of Maquoketa.

Kyle Pool was born June 25, 1876 near Monmouth, the son of John and Margaret Pool. His entire life was spent in this locality except for a short time prior to his marriage when he worked for the C. N. W. Railway on a bridge construction gang.

He was married to Lutie Hopkins January 10, 1910. They resided on a farm near Wyoming until they moved to Maquoketa 6 years ago. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. Encampment, Canton, Knights of Pythias, Rebekah and Sisters of Pythias Lodges, all of Maquoketa. He was active in all lodge work and had acted as delegate to Grand Lodge and as District Deputy.

He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, a brother Roy of Kansas City and a sister Mrs. Ora Himes of Central City.

[Anamosa Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, Published January 12, 1950, Submitted by Ken Wright]

Blanch (Faber) Poole

Blanch Faber Poole was born near Maquoketa on January 16, 1876, a daughter of Charles and Marion Faber, and died January 23, 1944, in Chicago. When a young girl she, with her mother, moved to Huron, South Dakota, where she attended school and graduated from the University of South Dakota. She prized very highly her diploma, signed by the governor of the state at that time. She then went to Lincoln, Nebraska, where she taught music for seven years, and later attended a school of music in Chicago. She was a very talented musician and her music meant a great deal to her. Later she suffered a rheumatic condition of her hands and gave up teaching music and was a saleslady in one of Chicago's leading department stores for a number of years.

Later coming to Maquoketa, she married William B. Poole, December 4, 1920, and they resided in Iron Hill until 1927, when they moved to Chicago and have since resided there. She cared for her mother for 15 years and had been in very poor health for the past few years.

She is survived, besides the husband, by a brother, O. D. Faber, Davenport; two nieces. Mrs. George Olde, Milwaukee, Elvena Haskins, California; an aunt, Mrs. Emma Williams, Huron, S.D.; a foster brother, Alpha Faber, Davenport; a step - mother, Mrs. Minnie Faber, Maquoketa; and two step - sons, Kenneth Poole, Clinton and Leonard Poole, Maquoketa. She was preceded in death by her father, mother and one sister. Kenneth and Leonard Poole attended the funeral at Mysack's Funeral Home in Chicago north side. Burial was in Archer Wood Cemetery.

[Jackson Sentinel, Published February 18, 1944, Submitted by Ken Wright]

Emily Porter

Mrs. Emily Cushing Porter.

Mrs. Emily Cushing Porter, widow of the late rev. Samuel Porter, died Thursday at Crete, Ill. She was the mother of Miss J. M. Porter, of Crete; Rev. T. A. Porter, Maquoketa, Iowa; Miss Ellen M. Porter, Mrs. Frederick B. Perry, Mrs. A. A. Nilles, of this city, and Mrs. Morton E. Converse, of Winchendon, Mass.

[Source: Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL) Saturday, February 16, 1895, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

Nancy Gruver Porter

The funeral of Mrs. Nancy Gruver Porter, a former resident of this vicinity and with many relatives residing in Clinton and Jackson Counties, occurred at Baldwin Wednesday of last week, conducted by Rev. Boomershine of the Reformed church. Interment was at the cemetery in Monmouth, where several relatives preceded her.

Nancy Gruver was born in Medina County, Ohio, in 1832 and died at the home of her granddaughter in Cherokee, Iowa, September 26, 1914. Mrs. Gruver came to Iowa with her parents in 1852, making the trip from Ohio in a covered wagon.

She was married three times, the first husband being Andrew D. Kelsaw, to whom she was united in 1856. Mr. Kelsaw died in 1857. A year later the widow was taken in marriage by John Posten, who was killed in an accident while sinking a well in the following year. To each of these marriages one child, a girl, was born, one of whom died in infancy, the other, Mary Jane, growing to maturity. The third marriage occurred in 1902 to Mr. H. Porter, whose death followed in 1905.

Deceased was the oldest of a family of eleven children, seven girls and four boys. Of these, but two survive. The last 12 years of her life she resided in Cherokee, Iowa, with her granddaughter.
[Lost Nation Record, October 8, 1914, submitted by Ken Wright]

Nancy Grover Porter was born in Huron County, Ohio, April 20, 1832, She passed away from a short illness incident to old age at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Nettie Ketchum at Cherokee, Iowa, on Sunday, September 27, at the mature age 82 years, 5 months and 7 days. She came to Iowa in a wagon from Ohio and located on a government homestead 3 miles south of Baldwin in the Spring of 1852.

July 13, 1854 she was married to Andrew D. Kelso and lived in Clinton County near Wheatland. Her husband died and left her with a baby boy, who died in infancy. A few years later she married John Postum, and this husband met his death by accident and left her a little daughter. She cared for the child and served in different homes to make a living. The daught grew up and married and she made a home with her daughter. The daughter died and left two children whom the grandmother cared for until a stepmother came into the home. Some years later the stepmother died and left thre children whom she again fostered. In 1902 she married James Porter in Missouri and they made their home in Cawker City, Kansas, until Mr. Porter died, when she made her home with her granddaughter, Mrs. Ketchum in Cherokee, where she resided until her death.

Mrs. Porter was a member of the Methodist church for a great many years. The funeral was from the Baldwoin M. E. church, Rev. D. F. Boomershine officiating. Burial was at the Monmouth cemetery. Besides her grandaughter, Mrs. Nettie Ketchum and three great grandchildren, Herman and James Curry of Baldwin and Fred and Art Daniel of Lost Nation, all nephews survive to mourn her loss.
[Source: Jackson Sentinel (Maquoketa, IA) October 5, 1914, Submitted by Ken Wright]

Nick A. Portz

Funeral services were held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church at Hospers September 8 for Nick A. Portz, 78, of Hospers, who died at the Orange City Hospital September 5, 1973.

Services were conducted by the Rev. Eugene Ceperly and burial was in the parish cemetery at Hospers.

Mr. Portz was born at Springbrook, Jackson County, Iowa, May 9, 1895, son of John B. Portz and Mary Etringer Portz. He farmed in the Hospers area since 1927. He married Mary Pottebaum January 6, 1926, at Alton.

Mr. Portz was a World War I veteran.

Survivors include the widow; two sons, Bernard and Herbert of Hospers; five daughters, Mrs. Ray (Alvira) Youngers of Sheldon, Mrs. Nick (Flora) Hansen of Alton, Mrs. Everett (Charlotte) Von Arb of Lake Wilson, Minn., Mrs. George J. (Cordelia) Hansen of Jeffers, Minn., and Miss Lorna Mae of Hospers; 34 grandchildren and six brothers and a sister.

(Sioux Center News, September 13, 1973) - Submitted by Ken Wright

Alda Lucretia Potter

Death has claimed another and laid his cold hand upon the brow of one of Bellevue's brightest and most highly respected young ladies in the person of Miss Alda Lucretia Potter, who departed this life at the Potter home at Paradise, on Sunday morning, September 21, 1902.

Miss Potter was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Potter and a granddaughter of Elbridge Potter, the founder of Paradise, and during his life one of Jackson County's most prominent citizens.

Alda L. Potter was born at Paradise December 18, 1876, and here was reared to womanhood. She was a graduate of Bellevue High School, completing its course with the class of 1893. She was also a graduate of State Normal at Cedar Falls in the year 1897. She had been following teaching.

[Bellevue Herald, reprinted in the Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, Oct. 9, 1902] - Submitted by Ken Wright

George Arthur Potter

George Potter Dies While Serving In Navy

George Arthur Potter was born near Scotch Grove, Jones County, Iowa, on February 15, 1894, and while yet a small lad he came with his parents to Jackson County and located near Emeline where he grew to young manhood. He enlisted in the Navy on May 22, 1918 and was stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station near Chicago. He had a week's furlough at fair time and was home enjoying a visit with his people and many friends.

He returned to his training camp for duty and was getting ready to go across the sea, when the dread and fatal malady, Spanish Influenza, laid hold of him and carried him off. He died on Sunday September 29th, aged 24 years, 7 months and 14 days, at the hospital at Great Lakes, where all that medical skill and care could do for him was done, but to no avail. His body reached Maquoketa Tuesday evening.

Funeral services were held at Emeline Church on Wednesday, October 2, at two p.m., where a large circle of friends and patriotic citizens gathered to express their sympathy to the family of the departed and their loyalty to a departed sailor who has made the supreme sacrifice for his country. Burial was made in Hickory Grove Cemetery. Mesdames Frank Wilson and Hugo Staack sang consolingly at the church and at the grave Rev. D. F. Boomershine officiated.

His mother died seven years ago. His bereaved father, James Potter, three sisters and three brothers survive to mourn his death and they have this consolation that he gave his life for his flag and humanity. He designated his little sister as his beneficiary, who will be entitled to his government insurance, to be paid in monthly installments for 20 years.

[Maquoketa Excelsior-Record, Published October 4, 1918]
Submitted by Ken Wright

Mary Jane Potter

POTTER - Mrs. Mary Jane Potter was born in Lorraine County, Ohio, June 16, 1842, and died at her home in Monmouth, Iowa, March 26, 1889. About 36 years ago deceased came to Iowa and on August 13, 1862, married James Potter. After the close of the Civil War they moved on their farm in Jones County, Iowa, where they lived until a few months ago, when they moved to Monmouth, Iowa. Of the four children born to them, two are now living, and two are gone on before. The aged parents and one sister in Clay county, and a brother and sister in Dallas county., with the husband, two children and a host of friends are left to mourn their loss.

On March 27, the funeral services were held in the M. E. church in Monmouth, Rev. J. R. A. Hanner preaching the sermon. The church was crowded, thus showing the esteem in which she was held by the community. In June, 1879, the deceased joined the Lutheran church, of which she was a member at the time of her death. During her long and severe sickness she spoke a great many times of her readiness to leave this world. Thus another home is broken, but may there be a reunion, by and by, on the other shore.

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, Published April 4, 1889, submitted by Ken Wright]

N. W. Potter

N. W. Potter Dead

N. W. Potter was born in Iowa on Feb. 2, 1859, and after a protracted illness died at Mercy hospital at Anamosa, Ia., Dec. 23, 1921, aged 62 years, 10 months and 21 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Annie Frye of Highland, Wis., Aug. 30, 1890. To this union 12 children were born, viz.: Mrs. Carl Valtz and Mrs. Carl Mueller, Dubuque; Mrs. Raymond Bickford and Mrs. Will Moore of Canton, Ia.; Will, Pete, Maude, Edith, Jim, George, Louis and Raymond at home. Also by a former marriage he was the father of Mrs. Geo. Wagner of Mobridge, S. D., Mrs. Harry Becker and Mrs. T. W. Schumacher of Maquoketa, Iowa, all of whom together with the wife and other relatives, mourn his departure.

The body came to Maquoketa Saturday morning and on Sunday, Dec. 25, at 10 a. m., funeral services were held at the Buchner chapel and burial in Hickory Grove cemetery, Rev. D. F. Boomershine officiating.
[Jackson Sentinel – Maquoketa, Iowa, December 30, 1921, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman]

Clara Bittner Prandy

Sad Message Was Received
L. J. Bittner Received news of Sudden Death of Daughter This Morning.

Louis J. Bittner received a telegram at 1 o'clock this morning that his daughter, Mrs. Clara Bittner Prandy, had died suddenly at her home in Dubuque. Mr. and Mrs. Bittner, and a sister, Mrs. George Zentner, left at once for Dubuque in response to the message.

Mrs. Prandy was born in 1877 in Guttenberg, and came with her parents to Bellevue when she was four years of age. She was united in marriage to T. J. Prandy who preceded her to the grave several years ago.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ben Benninger of Freeport, Ill., and Miss Blanche of Dubuque; three brothers and two sisters, Otto Bittner of York, Penn., Mrs. George Zentner of Bellevue, Mrs. L. W. Wirtz of Dubuque, Grover and Chester Bittner of Bellevue. She is also survived by her father, Louis J. Bittner and her stepmother, Mrs. Mary Bittner.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning in Dubuque.

[Bellevue Herald, Published May 31, 1929, submitted by Ken Wright]

Daniel D. Priaulx

Daniel D. Priaulx, son of Elizabeth Balwell and John Priaulx of Guernsy Island, was born at Iron Hills, April 4, 1856. His parents came to America on their wedding journey and settled in Guernsy County, Ohio, a few years later moving to Iowa.

When the subject of this sketch was about eight years of age the family moved to Buckhorn, six miles west of this city, where he obtained his early education. Later through his own efforts he was enabled to enter Valparaiso College. Where he was considered one of the most thorough and brilliant students of that institution.

For several years he was principal of the schools at Wyoming and later acted in that capacity in Maquoketa. Later he became proprietor of the Maquoketa Excelsior, which he continued to edit and publish for several years. He passed peacefully to his rest, Tuesday, August 3rd.

He was married August 5th, 1890 to Miss Cora Stevens. To them have been born three children: Duro, Piere and Dora.

The funeral took place from the residence of Dr. J. A. Carson, Friday afternoon, attended by the Eastern Stars and Masonic Order. Rev. W. D. Lewis, pastor of the Congregational church officiated, with interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, Published August 12, 1909, submitted by Ken Wright]

Pioneers and Old Settlers - Called to Their Final Summons
D. D. Priaulx was born in Jackson county, Iowa, in 1856, and died in Maquoketa, August 3rd, 1909; prominent teacher and editor.
[Source: Annals of Jackson County Iowa, Reprinted from the Maquoketa Record, published by the Jackson County Historical Society, January 1910-December, 1913, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

O. G. Prime

O. G. Prime was born in the state of Maine 73 years ago. In the early days of Jackson County, when Maquoketa was but a struggling village, he came here and settled, establishing a wagon factory. It was his privilege to see Maquoketa grow from a small village to the city it now is and the part he took in its growth was no small one. He was a man of perseverance and industry, and although an old man, continued to work at his trade up to a few years ago, when ill health forced him to give it up.

Deceased was well known and popular and a useful and respected citizen and neighbor. The children and brothers and sisters will have the sincere sympathy of all. Survivors of the deceased are two brothers - D. W. of Brandon, Vermont, and O. B. of Ironwood, Michigan; two sisters - Mrs G. W. Engle of this city and Mrs. A. N. Herbert of Junction City, Oregon; three daughters, Mrs. R. H. Morris of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. E. J. Kullmer of this city and Mrs. D. H. Sweet of Davenport, and one son, Arthur of Fort Dodge. His wife and one son preceded him in death.

[Jackson Sentinel, Published August 30, 1900, submitted by Ken Wright]

Esther Baty Streets Prindle

Esther L. Baty Prindle was born in Ohio in the year 1843. She was married to Tolbert Streets with whom she lived happily until death separated them. Three children were born to this union. After Mr. Streets death she was married to Thomas Prindle, who also departed this life many years ago. She resided on a little farm near Nashville until two years ago when on account of ill health she removed to Maquoketa, making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Jack O'Brien, where she died on Friday evening, February 5th at 8:30 o'clock from heart trouble. Funeral services were held from the O'Brien home Monday at 10:00 a.m. and burial was made in Streets Cemetery north of Iron Hill, the Salvation Army sisters officiating.

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, Published February 11, 1909]
Submitted by Ken Wright

Jared Prindle

Pioneers and Old Settlers - Called to Their Final Summons

Jared Prindle was born in N. Y. in 1824 and died in Maquoketa, May 3, 1910; was an old settler and veteran of civil war.
[Source: Annals of Jackson County Iowa, Reprinted from the Maquoketa Record, published by the Jackson County Historical Society, January 1910-December, 1913, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

Mary Wilcox Prindle

Old Settlers Obituary List
Mary Wilcox Prindle was born in Michigan in 1840; came to Iowa in 1860; died in Maquoketa April 26, 1913.
[Source: Annals of Jackson County Iowa, Reprinted from the Maquoketa Record, published by the Jackson County Historical Society, January 1910-December, 1913, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

O. J. Prine

One Prominent Man at Cedar Rapids Driven to Suicide.
Special Dispatch to the World-Herald

Cedar Rapids, Ia., Aug. 22.-Changing winds and showers today broke the terrible hot spell that has hung on for twenty-five days. Within twenty-four hours three men have gone insane from the heat. Two are under restraint and O. J. Prine, formerly a wealthy manufacturer of Maquoketa, suicide.
[Omaha World Herald (Omaha, NE) Thursday, August 23, 1900, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

O. B. Prior

O. B. Prior, one of Jackson county’s pioneers, died at his home at Miles Wednesday afternoon at four o’clock after a lingering illness of several months suffering with a complication of disease and old age.

[Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, October 25, 1921, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman]

William Prope

William Prope passes away at his home east of Andrew at 6 a.m., following an illness of three years duration. Mr. Prope was born near Garryowen, November 5, 1879 and was 54 years of age at the time of his death. He was united in marriage to Sarah Horan, who survives. The deceased was a member of the Catholic church.

Funeral services were conducted from the home to St. John's Catholic church at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday morning with requiem high mass by the Rev. J. G. Schmitz. Rev. Frommelt of Dubuque and Rev. Meyerhoffer of Placid, assisted.

Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Jackson County, Iowa, March 13, 1934
Submitted by Ken Wright

James Prosser

James Morgan Prosser, a pioneer of the county passed away at 12:30 Sunday at the home of his son, Richard Prosser on South Main Street, Maquoketa. Mr. Prosser had been in ill health for two months. On Saturday he suffered a third stroke of paralysis from which he never rallied.

James Prosser was born in Wisconsin, April 5, 1849, and came to Iowa in 1854. He was married here to Miss Rebecca Cartee , who passed away 19 years ago and since her death he has made his home with his sons. Mr. and Mrs. Prosser were the parents of four children, Ernest, who died at the age of four years; Maude, who died at the age of 19 years; Richard and James, both of Maquoketa.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday at two o’clock from the home, Rev. D. F. Boomershine officiating. Interment will take place in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

[Maquoketa Excelsior-Record, Published July 04, 1916, submitted by Ken Wright]

Carlos B. Prosser

Old Settlers' Obituary Report
Carlos B. Prosser born In New York State 1841; came to Iowa, 1851; died July 2, 1906. Pioneer.
[Source: Annals of Jackson County Iowa, Reprinted from the Maquoketa Record, published by the Jackson County Historical Society 1906, submitted by M.K.Krogman]

Minnie Conley Putman

The death of Mrs. Ralph Putman, 50, the former Minnie Conley of Bellevue, late Tuesday afternoon in a Pierre, South Dakota hospital, brought to three the number of dead resulting from what Chief of Police Walter Frazer, of Pierre, described as a quarrel between husband and wife.

Mrs. Putman died as the result of burns suffered early Monday evening when her husband drenched her with gasoline and ignited it, the chief said. Putman fleeing to his home, then shot and killed Policeman Alva Burnett, 54, of Pierre who with three other officers were attempting to take him into custody, and then killed himself.

Putman and his wife had been quarreling all afternoon when the woman fled to the home of friends. Putman trailed her there and threw gasoline over her clothing and then set her afire. She died about 22 hours later.

Returning to his home about two blocks away, Putman barricaded himself in the residence and four Pierre officers went there and called upon him to surrender. Putman tossed a pistol outside and Officer Burnett started inside the house when a shotgun blast struck him and killed him outright.

Then Putman fled to the basement and put the shotgun in his mouth, discharging it and blowing away part of his head.

The couple operated a filling station and cabin site outside Pierre. Both will be buried in Bellevue.

[Maquoketa Community Press, Maquoketa, Iowa, Published June 15, 1944] Submitted by Ken Wright

Jacob Putnam

DUBUQUE, Iowa, Sept. 2.-Jacob Putnam, and old resident of Bellevue, has been missing for some time. He started for home with his gun, and nothing was seen of him until to-day, when his body was found floating in the river near the mouth of the Maquoketa River. It appears from circumstances that he twisted a grape-vine around himself, tied it to his body with two handkerchiefs, and placed a stone about his neck, and then waded into the water and shot himself. He has been insane for over a year.

[Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL) Friday, September 3, 1880, submitted by Mary Kay Krogman]

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