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Fourth Quarter 1997

  • TICE
    I am looking for information on the Tice family who lived in Redfield, Dallas Co, Iowa around the 1900's. Manson Tice, son Daniel, grandchildren Edna, Owen, Clarice, Eva, Omar. I know they moved to North Dakota and then to California. I am not sure of the dates of these moves. Owen was born in Redfield about 1896 and moved to CA in the 1920's. Owen's siblings were all born in Redfield according to a family member, but dates are unknown. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Date: Dec 31, 1997         Contact: William W. McGowan

    Seeking information on the ancestors and descendants of the children of Stephen and Andiziah (Hudson) Adams b MD. Stephen died in HIghland Co, OH in 1845 and much of his family moved to Dallas Co, IA. Two sons, James and John married sisters, Mary "Polly" and Azuba Davis daughters of Ebeneezer and Elsie Davis both b NY who lived in Perry twp, Brown Co, OH. Lynn Olivier, 1613 Hewitt Av, St Paul MN 55104-1221.
    Date: Dec 30, 1997         Contact:
    Lynn Olivier

    Looking for McBride family that lived in Dallas County after 1860 and until about 1889. Family included mother, Elizabeth McBride and several sons including Emanuel P. McBride who was my great grandfather. Any help would be appreciated. Think that some members of the family are buried in Earlham Cemetery. Can anyone help me?
    Date: Dec 12, 1997         Contact:
    Wanda Wright

    Am looking for info on William Brewer b. ca. 1821 in (Greene Co.?), PA. Married Jane Schultz in Porter Co., IN. They settled in Dallas Co., IA ca. 1848. They both probably died near Adel, Dallas Co., IA. Jane died before 1856 and William died in 1870's. When did they die and where are they buried?
    Date: Dec 11, 1997         Contact: Dale C. Brewer

    Looking for any info re: John Adam Fey, b. 1852 in Germany; moved to Washington Township, Dallas County in late 1800's; married Emma Saviila Kemmerer; had many children incl my grandmother, Mable, and others incl Lucy, Carl, Alice and Clara. Later moved to Perry. Died in 1927. I'm looking for anyone with information on this family. Thank you. Lee Creighton, Olympia, WA.
    Date: Dec 9, 1997         Contact: Lee Creighton

    Leander Winslow, b. January 11, 1858 in Linden, Dallas, IA. Had at least brother Charles, sister Sarah (who m. a Smith). Am looking for other siblings, confirmation of parentage. He was my g-grandfather. Married Margaret Ellen Leonard (b. May 9 1863, Richmond, Wayne, IN) July 4, 1882. She grew up in Linden. Who were her siblings?
    Date: Dec 6, 1997         Contact: Noel Beddow Marcy

    I am looking for information regarding the family of Elbert W. Hunt, born in 1872 in Illinois and died in 1945. He was married January 7, 1897 at Guthrie Center, Iowa to Mary Ada Herron, born March 7, 1877 at Wichita, Iowa, Guthrie County. The couple had six children and lived in Guthrie, Greene and Dallas Counties. After the death of her husband, March 17, 1945, Mary retired from the farm life, and made her home with a son, Ardus E. Hunt, at 910 Park St., Perry, Iowa, where she resided until her passing away on July 9, 1961 at the Dallas County Hospital, Perry, Iowa. If you have any information regarding this family, I would appreciate knowing about it.
    Date: Dec 3, 1997         Contact: Jeff Hunt

    I have Oliver Perry Clark, b. 1824, Vermillion Co, m. Mary Jane Armstrong, b. 1825, OH. They married and lived in Vermillion Co. in 1850, in 1856 moved to Dallas Co. Mary Jane is daughter of Martin Armstrong and Elizabeth Atchison. All are buried near Redfield in Dallas Co., IA. Seeking info on siblings and parents.
    Date: Dec 1, 1997         Contact: Mary Tibbetts

    I have Pleasant Parker, b. abt 1777, VA, m. Sally or Sara Dillard, and their son, Joseph, b. 1803, KY, d. 1875, IA, m. Margaret Metcalf, b. 1799, KY, d. 1888, IA. Joseph and Margaret m. 2 Aug 1824 in Clay Co KY. In 1840 lived in Wayne Co IN. In 1856 moved to Dallas Co, IA and are buried there. I am seeking information on where Pleasant and Sally died and are buried. Also Margaret is the dau of Norris Metcalf and Mary Jane Claypool and would love to find out more about them. I have much information to share.
    Date: Dec 1, 1997         Contact: Mary Tibbetts

    Looking for any information on these lines from Dallas County. I have extensive information on the Benson line compiled by other Dallas County researchers. Particularly looking for any information on Smeltzer's from Dallas County prior to 1925 or so. Have located my g-g-grandfather and g-g-grandmother in Van Meter area (James Smeltzer, b. abt 1838 and Louisa Jane Beetley.) They are buried in the Union Chapel Cemetery near Van Meter. Came west from Galesburg, Illinois area in 1860's or 1870's. James Smeltzer was apparently born in Pennsylvania although I have not located records to document that yet.
    Date: Nov 27, 1997         Contact: John F. Smeltzer

    I am looking for any information or descendants of John M. Roberts and Harriett (Bondurant) Roberts. They had a son Joseph Richard who married (2) Caroline Eugenia Weston in Polk County in 1894; a daughter Ellen who married a Freestone. I have reason to believe that some of the descendants of this family may still be in Dallas County, Iowa. Caroline "Carrie" was my great-grandmother. Her grandfather, Elias Weston is buried in a cemetery near downtown Des Moines within view of the capitol building. My grandmother, Blanche Mae Roberts, was born in Dallas County, Iowa, 9 November 1902. Joseph Richard, Caroline, and family left Iowa and went to Texas (Liberty County) in the early 1900's. Would be happy to share information with anyone researching these families.
    Date: Nov 20, 1997         Contact: Betty Gosdin

    Looking for descendents of William. J. Davies, b. Wales, d. St. Paul, KS, 1878. Came to America to settle in Dallas Co. in 1860. Had children: Issachar, Jr., Zebulon, Lucretia, Jane, and Dan. Remarried to Caroline (Ashmore) Higginbotham who was a widow with 7 children: Mary Saphronia, Julia A., Cassandra, James, George, and Harriett Janette Higginbotham. This family later moved to St. Paul, Neosho Co., KS.
    Date: Nov 16, 1997         Contact:
    Ann Baughman

    Nathaniel McKean lived (1860 census) in Spring Valley Twp, Dallas Co, IA. Also, interested in Cornelius McKean, George McKean, and Jasper McKean. All in Dallas or Spring Valley Twp's. Nathaniel moved to Dallas Co, IA from Crawford Co or Washington Co, MO. One daughter, Sarah Jane, married George Washington Holt, Sr, 1844 in Cole Co, MO. Interested in any family information.
    Date: Nov 16, 1997         Contact: Hollis Davison

    I am looking for Frank, b. 1865, and Lizzie (Steep), b.1872, Wolf and their nine children: Clarence, b. abt 1890, m. Doris Wiles; Clifford, b. abt 1892; Jacob, b. abt 1895, m. Zoldie Clark; Olive, b. abt 1896, m. Ira F. Bowles; Robert, b. abt 1901, m. Leona Day; Florence, b. abt 1902, m. Crow Moore; Albert, b. abt 1907, m. Beverly Gibbons; Leo, b. 1908, m. Ruth Brown; and Ruby, b. abt 1912, m. Jim Mircle. The Wolf family left Grand, Oklahoma and settled in and around Adel, Iowa around 1926 to 1928 where most of them remained. The first five children were born in Kansas and the last four were born in Oklahoma. I have researched Frank Wolf's parents and his three brothers and one sister from the early 1800's to the present time. I have detail data on 544 individuals which are all blood relatives. However, Frank and Lizzie Wolf's family and their descendants are all I am lacking. Information I have received is that most of them are buried in the Adel, IA. area. Any detail information on the Wolf family would be appreciated. Thanks in advance for any assistance. Roger Smith, Wichita, KS.
    Date: Oct 30, 1997         Contact: Roger Smith

    Looking for Thomas Jefferson Martin, b. in Ohio in 1851. He married Zillie Deeter in Perry, Dallas County, IA. in 1873. Moved to Iroquois, SD around 1903 where he live until his death in 1924. Sons & daughters were Charles, Bert, Frank, George, Belle, Cora, Amanda, Minnie, Nellie. Would like to correspond with anyone that has information as to Thomas J. Martin's parents.
    Date: Oct 29, 1997         Contact: Terry L. Martin

    My great-grandfather, Jesse Thomas Hall, lived around the Linden area in Dallas County. He is buried in the Brethren Cemetery north of Panora, near Yale, Guthrie County. He was born in 1838 in Grant Co., Indiana and died in 1896. I know the names of his parents, James and Rachel (Moorman) Hall. His sisters and brothers were Lavina Alice, James Eliot, Oliver Perry, Eli Ellsworth, and Lionel Elbert, all born between 1860 and 1876 in Guthrie or Dallas Co., except the eldest who was born in Indiana. I would like to hear from anyone who may have an interest in this Hall family or who may think that they are related. I especially want to find out the names of the parents of my g-g-grandfather, James Hall, b. ca 1800 in North Carolina, died about 1855 in Grant Co., Indiana.
    Date: Oct 19, 1997         Contact: Lorraine Keith

    I would like to make contact with anyone researching the Coulter, Cronk, McGriff, Chance, and Short families of Dallas Co., Iowa. My husband, Ken, is descended from James F. and Mahala Martin Coulter who settled in Dallas County, Iowa between 1865 and 1867. James' son, Edgar Elsworth, is my husband's grandfather. Edgar was married to Mary Elizabeth Cronk, whose parents were Eli and Elizabeth J. (Chance) Cronk. Ken's parents were Guy Newton and Opha Junnetta (McGriff) Coulter. Orpha's parents were Sanford Milton and Castina (Short) McGriff. I have lots of information to exchange.
    Date: Oct 16, 1997         Contact: Sandra J. Coulter

    I am researching Perry Samuel Keller, he was born 6/1858 in Wisconsin. He married Elizabeth May Sutton on 7/31/1881. They had a son named Charles Grover, born 7/15/1888, Dallas Center, Iowa. They lived all their lives in Iowa. Any info would be great. Thanks
    Date: Oct 13, 1997         Contact: Linda Hermans

    Looking for Jerimiah C. Bennett, b. 30 Mar 1856 in Indiana. Married Mary C. Smith on 30 Aug 1883 in Adel, Iowa. They had 8 children: Anna, b. 20 June 1884; Bertha, b. 29 July 1885; Frank, b. 21 Dec 1886; Hattie 18 June 1889; Cyrus, b. 21 Oct 1890; David, b. 3 Apr 1893; Addie, b. 1 Mar 1895; and George, b 26 Feb 1897.
    Date: Oct 11, 1997         Contact: Linda Laz










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