The surname that I am principally interested in is
ACHESON. I have a biographical sketch from Washington County that states
"David Acheson" was among the earliest settlers in Muscatine County.
He had several sons in the early to mid 1800s, and I would be interested
in ANY information about Achesons during the period 1800-1900. David married
Elizabeth Law Acheson who later lived (and probably died) in Louisa County.
Five possible children would be George Acheson who later became an attorney
in Fairfield), Robert J. Acheson, Rev. James Mitchell Acheson (who later
resided in Washington County), John Law Acheson, James E. & James R.
Researching AGAR, BOHNSACK, DELANEY, PADESKIE or PAZDENSKE,
ROWING, SCHULTZ & WAGNER
I am searching for information on the Anderson
families of West Liberty, Iowa and the surrounding counties. The oldest
name I have is O. K. Anderson born in Sweden.
We are looking for information on the ANTHONY
line. Beginning with Edyth Adelia ANTHONY b. 3-28-1898 Muscatine, Iowa,
d. 6-28-1988 Cloverdale, CA. She married on 6-5-1919 Arlo Willis ROWE b.
4-11-1893 Mansfield, Ohio, d. 1-18-19961 Los Angeles, CA. Her parents:
William Thomas ANTHONY b. 3-30-1870 Muscatine, Iowa d. 1-14-1960, m. on
4-10-1890 to Amanda Amelia STORMS b.1-15-1870 Muscatine, Iowa, d. 4-1909
Muscatine, Iowa. William Thomas' parents: Thomas Jefferson ANTHONY b. 9-18-1836
Clinton, Ohio, d. ? Dodge City, Kansas, m. Hattie CHADWICK. Thomas Jefferson's
parents: Thomas Clark ANTHONY b. abt 1800 prob. Virginia m. on 10-24-1822
Ohio to Judith Timberlake b. abt 1808 Salem, Indiana. Thomas Clark's father
was Clark Morman ANTHONY b. abt 1780 probably Virginia. Any information
that you can share will be much appreciated. I do have quite a bit of information
on descendent lines - some names are JARVIS, KEMP, TEAGUE, SULLENGER, STORMS
and others. I have a home page through Family Tree Maker and the address
where here is some of our genealogy. Again, many thanks!
In 1843 Lyman HINE, pioneer Muscatine settler from
Portage Co, OH, m Mary Ann BRANNON, also said to be from OH. After being
widowed Mary Ann m George W. Jackson, and a third m was to L.W. Swafford.
Mary Ann d in 1872. Who were her parents? Where is she buried? Jackson
and Swafford info not needed.
Hiram BROOKS, son of Cooper BROOKS & Sophia TUTTLE
of Canton, NY; b 1815 d 10 June 1876 Suissun, CA; married Isabelle Jane
CLENDENIN 3 Apr 1845 in Muscatine, IA. Isabelle b 26 Aug 1824 in Lancaster,
PA, d 10 Jun 1886 in Suissun, CA.
My gg grandparents lived in Muscatine County from the
late 1850s with other members of the family continuing to live there, I
presume. I am trying to locate the parts of the family that we have lost
touch with who continued to live in Muscatine County. My great great grandmother's
maiden name was Margaret Hurley. She married twice. The first Breen brother,
John Breen, was my gg grandfather. After he died, she married his brother,
I do not know the name. There were two families, my great grandmother of
the 1st family, Catherine Breen married Michael Flynn in Muscatine County
in 1864. Later, they moved to Adair County. The families I am trying to
locate are descendants of Robert Breen, or Rob as he was called, and John
The second family children were Jane & Michael Hurley Breen who were twins. Jane married a John Abbott. The other sister was Mary Ann Breen. Both Michael and Mary Ann attended the University of Iowa. I believe, Dr. Mary graduated in 1898. She practiced medicine in San Francisco for many years. Any help would be appreciated.
My Great grandmother Jane BUTCHER, dgt of John BUTCHER married William H. REEDER in 1876, Muscatine Co. IA. I am looking for Jane's mother's (Lovina or Louise) maiden name along with William REEDER'S father's name. William was born Jan 1849 in IL. Any information on William REEDER would be appreciated. I can't find much information on REEDERs in Muscatine Co. There are a lot of them in Cedar Co, but I have not been able to make a connection between any of them and William. Thanks much.
My genealogical world seems to revolve around
Muscatine. My direct ancestral clans are PURCELL, CONNOR,CHATTERTON, HOUVENAGLE,
PARVIN et al. I'm sure I've left someone out. Collateral families are BEIL,
MIDDLETON, LONGFELLOW, et al. I have a couple of queries and even though
I've learned much about my Muscatinite forebears, have two genealogical
puzzles. 1. I'd like to know the maiden name of my great-great granny.
George Washington CONNOR as born in Orange Co. New York in 1826.He came
to Iowa in the 1840s with his brothers. His wife's name was (Oh, gawd,
my notes are someplace else!) Melinda. That's what it was. Anyway, I'm
pretty sure they wed in Muscatine County in the late 1840s or early 1850s.
2. My HOUVENAGLE forebear was ol' Benedict born in Belgium in 1814. His wife was Deanna or Diana PERCY. I Know she was born in Virginia and I even have a copy of her obit. But I don't know a thing about her parents who subsequently are my forebears, too. Forgive me for being short on details,but I was a work when I stumbled upon this web page and away from my data. I was so excited, I decided to write. I'm planning a trip to Muscatine this summer to visit the Holy Land and pay my respects at various graves in Muscatine and Scott counties (I believe the Houvenagles are buried in Scott Co.)
I am looking for information on the parents of Evangeline
(b. 1855, Muscatine Co.) and Charlotte (b. 1858, Muscatine Co.) CHEATEM/CHEATON/CHEATHAM/CHEATHEM
in Muscatine County. They were orphans, according to an elderly family
member. In 1860 Evangeline was living with the William FULMER family in
Seventy-Six Twp. Charlotte was living with the Levi CROSS family, also
in Seventy-Six Twp. In 1870 both girls were with the Levi CROSS family.
I believe Levi and Elizabeth CROSS were the girls' grandparents. In 1874
Evangeline was married "at my granmas home in Muscatine County" to Silas
RHODES. Their first son was born in Shelby County in 1875. Evangeline and
Silas moved back to Muscatine County, to a farm near West Liberty, after
1908. Evangeline died in 1921 in Wagner, S.D. at her daughter's home. I
do not have any more information on Charlotte.
John CLENDENIN b 1795 Ireland d 15 Nov 1877 Sweetland
Twp, Muscatine, IA. John CLENDENIN married Margaret HAMILTON 15 Sep 1822
at Lancaster, PA. Margaret HAMILTON B 15 Feb 1796 in Ire., d 15 Sep 1877
in Sweetland, Muscatine, IA.
CONCANNON surname. Rosa Lee Concannon Knowlton. Married
in Muscatine, Iowa 12-25-1889. Any information on the Concannon family
will be appreciated. Thank you.
I am currently looking for information on an
Indian woman with the last name of Crabtree. Apparently, she called Muscatine
home, after having been everywhere else. I am told she was either Sioux-Fox
or Cherokee(?) I am becoming concerned about actually finding information
on her, and a photo reveals she was still alive in 1939.
Looking for the father thru his son. The Son
is James Davis. His wife was Sarah. He was suppose to have owned a button
factory in Muscatine. We assume in the period 1885 - 1900. His father was
Stephen Davis. Stephen may have died in this same time frame and be burried
in the county at a place called Pine Bluff. If any of this makes sense
I am looking for the family "de Leeuw", also
written as "deLeeuw", "DeLeeuw", Deleeuw", or even with one "e". This family
came from the center of Holland, little towns called Gellicum, Rumpt,Acquoy
In 1912 2 brothers and one sister came to Nichols Iowa, following the families "Van Stappershoef", " Van Mook" and "Van Malten". Why did they go to Nichols? What is so special about Nichols? Do these "De Leeuw"s have descendents? Who can help me, please?
DUNN, James Henry and descendants. Longtime Muscatine
resident. DUNN, William T. m. to Mary Morrin. Born in Ohio 1845. Part of
1850 census of Muscatine. Any and all information would be appreciated.
I am looking the reason the Swiss family EBERSOLD,
who immigrated to America in 1856, stayed a year in Muscatine, IA before
moving up river to the town of Tell, Buffalo Co., WI. I am basing this
request on a 1930's newspaper article on my GGF Charles EBERSOLD, who was
a boy of 13 during his stay in Muscatine. If anyone has any background
on Muscatine County being an arrival point for German-speaking Swiss in
the middle 1800's I would appreciate the information very much.
In addition to the DRAKE-ODELL previous posting, I
am also searching for any info on John S. FERGUSON. He moved from Beaver,
PA at age 16 to West Liberty, Muscatine Co., Iowa as co-laborer on his
father George's 160 acre farm in West Liberty. John joined active forces
in the Civil War enlisting in Co. F of the 28th Iowa Infantry. He lost
an arm in the war and was hospitalized in Estes House Hospital at Keokuk,
Iowa where is wife brought their one(1) year old daughter by river boat
from Muscatine to see him. That daughter lived to age 91 and was the source
of a lot of very interesting family information. John S. FERGUSON was elected
sheriff of Muscatine Co. at age 25 and later justice of the peace in Marshall
Co. He cast his first vote for John S. Fremont. He later became superintendent
of the National Cemetery at Keokuk, Iowa where he died at age 85 in 1915.
He married Jerusha H. ODELL in 1854 at Muscatine where they had one daughter,Clara,
and 7 sons: George, Elmer, Thomas "Del" Delano, Charles, Jay and Willie
G. Any information on this family will be appreciated.
Would like to correspond with anyone researching William
L. FIGG family who settled in Johnson Co., Ia. Widow (Sarah Ann McKEAN)
and family moved to Muscatine Co. about 1880. Ten children: William L.
(marr. TYLER), John P.(marr. TYLER), Emma B.(marr. FESSLER), Edward (marr.
MARTIN), Henry, Charles (marr. WRIGHT), Albert (marr. FOSTER), May Susan
(marr. WRIGHT), James Sterling (marr. BUTCHER), and William.
I recently discovered, in a NARA naturalization
index, that my ggrandfather Peter FLOOD received his citizenship at the
Iowa Dist. Court in Muscatine Co., although he lived in WI at the time.
Peter was born in Ireland. The index states, "Final Oath of natz P135."
The date was 20 January 1859. His witness was Patrick Farrell. I will be
very appreciative if you can send me the mailing address of the Muscatine
Clerk of the Court and the cost of copying the record of Peter's naturalization
Thomas GALLION (My grandfather) lived in Muscatine
Counting during the year 1885. My father (Arthur E. Gallion) was born in
Muscatine County in 1885. Family moved to Kansas around 1887. Would appreciate
any information on this family.
I am looking for anyone who knows about a marriage
of Blanche Garrett to JE Anderson Jan 20, 1898. After that she became Blanche
Thompson in 1899.
I have been struggling to extend my Greeno (Greene,Green) line beyond Muscatine, IA for years. Maybe this new tool will make a difference.
I am interested in Henry C. GOETSCH, a police
officer in Davenport in 1895. Married to Cecilia M. MINERT and had five
children:Henry Jr., (my grandfather), Selma, Edith, Hattie and Hulda. Are
you a distant relative of these??? Please contact me!
I am looking for genealogy information on any
GARD /GUARD families that were in Muscatine Co. in the mid 1800's up through
today. There was a BENJAMIN FRANKLIN GARD and his sister RACHEL REBECCA
GARD who were in Muscatine Co. around 1850. I think Benjamin died there
in 1901. Any information about this line would be appreciated.
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