Woodbury County, Iowa Genealogy
Woodbury County, Iowa, USA. Click here for the HOME page.



Posted Queries for Surnames beginning with the letter "A"


Be sure to check both, the search engine on the home page

 and click on the icon below.






Leon Anderson anderson.leon@sbcglobal.net 
Monday, November 3, 2008 5:14:29 PM

My name is William L. Anderson,
My father talked about having a cousin Little Charlie Anderson playing on the Radio in Iowa possibly in late teens or twenty's. I found a Charley Anderson living in Woodbury Co., on 1, Jan 1925. It would be interesting to know is this could be Little Charley or if there are any descendants still living.
Thanks for your consideration.




Name: Ellsworth M. Amundson

E-Mail:  wanbutch@aol.com

My Location: Mclean, Va

Date: Sun 5/25/2003 4:50 PM

I am looking for info or picture of gravesite of my great grandfather amund amundson (born in Norway 1823), who lived and I believe died in Albaton in 1901.  I heard from family that he might have been buried near the Skein Lutheran Church.
I am also interested in any other info (birth, marriage, death certificates) regarding his first wife Anne Malthea Thorson (born in Norway 1833)and second wife Joanna Nicoline Berg (born in Norway in 1842 and, I believe, died in Albaton 1910).  Do you have any birth marriage info on sons and daughters by Amund and Joanna: Albert b. 1866, Thorval  b.1868, Laurance  b.1870, Sophia b. 1872, Jelmer b. 1874, Alfon b.1878, and Dora b. 1884. Thank you so much for any info you can provide.



Name:  Dana Koinzan

E-Mail:  dana-koinzan@webtv.net

My Location: ?

Date: Sun 5/11/2003 5:35 PM

I am looking for information on my Great-Grandmother Kathryn Allen. She married Dr. James Taylor Feb. 12, 1919, in Sioux City Iowa. She Had been living with her Mother's family, John Edward Dewalt. John Edward DeWalt was born 1868 in Freeport Ill. He ied 1959 in Sioux City Iowa. I don't have hardlly any information on the Allen family. I know that Edward H. Allen is Kathryn's father and Francis Allen is also somehow related. Any information on the Allen family would be greatly appreciated.

Name:  Marthann Kohl

E-Mail:  marthannk@fmctc.com

My Location: Defiance, Shelby County, Iowa

Date: Mon 4/21/2003 10:55 PM

 I am searching for descendants of the people mentioned in the following obit, Mrs. Milton Anderson (Nettie Livingston) is my 1st cousin 2 times removed.

Thanks to anyone who can help with this!!

he Correctionville News


Elsie Alice Anderson Coon was born in Harlan, Shelby county, Iowa, February 2, 1882, and died at her home in Correctionville, August 1, 1908, aged 26 years. On June 4, 1900 she was married to Thos. Beyrl Coon, who with two small children, Harold Lloyd, aged 2 1/2 years and Wilma Beyrl, aged 13 months, mourn the loss of a faithful wife and mother. She also leaves the father, Milton Anderson of Correctionville, and mother, who is at present in Anaconda, Montana; also a brother, Adolphus Anderson of Cherokee, and two sister, Mrs. Lloyd Rogers and Mrs. Chas. Hameron, both of Correctionville. The funeral was held at the Methodist church, conducted by Rev. Todd and interment was at Bethel cemetery, August 3. Mrs. Coon was a very bright woman of a most cheerful disposition. All who knew her loved her. She was very patient in suffering and the passing out of her young life is a heavy sorrow to her many friends. The relatives of Mrs. Thos Coon, desire to express their gratitude to the many friends and neighbors who assisted them during her sickness and death.

Milton Anderson

Mrs. M. Anderson

Adolphus Anderson

Mrs. Lloyd Rogers

Mrs Chas. Hameron


Name:  Darla Corley

E-Mail:  Darlacorley@aol.com

My Location: ?

Date: Thu 2/21/02 10:35 AM


Hi I'm trying so hard to obtain a lead concerning my great uncle, Walter Buford Anderson's Children (Martin B. and Cecilia 11-1-1892).  He and his family lived in Sioux City from about 1900 to about 1932.  He worked for the Chicago Milwaukee Railroad; when he retired, he was a conductor.  He was born circa 1868 in Iowa.  His wife, Nettie Mills Anderson was born circa 1867 in Wisconsin.    They were married 11-1890 in Sioux Falls, SD.   The Sioux City Library helped  me to obtain Walter and Nettie's children's names, but no one knows anything else.  According to a family tree that I have that was completed about 1955, both Martin and Cecilia were deceased.  Walter and Nettie (also called Jessie) moved to Los Angeles, CA. Walter died  circa 1960 and Nettie during the 1930's.  Walter did remarry.  Can you help me?&nbs! p; The two must have went to school in Sioux City, and I'm pretty sure Cecilia was born there.  The last record I have of them is from a Sioux City Directory,  they both lived at home during the years 1917 and 1918.  I'm thinking Martin my have went off to fight in Europe, during WWI, but I haven't been able to find his name on any records that are available on line.  Also,   I've read that there was a terrible flu epidemic about 1918 or so.  Perhaps they died during this time and were buried at one of your areas cemeteries.  Can you help me?  I'd sure appreciate.  Thank you 




Name:  Britta Norman

E-Mail:  BNo5059554@aol.com 

My Location: ?

Date: Sun 3/18/01 10:58 PM

I am looking for information on Mary Eula ARNELL, who died around 1928 in Sioux City at St. Vincent Hospital. She was born in Virginia. 



Name:  ?

E-Mail: graveyardhoppin@aol.com 

My Location: ?

Date: Fri 2/16/01 6:16 AM

Olive K. (Stewart) AUSTIN b. 7 Nov 1876 in IN. Lived in or around Sioux City, Iowa. Died 6 Jan 1968 in Los Angeles, CA. Informant on death certificate: Faye V. Erickson of Sioux City, IA. Anyone have these people in their research?


Name:  Lana Summerlin

E-Mail: LanaK79@aol.com 

Location: Rapid City, SD

Date: Tue 10/31/00 10:10 PM

I am looking for any information on Anderson brothers, 1. Peter b. 9/15/1852 in Ulvik Norway. Came to the US in 1853 with his parents. I have a photo with him and his wife and 5 children. 2. Ole b. 3/17/1863 in Clay Co. SD. Also a photo of Ole and his wife and 6 children. 3. David L. b. 6/14/1865. He married Belle Houser 11/12/1892 in Sioux City. 4. Andrew Martinus b. 4/7/1872 in Clay Co. SD. He had 3 girls I believe. They had a sister Anna Anderson who married George Harry and second husband Sam G. Doran. They lived in Sioux City. The parents of these children are Lars and Anna Anderson, who stayed in Norway Township, Clay Co. SD. Any information on any of these people would be greatly appreciated.


Name:  R. J. Benson

E-Mail: dead email

Location: Minnesota

Date: Sun 3/26/00 6:04 PM


PETER WALKER lived in Sioux City, Iowa around 1870. According to the 1870 Census of Woodbury County, Iowa, PETER WALKER, age 36, was a baker. PETER WALKER was born about 1836 and died about 1872.PETER WALKER married MARY J AGNES, of Plymouth County, Iowa on October 20, 1870 in Sioux City, IA. They had a son, LEWIS JAMES WALKER Sr. born on July 23, 1872, Peter died around 1872. MARY J AGNES WALKER lived in Le Mars, Iowa until her death, August 21, 1918. LEWIS JAMES WALKER, married MARY F. PATTON of Denison, Iowa in 1893. Their son, Clifford James was born on March 30, 1895. MARY F. PATTON died March 21, 1910 and Lewis married on June 28th 1910 to Lyda E. Harker of Merrill, Iowa. Lyda Harker and Lewis had two children, Rosemary and Lewis Jr. and lived in Blunt South Dakota until Lewis Sr. retired in Merrill, Iowa 1952. Lewis Sr. died in 1956. Any information on these people or others family members connected to them would be greatly appreciated.


Name: Lance Andrewsen

E-Mail: skyboltla@msn.com

Location: Sandy, UT

Date: Mon 3/20/00 9:04 PM

In about 1860, my great-grandfather (Andrew Peter Andrewsen) was 10 years old and moved to Iowa with his parents.  Although we think they lived for a time in Davenport, they eventually settled in Correctionville.  His father was _______ Andrews(en) and his mother was Helen Mikkelsen Andrews(en).  We aren't sure if they were from Denmark or Wales.  In addition to my great-grandfather, there were two boys, Martin and Paul.  The father went to town one day and never came home again.  No one knows what became of him.  As a result, his wife Helen remarried to a Mathias Marcusen (we think), to whom she bore three children, Mary, Agusta, and Marth Marcusen.  We understand the parent both may be buried in Correctionville

I am doing my family history and am trying to locate information about any of them.  I am going to see if the county has any death or other records that would be helpful.  I saw your offer to make an inquiry so decided to write this.  If there is anything you can do to help, I would be very grateful.


Name: Linda Woody 

E-Mail: LJSWoody@AOL.com


Date: Sun 2/20/00 10:22 PM

I am searching for the names of the parents of Lora Fidelia Allen who was the wife of Wallace Leverett Wilkins. Lora Fidelia Allen was born in 1853 in Halifax, MA and married Wallace Leverett Wilkins in about 1871. The couple moved to Sioux City, Iowa in that year and lived there as a couple until Lora's death in 1889. The couple had the following children: Warren, Raymond, George, Mabel, and Lora Ethel. I believe that the parents of Lora Allen may have possibly been James and Lucinda (Allen) Allen of MA. I would appreciate any assistance that you could give me. Lora Fidelia Allen Wilkins was my Great Grandmother. Thank you for your help.


Name: Carol Tauscher

E-Mail: RCTAUSCHER@webtv.net

Location: Bremerton, Washington State

Date: Mon 1/17/00 4:02 PM

Francis William Adams born 6 Jan 1911, this date is from grandmothers bible. Parents: Francis W. Adams and Emma Blanche Cheatham Adams. I have their marriage certificate dated 25 May 1910, Woodbury Co. Also have their divorce decree dated 13 Nov. 1912, Woodbury Co. I have been unable to find a birth for Francis William Adams. He died 29 Mar. 1928, Woodbury Co., and is buried in Logan Park Cemetery. I have the newspaper clipping from Sioux City Journal, Fri. March 30, 1928. He lived most of his life with maternal grandmother Carrie Sattizahn. Believed at one time his parents were never married, but disproved that. Best regards, Carol


Name: Faye

E-Mail: Fayeurbo@aol.com

Location: ?

Date: Sun 1/16/00 9:56 PM

I am searching my lineage and I keep ending up back at Correctionville, IA. My gggrandparents, James J Allen (JJ) and Theresia (Tessie) Green obtained their marriage license in Correctionville. JJ lived in Anthon and Tessie lived and taught school in Correctionville, at the time. JJ's mother ? Lizzie Converse, we believe, also gave birth to JJ's three siblings in Correctionville. We are trying to find out what Lizzie's maiden name was and to make sure that her given name was Lizzie (Elizabeth). Also Tessie's parents name and any other history on the families. Can you help me or direct me to someone that can? Thank you. 


Name: Ariel Bloom

E-Mail: Ariel7826@aol.com

Location: Iowa 

Date: Wed 1/12/00 1:06 PM


My mothers parents are buried at the Morningside Cemetery in Sioux City, Iowa., Woodbury County. As a little girl I remember going their on Memorial Day. Am trying to find family connection to these grandparents. Mason Warren SEVY b 11-17-1873 d 1-2-1952 Annie Lydia (AMICK) HAYNES b 9-15-1879 d 1-22-1936 not sure where their parents are buried and would like to solve that mystery too. They are: Hueston W. HAYNES b 1-18-1848 d 1926 m Catherine AMICK b 1848 (?) d 6-1930 believe they are both buried in Russellville, WVA but would like to know for sure. My grandfathers memorial book says the service was at the Christy Funeral Home in Sioux City, Ia. Laid to rest on 1-5-1952 In the memorial book some of the visitors were: Mrs. G L HAYNES , G C HAYNES, Mr. and Mrs. Dave COPENHAVER, Mr. William AMICK and Mr Harley AMICK If you recognize any of these names please let me know. My These would have been cousins or Aunts and Uncles I assume. A Mrs. Bert ANDERSON also signed the book. Family? I am not sure. The rest of the names in the book I either recognize or cannot place to a family connection. Any help in connecting with family would be so appreciated. Thanks for any help. 


Name:  Deanna Baker

E-Mail:  bakerose@gte.net

Location: Washington State.

Date: Fri 10/1/99 12:38 PM

I am looking for info on Daniel Madison Butler  b. 9-1851 in ILL. m Eunice Ann Allen b. 1-1857 IA.  They lived in Sioux City, Iowa, Woodbury County in 1878, where they had a child, Margaret B. Butler 2-10-1878 there.  I know that they eventually moved to John Day, Grants County, Oregon (Canyon City)  by 1882 where they had 5 more children.  Augusta 1880-1902, Nathan 1882-1962, Elva 1888-1889, Della 1890-1933, Nervie 1898-?, and Hazel A. Butler 1916-1916.  All of these five were born in Oregon.  I am looking for Daniel or Eunice's parents or any info on them that any one may have.  Thank you for your time.  Daniel m. Eunice in 1872 in IA.

Name:  Jennifer Johnson

E-Mail: jennjohnson@msn.com 

Location: ?

Date: Fri 9/10/99 12:59 AM

ADAMS/ANDERSON surname query I am looking for information on Matthew Thompson Adams and his wife Anna Amelia Anderson. They were married in March 1893, at the time she was only 17 years old. They migrated to South Dakota, then to Niobrara, Nebraska in 1903. They had a total of 10 children together. From a previous marriage, Matthew had six other children (3 boys and 3 girls). I believe that his first wife was named Belle Coatch or Isabelle Coats. Any information on the family would be greatly appreciated.

Name: Cindy Waller


Location: Sundance, Wy.

Date: Tue 7/13/99 5:40 PM

Interested in information re: MINNIE MARIE LARSON who married FREDERICK CHRISTIAN IWERS in Hawarden; she was daughter of MARIA ASSMUSSEN who married TOM LARSON; she was mother of HELEN IWERS SALBERG still living in Sioux City and CLIFFORD GENE IWERS born 7/2/17, my father, deceased. Thank you.

Name: Rod Anderson

E-mail: dead email

Location: ?

Date: Tue 6/22/99 1:15 PM

Looking for info on the parents (surname PLUMER) of Josephine HAGGBLADE PLUMER who lived in Lawton in the late 1800's. Looking info on the parents of Oscar HAGGBLADE (Peter, and Anna) who immigrated from Sweden to the Storm Lake area in the second half of the nineteenth century. Looking info on the parents of Alfred ANDERSON (Sophie, and Nels) who immigrated from Norway to Sergeant Bluff in the second half of the nineteenth century.

Name: Mickey

E-Mail mailto:Mludwig196@aol.com

Location: ?

Date: Sat 6/19/99 12:30 PM

I'm looking for anyone with a connection to Basil Anglemyer. He was b. 6 July 1918 d. Sept. 1980.. Anyone who can help please e-mail me at Mludwig196@aol.com (Mickey)

Name: Judy Schindler

E-Mail ppsforks@olypen.com

Location: ?

Date: Sat 6/5/99 7:26 PM

Lemuel Lamar Tyndall, b. 1851 Pennsylvania, d. in Cushing, Iowa,  and Elizabeth Jane Ramsey b. 1854, Ireland, d. 1924, Iowa. Alexander Anderson b. Donnegal, Ireland 1857, d. Storm Lake (?), 1936 and Mary Agnes Kerr b. 1864 Donnegal, d. 1829 Holstein. Augustus Ramsey Tyndall, b 1891, Cushing, d. 1940 Cushing, and Effie Zula Anderson b. 1891 Arthur,, d. 1936, Battle Creek.

Name: ?

E-Mail mailto:VLeimback@aol.com

Location: ?

Date: Tue 6/1/99 9:18 PM

ALLING, Edward b. Nov 26, 1822 d. Apr 8 1899, m. 1851, Smithland, Woodbury, IA to DEAN, Elizabeth Jane. b. Dec 26, 1822 d. , 28 July 1904. Their family (Marinda / Minirva) b. 19 Aug 1852 Smithland, Woodbury m. 1851 Osborne, KS, Solomon Fletcher Weathermon. Flora Anna b. 9 Feb 1856 Smithland, Woodbury m. Edwin Martin Newman Cordella b. Oct 3 1857, Smithland, Woodbury m.Peter McDonald Laura Charlotte b. 28 Feb 1859, Smithland Woodbury m. James W. Torreyson Josephine Marya b. 28 May 1863 Smithland, Woodbury m. George Berky Edward Almond Alling b. 10 Feb 1870 Smithland, Woodbury m. Elizabeth?? Any clues to the Alling famiy in Smithland, Woodbury, IA????

Name: Wallace Wilkins

E-Mail: dead email

Location: ?

Date: Thu 5/13/99 4:07 PM

Looking for the parents of LAURA F. ALLEN, born Mass.1855. She married abt. 1871, either in Mass. or Iowa, to Wallace Leverett WILKINS, he born Mendon, Rutland County, Vermont 1844. Enumerated in 1880 Census for Iowa, Woodbury C. Sioux City, with Warren, Raymond, and George, 1st 3 of 5 children Mabel Belle and Ethyl born after 1880 census, all 5 born, Sioux City. The date and place of Laura's death is unknown but may have been in San Bernardino Cal. or Iowa, after 1878 but before 1914, when Wallace is listed in the Sioux City Directory, married to MYRA. He died in Tampa Fla. 13 Feb.1918, visiting son Raymond, buried in Floyd Cemetery, Sioux City, Iowa. Myra born Illinois, 1863 her death after 1949, prob. Sioux City. Info on any links to foregoing much appreciated, and hope to exchange WILKINS family tree with others. Snail-mail: Wallace L. Wilkins, 2300 N. Crede Ave., Crystal River, FL., 34428.

Name: Louise Opheim

E-Mail: mailto:wlopheim@compuserve.com

Location: ?

Date: Fri 4/23/99 11:18 AM

I am searching for an Anderson family who lived in Sioux City from before 1900 through about the fifties. The mother came from Sweden along with a brother and a sister who originally settled in Webster County, Harcourt, IA. I am descended from that sister, Mathilda Anderson Nelson. I have not been able to determine the mother's name (known only in our family as "Auntie from Sioux City"). She had six children, Anna, Esther, Helen, twins Sam and Joel- Joel died when small, and Louise. Esther was a court recorder in Sioux City for many years and never married as far as I know. Helen also lived in Sioux City for many years. Sam lived in Remsen, IA, I believe. Louise married Sig Rehnstrom and moved to Seattle, Washington. Helen later died in Seattle, Dec. 31, 1974. I have searched census records at the IA Geneological Society Library in Des Moines and have found nothing relevant. I realize I don't have much specific information to go on, but would appreciate any help you could give me. My name is Louise Opheim, P.O. Box 552, Stuart, IA 50250. 

Name: Gary

E-Mail: GJZehnder@aol.com

Location: ?

Date: Thu 4/15/99 5:47 PM

Hi there! I am trying to trace the genealogy of my wife's father Edwin Korab. Here is what I know; Edwin Edward Korab Birth 2/6/1900 Cushing, IA., Death 1/5/97 Aberdeen SD. Wife Esther Grace Andersen, Sister Mary, Sister Anna, Sister Emma, Brother Paul, Father William Korab, Mother Mary Wilimek. Anything sound familiar? Any ideas where the best place to search is? Thank you, Gary

Name: Mary

E-Mail: geniebug@geocities.com

Location: ?

Date: Thu 4/1/99 10:33 AM

Looking for info about ALBRIGHT, Lucius and his other brothers and sisters that moved to the Sioux City area. They were in Clinton county before this. Also looking for SHULL families. Richard might have been born in Woodbury county in 1862?? The SHULL family married into the ALBRIGHT family. thank you , 

Name: Carolyn

E-Mail: chpitts@aol.com


Date: Fri 2/5/99 10:02 AM

Searching for ARCHER. Charles or George Archer b 1858 Woodbury Co., Iowa son of Edward T. Archer b 1846 Iowa and Sarah (Chambers). Charles/George married on 12/25/1893 in Monona Co., to Daisy May Sterling. Any information on any of these or their descendants - much appreciated!

Name: Sheryl 

E-Mail: dead email


Date: Fri 12/25/98 10:26 PM (Updated: Thu 2/4/99)

We are looking for information on Merl / Maud ANDERSON (or similar spelling). I would like to know the names of her parents, siblings, husband, or children. Anderson is a very common name but I am hoping that the unusual first name may trigger someone's response. We would really appreciate any information. I have medical information that could be critical to the health of this Anderson family. Merl / Maud ANDERSON may have lived in the Sioux City area sometime 1905-1907 or earlier and possibly later. This could include South Dakota or Nebraska as well as Iowa. Thank you sincerely for your help. 


Email: jona@trib.com


Time: Tue 10/27/98 2:23 PM

Looking for info on a James J. ARNOLD and his Louisa lived near Sloan, IA. in late 1800's Their last daughter Nina ARNOLD went to high school there. Melissa Jane Arnold KELSO and her husband William C KELSO also lived there for a time. James and Louisa are supposed to be buried there. William Benjamin ARNOLD married an Etta BEAVER in Woodbury Co. Etta BEAVER ARNOLD is supposedly buried in Sloan. Their kids Suel O. ARNOLD, Lyman ARNOLD, Samuel ARNOLD, and Mattie ARNOLD may have gone to school there. Any info on these families or if you are a descendant of one of these people, please email info. Thank you 

Name: Michael Adams

Location: Roswell, GA

Email: madams460@aol.com

Time: Wednesday, September 23, 1998 at 21:27:35

Looking for reference to Llewelyn(?) Adams, married in Sioux Falls, Woodbury County, Iowa, around 1865(?). Listed as being from Lancaster, PA.

Name: Sharon Ashby Dorland

Email: dorland@ctaz.com

Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ

Date: Sat 7/25/98 4:48 PM

Seeking ancestry of William ASHBY and his wife Eliza (Elizabeth Jane) FARLEY who moved to Woodbury Co. about 1870 from Tama Co, Iowa. Their youngest son, Walter, was born in Sloan on 25 Oct 1874. Their other children were: Calvin who married Adelphia FOX; Luther; Anna Margaret who married Almon THATCHER; Samuel H; Martha Liza; James G.: Elizabeth Clarissa who married John KESNER; and Charles W. Both William (d. 1896) and Eliza (d. 1908) are buried at Floyd Cemetery in Sioux City. The death record said Eliza's father was a widower named John, and there was no record for William. Parents of William are said to be Hankerson and Peggy J. FRAMMEL Ashby, but no documented proof. Should anyone have information regarding these families, I would very much appreciate hearing from you.

Name: Sharon Brooks

Email: brookss@ix.netcom.com

Location: Olympia, WA, USA

Time: Saturday, December 13, 1997 at 11:57:18

EBERLY / ALT I am searching for information on the EBERLY family. John EBERLY b. 1812 and his son, Peter C. b. 1838 moved from PA to Johnson Co. IA sometime before 1860. Peter C. and wife, Mary Jane Alt moved to Sioux City, IA sometime after 1870 and according to his granddaughter, purchased a business. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. 

Name: Joanne Grauwen
Location: Eatonville, WA
Date: Monday, November 24, 1997 at 16:14:43
Margaret ANDERSON COPENHAVER married Samuel COPENHAVER in Benton Co. IA and moved to Woodbury Co. Samuel died in 1902 and was buried in the Floyd Township Cemetery, Bronson, IA. When did Margaret die and where is she buried?

Name: Jody Filipi
Location: Omaha, NE, 

Date: Thursday, May 22, 1997 at 06:53:49 (Updated 5/13/99)

Archer, Paul b. 4/26/1892, m. Maybelle Hillman in 1915. Paul had one brother Lloyd who died in infancy and 5 sisters: Grace, Mary Jane, Opal, Priscilla and Sybil. Last known address Sloan Iowa area around 1920.

If you know of any corrections or missing information please contact me.

Woodbury County Coordinator

[E-Mail Icon]

You are the [an error occurred while processing this directive]visitor since 21-JAN-1999  (4891 before change)


Copyright  1997-2016. All Rights Reserved.

This Page Last Updated

TERMS, CONDITIONS, DISCLAIMERS                         Copyright Fundamentals for Genealogy

Woodbury County, Iowa, USA. Click here for the Home page.