I am looking for a man named William Henry Fuller. He was born abt 1847 in
I think Ohio. In 1871, he married Mary Binns in Jackson Co. Iowa. They had
3 children, Nettie b1872, Emery b1873, and Myrtle b1875. In 1875, he left
the family. I found the divorce papers at the Courthouse in Maquoketa. The
date was 1888. I believe he had a sister named Wealtha, or Wheatley, who
married Emery Dutton. Wealtha and Emery were both born in Ohio. They are
buried in Cedar Rapids. I have had no luck tracing William after he left
the family. HELP!
The best classroom in the world, is at the feet of an elderly person!
I am posting this obit from Elizabeth Case with the hopes someone has more
info on this family who lived in Ottawa during the late 1800's and early
1900's. I am not sure what paper this came from but it is dated 11-13-08.
Mrs. Elizabeth Case, age 78 years, mother of Charles Case of Ottawa, died at
the home of her daughter Mrs. M. E. Thomas in Ft Madison Iowa. The remains
arrived in Ottawa for burial on Tuesday morning, The funeral was held from
the residence of Charles Case Wednesday afternoon with interment in Ottawa
Avenue cemetery. Two daughters and four son's survive her.
Debbie Wolfe Braun
Surnames researching in Iowa CASE, WOLFE/WOLF STEVENSON, THOMAS
>From "A Glimpse of Iowa in 1846; or , The Emigrant's Guide, and State
Directory" by J.B. Newhall; Burlington, Iowa; 1846
....Prospects for Mechanics and Laborers.
With respect to mechanical pursuits and trades, it will be obvious to the
reader that the older States offer a wider scope for a greater variety of
occupations than the new ones. But for all persons connected with muchanical
pursuits, where utility is concerned, there is, generally, a certainty of
employment and fair wages in most of the towns of any importance in Iowa.
The following list will exhibit a pretty accurate statement of the average
prices, (i.e.) journeyman's wages in the different towns. Of course, local
and other incidental causes will frequently produce fluctuations in prices,
and occasion variations from any fixed rule.
Stone Cutters, from $1.25 to $2 per day
Bricklayers and Plasterers, from $1.25 to $2 per day
Blacksmiths, a good trade in town or country. Wages, $1.25 per day and
Carriage Makers and Wheelwrights, $1.25 to $1.50
Shoemakers: Journeymen's wages good, in town or country
Tailors: considerable competition in the principal towns.
Hatters: too much competition from the merchants.
Saddle and Harness Makers, good in town or country.
Bakers, good in the towns.
Coopers: a good trade; materials plenty.
Millwrights: experienced workmen in demand
Tinners, good in the towns
Gunsmiths, good in town or country
Printers: prospects limited to the large towns.
Carpenters and Joiners, in town or country, $1.25 to $1.50 per day
Painters, good in the large towns
Tanners, who understand their business in all its branches, will succeed.
Day Laborers, in the towns, wages 75c to $1
Dairy Maids, who thoroughly understand making butter and cheese, and salting
butter for a distant market
Respectable board and lodging will be obtained in any of the towns at from
$1.50 to $2 per week