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Recently I was able to photocopy about twenty families from the
microfilmed 1885 Iowa Census for Benton County. Because of a tight
binding the county of birth column is not visible on the microfilm, with
the exception of the few final letters of the county name if any at all.
Though unlikely, I have to ask, has anyone ever discovered another
source for this information?
Often the letters, "ton", are seen... Benton Co. can be assumed as the
most likely possibility, but there are 5 Iowa counties ending in "ton".
If only the "n" is seen, in the area of the county where I am looking,
the adjacent Lin"n" County is also a possibility. I found "ion"... is
this Marion or Union?
Thank you for any assistance,
In that same area is another name spelled Hoeck and the information I have
spells you Hanssen, Hansen.
If you are interested the Laurzen church that burned down lost all of it's
records, but the Linn co., Genealogy society has a copy of that book in
their archives and it is full. I hired a lady to transcribe the Hoeck name
from this church and Haack's, Heck's and Hansen's or Hanson's were in there
also. She to believed there was a connection.
Date: 4/30/2004 10:59:32 AM
Subject: Re: [IABENTON-L] Haack / Hanssen / Rolfs
Here's another for you. On the 1900 census of Wayne
Township, Jones County, I find Henry Haack, servant, W
M b. Jul 1880, age 20, b. GER/GER/GER, immig 1896,
farm laborer, living in h/h of one of a whole slew of
families named Hoyen or Hagen or Hogen(John, Henry and
Harold on one page alone). Henry Haack is living in
the h/h of Hogen, Henry, 48, B. GER immig 1870, wife's
name Geschle, 48, in the current marriage 8 years (ie,
probl. second wife of Henry), immig 1869, their
children Lizzie, Mary, Alma, Henry H (b. Iowa 1890),
Gertie and Catherine. Another family with whom your
Iowa Haacks seem to have a connection. Are you
positive about your Henry's birth date and immigration
date? (Just a suggestion that you might not have the
right one of MANY Henry Haacks--don't you love
repetitive naming patterns?--who would seem to be part
of the macro family).
I have done a lot of research in that area on the
Athey and Hecht surnamed. I believe there were indeed
some city directories published for Belle Plaine and I
did find them on the internet. I will try to find them
--- "Bonner, Gregg" <gbonner(a)mhri.med.umich.edu>
> Hello Listers,
> I am trying to find more information about my HAACK
> family. The mother and father of the family died in
> the late 1880s in the dithmarschen area of
> Schleswig-Holstein. They were from the very small
> place called Bruhnsdorf (by Woehrden). They had
> twelve children, and 10 of them came to America, the
> last arriving in 1892. I don't know how many
> separate voyages were made, but it appears that the
> elder children came first, then they went back to
> get the younger ones later. I can only find a few
> On 27 APR 1885 Wilhelmina "Minnie" Chatrina Haack
> left Germany for America.
> On 19 NOV 1887 Margaretha "Margaret" Christina Haack
> came to America on the ship "Marsala".
> On 21 MAR 1892, my great grandfather, Jacob Haack,
> came over with three brothers and a sister on the
> Wieland. The sister was older, and it seems that
> this may have been a return trip for her. Their
> destination was Keystone.
> One of the bigger clues is that Margaretha Haack
> came to America in 1887 and lived with her uncle in
> Belle Plaine. I am trying to figure out who that
> uncle was. Since the 1890 census is not extant, what
> other method is there for finding out who lived in
> Belle Plaine in 1887 or thereabouts? Are there tax
> lists or city directories? She wasn't there long, as
> she married in 1889 and went to Pipestone County,
> There seems to be some connection of this family and
> the other HAACK families of Benton and Tama
> Counties, Iowa, and Pipestone County, Minnesota, and
> also with the Rolfs family, and also with the family
> of Hans Hansen who died in Traer in 1934.
> I appreciate all the help I can get :)
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