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I've "rescued" an old photograph of "Uncle" John PEASE which was taken in
Belle Plaine, IA. The photograph appears to have been taken in the 1880's
with John probably in his 20's or 30's at the time. In addition to his name
someone has written "Katie PEASE Carnforth Iowa" on the back of the
photograph, suggesting to me that the photograph was given to Katie.
Based on limited research I was able to find a PEASE Family living in
Warren, IA during 1870 and 1880 census reports including both a John PEASE
and Katie or Kate PEASE. I'm wondering if this might be the correct family:
June 1870 census records, Warren, IA:
Lewis PEASE, age 46, a Farmer, born MD
Ellen PEASE, age 43, Keeping House, born MD
Virginia PEASE, age 21, Asst. House Keeper, born MD
Richard PEASE, age 18, Works on Farm, born MD
Clara PEASE, age 16, at Home, born MD
Ambrose PEASE, age 14, at Home, born MD
John R. PEASE, age 12, at Home, born MD
Katie PEASE, age 10, at Home, born MD
Elizabeth PEASE, age 7, born MD
Willie L. PEASE, age 1 month, born IA
1880 census records, Warren, IA:
Lewis PEASE, age 56, born MD, a Farmer, parents born France/PA
Ellen PEASE, wife, age 53, born MD, Keeping House, parents born MD
R. D. PEASE, son, age 28, born MD, a Farmer
J. K. PEASE, son, age 21, born MD, Working at Home
Kate PEASE, dau, age 17, born MD
L. G. PEASE, dau, age 15, born MD
I am hoping to locate someone from this family so that this wonderful old
photograph can be returned to its rightful place with family. If you are a
member of this family, or know someone who might be, please contact me.
I'm looking for information about the Methodist church mentioned below:
Excerpts from The 1878 History of Benton County, Iowa
A History of the County, its Cities, Towns, Etc.
Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1878. page 468
"The first class of Methodist Episcopal Church at Irving was formed in July, 1857, with the following members: Samuel Hulton, wife and mother, Mrs. Martin Smith and Mr. Smith's mother, Betsey Travis, Nancy Blair, Hattie Royce, E. Grubbs and wife."
"Mr. Smith's mother" is the person of interest. She passed away in 1877 but we can find no death records for her. I was hoping that perhaps the church would have information. Her name is Mary P. Smith, wife of John Smith. I know she is buried in lot 52 of Irving Cemetery.
So my two questions are:
Does Irving Cemetery have a way to be contacted?
And is there a Methodist Church in Irving that can be contacted?
Laraine Wilson Wessels
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Hi! I'm not searching the Burke name, but you might try going to US GenWeb.
com, then, Benton Co. Iowa and put in "Burke." it will bring up Pioneer
Recollections and a volunteer will look up "Burke" for you. The name is listed in
the index. It will be on pages 124, & 327.
I looked in St Stephne's, St Patrick's & St Michael's Cemeteries in Benton
Co. but no Burke's. Good luck. Kaye
I am searching for information on Thomas Burk, b. abt 1821 in Ireland, came to Kane Co. Illinois where he married Bridget Caviner on Aug. 14, 1849. They stayed in Kane Co., till after their first 2 children were born. John in 1852 and Mary Ann in 1859. They moved to Benton Co. Iowa where Richard was born in 1862 and Thomas Jr. was born on Dec 2, 1865. Thomas Sr. died in May of 1880 in Benton Co. Buried ??. Bridget died ???. Thomas Jr. mrd Annie Kelly on April 25, 1899. Their daughter Evelyn was born on Aug 29, 1900 in Benton Co. and they they moved to North Dakota. If any one is searching any of these Burk's, I would love to hear from you.
Louise, Longview, WA