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I have a picture postcard addressed to Master August Buettner, Van Horn,
Iowa dated May 11, 1912. The photo is of a child sitting on a horse with
a man holding the reins. If anyone out there is related and would like
to have this postcard, let me know and I'll be glad to send it to you.
I've "rescued" a group of BIGELOW Family photographs from Iowa. The first
is one of Llewellyn C. BIGELOW which was taken at the J. M. Stonestreet
Studio in Malcom, IA. The photograph appears to have been taken in the
1880's or 1890's with Llewellyn likely in his 30's or 40's at the time.
The second photograph is one of Alonzo J. BIGELOW which was taken at a
studio in Grinnell, IA. The photograph appears to have been taken in the
1880's with Alonzo likely in his 60's or 70's at the time. The third
photograph is one of Mabel BIGELOW STONESTREET, taken at the J. M.
Stonestreet Studio in Malcom, IA. This one was probably taken in the 1880's
with Mable likely in her 30's at the time.
Based on limited research I was able to locate the following information
regarding this family:
Llewellyn C. BIGELOW b. 18 Dec 1864 in Grenwell, IA to parents Alonzo J.
BIGELOW and Emaline MARR, married Ellen S. JOHNSON b. 1873 in Sweden to
parents John JOHNSON and Anna S. FOUTHYMAN, on 17 Nov 1895 in Belle Plaine,
IA. Llewellyn died 12 May 1948 in Sonoma, CA.
Alonzo Judson BIGELOW was b. 12 Jul 1831 in Burnham, ME to parents Josiah
BIGELOW (b. 13 Aug 1808 in Bloomfield, ME-d.1888) and Susan PERKINS (b. 1809
in Smithfield, ME-d.1894). Alonzo was one of 11 children born to this
couple including, Alonzo Judson; Harriet; Holla; Lewellyn; Russell D.; Sarah
A.; Sophia C.; Mary S.; Hannah M.; Cora E.; and George BIGELOW, all born in
Burnham, ME between 1831 and 1859.
Alonzo married Emma MARR (b. 1834) and together they had 6 children
including, Nathaniel; Susan Jane; Llewellyn; Mabel E.; Elber R.; and June E.
BIGELOW, all born between 1859 and 1876. Alonzo died in Chester, IA sometime
between 1880 and 1900.
Mabel BIGELOW STONESTREET TIPTON was b. 1864 and d. 1934 in Santa Rosa, CA
and is buried at the Odd Fellows Lawn Cemetery there in Santa Rosa.
Census records provide the following information:
1870 census of Chester Township, IA:
A. J. BIGELOW, age 39, a Farmer, born ME
Emma BIGELOW, age 36, Keeping House, born ME
Nathaniel BIGELOW, age 11, Works on Farm, born ME
Susan J. BIGELOW, age 8, born ME
Emma M. BIGELOW, age 7, born IA
Luella BIGELOW, age 5, born IA
+ 1 Farm Laborer
1880 census of Chester, IA:
A. J. BIGELOW, age 48, a Farmer, born ME, parents born ME
Emma BIGELOW, wife, age 45, Keeping House, born ME, parents born ME
Nathaniel BIGELOW, son, age 21, a Farm Laborer, born ME
Susie J. BIGELOW, dau, age 17, at School, born ME
Mabel BIGELOW, dau, age 16, at School, born IA
Luellen BIGELOW, son, age 15, at home, born IA
Elber R. BIGELOW, son, age 7, born IA
June BIGELOW, dau, age 4, born IA
1885 census of Chester, IA:
Alonzo I. BIGELOW, age 53
Emma BIGELOW, age 50
Nathaniel M. BIGELOW, age 25
Susie L. BIGELOW, age 23
Mabel E. BIGELOW, age 21
Solevellyn C. BIGELOW, age 20
Elmer R. BIGELOW, age 12
Punie E. BIGELOW, age 8
1895 census of Benton, IA:-living in the home of Cyrus W. & Susa I. BOODY
Llewellyn C. BIGELOW, age 31, born 1864
1900 census of Thayer Township, MO:
Emma BIGELOW, age 65, born Jun 1834, a widow, 6 children/5 living, born ME,
parents born ME/New Brunswick
Llewellyn BIGELOW, son, age 35, born Dec 1864, a widower, born IA, parents
born ME, a Farmer
June BIGELOW, dau, age 24, born Mar 1876, born IA, parents born ME
1900 census of Tama, IA:
Mabel E. STONESTREET, age 37, born May 1863, married 11 years, no children,
born IA, parents born ME, a Photographer
Bessie STONESTREET, dau, age 10, born Jun 1890, born IN, at School
1910 census of Los Angeles Township, CA:
Mabel STONESTREET, age 46, a widow, no children, born IA, parents born ME, a
Bessie OGDEN, adopted dau, age 20, married 4 years, 2 children/1 living,
born IN, parents born USA
Lester OGDEN, adopted grandson, age 3, born IL, parents born IA/IN
+ 1 Lodger
1930 census of Oakland, CA:
Mabel TIPTON, age 66, born IA
Llewellyn BIGELOW, brother, age 65, born IA
I am hoping to locate someone from this family so that the photographs can
be returned to their care. If you are a member of this family, or you know
someone who might be, please contact me.