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My lines in Buchanan County:
John Donnelly, born Ireland 1821, died Fairbank 4 Nov 1904
His wife - Margaret Judge Donnelly, born Ireland, died Fairbank 28 Jan 1894
Bridget Donnelly Quinn
John H. Donnelly
Sarah Donnelly Reinhart
Ann Donnelly Fredman
Alice Donnelly Burke
John Van Vranken
My 'most wanted' are the parents of Charlotte "Lottie" E. Thompson. (B Nov 29, 1857 Garnavillo, IA, D June 13, 1908 Hazelton, IA)
She married John Arthur Sufficool in 1876.
Her parents were John Thompson ( Died in the early 1900's, ?? where) and Charlotte Vogel (Died 1866 DeKalb county IL). Both were believed to be immigrants from Germany. Any facts that could be provided on these two, would be greatly appreciated.
William PITTMAN (born 1810) lived Buchanan Co., IA in the early 1850s having
arrived there from Winchester, Scott Co., IL. He and wife (Mary Ann JOHNSON,
b 1827) had several children in the area before moving on to Miami Co., KS
where they finished out their natural lives, dying in 1903 & 1904.
Any help with parents, siblings, etc. would be most appreciated.
Best of luck in your research. Looking forward to sharing genealogy goodies
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I am interested in corresponding with any descendants of Thomas & Eleanor
(MURPHY) BARR who traveled to Buchanan Co., Iowa in 1846 from Tuscarawas
According to my records, they were the parents of 4 children:
1. Jasper Newton BARR b. 12 Sep 1847 d. 1 Jul 1915 mar. Mary Ellen
O'Loughlin (I believe their only children were twins who died at birth)
2. John W. BARR b. 1848 d. ? mar. (1) Elizabeth I. Curley (2) Emma
Ritter (I believe he had at least three children, perhaps more)
3. Melissa A. BARR b. 1857 d. ? mar. William A. Rogers (I have reason
to believe they may have moved to California.
4. Abner M. BARR b. 26 Jul 1866 d. 2 Sep 1867.
Eleanor was the daughter of John W. Murphy & Sidney (Mercer) Murphy of
Tuscarawas County, OH and I am trying to find as many of their descendants
as possible. Please, if you have any information, contact me.
Tuscarawas County OHGenWeb Assistant Coordinator
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My Line in Buchanan County are as follows:
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Researching the family, antecedents, and descendants of PHILANDER FRENCH (b. Cayuga Co., NY in 1812, migrated to Buchanan County 1850).
Children of first wife: Lydia Hance
MARY LOUISE FRENCH (Mrs. Luke Monson)
BESSIE IDE, (daughter of Almira/Elmira French [Mrs. Sylvester IDE]) who was adopted at birth by Mary Louisa French Monson)
Children of second wife: Mary Anna Van Etten
VERNA/VERNE FRENCH (Mrs. Dudley Sill)
LOUIE A. FRENCH (Mrs. Hiram Mills)
FRANKIE FRENCH (Mrs. Jullian Allen Sill)
LEON FRENCH (m. Viola Maria Warren; m. Lorena Faulkner)
REMINGTON FRED FRENCH (m. Katie W. Wilson)
Thanks for any help!
The main Buchanan (& Linn) surnames I am searching:
BOUCK (married into my Briggs and Elliott families)
Please do check out my family tree on Rootsweb - there are nearly 2000
individuals listed - we could be related!
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The surnames I am working on in the Buchanan county area are as follows:
McGrath, Jensen, Donnelly, Rhodes, Sullivan, Toomey, Circus, Dudley, and
related lines. I will gladly share any and all material with interested
I also do FREE lookups for people with an interest in Buchanan county, altho
I no longer live in the county, so please be aware that I cannot do research
beyond what is in my library of county histories, family group sheets,
memorial cards, census records, cemetery book etc. I MAY NOT open email
WITHOUT a subject, or at least "Buchanan Co. Lookup".
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My names from Buchanan county are:
If any fit...i'd be happy to exchange info.
If anyone knows about the Nibeck Nature preserve I am interested in that.
I'm researching my CUMMINGS family which came to Independence by 1852 from
Stephenson Co., IL.
Charles W Cummings m. Sarah Grove in PA in 1827.
Lived in Stephenson Co., IL 1844 - 1851 per land records.
Lived in Independence, IA from 1852 - buried there in 1892. Wife buried
there in 1861.
William G (b. abt 1830) m. Elizabeth Wright
Thomas Alexander (b. abt 1832) m. Margaret Bowers
John O or Q. (b. abt 1835)
Ann E (b. abt 1840) m. M Berberich???
Mary (b. abt 1842) poss m. Rice???
Sarah (b. abt 1844)
Charles W (b. abt 1845)
Henry A (b. abt 1846)
Harriet (b. abt 1848)
James A (b. abt 1850)
George (b. abt 1852)
Margaret Bowers Cummings apparently remarried in 1875 in OH and moved to VA.
No idea when or where my ancestor Thomas Alexander Cummings died.
Is anyone related?
Cathy Wood in California
James Ironside and Matilda Ann Fyke married in Canada Nov. 29, 1850. Came to
Newton Township in 1855. Had 12 children: Matilda Ellen; Margaret Ann;
George Alexander; Mary Ella; Edward James; Janet Alice; Elizabeth B.; William
Wallace; Charles John; James Howard; Edith Mae; and Lillian Irene.
Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.
Particularly interested in Matilda Ellen. She married Peter Williams in Troy
Mills on October 18, 1871. Moved to Wright County sometime between June 1880
and August 1882.
Also: Brewer, Schweitzer, Roe, Fest, Rowe, Klotz, Franck, Cook, Wilde,
Rozella in Vinton
Looking for place and date of death for Apolline and William S. Clark
who were residents of Buchanan County, Iowa between about 1849 and 1858.
Between 1858 and 1890 they are found in California, but we are unable to
find a place of death.
Margaret in California
I am researching descendants of James Porter Chase and Lucina Collins Chase
Lewis in Buchanan and Webster counties.
My list of names follows:
Family members include Moses Chase (married Eliza Elizabeth Lemons), Warren
Chase (m. Azora H. Eaton), James P. Chase (m. Nancy Maria Ward Taylor), Mary
E. Chase (Mrs. Wesley F. Lines) and Lucina Chase (Mrs. John Crooks) and all
of their descendants.
Lucina Collins Chase Lewis was married a second time to William Lewis, by
whom she had a son, John Bradford Lewis, who lived in Quasqueton. Lucy's
third marriage was to the younger brother of William Lewis, John Bradford
Lewis (the first). Three children were born to this marriage, Frank (m.
Emmeline E. Straw); Ella (married a Chaffee) and Carrie Emmeline Lewis (m.
John P. Berry).
The Chase and Lemons families came to Quasqueton/Buchanan County from NY in
the mid 1850s. Descendants of the Chase, Lewis, and other families still
live there. Many have moved into other areas of Iowa and to other states. I
am very interested in connecting with members of any of these families to
complete my family histories.
I will gladly exchange information.
Joyce Chase Jarvis
I am in search of any information on Andrew John ARTUS and Elizabeth
Mary FUCHS. They came from somewhere in Germany in 1850. They had six
children (that I could find):
1. Adolph md Magdalene Myers
2. Henry A. md Mary Albright
3. Sophia Elizabeth md Frank Marte
4. Charles Ernest md Mary Emaline Heater
5. Emma died before 1870
Would like any information anyone could offer...thanks and thanks for
the roll call!
I am searching the following names;
RALFS, LAFRENZ, CHAMBERS, SANSBURN.
Any/all help in locating Cemetery, obituaries most welcomed.
Thank you for your time.
Claire Marie Grant cmgrant2(a)yahoo.com
Sioux Falls SD
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Thanks for the good advice Karen.I have been going to the genealogical society in Manchester. They felt they had most of the info Buchanan Co. did, so I never checked it out. But I will.
If anyone needs a name checked in the Civil War Service Records I have the CD's.