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To see if they have your German ancestors:
Search for you name on http://foko.genealogy.net and if the name Dieter Boe
comes up .. that is the society.
They don't have the page up yet .. so I fibbed a little. When the list of
names comes up, check (on the right side) all locations you are interested
in. At the end click on gray button at end, put in your email address and
they will email you the name/address of the people they have searching that
If Dieter is in it .. you may have it made. Other wise you have people who
are searching the same place which still gives you great clues.
I have found if you make your sentences short and simple, most can easily
to English ... several are 'rusty' since they learned English in school but
they like to
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In a message dated 7/30/01 6:27:21 PM Central Daylight Time,
> They advertised on their home page that they had these family documents,
> listing surnames. I noticed they were searching my HILLMER line
Could you please tell us where to find this home page? Or what other
surnames they have?
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I was doing some research in Germany and found they had done some fantastic work that made my life a lot easier .. and financially benefited their Genealogy Society.
One person took each town and they recorded each record in a genealogy software showing family relationship .. just as if they were their own. They did all churches, funeral parlors, organizations, census, etc. that they could get their hands on for that town and recorded each appropriately with source citations. Then as a group, they merged their databases and connected the families as they moved from town to town.
They advertised on their home page that they had these family documents, listing surnames. I noticed they were searching my HILLMER line so I sent them a ahfentafel (sp?) (family table) and they wrote me back indicating that they could provide me a minimum of 100 ancestors in my direct line and the cost would be $50 US dollars. I gladly sent the money and received a printout. Unfortunately their software does not have the capability to create GEDCOM easily but having the reports was heaven. I did return and ask for not only my direct line but the siblings as well. I think they think Americans only are interested in direct lines. I will be getting the siblings but I am not sure if there will be an additional charge.
Wouldn't this be a fantastic thing that Genealogy Societies could provide as moneymakers and it would help find families easily that moved from town to town and county to county .. course, if all States could provide this feature as their items to sell, think of the money they could reap in.
Could someone please do a lookup for me on the burial site of Lucian Jess Francisco (don't know death date, but was married 1 Dec 1861) and Julia Francisco (died 2 Dec 1918). I was told that they were buried in Chichasa, Iowa. They lived a great deal of their life in Schaller, Iowa area.
FYI: The web site has updated.
This update of the web site marks the expansion of the "LAND" Section.
Here you will find a few interesting things, as well as drawings for each of the
12 townships, showing the Sections and how they are numbered, using 1892 county
I am transcribing all the landowners in each township, based on the 1892 plat
maps, and in this upload there are 2 townships completed. They are Deerfield
This 1892 data is significant for several reasons, but one of the most
significant reasons I believe, is due to the void of having NO 1890 Federal
Census. So this may help bridge that gap for some of you. Of course, Chickasaw
County has a good State Census for 1885 and 1895, but this data falls right in
New material and updates were also made to the sections on Obituaries and all
pages of the Surname Matrix.
Check it out at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~iachicka/CK_FrontPage.htm
CCGS Webmaster, Chickasaw Co IA GenWeb
Both Amos and Marie were half siblings to my grandfather. Amos' father married Marie's mother and this couple produced my grandfather. I'm looking for descendants of Amos and Marie to see if they have info on Marie's mother Frederike Gitch Grahlmann Ladwig. Can anyone help?
sorry no matches to Fleming (s ), Watt ( s ), or Perrin sur names they might have moved out of the county by by 1985 or they have rented their property. Check with other names that still might be in the area.
let me know
My husband's line is from Lemuel Bean, his son Richard Rufus Bean, Richard's son Charles Levi Bean, and Charles' daughter Amanda C. Bean who married Wesley Wilkerson.Richard R. Bean was married to Mary Ellen Ripley; Charles was married to March Rachel Jordan; Lemeul was married to Sarah Cook. I would be happy to share any information I have on this family.
Interested in information on Hugh Jones from Wales who is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Nashua, Iowa. He is my g-g-grandfather and I'm particularly interested in his ancestors and how he ended up in Nashua, Iowa. Thanks for any help you can give.
I recently spent several days at the courthouses in Floyd and Chickasaw
Counties. The people there were really quite helpful. However don't expect to
find birth or death records prior to 1880. They have marriage records earlier
but not birth and death.
Carldine in Seattle
You can't believe how thrilled I am to hear from you!...I've just spent the past 6-8 hours going through literally thousands of these posts looking for any potential connection. This is the exact information I was looking for - and explains my great grandfather's first name: Hillman!
Wasn't Roland's nickname "Pink"? married to Iva? with a son Gene as well? My granddad, Harry Hillman Parson, who I never met (d 1950) and my grandma Doris apparently used to spend quite a bit of time with Pink and Iva, and when I was little, my dad (Harry Ellis Parson, d 1988) used to talk about them all the time. Who, at that age, would think to ask them to write it all down?
I'm emailing you direct as soon as I post this - hoping we've got time for me to receive the package before I travel back up there at the end of the month. With any luck I'll be able to get together with the Charles City Parson relatives while I'm there.
Thanks again - you made my day!
I have so much information now on the Parson(s) family that you will be quite amazed. The photo of Joel & Louisa Parson is at the Bradford Pioneer Museum at Nashua, Ia. I have actually seen the photo and am trying to get a copy of it. I have just mailed a copy of the Parson family tree to the lady at the Bradford Pioneer Museum and to the Chickasaw County Genealogical Society and to my brother-in-law, Lee Parson, of Charles City, Ia and his brother, Gary Parson of Clarksville, Ia. I am told by Gary & Lee that their dad and Harry Parson worked at a rock quary together and that Roland really liked Harry. Gary said, that Harry's death took the wind out of his dad's sails.
This is what I have figured out about Joel and Jacob. I felt they had to be brothers or cousins as they were buried next to each other. Lee took me to the cemetery, so am familiar with it and the stones. After studying the notes I copied at the New Hampton Library on the Parson family, I have come to the conclusion that Joel and Jacob are brothers. I know Jacob is the son of Mathias & Jemima (Henderson) Parson(s), Jr. Jacob had several siblings to include a George Parson who also lived in Richland township, Chickasaw county, Ia in 1870. It appears Jacob's parents died in Utica township, Winnebago county, Wisconsin. Mathias was the son of Mathias Parson, Sr and both were born in New Jersey. They were living in Ohio in early 1800s, with Mathias eventually moving to Indiana where he married Jemima Henderson Penwell. She was previously married to Reuben Penwell.
Joel's death certificate states his parents were Messiah & Jane (Hillman) Parson. His wife was the informant for the certificate and I believe she couldn't quite remember Joel's father's name but knew it sounded like Messiah which Mathias does!!! So, it only makes sense to me the Joel is the son of Mathias & Jane (Hillman) Parson, Jr. which makes him a half brother to Jacob Parson.
Like I said, I have located a lot of information on Joel & Jacob and their descendants which I am willing to share with you. I can send you copies of what I have. My email address is LDShoger(a)aol.com -- send me your address and I will get the package off to you in a day or two. I will also send you email addresses of Lee Parson and Gary Parson. I am sure they would love to hear from you.
I have not been able to locate a marriage record for Joel & Louisa Wallard, but then I haven't had a lot of time to dig thru Chickasaw county records either.
I also have a quite a bit of information on Libby Pierson's family which I can send to you also.
I am so happy that I decided to make time to research the Parson family. It has been a real pleasure helping my brother-in-law out with his family tree.
I don't have much information on Hillman & Libby's family - but I am sure with your help and Gary & Lee -- I can get this info filled in soon.
Hope to hear from you soon.
I know for sure that a Lucinda Bertha (b 31 Dec 1898 Nashua IA, d 2 Mar 1984 Denton TX, m Rufus Lewis Lenius) was Alma's sister...so this looks like the right family to me! This is my great-great grandfather and his wife/family!
I'd be extremely interested in seeing a copy of that letter...since my grandma Doris (Alma's daughter with Charles/Carl Guhlow) would have been 15 at the time. My preliminary research indicates that Daniel might have been Peter Mahlstedt's brother? (William Peter's uncle) I'm going to be visiting with my 90-yr-old grandma at the end of the month, and would like to have a copy of the letter to show her and talk about....at the age of 15, I'm hoping she'll still have memories of that reunion - and perhaps names/facts in the letter may jog her memory.
I'd be more than happy to pay copying expenses/postage - or if it can be scanned and sent by email that would be great too. Please feel free to contact me direct: miczoodsma(a)birch.net
I have a few things that I can add. I found the 1906 census for Chickasaw County, Richland Township and it list a Mr and Mrs. Mahlstedt with six children. Retter, Mabel, Eddie, Willie, Lucinda, and Alma. As far as I can tell, this is my Great Grandfather and his wife and children. I also have an interesting letter. It is about a Mahlstedt family reunion that took place in Sept. of 1925. It talks about a Daniel Mahlstedt and family that migrated from Germany in 1863. It goes on to explain where different Mahlstedts were living at.
Hope we can share more info on the Mahlstedts
Thanks John Mahlstedt
> Wilhelm (William Peter?) Mahlstedt was my great-great grandfather...although I had his wife's name as Dora Bertha instead of Dorathea. However, I don't have physical records to determine which is correct. I show his DOB as 7 Jan 1858 (Germany) and death as 12 Mar 1931. Resided in Tripoli IA, buried at St Peter's Evangelical (Faith Cemetery - possibly abandoned).
> I'm traveling to Chickasaw Co at the end of the month and will try to find the cemetery as well as any existing county records.
> Edward would have had a sister who went by Alma(?) - who married Charles (Carl) Guhlow - had 4 daughters - and then married Harry White, farmer (?) in Frederika. She lived to be nearly 100, died in Cedar Falls sometime late 70s.
> Hope we can share whatever info we gather....
Be sure to get maps as you will find Tripoli and Fredricka in Bremer County. The Mahlstedts resided in Chickasaw I think New Hampton until abt 1920. Modern roads have names instead of numbers. It is quite confusing. Topographic maps will help and can be downloaded from the MSN Terramap server via USGS.
Be sure to check the wonderful Genweb sites for both Bremer and Chickasaw County. Many listers are missing the wonderful online resources at these and similar sites. Also the local Genealogy Societies at both counties do inexpensive research.
The Waverly Public Library and the New Hampton Public Library are definitely worth checking as are the courthouses! More info? Write back.
Rick B. in CA
Wilhelm (William Peter?) Mahlstedt was my great-great grandfather...although I had his wife's name as Dora Bertha instead of Dorathea. However, I don't have physical records to determine which is correct. I show his DOB as 7 Jan 1858 (Germany) and death as 12 Mar 1931. Resided in Tripoli IA, buried at St Peter's Evangelical (Faith Cemetery - possibly abandoned).
I'm traveling to Chickasaw Co at the end of the month and will try to find the cemetery as well as any existing county records.
Edward would have had a sister who went by Alma(?) - who married Charles (Carl) Guhlow - had 4 daughters - and then married Harry White, farmer (?) in Frederika. She lived to be nearly 100, died in Cedar Falls sometime late 70s.
Hope we can share whatever info we gather....
I am looking for any info on Joel Parson (b 1823?) and Louisa Wallard - I believe they are my great-great-great grandparents. They are buried with many many other members of my family in Richland Township Cemetery (near Ionia IA). I will be going back up there in a few weeks, to do additional research. I am also very interested in the mentioned photo.
I, too, think there is a family connection between Jacob and Joel - in an early Chickasaw Co history, Joel is listed as "Parsons" instead of Parson. Because he is buried quite near Hillman A. Parson (my gg-grandfather, m Libbie A Pierson, who I'm also trying to track), I am fairly certain of the relationship...but unable to verify as yet with records. Hillman had many children, including my grandfather Harry Hillman and Joel A. among others. Harry (b 1900 d 1950) committed suicide and the subject was taboo as I was growing up, so information through the family has been scant.
Any info would be greatly appreciated - and likewise, I'll be glad to share anything that results from my own research.