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Thanks for the church information. I'll explore that lead.
At 01:55 PM 08/22/1999 -0400, you wrote:
>Maybe it was a church in Ceres, Iowa. It is my understanding that way back
>in the mid 1800's there was a church called St. Peter's German Eveangelical
>Lutheran Church in Independence, Iowa. This town (Independence) was later
>changed to Ceres, Iowa in 1896. The church (former St. Peter's) is now
>called The Pioneer Rock Church and is located on Hwy 52 between Guttenberg
>Could this be the church you are inquiring about?
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I am seeking information about Sigrid NIELSDTR, born about 1822 in
Norway, probably from around Veggli/Rollag, Buskerud Co. She married Ole
TOLLEFSEN KITTILSLAND in Wisconsin on December 22, 1846. Ole TOLLEFSEN
KITTILSLAND was born July 20, 1822, near Veggli, Buskerud and had
emigrated from Norway in 1841. Ole and Sigrid lived in Clayton Co., Iowa
and Jackson Co., Minnesota.
Sigrid NIELSDTR may have been a sister to Ingeborg (Isabella) NELSON,
b.July 7, 1827, Numedal, Buskerud, Norway. Ingeborg emigrated from
Norway in 1847 and in 1850 married Soren "Sarney" OLSON SOREM, b. April
5, 1823, the son of Ole and Clara (MARSTON) OLESON. Ingeborg and Soren
were residents of Clayton Co., IA.
Sigrid, Isabella, and Soren may all have been cousins to Ole HALVORSEN
VALLE, b. 1821, from Rollag in Numedal, Buskerud. Ole Halverson Valles
parents were Halvor LARSON VALLE, b. 1790 d. 1857 and Veil OLSDTR
LANDSVERK, b. 1791
d. 1882. Ole H. VALLE emigrated to the U.S. with Ole T. KITTILSLAND.
I am hoping to find the parents of Sigrid NIELSDTR or other information
about this family.
Thanks for your help.
Maybe it was a church in Ceres, Iowa. It is my understanding that way back
in the mid 1800's there was a church called St. Peter's German Eveangelical
Lutheran Church in Independence, Iowa. This town (Independence) was later
changed to Ceres, Iowa in 1896. The church (former St. Peter's) is now
called The Pioneer Rock Church and is located on Hwy 52 between Guttenberg
Could this be the church you are inquiring about?
When the 1984 Clayton County history book stated that Charles Harnish and
Louise Borcherding were married at the Ceres Church, what is the full name
of that church?
Earl N. Armbrust
17413 Blodgett Road
Mount Vernon, WA 98274-7777
I'm new so this is my first post here and I have two basic questions. First, I have found rootsweb cemeteries sites and have found several of my ancestors but when I got to Goshen Cemetary, Milleville Twp., Clayton Co, IA, all I could get were the surnames for interments. Is there a site where I can find the actual names and dates in this cemetery on-line?
Second and the reason for the first question, is that I'm trying to locate info on Obed and Vincent Harrison (twins) both born ca1800 in OH, moved with their family/siblings (older sibs born in Hampshire, VA) to IL and the two ended up in Clayton Co., IA. and are apparently interred in the Goshen Cemetary.
Obed Harrison was married three times: 1) Hannah Badgley on Aug 2, 1827 in St. Claire Co., IL
2) Mary Morgan on Nov. 4, 1835
3) Martha J. Hurt Lister (widow) on May 1, 1862 in Pickaway Co., OH
Childn. w/ Martha: 1) John Vincent Harrison, b: 1866
2) Minerva Harrison, b: Nov 4, 1868; d: Mar 30, 1925
3) Mary Harrison, b: June 9, 1867 in Turkey Station, Clayton, IA;
d: Nov 26, 1968 in Jo Daviess Co., IL
m: Sept 24, 1884 in Glen Haven, WI
h: Edward Leander Penhollow
Vincent Harrison was married to Rebecca Tomlinson probably in OH. They had two children:
1) Obed Harrison b: Mar 4, 1843 in Pickaway co., OH
d: Dec 14, 1873 in Clayton Co., IA ...........could possibly be buried in Goshen Cemetary
m: Dec. 12, 1866 in Clayton Co., IA
w: Amanda Melvivia Penhollow
Childn: 1) Floretta Harrison b: Aug 19, 1868 in Clayton Co., IA; d: 1933 in Osterdeck, Clayton, IA; m: Asa Clay Smith
probably in Clayton Co., IA
2) George Harrison b: 1870 in Clayton Co., IA and d: 1872 in Clayton Co., IA
2) dau. after 1824
So basically, I'm looking for any connections to my HARRISON/PENHOLLOW/SMITH lines! I have a brick wall at the HARRISON line as Obed and Vincent, the twins, were also my ggggrandfather's brothers and I'm trying to find their parents!
Anyone researching the following families?
John Holly and Mary Lestina, they had 15 children and farmed near Giard.
Albert Lestina and Mary Holly lived near Monona.
John Holly and Mary Holly were brother and sister.
Would like to exchange information.
Here is a great new resource provided by the USGenWeb coordinator for Jo
Daviess Co., IL. Recently, one of their volunteers transcribed a special
1840 census index for the "Miner's Districts" of WI, IL and IA and donated
them to their website <http://users.rootsweb.com/~iljodavi/census.htm>
I recognize some Clayton County names and perhaps some from Allamakee
County. Good luck.
Roxanne L Barth UW-Madison mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
County coordinator for the following GenWeb Iowa counties:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~iaallama/ Allamakee County IAGenWeb Project
http://www.rootsweb.com/~iaclayto/ Clayton County IAGenWeb Project
I received from someone subscribed to this site an Obituary for Bessie
Lightfoot Thornton (d. 02 Feb 1872) several months ago. I "put it
away" somewhere and now am not able to find it. I would appreciate it
very much if someone would send it again. Also, I recently heard that
she died as a result of an accident. Is there any information available
on what type of accident?
At about the time James Thornton died ( 17 Apr 1906), her body was moved
from some other location to the present Thornton plot--along with
daughter Lucinda-- in the Monona Cemetery. Does anyone know if it was a
move within the same cemetery of from another cemetery?
Thank you for any and all help anyone can give!
Gordon and Arlene Banks
6093 W Stanley Rd
Mt Morris MI USA