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Does anyone have any information on Maria Winters?
She was married to James Harvey Edwards.
Maria was born 10 Jul 1855 in Whiteside,Ill.
Died 19 Nov 1931 in Manilla
And is Buried in Oak Hill Cemetary.
To all those that requested lookups in St. Paul's Evangelical LutheraI n Church, Charter Oak Twp., Crawford Co., IA.
Recontact me on here as I have at last found my cemetery index and records again for that cemetery. I have lost all messages that were sent to me in regard to lookups. Sincerely, Darleen Berens
I know there are folks waiting for this.
Goodrich twp 1900 census is online.
By: Michelle Boger: gmboger(a)ite.net
Do you know where Guam is? This is where this twp
was transcribed. Michelle was probably sitting under
a palm tree near the ocean with a laptop.
Thank you Michelle!
Fred & Bob:
The 'Ancestry' take-over is indeed an ominous situation. Without a
computer I am in no position to volunteer, or I would do it instantly.
If there is ANYTHING I can do with my dinky little Webtv set-up, please
include me. Meanwhile, I consign myself to the Moral Support Squad.
Fred: Here is my opinion on trying to keep the Crawford Co. data in a so
called home environment. I under stand what you are trying to tell these
people- I think. As an example- my son is deep into genealogy searching.
He called the Harrison Co. court house trying to obtain copies of some
family histories. Like death and marriage certificates. He was told they
couldn't give them to him because they didn't know if he was family or not.
AND SO. But if he wanted to copies they would tell him who to contact and
for a fee this lady could come to the court house and get them for him and
send them to him. His question was ---Is she part of my family. Silence on
the phone. Well no. But that is the procedure we use. Well needless to
say he is persistent in what he wants. They finally said well if he brought
a family member with him he could get them. How where they to know who
would be with him. After a few more phone calls to certain people they said
he could come and get whatever copies he wanted himself. A few weeks later
he and his wife and I went to the court house to obtain some copies. They
never even asked our names or who we were. Just told us to go look for what
ever we wanted. We could have gotten any ones papers for them. It was like
what was the big deal on the phone. He had offered to pay for the copies if
they would just copy them and send them. So yes, I think there is more to
all of this them some people realize and I also think that money is being
exchanged that isn't necessary. He has also sent money to Court Houses for
copies and was told they didn't have those copies but never got a refund.
At $2.00 to $15.00 a crack this can run into a great deal of money in a
Maybe this is not what you are referring to, but this has been our
experience. And by the way he has finally found the resting place of his
Greatgreatgrandfather Ernst Schneider that he has been looking for. He is
buried in Decatur, Georgia. That was a happy day for my son. Thanks for
every thing Fred and for listening to my tales. lol. Until later--- Lyro
Like the old saying goes. " Keep it simple"
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2000 11:37 AM
Subject: IACRAWFO-D Digest V00 #58
I see many obits and queries being entered.
Here is a recommendation especially for the
Obituaries, please backup all your data.
There are several of you that have entered
this data. Maybe you could get together
and one or a group back it up. This is a
certain way that it will not be lost.
This data I am sure is valuable to a number
of folks and neither Bob or I have copies.
This is for all folks with roots
to Crawford co;
First off we are from all walks of life,
farmers, school teachers, industrial workers,
professors or you name and we have from this
Then on to my reason for this message.
Both Bob and I have discussed this and
decided to ask, but first a little education
for those that may not be in the know.
byte, character or a letter or space = one
KB = 1000 bytes
MB = 1,000,000
Crawford has millions now, Bob has the numbers.
Server = is where our data is stored.
Example: Rootsweb which has just been bought by
Ancestry and I think own My Family.
Note: We have been told that to keep our data
on their server that nothing will change and
The Genealogy web = every county and state
in the US. Hence Crawford county genealogy
web CRAWFORDGENWEB. Then we have the state
which is mostly a guideline and to promote
our counties. Hence Iowa genealogy web or
IAGENWEB. Then we have the United States and
they are to promote the states. This makes the
entire United States genealogy web. Hence USGENWEB
Oh yes! We also have the WORLDGENWEB.
Now is where my past experience in other states
comes in and the reason for this message.
There is a section called archives that state
coordinators are promoting to have data from
all counties entered. With the archives comes
folks that want control of this huge bunch of data
from all states. As you know that in life there
are folks that like to gain from anything they can
grasp which is happening the past year in the USGENWEB.
We do not know what the USGENWEB board members would do if
we put our files in their archive. This is the reason we
are going to do our best at keeping our files out of
the archives for the present. Except for some old files
that are out of date. An example of archive is Crawford:
If you go here you will note that these are old
files of the cemeteries I transcribed and had to
beg the Crawford CC at that time, to get them online.
Then without my knowledge here they are in archives.
I have snowbird of friends from Neb that asked me to
be a CC for their county. Here is where I voiced my
opinion much about the archives because I spent much time
entering the data there in Saline and Wayne co's.
Now on to my entire reason for this message.
We have much data in Crawford co now and hope to
add more a little at a time.
We would like your input on the following.
We would like a small group to act as an informal
advisory group for the site to be on the sideline
to take over either of these two places coordinator
or assistant coordinator if necessary.
We feel it is best to do it this way. Most know that
at work when someone is off for a spell or permanent
that there are replacements available to step in.
If this is accomplished then there would be no fear
of an outsider being appointed to takeover something
that was produced by and belongs to all of us from
So as a group give us your ideas.
Crawford co coordinator
Crawford co assistant coordinator
I checked the Westside census for my family name,
Evison, and found nothing. On a hunch, I searched for
Clark, my great-grandfather's first name. Found the
family listed under Everson. Thought you might want
to know. Sure appreciate all the work folks are
Do You Yahoo!?
Yahoo! Mail - Free email you can access from anywhere!
For anyone interested, here are the surnames of my 40 Crawford County
relatives. (See the contest). :
Abbe, Bendixen, Burk, Ehler, Gronau, Hadenfeld, Hofeldt, Johns, Maas,
Miller, Petersen, Schuett, Suckstorf
Surnames of Crawford County relatives I couldn't find:
Hargens/Hargans, Reis, Spring, Theadorf (although the few Hargens and
Theadorfs I found are probably relatives)
Surnames of relatives I will probably find - just haven't looked well
Hardy, Jessen, Schmidt, Schneider
I do not normally do this except for
someone in another country. I caught this on
our queries section and wonder if anyone can
help. If anyone needs help with any translating
let us know.
Here is the message:
NAME: LEIV ANDREAS EIKELAND
DATE: Aug 17 2000
QRYTEXT: Iam seeker BIRK, LARS ERIKSEN
LARS was born in Tysvær in Norway:4/Sept.1871
Is any in USA can help me when LARS died and where
Lars Birk emigrate to USA 22 febr 1905 from Stavanger Norway
Leiv Andreas Eikeland.
Please do not scare off by the lastest round
of messages stating they have x amount of
relatives for the contest. We encourage all to
send in their amounts to us regardless of how many.
When the smoke clears I will show all the wizenheimers
how many I have even though I cannot enter. This will
make them all sit up and take notice.
We occaionally have some fun here.
It appears I made an error on the last
message. We now have Westside twp online.
A note: We still have not had any contact
from the Crawford co Genealogy Society to
just let us know they are still active, so
tomorrow we will have to remove their info
from the Crawford pages.
This in county group could be an asset to
the genealogy cmmunity.
Soooo! Pesky LeBrun has quite a bunch of relatives in the
Crawford County GenWeb pages. Well, I know a thing or two about
ol' Pesky LeBrun. I went to school with her aunt at Schleswig High.
She probably counted every conceivable relative she could think of
including some 4th cousin twice removed from the woman who
married her grandmother's brother.
I fully understand ANY relatives of in-laws are completely LEGAL in
this contest. At least, at our family reunions in Schleswig and
Charter Oak these people called themselves relatives! Free food
and all, you know.
So, for those of you who got intimidated by Pesky. Don't be. I'm
not. My 26 relatives were within a 4 mile radius of the home farm in
Morgan township. Given my dad came from Morgan township and
my mom came from Charter Oak, Pesky would be TOAST if I was
eligible for the contest.
Fred made me ineligible because I can selectively remove pages
from the site to win the contest, which I would do.
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The following is a message from our
assistant and BOY!!! is he doin a job.
1. Hayes 1900 township census is posted
2. St. Boniface history with about 850 baptisms, about 250
marriages, and some photos is posted.
3. A few other updates to surname page, guestbook page, and the
Other business: We have 255 HTML files with 7.5 million bytes
and 115 image files with 2.5 million bytes on the site. Do we have a
Then on to ask for Thank Yous!!!
To all of these folks for the latest batch of information:
Lyro Knights: lk4henry(a)harlannet.com
Candee Lebrun: spunkerl(a)email.msn.com
Jessica Malone: MJessicaE(a)aol.com
Darleen Berens: Darleen_Berens(a)prodigy.net
Bob Kuel: kuehl(a)U.Arizona.EDU
WE have had so much going that it is hard to keep up
and everytime I go into the Crawford pages I get lost.
You have to look at the St Boniface church data and photos.
Many of you folks asked for research data, we have it in
Crawford co CC
Here is another challenge for you. You better
get busy and start looking for many more of
your ancestors and no you cannot go to Germany
now, we need you to keep building web pages.
Subj: Crawford County Relatives
Date: 8/20/00 7:03:38 AM US Mountain Standard Time
From: jmcd(a)oro.net (John McDonald)
Couldn't resist a challenge...I found 40 relatives on your site - 28 blood
relatives, 11 who married blood relatives, and an adopted son.
Ok Bob here is a challenge for you. It appears
you will have to dig up some relatives somewhere.
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From: mike-lowry(a)worldnet.att.net ("Mike Lowry")
Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2000 15:09:58 -0500
I've got Bob beat by a country mile. I found 27 relatives just on the first
page of the 1900 Dow City census. My GGG-Grandfather was Robert D.
Butterworth, who went to Crawford County in 1854. The Butterworth's married
into the Rudd and Williamson families, both of whom were quite prolific. My
GG-Grandfather, Charles Edward Butterworth, had 13 children with two of the
Rudd girls, Julia and Ida Mae.
Can anyone beat 27 ancestors on one page of a census?
Olive Branch, MS
This message is for the Crawford co
Is there anyone on this mail list that has
contact with the group.
We are having several folks asking about
and submitting dues for your group.
Our question is, are you active and have data
available for researchers of genealogical data.
We would like to work with you by being able to
refer folks to you.
If we have no contact in the next several days
we feel that we will have to remove your info
from the Crawford web pages and assume that
you no longer are active.
Crawford Co Iowa GenWeb coordinator.
I am pleased to anounce that the town of
Denison 1900 census data is now online with a couple
Please everyone send these two ladies just a
big: THANK YOU!!!
Deborah Bay: bayd(a)uswest.net
Lyro Knights: lk4henry(a)harlannet.com
Crawford co CC