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Posting my HAYES information to see if anyone can help. There are
connections to BIXLER, RHODES, LUFT, DEAN, STEPHAN and others in OH and
counties of Buena Vista, IA, Jackson, Sac, and Dickinson. I have more
information to share and would appreciate anyone who can help, add to, or
willing to do lookups. I am also trying to obtain documentation; copies of
the census records, marriages and death certificates and records. etc. of
several of the following and will pay for the copies, plus postage. Thank
Julius (Jules) Lee HAYES, b. 09 Feb 1845, near Columbus, OH, d. 08 Mar 1888,
Wall Lake, IA, married Orpha BIXLER 04 Sept 1866, Andrew, IA She was born
1848, IA. She was the daughter of Jefferson Bixler and Mary Catherine Barnes.
According to 1870 Jackson Co., Fairfield Twp census:
HAYES........Julius, age 23 Farmer b. OH
Orpha, age 21 b. IA
Melissa, age 2
Orpha, age 7 mo
The 1885 Census Sac County, Levy Twp., Wall Lake lists:
HAYES........Julius, 40, b. OH
Orpha, 37, b. IA
Malissa, 16, b. IA
Alma, 15, b. IA
Jud, 13, b. IA
Rosa, 11, b. IA
Maggie, 5, b. Sac Co.
The 1895 Census- Sac Co., Levy Township - Wall Lake lists:
VERO............Herman, 27, b. Germany
Orpha, 48, b. ?
Hayes, Judd, 19, b. Sac
The 1900 Census - Sac Co. - Levy Township - Wall Lake lists:
VERO............ Herman, head, Oct 1873, 26 yrs., Germ., day laborer
Orpha, wife, Oct 1836, 63 yrs., IA
Hayes...........Judson, stepson, Jun 1876, 23 yrs., IA, day laborer
Says she is the mother of six kids with 5 living and that she and Herman
married six years.
I would like to have copies of the above census records for further
information and documentation if anyone has access to them and would be
willing to make copies.
The following is what I have from family records:
Children of Julius & Orpha HAYES:
Alma Harriet Hayes, b. 02 Nov 1872, Spragueville, IA; d. 01 Dec 1945,
Wall Lake, IA
Judson Hayes, b. 1873, d. 1942, buried Wall Lake Cemetery
Margaret (Maggie) Ann HAYES, b. 08 Feb 1880, Wall Lake, d. IA; d. 01 Feb
1965, Spirit Lake, IA (Known as Grandma Baker--the Button Lady)
+ William Henry Rhodes, b. Apr 1868, IL. Married Margaret Ann
Hayes abt 1883, probably IA. According to 1900 Census, Roseburg, OR, stated
Father from NY, mother from Scotland.
Children Of William & Margaret Rhodes:
1 child: b. btw 1883 - 1900; deceased as of 1900
Pearl Rhodes, b. 27 Sept 1895, Wall Lake, IA, married Henry Stephens
Alma Rhodes, b. Nov. 1888, Wall Lake, IA, married Clayton Dean
Ruby Rhodes, b. 10 July 1901, Roseburg, OR, married Fayne Haradon
William Henry Rhodes, Jr., b. 07 Mar 1903, Roseburg, OR,
Margaret Rhodes, b. 12 May 1905, Roseburg, OR, married (1) Emery
Ogle, (2) Henry Anderson
Nedra Rhodes, b. 20 Nov 1907, Wall Lake, IA, married (1) Arthur
Luft, married 25 July 1923, Rockwell, IA, (2) Howard Dean
If anyone can find a marriage record for William Rhodes to Margaret Ann Hayes
and for Arthur Adam Luft to Nedra Rhodes, I would LOVE to have them.
Dickinson County, Iowa Genealogy Group
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