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Can anyone tell me who the parents were of this Mary E. Irwin of Fremont Co.
Dave - Famsource(a)aol.com
HUTCHINSON, E. W., farmer, section 6, P. O. Anderson; born in Belmont county,
Ohio, December 31, 1840, where he remained until twenty-one years of age,
when he enlisted in the 15th Ohio veteran volunteer infantry. He was in all
the battles of his regiment until that of Stone River, when he was taken
prisoner. He was paroled shortly after, and joined his regiment - having been
exchanged in the meantime - at Murfreesboro, Tennessee. His fortunes then
were those of his regiment. He was mustered out December 27, 1865. In the
following spring came to Fremont county, Iowa. Was married April 25, 1872, to
Miss Mary E. Irwin. They have four children: Samuel A., Della, Erskine, and
one yet unnamed. He owns a farm of 180 acres, and is largely and successfully
interested in stock raising.
Would anyone have any information about a Mount Zion Church that existed just
off of Hwy. 275, on a county road East about 1 1/4 miles. There is also a
Mount Zion Cemetery in the same area. Is the church still standing ? Who's
property is / was this ? Is this in Sidney or Tabor ? What is the county road
# or name ?.
There was also a school another 1 1/4 mile East of the Church on another
county road just North. Anyone know anything about the Lone Willow school ?
Dave Chandler - Famsource(a)aol.com
Does anyone know of the existence of a good photo of the Primitive
Baptist church at Knox? This building was originally a Methodist church,
but the Baptists purchased it in 1922, and used it for many years. It
was located about four miles east of Percival, or five miles west of
Sidney (you would turn left off of Highway "2" at the Bluff Road and go
north about five miles to the site of the church, but it is not there
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Surname: Irwin, Reeves, Thompson
Most definitely. Except Hugh Irwin was married to Mary BOLTON.
Please contact me if you have information on these families.
Dave Chandler - Mojavedave(a)aol.com
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Surname: Irwin, Reeves, Thompson
Dave: Are these the various families you are interested in?
1.Burwell Irwin md. Mariah Reeves on 11/19/1859.
2. Rachel Louise Irwin md. William R. Thompson 9/29/1883.
3. James Robert Thompson (1833-1907) md. Mary Elizabeth Betchell (1834-8/1/1911).
4. Hugh Irwin (1812-1889) md. (1)Mary Bolin, d. 1/6/1853.
5. Joseph Reeves (1809-1880) md. Cyntha Robinette (1815-1896).
Here's an obit (I have a copy of the original) of my g-g-grandfather Moses
Samuels (m. to Elizabeth Thomas). He was a prominent banker and farmer in
Riverton and Hamburg in the mid-century. Anyone related to the Samuels,
Lusby, or Thomas side?
Hamburg Baby News, Saturday, May 2, 1885:
Death of Moses Samuels
On Wednesday morning the startling intelligence was spread abroad that Moses
Samuels, a well- known and highly respected citizen of Madison township, this
county, had died of apoplexy on Tuesday night at this home, near Riverton.
As almost every citizen knew Mr. Samuels well, the news cast a general gloom
over the entire community and it was the burden of conversation everywhere.
As we learn the facts it appears that Mr. Samuels was engaged nearly all day
Tuesday in superintending the loading of cattle on the cars at Riverton for
Chicago, seemingly being in the best of health and spirits. That task
accomplished, he went home and took supper as usual, after which he went to
the barnyard to help with the stock, a calf which had never drawn nourishment
from its mother was an object of his care, and he made several efforts to
induce it to take hold as nature intended it should. While handling the
calf, which had necessitated some physical effort, he suddenly felt a
sickness of the stomach and pain in the head, and calling to Chas. Lusby told
him to take charge of the calf. This was about 7 o'clock. Mr. Samuels then
went into the house and sat down upon a sofa, telling his youngest daughter
that he was not feeling well. Shortly afterward he retired to bed, and the
daughter made such applications of camphor as she thought would relieve him,
but without effect. He continued vomiting soon after and appeared to be in
great distress. To all suggestions that a doctor had better be called he
answered that it was only a temporary sickness and would soon be over. Chas.
Lusby, his son- in-law, was present, and a man was by him dispatched to
Riverton for a physician. About 9:30 Mr. Samuels seemingly sank into
slumber, breathing sonorously as one asleep. His anxious watchers sat by his
bedside, little thinking that he was dying; and not until he ceased breathing
(about 11 o'clock) did they realize that he had passed to the other shore.
None of the immediate family were at home at the time, except a young
daughter. Mrs. Samuels and Mrs. Lusby were at the house of Solomon Yearly,
attending to Mrs. Yearly, a daughter who at that time required their special
services. Joseph Samuels was on the way to Chicago with the cattle, and all
this occurring in the dead hour of night made the event specially
distressing. As soon as possible the sad news was communicated and the
heartbroken relatives brought home to view the remains of a loving husband
and father cold in the embrace of death. Mr. Samuels was a man of great
wealth honestly acquired-- the most of it during his residence of 27 years in
this county. He was kind-hearted and urbane in his manners and was highly
honored and respected. He never held any office of importance for the simple
reason that he never wanted to, though often urged to accept positions of
trust. He was an active and useful member to the board of supervisors for
some years, and while in that official position he brought to his use the
same strict business principles that characterized him in his personal
affairs. In 1876 he was a delegate to the St. Louis national convention that
nominated Samuel J. Tilden for President, and took delight in promoting the
interest of the party to which he had always belonged. The death of Mr.
Samuels, so unexpected, falls sorrow-laden upon the hearts of all who knew
him. His remains were interred at the Utterback graveyard, under the rites
of Freemasonry, of which order he was an advanced and revered member.
Fremont County has sustained a great loss by his death, as he was known as a
public-spirited man who gloried in the prosperity of the community in which
he lived. The services at the church and churchyard were very impressive and
were witnessed and listed to by several hundred of his neighbors who had
gathered to pay a last tribute of respect and love. The discourse was
delivered by Rev. W.W. Merritt, chaplain of Bruce Commandery, N. 34 F. and A.
Masons of Red Oak, and was able, instructive and comforting to his hearers.
The pall bearers were: Sir Knights H.H. Palmer, G.M. West, M. Walsworth,
J.W. Chase, W.E. Pattison, and A.R. Kerr (all of Red Oak). Alf. Wingate of De
Moine and Frank Gillkam of this city. About fifty Masons were present from
Red Oak, Shenandoah, Sidney, Farragut, and Hamburg, under command of Sir
Knight J.M. Hammond. At the Grave the service was read in an impressive
manner by Sir Knight D.W. Swiggart of Hamburg, and Chaplain Merritt. The
ceremonies were duly performed in the presence of over five hundred people
and all that remains of the Sir Knight Moses Samuels was hidden from view by
the clods of earth. Mr. Samuels had been a resident of Fremont County
twenty-seven years and had been married thirty-three years and six days. No
death had ever occurred in the immediate family, which consisted of two sons,
and three daughters, all of whom, with one exception, are married. In his
business affairs he was just, and persons in distress always found him
generous. Taken all in all Moses Samuels was a kind-hearted, sympathetic and
unostentatious man, whose general life was worth of imitation and the name of
whose friends in Legion.
An autopsy on Tuesday developed the cause of Mr. Samuels' death to be
Dr. C.T. Clark and Alf Wingate of De Moine attended the funeral.
The weather was rainy and the roads in a very bad condition.
Lyons Township is in Mills County. It is the southwest township
in the county just north of the Fremont County line and close to
> Searching for the children for John Franklin Perkins and Clara Kennedy.
> They were married 22 Feb 1877 in Cresco, Howard Co., IA. They both died
> of Pnemonia in 1900 when they were visiting Clara's mother in Tabor. Their
> obit says they were living in Lyon's Township, Fremont Co., does anyone
> know where Lyon's Township would be? Anyway, they had 6 children, George
> Perkins (1881-1969), Frank Everett Perkins (1890-), Fred, Ira, Pearl and
> Elsie. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Surname: Perkins, Kennedy
Searching for the children for John Franklin Perkins and Clara Kennedy.
They were married 22 Feb 1877 in Cresco, Howard Co., IA. They both died
of Pnemonia in 1900 when they were visiting Clara's mother in Tabor. Their
obit says they were living in Lyon's Township, Fremont Co., does anyone
know where Lyon's Township would be? Anyway, they had 6 children, George
Perkins (1881-1969), Frank Everett Perkins (1890-), Fred, Ira, Pearl and
Elsie. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Great Info, Cay! I would be interested in the information you have on the
marriage of Samuel Withro. My family member Elizabeth Holloway married
Samuel Withrow in Fremont County. Is this the correct couple? Thanks much.
Let's all address our inquiries to the list. That way they will
be archived. Cay
Dorothy Richardson wrote:
> Thanks for posting the list, Cay. I would appreciate the
> information you have on Elza Martin. Muchly appreciated!
> Dorothy Richardson
Martin, Elza, age 21 m. Stone, Mary Anjaline, age 15 on 16 Jan
1853 by Abraham Towner at Jerry Stone's.
2nd part of the marriage index for grooms.
FREMONT COUNTY MARRIAGES - BOOK 2 Sep 1849 (part) Jan 1853 (part)
Calkins, James W.
Evans, James H.
Graves, John G.
Hawkins, R. T.
Mann, Henry P.
Mathews, D. P.
Perman, Giles F.
Singleton, J. J.
If you see a name which might be yours, let me know and I will
send the rest of the information, which is just brides name, date
of marriage, ages of groom and bride, place married and who
officiated. I haven't yet figured out how to put both brides and
grooms and dates in an e-mail. If I get good response on this I
can continue with marriages until about 1865.
FREMONT COUNTY IOWA MARRIAGE LICENSES 1849 (part) - 1851 (part)
n.,g. means not given
Bonwell, Augustus C.
Cummings, Robert T.
Hinkle, Barnard H.
Jones, David Jr.
Jones, I. S.
Kingsberry, Harlow C.
McCord, Benjamin A.
Stephenson, Isaac H.
White, James M.
Wolf, George W.
Young, Bazel R.
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Surname: Kuhns, Shanley
FYI: What I came up with when I put all my notes together:
JOSEPH ALEXANDER KUHNS, b. March 1860 in Nebr. - d. 9/18/1918; md. Mahala
H. Shanley, b. Aug. 1860 -d. 7/17/1936 at the home of her son Rufus; md.
on 7/8/1881 in Saline co., Nebr. The 1900 census said 9 of 10 children
were living; the 1910 census said 12 of 13 children were living. They came
to Iowa (1)in 1890; (2)when son "Jake" was a child. She had been an invalid
for years, and had made her home with various ones of her children. Buried
1. Joseph Herman, b. 1882 -d. 1951; md. Minnie Alice Wyatt, b. 12/9/1880
-d. 1964. She was the daughter of Joseph and Victoria (Hume) Wyatt, and
had md. (1) James Rutherford McCormick, son of Humes T. and Sarah Elizabeth
(Kuhns) McCormick. In 1936, was of Plattsmouth, Nebr.
2. Gertie, b. 1883 -d. 1967; md. William Benjamin Kellison, b. 1883 -d.1969;
md. on 1/25/1902. Son of John H. and Viola (Plasters) Kellison. Buried
at Mt. Olive. In 1936, was of Hamburg.
3. Mary E., b. 1886 -d. 1975; md. Quentin M. Chapman, b. 1863 -d. 1932;
md. on 4/12/1905. Son of Henry and Clementine (McClure) Chapman. Buried
at Sidney. In 1936, was of Sidney.
4. Roy H., b. 3/24/1888 -d. 8/1/1969; md. Hazel Basinger, b. 2/1/1893 -d.
12/24/1913; md. on 12/24/1912 at Nebraska City. Buried at Hamburg. In 1936,
was of Hamburg.
5. Raymond "Jake", b. 9/24/1889 in Gage co., Nebr. -d. 7/8/1935; md. Violet
W. Barnes, b. 3/25/1896 -d. 1/11/1968; md. in 1914. Daughter of Louis and
Annabelle (Jordan) Barnes. Buried at Sidney.
6. Stella M., b. March 1891; md. _____ Quintz. In 1936, was of Republican
7. Benjamin F., b. Feb. 1894 -d. 6/4/1971; md. Verna Monroe, b. 1/13/1897
at Hamburg -d. 3/24/1986; md. on 2/6/1914. Daughter of Ruel and Vesta (Nixon)
Monroe. Buried at Hamburg. In 1936, was of Thurman.
8. Rufus, b. 1896 -d. 1966; md. Nellie Hall, b. 4/3/1903 at Dunbar, Nebr.
-d. 6/12/1994; md. on 1/31/1923 at Nebraska City. Buried at Hamburg. Daughter
of Albert and Alice (Van Laningham) Hall. In 1936, was of Thurman.
9. William R., b. Dec. 1898. No info.
10. Henry Floyd. b. 3/16/1900; was married on 1/25/1927 in Fremont county.
In 1936, was of Plattsmouth, Nebr.
11. Ester E., b. 1903 -d. before 1936.
12. Minnie May, b. 2/19/1905 -d. 8/5/1988; md. Clarence A. Gearhart, b.
1902 -d. 1977. Buried at Thurman. In 1936, was of Thurman.
13. No information.
Report by S P Cadle, Administrator of the Estate of Robt. Watkins, date 20 Oct 1898, [spelling of heirs' names is his]
Mary A. Dammon, Riverton, IA
Rebecca Wilson, Address unknown [She was in Kittitas Co, WA]
Nancy F. Cadle, Portsmouth, IA
Nina Toliver, Rockport, MO
Elizabeth Lowder* (Below are her heirs)
Mary Furnis** P. O. unknown
Phebe Cunningham "
Rachel Stein "
Alice Rudolph "
Edwin Lowder* "
Willie Lowder* "
John Lowder* "
Isabel Graves Deceased (Below are her heirs)
Eliza Fox Riverton
Sarah Shaffer P.O. unk
Alice Graves " "
Robert Graves " "
* Lowder is sometimes spelled Louder
** Furnis is elsewhere spelled Furnas
Marriages: [Fremont County except where not known.]
Mary A. Watkins m. Seth Damon. When, where, source?
Rebecca Watkins m. John A. Wilson 24 Aug 1867
Her mother was Mary Gordon who is related to several Gordons, who in turn m. Cummins, Danner, Davis, Fox ?, Roberts, and Stewart. Most are on the 1850 Fremont Co. Census.
Isabella Watkins m. Andrew Graves 24 Jul 1854
Elizabeth Watkins m. Phineas Lowder 18 Aug 1850
Peninah [Nina] Watkins m. Benjamin F. Tolliver 27 Sep 1877
Nancy F Watkins m. James M. Cadle [brother of S.P. Cadle] 7 Aug 1873
Questions on relatives:
Delilah Gordon m. Wm. Fox. When, where, source?
From the Fremont Co. Cemetery Records:
Luther Fox 1856-1933 next to Eliza 1860-19__ ( d/o Isabella Graves?); next to them are : Alice Fox (d/o Luther and Eliza?) Hammond wf/o A H, [first name?] b. 29 March 1884 d. 29 March 1903 and Olive Marie Fox d. 19 Oct 1902 age 1 yr 11 mo 10 day (d/o Luther and Eliza?). "
The Dammon-Plummer Mystery
Fremont County, Iowa, Cemetery Records, pg 210 Sidney Cemetery:
Plummer, Mary J d 27 May 1906 ae 22 yr 2 mo 28 da
Dammon, Robert M d 1 Mar 1889 ae 16 yr 1 mo 17 da s/o LT & OD Plummer - ?
Myrel d 19 Jan 1891 ae 2 da child/o LT & OD Plummer
Grace W d 28 Jan 1897 ae 2 yr 2 mo __? da dau/o LT & OD Plummer
Plummer, children/o LT & OD -- see Dammon
Dammon, Seth b 13 Mar 1835 d 14 Mar 1922
Mary -1 Jun 1845 - dau/o LT & OD Plummer
From Fremont Co. Early Marriages 1849-1885 by the Fremont Co., Historical Society 1989
Plummer, Luther T. to Oella (?) Sturgeon 6 Sep 1882
Can't figure out why Robert M. Dammon, who should be the son of Seth & Mary, would be be recorded as "s/o LT & OD Plummer "Did WPA guys goof?
Have more to ask & share. AJ
Please when writing to me with your first queries or when giving
information about your lines, send that e-mail to IAFREMON-L
Subscribers think there is nothing going on with the list when
they see no mail. Please put FREMONT COUNTY in the subject line.
These suggestions might bring more subscriber response.
I will do anything I can to help you (within reason.) Remember
where I live I only have as resource material the 1996 Fremont
County History, the Cemetery Book, the early Will Books and most
of the census records for Fremont County, State and Federal. For
any Census lookups I need to know a township because there are no
I do not plan, at this time, to transcribe any Fremont Census
Records to put on the web site because I am so involved with
Mills County and for several other reasons. I am sorry my plans
to do that didn't work out.
Thanks for your cooperation.
Your email is timely! I am just getting ready to post a request to the
Freemont County Genealogical Society to see if I can find obituaries for
Debbie Campbell Mosier who died 10 October and is buried in the Sidney
Cemetery and Allen Emery Mosier who died 6 July 1836 in Nodaway, Iowa
and is buried in Sidney Cemetery. I contacted State Geneological
Society and they suggested I write the Sidney Society.
You wouldn't happen to have these two obituaries would you?
Soon I am going to start posting to the list Fremont County
Obituaries from the Leland Smith Collection which were printed in
the Tabor Beacon. These are mostly short obituaries and they
don't seem appropriate for the GenConnect Obituary Board.
I had hoped to get these obits on the Fremont County web site but
that doesn't seem to be working. In order to browse the mailing
list Archives for Fremont County and perhaps find information
posted to the list before you might have subscribed go to the
then type in the name of the list - IAFREMON-L and search. This
takes you to a page where you can search, by keyword or surname,
all Fremont County postings to the list for past years.
Our list is small and quiet but I hope to create some interest
with these postings.
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Surname: IRWIN, REEVES, THOMPSON
Would like to hear from any relatives of the Irwin, Reeves or Thompson
families of Fremont County, Iowa from 1850 - 1930.