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Is anyone researching CONNERs or CHAPMANs in Bagley, Guthrie Co?
Francis M. CONNER and wife Mary (Warner) CONNER are in Bagley in the 1900
Census. In 1902 they entered the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown,
where they both died; Francis in 1909 and Mary in 1919.
Martha CONNER, dau of Francis and Mary, married John CHAPMAN about 1887
and they had at least 2 daughters, Hazel b. 1889 and Ruth b. 1891. John
CHAPMAN was the postmaster in Bagley in 1900.
I would like to learn more about these girls and who they married. Is
anyone related to this line??
Thanks for your help,
Merna in CA
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I just received the obituary of Clara A. Holmes. It states that she was born
in Menlo, September 27, 1869, and she had a brother, Ernie. Are there any
Holmes families out there, or possibly someone with an 1870 or 1880 census
that would be kind enough to do a lookup for me? Alas, I do not know the
parents names. There is also the possibility that she was also married in
Guthrie County, to Leonard Cross, about 1886.
Any help at all will be greatly appreciated.
My grandfather was named Ernest Eugene Barker. He lived in Guthrie
County for many years and had a brother who lived around Panora; the
brother's name was George. His daughter, Opal Barker Morlan, lived there
until her death in this last year or year and a half.
I am trying to learn more about my grandfather's parents. I know they
moved to Idaho at some time.
Is someone familiar with Barkers living in Guthrie County; parents of
E.E. and George? Probably in the last part of the 1800s and/or first part
of the 1900s. E.E. was born around 1880. I think the Barkers came from
Wisconsin but am trying to find out if they ever lived in Iowa.
My grandfather's mother was Miranda Thierman and I think there were
Thiermans in Guthrie or nearby counties, some ending up living in the
town of Woodward, Iowa.
So I am thinking that my grandfather and his brother just came from
Wisconsin with the Thiermans instead of with their parents. Am looking
for someone who knows something about these two families. Thanks for any
info! Deborah Jorgensen
You named Harmon T. Reed and Louisa Jordan....These would be greatgreat
Uncle..Son of Bonum Reed and Rebecca Talley. They had 10 children I believe
later moved to California and grew lemons. Later returned to Guthrie and died
there while visiting his brother Lafe Reed.
He and his son Sidney Riley Reed were well known in Guthrie Co.
Here is some additional information on the First Baptist Church of Stuart (from 1884 History of Guthrie County)
The First Baptist Church of Stuart was instituted on Feb 21, 1874, with the following members; J. Hill, Annie Hill, D.J Potter, Lydia j. Potter, Kate Baker, Phoebe Harter, Ella Head, M.M. Pascal, S.M. Todd, Uriah lee and Mrs Uriah Lee. Rev. George Scott was chosen pastor; Uriah Lee, treasurer, Joshua Hill deacon; and Mrs. M.M. Pascal, clerk. In March, 1875, Rev A. knapp became pastor, but ill health compelled him to resign. The pulpit was supplied for a long time by Revs. Nash and Demos Robinson, of Des moines, and Rev. mr. Childs, the meetings being held in the Episcopal church building, which they rented in 1875.
On Jan 12, the society purchased this building and filed articles of incorporation, electing E.R. Daniels, A.A. Potter and A.H. Esterbrook, trustee. Dedicatory services were held on Sept 29, 1878, with Rev. Dr. Fullerton preaching the sermon. May 1, 1880, Rev L.W. Atkinson was called to the pastorate, but son resigned. in Oct 1881, Rev C.F. Reed accepted the charge, taking possession Jan 1, 1882; on Oct 15, 1882 he resigned. The first of May, 1883, Rev W.A. Welcher assumed charge of the church until Mar 23, 1884, and on May 6, was succeeded by Rev. R.B. Albin, the present pastor.
The society own their charch edifice and have a membership of 48. The present officers are as follows: H. Leighton, clerk; E.R. Daniels and H. Leighton deacons; E.R. Daniels, treasurer; E.R. Daniels, George Theirman and A. Trindle, trustees
(An August 29, 1902 Stuart newspaper article said: "The Trustees of the Baptist Church have sold that church to the Adventist Church, recently organized in this city.")
This article was written in 1970.
> Here's some more about some of the early churches. This information I'm
> abstracting from the Church section of the History of Guthrie and Adair
> County written in 1884. The book is really two books in one, one about
> Guthrie County, the other about Adair. There are complete indices for
> both sections. This is only meant to guide you into locations, time
> frames, etc. There are no pictures and no other family info in this
> section. Other parts of the book have been transcribed. Check the link
> on the front page about bios.
> part 4
> Baptist Church at Panora
> organized 1858 by JA Nash and TS Griffiths
> 1871 church building started; sold before finished
> First Baptist Church of Stuart
> organized 1874
> Members: J (Joshua) Hill, Annie Hill, DJ Potter, Lydia J Potter, Kate
> Baker, Phoebe Harter, Ella Head, MM Pascal, SM Todd, Uriah Lee, Mrs.
> Uriah Lee
> Pastors: Rev. A Knapp, Rev. Nash, Demos Robinson, Rev. Childs, Rev. LW
> Atkinson, Rev. CF Reed, Rev. WA Wescher, Rev. RB Albin
> Rented Episcopal church building until 1875
> In 1875 bought their own building; Officers: ER Daniels, AA Potter, AH
> 1884 Officers: H Leighton, ER Daniels, George Theirman, A Trindle
> South Coon River Baptist-Missionary Baptists Penn twp
> organized 1876 with Elder Joseph Carson as pastor
> Members: John S. Cave, Helen M. Betts, Mary Ayers, Sarah Walker
> Officers: WR Godwin, AJ Cave, John Hill
> Ministers: Joseph Carson, Elder Childs, Elder Hooks, Elder A. Hunt
> Officers 1884: AJ Cave, WR Godwin, Mrs. AJ Cave
> Missionary Baptists Jackson twp
> organized Franklin school in 1868
> Members: John Tam & wife, John Heiland & wife, Andrew Whisler, AF Trent
> & wife, Millie Annacres, Charles McCoye
> Ministers: Joseph Carson, Henry Cloud, William Hooks, Elder Hunt,
> 1870 moved to Valley twp; brought back 1871 to Centennial school
> 1884 officers: John Hieland, John Whisler, Andrew Whisler
> Coon River Congregation of German Baptists
> 1862 love feast at D. Brumbaugh's
> Members residing within limits of Coon River congregation at that time:
> Jacob Wlater, John W Diehl, JD Haghtelin, Eliza Haughtelin, SA
> Chamberlin, Caterine Walter, D Brumbaugh, Lydia Brumbaugh
> 1865 separated from parent; Officers at separation: John Fitz, O Free
> BE PLaine, John W Diehl
> 1873 building on land from BE Plaine and A McClaran (sec 29)
> 1884 Officers: Robert Bodger, JD Haughtelin, JW Diehl, M Deardorff,
> Joseph Myers, Alfred Brower, John Fitz, SC Deivilbis, Goerge Boots, DW
> Diehl, O Flesee
> Stuart Meeting of the Friends
> organized 1855; known then as Summit Grove meeting
> Members:David Bowles, Cyrus Bolwles and wife, David Bowles, Jr, and
> wife, Darius Bowles, Calvin Carson and wife, Elias Hadley Sr and family,
> John Pearson and family, Reuben White and wife, William Kivett and wife,
> TJ McCollum and wife, John Ramsy and wife, Mary Mills and family,
> Lindley M Stanton
> building 1856 sec 31; 1877 new building
> Speakers: Ruth Newlin, David Bowles, Penniah Kivetts, Amos Davis and
> wife, Benjamin Hiatt, Daniel McPherson, Benjamin Hodges
> 1884 officers: John Carson and wife, Jamee Catell and wife.
> Spring Valley Friends
> originated 1858 home of Thomas Chantry, Thompson twp
> Principle movers: Thomas B Chantry and wife, Wlisha and Hannah Smith,
> Eliza Betts
> 1862 committee people: Samuel B Chatry, William W Stanfield, Joseph H
> 1866 meeting house built sec 26 has cemetery-Thomas B Chantry first
> burial in 1864
> Building in Casey in 1882; Committee: SB Chantry, Amos Davis, Joseph
> Betts, Alonzo Rhinehart, SP Chantry, and their wives.
> German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Grant twp
> meetings at homes of George Faga, John Miller, Christopher Drafahl,
> Henry Faga, school house 3 in 1875
> Members: Henry Wesack, John Miller, Henry and Geroge Faga, Henry
> Gerhold, Fred Zimmerman
> Ministers: Rev. Merten, Rev. J Horn (more info about him), Rev
> Frederick Ehlers (more info about him)
> building 1884
> First officers: George Faga, Henry Wesack, Henry Gearhart, Fred
> 1884 Officers: Christopher Drefahl, Fred Felt, Henry Faga, PJ Felt
> end part 4
> Shannon Moore
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I'm sorry to say that I can find no mention of a Ware Family in my Stuart, publication.
> I would be more than Happy to check for this information. As I am currently
> at work, it won't be until this evening that I'll be able to complete your
> IAGUTHRI-L(a)rootsweb.com wrote:
> > In a message dated 01/31/2001 10:58:40 PM Central Standard Time,
> > olsaltusa1(a)netscape.net writes:
> > << "History of Stuart, Iowa 1870 - 1970" and would be more than happy to
> > search for information regarding Stuart, Iowa. >>
> > Do you have any information on a Ware Family. Benjamin Franklin Ware m.
> > Sarah Ann Bishop in 1865 in Guthrie Co. Benjamin died in 1876 and buried
> > Glendon. He was in the 1st IA Lt Artillery during the Civil War and died
> > TB contracted during the Nashville Campaign --- yet still made the march
> > with Sherman to Atlanta.
> > Benjamin's mother was Caroline and she is also buried in Glendon. His
> > was Charles Ware and is a big mystery as we don't know much about him or
> > where he was buried.There is a Charles Ware buried in Glendon but he was
> > son of Charles and Caroline who died at 20.
> > My Aunt Mytle Bolster was b. in Stuart 1895 and Ferrin Ware also b. in
> > 1897. The other children were born in other towns along the route of the
> > Rock Island. My grandmother Alice Ware m. Wm. Benjamin Bolster in IA but
> > Iowa has no record of the marriage.
> > Thanks - Marilyn
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In a message dated 01/31/2001 10:58:40 PM Central Standard Time,
<< "History of Stuart, Iowa 1870 - 1970" and would be more than happy to
search for information regarding Stuart, Iowa. >>
Do you have any information on a Ware Family. Benjamin Franklin Ware m.
Sarah Ann Bishop in 1865 in Guthrie Co. Benjamin died in 1876 and buried in
Glendon. He was in the 1st IA Lt Artillery during the Civil War and died of
TB contracted during the Nashville Campaign --- yet still made the march
with Sherman to Atlanta.
Benjamin's mother was Caroline and she is also buried in Glendon. His father
was Charles Ware and is a big mystery as we don't know much about him or
where he was buried.There is a Charles Ware buried in Glendon but he was the
son of Charles and Caroline who died at 20.
My Aunt Mytle Bolster was b. in Stuart 1895 and Ferrin Ware also b. in Stuart
1897. The other children were born in other towns along the route of the
Rock Island. My grandmother Alice Ware m. Wm. Benjamin Bolster in IA but
Iowa has no record of the marriage.
Thanks - Marilyn
Part 2 Church abstracts from the History of Guthrie and Adair Co.
Methodist Episcopal Bear Grove
started 1857 by Father Knott at SR Saxton cabin
moved 1871 to a school house North of Bear Grove
additional ministers:Rev. Gates, Rev. Warfield
1876 the Free Methodist led by Rev. Stannard alternately held services
in the same school house. Rev. Nutz was also a minister of this group.
Church of Christ Panora
organized 1854 by Elder Clayborn Wright of Greene Co.
Elders: Ben. Mitchell, Alex. Wasson; Deacon: Wm. C. JOnes
1858 church divided; met at McClaran's school
1874 building in Panora
Christian Church-Disciples of Christ
organize at 1874 Tuttle's Grove school house in Orange twp by Elder
Members: James F Moore, Samuel Lafferty, Mrs. Samuel Lafferty, George
L. Teter, Mrs. George L. Teter, Dudley M Thompson, Mrs. Dudley M.
Thompson, Henry Cretsinger, George M Cretsinger, Isaac M. Cretsinger,
Mrs. James F. Moore and several others.
Christian Church-Victory twp
organized 1870 by Elder OE Brown of Greenfield
1884 in Panora
original members: Benjamin Mitchell, Bernetta Mitchell, William
Jackson, Rachel Jackson, William Jones, Margaret Jones, William and Mrs.
Miller, Samuel and Mrs. McClaran, Horation Shaw, Ozias Shaw and others.
1875 Elder James Anderson
first members of Hickory Grove branch: Orlando Moffitt and family,
William Lydick and wife, Alexander Slaybaugh and wife and Peter McClaran
Christian Church -Stuart
church buildt 1875
Christian or New Light Church of Jackson twp
organized 1856; held services at school house at Sec 3.
Members: Martin Smith and wife, Jacob Smith, Aaron Smith and wife.
Ministers: Rev. John Hopkins, Mrs. David Lewis
1860 building erected
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Panora
Members: EJ Reynolds, JW Gustine, Samuel Anderson and wife, Mary J
Hill, Charles L Fogg, Hannah Kellogg, Margaret Lenon, Robert Farnsworth
and wife, Nancy J Farnsworth and Maria Townsend.
Ministers: Samuel Anderson, Rev. JDM Buckner, CF Fuller
Building started 1870 by Baptist who sold in to this group in 1871 to
Presbyterian Church of Menlo
organized 1869 by Rev Hiram Kellogg
Members: Joseph Reynolds, George B McPherson, AL Carmichael, JJ Groom,
Perry Crook, HM Sampson, Ira Derby, JM Crab, J Heasly, DB Westlake
Additional Ministers: Rev. AH Campbell, Rev. Bartle, Rev. CH Bruce
Presbyterian Church at Casey
organized 1873 with Rev. JG Hanna
Officers: JG Griffith, Henry Kesley, Jacob Blattner, CF Linthurst, WD
Other minister: Rev. Kephart
Presbyterian Church at Guthrie Center
organized 1875 by Rev. John C. Hanna
Members: Godfrey Jerue, James Dalzell, Mrs. S Reed, Miss Alice McLuen
died as members left; reorganized 1880 by Rev. AH Campbell and WM
Members then: John H Phelps, Mrs. Harriet C Phelps, Lottie M Phelps,
Mrs. Maria Cutting, Lilla & Jennie Cutting, Samuel S Shaefer, JW
Shaefer, Mrs Sarah Shaefer, Lou McMillan, Mrs. Sarah J Phillips, Robert
M Deems, Mrs. FA Mann, Ellen A Kimball, OG McCutcheon, Mrs. A Curtis,
Mrs. Mary McMillan, and Mrs. Nettie Herriott
Other ministers: CH Bruce, Rev DN Graves
end part 2