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I was reading the 1915 History of Harrison County Iowa today and came across
this biography for Lemuel McIntosh. I found his marriage proposal very
endearing, if not down right creative!
Page 603: Lemuel McIntosh was born January 28, 1857, in St. Johns township,
Harrison county, Iowa, the son of George R. and Barbara J. (Frazier) McIntosh
who were natives of Putnam County, Indiana, who came to Harrison county in
1856 and located on a tract of land where Missouri Valley now stands. They
were the parents of seven children, of whom Lemuel was the eldest.
Mr. McIntosh ws married January 5, 1887, to Harriett E. Weaver, who was born
in Williams county, Ohio, daughter of William and Lavina (Steele) Weaver,
natives of Pennsylvania. Harriett Weaver had come to Harrison county for a
visit, and Mr. McIntosh told her that women were more plentiful in Ohio than
in Harrison county at that time and asked her to stay in Iowa and be his
wife, as they needed her in Iowa more than in Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. McIntosh
have two children, George W. and Eugene, both of whom are still at home with
their parents. (end)
What a proposal, huh?
Mona Sarratt Knight
Researcher: Barb Swearingen
Not a list member
I am hoping you can help me in my research. Georgia H. Brady died 18 January
1997, services were held at St. Anne's Catholic Church and she was buried in
the Logan Cemetery, per her obit. Trying to find out if Nick Brady, her
husband is buried in the same cemetery. I have no information on him, as to
birth or death dates. He also may be listed as Nicholas? I'd like to find
out both Nick & Georgia's birth dates and when Nick died. Have reason to
believe they were residents of Logan for many years. I would be most
grateful for any information on this couple you could give me.
The cemetery book for Logan Cemetery was last updated in 1987. I do not have
information on burials after that date. I sent your query to the
IAHARRIS-L(a)rootsweb.com so that if another reseacher has info on Georgia &
Nick Brady they can find you.
Researcher: Harry Barnum
Researcher: Lee & Ann Hoffman
Harry is trying to find out if the Barnum family listed below was related to
David E. Barnum who was also in Harrison County. Harry forwarded this email
from Ann Hoffman:
Abrahm Erasmus Barnum married Alice Johnston 27 July 1871 Modale, Harrison
Their children were:
Herbert Maurice "Heber" b 1877 Mondamin, Harrison County IA
Mary Gertrude b about 1875 Mondamin, Harrison County IA
Milford Lee b 1887 Nebraska
Carie Lila b 1891 Neligh, Antelope County, NE
Alice Johnston was the sister of my great-grandmother, Ann Johnston Smith.
Ann & her husband, Charles W. Smith homesteaded in Nebraska in 1879. The
Barnums lived near them for a while; I don't know how long or if the entire
family then went to Oregon. I do know that Heber and his wife lived a great
deal of their lives in the Oakridge - Eugene areas andthat Alice died there.
Barnum is not a common enough name for them all to have have been in Harrison
County and not to have had a family connection.
If anyone has information please post it to the list.
Researchre Joan Southwick
Joan wants to know if anyone has information on where Thomas Reeder was from?
The 1856 census, Jefferson Township, says he was born in Illinois. Does
anyone know where in Illinois?
Joan is researching Mary Ann Bucy Champion Groves Reeder, wife of Thomas
I found Mary Ann Bucy Champion Groves when she married Thomas Reeder. I did
not know that she had re-married. Making her 3rd marriage at the age of 41.
She had 3 babies, ( all died), after she married Reeder in 1864 and died in
1867 with the 3rd one.
We just wondered why Mary Ann chose to go to Iowa with the 3 kids---she was
living in Stewart Co. Tenn. when her husband died. Her parents lived fairly
close in Calloway Co. Kentucky and her Father-in-law lived in Pope County
Illinois. He was already raising 3 other grandchildren whose parents had
died. Her youngest 2 were 5 and 10 years old. We also wondered how these 2
got back to Southern Ill. to the grandfather. We thought possibly She knew
the Reeders from earlier times, she must have known someone in Harrison Co.
and wondered if a County History would say where the family was from.
Some time ago I heard about a book that was written by an attorney.
This book was about the early pioneers of Nebraska and Iowa and the book
mentioned Jed Smith (my gguncle) being on the school board on Persia,
Iowa. Some money was stolen and Jed Smiths house burned down. After the
house burned down Jed Smith and family moved to Kaya Paha Cnty.,
Nebraska and at that time, this area of Nebraska was unorganized
territory. . Does anyone have the name of the above mentioned book? Is
it the 1891 Condensed Version of Harrison Cnty., written by Joseph
I noticed that W.W.Wood comfirmed and ordained Howard S.Smith in the
RCLDS in Unionburgh, Iowa. Does anyone know if there is a relationship
between W.W.Wood and Sammy Wood?
Thank you for your help.
Sandy (in Maine)
Researcher Jackie in Linn County IA
Jackie is a List Member.
Would it be possible to check this 1905 Residents list for the surname of:
There is only 1 Cadwallader family listed in the 1905.
1905 Harrison County Directory - list of residents of the county.
Cadwallader, S S, clerk, Woodbine
Cadwallader, Mrs Grace
Cadwallader, Milton, minor
Cadwallader, Pearl, minor
Cadwallader, Vern, minor
Cadwallader, Ruth, minor
Cadwallader, Paul, minor
Researcher: Joyce Beaman Buzzelli
Would you please check your cemetery
records and check to see if you have a burial for my Emma Rickabaugh
Green. She married Charles Green, March 3, 1887, in Harrison County.
In the 1905 directory, there is a listing for a Charles and Mary Green
and a telephone listing in Persia for a Charles Green but no family of
Green that lists Emma. Charles Green was from New York.
In the obit for Emma's father, Peter Rickabaugh of Mills County, in
1913, Emma is not listed and it states that he was preceded in death by
7 of his 11 children. The obit lists Emma's sisters, Katie Rickabaugh
Myers and Clara Ellen Rickabaugh Haynie, both in Harrison County. The
other two daughters are listed as still in the Mills County area.
I have a feeling that Emma died but nothing concrete. The Haynies are
buried in Magnolia cemetery as is most of the Beaman family. A few are
in Mondamin's Noyes Cemetery but I have no idea where Emma would be
I didn't find a cemetery listing for either Emma Rickabaugh Green or Charles
Green. I don't have the book for Calhoun, Frazier or Linwood Cemeteries. I
posted this to the IAHARRIS-L(a)rootsweb.com so if someone out there knows
where they are buried they let you know.
The 1915 History of Harrison County Iowa states the following:
Defunct Village of Calhoun. Daniel Brown, the county's first settler,
platted this village, as shown by the records, August 19, 1853. Its location
was the east half of the southwest quarter of section 19, township 79, range
43. A postoffice was established here in 1856. Among the persons in charge
were W.S. Meech, Charles Nelson, DICK HALL, and a Mrs. Crawford. The office
was discontinued in the eighties.
From the best possible authority, it is believed that the following completed
about all of the list who dealt, in any way, in business at Calhoun, in her
days of prosperity and high hopes: E.T. HARDIN, who had one of the earliest
general merchandise stores, W.S. & E.W. MEECH, were heavy dealers. H.D.
MEECH finally became sole owner and ran it until 1870. In 1868, W.W. ROSE
conducted a saloon known as "Castle Thunder." At that date the village
contained 21 dwellings, 2 stores, a school house, and one shop. Its
proprietor, pioneer Brown, expected it to become the county seat of Harrison
county, but alas, how frequently men are mistaken in their conclusions in
business affairs. It was once quite a lively little hamlet, but with the
first mad dash of the Northwestern locomotive down the Boyer valley in 1866,
and the founding of Logan and Missouri Valley, this town began to decline,
and finally every branch of trade had to suspend in what has for a third of a
century been referred to as "Old Calhoun." In 1891, the only business house,
in fact, was the store conducted by D.H. REEDY, who came to the place in
1889. Calhoun is no more, except in memory.
Researcher: Bob Crosby of Vancouver WA
Not a list member
I was referred to you in that you might help me. Am looking for information
on Richard Hall. He was a postmaster at Calhoun around 1879. At least he
lived there then acct Herbert E. Hall the youngest of 8 was born there May 5,
1879. Would appreciate any information you can give. I am a member of the
Clark County Historical Society here in Vancouver, Washington. I will be
back in Nebraska and Iowa in May and June. Hope to be able to stop at your
library. Thanks for any help you can give.
I have been digging in my books. I found a marriage & some obits that might
be your Richard Hall. I will list the HALL info I found for you to review.
I do not know how or if they are related to your family. I leave that for
you to prove. I will also send this email to the IAHARRIS-L(a)rootsweb.com so
that if another researcher has info to share they can find you. If you join
the email list let us know you are on it. I post all queries to the email
There are 2 Halls bios on the 1891 Harrison County Bio Index. They are not
online yet but we are transcribing the bios now. We hope to have all the
bios online within a month so if you check back to the Index you can read
them when they go online. Here is the bio index link:
EARLY HARRISON COUNTY MARRIAGES 1855-1905
Hall, Addie & W W Maysent 14 May 1883
Hall, Bertha E & Roy D Mitchell 28 Jun 1899?
Hall, Catharine & David Corcoran 2 Feb 1869
Hall, Cynthia a & J C Wooster 14 Sep 1893
Hall, Edna & Clark Ellis 10 Feb 1867
Hall, Eliza & M A Honaker 2 Oct 1889?
Hall, Elsie & Calvin Johnson 3 Mar 1892
Hall, Fanny & M L Boustead 24 Feb 1873
Hall, Jude E & Julius Deur 26 Mar 1899
Hall, Laura P & Charles P Day 31 Dec 1885
Hall, Lillian & F B Crowley 29 Jun 1891
Hall, Lillie & Edward Bayliss 9 Dep 1877
Hall, Louie M & W H Clifton 4 Aug 1889
Hall, Mbel & John A Waterman 25 Dec 1895
Hall, Mary A & D S P Michael 14 Sep 1886
Hall, Mary E & John Ellis 1 May 1857
Hall, Mary J & Amsey Beedle 8 Mar 1861
Hall, Mary J & Oliver cHenry 11 Mar 1865
Hall, P C & George H Humphrey 4 Jun 1865
Hall, Rosie & Aaron Downs 30 Nov 1904
Hall, Selina & Joseph J Cook 7 Jul 1879
Hall, Violet & William E Cutler 17 Sep 1863
Hall, Richard & Lucy Ratcliff 20 Sep 1861
Hall, Frank & Alice Younger 4 Jun 1865
Hall, John & Lydia Scoville 24 Aug 1868
Hall, John S & Camilla S Hunt 23 Oct 1869
Hall, J M & H R Robinson 8 Mar 1870
Hall, George & Sarah Krepps 20 Feb 1871
Hall, Robt & Lizzie Woodhill 28 Jul 1874
Hall, John a & Henrietta Morrill 9 Mar 1876
Hall, Fred & Olive Brown 27 Mar 1878
Hall, Marshall & Ella S Children 3 Jul 1881
Hall, Robt B & Louisa M Taylor 26 Feb 1885
Hal, Eli & Mary A Triplett 10 Sep 1885
Hall, Robt & Belle Miner 28 Nov 1886
Hall, Chas R & Fannie Simmons 28 Sep 1887
Hall, Frank & Minnie E Bush 29 Sep 1888
Hall, Edmund, Anna Martens 18 Oct 1890
Hall, John T & Maggie Nicely 19 Oct 1897
Halls, Bernard & Jennie E Granger 12 Nov 1899
Hall, Oliver C & Musa Clark 22 Jan 1900
Hall, J D & Myrtle Shumaker 27 Aug 1901
Hall, Leonard & M Agnes Taylor 21 Feb 1904
Obits - copies available at the Harrison County Genealogy Society. There is
a charge for obits. Here is what I found listed on the indexes:
MISSOURI VALLEY TIMES NEWSPAPERS OBIT INDEX 1893-1920
Hall, Eli 1897
Hall, John 1918
Hall, Nathan 1898
Hall, Oliver 1915
Hall, Richard "Dick" 1901
Hall, Robert 1897
Hall, son of Leonard 1894
Hall, Susan 1897
HARRISON COUNTY NEWS OBITS 1894-1904
Hall, dau (doesn't list parent) 1894
Hall, Richard 1901
LOGAN OBSERVER 1898-1908 & WOODBINE TWINER 1898-1908
Hall, Eli or Ed? 1897
Hall, Mabel Fern 1904
Hall, Matthew 1898
Hall, Robert 1897
This is getting too long I will continue on another email.
Researcher: Bob Crosby
Not a list member.
1905 HARRISON COUNTY DIRECTORY - List of residents of the county in 1905,
occupations & place of residence.
Hall, Eleanor, Woodbine
Hall, J. S, supervisor, Woodbine
Hall, Mrs Camelia
Hall, L T, clerk, Woodbine
Hall, Rev B F, Woodbine
Hall, Mrs B F
Hall, Leonard, teacher, Magnolia
Hall, Mrs Agnes
Hall, Mildred, minor
Hall, Charlie, minor
Hall, Fred, RR 1 Orson
Hall, Mrs Anna
Hall, Edith, minor
Hall, Frank, minor
Hall, Grace, minor
Hall, Mabel, minor
Hall, Chas, RR 3 Missouri Valley
MISSOURI VALLEY, ST JOHN'S TOWNSHIP
Hall, Edmund, section, 208 S West
Hall, Mrs Edmund
Hall, Mrs Ella, 513 Erie
Hall, Wm, mail clerk, 533 6th
Hall, Mrs Wm
Hall, Leo, minor
Hall, Grace, minor
Hall, Jennie, minor
Hall, Robert, farmer, Modale
Hall, Mrs Robert
Hall, Eleanor K, RR 2 Woodbine
Hall, Frank, carpenter, RR 5 Logan
Hall, Mrs Etta
Hall, Jessie, minor
Hall, Albert, minor
Hall, Hazel, minor
Hall, Mrs Otillie, RR 3 Woodbine
Hall, Mary, Dunlap
Hall, Mrs Esther, Dunlap
Hall, George, painter, Dunlap
Hall, Mrs Anna
Hall, Ruth M
Hall, Myrtle A
Hall, Homer V
Researcher: Joe Hungate from Georgia
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Joe Hungate is researching Ezra PERRY and James K. DEYO. If you have Joe on
your buddy list or in your email address book please update it with his new
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Sarah Haynie married Fred C. Houdesheldt in Harrison County, Iowa,
august 7, 1895.
The family were listed in the 1910 Census as living in Mondamin with the
Ernest C., Ila, and Teresa M.
I was just sent a picture of Sarah as a grandmother with two young men
only identified as her grandsons. No dates, names or places other than
Sarah's name were written on the photo.
Does any know this family?
Joyce Beaman Buzzelli
Emma Rickabaugh married Charles Green, March 3, 1887 in Harrison County,
Iowa. Her two sisters also lived in Harrison County, Clara Ellen
Rickabaugh (William B. Haynie) and Katie Rickabaugh(John Myers) .
These women were the daughters of Peter and Margaret Sutton Rickabaugh
of Mills County, Iowa.
Charles Green was from New York. I have no birth dates for Emma or
Charles. Does anyone recognize this family?
Any help would be deeply appreciated.
Joyce Beaman Buzzelli
Lucy is a list member.
Yes indeed this is probably the Estella Richardson I am looking for. Could
there possible be an obit for her? Also Rozelle Drake is spelled Rosell in my
records and they are my great grandparents. Clay township evidently is the
Moddale area. Is there not a Rosanna Drake listed? Are there any obits for
these families? You say Estella died Sept 20, 1960. The Calhoun cemeter is
whre my grandparents are buried. Elmer and Emma Sample, Rosell is the
father of Emma. Thank you for the info, I appreciate it. Lucy
You find names spelled all diferent ways in the records and resources. I
don't have any indexes for obits after 1920. You will need to check with the
newspapers to see if obits are available. Contact info the for newspapers is
on the Local Resouce page on the Harrison County IA USGenWeb page.
In the obit indexes I have I found this. Copies available from the Harrison
County Genealogy Society.
MISSOURI VALLEY TIMES NEWSPAPERS 1893-1920
Drake, Rosell 1907
Was Rosanna already married in 1905? If so need her married name to check
for an entry.
I found this in the 1905 Directory
Sample, Elmer, farmer, Mondamin
Sample, Mrs Emeline
Hope this helps.
Taken from the 1915 History of Harrison County Iowa.
Page 752-54 - JAMES EARLYWINE. The best corn grower of Harrison County,
Iowa, is James Earlywine, who is not only the champion corn grower of his
county, but one of the best in the state. The farm of Mr. Earlywine lies in
the Soldier River bottoms and no better farming land is found in the world
than that which he is now tilling. The success of Mr. Earlywine in his
farming is well merited, since it was several years after his marriage before
he was able to buy a farm of his own, and now he ranks among the progressive
farmers of his county, few farmers in the state having had better general
success. James Earlywine, the son of Thomas and Sarah (Parks) Earlywine, was
born August 1, 1870, in Harrison County, Missouri. His parents were natives
of Ohio and Indiana, respectively. Thomas Earlywine was a soldier in the
Civil War, serving as a member of the 8th Regiment, Kansas Volunteer
Infantry. He was at the front for four years, and was mustered out as a
Corporal. He was with Sherman on his campaign through Georgia and the
Carolinas to Washington, DC. Thomas Earlywine was married before going to
the War, and he and his wife reared a family of 8 children. James Earlywine
moved to Harrison county, Iowa, with his parents when he was about three
years of age, and located near Mondamin. His father lived on this farm until
the death of the mother, at which time he moved to Logan, Iowa, where he now
resides. He is a Republican and a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.
James Earlywine received all of his education in the schools of Mondamin, and
lived at home until he was married, after which he rented land for about 12
years. He was not satisfied to remain a renter, but saved his money with the
intention of buying a farm of his own. He finally bought 40 acres of land in
Morgan township, and later added to this a tract of 170 acres. He now has a
9-room modern house, equipped with every convenience which the fondest
housewife could wish. Mr. Earlywine is progressive and scientific in his
farming and a few years ago took the farmers' short course at Logan, in order
to better qualify himself for his chosen life work. Mr. Early was married on
March 26, 1894, to Etta Wills, who was born in Mondamin, daughter of Henry
and Dora (Sheetz) Wills. Her parents were natives of Ohio who came to
Harrison County about 1858. Mr. Earlywine and his wife are the parents of
two children, Gerald, born on July 26, 1895 and now a student at Mondamin,
and Rhea, born on November 19, 1902. The family are all earnest members of
the Christian Church.
OSCAR A. PARKS, page 692-94. The drainage system which has been installed in
Harrison County, Iowa, has reclaimed thousands of acres of useless land.
Owing to its proximity to the Missouri River the county is very low and
swampy in many parts, and is not tillable until well drained. One of the
farmers of Little Sioux township, which borders the Missouri River, who has
been greatly benefited by the Soldier ditch is Oscar A. Parks. Before coming
to this county, Mr. Parks lived in Illinois, Missouri, Kansa and Nebraska.
He started in after coming to this county by working out by the month, and it
was not until several years later that he was able to buy a farm. Oscar A.
Parks, son of Joseph and Mary E. (Procunier) Parks, was born March 17, 1867,
in Illinois. His parents, who were both natives of Ohio, moved from Illinois
to Woodbury County, Iowa, in 1874, when he was about seven years old. They
lived in the eastern part of the county and had to drive over 50 miles in
order to get to Sioux City, where they paid their taxes and did their
trading. It took a whole day and part of a night to make the trip one way.
The mother of Oscar A. Parks died when he was a small boy, and he then stayed
at home and helped to take care of the rest of the children, he being the
oldest of eight. when he was 19 years old, he started out to work for
himself and worked on the railroad and also did teaming. He worked in
Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska, and on September 5, 1888, came to Little
Sioux township, Harrison County, Iowa, where he has since made his home. He
drove into the county in a covered wagon, having camped out on the road on
his way to the county. He worked out by the month for a time and then rented
land for several years. On August 15, 1899, he bought 160 acres, 80 acres
being in Little Sioux township and 80 acres in Jackson township. Mr. Parks
married on May 5, 1892, to Mary E. Crom, who was born near Magnolia, in this
county, daughter of W.S. and Mary M. (Reeder) Crom, the former of whom was a
native of Ohio and one of the early pioneers of this county, of which her
mother was a native, she having been born near Reeder's Mills, her father,
Thomas Reeder, having been one of the very earliest settlers of Harrison
County. W.S. Crom was brought from Ohio by his parents to Harrison County
when he was about two years of age, the family locating one and one-half
miles north of Magnolia. At the time the Croms came to this county, they
were compelled to go to Council Bluffs in order to get their groceries and do
their other trading, that being the nearest trading post. To Oscar A. and
Mary E. (Crom) Parks two daughters have been born, Lois A., born April 6,
1896, and Cecile A., born September 12, 1897. These daughters are both
receiving careful training in music and are preparing themselves for a
musical career. Mr. Parks and his family are loyal members of the Methodist
Episcopal Church. Mr. Parks and his family are highly esteemed in the
community where they live and have a host of friends and acquaintances.
I hope these biographies are helpful to you.
Mona Sarratt Knight
In a message dated 3/12/2001 5:13:51 PM Pacific Standard Time,
<< IAHARRIS-L(a)rootsweb.com >>
I had a friend check her database. There was a John Parks living in 1870 in
Pottawattamie County, Iowa, in Council Bluffs.
Henry Gutshall and wife Lucinda are buried at Union Chapel Cemetery, Earlham,
Iowa, in Madison County.
Henry Gutshall, died 30 Aug 1905, b. 1834, wife Lucinda.
Lucinda Gutshall, died 26 Feb 1931, b. 1842, wife Henry
There are also the following Gutshall persons buried there:
Mahala Gutshall, d. 28 Sep 1906, wife of Jacob
Jacob Gutshall, d. 03 Nov 1910
Minnie Gutshall, d. 1919
Samuel Gutshall, d. 11 Sep 1912
Sarah Gutshall, d. 29 Jan 1910 (wife of Samuel)
Hope this helps you. Maybe your John Parks was in Madison County, Iowa??
Respone from Paulette Williams generationsb4(a)onque.net
I don't think any of them were born or married there but I just found out
today that some of them may have lived in Harrison County.
Some time back I posted my brickwall, John William Parks, that was supposed
to have lived in Logan prior to his marriage in 1890 in MN.
I haven't had any luck verifying that, but today I was in touch with someone
that told me that according to a Civil War Pension file of Thomas Earlywine,
he (Thomas)was living in Logan during the application process .
This would mean that John W. Parks may have had an Aunt and Uncle living
there in Logan which would have been a good reason for him to have been
living there before he got married in 1890(in Minnesota)
I'm just trying to verify he was there and if I can find him there prior to
1890 with these people it would be the link to the family I've been trying
to link him to.
I will post your response back to the board. This is too narrow a time
period for my resources. Sorry
Researcher: Angie Wessels
I'm looking for marriage information on May Wall, daughter of Albert M. and
Lillie Ackerman. My grandmother had written down the name May Wagts but I
haven't found Wagts information on the Harrison County site or any other. I
did find a Watts family though from Council Bluffs that had some family
members that lived in Missouri Valley in the 1880's. The name May was not in
their list though
Was May married more than once? No idea if this is the May you are looking
for but I found this marriage:
Wait, May M & C W F Miller 6 Nov 1901
Researcher: Paulette Williams
I am looking for any of the following names in Harrison County Census from
1880 forward and also would like directories and other resources checked
please.... ANY information would be deeply appreciated !!!
Charles S. Pitts and wife:Lydia Ann
Henry Gutshall(Gutschall) and wife:Lucinda
John Alexander Webber and wife: Mahalia
Rufus Hazen and wife:Louise
Thomas Earlywine and wife: Sarah Jane
Samuel Veach and wife:Mary Jane
Asa Veach and wife:Nancy S.
Samuel Guynn(Gwinn?Gwynn?) and wife: Abigail Naomi
I did not find any of the couples listed above in the 1905 Harrison County IA
Directory as residents of the county. Also did not find any early marriages
for any of them.
Can you give any other information for them such as birth or death dates? Or
what time period they were in Harrison County & if they stayed here or moved
Welcome! This is the former Rootsweb list, IAHARRIS. We'll be discussing the history and genealogy of Harrison County, Iowa including the surrounding region of southwestern Iowa and the surrounding counties in Nebraska.