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Several branches of my family are from the Howard County area. Here's basically what I know so if anyone is connected or has any information on any of these please let me know.
William Thomas "Tom" HUNTER born May 20, 1840 in PA, moved with parents
to Muscatine Co., IA abt 1847. Was in the Civil War Co. H Iowa 9th.
Lived most his adult life in Lime Springs, IA; died March 20, 1922 and is
buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Married Anna Katherine "Kate" MEYERS
William and Kate are one of my brick walls. I've been unable to find who were the parents of William. His obit states he had a brother living in Morely, IA at the time of his death but doesn't give a name. Does anyone know who this brother may be? Or who their parents were?
Now the FOSTER family;
married Barbara LUKES/LUKESH born abt 1861 in Spillville, Winneshiek Co., IA
daughter of Vojtech Lukes and Barbara Filip.
1. Mary Foster born Feb 2, 1897 in Provitin, Howard Co., IA
died July 3, 1972 in Minot, Ward Co., North Dakota
Married 1st: Algie Despard; Married 2nd: Sam Franklin
2. Albert Foster born abt 1893
Mary was my grandmother and I haven't been able to find anything on her father Charles Foster.
Now the Despard line
My brick wall;
Thomas Lewis DESPARD born abt. 1825 in Ireland. Immigrated to America in 1846 then to Howard Co., Iowa abt 1873. Died abt 1885 unknown location.
married Elizabeth Ann COCHRAN
issue: Richard William (my great grandfather); Thomas; Robert; Jack; Annie;
Jessie; Willis; Margaret; and Roy
Thanks for any help,
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