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Sorry for the trouble, but some kook sabotaged my e-mail subscriptions to
the Rootsweb.com mailing lists. I can still receive postings to my
USER683614(a)AOL.COM box, or here. I also have about a dozen screen names with
two other Internet providers, so if those of you who I am helping will e-mail
me privately, I'll give them to you. I hope this problem will resolve itself.
Laguna Hills, CA
Hello to the Great State of Iowa,
I am searching for any information anyone can provide me with regard to
the surname TARRANT and FEDEREN.
Both families lived in various parts of the state, but spent quite a bit
of time in the Minneapolis area. I am searching for PHILIP FEDEREN (1883) and
his wife EDITH FEDEREN (1884) and their two children FABIOLA TARRANT (1897)
and CECILE TARRANT (1893). They were last known to be in the Twin Cities area
in 1944, but their descendants could be anywhere by now.
They were relatives of GEORGE A. SHANNON AND ISABELLA (McDonald) SHANNON
of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, and their son ROBERT D. SHANNON, who was last
known around 1942-44 to be living in Spencer, Iowa. Robert's wife was named
JESSE and his children were ANNABELLE and GEORGE, also of Chippewa Falls, WI.
Any information regarding these families or their descendants would be
Laguna Hills, CA USA
I saw your posting on the Wisconsin boards and it's like you're
clairvoyant. I was toying with the same "poor house" idea for a relative who
was last known to be in Spencer Iowa, which I guess is in Clay County
somewhere. His name was ROBERT D. SHANNON and he was originally from Chippewa
Falls, WI. He was about 60+ years old in 1942-44, the last known location and
time frame for him. Do you know if there were any kinds of roll sheets or
other public documents for that time period? Maybe he was in jail or prison
or something too?
Janice, if you do "for fee" genealogy work, or know a reputable person
who does, I'd like to contract for some work. Your articulate posting caught
my eye. Please let me know either way as I'm eager to get moving on this
phase of my family tree.
Laguna Hills, CA USA
I am interested in the family of George W. Fortner who married Mary Ann
Flinn. They arrived from Wood Co. WV about 1851 and settled near Farmer's
Creek. They had a large family. Mary Ann Flinn's brother Robert and his
wife also settled near Farmer's creek. Mary Ann's niece Catherine Flinn
married Isaac Morehead. They also settled in Jackson Co.
George's mother's sister, Elizabeth Wigal m. to Peter Sheets settled in
Stark Co. Illinois. There may have been other's who settled in Iowa.
Lori Fortner lfortner(a)wt.net
I'm interested in Farmers Creek people of the old. I checked the Farmers
Creek cemeteries and didn't find Fortner but I did find one at Maquoketa's
city cemetery so here it is:
WIEBENGA LILLIE V 04 SEP 1900 25 JUN 1988* 153.2 D/O
WALTER & KATIE BAMRGARTEL FORTNER
There's some Flinn burials at Esgate Cem:
Flin Martin died Sep 22, 1878 aged 71 yrs 8 mos 16 dys
Flin Catherine D. wife of Martin Flin died Jan 39, 1857 age 47 yrs 11 mos 24
I'm not sure the Flinns are also known as Flynns. There are plenty of them
around that time.
I also have Lucy Flinn who married Riley Case and Sarah Flinn who married
Burr Morehead. I'm sure they are related to the Flinns you mentioned.
Maybe the Fortners are buried at a cemetery in other township? I don't have
the WPA book on hand here.
Hope this little information helps.
I am trying to find more information on these and other related people;
William G. Denniston m. 25 Dec 1828 to Jane C. Stewart
John Reed m. abt 1830 to Mary Buckias
Thomas Green Denniston m. Apr 1866 to Amanda Reed b. 1835 m. abt 1860-61 to Mr. Stewart (son Alsinus Stewart, aged 20 in 1880)
I don't have birth dates for any of them other than Amanda, but Mary was 92 years old when she died in 1906, so I would guess they were all b. abt 1800-1815. they were of Mercer Co., PA by at least 1830, possibly earlier. they resided in Jackson Co. Iowa in the years surrounding the Civil War.
any help would be greatly appreciated, and I will share my information with anyone looking for these or any connecting names. the Reeds and Dennistons left for Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma and California
Denniston, Stewart, Reed, Latta, Dunham, Schufflebarger, Grimes, Moore, Pool, and Charles Miller.
further information can be found at
we need to update it, so bear with us-some of the surnames mentioned above aren't in it, yet. please email us if you need further information beyond what's at WorldConnect
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