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Can anybody tell me if the "Norwich" Cemetery in Jones County is still in operation? My GGGrandfather is buried there and I am trying to find my GGGrandmother, ELECTA GRAVES. I would assume that she is in the same cemetery. Is there some place that I can contact somebody at the cemetery for information.
Thank you for your time.
Greetings all. Hope the spring weather is going strong where ever you are
at. My father has a chance to be in Jones and Linn Co next week and we are
looking for directions to the Elisabeth Briney tombstone. I believe it is
down by Mount Vernon but would like driving directions.
Michael & Stan Stambaugh
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Date: Saturday, April 21, 2001 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: IAJONES-D Digest V01 #11
>Thank you for your kind words.
>I would assume that you could order the film through the LDS library...
>However, I really do not know if they have it. Since the places that I
>of that have a copy are not public libraries (they are state historical
>libraries), I am afraid that you will just have to inquire.
>Your Chopper soldier was a member of the Anamosa GAR post.
>Jones County Lookup
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You can order these records from the LDS church on film.
Grand Army of the Republic records, Iowa posts - index to vets ...etc
there is several rolls of film, part of the H's is film #1487374.
By entering this film no. in the library card catalog search you will get a
list of all the films.
Thank you for your kind words.
I would assume that you could order the film through the LDS library...
However, I really do not know if they have it. Since the places that I know
of that have a copy are not public libraries (they are state historical
libraries), I am afraid that you will just have to inquire.
Your Chopper soldier was a member of the Anamosa GAR post.
Jones County Lookup
THANK YOU -- you have provided so much information to myself and so many
other researchers. You work very hard, and just saying thank you seems so
My jaw dropped, tears ran as I laughed with joy when I saw my John Chopper
at the top of your list this morning. My Chopper research has been very
difficult -- after ordering documents and film all year, If I turn up one
piece of new information, I think that I have been lucky. The GAR listing
gives John's middle name and birth location -- TWO new pieces to the puzzle.
May I assume that the GAR film is available interlibrary loan? I am sure
that others, besides my self, will want to obtain this film so that we may
get a copy of our family information.
grateful researcher in Montana
I am always recommending that researchers use the Iowa GAR records. These
records are on microfilm at the Iowa Historical Libraries in Iowa City and
Des Moines. Also, the Iowa Gen. Society has them at 8000 Douglas Ave., Des
These men did not necessarily service from Iowa. They joined the GAR post
where they lived after the Civil War.
Here are some examples of the material that is available:
John Phillip Chopper b 7/9/1831 Zanesville, OH d 8/16/1904 Cass Twp., Jones
Mother: Nancy E McBee Wife: Nancy A Reed
Mrs. John Newlin, Viola, Linn Co., IA
Mrs. Frank Washburn, Anamosa, IA
John Chopper, Anamosa, IA
Frank Fisher b 10/8/1826 Bohemia d 12/20/1905 Anamosa, Riverside Cem
wife: Mary Wanisek
Children: Clarence, John, Flora, Henry, Mrs Thomas Loder, Anamosa, Geo.,
Will, and Earl
James McClure Johnston b 12/11/1844 Ohio d 9/6/1900 Anamosa, Riverside Cem.
father: John Wesley Johnston
children: Charles Sidney, deceased, Olive, deceased, Walter, John, James, Wm,
(last four listed of Anamosa) Mrs. James Murphy, Springfield, IL, Eva
Ryerson, Godhem, N Y.
Obit. for Anna (Hoss) Johnston Anamosa Eureka 3/13/1947 included.
John W Leeper b 3/10/1842 Carbondale, IL d 7/29/1910 Anamosa, Norwich Cem.
wife: Lucinda Smith Leeper
Synthia Northrup, Anamosa, IA
Anna Oldrich, Douglas, Wyoming
Obit. for Mrs. Louisa Leeper, wife of Frank Leeper, Anamosa Eureka
James Northrup b 4/14/1842 Wayne Co., MI d 5/12/1896 Jones Co., Spade Cem.
wife Hattie M Benedict - 5 sons and 1 daughter (not listed individually)
Walter J Ross b 7/1/1839 Rutherglen, Lanarkshire,Scotland d 6/26/1919
Whittier, Linn Co., IA (home of dau.) Boulder Cem., Central City, IA
Co. 15 Ill Infantry.
orphaned at age 6 near Lana, IL
wife: Ellen Labdell married 7/4/1864 at Lana, IL (she died 1901)
lived on farm near Waubeek, Linn Co., most of adult life
3 brothers survived, 3 nieces in MO, 2 sons, W. W. on home farm and J. J.
daughter: Dr. Alice Ross
Obit Central Newsletter 7/10/1919 included.
James S. Benadom b 4/2/1845 Ohio d 12/24/1918 Andrew, IA . He is buried in
the Mausoleum at Maquekota, Jackson Co., IA
Father: Wm Mother: Martha Byerly
Informant: Elmer Benadom of Maquekota (who was married to Ethel and in the
Josephus White Benadom b 7/5/1843 Franklin Co., PA d 12/5/1933 Monticello
(cremated at Davenport, Scott Co., IA)
1st wife Louise Cramer of Olin
2nd wife: Minnie A Schlekkleth 1/2/1902
children: Dr. W a Benadom of Davenport
Carson Benadom of Chicago.
Josephus and James are brothers. Their father has two wives. Surviving from
the first family was Mrs. Rhoda C?arter of Anamosa.
George W Bottomstone b 12/28/1839 Halifax, PA d 3/13/1931 Wyoming, IA
father: Christian mother: Priscilla Leamon
wife: Elspy Lyted
children: Daisy Lyons, Onslow, IA
Chas. E. Bottomstone, Wyoming, IA
Benedict Sherman b 10/12/1835 Jefferson Co., NY d 3/23/1911 Olin
1st wife: Sarah Jane McCormick b 5/20/1844
2nd wife Ella Brainard
child: Frances Lucile Sherman
Grattan B Cave of Oxford Mills. b 1/7/1831 Rockingham Co., VA d 11/8/1910
Hale Twp. Buried at Oxford Junction.
wife: Eliza Jane Shaw b OH (married in OH)
W N Cave, Van Wert, OH
A D Cave, Oxford Junction (married Josephine Chancy)
Anna E Patton, Hartley, IA
M N Cave, Olin
Jones Co. Lookup
----- Original Message -----
From: steve hanken
Subject: obit for August Eggers for inclusion on Jones County Obits
AGED MONTICELLO MAN DIED FROM EXPOSURE WED.
AUGUST EGGERS FOUND BY HIS SON, PARTIALLY FROZEN
August Eggers, for 32 years a resident of Monticello, died in a small home near the old ice house yesterday morning at 9:45. Two months ago Mr. Eggers suffered a partial stroke of paralysis which left his health greatly impaired. He insisted on living alone and objected to his sons looking after him. Tuesday evening his son John J. Eggers called at his home and saw that a good fire was left for the night. Yesterday morning Lewis Eggers called at his father's home at 9:30. He found him in an unconscious condition, lying on the floor in his night clothes. He undoubtedly had made an attempt to get back into bed but could not do so. The fire in the stove had gone out, and Mr. Eggers' body was partially frozen from exposure. A physician was called but before he reached the home the man had died. Death was due to his weakened condition of health and exposure.
Mr. Eggers was born in Chicago, July 2, 1857. He was the son of Henry and Angeles Eggers. He was married in 1879 to Marie Schlemme. After their marriage the family home was made in Denison until Mr. Eggers removed to Monticello 32 years ago. Fourteen children were born to this union, seven sons and seven daughters. Mrs. Eggers is now a resident of Crofton, Nebraska. The entire family is now living and are as follows: Chris, Mrs. Lottie Hoshaw, Mrs. Ray Wrenn, Mrs. E.F. Sawatzke and Mrs. Will Sawatke of Crofton, Nebraska; Henry, William, Ernest, Mrs. Henry Bohlken, and Mrs. Andrew Lindberg of Prescott, Wisconsin; Mrs. Isaac Schneider Jr., John, Fred, and Lewis of Monticello.
Mr. Eggers is also survived by his aged mother, Mrs. Angeles Eggers, of Colome, South Dakota who is 96 years of age, and by the following brothers and sisters: Fred A. Eggers of Colome, South Dakota, Henry Eggers, Hartington, Nebraska; Peter Eggers, Lemmon, South Dakota; Mrs. Henry Maves, Wagner, South Dakota; Mrs. Louisa Jergensen, South Omaha, Nebraska, and Mrs. Mary Morehouse, Cedar Rapids.
The funeral services will be held tommorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Schneider. Burial will be made at Oakwood cemetery. Services will be in charge of Rev. Leonard Duckett, pastor of the presbyterian church. While a resident of Dennison, Mr. Eggers followed the vocation of a farmer and since living in Monticello he did tiling.
January 9, 1930 The Monticello Express
My address is Steve Hanken, 1508 5th Ave. S.E. , Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403 phone # 319-362-3077
Hope this finds you in good spirits and hope that you find something you need from the information! Steve Hanken