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Hello, Jones County listers,
I have lots of roots going through Iowa, and have recently discovered more
about my mother's grandfather and his family. Thomas Heath was born around 1838
and his wife Margaret about 1840 I think. Both were born in Ireland.
Margaret immigrated to the US in 1856 (according to 1900 census entry).
I suspect they married around 1861 or 1862, perhaps in Illinois. Their first
three children were born in that state, and the remainder in Iowa. The first
born in Iowa was Thomas Jr., around 1867. By 1870 the family lived in
Clarence, Iowa. The 1880 entry shows the family in Center Junction, Jones County,
Thomas, 42 (Ireland), RR section foreman
Margaret, 40 (Ireland)
George, 17 (IL), RR laborer
William, 15 (IL), RR laborer
Thomas, 13 (IA)
John F, 6 (IA)
Maggie J(?), 3 (IA)
Kate A, 11M (IA)
According to the 1895 Iowa census, John F Heath (my g-g-father) was born in
Jones County, so it looks like they moved into Jones County between 1870 and
1874. By 1895 they had moved again, to Grundy County. Is there anyone on the
list who has ready access to birth or marriage records for Jones County? I
would like very much to know what was Margaret's maiden name, and I thought
perhaps a birth record of John F, Maggie (aka Margaret J), or Kate (aka Katherine)
from Jones County would reveal that. There might be no civil record, but
perhaps the Catholic parish still has a birth record. Can anyone direct me to
some help with this inquiry?
Thanks very much,
Kevin in Missouri
Hi everybody: Thx for the nice welcome. I hope someone can help me over this brick-wall. My gr-gr-grandfather Joseph Bremner was one of the first settlers of Scotch Grove, part of the group that came from the Selkirk Settlement in Manitoba. His wife died up there before he left but he was accompanied by two small children - my gr-grandmother Jeanette (Jennette, Janet) Bremner, b. 1829, and son William, b. 1832, both at Selkirk (aka Red River Settlement). Sometime c. 1847-8 Jeanette m. Azariah (Asa) Alloway but can find no record of her marriage. I should think she was m. in the Scotch Grove Presbyterian Church as father Joseph was one of the founding members, but since they had only circuit-riding ministers for many years perhaps she was married much later - or not married at all! Does anyone have access to that church's records? Also, any info on Joseph would be appreciated as well. Selkirk records say he was b. 1799, Caithness, Scotland, but others say Orkney. Pe!
rhaps the church has more specific details - also on Jeanette's exact DOB. Thx in advance for whatever help you can give me. Jane
Why Wait? Move to EarthLink.
I have the copy of the will I think you are requesting. Your e-mail address
does not work for me. tgarrett(a)POP.commspeed.net
Please send your home address to me at: wilkend(a)aol.com
Jones Co. Gen Soc., Treasurer
Hi Steve: Back in September I wrote to the list requesting information
concerning a photograph of my g-g-grandmother Eurena Starkweather. I was
also requesting information concerning information concerning my
g-g-grandfather, Milo Starkweather. They were living in Wyoming< Iowa,
according to the 1870 census. This photograph was taken around this
time-frame by a M.H. Eberhart of Mt. Vernon, Iowa. I got on-line and
requested information concerning this photographer and found a information
concerning him and his work. Evidently, he traveled around in Iowa
photographing people. This might not be the information that you want, but
it is a place to start. I hope this information is useful to you.
Darlene De Witt, Inverness, FL
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve L. Hanken" <Steven-Hanken(a)uiowa.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2004 10:00 AM
Subject: [IAJONES] Bowens Prairie photographs and information
> Dear List,
> Looking to find photographs, drawings, illustrations of any buildings that
> were in Bowen's Prairie proper, including the Methodist Church, the
> Congregational Church, post office building, or residences. When the
> were taken or even if they are not the subject of the photograph is of no
> matter, we need are desperate to find out what the buildings look like.
> Also if anyone has information on the creameries that were located on
> either side of the village of Bowen's Prairie this would be of interest as
> well. The Oneida cheese factory and creamery is especially of interest to
> me as I am writing up this portion of the businesses that fronted the
> Military Road near Bowen's Prairie. Thanks for any help! Steve Hanken
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Looking to find photographs, drawings, illustrations of any buildings that
were in Bowen's Prairie proper, including the Methodist Church, the
Congregational Church, post office building, or residences. When the photos
were taken or even if they are not the subject of the photograph is of no
matter, we need are desperate to find out what the buildings look like.
Also if anyone has information on the creameries that were located on
either side of the village of Bowen's Prairie this would be of interest as
well. The Oneida cheese factory and creamery is especially of interest to
me as I am writing up this portion of the businesses that fronted the
Military Road near Bowen's Prairie. Thanks for any help! Steve Hanken