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I have uploaded a few (so far) family pictures to my website. http://www.allthroughtheages.com/pictures-family.htm or http://allthroughtheages.com/pictures-family.htm
Some of the people listed so far are from Marion, Polk, Jasper, and Mahaska Counties. Coy, Shilling, Ford, DeBok are just a few so far.
I plan on getting more up soon. This is just a beginning.
I hope this helps someone.
Please take into consideration that I am human and make mistakes so if you see a mistake or have a suggestion please let me know.
I do this in my spare time and have been doing research now for over 20 years. My intentions for this are just to help someone in their search like I have been helped over the years.
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Congratulations to Nancee for putting the 1875 newspaper clippings on
My grandfather, who passed away before I was born, lived in
Monticello and Sand Springs, Iowa. He immigrated to this area
in 1868 with his brother, Jacob Lang. Another brother immigrated
from Serneus, Switzerland two years later. His name was Joseph Lang.
I know almost nothing about him and would be absolutely thrilled
beyond words if I could read some item about him, or learn why
he left Iowa to come to California.
His name was John (Johann) Christian LANG.
The Chariton Patriot
Thursday, January 13, 1875
'Local Splinters, Miscellaneous Excerpt, and Things in General and
Coal oil is only 20cts a gallon at Leon.
Those who have promised us wood on subscription will please bring it along.
SCHUYLER COLFAX lectured at Des Moines last Friday evening.
There are 258 convicts in the Ft. Madison penitentiary.
"Too thin," has become obsolete. "Not sufficiently materialized," is the
Ear muffs and fur collars have been in demand the last week.
ELIJAH ALLEN has sold his farm near Russell and thinks of moving to Chariton
How about those good New Years resolutions? Have you forgotten them already?
WARREN CHASE, a noted Spiritualist delivered a series of lectures in Osceola
The "Philotaxian," is the name of one of the college papers published at Mt.
The butcher VOLLAND's team ran away a few days since doing some little
damage to the wagon.
Warren county has one man who never took a newspaper and is said to have
never heard of Christmas.
HENRY CLAY DEAN lectured at Allerton, Wayne county, on the 10th, on the
Immortality of the Soul."
Judge MAXWELL, of Indianola has gone into the law business at Des Moines.
The firm is MAXWELL, BRYON and SEVERS.
C.F. CLARKSON, the agricultural editor of the Des Moines Register, and wife
have gone to Florida to spend the winter.
The U.S. Pension Office in Des Moines paid out for December the sum of $64
000. There are 1,950 pensioners on the pay roll.
NICK LEINEN is improving this cold weather by laying in a large supply of
ice. It will be a nice thing to have about the 4th of July.
DR. J.A. MCKLVEEN has gone to Chicago to visit the Hospitals and medical
Colleges of that city. He will be absent but a few weeks.
MR. A.J. GRAHAM, senior editor of the Indianola Herald was married on Dec.
31st, to MRS. W. OLLIVER. May they live long and prosper.
The State Register during Holiday week added 1,527 subscribers to its list.
The Register is one of the best papers in the west and deserve success.
Russell is to have a new blacksmith shop. MR. B.F. LITZENGURG has furnished
himself with the requisite tools and will be at work soon.
JAMES R. REDDISH, of Warren county, recently sold 300 head of hogs that
averaged 364 pounds each. Pretty good bunch of porkers and worth something.
The merry tinkling of the sleigh bells is now occasionally heard although a
young fellow's love has to reach boiling heat to tempt him out such weather
HENRY KUBITSHELK sold his farm of 160 acres, five miles south of Chariton a
few days since for $15.00 per acre, on seven years time. It was about half
W.W. KITTLEMAN, a canvassing agent for the "Odd Fellows Banner," published
at Bloomfield, gave us a call one day last week. He got a large list of
We congratulate brother BARKER of the Knoxville Journal, who, tired of
single life blessedness, was united in matrimony on the 29th of Dec. with
MISS MATTHEWS, a sister to Gov. STONE's wife.
Those of our citizens who have been uneasy for fear this winter would "be to
open for health" need not worry any more. If they keep from freezing to
death they ought to be thankful.
The Knoxville Journal office narrowly escaped destruction by fire last week.
A lamp left burning while all were out exploded and set fire to books,
papers, &c. which was fortunately discovered in time to save the office.
The Board of Supervisors were in session all last week. MR. MURRAY of
Warren township taking the place of MR. MEEK of Pleasant on the Board. A
large portion of the proceedings will be found in this issue of our paper.
The Leader man is on the hunt for something to nourish his brain. He no
doubt needs such diet, and we suggest that he consult some agricultural
paper and find out what substance best promotes the growth of cabbages, and
try some of that.
A subscription is now being circulated to build a Swedish Lutheran Church in
Chariton, the building to be begun by the 10th of next June, and finished
within one year. The building will be a frame, after the style of the
United Presbyterian Church just finished in the north part of town.
Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
December 7, 2005
Enjoyed the items you showed. The town of Sandyville intrigued me and
I'm wondering if you or anyone on the list can fill me in on the
founding of the city. It's my understanding that it is named for a
family with the name SANDY and it may well be an ancestor of mine.
John Sandy in Sandy Egg-Oh, CA
The Chariton Patriot
Thursday, February 17, 1875
MARION COUNTY ITEMS:
From the Journal, Feb. 11th - Albia has raised $20,000, the amount asked by
the Q. & St. P. Company for building the road to that place and locating its
round house and machine shop there.
MR. DANIEL WINDERS, formerly of this county, sends payment for the Journal
in quarter-dollar gold pieces, of two styles, one round and the other
octagon in shape. They are very minute, but are of sterling California gold
and current here at par.
A new town is about to be started, under the name of Fontan, about six miles
southeast of Sandyville, Warren County, and four and a half miles from
Caloma, this county, in the Quaker settlement.
MRS. NANCY MCKERN, living four miles south of Knoxville, was injured by the
accidental discharge of a shot-gun last Thursday evening. Her son, fourteen
years old, had been hunting rabbits, and in her attempt to unload the boy of
his game, the gun was discharged, a number of shot entering her leg just
below the knee.
The dwelling of SAMUEL A. CRAWFORD, five miles south of Knoxville, on the
Gosport road, was burned last Monday night, with its entire contents. MR. C
and his wife were away at neighbors, attending sick persons at the time of
Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
December 6, 2005
I have two Bristows who married into the Tilley family:
1/ Nathaniel, born 8 Dec 1792 in Shelby Co., Kentucky, and died 20 Oct 1860 in Marion Co., Iowa. He married Mary Tilley, born about 1793 in North Carolina and died 21 Jan 1883 in Marion Co., Iowa. They were married 18 Sep 1813 in Shelby Co., Kentucky.
2/ Margaret, born 10 Aug 1798 (sister to Nathaniel above) who married 16 Jan 1816 to William Tilley.
I suspect that Mary and William Tilley are siblings.
Hoping there is someone who knows more about the Tilley family than I do. Would appreciate any clues.
Thanks, Lenore Akerson
Hoping that there may be someone in Marion Co., Iowa, who would be related to Elizabeth Ann Richardson (1823 KY - 1894 Iowa) who was married to Joshua Lyon. According to my records, her parents are F. W. Richardson and Sarah H. (abt 1798-1864).
There are three other Richardson women who were born about the same time as Elizabeth and who also lived in Pleasantville, Marion Co., Iowa with a mother named Sarah E.:
Harriett Elinor (1825 KY -1881 Iowa) (md to Richard R. Conn)
Mary Catherine (md to Henry P. Blevins)
Anna Maria (1827 KY -1894 Iowa) (md to Alfred Conn)
Wondering if they were Elizabeth's siblings?
Thanks for any clues, Lenore Akerson