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I am new to this list, so I will introduce myself and my genealogy interest.
I am tracing the Revel family, living in Benton Co. IA around the mid 1800s.
John Frank Revel b. 11/18/1846 (he was called Frank) lived in Mapleton with
wife Melvina nee Gillam. They had 8 children: Clarence who married Alice?;
Sarah; Amy Ann m. Charles Emery Graybill; Harriet m. Warren David Graybill;
Claud, Cynthia m. George Kraft; Jossie, Jessie (died age 8). Then he
married Sarah F. who had a daughter from a previous marriage, Anna Harber.
Several of Mr. Revel's 10 siblings resided in Benton and Buchanan Counties.
I have photos and much background information on this family for any
interested party, but would also appreciate receiving anything you may have
Obituary: October 25, 1923, Bulletin Journal, Thursday: "Killed By An Auto.
The Brandon Bee reports the death of Frank Revel, of Bassett, Neb, at
Mapleton, Iowa, the result of being hit by an auto. He was standing in a
school yard talking to a friend, when without warning a large auto, driven
by a woman, crossed the curb and struck him. He died two days later without
regaining consciousness. Burial was made at Mapleton. He was a brother of
D. H. Revel, of Brandon, and born at Greensburg, Indiana, about 76 years
ago, coming to the vicinity of Brandon in 1849. The family settled on the
farm six miles south of that place. He moved to Mapleton forty years ago,
and there his family of six children were reared. His first wife dying, he
wedded a Bassett, Neb., lady and of late years had lived there."
Los Gatos CA
I am the Iowa GenWeb host for the Monona County website.
I received a very nice email from a researcher. I wanted to share that
email on this list. Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers in Monona and
other counties who get out there locally and take pictures in the
cemeteries and then upload them to the Iowa Gravestone Project. Keep
all those wonderful contributions coming.....you are so much appreciated
by all of us who from a distance cannot make our own personal trips to
the county cemeteries!! Linda Ziemann, Monona, Plymouth, Cerro Gordo,
and Sioux County host
Here is the email I want to share....PERHAPS SOMEONE IN MONONA CO. CAN
ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THE RESEARCHER HAS AT THE END OF THEIR EMAIL...IF
SO CONTACT ME FOR CONTACT INSTRUCTIONS.....
I recently sent the e-mail below to the kind person who submitted the
Fredinburg gravestone photos from Mt. Hope Cemetary. If the e-mail
below is not the right one for the person transcribing gravestones at
Mt. Hope, could you please forward this e-mail to the current
Thank you for your help.
I had just written to thank you for submitting the photos to IAGenWEb
Gravestone Photo Project for Harry and Lulu Fredinburg, at Mt Hope
Cemetary, Mapleton, Monona County, IA.
I was wondering if you are continuing to work on this Mt Hope project?
If so, I am anxious to know if the gravestones for Alvira and Henry
Fredinburg have also been found at Mt Hope? These are Harry's parents.
I have a copy of an obituary that say that Alvira (Clark) Fredinburg is
buried there at Mt Hope, and that she died on March 22, 1923. I am
assuming that her husband, Henry, is buried with her. I do not know for
certain if he is. He died on August 16, 1905.
Any information that there may from the transcriber at the Mt Hope
Cemetary would be greatly appreciated. Also, are the records from the
cemetary operators now kept somewhere now? I thought they might have
some additional information beyond that on the gravestone.
Again, thank you very very MUCH for the work on this project.
John Laraway Crabb married Lavina Jones 04/16/1854 in Jackson Co., Indiana.
They came to Monona Co., Iowa. Census information follows;
Located in 1860 census for, Belvidere, Monona Co., Iowa. Living next to his
brother James, and his 16 year old wife C. A. age, 16 born in illinois. Oddly
she has 25 dollars listed next to her name. Strange for a wife to have seperate
money listed. is she his wife? Listed under him with last name of Crabb.
Located in 1870 census for, Belvidere, Monona Co., Iowa.
Located in 1880 census for, Belvidere, Monona Co., Iowa. Listed in his
household is the following; Manitta ( wife ) age 25 born in New Jersey. Edward S.
C. ( son ) age 19 born Iowa, James ( son ) age 15 born Iowa, Lucy ( daughter
) age 12 born Iowa, Vina ( daughter ) age 10 born Iowa,
Lily May ( step daughter? ) age 3 born Iowa, Charles ( son ) age 5 months
born Iowa. This has me wondering now. If she is listed step daughter? The older
children may be from an earlier marriage. I will need to find them in 1870
census. Yes it's confirmed. Only Lily and Charles are John and Manitta's. the
other children are from and earlier marriage, and his wife gave the 1880 census
Theier children remained and some moved to Neighboring Nebraska and to
Woodbury Co., Iowa. Others moved further out to Wyoming, Idaho, Califronia, and
Oregon. I am trying to locate information. I do have alot and am willing to share
what i have, sincerly David ( Douglas(ss) Family Researcher )