Beginning March 2nd, 2020 the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb will be discontinued. Users will no longer be able to send outgoing emails or accept incoming emails. Additionally, administration tools will no longer be available to list administrators and mailing lists will be put into an archival state.
Administrators may save the emails in their list prior to March 2nd. After that, mailing list archives will remain available and searchable on RootsWeb
Does anyone have a list of people buried in the Forest Home Cemetery? I
believe it is in Union Twp.
YOU'RE PAYING TOO MUCH FOR THE INTERNET!
Juno now offers FREE Internet Access!
Try it today - there's no risk! For your FREE software, visit:
I just "adopted" the Poweshiek County mailing list. Though I live in Boise,
Idaho, I have two lines that lived for a long time in Poweshiek, so I'm a
card-carrying member of the Poweshiek Genealogical and Historical Society.
One ggggrandmother, Anne HIATT STOUT, moved her family to Montezuma in the
1840s. Her children included Stephen George Stout, a veteran of Company D of
the Iowa 10th during the Civil War. Her brother Jesse HIATT lived on a
nearby farm. In the 1850s the John BEARNES family (sometimes spelled BARNES)
moved to neighboring property. Stephen George STOUT married Hannah Elizabeth
BEARNES and produced my great grandmother, Jenny Olive STOUT DAY.
I have information on some of the sisters and brothers in these families and
their marriages, including MCCORMICK and BEATTY connections. I'm happy to
share gedcoms and materials with anyone, and would be very excited to meet
any distant cousins from these lines.
I've contributed my gedcom to the Rootsweb project. If you have any interest
you can view it at
I look forward to hearing from some of you.
Hi, I am searching for any information that may help to
discover the date of deaths for my ancestors. My 92 year old
grandmother has told me the story taht she was told by her
grandmother. The JAMES family lived in Poweshiek Co., IA in
the late 1800's after 1870. The parents were Oliver & Mary
James. Sometime after 1870 and before 1900 the whole
family(with the exception of my great-great grandmother)was
killed in a cyclone near Grinell, Poweshiek Co., IA. How can
I find an article or any other information about this
cyclone? Does anyone have any ideas? I would appreciate any
help. Thanks, Lynelle
I need to write for a birth certificate for 1879. It is for my grandfather Charles David Harris. I am assuming that the state Vital Statistics does not have it since it officially started keeping them in 1880. Does someone have the address for the county office?
Thanks for the help.
Is there some kind soul out there near Malcolm, that can verify a
tombstone transcription for me?
I have a picture of a tombstone for Charles and Annie Legg, but the
shadows/light obscure the dates.
And (since you're there), is there a grave site for Henry and/or Rosette
Legg?, or any other Leggs for that matter.
Jeannette Legg (in california)
I have started making a listing of the names off of the 1900 Poweshiek Co.
census. Please keep in mind that this is the first time that I have done
this. Any corrections are greatly appreciated. I will add more as I have
time to do them.
BEARCREEK TWP.-INCORPORATED TOWN OF BROOKLYN
PAULSON, CLAUS J
BEALS, CHARLES A.
DECKER, __NETTA M.
GREY, NELLIE P.
GREY, ROSA J.
LINCOLN, JOHN M.
NISWONDER, LLUTHER S.
ROBINSON, CHARLES H
MADDY, JAMES W
PORTER, JOHN T.
SHAFFER, CHARLES J.
HARDY, J_____ B.
MCANINCK, GRAF B
MONTGOMERY, ROBERT J.
EDLEN, JOHN F.
WELLS, WILLIAM E.
BUTTERFIELD, GEORGE J.
CASEY, MARY A.
JUDD, DOUGLAS E.
GRAHAM, JAMES C.
BOARKE, ACHSAH A.
GRAHAM, ELIZABETH J.
BLOCK, FREDERICK W.
JOHN CHARLES L.
WELLS, JOSEPH K.
ELMANU F. B.
OTTO, JAMES W.
HYMORE, SAMUEL H.
POWELL, RACHAL A.
BR__TTERS, WILLIAM E.
WOODLE, VANCE R.
MCANINCK, MCG__LE A.
__TTA, THANKFUL E.
CAMERON, GEORGE S.
JOHNSTON, GEORGE P.
JOHNSON, HARROLD F.
FORBES, REBECCA C.
TORRANCE, WILLIAM S.
BRISEY, _ ATH__IL
SUTTON, JOHN R.
MCLAUGHLIN, ANDR__ J.
FRANKFORTH, NORA C.
CAIN, RICHARD M.
HAYWOOD, HARRY M.
STEENROD, JERRY E.
BARNES, JESSE A.
KILB_ER, JEREMIAH C.
FINLEY, MARGARET E.
ANDERSON, ALFRED A.
FLICK, HERBERT A.
BALL, HENRY C.
CUMMINGS, LEROY G.
KILLMER, LOUIS C.
WOOD, ADDISON A.
DAYTON, EGBARD F.
HEIGHT, JOHN W.
COS__, DORA B.
HELTZEL, ARTHUR B.
STOBER, JACOB C.
BREAK_NRIDGE, ANNE S.
PE__, RUTH H.
FL__, JOSEPH A.
REYNOLDS, MAMIE F.
I found this on another list and thought that I would share it.
> Old Occupations
> Accomptant Accountant
> Almoner Giver of charity to the needy
> Amanuensis Secretary or stenographer
> Artificer A soldier mechanic who does repairs
> Bailie Bailiff
> Baxter Baker
> Bluestocking Female writer
> Boniface Keeper of an inn
> Brazier One who works with brass
> Brewster Beer manufacturer
> Brightsmith Metal Worker
> Burgonmaster Mayor
> Caulker One who filled up cracks (in ships or windows or seems to
> make them watertight by using tar or oakum-hem fiber produced by taking
> ropes apart
> Chaisemaker Carriage maker
> Chandler Dealer or trader; one who makes or sells candles;
> retailer of groceries, ship supplier
> Chiffonnier Wig maker
> Clark Clerk
> Clerk Clergyman, cleric
> Clicker The servant of a salesman who stood at the door to
> invite customers; one who received the matter in the galley from the
> compositors and arranged it in due form ready for printing; one who makes
> eyelet holes in boots using a machine which clicked.
> Cohen Priest
> Collier Coal miner
> Colporteur Peddler of books
> Cooper One who makes or repairs vessels made of staves & hoops, such
> as casks, barrels, tubs, etc.
> Cordwainer Shoemaker, originally any leather worker using leather from
> Cordova/Cordoba in Spain
> Costermonger Peddler of fruits and vegetables
> Crocker Potter
> Crowner Coroner
> Currier One who dresses the coat of a horse with a currycomb; one who
> tanned leather by incorporating oil or grease
> Docker Stevedore, dock worker who loads and unloads cargo
> Dowser One who finds water using a rod or witching stick
> Draper A dealer in dry goods
> Drayman One who drives a long strong cart without fixed sides for
> carrying heavy loads
> Dresser A surgeon's assistant in a hospital
> Drover One who drives cattle, sheep, etc. to market; a dealer in cattle
> Duffer Peddler
> Factor Agent, commission merchant; one who acts or transacts business for
> another; Scottish steward or bailiff of an estate
> Farrier A blacksmith, one who shoes horses
> Faulkner Falconer
> Fell monger One who removes hair or wool from hides in preparation for
> leather making
> Fletcher One who made bows and arrows
> Fuller One who fulls cloth;one who shrinks and thickens woolen cloth by
> moistening, heating, and pressing; one who cleans and finishes cloth
> Gaoler A keeper of the goal, a jailer
> Glazier Window glassman
> Hacker Maker of hoes
> Hatcheler One who combed out or carded flax
> Haymonger Dealer in hay
> Hayward Keeper of fences
> Higgler Itinerant peddler
> Hillier Roof tiler
> Hind A farm laborer
> Holster A groom who took care of horses, often at an inn
> Hooker Reaper
> Hooper One who made hoops for casks and barrels
> Huckster Sells small wares
> Husbandman A farmer who cultivated the land
> Jagger Fish peddler
> Journeyman One who had served his apprenticeship and mastered his
> not bound to serve a master, but hired by the day
> Joyner/Joiner A skilled carpenter
> Keeler Bargeman
> Kempster Wool comber
> Lardner Keeper of the cupboard
> Lavender Washer woman
> Lederer Leather maker
> Leech Physician
> Longshoreman Stevedore
> Lormer Maker of horse gear
> Malender Farmer
> Maltster Brewer
> Manciple A steward
> Mason Bricklayer
> Mintmaster One who issued local currency
> Monger Seller of goods (ale, fish)
> Muleskinner Teamster
> Neatherder Herds cows
> Ordinary Keeper Innkeeper with fixed prices
> Pattern Maker A maker of a clog shod with an iron ring. A clog was a
> wooden pole with a pattern cut into the end Peregrinator Itinerant
> Peruker A wig maker
> Pettifogger A shyster lawyer
> Pigman Crockery dealer
> Plumber One who applied sheet lead for roofing and
> set lead frames for plain or stained glass windows.
> Porter Door keeper
> Puddler Wrought iron worker
> Quarrier Quarry worker
> Rigger Hoist tackle worker
> Ripper Seller of fish
> Roper Maker of rope or nets
> Saddler One who makes, repairs or sells saddles or other
> furnishings for horses
> Sawbones Physician
> Sawyer One who saws; carpenter
> Schumacker Shoemaker
> Scribler A minor or worthless author
> Scrivener Professional or public copyist or writer; notary public
> Scrutiner Election judge
> Shrieve Sheriff
> Slater Roofer
> Slopseller Seller of ready-made clothes in a slop shop
> Snobscat/Snob One who repaired shoes
> Sorter Tailor
> Spinster A woman who spins or an unmarried woman
> Spurrer Maker of spurs
> Squire Country gentleman; farm owner; justice of peace
> Stuff gown Junior barrister
> Stuff gownsman Junior barrister
> Supercargo Officer on merchant ship who is in charge of cargo and the
> commercial concerns of the ship.
> Tanner One who tans (cures) animal hides into leather
> Tapley One who puts the tap in an ale cask
> Tasker Reaper
> Teamster One who drives a team for hauling
> Thatcher Roofer
> Tide waiter Customs inspector
> Tinker Am itinerant tin pot and pan seller and repairman
> Tipstaff Policeman
> Travers Toll bridge collection
> Tucker Cleaner of cloth goods
> Turner A person who turns wood on a lathe into spindles Victualer An
> tavern keeper, or one who provides an army, navy, or
> ship with food
> Vulcan Blacksmith
> Wagoner Teamster not for hire
> Wainwright Wagon maker
> Waiter Customs officer or tide waiter; one who waited on the tide to
> collect duty on goods brought in.
> Waterman Boatman who plies for hire
> Webster Operator of looms
> Wharfinger Owner of a wharf
> Wheelwright One who made or repaired wheels; wheeled carriages,etc.
> Whitesmith Tinsmith; worker of iron who finishes or polishes the work
> Whitewing Street sweeper
> Whitster Bleach of cloth
> Wright Workman, especially a construction worker
> Yeoman Farmer who owns his own land
> compiled by Dan Burrows
> "I put these 130 items together from many sources and used it as a handout
> for our local Orange County (NY) Genealogical Society. I was asked by many
> recipients if the CHART could be forwarded to other lists or used in local
> newsletters. The answer is yes - please share this information."
> Dan Burrows - dburrows1(a)juno.com
I am searching for descendents of Andrew Sherman who was living in
Malcolm Poweshiek County Iowa in the early 1900's when his sister
died and is listed in her obituary. The only other record I have of
Andrew is a family bible with his birth date and place of 1835
Painted Post Steuben County New York.
Any obituary listings or death indexes to check?
Sherman, Wright, Marvin, Polk, Vanderworker, Adams, Shaw, Robbins,
OR, OH, NY, PA, NH 1800 to Present
In a message dated 2/1/00 11:02:12 AM Central Standard Time,
<< There are
about only two things I do not have from Poweshiek Co. and that is when and
where the Evans Grandparents died and where buried, if they died at all in
Poweshiek Co. >>
I have the census from 1900. If you want me to check to see if they were
living then let me know.
In your Johnson's do you have any the following:
1. Ronald Johnson who married Thelma McCoy (b 1951). Their sons are Ricky
2. Forrest who married Susanne Urfer (b 1921).
3. Glenda (b 1946) who married Clarence McCue (b 1945).
4. Johanna who married Carl Hammerlund. Their son is Allen (b 1903).
5. Mary who married Dennis Urfer (b 1943).
6. Esther (b 1894) who married Lawrence Morrison (b 1889).
7. Robert (b abt. 1901) who married Gladys Fleming (b 1905)
In the Hunt's:
1. John who married Teresa Robinson (b 1960). Their son is Jake.
In the Skinner's:
1. Viola who married James Watts (b 1860).
Thanks for checking,