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While adding names to the surname list from our recent roll call to the
Poweshiek County GenWeb page, I notice a lot of you are looking for
The historical and genealogical society has a complete collection of obits.
I'm not sure what the charges are, but that would be the easiest route to
get the obits you are looking for.
Here's the web page for the society:
Here's the e-mail address for the society:
206 North Mill Street
P.O. Box 280
Montezuma, IA 50171
Phone: (641) 623-3322
I have completed the index to the Grinnell Centennial
book (1854-1954) finally! Thank you all for your
patience. The index contains over 1,200 items (mostly
names, some ads and photos).
I believe I have responded to all the emailed requests
I have received so far; if not, please accept my
apologies and please email me again. :)
The index is in MS Excel 97 format. If anyone would
like to browse through the index, please let me know
and I would be happy to email it to you.
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Have Uploaded the 1912 *Grinnellian * Grinnell High School , Grinnell, Iowa
Year Book to Dead Fred's Genealogy Photo Archive http://www.deadfred.com ..
1)To see all the pictures in the
YearBook type GH in the photographers slot in “Detailed Search”
2)To browse the yearbook click on *G* in the Alphabet List and select
*Grinnell High School* .. This will give you access to specific parts of the
YearBook .. ie Football team, Debating Teams , Manual Training etc
DeadFreds Genealogy Photo Archive
I'm desperately seeking a marriage date and registration for my
ggrandparents, Daniel and Mary (Kennedy) Prosser. I do know that the
births of their first two children were registered in Poweshiek Co., but
I have been unsuccessful in finding the record of their marriage
registration and date. Marriage occurred c.1882. Daniel and Mary lived
in Washington Township for 3-5 years before moving to Necedah, Wisconsin
where my grandmother (Mary Prosser Galvin) was born in 1887. Perhaps
they were married in a neighboring county? My ggrandmother was likely
living with relatives and working somewhere in the area before her
marriage to ggrandfather (Daniel Prosser, son of Daniel and Matilda
(Jenkins) Prosser). Any help would be much appreciated.
I have a book called "Grinnell - A Century of
Progress" "dedicated to the men and women who founded
Grinnell". It was published in July 1954 by the
Grinnell Herald-Register. There is no index but I am
creating one of my own.
I would be happy to do look-ups in this book for
anyone. It has historical articles, ads for local
businesses, and photographs.
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Looking for John E. Willford/Wilford, wife Alice B. (Johnson) Willford and family. Found them on the 1900 census only. Also any other Willford/Wilford's who might have been related.
Thanks to a dear lady in Poweshiek Co., I have lots of information on my
PUGH line, but am still looking for more info on Thomas Jefferson LEE
families-who moved from Indiana to Poweshiek Co., IA in 1870. Children from
this LEE family married into the COUTTS, MINCER, HILL, PUGH, HURLBERT
families in Poweshiek Co. Thomas's wife-Mary Jane LUCAS, had connections to
BONE, MENDENHALL, and BEASON families in the Jasper Co., Poweshiek Co. areas
of Iowa. Am hoping someone will be able to share info on any of these
Hi everybody. We've had a good response for the roll call. Hope some of you
made connections. You don't have to answer to the entire list, but it is
nice if you do. There may be others with similar questions who just haven't
spoken up. Please consider this list a place to learn about genealogy and
share information about the people of Poweshiek County.
I plan to visit Montezuma soon. I will only have one day, so won't have a
lot of time for research. Is there anything in particular some of you would
like to see on the GenWeb site? I'm thinking vital records, but maybe there
is something else that would be of more value. I have a volunteer working
on cemeteries. If there is anyone on the list who has a resource to share,
please don't be shy.
I may be slow, but I will try to get as much as possible on the site,
including the surnames that came through on the roll call.
I am looking for relatives and/or ancestors Everett
Vester CHANCE. He is the father of my half-brother,
Gerald (Gary) Anthony CHANCE, who was born in Grinnell
in the late 1950's. I don't know how old Everett was
or who his parents are. Any help would be
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I am researching the Prosser families of Poweshiek Co. William and
Catherine (Dempsey) Prosser's son Daniel (wife, Matilda Jenkins) is my
gggrandfather. The Prossers and Jenkins were some of the earliest
settlers of the county, paving the way--so to speak--for Mr. Grinnell...
In 1907, a Mary Flannery Reed CRANNY was living in Brooklyn, Poweshiek Co., Iowa. Does anyone have any info on CRANNY in Brooklyn ? I know she didn't die there, but in Kansas. Wonder if she was living with a son, surname CRANNY or REED, or alone there in Brooklyn. Thanks. Cynthia
I am looking for obits for following Bogards who died in Poweshiek County: Gasper Bogard, d Dec. 13, 1890, Rebecca Nicholas Bogard, d Jan. 31, 1900, John Bogard, d Dec. 22, 1913, Joseph Bogard, d March 17, 1912 and Jacob Bogard, d Oct. 4, 1934. All were residing in Montezuma at the time of their death. Gasper and Rebecca are my great great grandparents. My great grandfather George Bogard disappeared sometime around 1865-1870 in Stark County, IL Any help would be greatly appreciated. TIA
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I am researching the descendants of John Swart (1817-1890) and wife Sarah
Huffman Swart (1819-1889). Although both have roots in Pennsylvania, they
eventually settled in the Poweshiek and Keokuk areas of Iowa. I have their
SWART and HUFFMAN ancestries well documented.
So, I am searching for John and Sarah's descendants. By now, they number in
the 1000's. I have some information on many of them.
There are so many surnames I will list the more prominent names connected to
John and Sarah's 15 children. Hope to hear from you!!
ALLUM, BAKER, CARROLL, FUNK, HALL, HICKLIN, HUNGERFORD, KELLEY, LADELY,
LAMB, MARSHALL, MAULDIN, MCFARLAND, MIDDLEKAUFF, NAIL, PARSON, RICHARDSON,
SHIFFLETT, SLACK, SWART, WRIGHT
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I was born and raised in Poweshiek County and after many years and many moves
I am now trying to research my ancestors who have lived in that county since
the early 1800's.
The names are Busch, Severe, Coon, White. Many thanks.
Suzie Busch Kugel
I am researching the family of Anthony Wayne "Doc" Smith, a veterinarian
("horse doctor"). He died in Malcom date unknown, and was buried in
Bluffton, Winnishiek Co., Ia. I would like to obtain a copy of his
obituary, perhaps around 1900.
He owned The New Craig House, a hotel, at the time of his death. he left a
widow, perhaps his second wife.
His daughter, Mary V. smith, married Robert Byers. Family members resided
in Deep River, Iowa.
I would appreciate any leads.
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