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Story Co Researchers:
Several updates have been made to http://www.rootsweb.com/~iastory/ in the last few
weeks. These include:
-The 1860 census (first two townships complete).
-More births from Book 1 bringing us up through the surnames starting with "O".
-A searchable surname index to several of the books for which there are lookup
-The 1880 Mortality Schedule for Story County.
-An account of the pioneer experiences of the Will & Bowen families in the Iowa
Center and Maxwell communities, with a name index.
-The 1924 directory for the town of Colo (searchable).
-An searchable index to wills. I have added information to the introduction page
about how to obtain copies and have been told the process works well.
-A small searchable database of those from Story County who were called up for the
Spanish-American war, as well as accounts of the units they joined.
All databases are searchable using the general surname search function found just
below the Story Co map. Happy hunting!
Mark Christian, IAStory List Manager
You are welcome.
From: Diane14Sim(a)aol.com <Diane14Sim(a)aol.com>
To: IASTORY-L(a)rootsweb.com <IASTORY-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 1999 1:03 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: Colo Cemetery
>Dear Nora, Thanks so much for the information. It certainly helps to
>down the search. I think I will try going to the Colo Cemetery records and
>checking it by date of death for Henry. Hopefully, if he is there, that
>lead me to both of their graves. Anyway, I'll give it a try. Thanks again
>for the info. Diane
Dear Nora, Thanks so much for the information. It certainly helps to narrow
down the search. I think I will try going to the Colo Cemetery records and
checking it by date of death for Henry. Hopefully, if he is there, that will
lead me to both of their graves. Anyway, I'll give it a try. Thanks again
for the info. Diane
On Sun, 22 Aug 1999 14:39:13 -0400, Tom or Donna wrote:
>Does anyone have access to Colo Cemetery listings? Looking for Viola Fleshman
There is no grave marker for Viola Fleshman in Colo or any other Story County
cemetery, as of the cemetery readings taken in the early 1990's. Is that the name
she would have had when she died?
I did a quick scan of the 1900 census and didn't see the Fleshman name in Colo nor
New Albany township, but I could have missed it. I suggest that you go to the 1900
soundex for Iowa and try to locate them. You can get the soundex film at a local
Family History Library.
Mark Christian, IAStory List Manager
We have checked Poweshiek township and Clear Creek township, and
didn't find a Fleshman name
also Rhodes and Timber Creek Township cemeteries in Marshall County-- also
the tri county (Jasper , Marshall, and Grundy Counties) book and no mention
of a Fleshman- nor in the Rhodes book- nor in 1901 Atlas, Weavers books
1913-nor in the Collins Evergreen Cemetery-- that he
I hope this helps
>>From: Tom or Donna <tacii(a)olg.com>
>>To: IASTORY-L(a)rootsweb.com <IASTORY-L(a)rootsweb.com>
>>Date: Sunday, August 22, 1999 2:14 PM
>>Subject: Colo Cemetery
>>>Does anyone have access to Colo Cemetery listings? Looking for Viola
>>>who was born in 1868 and died ?. Married to Henry who was born 3/19/1860
I got your message tonight from my answering machine. I just got home from a
cruise to Bermuda . If you have time before you leave for Iowa, give me a
call sometime tomorrow or send me an e-mail for a good time to call you.
Dear Tom or Donna, I am going back to Colo in about a week for my mother's
60th high school reunion from Colo High School. I will check the Colo
Cemetery while I am back there and see what I can find. I won't be home until
about Sept 16th so don't panic if you don't hear from me for a while. If you
haven't heard from me by Sept. 20th, email me because it means I am having
one of those senior moments and have forgotten to write to you. I am going to
call my mom and tell her that we will be looking for your relatives in Colo.
She'll be 78 in December and her memory is better than mine! I'll let you
know what I find. Diane Simpson
I'm trying to find information on my 4th Great-grandparents: Harry HOSFORD and Hannah COX. This tis the information that I have on them:
Hannah was born 30 Dec 1804, the family Bible doesn't list a location, but all Census references to her state that she was born in Virginia. Her granddaughter wrote some additional information stating that her maiden name was COX and her parents were Ezekiel (I think, the handwriting was difficult to read) COX and Mary HOFFMAN. Hannah had siblings: Isaac, Sarah, Caroline & Ezekiel. Apparently before Hannah and Harry HOSFORD married, she had been married to a HUMPHREY or HUMPHREYS, because she also lists a son named William H. HUMPHREY(S) in the Bible, with a birthdate of 1828 (again, she did not put in place of birth).
Harry HOSFORD was born 10 Dec 1811 in Connecticut (according to Census references). Harry and Hannah were married 9 Jun 1835, possibly in Indiana. They had the following children:
Mary Ellen b. 13 Nov 1837 possibly in Indiana. She married J. G. HOLLAND on 9 Sep 1860 in Story Co, IA.
Sarah Ann b. 14 Oct 1839 in Indiana, d. 14 Oct 1916 in Blaine, Whatcom Co, WA. She married first Daniel LOOMIS 17 Jun 1860 in Linn Co, IA; and second Abraham N. HESS 11 Mar 1869 in Polk Co, IA.
Hannah Isabell b. 8 Nov 1842 in Iowa, possibly in Linn Co. but not sure, d. 6 Aug 1901 in Bellingham, Whatcom Co, WA. She married Thomas Martin Van Buren DAWSON on 27 Jan 1859 in Story Co, IA.
I have these questions:
I found a Hannah HOSFORA in the 1850 Iowa Federal Census Index, could this be Harry's wife? Was Harry dead then, or was he still alive. She is listed in Louisa County, Columbus (Twp?) page 089 according to the index. Is there a transcription of this Census online?
In the Story County GenWeb site I found the following household in the 1856 Census for Story Co:
Hannah WARD, age 51, Widowed, b. VA, lived in IA 13 years
Sarah A. HOSFORD, age 16, b. IN
Hannah I. HOSFORD, age 13, b. IA
This looks like my family, but I'd never heard of a third marriage. Is there a record of this marriage of Hannah to a man named WARD? I didn't find it in Story Co's database.
Also, in the HOSFORD Genealogy book there is a Harry HOSFORD, son of William HOSFORD II & Sally WRIGHT? who was allegedly a pioneer of Council Bluffs, IA, could this Harry HOSFORD be MY Harry HOSFORD? I know that Council Bluffs keeps popping up in family stories. Thomas DAWSON allegedly ran a hotel in C.B. before moving west.
Does anyone know where Harry HOSFORD is buried? It seems like he died before Jun 1850.
Any help would be great!
On Wed, 04 Aug 1999 19:32:07 GMT, Jon Fogdall wrote:
>Looking for information on parents of Walter SWENSEN, born May 9, 1896, in
>Denmark. Walter died in Ames, Iowa, May 1979. Thanks
I notice from cemetery records that Walter married his wife Marie on 22 May 1926.
The marriage record would contain his parents' names. The LDS filming of Story Co
Marriages goes to 1926, so might or might not contain that record. Otherwise you
could write to the State of Iowa to get a copy of the marriage record.
Mark Christian, IAStory List Manager
Looking for information on parents of Walter SWENSEN, born May 9, 1896, in
Denmark. Walter died in Ames, Iowa, May 1979. Thanks
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If anyone has access to information on the Cambridge Cemetery, I would
appreciate it if you would look to see if there is anyone buried there
with the surnames -
BALLARD, and CROUSER/CRAUSE/CROWSER
Please give the full name, date of birth and date of death. I could
not find a cemetery named "Cambridge Cemetery", so assume it goes by
Please give full name, date of birth and date of death.