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I have added 7 new obituaries to the Tama County web site! Thank you to
everyone who has contributed! If anyone else would like to send in an obit,
please do. It's one
of the best ways to find your missing relatives. You'd be surprised what you
will find in another persons obituary collection. I have found quite a few
of my relatives from Palo Alto County, just reading the obits.
I will be away from my computor until Monday, but don't let that stop you
from sending articles. I will be in Las Vegas for my daughters wedding!!
I will send more newspaper articles when I get home.
The film is finally here! I will be posting Newspaper articles on the list
about twice a week. Or as often as possible. If I have added something it
will be in [ ]. The editor of this newspaper liked to use ( ) these often.
I am transcribing them exactly as they are written, so if you see any bad
grammer, mis-spellings or bad punctuation, blame it on the EDITOR!
I will be adding these to the Tama County web site and to Newspaper
Abstracts.com. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I do!
Tama County, IA USGenweb Project
The Toledo Chronicle
Toledo, Tama County, IA
May 22, 1873
Mr. C. W. CONANT received the first postal card that came to this office.
Another full car load of Cooper Wagons just received by PARKER & LEWIS, Tama
The Sweet Potato plants that were in market the early part of this week went
"like hot cakes."
A car load of Trunks just arrived at M. J. POWERS' Harness Shop.
Fletch SCHIVEL has opened a bakery next door to Henry SCLAUNTZ' Saloon south
of Free's corner.
The engine house at the depot has been moved from its old location, and is
now situated above the elevator.
Mr. Henry A. FROST, "ye local" of the Belle Plaine Union visited Toledo last
week, and during his sojourn here, reported at this office.
The West Branch of the B. C. R. & M. railroad, it is expected, will be
completed to Tryer in July, but will probably not be extended beyond that
INDIAN PAY DAY
On Monday of this week, the Indian Agent at this place, Rev. Mr. HOWBERT,
paid over to "poor Lo" this amount in Greenbacks due from Uncle Sam. It was
a dreary, rainy day, but the Musquakees were jubilant as though the
prognostications of "Old Probabilities" for fine weather had been fully
Deputy Sheriff BIELBY received another boarder at his house (the Tama County
jail) Monday morning at 1 o'clock. The new boarder hailed from Dysart, and
tarried with neighbor BIELBY three days to make restitution for certain
"irregularities" brought about by a little too much of the "Oh be joyful" or
as "Nasby" styles it "corn juice".
Billy FOSTER made his appearance on the street Tuesday morning, having in
his possession five young wolves, which he had captured in Carlton township.
He expects to keep them for pets, unless the three dollar-per-scalp bounty
proves too great a temptation.
Rev. Mr. FULCOMER, of the United Brethren Church, and formerly agent of
Western College, will preach in the Free Will Baptist Church next Sabbath
morning at 10:30.
Farmers have not yet planted a great deal of corn, owing to the very
backward weather. Most of them have concluded that they can live through
The croquet season is pretty well inaugurated, and each evening a quartette
can be seen in some of the yards "batting" the balls, and fully a dozen
hanging over the fence watching with interest, the progress of the game.
The "Toledo Cornet Band," after a few weeks' practice, made their appearance
in Court Square last Friday afternoon, and played some very nice pieces.
The same evening, the band serenaded a number of our citizens, who should,
and we doubt not do, feel grateful for the compliment. With a few months'
practice Toledo can boast of having one of the best Cornet Bands in the
With a view of complying with the wishes of the Forty Second Congress,
which honorable (?) body passed the offensive Postal Law, requiring postage
to be paid on all exchanges, we will soon drop from our list quite a large
number of papers which have long been very welcome visitors. We expect
better things of the Forty Third Congress, than was reasonable to look for
from the Forty Second, and therefore hope that that body will repeal that
part of the postal law, which was passed for the purpose of inflicting a
punishment upon the press of the country for so persistently demanding an
abolition of the much abused Franking Privilige.
Mr. Peter MINKLE, of Clark township, boasts of having a curiosity, which
would be valuable even to so great a showman as P. T. Barnum. The
"curiosity" consists of a lamb which, has been blessed with two mouths,
which are entirely separate and distinct. One is in the proper place, and
the other is situated under the left ear, each having a tongue, teeth and
lips. The unnatural mouth is small and useless, except for ornament and the
purpose of showing that even "nature has made a mistake" as Josh BILLINGS
would put it. The lamb is about four weeks old, and promises to live down
to a good old age.
TINWARE-Mr. F. J. LEMBERGER has been working almost day and night for the
last fortnight to get in readiness a large stock of tinware which he now
has. A glance through his shop, at the old stand of Mr. GALLEY, will show
that Frank, knows just what is most needed at a first-class tin shop, and
further that he fully understands how to supply that want. We advise all in
need of tinware to give Frank a call and satisfy themselves that he can
supply their wants in that line.
A VIOLENT THUNDER STORM- About 4 o'clock this (Thursday) morning, a most
violent thunder storm commenced, lasting about an hour. The wind blew a
perfect gale from the south-west, overturning several out-buildings, blowing
over fences, breaking boughs from trees, doing such work as a fierce wind
usually accomplishes. A piece of sidewalk on High street west, of Court
square, some fifty yards in length was uplifted, and placed against the
fence, and the engine house-well-the fragments are down about the elevator.
Vivid flashes of lightning and hard claps of thunder followed each other in
rapid succession. The storm was one of the most violent that has visited
this place for some time.
The following email addressess are bouncing for one reason or another. There
are times when the email address is good but the ISP is having problems
directing the email.
Please let me know if they are good addresses. If not I will unsubscribe
them from the email list by the end of the week.
Tama County, IA USGenweb Project
Does anyone know of a James Mahoney, who was a veterinarian in Tama? This
would be sometime after 1900. His wife, Mary, was born around 1868. They
had a son, James, that became a priest. He may have been assigned to the
parish in Tama for awhile. Any leads will be helpful.
Jim in ALabama
PLEASE reply directly to neiersj(a)hiwaay.net (Jim Neiers)
I've just started this list and would love any information on Hinrich Busch
b. l866 Fredesdorf , Holstein, Germany. He came to U.S. in l882
wife: Bertha Fuerstenberg. They settled in Chicago and then Gladbrook, Tama
children: Theodore F. , Hannis J., Mary, Charles, Lizzie, William, Peter,
Laura, Edward*, Frieda
if anyone has any information on any of these names, I appreciate it.
I found this in the newspaper articles that I am transcribing for Calhoun
county Iowa (My other web site)
Maybe some one is looking for the Wick family?
Lake City Graphic
Lake City, Calhoun County, Iowa
May 2, 1889
Died.- Ruby Alice Wick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wick, April 27, 1889,
aged 15 years, 9 months, and 9 days.
Rudy Alice Wick was born in Tama county, Iowa, July 18th, 1873, died at her
home in Calhoun township, Calhoun county, Iowa, on the date above given.
Ruby was loved by her many school mates who felt great sympathy for her
during her sickness, but none feel the loss so keenly as the inmates of the
home who watched by the bed of suffering so many weary days and nights.
Brothers and sisters will miss her as they come and go, but no heart feels
the loss like that of the father and mother who watched by her bedside with
such tender care and attended to her every want. Her voice is heard no more
on earth, but Heaven will repay it all. She leaves the father and mother,
two brothers and three sisters to mourn her loss. Many friends and
relatives sympathize with the bereaved ones. Her funeral took place at the
M. E. Church where she had attended Sabbath school and was largely attended.
Rev. Eslick preached the funeral sermon from the appropriate words.
"Remember now thy Creator in the days of youth while the evil days come not,
nor the years draw nigh, when thou shall say I have no pleasure in them.
(Ecclesiastics 12-1). He was kindly assisted by Rev. Swem of the M. E.
Tama County, IA USGenWeb Project
Calhoun County, IA USGenWeb Project
Hi Cyndi -
I'm looking for Carnal/Carneal and Hall in Tama County. My great-grandfather's
brother Nathan Carnal was chairman of the Tama County Board of Supervisors -
died in 1931. His son, Edwin Carnal was a mayor of Tama. Any Carnal's you
come across would be of great interest. I have some information, but am always
on the lookout for more. Nathan and my great-grandfather Benjamin were sons of
Archibald and Catharine Amanda(Arminda?) Hall Carnal.
Cyndi Hailey wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I have just re-designed the Tama County Website. I have added a few new
> pages. If you have any newspaper articles of Marriage announcements,
> Anniversaries or Obituaries, and would like to add them please let me know.
> I have recently visited the LDS family history center in my area and have
> discovered that they have quite a few films for Tama county. I have ordered
> the birth records for 1921-1939 and will continue to transcribe other
> information. I have also ordered film from the library for the Tama News
> Herald and will be posting articles on the email list as often as I can. I
> have found they are very informative and fun to read.
> I do not live in Iowa and at this time I have no other information for Tama
> County other than what is on the web site, so I won't be much help with
> I would like to get to know you and who you are looking for, so please send
> in those surnames. It helps when I'm going through the newspapers and
> Cyndi Hailey
> Tama County Coordinator
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I have just re-designed the Tama County Website. I have added a few new
pages. If you have any newspaper articles of Marriage announcements,
Anniversaries or Obituaries, and would like to add them please let me know.
I have recently visited the LDS family history center in my area and have
discovered that they have quite a few films for Tama county. I have ordered
the birth records for 1921-1939 and will continue to transcribe other
information. I have also ordered film from the library for the Tama News
Herald and will be posting articles on the email list as often as I can. I
have found they are very informative and fun to read.
I do not live in Iowa and at this time I have no other information for Tama
County other than what is on the web site, so I won't be much help with
I would like to get to know you and who you are looking for, so please send
in those surnames. It helps when I'm going through the newspapers and
Tama County Coordinator