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I saw a message that someone is searching for FULLER in Tama Co.? The 1935
Tax Assessor Survey lists two:
FULLER, Dell Ezra, Toledo, Iowa; b. Oct 15, 1899 at Stillwater, OK, son of
Art Fuller and Elma Foster.
FULLER, Ruth Rebecca, Toledo, Iowa; b. Dec 17, 1900 at Tama, daughter of
Abraham Lincoln and Mary Griswold.
Mona Sarratt Knight
"Eternal vigilance is the price of Liberty." John Philpot Curran, 1808.
"Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary
possibilities in ordinary people." Harry Emerson
Thank you Judy. My family would have lived there right around the turn of
the century, as the first son was born in 1900. However my ggrandfather was
married previously (1887) and I am not sure which county if it wasn't Tama,
likely Blackhawk as that seems to be the center point around which my family
gravitated. But I definitely appreciate the notes on Dysart, as several of
my ggrandfather's children were born there and this should help to narrow my
search considerably. Lottie
P.S. Do you know of any web links or email addresses that would further my
search? For instance one of my grandfather's sisters died as a young
child...about nine months and I am trying to find out when she was born and
where she would be buried. I have a small time frame to search and I am
hoping there is a way to search the birth records for her.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Judy Landauer" <plants(a)srv.net>
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2001 7:58 AM
> Maybe someone had already told you this, sorry this took so long. I
> found the town of Dysart in the book "The History of Tama Co.". It
> is in Tama Co., in Clark twp. Clark township was named after Judge
> Leander Clark. Ettie Post Office (Est. 1868) was in Tama Co., at the
> home of John T. Converse, and was moved to the town of Dysart in Feb
> 1873, and the name was changed to Dysart P.O. The first settlement
> in Clark twp. was that of Charles Unger and family on 13 Jun 1855. I
> looked all through the Dysart information and found no "FRY's" or
> "FULLER's" there. The book looks to be dated 1883.
> Hope this helps some!
> Richard & Judy Landauer
> Judy's Greenhouse
> 869 E. 1200 N.
> Shelley, ID 83274
"Early pioneer residents" of Tama County, Iowa: George and Matilda Connor
SCHULTZ, both born in Michigan about 1830's, and moved to Tama County, Iowa.
Had a daughter, Martha in 1863 in Toledo, Tama County, who attended schools
in Garwin, and later married Edwin Poland. Looking for info on George SCHULTZ
and his wife Matilda Connor SCHULTZ.
The Toledo Chronicle
Toledo, Tama Co. IA
April 15, 1875
The U. B. Sunday School was organized last Sunday morning. The following
officers were elected: Superintendent - C. J. KEPHART, Ass't Supt. - W.
Jr. Secretary - Miss Amanda JOHNSTON, Treasurer - Wm. Free, Librarian - John
OWEN, Organist - Miss Carrie GILFORD, Chorister - Rev. C. J. KEPHART.
Squire SMITH has put him up a new office.
J. W. SHALER, has been appointed to the office of Township Clerk, vice, Fred
Jas. A. WILLEY, shipped five car loads of cattle Saturday. This is the
second shipment he has made this spring, all of his own feeding.
J. J. GANSON, lost two horses recently; one dropped dead on the road home
from Belle Plaine. The other died at home about the same hour.
Chelsea needs a first class workman to set up a blacksmith shop. There is
also, a good opening for a hardware store, milliner, tailor and barber.
A party of six duck hunters got 78 duck coming down the river from Tama to
Chelsea. Another party of four got 57 from Long Point to Chelsea.
A young farmer got mittence the other night. He got on his muscle and
proposed giving her a licking; his brother took it up for her and gave him a
sound threshing. Verdict: server him right.
There was a dance at J. H. BLANCHARDS, Friday night; some drunken galoots
came in and broke it up in a row.
Frank PIERCE is putting an addition to his room; he finds his present room
too small for his business.
L. MATHEWS has made some important changes in his large store room in order
to make things more convenient for his many customers who call on him daily.
Dr. Wm H. LANE is putting up a neat little barn on Montgomery's corner where
he intends to keep his horses in order to have them more convenient to his
office when he is called upon to light out in a hurry to see the sick.
We notice Hon. Alfred HELM of Carson City, Nevada is in town. We suppose he
is here to see friends, and also, to look after his interest in the Marble
works, which needs some attention. We hope he will stir things up a little,
and start that institution to going as it should be.
Truman PIERCE has fitted up the old J. BUTLER store room in Indiantown and
moved his stock of goods into it where he intends to furnish the people of
that burg with groceries and things for cash. Tru. Is a live man and the
Indiantowners will always find him on hand when they want to buy.
Tama County, IA USGenweb Project
The Toledo Chronicle
Toledo, Tama Co. Iowa
May 20, 1873
Mr. Henry GALLEY has put up a large sign over the entrance of his Dry Goods
Store, and Messrs. BERGER & YEISER, druggists, have done likewise
Call on CAMERY & SON and examine the Climax Planter, and Champion reapers
and Mowers (wrought iron frame) before giving your orders.
Ice Cream, day and night, at E. M. WILKINSON'S. Mr. W. is an expert at
making ice cream that is par excellence.
Just 74 little showers, half a dozen "drenchers," a few acres of sunshine,
and a few hours of sultry weather about sum up, what "Old Probabilities"
brought us during the last week.
CAMERY & SON have on hand 10,000 pounds of Wire, 100 kegs of Nails and a
full stock of Shelf Hardware which will be sold at bottom prices for cash.
"GATHER THEM IN" Another has been gathered in from the town of Dysart, and
si now enjoying the hospitalities of Deputy Sheriff BIELBY. "Benzine" was
the cause of his coming here, and unless bailed out, he will tarry for
thirty days from the time of his incarceration.
Moline Plows, Moline Pumps, Moline Wagons, Moline cultivators, for sale by
CAMERY & SON, Toledo, Iowa.
The storm that visited this place last Thursday morning, and of which
mention was made last week, unroofed the Stone Block, commonly called Union
Block, at Montour, and injured the building and goods to the extent of
several hundred dollars. Other buildings suffered injuries, and a number of
small outbuildings were overturned.
An Accident Last Sunday evening as John HAGERDT, of Tama City, and family
were crossing a bridge at the south part of this place, the bridge gave way,
and as a consequence, some damage was done the buggy, besides inflicting
some injuries to Mrs. H. The banks on which the bridge sills rested had
been so washed away by the heavy rain of Sunday afternoon, as to render the
bridge unsafe. The horses passed safely over the bridge, which was only a
few feet across, but as the fore wheels were about midway, the bridge went
down, throwing all in the buggy out as the back part of the vehicle still
remained on the bank. As soon as things could be set to rights Mr. H. came
up and had M. J. BOYLE take a team from his livery stable and take the
We learn from Mr. L. G. KINNE, who visited Marshalltown on Monday, that a
boy was drowned at that place the day he was there. The name and age of the
lad he did not learn. The accident happened in this way. Two boys went down
to the river and climbed a tree whose top hung out over the stream, and
while they were there watching the river rising very rapidly, the limb on
which they were perched broke, letting them both into the river, from which
but one was rescued. The body of the one drowned was recovered and
Not two years ago C. H. McCORMICK & BRO'S large Reaper works burnt down in
the great Chicago Fire. They have since built larger works, and are
building this year ten thousand Reapers and Mowers, and judging from the
orders pouring in from all parts of the country, they will not have Reapers
enough to near supply the demand. DENNIS & AVERILL are sole agents for
Tama Co., and sell selling a great many.
Last week a subscription paper was circulated, and in a few hours about
fifty (50) dollars were subscribed for the purpose of purchasing an "E" Flat
Cornet for J. T. COLLINS, and a pair of cymbals for the band. The cornet
and cymbals have arrived, and we now have a full Cornet Band, equaled by but
few in the State.
OUR CHELSEA LETTER
On the night of the 19th the picture gallery of Robert JOHNSON was entered
by burglars, and all the instruments and material stolen, amounting to about
$150 in value.
The river is out of its bank and the boys are having rare sport catching
buffalo fish which come out in the shallow water on the prairie.
A letter directed to Fred Roach, of this place, and mailed at a town in
Kansas, on the 20th day of October, 1872 arrived safely here on the 5th of
this month. There is nothing like getting the news quick. (signed) Penink.
A sad event occurred in this vicinity early last week, the particulars of
which did not reach us until our last issue had gone to press. Miss Ann V.
Beal, a young lady about 20 years of age, whose parents reside in New
Cambridge, Macon county Missouri, has been staying several months for a
visit with her uncle, Mr. William Dixon, who lives about five miles south of
Belle Plaine, in Jefferson township Poweshick Co.
Two weeks ago last Sunday, while out riding with a young man and two other
young ladies, while going up a steep hill, a sudden start of the team threw
all three of the young ladies out of the back end of the wagon with
considerable force upon the ground. Miss Beal struck upon her back and
shoulders, but made no complaint or even mention of the accident, until the
Sunday following the 12th inst., when she spoke of the fall and said she had
not got over it yet. On the following day, Monday, she walked out after
dinner and was not seen again till her lifeless body was found.
Inquiries were made at the neighbors' when she failed to return that
evening, but nothing could be heard of her. Alarm does not appear to have
been felt, however, and the discovery of her body was made by accident. She
had gone out into the orchard some 50 rods from the house, and sat or laid
down under a willow hedge, where she seemed to have died without a struggle.
The body was found by a boy of the family, just at dusk on Tuesday evening.
A post mortem examination of the body showed that a blood-vessel had been
ruptured, which undoubtedly caused her death.
Tama County, IA USGenweb Project
The Toledo Chronicle sent to the Tama list 8/26/01
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.
Personal 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.
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Tama County, IA USGenweb Project
The Toledo Chronicle
Toledo, Tama Co., Iowa
June 5, 1873
Eight lbs. white sugar for $1, at W. C. WALTERS'.
W. C. WALTERS sells five (5) gallons of the best syrup in kegs for 41.
Four lbs. best coffee for $1. at W. C. WALTERS'
A CAR LOAD OF trunks just arrived at M. J. POWWERS' Harness Shop.
Good Tinware sold cheap at J. F. LEMBERGER'S.
The wet weather for the last fortnight has operated against the playing of
During the month of May nine marriage licenses were issued from the Clerk's
office in this county.
A great deal of wheat along the river bottoms has been killed by the water
overflowing the fields.
Mr. M. B. C. TRUE has returned from a flying visit to his former home in
W. J. BURNS and family have returned to Sterling Ill.
Dr. BOYNTON started last Monday morning to visit his folks and friends in
and about Essex in the "Empire State." He accompanied Mrs. B. to her former
home, La Porte this State. Of Course the Dr. will "take in", the Chicago
Jubilee, and will see all that is it be seen, and hear all that is to be
Mrs. S. STIGER will soon begin building a brick structure on the lot now
occupied by Lim[?] on high street, west of Johnston & Galley's block. The
building will be 22x65 feet, two stories high, and be provided with a good
cellar. This will be a very fine acquisition to the good buildings of
Toledo, and is an evidence of the thrift of the place.
KILLED BY A COLT
A very fatal occurrence happened last Saturday afternoon, which has brought
a sad bereavement to Recorder McCLASKEY and family, the particulars of which
are thus briefly stated: On Friday morning last, Mrs. McCLASKEY,
accompanied by her two little boys, went to her father's - Mr. McCLELLAND-
who lives one and one half miles east of Toledo, intending to spend two or
three days with her father's folks. Saturday afternoon she returned home,
as the children said they wanted to see "papa." Her brother Frank brought
her to Toledo, and immediately upon their arrival, Willie McCLASKEY,
accompanied by his uncle, proceeded to the Recorder's office in quest of his
father. Not finding him they looked about town, and then both returned to
Mr. McCLELLAND's. Soon after returning the boys went out to the pasture to
catch a horse, and while there Willie went near a colt, which kicked him,
inflicting injuries which proved fatal in about twenty-four hours. After he
was kicked, he ran about half way to the house, and upon his arrival there
he asked his grandma to take him and lay him on the bed, as he was so badly
hurt. He bore no particular marks of external injury. He was brought that
evening to his home, where he received medical assistance, and all the
attention that could possibly be given him. He slept some during the after
part of the night, but suffered wonderfully Sunday until about 4 o'clock,
when he fell asleep in death.
The funeral services, conducted by Rev. R. N. EARHART, took place at the
house, Monday, at 3 p.m., whence the remains of Willie were borne to the
Toledo cemetery for interment. The deceased was 4 years and 3 months old,
and the loss is a heavy one to his parents, such as time only can diminish.
Two dogs were poisoned last week one belonging to Wm. CLARK, the other to
Mr. FRAZEE. The former recovered after an egg was poured down his "gullet"
but the other "passed in his checks".
"OLD SETTLERS" MEETING
The annual Meeting of the old Settlers of Tama County will be held in the
Court House in Toledo on Wednesday June 11, 1873. A basket Dinner, with
Music and Speeches will be the order of the day-Let all the old Settlers of
the County be on hand as an agreeable Meeting is anticipated.
The Toledo Chronicle
Toledo, Tama Co. IA
April 24, 1873
Chickens in the shell will be in market in a few weeks.
Farmers are busy getting their small grain sown.
Rev. W. S. MESSMER will be absent next Sunday, and no service will be held
in the Presbyterian Church.
CAMBRIDGE and YARHAM, the two homeliest editors in Tama county, are
battering away at each other.
The depot is being painted on the outside. The color will be light drab,
with brown trimmings.
The Circuit Court of Tama County will sit the first Monday in May (one week
from Monday next).
W. C. WALTERS sells the best lime ever sold in Tama County, in large or
J. F. LEMBERGER'S goods have been unavoidably delayed, but he expects to be
ready for business in a few days.
ARRIVED - A young candidate for admission to the Bar. Judge STRUBLE says
he weights nine, and is in good voice.
The work of changing the East side of the first story of the Court House,
and enlarging the stove flues will probably begin this week.
The Ministerial Association of Central Iowa will meet in the Congregational
Church, at Ogden, Monday evening May 5th. Rev. Wm. L. BRADY will deliver a
sermon on that occasion.
The Central Association of Congregational Ministers and Churches, will meet
in the same place Tuesday evening, May 6th, and will continue in session
until Thursday noon. Rev. F. HURD, our County Superintendent is Registrar
of the latter, to which a cordial invitation is extended to all.
The following are the names of the Petit Jurors:
J. S. McNEAL
Isam [?] VEST
Geo. F. KOBER
J. F. WARD
H. H. WILLIAMS
B. C. BERRY
C. E. HAYES
F. B. SANBORN
J. B. LOUTHAN
The painter didn't get a very good scald on the sign of the "Western
Bakery," on Broadway, at least his spelling don't agree with Webster or
Wooster. He has it "Westrn Bakery."
Major FREE, wife and child have not returned from Iowa City where Mrs. FREE'
mother has been seriously ill for some time.
For sale - One two story frame dwelling in Toledo. Will take two or three
horses in part payment and give time on the balance. Apply to C. C.
WHITTEN, Toledo, Iowa.