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We would like to invite you to re-visit our website, The POORHOUSE STORY (a
clearinghouse for information about 19th century American poorhouses) at
We have just published an excerpt about the TAMA County Farm -- copied from
the TAMA County GenWeb's on-line edition of
the book, HISTORY OF TAMA COUNTY IOWA Union Publishing Company, Springfield,
CHAPTER VI. Our thanks to Cyndi Hailey Vertrees (county coordinator) for
having shared this with us.
At the homepage (link above) click on POORHOUSES BY STATE, then on IOWA on
the table of states. If you have been to the website recently you may have
to click REFRESH or RELOAD on the browser to see the new information.
There are other pages on the site which may give you some interesting
perspective on poorhouses. They are off the homepage and include: the
HISTORY page and the LETTER TO GENEALOGISTS as well as FEATURED ARTICLES.
There are great tips for researching poorhouse records for yourself on the
RECORDS page; and you might want to subscribe to our (almost) monthly
newletter (which you can do in the lower right corner of the homepage).
The information on our site will only grow through the submissions of
generous readers. If you would like to e-mail me ... please do so off-list
because I cannot maintain subscriptions to as many lists as we post messages
on. (You can use an e-mail link off one of our web pages.)
We hope you enjoy the site!
(aka=The Poorhouse Lady)
Looking for information on the Orphan Train that stopped in Dysart in June of 1894. Would like to know if the local newspaper has archives from that time that are accessible to the public. Looking for the family from Vinton where Walter Jones was placed. Any help would be greatly appreciated. LaVonne Edeker
If there is any way I can get a lookup for obits on my great great
grandparents, who died in Tama County, I would be eternally grateful. They
WILLIAM CLARK MORRISON, died 12/25/1855, Columbia Township
ELIZABETH MORRISON, died Mar, 11, 1853, Columbia Township
Both were buried in Walz/Randolph Cemetery in Sec. 12, T82N, R15W.
Dear List Recipients,
I am searching for any and all information you may have on my Wilkins.
John Wilkins and wife Phebe moved to Tama County in c. 1853. Their
children were Ezekiel, Susanna, Sarah, Robert H., Reuben, John, Nathan,
Catherineand James. I do not know the siblings of John nor his wife
Phebe. She was a Brumfield.
I would love to hear from anyone with the slightest bit of information.
Thank you in advance,
"On the road searching for my Wilkins"
Looking for these classmates:
Mabel Howard (maiden name)
Gretchen Pana (Page)
Helen Sawyer (maiden name)
Ted Rudaitis Thank you, Donna (Wade) DeVoe
Donna & Duane DeVoe
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