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----- Original Message -----
From: "Cathy Joynt Labath" <labaths(a)worldnet.att.net>
Sent: Sunday, February 16, 2003 9:29 AM
Subject: [IA-IRISH] Bio of Michael Casey
> Surnames: Casey, Buckley, Madison
> History of Tama County, Iowa 1878. Samuel D. Chapman. [Toledo:] Toledo
> Office, 1879.
> Another prominent settler of 1857 was Michael Casey, who came here
> Vermont, and settled on section 29, where he lived seven years and then
> moved to section 13, where he now resides. He is one of the largest land
> owners in the county. Michael was born in county Clare, Ireland, in 1819.
> His early life was spent in tilling the soil of his native country. In
> he was married to Miss Margaret Buckley, who bore him two children- James
> and Mary. In 1845 they emigrated to America. After remaining in Quebec
> (their landing place) three weeks, they crossed over the the States and
> settled in Boston, Massachusetts, where, a few months later, his wife
> During 1849 he removed to Vermont, where he was employed on the Burlington
> Rutland railroad. While there, Mr. Casey was married, in 1850, to Miss
> Loraine Madison, of Windsor county, that State. Four children have been
> to them- George (who was born in Vermont), Oscar, Henry and Alma, born in
> Iowa. In 1851, Mr. Casey went south, where he spent five years and five
> months and then returned to Vermont. In 1857 he came to Tama county, Iowa
> and settled on section 29, Geneseo township, where he had purchased 80
> of land. He lived there until 1864, when he sold the farm, removed to
> section 13, where he bought land and erected the frame house in which he
> lives. At the presetn time he has a large barn and other buildings for
> stock and grain on his farm, and is now making preparations to erect a new
> residence during the summer of 1883. Formerly Mr. Casey devoted his many
> acres to the cultivation of grain, extensively, raising 7,000 bushels per
> year, but of late years he has turned his attention to stock raising. His
> farm now consists of nearly 1300 acres. His eldest daughter, Mary, died in
> Black Hawk county, Iowa, April 23, 1882, leaving a husband and eight
> children to mourn her death.
> Cathy Joynt Labath
> The Irish in Iowa
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I am researching Bohemian Stehlik's arriving late 1800's-patriarch James;
1st wife, Anna; 6 children: Josephine[married Shelton];Joseph[married
Dougherty];Frank[married Furnas/divorced 1909-married Peterson/Spaulding];
Marie or Mary; Anna; Louise[married Clayton Buchanan];James widowed;2nd wife
James appears to have settled in the Carlton/Garwin area around 1885 and
remained til he died in 1916. The children spread out between
Marshalltown/Marion/Le Grand in Marshall County and
Carlton/Garwin/Toledo/Indian Village/Montour in Tama County. Most appear to
Would there be any listings in the History of Tama County?
Many thanks for your time!
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Looking for information on Francis Bates and his sons, Nelson and William A.
Francis and Maria Obitts Bates moved to Tama County from Ohio in 1854. I
would imagine he bought a farm, as he had sold the two he owned in Ohio. He
died in Iowa in 1858 and Maria died there in 1869.
Nelson and Serepta Parrish Bates were living next door to William and Sarah
Sigsworth Bates in Carroll Twp in 1860 when the census was taken. Two of
Nelson's small children died a few days apart in Januiary, 1863. I was
wondering if there had been an epidemic or outbreak of some disease that
Is there any chance any of the family are mentioned in local records?
In a message dated 2/3/2003 11:01:46 PM Central Standard Time,
> Charles, Emma Lusk, Myra Lusk; Henry, Flora Oliver and Sarah Young. In 1880
> they lived in Geneseo, Tama
Sorry, not mentioned in index of Chapman's Hist. of Tama Co., IA.
A lady named Gloria sent me an email telling me she had sent some Bowen Info. I didn't receive it. She said she was having computer problems. I hope she sees this message because I would like her to send it again.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, February 02, 2003 6:01 PM
Subject: IATAMA-D Digest V03 #7
Is there anything list for Charles, Emma Lusk, Myra Lusk; Henry, Flora Oliver and Sarah Young. In 1880 they lived in Geneseo, Tama, Iowa according to the 1880 Census. This is my great grandparent and great-great-grandparents. Thanks for anyhelp.
Note: the following from "History of Tama Co., Iowa,
its Cities, Towns and Villages, with remiscences, personal incidents and
anecdotesl and a complete business directory of the coounty " by Samuel D.
Chapman. Printed at the Toledo Times Office. 1879.
The following compiled for Pat Brown:
E.H. BOWEN was a clerk, Carlton Twp (p. 70 )
W.H. BOWEN was a ckerk, Perry Twp. (p.82)
On page 83: "At a term of county court in Tama County on 10th day of March,
1858, a petition was presented by W. BOWEN signed by himself and others ,
praying a division of Carlton township known as Spring Creek, which was
On page 84: "Traer. This town is situated in the northern part of Perry
Mayor: Giles Taylor; Recorder: W.H. BOWEN.
On page 258: Bowen & Higby, Land, Loan, Insurance & Collection Agents. The
above business was established in 1874 by W. H. BOWEN, who came to this place
(Traer) from Cedar Rapids and was conducted by him with good success until
January, 1878 when M. R. Higby became interested after which the firm was
known as BOWEN & HIGBY.....among the leading agencies of this kind in the