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I am looking for info on my great-grandfather Howard GILSON. He was born
9/28/1888 to Frank (b. 1852 IA) and Hattie (b. 1867 WI). As of 1900, he had
2 brothers and a sister and was living in Fort Dodge. Is there a birth index
that I can search to find info on his parents or something?
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Looking for information on
GUENTHER/GUNTHER family of Ft. Dodge.
Also ANY info on St Paul's Lutheran Church in Ft. Dodge.
Any info on a Lutheran Children's Home/orphanage in Ft Dodge 1880-1910 era.
I am looking for decendants/connections to the families of Gilliam Oliver NEWSUM and Laura Bell LEE,
who were married 12 April 1886 in Lehigh, Webster County, Iowa. I believe Laura may be the daughter of my
GGGrandparents, Thomas Jefferson Lee and Mary Jane Lucas Lee. Would be very grateful for any help in locating info on Laura and her husband, Gilliam.
I am researching the family of William McELROY and his wife Mary Jane
WHITE McELROY. They moved to Jackson Twp, Webster Co around 1870 from
Jackson Co., IA.
The children of William & Mary Jane McELROY were:
1. Edward, b. 1867, married Louise HARVEY
2. Kieran, b. 1871, married Annie DUHIG
3. Frederick, b. 1875, married Catherine YETMAR
4. James, b. 1877, married Lucy HOWE
5. Emma Jane, b. 1878, d. 1881
6. Julia, b. 1879, d. 1954
7. William, b. 1881, married Alice FITZGERALD
I would love to exchange information with the descendents of this family
about the McELROY and related DELEHANTY family.
We are getting ready for a trip to Iowa and I was reluctant to put my names out as I won't be able to reply to anyone for a while. But then I would hate to miss out on a possible connection with someone else. So I ask you to keep my email address handy and know that I will answer all emails as soon as I can get my hands on a keyboard again.
Searching and have info on the following names:
Elbridge MORGAN b. 1816 in MS and his wife Annis LIKE b. in NY
Andrew Morgan b. abt 1837
Henry O. Morgan b. abt 1840
Delos W. Morgan b. abt 1844
Maria Morgan b. abt 1848
Olive Eliza Morgan b. Nov 1849
George Washington Morgan b. 23 Oct 1853
Frank Morgan b.27 Feb 1856
DeForest Morgan b. 27 Nov 1858
Ada Belle Morgan b. 4 Aug 1866
Also searching DINGMAN family
and the SCOTT line related to
William Henry SCOTT b.1834-1907 and his wife Priscilla ROBINSON b.1843-1888
The best to you in your research,
My list of names for this site is as follows: Burrell, Stoker, Carey, Utter,
Young, Palmer. The ancestors of Alexander Burrell and Harrison Stoker are my
brick walls. Thank you in advance for any help. Bonnie Burrell Bratton.
Hi! I'm researching the following families from Coalville, Iowa around 1870
ALLEN, James, Mary Ann, James Jr., Alice, Mary Jane (Polly), Hannah, Jemima
(Ima), Sarah, John, Robert and Joseph
WILLIAMS, Joseph T. and Elizabeth
ALLEN, Richard T.
ALLEN, Thomas R.
Hi All, I have been working on the Eslick family for several years and
have lots of information, but am always ready to find more and also to
Our branch of the family is descended from Samuel and Nancy Pierce
Eslick who came to Webster County in 1849 and from their daughter Sarah
Lavina, who married Willard Allen 10 Oct 1870 in Elk Point. Sam and
Nancy and several of their children moved to Elk Point, South Dakota in
1866 while other family members remain in Webster County to this day. I
am still in South Dakota, though not near Elk Point.
Jacqueline Davis Burt published a very good book on the Eslick-Pierce
family in 1990 and I am wondering if she is still living in Webster
County or if anyone out there could put me in touch with her.
Highmore, South Dakota
Yup, I am looking for the family of Thomas R.G. WILLIAMS and his wife,
Elizabeth. Thomas died in 1879 in Coalville, Webster Co., Iowa Dec. 16,
1879. Thomas and wife emigrated to the US from Wales ca 1856 and
settled for a bit in Pennsylvania, and then to Webster Co. After
Thomas' death his wife moved to Lucas Co. and Wapello Co., Iowa. They
were the parents of at least 12 children that lived past childhood. I
would be interested in contact with anyone who has any information about
this family, or who has a similar migration path.
Jan, in Oregon
I am still looking for my grandparents
LEE AUGUSTUS HAGEDORN married SARAH LEONA RUSSELL 1880?
children Lee 1881, Will iam 1883, Lark 1887, Harry 1889, Sarah(Sadie)1891,
Pearl 1894. and Daisy 1898 in FORT DODGE, WEBSTER COUNTY, IOWA
What makes it so hard (besides the fact that I have just started on computer &
genealogy this year) is Lee's parents brought him over from Germany sort of
as a stow-a-way to avoid him having to fight in Prussian War at a very
young age. I'm not sure if it was 12 yrs or not.
Another thing that makes it hard is the mother died in 1898 and father
about 2 yrs later and the children were sort of own their own. My Dad,
his way to Arkansas by train. Daisy was either raised by neighbors or
adopted out. Harry is the other one that we know little about. Last we
heard he was
working on Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA.
If anyone has any information on them I could sure use it, or if anyone
suggestions about how to solve this let me know. I notice someone said
something about a 1885 Iowa State census. I haven't been able to find one
on internet yet. anyway Thanks for any help . Doris Hagedorn Holmes
Roll Call. I am searching for any information concerning this family
which lived in Fort Dodge area in the time period 1893 to 1905 and
Barnabas Elmore ELDREDGE (1862 IL - ?? Living 1944 in Delaware Co., NY)
+ (1)Mary M. ROMAN (b.ca.1864 ??Shelby Co.,OH--d.15-Oct-1895, Ft.
+(2)Adelaid SNIFFIN (1871-1902), dau of Rufus SNIFFIN & Mary Frances
Her 1st husb. was Ransom JOHNSON whom she divorced.
Children of Barnabas Elmore ELDREDGE:
Ernest E. ELDREDGE (1886-1942 Bowling Green,KY) Occ: press man,
Harry Louis ELDREDGE (1888-1913 Watertown, SD)
Howard ELDREDGE (1891-Living 1900 Ft. Dodge,IA)
John W. ELDREDGE (1894-1896 Ft. Dodge, IA)
Millie M. ELDREDGE (1898-1903 Ft. Dodge, IA)
Myra M. ELDREDGE (1898-1996 Delaware Co., NY)
Rufus Alva ELDREDGE (1901-After 1920) Adopted by William PORTER.
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Ok, I am working on my BELLEW'S. I have found the ones that went to CA.
but now I need to find what happened to Julia BYRNES/BURNS nee Bellew
and Teresa McDUNN nee Bellew who married a man named Filo Mc Dunn.
Supposedly, they were married in Des Moines. I have no clue about
either of these ladies. :>
And then there is my Great-Grandmother Bellew whose maiden name is CULLY
and if there are any other BELLEW'S that were related to my Great
Grandfather John Patrick(what else) BELLEW. Now you have my great big
Thank you for asking and then receiving!! :> Any information will be
more than happily accepted. :>
This message is in response to the roll call for our surnames of interest.
I am researching Phelan's of Ft. Dodge, Webster Co., IA. The family came to
the Ft. Dodge area around 1872. They are:
James Phelan (1809-1893), spouse Anastasia (Carroll)(1817-1898)and their
Philip Phelan (1838-1910), spouse Mary (Griffen) (1844-1910)
James C. Phelan (1853-1920), spouse Mary Looby
Johanna Phelan (1848-1899), spouses James Condon, Joseph Collins
Anastasia Phelan (1859-1924), spouse Jacob Hulzer Paul
+5 other sibs who did not have children or did not live in the Webster Co. area.
I subscribe to the list hoping to find other researchers who might be
interested in the same family so that we might share information.
Hi all - I'm wondering if anyone has access to the records of burial in Oakland Cemetery at Fort Dodge? My gr-gr aunt, Ella (KALAHAR) KING (1865 - 1929) is buried there. I'm wondering if her son, Harry C. KING, is also buried there. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
We are seeking information on the murders of Clifford and Iva
(Osborne)(Brown) Anderson that took place near Dayton in February 1955.
They were shot by Iva's first husband Dillard Brown.
We have a copy of the story that appeared in Inside Detective magazine May
1955, but are wondering the accuracy.
Iva was the dau. of William and Grace (Bass) Osborne. Iva's brother, George
Marvin, is our uncle.
We would appreciate any information on obtaining newspaper accounts,
I am looking for any information on Thomas F. and Hattie (Granger) Jackson and family. They lived in Fort Dodge Iowa between 1880 and 1910. They had for children Earl b. 3/14/1884, Dick b. 3/9/1887, Raymond b. 21 Aug 1895 and Hazel b. 10/1897. This is all the information I have on the family.
If anyone can help with any information I would be greatful.
Dave Wyble Sr.
Carson City, NV
Since we have so many new members, I would like to
have a new roll call. A roll call is where you tell
specifically what families/names you are researching
in Webster County, Iowa. The purpose of the roll call
is to share information in hopes you may find someone
researching the same family and make things easier for
I gave an example in my previous post. Your post
doesn't have to be as chatty or long as mine was. It
does help to be specific, however. Notice that I gave
full names and mentioned specific years. "Looking for
Smith in Webster County" will not help your search.
Depending on what email program or web-based email you
may be using, you can save your original message in
outgoing mail or sent mail (or another similar name)
and simply resend it when the next roll call is
called, making changes if you wish.
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