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Sorry for the trouble, but some kook sabotaged my e-mail subscriptions to
the Rootsweb.com mailing lists. I can still receive postings to my
USER683614(a)AOL.COM box, or here. I also have about a dozen screen names with
two other Internet providers, so if those of you who I am helping will e-mail
me privately, I'll give them to you. I hope this problem will resolve itself.
Laguna Hills, CA
I'm looking for any information in regards to VORISEK, HOPE, ROTHMAN, &
from Sioux City Woodbury County. Edwin VORISEK married Beryl HOPE
(date unknown) does this state have a marriage index? Edwin was born
died March of 1982. I have no dates on Beryl yet, she is deceased. Their
children were: Jon Harrison VORISEK (deceased 11/3/1970) Edwin VORISEK
(still living in Sioux, but will give us no info.) Edwin VORISEK SR.
had sisters named Agnes Vorisek Bruner, and Frances Vorisek. Agnes had
a daughter named Mary. Edwin Vorisek Sr.'s Parents are Joseph and Mary
Jon Vorisek married Shirley ROTHMAN. Her mother is Bessie TABOLA,
married to Lloyd ROTHMAN. Bessie is still living but too elderly to
The Vorisek's home was an old stage coach stop of some sort on Military
Rd. owned by them from the 1920's til it was sold in the 1980's. Edwin
was a scab meat cutter.
The Rothmans had a pig and corn farm in Lawton off a rural rd. Lloyd
was a union meat cutter at SWIFT Packing house for many years. Lloyd's
DOB: 11/23/1906 - 3/1983. Their children are Shirley and Jackie Rothman.
Any information on any of these names would be greatly appreciated!
Hello to the Great State of Iowa,
I am searching for any information anyone can provide me with regard to
the surname TARRANT and FEDEREN.
Both families lived in various parts of the state, but spent quite a bit
of time in the Minneapolis area. I am searching for PHILIP FEDEREN (1883) and
his wife EDITH FEDEREN (1884) and their two children FABIOLA TARRANT (1897)
and CECILE TARRANT (1893). They were last known to be in the Twin Cities area
in 1944, but their descendants could be anywhere by now.
They were relatives of GEORGE A. SHANNON AND ISABELLA (McDonald) SHANNON
of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, and their son ROBERT D. SHANNON, who was last
known around 1942-44 to be living in Spencer, Iowa. Robert's wife was named
JESSE and his children were ANNABELLE and GEORGE, also of Chippewa Falls, WI.
Any information regarding these families or their descendants would be
Laguna Hills, CA USA
I am researching James William CALE, 1853-1931 married Mary Elizabeth
VEACH, 1859-?, had children:
Roy Sanford, Robert Jesse, Sarah Emily, Mamie, Lavinia, and William Ross
and Thomas E. CALE from 1885-1899. They lived in Yorktown, Page County
Iowa until 1895, then moved to Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa.
Son Robert Jesse CALE, 1886-1961, married Mabel Othelia
BERGE/BERG(1894-1989, daughter of Ole Hansen BERGE and Kari Torgersdatter
Ole Hansen BERGE (1858-1947), born in Gran, Oppland, Norway, married Kari
Torgersdatter GULLIKSRUD (1858-1918) in 1886 in Woodbury County. They had
children:Torval, Richard, Bernard, Anna, Mabel, Clara, Oscar, and Ella
Berg(e) from 1887-1889 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.
Hello, I'm searching for any information on this couple. My Cousin Flora Wilson was born in the 1870's in Butler Co. Iowa to Simeon and Sarah Wilson. She moved with her mother to Lawton, Woodbury Co. Iowa in the 1880's. Flora married John C. Michols on May,11,1892 there. John's parents were Slocum and Margaret (Cleghorn) Nichols. If you know what happened to this couple please contact me. Thanks
Hello, I'm hoping someone may have some information on these two people. Sarah Jane Shorter was born in the 1830's in Ill. She first married Simeon Wilson then later married Josiah Savage. Sarah and Josiah were living in an apeartment in Sioux City, Woodbury Co. Iowa in the early 1900's. After Josiah died Sarah took in this boy Albert Forkner born @1903. The last record I can find on Sarah is the 1925 state census. I have contacted all the cemeteries and wrote away for death certificates, and still can't find her. If anyone knows where Sarah and Albert ended up, please contact me. Thanks.
Dear Woodbury Co. Listers,
I am new to the list and would appreciate your help in finding
information about the following family:
Robert Clinton VARNER b 1852 in Indiana, m. Eleanor Mary "Nellie" WHITE
20 Nov 1872 in Clinton Co., IA. Robert died c. 1876 or 1877. Robert
and Eleanor had one daughter, Vinia "Vinnie" VARNER, b. 12 Oct 1874 in
DeWitt, Clinton Co. IA.
"Vinnie" wrote a letter in 1883 addressed to her mother who was in
Correctionville, IA (Woodbury Co.), in which she mentioned having an
aunt Clara, and an aunt Annie. She also mentioned a Harry, Edith and
If any of this strikes a bell with someone I'd appreciate hearing from
Warm regards from Virginia,
Researching BREITIGAM, BRADLEY, BROWN, CUSTARD, HARDING,
HERSHEY, HOUCK, LASHER, LIZER, MILLER, MONTANYE, OVERGARD,
POLK, SHOOK, SICKLER, SINGER, STONEMAN, SHEPPARD, VARNER, WHITE et al.
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