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    Volume 43, Issue 1Summer, 2009

    Teachers of Silver Grove School

    Pella, Iowa

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    EditorBarbara L. Hug

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    From the Editorial Committee:

    We have an interesting feature story in this issuetrace descendents of rural school teachers of the authors grandfatherinteresting lives of these rural teachers.

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    We have an interesting feature story in this issue. Its about using an autograph book as a primary source toof rural school teachers of the authors grandfather. We hope you enjoy reading about the

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    The Autograph Book

    As An Original Source Historical Document

    By Carl Nollen

    Original source documents with genealogical information can come in many forms, including vital records,diaries, journals, and more where the recording of information was made at the time of the event. A child'sautograph book became a valuable original source in compiling the history of Silver Grove School near Pella,Marion County, Iowa. This was a K-8 one-room country school that I attended, as did my father and grandfatherand their brothers and sisters; saving country school history is important to me.

    My grandfather, Walter Nollen, was a child in the 1870's and 1880's. Very few school records survive from thistime, but his autograph book is still with us. It was an inspiration! With only names from this little book of the1880's, I was able, after months of searching, to find living relatives. How rewarding to finally find photographsto put faces to the names!

    Silver Grove School was a brick building a few hundred feet south of Walter's home, west of Pella. When Walterwas nine, Walters teacher, Kate Keables, presented a hard cover, 4x6 autograph book to him on July 1, 1881.Over the next few years Walter collected autographs and sayings from 38 people - schoolmates, teachers, andfriends in the Silver Grove neighborhood.

    Walter Nollen autograph book given by his teacher Kate Keables

    A goal of mine has been to track down every teacher of Silver Grove and find relatives or descendants alive todaywho might have photographs of the teachers or school day memories of this school. My grandfathers autographbook became the only source for some of these teachers.

    Kept with about 400 other now valuable papers and documents, many from the 19th century, this little book hassurvived because it was kept in a tin box in a farm house attic, rather inaccessible, safe from mice, safe fromhouse cleanings, out of sight, out of mind. The contents of this box also survived 100+ degrees in a summer atticand below zero in winter.

    What is impressive about Walter is the number of adults he asked to sign his book; maybe that was the custom inthose days. This initiative is what has made this book a valuable document. At least six of his teachers signed hisbook. Five of them I would not have known about if it were not for this book.

    With a name on a page as my only clue, I sought to find living descendants. Instead of tracing ancestors, I did thereverse. After a lot of sleuthing, I was successful in finding photographs and information for all six of theseteachers.

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    The marriage and cemetery records and census indexes of Marion County published by the Marion CountyGenealogical Society were a great help in starting a quest like this. This led to obituaries to find relatives andwhere they lived. The Internet saved much time - I use dogpile.com to find people and information today. A maleteacher's eleven teaching certificates have survived - dated 1868 to 1886. I also found that one female teacherhomesteaded in Colorado a few years after leaving Silver Grove. Such interesting lives these teachers lived -known only because of an autograph book!

    Franklin M. WrightOne of the six, Franklin M. Wright, wound up at the Polk County Poor Farm. I unexpectedly found those ledgersand journals in the basement of the Polk County Administration building, which helped to establish when thisman lived there.

    Franklin Milton Wright was born near Wright's Corners, Dearborn County, Indiana (near Cincinnati Ohio), onMarch 27, 1853. The 1860 census shows this family living there, where his father, Milton, was a farmer. 1 In1870 the family was located in Lee County, Iowa, near Denmark, Washington Township, where Franklin was afarm laborer.2 In the mid 1880's Franklin was found in Pella, where on April 24, 1885, he wrote a verse inWalter's autograph book.3 An 1885/1886 County Superintendent's book for Marion County has survived whichgives valuable information on every teacher in the county, such as examination date, date teaching certificateissued, schools taught, salary, and comments on the teacher's ability. 4 Mr. Wright received a favorable report.

    Here is an interesting story about Frank found in the Pella newspaper, May, 1887:5

    A lively fight took place at the depot last Tuesday evening on the arrival of the eastbound passenger train. Mr.Frank Wright, who had ridden down in Wheeler & Welles bus, thinking he would drum up a little trade for thegentlemen, stepped up to one of the coaches as soon as the train had stopped and tackled an alighting passengerfor a ride up town in W. & W.s free bus. Mr. John Thomassen of the rival bus line then entered on the sceneand tried to persuade the traveling man to ride with him, at the same time telling Mr. Wright to step aside and notinterfere with his business. This exasperated Frank and he waded into John in true pugilistic style, but before thefight could become anyways interesting, Johns brother, Garret, rushed upon the two with lantern in hand, therebythrowing a little more light on the subject, and struck Frank such a terrible blow in the face that the lantern wasentirely demolished and Franks face was badly cut and bruised. Finally the combatants were separated by theirfriends and Mr. Wright was taken to his boarding place and his face and hands were embalmed in fat pork andcourt plasters. The next morning he filed complaint in Justice Kuypers court against Messrs. John and GarretThomassen for assault and battery and those gentlemen were arrested, brought before the august justice and fined$1 and $3, respectively, which including costs amounted to about $12.

    In 1889 Frank married Flora Edith Amsberry, also a teacher. The marriage record noted he was an insuranceagent. 6 The 1900 census placed the Wright family in Bussey, in southeast Marion County, where Mr. Wright wasagain a schoolteacher and with four children. 7

    On May 16, 1904, Frank & Edith divorced.8 She accused him of being a habitual drunkard, and he charged herwith infidelity. However, he got custody of three of their children, Vanita, Glenn, and Ferol and she got Clifford.

    11860 U.S. census, Dearborn Co., Indiana population schedule, Manchester Twp., p. 336, dwelling 294, family 284, Milton Wright;citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M653, roll 653.

    21870 U.S. census, Lee Co., Iowa population schedule, Washington Twp., p. 451, image 525, dwelling 137, family 137, Franklin Wright;citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M593, roll 404.

    3Wright, Franklin M., Autograph Book, date and verse, owned by Carl Nollen, Runnells, Iowa.

    4Marion County, Iowa County Superintendent Book, 1885-1886, University of Northern Iowa Museum, Cedar Falls, Iowa.

    5Pella Blade, Pella, Iowa, May 3, 1887, p 5, col 3-4.

    6Marriage license and marriage for F M Wright and Edith Amsberry, Marion County Marriage Book 2:253, (1889), Marion CountyRecorders office, Knoxville, Iowa.

    71900 U.S. census, Marion Co., Iowa population schedule, Liberty Twp., p. 3A, dwelling 63, family 64, F. M. Wright; citing NationalArchives and Records Administration microfilm T623, roll 447.

    8Divorce of Frank Wright and Edith Amsberry Write, 1904 Divorce Record, Box 842 case 5122, Marion County Clerk of Court,Knoxville, Iowa.

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    In spite of this arrangement, he claimed Ferol was not his child. It was noted that she had straight hair and the restof the family had curly hair. During these trying times, several aunts and uncles and grandparents on theAmsberry side offered to take Ferol. Frank refused them. He took her to Des Moines telling her they were goingto visit her aunt. Instead he abandoned her at the Des Moines Children's Home.9 Born in March, 1897, Ferol wassomewhere between seven and eight years old when she was taken to this orphanage. By 1910 she was adoptedby the R. L. & Mamie E. Pitman family at Farley, Iowa, near Dubuque. The 1910 census shows her as adopteddaughter, and the only child in the household. 10 The outcast Ferol did not abandon her family roots. She cameback and attended family reunions of the Amsberry clan, married, and spent most of her life in Des Moines.11

    Frank Wright later wound up at the Polk County Poor Farm north of Des Moines.12 The 1930 census shows himthere.13 Old ledgers record him as being admitted April 21, 1926, leaving September 15, 1931, and coming backJanuary 14, 1933. He was found dead of a heart attack, March 18, 1943, at a rooming house on Grove Street onthe near north side of Des Moines street, which was obliterated by Interstate 235 in the 1960's. 14

    No obituary was written for Frank, but he had a funeral at St. John's Lutheran Church. He was remembered as abright scholar and a kind, sweet man. Frank was nine days short of his 90thbirthday when he died March 18, 1943.15

    Ferol (Wright) Parker's obituary16 led me to her daughter in Pella, whoshared an 1893 photo of Frank, his wife, and their oldest daughter, Vanita,who later became a writer.17

    The sharing of a family photograph closed a circle which began with a four-line verse, a date, and a name, F. M. Wright, in a school boy's autographbook.

    Emily VinyardEmily Vinyard lived an adventuresome, pioneering life. She was born in 1852, probablyLinn County, Iowa, where her parents were pioneers in 1834. In 1856, the family was inLake Prairie Township, Marion County, Iowa, where father, William was a farmer. 18 In1870, the family lived in Elk Creek Township, Jasper County, where Emily, age 21, is"home." 19 In June 1878, Emily graduated from Central College in Pella.20 Back issues ofthe Central Ray are a valuable source for information on Emily, as her name is found manytimes in succeeding issues. She was a loyal alumna. The October, 1881, issue says she willteach at Silver Grove the coming winter. 21

    9Samuelson, Dorothy. "Franklin Wright Family." Interview by Carl Nollen. 2004.

    101910 U.S. census, Dubuque Co., Iowa population schedule, Dodge Twp., p. 6A, dwelling 6, family 6, Ferol Wright Pitman; citingNational Archives and Records Administration microfilm T624, roll 401.

    11Obituary of Ferol (Wright) Parker, Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa, October 3, 1985, p. 7. Also memories of DorothySamuelson as told to her by her mother, Pella, Iowa, 2004.

    12Polk County Poor Farm ledgers, archived at the Polk County Administration Building, Des Moines, Iowa.

    131930 U.S. census, Polk Co., Iowa population schedule, Saylor Twp., p. 16B, dwelling 2, family 2, Franklin Wright; citing NationalArchives and Records Administration microfilm roll 678.

    14Death Certificate of F M Wright, Polk County Death Book 1:61, Polk County Recorder Office, Des Moines, Iowa.

    15Samuelson, Dorothy, Memory of Franks funeral by Rev. Frederic Weertz. Letter to Carl Nollen, 2004.

    16Obituary of Ferol (Wright) Parker. Des Moines Register, October 3, 1985, p. 7.

    17Stuhlsatz, Vetah (Wright), Wright Family History, 3 pages undated, her 1980 book, The Cone of Time.

    181856 Iowa State census, Marion Co., Iowa, Lake Prairie Twp., p. 494. Microfilm of Iowa State census, 1856.

    191870 U.S. census, Jasper Co., Iowa, population schedule, Elk Creek Twp., p. 250B, dwelling 172, family 178, Emily Vineyard, citingNational Archives and Records Administration microfilm M593, roll 398, p. 350.

    20Central Ray, Central College, Pella, Iowa, v. 2 n. 9, June, 1878, pgs 4-5.

    21Ibid, v. 6 n. 1, October, 1881, p. 12.

    F. M. Wright, Vanita, Edith

    Emily Vinyard

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    On January 4, 1882, she signed Walter's autograph book with a four-line verse. 22 The March, 1882, CentralPelican noted that Emily has gone to Audubon (Iowa) to teach. 23 The September, 1882, issue listed that she hasestablished an academy at Audubon. 24 On December 3, 1887, she wrote a letter to Central alumni from her homeat Bostwick, Nebraska, mentioning her teaching at Lincoln, Beatrice, and Wymore.25 On October 6, 1889, Emily,of Burlington, Colorado, married William I. Bonsall, of Hoyt, Kansas.26 He was 57, and she was 37. A year later,she bought 160 acres in Kit Carson County as a homestead deeded in her maiden name. 27 Sometime in the 1890'sthe Bonsall family moved to his home area at Hoyt, Kansas. On August 8, 1899, William died of cancer at Hoyt,age 67.28 The 1910 census finds Emily living at Hoyt with Stephen Tripp.29 The 1918 Central Pelican list ofalumni shows Emily Bonsall-Tripp living at Hoyt.30

    Emily passed away on her 95th birthday in Glenview, Illinois, where herdaughter lived.31 The August, 1947, Central Ray published the obituary of thisloyal graduate, noting that she was the last living member of the class of 1878.32

    The little story of Emily's life was written on a bright note, noting that shefound enjoyment in recalling events of her early days. Her years at college inPella, the memorable year she homesteaded in Colorado, the staunch loyalty herfamily felt for Lincoln. She remembered well the day her oldest brother waskilled in the Civil War. She was buried at Hoyt Cemetery west of Hoyt,Kansas.33

    Emily's obituary named her three children which led me to two grandchildren,one in Washington and one in Maryland. They gave me four beautifulphotographs of Emily in her younger years, an 1899 family photo, and a greatphoto of Emily on her 93rd birthday with her daughter in Glenview.34 The twograndchildren told me also that I knew more about their grandmother than theydid. Surely, Emily's daughter kept some information about her mother. Theylived together and Emily enjoyed remembering her history. But the too common name of this daughter, Mary L.Campbell, and the big city area of Chicago has handicapped me. Therefore, the best source for Emily's life haseluded me.

    Loving Mason EstesReading through my grandfather's autograph book, I was intrigued by a signature. I thought his name was S. M.Estes; he signed the book on January 12, 1882.35 What was his first name? The only Estes people in MarionCounty didn't seem to fit, and they lived in Franklin Township far from Lake Prairie Township.

    Then one day I took up the case again. I found an 1894 Estes genealogy book in the State Historical Library inDes Moines with two pages on Jesse and Louisa Estes and their twelve children of Caloma, Franklin Township,

    22Autograph Book, date and verse, 4 Jan 1882, owned by Carl Nollen, Runnells, Iowa.

    23Central Ray, Central College, Pella, Iowa, v. 6 n. 6, March, 1882, p. 12.

    24Ibid, v. 7 n. 1, September, 1882, p. 10.

    25Ibid, v. 12 n. 4, January, 1888, p. 60.

    26Marriage of William I. Bonsall and Emily Vinyard, Kit Carson County Marriage Record 1889, Kit Carson County Clerk, Burlington,Colorado.

    27Emily Vinyard Land Patent issued 31 Dec 1890, Kit Carson County, Colorado; Bureau of Land Management, General Land OfficeRecords, www.glorecords.blm.gov/, accessed 12 February 2007.

    28Selected Death Notices from Jackson County, Kansas, Holton (Kansas) Weekly Signal, August 9, 1899, abstracted in v. 4, 1897-1899,from Jackson County Historical Society, Holton, Kansas.

    291910 U.S. census, Jackson Co., Kansas population schedule, Douglas Twp., p. 31, dwelling 236, family 237, Emily Tripp, citing NationalArchives and Records Administration microfilm T624, roll 442.

    30The 1918 Pelican (Central College yearbook) list of alumni by year of graduation.

    31Glenview View (newspaper), Glenview, Illinois, July 17, 1947, p 5 col 1-2-3.

    32Central Ray, Central College, Pella Iowa, v. 46 n. 4, August, 1947, p. 10.

    33Gardiner, Allen, Monumental Inscriptions From Jackson County (Kansas) Cemeteries, Topeka, Kansas, 1981, p. 96.

    34Bonsall, William and Mary Zmitrovich, Emilys grandchildren; Letters written to Carl Nollen, 2003-2004.

    35Estes, L.M., Autograph Book, January 12, 1882, owned by Carl Nollen, Runnells, Iowa.

    Bonsal Family: William,Carroll, Glen, Emily, Mary

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    himself for teaching in which occupation he has been employed since. 48

    In 1882,49 L. M. moved to Audubon County, Iowa, and on January 16, 1883, married Carrie Newell.50 Fivechildren were born to them and around 1910 the family moved to Moore, Montana, to be with his son, who hadhomesteaded there. They built a three-story, six-bedroom house on the edge of this small town in FergusCounty.51

    On September 20, 1911, Carrie died, not quite 51 years of age. 52 L. M. married twice in his late '60's or 70's, thelast time to a teenage mail-order bride named Stella.53

    L. M.'s great-grandson relates, "He was a kind man, prone to drink a bit. When I was in the Boy Scouts, we usedto meet in the Moore City Jail/Library and look at the old jail bookings for laughs. About every 5th page, L. M.Estes was hauled in for disorderly conduct, etc." 54

    L. M.'s great-granddaughter recalls his teenage bride, "I met Stella when I was in my late teens. Great-grandpawas long dead of course, and Stella was in a nursing home, in between spells at the State Hospital where she wassent periodically to dry out. She was 16 when she married L. M. and he was in his late 60's or early 70's. She wasa sweet-looking old lady - right up to the point where she opened her mouth. She had a vocabulary that would puta sailor to shame." 55

    L. M. Estes died at Moore on October 11, 1931.56 His short obituary noted that he was a man of sterling characterand held in high esteem by all who knew him.

    Once again, I've been lucky enough, with persistence, to find descendants of people long gone and getphotographs of them. Reverse genealogy, going from a point in the past to the present. But the elusive S. M. Esteswas L. M. Estes, and now I have a picture and interesting story to put with the name.

    George W. KimmellTeaching certificates of long ago are notoriously hard to find. I have seen them in antique stores for sale asinteresting historical documents.

    George W. Kimmell was a country school teacher in the Pella area from 1868 to the mid1880's. Eleven of his teacher's certificates have survived, mercifully saved by his grandson'swife.57 George taught in at least five country schools near Pella. In those days teachers werehired by the term and it was common for a country school to have three different teachers inone school year, one for each term.

    George was the third of twelve children born to Cyrus and Rebecca Kimmell.58 He was bornin Ohio, June, 1848. The family moved to Iowa in 1854, where the family is found in theIowa 1856 census living in Lake Prairie Township, Marion County.59 Cyrus was a farmerwith 160 acres of land. In the fall of 1859, three children ages 16, 11, and 3 months died; a

    fourth child had died in the fall of 1855.60 In February, 1865, the father, age 38, died in a

    48No record found in Simpson College catalogs (which list students) 1865-1881.

    49Family history, on January, 1882, L. M. signed Walters autograph book; 12 months later he married in Audubon County.

    50Audubon County marriage record, 1883.

    51Svetich, Barb, great-granddaughter of L. M. Estes (house still occupied by Estes family), 2006.

    52Gravestone, Maple Grove cemetery, Audubon County, Leroy Twp.

    53Svetich, Barb, op cit.

    54Estes, Tom, great-grandson of L. M. Estes, Email, 2006.

    55Svetich, Barb, op cit.

    56Lewistown Democrat News, Lewiston, Montana, October 14, 1931.

    57Beers, Leila, owner of 11 of Georges teacher certificates: 1868, 1870, 1873, 1876, 1878, 1880, 1881 from Iowa; plus two from SouthDakota, 1885, 1886.

    58Vos, Emeline, Kimmell Family, History of Pella, Iowa 1847-1987, (Pella Historical Society, Dallas, TX, 1988) Vol. 1 p. 385.

    591856 Iowa State census, Lake Prairie Twp., Marion Co., p. 468.

    60Gravestones of Kimmell children, Black Oak Cemetery, Mahaska County, Black Oak Twp..

    George W. Kimmell

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    typhoid epidemic.61 Rebecca's outstanding job of raising her remaining family was remembered by herdescendants.62 Two sons became doctors. The four children and their parents are buried in Black Oak cemeteryeast of Pella, where the names and dates of all six are engraved on a tall obelisk.63

    The 1880 census shows George, a teacher, living with a farm family, which means he was teaching at a countryschool. 64 On March 3, 1883, he signed Walters autograph book. 65

    The following is a news item found in the Pella newspaper, December, 1888, after George tried teaching in thestate of South Dakota:

    Mr. and Mrs. George Kimmell and daughter returned to Pella from Hand County, South Dakota, last Wednesdayevening, after six years of absence. They liked it pretty well in Dakota, but as soon as they had a good chance tosell out, they improved the opportunity, and having disposed of all their belongings they came back to Iowa assoon as they could. They both look well and do not seem one day older than when they left here. Mr. and Mrs.Kimmell will go to Peoria, in Mahaska County soon, where Mr. Kimmell will take charge of a store. 66

    Another item, dated March, 1892, noted: George Kimmell will not work for the Keokuk Medicine Company, butwill run a huckster wagon for J. D. Gaass. 67

    George died on November 1, 1920, having spent most of his life in Pella. His obituary noted that he "became tiredof teaching and engaged in the mercantile business." 68 He was also the city assessor.

    Kate KeablesKate Keables is the person who started this autograph business with my grandfather. She belonged to two famous

    families in Pella's early history. Her father, Dr. B. F. (Frank) Keables was a physicianwho came to Pella in 1852.69 Her mother, Sara Scholte, was the eldest daughter ofDominie [preacher/leader] H. P. Scholte, Pella's founder in 1847.70 Kate was born in1858 and was associated with Central College for many years, first as a student andthen as a teacher. 71 The Central Catalog of 1867/1868 listed her as a student there intheir grammar school. 72 Her education from grammar school through college was atCentral University (now known as Central College).73 Her main interest was inmusic, and she graduated with an A.B. degree in the Classical Department fromCentral in 1878.74 Her classmate was Emily Vinyard, also a Silver Grove teacher.

    It should be noted here, that in those days, a country school teacher could be a younggirl with no more than a grade school education. Silver Grove School was blessedwith two young women as school teachers in the early 1880s, both with collegedegrees in the Classical Department. The May 1881 issue of the Central Ray says

    61Vos, Emeline op cit.


    63Gravestones, Black Oak Cemetery, Mahaska County, Black Oak Twp.

    641880 U.S. census, Marion Co., Iowa population schedule, Lake Prairie Twp., p. 530, dwelling 185, family 186, George Kimmel; citingNational Archives and Records Administration microfilm T9, roll 354.

    65Kimmell, George, Autograph Book, verse dated 3 Mar 1883, owned by Carl Nollen, Runnells, Iowa.

    66Pella Blade, Pella, Iowa, December 4. 1888, p 1 col 4.

    67Pella Blade, Pella, Iowa, March 8, 1892, p 5 col 1.

    68Pella Booster Press, Pella, Iowa, November 3, 1920, p 1 col 5.

    69Souvenir History of Pella, Booster Press, 1922, p. 178.

    70Ibid, p. 1.

    71Gravestone, Oakwood Cemetery, Pella, Iowa.

    72Central University Catalog of Students, Central University, Pella, Iowa, 1867/1868.

    73Miller, Susan letter, 2004, Pella, Iowa. It should also be noted that Central University became known as Central College 1911/1912,though there was no official change. Central University also was used by some after that. CUI is still used.

    74The 1918 Pelican, and the Central catalog 1878, Central College, Pella, Iowa.

    Kate Keables

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    Kate was "teaching at Silver Grove district west of town. 75 Her career as a teacher only commenced last fall buther success was so marked, that she was employed to teach the remainder of the year.

    In October, 1881, Kate began a twenty-two-year career at Central as an instructor in instrumental music. 76 Shewas also professor of German and secretary to the faculty in 1886.77 In June 1903, at the Jubilee Commencement(50 years), she gave a speech78 on the history of Central which was reprinted the next year in a college bulletin.79

    On June 25, 1903, she married Robert Beard and ended her career at Central.80

    Some of you might remember a novelty song popularized in the late 1940s called Im My Own Grandpa orIm My Own Grandma, depending on who was singing it. Well, the song could have been written about Kate.Mareah Scholte was the Dominie's second wife and widow. Kate was the granddaughter of the Dominie and hisfirst wife, Sara Maria Brandt. When Mareah married the Dominie she became stepmother to Kate's mother (SaraMaria Scholte Keables) and step-grandmother to Kate. Then when Mareah married Robert Beard, he became step-grandfather to the Keables children, including Kate. When Kate later married Robert she became grandmother toherself.

    Kate died suddenly of a heart attack in her home in 1937 while talking to her sister, who was visiting fromCalifornia. This was just 20 minutes after a dentist had extracted a tooth from her.81

    I never thought that using the signatures from my grandfather's autograph book would lead me on such a fun andexciting adventure! What started as saving the history of a local country school grew into research that helpedconnect people I would never have met with their ancestors' past, filling in gaps they never knew about. Thesekinds of stories and connections are what make genealogy research fascinating and rewarding.

    75Central Ray, v. 5 n. 1, Central College, Pella, Iowa, May, 1881, p. 11. It should be noted here that this comment in the Ray showshow unusual it was for a teacher to be employed at one school for all three termsa different teacher each term was much morecommon.

    76Central Catalog, Central College, Pella, Iowa, 1882.

    77Central Ray, Central College, Pella, Iowa, v. 11 n. 2, October, 1886, p. back cover.

    78Ibid, v. 28 n. 9, June, 1903, pp. 229-230.

    79Central Alumni Record, Central College, Pella, Iowa, v. 2 n. 6, July 20, 1904, pp. 3-18.

    80Central Ray, Central College, Pella, Iowa, v. 28 n. 9, June, 1903, p. 242.

    81Obituary of Kate Beard, Pella Chronicle, Pella, Iowa, May 13, 1937, p 8 col 1.

    To my little friend, Walter

    Live well, and you will have lived longEven if your days should be few on earth.

    Your friend and teacherEmily S. Vinyard

    Pella, Jan. 4th, 1882


    Let right be your mottoLet truth by your guideBe faithful to your friends,And honest with yourself.

    Siver GroveApril 24th F. M. Wright1885

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    2008 Iowa Pioneer, Century & Statehood CertificatesCompiled by Dolly Flinn

    The IOWA PIONEER CERTIFICATE is a project of the Iowa Genealogical Society. Anyone whose ancestorwas in Iowa in 1856 or before may apply. Sources of proof can be census, county history, Bible record, landrecord, etc. The completed application and copies of proof are filed at the library for the patrons use. Followingare all of the Iowa Pioneer Certificates issued for 2008 that have not been published in previous issues.

    PIONEER CERTIFICATESDirect ancestor was in Iowa in 1856 or before

    BARNUM, David E.: b 08 Aug 1834 in Greene Co., NY; d 14 June 1890: buried at Biglers Grove, Harrison Co.,IA; m Lovina Susanna Palmer; Settled by 1856 in Harrison Co.; Ch: Nancy Caroline, Albert, Mary(Swackhammer), Alpha, Alma, Quincy, George, Otto, David, Willard, Charles.

    CARROLL, David: b 1823 in KY; d 21 Dec 1885: buried at Eureka Springs, AR; m Amanda A. Hise; Settled by1849 in Jefferson Co.; Ch: Hannah Jane (Faught), Martha J. (Vaughn), Granville, Rebecca, John Thomas, WalterDavid, Grant, Laura Belle.

    COMBS, John H.: b 11 Aug 1829 in OH; d 29 Mar 1863; buried at Lorinth, MS; m Ellen Griffith Jameson;Settled by 1853 in Dallas Co.; Ch: Samuel Curtis, Margaret Rosetta, Sarah Ellen, Elizabeth A., Melvin Clinton.

    DEVORE/Gonser, Catherine: b 20 Mar 1814 at New Rumley, Harrison Co., OH; d 26 Jun 1897; buried inWesley Chapel Cemetery, Mills Co., IA; m John B. Gonser; Settled by 1848 in Webster Co.; Ch: Eva (Crouse),Lucinda Anne (1st Plumb, 2nd Griffith), Samuel, Jemima (Plumb).

    GONSER/Plumb, Jemima: b 13 Mar 1848 in DeKalb Co., IN; d 16 Jan 1889; buried in Wesley ChapelCemetery, Mills Co., IA; m George Plumb; Settled by 1848 in Webster Co.; Ch: Julia Ann (Fickel), MarionArthur, Carson Francis, Millie Iva (Parker), Forest Valentine.

    GONSER, John B.: b 01 Jan 1815 in Tuscarawas Co., OH; d 08 Oct 1882; buried in Wesley Chapel Cemetery,Mills Co., IA; m Catherine DeVore; Settled by 1848 in Webster Co.; Ch: Eva (Crouse), Lucinda Anne (1st Plumb,2nd Griffith), Samuel, Jemima (Plumb).

    GONSER/Plumb, Lucinda Anne: b 14 Apr 1841 in Tuscarawas Co., OH; d 24 Aug 1924; buried in WesleyChapel Cemetery, Mills Co., IA; m Valentine Plumb; Settled by 1848 in Webster Co.; Ch: Georgianna, HettieAnn (Allensworth), Fannie Jane (Kelly), Valentine W., Emma Catherine (Smith), Ezra Perry, Edward Zachariah,William Allen, Hugh Richard, Francis Joel.

    GONSER, Samuel: b 07 Nov 1845 in OH; no death date given; buried in White Oak Cemetery, Pickering,Nodaway Co., MO; m 1st Harriet Thomas, 2nd Mary Ann Hulick, 3rd Mary Adeline Alexander Whitman; Settledby 1848 in Webster Co.; Ch: Collin, Ellen (Ferguson), Marion, Florence, Hattie Mary Clara (Koehler), ShermanJasper, Henry, Clarence, Charles, Nelle Belle (Killam).

    HEALD, Abner: b 24 May 1841 in Middleton, Columbiana Co., OH; d 17 Jan 1929; buried at Packwood, IA; mMartha Francis Estes; Settled by 1854 in Jefferson Co.; Ch: Ira C., Elizabeth Lizzie (Heaton), William H., JohnCalvin, Elijah A., Charles Edward, Myrtle (Hadley).

    HURLBUT, Marvin: b 15 Jan 1826 in Onondaga Co., NY; d 12 Dec 1902; buried in Andrews Cemetery,Lafayette Twp., Waverly, IA; m Mary Evaline Phinney; Settled by 1856 in Bremer Co.; Ch: Mary E. (White),Frank, Ira, William, Eugene, Ellen (Saunders), Eliza (Hill), Fred B., Judson, Dora Lou (Eck), Carrie (Schwartz),Nettie.

    INGERSOLL/Thompson, Martha Marie: b 21 Mar 1852 in Jo Daviess Co., IL; d 14 May 1936; buried in AdamsCo., IA; m John Lowe Thompson; Settled by 1856 in Adams Co.; Ch: George Taylor, Vinnie Gay (Davis), Annis

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    Bell (Sterns), James Clifton, Charles Francis, Hattie Sylvia Dakota (1st Fisher, 2nd Hickman), Robert Lloyd, EthelElverseen (Gossard).

    JONES, Thomas F.: b 05 Oct 1802 in Fayette Co., PA; d 25 May 1883; buried at Ontario, New Philadelphia,Story Co., IA; m Jane Culbertson; Settled by 1856 in Story Co.; Ch: Robert C., George W., Mary M. (Thompson),Saphronia, Richard, Milen, Hester A. (1st Bevington, 2nd Sawyer), Sarah S. (1st Brown, 2nd Hammond, Paul F.,Albert G., Zachary Taylor.

    KROUL, John: b 12 Feb 1824 in Bohemia; d 19 Jan 1907; buried in Ridgewood Cemetery, North Liberty,Johnson Co., IA; m Josephine Starnol; Settled by 1856 in Johnson Co.; Ch: Frances Kroul (Zahradnel).

    MORRISON, James F.: b 04 Mar 1852 in Westport, Canada; d 09 Mar 1939; buried at Melrose, IA; m MaggieMurphy; Settled by 1853 in Wapello Co.; Ch: James P., Maggie E. (Bates), Molly (Ramsey), Kit B. (McDonald),Nonie A. (Burns), Martin, Neil V., Sue C. (Burton), John J., Lucile D. (Bergquist), William T.

    POUND, Thomas R.: b 26 Feb 1831 in Orange Co., NY; d 10 Nov 1899; buried at Finchford, Black Hawk Co.,IA; m Amy Emeline Bennett; Settled by 1852 in Black Hawk Co.; Ch: George W., Sarah M. (1st Brock, 2nd

    Schuyler), Mary (Fairburn), Marcinar Fred, William Charles, Lillian F. Alice M. (Frost), Ida I., Douglas F.

    ROTH, Peter: b 08 Aug 1821 in Baden, Germany; d 21 Feb 1908; buried at Templeton, Carroll Co., IA; m MarySydilla Stiermann; Settled by 1848 in Clayton Co.; Ch: Peter, John or George, Bernidine (Kipper), Philomono(Mott), Elizabeth Mary (Mossman), Catherine, Frank X., Anna, Josephine (Neu), Joseph.

    SMALLEY, Harrison H. : b 18 Jul 1807 in Springfield, Windsor, VT; d 02 Oct 1889 in Osage, Mitchell Co. IA;m Eliza Alverson; Settled by 1855 in Cedar Twp., Mitchell Co.; Ch: George Harrison, Charles Edward, CarolineA., Amasa, William W., Theodore D., John, Lyman Orlando, Ella Almira.

    SMITH, Oliver: b 12 Nov 1825 in Trumbull Co., OH; d 02 Jul 1858; buried in Highland Cemetery, Eddyville,IA; m Elizabeth Kavanaugh; Settled by 1842 in Mahaska Co.; Ch: Alice A. (Surbaugh), Oliver E., Mary Jerusha(Burns), Amanda E. (Burns), John J.

    STRITTMATTER, Nicolas; b 04 Dec 1819 in Baden, Germany; d 16 Jun 1884; buried in St. Joseph Cemetery,Iowa City, IA; m Constantina Kasper/Kospar; Settled by 1856 in Johnson Co.; Ch: Balthasar John, EustasiusJoseph, Leonhard, Madelaine Lena (Beener), Sophia (Beener), Francis Joseph, Henry.

    STUDWELL, Selah: b 03 Mar 1810 in Chester, NY; d 02 Mar 1891; buried in Lockridge Cemetery, Fairfield,IA; m Eliza Carter; Settled by 1856 in Jefferson Co.; Ch: Charles, Loretta (Anderson), Anson, Lyman, NancyMary (Neiswanger), Edgar, Myron, Emma (Dowd).

    TRACY, Nelson W.: b 1818 in PA; death date unknown; burial place unknown; m Cathryn Arnsbarger; Settledby 1855 in Jones Co.; Ch: Daniel Henry, William, Timothy.

    TRIPLETT, Martha Patsey: b between 1799 and 1800 on VA or KY; death date unknown; burial placeunknown; m James Triplett; Settled by 1854 in Wapello Co.; Ch: James, Henry Harrison, London, Lewis, Isaac.

    CENTURY CERTIFICATESDirect ancestor has lived in Iowa 100 years or more

    BROWN, Charles Wesley: b 22 Jul 1857 in Cherry Valley, Winnebago, IL; d 06 May 1944; buried in BrooksCemetery, Benton, Keokuk Co., IA; m Carrie Jane Hartman; Settled by 1890 in Keokuk Co.; Ch: Lester Lorenzo,Carl Sylvester, Ralph Wesley, Elmer Van.

    DUITSMAN, Frederick: b 06 Jul 1865 in Ihlowerfehn Ostfriesland, Germany; d 02 Mar 1944; buried in CedarCemetery, Fonda, IA; m Nannie Magdalene Burk; Settled by 1893 in Calhoun Co.; Ch: Igge, Cynthia, Hillis,Johanna (Burmeister), Frederick, Pansy (Bangert), Dollie (Els), Jennie (Nowack), Mollie Jean (Grider), VioletAnn (Siefken), John Clinton.

    FICKEL, Elhannan Clark: b 15 Oct 1857 at Roseville, Muskingum Co., OH; d 22 Jun 1934; buried in CowlesCemetery, Cowles, Webster Co., NE; m Julia Ann Plumb; Settled by 1873 in Mills Co.; Ch: George William,

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    Glen Leslie, Millie Mae (Kullbom), Bert Ross, Bessie Inez (Thompson), John Carleton, Ida Myrl, Julia Ruth,Hope Marie (Harrington).

    FICKEL/Kullbom, Millie Mae: b 09 Aug 1886 in Oakland, Pottawattamie Co., IA; d 05 Jul 1955; buried inCarson Cemetery, Carson, Pottawattamie Co., IA; m Albert Gustaf Kullbom; Settled by 1886 in PottawattamieCo.; Ch: Merrill Clark, Dale Gustav, Marion Albert.

    FICKEL, William: b 28 Feb 1835 in Perry Co., OH; d 17 Nov 1873; buried in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, MillsCo., IA; m Maria Sowers; Settled by 1873 in Mills Co.; Ch: Elhannan Clark, Joseph Benson, William Homer,George Bertus.

    JAESCHKE, Gustav: b 04 Nov 1858 in Eckersdorf Schlesien, Germany; d 09 Mar 1917; buried in Highland TCemetery, Churdan, Greene Co., IA; m Marie Elizabeth Seil; Settled by 1887 in Calhoun Co.; Ch: William,Louise (Sorensen), August, Charlotte, Gertrude (Leonard), Herman.

    JOHNSON/Plumb, , Ann: b 04 May 1789 in Barrowby, Lincolnshire, England; d 27 May 1873; buried inWesley Chapel Cemetery, Mills Co., IA; m Francis Plumb; Settled by about 1860 in Mills Co.; Ch: William,Elizabeth (Short), Anna Catherine (Bee), Mary, Valentine, Francis, Thomas, John Henry, George, Robert.

    KULLBOM, Albert Gustaf: b 11 Jan 1886 in Oakland, Pottawattamie Co., IA; d 03 Aug 1937; buried in CarsonCemetery, Carson, Pottawattamie Co., IA; m Millie Mae Fickel; Settled by 1886 in Pottawattamie Co.; Ch:Merrill Clark, Dale Gustav, Marion Albert.

    KULLBOM, Gustaf Adolph: b 14 May 1847 in Ljung Parish Ostergotland, Sweden; d 1895; buried in CarsonCemetery, Carson, Pottawattamie Co., IA; m Albertina Jonsdotter Sandquist; Settled by 1875 in Des Moines Co.;Ch: Frank Amil, Clarence Elmer, Charles Henry, John Peter, Albert Gustaf, Lewis August.

    NOWACK, William Herman: b 02 May 1883 in Bonfield, Kankakee Co., IL; d 30 Apr 1966; buried inWashington Cemetery, Havelock, IA; m Julia Caroline Obrecht; Settled by 1906 in Pocahontas Co.; Ch: ArthurGeorge, Gerald William.

    OBRECHT, John George: b 16 Apr 1853 in Iebsheim Colmar-Elsafs; d 24 Sep 1938; buried in WashingtonCemetery, Havelock, IA; m Auguste Emilia/Amelia Berger; Settled by 1907 in Pocahontas Co.; Ch: GeorgAlbert, Clara Emilie (Keerbs), Juliane Caroline (Nowack), Georg Gustav, Wilhelm Michael.

    PETERSON, Otto F.: b 09 Oct 1829 in Smaland, Sweden; d 24 May 1916; burial place unknown, maybe in PageCo., IA; m Christina Maria Danielson; Settled by 1870 in Lenir; Ch: Christina Matilda (Nelson), John A., IdaSofia, Lindabeth, Anders Martin, Fredrick Leonard, Emilia Josephine, Hulda Sophia, David Henry, LauraFredricka (Carlson).

    PLUMB, George: b 21 Aug 1830 in Barrowby, Lincolnshire, England; d 11 Feb 1900; buried in Wesley ChapelCemetery, Mills Co., IA; m Jemima Gonser; Settled about 1860 in Mills Co.; Ch: Julia Ann (Fickel), MarionArthur, Carson Francis, Millie Iva (Parker), Forest Valentine.

    PLUMB/Fickel, Julia Ann: b 11 Jan 1864 in Anderson Twp., Mills Co., IA; d 09 Oct 1916; buried in CowlesCemetery, Cowles, Webster Co., NE; m Ellannan Clark Fickel; Settled by 1864 in Mills Co.; Ch: GeorgeWilliam, Glen Leslie, Millie Mae (Kullbom), Bert Ross, Bessie Inez (Thompson), John Carleton, Ida Myrl, JuliaRuth, Hope Marie (Harrington).

    RUE, Knute Halleck: b 24 Jul 1816 in Halandsal Bergen, Norway; d 21 May 1911; buried in Hunter, JacksonCo., MN; m Rebekah Betsy Olsdotter Helgerson; Settled by 1860 or 1870 in Allamakee Co., IA; Ch: HalleckK., Gilbert, Albert, Julia/Guri, Mattie/Manthe, Gunda, Halver, Anna, Liza, Ole.

    SANDQUIST/Kullbom, Albertina Jonsdotter: b 16 Jan 1852 in Tjarstadt Parish Ostergotland, Sweden; d 29 Apr1925; buried in Carson Cemetery, Carson, Pottawattamie Co., IA; m Gustaf Adolph Kullbom; Settled by 1875 inDes Moines Co.; Ch: Frank Amil, Clarence Elmer, Charles Henry, John Peter, Albert Gustaf, Lewis August.

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    SOWERS/Fickel Maria: b 27 Nov 1829 in Morgan Co., OH; d 29 Oct 1918; buried in Wesley Chapel Cemetery,Mills Co., IA; m 1st William Fickel, 2nd H. S. Woodmancy; Settled by 1873 in Mills Co.; Ch: Elhannan Clark,Joseph Benson, William Homer, George Bertus.

    THOMPSON, George Taylor: b 09 Aug 1882 in Mount Etna, Adams Co., IA; d 13 Nov 1957; buried inPensacola, Escambia Co., FL; m Pearl Estella Ward; Settled by 1882 in Adams Co.; Ch: Georgia Pearl (Hutton).

    ZAHRADNEK, John Joseph: b 13 Sep 1835 in Bohemia; d 08 Apr 1882; buried in Ridgewood Cemetery, NorthLiberty, Johnson Co., IA; m Frances Kroul; Settled by 1862 in Johnson Co; Ch: Josie (Meyers), George, Fred,John, Mary. John and Frank changed their last name from Bohemian to English (Zahradnek to Gardner).

    STATEHOOD CERTIFICATESDirect ancestors were in Iowa by 1846

    COOLEY/Fees, Nancy: b 03 Nov 1818 near Columbia, Adair Co., KY; d 08 May 1912; buried in HartleyCemetery, Lakeport, Lake Co., CA; m Jacob Fees; Settled by 1836 in Des Moines Co.; No children given

    DUNGAN, Samuel: b 22 Dec 1800 in Beaver Co., PA; d 24 Apr 1888; buried in Harrison Co., IA; m SarahRoebuck; Settled about 1841 in Iowa; Ch: Francis, Samuel, Masse, Jane, Nancy Ann.

    FRANCIS, John Hamilton: b 04 Jan 1800 in Goshen, Litchfield, CT; d 13 Aug 1877; buried in NationalCemetery, National, Clayton Co., IA; m 1st Unknown, 2nd Catherine Huyck, 3rd Lorissa Spencer, 4th FlorindaCampbell; Settled by 1838/1839 in Clayton Co; Ch: By first wife, Elizabeth (Jones), Adeline Eliza (Wood), MaryJane (Tuckor), by 2nd wife, Catherine Melinda (Foley).

    REYNOLDS, Edward: birth date not given; born in Ireland; d 15 Oct 1845; buried in Wapello Co., IA; mClidena Michaels; Settled by 1843 in Wapello Co.; Ch: Thomas Finley, Mary Ann, Clidena Claudine, Joseph,Elizabeth Lizi, Charles Michaels James, Edward, Agatha (Padley), John V.

    SIMMONS, William Jackson: b abt 1785 in VA; d 11 Jan 1861; buried in Rogers Cemetery, Washington Twp.,Van Buren Co., IA; m Easter/Esther Stice; Settled by 1839 in Van Buren Co.; Ch: Peter, Matson Elmore,Elizabeth Betsey (Orr), James, Sarah Jane (Young), Charles, Rolly Gilbert, John W., Susan (Smart), Nancy(Rogers), William S., Herbert.

    THOMPSON, John B.: b 04 Mar 1797 in KY; d 14 Aug 1857; buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Mount Etna,Adams Co., IA; m Sarah Inglehart; Settled by 1844 in Wapello Co.; Ch: John Lowe, William T., Jacob I.,Benjamin F., Levi I., Martha Jane (Van Winkle), Francis Marion, James Allen, Sarah Ellen.

    WILLIS, William: b 09 Mar 1815 in Todd Co., KY; d 05 Jan 1886; buried Willis Cemetery, White Breast Twp.,Warren Co., IA; m 1st Mary Richardson, 2nd Margaret Hoskins; Settled by 1840 in Davis Co.; Ch: by 1st wife,James Franklin, William Anderson, Elizabeth Jane (Miller), Henry Harrison, Greenberry, Lafayette; 2nd by 2nd

    wife, Mary Frances, Susan Ellen (Ferris), Minnie, Eliza Virginia (Feight), John Wesley, Nancy (Hunderdosse),Laura Annie, Sarah N or W.

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    United Spanish War Veterans

    By Susan Claman

    The Spanish-American War lasted less than a year from 21 April 1898 to 11 April 1899 although actualhostilities ceased on 13 August 1898. Fifty-seven thousand three hundred twenty nine (57,329) regulartroops participated, 223,235 militia and volunteer troops and 31,959 Navy personnel (this number includesofficers in the US Marine Corps but not officers in the US Navy proper) for a total of 312,523. Soon afterthe men returned home they began to form veterans organizations. Originally there were severalorganizations. In 1904 three of the most prominent merged into a single organization known as the UnitedSpanish War Veterans (USWV).

    The TAPS form included the name of camp, camp number, department of (state), file date, name and highestrank in USWV, US Service (highest rank), Co, ship/regt, married or single, number and age of children,place of birth, place of death, date of death, buried in cemetery at with military honors,grave in charge of and camp number.

    The following is a partial index of the death records we have at the IGS library. All information istranscribed as written on the form. To obtain a copy of the one record (1 sheet, two sides) send a request toIGS. The cost is $5.00 for members or $7.50 for non-members plus $1.00 for postage and handling.

    Iowa Genealogical SocietySpanish American War Records628 East Grand AvenueDes Moines IA 50309-1924

    Index of Tap Forms A & B are in November, 2008 issue

    Index will continue in November, 2009 issue

    Index of Tap Forms

    C D

    Name Birth Birth Location Death Death Loction


    March 8, 1876 Council Bluffs, Iowa 10/7/1953 Veterans Hospital,Omaha, Nebr

    Cady, John D Des Moines, Iowa 4/4/1940 Des Moines, Iowa

    Calhoon, James A 9/6/1878 Marblehead, Mass 2/8/1955 V A Hosp, Des Moines

    Callis, Edward F Germany 5/18/1959 Minnesota

    Callison, Charles E Oakland, Iowa 5/9/1943 Council Bluffs, Ia

    Camp, GeorgeRoswell

    December 16,1870

    Oswego, NY 9/14/1958 Charleston, SC

    Campbell, John E Dec. 10, 1881 Maloy, Iowa 11/26/1967 V A Hosp, Des Moines

    Cannon, Edward 1869 6/3/1927 Cherokee, Ia

    Cannon, Garrett T age 21 atenlistment

    9/10/1954 Los Angeles, Calif

    Cantlin, Robt B 12/28/1875 Webster, Neb 2/14/1953 St. Sol. Home,Marshalltown, Iowa

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    Name Birth Birth Location Death Death Loction

    Carey, John age 21 atenlistment

    Iowa 10/12/1955 V A Long Beach, Calif

    Carl, Charles L 10 July 1880 Parson, Kansas 9/22/1958 Clarinda, Iowa

    Carlisle, Walter S 3/22/1878 LaPorte City 10/12/1954 La Porte City

    Carlton, GeorgeNewton

    August 29, 1898 Clarke County, Iowa 3/8/1960 Osceola, Iowa

    Carmichael, John J age 18 time ofenlistment

    July-46 Lawndale

    Carnegie, Roy A August 5, 1873 Clinton, Iowa 10/16/1949 Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    Carpenter, Charles F November 1875 3/11/1967 Waterloo, Iowa

    Carpenter, Edward W 4/1/1879 Osage, Iowa 10/26/1950 Emmetsburg, Iowa

    Carpenter, Dr. Fred P Adams County, Ill 8/6/1939 Pella, Iowa

    Carr, Edmond L age 22 atenlistment

    Iowa 9/26/1956 East Moline, Ill

    Carr, Stephen Carbondale, Kansas 3/3/1953 Marshalltown, Iowa

    Carroll, Arthur Lake City, Iowa 10/9/1946 Windona, Utah

    Carson, George W 8/18/80 Hamilton Co 2/9/1950 Humboldt

    Carter, Charles Miles, Iowa 4/8/1948 Miles, Iowa

    Carter, Harry L age 26 atenlistment

    Iowa before 1947

    Carter, RobertFranklin

    April 16, 1874 Bentonsport, Iowa 7/17/1957 Fort Madison, Iowa

    Carver, Harry Wisconsin 12/27/1939 Fontenelle, Ia

    Cary, John 1878 6/30/1969 Davenport, Iowa

    Casey, William J Highland Falls 12/7/1938 Des Moines

    Cass, Montague A Oct 26, 1875 7/2/1952 LeMars, Ia

    Cassell, Albert 1869 Putnam Co, Illinois 5/5/1953 Veterans Hospital, DesMoines

    Cassell, Thomas E age 27 at enlist Iowa 4/22/1944 Glendale, Calif

    Cassidy, Daniel 3/4/1920 Lovilla

    Casswell, Alva 3/6/1970 Soldiers Homes,Wadsworth, Kans

    Caster, Henry W Dec 31, 1871 Exline, Iowa 12/14/1952 Seattle, Washington

    Castle, Elra B Sept 23, 1877 Reddick, Illinois 2/8/1958 Marion, Iowa

    Caswell, Norval A Iowa V.A. H. Long Beach,Calif

    Cathcart,Dr. JamesA 5/11/1868 Penn 5/10/1953 Ft. Madison, Iowa

    Cauglin, H H age 32 atenlistment

    1/14/1938 Waterloo, Iowa

    Canfield, Henry H Oct 13, 1860 Chandlersville, Ill 4/24/1947 Boone, Iowa

    Cavnaaugh, Frank P age 30 atenlistment

    England 1/16/1950 Vets Home (State)

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    Name Birth Birth Location Death Death Loction

    Center, Homer A 3/9/1945 Wheatland, Iowa

    Chadwick,CraftonF 2/7/1881 Lincoln, Ill 2/6/1954 Des Moines, Iowa

    Chaffee, Charles Ottumwa, Ia 10/9/1937 Des Moines, Iowa

    Chalder, FrankLeroy

    Rockdale, Iowa 8/31/1950 Finley Hosp, Dubuque,IA

    Chalstrom, Otto 3/12/1939 Vets Hospital, D M

    Chambers,Emereson Wm

    Jun 6, 1880 Naples, Ill 1/6/1958 Dubuque, Ia

    Chambers, Harry O 11/8/1877 Mitchellville, Iowa 6/20/1950 Corwith, Iowa

    Chambers, William F Dec 11, 1878 Stuart, Ia 6/7/1951 V A Hosp, Des Moines,Iowa

    Chambers, Win E Sept 11, 1881 Agency, Iowa 6/3/1947 Ottumwa, Iowa

    Chandler, Charles G 1873 4/28/1957 Van Nuys, Cal

    Chantland, William T Badger, Ia 9/8/1950 Coral Gables, Fla

    Chapman, Daniel O Leavensworth, Kans 4/8/1940 Bettendorf, Iowa

    Chapman, Harry D age 29 at enlist Missouri 4/14/1948 Richmand, Calif

    Chapman, Wm S Stuart, Ia day not known,Feb, 1937

    Co Bluffs, Ia

    Charleston,Cornelus N

    Jan 8, 1878 Hampton, Iowa 4/13/1951 Marshalltown, Iowa

    Chatterton, Frank C age 30 at enlist Iowa 10/19/1944 Newport Beach, Calif

    Cheever, Fred W Mar. 1873 11/7/1950 Iowa Soldiers HomeHosp

    Cherry, Roe S 5/17/1944 Clinton, Iowa

    Chevalier, Henry July 19, 1870 Dubuque, Iowa 5/31/1963 Luthern Hospital, FortDodge, Ia

    Chickering, DuncanH

    Red Oak, Ia 9/30/1943 Home 619 Chester Ave,Ottumwa

    Chilcote, Emery H 1/20/1868 Iowa 8/27/1951 Bedford, Ia

    Chilcote, John H 1/20/1868 Iowa 10/15/1954 V A HospLeavensworth, Kans

    Childers, Fred B 12/25/1880 Bloomfield, Ia 6/20/1951 Des Moines, Ia

    Childs, LeRoy 1/10/1968 Normal, Illinois

    Chindstrom, J M July 1, 1870 Sweden 3/20/1954 Burlington, Iowa

    Chrisinger, Bert W 11/21/1950 Glenwood, Iowa

    Christensen, Chris age 22 atenlistment

    Germany 1/12/1955 Ft. Miley Hosp, S FCalif

    Christianson, HansOtto

    12/26/1875 Denmark 2/11/1951 Independence, Iowa

    Christenson, J N 9/29/1958 Vets Hospital Omaha


    Denmark 10/21/1944 Omaha

    Christy, Frank P 1874 Iowa 4/27/1960 Aitkem, Minn

    Christy, LeRoy Newton Co, Mo 10/26/1942 Ottumwa, Iowa

  • 22

    Name Birth Birth Location Death Death Loction

    Christy, Paul 2/23/1870 New Ulm, Minn 10/2/1956 Sioux City, Ia

    Church, Guy I 1/5/1951 Council Bluffs, Iowa

    Clapp, Samuel E 10/25/1861 Scott Co, Ia 10/6/1950 Long Island, NY

    Clardy, Chas Wm Oct 13, 1878 5/17/1952 Anita, Ia

    Clark, Arthur M Montour, Iowa 6/7/1947 Tama, Iowa

    Clark, David B Sciala, Iowa 8/22/1941 Knoxville, Iowa

    Clark, Earl 24 November1884

    Unionville, Iowa 5/4/1958 Moravia, Iowa

    Clark, Edward W June 12, 1876 Villisca, Iowa 11/1/1964 Phoenix, Ariz

    Clark, George 19 years old atenlistment

    Muscoda, Wisc 5/8/1966 Dubuque, Ia

    Clark, Harry J age 18 time ofenlistment

    Kansas 5/7/1966 V A Kansas City, Mo

    Clark, Whittlesy H age 26 atenlistment

    Iowa 11/5/1953 Monroe, Washington

    Clark, William T Birmingham, Ala 12/25/1945 Ft. Dodge, Ia

    Clarke, Andrew December 28,1875

    Statesville, North Carolina 12/12/1954 Davenport, Iowa

    Clarke, C H age 21 atenlistment

    died before1939

    Clarke, JamesFredrick

    Fairfield, Iowa 4/12/1942 Fairfield, Iowa

    Clausen, Neils P March 7, 1877 Denmark 5/21/1958 Cedar Falls

    Clayton, James W 1870 Maine 3/13/1953 Osakis, Minnesota

    Cooper, IsaiahClifton

    Sept 7, 1875 Frankley County, Texas 4/7/1956 San Antonio, Texas

    Cline, Charles L age 82 Kansas 9/6/1956 V A Hospital, Lincoln,Neb

    Clingersmith, Fred 3/25/1880 Ellis, Ks 6/19/1951 Council Bluffs, Iowa

    Clow, George 28 August 1878 Des Moines, Iowa 5/13/1959 V A H Des Moines, Ia

    Coad, Clyd B age 22 at enlist res Mt Pleasant at enlist 1/11/1944 Lynwood, Calif

    Coates, Cassius B 5/3/1874 Dodge Co, Neb 10/7/1949 Sioux City, Ia

    Coats, Floyd C age 21 at enlist Iowa 3/10/1945 Montrose

    Cody, William 1/28/1949 Veterans Hospital

    Cohenour, Charles A age 33 at enlist Illinois 9/8/1940 Los Angeles

    Coe, Harvard D Rootstown, Ohio 3/24/1943 Lincoln Hotell, FtMadison

    Colby, W S age 28 at enlist Michigan 6/19/1940 Olympia, Wash

    Cole, Burton W Sept 29, 1872 Gladbrook, Iowa 10/23/1961 Iowa Soldiers HomeHosp

    Cole, Edward R (ERube)

    age 20 atenlistment

    3/29/1957 Belmont ConvalescentHosp, Belmont, Ore

  • 23

    Name Birth Birth Location Death Death Loction

    Cole, Frank E(Francis E)

    Sept 29, 1878 Eagle Grove, Ia 7/28/1954 Eagle Grove, Ia

    Cole, Frank L age 21 atenlistment

    Iowa 4/27/1950 Alhambra, Calif

    Cole, L A age 21 atenlistment

    Iowa 4/19/1956 Los Angeles

    Colech, John age 26 atenlistment

    Makee township,Allamakee Co, Iowa

    6/1/1946 Colonial Hospital,Rochester, Minn

    Coleman, Daniel 10/20/1944 Veteran Hospital DesMoines

    Coleman, John S 12/14/1950 Veterans Hospital

    Coleman, William J no record 11/7/1947 Soldiers Home,Marshalltown, Iowa

    Collet, Frederick M age at enlist notshown

    not shown 8/9/1945 Vets Home Napa, Calif

    Collman, Robert W Mar 12, 1874 So. Dakota 12/11/1953 Waterloo

    Colony, Philo C November 13,1872

    Iowa City, Iowa 1/17/1962 VA Hospital, Knoxville,Iowa

    Colsch, Charles November 7,1875

    Allamakee County, Iowa 12/20/1961 Waukon, Iowa

    Colsch, Nicholas Waukon, Iowa 11/18/1946 Lutheran Hospital,Lacross, Wis

    Colton, Fred G 3/25/1877 Denmark, Iowa 2/3/1956 at home Davenport, Ia

    Coltrain, Adelbert E April 15, 1873 Madison, Wis 3/6/1952 Hospital Perry, Iowa

    Comstock, Royal W 79 years of age Eagle Grove 4/4/1953 Ia VA Hosp

    Conaway, J A Taylor Co, Iowa 1/10/1939 Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    Conklin, WilberScott

    1873 Iowa 6/11/1926 Des Moines, Iowa

    Conn, David J 1875 Boone 6/22/1949 Minnesota

    Connely, John M 1876 11/18/1948 Soldiers Home Hospital,Ia

    Conner, Charles C age 24 at enlist 12/11/1945 Des Moines

    Conner, Henry A May 4, 1872 10/13/1949 Veterans Hospital DesMoines

    Conners, George C Canada 4/8/1936 Veterans Hospital DesMoines

    Cook, Cyrus A 10/12/1943 Humboldt, Iowa

    Cook, R E 7/2/1944 Renwick, Ia

    Cooke, Thomas F 25 at enlistment Iowa 5/14/1941 Hollywood

    Cool, Wm M age 25 at enlist 12/31/1950 Independence, Kans

    Cooney, John J 8/6/1875 Marshalltown, Ia 7/29/1954 State Home

    Cooper, Frederick 18 March 1877 Crawford Co, Ill 10/18/1957 Grinnell, Iowa

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    Name Birth Birth Location Death Death Loction

    Cooper, Harry P 8/19/1869 Brooklyn NY 10/28/1952 State Home,Marshalltown

    Cooper, J W 1874 Iowa 8/13/1940 Marshalltown, Iowa

    Cooper, Stanley age 23 atenlistment

    Perry 4/3/1957 V A Hosp. Des Moines

    Cooper, William O age 21 atenlistment

    Iowa 8/16/1944 Cleveland, Ohio

    Copeland, Samuel A Folk Station, Ohio 4/5/1948 Veterans Hospital, DesMoines, Iowa

    Corbett, Philip E Oct 11, 1873 Corsica, Penn 12/15/1949 Guthere Center, Iowa

    Corcoran, J F May 14, 1875 Mason City, Ia 9/18/1951 Mason City, Ia

    Cordell, Edward B April 8, 1870 Oceola, Ohio 5/9/1943 Boone County Hospital

    Corey, Ernest L Oct 8, 1875 Lehigh, Ia 10/16/1954 St. Cloud, Minn V AHosp

    Corey, Melvin H Aug 9, 1876 Germanville, Iowa 4/7/1954 Fairfield, Iowa

    Corner, Geo. S age 18 at enlist Ohio 9/28/1939 Tuson, Arazona

    Corry, William H December 23,1874

    Sterling, Illinois 1/18/1957 503 West 31st Street

    Cotton, C W Waterloo, Iowa 1/4/1943 Waterloo, Iowa

    Cottrell, Frank M 4/16/1872 Tipton 3/28/1949

    Coughlin, James J age 29 at enlist Iowa 12/3/1941

    Courter, George K 12/17/1948 Burlington, Iowa

    Cowan, Dr. Isabel May-61 St. Joseph's MercyHospital

    Cowles, Joseph W Missouri 4/27/1960 V A H Omaha, Nebr

    Cox, James H 10/5/1941 Des Moines, Ia

    Cox, Sam V Oct 30, 1877 Keokuk, Ia 4/1/1951 Keokuk Ia, St. JosephsHospital

    Coxon, Alvon 10/9/1937 Valiscia

    Crafts, Stuart W age 22 atenlistment

    not shown 2/4/1925 San Bernardino, Calif

    Craiglow, SamuelA

    age 30 atenlistment

    Wisconsin 12/4/1946 Natl Mil Home, L A,Calif

    Crail, Alvin J 1/19/1877 Chariton, Iowa 6/15/1959 Des Moines, Iowa

    Craik, Alec L Castana, Ia 7/14/1943 Ireton, Ia

    Cram, Ellery E March 20, 1871 Waukon, Illinois 2/28/1961 Sioux City, Ia

    Cramer, Wilber Iowa 6/11/1943 Penora, Iowa

    Crane, Stephen A Dexter, Mich 12/26/1940 at home

    Crary, Dr. ArchieW

    age 22 atenlistment

    Iowa 6/30/1926 Veterans Home

    Crater, Nubert age 21 atenlistment

    9/25/1950 Los Angeles, Calif

  • 25

    Name Birth Birth Location Death Death Loction

    Crawford,Alexander S

    age 21 atenlistment

    Illinois 9/1/1956 Detroit

    Crawford, Harvey F 4/12/1878 Van Wert Co, Ohio 8/29/1956 Sioux City, Ia

    Crawford, Walter age 25 at enlist 5/24/1946 Sioux City, Ia

    Crawford, Walter J Aliesworth(Ellsworth), Ia 9/15/1947 Washington, Ia

    Critzer, John H 3/1/1876 Howell Co, Mo 5/19/1950 Keokuk Ia, St. JosephsHospital

    Croft, Marcus O Hampton, Iowa 2/18/1937 Iowa Falls, Iowa

    Crone, Harry M 12/14/1872 Wyoming, Ill 9/15/1946 Washington, Ia

    Cronin, George F October 23,1878

    Boone, Iowa 10/22/1953 Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    Crooks, W B Elmgrove 12/19/1951 Washington, Ia

    Crosby, Joseph C age 30 atenlistment

    not shown 10/29/1953 St. Petersburg, Fla

    Crouch, Hugh R Oct. 16, 1873 Honesboro, Tenn 4/7/1953 Cedar Falls, Iowa

    Crouch, John W age 19 at enlist Iowa 10/3/1949 Natl Mil Home Sawtell,Cali

    Crouse, Joseph D 3/16/1969 Marshalltown, Iowa

    Crow, William C 1879 Callender, Iowa 7/29/1971 Kansas City, Missouri

    Cuff, Patrick M 3/14/1943 Leavenworth, Kan

    Culbertson, RobertBruce

    8/28/1871 Pringhar, Iowa 2/24/1959 Sioux City, Ia

    Culmary, WilliamHarvey

    Clinton, Iowa 8/10/1946 Hains Veterans Hospital

    Culver, Charles age 21 atenlistment


    Cummings, James age 25 at enlist Iowa 12/1/1954 Vancouver, Washington

    Cummings, John W July 6, 1874 Marble Rock, Ia 12/27/1954 Mason City, Ia


    July 3, 1868 Adams, Mass 5/16/1961 Veterans Hospital,Omaha

    Curry, Roy J 74 years old Lehigh, Ia 5/7/1955 Ft. Dodge, Ia

    Cushing, John age 21 atenlistment

    Iowa 12/31/1948 V A Boise, Idaho

    Dabney, Harry B age 22 atenlistment

    Iowa 6/4/1947 Hamilton, Mont

    Dailey, Wm M Burlington, Ia 3/9/1951 Burlington, Iowa

    Dalby, Wm Edgar Iowa 9/5/1943

    Dales, D C June 18, 1866 6/8/1939 Harlan, Ia

    Dales, Judson S age not shown not shown 9/9/1935 Los Angeles

    Dallas, George M January 9, 1872 Muscatine County 4/20/1952 Muscatine, Iowa

    Dallmer, Charles February-37 Vets Hosp, Des Moines

    Daly, Charles W May 28, 1875 Davenport, Iowa 4/1/1960 Davenport, Iowa

    Danforth, Calvin A 4/26/1872 Floyd Co, Iowa 9/12/1954 Charles City, Iowa

  • 26

    Name Birth Birth Location Death Death Loction

    Daniels, Frank age 26 atenlistment

    Illinois 2/12/1945 Stockton, Calif

    Dannenfeldt, ErnestWilliam

    August 10, 1879 Pommern, Germany 12/31/1954 Davenport, Iowa

    Darling, Arthur E Elmira, NY 10/15/1944 Sioux City, Ia

    Darling, EdwardRay

    age not shown res Miles at enlist 10/27/1957 Memorial Hospital,Watertown, S Dak

    Daugherty, Everett A Indiana 8/15/1935 Marshalltown (home)

    Daughrill, W U Feb 20, 1874 Attalla, Alabama 7/10/1956 Ft Madison (CountryClub Heart)

    Davenport, John A 10/16/1939 Sioux City

    Davidson, Ernest B 12/5/1878 Propehetston, Illinois 9/2/1955 State HomeMarshalltown, Iowa

    Davidson, WilliamJ

    Jun 10, 1870 Canada 3/8/1947 Veterans Hospital, DesMoines, Ia

    Davidson, Wm J 12/21/1870 Higgenville, Mo 5/5/1957 V A Des Moines, Iowa

    Davie, John W Chester Co, S C 1/31/1945 Davenport

    Davis, Chas A 2/19/1877 Albany, Mo 9/1/1953 Des Moines V A Hosp

    Davis, Dempester Walworth, Wis 4/2/1949 Veterans Hospital DesMoines

    Davis, Duke age 82 Manona County, Ia 4/11/1955 V A Des Moines, Iowa

    Davis, Fred age 24 at enlist Iowa 10/6/1950 Bakersfield, Calif

    Davis, Harvey A 10/28/1879 Wappalo Co, Ia 4/18/1954 Ottumwa Hosp

    Davis, Herbert W Ashburnham, Mass 1/20/1946 Iowa City, Iowa

    Davis, John W age 24 at enlist Iowa 9/13/1943 French Camp

    Davis, Pearl E 8/13/1944 Vet Hospital DesMoines

    Davis, Roy L Dec 4, 1880 Eldon, Iowa 8/23/1954 Chicago

    Davis, Thomas 1/1/1872 Falls City, Nebraska 8/26/1948 Veterans Hospital DesMoines

    Davis, William P Sept 15, 1874 6/1/1965 Vets Hospital,Wadsworth, Kansas

    Daws, R M Buchanan Co. 5/31/1946 Independence, Iowa

    Dawson, Charles C(Chet)

    May 8, 1879 Clear Lake, Iowa 6/2/1962 Mason City, Ia

    Dawson, George F Oct 3, 1875 Decorah, Iowa 5/11/1953 Vet. Hospital, Iowa City

    Dawson, Ira P 6/7/74-83 yrs 1mo 6 days

    Brooks, Iowa 7/13/1957 Rosary Hosp, Corning,Iowa

    Day, Ira W Sept 10, 1880 Bloomfield, Ia 8/5/1955 Veterans Hospital IowaCity

    Dean, Claude H May 6, 1877 Fairchild, Wisconsin 10/18/1966 Waukon, Iowa

    Dean, Harry S Aug 28, 1872 Tipton, Iowa 8/15/1962 Hines Hospital

    Dearborn, William A Exeter, NH 9/18/1937 Wright, Minnesota

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    Name Birth Birth Location Death Death Loction

    De Camp, WilliamWallace

    June 19, 1877 Davenport, Iowa 5/31/1963 Grinnell, Iowa

    Decker, Charles H Nov 11, 1877 Buchanan County, Iowa 1/31/1952 V.A. Hosp, Des Moines,Ia

    Decker, Jay E June 14, 1876 Mason City, Ia 11/5/1956 Mason City, Ia

    Deering, A B Iowa 12/5/1947 Boone, Iowa

    DeFord, Edward M age 31 at enlist Iowa 12/22/1928 V. A. Hot Springs, SoDak

    De Jarnette, Henry Dayton, Mo 1/12/1938 Huies Vet. HospitalChicago

    Delamore, Francis E 1875 Clare, Va 6/14/1945 Little Rock, Ark

    Del Fosse, Eugene age 26 atenlistment

    Connecticut 12/6/1930 not shown

    Delk, James W age 25 at enlist Iowa 6/7/1956 W Covina, Calif

    Denham, Oliver 2/17/1951

    Denholm, Thomas Kilmarnork, Scotland 3/2/1948 I250- E 9th St

    Dennery, Hugh P age 21 atenlistment

    Iowa 6/18/1949 Natl Military Home, LA

    Denslow, FrederickE

    Nov 2, 1875 Rochelle, Illinois 3/27/1964 Vet Hospital Omaha,Nebr

    Densmore, CharlesA

    21 November1881

    Painsville, Ohio 1/20/1959 Des Moines, Iowa

    DeVries, Daniel age 22 atenlistment

    Res Pella when enlisted 1/13/1947 Van Nuys, Cal

    Dewey, Charles A Sept 11, 1877 Washington, Iowa 3/2/1958 Des Moines, Iowa

    De Witt, George W 6-20-74 St. Paul, Kansas 1/29/1953 Sioux Falls, Kansas

    Deyo, Roy W Wisconsin 12/31/1938 Hamilton, Ill

    Dickson, Marshall J 10/27/76 Iowa 3/14/1954 New Hampton, Iowa

    Diehl, Charles E 8/13/1943 1822 E 33rd St, DesMoines

    Differding, Henry 96 years Dubuque 5/31/1973 Dubuque

    Dignan, UlogiousLouis

    3/7/83 Perry, Ia 3/11/1957 1348 Madison Chicago

    Dike, HermanEdwin

    July 21, 1876 Mason City, Ia 3/24/1958 V. A. Hospital, OaklandCalif

    Diller, William S 8-14-76 Nebraska Fairberry 11/11/1949 Iowa Soldiers Home

    Dillon, Chas P May 30, 77 Neponset, Ill 8/25/1952 Grand Island, Neb

    Dixon, Harry E March 11, 1877 Richaliey, Illinois 12/15/1963 Woods Hospital,Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Dixon, Samuel W age 79 at death Huntsville, Texas 6/13/1956 V. A. Des Moines, Iowa

    Dobson, Truman W Aug 28, 1872 7/16/1949 Marshalltown, Iowa

    Dodds, Edward E 6-9-1870 Dayton, Ohio 6/5/1938 Ia Soldiers Home

    Doefler, Leonard age 22 atenlistment

    Germany 11/8/1950 Sawtell V A LosAngeles

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    Name Birth Birth Location Death Death Loction

    Dolan, Joseph 11-4-71 or 11-4-73

    Dallas County, Iowa 3/6/1958 V. Adm Hosp DesMoines, Ia

    Dolander, Zacharian Madrid, Iowa 6/14/1947 Madrid, Iowa

    Dolen, Edward age 23 atenlistment

    Iowa 5/10/1955 Tulsa, Okl

    Domann, Gustave Germany 8/3/1941 Hein's Hospital

    Donahe, Frank L 12/27/1938 Otho, Iowa

    Donahoe, John E Oct 1, 1870 Sauk Co, Wis 12/13/1947 Perry, Iowa

    Donahue, Claude M 3/4/1937 Oelwein, Iowa

    Donohoe, Dr.Anthony P

    October 4, 1876 Holbrook, Iowa 6/12/1954 Davenport, Iowa

    Dopp, Emory B Nov 26, 1867 Davenport, Iowa 7/28/1948 Davenport, Iowa

    Doran, Edward Aug 19, 1878 Traer, Iowa 6/19/1963 Veterans Hospital, IowaCity

    Doran, Elisa L age 19 at enlist Missouri 9/14/1898 Division Hosp ofDisease, Frisco

    Dorlan, George C age 19 at enlist Iowa 11/26/1944 Oakland

    Doran, John R April 26, 1877 Clinton, Iowa 5/28/1952 Clinton, Iowa

    Dotson, Eli E age 24 at enlist Iowa 10/25/1944 Ramonia

    Doty, Jesse L Jan 28, 1876 Clarence, Iowa 3/19/1947 Davenport, Iowa

    Douglas, AlexanderW

    Allamakee County, Iowa 5/26/1936 Waukon, Iowa

    Dovey, Henry A March 6, 1873 England 10/12/1960 Hampton, Iowa

    Dowd, Ira E age 22 atenlistment

    Iowa 2/8/1937 Los Angeles, Calif

    Dozier, Douglas 10/14/80 So. Carolina 3/25/1950 Vets Hosp. D. M. Ia.

    Dresser, Ira J age 23 atenlistment

    Iowa 1/1/1937 Retsel, Oregon

    Drew, George W 1873 Carbery, Ill 1951 Clarion, Iowa

    Drew, John H 5/10/70 Dixon, Ill 2/16/1953 V. A. Knoxville, Ia

    Drilling, Frank J 4/21/1951 Sioux City, Ia

    Drown, Samuel F 3-5-1877 12/11/1951 Sioux City

    Drury, Walter C Garden Plain, Ill 11/6/1939 Jane Lamb Hosp.Clinton, Iowa

    DuCray, James P age 28 time ofenlist

    Wisconsin Fore Part 1951 Grand JunctionColorado

    Dudley, Elmer E 4/2/1942 U. S. Vets Hosp. DesMoines, Iowa

    Duffy, John J Dubuque, Iowa 1/18/1944 St. Francis Home,Dubuque

    Duggan, William J 3/23/72 age 26at enlistment

    Creston, Iowa 3/7/1957 Greater Cummity HospCreston

    Duke, Edward June 6, 1869 Stuart, Ia 12/3/1950 Shenandoah, Iowa

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    Name Birth Birth Location Death Death Loction

    Dulany, Geo. W. July 11, 1877 Hannibal, Mo 5/14/1959 Hong Kong, Chinawhile on tour

    Dulany, ThomasLester

    Sept 10, 1879 Blair, Nebr 11/23/1971 Veterans Hospital, DesM

    Dunham, Alton F age 20 atenlistment

    Iowa 2/2/1928 Oceanside, Calif

    Dunham, Charles P Dec 22, 1868 Waterloo, Iowa 8/9/1950 Waterloo, Iowa

    Dunker, Harry J Des Moines(?) Iowa 1/14/1962 Toledo, Ohio

    Dunlap, Martin G age 21 atenlistment

    Washington 5/21/1943 Los Angeles

    Dunn, Joseph S Petersburgh, Va 11/13/1936 Des Moines, Ia

    Dunnivan, John age 23 atenlistment

    Iowa 2/24/1937 W. Los Angeles

    Dunwoody, JacobZook

    7/2/77 Severson, Mo 2/23/1953 V A Clinton, Ia

    Dunkee, William H January 1, 1879 Gallipolis, Ohio 4/10/1965 V.A. Hospital, DesMoines, Iowa

    Durrell, William B December-67 Ia Soldiers Home,Marshalltown, Ia

    Dutton, Elmer 9/1/80 Taylor Co 2/19/1949 Gravity

    Duscher, Joseph J Dubuque, Iowa 8/4/1945 Mercy Hosp'l Dubuque,Iowa

    Dwyer, Charles R Decorah, Iowa 2/28/1942 Knoxville, Iowa

    Dwyer, Patrick H 2/5/75 age 24 atenlist

    12/29/1941 Des Moines, Iowa

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    016.929/AME The American Genealogist Being a Catalogue of Family Histories

    016.929/GIL American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress

    016/NAT [DAR] Library Catalog, Volume 1 and 2

    016/NAT [DAR] Library Catalog, Volume 1, Supplement

    070.5/BYK The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Magazine Articles

    284.5092/MAU Memoirs of a Huguenot Family

    312/ILL Illinois Census Returns, 1820

    312/VIR Virginia Census - 1790

    325/BOL Immigrants to New England, 1700-1775

    325/FRE List of Emigrants to America from Liverpool, 1697-1707

    325/SCO British Aliens in the United States During the War of 1812

    325/TEP New World Immigrants, Volume I and II

    369/GRUForgotten Patriots: African American and American Indian Patriots in theRevolutionary War

    907.2/MIL Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace

    920/BRO One Drop: My Father's Hidden Life-A Story of Race and Family Secrets

    929.1/CAR Organizing Your Family History Search

    929.1/COL Teach Yourself, Tracing Your Family History

    929.1/CRU Plugging Into Your Past, How to Find Real Family History Records Online

    929.1/DRA Missing Pieces, How to Find Birth Parents and Adopted Children

    929.1/GAL The Genealogy Handbook, The Complete Guide to Tracing Your Family Tree

    929.1/GRE To Our Children's Children, Preserving Family Histories for Generations to Come

    929.1/NIL The Reg Niles Searchbook for Adult Adoptees

    929.1/QUI Secrets of Tracing Your Ancestors

    929.1/RIC The Everything Online Genealogy Book

    929.1/STU Organizing and Preserving Your Heirloom Documents

    Family Histories

    929.2/ADA The Adams Chronicles, Four Generations of Greatness

    929.2/ADA/Q John Adams and Abigail Smith Ancestry

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    929.2/ADA/Q John Quincy Adams and Louisa Catherine Johnson Ancestry

    929.2/BAG Descendants of John Baggerly

    929.2/BAN The Bantas of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, Their Ancestors and Descendants

    929.2/BEN The Benskin Family History

    929.2/BRASecond Supplement to Descendants of Albert and Arent Andriessen BradtIncluding Van Derzee

    929.2/BRAThird Supplement to Descendants of Albert and Arent Andriessen Bradt IncludingVan Derzee

    929.2/BYR Descendants of John F. Byrne

    929.2/CAD Edward Cadwell Family, 1620 to 2007

    929.2/CAR Descendants of Thomas Culton

    929.2/DIC Descendants of John Dickinson, 1842-2007, Volume I

    929.2/DIC Descendants of John Dickinson, 1842-2007, Volume II

    929.2/ELD Descendants of Thomas Eldridge

    929.2/GRA/Q Ulysses Simpson Grant and Julia Boggs Dent Ancestry

    929.2/HAM The Hampton Family from Scotland to America

    929.2/HAWThe Haws of Dishforth, A Narrative Account of John and Mary Lazenby Haw andTheir Descendants

    929.2/HUD Descendants of Thomas Hudson

    929.2/JOH Johannes Johansson [John Johnson of Sweden]

    929.2/LEE Lee of Virginia, 1642-1892The Descendants of Colonel Richard Lee

    929.2/LYN The Lynds Family

    929.2/McCThe McCullochs of the American Frontier, The Descendants of Sir AlexanderMcCulloch, 1620-1675

    929.2/McD McDowells in America, A Genealogy

    929.2/MOR Descendants of Anthony Morris

    929.2/RIC History and Genealogy of The Ricks Family of America

    929.2/ROS The History of the Rossow Family

    929.2/SCH The George Schramm Story

    929.2/SCHDescendants of Peter Schneider (Snyder) and and Elizabeth Muller of GraysonCo., Virginia

    929.2/SLA A Slack Family History, Descendants of Randolph and Sarah (Penn) Slack

    929.2/TVR Survey for a Tvrdik-Prchal-Sejnost-Petrik Genealogy

    929.2/WES Passages: A History of Christian F.M. Westphal Family, Part 1 & 2

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    929.2/WHI The Whitcomb Family in America

    929.2/WOO Descendants of Felix Arthur Woods

    929.3/GIO Martin in Kentucky, Excerpts from the International Genealogical Index

    929.3/MAS The Peter Leibundgutt Journal

    929.3/MIL Miller in Virginia, Excerpts from the International Genealogical Index [IGI]

    Great Britain

    929.82/FAI Fairbairn's Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland

    929.82/FRA The Bearing of Coat-Armour by Ladies

    941.092/BEV Tracing Your Ancestors in the National Archives [Great Britain]

    941.092/COL The National Archives [Great Britain], A Practical Guide for Family Historians

    941.092/GRA Wills and Other Probate Records [Great Britain]

    941.092/PAP Tracing Your Naval Ancestors [Great Britain]

    941.092/SPE Army Records, A Guide for Family Historians [Great Britain]

    941.1/BAI The Clans and Tartans of Scotland

    941.94/BEG The Diocese of Limerick from 1691 to the Present Time

    941/BLA Your Irish Ancestors

    943/HACEighteenth Century Register of Emigrants from Southwest German (to Americaand Other Countries)

    943/HANMap Guide to German Parish Registers, Kingdom of Bavaria IV,Regierungsbeqirk Oberpfalz, Volume 17

    943/HANMap Guide to German Parish Registers, Kingdom of Bavaria V,Regierungsbezirk, Schwaben, Volume 18

    943/HANMap Guide to German Parish Registers, Kingdom of Bavaria VI,Regierungsbezirk Niederbayern I, Volume 19

    943/HANMap Guide to German Parish Registers, Kingdom of Bavaria VII,Regierungsbezirk Niederbayern II, Volume 20

    943/HANMap Guide to German Parish Registers, Kingdom of Bavaria VIII,Regierungsbezirk Oberbayern I, Volume 21

    949.35/GON Luxembourgers in the New World, Volume I

    Native American

    970.1/MIL Native American Research Guide

    970.1/MIL Index to the Cherokee Rolls

    970.1/MIL Index to the Chickasaw Rolls

    970.1/MIL Index to the Comanche Indian Census Rolls, Indian Territory, 1900-1903

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    970.1/MIL Index to the Choctaw and Mississippi Choctaw Rolls

    970.1/MIL Index to the Creek Rolls

    970.1/MILIndex to the Devil's Lake Sioux Indian Census Rolls, Fort Totten, North Dakota,1898-1902

    970.1/MIL Index to the Seminole Rolls

    970.1/MILIndex to the Apache, Caddo, Kiowa and Wichita Indian Census Rolls, IndianTerritory, 1900-1904

    970.1/MILIndex to the Kaw, Otoe, Pawnee, Ponca, and Tonkawa Indian Census Rolls,Indian Territory, 1928-1929

    970.1/MIL Index to the Cheyenne Indian Census Rolls, Indian Territory, 1895-1900

    970.1/MIL Index to the Nez Perce Indian Census Rolls, Idaho, 1890-1893 and 1899

    970.1/SWA The Indian Tribes of North America

    970.1/WIL Cherokee Tragedy, The Ridge Family and The Decimation of a People


    971.6/INV Inventory of Manuscripts in The Public Archives of Nova Scotia

    971.613/DUN Census of Nova Scotia-1827 and Census of District of Pictou-1818

    971.613/DUN Nova Scotia Genealogical Sources No. 4 - Pictou Co.

    971.613/PAT A History of the Co. of Pictou, Nova Scotia

    971.613/SMI Pictou Co. [Nova Scotia] Census, 1871

    973.001/WOL The American Jew As Patriot, Soldier and Citizen

    African American

    973.0096/AFR African American Ancestral Research

    973.0096/BER Remembering Slavery

    973.0096/BOR Bound for Canaan, The Underground Railroad

    973.0096/BRA Parting the Waters, America in the King Years 1954-63

    973.0096/BRO Travels of William Wells Brown

    973.0096/CLI The Plantation Mistress, Women's World in the Old South

    973.0096/CUR The Atlantic Slave Trade, A Census

    973.0096/DEW Bond of Iron, Master and Slave at Buffalo Forge

    973.0096/DIL Some Slaveholders and Their Slaves, Union Parish Louisiana, 1839-1865

    973.0096/FOG Time on the Cross, The Economics of American Negro Slavery

    973.0096/FRA Runaway Slaves, Rebels on the Plantation

    973.0096/JOY Down by the Riverside, A South Carolina Slave Community

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    973.0096/LAW I've Known Rivers, Lives of Loss and Liberation

    973.0096/MALSweet Chariot, Slave Family and Household Structure in Nineteenth-CenturyLouisiana

    973.0096/MOH On the Threshold of Freedom, Masters and Slaves in Civil War Georgia

    973.0096/OAK Slavery and Freedom, An Interpretation of the Old South

    973.0096/TAYIn Search of the Racial Frontier, African Americans in the American West, 1528-1990

    973.0096/THO The Slave Trade, The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1440-1870

    973/YAT Marriages of Some American Residents and guide to Documents, Volume I - VI

    New England

    974.1/NOY Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire

    974.157/CUS The History of Ancient Sheepscot and Newcastle [Maine]

    974.157/JOHA History of the Towns of Bristol and Bremen in the State of Maine including thePemaquid Settlement

    974.4/BAI Early Massachusetts Marriages, Prior to 1800

    974.43/LANInscriptions from Burial Grounds of the Nashaway Towns [Worcester Co.,Massachusetts]

    974.44/EXEExercises in Celebrating the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of theSettlement of Cambridge1880

    974.44/PAI History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877

    974.45/FEL History of Ipswich, Essex, and Hamilton

    974.46/WYMGravestone Inscriptions and Records of Tomb Burials in the Granary BuryingGround, Boston, Massachusetts

    974.461/BRI Epitaphs from Copp's Hill Burial Ground, Boston

    974.461/BRI The Pilgrims of Boston and Their Descendants

    974.47/BAT Records of the Town of Braintree [Mass.] 1640-1793

    974.47/WIL Three Hundred Years of Quincy, 1625-1925 [Norfolk Co., Massachusetts]

    974.492/COO Provincetown, Massachusetts Cemetery Inscriptions

    New York

    974.7/BOW 10,000 Vital Records of Western New York, 1809-1850

    974.7/BOW 10,000 Vital Records of Central New York, 1813-1850

    974.7/BOW 10,000 Vital Records of Eastern New York, 1777-1834


    974.8/DUN The Scotch-Irish of Colonial Pennsylvania

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    974.8/EGL Pennsylvania Genealogies, Chiefly Scotch-Irish and German

    974.8/FIS Early Pennsylvania Births, 1675-1875

    974.8/GENGenealogies of Pennsylvania Families from the Genealogical Magazine, VolumeII, Hi-So

    974.8/GENGenealogies of Pennsylvania Families from the Genealogical Magazine, VolumeIII, St-Z with Bible Records

    974.8/HOE Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research in Pennsylvania

    974.8/IRIPennsylvania German Marriages; Marriages and Ma