Joynt Family Chronicles
A One-Name Study

 

Descendants of David Patrick Joynt

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1. DAVID PATRICK1 JOYNT was born Abt. 1800 in Gort, Galway, Ireland, and died Abt. 1870 in Dubuque Co. Iowa. He married BRIDGET ANN MCDERMOTT Abt. 1818 in Gort, Galway Ireland. She was born Abt. 1800 in Gort, Galway, Ireland, and died 01/15/1869 in Dyersville, Dubuque Co. Iowa (Source: Homestead papers of Michael Joynt, son.).

Notes for DAVID PATRICK JOYNT:

Clare Journal Jan 13 1851

Clare Assizes

David Joint, John Geogan, Margaret Geogan and Martin Joint were indicted for an assault and rescue of cattle seized for rent by Mr.Kerin, agent. Not guilty - it having been proved by a policeman who was present that the seizure was made before sunrise.

[Tithe law provided that private property could be taken if a person defaulted. It also provided that personal property in the form of livestock could be seized only between sunrise and sunset, and that animals behind locked doors could not be taken.]

This is an important event in that I think it definitely links David with the Poulataggle, co Clare Joynts. David is the only Joynt I have found in Ireland with that given name so this must be our David Joynt.

Why?

Griffith's Valuation co. Clare (1855) lists

Edmond Joynt in Poulataggle, Kilkeedy parish, co. Clare

The Cancelled Land Books which came after that shows for Poulataggle a. John Geoghegan Sr. (same as Geogan),b. Michael Geoghegan, c. Edmond Joynt d. Michael Mullins, e. John Geoghegan Jr.. Over the years progression for a. John Geohegan Sr>Martin Geohegan>Michael Baker>Thomas Baker b. Micheal Geohegan>Patrick Geohegan>Michael Geohegan, c. , Edmond Joynt went from Edmond Joynt>Michael Joynt>Patrick Joynt, d. Michael Mullins >not replaced, e. John Geoghegan Jr>Patrick Geoghegan. The 1851 Clare Journal article links David with the Geogan/Geohegans for rent from probably this piece of land in Poulataggle. According to Griffiths in Galway (1853-1854) David Joint was then later an occupier of land in Ashfield Demesne, Beagh, Galway and Derry, Beagh, Galway. Geoghegans were also in Beagh parish but did not occupy land near David or from the same landlord.

Michael Joynt may be the Michael Joynt who married Mary Larkin/Laskin 2/16/1858 Tubber, Gort, Galway (src: Galway Family History Center); however, the marriage date is rather late in years for a marriage David's generation. Patrick Joynt was the Patrick probably still there on 1901 Clare census for Kilkeedy. Patrick estimated b. 1864 m. to Catherine ?. Children of Patrick were Mary, Martin, Patrick, Thomas and Ann. Also, in "The Parish of Kilkeedy, A Local History" compiled by Frank Brew, page 211 is an article written by James O'Loughlin called "Memories of Tubber and Kilkeedy During the "Troubles". He says, "The Volunteers I remember best were Frank Kelly, the Ruanes, O'Briens,Moylans, O'Loughlins, Walshes, Joynts..."

So, from this information perhaps Edmond is the father of sons, Michael, Martin and David. Michael, being the eldest because he was the one to remain on the land in Poulataggle. It's funny, though that Edmond does not carry on as a family name in our lines; however, I have seen other Edmond Joynts (Ireland>Smith Falls, Canada>Michigan branch of John Joynt/ Maria Layng) Since Edmond's presumed oldest son was Michael, Edmond may be the son of Michael Joynt who was a flax grower in co. Mayo 1796 and who has not been found on any other records.

And what of this Martin Joynt who was arrested with David? He may be David's brother and may have been the Martin married to Mary Fahey. This is the only Martin Joynt I have found in almost any Joynt records. At St. Joseph's Church [src: FHC film 0279210-Abbeyknockmoy parish, Galway Catholic parish registers 1821-1915] on Oct. 29, 1844 Martin Joynt and Mary Fahey of More, Abbeyknockmoy parish, co Galway were baptizing their daughter, Mary (sponsors John Hanley and Margaret ??) Other Joynts listed were Mary Joynt who along with Pat Newil sponsored a baptism of Mark Gleason of John Gleason and Mary Burke on July 27, 1843 at Cellugh, Honor Joint who was a sponsor at baptism of Tom Rabbit of Tom Rabbit and Mary Kelly at Pullavarly on Aug 26, 1846, Biddy Joint who was sponsor at baptism of Honor Mullin of John Mullin and Peggy Maghor at Pulvarly on Oct. 29, 1846 and the baptisms of John Rabbit, son of Pat Rabbit and Mary Joynt on Jan 31, 1847 sponsors John Mullin and Mary Rabbit and son, Pat, baptized on Mar 15, 1850 at Pulvarly, Abbeyknockmoy, Galway, sponsors Pat Rabbit and Honor Joint. Also on Griffiths for Abbeyknockmoy was listed in townland of Ballynakilla, Patrick Joint. Some of the church records extended to 1915 and I did not see any Joynts listed after 1850 or before 1844. These Joynts were definitely Catholic which was out of the norm for Joynts in Ireland. From this info and the knowledge that these births were occuring during same time frame as David's children, I surmise that Mary, Martin and Biddy could have been siblings of David. At one time I had a note from someone who thought Martin Joynt and Mary Fahey may have been in Ohio. Supposedly this letter was written to Martin Joynt/Mary Fahey/Fay by Thomas Fahey/Fay, but relationship is unproven at this time.

Middletown, April 23rd,1875

My Dear Brother in Law

I mean to inform you that I received your very flattering note and hope you will excuse the delay in answering it. As you are aware of I being sick. I laid on my bed for tow days and just as soon as I got well Mary got ill. She has been real sick now for a week. But today, Friday, she seems to be a little better, took a bad cold, had pains in all her bones and a tremendous headache, steady since Monday night. Martin, I hope you are easy and contented since you seen the folks. All enjoying good health and hope the old man will enjoy himself now I expect to see you up before too long. Irene and Johnny are well, hope we all will be well soon. Meantime I was real sorry for being taken sick the day you happened to come. If it had not been for that, you and I would take a ride down to the country. Mary got a note this day from Minnie, glad to hear you all are well. No more to say, so I will conclude by sending you in union with Mary and the children our best love and respects. Yours truly, Thomas and Mary Fay Mary sends her best respects to all the family.

Other Catholic Joynts around this same area and time frame are found in the parish of Kinvara, co Galway, a parish just NW of Beagh parish. FHC film 0979692 Catholic parish registers of Kinvara 1831-1853 lists the following and, again these births/baptisms are occuring around the same time frame as the birth of David's children which means some of these Joynts could be his siblings or cousins.

Oct 5, 1843 at Killina Michael of Michael Lee and Mary Joint sp. Pat Joint and Mary Lally

May 9, 1845 at Killina John of Michael Leigh and Mary Joint sp. Ned Hynes and Mary Larkin (the Mary Larkin who later m. Michael Joynt??)

Baptisms:

June 17, 1847 at Killina Mary of Michael Lee and Mary Joint sp. Ned Fallon and Mary Fahey

Dec. 1, 1850 at Killina Mary of Martin Monoghand and Kitty Joint sp. James Ford and Mary Joint

Dec. 6, 1850 at Dugoora Catherine of Michael Leihea and Mary Joint sp. John and Mary O'***

July 1, 1852 at Dugura James of Michael Leah and Mary Joint

Aug 10, 1852 at Dugora Michael of Martin Monahand and Kitty Joyce [sic.] sp. John Kean and Biddy O'Dea

Marriages:

Dec. 16, 1849 Martin Monaghan to Kate Joynt witt. Michael Leahy and Bridget Daly

Note Michael Lee/Leihea/Leah/ Leahy are probably all one and the same man as well as Martin Monoghand/Monahand/Monaghan.

Also found in Killina, Kinvara, Galway was James Joynt teacher of a hedge school. [src: Education in Kilmacduagh in the 19th Century. Appendix II. Payments by the children, about 50 children for daily attendance, established 12 Jan. 1835 with instruction in reading, writing, arithmetic and catechism.] Also of this area was Ned Joint according to a List of Inhabitants of the United Parishes of Kinvara,Duras, and Killina, as Compiled by Rev. Thos. Kelly A.D. 1834: at Cahercum were Edmond Kilkelly,Ned Joint,Cusack,Patt Lally,John Fallon, Patt Cahel, John Hynes, Martin Coan and John Fahy. Ned was sometimes a nickname for Michael I have found.

I also thought at one time that the Honor that appeared as a sponsor in Abbeyknockmoy records and also as a sponsor in the Beagh parish records may have been David's mother. The Honor who stood as sponsor at baptisms and as a marriage witness at Beagh was probably not David's daughter, Honora as she was not born until 1846. Since Honor disappeared from church records at Abbeyknockmoy after 1850 but appeared in the Beagh parish registers after 1850 I thought she may have been David's mother come to live with him. There were no marriage, birth records involving her so she must have been an older woman. And since David and family emigrated from Beagh parish, this Honor suddenly disappeared so she must have died before they emigrated. I also thought the Patrick Joynt of Abbeyknockmoy may have been her husband and father of David. Patrick died, she came to Beagh parish to live with her son.

Beagh parish records of interest:

b. 20 Dec 1855 bap. 23 Dec 1855 Thomas of Michael McDermott and Mary McNamara sp. John Nelly and Bridget Joynt [Bridget is probably dau. of David who m. Daniel Joseph Higgins, 1855 in Galena, Ill., Michael may be brother of Bridget McDermott Joynt, David's wife]

b. 15 Nov 1857 bap. 22 Nov 1857 James of Patt Nelly and Margaret Joynt sp. Michael Whelan and Catherine Nelly.

b. 6 Dec 1857 bap 7 Dec 1857 Michael of John Nelly and Anne McDermott sp. Patt *** and Ann Joynt [probably our Anne Joynt who later became Sister Severena at Philadelphia, PA]

b. 30 Jan 1858 bap. 31 Jan 1858 Bridget of John Nestor and Mary Foundation sp John Healy and Bridget Joynt. [Wonder if this John Nestor is related to Michael "Ned" Nestor who m. Mary Joynt]

b. 9 Nov 1858 and bap. 16 Nov Martin of Patt Nally and Peggy Joynt sp. Patt Joynt and Mary Lally resides Creffmahon.[ [Margaret Joynt Nally was the only Joynt to stay behind in Beagh. Interestingly enough, descendants of this Martin Nally , son of Patt Nally/Margaret Joynt, still live in Beagh-one being Mattie Perril (my third cousin) son of May Nelly (abt 1898-1962) and Michael Perril and Margaret Geoghan "Baby" Nelly, wife of Peter Nelly (my second cousin once removed). Martin Nelly's wife was Bridget Fahy. When we visited Beagh parish in 1997 Mattie Perril didn't want anything to do with us "Yanks" but "Baby" Nelly was very cordial and showed us around the town. Unfortunately she was a little short on genealogical knowledge of the Joynts]

b. 5 Apr 1860 bap. 8 Apr 1860 John of Patt Nelly and Peggy Joynt sp. John *** and Honor Joynt resides Creffmahon.

b. 14 Sep 1860 bap. 16 Sep 1860 Bridget of Martin Dealy and Bridget Healy sp Michael Fogerty and Honour Joynt resides Ashfield.

b. 25 Mar 1863 bap. 27 Mar 1863 Mary of Pat Collans and Mary Towhy sp. David Joynt and Honour Joynt resides Ennistisman-strangers. [strange that David and Honour stood as baptismal sponsors to "strangers"]

b. 28 Aug 1863 bap. 30 Aug Henry of Henry Burdoo and Mary Killalee sp David Joynt and Cate Morgan note resides Creffmahon-illegitimate

b. 1 Oct 1866 bap. 3 Oct Mary of John Nelly and Anne McDermott sp. Michael Joynt and Catherine Joynt resides Ballybay

b. 25 Jan 1871 bap. 29 Jan 1871 Michael of Patricio Nally and Margarita Nelly sp Johannes Nelly and Anna Fahey notes: resides Ashfield-sub conditions Baptisima (what do the notes mean?)

Marriages:

Aug 26, 1862 John Healy to Mary Keely witt: David Joynt, Bridget McDermott and Honour Joynt.

Jan 22, 1863 Michael Loughary to Mary Luis Wit. Patt Joynt and Anne Fahey.

Jan 15, 1865 Martin Carney to Mary Dealy wit. John Carney and Honour Joynt

Checks for Christmas 1856 David Joynt 2-6.

David Joynt m. Bridget McDermott. On Griffiths Michael McDermott was living on land next to David. When we visited Beagh parish several years ago I noted that McDermotts still live on this land and thought they could be related to gg grandmother, Bridget McDermott Joynt. McDermotts were not home at the time of our visit so we could chat.

 

 

Children of DAVID JOYNT and BRIDGET MCDERMOTT are:

2. i. WINIFRED2 JOYNT.

3. ii. BRIDGET JOYNT, b. 01/1830, Ireland; d. 04/10/1918.

4. iii. MARY JOYNT, b. Bet. 09/1832 - 1833, County Galway,Ireland; d. 01/28/1905, Emmetsburg township, Palo Alto County, Iowa.

iv. ANNE JOYNT, b. Bet. 1836 - 1837; d. Abt. 02/18/1914, Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania.

Notes for ANNE JOYNT:

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, 18 Feb 1914:

Spent Forty-Nine Years Taking Care of Orphans

A few days ago Patrick Joynt received word that his oldest sister, Sister Severina, had died of pneumonia at Pittsburg. She was 77 years old. She became a member of the Sisters of Charity 49 years ago and her entire life as a religious ws spent in an orphan asylum at Pittsburg. Mrs. John Joynt visited her during the past summer as did also Dr. Martin Joynt, Dr. Robert Joynt and Charles Joynt. Mrs. Joynt says that ther were 1,100 orphans in the institution when she was there. There were 36 Sisters in charge of them. What a sacrifice for homeless and helpless children. Surely Providence will reward generously those who are so heroically devoted to the welfare of unfortunate little ones. Patrick and Michael Joynt, Mrs. Daniel Higgins and Mrs. Walter Keating of this place are the surviving members of the family of fourteen sons and daughters. They have the sympathy of our citizens in their sorrrow.

----- Original Message -----

From: <Xclinch@aol.com>

To: <labaths@netins.net>

Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2000 7:33 PM

Subject: "Sister Severina"

> Hi Kathy,

> I grew up in Pittsburgh and I think the name of the orphanage run by the > Sisters of Charity was "Rosalia Foundling Home" (sp?). > The Motherhouse for the Sisters of Charity is located at Seton Hill College, > Greensburg, Pa. and I am sure they would have information on Sister Severina > in their archives. Certainly worth a try.

> I was taught by the Sisters of Charity and my oldest sister is a SC now > living in retirement at Seton Hill. > Good luck in your quest,

> Carole Lynch
> Willoughby, Oh

5. v. PATRICK JOYNT, b. 05/1839, Galway Co. , Ireland; d. 10/28/1920.

6. vi. MARGARET JOYNT, b. Abt. 1843; d. Abt. 03/13/1913, Ireland.

7. vii. JOHN JOYNT, b. 01/1845, Gort, Galway, Ireland; d. 02/06/1912, Emmetsburg,Iowa.

8. viii. HONORA JOYNT, b. 05/20/1846, Ireland; d. 03/04/1876.

9. ix. CATHERINE JOYNT, b. 11/1847, County Galway,Ireland; d. 03/18/1931, Emmetsburg,Iowa.

10. x. MICHAEL JOYNT, b. 09/17/1851, Gort, Galway Ireland; d. 11/24/1918, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa.

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. WINIFRED2 JOYNT (DAVID PATRICK1) She married MICHAEL HALL.

 

Children of WINIFRED JOYNT and MICHAEL HALL are:

i. ANN3 HALL, m. MORGAN.

ii. IDA HALL, m. KILLEN.

 

3. BRIDGET2 JOYNT (DAVID PATRICK1) was born 01/1830 in Ireland (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..), and died 04/10/1918 (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 3.). She married DANIEL JOSEPH HIGGINS 12/04/1856 in Galena,Jo Daviess, Illinois (Source: (1) Dyersville-Its History and People, p 393-394., (2) Illinois Marriage Index 1763-1900.). He was born 03/1847 in Ireland (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..), and died 1904 in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 3.).

Notes for BRIDGET JOYNT:

Age 88 and a widow at time of death

Emigrated in 1845 according to 1900 census. Living with Dau., Ella. Cannot read/write English.

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

11 June 1913

Mrs. Daniel HIGGINS is spending a few weeks with her daughter, Mrs. Frank McCORMICK, and her sons, J.D. and J.J. HIGGINS, of Great Oak township

 

From the Palo Alto Tribune, Wednesday, April 17,1918

Mrs. Bridget Higgins

Mrs. Bridget Higgins died at the home of her daughter Mrs. C.J. Berger at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10. She was an elderly lady and had been in poor health for some time, so that her death was not unexpected. Funeral services were conducted by Very Rev. P.F. Farrally at the Assumption church at 10 a.m. Friday. The pall bearers were Carl Berger, Willie Joynt, John D. Higgins, Ray Joynt, Patrick Nally and John Finn.

Miss Bridget Joynt was born in the County Galway, Ireland in 1830 being the oldest of a family of ten children. She came to America in 1849 and located at Binghamton, New York, where she lived for a number of years, then moving to Galena, Ill. In November, 1855 she united in marriage with Daniel Higgins at Galena. To this union nine children were born, four of whom died in infancy. The others, two sons and three daughters survive their mother and all reside in this county. They are John J. and Joseph D. Higgins, Mesdames J.M. Kelsh, Frank McCormick and C.J. Berger.

Mr. and Mrs. Higgins moved to Dyersville, Iowa in 1856, where they resided until 1892 when they came to Palo Alto county and settled on a farm in Great Oak township where they lived for four years. In 1896 they moved to Emmetsburg where she since made her home. On Sept. 14, 1904, Mr. Higgins died and since that time, Mrs. Higgins made her home with her daughter, Mrs. C.J. Berger.

The deceased was a resident of this county for twenty-six years and during that time formed a large acquaintance and made very many friends. She was mild and gentle in manner, kind and courteous to all and her Christian life was beautiful to its close. Through all the trials, sorrows and vicissitudes that she met in the pathway of life, her faith in God never faltered. She had a kindly regard for all with whom she came in contact and no one ever came to her home without feeling the warmth of her genuine hospitality. Age did not diminish her solicitude for her friends or her interest in young people. She was a true and devoted wife, a kind and loving sister, and a mother whose dearest lifeís interests were those of her children. She lived a long and useful life and departed from life with the confidence that eternal reward awaited her . Besides her two sons and three daughters, two brothers, Patrick and Michael Joynt, one sister, Mrs.Walter Keating survive her. To them the Tribune extends sincere sympathy.

From "Berger Genealogy" by Father Leo Berger and Bill Berger:

Page 11

Note: Father Berger started this research in 1977 and I worked a little with him from time to time. Since his death in Nov. of 1986 I have undertaken to complete what I can and pass it along to those who might enjoy reading it.

First Generation

David Patrick Joint and Bridget Ann McDermott were born in Galway County, Ireland, in the village of Shanaglas (sic) (near Gort, which was the county seat). Sometime between 1798 and 1805. They were married in that county and the oldest of their ten children was Bridget (1827-1918). Bridget left Ireland in 1843, at the tender age of sixteen. She was chosen to make the voyage on a sailing ship because anyone who could afford to get out of Ireland in those days and come to the land of opportunity was doing so. Her voyage took thirteen weeks and three days and she landed in New York. It is not known how she landed in Galena, Ill., probably up the Mississippi, but she met and married Daniel Higgins (1817-1904) in Galena, Ill. on Dec. 9, 1856. Daniel Higgins was a blacksmith and made his living by shoeing horses, making plow lays and making horseshoes. It should be noted that there were many people seeking to get out of Ireland and the government would allow only one person per family to make the voyage because of the shortage of space on the sailing ships, and each family had to choose which one was going to make the trip. America, of course, was known as the land of opportunity, overflowing with riches.... Father Berger often spoke of Bridget as being one who was greatly devoted to the Blessed mother and who said her rosary every day without fail, and she was a great influence on his life, and he often attributed his vocation to her prayers. Father Berger was fourteen years old when his grandmother, Bridget, died in Emmetsburg. Father Berger said she was 5' 0" and PLUMP.

Bridget kept house for Charlie and Ella Berger for many years (lived in) because she was a widow for fourteen years after Daniel died and had very little to live on, so she became the housekeeper for Charles and Ella and Father grew quite close to her and she died at the age of 81, actually pretty close to 82, and it's rather ironic that Father lived to be the same age (11-26-86)

Backing up a little here: Bridget and Daniel joined a wagon train which traveled from Galena, Ill. across the Mississippi River to Iowa. They crossed on the ice of the river which was the most frequent method used and the safest at that time-few bridges. They settled in Dyersville, Ia. This community was largely Irish and German and quite Catholic in those days. It was here that Ella Higgins met up with Charles Joseph Berger, the son of a tailor who had moved from Chicago to Dyersville via wagon train, his brother was Henry Charles Berger. Both of these boys had moved from Chicago to Dyersville along with one sister, Mary who lived out her days in that community and married a german farmer by the name of Beckensted. Henry Charles Berger was a painter and farm laborer for the most part and spent his live in the community of Dyersville. Charles Joseph met and married Ella Higgins, who was a school teacher of some renown, in Dyersville in 1888 and that is carried forward as the Third Generation.

Second Generation

Following their marriage, Daniel Higgins and Bridget McDermott Higgins moved to Dyersville, Ia. and to this union were born the following children: John, Maria (Mrs. Mike Kelsh), Margaret (Mrs. Frank McCormick), Ellen "Ella" (Mrs. Charles J. Berger) and Joseph. They also had three children die in infancy: Anna, David and Katherine. One of these was a twin brother or sister of Joseph. Joseph Higgins later married Mary McCormick in Emmetsburg.

 

 

More About BRIDGET JOYNT:

Cause of Death: natural regurgitation

Fact 1: 04/12/1918, buried St. John's Catholic Cemetery-E'burg

Notes for DANIEL JOSEPH HIGGINS:

He died before Bridget as Bridget's death record indicates she was a widow at time of death

1900 census lists Daniel and Bridget as living with child, Ella Higgins Berger. Emigrated in 1835. Cannot read/write English.

From Dyersville-Its History and People

Halbach, Rev. Arthur A. Dyersville; Its History and People. Milwaukee, WI: St. Joseph Press, 1939

MR. AND MRS. DANIEL HIGGINS (PP. 393-394)

Daniel Higgins was born in Ireland and came to Dyersville in 1856. In 1855 he married Bridget Joynt at Galena, Illinois. She was also born in Ireland.

Mr. Higgins followed his trade as a blacksmith for thirty-six years, having built his blacksmith shop in West Dyersville on the site of the present Gerken Shop. The back part of that building was occupied by the Ferdinand Mieding Wagon Shop. Then he retired and sold his business to his nephew, Peter Higgins.

Shortly after they came to Dyersville, their home was burned to the ground.

Then they established their home, where the family lived for many years, on the site where the Sisters' Convent now stands, lot 308, which Higgins bought in 1864. Selling this lot to Father Kortenkamp in 1872, they moved the house a few blocks south to lot 179, present home of John Hildebrand, and lived there until 1892 when they moved to Emmetsburg.

They had the following children: John, Maria (Mrs. Michael Kelsh), Margaret (Mrs. Frank McCormick), Ellen (Mrs. Charles Berger), and Joseph. Three children, Anna, David, and Catherine died in infancy. A grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Higgins became a priest, the Rev. Leo J. Berger, pastor of Sibley, Iowa. Mr. Higgins died in 1904 at Emmetsburg, and Mrs. Higgins died in April, 1916 at the same place.

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Church and Cemetery Holdings of New Wine Twp., Dubuque Co., IA

p. 130 St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery, Dyersville, Bremen Twp., Delaware

Co., IA (This cemetery crosses county lines.)

Mary and Joseph Higgins d. 12 Nov 1906

Catherine E. Higgins b. 8 Mar 1865 d. 18 Sep 1909 Wife of Peter

Mother

Peter Higgins b. 26 Apr 1863 d. 2 Sep 1943 Father

Clifford Higgins b. 12 Oct 1900 d. 2 Aug 1925 Son of Peter and

Catherine Higgins

p. 148

Marcella M. Dunn b. Oct 1897 d. 13 Jan 1982

Irving M. Dunn b. 10 Oct 1901 d. 11 May 1944

p. 91

Joseph Heisler b. b. 1885 d. 1974

Agnes F. Heisler b. 1886 d. 1965

Anna Heisler b. 1867 d. 1955

George Heisler b. 1855 d. 1951

p. 117

Frank Heisler b. 1898 d. 1936

St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery, New Vienna, New Wine Twp., Dubuque Co., IA

p. 61

Franika Heisler b. 14 Apr 1843 d. 10 Aug 1863 Daughter of N. & Sophia

Heisler

Church and Cemetery Holdings of Dodge Twp., Dubuque Co., IA

p. 6

Susan Dunn b. 11 Dec. 1838 Daughter of T. & M. Dunn d. age 31 yr 2m

18 ds

Thackera Dunn b. 6 June 1799 d. 21 Oct 1869

 

 

Children of BRIDGET JOYNT and DANIEL HIGGINS are:

i. JOHN J.3 HIGGINS, b. 11/1858, Dubuque Co, Iowa (Source: (1) 1895 Iowa Census-Great Oak Twp., (2) 1900 Census Palo Alto County, Iowa.); d. 02/19/1922, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa (Source: Obit.); m. MARY JANE MCGOWAN, 04/14/1885, Dyersville, Dubuque, Iowa (Source: Obit.); b. 07/04/1864, Dyersville, Dubuque Co, Iowa (Source: (1) 1895 Iowa Census-Great Oak Twp., (2) Obit.); d. 07/01/1919, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa (Source: Obit.).

Notes for JOHN J. HIGGINS:

Emmetsburg Democrat, 20 July 1910:

J.J. and J.D. HIGGINS recently enjoyed a visit from P. HIGGINS and family of Dubuque county

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

22 Feb 1922

JOHN J HIGGINS PASSES AWAY

He Was in a Very Serious Condition Since September

John J Higgins, who was in a very serious condition since early September, passed away at this home in this city Sunday morning about 7 o'clock. For several months herealized that permanent relief could not be given him and was prepared and willing to yield to the inevitable.

The funeral was held yesterday. It was very largely attended by friends and neighbors in this city and community and by a large number who lived close to him when he was a resident of the Ayrshire neighborhood. The Knights of Columbus, of which he was a member, attended in a body. Services were conducted at the Assumption church, Monsignor P.F. Farrelly celebrating a solemn requiem mass. He was assisted by Fathers Savage and McNerney. The burial was in St. John's cemetery. The active pall bearers were Carl and Leo Berger, Daniel and William Higgins and William and Charles Joynt. The honorary pall bearers were T.H. Conlon, John Burns, James Degnan, J.T. Maguire, Joseph Kibbie and John O'Brien.

John J Higgins was born at Dyersville, Iowa, November 24, 1856. His age was 63. He was united in marriage to Miss Mary McGowan of that place on April 14, 1885. He and Mrs. Higgins located in this county in 1893. They lived on a farm in Great Oak township until March 1919. Mr. Higgins is survived by five sons-John, Charles, Edmund, Harold and Bertrand- and four daughters-Mrs. John Hand of Borup, Minnesota, Mrs. Leo Shaney of Emmetsburg township and Misses Mary and Margaret, who are at home. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. M.J. Kelsh and Mrs. Frank McCormick- and one brother, J.D. Higgins of this place. his sister, Mrs. C.J. Berger, died last April.

Mr. Higgins was an upright, worthy citizen in every way. He appreciated and encouraged honest effort on the part of others to improve social, religious and material conditions about him and he was tasty and far seeing in any improvement he undertook. He built up an exceptionally fine farm home and he bought a neat, comfortable residence for his wife and family when he located in this city. He was a genial neighbor and a cheerful, obliging, warm hearted friend. He and Mrs. Higgins were the parents of nine most exemplary sons and daughters. This is, after all, one of the best evidences of parents as members of society. His faith in providential desire to direct, bless and reward human effort was strong and abiding. He was devoted to his church, revered its teachings and practiced humbly and devoutly its precepts. Among his special traits were his sociability, his good-nature, and his joviality. He could generally see the bright as well as the humorous side of things and he was eager to make them helpful to his friends and companions. His death will be sincerely mourned by all who mingled with him as well as by the members of his household, who were very dear to him. All have the sincere sympathy of our many citizens in their bereavement.

More About JOHN J. HIGGINS:

Burial: St John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Iowa

Notes for MARY JANE MCGOWAN:

1900 Palo Alto Co, IA Census lists she gave birth to 6 children, only 5 living.

 

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, 22 July 1919

MRS. JOHN HIGGINS LAID TO REST

Funeral on Thursday, Was Largely Attended

Mrs. John J. Higgins died at her home in this city Tuesday afternoon of last week. Her condition for several weeks was hopeless. She became ill in September. She went to Colfax Springs where she remained for eight weeks. Later she took treatment in Retreat hospital in Des Moines. She was also in Mercy hospital for a short time. She did not receive any encouragement and finally went to Rochester, Minnesota where she consulted the Drs. Mayo. They could not, it seems, do anything to relieve her. She bore her affliction with a resignation that was truly Christian but she gradually became weaker and after many months of lingering, death came to relieve her.

The funeral was held Thursday. Services were conducted at the Assumption church, Very Rev. P.F. Farrelly officiating. The burial was in St. John's cemetery. There was an unusually large attendance. Many came from Ayrshire and other neighboring places to be present at the obsequies. The pall bearers were her three nephews, Frank McGowan, Carl Berger and Daniel Higgins and three cousins, John Finn, Charles Joynt and D.W. Joynt.

Mary Jane McGowan was born at Dyersville, Iowa, July 4, 1864. Hence she was closing out her fifty-fifth year. She grew to womanhood in her home community. She was married at Dyersville, April 14, 1885, to John J Higgins. Mr. and Mrs. Higgins lived in the vicinity of Dyersville until 1893 when they moved to this county. They located on a farm in Great Oak township. They became prosperous and built a fine home. Last fall they bought James Murray's large residence in this city. They moved into it in March but Mrs. Higgins did not have the good fortune to enjoy it long. Mrs. Higgins is survived by her husband, five sons and four daughters. The sons are Charles, Edmund, Harold and Bertrand. The daughters are Mrs. John Hand of Borup, Minnesota and Misses Mary, Margaret and Loretta Higgins who are at home. Three children died in infancy. Mrs. Higgins death is also mourned by her sister, Mrs. M.B. Kane of Ayrshire and her brother, John McGowan, of Kansas City, Missouri. Two brothers, Thomas and William, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Higgins had scarcely passed womanhood's prime when she was taken from the inviting domestic scenes that were so dear to a wife and mother of her taste, temperment and ambition. Nine worthy sons and daughters were regularly the recipients of her love and her attention and all the comforts of the prosperous, happy home were hers to enjoy. It is sad indeed that life, when surroundings are so inviting and promising, should have so many and such bitter disappointments, but Providence undoubtedly knows what is best for all of us and will, in some way, compensate the bereft and sorrowing for the heavy burdens they are asked to bear. Mrs. Higgins worries, during the early stages of her illness, were greatly increased by the absence of her son, Charles, in France and the realization of the perilous dangers to which he was from time to time subjected. For months after she commenced to decline she waited anxiously and longingly for his return. The war department, for some unknown reason, failed to grant him a furlough so that he might come home to see his weak, declining mother. However, Mrs. Higgins never gave up hope until he and his absent sister, Mrs. John Hand, reached her bedside. The deceased was a truly devoted wife, a provident, loving, watchful, zealous mother and a sincere practical Christian lady. She was in every way an active, helpful, useful member of the thrifty public spirited community in which she resided. Her high aims, her commendable resolutions and her ennobling deeds will during the years to come, have a marked influence for good in the lives of her devoted sons and daughters. They will also leave a lasting impression on the minds of the many who mingled with her in neighborhood and other affairs. The sympathy of all goes out to the husband and the other members of the household in the great sorrow that has come to them.

More About MARY JANE MCGOWAN:

Burial: St John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Iowa

ii. JOSEPH D. HIGGINS, b. 07/1868, Dubuque Co, Iowa (Source: (1) 1895 Iowa Census-Great Oak Twp., (2) 1900 Census Palo Alto County, Iowa.); d. 1958; m. MARY BRIDGET MCCORMICK, 02/11/1896, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa (Source: Newspaper.); b. 10/1870, Blackhawk Co, Iowa (Source: (1) 1900 Census Palo Alto County, Iowa., (2) 1895 Iowa Census-Nevada Twp.); d. 1959.

Notes for JOSEPH D. HIGGINS:

It appears that most of the children of Joseph and Mary went by their middle names instead of their first names.

Document by one of the sons of Carl Berger/Florence O'Brien Dated 4-1-1987 "Joseph Higgins and Mary McCormick Family":

Of all the Higgins families, I was most exposed to the family of Uncle Joe and Aunt Mary Higgins who lived on a farm in Great Oak Township, about four miles east of Ayrshire, Iowa and about one mile S.

Emmetsburg Democrat, 20 July 1910:

J.J. and J.D. HIGGINS recently enjoyed a visit from P. HIGGINS and family of Dubuque county

Emmetsburg Democrat; July 24, 1918

A dance was given in the J.D. HIGGINS barn one evening during the past week. About $40 was realized. The amount was turned over to the Great Oak branch of the Red Cross.

iii. MARIA HIGGINS, m. MICHAEL KELSH.

iv. MAGGIE HIGGINS, b. 1865, Dubuque Co, Iowa (Source: (1) St. John's Cemetery Records., (2) 1895 Iowa Census-Great Oak Twp.); d. 1948 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.); m. FRANK MCCORMICK; b. 1865 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.); d. 1935 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).

More About FRANK MCCORMICK:

Residence: 1913, Great Oak township, Palo Alto, Iowa

v. ELLEN HIGGINS, b. 09/22/1865, Dyersville, Dubuque Co, Iowa (Source: 1895 Iowa Census-City of Emmetsburg.); d. 04/10/1921, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa; m. CHARLES JOSEPH BERGER, 05/02/1888, Dyersville, Dubuque County, Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..); b. 03/1866, Germany; d. 1930.

Notes for ELLEN HIGGINS:

1900 census lists birth of one child, one living

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, April 6, 1921

Mrs. C.J. Berger Undergoes an Operation

Monday Mrs. C.J. Berger of this city, who was quite ill for some time, underwent a surgical operation for an ulcer on one of her kidneys. Dr. O'Keefe, one of the hospital specialists at Sioux City, assisted by Dr. Hennessey and Brerton, performed the operation. Mrs. Berger's condition is still considered quite serious and her relatives and friends have reason to feel worried regarding her chances for recovery. Dr. O'Keefe came from Sioux City to Fonda over the Illinois Central where Carl Berger met him by car and brought him to Emmetsburg. He is the surgeon who operated on Miss Kirby some time ago.

 

From the Palo Alto Reporter, Thursday, April 14, 1921:

On Sunday morning the C.J. Berger home in this city was sadden [sic] by the death of the wife and mother. Mrs. Berger had been ill for about two months and last week it was found necessary to perform an operation. Following this she seemed to be holding her own for a couple of days but after that her strength slowly failed and she passed on to her reward on Sunday.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday from Assumption church. Monsignor P.F. Farrelly, assisted by Fathers McNerney and Savage of this city and Father Underberg of West Bend, celebrated mass. The honorary pall bearers were: Chas. Duhigg, J.D. McCarty, J.T. Maguire, John Moncrief, John Steil and P.F. McMahon. The active pall bearers were: C.T. Nolan, P.H. Donlon, J.P. Carney, M.F. Kerwick, John McDonald, and Ed McNally. There was an unusually large attendance at the funeral, the Daughters of Isabella and Ladies Forresters marching in a body as Mrs. Berger was a member of these organizations. The interment was made in St. John's cemetery.

Ellen Higgins was born at Dyersville Iowa on September 22, 1865 and in consequence was 55 years of age. She grew to womanhood in the community in which she was born and on May 2, 1888 she was united in marriage to Mr. C.J. Berger For a time they resided at Dyersville removing to this city and county in 1892 where Mr. Berger engaged in the mercantile business. This has been their home ever since. Mrs. Berger leaves to mourn her death her husband; two sons, Carl and Leo; two brothers, J.J. and J.D. Higgins; and two sisters, Mrs. Frank McCormick and Mrs. M.J. Kelsh.

Mrs. Berger was a woman widely known and as widely loved and respected. All who knew her admired her for her true womanliness, her devout Christian spirit and her splendid companionship as a friend and neighbor. Her first care was ever toward her home which she enlightened as only a wife and mother can do. As a member of the Catholic church she was a devout and conscientious member pledging her zeal and support to its best interests. In the community she always took an active part and was a faithful and enthusiastic member of the orders to which she belonged. The community has suffered a distinct loss in the passing of this worthy woman. The bereaved family and relatives have the sympathy of all in their sorrow.

Notes for CHARLES JOSEPH BERGER:

1895 IA State Census listed as merchant, b. Germany.

1900 census lists occupation as grocer in Freedom TWP. Emigrated in 1869, owns home.

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

25 Dec 1912

NEWS OF TWENTY YEARS AGO

A Few Items Taken From the Files of the Democrat of December 7, 1892

Charles J. BERGER has rented the building just west of J.C. PAULSON's harness shop and will put in a stock of groceries

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NEWS OF TWENTY YEARS AGO

A Few Items Taken From the Files of the Democrat of April 18, 1894

C.J. BERGER has gone to Dyersville to attend the marriage of one of his brothers.

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Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

13 Apr 1910

C.J. BERGER and Master Carl were called to Dyersville Thursday evening by the death of Mr. BERGER's mother. She was quite advanced in years and had been ill most of the winter. Her husband died during the past year. Our esteemed fellow townsman has the sympathy of his many friends and patrons in his sorrow.

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Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

28 Sept 1912

Wednesday night a few pairs of shoes, a number of neckties, and a small amount in cash were taken from C.J. BERGER's store. A window pane at the rear end of the south side of the building was taken out and the window was raised. In this way the burglars gained an entrance to the building. So far the offender has not been located.

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Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

11 June 1913

Charles BERGER is a delegate to the C.O.F. convention at Waterloo this week. His son Carl accompanied him and will spend the week visiting relatives at that place

Marriage Notes for ELLEN HIGGINS and CHARLES BERGER:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

14 May 1913

Their Twenty-Fifth Anniversary

Sunday the relatives of Mr. and Mrs. C.J. BERGER gave them a most agreeable surprise the occasion being the 25th anniversary of their marriage. The afternoon and evening were spent in social recreation and it is needless to say that many treasured memories were recalled. Mr. and Mrs. BERGER were the recipients of many fine articles of silverware and also an elegant dining room table. Among those who were present from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. M.B. KANE, Mr and Mrs. J.D. HIGGINS, Mr and Mrs. J.J. HIGGINS, Mr. and Mrs. Frank McCORMICK of the Ayrshire parish and Mr. and Mrs. SLAGLE of Ruthven. The other guests were from the local parishes.

 

 

vi. ANNA HIGGINS.

Notes for ANNA HIGGINS:

Died in infancy

vii. DAVID HIGGINS.

Notes for DAVID HIGGINS:

Died in infancy

viii. CATHERINE HIGGINS.

Notes for CATHERINE HIGGINS:

Died in infancy

 

4. MARY2 JOYNT (DAVID PATRICK1) was born Bet. 09/1832 - 1833 in County Galway,Ireland (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..), and died 01/28/1905 in Emmetsburg township, Palo Alto County, Iowa (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.). She married (1) MICHAEL NESTOR 07/15/1861 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. He was born Abt. 1834 (Source: Tombstone Photo.), and died 04/28/1869 in Emmetsburg township, Palo Alto County, Iowa. She married (2) EDWARD MURPHY 05/21/1872, son of LAWRENCE MURPHY and ROSE BENNETT. He was born Bet. 1830 - 1838, and died 03/05/1893.

Notes for MARY JOYNT:

FINAL PROOF REQUIRED UNDER HOMESTEAD ACT OF MAY 20, 1862, AND ACT OF JUNE 18, 1874

We, James Hickey and Patrick Joynt, do solemnly swear that we have known Mary Murphy for 5 years last past; that she is married and has a family consisting of a husband and five children and that she is over 21 years old and a citizen of the United States; that he is an inhabitant in the East half of South East qr of Section No. 28 in Township No. 96, of Range No. 33, and that no other person resided upon the said land entitled to the right of Homestead or Pre-emption.

That the said Mary Murphy (formerly Mrs. Nestor) entered upon and made settlement on said land on the 5th day of July, 1869, and has built a house thereon 12 x 16 ft one story high, 1 door 2 windows, shingle roof, all built in a good workman-like manner and has lived in the said house and mide it her exclusive home from the 5th day of July, 1869, to the present time; and that she has since said settlement plowed, fenced and cultivated about 24 acres of said land and has made the following improvements thereon, to wit: Dug a good well, built stables and cattle yard, built about a half mile of wire fence &c.

That notice of her intention to make final homestead proof on said land was posted on the land and on the door of the Court-House of Palo Alto county, Iowa, from the 23rd day of January to the 15th day of Feb, 1875 and that in consequence of the ravages of the grasshoppers we are satisfied that he is unable, without serious loss and inconvenience to defray the expense of a personal attendance at the District Land Office.

[signed] Jas. Hickey and Patrick Joynt

Thos. J. Prouty, do hereby certify that the above affidavit was taken and subscribed before me this 15th day of Feb. 1875; and I further certify that James Hickey and Patrick Joynt whose names are subscribed to the foregoing affidavit, are persons of respectability, and residents in the neighborhood of the above-described land.

[signed] T.J. Prouty, Clerk

 

 

 

 

1870 Census has her listed as 30 yrs old so may have been born 1840 or so? She was living w/ bros. Patrick, John, Michael. Husband, Ned, must have died in the last year or so as he is not listed and she has Catherine, a 1 yr old. She had real estate in amt. of 400 and personal in amt of 195.

They must have been in PA at least from 1862-1864 as 8 yr old Robert and 6 yr old Mary were born in PA.

1880 Census has her listed as age 40. Married to Edward Murphy. Children all listed as Murphys. Living in Emmetsburg Township. Marked that she could neither read nor write.

Edward died before 1900 census as he was not listed. 1900 census lists Mary as emigrating in 1853 and havlng lived in U.S. for 47 years-Emmetsburg TWP line6 page 99 (13A) household 38,family 38.

 

From the Emmetsburg Democrat Wednesday Feb. 1, 1905:

Mrs. Edward Murphy is Dead

Mrs. Edward Murphy died quite unexpectedly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Donahue, of Emmetsburg twonship, Saturday evening , at 6:30. She was 72 years of age. The funeral was held Tuesday. The usual services were conducted at Assumption church and the interment was in St. John's cemetery. There was a large procession.

The deceased was born in the county of Galway, Ireland in 1833. Her maiden name was mary Joynt. She was a sister of Patrick, John and Michael Joynt, and Mrs. David Higgins, of this place. She came to America in 1853. She lived at Binghampton, New York, one year. In 1854 she went to Pittsburg, Penn. July 15, 1861, she was united in marriage to Michael Nestor. In 1856 they moved to Dyersville, where they resided until 1869. In the spring of 1869 Mr. Nestor came to Palo Alto county and took up a homestead in Emmetsburg township, three miles west of this city. April 28, of the same year, while hunting at Virgin lake, in the western part of the county, he was drowned by the capsizing of the boat which he was rowing. The following September the wife and five children came from Dyersville and settled on the homestead, where she continued to reside until her death. May 21, 1872, she was united in marriage to Edward Murphy who died March 4, 1893. The children born to the first union were Dr. R.J. Nestor, of Waterloo, Iowa; Mrs. Thomas Mulry, of Chicago; David, who died April 8, 1890; Joseph, of Wash, Oklahoma; and Mrs. S. C. Noll, of O'Neill, Nebraska. The children born to the second union are L. Murphy, of this city, and Mrs. James Donahue, who resides on the old homestead. All the surviving members of the family were present at the funeral except Joseph.

Mrs. Murphy was one of the best wives and mothers in the community. She was quiet, unassuming and frugal and her zeal for the education, training and comforts of the members of her family is splendidly exemplified in the lives of the most respected sons and daughters who survive. She was a devout member of the Catholic Church. Her actions were constantly influenced by the highest Christian motives. The dreaded messenger called her quite suddenly, but she knew well God's laws and she observed them, fully realizing that those who live as they should are best prepared to answer the final call. It is hard indeed for the devoted sons and daughters to part with the fondest and best friend that the world knows-she who in infancy, in youth, and in more advanced years, would have cheerfully given up her live were it necessary to insure their safety, but such sad, such dreade partings must in time come to all homes. There is, however, in death's solemn presence, consolation when it is realized taht the live that has gone out was sincere, exemplary, and edifying and that God rewards justly all who serve him faithfully.

 

More About MARY JOYNT:

Burial: St John's Cemetery, E'burg, Iowa

Emigration: 1853, Ireland

Occupation: 1870, Dressmaker (Source: 1870 Census-Great Oak Twp-Palo Alto Co, IA, Handwritten Page 6.)

Notes for MICHAEL NESTOR:

Supposedly drowned in lake chasing after goose he had shot.

More About MICHAEL NESTOR:

Burial: St. John's Cemetery/Palo Alto County, Iowa

Cause of Death: drowning

Notes for EDWARD MURPHY:

1880 census marked that he could not read or write.

 

Palo Alto Reporter, March 10, 1893

Edward Murphy died, at his home, in Emmetsburg township, on the morning of Sunday, March 5. Mr. Murphy has been ailing for several years, but his death was hardly looked for at the time it occured. He has been resident of the county for more that twenty years and was a good citizen.

 

More About EDWARD MURPHY:

Burial: St John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Iowa

Occupation: 1880, Farmer

 

Children of MARY JOYNT and MICHAEL NESTOR are:

i. ROBERT J3 NESTOR, b. Abt. 1862, Pennsylvania (Source: 1870 Census-Great Oak Twp-Palo Alto Co, IA, Handwritten Page 6.); d. 05/29/1928, Battle Creek, Michigan (Source: Obit.).

Notes for ROBERT J NESTOR:

Listed on 1880 census as Murphy. Not known if Nestor children assumed the name of Murphy or kept Nestor.

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E'burg Democrat; March 14, 1917

News Notes of Twenty Years Ago

From the Files of the Democrat of March 17, 1897

Dr. R.J. NESTOR, formerly of this place, has been chosen mayor of Hudson, Iowa.

 

 

 

 

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co, Iowa

21 Feb 1912

Dr. R.J. NESTOR came up from Waterloo Thursday morning to see his uncle, John JOYNT, but the old gentleman had passed away before he arrived. He could not remain long enough to attend the funeral. He has a fine practice at Waterloo and holds front rank among the leading physicians of the city. Our many local citizens will, we are confident, be pleased to learn of his professional license.

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Thursday, May 31, 1928

Dr. Rob J Nestor of Waterloo Dead

Passed Away in Sanitarium at Battle Creek, Michigan.

Interment at Waterloo Saturday

Tuesday evening Mrs. James Donahue of Emmetsburg township received the sad news that her brother, Dr. R.J. Nestor of Waterloo, had passed away in a sanitarium at Battle Creek, Michigan. She knew that he had not been feeling well for some time but had no idea that his condition was so serious. She will leave for Waterloo tomorrow to attend the funeral, which will be held in one of the Catholic churches of that city.

Dr. Nestor spent his boyhood and early manhood years in this community. His people were pioneers. He attended the local schools and when he grew to manhood he taught for a few years. He was capable, energetic and successful. Later he entered a medical college and finished with high hopes. He practiced at Hudson, this state, for a number of years, after which he located in Waterloo. He enjoyed a fine patronage and he became prosperous. He was married at Waterloo in 1901. We have not learned the name of Mrs. Nestor before marriage. Some time later Dr. and Mrs. Nestor took a trip to Europe where the Doctor spent a year or two specializing in the high class medical institutions of Vienna, Austria, and Heidelberg, Germany. Hence he had the best of opportunities to win his way to the front in his profession. He is survived by his beloved wife, two brothers and three sisters. The brothers are Lawrence Murphy of Bonesteel, S.D., and Joseph Nestor, who lives in Oklahoma. The sisters are Mrs. T.J. Mulry of Chicago, Mrs. James Donahue of this community and Mrs. C.S. Knoll of Alberta, Minnesota.

The writer knew Dr. Nestor for more than 42 years and had occasion to entertain the highest respect for him. He was a polished, modest gentleman and he had a pleasing personality. He was upright and courteous and he retained through life the friendship of those whose good will he gained in earlier years. We learn with profound sorrow of his passing and we offer heartfelt sympathy to the surviving relatives.

 

More About ROBERT J NESTOR:

Burial: Waterloo, Iowa

Occupation: 1880, Teaching School (Source: 1880 Palo Alto Co, IA Census.)

Residence: 02/01/1905, Waterloo, Iowa (Source: Obit of Mary Joynt Nestor Murphy, Feb 1, 1905.)

ii. MARY NESTOR, b. 02/06/1885, Pennsylvania (Source: 1870 Census-Great Oak Twp-Palo Alto Co, IA, Handwritten Page 6.); m. THOMAS J MULRY; b. 1881; d. 1964 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).

Notes for MARY NESTOR:

1880 Census, Village of Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co, IA:

Mary Nestor working as servant in James Fitzgerald household, age 15. Census says she was born in Iowa but previous census (1870) taken while she was living at home gives her place of birth as Penn. Her first cousin, Hanora Finn, was adopted into this household after the death of her mother, Hanora Joynt Finn.

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, Oct 27, 1915

Mrs. T.J. MULRY of Chicago is visiting her daughter, Mrs. O.P. DOYLE, Jr. of this city. Mrs. MULRY resided in this locality about thirty years ago

More About MARY NESTOR:

Residence: 02/01/1905, Chicago (Source: Obit of Mary Joynt Nestor Murphy, Feb 1, 1905.)

More About THOMAS J MULRY:

Residence: 1921, Chicago, Illinois

iii. DAVID NESTOR, b. Abt. 1866, Iowa; d. 04/08/1890 (Source: Obit of Mary Joynt Nestor Murphy, Feb 1, 1905.).

iv. JOSEPH NESTOR, b. Abt. 1868, Iowa (Source: 1870 Cenus-.); m. IDA.

Notes for JOSEPH NESTOR:

E'burg Democrat

Palo Alto, Iowa

Sep 12, 1923

Joseph Nestor and his son Robert of Sayre, Oklahoma who were visiting relatives in this city for a couple of weeks, left for Dubuque Tuesday where they will remain for a short time. They were accompanied by Mr. Nestor's niece, Miss Lucille Donahue.

 

More About JOSEPH NESTOR:

Residence: 02/01/1905, Wash, Oklahoma (Source: Obit of Mary Joynt Nestor Murphy, Feb 1, 1905.)

v. CATHERINE NESTOR, b. Abt. 1869, Iowa; m. SAMUEL NOLL.

More About CATHERINE NESTOR:

Residence: 02/01/1905, O'Neill, Nebraska (Source: Obit of Mary Joynt Nestor Murphy, Feb 1, 1905.)

 

Children of MARY JOYNT and EDWARD MURPHY are:

vi. LAWRENCE EDWARD3 MURPHY, b. 02/08/1871, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa (Source: Obit.); d. 1938, Bonesteel, South Dakota (Source: Obit.); m. ANNA ELIZABETH MCNALLY, 11/16/1897, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa; b. 04/02/1874, Palo Alto County, Iowa (Source: Pension Papers of Myles McNally.); d. 1961.

Notes for LAWRENCE EDWARD MURPHY:

Estimated year of birth from age given in Palo Alto Co. birth records at time of birth of William Edward.

1938-Newspaper unknown

Larry Murphy, a former resident of Emmetsburg and Palo Alto county, died Saturday in his home at Bonesteel, S. D., after an illness of three weeks. The remains were brought to the Dick McNally home in Emmetsburg Monday where on Tuesday the funeral was held. Catholic services were conducted in the Assumption church Tuesday morning. The pastor, Very Rev. W. F. Mason, officiated. Interment was in St. John's cemetery. The pall bearers were David Joynt, William Joynt, Joseph Joynt, Thomas Joynt, Edward Donahue and Jay Donahue.

Lawrence Edward Murphy was born in Emmetsburg February 8, 1871. He was 67 years of age at the time of his passing. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Murphy. The deceased spent his youth in this locality. He was united in marriage in November, 1887, to Miss Annie McNally. Six children wre born to Mr. and Mrs. Murphy. One child, Claudia, passed away many years ago. The daughters who survive are Mrs. R. J. Taylor, Rapid City, S.D.; Mrs. Lester Wallinger, Salt Lake City, Utah; and Miss Jean Murphy, Bonesteel, S. D. The sons are Gerald and William Murphy, both of Milwaukee, Wis. Mrs. Murphy also survives her husband.

Mr. Murphy was widely known in this locality where the family lived until 1917 at which time they moved to Bonesteel. The deceased was considered a splendid citizen, a good provider for his family and was esteemed highly for his worth as a Christian and a citizen. Local friends of the family offer sincere sympathy to those who mourn his death.

 

More About LAWRENCE EDWARD MURPHY:

Burial: St John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Fact 1: farmer

Residence: 02/01/1905, Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: Obit of Mary Joynt Nestor Murphy, Feb 1, 1905.)

Notes for ANNA ELIZABETH MCNALLY:

Estimated year of birth from age given in Palo Alto Co. birth records at time of birth of William Edward

More About ANNA ELIZABETH MCNALLY:

Burial: St John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Residence: 1935, Bonesteel, South Dakota (Source: Obit of Maria Kane McNally E'burg Democrat 03/21/1935.)

Marriage Notes for LAWRENCE MURPHY and ANNA MCNALLY:

E'burg Democrat; Nov 14, 1917

News Notes of Twenty Years Ago

From the Files of the Democrat of Nov 17, 1897

-Mr. Lawrence MURPHY and Miss Anna McNALLY were married in the Assumption church Tuesday.

 

vii. ROSIE MURPHY, b. 09/1875 (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..); d. 1952 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.); m. JAMES DONAHUE; b. 1875; d. 1947 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).

Notes for ROSIE MURPHY:

1900 census age 24, still at home. No occupation listed.

More About ROSIE MURPHY:

Residence: 02/01/1905, Emmetsburg township, Palo Alto County, Iowa (Source: Obit of Mary Joynt Nestor Murphy, Feb 1, 1905.)

viii. THEODORE CHASE MURPHY, b. 12/1885, New York (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..).

Notes for THEODORE CHASE MURPHY:

According to 1900 census his parents were born in NY.

 

5. PATRICK2 JOYNT (DAVID PATRICK1) was born 05/1839 in Galway Co. , Ireland, and died 10/28/1920. He married MARY ANN DUNN Abt. 1869 (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..), daughter of JOHN DUNN and ANNE MURPHY. She was born 03/25/1849 in St. Louis, Mo (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 3.), and died 05/31/1914 in Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 3.).

Notes for PATRICK JOYNT:

1900 census lists Ellen C as twin to Rose C. Which child is that? Census also lists Patrick as emigrating in 1863. Children listed in 1900 as at home were Thomas P., Anna, Joseph F, Agnes, Charles, Rose C, Ellen C, Daniel R.

From the Emmetsburg Democrat Wednesday, January 9, 1907: Pat Joynt trustee of E'burg.

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

13 Apr 1910

The daughters of Mr. and Mrs. P. JOYNT, who had been here visiting them, returned to LaGrange, Illinois, Thursday. They are Sisters in an academy at that place.

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Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, Jan 15, 1913

Mr and Mrs Patrick JOYNT moved to this city about ten days ago and are now comfortably located in one of the McLAUGHLIN residences, which they bought during the fall. It is situated south of the residence occupied by Mr and Mrs AGNEW. Mr. and Mrs. JOYNT were pioneers in Emmetsburg township and they well deserve a rest from many years of hard and patient toil. The Democrat wishes them many years of health and happiness as residents of Emmetsburg.

 

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, Sep 15, 1915

Visited Several Localities

Patrick JOYNT and his daughter, Miss Lottie, arrived home from eastern Iowa last Wednesday. They left Emmetsburg several weeks ago. They spent some time at the home of Drs. Robert and Martin JOYNT of LeMars. Dr. Robert JOYNT has one of the finest dental offices in northern Iowa and Dr. Martin JOYNT is equipping a fine office adjoining his brother's quarters. Both have good practices. From LeMars Mr JOYNT and his daughter went to Marcus, the home of Dr. Michael JOYNT. He was finishing a fine new residence and was about to move into it. He likes his location and is kept very busy. Later Mr. JOYNT and his daughter visited Mr and Mrs. L.J. MURPHY and other relatives at Sioux City. They were royally entertained and it was with great reluctance that they took their departure. They next enjoyed a trip across the state to see relatives and friends in Dubuque county. They spent a couple of weeks at the home of Mr and Mrs. Thomas DUNN. Mr DUNN is a brother-in-law of Mr JOYNT. Mr JOYNT does not think that eastern Iowa land is as good as the soil of this section. In the vicinity of Farley and Dyersville and at neighboring places the frost of a short time ago did a great deal of damage to the corn crip. The losses between New Hampton and Charles City were also quite numerous. Mr. JOYNT says he would like to tell the Democrat about the many interesting things he saw while away, but fears our space would not allow him to go into detail.

 

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, Oct 27, 1915

Patrick JOYNT has been very low during the past week and is not likely to recover. He is quite advanced in years and his physical condition is against him

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From the Palo Alto Tribune, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1920

PATRICK JOYNT LAID TO REST

OLD AND RESPECTED CITIZEN OF COUNTY ANSWERS FINAL SUMMONS

At mid-night Wednesday, October 27, Patrick Joynt one of the oldest, most highly respected and finest gentlemen of Palo Alto county died at his home in this city. It was a kindly summon from the Giver of Life to a human sufferer.

For over two years Mr. Joynt had been afflicted with creeping paralysis. From the time of the death of his brother, Michael, he had never been well. For over a year he was unable to walk and sat in a chair constantly as he could not rest in a lying posture. Since May he was unable to speak and could bear messages to those about him only by pointing to letters on a printed card, thus spelling the words that would convey histhought. For a week before his death there was such a decided change is his condition that his family fully realized that the end was near. His distress and suffering during the past two years were intense, and the end was a kindly relief.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday by Rev. M. McNerney at St. Thomas church at 10 a.m. when a requiem high mass was celebrated. The pallbearers were his six grandsons, Elmer, George and Raphael Slagle, Joseph, Donald and Haraold Joynt.

Patrick Joynt was 81 years of age last May. He was born in the county Galway, Ireland, a member of a family of eleven children. In 1863 he came to America and located at Pittsburg, Pa. where he remained until 1867 when he came to Iowa and located near Dyersville. On Sept. 23, 1868 he united in marriage with Miss Mary Anne Dunne at Bankston, Ia. In May of the following year they came to this county and took up a homestead west of town in Emmetsburg township. They resided in that township until eight years ago when they retired and moved to Emmetsburg. His wife died six years ago last May. Mr. Joynt was a man of integrity, honesty and splendid character. He was charitable , generous, whole-souled, big hearted, and kind. His home bespoke the hospitality of his mnature. He prized his friends and friendships and would spare no effort or means to assist them. Hi was prone to place charitable interpretation upon the words and actions of others and to bear patiently with the frailities of human nature. He was ever solicitous for the comfort and welfare of his family. He understood the duties and responsibilities of a husband and father and never failed to meet them. His neighbors can recall many deeds of kindness and many acts of helpfulness that he found pleasure in extending to them. He was a true friend, but not a relentless or unforgiving enemy. He cherished the true christianís view in dealings with his neighbors and tried always to practice the golden rule. He was one of the sturdy pioneers who helped to build up this county. He lived here fifty years ago when privation and hardship were the common lot of all. He was not daunted by the discouraging prospects and realities that often confronted the early settler, but with a firm faith and hopeful spirit he preformed each dayís task and left the rest to the guiding hand of the Divine Master. He was a true christian, a devout catholic and the earnestness and firmness of his faith was a solace and comfort to him up to the very end of his life. His death is timely and though it has brought sorrow to the surviving relatives, it was natural and to be expected. The tender chord that snapped and loosed him from earthly ties, served at the same time to unite him in the world beyond with others who were quite as near and dear to him as those he left behind. Who can doubt but that he has been called to enjoy the eternal reward that has been promised to all who faithfully serve their Maker while here on earth.

Mr. Joynt was the father of fourteen children. One daughter, Mrs. Winnie Kane died twenty years ago. Seven daughters and six sons survive him. The daughters are Mrs. Margaret Slagle of Cylinder, Sisters Mary Joseph and Thomas of La Grange, Ill., Sister Mary Ambrosia of Eureka, Calif, Mrs. Anne Kinsella of this city, Mrs. Agnes Isler and Mrs. Lottie Isler of Dyersville. The sons are John, David, Thomas, Joseph, Charles and Raymond Joynt. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Walter Keating of this city and by twenty-five grandchildren. To them all the Tribune extends the most sincere sympathy and trusts that they will be granted strength and fortitude to bear their burden of sorrow.

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Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Thursday, Sept. 9, 1937

Family Reunion

A family reunion and picnic was held at Harrison Park, this city, Sunday afternoon. The affair was arranged in honor of Sisters Mary Ambroe of LaGrange, Ill. and Mary Josephine of Eureka, Ill., and Mary Josephine of Eureka, Calif. Those present at the festivities were Father Leo Berger, Lake City, Iowa; Mother Aloysius, La Grange, Ill.; Sister Mary Ambrose Joynt, LaGrange, Ill; Sister Mary Josephine Joynt, Eureka, Calif., daughters of the late Mr and Mrs Patrick Joynt; John Joynt, Mallard; Mr and Mrs Henry Reinders and daughters Betty and Jean; Mallard; Mr and Mrs Melvin Burtness and daughter Patricia, Santa Cruz, Calif.; Mr and Mrs Bob Engle and son Thomas, Laurens; Mr and Mrs David Joynt, Emmetsburg; Robert Joynt, St. Louis, Mo.; Mr and Mrs T.P. Joynt, Emmetsburg; Sister Mary Patrice, Eureka, Calif.; Vincent, Eugene and Alice Joynt, Emmetsburg; Edwin and Paul Joynt, Mason City; Mr and Mrs. Irvin Joynt, Mason City; Robert Kinsella and sons, Norbert and Francis and daughters Mary and Jean, Emmetsburg; Richard Kinsella, Langhorne, Pa., Joe Joynt, Spencer; Mrs Joe Heisler, and daughter Mary Irene, Dyersville; Mr and Mrs C.A. Joynt and daughter Helen and son Billy, Emmetsburg; Mr and Mrs A.W. Heisler and daughters, Dorothy, Frances and Colette, Farley, Iowa; Nellie Kane, Jud Joynt, Paul Kane, Agnes and Dorothy Kane, Emmetsburg; Mrand Mrs. Charles Slagle and daughters....[rest of article gone]

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg Palo Alto, Iowa

Friday, July 12, 1940

Family Reunion

A family reunion was held Sunday at the T.P. Joynt farm home near Clear Lake. Among the relatives attending were Sister Josephine and Sister Patrice of Eureka, Calif., Mr and Mrs Jos. Heisler and family of Dyersville, Mr and Mrs. Gus Heisler and family of Farley, Mr and Mrs. Henry Reinders and family and John Joynt of Mallard, Jos. Joynt of Spencer, Mr and Mrs. George Kliegl and family of Cylinder, Mr and Mrs. Francis Slagle and family of Seneca, Mrs. Ray Sherman and family of Minneapolis, and Mr and Mrs David Joynt, Robert Kinsella and family, Richard Kinsella of Washington, D.C., Mr and Mrs. R.F. McNally and family, Mrs. Nellie Kane and family and Mr and Mrs. Chas. Joynt and family, all of Emmetsburg. Sister Josephine, who is a sister of Chas. Joynt of this city, Sister Patrice, who is a daughter of Mr and Mrs. T.P. Joynt, Mr and Mrs. Gus Heisler and family spent a few days the first part of the week visiting at the Chas. Joynt home in this city. The Heisler families left for their respective homes Tuesday while Sister Josephine and Sister Patrice will spend a month visiting relatives in the Emmetsburg and Clear Lake vicinities.

 

 

More About PATRICK JOYNT:

Emigration: 1863, Ireland (Source: 1900 Census Palo Alto County, Iowa.)

Notes for MARY ANN DUNN:

Parents found in Palo Alto Co. Death Records-Book 3. She was age 64 years 8 mo. 6 da at time of death.

1880 census lists Mary as being born in Vermont

1900 Census lists Mary as having 14 children-14 living in 1900

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Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co, Iowa

6 Aug 1913

NEWS OF TWENTY YEARS AGO

A Few Items Taken From the Files of The Democrat of August 2, 1893

Supervisor DUNN is visiting his sister, Mrs. Patrick JOYNT, of this place.

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Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co, Iowa

20 July 1910

Mrs. P. JOYNT spent the past week with her daughter, Mrs. SLAGLE of Ruthven.

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From the Palo Alto Tribune Wed., June 3, 1914:

Mrs. Patrick Joynt

At five o'clock Sunday morning Mrs. Patrick Joynt died at her home in this city. While she had not been in good helath for several years and had been unusually ill for several days, at the very last death came rather unexpected. Funeral services were conducted at St. Thomas church Tuesday morning at 9:30 by Rev. M. McNerney and the remains laid to rest in St. John's cemetery.

Miss Mary Ann Dunn was born in St. Louis, March 25, 1849. When two years of age she moved to Dubuque with her parents. On September 22, 1829, she was united in marriage to Patrick Joynt. In June, 1869, they came to Palo Alto county and located on a homestead in Emmetsburg township. Six sons and eight daughters were born to this union. They are John, David, Thomas, Joseph, Charles and Raymond, Mrs. Slagle, now of Ruthven, Mrs. Robert Kinsella, Misses Agnes and Ellen Joynt, Sisters Mary Josephine, Ambrosia and Tholes and Mrs. Kane. All of these except Mrs. Kane survive their mother. Few wives and mothers were better known in this locality than Mrs. Joynt. She was warmhearted, frank and generous and all received the most hospitable treatment at her hands. She was a home woman and her best energies were directed toward making a comfortable and happy home for her husband and children. She was a good christian and a devout Catholic. She had very many warm friends and well did she deserve their friendship. In every sense of the word she was a good, true woman. Her life was well spent and for her, death could hold no horror. She will be missed by many outside of her home but her death of course will bring the greatest sorrow to her immediate relatives. Her husband, thirteen children, seventeen grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. L.J. Murphy and Miss Maggie Dunn of Sioux City and one brother, Thomas Dunn of Farley survive her. To them we extend our most sincere sympathy.

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-J.F. NOLAN, Cornelius, and Miss Loretta came over from Ruthven yesterday to attend the funeral of Mrs. P. JOYNT. They made the trip by auto.

-M.W. CALLAHAN was over from Ruthven Tuesday attending the funeral of Mrs. P. JOYNT, whom he knew as a neighbor in Dubuque county over 40 years ago. A large number of other Ruthven people came to be present at the obsequies.

-Among those who came from a distance to attend the funeral of Mrs. P.JOYNT, were D.M. JOYNT of Marcus, Dr. R.J. JOYNT of LeMars, Thomas DUNN of Dubuque county, Mrs. L.J. MURPHY and Mrs. SHANE of Sioux City and Miss Marie MULRY of Chicago.

 

More About MARY ANN DUNN:

Cause of Death: acute dilation of heart

Fact 1: 06/02/1914, buried St. John's Catholic Cemetery-E'burg

 

Children of PATRICK JOYNT and MARY DUNN are:

i. MARGARET3 JOYNT, b. 1865 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.); d. 1935 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.); m. CHARLES SLAGLE, 02/22/1898, Emmetsburg,Iowa; b. 01/10/1858, Goodhue, Minnesota; d. 09/22/1930, Emmetsburg,Iowa.

Notes for MARGARET JOYNT:

from the Webster Co. Gen Soc database:

 

Father - Joynt, Patritio
Mother - Dunn, Maria Anna
Child - Margaritam
BIrth Date - blank
Baptism - 16 Oct. 1869

Place - CCC (Corpus Christi Church)

If they were living in Palo Alto, most likely the priest was on horsback and broght the records back to CCC in Fort Dodge.

More About MARGARET JOYNT:

Residence: 1910, Ruthven, Palo Alto Co, Iowa

ii. WINIFRED JOYNT, b. 06/03/1871, Palo Alto County, Iowa (Source: 1895 Iowa Census-City of Emmetsburg.); d. 04/03/1901, Mason City, Iowa; m. MICHAEL P KANE, 06/02/1896; b. 03/17/1874, Palo Alto County, Iowa (Source: 1895 Iowa Census-City of Emmetsburg.); d. 12/21/1925, Clinton, Iowa (Source: Obit.).

Notes for WINIFRED JOYNT:

1895 State Census of Iowa, Palo Alto Co, City of Emmetsburg.

Living in boarding house?, no occupation listed (tight binding of book may have hidden that column), age 23, b. Palo Alto Co. Name spelled as JOYNTE

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, 3 June 1896:

Kane--Joynt.

Mr. Michael P. Kane and Miss Winnifred Joynt were married at the Catholic church yesterday morning. Rev. M.J. Costello performing the marriage ceremony. Mr. John Kane and Miss Maggie Joynt accompanied them as witnesses to the altar. The performance of the ceremony was witnessed by a large circle of friends and relatives. During the afternoon and evening a grand reception was held at the spacious and hospitable home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Joynt, where hundreds of invited guests assembled to make merry and participate in the festivities the occasion afforded.

The contracting parties are widely and favorably known. The groom has been a resident of this city for several years, is genial, industrious, pleasant and large hearted, and his acquaintances are his friends. The bride is a most deserving young lady, who is in every way worthy of the respect she enjoys and has justly earned the esteem of those who prize her friendship because of her many redeeming personal qualities. She has in every way fully earned the social standing she represents. May fortune smile kindly on Mr. and Mrs. Kane and may the brightest of landscapes surround their hymenial journey.

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, Wednesday, April 10, 1901:

Mrs. Michael Kane, wife of the gentleman who drives dray for Cadwell and Cadwell, died suddenly at an early hour this morning. They reside at 218 East Sixth. Mrs. Kane had been feeling unusually well. Last night she retired at the usual hour feeling well and happy. At about one o'clock this morning she aroused from a heavy sleep and awakened Mr. Kane stating that she had an awful pain in her head. In a minute she fell back on her pillow and began to groan. Mr. Kane put cold applications on her head but this affording no relief he went for a doctor. Everything was done for her that could be done, but she never regained consciousness and passed away about three o'clock. She was a lady well liked by those who knew her. The remains were taken to Emmetsburg this afternoon where burial will take place-Mason City Times-Herald, Wednesday April 3rd.

The Democrat made brief mention of the death of Mrs. Kane in last Wednesday's issue. Her remains arrived here Wednesday evening and were laid to rest Friday. Brief services were held at the Catholic church and the interment was in St. John's cemetery. Though the morning was very rainy, there was an unusually large funeral. The pall bearers were L.E. Murphy, Edward Murphy, Jas. Nally, M.M. Maher, Edward McNally and James Donahue.

Mrs. Kane was born in this county April 9, 1872. Her maiden name was Winnie Joynt. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Joynt. June 2, 1890, she became the wife of Mr. Kane. They lived in this city until two years ago when they moved to Mason City. They have no children. The deceased was a most worthy person and and estimable Christian lady. The husband, parents, and the large family of sons and daughters have the sympathy of all in the loss of one whose life was so exemplary and whose memory will be fondly cherished by all.

Although your form, all lifeless, in the church yard lies at rest,

Your presence, it shall linger by fondest deeds impressed;

So sleep that sleep refreshing, that knows no earthly care;

Although with bitter sobs we call for the form we love so dear;

But, with your fondest memories your presence will remain,

Until, through God, in happiness, with thee we meet again.

---A Friend.

Notes for MICHAEL P KANE:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wed., Dec 23, 1925

Michael P Kane Died at Clinton

He Was a Son of Our Esteemed Townsman, J.J. Kane

M.P. Kane, son of J.J. Kane of this city, passed away at this home at Clinton Monday night of last week. He had not been seriously ill. His brothers Ed and Charles of this place and his sister, Mrs. Ed Bradley of Graettinger, attended the funeral, which was held at Clinton on Thursday.

Mr. Kane was born in this locality on March 17, 1874. His age was 51. He was married in this city in June 1897, to Miss Winnie Joynt, but she died a number of years ago. His second marriage was to Miss Katherine Broderick of Clinton, who, with one son,Raymond, survives him. His aged father, now almost 83, five brothers and four sisters also mourn his death. The brothers are Charles and Ed of Emmetsburg, Joseph and Robert of Bowman, North Dakota, and John of Cando, North Dakota. The sisters are Mrs. Ed Bradley of Graettinger, Mrs. Emil Dahl of Rehm, North Dakota, Mrs. Britt Cattern of Camp Crook, South Dakota, and Mrs. James Dower of Marengo, Iowa. Miss Katherine passed away seven years ago and the mother two years ago.

Mr. Kane was a switchman, fireman and engineer on the Northwestern railroad for many years but had to retire from train work on account of the condition of his health. He was genial and warm hearted and was a most likable gentleman. He was employed in the census department for some time but of late years conducted a grocery store at Clinton. All who knew him as a boy and young man in this vicinity and who cherished his friendship and his other redeeming qualities will learn with deep sorrow of his death. Our sympathy is offered to the brothers and sisters and especially to the aged, honored father in their bereavement.

More About MICHAEL P KANE:

Occupation: 1895, *iver (driver?) (Source: 1895 Iowa Census-City of Emmetsburg.)

Residence: 1924, Clinton, Iowa (Source: Obit of Mrs. J.J. Kane, March 26, 1924.)

iii. JOHN R JOYNT, b. 10/1872; d. 1950 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.); m. MARGARET RYAN, 01/14/1896 (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..); b. 06/07/1873, Troy,New York (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..); d. 08/03/1921, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).

Notes for JOHN R JOYNT:

From Emmetsburg Democrat, Jan 15, 1896:

United Yesterday

Mr. John Joynt and Miss Maggie Ryan.

Yesterday, Mr. John Joynt and Miss Maggie Ryan were married at the Catholic church in this city. Mr. Thos Ryan acted as bridesman and Miss Joynt as bridesmaid. After the short ceremony was ended, the contracting parties and numerous friends repaired to the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Ryan, where a sumptuous wedding dinner was served. In the evening, the happy couple left fro Dubuque to spend their honeymoon. On returning they will commence housekeeping at once.

The contracting parites are representatives of two excellent families and they have numerous and loyal friends and well wishers. Their earlier lives as well as their developing years were spent in this community and their natural and acquired traits are such as to win for them confidence and lasting friendship. Their lives are full of hopes and favorable opportunities and it is the earnest desire of the DEMOCRAT that the farther they travel on their matrimonal journey the brighter life's landscape will appear.

 

1900 census listed as farmer, renting a farm.

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co, Iowa

6 May 1908

John JOYNT, Jr., was home from South Dakota over Sunday. He is one of the Milwaukee company of carpenters and travels over the most southern half of South Dakota. A short time ago a car in which he and his companions kept their tools burned while they were away at work. He lost all his clothing. He says that crops are farther head in South Dakota than they are in Iowa. He considers Mitchell a better business point than Mason City.

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co, Iowa

20 July 1910

JOHN JOYNT Jr., who is in the employ of the Milwaukee company, says that drouth still prevails in the vicinity of Mason City. The oat crop is practically a failure and corn is backward. The railway companies are burning along their right of way in order to guard against fires. Some farmers are feeding old hay to their cattle.

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, Feb 21, 1916

A few days ago John JOYNT Sr was injured while working for the Milwaukee company in the eastern part of the state. he and his men were employed on the branch lines that were badly damaged by the heavy May rains. His condition is, however, not serious. The Democrat hopes he will soon be able to be about as usual.

 

 

Notes for MARGARET RYAN:

From the Palo Alto Reporter, Thursday, August 11, 1921

Mrs. J.R. Joynt

Last week the Reporter briefly mentioned the death of Mrs. J.R. Joynt who passed away at the hospital following an operation last Wednesday. The funeral services were held Friday from Assumption church where Father Farrelly celebrated requiem high mass. He was assisted by Father Savage. The intermane was in St. John's Cemetery. A large number of relatives were present at the last sad rites. The bereaved family and relatives have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.

Miss Margaret Ryan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Ryan, was born at Troy, New York, June 7, 1873. Her age was forty-eight. Mr. and Mrs. Ryan and family moved to Ackley, Iowa, many years ago. Later they resided at Sheffield, this state, for some time. Forty years ago they came to Emmetsburg. Mr. Ryan was section foreman on the Rock Island road for a few years, after which he bought a farm in Emmetsburg township where he and his family subsequently made their home. It wa in that neighborhood that their daughter and sons attained their years of majority. Miss Ryan attended St. Mary's Academy in this city for several years and later took up dressmaking but she did not follow this line and she continued to live at home with her parents. Miss Ryan was united in marriage to John R Joynt on January 14, 1896. Mr. and Mrs. Joynt celebrated the silver anniversary of thier marriage last January. Mrs. Joynt is survived by her husband, three daughters, Misses Genevieve, Josephine, and Berniece, her parents and two brothers, Thomas and Lawrence Ryan. Two children died in infancy.

 

Marriage Notes for JOHN JOYNT and MARGARET RYAN:

1900 census has them listed as being married 4 years.

iv. DAVID JOYNT, b. 06/15/1874, Emmetsburg Iowa; d. 01/06/1962, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 4.); m. KATHERINE REGINA BRENNAN, 04/30/1901, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Marriage Records-Book 5, 384, Certificate 1835.); b. 08/14/1878, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..); d. 04/01/1959 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).

Notes for DAVID JOYNT:

1900 Census living with Jospeh Steil family. Marked as servant, but occup. salesman machinery.

E'burg Democrat; Dec. 10, 1919

News Notes of Twenty Years Ago

From the Files of the Democrat of Nov 29, 1899

Yesterday morning David JOYNT had one of his legs badly crushed while putting up a windmill on the Geo. J. CONSIGNEY farm.

 

 

 

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, Nov 11, 1914

LOCAL NEWS

David JOYNT recently bought the T.W. HARRISON block south of the city park. He intends building on it during the coming year. The location is a good one.

 

More About DAVID JOYNT:

Occupation: Bet. 1899 - 1900, Salesman machinery

More About KATHERINE REGINA BRENNAN:

Fact 1: 1900, teacher

Marriage Notes for DAVID JOYNT and KATHERINE BRENNAN:

Emmetsburg Democrat, Wednesday, May 1, 1901

Joynt - Brennan

Mr. David Joynt and Miss Kate Brennan were married at the Catholic church, yesterday morning, at 8:30 o'clock, by Father Hayes. The groom was attended by his brother, Mr. Joynt, and the bride by her sister, Miss Carrie Brennan.

The wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. J.W. Brennan. Many of the relatives of the contracting parties were present. Mr. and Mrs. Joynt will live in the residence vacated by J. J. Reardon.

Both the bride and groom are most worthy young people. Mr. Joynt is engaged in the implement business, and is a thorough gentleman, and a competent business man. The bride is a most deserving person. She has taught school for several years, and has made a record that has won the attention and the appreciation of many. She is a fitting companion of the splendid young gentleman who has won her heart and her hand. The Democrat extends earnest congratulations.

 

v. THOMAS P. JOYNT, b. 03/22/1876, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa; d. 11/25/1957, Clear Lake,Iowa; m. MARY THERESA MCNALLY, 08/25/1903, Emmetsburg Iowa; b. 09/27/1880, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa (Source: 1900 Census Palo Alto County, Iowa, 26A-City of Emmetsburg.); d. 06/15/1966, Clear Lake,Iowa.

Notes for THOMAS P. JOYNT:

July 13, 1921 Emmetsburg Democrat:

T.P. Joynt of Emmetsburg lost a valuable horse a few days ago while hauling gravel. The animal became overheated.

Aug 7, 1947 Emmetsburg Democrat:

Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Joynt of Emmetsburg and John Joynt of Mallard spent Sunday visiting at the Thomas Joynt home in Clear Lake.

Notes for MARY THERESA MCNALLY:

1900 census listed as age 19 and teacher living at home

Marriage Notes for THOMAS JOYNT and MARY MCNALLY:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Thursday, Aug 30, 1928

ENJOYED SILVER WEDDING

Neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. T.P. Joynt Give Them Pleasant Surprise

Last Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Thos. P. Joynt were surprised by their many friends, the occasion being the 25th anniversary of their marriage. The visitors were loaded down with choice victuals and a fine picnic dinner was enjoyed. The afternoon and evening were spent in games and other amusements. The total attendance numbered 150. Mr. and Mrs. Joynt were presented with a fine dining room table and their sons, Harold and Ralph, who are in the employ of the C.M. & P. railroad company at Mason City, gave them 100 pieces of beautiful dishes for use on the table. Harold is the ticket agent at that place and Ralph is yard checker and call boy.

Mr. and Mrs. Joynt were married in this city in 1903. They have since lived on a farm in Emmetsburg township. They have a family of 10 sons and daughters and they have given them the best of opportunities. The young folks profited by the good example of the father and mother and they are more than making good. Mr. Joynt will be remembered as Miss Mary McNally, a daughter of Mrs. P. McNally of this city. The writer has known Mr. and Mrs. Joynt since they were small children and is more than pleased to credit them with success in life and high standing as members of our community. We extend hearty congratulations and hope that Providence will continue to bless them and the members of their splendid family.

vi. ANNA D JOYNT, b. 02/1879, Emmetsburg,Iowa; d. 1933; m. ROBERT KINSELLA, Abt. 06/18/1913, Emmetsburg,Iowa; b. Abt. 1875, Streator,Illinois (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 3.); d. 1946.

Notes for ANNA D JOYNT:

Resided in Emmetsburg Iowa at time of Patrick Joynt's death in 1920

Notes for ROBERT KINSELLA:

Marriage states surname as Kinsley. 1895 census has a Robert Kinsley age 19,etc.

More About ROBERT KINSELLA:

Fact 1: carpenter

Marriage Notes for ANNA JOYNT and ROBERT KINSELLA:

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, 18 June 1913

Were Married Yesterday

Mr. Robert Kinsley and Miss Anna Joynt

Mr. Robert Kinsley and Miss Anna Joynt were united in marriage at St. Thomas church Tuesday morning, Rev. M. McNerney officiating. Miss Lottie Joynt, sister of he bride, was bridesmaid and Mr. Richard Kinsley, brother of the groom, was best man. After the performance of the brief ceremony the members of the bridal party repaired to the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Joynt, of this city where a sumptuous repast was served. Mr. and Mrs. Kinsley left during the day for eastern points to be absent for some time. On their return to Emmetsburg they will be at home to their many friends in their neat residence a short distance south of the Milwaukee depot.

The bride is a member of one of the pioneer families of our county. She has resided in this locality since childhood and she has a wide circle of relatives and friends who esteem her highly. All who know her will, we are sure, be glad to learn she is to remain in Emmetsburg where it will be possible for her to make effective use of her influence for good and where she can become a sharer in the social and religious sentiment which it has been her good fortune to assist in cultivating and strengthening. The groom is one of the skillful and successful tradesmen of Emmetsburg, having followed carpentering for many years. He is prudent, conservative and trustworthy and enjoys the confidence and good will of our many citizens. The people of our community recognize his industry and his ability in his chosen line of work and they have only sincere anxiety for his future welfare. The Democrat extends hearty congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Kinsley.

 

vii. HONORA JOYNT, b. 03/02/1882, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1, Honora Joynt,7th child of Mary Ann Dunn and Patrick Joynt.).

Notes for HONORA JOYNT:

Sister Mary St. Thomas

1895 IA State Census, age 13, living with Lawrence J Murphy family. Listed as Nora Joynt.

 

viii. JOSEPH F. JOYNT, b. 10/09/1883; d. 1944.

ix. AGNES D. JOYNT, b. 04/12/1886; m. JOSEPH HEISLER, 04/20/1920, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa (Source: Newspaper.).

Notes for AGNES D. JOYNT:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

11 Feb 1914

Miss Agnes JOYNT, who is a trained nurse, was called to Swea City a few days ago to take charge of a critical case.

 

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, January 13, 1917

Miss Agnes JOYNT of Emmetsburg spent Sunday visiting at the Chas. SLAGLE home in this city [Ruthven].

 

Resided in Dyersville, Iowa at time of Patrick's death in 1920

Marriage Notes for AGNES JOYNT and JOSEPH HEISLER:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, 21 Apr 1920

MARRIED TUESDAY MORNING

Mr. Joseph Heisler of Dyersville and Miss Agnes Joynt of This City

Mr. Joseph Heisler of Dyersville and Miss Agnes Joynt of this city were united in marriage at St. Thomas church in this city on Tuesday morning at 7:30, Rev. M. McNerney performing the ceremony. Miss Agatha Heisler, sister of the groom, was bridesmaid and Mr. Charles Joynt, brother of the bride, was best man. Immediately after the marriage, the contracting parties repaired to the home of the bride's father, Mr. Patrick Joynt, of this city where a sumptuous wedding feast was enjoyed. Only the immediate relatives of the bride and groom were in attendance. Mr. and Mrs. Heisler left at 10:07 on the Rock Island for Davenport to visit Miss Genevieve Joynt, a niece of the bride. She is a student at Mercy hospital. From Davenport Mr. and Mrs. Heisler will go to Chicago to spend a couple of days with Sisters Ambrosia and Thomas, sisters of the bride. They will make their future home on a farm near Dyersville.

The bride is widely and most favorably known in this county. Her father, Patrick Joynt, was one of the old and highly esteemed residents of our community. She graduated as a trained nurse from Mercy hospital at Davenport a number of years ago and practiced for seven years. She proved herself one of the most diligent and successful workers in her profession. She is one of the most deserving young women in our county and has hosts of sincere friends. The people of Dyersville will soon learn to appreciate her many admirable qualities.

The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Heisler, who were among the pioneers of the Dyersville neighborhood. He is a thrifty, upright, wide awake young farmer and stands high in his home community. His brother, August Heisler, is married to Mrs. Joseph Heisler's sister. She will be remembered as Miss Lottie Joynt. The Democrat joins a wide circle of well wishers in extending congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Heisler.

x. CHARLES ALFRED JOYNT, b. 12/19/1887, Emmetsburg,Iowa; d. 11/20/1974, Emmetsburg,Iowa; m. MARY REINDERS, 05/15/1923, Mallard, Iowa; b. 09/16/1893, Palo Alto County, Iowa (Source: 1895 Iowa Census-Ellington Twp.); d. 05/31/1975 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).

Notes for CHARLES ALFRED JOYNT:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, Nov 11, 1914

LOCAL NEWS

Charles JOYNT is having his vacation. He went to Seattle Monday evening.

 

 

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

17 Dec 1913

Charles JOYNT arrived home from Pittsburg Monday morning. He spent a week visiting relatives in that locality. One of his aunts is a Sister in Mercy hospital in Pittsburg. He stopped in Chicago for afew days on his way home. His sister, Miss Lottie, will remain at Davenport until Christmas, when she will be accompanied home by Miss Agnes, who is taking a course in Mercy hospital for a professional nurse.

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Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, August 7, 1918

WRITES FROM TOURS, FRANCE

Charles Joynt Is at Place Where Charles Mortel Defeated the Saracens in 732 in One of the Decisive Battles of the World.

Tours, France

June 26, 1918

Dear Sister:

How are all the folks at home? I am fine and dandy. I suppose you were surprised when you found that I had started across. Did you receive the card I mailed notifying you of the safe arrival of our ship? We had good weather and a mild sea. I was not a bit sea sick.

This country is much different from the United States. It keeps one busy looking around. The country is beautiful. We do not see large farms like those in the United States. The land is divided into patches of perhaps an acre and every inch of the patch is put to use.

The weather here is very fine. I hope it will continue so.

Do you know where Will Reinders was sent? We are still all together but I think we shall soon be sent to different places.

I have not seen a frame building since I came to France. The houses and other buildings here are of stone and cement stucco. The wagons and buggies have only two wheels. They are drawn by one horse.

I wrote you a letter while on the boat. I hope you received it. Please tell my friends to write to me. A word from the U.S.A. goes good over here.

I shall close now. Hoping to hear from you soon. I remain,

Your loving brother,

Charles A Joynt

Second D.N. Co. F.

S.C. via New York

Care Chief Signal Officer.

A.E.F.

Tours is one of the historic cities of France. It contains many manufacturing establishments and a beautiful cathedral. It is the capital of Indret-Loire, department of France. It was the site of Charles Mortel's defeat of the Saracens on October 10, 732. It was the seat of the French government when Paris was besieged in 1870.

 

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, April 9, 1919

RETURNS FROM FRANCE WAS IN SIGNAL CORPS

Charles Joynt Was In Telegraph Construction Work Overseas

Charles Joynt who arrived home from overseas on Thursday, will take his old position as operator in the Milwaukee depot. He went across early last spring. He was in the signal corps and spent the summer and fall months constructing telegraph lines through France. The Americans found it necessary to build lines of their own in order to haul their trains promptly. The lines extend from Breit to Tours, Bordeaux, Marseilles and other important places. They will now be taken over by the French government. The French have good railway tracks but they are not strong enough for the heavier American cars. Their locomotives are large but their cars do not carry over ten tons while American cars will bear several times this weight.

Mr. Joynt found the French people quite hospitable but he soon became tired of trying to make them understand English. He spent considerable of the winter 100 miles south of Paris. In January he had a furlough and took a trip into the Pyrenees mountains, which are close to Spain. American soldiers were not allowed to cross the border into Spanish territory. Mr. Joynt spent a day or two at the resort where Harry Thaw attracted so much attention but he assures us that he did not try to put on any of Thaw's airs.

The winter south of Paris was very mild. Farmers did not gather their vegetables and grass remained green. There were one or two light falls of snow but the beautiful remained only a day or two.

Mr. Joynt had more freedom than was allowed the ordinary soldier. He was permitted to go about in the various places he visited and he had good opportunities of studying the customs of the people. He often attended services in the French churches. He liked their music and found the interior of their edifices beautiful. French priests, like Americans and those in other European countries celebrate mass in Latin but their accent is different. They seem to be earnest, eloquent preachers but of course he could not understand them.

Although he had no experience with cooties, Mr. Joynt was required to take all that was coming to him in two delousing machines in France and one in New York. He says this is an experience that the American soldier really enjoys. Those wishing to learn particulars should consult him. Of course he is glad to be back. He feels well paid for his experience abroad.

E'burg Democrat; March 26, 1919

Charles Joynt who was in France for about a year, recently reached Camp Merritt, New Jersey. He will doubtless be mustered out in a short time.

Charles Joynt, who recently returned from overseas, is now at Camp Dodge. He will be mustered out this evening and will return home tomorrow.

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Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Thurs., Sep 9, 1937

Charles Joynt Moves To Emmetsburg

Charles Joynt of Algona, newly appointed station agent for the Milwaukee railroad in Emmetsburg, moved his household goods to Emmetsburg the first of the week. He and his family will occupy the Vincent Fitzpatrick residence in the northwest part of Emmetsburg. Mr. Joynt continues in charge of the Algona station but his appointment to Emmetsburg is expected to take effect at any time. Station agent James Collins, who temporarily succeeded W.E. Losey, is at present in charge of the local depot. He will probably be transferred to another point in the near future.

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Thurs., Sep. 16, 1937

Chas. Joynt In Charge Ry. Station

Succeeds W.E. Losey as Milwaukee Agent

Collins Remains As Assistant Until He Secures New Position

On Thursday Charles Joynt assumed his position as station agent in the Milwaukee depot in Emmetsburg. He has already moved his family to this city where they are occupying the V.A. Fitzpatrick residence in the second ward. Mr. Joynt was station agent at Algona for many years. He succeeds W.A. Losey, whose retirement was recently announced.

Mr. Joynt will be assisted, for the present at least, by James Collins, who served as station agent after Mr. Losey's retirement and until Mr. Joynt was transferred to the Emmetsburg post. Mr. Collins has not as yet announced his plans for the future, but it is known he is seeking a responsible position elsewhere. Mr. Collins has been employed as assistant in the local office for a long time.

John Hartley, who has been assistant in the Emmetsburg office, went to Sheldon Friday where he will hold a temporary position as relief operator. Mr .Hartley is the former Western Union Telegraph operator in this city.

 

 

 

From the Palo Alto Reporter Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1974 Page A-3

Services Held for Charles Joynt, 86

Funeral services for Charles A. Joynt, 86, of Emmetsburg, were held Nov. 23, at St. Johnís Cemetery with military graveside rites held by the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization of Emmetsburg. Martin Bails Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Rosary was held Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. at Martin Bails Funeral Home.

Charles A. Joynt was a lifetime resident of Emmetsburg. He was born here Dec. 19, 1887, to Patrick and Mary Ann Dunn Joynt.

He married Mary Reinders in Mallard on May 15, 1923. Mrs. Joynt survives as well as two children: Mrs. Lewis (Helen) Guglielimina of Woodside, Calif., and William Joynt of Streamwood, Ill. Four grandchildren also survive.

Charles Joynt was a depot agent for the Milwaukee Railroad until retiring in 1960.

He was a 50-year member of the American Legion , as well as Catholic Order of Forresters and Knights of Columbus.

A World War I veteran, Mr. Joynt was inducted into the armed forces Dec. 14, 1917, and served until being discharged on March 25, 1919. He joined the service at Mason City and was discharged at Camp Dodge.

Mr. Joynt died Nov. 20 at Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg.

Pallbearers were Eugene Joynt, Francis Spilles, George Slagle, Bill Cole, Art Thomas, and John Nolan.

P.F.C. US Army

Marriage Notes for CHARLES JOYNT and MARY REINDERS:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, May 16, 1923

TAKE TRIP TO CALIFORNIA

Mr. Charles Joynt and Miss Mary Reinders, Who Were Married Tuesday.

Mr. Charles A Joynt and Miss Mary Reinders of Mallard were united in marriage at St. Mary's church at Mallard Tuesday, May 15, Rev. J.J. Neppel officiating. The bride was attended by her friend, Miss Genevieve Joynt and Mr. Joseph Joynt, brother of the groom, was best man. The wedding party repaired to the home of the bride's parents immediately after the ceremony where a delicious wedding breakfast was served. Mr. and Mrs. Joynt left during the day for Los Angeles, California to be absent for a couple of weeks.

The bride is one of the best known and most deserving young ladies in our county. She is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Reinders, so well known to our many readers. After finishing her studies in school she continued to make her home with her parents. All who know her have only the highest regard for her. Emmetsburg people will be glad to welcome her to our community.

The groom, who is a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Joynt, is a high class young man. He spent a couple of years in the service during the World war and was in France for some time. He has, for several years, been the courteous, capable operator at the Milwaukee depot and has a host of warm friends. The Democrat unites with its many readers in extending hearty congratulations of Mr. and Mrs. Joynt.

 

xi. ELLEN CHARLOTTE JOYNT, b. 01/09/1890; m. AUGUST HEISLER, Bef. 1920.

Notes for ELLEN CHARLOTTE JOYNT:

Resided in Dyersville, Iowa at time of Patrick's death in 1920

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, 15 Mar 1922

Mrs. Charles SLAGLE and her daughter, Miss Winifred, of Cylinder, went to Farley Tuesday to see Mrs. A.W. HEISLER, who recently underwent an operation for appendicitis.

Mrs. A. W. HEISLER, who will be remembered by our many readers as Miss Lottie JOYNT, recently underwent an operation for appendicitis at her home in Farley. She is, we hear, getting along nicely.

 

More About ELLEN CHARLOTTE JOYNT:

Residence: 1922, Farley, Iowa (Source: Newspaper.)

xii. ROSE COLETTA JOYNT, b. 01/09/1890.

xiii. DANIEL RAYMOND JOYNT, b. 02/11/1892, Emmetsburg township, Palo Alto, Iowa; d. 01/17/1928, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.); m. MARY ELLEN DONOVAN, 01/12/1914, Minneapolis, Minnesota; b. 1887, Iowa; d. 1968 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).

Notes for DANIEL RAYMOND JOYNT:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

25 Jan 1911

Ray JOYNT is quite ill with pneumonia.

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Thursday, Jan 19, 1928

Ray Joynt Killed Leading a Horse

Thrown Backward

Base of His Skull Hit Hard Ground. Never Regained Consciousness. Funeral Today.

Ray Joynt, who lived a few miles west of Emmetsburg, was so seriously injured Tuesday afternoon while bringing home a couple of horses from the Hugh Mackey sale, that he died a couple of hours later. he and Mrs. Joynt and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Donahue drove to the Mackey home and, in returning home, the gentlemen were leading the horses. They had not been full broken. On reaching Union grade, Ray decided that he would ride his horse. He tried to mount the animal but was thrown onto his hunkers. He had the rope in his hand. The horse lunged backwards and Mr. Joynt was thrown onto his back, the base of his skull hitting a hard chunk of ground. Mr. Donahue, who was ahead with the other horse, picked him up and found that his condition was serious. In a few moments, Earl Brown and John Allen happened along in an auto and brought the suffering man to Dr. Cretzmeyer's office. Upon examination the Doctor requested that he be taken to his home at once. He examined him hastily but did not consider him in a particularly serious condition. Later he was summoned, but, on reaching the Joynt home, learned that Ray was dead.

The funeral was held this forenoon. Services were conducted in St. Thomas church. Father McNerney officiating in a solemn requiem high mass. He was assisted by Father Murtagh and Father Kelly. There was a large attendance of relatives and neighbors. The burial was in St. John's cemetery. The pall bearers were Len Sherlock, Joe Donahue, Andrew Grace, Chas. Kane, John Bough and Verne Ball.

Raymond D Joynt, the youngest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Joynt, was born in Emmetsburg township February 11, 1892. He was within a few days of 36 years of age. He attended the local schools and grew to manhood in his home community. He was married at minneapolis January 12, 1914, to Miss Nellie Donovan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Donovan. Mr. and Mrs. Joynt subsequently made their home on their fine farm west of Emmetsburg. Mr. Joynt's death is mourned by Mrs. Joynt and three sons-Richard, 10, Dan, 9, and Gerald, 8. There are five brothers and seven sisters. The brothers are John and Joe of Spencer, Charles of Algona, and David and Thomas of Emmetsburg. The sisters are Mrs. Chas. Slagle of Cylinder, Mrs. Joe Heisler and Mrs. Gus Heisler of Farley, Mrs. Robert Kinsella of Emmetsburg, Sisters Mary Joseph and Mary Thomas of Chicago and Sister Mary Ambrose of Los Angeles. A sister, Miss Winnie, died a number of years ago.

Mr. Joynt was the youngest of the family of 14 sons and daughters. Their true worthiness as members of society was recognized in the various communities in which they resided. Ray was a quiet, modest, frugal, industrious, dependable young man. He was a princely Christian gentleman. He built a fine home for his wife and loved ones and he heartily enjoyed it with them. Providence had given them health and strength. They were in comfortable circumstances and their future was more than hopeful. Neighbors respected and honored them and confided in them. Mr. Joynt's unusually sad taking off is hard indeed on Mrs. Joynt's and their three bright, hearty boys as well as to the large family of brothers and sisters, now grown up men and women. General and profound sympathy goes out to them in the gloomy hours that have come to them.

 

More About DANIEL RAYMOND JOYNT:

Fact 1: farmer

Notes for MARY ELLEN DONOVAN:

Estimated year of birth from age given in Palo Alto Co. Birth Records at time of birth of Richard Francis

xiv. MARY JOYNT, b. 09/16/1893; d. 05/31/1975.

Notes for MARY JOYNT:

From E'Burg Democrat 30 Mar 1910:

Sisters Josephine and Invocentia of Chicago have been visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Joynt of this place for several days.

More About MARY JOYNT:

Burial: St. John's Cemetery/Palo Alto County, Iowa

Residence: 1910, Chicago, Illinois

 

6. MARGARET2 JOYNT (DAVID PATRICK1) was born Abt. 1843, and died Abt. 03/13/1913 in Ireland (Source: Emmetsburg Democrat, 26 Mar 1913.). She married PATRICK NELLY in Gort, Galway Ireland. He was born Abt. 1831, and died 03/27/1913 in Ireland (Source: Emmetsburg Democrat, 26 Mar 1913.).

Notes for MARGARET JOYNT:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

26 March 1913

P.J. NALLY informs us that his father died in Ireland February 27. His mother died just two weeks before. He and his sister, Mrs. P.J. COLLINS of this city, have the sympathy of our many citizens in their bereavement

Notes for PATRICK NELLY:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

26 March 1913

P.J. NALLY informs us that his father died in Ireland February 27. His mother died just two weeks before. He and his sister, Mrs. P.J. COLLINS of this city, have the sympathy of our many citizens in their bereavement

 

Children of MARGARET JOYNT and PATRICK NELLY are:

i. JAMES3 NALLY, b. 11/15/1857, Ireland; d. 02/10/1939, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa (Source: Obit.); m. ANNIE HESTER, 10/18/1895, Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..); b. 01/1861, English Canada (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..); d. 1945.

Notes for JAMES NALLY:

1900 census has birth date listed as 3/1858. He emigrated in 1882 and was naturalized citizen. Owns own farm in Emmetsburg TWP. Name spelled Nally.

From Emmetsburg Thursday Reporter, Thursday, Feb. 16, 1939:

James Nally

James Nally, aged and respected resident of the second ward in this city, passed away at his home Friday. He had been in failing health for more than a year and was bedfast for three weeks before death. Funeral services were held in St. Thomas church here Monday forenoon. Father Kevane offered a requiem high mass, followed by burial in St. John's cemetery. The pallbearers were Dave Joynt, Joe Joynt, Alfred Muir, James Collins and Tom Kerwick, all of this locality, and Wm Collins of Lantry S.D. The Foy Funeral Home was in charge.

The deceased was born in Ireland April 15, 1859 and came to Palo Alto County when about 20 years of age, residing here since that time. He was married here to Miss Anna Hester, who survives. He is also survived by one daughter, Mrs. Anna Cramer [note: should be Crawmer] of near Emmetsburg, a sister, Mrs. Peter Collins, and a brother, Tom, both of Emmetsburg, and another brother, Edward of Kansas City, Kan.

Mr. Nally was a fine old gentleman who won the good will of his acquaintances. He was especially well liked in his immediate neighborhood. He lived a long useful life and yielded to death after almost 80, well spent years. He was always thoughtful and kind to those near him and he will be greatly missed. Sympathy is extended to those from whom he has been taken.

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, 19 July 1916

James NALLY went to West Bend Monday to visit his daughter, Mrs. Hugh CARNEY, for a few days.

 

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Friday, Feb 17, 1939

Jas. Nally Died in City Friday

Aged Citizen. Funeral Held Monday. Was Born in Ireland 82 Years Ago.

James Nally, 82, well known aged Emmetsburg citizen, died at his home in this city Friday following an illness of some duration. Due to his advanced years little could be done to restore the failing man to his usual good health.

The funeral was held Monday at 9:00 a.m. A requiem Mass was celebrated in the St. Thomas Catholic church by the assistant pastor, Father Kavine. The remains were interred in St. John's cemetery. The pall bearers were David Joynt, Thos. Kerwick, Wm. Collins, Joe Joynt, Alfred Muir and James Collins. The Foy Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

James Nally was born in Ireland on April 15, 1856. He was 82 years of age at the time of his passing. He came to America at a comparatively early age. Mr. Nally was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Nally of [Galway] Ireland. He was united in marriage October 18, 1894, to Miss Annie Hester. Mr and Mrs. Nally made their home on a farm northwest of Emmetsburg for many years. They moved to Emmetsburg perhaps a quarter of a century ago. Mrs. Nally passed away a number of years ago. The deceased is survived by a daughter, Mrs. J.H. Crawmer of Emmetsburg and three grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Peter Collins, of this city, and by two brothers-Thos. Nally of Emmetsburg and Edward Nally of Kansas City, Mo.

Mr. Nally enjoyed the sincere friendship of a large number of friends in Emmetsburg and among other folks in Palo Alto County who will be saddened to learn of his death. He was a genial, law-abiding citizen. He was a faithful member of his church and did all within his power to further its mission among mankind. His family knew him as a fond husband and father who provided everything within his means for their comfort and well being. Sincere sympathy is extended to those who mourn his passing.

More About JAMES NALLY:

Burial: St John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Iowa (Source: Obit.)

Notes for ANNIE HESTER:

1900 census listed as emigrating in 1865. One child born one child living.

From Emmetsburg Thursday Reporter, Jan 3, 1945:

Mrs. Anna Nally, 80, passed away on Monday, Dec. 28, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Crawmer, west of Osgood. She had been ill only a short time. Funeral services were held on Monday from St. Thomas Church, Emmetsburg, with the Rev. Farrelly officiating. Paul bearers were Ed Kane, John Finn, sr., Budd Phalen, Ed Thompson, Leo Schaney and P.C. Jackman. The Foy Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in St. John's cemetery.

Lived in County 50 Years.

Mrs. Nally had lived in this county for over 50 years. She was born in Canada on Feb. 2, 1865, the daughter of Michael and Nappy Hester. On Oct. 18, 1895 she was married to James Nally in Emmetsburg. Her husband died about 7 years ago.

The deceased was one of the well known pioneers of this community, where she had lived so long and made so many close friends. She was a truly Christian wife and mother during her lifetime and a great many persons throughout the county will mourn her passing.

She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Crawmer, and by three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The Reporter extends sincere sympathy to the survivors.

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, Jan 3, 1945:

Mrs. J. Nally Dies,Here Half Century

Funeral services for Mrs. James Nally, who died Friday at the home of her daughter Mrs. J.H. Crawmer north of Emmetsburg, were held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Thomas Catholic church with the Rev. C.E. Farrelly, pastor, officiating at the requiem mass. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery with the Foy Funeral Home in charge. Serving as pall bearers were Ed Kane, John Finn, Sr, Ed Thompson, Budd Phelan, Leo Schany and P.C. Jackman.

Born in Canada

Mrs. Nally, the former Anna Hester, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hester, was born in Canada, Feb. 2, 1865. She was 80 years old at the time of her death. She came to Palo Alto county with her parents over 50 years ago and in 1895 she was united in marriage to James Nally. Mrs. Nally is survived by her daughter and three grandchildren. They are Marie Carney at Council Bluffs and Jimmie and Donald at home. She is proceeded in death by her husband who died several years ago.

One of the county's fine old ladies, Mrs. Nally saw many changes and improvements in the community during her lifetime. A member of one of Palo Alto's well know early families, she was known as a cheerful, generous neighbor and friend. Sympathy is extended to her survivors in their loss.

ii. MARTIN NALLY, b. 09/11/1858; d. 01/01/1943, Ashfield Demesne, Galway, Ireland (Source: Tombstone Photo.); m. BRIDGET FAHY; b. Abt. 1870; d. 02/12/1949, Ashfield Demesne, Galway, Ireland (Source: Tombstone Photo.).

More About MARTIN NALLY:

Burial: Shananglish Cemetery/Galway, Ireland

More About BRIDGET FAHY:

Burial: Shananglish Cemetery/Galway, Ireland

iii. JOHN NALLY, b. 05/05/1860.

iv. CATHERINE NALLY, b. 02/11/1861; d. 1945 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.); m. PETER COLLINS, 01/12/1886, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Marriage Records-Book 2.); b. Bet. 1860 - 1861, England (Source: (1) St. John's Cemetery Records., (2) 1895 Iowa Census-City of Emmetsburg.); d. 1939 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).

Notes for CATHERINE NALLY:

1895 State census age given as 31. Born 1863-1864?

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, 19 July 1916

Mr and Mrs. Peter COLLINS spent Sunday with their daughter, Mrs. Matt KIRSCHBAUM, of Garner.

 

July 31, 1918; Emmetsburg Democrat

Mrs. Peter COLLINS went to Rochester, Minnesota Tuesday to see her daughter, Mrs. Frank BURNS, who has been in the hospital at that place for several weeks.

Notes for PETER COLLINS:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

News of Twenty Years Ago

From Files of the Democrat of Nov 20, 1895

Mr and Mrs Peter COLLINS have moved to Superior where they will make their future home.

Marriage Notes for CATHERINE NALLY and PETER COLLINS:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, Jan 19, 1921

Mr. and Mrs. P.J. Collins Surprised by Their Many Friends

Last Wednesday evening, Jan. 12, Mr. and Mrs. P.J. Collins of this city were surprised by their many friends and neighbors, the occasion being the thirty-fifth anniversary of their marriage. There were about thirty in attendance. After enjoying euchre for a couple of hours, delicious refreshments were served by the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Collins. At the close Mr. and Mrs. Collins were presented with a beautiful rug. The Democrat learns with pleasure of the happy surprise and extends warm greetings to these excellent people. We sincerely hope the coming years will be more than generous to them.

v. PATRICK J NALLY, b. 03/1864, Ireland (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..); d. 04/29/1928, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa (Source: Obit.); m. JENNIE NICHOLSON, 08/14/1888, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..); b. 04/17/1868, Pottsville, Pennsylvania (Source: (1) 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co.., (2) Obit.); d. 03/17/1926, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa.

Notes for PATRICK J NALLY:

Did Patrick have a second wife, Jane Nicholson, born in Pottsville,PA?

Source: Affidavit given by Veronica Nally Hillebunch on behalf of brother William Harold Nally.

Possibly a plumber and born in Galway.

1900 census lists emigration as 1883. Owns own home in Freedom TWP.

From E'burg Democrat 5 May 1908

Mrs. Jennie Nally, through her attorney Thos. O'Connor, has commenced suit for the May term of the district court against Pender Brothers, Peter Daly, and their bondsmen in the sum of $3000, for selling to her husband, Patrick Nally, on February 13th last, intoxicating liquors in such quantities as to cause his intoxication, and while so intoxicated, in attempting to reach his home, became lost, and was so badly frozen that all his fingers on his right hand had to be amputated.

 

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

2 Sep 1914

Mr. and Mrs. JORDEN and Mrs. John BURK of Fort Dodge and Mrs. Will CARPENTER of Cherokee was visiting at the P.J.NALLY home during the past week.

 

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Thursday, May 3, 1928

P.J. Nally Passes

Burial Tuesday

Colony of 1856. Lived in Community for 40 Years. Was Recently Paralyzed.

P.J. Nally, whose condition was mentioned in the last issue of the Democrat, died at his home in this city last Saturday night. He suffered a stroke of paralysis Wednesday, another the following day and a third Saturday. He never regained consciousness. The funeral was held Tuesday morning. Services were conducted in the Assumption church, the rector, Rev. J.G. Murtagh officiating. Father Murtagh spoke at some length of man's helplessness in many ways. From early childhood until death he is constantly in need of God's guidance and assistance. He is taught his religious duties by the aid of divine revelation and the teachings of Christ who made the supreme sacrifice on the cross that all might attain eternal salvation. The good pastor found Mr. Nally strongly attached to his faith and eager to comply with his religious obligations. The burial was in the family lot in St. John's cemetery. The pall bearers were Wm. H.J. Steiner, John J. Steil, W.I. Brannagan, Joe Mulroney, W.T. McNally and David Joynt. A large number of old friends were in attendance.

Patrick Joseph Nally, son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Nally, was born in the county of Galway, Ireland, March 17, 1866. His age was 62. When he was 16 he came to the United States. He was in the employ of M.F. Kerwick as a tradesman for many years. Some time ago he engaged in business for himself. He was married in this city August 14, 1888 to Miss Jane Nicholson. Two sons and two daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Nally. All survive. They are Mrs. M.T. [Mary] Anderson of Fremont, Nebraska, W.H. [William Harold] of New York City, R.J. [Raymond J] of Chicago and Miss Veronica, who has been living at Omaha. Mrs. Nally passed away in this city two years ago. Mr. Nally's death is also mourned by one sister-Mrs. P.J. Collins [Catherine] of Emmetsburg, and by three brothers-James and Thomas of Emmetsburg and Ed of Kansas City.

The writer knew Mr. Nally for more than 40 years and always found him genial, ready, friendly and off handed. He kept well posted on general affairs. He was a capable worker and he had long and exacting experience as a tradesman. He was a loving father and his zeal for the welfare of his sons and his daughters was warmly reciprocated by them. They grew useful and honorable members of society and all are taking successfully and with honor their places in business and social affairs. Mr. and Mrs. Nally both passed away at a comparatively early age in life. It must have been comforting to them as death called them from their earthly scenes to realize that those whom they were leaving were so well prepared to push onward in life's journey without their guidance or assistance. They have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in their sorrow.

 

More About PATRICK J NALLY:

Burial: St John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Iowa

Notes for JENNIE NICHOLSON:

Another source gave Jennie's last name as Hagen!

1895 IA State Census lists Jennie as being b. in Ireland, age 26

1900 census lists Jenny as giving birth to 8 children, 3 living in 1900, dob as 4/1866.

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, 8 Dec 1909:

The case of Mrs. P.J. Nally vs. Peter Daily and his bonding company was commenced on Monday. Mr. Nally became intoxicated one cold night last winter and was unable to reach home. One of his hands was badly frozen. Mrs. Nally commenced suit against Peter Daily for selling him liquor. She asks for $3,000 damages. Thomas O'Connor is prosecuting and E.A. Morling is defending.

Later: Plaintiff has dismissed the case.

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

26 March 1913

Mrs. P.J. NALLY spent Thursday and Friday at Mallard. While there she was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. CARMICHAEL. Her daughter Miss Mayme NALLY, teaches in the Mallard schools.

 

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, March 21, 1926

Mrs. Nally Dies

An Old Resident

She Located in Emmetsburg in Pioneer Days. Funeral Held Monday Forenoon.

Mr. P.J. Nally, who was quite seriously ill for some time, passed away at her home in this city last week Saturday morning. Every effort was made to relieve her but without success. The funeral was held Monday forenoon. Services were conducted in the Assumption church, Very Rev. J.G. Murtagh officiating. Mrs. Catherine Coates of Sioux City, a vocalist of marked ability, sung the offertory and the appropriate selection, "Face to Face". This was at the request of Mrs. Nally, a cousin of Mrs. Coates. The interment was in St. John's cemetery. There was a large attendance of relatives and friends. The pall bearers were T.J. Brennan of Ruthven, Frank Brady, W.H.J. Steiner, J.W. Neary, Lou Phillips and David Joynt.

Jane Nicholson was born at Pottsville, Pa., April 17, 1868. She was nearing the close of her 58th year. Many years ago her people came west and located at Fort Dodge.Later they came to Emmetsburg. Miss Nicholson was united in marriage in this city on August 15, 1888 to P.J. Nally. The subsequently made their home in this city. Mrs. Nally is survived by her husband, two sons and two daughters. The sons are R.J. [Raymond J] of Chicago and W.H. [William Harold] of New York. One daughter, Mrs. M.T. Anderson [Mary], resides at Fremont, Nebraska. The other daughter, Miss Veronica, is at home. Those who came from a distance to be present were Catherine Whalen of Clinton, Mr and Mrs. A.D. Fischer and Mrs. Catherine Coates of Sioux City, Mrs. T.J. Brennan and Miss Mae Brown of Ruthven and Frank, E.J. and Margaret Hagan of Ayrshire.

Mrs. Nally was a Christian lady of true worth. She was a woman of high ideals and she strove earnestly and consistently to put them into effect in her daily life. She was a most helpful, sympathetic wife, an affectionate mother and a substantial church and community worker. Her aim was to give her sons and her daughters good educational opportunities that they might take their places with credit in social, business and other affairs and grow up an honor to their parents and to society in general. They did not disappoint her in her longings and are highly esteemed by all who know them. Mrs. Nally was a member of a very worthy pioneer family and for thirty-seven years she resided in our community. Her aims, her efforts were always for a better Emmetsburg. The influence of her exemplary career will long continue to encourage those who knew her and who mingled with her. The good husband and the sorrowing sons and daughters have the sincere sympathy of a wide circle of friends.

 

More About JENNIE NICHOLSON:

Burial: St John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Iowa

vi. EDWARD NALLY, b. 12/07/1868, Ireland; d. 12/29/1942, Kansas City, Kansas; m. MARY MOYLAN; b. 05/09/1875, Ireland; d. 07/24/1945, Kansas City, Kansas.

Notes for EDWARD NALLY:

Obit stated he had 3 brothers and one sister.

More About EDWARD NALLY:

Burial: 01/02/1943, Mt. Calvary Cemetery/Kansas City, Kansas

Emigration: 1882

Occupation: Carpenter

Residence: 1939, Kansas City, Kansas

More About MARY MOYLAN:

Burial: 07/27/1945, Mt. Calvary Cemetery/Kansas City, Kansas

vii. THOMAS NALLY, b. 02/14/1870, Ashfield Demesne, Galway,Ireland; d. 08/05/1947, Emmetsburg,Iowa; m. ANNA NANCY COLLINS, 11/02/1891, Emmetsburg,Iowa; b. 11/11/1875, Norwood, St Lawrence Co, New York.; d. 07/17/1908, Spencer, Iowa.

Notes for THOMAS NALLY:

Nally, male was born 7-12-92 in Emmetsburg,Iowa according to Palo Alto Co. Births-Book 1

 

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, Jan 18, 1911

 

One of Thos. NALLY's sons is very ill with typhoid-pneumonia at the home of Mr. KELSH in Nevada township. Dr. HENNESSY reports him in a serious condition.

E'burg Democrat

March 17, 1920

Thomas Nally, who was in the employ of F.T. Osborn for 13 years will hereafter be stationed in the Rock Island yards at this place and will shovel coal on incoming engines so as to make it more conventional for the firemen to reach it when the train is no its way to other stations. Mr. Nally is an industrious, faithful man and will give close attention to the work required of him.

E'burg Democrat

March 12, 1924

Thomas Nally, who is employed as a section foreman on the RI railroad, had one of his fingers taken off Wednesday while working in the yards.

 

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, August 7, 1947:

Thomas Nally, Resident for 67 Years, Dies

Thomas Nally, 77, died Tuesday at the Agnes Collins home after a lingering illness. Funeral services were held this (Thursday) morning at St. Thomas church with Rev. Clarence Farrelly officiating. Pallbarers were Charles Waldron, Jack Armstrong, Robert Carney, Matt Bernnan, Homer McAllister and Joe Hand. The Fay Funeral Home was in charge and burial was in St. John's cemetery.

Mr. Nally was born February 14, 1870 in Galway County, Ireland. He came the this country 67 years ago and settled in Palo Alto county, where he had lived since that time.

He was married to Miss Anna Collins at Assumption church in Emmetsburg and they were the parents of six children. They are Michael J. Nally and John Nally, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Catherine Welch, Minneapolis,Minn.; Mrs. Margaret Campbell, Tucson, Ariz.; Mrs. Mary Bricker, Marengo, Ia; and Mrs. Ann Brothers, Detroit, Mich.

Twenty-five grandchildren an eighteen great-grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Nally preceded him in death.

Mr. Nally, a retired railroad man, had many friends in this community who regret to learn of his death. He was well liked for his wit and kindly manner. Sincerest sympathy is offered to his family in their loss.

Per Rose Raymond:

Catherine Nally Welch was about 13 years old when her mother died and my Aunt told me that Thomas Nally split up the kids to live with other relatives in Iowa.

More About THOMAS NALLY:

Fact 1: farmer

Occupation: Railroad man

Notes for ANNA NANCY COLLINS:

From Emmetsburg Democrat, 22 June 1908

Mrs. Thomas Nally is Dead

Mrs. Thomas Nally, a former resident of Emmetsburg, died at Spencer Friday. The remains were brought to this city Monday morning and were laid to rest in St. John's Cemetery, the usual services having been conducted at the Spencer Catholic church and also at Assumption church in this city. She leaves six small children, two sons and four daughters, besides the father and husband, to mourn her loss. She was 32 years of age.

She died of cancer of the liver. She was taken to a hospital at Sioux City the later part ot June for treatment, but she was informed that her condition was hopeless and she returned home to await the final summons.

The maiden name of the deceased was Anna Collins. She was born in the state of New York. When she was a small child her mother died and her father brought her and the other members of the family to Emmetsburg. She grew to womanhood in this locality. She developed into a bright, affable and most deserving young lady and she made many friends. Sixteen years ago she was united in marriage to Thomas Nally. They lived for several years at Estherville and later spent some time at Searles, Minnesota. A short time ago they located at Spencer. There are few conditions that appeal to human sympathy so strongly as those in which little boys and girls are left without the guiding hand and the sweet, enduring affection of the mother. Mr. Nally and his six little children have the profound sympathy of all in the sorrow that has come to them.

 

 

Marriage Notes for THOMAS NALLY and ANNA COLLINS:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

8 Nov 1911

NEWS OF TWENTY YEARS AGO

A Few Items Taken From the Files of The Democrat of November 4, 1891

Mr. Thomas NALLY and Miss Nancy COLLINS were married at Assumption church Monday morning.

 

viii. MICHAEL NALLY, b. 01/25/1871.

 

7. JOHN2 JOYNT (DAVID PATRICK1) was born 01/1845 in Gort, Galway, Ireland, and died 02/06/1912 in Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 3.). He married ROSEANN MCNALLY 09/10/1872 in Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..), daughter of MYLES MCNALLY and MARY MCDONEL. She was born 01/19/1850 in Ixonie Center,Wisconsin, and died 12/31/1918 in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 3.).

Notes for JOHN JOYNT:

Died before Roseanne as her death record states she was a widow at time of death. Still alive in 1900.

1900 census listed as Joint. Marked that he could not read/write English. He emigrated in 1869. Line 9 page 99 (13A). Born Jan 1847.

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, 12 Feb 1912

JOHN JOYNT PASSES AWAY

Was a Resident of Palo Alto County for 42 years.

John Joynt, one of lthe old and respected citizens of our county, died at his home in this city last Thursday afternoon. Although he had not been a rugged man for several years, he was able to be about almost continually until a short time ago. He attended the funeral of the late Very Rev. J. J. Smith about three weeks ago and it is though that the exposure to the cold air was injurious to his physical condition. He was taken with a sudden change and went to bed soon after. he gradually became weaker until he finally passed away. The funeral was held Friday morning. Services were conducted at Assumption church, Father Conway officiating. There was a large attendance. The Ancient Order of Hibernians, of which order he had been a member for many years, were out in large numbers and walked in the procession to the church and to St. Johnís cemetery, where the burial took place.

The pall bearers were John R. and Joseph Joynt, John Finn, W.P. and W.T. McNally, and Joseph Kane, all nephews of the deceased.

Mr. Joynt was born in the parish of Kilmacduagh, county of Galway, Ireland in 1845. He was 66 years of age. He came to the United States in March, 1867, residing in Dubuque county for three years. He became a resident of Palo Alto county in the spring of 1870, subsequently living in this locality. September 10, 1872, he was united in marriage to Miss Rose Ann McNally. Besides the wife, there are two daughters and one son living. the are M.W. Joynt, Mrs. M. Hoben and Mrs. E.F. Murphy, all of this locality. His brothers, Patrick and Michael Joynt, and his sisters, Mrs. Walter Keating and Mrs. Daniel Higgins, also live in this vicinity. Another sister, Mrs. P. Nally, resides in Ireland. Henry Joynt and Mrs. C.G. Worley made their home with Mr. and Mrs. Joynt from childhood until they attained their years of manhood and womanhood.

No one in our country led a more exemplary life than did Mr. Joynt. His motives from a conscientious point of view were much higher than those of the average citizen. He was humble and mild of manner and he was scrupulously honest. He showed by his utterances and by his actions that he had a deep seated faith in providential reward for meritorious deeds and that he feared divine displeasure for human disregard of important precepts and obligations. He was a charitable man. This was particularly noticeable in his attitude towards his fellow citizens. He would not intentionally do any one an injustice and he was very slow to criticise those who might have wronged him. He was a religious man. He would not allow any any temporal consideraton to interfere with the performance of what he regarded as his obligations as a Catholic. He was kind, obliging, patient and cheerful. He realized that a person should be practical and good natured as well as serious and dutiful. One who can stand, in the same neighborhood, for forty years or more, the ordinary test to which he is subjected and maintain successfully the high regard of those who know him intimately an who have an opportunity of realizing his frailities does not need a tribute from the pen of any one to add to the reputation that he has made as a member of society. The writer knew Mr. Joynt as a friend and well wisher for more than a quareter of a century and he feels a personal loos in his death. The surviving members of the family and the other relatives have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.

 

More About JOHN JOYNT:

Burial: St. John's Cemetery/Palo Alto County, Iowa

Emigration: 1869, Ireland

Fact 1: farmer

Notes for ROSEANN MCNALLY:

Age 68 yrs,11 mo,11 da. at time of death and a widow.

1900 census listed she had borne 6 children and 3 were living at time of census.

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, April 15, 1914

Mrs. John Joynt was at West Bend several days during the past week visiting her son, M.W. Joynt and family.

 

 

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, Wednesday, January 8, 1919:

Mrs. John Joynt Dead

She was one of the Highly Esteemed Ladies of our County

Mrs. John Joynt of this city, one of the best known ladies in Emmetsburg, died Tuesday evening of last week, at 9:30, at the home of her son, M.W. Joynt, of West Bend. She had been quite ill for some time. The remains were brought to this city Wednesday evening and were taken to the home of her brother, Edward McNally. The funeral was held on Thursday. Services were conducted at the Assumption church. Very Rev P.F. Farrelly officiating. He celebrated a requiem high mass. The burial was in St. John's cemetery. The pall bearers were Peter Bough, John O'Brien, Michael Fleming, J.S. Martin, Daniel Burns and J.K. Martin.

Rose Ann McNally was born at Ixonie Center, Wisconsin, January 19, 1850. She was nearing her 69th year. In 1872 she came to this county with her parents, who located a few miles west of this city. She was married to John Joynt in September, 1872. For many years they made their home on a farm in Emmetsburg township. Sixteen years ago they moved to Emmetsburg. Mr. Joynt died in February, 1912. Mrs. Joynt is survived by her son, M.W. of West Bend, her daughter, Mrs. M.C. Hoben, of Highland township, and a son, Henry Joynt of Emmetsburg township. Another daughter, Mrs. E.F. Murphy, passed away four years ago. Three children died when quite young. Seven brothers and a sister also mourn the death of Mrs. Joynt. The brothers are Myles, John, Patrick, and Edward McNally of this city, Thomas of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Alex of Rockford, Iowa, and C.J. of Austin, Minnesota. An only sister, Mrs. J.J. Kane resides in this city.

Mrs. Joynt was one of the most humble, sincere, conscientious Christian ladies in our county. For years she attended mass every morning and her aspirations and her actions were in admirable harmony with her professions. Providence was generous to her, bestowing upon her a cheerful disposition and many rich spiritual blessings. That she treasured them and safeguarded them was well known to all who were acquainted with her. Her life was consecrated to her God, to the peace and happiness of her home and to the welfare of her country. She was beloved by acquaintances and friends as well as by the members of her own household. She was a thoughtful, obliging neighbor, a watchful, indulgent mother and a warm faithful friend. She provided amply and zealously for her own sons and daughters and her heart went out in motherly sympathy to those who, early in life, were left without the attention and the care of solicitous parents. Though of a highly developed religious nature, she was always cheerful and she was ever willing and ready to participate in innocent domestic amusements. No one could spend a more congenial hour with a neighbor than Mrs. Joynt. In community affairs she was ready for any task which she might, in the assignments of companions and friends, be asked to perform. She had unbounded faith in divine guidance and helpfulness and she was prepared to make the great sacrifices that others might reap the reward and that society might in the end be substantially benefited. All who knew Mrs. Joynt will learn with unfeigned regret of her death. The Democrat extends sincere sympathy to the sorrowing sons, daughters, and other relatives.

 

More About ROSEANN MCNALLY:

Burial: St. John's Cemetery/Palo Alto County, Iowa

Cause of Death: Chronic endocarditis with ruptured confirmation following Bright's disease

Fact 1: 01/02/1919, buried Emmetsburg

 

Children of JOHN JOYNT and ROSEANN MCNALLY are:

i. CATHERINE D.3 JOYNT, b. 09/27/1873, Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..); d. 09/10/1962; m. MICHAEL E. HOBEN, 02/21/1906, Emmetsburg,Iowa; b. Abt. 1869, Boone Co, Iowa (Source: 1895 Iowa Census-City of Emmetsburg.).

Notes for CATHERINE D. JOYNT:

1900 census had Catherine still living at home at age 26.

Notes for MICHAEL E. HOBEN:

The notes given me by Marie Klaffke gave the surname as Hoban. The Palo Alto Co. Birth Records gives the name as Hoben

Birth year estimated from age given in Palo Alto Co. Birth records at time of birth of Leonard and Avis

More About MICHAEL E. HOBEN:

Fact 1: farmer

ii. MARY BRIDGET JOYNT, b. 05/22/1875, Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 3.); d. 12/30/1914, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 3.); m. EDWARD FRANCIS MURPHY, 05/20/1895, Graettinger,Iowa; b. 10/24/1869, Emmetsburg,Iowa; d. 10/15/1954, Estherville,Iowa.

Notes for MARY BRIDGET JOYNT:

Married to a Murphy who was still alive at time of her death. She was 34 years 7 months 8 days at time of death. Her death record lists her as Murphy,Mary B. and parents are listed as Roseanne McNally and John Joynt that is why I know she is married to a Murphy.

Obit from The Palo Alto Tribune Wed. Jan. 6th, 1914:

Mrs. Ed Murphy

Sad indeed was the message that conveyed news of the death of Mrs. Ed Murphy which occurred at ther home in Walnut township on Wednesday of last week. Following the birth of a baby the mother was summoned from life and the baby too passed away. The body was brought to Emmetsburg for burial. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Louis Anthofer at Assumption church on New Years Day and the interment was made in St. John's cemetery. Miss Mary Joynt was born in Emmetsburg township on May 2, 1875. There she grew to young womanhood. On May 20, 1894 she was united in marriage to Edward Murphy. To this union thirteen children were born, five of whom survive their mother. Mrs. Murphy was a good woman, faithful in her duties, devotion and sacrifices to her husband and family. Much indeed, has been taken from them, for on earth there is no love like mother love, and none other can administer such care as she. Death is sad at any time but when a young woman, in the prime of life, a mother whose care in devotion is needed by dependent children is taken, only the knowledge that a Divine Providence has intervened, can satisfy human nature that all is well. Besides her husband and five children, Mrs. Murphy leaves her mother, Mrs. John Joynt, one sister, Mrs. Michael Hoben, and a half brother, Henry Joynt, all of whom share in teh sympathy of the community which is freely extended.

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co, IA

6 Jan 1915

Mrs. E.F. Murphy Dead

Passed Away Suddenly of Heart Failure Wednesday Morning

Last Wednesday our citizens were pained to learn of the unexpected death of Mrs. E.F. Murphy at her home in Walnut township. She gave birth to a child during the morning and died of heart failure some time later. The child also died. Mrs. Murphy's sudden taking off was a sad surprise to her relatives and friends. The remains were brought to Emmetsburg Thursday evening and were taken to the home of her mother, Mrs. John Joynt. The funeral took place New Years day. Services were conducted at the Assumption church, Very Rev. P.F. Farrelly celebrating a requiem high mass. The burial was in St. John's Cemetery. There was a very large attendance of relatives, friends, and old neighbors.

Mary Joynt was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Joynt and was born May 2, 1875. May 20, 1891 she was united in marriage to E.F. Murphy. Mr. and Mrs. Murphy made their home on a farm southwest of this city for several years and later were residents of Emmetsburg. Some time ago they moved to Walnut township. Thirteen sons and daughters were born to them. Five are living-four daughters and one son. The oldest daughter is nineteen years of age. Mrs. Murphy is also survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. John Joynt, one brother, M.W. Joynt of West Bend, and one sister, Mrs. Michael Hoben, who lives near Ayrshire.

The death of Mrs. Murphy is a great loss to her devoted husband and her young family. She was a far seeing, sensible, zealous mother and a loving, helpful companion of her worthy husband. She made great personal sacrifices to give her children the mental and spiritual training which she felt would best prepare them to earn a livlihood and enable them to resist successfully the world's temptations. Her neighbors often had an opportunity to praise her for her readiness and willingness to aid them when assistance was needed and for the deep interest she at all times manifested in the welfare of those about her. Her aged mother, to whom she was ardently attached, has for several weeks been too ill to leave her home. She feels heart broken over the death of her beloved daughter and realizes fully the trials the father will undergo in the care of the children without the guiding hand of the thoughtful and ever watchful mother.

Mr. Murphy and the five children, Mrs. Joynt and the other relatives have the heart felt sympathy of all in the great sorrow that has come to them.

 

 

More About MARY BRIDGET JOYNT:

Cause of Death: shock from premature childbirth(7 mo.),anemia during pregnancy

Fact 1: 01/01/1915, buried St. John's Catholic Cemetery-E'burg

Notes for EDWARD FRANCIS MURPHY:

1895 State of Iowa census living with Daniel Higgins family and still single.

1900 Census dwelling,family #23 p. 12A, farmer.

 

Edward Francis Murphy Dies

Rites Monday

Edward F. Murphy, a resident of Estherville for 32 years, died this morning at Holy Family hospital. Cause of death was given as a heart ailment. Mr. Murphy, born in Emmetsburg, would have been 85 on Oct. 24 and had been hospitalized for the past month.

The deceased, a retired railroad worker, was preceded in death by his wife Mary, who died in 1914, and three brothers and four sisters. One brother, M. L. Murphy of Graettinger, survives.

Survivors also include four daughters and one son. They are Hazel Murphy of Estherville, Mrs. Leo Clare of Estherville, Mrs. Fred Kannenberg of Spirit Lake, Mrs. Idella Fleming of Washington, D. C., and Joseph Murphy of Council Bluffs. All were present at the time of his death. In addition he is survived by 12 grandchildren.

The body will be brought to the Clare home at 403 North Second Street, and Rosary will be said at the home at 8 o'clock Sunday night. Funeral services will be held at St. Patrick's church on Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock with the Rev. Father J. H. Duhigg officiating.

 

 

iii. MICHAEL W. JOYNT, b. 09/1877; d. 09/16/1962; m. MARGARET FELHAUER, 05/02/1905 (Source: Obit.); b. 03/20/1880, West Bend, Palo Alto, Iowa (Source: 1880 Palo Alto Co, IA Census.); d. 03/23/1925, West Bend, Palo Alto, Iowa (Source: Obit.).

Notes for MICHAEL W. JOYNT:

1900 census had Michael still living at home at age 22. Occupation farm laborer.

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1903:

The St. James Hotel has a neat new bus. M.W. Joynt is driving it.

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, May 1905:

Joynt-Fehlhauer

Mr. Michael W. Joynt, of this city, and Miss Margaret Felhauer were married at the Catholic church at West Bend yesterday, Father Dobberstein officiating. The bride was attended by Miss Teresa McNally, of Austin, Minnesota, and the groom by his cousin, Joseph W. Joynt, of Emmetsburg township. The wedding breakfast was served at the house of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Felhauer, of West Bend. Mr .and Mrs. Joynt arrived in this city last evening on the north-bound passenger and were immediately driven to the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Joynt, where a reception was held in their honor. They will at once eommence housekeeping in the residence formerly occupied by Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Bradley.

The bride and groom are among our very best young people. Both represent respected and well to-do families and they enjoy the good wishes of all who know them. The bride is no stranger in our midst, having lived in Emmetsburg for several years. She is a most deserving young woman in every sense. Mr. Joynt is a clean, upright young man. He is universally esteemed. He is at present in the employ of Mr. McNamara in the electric light plant. The Democrat extends a hearty congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Joynt.

From same paper:

Joe, Michael and John Joynt went to West Bend Monday evening to attend the marriage of Michael W. Joynt to Miss Maggie Felhauer which took place Tuesday.

 

 

More About MICHAEL W. JOYNT:

Residence: 1915, West Bend, Iowa

Notes for MARGARET FELHAUER:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

8 April 1914

Mrs. M.W. JOYNT of West Bend has been quite ill since the beginning of March.

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, March 25, 1925

Mrs. M Joynt Passes Away

West Bend Lady Remembered by Many of Our Citizens Who Knew Her

Many of our citizens were pained on Monday to learn of the death of Mrs. M.W. Joynt at her house near West Bend. Her condition was quite serious for some time. The funeral was held this forenoon. Services were conducted at the Catholic church at that place. Father P.M. Dobberstein officiating. There was a large attendance of relatives and friends. The burial was in the parochial cemetery. The pall bearers were Michael Klepper, Joseph Schaller, U.G. Edgington, Harold Anderogg, John Mersch and Matt Schmalen.

Margaret Fehlhauer, a daughter of the late John Fehlhauer was born at West Bend March 20, 1880. Her age was 45. She grew to womanhood in her home community her parents having been early settlers in that locality. She was united in marriage at West Bend on May 2, 1905 to Mr. M.M. Joynt. Mr. and Mrs. Joynt subsequently resided in the vicinity of West Bend most of the time. Mrs. Joynt is survived by her husband, two sons and two daughters. The sons are Carl and Leroy. The daughters are Lucille and Regina. The death of Mrs. Joynt is also mourned by her brother Andrew and her four sisters-Mrs. Wm. Martin of Algona, Mrs. Fred Jensen of Pocahontas, Mrs. Edward Burres of Aurora, Illinois, and Mrs. Peter Molitor of Chicago.

Mrs. Joynt resided in Emmetsburg for a number of years and was well known to a large number of our citizens. She was a well disposed, thoughtful, sensible young lady. Those who employed her found her capable and most dependable. She impressed her associates with her sincerity and her zeal for the things that make people better and more helpful to those about them. Taking up the duties of womanhood and motherhood, she proved herself equal to every responsibility that was placed upon her. Her maternal influence was strong and it had lasting benefit on those of her household. Providence called her at a comparatively early age from teh scenes that were dear to her and from the labors that she was so anxious to perform. Her passing is widely and sincerely mourned. Mr. Joynt, one of our former citizens, and the members of his family have the profound sympathy of our many people.

 

iv. HENRY JOYNT, b. 01/1886, New York; d. 1943; Adopted child; m. JULIA DONAHUE, 02/20/1917, Ayrshire, Iowa; b. 06/14/1892, Clare, Iowa; d. 06/18/1985, Emmetsburg,Iowa.

Notes for HENRY JOYNT:

Listed that his parents were born in NY also. He was adopted.

Palo Alto Tribune, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 1917 :

Joynt-Donahue

Mr. Henry Joynt and Miss Julia Donahue were united in marriage at the Sacred Heart church at Ayrshire Tuesday morning at 8:30. Father Lynch officiated. Miss Mercedes Donahue was bride's maid and Mr. C. Clare was groomsman. A wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Donahue.

The young couple will make their home on the Brocham farm in Great Oak township and will move there about March first. The bride's home is in the Ayrshire vicinity where she is well and favorably known. She is a bright, aimiable and prepossessing, and a young lady of real merit. The groom is a son of Mrs. John Joynt Sr. and is a splendid young man. He is honest....(rest of paper missing)

Notes for JULIA DONAHUE:

From page 13 of the Reporter, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa, Tuesday, June 25, 1985

Services Held for Mrs. Julia A. Joynt

Julia A. Joynt of Emmetsburg died Tuesday, June 18, 1985, at the Emmetsburg Care Center. She was 93.

Services for Mrs. Joynt were held Friday, June 21, at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. Richard Sitzman officiated.

Burial was in St. John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg. The Martin Funeral Home in Emmetsburg was in charge of arrangements.

Casket bearers were Robert Gavigan, Jack Donahue, J.W. Brown,Jr., David Fredrick, William Frederick, Robert Frederick, Dan Frederick, and Michael Frederick.

The Catholic Daughters of America Rosary was recited Thursday, June 20, at 3 p.m. and the Parish Rosary was said Thursday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Julia A. (Donahue) Joynt was born June 14, 1892, in Clare, Iowa. She was the daughter of Michael and Catherine (Coleman) Donahue. She attended school in Ayrshire.

On Feb. 20, 1917, Julia and Henry Joynt were married in Ayrshire. Mrs. Joynt was actively involved in farming with her husband. She retired in 1944 and moved into Emmetsburg. Mrs. Joynt was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Assumption Church ans was head of the Rosary Society for many years.

Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Gladys Higgins of Emmetsburg.

Mrs. Joynt was preceded in death by her husband, Henry, in 1941; and six sisters, Margaret, Rose, Elizabeth, Marie, Mercedes, and Gertrude who died the day before her sister.

More About JULIA DONAHUE:

Burial: StJohn's Catholic Cemetery, Emmetsburg

v. MALE JOYNT, b. 07/17/1888; d. Bef. 1900 (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..).

vi. DAVID JOYNT, b. 07/17/1888, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa; d. 08/30/1888, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa.

 

8. HONORA2 JOYNT (DAVID PATRICK1) was born 05/20/1846 in Ireland, and died 03/04/1876. She married DAVID FINN 09/03/1869 in Webster County, Iowa (Source: 1870 Census-Great Oak Twp-Palo Alto Co, IA.). He was born 1813 in Co. Galway, Ireland (Source: (1) 1870 Census-Great Oak Twp-Palo Alto Co, IA., (2) Obit of David Finn, Deceased was born in the county of Galway, Ireland in 1813.), and died 08/05/1908 in Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 3.).

Notes for HONORA JOYNT:

Died at childbirth.

Marriage Index: Iowa, 1851-1900

 

Joynt, Honor Spouse : Finn, David

Marriage Date : Sep 3, 1869

County : Webster

Gender : Female

Source : microfilm reference numbers

Reference Number : 1401651 through 1401652

 

 

 

Notes for DAVID FINN:

FINAL PROOF REQUIRED UNDER HOMESTEAD ACT OF MAY 20, 1862 AND ACT OF JUNE 18, 1874

We, Patrick Joynt and John Joynt do solemnly swear that we have known David Finn for 5 years last past; that he is the head of a family consisting of a wife and 3 children and that he is over the age of 21 years and a citizen of the United States; that he is an inhabitant of the East half of the Northwest qr of Section No. 20 in Township No. 96 of Range 33, and that no other person resided upon the said land entitled to the right of Homestead or Pre-emption.

That the said David Finn entered upon and made settlement on said land on or about the 2nd day of June, 1869 and has built a house thereon 14 by 18 feet, One and a half stories high, built good stablery & sheds, dug a well, built a corn crib, &c and has lived in the said house and made it his exclusive home from the 2nd day of June, 1869 to the present time; and that he has, since said settlement, plowed, fenced and cultivated about 25 acres of said land, and has made the following improvements thereon to wit: Set out about half acres of trees, &c.

That notice of this intention to make final homestead proof on said land was posted on the land and on the door of the Court-House of Palo Alto county, Iowa, from the 23rd day of January to the 15th day of February, 1875; and that in consequence of the ravages of the grasshoppers we are satisfied he is unable, without serious loss and inconvenience, to defray the expense of a personal attendance at the District Land Office.

[signed] Patrick Joynt and John Joynt

I, Thos. J Prouty, do hereby certify that the above affidavit was taken and subscribed before me this 15th day of February, 1875; and I further certify that Patrick Joynt and John Joynt whose names are subscribed to the foregoing affadavit, are persons of respectability, and residents in the neighborhood of the above-described land.

[signed] T.J. Prouty, Clerk

 

 

 

 

1880 census marked as could not read or write. Only John and Mary living with him. Looks like he was b. abt 1825.

Death records indicate he was about 90 years old and widowed at time of death.

From the Palo Alto Reporter Thursday, May 14, 1908:

David Finn

David Finn, who has been a resident of Palo Alto county since 1869, died at the Matthew Ryan home in this city Friday, May 8, 1908.

Mr. Finn was born in Ireland something over 95 years ago, coming to America in 1860. About six years ago he left the farm and came to Emmetsburg to make his home. He was married in 1870 to Miss Nora Joynt, and to them wer born four children, two sons and two daughters. One boy died at the age of 7, the balance of the children surviving their parents, the mother having died several years ago.

The funeral was held Sunday from Assumption church and the body laid to rest in St. John's cemetery.

Emmetsburg Democrat, Wed. May 13, 1908:

Passed Away at the Ripe Age of 95.

David Finn, one of the oldest men in Palo Alto county and in Iowa, passed away last Friday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Ryan in this city after a long and lingering illness. The funeral was held Sunday and was largely attended. Services were conducted at Assumption church Very Rev. J.J. Smith officiating. The burial was in St. John's cemetery.

The deceased was born in the county of Galway, Ireland, in 1813. He came to America in 1860. He lived for a number of years in the South. Later he spent some time at St. Louis and at Dubuque. He came to Palo Alto county in 1869. He lived on a farm west of this city for many years but came to Emmetsburg a short time ago to spend his declining days.

Mr. Finn was married to Miss Nora Joynt in 1871. Two sons and two daughters were born to them. Mrs. Finn died about thirty years ago. The surviving members of the family are John, who resides in North Dakota, Mrs. C.G. Worley of Titonka, and Sister Mary Placentia, who has charge of the department of music in the Sacred Heart academy at Ft. Dodge.

Mr. Finn was a man of good habits. He was frank, friendly, generous and upright and all who knew him had only the highest respect for him. He lived to be almost a centenarian and his long career was one of continuous devotion to the duties of exemplary Christian manhood. He was not an accumulator of wealth, but his word was always good. He invariably tried as best he could to fulfill his obligations in all his undertakings. He will be missed b ythe many who knew him so long and so favorably.

More About DAVID FINN:

Cause of Death: Gastritis

Fact 1: 05/10/1908, buried St. John's Catholic Cemetery-E'burg

Marriage Notes for HONORA JOYNT and DAVID FINN:

David Finn obit says they were married in 1871.

 

Children of HONORA JOYNT and DAVID FINN are:

i. JOHN FRANCIS3 FINN, b. 06/15/1870, Iowa; d. 1963 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.); m. NORA GERTRUDE LEAHY, 11/22/1916, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa; b. 10/11/1887, Great Oak Township,Iowa; d. 02/1955, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa.

Notes for JOHN FRANCIS FINN:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, May 28, 1914

John FINN was in Emmetsburg Friday. He had just returned from Wellsburg, Iowa, where he had been building an elevator. He was accompanied by his friend, Charles DRESSLE. They went to Whittemore Friday evening to work on the new elevator at that place.

 

 

More About JOHN FRANCIS FINN:

Fact 1: farmer

Residence: 1908, North Dakota

Notes for NORA GERTRUDE LEAHY:

Year of birth estimated from age given in Palo Alto Co. Birth records at time of birth of John Francis

 

Thursday, Feb. 10, 1955

Funeral Rites for Mrs. Finn

Many friends and relatives attended last rites for Mrs. John Finn, Sr., 67, at St. Thomas church Friday at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. C.E. Farrelly officiated. Burial was in St. Johnís cemetery with Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Serving as active pallbearers were Earl Joynt, Leo Joynt, Francis Brennan, John Kehr, Joe Molloy, all of Emmetsburg, and Charles Stewart of Ruthven. Honorary pallbearers were D.W. Joynt, Bert Ryan, Oscar Decker, Henry Miller, L.D. Brennan, and M.W. Brennan.

Mrs. Finn, the former Nora Leahy, daughter of Cecelia and Patrick Leahy, was born on a farm south of Emmetsburg, Oct. 11, 1887.

She was married to John Finn at St. Thomas church in Emmetsburg Nov. 22, 1916. The late Rev. M. McNerney officiated. Seven children were born to them . A son James died in infancy in 1923. Joseph was killed in a plane crash Jan. 26, 1944, in Australia during World War II and Pat was killed aboard the carrier Franklin, March, 19, 1945, at Kyushu Bay, Japan.

Mrs. Finn, a "double" gold star mother, lived in this community her entire life. She resided with her parents on their farm near Emmetsburg until her marriage. The couple farmed the Leahy homestead northwest of Emmetsburg for many years. They retired from the farm in 1944 and moved to Emmetsburg where they had since made their home.

Mrs. Finn was a member of the V.F.W. and Legion auxiliary. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.

Members of the three organizations attended the funeral in a group At the graveside rites, Mrs. Francis Schott of Cylinder, president of the V.F.W. auxiliary, read a tribute to Mrs. Finn.

Mrs. Finnís death was sudden and unexpected, although she had suffered with a heart condition for some time.

Of an uncomplaining nature, she suffered a tragic blow when two sons were killed during the war. On the death of her sister, Mrs. Henry Miller, she took the Millersí four small children into her home and gave them a motherís care, always solicitious for their welfare. She showed them every consideration given her own family. He life was one of helpfulness to others.

Among the out-of-town guests at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Millea of Huron, S.D., Mrs. E.A. Hancock of Sacramento, Calif., Mrs. E.M. Slater of Castro Valley, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. Dick Glover of Sioux City, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Riordan and Mr. and Mrs. Nagl of Carroll, Mrs. Slater, Mrs. Glover, Mrs. Riordan and Mrs. Nagl are the former Rosemary, Catherine, Peggy and Celia Miller, respectively. Sisters M. Placentia and M. Reperrata, J.L. Worley, Mrs. Jack Fitzhenry, all of Chicago, Mrs. Leo Hoffman, all of Hazelton, Mrs. Leon Dawson of Des Moines and Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Southworth of Laurens. Sister M. Placentia is a sister of Mr. Finn, John W. Worley is a nephew, and Mrs. Leo Hoffman is a niece.

Survivors include her husband, two sons, and two daughters. The are John Finn, Jr. and David Finn, both of Emmetsburg, Mrs. J.B. Millea of Huron, S.D., and Mrs. E.A. Hancock of Sacramento, Calif., and several grandchildren.

 

 

More About NORA GERTRUDE LEAHY:

Cause of Death: heart condition

Fact 1: buried in St. John's Cemetery,Emmetsburg

Marriage Notes for JOHN FINN and NORA LEAHY:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, November 22, 1916

WERE WEDDED TUESDAY

Mr. John Finn and Miss Nora Leahy Married at St. Thomas Church

Mr. John Finn and Miss Nora Leahy were united in marriage at St. Thomas church in this city Tuesday morning, Rev. M. McNerney performing the ceremony. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Mary Leahy, and the groom by his friend, Mr. Henry Miller. A sumptuous wedding dinner was enjoyed at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. P. Leahy, of Emmetsburg township. The close relatives and friends of the bride and groom were in attendance. Mr. and Mrs. Finn left during the day over the Rock Island on a short wedding trip. They will, we understand, make their future home in Emmetsburg.

The bride is one of the community's exceptionally deserving young ladies. All honor her for her many estimable qualities and will, we are sure, learn with pleasure that Emmetsburg is to be her home. The groom is a steady, high class gentleman. He grew to manhood in this vicinity. Of late years he has followed the construction of grain elevators and his services are prized by the firm that gives him employment. Our citizens will we are sure appreciate the news of his decision to locate permanently in their midst. We extend hearty congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Finn.

ii. DAVID FINN, b. 02/20/1872; d. 10/1879 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).

iii. MARY FINN, b. 05/20/1874, Wisconsin (Source: 1895 Iowa Census-City of Emmetsburg.); m. CHARLES WORLEY.

Notes for MARY FINN:

1895 IA State Census:

aged 21, b. Wis, Catholic. Enumerated with James E. Wilson family.

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co, Iowa

21 Feb 1912

Mrs. C.G. WORLEY of Rowley arrived in Emmetsburg Thursday morning to attend the funeral of John JOYNT. She made her home during her childhood with Mr. and Mrs. JOYNT. Mr. WORLEY is the Rock Island station agent at Rowley. He was formerly a resident of Emmetsburg.

 

 

iv. HONORA FINN, b. 03/04/1876.

Notes for HONORA FINN:

1880 census, Village of Emmetsburg, Palo Alto County, IA:

Listed as adopted daughter (Anora) of James and Theodosia Fitzgerald.

From Emmetsburg Democrat, 8 May 1908:

Sister Mary Placentia, of Ft. Dodge, was an Emmetsburg visitor during the past week. She came to see her father, David Finn, who has been very ill for some time. She has charge of the music department in the Sacred Heart Academy. She will be remembered as Miss Annie Fitzgerald.

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg,Palo Alto Co, Iowa

6 Sep 1911

Sister Mary Placentia, well known to many of our readers, who has been in the Sacred Heart Academy at Ft. Dodge for some time, will have charge of the conservatory of music in the Visitation Academy in East Des Moines during the coming year.

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, IA

Wednesday, 30 Dec 1919

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF SACRIFICE

A Most Creditable Record Made by an Emmetsburg Lady

Monday was the twenty-fifth anniversary of the taking of the final vow as a Sister of Charity by Sister Mary Placentia, formerly known by the people of Emmetsburg as Miss Anna Fitzgerald. During the day many old friends called on her to extend congratulations and give her a few valuable presents which she will prize highly. She is director in music in St. Mary's Academy.

Sister Mary Placentia has had a very active and useful career as a member of the great teaching order to which she belongs. She was on duty at Mt. Carmel, Dubuque, for two years, was in St. Bridget's school in Chicago for two years, and was one of the five sisters who opened the new school in the Sacred Heart parish at Fort Dodge when Father Heelan, now bishop of Sioux City, was appointed its first pastor. She was next transferred to Our Lady of Victory academy at Waterloo where she remained for a year. From there she returned to the Sacred Heart School at Fort Dodge. Five years later Sister Placentia was sent to the Visitation Academy of Des Moines. She was next assigned to duty as sister superior in Holy Name school at Marcus, Iowa, from which institution she went to Chicago where she was placed in charge of the Sacred Heart school and convent. September, 1919, found her installed in her alma mater as music instructor. She has excellent ability, is a zealous, tactful, tireless worker. She has given training to hundreds of young ladies in one of the most treasured of the five fine arts. The Democrat offers hearty congratulations and sincerely hopes she may have the happiness to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of her entrance into religious life which she has proven herself so helpful to education and society.

[Transcriber note: Sister Placentia was born Hanora Finn, dau. of David Finn and Hanora Joynt Finn. Her mother died in chilbirth and she was subsequently adopted by James Fitzgerald and Theodosia Warren Fitzgerald.

See also Emmetsburg Democrat, 8 May 1908:

"Sister Mary Placentia, of Ft. Dodge, was an Emmetsburg visitor during the past week. She came to see her father, David Finn, who has been very ill for some time. She has charge of the music department in the Sacred Heart Academy. She will be remembered as Miss Annie Fitzgerald."]

Emmetsburg Democrat

Wed., Sep 1, 1920

Sister Mary Placentia who had charge of St. Mary's conservatory of music during the past year has been transferred to Boone. Her many pupils of this locality were of course disappointed when she did not return.

 

 

 

9. CATHERINE2 JOYNT (DAVID PATRICK1) was born 11/1847 in County Galway,Ireland (Source: Obit of Catherine Joynt Keating 1931.), and died 03/18/1931 in Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.). She married WALTER KEATING 11/25/1875 in Dyersville, Dubuque County, Iowa (Source: Obit of Catherine Joynt Keating 1931.). He was born 04/1847 in Ballymacord, Galway, Ireland (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.), and died 10/07/1917 in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).

Notes for CATHERINE JOYNT:

St. John's Cem. Index lists yr of birth as 1848, another source says 01/18/1835. Obit lists as 1847.

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, Thursday, March 19, 1931:

The Funeral of Mrs. W. Keating

Services at Assumption Church Saturday. Burial in St. John's Cemetery

Last Wednesday evening as we were issuing the Democrat, we received word that Mrs. Walter Keating, whose serious illness was mentioned elsewhere in the Democrat, passed away at 5:30 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James P. Jones of this city.

The funeral was held Saturday forenoon. Services were conducted in the assumption churchof which she has for 35 years been a member. A solemn requiem high mass was celebrated by her grandnephew,Father Leo Berger. He was assisted by Very Rev. J. G. Murtagh and Rev. Jas. Shannahan. At the close, Father Murtagh preached an impressive sermon and spoke eulogistically of the exemplary life and the sincerity as a Catholic of Mrs. Keating. The burial was in the family lot in St. John's cemetery. The pallbearers were six grandnephews of the deceased-Earl Hoben, Bert Higgins, Walter Higgins, John McCormick, Ed Donahue and Ervin Joynt.

Catherine Joynt was born at Gort, County of Galway, Ireland, November 1847. Her age was 83. Miss Joynt attended the local schools and grew to womanhood in her native country. March 21, 1867, the parents and several members of the family came to the United States and located in the vicinity of Dyersville, Dubuque County. Miss Joynt was married at that place November 25, 1875, to Mr. Walter Keating. They lived on a neighboring farm for many years. In 1896 they came to Palo Alto county and located on the Peter Jones farm in Great Oak Township, which Mr. Keating had previously purchased. Seven years later they bought a home in the fourth ward and moved to Emmetsburg. Mr. Keating died in October 1917. Mrs. Keating is survived by one son, John D. of Chicago, and two daughters-Mrs. Jas P. Jones of Emmetsburg and Mrs. W.T. O'Brien of Des Plaines, Illinois, which is a suburb of Chicago.

There are three grandchildren. Mrs. Keating was the last member of a family of ten. Her brothers Patrick, John and Michael Joynt, old residents of our county will be well remembered by many of our readers.

Mrs. Keating was one of the quiet, refine, dignified old ladies of our county. As stated elsewhere, she was the survivor of a large family of ten brothers and sisters. She was anything but pretentious but she had a well trained mind and she kept posted on current affairs. She was for her years well preserved physically and her mental faculties were clear to the last. She was ardently devoted to her religion and she observed strictly its teachings in all that she said and did. She was very witty. Her replies to inquiries or comments by others in conversation were always to the point, although she was not in any sense sarcastic. She had due regard for the feelings of those among whom she mingled. Our community did not know a mother who was more exemplary or high minded. Her passing is sincerely regretted by all who knew her. General and profound sympathy is offered to the surviving son and daughters in their bereavement.

More About CATHERINE JOYNT:

Burial: St John's Cemetery, E'burg, Iowa

Notes for WALTER KEATING:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, October 10, 1917

WALTER KEATING DEAD

Had Been Ill for Several Years-Funeral Held Tuesday

Walter Keating died at his home in this city last Sunday after an illness of several years duration. The funeral was held Tuesday forenoon. Services were conducted at the Assumption church. There was a solemn requiem high mass with Very Rev. P.F. Farrelly as celebrant. He was assisted by Fathers McNerney and Velt. There was a large attendance from this and surrounding communities. The burial was in St. John's cemetery. The pall bearers were J.J. and J.D. Higgins, James P. Jones, P.J. Nally, David Joynt and Joseph Joynt.

Mr. Keating was born at Ballymacord [Note: probably Ballymacward] in the county of Galway, Ireland, in April 1847. Hence he was in his seventy-first year. He came to America in April 1865. He spent some time at Marblehead, Massachusetts. In 1866 he came to Dubuque county, Iowa. In 1870 he located at Delaware county, this state. On November 25, 1875, he was married at Dyersville, this state to Catherine Joynt. Mr. and Mrs. Keating lived on a farm near Earlville until 1896 when they bought the Peter Jones homestead in Great Oak township. Seven years later they became residents of this city, subsequently residing in their comfortable home in the Fourth ward. Mr. Keating is survived by his wife, one son, John D. of Chicago and two daughters, Miss Nellie Keating and Mrs. W.T. O'Brien, both of this community. Three brothers-Patrick, John, and Timothy- are still living in Ireland. One sister, Mrs. W.A. Bartlett, resides at St. Paul.

Mr. Keating was a quiet, modest Christian gentleman. He never sought attention. He attended closely to his own private affairs but he was invariably ready to do a neighborly act of kindness and to extend a strong influence on the lives of those in need. He was a conscientious man. He was careful and conservative and he took pride in meeting his obligations. His personal conduct was always above criticism. He appreciated goodness in others and his influence was exerted to encourage thrifty, useful high class citizenship. He was a devoted member of his church and he lived up to its obligations. He never for a moment underestimated its influences on the lives of those who made a conscientious effort to observe its teachings. The passing of Mr. Keating will be sincerely mourned not only by his wife, son, and two daughters, but by the large number who knew him and respected him as a man and a neighbor. General and sincere sympathy is extended to the surviving members of his excellent family.

 

More About WALTER KEATING:

Emigration: 04/1865, Ireland

 

Children of CATHERINE JOYNT and WALTER KEATING are:

i. MARY AGNES3 KEATING, b. 1886, Dyersville, Iowa; d. 1972, Des Plaines, Illinois; m. WILLIAM T O'BRIEN, 1908; b. Abt. 1884, Curlew,Iowa; d. 1956, Des Plaines, Illinois.

Notes for MARY AGNES KEATING:

Estimated year of birth from age given in Palo Alto Co. birth records at time of birth of Loretta Margaret

More About MARY AGNES KEATING:

Residence: 03/19/1931, Des Plaines, Illinois (Source: Obit of Catherine Joynt Keating 1931.)

Notes for WILLIAM T O'BRIEN:

Estimated year of birth from age given in Palo Alto Co. birth records at time of birth of Loretta Margaret

 

 

More About WILLIAM T O'BRIEN:

Fact 1: farmer

ii. JOHN D KEATING.

Notes for JOHN D KEATING:

From the E'burg Democrat, 2 Sep 1908:

J.D. Keating returned to Shenandoah, Iowa, Monday morning. He had been visiting relatives in this city for some time.

More About JOHN D KEATING:

Residence: 03/19/1931, Chicago, Illinois (Source: Obit of Catherine Joynt Keating 1931.)

iii. NELLIE KEATING, m. JAMES P JONES; b. Abt. 1874.

More About NELLIE KEATING:

Residence: 03/19/1931, Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: Obit of Catherine Joynt Keating 1931.)

Notes for JAMES P JONES:

Possibly the James P Jones from 1880 census, age 6, parents Peter and Elizibeth Jones.

 

10. MICHAEL2 JOYNT (DAVID PATRICK1) was born 09/17/1851 in Gort, Galway Ireland, and died 11/24/1918 in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 3.). He married BRIDGET BRENNAN 02/19/1878, daughter of JAMES BRENNAN and KATHERINE WALSH. She was born 06/05/1859 in Stratford, County Perth, Canada, and died 05/23/1930 in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa.

Notes for MICHAEL JOYNT:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, 31 Dec 1913

Had An Enjoyable Family Reunion

Chirstmas day there was a most enjoyable family reunion at the home of Mr and Mrs Michael JOYNT of Emmetsburg township. Among the members who came from a distance were Dr. and Mrs. Martin JOYNT and daughter of Jesup, Dr. Robert JOYNT of Lemars, Dr and Mrs. Michael JOYNT of Marcus, Dr. Bert JOYNT, who recently returned from Des Moines, and Miss Gertie JOYNT, who is taking a course for a professional nurse in Mercy Hospital at Des Moines. All of the local members of the family were in attendance. This is the first occasion in eight years that Mr and Mrs JOYNT have had all of their sons and daughters at home at the same time. It is needless to say taht the day was one of the most enjoyable of their lives and that it will often be recalled with pleasure.

 

 

 

1900 census states Michael emigrated in 1867. Owns own farm.

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FINAL PROOF REQUIRED UNDER HOMESTEAD ACT of MAY 20, 1862, AND ACT OF JUNE

18, 1874

We Patrick JOYNT & James HICKEY do solemnly swear that we have known Michael JOYNT for 5 years past; that he is single and heir of Bridget JOYNT Deceased and the only child that was under age at her death and a citizen of the United States; that he is an inhabitant of the West half of North West qr of Section No. 28 in Township No. 96, of Range No. 33, and that no other person resided upon the said land entitled to the right of Homestead or Pre-emption.

That the said Michael JOYNT entered upon and made settlement on said land on or about the 14th day of June, 1869 and has built a house thereon 10x12 ft, one story high, having one door and one window &c. and has lived in the said house and made it his exclusive home from the 14th day of June 1869, to the present time; and that he has since said settlement, plowed and cultivated about 12 acres of said land,and has made the following improvements thereon, to wit: Set out half an acre of fruit trees, Set out some fruit trees &c.

That notice of his intention to make final homestead proof on said land was posted on the land an on the door of the Court-House of Palo Alto county, Iowa, from the 23d day of January to the 15th day of Feb, 1875; and that in consequence of the ravages of the grasshoppers we are satisfied that he is unable, without serious loss and inconvenience, to defray the expense of a personal attendance at the District Land Office.

[signed] Patrick JOYNT and Jas HICKEY

Thos J PROUTY do hereby certify that the above affadavit was taken and subscribed before me this 15th day of Feb. 1875, and I further certify that Patrick JOYNT and James HICKEY whose names are subscribed to the foregoing affidavit, are persons of respectability and residents in the neighborhood of the above-described land. Said James HICKEY swears to all except the posting of the notices. [signed] T.J. PROUTY, Clerk

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Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, Sep. 16, 1925

An Emmetsburg Directory Printed Forty Two Years Ago

Only Three or Four Business Men and Two or Three Members of the Professions out of 175 or More Are Still on the Job

John McNALLY, and old timer, hands us the following copy of Emmetsburg's business directory taken from the Iowa Gazeteer printed 42 years ago:

JOYNT, Michael, teacher

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Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

24 June 1914

NEWS OF TWENTY YEARS AGO

A Few Items Taken from the Files of June 20, 1894

The following are the newly elected officers of the A.O.H. President, W.J. O'BRIEN; vice-president, M. JOYNT; corresponding secretary, J.J. DENEEN; financial secretary, P.H. HAND; treasurer, M.F. KERWICK; sergeant-at-arms, M.D. KANE; doorkeeper, Charles FLYNN; county president, Dan KELLY.

 

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This article may be about the Clare or Williams School. It is believed the Joynt district, Emmetsburg township was northwest of Emmetsburg.

Palo Alto Reporter, March 19, 1903

 

A Contested School Election

In the Joynt district in Emmetsburg township a lively time was had at the school election. There were two candidates for the position, namely, Mat Murphy, who held the position last year, and Mike Joynt, who desired to succeed him as sub-director. The election was called to commence at 10:30 o'clock and th polls were to hold open for two hours. The polls were not opened at the required time but wre closed at the expiration of two hours after the time in the call. This only kept them open for forty-five minutes. When the polls were about to close Murphy protested that they had not been open two hours and demanded that they should be held open the time required by law. The board decided that the call specified the time the polls were to close and so accordingly they were closed. Murphy had two men on the way to the polls to vote, but when they got there the polls were closed and they were not allowed to vote. The vote stood 8 for Joynt and 6 for Murphy and had the two Murphy adherents who came after the polls closed been allowed to vote the result would have been a tie and under the law Murphy would have held over.

Murphy contested the matter and on Monday the board of directors of Emmetsburg township met in Squire Stuehmer's office in this city to consider the matter. After consulting with County Attorney F.C. Davidson in regard to the law, the board dedided taht as the polls were not held open teh required two hours there had been no election and Mr. Murphy was entitled to hold over. This will take the fight over until the next election

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Emmetsburg Democrat, 5 Oct 1910:

August a Good Creamery Month

During the month of August the Emmetsburg Creamery company checked out

$7,704.72 to its 164 patrons. The price paid for butter fat was 35 cents.

The following are the names of those who had received checks for $20 and

over:

T.H. TAYLOR....................$162.01

Ben CATTELL....................$154.31

Wm. FISHER......................$152.53

Andreas ZIEHLKE..............$143.46

Mrs. Mary A. GIBBS..........$130.41

W.H. GRACE.....................$125.02

Michael JOYNT..................$112.49

W.H. PARKS.....................$104.05

John FITZPATRICK...........$102.90

Mrs. O.P. DOYLE..............$101.15

P.C. NEARY......................$ 99.75

Thos. HAMILTON.............$ 97.47

J.B. WILLIAMS.................$ 93.66

Michael MURPHY..............$ 92.92

James DUNIGAN...............$ 92.75

 

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Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co, Iowa

14 Oct 1914

Mr. and Mrs. Michael JOYNT and several members of the family enjoyed an auto trip to LeMars and Marcus a few days ago. Dr. R.J. JOYNT lives at LeMars and Dr. M.F. JOYNT at Marcus. Both are sons of Mr. and Mrs. JOYNT.

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Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wed., Dec 29, 1915

EMMETSBURG'S IMPROVEMENTS FOR 1915

They Foot Up $308,775-The Season a Record Breaker

M. JOYNT, new residence...3,500.00

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Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, 19 July 1916

Myles McNALLY, M.J. CONWAY, Michael JOYNT, Leo McEVOY, C.F. WALDRON, and James P JONES will represent the local division of the A.O.H. in the state convention to be held at Keokuk the second week of August. An invitation will be extended to the organization to hold its next state convention in Emmetsburg.

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, July 24, 1918

 

Dr. Robert NESTOR, Dr. and Mrs. Bert JOYNT of Waterloo and Dr. Martin JOYNT of LeMars were guests at the Michael JOYNT home in this city over Sunday.

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Michael Joynt Dead

Expired Suddenly Early Sunday Morning Funeral Tomorrow

Sunday morning the news spread quickly throughout the community that Michael Joynt had died of heart failure during the early morning hours. He became ill early last April while visiting at the home of his son, Joseph Joynt, of Emmetsburg township. It was four or five weeks before he was strong enough to return to this city. During the summer months he rallied some and was occasionally able to walk up town but he was greatly annoyed by palpitation of the heart and he was fearful that he might be taken off suddenly. Saturday evening he visited his brother, Patrick Joynt, who resides on the adjoining block. On returning home, he did not retire until 11 p.m. About 1:30 o'clock Mrs. Joynt was aroused and found him in a serious condition. Before medical aid could be reached he expired.

The funeral will be held tomorrow forenoon. Services will be conducted at St. Thomas Church. The burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. The Knights of Columbus and the Ancient Order of Hibernians will attend in body. He belonged to both organizations.

Michael Joynt was born at Gort, in the county of Galway, Ireland, in September, 1851. Hence he was 67 years of age. On March 17,1867, he came to the United States. He witnessed a creditable celebration of the day in New York City. In a short time he came west. He visited at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and later located near Dyersville, Dubuque County, this state. In the spring of 1869 he settled in Emmetsburg Township, taking up a homestead. February 19, 1878, he was united in marriage to Miss Bridget Brennan. Mr. and Mrs. Joynt made a comfortable home for themselves and became quite prosperous. In February, 1916, they moved into their fine new residence in this city. Mr Joynt is survived by his wife, six sons and three daughters. the sons are Dr. M.J. Joynt and Dr. R.J. Joynt of LeMars, Dr. M.F. Joynt of Marcus, Dr. A.J. Joynt of Waterloo and Joseph T. and D.W. Joynt, who live on farms in Emmetsburg Township. The daughters are Mrs. Leon Dawson of Des Moines and Misses Laura and Mildred Joynt who are at home. Mrs. Dawson was , before her marriage, a trained nurse. Mr. Joynt's death is also mourned by his brother, Patrick Joynt, and his sister, Mrs. Walter Keating of this city.

Mr Joynt was one of the pioneers of this section. He brought to our community the genius, the energy, the industry, the pluck and the steadfastness that characterized his race and he easily won front rank among the most honored citizens of our county. He had practical education and he was anxious to help others as well as to promote his own personal interests. He taught school in his home neighborhood for several years and made an enviable record as a worker in the classroom. Through life he was respected for his keen power of observation and for his sound and conservative views on public questions. He held several official positions in his home township and he performed satisfactorily and honorably all duties entrusted to him. No one ever questioned his sincerity or his fairness in his dealings with his fellow citizens. The public found him mild, even tempered, quiet, painstaking and upright. He was never regarded as aggressive. He was, on the contrary, careful, diplomatic, tactful and forebearing. He was, nevertheless, firm in any position he took. He was anxious to be fair and just but he would not abase himself to please those who were unreasonable in their appeals for concessions. His zeal for the welfare of the members of his family was that of the conscientious, anxious, farseeing parent. He knew well the opportunities which would, in the course of years, be offered to young men and women of ability, talent, and character and he gave his boys and his girls special educational opportunities, sending several of them to universities. He had the happiness, during his late years, to see them take well deserved rank among the professional people of our state. We doubt if any other family in Iowa can make a better showing in this respect than Mr. and Mrs. Joynt's. He must, of course, have felt a pardonable pride in their attainments but he was too modest to boast of what they had achieved. He as at all times a Christian gentleman. He believed in moderation. His habits were exemplary and his personal conduct was always edifying. He was a devoted, loyal, citizen of the country of his adoption and he did well his part in aiding in its progress and in its development. It is needless to say that he also yearned anxiously and expectantly during life for the granting of the right of local self government to the land of his birth. The writer knew Mr. Joynt intimately for over thirty years and, in all of our dealings with him, we found him kind, faithful, practical, prompt and reliable. His death is widely and sincerely mourned by all who knew him. The grief stricken wife, the sorrowing sons and daughters and the numerous other relatives have the sincere sympathy of all in their bereavement.

 

 

More About MICHAEL JOYNT:

Burial: St John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Cause of Death: mitral regurgitation

Emigration: 1867, Ireland (Source: 1900 Census Palo Alto County, Iowa.)

Fact 1: 11/28/1918, buried St. John's Catholic Cemetery-E'burg

Notes for BRIDGET BRENNAN:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

13 July 1910

The A.O.H. Picnic Sunday

Members Had One of the Most Enjoyable Outings in the History of the Order.

The A.O.H. picnic, which was private, was held in the W.E. JACKMAN grove Sunday, the members having attended early mass in the local churches. There was about 400 present at the noon hour, including the members, the auxiliary members and their families, and all sat down on the green sward beneath the shady burr oak trees for a feast of good things. They had well filled baskets and the society furnished free of charge an abuncance of ice cream, lemonade, cigars for the gentlemen, and candies for the ladies and children.

After dinner, there was a short speaking and musical program. Mr. T.M. SCANLAN, state treasurer of the order, was present and spoke briefly but interestingly and earnestly. The Emmetsburg concert band played a number of selections, and the representatives of the Chicago Gaelic Dancing league, Messrs. Wm. HAGERTY, John RYAN, and Michael GRAHAM favored the audience with a few Irish reels, jigs and hornpipes. M.F. BRENNAN, James KANE, Mrs. P. LEAHY, and Mrs.M. JOYNT also danced an Irish reel. A game of ball followed, the town members of the order defeating the country members by a score of 5 to 4. There were also a number of other events that were good.

Chas. GRACE won the 100 yard foot race, John E. BRENNAN was second. Myrle KERWICK was first in the boy's race and James FOY second. Lewine HAND won the little girls' race. Celia BURKE was second. The relay race was won by Tom NOLAN, Thos. JOYCE, Will JOYNT, and Chas. MAGUIRE. Chas. GRACE won the high jump. J.S. DENEEN was second.

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Emmetsburg Democrat; Oct 2, 1918

Mrs Michael Joynt arrived home from LeMars Monday. She was called to that place by the illness of her daughter Miss Laura who underwent a surgical operation. Mrs. Joynt's sons Drs. Michael and Martin Joynt reside at LeMars.

 

 

 

May 25, 1930, Newspaper Unknown:

Mrs. M. Joynt, age 71, Came to Palo Alto county in 1865. Funeral services held Monday morning. Several came from distant points to attend the funeral.

Mrs. Michael Joynt died at her home in this city at 10:15 last Friday morning. She had suffered a number of heart attacks in the last few months and was critically ill for a week preceding death.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at St. Thomas church. Father McNerney offered a solemn requiem mass assisted by Fathers Murtagh and Kelly. The pallbearers, all nephews of the deceased, were Tom Nally, Mat Brennan, John Fenn [Finn], Joe Jackman, David Joynt, and John Brennan. Burial was made in St. John's cemetery.

Bridget Brennan was born at Stratford, Ontario, Canada in 1859. Thus she was 71 years of age. At the age of six she came to Palo Alto with her parents and lived in Walnut township. She was married in 1878 to Michael Joynt, and moved to a farm near Crippen, where they lived until 1916, at which time the family moved to the city of Emmetsburg. Her husband died in 1918, at the age of 67, and Mrs. Joynt continued to live in Emmetsburg with her daughters.

Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Joynt, all of whom survive. They are Drs. Martin and Robert of Le Mars, Dr. Michael, of Marcus, Dr. Bert of Waterloo, Mrs. Leon Dawson, of Des Moines, William, Joseph, Laura and Mildred, of Emmetsburg. She is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. P. Leahy and Mrs. Dan Sherlock, both of Emmetsburg, and Mrs. Ann Mugan, of Jefferson, and one brother, Martin Brennan, of Emmetsburg.

Among the out of town people who attended the funeral were, Mrs. Tom Mulry, of Chicago, Mrs. Charles Worley of Hazleton, Dr. Shepard, Dr. and Mrs. Larson and Mr. and Mrs. E. Powell of LeMars, Mark Teefey, Mrs. Mary Hughes, fern Weir and Francon Day, all of Sioux City, Hazel McNally, Bernard Seger, and Felix Trinon, all of Marcus and Lucille Lucan of LeMars.

We met Mrs. Joynt on but one brief occasion. It is our loss that we did not know her better. But we are able to gather from her noble reputation, from the tributes of others, and from the reflection of her character in the fine family she left to the world command great admiration from the later generation...her capacity for sympathizing with others' troubles and contributing a helping hand knew no limits.

She was a staunch fortress of motherhood to nine children, devoting years to their care and conscientious upbringing.....

Though most of her sons and daughters live at a distance, all are busily occupied in their personal affairs, the loss of their mother is a sad blow. To them is extended genuine sympathy.

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Last Will and Testament

I, Bridget Joynt, being of sound and disposing mind and memory do hereby make, publish and declare this instrument to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking any other such instruments by me heretofore made.

ITEM I

I direct that first all my just debts and the expenses of my last illness and burial be paid.

ITEM II

I give, devise and bequeath my residence in Emmetsburg, Iowa, and all furnishings and equipment therein to my daughters Laura Joynt and Mildred Joynt to be theirs in equal undivided shares.

ITEM III

I give, devise and bequeath my farm lands, being a tract of land of approximately 72 acres, to my sons Joe Joynt and William Joynt, to be theirs in equal undivided shares.

ITEM IV

I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter Gertie the sum of $1,000.

ITEM V

I direct that my sons Joe and William Joynt shall each be given a credit of $1000.00 upon their respective obligations owing to me.

ITEM VI

I direct that the sum of $100.00 be expended as an offering for masses to be said for the repose of my soul and the soul of my husband, Michael Joynt.

ITEM VII

All the rest residue and remainder of my estate I give, devise and bequeath share and share alike to my daughters Laura and Mildred Joynt.

ITEM VIII

I nominate Martin Joynt as the executor of this my Last Will and Testament and request that he be required to furnish no bond.

Witness my hand this 22nd day of May A.D., 1930.

[signed] Bget Joint

Witnesses: [signed] Edward D Kelly and Cecilia Leahy

The foregoing instrument, consisting of one typewritten page, was, on the date thereof, to-wit: May 22, 1930, signed by the said Bridget Joynt in our presence and by her declared to be her Last Will and Testament to us, who, at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other did sign our names as witnesses thereto.

[signed] Edward D Kelly and Cecilia Leahy

Final Report #2026

In the Matter of the Estate of Bridget Joynt, Deceased

Comes now Martin J. Joynt, Executor of the will and estate of Bridget Joynt, deceased and as his final report and accounting states the following:

DIVISION I.

That the decedent Bridget Joynt died testate in, and a resident of, the city of Emmetsburg, Palo Alto County, State of Iowa on the 23rd day of May, 1930, leaving no spouse her surviving. That she was seized in fee simple at the time of her death of the following described real estate to-wit:

The East Half (E 1/2) of the Southwest Quarter (SE1/4) of Section Twenty-two (22), Township Ninety-six (96), Range Thirty-three (33), containing about seventy-two (72) acres (being the real estate devised in Item three of her will to Joe Joynt and William Joynt).

Lot Five (5) of Block Thirty-six (36) Corbin & Lawler's Plat of Emmetsburg, Iowa (being the residence mentioned in item two of said will).

That the following is a list of beneficiaries under said will:

Laura Laughlin (nee Joynt)...Daughter...Emmetsburg, Iowa

Mildred Southworth (nee Joynt)...Daughter...Laurens, Iowa

J.T. Joynt (named in will as Joe Joynt)...Son...Emmetsburg, Iowa

D.W. Joynt (named in will as William Joynt)...Son...Emmetsburg, Iowa

Gertrude Dawson (nee Joynt) (Named in will as "My daughter Gertie")...Des Moines, Iowa

That all of the said beneficiaries are over the age of twenty-one years. That no legacy or devise remains a charge on any of the real estate of said decedent.

DIVISION II.

The undersigned further reports that all debts and administration expenses have been paid in full including Executor's fees and attorney's fees. That the bequests provided for in items four, five and six have been taken care of in full and that the residue and remainder of said estate has been distributed in accordance with the provisions of said will. That the notes and mortgages which were owing said decedent by J.T. Joynt and D.W. Joynt have been assigned and delivered to Laura Laughlin on request of Mildred Southworth. That there remains nothing further to be done in the premises.

Wherefore, the undersigned prays that his final report may be accepted and approved. That said estate may be closed and that the undersigned Executor may be discharged and exonerated.

Martin J. Joynt

by [signed] Kelly & Kelly His Attorneys.

More About BRIDGET BRENNAN:

Burial: St John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Emigration: 1867, Ireland (Source: 1900 Census Palo Alto County, Iowa.)

 

Children of MICHAEL JOYNT and BRIDGET BRENNAN are:

i. MARTIN J3 JOYNT, b. 11/1878 (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..); d. 1955; m. REGINA ROONEY, 06/18/1907, Dubuque, Iowa (Source: Newpaper-Emmetsburg Democrat, Wednesday, June 26, 1907.); d. 1959.

Notes for MARTIN J JOYNT:

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, Wednesday, January 6, 1904:

Martin Joynt returned to Iowa City yesterday to resume his studies in the Iowa State University. He had been home spending the holidays with parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Joynt.

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, Wednesday, June 26, 1907:

Dr. Martin Joynt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joynt of this city was married to Miss Mary Regina Rooney at Dubuque Tuesday morning of last week. The ceremony took place at St. Anthony's church. The groom was attneded by his brother, Dr. Robert Joynt and the bride by Miss O'Connor, of Dubuque. the bride and groom started at once for Waterloo where they visited Dr. and Mrs. R.J.Nestor, after which they came to Emmetsburg, spending several days with the parents and numerous other relatives of the groom. They left for Jesup Monday morning where they will make their future home.

The bride is one of Dubuque's charming young ladies. She is a trained nurse, being recently graduated from the University of Iowa. She impressed most favorably all who met her during brief visit to Emmetsburg. Dr. Joynt is, of course, well known to a large number of our readers. He graduated from teh Emmetsburg High School several years ago. He was an exceptionally bright and successful student. he was the valedictorian of his class. Later he graduated from Iowa's medical department.

More About MARTIN J JOYNT:

Residence: 1944, LeMars, Iowa

Notes for REGINA ROONEY:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

3 July 1912

Mrs. Dr. M.J. JOYNT and little daughter, Regina Margaret, recently visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. JOYNT of Emmetsburg township. They returned last week to their home at Jesup, Iowa.

More About REGINA ROONEY:

Degree: University of Iowa

Occupation: nurse

ii. JOSEPH T. JOYNT, b. 05/1880 (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..); d. 1944 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.); m. JULIA ANN JOYCE, 11/09/1910, Emmetsburg,Iowa; b. 03/11/1886, Palo Alto County, Iowa (Source: 1895 Iowa Census-Emmetsburg Township.); d. 05/1964 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).

Notes for JOSEPH T. JOYNT:

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, Thursday, Feb 10, 1944:

Many At Rites for J.T. Joynt

Funeral services were held at the Assumption Catholic church Monday morning for Joseph T. Joynt, 63, an account of whose death appeared in The Democrat last week. The Very Rev. W.F. Mason, pastor, officiated at the requiem high mass. Serving as pallbearers were six nephews, Edward Joyce, Robert Joynt, Edward Brennan, Leo Joynt, William Joyce and Patrick Hoben. Burial was in St. John's cemetery, with the Foy Funeral Home in charge.

From Distance

The large crowd at Mr. Joynt's funeral was indicative of his popularity and many from a distance came to attend the last rites. His death occurred at a Rochester, Minn. hospital and was a shock to his family and many friends.

Besides is widow, the former Julia Joyce, Mr. Joynt is survived by the following children: Mrs. John Kehr of Emmetsburg, Francis E., serving with the army in India, Sgt. Louis Joynt of Victoria, Tex. and his twin brother, Lloyd at home; Mrs. Vern Hiethoff of Carroll and Mrs. Richard Willits of Emmetsburg, twin sisters; Evelyn, a registered nurse at Carroll, Hugh of Emmetsburg and Blanche of Des Moines. Another pair of twins, Earl and Grace, died in infancy, and a son, Clem also died many years ago. Surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Drs. M.J. Joynt and R.J. Joynt of LeMars, M.F. Joynt, Marcus; A.J. Joynt of Waterloo, and D.W. Joynt of Emmetsburg, Mrs. L.E. Dawson of Des Moines, Mrs. Vincent Southworth of Laurens and Mrs. Lou Laughlin of Emmetsburg. Four grandchildren are Gerald and Mary Joynt, Joseph Kehr, and Judith Ann Willits.

Priests Present.

The following priests were present on the altar during the Mass: the Rev. Leo Berger, Sibley; the Rev. Clarence Farrelly, Laurens; the Rev. James Keane, Estherville; the Rev. R.J. Quinn, Carroll; and the Rev. Edward Vollmer, Emmetsburg.

The following came to Emmetsburg to attend the funeral: Sgts. Louis Joynt and Edward Brennan; Seaman Joe Brennan; Dr. and Mrs. M.J. Joynt; Dr. and Mrs. R.J. Joynt and son, Robert, and Mrs. Kelly, all of LeMars; Dr. M.F. Joynt, Messrs. Bergstrom, Satterly and Miehl of Marcus; Rev. J.J. Quinn; Mr. and Mrs. John Heithoff and son, Robert; Dorothy Sabus, R.N.; Mary Alice Meyers, R.N.; Dorothy Rose Stumpf,R.N.; Helena Santillian, R.N.; Lauretta Aylward and Mary Zeimiet, student nurses all of Carroll; Dr. and Mrs. A.J. Joynt; Harold Mcdermott of Waterloo; Mrs. L.E. Dawson and Rita Lewis of Des Moines; Mr and Mrs. Vincent Southworth, Ruth and Jim, of Laurens; Misses Marie and Betty Joynt, R.N. of Iowa Falls; Miss Elsie Joynt, student nurse at St. Vincent's Sioux City; Mr. and Mrs. John Kehr, Blue Earth, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. T.P. Joynt and Mrs. Irvin Joynt, Mason City.

The C.D. of A. served dinner after the funeral to all of the relatives.

More About JOSEPH T. JOYNT:

Fact 1: farmer

Notes for JULIA ANN JOYCE:

July 31, 1918; Emmetsburg Democrat

Twin daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. JOYNT Tuesday morning. Mr. and Mrs. JOYNT have now 2 pairs of twins in their family. Of course their many local friends will be glad to learn of the good news.

More About JULIA ANN JOYCE:

Social Security Number: 479-48-1008

Marriage Notes for JOSEPH JOYNT and JULIA JOYCE:

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, 9 Nov 1910

Joynt-Joyce

Mr. Joseph T Joynt and Miss Julia A Joyce were married at St. Thomas church this morning at 8:30, Father McNerney officiating. Miss Clara Joyce was bridesmaid and Dr. M.F. Joynt of Marcus, Iowa, was best man. The wedding dinner was served at the home of the brides mother, Mrs. Mary T Joyce. Only a few of the immediate relatives of the contracting parties were in attendance. Mr. and Mrs. Joynt will live on the John Joynt farm in Emmetsburg township.

The bride is a young lady of whom her friends and companions can well feel proud. Her appearance, her charming, pleasing personality and her dignity and worth have well earned the high rank she enjoys in the community. There is no young man in our county who stands higher in the regard of our citizens than the groom. He is a worker, is economical and public spirited, and manifests on all occasions the traits of the American gentleman. The mating is an ideal one. The Democrat joins their hosts of relatives and friends in extending hearty congratulations.

iii. ROBERT J. JOYNT, b. 02/15/1882; d. 12/1971, LeMars, Plymouth, Iowa; m. MARY AGNES TEEFEY, 02/04/1913, Lemars, Iowa.

Notes for ROBERT J. JOYNT:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co, Iowa

30 Aug 1911

Drs. Robert JOYNT of Le Mars and Michael of Marcus arrived in an auto Sunday morning and remained with their parents, brothers and sisters until Monday. Their brother Bert returned with them to remain until he leaves for Iowa City to resume his studies.

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

1 Oct 1913

Dr. Robert JOYNT of LeMars spent Sunday with his parents in Emmetsburg township. He had his eye on a piece of real estate in this locality. He says that average farm lands in the vicinity of LeMars are selling for $175 to $275 per acre. He thinks there is good money in Palo Alto lands at the present prices.

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, May 5, 1915

Dr. Joynt's Fine Dental Outfit

Dr. THEILE tells the Democrat's reporter that Dr. Robert JOYNT of LeMars has the finest equipped dental office in northern Iowa. Mr. DONLON, who recently visited LeMars, called on Mr. JOYNT while there and says that he certainly has a beautiful outfit. We are pleased to note that he enjoys a large and profitable practice.

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From "History of Plymouth County, Iowa". W.S. Freeman 1917. B.F. Bowen & Co., Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana

Note: information in brackets was added by me to biography for clarification or correction.

R.J.[Robert J.] Joynt, a native of Palo Alto county, Iowa, and now one of the leading professional men of LeMars, Plymouth county, was born on February 15, 1884, and is the son of M.[Michael] and Bridget (Brennan) Joynt. These parents are well-known residents of Plymouth county, [Note: this is incorrect. Michael and Bridget Joynt, R.J.'s parents were residents of Palo Alto county ]where Mr. Joynt is recognized as one of the substantial and successful farmers and stock men. He is progressive and believes in intensive farming, the most thorough cultivation of the soil and the keeping of the best of stock. Mr. and Mrs. Joynt are active members of the Catholic church and have long been prominent in the social and religious life of the community, where they are held in the highest regard and esteem by all who know them. They are the parents of the following children: M.J.[Martin J.], M.F.[Michael Francis], A.J.[Albert J.], R.J.[Robert J.], J.T.[Joseph T.] and D.W.[David William]. M.J. is an eye,nose and ear specialist of Le Mars; M.F. is a well-known physician of Marcus, Iowa; A.J. is an eye,ear and nose specialist of Waterloo, Iowa and J.T. and D.W. are farmers in the county [Palo Alto].

R.J. Joynt received his primary education in the public schools of his home district and later attended the State University at Iowa City. After having graduated from this institution in the dental department in 1907, he at once located at Le Mars, where he has since engaged in his profession.

On February 4, 1913, R.J. Joynt was united in marriage to Mamie Teefey and to this union one child, Mary Ellen, has been born. Mr. and Mrs. Joynt have an ideal home and are prominent in the social and religious life of the community. They take much interest in the moral and the social development of their home town and are recognized as among the earnest workers for the betterment of the district. They are devout members of the Catholic church and take much interest in all church work. Mr. Joynt is a member of the Elk's lodge and the Knight's of Columbus and has had much to do with the success of the local orders.

R.J. Joynt has devoted his best efforts to the mastery of his profession and is recognized as one of the most proficient workmen in his line in this part of the state. He has been most successful in his profession and, in addition to his extensive practice, he is the owner of eighty acres of land in Palo Alto county, Iowa, as well as owning one-half interest in one hundred and sixty acres of land in South Dakota.

 

 

More About ROBERT J. JOYNT:

Residence: 1944, LeMars, Iowa

Social Security Number: 482-46-4864

Marriage Notes for ROBERT JOYNT and MARY TEEFEY:

From the Emmetsburg, Democrat, 12 Feb 1913

Dr Robert Joynt Married

Chooses Miss Mamie Agnes Teefey of Sioux City for His Life Partner

A pretty church wedding took place in the Cathedral of the Ephiphany Tuesday mroning at 8:30 o'clock when Miss Mayme Agnes Teefey of Sioux City and Dr. Robert Joynt, of this city, were united in the holy bonds of wedlock. Rev. J.T. Finnegan performed the ceremony and celebrated nuptial high mass.

The bride wore a gown of white charmeuse with seed pearl trimmings, her long veil being caught up with lillies of he valley. She carried a bride's bouquet of forses and lillies of the valley. Her sister, Miss Katherine Teefey, a bridesmaid, wore pink charmeuse and carried pink roses. Dr. Bert Joynt, of Des Moines, Iowa, was groomsman. After the church service, a wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's mother. Killarney roses were used in the floral decorations, and the menu was carried out in pink and white.

The young couple left on the late morning train for a ten days visit at Minneapolis and other points. On their return to this city they will occupy rooms in Union hotel until March 1, when they will occupy the groom's cozy little cottage on Howard street.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. P. Teefey, of Sioux City. She received her education in the schools of that place. For the past four years she has been employed in the First National Bank of this city, and during her residence in the city she has made a host of friends who are more than pleased to see her return and take up her residence here permanently.

Dr. Joynt is practicing dentistry in this city. Doc, better known among the LeMars people, is a good industrious fellow. The few years he has been in this city he has worked up a good practice by his satisfactory treatment. His many friends wish him the best of luck in his new undertaking.

The out of town guests present at the marriage were the following:

Dr. and Mrs. M.F. Joynt, of Marcus, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Joynt, and Miss Regina Joynt, of Jesup, Iowa; Miss Gertrude Joynt, of Des Moines, Iowa; Will Joynt, of Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa; Mrs. J.J. Hughes, Miss Mabel Teefey, Miss Jennie Snyder, Anton Sartori, of LeMars, Iowa; and Mr. and Mrs. H.J. McNamara of Anthon, Iowa.-LeMars Globe Post.

iv. MICHAEL FRANCIS JOYNT, b. 11/10/1883 (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1.); d. 06/1965; m. (1) MARY MCLAUGHLIN, 11/28/1911, Chicago, Illinois; m. (2) LUCILLE LUKEN, 11/15/1948, Washington, D.C..

Notes for MICHAEL FRANCIS JOYNT:

On 9-7-1945 Michael was living in Marcus,Cherokee Co., Iowa. He filed an amendment of birth certificate stating his birth date was 11-10-1883 and his middle name was spelled Francis, not Frances. Found in Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1.

From E'burg Democrat 29 June 1910:

Dr. Michael Joynt

Michael Joynt, Jr. , graduated from the medical department at the Iowa State University a short time ago. He returned home Wednesday. He has not yet decided where he will locate. He is a bright, talented young man and has a strong, pleasing personality. He will, we are confident, succeed in his chosen profession. Mr. and Mrs. Joynt are deserving of great praise for the excellent opportunities they are giving their several sons and the sons are entitled to equal credit for making the most of the advantages offered to them.

From E'burg Democrat 20 July 1910:

Dr. M.F. JOYNT has located at Marcus, Iowa. The Democrat wishes him success.

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co, Iowa

30 Aug 1911

Drs. Robert JOYNT of Le Mars and Michael of Marcus arrived in an auto Sunday morning and remained with their parents, brothers and sisters until Monday. Their brother Bert returned with them to remain until he leaves for Iowa City to resume his studies.

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E'burg Democrat

Oct 9, 1918

Dr and Mrs. M.F. Joynt arrived in Emmetsburg the latter part of the week for a visit with Mr and Mrs Michael Joynt. Michael Joynt, Jr. will soon leave for some camp to begin his duties in the U.S. army.

 

 

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, Jan 8, 1919

Want Dr. Joynt Discharged

Cherokee, IA, Jan 1-The town council of Marcus at a special meeting adopted resolutions asking for the immediate discharge from the United States service of Lieut. M.F. Joynt, formerly a practicing physician of Marcus, who is now in the medical branch of the army. The resolutions were forwarded to the commanding officer of the camp in Georgia where Lieut. Joynt is stationed. His return is asked to assist in caring for influenza patients, the influenza situation in that town having been alarming during the past few weeks.

 

 

 

Doctors of Marcus, Cherokee Co. Iowa

Dr. Michael F. JOYNT

Dr. M. F. Joynt was born November 10, 1882 at Emmetsburg, IA. He taught school at Emmetsburg for four years before entering medical school at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, from which he graduated in 1910. He came directly to Marcus, and practiced here until he retired. On November 15, 1948, he married Lucille LUKEN in Washington, DC. The Marcus community honored Dr. Joynt on August 14, 1960, on the 50th anniversary of his practice here. Friends, relatives, and doctors (a number of them his classmates formed a big crowd that gathered to pay him honor. Dr. Joynt was in every way the honored and revered country doctor. He made many calls with help of a horse and buggy, and lived to take a number of trips by jet plane. Dr. Joynt's only extended absence from Marcus was during WWI. On his return, he helped organize the Marcus Post of the American Legion, and was its first commander. He ushered 3,300 babies into the world during his long practice. Also to be counted are an untold number of people who found him always ready to respond to calls for help in the traditional manner of the country doctor.

 

 

 

More About MICHAEL FRANCIS JOYNT:

Occupation: 1912, Physician/Jessup, Buchanan, Iowa

Residence: 1944, Marcus, Iowa

Social Security Number: 485-42-3586

Marriage Notes for MICHAEL JOYNT and MARY MCLAUGHLIN:

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, 6 Dec 1911:

Joynt--McLaughlin

Dr. M.F. Joynt of Marcus and Miss Mary A McLaughlin of Chicago

On Tuesday morning, November 28, at 8 a.m., Dr. M.F. Joynt of Marcus, Iowa, and Miss Mary A. McLaughlin of Chicago were united in marriage in St. Bernard's church in that city. The bridal party marched to the altar to the strains of Lohengrin's wedding march, which was rendered by Miss Kathryn Sullivan, a friend of the bride. The bride was attended by her cousin, Miss Isabel O'Meara and the groom by his brother, Dr. R.J. Joynt, of Le Mars, Iowa. During the ceremony Miss Florence O'Meara, cousin of the bride, and leading soloist in the St. Bernard's church, rendered two choice and appropriate selections and Miss Norine Mulvehill and Miss Ella Berg also sang during the nuptial services, which greatly added to same.

The bride was becomingly attired in a white broadcloth tailored suit and a white hand embroidered chiffon waist over messaline, with gloves and shoes to match, and a large black picture hat trimmed with white poinsettes. After the ceremony had been performed and Rev. B.V. Murray had made a few appropriate and highly appreciated remarks, Miss Kathryn Sullivan played Mendellsohn's and the bridal party marched to the vestibule where many friends had congregated to wish the bride and groom every joy that this world can offer. A reception and wedding breakfast was given at the home of Mr. P.L. O'Meara, uncle of the bride, after which Dr. and Mrs. Joynt took their departure for a ten days' trip to various points in Iowa. They will be at home at Marcus, Iowa after January 1.

The happy couple were guests at teh home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joynt, of this place, Saturday and Sunday. The bride impressed highly all who met her. Seh is pretty and affable. She was a student at the Catholic academy at Lyons, Iowa, with Mrs. J.M. Fleming and Miss Alice McGovern, both of Whittemore, and is a young lady of many accomplishments. The groom is well known to our many readers. He graduated from our Emmetsburg High School, after which he completed the medical course in the State University of Iowa. Some time ago he located for practice at Marcus, this state. He has enjoyed a generous patronage and he feels that his professional field will prove a profitable one. He is genial, energetic and tactful and will, no doubt, soon win his way to well deserved rank in his profession. The Democrat joins the many friends and relatives of the bride and groom to wishing them happiness and health.

v. ALBERT JOYNT, b. 01/21/1886; d. 10/1968, Waterloo, Blackhawk, Iowa; m. FLORENCE MCDERMOTT, 04/15/1917.

Notes for ALBERT JOYNT:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co, Iowa

30 Aug 1911

Drs. Robert JOYNT of Le Mars and Michael of Marcus arrived in an auto Sunday morning and remained with their parents, brothers and sisters until Monday. Their brother Bert returned with them to remain until he leaves for Iowa City to resume his studies.

 

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, 26 Aug 1914:

Dr. Bert Joynt is Home From Northern Germany

Was Hungry in London and Found Shores in Greenland Very Cool

Dr. Bert Joynt arrived home from Vienna, Austria, Thursday morning. He left for that place in January to take a post graduate course in special surgery. He left there June 30 and went to Konigsberg, which is situated close to the Baltic Sea and not far from the Russian border. He decided after war was declared to remain in the hospital in which he was takin his course until the close of hostilities, but he discovered that the cost of living was advancing so rapidly that he could not afford to stay. Saturday morning, August 1, he paid the usual price for his breakfast at the place where he was stopping, but in the evening he was charged five times the amount for his supper. He and his companion, who was also a student, concluded that they would take the first train to Berlin, but they could not secure tickets. However, three extras were leaving some time later and they managed to come away. The train ahead of tehm was wrecked by a Russian who threw a bomb under the bridge over which it was passing. The offender, was, of course, promptly taken in charge by the military authorities. The train on which Dr. Joynt came had soldiers in each car and on the footboards around the car. The windows were closed, the lights turned down and the passengers forbidden to look out. Dr. Joynt says he did not care to ask any questions and was willing to obey all instructions to the letter. Military discipline in Germany is very strict.

Berlin was reached at 1:30 Sunday afternoon, but the Doctor and his friend could not secure their passports or tickets until 11:00 o'clock Monday. However, they did not have any delay or difficulty in identifying themselves as American citizens. They found 10,000 Americans in the city who were anxious to come away. They walked from the depot to the place where the train was making up and they managed to get seats before the rush. They think the train they came on was the last one out. A large number of people were left behind.

Flushing, Holland, was reached the following morning at eight o'clock. While there both gentlemen's passports were demanded several times. People seemed alarmed and it was impossible to find anyone who would carry trunks or other luggage. The Doctor and his friend had to walk quite a long distance and they were frequently stopped by soldiers, who inspected their grips. Tuesday forenoon at eleven o'clock a steamer left for London. For some time before their departure they were roped in on the docks and were not allowed to leave. They reached Folkstone, England, at six o'clock Tuesday evening and London about nine o'clock. They had in their possession $385 in German money, $100 in American currency, and two shilings and six pence in English denominations. All the cash was paper except 6 pence. The banks were closed and they could not make any exchange. They put up at a hotel, but the following morning the German and American money would not be taken in payment of their bill. They could not secure breakfast and they had two pence between them. They bought a bun and a doughnut and ate them in an alley. They had to leave their grips at the hotel as security for their lodging. Their bill for supper and beds was 34 shillings , which was something over $8. Wednesday night they thought they would have to sleep in the public park, but they went to a small boarding house where the landlady said she would trust them until they could change their money for English currency. They secured a small room and both occupied a narrow, poor bed. They were glad to get it. The next forenoon they bought a cup of coffee. They did not have enough cash to invest in a daily newspaper, but they secured one that another gentleman had finished reading. In glancing through it they noticed an item stating that Americans were being cared for at the Savory hotel. They located the house and registered, but they could not obtain any information that was satisfactory. They went to the American embassy during the afternoon where they deposited 100 marks for two pounds of English money. This was quite an accommodation. When they return the amount they will get back their German currency.

During the evening they learned that an American gentleman, who was formerly connected with the Pennsylvania system, but who is now manager of the Great Eastern Railway company was changing money for Americans in order to help them out for a short time. Dr. Joynt's companion approached him and swapped $20 for four pounds of the standard of the English realm. He told the gentleman that he had also a friend in need and he was given twice the amount usually allowed to single individuals. Later Dr. Joynt went in to see him, but did not tell him that he was one of the parties who had been accommodated. He finally succeeded in exchanging $10 for 2 pounds of English money.

He and his companion next went to the offices of the Conard, the White Star and the Red Star lines. They offered to work for their passage to New York or Quebec, but they were told that a number of ship crews had been discharged and that there were not any jobs for passengers. Thursday they found that they could secure steerage berths on the Allen lines, which belongs to the Canadian Pacific railroad company. They were told to take them quick as others were rapidly applying for accommodations. They paid down a pound each. Later they managed to exchange a few American bills for English currency. They then had enough each to bring them to Quebec. During the evening they started for Liverpool where they met Dr. White of Clinton, Iowa, a friend, whom they knew in Vienna. He loaned them 10 pounds each. With this amount they felt they could return home from Quebec.

They left Liverpool Saturday evening at eight o'clock on the steamer Virginian. It was the third boat that had started from the harbor that evening. The boats were sailing about two hours apart. The other two vessels were the Teutonic and Lucona. The Virginian came over the north route passing quite a distance north of Ireland. The passengers were told while on the voyage that the captain of their vessel was sailing under sealed orders. He opened them at various places and received wireless messges directing him about the course of his voyage. It seems that an English cruiser was following closely so as to guard against attack by hostile vessels. At one time the Virginian was close to the coast of Greenland. Thursday and Friday after leaving Liverpool the weather became very cold. The ocean spray froze when it fell on the deck of the vessel. While on the voyage the pasengers saw scores of large icebergs. At times they passed through heavy fogs. The accommodations were very poor. The Doctor and his companion, however, climbed regularly to the upper deck where they were allowed to remain most of the days and evenings. The officers of the vessel knowing the circumstances were not very strict in enforcing the rules. While on the trip they had to sleep on ordinary shelves. Their bedding consisted of some coarse excelsior, over which was spread Irish linen cloth. It was as stiff as harvet canvass. Their bedding was so hard that their ears, the sides of their faces and their heels became sore. There were 1500 persons on the boat, including the passengers and the members of the crew.

The vessel reached Quebec on Sunday evening. The trip was made in eight days. On landing they were treated like the ordinary emigrants. An emigrant train hauled them to Montreal. They arrived in that city Tuesday morning. From there they came directly to Chicago.

Dr. Joynt says the English people are very bitter against the Germans and that the Germans are more hostile toward the Russians than the English. He thinks the Germans have a great army. The Austrian army is large but the soldiers do not compare with those of the kaiser. While at Konigsberg he saw from four to five airships going up daily. an raising towards the Russian frontier. He considers them useful chiefly for observation purposes. Still, he thinks the French air craft is the best in Europe. He did not see any of the regular soldiers in England or in France, but he was told that the French have a very capable land force. The English fleet is, of course, superior to anything in the world. The Germans are intensely loyal to the kaiser. Many of them would go to extremes to serve him. The German people think the kaiser's oldest son, the crown prince, is more responsible for the war than is the emperor.

Prince Ferdinand, of Austria, who was killed in Servia [sic], was considered a deserving man. Still, the Austrians did not seem to be very indignant over his death. Dr. Joynt does not care very much for the Austrian people. They do not compare with the Germans, Belgians or English. ....

 

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, January 13, 1917

Dr. A.J. JOYNT Locates At Waterloo

Dr. A.J. JOYNT and Dr. W.B. SMALL have opened an office at Waterloo. They will give special attention to ear, eye, nose and throat ailments. Dr. JOYNT, after graduating from the medical department of the State University of Iowa, spent several months as intern in Mercy hospital in Des Moines, after which he left on a trip to Europe and took special training in the treatment of eye, ear, throat and nose ailments in the leading surgical institutions of Austria and Germany. He is a member of one of the oldest, best known and most substantial families of our county and is a tactful, clever young gentleman. The Democrat bespeaks for him a successful career as a practitioner.

 

More About ALBERT JOYNT:

Residence: 1944, Waterloo, Iowa

vi. DAVID WILLIAM JOYNT, b. 10/02/1887, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa; d. 03/21/1973, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 5.); m. ELIZABETH GENEVIEVE MCNALLY, 01/16/1916, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Marriage Records-Book 8, 102, Certificate 3395.); b. 01/03/1893, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa; d. 02/16/1985, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa.

Notes for DAVID WILLIAM JOYNT:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

24 Aug 1910

Off For Iowa City

Fifty-Three Emmetsburgers Go to A.O.H. State Convention. Yesterday the members of the A.O.H. of this city and the L.A.of the A.O.H. left for Iowa City to attend the state convention and state reunion of both organizations. They had their own special car. They took their drum corps and and six members of the Gaelic jig dancing club. The dancers are Myrtle KERWICK, Misses Jean and Mary KELLY, Ruth EGAN, Veran and Mildred McNALLY. All are little folks. They dance exeptionally well. There were 53 in the party. They attended a big meeting of the order at Cedar Rapids last night and had a grand time. The following are the names of those who went:

M.F. KERWICK, Myles McNALLY, P.V. NOLAN, M.J. CONWAY, M.M. MAHER, M.F. BRENNAN, J.C. BRENNAN, Patrick JOYNT, Joe T. JOYNT, D.W. JOYNT, Chas. GRACE, Andrew GRACE, H.J. O'NEILL, B.M. FITZPATRICK, T.J. DUFFY, L.F. RYAN, M.DWYER, W.A. MURPHY, John E. BRENNAN, John O'BRIEN, E.M. CLENNON, W. NOLAN, Joe NEARY, Phil BOUGH, Myrle KERWICK, Karl EGAN, P.H. DONLON, Chas. HIGGINS, John HIGGINS, Chris CONLON, Ray JOYNT, Jas. NALLY, Owen GOLDEN, Joe MAHON, Jas. P. CARNEY, Ben MURRAY, P.F. HAND, and Richard McEVOY, Misses Jean KELLY, Mary KELLY, Vera McNALLY, Mildred McNALLY, Ruth EGAN, Kate CROWLEY, Julia CROWLEY, Kate DUFFY, and Mary LAUGHLIN; Mesdames Sarah McDONALD, J.D. McCARTY, D. KELLY and D. RUTLEDGE.

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Thurs., Nov. 6, 1930

Hungry Gang With Guns Call

At Home of Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Joynt Saturday Morning.

They Came Across

A gang of hungry hunters called on Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Joynt last Friday night or early Saturday morning. They were looking for pheasants and they managed to get a line on a few of them. The visitors were Drs. Martin and Robert Joynt of LeMars, Dr. Michael Joynt of Marcus, Dr. Bert Joynt and Harold McDermott of Waterloo. The wives of the gentlemen named were also in the party. Vincent Southworth and his father of Laurens and Mr. Slattery of Marcus, a friend of M.F. Joynt, were likewise on hand to claim their share of the pretty birds. It is needless to say that late in the afternoon there were several very tired gentlemen in the Joynt home, but with an abundance of choice meat and other choice viands, this sense of weariness soon disappeared. Hunting was good, the day was ideal, and a sense of plenty and merriment reigned about the festive board. The memories of long ago were happily recalled and the hospitality of the many who have of late years gone to other happy hunting grounds were recalled with more than passing interest. Drs. Joynt and their companions never forgot the familiar scenes of early childhood and the hopefuls of the new and buoyant generation.

 

More About DAVID WILLIAM JOYNT:

Burial: St John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Iowa

Fact 1: 03/23/1973, buried at St. John's Cemetery,Emmetsburg

Notes for ELIZABETH GENEVIEVE MCNALLY:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

23 Aug 1911

Teacher's Institute

A List of Those Who Are in Attendance.

The Teacher's Institute convened Monday morning in the High School building and will be in session during the week. Owing to the fact that a great number of the teachers and prospective teachers attended school in different places during the summer, the number enrolled, which is 130 at the close of the first day, is not so large as it was last year.

Supt. E.C. MEREDITH of Boone is in charge of the work in Geography and History. His efforts indicate careful preparation. What he says and does counts.

Supt. McCORMICK has Arithmetic, Didactics, School Management, and Music. His work is equal to any ever presented, along the lines mentioned in any institute.

Miss Josephine PATTON has charge of the classes in English. Her methods and her zeal will prove very helpful to the teachers.

Prof. Arthur McMURRAY of Ames has an hour each morning during which he gives lectures and practical documents on "How to Teach Reading in the Public School." His work is of a very practical nature and the teacher, following his line of instruction will certainly bring an inspiration into the school room that will have a marked effect on Reading in our schools. A feature of Mr. MacMURRAY's [transcriber note: surname spelled differently in article] work is his recital each afternoon on the leading authors.

Supt. Lillie PATTON is giving close attention to the exercises in general and feels well pleased with the results tha have been thus far achieved.

The following are the names of those in attendance:

...Elizabeth McNALLY,

Listed in Nov. 1, 1911 article on Teachers in Palo Alto co. as teacher in Nevada twp.

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Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

7 Aug 1912

Miss Lizzie McNALLY arrived home from Red Wing, Minnesota, the last of the week. She spent several weeks with relatives at that place, Caledonia and Houston. She had a most delightful time. She reports that crops are not quite so good in southeastern Minnesota as they are in north western Iowa.

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Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, Aug 27, 1913

Miss Lizzie McNALLY went to Garner Wednesday to visit her brother Ray. She was accompanied by her cousin, Miss HERRINGTON, who had been visiting her for some time.

[Note to self: who is Miss Herrington??]

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Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

24 June 1914

Miss Elizabeth McNALLY, who has been attending the Estherville Business college during the past year, reports that her room mate, Miss Clara GOEDERS, of Algona, was left $15,000 in cash a few days ago by one of her uncles who died in Wisconsin. Miss McNALLY and Miss GOEDERS will both graduate from the college during the present month.

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Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, January 13, 1917

Ruthven

Miss Elizabeth McNALLY returned to her home at Emmetsburg Saturday night. She has been assisting in the First National Bank for a few days.

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Services Held for Mrs. Elizabeth Joynt

Mrs. Elizabeth G. Joynt of Emmetsburg, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 1985, at the Emmetsburg Care Center. She was 92.

Services for Mrs. Joynt were held Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. at Assumption Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. Don Ries and the Rev. Richard Sitzmann officiated.

Burial was in St. Johnís Cemetery. The Martin Funeral Home in Emmetsburg was in charge of arrangements.

Casket bearers were Dan McCain, Mike Kehr, Tom Frambach, Marty Brennan, Clem Joynt, and Mike Joynt.

Rosary services were held Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the funeral home. A Catholic Daughters of America Rosary was said at 3 p.m. and a Parish Rosary was said at 8 p.m.

A lifetime resident of Palo Alto County, Elizabeth G. (McNally) Joynt was born Jan. 3, 1893, in Emmetsburg. She was the daughter of Edward and Jennie (Griffen) McNally.

On Jan. 18, 1916, Elizabeth and D.W. Joynt were married at Assumption Church in Emmetsburg. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.

Survivors include five children: Leo Joynt of Emmetsburg, Mrs. Marie Klaffke of Emmetsburg, Mrs. James (Betty) Preston of Decatur, Ga., Mrs. Louis (Elsie) Attel of El Paso, Texas, and Michael Joynt of Naples, Fla.; 17 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Mildred) Kerber of Emmetsburg and Sister Mary Edwardetta McNally BVM of Mount Carmel, Dubuque.

Mrs. Joynt was preceded in death by her husband on March 21, 1973; a son, John; two sisters, Irene and Bernette; and three brothers, Ray, Clem and Maurice McNally.

 

More About ELIZABETH GENEVIEVE MCNALLY:

Burial: St John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Iowa

Graduation: 06/1914, Estherville Business College/Estherville, Iowa

Marriage Notes for DAVID JOYNT and ELIZABETH MCNALLY:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, 19 January 1916

WERE MARRIED TUESDAY

Mr. D.W. Joynt and Miss Elizabeth McNally, Both of Emmetsburg

Mr. D.W. Joynt and Miss Elizabeth McNally were married at Assumption church yesterday morning at seven o'clock, Rev. W. Veit officiating. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Bernette McNally and the groom by his brother, Dr. A.J. Joynt of Waterloo. During the mass Mr. A.J. Berger and Misses Veronica Higgins and Bernadette Bouga sang, rendering a couple of selections that are heard on such occasions. A number of invited friends were present to witness the ceremoinies. The wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's father, Mr. Edward McNally to about thirty of the immediate relatives of the contracting parties. It was served in six courses by Mr. Wm. Wright, who proves himself an artist on special occasions of this kind. Mr. and Mrs. Joynt left in the evening for Le Mars to spend a few days with relatives of the groom. They will doubtless visit Sioux City and other places before returning home.

The bride and groom rank high among our very best people. They have been friends from childhood. The bride was educated in St. Mary's Academy and was an exceptionally close student. She was a member of the class of 1912. Later she took a business course and has since been employed in her father's office. No young lady in Emmetsburg has a stronger claim to the high regard of our people than has this most deserving young woman. Mr. Joynt is one of Emmetsburg's high class young men. His industry, exemplary deportment, warm heartedness and sterling integrity are recognized by all who know him. Mr. and Mrs. Joynt will make their home on the old homestead of the parents of the groom, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joynt, who have just moved to Emmetsburg. We unite with hundreds of well wishers in extending hearty congratulations.

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Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Friday, Jan 24, 1941

Observed Their 25th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Joynt of west of this city were entertained Sunday evening at St. Mary's gymnasium in this city in honor of their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary which was January 18, but was observed on January 19. There were about seventy relatives and friends present at the affair. The evening was spent playing cards, after which refreshments were served. Mr. and Mrs. Joynt were presented with a purse. An honored guest at the Joynt home Sunday afternoon was Rev. Wm. Veit of Whittemore who performed the marriage ceremony twenty-five years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Joynt were the first couple whom Rev. Veit married. At that time he was assistant pastor in the local Assumption church. Father Veit is now pastor of St. Michael's Catholic church at Whittemore.

vii. ELIZABETH GERTRUDE JOYNT, b. 01/1890 (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..); m. LEON DAWSON.

Notes for ELIZABETH GERTRUDE JOYNT:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co, Iowa

30 Aug 1911

Miss Gertrude JOYNT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. JOYNT, has gone to Des Moines to enter Mercy hospital. She intends to become a professional nurse. She is a very deserving young lady.

 

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co, Iowa

28 Aug 1912

Mrs. M. JOYNT was called to Des Moines Saturday to see her daughter, Miss Gertrude, who underwent an operation at that place for appendicitis a day or two before.

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, 11 Sep 1912

Miss Gertrude JOYNT, who has been ill for some time, arrived home from Des Moines a few evenings ago and will spend a few weeks with her parents in Emmetsburg township. She was accompanied by her brother, Dr. JOYNT, who has a position in Mercy hospital at Des Moines. Miss JOYNT has been taking a course for a trained nurse.

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wed., Dec 10, 1919

Mrs. Michael Joynt received word on Monday that a son was born to Dr and Mrs Leon Dawson of Des Moines but he lived only a day. Mrs. Dawson is a daughter of Mrs. Joynt.

 

More About ELIZABETH GERTRUDE JOYNT:

Residence: 1944, Des Moines, Iowa

viii. LAURA ELLEN JOYNT, b. 05/08/1898 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.); d. 10/1966 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.); m. LOUIS THOMAS LAUGHLIN, 04/07/1931, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa; b. 1887, Palo Alto County, Iowa (Source: (1) St. John's Cemetery Records., (2) 1895 Iowa Census-City of Emmetsburg.); d. 1948.

Notes for LAURA ELLEN JOYNT:

E'burg Democrat, 26 June 1913:

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Diplomas

for completing the eighth grade were awarded to Carl BERGER, Robert CARNEY, George FLOOD, Basil McEVOY, John NORRIS, Joseph O'BRIEN, Cecilia AGNEW, Mabel DALY, Laura JOYNT, Genevieve JOYNT, Florence KELLY, Teresa KELLY, Florence KIBBIE, Mary McCABE, Marie MURRAY, Irene McMAHON, Eileen MURPHY, Catherine McEVOY, Bernadette O'BRIEN and Georgina STEIL

More About LAURA ELLEN JOYNT:

Burial: St John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Social Security Number: 483-36-8982

Notes for LOUIS THOMAS LAUGHLIN:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Thursday, Aug 26, 1937

Family Reunion

A reunon of the Joynt family was held in the home of Mr and Mrs Louis T Laughlin in this city Sunday. Those present were Dr. and Mrs. Martin Joynt and son John, Dr and Mrs. Robert Joynt, son Robert and daughters, Patricia and Margaret, all of LeMars; Dr. Michael Joynt, Marcus; Dr. and Mrs. A.J. Joynt and daughter Mary Helen of Waterloo; Mrs. L.E. Dawson and daughters, Dorothy and Mary of Des Moines; Mr and Mrs Vincent Southworth and son James, of Laurens; Mr and Mrs William Joynt, sons Leo and Michael and daughters, Marie, Betty and Elsie; Mr and Mrs. Jos. Joynt, sons Earl, Frank,Louis, Lloyd and Hugh, and daughters Ruth, Blanche, Vera, Venita and Evelyn, and Mr and Mrs. Louis T. Laughlin, son Jack and daughter Mary Ann, all of this place.

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Friday Sept. 6, 1940

Joynt Family Reunion Sunday

The Annual family reunion was held at the home of Mr and Mrs Louis Laughlin in this city Sunday. Among those present were Dr and Mrs. M.J. Joynt of LeMars; Dr and Mrs R.J. Joynt and family of LeMars; Dr and Mrs A.J. Joynt and family of Waterloo; Dr. M.F. Joynt of Marcus; Mrs. L.E. Dawson and family of Des Moines; Mrs Earl Mason and family of Des Moines; Mr and Mrs Vincent Southworth, Laurens; John Satterly, Marcus; Ruth Joynt, LeMars; Mr and Mrs Jos. Joynt and family, Emmetsburg; Mr and Mrs Will Joynt and family of Emmetsburg and Mr and Mr Earl Joynt of Emmetsburg.

More About LOUIS THOMAS LAUGHLIN:

Burial: St John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Marriage Notes for LAURA JOYNT and LOUIS LAUGHLIN:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

April 9, 1931

St Mary's Coach Takes Bride

Mr. Louis T. Laughlin and Miss Laura Joynt United at St. Thomas Chapel Tuesday.

A wedding of more than usual local interest occurred Tuesday morning when Mr. Louis T. Laughlin and Miss Laura Ellen Joynt both of this city, were united in marriage at a 6 o'clock nuptial mass in St. Thomas chapel, Rev. M. McNerney, the pastor, officiating. The contracting parties were accompanied by Miss Elizabeth Lawless of Emmetsburg, a friend of the bride, and Mr. Joseph Laughlin, brother of the groom. After a wedding breakfast at the home of the groom's mother the happy couple left immediately by motor for the Twin Cities. They will be at home to their many friends about April 18.

The bride is the charming daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joynt, so well and favorably known to the people of this community. She is a graduate of St. Mary's Academy. Since finishing her course she has been employed as clerk in several of our leading mercantile establishments. For the past year she has been assistant manager of the St. Paul Store in this city. Aside from her efficiency in business circles, she has been prominent socially among Emmetsburg's younger set. She is a worthy representative of one of Palo Alto county's illustrious families. Her friends are numerous and loyal.

The groom is a son of Mrs. J.T. Laughlin of this city. He is also a member of one of our well known and highly respected families. After finishing his studies at St. Thomas college, St. Paul, Minnesota, he returned to Emmetsburg where he has since made his home with his mother. He has had considerable experience as a successful civil engineer and has for many years been associated with his brother-in-law, County Engineer T.R. Martin, in county engineering projects. A year ago he was elected football coach at St. Mary's academy. With one of the poorest pre-season outlooks as to material, he surprised even his closest friends by turning out a first class eleven that managed to win the majority of its games. He developed an unknown, Joe Mulroney, into a stellar end, the youngster being recognized as of all-state caliber by Earl Walsh of Des Moines. He has fine prospects for the coming season, as nearly of all last years' warriors will be back in uniform for the 1931 season. "Lou" as he is known by his associates, is popular among all who know him. He is agressive and congenial and possesses sterling integrity.

The Democrat is pleased to join with many in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Laughlin abundant success and hapiness.

ix. CECELIA MILDRED JOYNT, b. 12/10/1899; d. 08/25/1999, Laurens, Pocahontas, Iowa; m. VINCENT SOUTHWORTH; b. 02/08/1891; d. 12/1964.

More About CECELIA MILDRED JOYNT:

Social Security Number: 482-56-5107

More About VINCENT SOUTHWORTH:

Social Security Number: 483-38-9176

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