Palo Alto County, Iowa Surname Registry

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JOYNT, McNALLY, BRENNAN, WALSH(WELSH), NALLY

Cathy Joynt Labath

  Celtic Cousins

TOBIN, SAGE, WEIBRAND, DUIS, KOOPMAN, VANOSTEN

Deb Moor

None

NOONAN ,WALDRON, MAGUIRE

Kathy Ward

None

DANIELS,MARTIN,BLACK,KAVANAUGH,RYAN,NOLAN,CROWLEY

Beckie Daniels Also Judy Bridges

None

ROCKWELL, NORM, WATSON

CarolAnn Van Galder

None

JERGENS

Sharon Jergens Warner

None

YOUNG and CHRISTIANSON primarily in the Graettinger area.

Janet Berkson

None

Paul Thomas DEBOLT - father
Phillip Ezra DEBOLT- grandfather
Ezra Valentine DEBOLT-great grandfather
Also Nancy Melvina CROOK- grandmother
William CROOK- great grandfather
Iva Belle WRIGHT- great grandmother
Mary Ann CONNOR- great grandmother
Thomas CONNOR- great great grandfather

Paul Raymond Debolt

None

CLAYTON, CROOKS

Richard K. GREEN

None

LAKE and BURLINGAME. Emmettsburg 1800 census found Gr Grannice by marrige

VBean

No

Lars THORESON (HOVDA)
Simon THORESON (NORE)
CARTER

Roger Thorson

None

KING, THORNTON, SHIPLEY

Robert D. King

None

WEINZETL, THUREINGER, JANDL and TSCHIDA.

Jim Weinzatl

None

BRADLEY,BRENNAN,BRIGGS, CAHILL,CURRANS,DALY, KRIEG, KANE,LITTLETON,MAHAN,McEVOY,QUINN,ZUBLER

Donald W. Bradley

None

STRATTON,EARL, BRECHLER, KREUL(Rush Lake Twp)

Scott Ernst

None

CRAWMER, ROWE, HICKEY, BAKER

John Crawmer

None

HERKE

Gene Egeland

None

EMERICK/EMRICH

Henry and Ida Emerick lived in the Ayrshire area 1890-1915

Ida K. Estes

None

CHAFFEE lived at RuthVen and Highland

Marlene Chaffee Messler

None

MOSES,WILLIAMS in the Emmetsburg area
HANSEN,SUNDAHL,WEIKERT in the Ruthven area

ArtW660719@aol.com

None

O'NEILL, KANE, MULRONEY, QUINN, CONWAY, MCDONALD

Barbara Rottman

None

DOBBERSTEIN

Jill Dobberstein

None

DUHIGG; IRL>IA>IA; Ayrshire/Emmetsburg area 1890-1920

Bill Duhigg

None

DOW, DILOCHER, HAHN, WILSON (Mallard and Rush Lake Twp.)

Allen Johnson

None

NURSE,LAW

Carol Bishop

None

BAKER, ANSON

Nadine Roys

None

CARTER, MCCLELLAND, MURRAY, POWER(S), SCOFIELD

Jennie Soder

None

MYERS,HIGGINS,GATRELL

Janette Miller

None

SPOOR / SPORE

Roxanne Barth

None

BRENNAN, FLANAGAN

Debby J. Powell

None

I have information about the following surnames of families who lived in Palo Alto County, Iowa:

1. William CARTER (1795-1884)
2. William D. POWER
(1827-1812)
3. Isaac McCLELLAND (1827-1888)
4. Samuel I. McCLELLAND (1823-1910)
5. Thomas J. CAMPBELL (1833-1915)
6. James LYNN (1825-1905)
7. Martin Christian BROWN (1853-1924)
8. Evan BEVARD (1853-1925)
9. Isaac Henry NOLL (1862-1935)
10. Allen Benton CARTER (1840-1924)

John Griffin

None

GAPPA,KAJEWSKI,SMITH

Glen Kajewski

None

Hugh Mair THOMSON and family, Winfield Township. Scottish immigrant arrived ca. 1847. Sons James R. and Andrew. Daughter Hughema NEIL

Kate O'Keefe

None

BROWN, LETTS, HALL
All were from Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa.

Cherie Logan

None

ANDEREGG; DEWITT; BECKE (Lots of info to share!)

Mary Becke

None

LUNDGREN. Lived in Ayrshire (fathers birthplace) and later mostly around Graettinger.

Jerry Lundgren

None

CONWAY, HICKEY, KLIEGL, HERMAN

Richard P. Conway

None

GANLEY

Steve Ganley

None

O'BRIEN, McCOY, DITCH, HOGAN, HAND, FOLEY and EVANS

Cyndi Hailey

None

MOULTON, REEVES

Maretta

None

SORENSEN, Ole and Christina

Bonnie Bruns

None

Patrick JOYCE & Mary Ellen O'MEARA Joyce-Early Emmetsburg merchant thought to be a brother of My great-grandfather.
Mathew M. JOYCE & Ella HEALY Joyce-Early Emmetsburg merchant. I think he was a brother of Patrick Joyce.|
I am interested in who Patricks and Mathews parents were.

Gerry Joyce

None

I am searching for information on my Great Grandfather Arthur Freeman
SADLER and his Father Trunour SADLER. My grandfather was supposedly born in Graettinger, Palo Alto County, Iowa in 1894.

Jim and Penny Lee

None

Looking for information on Harry and Katherine MYERS NITCHALS. Their children were Frances, Eugene, James, Margery and Jerry Nitchals.

Janette Miller

None

Frederick WEGENER, Edward GREINERT, Julius MAAHS

Gmaahs9264@aol.com

None

PERSSON, PETERSON, ANDERSDOTTER, ANDERSON

Researching grandparents who came from Sweden in about 1885 - 1887. Lars Persson changed name to Louis Peterson b. Nov. 12, 1869, d in Emmetsburg 1959. Married Ellen Andersdotter (Anderson) and raised 9 children in Emmetsburg. My father is Earl Milton Peterson b. 12/22/1911, d. 11/30/1988.

I'm especially looking for first date they are mentioned in Emmetsburg and parents name for Ellen and where in Sweden she came from and when she came.

Jane

None

HUGHES,BRENNAN,FLANAGAN,FOY,DONOVAN

Jerry Hughes

Family Tree - Celia Flanagan & Henry Hughes

Am looking for family of Mr. Joyce Ellis FESSENDEN born about 1910 in Palo Alto County. Worked as a farm hand in northwestern Wisconsin.Married my aunt Clara Louise Brandenburg. No children, but he did have nieces in the Cumberland WI area.

Judy Ludden

None

WEGENER

gmaahs9264@aol.com

None

BATIE/BATY/BEATIE,GIFT,NOLAN

George Nolan

None

CARNEY
MOHAN
O'KEEFE
GARDNER

Suzanne Cryan

No

I am looking for information on the desendants of Edward W. and Margarent (O'Brien) KELLY. Edward and Margarent came to Emmetsburg in 1864. Their children were:
WILLIAM H. KELLY who married a MARY A. CULLEN,
ALICE KELLY who married a TERENCE WALSH,
MARY KELLY who married a JOHN MCNALLY,
ELIZABETH H. KELLY who married JOHN THOMAS MAGUIRE,
JOSEPHINE KELLY who married THOMAS BRADLEY,
ELLEN KELLY who married BRIAN MAGUIRE,
TERESA AGNES KELLY who married THOMAS MCGOEY.

Karen Kelly

Kelly Website

COLBURN, ESTABROOK, AUNE, BUSSELL (Ruthven)

John Branyan

No

EATON Family - in and around Ruthven, Iowa
Researching-EATON HILL LIND MCKEE

Lisa Eaton-Scott

No

Looking for further info on James A. and Elizabeth E. KELLAR mid 1800's

Jim Kellar

No

Edward B. KELLER listed as a farmer in Ayrshire 1892.

Terry Schliewe

No

Clyde Guy MYERS - Resided in Ruthven 1900
Kenneth C. MYERS - Born in Ruthven 1903
Joyce F.MYERS

Ronald Myers

No

Looking for information on Samuel ROSELAND family wife's name was Anna Katrina SANVIK or SANDVICK. Lived in the Graettinger area. My father Alfred Roseland was born in Graettinger February 22, 1901.

Bailey@ll.net

No

JACKMAN, MURPHY, CARROLL, DONAHUE, BRENNAN, WALSH/WELSH, LOWERY

Kathleen Frailey Puls

No

HAUGESTUEN that settled in the DePew area of Iowa, namely, T. Paul Tallefsen Haugestuen and his son, and his brothers Tollef (Tom), Einar Tallefsen Haugestuen, Olav Tallevsen Haugested, emigrated to Iowa to Fairfield Township around, 1866-1869 and their descendants. They came from the Seljord, Telemark, Norway area.Tom was my father's first cousin. My father was Ener E. Skoe, born in BÝ, Telemark, Norway. His mother was Bergit Tallevsdatter Haugestuen.

Gladys Skoe Barron

No

I am looking for family or info about family of Peter BOYSEN. He came to Emmetburg, Ia approx. 1906. He married Rose Marie JACOBSEN in 1909. Later moved to Tyler, Mn. Would appreciate any info as we are trying to trace his roots to Denmark to find family we may have over there

Mary Jacobson & Wayne Boysen

No

I am a descendant of Jeremiah EVANS

R Michael

 

I am looking for my ggggrandfather Peter DUER and his daughter Mary Philomena Duer. She was born in Iowa in 1856 and married Fredrick Racine in the late 1860's before moving to Maryland. I have found a P.C. Duer on the Palo Alto County 1990 census and am hoping someone else may be looking for the Duer surname

Georgeanne McPeters

None

KOPPIE -born near Rodman in 1906

Ron Johnson

None

Mathus BROWN and wife "Trinkey" born in Denmark ca. 1818. Mathus living in Fern Valley, Palo Alto Co. IA, in the 1900 census with family of son Martin C. Brown. Mathus is my husband's 2nd ggfather thru his daughter Cecilia.

Kathy Lund

None

ELBRIDGE GERRY SWANTON 1888-1970 m. MAY VIOLA ATKINSON; they had one daughter, LOIS ARLENE SWANTON; MAY ATKINSON's parents were JOSEPH SMITH ATKINSON and MARTHA PIESTER, all of Emmetsburg, Palo Alto County

 

Lorna Gilbert

None

JACOBSON, Andrew  & Christina  from Jutland, Denmark &settled in Graettinger Iowa around 1870. Also family of THOMPSON, Carl and Dorthey who arrived with them. Dorthey's son, OTTO SORENSON arrived at the same time.Any information would be appreciated.

AJ CRAWFORD

None

BRATTMUELLER/BRATTMILLER  (Ayreshire)
GROENOW  (Mallard)
KOEHLI/KAHLEY  (Ayreshire)

Gary Speck

None

DENINGER, KISCH from West Bend, Palo Alto County, Iowa.  Immigrated from Austria-Hungary about 1896. Lived in West Bend circa 1896 - 1951

Lauri Deninger

None

 

RICHARDS. I am looking for information on Halfdan B. Richards who came to America in 1888 and was a Banker in Mallard, Iowa  (Palo Alto County)

Richard Olsen Richards IV

None

COLBURN, ESTABROOK, BUSSELL and AUNE

John Branyan

None

Terezie (Theresa) KLUSAK   worked for the MIKES family in West Bend IA around 1918.  Married Charles (Karel) BIOLEK in Emmetsburg IA on June 4, 1919.  Moved to Chicago IL

Carole Haas

None

My great grandparents were Michael and Mary (COON) REDMOND.  They owned a farm just South of Grettinger attended Assumption Church in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto County Iowa.  They died in 1891 and left 4 children
under the care of Father Smith and the church.  Margaret the youngest married Martin ALYWARD, Lizzy married Matt MURPHY, Annie worked at the church and the son Martin let and went west as a young man.  There must not
have been any other relatives.  Michael is listed in the 1870 census as a 30
year old farmer from Ireland.

Annette Forbes

None

MUNDUS

Matthew Mundus

None

BAKER, STONE, GROAT, GROWT

Researching David G. and Charlotte (lottie) nee Groat BAKER.      They
lived in Emmetsburg, IA in the 1880's.  Her parents were John and Anna
(Stone) Groat and she was born in Canada, probably near Whitby.  She had
a brother named Charles.

Audrey Growt

None

ADRIAN'S, Catharine and son Charles in this county in 1891, Charles was in 1895 Census married, his wife Flora. Looking for info on any Adrian's

Pat Udelhoven

None

LUND, Jesse and Ellen. They are on the 1880 and 1895 censuses in Ellington
and West Bend. Homesteaded in Ellington twp. section 24. There are
naturalizations for Jesse and his son John Hansen Lund c. 1881/2. Jesse and
Ellen were born in Denmark c. 1818 and 1826. There are no death or cemetery
references for them in Palo Alto Co. Where did they go?

mailto:miscmute@aol.com

None

I AM LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON THE KATHMAN FAMILY, THEY LIVED AROUND GRAETTINGER, FRANCIS MICHAEL KATHMAN IS MY GRANDFATHER.

Darrell Dean Kathman

None

Knute NELSON-born-14 Sept. 1859 in Emmetsburg. died-7 May 1923
Andrew NELSON -born-2 Mar. 1861 in Emmetsburg. died-2 Jul 1948.

Roger L. Nelson

None

BARRINGER, ROOT

Jan Beals

None

Walter Edward Baxter - B 1888  *  D 1938

Ethel M Lucas - B 1888  *  D 1963

Mary Jennings - B 1864  * 

Cheryl Baxter

None

OLESON, Oscar and Anna   Children: Levi,Nora,Ordene,Corrie,Nina
were in Vernon  and Walnut Twps in 1910 and 1920 census

Sandra Carter

None

ATKINSON, HOELZNER, SWANTON, PIESTER

Arlene Christensen 

None

FOGARTY, MURPHY, MEADOWS, SNOOK, WINN

Kaye Winn

None

Joseph and Mary FISH were both born in Somerset UK but arrived in Iowa in 1871 and were farming at Mallard. They had seven children up to the 1900 census.

 Dick Garlick

None

SHAVER  I am looking for info on the Shaver family that lived in Walnut
Township.  Brothers Albert, Charles, and Glenn.

Laura Shaver

None

MARNACH. Name Michael Dean Marnach DOB 06-24-50.  Father
Elmer (Bud) Marnach.  Mother Patricia Ann Reynolds.  My maternal grandparents were George and Della Reynolds. 

Mike Marnach

None

BURGESS, DITCH, HENSROTH, HOWERTON, KOBISKIE, PINICK

Michele Howerton Remele

None

SYKES

Mary Ellen Lanigan

None

ANDREWS, DURANT/DURRANT Orson or Thomas E. Andrews came to Palo Alto Co. in 1878. William and Amanda Durrant and children Alice, Sarah, John, Abba, Justice, Solomon and Mabel are shown in the 1880 Census for Fern Valley. Children born after 1880 are Thomas, Bertha, Nellie and George. Two older daughters, Lizzie and Maggie. Maggie married Orson Andrews.

Cindy Courtier

None

WALDRON, GRADY, NOLAN

Tom Ryan

None

I am looking for information on Terence (possibly Terrence) CULLEN,
who was born in Ireland, married Bridget Golden in Boston in 1853 and
settled in Palo Alto County, where he died April 18, 1891. Mainly I'm
looking for where he came from, his birth date and who his parents
were.

Jim Cullen (great-grandson, via John Simon of Whittemore and Pat
Cullen of Algona/Storm Lake)

None

Pierce SHORTALL and Bridget Shortall listed in 1880 census of Emmestburg.  He died in 1886.

Pat Calhoun

None

Charles C. Sykes .....................Husband born May 1861 England

Eva C. Thomas Sykes...........Wife born 4 April 1864  Iowa

Clarence Sykes.........................Son  born 1883? Wapello County IA.

Clara F. Sykes...........................Daughter born 1885 ? Wapello County IA.

John George Sykes...............Son ( my Grandfather) born 31 July 1891 Emmitsburg IA.

Joseph W. Sykes....................Son born Sept. 1897 Emmitsburg, IA.

Erma(Irma) C. Sykes...........Daughter born 12 April 1902 Emmitsburg IA.

Bonny Jean Sykes

None

MCCORMICK, GANNON, MCNULTY, DALEY

Delia McCormick Allen

None

COOKINHAM
Liven in Ayrshire from about 1911 +/- until death Dec 7 1929.

Dick Cookenham      

None

MURPHY, MYERS, ZEIGLER

 

Stephen & Ellen Murphy to Emmetsburg in 1876

Frederick &Mary Katherine Myers  to Emmetsburg about 1870/71

 Michael Murphy & Mary Katherine Myers married

at Assumption Church in 1883

Frederick &  Mary Elizabeth Zeigler and son

Arthur J. & Etta Zeigler and families came to Emmetsburg

in 1910 from LaSalle Co., Ill

 

Jim & Gail Murphy   

None

WARD,EMERICK,FISH,FOWLER All from the Mallard , Palo Alto county area.  James Austin Ward, George Sherman Emerick, Charles William Emerick, Martha Fish, Mattie Fowler

Lee Ann Kierstead

None

CARNEY, McNULTY

Lynn Pfeffer

None

SPORE

Penny McCurry

None

BATES, WILLIAMSON

Cindy Oviatt.

None

FLAHERTY, Martin 1875-1943
MURPHY Margaret 1879-1940

Suzie Rabideau

None

Fassett, Eaton, Conrad

Julie(Eaton)Wilder

None

Schultz,Austin,Frey,Mason

Lynn or Sue Balken

None

KEPHART

Jeannette

None

STOVER
My grandfather's sister and her family resided in Rodman, Iowa
Burr Stover and his wife Phildelia Lodwig Stover
I have information on the family

WagnerDelCar

None

LOOKING FOR INFO OF DESCENDENTS OF FRANK AND ANNA OSTROM KILBOURN. THEY WERE MARRIED IN ABT 1889 IN WEST BEND AREA

Judy Frerichs

None

SCHACHT, George. born 1889, died May 12, 1949 buried Evergreen Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto County, Iowa

SCHACHT, Mary L.. nee Krahn, born 1889, died December 29, 1962 buried Evergreen Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto County, Iowa

Marshall

None

Myers , Nitchals, Pederman, Musselman, Cooper

mailto:Kenen56@aol.com

None

NEARY, DUHIGG, MORRISSSEY
John Francis Neary (1822-1913) & Ellen (Kinney) Neary, early settlers of
Palo Alto County.
Mary Theresa (Duhigg) Neary (1896-1974), daughter of Charles P Duhigg
(1864-1947), granddaughter of William Duhigg, Sr. (1828-1883)
I am researching my in-laws' family, location of their homestead, etc.  Any
information is appreciated.

Joseph Brudney

None

McDONALD, PFAB, CUNNINGHAM

Paul McDonald

None

HAGEDON

Hagedon, Albert and Isabelle
Hagedon, Albert E.
Hagedon, Sylvia
Hagedon, Francis Leroy or Roy
My Great grandfather is rumored to have ran a steamboat of some type on Lost
Island Lake in the early 1900's 

Brian Hagedon

None

LETTS, WEICHMAN
my grandmother was Emaline Violet Letts (Denny)

Angela M Denny

None

SCOTT, Horace and Sarah (MOORE)
HARRIS, RUTHVEN, MILLER, HAM, OLIVER

Steve Rima

None

Martin Francis COONAN, Sr. and Family.

Martin Francis Coonan came to the USA with his parents as a small boy.   He met and married Catherine O'Connell in Boston 2/6/1847.  They moved West via covered wagon passing through Morris, Illinois.  They moved 2 boys (two girls, names and ages unknown,  died in Illinois) arriving in the "Irish Colony" in Northern Iowa in what is now known as the town of Emmetsburg, Iowa in 1858.

Pat Coonan

None

CUMMINGS

Audrey Annable Franklin

None

Seeking info on a Christina (Tennie, Tena) THOMPSON DAVIS who returned to Palo Alto ca 1956 and died in that county.

Janet Sheets

None

ROSENBAK

Stine Rosenbak

None

CONATY

Andree C. Swanson

SPOOR (James A., Emmet, Claude, Delos)
BARBER (Charles M., Clarence, Blanche, Raymond, Andrew, Dawn, Elmo, Harry)

Carol Wilson

None

Mrs. Seth SMITH, resident of Ruthven, Palo Alto County, Iowa in 1925.

Diane Fleisher Preiser

None

BLAIN(E), Harry lived in Emmetsburg, b 10 Apr 1899, d July 1965.

Bette Maier

None

NOONAN

Kathy Ward

None

DOTY- Looking for any information on Roy and Minnie Doty who lived in Rodman, Iowa.  Roy's parents were John & Nancy Doty.  They lived by Rolfe, Iowa and then moved to the Rodman area.  Minnie's parents were Henry & Lena Kober.  They first lived in Chippewa, Minnesota and then moved to Rolfe, Iowa.

Becky Stumme

 

None

BROWN, BOWDEN, BRAGG - M.L. Brown was a prominent banker in the late 1800's in Emmettsburg.  William Bowden was a stenographer around the same time.  Elmer Porter Bragg and Hattie Cook Bragg raised their children in Emmettsburg. 

Sandra Clauser Culp  

None

ADAMS, GALBRAITHE- My father's name was Andrew Clifford Adams his father was Andrew J Adams and grandpa's father was Andrew A Adams .  Andrew J Adams had several brothers, Arlo, Elmer, Leo and one more I can't remember. I think my great grandmother's maiden name was Galbraithe but I may be misspelling it...all my immediate family is gone that would have this information please can you help me.

Andrea Lynn Adams Carr

None

LUGELAND- John Lugeland and family-had farm near Cylinder, died 1929

Tom Logeland

None

PIERCE  AND GRAVLUND

Holly Guidry

None

Swan OLESON and sister Sadie(Sarah)Oleson EGLAND of Emmettsburg attended fathers funeral in 1910

Sandy Carter

None

JENSWOLD

Ray and Carol

None

GORDON

Clark Gordon

None

Searching for POST history.  William = Ella  Children: May, Clinton, Jennie, Bessie, Lula, Clinton & Dan. Found 1900 census. May for sure born in Palo Alto County. More info on William or Ella appreciated.

M.D. Dyals

 None

ANDERSON, CLAUSEN, JOHNSON, ROBARG & WETTERMARK, living in Freedom/Emmetsburg 1920

Knut Wettermark

None

SANDS families in the Mallard area

Shannon Zuzek

None

Martha (KNUDTSON) JOHNSON REIERSON  Lost Island

Thomas REIERSON  Lost Island

Unknown JOHNSON that was Martha's first husband

Louis & Sena JOHNSON their children

Carl & John Reierson children of second marriage

 

Any info appreciated. I have a lot from John Reierson on down.

Dawn Phelan

None

Am interested in contacting anyone descended from the DONLON family - they resided in Emmetsburg area from approx. 1880 onward.  PH Donlon was the Postmaster there appx 1914 - he had several brothers and sisters.  His father [John] was from Ireland as was his uncle [Tim].  John & Tim wd be brothers of my great grandfather.

James F Donlon

None

John T. SIMON, Vannie Belle MILLS (Simon), William H. MILLS, HEREIM, GOODMANSON

Tami Gilbert

None

MOSES

Tim Moses

None

MACKEY or MIDDLETON.  Looking for Hugh G. Mackey and his wife Truly H. Middleton Mackey.  They had a daughter Genevieve.  They lived near Swan Lake in Palo Alto in the 1920ís and 30ís.

Karen Merrigan

None

MAXWELL Family - Vernon, Elma, son James - need information

Carol Slattery

None

John Reese, Fracsis Singleton, Peter Grethen, Fredrick Metcalf

Brian Reese

None

I am researching the RUPPERT Family; came from Germany about 1869 and farmed in Mallard.

John and Barbara RUPPERT had 5 children :  John P., Anna, Casper, Kate and Susan.

Barbara RUPPERT is buried at St. Mary's cemetery in Mallard.

 

Susan RUPPERT-JOHNSON was my grandmother and died in Los Angeles, 1960(?)

Her husband, J.W. JOHNSON born in Illinois, was a cashier at the First National Bank in Mallard from about 1909-1922.

Dorothy Johnson

None

ARMSTRONG -  Am looking for information of Tom & Lettie lived in Curlew or Mallard areas around 1908ish. They took over care of my grandfather, Cyril & his older sisters Eva & Marguerite (Marge), all who were born in England or Scotland after their mother (Mary Curry) died and father:John Jacob Joseph Armstrong (Seaham, Durham County Scotland) brought them to Iowa. We believe Tom & Lettie had 3 children of their own, names unknown.

Terry Armstong Allen

None

GREEN, SUNDERMEYER

 

Melchior  and Emilie (Putnam) SUNDERMEYER

 

13 children,  Willhelmina, John Fredrick, Augusta, Charlotte, Ludwig, Julius, Henrietta clara, Anna, Christian, John George, un-named girl, Jeanette.

 

My Great Grandmother was Charlotte (lottie) Sundermeyer.  She married Elbert GREEN in Palo Alto Co. , Lake Park in 1908.

 

Julie

 

PENDLEBURY, WHITMAN

My great-grandmother, Ella Adeline Whitman, was born in Ruthven, Palo Alto County, 8/20/1855.  On November 9, 1873 she married my great grandfather, George Henry Pendlebury in Silver Lake, Palo Alto County.  They had 8 or 9 children, all born in Palo Alto County.  Looking for descendents of George Henry Pendlebury and Ella Adeline Whitman Pendlebury.

Alice Jordan

None

WHITE.  Seeking information on descendants of Edward Irving White and his
wife Emma, who resided in Palo Alto County during the 1910, 1920 and 1930
Federal Censuses.  Children Lloyd, Bessie and Alice White.  Bessie and
Alice were teaching public school in 1920.  Doing family research and a
descendant of Edward's brother James, seeking distant cousins.  Have
family back to Mayflower.

Janet (Bruce) Nelson

None

Would like any information on the family of Henry HAUSCHEN. Children and or grandchildren.     

Tillford Egland

 

None

I am looking for my grandmother Eileen Edith FAY born 1-20-1920 in Rolfe, Iowa.  moved to Emmetsburg in about 1934.  Married Charles Warren MARSH.  She worked as a beauty operator.  My father in law was born in Emmetsburg in 1944, also Charles Marsh.  Hoping some one remembers them or knows if she graduated high school there.  Her husband was a stationary engineer.  From what I understand the family was a large one.

Kathy Marsh

None

Young, Thomas and Mary  1883?

McAllister, Enoch R.  late 1880's?

 

These were my great-grandparents.  I'm looking for anecdotal info as well as more official types of things...

 

Sheila Scott

None

AINSLIE, DREW, COFFEY

Sharon Coffey

None

Popowich, Wartha, Warda in Osgood, Emmetsburg, and West Bend areas c 1908-1920s

Rhonda Stevens

None

Jensvold, Jenswold, and Darrah

Peggy Stephens

None

METZGER,  Nicholas, his sister, and others immigrated from Germany in 1882, but his sister returned to Germany, leaving him here in Iowa, around Palo Alto, Emmet and Clay Co.. He is believed to have married and had a son. Does someone have info on this family?

Mary Jane Parsons

None

I am looking for information on the Carl WIEGMANN family, they had a store in Graettinger in the early 1900 hundreds.  I have a picture of the inside of the store with 3 people in the picture, I would assume that they are Wiegmanns.  Charlotte (Conradi) Wiegmann would be a Great Aunt of mine.  I did fine the Wiegmann listed in the 1900 Census of Walnut Twp, Palo Alto CO. Iowa.

Marlin Senne

None

My Grandmother, Margaret Josephine PATTON was born on June 14, 1882 in Emmettsburg, Palo Alto County Iowa. She was the daughter of Michael and Catherine (JOYCE) Patton. Catherine Joyce was born on June 24, 1843 in Lewisburgh, County Mayo, Ireland and died on October 24, 1909 in Emmetsburg, Iowa. She was the sister of Patrick and Matthew Joyce who were prominent merchants in Emmetsburg in the late 19th century, the later being killed by Marshall Lawton after a dispute in his grocery store on May 5, 1896. Much more info available for those who wish it or would have info I can add to research.

Jim Mahoney

None

Acheson / Carlisle / Scott / Robeson 

I am searching for information on David & Margaret (nee Robeson) Acheson. WestBend area.

 Also am searching the famlies of Samuel Levi Scott & Susan M.(Carlisle) Scott. Whittemore area.

Also Joel Scott the brother of Samuel.  In Algona area.  

Louise Acheson

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NITCHALS
 My grandfather William Albert Nitchals moved to Palo Alto Co. in about 1912. He died in 1921and is buried in Emmetsburg. I would like to find out more about his parents and sibblings

Lloyd Sheldahl

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Looking for info on a William Logan or a Orma Logan / Swope / Meeker

Jim Logan

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Looking for info on the lud(d)ington - debolt- mccullum/mccollom families residing in and around palo alto co 1877(?) to 1960's (?)

Doug & Becky

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Elijah Price, wife Mary Gallagher

Joyce Klepper

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SCHUMACHER, BRADLEY, CONWAY, MCEVOY, SPITTAL, THOMSON, WOODFORD, QUINN.

Missey Schumacher

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FRIES, Jens  1864-1921, restaurant manager, emigrated from Denmark
...Anna Peterson, wife, 1862-1920, emigrated from Denmark

FRIES, John Henry, 1895-1960, their son, my great-grandfather.

I'm trying to find the names of Jens' and Anna's parents, and also info on
their other children:

Jeannie Lugo

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REEVES

DP

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John B.Wagner, Ellington twp 1870-?(my grt grandfather)

Emmet Spoor PaloAlto and Hardin Co.

Brad Wagner

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IVERSON, DUHN, ZEIGLER

    JENS AND INGER DUHN HOMESTEADED THE IVERSON HOME FARM IN 1876 - THAT REMAINS IN THE FAMILY TO DATE.

    MY MOTHER AVIS ZEIGLER MARRIED KERMIT IVERSON IN 1933

Philip Iverson

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BARNARD--Looking for family of R.T. Barnard (Reuben Truman Barnard).  Wife is Ann A. and children were: Florence, Emma, Alice, Theodore, Lazell, LeRoy, Loren, and Willard.

R. Beavers Jensen 

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I am looking for William W. Hollenbeck b. abt. 1816 in NY and his wife Mary Churchill b. abt. 1823 in NY and their Children George b. abt. 1840, Jerome b. abt 1842, Delight b. abt 1847 and Berthana b. abt. 1852, all in NY. Another son Frank was born in 1859 in Elk Twp. Delaware county Iowa. I found this information on the 1860 Delaware Co. IA census. This is the only time I have been able to locate this family anywhere in the USA. Frank W. Hollenbeck married Minnie Ferry in Delaware Co. IA on 8 October 1881. They had 2 son's Evert b. 1882 and Adelbert b.1884. About 1886 Frank vanished without a trace leaving his wife and 2 small son's in Cherokee Co. Iowa. I have been unable to find any further information on Frank, his parents or siblings. If you have a connection or information please contact me. I am posting on this site because there were Hollenbeck's in Palo Alto county that may be connected.

Arlene Hollenbeck

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CLAER , CLARE,CLEAR, MURPHY,  CROOK, TRAVER, WILCOX, PHELPS

Gladys R. Wilcox

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Lyman and Lester Barringer, Josiah Eaton, and family,

Elijah Gould.  All lived in Ruthven, Iowa in the late 1800's to early 1900.

Marjorie Rist

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GLAISER

Marion Glaiser

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Ryan, Kliegl, Phillips, Cudahy, Hickey

Daniel R Ryan, Esq.

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McCLELLAND, CARTER

Shirley Ammons

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RAFFERTY, WM & WIFE ELLEN LAFFERTY-they were my grandparents on my mother's side and lived in Emmetsburg, IA.

Gerry Joyce

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Durant - Redemski

modendesm@aol.com

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EMRICH, Henry & Ida Ross: Henry came to Emmetsburg on the Orphan Train. Nothing listed there except his name. He was postmaster in Aryshire
from 1903-1913. Would like to know if he was adopted and by whom. He is
in the History of Aryshire in about 1886 as a coal dealer. He was born
in Germany about 1869. Children born in Aryshire: Beryl, Jerry, Keith,
Ethel, Ann, George. Two died in early childhood, Kenneth & Henry.

Mary Jo McQueen

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GRAHAM, WRIGHT, CROOK, BUGGY

John Graham Haggerty

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WEBSTER. I AM LOOKING FOR INFO ON MY PATERNAL GRANDMOTHERS FAMILY. 
HER FATHER FRANKLIN DANIEL WEBSTER, BORN 1850 IN PENN. OR NEW YORK.  LIVED IN LINN COUNTY, IOWA
HER MOTHER, LORETTA, LETTIE, ALETTA GRANT,  BORN 1855 IN MICHIGAN, SHE IS IN THE PALO ALTO 1900 CENSUS WITH FOUR CHILDREN, JOHN, A HOUSEPAINTER, WALTER G., OLLIE BELL, MY GRANDMOTHER, AND HORACE, HODDY.
MY GRANDMOTHER MARRIED FRED HALSTEAD.  THEY LIVED IN EMMETSBURG ALL THEIR LIFE.  MY GRANDFATHER WORKED ON THE GROTTO IN WEST BEND.  IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFO ON MY GRANDMOTHERS FAMILY PLEASE EMAIL ME.

Sharon Reinert

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BAUMAN, FEIT, ORIGER, MONTAG, NACHTMAN, WEIR

Kevin Feit

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ROGERS

John Rogers, Ann (McManu) Rogers, Patrick Rogers

I am looking for info on  John, Ann, or Patrick Rogers . John and Ann moved to West Bend Township sometime after helping build the railroad in  Sioux City. According to  Obit  Patrick was still living in Emmetsburg when  John passed away in 1917. John and Ann had 2 sons James and Ted. Any info would be helpful. Thanks

Charlene Rogers

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HAND
I'm looking for information on Thomas David Hand (1854-1900) from Great Oak township.  His children are:
 
 John Francis Hand 1884-1955   Married to Kathryn Higgins
 Thomas Hand  1886-?
 Joseph Patrick Hand 1887 or 1890-?
 Margaret E Hand 1891 or 1892-?  Married to Timothy O'Brien
 William Peter Hand  1895-?

Bonnie Hand

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