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28 September, 2006
I am still searching for descendants of BF Akers and wife, Jane Galen.
One of their daughters, Francis Akers-Runner married Joseph Bigger in Linn County, Iowa. They are buried in Oak Shade cemetery and someone is putting flowers on their graves and sure would like to have whom ever is doing this to contact me. Francis had two daughters by her first marriage, Elizabeth and Mary Runner. Her and Joseph had 9 children I believe. Sure hope someone will see this and contact me. Irene
06 June, 2006
Hi, I am in search of any information about the family of my great grandmother Sarah Jane Mitchell, born to Daniel and Mary (Jolley) Mitchell born 3-30-1859 in Lisbon, Linn County, IA. On 11-9-1881, Sarah Jane married Isaac Riley Miller, born 6-6-1853 in Darlington, Montgomery County, IN. They had 6 children: Eva on 11-7-1882, Ethel on 3-30-1888, Jessie on 1-24-1885, John on 6-19-1891, Nellie Adaline on 11-10-1894, and Phillip on 3-26-1900. All were born in Caney, Montgomery County, Kansas. At some point Sarah and Isaac separated. Sarah Jane left KS in 1928 with Ethel, Nellie, and Phillip and their spouses. They first went to the Seattle, WA and then moved south to Eureka, CA. This is where Sarah Jane is buried. As is Ethel, John, and Nellie. Sarah Jane lived with my grandmother Nellie and my mother. She remembers Sarah Jane, but was only 6 when she passed away. We'd like any information anyone might have to share. Thank you! Pam Cannam,

23 May, 2006
I am looking for information on the following families:
Polk, Lennox/Lenox, Ware, Ellis, Long, Fuessley/Fuessle, Klingaman, Burgess, Southerland/Sutherland, Jerome, Kerr, Krapf, Reece/Reese, Silsby, Thorp, Wheat, and Zinn.
Thanks for your help.
Kindest Regards,
Judy Polk Harding
19 January, 2006
I am researching William and Una Strong and their son Willie who show up in the 1870 census living in Marion, Linn County, Iowa. William was a painter. Are there any local records such as city directories for that time period? I'm thinking William may have been in the Civil War as his son was born in Tennessee in 1868 and their next son was born in NYC in 1871(unless Edward lived there before the CW). Any help would be appreciated. Gwen Strong Myers
11 January-2006
Hello. I am researching a merchant's token. It is a "good for 5 cents " at Robert's Drug Store. The other side says "Joe Roberts, Linn Grove, IA ". I have looked at all your information, but found no Joe Roberts, nor Roberts Drug Store. The token appears to be from between 1875 to 1920. Does anyone remember such a place, or person? was there a drug store by that name? Please email me at if you can provide any information. Thank you. Dr. William L. Pattison III. p.s. This is the best county geneological site I have ever seen!

December 29, 2005
I am seeking information about Francis Madison, AKA Frank Madison born around 1881 who lived in Marion Iowa. He left home at a very young age and I am seeking information on the identity of his parents or siblings.
Thank you,
Georgia Marvin

May 24, 2005
Hi, I hoping to find any info about ANDREW JACKSON BYERLY AND HIS WIFE EVA VINTON BYERLY. He was born in Pa. and moved to Iowa and married Eva on May 30, 1893. According to census, he was a doctor. They had a son George that was 8yrs on the 1910 cencus. No other mention of him. Then in the 1930 Woodbury Co. census they have John Andrew Byerly born 1917 who is my father in law. Would like to know anything about all 4 of these and if any other sibblings. Also, death info etc. Any other relatives out there know of this family. Thank you!

May 15, 2005
I am looking for any old photos or maps of the Prairieburg area. I currently live just south of Prairieburg and am trying to get a hold of pictures of the farmsteads in the area and mainly any of the Dolan farms. I'm also looking for pictures of farmsteads to the East that may have been Holub farms and my lineage is Holub. Any ariel pictures or Prairieburg pictures would be appreciated and any maps of the railroad that went through would also be interesting. Anyone interested in getting together on any of these subjects please contact me.
Mark Nosbisch
March 23, 2005
I am looking for information on my grandparents family. Their names were Anne (Henry) Blanksma and Hieke (Hazel) Posthumus Blanksma. They immigrated form the Netherlands in 1886 and settled in Cedar Rapids, Linn co. I believe they have 2 children buried some in Linn Co. Any information would be greatly appreciated. cheri brock
March 3, 05
I am looking for my husbands family who originated in Alburnett, Linn, Iowa. The best we can figure my husbands name is ALBERT RAY CHESMORE, he was born 2/14/44. His father was FRANCIS ALBERT CHESMORE, and we think he was born 3/17/09 and his father was James Isaac Chesmore. Does anyone have any information about this family that will be helpful. Thank you
Vera & Tex Chesmore
Feb.25, 2005
From: William The Iowa 1852 Census shows my ggg grandfather listed as D.(Daniel) T. (F?) Rising in Linn County, Otter Creek Township on page 052. Is a family listed also? In the 1856 Iowa State Census of Hardin County Pleasant Township, he is listed as Daniel T. Rising, a physician, with his wife Ruth and son, John Henry age 4. In 1860 he is listed again with Ruth and John and a daughter, C. A. (Cordelia Alvira). Do you have any more information about this family? Cordelia is my gg grandmother, married William Henry Hartson. I have pretty complete records about that family down to my family. Muriel, their fourth child, was my grandmother married to Armond William Harold. Their third child, Grace Naomi Harold is my (living at 98) mother. Feb. 16,05
I am also very impressed with all the available imformation in Linn County. I am searching for anything on my grandmother Mary Elizabeth or Elizabeth (Lizzie in 1895 Linn Co, Monroe, IA with her husband Edward Larkey). She was born 14 Aug 1866 as Mary or Elizabeth Harris and died 15 Feb 1914. She had a sister Hannah A Harris, born 7 Aug 1857 and died 22 Nov 1915 that married John Deal and was also in the same Linn Co census. I believe their father was Welcome Harris which I found in Scott Co, Princeton, IA with mother Mary J with children John C and Hannah. The dates I have all match with Mary Jane Snodgrass, John Cornelius Harris and Hannah. The census say Hannah was born in Clinton which is close to Princeton. I also believe Mary Jane was from Jackson Co, IA where I found Mary E and Eli Harris living with the Matheny family next to the Snodgrass family. Mary E and Eli are also a perfect match with the birth dates I have. If any one has any information please contact me at With sincere thanks. October 27, 2004
I am very impressed with the Linn County resources. I am just beginning to look for information for Charles Steele and his son Willis. So far I have found photos of the tombstones in Springville Cemetery but no other information. I believe that Charles remarried after Eva's death. It is possible that Charles' brother John lived in the area for a few years in the late 1800's. He may have spelled the name Steel. John was my grandfather and I have family information from Vinton County, Ohio I would appreciate any suggestions. Thank you Margie Schaefer
Kathy Eaton........Please email me at I tried the email address you posted and it came back to me. We appear to be family as the following names are all in our tree. Jayne Mundell Morgan, Dennison, Chambers, Merrill, Laughridge/Lochridge, Hollic/Halleck
Very impressive website! I am searching for information pertaining to John Neidig, who survived the fire onboard the Belle of the West, April 22, 1850 .
He and his wife cared for a nine year old and a 16 month old survivors whose parents and 3 siblings perished in that fire. John corresponded with the boys Aunt in PA and the boys were returned to PA about a year after the tragedy. The fire occurred on the Ohio River and the Belle was run aground near Florence, IN. I am trying to determine where the victims were buried. Hopeful that some of John's descendants have knowledge of this incident or would like to see copies of the correspondence which I find to be intriguing. The boys settled in Steelton, PA and served in the Civil War. Their names are Thomas Jefferson Bretz and Benjamin Franklin Bretz.
Joseph Kresge
Hello, I am looking for any information of my ancestor named Bohumil Panek, the Bohemian (Czech), who arrived to USA in 1914 year. I own a card from him with a postal stamp from your city Cedar Springs, IOWA. He died after WWII. Is it any possibility to find any information about him in your city archive ? Now, I'm making my family tree. Thank you very much, Sincerely, Petr Safarcik Kladno Czech Republic Europe
I'm looking for information about the Camp, Giberson and Harmer families who were in Mt. Vernon from the early 1850's until the 1880's. mike
Emma Jane Dunlap, born January 20, 1842, North Milford, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania. She married Robert Crooks Barkley (AKA: Barclay), born 1841 Indiana. He was wounded during the Civil War and placed aboard a hospital ship, which was bound for a hospital somewhere. My understanding is that not only he, but everyone aboard died when the ship was attacked and blown up by Confederates in January of 1863. Shortly after his death, his wife gave birth to a son, Robert Crooks Barkley Jr., born April 17, 1863, Springville, Brown Township, Linn County, Iowa. Emma had at least two previous children: Charles Edward Barkley, born - June 23, 1860 James Henry Barkley, born - October 05, 1861 By any chance is my Emma related to your Dunlaps? A sister or cousin possibly? Robert's father is: Edward Edmund Barkley, born - January 02, 1796, Bath or, Hillsboro, Pochahontes, Fleming County, Kentucky. He died - January 18, 1882, Linn County, Iowa. He married: Polly Mary Shanklin, born - August 18, 1794, Kentucky. She died - Abt. 1880. Donald Nelson
Congratulations and thank you for such an informative and helpful site. I am researching the HARTLEY family on behalf of my American son-in-law Richard Hartley now living in Australia. We have found William (Penn) aged 40 in the 1880 census taken in Melrose Grundy, Iowa and would like to find George born Oct 27, 1839 and Solomon born Jan 31, 1805 and of course anyone earlier if possible. We know that the Hartleys married into the Wilkin family who lived in Cedar Rapids in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Margaret Gill Western Australia

I am researching information on the Nathaniel Chapman line. He married Margaret House 29 April 1849. His son Daniel Thornton, born 22 Feb. 1854 is my gg grandfather. Nathaniel would be my ggg grandfather. Margaret does not show up on the census after 1850. I would like to find out what happened to her. She had a daughter, Edna, born in 1859 so I know she was alive at that time. Nathaniel's sister was Julia A. Brown, wife of Horace N. Brown. In the 1880 census, it shows Daniel and Edna, nephew and neice, in the Brown household. There were two other children, a sister and brother, Julia and George, born to Nathaniel and I think Margaret. They are not listed anywhere. There are many open ends here that I would like information on if anyone can assist me. Thank you! Jackie Carlson at I am trying to obtain a copy of the 1911 Linn co Hist book for ref on my pioneer ancestry. Daniel Leatherman/Rachel Swaim settled in Linn co near Troy Mills. Daniel died soon after, & son John Leatherman took his place as head of the family. John did gallant service in the civil War, & after being hit with eleven bullets (11). He was discharged, recovered, & re-enlisted with one bullet still in him. His sister Susannah became my greatgrandmother when she marr Nelson Walton. Nelson/Susannas dau, Mary Lucretia Walton of Troy Mills became my Grandmother when she marr Issac Harlow. I have photos of all but Daniel Leatherman Sr. Floyd

What a wonderful website. I am so impressed. I have searched for many years for my Great Grandparents, Sylvanis R. Lantz and Eva Squires Lantz. My Grandmother Beryl Gracia Lantz was born Aug 22, 1887 in Wellman, Iowa. She married Charles Logan Vaughan in Hiawatha, Iowa in 1910. My Great Grandfather left his wife with 4 small children. I think she was a teacher in Linn Co. I have never been able to locate Sylvanis. I would love any info that anyone might have on this family. Also J.W. Squire and Nancy Hanks McDowell Squire were my Gr.Gr. Grandparents and I can find nothing on them either. I am also searching for John Henry Vaughan and Lydia Eldridge (Or Ellridge) Vaughan. Thank you for any help. Maureen Crawford

Looking for relatives and/or information pertaining to the families of Chancy W. Bivins, b. 1833, and his wife Isabella Simpson Bivins, b. 1834. Their children were Stephen A., b. 1861, Ebenezer Franklin, b. 1863, Ella, b. 1868, Sade, b. 1870, Sarah, b. abt 1871, and Mary E. b. 1874. Ella married (unknown) Hill, and Mary married Irwin Bosworth. I descend through this Linn County, Iowa line. Any help would be appreciated.......will share information.

Friday May 16, 2003
I am searching for more information on the following family. Mary and Maggie were my grand-aunts. I have no prior information on Joseph and no information on any of them after the 1880 Census for IA which lists: Joseph MCLAIN Self M Male W 31 IRE Painter IRE IRE Mary MCLAIN Wife M Female W 23 NY Keeping House IRE IRE Maggie CONKLIN SisterL S Female W 21 IA Dressmaker IRE IRE They were living on Mill. Census Place 4th Ward, Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa Family History Library Film 1254351 NA Film Number T9-0351 Page Number 134C Harv Newquist

Tuesday May 13, 2003 at 9:47:00(CST)
Born in Lamoni Decatur county , March l5,l877. Son of Daniel Richard Baldwin -Oct.7/l847 and Susan A Drown. (May l5,l850) Am looking for information re: what they were doing in Iowa. Also any history on the Drown families would be much appreciated. Noreen Lodge.

Monday, November 18, 2002 at 13:11:00 (CST)
Looking for info on William Dennison, b.1833-NY, d.12/21/1891, Marion, Linn Co., Ia. He was married to Sarah Barrett, b.6/5/1834 Canada, d.10/27/1912, in Marion, Linn Co., Ia.
I would appreciate any info on their families.

Bill Burroughs <>
Burroughs, Chisman, Barrett, Dennison
Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 11:25:32 (CST)
Wednesday, November 06, 2002 at 20:56:16 (CST)
James Kinney is listed in the Linn Co., Otter Twp in the 1870 Census. I would like to make contact with anyone who knows of my gr gr grandfather or any of his decendants. James & wife Anne J McKinney came to the USA in 1849 from Ireland. They had eight children which six were living as of the 1900 MN Census. Two of these children I know were born in IA. Stevan Edward Kinney in 1866 & James Kinney (my gr grandfather) in 1870. I have not located any futher info on them yet. Thank-you!
Laurelee Wilke

Laurelee Wilke < >
Mary Kay

Mary Kay Kuhfittig <>
Cahill, Flaherty, Gurnett, Hines, Hunter, McDonald
1850s to the present

Saturday, September 07, 2002 at 18:05:53 (CDT)
This is a GREAT site and Sandra has been of help to me above and beyond the call of duty. It's the dedication of people like Sandra that make searching easier for the rest of us.
I'm looking for the ancestors of my Grandfather PAUL L. "Leo" BAKER. b.1902 in (?) d. 1970 in Cedar Rapids. Was married to VIOLET Clayton. They had one son JACK L. Baker, my father. I'm looking for Paul's family. He had brothers named ANDY, CHARLES & FRANK. His father was DAVID(LEVI?) and his mother was MARY (?)b.1871 Mary remarried to _____ STICKNEY she died 1930 and is buried in Oak Shade Cemetery in Marion.

If anyone has any information, please e-mail me at

Beth (Baker) Parker <>
1870 (?) to present
Friday, August 23, 2002 at 11:07:13 (CDT)
I searching for family members of Fred Long. He was a long-time resident of Cedar Rapids. He worked at Kramers for many years. His sister Edith Long Bixler was my grandmother.
Kathleen Baker <>

Sunday, August 18, 2002 at 14:32:59 (CDT)
Researching the surname above. Great site!!
1870 and forward
Saturday, August 10, 2002 at 00:31:23 (CDT)
Looking for any info regarding the death of my grandfather Joseph Hayek who married Alice Davis in Linn Co. in 1911. He was born in Wilber Ne. in 1887 . I found them listed in the 1920 census living in Cedar Rapids at 115 S. Second Street. Also, my great grandparents were the Owen Davis and James Orr families in the 1900 census living next door to each other in the Dubuque Roll in Cascade Township. I'm sure that I have relatives living here in Iowa.PS. My grandparents Joseph and Alice Hayek had 2 children, Robert and Glenys Hayek. Any information would be greatly appreciated! I hope that these comments are going to the gracious lady who wished to receive them at the beginning of this web page. If I made a mistake in submission please let me know. THANK YOU !
Robert O. Votroubek <>
Hayek, Davis, Orr, Votroubek
Thursday, August 01, 2002 at 11:52:35 (CDT)
Great site-I found so much information so easily. Am searching Nancy Jane PLANT who m. William FREEMAN at Linn CO 1851.
Sarah Plant <>
Friday, July 19, 2002 at 08:09:55 (CDT)
Please add surname DOCHTERMAN
Dennis K Dochterman
Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 20:05:41 (CDT)
you have an outstanding site thank you for your dedication i have census info looking for anything else i can find moses ribble d 1 feb 1862 near covington he and wife mary [snook] ribble rest at spring grove cemetery looking for info on their children and grand children son nelson wife helena their children sidney a &' gertie [boys] [dau] mirtle moses and mary also had a son henry i am visiting linn county right after 4 of july thank you james a mcdonald jr.
james a mcdonald jr <>
Sunday, June 30, 2002 at 09:17:26 (CDT)

Monday, June 10, 2002 at 16:48:26 (CDT)
I have copies of the History of Linn County Iowa originally published by The Pioneer Publishing Company in 1911. It lists early settlers of Linn County and has a biographical sketch of each. If you would like to know if someone you are researching is in the book, feel free to contact me. LP
Linda Peeples <>

Monday, May 20, 2002 at 23:51:31 (CDT)

I am researching our family home and records pertaining to the Hollebaugh/d'Holbach family. Approximately in 1855, a replica of the Virginia planation home was constructed in Cedar Rapids. It is known to have had (has?) large white (4?) pillars decorating the front.

Also, I am interested in making contact with any possible family members. My mother (83 yrs and who remembers the homein the late 1920's) and I will be in Cedar Rapids mid to late May 2002.

Any help in fulfilling the above requests would be greatly appreciated. Thank you kindly, Candace d'Holbach

Candace d'Holbach <>
Hollebaugh / d'Holbach
Monday, March 18, 2002 at 13:08:32 (CST)
Sandra--Great site, lots of useful and interesing information. I hope I can continue to assist by adding what I have. If anyone else has any info regarding the surnames mentioned, please drop me a line. Karen
Karen Roberts <>
Sunday, March 03, 2002 at 23:17:30 (CST)
I'm visiting Iowa to find out more about Ellis Parker Butler.
John Martin <>

Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 17:45:44 (CST)
Addtional- Census had them in Linn Twp, V. 124, P.359
Bob Brunk <>
1870 census
Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 19:10:59 (CST)
The 1870 census shows my ancestors, Henry and Elizabeth
Herron Brunk and children living between Adam Andrews and
Sarah Kirkwood. Is there any way of determining exactly
where the Brunks lived, on whose land, with those names. I
know Henry did not own land at that time. Also, would like
any information or contacts on the John and Lucy Herron
and David and Mary Brunk Hart families. The Harts were in
the 1870 census in Cedar County, but may have moved to Linn.

Bob Brunk <>
Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 19:09:08 (CST)
I am interested in the Thomas & Jane Canedy family who came to Iowa in 1866.A daughter Myra married Joseph Scott. Another daughter Addie Belle md Alden McCalley. I would like more information about these people and their descendants.

This is an informative website. Thanks for sharing it.

Elaine Child <>
Canedy, McCalley, Scott
Friday, January 18, 2002 at 16:30:33 (CST)
Good webpage you have here, and best greetings to you all

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Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 16:01:11 (CST)
I just want to note how impressed I have been on the help I have received from the Genealogical Research. I wrote and received information relating to my ancesters that I would never of found if it weren't for the ladies who did the researching for me. Thanks a lot. Karan Godbout
Karan Godbout <>
Hollenbeck, Yates
Monday, December 10, 2001 at 17:41:27 (CST)
I have been researching the Mikulecky family history for many years. A major "branch" of our family has lived in Cedar Rapids. I am grateful for your site and enjoyed the ease of brousing through it. You have done a great job of construction. I did not make any family "hits", however, and hope that someone in your organization knows about anyone who has done anything with that branch history since an original book was written by Cedar Rapids resident Sharon Moschel in about 1991.
Thank you.
Tom Mikulecky

Tom Mikulecky <>

Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at 11:33:42 (CST)
You have done an outstanding job with this website....Thank
You! I'm researching my ancestors with surnames; Herbert,
Reed, Trimble, Fee, Osborne. I can't believe how many of
these were Iowa pioneers. I sure wish all the Iowa Counties
had such a great worker and website.

E. Eugene Herbert <>
Herbert, Reed, Trimble, Fee, Harris, Tennent
Friday, October 26, 2001 at 20:25:56 (CDT)
Great site very helful. I am looking for any information
regarding the Gable family in Linn Co. IA. Abraham Gable
and his wife Catherine Heverly Gable. I would appreciate
any information. Thank you.

Jean Criswell <>
1901 to 1930
Sunday, September 02, 2001 at 19:30:49 (CDT)
I new at this (about 3 months), so would appreciate any suggestions and help in this family mystery. My maternal grandmother,Zylpha Ann Holman, was born in PA in 1852. Her sister, Clara, was born in 1850. The family moved to Iowa before 1855, as a daughter (Emma) was born in Iowa in 1855. This was confirmed by the PA 1870 census. The parents were Jonathan L. Holman and Mary Jane (Bortles) Holman. I was told the mother died in Iowa. The family then returned to Conneautville, PA and two children were born in 1857 and 1860. I suspect that the Mary Jane didn't die Iowa, and she either returned to PA and had the two children, or she stayed in Iowa, and Jonathan remarried on his return to PA. I can't find any evidence of Mary Jane after the family returned to Conneautville. In the 1860 Iowa census there is a Mary J. Holman from Springville, Linn County, page 105. Can you tell me if this Mary Jane Holman, my great grandmother. Her age is listed in the PA 1850 census as 22. I have seen reports that she married Jonathan in 1847. Her parents were Benjamin F. Bortles and Diadema (spelled many different ways) Reniff.

Bob Harshaw
3605 Jones Ferry Lane
Alpharetta, GA 30022

Robert Harshaw <>
Holman and Bortles
Saturday, August 25, 2001 at 22:09:17 (CDT)
I have been trying to research on my own and have come to a dead end. I have
been able to track the birth place of my grandfather, Otis Bersley, to be
Coggin,Iowa. He was born 21 Mar 1903. His father's name was Fred Harmon
Bersley, Fred Harmon Bersley was born 6 Jan 1876 in Troy Mills, Ia. His
father was named John Bersley who I believe was born in 1822 and died in
1876. His mother, Angeline Snoffer, was born 1831 and also died in 1876.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.

LeRoy Bersley <>
Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 00:17:23 (CDT)
Does anyone know whether Mary Ann Chubbock Peet, wife of Rodolphus, died in childbirth in 1865. She was buried in Mt Vernon cemetery.
Wesley Peet <>
Peet, , Chubbock
Monday, July 16, 2001 at 00:34:25 (CDT)
My earlier comments to this sight were slightly wrong. Mary Neprash was daughter of Daniel and Barbara Neprash. I am looking for any information regarding this family.
Shirley Brown <>
Nepras; Neprash; Neprasch; Barta
Thursday, June 14, 2001 at 20:15:28 (CDT)
My g-g-grandfather was James A. North, who served in the Union Army with the 31st Ohio Infantry. I have an old family picture of him which was taken at the Fairbanks Studio, Centerpoint and Walker, Iowa, and I am wondering if he lived in Linn County during his later years. I would appreciate any information anyone might have on him or his family. Lastly, I would like to express my appreciation for what is a terrific website.
Neal North <>
Sunday, May 06, 2001 at 12:31:25 (CDT)

Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 00:21:34 (CDT)

Thursday, March 29, 2001 at 13:49:45 (CST)
Was on your site and really enjoyed it. A lot of information
I'm wanting to get in touch with anyone with my Surnames. I'm
researching the ZIMRI DAVIS FAMILY from Linn County, Iowa.

Kathy Eaton < >
Davis,Chamberlain, Snyder, Walton, Safley, Wade, Whitely, Weeks, Taylor, Bumgardner, Flickinger
1836 to 1900
Morgan, Dennison, Chambers, Merrill, Laughridge, Hollic
1850 - 1950
Sunday, March 18, 2001 at 08:02:52 (CST)
I am looking for information on my Grandmother Helen Mae Williams , she is the daughter of Lehi B. Williams And Lena Wells.Both Lena and Helen were born in Linn Co. Lena was the daughter of Eugene Wells and Lydia Irish and was born in Springville on1/29/1881. I think Helen was born in 1916 in Linn Co. My father was born in Cedar Rapids 5/25/1931 to Helen Williams and Ray Long. I would appreciate any information. Thank You, Barbara
Barbara Long Foreit <>
Wells,Williams,Long, Irish
Wednesday, March 14, 2001 at 20:46:19 (CST)
Looking for information on my ancestors, Hollenbeck and Yates. Andrew Hollenbeck and Susannah Yates were married in Linn Co, IA in 1847. Looking for more info on them and their parents.
Karan Godbout <>
Hollenbeck, Yates, Burton, Murphy, Mustard, Downing
Wednesday, March 07, 2001 at 11:58:17 (CST)
I am new a the Family Tree geneology. Your site helped me find that there are more of us than I ever imagined. I have lots of new leads as to who I am related to now. THANK YOU!!!!!!!
Patricia A. McDowell <>
Thompson- Walton- Plummer-Hartman- Stoneking
1850 Census Linn and surrounding counties
Friday, February 16, 2001 at 20:58:37 (CST)
Great site. It was especially helpful to have the census indexes, and the cemetery lists. Thanks for your hard work!
Cindy <>
Tennant, Hayworth
Sunday, February 11, 2001 at 17:33:46 (CST)
I just wanted to see who Belinda Newman was!

Belinda Newman

Sunday, February 11, 2001 at 08:29:39 (CST)
I am searching my great grandparents, John Rabusch and Frances Stark. John Rahbusch came to the US in 1889 and was in Cedar Rapids, IA before going to South Dakota. Does any know how long he was in Cedar Rapids and when he left for South Dakota? John married Frances in January of 1900 in South Dakota. Frances Stark's first husband was Charles Moritz. Charles Moritz's headstone apparently says Carl Moritz; can anyone verify this for me? He is buried at the Stark Cemetary which I think it is now part of the St. Joseph Cemetary in Linn Co. Does anyone have a connection to these families? If so, please contact me. Thank you, Brenda.
Brenda Girard Dahlin <>
Rabusch, Rahbusch, Stark, Moritz
1860 - 1960
Sunday, February 04, 2001 at 10:40:38 (CST)
I am seeking information on my gr-gr-gr-Grandpa, William Cue. He was born somewhere in Ireland and came to America around 1800 or so. I'd like to find out his parents'/siblings' names and get in contact with other relatives.
Debra Cue Smith <>
1800 to 1865
Monday, January 08, 2001 at 10:31:08 (CST)
I think you have a very nice web site. Easy to get around in and very informative. I know how much work this must be to maintain. Happy hunting this is Marccella Reynolds Rose who lives in CA but who has her roots in IA.

Marcy Rose <>
Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 21:39:54 (CST)
Looking for information on my great-grandparents, Samuel Leguire and Almeda (Cook)Leguire. Listed in 1880 census, Linn Co, Bertrom twp. Also stepchildren with Campbell surname. Thanks.
Scott Prior <>
Leguire, Cook, Campbell
Friday, December 29, 2000 at 14:43:48 (CST)
I am looking for the family or information on Josephine Lucore born 3 Jan 1900. I am told she is from IA.
Brandi Geisbert <>
before 1900
Friday, December 29, 2000 at 14:25:52 (CST)
My paternal ggrandparents were in Linn County, a daughter, Lillian Elizabeth Carnicle married Samuel North in Omaha in 1896. Isaac Wesley and Angeline Adelia Dunning Carnicle are buried in Oak Hill Cemetary.
Marti Rumel Peterson <>
Rumel, Carnicle, Dunning, Freeberg, Moen, Breidinger
1896 to early 1900's.
Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at 20:04:31 (CST)
My paternal ggrandparents were in Linn County, a daughter, Lillian Elizabeth Carnicle married Samuel North in Omaha in 1896. Isaac Wesley and Angeline Adelia Dunning Carnicle are buried in Oak Hill Cemetary.
Marti Rumel Peterson <>
Rumel, Carnicle, Dunning, Freeberg, Moen, Breidinger
1896 to early 1900's.
Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at 20:04:29 (CST)
My grandfather James Masek was born in Lisbon, Iowa on June 2, 1882. His mother died when he was a year old, her name was Anna Masek and I can't find where she is buried. Sandra could you be of any help to me? Thank you in advance. Carol
Carol <>
Saturday, December 23, 2000 at 00:30:29 (CST)
My grandfather James Masek was born in Lisbon, Iowa on June 2, 1882. His mother died when he was a year old, her name was Anna Masek and I can't find where she is buried. Sandra could you be of any help to me? Thank you in advance. Carol
Carol <>
Saturday, December 23, 2000 at 00:29:44 (CST)
Dear Sandra and others that help with this site,
It has been some time since I have visited this Linn County
GenWeb site. I must say I am very impressed and delighted
at the amount of information contained in it. What a
wonderful job! You are to be commended. Your hard work
and dedication are obvious and very much appreciated!
(My genealogy page is at )

B. Horak <>
Friday, December 15, 2000 at 21:49:30 (CST)
I am searching for information on John Crow, my 3rd great grandfather. He died 3 March, 1841 in Viola, Linn County. He should be buried in one of the cemeteries in the area. His wife Docia (Hill) Crow was most likely buried in the area. Any help will be appreciated. Ray Anderson, Bethalto, IL
Ray Anderson <>
Friday, November 24, 2000 at 21:52:56 (CST)

Friday, November 24, 2000 at 20:00:01 (CST)
My Lillie ancestors came to the Marion Twp area just after the Civil War. William Leroy Lillie married Eulalia Lucore, whose family was an early settler. Have lots of Lillie data to share; would love to correspond with cousins.
edith lillie bartley <>
Lillie, Lilley, Lilly, Lucore

Friday, November 17, 2000 at 20:07:47 (CST)
A Jane (GAlen) Akers was living with a Joseph Bigger in the
1860 Linn County Census. Joseph's wife was Frances and we
assume she was the daughter of Jane since Jane was living
with them. Jane was married to a B.F. Akers but he must
have died before Jane came to Iowa. Jane and B.F. Akers had
15 children. Anyone having any info please EMail me.
Thanks. Irene

Irene Wright <>
1860 up
Wednesday, October 04, 2000 at 19:11:07 (CDT)
Please email with info regarding John Cory or Marion area, m. Maude Duncan of Paralta, 3 children; Nellie, Myrtle and Danny.

Myrtle m. Clayton Spooner of Storm Lake, IA about 1928.


Margo Spooner Rouette <>
Cory Duncan Spooner
18?? to present
Wednesday, August 30, 2000 at 09:11:28 (CDT)
Looking for any lineage of James Hecox; who was his father, who
were his children, date of birth/death. He married Hannah Chamberlain
in 1851.

Carl Hecox <>
Before 1870
Wednesday, August 16, 2000 at 08:24:58 (CDT)
Seeking marriage record Caroline Fifield, John Henry Willis
Claudia Ross <>
Willis, Fifield
Sunday, August 06, 2000 at 20:48:22 (CDT)
I am looking for a death record of a Mary Neprasch who
was an infant during the 1870 Census in Cedar Rapids Iowa.
Her father was Daniel and Mother was Ann. I am also looking
for Ann Neprasch also.

Shirley R. Brown <>
Nepras; Neprash; Neprasch; Barta
Monday, July 17, 2000 at 20:14:35 (CDT)
My GGrandfater was Horace F. Gordon interested in any information regarding Lucille Gordon inparticular. Thanks
Lucille Lang Rypinski <>
1900 to present
Thursday, July 06, 2000 at 10:35:45 (CDT)
Looking primarily for info regarding immigration, etc. of Frantisek (Frank) Dostal, b. 1843 in what is now the Czech Republic; d. 1898 in Linn Co., buried in Buffalo Cemetery In Cedar Rapids; also, his wife Josefa (Josephine) Dostal, b. 3 Jun 1841 in Czech Republic; remarried to ___ Dufek, d. 13 Jul 1934 in Linn Co.; also buried in Buffalo Cem., children: Frank, Adolph, Ludvig, Joseph.
Wallace R. Peck <>
Dostal, Metela
Wednesday, July 05, 2000 at 22:32:32 (CDT)
See my msg posted today to the Linn County mailing list about Betty Anderson Morgan, married to Frank O. Morgan.
Dave Clark <>
Anderson, Hendrickson, Morgan, Bergstrom, Clark, Wells, Watson
1700s, 1800s, 1900s
Saturday, July 01, 2000 at 12:09:52 (CDT)
Any connections please contact me.
Sandra Sanchez <>
Thursday, June 29, 2000 at 19:23:17 (CDT)

Thursday, June 29, 2000 at 18:30:40 (CDT)