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05392 Palmer, Valter



Eaton, Sathaniel
Perry, John

Bonum Sr. , Saauel
Philpott, Robert

Palmer, Joseph
Prentice, Thomas

Kenner, Richard
Rodham, Mathew



00038 Bruggemann, Johann C.
00078 Schmidt, Johann

00094 Hunt, Jonas
00190 Seaton, James III
0«380 Seaton, James II
00760 Seaton, James



03049 Rodham, Elizabeth
01347 Latham, Lydia
02693 Friend, Elizabeth

0(9337 Palmer, Phoebe
00675 Palmer, Mary
01349 Prentice, Frances
01351 Denison, Ann
02697 Stanton, Ha nnah
02701 Short, Rebecca
05393 Short, Rebecca

00341 Perry, Esther
90683 Ingoldsby, Sarah

03055 Philpott, Margaret
06111 ? . Joamia

01349 Prentice, Frances
02699 Jackson, Rebecca

03049 Rodham, Elizabeth
06«99 Hewitt, Elizabeth

00039 Schmidt, Sophia Christina
09079

00095 Seaton, Jane
00191 Clark. Mary
00381 Eenner, Elizabeth
00761 ? , Frances



Short: 02700 Palmer, Walter

Shottmiller: 00014 Heffemen, Thomas Edward

00030 Shottmiller, Frank

00060 Schottmiiller, Joseph

00120 Schottmiiller, Antoni

00240 Schottmiiller, Christian

00480 Schottmiiller Family

Sndth: 00010 Hansel, Marion Edward

00022 Smith, Vinfrey McHenry

00044 Smith, Abijah H.

Stanton: 02696 Palmer, lehemiah

05394 Stanton, Thomas

Starr: 01362 Gay, lathaniel

02726 Starr, John

05452 Starr, Dr. Comfort

10904 Starr, Thomas



02701 Short, Rebecca

00015 Shotmlller, Catherine
00031 Hannan, Catherine
00061 Kunz, Maria Anna
00121 Axtmann, Catherine
00241 Grazin, Maria Christina



00011 Smith, Carrie Abigail
00023 Wilkinson, Sarah
00045 Baldwin, Ruth X.

02697 Stanton, Hannah
05395 Lord, Anna

01363 Starr, Lydia
02727 Bunker, Martha
05453 ? , Elizabeth
10905 ? , Susan



Stevenson:



10876 Chesebrough, William



10877 Stevenson, Anna



Ancestor Connections:



p. 7



Stone:



Vagner :
Vestcott:



00042 Darrow, George V.
00086 Stone, Andrew
00172 Stone, Joslah
00344 Stone Sr. , Joslah
00688 Stone , Jonathan
01376 Stone, John
02752 Stone, Hugh

00242 Schottimiller, Christian

00688 Stone , Jonathan
01378 Vestcott, Benjamin
02756 Vestcott, Jeremiah
05512 Vestcott, Stukely



00043 Stone, Ellen Almlra
00087 Crandall, Aurelia
00173 Bennett, Lois
00345 Fisk, Lois
00689 Vestcott, Hannah
01377 Foster, Abigail
02753 Busecot, Abigail

00243 Vagner, Jlaria Barbara

00689 Vestcott, Hannah
01379 Gardiner, Bethia
02757 England, Eleanor
05513 ?llarchante, Julianne



Vilkinson: 00022 Smith, Vinfrey McHenry
00046 Vilkinson, Thomas
00092 Vilkinson, Villiam
00184 Vilkinson, John



00023 Vilkinson. Sarah
00047 Hunt, Matilde Sarah
00093
00185



Vittmeyer: 00164 Eckhart, George Adam

Vulff : 00148 Mahnke, Joachim F.
00298 Vulffen, Friederich



00165 Vittmeyer, larla

00149 Vulff, Anna Dorthea
00299



mJHBAITD'S FULL MME: Brawn, Edward Alfred



#004-A



HTRTH



DHATH :



24JU¥1892 ELA^



05AUG1914 £LA££.



24SEP1970 ELACE.



miBTAL :



ELA££.



Coffins Grove Twp. (Masonville) , Delaware County, Iowa
Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa
Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa
Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Iowa



OTHER RESIDENCES : Vadena, Oelwein, 3i Masonville, Iowa



OCCUPATIONS ; Painter/carpenter

MILITARY EECQEi:

HIS FATHER: Brown. Dei drich



#008



RELIGIQI : b. Lutheran/1925: none



MOTHER: Helm. Jane f009



yiFE'S FULL NAME : Hansel, Laurahama



#005



aiEIH: 10FEB1893 ELAC£
DEATH : 14MAY1978 PLACE

WRIAL. ELACE

OTHER RESIDENCES : Oneida, Del. Co., la.

OCCUPATIONS : Housekeeper

HER FATHER: Hansel. Marion »Q1Q



Elkport, Clayton County, Iowa
Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa
Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Iowa



RELIGION : b. Methodist /I 925: None
MOTHER: Smith. Carrie A. #011



CHILDREN/ -tSPQUSE



DATE:



PLACE:



iidUIl^



DBeam, Villiam
■2)Felderman, Clarence



BIRTH
MARSD
LIVNG
BURIAL



21APS1915 Iowa

1986 Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa



Raymond



Bigelow, Sosilyn



BIRTH

MARRD

LIV5G

.EIIELiL



02FEB1916 Iowa

1986 Lamont, Buchanan County, Iowa



Harland Petri ch #002
Gaffney.Hita B. #003



BIRTH
MARRD
LIVNG
BURIAL



09DEC1917 Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa
24SEP1947 St. Patrick's, Monti, Buchanan County, Iowa
1986 Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa



Viola



Irons, Harold



BIRTH
MASSD
LIVNG

_fiIIEIAL



02FEB1921 Iowa

1986 Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa



Maxine



Vessels, Lester (Boats)



BIRTH
MARRD
LIVNG
BURIAL



11FEB1923 Iowa

1986 Lamont, Buchanan County, Iowa



Lloyd



Blakesley, Marilyn



BIRTH
MARRD
LIVNG



25JUN1925 Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa
1986 Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa



Melvin



Adduchihio, Mary



BIRTH
MARRD
LIVNG

BURIAL



30)CT1926 Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa
1986 Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio



Duane M.



Corry, Sandra



BIRTH
MARRD
LIVNG
BURIAL



05NOV1929 Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa

1986 Pompano Beach, Broward County, Florida



Richard LaVerne



t Miller, Helen M.



BIRTH
MARRD
DEATH

BURIAL



24JUL1933 Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa
11JUL1955 Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa
16APR1985 Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa

Oakland Cemetery. Manches ter, Iowa



■0 James



t Benischek,Claudette



BIRTH
MARRD
LIVNG
MRlALl



05MAY1936 Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa
1986 Marion, Linn County, Iowa



Brown, Edward Alfred



(Continued) #004-B



. CHILDREl :

Laura #004-1-1-Robert E.
Beam 2-Harlan<Bud?) . .

3-Larry. .
Raynond #004-2- 1-Dianne. .
2-Ronald. .
3-Sliirley. .

4- Jacqueline. . ■

5-Randall.. |

6-Theodore. .
7-Bruce. .
8- Audrey. .
Harland #006-3-l-H. Andrew Brown b.9APR1948 Manchester lA Ivg Los Angeles CA. .
2-Lorna Mae b.240CT1949 Manchester lA m Michael Koenlnger. .
-l-Christopher Michael b. 26MAE1972TX Ivg Troy, Lincoln Co., Missouri
-2-Brendt Joseph b. 6CX;T1974TX Ivg Troy MO..
3-Marsha Irene b.27FEB1951 Manchester lA m Lee Peterson..
-1-Katina b.30APR1974 Ivg Roneovllle, Vill Co., Illinois..
-2-Tonya b. 12AUG1976 Ivg Roneoville. .
-3-Heather b.20SEP1977 Ivg Roneoville..
Lee's daughter by prior marriage: Christa b.9APR1969..
4-Georgia Kay b. 11APR1952 Manchester lA m Steve Dougherty (Divorced)

-1-Corlna Corina b. 30SEP1977CO Ivg Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., Co.
5-Iina Louise b.9JUL1953 Manchester lA m Eugene Hoppe. .
-1-Brian Heal b. 11AUG1975IA Ivg Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., Iowa..
-2-Colleen Lynn b. 29MAR1979IA Ivg Cedar Rapids..
-3-Travis Allen b.22DEC1981IA Ivg Cedar Rapids..
-4-Jessica Rae b. 260CT1987IA Ivg Cedar Rapids..
6-Terrance Edward b.23APR1957 Independence lA-US FAVY Port Huenueme CA
7-Brenda Jean b.450V1959 Independence I A m David A Trostel (1955- ) . .
-l-Any Lynn b.7JUH982IA Ivg Kirkwood Estates, Linn Co., Iowa..
-2-Ainber Marie b. 20JU]iri984IA Ivg Kirkwood Estates..
8-Cynthia Marie b/d 1FEB1961 buried St. Patrick's Cem. , Monti lA. .
9-Cecil Thomas b.2JUL1963 Independence lA Ivg Iowa City lA. .
Viola #004-4-l-Charles. .
Irons 2-Phyllis. .

3 -Barbara. .
4-Ricky. .
Maxine #004-5-l-Patricia. .
Vessels 2-Linda living Minnesota 1986. .
3- Jerry. .
4-Kelly. .
5-Jeffrey. .
Lloyd #004-6- l-Sandra. .
2-David. .
3-Gary. .
4-Kevin. .
Melvln #004-7-l-Michael. .
2-Pamela. .
3-Anthony. .
Richard #004-9-l-Richard Dean living Colorado Springs 1986. .

2-Carrine (Carina) m Don Gonzales..
Janes #004-10-l-Monte Lee..
2-Brad. .



Brown. Edward Alfred



(Continued)



*00i-C



. . (004) Edward was living at 501 Kane Street at the time of death. In the 1925 Census,
he indicated that he had had five years of elementary education. He also indicated that
he was paying SlO/month for rent on a house in Manchester. His neighbors in 1925 were
Herman (33) & Alice Arnold (36) as well as George Chandler (58) , Eldora Bailey (66), & John
Bartsche(84) .

In his youth, he played the violin.
. . (005) Laurahanwh indicated in the 1925 Census that she had had five years of elementary
education.

. . (008-9) Richard had been Street Superintendent for the City of Manchester, Iowa for
which he had been a 25 year employee. He had served in the Marine Corps 4 was a member of
the United Methodist Church 8t V.F.V. He died at University Hospitals after nine weeks of
treatment for lukemia.



SOURCES % MISC INFQ f (RVSO 040CT1986), Linda Vessels, lA Census's i vital fecords,






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HUSBAITO'S FULL NAKE: Gaffney, Francis (Frank)- Michael
10APR1898 ELACE



#««6-A



03IOV1927 ELA££.



BIRTH:

DEAIii: 21MAn972 ELAC£
ailEIAL: ELAC£



Adams Township (Robinson) , Delaware County, Iowa
St. Patrick's, Monti, Buchanan County, Iowa
Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa
St. Patrick's Cemetery, Monti, Iowa

QIHEE. RESIDENCES : Vinthrop, Buchanan Co. , I A

nCCgPATIOHS: Farmer RELTOTnTT : Roman Catholic

Education : Seventh Grade Graduate per 1925 Census

HIS FATHER; Gaffney. Kicbael F, #012 wdther: Cnnrj. Eiipn a.



#013



VTFE'S FULL lAME : Heffernen. Mary Genevieve



#007



aiEIE:
DEATH :



19JA]I1902 ELACE



07SEP1983 ELAC£:
BUfilAL: 10SEP1983 ELAffi

OTHER RESIDENCES : Vinthrop, Buchanan Co. ,
OCCUPATIONS : Housekeeper, Nurse's Aid



Prarie Twp. (Silver Creek), Delaware County, Iowa
Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa
St. Patrick's Cemetery, Monti, Iowa
lA

RELIGION : Roman Catholic



HER FATHER: Heffern en. Thomas



#014



MOTHER: ShnttTiii H gr. Kati e



#015



CHILDREN/ *SPQUSE



DATE:



PLACE:



1 Rita Eileen

* Brown, Harland D.





#003



#002



aiEia :

1IA£E]1 :
LITSQ :
BURIAL;



26AUG1928 Robinson (Adams Twp.), Delaware County, Iowa
24SEP1947 St. Patrick's, Monti, Buchanan County, Iowa
1986 Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa



2 Charles Francis

♦ Pierce, Janet

* b.22AUG1930

»



BIRTH :
WARRD :

LLZSG. :
BURIAL;



08SEP1929 Buchanan County, Iowa

06FEB1951 St. Mary's, Manchester, Delaware Co., Iowa
1986 Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa



3 Catherine Mary Ellen

* Ralston, Lloyd Alvin

* 1926 lA-



aiSIH. :
MARRD :

usm. ■■

.BnSlALi



16DEC1930

07XT1950

1986



Rural Masonville, Buchanan County, Iowa
(^dar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa



4 Vincent J.


BIRTH : 01SEP1932


*l)Koch,Mary Ann div.


MEE]i:l)15N0V1954


♦2)MQyle, Leila div.


MEBIi:2)04DEC1981


♦3)Caviness, Jodie


lIAEEIi:3)llMAT1985


»


inm : 1986


*


BURIAL:



Buchanan County, Iowa

St. Mary's, Lamont, Buchanan County, Iowa

Galena, Jo Davies County, Illinois

St. Patrick's, Fairfax, Linn County, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa



.. (006) Frank Gaffney's will:

'I, Frank H, Saffney, of Adaiis To»nship, Oelawre County, Io»a, Being of sound lind and leiory, take, publish and declare
this to be ly last «ill and testaaent, and I hereby revoked all forier vills lade by le.

ITEH I, I direct that all «y just debts and the expenses of ly last illness and burial be first paid froi ly estate,

ITEH II, I give, devise and bequeath all ly property and estate, real and personal, to ly »ife Hary Saffney absolutely and
unconditionally, if she survives Be, but if sy said »ife does not survive le it is ly will that this provision of »y »ill shall
lapse and be of no effect and all ly estate shall pass under the provisions of the next following Itei of this vill.

It is ay intention to leave no property to any child if ly wife Hary Saffney survives se, not because of lack of affection
for ly children but because I i»ish ly said »ife to have all ly property to sue as she lay need or desire, having confidence she
vill treat our children fairly according to her leans,

ITEH III, In the event ay *ife Hary Saffney does not survive le, then, in that event, I give, devise and bequeath all ly
property and estate, real and personal, to ay four children Rita 8ro»n, Charles Saffney, Catharine Ralston, and Vincent
Saffney, share and share alike, If I hold any notes of evidence of indebtedness of any of ty children at ly death they are to
be treated as assets of ly estate and not as gifts or advances,

ITEH IV, I noiinate and appoint ly »ife Hary executrix of ly »ill and ly estate and I direct that she be not required to give
any bond as such, I authorize said executrix to use, sell and exchange and or all of ty property, real and personal, and the
proceeds therefro», at such tines, in such Banner and for such prices as she lay wish and to take transfer and conveyance
thereof, and all without appraiseaent or authority or approval of Court, this will being her authority to so do.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunder signed this »y last will and testaient at Manchester, Iowa, this 23rd day of October,
1958,*

yitnesses; Hona flcDonald k S, yaterian Signed: 'Frani H. Saffney'



Gaf f ney, Francis Kicheal (Continued) #«06-B



■■CHILDREI QF:

Rita See #004-3

Charles #006-2- 1-Kathleen Susan b.9MAE1952IA m lJinil973IA Richard Lee Ctnirad(1950-) . .
1-Scott David b. 13FEB1977IA. . 2-Sara Lynn b. 30OCT1979IA (Marion lA) . .
2-Jaines Kichael b. 125071953 1 A ml 1977IA Jeanette McFee(1956-) (div. ) . .
1-Erin Leanne b. 13FEB1981. . 2-Megan Michelle b.2FEB1984..
ne 15AUG1986AZ Maria Guadalupe Rico Bradshaw(Lupe) Ivg Linden UJ. .
3-Mary Elizabeth b. 20APR1956IA m 2AUG1980IA m Kevin Arlo Kllroy; D.C.
1-Elizabeth Ann(Bethany) b. 10MAY1986DC. .
Kate #006-3- 1-Randall Raymond b. 045071953 lA m 160CT1976IA Julie Ann Vescott (1953-)

Ralston 1-Casey James b. 4FEB1978IA. . 2-Kevin Raymond b. 7MAY1980IA. .
7incent #006-4- 1-Thomas Patrick b. 10OCT1955IA m 29JUL1978IA Sandra Bradley (div.)..
-1-Holly Ann b. 10OCT1979IA. .
ffl2 1987 Catherine Jean Sweeney. .
{ 2-Debra Frances b. 10APR1957IA. .
All from { 3-Julie Ann b. 31JIIL1958IA m 10OCT1979IA George L. lachacek. .
first -1-Ficholas Robert b. 6ir071983IA. . 2-Kristin Marie b. 190CT1985IA. .
Marriage { 4-Michael 7incent b. 25071959IA. .
< 5-Jeffrey Jon b. 14APR1961IA. .
{ 6-Patrick Jude b. 18DEC1962IA. .

.. Estate nf FfbtiIc Gaf f npy (TTiventory filed 14DEC1972 in Delaware County, lA)
Executor: Charles Gaffney

-$14,250 note bearing 5X from 7incent & Mary Ann Gaffney

dated 29SEP1966 with unpaid balance:
-Certificates of Deposit (Peoples State Bank, Vinthrop, lA)
-Checking account
-Series H, U.S. Goveminent Bonds
Total Estimated Gross 7alue:

Less: Mary Gaffney' s separate inheritance

Funeral Expenses & Debts of Frank Gaffney
let Taxable Estate $

..220CT1973, Mary Gaffney, as sole heir, acknowledged receipt of cash 4 property from the

estate, 4 that same month, the court ordered the estate closed & Charles Gaffney

discharged.

..Mary Heffemen Gaffney had inherited $1,000 from her father & $120 from cousin. Kit

Hannan.

. . (TO?) lary Gaffney was known as a hard worker 4 excellent cook. While farming in the

1960's, she 4 husband, Frank, wintered in Mesa, Arizona.

. . {•«6-2) Charles is the Store Manager for Farm Fleet Stores in Manchester, Iowa. Wife,

Janet, is a retired secretary.

. . (e»6-3) Catherine is a super market checker & housewife. Her birth certificate reads:

'Kathryn Ellen Mary Gaffney'. Husband, Lloyd, is a former millrite now retired from

Quaker Oats. He was born in Center Point, Iowa. Daughter-in-law, Jullie, is the

daughter of Donald Wescott 4 Cuela Henry.

.. (ee6-4) Vincent is a Real Estate Salesman. First wife, Mary(d/o Louis Bernard

KochC 1908-1971] 4 Bernadette Marie MagsamenC 1909-1982] ) , was born at Petersburg, Nebraska

4 in 1986 was an office worker at the Extension Office. Second wife, Leila (d/o Leslie

Moyle 4 Marie Smith) was married previously to ? Curran. Third wife, Peggy

Joanne's (Jodie), is the daughter of Forest Wilson Caviness 4 Florence Elizabeth Briggs.

Jodie was married previ ously tn Ray Waychoff.



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SDURCgS i msc mn- (RVSD )4fllJ61987), RiU Brotrn, Kate Ralston, Io»a Probate Records



HUf^BATO'S FULL ^AME: Brnwn (nranns/Rr?.Mn-) , Deidrlch (Dietrick)



BIRTH



MSBH
DEAIE



28MAR1852 PLACE



#««8-A



FEB1875?ELA££



19JAI1930 ELA££



QIiiE£ RESTDEgCHS : Illinois, Volga Twp
OCCUPATTn-ffS: Farmer

HILITARY BE£Qm:

OTHER SPOUSES:

HIS FATHER: Unknown



Hannover?, Prussia
Littleport, Clayton County, Iowa
Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa
Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Iowa

Clayton Co. lA, Masonville, Delaware Co. lA
RELTCTnTT: Lutheran



MOTHER:



VTFE'S Fin.L TTA?(fE: Helm, Jane (Jennie/ Johanna) Alice



#009



BAPTZ



22AUG1851 ELACE



31AUG1851 ELACE



DEATH ,
EIIRIAL:



21JA1I1925 ELACE



ELACE



Siilten, Mecklenburg, Germany

Siilten; as Christiane Johanne(Jane) Darothee Caroline

Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa

Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Iowa
OTHER RESIDENCES: Volga Twp. in Clayton Co., Masonville & Bailey's Ford in Delaware Co.
OCCUEATIQIfS: Housekeeper RELIGTOIT : Lutheran

OTHER SPOUSES: 2) Behncke, August (see group sheet #009)
HER FATHER; Hs la . JahaTin #018 mother: BHiggPra ann.Carnl InP



CHILDREN/ ESPOUSE



jfai2_



DATE;



PLACE;



1 Fred (Fritz)

* Leonhart, Agnes

» 1878IA-1965KS



aiEia

MARRD

DEAia

_aiI£IAL



2 George A.
» Williams?,
»

»



BIRTH
HAEBU
DEAIIi
BURIAL



07AUG1876 Clayton County, Iowa
085071899 Arlington, Fayette County, Iowa
08FEB1949 Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas
ElmwQod Cemetery. Belolt. Kansas



03OCT1878 Volga Twp. , Clayton County, Iowa

1903?Mantana
31DEC1908 Seattle, King County, Washington
Hoquiz. Washington



3 Caroline
*

*



aiEiE

DEATH.
BURIAL



29APR1881 Cox Creek Twp. , Clayton County, Iowa

Jane's 6th child on birth record-
go further record-died young?



4 Louise AdPlinP BIRTH

♦ Graham, John Wilbur MARRD

♦ 1876IA-1960IA DEATH.
* EHEIAL



11JIJL1882 Cox Creek Twp., Clayton County, Iowa

28OCT1903 Thorpe?, Iowa

12JUL1977 Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa



5 Lewis A.
* Unknown



aiEiH.

HAEED.
DEAia
BVRIAL



08AUG1885 Clayton County, Iowa

Widower on d/certif icate
30AUG1977 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
095071977 InglewQod Park Cemetery. Inglewnnd. CaUfnrnia



6 Mathlld;=» Aline SIEIH.

* Moshier, Charles MAEED.

* Francis DEATH

* 1883KS-19^9WTT EIIEIAL



21AUG1387?Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa
18OCT1909 Masonville, Delaware County, Iowa
04SEP1975 Monticello, Wright County, Minnesota

06SEP1975 Riverside Ceroetery. Montieello. Wlnnefinta



7 Albert James
* Moran, Anna
» 1889WI-1975IA





BIRTH

MEEa
DEATH

.^HEIAL



08JA51890 Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa

20JU51910 Masonville, Delaware County, Iowa

07MAY1972 Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa

10MAY1972 St. Mary's CemPtery. Manche ster. Iowa



8 Edward A lfred #<»(»4 BIRTH

* Hansel, Larahamah #«05 MARRD

* DEATH
♦- EIIEIAL



24JUU1893 Masonville, Delaware County, Iowa

05AUG1914 Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa

24SEP1970 Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa

Oakland Cemetery. Manches ter. Iowa



.. (008) Deidrich worked in Illinois brief
..Brown is spelled ' Branns' in 1880 Census
lists parents as Deidrich & Jane 'Branns'.
1880 Census may have been related. He also



time before removing to Iowa around 1875.
Caroline's APR1881 Clayton Co. birth record
A William Branns was living nearby Deidrich in
used 'Brown' later.



. Brnvm. D pidrlch. . ■



cr.nTit.inuer l) #0(98-6



. . r.HTT.DBKg OF:

Fred #008-1- (Evidently adopted James A. Ward nephew of Agnes )..
George #008-2-l-Mildred? b. cl904MT. .
Louise #008-4-l-Roy Caswell b.4FEB1905 d. 2JUN1986IA. .
Graham #008-4-2-«atilda Mae b.21JAIfl908 m Avery Martin Prather. . .
-1-Harold Martin Prather of Washington State. .
3-Wayne Edwin b.5Jinil912 d. 19MAR1961 m Betty Falk. .

-l-Janes Howard. .
4-Howard Dale b.21AUG1914 d. 5JUiri934. .
5-Fern Irene b. 12JAiri920 m Lee Gilbert & Ernest Craig. .
-1-Ronald E. Gilbert. . -2-Phyl lis Marie m E. Gordon & R. Olszewki. .
-3-Harry Wm. Gilbert. . -4-Sharon Kay Gilbert m Paul Uhall. .
-5-Roger L. Gilbert. . -6-Painela J. Craig m Ronald Stehler. .
6-Marian Louise b.30JUTJ1924 m Elmer R. Kikkelson: Rockford IL

Math! lda#008-6-l-Al ice L. b. 20OCT1910SD m Bednars. .

Xosher 2-Harry C. b. 1450719 USD d. 198?MIf m Elda (6 kids)..

3-Hazel Mae b. 30APR1913SD m Harold E. Viaperis. .
4-Glen b. 19?? d. 10MAR1983Mir (10 kids)..
5-Kenneth J. b. 19KAR1921M]ir. .
•6-Floyd b. llJimi923M]!f. .

7-Irene J. b.5JU]iri926M]I m Meredith Olson; Big Lake MIT. .
Albert #«08-7-l-Francls b.25JAI1911 d.5JUL1970..

;!-GpnevlevP b.6TO71914 m Law rence Lally of Dvsart. lA. ■

. .23AUG1890, Deidrich renounced loyalty to Emperor of Germany in District Court,
Manchester, Iowa. Deidrich took oath of allegiance to United States and became a
naturalized citizen, 17(XT1892 (required for land purchase).

..He gave 1872 as date of arrival In USA In 1900 Census, but gave AUG1874 in 1890
citizenship papers which is probably more accurate because of the legal nature of the
papers. Laura Feldernan (008-8-1) remembers that he may have gone to England before
working his way to America. She remembers that he was opposed to German/ Prussian
militarism. Genevieve Lally (008-7-2) remembers that he talked of Holland very much
indicating that he may have stayed there for a awhile or at least passed thru on his way
to England & America with a friend. She also remembers that he had arguments with
(jenan/ American neighbors on (jerman militarism. His opposition to German/Prussian
militarism may have coincided with the Prussian conquest of Hannover in 1866/67 & the
Franco-Prussian War of 1871. Of prime military age for the latter, one wonders if he saw
service or fled to Holland & England.

..Laura remembers that in the 1920s , Deidrich had been Injured when hit by a mail wagon
stepping off a curb in Manchester. Genevieve remembers that after the death of wife,
Jane, Deidrich often visited son, Albert, to play cards. She also remembers him as a
very neat man both in person & possessions. Census records indicate that he had a six
grade education in Germany. He died of appolexy (paralysis) & his body was found on the
floor of his house.

..8II0V1928, Deidrich' s will favored Mary Webster (step-daughter) & Mathilda Mosher with a
bequest of $250 each to have priority over other children. In addition, Mathilda & Mary
were to share in the equal division of the rest of estate wilth other children: Albert,
Ed, Fred, Louise, & Minnie.

Lewis 4 George were not mentioned. The estate was valued at $4,700 with $2,787.02 in
cash and the remainder real estate and personal possessions.



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..Delaware Co. State Bank was appointed administrator of estate 4 gave a $50.00 minimim
value to Deidrich' s personal possesssions:



1 Vatch

1 Center Table

1 Sewing table

1 Rug 13'xl3'

1 Mantle Clock

1 Cook stove

1 Oil stove

1 Chlothes rack
Misc. dishes



1 Organ 4 stool

4 Rocking chairs

1 Commode

1 Dining room table

1 Kitchen cabinet

1 Iron Bedstead, s & m

1 Ironing board

1 Ton coal

Misc. kitchen utensils



1 Heating stove

1 Wood Bedstead, spring St mattress

1 Couch

1 Wooden Cupboard

1 Library table

1 Chiffonier

1 Lawn mower

1 1920 Ford Touring Car
Misc. tools. .



Deidrich was Involved in many Delaware County land transactions including:

1893, Sept. 5, Deidrich Brown purchased 160te acres of land in NE corner of Sec. 5 of
Coffin's Grove Twp. Uorth of Masonville from Mary Folry(?) & heirs for $5,000.

1898, Mar. 1, Deidrich Brown sold the above to Gilbert Mosher for $5,617.50 with
Deidrich Brown signing & Jane her "X".

1898, Mar. 1, Gilbert & wlfe(Elsie J. )sold 80 acres of land in the lower SW corner of
Sec. 5 of Coffins' s Grove to Deidrich Brown for $2,500.

1910, Feb. 19, Deidrich & Jane sold the above 80 acres to Wm. Seward for $5,200.

1910, Feb. 25, Deidrich bought land near Bailey's Ford, South of Manchester, in several
adjoining sections for #11,250 from Fred Heinkel & Amelia Heinkel of Alamakee Co., Iowa.

1910, Uov. 25, Deidrich bought Lot 12 in Block 6 of Shelden 4 Harris addition of
Manchester, la. for $125 from 5. H. Hyde i wife Mary.

1911, Feb. 24, Deidrich bought Lots #1,2, & 3 in Block 2, Lots #11 & 12 in Block 4,
Lots #1, 2, S 11 in Block 6; all in the Sheldon 4 Harris addition of Manchester for
$2,000.

1913, Mar. 10, Deidrich & Jane sold 150 acres of the land near Bailey's Ford for $1.00
a other valuable consideration including a $3,000 first mortgage due March 1, 1915 ®5% &
a second mortgage for $1,200 due March 1, 1915 ®6% to George H. Wild.



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