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Gideon Bear
and Mary Gwin



Photo courtesy Hal and Pat Critz

(she's the first child of Richard Walton Gwin and Nancy Elizabeth Watkins)

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Page Updated 6 Feb 2014
with more census, Findagrave, and Facebook data on Samuel H. Bear's descendants

Page Updated Aug 2013
with more census and Findagrave.com data on the Haag families

Page Updated Feb 2013
with census and Findagrave.com data on the Haag and Turnipseed families

Page Updated May 2012
with photos and other data from Pat Critz and the Gideon Bear family Bible

Page Updated July 2011
with census data for several cousins

Page Updated Feb 2009

with additions to the families of 25.12/26.01--Everett G. Thomas and his sister, 26.04--
Nelle Thomas

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The updating of the numbering system used on this page has been completed. Generation 28 is my own;
27 is that of my parents; 29 is that of my children, etc.  --   John M. Gwin, Mar 2009


The reformatting of the name font and census data for this page has been completed. --John M. Gwin, Aug 2011


Sources:

Cousin
Beth Ann Carlson Geltz
(BACG) is the source of all the following data in this color blue
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Cousin Veda Ballard emailed us with more information, all of which appears below in this green.

Cousin Tammy Cameron sent updates on her line which appear in this purple.

In May 2012, Pat Critz contacted us with information from the Gideon Bear family Bible which her husband inherited from his grandmother, Winnie Bear Critz.  An 1859 Plat Map was included.

Other data has been gleaned from various census and other documents.


An Overview of the Known Family


21.0--Richard Gwin m. Sarah Chesley
22.0--Isham Gwin, b. ca. 1764; d. ca. Dec 1830 ca. age 66; m. Mary Canterbury (b. ca. 1770; d. aft. 1850; d/o Samuel Canterbury {s/o John Canterbury and Elizabeth Harper} and Elizabeth [nee unk])
23.01--Polly Gwin, m. Thomas Walker, Jr.
23.02--Elizabeth Gwin, m. David Denton
23.03--William Gwin, m. Susanah Beard
23.04--John Gwin, m. Jane Walker
23.05--Virginia Jane Gwin m1. Mr. Tipton; m2. Benjamin Weathers
23.06--Isham Gwin II
23.07--unk. (dau.?) Gwin (son Chesley Gwin?)
23.08--Richard Walton Gwin m. Nancy Elizabeth Watkins

24.01--Mary Gwin, m. Gideon Bear
25.01--Charles E. Bear m. unk.
25.02--
William Bear m. unk.
25.03--
Elizabeth Bear m. unk.
25.04--
Jane Bear m. unk.
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Samuel H. Bear m. Sarah Bowersox
25.06--
Margaret A. Bear m. James W. Coffman
25.07--
Richard W. G. Bear m. Eliza J. Turnipseed
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25.09--Nancy Ellen Bear m. Pressley Figgins
25.10--
Wilbur Bear m. Belle Powars
25.11--
Clara Sideen Bear m. Rayburn Paul Turnipseed
25.12--
Mary Alice Bear m. Frank Haag
25.13--Martha Jane Bear m. Henry Thomas
25.14--
Winora Mary Bear m. Charles Henry Critz

24.02--William Watkins Gwin, m. Catherine Bush {PHOTOS}
24.03--Jane Gwin, m. Jehu William Haigler
24.04--Sarah Gwin, m. Enoch Haigler
24.05--Martha Gwin, m. William W. Snyder
24.06--John Gwin, m. Mary J. (nee unk.)
24.07--Eliza Louisa Gwin, m. Ezra T. Wells
24.08--Nancy Gwin, d. 1843; m. never
24.09--Elizabeth Gwin, m. Moses Adams
24.10--Marguerette Gwin, m.  unk.
24.11--Caroline C. Gwin, m. John H. Dunn
24.12--Anna Bear Gwin, m. William Beck Freeman {PHOTOS}
24.13--Richard W. Gwin, (Jr.), m. Mary E. (nee unk.) {PHOTOS}
24.14--Martin V. Gwin, m1. Mary C. Butcher; m2. Isabella (nee unk.)
24.15--Silas Walton Gwin, m. Cora A. (nee unk.) {PHOTOS}
23.09--Nancy Gwin m. Squire Houston
23.10--Sarah Gwin m. Mr. Houston
23.11--Manerva Gwin m. Elijah Wright


The Bears' known descendants in greater detail:

24.01--Mary Gwin, b. 13/15 Feb 1825 in Harrison Co., IN; d. 28 Nov 1893 in Richmond, Washington Co., IA [aged 68 y, 9 m, 13 d, from gravestone]; bd. Richmond Protestant Cem.--Find A Grave Memorial# 19698170; m. (BACG: 12 Sep 1841) to Gideon Bear (b. 7 Aug 1810 (BACG: 8 Aug 1810) in Lehigh Co., PA; d. 1 Dec 1884 in Richmond, Washington Co., IA [aged 74 y, 3 m, 24 d, from gravestone]; bd. Richmond Protestant Cem.--Find A Grave Memorial# 19698170); 14 ch.
[listed as Mary Bear, age 31, in 1856 Iowa state census of  Washington Co.]
[listed as  Mary Bear, age 34, b. in IN, in the 14 Jul 1860 census of Richmond P. O., English River Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as  Mary Bear, age 55, b. in IN/TN/KY, in the 21 Jun 1880 census of English River Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Mary Bear, age 59, in the 1885 Iowa State Census of T77 R8 S36 SE SE, Washington Co., IA]

[listed as Gideon Bear, age 45, in 1856 Iowa state census of  Washington Co.]
[listed as Gideon Bear, age 48, farmer, b. in PA, in the 14 Jul 1860 census of Richmond P. O., English River Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as  Gideon Bear, age 69, b. in PA/PA/PA, in the 21 Jun 1880 census of English River Twp., Washington Co., IA]

[John M. Gwin Note: My fifth cousin once removed Beth Ann Carlson Geltz (BACG) is the source of all the following data in this color blue. As you can see in this paragraph, she has Gideon's d.o.b. as 8 Aug 1810 and their marriage date as 12 Sep 1841. I gleaned all this blue data from her great page at http://koalitygenealogy.tripod.com/id23.html. Thanks for posting this, Cousin Beth!];

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John M. Gwin Note: Now we've found the page at http://files.usgwarchives.net/ia/washington/cemeteries/wascemric.txt which has a few different pieces of data: 
Bear Gideon (17 Aug 1810--01 Dec 1884) Husband of Mary Bear; Aged 74 yrs, 3 mos, 24 dys   
Bear Mary (15 Feb 1825--28 Nov 1893) Wife of Gideon Bear; Aged 68yrs, 9mos, 13dys
Bear Lydia E. (11 May 1860--23 Nov 1861) Aged 1yr 6 mo 12 days; Daughter of Jo H.& S.J. Bear
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From A History of Washington County, Iowa, from the first white settlements to 1908, Vol. 1, "English River", pp. 150-51 (transcribed from the Googlebooks PDF by John M. Gwin):
ENGLISH RIVER

It was settled early, there was plenty of brush and water, and folk eagerly sought the region and settled before the land was surveyed, and there was a great deal of violence resulting from jumping claims.  Cyrus Cox and Stephen and Jonathan Bunker came in '39, and by 1840 George O'Loughlin, Addison Williams, David Bunker, S. B. Cooper, B. Creswell, Paddy Connolly, Gideon Bear, Wm. Shaw, Daniel Bunker, John and Joel Tyler and Joshua Williams, Eli H. Adams, Pressley Figgens.  Between 1840 and '46 there was a heavy consignment of settlers--Wm. Gwinn and his sisters, Mesdames Mary Bear, Martha Snyder, and Elizabeth Adams; Absalom Bush, J. F. Hamilton, Ephraim Adams, John S. Mapel, Peter Sharp, the Bailey family, Wm Britton, Michael Wee, John Schillig of Alsace, Brantly Bray and Austin, Madison Lauder, and W. B. Kerr, J.P., one of the the shrewdest men in the county history, a modest, quiet man with a keen sense of humor, full of dry fun and possessed of the liveliest appreciation of the odd people around.  It may be truly said that in that first decade every body had a distinct flavor of inidviduality; no two persons suggested each other; each was distinct, going it on his own judgment, not leaning on any one or imitating any body.  Good specimens of what I mean were Gideon Bear, Peter Sharp, and especially C. C. Hasty.  He came when he was nineteen years young, one of ten children, breezy, vivacious, humorous, original.  By the bye, his claim is still in the family, the only one in English River township of which that may be said."

The civil township is larger than the congressional.  There were territorial local officers before the civil ones had been elected in April 1840.  So many came and came so fast, organization was a necessity.  In 1853 there were cast one hundred and forty-three votes, and in 1875 the population was one thousand four hundred and thirty-one.  The township had outstripped Crawford and Brighton and stood second to Washington.

Jonathan Bunker and Mary Randall were the first wedded pair, 'Squire Gillam tying the knot in '42, and the next candidates for bliss were Mr. Gilcrist and Cynthia Tyler.  Rebecca Cox was born in '40 and Abe Bunker in '41.





Directly below is a copy of an
1859 Plat Map of English River Township,
Washington Co., IA, sent in by my cousin, Pat Critz, in May 2012.

INTRODUCTION

For the benefit of readers who may not know, a township is a six-mile square of land containing 36 square miles.  Each of these square miles is called a "section".  The 36 sections are always numbered starting in the northeast corner of the township with Section 1.  Section 2 is immediately to the west, continuing west through sections 3, 4, 5, and 6.  Section 7 is immediately south of section 6, then the sections are numbered to the east with 8 through 12.  This back-and-forth pattern continues until section 36 is reached in the southeast corner of the township.   In the map below, I used red ink to highlight the borders of each section and to circle each of the 36 section numbers.

Each section contains 640 acres.  Half a section, then, is 320 acres, and a quarter section is 160 acres.  A quarter of a quarter section is 40 acres.  Find section 1 in the map below.  Can you see that the northeast quarter section (160 acres) belonged to someone whose name appears to be John Wembarker (if i'm reading it correctly)?  The southeast quarter section belonged to a John Jegge.  In the northwest quarter section, S. Deitz owned the top 80 acres, and two people with the initials T. F. and J. M. owned the bottom two 40-acre plots.  The southwest quarter section was subdivided into four forty-acre plots, one of which was owned by the same T. F., two of which were owned by a J. S., and one of which was evidently unowned.


SOME POINTS OF INTEREST

With that introduction, several landmarks can be readily seen: 
  • First, find the English River meandering from west to east across the middle of the township through sections 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, and 13.
  • Next, see Absalom Bush's 80-acre farm in section 19.  (His daughter Catherine married Richard W. Gwin's son, William W. Gwin (click any link to go to the page for that individual).
  • Moving east to sections 23 and 26, one will notice the 240 acres of the J. Critz family.  Gideon and Mary Gwin Bear's youngest child, Winnie Bear, made the connection to this family when she married Charles Henry Critz in 1886, and they became ancestors-to be of Hal and Pat Critz (who sent us this plat map and Bible pages).
  • The town of Richmond lay on 80 acres in section 30, and the 200 acres of Richard W. Gwin and Sarah Watkins Gwin appear a half mile to the west in sections 30 and 31.
  • Four 40-acre plots appear in sections 31 and 33, each labeled "G. B." and outlined in pink.  I cannot prove this, but I believe them to have been those of Gideon Bear and Mary Gwin Bear.
  • And finally, sections 34 and 35 contained the 160 acres (and one more 40-acre plot marked P. F. east of and adjacent to those 160) of Pressley Figgins who married Nancy E. Bear.






BEAR, GIDEON, farmer; Sec. 31; P. O. Richmond; was born in Lehigh county, Pennsylvania, August 7, 1810, where he was raised a farmer, which occupation he bas followed all his life; at the age of twenty-eight he became convinced that the west offered better opportunities to a poor man, and with $20, all the money he had accumulated since becoming of age, turned his face westward; coming to Indiana he got out of funds, where he remained nearly two years, when he came to this county, and located where he now resides; his life has been a quiet, persevering, effort to build for himself and family a comfortable home; his farm consists of 530 acres under fine improvements; his success is attributable in a great measure to his excellent wife, who has ever been a constant helpmate; September 12, 1841, Miss Mary Gwin, a native of Harrison county, Indiana, became his wife; they have ten children living: Elizabeth (wife of J. W. Sterling), Samuel R., Margaret A, (wife of J. W. Coffman), Richard, Nancy (wife of P. Figgins), Wilbur, Clara (wife of R. Turnipseed), Alice (wife of F. Hoag), Martha J., the oldest daughter at home, is a young lady of rare attraction, dutiful to her parents, a jewel fit to adorn any household, and Minora; they have lost four children: William, died in the army in 1862; Jane, Charles E. and an infant.



[John M. Gwin Note: In the following section, all data added from Pat Critz's Gideon Bear Family Bible is listed in this dark orange color.]




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25.01--Charles E. Bear, b. unk., but if he is the firstborn, b. bef. 1842; d. unk. bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
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25.02--William Bear, b. 6 Oct 1842 in Washington Co., IA; d. 1864 (Pat Critz's G. B. Fam. Bible has 1 Jul 1863) of chest wounds in Civil War on Champion's Hill; bd. Memphis National Cem. (formerly Mississippi River Cem.) , Memphis, TN; enlisted 28 Sep 1861 in Richmond, IA, Co. K Inf. Regt.

[listed as William Bear, age 13, in 1856 Iowa state census of  Washington Co., IA]
[listed as William Bear, age 17, b. in IA, in the 14 Jul 1860 census of Richmond P. O., English River Twp., Washington Co., IA]

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25.03--Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bear, b. 6 Jun 1844 in Washington Co., IA/PA/IN; d. 30 Aug 1895; bd. unk.; m. John W. Sterling (b. ca. 1836 in MD/MD/MD; d. 16 Feb 1901; bd. unk.); at least four ch.

[listed as Elizabeth, age 16, in 1856 Iowa state census of  Washington Co.]
[listed as Elizabeth Bear, age 16, b. in IA, in the 14 Jul 1860 census of Richmond P. O., English River Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Elizabeth Sterling, age 26, b. in IA, in the 14 Jun 1870 census of Lexington P. O., Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Lizzie E. Sterling, age 36, b. in MD/PA/IN, in the 16 Jun 1880 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Elizabeth Sterling, age 40, in the 1885 Iowa State census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]

[listed as John Sterling, age 34, b. in MD, in the 14 Jun 1870 census of Lexington P. O., Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as J. W. Sterling, age 43, b. in MD/MD/MD, in the 16 Jun 1880 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as John Sterling, age 47, in the 1885 Iowa State census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as John Sterling, age 63 and widowed, b. in MD/MD/MD, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA, and lvg. w/his dau. Nellie's fam.]

26.01--William G. Sterling, b. ca. 1862; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Wm. Sterling, age 8, b. in IA, in the 14 Jun 1870 census of Lexington P. O., Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as William Sterling, age 18, b. in IA/MD/IA, in the 16 Jun 1880 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as William G. Sterling, mechanic, age 22, in the 1885 Iowa State census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
Name: Our William Sterling???
Age: 37
Birth Date: Jun 1862
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1900: Center, Wapello, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital status: Married
Spouse's Name: Lou A Sterling
Marriage Year: 1884
Years Married: 16
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
William Sterling 37
Lou A Sterling 41
George A Sterling 15
Harry B Sterling 9

26.02--Rhea E. Sterling, b. ca. 1864; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Rhea Sterling, age 6, b. in IA, in the 14 Jun 1870 census of Lexington P. O., Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as [illegible] Sterling, age 16, b. in IA/MD/IA, in the 16 Jun 1880 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Ruey Sterling, teacher, age 20, in the 1885 Iowa State census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]

26.03--Gideon Sterling, b. ca. 1866; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Gideon Sterling, age 4, b. in IA, in the 14 Jun 1870 census of Lexington P. O., Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Gideon Sterling, age 13, b. in IA/MD/IA, in the 16 Jun 1880 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Gideon G. Sterling, farmer, age 17, in the 1885 Iowa State census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]

26.04--Mary Nella "Nellie" Sterling, b. 27 Mar 1869 in IA/MD/IA; d. 6 Sep 1936 in Washington Co., IA; bd. Elm Grove Cem., Washington, Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 79385428; m. Alvin Ellis Reeves (b. 5 Aug 1863 in IA/IN/IA; d. 10 Sep 1945 in Washington Co., IA; bd. Elm Grove Cem., Washington, Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 79385269); lists 2 of 2 ch. lvg. in 1900--at least 3 ch.
[listed as Mary Sterling, age 1, b. in IA, in the 14 Jun 1870 census of Lexington P. O., Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Nella Sterling, age 11, b. in IA/MD/IA, in the 16 Jun 1880 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Nellie M. Sterling, age 15, in the 1885 Iowa State census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Nellie Reeves, age 31, b. in IA/MD/IA, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Nellie S. Reeves, age 41, m. 22 y. and b. in IA/MD/IA, in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Nellie M. Reeves, age 50, b. in IA/MD/IA, in the 26 Feb 1920 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Nellie M. Reeves, age 61, b. in IA/MD/IA, in the 12 Apr 1930 census of Washington, Washinton Twp., Washington Co., IA]

[listed as Alvin E. Reeves, age 36, b. Aug 1873 in IA/IN/IA, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Alvin E. Reeves, age 46, m. 22 y. and b. in IA/IN/IA, in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Alvin E. Reeves, age 56, b. in IA/IA (sic)/IA, in the 26 Feb 1920 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Alvin E. Reeves, age 66, b. in IA/IN/IN (sic), in the 12 Apr 1930 census of Washington, Washinton Twp., Washington Co., IA]

27.01--Ferne Reeves, b. May 1890 in IA/IA/IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Ferne Reeves, age 10, b. May 1890 in IA/IA/IA, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Ferne C. Reeves, age 19, b. in IA/IA/IA, in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]

27.02--Dayle Sterling Reeves, b. 6 Jan 1896 in IA/IA/IA; d. 1918 in France--KIA WW1; bd. Elm Grove Cem., Washington, Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 79415055; unk. ch.
[listed as Dale Reeves, age 4, b. Jan 1896 in IA/IA/IA, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Dayle S. Reeves, age 14, b. in IA/IA/IA, in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]

27.03--Fayette E. "Faye" Reeves, b. 22 Nov 1903 in IA/IA/IA; d. 7 Aug 1979 in Wellman, Washington Co., IA; bd. Elm Grove Cem., Washington, Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 79415291; m. unk.; div.; unk. ch.
[listed as Myrtle E. Reeves, age 6, b. in IA/IA/IA, in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Fay E. Reeves, age 16, b. in IA/IA/IA, in the 26 Feb 1920 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Fay E. Reeves, printer in a calendar factory, age 26, b. in IA/IA/IA, in the 12 Apr 1930 census of Washington, Washington Twp., Washington Co., IA]

26.05--Willhelma Sterling, b. ca. 1871; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Willhelma Sterling, age 9, b. in IA/MD/IA, in the 16 Jun 1880 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Mena Sterling, age 14, in the 1885 Iowa State census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]

26.06--Joseph Sterling, b. ca. 1873; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Joseph Sterling, age 7, b. in IA/MD/IA, in the 16 Jun 1880 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Joseph Sterling, age 12, in the 1885 Iowa State census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
Name: Our Joseph Sterling???
Age: 27
Birth Date: Dec 1872
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1900: Lincoln, Dallas, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital status: Married
Spouse's Name: Effa B Sterling
Marriage Year: 1895
Years Married: 5
Father's Birthplace: Iowa
Mother's Birthplace: Iowa
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Joseph Sterling 27
Effa B Sterling 26
Lulu F Sterling 2
Allie M Sterling 2/12

26.07--Newell Blaine Sterling, b. Jan 1883; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Newell Blaine Sterling, age 1, in the 1885 Iowa State census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Newell B. Sterling, inmate, age 17, b. Jan 1883, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of the Iowa Institution for Feeble Minded Children, Glenwood, Glenwood Twp., Mills Co., IA]


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25.05--Samuel H. Bear, b. 10 Aug 1847 in Washington Co., IA; d. 19 Jan 1911 in Cedar Twp.; bd. Elm Grove Cem., Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 63240844; BACG: m. Dec 1868 to Sarah Bowersox/Bowersock (b. 18 Oct 1849 in Union Co., PA; d. 16 Jul 1914; bd. Elm Grove Cem., Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 63431372); at least 9 ch.

[listed as Samuel, age 8, in 1856 Iowa state census of  Washington Co.];
[listed as Samuel Bear, age 12, b. in IA, in the 14 Jul 1860 census of Richmond P. O., English River Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Samuel H. Bear, farmer, age 37, b. Washington Co., IA, in the 1 Jan 1885 Iowa State Census of English River, Washington Co., IA]
[age 51 in the 1 Jun 1900 census of the Iowa Hospital for the Insane, Mt. Pleasant, Henry Co., IA]
[listed as Samuel H. Bear, age 62, m1. for 41 yrs., b. IA/PA/PA, in the 23 Apr 1910 census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]

[listed as Sarah Bear, 35, b. PA, in the 1 Jan 1885 Iowa State Census of English River, Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Mrs. S. Bear, 50; b. Oct 1850 in PA/PA/PA, married w/4 of 8 ch. lvg., in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Sarah Bear, age 60, m1. for 41 yrs. w/4 of 8 ch. lvg., b. IA/PA/PA, in the 23 Apr 1910 census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]


Samuel H. Bear
Samuel H. Bear, who carries on farming and stock-raising on his place of one hundred and sixty-six acres on section 11, Cedar Township, was born in Washington County, Iowa, on the 10th of August, 1848, his parents being Gideon and Mary (Guinn) Bear.  The father, who was a native of Pennsylvania, came to Iowa in 1837, being the third white man in Washington County.  He entered the farm on which his son, Samuel H., now resides and remained one of the substantial and respected citizens of this county until called to his final rest in 1884.  The demise of his wife occurred in 1893.  Unto this worthy couple were born thirteen children, eight of whom still survive.

Samuel H. Bear remained under the parental roof until he had attained the age of twenty-one years, when he started out in life on his own account as an agriculturist, which line of activity has since claimed his time and energies.  For the past twenty-four years he has owned his present farm of
one hundred and sixty-six acres on section 11, Cedar Township, and in addition to tilling the soil, he has made a specialty of raising and feeding stock to some extent.  In all of his undertakings he displays good management and practical methods and has long been numbered among the prosperous, progressive, and representative agriculturists of his native county.

In December 1868 Mr. Bear was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Bowersox, who was born in Union County, Pennsylvania, and accompanied her parents on their removal to Stephenson County, Illinois, where the family remained for ten years.  In 1865 they went to Keokuk County, Iowa, where Mr. and Mrs. Bowersox continued to reside until called to their final rest, the former passing away May 18, 1896, while the latter died March 14, 1899.  Their family numbered twelve children, six sons and six daughters, seven of whom are yet living.  Unto Mr. and Mrs. Bear have been born eight children, namely:  Bertha D., whose birth occurred December 12, 1869, and who passed away May 3, 1881; Charles. H., born December 10, 1871, who follows farming in Cedar Township; Mary P., who was born April 9, 1874, and died March 1, 1889; Clara A., born March 17, 1876, who passed away October 3, 1878; Anna E., who was born June 8, 1878, and is now the wife of R. C. Reeves of Cedar Township; Myrtle E., whose birth occurred April 4, 1880, and who is now the wife of M. E. Booth of Washington County; one who died in infancy; and Tessie L., born January 31, 1891, who is at home.

In his political views Mr. Bear is a republican, while his religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Baptist church, to which the different members of his family also belong.  A resident of the county throughout his entire life, he has seen the raw prairie converted into rich farms, in the midst of which towns and cities have sprung up, bringing industrial and commercial development.  All through the years, he has been an exemplary citizen, and wherever known he is honored and esteemed.


From A History of Washington County, Iowa, from the first white..., Volume 2



26.01--Bertha D. Bear, b. 12 Dec 1869; d. 3 May 1881, age 11; bd. unk.; m. never; no ch.
[age 10 in 1880 census of English River, Keokuk, IA]
[listed as Bertha D. Bear, b. 12 Dec 1869, d. 3 May 1881, in H. A. Burrell's A Hist. of Wash. Co., IA..., Vol. 2]

26.02--Charles H. Bear, b. 10 Dec 1871/1872 in IA/IA/PA; d. after 1930; bd. unk.; m. to Grace V. (nee unk.; b. ca. 1880 in IA/OH/IN; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least 4 ch.

[age 8 in 1880 census of English River, Keokuk, IA]
[listed as Charles H. Bear, b. 10 Dec 1871, in H. A. Burrell's A Hist. of Wash. Co., IA..., Vol. 2]
[listed as Charles Bear, 13, b. Washington Co., IA, in the 1 Jan 1885 Iowa State Census of English River, Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Charley H. Bear, 27 and b. Dec 1872 in IA/IA/PA, in 1 Jun 1900 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Chas. H. Bear, 38 and b. IA/IA/PA, in 26 Apr 1910 census of Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Chas. H. Bear, 48 and b. IA/IA/PA, in 24 Feb 1920 census of Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Chas. H. Bear, 58 and b. IA/IA/PA, in 17 Apr 1930 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]

[listed as Grace V. Bear, 21 and b. May 1879 in IA/OH/IN, md. 2 y w/1 of 1 ch. lvg., in 1 Jun 1900 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Grace V. Bear, 30 and b. IA/OH/IN, w/2 of 2 ch. lvg., in 26 Apr 1910 census of Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Grace V. Bear, 40 and b. IA/OH/IN, in 24 Feb 1920 census of Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Grace V. Bear, 50 and b. IA/OH/IN, in 17 Apr 1930 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]

27.01--Clayton E. Bear, son, b. ca. 1899 in IA/IA/IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Christa Jackson (b. ca. 1897-1899; at least two ch.
[listed as Claton Bear, 1 and b. Jul 1898 in IA/IA/IA, in 1 Jun 1900 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Clayton Bear, 11 and b. IA/IA/IA, in 26 Apr 1910 census of Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Clayton E. Bear, 21 and b. IA/IA/IA, in 24 Feb 1920 census of Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Clayton E. Bear, 31 and b. IA/IA/IA, in 17 Apr 1930 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Clayton E. Bear, son-in-law, farmer, 40, b. IA, in 12 Apr 1940 census of Washington, Washington Co., IA, and lvg. in the home of his f-i-l, Edward B. Jackson]

[listed as Christa Bear, 41, b. IA, in 12 Apr 1940 census of Washington, Washington Co., IA, and lvg. in the home of her father, Edward B. Jackson]

28.01--Richard Raymond Bear, b. 1924 in IA/IA/IA; d. 1943; bd. Elm Grove Cem., Washington, Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 27674978--inscription: PVT, CO. E, 119TH INF, 3OTH DIV; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Richard R. Bear, 6 and b. IA/IA/IA, in 17 Apr 1930 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Raymond R. Bear, 16, b. IA, in 12 Apr 1940 census of Washington, Washington Co., IA, and lvg. in the home of his maternal gfather, Edward B. Jackson]

28.02--Dorothy J. Bear, b. ca. 1926 in IA/IA/IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Dorthy J. Bear, 4 and b. IA/IA/IA, in 17 Apr 1930 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Dorothy J. Bear, 15, b. IA, in 12 Apr 1940 census of Washington, Washington Co., IA, and lvg. in the home of her maternal grfather, Edward B. Jackson]

27.02--Adrian L. Bear, b. ca. Jul 1911 in IA/IA/IA; d. bef. 1920 census; bd. unk.; m. never; no ch. DESCENDANTS NOT POSSIBLE
[listed as Adrian L. Bear, 0 y 9 m and b. IA/IA/IA, in 26 Apr 1910 census of Washington Co., IA]

27.03--Izola Ione D. Bear, dau., b. ca. 1916 in IA/IA/IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Izola I. Bear, 4 y 8 m and b. IA/IA/IA, in 24 Feb 1920 census of Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Ione D. Bear, 14 and b. IA/IA/IA, in 17 Apr 1930 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]

27.04--Charles H. Bear, Jr., b. ca. 1919 in IA/IA/IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Charles B. Bear, 0 y 9 m and b. IA/IA/IA, in 24 Feb 1920 census of Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Chas. Bear, Jr., 11 and b. IA/IA/IA, in 17 Apr 1930 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]

26.03--Mary Pearl Bear, b. 9 Apr 1874; d. 1 Mar 1899 [age ca. 24 y 11 m]; bd. Richmond Cem., Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 19698253; m. John Emerson Crull (b. Apr 1863 in OH/OH/OH; d. 1901; bd. unk.); at least two ch.

[age 6 in 1880 census of English River, Keokuk, IA]
[listed as Pearly Bear, 10, b. Washington Co., IA, in the 1 Jan 1885 Iowa State Census of English River, Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Mary P. Crull, 20, Baptist, b. Washington Co., IA, in the 1895 Iowa State Census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]

[listed as John E. Crull, 31, Baptist, b. OH, in the 1895 Iowa State Census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]
[listed as John E. Crull, age 37, wid, b. Apr 1863 in OH/OH/OH, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Lime Creek, Washington Co., IA]

27.01--Charles Vernon Crull, b. 16 Feb 1894 in Washington Co., IA/OH/IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; self-employed grocer in 1917 in Washington, Washington Co., IA; m. nlt 1917 to Nellie M. (nee unk.; b. ca. 1895 in IA/IA/IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least one ch.
[listed as Charles V. Crull, age 0, b. Washington Co., IA, in the 1895 Iowa State Census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Chas. V. Crull, age 6, b. Feb 1894 in IA/OH/IA, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Lime Creek, Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Charles V. Crull, grandson, age 16, b. IA/IA/IA, in the 23 Apr 1910 census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA, and lvg. w/Samuel and Sarah Bear (25.05 above)]
[listed as Vernon Crull, age 25, Manufacture hog oiler(?), b. IA/OH/IA, in the 5 Jan 1920 census of Ward 3, Washington, Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Vernon C. Crull, age 35, insurance agent, b. IA/OH/OH, md. age 21, in the 10 Apr 1930 census of Ward 3, Washington, Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Charles V. Crull, age 46, {insurance} agent, b. IA, in the 16 Apr 1940 census of Washington, Washington Co., IA]

[listed as Nellie M. Crull, age 25, b. IA/IA/IA, in the 5 Jan 1920 census of Ward 3, Washington, Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Nellie M. Crull, age 34, b. IA/OH/OH, md. age 20, in the 10 Apr 1930 census of Ward 3, Washington, Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Nellie M. Crull, age 44, b. IA, in the 16 Apr 1940 census of Washington, Washington Co., IA]

WWI Draft Registration Card
Chas. Vernon Crull, 23
321 W. Jefferson St., Washington, Iowa
DOB:  February 16, 1894
POB:  Washington Co., IA
Occ:  Self-employed Grocer, Washington, IA
Dependents:  wife

Chas. V. Crull  (actual signature)

28.01--Virginia M. Crull, b. ca. Jul 1918 in Washington Co., IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Virginia Crull, age 1.5, b. IA/IA/IA, in the 5 Jan 1920 census of Ward 3, Washington, Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Virginia M. Crull, age 11, b. IA/IA/IA, in the 10 Apr 1930 census of Ward 3, Washington, Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Virginia M. Crull, age 21, b. IA, in the 16 Apr 1940 census of Washington, Washington Co., IA]

28.02--Charles W. Crull, b. ca. Jul 1926 in Washington Co., IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Charles W. Crull, age 3 y 9 m, b. IA/IA/IA, in the 10 Apr 1930 census of Ward 3, Washington, Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Charles W. Crull, age 13, b. IA, in the 16 Apr 1940 census of Washington, Washington Co., IA]

27.02--Hazel Chloe Crull, b. 10 Dec 1895 (or 1896?) in Washington Co., IA/OH/IA; d. 5 Aug 1973 in Portsmouth, Chesapeake Co., VA; bd. unk.; m. John Henry Ludwig (); at least two ch.
[listed as Hazel C. Crull, age 4, b. Dec 1895 in IA/IA/IA, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Lime Creek, Washington Co., IA]

Name: Our Hazel C Ludwig???
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1896
Birthplace: Iowa
Race: White
Home in 1930: Warren, Macomb, Michigan
Map of Home: View Map
Marital status: Married
R2HoH: Wife
Spouse's Name: Henry Ludwig
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Household Members:
Name Age
Henry Ludwig 29
Hazel C Ludwig 34
Erma L Ludwig 6
Henry Ludwig 5
Dwight L Ludwig 0
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Name: Our Hazel Ludwig???
Respondent: Yes
Age: 43
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1897
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Iowa
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Home in 1940: Mussey, St Clair, Michigan
Household Members:
Name Age
Henry Ludwig 39
Hazel Ludwig 43
Erma Ludwig 16
Henry Ludwig 14
Dwight Ludwig 10


28.01--Ludwig, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m unk.; unk. ch.

28.02--Ludwig, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m unk.; unk. ch.

26.04--Clara A. Bear, b. 17 Mar 1876; d. 3 Oct 1878; bd. unk.; m. never; no ch. possible

26.05--Anna Elizabeth Bear, b. 8 Jun 1878 in IA; d. 31 Jul 1955 in Washington Co., IA; bd. Elm Grove Cem., Washington, Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 79386390; m. Thomas Cooper Reeves (b. 16 Feb 1866 in Washington Co., IA; d. 2 Jan 1947 in Iowa City, Johnson Co., IA; bd. Elm Grove Cem., Washington, Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 79387688); lived in Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA; unk. ch.
[Anna Elizabeth was age 2 in 1880 census of English River, Keokuk, IA]
[listed as Anna Bear, 6, b. Keokuk Co., IA, in the 1 Jan 1885 Iowa State Census of English River, Washington Co., IA]

27.00--Clifford C. Reeves, b. 11 Dec 1893 in IA; d. 26 Dec 1981 in Washington, Washington Co., IA; bd. Elm Grove Cem., Washington, Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 79414088; m. Nona W. Goldsborough (b. 25 Jun 1902 in Fayette Co., IL; d. 3 Jun 1984 in Washington Co., IA; bd. Elm Grove Cem., Washington, Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 79414368); at least 2 ch.

28.00--Maxine Reeves [PRIVATE]

28.00--Myrrh Reeves [PRIVATE]

26.06-- Myrtle Estelle Bear, b. 4 Apr. 1880; d. 1963; bd. unk.; m. Merritt E. Booth of Washington Co., IA (b. ca. 1877 in IA; d. aft. 1940; bd. unk.); unk. ch

[unnamed at age 3 mo. in 1880 census of English River, Keokuk Co., IA];
[listed as Myrtle Bear, 4, b. Keokuk Co., IA, in the 1 Jan 1885 Iowa State Census of English River, Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Myrtle Bear, 20; b. Apr 1880 in IA/IA/PA, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]

26.07--unnamed Bear, b. btw. 1881 and 1890; d. in infancy; bd. unk.; m. never; no ch.

26.08--Tessie Louise Bear, b. 31 Jan 1891; d. 9 Apr 1942, age 51; bd. 14 Jul 1947 in Elm Grove Cem., Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 63436513; m. 3 Jan 1912 in Washington Co., IA, to Howard Henry Kerr (b. 7 Apr 1889 in Washington Co., IA, s/o Lewis Henry Kerr and Anna Hensley; d. 12 Jul 1947 in Coal Valley, age 58; bd. in Elm Grove Cem., Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 63436493; SSN *****6384; HHK m2. 12 Jul 1947 in Washington Co., IA, to Mabel G. Alliman;)

[listed as Tessie Bear, 9; b. Jan 1891 in IA/IA/PA, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Tessie L. Bear, age 19, b. IA/IA/IA, in the 23 Apr 1910 census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]

27.01--Harold Lewis Kerr, b. 15 Sep 1912 in Washington Co., IA; d. 18 May 1992 in Iowa City, Johnson Co., IA age 79; bd. 21 May 1992 in Elm Grove Cem., Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 63436604; Medical Notes: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; SSN: 482-10-8693; m. 30 Jan 1939 to Mary Isabel Romine (b. 30 Jan 1919, d/o Everett Frank Romine and Neoma Riordan; d. 11 Nov 1999 in Iowa City, Johnson Co., IA, age 80; bd. Nov 1999 in Elm Grove Cem., Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 63436637)
28.01--Harold Lewis Kerr, Jr. [PRIVATE] 

28.02--Thomas Kerr [PRIVATE] 

28.03--Julia Mary Kerr [PRIVATE] ;  m1. Oakley "Oak" Louis Carlsen, Jr. (b. 4 Aug 1938 in Clinton, IA, s/o Oakley Louis Christian Carlsen [b. 21 Apr 1907 in Lyons, IA, s/o Louis Peter Carlsen and Theresa Will; d. 9 Aug 1990, Clinton, IA, age 83; bd. Springdale Cem., Clinton, Clinton Co., IA; was a firefighter] and Marjorie Lorraine Hamann; d. 28 Jul 1996 in Burlington, IA, age 57; m. 5 Jun 1937, Dixon, Lee Co., IL); at least three ch.

29.01--Scott Allen Carlsen, b. 24 Nov 1958 in Clinton, IA; d. 2 Jan 1999 in Burlington, IA, at age 40;

29.02--Mark Anthony Carlsen [PRIVATE] 

29.03--Beth Ann Carlsen, CONTRIBUTOR facebook friend [PRIVATE] ; m1. Elton Jon Machholz, facebook [PRIVATE]; div.;

[John M. Gwin Note: Again, Beth Ann Carlson Geltz has a wonderful website where much of this information is published--this link will take you to Isham's and Mary's portion of her page: http://koalitygenealogy.tripod.com/id23.html#i669. And you can send her an e.mail at "Beth Geltz" <bethfamhistory@msn.com>]

30.01--Meagan Elizabeth Machholz, facebook [PRIVATE] 
BethACM m2. 25 Nov 1995 in Burlington, IA, to Jeffrey Robert Harrison; div.;

BethACMH m3. 21 Dec 2003 in Burlington, IA, to David Allan
Geltz (s/o Anthony Simon Geltz and Erma Ethel Kane)
JMKerr m2. 15 Mar 1997 to David Eugene Bachtell;

27.02--Marjorie L Kerr, b. 2 Nov 1933 and died on 20 Feb 1980 at age 46. 

27.03--Floyd Kerr, b. 

27.04--Raymond Kerr, b.


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25.06--Margaret A. Bear, b. 1849 (Pat Critz's G. B. Fam. Bible has 12 Apr 1849); d. 22 Dec 1925; bd. Keota Cem., Keota, Keokuk Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 98511269; m. Dr. James W. Coffman (b. 1835; d. 10 Mar 1909; minister of the Gospel; bd. Keota Cem., Keota, Keokuk Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 98511166); unk. ch.

[listed as Margaret Bear, age 7, in 1856 Iowa state census of  Washington Co.];
[listed as Margaret Bear, age 10 in 1860 census of  Washington Co., IA]

Name: J. W. Coffman
Age: 44
Birth Year: abt 1836
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1880: Fairmount, Vermilion, Illinois
Spouse's Name: Margaret A. Coffman
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: Minister
Household Members:
Name Age
J. W. Coffman 44
Margaret A. Coffman 30
Carrie Coffman 14
Northrup Coffman 10
Ralph G. Coffman 4
Name: James W Coffman
Birth Year: abt 1836
Birth Place: Ver??
Gender: Male
Race: White
Census Date: 1895
Residence State: Iowa
Residence County: Washington
Locality: Franklin
Roll: IA1885_408
Household Members:
Name Age
James W Coffman 59
Margurett Coffman 45
Carrie Blake 29
Ralph G Coffman 19
Mary B Coffman 10



Name: Margaret Coffman
Age: 70
Birth Year: abt 1850
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1920: Washington Ward 2, Washington, Iowa
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Widowed
[Widow] 
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
Household Members:
Name Age
Margaret Coffman 70
Carrie Blake 54

26.01--Carrie Coffman, b. ca. 1866 in IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

26.02--Northrup R. Coffman, b. 1870 in Franklin Twp., Washington Co., IA; d. 1935; bd. West Chester Cem., West Chester, Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 8645403; m. Nina Harding (b. 1869; d. 1939; bd. West Chester Cem., West Chester, Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 8645405; at least five ch.
Name: Northrap R Coffman
[Northrup R Coffman
Age in 1910: 40
Birth Year: abt 1870
[1870] 
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1910: Franklin, Washington, Iowa
Spouse's Name: Nina Coffman
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Iowa
Household Members:
Name Age
Northrap R Coffman 40
Nina Coffman 40
Harry H Coffman 15
Grace E Coffman 13
Dewey Coffman 11
Lelah M Coffman 7
Ruth Coffman 6

27.01
--Harry H. Coffman, b. ca. 1895; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

This may or may not be our Harry H. Coffman.
Name: Harry J Coffman
Respondent: Yes
Age: 45
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1895
Birthplace: Iowa
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Olive, St Joseph, Indiana
Street: Alton
Farm: Yes
Inferred Residence in 1935: South Bend, St Joseph, IN
Residence in 1935: South Bend, St Joseph, IN
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Occupation: Farmer
House Owned or Rented: Owned
Value of Home: 3950
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elem. school, 8th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 40
Class of Worker: Working on own account
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
Income: 1000
Income Other Sources: No
Household Members:
Name Age
Harry J Coffman 45
Frona Coffman 40
Fern Coffman 18

27.02--Grace E. Coffman, b. ca. 1895; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

27.03--Dewey H. Coffman, b. 9 May 1898 in IA; d. 1975; bd. West Chester Cem., West Chester, Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 8645393; m. Georgia L. (nee unk.; b. 1916; d. 1974; bd. West Chester Cem., West Chester, Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 8645397; at least one ch.

[listed as Dewey H. Coffman, laborer, 31, b. IA/IA/IL, m1. at age 22, in the 11 Apr 1930 census of Washington Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Dewey H. Coffman, laborer, 31, b. IA/IA/IL, m1. at age 22, in the 11 Apr 1930 census of Washington Twp., Washington Co., IA]
Name: Dewey H Coffman
Birth Date: 9 May 1898
Birth Place: Franklin Tp, Washington, Iowa
Father's Name: N R Coffman
Mother's Name: Nina Harding
FHL Film Number: 1703970

28.00--Ralph W. Coffman, b. unk. (but perhaps stillborn, as this is only date on the very small stone) in IA; d. young 5 Aug 1949; bd. West Chester Cem., West Chester, Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 8645390; m. never; no ch.

27.04--Lelah M. Coffman, b. ca. 1903; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

27.05--Ruth Coffman, b. ca. 1904; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

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25.07--Richard Wood G. Bear, b. 18 Mar 1851 in Washington Co., IA/PA/IL; d. 15 Jan 1933 in Newton, Harvey Co., KS; bd. Walnut Hill Cem., Kingman, Kingman Co., KS--Plot: 041-O-13-08--Find A Grave Memorial# 31415298; m. Eliza J. Turnipseed (b. 13 Sep 1850 in Washington Co., IA; d. 4 Jan 1927; bd. Walnut Hill Cem., Kingman, Kingman Co., KS--Plot: 041-O-13-06--Find A Grave Memorial# 31415295); two known ch. (fr. 1900 census)
[listed as Richard Bear, age 5, in 1856 Iowa state census of  Washington Co.];
[listed as Richard Bear, age 7 or 9 in 1860 census of  Washington Co., IA];
[listed as Richard Bear, age 29, laborer, in the 27 Jun 1880 census of Jefferson Co., CO]
[listed as Richard W., age 43, in 1895 Iowa state census of  Washington Co.];
[listed as Richard Bear, age 49, b. Mar 1851, m. 25 yrs, w/ one of two ch. lvg., in the 28 Jun 1900 census of English River Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Richard W. Bear, age 59, m1. 35 yrs., in the 23 Apr 1910 census of Kingman, Kingman Co., KS]

[listed as Eliza J. Bear, age 28, in the 27 Jun 1880 census of Jefferson Co., CO]
[listed as Eliza J. Bear, age 44 in 1895 Iowa state census of  Washington Co.];
[listed as Eliza J. Bear, age 49, b. Sep 1850, m. 25 yrs, w/ one of two ch. lvg., in the 28 Jun 1900 census of English River Twp., Washington Co., IA]

[listed as Eliza J. Bear, age 59, m1. 35 yrs. w/0 of 2 ch. lvg, in the 23 Apr 1910 census of Kingman, Kingman Co., KS]

26.01--Nathan Bear, b. ca. 1875-6; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch

[listed as Nathan Bear, age 5, in the 27 Jun 1880 census of Jefferson Co., CO]
[not listed in 1895 Iowa state census of  Washington Co., and assumed deceased]

[not listed as lvg. w/his parents in the 23 Apr 1910 census of Kingman, Kingman Co., KS, but reported deceased]

26.02--Jay Bear, b. ca. 1878 in IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. ca. 1898 to Fannie Bell (b. Aug 1875 in WV/WV/WV (or VA/VA/VA), {d/o John W. Bell and Ellen L. Bell, both b. in WV (or VA)}; div.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); one ch.

[listed as Jay Bear, age 3, in the 27 Jun 1880 census of Jefferson Co., CO]
[listed as Jay Bear, age 17, in 1895 Iowa state census of  Washington Co.]
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[listed as Jay L. Bear, son-in-law, age 23, b. Mar 1877, m. 2 yrs, w/ one of one ch. lvg., in the 5 Jun 1900 census of Pct. 6, Pueblo, Pueblo Co., CO]

[not listed as lvg. w/his parents in the 23 Apr 1910 census of Kingman, Kingman Co., KS, but reported deceased]

[listed as Fannie Bear, daughter, age 24, b. Aug 1875, m. 25 yrs, w/ one of one ch. lvg., in the 5 Jun 1900 census of Pct. 6, Pueblo, Pueblo Co., CO];
[listed as Edna E. Bear, daughter, age 34 and div., in the 16 Apr 1910 census of Pct. 3, Pueblo, Pueblo Co., CO]

27.01--Edna E. Bear, b. Jun 1899 in CO; d. unk. bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch

[listed as Edna E. Bear, daughter, age 11mos., b. Jun 1899, in the 5 Jun 1900 census of Pct. 6, Pueblo, Pueblo Co., CO];
[listed as Edna E. Bear, daughter-in-law (sic--should be granddaughter), age 10, in the 16 Apr 1910 census of Pct. 3, Pueblo, Pueblo Co., CO]


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25.09--Nancy Ellen Bear, b. 21 Jan 1854 in IA/PA/IL; d. 2 Mar 1934; bd. Sharon Hill Cem., Kalona, Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 63242011; m. 18 Sep 1873 in Washington Co., IA, to Pressley Figgins, Jr. (b. 10 Sep 1848, Washington Co., IA; d. 10 Oct 1936 in Kalona, Washington Co., IA; bd. Sharon Hill Cem. Kalona, Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 63242002); 7 of 7 ch. lvg. in 1900 census

[listed as Nancy, age 2, in 1856 Iowa state census of  Washington Co.];
[listed as Nancy E. Bear, age 6 in 1860 census of  Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Nancy Figgins
(mistranscribed as Higgins by Ancestry.com), age 26 and b. IA/PA/PA (sic), in the 17 Jun 1880 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Nancy E. Figgins, age 47, b. Jan 1853, md. 27 yrs. w/7 of 7 ch. lvg., in the 9 Jun 1900 census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Nancy E. Figgins, age 56, b. in IA/PA/IL, m1. 36 yrs., in the 26 Apr 1910 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Nancy A. Figgins, age 66, in 1920 census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]

[listed as P. Figgins (mistranscribed as Higgins by Ancestry.com), age 31 and b. IA/OH/OH, in the 17 Jun 1880 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Pressley Figgins, age 52, b. Sep 1847, md. 27 yrs., in the 9 Jun 1900 census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Presley Figgins, age 62, in 1910 census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Presley Figgins, age 71, in 1920 census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]

[John M. Gwin Note:  From http://www.kalonanews.com By Jim Truelson, Published Wednesday, July 20, 2011:
95 years ago
July 9, 1916--Delegates to the republican county convention were F. E. Skola, Wm. Smith, L. O’Loughlin, Presley Figgins and J. F. Durst. The democratic delegates were J. R. Swartzendruber, E. E. Stutzman and W. H. Jackson.]

26.01--Della M. Figgins, b. ca. 1874; d. unk. bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Della Figgins (mistranscribed as Higgins by Ancestry.com), age 6 and b. IA/PA/PA (sic!), in the 17 Jun 1880 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Della M. Figgins, schoolteacher, age 25, b. Jun 1874, in 9 Jun 1900 census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]

26.02--Carrie E. Figgins, b. ca. 1876; d. unk. bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Carrie Figgins (mistranscribed as Higgins by Ancestry.com), age 4 and b. IA/--/-- (sic), in the 17 Jun 1880 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Carrie E. Figgins, schoolteacher, age 23, b. Dec 1876, in 9 Jun 1900 census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA; she served as an enumerator in this census]

26.03--Frank Figgins, b. ca. 1877; d. unk. bd. unk.; m. ca. 1900 to Jessie Myers (b. ca. 1878 in IA/PA/IN; d. unk.; bd. unk.); 0 ch. lvg. of 0 ch. in 1910 census
[listed as Frank Figgins (mistranscribed as Higgins by Ancestry.com), age 3 and b. IA/--/-- (sic), in the 17 Jun 1880 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Frank Figgins, farmer, age 21, b. Mar 1879, in 9 Jun 1900 census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Frank Figgins, farmer, age 33, md. 10 yrs., in 18 Apr 1910 census of English River Twp., Washington Co., IA]

[listed as Jessie Figgins, age 32, md. 10 yrs., in 18 Apr 1910 census of English River Twp., Washington Co., IA]

26.04--Rose Figgins, b. ca. 1879; d. unk. bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Rose Figgins (mistranscribed as Higgins by Ancestry.com), age 1 and b. --/--/-- (sic), in the 17 Jun 1880 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[NOT listed as lvg. w/her parents in the 9 Jun 1900 census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA, and assumed md. and lvg. elsewhere]

26.05--Mary Figgins,b. ca. 1883 ; d. unk. bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Mary Figgins, age 17, b. Oct 1882, in 9 Jun 1900 census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]

26.06--Hal G. Figgins, b. ca. 1886 in Washington Co., IA/IA/IA; d. unk. bd. unk.; m. ca. 1910 in IA to Byrde M. (nee unk.; b. ca. 1884 in IA/NY/OH; d. unk.; bd. unk.); unk. ch.
[listed as Hal G. Figgins, age 14, b. Apr 1886, in the 9 Jun 1900 census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Hal G. Figgins, age 24, in 1910 census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Hal G. Figgins, age 44, in 17 Apr 1930 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]

[listed as Byrde M. Figgins, age 46 and b. IA/NY/OH, in 17 Apr 1930 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]

26.07--Wilbur V. Figgins, b.1893 in Washington Co., IA; d. 1964; bd. Oak Hill Cem., Belle Plain, Benton Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 70465266; m. Inez E. (nee unk.; b. 1896; d. 1986; bd. Oak Hill Cem., Belle Plain, Benton Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 70465266); unk. ch.
[listed as Wilbur V. Figgins, age 7, b. Apr 1893, in the 9 Jun 1900 census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Wilber V. Figgins, age 17 in 1910 census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Wilber V. Figgins, age 37, b. IA/OH/IA, in the 14 Apr 1930 census of Belle Plain, Benton Co., IA]

[listed as Inez E. Figgins, age 33, b. NE/MO/IA, in the 14 Apr 1930 census of Belle Plain, Benton Co., IA]

27.01--Jarold E. Figgins, b. 13 Aug 1915 in IA; d. 22 Dec 1972; bd. Linwood Park Cem., Boone, Boone Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 98022005; m. Dorothy E. Gillen (b. 10 Sep 1914 in Kansas City, MO; bd. Linwood Park Cem., Boone, Boone Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 50958913; no known ch.

[listed as Jarold E. Figgins, age 14, b. IA/NE/IA,in the 14 Apr 1930 census of Belle Plain, Benton Co., IA]


JAROLD FIGGINS was born 13 August 1915, got Social Security number *******7658 (indicating Iowa,) and died December 1972.
http://ssdmf.info/by_birthdate/19150813.html

Dorothy (Gillen) Figgins, 95, formerly of Boone, passed away at the Norwalk Nursing and Rehab Center in Norwalk, Iowa, on Saturday morning, March 13, 2010, where she has been a resident since 2000.

She was born on September 10, 1914 in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Hugh and Letitia (Gray) Gillen
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On August 29, 1942, she married Jarold Figgins at Lancaster, Missouri.

She was a 50-year member of the First United Methodist Church where she was active in the Gleaner’s Class and Church Circle.

Dorothy loved life to the fullest. Her joys in life were her family and her cats Suzy Q and Choo Choo. She loved spending time with her family on vacations and playing Skipbo. Dorothy was a very good cook and enjoyed dishes at family gatherings. Even during her last days, Dorothy always had a positive attitude and was an inspiration to us all. She will be deeply missed!

Her parents, husband Jarold in December of 1972, and 3 brothers, Robert, Hugh, Jr., and Gene preceded her in death.

Survivors include many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Monday morning, March 22nd at 11:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Boone with Rev. Philip Webb officiating.

Interment will be in the Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone.

Visitations will be held on Monday morning at the First United Methodist Church prior to the funeral service from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Those wishing to express their sympathies through a memorial may direct their gifts to the family.




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25.10--Wilbur Gideon Bear, b. 23 Mar 1856; d. 7 Jan 1939; bd. unk.; m. Anna Belle Powars (b. Dec 1861 in IA; d. 30 Jan 1911; bd. unk.); 3 of 4 ch. lvg. in 1900 census

[listed as Gideon, age 1, in 1856 Iowa state census of  Washington Co., IA];
[listed as Wilber Bear, age 5 in 1860 census of  Washington Co., IA]

[listed as Wilbur Bear, age 24 and b. in IA/PA/PA in the 10 Jun 1880 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]

[listed as Wilbur G. Bear, age 28 and b. in IA in the 1 Jan 1885 Iowa State Census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]

[listed as Wilbur G. Bear, age 44, md. 21 yrs., b. Mar 1856 in IA/PA/VA in the 13 Jun 1900 census of Fairview, Hanson Co., SD]

[listed as Anna B. Bear, age 18 and b. in IA/OH/IN in the 10 Jun 1880 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]

[listed as Anna B. Bear, age 23 and b. in IA in the 1 Jan 1885 Iowa State Census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]

[listed as Belle A. Bear, age 38, md. 21 yrs. w/3 of 4 ch. lvg., b. Dec 1861 in IA/IN/IL in the 13 Jun 1900 census of Fairview, Hanson Co., SD]

26.01--Fred F. Bear, b. Aug 1881 in IA/IA/IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Freddy Bear, age 4 and b. in IA, in the 1 Jan 1885 Iowa State Census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Fred F. Bear, age 18, b. Aug 1881 in IA/IA/IA in the 13 Jun 1900 census of Fairview, Hanson Co., SD]


26.02--Winifed M. Bear, b. Oct 1883 in IA/IA/IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as M. Winifred Bear, age 2 and b. in IA in the 1 Jan 1885 Iowa State Census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Win M. Bear, age 16, b. Oct 1883 in IA/IA/IA in the 13 Jun 1900 census of Fairview, Hanson Co., SD]

26.03--unk. Bear, b.  in IA/IA/IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. never; no ch.
[not listed in the 13 Jun 1900 census of Fairview, Hanson Co., SD, but reported by Anna as dec. bef. 1900]

26.04--Venus E. Bear, b. Apr 1897 in IA/IA/IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
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25.11--Clara Sideen Bear, b. 25 Jan 1859; d. 6 Oct 1949; bd. Pilot Grove Cem., Wellman, Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 63283549; m. aft. 1880 census to Raybern Paul Turnipseed (b. Mar 1854 in IA/OH/OH; d. unk.; bd. Pilot Grove Cem., Wellman, Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 63282295); unk. ch.

[listed as Clara (m. i. illegb.), age 1 in 1860 census of  Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Clara Turnipseed, age 26, in the 1 Jan 1885 Iowa State Census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Clara Turnipseed, age 41, b. Jan 1859 in IA/PA/IA, md. 22 yrs. w/10 of 10 ch. lvg., in the 4 Jun 1900 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Clara S. Turnipseed, age 51, in the 21 Apr 1910 census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Clara Turnipseed, age 55, in the 1 Jan 1915 Iowa State Census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]

[listed as Raburn Turnipseed, single, age 26, in the 22 Jun 1880 census of English River, Keokuk Co., IA]
[listed as Rayburn Turnipseed, age 30, in the 1 Jan 1885 Iowa State Census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Raburn Turnipseed, age 46, b. Mar 1854 in IA/OH/OH, md. 22 yrs., in the 4 Jun 1900 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Rabe P. Turnipseed, age 56, in the 21 Apr 1910 census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]

26.01--Maude Turnipseed, b. Oct 1879 (prob. Rayburn's dau. fr. earlier marr.); d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Maud Turnipseed, age 20, b. Oct 1879 in IA/IA/IA, in the 4 Jun 1900 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]

26.02--Virgil Turnipseed, b. ca. 1881 (poss. Clara's, poss. Rayburn's fr. earlier marr.); d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Virgil E. Turnipseed, age 28, in the 21 Apr 1910 census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]

26.03--Ollie P. Turnipseed, dau., b. Mar 1883; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Ollie P. Turnipseed, age 17, b. Mar 1883 in IA/IA/IA, in the 4 Jun 1900 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]

26.04--Elmer E. Turnipseed, b. 1 Aug 1885 in Washington Co., IA/IA/IA; d. 18 Feb 1917 in Washington Co., IA; bd. Pilot Grove Cem., Wellman, Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 87222974; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Elmer E. Turnipseed, age 13, b. Aug 1886 in IA/IA/IA, in the 4 Jun 1900 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Elmer E. Turnipseed, age 24, in the 21 Apr 1910 census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]

26.05--Homer R. Turnipseed, b. 2 Aug 1887 or 1888 in Wellman, Washington Co., IA; d. 27 Sep 1934 in Wellman, Washington Co., IA; bd. Wellman Cem., Wellman, Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 63287156; m. 11 Aug 1920 in Washington Co., IA, to the widow LaVera Ada "Vera" (nee Messenger) Wade (b. 21 Dec 1888 in Lime Creek Twp., Washington Co., IA; d. 6 Aug 1970 in Wellman, IA; bd. Wellman Cem., Wellman, Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 63384817); vet. WWI;
[listed as Homer Turnipseed, age 12, b. Aug 1888 in IA/IA/IA, in the 4 Jun 1900 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Homer R. Turnipseed, age 22, in the 21 Apr 1910 census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]

[27.01]--Lucille Auresta Wade, b. 1916; d. 2003; bd. unk.; m. Mr. Proctor; unk. ch.

[27.02]--Jeanette Erna Wade, b. 1918; d. 1967; bd. unk.; m. Mr. Scott; unk. ch.   

27.03--Betty I. Turnipseed, b. ca. 1924; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

27.04--Richard N. Turnipseed, b. 1925; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

27.05--Wayne Homer Turnipseed, b. 3 May 1927 in Washington Co., IA; d. 29 Sep 1989; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

27.06--Clara B. Turnipseed, b. ca. 1930; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

26.06--Alma Cecil Turnipseed, b. Oct 1891 in IA/IA/IA; d. 10 Sep 1902, aged 11 y, 10m, 26 d; bd. Pilot Grove Cem., Wellman, Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 87223322; m. never; no ch.
[listed as Cecial Turnipseed, age 8, b. Oct 1891 in IA/IA/IA, in the 4 Jun 1900 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]

26.07--Ethel G. Turnipseed, b. May 1892 in IA/IA/IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Ethel Turnipseed, age 8, b. May 1892 in IA/IA/IA, in the 4 Jun 1900 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Ethel G. Turnipseed, age 17, in the 21 Apr 1910 census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]

26.08--Lois N. Turnipseed, b. Mar 1894 in IA/IA/IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Lowis Turnipseed, age 6, b. Mar 1894 in IA/IA/IA, in the 4 Jun 1900 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Ethel G. Turnipseed, age 17, in the 21 Apr 1910 census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]

26.09--Mary Turnipseed, dau., b. ca. 1895 in IA/IA/IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Mary Turnipseed, niece, age 15, in the 23 Apr 1910 census of Kingman, Kingman Co., KS,and lvg. w/her sister Merl in the home of their aunt and uncle, Richard W. and Eliza J. Bear]

26.10--Roy J. Turnipseed, b. Jan 1896 in IA/IA/IA; d. betw. 1930 and 1940; bd. Elm Grove Cem., Washington, Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 27441931; m. Faye Mildred (nee unk.; b. 1898 in IA/Germany/IA; d. 1988; bd. Elm Grove Cem., Washington, Washington Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 27441913); at least 6 ch.
[listed as Roy Turnipseed, age 4, b. Jan 1896 in IA/IA/IA, in the 4 Jun 1900 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Roy J. Turnipseed, age 14, in the 21 Apr 1910 census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Roy J. Turnipseed, age 23 and b. IA/IA/IA, in the 28 Feb 1920 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Roy J. Turnipseed, age 34 and b. IA/IA/IA, 1st md. age 21, in the 28 Feb 1930 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]

[listed as Mildred Turnipseed, age 21 and b. IA/Germany/IA, in the 28 Feb 1920 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Faye M. Turnipseed, age 32 and b. IA/IA/IA, 1st md. age 19, in the 28 Feb 1930 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Faye M. Turnipseed, age 42 and wid.,  b. IA/IA/IA, in the 11 Apr 1940 census of Washington, Washington Co., IA]

27.01--Edna M. Turnipseed, b. ca. Apr 1918 in IA/IA/IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Edna M. Turnipseed, age 1 y 10 m, and b. IA/IA/IA, in the 28 Feb 1920 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Edna M. Turnipseed, age 12 and b. IA/IA/IA, in the 28 Feb 1930 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[no listed as lvg. w/her mother in the 11 Apr 1940 census of Washington, Washington Co., IA, and assumed md. and lvg. elsewhere]

27.02--Letha Ia. Turnipseed, b. ca. Jun 1919 in IA/IA/IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Letha Ia. Turnipseed, age 8 m, and b. IA/IA/IA, in the 28 Feb 1920 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Letha I. Turnipseed, age 10 and b. IA/IA/IA, in the 28 Feb 1930 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Letha I. Turnipseed, age 20 and b. IA/IA/IA, in the 11 Apr 1940 census of Washington, Washington Co., IA]

27.03--Marion R. Turnipseed, son, b. ca. 1923 in IA/IA/IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Marion R. Turnipseed, age 7 and b. IA/IA/IA, in the 28 Feb 1930 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Marion R. Turnipseed, age 17 and b. IA/IA/IA, in the 11 Apr 1940 census of Washington, Washington Co., IA]

27.04--Frances M. Turnipseed, dau, b. ca. 1924 in IA/IA/IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Frances M. Turnipseed, age 6 and b. IA/IA/IA, in the 28 Feb 1930 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Frances M. Turnipseed, age 16 and b. IA/IA/IA, in the 11 Apr 1940 census of Washington, Washington Co., IA]

27.05--Daryl R. Turnipseed, son, b. ca. May 1926 in IA/IA/IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Darl R. Turnipseed, age 3 y 9 m and b. IA/IA/IA, in the 28 Feb 1930 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Daryl R. Turnipseed, age 13 and b. IA/IA/IA, in the 11 Apr 1940 census of Washington, Washington Co., IA]

27.06--Ferne Irma Turnipseed, dau, b. ca. Aug 1927 in IA/IA/IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Ferne Irma Turnipseed, age 2 y 6 m and b. IA/IA/IA, in the 28 Feb 1930 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Erma F. Turnipseed, age 12 and b. IA/IA/IA, in the 11 Apr 1940 census of Washington, Washington Co., IA]

26.11--Loyd W. Turnipseed, b. ca. 1898 in IA/IA/IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Loyd Turnipseed, age 2, b. Nov 1898 in IA/IA/IA, in the 4 Jun 1900 census of Cedar Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Loyd W. Turnipseed, age 12, in the 21 Apr 1910 census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]

26.12--Golda N. Turnipseed, b. ca. 1902 in IA/IA/IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Golda N. Turnipseed, age 8, in the 21 Apr 1910 census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA]

26.13--Merl Turnipseed, dau., b. ca. 1904 in IA/IA/IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Merl Turnipseed, niece, age 6, in the 23 Apr 1910 census of Kingman, Kingman Co., KS,and lvg. w/her sister Mary in the home of their aunt and uncle, Richard W. and Eliza J. Bear]


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25.12--Mary Alice Bear, b. 29 Apr 1861; d. ; bd. Saint Anthony's Cem., Hospers, Sioux Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 63239113; m. 27 Apr 1878 to Frank Haag (b. Jan 1856; d. 1917; bd. Saint Anthony's Cem., Hospers, Sioux Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 63238892); nine ch.

[listed as  Ellis (sic) Haag, age 19, b. in IA/PA/IA, in the 11 Jun 1880 census of Floyd Twp., Sioux Co., IA]
[listed as Alice Haag, widow, 57, b. IA/PA/IA, in the 13 Jan 1920 census of Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA]
[listed as Mrs. Alice Haag, b. ca. 1862 in IA, wid., in the 1 Jan 1925 Iowa State census of Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA]

[listed as  Frank Haag, age 24, b. in IA/Bavaria/Bavaria, in the 11 Jun 1880 census of Floyd Twp., Sioux Co., IA]

26.01--Albert Haag, b. ca. 1879; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as  Albert Haag, age 1, b. in IA/IA/IA, in the 11 Jun 1880 census of Floyd Twp., Sioux Co., IA]

Name: Alice Haag


Age: 57
Birth Year: abt 1863
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in
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Sioux City Precinct 14, Woodbury, Iowa
Marital Status: Widow
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Iowa
Household Members:
Name Age
Alice Haag 57
Winifred Haag 24
Jerome Haag 14

Name: Alice M Haag
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1862
Birthplace: Iowa
Race: White
Home in 1930: Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa
MS: Widowed
FPOB: Pennsylvania
MPOB: Iowa
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Name Age
Alice M Haag 68
Ferd W Laabs 56
Norbert O Leary 23
Margery R Laabs 18

26.02--Stella Haag, b. Jan 1880; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
26.03--George Haag, b. Mar 1882; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

26.04--Louis Haag, b. Feb 1884; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

26.05--Helen Haag, b. Nov 1886; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

26.06--Cyril A. Haag, b. 22 Dec 1888; d. 1987; bd. Sacred Heart Cem., Ledyard, Kossuth Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 53651799; m. 7 Mar 1916 to Catherine A. Boever (b. 16 May 1894 in Granville, IA; d. 18 Feb 1969; bd. Sacred Heart Cem., Ledyard, Kossuth Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 53651689); at least 15 ch.--birth order not certain


Catherine A. Boever Haag


Mrs. Cyril Haag of Ledyard, Iowa, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1969, following a two-month bout with cancer. She was 74 years old.

The former Catherine Boever was born in Granville May 16, 1894. She was married to Cyril Haag of Hospers March 7, 1916, in St. Joseph Catholic church, Granville. The couple farmed near Hospers until 1920 when they moved to Ledyard.

Mrs. Haag is survived by her husband; seven sons, Claude of Swea City, Melbourne and Vernon of Ledyard, Merlyn of Ames, Dr. Arthur of Otlumwa, Francis of Elmore, Minn., and Lyle of Kansas City, Mo.; eight daughters, Mrs. Colette Schneider of Algona, Mrs. Pearl Irmiter of Blairstown, Mrs. Ruth Arcand of St. Paul, Minn., Sister Blanche Marie Haag of Alton, Mrs. Darlene Cayler of Bancroft, Mrs. Isabelle Hatten of Pinellas Park, Fla., Mrs. Mary Ann Reilly of Ledyard, and Mrs. Rita Putze of Wichita, KS.

Also surviving her are two brothers, Peter Boever of Belgrade, Minn., and John Boever of Marcus; and three sisters, Mrs. Irene Schnee of Alton, Mrs. Eleanor Schemmel of Granville, and Mrs. Mary Roder of Sioux City. There are 37 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 21, in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ledyard, with the Father Marvin Hood officiating.
Obit. pub. in unk. newspaper, copied from Findagrave.com memorial



27.01--Claude Haag [PRIVATE]

27.02--Melbourne Haag [PRIVATE] m. Ann [PRIVATE]

27.03--Vernon Haag [PRIVATE]

27.04--Merlyn Haag [PRIVATE]

27.05--Arthur "Art" Haag, b. unk.; d. bef. Oct 2011; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

27.06--Francis "Frank" Haag [PRIVATE] m. Margaret [PRIVATE]

27.07--Lyle Haag [PRIVATE]

27.08--Colette Matilda Haag, b. 14 Sep 1918 in Hospers, Sioux Co., IA; d. 19 Jan 2005 in Algona, Kossuth Co., IA; bd. Calvary Cem., Algona, Kossuth Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 29769900; m. William F. "Bill" Schneider (b. 19 Apr 1917 in Bancroft, Kossuth Co., IA; d. 12 Oct 1996; bd. Calvary Cem., Algona, Kossuth Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 29769872); at least 7 ch.

28.01--Richard Schneider [PRIVATE]

28.01--Sandra Schneider [PRIVATE]

28.01--Russell Schneider [PRIVATE]

28.01--Diane Schneider [PRIVATE]

28.01--Marlene Schneider [PRIVATE]

28.01--Carole Schneider [PRIVATE]

28.01--Michael Schneider [PRIVATE]

27.09--Pearl Haag [PRIVATE] m. Dr. Willard Irmiter (b. unk.; d. bef. Oct 2011; bd. unk.); unk. ch.

27.10--Ruth Haag, b. unk.; d. bef. Oct 2011; bd. unk.; m. Fred Arcand b. unk.; d. bef. Oct 2011; bd. unk.); unk. ch.

27.11--Blanche Marie Haag, Sr. [PRIVATE]

27.12--Darlene Rose Haag, b. 22 Aug 1926 in Ledyard, Kossuth Co., IA; d. 24 Oct 2011 in Dubuque, Dubuque Co., IA; bd. Saint Johns Cem., Bancroft, Kossuth Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 79661446; m. 3 Sep 1949 in Ledyard to Ralph W. Cayler (b. 2 Aug 1913; d. 8 Mar 1998; bd. Saint Johns Cem., Bancroft, Kossuth Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 44850278); at least two ch.


Darlene Rose (Haag) Cayler was born August 22, 1926, in Ledyard, IA, daughter of Cyril and Catherine (Boever) Haag. She attended Ledyard Consolidated School. She worked in Minneapolis until her marriage to Ralph Cayler on September 3, 1949 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ledyard. They then lived in Bancroft during their entire married lives.
 

Darlene was a 50 year charter member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She served as a Regent for four years.
 

She was Editor of the Bancroft Register beginning in 1965. From 1971 to 1981, she and her husband, Ralph owned the Bancroft Register. She continued writing, and on May 10, 1995 she started the column 'This & That' until her recent illness. It made her day when people would say 'yes' to being featured in her column. She liked writing about all people, especially the young, and was proud to see her column displayed with other memorabilia at graduation receptions.

Darlene loved her community, and was always very active. She loved singing in the St. John Choir. She also loved volunteering in the St. John School hot lunch program and playing the wash tub with the Kitchen Klatter Band for many years. She and 'Tilliy' the mascot enjoyed many meals with the Red Hat Ladies. She and her good friend, Ann Degen, were golfing buddies in golf league for many years. She previously was a 4-H leader, and bowled in a bowling league. She enjoyed water aerobics and working out at the Health Club. She loved yard work mowing her lawn until early last summer. She loved people, family and friends and was always up to attending ballgames, eating out, movies - actually anywhere she was invited. She and Ralph traveled extensively early in their marriage, and again after Ralph retired. She was always on the go. She was much loved and will be sorely missed by many.

Darlene died of lung cancer early Monday, October 24th, 2011 at the home of her daughter, Corinne McCullough.

Surviving are her children; Corinne McCullough and friend Gary Jahnke of Dubuque, and Craig Cayler of Tucson, AZ; her grandchildren Kevin McCullough of Brooklyn, New York and Karen and husband Nic Hoeger and great grandchild to be born in April, Eagle, CO. She is also survived by six brothers, Claude Haag of Ames, Melbourne (Ann) Haag of Ledyard, Vernon Haag of Ledyard, Merlyn Haag of Ozark, MO, Frank (Margaret) Haag of Elmore, MN., and Lyle of Chicago, IL; and sisters Pearl Irmiter of Vinton, Sister Blanche Marie Haag of Dubuque, Isabelle (Harold) Hatten of Pinellas Park, FL, Mary Ann (Bernard) Reilly of Ledyard, and Rita (Edward) Schmalen of West Bend; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Ralph in 1998; brother Art; sisters Colette Schneider and Ruth Arcand; brothers-in-law Bill Schneider, Dr. Willard Irmiter, Fred Arcand, and Art Putze; sisters-in-law Berniece Haag and Florence Haag, and nephews Dick Schneider, Lyle Arcand and Gary Hatten; and one niece, Eileen Stillman."

(Oakcrest Funeral Home)

28.01--Corinne Cayler facebook [PRIVATE] m. Mr. McCullough [PRIVATE]; at least two ch.



My 5th Cousin Corinne Cayler McCullough and her grandson,
William Hoeger, my 5th cousin twice removed
from her Facebook post


29.01--Kevin McCullough [PRIVATE]

29.02--Karen McCullough facebook [PRIVATE] m. Nic Hoeger [PRIVATE]

30.01--William Hoeger [PRIVATE]

[John M. Gwin Note: William is a 7th cousin to my grandchildren: J.D., Ryan, Tate, Zach, Asher, and Cressida.]

28.01--Craig Cayler [PRIVATE]

27.13--Isabelle Haag [PRIVATE] m. Harold Hatten [PRIVATE]; unk. ch.

27.14--Mary Ann Haag [PRIVATE] m. Bernard Reilly [PRIVATE]; unk. ch.

27.15--Rita Haag [PRIVATE] m1. Art Putze (b. unk.; d. bef. Oct 2011; bd. unk.); m2. Edward Schmalen [PRIVATE]; unk. ch.
26.07--Isabel Haag, b. Dec 1890; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

26.08--Winifred Haag, b. Oct 1893; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Winifred Haag, single, 24, b. IA, in the 13 Jan 1920 census of Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA]

26.09--Jerome F. Haag, b. ca. 1906; d. aft. 1940; bd. unk.; m. Clare Lilly (b. ca. 1908 in NE; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least four ch.
[listed as Jerome Haag, single, 14, b. IA, in the 13 Jan 1920 census of Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA]
[listed as Jerome F. Haag, 19, b. ca. 1906 in Sioux, IA, in the 1 Jan 1925 Iowa State census of Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA]
[listed as Jerome Haag, owner/mgr. of building co., 34, b. in IA, in the 6 May 1940 census of Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA]

[listed as Clare Haag, 32, b. in NE, in the 6 May 1940 census of Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA]

27.01--Jerome Haag, b. ca. 1931 in IA; d. aft. 1940; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Jerome Haag, 9, b. in IA, in the 6 May 1940 census of Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA]

27.02--Virginia Haag, b. ca. 1933 in IA; d. aft. 1940; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Virginia Haag, 7, b. in IA, in the 6 May 1940 census of Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA]

27.03--Paul Haag, b. ca. 1934 in IA; d. aft. 1940; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Paul Haag, 6, b. in IA, in the 6 May 1940 census of Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA]

27.04--Jack Haag, b. ca. 1936 in IA; d. aft. 1940; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Jack Haag, 4, b. in IA, in the 6 May 1940 census of Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA]



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25.13--Martha Jane "Mattie" Bear, b. 9 Jun 1863 in IA/PA/IN; d. 19 Jul 1909; bd. unk.; m. after 1880 to Henry Thomas (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); unk. ch.

[listed as  Mattie Bear, age 17, b. in IA/PA/IN, in the 21 Jun 1880 census of English River Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Martha Bear, age 22, in the 1885 Iowa State Census of T77 R8 S36 SE SE, Washington Co., IA]
[made unsuccessful searches for this couple in 1900 and later.]

[Veda Thomas Ballard Note: I have struggled to find their death places. Recently I found the family in McCook Co., SD, on the 1900 census, so I will begin to search there and will let you know if I am successful. I don't have any proof, BUT since my family went to ND, I searched in that area and found property purchased 07 Aug 1912 in Miles City, MT, by Henry Thomas. All children were born in Washington Co., IA.  I'm uncertain in which city except for my grandfather Wilbur, who on his marriage license claimed Kalona, Washington Co., IA.]

26.01--Everett G. Thomas, b. Jun 1886 in Washington Co., IA; m. Hanna L. Felberg (b. 1889 in Woonsocket, SD;  d. unk.; bd. unk.);  d. unk.
[listed as "E. G.", b. Jun 1886, in the 4 Jun 1900 census of Spencer, McCook Co., SD];
[listed as "Everett C.", age 33, in the 5 Jan 1920 census of Mitchell, Davison Co., SD];
[not listed as living at home in the  1930 census of Rapids Twp., Cedar Rapids,  Linn Co., IA, and assumed living elsewhere]

[listed as "Hannah", age 31, in the 5 Jan 1920 census of Mitchell, Davison Co., SD];
[listed as "Hanna L.", age 41, in the 10 Apr 1930 census of Rapids Twp., Cedar Rapids,  Linn Co., IA]


27.01--Iona L. Thomas, b.;  d. unk.; bd. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as "Iona", age 8, in the 5 Jan 1920 census of Mitchell, Davison Co., SD];
[listed as "Iona L.", age 18, in the 10 Apr 1930 census of Rapids Twp., Cedar Rapids,  Linn Co., IA]

27.02--Helen H. Thomas, b.;  d. unk.; bd. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as "Helen", age 6, in the 5 Jan 1920 census of Mitchell, Davison Co., SD];
[listed as "Helen H.", age16, in the 10 Apr 1930 census of Rapids Twp., Cedar Rapids,  Linn Co., IA]

26.02--Fred J. Thomas, b. Nov 1887 in Washington Co., IA;  d. unk.; bd. unk.; unk. ch.

[listed as "Fred J.", b. Nov 1887 in the 4 Jun 1900 census of Spencer, McCook Co., SD];

26.03--Frank V. Thomas, b. Jul 1889 in Washington Co., IA;  d. unk.; bd. unk.; unk. ch.

[listed as "Frank V.", b. Jun 1886, in the 4 Jun 1900 census of Spencer, McCook Co., SD];

[Veda Thomas Ballard Note: Somewhere I have a photo of him with his wife taken in ND ca. 1918.]

26.04--Nelle "Nellie" Thomas, b. 8 Feb 1892 in Washington Co., IA; d. Jan 1974 in Mena, Polk Co., AR; bd. Pinecrest Mem. Pk., Mena, Polk Co., AR--Plot: Second Section of Part 2--Find A Grave Memorial# 19126327; m. 11 Jun 1913 in McCook Co., SD, to Cecil Clay Ragland (b. ca. 1886 in Texas; d. 1949; bd. Pinecrest Mem. Pk., Mena, Polk Co., AR--Plot: Second Section of Part 2--Find A Grave Memorial# 73085813);

[listed as "Nelley", b. Feb 1892, in the 4 Jun 1900 census of Spencer, McCook Co., SD];
[listed as Nelle Ragland, age 27, in the 8 Jan 1920 census of Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co., TX];
[listed as Nelle Ragland (mistranscribed on Ancestry.com as Refeal), age 38, in the 8 Apr 1930 census of Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX]

[listed as Cecil C. Ragland, s/o Geo. W. and Maud S. (nee unk.) Ragland, age 14 (b. Dec 1885 in TX) in the 29 Jun 1900 census of Pct. 2, Hill Co., TX];
[listed as Cecil Ragland, age 34, garage proprietor, in the 8 Jan 1920 census of Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co., TX];
[listed as Cecil C. Ragland (mistranscribed on Ancestry.com as Refeal), automobile mechanic, age 44, in the 8 Apr 1930 census of Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX]

 [John M. Gwin Note: We don't yet know if the following obituary is for the widow of the above Cecil:   (The following obituaries appeared in the **FEBRUARY 6, 2002** edition of the Citizen-Statesman, a weekly newspaper published in Celina, Clay Co., Tenn. All place names are in Tennessee unless otherwise noted.)  FRANCES STAFFORD RAGLAND, age 99, of Red Boiling Springs, died there February 3, 2002; born April 2, 1902, in Macon Co. to Jim and Betty UHLES STAFFORD; preceded in death by three husbands, John VEATCH, J.W. MORGAN, and Cecil RAGLAND; homemaker; interment in the Roark Cemetery.]



27.01--Ladene Ragland, b. ca. 1914 in SD; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as daughter Ladene Ragland, age 5, in the 8 Jan 1920 census of Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co., TX];
[listed as La-(illegible) Ragland (mistranscribed on Ancestry.com as Refeal), age 16, in the 8 Apr 1930 census of Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX]

27.02--Ardelle Ragland, b. ca. 1916 in SD; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as daughter Ardelle Ragland, age 3, in the 8 Jan 1920 census of Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co., TX];
[listed as Ardelle Ragland (mistranscribed on Ancestry.com as Refeal), age 14, in the 8 Apr 1930 census of Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX]

27.03--Montrose Ragland, b. ca. 1918 in TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as daughter Montrose Ragland, age 2, in the 8 Jan 1920 census of Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co., TX];
[listed as Montrose Ragland (mistranscribed on Ancestry.com as Refeal), age 12, in the 8 Apr 1930 census of Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX]

27.04--Lois N. Ione Ragland, b. ca. 1921 in TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Samuel Ralph Cameron; at least one ch.
[listed as Lois N. Ragland (mistranscribed on Ancestry.com as Refeal), age 9, in the 8 Apr 1930 census of Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX]

28.00--Tammy's father [PRIVATE]

29.00--Tammy Lynn Cameron, CONTRIBUTOR  [PRIVATE]


From: tammy lynn;
Date:
February 3, 2009;
To: jmcdgwin@zianet.com;
Subject: Raglands

Hi, I am a descendent of Cecil Clay Ragland and Nelle ThomasMy grandmother is Lois Ione (Ragland) Cameron, daughter of Cecil and Nelle. Lois married Samuel Ralph Cameron.

Tammy Cameron



Here's how Tammy and I are related:

22.00--Isham Gwin m. Mary Canterbury PARENTS 22.00--Isham Gwin m. Mary Canterbury
23.03--John Gwin m. Jane Walker SIBLINGS 23.08--Richard Gwin m. Nancy Watkins
24.03--Wm. Gwin m. Rose C. J. Wilson 1STCOUS 24.01--Mary Gwin m. Gideon Bear
25.02--Sutton Gwin m. Ida E. Basset 2NDCOUS 25.12--Martha J. Bear m. Henry C. Thomas
26.02--Jas. B. Gwin m. Ada Vardaman 3RDCOUS 26.04--Nelle Thomas m. Cecil C. Ragland
27.04--Adrian Gwin m. Dot Keeney 4THCOUS 27.04--Lois Ragland m. Samuel Cameron
28.01--John Gwin m. Sharon Hamrick 5THCOUS 28.00--Tammy's father m. Tammy's mother
29.00--John's kids 6THCOUS 29.00--Tammy Lynn Cameron
30.00--John's grandkids 7THCOUS 30.00--Tammy's kids



27.05--Cecil Clay Ragland, Jr., b. 25 Sep 1922 in Texhoma, Texas Co., OK; d. 10 Oct 2000, Coleman, Coleman Co., TX; bd. Hamlin Mem. Cem., Hamlin, Jones Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 65798041; m. 14 Jul 1960 to Imogene Howard (b. 21 Jan 1917; d. 18 Nov 1996 in Coleman Co., TX; bd. Hamlin Mem. Cem., Hamlin, Jones Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 65798054); unk. ch.;
[listed as Cecil C. Ragland (mistranscribed on Ancestry.com as Refeal), age 9, in the 8 Apr 1930 census of Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX]

27.06--Dorothy Lanelle Ragland, b. 17 Nov 1926 in Lubbock Co., TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Dorothy N. Ragland (mistranscribed on Ancestry.com as Refeal), age 3yrs. 5mos., in the 8 Apr 1930 census of Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX]


Two items in red were copied by John Gwin from two USGenWeb 
Archives
files contribute
adotcomd, respectively, 10 July 2001 by
Sonny Hall
<shallatbalist> and 25 Sep 2000 by Gene
Phillips <genephillipsatjunodotcom> at
http://www.tdh.state.tx.us/
bvs/registra/index.htm [JMGwin: Is Sharolett a child of C. C.
Ragland, Jr.?]

Ragland, Dorothy Lanelle, b. 17 Nov 1926 in
Lubbock Co., TX, to Nell Thomas and Cecil Ragland

RAGLAND, SHAROLETT, female; 0424; b. 1948 in El
Paso Co., TX, to
Darlene Bernice Payne and
Loyd Cecil Ragland


[Veda Thomas Ballard Note: We know that Martha Bear and her husband Henry Thomas had seven children. The fourth child was Nellie born in Feb 1892. That was all I knew until last week when I located their marriage record in McCook Co., SD marriages. Nellie was married to Cecil C. Ragland on June 11, 1913. He listed his birth place as Texas. In the 1930 Lubbock County, Texas, federal census they are listed with six children (go take a look) and her father Henry is also residing with them. The U.S. Social Security Death Index shows Nelle (She seems to have dropped the "i" in her name after the marriage) was born February 8, 1892 and died in January 1974 in Dallas, Texas. -- Veda Thomas Ballard - Jul 8, 2006]

[John M. Gwin Note: Thanks, Veda! Using your good tips, I was able to locate the Cecil Ragland family in 1920 and 1930 and learn the first names of the six kids.]


26.05--Henrietta Thomas, b. Dec 1892 in Washington Co., IA;
[listed as "Henry Etta", age 3, b. Dec 1896, in the 4 Jun 1900 census of Spencer, McCook Co., SD];

26.06--Wilbur Clough Thomas, b. 09 Apr 1894, in Kalona, Washington Co., IA; d. 10 Jun 1920 in Glendive, MT; m. 18 Jun 1915 in Miles City, Custer Co., MT (see how Miles City might fit in?) to Josephine Bauman (b. 28 Aug 1895 in Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland/Germany/Germany; imm. to USA in 1907, ca. age 12; d. 03 Jun 1978 in Salt Lake City, UT; bd. unk.; m2. Mr. Barrett; m3. Mr. Palmer); at least three ch.;
[listed as "Wilbur C.", age 6, b. Apr 1894, in the 4 Jun 1900 census of Spencer, McCook Co., SD];
[listed as Wilbur C. Thomas, railroad fireman, age 25 and b. IA/Germany/PA, in the 8 Jan 1920 census of Mandan, Morton Co., ND]

[listed as Josephine Thomas, age 24 and b. Switzerland/Germany/Germany, in the 8 Jan 1920 census of Mandan, Morton Co., ND]


[Veda Thomas Ballard Note: He was working on the RR and had an accident. He was taken to the RR hospital in Glendive where he contracted pneumonia and died. He was buried in Mandan, Morton Co., ND. Josephine had three children and was pregnant with #4 at the time.]

27.01--Mark Thomas, son, b. ca. Oct 1915 in ND/IA/Switzerland; d. bef. 2011; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk.ch.
[listed as Mark Thomas, age 4y 3m, and b. ND/IA/Switzerland, in the 8 Jan 1920 census of Mandan, Morton Co., ND]

27.02--Elsie Martha Thomas, b. ca. Nov 1917 in ND/IA/Switzerland; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. James Eugene Castle (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least one ch.
[listed as Elsie Thomas, age 2y 2m, and b. ND/IA/Switzerland, in the 8 Jan 1920 census of Mandan, Morton Co., ND]

28.01--Sharon Castle, [PRIVATE] m. Charles Robert Blankenship [PRIVATE]

28.02--David Castle, [PRIVATE] m. Delores Lake[PRIVATE]

29.01--Michael D. Castle, [PRIVATE] m. Candice (nee unk.) [PRIVATE]

30.01--Braydon Castle, [PRIVATE]

30.02--Kinsington Lake Castle, [PRIVATE]

29.02--Nancy Lynne Castle, [PRIVATE] m. John Gaspari [PRIVATE]

29.03--Cynthia Ann Castle, [PRIVATE] m. Randall Poupard [PRIVATE]

28.03--Nancy Jeanne Castle, deceased [PRIVATE]


[John M. Gwin Note:  Unless otherwise noted, Elsie's obituary is the source for her descendants in the above outline.  Some errors may exist in the outline where descendency and birth order were unclear.]

Elsie Castle

YORK - Elsie Martha Thomas Castle, 93, of 6 Lynwood Cir., died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Willow Brook Nursing Center in Rock Hill.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a. m., Saturday, June 4, 2011, at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.  Father Donald Lowery will be officiating.

Elsie was a daughter of the late Wilbur C. Thomas and Josephine Bauman Thomas Barrett Palmer.  She was the widow of James Eugene Castle.  She was a member of the The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.  Elsie will be remembered as a very patient teacher and a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She was a stamp collector and an avid gardener, loved to play bridge, and enjoyed cooking, sewing, and painting.  She was a member of the York Artist Guild and York White Rose Book Club, served her church many years as an altar guild, and edited a cookbook for the church.

She is survived by a daughter, Sharon Blankenship, and her husband, Charles Robert of Greer, SC; a son, David Castle, and his wife, Delores Lake of of Sanford, NC; a brother, Howard Thomas of Canton, GA; three grandchildren, Nancy Lynne Gaspari, and her husband, John; Cynthia Anne Poupard and her husband, Randall; and Michael D. Castle and his wife, Candice; and two great-grandchildren, Braydon Castle amd Kinsington Lake Castle. 

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy Jeanne Castle; two brothers, Wilbur Thomas and Mark Thomas; her half brother, Carl Barrett; two stepsisters, Helen Barrett Hansen and Verna Barrett Hale; and stepbrother John Elmo Barrett.

Visitation will be held at the Episcopal Chruch of the Good Shepherd Parish Hall on Saturday, June 4, 2011, following the service.

Memorials may be made to The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 108 E. Liberty St., York, SC  29745 (or York Place, 234 Kings Mountain St., York, SC  29745) and National Parkinson Foundation, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown MD  21741-5018.

Bratton Funeral Home in York is serving the Castle family.

Published in The Herald from June 1 to June 3, 2011

Read more: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/heraldonline/obituary.aspx?n=elsie-castle&pid=151442361&fhid=9012#ixzz1SbeJtASd






27.03--Howard Thomas, b. ca. Apr 1919 in ND/IA/Switzerland; [PRIVATE]
[listed as Howard Thomas, age 0y 9m, and b. ND/IA/Switzerland, in the 8 Jan 1920 census of Mandan, Morton Co., ND]

27.04--Wilbur Thomas, b. aft. 1919; d. bef. 2011; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

27.00--Mr. Thomas (Veda's father); [PRIVATE]
28.00--Veda Thomas; [PRIVATE] m. Jay G. Ballard [PRIVATE]
26.07--Ralph G. Thomas, b. Jan 1900, in SD;




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25.14--Winna/Wina/Winora "Winnie" Mary Bear, b. 5 Nov 1866 in Washington, IA; d. 27 May 1958 in Des Moines, IA; bd. Glendale Cem., Des Moines, Polk Co., IA--Plot: Blk F--Find A Grave Memorial# 101915203; m. 19 Jan 1886 (Pat Critz's G. B. Fam. Bible has 11 Jan 1885) in Richmond, IA, to Charles Henry Critz (b. ca. 1864; d. 21 May 1936 at his home; bd. Glendale Cem., Des Moines, Polk Co., IA--Plot: Blk F--Find A Grave Memorial# 101915221); eight ch.

[listed as Winna Bear, age 13, b. in IA/PA/IN, in the 21 Jun 1880 census of English River Twp., Washington Co., IA]
[listed as Wina Bear, age 18, in the 1885 Iowa State Census of T77 R8 S36 SE SE, Washington Co., IA]

26.01--Celeste J. Critz, b. 12 Apr 1887; d. 15 May 1969; bd. unk.; m. 2 Oct 1912 to Orville Clayton "Clate" Capps (b. Oct 1886 in Martinsburg, Keokuk Co., IA; d. age 64 in 1951; bd. unk.); unk. ch.
[listed as Celeste J. Capps, 53, in the 29 Apr 1940 census of Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA]

[listed as Orville C. Capps, 53, tool edger in own shop, in the 29 Apr 1940 census of Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA]

27.01--Ruth V. Capps, b. ca. 1919 in IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Leroy James Elgas (b. 19 Nov 1913 in Des Moines, Polk Co., IA; d. 31 May 2007 in Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA; bd. Mount Olivet Cem., Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA--Find A Grave Memorial# 20234364); at least one ch.

[listed as Ruth V. Capps, 21, in the 29 Apr 1940 census of Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA]

[listed as Leroy J. Capps, 27, in the 29 Apr 1940 census of Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA]

28.01--Robert Leroy Elgas, b. 29 May 1939 in IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Katherine Anne "Kathy" Mellem [PRIVATE]; unk. ch.

[listed as Robert T. Elgas, 10 mos., in the 29 Apr 1940 census of Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA]

27.02--Helen E. Capps, b. ca. 1922 in IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

[listed as Helen E. Capps, 18, in the 29 Apr 1940 census of Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA]

27.03--Alice M. Capps, b. ca. 1924 in IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

[listed as Alice M. Capps, 16, in the 29 Apr 1940 census of Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA]

26.02--Wayne Leo Critz, b. 27 Oct 1888 in Richmond, IA; d. 20 Oct 1933; bd. Glendale Cem., Des Moines, Polk Co., IA--Plot: Blk F--Find A Grave Memorial# 101915165; m. May 1914 to Mildred McCann (b. unk.; d. 13 Dec 1930; bd. Glendale Cem., Des Moines, Polk Co., IA--Plot: Blk F--Find A Grave Memorial# 101915174); unk. ch.

[listed as Wayne L. Critz, 41, b. IA/IA/IA, railroad office chief clerk, in the 5 Apr 1930 census of Des Moines, Polk Co., IA]

[listed as Mildred Critz, 34, b. IA/IA/IA, in the 5 Apr 1930 census of Des Moines, Polk Co., IA]

26.03--Paul Francis Critz, b. 21 Jan 1893 in Washington, IA; d. 3 Apr 1964 in VA; bd: Arlington Nat. Cem., Arlington, Arlington Co., VA--Note: SFC CO C 137 ENGRS EC USA--Plot: Sec: 43, Site: 114--Find A Grave Memorial# 49172522; m. 25 Dec 1923 to Ruth A. Miller (b. ca. 1904 in IA; d. aft. 1940; bd. unk.); unk. ch.

[listed as Paul F. Critz, 37, b. IA/IA/IA, US govt. civil engineer, in the 1930 census of Washington, DC]
[listed as Paul F. Critz, 47, b. IA, highway engineer, in the 1940 census of Washington, DC]

[listed as Ruth M. Critz, 25, b. IA/NY/IA, in the 1930 census of Washington, DC]
[listed as Ruth A. Critz, 36, b. IA, in the 1940 census of Washington, DC]

From a Rootsweb Guestbook
Name: Debra S. Krause <DSD54 at aol dot com>
Date: 2008-04-02
How I found this page Searched for Mary Anne Critz (my aunt)
How I am related My mother's maiden name was Dorothy Critz.
City & State Des Moines, Iowa
Comments: I always enjoy reading Critz family information. My grandfather was Mark Owen Critz, originally from Washington, Iowa. His father, Paul F. Critz, served in World War I.

26.04--Marie E. Critz, b. 21 Sep 1894 in Washington, IA; d. Jun 1964 in Cedar Falls, IA; bd. unk.; m. 29 Sep 1915 to Peter E. Theisinger (b. 5 Aug 1895 in IA; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least one ch.

[listed as Marie Theisinger, 25, b. IA/IA/IA, in the 5 Jan 1920 census of Sumner, Bremer Co., IA]
[listed as Marie E. Theisinger, 35, b. IA/IA/IA, in the 10 Apr 1930 census of Cedar Falls, Black Hawk Co., IA]
[listed as Marie Theisinger, 45, b. IA, in the 18 Apr 1940 census of Cedar Falls, Black Hawk Co., IA]

[listed as Peter Theisinger, 24, plumber, b. IA/US/US, in the 5 Jan 1920 census of Sumner, Bremer Co., IA]
[listed as Peter E. Theisinger, 34, plumber, b. IA/IL/IA, in the 10 Apr 1930 census of Cedar Falls, Black Hawk Co., IA]
[listed as Peter Theisinger, plumber, 44, b. IA, in the 18 Apr 1940 census of Cedar Falls, Black Hawk Co., IA]

27.00--Leslie P. Theisinger, son, b. 19 Jan 1917 in IA; d. 15 Dec 1992; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.; Last Known Residence: Merritt Island, Brevard Co., FL (Florida), 32953

[listed as Leslie Theisinger, son, age 2 yrs. 11 mos., b. IA/IA/IA, in the 5 Jan 1920 census of Sumner, Bremer Co., IA]
[listed as Leslie P. Theisinger, 13, b. IA/IA/IA, in the 10 Apr 1930 census of Cedar Falls, Black Hawk Co., IA]
[listed as Leslie P. Theisinger, 23, b. IA, in the 18 Apr 1940 census of Cedar Falls, Black Hawk Co., IA]

26.05--Dorothy Helen Critz, b. 4 Oct 1897 in Washington, IA; d.18 Jul 1930, age 32, in Des Moines, IA; bd. Glendale Cem., Des Moines, Polk Co., IA--Plot: Blk F--Find A Grave Memorial# 101915192; m. never; no known ch.

26.06--
Mark Owen Critz, b. 16 Dec 1901 in Washington Co., IA; d. 12 Jun 1975 in West Des Moines, Polk Co., IA; bd. unk.; m. 21 May 1932 in Monmouth, IL, to Gretchen Marie Spencer (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least one ch.

27.00--Hal J. Critz, [PRIVATE]; m. Patricia "Pat" [PRIVATE]; unk. ch.


From: Pat Critz <patriciadotcritzatverizondotnet>
Subject: Baer/Gwin - Critz Families
Date: May 21, 2012
To: jmcdgwin@ziamet.com


Dear John,
...My husband, Hal J. Critz, is the great-grandson of Gideon Bear.  His grandfather was Charles and father, Mark Owen Critz. I have all their dates and info.  He had forgotten his grandmother Winnie (Winora Mary Bear) had told him they had lost a baby girl between his dad and Aunt Alice.
    Most of the information on the Baer/Gwin families I got from Gideon's family Bible which was given to me by Hal's Aunt Alice.  Am not sure who gave it to her...
Hope to hear from you
Pat Critz


Critz Family (courtesy Patricia Critz, from her site on Ancestry.com)
l-r, front: Winnie, Charles, Alice, Mark; back: Celeste, Paul, Marie





26.07--infant girl Critz, b. est. 1905; d. bef.1910 census; bd. unk.; confirmed by Pat Critz's letter, above.

26.08--Alice Mary Critz, b. 1907; d. 1994; bd. Glendale Cem., Des Moines, Polk Co., IA--Plot: Blk F--Find A Grave Memorial# 101915184; m. unk.; unk. ch.

The Kalona News,
"Looking Back" By Jim Truelson; Published: Wed., 1 Jun 2011
75 years ago:  May 21, 1936, Richmond

Charles Critz, a member of a pioneer family of Washington county and an early resident of Richmond, passed away at his home. On January 19th, 1886, he was married to Winnie Bear at Richmond. Eight children were born to this union.

Name: Winnie N Critz
Home in
1900:
Washington,
Washington Co., IA
Age: 33
Birth Date: Nov 1866
Birthplace: Iowa
R2HOH Wife
FPOB: Pennsylvania
MPOB: Indiana
Mom: #LvgCh: 5 of 5
Spouse: Charles Critz
YOM: 1886
YrsMd: 14
House-
hold:
Name Age
Charles Critz 36
Winnie N Critz 33
Celesta J Critz 13
Wayne L Critz 11
Paul F Critz 7
Marie E Critz 5
Dorothy H Critz 2

Name: Charles Critz
Age in 1910: 45
YOB: 1865
POB: Iowa
R2HOH: Head
[Self (Head)
FPOB: France
MPOB: Iowa
Spouse: Winnie Critz
Home in 1910: Washington Ward 1, Washington, Iowa
MarStat: Married
House-
hold:
Name Age
Charles Critz 45
Winnie Critz 43
Celeste Critz 23
Paul Critz 17
Marie Critz 15
Dorothy Critz 12
Mark Critz 8
Alice Critz 2

















Scans of Six Pages from Gideon Bear's Family Bible
The original Bible is owned and shared here by Fourth Cousins Once Removed Hal and Patricia Critz, who sent these scans to me,
John Gwin, in May 2012.  In the event any of the images does not appear, I have added my transcription thereof immediately below each.




above:  This is the title page of the Gideon and Mary Gwin Bear family Bible published by the National Publishing Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, and by Jones, Junkin, and Co., Chicago, Ill, in 1869.  Its title begins, "THE DEVOTIONAL AND PRACTICAL POLYGLOTT FAMILY BIBLE CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS," continuing with three more lengthy phrases describing additional content and features found within.


above:  Clearly visible in ink are two entries, both of which appear to be in the same fine hand: "Mrs. M. A. Coffman" in the upper right hand corner, and "Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Bear Family Record" slightly below center.  Less visible and just below the latter, one may be able to read in another's less refined hand a third, very faded entry in pencil, "The old family Bible".  And fourthly, just below the first and at the top of the water stain, in what appears to be the same hand as the third, also in very faded pencil, is the somewhat illegible entry, "...family Bible...", having at least one word before and at least two after.


above:  This page with highly ornate Celtic-style border is entitled "FAMILY RECORD" below which are two columns labeled "BIRTHS" and "DEATHS", respectively; however, all of the ten entries are births.

BIRTHS
Richard Wood Gwin Was born January the 31 AD 1804 [John M. Gwin Note: I have him as Richard Walton Gwin]
Nancy Watkins was Born March the 15th A D 1807
Gideon Bear was Born August the 7th AD1810
Mary Gwin was Born February the 15th AD 1825
William Bear was Born October the 6th AD 1842
DEATHS
Elizabeth Bear as Born June the 6th AD 1844
Jane Bear was Born November the 19th AD 1845
Samuel H. Bear was Born August the 10th AD 1847
Margarett A. Bear Was Born April the 12 AD 1849
Richard G. Bear was Born March the 18th AD 1851


above:  This page with highly ornate Celtic-style border is entitled "FAMILY RECORD" below which are two columns labeled "BIRTHS" and "DEATHS", respectively.  Indeed, all of the seven entries on the left are births, and all the eight on the right are deaths.

BIRTHS
Nancy E. Bear was Born January the 21th AD 1854
Wilber G. Bear was Born March the 22th AD 1856
Clary J. Bear was Born January the 25th AD 1859
Mary Alice Bear was Born April the 29th AD 1861
Martha Jane Bear was Born June the 9th AD 1863
Charles E. Bear was Born June the 16th AD 1865
Winnora Bear was Born November the 5th AD 1866
DEATHS
Gideon Bear died December 1st 1884
Mary Gwin Bear died November 28th 1893
John Sterling died Feb 16 - 1901
James W. Coffman died Mach 10 - 1909
Bell Powers Bear died Jan 30 - 1911
Sarah Bear died July 1914
Frank Haag died Jan 20 - 1917
Wilber G. Bear Died Jan 7th 1939


above:  This page with highly ornate Celtic-style border is entitled "FAMILY RECORD" below which are two columns labeled "BIRTHS" and "DEATHS", respectively; however, the word "BIRTHS" has been overwritten in someone's cursive with "Deaths", and the entries there are a continuation of the column on the right.

BIRTHS
Deaths
Margaret A. Coffman died Dec 22 1923
Richard Bear Died 1933
Nancy Figgins Died 1934
Pressley Figgins Died
DEATHS

Jane Bear Died July 27th AD 1847
Also one infant Son unnamed Died February 2th AD 1853
William Bear Died July 1th AD 1863
Charles E. Bear Died August the 17th AD 1865
Elizabeth Bear (Sterling) died Aug. 30, 1895
Martha Bear Thomas died July 19, 1907
Samuel H. Bear died Jan - 19 - 1911

above:  This page with highly ornate Celtic-style border is entitled "FAMILY RECORD" below which are two columns, each labeled "MARRIAGES", each containing the names and date of three marriages. 

MARRIAGES
Gideon Bear and Mary Gwin was Married September the 12 AD 1841
Richard Wood Gwin and Nancy Watkins was Married April 15th AD 1824
John W. Sterling and Elizabeth Bear was married November 14th AD 1861
MARRIAGES
James W Coffman and Margaret A. Bear was married March 16th AD 1865
Samuel H Bear and Sarah Bowersock was Married December the 10 AD 1865
Pressley Figgins and Nancy E. Bear was Married September the 18th AD 1873


above:  This page contains no printed images, consisting entirely of these handwritten heading and entries:

Family Record
Marriages Continued from oposite page,

Richard W. Bear and Eliza Turnipseed were married Jan 1st 1874 New Years day
Wilber G. Bear and Bell Powers were marrid Dec 25th
Clara S. Bear and Rabern Turnipseed were married Jan 25 - 1877
Mary Alice Bear and Frank Haag were married April 27 - 1878
Martha Jane Bear and Henry Thomas were married Apr. 2 - 1885
Winora Bear and Charley H. Critz were married January 11 - 1885

 





View from Another Line


[John M. Gwin Note: My fifth cousin, Veda Ballard, emailed me with the following information, all of which appears below in this green. On Saturday, March 11, 2006, at 03:44 PM, Veda wrote: I'm searching for a Martha Baer born in Washington, IA, in the 1860's (my great-grandmother). Her grandparents may be Gwin and Canterbury. Martha married Henry Thomas in Washington Co., IA. One of their sons was Wilber Thomas (my grandfather), born in Kalona, IA, in 1894, according to his marriage certificate. Can you help me? Veda Thomas Ballard p i n e t r e e s 4 0 0 a t n c w s d o t c o m     Veda's Thomas line appears at the right (these people are unrelated to me) in a separate column until they meet with Martha and Henry in generation five below.]

From: "Veda" pinetrees400 at ncws dot com
Date: Wed Jun 07, 2006
To: "John Gwin" <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
Subject: Just checking in....
Hi there! Hope you and your kin are doing fine. I spent some time at the library the other evening and found these. I don't know if you already have this info but here goes.
 
Our records carry 22 Dec 1801 as the marriage date of John Adam Baer and Anna Margaretha Heilman, right?   In Lehigh County Hilffrich Pastoral Records, it states Anna Margaretha married John Adam Bahr on 5 Feb 1805. It was a private wedding in someone's home, and the church's pastor performed the ceremony.  Don't know which I should take as correct.
 
Gideon Baer had two sisters.  Lydia--born 26 Mar 1812 in Lehigh County, PA, and Maria--born 5 Feb 1814 same place.
 
Couldn't find the girls in a census, so I began checking births/deaths in PA and IA...Finally located a Lydia E. Bear who died 25 Mar 1864 and was buried in the Washington County Cemetery. Maybe she never married and came south to IA to be near her brother?
 
Take care,
Veda



Following, then, is Veda's version of the family birth order:

25.06--Margaret A. Baer, b. 12 Apr 1849 in [city], Washington Co., IA,
 

25.07--Richard G. Baer, b. 18 Mar 1851 in [city], Washington Co., IA,
 

25.08--Nancy E. Baer, b. 21 Jan 1854 in [city], Washington Co., IA,
 

25.09--Wilbur J. Baer, b. 23 Mar 1856 in [city], Washington Co., IA,; 
 

25.10--Clara Sideen Bear, b. 25 Jan 1859 in [city], Washington Co., IA,
 

25.11--Mary Alice Baer, b. 29 Apr 1861 in [city], Washington Co., IA,

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
21.00--Mr. Thomas, b. unk.;

22.00--Johann Bernard Thomas, b. 28 Apr 1757, Fauerbach, Hesse, Germany; d.13 Dec 1789 in FHG; m. unk. date to Maria Dorothea Holler (b. 23 Sep 1756; d. 07 Mar 1838 both in Fauerbach, Hesse, Germany); 1 known ch;

23.00--Johann Kasper Thomas, b. 04 Aug 1785, Fauerbach, Hesse, Germany; m. 10 May 1808, FHG, to Anna Eva Billasch (b. 25 Aug 1784; d. 4 Mar 1814, in FHG)


24.01--Johann Kasper Thomas, b. 08 Apr 1809 in Fauerbach, Hesse, Ger;

24.02--Johann Philipp Thomas (seems odd spelling but document shows it this way), b. 20 Mar 1811 in FHG; m. 09 Sep 1838 in FHG to Anna Eva Kammer (b. 22 Dec 1816; d. 18 Sep 1864 in English River Twnsp., Washington Co., IA; d. 22 Aug 1878 English River Twnsp., Washington Co., IA

25.01--Susanna Katharina Thomas, b. 25 Jun 1839 in Fauerbach, Hesse, Germany;  d. 19 Sep 1892 in English River Twnsp.,Washington Co., IA; m. 25 Dec1857 in English River Twnsp.,Washington Co., IA, to James Beadleston ()

25.02--Elisabetha Thomas, b. 30 Oct 1840 in Fauerbach, Hesse, Germany; d. unk.; m. 21 Mar 1854 in English River Twnsp.,Washington Co., IA, to Wesley Ritchey;

25.03--Katharina Thomas, b. 08 Jun 1847, in Fauerbach, Hesse, Germany; d. 01 Dec 1900 in Pilotsburg, Washington Co., IA; m. 29 Apr 1875 in English River Twnsp., Washington Co., IA, to John Bitting ( );

25.04--Mary Marguerite Thomas, b. 15 Jun 1851 Petersburg, Grant Co., WV; m. 30 Jun 1875, Council Bluffs, IA, to Andrew Thomas Surber, Jr. ();

25.12--Martha J. Baer, b. 1863 in Washington Co., IA, ("Mattie" age 17 and single in 1880, still living at home); m. bef. 1894 in Washington Co., IA, to Henry Thomas, b. 23 Oct 1853 in Petersburg (but a census record says Hardy Co., VA [now WV]); d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. 2 Apr 1885 in Washington Co., IA, to Martha Jane Bear; 7 known ch.
[listed as "M. J.", b. Jan 1863, in the 4 Jun 1900 census of Spencer, McCook Co., SD]

[listed as "H.C.", b. Oct 1855, in the 4 Jun 1900 census of Spencer, McCook Co., SD]
25.05--Henry Thomas, b. 23 Oct 1853 in Petersburg (but a census record says Hardy Co., VA [now WV]); m. 2 Apr 1885 in Washington Co., IA, on a farm belonging to one of her relatives (?) to Martha Jane Bear; 7 known ch.
[listed as "H. C.", b. Oct 1855, in the 4 Jun 1900 census of Spencer, McCook Co., SD];
[listed as Henry Thomas
, age 75, father-in-law, residing with his daughter, Nelle Ragland (mistranscribed on Ancestry.com as Refeal), in the 8 Apr 1930 census of Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX]




25.13--Charles E. Bear, b. 16 Jun 1865 (not living at home in 1880)

25.14--Minora Winnie Baer, b. 5 Nov 1866, ("Winna" age 13 and single in 1880, still living at home)



















Additional Census Info
for Gideon and Mary Gwin Bear and their descendants



From the 28 Sep 1850 Census of the 20 Division, Washington Co., Iowa
Res/Fam
Name
Sex Age
Est DOB
fr. age
POB
$Real
Prop.
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
662/662
Geadeon Bare
m
40
[1810]
PA
50
farmer
This is Gideon Bear. He and Mary are living next door to her parents, Richard and Nancy.

Mare Bare
f
24
[1826]



This has to be Mary Gwin Bear.
2
(Tetha?) Bare
f
16
[1834]



This person must be a child be a previous marriage of Gideon and therefore Mary's stepdaughter. The transcription is my best guess.

William Bare
m
7
[1843]



This is Mary's son William. There is no sign of (Charles, so I assume he has died young.

Elizabeth Bare
f
6
[1844]





Samuel Bare
m
3
[1847]



This is Samuel H. Bear who will be committed to the Iowa Hospital for the Insane before 1900.

Margartt Bare
f
1
[1849]






From the 14 Jul 1860 Census of Richmond, English River Twnp., Washington Co., Iowa

Res/Fam
Name
Sex Age
Est DOB
fr. age
POB
$Real
Prop.
$Pers.
Prop.
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
590/579
Gideon Bear
m
48
[1812]
PA
15600
3934
farmer


Mary Bear f
34
[1826]
IN





William Bear m
17
[1843] IA





Elizabeth Bear f
16
[1844] IA





Samuel Bear m
12
[1848] IA





Margaret Bear f
10
[1850] IA





Richard Bear m
7
[1853] IA





Nancy E. Bear f
6
[1854] IA





Wilbur Bear m
5
[1855] IA





Clara S. Bear f
1
[1859] IA





From the  21 Jun 1880 Census of English River Twnp., Washington Co., IA
Res/Fam
 Name
Relat.
to HOH
Age
Est. DOB
POB
F's
POB
M's
POB
John M. Gwin Comments
158/166
Gideon Bear
head
69
[1811]
PA
PA
PA


Mary Bear
wife
55
[1825] IN
TN
KY
This is Mary, firstborn child of Richard W. Gwin and Nancy Watkins Gwin, and J.D., Ryan, Tate, and Zachary Johnson's and Asher Pihlaja's first cousin six times removed!

Mattie Bear
dau
17
[1863] IA
PA
TN


Winna Bear
dau
13
[1867] IA
PA
TN


Adam Kye
[blank]
27
[1853] NY
Germany
Germany



From the 18 Jun 1880 Census of English River Twnp., Washington Co., IA
Res/Fam
 Name
Relat.
to HOH
Race
Sex
Age
Est. DOB
Occ
POB
FPOB
MPOB
John M. Gwin Comments
199/203
S. H. Bear

w m 32
[1848]
farmer
IA
PA
IL
This is Samuel H. Bear, son of Mary and Gideon, grandson of Richard and Nancy, g-grandson of Isham and Mary, and my own 2nd cousin thrice removed.

Sarah Bear

w f 30
[1850]
PA
PA
PA


Bertha Bear

w f 10
[1870]
IA IA PA

Charles H. Bear

w m 8
[1872]
IA IA PA

Mary P. Bear

w f 6
[1874]
IA IA PA

Anna Bear

w f 2
[1878]
IA IA PA

Baby Bear

w f 3mo.
[Apr
1880]

IA IA PA


From the 1895 Iowa State Census of English River Twp., Washington Co., IA
Res/Fam
Name
Race/
Sex
Age
Est DOB
fr. age
POB
Marr.
Stat.
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
189/197
Richard W. Bear
wm
43
1852
Washington Co., IA
m
______er
This is the first time we've seen his middle initial, which I'm betting is for Walton, after his grandfather--or it could be Watkins, after his grandmother, but less likely so.  His occupation is probably "farmer", but the first part is out of the photograph, which, BTW, is on p. 32 of 43 on Ancestry.com.

Eliza J. Bear
wf
44
1851
Washington Co., IA m
______house
Her occupation is probably "keeping house", but the first part is out of the photograph.

Jay Bear
wm
17
1878
Washington Co., IA s




From the  1 Jun 1900 Census of
Iowa Hospital for the Insane, Mt. Pleasant, Henry Co., IA
Res/
Fam

 Name
Relat.
to HOH
Age
DOB
Marr.
Stat.
Yrs.
Md.
POB
F's
POB
M's
POB
John M. Gwin Comments

Samuel Bear
patient
51
Aug 1848
m
31
IA
PA
IA
This is without question our Samuel Bear. How sad that he ended up here. Was he a dementia patient? Is "dementia" today what was "insanity" in 1900?


From the  1 Jun 1900 Census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA
Res/
Fam

 Name
Relat.
to HOH
Age
DOB
Marr.
Stat.
Yrs.
Md.
POB
F's
POB
M's
POB
John M. Gwin Comments
7/7
Mrs. S. M. Bear
head
49
Oct 1850 m
31
PA
PA PA This is Sarah Bear (nee Bowersox, according to Beth Ann C. Geltz), wife of the Samuel Bear who was committed to the hospital for the insane some years earlier. She is the daughter-in-law of Gideon and Mary Gwin Bear.

Myrtle Bear
daughter
20
Apr 1880
s

IA
IA
PA Myrtle must be the daughter , b. ca. Apr. 1880, who was still unnamed in 1880.

Tessie Bear
daughter
9
Jan 1891
s

IA
IA
PA That there are 11 years between Myrtle and Tessie may have had something to do with Samuel's not being able to handle things mentally. Did many children die between the two?
.
From the  4 Jun 1900 Census of Spencer, McCook Co., SD
Res/
Fam

 Name
Relat.
to HOH
Race/Sex/
Age
DOB
Marr.Stat./
Ch.Bn/Lvg.
Yrs.
Md.
POB
S/F/M
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
68/69
H. C. Thomas
head
wm/44
Oct 1855
m
15
WV/Germany/Germany
farmer
This is Henry C. Thomas (we learn his middle initial here), husband of our 5.12  Martha J. Bear.

M. J. Thomas wife
wf/36
Jan'y 1863
m/6/6 15
IA/PA/IN

This is 5.12 Martha J. Bear, the baby.

E. G. Thomas son
wm/13
Jun 1886
s

IA/WV/IA

This is Everett G. Thomas whom we've seen in 1920 and 1930

Fred J. Thomas son
wm/12
Nov 1887
s

IA/WV/IA


Frank V. Thomas son
wm/10
Jul 1889
s

IA/WV/IA


Nelley Thomas daughter
wf/8
Feb 1892
s

IA/WV/IA


Wilbur C. Thomas son
wm/6
Apr 1894
s

IA/WV/IA
Hmmm. Cousin Veda has the birth order different from this 1900 census; she has Henrietta as being older than Wilbur.

Henry Etta Thomas daughter
wf/3
Dec 1896
s

IA/WV/IA












From the  28 Jun
1900
Census of English River, Washington Co., IA

Res/
Fam

 Name
Relat.
to HOH
Age
DOB
Marr.Stat./
Yrs.Md.
No.ch./
ch.lvg.
POB
S/F/M
John M. Gwin Comments
358/359
Richard W. Bear
head
49
Mar 1851
m/25

IA/PA/IL


Eliza J. Bear
wife
49
Sep 1850
m/25
2/1
IA/OH/OH
Her report here is that Jay is the only surviving child of this line.
Sarah Jane Bear...........English River, Keokuk, IA ..abt 1844 Pennsylvania.........................................Head 
Wm. Bear .................Sarah Jane English River, Keokuk, IA ..abt 1861 Pennsylvania.............................Son 
Eunice Bear ...............Sarah Jane English River, Keokuk, IA ..abt 1873 Iowa................................Daughter 
From the  23 Apr 1910 Census of Cedar, Washington Co., IA
Res/
Fam

 Name
Relat.
to HOH
Age
DOB
Marr.Stat./
Yrs.Md.
No.Ch./
Ch.lvg.
POB
S/F/M
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
70/70
Samuel H. Bear
head
62
1848
m1/41

IA/PA/PA
farmer
This is the same Samuel who was in the hospital for the mentally handicapped last census! Welcome home, Samuel!

Sarah Bear
wife
60
1850
m1/41
8/4
IA/PA/PA


Tessie L. Bear
daughter
19
1881


IA/IA/IA



Chas. V. Crull
grandson
16
1894


IA/OH/IA

This tells us that one of the daughters married a Crull, and now for some reason, both parents are evidently dead. I wonder what happened. Let's check 1900 for Charles.

From the  6 May 1910 Census of Benton Twp., McCook Co., SD
Res/
Fam

 Name
Relat.
to HOH
Race/Sex/
Age
Est
DOB
Marr.Stat./
Ch.Bn/Lvg.
Yrs.
Md.
POB
S/F/M
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
239/240
Henery C. Thomas
head
wm/55
1855
wid/[BLANK] [BLANK]
WV/Germany/Germany
farmer
So Margaret J. has died in the last decade. Was it from complications during childbirth? She was awfully young.

Everett G. Thomas son
wm/24
1886
s

IA/Germany/IA farm labor


Nellie Thomas daughter
wf/18
1892
s

IA/Germany/IA


Ralph G. Thomas son
wm/5
1905
s

SD/Germany/IA
Here is the seventh and (we assume) last child, Ralph.

From the 8 Jan 1920 Census of Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Relat
2HoH
Race/
Sex
Est.
DOB
Age
Marr.Stat./
POB
S/F/M
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
1508 S. Lake St./
224/248
Cecil Ragland
head
wm

34
m
TX/TN/TN
garage proprietor
See my comments on this family in the 1930 census below.

Nelle Ragland wife
wf

27
m
IA/WV/IA
none


Ladene Ragland daughter
wf

5
s
SD/TX/IA



Ardelle Ragland daughter
wf

3
s
SD/TX/IA



Montrose? Ragland daughter
wf

2
s
TX/TX/IA



From the 5 Jan 1920 Census of Mitchell, Davison Co., SD
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Relat
2HoH
Race/
Sex
Est.
DOB
Age
Marr.Stat./
POB
S/F/M
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
FM/69/90
Everett C. Thomas
head
wm
1887
33
m
IA/WV/IA
mechanic, auto garage
This is our Everett G. Thomas. The enumerator's hand is easy to read, and Ancestry.com did a good job transcribing.

Hannah Thomas wife
wf
1889
31
m
IA/Germany/Germany
none


Iona Thomas daughter
wf
1912
8
s
SD/IA/IA



Helen Thomas daughter
wf
1914
6
s
SD/IA/IA


From the 8 Apr 1930 Census of Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Relat
2HoH
Race/
Sex
Est.
DOB
Age
Marr.Stat./
Age1stMarr.
POB
S/F/M
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments


2124/181/194
Cecil C. Ragland
head
wm
1886
44
m/27
TX/TN/TN
auto mechanic
An auto mechanic! And he is clearly well-traveled, having left tracks all through this census: Texas to Iowa to South Dakota back to Texas to Oklahoma and back to Texas. (By the way, Ancestry.com understandably mistranscribed this enumerator's poor handwriting as "Refeal", so type this in if you're using Ancestry to locate this).

Nelle Ragland wife
wf
1892
38
m/21
IA/WV/IA
none
This is 6.04--Nellie Thomas Ragland, granddaughter of Mary Gwin and Gideon Bear.

[LaHeuwes] Ragland daughter
wf
1914
16

SD/TX/IA
none I'm not sure at all how to transcribe her first name. Maybe we'll see it better in the 1920 SD census.

[Ardelle] Ragland daughter wf
1916
14

SD/TX/IA none This is much clearer, and I'm pretty sure Ardelle is correct.

[Moutrue] Ragland daughter wf
1918
12

TX/TX/IA none I'm not sure of this first name either.

Lois N. Ragland daughter wf
1921
9

TX/TX/IA none

Cecil C. Ragland son
wm
1923
7

OK/TX/IA none This Cecil C.  is probably a Jr., so we'll call him  that for now.

Dorothy N. Ragland daughter wf
Dec 1926
3yrs.
5mos.

TX/TX/IA none

Henry Thomas
father-in-law
wm

75
m/(31?)
WV/Germany/Germany
none This is Nellie's father, Henry Thomas, who is most likely widowed, not married, I think.


From the 10 Apr 1930 Census of Rapids Twp., Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Relat
2HoH
Race/
Sex
Est.
DOB
Age
Marr.Stat./
Age1stMarr.
POB
S/F/M
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments


325 H Avenue/
394/419
Hanna L. Thomas
head
wf
1889
41
m/22
IA/Germany/Germany
none
Hannah states here that she's married, not widowed or separated, yet Everett is nowhere to be seen. Ah, now we've found him in SD, working as a salesman; perhaps the Great Depression has settled in on the family, and he's sent his family back to Iowa to live with her parents until they can make ends meet again.

Iona L. Thomas daughter
wf
1912
18
s
SD/IA/IA
Here we learn the middle initials of all three.

Helen H. Thomas daughter
wf
1914
16
s
SD/IA/IA

From the 23 Apr 1930 Census of Kimball, Brule Co., SD
Address/
Res/Fam
Name
Relat
2HoH
Race/
Sex
Est.
DOB
Age
Marr.Stat./
Age1stMarr.
POB
S/F/M
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments

237/255
Everett Thomas
head
wm
1888
42
m/24
IA/WV/IA
gasoline salesman
Here he is, still in SD and working as a gasoline salesman; perhaps the Great Depression has settled in on the family, and he's sent his family back to Iowa to live with her parents until they can make ends meet again.









Some Good Correspondence


Hi, John!

Johann Bernard Thomas
B-28 Apr 1757 Fauerbach, Hesse, Germany
M-year unknown to Maria Dorothea Holler B-23 Sep 1756
D-07 Mar 1838 both in Fauerbach, Hesse, Germany
Johann died 13 Dec 1789 in FHG
Children:
1.Johann Kasper B-04 Aug 1785 FHG 
 
Johann Kasper Thomas
B-O4 Aug 1785 Fauerbach, Hesse, Germany
M-10 May 1808 FHG to Anna Eva Billasch B-25 Aug 1784
D-4 Mar 1814 Both in FHG
Children:
 
1. Johann Kasper B-08 Apr 1809 Fauerbach, Hesse, Ger
2.  Johann Philipp (seems odd spelling but document
     shows it this way) B-20 Mar 1811 in FHG
 
Johann Philipp Thomas
B-20 Mar 1811 in Fauerbach, Hesse, Germany
M-09 Sep 1838 in FHG to Anna Eva Kammer B-22 Dec 1816 D-18 Sep 1864 in English River Twnsp., Washington, IA
D-22 Aug 1878 English River Twnsp., WA, IA
Children:
1.   Susanna Katharina B-25 Jun 1839 in FHG   M-25 Dec 1857 James Beadleston   English River Twnsp.,WA,IA D-19 Sep 1892 in ERTWI
2.   Elisabetha B-30 Oct 1840 in FHG  M-21 Mar 1854 in ERTWI  Wesley Ritchey.  D-unknown
3.   Katharina  B-08 Jun 1847 FHG  M-29 Apr 1875 John Bitting in English River Twnsp.,WA,IA  D-01 Dec 1900 in Pilotsburg, WA, IA
4.   Mary Marguerite B-15 Jun 1851 Petersburg, Grant, West Virginia  M-Andrew Thomas Surber, Jr. 30 Jun 1875 Council Bluffs, IA.
5.   Henry  B-23 Oct 1853 Petersburg but a census record says Hardy County, West Virginia  M-2 Apr 1885  Martha Jane Bear in Washington County, IA on a farm belonging to one of her relatives (?).  I have struggled to find their death places.  Recently I found the family in McCook county, South Dakota on the 1900 census so I will begin to search there and will let you know if I am successful.  I don't have any proof BUT since my family went to N.D. I searched in that area and found property purchased 07 Aug 1912 in Miles City, Montana by Henry Thomas.
 
Henry C. (?) Thomas and Martha Jane Bear
 
All children were born in Washinton County, IA.  I'm uncertain which city except for my Grandfather Wilbur which on his marriage license claimed Kalona, WA., IA
1. Everett G. B-Jun 1886  M-Hanna Felberg who was born in Woonsocket, S.D. in 1889.
2.  Fred J.  B-Nov 1887
3.  Frank  B-Jul 1889  Somewhere I have a photo of him with his wife taken in N.D. about 1918
4.  Nellie  B-Feb 1892
5.  Henrietta  B-Dec 1892
6.  Wilbur Clough  B-09 Apr 1894  More info below
7.  Ralph  B-Jan 1900  probably in S.D. where census was taken.
 
Wilbur Clough Thomas
 
B-09 Apr. 1894  Kalona, Wa., IA  M-18 Jun 1915 in Miles City, Custer, Montana (see how Miles City might fit in?) to Josephine Bauman  B-28 Aug 1895 in Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland.  D-03 Jun 1978 in Salt Lake City, Utah Wilbur died 10 Jun 1920 in Glendive, Montana.  He was working on the RR and had an accident.  He was taken to the RR hospital in Glendive where he contracted pneumonia and died.  He was buried in Mandan, Morton, N.D. Josephine had three children and was pregnant with #4 at the time.

 John, I'm exhausted.  Can we finish this later?  I've been sitting here for three hours to do this from all my notes. Would you please answer this e-mail carrying my above letter so that I can have a copy of it?
 
Thanks.  My best wishes to your family.
Veda Thomas Ballard





From: Pat Critz <patriciadotcritzatverizondotnet>
Subject: Baer/Gwin - Critz Families
Date: May 21, 2012
To: jmcdgwin@ziamet.com


"Dear John"
Hi, was just looking over your GREAT Gwin Family I found on Google.  I joined Ancestry.com after doing a lot of digging on my own.   Not sure if I invite you to my "TREE" on ancestry if you can get access but have a lot of information regarding the above families.

My husband Hal J. Critz is the great-grandson of Gideon Bear. 
His grandfather was Charles and
father, Mark Owen Critz. 

I have all their dates and info.  He had forgotten his grandmother Winnie (Winora Mary Bear) had told him they had lost a baby girl between his dad and Aunt Alice.

Most of the information on the Baer/Gwin families I got from Gideon's family Bible which was given to me by Hal's Aunt Alice.  Am not sure who gave it to her.

If you can't gain access to ancestry and want any information please e-mail me and I can send it to you.  Would also like to see your photos.

Hope to hear from you
Pat Critz