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Linn County Missouri Queries
April - June 1998

Date: 29 June 1998

Name: Debbie Thomas 
Found Rease JONES in the 1900 census of Brookfield, Linn Co. He was living with his wife Bula and daughters Stella and Margaret also his widowed mother, Margaret Davies JONES. (Rease´s father was Ebenezer Jones) I know that his parents came from Wales in 1867 to PA where Rease was born. Later appear in 1880 census of LaSalle County IL. Am looking for any connections to this line. Known Siblings of Rease:

William b 1865 Wales
Mary M. b 1860 Wales
Noah b 1867 Wales
Kate b 1874 IL
Lizzie b 1876 IL
Willie b 1879 IL
Thanks for any help.

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Date: 29 June 1998

Name: Patricia Kantzer
GREENSTREET, Thomas, bn 25 Dec 1814 Green Co Ky died 18 Jul 1892 New Boston, Linn Co MO married 17 Dec 1838 Green Co Ky to Sarah Williams bn 29 Feb 1815 Grren Co KY died 6 Feb 1901 Linn Co MO. Their children were:

1. Eliza Jane bn 21 Jan 1840 died 11 Aug 1922, married to Edgar Thorton Davis
2. John Wesley bn 6 Nov 1841 died 5 Mar 1887 married Lucinda Murry.
3. James Napoleon bn 13 Jun 1844 died 10 May 1911 married to Mary Frances Nagel
4. Franklin bn 10 Jul 1845 died 20 Jan 1909 married to Laura Jane Thrasher
5. Sarah F. bn 1847 died 8 Dec 1880 married to Nathan T. Bailey.
6. Nancy Adeline bn 15 Sep 1849 died 2 Aug 1894 married to Robert F. Bradley
7. Mary Margaret bn 1 Dec 1851 died 26 Jan 1931 married to James Golden
8. William Newton bn 4 Jul 1854 died 24 Sep 1939 married to Mary Nagel
9. Joseph bn 18 Jun 1858 died 2 May 1934 married Mollie Bradley.
Is anyone researching this family?

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Date: 26 June 1998

Name: Kay Fleming 
Need death dates and place of burial for PAYTON, James and Lucy; EDWARDS, Gilbert and Rachel ; MAHURIN, Silas and Delany.

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Date: 12 June 1998

Name: David Moore 
Looking for information concerning Joseph C. MOORE in Linn Co. MO. Joseph was a county judge in Linn Co. He died at his home east of Linneus on 19 May 1873. Married 1st to Jane Pate and 2nd to Sophia Root.

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Date: 12 June 1998

Name: Brent Havens 
I am looking for any information on the HAVENS family and their history in the Linn Co area.

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Date: 8 June 1998

Name: Sally Young
Looking for a death date and burial place for a Alexander MacDONALD. He was married to a Clara Leforte. He was born in Michigan. His parents were Betsey Wing and Hugh Macdonald. He lived in Brookfield and worked for the Burlington Railroad. He was killed in a Railroad washout accident in 1916..thank you.

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Date: 8 June 1998

Name: Frankie Carlin Meyer 
Searching for information on Lewis H. COLLINS who was living in the Locust Tree Township of Linn County in 1860 and 1870. His wife was Rebecca and they had children : Sophia, James L., Bartlet, Columbus, and William, George F. and Anna L.

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Date: 8 June 1998

Name: Frankie Carlin Meyer 
Searching for descendants of Susan and William NELSON. Susan was from Boone County, Missouri and was the daughter of Lewis and Nancy COLLINS of Columbia. Susan and William were living in Linn County, Missouri, in 1851.

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Date: 4 June 1998

Name: Peggy Ogan 
OGAN, Irving historical pioneer of Linn County. Searching for any and all information on Irving OGAN, siblings and descendants. Irving was the 3rd son of John and Ann OGAN, other children were Alexander, William, Jane, Ann, John, James, Parthenia, and Mary. The OGANs came to Missouri ca 1812-1815 from Madison Co. KY, settling first in Boone County. Irving married Rebecca Jones in Boone Co. in 1837. They moved on to Linn County and raised at least 11 children; Lucy, John, William, Ransom, James, Gilpin, Thomas, Mary, Robert, Emmitt and Andrew Gish, my husband´s greatgrandfather. I am willing to share all information I have. Other related Linn Co. surnames are: JONES, SMITH, SAYER, BIGGARS. Surnames that married OGAN siblings are: HARVEY, WELLS, TURNER, SIDEBOTTOM, SHAFFER, DUNCAN, AUSTEN, GOODEN, WOOD, CREWS, HARRIS, HANCOCK.

Peggy FISH OGAN

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Date: 1 June 1998

Name: Martha Menzel
In the cemetery listing for Purdin Cemetery I found the following two lines:

STREET Myrtle J. 188l-1959
STREET Sylvia L. Dec. 10, 1890 - Aug. 21, 1972
I think I have a picture of this Sylvia STREET at age 3 months--if anyone is interested please email me.
Martha Menzel

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Date: 1 June 1998

Name: Bart Crews
My great grandparents were married in Linn County September 29, 1842. Their names were Robert CREWS and Elizabeth HOWELL. I am looking for names/information on their parents. They had two sons; Frank born in 1856, and Robert Henry born in 1863 in St. Louis, MO.

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Date: 29 May 1998

Name: Patricia Kantzer
GREENSTREET, Franklin "Doc" bn 10 Jul 1845 Green Co KY died 26 Jan 1909 Milan, Sullivan Co MO married, second time on 4 May 1889 Linn Co MO to Laura Jane Thrasher, bn 21 Mar 1856 Winigan, Sullivan Co MO died 19 Jan 1939 Green City, Sullivan Co MO. Known children were:

Samuel Reece bn 14 Mar 1881 died 1881
Colonel Franklin bn 14 Jul 1883 died 23 Jul 1967
Major D. Greenstreet bn 27 May 1885 died Aug 1885
Franklin´s first marriage was on 29 Nov 1866 to Ann Eliza Nagel who was bn 17 Mar 1845 died 23 Feb 1879 Linn Co MO. Their children were:
William T. bn 17 Nov 1867
Susan Frances bn 9 Jan 1870
George bn 25 Sep 1872
Elnorah bn 9 Jun 1876
Is anyone researching the Greenstreet surname?
Patricia Kantzer mkdoc@nemr.net

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Date: 29 May 1998

Name: Carol Thornton 
According to the Bureau of Land Management, William BRIMER received land in Linn Co. (1819). Jesse Brimer, William´s father, was Warrantee. I have read the application for this land. How would I go about finding out if this William Brimer is the same person as William S. Brimer who lived by 1824 in Pike MO.? Thank you very much. Carol Brimer Thornton

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Date: 26 May 1998

Name: Eddie Melte 
I am looking for information on Jerusha TOOLEY b. 27 July 1840 and d. 29 June 1908. I would like to know who her parents and siblings are. She married James McCLINTICK in Linn Co. on 23 Feb. 1857. They had several children; Eliza Jane, James W., John Edward, Minnie, Charles S., Elizabeth, and Oliver Leonard.

Would also like information on Anna Alena YATES B. 23 Sept 1887. She was the daughter of John A. YATES and Nellie S. WHITNEY. Anna married Edward MELTE on 12 May 1906. Thanks

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Date: 24 May 1998

Name: Chris Montgomery 
I am trying to date a cabinet card photograph with a photographer´s stamp by A.O. HOUGE, Browning, MO. Although the photo seems to be from 1871-1875, we can not find an A. O. Houge listed in the census records for 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, or 1910! We have also checked the Missouri Gazeteers from this period without sucess. Any help would be appreciated.

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Date: 24 May 1998

Name: Shauna Sargent 
I am looking for the parents of Melvina PUTNMAN who was born in So. Salem Twsp, Linn Co. MO., in 1849. Her father's name was William PUTNMAN. Her mother was Sarah HEAD. I have no names of siblings and no dates for the parents. Melvina married George Walter LINHART in Linn Co. in 1865. They had one child, Edward who was also born in Linn Co., in 1866. Sometime between 1866 and 1869 they moved to Denver, Colorado. Thank you for any information you might have on this family.

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Date: 24 May 1998

Name: Joan Ludwig 
Looking for information on the SENSINTAFFAR family. Jacob SENSINTAFFAR moved to Linn Co, MO in 1837. His wife was Nellie Wilson SENSINTAFFAR and children were John, Mary, Elizabeth and Jane. Jacob and family members settled on adjoining farms 3 miles SE of Ladede, Mo. There is a SENSINTAFFER family cemetery on the farm where Jacob and family memebers are buried. Any info would be appreciated.

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Date: 14 May 1998

Name: Connie Thorsen 
Benjamin Franklin BIVINS/BIVENS, liveryman, d.27 July 1903 Browning, Linn co., MO (Benton twp.?), shot by C.D. Holmes. I would like to find out more information about B.F. and his family if possible. Have the article from the Milan Standard, dated July 23, 1903. Thanks in advance for your help.

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Date: 14 May 1998

Name: Linda Aubrey 
Am looking for the decendents of Joseph AUBERY or AUBREY and Mary Prewitt. Ther were 8 children born to them that we know of Octavia, William, Charlot, Sarah, John, Thomas, Irvin ( my great grandfather) and Polly A. They moved to Linn Co in about 1840. Irvin married a Mary Kennedy in 1865 after the Civil War. In 1880 he came to OR and married my great-grandmother Malinda Nichols. Would love to hear from any one out there who knows any of the family.

Linda Aubrey
1092 Laurel Ave
Springfield, OR 97478

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Date: 13 May 1998

Name: Marilyn Stanley 
Schafer, anytime, anyplace; Joseph John SCHAFER moved to Brookfield about 1867 and raised a large family, but he may have had siblings move into the area also, maybe Marceline.

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Date: 11 May 1998

Name: Robert Fletcher
Interesed in the FLETCHERs in Linn Co., Mo. Green Casey FLETCHER, b 1802, Adair Co., Ky. d 1835, Il. married Nancy Catherine Scott, b 15 Jan. 1880, KY and d 5 Dec. 1893, Brookfield, Linn Co., MO. Had five children. Child no. 4 was James P. FLETCHER, b 26 Sept. 1826, Adair Co., Ky and d 20 Oct. 1902, Brookfield, Linn Co., MO. James P. FLETCHER married Nancy A. NELL, both d in Brookfield, Linn Co., MO., he on 20 Oct. 1902 and she 27 Nov. 1891. Had seven children.

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Date: 5 May 1998

Name: William Warner
I am searching for offspring of Charles WARNER, which include a Kerran Maxey Warner , who lists his birth in LaClede, MO. Would share what I have of ancestors of Charles and descendants of Kerran Maxey (known as Kern).

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Date: 1 May 1998

Name: Mike McCollum 
I am researching the Line of: William C. McCOLLUM b.1789, m. Angeline Baker. I am of their son Stephen´s line. I believe the father of William C. McCollum to be Daniel McCollum, b. 1744 m. Elizabeth Todd. I am wanting to verify this and would appreciate any info. Also am wondering when William C. came to Missouri.

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Date: 30 April 1998

Name: S. Badgerow
Looking for Ancestors of John W. and Alwilda (Stanturf/Steindorf) TURPIN (with children Walter, Oliver, Minnie, Robert, and James) and brother Marcellas and Malisa TURPIN (Stanturf/Steindorf) with son Ora. They were probably from Marceline,LinnCo.----Can you help???

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Date: 29 April 1998

Name: Paula Yount 
Am seeking information on Rosa JAMERSON (or JIMMERSON), a daughter of Ely & Martha MORRIS, born ca 1868 in Linn Co MO. She was a resident of Linn County in the 1920s - 1930s maybe 1940s. Would like more information about her. Thank you!

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Date: 29 April 1998

Name: Carrie Brown 
Looking for any information on the BURCH families. There were several families of them in Linn Co. area. JOHN, ANN, MARY, GEORGE, LAURA L., ADDIE S., MINNIE.,GEORGE W., THOISA, EMMA, JAMES, JOHN, DELBERT, ELIZABETH, IRA JAY, EMMA, JENNIE or MINNIE, ALBERT, LOLA ANN, SAMUEL, ESTELLE, GRACE, THOMAS, MARGARET. Addie married Wm. Ernest Trumbo, John married Elizabeth Nixon, Ira Jay married Harriet Emma Thompson.

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Date: 28 April 1998

Name: Tom Teters 
I am looking for any info, birthdate,death date,marriage date, for Della (maybe Adella) ROBINSON nee TETER/TETERS/TETTER/TEETER. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Date: 24 April 1998

Name: Darlene Price 
Looking for info on Viola Blanche PIXLER born Nov.1878. Her parents were Joseph and Jane Pixler. Viola married Joseph Crookshank. She is buried in the Purdin Cemetery. She lived in Linn Co. Any info on her family before or after her would be appreciated. I live in Washington State and I´m not able to travel to MO.

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Date: 24 April 1998

Name: Patricia Kantzer
PEAVLER, Charlotte, bn 22 Dec 1853 in Indiana died 21 Oct 1947 Linn Co Mo married to Felix Harvey BELZER, bn 5 Jul 1853, Winigan, Sullivan Co Mo died 4 Jul 1845. Is anyone researching these two families?
Patricia Kantzer
mkdoc@nemr.net

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Date: 22 April 1998

Name: Kay Fleming 
Searching for information on William Thomas HOPPER of Linn county in the 1880s. He married Lovenda Adeline SMITH around 1884-1885 and they had child Vera Jane HOPPER who married a Clarence L. GILMERE. Would like to confirm dates for William and Lovenda. Is Wm. buried in Meadville? I have a DOD of around 1885 but do not think that is accurate. Who were Lovenda's parents.?

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Date: 22 April 1998

Name: Kay Fleming 
Gilbert EDWARDS and wife Elizabeth lived in Linn county near Browning. They were in their 80s for the 1900 census. Gilbert was born Feb 1812. Would like to know date of death and where buried. Elizabeth must be his second wife as he had wife Rachel in 1870 living in Jefferson twp. When did she die and where is she buried? She was 55 in 1870.

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Date: 22 April 1998

Name: Jerry Margrave
HARDY, Sidney J. - Looking for his parents and other ancestors. Sidney J. Hardy married Sarah Jane Margraave 25 Dec 1867 in Linn Co., Mo. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Jerry Margrave, Sun City, Az.
44683@ef.gc.maricopa.edu

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Date: 17 April 1998

Name: April Robbins 
Kindly advise if you have info on the following families: James Robert BOTTS b circa1859/Linn Co. whose fa was Joshua BOTTS b 1812/TN and mo was Elizabeth HARVEY b 1830/MO and who m Annie Belle EDIE/EDDY/EDY circa 1884/MO. James Robert and Annie BOTTS moved to Seward Co. KS and d there circa 1920. I have probable ancestry info for James BOTTS back to Joshua BOTTS b 1740-50/VA but nothing on Annie EDIE. Other connected surnames to this family in Linn Co. are WILSON, COOK, FOSTER.

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Date: 15 April 1998

Name: Debby Toon
I am looking for a TERRELL family who lived there back in the 1870's. The father's name was William M. Terrell and his wifes name was Margaret Ann DOAK. They moved there after 1870 and before Nov. 1871. One of their sons were born in Linn County on the 16 of Nov. 1871; his name was Josiah (Cy or Silas) TERRELL. Does any one have any information on these families and those who connect to them?

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Date: 14 April 1998

Name: Janice Hardie Mercer
Samuel C. GARDNER was born July 1846 in W. VA. He married Abigail Ellen Phillips in Illinois. They arrived in Linn County in 1870. Their daughter Mary Lavinia was my g- grandmother. They show as living in Marceline in 1898-1820 census. Any help would be appreciated.

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Date: 14 April 1998

Name: Lynda Lindsey
Charles B LANDRAM/LANDRUM was born 6/24/1847 and lived in Brookfield, MO. He fought in the civil war, was married to Della Vandivar/Vandiver? She was born 10/26/1859 and died 5/8/1937 and died at the confederate home in Higginsville, and is buried there at the home. Records say Charles was in the civil war, and fought in Company B William Regiment and Shelby Brigade, and was at Ft Smith Hospital when the war ended. Is there a cemetary in the area, named Ham? or Horm, in the Brookfield, MO area or Linn county? Where did Charles come from? He had three sons, Lynn, E.W.( Brookfield) and Frank, my grandfather; the children were born in Salisbury. Frank later moved to Buffalo, NY and married my grandmother.

Any help in this will be greatly appreciated.
Lynda Lindsey
6517 Sycamore Ct
Montgomery, AL
linda1@zebra.net

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Date: 14 April 1998

Name: Janice Hardie Mercer
John S. DAVIS moved to Marceline in 1888. He owned and operated the Davis Meat Market on Kansas City. Born in Bellair, Belmont County 29 September, 1836; married Ruth Bennett WHITE at Bellaire 14 July 1859. They had 10 children, seven who grew to adulthood. They were:

Henry S
Sarah Alice
Elizabeth
Katherine
Myrtle
William A.
John S.

Thank you

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Date: 10 April 1998

Name: Tina Leer 
NESTER, Thomas Jackson was born in Linn Co. Mo on May 1, 1869. He married a Martha Frances BYLER from Macon Co. and they had 8 children, many of them born in Great Bend, Kansas. I am looking for any info on the NESTER or BYLER lines as I do not have any info on the parents of either of these people.

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Date: 10 April 1998

Name: Loretta Shaver 
TROW,Salem or Thomas Salem (1801- ) came to Linn as a widower with seven children, married Nancy Palmer a widow, in 1853, they had two children Laura TROW and Hiram Thomas TROW, were divorced in 1857. Nancy remarried a Milton TATE. I am looking for death record of Salem TROW. and Nancy "TATE".

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Date: 1 April 1998

Name: Lynda Moon 
Alva FINNEY b. 1876 d.? New Boston, Linn Co., Missouri m. Cora Virginia MITCHELL b. 4-29-1889 Ogden, Riley Co.,KS. d. 6-23-1956 Chicago, IL. buried: Parkholm Cemetery, La Grange, IL. They had one daughter named Laura Susie FINNEY b. 2-21-1927 Chicago, IL. Laura married & divorced Wilbur Earl Wood in Texas (Houston area)