Area Genealogical and Local History Events

2014

September

September 5 – Historic Colonel Davenport House Tours 12:00 – 4:00. $6/adult; discounts for seniors and children. Located on the Rock Island Arsenal. Please enter the Arsenal using the Moline gate. Indicate to the guard on duty you are visiting the Colonel Davenport House. U.S. picture ID is needed for persons 16 years and older. Part of East West Riverfest. For more information please call (309) 786-7336, email coloneldavenport1833@hotmail.com, or visit www.davenporthouse.org and www.eastwestriverfest.com.

September 5 – 21 – Moline Historic 11th Avenue Self-Guided Walking Tour. Once called “Millionaire Row” tour this historic area during the day. Booklets may be purchased for $3.00 at Model Printers. For more information please call (309) 764-2221, email victorianhouse29@yahoo.com, or visit www.molinepreservation.org. Part of East West Riverfest at www.eastwestriverfest.com.

September 6 – Historic Colonel Davenport House Tours 12:00 – 4:00. $6/adult; discounts for seniors and children. Located on the Rock Island Arsenal. Please enter the Arsenal using the Moline gate. Indicate to the guard on duty you are visiting the Colonel Davenport House. U.S. picture ID is needed for persons 16 years and older. Part of East West Riverfest. For more information please call (309) 786-7336, email coloneldavenport1833@hotmail.com, or visit www.davenporthouse.org and www.eastwestriverfest.com.

September 6 - QCA Heritage Tractor Parade and Show at the John Deere Pavillion from 10:00 – 4:00. This tractor parade and show features all brands/colors of tractors 1970 and older. Admission to the parade and show are free. The Pavillion is located at 1400 River Drive, Moline, IL. For more information please call (309) 765-1000 or visit www.johndeereattractions.com. Part of East West Riverfest at www.eastwestriverfest.com.

September 7 – Joe Michaud, former border guard while serving in Berlin, will speak of his experiences including the 1961 tank standoff between US and Soviet forces at the German American Heritage Center at 2:00 p.m. He is the author of Along the Iron Curtain: Border Patrol in the Cold War. A book signing will follow. The Center is located at 712 W. 2nd Street, Davenport with parking in the lot behind the building. Admission is $5/adult, $4/Senior, $3/child 5 – 17, and free to GAHC members. For more information please call (563) 322-8844, email admin@gahc.org, or visit www.gahc.org.

September 7 – Historic Colonel Davenport House Tours 12:00 – 4:00. $6/adult; discounts for seniors and children. Located on the Rock Island Arsenal. Please enter the Arsenal using the Moline gate. Indicate to the guard on duty you are visiting the Colonel Davenport House. U.S. picture ID is needed for persons 16 years and older. Part of East West Riverfest. For more information please call (309) 786-7336, email coloneldavenport1833@hotmail.com, or visit www.davenporthouse.org and www.eastwestriverfest.com.

September 8 - Scott County Genealogical Society Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Davenport Public Library – Main Street branch. The speaker will be Dr. Jane Simonsen who will do a presentation on Bucktown and its Residents. The Main Street library is located at 321 Main Street, Davenport. The meeting will be held in the Film Road on the lower level. Everyone is welcome to attend.

September 10 – The Port Byron Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the River Valley District Library. The topic of discussion will be the railroad history in the Quad Cities and how the arrival of the Rock Island Railroad in 1854 created in intersection of east-west rail service and north-south river traffic. This changed allowed Chicago to become a railroad hub. Everyone is welcome to attend. The library is located at 214 S. Main Street, Port Byron, IL.

September 11 – Historic Colonel Davenport House Tours 12:00 – 4:00. $6/adult; discounts for seniors and children. Located on the Rock Island Arsenal. Please enter the Arsenal using the Moline gate. Indicate to the guard on duty you are visiting the Colonel Davenport House. U.S. picture ID is needed for persons 16 years and older. Part of East West Riverfest. For more information please call (309) 786-7336, email coloneldavenport1833@hotmail.com, or visit www.davenporthouse.org and www.eastwestriverfest.com.

September 12From Vaudeville to Olympia: The Evolution of Women’s Boxing will be presented by Professor Gerald R. Gems at Evenings at Butterworth at 7:0 p.m. One area that will be discussed are the boxing clubs of Chicago and their association with women boxers. The Butterworth Center is located at 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL. There is no charge for admission. Refreshments served following. The event is funded by the William Butterworth Foundation. For more information, call (309) 743-2701 or visit www.butterworthcenter.com

September 12 - BJ and Mabel Palmer Residence Tours at 3 & 4 p.m. Reservations required. Tours are $5/person and children free. Part of East West Riverfest. For reservations please contact (563) 884-5714 or visit www.eastwestriverfest.com for more information.

September 12 – Historic Colonel Davenport House Tours 12:00 – 4:00. $6/adult; discounts for seniors and children. Located on the Rock Island Arsenal. Please enter the Arsenal using the Moline gate. Indicate to the guard on duty you are visiting the Colonel Davenport House. U.S. picture ID is needed for persons 16 years and older. Part of East West Riverfest. For more information please call (309) 786-7336, email coloneldavenport1833@hotmail.com, or visit www.davenporthouse.org and www.eastwestriverfest.com.

September 12 - Rock Island County Historical Society Research Library & Atkinson-Peek House Museum Tours from 10:00 – 3:00. Come see the collections housed by the RICHS. The Society is located at 822 11th Avenue, Moline, IL. For more information please call (309) 764-8590 or visit www.richs.cc. Part of East West Riverfest at www.eastwestriverfest.com.

September 13 - Family History Center Classes for 2014 - Finding Generations & Clues Through Land Records Class from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. The Family History Center is located at 4929 Wisconsin Avenue, Davenport. Classes are open to the public and there is no registration or fee. For more information please contact (563) 386-7547.

September 13 – Guided tours of Butterworth Center and Deere-Wiman House at 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. Admission is free. For more information please call (309) 743-2701 or visit www.butterworthcenter.com. In conjunction with East West Riverfest at www.eastwestriverfest.com.

September 13 - BJ and Mabel Palmer Residence Tours at 3 & 4 p.m. Reservations required. Tours are $5/person and children free. Part of East West Riverfest. For reservations please contact (563) 884-5714 or visit www.eastwestriverfest.com for more information.

September 13 – Historic Colonel Davenport House Tours 12:00 – 4:00. $6/adult; discounts for seniors and children. Located on the Rock Island Arsenal. Please enter the Arsenal using the Moline gate. Indicate to the guard on duty you are visiting the Colonel Davenport House. U.S. picture ID is needed for persons 16 years and older. Part of East West Riverfest. For more information please call (309) 786-7336, email coloneldavenport1833@hotmail.com, or visit www.davenporthouse.org and www.eastwestriverfest.com.

September 13 - Colonel’s Croquet Party at the Colonel Davenport House at 2:00 p.m. Croquet courts will be set up on the lawn of historic Quarters One. Courts this year are smaller for quicker games. Championship court is full size. Kids will be able to join characters from Alice in Wonderland in a child-size game of croquet. Equipment will be provided. hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting, and drinks served al fresco at Quarters One. Complimentary guided tour of Colonel Davenport House. This is a rain or shine event. Tickets $25.00/adult and $10.00 for children 11 years and younger. To enter the Arsenal Island persons 16 years and older must have a current U.S. picture ID. Please enter the island via the Moline Gate. For more information or to purchase tickets please contact Jessica Waytenick (309) 737-4280 or purchase tickets online at www.davenporthouse.org. Part of East West Riverfest at www.eastwestriverfest.com.

September 13 – 20 - Hometown Teams Exhibit: How Sports Shape American Culture at the Rock Island Main Library. Part of the nationally touring exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street Program. Free and open to the public. For full viewing hours please visit www.rockislandlibrary.org or call (309) 732-7303. The Main library is located at 401 19th Street, Rock Island, IL. Part of East West Riverfest at www.eastwestriverfest.com.

September 14 - Walled-In (A West Berlin Girls’s Journey to Freedom) presented by J. Elke Ertle at the German American Heritage Center. Ertle discusses growing up in West Germany during the aftermath of WWII when the city was divided between American, British, French, and Soviet occupation sectors. 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. A Q&A with the author and book signing follow. Admission is $5/adult and discounts for seniors and children. GAHC members free. The Center is located at 712 W. 2nd Street, Davenport. Parking located in the lot behind the building. For more information please call (563) 322-8844 or email director@gahc.com or visit www.gahc.org. In conjunction with East West Riverfest at www.eastwestriverfest.com.

September 14 – Historic Colonel Davenport House Tours 12:00 – 4:00. $6/adult; discounts for seniors and children. Located on the Rock Island Arsenal. Please enter the Arsenal using the Moline gate. Indicate to the guard on duty you are visiting the Colonel Davenport House. U.S. picture ID is needed for persons 16 years and older. Part of East West Riverfest. For more information please call (309) 786-7336, email coloneldavenport1833@hotmail.com, or visit www.davenporthouse.org and www.eastwestriverfest.com.

September 15 - Rock Island County Historical Society (RICHS) monthly meeting. The presentation will be “Climate Change – A Reality Check” by Dr. Jennifer Burnham, Associate Professor at Augustana College. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and includes Lasagna, tossed salad w/ranch dressing, peas & carrots, garlic bread, and Texas sheet cake with vanilla ice cream. The program will begin at 12:15 p.m. Reservations are due Thursday, September 11. For more information or to make a reservation please call RICHS at (309) 764-8590. The cost for lunch is $8.00 (cash or check only) due at the door. 

September 18 – Historic Colonel Davenport House Tours 12:00 – 4:00. $6/adult; discounts for seniors and children. Located on the Rock Island Arsenal. Please enter the Arsenal using the Moline gate. Indicate to the guard on duty you are visiting the Colonel Davenport House. U.S. picture ID is needed for persons 16 years and older. Part of East West Riverfest. For more information please call (309) 786-7336, email coloneldavenport1833@hotmail.com, or visit www.davenporthouse.org and www.eastwestriverfest.com.

September 19 - BJ and Mabel Palmer Residence Tours at 3 & 4 p.m. Reservations required. Tours are $5/person and children free. Part of East West Riverfest. For reservations please contact (563) 884-5714 or visit www.eastwestriverfest.com for more information.

September 19 - Celtic Festival and Highland Games at Centennial Park, Davenport. From 3:00 – 8:00. Come explore a family friendly event with activities for children and adults. Learn about the Irish and Scottish Athletic Competitions. Music and dance. Food. Admission is free. For more information please visit www.eastwestriverfest.com.

September 19 – Historic Colonel Davenport House Tours 12:00 – 4:00. $6/adult; discounts for seniors and children. Located on the Rock Island Arsenal. Please enter the Arsenal using the Moline gate. Indicate to the guard on duty you are visiting the Colonel Davenport House. U.S. picture ID is needed for persons 16 years and older. Part of East West Riverfest. For more information please call (309) 786-7336, email coloneldavenport1833@hotmail.com, or visit www.davenporthouse.org and www.eastwestriverfest.com.

September 19 - Rock Island County Historical Society Research Library & Atkinson-Peek House Museum Tours from 10:00 – 3:00. Come see the collections housed by the RICHS. The Society is located at 822 11th Avenue, Moline, IL. For more information please call (309) 764-8590 or visit www.richs.cc. Part of East West Riverfest at www.eastwestriverfest.com.

September 20 – 21 - Rooms with a View: The 2014 Gold Coast Home Tour from 12:00 – 4:00 each day. Tour historic, restored houses at 615 Ripley St., 714 Western, 519 W. 9th, 528 W. 6th, and 624 W. 6th Streets in Davenport. Also open are Cafe D’Marie at 614 W. 5th and The Architectural Rescue Shop at 732 Gaines Street. Tickets on sale at all tour homes on the tour days. Adults $10.00 with Children 12 and Under – Free with Adult Admission. Parking available in the 5th Street parking lot between Scott and Western Streets, and on neighborhood streets. 6th street homes may be most easily accessed from the 6th street alley. For more information please call (563) 326-3290 or email marion_meginnis@msn.com or visit www.davenportgoldcoast.org. Held in conjunction with East West Riverfest at www.eastwestriverfest.com.

September 20 - Rock Island County Illinois Genealogical Society Beginning Genealogy classes 2014 – “Everyone Has a Story – Have You Told Yours?” 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Butterworth Educational Center, 701 – 12th Avenue, Moline, IL. Cost is $7/class or $30 for all five classes. Free for RICIGS members. Classes held June 28, July 19, August 16, September 20, and October 18. Pre-registration per class is required due to limited seating. Please call Linda Polich (309) 236-1985 or Lorraine Hathaway (309) 787-1826 for more information or to register.

September 20 - One-Room Schoolhouse Simulation and Discussion from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Rock Island County Historical Society. Children will have the opportunity to attend a simulated one-room school classroom with a discussion to follow on what it was like to learn or teach in them. Discussion leaders were once students or teachers in a one-room setting. RICHS is located at 822 11th Avenue, Moline, IL. Admission Free. For more information please contact (309) 764-8590 or visit www.richs.cc. Part of East West Riverfest at www.eastwestriverfest.com.

September 20 - BJ and Mabel Palmer Residence Tours at 3 & 4 p.m. Reservations required. Tours are $5/person and children free. Part of East West Riverfest. For reservations please contact (563) 884-5714 or visit www.eastwestriverfest.com for more information.

September 20 - Celtic Festival and Highland Games at Centennial Park, Davenport. From 9:00 – 9:00. Come explore a family friendly event with activities for children and adults. Learn about the Irish and Scottish Athletic Competitions. Music and dance. Food. Admission is free. For more information please visit www.eastwestriverfest.com.

September 20 – Guided tours of Butterworth Center and Deere-Wiman House at 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. Admission is free. For more information please call (309) 743-2701 or visit www.butterworthcenter.com. In conjunction with East West Riverfest at www.eastwestriverfest.com.

September 20 – Historic Colonel Davenport House Tours 12:00 – 4:00. $6/adult; discounts for seniors and children. Located on the Rock Island Arsenal. Please enter the Arsenal using the Moline gate. Indicate to the guard on duty you are visiting the Colonel Davenport House. U.S. picture ID is needed for persons 16 years and older. Part of East West Riverfest. For more information please call (309) 786-7336, email coloneldavenport1833@hotmail.com, or visit www.davenporthouse.org and www.eastwestriverfest.com.

September 20 - The Christmas Tree Ship’s fateful voyage at the turn of the century told by renowned storyteller Rochelle Pennington at the German American Heritage Center at 11:00 a.m. $5/adult with discounts for seniors and children. GAHC members free. The Center is located at 712 West 2nd Street, Davenport with parking in the lot behind the building. For more information, please contact (563) 322-8844, email director@gahc.org, or visit www.gahc.org. Held in conjunction with East West Riverfest at www.eastwestriverfest.com.

September 21 – Historic Colonel Davenport House Tours 12:00 – 4:00. $6/adult; discounts for seniors and children. Located on the Rock Island Arsenal. Please enter the Arsenal using the Moline gate. Indicate to the guard on duty you are visiting the Colonel Davenport House. U.S. picture ID is needed for persons 16 years and older. Part of East West Riverfest. For more information please call (309) 786-7336, email coloneldavenport1833@hotmail.com, or visit www.davenporthouse.org and www.eastwestriverfest.com.

September 22 - The River Valley 150th Anniversary Civil War Roundtable will meet at 6:00 p.m. at the River Valley District Library located at 214 Main Street, Port Byron, IL. Events discussed will be from September 1864 including Philip Sheridan’s campaign in the Shenandoah Valley . Coverage of the 1864 Presidential Election, the Centralia Massacre, and the killing of John Hunt Morgan. The group meets the fourth Monday of every month. Everyone is welcome to attend!

September 23 – Rock Island Illinois Genealogical Society meeting at 7:00 p.m. The topic will be “Understanding Computer Genealogy” presented by Julie Vogel. The society meets at the Butterworth Education Center – 701 12th Avenue, Moline, IL. All are welcome to attend. For more information, please visit http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilbgsrim/calendar-of-events/calendar.html.

September 27 – Ghost Tales at the Colonel Davenport House on the Rock Island Arsenal at 7:0 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. $6/adult, $4/Seniors, 12 and younger are free. From 5:30 – 6:45 Free Tours of the Colonel Davenport House. This is a Family-Friendly event with refreshments for sale. This event held by the Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation. Please enter the Arsenal using the Moline gate. Indicate to the guard on duty you are visiting the Colonel Davenport House. U.S. picture ID is needed for persons 16 years and older. For more information please call (309) 786-7336, email coloneldavenport1833@hotmail.com, or visit www.davenporthouse.org.

September 28 - Annual Swedish Hogmassa Service at the historic Jenny Lind Chapel in Andover, IL. The sermon is in English while the liturgy is in Swedish. At 4:00 p.m. The Chapel is located at 6th and Oak Streets, Andover, IL. For more information please call (309) 521-8127 or visit http://helios.augustana.edu/jlc/index.html.

October

October 2 - The Rock Island Historical Society monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the Veranda Room of the Arsenal Island Golf Course Clubhouse, 1838 Gillespie Street on the Rock Island Arsenal. The menu for dinner is Plantation Salad, Roasted Top Sirloin with Natural Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Medley of Vegetables, and Chocolate Vanilla Parfait, all for $14.00/person including tip. This event is open to both members and non-members. Interested persons may choose to attend only the Program Portion of the meeting at 7:00 p.m. at no cost. Guest speaker will be Angie Snook, Executive Director of the Geneseo Historical Museum, who will speak on”The Orphan Train”. Reservations are required. Please call Monica (563) 650-4 or Linda (563) 355-6165 or email Linda at chiicaliinda@aol.com. Reservations are due by noon on Monday, September 29th. To cancel reservations the deadline is noon on September 29th. After that date, individuals are responsible to pay for the meals reserved. For further information, please contact Kris Leinicke at (309) 782-3518. When entering the Rock Island Arsenal, individuals 16 and older must have a United States photo I.D. present. Please tell the guard you are attending an event at the Clubhouse. The Davenport Gate is closed during this time so please use the Rock Island or Moline gates to enter the island.

October 6 - Scott County Genealogical Society Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Davenport Public Library – Main Street branch. The speaker will be Amy Groskopf, Assistant Director of the Davenport Library and Jessica Mirasol, Special Collections Supervisor. They will speak on “What’s New at the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center.” The Main Street library is located at 321 Main Street, Davenport. The meeting will be held in the Film Road on the lower level. Everyone is welcome to attend.

October 11 - Family History Center Classes for 2014 – Military Records Class from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. The Family History Center is located at 4929 Wisconsin Avenue, Davenport. Classes are open to the public and there is no registration or fee. For more information please contact (563) 386-7547.

October 12 - Schleswig - Holstein: The Danish Angle Genealogy Workshop at the German American Heritage Center. Taught by Michele McNabb. 12:30 – 2:00 – Danish or German? – Researching Ancestors from Schleswig/Slesvig. 2:15 – 3:45 – Under Sail & Steam: Emigration from Denmark and Schleswig – Holstein. Pre-Registration & pre-payment required by October 8th. $20/member. $25/non-members.The Center is located at 712 W. 2nd Street, Davenport. Parking in lot behind building. For more information or to register, please call (563) 322-8844 or email kelly.lao.gahc.org. For more information please visit www.gahc.org.

October 18 - Rock Island County Illinois Genealogical Society Beginning Genealogy classes 2014 – “Continuing Your Research with Online Resources”. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Butterworth Educational Center, 701 – 12th Avenue, Moline, IL. Cost is $7/class or $30 for all five classes. Free for RICIGS members. Classes held June 28, July 19, August 16, September 20, and October 18. Pre-registration per class is required due to limited seating. Please call Linda Polich (309) 236-1985 or Lorraine Hathaway (309) 787-1826 for more information or to register.

October 18 - 25th Annual O. Fritiof Ander Lecture on Immigration History featuring speaker Dr. Philip J. Anderson, professor emeritus of church history at North Park Seminary in Chicago. Dr. Anderson will speak on “Voluntary Religion and the Swedish Immigrant Experience.” The event will be held at 7″00 p.m. in Room 102 Hanson Hall of Science on the Augustana College campus. It is free of charge and everyone is welcome to attend. Park in Faculty/Staff Lot H or on 7th Avenue. There are a few handicap spaces nearby on 35th Street. Please contact the Swenson Center at (309) 794-7204 or email sag@augustana.edu for more information.

October 28 - Rock Island Illinois Genealogical Society meeting at 7:00 p.m. The topic will be “Family Traditions – Keep Your Heritage Alive” presented by Linda Polich. The society meets at the Butterworth Education Center – 701 12th Avenue, Moline, IL. All are welcome to attend. For more information, please visit http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilbgsrim/calendar-of-events/calendar.html.

November 

November 3 – Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society  Annual Dinner at 6:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall located at 702 W. 35th Street, Davenport. Registration is required for dinner. At 7:00 p.m. Brian “Fox” Ellis will perform “Portrayal of Steamboat Captain Henry Detweiller”. More information to be announced.

November 8 - Family History Center Classes for 2014 – Passenger Lists Class from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. The Family History Center is located at 4929 Wisconsin Avenue, Davenport. Classes are open to the public and there is no registration or fee. For more information please contact (563) 386-7547.

November 10 - Rock Island Illinois Genealogical Society annual dinner meeting at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:00 p.m. This event will be held at the Quad City Botanical Center located at 2525 4th Avenue, Rock Island, IL. For more information and reservations, please visit http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilbgsrim/calendar-of-events/calendar.html.

December

December 6 – Andover Christmas Walk in Andover, IL from 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. This family festive event includes the Jenny Lind Chapel located at 6th and Oak Streets in Andover.

December 7 – 19th Century Christmas at the Butterworth Center and Deere-Wiman House from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. This festive and fun event is filled with traditional family activities. Join us for holiday decorations and family crafts at the Butterworth Center, 1105 – 8th Street, and the Deere-Wiman House, 817 – 11th Avenue, in Moline, IL. For more information, please call (309) 743-2701 or visit www.butterworthcenter.com.  

December 10 – 44th Annual Joy of Christmas Walk with Augustana College at 7:30 p.m. This event starts at the Augustana Lutheran Church, 628 6th Street in Andover, IL and ends at the candle-lit historic Jenny Lind Chapel at 6th and Oak Streets. Students and faculty from Augustana College add music to the event. For more information please contact (309) 521-8127 or visit http://helios.augustana.edu/jlc/index.html.

December 25 - 164th Annual Julotta at Augustana Church at 6:30 a.m. The choir anthem is in Swedish and the sermon in English. Augustana Church is located at 328 6th Street in Andover, IL. Please visit http://helios.augustana.edu/jlc/index.html for more information.

9 Responses to Area Genealogical and Local History Events

  1. Mary LePoer says:

    I lived in Davenport until I was 4 years old and am now getting into genealogy. Is there a society homepage? All I see are the “events” listing.

    • SCblogger says:

      The Scott County Iowa Genealogy Society does not have a website at this time.

      However, you may contact them via e-mail (scigscorsec@yahoo.com) or regular mail (P.O. Box 3132, Davenport, Iowa 52808-3132).

  2. john baldeck says:

    i am researching my families ancesters, and have knowledge of my great great grandparents settling in davenport; and living at 1025 west 5th st. their name was franz and maria bruggemann.their daughter (my great grandmother)was born at that address. i am looking for any information you may have as to when they settled in davenport.

    • SCblogger says:

      Hello!

      If you could please fill our our online research request form on our website (www.qcmemory.org/Page/Ask_a_Question.aspx?nt=208), with any general dates you might have for this family, we will see what our resources can do for you!

  3. Helen V Peters says:

    I am looking for any information about my Grandmother, Ida Roneau (?Spelling) who was born in Hamburg, Germany on March 25, 1860. She immigrated to the US in 1879 or 1880 and joined her sister in Davenport, Iowa. She married Wilhelm Peters(born 28Aug1880) soon after her arrival and they lived in Dysart, Tama County Iowa. I have not been able to find any information about her prior to her marriage to Wilhelm. If someone could look for any information in Davenport with anyone with that name I would be happy to pay for any information about her or her sister. Unfortunately, I do not know her sisters name or whether or not she was married. thanks, Helen Peters.

  4. Samantha Lee says:

    This year I began a FB page where I’m posting my grandfather’s diary entries from 1915. At that time he was 18 years old, living in Davenport with his sister and mother. He was a student at Palmer School of Chiropractic. I thought you might find it interesting. His name was Earl Benton. His sister was Rosybell Benton and his mother Rosy Leaf Benton.

  5. Fawn says:

    How can I register for the genealogy conference on the 26th of April if I do not live close to Davenport? There must be a way to get the form online? An email to ask for one? I live over an hour away, but would love to go……

    thanks,
    Fawn

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