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Harrison County Iowa Genealogy

The following information has been compiled on Harrison County Iowa genelaogy from a variety of sources. Judy White, one of the team here at AccessGenealogy grew up in Harrison County and her Wallis family descends from that area since their immigration from England to America in the 1800’s. These are records that she compiled.

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History of Western Iowa

This collection consists of 412 brief biographical sketches and 3 short sketches of companies extracted from the History of Western Iowa. It contains sketches from Harrison, Ida, Manona, and Woodbury Counties in Iowa. The sketches are sorted alphabetically by first name.

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Wallis, Georgia E. Linn – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Though it had been know for several years the Mrs. J. C. Wallace was in failing health, the announcement of her death Friday morning came as a surprise and shock to the community. she had just lived on uncomplaining to a place where her resistance failed and she was carried to the other world. Georgia E. Linn, daughter of Sylvester J. and Katie Linn, was born 6 March 1870, at Aurora, Illinois, and came with her parents to Harrison County Iowa, at the age of three months. They established the Linn homestead on the east bank of Linn Lake, only a short distance from her future home, where she passed away 3 July 1936 at the age of 66 years, 4 months and 26 days. Her girlhood was typical of the times. She learned early the valuable lessons of good conduct, honesty, industry and thrift. Her early education was obtained in the rural schools of her township, which with the able guidance of her father, himself a teacher, was both broad and thorough. This was supplemented later by a course in the Woodbine Normal. Thus equipped, she taught for several years in the schools of Harrison County. On 7 February 1894 she was married to James C. Wallis and the young couple established their home only...

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Wallace, Micheal – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now On Thursday last, 28 August 1890, Michael Wallace, another of Harrison County’s old settlers passed over the life line to death after a brief illness of about ten hours. He was taken with cholera morbus, subsequently follow, by a congestive chill, from which the grand old hero never recovered. Mr. Wallace was born in Huntington County, Pennsylvania, 9 October 1823, was a collier by trade and was engaged in that business until he left and came to this part of the country. In the spring of 1855, arriving in Omaha, Nebraska, he worked there during the summer of 1855, and thence came to Clay township I Harrison county, in the fall, and started a wood yard on the bank of the Missouri River in Sec. 8, clay township, about one and one-half miles south of what is now known as Elm Point. It was here our grand old hero began the wood business, furnishing with fuel the steam boats that then ran on the river, and it was the captain of one to these boats, that gave the scope of land along the river about ten miles long and from two to six miles wide the name of “Sandy Point,” as our friend was a man of sandy complexion and the wood yard was called “Sandy’s...

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Sharpnack, Mrs. W. M. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Funeral services for Mrs. W. M. Sharpnack were held at Modale Church of Christ last Saturday afternoon, with T. H. Jeys of Nevada, Iowa in charge. Internment was made in Calhoun cemetery. Music was furnished by a quartet composed of Mr. and Mrs. David Wiltse, Mrs. Geo. Parker and Mr. will Lockling, with Miss Neita Harvey as pianist. The death of Mrs. Sharpnack came as a great shock to old friends and relatives here, who were concerned about the condition of Mr. Sharpnack, forgetting the weaken condition of his wife. The casket, together with the family arrived on the flyer at 8 o’clock and was taken to the fountain home. Among those from out of town for the funeral were: W.M. and Blandena Sharpnack, Merriam, Kansas; Mrs. Ella Johnson, Cozad, Nebraska; W. I Sharpnack, Lycan, Colorado; Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Sharpnack, Omaha, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Sharpnack, Sioux City, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. John West, Whiting, Iowa; Gussie West and Frank West, Onawa, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Mobley, Blenco, Iowa; Mrs. Dot Mullen, Sioux City, Iowa; Mrs. Robena Gruber, Council Bluffs,...

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Davis, Sam – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Sam Davis, one of Aitkins county’s most progressive farmers, passed away Tuesday night at his farm home a few miles northeast of town. The end came after a long period of illness, the last eight months of which he spent most of the time confined to his bed. Mr. Davis was but 59 years old at the time of his death and during the years he had lived here he had built up one of the most attractive farms in the county. He and Mrs. Davis were among the pioneers in the turkey industry. Their birds had become know in many states of the union for their fine quality. Sam Davis was born 17 November 1881 in Modale, Iowa the son of Richard and Susan Little, Iowa pioneers. He grew to manhood at the place of his birth and on December 31, 1903 he married Bessie Layton at Blair, Nebraska. They made their home in Modale for several years before moving to Aitkin in March 1913. Survivors are Mrs. Davis and four daughters, Mrs. Dale Alton (Velma) of Little Sioux, Iowa; Mrs. Dave LeDoux (Frances, Crosby; Mrs. Kermit Broselle (Wilma) Aitkin; Mrs. Eugene Wallis (Loretta) Little Sioux, Iowa; 3 grandchildren, Bobby Broselle, Leonard LeDoux, Judy Jean Wallis; three brothers, Tom, Mondamin, Iowa, Albert, Hornick, Iowa; William,...

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Obituary of Kate Wallace

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Mrs. Kate Wallace, 84 resident of the Modale community for 82 years, died at her home there at 3:30 a.m. Monday. She was born 20 August 1865 at Hamburg, Iowa. Her husband William Wallace, died 5 June 1914. Mrs. Wallace is survived by three daughters, Mrs. James Yutesler of Modale, Iowa; Mrs. K. L. Vittitoe of Mondamin, Iowa and Mrs. Aaron Strain of Modale, Iowa; a sister Mrs. Belle Darmel of Little Sioux, Iowa; two brothers, William Davis of Modale and Albert Davis of Bronson, Iowa; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hardy-Yutesler funeral home in Missouri Valley and will remain there until time of the services. The rites will be held in the funeral home at 2:20 p.m., Wednesday with the Rev. Charles Horejs, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating. Mrs. Lester Yager will be vocal soloist. Internment will be in the Calhoun Cemetery. Pallbearers: George, Sam, Walter and Lehman Vittitoe, Frank Neff and Harry...

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Obituary of William Loyd Wallace

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now William Loyd Wallace was born in Clay Township, Harrison County, Iowa, 2 December 1860 and died at his home north west of Modale, Iowa 5 June 1914 aged 53 years, 6 months and 3 days. He was married to Miss Kate Davis, also a resident of Harrison County on 9 November 1883. To this union there were born four children; three girls; Mrs. James Yutesler of Modale, Iowa; Mrs. Kelly Vittitoe of Woonsockt, south Dakota and Susie who resides at home, and one boy, William Howard who also resides at home. Mr. Wallace lived his entire live in clay township. He was the oldest of a family of nine children of which five brothers survive him, namely, Frank, and Emory of Desota, Nebraska, James, George and Bruce of Mondamin. The funeral services were held at the home last Sunday morning and were in charge of the Mondamin I.O.O.F lodge of which he was a member. Rev. Findley of Modale M. E. church preached the funeral sermon. The body was laid to rest in the cemetery at Calhoun. The bereaved members of the family have the sympathy of the entire community in this great...

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Obituary for Mrs. W. M. Sharpnack

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Funeral services for Mrs. W. M. Sharpnack were held at Modale Church of Christ last Saturday afternoon, with T. H. Jeys of Nevada, Iowa in charge. Internment was made in Calhoun cemetery. Music was furnished by a quartet composed of Mr. and Mrs. David Wiltse, Mrs. Geo. Parker and Mr. will Lockling, with Miss Neita Harvey as pianist. The death of Mrs. Sharpnack came as a great shock to old friends and relatives here, who were concerned about the condition of Mr. Sharpnack, forgetting the weaken condition of his wife. The casket, together with the family arrived on the flyer at 8 o’clock and was taken to the fountain home. Among those from out of town for the funeral were: W.M. and Blandena Sharpnack, Merriam, Kansas; Mrs. Ella Johnson, Cozad, Nebraska; W. I Sharpnack, Lycan, Colorado; Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Sharpnack, Omaha, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Sharpnack, Sioux City, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. John West, Whiting, Iowa; Gussie West and Frank West, Onawa, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Mobley, Blenco, Iowa; Mrs. Dot Mullen, Sioux City, Iowa; Mrs. Robena Gruber, Council Bluffs,...

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Obituary of Levi Motz

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Levi Motz was born in Pennsylvania, 21 April 1828 and died at the home of daughter, Mrs. John Taylor, in Decatur, Nebraska 26 May 1914 at 6 p.m. following several months of decline in strength and sickness aged 86 years 1 month and 5 days. When a young man he came to Tipton County Indiana. In 1854 he came to Iowa and in 1856 he was married to Elizabeth Burcham at Magnolia, Iowa. To their union 11 children were born–9 daughters and 2 sons. All of his children survive him except one daughter who died several years ago. His wife died 36 years ago. Of recent years he has visited with his children, coming to the home of his daughter in Decatur about three months ago. The funeral services were conducted on Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Presbyterian church and his body was laid to rest in the Decatur cemetery, Decatur, Nebraska. The deceased was an uncle of Geroge and J. L. Motz. He was well known to all the earlier settlers in Harrison...

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Obituary of Susan Little Davis

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Susan Little Davis was born June 5, 1848, in Nelson County, Kentucky, and passed away 3 February 1926, aged 77 years, 7 months and 28 days. When she was eight years of age she came with her parents to Hamburg, Iowa, where she lived until her marriage to Richard Davis on 5 October 1863. They lived at Hamburg six years, when they moved to Monona County, which place was their home for ten years. They left Monona County in 1879 and came to Harrison County. This is where this obituary...

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Obituary of Mrs. J. C. Wallace

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Though it had been know for several years the Mrs. J. C. Wallace was in failing health, the announcement of her death Friday morning came as a surprise and shock to the community. she had just lived on uncomplaining to a place where her resistance failed and she was carried to the other world. Georgia E. Linn, daughter of Sylvester J. and Katie Linn, was born 6 March 1870, at Aurora, Illinois, and came with her parents to Harrison County Iowa, at the age of three months. They established the Linn homestead on the east bank of Linn Lake, only a short distance from her future home, where she passed away 3 July 1936 at the age of 66 years, 4 months and 26 days. Her girlhood was typical of the times. She learned early the valuable lessons of good conduct, honesty, industry and thrift. Her early education was obtained in the rural schools of her township, which with the able guidance of her father, himself a teacher, was both broad and thorough. This was supplemented later by a course in the Woodbine Normal. Thus equipped, she taught for several years in the schools of Harrison County. On 7 February 1894 she was married to James C. Wallis and the young couple established their home only...

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1897-1961 Mondamin Iowa High School Alumni

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Pictures for most of the graduating classes of Mondamin High School can be found in the Mondamin Public Library. Graduating classes from 1897 to 1961 are included here. In 1962 due to reorganization the Mondamin, Modale, Pisgah and Little Sioux schools became West Harrison Community School District. Some of the female names have their married name. Use the find feature of your browser to search this page. Class of 1897 Evelyn Adams-Faylor Mary Barett-Smith Lizzie Brawley-Hyde Myrtle Stamper-Earlywine Maude Weldon-Spurlin Class of 1899 Feren Green Ethel Noyes-Garrison Class of 1902 Lottie Burcham-Goodman Lillian McKean-Jensen Helen Morrow-Toben Class of 1903 Mable Mickey-Watts Joseph Morrow Teresa Morrow-Finley Inez Noyes-Vipond Carrie smith-Johnson Lela Stines-Vandecar Bertha Sullivan-Muscleman Class of 1905 Lee Lewis Rex McFarlane Bertha Arbaugh-Watts Class of 1906 Blanche Gunsolly-Shearer Frances Lewis-Clure Effie Phillips-Morrow Jesse Phillips Elma Pitts-Paulson Esta Stuart Class of 1910 P. Joseph Morrow Alfreda Johnson-Neil Vearl Haynie-Waltz Flossie Phillips-Way Rosella Smith-Moore Carroll Stuart Gladys Ruffcorn-Gunsolly Jesse Wills Mayme Wilson-Thomas Class of 1912 Ransom McKean Nellie Noyes-Miller Cecile Spooner-McDonald Anna Springer Carroll Stuart Class of 1913 Lottie Gilmore-Durell Raymond Gilmore Howard McKean Hazel Miller-Erixon Harvey Watts Class of 1914 Frances Behm-Stoltz Jay Blair Vena Crabb-Boxmeyer Anna cooper-Blair Philip Silsby Hazel Wallace-Donn Class of 1915 Ruby Cooper-Robinson Naomi Iden Burl Spooner Glen Weldon Class of 1916 Emma Behm-Boone...

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Mondamin Iowa Early Residents

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Joseph Krumel native of Bohemia, arrived in Mondamin in 1868. The day after his arrival he went to work cutting logs. Other men were cutting posts and making holes in logs, fastening them together with mulberry limbs. these were made into rafts which were about 25 feet wide and 80 feet long. These were sent to Florence, Nebraska to a sawmill. Mr. Krumel later married Henry McNealey’s widow. Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Morrow from Ireland migrated first to Canada and came by covered wagon to Harrison county in 1856. Mr. Morrow was so impressed with the surrounding territory that he decided to locate on this spot. He paid $1.25 an acre for the land, drained it and prospered in his farming. His first cabin was 16 x 24 feet. Later he built what is believed to be the first frame house between council Bluffs and Sioux City. This house was used as an overnight stopover for the stagecoach which made daily trips between Council Bluffs and Sioux City. Mr. and Mrs. Morrow raised a family of eleven children, some of whose descendants are still living in the community. The Patrick Morrow farm has remained in the Morrow name for 112 years. The Maule family originated in Scotland. Donald Maule eventually came to Raglan Township in Harrison...

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Mondamin Iowa Civil War Veterans

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Barnes Post 103 Grand Army of the Republic was organized in Mondamin October 24, 1882 by seventeen charter members. The first officers were: C. H. Burrows, Commander; T. J. Powell, S.V.; W. B. Keith, J. V.; E. J. Hagerman, Surgeon; John H. Noyes, Q.M.; S. J. Linn, O.D.; and R. Morgriedge, O. G. The following names were given as members in the 1891 Harrison County History Book J. W. Arbaugh, Pvt., Co. F, 73rd Indiana Inf. Jess L. Arbaugh, Pvt. Co. F, 13 Iowa Inf. E. C. Beaman, Pvt., Co E, 21st Indiana Inf. J. W. Beaman, Pvt. Co. E, 21st Indiana Inf. C. Belleville, Co. F, 196th Ohio Inf. Titus M. Bowie, Pvt., Co. G, 182nd Ohio Inf. John Cadden, Pvt., co L, 10th N.Y. Heavy Artillery Alexander Carpenter, Pvt., Co E. 63rd Ohio Inf. Amsley Clinkenbeard, Co E, 28th Iowa Inf. Thomas Earlywine, Corp., Co. G, 8th Kansas Inf. W. Garrison, Pvt. Co. H, 21st Wisconsin Inf. John V. Hoon, Pvt., Co K, 54 Ohio Inf. Alex Johnson, Co. F. 48th Iowa Inf. Bartlett Johnson, Pvt., Co G, 53rd Ohio Inf. J. O. Johnson, Pvt. Co I 4th Iowa Inf. W. B. Keith, First Sgt., Company B, 35 Indiana Inf. M. H. P. Kidder, Co., E 69 Inf. M. H. P. Kidder, Pvt., Co....

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