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History of Kossuth, Hancock, and Winnebago Counties, Iowa

History of Kossuth, Hancock, and Winnebago Counties, Iowa together with sketches of their cities, villages and townships, educational, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent persons, and 641 biographies of representative citizens. Also included is a history of Iowa embracing accounts of the pre-historic races, and a brief review of its civil and military history.

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1894 Michigan State Census – Eaton County

United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894 [ Names within brackets are reported in letters. ] Eaton County Bellevue Township. – Elias Stewart, Frank F. Hughes, Edwin J. Wood, Samuel Van Orman, John D. Conklin, Martin V. Moon. Mitchell Drollett, Levi Evans, William Fisher, William E. Pixley, William Henry Luscomb, George Carroll, Collins S. Lewis, David Crowell, Aaron Skeggs, Thomas Bailey, Andrew Day, L. G. Showerman, Hulbert Parmer, Fletcher Campbell, Lorenzo D. Fall, William Farlin, Francis Beecraft, William Caton, Servitus Tucker, William Shipp, Theodore Davis. Village of Bellevue. – William H. Latta, Thomas B. Williams, Hugh McGinn, Samuel Davis, William Reid, Charles B. Wood, Marion J. Willison, Herbert Dilno, Jerry Davidson, Edward Campbell, John Markham, Jason B. Johnson, Josiah A. Birchard, Richard S. Briggs, John Ewing, George Crowell, Henry Legge, James W. Johnston, Luther Tubbs, Oscar Munroe, John W. Manzer, Henry E. Hart, Leander B. Cook, Cyrus L. Higgins, Martin Avery, John M. Anson, Washington Wade, George P. Stevens, James Driscoll, Alexander A. Clark, Antoine Edwards, George Kocher, Charles W. Beers, Lester C. Spaulding, George Martin, Griffen Wilson, Sr., Amos W. Bowen, Josiah G. Stocking, Charles A. Turner, Levi 0. Johnson, Sullivan W. Gibson, Alonzo Chittenden. Benton Township. – Oliver P. Edman, Charles T. Ford, Emanuel Ream, Samuel Bradenberry, Isaac Mosher, Ezra W. Griffith, Joshua Wright, Michael Lynn, Mitchell Chalender, Luther Johnson, George...

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Slave Narrative of Anna Baker

Interviewer: Mrs. Richard Kolb Person Interviewed: Anna Baker Location: Aberdeen, Mississippi Age: 80 Anna Baker, 80-year old ex-slave, is tall and well built. She is what the Negroes term a “high brown.” Her high forehead and prominent cheek bones indicate that there is a strain of other than the pure African in her blood. She is in fair health. “Lemme see how old I is. Well, I tells you jus’ lak I tol’ dat Home Loan man what was here las’ week. I ‘members a pow’ful lot ’bout slavery times an’ ’bout ‘fore surrender. I know I was a right smart size den, so’s ‘cording to dat I mus’ be ‘roun’ ’bout eighty year old. I aint sho’ ’bout dat an’ I don’t want to tell no untruth. I know I was right smart size ‘fore de surrender, as I was a-sayin’, ’cause I ‘members Marster comin’ down de road past de house. When I’d see ‘im ‘way off I’d run to de gate an’ start singin’ dis song to ‘im: ‘Here come de marster, root toot too! Here come Marster, comin’ my way! Howdy, Marster, howdy do! What you gwine a-bring from town today?’ Dat would mos’ nigh tickle him to death an’ he’d say, ‘Loosahna (dat was his pet name for me) what you want today? I’d say, ‘Bring me some goobers, or a doll, or some...

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Clemens, Gerald Raymond – Obituary

Lostine, Wallowa County, Oregon The funeral for Gerald Raymond Clemens will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at O’Hair and Riggs Funeral Chapel, Klamath Falls. The Rev. Robert L. Larson of Ascension Lutheran Church will officiate. Internment will be in Klamath Memorial Park. Mr. Clemens, 87, of Medford, died Dec. 7, 2001, at Rogue Valley Manor in Medford. Memorial contributions may be made to Ascension Lutheran Church Memorial fund, 2617 Barnett Road, Medford, OR 97504, or Rogue Valley Manor Assistance Program, 1200 Mira Mar, Medford, OR 97504. He was born Nov. 13, 1914, in Lostine, the son of Emmett H. and Sadie Jane (Hammack) Clemens. He graduated from Helix High School in 1932. His family moved to Merrill in 1933, and he worked at Ewauna Box Company until 1933. He attended what is now Southern Oregon University from 1933 to 1935. He later received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University of Oregon in Eugene. On may 25, 1941, in Spokane, Wash., he married Henrietta Ekern, who preceded him in death. Mr. Clemens taught at Klamath Falls elementary schools from 1935 until his retirement in 1974. During his tenure he served as principal at Pelican, Conger, Roosevelt and Fairview Schools. He moved to the Rogue Valley Manor in 1987. He served in the U.S. Army 96th Infantry Division during World War II and participated in the invasion of...

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Clemens, Edward J. – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Edward J. Clemens of Wallowa died Feb. 25, 1982, at the Veterans Administration Hospital at Walla Walla, where he had been a patient for a short time. Born in Wallowa on January 25, 1916, he was the son of James and Pearl Lee (Williams) Clemens. He was a Worls War II veteran having served in the Army. A mill worker for the U.S. Forest Service, he was also a member of the American Legion, Kruse Post #72 of Wallowa Clemens loved fishing and all sports, and as a youth had been offered two college scholarships in baseball. Survivors include his brother Ronald of Vallejo, California; sisters Hattie Short of Seattle and Frances Bellamy of Portland; nieces and nephews and his good friend Helen Wilson of Wallowa. Services were February 27, in the Bollman chapel with Lester Wells officiating. Private internment was in Bramlet Cemetery at Wallowa. Bollman Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Wallowa County Chieftain, Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon March 4, 1982 Page 7 Contributed by Sue...

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Clemens, James Clinton – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Rites held for James C. Clemens Funeral services were yesterday (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at the Wallowa Methodist church for James Clinton Clemens who passed away in a La Grande hospital Sunday, September 22, 1963 following a lengthy illness. The Rev. Darwin Secord officiated and interment was in the Wallowa cemetery. The deceased was born in Raleigh County, West Virginia 74 years ago and had lived in Wallowa and vicinity for 62 years. On June 30, 1911 he was married to Pearl Williams who preceded him in death on November 21, 1957. Among his survivors are two sons, Edward, of Wallowa and Roland of Vallejo, California; two daughters, Mrs. Hattie Short, Seattle, Washington, and Mrs. Frances Bellamy, of Portland; three brothers, Frank, of College Place, Washington, Wade, of Medford, and Dola, of Klamath Falls; one sister, Mrs. Susie Walls , of College Place, Washington; and seven grandchildren. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, September 26, 1963 Contributed by: Sue...

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Clemens, Pearl Lee Mrs. – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. Clemens Dies At Hospital Here Following several months of ill health, Mrs., Pearl Lee Clemens, of Wallowa passed away Thursday, November 21, 1957 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for nine days. Memorial services were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. by the Booth-Bollman Funeral home at the Nazarene church in Wallowa, with the Rev. Harold E. Walker officiating. Mrs. Harold Walker was organist, and Virginia Sasser and Rachel Ann Sutphia sang “ What A Friend We Have In Jesus,” “In The Garden,” and “When The Roll is called Up Yonder.” Vault entombment was in the Wallowa cemetery. Casket bearers were: Charles and William Fisher, Arthur Johnson, Logan Shell, Roland McCrae, and Donald Conner. Mrs. Clemens was born April 9, 1892 in Indian Territory (Oklahoma), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Williams. She had lived in Wallowa County for the past 61 years. On June 30, 1911 she was married at Wallowa to James Clint Clemens who survives her. She was a member of the Nazarene church. Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters: Mrs. Walter (Hattie) Short, of Seattle, and Mrs. Clyde (Francis) Bellamy, of Portland; two sons, Roland, Vallejo, Calif., and Edward of Wallowa; and seven grandchildren. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Nov. 28, 1957 Front Page Contributed by: Sue...

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Clemens, Gerald Raymond – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon The funeral for Gerald Raymond Clemens will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at O’Hair and Riggs Funeral Chapel, Klamath Falls. The Rev. Robert L. Larson of Ascension Lutheran Church will officiate. Internment will be in Klamath Memorial Park. Mr. Clemens, 87, of Medford, died Dec. 7, 2001, at Rogue Valley Manor in Medford. He was born Nov. 13, 1914, in Lostine, the son of Emmett H. and Sadie Jane (Hammack) Clemens. He graduated from Helix High School in 1932. His family moved to Merrill in 1933, and he worked at Ewauna Box Company until 1933. He attended what is now Southern Oregon University from 1933 to 1935. He later received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University of Oregon in Eugene. On May 25, 1941, in Spokane, Wash., he married Henrietta Ekern, who preceded him in death. Mr. Clemens taught at Klamath Falls elementary schools from 1935 until his retirement in 1974. During his tenure he served as principal at Pelican, Conger, Roosevelt and Fairview Schools. He moved to the Rogue Valley Manor in 1987. He served in the U.S. Army 96th Infantry Division during World War II and participated in the invasion of Leyte and Okinawa. He was awarded the Bronze Star. Mr. Clemens was a lifetime member of the Klamath Falls Elks, Lodge No. 1247. He was also a member...

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