Summer-2017

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Mary Jane Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Davis, was born at Greenfield, Ohio November 29, 1840, and passed away at home of her son, Clarence, in Burlington Saturday evening November 13, 1929 aged almost 80 years.

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Jan 2017

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Today half of all states allow adult adoptees
some form of access to their original birth
certificate outside of going to court. In at least
nine states—Alabama, Alaska, Colorado,
Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, New Hampshire,
Rhode Island (must be 25 yrs or older), and
Oregon—

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Fall 2016

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On a sunny Saturday morning, July 09, 2016, history enthusiasts gathered at a once bustling ghost town
known as Kossuth. Russ Fry, Gary Kupferschmid and Michael Bloomer along with the Kossuth Cemetery
Association re-dedicated a Civil War monument memorializing soldiers who fought from Yellow Springs
Township and surrounding communities. The original dedication occurred on July 4, 1866.

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Summer 2016

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At Waterloo, New York, Henry C. Wells, a popular local druggist, during a social gathering, encouraged his neighbors to place flowers on the graves of their fallen sons and husbands to honor those 58 sons of the village

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Spring 2016

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We continue to update cemetery information to make it easier to find cemeteries and burials within them. Maps are now complete for Des Moines, Lee, Henry, and Van Buren counties. Each map shows the location of all known cemeteries in the county and has a list of GPS
coordinates for each cemetery.

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Winter 2014

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The entire set of microfilmed Territorial Papers of Iowa is available in the Local History space
at the Burlington Public Library. Kay has compiled the attached spreadsheets that index
some of the information that appears on roll 29 of M325.

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Fall 2014

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While millions of people spent last weekend dumping buckets of ice water on their heads and documenting it on Facebook to raise money and awareness for ALS, a few usgenetics geeks gathered and talked about haplogroups* A, L and S, among others.

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Summer 2014

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Johann Theodor Beckmann was born Oct 9, 1822. He was the third child born to Johann
Nortel Beckmann and Maria Josepha Fintrop. J. Lutger Joseph was Theodore’s six year old brother and Anna Maria Josepha was his four year old sister. He was born in the rural village of Hervest (now Fortmund), In Westphalia, Germany, in western Prussia.

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Spring 2014

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Notice is hereby given that within fifteen days after this publication, I, F. W. Buser, treasurer of Des Moines County, will place in the hands of the Sheriff of this County a certified list of all delinquent motor vehicles on which the fees are delinquent and unpaid, unless same are sooner paid at this office.

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