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The John Levis family of Marshalltown Iowa

Updated December 30, 2001

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John Douglas Levis -- Wife- Nellie Jane Clark
DOB 4/24/1894 DOB 10/18/1902
Died 2/6/1958 Died 09/27/1976

Research goes back to PA--John Levis of Beaver County 1822 bought some property Butler Co Deed, E-187. He appears to have owned property before this but no records have been found to date. It appears he was a farmer. His Children are Hosa J. Levis, John Levis, Cassandra E Levis and Curtis Levis.

Curtis married a women named Sarah. We do not know her last name. We know she was born in 1794 in PA or Maryland. Curtis was first a tailor and then a farmer in Muddy Creek Twp. He died in 1834 or 1835. Sarah died between 1860-1870. We are not sure. Sarah did continue farming the 110 acres of land probably with the help of her children.

The children of Curtis and Sarah Levis are: Mifflin Levis
DOB 7/6/1914-died 8/8/1895.
Thompson Levis DOB 1816 PA-Cenus 1850-1870, Muddy Creek, Butler CO; PA-he was a farmer.
Mary Levis DOB 1831 and married Soloman Fry DOB 1832, Cenus 1870-1880, Perry Twp, Lawerence Co, PA-he was a farmer.
Sarah Jane Levis DOB 1834- no other info known

Mifflin Levis is in the Muddy Creek Twp tax record from 1836 to 1842 as a single man. He moved from Butler Co, PA to Tama Co in Iowa in 1855. Mifflin is the son who brought the Levis family to Iowa. Mifflin married Lucinda McCurdy on Sept 30, 1844. The settled in the Tama County area and raised their family. The children of Mifflin and Lucinda are:
Robert Curtis Levis DOB 12/3/1846
William W. Levis DOB 2/22/185
Samuel E Levis DOB 10/26/1856
Ella G. Levis DOB 11/2/1860
Mildred Levis DOB 08/26/1863
Cyrus Winnings Levis DOB 10/12/1865
Mary E Levis DOB 07/15/1857
Samantha Manthy Levis DOB 11/12/1853
Sylvester Levis DOB 10/9/1858

Sylvester Levis married Nettie Harris on 4/16/1892. John Douglas Levis is their son. Sylvester was married before Nettie. He was first married in 1885 to Polly Hattie Davenport. They had a son named Harry LeRoy Levis. DOB 11/5/1888 and died 2/8/1934.

Family Photos

  • John Douglas Levis as a young man (75 KB)
    Meet John D. Levis and his wife Nellie Jane Clark-Levis. John was born near Tama Iowa. He and Nellie settled in Marshalltown to raise their family.
  • Nellie Jane Clark-Levis as a young women (78 KB)
    Meet John D. Levis and his wife Nellie Jane Clark-Levis. John was born near Tama Iowa. He and Nellie settled in Marshalltown to raise their family.
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