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Ancestors of Daniel Dean Peterson


      50. Samuel Harrison Smith, born October 19, 1846 in Greene County, IL; died September 01, 192971. He was the son of 100. Miles R. Smith and 101. Martha Permelia Cravens. He married 51. Martha Ethel Cravens December 24, 1865 in Story County, IA72.

      51. Martha Ethel Cravens, born December 31, 1846 in Greene County, IL; died August 09, 1894 in Washington Twp, Story County, IA73,74. She was the daughter of 102. Columbus Cravens and 103. Lucy Ann D..

Notes for Samuel Harrison Smith:
Excerpts from Letter from Inez Smith Anderson Albert City IA 1-14-1985
"I've been to my sister Etoyles and she doesn't know much as I do about the Smiths. She was just a little girl of 6 years when Grandpa (Samuel Smith) lived with us. He came to visit several days or weeks at a time up after 1921 up until he died in about the 1st of September 1929. .... Grandpa lived with my folks from January of 1908 until Spring of 1921. They farmed by Pickeral Lake then my folks and us moved to the farm west of Revere, MN. ...The last time Grandpa stayed with us was in the Spring of 1929 by Laurens with farm. ...Grandpa and the young folks farmed across the road east of Pickeral Lake and north of Laurens. ... Aunt Lucy and Milt Gatrel lived about 4 miles (as the crow flies) southeast of them, so they were about 4 1/2 miles northwest of Laurens. ... Uncle Wave lived just 1/2 mile north of us by Pickeral Lake until he and Ella and Wayne moved to Minn. ... We always had Grandma Martha's picture hanging in our living room when I was growing up. Grandpa played the violin for dances. ... Grandpa alway played the violin and a lady played the piano. ...

From History of Story County, Iowa p. 133. Mr. S.H. Smith, of Kelley, had two colts killed by cars a couple of weeks ago. A colt belonging to Mr. Newhart had a leg broken at the same time. (Feb. 25, 1886)

More About Samuel Harrison Smith:
Burial: Walnut Grove Cem, Palestine Twp, Story County, IA75
Census: 1870, Palestine Twp, Story County, IA
Occupation: Farmer

More About Martha Ethel Cravens:
Burial: Walnut Grove Cem, Palestine Twp, Story County, IA75
     
Children of Samuel Smith and Martha Cravens are:
  i.   George C. Smith, born March 19, 1867 in Palestine Twp, Story County, IA; died May 13, 1867 in Palestine Twp, Story County, IA.
  More About George C. Smith:
Burial: Walnut Grove Cem, Palestine Twp, Story County, IA

  25 ii.   Louisa Ann Smith, born March 02, 1868 in Kelley, Story County, IA; died December 01, 1906 in Booth Twp, Palo Alto County, IA; married (1) Albert Leroy Foster December 06, 1885 in Baptist Church, Kelley, Story County, Iowa; married (2) Milton G. Gatrell October 19, 1892 in Kelley, Story County, IA.
  iii.   William Everett Smith, born March 04, 1870 in Palestine Twp, Story County, IA; died February 24, 1941 in Ames, Story County, IA; married (1) Elizabeth Crawford; married (2) Ann "Mamie" Vaugn November 11, 1900; born November 19, 1881 in Missouri; died June 10, 1930 in Ames, Story County, IA.
  Notes for William Everett Smith:
Obituary: William Smith Rites Wednesday
The body of William E. Smith, 70, who died Monday in the Mary Greeley Hospital, will lie in state from 7-9 pm Tuesday night at the Duckworth funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Wednesday in the Christian Church at Laurens, Iowa. Surviving are three sons, Floyd of Ames, Wayne of Detroit, MI, and Aubrey of Rock Island, IL and a daughter, Mrs. Cordia Stuck also of Rock Island.
Obituary: Ames Milepost
William E. Smith
William E. Smith, for many years past and Ames citizen, died at the Mary Greeley Hospital Monday at the age of nearly 71 years. He was born on March 4, 1870, and was for many years a farmer near Kelley, and also followed carpentry in Ames. Surviving him is a daughter, Mrs. Stuck of Rock Island, IL and three sons, Wayne of Detroit, Aubrey of Rock Island, and Floyd of Ames. After funeral services the remains will be taken to Laurens for burial.

  More About William Everett Smith:
Burial: February 26, 1941, Laurens Cem, Pocahontas County, IA

  iv.   Olive M. Smith, born October 12, 1871 in Palestine Twp, Story County, IA; married Arthur D. Stark October 16, 1889 in Story County, IA.
  Notes for Olive M. Smith:
Supposedly resided at Ottumwa, Wapello County, IA.

  More About Arthur D. Stark:
Occupation: Minister
Residence: Ottomwa, IA

  v.   Freeman W. Smith, born June 10, 1873 in Palestine Twp, Story County, IA; died November 23, 1874 in Palestine Twp, Story County, IA.
  vi.   Dosha Elizabeth Smith, born April 11, 1874 in Palestine Twp, Story County, IA; died October 29, 1876 in Palestine Twp, Story County, IA.
  vii.   Hardin Smith, born November 10, 1876 in Palestine Twp, Story County, IA.
  viii.   Ward Allen Smith, born April 27, 1880 in Guthrie County, IA; died 1949 in New Ulm, Brown County, MN; married Etta Mae Fuchs November 24, 1908 in Laurens, Pocahontas County, IA; born March 21, 1887; died July 02, 1949 in Iowa.
  More About Ward Allen Smith:
Census: 1925, Laurens, Pocahontas County, IA
Occupation: Farmer

  ix.   Wayne (Wave) Smith, born August 01, 1882 in Guthrie County, IA; died Abt. 1964 in Mountain Lake, MN; married Ella Fuchs 1909 in Pocahontas County, IA; born February 22, 1893; died October 17, 1966.
  More About Wayne (Wave) Smith:
Burial: Tracy Cem, Tracy, Lyon County, MN
Census: 1900, New Albany Twp, Story County, IA76

  x.   Zora Veloy Smith, born August 24, 1885 in Washington Twp, Story County, IA77; died December 20, 1972 in Ames, Story County, IA; married Walter O. Hopkins December 25, 1908 in Laurens, Pocahontas County, IA.
  Notes for Zora Veloy Smith:
Obituary Ames Daily Tribune:
12-20-1972: Services Pending for Mrs. Hopkins
Mrs. Zora V. Hopkins, 87, of Nevada, and formerly of Ames, died early Wednesday morning at Mary Greeley Hospital. Funeral services are pending and will be announced by Adams Funeral Home. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. E.W. "Al" Van Doren, 1410 Marston Ave.
12-21-1972: Mrs. Hopkins Services Friday
Mrs. Zora Veloy Hopkins, 87, 1412 Marston Ave, died Wednesday at Mary Greeley Hospital. Funeral services will be at 1:30 pm Friday from Adams Funeral Home with the Rev. William F. Overhulser officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Hopkins was born Aug. 24, 1885 at Kelley and she married Walter O. Hopkins, Dec. 25, 1908, at Laurens. She moved to Ames in 1955 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, L.O. Hopkins, Phoenix, AZ, four daughters, Mrs. E. W. Van Doren, 1412 Martson Ave, Mrs. E.J. Grewell, Forest Park, IL, Mrs. Maurice Grewell, San Francisco, CA, and Mrs. A.P. Brugone, Long Beach, CA, a sister, Mrs. Cordie V. Strong, Crosby, MN 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and a sister. Friends may call at Adams Funeral Home Thursday evening. A memorial fund for the American Cancer Assn. has been established and gifts may be left at the First National Bank.

  More About Zora Veloy Smith:
Burial: December 23, 1972, Walnut Grove Cem, Walnut Grove, Redwood County, MN

  xi.   Cordia V. Smith, born January 19, 1889 in Kelley, Story County, IA78; married (1) Walter J. Strong; born April 25, 1880 in Wisconsin; died February 1967; married (2) George Elmer Meligan January 19, 1909 in Laurens, Pocahontas County, IA; born April 19, 1886 in Byron, IL; died July 14, 1940 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN.
  Notes for Cordia V. Smith:
Obituary: Mrs. Strong, 89, Dies At Hospital
Mrs. Cordia V. Strong, 89, Crosby, an area resident for over 50 years, died Tuesday at the Cuyuna Range District Hosptial. Mrs. Strong was born at Kelly, Iowa, Jan. 19, 1889. She was a member of the Assemblies of God Tabernacle in Crosby. Services will be held at the Tabernacle on Saturday at 1:30 pm the Rev. Charles Skaggs will officiate and interment will be in Lakewood Cemetery. Friends may call at Koop Funeral Home after 4 pm Friday, and the church one hour prior to the service. Mrs. Strong was preceded in death by her first husband, George Meligan, in July of 1940, and by her second husband, Walter Strong, in February of 1967. She is survived by two sons, Earl Meligan of Deerwood and Elmer of Portland, Ore., a stepson, Willard Strong of Battle Ground, Wash., two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Alice) Taylor of Crosby and Mrs. Robert (Hazel) Kinler of Minneapolis; 13 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Obituary: Cordia V. Strong Services Saturday
Crosby- Mrs. Cordia Strong, 89, of Crosby, died Tuesday at the convalescent and care unit of the Cuyuna Range District Hospital. Born on Jan. 19, 1889, in Kelly, Iowa, Mrs. Strong was an area resident for over fifty years. She was a member of the Assemblies of God Tabernacle in Crosby. Surviving are two sons, Earl Meligan of Deerwood and Elmer Meligan of Portland, Ore., one stepson, Willard Strong of Battle Ground, Wash. two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Alice) Taylor of Crosby and Mrs. Robert (Hazel) Kinler of Minneapolis, several nieces and nephews, 13 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her first husband, George Meligan, in July of 1940, and by her second husband, Walter Strong, in February of 1967. Services are set for 1:30 pm Saturday at the the Assemblies of God Tabernacle with the Rev. Charles Skaggs officiating. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 pm Friday at Koop Funeral Home and one hour before the services at the church.

  More About Cordia V. Smith:
Burial: Scandia Cem, Deerwood, Crow Wing County, MN

  Notes for George Elmer Meligan:
Obituary Deewood MN Newspaper: Death Claims George E. Meligan
The last rites for George E. Meligan, who passed away Sunday, July 14th in Minneapolis were held Thursday afternoon at Koop's funeral chapel in Crosby. Rev. R.W. Miller of the Tabernacle church officiated. Solos were rendered by Mrs. John Peterson and Miss Stephanie Cofield, the former singing "City Four Square" and the later "When We Say Good Morning Up There" Olson Brothers quartet sang "Wonderful Peace." Interement was in Deerwood Cemetery. The pallbearers were: Andrew Olson (of Aitkin), Steve Cofield, Alfred Cowling, Thomas Ermantinger, George Elmer, and Richard Fort. Mr. Meligan was taken ill about two weeks before his death and the doctor recognized the illness as most serious from the onset. He was taken to the hospital in Minneapolis in the hope that the disease could be overcome by the most efficient treatment, but it proved of no avail. During his fifteen years residence in this community, Mr. Meligan had made a large circle of friends who regret his untimely departure. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. R.E. Kinler of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Frank Taylor of Bay Lake, and two sons, Elmer and Earl of Deerwood. Two brothers and a sister also survive: Charles Meligan, Iroquois, S.D., Homer Meligan, Deerwood, and Mrs. Willard Hartley, Boone, Iowa, besides six grandchildren. George Elmer Meligan was born in Byron, Illinois, April 19, 1886. He was the son of Whitfield Meligan and Helen Wells Meligan. He was united in marriage to Cordia Smith at Laurens, Iowa, January 19, 1909. They settled in Cottonwood county, MN, in 1915 and came to the Cuyuna Range in 1925, and that year settled in Deerwood, which has since been their home.

Obituary Crosby Courier, July 18, 1940: George Elmer Meligan
George Elmer Meligan of Deerwood died Sunday, July 14 in Minneapolis. He was born April 19, 1885 and was 54 years old. Surviving are his wife, two sons and two daughters. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the Koop Funeral Home, with the Rev. R.W. Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Scandia Cemetery, Deerwood.

  More About George Elmer Meligan:
Burial: July 18, 1940, Scandia Cem, Deerwood, Crow Wing County, MN
Census: 1910, Pocahontas County, IA


      52. Johannes Andersson, born June 16, 1824 in Gillberga Parish, Varmland, Sweden; died September 26, 1861 in Gillberga Parish, Varmland, Sweden. He was the son of 104. Anders Jonsson and 105. Maja Eriksdotter. He married 53. Kajsa Olofsdotter September 24, 1843 in Sillerud, Varmland, Sweden.

      53. Kajsa Olofsdotter, born August 04, 1824 in Gillberga Parish, Varmland, Sweden; died June 16, 1867 in Gillberga Parish, Varmland, Sweden.
     
Children of Johannes Andersson and Kajsa Olofsdotter are:
  i.   Emma Augusta Johnson, born March 29, 1853 in Gillberga Parish, Varmland, Sweden; married Karl Johannesson; born January 24, 1850 in Gillberga Parish, Varmland, Sweden.
  ii.   Selma Erika Johnson, born May 18, 1855 in Ovre Skogen, Gillberga Parish, Varmland, Sweden; died 1859 in Gillberga Parish, Varmland, Sweden.
  iii.   Anna Maria Johnson, born June 26, 1857 in Ovre Skogen, Gillberga Parish, Varmland, Sweden; died November 05, 1939 in Alta, Buena Vista County, IA; married Martin Ankerson April 08, 1886 in Alta,Buena Vista County, IA; born March 31, 1841 in Roagar, Denmark; died August 15, 1915 in Alta, Buena Vista County, IA.
  iv.   Anders Gustaf Johnson, born November 30, 1859 in Ovre Skogen, Gillberga Parish, Varmland, Sweden; died 1859 in Gillberga Parish, Varmland, Sweden.
  26 v.   Johan Alfred Johnson, born March 27, 1861 in Prastgarden, Gillberga Parish, Varmland, Sweden; died February 15, 1951 in Ruthven, Story County, IA; married Sofia Marie Andersdotter May 28, 1887 in Gillberga Parish, Varmland, Sweden.
  vi.   Kristina Sofia Johnson, born March 27, 1861 in Ovre Skogen, Gillberga Parish, Varmland, Sweden; died 1864 in Gillberga Parish, Varmland, Sweden.


      54. Anders Ollson, born January 01, 1835 in Langserud, Varmland, Sweden. He married 55. Maja Stina Johannesdotter January 20, 1861 in Langserud, Varmland, Sweden.

      55. Maja Stina Johannesdotter, born December 01, 1830 in Langserud, Varmland, Sweden.
     
Children of Anders Ollson and Maja Johannesdotter are:
  i.   Emilie Andersdotter
  ii.   Louise Andersdotter
  iii.   Frank Anderson
  iv.   Martin Anderson
  v.   August Anderson, born February 23, 1861.
  27 vi.   Sofia Marie Andersdotter, born March 09, 1863 in Langserud, Varmland, Sweden; died September 21, 1934 in Laurens, Story County, IA; married Johan Alfred Johnson May 28, 1887 in Gillberga Parish, Varmland, Sweden.
  vii.   Carolina Andersdotter, born March 11, 1865.


      56. Michael Williams, born Abt. 1836 in Fountain County, IN; died Abt. 1897 in Hardin Twp, Hardin County, IA. He was the son of 112. Daniel Williams and 113. Allie Harvey. He married 57. Catherine Kidwiler February 06, 1859 in Hardin County, IA79.

      57. Catherine Kidwiler, born May 08, 1836 in Shephardstown, Jefferson County, VA; died November 27, 1909 in Hardin Twp, Hardin County, IA80. She was the daughter of 114. Jacob M. Kidwiler and 115. Mary Lambrecht.

Notes for Michael Williams:
Hardin County IA Land Records:
p. 422 Filed 8-28-1855 William W. Willingham to Michael Williams NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 sec 33 twp 89 rg 20
(Jackson Twp) 40 acres 4-10-1855

Bk 5 p. 98 Filed 4-23-1861 Micheal Williams to Aaron McRoberts SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 sec 33 twp 80 rg 20 40 acres for $150. 3-29-1861

Bk 20 p. 596 Filed 6-30-1870 Michael Williams to A. Powell SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 sec 28 twp 89 rg 20 11-20-1869.

Bk 20 p. 323 Warranty Deed Filed 12-11-1869 Michael Williams to Richard Williams NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 sec 33 twp 89 rg 20

Bk 56 p. 227 Filed 2-17-1877 Michael Williams to John Wesley Simpson S 1/2 of SW 1/2 sec 20 twp 89 rg 20 2-16-1877.

Family stories told by Guy Williams to Dan Peterson (Guy was a grandson of Michael Williams): Michael owned about 4 acres of land by Iowa Falls. He died of a pain in his side in his home. Gangerine has supposedly set in. Perhaps a ruptured appendix. He was a farmer and a logger. Michael was about 5'8" tall and about 190 lbs. Catherine came to Iowa with her parents from Virginia. She was a year older than Michael and was a very heavy set woman.

History of Hardin County IA p. 788: in article about Catherine's father Jacob Kidwiler and his family, "Catherine, now Mrs. Michael Williams."

More About Michael Williams:
Burial: Union Cem, Iowa Falls, Hardin County, Iowa
Census: 1850, Jackson Twp, Fountain Co, IN
Occupation: Farmer
Religion: Baptist

  Notes for Catherine Kidwiler:
Obituary: Iowa Falls Sentinel Newspaper 11-30-1909
      Mrs. Michael Williams died of tuberculosis at her home southeast of town Saturday night. The funeral was held at the Baptist church yesterday afternoon and the services were conducted by Rev. Stull, pastor of the church. Interment was made in the Union cemetery. She was seventy nine years old and leaves a family of seven children. The father and husband was buried here about twelve years ago.


More About Catherine Kidwiler:
Burial: Union Cem, Iowa Falls, Hardin County, Iowa
Religion: Baptist
     
Children of Michael Williams and Catherine Kidwiler are:
  i.   Harvey H. Williams, born Abt. 1862 in Hardin Twp, Hardin Co, IA; died 1918 in Iowa Falls, Hardin County, IA; married Alice M. Taylor September 15, 1881 in Hardin County, Iowa81; born Abt. 1864 in Iowa.
  Notes for Harvey H. Williams:
Newspaper Article: 1883
H.H. Williams and family attended the funeral of Grandma Williams Monday morning.

  More About Harvey H. Williams:
Census: 1895, Hardin County, IA

  ii.   Alice M. Williams, born May 09, 1864 in Hardin County, IA; died September 14, 1890 in Hardin County, IA82; married Charles H. Elzig November 25, 1884 in Eldora, Hardin County, IA83; born Abt. 1859.
  More About Alice M. Williams:
Burial: Union Cem, Iowa Falls, Hardin County, IA

  Notes for Charles H. Elzig:
History of Hardin Co Iowa 1911 p. 1047 Charles H. Elzig, son of Gus Elzig, is a student at Ellsworth College.

  More About Charles H. Elzig:
Burial: Union Cem, Iowa Falls, Hardin County, IA

  iii.   Sewell Williams, born Abt. 1865; died in Des Moines, Polk County, IA.
  iv.   Isaac Williams, born Abt. 1867 in Hardin County, IA; died Abt. 1869 in Hardin County, IA.
  28 v.   Michael Noah Williams, born March 22, 1869 in Hardin Twp, Hardin County, Iowa; died February 06, 1936 in McGrath, Aitkin County, MN; married Julietta "Ada" Spragg October 04, 1891 in Pleasant Twp, Hardin County, IA.
  vi.   Daniel Williams, born Abt. 1870 in Hardin County, IA; died Abt. 1873 in Hardin County, IA.
  vii.   Elizabeth S. Williams, born Abt. 1871.
  viii.   Mary Jane Williams, born Abt. 1874.
  ix.   Catherine Elizabeth Williams, born October 02, 1878 in Hardin County, Iowa; married G.W. Rusch April 22, 1911 in Hardin County, Iowa84.
  x.   James Cleveland Williams, born October 02, 1878 in Hardin County, IA; died December 22, 1933 in Iowa Falls, Hardin County, IA; married Irene.
  Notes for James Cleveland Williams:
Obituary Iowa Falls Sentinel Newspaper : James C. Williams
Funeral services for James C. Williams, who passed away at the Leo Chapman home north of Iowa Falls last Friday morning, were held at the Wilbur funeral home on Sunday afternoon, December 24th, conducted by Rev. E. Seybold, of Ackley. Burial was made in the Union Cemetery at Iowa Falls.
James Cleveland Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Williams was born at Iowa Falls, October 2, 1883, and spent all his life in this community. About a week before his death, Mr. Williams was taken sick, threatened with pneumonia, but he was apparently recovering when when he was stricken with a heart attack. He died shortly after. The deceased is survived by one brother, Mike Williams, who lives near Mellolac, Minnesota, and by one sister, Mrs. George Rush, of Iowa Falls. Mr. Williams' maternal grandfather, Jacob Kidwiler, was the first white settler in Hardin county. He located on the banks of the Iowa river in Jackson township in the fall of 1850. Joseph H. Kidwiler, a brother of Mr. Williams' mother was the first white child born in this county.


  More About James Cleveland Williams:
Burial: December 24, 1933, Union Cem Hardin County, Iowa


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