Selected Schueth_Rice_Families and Individuals

Notes


Harry Stromdahl

From: Richard E. Henthorn 5403 76th Ave Hyattsville, MD 20784-1705
MARRIAGE: 1 Jul 1920, Harry Stromdahl, 26, to Ical Powell, 17
(Source: Putnam Co., MO Marriage Records, Vol. 6, p. 469 - furnished by
Joyce Posey)


Ical Powell

From: Richard E. Henthorn 5403 76th Ave Hyattsville, MD 20784-1705
RESIDENCES: As of Dec 1944, Rockford, IL
RESIDENCES: As of Sep 1946, Mrs. Carl Johnson of Rockford, IL
RESIDENCES: As of Nov 1953, Rockford, IL
AKA: Osal


Louise Powell

From: Richard E. Henthorn 5403 76th Ave Hyattsville, MD 20784-1705
RESIDENCES: As of Dec 1944, Moline, IL
RESIDENCES: As of Sep 1946, Mrs. Ray Couch of Phoenix, AZ
RESIDENCES: As of Jan 1952, Colona, IL
RESIDENCES: As of Nov 1953, Pamona, CA


Osie Powell

From: Richard E. Henthorn 5403 76th Ave Hyattsville, MD 20784-1705
RESIDENCES: As of Dec 1944, Davenport, IA
RESIDENCES: As of Sep 1946, Mrs. Henry Paaske of Argo, IA
RESIDENCES: As of Nov 1953, Argo, IA


Alexander Powell

From: Richard E. Henthorn 5403 76th Ave Hyattsville, MD 20784-1705
Alexander Powell
AKA: Alex
MARRIAGE: Alexander Powell, b. 1886, MO, son of William and Narcissus and
Amanda Line were married on 18 Aug 1891 at Litchfield, Neb., by W.J. Fisher,
Justice of the Peace. [Note: The names of Amanda's parents were not listed.]
(Source: Sherman Co., NE Marriage Records, 1873-1899, p. 507 - furnished by
Joyce Posey)
RESIDENCES: Aug 1891, Sherman Co., NE
RESIDENCES: As of Apr 1929, Cox City, OK
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DWS: birth year derived from census below
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)
Census: 1880, in Putnam Co., MO, Union Twp., #186, page 530A
Rebecca Powell, 60, farming, widow, PA NJ Ire
William G. 46, son, OH OH PA
Nacis, 46, daughter-in-law, MO Tenn Tenn
Charles, 21, grandson, MO OH MO
Rob Lee, 16, grandson, MO OH MO
Alexander, 14, grandson, MO OH MO
Daniel Ryals, 18, grandson, MO AL OH
Rebecca Ryals, 12, granddaughter, IA AL OH
(Census furnished by Joyce Posey)
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Alice Powell

From: Richard E. Henthorn 5403 76th Ave Hyattsville, MD 20784-1705
RESIDENCES: As of Dec 1944, Mrs. Alice Clark of Phoenix, AZ
QUESTION: Was Alice Powell, Mrs. Claude Gilppin of Hollywood, CA, as of
Nov 1953?


Martha E Powell

From: Richard E. Henthorn 5403 76th Ave Hyattsville, MD 20784-1705
Martha E. Powell
RESIDENCES: Are of Clearmont, Sheridan Co., WY for 34 years
RESIDENCES: Dec 1944, Sheridan, WY
CHURCH_AFFILIATION: Member of Baptist church
ORGANIZATIONS: President of Clearmont Homemakers Club
CEMETERY: Sheridan Municipal Cemetery, Sheridan, WY
OBITUARY: Martha E. Dooley
Mrs. William Dooley of Clearmont, [WY], died Friday evening at her Sheridan,
[WY] home following a long illness. She had made her home in the Clearmont
area for 34 years.
Mrs. Dooley was born July 15, 1889, in Missouri and on March 7, 1910, married
to Mr. Dooley in Sherican. She was president of the Clearmont Homemaker's
Club, and a member of the Baptist Church.
Her survivors are the widower; a son, Albert of Clearmont; two daughters,
Sylvia Rosenthal of Buffalo, New York, and Ira Porter of Decker, Montana, her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Powell of Moline, Illinois; seven sisters, Mrs.
Flossie Van Vark of Prairie City, Iowa, Mrs. Osal (sic) Stromdohl,of Rockford,
Illinois; Mrs. Rosie Johnson, of Rock Island, Illinois; Mrs. Alice Clark, of
Phoenix, Arizona; Mrs. Byrd Strand, of Sheridan, Wyoming; Mrs. Osie Paskie
(sic) of Davenport, Iowa; and Mrs. Louise Cranch (sic), of Moline, Illinois;
her brothers, Frank Powell of Rock Island, Illinois; Curtis Powell of
Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Roy Powell, of Phoenix, Arizona; Charles Powll of
Moline, Illinois; William Powell of the U.S. Army stationed overseas.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Champion's drawing room with
Rev. Oliver Reed officiating. Burial will be in the Sheridan Municipal
Cemetery.
(Source: From the Sheridan, WY newspaper, reprinted in the 6 Dec 1944 issue of
the Unionville Republican, Unionville, MO - researcher Sarah Lemen Phillips,
Unionville, MO - furnished by Joyce Posey)


Joseph Sanford Leonard

Maxine Crowell Leonard's CONGER FAMILY OF AMERICA I: pg: 758
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From: Richard E. Henthorn 5403 76th Ave Hyattsville, MD 20784-1705
Joseph Sanford Leonard
MILITARY: Enlisted in Company C, 36th Iowa Volunteer Infanty on 11 Aug 1862 during the Civil War. This regiment was mustered our at Duvall's Bluff, Ark. on 24 Aug 1865.
(Source: History of Appanoose Co., IA, 1878 - furnished by Joyce Posey)
MARRIAGE: 27 Jun 1861, Appanoose Co., IA; Book 2, page 93
(Source: "Index to Grooms, Early Marriage Records, 1847-1900" published by Appanoose County Genealogical Society, Centerville, IA 52544, 1986 - furnished by Joyce Posey)
CEMETERY: Margaret Leonard, July 24 1893, d. Nov. 15, 1911, his wife; Joseph Leonard, Feb. 5, 1937, d. Nov. 28, 1927; Co. G. 36th Ia Inf. GAR Section 3, Row 24, Exline Cemetery, Exline, Appanoose Co., IA.
[Note: There was no Co. G listed with the 36th Iowa Inf. The tombstone probably should have read, Co., C. (Furnished by Joyce Posey)


Margaret Conger

From: Richard E. Henthorn 5403 76th Ave Hyattsville, MD 20784-1705
CEMETERY: Margaret Leonard, July 24 1893, d. Nov. 15, 1911, his wife; Joseph
Leonard, Feb. 5, 1937, d. Nov. 28, 1927; Co. G. 36th Ia Inf. GAR
Section 3, Row 24, Exline Cemetery, Exline, Appanoose Co., IA.
[Note: There was no Co. G listed with the 36th Iowa Inf. The tombstone
probably should have read, Co., C. (Furnished by Joyce Posey)


Jeremiah Leonard

Maxine Crowell Leonard's CONGER FAMILY OF AMERICA I: pg: 758
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From: Richard E. Henthorn 5403 76th Ave Hyattsville, MD 20784-1705
CEMETERY: Exline Cemetery, at Exline, Appanoose Co., IA, Section 3, Row 24. Age 1 yr 1 mo.


Emma Catherine Leonard

Maxine Crowell Leonard's CONGER FAMILY OF AMERICA I: pg: 758
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From: Richard E. Henthorn 5403 76th Ave Hyattsville, MD 20784-1705
AKA: May have used her middle name, Catherine. Emma appears on her tombstone.
DEATH: Died young just before marriage
CEMETERY: Unknown Leonard, d. May 5, 1875; 1y, 1 m; Emma C. Leonard, d. Jan. 31, 1894, 17y, 5m, 17d; Section 3, Row 24, Exline Cemetery, Exline, Appanoose Co., IA. (Furnished by Joyce Posey)


Enos Conger

A dif source showed birth in Pennsylvania ?
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From: Richard E. Henthorn 5403 76th Ave Hyattsville, MD 20784-1705
Email: Rhenthorn1@aol.com (301) 459-0535
BIRTH-CONFLICT: Was he born in Greene Co., PA as Maxine Crowell Leonard lists or in Monroe Co., OH as others list? 1850, 1856, 1870 and 1880 census records of Appanoose Co., IA lists OH.
MARRIAGE: Enos Conger and Jane Strayer were married on 30 Aug 1838 in Marshall Co., VA.
[Note, on the cover of the source document: These marriages were taken from the WPA records that are located in the State Archives at Charleston, West Virginia. These records were sometimes copied by people who could not read the writing very well. If you have any questions about any marriage we would suggest you write directly to the Marshall County Court House.] (Source: Marshall Co, WV Marriages 1835-1889 by Wes Cochran, Martha Metz, Linda Camp - furnished by Joyce Posey to Robert R. Guilinger)
LAND: Monroe Co., OH Deed Book 1, page 229. Gilbert McCoy and others to Enos Conger - 11 Oct 1839. Gilbert McCoy and Sarah, his wife; Joseph Seals and Sarah, his wife; Thomas McCoy and Maria, his wife; Mitchell McCoy and Mary, his wife, to Enos Conger - for $59.00 in Green Township NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of S.34, T3, R.4, Marietta lands, which the parties of the first part became heirs by the deceased of William McCoy, their
brother: Witnesses: James Seals and John (or Jehu) Mills (Source: Fedorchak, Vol. X, page 177 - furnished by Betty Cronin)
TAX_LIST: 1841, Green Twp., Monroe Co., OH Enos Conger, R4, T3, S34, SW SW, 40 acres, Value $47.00
TAX_LIST: 1842, Green Twp., Monroe Co., OH Enos Conger, R4, T3, S34, SW SW, 40 acres, Value $47.00
TAX_LIST: 1843, Green Twp., Monroe Co., OH Enos Conger, R4, T3, S34, SW SW, 40 acres, Value $47.00
TAX_LIST: 1844, Green Twp., Monroe Co., OH Enos Conger, R4, T3, S34, SW SW, 40 acres, Value $47.00
Taxable property: 1 horse, value $40.00; 2 cattle, value $16.00 Paid $7.00 state tax; $1.12 road tax
TAX_LIST: 1845, no record found
TAX_LIST: 1846, Green Twp., Monreo Co., OH
Enos Conger, R4, T3, S34, W 1/2 SW, 80 acres, Value $302.00 and
Enos Conger, R4, T3, S34, NE, SW, 40 acres, Value $157.00; under the heading of Remarks: Pennell, Wm. A., transferred to ... [Note: Joyce Posey writes: Apparently Enos Conger completed the improvements on the land he had purchased from the McCoys and lived on the property. By 1846 he had acquired another 80 acres and there was a huge increase in the value of the property and the taxes, at which point he sold the land and migrated to Iowa.
(Source: Tax records obtained for Joyce Posey by Shirley Neiswonger)
EMIGRATION: Conger families came west to Iowa over time. Enos and Jane Strayer Conger came first, in 1845 (brother and wife) and homesteaded on the Charlton River. Then came Elias [G.] and John [B.] in 1849 (brothers) and they homesteaded claims in Caldwell township. They were followed in the early 50's by Benoni, James, Morris, Moses, Max, Mark and Stephen (brothers and nephews), with cousins Charles, Elias and William. (Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard)
LAND: According to Keith Conger, Enos Conger did not own land when he first arrived in Iowa. He and his family lived and worked on the land owned by John Conger, until he purchased land at Pleasant Township, sometime after 1860 and before 1870. (Furnished by Joyce Posey)
LAND: Enos and Ann Conger settled on land northwest of Exline, Appanoose Co., IA . (Source: History of Appanoose Co., IA, 1984-1985, page 60 furnished by Dortha Walters; Also found on page 593 of History of
Appanoose Co., IA, 1878)
RESIDENCES: From a Directory of Appanoose Co., IA (no date cited); Pleasant Twp., Enos Conger, farmer, Section 14, P.O. Box Cincinnati, Iowa (Source: furnished by Dortha Walters and Joyce Posey)
COMMENT:
The village of Cincinnati, Iowa lies in Sections 3 and 4, Township 67, Range 18 (Pleasant Twp.). The plat was surveyed on Jan. 5, 1855, acknowledged on Mar. 7, 1855.
The village of Exline, Iowa was surveyed in Mar 1873, then named "Caldwell City." It lies in Section 32, Township 68, Range 17. (Caldwell Twp.) "Caldwell" is now (1996) located two miles east of Exline.
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)
RECOLLECTIONS:
Appanoose Co., [IA] history may not be complete without the mention of the name Conger. This family dates its beginning in America in the year of 1669, landing at Plymouth Rock. They were of French Huguenot descent. Hence in years each generation emigrated westward until you find the name Conger in all parts of the United States. They are all related, as the original name was Koniger, and was changed to Conger by John Conger the first. The Congers were first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of their countrymen. They furnished soldiers in every
war from Colonial wars on down to the World War. The first [WWI] death recorded at Camp Dodge in Des Moines was [a] Conger from Appanoose Co.
John Conger III was a captain in the Revolutionary war. His son, Gershom, was Geo. Washington's orderly at Valley Forge, and he being the grandfather of the sons and daughters -- the Congers who emigrated to Appanoose Co., in pioneer days. Gershom resided and ended his days in Green[e] county, Pa. His descendants moved over into Monroe county, Ohio, and his grandchildren moved on to Iowa later. [Note: Joyce Posey points out that Gershom Conger was not the antecendent of the Appanoose Co., Iowa Congers.]
Enos and Jane Strair [Note: Her surname is usually listed as Strayer.
REH] Conger came first in 1846 and they homesteaded on the Chariton River. Then came Elias and John in 1849 and they homesteaded claims in Caldwell township. They were followed in the early '50's by Benoni, James, Morris, Moses, Max, Mark and Stephen and with Cousins Charles, Elias and William. [Note: Joyce Posey states that the cousins were probably the Powell family. Charles Powell married Rebecca Conger and they had sons, William and Elias. Benoni Conger and his family did not migrate to Appanoose Co., IA until about 1862-63. He was still in Monroe Co., OH at the time of the 1860 census.]
At one time, prior to the Civil war all these Conger families resided in Appanoose county, Iowa, and Putnam county, MO., and each of these families furnished soldiers in the Civil war -- they were abolitionists and were interested in the underground route in getting slaves north to freedom.
John [B.] Conger was progressive in the early day movements. At one time he lived in Centerville, [Iowa] and built one of the first brick residences in the town. He helped to organize the first bank in Appanoose county, and later was among the founders of Seymour, Iowa. In the early days he owned and operated one of the first read-powered threshing machines ever run in this section of the state. This was an advancement over the old chaff piler and flailing system. Benoni took to growing blooded cattle, and at one time had one of the best herds of Shorthorns (Durhams) in the state.
Elias [G.] drifted into growing blooded horses, and Enos was noted in the county as a horticulturist and farmer. All the other Conger boys became farmers, and their children likewise took up agricultural pursuits at which most of them were successful. Many of the Conger descendants moved westward and became great benefactors in building up the great west. However, at this time possibly over 500 of the Conger descendants live in Appanoose and
adjoining counties. (Source: "Early Pioneer Stories" in 1934 "Centerville Iowegian." The information in the article was furnished by J.C. Harvey of Seymour, Iowa; reprinted in "Early Pioneer Stories," published by the Appanoose County Iowa Genealogical Society, p. 38 - Dortha Walters; Route 1; Mystic, IA shared the article and other data on the families of Enos Conger with Joyce Posey) [Note: The text of the article furnished by Mrs. Walters and Mrs. Posey was not the exact text of the article. Robert Guilinger subsequently furnished a copy of the article which is used here. The information in this article must be taken with a grain of salt as much of what is reported has not been supported with verifiable facts.
J.C. Harvey, the author of this piece may have been, John Columbus Harvey, son of Nancy Jane Conger and Wallace McVey Harvey. REH]
Census: 1850, in Appanoose Co., IA, Caldwell Twp., 34/34
Enos Conger, 36, Farmer, b. OH; Jane, 37, b. OH (DWS review of the census finds Jane b. VA)
Margaret, 11, OH; Mary, 9, OH; Elias, 7, OH; Darcus, 5, OH;
Emma J., 1, IA
COMMENT: At the time of the 1850 census of Caldwell Twp., Appanoose Co., Iowa there were three Conger and one Powell families living close together.
Enos and Jane (Strayer) Conger were Family #34
Elias Gregory and Rebecca (Patterson) Conger were Family #35
James B. and Hannah Powell were Family #36 with George Conger, 21, b. OH
John B. and Elizabeth (Atkinson) Conger were Family #37
Enos, Elias Gregory, John B. Conger and Rebecca (Conger) Powell were siblings.
George Washington Conger was the 1st cousin, 1 generation removed of these Conger siblings. As of January 1996 it is not known whether James B. and Hannah Powell were related to their 3 Conger neighbors or to Charles and
Rebecca (Conger) Powell who were Family #15 in Center Twp., Appanoose Co., IA.
Census: 1856, in Appanoose Co., IA, Caldwell Twp., family 12/12
( )= years in state
Enos Conger, 42, OH farmer, (7); Jane, 42, OH, (7)
Margaret, 16, OH, (7); Mary, 15, OH, (7); Elias G., 13, OH, (7);
Dorcus, 10, OH, (7); Ema J., 6, OH, (6); Caroline, 4, IA, (4);
Sarah E., 2, IA, (2)
(Furnished by Robert Guilinger and Joyce Posey)
Census: 1860, in Appanoose Co., IA, Caldwell Twp., 999/950
Enos Conger, 47, OH, farmer
Margaret, 20, OH; Elias, 17, OH; Darcus, 14, OH; Emma J., 11, IA
Caroline, 9, IA; Sarah J., 6, IA
[Note: At the time of the 1860 census no wife was listed in the household of Enos Conger. REH]
(Source Appanoose Co., IA Genealogical Society - Furnished by Joyce Posey)
MARRIAGE: Enos Conger and Mary Lang(e) were married on 2 Mar 1862 in Appanoose Co., IA.
(Source: Appanoose Co., IA Marriage Records, 1847-1900, Book 2, p. 104 - furnished by Joyce Posey)
Census: 1870, in Appanoose Co., IA, Pleasant Twp.
Enos Conger, 56, farmer, 2500/204, OH; Mary, 48, keeps house, OH
Sarah E., 16, IA; Wallace, 6, IA; Fanny, 4, Iowa
Caroline, 19, Domestic Servant, IA
(Furnished by Robert Guilinger)
Census: 1880, in Appanoose Co., IA, Pleasant Twp., 63/63
Enos Conger, 66, farmer, OH, Father b. NY, Mother b. Ireland
Mary, 57, OH, Father b. PA, Mother b. PA
Wallace, 19, farmer, IA OH OH; Francis, 14, dau. IA OH OH
(Source Appanoose Co., IA Genealogical Society - Furnished by Joyce Posey)
CEMETERY: Bozwell Cemetery, Pleasant Twp., Cincinnati, Appanoose Co., IA. It is located on the Bozwell homestead. Large rocks mark the burial site in the neglected cemetery. The surname is found spelled: Bozwell,
Boswell, Bozel, Bozzel, Bosell (Furnished by Joyce Posey)
RECOLLECTIONS:
Enos Conger was my great-grandpa. His farm is a short distance west of me and I see the buildings everyday.
I have stood by his grave many times and am enclosing a picture which I want returned as I have only this one.
He was born 1/1/1814 and died 4/1/1903. He was married in 1838 to Ann Strayer, b. 1818, in Marshall Co., WV. She died and was buried in Monroe Co., OH. I don't know where. There were seven children: Margaret, Mary, Elias, Dorcus, Emma Jane, Caroline and Sarah. [Note: Joyce Posey writes: Much of Keith Conger's information was already known. I disagree with his statement that Ann Strayer died in Monroe Co., OH. If she did, Enos must have remarried a "Jane" before coming to Iowa. The Appanoose Co., IA census of 1850 lists "Jane" age 37, b. OH and 1856 census of the same county lists "Jane" age 42, b. Ohio, as wife of Enos.]
After her death he and some, or perhaps all, of the kids came to Iowa. He then married a widow whose name was, Mary Jane Ireland (Lang). They were parents of Joseph Wallace, b. 12/22/1863, d. 4/20/1937 (my grandpa)
and Fanny, who married Asa Smith.
Enos and Mary Jane Conger are buried in the Bozwell Cemetery. Many times before his death, grandpa, Wallace, would come to our place, a few days before Memorial Day, and he, Dad and I would walk through the fields and
meadows to clean up their graves.
He neglected to set up a stone and Mary Jane didn't have sense enough to and sold what he had left which wasn't much and went out to Washington state and came back broke. So they got no stone. It is almost impossible to get to the cemetery as there is no road to it.
I write poetry and am having a book made up. Write again.
LKC
Cincinnati, IA 52549
(Source: Letter from L. Keith Conger to Joyce Posey, dated 28 June 1996)
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Jane (Ann) Strayer

From: Richard E. Henthorn 5403 76th Ave Hyattsville, MD 20784-1705
Email: Rhenthorn1@aol.com (301) 459-0535
BIRTH-CONFLICT: A birth date of 1818 in Marshall Co., VA is usually
listed for Jane (Ann) Strayer. This date isn't supported by the
available information. The 1850 census of Appanoose Co., IA lists her age
as, 37 years old, which calculates to a birth year of Abt. 1813. The
1856 census of Appanoose Co., IA
lists her age as 42 years old, which calculates to a birth year of Abt.
1814. Both of these dates are more consistent with the birth year of her
husband, Enos, 1 Jan 1814 and they are used here.
COMMENT: According to Wilma Boden Barnett, the father of Jane Strayer
(Strair) was John Strayer a Revolutionary War soldier. Jane was born in
Marshall Co., VA/WV. No source citation was given to support this
information. ( DWS finds the same census shows her birth place as VA )
CONFLICT: Was her name, Jane Strair (from newspaper article), Ann Strayer
or Jane Strayer? Maxine Crowell Leonard lists, Ann Strayer as does Joyce
Posey. She is listed as, Jane, in the 1850 census of Appanoose Co., IA.
Robert Guilinger lists, Jane Strair. He found her mentioned as "Jane
Strair" in an undated newspaper clipping about the Conger family,
furnished by J.C. Harvey, of Seymour, IA. [Note: There are a number of
statements made in J.C. Harvey article which don't seem to be supported
by the facts. See her husband's note for the text of the article. REH]
QUESTION: Can any cite a proof for her name?
Census: 1850, in Appanoose Co., IA, Caldwell Twp., 34/34
Enos Conger, 36, Farmer, b. OH; Jane, 37, b. OH
Margaret, 11, OH; Mary, 9, OH; Elias, 7, OH; Darcus, 5, OH;
Emma J., 1, IA
[Note: The name Darcus on the census record could have been mispelled.]
DEATH-COMMENT: Jane Conger died after the 1856 census of Appanoose Co.,
IA and before the 1860 census of the same place. In the 1860 census her
husband is shown without a wife.
CEMETERY-COMMENT: It is claimed that she is buried in the Bozwell
Cemetery, Pleasant Twp., Appanoose Co., IA, without a headstone. There
is no cemetery record and there is no death record as of July 1996.
(Furnished by Joyce Posey)
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Dorcus Conger

From: Richard E. Henthorn 5403 76th Ave Hyattsville, MD 20784-1705
Problem: Was the first name, Dorcus, Dorcas or Darcus? The name is spelled,
Darcus on the 1850 and 1860 census. This person was a female and apparently
never married.