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Brown Ostrander
Brown, Ostrander and collateral surnames in Fayette Co, Iowa. Researchers can ask for the password. iowaz@swbell.net
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Burnham
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Davis
Davis surname, Fayette Co, Iowa. Researchers may ask for the password. iowaz@hotmail.com
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Dr. Marcus Young Baker
Fayette.Iowa Doctor with his son Dr. Frank Baker in Fayette.Iowa from the 1880's to death 1912. Dr. Frank carried on until his death in 1942. Dr. Frank's son owned Baker Dime Store until 1957.
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Olson Swanson Kittelson Koppang Jacobson
Gen files related to Ole E. Olson and surnames in the NE corner of Fayette Co. and the NW corner of Clayton Co, Iowa. Researches may ask for the password. iowaz@swbell.net or iowaz@hotmail.com
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Paul
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Peters and Fox
This folder belongs to Crystal Bingham. kinchaser@juno.com
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Earle Joseph Fayette Co IA
Feb 1, 2015

Joseph Earle, son of Richard Earle. The Earle family built and operated the Albany, Westfield.Twp, F ...more

ayette.Co.IA mill from the mid 1850's to the early 1900's, and farmed in the area adjacent to Albany.
http://www.iowaz.info/surname/earle.htm
Pics supplied by Racheal.Varele on the Joseph Earle > Roalfs line.

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Earle Folder Fayette Co IA
Feb 1, 2015
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Gaynor Surname Fayette Co Iowa
Oct 18, 2006
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Civil War Vets 1923 Fayette Co IA
Oct 11, 2012

Civil War Vets: GAR gathering at the Fayette County Iowa Courhouse, June 21, 1923.

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Jewett Fayette Co IA
Sep 25, 2011

Storage album for pics utilized when making the Jewett web page. iowaz@hotmail.com

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Jon Knight 1809-1872 Burial
Jul 14, 2011

Descendants of John Knight
1 [2] KNIGHT, John b: 03 Feb 1779 in Greene.Co.PA d: 10 Dec 1836 in Carr ...more

oll.Co.IN
.. +WILSON, Azubah b: 17 May 1785 in KY d: 1817 in Lost Creek, Miami.Co.OH m: 02 Mar 1802 in Miami.Co.OH Father: John WILSON Mother: Lydia Amy THATCHER
2 KNIGHT, Lydia b: 1803 in Miami.Co.OH
2 KNIGHT, William b: 1804 in Miami.Co.OH d: 06 Jan 1849 in Carroll.Co.IN
2 [1] KNIGHT, Jonathan b: 05 Apr 1809 in Miami.Co.OH d: 07 May 1872 in West Union, Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: West Union Cem, Original Add, Bk3, Row3, Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 1: 30 Apr 2011 Knight surname last reviewed; Barry Zbornik Hannibal MO iowaz@hotmail.com Note 3: Suspect; son of John Knight x Azubah Wilson, bz/2010. Note 5: 1825 Obit; moved age 16yrs, with parents OH to Carroll.Co.IN. Note 7: Jul 1849 Living in Carroll.Co.IN at time of marriage, age 40. Note 8: 1850 Census; clerk, $1k, Jonthin40OH, AdalineB24IN, Delphi, Carroll.Co.IN Note 10: Abt. 1855 IN to farm, 2mi NE of Lima, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, age 45. Note 13: 1856 Census; farming, 2mi N of Lima, adj Winslow Stearns, sec 1, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 14: 1856 Johnathan46IN, Adaline29IN, George C1IA Note 17: 1860 Census; farming, $800/400, 2mi N of Lima, adj John Thorp, sec 1, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.Ia. Note 18: Jul 1860 Jonathan51OH, Adaline34OH, George5IA, Charley3IA, Note 19: Aft. Jul 1860 Moved from farm into West Union village. Note 21: Oct 1864 Remarried in West Union, Fay.Co.IA, age 56. Note 24: 1870 Census; grocer, $1k/600, West Union, Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 25: 1870 Jonathan61OH, F.A.37NY, George15IA, C.(Clara nee Fenton)13IA, M.(Mary nee Fenton)E11IA. Note 28: Vet marker near grave; age 61y1m2d.
... +MARINE, Adaline Beda b: 1825 in Indiana d: 19 Apr 1861 in West Union or Lima area, Fay.Co.IA Burial: West Union Cem, Original Add, Bk3, Row3, Marker 12, Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA m: 05 Jul 1849 in Porter.Co.IN Father: Charles MARINE Mother: Abigail Abba COX
3 KNIGHT, George b: 1855 in 2mi N of Lima, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: in Listed in 1870 Fay.Co.IA Census.
3 KNIGHT, Charles Charley b: 1857 in 2mi N of Lima, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: in Not listed 1870 Fay.Co.IA Census.
*2nd Wife of [1] KNIGHT, Jonathan:
... +UNKNOWN, Tobetha Tabitha Ann b: 08 Sep 1833 in NY d: 09 Mar 1898 in Clermont, Clermont.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: West Union Cem, Original Add, Bk3, Row 3, Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA m: 29 Oct 1864 in Fay.Co.IA Note 11: 1885 Census; listed 51, wid, with Green, West Union, Fay.Co.IA Note 21: Also listed buried at God's Acres Cem, Clermont.IA; bz/2011. Note 22: Given name Tabitha in West Union burial listing but Tobitha in God's Acres at Clermont. Note 23: Age at death; 64y5m29d; cause heart. Note 24: 14 Jul 2011 Marker not found near Jon Knight in West Union Cem, bz/2011.
2 KNIGHT, Talitha b: 12 Mar 1811 in Miami.Co.OH d: 25 Apr 1850 in Carroll.Co.IN
... +SIGARS, Lewis Alfrod b: 26 Feb 1807 in NJ d: 02 Jan 1879 in Cherokee.Co.KS
3 SIGARS, John b: in Carroll.Co.IN
3 SIGARS, William b: 11 Sep 1830 in Carroll.Co.IN
3 SIGARS, Matilda b: 09 Oct 1832 in Carroll.Co.IN
3 SIGARS, Albert b: 15 Nov 1834 in Carroll.Co.IN d: 24 Nov 1863
.... +LOGAN, America b: 1837 in Blandinsville, McDonough.Co.IL m: 27 May 1857 in McDonough.Co.IL
3 SIGARS, Mary Ann Annis Annie b: 31 Jul 1840 in Carroll.Co.IN d: 03 Mar 1909 in NE
3 SIGARS, Sarah Foster b: 1843 in Carroll.Co.IN d: 04 Oct 1925 in Iowa?
3 SIGARS, Lewis b: 1846 in Carroll.Co.IN
3 SIGARS, George b: 27 Mar 1850 in Carroll.Co.IN d: 05 Feb 1872 in Crestline, Cherokee.Co.KS
2 KNIGHT, Lucinda b: 1812 in Miami.Co.OH
2 KNIGHT, Malinda b: 1816 in Miami.Co.OH
2 KNIGHT, Mahala b: 02 Apr 1817 in Miami.Co.OH d: 04 Sep 1882 in Fulton.Co.IN
... +FLYNN, Lemuel P. b: 1805 in Ireland d: 31 May 1839 in Carroll.Co.IN Father: Lemuel FLYNN
*2nd Wife of [2] KNIGHT, John:
.. +GREEN, Abigail b: 1786 d: Nov 1868 in Delphi, IN m: 28 Jun 1818 in Miami.Co.OH
2 KNIGHT, Mary b: 1819 in Miami.Co.OH
2 KNIGHT, Delila b: 1822 in Miami.Co.OH
2 KNIGHT, Corbly M. b: 14 Dec 1823 in Miami.Co.OH d: 06 Feb 1894 in Carroll.Co.IN
2 KNIGHT, Harriet A. b: 1825 in Miami.Co.OH

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Bob Lambert Living History
Feb 10, 2011

BOB LAMBERT MY LIFE (Article in West Union Paper)

Four of Bob's children graduated from Fayette High School: Kathy1960, George1963, Patricia1968, Gary1971.

By Rich Holm
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Union Feature Writer
Now 90 years old, Robert Matthew Lambert looks out his window in his Fayette home and says, “Some people think they know tough times, but if you aren’t 80, you don’t know what tough times are.”
Born during the Great Depression to George Grover and Elsie Mae (Chittenden) Lambert on a farm east of the Lima Cemetery, Bob is no stranger to hard work and hard times.
Bob’s dad was a shipping agent when the railroad went through Lima from Fayette.
On his farm, eggs sold for less than a penny each, the selling price of the hogs the Lamberts took to market wasn’t able to pay for the trucking fees, and the wool Bob helped shear off the family’s 40 head of sheep had to be stored three years to turn a profit.
Of Bob’s five siblings, Richard, Donald, Agnes, and Ronald are deceased. Sister Dorothy Doughty is 92.
Bob had started country school when he was 4, so at age 12 he entered high school. He lasted only a year at Fayette, walking seven miles. He related with a smile, “It was uphill and against the wind both ways.”
With six kids at home, Bob Lambert decided to leave home to go to work, saying, “It was a way to help my parents, who then had one less mouth to feed.”
Men were being paid $1 a day for farm labor. Bob was only a kid, so he received 50 cents for a day’s work, from sunrise to sunset plowing fields with a team of horses.
Later Bob would pump gas at 15 cents a gallon at a station that Mike Voshell now operates.
Bob Lambert would later earn his GED and use his strong work ethic, life’s experiences, common sense and determination to become a salesman, one of the best Kent Feed ever had.
His rags-to-riches story includes four years in the Navy, a marriage to a beautiful woman, raising four children, and knowing what it was like to be a farm tenant and a farm owner.
Bob’s story is a testament that anything in life is possible, as long as you are fair and honest with people and work hard to become better in your profession.
Farming nearly 3,000 acres in the early 1960s, Bob got off his John Deere A and left the fields to sell feed. He asked Joe Hoopes, who was Kent Feed’s territorial manager in West Union at the time, if he could start a dealership.
After an initial “no,” Hoopes one day later changed his mind. The decision would be one of the best he ever made.
Now a dealer and working 18 hours day, Lambert would become every farmer’s friend, helping with the proper rations needed for livestock.
He would do his homework, attend meetings and conventions, and do whatever was necessary to keep up with the times.
Bob wouldn’t sell a man a $15 bag of feed when a $5 bag would do him fine. Lambert’s honest reputation spread during a time when his stars were aligned.
“I began selling at a perfect time,” recalled Bob. “Despite every town having a portable mill, soon they were all gone, and I had two.
“Arnie Cue worked for me 39 years, and he was the best man an owner could ever ask for. He and I kept our pair of mills going day and night to keep up with farmers’ needs.”
Lambert would open feed stores in Fayette, West Union, and Wadena. He would build a new one in West Union, which was where the senior meal site center is now located.
Lambert emphasized, “But most importantly, small farms and large families still existed. Every square mile had one, and business was good.”
At the Fayette County Fair there were more blue-ribbon winners on Kent Feeds than any other.
Bob Lambert became a trusted name, and he knew a farm family’s livlihood rested with his decisions, saying, “I learned all I could about feed rations because I wanted farmers to make a profit when their animals were taken to market.
“I took my decisions seriously. I knew what tough times were, and I wanted nothing but the best of times for my customers and their families.”
Bob knows he has been blessed in his life. He met Dorothy Everett at a neighborhood square dance in Fayette during a time when people created fun in their own homes.
The couple were married March 17, 1941, at the Methodist Church parsonage in Fayette. Daughter Kathleen was born in April 1942, and seven months later Bob enlisted in the Navy. He began a four-year stint as a ship’s supply officer.
Lambert’s ship would help land Marines on islands in the Pacific and would also have the distinction of being in Tokyo Harbor when the war ended.
Returning to Fayette, Bob would work for Cap Stranahan at the same gas station he worked when Pearl Harbor was bombed.
But Bob missed farming, so he rented land east of Stepp’s Melon Stand before returning to the Lima area to buy 100 acres for $90 an acre.
Seven years later, he bought another 100 at $1,200 per acre and rented more land. Then something funny happened.
Bob cracked a smile, “I wasn’t afraid of hard work, but 3,000 acres became too much, so I traded that job for an 18-hour-a-day job as a feed salesman.”
That job let Bob and Dorothy see a lot of the world. His high-tonnage sales permitted his wife and him to win trips to such places as Germany, Hawaii, Alaska, Switzerland, and other tourist destinations.
Lambert was proud of his sales record, but not as proud as he was of his wife and the four children they raised together.
George Lambert lives in Missouri, and youngest daughter Patricia Szyjewski resides in Wisconsin. Gary lives in southern Iowa.
Firstborn Kathleen, who owns and operates Everything But the Baby business in Fayette, checks in on her father daily.
Bob and Dorothy Lambert were made for each other; neither complained about anything. Dorothy battled cancer with chemo treatments for 20 years before eventually losing the fight on Sept. 29, 2005.
But Bob Lambert carries on, keeping track of his four kids, 10 grandchildren, and 11 great- grandchildren.
He’s taken up woodworking as a hobby while caring for two cats.
His son, George, and wife Milly gave him a photo book, and as he reclines with it and Isabelle and Lullabelle on his lap, Bob Lambert closes his eyes.
He hears the purr of his cats, knowing he’s in the present, but listens for the sound of a feed mill to remind him of his past.
His children and grandkids remind their father and grandfather how proud they are of him for what he has accomplished in life and what he has given back to society.
Bob Lambert’s original Kent Feed business has been under different ownership for the last 10 years. It is now known as Dusk to Dawn Sales. Ironically, the name is a fitting tribute to a man who has worked from dusk to dawn his entire life to make ends meet his entire life.
Bob Lambert hopes his story can inspire another boy or girl to make an impossible dream come true and learn how to seal a deal with a handshake.
He reflected, “Life shouldn’t be measured in money, but by the riches you accumulate along the way. Sometimes they can be people; for me, it was the farmer.”
Bob ended, “I saw the worst of times in my young life, but luckily I saw the best times, too, so I was blessed. A man can ask for no more.”

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Marvin surname Fayette Co IA
Feb 4, 2011
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Parker Pen History Fayette Co IA
Aug 26, 2010

George Safford Parker, son of Norman Parker grew up on a farm 1+mi SE of Seaton P.O. in Smithfield.T ...more

wp, Fayette Co, Iowa. George Parker started/ran the Parker Pen Co. This Parker line is not directly related to the Charles Parker, medical doctor, line of Fayette village, or the other Parker lines that came to Fay.Co.IA. Norman moved from the Smithfield farm to Randalia, then into Fayette village. Grandson of George, Geoffrey and Len Provisor wrote a series of articles regarding the Parker Pen development. iowaz@swbell.net

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Colby William Fayette Co IA
Jan 5, 2010

William Colby farmed about 80a a mile NE of what would become Hawkeye village in sec's 22/23, Windso ...more

r Twp, Fayette Co, Iowa. He would move into West Union, 4mi ExNE of his farm by the 1896 plat. Album contains maps and bios. Atlas of 1875 Waverly also uploaded as Thomas L. Colby settled there as a shoemaker. Unknown elationship between Wm. & Thomas Colby?? There are eight Wm Colby related burials at West Union but no others found in the area. iowaz@hotmail.com

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Strickland Surname Fayette Co IA
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Bruce Folsom Pelley Surnames Fayette Co IA
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Doughty Surname Fayette Co IA
Jun 15, 2009
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Saltsgiver Surname Fayette Co IA
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Butler Surname Fayette Co Iowa
Jul 29, 2008

Butler surname, Fayette Co, Iowa. There were two main lines in Fay.Co.IA. The Henry Bulter liine o ...more

ut of MD, that settled in the Brainard/Saltgiver neighborhood between West Union and Elgin. And my line, the New England Butler's that settled near/in Fayette village. I have a fairly functional descendent tree for each line and have yet to connect them together. Album locked for researchers upon request. iowaz@hotmail.com

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Budd Surname Fayette Iowa
Jul 20, 2008

Jesse Budd, Fayette, Fayette Co, Iowa. Burial plot in Grandview at Fayette and other data/info. Th ...more

e Budd family farmed near Seaton P.O. south of Fayette village, in section 30 of Smithfield Township until moving into Fayette to partner in a hardware business until his retirement. iowaz@hotmail.com

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Koppang Project
Jul 11, 2008

Koppang, Kittilson, Groth project information in Norweigen from Haroad Lorentzen (and Roar Koppang) ...more

from Norway.
Dec 2009, Harold and Roar have updated the Koppang project and forwarded it as a pdf file on a CD which will not upload to Fotki , anyone researching can ask for info.
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