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Jane Marie Morrison
RE: Dorothy Becker..
You're welcome!!!
Added by Jane Marie Morrison on Aug 11, 2014 3:41 PM
Marie and Bruce Newell
Allison Cemetery
Requesting permission to use the entrance photo in our personal tree. Bruce has a cousin and her husband interred there and the photo will make a great addition to our tree.

Marie and Bruce Newell
Added by Marie and Bruce Newell on Feb 16, 2014 12:24 PM
Jane Marie Morrison
RE: Irene Becker
Thank you for updating her memorial! I am related to her by marriage. So glad you knew her. She lived next door to my cousin, James Niemeyer.
Added by Jane Marie Morrison on Feb 03, 2013 2:50 PM
Tammy Foxworthy
Marvel's memorial page
Hi Gary, Don't know if you remember me or not, but I work with Jenise. I put a memorial on for Marvel also, and then it was pointed out to me that another one was listed also. I will delete mine if you want me to.

Added by Tammy Foxworthy on Oct 24, 2012 5:32 PM
Hooked On Family
RE: Old Town Cemetery
OK, good.

I will have to go back and see if I can figure out who belongs with the unreadable stones.

Great job on all you do.

Added by Hooked On Family on Sep 08, 2012 7:45 PM
Hooked On Family
RE: Old Town Cemetery
Hi, p!!!

Yes, I took photos of every stone there. I couldn't read some of them after I got home...grr, so will have to go back and see if I can figure out who they are.

I listed everyone that you didn't already have using a site someone created a few years ago..can't remember his name.

I think he also took photos and put them on Iowa Gravestones project.

It was so sad to see damaged headstones, although someone does mow and keep the cemetery up. And so many little children buried there. I tried to find parents - some are buried at Lynwood across town. There was not ONE flower or bush or arrangement on a stone.

I hope I didn't encroach on a cemetery that you wanted to do yourself. Someone asked me to take a photo there, so I went over. I know with my hometown cemetery, it was special to create memorials for people who were my former neighbors and friends.

I appreciate people who make the links that are suggested by those of us who DO know the people or have done some research on them.

Thanks for all you do to contribute on Find A Grave.

Added by Hooked On Family on Sep 08, 2012 2:39 PM
John E. Shepherd
Hello I would like you to add 5064954 to 21600886 as it is his father.and his mother is on the same number. I guess a memorial wil have to be made for her. so you can have a number to put down for her.If you like I will put the memorial for her. they only have one stone.JES
Added by John E. Shepherd on Jun 24, 2012 7:16 PM
Carolyn Russell
Thanks so much for the transfers of Scott and Eleanor Channer. I will be sure to add links to family members and add other information that I have.
Added by Carolyn Russell on Mar 05, 2012 12:04 PM
Jane Marie Morrison
Theodore Emanual and Ida Bittner
I created new memorials for them.

Theodore: 77798376

Ida: 77798404

Link William to them instead of Gerald Olsen's memorial. I'm tired of him NOT helping.

Added by Jane Marie Morrison on Oct 07, 2011 5:57 PM
Jane Marie Morrison
RE: Louise Bittner
Hi Gary,

I'm giving you my email address. Gerald Olsen will NOT update or add info to any memorials he has made. I would not feel guilty about making your own memorials. Gerald is not a good Find-A-Grave member.

I have this on Theodore and his wife.

1984 History of Clayton County, Iowa, Page 72
Theodore and Ida Morarend Bittner:
Theodore Emanuel Buttner b. March 26, 1853, in Pa., the eighth child of J. Ludwig (Louis) and Anna Maria Karl Buttner. Emanuel was known as Man. He came to Iowa and settled in Miner's Creek in Jefferson Twp. and later purchased a farm in Sec. 18 on March 18, 1882.
Man m. Ida Doris Morarend Jan 21, 1879, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg. Ida b. March 18, 1860, one of twelve children to Johann Dietrich and Dorothea Schroeder Morarend.
Man ran a flour mill in Guttenberg and worked the lead mines in Miner's Creek besides farming.
They are the parents of five children: Realto E. (Bob), Wm. A., John D., Laura b. May 3, 1894, d March 21, 1895. And Roma Ida m. Louis Heins.
In 1910 they purchased the farm where the house is in Jefferson Twp., Sec. 33, and the barn in Millville Twp., Sec. 4, from Louise Nieland Dechow. They farmed and Man and son John ran threshing rings, using steam engines and Advance Rumley oil pulls.
Ida d. Nov. 14, 1911 and Emanuel d. Aug. 13, 1936, are buried in city cemetery, Guttenberg. Note: The name Buttner had the German umlaut over the u, two small dots, and the spelling was changed to Bittner.

I have Ida's obituary.

Guttenberg Press, IA, November 16, 1911, p1, c1
On Monday of this week at her home in Jefferson township occurred the death of Mrs. Ida Doris Bittner, nee Morarend, after a short illness. Deceased was born March 18, 1860 in Jefferson township and was almost 52 years of age at the time of her death. She was married to Emanuel Bittner at Guttenberg, and they made their home on a farm in Jefferson township until her death. Besides her husband she leaves to mourn her untimely death 3 sons and 1 daughter, namely Realto at Superior, Wis., and William, John and Roma at home, and a large number of relatives and friends. She was a kind and true wife and mother. The funeral was held today, burial at City Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

If you create new memorials (I would), let me know and I'll remove any photos I have posted to Gerald Olsen's memorials. Also, if I have anyone linked to them, I'll unlink them too and link them to yours.

I have this on Theodore's parents.

History of Jackson County, Iowa
By Hon. James W. Ellis, Volume II, Illustrated, Chicago, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1910, Pages 430
A native of Pennsylvania, Mr. Bittner was born in St. Augustine on the 22d on July, 1848, and, as the name indicates, is of German descent, his parents, John L. and Margaret (Carl) Bittner, having been born in the fatherland. The former's birth occurred in Cour Hesse and the latter's in Hesse Darmstadt, and both came to America when about fifteen years of age. Their respective families located in Pennsylvania, where the father followed the carpenter's trade and also engaged ito some extent in farming. Both passed away in Clayton county, Iowa, where they had taken up their abode in 1855.

1984 History of Clayton County, Iowa, P71
J. Ludwig and Anna Karl Bittner
Note: The name Buttner had the German umlaut over the u, two small dots, and the spelling was changed to Bittner.
Johann (Louis) Ludwig Buttner b. Aug. 24, 1806 in Hanover, Germany. He m. Anna Maria Karl Nov. 22, 1836. Anna b. Dec. 9, 1813, at Falden Hesson, Mecklenberg, Germany. They came to America and settled in Penn. where their 11 children were all born; Wilhelm, Andress, Maria, Johannas, Mathilda, Ludwig, Alfred, Theodore, Henrich, Alexander and Anna.
Wilhelm b. Aug. 21, 1837. The Bible of J. Ludwig states he was missing in the Civil War, but it is believed he came back and settled in Wis.
Andress (Andrew) served in the Civil War in 1863 to1865 and starved to death a prisoner of war at Andersonville, Ga., where he lies in a National cemetery, section K, grave no. 1199. Oakland and Irene Bittner Becker visited the grave in 1973. Andrew was a great uncle of Mrs. Becker.
Marie Margretha b. July 29, 1842, and m. John Krost Feb. 26, 1868. Johannes b. Apr. 7, 1844, believed drowned in Catskill mountains, July 15, 1850.
Mathilda b. Jan. 3, 1846 and m. Phillip Biderman in 1877. Ludwig (Louis) b. July 22, 1848 and m. Mary Gertruth Niemeyer Feb. 15, 1876 at Guttenberg. They lived at Bellevue, Ia., and operated a lumber company there. Chester was mayor there a number of years and his brother Grover helped their father with the business and were people of good standing.
Alfred Carl b. May 28, 1850, lived in Minn. with the Ray Brown family. He never m. and d. Feb. 5, 1920 at the University Hospital in Minn. He is buried in the cemetery at LeRoy, Minn.
Heinrick b. Dec 2, 1855, believed to be in Kansas. Alexander b. Mar. 4, 1857, believed to be in Idaho.
Anna b. Jan. 17, 1861, m. Andrew Boss, 1 child. 2nd m. to August Rodenberg (his 2nd m. too). August and Anna have two children, Oliver and Sylvia m. Ed Schneider of Guttenberg.
J. Ludwig as a young man studied to be a priest, but gave it up as there were things he did not believe in.
The family came to Iowa and settled in Miners Creek in Jefferson Twp. and after they were here a while received word that oil was discovered on their property in Penn. that they had sold. J. Ludwig worked in the mines and farmed. He also was a book binder. His d. date unknown, is buried in city cemetery, Guttenberg. (no marker).
Anna Maria d. Mar. 6, 1887, of arthritis, on Buck Creek where they lived. She was b. a Catholic and d. a Catholic, is buried in Ceres cemetery. (no marker).
A relative?? Discovered a Chas. Buttner (single) in 1864. In 1861 he purchased Lots 1-2-3-4 and 5, Block 146 in Guttenberg, and had a brewery on that block. He had the use of a spring and a foot path to it.
A Fred Bitner around Lodomillo Twp. Section 9.??
A Larry Buttner, played baseball with the Cubs, was from Pocahontas, Ia.??

Hope this helps.


Added by Jane Marie Morrison on Oct 07, 2011 5:34 PM
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