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 Elias Steele Gilbert

Elias Steele Gilbert

Death 27 Feb 1913 (aged 96)
Nebraska, USA
Burial Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, USA
Plot sec 7 lot 152
Memorial ID 175487079 · View Source
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Family information taken from Oakdale cemetery record and headstones.

Interment # 8040
Birth state D.K.
widow Age 96

Originally layout the first 27 homes in Gilbertown, now Bettendorf, Iowa

also in lot 152
Caroline (Pitts), Elias, Elias S, Polly (Green), GILBERT

In the early 1850s a man named Lillienthal settled near State and 13th street, built a home and opened a business.
Other settlers followed. The settlement became known as Lillienthal. In 1853 Elias Gilbert purchase property near Lillienthal area, platted the ground, built a white limestone mansion and named the village for himself. The side by side villages of Lillientha and Gilbert merged with each other later to become Bettendorf, Iowa

The city of Bettendorf incorporated on June 5, 1903 and took the name of the family that located their factory in town. The Bettendorf Axel Company , the largest single factory building in the world.

HELP needed;

I checked on-line Ancestry trees there are many different dates and places for these family members.
one tree has her listed as Polly Steele but in Oakdate record it say Green..?

Also Caroline Pitts Gilbert with same date date is listed in memorial #30675566
..This may be a Pitts family memorial ?

Seems like family trees have confused information

CHECK before adding to yours.

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  • Created by: Collene Family Finder
  • Added: 18 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 175487079
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elias Steele Gilbert (17 Dec 1816–27 Feb 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175487079, citing Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Collene Family Finder (contributor 47321903) .