Author: James Baird 1833-1912 Weaver

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781372023910

Category: History

Page: 738

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Past and Present of Jasper County, Iowa, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

Author: James Baird Weaver

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781333553708

Category: Reference

Page: 728

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Excerpt from Past and Present of Jasper County, Iowa, Vol. 2 About a year after his marriage Mr. Bateman drove five yoke of oxen. To a prairie-schooner across the great western plains to Boise City, Idaho. He went in search of gold, but failed in his efforts and about a year later he returned to Iowa, reaching home in September, 1865, proving his courage and sterling mettle by making the return trip on a pony, the distance traversed being two thousand one hundred and fifty miles. It is indeed interesting to hear hin. Relate incidents of his western trip in those early days. He was at' that time living in Farmington, but with the coming of the Des Moines valley railroad he moved to Monroe, Jasper county, and has since made his home here, moving his family thither on March 26, 1867. At first, after arriving in Monroe, be engaged in the grain business; later he began working for the railroad company, but continued to buy grain. He has lived in the same house every since coming here, forty-four years ago. During this time he has seen the county develop from its primitive conditions to what it is today. One of the leading counties of the state. And he has taken an active and praiseworthy interest in the upbuild'ing of his community. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

A Dictionary of Iowa Place-Names

Author: Tom Savage

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1587297590

Category: History

Page: 380

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Lourdes and Churchtown, Woden and Clio, Emerson and Sigourney, Tripoli and Waterloo, Prairie City and Prairieburg, Tama and Swedesburg, What Cheer and Coin. Iowa’s place-names reflect the religions, myths, cultures, families, heroes, whimsies, and misspellings of the Hawkeye State’s inhabitants. Tom Savage spent four years corresponding with librarians, city and county officials, and local historians, reading newspaper archives, and exploring local websites in an effort to find out why these communities received their particular names, when they were established, and when they were incorporated. Savage includes information on the place-names of all 1,188 incorporated and unincorporated communities in Iowa that meet at least two of the following qualifications: twenty-five or more residents; a retail business; an annual celebration or festival; a school; church, or cemetery; a building on the National Register of Historic Places; a zip-coded post office; or an association with a public recreation site. If a town’s name has changed over the years, he provides information about each name; if a name’s provenance is unclear, he provides possible explanations. He also includes information about the state’s name and about each of its ninety-nine counties as well as a list of ghost towns. The entries range from the counties of Adair to Wright and from the towns of Abingdon to Zwingle; from Iowa’s oldest town, Dubuque, starting as a mining camp in the 1780s and incorporated in 1841, to its newest, Maharishi Vedic City, incorporated in 2001. The imaginations and experiences of its citizens played a role in the naming of Iowa’s communities, as did the hopes of the huge influx of immigrants who settled the state in the 1800s. Tom Savage’s dictionary of place-names provides an appealing genealogical and historical background to today’s map of Iowa. “It is one of the beauties of Iowa that travel across the state brings a person into contact with so many wonderful names, some of which a traveler may understand immediately, but others may require a bit of investigation. Like the poet Stephen Vincent Benét, we have fallen in love with American names. They are part of our soul, be they family names, town names, or artifact names. We identify with them and are identified with them, and we cannot live without them. This book will help us learn more about them and integrate them into our beings.”—from the foreword by Loren N. Horton “Primghar, O’Brien County. Primghar was established by W. C. Green and James Roberts on November 8, 1872. The name of the town comes from the initials of the eight men who were instrumental in developing it. A short poem memorializes the men and their names: Pumphrey, the treasurer, drives the first nail; Roberts, the donor, is quick on his trail; Inman dips slyly his first letter in; McCormack adds M, which makes the full Prim; Green, thinking of groceries, gives them the G; Hayes drops them an H, without asking a fee; Albright, the joker, with his jokes all at par; Rerick brings up the rear and crowns all ‘Primghar.’ Primghar was incorporated on February 15, 1888.”


The Rivers of Her Valleys

Author: William John Petersen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Iowa

Page: 377

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Ancestors and Descendants 1630-2000, John Hammer of Prussia, Philadelphia County, PA and Randolph County, NC

Author: Harriette J. Hammer

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philadelphia County (Pa.)

Page: 265

View: 8374

Chiefly a record of some of the descendants of John Hammer. He was born in 1683 probably in Wales or Germany. He married Jane ca. 1710. She was born ca. 1690 probably in Wales. She died before Jun 1744. They were the parents of seven children. He married Jane Andrews, widow of Samuel Stanfield, 11 Oct 1744. She died before 12 Jul 1746. He died in 1765 in Roxborough Township, Pennsylvania. Ancestors, descendants and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Missouri, California, Texas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Iowa, Colorado, Oregon, Kansas, Washington and elsewhere.

Guerrilla Warfare in Civil War Missouri, Volume III, January_August 1864

Author: Bruce Nichols

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786438134

Category: History

Page: 488

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This book is a thorough study of all known guerrilla operations in Civil War Missouri between January and August 1864. It explores different tactics each side attempted during this time period to gain advantage over each other with regional differences as influenced by the differing personalities of local commanders. The author utilizes both well-known and obscure sources (including military and government records, private accounts, county and other local histories, period and later newspapers, and secondary sources published after the war) to identify which Southern partisan leaders and groups operated in which areas of Missouri, and describe how they operated and how their kinds of warfare evolved. This work presents the actions of Southern guerrilla forces and Confederate behind-Union-lines recruiters chronologically by region so that readers may see the relationship of seemingly isolated events to other events over a period of time in a given area. The book also studies the counteractions of an array of different types of Union troops fighting guerrillas in Missouri to show how differences in training, leadership and experience affected behaviors and actions in the field.

Pirates of the Prairie

Outlaws and Vigilantes in America's Heartland

Author: Ken Lizzio

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493036580

Category: History

Page: 324

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The dramatic story of outlaws and vigilantes on the American frontier invariably calls to mind the Wild West of the latter nineteenth century. Yet, there was an earlier frontier, Illinois, that was every bit as wild and lawless as Dodge City or Tombstone. Between 1835 and 1850 several hundred outlaws and desperadoes descended on the prairie state, holding up stagecoaches, robbing homes and individuals, rustling cattle and horses, counterfeiting, murdering, and terrorizing residents with virtual impunity. In a state that was mostly wilderness, outlaws went undetected for years, often masquerading as law-abiding farmers and merchants while preying on isolated settlers and passing emigrants. If it was hard to detect the pirates, it was harder still to capture them and bring them to justice. With law enforcement incapable of checking outlaws, frustrated citizens eventually took matters into their own hands, administering frontier justice—vigilantism. Posses were formed; outlaws were swept from their lairs and whipped, shot, or hanged. Sometimes the miscreants got their just desserts; other times, the use of public tribunals to enact personal vendettas led to abuses, even chaos. Pirates of the Prairie brings the story of these wild times to life.

The Daniel Washington Murphy Family of Jasper County, Iowa, 1841--1977

Author: Lola Frances Murphy McMeen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Reference

Page: 367

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Daniel Washington Murphy (1841-1921), son of Irish immigrant Hugh Murphy (1756-1842), was born in Ohio, served in the Civil War, moved to Jasper County, Iowa in 1866, and married Clarinda Holmes in 1870. Descendants lived in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Colorado, Utah and elsewhere. Some descendants became Mormons.

From Ackley to Zwingle

The Origins of Iowa Place Names

Author: Harold E. Dilts

Publisher: Iowa State Press


Category: Science

Page: 235

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The towns of Iowa have been named for railroad magnates and saloon owners, poets and politicians, bulls and dogs, rivers and trees--and almost anything else that someone could dream up. This fascinating collection gives an account of the colorful, often humorous, and sometimes bizarre origins of over 1,200 Iowa place names.

Pioneer Photographers from the Mississippi to the Continental Divide

A Biographical Dictionary, 1839-1865

Author: Peter E. Palmquist,Thomas R. Kailbourn

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804740579

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 742

View: 9576

This biographical dictionary of some 3,000 photographers (and workers in related trades), active in a vast area of North America before 1866, is based on extensive research and enhanced by some 240 illustrations, most of which are published here for the first time. The territory covered extends from central Canada through Mexico and includes the United States from the Mississippi River west to, but not including, the Rocky Mountain states. Together, this volume and its predecessor, Pioneer Photographers of the Far West: A Biographical Dictionary, 1840-1865, comprise an exhaustive survey of early photographers in North America and Central America, excluding the eastern United States and eastern Canada. This work is distinguished by the large number of entries, by the appealing narratives that cover both professional and private lives of the subjects, and by the painstaking documentation. It will be an essential reference work for historians, libraries, and museums, as well as for collectors of and dealers in early American photography. In addition to photographers, the book includes photographic printers, retouchers, and colorists, and manufacturers and sellers of photographic apparatus and stock. Because creators of moving panoramas and optical amusements such as dioramas and magic lantern performances often fashioned their works after photographs, the people behind those exhibitions are also discussed.

DAR Library Catalog

State and Local Histories and Records

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780960252862

Category: Local Histories & Records

Page: 1005

View: 9383


Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.


Author: Klaus-Jürgen Bathe

Publisher: Springer Verlag

ISBN: 9783540668060

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1253

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Dieses Lehr- und Handbuch behandelt sowohl die elementaren Konzepte als auch die fortgeschrittenen und zukunftsweisenden linearen und nichtlinearen FE-Methoden in Statik, Dynamik, Festkörper- und Fluidmechanik. Es wird sowohl der physikalische als auch der mathematische Hintergrund der Prozeduren ausführlich und verständlich beschrieben. Das Werk enthält eine Vielzahl von ausgearbeiteten Beispielen, Rechnerübungen und Programmlisten. Als Übersetzung eines erfolgreichen amerikanischen Lehrbuchs hat es sich in zwei Auflagen auch bei den deutschsprachigen Ingenieuren etabliert. Die umfangreichen Änderungen gegenüber der Vorauflage innerhalb aller Kapitel - vor allem aber der fortgeschrittenen - spiegeln die rasche Entwicklung innerhalb des letzten Jahrzehnts auf diesem Gebiet wieder.

The Searcher

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Genealogy

Page: N.A

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