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Surname Registry


To submit your surname send an e-mail to the county coordinator with the subject line Franklin County Surname Registry. Include your full name, your e-mail address, a list of Franklin County surnames you're researching, and a very brief description similiar to those below. Surnames must have a connection with Franklin County.

Please help keep this registry up to date - if you change your email address or if you find a non-working email address on this page, please contact the Franklin co. Coordinator. A date following the entry is when the reseacher registered the surname, no date indicates an entry prior to December 2011.

Surname Information Researcher
AHRENHOLTZ I have substantial information on these families origination in Wymer, Ostfriesland, Germany and settling in Wisner Township, Franklin County.  If you have questions regarding these families, I will try to help. Bob Vierkant
ANDERSON Olaf C. marr. Johanna Johnson (1881) Frk Co. child. Anna, Oline, John, Laura & Ole born Franklin Co. E. Smith
BAHLS Info. to share on Franklin co. residents Anna Bahls & Leo Walker Toni Pralle (08/26/12)
BAILEY Info. to share on Franklin co. residents Alonzo Moody Bailey & Esther Prescott and Mattie Ida Bailey & Byron Walker Toni Pralle (08/26/12)
BAYLIS Menning family in Franklin county since 1870, Switzer since 1850's, I live on farm purchased by my grandfather in 1880's Wanda Spainhower
BOOTS West Virginia, Ohio > Iowa Dumont (Butler Co.) and Geneva (Franklin Co.) Mary Lou Rogers
BIRD George A. (1864-1939) and Mary (FOX) Bird (1862-1939).  England - Wisconsin- to Franklin County, Iowa.  About 1890, settling near Maysville, Franklin County, where they resided for some time, later moving to the Bird home farm west of Hampton, which he operated for many years. They had 3 sons born in Franklin Co. Arthur C. and twin boys Raymond G. and Roy John Bird. Sherry Bird Kubat
BURMAN Burman (Eng->NY->WI->IA -- from 1870's).  Thomas Burman.  William and Ida Mae Reed Burman.  Augustus E. and Helen M. Strain Burman Jennifer Burman Wilhelmi
CARROLL I have extensive information on these names from 1860-1920 Dan Kiley (02/15/2015)
CASSIDY I have extensive information on these names from 1860-1920 Dan Kiley (02/15/2015)
CATON I have extensive information on these names from 1860-1920 Dan Kiley (02/15/2015)
COOKE Info. to share for the Cooke family Toni Pralle (08/26/12)
COONEY I have extensive information on these names from 1860-1920 Dan Kiley (02/15/2015)
COY Dates - 1872 to the present; Family Farm still in Burdette Steve Oler
COYLE I have extensive information on these names from 1860-1920 Dan Kiley (02/15/2015)
CRABTREE Dates - 1872 to the present; Family Farm still in Burdette Steve Oler
CULERS / KUHLERS I have not found immigration information for this family but have researched the descendants of Albert Kuhlers.  If you have questions regarding this family, I will try to help. Bob Vierkant
DAMM / DAM My gr-grand uncle Peter Mathias DAM emmigrated from Denmark around 1870 and ended up in Latimer, Marion twp by 1885. His son John L. Damm and grandson Earl Peter Damm spent many years in Franklin Co., in and around Latimer and Coulter. Dave Montgomery (01/03/13)
DANIELS Luella Viola Daniels married Phillip Henry Wolfenberger 19 Oct 1876 Franklin co IA.  On the IGI website it says Linda V Daniels and P. H. Wolfenberger.  I have a picture of Phillip.   Luella's brother Albert Paul, Omri emery, and Henry Brown Daniels lived in Mott Twp after moving from Rock City Stephenson co IL.

According to the info from the obituary, Luella died in the Hampton area c 1882 as did one of the three daughters.  I have never found Luella grave, date of death or names of the other two children.     I did find Phillip getting married again...but not the daughter that left with him.  

Mallory  Smith
FAHEY I have extensive information on these names from 1860-1920 Dan Kiley (02/15/2015)
FLANNERY I have extensive information on these names from 1860-1920 Dan Kiley (02/15/2015)
GIBBS My G-G-Grandfather, John Nelson Montgomery, moved his (2nd) family to Franklin County in about 1867-68 from LaSalle County, IL.  He lived early in Franklin and later in Hardin (150 acres just west of Iowa Falls) in the 1867 to 1908 timeframe.  He died in 1908.  His wife Amanda Harriet (Springstead) Strider Montgomery, died 1901.  They are buried in Union Cemetery in Iowa Falls.

They had 4 daughters, with the following married names: Florilla Ursula (?) Gibbs, Luceva (Joseph) Wells, Minnie M (Edmund) Stuart (Stewart), Anne Ella (?) Sherer

Bill Montgomery
GRADY I have extensive information on these names from 1860-1920 Dan Kiley (02/15/2015)
HALLORAN I have extensive information on these names from 1860-1920 Dan Kiley (02/15/2015)
HANSEN My grandmother and grandfather (Carl Chris Hansen and Else Hansen) lived in Coulter from 1914 through 1932. My grandmother also lived in Hampton and Dows up until 1960 when she moved to California. My father and all of his brothers and sisters (except the eldest were born in Coulter and delivered by Dr. Martin. I believe Dr. Martin lived in Latimer. The siblings names were:  Vincent Hansen, Hubert Hansen, Carlo Hansen, Evan Hansen - Evan was killed in Action in WWII at Tulagi Island on 7 August 1942, Chester Hansen, Dennis Hansen, Ruby Hansen, Anne Hansen, Chris Hansen. Michael Hansen
HAYES I have extensive information on these names from 1860-1920 Dan Kiley (02/15/2015)
KEARNEY I have extensive information on these names from 1860-1920 Dan Kiley (02/15/2015)
KILEY Philip, Frk Co 1872-1904; Patrick, Frk Co 1864-1908 Dan Kiley (02/15/2015)
KNOLL Knoll (PA->IL->IA->SD->IA -- from 1870's).  John D. and Ellen Knoll McNeeley Jennifer Burman Wilhelmi
KUHLERS / CULERS I have not found immigration information for this family but have researched the descendants of Albert Kuhlers.  If you have questions regarding this family, I will try to help. Bob Vierkant
LANKO/LANGO Menning family in Franklin county since 1870, Switzer since 1850's, I live on farm purchased by my grandfather in 1880's Wanda Spainhower
LATHAM Info. to share for the Latham family Toni Pralle (08/26/12)
LORD Dates - 1872 to the present; Family Farm still in Burdette Steve Oler
LYNCH I have extensive information on these names from 1860-1920 Dan Kiley (02/15/2015)
MAHONEY I have extensive information on these names from 1860-1920 Dan Kiley (02/15/2015)
MANIFOLD Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Indiana > Dumont (Butler Co.) and Geneva (Franklin Co.) in Iowa Mary Lou Rogers
MANN Martin & Anna (Kobischke) Mann Farming family 1885-1905 Christopher Mann
MCCAULEY I have extensive information on these names from 1860-1920 Dan Kiley (02/15/2015)
MCCULLOGH I have extensive information on these names from 1860-1920 Dan Kiley (02/15/2015)
MCGOUGH I have extensive information on these names from 1860-1920 Dan Kiley (02/15/2015)
MCINTYRE I have extensive information on these names from 1860-1920 Dan Kiley (02/15/2015)
MCMANNIS I have extensive information on these names from 1860-1920 Dan Kiley (02/15/2015)
MCMILLEN Dates - 1872 to the present; Family Farm still in Burdette Steve Oler
MCMENIMEN The McMenimen's came from Ireland via Pennsylvania and farmed in West Fork Township Section 1 & 2 from the late 1800's until the 1970's. The 1908 Plat has the name as John McMannie. Several generations of McMenimen's and relatives are buried across the county line in Dougherty, Cerro Gordo county in St Patrick's cemetery. Ron McMenimen (12/29/2015)
     
MCNEELY McNeeley (IN->IA->SD->IA -- from 1890's) Jennifer Burman Wilhelmi
MENNING Menning family in Franklin county since 1870, Switzer since 1850's, I live on farm purchased by my grandfather in 1880's Wanda Spainhower
MODDERMAN Modderman (Ger->IA -- from 1890's).  John and Geertja Modderman.  John and Anna Wibben Modderman Jennifer Burman Wilhelmi
MONTGOMERY My G-G-Grandfather, John Nelson Montgomery, moved his (2nd) family to Franklin County in about 1867-68 from LaSalle County, IL.  He lived early in Franklin and later in Hardin (150 acres just west of Iowa Falls) in the 1867 to 1908 timeframe.  He died in 1908.  His wife Amanda Harriet (Springstead) Strider Montgomery, died 1901.  They are buried in Union Cemetery in Iowa Falls. They had 4 daughters, with the following married names: Florilla Ursula (?) Gibbs, Luceva (Joseph) Wells, Minnie M (Edmund) Stuart (Stewart), Anne Ella (?) Sherer Bill Montgomery
O'HEARN I have extensive information on these names from 1860-1920 Dan Kiley (02/15/2015)
OLER Dates - 1872 to the present; Family Farm still in Burdette Steve Oler
O'NEILL I have extensive information on these names from 1860-1920 Dan Kiley (02/15/2015)
PETERS Info. to share on Franklin co. residents Johan & Sophia Peters and Sarah Peters Toni Pralle (08/26/12)
PRESCOTT Info. to share on Franklin co. residents Esther Prescott & Alonzo Moody Bailey Toni Pralle (08/26/12)
QUINLAN I have extensive information on these names from 1860-1920 Dan Kiley (02/15/2015)
QUINN I have extensive information on these names from 1860-1920 Dan Kiley (02/15/2015)
REED Reed (PA->OH->IA -- from 1870's).  Levi and Eliza J. Johnson Reed. Jennifer Burman Wilhelmi
RODEMEYER Info. to share for the Rodemeyer family Toni Pralle (08/26/12)
RYAN I have extensive information on these names from 1860-1920 Dan Kiley (02/15/2015)
SCOTT Scott and Welch/Welsh (Ire->Can->WI->IA 1870's).  James and Catharine Welch Scott.  Charles and Alice Modderman Scott. Jennifer Burman Wilhelmi
SHAVER Isaac Shaver, born in NY, 1815 died in Scott Twp, Franklin Co 1903. Death & Burial Information Ron Butler
SHERER My G-G-Grandfather, John Nelson Montgomery, moved his (2nd) family to Franklin County in about 1867-68 from LaSalle County, IL.  He lived early in Franklin and later in Hardin (150 acres just west of Iowa Falls) in the 1867 to 1908 timeframe.  He died in 1908.  His wife Amanda Harriet (Springstead) Strider Montgomery, died 1901.  They are buried in Union Cemetery in Iowa Falls. They had 4 daughters, with the following married names: Florilla Ursula (?) Gibbs, Luceva (Joseph) Wells, Minnie M (Edmund) Stuart (Stewart), Anne Ella (?) Sherer Bill Montgomery
SOUTHWICK Dates - 1872 to the present; Family Farm still in Burdette Steve Oler
STEWART My G-G-Grandfather, John Nelson Montgomery, moved his (2nd) family to Franklin County in about 1867-68 from LaSalle County, IL.  He lived early in Franklin and later in Hardin (150 acres just west of Iowa Falls) in the 1867 to 1908 timeframe.  He died in 1908.  His wife Amanda Harriet (Springstead) Strider Montgomery, died 1901.  They are buried in Union Cemetery in Iowa Falls. They had 4 daughters, with the following married names: Florilla Ursula (?) Gibbs, Luceva (Joseph) Wells, Minnie M (Edmund) Stuart (Stewart), Anne Ella (?) Sherer Bill Montgomery
STRAIN Strain (Ire->Can->NY->WI->IA -- from 1870's).  William and Catharine Moore Strain. Jennifer Burman Wilhelmi
SWITZER Menning family in Franklin county since 1870, Switzer since 1850's, I live on farm purchased by my grandfather in 1880's Wanda Spainhower
TOBIAS James Harvey Tobias and Clara Ellsworth Carpenter Donald W. Turner
TURK Dates - 1872 to the present; Family Farm still in Burdette Steve Oler
VAN HORN Groningen Province, Netherlands > Sheffield, (Franklin Co.), Parkersburg, Greene (Butler Co) in Iowa Mary Lou Rogers
VIERKANT I have substantial information on these families origination in Tichelwarf and Weener, Ostfriesland, Germany and settling in Wisner Township, Franklin County.  If you have questions regarding these families, I will try to help Bob Vierkant
WALKER Info. to share on Franklin co. residents Leo Walker & Anna Bahls Toni Pralle (08/26/12)
WALL Dates - 1872 to the present; Family Farm still in Burdette Steve Oler
WALTON Dates - 1872 to the present; Family Farm still in Burdette Steve Oler
WARD Info. to share on Franklin co. residents Albert L. Ward & Sarah Peters Toni Pralle (08/26/12)
WELCH/WELSH Scott and Welch/Welsh (Ire->Can->WI->IA 1870's).  James and Catharine Welch Scott.  Charles and Alice Modderman Scott. Jennifer Burman Wilhelmi
WELLS My G-G-Grandfather, John Nelson Montgomery, moved his (2nd) family to Franklin County in about 1867-68 from LaSalle County, IL.  He lived early in Franklin and later in Hardin (150 acres just west of Iowa Falls) in the 1867 to 1908 timeframe.  He died in 1908.  His wife Amanda Harriet (Springstead) Strider Montgomery, died 1901.  They are buried in Union Cemetery in Iowa Falls. They had 4 daughters, with the following married names: Florilla Ursula (?) Gibbs, Luceva (Joseph) Wells, Minnie M (Edmund) Stuart (Stewart), Anne Ella (?) Sherer Bill Montgomery
WOLFE Info. to share for the Wolfe family Toni Pralle (08/26/12)
WOLFENBERGER Luella Viola Daniels married Phillip Henry Wolfenberger 19 Oct 1876 Franklin co IA.  On the IGI website it says Linda V Daniels and P. H. Wolfenberger.  I have a picture of Phillip.   Luella's brother Albert Paul, Omri emery, and Henry Brown Daniels lived in Mott Twp after moving from Rock City Stephenson co IL. According to the info from the obituary, Luella died in the Hampton area c 1882 as did one of the three daughters.  I have never found Luella grave, date of death or names of the other two children. I did find Phillip getting married again...but not the daughter that left with him.   Mallory  Smith


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