It is great to finally find someone looking for the same line I am looking for. John C. Alexander was born 1826 and died Nov 17, 1900 in Chickasaw County, New Hampton, Iowa. He was visiting his daughter Mable Johnson at the time. John and Rebecca were living in Madison County Iowa and that is where he is buried. His tombstone shows a death year as 1901, however, the Local Newspaper, the Madisonian for Nov. 22, 1900, shows his death date as nov 17, 1900. I have copies of John Alexander's obituary as well as the obituary for Rebecca. I do not have information on John C. Alexander's parents of siblings. If you do I would love to hear from you.