“Portrait and Biographical Album of Jefferson and Van Buren Counties, Iowa”
Published 1890, Chicago.
LEWIS TRABERT still resides on the farm where he opened his eyes to the light of day, Nov. 13, 1852. It is the TRABERT homestead, Sec. 15, Lockridge Twp., Jefferson County. He is the fifth in a family of six children born unto JOHN I. and MARY B. (HARDING) TRABERT. His father was born in Bavaria, Germany, May 12, 1810, and his people were devoted to agricultural pursuits…. Emigration to America in 1840. The four years preceding his arrival in this county he worked as a day laborer in Pennsylvania, and during that time married MISS HARDING, who was born in the same neighborhood with her husband. In 1844 they came to the Territory of Iowa, making a location in Lockridge Township. He died on the 11th of February 1875 in the faith of the Lutheran Church…. He left to his family a priceless heritage—a good name. MRS. TRABERT still surviving her husband and makes her home with her children, five sons and one daughter—GEORGE, the eldest, born Dec. 31, 1842, is a miller of Griswold, Iowa; ANDREW, born Oct. 2, 1844, is a farmer near Stanton, Iowa; JOHN, born Dec. 31, 1845, is a farmer of Milford, Neb.; ANNA M., died Aug. 21, 1852, when three years of age; LEWIS is the next younger, and HENRY, born Sept. 13, 1854, died Feb. 19, 1876.
Soon after his father’s death our subject married MISS ANNAS SOPHIA SCHMIDTLEIN, who is a representative of one of the pioneer families of Lockridge Township. Their union has been blessed with two children, a son and daughter – FRANK A., born March 30, 1878, and MARY BARBARA, born August 29, 1880.
Fulton’s History of Jefferson County
Page 128 Volume 2
ADAM F. RAUSCHER, for many years engaged in general farming in Jefferson County, but now living retired in Lockridge, was born in Koenigabach, Amt Durlach, grand duchy of Baden, Germany, on July 4, 1842. MR. RAUSCHER is proud of the little Baden village in which he first saw the light and wants his children to always keep in kind regard the place wherefrom the family sprung, and which was the boyhood home of their father. His parents were ADAM F. and SALME (FRANTZ) RAUSCHER, also natives of the fatherland. ADAM F. RAUSCHER, who was a stone mason, together with his wife and family emigrated to the U. S. in 1854, arriving here in the month of April. He located in Pennsylvania, where he followed his trade until October of that year when he removed to Ohio. The family resided in the Buckeye state until 1857, when they again started westward, Iowa being their destination. They settled in Story County…. Necessity compelled him to again change his location, so he and his family went to Des Moines, where he found plenty of work at his trade. In the spring of 1860 they came to Jefferson County. By 1865 he had accumulated sufficient capital to enable him to buy a farm on what is now known as “Four Corners,” Lockridge Township…. He passed away at the home of a daughter in Fairfield 19 December 1898; the mother’s death had occurred previously, in May, 1893.
The Lockridge Herald
July 4, 1913
Page 5 column 4
JOHN KLINEHAN DIED LAST WEEK. Born in Breitenstein, Hessen Darnstatte, Europe, May 11th 1842; died at his home four miles northeast of Lockridge at 10:45 on Friday night June 13, 1913….. He came to this country when a mere lad of 14 years and has always lived within a mile of the place where he died. In 1865 he was married to KATHRYN GRAFF. To this union were born fourteen children, only eight now living, viz: MRS. J. HANSON of Fort Madison; MRS. J. C. DUTTWEILER of Lockridge; MR. F. J. KLINEHAN, manager of the Lockridge Produce Co., MRS. C. C. GRIFFITH, Burlington; J. W. KLINEHAN, demonstrater for the Hackney Auto Plow Co., St. Paul, Minn.; GEORGE J. KLINEHAN, conductor on the C. B. & Q.; MRS. H. L. PEACOCK, of Carrman, Canada, and MR. B. F. KLINEHAN, a farmer of Lockridge. Besides the children he leaves a wife and a number of grandchildren.
The Lockridge Herald
March 21, 1913
Page 5 column 2
OBITUARY. HENRY MILLER was born in Prussia, Germany, Sept. 29, 1834, and emigrated with his parents, brothers and sisters, in 1852. They landed in New Orleans where they made a brief stay and then came to Burlington, Iowa. Here the parents died within two years. MR. MILLER was married to LOUISE REEDER in 1857. This union was blessed with four children. In 1864 the family moved to Jefferson County, where they settled on a farm near Four Corners. The good wife passed away in 1886, leaving the husband with three children.
In 1888 MR. MILLER was married to ROSETTA BETZ who passed away after nine years of married life. In 1897 the deceased married LOUISE HILDEBRAND and in 1901 they returned to Burlington to make their home. They were faithful members of St. Lucas church…. MR. MILLER died Monday, March 10…. Survived by wife, two children, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren…Remains were brought to Lockridge where funeral services were held and burial was made in the cemetery at Four Corners.
Fulton’s History of Jefferson County
Page 36 & Page 180 Volume 2
LUDWIG and MARGARET (THEOPHEL) ACHENBACH were natives of Germany. LUDWIG ACHENBACH, on arrival in this country in 1849, located in Ohio, but soon went further west, choosing Jefferson County, Iowa, for his home. Here he located near the town of Lockridge and secured employment with the Chicago Burlington & Quincy RR, which was then constructing its road through this region…. He died in July 1898; his wife in December 1882.
The Lockridge Herald
February 27, 1914
Page 4 column 1
MRS. MARY GRABY passed away at 5 o’clock Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, MRS. C. O. ERICKSON, a quarter of a mile south of the city…. MRS. GRABY was born in Germany June 5, 1836. She is survived by one sister and five children: MRS. J. C. FABER of Lockridge; MRS. ANDREW LOUTH, MRS. JAMES TURNER and MRS. C. O. ERICKSON of this city, and HENRY GRABY of Libertyville…Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the German Lutheran church in Four Corners.
The Lockridge Herald
January 5, 1912
Page 4 column 4
DECEMBER HISTORY-By Hiram Heaton
On the 19th in the city JACOB J. BOOS fell in a faint on a cement sidewalk and fractured his skull and broke his neck, causing instant death. MR. BOOS was 37 years old and was a native of Lockridge township where the remains were taken for interment.
The Fairfield Tribune
Wednesday February 17, 1909
Page 7 column 4
JACOB SCHNEIDER was born in Dodinan, Germany, Sept. 23, 1837, and came to America in 1863. He spent two years in Ohio, after which he spent the remainder of his life in Iowa. On Aug. 1, 1871, he was married to MINNIE BIEGLER. To this union there were born seven children, six of whom are still living, one having died in infancy. On Jan. 6, 1903, his wife died, and since then the deceased spent most of his time living with his son and daughters. He had been spending the winter in Peoria, Galva, and Princeville, Ill. Some few weeks ago he had a serious operation at Peoria, but was getting along nicely, and on Feb. 10, while on his way to a physician, and while attempting to cross the tracks to board a street car he was struck by same and killed instantly…. He leaves to mourn his loss six children, one brother and four sisters. The deceased was a member of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Four Corners. The funeral was held last Saturday from his home at 10:30 o’clock, services conducted by Rev. Hoeffner of Ottumwa, and the remains were laid to rest in the Four Corners Cemetery.
The Fairfield Ledger
January 25, 1893
Page 2 column 3
FOUR CORNERS. JOHN BOGNER was summoned home from Nebraska City, Neb., last week by the serious illness of his father, who died on Saturday. VEIT BOGNER was born in Germany 75 years ago and had always enjoyed good health up to within a few days of his death. He leaves a wife and three sons. The remains were interred at the German cemetery here.
The Fairfield Ledger
Thursday May 5, 1921
Page 5 column 3
LOUISE KATHERINE BOOS DIED SATURDAY. LOUISA KATHRYN SHUPPY, daughter of FRANK and SARAH SCHELENERG SHUPPY, was born in the state of Pennsylvania on Oct. 16, 1840, and departed this life at her home in Fairfield Apr. 30, 1921, aged 80 years, 6 months, 14 days. At the age of five years she came with her parents to Iowa, where the family located in Germanville neighborhood. On Mar. 27, 1859, she was united in marriage with JOHN BOOS and together they made their home in Germanville and Four Corners neighborhoods until about 20 years ago when they moved to Fairfield. To this union were born, ten children, five boys and five girls. Faithful member of the Four Corners Lutheran church…. Husband died in 1905 and two sons, WILLIAM and JACOB also preceded her in death. She is survived by eight children: GEORGE, MARY, KATIE, JOHN, SADIE, LEWIS, MRS. ANNA KELTNER, and MRS. LOUISE RUPP…. Also eight grandchildren: CLARENCE, RAYMOND, HARRY, IRENE and WILLIAM BOOS, GLENN and CARL RUPP, and FLOYD KELTNER. Two sisters, MRS. KATE HUFFMAN and MISS SUSAN SHUPPY, three half-sisters, MISSES ELLA and SADIE REEDER and MRS. CARRIE ANDERSON, one brother, HENRY SHUPPY, and one half-brother, LEWIS REEDER, also remain… Interment in the Four Corners Cemetery.
Fairfield Daily Ledger Journal
Friday April 6, 1923
Page 1 column 2
AN OX BELL THAT LED THE WAY HERE. HISTORICAL SOCIETY GETS RELIC OF PIONEER DAYS FROM J. L. HICKS
An ox bell that tinkled on a yoke of steers that was brought to this county by the grandfather of J. L. HICKS in 1844 has just been presented to the Jefferson County Historical Society by MR. HICKS.
The grandfather, WILLIAM HICKS, came to Iowa from Donaldsville, Ohio, driving the ox team to Cincinnati where the family and their outfit came by boat down the Ohio and up the Mississippi to Flint Hills, now Burlington. There they disembarked and came by this same ox team to near Brighton where they settled.
MR. HICKS also presented to the society a Civil War rifle used by his father at the battle of Shiloh. It was taken from a dead Confederate, MR. HICKS having lost his own gun in the fight. He himself received a wound that put him in the hospital and then invalided him home discharged. The gun is of British manufacture and used a cartridge that had to be bitten off before being inserted, and in those days a soldier had to have good front teeth in order to use the gun. The cane used by MR. HICKS in getting about the hospital also is included in the gifts.
(Note: JOHN HICKS, Co. K, 13th Iowa Vol. Inf. Reg., born May 8, 1834, Clarke County, O., Died Oct. 30, 1899, buried Hillcrest Cemetery, Brighton. Son of WILLIAM and SARAH (BROOKS) HICKS, who were parents of four sons: JOHN, ROBERT C., of Jefferson County, WILLIAM F., of Washington County; SAMUEL, deceased. The father, WILLIAM HICKS, died in 1859 and the mother in 1874.)
Four Corners Lutheran Cemetery
Section 22, Lockridge Township
Haber: Zacharias, son of M and M Haber, died January 6, 1875, aged 2 months 4 days
Zihlman: Edward, son of A and E Zihlman, died August 9, 1885, aged 9 months 7 days
Zihlman: Charles G., son of A and E Zihlman, died February 7, 1887, aged 2 years 3 months 26 days
Graf: Martha C., October 2, 1903 – April 16, 1913, daughter of Henry and Anna Graf
Boos: Floyd J. October 15, 1901 – October 19, 1901
Boos: Elsie L., August 25, 1896 – September 2, 1898
Schneider, Henry 1891 – 1893
Zihlman: Children of L and C Zihlman: Simon, died September 25, 1879, 2 years 6 months 4 days Amelia, died January 13, 1880, 1 month 13 days
Kleinhen: Frank W., son of J and C Kleinhen, died July 19, 1889, 3 years 3 months 9 days
Kleinhen: Henry J., son of J and C Kleinhen, died August 22, 1879, 4 months 19 days
Graf: John George, son of J and L G Graf, died March 29, 1876, 6 years 5 months 24 days
Kleinhen: Charles L., son of J and C Kleinhen, died June 5, 1876 7 months 16 days
Gnekow: Heinrich, son of J and I Gnekow, died August 4, 1878, 8 years 8 days
Gnekow: Lewy, son of J and I Gnekow, died August 9, 1878, 5 years 8 months 14 days
Gnekow: Wilhelmine C., daughter of J and I Gnekow, died August 12, 1878, 1 year
5 months 6 days
Loos: Infant son von J and E. Loos, Geb & Gest, January 20, 1882
Kleinhen: Lewis A., son of J and C Kleinhen, died August 21, 1880
Kneko: Anna L., daughter of J and I Kneko, died September 7, 1883, 1 day
Trabert: Johan F., Geboren den 12 ten Mai 1810 in Budishran bei Winsheim im Lonigreich Bayern Gestorben den 11 1cn February 1875 in Alter von 64 Jahre 9 months und 29 Tage
Trabert: Heinrich, sohn von Friedrich and Barbara Trabert, Geboren den 13 ten September 1854, Gestorben den 19ten February 1876, im Alter von 21 Jahr 5 monat and 6 Tage
Schneider: Mary Elizabeth, born December 30, 1835, died June 11, 1876
Adelmann: Unser Freund, John Adelmann, Geboren in Konigeich Bayern den 24 August 1822, Gestorben 13 August 1878
Kleinhenn: Heinrich, Gestorben Den 30ten September 1878 In Alter von 50 Jahre 4 monats and 15 Tage
Haber, Mary, wife of Michael, died August 21, 1879, 25 years 6 months 25 days
Achenbach: Margaret, wife of Ludwig Achenbach, born September 28, 1824, died January 24, 1882
Iftner: Maria Kunigunda, wife of John Iftner, born April 26, 1859, died December 3, 1883
Kneko: Julius, died May 2, 1885, 54 years 6 months 17 days
Miller: Louisa, wife of Henry Miller, born September 27, 1837, died May 27, 1886
[Reeder] maiden name? Fairfield Ledger, June 2, 1886, page 3 column 4?
Schneider: Johann, Geb. Den 30 June 1809, Gest. Den 18 March 1887
Hildebrand: Zur Erennerung an Frau Anna Rosina Hildebrand, Frau des Sugesmund Hildebrand, Geb am 4 February 1825 in Prowintz Posen Preusen Ges. Am 20 August 1888 Cu Four Corner
Schneider: Fur die Selige in Gott Ruhende Maria Eliesabethe Schneider Geborne Hiebigheuser in Deutchland, Geboren den 6ten January 1810 Gestorben den 26ten February 1890
Bogner: Tobias, born February 25, 1861, died April 30, 1890
Bawman: Margaret H., daughter of Rosetie Miller, died February 19, 1892, 12 years 5 months
Bogner: John Veit, born April 23, 1818, died January 24, 1892
Beller: Andrew, Geb. Den 30 November 1815, Gest. Den 19 March 1893, Alter 77 Jahr 3 monat 19 Tage
Rauscher: (S. W. Face) A. Frederick, Geboren December 17, 1810, Gestorben December 19, 1898
(N. W. Face) Salome Rauscher, Geboren September 17, 1812, Gestorben May 22, 1893 In Meines Vaters Hause Sind Viele Wohnungen
Kleinhen: (S. Face) John, born May 11, 1842, died June 27, 1913
(N. Face) Katharine, wife of J. Kleinhen, born July 29, 1849, died October 17, 1892
Kleinhan: Brother-Benjamin F., August 27, 1890 – January 4, 1915
Miller: Rosette L., wife of Henry Miller, born November 8, 1840, died April 19, 1897
[Betz] maiden name?
Miller: Henry, September 29, 1834 – March 10, 1913
Achenbach: Ludwig, born December 16, 1824 – July 11, 1898
Zillman: Elizabeth, wife of Anton Zillman, born March 1, 1846, died July 19, 1899
[Omar] maiden name?
Gnekow: Ida A., wife of J. Gnekow, born July 16, 1845, died April 19, 1900
Trabert: Our Mother-Barbara, wife of J. F. Trabert, born at Bavaria, Germany, August 11, 1815, died December 27, 1900
Boos: Louisa C., born April 18, 1881, died October 17, 1901
Graby: Ludwig, born December 9, 1832, died December 2, 1902
Graby: Mary, born June 5, 1836, died February 25, 1914
Schneider: Jacob, born 1838, died 1909; Minnie, his wife 1852 - 1903
Kleeberger: William, born June 10, 1833, died March 6, 1905
Boos: John, born March 30, 1830, died March 22, 1905
Boos: Louisa K., born October 16, 1840, died April 30, 1921
[Shuppy] maiden name?
Zillman: Anthon, born March 25, 1835, in Marbough Canton, Luzern, Switzerland, died January 14, 1911, 75 years 9 months 20 days
Graf: John, born December 21, 1841, died May 6, 1911
Graf: Louisa, his wife, born March 2, 1843, died August 18, 1916
Boos: Jacob, born May 17, 1874, died December 14, 1911
Erickson: Rosa Graby Erickson, born April 19, 1863, died April 17, 1924
I have left this entire piece together because I have no idea whether one family is connected to another one or not. Some of the surnames are very similar but do not know if they are the same family line with spelling errors? You may find more information on these people listed at: www.rootsweb.com/~iajeffer