Family History Research Trip

September 17-21, 2000


By: Ginny Traycik
 
 

Background introduction:

On Thursday, Sept. 14, my husband, Tim, and I flew from where we live in Fort Myers FL to Tulsa OK to visit family on my mother's side, my Aunt Hazel Knapp and her son and his wife, Jack and Pat Knapp, who all live in Grove OK. Aunt Hazel's daughter, Betty Eubanks, who lives in Orlando, accompanied us on this trip. On Sunday, Sept. 17, Tim and Betty flew back to FL. Don Good, who is my first cousin on my dad's side, and lives in Austin TX, picked me up at the Tulsa airport.
 
 

Sunday, Sept. 17

After leaving the airport, Don and I drove to the southwest part of MO making our first stop in Webb City, where my mother and her parents, Abram and Matilda (Kreider) Frey, lived along with my mother's eight sisters and one brother from 1916-1919. My mother would have been between the ages of eight and eleven years old when they lived at this house. We easily found the house at 824 West 3rd Street, and it is still a very nice looking two-story home. I took several pictures and even went up and rang the doorbell. An elderly couple lives there and has owned the house for about 30 years. The lady didn't know anything about the history of the house.

 
 

We then headed north out of Webb City to the little town of Oronogo. On the way to Oronogo, just north of Webb City, we could see evidence of where there must have been mining operations. There were these groups of cement type pillars that were sort of square shaped coming to a point at the top, probably 6-8 feet tall. I didn't think to take any pictures of these pillars because I assumed that when we got to the location of what my mother and aunts called "the farm" we would see more of these. Oronogo is a very small town and does not appear to be very prosperous. We found the post office, which is in a very old building, and took pictures of that plus the town water tower. In order to find my grandfather's farm, I had been told to use the post office as a starting point to drive the 4 miles north and 1 mile west of Oronogo. As we drove north out of Oronogo, it was just regular countryside with no evidence of mining there. The above driving directions took us to the corner of CR-240 and Maple Road. Maple Road runs east off of highway #43 north of Oronogo. Since it appears that my grandparents didn't own this "farm", where they lived from about 1913-1916, we could not get the exact location, so I just took pictures at that corner. There were some buildings on the northwest side of that corner, but looked like newer buildings. My aunts told me that when they lived at this location, my grandfather operated what they called an ore mine. From my research on this area, it appears that either lead or zinc was mined there during the early 1900s. My grandparents had moved there in 1913 from Newkirk OK. They moved from Sterling IL to OK about 1905 and homesteaded a farm there. The weather and the crops were so bad in OK that someone talked them into taking the money from the sale of their farm near Newkirk and invest the money in a mining operation near Oronogo. My aunts told me that the mine produced, but whatever it produced was not in demand at that time. They became very poor and moved into Webb City. They lived there for three years until my Great Grandpa Kreider came to visit them and insisted that they move back to Sterling IL. My aunts told me that while they lived in Webb City, their father would travel to places as far away as Galveston TX to work. They didn't know for sure what he did but thought maybe he went with crews that picked in the fields.
 
 

On the copies of the old directories that the historical societies sent me, it listed my grandfather's occupation as a farmer for the Oronogo location and a mill operator for the Webb City location.
 
 

Also, White Hall School, where my mother started first grade, is not standing anymore; but it seems that it was on the north - south road, CR-240, very close to where my grandparents lived on the farm north of Oronogo. My mother told me that her first grade school teacher was Esther Good Fox Horst.
 
 

My sources for the above information about my Frey family were a combination of information of things that I remember my mother telling me, plus information that I received from my Aunt Pearl Mohrman and Aunt Nan Praschan. In addition I received information from the historical societies in Webb City and Jasper County, plus a gal by the name of Alyson Crippen, acrippen@4state.com, who went to the county courthouse and obtained copies of deed verification for the home that my grandparents owned in Webb City.
 
 

Webb City MO web site - http://www.janics.com/wc_chamber/

Jasper County Mo web site - http://www.rootsweb.com/~mojasper/jcpage.htm
 
 
 
 

We then drove to the Weaver Cemetery, which was just one mile east of this above corner. Take Maple Road east one mile from the above corner and turn right or south on either 22nd or 23rd. The cemetery is just a short distance on the right or west side. The sign for the cemetery is not there anymore, so in order to make sure we had the right cemetery, we drove to a nearby house to ask about this cemetery. Plus, I had along with me pictures that Teresa Ashcraft had sent me from when she visited this cemetery last year. This is where several of my dad's "Good" relatives are buried. Following is a list of the grave markers that I took pictures of:
 
 

Noah Good    Anna Shupe

Frances (Culp) Good)    Ann Marie Engle Good

Christopher Good    Elias Good
 
 

My source for this information was a combination of information that I received from Teresa Ashcraft, Goodcyr@aol.com, FM76, plus information from the Phyllis Fulk collection.
 
 
 
 

Our next stop was at the Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery. Directions to that cemetery are: take highway #43 north of Webb City and Oronogo until you get to Locust Road. Or this is just one mile south of Maple Road. Turn left or west on Locust Road and go one mile to the church. The grave markers that I took pictures of there are:
 
 

Charles S Ladd Delilah G Ladd
 
 

My source for this information was Bernice Ladd Harrelson,BLADDH@aol.com.
 
 
 
 

By the time we finished these stops, it was 3 p.m.; so we got onto highway #71 and headed north towards Kansas City. We made a stop in Garden City MO where my great grandfather, Joel Good, had lived from 1884-1885. I had checked with a volunteer at the Cass County Historical Society and could not find a record of any land that he had owned there. We drove into the town and took pictures of the city limits' sign, post office and water town.
 
 

My source for this information was FM76 and Darius C Bartlett, dariusbart@earthlink.net
 
 

Cass County web site -http://www.rootsweb.com/~mocass/index.htm
 
 
 
 

After leaving Garden City, we arrived at the home of Rick and Karen Good that evening. Rick is my first cousin and also Don's brother. Don and Rick are sons of my dad's youngest brother, Irvin. It was so nice to see Karen and their daughter, Andi, who I hadn't seen for eleven years since I was at the 1989 Good family reunion in Kansas. We all spent the night there and used this as our base for the next three days.
 
 

Monday, Sept. 18 - Page County IA
 
 

Page County IA is where our great, great grandfather, David Good, had lived. He moved there in 1865 with his second wife, Lydia Beery Engle Stemen Good. David owned a farm there, died in 1868, and was buried in the Butler Cemetery.
 
 

Rick took Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday off from his work to spend these three days with Don and me, and he also became our chauffer! The three of us drove north out of the Kansas City area to Page County IA that morning, which is about a two-hour drive on highway #71, arriving in Shambaugh around 11:00 a.m.
 
 

We made our first stop at the small Shambaugh post office. I took several pictures there, including one of Rick sitting on the bench in front of the post office using a GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) instrument that Rick had borrowed from one of his fishing buddies so that we could record latitude and longitude of places that we would be visiting. We drove around that small town a little bit taking a few more pictures, including one of the Shambaugh water tower.
 
 

Our next stop was at the Butler Cemetery, which is located south of Shambaugh in Amity Township. I took several random pictures of the cemetery and pictures of the following grave markers there:
 
 

Laurine Horning    John S Good

Joseph Horning    Sarah Good

Anna M Horning    Susan B Good

Nellie Horning    David Good

Edna Horning    Lydia Beery Engle Stemen Good

Infant son Horning    Charlotte Horning

Clark J Horning    Leona Horning

Lettie V Horning    Isaac Horning

Magdalena Good    Anna (Good) Horning

Nora Beery    Jacob Horning

Sarah Good    Lilly Good
 
 

When we finished at this cemetery, we headed north again into the town of Clarinda and to the center of that town which is a town square with the county courthouse building in the center of the square. It was 1:30 p.m. and time for a late lunch. We stopped at a restaurant called Johnny Appleseeds, which is right across the street from the courthouse. This is a restaurant that Rick and Karen had gone to when they visited Clarinda over the weekend of August 21-22, 1999. Last year Rick and Karen had bought apples from the restaurant owners, so Rick placed his order again to be picked up the next day. We had an enjoyable lunch there of sandwiches and a yummy apple salad. Rick ate the last piece of homemade apple pie with ice cream on it, of course!
 
 

After lunch, we walked across the street to the courthouse. We weren't real sure what we wanted to ask for and ended up visiting three different departments. Everyone was very helpful in looking through their old records for us. We obtained copies of several documents showing the land that we believed had first belonged to David Good. After David had died, it showed the owner of that land to be someone by the name of L. Good. We also went to the department where copies of all probate records are kept. A lady there ended up going down into the basement to bring up all of the old probate records for Lydia Good. We asked if they would make copies of these records and agreed to come back the next day to pick up the copies, which Don paid for.
 
 

We then headed out of Clarinda and drove down the road, which bordered the property that we thought was the David Good farm. While driving in the car, we continued our discussion about who became the owner of the David Good farm after David passed away. All of this last year when we saw the name L. Good as the owner, we assumed that David's son, Levi Good, became the owner of the farm after David passed away. But when we were at the courthouse, we discovered that Levi owned land further south of this piece of land. Either Rick or Don made a statement of something to the effect of, "who else could L. Good be?" All of a sudden it dawned on me, and I told the guys that this person must have been David's wife, Lydia! We all agreed that she must have been L. Good on the documents. During the next couple of days that we were together we kept referring to Lydia jokingly as a wheeler-dealer land tycoon since she bought and sold several pieces of property during her remaining years! It was interesting to note on the legal documents that she did not know how to write and just signed her name with an "X."
 
 

Our next stop was at the Davis Cemetery which is located northeast of Shambaugh in East River Township. Again, I took several random pictures of the cemetery, plus pictures of the following grave markers:
 
 

Warren L Good    Levi W Good

Mother Mary E Good    John W Davis

Harriet Ellen Good    Effa Victory Good

Harriet Ellen Good    Aaron Good

Arthur O Good    Barbara, wife of A Good
 
 

So far, that day had been a nice sunny day, but by the time we finished at this cemetery, the wind was really blowing strong. It appeared that the weather was changing, and a front was headed towards Iowa. It was probably after 5:00 p.m. so we decided we should head back to Clarinda and check into our lodgings at the local Super 8 Motel. We asked at the motel desk for a restaurant suggestion for dinner and were told that since it was a Monday night about the only place open in town was the Ice House. We had a nice meal there of country-style fried food before heading back to our rooms for the night.
 
 

Tuesday, Sept. 19
 
 

The guys called me and said they were heading downstairs for continental breakfast which the motel provided and invited me to join them. When I got downstairs, Don and Rick told me that they had stayed up until at least 10 the night before studying the legal descriptions of the David Good farm. Don had made several drawings that he showed me, and the guys thought they had figured out the discrepancies in the legal descriptions of the parcels for the farm.
 
 

Soon it was time to drive over to meet Phyllis Fulk at 10:00 a.m. at the Nodaway Valley Historical Museum. Phyllis was the author of the 1976 "History of The Beery Family of Page County, Iowa." During the 1970s when Phyllis was gathering information for her book, she had contact with my father, Floyd Good, and several others in our Good family. Last year when Don and I became interested in our family history, we wrote Phyllis asking several questions. She wrote us back and ended up shipping me a box of information on the Goods that she had gathered while writing her Beery book thinking that some day she would write a book on the Goods, specifically the descendants of the 13 children of Joseph and Magdalene Good. She wrote me that because she was not part of the Good family, she never got it done and was glad to pass all of it on to someone from the Good family in hopes that someday it would be put into a book or some other form to be shared with others. This package contained over 500 pages of information separated into 13 envelopes, one each for the 13 children of Joseph and Magdalene Good and their descendants. This last year, as Don and I had gone through this material, we naturally had accumulated a lot of questions for Phyllis.
 
 

Phyllis took Don, Rick and me into a room, which had a long table. Don had a cassette recorder along to record our discussion with Phyllis. The following of what I am writing is strictly from my memory and the few notes that I wrote down. Since Don has the tapes of our interview, I'm hoping he will write a more detailed report of our time with Phyllis.
 
 

At the beginning, I gave Phyllis a brief report of what we had done this last year. I told her that when she sent me the box of information last year, I made two sets - one each for Don and myself. I told her about our contact with the Guth/Gutt/Good Research Group on the Internet that we have joined. It has been through this group and several queries that I've posted on genealogy web sites that I have located close to twenty of our distant cousins who are descendants of Joseph and Magdalene. I have copied a lot of her information and shared it with these people. I also gave her a copy of her chart from page 340 of her book that I have updated on an Excel spreadsheet with the additional information that she sent me.
 
 

One of the first questions that Don asked Phyllis, was what she used as the sources for her Beery book. Phyllis said it was a combination of information that she received from Esther Good Fox Horst taken from the Elizabeth Good Culp section of the Funk history book, Judith Beery Garber and the original Beery book. She started gathering information in 1971 when she and her husband moved to Arkansas. Judith Beery Garber provided family information sheets that Phyllis sent out to people to gather family data, along with a lot of information that she had collected, plus encouragement for Phyllis to tackle this project. Phyllis typed all of the pages herself and took the book to a printer there in Arkansas and asked for 1,000 copies of the book. The printer had a hard time getting the book to stay together and actually put very small nails in the binding. She ended up getting 800 copies. She still has some copies left for sale, but now has them in plastic type binders.
 
 

Because Phyllis was living with her family in Arkansas, she got most of her information by mail, plus occasional trips that they made back to Page County. After they left Arkansas, they lived for a few years in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, before moving back to Page County. While living in that area of Virginia, Phyllis said she could easily understand why our ancestors left Virginia and moved to Ohio. The country in Virginia was beautiful, but the small amount of land area that could be used for farming was nestled in the valleys between the mountains. This did not leave very much land for farming or expansion as the families grew.
 
 

Phyllis had a folder of some things she had collected that she talked to us about, but it was mostly copies of things she had sent me originally having to do with the Goods and the Mennonites. She said she believed our families came from Germany to Pennsylvania because of William Penn. Then those that came from Fairfield County Ohio to Page County Iowa she said they came via Highway #2, and we all chuckled about that because obviously Highway #2 didn't exist at that time, but was just a trail going east and west across southern Iowa. Settlers started coming to Page County in the 1840s, and the price for land at that time was $1.25 per acre. The railroad arrived in 1872.
 
 

The Mennonite church was formed in Page County in 1864, with the first minister being John S. Good, a brother of our David Good. The group never had a church building, but held their services in homes and schoolhouses. John S. Good died in 1889, and by that time the group had started to dwindle in numbers. John's son, Andrew, had been ordained to become the preacher. Phyllis said that in those days it was sometimes the practice to appoint someone to become the preacher even though they weren't very well qualified. When Andrew Good moved to Cass County MO in 1890, the church was left without a minister. Quite a few of our Good family had started leaving the area, so that date really marked the end of the Mennonite church in Page County. Some of those that were of the Mennonite faith joined with the Brethren in Christ church there, and the name of that church was eventually changed to Mennonite Brethren in Christ.
 
 

(A note of observation as I am writing this report: On p328 of Phyllis' Beery book, it states that Andrew Good, son of John S Good, moved to Cass County MO in 1890. Our great grandparents, Joel and Susanna Good, lived in Cass County from 1884-1885. Of course, this was prior to the arrival of Andrew Good in 1890. I have wondered why Joel and Susanna moved to Garden City, which is located in Cass County MO, for just one year before moving on to Marion County KS. This would make me wonder if there was a group of other members of our Good family and/or Mennonites that were living in Cass County when Joel and Susanna moved there.)
 
 

We mentioned to Phyllis that we had learned from her book that David Good was a grain dealer. Phyllis explained that a grain dealer at that time would buy the grain from the farmers and sell it to a caravan of wagons coming to that area and possibly going to St. Joseph or Omaha or other places to sell the grain. The farmers would keep the grain on their farms until they were notified that the wagons were arriving. There were also mills along the Nodaway River for their lumber, grist and flour. The river furnished the power to turn the mill wheel for the mill grinding equipment. There was also a covered bridge at one time over this river.
 
 

We asked about the different pieces of property that David and then later Lydia owned. Phyllis said that a lot of the early settlers also owned a small piece of property right along the Nodaway River where there were a lot of trees. This way they would have trees that could be used for building purposes and also firewood. This would be a possible explanation for the one small piece of property that Lydia Good had owned which was a little bit north of the larger piece of property and was also located along the river.
 
 

At 11:30 a.m. we all broke for lunch, took Phyllis with us, and drove downtown to the same restaurant, Johnny Appleseeds, where we ate the day before. As we were walking into the restaurant, Phyllis started talking with a group of ladies that were also going into the same restaurant. Something was said about who Don, Rick and I were and why we were there. One of the ladies spoke up and said that she is very familiar with where the David Good farm was located because she lives very near that location. The ladies went into the restaurant to a long table at the back and asked us to join them. They were having lunch to celebrate one lady's eightieth birthday. Don ended up sitting next to a lady by the name of Barbara Hartman. Barbara and her mother, Helen, are the ones that live near the farm that our David Good had owned. They thought they could remember exactly where the house had been located, and they invited us to stop by their house later in the afternoon. Another gal that I was sitting next to, Nancy Bloom, was the daughter of the luncheon birthday guest. Nancy told us that when she was a teenager, she and another girl, who was a first cousin, would go into the old house on David Good's farm and play. No one was living in it at that time, and it was a pretty small two-bedroom house in a run-down condition. Nancy thinks she may have a picture of it, which she will try to locate this winter and mail to me. I took several pictures at the restaurant. We were also given the name of Dwyla Carpenter who may also have pictures of this house. She lives in Clarinda, and Rick will make the contact to try and get copies of any pictures that she may have.
 
 

As we were leaving the restaurant, Rick picked up two bags of apples that he had ordered the day before. After lunch, we returned to the museum with Phyllis until about 2:30 p.m. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Phyllis and definitely want to return again. I know, speaking for myself, that I left feeling even more impressed with what Phyllis had done, her knowledge of, not only the Beery and Good families, but the history of Page County and our ancestors making their migration from Germany to Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio and Iowa.
 
 

When we walked out the door, it was starting to rain; and we could feel the temperature change of a cool front arriving. We then made a quick trip back downtown to the courthouse to pick up copies of the documents that we had ordered the day before about Lydia Good's estate. Rick headed south out of Clarinda and drove down the gravel road one more time along the David Good farm. Our next stop was at the home of Barbara and Helen Hartman. They are two very interesting ladies and shared with us some of what they could remember about the area. Barbara took us down in their basement where she keeps a lot of old Page County information, including an old atlas, along with a microfilm machine. She took out an old microfilm role, put it in her machine and showed us an old census report that listed Lydia Good along with the children that were living with her. I can't remember the exact date of the census, but it may have been 1880. Don took a picture of that census report with his digital camera.
 
 

We arrived back at Rick and Karen's early enough to have a wonderful dinner with Karen that she had waiting for us. I offered and made an apple pie for us that evening. It was a recipe that my mother had used a lot out of the old Mennonite cookbook.
 
 

My sources for this information was a combination of FM76 and the Phyllis Fulk collection, in addition to information from the following web sites:
 
 

Page County web site -http://www.rootsweb.com/~iapage/index.htm

Butler Cemetery web site -http://www.rootsweb.com/~iapage/cem/CHAP06.HTM

Davis Cemetery web site -http://www.rootsweb.com/~iapage/cem/CHAP10.HTM
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, September 20 - Moniteau and Morgan County Missouri
 
 

We believe our great grandparents, Joel and Susanna Good, lived near Versailles in Morgan County from about 1867-1872 and near California in Moniteau County from about 1872-1884. We do not know very much about these years of their lives, other than that they lived there during that time. Their first child, George, died in 1868 and was buried in the Highland Church Cemetery in Moniteau County.
 
 

It was probably 8:30 a.m. that morning when Rick, Don and I started our next trip, which was a three-hour drive over to California Missouri. It was about 11:30 when we arrived in California. We drove to the downtown area and found the courthouse, which was also located in the town square. It was a pretty amazing old building that has a sign in front telling about the construction of the building. The sign said that the building has a "domed octagonal cupola, domed semicircular portico supported by curved brick columns of Corinthian order. The 24-paned windows and fanlighted front door lend architectural interest to this classic revival-styled building completed in 1868." This would have been about the time that Joel and Susanna moved to this area, and we couldn't help but wonder if Joel might have walked down the same hallway that we did! I took some pictures of the building and the sign in front of the courthouse.
 
 

We went into the courthouse and asked a few questions, but didn't obtain any new information other than what I had received in the mail a few weeks ago. Prior to this trip, I had contacted people via email at the two different county historical societies. In Moniteau County, I sent a lady by the name of Betty Williamson $30 for her services to go to the courthouse and research the old records for deeds of land that Joel may have owned. She copied and sent us copies of the deed records for three different purchases and one sale during the years of 1872-1874.
 
 

Rick, Don and I then stopped at a local restaurant on the main highway for lunch. As we finished lunch, Rick got up and went over to talk to a man that he thought might live around there. This man, Leo Potter, was a tall elderly gentleman that was dressed in farmer overalls. He told Rick that he knew a lot about the area and came over to our table. We showed him the map and location of the pieces of land and the cemetery that we were looking for. He immediately recognized one piece of land as being located very near a farm that he owns. In recent years, the county had named all of the roads, and one road was named Potter Road for him! Leo also suggested that we contact a Mr. Scott (?) who used to work in the little bank in Latham for more information about this area. He offered to take us to these places, so we got into the car and followed Leo driving his truck. Leo pointed out his farm, a couple of pieces of Joel's property, drove through the tiny town of Latham, and ended up at the Highland Cemetery. We all got out and walked into the cemetery. I wasn't very hopeful of finding the grave marker for our grandfather Isaac's older brother, George, since he died in 1868. But I was so surprised and pleased to find this marker located along the west side of the cemetery. The writing on the marker was not very legible, but I could make out that it said George Good. I took several pictures and soon Leo got in his truck and left. We decided to drive into Latham and see if we could buy bleach or something at the little grocery store there to clean the grave marker. At the little store, we mentioned why we were there. The lady suggested that we go see an elderly lady that lived a block away. We drove there and knocked on her door. She really couldn't remember very much, but agreed that we should contact this Mr. Scott (?). We drove back to the cemetery and tried with no success to use the cleaning product on the back of the marker. I remembered that I had brought chalk along that someone had told me about. We took a piece and rubbed the long side of the chalk across the front of the marker, and that worked very well to make the marker white and still leave the printing in black. I took more pictures, which turned out very good showing all of the printing on the marker that read: "George son of J. & S. Good died July 26, 1868 aged 1 yr 11 mos & 24 d." As we were leaving this cemetery, we thought that perhaps we could have been the first family members to visit this grave marker since Joel and Susanna left the area in 1884. We then drove by the other pieces of land that Joel owned in this area. I took random pictures of most of the places where Joel owned land.
 
 

Next we drove to Versailles in Morgan County. We really don't know hardly anything about Joel and Susanna's years there, which were probably 1867-1872. I have wondered why Joel and Susanna chose to go there when a lot of David's other children went to Page County Iowa. One thing that I did discover while on our trip to Page County was that David's youngest brother, Jacob Good, who was born in 1828, had lived in Morgan County. Following is a quote from PF/1999/GT/JacobG-001 regarding Jacob C Good: "In July of 1869 was found in Morgan Co. (Versailles), Missouri. From `Herald of Truth'. Also going to Versailles, Mo. Was David Blosser who m Franey Funk (da Christian Funk & Susan Geil)." I had been in contact via email with a Mr. Bill Williams, a volunteer for their historical society. He had gone to the county courthouse, looked through the index, and could not find any record of Joel Good owning land in Morgan County. He did find a Martin Good who had deeds in 1868 and 1872 and a Jacob Good that had a deed dated Jan 4, 1868. This Jacob Good could possibly be the same person that I have referred to earlier in this paragraph.
 
 

We drove to the courthouse, which, once again, was located in the town square. I took more pictures, including both sides of the sign in front of the courthouse building. We walked around the downtown area a little bit, and Rick, our public relations' expert, walked into a barbershop and started talking to the owner and one other man there. They really couldn't help us with our Good ancestors, but they told us some about the different Amish Mennonites sects that still live in that area. Earlier in the afternoon, when we left the cemetery, we came across a group of Mennonite children that were leaving a fairly new looking one-room school. They were all dressed in their plain garb.
 
 

It was getting late in the afternoon and time to head back to Rick's house. We decided not to stop anywhere to eat dinner on the way; since we remembered the good turkey that Karen had the night before and hopefully some of that apple pie might be left also! It was around 8:30 when we got back, ate our sandwiches and pie. It had been a long day with a lot of driving but such a good feeling to explore another place where our Good ancestors had lived.
 
 

My source for this information was FM76, the Phyllis Fulk collection, information from Alan Sparks - sparkal@socket.net and Betty Williamson - junebug1004@juno.com . In addition, for Morgan County, my contact person there was Bill Williams, wmwwms@laurie.net .
 
 

Moniteau County web site-http://www.rootsweb.com/~momonite/moniteauhomepage.htm

Moniteau County Historical Society web site -http://www.rootsweb.com/~momonite/moniteauhistoricalsociety.htm

Morgan County web site -http://www.rootsweb.com/%7Emomorgan/index.htm
 
 
 
 

Thursday morning I got to see Rick and Karen's son, Jeff, for a few minutes. I took a picture of their family and said my goodbyes to all of them, thanking them for a very enjoyable time. Don and I left their house soon after 8:30 to meet Wayne and Millie Croy for breakfast. Millie is another one of my first cousins, the daughter of my dad's oldest brother, Archie. We met at the restaurant at the Hilton Hotel, which was located near the Kansas City airport. We had a great time together giving them a quick review of our travels in Iowa and Missouri. I asked one of the waitresses to take a picture of the four of us. Soon it was time for Don to drop me off at the airport for my noon departure back to Florida.
 
 
 
 
 
 

A couple of notes -

When I refer to FM76, I am referring to:
 
 

History of The Beery Family of Page County, Iowa, by Phyllis Fulk and Lois Brown Miller, Evans Press, Newport, Arkansas 1976.
 
 

When I refer to Phyllis Fulk collection:
 
 

This is the collection of additional information on the Goods that Phyllis sent me in July of 1999. This collection contains a lot of information on the thirteen children of Joseph and Magdalene Good. Joseph and Magdalene were the parents of our gr gr grandfather, David Good. Joseph Good was born 12/2/1783 in Rockingham County Virginia and died 8/25/1849 in Farifield County Ohio. Magdalene (Gamel or Campbell) Good was born 3/11/1785 in Virginia and died 11/19/1862 in Allen County Ohio.
 
 

ginny's - Research-Trip-report-Sep-17-21-2000.doc

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