Iowa – A glimpse into the lives of our ancestors

Dorothy Schwieder, professor of history, Iowa State University, wrote a brief summary of Iowa’s history which can be found on the State Library of Iowa’s webpage.  Iowa records June 1833 as the date for the first white settlement.  Iowa became a state in 1846.  Xaver Aleck arrived in the 1850s, and the Gage’s and DeJean’s came around 1880 … Continue reading Iowa – A glimpse into the lives of our ancestors

Elizabeth Bullis – Herstory

Up until recently, I had very little on Elizabeth Bullis. The census is all I have found to provide a window of birth between 1821 and 1823 in the state of New York. Her marriage to Julian DeJean is recorded in a Rock County index (transcribed) as 22 October 1846 at Janesville. Their first son, … Continue reading Elizabeth Bullis – Herstory