* Looking for relatives related to Josiah Harban born in England 6-2-1861 (death 12-21-1945), immigrated to Iowa early 1880's
* Married Elizabeth Mary Meister (DOB 9-7-1871, death 9-17-1937) who immigrated to Iowa at age 10 with her family from Essen, Germany
Elizabeth had at least one sister, Clara Meister-Rimmer
* Ellen Harban Cox (their daughter) Married Alvin Cox in 1924 (marriage lasted one year) one son, Conrad Paul Cox born 11-29-1924, Conrad may have 1/2 siblings. Alvin Cox played around, drank & gambled, he died in TX in the 1980's.
My name is Martin Harban and I have just discovered the my heritage website with your request for relatives related to Josiah Harban.
My grandfather, George, was the younger brother of Josiah. I am aware of the American side of the family through Ruth Beener(nee Traffley)and Ed, whom I met in 1976 whilst they were on holiday in England. I am originally from Coventry Uk but now live in Australia(Perth in Western Australia).
I am married with two grown up children and five grandchildren.
I am interested in the family tree and would like to know more about the US side. I have a copy with some of the American relatives listed but it stops at Conrad Cox on your side of the family.
Would love to hear from you should you wish to follow up.
I am looking for any information reguarding my Father Henry "Lloyd" Van Es. He was born in the area of Sheldon or Alton Iowa in 1921, and was killed in a car accident around 1950. I would especially be interested in a photo of him. Henry's father was Dick or Dirk Van Es and his mother was Ollie Bobeldyk, from S.D. Thanks to anyone can be of any help to me.
They might be on Micro Film @ IMCC ( Iowa Medical Classification Center) where all new offenders are sent to be classified to other institutions in Oakdale, Iowa...That is where we send all " dead" files people that discharge, parole etc from all the facilities now a days. You would need to write to them, may need to sign a release etc to receive files. I doubt that very thorough records were kept back then .