* 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.
Hi Martin, I have just read your post from a couple of years ago. My gran was Ethel Tranter nee Harban. I remember Ed and Ruth visiting in 1976 and have some photos of when they visited us at our home in Hinckley. My dad is Roy Tranter. I think they visited us with dads uncle Albert Harban. I have a few old family pics including my gran as a child with her dad (who I think is your grandfather) and her brother William (Bill). Let me know if the pic would be of interest to you.
Hi Dean, what a surprise to receive your message(I see you are a new member, that would explain the 2 year gap). I never did receive a reply from the the American side so I have not tried to contact them again, although we do follow a Kim C Harban on Facebook from that area.
Yes I would be very interested in the picture you have of Aunty Ethel and any others that might be of interest. I have very fond memories of Aunty Ethel, Uncle George and your dad Roy from the 1950's. We used to go to the Vauxhall working men's club in Cross St every Sunday evening where Uncle George was a committee member. He often used to walk and visit us on a Sunday morning. I used to cycle from school at lunch time for lunch at Aunty Ethel's and cousin Roy(your dad)would play cricket with me in the back allyway. He would then let me read his comics, the Wizard, Hotspur, etc of which he had a great collection. I remember when Roy bought a motor bike, a Triumph Tiger Cub and my dad gave it a test drive up and down the street, my dad Arthur had a few motor bikes in his day. I did see cousin Roy up at the Morris common one day playing soccer with some of his mates(I believe he was a good goalkeeper !)that was the 50's also so it's been a long time since I last saw him. I hope he is keeping well, please pass on my best regards. The last time I saw Aunty Ethel was in 1976 when we on holiday from Australia and we went round to see her. I met Ruth and Ed at Uncle Bill's as well. I keep in touch with cousin Ken(Uncle Bill's son). Hope I hav'nt bored you too much.
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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 .