Duncans in Plymouth Co. IA


Duncan research files of
Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
the Genealogy Bug

Last revised November 23, 2007

Formed 1851 from Woodbury
Sioux formed 1851 from Plymouth


1860-1870 Plymouth Co. IA Census
      No Duncan indexed

1880 Plymouth Co. IA Census (MAD: head of household marked mar/sing/wid, other household members usually not marked)
Elgin Twp., pg.2, SD 4, ED 171
Pg.65B, #13-13, DUNCAN, Frederick 27 WALES mar. farmer SCT ENG
                  Lizzie 20 WI wife, keeping house ENG ENG
                  M. Sabrina (f) 2 IA dau. WALES WI
                  Constance (f) 2/12 IA dau. b.March WALES WI
                  HOLLANDER, Matilda 22 OH servant, servant, HOLLAND HOLLAND
Washington Twp., pg.1, SD 4, ED 173 ("York State" for birthplace, I used YS)
Pg.84A, #6-6, DUNCAN, George A. 26 WI ("Wisconsin") mar. farmer TN ("Tennessee") YS ("York State")
                  Alice J. 22 YS wife, keeping house, YS YS
                  Walter L. 2 IA son TN YS (MAD father TN, not WI)
                  Myrtie (f) 2/12 IA dau. b.Apr. TN YS
                  INGRAN, Abigail S. 66 YS mother boarder YS YS
LeMars, pg.18, SD 42, ED 174
Pg.100B, #143-143, DUNCAN, Josephus (m) 60 TN mar., broken arm & on hile side?, keeping hotel, TN KY
                  Hannah J. 48 NY wife, keeping house, NY MA
                  John C. 24 WI son, lame arm, laborer, TN NY
                  Micher G. 21 WI son, laborer TN NY
                  Mary E. 21 MO niece, blind in one eye, work in hotel, TN MO
                  HUSTED, Susan 26 IA servant, work in hotel, NY SCT
                  JACOBSON, Mary 25 NORway servant, work in hotel, NOR NOR
                  PETERSON, Martin 22 NOR boarder, laborer NOR NOR
                  DAVENPORT, Charles 21 IA boarder, laborer IA IA
                  FARRINGTON, Richard 22 MA boarder, laborer IRE IRE
                  NEVILLE, Percy 21 IA boarder, laborer NY OH
                  LEREUD, Joseph 36 CAN mar., boarder, laborer CAN CAN
                  VANDERSON, Almon (m) 22 VT boarder, civil engineer ME NY
                  KREPPS, Barney (m) 31 VA boarder, cooper VA MD
                  MANAHAN, Frank B. 30 WI boarder, bookkeeper NY KY
                  DANAK, James 32 NY boarder, cooper IRE IRE
                  BALL, Charles J. 35 NY (blank), lawyer NY NY
                  (MAD: 1850-1870 Grant Co. WI)
LeMars, pg.37, SD 42, ED 174
Pg.110B, #260-260, DUNCAN, William J. 28 WI mar., (blind etc.) catrarrh, farmer MO NY
                  Lida B. (f) 24 WI wife, (blind etc.) female That..?, keeping house NY NY
                  Achderk? (Achdred?) (A...dred) 4 WI son
Sioux Twp., pg.15, SD 4, ED 178
Pg.154C, #17-17, TRACY, Thomas 27 CAN mar. farmer IRE IRE
                  Anna 28 CAN wife housekeeping CAN CAN
                  George R. 6/12 IA son b.Nov. CAN CAN
                  DUNCAN, Martin 21 IL servant, farm laborer (blank) (blank)

1885 Plymouth Co. IA Census (from Kathy Cawley 2/2001)
City of Lemars, America Twp.
4th & Main Street
Pg.79, #32-32, DUNCAN, Josephiam (sp), male, age 62, hotel keeper, born TN
                  H.J., female, age 33, born NY
                  John, male, age 28, born WI
Pey? Street between Adair & Howard
Pg.124, #106-106, DUNCAN, Wm. J., male, age 33, laborer, born WI
                  Lida A., female, age 28, born WI
                  Geo. B., male, age 9, born WI
Center Street between 2nd & 3rd
Pg.129-130, #136-142, DUNCAN, Alice, female, age 27, widowed, born NY
                  Myrtle B., female, age 4, born in Plymouth Co. IA
                  Lottie J., female, age 3, born in Plymouth Co. IA
                  FERGUSON, Abigail, female, widowed, age 74
                  (MAD: George Duncan mar. Alice Ingersoll 5/26/1877)


Pension Index Card File, alphabetical; of the Veterans Administrative Contact and Administration Services, Admin. Operations Services, 1861-1934; Duff to A-J Duncan (negative FHL film 540,888, some cards very faint); Joseph Duncan to Dunn (positive FHL film 540,889, some cards very dark)
      Cataloged under Civil War, 1861-1865, pensions, indexes; does not say if Confederate or Federal, but probably Federal. Negative film, some cards much too faint or dark to read, some cards blurred or faded, particularly the service unit and the dates of application. Most of the very faint or dark cards were in a slightly different format, with space for years enlisted and discharged which were sometimes filled in. Many of these were for service in later years, although one or two were for service ca 1866.
      Name of soldier, alias, name of dependent widow or minor, service (military unit or units), date of filing, class (invalid or widow or minor or other), Application #, Certificate #, state from which filed (sometimes blank), attorney (sometimes blank, MAD: did not usually copy), remarks. Sometimes the "Invalid" or "Widow" class had an "s" added to it before the application #; occasionally the area for the service information included a circled "S". The minor's name was frequently that of the guardian rather than the minor.
      The military unit was frequently the Company Letter, the Regiment Number, sometimes US Vet Vol Inf. (US Veteran Volunteer Infantry), L.A. (Light Artillery), H.A. (Heavy Artillery), US C Inf (US Colored? Infantry), Cav. (Cavalry), Mil. Guards, V.R.C. (?Volunteer Reserve Corps?), etc. Sometimes there were several service units given.
      Cards appear to be arranged by the last name, first name, middle initial if any, and state (including "US") of service.
      Duncan, Josephus, widow Duncan, Hannah J.; L MO Engrs Col? the? West; 1863 June 15, Invalid Appl. #26064, Cert. #25237; 1898 July 15, Widow Appl. #679472, Cert. #468891, Iowa. (MAD: 1850-1860 Grant Co. WI census; 1877 Plymouth Co. IA)

HISTORIES before 1923

1890/91 "History of Counties of Woodbury and Plymouth, IA, including an extended sketch of Sioux City" by A. Warner & Co. Pub. (copy of pages from Charles L. Duncan 2/1995; pages 737 and 739 have left edge missing)
      Pg.737: Andrew Little Hogle, retired, Le Mars, b. Cobleskill, NY, 1796, mar. July 16, 1817 to Hannah Reed, settled Scott, Chautauqua Co. NY, in 1844 to Potosi, Grant Co. WI, now lives with youngest dau. in LeMars, where his wife died Feb. 24, 1890, aged 90 years 4 months; Free-Will Baptist Church, whig, then republican; six daus ... (last) Hannah Jane (Duncan), Le Mars [Plymouth Co.].
      Pg.738: Josephus Duncan, retired, Le Mars, was born in Lawrence Co. TN, Jan. 14, 1820. His parents, Melcher and Sarah Duncan, were natives of Robertson Co. TN, and Russellville, [Logan Co.] KY, respectively. His paternal grandfather, John Duncan, came from Scotland, and his maternal grandfather, John Irvin, from London, England. In the fall of 1829 our subject removed with his parents to Pike Co. MO, where he was reared on a farm and where his parents died at the respective ages of 82 and 85 years. Of their 10 children, Josephus is the 7th child. When 17 years of age, he began learning the blacksmith trade. In 1845 he went to Grant Co. WI and mined lead for 4 years. He then bought a farm, and besides tilling it worked at building. In Oct. 1861 he enlisted in Bissell's regiment of engineers, later known as the Western MO engineers; he served 18 months in the blacksmith detail and was discharged on account of injuries received in being thrown from a railroad train. He came to Le Mars in 1877, and after farming one year, bought a hotel, which he conducted 8 years as the Duncan house. He is a member of the Free-Will baptist church and G.A.R. and has always been a republican. In Sept. 1850 he married Hannah J., dau. of Andrew Hogle, a native of NY. They have 3 living children, viz, William James, John Colby and Melcher Jerome. George Alma, the second, died in Nov. 1881 aged 28 years.


"Sioux City Journal" newspaper [Plymouth Co. IA], 13 July 1913 (copy of notice from Jean Marken 10/2001)
      DEATHS. DUNCAN - in Sioux City, Ia., Friday, July 11, 1913, James W. Duncan, 68 years old, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edith Breslin, 4329 Orleans avenue, Morning Side. He is survived by his widow, two sons, Joseph W. Duncan, of Sioux Center, Ia., and Martin N. Duncan, of Montana, and his daughter, Mrs. Breslin. The funreal (MAD: sic) will be held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the residence. Rev. H.A. Keck will officiate. The body will be taken Monday to Hartington, Neb., for interment. (MAD: names as given; 1870 Greene Co. IA census)

"Sioux City Daily Tribune" newspaper [Plymouth Co. IA], January 14, 1920, died January 13, 1920 (copy of notice from Jean Marken 10/2001)
      MRS. SARAH DUNCAN CLAIMED BY DEATH. Dies In Hospital - Had Resided In Morningside For Last Ten Years.
      Mrs. Sarah Duncan, 68 years old, 4329 Orleans avenue, died at a local hospital Tuesday afternoon of a complication of diseases. Mrs. Duncan became seriously ill a month ago. She came to Sioux City 10 years ago and settled in Morningside.
      She is survived by two sons, M.M. Duncan, of Minneapolis, and B.W. Duncan, of Odebolt; one daughter, Mrs. W.J. Breslin, of Sioux City; three brothers, William Lister, of Ponca, Neb.; George Lister, of Wirt, Neb., and Joseph Lister, of Winfield, Kan., and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Jeffers, of Yankton, S.D., and Mrs. Harper Bailey, of San Francisco. (MAD: names as given)
      Brief funeral services will be held at Hartington, Neb., with Dr. W.H. Spence, of Sioux City, officiating. Burial will be at Hartington. (MAD: Cedar Co. NE)


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