Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Looking for anything on my great grandfather. Willing to hire a researcher if need be.
I have him in the 1895 Iowa Census;
Jno. H. Medaris, born 1870, Indiana.

He was married to Clara Pierce and living in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa with a young daughter, Marie Ione Medaris, b. July, 1894. He was dead by 1896 or 1897.

Looking for birth certificate or parents names etc. No idea what county or Town. Also have no marriage certificate or death certificate. His wife re-married in 1897 and is listed as Clara Medaris, 'widow' on the marriage certificate.

Is his name 'John' or 'Jonathan', and what does 'H' stand for?

Anything would be of help, especially tieing him in to some of the many Medaris family links in the State of Indiana. Might it be Owen County?

Thank you.
Long standing family mystery.
Name: Alan Gray Neumann
PO Box 31
Rhinecliff, NY 12574
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