My latest request for microfilm for the Clarksville Star from Clarksville, Iowa came in today. June 6 1878: Married, by Elder J. W. Moore, at the residence of H.F.L. Burton, n this place, June 3, 1878, Mr. A. L. Van Hoesen and Miss Carrie, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burton. Like all young people, who start out right in life, they kindly remembered the printer. May their ways be ways of pleasantness and all their paths be peace. (A.L. (Albertus Louis Van Hoesen and Carrie Burton are my great-great grandparents and the one mentioned below regarding finding his Civil War records)






October 3, 1878: HOUSE BURNED.--On Thursday evening last, just about dusk, the house of R.C. Van Hoesen, about 3 1/2 miles northwest of town, was discovered to be on fire. The fire was first seen issuing from the gable by Wells, who was a few rods distant. He at once rushed to the rescue, and with the aid of his parents and wife succeeded in saving most or the contents below, but a greater portion of the waring apparel and bedding was up stairs and went with the house, which was totally destroyed. The fire is supposed to have caught from some flaw in the Chimney between the ceiling and roof. There was a small insurance. (R.C. Van Hoesen was Albertus's father and therefore my great-great-great grandfather)








April 10, 1879: Burt Van Hoesen is the happy pa of a boy. (Burt is Albertus and the "boy" is my great-grandfather Robert Lucky Van Hoesen)