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Daniel BALL
Druzilla (---)
Leicester "Lester" WICKHAM
Nathaniel A. BALL
Hester Mary WICKHAM
Daniel Charles BALL


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1. Elva Rosella MUCKEY

Daniel Charles BALL 2

  • Born: 10 Jun 1847, Union Twp, Monroe Co, OH
  • Marriage (1): Elva Rosella MUCKEY on 14 Aug 1872 in Monona Co, IA 1
  • Died: 6 Jul 1907, Cooper Twp, Monona Co, IA at age 60 3
  • Buried: 6 Jul 1907, Heisler Cem, Monona Co, IA 3

bullet  General Notes:

Daniel preceded his family to Monona Co. by about 3 years. Daniel was occupied as a day laborer and a farmer throughout his adult life.

MONONA CO, IA MARRIAGE RECORDS: Book 1, p. 46: Ball, Daniel & Muckey, Rosalie married Aug. 14, 1872

1880 IA CENSUS, Monona Co, Mapleton: Daniel Ball, 30, day laborer, b. OH, parents b. OH; wife "Rosilla", 21, b. WI, parents b. Ireland; son Irvin, 6; dau. "Ester", 4; son Lester, 2. All children were b. IA, father b. OH, mother b. WI. (Listed next to them on the census was Daniel's father, Nathaniel Ball.)

1885 IA STATE CENSUS, Monona Co, Mapleton: Daniel Ball, 34, married, b. OH, farmer; Rosella, 27, married, b. WI, keeping house; Ervin, 11; Ester, 7; Lester, 5; Arthur, 3; Oscar, 0. All the children were b. Monona Co, IA.

INDEX OF DR. WILLIAM W. ORDWAY'S LEDGER, Castana, Monona Co, IA 1880-1891 (he loaned money to early settlers): Ball, Daniel - June 26, 1886, p. 54

1895 IA STATE CENSUS, Monona Co, East Mapleton Twp: Dan Ball, 47, b. OH; Elva, 38, b. WI; "Ervins", 20, b. IA; Mary, 18, b. IA; Lester, 16, b. IA; Arthur, 12, b. IA; Oscar, 8, b. IA; Alice, 6, b. IA; Dove, 5, b. IA.

1895 IA STATE CENSUS, Monona Co, Makle Twp: Daniel Ball, 47, b. OH; Elva R., 37, b. WI; Lester W., 17; Arthur, 12; Oscar, 9; Alice, 7; Dove Eye, 5, b. NE. All children but Dover Eye were b. Monona Co, IA. (This family may have been counted twice in the census, due to a move.)

1900 NE CENSUS, Burt Co, Decatur village: Dan W. Ball, Jun 1848, 52, married 23 yrs, b, IO, parents b. OH, day labor; wife "Elve" R., Jan 1858, 42, married 23 yrs, 8 children, 7 living, b. WI, father b. WI, mother b. Ireland; son Lester, Jan 1880, 20, single, b. IA, day labor; son Arthur Aug 1882, 17, single, b. IA, day labor; son "Oscer", Nov 1884, 15, b. IA; dau. Alice, Nov 1886, 13, b. IA; dau. "Dovi", Apr 1889, 11, b. NE. The father of all children was b. OH and the mother b. WI.

Daniel and at least part of his family had trekked to OK with the Leach family to participate in the land lottery of 1901. He returned home only to die.

OBIT, Mapleton Press, July 11, 1907: At the home of his sister, Mrs. Dianna (Ball-Leach) Smith, in St. Clair Twp, last Sunday morning at one o'clock, Daniel Ball was claimed by the grim reaper, Death. Mr. Ball was one of the pioneers of Monona Co, but of late years had resided in Dewey Co, OK. He leaves a wife and a large family of grown children, besides an aged father and several brothers and sisters to mourn his loss. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon by Rev. O. S. Bryan, and the remains interred in Heisler Cemetery.
Submitted by Roger A. Greenough


Daniel married Elva Rosella MUCKEY, daughter of Joseph Albert MUCKEY and Mary Ann KELLEY, on 14 Aug 1872 in Monona Co, IA.1 (Elva Rosella MUCKEY was born on 19 Jan 1856 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, WI 4 and died in Mar 1918 5.)



1 Monona Co, IA Early Marriages 1856-1880.

2 1856 IA State Census.

3 Obituary of Daniel Ball.

4 1880 IA Census.

5 One World Tree.

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