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GARMS from Iowa (I have pictures)

GARMS from Iowa (I have pictures)

Randy (View posts)
Posted: 1161823257000
Classification: Query
I acquired some old pictures (early 1900's?) of which contains pictures of GARMS family members. I believe these Garms lived in area of Lake Park IA, and possibly Davenport, and Holstein. Some names are: Ed and Etta (Stolhner) Garms (married around Davenport?), Leona Garms (daughter of Fred and Maggie Garms), LeRoy Garms, John Garms, Rudy Garms.

I'd like to find a Garms descendent in this tree who would be interested in these pictures. Only cost to you is postage. I can scan any picture and email so you can verify/confirm any individual (above). These pictures were in a collection I acquired due to my distant relation to this Garms line.

I won't be checking this board so please contact me via direct email,


Re: GARMS from Iowa (I have pictures)

Posted: 1207260117000
Classification: Query
My grandfather was William Garms-married to Minnie Hanson Garms. Their family came to the US from Germany via Chicago. Henry Garms was born Jan 20 1855 in Germany the son of John J Garms. Henry came to America at age 17 and worked for several years in the Davenport, Ia area.
He married Mary Catherine Ruehl in Holstein, IA. In 1900, they moved to Round Lake township in Minnesota and lived there until retirement in 1918 when they moved to Lake Park, IA.
Children of Henry and Mary:
1 Emma Sophia married to Charles Wendel
children-Helen, Carl, Harold Rudolph
2 John
3 Herman
4 Rudolph
5 Fred
6 William--my grandfather
7 Harry
8 Edmund
9 Henreeta

Fred lived in Bettendorf, Ia and he may be the connection. I would be very interested in receiving any photos you might have. Please contact me and my e-mail address.
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