Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Family Histories - A - B

As part of our collection, the Cambridge Historical Association has a number of family histories.  Some of these are genealogies and others are collections of articles or other materials from or about particular families.

We have two Apland collections.  One is various clippings about the Apland barn (Apland/Freeland Barn), Apland reunions, and obituaries.  The other is Ole Birchaug Descendants from May 2006 which goes back to 1710.  Many local family names are included.  Copies of Apland i Merika Avis (Aplands in America newsletter) from March 1996 and 1999, Norway in World War II, and a translation of "The Early Settlers from Stavanger and Hadaland, Norway in Central Iowa" are also in this binder.  The translation is from a Norwegian book by Hjalmer Rued Holand A.M. 1908.

The binder Bastesen contains exerpts from Erasmus Rosenberger and His Families in Germany and America.  The earliest entry in the parts we have is from 1758.

The Bauge binder has articles about the historic Bauge Farmhouse and its move to Ames.  Nils Bauge was the original member of the family living in the log home which was built in 1866.

The Berhow Family Tree also contains minutes from the Berhow Reunion from 1932 to 2000.  Berhow was named for a farm on the island of Halsnoy on the coast of Norway.  The family tree has names to before 1692.  As an aside, the Huxley Historical Society has information about the origin of Berhow Park in Huxley, Iowa.

The Bundy Descendants - Descendants of William Bundy has the first child born about 1667 in North Carolina.  This is 12 pages long and includes some information from 2001.  Local family names include Cook, Tillotson, and Zook. 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Monthly Meeting and Election - November 16, 2010

The Cambridge Historical Association met Tuesday, November 16.  The meeting was a combination of our regular meeting and our annual election.  The business meeting discussed upcoming meetings including:
  • Meeting with the Story County Supervisors and the other members of the Story County Historical Alliance November 23.
  • Meeting with the Cambridge Legion Auxiliary.
  • Hosting the Story County Historical Alliance at the end of April.
  • Having an open house in conjunction with the Cambridge Alumni Banquet.
  The meeting concluded with election of the following officers for 2011:
  • Wayne Messer - Co-president
  • Val Moore - Co-president
  • Don Erickson - Treasurer
  • Julie Erickson - Secretary
  • Joyce Williams - Director
  • Florence Wheeler - Director
Our meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., at 504 Third Street, Cambridge, except for December.  Contact us at 515-220-HISTORY (515-220-4478) or by email at cha@huxcomm.net.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Cambridge Historical Association Meeting - Tuesday January 18, 2011

The next meeting of the Cambridge Historical Association will be Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 7 pm.  Learn about our accomplishments in 2010 and help us make plans for 2011!  We will be meeting at 504 3rd Street (the old Masonic Lodge).  Contact information:  515-220-HISTORY (515-220-4478) has an answering machine or you can email us at cha@huxcomm.net.