First Generation

1. John1 Brooks(495) was born in Medina Co, Ohio September 1857.

He married Nancy Catherine Godown March 23, 1890. Nancy was born Pittsburg, Van Buren Co, IA February 22, 1870. Nancy(496) was the daughter of Thomas Wilson Godown and Mary Elizabeth Lenegar. Nancy died January 14, 1945 in VanBuren Co, Iowa, at 74 years of age. Buried in Bethel Cemetery at Keosauqua, VanBuren Co, Iowa. In the 1900 census Chequest Twp, Van Buren Co, Iowa page 29A, John (age 42) is living with his wife Nancy (age 30) and sons Leo (age 8) and Oscar (age 2). They have been married for 10 years and have had 2 children. John is a farmer and owns his farm with a mortgage.

John Brooks and Nancy Catherine Godown had the following children:

child 2 i. Leo V2 Brooks was born Iowa March 1892.

child 3 ii. Oscar R Brooks was born Iowa November 1897.

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