1. Harvey Mechack1 Couch was born in Indiana December 14, 1851.
He married Jennie Blythe Frakes in Moulton, Davis Co, Iowa, December 20, 1877. Jennie was born in Monroe, Putnam Co, Indiana December 31, 1857. In the 1900 census Adams Twp, Dallas Co Iowa page 7, Harvey (age 48) is recorded with his wife Jennie (age 42), Nellie (age 19), Ruth (age 18), Charles (age 16), Susan (age 12), and Sidney (age 2). They have been married for 22 years and have 6 children.
In the 1910 census Adams Twp, Dallas Co Iowa page 1, Harvey (age 57) is recorded with his wife Jennie (age 52), Susie (age 22), Sidney (age 11) and Beryl (age 9). They have been married for 33 years and have 7 children.
In the 1920 census Island Street, Idel Twp, Dallas Co, Iowa page 37, Harvey (age 67) is recorded with his wife Jennie (age 52), Sidney (age 21), Beryl (age 18) and grand-daughter Ruth Johnson (age 13). Harvey is noted as a farmer.
Harvey Mechack Couch and Jennie Blythe Frakes had the following children:
2 i. Nellie Blythe2 Couch(697) was born in Dallas Co, Iowa December 1880. She married Howard Christian Johnson in Adel, Dallas Co, Iowa, January 11, 1906. Howard was born in Dallas Center, Dallas Co, Iowa October 8, 1876. Howard(698) was the son of John Ford Johnson and Celia Adelaide White. Howard died February 13, 1929 in Gresham, Multnomah Co, Oregon, at 52 years of age. (See Howard Christian Johnson for the continuation of this line.)
3 ii. Ruth V Couch was born in Dallas Co, Iowa December 1881.
4 iii. Charles Courtney Couch was born in Dallas Co, Iowa April 1884. He married Blanch B unknown Iowa, 1906. Blanch was born Iowa 1882.
5 iv. Susan Couch was born in Dallas Co, Iowa June 1887.
6 v. Sidney Couch was born in Adams Twp, Dallis Co, Iowa April 1898.
7 vi. Beryl Couch was born in Adams Twp, Dallis Co, Iowa 1901.
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