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Col. Alfred D. Collier

Col. Alfred D. Collier

Male Abt 1841 -

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  • Name Alfred D. Collier  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Prefix Col. 
    Born Abt 1841  Wyoming, Muscatine Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Gender Male 
    AFN L7BC-BC 
    Military Service U.S. Army - Civil War  
    Occupation Professional - Lawyer 
    Died Y  [7
    Person ID I1459  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2017 

    Family Virginia ("Jennie") H. Perry,   b. 1840, Stark Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1920  (Age 81 years) 
    Married Y  [5, 6
     1. Katherine ("Kate") J. Collier,   b. 24 Feb 1863, Atalissa, Muscatine Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1933, Muscatine, Muscatine Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Elizabeth ("Libbie") A. Collier,   b. 1864,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. William S. Collier,   b. Feb 1867, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Alfred D. Collier, Jr.,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • THE HISTORY OF LINN COUNTY, p. 658 (Western Historical Co., Chicago; 1878) provides:
      "COLLIER, A. D., attorney at law, Mansfield Block, corner S. Washington and Eagle streets; residence northeast corner Third and Pearl streets; born in Wyoming, Muscatine Co., Iowa. Mr. C. enlisted April 19, 1861, in Co. K, 1st I. V. I.; re-enlisted in Co. D, 44th I. V. I., in the Spring of 1864; mustered out in September, 1864; he was engaged in the recruiting service in Linn and Johnson Counties most of the time during the war, except when he was out with his regiments mentioned above. He commenced reading law in 1866; admitted to the bar in 1867; practiced law and attended College at Western from 1867 to 1871, when he graduated; first attended College at Western previous to entering the U.S. service; after he graduated he came to Cedar Rapids, and has been engaged in the practice of law here ever since; was City Attorney in 1874, and has been U.S. Commissioner since Dec. 29, 1874. Married Jennie H. Perry; she was born in Stark Co., Ill.; they have four children -- Katie J., Libbie A., Wm. S. and Alfred D., Jr."

      Collier was dead by the time of the 1900 census. 1900 U.S. Census, 4th Ward, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (T 623, Roll 444, stamped p. 140).
    • News article, The Des Moines [IA] Register, p. 10 (12 Nov 1908):
      "A. D. Collier of Sioux City [IA] was in Des Moines yesterday on business and greeting old friends. He has been patriotic instructor of [the] General Hancock post of the Grand Army. He was prominent for many years as a member of the national guard, being made brigadier general and judge advocate in 1894. He was a member of the First and Forty-fourth Iowa in the civil war. He is in the city on legal business."

  • Sources 
    1. [S58] LDS Ancestral File|, "Ancestral File" , (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT).

    2. [S68] Gervaise|, Gervaise Dynes-Wolak, "Snouffer2.ftw" and subsequent Email reports to Wm. C. Snouffer, (Gervaise Dynes-Wolak, Email:

    3. [S494] Anderson, J, Judith K. Anderson, "Family Group Record", (Judith K. Anderson, PO Box 78, Gambell, AL 99742 : 3 Oct 1993).

    4. [S165] Linn County History|, Anonymous, THE HISTORY OF LINN COUNTY, IOWA, (Western Historical Co.; Chicago, IL : 1878), p. 658.

    5. [S77] Linn County Portraits|, Anonymous, Portrait and Biographical Album of Linn County, Iowa, (Chicago, IL; Chapman Bros.: 1887), (pp. 476-478).

    6. [S714] Ancestry Tree - Schultz|, Laurel Schultz, Schultz Family Tree, (Laurel Schultz;, Public Member Tree, Online database,

    7. [S78] IA Census 1900, CR, 4-WD, Iowa, Linn Cnty, Cedar Rapids, 4th Ward, 1900 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T623, Roll 444, p. 140).