Charlotte has been working on here family tree and while looking she found that her great, great, grandfather lived in Iowa and she had never heard that before. So she kept looking and was having some problems for there was at least three Francis Xavier Guyette in this area. We are members of genealogy club here in Amarillo that meets in one of our libraries and they suggested we call the library in the town closes to the county he was from. A sweet lady up there e-mailed Charlotte and gave her some information about how the town where he was from only has like three buildings and a cemetery left there but that she might get in touch with an Immaculate Conception Church in Elma in Howard County Iowa. The lady said they had some old records from the town and Lourdes Catholic church. We talked it over and said that we would like to go north any way for we have not been to Iowa or Minnesota. We drove to our daughters in Kansas, stayed the weekend then when she left for work we headed toward Iowa.
We went to the town of Elma first and went to the church, the lady there was so nice she pulled the records for Lourdes from back in med 1800 and let us go through them and we found an F X Guyette Sr., F X Guyette Jr., and F X Guyette third. The lady gave us the directions to get to the town of Lourdes and when we got there the records that we had copied told us where to look for the graves and we found them.
Afterwards we drove to Cresco this is the town that the library was in that Charlotte had called. We stayed here for a couple of nights while we did some research on her family and we found some written material on them at the library. We are having trouble with F X Guyette Sr. and Charles Guyette they both just seem to disappear at Iowa.