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Photos and information submitted by Sherry Brown unless otherwise noted.

Back row, L to R: Martha Sampica, Suplian Sampica, Levi Gerald Sampica, and Mary Kate Sampica. These are four of 7 children born to Jean Baptiste Sampica and his wife, Salome Aslin. Cousins are in the front row, L to R: Lucy Sampica McGovern, Philomene Sampica Mere, and Maria E. Sampica Aslin. These are three of 11 children born to Lugier Sampica and his wife, Philomene Loretta Durancean. (Lugier and Jean Baptiste were brothers). Thanks to Lindsay Schoon, Philomene's g-g-grandchild, for help with this entry.

Mary Louie Denio Sampica, ca. 1930, standing with one of her grandaughters, Betty Mae Jayne, who died as a child and is buried in Cedar Memorial Cemetery in Cedar Rapids. Betty Mae's father, Arnold Jayne, is buried next to her. Betty Mae's mother, Josephine Sampica Jayne, moved to Wisconsin and remarried, to Harlan Emerson. She died in 1967.

This photo was submitted by Kathy Doe Amling She says, "I have a photo which was in my grandmother's possession when she died in 1968. Her name was Kathryn Hughes Sampica. I have tried to identify them since that time. I have connection with the Sampica, Sampson, Hughes, Lienen, Thrap, Sherman, and other Jones county families, but cannot identify these people.

SAMPICA BIRTHS
RECORDED IN JONES COUNTY, IA, COURTHOUSE
# NAME BIRTHDATE
BIRTHPLACE
FATHER
BIRTHPLACE
FATHER'S
OCCUPATION
MOTHER
BIRTHPLACE
1-12 137Sampica, Joseph24 June 1881
Stone City, IA
Joseph Sampica
N.Y.
QuarrymanJulia Denio
N.Y.
1-16 181Sampica, F. (female)27 Aug 1881Edward SampicaLaborer____ Cagal [illegible]
1-29 340Sampica, ChristopherDec 1882
Fairview Twp.
Wm. Sampica
U.S.
LaborerLizzie Samson
1-32 711Sampica, Mary Rosaline22 Jan 1883Francis Sampica
Canada, Fr.
QuarrymanLena ______[illegible]
Canada
1-60Sampica, F.8 May 1884
Cass Twp.
Joe [sic] Sampica
N.Y.
 Julia Denio
N.Y.
1-41 481Sampica, M.25 Jun 1883
Cass Twp.
Joseph Sampica
N.Y.
Foreman at QuarryJulia Denio
N.Y.
1-103 1231Sampica, Mary21 Mar 1886Joseph Sampica
N.Y.
Foreman at QuarryJulia Denio
N.Y.
1-156Sampica, F.6 Jan 1890
Cass Twp.
Joe [sic] Sampica
N.Y.
Boss at QuarryJulia Denio
N.Y.
1-160 1906Sampica, M.5 Jul 1890
Cass Twp.
Wm. Sampica
N.Y.
 Lizzie Sampson
Iowa
1-208 2474Sampica, F.28 Nov 1893
Fairview Twp.
Levi Sampica
N.Y.
QuarrymanMary Louise Denio
N.Y.
1-221 2627Sampica, F.,8 Mar 1894
French Ridge
James Sampica _____ Denio [illegible]
1-224 2662Sampica, M.,17 Feb 1895
French Ridge
Levi Sampica
N.Y.
QuarrymanMary Louise Denio
N.Y.
1-238 2829Sampica, F.,7 Aug 1895
Stone City
Joe [sic] Sampica
N.Y.
 Julia Denio
N.Y.
1-131 1561Sampica, Herbert P.2 Jan 1888
French Ridge
Joseph Sampica
N.Y.
Foreman at QuarryJulia Denio
N.Y.
1-134 1598Sampica, F.Mar 1888
Fairview Twp.
Mike Sampica
Canada
 Emma Roberts
N.Y.
2-15Sampica, F.26 Oct 1896Wm. Sampica ____ Caza [illegible]
3-472Sampica, Addie20 Nov 1897
Anamosa
Edward Sampica Sphia Collier [sic] s/b Sophia
3-474Sampica, Grace22 May 1900
Anamosa
Edward Sampica Sophia Collier
3-379Sampica, Clarence8 May 1908Supplean [sic] Sampica Bessie Plamadore
4-240Sampica, M.25 Dec 1910Henry M. Sampica Kate ____ [illegible]
4-254Sampica, Mary Virginia LucileOct 1914
Stone City
Suppleen Sampica Bessie Plamadore
5-248Sampica, Herbert LeRoyMay 1920
Stone City
Hebert Peter Sampica Gertrude Burnett Burnett
5-255Sampica, Donald Joseph31 Jul 1922Herbert Peter Sampica Gertrude Winifred Burnett
Note from Transcriber/Researcher, Bernice Elizabeth Sampica Paul
"French Ridge" was not actually a town, but rather an area just west of Anamosa. A great many of the people who worked in the quarries were French, and as they migrated from France and settled in Canada, they eventually settled in an area on the Canada-New York borderline. From there they worked their way west to the Anamosa area. The area they settled was called "French Ridge" because of their nationality. They were all good, hardworking people, holding high respect among all in the county.
SAMPICA DEATHS
RECORDED IN JONES COUNTY, IA, COURTHOUSE

#

NAME/AGE

BIRTHDATE
BIRTHPLACE

DEATHDATE
DEATHPLACE

CAUSE OF DEATH

BURIAL
1-326Sampica, female
9 m
 5 Feb 1885
Cass Twp.
pnuemoniaAnamosa [no cemetery given]
1-44
527
Sampica, F., female
6 m
Stone City, IA18 Mar 1887 Holy Cross
1-44
528
Joe Sampica's child
2 y
Cass Twp. 20 Mar 1887bronchitisHoly Cross
1-67
802
Sampica, Mike
34 y
New York2 Aug 1890
Cass Twp.
consumptionAnamosa [no cemetery given]
1-72
856
Sampica, William (French)
33 y, married
1858
New York
13 May 1891
Cass Twp
  
1-77
913
Sampica, Mrs. Mike
22 y, married
New York2 May 1892 Holy Cross
1-83Sampica, Henry
quarryman
32 y, single
1861
New York
13 Sep 1893
Stone City
Typhoid pneumoniaHoly Cross
2-472Sampica, Addie
4 d
 Nov. 1898 Catholic Cem
Note: A repeat entry says she died 24 Nov. 1899.
3-7
81
Sampica, Edward
53 y 2 m 10 d
married
28 Aug 1853
New York
18 Nov 1906 Holy Cross
Father: Wm. Sampica, born in Canada. Mother: Lucy Ashly.
3-13
146
Sampica, Francis
47 y 2 m 12 d
single
19 Nov 18591 Feb 1907 Holy Cross
Father: Francis Sampica, b. New York. Mother: Eliza Cavanagh, b. Canada.
3-24-9Appelby, Mary D
1 y 6 m
22 Feb 190622 Aug 1907 Riverside, Anamosa
Father: O. W. Appleby, b. Michigan. Mother: Fleve Sampica.
4-34Mere, Jerry
27 y 6 m 20 d
single
New York
6 Feb 1883
25 Aug 1909 Holy Cross
Father: Isadore Mere, b. New York. Mother: Fannie Sampica.
3-51
134
Sampica, Martha J.
4 m 20 d
[tombstone reads "Mary"]
13 Oct 19085 Mar 1909 Holy Cross
Father: Levi Sampica, b. Iowa. Mother: Mary Louise Denio, b. New York.
3-53
161
Sampica, John Jr.
84 y 5 m 10 d
widower
22 Oct 1825d. 2 Apr 1909 Holy Cross
Father: John Baptiste Sampica Sr., b. Canada. Mothe: Marie Marceau b. I'le de Orleans, Quebec, Canada.
4-1
11
Sampica, Louise
64 y 1 m 8 d
married
b. 24 May 1845
Canada
Jul 1909 Holy Cross
4-52
149
Sampica, William
76 y 1 m 12 d
widower
6 May 183619 June 1912 Cascade Co., Iowa
Father: Edward Sampica, b. Canada, buried Holy Cross. Mother: Sophie Collier, b. Europe, buried Holy Cross.
5-14
167
Sampica, Franklin
2 y exactly
13 May 191213 May 1914 Holy Cross
Father: Levi Sampica, buried Holy Cross. Mother: Mary Louise Denio, buried Holy Cross.
5-53
39
Sampica, Emma
48 y 4 m 9 d
husband Supleen Sampica
29 Apr 1868d. 8 Sep 1916 Holy Cross
Father: Lugier Sampica, b. New York. Mother: Josephine Durancean, b. Canada.
1-12Sampica, Evelyn B.
79 y 21 d
married, husband Patrick Sampica
30 Mar18681 May 1947 Holy Cross
Father: Geo Bannebray, b. Quebec, Canada. Mother:Cecelia Beandien.
8-466Sampica, Ella Mae
widow
b. 26 Jan 18667 Apr 1956 Wyoming, Iowa
Father: Riley Calkins. Mother: Mary Ann House.
9-469Sampica, Patrick
89 y
15 Aug 187119 Apr 1961 Holy Cross
Father: Ludger Sampica, b. New York. Mother: Josephine Duramic [sic].
9-496Sampica, Gerald
72 y
18 Jun 189231 Oct 1964 Holy Cross
Father: Joseph Sampica. Mother: Julia Denio.
166Sampica, Josephine26 Dec 1836 [wife of Ludger Sampica)10 Jun 1906 Holy Cross
166Sampica, Levi28 Nov 187117 Oct 1920
Stone City, IA
 Holy Cross
Father: John Baptiste Sampica Jr. Mother: Salome Aslin [also Aselin/Asselin].
166Sampica, Louis A.18351909 Holy Cross
166Sampica, Lucy18291869 Holy Cross
167Sampica, Mary Louise Denio4 Jul 1874
Ellenburg NY
Feb 2 1935
Cedar Rapids, IA
 Holy Cross
Father: Peter Denio. Mother: Mary Kay LaBarre
Note from Transcriber/Researcher, Bernice Elizabeth Sampica Paul
Death records weren't recorded in Jones Co., until August 1880, but in borrowing 4 years of The Eureka newspaper, I found the following information. Thanks is given to the staff for their kind assistance.

The newspaper noted that there was an epidemic of diptheria in this area during the 1870s. In the 27 Jan 1879 issue, this notice was found: "Died3 children of Frank Sampica, 12 yrs., 6 yrs., and 4 yrs., of diptheria. One died Saturday and two on Sunday." The 6 Feb 1879 issue had this notice: "Another child of Frank Sampica." [no name, age, or date given].

According to family history, Ludger Sampica was called "Edgar" by the family. In addition, I have found variations in the spelling of his name on various documents: Leedgar, Ludjer, Luger, and Lugier. Ludger is the son of Jean Baptiste Sampica, Sr., and brother of John Baptiste Sampica, Jr. He was born in 1833, and married to Philomina Loretta Durancean from Churubusco, NY. She was known by the name "Josephine."

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