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Sturdevant House—Sheriff Sale

By Anelia K. Dimitrova; July 17, 2009.

In April, the historic Ira Sturdevant home in Waverly was sold at a sheriff sale. Rick and Kathy Sturdevant bought the landmark home and turned it over to preservationists. Rick’s great-great-grandfather, a veteran of the 1812 war, built the house in 1856 before Waverly’s incoporation two years later.

Couple Reaches Out to Save House

By Anelia K. Dimitrova; April 13, 2009.

The Ira Sturdevant house in Waverly tells a personal family story about the settlement of a family in Bremer County two years before Waverly was incorporated. For historian Rick Sturdevant, and his wife, Katherine, this is a personal journey.

Historians Reclaim Family Legacy

By Anelia K. Dimitrova; April 13, 2009.

Historians Rick and Katherine Sturdevant survey the flood damage the Waverly house of Rick’s great-great-great-grandfather, Ira, sustained during the record flood of 2008. The couple plan to save the house from a sheriff’s sale and turn in into a center for the study of local history. Rick remembers being in the house when he was about 10.

Historians Tour Pioneer Home

By Anelia K. Dimitrova; April 18, 2009.

The Ira Sturdevant house in Waverly tells a personal family story about the settlement of a family in Bremer County two years before Waverly was incorporated. For historian Rick Sturdevant, and his wife, Katherine, this is a personal journey.

Historians Rediscover Roots

By Anelia K. Dimitrova; April 13, 2009.

Revisiting the house of his great great great grandfather, historian Rick Sturdevant and his wife, Katherine, reflect on life and family history of Rick’s Waverly ancestors. They hope to restore the home to its original condition.

Historians Track Waverly Ancestors

By Anelia K. Dimitrova; April 12, 2009.

Rick and Katherine Sturdevant came back to Waverly, Iowa, to bid on a historic house built by Rick’s great-great-great-grandfather, Ira.

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