I am not related to these people, but I have a booklet on some pioneer Iowa families which lists a little information which might be pertinent.
"John Clark Lyman married Elizabeth Haymaker in 1861. She was the daughter of John Haymaker, a Pennsylvania German, who owned and operated the first flour mill in Marion County (Iowa), two miles down the Cedar from the Lyman homestead."
"When the first Union Pacific train left Council Bluffs for San Francisco Elizabeth's parents were among the passengers, for they were moving to California. During Elizabeth's last illness with tuberculosis a great homesickness for her parents impelled John to take his wife to see them on the west coast. Their hope was that the climate might improve her health. She died soon after their return home."
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