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History of Clayton County, Iowa
1882

Table of Contents

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HISTORY OF IOWA

Former Occupants 17   Geography 63
Pre-historic Races 17   Geology 76
The Indians 20   Climate 89
Manners and Customs 23   Settlement by the Whites 90
Explorations by the Whites 25   Indians of Iowa 95
First Explorers 25   Pioneer Life 130
Subsequent Settlement 27   Territorial History 142
Louisiana Territory 31   State Organization 150
Missouri Territory 46   Iowa and the Rebellion 169
Arkansas Territory 47   State Institutions 209
Iowa Territory 48   Educational 221
Minnesota Territory 49   Miscellaneous 229
Kansas Territory 49   Eminent Men of Iowa 229
Nebraska Territory 50   Financial 236
Northwestern Territory 50   Census of Iowa 237
Expeditions against the Indians 54   Census of the United States 238
Black Hawk War 57   State Officers 240
The State of Iowa 63   View of the Des Moines River 246
         


HISTORY OF CLAYTON COUNTY

CHAPTER I --- pgs 249-263

In the Beginning - Original Inhabitants

CHAPTER II --- pgs 264-280

Legislative Proceedings - County Court - Board of Supervisors

CHAPTER III --- pgs 281-291

Geology - Pre-historic Races

CHAPTER IV --- pgs 292-302

Pioneer Life - Early Manners & Customs - Weddings - Shakes - Wolf Hunting - Religion

CHAPTER V --- pgs 303-317

District Court - Probate Court - County Court - Circuit Court

CHAPTER VI --- pgs 318-355

The Bar of Clayton County - Early Bar - The Present Bar

CHAPTER VII --- pgs 356-375

Educational

CHAPTER VIII --- pgs 376-398

The Press - Clayton County Herald - Clayton County Journal - The North Iowa Times - Colonel A.P. Richardson - The McGregor News - The Mississippi Valley Register - Die Nord Iowa Herald - The Elkader Register

CHAPTER IX --- pgs 399-410

County Seat - Public Buildings - County Seat Contests - Courthouse - County Jail - County Poor-farm - The Insane Asylum - State Asylum

CHAPTER X --- pgs 411-443

Political - A Gourd of Hard Cider - Somg of Timmecanoe - Official Vote

CHAPTER XI -- pgs 444-464

National, State & County Representation: Congressional - Governor - Constitutional Convention - State Agricultural College - Clerk of the District Court - Sheriffs - Recorders - Treasurers - Surveyors - County Superintendents - Coroners - Clerks of the County Commissioners Courts - Clerks of the Board of Supervisors - County Auditor - School fund Commissioner

 

CHAPTER XII --- pgs 465-505

The War for the Union - In the Field - Third Infantry - Ninth Infantry - Twelfth Infantry - Twenty-first Infantry - Twenty-seventh Infantry - First Cavalry - Sixth Cavalry - Seventh Cavalry - Eighth Cavalry - Other Regiments - Roll of Honor

CHAPTER XIII --- pgs 506-520

Reminiscences - "There were Giants in these Days" - Navigation of the Turkey - A Triangular Duel - The Posts - Reminiscences of S.T. Woodward

CHAPTER XIV --- pgs 521-531

Rivers and Creeks

CHAPTER XV --- pgs 532-557

Pioneer Settlers' Association

CHAPTER XVI --- pgs 558-569

Dark Deeds: Hagerty Murder - Killing of Lewis Hartge -Murder of Patrick Riley - Gould Murder -
Murder of J.G. Walton - Drowning a Man -
Murder of Alonzo Sherman - Killing of Conrad Schulte - Killing of John Winett - Murder of Brad Prichett - Murder in Mallory twp. - Killing of Neeman Ingalls - Killing of Michael Kinney - Murder in Cox Creek - A Fatal Collision - Killing of Barnard Bangard - Poor House Murder - Rechfus Murder Case

CHAPTER XVII --- pgs 570-603

Illustrious and Prominent Dead - Hon. P.G. Bailey - Elisha Boardman - Horace D. Bronson - Maj. E.V. Carter - Hon. Timothy Davis - Hon. M.L. Fisher - John W. Gillett - Willard Knight - Dr. John Linton - Dr. Samuel Little - Alexander McGregor - Hon. E. Odell - Eliphalet Price - Robert R. Read - Louis Reuther - John Schroeder - Rev. Samuel P. Sloan - Allen E. Wemzer - Dr. Amos Warner

CHAPTER XVIII --- pgs 604-617

Agriculture & Agricultural Societies

CHAPTER XIX --- pgs 618-633

Miscellaneous - Jail Escapes - A Wild Tornado - Storm - Death in the Flames - Postoffices - Clayton County Medical Society - Railroads - Marriages - Literature - To Return - Home - Census Reports - A Retrospect - Clayton County in 1882

     


TOWNSHIP HISTORIES AND BIOGRAPHIES

CHAPTER XX     CHAPTER XXXI  

Boardman Township

634  

Jefferson Township

851
CHAPTER XXI     CHAPTER XXXII  

Buena Vista Township

678  

Lodomillo Township

875
CHAPTER XXII     CHAPTER XXXIII  

Cass Township

683  

Mallory Township

909
CHAPTER XXIII     CHAPTER XXXIV  

Clayton Township

709  

Marion Township

927
CHAPTER XXIV     CHAPTER XXXV  

Cox Creek Township

729  

Mendon Township

937
CHAPTER XXV     CHAPTER XXXVI  

Elk Township

757  

Millville Township

1009
CHAPTER XXVI     CHAPTER XXXVII  

Farmersburg Township

767  

Monona Township

1022
CHAPTER XXVII     CHAPTER XXXVIII  

Garnavillo Township

786  

Read Township

1069
CHAPTER XXVIII     CHAPTER XXXIX  

Giard Township

812  

Sperry Township

1081
CHAPTER XXIX     CHAPTER XL  

Grand Meadow Township

825  

Volga Township

1109
CHAPTER XXX     CHAPTER XLI  

Highland Township

838  

Wagner Township

1129


~Table of Contents formatted for Clayton co. IAGenWeb by Sharyl Ferrall, May 2006

~Full source citation:

History of Clayton County, Iowa; Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Townships, Education, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History; Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens;
Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co., 1882. Reproduced by the sponsorship of the Monona Historical Society, Monona, Iowa, reproduction Evansville, Indiana: Unigraphics, Inc., 1975

 

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