IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.


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Everything found on the Clayton co. IAGenWeb website has been transcribed by and/or contributed by volunteers! If you've found something that 'made your day' or just want to say "thank-you", drop an email to the contributor, or to the county coordinator & your message will be added to this page.

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This page was updated on October 15, 2014


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Kudo's go out to all of our volunteer contributors

  • I will be making a trip to Strawberry Point vicinity in a couple weeks, my first in over 25 years. I was able to flesh out my list of things to check by using your wonderful website. It will help me have a more organized and productive research vacation. Thank-you! .... Arlys G., Madison, Wisconsin
  • We send our thanks from southern Texas. Your website was so helpful when we made preparations for our first visit to Iowa and Clayton county in June. No doubt we would not have had time to get everything accomplished that we did without it. Thanks again. .... Al and Cindi, Texas
  • I was so happy to get the obituary for Charles Klingeman.  I did not know that he was my Grandfather until I saw your website.  It is  a help for
    me with my genealogy. Thank you again ..... Marilyn G., Oklahoma
  • What a great website! ... Sally P., Chicago
  • I just wanted to let you all know that I'm impressed with this website. Thank-you. .... John F. Traifor, San Antonio
  • Thanks for all that you and the other volunteers do.... from Barbara
  • Thanks for all you do! ... Molly, Minnesota



September & October 2014

CEMETERY RECORDS (Cemetery burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (GPP)
*Cemeteries that have been updated in September & October: Asbury, Council Hill, Clayton Center, East Side, Farmersburg-Wagner, Hill Crest, Kahn, Monona City, Mount Harmony, Mt. Olivet, Norway, Patterson, Pleasant Grove, St. Mary (McGregor), Strawberry Point, St. Paul (Monona), St. Patrick (Monona) & St. John (Luana) - (coordinator)

DEATH RECORDS
*Death records from Crawford co., Wisconsin, 1887-1972, individuals buried in Clayton co. cemeteries - from Richard O'Brien (10/15)
*Death records from Dubuque co. Iowa, 1883-1987, individuals buried in Clayton co. cemeteries - from Richard O'Brien (10/15)
*Death records from Fayette co. Iowa, 1892-1989, individuals buried in Clayton co. cemeteries - from Richard O'Brien (10/15)
*Death records from Winneshiek co. Iowa, 1880-1989, individuals buried in Clayton co. cemeteries - from Richard O'Brien (10/15)

DOCUMENTS (document board) (index to the documents)
*McLane Murder-Suicide, 1932 news articles - from S. Ferrall

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*Indian & Mexican War veteran page, added several names and many obituaries & other info. - from S. Ferrall (10/15)
*Added 4 biographies and service info. to the 21st Iowa Infantry Civil War soldiers files - contributed by Carl Ingwaldson (10/10)
*Added James A. McClelland to the War of 1812 records - from S. Ferrall (09/14)
*Added 8 biographies and service info. to the 21st Iowa Infantry Civil War soldiers files - contributed by Carl Ingwaldson (09/07)
*Civil War Honor Roll was updated with additional names & information - (coordinator, throughout September)

OBITUARIES - Do you have an obituary to share? Want to add a photo or do you have corrections to a posted obit? E-mail the photo or corrections to the Clayton co. coordinator to be added to the obituary. Obits posted in September & October were contributed by Katy Dee, Audrey Haught, Constance Diamond, Mary Durr, Reid R. Johnson, Connie Ellis & S. Ferrall

OFF-SITE DATA that will be of interest to Clayton co. researchers (all links open in a new browser window)
*Be sure to check the
Allamakee co. Obit board, the Delaware co. Obit board, the Dubuque co. Obit board and Fayette co. Obit board Many families in these neighboring counties had connections to Clayton county.



August 2014

CEMETERY RECORDS (Cemetery burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (GPP)
*Cemeteries that have been updated in August: Clayton Center, East Side, Giard, Marion Lutheran, Monona City, Pleasant Grove & Strawberry Point cemeteries - (coordinator)

CHURCH RECORDS
*New! The transcription of "Historical Sketches of Iowa Baptists, 1886" is continued with Chapter V - from Constance Diamond (08/09)

DOCUMENTS (document board) (index to the documents)
*A new article about Andrew Thompson, the 1868 Hagerty family murderer, was added to compiled news articles about the murder - from Constance Diamond (08/24)
*News articles: James Jacobsen shooting death, 1935 - from Reid R. Johnson (08/03)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*Major update! Added many soldiers to the Spanish-American war page - from Karon King (08/14)
*Added Lyman Amsden to the War of 1812 records - from S. Ferrall (08/11)
*Major update! Added an additional 50 soldiers of the 21st Iowa Infantry, to the Ingwaldson research files. There are now 4 files available. Two contain mostly service/pension info. Some are linked to .pdf files with even more info. The other two are soldier biographies written in a narrative form by Carl. - contributed by Carl Ingwaldson (08/07)
*Civil War Honor Roll was updated with additional names & information - (coordinator, throughout August)

OBITUARIES - Obits posted in August were contributed by Reid R. Johnson, Constance Diamond, Joy Moore, 'zinnia', William J. Lohman & S. Ferrall

SCHOOL RECORDS
*Elkader High School fire, 1936, brief news article- from Reid R. Johnson (08/03)



July 2014

BIOGRAPHIES - misc. (surnames A-J * K-Z)
*Kappen Furniture Store, Guttenberg (+photo), store history & bios of the Kappens - from Reid R. Johnson (07/06)

CEMETERY RECORDS (Cemetery burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (GPP)
*Over 1,100 gravestone photos from Bethel, Strawberry Point, St. Paul's Lutheran (Monona) and St. Joseph's (Garnavillo) were shared on the GPP by Gemini, Reid R. Johnson & Jim Steele SR (throughout July)
*Cemeteries that have been updated in July: East Side, Friedlein, Mt. Olivet, National, Norway, Pleasant Grove, St. Mary's (McGregor), St. Patrick, St. Paul's, Strawberry Point & Union cemeteries - (coordinator)

DOCUMENTS (document board) (index to the documents)
*News articles: The Great Flood of 1896, at least 18 lives lost -from Reid R. Johnson (07/06)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*Added Alonzo Cole & John Grutchek (aka John Kruchek) info. to the 21st Iowa Infantry, Ingwaldson research files - from Carl Ingwaldson (07/09)
*Civil War Honor Roll was updated with additional names & information added - (coordinator, throughout July)
*WWII Honor Roll was updated with additional names, information & photos - (coordinator, throughout July)

OBITUARIES - Obits posted in July were contributed by Reid R. Johnson & Sharyl Ferrall

ODDS & ENDS
*Pioneers and Old Settlers of Monona Township, 1872 - from S. Ferrall (07/27)

REFERENCES & RESOURCES
*Added a link to the Elkader Public Library online newspaper archives - from Jim Steele SR (07/27)



June 2014

BIOGRAPHIES - misc. (surnames A-J * K-Z)
*Biographies & photos of Hon. Eliphalet Price & Ed. P. Eberhard - from Reid R. Johnson (06/14)

BIOGRAPHIES from the 1916 History of Clayton co.
*Added a photo to the bio. of Ernest Enderes taken when he was older (photo is not from the book) - from Reid R. Johnson (06/14)

BIOGRAPHIES from the "Who's Who in Iowa, 1940"
*Added a photo to the bio. of Harrison D. Brown& his wife (photo is not from the book) - from Reid R. Johnson (06/14)

CEMETERY RECORDS (Cemetery burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (GPP)
*400+ gravestone photos from the Garnavillo St. Joseph's Catholic cemetery were shared on the GPP - from Reid R. Johnson (06/10-06/16)
*80+ gravestone photos from the Old Garnavillo cemetery were shared on the GPP - from Reid R. Johnson (06/05-06/08)
*30+ gravestone photos from St. Mary's, McGregor, were shared on the GPP - from S. Ferrall (06/05)
*Cemeteries that have been updated in June: Bethel, East Side, Garnavillo (old), Goshen, Guttenberg City, Hill Crest, Luana city, Mt. Olivet, Pleasant Grove, Monona City, St. Mary's (McGregor), St. Paul, St. Sebald, Strawberry Point & Union cemeteries - (coordinator)

DOCUMENTS (document board) (index to the documents)
*Murder of John Winot & the Teets Tavern, compiled news articles - from Reid R. Johnson (06/14)

MARRIAGE RECORDS - includes some anniversary & divorce records
*Anniversaries: 50th Anniv. Mr. & Mrs. A. Dillon, 1944 (+photo) - from S. Ferrall (06/13)
*Compiled marriages: 1882 Phelps-Carrier - from Joy Moore (06/08)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*WWII Honor Roll was updated, many names, information & photos were added - (coordinator, throughout June)
*Added Dan Donahue, Abel Griffin, John Kain, Wm Reed & James Withrow info. to the 21st Iowa Infantry, Ingwaldson research files - from Carl Ingwaldson (06/03)
*New! Soldiers of the Black Hawk Wars, Mexican War & Indian Wars ....who lived, died or are buried in Clayton county; includes a bit of historical background on some of the wars - compiled by S. Ferrall

OBITUARIES - Obits posted in June were contributed by Roger Lembke, Reid R. Johnson & Sharyl Ferrall



April & May 2014

BIOGRAPHIES - misc. (surnames A-J * K-Z)
*Biographies of J.C. Flenniken, William F. Kleinpell & A.O. Kingsley (all include photos) were contributed by Reid R. Johnson (05/20 & 5/23)

BIOGRAPHIES from the 1916 History of Clayton co.
*Added the bios of E.G. Kaiser, W.E. Kaiser, H. Kamm, F.W. Kann (+photos), V. Katschkowsky & W.F. Kleinpell -OCR scanned by S. Ferrall (05/20)

CEMETERY RECORDS (Cemetery burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (GPP)
*Gravestone photos from Ceres cemetery have been contributed by Reid R. Johnson (05/15)
*Gravestone photos from Brown cemetery (Hammond & Gore) were contributed by Jim Steele, SR (04/02)
*Cemeteries that have been updated in April & May: Bethel, Ceres, Council Hill, East Side - Elkader, Farmersburg-Wagner, Garnavillo (old), Luana, Monona City, Mt. Olivet, Pleasant Grove, School House Yard/Sacred Heart Volga, St. John, St. Paul (Monona), St. Patrick, Strawberry Point & St. Sebald - (coordinator)

DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS
*Added a brief bio & photo of H.M. Eaton D.D.S. to the Physician & Dentist directory - from Reid R. Johnson (05/30)
*Strawberry Point newspaper history 1869-1936 was added to the Newspaper Directory - from Reid R. Johnson (05/15)
*All new database! 1905 Clayton county Gazetteer & Postoffice Directory - 6,900 names! - from S. Ferrall (04/07)

DOCUMENTS (document board) (index to the documents)
*Monona fire, 1954 news article - from Reid R. Johnson (04/08)
*Clayton co. jail, brief history & c1870 photo - from Reid R. Johnson (04/08)
*Added another news article that detailed the funerals to the 1939 McGregor Fire - from S. Ferrall (04/08)
*McGregor Fire Kills 7, 1936 (+photo) and McGregor Fire Kills 8, 1939 (+photo) - from Reid R. Johnson (04/02 & 04/03)

MARRIAGE RECORDS - includes some anniversary & divorce records
*65th Wedding Anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Harberg, 1936 (+photo) - from Reid R. Johnson (05/20)
*Added a wedding photo to the previously posted Falb-Walters marriage announcement (1894) - from AnnMarie Rock (05/15)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*Extensive updates & additional information were added to the 21st Iowa Infantry, Ingwaldson research files - from Carl Ingwaldson (05/25)

OBITUARIES - Obits posted in April & May have been contributed by Barbara Gehlsen Nugent, Sharyl Ferrall, Reid Johnson & Mary Durr - some have photos!
*A photo of Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Kregel was added to his previously posted obituary - from Reid R. Johnson (05/20)
*A photo of the gravestone of Alfred C. Van Sickle has been added to his previously posted obituary - from Ann Gerard (04/11)

PHOTO ALBUMS
*All new! Junk family album- from Jean Schaaf (05/22)

SURNAME REGISTRY
*Iris Mendell Miller has updated her email address for the following surnames that she is researching: Baker, Bear, Fay, Feay, Frey, Fry, Frye, Pixler & Wilson. (05/20)



March 2014

CEMETERY RECORDS
*Cemeteries that have been updated in March: Kann/St. Michaels, Elk Valley, Immaculate Conception, Clayton Center/Zion, Apostolic/Dunkard, National, East Side, Monona City, St. Patrick - Monona, Pleasant Grove, Strawberry Point, St. John's (Luana), Sacred Heart - Cox Creek & Sacred Heart - Littleport (coordinator)

DOCUMENTS (document board) (index to the documents)
*Newspaper article: Fisherman Shot, 1898 - from Ken Wright (03/26)
*Crime Files: The Murder of Patrick McNamara, 1876; The Murder of James S. Wait, 1919; The Murder of Albert Rapp, 1921 and The Murder of Cecil Kersten, 1921 - compiled by Reid R. Johnson & Jason McDonald (03/11 & 03/26)
*Johann Augustus Hempeler, 1859 naturalization, transcription & scan of the document - contributed by Audrey Haught (03/11)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*Civil War, World War I and World War II databases have all been updated (coordinator)

OBITUARIES - Obits posted in March have been contributed by Audrey Haught, William Lohman, Sharyl Ferrall, Reid Johnson & Richard O'Brien

PHOTO ALBUMS
*A photo of Joseph & Mary Jane (Ehrhardt) Kuehl & their 10 children was added to the Kuehl Family Album - contributed by Curtis Stoops (03/14)



February 2014

CEMETERY RECORDS
*Cemeteries that have been updated in February: Ceres, Council Hill, East Side, Farmersburg-Wagner, First Lutheran, Hillcrest, Luana, Marion Lutheran, Monona City, Norway, Pleasant Grove, School House Yard, Strawberry Point, St. John's (Luana), St. Joseph (Elkader), St. Joseph (Garnavillo), St. Patrick, St. Paul (Monona) & Union (coordinator, throughout Feb)

IOWA GRAVESTONE PHOTO PROJECT (GPP) - off-site IAGenWeb special project
*Gravestone photos were contributed for Mt. Olivet by anonymous (02/28)
*Many gravestone photos from East Side, Luana, Mt. Olivet, St. Joseph (Elkader & Garnavillo), Farmersburg-Wagner, Clayton Center, Marion Lutheran, Monona City, Pleasant Grove, and Garnavillo City, St. Johns (Luana), St. Patrick (Monona), Hillcrest, Sacred Heart (Volga), Ceres & Strawberry Point cemeteries were shared by a contributor who wishes to be anonymous. (throughout Feb)

MARRIAGE RECORDS
*Added to compiled anniversary & engagements: Burckhart-Ottaway engagement, 1948; Whitford 51st Anniv., 1939 (from Errin Wilker 2/4 & S. Ferrall 2/21)
*Added to compiled marriages: Baumgartner-Meyer, 1896; Blockhouser-Anderson, 1903; Connell-Brietsprecher, 1939 and Yearous-Klingman, 1895 (from Reid Johnson through-out Feb. & S.Ferrall 2/21)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*Added 2 additional documents to the World War II records of Earl & Elsie (Lawrence) Harrington (from Lisa Woiwood 2/18)

OBITUARIES Obits posted in February have been contributed by Connie Ellis, Mary Cameron, Sharyl Ferrall & Reid Johnson

PHOTO ALBUMS
*The Knoebel & Harrington family album has been updated with more pictures (from Lisa Woiwood 2/18)



January 2014

1882 HISTORY OF CLAYTON COUNTY
*The section on the medical society, railroads & marriages from Chapter XIX have been transcribed - from S. Ferrall (1/19)

CEMETERY RECORDS
*The following cemeteries were updated in January: Bethel, Eastside (Elkader), Goshen, Highland, Hilcrest, Ilyria, Immaculate Conception, Marion, Monona City, Patterson, Pleasant Grove, Strawberry Point & St. Sebald (coordinator, throughout Jan)

DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS
*All new database! Pioneer certificates issued by the Iowa Genealogy Society for Clayton co. pioneers - from Connie Ellis (1/24)

DOCUMENTS (board) (index)
*John Patterson last will & testament, 1861 and other info. - from S. Ferrall (1/19)

MARRIAGE RECORDS
*Added to compiled anniversaries: Lorenz, 50th, 1943 - from S. Ferrall (1/24)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*Updated the World War II Honor Roll: added Ludovissy, Moyle & Pugh (coordinator, thru-out Jan)

OBITUARIES - Obits posted in January were contributed by: Barbara Gehlsen Nugent, S. Ferrall, Roger Lembke, Reid R. Johnson & Joy Moore

PHOTO ALBUMS
*The Knoebel & Harrington family album has been updated with more pictures - from Lisa Woiwood (1/30)

SURNAME REGISTRY
*Alan has registered his surname interest Peikert, from the McGregor vicinity (1/30)

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Archived Thank-you Notes
Archived 'What's New' items 2013
Archived 'What's New' items 2012
Archived 'What's New' items 2011
Archived 'What's New' items 2010
Archived 'What's New' items 2009
Archived 'What's New' items 2003-Dec 2008
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