IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.


What's New?
A Journal
of Site Updates & Important Announcements

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 August 28, 2015


Thank-you Notes

*I'm impressed. Have found some very interesting records. I'll be back .... John in New Mexico (June 2015)
*Thank-you so much for all of the information I've found on your website .... Sara J. (June 2015)
*You have done a WONDERFUL job of keeping the site going and adding new things.... Audrey (Feb 2015)



August 2015

CEMETERY RECORDS (burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (IGPP)
*New! Walton cemetery page - from Ron Harris, S. Ferrall & D. Matthew
*Darren Matthew, deputy assessor, is contributing updated descriptive & location data for the Clayton co. cemeteries. The cemeteries updated so far are Hillcrest, Sacred Heart (Schoolhouse - Volga), Cords, Mederville, County Corners, Baylis, Union & Walton (on-going project)
*Frederick & Grape family gravestone photos in Strawberry Point cemetery were shared by Jim Steele, SR (8/13/15)

CHURCH RECORDS
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New! History of Sacred Heart Catholic church, Littleport. Photos & lots of surnames mentioned. - from Kathy Foy (8/12/15)


MARRIAGE RECORDS
*Added to compiled Marriage records, 1863: Keys-Brown; 1864: McKinnis-Sousley, Partch-Green & Shaw-Smith; 1865: Wandell-Brown & Dowding-McMullen - from Audrey Haught (8/17/15)
*Added to compiled Marriage records, all in 1863: Bailey-Ash----; Cummings-Lyons; Drake-White; Eno-Pierce; Heath-Grannis; Lyons-Houston; Madden-Thompson & Plumb-Hatfield - from Audrey Haught (8/7/15)
*Added to compiled Marriage records, 1855: Barcley-Teeter, Bedker-Weirham, Bemis-Miller, Crane-Eller, Edson-Forer, Hazelton-Fay, Kress-Durbeck, Kruger-Winch, Lewi-Kritter, Mentzel-Zahndt, Miller-York, Peck-Stafford, Penaston-Eno, Peters-Smith, Pupka-Rudell, Schmolfeld-Blum, Shaw-Bishop, Steere-King, Thoma-Poesh, Winters-McGonegle, Wood-Stevens - from Audrey Haught (8/1/15)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*WWII veteran John J. Amling has been added to the WWII Honor Roll - from Charles M. O'Brien (8/23/15)
*New database! Civil War Draft Registration, 1863. Contains the names of over 3,300 men - from Constance Diamond (8/19/15)
*Added the bios of E.W. Braman, A.H. Knight & M.E. Knight to the 21st Iowa Infantry Civil War soldiers files - contributed by Carl Ingwaldson (8/17/15)
*The Civil War Honor Roll pages have been updated - from S. Ferrall (8/17/15)

OBITUARY BOARD - We now have 7,300 obits! 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.
*Another obit for Archibald McKinley was added to one previously posted - from Audrey Haught (8/7/15)
*A complete obituary and photo for George Borrett was added to the previously posted death notice - from S. Ferrall (8/1/15)
*Thank-you to the August obit contributors - Ken Johnson, Reid R. Johnson, S. Ferrall & Audrey Haught

OBITUARY INDEX - last updated 08/26/15

ODDS & ENDS
*New! Moonshine & Bootleggers, a compilation of news articles - from S. Ferrall (8/6/2015)
*1930 news article relating the history of the Communia Colony as told by Mrs. Frank Liers - from S. Ferrall (8/2/2015)

QUERY BOARD - researchers helping researchers!
*A researcher is looking for photos or information about
Hand's Cafe in Elkader. If you can help, please reply to her query. (8/4/15)

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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.



July 2015

CEMETERY RECORDS (Cemetery burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (GPP)
*The Clayton cemetery burial list has had a major update, adding dozens of names and information - from S. Ferrall (07/28/15)
*The St. John's Lutheran cemetery burial list has had a major update, adding dozens of names and information - from S. Ferrall (07/15/15)
*A photo survey of St. John's Lutheran cemetery has been completed, with over 300 gravestone photos added to the GPP - from Reid R. Johnson (07/07-07/15/15)

MARRIAGE RECORDS - includes some anniversary & divorce records
*Added to compiled Marriage records for 1855: Beemer-Freeman, Blake-Simms, Cole-Griffith, Dart-Erens, Farkas-Stahhammer, Fritzson-Rost, Grannis-Boardman, Hamilton-Ballou, Kossuth-Geisler, Obrien-Litsle, Parks-Simms, Peck-Sanford, Rodemier-Brandt, Schroeder-Meter, Seder-Woolrich, Tremain-Blake, Varley-Perkins, Wahls-Jacobs, Werges-Bruns - from Audrey Haught (7/27/15)
*Added to compiled Marriage records: Kuehl-Wendt, 1938 - from Reid R. Johnson (7/27/15)
*Added to compiled Marriage records for 1855: Branch-Crust, Brown-Shober, Candle-Lamphear, Depew-Linton, Gilchrist-McAndrews, Gray-Olds, Guirnzuis-Meder, Hagensick-Schumacher, Hartman-Zeigler, Hobbs-Shaffer, Holtmeir-Wohlgenant, Liegler-Sachs, Lowrock-Carr, Peters-Woodward, Renshaw-Angier, Shaber-Scott, Smith-Townsand, Tangemann-Schelder, Willson-Scudder, Zigler-Schmidt - from Audrey Haught (7/7/15)
*Added to compiled Marriage records: Ruff-Cunningham, 1885 - from S.Ferrall (7/7/15)

OBITUARY BOARD - Over 7,200 obits! 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.
*Thank-you to the July obit contributors - Audrey Haught, S. Ferrall, Cheryl Locher Moonen, Errin Wilker, Reid R. Johnson & Sandy Shores

OBITUARY INDEX - last updated 07/29/15

PHOTO ALBUMS
*New photos have been added to each of these albums: Elkader Photos, Elkport Photos, Guttenberg Photos, McGregor Photos and North McGregor Photos - from Errin Wilker (7/25/15)
*Updated! Immigration information has been added to the Fenchel family album - from Bob Fenchel (7/14/15)
*New! More family album - from Reid R. Johnson (7/1/15)

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.



June 2015

CEMETERY RECORDS (Cemetery burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (GPP)
*The Norway cemetery burial list has had a major update, adding hundreds of names & other information - from S. Ferrall (06/21/15)
*A photo survey of Norway cemetery has been completed, with 850 gravestone photos added to the GPP - from Reid R. Johnson (06/01-06/21/15)
*The Hansel cemetery burial list has been completely updated, and lots of great photos of the cemetery have been added - from Lyle Morley (6/3/15)

CHURCH RECORDS
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The
St. Sebald church page has been updated with a family portrait of the lay founder of the church, Karl Gottlob Amman - from Robert Fenchel (6/22/15)

MARRIAGE RECORDS - includes some anniversary & divorce records
*Added to compiled Marriage records: Coates-Waller, Bracker-Hofer, Geil-Varley, Romig-Nading, Quigley-Metcalf, Tomlinson-Ames & McKeller-Clarke, all in 1862 - from Audrey Haught (6/24/15)
*Added to compiled Anniversary records:
Mr. & Mrs. Fred L. Williams, 50th Anniv., 1933 - from LA (6/3/15)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*New! Engineer Regiment of the West, historical info., soldier roster & biographies - from Carl Ingwalson & S. Ferrall (6/4/15)
*Several names were added to the Civil War Honor Roll - S. Ferrall (6/4/15)

OBITUARY BOARD - Over 7,150 obits! 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.
*Thank-you to the June obit contributors - Connie Ellis, Cheryl Locher Moonen, Audrey Haught, S. Ferrall & LA
*Added a photo of the deceased to the previously posted obit of Meder Peterson - from Reid R. Johnson (6/13/15)

OBITUARY INDEX - last updated 06/24/15

PHOTO ALBUMS
*New! Lambie family album - from Reid R. Johnson (6/22/15)



May 2015

CEMETERY RECORDS (Cemetery burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (GPP)
*The Hansel cemetery burial list has been updated & photos of the new gravestones shared on the GPP - from Lyle Morley (5/29/15)
*Photo survey of the St. John's / Dittmer cemetery is complete - from Reid R. Johnson (05/19/15)
*St. John's / Dittmer cemetery burial list was updated from gravestone inscriptions, obits, newspaper articles - from S. Ferrall (05/19/15)
*Photo survey complete! Over 600 gravestone photos from the St. Mary's/Nieland cemetery were shared by Reid R. Johnson (05/11/15)
*Major update: St. Mary's / Nieland burial list. The original WPA records for this cemetery were updated from gravestone inscriptons, obituaries, biographies and misc. newspaper articles - from S. Ferrall (05/11/15)

MARRIAGE RECORDS - includes some anniversary & divorce records
*Added to
Compiled Marriages - 1859: Chase-Sherman, Scott-Hills/Hillis; 1860: Walker-Waters, Lang-Shaw, Davidson-Haislet, Hodges-Carr, Little-Partch, Kees-Patterson; 1861: Bates-Drips, Bidwell-Bishop, Brooks-Hasham, Chesley-Philips, Collins-Cummings, Gifford-Quigley, Hulburt-Carpenter, King-Partch, Linton-McCraney, Mills-Matthews, O'Nell-Holvers, Place-Durkee, Rathburn-Barnum, Read-Zimmerman, Rice-Stephison, Thurber-Truman, Thorkilson-Tolafston, Twitchell-Williams, Wright-Preston - from Audrey Haught (5/19/15 & 5/30/15)

OBITUARY BOARD - Over 7,100 obits! 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.
*Thank-you to the May obit contributors - Audrey Haught, Constance Diamond, Kerra Kruse & Michael Laufman

OBITUARY INDEX - last updated 05/19/15



April 2015

CEMETERY RECORDS (Cemetery burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (GPP)
*Photo survey complete! Over 1,380 gravestone photos from the Garnavillo City cemetery were shared by Reid R. Johnson (03/17 - 04/15)
*Cemetery burial lists will be updated by the coordinator throughout April.

MARRIAGE RECORDS - includes some anniversary & divorce records
*Added to
Compiled Marriages - Wyatt - Egbert wedding, 1891 - from LA (04/25/15)
*Added to
Compiled Marriages - from 1853: Bartle-Lane; Davis-McLellan; Fairbanks-Wayman; Hanack-Sass; Main-Partch; Minney-Bolding; Schroeder-Willenbrech; Tangaman-Watsel; and Wimmer-Bether; and from 1856: Love-Thompson, Bosser-Pixler, Sterford-Neeling, Wood-Mansfield, Angier-Lewis, Kreiger-Baker, Alery-York, Carpenter-Knapp, Platt-Goodell, Schueller-Bascon, Thomas-Wright, Webber-McCleland, Brown-Hewit, Flannegan-Brown, Hutchinson-Goddard, King-Miller, Webber-Killam, Perry-Shaw, Hammond-Hawkins, Snell-Richardson, Smith-Wilkins & Minger-Bear - from Audrey Haught (04/20/15 & 04/24/15)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*The Civil War Honor Roll files were updated - S. Ferrall (4/1 - 4/9)

OBITUARY BOARD - Clayton county has 7,000+ obits! Do you have one to share with us? 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.
*Thank-you to the April obit contributors - Audrey Haught, Cheryl Locher Moonen, S. Ferrall & LA

OBITUARY INDEX - last updated 04/24/15

ODDS & ENDS
*Completed database! County Board of Supervisors, claims made & paid May 1861 (many new names were added) - from S. Ferrall (04/01/15)



March 2015

BIOGRAPHY - Miscellaneous (surnames A-J * K-Z)
*New! Biographies of Matthew Conway (+photo) & John H. Mohr were added to the misc. bios - contributed by S. Ferrall (3/27/15)

CEMETERY RECORDS (Cemetery burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (GPP)
*Over 900 gravestone photos from the Garnavillo City cemetery were shared by Reid R. Johnson (03/20/15-03/29/15)
*Cemetery burial lists are being updated by the coordinator throughout the month.

DEATH RECORDS
*All new database! The obituaries on the board have been alphabetically indexed & linked to individual obits - coordinator (3/1/15)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*A brief newspaper article about Owen Nading was added to the Service News section - contributed by Cheryl Locher Moonen (3/27/15)
*The Spanish-American War Honor Roll was updated - S. Ferrall (3/20/15)
*Added the bios of J. Crop, H. Libby & J. Maloney to the 21st Iowa Infantry Civil War soldiers files - contributed by Carl Ingwaldson (3/1/15)
*New! 1895 Soldiers' Reunion attendees - contributed by S. Ferrall (3/1/15)
*The Civil War Honor Roll files were updated - S. Ferrall (3/1/15, 3/20/15 & 3/26/15)

OBITUARY BOARD - 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.
*Thank-you to the March obit contributors - John Lighty, Cheryl Locher Moonen, Audrey Haught, S. Ferrall & Reid Johnson

OBITUARY INDEX
*All new database! The obituaries on the board have been alphabetically indexed & linked to individual obits - coordinator (3/1/15)



January & February 2015

BIOGRAPHY - Miscellaneous (surnames A-J * K-Z)
*New! Biography of Sarah L. Henderson, Civil War nurse - from S. Ferrall (2/14/15)

CEMETERY RECORDS (Cemetery burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (GPP)
*The records for several cemeteries were updated by the coordinator (02/11/15)

DEATH RECORDS
*2 New databases! Clayton co. Death Records, individuals who died in Clayton co. & are buried in Allamakee co. cemeteries (
1880-1920 & 1941-1989) and misc. Clayton co. Death Records 1881-1989 - from Richard O'Brien (01/18/15)

DOCUMENTS (document board) (index to the documents)
*Misc. probate & administration notices, 1855 - from S. Ferrall (02/24/15)

MARRIAGE RECORDS - includes some anniversary & divorce records
*Added to compiled marriages: Knoebel-Oliver, 1887 - from Lisa Woiwood (02/24/15)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*The Civil War Honor Roll was updated - S. Ferrall (2/14/15)
*The Spanish-American war Honor Roll was updated - S. Ferrall (2/14/15)
*The WWII Honor roll was updated - S. Ferrall (2/11/15)
*Added many names to the WWI Honor roll - from S. Ferrall (01/21/15)
*Added the bio of Mason Bettys & his brother Phillip Bettys to the 21st Iowa Infantry Civil War soldiers files - contributed by Carl Ingwaldson (01/15/15)

OBITUARIES
*Obits posted in January & February were contributed by: Judy Moyna, Roger Lembke, Audrey Haught, Reid R. Johnson, Connie Ellis, volunteer Mary & S. Ferrall

ODDS & ENDS
*New! County Board of Supervisors, Proceedings, September 1899 (lots of names) - from S. Ferrall (01/15/15)

PHOTO ALBUMS
*New photo added to the Knoebel-Harrington Family Album - from Lisa Woiwood (02/24/15)


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Archived Thank-you Notes
Archived 'What's New' items 2014
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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