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 April 11, 2014

Alert! I will be away from my computer from mid-April to mid-May. If you need to report a critical issue (not queries) regarding this website, contact the IAGenWeb State Coordinator. Otherwise, I will respond to email and data submissions after my return home. There will be no site updates during my absence. Thanks!

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Kudo's go out to all of our volunteer contributors

  • 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! ... from Molly, Minnesota

April 2014

CEMETERY RECORDS (Cemetery burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (GPP)
*Gravestone photos from Brown cemetery (Hammond & Gore) were contributed by Jim Steele, SR (04/02)
*Cemeteries that have been updated in April: Bethel, Council Hill, East Side - Elkader, Monona City, Mt. Olivet, Pleasant Grove, School House Yard/Sacred Heart Volga & Strawberry Point - (coordinator)

*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)

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 April have been contributed by Sharyl Ferrall, Reid Johnson & Mary Durr - some have photos!
*A photo of the gravestone of Alfred C. Van Sickle has been added to his previously posted obituary - from Ann Gerard (04/11)

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.

March 2014

*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)

*Civil War, World War I and World War II databases have all been updated (coordinator)

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 March have been contributed by Audrey Haught, William Lohman, Sharyl Ferrall, Reid Johnson & Richard O'Brien

*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

*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)

*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)

*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

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

January 2014

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

*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)

*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)

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

*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

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

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


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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