IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.


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This page was updated on August 13, 2017

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Thank-you notes:

*How did I not know about this website? Thanks for everything. The obits were especially helpful .... Lorraine B., Knoxville, Tennessee (8/7/17)
*My wife & I have just returned home after a week long visit to beautiful Clayton county. This website proved to be extremely useful before and during our trip. Keep up the good work! It is appreciated ..... Ralph & Myann S., Chicago, IL (6/17/17)
*Clayton is one of my favorite counties to visit and I do so at least once a week doing research. It is very easy to travel through and you don't have to work at it to find what you are looking for .... Constance (4/24/17)
*I found that my ggg-grandfather was in the Civil War thanks to this website. I wish I had a picture of him ..... Phyllis A., Sioux City (1/8/17)
*The website is very impressive. ..... Manny F., New York City (1/2/17)



New or updated in August 2017

CEMETERY RECORDS (burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (IGPP)
*Gravestone photos were added to IGPP, taken in Monona cemetery - from Jym Montgomery (thru-out August)
*Monona City & several other cemetery burial lists were updated - coordinator (on-going)

CHURCH RECORDS
*New! Congregational church, McGregor, photos & history - from S. Ferrall (8/7/17)

COURT RECORDS
*Added to the jury lists: 1949 Grand jurors & petit jurors - from Reid R. Johnson (8/11/17)

DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS
*Updated! The Social, Fraternal, etc. pages for Elkader, Farmersburg, Littleport & Strawberry Point were updated with additional info. - from Reid Johnson (8/11/17)
*Added to the AF & AM page:
Clayton County Masonic Organization, 1924; the 1925 officers for Elkader Lodge #72 - from Reid R. Johnson (8/11/17)
*Added to the Royal Arch Masons page: 1925 officers for Harmony Chapter 41, Elkader - from Reid R. Johnson (8/11/17)

DOCUMENTS (document board) (indexes to the documents posted on the board: index 1 * index 2)
*New items were posted to the document board in August - the indexes will be updated as time permits & some of the postings will be moved to other pages on the website

MARRIAGE RECORDS
*Divorces granted, June 1949 - from Reid R. Johnson (8/13/17)
*Added to "compiled marriages", 1948: Lange-Gordon; 1949: Amling-Cords, Berns-Hakert, Bock-Gibbs, Connell-Zapf, Degenford-Cassutt, Fritz-Muller, Goodell-Bieber, Herrmann-Kurth, Lucas-Maiers, Rethmeier-Petras, Smith-Howell, Sorensen-Burlingame, Torsrud-Andermann, Uriell-Niemeyer, Voshell-Hubbell, Wiedenman-Kluth, Zuercher-Greathouse- from Reid R. Johnson (thru-out August)
*Added - Marriage licenses issued in Jan, Feb & June 1949 - from Reid R. Johnson (thru-out August)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*The Civil War Honor Roll and World War II Honor Roll pages were updated - (coordinator, thru-out August)

OBITUARY BOARD - We now have 9,570+ 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.
*Additional or more complete obits were added to the previously posted obituaries of Frederick Amsden, Annette Dennis, James W. Dinan, Henry Kricke, Edward C. Oelke & Theresa Oelke, - from Reid R. Johnson
*Thank-you to the August obit contributors - Jym Montgomery, Ken Johnson, Reid R. Johnson & S. Ferrall

OBITUARY INDEX - last updated 08/8/2017

SCHOOL RECORDS
*Updated the misc. Elkader Public school records adding the 1924 graduates - from Reid R. Johnson (8/11/17)
*New! Elk twp. schools - from Reid R. Johnson & S. Ferrall (8/8/17)

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OFF-SITE DATA that will be of interest to Clayton co. researchers (all links open in a new browser window)
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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.
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Iowa Old Press - newspaper transcriptions from all over Iowa - your ancestor may have been mentioned in the old news!



New or updated in July 2017

BIOGRAPHY - Miscellaneous (bio index: A-J * K-Z)
*New! Biographies of Jabez H. McConkey & his mother Mary (Hamlin) McConkey - from S. Ferrall (7/23/17)

CEMETERY RECORDS (burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (IGPP)
*Gravestone photos were added to IGPP, taken in Monona cemetery - from Jym Montgomery (thru-out July)
*Monona City, Pleasant Grove & several other cemetery burial lists were updated - coordinator (on-going)

CHURCH RECORDS
*New! St. Joseph's Catholic church, Elkader. Vintage photos, history & other misc. items - from S. Ferrall (7/24/17)

COURT RECORDS
*New! 1924 Clayton county Justice & District Court proceedings as reported in the newspapers - from Reid R. Johnson (7/29/17)
*Added to the jury lists, 1924 Oct. & Nov. petit jurors - from Reid R. Johnson (7/29/17)

DEATH RECORDS
*New! Monona township mortality record for 1858 - from S. Ferrall (7/25/17)

MARRIAGE RECORDS
*Marriages in 1890 & 1924 were added to "compiled marriages" - from Reid R. Johnson (thru-out July 2017)
*Marriage licenses issued in July thru December 1924 - from Reid R. Johnson (thru-out July 2017)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*Added to the American Legion page, the
1925 Service Star Legion officers & the 1925 Elkader American Legion officers - from Reid R. Johnson (7/29/17)
*The Civil War Honor Roll pages were updated - (coordinator, thru-out July)

OBITUARY BOARD
*Another obituary was posted for Anna Beck that has conflicting info. from the previously posted obit - from Reid R. Johnson (7/23/17)
*A complete obit for Eliza (Abbott) Oathout was added to her previously posted death notice - from Audrey Haught (7/15/17)
*A complete obit for Dedrick Kregel was added to his previously posted death notice - from S. Ferrall (7/2/17)
*Thank-you to the July obit contributors - Nathan Lingwall, Cheryl Moonen, Audrey Haught, Joy Moore, Norman Hjelmeland, Reid R. Johnson & S. Ferrall
ODDS & ENDS
*Updated 'County Aide to Paupers & others', many surnames, year 1924 - from Reid R. Johnson (7/29/17)
*Updated the State Asylum page, adding surnames Meehan & Rogers; & the Poor Farm/County Asylum page, both from 1924 - from Reid R. Johnson (7/13/17 & 7/23/17)



New or updated to the website in May & June 2017

BIOGRAPHY - Miscellaneous (bio index: A-J K-Z)
*New! Biography & photo of Katharine (Ulrich) Isenbarger was posted to the biography board - from S. Ferrall (6/4/17)

CEMETERY RECORDS (burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (IGPP)
*Gravestone photos were added to IGPP, taken in Pleasant Grove cemetery - from Sue Anderson (6/27/17)
*Monona City, Pleasant Grove & several other cemetery burial lists were updated - coordinator (on-going)
*Gravestone photos were added to IGPP, taken in the Monona City cemetery - from Jym Montgomery (thru-out May & June)

COURT RECORDS
*Added Petit and Grand Jurors, Feb., April & May terms, 1924 - from Reid R. Johnson (6/28/17)
*New! 1906 Clayton county Justice & District Court proceedings as reported in the newspapers - from Reid R. Johnson (5/31/17)
*Added Petit Jurors, October term 1906 and Grand & Petit Jurors, January term 1907 - from Reid R. Johnson (5/31/17)

DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS
*Updated! Added the 1924 salaries of county officials to the Clayton co. Officials page- from Reid R. Johnson (6/23/17)
*Updated! The Social, Fraternal and other organizations page for Strawberry Point was updated with additional info. - from Reid Johnson (6/18/17)
*Updated! The Social, Fraternal and other organizations page for Elkport was updated with additional info. - from Reid Johnson (6/6/17)
*New! McGregor - North Mcgregor Social, Fraternal and other organizations - from Reid R. Johnson (5/14/17)
*New! Clayton co. Bar Association - from Reid R. Johnson (5/14/17)
*Updated! The Social, Fraternal and other organizations page for Elkader was updated with additional info. - from Reid Johnson (5/14/17, 6/5/17 & 6/23/17)

MARRIAGE RECORDS
*Marriages were added to "compiled marriages" - from Reid R. Johnson & S. Ferrall (throughout May & June 2017)
*Marriage licenses issued in Jan, Feb, March, Apr May & June 1924 - from Reid R. Johnson (throughout June 2017)
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Marriage licenses issued in August, September, October & November 1906 - from Reid R. Johnson (5/1/17 & 5/14/17)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
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21st Iowa Infantry Civil War soldier files: new bios for Ira Chapman & John J. Robinson - from Carl Ingwaldson (6/6/17)
*G.A.R. page was updated, 1907 officers of Boardman Post No. 184 from Reid Johnson (6/6/17)

OBITUARY BOARD
*A full obituary was added to the previously posted death notice of Joseph Kircher - from Ken Johnson (6/13/17)
*Another obit was added to the previously posted obit of John W. Wroe - from Reid R. Johson (5/30/17)
*A longer obit was added to the previously posted obit of Mary L. Ormsby - from S. Ferrall (5/27/17)
*A complete obit was added to the previously posted death notice of Frank Geick - from Reid R. Johnson (5/26/17)
*Thank-you to the May & June obit contributors - Sue Anderson, Ken Johnson, Reid R. Johnson, Connie Ellis, S. Ferrall & Cheryl Moonen

ODDS & ENDS
*Updated 'County Aide to Paupers & others', many surnames, year 1906 - from Reid R. Johnson (5/31/17)
*Updated the State Asylum page, adding surnames Darling, Berns, Brandenberg & Ruroden, all from 1906 - from Reid R. Johnson (5/14/17)

SCHOOL RECORDS
*New database! The directory of Clayton Co. School Officials (1906) was added to the Educators page; includes the 52 school districts in the county & the directors of each; hundreds of names - from S. Ferrall (6/20/17)
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1924 Music Teachers Assn. officers added to the Educators page - from Reid R. Johnson (6/19/17)



New or updated on the website March & April 2017

CEMETERY RECORDS (burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (IGPP)
*New! Deanna Krambeer's extensive research of St. Wenceslaus cemetery, includes a history & other misc. info.; alphabetical list of burials & burials by family groups. - contributed by Deanna Krambeer (4/23/2017)
*Monona City cemetery & County Home cemetery burial lists have been updated - coordinator (on-going)
*Gravestone photos were added to IGPP, taken in the Monona City cemetery - from Jym Montgomery (thru-out March & April)

CHURCH RECORDS
*Updated! Added to the Pioneer Rock church page, 1905 marriages, confirmations, baptisms & funerals - from Reid R. Johnson (4/19/17)
*Updated! Sunday Schools in Clayton co. - misc. years - from Reid R. Johnson (4/5/17)

COURT RECORDS
*Added Circuit & District court jurors for 1883; and Petit Jurors, April term 1906 - from Reid R. Johnson (3/9/17 & 3/15/17)
*New! 1883 Clayton county Justice & District Court proceedings as reported in the newspapers - from Reid R. Johnson (3/9/17)

DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS
*Updated! The Social, Fraternal and other organizations pages for several other towns were updated with additional info. - from Reid Johnson (4/8/17)
*New! Luana-Monona Social, Fraternal and other organizations - from Reid R. Johnson (4/5/17)
*The A.F. & A.M. page was updated - from Reid R. Johnson (4/5/17)

MARRIAGE RECORDS
*Many marriages were added to the compiled marriages for 1846, 1901, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1937 & 1940- from Reid R. Johnson & S. Ferrall (4/9/17 & 4/19/17)
*Marriage licenses issued April, May & June 1906 - from Reid R. Johnson (04/9/17 & 4/19/17)
*Many marriages were added to the compiled marriages for 1905 & 1906 - from Reid R. Johnson (3/15/17)
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Marriage licenses issued in January, February & March 1906 - from Reid R. Johnson (3/15/17)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*21st Iowa Infantry Civil War soldier files: new bios for E. Russell, G. Chapman & N. Reynolds - from Carl Ingwaldson (4/22/17)
*Military bio for C. Knodt, 27th IA Inf. - from Carl Ingwaldson (4/22/17)
*Litchfield 1903 news article AND Stillions & Oathout 1906 news article were added to the Service News page - from Reid R. Johnson (4/5 & 4/19/17)
*Civil War Honor Roll, entries for Butts, Bywater, Chapman, Curtis, Hemen, Littler, Reynolds & Russell were either added or updated - coordinator (on-going)
*21st Iowa Infantry Civil War soldier files: new bio for John Jones & revised bio for Hiram Libby - from Carl Ingwaldson (3/7/17)

OBITUARY BOARD
*Additional or more complete obits have been added to those previously posted for Alfred Bink & Wm. Koss - from Reid R. Johnson & Judy Moyna
*Thank-you to the March & April obit contributors - Connie Ellis, Steve & Neva Nelson, Audrey Haught, Judy Moyna, Cheryl Locher Moonen, Reid R. Johnson & S. Ferrall

ODDS & ENDS
*Updated the State Asylum page, adding Ed Bergman & Peter Amann, 1906 - from Reid R. Johnson (4/19/17)
*Updated! Added June 1855 to 'Uncalled for Letters' - from S. Ferrall (3/29/2017)

SCHOOL RECORDS
*Clayton co. educators page was updated - from Reid R. Johnson (4/14/17)
*Monona twp. schools (new page) - from Reid R. Johnson & S. Ferrall (4/14/17)
*Sperry twp. schools (new page) & additional items added to the Elkader schools page - from Reid R. Johnson & S. Ferrall (4/5/17)
*Volga twp. schools (new page) & the Lundt twp. school (page updated) - from Reid R. Johnson & S. Ferrall (3/30/17)

SURNAME REGISTRY
*Susan Anderson has registered her surname research interests: Brooks, Phillips, Knapp, Presho, Mudge & Sawvell. If you'd like to contact her, email address can be found on the registry.



New or updated on the website January & February 2017

CEMETERY RECORDS (burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (IGPP)
*Monona City cemetery burial list has been updated - coordinator (2/2517)
*Gravestone photos were added to IGPP, taken in the Monona City cemetery - from Jym Montgomery (2/25/17)

CHURCH RECORDS
*New! Sunday Schools in Clayton co. - misc. years - from Reid R. Johnson & S. Ferrall (1/19/17)

DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS
*Added officers for various organizations from 1883, 1884, 1885, 1903 & 1904 to the social & fraternal society pages - from Reid R. Johnson (1/16 & 1/17/17)
*The A.F. & A.M. page was updated - from Reid R. Johnson (1/17/17)

DOCUMENTS (document board) (indexes to the documents posted on the board: index 1 * index 2)
*Additional information & extended notes were added to the previously posted news article 'Lillian Ellsworth Trial' - from S. Ferrall 2/17/17)
*Additional information re: the Jack Penneton murder, was added to the previously posted news article - from Reid R. Johnson (2/12/17)
*Many new documents were posted to the Document board in January & February (see both indexes) - from Reid R. Johnson & Cheryl Locher Moonen

MARRIAGE RECORDS
*Several marriages were added to the compiled marriages for 1883, 1884 & 1941 (sorry, I forgot to make a list of the names ..sf) - from Reid R. Johnson & S. Ferrall (2/11/17)
*Added to Compiled Marriages: Hageman-Rodas, 1883; Koehnle-Schelland, 1883, Stratton-Benson, 1884; Summers-Cook, 1883; Tupper-Gilmore, 1884; Wiltse-Ash, 1883 - from Reid R. Johnson (1/18/17)
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Marriage licenses issued in January & July 1883 - - from Reid R. Johnson (1/18/17)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*Updated the War of 1812 file of James McClelland with a photo - from Nancy Bleil (2/26/17)
*21st Iowa Infantry Civil War soldier files: new bios for Carl Possehl & David Watkins and a photo added to the bio of C.H. Robbins - from Carl Ingwaldson (2/26/17)
*The G.A.R. page was updated - from Reid R. Johnson (1/17/17)
*21st Iowa Infantry Civil War soldier files: new bios for John Pool & Norman Scofield - from Carl Ingwaldson (1/16/17)

OBITUARY BOARD
*A longer obituary for Wm. A. Skinner was added to the previously posted death notice - from S. Ferrall (1/9/17)
*Thank-you to the January & February obit contributors - Ken Johnson, Cheryl Locher Moonen, Connie Ellis, Reid R. Johnson & S. Ferrall

ODDS & ENDS
*Updated! County Poor Farm & Asylum, surnames Schmidt, Smothers, Rankle & Peick
*Updated! 'County Aide to paupers & others' added Jan, April & Oct 1883; January 1890, April & June 1903 - from Reid R. Johnson (2/19/2017)
*Updated! Added Jan & March 1883 to 'Uncalled for Letters' - from Reid R. Johnson (2/18/2017)
*Updated! Surnames Moran, Tejick, Gannon, Kittleson, Bond, Davis, Woodward & Sheppard were added to the list of residents taken to the State Insane & Inebriate Asylum - from Reid R. Johnson (2/16/2017)

SCHOOL RECORDS
*New! 'Foreign' students enrolling in the Elkader Public school, 1882; Read twp. schools; Wagner twp. schools and Giard school 1st reunion, 1992 - from Reid R. Johnson & S. Ferrall (2/11/17)
*Updated! Clayton co. Educators page, added list of the 1903 school principals; updated the Cox Creek twp. schools page; - from Reid R. Johnson (2/11/17)


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Archived Thank-you Notes
Archived 'What's New' items 2016
Archived 'What's New' items 2015
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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