IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.


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This page was updated on September 16, 2016

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New or updated on the website
September 2016

CEMETERY RECORDS (burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (IGPP)
*Updated! Old Garnavillo cemetery burial list - from S. Ferrall (9/8/2016)
*Major update! County Cemetery burial list updated & some historical info. added - from S. Ferrall (9/8/2016)
*Huge update! Marion Lutheran cemetery burial list & lots of additional information - from S. Ferrall (9/7/2016)
*Gravestone photos (IGPP) from the old Garnavillo cemetery were shared by Cheryl Locher Moonen (Sept 2016)
*Gravestone photos (IGPP) from Marion Lutheran were shared by Reid R. Johnson (Sept 2016)

DOCUMENTS (document board) (index to the documents)
* 'Taken to the Insane Asylum', misc news blurbs - from Reid R. Johnson (0/8/2016)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*21st Iowa Infantry Civil War soldier files: new bios for J.F. Farrand, R.A. Hale, J.M. Rice & W. Robbins; updated bio of C.S. Maxon - from Carl Ingwaldson (9/9/16)

OBITUARY BOARD - We now have 8,590+ 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.
*A more complete obit for Mary Read was added to the previously posted death notice - from Audrey Haught (9/11/16)
*Thank-you to the September obit contributors - Audrey Haught, S. Ferrall, Reid R. Johnson, Bart Hamlett & Cheryl Locher Moonen

OBITUARY INDEX - last updated 09/16/2016

ODDS & ENDS
*New! County Poor Farm & Asylum; includes census records & news articles - from S. Ferrall & Reid R. Johnson (9/8/16)

PHOTO ALBUMS
*5 photos were added to the Edgewood Photos age - from Bart Hamlett (9/11/16)
*Additional photos were added to the 'Osterdock Photos' page & the '1908 Osterdock Flood' page - from Judy Holthaus (9/7/2016)

SURNAME REGISTRY - if you have registered a surname, please check the registry to be sure the email address you originally gave is still valid!
*Researcher Bart Hamlett has added his surname interests, Hamlett, Berens & Bissell, to the registry (9/11/16)

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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! Transcriptions from Clayton county, May 1907 were added in September 2016.



New or updated on the website
July & August 2016

1882 HISTORY of CLAYTON COUNTY
* New! Portions of Chapter XVI have been transcribed (and more to come) - from S. Ferrall 8/11/16

CEMETERY RECORDS (burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (IGPP)
*Major update! McCleland Family cemetery, added history & photos - from Nancy Bleil (8/20/16
*Gravestone photos (IGPP) from St. Joseph's cemetery - Elkader were shared by John Shuck (7/28/16)
*St. Joseph's - Elkader, burial list was updated (7/28/16)
*Immaculate Conception cemetery burials have been updated with additional burials - from Loras Gassman (7/12/16)
*Gravestone photos (IGPP) from Immaculate Conception cemetery were uploaded by Loras Gassman (7/12/16)

COURT RECORDS
*Petit jurors, Nov. term, 1882 were added to the jury lists - from Reid R. Johnson (8/14/2016)

DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS
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Added to Volga fraternal & social society page, the 1881 I.O.O.F. officers - from Reid R. Johnson (7/3/2016)

DOCUMENTS (document board) (index to the documents)
*News articles posted to the Document board: "Fires! 1881 & 1882 - from Reid R. Johnson (8/14/16)
*News articles posted to the Document board: "Elkader in 1854", "J. Outan stabs J. Garber", "J. Brownley escapes, 1860" & "W. Laxson sells hogs, 1874" - from Cheryl Locher Moonen (8/14/16)
*Posted to the Document board: 1881 murder of Gustav Rechfus, compiled from news accounts - from Reid R. Johnson (8/11/16)
*Posted to the Document board: 1877 pardon of Franklin Linehart/Linhart - from S. Ferrall (8/11/16)
*Posted to the Document board: Uncalled for letters at the Elkader P.O., April & August 1881 - from Reid R. Johnson (7/03/16)

MARRIAGE RECORDS
*Added to Compiled Marriages: Quigley-Miller, 1870; and in 1871: Bauer-Hochhouse, Bemer-Laler, Borton-Baxter, Bowers-Atwood, Calaway-Nading, Clark-Baugh, Clark-Perry, Connelly-Stoddard, Cook-Hunt, Davis-Cummings, Eno-Little, Ford-Bullett, Frederick-Follen, Follen-Frederick, Haislet-Jacobs, Harberg-Knentzel, Harding-Pulcifer, Hawthorne-Peck, Ingraham-Burton, Jones-Mahony, Jones-Wilson, Karberg-Weiner, Knight-Richards, Leighty-Bonney, Mathews-Stoops, McLean-Miller, Odell-Warper, Quakenbush-Lawton, Romig-Nading, Smith-Olmstead & Sunderland-Reed - from Audrey Haught (7/4/16)
*Added to Compiled Marriages, all in 1881: Annis-Hughes, Berron-Mott, Ely-Nace, Kaefer-Fromer, Koehn-Mentzel, Newberry-Squires, Riegel-Kickbush, Robbins-Osbern, Schroeder-Goodrich, Smith-Harris, Smyth-Otis, Vogt-Pahlas, Williamson-Howard - from Reid R. Johnson (7/4/16)
*Added to
Marriage Records: licenses issued March 1881 (new), August 1881 (update) & November 1925 (new) - from Reid R. Johnson (7/3/16)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*21st Iowa Infantry Civil War soldier files: new bio for Robert Pitt, updated bio for Eber Golder - from Carl Ingwaldson (7/4/16)

OBITUARY BOARD
*An obituary was added to the previously posted death notice of Esther (Bidwell) Bennington - from Reid R. Johnson (7/12/16)
*Thank-you to the July & August obit contributors - Kim Keehner, Judy Moyna, Ken Johnson, Reid R. Johnson, S. Ferrall & Sherri

SCHOOL RECORDS
*New! Pony Hollow school, Boardman twp. - from S. Ferrall & Reid R. Johnson (7/21/16)



New or updated on the website
June 2016

DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS
*New!
Camps, Lodges & other social societies: Elkader, Elkport, Garnavillo & Volga - from Reid R. Johnson (6/23/2016)

DOCUMENTS (document board) (index to the documents)
*Posted to the Document board: Uncalled for letters @ Elkader P.O., July 1881 - from Reid R. Johnson (6/25/16)

MARRIAGE RECORDS
*Added to Compiled Marriages: Boehn-Waterman, 1883; Blanchaine-Musfeldt, 1881; Brown-Harbaugh, 1889; Davis-Hines, 1902; Enderes-Hupp, 1883; Ford-Penrod, 1880; Hansel-Tinke, 1881; Hass-Hook, 1925; Maack-Litge, 1881; Miles-Bachtell, 1883; Pardee-Hawthorne, 1902; Peick-Limbach, 1888; Renkert-Roach, 1885; Sanders-Hoag, 1902; Waterman-Smith, 1912; Wattenbaugh-Perkins, 1883 - from Reid R. Johnson (6/14/16 & 6/30/16)
*Added to Anniversaries & Engagements:
Marriage licenses issued August 1881 & Marriage licenses issued 8/12/1926 - from Reid R. Johnson (6/14/16 & 6/25/16)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*Biographies for Wm. Lyons & Dwight Noble were added to the 21st Iowa Infantry Civil War soldier files - from Carl Ingwaldson (6/6/16)
*War of 1812 - the file of Capt. James A. McClelland was updated with images & transcriptions from his service file - from Nancy Bleil (6/5/16 & 6/16/16)

OBITUARY BOARD
*A complete obit was added to one previously posted for Nettie (Farley) Spaulding - from Michelle Pettit (6/1/16)
*Thank-you to the June obit contributors - Bart Hamlett, Reid R. Johnson, Ken Johnson, S. Ferrall & David Allen



New or updated on the website
May 2016

BIOGRAPHY - Miscellaneous (surnames A-J * K-Z)
*Biography of Frederick Mershon (including photos) was posted on the biography board - from
Joy Mershon Cera (5/1/2016)

CEMETERY RECORDS (burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (IGPP)
*Several of the cemetery burial lists have been reformatted & updated with misc. info. - coordinator

DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS
*Added a list of 1868 Clayton co. postmasters and a list of 1872 postmaster salaries to the Postmaster & Postoffice page - from Reid R. Johnson (
5/16/2016)

DOCUMENTS (document board) (index to the documents)
*Posted to the Document board: "Horse Thief Escapes from Prison, 1855" - from Reid R. Johnson (5/16/16)
*Posted to the Document board: "Animal Mounds, 1875", "Too Much Married, 1878", "A Bold Thief, 1881" - from Cheryl Locher Moonen (5/15/16)

MARRIAGE RECORDS
*Added to Compiled Marriages, all in 1870: Adair-Porter; Adams-Thompson; Andrick-Scott; Barber-Ross; Beichstein-Theile; Blair-Heissner; Daugherty-Stout; Hawthorne-Peck; King-Beach; Lamphere-Davis; McNeil-Anderson; Patrick-St. John; Preston-Carlton; Rolf-Cook; Shaw-Young; Smith-Keeling; Sommers-Sevis; Tapper-Barber or Barker; Thompson-Cole & Turner-Siming - from Audrey Haught (5/30/16)


MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*An updated biography for Eber Golder was added to the 21st Iowa Infantry Civil War soldier files - from Carl Ingwaldson (5/16/16)

ODDS & ENDS
*New! Mississippi River Pirates, Robbers & Ruffians - a compilation of late 1850's news articles - from Reid R. Johnson (5/2/16)

OBITUARY BOARD
*Pictures of the deceased were added to several obits posted in May; and to the previously posted obits of Grace Donnan, Ruth Heitman, Theodore 'Ted' Petsche & Darrell Wellendorf - from Reid R. Johnson (5/17/16)
*Thank-you to the May obit contributors - Diana Wagner, Kim Keehner, Ken Johnson, Cheryl Locher Moonen, Reid R. Johnson & S. Ferrall

RESOURCES & REFERENCE
*Added the website URL & address for the Garnavillo Historical Society - from Jane Thein (5/16/16)



New or updated on the website
March & April 2016

BIOGRAPHY - 1882
*Added the bios of Salem Morse & W.G. Woodall, from the 1882 Clayton Co. History book - from S. Ferrall (3/10/16)


CEMETERY RECORDS (burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (IGPP)
*IGPP: 160+ gravestone photos from Elk Valley cemetery were contributed by Cheryl Locher Moonen (4/25/16)
*Major Update! The Farmersburg-Wagner cemetery burial list has been completely updated from many sources - coordinator (Feb/March 2016)
*IGPP: Over 700 gravestone photos from the Farmersburg-Wagner cemetery were contributed by Reid R. Johnson (winter 2015/16)

COURT RECORDS
*New! Jury lists 1855-1901, misc. years - from S. Ferrall (4/20/16)

DOCUMENTS
(document board) (index to the documents)
*Clayton county hail storm, 1905 - from Reid R. Johnson (4/6/16)
*The McGregor Murder - Seduction of a Soldier’s Wife, 1868, news article - from Cheryl Locher Moonen (03/2/16)

MARRIAGE RECORDS
*Added to Compiled Marriages, all in 1869: Brandis-Snell, Ferguson-Rismess, Garretson-Hait, Kiene-Busby, McDermott-Farr, Sharp-Putman, Snell-Hicks, Thompson-Forbes, Varley-Shippee, Worley-Smart - from Audrey Haught (4/23/16)
*Added to Compiled Anniversary records: Mr. & Mrs. L.D. Knight, 50th Anniv., 1930 - from Cheryl Locher Moonen (04/19/16)
*Added to Compiled Divorce records: Enders, divorce petition, 1924 - from Lisa Woiwood (4/6/16)
*Added to Compiled Marriages, all in 1868: Baker-Brownell, Brandenburg-Maxwell, Chapman-Sinclare, Comstock-Kreamer, Daly-O'Brien, Gobell-Burton, Hoag-Wolcott, Seber-Harvey, Tujetsch-Draves, Whitfield-Glass - from Audrey Haught (3/8/16)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*New! 3rd Annual Encampment, 1888; description of the encampment activities and roster of over 170 veterans who attended - from S. Ferrall (4/5/2016)
*Biographies of Perry Dewey, Abel Griffin & Joseph Chantrow were added to the 21st Iowa Infantry Civil War soldier files - from Carl Ingwaldson (3/21/16 & 4/6/16 & 4/20/16)

ODDS & ENDS
*New! Settlers & Old Pioneers Festival, 1872. Includes the Festival Proclamation, background info. and name lists for the townships of Jefferson, Farmersburg, Monona, Elk, Read, Lodomillo, Cass, Clayton, Marion, Giard, Garnavillo & Mendon - from Audrey Haught (3/25/16)

OBITUARY BOARD
*2 additional & more detailed obits for Anton Jacobson were added to a previously posted obit - from Reid R. Johnson (4/16/16)
*A more detailed obit for Wayne P. Pugh was added to a previously posted obit - from Reid R. Johnson (4/6/16)
*Thank-you to the March & April obit contributors - Judy Moyna, Ken Johnson, Bart Hamlett, Reid R. Johnson, S. Ferrall, Norman Hjelmeland, Connie Ellis, Audrey Haught & Cheryl Locher Moonen

PHOTO ALBUMS
*Updated! Additional photos were added to the Knoebel & Harrington Family Album - from Lisa Woiwood (4/6/16)
*New! Schug Family Album - from Helen Jennings (3/13/16)
*4 vintage photos have been added to the Edgewood Album - from Bart Hamlett (3/3/16)
*The Walters Family Album has been updated with additional family photos - from Helen Jennings (3/2/16)



January & February 2016

BIOGRAPHY - Miscellaneous (surnames A-J * K-Z)
*Biographies for Samuel A. Feay & George H. Schulte have been posted on the biography board - from S. Ferrall (1/12/16)

DOCUMENTS (document board) (index to the documents)
*Gasoline Tank Explodes 1919, news article - from Cheryl Locher Moonen (01/28/16)

MARRIAGE RECORDS
*Added to compiled Anniversary records: 50th Anniv. Mr. & Mrs. Wm Koehn, 1919 - from
Cheryl Locher Moonen (01/28/16)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*Biographies of Wm. S. Brown & James J. Scovel were added to the 21st Iowa Infantry Civil War soldier files - contributed by Carl Ingwaldson (02/12/16)
*Peter Holms, Rev War soldier, was added to the Military Index page; also links to 2 biographies (one of them newly added) and to his gravestone - from S. Ferrall (1/4/16)
*Biography of Jacob Tharp/Thorp was added to the 21st Iowa Infantry Civil War soldier files - contributed by Carl Ingwaldson (01/03/16)

OBITUARY BOARD
*A more detailed obit for Delores K. Burlingame was added to a previously posted obit - from Reid R. Johnson (02/26/16)
*Photos of the deceased have been added to the obits of Rodney & Randy Meisner and E.C. Oelke - from Reid R. Johnson (1/31/16)
*A longer obit was added to the previously posted death notice for Milton Hulverson - from Ken Johnson (1/23/16)
*Thank-you to the January & February obit contributors - Bart Hamlett, Katie Henry, Ken Johnson, Reid R. Johnson, Cheryl Locher Moonen, S. Ferrall & Errin Wilker

PHOTO ALBUMS
*2 photos of a house in either Strawberry Point or Arlington were submitted by Helen Jennings. She would like help with identification (1/31/16)
*Three new vintage photos were added to the Edgewood photo album - from Bart Hamlett (1/18/16)

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Archived Thank-you Notes
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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