Additions, changes & announcements
for Allamakee co. IAGenWeb 2004


November & December 2004
--ALLAMAKEE ALBUM - Schellhammer family album updated
--BIOGRAPHIES, misc. sources - Davis, Greene, Harris, Pratt, Taggart & Wilcox
--CEMETERY RECORDS - Woodmansee notes were updated; gravestone photos added to Smithfield cem. on the GPP site
--CHURCH RECORDS - St. Paul's Methodist records of Baptisms, Marriages & Deaths; The Lansing Mission; and St. Paul's Luth. confirmation classes by full name & giving birth dates 1901 & 1902
--ESTATE RECORDS- John Vile estate notice
--HISTORICAL ITEMS, misc.- Jury list updated, adding jurors for 1900; and Medical/Surgical Directory, 1876; updated
--IMMIGRATION RECORDS- Allamakee co. translation from 'Nordmændene i Amerika', 1907
--LAND RECORDS- 1903 Landowners for Makee, Union City, French Creek & Waterloo twps.
--LI'L BITS - Lansing earthquake added
--MARRIAGE RECORDS- St. Paul's Methodist records of Marriages; Marriages & License App'l from local papers was updated with 68 new records and Researcher-contributed Marriage Records, 4 new records
--MILITARY-WWI- Added new off-site link: List of Civil War Pensioners on the Rolls, January 1, 1883 (Kinyon Digital Library); and Capt. Bascom's escape from Civil War prison
--OBITUARY BOARD - 32 new obits were posted

September & October 2004
--ALLAMAKEE ALBUM - John W. Foster, tin-type
--MARRIAGE RECORDS- Cooke-Dunning, Irons-Bailey & Lewis-Gibbs (researcher-contributed records) - --MISC. BIOGRAPHIES- Ernest B. Stillman, George W. Downs & Fitzgerald, John & Margaret
--CEMETERY RECORDS- Gravestone Photo Project (GPP)- Nearly 300 new gravestone photos have been submitted from Cherry Mound, May's Prairie, Oak Hill, Oakland, Postville, Rossville & Westridge cemeteries
--MISC HISTORICAL ITEMS- Early Waukon street view photo & Two views of May's Prairie
--LAND RECORDS- Land-owners French Creek twp. 1872 and Land-owners French Creek, Makee, Union City, Union Prairie & Waterloo twps. 1886
--LI'L BITS- Dr. John R. Mott retires; Joseph Hammell, wood sawer; Ed Hanson, telephone man and 'Murder in Dorchester', updated
--MILITARY-WWI- Donald Baxter POW Korean war, news blurb and Wm Campbell added to WWII casualty list
--OBITUARIES- 51 new obits were posted to our Obit Boards in Sept & Oct

July & August 2004
--Allamakee Album:
new family albums - Schellhammer, Powell & Vieth families. Photo of Zion Reformed church added to the church album
--Birth records: Brooks family births added
--Immigration & Naturalization records: add Irish immigrant "Want Ads"
--User contributed marriage records updated
--Added a new look-up volunteer for 4 different sources
--Woodmansee notes were updated
--School records: photo Lansing public schoolchildren 1934 and Lansing HS class of 1945 class roster & photos from yearbook
--'Other History' : added 5 installments to the Postville's Pale Past series; 'Honest' Ed. Sheehy, Saloon Keeper; Fong Chong & Ping Pong, Chinese Laundry; Doctor Chas. Flynn; When Baseball Was King of the Hill
--'Lil Bits were added
--Obit boards: 35 new obits

June 2004
--Allamakee Album: Doehler-Paulson wedding photo 1903; and Pratt-Paulson wedding photo added
--Biographies - Misc. sources: Lyon, Beede, Megaarden & Hinchon bios posted
--Immigration & Naturalization: Heinrich Bartels family Immigration
--Obituaries: 15 new obits were posted
--Misc. Historical items: Updated postmaster appointments, 1849. Updated Royal Arch Mason1866-1890, adding names & info. All new! -Postville's Pale Past - R.N. 'Reub' Douglass
--Li'l Bits: More on the Magnusson murder; and added Lansing Brute - news blurb, 1864

May 2004
--Personal Web-sites: Kielty family website added
--Biographies - Misc. sources: Foell, Muller, Luce, Christianson, Whaley, O'Malley, Strong & Hopkins
--Cemetery records - Maps showing Allamakee co. cemeteries
--Church records - St. Paul's Lutheran confirmation classes by full name & giving birth dates 1896-1900
Gravestone Photo Project: GPP index added. Cleveland, Smithfield & Westridge cemetery gravestones contributed.
--Obituaries: 24 new obits were posted to our Obit Boards
--Misc. Historical items: Settlers Arrived As Indians Left, news article. History Told of Postville, a great history! Pioneer certificates issued by the IGS. Physicians, 1876. Jury lists updated
--LAND RECORDS: 1899 Land dispute
--MILITARY-WWI: Ex-soldiers, Sailors & Marines updated with over 100 additional names. Lansing draftees, photo Sep. 1917
--Li'l Bits: new bits of info. added

April 2004
Biographies - 1913: The remaining biographies have been added
--Biographies - Misc. sources: Thomas Baird Douglass & photo and Samuel Olmstead bio. updated
--Cemetery records - Woodmansee corrections: corrections for misc. stones in Cleveland cemetery and corrections/additions for Makee & Ebenezer cemeteries.
--Church records - confirmation classes St. Paul Lutheran, Postville, 1873-1895, misc. years
Gravestone Photo Project: Gravestone photos from Evergreen cemetery contributed
--Obituaries: 33 new obits were posted to our Obit Boards
--Misc. Historical items: Five more installments of Stan Schroeders weekly radio program 'People of Postville's Pale Past' were added: Madam Mitchell, L.A. Huffman, Cora Darling, Charlie Williams & Chas. Krumm; and Additional names added to the Allamakee co. 'Orphan Train Riders' page

March 2004
--Allamakee Album: OEPC church, Garin family (Taylor twp.), Garin family (Fairview twp.), Barham, Coffman, Stock, Huenemann, Shindoll & Goeke family photos were contributed
--Biographies - Misc. sources: Fay & Har biographies added
--Church records - Misc. photos of Old East Paint Creek church
Gravestone Photo Project: Many gravestone photos from Salem & Zalmona cemeteries contributed
--Obituaries: 88 new obits were posted to our Obit Boards
--Misc. Historical items:photos of Village Creek added & Postmasters list updated
--'Lil Bits: news article -Cunningham murder, 1865
--Wills & Probate records: John Tostenson Uglum LW&T added
--Military Records: news account of George Goeke, POW WWI added
--Marriage/Anniversary records, researcher contributed: Mullarkey-McNamara, Mooney-Kernan wedding & Klinkel 50th anniv. news articles added
--School Records: Ludlow #3 (aka Krumme school) students c1889; photo of Jefferson #3 school; Village Creek grade school children c1920; Eells Business college, 1891 class photo; 1929 Waukon HS Junior Class(Class of 1930), sports teams, & orchestra photos; Misc. Waukon HS building photos & 1929 Normal training dept. & 1929 Jr. College enrollment lists

February 2004
--Allamakee Album: August Thiese family photos & Nyberg family photos
--Biographies - Misc. sources: Stella Theise, Jacob Burk, John F. Martin & James I. Gilbert
--Misc. Historical items: Prominent Postville People of the Pale Past -Col. D.B. Henderson & Hall Roberts, transcriptions of Stan Schroeder's weekly Radio program
--'Lil Bits: 1857 attempted murder, Lansing & 1890 Waukon improvements
--Marriage/Divorce records, researcher contributed: Vine-Livingood marriage writeup, 1899 Barnes divorce & the marriage database 1873-1930 was updated with dozens of new names!
--School Records: 1936 Postville HS grads

January 2004
--Obituaries: many new obits posted to our Obit Boards
--Letters & Diaries: partial diary of Sidney Thor Koontz, WWI
--Gravestone Photo Project: several gravestones from the IOOF cemetery added
--Allamakee Album: photo of Moses Koontz & his 4 sons
--Church Records: Salem Evangelical & Reformed Church (currently Salem UCC), Death records 1895-1962, books 1 & 2
--Misc. Biographies: added photo to J.H. Hager bio. & E.A. Grimwood bio. & photo
--Births & Baptisms: Lars H. Johnsrud birth added
--History - other: Prominent People of the Pale Past, transcriptions of Stan Schroeders weekly radio program & Jury lists updated, adding 1885 & 1886 jurors
--Marriages - user contributed: Hosier/Hurm marriage added