IAGenWeb Project - Allamakee co.


Allamakee Journal

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This page was updated October 12, 2017

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2017 Thank-you notes

Everything on the Allamakee co. IAGenWeb has been contributed by volunteers! Many, many people have helped to build this website .... generously sharing family photos and data. Others have volunteered their time to transcribe old records, biographies and obituaries. If you have found something on the site that 'made your day' ...... please let our volunteers know that you appreciate their efforts. Send them a thank-you, a kudo or 'pat on the back' here. E-mail directly to the contributor, or send your notes to the Allamakee co. coordinator & your message will be posted on this page.

*Your website is what got me started, I research often on computer, its a treasure trove, my family was in Allamakee county for over 100 years. Thank you so much for all you do ... Lisa, Waterloo, IA (Aug 16)
*I recently spent 8 glorious days in Iowa, 4 of them in Allamakee county. I met many friendly and helpful people. The notes I took using this website made my searches so much easier and allowed me to use the brief time I had productively. Thank-you and your volunteers again and again.... Susan F., Fargo, ND (June 27)
*I'm so looking forward to my first visit to Allamakee in June. This site has been invaluable and I feel like I "know" the places I'll visit already! Thank-you.... Susan F., Fargo, ND (May 15)
*Accept my thank-you for all of the people who help with this website. I've been going to the site for several years and am never disappointed.... Ed T., Dubuque, Iowa (March 27)
*My mother & I have been sitting down every Saturday evening for the past month looking over this website. She particularly loves the Lansing photos, although at age 97, her memories of living there as a young girl are dim. Thanks to everyone who obviously works hard on the records and photos .... Alice J., Mobile, Alabama (Feb 28)
*It seems like I find something new everytime I visit the Allamakee website. Such a big variety of records and always interesting. ... Carol S., Iowa City (Jan. 7)
*I check the SUPERB Allamakee County genweb site frequently. Such a treasure and a great help with my family research. Thanks to all involved! ... Dave O., northern Arizona (Jan. 2)



New or updated in September & October 2017

ALLAMAKEE ALBUMS - Family Albums & Miscellaneous Photos from Allamakee county
*New album! Photos of Sand Cove residents - from Audrey (Colsch) Berger (10/12/17)

MILITARY RECORDS
*Added to the entry of John F. Heim on the WWII Honor Roll, a photo of his gravestone taken in Normandy American cemetery, France - from Chris Heim, not related (9/18/17)
*WWII news article Sept 1945 "Men Who Fought on Foreign Shores Are Returning Home" - from S. Ferrall (09/11/2017)
*WWII Honor Roll was updated - coordinator

NEWSPAPER RECORDS
*1876 news article "Bold Robbery in Lansing" - from Cheryl Moonen

OBITUARIES (over 12,350+ transcribed obits) & OBITUARY INDEX (updated 9/11/17)
*Thank-you to our September & October obit contributors: Connie Ellis & Barbara Maher
*The obit index continues to be direct linked to each of the 12,300+ individual obits - hopefully to be finished this coming winter!

REUNIONS -
*The original article of the 1916 Henderson-Kerr-Durno family reunion was replaced by a different news article containing many additional names and a full report of the reunion - from S. Ferrall (10/12/17)

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OFF-SITE DATA added recently that will be of interest to Allamakee co. researchers (links open in a new browser window)
*Iowa Old Press - You can search the Allamakee co. section of Iowa Old Press from the Newspaper Index. Many of the other Iowa counties have Allamakee news, as do the scrapbooks and 'news from around the U.S. & world' so be sure to visit the website and do a complete site search as well.
*Obituaries from Neighboring Counties: Clayton co. obituaries, Fayette co. obituaries and Winneshiek co. obituaries all have newly added obituaries. Many Clayton co., Fayette co. and Winneshiek co. residents had close Allamakee county connections so don't miss these great obit collections!

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New or updated in July & August 2017

ALLAMAKEE ALBUMS - Family Albums & Miscellaneous Photos from Allamakee county
*Updated the Lansing People page with a 1967 photo of 3 couples married in 1910 - from Cindy (Maust) Smith & Errin Wilker (7/8/17)

BIOGRAPHIES - MISCELLANEOUS * A-H * I-Z *
*Added to the Biography board: John C. Bateson, Samuel H. Bauman & Louis L. Kohlmeier - from S. Ferrall (8/14/2017)

CEMETERY RECORDS & Gravestone Photo Project (GPP)
*Research Alert and a Woodmansee Note have been entered for surname Hagemeier in Ebenezer cemetery - from David Hagemeier (8/10/17)
*New! Sand Cove cemetery, Richard O'Brien's research notes - from Richard O'Brien (8/10/17)

CHURCH RECORDS
*Updated the Lansing United Methodist church page with a ca1950s/60s photo of young congregation members - from Cindy (Maust) Smith & Errin Wilker (7/8/17)

HISTORICAL ITEMS & PICTURES
*New database! April 1900 Board of Supervisors, claims paid & other business - from S. Ferrall (7/26/17)
*Added to Lansing photos page 1- 1930s era photo of E. Main St. - from Cindy (Maust) Smith & Errin Wilker (7/8/17)
*Added to the misc. Lansing items page - 1958 photos of Lansing's 21st annual Fish Day - from Cindy (Maust) Smith & Errin Wilker (7/8/17)

'LIL BITS - you never know what you'll find here!
*1950s era photo of successful goose hunters in the Lansing vicinity - from Cindy (Maust) Smith & Errin Wilker (7/8/17)

MARRIAGE RECORDS - marriages, anniversaries & divorces
*Added to user-contributed marriage records: Morse-Winters, 1896; Whalen-McCormick, 1935; Knopf-Wendler & Kolsrud-Hanson, 1948 - from LA & S. Ferrall & Joy Moore (8/21/17)
*Added to user-contributed anniversary records: 50th Anniv. of Mr. & Mrs. M.J. Ryan, 1948 - from LA (8/21/17)
*Added to misc. divorces: Harriet (McAdow) Small vs Dr. Robert Small, 1864 (includes research notes) - from S. Ferrall (7/27/17)

NEWSPAPER RECORDS
*1869 newspaper article "Another Cold-Blooded Murder", about the May cousins tragedy - from Cheryl Moonen (8/14/17)

OBITUARIES (over 12,350+ transcribed obits) & OBITUARY INDEX
*Obits containing additional info. were added to the previously posted obits of John Sadler, Milton Sheffelbine & Minnie C. Weber - from LA (8/20 & 21/17)
*Thank-you to our July & August obit contributors: Connie Ellis, S. Ferrall, Henry Brainard & LA


New or updated in May & June 2017

ALLAMAKEE ALBUMS - Family Albums & Miscellaneous Photos from Allamakee county
*Updated the New Albin People page with a 1948 photo & news article about Mr. & Mrs. John Schuldt and a 1978 photo & news article about Gerald Breeser - from Errin Wilker (6/11/17)

BIOGRAPHIES - MISCELLANEOUS * A-H * I-Z *
*Biography of the Roy Moore family + photos - from Errin Wilker (6/11/17)
*Biography of Harold Van Brocklin +photos - from Errin Wilker (5/20/17)

CEMETERY RECORDS & Gravestone Photo Project (GPP)
*Research Alerts and Woodmansee Notes have been entered for Lycurgus (Dougherty, Harkins, O'Donnel, Rouney & Low) and Lansing Ridge (Hawthorne, Howes, Lowe, Ray & Short)- from Richard O'Brien (6/9/17)
*Research Alert addition was added for surname Lea (OEPC) - from Florence Lea Flaherty (5/23/17)
*Research Alerts and Woodmansee Notes have been entered for Wheatland cemetery, surnames Kruger, Meyer & Nesper - from Richard O'Brien (5/15/17)

HISTORICAL ITEMS & PICTURES
*New database! June 1878 Board of Supervisors, claims paid & other business - from S. Ferrall (6/12/17)
*Added a 1969 article & photo to the New Albin News Article page - from Errin Wilker (6/12/17)
*Added a photo of Lansing in 1920 to the Lansing Photos pg 3 - from Errin Wilker (6/11/17)
*Added a 1964 news article & photos to the New Albin History page - from Errin Wilker (6/11/17)
*Added the charter members of the New Albin Jaycees to the Misc. New Albin page - from Errin Wilker (6/10/17)
*News articles & photos of Ed Wild's Indian Mound Museum were added to the miscellaneous Lansing items - from Errin Wilker & S. Ferrall (5/13/17)
*A biography of Leonard 'Buck' Sadd was added to the village of Bee page - from Errin Wilker (5/11/17)

'LIL BITS - you never know what you'll find here!
*Ed Christianson, Waterville welder, news article & photo, 1974 - from Errin Wilker (5/19/17)

MARRIAGE RECORDS - marriages, anniversaries & divorces
*Added to compiled marriages: Burke-Mauss, 1952 +photo; Maust-Strong, 1973 +photo; Johnson-McRell, 1931; Schroeder-Brandt, 1906 AND Thias-Palmer, 1931 - from Cindy (Maust) Smith, Errin Wilker, Reid R. Johnson & S. Ferrall (6/12/17)
*Added to compiled divorces: Ames-Ames, 1874 - from Cheryl Moonen

NEWSPAPER RECORDS
*1906 news articles (2) 'George Bandle, Horse Thief' - from Reid R. Johnson (6/12/17)
*1977 news article 'Mauss Family Tribune Deliveries End' - from Errin Wilker (6/11/17)

OBITUARIES (over 12,320+ transcribed obits) & OBITUARY INDEX (updated 6/19/17)
*Another obituary was added to the previously posted obit of Cecile L. (Rema) Hesla Skinner - from Reid R. Johnson (5/28/17)
*Additional obits were added to those previously posted for Gustav Dee and Rosella (Mullaney) Fitzgerald - from S. Ferrall (5/24/17)
*A photo was added to the obituary of Ross E. Thornton - from Connie Ellis (5/17/17)
*Additional information was added to the previously posted obit of Patrick Houlihan - from S. Ferrall (5/17/17)
*More complete obituaries for Julia (Regan) Whalen & Mary L. (McNaughton) Orsmby were added to those previously posted - from S. Ferrall (5/15/17 & 5/17/17)
*Thank-you to our May & June obit contributors: Connie Ellis, S. Ferrall, Errin Wilker & Reid R. Johnson
*The obit index continues to be direct linked to each of the 12,000+ individual obits - this tedious process will continue until finished (if I live that long :-)

QUERY BOARD - if you can help with a query please post your reply on the board
*Researcher Deb Stockman is looking for information & photos of the Falde and/or Satrang families - posted 5/22/17

REUNIONS -
*Moore family reunion, 1977 - from Errin Wilker (6/11/17)

SCHOOL RECORDS
*New! 1940, 8th Grade Graduation of the Allamakee co. Rural Schools - from Cindy (Maust) Smith & Errin Wilker (6/27/17)


New or updated in March & April 2017

ALLAMAKEE ALBUMS - Family Albums & Miscellaneous Photos from Allamakee county
*Updated the Lansing People page with a photo of Richard 'Dick' Gee receiving an award - from Errin Wilker (4/12/17)
*Updated the Lansing People page with photos & 90th birthday article of the Fritz twins, Harold & Willard - from Errin Wilker (3/1/17)

CEMETERY RECORDS & Gravestone Photo Project (GPP)
*Research Alerts and Woodmansee Notes have been entered for Old West Paint Creek cemetery, surnames Engan / Engan - from Larissa Reutgen (4/4/17) and for surnames Larson - from Richard O'Brien (4/4/17)
*Research Alerts and Woodmansee Notes have been entered for Lycurgus (O'Neil), Mt. Olivet (Coddwaters & McDonald) & West Ridge (Urell, Slattery, McMorrow, Kilpatrick, McDevit, Bird, Butler, Schulte & O'Neil) cemeteries - from Richard O'Brien (3/1717)

HISTORICAL ITEMS & PICTURES
*Added a photo of Cletus May to the Mays Prairie page; and to the New Albin Fire Dept. page, a photo of the VFW honoring the Fire Department - from Errin Wilker (4/12/17)
*Misc. New Albin items, added photo of Paul H. Meyer to the New Albin Savings Bank page - from Errin Wilker (4/11/17)
*Allamakee co. Sports Teams, updated with 1947 & 1977 photos of the New Albin Indians baseball teams - from Errin Wilker (3/31/17)
*Lansing Photos (pg 3) - added an undated ca1890s photo of a Lansing funeral procession - from Errin Wilker (3/31/17)
*Sand Cove page was updated with a 1995 news article & photos "A Living Desert" - from Audrey (Colsch) Berger (3/19/17)
*The 'More New Albin History' page was updated with photos of the New Albin Tablet & artifact collection of Ed Colsch - from Audrey (Colsch) Berger (3/19/17)

'LIL BITS - you never know what you'll find here!
*Allamakee Co. Golden Age Club, news article & photos - from Errin Wilker (4/11/17)
*Mississippi River Boats, 1900 - from Cheryl L. Moonen (3/31/17)
*Updated! Thornton Manor Resident Profiles, added photos & an article about Laura Fruechte & Sarah Wilkins - from Errin Wilker (3/1/17)

MARRIAGE RECORDS
*Vol 2 pg 58 was added to the Allamakee co. Marriage Registers - from LA (3/30/17)
*Added to compiled marriages: Aldrich-Bulman, 1931; Duval-Miller, 1931 - from Cheryl Locher Moonen (3/22/17)

MILITARY RECORDS
*WWII Honor Roll, added information & a photo of 3 of the 4 Zoll brothers: Wm. V., Geo. D., Ralph J. & Raymond - from Errin Wilker & S. Ferrall (4/12/17)

NEWSPAPER RECORDS
*1931 (November) news articles: Mr. & Mrs. John Waters in Russia & Klees Lawsuit - from Cheryl Locher Moonen (3/22/17)

OBITUARIES (over 12,270 transcribed obits) & OBITUARY INDEX (updated 4/12/17)
*The obit index continues to be direct linked to the individual obits - coordinator - continuing until finished - this is a tedious process :-)
*Thank-you to our March & April obit contributors: Larissa Reutgen, Reid R. Johnson, S. Ferrall, Cheryl L. Moonen, Connie Ellis & LA

QUERY BOARD - if you can help with a query, post your reply on the board
*Researcher seeking family of Matthew Berrier & Isabelle Franklin, married 1860 in Allamakee co. - from Shirley Vinsad (3/18/17)
*Researcher seeking info. re: Thomas & Eliza J. (Williams) Williams' triplets, b. 1903 in Allamakee co. - from Diana (3/11/17)

SCHOOL RECORDS
*Updated! News article about the 1973 Kee HS baseball champs & photos; and a photo of the 1977 Kee HS baseball champs were added to the misc. Lansing schools page - from Errin Wilker (3/22/17 & 3/31/77)


New or updated in January & February 2017

ALLAMAKEE ALBUMS - Family Albums & Miscellaneous Photos from Allamakee county
*New! A page has been created for "Harpers Ferry People", photos of Agnes Conway added - from Errin Wilker (2/7/17)
*Updated! The New Albin People page, added a 5-generation of the Mary Beneke family - from Errin Wilker (2/7/17)

BIOGRAPHIES - MISCELLANEOUS * A-H * I-Z *
*Added biographies for Urban 'Punk' Hess +photo and Alvina (Hurley) Crowley +photos - from Errin Wilker (Feb 6 & 7, 2017)

CEMETERY RECORDS & Gravestone Photo Project (GPP)
*Research Alerts and Woodmansee Notes have been entered for the Iowa River Lutheran cemetery - from Richard O'Brien (1/717)

CENSUS RECORDS
*Updated! 1895 Iowa State Census, added Table 42 - Allamakee co. residents aged 90 or older - from S. Ferrall (2/28/17)

CHURCH RECORDS
*Updated St. John's Lutheran church, Waukon; added a photo & write-up about Pastor Wm. K. Benbow - from Debbie Johnson Odell (2/28/17)

MARRIAGE RECORDS
*Added to compiled marriages: Bieber-Leppert, 1934; Freilinger-Moore, 1929; Leppert-McMillan, 1908; McCormick-Schultz, 1934 - from 'LA' & S. Ferrall (2/8/17)
*Added to compiled anniversaries: Esplend 50th, 1934; Lenz 50th, 1940; Leppert 25th, 1950; Voll 63rd, 1950- from 'LA' & S. Ferrall (2/8/17)
*Vol 2 pg 55 & Vol 3 pg 14 were added to the Allamakee co. Marriage Registers - from LA (2/4/17)
*Added to compiled marriages: Bailey-Stark, 1903; Bennett-Jacobson, 1958 (+photo); Foels-Krogmann, 1903; Jacobson-Busness, 1957 (+photo) and Jacobson-Valentine, 1949 - from Reid R. Johnson (1/12/17)
*Added to compiled marriages: Fossum-Jacobson, 1919; Jacobson-Premesberger, 1936; Mouw-Sorenson, 1946; Nolting-Sunderman, 1934; Russell-Mattie, 1935; Schild-Goettle, 1937 & Slindee-Pfiffner, 1946 - from Reid R. Johnson (1/6/17)

MILITARY RECORDS
*Added to the WWII Honor Roll entry for Alfred G. Meyer, photos & info. about his service - from granddaughter Debbie Johnson Odell (2/19/17)
*New! 12th IA Infantry, Co. B (Civil War) - from Diane DuBay (1/12/17)
*New! Military biographies from a series written by Maury Gallagher, titled "Salute to Those Who Have Served". Both WWII and Korean war veterans querhave biographies & all have photos - contributed by Errin Wilker (1/5/17)

NEWSPAPER RECORDS
*1882 news article about the Van Hooser's - from Reid R. Johnson (2/28/17)
*1883 news articles about the Frink & Powers residences burning - from Reid R. Johnson (2/28/17)
*1903 news article about Jehiel Johnson - from Cheryl Locher Moonen (2/28/17)

OBITUARIES (over 12,260 transcribed obits) & OBITUARY INDEX (updated 2/27/17)
*The obit index continues to be direct linked to the individual obits - coordinator - continuing until finished - this is a tedious process :-)
*A complete obit was added to those previously posted for Jacob Swenson - from S. Ferrall (210/17)
*A photo was added to the obituaries of Ed Easton & his wife Ethel Easton - from Errin Wilker (2/7/17)
*Thank-you to our January & February obit contributors: Regina Riesen, Connie Ellis, Cheryl Locher Moonen, 'LA', S. Ferrall & Reid R. Johnson

QUERY BOARD - if you can help with a query, post your reply on the board
*Researcher seeking more information on the Michael Sanner family living in/or near Rossville - from Janet Brooks Kooser (2/28/17)
*Researcher needs ID of photo of an unknown family, probably from Waukon, with Nebraska connection - from Connie Bottolfsen Loftus (2/27/17)
*Info. needed of Anders Jacobson, Waterville, killed in the Civil War - from Lynn Peterson (1/28/17)

SCHOOL RECORDS
*Updated! Lansing Graduates & Class Rosters, added the Lansing HS Class of 1936 - from Debbie Johnson Odell (2/28/17)

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