IAGenWeb Project - Allamakee co.


Allamakee Journal

Announcements, thank-you notes and a log of new and updated information on this website.

This page was updated April 2, 2020

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2020 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.

*Thank-you & your helpers for all of the pictures and the obituaries - Gloria, Iowa City (3/5/20)
*Thank-you for this informative website. I've just started exploring all the information and have already found some details I didn't know about my family. I wasn't sure there would be anything because they lived in the county only a couple decades before heading to California about 1904 .... Alice, Los Angeles (1/31/20)

 

New or updated in March & April 2020

ALLAMAKEE ALBUMS - Family Albums & Miscellaneous Photos from Allamakee county
*Identified! A photo of an unknown gathering originally posted to the Query board was ID'ed by Doris Anderson! See Ericson Album - from Doris Anderson (4/2/20)

BIOGRAPHY COLLECTIONS
*The "Nursing Home Resident Bios" database is now complete for the years 1972 thru 1975. All of the 1975 bios were added, plus one from 1977 - from S. Ferrall (3/26/20)

BIOGRAPHIES (A-H * I-Z) - from miscellaneous sources other than those included in the various bio databases on this website
*New! Biographies of Charles B. Churchill, Samuel G. Denison & Martin Sykes - from Patricia Bollozos (4/1/20 & 4/2/20)

CHURCH RECORDS
*Updated! Norwegian Parish Records; surnames Moan, Digre, Jacobson & Johnson - from T.D. Johansen (3/09/20 & 4/1/20)

HISTORICAL ITEMS - Miscellaneous
New database! Penitentiary incarcerations of residents & selected additional info.; 1879-1919 - from S. Ferrall (3/9/20)

MARRIAGE RECORDS - marriages, anniversaries & divorces
*Added to compiled marriages: Beeman-Creglow, 1901; Prescott-Fellows, 1901 - from Joy Moore (thru-out March

OBITUARIES (over 12,800+ transcribed obits) & OBITUARY INDEX (updated 04/02/2020)
*Longer obits for Chantele Snitker & Carolyn Thorsten were added to those previously posted - from D. Cunningham (thru-out March)
*Additional obits or death notices for were added to those previously posted for Mike Howard, Henry Dayton & Ella Fellows - from Joy Moore (3/9/20)
*Thank-you to our March & April obituary contributors: Ken Wright, S. Ferrall, Joy Moore & D. Cunningham

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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 February 2020

CEMETERY RECORDS & Gravestone Photo Project (GPP)
*Woodmansee Alerts & Notes were added for English Bench & Lycurgus cemeteries - from Richard O'Brien & S. Ferrall

CHURCH RECORDS
*Updated! Norwegian Parish Records; surnames Bidne, Gulrud & Hilmo - from T.D. Johansen (2/07/20)

MILITARY RECORDS
*Updated! Misc. military letters & news articles, added a 1945 article about Allamakee co. POW's (includes a photo of DuWayne Bulman) - from S. Ferrall (2/8/20)
*Updated! The World War II Honor Roll - coordinator (2/8/20)

OBITUARIES (over 12,760+ transcribed obits) & OBITUARY INDEX (updated 02/25/2020)
*Additional obits for Frances V. Blake, Lillian Christianson, Edmond White & Margaret Wacker were added to a previously posted obits - from D. Cunningham (2/22/20 & 2/25/20)
*Thank-you to our February obituary contributors: Joy Moore, S. Ferrall, Cheryl L. Moonen & D. Cunninngham

New or updated in January 2020

BIRTH RECORDS
Updated! Hall Maternity Hospital, added Wheat (1927), Groezinger (1931), Keenan (1932), Nelson (1935), Tousley (1935 & '37), Theis & Sweeney (1946), Lippe (1949) - from Connie Ellis & S. Ferrall (01/30/20)

CEMETERY RECORDS & Gravestone Photo Project (GPP)
*Added several Research Alerts & Woodmansee Notes for Oakland - St. John's Addition, Lycurgus & Faegre Prairie cemeteries - from Richard O'Brien (1/2/20)

HISTORICAL ITEMS - Miscellaneous
*Updated! Hall Maternity Hospital - see what names were added (above) in Birth Records - from Connie Ellis & S. Ferrall (01/30/20)

LI'L BITS - misc. records
*Updated! "Information Wanted" ads placed in Irish newspapers; surnames added: Crosby, McLaughlin, Murphy Bresnehan, Lambe & Donahey - from S. Ferrall (1/18/20)

MARRIAGE RECORDS - marriages, anniversaries & divorces
*Added to compiled anniversaries, Mr. & Mrs. O. Ferris, 1902 - from Joy Moore (1/27/20)
*Added to compiled marriages: Roffman-Gordon, 1943 - from LA (1/27/20)
*Added to compiled anniversaries, Mr. & Mrs. A.C. Harrington, 36th and Mr. & Mrs. Fred E. Gordon, 40th, both 1942 - from LA (1/18/20)
*Added to compiled marriages: Graves-Ellefson & Norton-Farrell, both 1875 - from Cheryl Locher Moonen (1/2/20)

OBITUARIES (over 12,740+ transcribed obits) & OBITUARY INDEX (updated 01/28/2020)
*Thank-you to our January obituary contributors: D. Cunningham, Reid R. Johnson, S. Ferrall, Cheryl Moonen, Joy Moore & 'LA'


New or updated in November & December 2019

CEMETERY RECORDS & Gravestone Photo Project (GPP)
*Added several Research Alerts & Woodmansee Notes for Oakland Main & OEPC cemeteries - from Richard O'Brien & S. Ferrall (11/16/19)

CHURCH RECORDS
*Updated! Norwegian Parish Records; surname Smedsrud - from T.D. Johansen (12/07/19)

HISTORICAL ITEMS - Miscellaneous
Updated! Hall Maternity Hospital, added Burke twins (1930) - from Connie Ellis (12/07/19)

OBITUARIES (over 12,700+ transcribed obits) & OBITUARY INDEX (updated 12/30/19)
*Thank-you to our November & December obituary contributors: Reid R. Johnson, Joy Moore, S. Wilson & S. Ferrall


New or updated in September & October 2019

ALLAMAKEE ALBUMS - Family Albums & Miscellaneous Photos from Allamakee county
*Updated! Nine postcards were added to David Shedlock's collection of photo postcards - from David Shedlock (9/24/19)

BIOGRAPHIES (A-H * I-Z) - from miscellaneous sources other than those included in the various bio databases on this website
*New! Biographies of Oscar F. Ferris, Thomas G. Ewing, Peter Welch & Laton A. Huffman - from Patricia Bollozos & S. Ferrall (9/11/19 & 9/24/19)

CEMETERY RECORDS & Gravestone Photo Project (GPP)
*Added Research Alerts & Woodmansee Notes for Old Oak Hill, Oak Hill, Oakland Main & OEPC cemeteries - from Richard O'Brien (10/13/19)

HISTORICAL ITEMS - Miscellaneous
New database! County Board of Supervisors April 1899. Did your ancestor receive assistance or supply goods/services to the county? Lots of names! - from S. Ferrall (10/9/19)

MARRIAGE RECORDS - marriages, anniversaries & divorces
*Added to divorce notices, Withee, 1946 - from LA (9/16/19)
*Added to compiled marriage announcements, Bulman-Weymiler, 1953 - from LA (9/11/19)
*Added to compiled anniversaries, Mr. & Mrs. Ben Hartley, 50th, 1950 (+photo) - from LA (9/1/19)

MILITARY RECORDS
*Updated! The World War II Honor Roll - coordinator (throughout Sept.)

OBITUARIES (over 12,680+ transcribed obits) & OBITUARY INDEX (updated 08/08/19)
*Additional information was added to the previously posted death notice of Carl Ioos - from S. Ferrall (10/8/19)
*Additional obits for Arvid E. Sadler, John McLaughlin, Arla O. Bulman & Florence V. Martin were added to a previously posted obits - from LA (throughout Sept.)
*Thank-you to our September & October obituary contributors: Joy Moore, Diane Cunningham, Dan Zoll, Reid R. Johnson, S. Ferrall & LA

SCHOOL RECORDS
*New! Hanson school, Makee twp. - from Glenn Chatfield & Aubrie Monroe (9/1/19)
*Van Coulee (Lansing twp.) school page updated, adding the 1891 report card of Carrie Reed - from her gg-granddaughter Aubrie Monroe (9/1/19)

Journal for January thru August 2019

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