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 October 19, 2018

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2018 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.

*Our visit to Lansing and nearby areas was wonderful. The cemetery information and obituaries on this website were such a help to us in finding things.... Mike & Cindy, Minneapolis (Sept. 16, 2018)
*Yeah! I found my 1st cousin 4th removed and hope to find more of my family in future searches. Thank you for taking the time to record all this information.... Diana (Aug 9, 2018)
*Wonderful website.... Pete & Margaret A., Seattle (June 15, 2018)
*This website is very nice. Thanks for all of the work everyone does to help those of us who are homebound ... Agnes, Peoria, AZ (May 14, 2018)
*Will be visiting several counties in Iowa this summer. I live in North Dakota, so am not at all familiar with Iowa. This website has been a great help as I get organized for my visit to Allamakee county ... Grace A. (April 6, 2018)
*The obituaries are so very helpful. Also the historical articles really helped me visualize what it was like when my ggg-grandparents lived in the county. Thank-you .... Mary F., Boston (Feb 26, 2018)


New or updated in October 2018

BIOGRAPHIES from "Who's Who in Iowa", 1940
New database now completed! All 186 biographies, plus the 1940 Allamakee co. History, have been transcribed - from S. Ferrall & Diana Dietrich (10/6/2018)

MILITARY RECORDS
*World War I honor roll was updated, adding an entry for F.M. Putnam (+photo) - coordinator (10/19/18)

OBITUARIES (over 12,530+ transcribed obits) & OBITUARY INDEX (updated 10/19/18)
*Another obit was added to the previously posted obit of Melvin S. Jones - from S. Ferrall 10/19/18)
*Thank-you to our October obituary contributors: Joy Moore, Reid R. Johnson & S. Ferrall

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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 August & September 2018

BIOGRAPHIES - misc. bios from many sources
*The bio of W.K. Martin was posted, Mexican War soldier & early Allamakee co. settler - from S. Ferrall (9/8/18)

CEMETERY RECORDS & Gravestone Photo Project (GPP)
*Research Alerts and Woodmansee Notes have been entered for English Bench & Oakland cemeteries - from 'LA' & Richard O'Brien (9/16/18)

MILITARY RECORDS
*Mexican-American war honor roll was updated - coordinator (9/8/18)

OBITUARIES (over 12,510+ transcribed obits) & OBITUARY INDEX (updated 09/22/18)
*Additional obits or info. were added to those previously posted for Eleanora Leppert, Mary Saddler, Sadie Leppert, Dorothy Leppert, Carl T. Ryan, Clarence Johnson, William Beardmore, Earl S. Beardmore, Alfred E. Beardmore, William Bulman, James Rowe, Grant Hartley, James G. Bulman, Andrew Leppert & Richard Colvin (a correction) - from 'LA', Connie Ellis, Joy Moore & Richard O'Brien (August & September, various dates)
*Thank-you to our August & September obituary contributors: Reid Johnson, Connie Ellis, Cheryl Moonen, S. Ferrall, Joy Moore & 'LA'

QUERIES
*Marj Berriman would like additional information on James A. Kennedy, especially the names of his parents. If you can help please reply to her query.
*Betty Fitzgerald is asking for help with her Fitzgerald & Whalen research. If you can help please reply to her query.


New or updated in June & July 2018

ALLAMAKEE ALBUMS - Family Albums & Miscellaneous Photos from Allamakee county
*Updated the Dorchester People Album. An ID was made for an unknown woman in a previously posted photo, another photo was added, and several comments were added to the page - from Dennis J. Regan (7/12/18)

CEMETERY RECORDS & Gravestone Photo Project (GPP)
*Research Alerts and Woodmansee Notes have been entered for the Maple Hill, Rossville & Old West Paint Creek cemetery. Many surnames -from Richard O'Brien (June & July)

'LIL BITS
Updated! Irish Immigrant Ads Placed in Irish Newspapers, 1850's - 1880's - from S. Ferrall (7/24/18)

MARRIAGE RECORDS - marriages, anniversaries & divorces
*Added to user-contributed marriage records: Schimming-Tierny, 1902; Houlihan-Koscki, 1903 & Brown-Beneke, 1941 - from Joy Moore, Vicki Valley & Sarah Thorson Little (07/31/18)

MILITARY RECORDS
*A newspaper article & photo of Roy Vickery was added to the Korean Conflict Honor Roll - from Connie Ellis (6/17/18)

NEWSPAPER RECORDS
*Northern Line Packet Company, from Dubuque Daily Times, 3/27/1870 - from Cheryl Moonen

OBITUARIES (over 12,480+ transcribed obits) & OBITUARY INDEX (updated 07/31/18)
*Additional information was added to the previously posted obit of Elsie Landt - from 'LA' (6/19/18)
*A photo was added to the obit of Mildred Krousie (posted in 2014) and the obit of Burton Wild (posted 2013) - from Connie Ellis (6/20/18)
*Thank-you to our June & July obituary contributors: AdaMarie Kerndt, Joy Moore, Reid R. Johnson, Connie Ellis, S. Ferrall & 'LA'

SURNAME REGISTRY - if you've registered your surname interests in the past, and have since changed your email address, please contact the coordinator.
*Dennis J. Regan has registered his research interest 'Regan' in the Surname Registry.


New or updated in May 2018

CEMETERY RECORDS & Gravestone Photo Project (GPP)
*Research Alerts and Woodmansee Notes have been entered for the Bethleham & Paint Rock cemeteries - from Betty Saddler-Palmer & Richard O'Brien

IMMIGRATION & NATURALIZATION RECORDS
*Added to researcher contributed records, Schaefernolte family immigration from Germany (1873) & some misc. family history - from Steve Grover (5/8/18)

MILITARY RECORDS
*The WWII Honor Roll: added Clement Keenan - coordinator (5/13/18)
*The WWI page titled "Soldiers & Sailors Homecoming Celebrations" was updated with several news articles about the events in the county - also added a wonderful photo of a WWI tank that was displayed in Lansing during their celebration - from S. Ferrall & Terry Wostal (5/6/18)

NEWSPAPER RECORDS
*1872 news articles "Harkins Horse Stolen" and "Howard Son Injured" - from Cheryl Moonen (5/13/18)
*1878 news article "Tragedy at Waterville" - from Reid R. Johnson (5/13/18)

OBITUARIES (over 12,430+ transcribed obits)
*More complete obits for Gerald A'Hearn & Donald Reeder were added to those previously posted - from S. Ferrall
*Photos were added to the previously posted obits of Marvin Flack, Beth S. Leckey, Luella Gibbs, Leonard L. Roffman, Everett Bollman & Truman W. Slitor- from Connie Ellis
*Thank-you to our May obituary contributors: 'LA', Connie Ellis, S. Ferrall, Richard O'Brien

QUERIES
*Steve Grover is researching his wife's Schaefernolte family. Reply to his Query if you have information to exchange.

SCHOOL RECORDS
*1934 Postville HS Graduation program w/graduate roster and added 2 photos to the Minert school page - from Carol (Wullner) Johnson (5/1/18)

SURNAME REGISTRY - if you've registered your surname interests in the past, and have since changed your email address, please contact the coordinator.
*Tammy (O'Hare) Kuhn has updated her email address on the registry. She is researching the O'Hare, Marsden & O'Laughlin families
*Steve Grover has added his research interest to the registry - his wife's Schaefernolte family
*Stephanie (Schroeder) Houston has updated her email address. She is researching the Schroeder, Miller, Nise & Wegner families. She is especially interested in finding information on her dad, Carlton W. Schroeder and his family.


New or updated in March & April 2018

BIOGRAPHY COLLECTIONS
*New database! The new "Resident of the Month" database is complete for the years 1972 thru 1974. Most of the bios include a photo of the subject - from S. Ferrall (4/7/2018)

HISTORICAL ITEMS & PICTURES
*Allamakee co. Postoffice page was updated with a 1950 photo & article about the Dorchester post office - from S. Ferrall (4/5/18)
*The Lansing Photos pg 3 was updated with 3 vintage photos of Lansing - from Aubrie Lee (4/5/18)
*Major update! The Hall Maternity Hospital page was updated with many additional names & information about the hospital - from Connie Ellis & S. Ferrall (3/3/18)
*A vintage photo of the current Allamakee county courthouse was added to the Courthouse history page - from Aubrey Lynn Lee (3/3/18)

MARRIAGE RECORDS - marriages, anniversaries & divorces
*Added to user-contributed marriage records: Parkerson-Rushman, 1921 - from LA (4/20/18)

OBITUARIES (over 12,415+ transcribed obits)
*Thank-you to our March & April obit contributors: Audrey Haught, S. Ferrall, Joyce Reilly, 'LA', Norman Hjelmeland & Ken Wright

QUERIES
*Diane Thornton is researching the Thomas & Ellen Finnegan family, Wexford vicinity. Reply to her query if you have information to exchange.

SCHOOL RECORDS
*1922 photo of a group of PHS students; 1924, 1934 & 1952 Postville HS Graduation programs w/graduate rosters - from Carol (Wullner) Johnson (4/28/18)


New or updated in January & February 2018

ALLAMAKEE ALBUMS - Family Albums & Miscellaneous Photos from Allamakee county
*Updated album! Photos of Sand Cove & vicinity residents, nearly 2 dozen additional photos added, many surnames & some needing IDs - from Audrey (Colsch) Berger (01/27/18)

HISTORICAL ITEMS & PICTURES
*Updated the Waterville page with a news article about the old Waterville Flour mill - from S. Ferrall (2/3/18)
*Updated the Lybrand-Myron page with a letter titled "When Myron was a Thriving Town" - from S. Ferrall (2/3/18)

LAND RECORDS
New database! Iowa Department of Agriculture, Allamakee co. Century Farms, 1976-2016 - formatted & contributed by S. Ferrall

MARRIAGE RECORDS - marriages, anniversaries & divorces
*Added to user-contributed marriage records: Kiepper-Fish; Klosterboer-Hatz & Rugmeier-Beddow - from Joyce Reilly (2/23/18)
*Added to user-contributed marriage records: Fowler-Bascom & Gray-Wolcott - from Cheryl Moonen (2/23/2018)
*Added to Anniversary announcements: Mr. & Mrs. Broderick and Mr. & Mrs. Kolstad, both 1933 - from Joyce Reilly (2/23/18)
*Added to marriage licenses issued: Buege-Lippe and Kiesau-Feuerhelm - from Joyce Reilly (2/23/18)
*Added to user-contributed marriage records: Schlea-Meier, 1899 - from Joy Moore (2/3/18)

MILITARY RECORDS
*Added the entry of Almer J. Hanson on the WWI Honor Roll - coordinator (2/8/2018)

NEWSPAPER RECORDS
*March 1933 news articles titled "Dissolution of Partnership" and "Licenses Issued With No Waiting" - from Joyce Reilly (2/23/18)
*Dec. 1876 newspaper article titled "Prison Items" - from Cheryl Moonen (1/1/18)

OBITUARIES (over 12,390+ transcribed obits)
*Photos were added to the previously posted obits of C.W. DeGarmo & Willard Schutte - from Joyce Reilly (2/11/18)
*Thank-you to our January & February obit contributors: Connie Ellis, S. Ferrall, Richard O'Brien, Cheryl Moonen, David Simon, Errin Wilker, Joyce Reilly & Reid R. Johnson

QUERIES
*Carl Christianson has posted a query with questions about Center twp. #7 aka Darby School. Reply to the query if you have info.
*Shelley Cardiel has rescued a photograph of Carl Orman and his bride, Louisa Engelhorn, taken their wedding day in Mitchell, SD, 4/23/1902. Shelley would like to locate someone from the family so that the wonderful photograph can be returned to their care. (1/3/18)

SCHOOL RECORDS
*2 vintage photos were added to the Miscellaneous Lansing High School page: ca1930 HS Band & the 1930 HS Basketball boys team - from Audrey Lynn Lee (2/23/18)

SURNAME REGISTRY - if you've registered your surname interests in the past, and have since changed your email address, please contact the coordinator.
*Linda Colton has updated her email address. She is researching the Foote family.


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