What's New on Black Hawk County IAGenWeb!
|March 11, 2017||Re-did Census Index, Photos Index and added an IAGenWeb Special Projects page|
|March 11, 2017||Index Page remodeled and Uploaded|
|March 10, 2017||New County Coordinators, Kermit Kittleson and Karen De Groote Contact Us!|
The balance of this page represents the old "What's
New" page. Non-working links will be disabled over time.
|April 25, 2016||Added biographical sketch for Rev. William Cremer
Cremer, William J., Rev.
|December 10, 2015||the 17,000th obituary was placed on the Black Hawk obits board today.
|September 25, 2014||the 14,000th obituary was placed on the Black Hawk obits board today.
|June 7, 2014||New additons to Black Hawk County Military Data.
The Vietnam War Casualty List has been added Vietnam War Casualties
|June 1, 2014||New additons to Black Hawk County Military Data.
The Korean War Casualty List has been added Korean War Casualties
The WWII Dead and Missing has been updated World War II Casualties
|May 31, 2014||New additon to Black Hawk - The County section, a historical collection about the Iowa Baptists in Blackhawk County. Iowa Baptist|
|April 8, 2014||Completed adding all Waterloo Courier Obits for 2013 -- thanks to Sandy Bell. Obits Board|
|March 20, 2014||Reached 12,200 obituaries on the Obits Board|
|March 12, 2014||Connie Bouhaik becomes the new Blackhawk County Coordinator.|
|Feb. 7, 2014||Added a lot of information and pictures regarding county schools.|
|January 30, 2014||Removed many names from the Highland cemetery listing after it was discovered they belonged in Highland Cem., What Cheer, Iowa.|
|December 27, 2013||Reached 11,000 obituaries on the Obits Board|
|October 2013||Reached 20,975 gravestone photos on GPP|
|September 2013||Reached 10,000 obits on
About 4,000 obits added in past year!
Revamped many pages.
|June 1, 2013||Revamped the "Tour of Waterloo" page|
|June 1, 2013||Added about 100 tombstone photos for Zion Lutheran Cem. to GPP|
|June 1, 2013||Blackhawk is up for adoption - Kermit Kittleson is the interim coordinator.
Many thanks to Laura Blair and all the work she put into the website.
|April, 2013||We have 8,257 obituaries! Thanks to S. Bell, K. Kittleson, M. O'Conner, and D. Scott. S.Bell and K.Kittleson have been busy submitting pictures to go along with the obituaries.|
|March, 2013||Biography of Mrs. Charles (Emma Lucy) Hammond Mullan|
Over 100 Years In and Around Finchford. Submitted by Jennifer Jackson
We have over 960 new obituaries added to the Obituary Board, most with photos. Many thanks to S.Bell, K.Kittleson and D. Scott
Early Settlers of Black Hawk Co, Waterloo Courier, 28 Aug 1908, p.3 (.pdf)
Early Settlers and Gravestone Information--"Retrospective" near the center of column 2. (.pdf)
Early Settlers in Black Hawk Co. and Country School History. Waterloo Courier, 27 Aug 1907, p.5 (.pdf)
|September/October, 2012||There are 502 new obituaries added with photos. We now have over 6200 obituaries with photos in the database. Many thanks to S.Bell, K.Kittleson, K.Sanchez, D.Scott.|
So far, we're over 5,700 obituaries with photos. Thanks to S.Bell, G.Erickson, K.Kittleson and D.Scott.
A family picnic brought Karon King and LaVern Velau by the Turner Cemetery and they photographed it for us! Thank you so much. You can see the stones at http://iowagravestones.org
Many thanks to Gerry and Ruth Wester for their contribution of the St. Francis Cemetery. It has been completely photographed. Visit the cemetery at http://iowagravestones.org
Kermit Kittleson recently sent us a new Black Hawk County Alphabetical Listing, July 27, 2012.
The Obituary Board now has over 5,400 obituaries with pictures on it. Thanks to S.Bell, Kathy, K.Kittleson, LA, and D.Scott for their July contributions.
Thanks to our many volunteers who are adding obituaries with pictures to the BHC Obituary board: anonymous, K.Bebout, S.Bell, D.Harrison, K.Kittleson, D. Scott we are getting close to the 5,000th entry.
Currently streamling the cemetery files so they will load faster.
Wonder what the new column headings are for the 1940 census? Mary Eldridge spent time on discovering what they are. See them here
Over 200 new obituaries added to the Obituary Board for April. Thanks to S. Bell and K. Kittleson.
New, Complete April, 2012, listing for Hudson Cemetery.
113 records added to the Iowa Gravestone Project for St. Mary's of Gilbertville, Black Hawk Co. Many thanks to Gerry & Ruth
Our Obituary Board volunteers have been busy this month. There have been over 300 new obituaries added with pictures. Thanks to S. Bell, B. Hootman, D. Scott, J. Schuler
Kermit Kittleson recently redesigned the Blackhawk County Township map for this website.
I would like to thank the following Obituary Board volunteers for their contributions. We've had over 300 new obituaries, most with pictures. S.Bell, D.Badker, J.Conroy, D.Scott, C. Wilson
1945 Cedar Falls Business Listing,
S. Bell, C. Diamond, C. Ellis, K.Kittleson and D. Scott have generously donated over 700 new obituaries to the Obituaries Board. We now have over 4,000 obituaries, many with pictures! Thanks to volunteers S. Bell, C. Diamond, B. Graves, K. Kittleson, D. Scott
There are close to 20,000 Black Hawk County gravestone photos in the iowagravestones.org database. Donated by our dedicated volunteers! Look for new photos from Westview, Mt. Olivet, Spring Creek, Calvary, Garden of Memories, Fairview, Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, St. Mary's of Gilbertville and others. You can view the headstones for Black Hawk County here.
Not to be forgotten is the tremendous amount of obituaries put on the Obituary database. S. Bell has been working overtime in contributing the newer obituaries to the county board. She has added more than 2,100 obituaries with pictures over the past few months. If you are in need of some new you might try looking it up here. This is a very complete listing of all the county's obituaries for the past few years.
|August, 2011||Social Security Death Indexes for people born in 1876, 1877 and 1878 and died in Black Hawk County.|
A newly updated listing for Hudson Cemetery has been added. Click here to view it. Many thanks to Sandy Bell and Kermit Kittleson. They also photographed several new Hudson Cemetery gravestones, which are located at http://iowagravestones.org
More than 200 obituaries with pictures has been added to the Obituary Board by S. Bell, K.Kittleson and D.Scott.
Mt. Olivet Cemetery has had over 200 gravestones photographed by Jim and Mary Jane.
Gerry and Ruth have added over 100 new gravestones to Westview and Spring Creek cemeteries.
New photo of civil war veteran Matthew Toole who served from Black Hawk Co., Iowa but is not buried in the county.
2010 In-depth survey of the Cemetery was done by Bonnie Siebel. She also photographed all the cemetery's stones and they are located on iowagravestones.org. Contact Bonnie at email@example.com if you have any questions. A Cemetery Map in .pdf format is provided here. Also provided are Excel spreadsheets for the Rows, Lots, Graves and the Alphabetized Listing. Bonnie sent along several pictures of the Church and the Cemetery. View them here.
100+ obituaries most with pictures added to the Obituary Message Board by Sandy Bell and Diane M. Scott.
Gerry and Ruth Wester have been busily adding various family gravestones to the database.
Washburn Cemetery has been photographed by Gerrie and Ruth Wester. The gravestones are located at http://iowagravestones.org.
Obituary Board entries have been standardized for easier searching
200+ new pictures and obituaries added to the Obituary Message Board. Thanks to Sandy Bell, Kermit Kittleson, Jerry Newlon and Diane M. Scott.
|April, 2011||Newly added: Civil War Gravestones. For veterans who served from Black Hawk County but are buried outside the county. If you have pictures and a brief history, please consider sharing them with Black Hawk County researchers.|
List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 (1812-1883)
150+ new obituaries many with pictures have been added to the Obituaries Message Board on this website. Thanks to S. Bell, C. Ellis, S. Ferrall, D. Scott.
The Church taking care of St. Mary's of Mount Carmel Cemetery generously donated their information to the Iowagravestones.org project. There are over 1000 photos.
Trible Family Information: Additional Family History and Trible Home in Raymond added. Submitted by Graydon Trible
Thomas Biscoe Doxey Civil War Diary transcribed;
60+ new obituaries added to the Obituaries Database, most with pictures of deceased. S. Bell
Black Hawk Index of "Iowa Press Assn. 1940 Who's Who in Iowa."
150+ new obituaries added to the IAGenWeb Obituaries Database, most with pictures of deceased. by S. Bell
In progress is an updating of St. Francis Cemetery since the original WPA Survey of the 1930's. Encompasses corrections/additions to the original data. See pictures of newest gravestones located in the cemetery at the http://iowagravestones.org database.
Very small listing of Pearl Harbor Naval assignments from men from Black Hawk County, Iowa.
|November, 2010||100+ new obituaries added to the IAGenWeb Obituaries Database, most with pictures of deceased. by S. Bell|
|October, 2010||New Civil War Memories Page. Contributors Joe Conroy and Mary Mys|
Most of St. Francis Catholic Church has been photographed by Geraldine Wester. Visit Iowagravestones.org Project.
Gravestone photos added from St. Mary's and St. Francis cemeteries to the Iowa Gravestones Project.
An additional 500+ photos have been added to their obituaries by S. Bell. There have been over 1,000 new obituaries added to the Obituary Database.
Many WWI obituaries have been added to the Obituary Database by Joe Conroy.
Thanks to Kermit Knittleson, the Hudson Cemetery has been updated Sep. 2010.
Over 400 new obituaries added to the Obituary Message Board on this site. Most come with pictures of the decedent. Thanks to S. Bell and K. Kittleson.
Contact Joe Conroy for a brand new service to this Black Hawk County website. Joe is offering to look up obituaries as well as other facts for our researchers. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
|June, 2010||Honor Services for Brave Dead Memorial Day & Roll of Dead in WWI|
Complete listing for German Burial Grounds, Mary Eldridge
German Burial Grounds completely photographed for the Iowagravestones.org Project
|200+ gravestone pictures from St. Pauls Church Cemetery|
Lichty Family additions to Orange Township Cemetery (J-W First Names)
Letter to the editor: Historical Waterloo
Updated Listing for East Janesville Cemetery
Added new pioneer family: Lane, Ordway, Davis by Michael Lane
Completed Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, Devotion Section
Completed Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, Gethsemane Section
Completed Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, Good Shepherd Section
Mt. Vernon Cemetery has an up-to-date listing as well as being totally photographed for the Iowa Gravestones Project.
Completed, Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, Last Supper Section
Added Pioneers DULL, LICHTY & WEIGLE to the Pioneer Pages
Over 100 new names added to the Orange Twp. Cemetery Listing
Mrs. George Hanna's Pioneer History and Around Town Pictures (.pdf)
VIRDEN, FANCHER and MULLAN Pioneer Families: over 30 obituaries, biographies, marriages and other information (Mary Mys)
1850 in-depth Black Hawk County US Census
First Postmaster, George Mullan, and the History of Presidential Appointments as Postmasters
Blessing Cemetery, Revised (.html format) (submitted by Von Mings Stachon)
VIRDEN and FANCHER Pioneer Families: What happened to them?
Black Hawk County Court "Firsts"
|May, 2009||Wilhelm (William) and Elfriede Beckmann Meissner|
Brown, Gambrill, Ritz, Winebrenner families
Up-to-date Listing for Blessing Cemetery and WPA Names
Just Added: Lost and Found Photos for Black Hawk Co. Send in your unidentified photos to see if someone knows who they are.
Hudson Cemetery Completed, September 2008 by Kermit Kittleson
Arza, Burgess, Dibble Families Update from Sandy Burgess McClay
1893 LaPorte City Newspaper, definition of Family Names
Trible Family; History of Land and a House.
Fairview Cemetery, Waterloo, check out the 1,000+ headstones added to the Iowa Gravestone Project (http://iowagravestones.org)
Oliver Alexander Family; Henry W. Bucher Family and Herbert McIntosh Family all of Dunkerton, Iowa
Page last updated: 11 Mar 2017