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To contribute any type of Clayton co. Church record or a photo, please contact the site coordinator

This page was updated 07/18/2022

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'Authorizations' to Perform Marriages in Clayton county - Very early documents 1840's & 1850's

Norwegian Parish Records - Selected records of people who lived in Clayton county

Directories:
1865 Church Directory - Clayton co. churches from the 1865 Iowa State Gazetteer
Current Clayton co. houses of worship

Historical Sketches of Iowa Baptists, 1886 - Selected chapters - Baptist Church History in Northeastern Iowa
-Growth, Boundries, Associations, Baptisms, Home Mission Society -
Chapter V
-The Dubuque Association -
Chapter XXIII
-The Dubuque Association -
Chapter XXIV
-The Turkey River Association -
Chapter XXXV

Turkey River Settlements - History of the Turkey River Parishes - the Norwegian Lutheran Congregations

More info. on the individual churches:
-East Clermont Lutheran
-Marion Lutheran (Gunder)
-Norway Lutheran (St. Olaf)
-Highland Lutheran

Certificates of Baptism - Researcher-contributed certificates of baptism

Certificates of Confirmation - Researcher-contributed certificates of confirmation

Sunday Schools (aka Sabbath School) - Researcher-contributed, misc. years

Apostolic Christian Dunkard Church, Marion twp.
Brief History

Congregational Churches

Home Missionary Society
- Extracted Clayton co. data 1843-1911 from the The Pilgrims of Iowa

More info. on the individual Congregational churches:
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First Congregational Church of McGregor
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First Congregational Church of Elkader aka "The Round Church"
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Strawberry Point Congregational Church
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National Congregational Church (1869-1894) - later was the German Lutheran Church at National (1894-unknown)

Congregational Church, Monona - see Garden City United Methodist

Christian Science Church, McGregor
History

East Clermont Lutheran Church
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History of the Church & Photos
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History of the Turkey River Parishes - the Norwegian Lutheran Congregations
- 1966 church cookbook, arranged by the contributors surname:
A-G * H-N * O-Y

Emerson Church, Section 23, Mallory twp.
Photo & a bit of info.

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Peace - aka Peace Lutheran, Clayton (originally a Methodist church)
Photo & a bit of info.

Fairview Church of United Brethren in Christ, Section 20, Mallory twp.
History 1854 - 1955 & other misc. information

First Evangelical Lutheran Church, McGregor
In 1936 the Norwegian Lutheran aka Stavanger, and the Swedian Lutheran aka English Lutheran churches merged to form the First Evangelical Lutheran church.
Historical info., photos & misc. information

Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church, Elkader - Peace United Church of Christ
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Photos & history 1905-1936, and other misc. info.
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Construction photos 1922/23

Garden City United Methodist, Monona (created with the merger of Pilgrim Evangelical United Methodist Church, Monona United Methodist Church, Volney United Methodist Church and Luana United Methodist Church in January 1974)
Miscellaneous items & photos

German Lutheran & Reformed church, Guttenberg - see below St. John's Lutheran & St. Paul's United Lutheran

German Lutheran church, Farmersburg - St. John's Lutheran Church
News article, photos & misc. other information

German Lutheran Church, Garnavillo - St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church
-Photo & misc. historical information

German Lutheran Church, Monona - St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
Photos & brief church history

German Lutheran Church, National (the church originally was Congregational denomination, then purchased by the German Lutheran congregation in 1894, who held services through the 1920's and possibly later )
Photo & other misc. records

German Lutheran Churches, Strawberry Point - St. Sebald & Emanuel Lutheran
Photos, history & other misc. records

German Presbyterian Church, McGregor
Church history 1862-1914

Gooding Church / Robert's Creek Church, Wagner township - see Garden City United Methodist

Highland Lutheran Church, Highland twp.
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Church history 1900 - 1972, and other misc. items
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History of the Turkey River Parishes - the Norwegian Lutheran Congregations

Hopewell Church - Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Clayton co.
History 1856-1870

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Elkport
Vintage photos & other misc. info.

Jewish Community, McGregor
History

Luana Methodist Society, Luana - see Garden City United Methodist

Marion Lutheran Church, Gunder
- Miscellaneous items
- History of the Turkey River Parishes - the Norwegian Lutheran Congregations

Methodist Episcopal Church appointments, 1906
Document board posting, surnames: Young, McCabe, Hall, Williams, Shoemaker & Rogers

Methodist Episcopal Church, County Corners
Photo & news articles

Methodist Episcopal Church, Farmersburg
Photo

Methodist Episcopal Church, Guttenberg
Photo & history 1890-1936

Methodist Episcopal Church, Luana
Brief history & other misc.

Methodist Episcopal Church, McGregor
History & other misc.

Methodist Episcopal Church, North McGregor (Marquette)
A brief history

Methodist Episcopal Church, Strawberry Point
History & photos 1854-1966

Norway Lutheran Church, St. Olaf
Miscellaneous items
History of the Turkey River Parishes - the Norwegian Lutheran Congregations

Old Stone Church, Watson
Photo, maps & history
Additional information: see Garden City United Methodist

Pilgrim United Methodist, Monona - see Garden City United Methodist

Pioneer Rock Church, Ceres
Photos & history 1858-1936

St. Peter's Evangelical German Lutheran church, Garnavillo
Photos & other misc. information
Note: the history of the church in Garnavillo & the church in Ceres are very closely related. For the most complete information read both pages.

Robert's Creek / Gooding Church, Wagner township - see Garden City United Methodist

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Cox Creek
History, photos & notes

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Littleport
History, photos & notes

Salem's Evangelical Church, Watson - 'Prairie Church'
Brief history
See also: Garden City United Methodist

St. John's Evangelical & Reformed Church, Garber
A brief history & other misc.

St. John's Lutheran Church, Farmersburg - see above: German Lutheran church, Farmersburg

St. John's Lutheran Church, Luana
History, photos & misc. data

St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg
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Misc. items
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Early burial records
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Death register 1859, 1860 & 1861
- Early birth/baptism records
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1855 Confirmation class
- Marriage records 1854-1863:
pg 80-82 * pg 84-86 * pg 86-87 * pg 88-89 * pg 90 * pg 91

St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Elkader
History, photos & other misc. info. New content added 07/18/2022 (1915)

St. Mary's Church, Guttenberg
Photos, some history & misc. records

St. Mary's Church, McGregor
Misc. photos & records

St. Mary's Church, Strawberry Point
Misc. data

St. Michael's Catholic Church, Elkport
Photos & misc.

St. Michael's Church, Garber
Photos & misc.

St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Monona
History & photo

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church - see above: German Lutheran Church, Monona

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church - see above: German Lutheran Church, Garnavillo

St. Paul's United Lutheran Church, Guttenberg
Misc. items

St. Peter's Evangelical German Lutheran church, Garnavillo
Photos & other misc. information

Pioneer Rock Church, Ceres

Photos & history 1858-1936

Note: the history of the church in Garnavillo & the church in Ceres are very closely related. For the most complete information read both pages.

St. Richard's Catholic Church - see St. Patrick's Catholic church, Monona

St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Giard twp.
1880 -1946, history & photos

Universalist Church, Elkader
Misc. information

Volga Presbyterian Church, Volga City, Sperry twp.
Brief history, photo & misc. other

Wood Center Methodist Church, Elk twp. - Ebenezer church
Photos & history

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Clayton Centre
Photos & history 1855-1955

Additional information on Clayton co. churches can
be found in the
1882 township & town histories


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