Post Offices established in
the State of Iowa, since 1st December, 1846, taken
from the books of the Post Office Department:
Clayton county: Guttenburg & Elkader
Postoffice & Postmasters
May 30 -- Garnavillo, Clayton county, David G.
June/July -- Elkader, Clayton county, Horace D.
Aug/Sept -- Elkport, Clayton county, John B.
Aug/Sept. -- Monona, Clayton county, Phineas P.
December 1851 -- the following new Post Offices
have been established: Panther Creek, Clayton county,
E.C. Forbes, P.M.
Post-offices & the Postmasters
||John D. Martin
|Cox Creek ...
|Grand Meadow ...
||John P. Kriebs
|High Grove ...
|Honey Creek ...
|Little Port ...
|Locust Hill ...
|New Stand ...
|Peck's Ferry ...
|Volga City ...
Weekly Times, Dubuque, April 4, 1861 -
C.F. Glass, appointed postmaster at Guttenberg
From a post office directory of 1868 listing
postmasters in Clayton County in 1868:
Ceres - J. M. Hagensick
Clayton - Jas. G. Jerome
Communia - Joseph Venus
Council Hill - P. F. Dickinson
Cox's Creek - George S. Peck
Elkader - Fielding Snedigar
Elkport - Charles Schecker
Farmersburgh - William Reed
Garnavillo - Geo. W. Beach
Gem - David Jacobia
Giard - Louis Misz
Guttenberg - Clemens Schwaller
Hardin - Julius C. Beedy
Henderson Prairie - James Henderson
Highland - E. L. Hammond
Littleport - Frederick Peick
Luana - Jas. M. Chapman
McGregor - Willard A. Benton
Millville - Wm. Woodworth
Monona - Charles A. Dean
National - Merrill A. Knight
North McGregor - Andrew P. Lipe
Read - J. C. Hagensick
Saint Sebald - G. Schuchmann
Strawberry Point - Benj. P. Rawson
Volga City - Henry White
Wagner - Patrick Sullivan
Yankee Settlement - John B. Crandall
~Information submitted to the Clayton County
Register by Lorell Wolf, son of George C. Wolf,
and assistant librarian at the University of
Wisconsin in 1949. Published in the Clayton
County Register, Thur., 29 Dec. 1949
~contriibuted by Reid R. Johnson
Luana's Postmasters 1864-1940. Date given is date
James Monroe Chapman, Nov. 1864
William Mott, February, 1868
Wallace W. Pettit, August, 1878
Andrew M. Bronson, September 1881
Tom W. Burgess, March 1886
Alpheus Ernst, August 1889
John Hurley, Jr., July 1893
James M. Chapman, January, 1898
Susan M. Chapman, November 1905-Sept 1940
~source: Postville Herald, October 2, 1940
Some Clayton county postmasters were paid as
little as $10 a year 78 years ago when the county had
some 29 post offices.
The one at McGregor received $2,100 in salaries.
Elkader, the county seat, rated a $730 post office
and Strawberry Point, $410.
This information was turned up by Lorell Wolf, son of
George C. Wolf, who left Elkader over 30 years ago.
Wolf is now assistant librarian at the University of
Wisconsin. His hobby is collecting stamps and in his
searches he turned up an old post office directory
dated 1872 which revealed that only nine postmasters
in Clayton county earned more than a hundred dollars
a year in those days.
Besides the top three these included North McGregor,
$370; Guttenberg, $280; Garnavillo, $200; Monona,
$150; Luana, $130; and Clayton, $120.
The lowest paid postmaster worked at Siegel for $10 a
Other salaries included Communia, $23; Elkport, $87;
Farmersburg (spelled Farmersburgh) $47; Giard $71;
Littleport $21; Mederville $12; Millville $61;
National $81; Saint Sebald $64; Cox's Creek $48; and
Volga City $89.
There are other names familiar to old timers: Ceres
$52; Council Hill $43; Gem $35; Hardin $74; Highland
$38; Read $40; Wagner $17; and Yankee Settlement
Money order post offices were located in Elkader,
Garnavillo, Guttenberg, McGregor and Strawberry
Point, with a British International money order
office at McGregor.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 29 Dec.
1949; salaries are from an 1872 Post Office Directory
~contributed by Reid R. Johnson
|1878 - 1882
Postoffice changes during the week ending August
Luana, Clayton county, W.W. Pettit
Post office changes for the week ending May 3,
Postmasters appointed -
Wagner, Clayton county, Henry Walter
Post Office Changes for the week ending March 13,
Updegraff, Clayton county, Daniel Riuinger,
Postoffice changes for the week ending February 4,
Pine Mills, Clayton county
|1904 Clayton county Postoffices
North Buena Vista
|1916 Clayton county Postoffices
North Buena Vista
Postoffices discontinued by
Gunder - served by Postville, Allamakee county
National - served by McGregor
Watson - served by McGregor
Wood - served by Edgewood