IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.


What's New?
A Journal
of Site Updates & Important Announcements

This page was updated on June 11, 2018

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Thank-you notes:

*I've used this website for a couple of years and usually find something that helps fill out my family tree. Thank-you ... Mike P., Dubuque
*I so appreciate all the obits posted on this site. I make use of these often in my research and records... Judy Moyna, President of the Clayton County Genealogy Society, Elkader, Iowa (1/22/18)
*The Civil War soldier collection is impressive... Mike W., Tennessee (1/16/18)

*A family friend told us she'd found this website and suggested we try it. We've found several interesting things for our research. Please accept our thanks for all of the work you've done to help others... Mike & Lois, Cody, Wyoming (12/6/17)
*I found that my grandparents were married in Clayton county Iowa and not in Wisconsin. It was a great find! Thanks so much for this website. I'm not done searching your records and hope to find more ... Marlene F., Madison, WI (11/16/2017)
*How did I not know about this website? Thanks for everything. The obits were especially helpful .... Lorraine B., Knoxville, Tennessee (8/7/17)
*My wife & I have just returned home after a week long visit to beautiful Clayton county. This website proved to be extremely useful before and during our trip. Keep up the good work! It is appreciated ..... Ralph & Myann S., Chicago, IL (6/17/17)
*Clayton is one of my favorite county websites to visit and I do so at least once a week doing research. It is very easy to travel through and you don't have to work at it to find what you are looking for .... Constance (4/24/17)
*I found that my ggg-grandfather was in the Civil War thanks to this website. I wish I had a picture of him ..... Phyllis A., Sioux City (1/8/17)
*The website is very impressive. ..... Manny F., New York City (1/2/17)



New or updated in May & June 2018

CEMETERY RECORDS (burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (IGPP)
*Photos of gravestones in St. Patrick Catholic cemetery, Monona were shared on IGPP - from Jym Montgomery (thru-out May)
*Updated! St. Patrick Catholic cemetery, Monona - coordinator (thru-out May)

CHURCH RECORDS
*Updated! Norwegian Parish Records, adding many names & notes - from T.D. Johansen (5/10/18)


COURT RECORDS
*New! 1878 Clayton county Justice & District Court proceedings as reported in the newspapers - from Reid R. Johnson (5/23/18)
*Added grand & petit jurors for 1878 & 1879
- from Reid R. Johnson (5/10/18)

DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS
*Updated! Photographer directory - coordinator (6/11/18)
*New! 1879
Clayton County Township Officers. Over 300 names on this list! - from Reid R. Johnson (5/22/18)
*Updated! A.F. & A.M. directory, adding the 1878 Volga City & Garnavillo lodge officers - from Reid Johnson (5/10/18)

*Updated! The Social, Fraternal, etc. page for Elkader, Elkport, Garnavillo & Volga City (all 1878) - from Reid Johnson (5/10/18)

DOCUMENTS
(document board) (indexes to the documents posted on the board: index 1 * index 2)
*As new items are posted to the document board the indexes will be updated as time permits & some of the postings will be moved to other pages on this website.

MARRIAGE RECORDS (marriage licenses, engagements, marriages & divorces)
*Compiled marriages updated, all from 1872 - from Audrey Haught (5/2/18)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*Isaac Martin was added to the Civil War Honor Roll - coordinator (5/10/18)

OBITUARY BOARD - We now have 10,310+ obits! Do you have an obituary to share? Want to add a photo or do you have corrections to a posted obit? E-mail the photo or corrections to the Clayton co. coordinator to be added to the obituary.
*A complete obit was added to the previously posted obit of Patrick J. Kennedy - from Cheryl Moonen
*Longer obits were added to the previously posted obits of Robert M. Boyce, Roger D. Blietz (+photo) & Ronald Wold (+photo) - from S. Ferrall
*Additional obits were added to the previously posted obits of Milton Klema, Warren Goodin & Johanna Garaghty - from Reid R. Johnson
*More complete obits were added to those previously posted for Mary Yohe, Cora Kliefoth (+photo) & Ila Chickering - from Connie Ellis
*Thank-you to the May & June obituary contributors - Connie Ellis, Cheryl Moonen, Ken Wright, S. Ferrall & Reid R. Johnson

OBITUARY INDEX - last updated 06/07/2018

ODDS & ENDS
*Updated! State Asylum page - from Reid R. Johnson (5/10/18 & 5/22/18)

PHOTO ALBUMS - photos of Clayton county, family albums, a listing of photographers, and misc. other related items
*New! Mallory Family album - from Judy (Mallory) Holthaus (6/11/18)

SCHOOL RECORDS
*The photo originally thought to be of the Class of 1932 Monona HS, was correctly ID'ed & moved to the Farmersburg schools page - correction sent by Carol Marting from the Monona Museum (5/29/18)

SURNAME REGISTRY
*Judy (Mallory) Holthaus has updated her email address. She is researching the Dodge, Every, Knee, Mallory & White families (6/11/18)
*Kathy Hines has updated her email address. She is researching the Buker & Menke families (06/11/18)

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OFF-SITE DATA that will be of interest to Clayton co. researchers (all links open in a new browser window)
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Allamakee co. Obit board, the Delaware co. Obit board, the Dubuque co. Obit board and Fayette co. Obit board Many families in these neighboring counties had connections to Clayton county.
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Iowa Old Press - newspaper transcriptions from all over Iowa, including Clayton county - your ancestor may have been mentioned in the old news!



New or updated in March & April 2018

BIOGRAPHIES (Serial)
*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 (4/10/2018)

BIRTH RECORDS
*New database! Births reported in the Elkader Register, January thru June 1921 (includes some 1920 births) and over 150 names. In nearly all instances, the mother's maiden name is given - from Reid R. Johnson (4/13/2018)

CEMETERY RECORDS (burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (IGPP)
*Updated! Pioneer Catholic (aka Humphrey) cemetery, added additional burials & historical info. - from S. Ferrall (4/13/18)
*Updated! St. Patrick Catholic cemetery, Monona - coordinator (3/25/18 & 4/13/18)
*Database is now complete for Monona City cemetery burials thru March 2018 - from Jym Montgomery & S. Ferrall (3/10/18)

CHURCH RECORDS
*A photos & brief bios of Rev. J.P. Taken & Rev. E.A. Fitzgerald were added to the St. Joseph's Catholic church page - from S. Ferrall (4/22/18)
*Updated! Norwegian Parish Records, adding many names & notes - from T.D. Johansen (3/2/18, 3/6/18 & 4/1/18)


DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS
*Updated! A.F. & A.M. directory, adding the 1878 Volga City lodge officers - from Reid Johnson (4/19/18)
*Updated! The Social, Fraternal, etc. pages for Clayton, Elkader & Elkport were updated with additional info. all from 1878 - from Reid Johnson (4/18/18)
*Updated! The Physician directory was updated, adding Dr. S. Little & Dr. A. Warner & a bit of info. about each - from S. Ferrall (4/14/18)

HISTORY OF CLAYTON COUNTY, 1882
*The biographies of Dr. Samuel Little & Dr. Amos Warner from
Chapter XVII were transcribed - from S. Ferrall (4/14/18)

MARRIAGE RECORDS (marriage licenses, engagements, marriages & divorces)
*Added to Marriage Licenses obtained, January 1878 - from Reid R. Johnson (4/18/18)
*Compiled marriages updated, 1878 - from Reid R. Johnson (4/18/18)
*Compiled marriages updated, 1895, 1898 & 1921 - from Reid R. Johnson, Joyce Reilly & S. Ferrall (3/2/18)
*50th Anniversary announcements for Murdock (1895) and Weidenman (1935) - from Joyce Reilly & S. Ferrall (32/18)
*Added to Marriage Licenses obtained, July 21, 1921 and Sept & Oct. 1921 - from Reid R. Johnson (3/2/18)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*Mexican & Indian Wars page was updated, adding Charles Lord - coordinator (3/26/2018)
*The Civil War Honor Roll was updated with additional soldier names & information - coordinator (3/15/18)

OBITUARY BOARD
*A complete obit was added to the previously posted death notice of Dr. Samuel Little - from Reid R. Johnson 4/9/18)
*More complete obits were added to those previously posted for Sophia Jahnke & John Keller - from S. Ferrall & Cheryl Moonen
*Another obit for John 'Jack' M. Moyna was added to one previously posted - from Judy Moyna
*Thank-you to the March & April obit contributors - Joyce Reilly, Judy Moyna, Reid R. Johnson, Cheryl Moonen, S. Ferrall & Audrey Haught

ODDS & ENDS
*Updated! The State Asylum page - from Reid R. Johnson (4/19/18)

PHOTO ALBUMS - photos of Clayton county & residents, a listing of photographers, and misc. other related items
*The Strawberry Point photos page was updated with a vintage (undated) street view & a photo of the Depot - from Bart Hamlett (4/14/18)

QUERIES - This message board is for researchers to answer queries from others; or to ask for help from other Clayton co. researchers - family questions, photo identification, look-up requests, etc.
*Sherrill Necessary is researching the
Wellington Goodrich family. She's interested in knowing more about the family & the place they lived. If you have info. to share with her, please reply to her query.

SCHOOL RECORDS
*Elkader schools & Mendon twp. schools pages were updated with misc. info. from 1878 - from Reid R. Johnson (4/23/18)
*Added to the St. Joseph's Catholic School page: photo of the 1937 graduates & brief news article; a list of the 1938 Graduates; a 1939 news article & photo of Rev. J.P. Taken; and a photo of the 1939 graduates & brief news article - from S. Ferrall (4/22/18)
*A vintage photo of the High School was added to the Strawberry Point schools page - from Bart Hamlett (4/14/18)
*Educators page was updated with a list of Garnavillo schools, fall 1921 - from Reid R. Johnson (3/2/18)



New or updated in January & February 2018

CHURCH RECORDS
*Updated! St. Michael's, Garber; added 1921 confirmation class - from Reid R. Johnson (2/1/18)
*Updated! Lutheran church, Elkport; Lutheran church, Strawberry Point and St. Joseph's Catholic church, Elkader - from Reid R. Johnson (1/22/18)
*New! First Evangelical Lutheran church, McGregor (merger of the Stavanger & Swedish Lutheran churches) - from S. Ferrall & Reid R. Johnson (1/5/18)
*New! Evangelical Lutheran Church of Peace (Peace Lutheran), Clayton - from Reid R. Johnson (1/4/2018)
*New! McGregor Methodist church- from Reid R. Johnson (1/4/2018)
*Updated! St. John's Evangelical & Reformed church, Garber - from Reid R. Johnson (1/5/2018)
*New! St. John's church (misc.) & St. Paul's church, Guttenberg - from Reid R. Johnson (1/5/2018)
*Updated! Sunday Schools - from Reid R. Johnson (1/4/2018)

COURT RECORDS
*New! 1935 Clayton county Justice & District Court proceedings as reported in the newspapers - from Reid R. Johnson (1/10/18)
*Added to the jury lists for 1921 (Grand & Petit) and 1935 (Petit, Oct & Dec) - from Reid R. Johnson (1/10/18 & 1/22/18)

DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS
*Updated! The A.F. & A.M. directory, Elkader lodge, 1921 - from Reid Johnson (1/10/18)
*Updated! The Social, Fraternal, etc. pages for Elkader, Elkport, McGregor, Strawberry Point & Volga City were updated with additional info. & a new page for St. Olaf was added - from Reid Johnson (1/08/18 & 1/22/18)
*Updated! Creamery Directory - from Reid Johnson (1/08/18)

MARRIAGE RECORDS (marriage licenses, engagements, marriages & divorces)
*Marriage Licenses Obtained, added March, April, May & June 1921 - from Reid R. Johnson (1/22/18 & 2/1/18)
*Added to "compiled marriages": marriage announcements from 1921 - from Reid R. Johnson (1/18/18, 2/1/18 & 2/8/18)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*Updated! War of 1812; soldiers Jason S. Butler and Levi Ellis & their info. added - coordinator (2/28/18)
*Updated! World War I Honor Roll, entries of E. Bakula (+photo), C. Borcherding, A. Kottke, A. Krueger, H. Lemka & H. Tangeman - coordinator (2/9/18)
*Updated! American Legion Posts, Elkader & St. Olaf - (from Reid R. Johnson)
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21st Iowa Infantry Civil War soldier files: new biography for Edward 'Burt' Snedgar- from Carl Ingwaldson (01/04/18)

OBITUARY BOARD
*Thank-you to the January & February obit contributors - S. Ferrall, Audrey Haught, Reid R. Johnson, Joyce Reilly & Cheryl Moonen

QUERY BOARD - This message board is for researchers to answer queries from others; or to ask for help from other Clayton co. researchers, ie: family questions, photo identification, look-up requests, etc.
*Molly Scherf of the Clayton County Conservation is
requesting documents and photos of the village of Osborne or the people who lived there.
*L. Woiwood has posted a query re:
St. Mary's cemetery, McGregor, Sexton records

SCHOOL RECORDS
*New or updated: Garnavillo twp. schools (new), Clayton twp. schools (new), McGregor HS records, Educators (update: rural teachers 1935), Elkader Jr. College (new) and St. Joseph Catholic school (new) - from Reid R. Johnson (1/6/18)

SURNAME REGISTRY
*Linda Colton has updated her email address. She is researching the Foote family (2/28/18)


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Archived Thank-you Notes
Archived 'What's New' items 2017
Archived 'What's New' items 2016
Archived 'What's New' items 2015
Archived 'What's New' items 2014
Archived 'What's New' items 2013
Archived 'What's New' items 2012
Archived 'What's New' items 2011
Archived 'What's New' items 2010
Archived 'What's New' items 2009
Archived 'What's New' items 2003-Dec 2008
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