IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.


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This page was updated February 17, 2019

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I think that it’s long past due for someone in Iowa of an “Official Nature” to present you with a super-special certificate thanking you for all the work that you have done to keep Iowa history alive and well. In the meantime, you continue to have my THANKS SO VERY MUCH! .... Nancy B., Maryland (Jan. 2019)



New or updated in February 2019

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. Index 2 was updated 01/16/19

MARRIAGE RECORDS (marriage licenses, engagements, marriages & divorces)
*Nearly 60 marriages occurring in 1911 & a few from 1910 were added to the Compiled Marriage records - from Reid R. Johnson (thru February)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*The CW Honor Rolls update very frequently throughout the month - coordinator

OBITUARY BOARD - We now have 11,250+ 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.
*Complete obits for Lucinda Carmichael & George White were added to the previously posted obits - from Reid R. Johnson (1/7/19 & 2/9/19)
*Thank-you to the February obituary contributors - Reid R. Johnson, Judy Moyna, Joy Moore, Cheryl Moonen, S. Ferrall

OBITUARY INDEX - last updated 02/17/2019

SCHOOL RECORDS
*Elk township schools page was updated with photos of 3 of the schools, and some misc. other data - from Jean Bausch & the Clayton co. coordinator (2/11/19)



New or updated in January 2019

COURT RECORDS
*Added petit jurors 1912 January term - from Reid R. Johnson (1/6/19)
*Added grand jurors for 1912 - from Reid R. Johnson (1/6/19))
*New! 1926 Clayton county Justice & District Court proceedings as reported in the newspapers - from Reid R. Johnson (1/6/19)

DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS
*Updated! R.A.M. directory adding info. from 1912; and the Elkport/Littleport & Farmersburg society pages adding 1912 & 1927 info. - from Reid R. Johnson (1/16/19)
*New! Clayton County Auto Club - from Reid Johnson & S. Ferrall (1/15/19)
*Updated! Elkader society page, adding info. from 1912 & 1927 - from Reid R. Johnson (1/15/19)
*Updated! Added over 100 new names for Clayton Co. Agri. Soc. 1857, 1912 & 1921, includes life members as of 1921 - from R. Johnson & S. Ferrall (1/14/19)
*Updated! A.F. & A.M. directory adding info. from 1912 & 1927; and the Guttenberg society page adding 1927 info. - from Reid R. Johnson (1/9/19)

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. Index 2 was updated 01/16/19

MARRIAGE RECORDS (marriage licenses, engagements, marriages & divorces)
*Compiled marriages updated, 1906 - from Joy Moore (1/21/19)
*Compiled marriages updated, 1911 - from Reid R. Johnson (throughout January)
*Compiled marriages updated, 1857, 1911 & 1926 - from Reid R. Johnson (1/6/19)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*
New! 21st Iowa Infantry Civil War soldier files: biographies of Capt. E. Boardman & James McGrady - from Carl Ingwalson (1/14/19)
*New! Biography of Hiram Davis, 68th OH Inf. - from Carl Ingwalson (1/14/19)
*Updated! 1927 Service Star Legion - from Reid R. Johnson (1/9/19)
*Updated! CW Honor Roll adding gravestone photos & info. for L. Runyon & L. Haskell - from Steve Hanken (1/5/19)
*The CW Honor Rolls update very frequently throughout the month - coordinator

OBITUARY BOARD
*A complete obit for Edward Warn was added to the previously posted death notice - from S. Ferrall (1/9/19)
*Thank-you to the January obituary contributors - Reid R. Johnson, Ken Wright & S. Ferrall



New or updated in November & December 2018

CEMETERY RECORDS (burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (IGPP)
*Complete Databases! Monona City cemetery burials & Monona City cemetery veteran burials are now complete thru the end of 2018 - from Jym Montgomery (12/31/2018)
*New Database! Veterans buried in the Monona City cemetery (current as of 2018) - from Jym Montgomery (11/29/18)
*Updated! Gravestone photos from Monona City & St. Patrick's cemeteries were added to IGPP - from Jym Montgomery (Nov 2018)
*Updated! The burial lists for Monona City, St. Patrick's, St. Paul's, National cemeteries - coordinator (November)

CHURCH RECORDS
*Updated! St. Mary's Catholic church, Guttenberg with the 1927 St. Ann's Society officers - from Reid R. Johnson (12/26/18)
*Updated! St. Paul's Lutheran church, Garnavillo with the 1926 Confirmation class - from Reid R. Johnson (12/22/18)
*Updated! St. John's Lutheran & St. Paul's Lutheran churches, Guttenberg, added 1926 officers - from Reid R. Johnson (11/26/18)

COURT RECORDS
*Added petit jurors May, October and November terms 1926 - from Reid R. Johnson (12/22/18 & 12/26/18)
*Added grand jurors for 1926 & petit jurors Feb. term 1926 - from Reid R. Johnson (11/26/2018)
*New! 1932 Clayton county Justice & District Court proceedings as reported in the newspapers - from Reid R. Johnson (11/05/18)
*Added grand jurors & Oct and Dec petit jurors for 1932
- from Reid R. Johnson (11/05/18)

DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS
*Updates were added to the following directories: all for 1926 or 1927- A.M. & F.M., Agricultural Organizations; Elkader & Guttenburg Society pages - from Reid R. Johnson (12/22/18)
*Updates were added to the following directories: all for 1926 - Communia, Elkader, Guttenburg & Strawberry Point Society pages and County Officials page - from Reid R. Johnson (12/22/18)
*Updated the Clayton County Educators directory with the 1926 Guttenberg Public School teachers - from Reid R. Johnson (12/18/18)
*Updates were added to the following directories: all for 1926 - A.F. & A.M. (Masons); Agricultural Organizations; Creamery; and Elkader, Guttenburg & Strawberry Point Society pages - from Reid R. Johnson (11/24/18)
*Updates were added to the following directories: Agricultural Organizations, A.F. & A.M. directory; and the Elkader, Guttenburg & Osterdock Society pages - from Reid R. Johnson (11/6)

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. Both Index 1 and Index 2 were updated 12/26/18

HISTORY OF CLAYTON COUNTY, 1882
*The John Gould Murder portion in
Chapter XVI "Dark Deeds" was transcribed - from S. Ferrall (12/18/18)

MARRIAGE RECORDS (marriage licenses, engagements, marriages & divorces)
*Compiled marriages updated, 1850 & 1926 - from Reid R. Johnson & Cheryl Moonen (thru-out Dec 2018)
*Compiled marriages updated, 1859, 1901, 1904, 1926 & 1932 - from Joy Moore & Reid R. Johnson (thru-out Nov. 2018)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*Updated! Misc Military, American Legion page, added 1927 Prairie La Port post officers - from Reid R. Johnson (12/22/18 & 12/26/18)
*Updated! Spanish-American war honor roll - coordinator (12/14/18)
*Updated! Misc. military records, 1926 American Legion & Service Star Organization - from Reid R. Johnson (11/24/18)
*Updated! WWII Honor Roll, adding Donald F. Montgomery - from Jym Montgomery (11/20/18)
*Updated! WWI Honor Roll, adding Ray D. Talley & photo - from
Don Lindgren (11/20/18)
*Updated! American Legion & Auxillary page - from Reid R. Johnson (11/6/18)
*Updated! CW Honor Roll - coordinator (on-going thru-out December)

OBITUARY BOARD
*A more complete obit for Hon. John T. Stoneman was added to the previously posted obit - from Joy Moore
*A more complete obit for Nellie A. Rowell was added to the previously posted death notice - from Reid R. Johnson
*Thank-you to the November & December obituary contributors - Reid R. Johnson, S. Ferrall, Joy Moore & a volunteer

SCHOOL RECORDS
*Guttenberg Public School teachers, 1926: added to the 'Directory of Educators' page - from Reid R. Johnson (12/18/18)



New or updated in September & October 2018

CEMETERY RECORDS (burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (IGPP)
*Updated! Gravestone photos from St. Wenceslaus cemetery were added to IGPP - from Jym Montgomery (10/10/18)
*New! Monona City Cemetery Association - from S. Ferrall & Reid Johnson (9/18/18)
*Added photos of gravestones placed in St. Paul Lutheran cemetery, Monona since the last photographic survey (2014) - from 'Gemini' (9/15/2018)
*Photos of gravestones in St. Patrick Catholic cemetery, Monona were shared on IGPP - from Jym Montgomery (thru-out Sept)
*Updated! County Home cemetery (Poor farm), St. Paul Lutheran cemetery, Monona, St. Patrick Catholic cemetery, Monona, Old Garnavillo cemetery & St. Wenceslaus cemetery - coordinator (thru-out Sept & Oct)

CHURCH RECORDS
*New! Volga Presbyterian Church, brief history, photo & other misc. info. - from S. Ferrall & Reid R. Johnson (10/31/18)
*New! German Lutheran (St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran) church, photo and misc. other info. - from S. Ferrall & Reid R. Johnson (9/30/18)
*Misc. items were added to the Emanuel Lutheran church (Str. Pt.), Fairview church & St. John's Lutheran church (Luana) pages - from Reid R. Johnson (9/28/18)
*New! Strawberry Point Congregational church, history, photo and misc. other info. - from S. Ferrall & Reid R. Johnson (9/9/18)
*New! National Congregational church, history & photo - from S. Ferrall (9/9/18)
*Updated! Norwegian Parish Records, adding many names & notes - from T.D. Johansen (9/9/18)


COURT RECORDS
*New! 1901 Clayton county Justice & District Court proceedings as reported in the newspapers - from Reid R. Johnson (9/17/18)
*Added grand & petit jurors for 1932
- from Reid R. Johnson (9/17/18)

DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS
*Updated! County, twp. & town officials for 1932, plus a list of salaries - from Reid R. Johnson (9/17/18)
*Updated! Social, Fraternal, etc. pages for Garnavillo, Elkader, Strawberry Point, Farmersburg, Guttenburg & Millville- from Reid Johnson (9/17/18)

*Updated! Creamery directory, adding 1932 Elkader, Garnavillo & Littleport creamery officers - from Reid Johnson (9/17/18)
*Updated! A.M. & F.M. directory, adding 1932 officers, National Lodge No. 172 - from Reid Johnson (9/5/18)
*Updated! Social, Fraternal, etc. pages for Elkader, Strawberry Point, Farmersburg & Volga City - from Reid Johnson (9/5/18)

*Updated! Creamery directory, adding 1901 Volga creamery officers & 1932 Luana creamery officers - from Reid Johnson (9/5/18)

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. Index 2 was last updated 10/31/2018.

MARRIAGE RECORDS (marriage licenses, engagements, marriages & divorces)
*Compiled marriages updated, 1901 & 1932. Note: this completes a database of all marriage write-ups in the Clayton County Register for 1901! - from Reid R. Johnson (thru-out Sept. & October)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*WWII Honor Roll, added entry of Robert J. Bennett, also a press-release detailing recovery & ID of his remains - from Jym Montgomery (10/15/18)
*
New! 21st Iowa Infantry Civil War soldier files: biographies for W. Kellogg & J. Wooldridge - from Carl Ingwalson (10/14/18)
*Updated! W.R.C. (G.A.R. auxillary) file - from Reid R. Johnson (9/17/18)
*
New! 21st Iowa Infantry Civil War soldier files: biographies for H. King & B. Weeks - from Carl Ingwalson (9/6/18)
*Updated! CW Honor Roll - coordinator (throughout Sept & Oct)

OBITUARY BOARD
*Additional obits or information were added to the previously posted obits of C.E. Nichols, J.F. William Kaiser, Robert Ambrose, Christian Duede, Minnie Yearous & Esther Wickersheim - from Reid R. Johnson & S. Ferrall
*Thank-you to the September & October obituary contributors - Jym Montgomery, Reid R. Johnson, S. Ferrall & Joy Moore

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Archived Thank-you Notes
Archived 'What's New' items 2018
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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