IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.


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

This page was updated January 20, 2020

Everything found on the Clayton co. IAGenWeb website has been transcribed by and/or contributed by volunteers! If you've found something that 'made your day' or just want to say "thank-you", drop an email to the contributor, or to the county coordinator & your message will be added to this page.

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Note: this website is indexed (spidered) by the FreeFind search once every week, usually on Wednesday or Thursday. The newest records may or may not show up on a site search depending on when they were added.


-- Announcements --

*01/11/2020 - Rootsweb has announced that all list-servers / mailing lists will be discontinued as of 3/2/2020. Users will no longer be able to send outgoing emails or accept incoming emails. Clayton co. researchers should now use the Query Board for our communications!

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2020 Comments and Thank-you notes - Do you have something to say about this website?

1/11/2020 - Great website! Keep up the good work. I've found several very helpful obituaries and other interesting stuff..... Jack, Cedar Falls, IA



New or updated in January 2019

CEMETERY RECORDS (burial lists & related items)
*Updated! Mt. Harmony Cemetery Association, added the 1914 officers - from Reid R. Johnson (01/20/2020)
*The following cemetery burial lists have been updated in January: Council Hill, Clayton, East Clermont, Farmersburg-Wagner, Hillcrest, Luana, Mederville, Monona City, Pleasant Grove, Strawberry Point, Union, St. Michael's, St. Patrick, Bethel & Buena Vista twp. - (coordinator through-out January)

CHURCH RECORDS
*Updated! German Lutheran (St. John's) church, Farmersburg, 1914 confirmation class - from Reid R. Johnson (1/12/2020)
*Updated! St. Joseph Catholic church, 1914 W.C.O.F. officers - from Reid R. Johnson (1/12/2020)

COURT RECORDS
*Updated! District Court news from 1903 - from Reid R. Johnson (1/20/2020)
*Updated! Added Grand Jury, 1914 & Petit Jury, April term 1914 - from Reid Johnson (01/11/2020)


DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS
*Updated! Elkader fraternal, society & other org. page, added info. for 1914 - from Reid R. Johnson (1/12/20 & 1/20/20)
*Updated! Agricultural organization directory, Creamery directory & AF & AM directory (all 1914) - from Reid R. Johnson (1/11/2020)

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 1/12/2020 with a 1872 news article about the Haines brothers.

MARRIAGE RECORDS (marriage licenses, engagements, marriages & divorces)
*Updated! Compiled Marriage records, added the 1900 Bean-Kingsley marriage - from Cheryl L. Moonen (1/20/20)
*Updated! Compiled Marriage records, added 2 1875 marriages - from Cheryl L. Moonen (1/11/20)
*Updated! Compiled Marriage records, marriages from 1914 as reported in the Elkader papers - from Reid R. Johnson (thru-out Jan. 2020)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*New! Assessor O.A. Kenyon's list of Mendon twp. soldiers, 1882 - from S. Ferrall (1/20/2020)
*The Civil War Honor Roll is updated frequently (sometimes daily) by the coordinator, most recent update 1/19/2020

OBITUARY BOARD - we now have over 12,730+ transcribed obituaries
*Thank-you to the January obituary contributors - Reid R. Johnson, Joy Moore, S. Ferrall & Cheryl L. Moonen

OBITUARY INDEX - last updated 01/19/2020

QUERIES - Do you need help with your research? Post a query! Do you want to receive an email when someone posts a query? Instructions
*Mary needs help finding the burial place of a family member who disappeared in 1886..... if you can help please
reply to her query



New or updated in November & December 2019

CEMETERY RECORDS (burial lists & related items)
*New! History of St. John's cemetery - from Phyllis Owings, Clayton County Genealogy (11/13/2019)
*Monona City cemetery burials were updated ... now includes all known burials to date (coordinator 11/8/19 & 12/26/19)
*The following cemetery burial lists have been updated in November & December: Immanuel Lutheran, Sacred Heart (Cox Creek & School House Yard), Council Hill, Mt. Harmony, Patterson, Strawberry Point, St. Patrick, Mederville, Pleasant Grove, Hillcrest, Farmersburg-National, Luana City, Old Garnavillo, Guttenburg City, Immaculate Conception & E. Clermont Lutheran - by S. Ferrall (thru-out Nov. & Dec.)

Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (IGPP)
*Gravestone photos were contributed for Guttenberg City & Immaculate Conception cemetery - from Loras Gassman (Dec 2019)
*Gravestone photos were contributed for Monona City cemetery - from Jym Montgomery (11/8/19 & Dec 2019)
*Gravestone photos were contributed for Guttenberg City - from Cheryl L. Moonen (11/01/19)

CHURCH RECORDS
*Updated! Norwegian Parish Records -from T.D. Johansen (12/15/19)
*Updated! St. Joseph's (Elkader), Congregational (Elkader) & St. John's (Farmersburg), added info. from 1908 - from Reid Johnson (11/1/2019)

COURT RECORDS
*Updated! Added Petit Jury, October term 1908 and Grand & Petit jurors Jan. 1909- from Reid Johnson (12/10/19)
*New! 1908 Clayton county Justice & District Court proceedings as reported in the newspapers - from Reid R. Johnson (12/10/19)
*Updated! Added Petit Jurors, January & April terms 1908 and the 1908 Grand Jurors - from Reid Johnson (11/1/19)

DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS
*Updated! Elkader, Farmersburg, Monona, Garber, Strawberry Point & Guttenberg fraternal, society & other org. pages, added info. for 1908 & 1909 - from Reid R. Johnson (11/1/19 & 12/13/19)
*Updated! Creamery directory, Telephone directory, A.F. & A.M. directory, Agricultural societies page & the Bank directory; added data from 1908 & 1909 - from Reid R. Johnson (11/1/19 & 12/13/19)

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 last updated 11/1/19

MARRIAGE RECORDS (marriage licenses, engagements, marriages & divorces)
*Updated! Compiled Marriage records, 1913 & 1914 as reported in Elkader news papers - from Reid R. Johnson (12/27/19)
*Complete! Compiled Marriage records, 1908 as reported in Elkader news papers - from Reid R. Johnson (11/21/19 & 12/15/19)
*Updated! Added the 50th wedding anniv. record for Crawford & Hofer, both 1903 - from Joy Moore (11/1/19)
*Updated! Compiled Marriage records, 1907 & 1908 as reported in Elkader news papers - from Reid R. Johnson (11/1/19 & 11/21/19)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*Updated! G.A.R. Post 184 was updated for 1909 officers - from Reid R. Johnson (12/15/19)
*The Civil War Honor Roll is updated frequently (sometimes daily) by the coordinator, most recent update 12/27/19

OBITUARY BOARD - We now have 12,630+ 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.
*Thank-you to the November & December obituary contributors - Reid R. Johnson, Joy Moore, S. Ferrall, Cheryl Moonen, Richard O'Brien & Ken Johnson

OBITUARY INDEX - last updated 12/27/2019

Odds & Ends
Updated! State Asylum page - from Reid Johnson (11/21/19)



New or updated in September & October 2019

ALBUM - family, town & township and other misc. photo collections
*New! David Shedlock's photo postcard collection, 4 pages of Clayton county images - from David Shedlock (9/8/19)

CEMETERY RECORDS (burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (IGPP)
*Gravestone photos were contributed for Guttenberg City & Immanuel Lutheran cemeteries - from Cheryl L. Moonen (10/19/19)
*Gravestone photos were contributed for Mt. Olivet cemetery - from Cheryl L. Moonen (10/11/19)
*Gravestone photos were contributed for St. Patrick's cemetery, Monona - from Jym Montgomery (9/26/19)
*Updated! St. Wenceslaus cemetery burial list was updated - from Deanna Krambeer (9/9/19)
*Cemetery burial lists updated by the coordinator in September or October: St. Patrick, Old Garnavillo, Hillcrest, Norway, Goshen, Bethel, St. Mary's McGregor & Guttenberg, Mt. Olivet, Union, Clayton Center, Communia, Mederville, National, Monona City (also vet burials), Pleasant Grove, Marion Lutheran, Dunkard, Sacred Heart Cox Creek & Sacred Heart Littleport, Immaculate Conception, Brown, St. Sebald, Guttenberg City, Mount Harmony & Strawberry Point

CHURCH RECORDS
*Updated! Highland Lutheran church, added 1927 Confirmation class - from Reid Johnson (9/27/2019)
*New! Luana ME church, misc. history & other data - from S. Ferrall & Reid Johnson (9/18/19)
*Updated! Added a 1918 article about the dedication of the McGregor Christian Science church - from S. Ferrall (9/18/19)
*Updated! St. Mary's, Guttenberg; St. Paul's, Garnavillo; German Lutheran, Strawberry Point & St. John's, Luana adding the 1927 confirmation classes - from Reid R. Johnson (9/3/19)
*Updated! A 1944 news article & photo of Rev. J.J. Horsfeld was added to the St. Mary's page - from S. Ferrall (9/3/19)

COURT RECORDS
*Updated! Added Petit Jurors, May, October & November terms 1927- from Reid Johnson (9/3/19 & 9/18/19 & 9/27/19)
*Updated! 1927 Clayton county Justice & District Court proceedings as reported in the newspapers - from Reid R. Johnson (9/3/19)

DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS
*Updated! Elkader, Farmersburg & Guttenberg fraternal, society & other org. pages, added info. for 1928 - from Reid R. Johnson (9/27/19)
*Updated! Telephone co., added data from 1927 - from Reid R. Johnson (9/18/19)
*Updated! Creamery directory, added data from 1927 - from S. Ferrall & Reid Johnson (9/3/19)
*Updated! Agricultural Society page, added info. for 1927 - from Reid R. Johnson (9/3/19)
*Updated! Elkader, Farmersburg, Str. Point & Guttenberg fraternal, society & other org. pages, added info. for 1927 - from Reid R. Johnson (updated thru-out Sept.)

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 9/27/19

HISTORY of CLAYTON COUNTY, 1882
Updated! Chapter XVI, added 'Drowning a Man', 'Murder of Alonzo Sherman' & 'Killing of Conrad Schulte' - from S. Ferrall (9/9/19)

MARRIAGE RECORDS (marriage licenses, engagements, marriages & divorces)
*Completed! Compiled Marriage records, for 1927 reported in Elkader papers - from Reid R. Johnson (completed 9/27/19)
*Updated! Compiled Marriage records, 1926 & 1927 as reported in Elkader news papers - from Reid R. Johnson (thru-out Sept)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*Updated! WWII HR, added photos & additional info. for WAVE Jean (Andregg) Lancaster & Lt. Col. Dorothy E. Ainsworth - from S. Ferrall (9/27/19)
*Updated! Vietnam Honor Roll, added a photo of Matthew A. Ruden to his entry - from Reid R. Johnson (9/9/19)
*The Civil War Honor Roll is updated frequently (sometimes daily) by the coordinator

OBITUARY BOARD - We now have 12,465+ 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.
*Another obituary for John 'Gottleib' Kleinlein was added to one previously posted - from Cheryl Moonen (9/15/19)
*Another obituary for Matthew A. Ruden & 2 additional for Edmund H. Knuth were added to a previously posted obits - from Reid R. Johnson (9/9/19 & 9/22/19)
*A full obituary for Lewis J. Breitsprecher was added to the previously posted funeral brochure info. - from Mary Cameron (9/2/19)
*Additional obituaries for Jean Lancaster, Warren R. Goodin, Susie E. Goodin, Charles H. Peck, Mary Lawrence, Alta Mae Shaw & Leo C. Jones were added those previously posted - from S. Ferrall (thoughout September)
*Thank-you to the September & October obituary contributors - Joy Moore, Reid Johnson, S. Ferrall, Mary Cameron, Cheryl L. Moonen & Jym Mongomery

OBITUARY INDEX - last updated 10/29/2019

ODDS & ENDS
*New! Clayton county orphans, misc. articles & other info. - from S. Ferrall (9/22/19)

SCHOOL RECORDS
*Educators page updated with the 1927 Guttenberg, Strawberry Point & Luana public school teachers - from Reid R. Johnson (9/18/19)
*Added Elkader schools class officers school year 1927/28 - from Reid R. Johnson (9/18/19)
*Updated! Added the 1927 HS graduates to the Garnavillo Public Schools page - from Reid R. Johnson (9/3/19)

TAX RECORDS
*New database!
1923 Delinquent Motor-Vehicle Registrations. Over 200 names! A new law enacted in 1921 required vehicles to be licensed and registered but not everyone complied. These databases give the names, vehicle model & year and fees owed by deliquent car and truck owners. The new 1923 database joins the 1921 and 1922 Delinquent Motor-Vehicle Registrations completed in July 2019 - from S. Ferrall (10/06/19)

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Archived Thank-you Notes
* Archived 'What's New' items 2019 * 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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