IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.


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This page was updated August 15, 2019

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2019 Comments and Thank-you notes - Do you have something to say about this website?

This website has been a lot of help to me. Thank-you ..... Sue F., Minneapolis (June 2019)

Thanks for the important work you are doing preserving the history of Clayton County ... Dan K., Guttenberg (April 2019)

I'm having so much fun searching and looking around this amazing website. I'm so glad I found it. It really shows the amount of work that has gone into helping people like me whose ancestors lived in Clayton county for a while before moving on to S. Dakota.... Alex L., Rapid City, S.D. (March 2019)

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 August 2019

CEMETERY RECORDS (burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (IGPP)
*Cemetery burial lists updated by the coordinator in August: Pleasant Grove, Monona City, Buena Vista twp., Norway, Brown, Bethel, Bolsinger, Old Garnavillo, Hillcrest, Clayton Center & Giard

CHURCH RECORDS
*Updated! Sunday School page, added officials for the Farmersburg Union Sunday School - from Reid R. Johnson (8/12/19)

COURT RECORDS
*Updated! Petit Jurors, Oct. 1919 - from Reid R. Johnson (8/12/19)

DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS
*Updated! A.F. & A.M. page, adding Elkader No. 72, 1920 officers - from Reid R. Johnson (8/12/19)
*Updated! Bank Directory, adding 1919 data - from Reid R. Johnson (8/12/19)
*Updated! Strawberry Point fraternal, society & other organization page, adding info. for 1919 & 1920 - from Reid R. Johnson (8/12/19)

*Updated! Elkport fraternal, society & other organization page, adding info. for 1920 - from Reid R. Johnson (8/12/19)
*Updated! St. Olaf fraternal, society & other organization page, adding info. for 1919 - from Reid R. Johnson (8/12/19)

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 1 & 2 were last updated 03/7/19

MARRIAGE RECORDS (marriage licenses, engagements, marriages & divorces)
*Compiled Marriage records, marriages for 1919 reported in Elkader papers - from Reid R. Johnson (completed 8/12/19)
*Added to anniversaries: Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Lembke, 50th, 1904 - from Joy Moore (8/3/19)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*Major update of the Korean Conflict Honor Roll, added over 80 additional veterans - coordinator (8/15/2019)
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New! 21st Iowa Infantry Civil War soldier files: biographies of A. Wick & T. Larkin - from Carl Ingwalson (8/3/19)
*The Civil War Honor Roll is updated frequently throughout the month by the coordinator

OBITUARY BOARD - We now have 12,080+ 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 August obituary contributors - Reid Johnson, S. Ferrall, Joy Moore & Jym Montgomery

OBITUARY INDEX - last updated 08/12/2019



New or updated in July 2019

ALBUM - family, town & township and other misc. photo collections
*Updated! Farmersburg photos adding a photo of the Farmersburg Hardware store and a photo & news articles of the original founders of the Farmersburg library - from Lynn Haakenson (7/11/19 & 7/14/19)

BIOGRAPHIES - Misc. A-J K-Z
*New! Herbert & Margarete (Barrows) Thoresten - from Lynn Haakenson (7/11/19)

CEMETERY RECORDS (burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (IGPP)
*Cemetery burial lists updated by the coordinator in July: Asbury, Monona City, Luana, Council Hill, St. Patrick, Strawberry Point, Immanuel Lutheran, Clayton Center, St. Mary (McGregor), Hillcrest, Pleasant Grove, National, County, Union, Brown, Mederville, St. Sebald, Clayton & Bethel

CHURCH RECORDS
*Added to the Lutheran church, 1919 confirmands & Congregational church, 1919 officials (both Strawberry Point) - from Reid R. Johnson (7/22/19)
*Added to St. Joseph's Catholic church, Elkader, the officers of St. Joseph's Court of Foresters, 1914 - from Reid R. Johnson (7/6/19)
*Updated! Norwegian Parish Records -from T.D. Johansen (7/6/19)

COURT RECORDS
*Updated! Grand Jurors, 1914 & Petit Jurors Jan. term 1914 - from Reid R. Johnson (7/6/19)

DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS
*Updated! Agriculture organizations Directory, adding 1919 data - from Reid R. Johnson (7/20/19)
*Updated! Elkport, Farmersburg & Strawberry Point fraternal, society & other organization pages, adding info. from 1919 - from Reid R. Johnson (7/20/19)
*Updated! Elkader, Littleport & Elkport fraternal, society & other organization pages, adding info. from 1914 - from Reid R. Johnson (7/6/19)
*Updated! Bank Directory, adding 1914 Elkport Savings Bank - from Reid R. Johnson (7/6/19)

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 1 & 2 were last updated 03/7/19

MARRIAGE RECORDS (marriage licenses, engagements, marriages & divorces)
*Added to Compiled Marriage records, 3 dozen marriages for 1919 - from Reid R. Johnson (7/20/19 & 7/22/19)
*Several dozen additional marriages from 1913 were added to Compiled Marriage records, thus completing the marriage announcements from the Register & Argus issues of 1913 - from Reid R. Johnson (7/1/19)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*The War of 1812 page was updated with additional info. for James McClelland & James Moody - from Nancy Bleil & S. Ferrall (7/28/19)
*WWI Honor Roll was updated, adding George Hulbert Jr. & Lloyd H. Smith - coordinator (7/19/19)
*The Civil War Honor Roll is updated frequently throughout the month by the coordinator

OBITUARY BOARD - We now have 12,000+ 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 death notice of Francis H. Hines - from Reid R. Johnson (7/13/19)
*A photo of Joseph Marsh & Mary Marsh was added to their obits (same photo to both) - from S. Ferrall (7/13/19)
*A complete obit was added to a previously posted death notice for Thomas J. Tupper - from S. Ferrall (7/11/19)
*A complete obit was added to a previously posted death notice for Ella Thoresen - from Lynn Haakenson (7/10/19)
*Another death notice & death certif. info. was added a previously posted obit for Louise F. Jones - from Reid R. Johnson & S. Ferrall (7/6/19)
*Thank-you to the July obituary contributors - Reid Johnson, Joy Moore, Ken Wright, S. Ferrall & Lynn Haakenson

OBITUARY INDEX - last updated 07/22/2019

Odds & Ends
Updated! State Asylum and Poor Farm pages - from Reid Johnson (6/20/19 & 6/22/19)

TAX RECORDS
*New database!
1921 and 1922 Delinquent Motor-Vehicle Registrations. 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 - from S. Ferrall (7/16/19)



New or updated in June 2019

CEMETERY RECORDS (burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (IGPP)
*Gravestone photos were contributed for the Monona City & St. Patrick's cemeteries, Monona - from Jym Montgomery (6/1/19)
*Cemetery burial lists updated in June: Bethel, Clayton Center, County Home, Friedlein, Garnavillo (Old), Immanuel, Luana, Monona City, Musfeldt, Strawberry Point, Sacred Heart (Cox Creek, Littleport & School House Yd), St. Patrick, St. Michael & St. Sebald - coordinator (thru out June)

CHURCH RECORDS
*A MUCH better photo of Friedens Ev. Lutheran church replaced a poor image on the Friedens church (mid-page) - from Hank Zaletel (6/23/19)
*Updated! Sunday School page, added officials for Garber & Farmersburg organizations - from Reid R. Johnson (6/1/19)
*Added the 1907 confirmants to the Strawberry Point German Lutheran church page - from Reid R. Johnson (6/1/19)

COURT RECORDS
*Jury list updated with the April term, 1913 Petit Jurors - from Reid R. Johnson (6/11/19)

DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS
*Updated! Farmersburg & Garber fraternal, society & other organization pages, adding info. from 1913 - from Reid R. Johnson (6/1/19)
*Updated! Creamery directory, added Luana Creamery officials, 1913 - from Reid R. Johnson (6/1/19)
*Updated! Misc. telephone companies directory, added Garber officials, 1913 - from Reid R. Johnson (6/1/19)
*Updated! A.F. & A.M. directory, added National Lodge No. 172 officers, 1913 - from Reid R. Johnson (6/1/19)

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 1 & 2 were last updated 03/7/19

MARRIAGE RECORDS (marriage licenses, engagements, marriages & divorces)
*Many additional marriages from 1913 were added to Compiled Marriage records - from Reid R. Johnson (6/11/19 & 6/22/19)
*Added to Compiled Marriages, one from 1887, 2 from 1888 & several more from 1913 - from S. Ferrall & Reid R. Johnson (6/5/19)
*Over 2 dozen marriages from end of 1912 & January 1913 were added to Compiled Marriage records - from Reid R. Johnson (6/1/19)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*The CW Honor Rolls update very frequently throughout the month - coordinator (last update 6/21/19)
*
New! 21st Iowa Infantry Civil War soldier files: biographies of Avery & Justin Thurber - from Carl Ingwalson (5/27/19)

OBITUARY BOARD - We now have 11,875+ 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 & a photo was added to one previous posted for Clark Hefel - from Reid R. Johnson (6/6/19)
*Thank-you to the June obituary contributors - Joy Moore, S. Ferrall & Reid R. Johnson

Odds & Ends
New!
"Tales Told by the Sturdy Men and Women of Pioneer Days" & other relevent articles - from S. Ferrall & Bill Waters (6/11/19)

SCHOOL RECORDS
*A photo & names of the 1907 HS Graduates of Elkader HS were added to the Elkader schools page - from Reid R. Johnson (6/1/19)



New or updated in May 2019

CEMETERY RECORDS (burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (IGPP)
*Cemetery burial lists updated in May: Mederville, Council Hill, Hansel, Monona City, Old Garnavillo, East Side, Pleasant Grove, U.B., Luana, Knapp, Friedlein, St. Patrick & Strawberry Point - coordinator (throughout May)

CHURCH RECORDS
*Updated! Over 20 additional Norwegian Parish Records & notes were added - from T.D. Johansen (5/22/19)
*Updated! St. Peter's Lutheran, Garnavillo
- S. Ferrall & Reid R. Johnson (5/8/19

COURT RECORDS
*New! 1921 Clayton county Justice & District Court proceedings as reported in the newspapers - from Reid R. Johnson (5/8/19)

*Jury lists updated with the April & October terms, 1907 Petit Jurors - from Reid R. Johnson (5/8/19 & 5/23/19)

DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS
*Updated! Bank Directory - from Reid R. Johnson (5/23/19)
*Updated! Royal Arch Mason directory - from Reid R. Johnson (5/23/19)
*Updated! Farmersburg, Elkader, Elkport, Garber & St. Olaf society pages, adding info. from 1907/1908 - from Reid R. Johnson (5/23/19)

*A.F. & A.M. directory updated (Elkader, Monona & Strawberry Point lodge officials) - from Reid R. Johnson (5/23/19

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 1 & 2 were last updated 03/7/19

MARRIAGE RECORDS (marriage licenses, engagements, marriages & divorces)
*65+ marriages from 1907 were added to Compiled Marriage records - from Reid R. Johnson (throughout May)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*The CW Honor Rolls update very frequently throughout the month - coordinator (last update 5/23/19)
**
New! 21st Iowa Infantry Civil War soldier files: biographies of Avery & Justin Thurber - from Carl Ingwalson (5/27/19)

OBITUARY BOARD - We now have 11,730+ 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 May obituary contributors - Reid R. Johnson, Ken Wright, S. Ferrall, Joy Moore & Paul Young

REFERENCES & RESOURCES
Added a link to the Guttenberg Heritage Society facebook page. The museum is housed in the Lockmaster’s House Heritage Museum near Lock & Dam 10 in Guttenberg

SURNAME REGISTRY
Dan Kuempel has registered his surname interests. He is actively researching the Kuempel, Lake, O'Meara & Tieke families. (5/22/19)



New or updated in March & April 2019

BIOGRAPHIES - Misc. A-J K-Z
*New! Rev. Karl W. & Mrs. Cornelia (Mueller) Braun - from S. Ferrall (4/27/19)

BIRTH RECORDS
*Added to misc. birth records: Owen, daughter, 1905 - from Joy Moore (3/17/19)

CEMETERY RECORDS (burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (IGPP)
*These cemetery burial lists have been updated in March & April: Blanchaine, Brown, County Home, East Clermont Luth., Musfeldt, Strawberry Point, St. Mary's (Guttenberg), St. Patrick & St. Sebald - coordinator

CHURCH RECORDS
*Updated the German Lutheran church, Garnavillo (St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran) page with 1907 info. - from Reid R. Johnson (4/27/19)
*Updated! Norwegian Parish Records, adding over 2 dozen names with notes - from T.D. Johansen (4/24/19 & 4/27/19)


COURT RECORDS
*Added 1917 Grand Jurors and petit jurors 1917 January term - from Reid R. Johnson (3/31/19)


DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS
*2 New Directories! Bank Directory and Telephone company - misc. records - coordinator (4/24/19)
*Updated! Creamery Directory, added the Garber creamery, 1907 - from Reid R. Johnson (4/24/19)
*Updated! Communia, Elkader, Elkport, Guttenberg, Littleport, McGregor & Strawberry Point society pages, adding info. from 1917 - from Reid R. Johnson (thru-out March & April)

*A.F. & A.M. directory updated with 1907 & 1916 National, 1907 Elkader & Guttenberg lodge officials and 1917 Strawberry Point lodge officials - from Reid R. Johnson (thru-out March & April)

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 1 & 2 were updated 03/7/19

MARRIAGE RECORDS (marriage licenses, engagements, marriages & divorces)
*55+ marriages from 1907 were added to Compiled Marriage records - from Reid R. Johnson (4/21/19 & 4/27/19)
*Nearly 70 additional marriages from 1916 were added to Compiled Marriage records - from Reid R. Johnson (thru-out March & April)
*50th Anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. James Humphrey, 1905 - from Joy Moore (3/14/19)
*Compiled Marriage records: 1880, 1905 & 1912, plus another dozen marriages from 1916 were added - from Reid R. Johnson, Sharon Pratt, Joy Moore & S. Ferrall (thru March)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*New! The Case of David A. Henkes, Clayton co. school teacher - a soldier found guilty of treasonous acts - from S. Ferrall (4/9/19)
*The CW Honor Rolls update very frequently throughout the month - coordinator

OBITUARY BOARD - We now have 11,570+ 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.
*Additional obituaries were added to previously posted obits for: Christina Cassutt & Anton Cassutt - from S. Ferrall
*Additional obituaries were added to previously posted obits for: Ira Wiltse, Eugene Dull - from Reid R. Johnson
*Thank-you to the March & April obituary contributors - Reid R. Johnson, Ken Wright, S. Ferrall, Joy Moore & Paul Young

SCHOOL RECORDS
*New! Teaching Certificate of Sarah Cannon, 1889 & Teachers Contract of Anna Cannon, 1890 - from Paul Young (4/4/19)
*Added the Strawberry Point HS graduates from 1920 - from S. Ferrall (4/4/19)
*The 'Educators' page was updated with the 1916 Strawberry Point teachers, Elkader teachers & Garnavillo teachers and drivers - from Reid R. Johnson (3/31/19)



New or updated in February 2019

CEMETERY RECORDS (burial lists & related items) and Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (IGPP)
*Major Update! A two-year project is finished! The Giard cemetery burial list has been completely updated by S. Ferrall

CHURCH RECORDS
*Updated! Friedens Evangelical Lutheran church, adding the 1911 confirmants - from Reid R. Johnson (2/23/19)

DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS
*Updated! Elkader, Elkport, Farmersburg & Monona society pages, adding info. from 1911 - from Reid R. Johnson (2/23/19)

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)
*Dozens of marriages occurring in 1910, 1911 & 1916 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 11,280+ 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 Alfred Breitsprecher, Lucinda Carmichael & George White were added to the previously posted obits - from Reid R. Johnson (Jan & Feb 2019)
*Thank-you to the February obituary contributors - Nancy Bleil, Reid R. Johnson, Judy Moyna, Joy Moore, Cheryl Moonen, S. Ferrall

Odds & Ends
New! Former county residents who attended the 1911 'Iowa Picnic' in Las Angeles - from Reid R. Johnson (2/23/19)

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

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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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