Iowa in 1838.

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1836 Wisconsin Territorial Census
This census has been transcribed for the Iowa State Census Project. You can view Des Moines County HERE.
  The area called Des Moines, or Demoine, includes the land south of a line drawn due west from the lower end of Rock Island to the Missouri River. Pages 17-19 of the census, labeled by the census taker as the "Western part of Des Moines County," have been indentified by Rich Lowe (IAGenWeb coordinator for Van Buren County) as the portion now Van Buren County. Who can identify the portion that is the current Des Moines County?

1838 Wisconsin Territorial Census
On 4 July 1838, a short time after this census was taken, Iowa Territory was split off from Wisconsin Territory, organized and incorporated. A full census enumeration (names of heads-of-households and family totals) is shown on microfilm for some counties, but the new Des Moines County only gives the total population—4605.

1840 Federal Census
A list of Des Moines County residents by Don Kelly. Complete transcription at USGenWeb Census Project.

1850 Federal Census
Des Moines County index by Don Kelly. Index at FamilySearch. Images at FamilySearch.

1852 Iowa State Census
Index by Don Kelly.

1854 Iowa State Census
Transcription at Iowa State Census Project.

1856 Iowa State Census
Transcription of Augusta Village by Don Kelly. Complete transcription at The USGenWeb Iowa Archives

1860 Federal Census
Des Moines County index by Don Kelly. Index at FamilySearch.

1870 Federal Census
Index at FamilySearch. Images at FamilySearch.

1880 Federal Census
Index at FamilySearch.

1885 Iowa State Census
Index at
FamilySearch.

1895 Iowa State Census
Index at FamilySearch.

1900 Federal Census
Index at FamilySearch. Images at FamilySearch.

1910 Federal Census
Index at FamilySearch.

1920 Federal Census
Index at FamilySearch.

1930 Federal Census
Index at FamilySearch.

1940 Federal Census
Images at FamilySearch. Images at National Archives.

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