by the Secretary of State
of the General Assembly
by G. L. Dobson, Secretary of State
State of Iowa, }
Office of Secretary of State}
In accordance with the provisions of section 176 of the code of Iowa of 1897, I hereby certify that this volume of the Iowa Official Register contains a true and correct tabulated statement of the population of the counties, and also of the cities and towns of Iowa, having 500 inhabitants and over, as shown by the last state census.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of February, 1900.
Secretary of State
Grundy County was created 15 January 1851 from the Unorganized Territory. The Third Constitutional Convention was convened at Iowa City, January 10 1857, and Adjourned March 5, 1857. This is the first convention in which Grundy County appears.
Third Constitutional Convention, 10 Jan 1857 – 5 March 1857.
District 33: Grundy, Fayette, Bremer, Butler, Franklin, Hardin, Wright, Webster, Boone, Story, Greene, Allamakee, Winneshiek, and Humboldt counties. Represented by Sheldon D. Winchester. (Page 23)
An abstract of the votes cast in the several counties of the state of Iowa at the August election, A. D. 1857, for and against the adoption of the new constitution (Page 55):
Gundy county: For: 51 Against: 40
STATE, DISTRICT, and COUNTY OFFICES.
IOWA OFFICIAL REGISTER.
FIFTEENTH DISTRICT COURT OF IOWA
Counties: Black Hawk, Buchanan, Delaware, and Grundy. (Page 84).
Judge: Court Reporter:
A. S. Blair, Manchester Nellie E. Gates, Independence
Franklin C. Platt, Waterloo F. B. Newman, Cedar Falls
THE TWENTY-EIGHTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
Senator: Chas. W.* Mullan; residence: Waterloo; counties in district: Black Hawk, Grundy; occupation: Lawyer; nativity: Illinois; years in Iowa: 52 age: 53. (Page 91)
Representative: William G. Kerr; residence: Grundy Center; counties in district: Grundy; occupation: Lawyer; nativity: Iowa; years in Iowa: 28; age 28. (Page 94)
* Elected to a full term, 1897.
COUNTY OFFICERS OF IOWA.
COUNTY SEAT…………………. GRUNDY CENTER. (Page 126)
Auditor: F. E. Langdon; residence: Grundy Center; politics: Republican
Clerk courts: M. A. Buchan; residence: Grundy Center; politics: Republican
Treasurer: John White; residence: Grundy Center; politics: Republican
Recorder: W. F. Benz; residence: Grundy Center; politics: Republican
Sheriff: J. W. Morrison; residence: Grundy Center; politics: Republican
Supt. of schools: J. T. Gray; residence: Grundy Center; politics: Republican
Surveyor: E. A. Crary; residence: Grundy Center; politics: Republican
Coroner: F. Connor; residence: Reinbeck; politics: Republican
County attorney: A. N. Wood; residence: Grundy Center; politics: Republican
Supervisor –Chm: J. M. Plummer; residence: Beaman; politics: Republican
Supervisor: Joseph Maerklein; residence: Reinbeck; politics: Democrat
Supervisor: H. N. Dilley; residence: Grundy Center; politics: Republican
Supervisor: A. G. Geerdes; residence: Wellsburg; politics: Democrat
Supervisor: Wumke Wumkes; residence: Lincoln; politics: Democrat
Supervisor: A. F. Lents; residence: Aplington; politics: Republican
Supervisor: E. J. Dunham; residence: New Hartford; politics: Republican
…The total and urban population, and per cent of urban to total population (Page 418):
Grundy county: Total population in 1895: 13,418;
Urban population in 1895: 3,290
Per cent of urban population in 1895: 28%
Population of Cities and Towns having 500 inhabitants and over, According to Rank. Census of 1895. In order of Rank, City, Population (Page 411-415):
#116, Grundy Center, 1,322
#139, Reinbeck, 1,174
STATISTICS RELATIVE TO ASSESSMENT OF REAL & PERSONAL PROPERTY FOR 1899:
Table 1. (Showing personal property other than live stock for 1899 in detail, as shown by supplemental reports of assessment made by the county auditors to the auditor of the state.) (Page 437)
Reported actual value of vehicles: $49,666.00
Reported actual value of house-hold furniture: $17,037.00
Reported actual value moneys and credit: $701,094.00
Reported actual value corporation stocks: $156,940.00
Reported actual value merchandise: $302,725.00
Reported actual value other personal property: $167,287.00
VOTE FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT BY COUNTY, BASED UPON VOTE CAST FOR ELECTORS AT LARGE: (Page 466-467)
November 4, 1856; Grundy county cast 65 votes for John C. Fremont, Republican
Grundy county cast 2 votes for James Buchanan, Democrat
November 6, 1860; Grundy county cast 141 votes for Abraham Lincoln, Republican;
Grundy county cast 19 votes for Stephen Douglass, Democrat.
November 8, 1864; Grundy county cast 202 votes for Abraham Lincoln, Republican;
Grundy county cast 18 votes for George B. McClellan, Democrat.
November 3, 1868; Grundy county cast 530 votes for U. S. Grant, Republican
Grundy county cast 75 votes for Horatio Seymour, Democrat.
November 5, 1872; Grundy county cast 757 votes for U. S. Grant, Republican
Grundy county cast 112 votes for Horace Greeley, Democrat.
November 7, 1876; Grundy county cast 1099 votes for R. B. Hayes, Republican
Grundy county cast 417 votes for Sam’l J. Tilden, Democrat.
November 2, 1880; Grundy county cast 1498 votes for Jas. A. Garfield, Republican
Grundy county cast 581 votes for W. S. Hancock, Democrat.
November 4, 1884; Grundy county cast 1469 votes for Jas. G. Blaine, Republican
Grundy county cast 1005 votes for Grover Cleveland, Democrat.
November 6, 1888; Grundy county cast 1372 votes for Benj. Harrison, Republican
Grundy county cast 1132 votes for Grover Cleveland, Democrat.
November 8, 1892; Grundy county cast 1375 votes for Benj. Harrison, Republican
Grundy county cast 1355 votes for Grover Cleveland, Democrat.
Transcribed by Constance Diamond 2003