Louisa County People

Columbus Junction photos
Cotter High School Graduates
Grandview High School Graduates
Oakville Class of 1954

Wapello High School 1900 Football Team
Courtesy of the Louisa County Historical Society

Oakville Baseball Team (year unknown) before winning 10th straight game.
Courtesy of the Louisa County Historical Society

Oakville Telephone Office 1919
Grace Swafford Mellinger, Daisy Waterhouse, Lizzie Swanson, Tutle Jamison, Marion Bailey. (The local phone exchange was transferred to the dial system in the summer of 1950.) Courtesy of the Louisa County Historical Society

Grandview High School 1934 Basketball Team
State finalists. First row: Paul Buster, Keith Wier, Edward Bridges, Richard Carter, Leon Thompson; second row: Kenneth Carter, Harlan Jackson, Floyd Sheckler, Coach Leland Robertson, Donald Bridges, Howard Cross and Russell Gast. Courtesy of the Louisa County Historical Society


Fletcher Family Photo taken 1948 - Robert Gipple, Roy Fletcher, Alice Fletcher holding Richard E. Gipple, Alice Kopfenstein. Submitted by Sharol Fletcher
Barton Jones Family taken about 1878-79. Back Row: James Hayes, Lewis, Daniel, Mary; Front Row: Marshall, Freeman Carson Buffington, Maria Buffington, Barton Mintren, and Martha Ann Enyart. Freeman Carson Buffington was Maria's husband. He liked to be called Cars. James Hayes Jones married Sophronia Alice Mickey.  Submitted by Sharol Fletcher.

From left: Barton Mintren Jones, Lewis Jones, Alonzo Enyart. Young boy standing center: Clyde Jones. Barton Mintren Jones is grandfather of Hazel Pearl Jones Fletcher and father-in-law of Sophronia Alice Mickey. Barton is the father of James Hayes Jones, father of Hazel Pearl Jones Fletcher. Barton is also the father of Lewis Jones (pictured). Alonzo Enyart is brother-in-law to Barton. Alonzo is brother of Martha Ann Enyart Jones. Clyde is grandson of Barton Jones and son of James Hayes Jones. Clyde is also brother to Hazel Pearl Jones. Photo taken ca 1887.  Submitted by Sharol Fletcher.

John M. and Susan Mickey Family
This group photo was taken about 1887 at the John Murray Mickey home in Henry County, Iowa, on the county line with Louisa. Many of the people pictured were raised in Louisa County or lived there at the time. John and Susan are seated center, with John and Dowd at their father's knee. Bearded man standing behind Susan is Robert C. Dryden, husband of John's sister Mary, who stands to Robert's left." If anyone can identify the rest of these people, please contact Sharon Mickey Norton

Joseph Mickey Family, Cairo, Iowa taken about 1871-72. Back row left to right: Sitney, George, Mary Ellen, Clarrisa. Front row from left: Sophronia, Joseph, Mary Ann VanHorn, Florence, Josephine. Youngest girl standing by Joseph: Altavine. Submitted by Sharol Fletcher.  
Alice, Harry, Roy and Pearl Fletcher before 1905. Submitted by Sharol Fletcher

Samuel and  Elizabeth Wilson Boke ca 1900. Samuel was born in 1845 and died in 1916. His family moved to Louisa County in 1852. Samuel fought in the Civil War. Elizabeth was born in 1847 and moved to Louisa County in 1878. She died in 1921. Courtesy Jo Phillips

Aner Nearhood, son of George and Rachel Mitchell Nearhood, was born in Wapello, Sept. 21, 1863, and died at his home here March 10, 1945, having spent 81 years and six months in the town of his birth and doing his fair share toward its growth and progress along many lines.
   When 22 years of age he became town marshall and continued in that capacity 25 years, retiring in October 1920. Later he served as marshall at different times making in all about 30 years. He was also constable; for two years he was councilman in first ward and was one of our active firemen..(this part illegible)..permitted, being fire chief for a number of years.
   He was very active in lodge circles being initiated into the I.O.O.F. Dec. 19, 1892, and was the proud prosessor of a fifty-year jewel presented at a public reception honoring 50 year Odd Fellows. In April 7, 1899, he became a member of the Rebekah lodge; on May 24, 1900 was Patriarch of the Encampment, and attended grand lodge that year. He was also active in the Knights of Pythias and the local Masonic lodge. Submitted by Marsha Ament

Grace and Edgar Schneider, ca 1912

Photo submitted by Robert Schneider

Grace Schneider

Photo submitted by Robert Schneider

Ralph Schneider pre-1910

Photo submitted by Robert Schneider

This child's name is unknown. Her photo is with those in the Schneider family collection The photo was taken at taken by Druse at  Wapello, Iowa.

. (submitted by Robert Schneider)


            More people

The following pictures were submitted by Jann Grimes. These people are believedto have lived in southern Louisa County or northern Des Moines County.

Ed Roby 1925

Mr. and Mrs. Elsey

Gertrude Smith 1900

Loren Campbell

Jesse Moore, Aunt Sarah, Lizzie Marshall

Parker Family 1908

Mrs. John Roper/Reapy

Miss Shafer

Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Dickson?

Ruth Thompson

George Carson

Mr. and Mrs. John Reapy

Jennie Mehaffy, Goodnow Studio, Mediapolis

Ralph Foster

Lynn McClure, Elite Studio, Morning Sun


Louisa County Places

Wapello High School 1895.
From an old postcard

The Wagon Bridge across the Iowa River near Wapello. From an old postcard.

Louisa County's second courthouse. It was located on the same site in Wapello as today's seat of county government.

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