LOUISA COUNTY, IOWA

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WHAT'S NEW

November 22, 2017 - See Louisa County Schools for LETTS HIGH SCHOOL ALUMINI 1892-1959
        ~ Submitted by Beverly Gerdts

September 24, 2017 - See Louisa County Historical Society Library Catalog for COLLECTION OF SOLDIERS' DISCHARGE PAPERS
        Index for the Civil War
~ Submitted by Kitty Root

September 22, 2017 - See FAMILY STORIES for Brief Biography of the Parents of Herbert Agnew (H.A.) and Dr. F.R. Wright
        ~ Submitted by Barbara McCoy

August 27, 2017 - See Louisa County Historical Society Library Catalog for COLLECTION OF SOLDIERS' DISCHARGE PAPERS
        Indexes for Spanish American & Philippine Wars and World War I
~ Submitted by Lynn McCleary & Kitty Root

August 11, 2017 - See Louisa County Historical Society Library Catalog for WHAT'S NEW ~ Submitted by Lynn McCleary

July 30, 2017 - See Cemetery Records Table of Contents for WAGNER CEMETERY
       Includes Cemetery Map, Index of Burials by Location, and Gravestone Photos ~ Submitted by Lynn & Bob McCleary

July 23, 2017 - See Military Records Index for Articles of Those from Louisa County Who Served in the MIliary
       FRANCE'S HIGHEST HONOR GIVEN TO MORNING SUN MAN, CAMPBELL GRANAMAN
       ~ Submitted by Lynn McCleary

June 14, 2017 - See History Of... for DOWN MEMORY LANE IN FREDONIA ~ Submitted by Beverly Gerdts

June 4, 2017 - See Land Records for IOWA CENTURY FARMS OF LOUISA COUNTY ~ Submitted by Lynn McCleary

May 14, 2017 - See Birth Records for BIRTH RECORDS FROM 1904 TO 1906 ~ Submitted by Nettie Mae Lucas

May 5, 2017 - See Census Records for IOWA STATE CENSUS 1895 ROLL OF HONOR - Submitted by Lynn McCleary

April 4, 2017 - See Cemetery Records Table of Contents for GRANDVIEW CEMETERY UPDATED with
       MAPS of its' eight additions and INDEX OF BURIALS BY LOCATION.
       Also over 2,200 gravestone photos have been posted on the Iowa Gravestone Photo Project
       ~ submitted by Lynn McCleary

February 16, 2017 - See History Of... for A BRIEF HISTORY OF GRANDVIEW, IOWA 1850-1950 ~ submitted by Kim Kessel

February 13, 2017 - See Louisa Co. Libraries & Museums for
        Louisa County Historical Society's 2017 CALENDAR OF SPECIAL EVENTS ~ Submitted by Valeen Ziegenhorn

January 13, 2017 - See DEATH INFORMATION for LOUISA COUNTY FUNERAL HOMES OF TODAY
       Obituary Index Summaries Updated to December 31, 2016

       DUDGEON-MCCULLEY FUNERAL HOME
       HAGELE-HONTS FUNERAL HOME
       LEWIS HOMES FOR FUNERAL AND CREMATIION SERVICES ~ submitted by Beverly Gerdts

January 6, 2017 - See FAMILY STORIES for LEWIS ALBERT REILEY ~ submitted by Julie Wooton


WHAT WAS NEW in Louisa Co. in 2016

September 23, 2016 - See HISTORY BOOKS
        MOVE INTO THE FUTURE BY SAVING THE PAST CHURCHES OF LOUISA COUNTY, IOWA - 1993
       Churches of Union and Wapello Townsips ~ submitted by Sharon Elijah
       Project Completed!

August 21, 2016 - See HISTORY BOOKS
        MOVE INTO THE FUTURE BY SAVING THE PAST CHURCHES OF LOUISA COUNTY, IOWA - 1993
       Churches of Jefferson, Marshall, Morning Sun, Oakland and Port Louisa Townships ~ submitted by Beverly Gerdts

August 14, 2016 - See HISTORY BOOKS
        MOVE INTO THE FUTURE BY SAVING THE PAST CHURCHES OF LOUISA COUNTY, IOWA - 1993
       Churches of Grandview Township ~ submitted by Jackie Terry

August 12, 2016 - See HISTORY BOOKS
        MOVE INTO THE FUTURE BY SAVING THE PAST CHURCHES OF LOUISA COUNTY, IOWA - 1993
       Churches of Concord Township, Eliot Township and Elm Grove Township ~ submitted by Jackie Terry

August 6, 2016 - See HISTORY BOOKS
        MOVE INTO THE FUTURE BY SAVING THE PAST CHURCHES OF LOUISA COUNTY, IOWA - 1993
        Churches of Columbus City Township ~ submitted by Beverly Gerdts

July 3, 2016 - See Cedar-Bethel Cemetery Records UPDATED with 275 grave stone photos ~ Submitted by Lynn McCleary

June 26, 2016 - See History Of: for Louisa County Home Federal Censuses
        UPDATED to include Enumerations for 1900 and 1910
~ Submitted by Lynn McCleary

June 25, 2016 - Cemetery Records Table of Contents for Columbus City Cemetery Records ~ Submitted by Beverly Gerdts

May 28, 2016 - Cemetery Records Table of Contents for Cedar-Bethel Cemetery Records ~ Submitted by Mary Elizabeth

May 27, 2016 - Cemetery Records Table of Contents for Fredonia Cemetery Records ~ Submitted by Mary Elizabeth

April 7, 2016 - See Louisa County Historical Society for Library Catalog
       LOUISA'S hiSTORY Mazagine Index of Articles
that was published Quaterly from 1999 to 2013 ~ Submitted by Sharon Elijah

March 31, 2016 - Cemetery Records Table of Contents for Edwards Cemetery Records ~ Submitted by Virginia Hopkins

March 15, 2016 - Cemetery Records Table of Contents for Cambrian Cemetery Records ~ Submitted by Virginia Hopkins

February 10, 2016 - See History Of ... for
        The Old Court House and other local history of Louisa County by the Wapello Study Club, 1966
       ~ Submitted by Valeen Ziegenhorn & Sharon Elijah

January 28, 2016 - See Louisa County Historical Society for Library Catalog ~ Submitted by Lynn McCleary and Beverly Gerdts

January 17, 2016 - Cemetery Records Table of Contents for Lettsville Cemetery Records ~ Submitted by Beverly Gerdts

January 14, 2016 - Cemetery Records Table of Contents for Harrison Cemetery Records ~ Submitted by Lynn McCleary

January 6, 2016 - See Death Information for Louisa County Funeral Homes of Today
       Obituary Index Summeries UPDATED through December 31, 2015

       Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home
       Hagele & Honts Funeral Home
       Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home ~ submitted by Beverly Gerdts


WHAT WAS NEW in Louisa Co. in 2015

December 13, 2015 - See Churches for for Oakland Presbyterian Church 1857-1957 ~ submitted by Lynn McCleary

November 28, 2015 - Iowa Grave Stone Photo Project recieved 12 photos to Columbus City Cemetery ~ submitted by Steve Hanken

October 25, 2015 - Iowa Grave Stone Photo Project recieved 65 photos to Long Creek Cemetery and 62 photos to Columbus City Cemetery ~ submitted by Larry Swails

September 25, 2015 - See Schools for Morning Sun Publc School, Class of 1895 Graduates with Honors & Alumni Banquet ~ Submitted by Lynn McCleary

September 21, 2015 - See Cemetery Records Table of Contents for Concord Cemetery Records UPDATED
     Alpha listing includes location of burial, grave stone photos and cemetery map ~ Submitted by Lynn McCleary

August 11, 2015 - See Death Information for Index of Deaths Records held by State Historical Society of Iowa
      Updated to include 1939
~ submitted by Lynn McCleary

August 5, 2015 - See Cemetery Records Table of Contents for Elmwood Cemetery Records
     Alpha listing includes location of burial, grave stone photos and cemetery maps ~ Submitted by Lynn McCleary

June 15, 2015 - See Cemetery Records Table of Contents for Grandview Cemetery Records ~ Submitted by Beverly Gerdts

March 20, 2015 - See Community News Articles
      Interesting Display of Relics to Feature Louisa Centennial Indian Mounds Play Important Part in History ~ Submitted by Lynn McCleary

February 11, 2015 - See Death Information for Louisa County Funeral Homes of Today ~ Submitted by Beverly Gerdts

January 10, 2015 - See Death Information for Index of Deaths Records held by State Historical Society of Iowa
      Updated to include 1930-1932 & 1938
~ submitted by Lynn McCleary


WHAT WAS NEW in Louisa Co. in 2014

December 26 2014 - See Land Records under TAX LISTS for
        Tax Assessment List of September 1, 1862 ~ Submitted by Lynn McCleary

December 26 2014 - See Schools for article on 239 Enrolled As Letts School Term Is Opened-1947 ~ Submitted by Lynn McCleary

December 3, 2014 - See Military Records for List of Pensioners on the Rolls, January 1, 1883 ~ Submitted by Beverly Gerdts

November 9, 2014 - See Louisa Co. Libraries & Museums for Louisa County Historical Society News
      Littleton Brothers Memorial Fund Raising Campaign
~ Submitted by the Louisa Co. Historical Society

October 9, 2014 - See History Of... for Louisa County Post Offices ~ Submitted by Lynn McCleary

September 22, 2014 - See Schools for Grandview High School Class of 1940 Photos ~ Submitted by Lynn McCleary

September 19, 2014 - See Louisa Co. Libraries & Museums for Louisa County Historical Society News
      Littleton Brothers Memorial Kick-Off Fund Raising Event ~ Sept. 25, 2014
~ Submitted by the Louisa Co. Historical Society

September 6, 2014 - See History Of... for History of Fish and Game Laws ~ submitted by Lynn McCleary

August 2, 2014 - See Schools for newspaper articles on
     Old Grandview School Building Lives On
     Old Letts School Building Lives On
     Old Oakville Consolidated School Building Lives On
     Old Wyman Consolidated School Building Lives On
~ submitted by Lynn McCleary

July 26, 2014 - See History Of... for History of Elrick Junction ~ submitted by Lynn McCleary

July 13, 2014 - See Community News Articles
     Couple Restores Smith Cemetery With Love
     Burglars net Indian Artifacts at Toolesboro ~ submitted by Lynn McCleary

July 10, 2014 - Surname Registry Page was launched so to help researchers connect with other kin. ~ submitted by Lynn McCleary

July 2, 2014 - See Community News Articles
     Morning Sun History Lives On
     Witness Adds to Gladwin History
     Railroad Bridge Removed at Cone Lake
~ submitted by Lynn McCleary

May 29, 2014 - See Military Records for Spanish American War Enlistment Record of those who served from Louisa County
       ~ Submitted by Karon King

April 13, 2014 - See Links to Useful Websites ~ submitted by Lynn McCleary

See Portrait and Biographical Album of Louisa County, Iowa, 1889 Edition for Historical Section ~ submitted by Sharon Elijah
      5 May 2014 - Pages 641-653 ~ Historical Section now completed!
     27 Apr 2014 - Pages 626-641
     12 Apr 2014 - Pages 608-625
     31 Mar 2014 - Pages 585-606

See Portrait and Biographical Album of Louisa County, Iowa, 1889 Edition for Biographical Section ~ submitted by Sharon Elijah
     18 Jun 2014 - Pages 531-582 ~ Biographical Section Completed!!
       3 Jun 2014 - Pages 512-530
     30 May 2014 - Pages 493-512
     27 May 2014 - Pages 468-493
     19 May 2014 - Pages 448-468
     17 May 2014 - Pages 427-447
       7 May 2014 - Pages 406-426
     19 Apr 2014 - Pages 367-405
       6 Apr 2014 - Pages 346-366
       2 Apr 2014 - Pages 329-345
     21 Mar 2014 - Pages 309-329
     15 Mar 2014 - Pages 289-308
     12 Mar 2014 - Pages 267-288
       8 Mar 2014 - Pages 248-268
       2 Mar 2014 - Pages 204-247
     22 Feb 2014 - Pages 183-203
     17 Feb 2014 - Pages 165-182

March 8, 2014 - See Contents of the History of Louisa County Iowa, From Its Earlist Settlement to 1912, Vol 1.
      Inserted on appropriate web pages are scanned images of all photos of documents, portraits and scenes presented in this publication ~ submitted by Lynn McCleary

February 22, 2014 - See Death Information for Index of Deaths Records held by State Historical Society of Iowa
      Updated to include 1936 & 1937
~ submitted by Cheryl Sheets

February 14, 2014 - See History Books Contents for Portrait and Biographical Album of Louisa County, Iowa, 1889 Edition
      Chapters on Presidents of the United States and Governors of Iowa ~ submitted by Lynn McCleary

See History Books Contents for History of Louisa County Iowa, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1911, Vol. 2 with
     Biographical Sketches of Some Prominent Citizens of the County ~ Submitted by Sharon Elijah
     28 Jan 2014 - Pages 521-559 Project Completed!
     26 Jan 2014 - Pages 438-520
     18 Jan 2014 - Pages 412-437
     12 Jan 2014 - Pages 383-411
      8 Jan 2014 - Pages 351-382
      4 Jan 2014 - Pages 320-351
      2 Jan 2014 - Pages 290-319


WHAT WAS NEW in Louisa Co. in 2013

See History Books Contents for History of Louisa County Iowa, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1911, Vol. 2 with
      Biographical Sketches of Some Prominent Citizens of the County
~ Submitted by Sharon Elijah
     30 Dec 2013 - Pages 257-290
     26 Dec 2013 - Pages 224-256
      8 Dec 2013 - Pages 164-224
      3 Dec 2013 - Pages 100-163
      1 Dec 2013 - Pages 4-99

24 Nov 2013 - See Contents of the History of Louisa County Iowa, From Its Earlist Settlement to 1912, Vol 1.
                Chapter XI,County Finances and Taxes pages 145-176 ~ Submitted by Lynn McCleary
The transcription part of this publication is now completed! Still to come are all the charts and photos which will be inserted as scanned images.

1 Nov 2013 - See Contents of the History of Louisa County Iowa, From Its Earlist Settlement to 1912, Vol 1.
                Chapter XVII, Villages and Towns pages 381-407 ~ Submitted by Lynn McCleary

13 Nov 2013 - See Contents of the History of Louisa County Iowa, From Its Earlist Settlement to 1912, Vol 1.
                Chapter XVII, Villages and Towns pages 289-372 ~ Submitted by Lynn McCleary

6 Nov 2013 - See Contents of the History of Louisa County Iowa, From Its Earlist Settlement to 1912, Vol 1.
                Chapter XVI, Personal Mention of Several Pioneers ~ Submitted by Lynn McCleary

1 Nov 2013 - See Contents of the History of Louisa County Iowa, From Its Earlist Settlement to 1912, Vol 1.
        Chapter XV, Louisa County Doctors ~ Submitted by Lynn McCleary

27 Oct 2013 - See Contents of the History of Louisa County Iowa, From Its Earlist Settlement to 1912, Vol 1.
        Chapter XIII, Transportaion Facilities that includes
        The Rivers & Navigation on the Iowa and Cedar Rivers
        The Railroads
        History of The Air Line Railroad ~ Submitted by Lynn McCleary

10 Oct 2013 - See Marriage Records 1883-1899 by Alpa Sort of Surnames of Brides and Grooms ~ Submitted by Beverly Gerdts, Beverly Witmer & Lynn McCleary

18 Sep 2013 - See Military Records for article on REUNION OF COMPANY F, 25th IOWA INFANTRY, 1902 ~ Submitted by Norma Jennings

1 Sep 2013 - See Marriage Records 1853-1882 by Alpha Sort of Surnames of Brides and Grooms ~ Submitted by Beverly Gerdts, Beverly Witmer & Lynn McCleary

1 Sep 2013 - See Contents of the History of Louisa County Iowa, From Its Earlist Settlement to 1912, Vol 1.
        Chapter X
List of Officers
        Chapter XII Louisa County Soldiers ~ Submitted by Lynn McCleary

31 Aug 2013 - See Contents of the History of Louisa County Iowa, From Its Earlist Settlement to 1912, Vol 1.
        Chapter 9
Politics and Electons ~ Submitted by Lynn McCleary

29 Aug 2013 - Added Land Records and Maps topics to Home page ~ submitted by Lynn McCleary

28 Aug 2013 - See Contents of the History of Louisa County Iowa, From Its Earlist Settlement to 1912, Vol 1.
        Chapter VIII
that includes
        Changes In Township Boundaries-Establishment Of New Townships
        Lists of Early Settlers In The Several Townships
        List of Early Land Entries ~ Submitted by Lynn McCleary

8 Aug 2013 - Libraries & Musuems updated ~ Submitted by Lynn McCleary

7 Aug 2013 - See Contents of the History of Louisa County Iowa, From Its Earlist Settlement to 1912, Vol 1.
        Chapter VII
~ Submitted by Lynn McCleary

3 Aug 2013 - See Census Contents updated with:
        Federal and Iowa State Census Transcriptions
        Territorial Maps of 1836, 1837 and 1838
        Federal Census Mortality Schedules. ~ Submitted by Lynn McCleary

31 Jul 2013 - See History Books Contents for:
        History of Louisa County Iowa, From Its Earlist Settlement to 1912, Vol 1.
        Chapters 1 through VI.
~ Submitted by Lynn McCleary

1 Jul 2013 - Sending Norma Jenning lots of good wishes as she goes into retirement from being county coordinator for Louisa County. Lynn McCleary has some big shoes to fill!

31 May 2013 - added off site links to:
        Mellenger Advantage Preservation  Archives (Morning Sun, IA). It has Morning Sun newspaper articles from 1883-2003 and 97 pages from 1988 yearbook.

        See Death Information for Keck Funeral Home (Wapello) Index 1912-1937

       Federal Census Mortality Lists 1850 ~ 1860 ~ 1870 ~ 1880

        Updated link to the Louisa County Conservation site

31 May 2013 - See Death Information forIndex of Deaths 1933-1935 submited by Lynn McCleary

2 Mar 2013 - Louisa County Maps to Cemeteries UPDATED with GPS Coordinates ~ submitted by Lynn McCleary

19 Jan 2013 - Added Ruth Stineman's photo to Grandview 1909 class photo.

17 Jan 2013 - See Tax List Index for tax lists compiled in 1999 by LCGS:
        The Assessment Roll of Residents & Non-Residents for the County of Louisa, 1847
        Partial Listing of 1848 and 1849 Personal Tax Lists for Louisa County Residents ~ Submitted by Norma Jennings


WHAT Was New in Louisa County 2012

22 Dec 2012 - revised and corrected error in Van Dougen, Joanna andAlbert B. Ceurvorst marriage of 27 Sept. 1854.  Previously,had both names as Albert B. in both cross indexed entries.

1 Dec 2012 - an item of interest in a Washington county newspaper dated 9 February 1859 mentions the founding of the Enterprise at Columbus City. Since we have a newspaper history page written by Ann Cotter when she was in college, where she mentions that little could be found onthe Enterprise, it was decided to begin a new page of early news tidbits or clues of early events found in old newspapers from both Louisa County and neighboring counties with Louisa news items.

18 Nov 2012 - Revised Cotter High School, page. Added some missing spouse names and linked to a complete set of graduation photos.

18 Nov 2012 - Added new class photo index page of Cotter High School Graduates1924-1957.  High school existed as a separate entity for 33 years and then was consolidated with Columbus Community Schools. Uploaded 33 photo pages. submitted by Norma Jennings

Thanks to the diligent typing of Amanda Wilson, many years (1875-1893;1897-1899) of Louisa County marriages have been added to this site. Also thank you to Jan Hoehle for the 1894, 1895 and 1896 marriages.

29 Jul 2012 - 1869 marriages

2 Jul 2012 - 1867 & 1868 marriages submitted by Norma Jennings

1 Jul 2012 - 1897, 1898, 1899 marriages submitted by Amanda Wilson

24 Jun 2012 - 1894, 1895 marriages submitted by Janice Hoehle

24 Jun 2012 - 1893, 1892, 1891 marriages

22 Jun 2012 - 1890 marriages

6 Jun 2012 - 1889, 1887, 1886, 1885, 1884, 1883, 1882 marriages

28 May 2012 - 1881 marriages

25 May 2012 - 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880 marriages

21 May 2012 - 1866 marriages submitted by Norma Jennings

18 May 2012 - 1876 marriages

18 May 2012 - Revised 1875 marriages

16 Mar 2012 - Columbus Junction Fire of 1887 and first fire dept. 1896 photo, submitted by Norma Jennings

13 Mar 2012 - Antrim Bible Records - Martha Antrim Hague, dau. of Caleb and Martha Antrim, buried in Spring Run Cemetery in Louisa Co. IA, submitted by Norma Jennings

Feb 2012 - Louisa County Marriages for 1864 submitted by Norma Jennings


Page created May 26, 2013 by Lynn McCleary

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