Madison County

A GENEALOGICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MADISON COUNTY

Madison County Histories

All of the books listed herein are relevant to Madison County genealogical research. Some books are primarily concerned with Madison County history but they do contain significant lists of residents and/or biographical data.  Others are specifically aimed at providing brief family histories of many of the area's former and present residents.  Libraries holding specific books are listed where known.
History and Business Directory of Madison County, Iowa , Davies, J. J., Des Moines, Mills, 1869The earliest known printed history of Madison County, it contains a number of early settler biographies.  The Iowa Historical Library, (Iowa City location) has a copy. It is also available on line at Google Books.
Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa, A. T. Andreas, published in 1875, listed a large number of county residents by township.
History of Madison County, Iowa. Des Moines: Union Historical Company, 1879. The Iowa Historical Library, (Des Moines location) has a copy.  All of the biographies from this book are on-line at the Madison County Biographies Website.
History of Madison County (Iowa) & Its People, Herman A. Mueller, editor, Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1915  -  two-volume set.  The Iowa Historical Library, (Des Moines location) has a copy.  All of the biographies from this book are on-line at the Madison County Biographies Website.
Pioneer History of Earlham, Iowa, by Sarah Nunamacher, 1928 (If you know where a copy of this book can be found, please contact one of the Co-Coordinators)
History of Madison County, Iowa, 1846–1984history & biographies, written by the people of Madison County and compiled by the Madison County Genealogical Society, printed by the Taylor Publishing Co., Dallas, Texas. The Iowa Historical Library, (Des Moines location) has a copy.
Through The Seasons, Winterset, Iowa, 1849–1999, biographies, the Sesquincentennial Committee.
Truro Centennial, 1884–1984, (we find no publisher listed), history & biographies of the people of the Truro area of Madison County.
Old Settlers of St. Charles, Iowa, 1991, Vol. 1, stories of the people of the St. Charles area, Mae Hulbert (I believe there are two or three more and will check on this)
Macksburg & Neighbors, Vol. 1, Vol. 2 May 2001, Vol. 3 May 2002, history and stories of the Grand River Township areas, Pauline Parrott & Marjory Schutz.
East Peru Iowa: Centennial History Book, Audubon Publishing (1986) Over 400 pages with the first half dedicated to the history of Peru, East Peru, and Walnut Township and the second half a compilation of relevant family histories.

Family Histories

The publications listed below are family histories with significant sections devoted to families that have resided in Madison County.  Note: If you would like to include a family history book on this list, please contact either of the County Co-Coordinators listed at the bottom of this page.
Ancestors and Descendants of Wesley and Huldah Wilson Cox of Madison County, Iowa, Mabel Manz, 1983, Library of Congress #83-150962.
Eyerly Family History, Dean Eyerly, Iowa, ca 1972.  This book documents the Eyerly family back to the original immigrant. This book was not donated to any libraries and was distributed only to family members.
Roseman Family, Leland Rosemond, 1938.  This book documents the Roseman family back to Europe. This book was not donated to any libraries and was distributed only to family members.
Sayre Family...another 100 years Volume IV, by Ralph Hall Sayre.  One of a 5 volume set, this volume covers, among others, Absolom Sayre and wife Rachel McDaniel who came from West Virginia by way of Warren County and settled near St. Charles ca 1858.  The author suggests that Volume I will also be of value.  The book is available print-on-demand from iUniverse.com.
The Wights, Volume II, 1977, an update of the first volume. There is a very active Wight family organization. Volume II has over 6000 names in it. As of early 1996, originals of the second volume were still available from the Wight Family organization P.O. Box 295, Fort Ogden, Florida 33842
Wissler, Orth, Krell, Schnellbacher and Other Descendants of Henry W. Wissler, Jr., Edition II, Kent G. Transier, 1998.  Wisslers, Krells and Schnellbachers were 1850s settlers of Webster Township.  The book contains many biographies and photos of the subject and related families.  A CD ROM of an updated 2004 edition of this book in PDF format can be obtained from the author, Kent Transier.

 

 

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