MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA

THE COMMUNITY OF ATALISSA, IA
A HISTORY
of its
CITY & FARMS

Our heartful thanks go to Joyce Wilson who shared this publication with the Muscatine Co. IAGenWeb site!

TABLE OF CONTENTS Page
Forward i
Atalissa History 1
Atalissa Incorporation 3
Atalissa Government 5
Schools 8
Churches 30
Businesses 33
Armed Forces 50
Organizations 57
Cemeteries 63
Century Farms 66

Pioneer Families ~ Surnames A thru G

Ady, James H. 67      Carr, Phillip 71
Ady, T. L. 67      Collison, Charles Clinton & Sarah Jane Fralick 71
Arnold, Gilbert A. 67      Collison, Frederick 71
Arnold, William Tully & Linn Slosser 67      Cope, John 72
Askam, Geroge 68      Coss, Elmer & Ida 72
Baker, Edward & Elizabeth Burnett 68      Croxen, Samuel 72
Balmos, Jacob & Anna 68      Croxen, Fred 73
Barkalow, D. G. 69      Dallas, Alexander 73
Beveridge, Dr. Thomas F. & Sara Overman 69      Davis, Charles 73
Black, Arthur 69      Desbros, S. & Lizzie 74
Black, James 69      Dove, H. C. 74
Black, W. L. 69      Doyle, Owen & Priscilla Cornwalt 75
Booth, Robert 70      Fiderlien, Louis & Maggie Shetler 75
Brooker, Edwin 70      Fiderlein, Ernest & Euella Crees 75
Buckman, Charles E. & Louisa Walter 70      Gladstone, Thomas & Rachel Johnson 75
Buckman, Phineas 70         
Burnett, John A. & Nellie B. Crees 70         

Pioneer Families ~ Surnames H thru O

Hallock, Samuel & Lucinda Miller 76      Lundy, Charles & Catherine Moore 81
Hawker, Thomas & Ann 76      Lundy, John & Dorra Norris Lundy 81
Heberling, Andrew & Elinor W. Combs 77      Lundy, Levi & Lucinda Hiatt 81
Hepker, Thomas & Wecie Amanda Trimble 77      Markham, H. H. 82
Heston, Franklin & Ella A. Jackson 77      McDonald, Emma 82
Hines, Alexander & Mary Boydston 77      McGown, Samuel & Rebecca Osborn 82
Holmes, William G. 78      McKillip, Lawrence & Mildred 82
Hudson, William & Flora Alger 78      McIntire, Thomas & Mary 82
Hunter, Curtis Ellsworth & Mary Isabelle Mills 78      McLaughlin, John M. 83
Ireland, L. L. 78      Melick, Justus & Eveline 83
Ireland, John A. James E. & Olive 79      Melick, J. Warren & Mary Croxen 83
James, Dave & Lily Corker 79      Moylan, Patrick & Maria 83
James, Arch & Alice McCann 79      Nachbaur, Frank & Nellie Law 84
Jones, Sameul M. 79      Oepping, Edward "Uncle Ed" 84
Jones, William A. 79      Oepping, Frederick & Caroline Pfluger 84
Kline, Harvey & Rowena Jones 79      Oepping, Hiram "Hi" 85
Lamb, Charles & Jennie Howard 80      Oepping, Henry & Ida 86
Lamb, Emerson & Martha Louise Stucker 80      Oepping, Fred & Eva Devore 86
Lamb, Leonard 80      Oxley, Emerson E. 86
Lambert, Samuel V. 81      Overman, Cyrus & Elizabeth D. Barkalow 86

Pioneer Families ~ Surnames P thru W

Parry, J. A. & Lucinda Lyons 87      Stucker, William & Jessie Lundy 93
Richardson, Joseph W. 87      Stucker, James H. & Emma Worrell 93
Rochau, Roland & Thelma Arp 87      Tice, B. F. & Rebecca Desbro 93
Schmidt, Louis & Laura Frenzel 87      Toyne, Charlie & Rachel 93
Scott, George M. 88      Turner, Charles Edward 94
See, William & Emeline Arnold 88      VanHorn, Carl 94
Shelter, Simon & Mary 88      VanHorn, Erma & Ernest 94
Smith, John & Catherine Davis 89      VanHorn, John 94
Smith, Grant & Ada McGill 89      VanHorn, Jesse & Eugenia Smith 95
Smith, Benjamin & Sarah Drake 89      Watters, Hanson B. 95
Smith, Walter 89      Watters, Henry Q, & Dora A. 95
Stiles, R. M. & Alice Fullmer 89      Watters, Dr. William W. 96
Spilger, Nicholas 90      Weiss, George & Elizabeth Fuhr 96
Spilger, Phillip & Anna Gatzke 90      Weiss, Phillip & Rosina D. Kauffman 96
Stauffer, Family 90      Weiss, William & Melinda Lange 97
Staley, Charles & Sarah Jane "Sadie" Beggs 91      Werth, Wilhelm 97
Staley, Jacob & Catherine E. Keeler 91      Wilkinson, George R. 97
Sterner, Gale & Esther Melick 92      White, William & Margaret 97
Stucker, Sameul B. & Mattie E. Oxley 92      Worrall, George 98
Stucker, Oscar & Lucy 92      Worrall, George II & Erma Stucker 98
Stucker, Russell Park & Ann 92      Wright, Charles & Lucy McCroskey 98

Former Families ~ Surnames A thru G

Ahrens, Dr. 100      Corriell, George & Minnie 105
Arnold, Otis & Erma VanHorn 100      Corriell, Lester 105
Arnold, Ralph & Bonnie Streat 100      Coss, Floyd & Iola 106
Arnold, Stewart 100      Coyner, Perry 106
Atkins, Jeff & Julie 101      Dallege, Floyd & Jeanetta 106
Aye, August & Marian Oepping 101      Daufeldt, Albert 108
Baker, Bert 101      Daufeldt, Charles & Alvena 108
Barkhurst, Elizabeth 101      Demean, Family 108
Barkalow, Elmer & Elsie 102      Devore, Dewey & Beryl Arnold 108
Beaver, Lawrence "Buck" & Nellie 102      Devore, Harry & Hazel 109
Beggs, Hugh & Matilda 102      Dickey, Claude & Hazel 109
Binggeli, Robert & Elma Oepping 102      Edwards, Robert & Karen 109
Brotchie, Bill 102      Erick, Herman 109
Cale, Dick & Gert 102      Esmoil, Mike 109
Carlisle, Cecil 103      Essex, Clyde & Margaret Ola Arnold 110
Carlisle, George 103      Essex, Darlene 110
Carlisle, Ruth Savacoal 103      Eusler, William "Bill" & Lill 110
Chambliss, George & Norma 104      Eusler, Vernon & Sarah 110
Chapman, George & Elitha Pearl Fry 104      Fiagle, Ray & Dorthea 110
Chesebrough, Samuel & Theresa Hindee 104      Fuhrmeister, Ralph & Daphne 111
Collison, Harry 105      Garvin, John & Lillie Sutton 111
Conner, John & Helen 105      Gerdts, Louis & Lota 111

Former Families ~ Surnames H thru P

Hawk, Roy 112      McMichael, Audrey Phillips White 119
Hepker, Hubert Sr. & Florence L. 112      Montgomery, Clyde "Short" & Myrtle 119
Hiatt, Joe 112      Morrison, Clemmie 120
Hildebrand, Guy & Harriet Arnold 112      Morrison, George & Gladys Schafnit 120
Hinkhouse, Harold & Florence Jensen 113      Morrison, Robert & Ruby 120
Hohnke, Julius 113      Nebergall, Mearl 120
Hohnke, William "Bill" 113      Oepping, Frank & Ida's Children 121
Hunter, Tony & Teressa Staley 113      Oepping, Verne & N. Emily Scott 121
Jensen, Glen & Helga Nissen 114      Oepping, Raymond O. & Judith L. Filter 121
Jensen, Martin & Catherine 114      Osborn, Walter & Anna Demean 122
Keith, Derwood & Arlene Roberts 114      Oostendorp, Wilfred "Shorty" 123
King, George & Bertha 114      Ohl, Jack & Orpha 123
Kelly, Bob & Ike 115      Passmore, Fred & Theresa Gatzke 123
Kline, Elmer & Louise Ridenour 115      Passmore, Chester "Chet" & Lois Hepker 123
Kline, Joseph & Clella Fiederlein 115      Peeters, John & Ann 124
Lewis, Raymond 116      Penny, Jay 124
Long, Jacob & Miranda S. 116      Pelzer, Ralph & Pauline 124
Lovell, Frankie E. & Myrtle 116      Phelps, Glen & Laura Weikert 124
Lowenberg, Jim & Marie 117      Phillips, Carl & Elsie Gatzke 125
Markham, Elvin "Mutt" 117      Phillips, Dalton "Johnny" & Jean Ann Lindle 125
Marticke, Ben & Vennie 117      Phillips, Delbert E. 126
McDonald, Anna 117      Phillips, Harlan S. "Skeeter" & June Sisk 126
McKillip, Marilyn V. & William 117         
McKillip, William F. & Treva 118         

Former Families ~ Surnames R thru Z

Roberts, Alvin N. & Edna Jensen 126      Sterner, Darel & Donna Faye Passmore 133
Rock, Harry & Wima Tomasson 127      Sterner, George & Florence Aye 133
Ruess, Louis & Margaret White 127      Stillman, Scott 133
Schafnit, Bert & Wilma Schmidt 127      Stucker, Hilbert & Mary McGrann 134
Schmidt, Calvin & Marion Wacker 128      Stucker, James & Grace Phelps 134
Schmidt, Ewolt & Lydia 128      Terpenning, Jason & Katrina 134
Schmidt, Christ & Henrietta "Blim" Devore 128      Thomasson, Delbert & Fern 135
Schmidt, Clarence & Lillian Hunter 128      Thomasson, William & Grace 135
Schmidt, Robert & Leila 129      Turkle, Earl & Pearl 136
Schnier, John & Edith 129      Vauble, Jake 136
Sharpless, Duane & Julia Martinson 129      Wallingford, Harry 136
Smith, Alan & Pat 129      Walton, Lonnie & Clella Fiderlien 136
Stiles, Evelyn 130      Warner, Louis 137
Sterner, Orville V. & Gladys M. 131      Weiss, Leornard & Else Fuerst 137
Stortz, Fred 131      Wieskamp, Leo & Wilma White 137
Staley, Archie & Lillian 131      Werling, Velda 138
Staley, Robert & Eleanor 132      White, Walter & Inez Cunningham 138
Staley, Louis & Bernice 132      White, Wayne 138
Statler, Zella A. Smith 132      Whyte, Mabel Carlisle 138
         Zimmerman, Chester & Mary 139

Current Families (1999) ~ Surnames A thru G  
Armey, Larry & Patty Buck 140      Cline, Mike & Mary Sue 148
Armey, Robert & Carissa Marlof 140      Coleman, Ray & Gert 148
Atkins, Cecil "Granny" 149      Daufeldt, Clarence & Frances 148
Axson, Robert & Kim 141      DeVoew, Mary & "Granny" Atkins 149
Baines, Mike & Becky 141      DeVore, Tim & Chris 149
Baker, Joan 141      Dewar, Tim & Darcie 150
Barnard, Tom 141      Dickey, Angie 150
Beaver, Rich & Linda 142      Dickey, Don L. & Gloria A. Jensen 150
Becker, Mark & Cynthia 142      Dickey, Norma & Chester 151
Beinke, Dennis 142      Dickey, Todd & Kimberly 151
Beinke, Richard John & Betty Kay 142      Dotson, Glen & Viola Buckman 152
Bierman, Stacy 143      Ervin, Robert & Jean 152
Black, Bob & Connie 143      Evans, Chuck & Evelyn Osborn 153
Blick, Ronald & Donna 143      Freyermuth, Clifford W. & Lucille Spilger 153
Blick, Joseph & Kandice 144      Gatzke,Herbert & Betty 154
Blick, Kori 144      Gatzke, Don & Maryann Becker 155
Blick, April 144      Gatzke, Ron & Donna 155
Brown, Bernice & Delos Jr. 144      Garvin, Richard & Donna 156
Brown, Tom & Cindy 145      Garvin, Edward & Dorothy 156
Burnett, Marion & Ethel 145      Goodale, William A. & Tammy Smith 157
Burnett, Steve & Edie 145      Goodale, Ernest & Francis 157
Carlisle, Francis & Dorothy 146      Guthrie, Robert & Virginia 157
Carlisle, Wilma Hargrave 147         

Current Families (1999) ~ Surnames H thru P

Hammons, Gene & Vickie 158      McCleary, Dick & Denise 167
Hepker, Dennis & Mary 158      McCleary, Robert 167
Hepker, Dwain 158      McConnel, Betsy 167
Hepker, Melvin Leroy & Mary Kathleen Wieskamp 159      McKillip, Craig & Karla 168
Herrold, Charles "Tony" & Janene R. 159      McKillip, Dale & Penny 168
Hinkhouse, Guy & Evelyn 160      McKillip, Daryl 168
Hinrichs, Alven & Hilda 161      McKillip, Dennis & Jody Ford 168
Hollenbeck, Gayle & Joyce 161      McKilli, Ernest & Lois 169
Howes, Russell Frank & Kristina Marie 161      McKinley, Terry & Liz 169
Humphries, Richard & April 162      McMichael, Jason & Tamra 169
Hunter, Wesley 162      McMichael, Luther & Sadie Faulkner 170
Irwin, Marv & Carol 162      McMichael, Matt & Michele Brennan 170
Isabel, Ralph & Lela Ridenour 163      McMichael, Ron & Doris Bevore 170
Jensen, Hilbert & Ina Frenzel 163      Messner, Dan 171
Klemme, Bob & Paula 163      Nebergall, Karl & Elizabeth "Betsy" 171
Kordick, Scott & Bethann 164      O'Neill, Dennis & Carol 171
Leggins, Gerald & Evelyn 164      Pace, Bill & Carolyn "George" 173
Lyon, Richard & Susan 164      Passmore, Donald F. & Arlene 172
Madagrang, Anthony & Chris 165      Passmore, Dwight & Judith 173
Madsen, Mark & Charlena 165      Petersen, Bob & Sandra Kay 173
Madsen, Paul 165      Pelzer, Raymond 173
Mahnke, Terry & Carol 166      Phillips, Dave H. & Patricia Connor 174
March, Clarence Family 167      Pierce, Wayne & Cindy 174
         Plank, Rod & Tami 175

Current Families (1999) ~ Surnames R thru Y

Ridenour, Harold & Martha 175      Taylor, Lester & Evelyn 184
Rocha, Patricia 175      Taylor, Lester & Shirley 184
Rock, Jeff & Trina Glover 175      Tomasson, Kevin 184
Rock, Mark W. & Corrina Brierly 176      Trout, Ronald & Christine 185
Rock, Mike 176      Van Dusen, Brain & Pam 185
Rock, Tim & Rracie Drayfahl 176      Van Dusen, Donovan 185
Rock, William & Barbara White 176      Van Dusen, Joseph & Sheila 185
Russ, Amy 177      Van Dusen Julie & Scott Williams 186
Ruess, Bill & Vonda Fix 177      Van Dusen, Lloyd & Sandra Stewart 186
Schmidt, Robert R. & Dawn Goody 177      Vandusen, Floyd Henry & Mary 186
Schmidt, Robert & Cynthia "Cindy" 178      Vandusen, Rick & Brenda Phillips 187
Shank, Harry & Alma Cozad 178      Wagner, Linus & Linda 187
Shetler, Louis & Dona Henderson 178      Weber, Dave 188
Shetler, Steven & Sharon 179      Weiss, Richard & Winifred Gosch 188
Sivia, Delores 179      Weiss, Ricky Alan & Deborah 188
Sivia, Ernest 179      Welsch, Dean & Janet 189
Skubal, Ronald & Jewel 179      Werling, Bob & Connie 189
Spilger, Dick & Brenda Booker 180      Werllng, Dusty 189
Spilger, Leland & Loretta 180      Werling, Nancy & Brian Telleen 190
Spilger, Merlyn & Dorothy 181      Werling, Penny & Family 190
Struck, Don & Virginia 183      Wertzbaugher, Robert & Rosemary Howard 190
Struck, Terry & Giana Greewald 181      Williams, Howard & Donna 190
Stewart, Betty J. 182      Willits, Stu & Wilma 191
Stewart, Tom & Jessie Pearl 182      Wilson, Bill & Sharon 191
Stewart, Herman & Hazel Rick 183      Wilson, Gerald & Joyce Isabel 192
         Yeager, James Franklin & Norma 192

Photographs (descriptions) of People and Happenings 194

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