Linda's Resources

Akron, Iowa – Our Life 1882-1982

Central Telephone Company Directory, LeMars, Iowa – Nov. 1955

First Baptist Church, LeMars, IA – Personal Collection of Mrs. J.D. Tindall

LeMars Globe-Post Atlas of Plymouth Co. c1935.

LeMars Globe-Post Atlas and Directory of Plymouth Co. c1946.

LeMars Community High School
1964 BARK
1965 BARK
1966 BARK

Plymouth County Heritage Book – 1996

Various Scrapbooks full of the County history pasted on the pages –Just ASK – giving the name of your ancestor and research will begin! 

Debra Ann Kroll, volunteer

Hi. I'm willing to help if anyone needs info about their families in Plymouth and Woodbury and the Sioux County town of Hawarden. I live between Akron and Hawarden,Iowa, and go to LeMars often. I'm also doing Obituaries and Markers of all Cemetery and putting them on a site called

Deb Kroll says: Feel free to contact me:

debkroll@ or


Glenna Rice, volunteer

I hope this will be of help to some of our families of German heritage.

I have the 3 volume copy of the Reepsholt, Germany, Ortsippenbuch or OSB (combined parish and census records) for 1633-1900.  Information included are births, deaths, baptisms and family relationships.  Many of our early German settlers (1860 -1900) came from this area of northern Germany and are related to each other.  Some surnames include Bohlken, Kleihauer, Frerichs, Jacobs, Renken, Doering, Borchers, Dirks, Willms and many others.  Almost anyone who has relatives buried in one of Plymouth county Lutheran church cemeteries will find their ancestors here.  It includes many of the small villages in the area besides Reepsholt.  These books are a wonderful resource for anyone who has ancestors from this area.  For instance--I have 122 sets of greatgrandparents in these books!!  Wish the British Isles did this!!

Glenna Rice says: I would be happy to do "look ups" for anyone interested.  I would like the questions to go to the following e-mail address: gmrrwrinne@

Linda Ziemann, volunteer

I will gladly help with NW Iowa and Plymouth County research specifically. Don't hestitate to email me with your queries.

Note the top RIGHT column on this page to see a list of Plymouth Co. history books and resources that Linda owns & has for LookUps at her fingertips. Please ask and I will do my best! Use either of my emails: