Carefully Compiled, from the Earliest Settlement to the Present.
March 1, 1887.
The History of Story County, Iowa by W. G. Allen was printed in 1887. Many copies survive, however most are in poor condition. The Story County, Iowa Genealogical Society published an surname Index in 1973, and in 1975 published a facsimile reprint of the 1887 History including the Index. Permission has been granted by the Story County, Iowa Genealogical Society to republish the index here. The name index has been expanded here to include names found in the book's appendix. In addition, titles have been added to each page to make it easier to scan.
It is estimated that almost one-half of the adult population of the county as of about 1886 are named in this book.
The book has been scanned and then converted to text using optical character recognition. This introduces errors, many of which are corrected in the editing process, but not all. The book itself sometimes contained misspellings which are left unchanged.
The corrections for ERRATA published at the end of the book have been applied to the text.
The text was marked up for web page presentation. An attempt was made to preserve formatting important to context, such as italics. However, no attempt was made to exactly match the fonts of the original. Some of the more complex formatting, such as tabular information, also appears differently here than on the printed page. Every attempt was made to preserve content.
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