TAMA CO., IOWA USGENWEB PROJECT


HISTORY OF TAMA COUNTY IOWA

 

Union Publishing Company, Springfield, Illinois 1883

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Transcribed by Cyndi Vertrees, MaryAlice Schwanke and Donna Pardun

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER I - Introductory - 231

CHAPTER II - Physical Geography of Tama County - 233
Location - Topography - Geological

CHAPTER III - Indian Occupancy - 237
Indian Agents - The Indian Name - Customs and Habits

CHAPTER IV - The Beginning - 246
Early Settlement - County Name - Organization - Location of County Seat
First Events - First Fourth of July Celebration

CHAPTER V - County Government - 265
Acts of County Court - Acts of the Board of Supervisors

CHAPTER VI - Other Official Matters - 285
Matrimonial - Abstract of Assessments - County Buildings - Tama County Poor Farm
Attempt to Make a Change - Population of Tama County - First Instruments Recorded

CHAPTER VII - Pioneer Life - 295
Early Manners and Customs - Character of the Pioneers - Clothing Bee
Hunting - Snakes - Religion - Agriculture - The Claim System

CHAPTER VIII - Tama County Courts - 307
First Trials - District Court - Circuit Court - County Cort

CHAPTER IX - The Bar of Tama County - 314
The Bar of the Past - The Present Bar

CHAPTER X - The Press - 352
The Toledo Tribune - The Iowa Transcript - Tama County Republican
The Toledo Chronicle - The Press as Montour - The Tama county Union - The Tama Citizen - The Tama Herald - Tama City Herald of Economy - Tama County Liberal - Chelsea Peoples' Friend - The Traer Clipper - Tama County Independent - The Toledo Times - The Tama County Democrat - Tama City Press - The Penman's Help Dysart Reporter - Tama County News - The Free Press - The Traer Star - Gladbrook Courier - Toledo News - The Tama Northern - The Dysart Record - The Teacher and Student

CHAPTER XI - Early Days - 383
Reminiscence by Mrs. Racheal Vandorin - The Wilkinson Party - Tim Brown's Poetry - Methodism Introduced in Northern Tama - Reminiscence by Newton Miller - The Pioneer Doctor - Toledo Reminiscence by T. Brown - How the Court Got Across the River - Reminiscence of the Early Days of Northern Tama - Pioneer Life by Christopher Spire

CHAPTER XII - Political - 418
The First Political Convention - Offical Vote

CHAPTER XIII - National, State and County Representation - 449
Congressional - Lieutenant Governor - Attorney General - Supreme Court Reporter - Collector of Internal Revenue - Railroad Comissioners - Government Clerkship - Speaker of the House - Members of the General assembly - County Judge - County Auditor - Treasurer and Recorder - County Recorder - County Treasurer - Clerks of Courts - Sheriff - County Surveyor - County Coroner - School Fund Commissioners - County Superintendent - County Assessor - Prosecuting Attorney - Drainage Commissioners

CHAPTER XIV - Insurance, Endowment and Other Associations - 487
Old Settlers Society - Farmers' Mutual aid Company - Iowa Mutual Benefit Association - Mutual Endowment Association

CHAPTER XV- The War For The Union - 493
Second Infantry - Fifth Infantry - Eighth Infantry - Ninth Infantry - Tenth Infantry - Eleventh Infantry - Twelfth Infantry - Thirteenth Infantry - Fourteenth Infantry - Sixteenth Infantry - Eighteenth Infantry - Twenty-fourth Infantry - Twenty-eighth Infantry - Forty-seventh Infantry - First Cavalry - Second Cavalry - Fourth Cavalry - Fifth Cavalry - Sixth Cavalry - Ninth Cavalry - Light Artillery - Honored Dead

CHAPTER XVI - Educational - 535
County Superintendent of Schools - Normal Institutes - Tama County Teachers' Association - Western College

CHAPTER XVII - The Medical Profession - 561
First Physicians in the County - Tama City Physicians - Toledo Physicians - Traer Physicians - Dysart Physicians - Gladbrook Physicians - Chelsea Physicians - Garwin Physicians - Carlton Physicians - Eberon Physicians - Indiantown Physicians - Montour Physicians - Richland Physicians - Irving Physicians - Mooreville Physicians - Crystal Physicians - Tama Physicians - Tama County Medical Association

CHAPTER XVIII - Agriculture and Agricultual Societies - 588
The First Fair - Tama County Agricultural Society - Agricultural Asssociation of Tama County - Traer District Agricultural Society - Tama County Horticultural Society

CHAPTER XIX - Railroads - 593
The First Railroad in Tama County - Chicago & Northwestern - Toledo & Northwestern - Burlington - Cedar Rapids & Northern - Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul - Wisconsin, Iowa & Nebraska - Projected Railroads

CHAPTER XX - Buckingham Township - 608
Settlement - Organic - Educational - Reiigious - Historical Items - Postoffices - The Larches -

CHAPTER XXI - Carlton Township - 633
Settlement and Growth - Organic - Items of Interest - Religious - Railroad Matters - Kars Postoffice - Town of Garwin - Educational - Postoffice - Societies

CHAPTER XXII - Carroll Township - 648
Settlement of Carroll - Organic - Religious - Educational - First Things

CHAPTER XXIII - Clark Township - 655
Settlement - Organic - Educational - Ettie Postoffice - Historical Items - Town of Dysart - Organic - Business Matters and Men - Hotels - Postoffices - Educational - Religious - Societies

CHAPTER XXIV - Columbia Township - 676
Early Settlement - Organic - The Township Name - Educational - Religious - Postoffice - Village of Columbia - Historical Items

CHAPTER XXV - Crystal Township - 695
Early Settlement - Organic - Items of Interest - Educational - Postoffices - Religious

CHAPTER XXVI - Geneseo Township - 725
Settlement - Organic - Educational - Religious - Historical Events - Postoffice - Village of Mooreville

CHAPTER XXVII- Grant Township - 746
Settlement - Organic- Educational - Various Items of Interest - The Church in Grant - Allendale Stock Farm

CHAPTER XXVIII - Highland Township - 769
Early settlement - Organic - First Things - Educational - Religious

CHAPTER XXIX- Howard Township - 776
Settlement - First Events - Organic - Religious - Monticello Village

CHAPTER XXX - Indian Village Township - 788
Early Settlement - Organic- Historical Items - Educational - Indiantown, or Butlerville - LeGrand Station - Potter - Town of Montour - Development - Postoffice - Organic - Religious - Societies - Educational

CHAPTER XXXI - Lincoln Township - 818
Settlement - Organic - Fifteen Mile Grove Postoffice - Golville Postoffice - Itemns of Interest

CHAPTER XXXII - Oneida Township - 829
Early Settlement - Historical Items

CHAPTER XXXIII - Otter Creek Township - 838
Early Settlement - Organic - Postoffices - Gladstone- Educational - Historical Items ofInterest

CHAPTER XXXIV- Perry Township - 844
Early Settlement- Organic - Historical Items - Educational - Religious - Wolf Creek Postoffice - West Union Village - Buckingham Village - City of Traer - Development - Postoffice - Educational - Religious - Societies

CHAPTER XXXV - Richland Township - 898
Settlement - Historical Items - Organic - Educational - Religious - Village of Helena - Village of Eureka

CHAPTER XXXVI - Salt Creek Township - 909
Early Settlement - Organic - Historical Items - Educational - Religious - Irving - Chelsea

CHAPTER XXXVII - Spring Creek Township - 921
Settlement - Organic - Various Items - Badger Hill - Gladbrook - Growth and Business Development - Postoffice - Incorporation - Educational - Religious - Societies

CHAPTER XXXVIII - Tama Township - 948
Settlement - Items of Interest - Postofice - Organic - Tama City - Banks - Tama City Brewery - Tama Creamery Paper Mill - Brick - Furniture Manufactory - Tama Hydraulic Power - Postoffice - Incorporation - Educational - Religious- Societies

CHAPTER XXXIX - Toledo Township - 993

CHAPTER XL - York Township - 1052

CHAPTER XLI - Events of Interest- 1067



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