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Directories of Government Officials & Politicians

Miscellaneous official/political positions & information

1857 Corporation Officers for the Village of McGregor

County, Township & Town officials 1860-1934 (misc. years)

Clayton co. Members of the State of Iowa General Assembly 1846-1928

Postmasters & Postoffices - miscellaneous years



Farm & Agricultural Directory

Clayton County Agricultural & Stock Organizations - includes Bee-Keepers, Farmers' Club, Farmers' Institute, Farm Bureau, Stock Commissions, Farmers Co-Operatives & 4-H Clubs

Creamery Directory

1914 Farmers Directory - Grand Meadow twp.

1965 Clayton co. Farm Directory - Maps, Land-owners & Renters

1965 Clayton co. Farm Directory Advertisers



Directory of Fraternal, Insurance, Social & other organizations

Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, A.F. & A.M. Lodges:
Officers & members - 1856-1864
1865 Iowa State Gazetteer A.F. & A.M. Directory
Officers & members - misc years after 1865

1878-1925 Clayton co. Chapters Royal Arch Masons

Clayton County Automobile Club

Clayton co. Bar Association

Grand Meadow Country Club 1916-2006

Camps, Lodges, social societies & other organizations in the towns & villages:
Clayton
Edgewood
Elkader -
before 1900 * 1900 - 1909 * 1910 & after
Elkport, Garber, Osborne, Littleport, Mederville & Communia
Farmersburg & National
Garnavillo
Guttenberg
Luana & Monona
McGregor & N. McGregor (Marquette)
Millville & Osterdock
St. Olaf
Strawberry Point New content added 9/10/22 - (1920)
Volga City



Gazetteers

1865 Iowa State Gazetteer * pg 126-132 * pg 133-140 *

1865 Iowa State Gazetteer Business Directory * pg 1 * pg 2 * pg 3 * pg 4

1865 Iowa State Gazetteer AF & AM Directory

1865 Iowa State Gazetteer Church Directory

1865 Iowa State Gazetteer Shippers Guide & P.O. Directory

1905 Clayton co. Gazetter and P.O. Directory

Section 1 - Introduction: Clayton County Historical Sketch and 1905 County Government

Section 2 - Residents arranged alphabetically (does not include the gazetters):
A-D * E-H * I-L * M-Q * R-Z

Section 3 - Gazetteers & residents grouped by postoffice:

Northeast Iowa Hills - A Pictoral Guide to Clayton County

Page one - intro., map of Clayton county, Table Rock, Buena Vista, Clayton, Clayton Center, Edgewood, Elkader, Elkport-Garber, Farmersburg, Giard, Gunder & Garnavillo

Page two - Luana, Guttenberg, Marquette, Littleport, McGregor, Monona, Mederville, St. Olaf & Communia

Page three - Strawberry Point, Volga City, Froelich, Spook Cave, Watson, National, Millville, Turkey River Junction, Osborne, Osterdock, St. Sebald & Ceres

Page four - Suttle Creek Mill, Kleinlein Mill, Motor Mill, Big Spring Trout Hatchery, Bixby State Park, Pikes Peak State Park, Bloody Run & Frenchtown Lake

Polk's Iowa Gazetteer and Business Directory 1918/1919
Clayton county data



Immigration Directories

Swiss immigrants 1852-1907

Norwegian Immigration

"Information Wanted" - misc. yrs., Irish immigrant ads

Misc. immigration & naturalization records on Document board



Medical Directory

Clayton co. physicians & dentists

Clayton county pharmacists & druggists



Mills of Clayton county

The Mills of Clayton co. 1835-1882 - a threaded discussion on the Document board about some of the mills listed below - you are welcome join the discussion & add your query or info. about an old mill in Clayton county. This link opens in a new window.

The Mills of Clayton co. 1835-1890 - compiled information & photos - contributions are welcome! If a mill is highlighted in bold click the link for more about the mill.

Boardman's Sawmill, Dry Mill Branch (built 1837)
Bowen's Sawmill, Millville (built 1835)
Centennial Mill, Sperry Township (built 1876)
Diamond 'T' Mill, East Elkport (built 1890)
Elkader Mill, Elkader (built 1849)
Elkport Mill, Elkport (built 1860)
Fleming's Sawmill, North McGregor, Marquette (operating in 1882)
Garnavillo Mill, Buck Creek (built 1857)
Guttenberg Flour Mill, Guttenberg (built 1854)
Kleinlein's Mill, near Strawberry Point (built about 1860)
Marsh and Spaulding's on Bloody Run River, McGregor
Mederville Mill, Mederville
Millville Flouring Mill, Little Turkey River (operating in 1882)
Millville Sawmill, Little Turkey River (built 1835)
Model Mill, Jefferson Township (built 1867)
Motor Mill, Motor (built 1864 / 1869)
Osterdock Milling Company (*not on the Swisher list)
Pelzer's Mill, Miner's Creek, Jefferson Township (built 1849)
Strawberry Point Mill, Strawberry Point
Valley Mill, Garnavillo Township (built 1853)
Volga City Mill, Volga River (built 1857)
Windsor's Mill, Lodomillo Township (built 1860)
Walter's Mill, Wagner Township (built 1871)

~source of many of the mills shown above: "Iowa, Land of Many Mills", by Jacob Swisher; State Historical Society of Iowa, 1940.
~transcribed by Roseanna Zehner



Miscellaneous Directories

Bank Directory - misc. years & info.

Clayton County Fair, National - misc. years & info.

Church Directory - present day churches in the county

Military Directories
Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.)
American Legion & VFW Posts - Auxiliaries - Service Star Legion

Insurance organizations, county-wide - not specific to a single town - misc. years

Inventors, 1860-1999

Early Clayton co. Newspapers

Photographers in Clayton co. New content added 8/2/22 - (Goergen)

Pioneer Certificates Issued by the Iowa Genealogical Society

Iowa State College Alumni 1872-1917 - Clayton co. students

1903 Allamakee co. Teachers Institute - Clayton co. students

Educators from Clayton county - teachers, principals, superintendents & other officials

1931 Iowa State Teachers College Directory - Clayton co. students

Northeastern Iowa Memorial Company, Monona
The Memorial Messenger - About Better Memorials, Improved Cemeteries and Historic Graves in N.E. Iowa - A newsy message to the public
Customer Directory 1890-1926 - A-E * F-K * L-R * S-Z



Telephone Directories & misc. telephone company info.

Miscellaneous telephone companies in Clayton co.
Company officers, various years & other misc. info.

1932 Farmersburg, Wagner & St. Olaf Telephone Directory
....... and misc. information from other years about the St. Olaf Farmers' Telephone Co.

1932 Luana Telephone Directory

1932 Monona Telephone Directory

1935 Luana Telephone Directory

1935 Monona Telephone Directory

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