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This page was updated November 30, 2021

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2021 Comments and Thank-you notes - Do you have something to say about this website?

01/04/2021 - Happy New Year from Virginia! Thank-you so much for all of the work put into this website by so many (volunteers right?). It has been so helpful in my research.... from Anne F., Virginia
03/28/2021 - You are doing a wonderful service. This website is great. Thank-you from Oregon ... Art & Mable, Salem, OR
04/03/2021 - Great website. Keep up the good work, it's appreciated.... Carrie S., Des Moines
06/06/2021 - Thanks for all the work you do with the GenWeb site. I use it often, and am amazed at the information on it..... Deanna, Clayton county
06/27/2021 - Found this website the other day and can't believe I didn't know about it. Thank-you ...... John, Minneapolis
08/02/2021 - Excellent work and so helpful. I'm trying to get my 11 year old granddaughter interested in her family and she's helping me with the computer.... Grandma JoAnne & Macie Ann, Sioux City



November 2021


CEMETERY RECORDS (burial lists & related items)
*The following cemetery burial lists have been updated with additional names and/or data in November: Bethel, Brown, Clayton, Clayton Center, County Corners, East Side, Farmersburg-Wagner, Hillcrest, Immanuel, Monona City, Norway, Pleasant Grove, Sacred Heart (Littlept & Volga), St. Mary (McGregor), St. Patrick, St. Joseph (Elkader & Garnavillo), Strawberry Point & Union

DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS
*New content with many names added to several directories, data from 1918 - each marked New Content on the index - from Reid R. Johnson (11/1//21)

DOCUMENTS (document board) (indexes to the documents posted on the board: index 1 * index 2)
*As new items are posted to the document board the indexes will be updated as time permits although some of the postings might be moved to other pages on this website if appropriate.

MARRIAGE RECORDS (marriage licenses, engagements, marriages & divorces)
*New content added to compiled marriages for 1918 - from Reid R. Johnson (1throughout Nov)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*Added to the WWI HR, A. Layton & O.A. Phelps - coordinator (11/30/21)
*Added to the Civil War HR was F. Landon - coordinator (11/11/21)
*New content added to the Women's Relief Corps page (1918) - from Reid R. Johnson (11/1/21)

OBITUARY BOARD - we now have over 15,965+ transcribed obituaries
*Thank-you to the November obituary contributors: Ken Wright, S. Ferrall & Reid R. Johnson

Note 11/23/21! The index has been reorganized, breaking down some of the large files. You might have to refresh the page to see the most recent index.

ODDS & ENDS - a rummage bag of interesting items
*New content from 1918 added to the County Poor Farm page - from Reid R. Johnson (11/30/21)
*New content from 1918 added to the State Asylum page - from Reid R. Johnson (11/25/21)



September & October 2021


CEMETERY RECORDS (burial lists & related items)
*The following cemetery burial lists have been updated with additional names and/or data in September & October: Bethel, Bolsinger, Ceres, Clayton, Communia, East Side, Garnavillo (old), Giard (complete thru 2021), Highland, Hillcrest (major update), Immanuel, Mederville, Monona City, Mt. Harmony, National, Pleasant Grove, County Corners, Ross, Sacred Heart (Littleport), St. Joseph (Elkader), St. Patrick, St. Mary (Guttenberg), Strawberry Point, U.B. & Union - coordinator, Bob Meyer (Giard cemetery secretary) & Phyllis Peterson (Hillcrest cem)

Iowa Gravestone Photo Project additions in September & October:
*370+ gravestone photos from Hill Crest cemetery - Phyllis Peterson (Oct 7-13)
*Bush, Larson, Reavis & Schoien gravestone photos from Highland Lutheran cemetery - contributor (Sept 20)
*Butikofer, Daniels, Nygaard & Schneider gravestone photos from Apostolic cemetery - contributor (Sept 11 & 12)

CHURCH RECORDS
*New content added to St. Joseph's church, 1917 (Elkader) - from Reid R. Johnson (10/2/21)

COURT RECORDS
*New, district court news as reported in the Elkader newspaper during 1917 - from Reid R. Johnson (10/24/21)
*New content added: 1918 Grand Jurors & 1918 Petit jury, Jan term District Court - from Reid R. Johnson (10/24/21)
*New content added: 1910 Grand Jurors & 1910 Petit jury, Jan term District Court - from Reid R. Johnson (9/6/21)

DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS
*New content with many names added to several directories, data from 1918 - each marked New Content on the index - from Reid R. Johnson (10/24/21)
*New database! Polk's Iowa Gazetteer & Business Directory, 1918/1919; Clayton co. data - from S. Ferrall (9/15/21)
*New content with many names added to several directories, data from 1910 & 1917 - each marked New Content on the index - from Reid R. Johnson (through-out Sept.)

DOCUMENTS (document board) (indexes to the documents posted on the board: index 1 * index 2)
*As new items are posted to the document board the indexes will be updated as time permits although some of the postings might be moved to other pages on this website if appropriate.

MARRIAGE RECORDS (marriage licenses, engagements, marriages & divorces)
*New content added to compiled marriages, all 1857 or 1858: Everingham - Moon, Wood - Lines, Kenyon - Ayer, Roberts - Watkins, Pearson - Henry, Drury - Woolsteneroft, Wells - France, Welch - Dibble - from S. Ferrall (10/24/21)
*Completed! Compiled marriages, as reported in the Elkader papers during 1917 - from Reid R. Johnson (completed 10/24/21)
*Completed! Compiled marriages, as reported in the Elkader papers during 1909 - from Reid R. Johnson (completed 9/6/21)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
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New database! Military Census of over 2,000 names! Men of military age who registered (1917) in Clayton county - from Reid R. Johnson (10/6/21)
*New content added to the Women's Relief Corps page (1917) - from Reid R. Johnson (9/19/21 & 9/22/21)
*New content added to the Civil War Honor Roll (A. Hook, J.W. Kinsley, J. Tieden, N. Meyer/Myer, M. Thein, J. Ernst, N. Chesley) and the G.A.R. page (Boardman Post, 1910) - from Reid Johnson & S. Ferrall (9/6/21 & 10/10/21 & 10/23/21)

OBITUARY BOARD - we now have over 15,805+ transcribed obituaries
*Thank-you to the September & October obituary contributors: S. Ferrall, Reid R. Johnson, Ken Wright & Ken Johnson

OBITUARY INDEX - last updated 10/23/2021

PHOTO ALBUM - lots of family albums and photos from around Clayton county
*New! National, Farmersburg twp., photos & misc. history - from Kyle J. Cox & S. Ferrall (9/17/21)

SCHOOL RECORDS
*New! St. Patrick's Parochial school, photos & misc. data - from Reid Johnson & S. Ferrall (10/2/21)
*New! Grand Meadow twp. schools, new page w/ info. & a photo - coordinator (9/15/21)
*Mallory twp. schools - new content & photo added - coordinator (9/15/21)



July & August 2021

BIOGRAPHIES - misc. index by surname: A-J * K-Z
*Newly posted biographies: C.H. Bierbaum, William H. Pearson & Charles E. Tottingham - from S. Ferrall (8/10/21)

CEMETERY RECORDS (burial lists & related items)
*The following cemetery burial lists have been updated with additional names and/or data in July & Aug: Apostolic, Bethel, Brown, Clayton Ctr., Communia, Council Hill, Ditmer, East Side, Eno, Farmersburg-Wagner, Goshen, Grand Meadow, Guttenberg City, Hansel, Highland, Hillcrest, Immaculate Conception, Marion, Mederville, Monona City, Mt. Harmony, Mt. Olivet, National, Noble, Norway, Pleasant Grove, Sacred Heart (Cox Cr. & Littlept), St. Joseph (Elkader), St. Mary (McGregor & Guttenburg), St. Michael, St. Patrick, St. Paul, St. Sebald, Strawberry Pt., Union & Weymouth - coordinator

Iowa Gravestone Photo Project additions in July & August
*Brimeyer gravestones, Immaculate Conception cemetery - from Loras Gassman (August)
*Casaday & DeGraw gravestones, Monona City cemetery - from Jym Montgomery (August)
*Many gravestone photos were added from the Elk Valley, Bolsinger, Greenhill, Sacred Heart (Littlept), Union & Strawberry Point cemeteries - from Phyllis Peterson (July)

CHURCH RECORDS
*New content added to St. John's church, 1909 (Guttenburg) - from Reid R. Johnson (8/23/21)

COURT RECORDS
*Petit jury, April term District Court, 1909 - from Reid R. Johnson (8/16/21)
*District Court news, 1934 - from Reid R. Johnson (8/16/21)
*Grand Jury 1934 & Petit jury Feb, May & Dec terms 1934, - from Reid R. Johnson (07/21/21 & 08/07/21)

DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS
*New content with many names added to several directories all data from 1909, 1934 and 1935 - each marked New Content on the index - from Reid R. Johnson (through-out July & August)

DOCUMENTS (document board) (indexes to the documents posted on the board: index 1 * index 2)
*As new items are posted to the document board the indexes will be updated as time permits although some of the postings might be moved to other pages on this website if appropriate.

MARRIAGE RECORDS (marriage licenses, engagements, marriages & divorces)
*Compiled marriages, as reported in the Elkader papers in 1908 & 1909 - from Reid R. Johnson (through-out August)
*New content added to the compiled divorce records - from S. Ferrall (7/24/21)
*Compiled marriages, as reported in the Elkader papers in 1934 - from Reid R. Johnson (through-out July & August)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*D.G. Sinclair & J.W. Hold added to Civil War Honor Roll - coordinator (August 2021)
*New content added to American Legion/Auxilary page & Woman's Relief Corp page - from Reid R. Johnson (8/7/21)
*J.F. Fitzpatrick, C.H. Jenkins, M. O'Day & L. Steber information added to the WWI Honor Roll - coordinator (through-out July)
*A photo of B. Smock was added to his entry on the WWII Honor Roll - coordinator

OBITUARY BOARD - we now have over 15,560+ transcribed obituaries
*Thank-you to the July & August obituary contributors: S. Ferrall, Reid R. Johnson, Ken Wright & Janet Schuldt

OBITUARY INDEX - last updated 08/29/2021

ODDS & ENDS - a rummage bag of interesting items
*New content added to the "Information Wanted" page - from S. Ferrall (8/10/21)

PHOTO ALBUM - lots of family albums and photos from around Clayton county
*Two new photos were added to the Knoebel-Harrington family album - from Lisa Woiwood (7/7/21)

QUERIES - posted to Query Board, if you can help please reply directly to the query
*J. Strike is requesting info. & photos of Ben James & 2nd wife Eva (Wright) Powell James & 3rd wife May. If you can help please reply to her
Query.
*Kathy is asking for info. & obit for Elizabeth (Thompson) Meyer Mueller who died ca1874. If you can help please reply to her
Query.

SCHOOL RECORDS
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New Database! Student bios from the Luana Hi Leader, years 1928 & 1929 - from S. Ferrall (8/27/2021)
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New Database! 1850 Monona Township School Register; this may be the earliest extant school record - from S. Ferrall (8/16/2021)



May & June 2021

CEMETERY RECORDS (burial lists & related items)
*The following cemetery burial lists have been updated with additional names and/or data in May: Bethel, Ceres, Clayton, Council Hill, County Corners, East Side, Elk, Farmersburg-Wagner, Giard, Goshen, Guttenburg City, Hillcrest, Immanuel, Luana, Monona City, Mt. Olivet, Pleasant Grove, Sacred Heart (Cox Cr & Littleport), St. Joseph (Elkader & Garnavillo), St. Mary (McGregor), St. Michael, Strawberry Point & Union

Iowa Gravestone Photo Project additions in May
*Gravestone photo (Liebenstein), Council Hill - from Deanna Krambeer
*Gravestone photos (Hall, Woods, Thyer & Tinkham), Hillcrest cemetery - from a volunteer
*Gravestone photos (Kramer) from the Strawberry Point cemetery - from Pastor Kramer
*Gravestone photos (Horn), Monona City cemetery - from Jym Montgomery

CHURCH RECORDS
*New content added to St. Mary's (Guttenburg) & Congregational & Lutheran (Str. Pt.) pages - from Reid R. Johnson (6/28/21)
*New content added to the National Congregational / Germ. Luth. church page - from S. Ferrall (6/19/21)
*New content, the 1905 confirmation classes added to Pioneer Rock church & St. Paul Lutheran church pages - from Reid R. Johnson (6/3/21)
*New content from 1905 added to the Sunday School page & German Lutheran church page (Strawberry Pt.) - from Reid R. Johnson (5/17/21)

COURT RECORDS
*Grand Jury 1906 & Petit jury Jan. term 1906 - from Reid R. Johnson (06/23/21)
*District Court news, 1905 - from Reid R. Johnson (6/23/21)
*Petit jury Oct term, 1905 - from Reid R. Johnson (06/19/21)
*New page! Reform schools, adjudicated residents, various dates. This compilation is a new project - coordinator (6/13/21)
*Petit jury April term - from Reid R. Johnson (05/28/21)
*District Court news, 1904 - from Reid R. Johnson (5/3/21)

DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS
*New content with many names added to several directories all data from 1906 & 1934 - each marked New Content on the index - from Reid R. Johnson (through-out June)

DOCUMENTS (document board) (indexes to the documents posted on the board: index 1 * index 2)
*As new items are posted to the document board the indexes will be updated as time permits although some of the postings might be moved to other pages on this website if appropriate.

MARRIAGE RECORDS (marriage licenses, engagements, marriages & divorces)
*Compiled marriages, as reported in the Elkader papers in 1934 - from Reid R. Johnson (6/28/21)
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New Database! Compiled marriage records, as reported in the Elkader papers in 1905 - from Reid R. Johnson (completed 6/23/21)
*New content added to compiled Anniversaries (Schwartz, 50th, 1909) - from S. Ferrall (5/19/21)
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New Database! Compiled marriage records, as reported in the Elkader papers in 1904 - from Reid R. Johnson (completed 5/3/21)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*New content from 1934 was added to the Auxillary page - from Reid Johnson 6/28/21)
*Boardman Post, G.A.R., 1906 officers - from Reid R. Johnson (6/23/21)
*John A. Liebenstein information +photo was added to the WWII Honor Roll - from
Deanna Krambeer (6/8/21)
*Edward Schott information +photo and Elwin Schott information added to the WWII Honor Roll - from Terri Schott (6/3/21 & 6/11/21)
*New content from 1905 was added to the G.A.R. page (Monona & Strawberry Pt.) and the Auxillary page - from Reid Johnson (5/17/21)
*New content, including many names, photos & data were added to the WWI Honor Roll - from Eric Driggs & S. Ferrall (5/16/21)
*Spanish-American war page, added Louis Eberhard - coordinator (4/2/21)
*Monona Post, G.A.R., 1905 data - from Reid R. Johnson (5/3/21)
*CW Honor Roll, added names or additional info. to all of the files - coordinator (frequent)

OBITUARY BOARD - we now have over 15,240+ transcribed obituaries
*Thank-you to the May & June obituary contributors Joy Moore, S. Ferrall, Ken Wright, Ken Johnson, Reid R. Johnson & Terri Schott

OBITUARY INDEX - last updated 06/28/2021

ODDS & ENDS - a rummage bag of interesting items
*New content added to the Orphans page (1939, Frye children) - from S. Ferrall (6/13/21)
*New content added to the Poor Farm page (1905) & State Asylum's page (1904 & 1905)- from Reid R. Johnson (thru June)

PHOTO ALBUM - lots of family albums and photos from around Clayton county
*The Schwartz family album was updated with new data. Kathy has also updated her email address - from Kathy Smith (5/20/21)

QUERIES - posted to Query Board, if you can help please reply directly to the query
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Kurt Foss is looking for info or death record for Britha/Bessie/Betsy Anderson Johnson, wife of Torger Johnson, Giard area. Read Query - (06/13/21)
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Marilo Thurman would like help with the ID of a young woman. She may be a Petsche or related to a Petsche family. Query & photo - (06/13/2021)

SCHOOL RECORDS
*Elkport HS graduates, 1905 - from Reid R. Johnson (6/3/21)



March & April 2021

CEMETERY RECORDS (burial lists & related items)
*The following cemetery burial lists have been updated with additional names and/or data in March and/or April: 1st Lutheran, Bethel, Bolsinger, Brown, Clayton Ctr., Communia, County, Eastside, Farmersburg, Friedlein, Goshen, Guttenburg City, Hillcrest, Luana, Mederville, Monona City, Mt. Harmony, Mt. Olivet, National, Noble; Norway, Patterson, Pleasant Grove, Ross, Sacred Heart (Cox Cr & Littlept), St. Joseph (Elkader & Garnavillo), St. Mary (Guttenb'g, McGregor & Str. Pt.), St. Michael, St. Patrick, Strawberry Point, Stavenger, St. Sebald & U.B.

Iowa Gravestone Photo Project - gravestone photos
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Major update to the Noble cemetery: improved & sharper photos replacing those submitted in 2004; GPS coordinates were added to the new photos - from Cheryl Moonen (3/12/21)

CHURCH RECORDS
*Elkader Congregational church, added 1902 data - from Reid R. Johnson (3/31/21)
*Sunday Schools, added data from 1902 - from Reid R. Johnson (3/04/21 & 3/15/21)

COURT RECORDS
*1904 petit jury April & October terms - from Reid R. Johnson (04/11/21 & 04/29/21)
*District Court news, 1902 - from Reid R. Johnson (3/31/21)
*Grand jurors, 1903 & Petit jury, Jan. term 1903 - from Reid R. Johnson (3/31/21)
*1902 petit jury April & October terms - from Reid R. Johnson (03/04/21 & 03/27/21)

DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS
*Many names added to the various directories for 1902, 1903,1904 & 1905 - marked New Content on the index - from Reid R. Johnson (thru-out March & April)

DOCUMENTS (document board) (indexes to the documents posted on the board: index 1 * index 2)
*As new items are posted to the document board the indexes will be updated as time permits although some of the postings might be moved to other pages on this website if appropriate. Index 1, Naturalizations reported in October 1902

MARRIAGE RECORDS (marriage licenses, engagements, marriages & divorces)
*Compiled marriage records, as reported in the Elkader papers in 1904 - from Reid R. Johnson (new marriages added thru-out April)
*New Database! Compiled marriage records, as reported in the Elkader papers in 1902 - from Reid R. Johnson (completed end of March)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*Spanish-American war page, added Louis Eberhard - coordinator (4/2/21)
*Boardman Post, G.A.R., 1903 data - from Reid R. Johnson (3/31/21)
*CW Honor Roll, added names or additional info. to all of the files - coordinator (on-going)

OBITUARY BOARD - we now have over 14,980+ transcribed obituaries
*Thank-you to the March & April obituary contributors- Joy Moore, Reid R. Johnson, S. Ferrall & Ken Wright

OBITUARY INDEX - last updated 04/29/2021

ODDS & ENDS - a rummage bag of interesting items
*Additional information, names & data added to the State Asylum's page - from Reid R. Johnson & S. Ferrall (3/27/21 & several times in April)
*A lot of new names & data added to the Orphan database - from Reid R. Johnson & S. Ferrall (3/9/21)
*Poor House items for 1901, 1902, 1903 & 1904 - from Reid R. Johnson & S. Ferrall (through-out March & April)

QUERIES - posted to Query Board, if you can help please reply directly to the query
C.R. is researching the Klotzbach family, Giard vicinity. Specifically looking for an obituary or photo of Royal Monroe Klotzbach (d. 1959, bur. Giard cem) ....
full query (3/31/2021)

SCHOOL RECORDS
*Educator page, added Boardman twp. summer school teachers for 1902 - from Reid R. Johnson (3/4/21)



January & February 2021

CEMETERY RECORDS (burial lists & related items)
*The following cemetery burial lists have been updated with new burials or other information in January or February: Bethel,, Buena Vista twp., Eastside, Clayton, Clayton Ctr., Communia, County Home, Farmersburg-Wagner, Garber (old), Garnavillo (City & Old), Gooding, Hillcrest, Immanuel, Luana, Mederville, Mt. Harmony, Musfeldt, Norway, Pioneer, Pleasant Grove, Ross, Sacred Heart (Littlept), St. Mary (McGregor), St. Michael, St. Patrick, St. Paul (Monona), St. Joseph (Elkader), Strawberry Point, St. Sebald, St. Wenceslas & Union

CHURCH RECORDS
*Sunday Schools, 1902 - from Reid R. Johnson (2/24/21)

COURT RECORDS
*District Court news, 1879 - from Reid R. Johnson (02/24/21)
*1879 petit jury Sept. term (2/17/21)
*Petit jury, Oct. 1897 term - from Reid R. Johnson (1/29/21)
*District Court news, 1899 - from Reid R. Johnson (01/25/21)
*Petit jury, Apr. & Oct. 1899 term - from Reid R. Johnson (January 2021)

DIRECTORIES & GAZETTEERS
*Many names added to the various directories for 1879 - from Reid R. Johnson (thru-out February)
*Many names added to the various directories for 1897, 1899 & 1900 - from Reid R. Johnson (January)

DOCUMENTS (document board) (indexes to the documents posted on the board: index 1 * index 2)
*As new items are posted to the document board the indexes will be updated as time permits although some of the postings might be moved to other pages on this website if appropriate. Most recently added to both indexes, the same file re: Sodom & Gomorrah, murder of Patrick Riley

HISTORY OF CLAYTON COUNTY, 1882 - full transcription in progress
*Added several pages from Chapter 16, Dark Deeds - from S. Ferrall (2/11/21)

MARRIAGE RECORDS (marriage licenses, engagements, marriages & divorces)
*Compiled marriage records, as reported in the Elkader papers in 1878 & 1879 - from Reid R. Johnson (thru-out February- now complete 2/21/21 for 1879)
*Compiled marriage records, as reported in the Elkader papers in 1896, 1897 & 1899 - from Reid R. Johnson (January)

MILITARY & OTHER SERVICE RECORDS
*CW Honor Roll, added F. McMonigal & L. Springer - from John G. Sackis (2/21/21)
*G.A.R. records, Boardman Post #184 - from Reid R. Johnson (1/25/21)
*CW Honor Roll, added names or additional info. to all of the files - coordinator (on-going)

OBITUARY BOARD
*A full obituary (+photo) was added to a previouslly posted obit for Arabella Snell - from S. Ferrall
*Thank-you to the January & February obituary contributors- Jane Ellenbolt, Joy Moore, Michael R Laufman, Reid R. Johnson, S. Ferrall & Ken Wright

ODDS & ENDS - a rummage bag of interesting items
*State Insane & Inebriate Asylum items for 1879 - from Reid R. Johnson (thru-out February)

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Archived Thank-you Notes

Archived 'What's New' items 2020
* Archived 'What's New' items 2019 * Archived 'What's New' items 2018
Archived 'What's New' items 2017 * Archived 'What's New' items 2016
Archived 'What's New' items 2015 * Archived 'What's New' items 2014
Archived 'What's New' items 2013 * Archived 'What's New' items 2012
Archived 'What's New' items 2011 * Archived 'What's New' items 2010
Archived 'What's New' items 2009 * Archived 'What's New' items 2003-Dec 2008
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