Submitted by Wilma J. Vande Berg of the Greater Sioux County Genealogical Society.

GRANVILLE - East Orange Township, Former Name - Greenville/Ricker, Sioux County Platted 1882, Incorporated 1891 Incorporated 1891, Railroad arrived 1883, post office Ricker - 1882. First settled 1870ís.


  • St. Joseph Cemetery Elm St.Granville IA Record keepers are parish priest and cemetery board, Jeff Murphy, Gordon Schneider, & Denis Schilmoeller.


  • Fisch Funeral Home Remsen IA.


  • St Joseph Catholic Church 528 Elm St. Granville IA 51022 Organized 1886 to present. Church centennial history available - 1886-1986, at rectory or from Peg Beck or Germaine Konz. Price $40. plus $4.50 postage.
  • Methodist Episcopal Church Organized 1905-1921 closed.


  • No town library -There is a library at Spalding High School.


  • Granville News - Some located at the Alton Library, Volumes 1911 & 1931 are in the basement of the Ramaker Library Northwestern College Orange City IA. Past Editor, Victor Blessing.


  • Granville Centennial Book 1891-1991 contains histories of early settlers and businesses.
  • Granville Jubilee Book - at town clerk Mayor is Gordon Schneider.
  • The St. Joseph Catholic Church Centennial Book contains family histories.
  • Black Soil by Josephine Donovan.


  • Local Historian - Germaine Konz