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

HOSPERS - Rail Road 1872, Platted and Post office 1873, Incorporated 1891.


  • Presbyterian Cemetery, east of town in Section 2 of Floyd Township in the oldest. Records are sketchy, but some early information is recorded. (surnames are badly misspelled). All the early burials, except the Catholics, were made in the Presbyterian Cemetery. Current recorded keeper is Mrs. Alvin Stuit.
  • Hospers Cemetery west of town in Section 4, was organized as a private corporation and is used as the town cemetery. Earliest recorded burial was on 4 Jul. 1911. Records are complete giving burial information, plat ownership and few death dates. Records keeper is Will Vander Ploeg.
  • St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery - Records are at the parish.


  • Oolman Funeral Home


  • Dutch Presbyterian Church was the first church organized. They celebrated their 100 years 1 April 1977. Some early records were destroyed by fire. They do have a printed history.
  • Reformed Church was organized 11 Nov. 1886. They have two anniversary booklets, the last one was written for the 75th anniversary.
  • Christian Reformed Church was organized 8 November 1894. 75th Anniversary booklet (1969).
  • St. Anthony’s Catholic Church


  • An early newspaper , Hospers Banner, was published around the 1900s by Charles N. Sawyer and his daughter , Bertha, but no old files have been located. 
  • Another paper, the Hospers Tribune was published by J. W. Vander Burg. A few files exist, volumes 1911 - 1915. They are in the basement of North westen College Ramaker Library. 
  • Later Fred Brandes published the Hospers Tribune
  • Since 1972 the community has been served by the Siouxland Press(formerly known as the Hospers Press.)


  • Hospers Diamond Jubilee Anniversary Booklet 1891 1966
  • Hospers Centennial Book 1891-1991 by Nelson Niewenhuis.


  • Contact - The City Clerk's Office
  • Societies - Hospers Historical Society - Museum behind community building
    Dorothy Vander Wilt or Joyce (Mrs. Harold) Van Wettering
  • Other contacts - Adeline Dolphin, Jeanne Den Hartog and Ann McGee




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