Submitted by Wilma J. Vande Berg of the Greater Sioux County
HOSPERS - Rail Road 1872, Platted and Post office 1873,
- 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
- 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
- Reformed Church was organized 11 Nov. 1886. They have
two anniversary booklets, the last one was written for the
- 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
- 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
- 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
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