Decatur Co IA Research Volunteers

A BIG thanks to all these nice folks who will take time out to do research in their materials for us! Please do not abuse the privledge...it is very generous of them to donate their time!

 If you have any books or cd's with Decatur County information on them and would like to volunteer to help your fellow roots-seekers find their ancestors, PLEASE contact us via email!
 

 When requesting a record check, please heed the following guidelines:


 

Our Wonderful volunteers!



 


CENSUS RECORDS


 


1850 DECATUR CO, IOWA CENSUS
Put LOOK-UPS/1850 DEC CO/IOWA in SUBJECT LINE
Contact: Marie Sellers Hollinger
Email: mari@netins.net



 


CEMETERY RECORDS


 


Burials at CREVELING CEMETERY, New Buda Township
Located in section 6 of New Buda Township
Contact: Susie Martin-Rott
Email: rootbound3@geocities.com

 Burials at YOUNG CEMETERY, Richland Twp
Cemetery located near Grand River, listing prepared in 1975.
Contact: Susie Martin-Rott
Email: rootbound3@geocities.com

 Burials at MT. TABOR CEMETERY, Eden Twp
This is a very small cemetery located southeast of Leon. The only surnames listed in this burial list are ANDERSON, BATES, DORSEY, FESLER, MANCHESTER, STANFORD and WOOD.
Contact: Susie Martin-Rott
Email: rootbound3@geocities.com

 ASSORTED LISTINGS FROM DECATUR CO. CEMETARIES/Tombstones
(Names-Dates)(may NOT be ALL cemetaries and may NOT have all the WPA listings (unmarked graves). When requesting lookup include the NAME and approximate date/place of birth or death= name of wife or any children will help connect and INFO on any children.
Contact:Marie Sellers Hollinger
Email: mari@netins.net (SUBJECT=LOOKUPS/DECATUR CO,IOWA/CEMETARIES)

 BEAVERS CEMETERY, Woodland Twp
Contact Jeff Brown
Email: JBrown5050@aol.com

 LENTZ CEMETERY, Woodland Twp
Contact Jeff Brown
Email: JBrown5050@aol.com

 NEW SALEM CHURCH CEMETERY
Contact Jeff Brown
Email: JBrown5050@aol.com



 


CHURCH RECORDS


 


NEW"A History of the Catholic Church: Decatur County, Iowa" by Rev. Edward J. Harking, Pastor. Published 1956

 This book has biographical sketches of several of the early families who came to Decatur Co. in the 1850's. Most of the families are Irish-Catholics.
Contact: Debbie Groulik
Email: dgroulik@mail.win.org



 


COUNTY HISTORY BOOKS


 


The History of Decatur Co Iowa and its People, Vol 1 and 2,
by Howell and Smith 1915.
Contact:Caryl Simpson
Email: dailyadm@heart.net


MILITARY RECORDS


 


The Thirty-Fourth Regiment: Brief History"
A small 59 pg booklet "Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1892, By J.S.Clark, Historian, In the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington. Des Moines: Waters-Talbott Printing Co., 1892."
This is a record of "Their Deeds and Sufferings in Battle and Field" and also lists a roster of field and staff officers of the 34th before and after consolidation, and the following companies with the men's ranks:
Company A: Decatur County, Company B: Warren County, Company C: Warren County, Company D: Warren County, Company E: Lucas County, Company F: Wayne County, Company G: Lucas County, Company H: Warren County, Company I: Decatur County, (No company J), Company K: Lucas County.
There is also a partial list of survivors with addresses.
I also have "Mills County, Iowa Cemeteries."
Contact: Connie Fulkerson
Email: cfulker@ksu.edu



 


SCHOOL RECORDS


 


GRACELAND COLLEGE, LAMONI IA - FACULTY LISTS 1895-1914
As these lists are not yet indexed, please do not request lookups unless you have reason to believe your ancestor was affiliated with this RLDS Educational Facility. As time permits, these lists will be made available online.
Contact: Susie Martin-Rott
Email: rootbound3@geocities.com

 GRACELAND COLLEGE, LAMONI IA-REGISTER OF STUDENTS 1895-1914
As these lists are not yet indexed, please do not request lookups unless you have reason to believe your ancestor was affiliated with this RLDS Educational Facility. As time permits, these lists will be made available online.
Contact: Susie Martin-Rott
Email: rootbound3@geocities.com

 OFFICIAL DIRECTORY AND HANDBOOK FOR SCHOOL OFFICERS
AND TEACHERS; DECATUR COUNTY IOWA 1918-1919
Was your ancestor a School official or a teacher in Decatur County? This nifty little books lists them all for 1918-1919 school year, complete with salary! It is not indexed, but is broken down by township. When requesting a lookup, please indicate your township of interest
Contact: Susie Martin-Rott
Email: rootbound3@geocities.com



 


SURNAMES


 


The Riddle Beavers Families of Botetourt Co., Va, Hoghland Co., Oh., and Decatur and Page Counties of Iowa
With some early histories of COOK, RADER, BENDER/PAINTER, AMMEN, RANCK and other Related Families. There over 400 pages with most of the Book dealing with Decatur Co. IA (with some Page Co IA).

 Contact Jeff Brown
Email: JBrown5050@aol.com



 


TOWNSHIP SPECIFIC BOOKS/RECORDS


 


THE SETTLERS OF GARDEN GROVE by KARLA GUNZENHAUSER
Covers early settlers of GARDEN GROVE from 1848 to 1860, Cemetery records and land maps. Also lists a lot of family groups. Will look up family names for others.
Contact: Brenda Bennett
Email: rlb6905@ccp.com

 1894 PROPERTY OWNERS BURRELL, FAYETTE AND BLOOMINGTON TWPS
These lists were compiled by Marvel Hansen from old plat maps of the area. They list only the property owners names and how many acres of property they owned in 1894. More lists will be coming as time permits.
Contact: Susie Martin-Rott
Email: rootbound3@geocities.com



 


Special thanks to Marvel Hansen of the Graceland College Alumni Office for the Contribution of Student and Faculty Lists for 1895-1914, The Official Directory for School Officers and Teachers of Decatur Co, 1918-1919 and the 1894 Property owner listings for Burrell, Fayette and Bloomington Townships! Marvel is TRULY a marvel!!!


 
 

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