The ORIGINAL
Muscatine County Iowa
Genealogy Home Page
with references to Louisa, Scott, Johnson and Cedar Counties


You are our 106578 ancester seeker  to venture to my Muscatine Co pages!
13,740 visitors came to our old location ahead of you.


Welcome to the First and Original Muscatine County Iowa Genealogy Home Page!
This site is maintained by Susie Martin-Rott, 5th generation born in Muscatine Co, now living in Florida.  This site has been online since November of 1996 and was the
first site on the web dedicated to Muscatine County's roots.
 This site is lovingly dedicated to my great grandmother


Philippina Grimm Brei
"Bena"
1877-1972


The original premise of this site has not changed since 1996---the site exists because of a
love of the people, places and history of the Muscatine area and that is the sole motivation for this site.  The site is NOT a page mandated by a project to complete a list of county requirements.  It is maintained by a single volunteer individual with a lot of help from other researchers willing to share their love and knowledge of the area with others.



GENEALOGY IS FUN NOT JUST FACTS!
Remember, these are PEOPLE, OUR FAMILY MEMBERS, we are researching, not just dates and numbers.  If my page seems "verbose" that's because PEOPLE are verbose! The stories are just as important as the dates. This is NOT just a number mill and never will be. Isn't that what humanity has been trying to avoid???

 
To make this site easier for me to maintain, I have discontinued manually processing and posting of queries and surnames.  I am however the board administrator for the Muscatine County IA Rootsweb/Ancestry query boards, and links to other places to post and research surnames and queries are listed below.  Any link on the Table of Contents  which is not onsite will be duly noted --you will need to use your "BACK" button to get back here from those.

I have also simplified the menu in order to make it easier to add new items to the page without having to re-do the whole layout.  I hope everyone will understand that after over 5 years of helter-skelter additions of data and links, the site has gotten a bit "sloppy".  As time permits, I will try to clean up some of the older pages.  You may encounter some non  working links during this reorganization.

Projects still in the works include the updates of Grandview, Memorial Park and Harker Cemeteries, more marriage and military records and general site updates.


 
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Databases and Links



Atlas Records
Andreas 1875 Atlas of Iowa Muscatine Co Business and Patrons Listings

Awards
Awards and Site Sponsors

Bible Records
Bible Records On Site Index

Biographies
Biographies On Site Index
Biographies in the 1879 "History of Muscatine Co. IA"- Index (all are now transcribed)

Cemeteries
Muscatine Co Cemeteries
Cedar Co Cemeteries
Louisa Co Cemeteries
Johnson Co Cemeteries
Rock Island Co IL Cemeteries
Scott Co Cemeteries

Census
1850 Federal Census Muscatine Co - transcribed by Kathryn Wells offsite
1880 Federal Census -All Counties, All States- free and searchable by LDS Church  offsite
1910 Census Extract-Residents of the Muscatine County Home (Poor House)

Church Histories and Records
St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Montpelier Twp, Introduction and History
St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Montpelier Twp, Constitution
St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Montpelier Twp, Baptism Records
St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Montpelier Twp, Death Records
Trinity Episcopal Church, Muscatine IA, Parish Baptism Records

Clerks and Recorders Offices
County Clerks Offices in the Greater Muscatine County Area

Deeds and Property Records
Coming Soon

Family Reunions
Submit Reunion Information
Past Reunion newspaper reports
 

Funeral Homes
Funeral Home Contact Information

GEDCOM files
We don't have the space for gedcom submittals but these places do--all are offsite locations
Rootsweb/Ancestry World Connect Project
GenCircles  My favorite--it will "smart-match" your gedcom data against other submittals for you!

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Historical Information-County wide
Muscatine County Historical Tidbits
Pioneers Page
Early Settlers 1836-1839

Letters of our Ancestors
Maude Brei to Joseph Titus 1919 (couple married less than a year later)
Ellen Gibson Stevenson to her Brother & Sister 1840 (info on GIBSON, STEVENSON & LYNN families)

Libraries
Library Information Muscatine Co and Vicinity

Links
Helpful Genealogy and History Sites

Maps
Historical Maps and Boundary Changes
Current and Historical Locales and Populated Places (names, locations & maps)

Mailing List

Subscribe to Muscatine-Louisa-Genealogy
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Marriages
Muscatine County Marriage Records 1837-1855
Marriage Announcements from Area Newspapers 1841-1935

Military
Muscatine Co Civil War Rosters and Information
Muscatine Co. World War 1 Newspaper Articles
Muscatine Co. World War 1 Soldier Roster
Known Deaths of Muscatine Men During World War I
Muscatine Co. World War 2 Casualty List
Muscatine Co Area Korean Conflict Casualties
Muscatine Co Area Viet Nam Casualties
Muscatine Co 1883 Pension Roll (CW & 1812)

Newspapers
Listing of Online Newspapers relevant to the Area
Newspaper Clippings (submitted by our visitors)

Obituaries
Obituary Archive (on site)
Obituary section of the Muscatine Journal   offsite
Obits in the West Liberty Index News   offsite (appears to no longer be updated)
Obituaries from Wittich Riley Freer Funeral Home, Muscatine IA  offsite
Obituaries from Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City IA
Obituaries in the Quad Cities Times    offsite
Obituaries in the QC Argus and Dispatch    offsite-searchable

Photographs
Muscatine County & Vicinity Pioneer Photo Album
Cemetery Stone Photos (see Cemetey Index to locate those with photos)

Queries
Archived Older Queries   no longer maintained
Rootsweb/Ancestry Message Board (formerly GenConnect)    offsite but maintained by site owner
FamilyWorkings Genealogy  Query Boards   offsite
GenForum (Genealogy.com)   offsite
Lineages Free Query Forum   offsite

Researchers
Home Pages of Muscatine area researchers

Schools
Muscatine Co High School Class of 1943 Newsclips and Reunion Information
 
 

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Societies (Genealogical, Historical)
Genealogical Societies in the Greater Muscatine County Area
Historical Societies in the Greater Muscatine County Iowa Area

Surnames
Archived Surname Lists (no longer maintained)  A-J  K-P  Q-Z
Common Threads (GenSource.com)  offsite
Gendex Genealogical Index (contacts to over 20 million surname researchers & sites)  offsite
Rootsweb Surname List     offsite
Surname Helper    offsite
Ancestry Connections Surname Registry   offsite
 

Unusual Requests
Muscatine Mysteries (not your usual "Query" requests)
 

Volunteers
Lookup Volunteers
Transcription Volunteers
 

Wills and Probate Records
Will, Probate and Estate Index


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