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I have lots of Vogts on my family tree starting with Frederick and Sophia Kottleman Vogt of Clayton Center, Iowa. However, I cannot connect them to your family. You can see my tree on World Connect at www.rootsweb.com.
Died, at the home of her parents in Grand Meadow township, on Sunday, Sept. 4th, of consumption, Louisa C. LEUI, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob LEUI, aged seven years and four months. A large procession of sympathizing friends of the family followed the remains to the Grand Meadow cemetery.
[Source: Postville Review; 9/10/1887]
Carl Wilbert MEIER, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. MEIER, was born in National, Clayton Co., Iowa on April 17th, 1881, and died at his parent's home in Post township, Allamakee Co. Io., Tuesday afternoon, Jan 24th, 1893 aged 11 yrs., 9 months, and 7 days. His sickness was of short duration and his death has cast a gloom over the entire community in which he lived. Wilbert was loved by all who knew him. He was a bright boy, of a sunny disposition, kind, tender and thoughtful for the happiness of others. The funeral services, conducted by Rev. B.D. SMITH, were held at Bethel church, on Thursday afternoon, Jan 26th, and the remains interred in the Postville cemetery.
[extracted from a lengthly obit]
[source: Postville Review; 1/28/1893]
The authoratative source of newspaper information
for Iowa is in "The Iowa Pilot Program" publication.
It is in the Ames Public Library, the IGS Library in
Des Moines and I don't know where else. It is a
comprehensive listing of all newspapers published
in Iowa from early 1800s until 1976. It tells when the
paper was published, by town, whether any copies,
either microfilm or paper, exist and exactly where
those copies are located.
The State Historical Society has most of them that
were microfilmed but I found "The Maxwell Tribune"
(Story Co) only exists in the attic of the Maxwell
Musuem. I have been using a video camera to scan
the paper copies for 1884-1892 which are crumbling
and have never been microfilmed.
(camped in Iowa working on "The Maxwell
A sample listing from "The Iowa Pilot Project"
for the Maxwell Tribune may be seen at:
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I'm glad that you did get the messages ok. Thanks for letting me know. I'm anxious to know about the new information, but I'll try to be patient! :)) Perhaps you'll be able to identify the people in some of the pictures I have.
BTW, do you know anything about Corkery? (My gr. grandmother's maiden name)
I have a copy of "Newspaper Collection of the State Historical Society of Iowa" (1969) which lists the newpapers in that collection by town. I believe many of them have been microfilmed by now, and are at the State of Iowa Historical Libraries at Iowa City or Des Moines. Not all of them are at each place, so you may need to check their website <http://www.iowahistory.org> or most libraries have a copy of a index showing where each newspaper has been archived, and which are on microfilm. The newspaper microfilms are available via Inter-Library Loan.
Here are the archived ones I found:
Elkader - The Clayton County Journal (weekly) Nov 28 1861 - Aug 26, 1879 (See Guttenberg) Scattered issues missing.
The Elkader Register (weekly) Jan 5, 1905 - Dec 27, 1906
The Elkader Register - Sep 10 1925 (All Clayton County Historical Edition)
The Clayton County Register - July 22 1936 (Clayton County Centennial Edition)
Guttenberg - The Clayton County Journal (weekly) Mar 22 - May 24; June 7 - Dec 19, 1859; Jan 2 - Dec 13, 1860; Jan 3 - Nov 27, 1863.
It did not list the Strawberry Point paper, but it may now have been microfilmed.
> Subject: [IACLAYTO-L] Clayton County Newspapers
> Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2001 19:33:30 EDT
> From: PATnGENE(a)aol.com
> To: IACLAYTO-L(a)rootsweb.com
> Can anyone give me the name or names of any newspapers that would have been
> in print in Clayton County in the 1880's, and where they could be found on
> film or fiche?
I am hoping to find anyone who might be related to this family. My
grandfather was Foster White b. Nov. 19, 1903 son of Edward White b. Jan. 13,
1873 and Letha/Leafie Bachtell b. June 17, 1883.
My grand father Foster White married Vera Engelhardt dau. of George
Engelhardt also of Clayton County. George was the son of Charles Engelhardt
and Fredericka "Minnie" Taake. Family members have been wonderful in sharing
information on the Engelhardt's with me including newspaper clippings with
photo's of extended families. I also have photo's and information that I am
happy to share.
I am hoping to learn if Foster White remarried to a woman named Katharine
Wharton and if they had any other children besides a daughter Caroline. My
White line will end with my generation because all the men in the family have
daughters. I find this very sad because my Engelhardt line has also ended
with my generation because the only son of my Uncle Paul Engelhardt was
killed in a car accident. There are other Engelhardt's still in Iowa but
unfortunately none are the children of George unless he remarried. George
married Cora Baldwin from Palmyra, Warren County, Iowa. The Baldwin line
through Cora's brothers may still be alive and well but I can't find them.
Farmersburg Twp. -- Edward C. White, grain dealer, was born in Jersey City,
on Dec. 28, 1844. His parents P.M. and Catherine White, nee Findley, were
natives of Massachusetts and Ireland respectively. They came to Clayton
in 1846, and pre-empted 200 acres of land, which they have since sold. Mrs.
White died Jan. 2, 1866. Edward C. was educated in the schools of Iowa, and
made farming his business until recently. He is now engaged in the grain
traffic. On June 16, 1866, Edward C. White and Martha, daughter of Anthony
Anna Gass were united in marriage. Her parents were natives of Germany, and
came to American when they were children. Mr. and Mrs. White have had seven
children - Anna C., born May 19, 1867; Martha B., Apr. 21, 1869; Isabel, June
1871; Edward A., Jan. 13, 1873; Sarah, Aug. 1, 1875; Xenia, June 27, 1879,
L.E., Aug. 5, 1881. Mr. White is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church,
of A.F. & A. M. fraternity. He has held the offices of School Director and
Constable for a number of years, and is one of the representative men of the
county. History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 785
Sorry this post is so long but any information would be greatly appreciated.
This is the perfect question to ask the Clayton Co. Genealogical society or
the local library. I am sure you can access both via the internet. Try
first: www.iowa-counties.com . Sandy Childs
----- Original Message -----
From: Shira <julie(a)shira.net>
Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2001 5:33 PM
Subject: Re: [IACLAYTO-L] Clayton County Newspapers
> I don't know whether it was in business by the 1880's, but the current
> newspaper, the Strawberry Point Press Journal has been publishing at least
> since the 1950's.
> At 07:33 PM 7/22/01 -0400, you wrote:
> >Can anyone give me the name or names of any newspapers that would have
> >in print in Clayton County in the 1880's, and where they could be found
> >film or fiche?
> >My great grandparents, Michael and Catherine Byrne lived in Milville
> >from about 1849-1883. I believe they may have lived in Delaware County
> >short time
> >after that and then moved to Jones County. Catherine died in 1885, but I
> >don't know where she died. We haven't been able to find a death
> >or obituary for her.
> >Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
> >Pat (in Mn)
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Can anyone give me the name or names of any newspapers that would have been
in print in Clayton County in the 1880's, and where they could be found on
film or fiche?
My great grandparents, Michael and Catherine Byrne lived in Milville Township
from about 1849-1883. I believe they may have lived in Delaware County for a
after that and then moved to Jones County. Catherine died in 1885, but I
don't know where she died. We haven't been able to find a death certificate
or obituary for her.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Pat (in Mn)
I don't believe Luhman & Sanders was a Clayton Co. firm.
Rather, Henry S. Luhman and [?J.H.] Sanders became business partners in Postville, Allamakee Co. IA in the 1880's. The business thrived to at least 1920. They probably were related by marriage as well. In 1880 Henry W. Luhman was married to Sarah P. Sanders of Postville and they moved to Bonair in 1881. They moved back to Postville within a year and Luhman & Sanders was opened for business, selling dry goods & general merchandise. What I don't know for sure, is who Sarah's parents were; or if Henry went into business with her father, brother or some other Sanders.
Also, Henry S. Luhman may have been born in Wisconsin. He died in Postville in 1936.
I should add, I am not a descendant of either family and don't have more info. Hopefully this has been of some help.
I was happy to receive your message (thank you), but I'm concerned that you may have not received my replies, since you didn't get the first message that I had sent. I don't want you to think that I did not respond. If your too busy, just let me know. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Died. In Postville, on Tuesday, May 2nd, 1893, of cerebro spinal meningitis, Willie SCHULTZ, son of Mrs. H.J. SCHULTZ, aged nine years, nine months and one day. The funeral took place from the house and services were held in the Lutheran church after the interment. Mrs. SCHULTZ has been severely afflicted during the past two years and we tender our earnest sympathy in her affliction, and also the other relatives.
[Source: Postville Review 5/6/1893]
Loretta PURDY was born in Steuben Co., N.Y., Oct 29th, 1806, and died April 4th, 1892. She was married to Henry RANGE, Jan. 9th, 1827, and was the mother of 10 children, five now deceased. Her husband died in 1854. H.M. RANGE is a son and Mrs. L. SONNKALB is a daughter of deceased. She had been a member of the M.E. church since she was 18 years of age. The funeral was held from the residence of H.M. RANGE and her remains were deposited in the cemetery at Grand Meadow, Rev. E.J. LOCKWOOD officiating. Her death was occasioned from old age and she died without pain.
[Postville Review, 4/9/1892. I am uncertain if her residence was Clayton Co. or Allamakee Co., but since she was buried at Grand Meadow cemetery, I post this to Clayton Co.]
E.F. WARN died suddenly Tuesday morning of apoplexy. He has been failing for some time, but kept around until a few minutes before his death. A neighbor saw something was the matter and helped him into the house, but before Dr. RENSHAW could arrive had passed away. Ed was a member of the 21st Iowa Infantry in the late war, and a member of Hervey Dix Post No. 371 G.A.R. at the time of his death. The funeral services were held at this place on Thursday, Aug. 23d, at 10:30 a.m." The deceased was a member of Noble Lodge No. 51 A.O.U.W., of Postville.
[Source: Postville Review, 8/24/1894. A notation mentioned that the article was from the Luana correspondent of the McGregor News]
Florence E. CANDEE was born in Sylvania, Ohio, April 28, 1852. For the last year and a half she had been a sufferer from that fell destroyer consumption and on the morning of April 29th, at the home of her sister, in Minneapolis, the silken cord was loosened ad she passed without suffering into that sleep that knows no waking. She bore her sufferings with great patience, always resigned to the will of God. Her remains were brought to Luana for interment and on Sunday morning last, after a short and impressive service by Rev. BERRY, her remains were laid to rest by loving hands in the Luana cemetery to await the resurrection.
[related story, same paper] Mrs. A.F. VanGORDER and Rodger CANDEE, of Minneapolis, came down to attend the funeral of their sister, Miss Florence CANDEE. Eugene SIDDELL of that city, also came with them.
[Source: Postville Review, 5/7/1892]
Mr. George COON born Nov. 21st, 1818, in Duchess Co., New York. Early in life he moved with his father and family to Canada and subsequently to Ill. In March, 1854, with his wife he came to Clayton Co., Iowa, and settled near Hardin, where he was living at the time of his death, Feb. 19th, 1892. When a boy he was converted and baptized in the Baptist church, but not having the privileges of his own church as in the east, he never again joined any denomination. He became at one time very indifferent and cold, but never fully relaxed his hold on Christ. For years prior to his death he lived a consistent christian life. About 2 years ago he had an attack of la grippe from which he never recovered fully and since which time he has gradually dclined in health, sometimes better and sometimes worse. On last Friday morning, apparently without any pain, he fell asleep at the age of 73 yrs., 2 mo. and 28 days. The funeral services were held from the Hardin church. A very large!
concourse of old freinds and acquaintances fully attesting the high esteem in which he was held.
[Source: Postville Review, 2/27/1892. I have a bit more info. on the George Coon family]
Sarah YATES was born near Manchester, England, April 1st, 1818. She came to America and settled at Racine, Wisc., about 1850. She was married to John LASSEY about 1853 and came to Iowa and settled in Grand Meadow twp, on the farm one mile south of Postville, where she resided until the death of Mr. LASSEY, some 24 years ago, since which time she resided in Postville until her death, which occurred last Sunday, Jan. 31st, 1892, her age geing 74 years and 10 months.
[note: this obit was extracted from the longer version in the Postville Review, 2/6/1892]