Buena Vista County History & Heritage Project

Buena Vista County

What's New?

APRIL 2016

1875 county map
1942 township plats w/owners

1909, 1911, 1913, 1915 and 1917 deaths from the end of year chronology published in the Storm Lake Pilot Tribune
Necrology of James Miller Post No. 503, G.A.R., Marathon
Necrology of S. A. Hurlbut Post No. 82, G.A.R., Alta
miscellaneous death records, 1913 & 1916

Newell men and women in the service, WW II
"Boys of '61," Civil War veterans in 1916
Abstract of Pension File of Seraphine Joray, Civil War widow
Abstract of Pension File of Ester Newcomb, Civil War widow
1886 "Old Soldiers' Reunion"

1931 and 1934 obit abstracts from the Newell Mirror

1870 Agricultural Schedule transcription for all townships
1870 Population Schedule, surname index and images for all townships

Wills and Probate:
Added wills for Danielson, Gulbransen, Heath, Heiden, Hemmer, Jacobets, Jensen, Joray, Malmberg, Sullivan, Sump and Way

1891 Postal Service postmasters and their salaries

Landowner directories from 1923 plat book for Elk and Lee townships (more to come)

Trinity Lutheran, Linn Grove, funerals 1902-1917
Norwegian Lutheran, Sioux Rapids, funerals 1891-1910

Buena Vista College, Alumni 1893-1922
1935 County Spelling Bee, participants and winners
Buena Vista College, 1909 & 1919 student directories

MARCH 2016

1891, 1896 and Jan.-July 1909 Newell Mirror obits
Jan.-Mar. 1911 Storm Lake Vidette obits
1926 obituary abstracts from the Newell Mirror
Also transcribed obits from various papers

1908, 1910, 1912, 1914, 1916 and 1918 deaths from the end of year chronology published in the Storm Lake Pilot Tribune

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Coon Twp., weddings 1889-1923
1926 marriages abstracted from the Newell Mirror

1878 Farmers' Directory

World War II Gold Star Boys

Fenstad Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Alta, Christenings, 1875-1889--includes birth dates

Fairview High School alumni, 1920-1950
1929 county 8th grade graduates
1906 Teachers' Institute enrollees
Truesdale High School Alumni, 1918-1947

Wills and Probate:
Wills for the following--Butler, Christensen, Kjarsgaard, Kladstrup, Lemp, Miles, Nitzke, Otteman, Stake and Weber

Nain Lutheran Church, Newell, confirmations 1922-1940
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Coon Twp., Confirmations, 1890-1922

1908 plat maps of all townships, showing ownership

Family Files:
Abstracted accounts from various newspapers of family reunions and gatherings

1907 Postal Service employees and their salaries
Newell "Old Settlers," 1915

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This website created March 21, 2016 by Sheryl McClure.
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