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Decatur County, Iowa History and Genealogy

749 pages of Decatur County, Iowa history and genealogy including biographical information for 242 families

An informative and historical overview of Decatur County, Iowa with the full 1915 S. J. Clarke Publishing Company History of Decatur County, Iowa and Its People book by Prof. J. M. Howell and Heman C. Smith including biographical information for 242 families. An important resource for the study and research of Decatur County, Iowa history (including Civil War history) and genealogy.

Fully searchable - find any name or location instantly!

This fascinating and detailed CD contains ALL of the following material on one CD:

The complete 1915 History of Decatur County, Iowa and Its People published by Prof. J. M. Howell and Heman C. Smith
Published by in two volumes by S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1915, Chicago

This detailed (749 pages in all) 1915 history has an incredible amount of historical and genealogical information about Decatur County, Iowa from its earliest settlement up to 1915. This is an exact photo replica of all the pages pertaining to Decatur County, Iowa including all of the historical and family biographical information. Included is biographical information for 242 different Decatur County, Iowa families.

    Here is just some of the information included:

  • History of Decatur County
  • Early Settlement in Decatur County

  • Decatur County Organized

  • The Decatur County Seat

  • The First Decatur County Courthouse

  • The Decatur County Courthouse Burglary

  • The New Decatur County Courthouse

  • Decatur County Officials 1852 to 1915

  • Hamilton Township before the Civil War

  • New Buda and the Hungarians

  • Decatur County and the Civil War

  • Rosters of Decatur County Civil War Soldiers

  • Schools in Decatur County

  • Graceland College

  • Beginning of the Latter Day Saints Church

  • The Medical Profession

  • The Legal Profession

  • Railroads

  • Grand River Outlaws

  • Decatur County Pioneer Reminiscences

  • Christmas Fifty Years Ago

  • Decatur County Cities, Towns, and Villages: Davis City * Decatur City * Garden Grove * Grand River * High Point * Lamoni * Leon * Leroy * New Buda * Pleasanton * Terre Haute * Tuskeego * Van Wert * Weldon * Westerville
  • Decatur County Biographical Directory
  • Included is biographical information for 242 families including each of the following family surnames: (many thousands of additional family surnames are also mentioned throughout the book text and within these family biographies): Ackerley * Akers * Albaugh * Alexander * Anderson * Arney * Arnold * Asbach * Ashburn * Badham * Bailey * Banta * Barger * Barr * Barrows * Bathe * Bell * Bevins * Biggs * Black * Blair * Bolon * Bonnett * Bowman * Boyd * Brenaman * Brenizer * Briggs * Brown * Burchett * Burgess * Burnett * Campbell * Carrel * Chastain * Cherry * Church * Churchill * Clark * Cozad * Craig * Crees * Creveling * Crum * Dancer * Davis * Deemer * Derry * Dillon * Dobozy * Edwards * Eiker * Estes * Evans * Farquhar * Fierce * Foreman * Foxworthy * France * Frazier * Frost * Fullerton * Gammon * Garrett * Gates * Gaunt * Gill * Grenawalt * Griffith * Grimes * Gunsolley * Haag * Haas * Hagen * Hamilton * Hammer * Harmon * Harvey * Hazlet * Hedlund * Hill * Hollinger * Hollister * Holloway * Holt * Hopkins * Horner * Hurst * Jamison * Johnston * Jones * Judd * Keller * Kelly * Kerrins * Keshlear * Kindred * King * Latta * Layton * Lee * Lorey * Lovell * Machlan * Mallette * Mallory * Manchester * Mannasmith * Martin * Mather * Maxwell * McBroom * McClaran * McCutchan * McDiffit * McDonald * McGinnis * McGraw * McGuire * McIntosh * McKibben * McLaughlin * McMorris * McWilliams * Midgorden * Miller * Milligan * Mills * Moon * Neveln * Newcomb * Nicholson * Nish * Noftsger * Norman * Northrup * Ordway * Peck * Phelps * Piercy * Pitkin * Poland * Radnich * Rains * Reed * Rew * Rhodes * Richardson * Robertson * Robinson * Rowell * Sankey * Scott * Shakespeare * Shewmaker * Shields * Shira * Slauter * Smith * Spargur * Sparling * Stearns * Stebbins * Stephens * Stolberg * Stookey * Stover * Stuteville * Sutherlin * Teale * Thomas * Thompson * Thorp * Townsend * Turner * Turpen * Varga * Wailes * Walker * Walton * Warnock * Weld * Wernitch * West * Wiley * Williams * Wilson * Wion * Young * Youngs *

    About this book: This book was originally published in in two volumes by S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1915, Chicago.  The full contents of both volumes is included on this CD and includes all 749 pages. These volumes were edited by Prof. J. M. Howell and Heman C. Smith. 

    Decatur County is located on the south Iowa border and bordered by:  Mercer County, Missouri * Harrison County, Missouri * Ringgold County, Iowa * Clarke County, Iowa * and Wayne County, Iowa * (click on highlighted county names for a complete description)

    This book on CD is in Adobe Acrobat pdf format and requires the free Acrobat Reader program to view. You probably already have this program on your computer but if not, a free copy of the program is included on the CD. This book on CD is designed to look just like a regular book and is bookmarked to move easily and quickly from one section another. This CD was designed by, and is available exclusively from Hearthstone Legacy Publications.

    Fully searchable - find any name or location instantly!

    The cost for this CD containing all of the information described above is only $7.95 plus shipping, or only $4.95 as a digital download. A large amount of history and genealogy information for very little cost! A truly fascinating view of Decatur County, Iowa from its earliest settlement up to 1915.

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    Since we offer many different county history and genealogy CDs, please be sure to specify that you wish to order the Decatur County, Iowa History and Genealogy CD.  If ordering more than one CD, the shipping cost is $1.95 for the first CD plus only 25 cents shipping for each additional CD purchased.

    For even more value, consider our South Iowa Multi-County DVD which includes all of the contents of this CD (click for details)


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