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Jackson County, Iowa was formed December 21, 1837;
it was named after U.S. President Andrew Jackson and
is located in Eastern Iowa bordering the Mississippi River.

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Our glossary word of the month is - "MOBOCRACY"

. . . Rule or domination by the masses.
(a term occasionally used when lynching is involved).


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Cities and Towns

Andrew -- Baldwin -- Bellevue -- La Motte
Maquoketa -- Miles -- Monmouth -- Preston
Sabula -- St. Donatus -- Spragueville -- Springbrook -- Zwingle

Abandonded Towns and Post Offices of Jackson County

County Seat is Maquoketa, Iowa


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Land Owners
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News - People
Reunions-Social News-Etc.


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and Surname Researchers, Etc.

Research Tools


Other Populated Areas


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Latest Updates:

APRIL 2014
BIOS: Ed Farley, Rev. John H. Friedmann, Charles W. Farr, John Frahm, John T. Fitzpatrick, Benjamin F. Felderman, Ernest H. Frahm, D. A. Fletcher, Philip Fablinger, James M. Fonda, Robert Fratus, John William Golding , Edward Frank Gollobith, M. D., B. F. Griswold, John Goepfert, Loyal Godard, Jacob Goetz, Claus Godes, Nicholas Godes, Rev. John M. Garland, F. L. Griffin, M. D., John Lincoln Giddings, Adeline Goodenow, Royal L. Goodenow, William and Joseph J. Gerlach, F. E. Glade, I. M. Gibson, John Giddings, Mathias Goetz, John Gray, Gerard A. Gage, Alfred W. Giddings, William Graham, Harold J. Giddings, Hon. John Hilsinger, William Horst, Martin C. Harmsen, Sylvester Hunter, Alfred Hurst, William K. Hurst, Diedrich Hinke, William Hannahs, Nicholas A. Hoffmann, Hiram S. Heberling, Edward Albert Hanske, M. D., John Henningsen, Joseph Hayes, Carl Hinkleman, Adam Heckelsmiller, Marcie Ann Hubbard, Rev. L. Hayes, Abraham S. Hershberger, Cornelius Howard; Paul Herter; William Hancock; E. D. Hansen; Henry F. Martin; Hiram Merrick; Charles A. Menneke; George Murray, M. D.; L. G. McCarron; Walter H. Myatt; Forrest M. Miles; Hon. Fred W. Myatt
CENSUS: 1878 Jackson County Directory - 1,400 residents and businesses.
CRIME: Submitted by Ken Wright - August Pickett (Victim)
OBITS: submitted by - Ken Wright John H. W. Berner, J. C. Dennison, Martin Dunne, Carroll Eads, Anne Tubbs, Andrew P. Bertelsen, Grace Belle Butterworth, William J. Campbell, Mathias Even, Ellen Fayram, Hiram J. Follett, Mary Holstein, Hiram T. Jonas, Lewis Jungjohann, Peter Mertz, Gesine Mohlenhoff, Margaret Hurlburt Morrow, Lois T. Roling, Mrs. Ben Schumacher, Richard Twiss, John L. Smola
PEOPLE: Jacob Harp

MARCH 2014
BIOS: John Henry Anderson, E. D. Armstrong, Jacob Andersen, William K. Burkert, Albert L. Bartholomew, George E. Bartholomew, John Beck, Fred Balster, F. H. Budde, Asa B. Bowen, John Boehmer, Silas Barkley, J. M. Brandt, Peter A. P. Beck, Claus L. Beeck, Henry Brammerlo, Edward Butler, R. W. Brown, R. H. Buchner, W. E. Benton, Henry Beggs, Nicholas C. Bisdorf, Louis Bittner, Luther Earl Bliss, F. A. Brandfas, Anthony Brandt, John Burmahl, Samuel Campbell, Florence J. Coakley, Warren S. Clark, Samuel Clark, James K. Crawford, Charles A. Cliff, John S. Cotter, Dennis Collins, Louis Ferdinand Clausen, William L. Carter, Valentine Denick, John P. Dresch, Albert Foster Dawson, William P. Dunn, Leonard W. Decker, Patrick F. Dolan, Henry Dickinson, Leo Deichelbohrer, Cornelius C. Daugherty, James Whitcomb Ellis, William Eaton, Henry Ehrensberger, George Edleman, Gideon Ellis, Gideon C. Ellis, Murray Eaton, Nicholas B. Even, William Each
OBITS: submitted by - Ken Wright Amelia Nieland, Charles Goodenow, Minnie Downer Saunders, Michael Kieffer, George Canfield, Dudley Mosier Hubbell, Catherine Fuller, Agnes Wilson Lias, Mary Taylor Green, Peter C. Nemmers, Timothy Donovan, August Ehrhardt, Ezra Edwards, Ben Flathers, Minnie Goffinet, Henry Graaff, Charles A. Gibson, John W. Gibson, Charles Krolick, Charles F. Kurth, Uriah Ralston, Walter Sutton
OBITS: Richard Ashe, Katie Landenberger-Becker, Ronald M. Beeck, Wilder P. Bowers, Jane Brown, Anna Mary Brakey, Huldah Brakey, Jacob Buchner, J. W. Brown, D. R. Conery, Samuel Cronk, Mrs. Lucea S. Dearborn, Howard Delaney, Thomas Dinnen, Mrs. Fred Fischer, Howard Gilmore, Darwin S. Green, James Harvey, Emma Harrington, Mary Healey, Joseph Hunter, A. J. Leffingwell, Mary Longman, James A. Merritt, W. J. Pendray, Emily Cushing Porter, N. W. Potter, Mary E. J. Reeves, Harriet Shrigley, John S. Sessions, Mrs. Ellis Taylor, Infant Weede, Sarah Wilson

BIOS: Moses M. Bean; J. A. Buchner; Christian Berner; Theodore Fischer, Sr.; Michael Farley; Marshal E. Finton; Frederick B. Goodenow; Charles Galles; George W. Gibson; Henry Heneke; Thomas Harvey; Henry Herkes; James Illingsworth; William F. Jones; A. L. Justman; John F. Kaiser; David W. Kitts; W. M. Lane; Samuel M. Littlefield, M. D.; Peter Lauters; Henry Lehmkuhl; H. J. Lehmkuhl;
MILITARY: Spanish-American War, 49th Regiment Roster
OBITS: submitted by - Ken Wright Henry Davis, James Gilroy, W. G. Taft; Lester Ripple; James Leroy Edwards; Anna Kalmes; Sarah Jane Ripple

NEWS - BUSINESSES: Eagle Cigar Factory
MARRIAGE/ANNIVERSARY NEWS: Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Anderson Anniversary, Baker-Robinson, Briley-Abbey, Brothers-Osborn, Mr. and Mrs. Shade Burleson Golden Wedding Anniversary, Edwards-Burwell, Floyd-Keeney, Fulsang-Roden, Finn-Donovan, Glaser-Taft, Johnson-Edwards, Kilburg-Koos, Klemme –Reid, Lee-Smith, Merrill-Fairbrother, Pontsler-Welch, Schroeder-Boysen, Schmidt-Parmer, Swigart-Mariam, Sisler-Kidder, Wirtz-Coakley, Woods-Ripple
OBITS: submitted by - Ken Wright John Brown, Sr.; Martena Marburger; Amanda Ballard Tompkins

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