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Jasper County Iowa


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I would be glad to try to help anyone researching this area with genealogical info that I have here with in my home.
I have access to old obituaries, my mom's prize possession is old Colfax newspapers dating back into the late 1880's to 1956. My mother was involved with the state and county genealogical societies and everytime she helped someone she kept a copy of the info. we say that she has over 1000 notebooks on different Jasper county families

County Information

It was organized from Mahaska County in 1846 and is named after Sergeant William Jasper, Revolutionary War hero. The county seat is Newton.



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31 Aug 2016:
Churches: Pleasant View Methodist Episcopal Church; Rushville Methodist Episcopal Church
Births: Slagel Boy
Obituaries: Boat Son; Godfrey Koppin
Cemeteries: Antle Cemetery; German Lutheran Pioneer Cemetery
Historical Info: Businesses - Bobzin Lumber Yard
18 Aug 2016:
Obituaries: Death Certificate Index (July 1918- June 1921 & 1925-1939)

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Marshall County (north)
Poweshiek County (east)
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Marion County (south)
Polk County (west)
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