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Our glossary word of the month is - "CONESTOGA"

. . . a heavy duty, canvas covered wagon that hauled freight or family possessions over rough terrain, pulled by oxen or large horses.
These wagons were used before railroads were built and could carry a six to eight ton load.

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CITIES AND TOWNS

Akron -- Brunsville -- Hinton -- Kingsley -- Le Mars -- Merrill
Oyens -- Remsen -- Seney -- Struble -- Westfield

Abandoned Towns, Villages And Post Offices

 

PLYMOUTH COUNTY SEAT - LE MARS, IOWA

Plymouth County was formed on January 15, 1851, settlement began in 1856.

 


 

 
ONLINE DATA

Births

Biographies

Businesses

Cemeteries

Census Data

Court and Crime

Directories

Divorces

Historical Info

Marriages

Military Data

News Articles
(Crime, Events, Fires)

News - People

Obituaries/Deaths

Schools

Townships

Wills & Probate
and Estate Sales, Etc.

 

 

 

 



RECENT WEBSITE UPDATES:

OCTOBER 2014
BUSINESSES : Growth News - 1884 List of who built or improved & value of improvement.
BIRTHDAY & ANNIVERSARY NEWS : Mrs. Henry Grage Birthday, Frank Lehnertz Birthday, Mr. and Mrs. Eric Scott Anniversary, Peter Peters Birthday, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Klosterman 35th Wedding Anniversary, Offer and Mary Algiets 30th Anniversary, Frank Homan Birthday, Frank Kaiser Birthday, Dave Moritz Birthday
NEWS : Community News - April 1907 Quarantines, Smallpox outbreak
MARRIAGE NEWS : Reker-Kern, Earnest-Wiltgen, Wiebersch, Moritz-Algiets, Dornbusch-Moser, Delahunt-Brossart, Larson-Bogh, Ludwig-Bohnenkamp, Neuschwander-Jordt, Schmidt-Boerner, Schultz-Bunkers, Stoos-Knavel, Collings-Marx, Kirchoff-Wagner,
REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS : Fred Eichhorn
WILLS & PROBATE : Albert Knagbeil, Franz Ruhland

SEPTEMBER 2014
BIRTHS : Duster, Gallagher, Fritz, Faber, Keffeler, Hanno, Baune, Willenburg Twins, Hamman, Rief, Steffin, Krier, Raveling Smith, Lampert
BIRTHDAY & ANNIVERSARY NEWS : Frankie Nissen, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Kauffman, Hans Spiecker
HISTORY : Early County History, including the Sioux, general settlement, Indian scare and life in the early days, early government, officials, proceedings, new county seat, new court house.
OBITS : Paul Brauch, Alex Cattnach, Wallace Cooper, Dick Hartman, Mrs. Friedericka Haerling, W. E. Herron, Fred Mathwig, Blanche McCrill, Charley Meyer, Franz Penning, Richard Poeckel, Kathryn Sprecher, Jonathan Stone

AUGUST 2014
BIRTHS : Baby Welliver; Gretchen Lea Feroe
BUSINESSES : Le Mars Shoe Factory Fire, Simon Adelsheim; John Arendt
CHURCHES : 1907 St. Paul's Confirmation (Remsen)
DIVORCE : E. W. and Mable Eddy
CRIME : Kathryn Sprecher – Victim; Francis Wrenn, Catholic Priest Guilty of Assault,
MARRIAGE NEWS : Barber-Meredith, Beeck-Eggebrecht, Bornhorst-Bjork, Clarke-Sweetland, Croston-Sinnett, Gee-Smith, Goodier-Halpin, Grage-Nilles, W. H. Harding’s Golden Anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hart; Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Hart, Hill-Stinton, Jones-Hampton, Lias-Stinton, McDougall-Frerichs, Nemmers-Kaiser, Niggeling-Puglesa, Sarsfield-Boucher , Schulz-Kruze, Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Staab, Treinen-Minten, Vande Steeg-Weber, Vangorkom-Stough, Weller-Kolbeck, Woolworth-Harrison, Young-Flindt
SCHOOLS : Westmar College Dedication
REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS : Herman Nitzke, Jack Herbst, Fred Kriege, Joseph Keffeler, Henry Arionus, Herman Schorg
TOWNSHIPS : America Township History

JULY 2014
BIOS : George W. Schroder; Ray A. Smith; Henning Shoulberg; Harry L. Smith; Edmund Holden Spaulding, Sr.; George Spies; William Schindel; H. H. Schindel; Leonard A. Singer; Philip Schneider; John C. Schneider; Strobehn Brothers; William Simeon; Julius Susemihl; Thomas Stinton; Ludwig Staab; Daniel J. Searls; J. P. Southwick; Reuben J. Spies; James Stinton; Ralph Stinton; Edward Stinton; Frank Taylor; Philip F. Tracy; Michael Joseph Tracy; Frank Van Buskirk; Michael Vondrak; Joseph Weiss; Thomas Wilson; Birney Cooledge Woolley; Anton Wilberding; Charles J. Willer; Henry Werley; D. E. Warner; A. N. Williams; L. F. Winter; Frank Wengler; Thomas Woodall; Albert F. Winterfeld; Eugene Warnock; Archie Watson; Louis J. Winterfeld; Paul Zenk

Past Updates


IOWA STATE BIRD:

Goldfinch

State Bird and Flower

STATE FLOWER:

Wild Rose

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