Collection: Ida County Iowa Genealogy

Ida County Iowa Genealogy

The following pages represent a collection of genealogy data for Ida County Iowa. The sources used to compile this data were many and are listed at the bottom of this page for the researchers reference. 1884 Iowa Farmers Directory Battle Township Blane Township Corwin Township Douglas Township Galva Township Garfield Township Grant Township Griggs Township Hayes Township Logan Township Maple Township Silver Creek Township 1906 Iowa Farmers Directory Battle Township Blane Township Corwin Township Douglas Township Galva Township Garfield Township Grant Township Griggs Township Hayes Township Logan Township Maple Township Silver Creek Township 1920 Farmers Directory Battle Township Blaine Township

John Wesley Somers

John Wesley Somers, one of Ida Grove’s oldest and distinguished residents, died Saturday morning, August 2, 1919, at the age of 84 years, 8 months, and 15 days. The funeral was held at the late home Monday, in charge of Rev. John T. Pierce. The interment was at the Ida Grove Cemetery. The pall bearers were Charles S. Macomber, W. J. Scott, James E. Easton, B. S. Noble, A. Sykes, and Card Kiner. Mr. Somers was born at Rockford, Surrey County, North Carolina, on November 17, 1834. While still in youth, he moved to Rockford, Illinois, where he met Sarah

Philo Orlando VanWagoner

Philo O. VanWagner passed away on August 4, 1919 at Ida Grove, Iowa. His affliction was pronounced muscular paralysis. Philo was born on November 17, 1849 at Oxford, Michigan, and was in his 70th year. He attended school at the Oxford Academy. At the age of twelve, he moved with his parents to the country. When he was sixteen, he began his trade as a stone mason. He was united in marriage on October 15, 1873 to Miss Etta McVean. Five children were born, three of whom survive him: Nita, at home; Philo Jr. of Ida Grove; and Mrs. Lawrence

History of Mathew Gray Post – Grand Army of the Republic

This was organized in the fall of 1881 with 27 charter members. The final membership reached 127. It lasted until the last member, James Deal, died in 1930. The post was given its name in honor of Matthew Gray, a highly respected soldier who had died just before the organization. For many years, the Mathew Gray Post was very active and great enthusiasm was displayed in the observance of Decoration Day and the Fourth of July. Each year on those days, the Civil War Veterans would dress in their blue uniforms, one carrying a large flag and the rest a

Rural Teachers Maple Township, Ida County, Iowa, 1906-1956

1906-07 The following data is extracted from Ida County, Iowa, Rural Teachers. #1 Neva Houk #2 J. C. Phares (fall) #2 Vida Miller (Spring) #3 Genevieve Jones #3 Carrie M. Dall (2 terms) #4 Ada Carlson #5 Emily Churchil #6 Hattie Reeburgh (fall) #6 Lulu Riedesel (spring) #7 Maurice Leonard #8 Cassie Taylor

Rural Teachers Logan Township, Ida County, Iowa, 1912-1915

Fall 1912 The following data is extracted from Ida County, Iowa, Rural Teachers. #1. Frances Miller #2. Julia Cosgriff #3. A. Zoa McGuire #4. Birdie Smith #5. Effie Perkins #6. Ida Curry #7. Margaret Whalen (Woolridge) #8. Grace Terhune #9. Lida Crane (Parker)

Rural Teachers Hayes Township, Ida County, Iowa, 1913-1923

Fall 1913 The following data is extracted from Ida County, Iowa, Rural Teachers. #1. Carrie Andrews #2. Hannah Nelson #3. Frances Shearer #4. Grace Preston #5. Bessie Keith #7. Minnie Conquist #8. Elvira Larson #9. Elizabeth Carter Winter 1913-1914 The following data is extracted from Ida County, Iowa, Rural Teachers. #1. Carrie Andrews #2. Hannah Nelson #3. Fannie Shearer #4. Grace Preston #7. Minnie Conquist #8. Elvira Larson #9. Elizabeth Carter Spring 1914 The following data is extracted from Ida County, Iowa, Rural Teachers. #2. Hannah Nelson #3. Frances Shearer #4. Grace Preston #5. I. A. Thompson #7. Minnie Conquist

Rural Teachers Grant Township, Ida County, Iowa, 1913-1923

Fall 1913 The following data is extracted from Ida County, Iowa, Rural Teachers. #1. Hazel Stephan #2. Lulu E. Wheeler #3. Hazel Manson #4. Merle Wheeler #5. Ruth Wheeler #6. Rose Kieffer #7. Alma Bubke #8. Tracy Schrepper Winter 1913-1914 The following data is extracted from Ida County, Iowa, Rural Teachers. #2. Lida Crane #4. Merle Wheeler #5. Ruth Wheeler #6. Rose Kieffer #7. Tracy Schrepper #8. Don D. Wright #9. Mary McComb Spring 1914 The following data is extracted from Ida County, Iowa, Rural Teachers. #1. Lowell Meyers #2. Lida Crane #3. Nola Houk #4. Merle Wheeler #5. Ruth