56. LEE COUNTY, IOWA

 

Section I: History and Geography


History

 

Lee County is located in the extreme southeast corner of Iowa. With a total of 522 square miles, it is mostly agricultural with the major acreage in farms. The Des Moines River flows southeasterly along the southern border, the Mississippi river flows south along the eastern border and the Skunk River flows southeasterly along part of the northern border of the county. The land along the rivers is forested and steep.

 

Lee County was first defined in 1836, with the final boundaries established in 1838. Fort Madison was named as the county seat, but due to much disagreement and numerous votes, a second court jurisdiction was established in Keokuk in 1847, and the county seat was divided with deputies at the offices in Keokuk. All land south of the Half‑Breed line, except the east half of Jefferson Township, is recorded at Keokuk, and the remainder of the county at Fort Madison. (The Half-Breed line, also known as Sullivan’s line, is the easterly extension of the Iowa-Missouri border through Lee County.) In 1834, the barracks were built at Fort Des Moines, which was located at what is now Montrose,

 

Land was designated in 1824 for the half‑breeds of the Sac and Fox tribes. In 1838, the lands north of the Half‑Breed Tract were sold by auction at Burlington. Population of Lee county was 2,839 in 1838; in 1850 it was 18,912; in 1860 29,232; in 1905, 18,006; in 1950, 43,102 and in 1990 it was 38, 687.

 

Boundaries

 

Lee County is in the southeast corner of Iowa.  It is bounded as follows: West: Van Buren Co.; North: Henry Co.; NE: Des Moines Co. along the Skunk River; East: Henderson and Hancock Cos. Illinois along the Mississippi River and SW: Clark Co., Missouri along the Des Moines River.

 

Current towns and communities (Zip codes given for towns having Post Offices)

 

Town/Community        Township                                             Population

1890                                  1990

Argyle 52619                 Des Moines                                               75                       

Charleston                     Charles                                                   150

Croton                           Van Buren                                                 96                       

Denmark 52624             Denmark                                                 300                       

Donnellson 52625          Franklin/Charleston                                  200                   940

Fort Madison 52627       Fort Madison                                         7,901              11,618

Franklin                         Franklin                                                   333                   152

Houghton 22631             Cedar/Marion                                             20                   127

Keokuk 52632               Keokuk/Jackson                                  14,101              12,451                            

Montrose 52639             Montrose                                                 778                   957

Mooar                           Jackson                                                       

Mt. Hamill                     Cedar                                                        64

New Boston                   Charles                                                     59

Pilot Grove 52648           Marion                                                      75

Primrose                       Harrison                                                  200

Saint Paul                     Marion                                                      90                   120    

Sandusky                      Montrose                                                 100

Summittville                   Montrose                                                 200

Vincennes                     Des Moines                                             125

West Point 52656          West Point                                              498                1,079

Wever 52658                 Green Bay                                                 60                                                    

 

Abandoned towns

 

Town                           Township                                 Town                           Township

 


 

Ambrosia                      Montrose                                   LaCrew                         Franklin/Madison

Atlee/Edwards               West Point                                Martensville                   Madison

Ballinger                        Montrose                                   Meierotto                       Marion

Beck                             unknown                                   Melrose                         Des Moines

Belfast                          Van Buren                                 Monterey                       Montrose

Benbow             Washington                               Messingerville

Big Mound                     Cedar                                        Mount Clara                   unknown

Bluff Park                      Montrose                                   Nashville                       Montrose

Bricker                                                                          Overton/Pilot Grove        Marion

Buena Vista                  unknown                                   Pitman

Bullards Station             Jefferson                                   Russellville/Doantown     Cedar

Camargo                       Des Moines                               Saint Paul

Camackville                   Cedar                                        Sawyer                         Washington

Clay’s Grove                  Marion                                      Shopton

Connable                       Des Moines                               South Augusta               Denmark

Cottonwood                   Cedar                                        South Franklin               Franklin

Courtright/Mount Hamill  Cedar                                        String Prairie                 Des Moines

Doantown                      Cedar                                        Sugar Creek                  Montrose

Dover                            Franklin                                     Tuscarora                      Franklin

Croton                           Van Buren                                 Van Buren                     Van Buren

Franklin (Center)            Franklin                                     Viele                             Jefferson

Galland                         Montrose                                   Warren                          Harrison

Green Bay                     Green Bay                                 Yeargerville                    Charleston

Hazen                           Washington                               Wescott

Hinsdale                        Des Moines                               White Lane/Cammackville

Jeffersonville                  Jefferson                                   Wilcox

Jolleyville                                                                       Zarahemla                     unknown

 


 

 

Section II: Resource Centers

 

Courthouses:

 

·         [SLCCH] South Lee County Court and County Offices

25 North 7th Street, Keokuk, Iowa

(This courthouse includes records for the following townships: Van Buren, Charleston, and Des Moines, Montrose, Jackson and the west portion of Jefferson.)

·         [NLCCH] North Lee County Court House

701 Ave F, Fort Madison, Iowa

(This courthouse and the North Lee County Offices include records for the following townships: Cedar, Marion, Pleasant Ridge, Denmark, Harrison, Franklin, West Point, Washington, Green Bay and the east portion of Jefferson.)

·         [NLCO] North Lee County Offices

10th St and Ave H, Fort Madison, Iowa

 

Genealogical Societies

 

·         [LCGS] Lee County Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 303, Keokuk, Iowa 52632-0303

·         [OFGS] Old Fort Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 1, Fort Madison, Iowa 52627

 

Historical Societies

 

·         [LCHS] Lee County Historical Society

P.O. Box 125, Keokuk, Iowa 52632

·         [NLCHS] North Lee County Historical Society

814 10th Street, Fort Madison, Iowa 52627

·         [MHS] Montrose Historical Society

Montrose Public Library, Montrose, Iowa

·         [WPHS] West Point Historical Society

West Point Public Library, West Point, Iowa

 

Libraries with Genealogical or Historical Collections

 

·         [KPL] Keokuk Public Library

210 N 5th Street, Keokuk, Iowa 52632

·         [FMPL] Fort Madison Public Library

3421 Ave L, Fort Madison, Iowa 52627

·         [DPL] Donnellson Public Library

500 Park Street, Donnellson, Iowa 52625

·         [MPL] Montrose Public Library

200 Main Street, Montrose, Iowa 52639

·         [WPPL] West Point Public Library

311 Ave D, West Point, Iowa 52656

·         [IGSL] Iowa Genealogical Society Library

628 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50309

·         [ISHL] Iowa State Historical Library

600 East Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319

 

Section III: Records – records may be found at the record sites abbreviated after each entry.  See Section II for complete record site information.


Census

 

·         Federal: 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910: [KPL] , [FMPL] , [DPL] , [WPPL] , [IGSL] , [ISHL] ; 1920: [KPL] , [IGSL] , [ISHL] ; 1930: [IGSL]

·         Federal Indices: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1920: [IGSL] , [ISHL] ; 1850, 1860, 1870: [KPL] ; 1850: [DPL]

·         Iowa Genealogical Society: 1850 census index for Lee County, (1988): [IGSL] , [ISHL]

·         State: 1856, 1885, 1895, 1915, 1925: [KPL] , [FMPL] , [DPL] , [IGSL] , [ISHL]

·         Mortality Schedules: 1850: [KPL] , [FMPL] ; 1860, 1870, 1880: [KPL] , [FMPL]

·         Keokuk: 1882: [KPL] , [FMPL]

·         Hayes: 1925 Lee County Census (2000), transcript: [IGSL]

·         Beals: 1856 State Census of Lee County, (1987), transcript: [IGSL] , [ISHL] , [KPL] , [DPL]

·         Iowa Territorial Census Index for 1836: [KPL]

·         Iowa Census Records, 1841-1849: [KPL]

 

Vital Records

 

Births

·         Birth records, (from 1880): [SLCCH] , [NLCO]

·         Birth Registers, (1880-1940), microfilm: [ISHL] ; (1880-1921), microfilm: [IGSL]

·         Index to births: [SLCCH] , [NLCO] , [KPL] , [FMPL] , [DPL]

·         Births: Alphabetical Index, 1880-1889, Lee Co., Iowa: [KPL]

·         Lee County Genealogical Society: Births, Lee County, (1987): [IGSL] , [ISHL] , [KPL] , [DPL]

Marriages

·         Marriage records: (from 1837) originals: [SLCCH] , [NLCO] ; (1880-1940) microfilm: [IGSL] ; (1837-1940) microfilm: [ISHL] , [KPL]

·         Index to marriages: [SLCCH] , [NLCO] , [KPL] , [FMPL] , [DPL] , [WPPL]

·         South Lee County Marriage Records, 1848+, transcript: [IGSL]

·         Lee County Genealogical Society: Early Marriages, Lee County, (1968): [ISHL]

·         Kester: Marriage Records, Lee County, Iowa, (1987): [ISHL]

·         Burkett: Collection of Anniversary Celebrations in Daily Gate City Newspaper: 1992,(1992): [KPL]

·         Watson: Collection of Anniversary notices in the Daily Gate City Newspaper: 1985-91, (1992): [KPL]

·         Burkett: Engagements and Marriages; 1992, n.d.: [KPL]

Deaths

·         Death records: (from 1867) originals: [SLCCH] , [NLCO]

·         Index to deaths: [SLCCH] , [NLCO] , [KPL] , [DPL]

·         Keokuk Index to deaths (1867-1941), microfilm: [ISHL] , [IGSL]

·         Death register, (1880-1919): microfilm: [ISHL] , [KPL] , [IGSL]

·         Deaths at Fort Madison, 1929-1958, microfilm: [IGSL]

·         Lee County Genealogical Society: Death Book, Lee County, Iowa, (1987): [ISHL]

·         Old Fort Genealogical Society: Lee County Mortality Schedules for 1860, 1870, 1880, (1997): [ISHL]

·         Kay: Keokuk, Iowa Death Records, (1972): [ISHL] , [KPL]

·         Satterly: Index to Death Certificates, Keokuk, Iowa, n.d.: [KPL]

 

Probate and related records

 

·         Probate records: (from 1841) originals: [SLCCH] , [NLCO]

·         Index to probate: [SLCCH] , [NLCO] , [KPL] , [DPL]

·         Probate docket (1837-1851) microfilm: [IGSL] ; (1841-1925) microfilm: [ISHL]

·         Wills, (1858-1903), microfilm: [ISHL]

·         Lee County Genealogical Society: Abstracts of Wills, South Lee County (1992): [IGSL] , [ISHL]

·         Williams/West: South Lee County Probate files, (1991), transcript: [IGSL] , [KPL] , [ISHL]

·         Burkett: Abstract of Wills of South Lee County (1992): [IGSL] , [ISHL]

·         Lee County Genealogical Society: Index to Will Books, Keokuk, South Lee County, 1873-1912+, (1983): [ISHL] , [KPL] , [DPL]

·         Lee County Genealogical Society: Index to Will Books, Fort Madison, North Lee County, 1886-1934, (1984): [ISHL] , [KPL] , [DPL]

 

Land and related records

 

·         Land records: (from 1830) originals: [SLCCH] , [NLCO] , copies of selected records: , [KPL]

·         North Lee Deeds (1830-1907), microfilm: [ISHL] , [KPL]

·         South Lee Deeds, (1837-1907), microfilm: [ISHL] , [KPL]

·         Lee County Land Records, township 68, (1839-1849, transcript: [IGSL]

·         Homestead records, (1857-1880), microfilm: [ISHL]

·         Tax, poll tax records: [SLCCH] , [NLCO]

 

 

 

Maps, atlases and gazetteers

 

·         Andreas: Illustrated Historical Atlas of Lee County, Iowa, (1874): [KPL] , [FMPL] , [DPL] , [ISHL]

·         Lakeside Press: Atlas of Lee County, (1875): [KPL] , [MPL], [WPPL]

·         Northwest Pub. Co.: Plat Book of Lee County, (1897): [KPL] , [DPL]

·         Ogle Pub. Co.: Standard Atlas Of Lee County, Iowa, (1916): [KPL] , [DPL] , [MPL]

·         Fitzpatrick: Place Names of Lee County (1929): [IGSL] , [ISHL] , [KPL] , [DPL]

·         Lee County Atlases, 1956, 1960, 1965, 1972, 1974: [KPL]

·         Lee County Directory and Rural Resident Locater, 1971, 1972, 1974: [KPL]

·         Crail: 1916 Standard Atlas of Lee County, (reprint 1993): [KPL] , [DPL] , [MPL], [WPPL] , [IGSL]

·         Lee County Directory, (1868): [DPL] ; rural directories, 1988, 1989: [WPPL]

·         Keokuk City Directories, (1856-1983): [KPL]

·         Keokuk City Directories, (1856-1897), microfilm: [ISHL] , [KPL]

·         R.L. Polk Co.: Fort Madison City and Rural Directory, (1985), microfilm: [ISHL]

·         Selected City Directories: [KPL] , [FMPL]

·         Lee County Atlas and Farm Plat Books, 1960, 1961, 1968, 1972, 1979: [WPPL]

 

Court records

 

·         Circuit Court Records: [SLCCH] , [NLCO] ; (1849-1886) microfilm: [ISHL]

·         District Court Records: [SLCCH] , [NLCO] ; (1850-1888) microfilm: [ISHL]

·         Civil and Criminal Court Index: [SLCCH] , [NLCO] , [KPL] , [DPL]

·         Lee County Genealogical Society: Criminal Docket and Fee Book, (1991): [IGSL] , [KPL]

·         Naturalizations, (1856-1906): [SLCCH] , [NLCO] ; microfilm: [ISHL] , [KPL]

·         Adoption records: [SLCCH] , [NLCO] , [KPL]

·         Divorce Records: [SLCCH] , [NLCO] , [KPL]

·         Applications for Citizenship (1855-1862), microfilm: [ISHL]

 

Cemetery

 

·         Indexes to Cemeteries: [SLCCH] , [NLCO] , [KPL] , [FMPL] , [DPL] , [MPL], [WPPL]

·         Lee County Burial Permits, 1909-1919, microfilm: [IGSL]

·         Lee County Cemeteries, listed by townships: [IGSL] , [KPL]

·         Area cemeteries, listed by township, microfilm: [ISHL]

·         Works Progress Administration: Graves Registration Project, (1938): [ISHL] , [KPL] , [DPL]

·         Johnston: Record of Burials in National Cemetery, Keokuk, Iowa, (1976): [KPL]

·         Bickel: Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, Iowa, (1958): [KPL] , [DPL]

·         Iowa State Penitentiary Inmate Burials: [KPL]

·         Evangelical Cemetery Records, Donnellson: [DPL]

·         Franklin Evangelical Cemetery Records: [DPL]

·         Scandinavian Cemetery Records: [DPL]

·         Sharon Cemetery Records: [DPL]

·         Montrose Cemetery Records: [MPL]

 

Funeral homes

 

·         Clements Chapel Funeral Home Index, microfilm: [IGSL]

·         Lee County Funerals 1969-1971: [IGSL]

Current funeral homes

·         Keokuk

-          Delong’s Funeral Home

917  Blondeau Street, Keokuk, Iowa 52632

-          Vigen Memorial Home

1328 Concert Street, Keokuk, Iowa 52632

-          Greaves Mortuary

1212 Concert Street, Keokuk, Iowa 52632

·         Donnellson

-          Hofbauer Funeral Home

521 Madison Avenue, Donnellson, Iowa 52625

·         Fort Madison

-          King-Lynk Funeral Home

3507 Avenue L, Fort Madison, Iowa 52627

-          Barr Memorial Chapel

20th & Ave F, Fort Madison, Iowa 52627

·         West Point

-          Link Funeral Home

502 Avenues E, West Point, Iowa 52656

 

Obituaries

 

·         Keokuk Obituaries, (1872-1946), microfilm: [ISHL]

·         Donnellson Obituaries, (1916-1970), microfilm: [ISHL]

·         Montrose Obituaries, (1916-1929), microfilm: [ISHL]

·         West Point Obituaries, (1916-1939), microfilm: [ISHL]

·         Burkett: Collection of Obituaries … in Daily Gate City Newspaper, 1992: [KPL] , [DPL]

·         Carter/Satterly: When Did They Die, (1979): [KPL]

·         West Point Bee and Montrose Journal Obituaries, 1916-1921: [KPL]

·         Garrison: Daily Gate City Men’s Obituaries, 2 vol, n.d.: [KPL]

·         Garrison: Women’s Obituaries from local newspapers, 2, vol, n.d.: [KPL]

·         Index of Obituaries taken from The Donnellson Review: [DPL] , [KPL]

 

Church, Bible

 

·         St. Lukes Episcopal Church, Fort Madison, directory: [IGSL]

·         Ratliff: St. Joseph Church Records, Ft. Madison 1856-1879: [IGSL]

·         Area Church records, microfilm: [ISHL] , [KPL]

·         Montrose Historical Society: The Bell Without a Church, (1985): [KPL] , [MPL]

·         History of the Rural (Methodist) Churches of Southeast Lee County, Iowa, n.d.: [KPL]

·         Miller: Merging Years: A History of St. Peter Parish, Keokuk Iowa, 1832-1982, (1982): [KPL]

·         St. John’s Church in Keokuk: A History 1850-1975, (1975): [KPL] , [WPPL]

·         St. John’s Episcopal Church Register, n.d.: [KPL]

·         St. John’s Catholic Church, Baptisms, 1849-1860, n,d,: [KPL]

·         St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Deaths, 1856-1878, 1909-1934 and marriages, 1856-1878, n.d.: [KPL]

·         Hayes: “…History of the Associatin of Ladies of Charity, Keokuk, n.d.: [KPL]

·         Zion Mennonite Church, Donnellson, Iowa: Family, Marriage, and Death Records: 1851-1856 for Mennonite Congregation, West Point, (1988): [KPL] , [DPL]

·         Big Mound Church records: [DPL]

·         Denmark Congregational United Church of Christ: [DPL]

·         First Baptist Church of Keokuk 1847-1977: [DPL]

·         Marriage License Return for Primrose Church: [DPL]

·         Quaker Meeting Records, vol. 2, 7, 11: [DPL]

·         Slammbuch Evangelical Mennonite, West Point: [DPL]

·         Souvenir of Diamond Jubilee, St. Mary’s Assumption Church: [DPL]

·         St. James Parish, St. Paul, Iowa 1838-1988: [DPL] , [WPPL]

·         St. Paul Evangelical and St. Paul U.C.C.: [DPL]

·         St. Peters Presbyterian Church Records, Franklin, Iowa: [DPL]

·         St. Mary’s Church, West Point: [WPPL]

·         Franklin Prairie Zion Mennonite Church: [DPL]

 

 

 

Military

 

·         Civil War Discharge Records, (1865-1918), microfilm: [ISHL]

·         Corder: The Confederate Invasion of Iowa, (1997): [ISHL]

·         Iowa Emergency Relief Workers: History and War Records Veterans … Buried in Oakland, Catholic and Hebrew Cemeteries in Keokuk, 2 vol, (1935): [KPL]

·         Roster and Records of Iowa Civil War Soldiers, 6 vol: [KPL]

·         Lee County Servicemen in World War II: [DPL]

·         Listing of Military Service of Montrose Residents: [MPL]

 

Newspapers:

 

·         Putthoff: Articles from The Montrose Journal, [IGSL]

·         Articles from The Montrose Journal 1910-1934, [IGSL]

·         Donnellson Review and West Point Bee Index: [KPL]

 

Except as otherwise noted, following newspapers are on microfilm:

·         Donnellson

-          Lee County Review, (1896): [ISHL]

-          The Donnellson Review, (1910-1970): [ISHL] ; (1910-1972), bound: [DPL]

-          The Donnellson Star, (1975-1997): [ISHL] ; (1983-1992): [DPL]

·         Fort Madison

-          Fort Madison Courior, (1841): [ISHL] , [KPL]

-          Lee County Democrat, (1841-1844): [ISHL] , [KPL]

-          Fort Madison Democrat, (1883): [ISHL]

-          The Iowa Statesman, (1849): [ISHL]

-          The Iowa Freeman, (1849): [ISHL]

-          The Fort Madison Weekly Democrat, (1874-1915): [DPL]

-          The Lee County News, (1897-1899): [ISHL]

-          The Evening Democrat, (1897-1912, 1965-1978): [ISHL]

-          Fort Madison Evening Democrat, (1959-1965, 1978-1980): [ISHL]

-          Fort Madison Daily Democrat, (1980-1985): [ISHL]

·         Keokuk

-          Iowa Morning Star & Keokuk Commercial Message, (1845): [ISHL]

-          Iowa Argus and Lee County Commercial Advertiser, (1846): [ISHL]

-          Keokuk Register, (1847-1849): [ISHL] , [KPL]

-          Valley Whig & Keokuk Register, (1850-1851): [ISHL] , [KPL]

-          The Keokuk Dispatch, (1850-1853): [ISHL] , [KPL]

-          Des Moines Valley Whig, (1851-1861): [ISHL] , [KPL]

-          The Campaign Whig, (1852): [ISHL]

-          Keokuk Daily Whig, (1854-1855): [KPL]

-          The Gate City, (1855): [ISHL]

-          Keokuk Daily Post, (1855-1858): [KPL]

-          The Daily Evening Times, (1855-1856): [ISHL]

-          Keokuk Evening Times, (1856): [ISHL]

-          The Daily Gate City, (1855-1916, 1922-1940, 1957-1985): [ISHL] ; (1852 to present): [KPL]

-          The Sunbeam, (1860-1861): [KPL]

-          The Constitution, (1862-1869): [ISHL]

-          Constitution-Democrat, (1861-1916): [KPL]

-          The Daily Constitution, (1869-1872): [ISHL]

-          Keokuk Post, (1870, 1879, 1882): [ISHL]

-          Keokuk Daily Constitution, (1876-1887): [ISHL]

-          The People’s Dollar, (1878-1879): [ISHL]

-          Keokuk Daily Democrat, (1883-1886): [ISHL]

-          Keokuk Chief, (1889): [ISHL]

-          Keokuk Journal, (1896): [ISHL]

-          Daily Gate City and Constitution Democrat, (1916-1922, 1940-1957): [ISHL]

-          The Keokuk Citizen, (1922-1926): [ISHL]

·         Montrose

-          The Western Adventurer, (1837): [ISHL]

-          Iowa Advocate and Half-Breed Journal, (1847): [ISHL]

-          The Montrose Vindicator, (1876): [ISHL]

-          Montrose Journal, (1916-1934, 1975): [ISHL] , [KPL]

·         West Point

-          The West Point Bee, (1957-1978, 1982-1997): [ISHL] , [KPL] ; (1978-1988), bound: [WPPL]

-          The Bee, (1978-1982): [ISHL] , [KPL]

 

Educational, business and other:

 

·         Retired Teachers: History of Lee County Rural School, 1830-1962: [KPL] , [FMPL] , [DPL] , [MPL], [WPPL]

·         Harris: A Frontier Community: The Economic, Social & Political Development of Keokuk, Iowa from 1820-1966: [KPL]

·         Helenthal: “The Keokuk Connection” Howard Hughes, (1976): [KPL]

·         Liberty School #4 enrollment records 1912-1939, Jefferson Township: [MPL]

·         Montrose School History and Attendance records: [MPL]

·         Galland School, 1830-1840: [WPPL]

 

County & Local Histories:

 

·         Western Historical Company: The History of Lee County (1879): [KPL] , [FMPL] , [DPL] , [MPL], [WPPL] , [IGSL] , [ISHL]

·         Chapman Bros. Publishing Co.: Portrait and Biographical Album of Lee Co., (1887): [KPL] , [FMPL] , [DPL] , [MPL], [WPPL] , [ISHL]

·         Hobart Publishing Co.: Biographical Review of Lee County, Iowa, (1905): [KPL] , [FMPL] , [DPL] , [MPL], [ISHL]

·         Roberts: Story of Lee County, 2 vol., (1914): [KPL] , [FMPL] , [ISHL]

·         Iowa Writers Program: Lee County History, (1942): [KPL] , [FMPL] , [ISHL]

·         Ware: English Colony of Lee County, Iowa, (1918): [IGSL] , [ISHL] , [DPL]

·         Every name Index to History of Lee County (1999): [IGSL]

·         Sloat: Lee County, A Pictorial History, (1993): [KPL] , [FMPL] , [DPL] , [ISHL]

·         Sloat: Madisonia, Reviewing Our Heritage, (1978): [ISHL] , [KPL] , [WPPL]

·         Sloat: Fort Madison, A Pictorial History, (1988): [ISHL] , [WPPL]

·         Lee County Historical Society: Historical Souvenir of Donnellson, (1981): [ISHL] , [WPPL]

·         Dodd Printing Co.: Fort Madison Centennial, (1938): [ISHL]

·         Hancock: Montrose in Retrospect, (1969): [ISHL] , [MPL], [WPPL]

·         Hansman: Black Hawk at Old Fort Madison …, (1996): [ISHL]

·         Hansman: Old Fort Madison on the Mississippi, 1808-1813, (1990): [ISHL]

·         Williams: Keokuk – The Way We Were, (1976): [KPL]

·         Constitution Democrat: Keokuk History 1820-1906, (1906): [KPL]

·         Keokuk Sesquicentennial Committee: Life on the Mississippi Revisited, (1997): [ISHL]

·         Schellenbert: Conflict Between Communities: American County Seat War, (1987): [ISHL]

·         Wolf: Pastimes & Past Times, (1974): [ISHL]

·         Reid: Old Settlers of Iowa, (1876): [ISHL]

·         Swansen: The Sugar Creek Settlement in Iowa, (1938): [ISHL]

·         Clemons: City of Keokuk in 1856, n.d.: [ISHL]

·         West Point, Ia, Sesquicentennial Celebration: Memories, They Last Forever, (1984): [KPL]

·         Montrose Township Historical Society Scrapbook: [MPL]

·         Houghton Centennial Book, 1881-1981: [WPPL]

·         West Point Memories, 1834-1984: [WPPL]

 

Publications

 

·         Iowa Genealogical Society: Hawkeye Heritage through 1993: [IGSL]  (Entries indicate year, issue number and page number.)

-          1911-12 Mortuary Report of Old Settlers (1986), 3:136

-          1928 Voter Registration Record of Ft. Madison (1987) 2:77 through (1988) 2:99)

-          A list of Members of an Early Baptist Church: Denmark (1983), 2:64

-          Acklam Cemetery, Harrison Township (1970), 2:89

-          Articles from the Montrose Journal, 1889-1928 (1992), 2:80, 4:189

-          Blacksmith Cemetery, Franklin Township (1971), 4:174

-          Burial Permits, 1917-1921 (1991), 2:65, 3:153

-          Conlee Farm Cemetery, Montrose Township (1972), 2:90

-          Croton Cemetery, Van Buren Township (1971), 2:68

-          Dover Cemetery, Franklin Township (1971), 2:90

-          Fairview Cemetery, Washington Township (1970), 3:137

-          Galland Cemetery, Montrose Township (1972), 4:176

-          Hickory Grove Cemetery, Jackson Township (1971), 2:72

-          Hoover Cemetery, Franklin Township (1970), 2:93

-          Iowa Penitentiary Cemetery Records (1984), 3:129

-          Lindquist Farm Cemetery, Des Moines Township (1970), 3:144

-          McKeehan Cemetery, Harrison Township (1970), 4:195

-          Meek School (1982), 2:77, 3:116

-          Names from the 1856 Census (1990), 3:146

-          Oiler Family Cemetery (1970) 4:195

-          Old City Cemetery, Franklin Township (1972) 2:89

-          Old Pilot Grove Cemetery, Marion Township (1970) 2:70

-          Old Soldiers of Montrose (1992), 4:225

-          Price Cemetery, Pleasant Ridge Township (1971), 2:86

-          Residences of Settlers in 1834 (1992), 4:225

-          Sinking of Badger Steamboat (1992) 4:226

-          St. Barnabas Episcopal Cemetery, Montrose (1970), 3:135

-          Reminisces of a Former Montrose Man (1992), 4:227

-          Turner Family Cemetery (1970), 4:195

-          Two Early Marriages (1986), 4:223

-          Unclaimed letters at Fort Madison – 1892, (1986), 2:112

-          Williamson Cemetery, Pleasant Ridge Township (1970), 2:91

-          Woodmansee Cemetery, Pleasant Ridge Township (1970), 2:94

-          Yellow Bank Cemetery, Jackson Township (1970), 3:136

·         The following Lee County Publications are for sale through the Iowa Genealogical Society.  Consult the Iowa Genealogical Society Website for a detailed listing and availability.

-          Birth records, 1880-1896

-          Cemetery records, listed by cemetery and/or township

-          Census: 1850, 1925

-          Death records, 1880-1907

-          Mortality Schedules

-          Marriage records, 1838 – 1890

-          Index to wills, 1886-1934

-          Index to South Lee probate records

·         The following Lee County Publications are for sale through the Lee County Genealogical Society. See the Lee County Genealogical Website for a detailed listing and availability.

-          Marriage records, 1837 – 1921

-          Marriage index, 1904-1906

-          Will abstracts, 1800-1950

-          Keokuk, the Way We Were, (Keokuk area history)


Section IV: Credits

We wish to acknowledge the contributions made by members of the Lee County Genealogical Society, the Old Fort Genealogical Society, the Lee County, North Lee County, Montrose and West Point Historical Societies, the North and South Lee County Courthouses, the Iowa State Historical Society and volunteers at the Iowa Genealogical Society in providing data contained in this research guide. Their efforts have been of immeasurable help in gathering this information.