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Swedish Settlements in Iowa

A booklet by O.M. Nelson about the Swedish settlements in Iowa, their founding, development and some of their noted men and women. 




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Swedish Settlements in Iowa
A booklet by O.M. Nelson about the Swedish settlements in Iowa, their founding, development, and some of their noted men and women.
... website  

Swedes in Sioux City

Gustaf N. Swan published a very detailed book in 1912 about the pioneering Swedes of Sioux City.  It is written in Swedish and called "Svenskarna i Sioux City: några blad ur deras historia".  A digitized version of this book is available on line from the open collection program of the Harvard University Library (category -- Immigration to the United States 1789-1930) at:

Swedes in Sioux City and Vicinity 

Written in 1938 by O.M. Nelson for the large Swedish-American population of Sioux City, Iowa. An index of this book is availabe at  

Swedes in Des Moines

This book has been indexed and the index is available from Swedish Roots ( ).  The index also is printed below.

If you feel that one of the below mentioned persons may be your relative, and you would like to know the full text from the book, you can e-mail the Swedish Roots editor at  and please put "Iowa" in the subject line.

Alphabetical index, Des Moines Biographies (ca. 1931)
Agrell, Oscar, violin repairer, p. 89
Alexander, Arthur E., insurance salesman, p. 104
Anderson, Adolph Frederick, merchant, p. 70
Anderson, Herman Frederick, merchant, p. 70
Anderson, Hilding. E.O., auto parts dealer, p. 78
Appell, Gunnard C., automechanic, p. 81
Appelquist, Fred G., insurance executive, p. 91
Backman, Jonas A., manufacturer, p. 82
Barquist, Dr. Harry A., osteopath, p. 80
Barquist, Edward, sheet metal worker, p. 74
Benson, John A., building contractor, p. 75
Bloom, A. V., typewriter dealer, p. 81
Bloom, Clifford R., singer, p. 70
Bloomquist, Charles, automechanic, p. 98
Borg, , George H., office manager, p. 88
Borg, Axel F., grocer, p. 88
Borg, Carl O., bakery and ice cream, p. 88
Borg, Otto A., grocer, p. 90
Borg, Ruben F. grocer, p. 89
Borg, John C., grocer, p. 83
Broquist, William Albert, merchant, p. 99
Burkman, Carl A., county attorney, p. 83
Carlson, Carl Oscar. contractor, p. 97
Carlson, Chas. E., upholsterer, p. 69
Carlson, Clarence R., shoemaker, p. 77
Carlson, Claus, painter, p. 103
Carlson, Eskil C., attorney, p. 69
Carlson, Ralph I., bank teller, ins. agent, p. 103
Celander, Andrew G., grocer, p. 76
Dahl, Elmer H., mason contractor, p. 100
Dahl, Harry W., M. D., p. 90
Dahlberg, Robert B., painting contractor, p. 97
Dahlstrom, Alfred, mortician, p. 74
Danielson, Oscar C., welder, p. 78
Eck, Carl Elmer, baker, p. 98
Ellison, Andrew, automechanic, p. 81
Elmquist, Chas. E., attorney, p. 82
Englund, Dr. Victor A., osteopathic physician, p. 80
Englund. Peter J., deputy auditor, p. 91
Erickson, Claus E., manufacturer, p. 91
Erickson, Frank G., contractor, p. 104
Erickson, Iver C., dairy owner, p. 86
Erlandson, Elder J., cabinet maker, p. 78
Erlandson, John A., cabinet maker, p. 78
Franson, Birger, shoemaker, p. 82
Franzen, Gustaf E., contractor, p. 96
Fredrikson, Varina, masseuse, p. 92
Frish, Edwin Julius, attorney, p. 71
Frisk, Alvin C., treasurer, p. 71
Grandquist, Olof G., contractor, p. 85
Green, Oscar M., watchmaker, p. 87
Gustafson, Alvin C., investments, p. 75
Gustafson, Arvid, automechanic, p. 97
Gustafson, J. Glen, secretary, p. 97
Hamborg, Elmer:, meat dealer, p. 89
Hamborg, La Vern, manufacturer, p. 90
Hammar, Henning C., merchant, p. 94
Hanson, Harry E., branch manager, p. 97
Harpel, Albert O., photographer, p. 86
Heggen, Albin N., executive, p. 95
Heggen, Theodore S ., p. 95
Hellberg, Arthur Edward, watchmaker, p. 69
Holm, Chas. F., tailor, p. 80
Jacobson, John S., tailor, p. 95
Johnson, A. Paul, grocer, p. 90
Johnson, Adolph, cabinet maker, p. 77
Johnson, Carl A., contractor, p. 81
Johnson, Emil F., grocer, p. 85
Johnson, Lawrence A., superintendent, p. 93
Johnson, Ted A., service station, p. 102
Julander, Dr. S. E., chiropractor, p. 79
Kullander, Albert E., manufacturing jeweler, p. 80
Lagerquist, Henry, manufacturer, p. 84
Lagerquist, Hugo Roger, manufacturer, p. 84
Landsberg, Arvid O., contractor, p. 104
Larson, David N. grocer, p. 87
Larson, Ivar, masseur, p. 75
Larson, Nels O., meat dealer, p. 81
Laven, Axel L., contractor, p. 104
Lindblom, Axel, contractor, p. 82
Lindfelt, Edward C., manufacturer, p. 87
Lindgren, Buell M., attorney, p. 67
Lindgren, George R., insurance agent, p. 79
Lindholme, Gotthard A., insurance, p. 73
Linstrum, Arthur C., manager, p. 83
Linstrum, Louis Oscar, deputy auditor, p. 99
Lundgren, Arvid L., executive, p. 94
Lundgren, George A., insurance agent, p. 79
Lundgren, Robert J., bridge contractor, p. 101
Mellin, Miss Mary C., executive, p. 99
Nelson Emil, manager, p. 83
Nelson, Carl A., watchmaker, p. 87
Nelson, Edward J., grocer, p. 85
Nelson, Nick, laundry owner, p. 84
Nero. Harry, contractor, p. 104
Nordholm, Hans, tailor, p. 94
Nylander, Daniel H., restaurateur, p. 100
Olson, Alfred B., merchant, p. 72
Olson, Gustaf R., photographer, p. 85
Olson, Harry E., salesman, p. 96
Olson, Harry S., quilt shop, p. 79
Olson, Olof G., contractor, p. 103
Pearson, Alfred J., dean, p. 68
Peel, Dr. Frederick F, dentist, p. 73
Peterson, Elmer Theodore. editor, p. 93
Peterson, George M., investments, p. 84
Peterson, Peter A., book binder, p. 92
Peterson, Wilfred H., automechanic, p. 98
Peterson, Wm. Harvey, dentist, p. 68
Peterson. Fred J., accountant, p. 91
Rosene, Edward A., plumber, p. 86
Rundberg, John, grocer, p. 102
Saf, Carl J., shoemaker, p. 76
Samuelson, Agnes, Supt. Public Instruction, p. 67
Sandahl, Chas. E., printer, p. 101
Sandell, Carl L., dentist, p. 76
Sandin, John F., painter, p. 92
Seastrand, Dr. Carl E, osteopathic physician, p. 96
Selindh, Nels M., automechanic, p. 73
Stolberg, John A., contractor, p. 99
Stromberg, Oscar E., contractor, p. 103
Sundberg, Clarence E., display artist, p. 74
Swanson, Arnold E., plumbing inspector, p. 102
Swanson, Fred S., insurance, p. 72
Swanson, Fred W., executive, p. 100
Swanson, Harold N. (Wick), automechanic, p. 98
Swenson, Herbert L., magazine agent, p. 77
Thorson, Oscar R., p. 92
Turnquist, Axel L., upholsterer, p. 101
Varme, Leonard C., deputy auditor, p. 89
Wallerstedt, Axel Herman, shoemaker, p. 76
Wallerstedt, Carl V., baker, p. 86
Wilmers, John W., insurance, p. 72
Yarn, George, merchant, p. 71


Cemeteries in Iowa with Swedish population

Boone County

Cassell-Swedish Cemetery in Douglas Township

Swede Valley Lutheran Cemetery south of Ogden in Marcy Township  

Buena Vista County

Scandinavian Cemetery in Nokomis Township

Calhoun County

Skaraborg Swedish Lutheran Cemetery in Piper Township

Swedish Lutheran Cemetery also known as Augustana Lutheran Cemetery

Clay County

Swedish Lutheran Cemetery also known as Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery in Lincoln Township

Clayton County

Swedish Cemetery also known as First Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery or Norsk Cemetery in Mendon Township

Crawford County

Stockholm Cemetery in Stockholm Township

Des Moines County

Swede Cemetery in Union Township

Swedish Lutheran Cemetery in Huron Township

Jefferson County

New Sweden Lutheran Cemetery in Lockridge Township

New Sweden Baptist Cemetery in Lockridge Township

New Sweden Methodist Cemetery in Lockridge Township

Lee County

Scandinavian Cemetery in Montrose Township

Page County

Swedish Lutheran Cemetery (also known as Essex Cemetery) in Pierce Township

Pocahontas County

Swedish Mission Bethany Cemetery

Elfsborg Cemetery in Dover Township

Webster County

Swedish Lutheran Church Cemetery in Dayton Township

Winnebago County

Swedish Baptist Cemetery in Forest Township

Woodbury County

Swedish Cemetery (Lawton, Banner, Concord)


The Swedish American churches listed below have microfilmed records in the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at the Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. These microfilms are not available via interlibrary loan but may be searched in person or a search may be requested for a fee. See  for years of availability, guidelines, and research request forms.

Appanoose County

Evangelical Covenant Church
Centerville, Iowa

First Lutheran Church
Centerville, Iowa

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Vinton, Iowa

Boone County

Augustana Lutheran Church
Boone, Iowa

First Evangelical Free Church
Boone, Iowa

Emmanuel United Methodist
Boxholm, Iowa

Trinity Lutheran Church
Boxholm, Iowa

Grant Center Church
Grant Township, Iowa

Evangelical Free Church
Madrid, Iowa

St. John Lutheran Church
Madrid, Iowa

Gethsemane Lutheran Church
Moingona, Iowa

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Ogden, Iowa

Mission Covenant Church

Swede Valley Lutheran Church
Ogden, Iowa

Buena Vista County

Albert City Evangelical Free Church
Albert City, Iowa

Evangelical Covenant Church
Albert City, Iowa

Our Savior's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Albert City, Iowa

Trinity Lutheran Church
Alta, Iowa

Grace Lutheran Church
Marathon, Iowa

Marathon Evangelical Free Church
Marathon, Iowa

Calhoun County

Augustana Lutheran Church
Manson, Iowa

Cerro Gordo County

First Covenant Church
Mason City, Iowa

St. Paul Lutheran Church
Mason City, Iowa

Cherokee County

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Cherokee, Iowa

Faith Lutheran Church
Marcus, Iowa

Oakdale Free Church
Meriden, Iowa

Clayton County

Swedish Lutheran Church
McGregor, Iowa

Swedish Lutheran Church
Mendon, Iowa

Clinton County

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Clinton, Iowa

Crawford County

Bethel Lutheran Church
Kiron, Iowa

First Baptist Church
Kiron, Iowa

Delaware County

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Delaware, Iowa

Des Moines County

Evangelical Mission Covenant Church
Burlington, Iowa

Messiah Lutheran Church
Burlington, Iowa

West Avenue Baptist Church
Burlington, Iowa

West Hill Methodist Church
Burlington, Iowa

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Mediapolis, Iowa

Immanuel Lutheran Church
West Burlington, Iowa

Hamilton County

First Baptist Church
Stratford, Iowa

South Marion Methodist Episcopalian Church
Stratford, Iowa

Stratford Lutheran Church
Stratford, Iowa

Swede Bend Covenant Church
Swede Bend, Iowa

Henry County

Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church
Mt. Pleasant, Iowa

Swedesburg Evangelical Lutheran Church
Swedesburg, Iowa

Ida County

Arthur Baptist Church
Arthur, Iowa

Jefferson County

Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Fairfield, Iowa

First Augustana Church
Lockridge (New Sweden), Iowa

Emmanuel Methodist Church
New Sweden, Iowa

Klara-Salina Lutheran Church
Salina, Iowa

Uppland Lutheran Church
Uppland, Iowa

Kossuth County

First Lutheran Church
Algona, Iowa

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Bancroft, Iowa

David Lutheran Church
Swea City, Iowa

Zion Lutheran Church
Swea City, Iowa

Lee County

First Lutheran Church
Keokuk, Iowa

Linn County

St. Mark Lutheran Church
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Lucas County

First Lutheran Church
Chariton, Iowa

Lyon County

Grandview Covenant Church
Larchwood, Iowa

Marshall County

Trinity Lutheran Church
Marshall Town, Iowa

Monoma County

Evangelical Covenant Church
Sloan, Iowa

Montgomery County

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Red Oak, Iowa

First Covenant Church
Red Oak, Iowa

Mamrelunds Lutheran Church
Stanton, Iowa

Mission Covenant Church
Stanton, Iowa

Tabor Lutheran Church
Stanton, Iowa

Page County

Bethesda Lutheran Church
Clarinda, Iowa

Evangelical Covenant Church
Essex, Iowa

Fremont Evangelical Covenant Church
Essex, Iowa

St. John Lutheran Church
Essex, Iowa

Fremont Lutheran Church
Nyman (Red Oak), Iowa

Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Shenandoah, Iowa

Mission Covenant Church
Shenandoah, Iowa

Palo Alto County

Salem Lutheran Church
Ruthven, Iowa

Plymouth County

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Akron, Iowa

Union Creek Lutheran Church
Akron, Iowa

Pocahontas County

Bethany Lutheran Church
Laurens, Iowa

Trinity Lutheran Church
Pocahontas, Iowa

Elfsborg Lutheran Church
Pomeroy, Iowa

Evangelical Covenant Church
Pomeroy, Iowa

Polk County

Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church
Des Moines, Iowa

Evangelical Covenant Church
Des Moines, Iowa

First Lutheran Church
Des Moines, Iowa

Grace Lutheran Church
Des Moines, Iowa

Grand View Lutheran Church
Des Moines, Iowa

Swedish Methodist Episcopal Church (Union Park)
Des Moines, Iowa

Union Park Baptist Church
DesMoines, Iowa

Westchester Free Church
Des Moines, Iowa

Pottawattamie County

Emanuel Lutheran Church
Council Bluffs, Iowa

Sac County

Evangelical Covenant Church
Odebolt, Iowa

Faith Lutheran Church
Odebolt, Iowa

Scott County

Grace Lutheran Church
Davenport, Iowa

Grandview Baptist Church
Davenport, Iowa

Union County

Salem Lutheran Church
Creston, Iowa

Wapello County

See Munterville Lutheran Church
Buxton, Iowa

See Munterville Lutheran Church
Hiteman, Iowa

Munterville Lutheran Church
Munterville, Iowa

First Lutheran Church
Ottumwa, Iowa

Washington County

Bethel Lutheran Church
Washington, Iowa

Webster County

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Burnside, Iowa

Saron Lutheran Church
Callender, Iowa

Emanuel Lutheran Church
Dayton, Iowa

First Covenant Church
Fort Dodge, Iowa

Grace Lutheran Church
Fort Dodge, Iowa

Zion Lutheran Church
Gowrie, Iowa

Faith Lutheran Church
Harcourt, Iowa

Harcourt Methodist Church
Harcourt, Iowa

United Evangelical Mission Covenant Church
Harcourt, Iowa

Evangelical Covenant Church
Lanyon, Iowa

Lost Grove Covenant Church
Lanyon, Iowa

Winnebago County

First Baptist Church
Forest City, Iowa

Woodbury County

Augustana Lutheran Church
Sioux City, Iowa

First Covenant Church
Sioux City, Iowa

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Sioux City, Iowa


Swedish Settlements in Iowa

A booklet by O.M. Nelson about the Swedish settlements in Iowa, their founding, development and some of their noted men and women. 


Swedes in Sioux City 

Gustaf N. Swan published a very detailed book in 1912 about the pioneering Swedes of Sioux City. It is written in Swedish and called "Svenskarna i Sioux City: några blad ur deras historia". A digitized version of this book is available on line from the open collection program of the Harvard University Library (category -- Immigration to the United States 1789-1930) at:  

Swedes in Sioux City and Vicinity

 Written in 1938 by O.M. Nelson for the large Swedish-American population of Sioux City, Iowa. An index of this book is availabe at

Swedes in Des Moines

This book has been indexed and the index is available from Swedish Roots (  ). The index also is printed in the wiki under Iowa Swedish Biographies.  


Title of Swedish-American Newspaper                             City of Pulication

Boone Svenska Härold                                                         Boone, Iowa
Mississippi Posten                                                              Burlington, Iowa
Kvinnan och Hemmet                                                           Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Iowa Posten                                                                        Des Moines, Iowa
Svithiod                                                                               Des Moines, Iowa
Nya Verlden                                                                        Minneapolis, Minnesota/Story City, Iowa
Barometern                                                                         Sioux City, Iowa
Lutheran Monitor                                                                  Sioux City, Iowa
Nordwestern                                                                        Sioux City, Iowa
Nya Nordwestern                                                                 Sioux City, Iowa
Skandia                                                                              Sioux City, Iowa
Svenska Amerikanska Nyheter                                             Sioux City, Iowa
Svenska Monitoren                                                              Sioux City, Iowa
Stanton Call                                                                        Stanton, Iowa

The above Swedish-American newspapers are available on microfilms at the Swenson Center at Augustana College and are available to borrow via interlibrary loan throughout the United States. See  to see specific years you would like to view. Contact your local library if you are interested in placing a request. Supply your library with the following information:

  • Title of newspaper
  • The specific years you need for your research
  • Inform your library that the requests can be sent directly via OCLC (“ICY”), fax 309 794-7230, or via mail to Augustana College Library, 639 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201-2296


State Historical Society of Iowa

Library / Archives
402 Iowa Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240-1806
Phone: (319) 335-3916

Iowa Genealogical Society

628 E. Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309-1924
Phone: 515-276-0287
Fax: 515-727-1824

Adair County

Adair County Anquestors Genealogy Society
c/o Greenfield Public Library, P. O. Box 328, Greenfield, IA 50849-0328

Adair County Historical Society
Highway 92 West
PO Box 214
Greenfield, IA 50849
Phone: (515) 743-2232

Adams County

Allamakee County

Allamakee County Historical Society
121 Allamakee St.
PO Box 95 (mailing address)
Waukon, IA 52172
Phone: (563) 568-2954

Postville Historical Society
205 West Williams Street
Postville, IA 52162
Phone: (319) 864-3818

Appanoose County

Moulton Historical Society
Rt. 1
Moulton, IA 52572
Phone: (515) 642-3770

Audubon County

Audubon County Historical Society
Rt. 2
Audubon, IA 50025
Phone: (712) 563-3984

Benton County

Benton County Historical Society
204 Riverview Drive
Vinton, IA 52349

Black Hawk County

Cedar Falls Historical Society
(308 West Third Street-location)
303 Franklin Street (mailing address)
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Phone: (319) 266-5149

Boone County

Boone County Historical Society
602 Story Street
Boone, IA 50036
Phone: (515) 432-1907

Bremer County

Bremer County Historical Society
(Waverly, IA 50677-museum location)
PO Box 218 (mailing address)
Plainfield, IA 50666-0218
Phone: (319) 276-4674

Buchanan County

Buchanan County Historical Society

Buena Vista County

Albert City Historical Association, Inc.
(212 North Second Street-location)
Rt.1, Box 30 (mailing address)
Albert City, IA 50510
Phone: (712) 843-5404

Buena Vista County Historical Society
Buena Vista Museum
214 West Fifth Street
Storm Lake, IA 50588-2346
Phone: (712) 732-4955

Buncombe County (see Lyon County)

Butler County

Butler County Historical Society
420 West Jefferson Street
Clarksville, IA 50619
Phone: (319) 278-4479

Calhoun County

Calhoun County Historical Society
(150 High Street-museum location)
858 Lake (mailing address)
Rockwell City, IA 50579
Phone: (712) 297-8139

Carroll County

Carroll County Historical Society
126 East Sixth Street
PO Box 591
Carroll, IA 51401
Phone: (712) 792-1582

Cass County

Cass County Historical Society
412 and 414 Main St.
Griswold, IA 51535
Phone: 612-778-2700

Cedar County

Cedar County Historical Society
607 Orange Street
Tipton, IA 52772
Phone: (319) 886-2740

Cerro Gordo County

North Iowa Historical Society
Kinney Pioneer Museum
Highway 18 West, Airport Entrance
PO Box 421
Mason City, IA 50402-0421
Phone: (515) 423-1258

Cherokee County

Cherokee County Historical Society
(105 East Front Street-location)
PO Box 247 (mailing address)
Cleghorn, IA 51014-0247
Phone: (712) 436-2624

Chickasaw County

Chickasaw County Historical Society
Rural Route
Nashua, IA 50658
Phone: (515) 435-4701

Clarke County

Clarke County Historical Society
Rt. 4, Box 5
Osceola, IA 50213
Phone: (515) 342-4246

Clay County

Parker Historical Society of Clay County
300 East Third Street
Spencer, IA 51301
Phone: (712) 262-9800

Clayton County

Elkader Historical Society
Elkader, IA 52043
Phone: (319) 245-2622

Garnavillo Historical Society
Garnavillo, IA 52049

McGregor Historical Society
(254 Main Street-location)
217 Ann Street (mailing address)
McGregor, IA 52157
Phone: (319) 873-3450

Strawberry Point Historical Society
Strawberry Point, IA 52076
Phone: (319) 933-4461

Clinton County

Clinton County Historical Society
PO Box 3135
Clinton, IA 52732
Phone: (319) 242-1201

Cook County

Crawford County

Crawford County Historical Society
1428 First Ave, North
Denison, IA 51442

Crocker County

Dallas County

Adel Historical Society
Rt. 2, Box 136
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4124

Davis County

Davis County Historical Society
(302 East Franklin Street-location)
Rt. 6 (mailing address)
Bloomfield, IA 52537
Phone: (515) 664-2408

Decatur County

Decatur County Historical Society
Main Street
Leon, IA 50144
Phone: (515) 446-4186

Whitmer, John Historical Association
Graceland College
Lamoni, IA 50140
Phone: (515) 784-5350

Delaware County

Delaware County Historical Society
College Square
Hopkinton, IA 52237
Phone: (319) 926-2639

Des Moines County

Des Moines County Historical Society
1616 Dilil Street
Burlington, IA 52601
Phone: (319) 753-2449

Dickinson County

Dickinson County Historical Society and Dickinson County Museum, Inc.
507 11th Street
Milford, IA 51351
Phone: (712) 338-2138

Dubuque County

Dubuque County Historical Society
PO Box 305
Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone: (319) 557-9545

Dyersville Historical Society
340 First Ave, East
Dyersville, IA 52040
Phone: (319) 875-8912

Emmet County

Emmet County Historical Society, Inc.
1720 Third Ave, South
PO Box 101
Estherville, IA 51334

Fayette County

Fayette County Helpers Club and Historical Society
Fayette County Genealogical Society Chapter (IGS)
100 North Walnut Street
West Union, IA 52175
Phone: (319) 422-5797

Oelwein Area Historical Society
PO Box 445
Oelwein, IA 50662

Floyd County

Floyd County Historical Society Museum
500 Gillbert Street
Charles City, IA 50616
Phone: (515) 228-1099

Fox County

Franklin County
Franklin County Historical Society
PO Box 114
Hampton, IA 50441

Fremont County

Fremont County Historical Society
(East side of Square-location)
Sidney, IA 51652
Phone: (712) 374-2719

Greene County

Greene County Historical Society
106 East State Street
Jefferson, IA 50129
Phone: (515) 386-8544

Grundy County

Grundy County Historical Society
Rt. 1
Grundy Center, IA 50638
Phone: (319) 824-3585

Guthrie County

Guthrie County Historical Society
901 Grand
Guthrie, IA 50115
Phone: (515) 747-3403

Hamilton County

Hancock County

Hardin County

Hardin County Historical Society
(1603 South Washington St-location)
PO Box 187 (mailing address)
Eldora, IA 50627
Phone: (515) 858-3616

Harrison County

Harrison County Historical Society
119 West Fourth Street
Logan, IA 51546
Phone: (712) 644-2941

Henry County

Henry County Historical Society
(Mount Pleasant, IA-location)
Rt. 1, Box 224 (mailing address)
New London, IA 52645
Phone: (319) 367-5157

Howard County

Howard County Historical Society
(324 Fourth Ave,West-location)
Rt. 1, Box 208 E (mailing address)
Cresco, IA 52136
Phone: (319) 547-5593

Humboldt County

Humboldt County Historical Association
(East edge of Dakota City-museum location)
PO Box 162 (mailing address)
Humboldt, IA 50548
Phone: (515) 332-5280

Ida County

Ida County Historical Society
Moorehead House Museum
501 Zobel Lane
Ida Grove, IA 51445
Phone: (712) 364-3605

Iowa County

Amana Heritage Society
PO Box 81
Amana, IA 52203
Phone: (319) 622-3567

Iowa County Historical Society
Pioneer Heritage Museum
PO Box 288
Marengo, IA 52301
Phone: (319) 642-7018

Jackson County

Jasper County

Jasper County Historical Society of Iowa
Jasper County Historical Museum
1700 South 15th Ave, West
PO Box 834
Newton, IA 50208
Phone: (515) 792-9118

Kellogg Historical Society
218 High Street
PO Box 295
Kellogg, IA 50135-0295
Phone: (515) 526-8734

Jefferson County

Jefferson County Historical Society
304 East Broadway
Fairfield, IA 52556
Phone: (515) 472-8071

Johnson County

Johnson County Historical Society
Heritage Museum
(310 Fifth Street-location)
PO Box 5081 (mailing address)
Coralville, IA 52241
Phone: (319) 351-5738

Jones County

Jones County Historical Society
301 North Chestnut
Monticello, IA 52310

Keokuk County

Keokuk County Historical Society
PO Box 324
Sigourney, IA 52591
Phone: (641) 622-3005

Kishkekush County

See Monroe County

Kossuth County

Kossuth County Genealogical Society
c/o Algona Public Library
210 N. Phillips St.
Algona, IA 50511
Research assistance for a fee
Post a query in newlsletter for a fee.

Lee County

Lee County Iowa Historical Society
318 North Fifth
PO Box 125
Leokuk, IA 52632
Phone: (319) 524-7283

North Lee County Historical Society
Historic Museum
Ninth and Ave H
PO Box 285
Fort Madison, IA 52627-0285
Phone: (319) 372-7661

Linn County

The History Center
(Linn County Historical Society)
615 First Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Phone: (319) 362-1501
Fax: (319) 362-6790

Louisa County

Lucas County

Lyon County

Lyon County Historical Society
Rock Rapids, IA 51246

Madison County

Madison County Historical Society
812 South Second Ave
Winterset, IA 50273
Phone: (515) 462-2134

Mahaska County

Mahaska County Historical Society
PO Box 578
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
Phone: (515) 672-2989

Marion County

Marion County Historical Society
Marion County Park
Rt. 3
Knoxville, IA 50138

Pella Historical Society
507 Franklin
Pella, IA 50219
Phone: (515) 628-2409

Marshall County

Marshall County Historical Society
202 East Church Street
PO Box 304
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Phone: (515) 752-6664

Mills County

Mitchell County
Mitchell County Historical Society
Rt. 1, Box 185
Osage, IA 50461
Phone: (515) 732-3059

Monona County

Monona Historical Society
302 South Egbert Street
PO Box 15
Monona, IA 52159
Phone: (319) 539-2689

Monroe County

Monroe County Historical Society
114-116A Ave, East
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: (515) 932-7046

Montgomery County

Muscatine County

O’Brien County

O'Brien County Historical Society
(First St, NE,and Heritage Park Rd-location)
PO Box 385 (mailing address)
Primghar, IA 51245
Phone: (712) 757-1511

Osceola County

Osceola County Historical Society
603 Seventh Ave
Sibley, IA 51249

Page County

Palo Alto County

West Bend Historical Society
PO Box 379
West Bend, IA 50597
Phone: (515) 887-3241 (Treasurer)

Plymouth County

Kingsley Historical Society
Kingsley, IA 51028
Phone: (712) 378-2636

Pocahontas County

Pocahontas County Historical Society
Rt. 2, Box 12
Rolfe, IA 50581
Phone: (712) 848-3342

Polk County

Ankeny Area Historical Society
301 SW Third
PO Box 1111
Ankeny, IA 50021
Phone: (515) 965-5795

Polk County Historical Society
4115 - 55th St.
Des Moines, IA 50310-1862
Phone: (515) 278-1234

West Des Moines Historical Society
Historic Jordan House
2001 Fuller Rd
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Phone: (515) 225-1286

Pottawattamie County

Poweshiek County

Poweshiek County Historical and Genealogical Chapter (IGS)
206 North Mill Street
PO Box 280
Montezuma, IA 50171
Phone: (515) 623-3322

Ringgold County

Ringgold County Historical Society, Inc.
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
Phone: (515) 464-2615

Risley County

Sac County

Sac County Historical Society
Nemaha, IA 50567
Phone: (712) 636-4513

Scott County

Shelby County

Shelby County Historical Society
(Morse and Pine Streets-location)
837 Orange Road (mailing address)
Harlan, IA 51537
Phone: (712) 755-2437

Sioux County

Slaughter County

Story County

Community Historical Society
Maxwell, IA 50161
Phone: (515) 387-1380

Tama County

Taylor County

Taylor County Historical Society
(Bedford, IA 50833-location)
PO Box 8 (mailing address)
Gravity, IA 50848
Phone: (712) 537-2475

Union County

Union County Historical Society
1101 North Vine Street
Creston, IA 50801
Phone: (515) 782-4247

Van Buren County

Pioneer Historical Society, Inc.
203 South Fourth Street
Farmington, IA 52626

Wapello County

Wapello County Historical Society
Wapello County Historical Museum
Amtrak Depot
201 West Main
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Washington County

Washington County Historical Society
(903 East Washington-museum location)
PO Box 364 (mailing address)
Washington, IA 52353
Phone: (319) 653-3125

Wayne County

Wayne County Historical Society
(Highway 2, East Jefferson St-location)
PO Box 104 (mailing address)
Corydon, IA 50060
Phone: (515) 872-2211; (515) 872-2483

Webster County

Gowrie Historical Society
PO Box 297
Gowrie, IA 50543

Winnebago County

Winnebago Historical Society
336 North Clark Street
Forest City, IA 50436

Winneshiek County

Winneshiek County Historical Society
Archives and Luther College Archives
Decorah, IA 52101
Phone: (319) 387-1164

Woodbury County

Big Sioux River Valley Historical Society
Rt. 3, Box 25
Hawarden, IA 51023
Phone: (712) 552-2985

Sioux City Public Museum and Historical Association
2901 Jackson Street
Sioux City, IA 51104
Phone: (712) 279-6174

Worth County

Wright County

Wright County Historical Society
615 Fifth Ave
Clarion, IA 50525
Phone: (515) 532-3669

Wright County Historical Society
Rt. 2, Box 337
Goldfield, IA 50542
Phone: (515) 825-3641