Polk County Biographies

Polk County

American Patriotism: or, memoirs of "common men." by Leonard Brown.  Des Moines: Redhead and Wellslager, 1869. - index, 35 bios online

Early Sketches of Polk County, Iowa, by Mrs. Netti Sanford. Newton: Charles A. Clarke, 1874.

Centennial History of Polk County, Iowa, by J. M. Dixon. Des Moines: State Register, 1876. - index, 20 bios online

The History of Polk County, Iowa...Des Moines: Union Hist. Co., 1880. - index, all 917 bios online

Portrait and Biographical Album of Polk County,...[?]: Lake City Pub., 1890. - index, 19 bios online

Annals of Polk County, Iowa, and City of Des Moines. By Will Porter. Des Moines: Geo. A. Miller Pr. Co., 1898. Salem: Higginson Book Co., 1994 [Facsimile reprint] - index, 12 bios online

Pioneers of Polk County, Iowa, and Reminiscences of Early Days, by L. F. Andrews. 2 vols. Des Moines: Baker-Trisler Co., 1908. - index, 27 bios online

History of Des Moines and Polk County, by Johnson Brigham. 2 vols. Chicago: S. J. Clarke Pub Co., 1911. - index, 10 bios online

Beginnings: Reminiscences of Early Des Moines, by Tacitus Hussey. Des Moines: American Lithographing and Ptg. Co., 1919. - index, 1 bio online

Historical Polk County...prepared by W.P.A. Nos. 1-2 (no more pub.). [Des Moines: N.p., 1940-41.]

Historical Highlights of Polk County, Iowa, by Robert R. Denny. [N.p., 1973].