Library Holdings

Resources available are:

1887 to 1972 Oelwein Daily Register on microfilm

Over 30,000 Obituary/Cemetery cards

Newspapers of Buchanan County, 1856 to present which include Jesup, Lamont, Winthrop, and Independence (papers and microfilm)

Buchanan County, Federal Census on microfilm 1850,1860,1870,1880, 1900,1910,1920,1930

Buchanan County, State Census on microfilm 1856,1885,1895,1905, 1915, 1925

Probates 1850-1941

Burial Permits 1931-1982

Some death and funeral home records

Coroner's reports 1858-1960

Marriage Indexes 1852-1990

Marriage Registry 1880-1908

Births 1880-1913 & misc. other years

Naturalization records 1853-1906

1881 Buchanan County History

1914 History of Buchanan County

1990 Heritage of Buchanan County

1980 Cemetery book of Buchanan County

Various history books of towns in Buchanan County

Various years of Plat Books

Church Directories and School Annuals of Buchanan County (not all years and schools)

Some cemetery and history books of surrounding counties (Linn, Bremer, Black Hawk, Fayette, Delaware.)

Family Histories/Trees

Agnew                        
Albert, Loveless                                             
Allen                                      
Allen, (Japhet)                                   
Allerding                                            
Anderson                                            
Andrews, (Thomas)
Andrews, (William)
Anson

Baldwin                                             
Barger, Bogert & Chamberlain                      
Barnhart, Peter                                   
Bates, Thomas                                    
Bergstrom                                           
Berry  
Boyd, Elliott, Eichhorn                                              
Bouch, Barney            
Bower, Easterday, Hoover, Swinehart                       
Bradley, Vol. 1 & 2                            
Bradley-Goeller
Bradstreet
Brammer                                
Brant                          
Bright                         
Brooks                        
Buchholz                                
Butterfield      

Callahan
Carpenter, (Frank)                              
Candler                                  
Carr                            
Cates & Russell                                 
Champlin
Chase                         
Cherry                        
Chetister, Chitester                             
Christler, Bradley, Crawford                         
Clark                          
Clark & Nelson                                  
Clark, (Rufus)                           
Clark, Stiles, Scarcliff                       
Clarke                        
Coats, (Alfred)                       
Coleman, Hardwick                           
Collins, (Ronald)                               
Considine (2 different copies)
Cookman                                
Cornwell                                
Cowell                       
Crandall                                                         
Cunningham                                                    
Curtis, Mendenhall                                         
Cutshall

Dana
Decker, Laird, Riseley, Bradstreet                 
Destival, Eldridge, Lahner, Hoole                 
Diehl                                                  
Dougherty                                                       
Drake (2 different copies)                              
Duckett (2 different copies)   
Duffy                                                  
Dunlap                                                
Durhman

Elliott, Jenks, Peck, Reed                               
Evans

Fay                                                     
Fenner                                                
Fettkother/Fettkether, Ludwig                        
Finch                                                  
Fischels                                                          
Fischels & Bovy                                                        
Fleming, Johnston                                                       
Fowlkes                                                         
Fox, Cummings                                                           
Francis                                               
Frater                                                 
Freeze, Jacob

Gaffney                                                           
Gannon                                                           
Gates                                                  
Gates, Vol 1 & 2                                                        
Geisers                                                                       
Getty                                                                           
Goodwin                                                                    
Gosse                                                                         
Greenley                                                                     
Gurnsey                                                                      
Garrett, Hackett 

                                                         
Hackett                                                                       
Hackett, (Joseph)
Hale, Wilbur                                                  
Hall, Zimmerman, Darby                                            
Hansen                                                           
Hanson                                                           
Happel, Moeller, Fels                                    
Harrison                                                                     
Hatch                                                  
Hauser                                                
Hayzlett                                                          
Heinen                                                
Henson                                               
Herrick                                                           
Hewitt, Orsimus                                                         
Hickey                                                
Hines                                                  
Hoagland                                                        
Holman                                                           
Holtz  
Hook                                      
Hoover, Stout, Hovey                                     
Hopkins, (Claude A.)                                     
Housholder                                                     
Hovey                                                 
Hovey (James)                                               
Hovey, Vol. 1 & 2                                                      
Hubbart                                                          
Hussey

Ironside

Jakway, (Charles Henry)
Jakway, (George)                                           
Jamason                                                          
Jayne (2 different copies)                               
Jenks                                                  
Jensen                                                 
Jesmore, Robinson, Housden, Smith, Combs 
Jewett                                                 
Johnson                                                          
Johnson, Madsen

Kearns, (John)
Keith                                      
Kiefer                                                 
King                                                   
King, Gibbs, Thompson                                             
Kitch                                                  
Klotz, Sauer, Hekel                                        
Kress                                                  
Krueger
Kurtz

Lawrence                                                       
Leatherman                                                     
Leaven                                                
Leehey
Lenius                                     
Leslie                                                 
Liebert                                                
Long                                                   
Lotts, Shillinglaw                                           
Lumbard, Cutler

Madsen                                                           
Matheus, Mattice                                                        
Masteller                                                        
Masters
Maurer, Fred & Mary                                                 
McAtee                                                          
McCollough                                                   
McGlaughlin                                                  
McNamara                                                     
McGrath, Sullivan, Donnelly, Jensen             
Meaney                                                           
Megonigle                                                      
Melius                                                
Merrill (Hazleton family)                               
Merrill (Winthrop family)                                          
Mosher, Gerstenberger                                               
Motley                                                
Mulick                                                
Mulvehill, DeVine                                                     
Munez, Menuey, Vol. 1 & 2                           
Munger

Naylor, Stainbrook (2 different copies)
Nerge, Kotz, Bartels   
Nielson                                                           
Norman                                                          
Norris                                                 
Noyes 

O'Brien, Kavanagh                                                     
Ohl                                                     
Oster                                                  
Ownby            

Parker, Stoner                                                
Perne                                                  
Phillips, Muenster, Shields                            
Pierce                                                 
Pint                                                     
Pitman, (George)                                                        
Pitman, (Gideon)                                                        
Potter, Goodspeed                                                      
Potters, Cooks                                                
Pratt                                                    
Price                                                   
Pump  

Rasmussen & Schweitzer                                           
Reece                                                 
Reecy, (Nicholas)                                                      
Reuter                                                 
Rice, Vol 1 & 2                                                          
Richmond, (John)                                                       
Risse, (John)                                                  
Roberts, (Francis)                                                      
Rogers            

Sampson                                                         
Sandergeld, Hagemann                                               
Sands                                                  
Sawyer                                                           
Schmeiser                                                       
Shaffer                                                
Shannon, Zingg                                                           
Shellito                                                           
Shepard, Burrows, Gotchell                           
Shields, (John)                                               
Shoemaker                                                      
Sloan                                                  
Smith, (Peter)                                                 
Smith, Silas (2 different copies)                    
Smith, Thompson                                                        
Smith, Whitaker                                                          
Snyder                                                
Spragg                                                
Steggall                                                          
Stoner                                                 
Sturtz                                                  
Sutter, Plank, Ulrich   

Thiltgen                                                          
Thomas                                                           
Thompson                                                       
Tielebein  (on CD)                                         
Tisdales                                             
Trebon                                                
Trego                                                  
Trower           

VanEman                                                        
VanEtten                                                         
VonSchaick                                                    
Voshell

Walter, Christian                                            
Walter, Hoover                                                          
Ward                                                                          
Wardell, Carrier, Billings, Lane (2 copies)
Warren (2 different copies)                            
Weart                                                 
Weber                                                
Welsh                                                 
Wellman (2 different copies)                         
Wells                                                  
Whisennand                                                    
Whitman, Brathers                                                      
Wilbur                                                
Wilder                                                
Williamson                                                     
Wills (family chart)                                        
Wilson                                                
Wise                                                   
Wright                                                
Wright, Draper                                                           
Wroten  

                                             
Ziegler, (George)