Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Local Histories of Appanoose County

An Annotated Bibliography 
of Local History for Appanoose County IA
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  • Abbott, Larry R.  A Cultural Resource Survey of the Proposed Mystic Sewerage Project, Mystic, Iowa [Iowa City, IA: Office of the State Archaeologist, 1977] 19 pages
  • "Appanoose County, Iowa," Hawkeye Heritage, Volume 2, No. 1 (Winter 1967), pp. 7-30.  Historical Notes, Index of Heads of Family 1850 Appanoose County Census, Abandoned Towns of Appanoose County, 1852 Census - Appanoose County, Early Appanoose County Marriages, Cemetery Inscriptions: Farmer, Farley, Salem, Perjue, Porter & Thomasson Cemeteries.
  • "Appanoose County, Iowa," Hawkeye Heritage, Volume 2, No. 2 (April 1967), pp. 56-80. Index to Probate Records 1846-1855, Land Patents Prior to 1856, Cemetery Inscriptions: Thomasson, Felkner, Mt. Ararat & Livingston Cemeteries.
  • Appanoose County Genealogy Society. 1986 Appanoose County History Book Index [Centerville, IA: Appanoose County Genealogy Society, 1990] 183 pages
  • Appanoose County Genealogy Society. Early Pioneer Stories [Centerville, IA: Appanoose County Genealogy Society, 19??] 169 pages. Articles originally published in the Progress Anniversary Edition of the Centerville Daily Iowegian, 10 January 1934 [73 pages].
  • Appanoose Courthouse Centennial Committee. Appanoose County 1904-2004 - A Proud Heritage, A Promising Future [Centerville, IA: Appanoose Courthouse Centennial Committee, August 2004] 47 pages.
  • Arnold, John. A Pictorial History of Appanoose County, Iowa [Marceline, MO: D-Books Publishing, Inc., 1996] 127 pages
  • Aurner, Clarence Ray.  History of Education in Iowa [Iowa City, IA: State Historical Society of Iowa, 1914] Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, Volume 4 and Volume 5.  Online @ Internet Archive.
  • Aurner, Clarence Ray.  History of Township Government in Iowa  [Iowa City, IA: State Historical Society of Iowa, 1914] Ph.D. Thesis, University of Iowa. 299 pages. Online @ Google Books.
  • Ballanger, Linda.  "Coal Mine, Brick Kiln were Big Businesses of the Town," unidentified newspaper clipping about Livingston, Franklin Township, Appanoose County, Iowa, in Louise Harl's Scrapbook [FHL US/CAN Film #1007930, Item #9] [Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 19??]  Online @ The Jerome Journal.
  • Beck, Robert Knowlton.  100th Anniversary - Iowa Trust and Savings Bank, Centerville, Iowa, 1896-1996 [Centerville, IA: Iowa Trust and Savings Bank, 1996]  56 pages.
  • Beck, Robert Knowlton.  History of Rathbun Dam [Centerville, IA: Robert Beck, 2002] 54 pages
  • Biographical and Historical Record of Wayne and Appanoose Counties, Iowa: Containing...a condensed history of the state of Iowa; portraits and biographies of the governors of the territory and state; engravings of prominent citizens in Wayne and Appanoose counties, with personal histories of many of the leading families, and a concise history of Wayne and Appanoose counties... [Chicago, IL: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1886] Online @ Internet Archive 
  • Black, Susan Easton and William G. Hartley. The Iowa Mormon Trail: Legacy of Faith and Courage [Orem, UT: Helix, 1997] 268 pages
  • Blumenstock, Mrs. Fred, Mrs. D. E. Bishop and Mrs. Karl E. Tuttle. Moravia History [S.N.: S.I.,1976] 84 pages
  • Brooke, George M.  School Consolidation in Appanoose County  [Thesis (M.S.), Des Moines, IA: Drake University, 1946] 43 pages
  • Bunting, Richard Bruce.  A Plan of School Reorganization for Appanoose County, Iowa, 1958  [Thesis (M.S.), Des Moines, IA: Drake University, 1958] 128 pages
  • Centerville Daily Iowegian and Citizen. Old Centerville Newspapers from the Collection of Mrs. G. W. Randle, Pasadena, California [S.I.: S.N., 1952] 52 pages
  • Chatterly, L. Matthew and Iowa Mormon Trail Association. Explore Iowa's Historic Mormon Trails: The Beginnings of the Largest Human Migration in U.S. History [S.I.: Iowa Mormon Trail Association, 1998] 27 pages
  • Cleaver, Garner, and David Costello. The Story of Unionville, Iowa, 1843-1993, with Visions of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow [S.N.: S.I., 1993]
  • Corder, Russell. Hard Times: Life and Labor in the Mining Camps of Southern Appanoose County, Iowa and Northern Schuyler County, Missouri  [Thesis (M.A.), Maryville, MO: Northeast Missouri State University, 1994] 73 pages
  • Corder, Russell. The Confederate Invasion of Iowa [Unionville, IA: Russell Corder, 1997] 30 pages
  • Cortesio, Frank R., Jr. A Survey of the Educational School Districts in Appanoose County, Iowa, for Reorganization  [Thesis (M.S.), Des Moines, IA: Drake University, August 1952] 55 pages
  • County Atlas, Appanoose County, Iowa [Des Moines, IA: W. E. Walter & Co., 1908] 40 pages
  • Dial, Denise Lorraine.  Railroad Promotion in Davis and Appanoose Counties, Iowa, 1865-1880 [Thesis (M.A.), Maryville, MO: Northeast Missouri State University, 1992] 77 pages
  • Ellis, Christine [Katherine Hyndman]. "People Who Cannot Be Bought," Rank and File - Personal Histories by Working Class Organizers, edited by Alice Lynd and Staughton Lynd [New York: Monthly Review Press,1988], pp. 1-25.  Christine Ellis writes about immigrating from Croatia to the USA and living in Jerome and Rathbun, Iowa, as a youth.
  • Faber, Inez McAlister.  Out Here on Soap Creek: An Autobiography [Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press, 1982] 180 pages
  • Fenton, Alva Raymond. Adult Education in Appanoose County, Iowa [Manuscript, M.A. Thesis/Dissertation, University of Iowa, 1938]
  • Fisk, James, Compiled by.  The Village of Livingston in Franklin Twp [2004]
  • Fisk, James. The Waubonsie Trail Across Iowa [Centerville, IA: James Fisk, 2004] 12 pages
  • Fitzpatrick, T. J. Place Names of Appanoose County, Iowa [American Speech, Volume III, No. 1, October 1927, pp. 39-66; Published by Duke University Press] [Reprinted: Centerville, IA: Appanoose County Genealogical Society, 1987] 30 pages.  Online @JSTOR [MCPL] 
  • Franzwe, Gregory M. and the United States National Park Service. The Morman Trail Revisited [Tooele, UT: Patrice Press, 2007] 254 pages
  • Galenson, David W. and Clayne L. Pope.  Economic and Geographic Mobility on the Farming Frontier: Evidence from Appanoose County, Iowa, 1850-1870 [The Journal of Economic History, Volume 49, No. 3, September 1989, pp. 635-655; Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the Economic History Association] 21 pages. Online @JSTOR [MCPL]
  • Gorden, Willis G., and Richard Gorden. A Step Back in Time: Plano, Iowa [Plano, IA: W. & R. Gorden, 1998] 179 pages
  • Gorden, Willis G., and Richard Gorden. Biographical Records of Residents of Johns Township and Surrounding Areas  [Appanoose and Wayne Counties] [Privately Published, 2003-2004] Sources: History of Appanoose County, Iowa [Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1878] and newspaper clippings from the scrapbooks of Thelma Dearing, Mrs. Jean Curtis, Vera Boyer, Leota Cooper and Eleanor Jones. 217 pages
  • Heusinkveld, Willis M. 101 Historical Sketches of Pioneer Days in Appanoose County:  Written for the Centerville Iowegian from July 2002 to July 2004 [Centerville, IA: Willis M. Heusinkveld, 2004] 100 pages
  • Heusinkveld, Willis M. A History of Centerville, Iowa From Its Earliest Beginnings Throughout the Years [Centerville, IA: Willis M. Heusinkveld, 2009] 132 pages
  • Heusinkveld, Willis M. Cemeteries of Appanoose County, Iowa [Centerville, IA: Willis M. Heusinkveld, 1999] 96 pages 
  • Heusinkveld, Willis M. Civil War History of Nine Iowa Companies [Centerville, IA: Willis M. Heusinkveld, 2007] 30 pages
  • Heusinkveld, Willis M. Historic Homes of Centerville, Iowa [Centerville, IA: Willis M. Heusinkveld, 2004] 42 pages
  • Heusinkveld, Willis M. Appanoose County Historical Atlas [Centerville, IA: Appanoose County Sesquicentennial Commission, 1996] 38 pages. Online @ Appanoose County, Iowa, Engineer's Map Site.
  • Heusinkveld, Willis M. The History of Coal Mining In Appanoose County, Iowa [Centerville, IA: Willis M. Heusinkveld, 2007] 126 pages
  • Heusinkveld, W. M., Editor. Mormon Trails Across Appanoose County, Iowa [Centerville, IA: Appanoose County Mormon Trail Association, 1995] 79 pages
  • Heusinkveld, Willis M. A Pictorial History of Towns of Appanoose County, Past and Present, including Monuments of Ghost Towns by O. R. Parks [Centerville, IA: Willis M. Heusinkveld, 2003] 98 pages
  • Heusinkveld, Willis M., Compiled by. This Day in Iowa History [Centerville, IA: Appanoose County Sesquicentennial Commission, 1995] 43 pages
  • Hurley, Mary Ann, Curt Oden and Jolen Oden, Editors. Exline History 1996: Exline, Iowa [Exline, IA: Exline Historical Society, 1996] 258 pages
  • Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station. Soil Survey of Iowa. Report no. 53, Appanoose County Soils [Ames, IA: Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station, 1928] 62 pages
  • Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station. Soil Survey of Appanoose County, Iowa [Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1928] 
  • Iowa State Planning Board. An Approach to County Planning, Appanoose County [Des Moines, IA: Iowa State Planning Board, 1936] 204 pages. Online @ Appanoose County Planning and Zoning Homepage
  • Iowa State Planning Board. The Industrial History of Appanoose County [Des Moines, IA: Iowa State Planning Board, Committee on Business and Industry, 1935] 58 pages
  • Iowa State Planning Board. Report on Zoning and Planning: Appanoose County, Iowa [Des Moines, IA: Iowa State Planning Board, Zoning and Planning Division, 1935]
  • Jerome Reunion Committee.  Memories of Jerome, Iowa - 1989 [Jerome, IA: Jerome Reunion Committee, 1989] 48 pages
  • Johnson, Helen Taylor. Rural School Memories - Appanoose County, Iowa [Centerville, IA: Helen Taylor Johnson, 2003] 525 pages
  • Johnson, M. Ruth, Compiler.  Appanoose County, Iowa: Postoffices and Postmasters From 1846 to 1988 [Centerville, IA: Privately Printed, 1988]  Microfilm and Other Research by Milo R. Murphy; Information taken from official records and believed to be correct. 30 pages. 
  • Jones, Mark H.  Inventory of County Records: Appanoose County [Iowa City, IA: County Records Project, Iowa State Historical Department, Division of the State Historical Society, 1978] 47 pages
  • Lewis, S. Thompson, Editor.  Biographical and Genealogical History of Appanoose and Monroe Counties, Iowa [Chicago, IL: Lewis Publishing Co., 1903] [Reprinted: La Crosse, WI: Brookhaven Press, 2001] Online @ Google Book Project; Online @ Internet Archive 
  • Merritt, Fred D.  The Early History of Banking in Iowa  Ph.D. Thesis, University of Iowa, 1900.  Published in Studies in Sociology, Economics, etc., Volume 2, No. 1 [Iowa City, IA: The University Press, 1900] Online @ Internet Archive.
  • Mystic Centennial Committee, Ida Maletta and Dorothy Zaputel, Co-chairmen. History of Mystic, Iowa, 1887-1987 [Mystic, IA: Centennial Committee, 1987] 84 pages
  • Moulton Historical Society. The Chronicle of Moulton, Iowa and Its Surrounding Countryside [Moulton, IA: Moulton Historical Society, 1978] 346 pages
  • Murphy, Milo R. The Birth and Demise of Brazil [Brazil, IA: M. R. Murphy, 1985] 373 pages
  • Naumann, Molly Myers.  National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation Form: Architectural & Historical Resources of Centerville, Iowa: The Impact of County Seat Designation, 1846-c1946 [Washington, DC: United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1997] Online @ National Park Service
  • People of Appanoose County, Iowa; Compiled by the Appanoose County Historical Society. Appanoose County, Iowa, Compiled in 1984-1985 [Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Co., 1986] 337 pages
  • Promise City: One of a Kind Since 1856 - Sesquicentennial Book 1856-2006 [Jondle Publishing, an affiliate of MJ & BJ Enterprises, Inc., 2006]
  • Rinehart, Lorraine Hammond, and Rosalie Sweeden Mullinix, Compiled by. "Folks, Facts, Fables" of Iconium, Iowa, from 1854-1981 [Iconium, IA: Lorraine Rinehart and Rosalie Mullinix, 1981] 142 pages
  • Sayres, Anna Langford (Mrs. Harold). History of Numa, Iowa, Including Hibbsville and Bellair, 1850-1960 [Centerville, IA: Iowegian Printing Co., May, 1960] 43 pages
  • Sayres, Anna Langford (Mrs. Harold). Homecoming, Bellair 1854 and Numa 1864 [S.N.: S.I., 1964] 42 pages
  • Stamps, Maurice. Shoal Creek Legends [Seymour, IA: The Seymour Community Club, April 2007] Originally published as articles in The Seymour Herald.  95 pages
  • Stamps, Maurice. More Shoal Creek Legends [Seymour, IA: The Seymour Community Club, August 2007] Originally published as articles in The Seymour Herald. 89 pages
  • Stamps, Maurice. Shoal Creek Legends 3 [Seymour, IA: Seymour Community Club, 2009; Printed in USA by 48HrBooks] Originally pubished as articles in The Seymour Herald. 204 pages
  • Taylor, L. L., Editor. Past and Present of Appanoose County, Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement - Two Volumes [Chicago, IL: S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1913] [Reprinted: La Crosse, WI: Brookhaven Press, 2000] Online @ Google Book Project - Volume 1, Volume 2; Online @ Internet Archive - Volume 1, Volume 2
  • The History of Appanoose County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c., A Biographical Directory of Citizens, War Record of Its Volunteers in the Late Rebellion, General and Local Statistics, Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men, History of the Northwest, History of Iowa, Map of Appanoose County, Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, &c. [Chicago, IL: Western Historical Co., 1878] 624 pages. Online @ Google Book Project; Online @ Internet Archive 
  • "Tour of Iowa Counties: Appanoose County," Daily State Register, 10-11-12 February 1869. 10th: General Description, Streams, Timber, Minerals--Surface and Soil--Production; 11th: History, County Officers, etc.--Educational Matters--Railroads--Manufacturing--The Press; 12th: Statistics--Real Estate--Towns and Villages. Online @ GenealogyBank [MCPL]
  • Weldon, Mrs. Max, Editor. Cincinnati Memories, 1875-1975 [Cincinnati, IA: Cincinnati Labor Day Committee, 1975] 97 pages 
  • Worth, Goldie, Compiler.  The History of Medicine in Appanoose County [Presented to Appanoose County Medical Society, November 1962] With Supplemental Material Including Index and Pictures of Doctors by W. M. Heusinkveld in October 2009.  


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