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December 2011

December 6 - Cameron Cemetery was walked by Donna Thomas in October (2011) and all gravestones were photographed. We have now begun uploading those photos to Iowagravestones. A big thank you to Donna for this wonderful contribution!!!

November 2011

November 30 - A Gray Cemetery page has been added. All gravestone photos have been uploaded to Iowagravestones except for the group monument which replaced numerous small older stones. A photo of the new shared monument will be added in the near future.

November 23 - Oakfield Cemetery was walked by Ken Akers in July (2011) and all existing gravestones were photographed. Ken has gradually been uploading the photos to the Iowagravestones Photo Prject (GPP) and is now nearing completion of that project. A huge thank you to Ken for this tremendous contribution!!! Gray Cemetery was walked by Donna Thomas in October (2011) and all gravestones were photographed. We are now starting to upload those photos to Iowagravestones. A huge thank you to Donna also!!!

"What's New" will be updated to indicate when the records for each cemetery are complete. Donna has walked a number of additional Audubon County cemeteries this fall, so we expect to add a large number of gravestone records in the very near future. Keep checking back for progress updates!

October 2011

October 5 - Added short transcription, Railroads and Tranportation, from the History of Audubon County, Iowa (1915) by H. F. Andrews.

October 3-4 - Relinked 1889 biographies from the Biographical History of Shelby and Audubon Counties, Iowa and updated backgrounds.

October 1 - Added Longfellow Souvenir from School District No. 1, Cameron Township from 1900 containing teacher and student names.

September 2011

September 30 - Added Index to Obituaries on Ancestry's Audubon Co. Message Board, created by an Audubon County researcher and generously shared with Audubon Co. IAGenWeb.

September 23 - Added transcriptions of Children Enrolled in Brayton School 1907-1908 and Brayton School 1916-1917, both transcribed from History of Brayton Iowa 1878-1978, Brayton's Centennial history book. Minor reorganization/reformatting of select pages.

September 21 - Added additional photos of the Kimballton Celebration on January 1, 1908, when the Atlantic Northern Railroad reached Kimballton, Added additional identification of the individuals shown in the Kimballton Band from the Kimballton, Iowa 1883-1983 centennial history book. Added page with links to Area Funeral Homes & Newspapers with recent obituaries online. Updated main page to reflect recent additions.

September 20 - Added a list of Audubon County men who served in the Civil War, transcribed from the Exira Centennial history book, 100 Years in Exira 1857 - 1957. Also added a transcription of Exira's Earliest Settlers, also from 100 Years in Exira 1857 - 1957.

September 15 - Added Immanuel Lutheran Baptized Members, 1883-1920, transcribed from the Kimballton, Iowa 1883-1983 centennial history book. Also added Index of Family Histories found in the Kimballton Centennial history book, Kimballton, Iowa 1883-1983.

September 7 - Added Audubon County Death Certificate Index, 1928-1933, indexed by the State Historical Society of Iowa and reformatted for Audubon IAGenWeb.

August 2011

August 31 - Added selected Exira Business Advertisements from the Audubon County Journal, 1924-1925.

July 2011

July 24 - Added Baller to the Audubon County Surname Registry.

June 2011

June 11 - Mystery house identified!! The beautiful house shown in the background of the Unknown Group of Men photo has been identified as 109 N. Main, Kimballton. Additional photos and history of the house have generously been supplied by the current owner and will be posted separately in the very near future. The event taking place in the Kimballton Street Scene photo has also finally been identified!

May 2011

May 4 - Added Exira Class of 1923 class reunion newspaper article and photo.

May 5 - Added Douglas Twp. No. 3 class photo, circa 1930.

April 2011

April 24 - Added photo of an Unknown Group of Men.

April 23 - Added 1923 Exira High School Commencement program.

March 2011

March 12 - Added a registry for Families with Known Cross-County Connections. This registry is intended to facilitate research in cases where families are known to have lived, attended church, been buried, etc. in different counties.

March 2 - Added vintage multi-view postcard of Audubon scenes, including several street views and seven identified private residences.

March 1 - Added links for Audubon County WWII Enlistments - Surnames A-M, WWII Enlistments - Surnames M-Z, WWII Honor List of Dead & Missing and Some Military Land Grants - War of 1812 Soldiers, all from the USGenweb Archives.

February 2011

February 18 - Added image and transcription of 1942 Audubon County 8th Grade Graduation program, including a list of the graduates.

February 5 - Added photo of Audubon Twp. Dist. #3 Class taken circa late 1930's to 1940, with identification of the teacher and pupils. Also added Baptisms 1875-1920 and Confirmations 1880-1939 transcribed from The History of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church 1875-2000.

February 4 - Added Audubon Twp. Dist. #3 1919 souvenir, listing pupils, school officers and the teacher.

January 2011

January 5 - Added Marriages 1881-1935 transcribed from The History of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church 1875-2000.

January 4 - Added Deaths 1877-1999 transcribed from The History of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church 1875-2000. This congregation's original church building and cemetery were both located in Audubon County (Audubon Township), but when a new church building was constructed in 1927 it was built across the road in Guthrie County (Grant Township). The cemetery remains in Audubon Township.

December 2010

December 21 - Added ten additional Dreier family photos, including Augusta Dreir's funeral card and two photos of Dreier family members with Martin Schirm.

December 11 - Updated Gravestone Photo Project surname index for Audubon County.

November 2010

November 14 - Updated Gravestone Photo Project surname index for Audubon County.

November 5 - Added Dreier family photos, with vintage photos of Augusta and Fredrich (Fritz) Dreier. Also added vintage photo of Exira High School circa 1910.

October 2010

October 14 - Updated cemetery listing to utilize Mapquest to view cemetery locations (which shows county lines).

October 13 - Corrected miscellaneous transcription errors in the second Bowen Cemetery transcription, and reformatted from pdf to regular web page format.

October 10 - Updated the second Bowen Cemetery transcription, Cannon entries.

October 8 - Added a second Bowen Cemetery transcription, exact source unknown, which contains some entries not found in WPA records.

October 5 - Added Gravestone Photo Project surname index for Audubon County.

October 4 - Added 1883 List of Pensioners on the Roll for Audubon County.

September 2010

September 26 - Added WPA Grave Survey surname index for Audubon County.

September 25 - Added a view of "Broadway, Looking West" to vintage Audubon street scenes.

September 14 - Added a vintage photo of what appears to be thirteen Civil War Vets wearing GAR ribbons, taken by J. L. Jorgensen Photo Studio, Exira, Iowa.

August 2010

August 30 - Added Transcription of the 1892 Audubon County Farmers Directory. Updated numerous pages with new backgrounds. Continuing to upload photos from St. John's (Audubon Twp.) Cemetery to the Iowa Gravestone Photo Project.

August 21 thru August 24 - Revised and updated the List of Audubon County Cemeteries. Added additional cemeteries, alternate cemetery names and a link to the list of cemeteries and sextons on the Audubon County website. Merged duplicate Audubon County cemeteries in the Iowa Gravestone Photo Project and began uploading the gravestone photos taken in July at St. John's (Audubon Twp.).

July 2010

Late July - Visited St. John's (Audubon Twp.) Cemetery and photographed all gravestones.

July 16 - Added 1892 Farmers Directory for Audubon County. Images currently available; transcription of names will be coming soon.

June 2010

June 8 - Added Sharon Twp., Stanley School No. 7 1929 Pupils.

May 2010

May 21 - Added Elevators at Gray, Iowa and vintage Audubon street scenes.

February 2010

February 12 - Added additional identification to the 1922 Exira High School Graduating Class photo.

February 8 - Made corrections to the history of the McNally Hospital - Audubon.

January 2010

January 19 - Added history and photos of McNally Hospital - Audubon.

January 14 - Added photos of Hollis Nathaniel Hamlin, Thomas Hollis Kilworth, William H. Kilworth, and Bruce and Ida (Kilworth) Martin.

January 12 - Added links to 2 Audubon County history books available online in digital format: Biographical History of Shelby and Audubon Counties - 1889 (Offsite) and History of Audubon County - 1915 (Offsite). Both books may be read online or downloaded.

January 8 - Added photo of Trilby Ralph Akers with his horse drawn manure spreader and a photo of Bruce & Rod Martin with an UNKNOWN individual. Also added two UNKNOWN photos, taken in Exira, from the McNally family photo collection. Can anyone help identify the unknowns? Added link for Arkivalieronline to the European Connections resource page and fixed miscellaneous broken links.

January 7 - Added photo of Red Cross Picnic & Quilt Auction held at St. John's Lutheran Church in 1918. Also added a 1916 Report Card for Decima Edwards from Exira High School. Updated Audubon Twp. School Dist. #3 Souvenir page with info about Ludwig School. Added photo of Kimballton School circa 1900.

December 2009

Added photo of Nettie Baylor Littlefield holding Glen and additional Alonzo Littlefield Family photos.

Added additional photos to Family Photos, including Lee Littlefield, Mac Smith, Ella Kilworth and additional photos of Martin, Edwards and Littlefield family members.

Added photo of Audubon Twp. Creamery circa 1920's. Added a Family Photos index page and six family photo pages. Added photo of 1922 Exira High School Graduating Class.

Added photo of Audubon High School circa 1909.

Added Audubon Twp. School Dist. #3 Souvenir image and transcription.

November 2009

Added transcription of present and obsolete Audubon County Post Offices.

New County Coordinator. Reformated the main county webpage. Added link to 1880 Federal Census. Added transcription of an 1875 Audubon County business directory from Andreas' Atlas. Added 1875 Andreas' map of Audubon County and transcription of resident/owner names from the map.

Added County Map showing location of Audubon County

Added Clickable link to all Iowa Counties

Fixed What's New page to display correctly in Firefox

October 2009

Updated & formatted the county site - it's ready for adoption!  Email the IAGenWeb Welcome Hostesses for an application.

Check out missing information that is now available!

The following cemeteries may have been previously available, but were discontinued at some point of time.  They have been reformatted and are now available!

July 2008

Revised and new pages will be posted as they are ready.

  • List and locations of Audubon County cemeteries
  • GPP Index of Audubon County photos 
  • 1940 Who's Who in Audubon County
  • Mail lists
  • ePodunk Audubon County profile (link)
  • Newspaper Abstracts (link)
  • Townships and Towns
  • Abandoned Towns and Villages
  • Special Projects
  • History
  • Research Helps
  • 1860 Census
  • European Connections (Denmark, Germany, and Ireland)

April 10, 2007

Added Bio Index "HISTORY OF AUDUBON IOWA - AUDUBON CENTENNIAL 1878 - 1978" Thanks to Marthann Kohl-Fuhs for her continuing work.

22 January 2007

Continue to work on broken Links, Please let me know if you find one AND If you have a new URL address for the broken link or can suggest a better link. Also added a "Little Known Facts and Tidbits" on Iowa History ... Thanks to Karen De Groote-Johnson in Snowy Iowa.

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