IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.


Clayton co. Marriage,
Anniversary, Engagement & Divorce Records

This page was updated on 10/14/2017
Look for the highlighted New! or Updated! items

Marriage * Marriage licenses * Anniversary & Engagement * Divorce



Marriage Records

  • First Marriages, 1839-1850, Compiled by the Iowa Society DAR
    ~The criteria used by the DAR for their compilation is unknown.

1839-1850

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  • Marriage Record Index, 1839-1861 Books 1 & 2
    ~Alphabetized by groom's surname except for the misc. entries
    ~There are a few license records in the marriage index
    ~Researchers are urged to browse the index, and to not rely entirely on the search engine
    ~There are marriages in Book I that do not appear in the index

    A I B I C I D I E I F I G I H I I I J I K I L I M I N I O I P I Q I R I S I T I U I V I W I Y I Z I Misc

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  • Marriage Record Book I, 1839-1858
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    A complete transcription of Book I. Thanks Neva & Steve!
    ~Researchers are urged to browse these records, do not rely entirely on the search engine.

pages: 1-10 I 11-20 I 21-30 I 31-40 I 41-50 I 51-58 I 59-60 I 61-70 I 71-80 I 81-90 I 91-100 I 101-110 I 111-120 I 121-130 I 131-136 I Authorizations to perform marriages: 137-142

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  • St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg
    Eingang zum Copulations Register
    - Marriage Records 1854-1859

    pages: 80-82 I 84-86 I 86-87 I 88-89 I 90 I 91

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  • Compiled Marriage Records
    The compiled marriage records have been submitted by Clayton co. researchers from a variety of sources. New submissions are always appreciated. Post your record(s) on the
    Document Board & I'll add them to this index page. You can also send the record directly to me & I will post it for you. Please include your source. If you want to add a photo or marriage certificate, send by email attachment to the Clayton co. Coordinator

Compiled Marriages, pre 1870
Compiled Marriages, 1870-1899 Updated!September 2017
Compiled Marriages, after 1899 Updated! October 2017

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Marriage Licenses

Transcribed ... from the official Clayton County courthouse records. Researchers are urged to browse these records, the handwriting was very hard to read & errors can be expected. Years included: 1855 I 1856 I 1857 I 1858 I 1859 I 1860

"Licenses obtained" ... as reported in the local newspapers. Not official records. Various years 1881 - 1949 Updated! October 2017


Compiled Anniversary & Engagement Records

Updated! September 2017

~The compiled anniversary & engagement records have been submitted by Clayton co. researchers from a variety of sources. New submissions are always appreciated. Post your record(s) on the Document Board & I'll add them to this index page. You can also send the record directly to me & I will post it for you. Please include your source. If you want to add a photo send by email attachment to the Clayton co. Coordinator

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Clayton county Divorce Records

  • Volume I, Clayton co. Record of Divorces

~These records start in 1906. The researcher will find the names of the divorcing couple, date of their marriage, date the divorce was granted and to whom the divorce was granted and the cause of the divorce. Some of the records include age, nationality and number of prior marriages.
~Researchers are urged to browse these records and not rely entirely on the search engine. They are arranged by date of divorce, and are not alphabetical. Additional records will be added as they are transcribed.

1906-1914 ** 1914-1920

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  • Compiled Divorce Records & related newspaper Notices

~The compiled records have been submitted by Clayton co. researchers from a variety of sources. New submissions are appreciated. Post your record(s) on the Document Board & I'll add them to this index page. You can also send the record directly to me & I will post it for you. Please include your source. If you want to add a photo send by email attachment to the Clayton co. Coordinator. Some are NOTICES placed in the local newspapers, and are not necessarily indication that a divorce was finalized.

Campbell divorce, 1843
CAMPBELL, GRIFETH

Loyed divorce notice, 1854
LOYED, STEVENS

Gould divorce petition, 1854
GOULD

Ruff newspaper notice, 1856
RUFF

Thomson divorce petition, 1859
THOMSON, MURDOCK, SCOTT, UPDEGRAFF

Horstmann newspaper notice, 1881
HORSTMANN

Bolsinger newspaper notice, 1882
BOLSINGER

Schollerman divorce, 1890
SCHOLLERMAN, THOMSON, OELKE

Enders petition for divorce, 1924
ENDERS, KNOEBEL

Divorces granted, June 1949
SCHMIDT, OLSON, GERAGHTY

Divorces granted, October 1949 New! Sept. 2017
COON, KROLL, MANN

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