**Stories chosen for their interest--not necessarily their importance!


**Town Disasters

1893--Akron cyclone

1899--Kingsley cyclone

1916--Train Wreck

1929--LeMars Buildings razed

1937--Plane Crash, Craig, Iowa

1953--Accounts of June Flood Disaster

Yester Year Stories, Backed with Today's Research

~As time permits more research stories about county families will be posted on this portion of this website. Your stories are needed. Help us grow these pages. Thanks!

Key Players & Characters Index

Family Name Date of Story
Amsler-Karley (Chicken Scrap incident) Aug 1896
Barker, Charles A. (Honeymoon Police Arrest) 24 Nov 1909
Braun, Alta (Sad Story-Tragic Death) Aug 1917
Church, Delbert (Killed by Otto Zeglin) 15 Jan 1910
Coppock, Mrs. Harold (Asphyxiation suicide) 16 Dec 1936
Deters, Carl (Escaped a Watery Grave) Jul 1900
Engel, Henry (Struck by Train, Skull Crushed) Jul 1910
Frolkey, Rex J. (Bank Bandit) 30 Sep 1929
Heeren, Will (Hit on Head With Hammer) Nov 1909
Hill, Mrs. John E. vs Stinton (Damage Suit) 1924-1926
Hoffman, Fred (Shot/Killed by MT woman) 1885-1916
Hord, Miss Monah & Gypsy Boy (Parrot) Jun 1930
Janicke, Wm. A. (Divorce to Bad ck victim) 1910-1911
Kelley, James E. (Postmaster LeMars) Mar 1933
Klave, Henry (Family deaths) 15 Aug 1923
Kohl, Conrad (Farmer near O'Leary) 1895
Long, Markus (Neptune farmer suicide) 1895
Maxwell, Wm. A. (Gunned down at Jail) 14 Nov 1919
McCaustland, Charles (Marr & Ugly Divorce) 1895-1901
McFarland, Hayden (Killing of Tony Wanner) Nov 1891
Middleton, "Buck" (Lover's Quarrel Suicide) Jul 1924
Parker, Mr. Arza (Murder) 31 Oct 1885
Reifsteck, Geo. (Murdered E.F. Hanson) 26 Apr 1891
Roberts, Alex (Fireman Seriously Burned) Apr 1924
Ruble, John C. (Trip Back East) Mar 1929
Sprague, Mr. & Mrs. Roy (Died Same Day) 26 Dec 1936
Thompson, Abner (Accidental Death) 06 Oct 1900
Trow, Lucinda A. (Buried in Flower Bed) Nov 1938
Walker, John & Thomas (Accidental Deaths) Sep 1894
Wolfe, Wm. (Lost Corpse) Dec 1906


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