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Shelby County

Pages from the Past - Defiance, Iowa - 1882-2007

Quasquicentenial, September 1-2, 2007.

Pages from the Past - Defiance, Iowa - 1882-2007

(Cover - Click image to enlarge)


History of Defiance6
The Medical Profession16
Defiance Newspapers22
The Postal System27
Banks of Defiance30
Disastrous Fires33
St. Peter's Church41
United Methodist Church46
Our Cemeteries48
Town Views54
Centennial 198281
Photo Gallery83
Pioneer Families109
Family Histories144
Bits and Pieces from the past230

Index of Family Histories

The Pages from the Past, Defiance Iowa 1882 to 2007 was written by Jim Schering and Phyllis Heller.  John Schulte owns a copy of this book and has offered to do lookups, but please limit your request to one name.

Credits given are excerpts for the writing of this book are: 

The Past and Present of Shelby County, Iowa, by Edward S. White
Biographical History of Shelby and Audubon Counties, Iowa
by, W.E. Dunbar & Co. Publishers - 1889
Shelby County Republican and Harlan Tribune

Core Committee
President - Phyllis Heller
Vice President - Bob Wilwerding
Secretary - Denise Barnes
Treasurer - Sue Patterson

Notice of Copyright
This book may not be reproduced in any form to be put
on the internet without permission of
Phyllis Heller and Jim Scheuring. 

We wish to thank everyone who assisted us in our research
with pictures and family histories.
Mike Kimmen for his military assistance.
Brandon Scheuring for his artwork.

Chairman - Phyllis Heller
Co-Chairman - Jim Scheuring.