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Iowa, USA


Notes: Iowa (pronounced ˈaɪəwə) is a Midwest state of the United States. It is the 29th state of the United States, having joined the Union on December 28, 1846. The official name of the state is the "State of Iowa". The state is named for the Native American Ioway people. It is known as the "Hawkeye State" or the "Tall Corn State".
* The first Europeans to explore Iowa were French citizens following the Sac and Fox, presently known as the Mesquakie (Meskwaki) Indians.
* At first, due to a lack of trees, Iowa was believed to not be able to support agriculture. *Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette are believed to be the first European explorers to visit Iowa. They described Iowa as lush, green, and fertile.
* Iowa has been home to approximately 17 different Native American tribes. Today, only the Meskwaki tribe remains.
* The first American settlers officially moved to Iowa in June 1833. Primarily, they were families from Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri.
* During the 1835 Dragoon expedition to map and survey central Iowa, many dragoons got lost in prairie grass which was over their heads even on horseback. The map maker was Albert Lea, who is the namesake for Albert Lea, Minnesota. One of the commanders was Nathan Boone, the youngest son of Daniel Boone.
* Iowa became the 29th state in the union on December 28, 1846.
* The Chicago and North Western Railway reached Council Bluffs in 1867. Council Bluffs was designated the eastern terminus for the Union Pacific Railroad. The completion of five major railroads across Iowa brought major economic changes as well as travel opportunities.
* During the American Civil War, more than 75,000 Iowans participated in the war, 13,001 of whom died (mostly by disease). Iowa had a higher percentage of soldiers serve in the Civil War, per capita, than any other state in the Union, with nearly 60% of eligible males serving. Among many cases in point would be Isaac S. Struble of Plymouth County, Congressman from 1883-1891.
* Iowa saw a large increase in farming of beef, corn, and pork during World War I, but farmers saw economic hardships after the war. These hardships were the result of the removal of war-time farm subsidies. Total recovery did not occur until the 1940s.
* The Farm Crisis of the 1980s saw a major decline of family farms in Iowa and around the Midwest, and it was marked by a sharp drop in the state's rural population.
* Although Iowa's primary industry is agriculture, it also produces refrigerators, washing machines, fountain pens, farm implements, toothbrushes, and food products that are shipped around the world.
* Iowa is also a major producer of ethanol and biodiesel.
* Iowa has the 3rd largest wind power economy, after California and Texas.


City/Town : Latitude: 42, Longitude: -93


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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
1 Afflerbaugh, Emma  Abt 1862Iowa, USA I452681
2 Almer, Anna  1868Iowa, USA I449523
3 Anfinson, Elsie  Abt 1861Iowa, USA I450751
4 Apland, Sadie  Abt 1879Iowa, USA I450752
5 Bennett, Icle Viannus  1904Iowa, USA I726624
6 Buss, Casper  04 Sep 1908Iowa, USA I446491
7 Buss, Jennie  29 Apr 1915Iowa, USA I446493
8 Buss, Minnie  14 Jan 1906Iowa, USA I446490
9 Doggett, Duane  Nov 1850Iowa, USA I452830
10 Fisher, Cora  Abt 1868Iowa, USA I452498
11 Fisher, F. Wm  Abt 1857Iowa, USA I452497
12 Handley, Otho Nelson  Nov 1884Iowa, USA I449021
13 Hans, Albert  27 Apr 1887Iowa, USA I723357
14 Hatland, Edna B.  Abt 1895Iowa, USA I450763
15 Heemstra, Esther Mary  23 Mar 1916Iowa, USA I731605
16 Heemstra, Henrietta Frances  19 Sep 1910Iowa, USA I731602
17 Hendriks, Dick  14 Nov 1910Iowa, USA I320206
18 Hendriks, Willemina  06 Dec 1908Iowa, USA I320202
19 Hickman, George  Abt 1891Iowa, USA I450125
20 Kannegieter, Trientje  16 Mar 1915Iowa, USA I429246
21 Keasling, Clifford Earl  28 Dec 1909Iowa, USA I45711
22 Kiel, Jennie  25 Jul 1898Iowa, USA I319619
23 Kielman, Anna  1909Iowa, USA I380641
24 Kielman, Gonde  1913Iowa, USA I380643
25 Kor, Aiko  05 Jul 1914Iowa, USA I557008
26 Kor, Jerry  01 May 1907Iowa, USA I557011
27 Kramer, Alice  1889Iowa, USA I449538
28 Kramer, Barbara Elen  1857Iowa, USA I448007
29 Kramer, Berenice Arnell  1906Iowa, USA I453153
30 Kramer, Charles  1890Iowa, USA I449540
31 Kramer, Christiana  03 Mar 1855Iowa, USA I447583
32 Kramer, George  1905Iowa, USA I449541
33 Kramer, Harriet  Yes, date unknownIowa, USA I449535
34 Kramer, Hazel  Yes, date unknownIowa, USA I449536
35 Kramer, John Michael  1891Iowa, USA I449497
36 Kramer, Lloyd  Yes, date unknownIowa, USA I449537
37 Kramer, Nikolaus Fredrik  03 Mar 1859Iowa, USA I448008
38 Kuper, Irene Frances  1924Iowa, USA I750515
39 Lindemann, Katie M  23 Dec 1865Iowa, USA I48505
40 Maxwell, Marvel Marilyn  03 Aug 1921Iowa, USA I684507
41 Menken, Alice  Abt 1909Iowa, USA I317112
42 Menken, Christine  30 Mar 1912Iowa, USA I317114
43 Menken, George J.  30 Mar 1912Iowa, USA I317113
44 Menken, Jeanette E.  Abt 1907Iowa, USA I317111
45 Menken, John E.  12 Jan 1916Iowa, USA I317116
46 Menken, Otto John  05 Jun 1905Iowa, USA I317110
47 Metcalfe, Frederick F.  17 Jan 1893Iowa, USA I449061
48 NN, Anna T.  Sep 1865Iowa, USA I452599
49 NN, Mary E.  Abt 1886Iowa, USA I450761
50 Pulscher, Engel Fred Dirk  19 May 1896Iowa, USA I307037

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID 
1 van Adrichem, Aaltje  Bef 1856Iowa, USA I185818
2 Bakker, Louis Carl  01 Jan 1990Iowa, USA I750507
3 Drenth, Alvina  Dec 1970Iowa, USA I166727
4 Drenth, Sievert  31 Oct 1971Iowa, USA I166697
5 Fielder, Clara  24 Jun 1968Iowa, USA I451313
6 Grimmius, Leeno  04 Mar 1947Iowa, USA I169722
7 Hendriks, Dick  03 May 1990Iowa, USA I320206
8 Klaassen, Stientje  30 Aug 1939Iowa, USA I316930
9 Kluiter, Albert  17 Feb 1949Iowa, USA I316924
10 Kolkman, Wupke  1925Iowa, USA I100283
11 Mieras, William  21 Jul 1948Iowa, USA I307582
12 Mulcahy, Dennis Edward  11 Oct 1988Iowa, USA I45713
13 Nymeijer, Jurriena  10 Aug 1936Iowa, USA I321044
14 Oudekerk, Koert  Yes, date unknownIowa, USA I559872
15 Roelfsema, Jan  1956Iowa, USA I723609
16 Ruben, Hendrik  21 Jun 1956Iowa, USA I539726
17 Santjer, Engeltje Lefferdus  19 May 1896Iowa, USA I306209
18 Swygman, Derk Beraillerd  22 Jul 1958Iowa, USA I223649
19 Viet, Geert  25 Oct 1966Iowa, USA I750479


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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Buried    Person ID 
1 Kuper, Irene Frances  Iowa, USA I750515
2 Ruben, Hendrik  Iowa, USA I539726


Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Emigration    Person ID 
1 Balster, Jan Martens  8 Mar 1892Iowa, USA I78610


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   Family    Married    Family ID 
1 Tammes / Howen  1902Iowa, USA F137594

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   Family    Marriage Fact    Family ID 
1 Balster / Oorlog  8 Mar 1892Iowa, USA F31913



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