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=== County Information ===
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===County Information===
  
==== Description ====   
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====Description====   
  
 
The County was named for Martin Van Buren. The County has Keosauqua as its seat and the County was created December 7, 1836. The County is located in the southeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Van Buren, Iowa," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Buren_County,_Iowa."</ref>
 
The County was named for Martin Van Buren. The County has Keosauqua as its seat and the County was created December 7, 1836. The County is located in the southeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Van Buren, Iowa," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Buren_County,_Iowa."</ref>
  
==== Van Buren County, Iowa Record Dates ====
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====Van Buren County, Iowa Record Dates====
  
 
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Van Buren County, Iowa. Page 230-238 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 222-225.</ref></center>
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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |<center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Van Buren County, Iowa. Page 230-238 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 222-225.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Van Buren County, Iowa Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration started for births in July 1880 and for deaths Jan 1891. General compliance by 1924.</center>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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===County Courthouse===
  
=== History ===
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===History===
  
 
[[Image:Martin Van Buren.JPG|thumb|right|200px|<center>Martin Van Buren</center>]]  
 
[[Image:Martin Van Buren.JPG|thumb|right|200px|<center>Martin Van Buren</center>]]  
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The county is named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Van_Buren President Martin Van Buren] (1782-1862) who served as United States Vice President at the time of the county's formation.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Van_Buren "Martin Van Buren,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
The county is named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Van_Buren President Martin Van Buren] (1782-1862) who served as United States Vice President at the time of the county's formation.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Van_Buren "Martin Van Buren,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
  
==== Parent County ====
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====Parent County====
  
 
'''1836--'''Van Buren County was created 7 December 1836&nbsp;from [[Des Moines County, Iowa Genealogy|Des Moines]] County. '''County&nbsp;seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Keosauqua <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1836--'''Van Buren County was created 7 December 1836&nbsp;from [[Des Moines County, Iowa Genealogy|Des Moines]] County. '''County&nbsp;seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Keosauqua <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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====Boundary Changes====
  
 
For animated maps illustrating Iowa County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ "Rotating Formation Iowa County Boundary Maps"] (1816-1872) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
 
For animated maps illustrating Iowa County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ "Rotating Formation Iowa County Boundary Maps"] (1816-1872) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
==== Biography ====
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====Biography====
  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25937 Portrait and biographical album of Jefferson and Van Buren Counties, Iowa&nbsp;: containing full page portraits and biographical ske] at Ancestry.com ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25937 Portrait and biographical album of Jefferson and Van Buren Counties, Iowa&nbsp;: containing full page portraits and biographical ske] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://iagenweb.org/boards/vanburen/biographies/index.cgi IAGenWeb, Van Buren County Biographies]
  
==== Record Loss ====
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====Record Loss====
  
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
=== Places/Localities ===
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===Places/Localities===
  
==== Populated Places ====
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====Populated Places====
  
 
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://iowa.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,177,c,van%20buren.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Van Buren County, Iowa," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Buren_County,_Iowa, accessed 1 Noverber 2019.</ref>  
 
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://iowa.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,177,c,van%20buren.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Van Buren County, Iowa," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Buren_County,_Iowa, accessed 1 Noverber 2019.</ref>  
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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====Neighboring Counties====
  
 
[[Davis County, Iowa Genealogy|Davis]]{{•}} [[Henry County, Iowa Genealogy|Henry]]{{•}} [[Lee County, Iowa Genealogy|Lee]]{{•}} [[Jefferson County, Iowa Genealogy|Jefferson]]{{•}} [[Wapello County, Iowa Genealogy|Wapello]]{{•}} [[Clark County, Missouri Genealogy|Clark County, Missouri]]{{•}} [[Scotland County, Missouri Genealogy|Scotland County, Missouri]]
 
[[Davis County, Iowa Genealogy|Davis]]{{•}} [[Henry County, Iowa Genealogy|Henry]]{{•}} [[Lee County, Iowa Genealogy|Lee]]{{•}} [[Jefferson County, Iowa Genealogy|Jefferson]]{{•}} [[Wapello County, Iowa Genealogy|Wapello]]{{•}} [[Clark County, Missouri Genealogy|Clark County, Missouri]]{{•}} [[Scotland County, Missouri Genealogy|Scotland County, Missouri]]
  
=== Resources ===
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===Resources===
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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====Cemeteries====
  
 
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Iowa/Van-Buren-County?id=county_635 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://iavanburen.org/CemSurnames/cemeterylist.php IAGenWeb]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Van+Buren+Iowa&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Van+Buren+Iowa&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/vanburen/cemetery.html IAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394052&reqParentsLabel=Van%20Buren%2C%20Iowa%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/iowa/vanburen.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://iowagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?cid=89 Iowa Gravestone Photo Project]
 
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*[http://iavanburen.org/CemSurnames/cemeterylist.php List of cemeteries in Van Buren County] at IAGenWeb
 
*[http://iavanburen.org/CemSurnames/cemeterylist.php List of cemeteries in Van Buren County] at IAGenWeb
  
==== Census ====
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====Census====
 
{{Historical populations
 
{{Historical populations
 
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'''''State Census'''''
 
'''''State Census'''''
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*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1803957|Iowa State Census, 1895}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1803957|Iowa State Census, 1895}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|2126961|Iowa State Census, 1905}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|2126961|Iowa State Census, 1905}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1925''' - {{RecordSearch|2224537|Iowa State Census. 1925}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1925''' - {{RecordSearch|2224537|Iowa State Census. 1925}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Church ====
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====Church====
  
 
{{IA Church Intro}}  
 
{{IA Church Intro}}  
 
'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
 
'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394052&reqParentsLabel=Van%20Buren%2C%20Iowa%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
 
  
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints =====
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394052&reqParentsLabel=Van%20Buren%2C%20Iowa%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
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=====The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints=====
  
 
Ward(s) and Branch(s) Records  
 
Ward(s) and Branch(s) Records  
  
*Keosauqua  
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*Keosauqua
 
*Van Buren
 
*Van Buren
  
===== Lutheran =====
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=====Lutheran=====
  
 
*Records of the Zion Lutheran Church, Douds, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
 
*Records of the Zion Lutheran Church, Douds, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
==== Court ====
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====Court====
  
==== Land ====
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====Land====
  
 
{{IA Land Intro}}  
 
{{IA Land Intro}}  
  
==== Local Histories ====
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====Local Histories====
  
 
{{IA History}}  
 
{{IA History}}  
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*'''''Welcome---to the "Land of the Horseshoe Bend" of the Des Moines River at Keosauqua and Van Buren County, Iowa.''''' By Keosauqua Commerical Club. [Keosauqua, Iowa]&nbsp;: Keosauqua Commercial Club, [195-?]. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/394728-welcome-to-the-land-of-the-horseshoe-bend-of-the-des-moines-river-at-keosauqua-and-van-buren-county-iowa?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]; {{WorldCat|864177929|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
 
*'''''Welcome---to the "Land of the Horseshoe Bend" of the Des Moines River at Keosauqua and Van Buren County, Iowa.''''' By Keosauqua Commerical Club. [Keosauqua, Iowa]&nbsp;: Keosauqua Commercial Club, [195-?]. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/394728-welcome-to-the-land-of-the-horseshoe-bend-of-the-des-moines-river-at-keosauqua-and-van-buren-county-iowa?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]; {{WorldCat|864177929|disp=At various libraries(WorldCat)}}.
  
==== Maps ====
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====Maps====
 
{{IA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{IA Van Buren County}}}}
 
{{IA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{IA Van Buren County}}}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Iowa]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/iowa/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Iowa]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394052&reqParentsLabel=Van%20Buren%2C%20Iowa%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394052&reqParentsLabel=Van%20Buren%2C%20Iowa%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
  
==== Migration ====
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====Migration====
  
 
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European settlers included:  
 
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European settlers included:  
  
 
:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in ''Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
 
:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in ''Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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==== Military ====
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====Military====
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*'''1835-1998''' - {{RecordSearch|2515886|Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, ca. 1835-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1835-1998''' - {{RecordSearch|2515886|Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, ca. 1835-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1861-1949''' - {{RecordSearch|2351982|Iowa, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1949}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1861-1949''' - {{RecordSearch|2351982|Iowa, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1949}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1862-1910''' - {{RecordSearch|2821291|Iowa, Records of Persons Subject to Military Duty, 1862-1910}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1862-1910''' - {{RecordSearch|2821291|Iowa, Records of Persons Subject to Military Duty, 1862-1910}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
===== Civil War =====
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=====Civil War=====
 
{{VAciv}}  
 
{{VAciv}}  
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry|2nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company F<br>
 
:- [[2nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry|2nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company F<br>
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company B<br>
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company B<br>
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company G<br>
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company G<br>
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company H<br>
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]], Company H<br>
:- [[5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company H  
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:- [[5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company H
:- [[14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company D  
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:- [[14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company D
:- [[15th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|15th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company K  
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:- [[15th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|15th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company K
:- [[17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company D  
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:- [[17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company D
 
:- [[19th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|19th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company H<br>
 
:- [[19th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|19th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company H<br>
 
:- [[19th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|19th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company I<br>
 
:- [[19th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|19th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company I<br>
 
:- [[30th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|30th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company D
 
:- [[30th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|30th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]], Company D
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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====Naturalization and Citizenship====
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*'''1859-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|3155890|United States, Iowa Naturalization Records, 1859-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1859-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|3155890|United States, Iowa Naturalization Records, 1859-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Newspapers ====
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====Newspapers====
  
 
{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}  
 
{{wikipedia|List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}  
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NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=39 Iowa newspapers] online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
 
NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=39 Iowa newspapers] online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
  
==== Probate ====
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====Obituaries====
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[http://iagenweb.org/boards/vanburen/obituaries/index.cgi IAGenWeb, Van Buren County Obituaries]
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====Probate====
 
''Online Probate Indexes and Records''
 
''Online Probate Indexes and Records''
  
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{{IA Probate Intro|Van Buren}}
 
{{IA Probate Intro|Van Buren}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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====Taxation====
  
 
*'''1934-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|2573700|Iowa, Old Age Tax Assistance Records, 1934-1958}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1934-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|2573700|Iowa, Old Age Tax Assistance Records, 1934-1958}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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{{IA Tax Intro}}
 
{{IA Tax Intro}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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====Vital Records====
  
 
{{IA Vital Intro}}
 
{{IA Vital Intro}}
 
=====Births=====
 
=====Births=====
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*'''1850-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2527591|Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1850-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|2527591|Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1921-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|2849548|Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1921-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|2849548|Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
=====Marriages=====
 
=====Marriages=====
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*'''1518-1996''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=iowa%2cia Iowa, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
 
*'''1518-1996''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=iowa%2cia Iowa, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
 
*'''1809-1992''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30192/iowa-marriages-1809-1992?s=275764761 Iowa, Marriages, 1809-1992] at MyHeritage ($) — index
 
*'''1809-1992''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30192/iowa-marriages-1809-1992?s=275764761 Iowa, Marriages, 1809-1992] at MyHeritage ($) — index
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*'''1838-1934''' - {{RecordSearch|1805551|Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1838-1934''' - {{RecordSearch|1805551|Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
  
===== Death =====
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=====Death=====
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*'''1850-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|1674841|Iowa, Deaths and Burials 1850-1990}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch]
 
*'''1850-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|1674841|Iowa, Deaths and Burials 1850-1990}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch]
 
*'''1880-1992''' - {{RecordSearch|2110820|Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index<br>
 
*'''1880-1992''' - {{RecordSearch|2110820|Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index<br>
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*'''1920-1967''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/61442/ Iowa, Death Records, 1920-1967] at Ancestry.com ($) — index and images
 
*'''1920-1967''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/61442/ Iowa, Death Records, 1920-1967] at Ancestry.com ($) — index and images
  
=== Societies and Libraries ===
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===Societies and Libraries===
  
 
'''Van Buren County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 160<br>Keosauqua, IA 52565<br>[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~iavbcgs/app.htm Website]  
 
'''Van Buren County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 160<br>Keosauqua, IA 52565<br>[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~iavbcgs/app.htm Website]  
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'''Van Buren County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 236<br>Keosauqua, IA 52565<br>Telephone:319-293-9150<br>[http://iavanburen.org/historical_society.htm Website]  
 
'''Van Buren County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 236<br>Keosauqua, IA 52565<br>Telephone:319-293-9150<br>[http://iavanburen.org/historical_society.htm Website]  
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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====Family History Centers====
  
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
  
=== Websites ===
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===Websites===
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/van-buren-county/ Van Buren County, IA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/iowa/van-buren-county/ Van Buren County, IA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/138731752868271/ Iowa Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/138731752868271/ Iowa Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*{{FHL|Iowa|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Iowa|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Van_Buren/ Van Buren County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IA/Van_Buren/ Van Buren County, Iowa Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
*[http://iavanburen.org Van Buren County IAGenWeb Project]  
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*[http://iavanburen.org Van Buren County IAGenWeb Project]
*[http://iowagravestones.org/search.php?cid=89 Van Buren County IA Gravestone Photo Project]  
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*[http://iowagravestones.org/search.php?cid=89 Van Buren County IA Gravestone Photo Project]
 
*[http://iowawpagraves.org/index.php?cid=89 WPA Graves Registration Survey for Van Buren County Iowa]
 
*[http://iowawpagraves.org/index.php?cid=89 WPA Graves Registration Survey for Van Buren County Iowa]
 
*[http://iavanburen.org/genealogy_research.htm Tips for Genealogy Research Visits to Van Buren County Iowa]
 
*[http://iavanburen.org/genealogy_research.htm Tips for Genealogy Research Visits to Van Buren County Iowa]
  
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Guide to Van Buren County, Iowa ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Van Buren County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Van Buren County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Location of Iowa in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 7, 1836
County Seat Keosaugua
Courthouse
Iowa, Van Buren County Courthouse Hill.png


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Martin Van Buren. The County has Keosauqua as its seat and the County was created December 7, 1836. The County is located in the southeast area of the state.[1]

Van Buren County, Iowa Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1880 1837 1880 1837 1837 1837 1847
Statewide registration started for births in July 1880 and for deaths Jan 1891. General compliance by 1924.

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Martin Van Buren

The county is named after President Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) who served as United States Vice President at the time of the county's formation.[3]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1836--Van Buren County was created 7 December 1836 from Des Moines County. County seat:  Keosauqua [4]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Iowa County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Iowa County Boundary Maps" (1816-1872) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[5]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Townships


Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Davis • Henry • Lee • Jefferson • Wapello • Clark County, Missouri • Scotland County, Missouri

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
IAGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
IAGenWeb Archives FamilySearch Places
Tombstone Project
Iowa Gravestone Photo Project
Billion Graves
See Iowa Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850 12,270
1860 17,081 39.2%
1870 17,672 3.5%
1880 17,043 −3.6%
1890 16,253 −4.6%
1900 17,354 6.8%
1910 15,020 −13.4%
1920 14,060 −6.4%
1930 12,603 −10.4%
1940 12,053 −4.4%
1950 11,007 −8.7%
1960 9,778 −11.2%
1970 8,643 −11.6%
1980 8,626 −0.2%
1990 7,676 −11.0%
2000 7,809 1.7%
2010 7,570 −3.1%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

State Census

Church[edit | edit source]

Most church records are held by individual churches. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Iowa Church Records. List of Churches and Church Parishes

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints[edit | edit source]

Ward(s) and Branch(s) Records

  • Keosauqua
  • Van Buren
Lutheran[edit | edit source]
  • Records of the Zion Lutheran Church, Douds, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. They include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Iowa Land and Property for information about early Iowa land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, transactions were usually recorded and housed at the county courthouse.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Van Buren County, Iowa Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Iowa Local Histories.


  • Van Buren county By American Legion. Van Buren County Post (Iowa). Farmington, Ia. : T. L. Keith, 1940. Online at: FamilySearch Digital Library.
  • Van Buren County inventory of historical places. By Van Buren County Bicentennial Committee. [Keosauqua, Iowa?]: Van Buren County Bicentennial Committee, 1977. Online at: FamilySearch Digital Library.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Wapello CountyJefferson CountyHenry CountyDavis CountyLee CountyClark CountyScotland CountyIA VAN BUREN.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Early migration routes to and from Van Buren County, Iowa Genealogy for European settlers included:

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The usage of "Mormon" and "LDS" on this page is approved according to current policy.


Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Van Buren County, Iowa Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Van Buren County, Iowa Genealogy:


- 2nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company F
- 3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company B
- 3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company D
- 3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company G
- 3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry, Company H
- 5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company H
- 14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company D
- 15th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company K
- 17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company D
- 19th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company H
- 19th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company I
- 30th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company D

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives

NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of digitized Iowa newspapers online. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

IAGenWeb, Van Buren County Obituaries

Probate[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Indexes and Records

In most counties in Iowa, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Iowa tax records complement land records and can supplement the years between censuses. Iowa's unique Old Age Assistance tax gives names, addresses and birth years. There may be gaps of several years. For more information, see the wiki page Iowa Taxation.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded by civil officials on registers, certificates, and other documents. Copies or extracts may be purchased from the Iowa Department of Public Health or the County Clerk's office. See also Iowa Vital Records.

Births[edit | edit source]
Marriages[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Van Buren County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 160
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Website

Van Buren County Historical Society
PO Box 236
Keosauqua, IA 52565
Telephone:319-293-9150
Website

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Van Buren, Iowa," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Buren_County,_Iowa."
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Van Buren County, Iowa. Page 230-238 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 222-225.
  3. "Martin Van Buren," Wikipedia.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Van Buren County, Iowa," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Buren_County,_Iowa, accessed 1 Noverber 2019.
  6. National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).