Early days in Hancock County, IA, are recalled through colorful tales and factual data in this 51 page booklet, an excerpt from the hard-to-find book: "History of Kossuth, Hancock and Winnebago Counties, Iowa", published by the Union Publishing Company of Springfield, IL, in 1884. This new 8.5" x 11"spiral bound booklet is printed on 60# paper with the front cover protected with a vinyl sheet. Communities currently listed for this county by the National Association of Counties include: Britt, Corwith, Crystal Lake, Forest City (part), Garner (County Seat), Goodell, Kanawha, Klemme, and Woden. The contents include: Early Settlement, with the names of early arrivals, such as Anson Avery, George Nelson, Thomas Magill, Orick Church, and many others; County "firsts," such as first birth, first death, etc.; Exciting, romantic and amusing stories of early days; County Government; ; Courts with names of judges and juries; Names all candidates (losers as well as winners) on county ballots from 1857 to 1882; the Bar of Winnebago County and the Medical Profession (both with many bios); Hancock County in the Civil War, with a list of participants; a history of the 32nd Infantry; National, State and County Representatives (many names, some with bios); Education; Newspapers; Geography and Topography; and other bits of history and trivia.
Hancock County, IA
Sources: History of Kossuth, Hancock and Winnebago Counties, Iowa / Hancock County USA
Authors: Elia W. Peattie
Original Publication Year: 1884
Original Publisher: Union Publishing Company
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