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Our Genealogy Helper for Moningers ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Moningers (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Moningers. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Moningers is located in Marshall County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marshall County: Grundy, Hardin, Jasper, Poweshiek, Story & Tama.

Below are the counties that are near Moningers. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Moningers:

Marshall     (The home county for Moningers)
  Albion   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Liscomb   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  LaMoille   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Clemons   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Marshalltown   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Saint Anthony   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  State Center   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Haverhill   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Melbourne   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Ferguson   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Rhodes   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Le Grand   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Laurel   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Irving   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Black Hawk
  Blessing   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Voorhies   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hudson   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Jordan   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Aplington   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Austinville   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Parkersburg   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  New Hartford   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Kesley   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bradford   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Geneva   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Popejoy   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Conrad   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Beaman   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Grundy Center   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Wellsburg   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Holland   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Morrison   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Reinbeck   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Buck Grove   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fern   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dike   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Stout   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Randall   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ellsworth   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Jewell   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Williams   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Blairsburg   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Kamrar   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Stanhope   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Union   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Whitten   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Gifford   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  New Providence   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Eldora   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hubbard   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Steamboat Rock   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Garden City   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Owasa   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Cleves   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Eagle City   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Radcliffe   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Buckeye   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Baxter   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Clyde   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Ira   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Newburg   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mingo   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Kellogg   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Green Castle   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Goddard   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lambs Grove   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Newton   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Oakland Acres   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Valeria   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Colfax   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Elkhart   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mitchellville   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Alleman   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bondurant   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Altoona   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ankeny   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Berwick   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Polk City Junction   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sheridan   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Grinnell   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Malcom   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Brooklyn   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Searsboro   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Zearing   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Colo   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Fernald   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  McCallsburg   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Collins   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Iowa Center   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Nevada   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Maxwell   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Roland   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Shipley   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Story City   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ames   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gladbrook   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Garwin   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Montour   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Toledo   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Tama   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Buckingham   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gladstone   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Traer   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Clutier   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Vining   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Chelsea   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Dysart   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Moningers, see our County-by-County Page for Moningers.

Cemeteries Near Moningers ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Moningers.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Moningers covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Gaer Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Hartland Friends Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hixite Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Albion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethel Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Marietta Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Whitaker Family Burying Ground   [Map]     
  WNW Everist Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Bangor Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Prairieville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Liscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S LaMoille Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Soldier's Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bevins Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clemons Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Bunch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW County Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Riverside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Quinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Whitney Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sacred Hearts Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Center School Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rose Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hauser Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Wilkey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Green Mtn. Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Benson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Illinois Grove Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Moningers ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 212 newspapers that have been published in the area around Moningers.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Moningers, there are papers which were published within 33 miles [53.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Moningers.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Moningers had railroad service and no post office.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Moningers, with the one closest to Moningers listed first.

Marietta   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Moningers
 - 1895 population of 231 people
 - Marietta had a post office and railroad service
Albion   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Moningers
 - 1895 population of 384 people (with 492 people in 2018)
 - Albion had a post office and railroad service
Minerva   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Moningers
 - Minerva had a post office and railroad service
Bromley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Moningers
 - Bromley had a post office and railroad service
LaMoille   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Moningers
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - LaMoille had a post office and railroad service
Liscomb   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Moningers
 - 1895 population of 313 people (with 299 people in 2018)
 - Liscomb had a post office and railroad service
Bangor   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Moningers
 - 1895 population of 65 people
 - Bangor had a post office and no railroad service
Clemons   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Moningers
 - Clemons had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Moningers. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Moningers in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Moningers:

These websites are specific to Iowa:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Iowa to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Marshall County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:     Cyndi's



Black Hawk County:     Cyndi's



Boone County:     Cyndi's



Butler County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Grundy County:     Cyndi's



Hamilton County:     Cyndi's



Hardin County:     Cyndi's



Jasper County:     Cyndi's



Polk County:     Cyndi's



Poweshiek County:     Cyndi's



Story County:     Cyndi's



Tama County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Marshall County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Iowa   Cemetery Wiki for Iowa
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Iowa

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Iowa

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Moningers ...

While our initial data about Moningers came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Moningers in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Moningers.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Moningers:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Moningers. See our Misc Page for Moningers for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Iowa

About Marshall County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Moningers. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Marshall County:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Moningers) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moningers. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1092, Longitude: -93.0344     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moningers have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Moningers, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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