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Our Genealogy Helper for Olmitz ...

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 Olmitz (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 Olmitz. 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.

Olmitz is located in Lucas County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lucas County: Appanoose, Clarke, Decatur, Marion, Monroe, Warren & Wayne.

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

  DirDistance
Lucas     (The home county for Olmitz)
  Williamson   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Russell   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Chariton   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Lucas   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Derby   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
 
Appanoose
  Walnut City   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Moravia   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Plano   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Mystic   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Brazil   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rathbun   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Numa   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Udell   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Unionville   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cincinnati   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Exline   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Clarke
  Woodburn   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Osceola   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Green Bay - Historic   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Murray   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Davis
  Paris   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Drakesville   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  West Grove   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Decatur
  Le Roy   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Garden Grove   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Weldon   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Van Wert   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Leon   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Jasper
  Monroe   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Vandalia   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Galesburg   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Prairie City   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Reasnor   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Killduff   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sully   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lynnville   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Metz   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Madison
  Saint Charles   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Truro   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bevington   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  East Peru   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Mahaska
  Olivet   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Lakonta   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Leighton   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Evans   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fishville   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Beacon   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Oskaloosa   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  University Park   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Peoria   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cedar   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Keomah Village   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lacey   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Marion
  Columbia   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Newbern   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Melcher-Dallas   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Indiana   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bauer   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Attica   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Marysville   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hamilton   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Pershing   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Knoxville   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bussey   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Monroe
  Melrose   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Lovilia   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Albia   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Polk
  Runnells   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pleasant Hill   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Wapello
  Eddyville   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Blakesburg   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Chillicothe   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Kirkville   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ottumwa   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Warren
  Lacona   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Liberty Center   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Milo   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Sandyville   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ackworth   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hartford   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Indianola   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Palmyra   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  New Virginia   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Saint Marys   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Spring Hill   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Carlisle   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Wayne
  Confidence   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Millerton   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Humeston   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Corydon   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Promise City   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Allerton   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Seymour   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Clio   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lineville   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Mercer (MO)
  South Lineville (MO)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Putnam (MO)
  Powersville (MO)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pearl City (MO)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Olmitz ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Olmitz.

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 Olmitz covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stoneking Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Belinda Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Old Ireland Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Oxford Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Strong Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Foutch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE O'Brien Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Dale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clear Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brownlee Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE La Grange Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Peterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smithfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stotts Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Columbia Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Prather Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Manley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hogeland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gosport Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW County Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Chariton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Douglass Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ragtown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Greenville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Melrose Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Grady Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Edan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Eldorado Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Olive Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Niswender Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Georgetown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Newbern Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Olmitz ...

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 98 newspapers that have been published in the area around Olmitz.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Olmitz, there are papers which were published within 30 miles [48.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Olmitz.

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, Olmitz had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Belinda   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Olmitz
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Belinda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Weller   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Olmitz
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Weller had a post office and no railroad service
 
Columbia   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Olmitz
 - 1895 population of 121 people
 - Columbia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Russell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Olmitz
 - 1895 population of 443 people (with 542 people in 2018)
 - Russell had a post office and railroad service
 
Zero   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Olmitz
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Zero had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cloud   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Olmitz
 - Cloud had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chariton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Olmitz
 - 1895 population of 3,122 people (with 4,172 people in 2018)
 - Chariton had a post office and railroad service
 
Gosport   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Olmitz
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Gosport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Melrose   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Olmitz
 - 1895 population of 366 people (with 108 people in 2018)
 - Melrose had a post office and railroad service

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Olmitz:

These websites are specific to Iowa:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //iowaculture.gov/history/

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 Lucas County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Appanoose County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clarke County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Davis County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Decatur County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jasper County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Madison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mahaska County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monroe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Polk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wapello County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Warren County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wayne County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mercer County (MO):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Putnam County (MO):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Lucas County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Iowa
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Iowa
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   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
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      Missouri

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Olmitz ...

While our initial data about Olmitz came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Olmitz 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 Olmitz.

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 Olmitz:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Iowa

About Lucas County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Olmitz) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Olmitz. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0817, Longitude: -93.1694     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Olmitz 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Olmitz, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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