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Our Genealogy Helper for Soldier ...

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 Soldier (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 Soldier. 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 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.

Soldier is located in Monona County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monona County: Crawford, Harrison, Woodbury, Burt (NE) & Thurston (NE).

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

  DirDistance
Monona     (The home county for Soldier)
  Ute   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Moorhead   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Castana   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]<1>
  Turin   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]<1>
  Mapleton   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]<1>
  Blencoe   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]<1>
  Onawa   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]<1>
  Rodney   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Whiting   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
 
Audubon
  Fiscus   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
 
Carroll
  Manning   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Arcadia   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
 
Cherokee
  Washta   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
 
Crawford
  Charter Oak   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]<1>
  Ricketts   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
  Dow City   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]<1>
  Arion   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]<1>
  Buck Grove   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Sunset Village   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Schleswig   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Denison   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Deloit   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Kiron   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Manilla   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Vail   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Boyer   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
 
Harrison
  Dunlap   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]<1>
  Pisgah   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]<1>
  Woodbine   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Little Sioux   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Magnolia   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Mondamin   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Logan   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Modale   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Missouri Valley   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Persia   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  California Junction   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
 
Ida
  Battle Creek   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Ida Grove   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Arthur   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Holstein   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Galva   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
 
Pottawattamie
  Loveland   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Minden   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Neola   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Honey Creek   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
 
Sac
  Odebolt   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Wall Lake   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
 
Shelby
  Earling   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Panama   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Defiance   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Portsmouth   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Westphalia   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Kirkman   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Harlan   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Irwin   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Tennant   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Corley   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Shelby   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
 
Woodbury
  Danbury   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Smithland   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Oto   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Hornick   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Anthon   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Sloan   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Climbing Hill   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Cushing   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Correctionville   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Salix   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Bronson   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Moville   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Pierson   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
 
Burt (NE)
  Decatur (NE)   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]<1>
  Tekamah (NE)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Bertha (NE)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Craig (NE)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Lyons (NE)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Oakland (NE)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
 
Cuming (NE)
  Bancroft (NE)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
 
Thurston (NE)
  Macy (NE)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Rosalie (NE)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Walthill (NE)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Winnebago (NE)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]<1>
 
Washington (NE)
  Herman (NE)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Blair (NE)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  De Soto (NE) - Historic   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Fort Calhoun (NE)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Soldier ...

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 208 newspapers that have been published in the area around Soldier.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Soldier. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Soldier and those printed in the larger area surrounding Soldier.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 42 miles [67.6 km]<1> of Soldier.

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 websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that 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 Soldier:

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 Monona County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Audubon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Carroll County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cherokee County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Crawford County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Harrison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Ida County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pottawattamie County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sac County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Shelby County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Woodbury County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Burt County (NE):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cuming County (NE):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Thurston County (NE):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County (NE):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Monona County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Iowa
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Iowa
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Iowa, for Monona County

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 ...
      Nebraska
      South Dakota

Cemeteries Near Soldier ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Soldier.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]<1>  
  S Soldier Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]<1>  
  NNE Putman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]<1>  
  SSW Spring Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>  
  NE St. Clairce Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>  
  WNW Belvidere Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>  
  WSW Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Willow Twp. Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bisbee Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>  
  SW Preparation Canyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kennebec Cemetery   [Map]     

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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Soldier had a population of 52 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2018, Soldier had a population of 165 people.

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

Moorhead   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the Southwest (SW) from Soldier
 - 1895 population of 35 people (with 205 people in 2018)
 - Moorhead had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ute   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the Northeast (NE) from Soldier
 - Ute had a post office and railroad service
 
Castana   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the Northwest (NW) from Soldier
 - 1895 population of 43 people (with 134 people in 2018)
 - Castana had a post office and railroad service
 
Turin   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Soldier
 - Turin had a post office and railroad service
 
Charter Oak   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Soldier
 - 1895 population of 567 people (with 489 people in 2018)
 - Charter Oak had a post office and railroad service
 
Dunlap   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the Southeast (SE) from Soldier
 - 1895 population of 1,088 people (with 976 people in 2018)
 - Dunlap had a post office and railroad service
 
Mapleton   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the North (N) from Soldier
 - 1895 population of 782 people (with 1,168 people in 2018)
 - Mapleton had a post office and railroad service
 
Kenwood   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the East (E) from Soldier
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Kenwood 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 Soldier. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Soldier in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Soldier ...

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

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 Soldier:

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

We have found Soldier in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Soldier for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Iowa

About Monona County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Soldier. 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- Soldier) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Soldier. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Soldier

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Soldier. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9842, Longitude: -95.7801     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Soldier have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Soldier, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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