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If you had ancestors that lived in Wellman, Washington County, Iowa or surrounding towns and villages, you might find them mentioned in Isaac’s diaries.  He also mentioned people he met while visiting his married children who lived in other towns in Iowa, as well as Kansas, Colorado and California.

To quickly jump to a year, type the year in the search box, then scroll down to view all the posts for that year.

Isaac spelled surnames and given names differently from post to post.  Try different spellings or just type either the surname or given name to find a person.

When Isaac only used a surname, and I did not know their given name, I often added a Mr. or Mrs.


All rights reserved. The journal entries contained in this blog are part of the I. N. Carr Papers, Ms132, Special Collections, State Historical Society of Iowa, 402 Iowa Avenue, Iowa City, Iowa, 52240-1806, (319) 335-3916. They may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the State Historical Society of Iowa. Please see the “Conditions for Reproduction” on the copyright page for guidance before using the material contained on this site. Information in these posts is taken from Isaac's journals and speeches written between 1861 and 1923. If you had ancestors who lived in Washington County, Iowa, they might be mentioned in Isaac's diary. Try searching for them in the search box, below. Use spelling variations in your search as names were often spelled differently.

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