Welcome to Fremont County Iowa Genealogy Research



Cromwell House circa 1900

 My name is Bob Jenkins
and I created this website to provide genealogy
 information and links to genealogy information  to assist people in researching
 their Fremont County Iowa ancestors.

 I would appreciate any contribution that you would like to make  to this site:
 biographies, obituaries, birth, marriage, death info,  grave info, photographs....etc

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   Fremont County Data

 Brief History:

 The present county seat was selected May 10, 1851. Dr. Wm. Dewey was appointed by the commissioners to plat the
 town site, which with the assistance of Henry Way, was finished May 27, 1851, and the sale of lots took place June 30,
 1851, the first lot being sold to Stephen Cromwell. 

 Sidney was laid out in 1851 and was originally to be named  Dayton. 
The land for the Town of Sidney was purchased
 from Milton and Jane Richards in 1851.
The survyeors were boarding with the Richards family.  Richards wife
 suggested they rename the city for her hometown of     Sidney, Ohio.    The town was platted and modeled on the lines
 of the Ohio town.

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