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Palo Alto County was established in 1858 from Kossuth. The county seat is Emmetsburg.

1870 Palo Alto Co, IA

REEL NO: M593-415

West Bend Township

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7/7 Comb David S 53 M W Clergyman 700 630 PA
Mary O 39 F W Keeping House PA
Ramsey R 20 M W Farmer 100 PA
William M 9 M W IA
David A 4 M W IA
Martha J 3 F W IA

1895 Palo Alto Co, IA Census

(IAGenWeb State Census Project 1895-IA-paloalto-ellington.txt)

Format: Name Age Sex Marital Status Birth Religion Un-naturalized foreigner Foreign or Native nationality for father Occupation

Ellington Twp

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25/25 Combes Henry 54 M M MO M.E. N Farmer
Martha 43 F M OH M.E. F Keeping House
Berton 20 M M IN M.E. N Farmer
Eva 17 F M IN Christian N Keeping House
Clarence O 17 M S IL M.E. N Farmer
Mable F 15 F S IA M.E. N
Anna 13 F IA NG N
Wm H 10 M IA NG N
Benjamin F 8 M IA NG N
Martha 5 F IA NG N
Mary S 2 F IA NG N

Note: According to 1925 IA State Census (see below), Henry is s/o Isaac & Mary S. STEEL Combs, Martha is d/o Edward & Frances GROVES McKinley.

1900 Palo Alto Co, IA Census

MICROFILM#: T623-452
ED 156

Great Oak

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78 78 Combs Henry Head w m June 1841 39 m 30 MO IN KY Farmer
Martha J Wife w f Feb 1851 49 m 30 11ch 9lv OH Ire OH
Ora Son w m Aug 1878 21 s 12 IL MO OH Farm Laborer
Anna Dau w f June 1881 19 s IA MO OH
William Son w m June 1884 16 s IA MO OH Sch
Frank Son w m July 1887 12 s IA MO OH Sch
Mattie Dau w f May 1889 11 s IA MO OH Sch
Mary Dau w f Aug 1892 7 s IA MO OH Sch
Loretta R Dau w f July 1897 2 s IA MO OH

USGenWeb Census Project

1925 Palo Alto County, Iowa State Census

IAGenWeb State Census Project)

FHL # 1429486 v. 1-24

Cylinder town

10/1 64 Combs Henry m w 84 m o f 1800 1500 1 84 47 A 8 x x MO Combs Issac IN Steel Mary S KY IN Methodist
Martha f w 74 m 2 74 47 A 8 x x OH McKinley Edward Irland Groves Frances OH OH C Methodist

1930 Palo Alto IA Census


Cylinder Town

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Combs Martha Head f w 79 OH

Note: Brief transcription of the 1930 Census (USGenWeb Census Project)

Important: All Records collected for this county may not have been added here as yet. See also the Combs Research List Archives