Books about Kossuth County
History of Kossuth County Iowa by Benjamin F. Reed, Vol I and II, S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1913

History of Kossuth County Iowa 1912-1976, Graphic Publishing Co., 1976, (This book continues the history of Benjamin F. Reed published in 1912, copyright 1976 by the Kossuth Co. Bicentennial Commission)

Prairie Heritage - A Pictorial History of Kossuth County, Iowa by Joanne Walker, copyright 1995
Times Remembered, Algona: 1854-2004, Algona Publishing, 2003. This book was published for the Sesquicentennial Celebration. It covers Pioneer Culture, Building Business, Great War, Great Depression, the Population Peak, set on Survival and the Changing Centuries. Indexed, lots of pictures. No ISBN.

Lone Rock Memoir by Gene E. Miller, PublishAmerica, 2008, ISBN

This book tells the story of what it is like to grow up in a rural, small town Iowa in the 1950's and 60's. It is told with humor, seriousness and grace. Lone Rock Memoir will make you smile, chuckle and occasionally will bring a tear to the eye. To its citizens, it was the place to be. Or they would have been someplace else. Which is why some folks stayed, some left, some folks come back for visits and some folks have never returned. But ultimately, as the author explains, there is no place like home. Available at

From Kiel To Kossuth by Gene E. Miller, PublishAmerica, 2006, ISBN

This is the story of a German immigrant, Karl Gustav Ewoldt, who at the turn of the twentieth century, like so many of his fellow countrymen, left Europe for a better life in America. From Kiel to Kossuth follows the journey from his birth in the small northern village of Wisch, Germany, in Schleswig-Holstein, to his trip across the sea to his success as an Iowa farmer. Along the way we meet his family on both sides of the ocean, many of his friends and neighbors and we experience the legacy he left for those who would come after him. Told by his oldest great-grandson, it is a poignant and moving memoir to not only Karl Ewoldt, but the common man, as well. Available at
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