John & Kari Kroshus Family History

Iowa Pioneer Certificate

Kroshus Family Members can apply for an Iowa Pioneer Certificate

Sample CertificateThe Iowa Genealogical Society offers Pioneer Certificates for direct descendants who can prove an ancestors lived in Iowa prior to 1856. The cost is $10.

Instructions and Application

Documentation is required to prove residence and line of descent.  The following documentation can be found on this website:

Proof of residence:  1855 Land Patent

Proof of descent (John's children):

   1860 Census (Oline, Halvor, Mary, Anne)

   1870 Census (Halvor, Mary, Anne, Pauline, Albert)



Check each sibling's section for census records that can be used to verify descent for John's grandchildren. Proofs for succeeding generations may/may not be on the website.


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