While looking for county history sites, I came across the Iowa Ghost towns. I live in Readlyn, Bremer County, Iowa.  

The attached  jpegs are from early plat books and atlases. The images are from them.  

Seigel is listed as the town on the 1895 U.S. Atlas map, and Grove Hill is also from the 1895 atlas.

Grove Hill cemetery is around 4 miles east of Readlyn on Highway 3 and is said to be a remnant of the early site.

I messed up the spelling of Knittel when marking it on the jpeg.  Sorry.  Knittel corner is marked with an X.  The image is from a 1917 plat book --Standard Atlas of Bremer County Iowa, Copyright 1917 by Geo. A. Ogle & Co.-- and doesn't list Knittel, but I know that is where it is.  Until 20 years or so ago, there was still a tavern on the site. Now it is entirely gone and only Finders Auto Repair is on the corner.

Submitted by Dianne Oltrogge


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