Welcome!

Click here to visit our SUI 175th Anniversary page for details…
Allow me to introduce myself. I’m Marty Boller – I’m a Hawkeye historian.

I’ve enjoyed all the places I’ve lived over the years, but, as you might surmise by looking through this website, I have only one city that I love.

IOWA CITY.

As a matter of fact, we love it so, in 2020, we moved back here to live amongst the Hawkeyes, finding a nice townhouse that is literally only a few blocks from the house my parents bought back in 1966 when I was a sophomore at City High. So now, enough about me. Allow me to tell you about our website…

1) I love Iowa City and her rich history,

2) My Boller family came to Johnson County, Iowa in 1853,


3) I love collectibles that reflect our rich Iowa heritage, and…


4) I love hearing and telling people’s stories.


Here on our website you will find dozens and dozen of Iowa-related stories. Stories of courageous men and women, some of whom you will be familiar with – many you won’t. Stories of those who have gone before us, many of which had no idea that they were leaving us a powerful legacy. Different people. Different times. Different circumstances. But two common themes – 1) Iowa, and 2) living a life of meaning and purpose.

I invite you to join us in Our Iowa Heritage journey. Read a few posts – get a feel for what we do – sign up for our free blog. We look forward to hearing from you.
WHAT’S NEW @ Our Iowa Heritage? With our site growing larger, it’s important for you, our readers, to be able to easily navigate through our stories. Here’s a current list of NEW posts on our site. Come back regularly to check it out…

Edited & Re-Posted January 23, 2022 – Daniel J. Boller & Barbara Miller.
Five-page set – (1), (2), (3), (4), (5)
Posted January 20, 2022 – Boller Furniture Company – Wayland’s Finest For 45 Years – Generation Two.
Edited & Re-Posted January 16, 2022 – Iowa’s Music Man – Meredith Willson.
Edited & Re-Posted January 13, 2022 – Jacob B. Boller & Catharine Smucker.
Five-page set – (1), (2), (3), (4), (5)
Edited & Re-Posted January 7, 2022 – George F. Boller & Elizabeth Zook.
Six-page set – (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6)
Posted January 3, 2022 – The Boller Furniture Company – Wayland’s Finest For 45 Years – Generation One.
Posted January 1, 2022 – Iowa City Breweries – 1880’s: In Heaven There Is No Beer.
Posted January 1, 2022 – Iowa City Breweries – The Beers That Made Milwaukee Jealous.

Posted December 23, 2021 – Iowa City’s Bell Keeper – Herb Gartzke.
Edited & Re-Posted December 23, 2021 – The Bells of Iowa City.
Posted December 21, 2021 – Iowa City’s Historic Skyscrapers.
Posted December 16, 2021 – Samuel J. Kirkwood – Iowa’s Civil War Governor.
Edited & Re-Posted December 11, 2021 – The Bridges of Iowa City.
Posted December 6, 2021 – Hannah Elizabeth Irish – Iowa City’s Business Entrepreneur.
Posted December 2, 2021 – 40 Turn-of-the-Century Leaders Who Shaped Iowa City.

CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE COMPREHENSIVE LIST…

I invite you, now, into our stories…

Click here for a complete INDEX of Our Iowa Heritage stories…

Click here for a complete INDEX of PEOPLE-PLACES-THINGS…

Click here for a complete INDEX of stories listed CHRONOLOGICALLY…

Click here to read an introduction to Our Boller Family ancestry stories…

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Thank you for journeying with us! May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You!

Marty Boller – your humble host… (on right) visiting my ggg grandfather, George F. Boller, in Goshen, Indiana. His son Jacob B. Boller came to Johnson County, Iowa in 1853 … click here to read more.