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See also these surnames: Barthel, Burris, File, Flenner, Nash, Porter, White.

"The Ancestors and Descendents of Carolus (Charles) White and Margareta Van Culen." David E. White, 1995. This book actually contains a number of family histories. Some of these cover almost 200 years of descendents. Those families with much information include: Andrews, Avery, Baccus, Beeman, Bray, Brown, Dodd. Includes Jersey Co., Greene Co., and Macopin Co., IL. DH11

"Biographical History of Pottawattamie County, Iowa." The Lewis Publishing Company, 1891 Biographies of early pioneers who settled in Pottawattamie County, Iowa. Indexed alphabetically by surname. Gives many, many Illinois families who migrated west into Iowa and Nebraska. 712 pages. MSK

"A Compendium of Freemasonry in Illinois." Editor: Warvelle, George W.; Publisher: Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago; 1897. Contains hundreds of biographies of members of the Freemasonry Organization in the State of Illinois in 1896-97. SR2

"A History of the 30th Illinois Veteran Volunteer Regiment of Infantry." Gerald B McDonald - Printed by Sparta News Sparta Illinois 1916. Civil War history. Contains some names of of the 30th Illinois Veteran Volunteer Regiment. Some photo pages. HC

"History of the Thirty-Fourth Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry--Sept.7,1861-July 12,1865." Covers Carroll, Whiteside, Ogle and Lee counties ONLY. Payne W.,Edwin,Sergeant,Co. A,Regimental Historian: Allen Printers,Clinton,Iowa, 1902. This history was written for a reunion of the 34th. It was compliled from diaries,war reports, letters and the memories of the men who were the 34th. 370 pages, including some photos. MGB

"A History of the Norwegians of Illinois." Contains hundreds of biographies on Norwegians (and those of Norwegian ancestry) living in Illinois in the early 1900's. SR2

"Illinois Lives." A biographical dictionary of prominent Illinoisans. The \ Aristocracy of Achievement. Library of congress number 74-103561. Published by: Historical Record Association, Hopkinsville, Kentucky 1969. Written and Prepared under the supervision of Cylde C. Walton, A.B, M.A., Litt.D. K28

"Landrus, Williams, Forbes Family History." Freda Landrus Misenheimer, no publisher, August 15, 1958. Contains information on Ammerman, Beals, Bount, Brown, Cathey, Farr, Ferguson, Forbes, Fuller, Gallup, Gentry, Greeson, Landrus (Landers, Landres), Parr, Parsons, Schee, Smith, Sparks, White, and Williams surnames. Volume one produced in 1958 by a Landrus decendant. Some source information is listed in the text, however some information listed does not have a source identifying where/how the information was proven. FB

"Martin Eberle Family History." Susan A. Schlosser. This is the Martin Eberle (ca1498) Family History whose origins are Liechtenstein. The immigrating families were Thoms, Johann, and Remigius and they went to Freeport, Illinois. I can search the contents for any Eberle surname with approx. date of birth and location of birth. SS

"The Sloopers..Their Ancestry and Posterity." J. Hart Rosdail Photo Press Inc. Broadview, Il. 1961. "The story of the people on the Norwegian Mayflower-The Sloop, 'Restoration.'" A comprehensive history of the 52 "sloopers" who arrived in New York in 1825 thus becoming the first Norwegians of the modern era to immigrate to America. The book contains lengthy family histories with genealogies dating back to the 14th. century, several thousand names and addresses of "slooper" descendants, plus a wealth of other important historical information relating to those who ìpaved the wayî for all later day Norwegian immigrants. (668 pages) Published in cooperation with the Norwegian Slooper Society of America. This book is focused on the 52 Norwegians who immigrated to America in 1825 and settled in upstate New York and then the Fox River Valley in Illinois. It contains several thousand names w/addresses of descendants of those first Norwegians. Since the book was published in 1961, all individuals listed are from the the 40's and 50's. JK3

Adams Co.

"The History of Adams County, Illinois." no author listed; pub. Murray, Williamson & Phelps, 85 Washington St., Chicago, 1879. Most useful feature is the biographical sketches of most citizens in all Adams Co. communities. Further information from the title page: "Containing a History of the County - Its Cities, Towns, etc. A Biographical Directory of its Citizens, War Record of its Volunteers in the Late Rebellion; General and Local Statistics. Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men. History of the Northwest, History of Illinois, Map of Adams County, Constitutuion of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, etc., etc. TP5

Bond Co.

"Robinson Cemetery, Bond County, Illinois." Bond County Genealogical Society. Indexed by names. List names, dates of birth & death of people buried in Robinson Cemetery. Also has Obituaries from the Greenville Advocate. N8

"The Story of Early Pocahontas & Sugg Cemetery." Sugg Cemetery Board of Trustees. N8

Bureau Co.

"The Thunderbolt 1922 LaMoille Community High School yearbook." Published by the Class of 1922. This yearbook also list the names of the Alumni starting in 1889 thru 1921. P17

Calhoun Co.

"History of Calhoun County." George W. Carpenter, pub. Goerge W. Carpenter, 1934. History of Calhoun County, IL without an index. I would be very willing to search for researchers with fairly specific questions. JAF

"Portrait Biographical Album of Pike and Calhoun Counties, Illinois." Biographical Publishing Company. Chicago, IL. LHZ

Carroll Co.

"Cemetery Records for:
Lanark Cemetery, Rock Creek Twp.
Oak Hill Cemetery, Mt. Carroll
South Elkhorn Cemetery, Elkhorn Twp.
Arnold's Grove Cemetery, Freedom Twp.
Chambers-Franks Cemetery, Lima Twp.
Cherry Grove Brethren Cemetery, Cherry Grove Twp.
Brookville Lutheran Cemetery, Lima Twp.
Schreiner Cemetery, Lima Twp.
Bethel Cemetery, Wysox Twp.
Brethren Dunkard Cemetery, Shannon Twp." RC5

"History of Carroll Co., IL." by H. F. Kett & Co., Chicago, IL, 1878. RC5

"Prairie Farmer's Reliable Directory of Farmers and Breeders of Carroll Co., Illinois" by Prairie Farmer, Chicago, IL, 1917. RC5

Clark Co.

"History of Crawford and Clark Counties, Illinois." William Henry Perrin, ed., O.L. Basking & Co. Historical Publishers, 1883. NN

"Prairie Farmers Reliable Directory of Farmers and Breeders, Crawford & Clark Co's, IL." Prairie Farmers Publishing, 1917. Includes name, wife's maiden name, names of children & if at home, name of farm, post office, township & section, whether tenant or owner, number of acres, owners name and year moved to county. JB11

Clinton Co.

"1881 History of Marion & Clinton Co., Ill." Brink, McDonough & Co., 1881. DC7

Coles Co.

"1840 Coles County Illinois Census." Coles County, Illinois Genealogical Society, 1976. Lookups in 1840 census book. Please be specific in requests. Also be sure to use subject line with Genealogy Lookup in it or the junk email filter may prohibit your request from be filled. K11

"1850 Coles County Illinois Census." Coles County, Illinois Genealogical Society, 1976. Lookups in 1850 census book. Please be specific in requests. Also be sure to use subject line with Genealogy Lookup in it or the junk email filter may prohibit your request from be filled. K11

"1860 Coles County Illinois Census." Coles County, Illinois Genealogical Society, 1976. Lookups in 1860 census book. Please be specific in requests. Also be sure to use subject line with Genealogy Lookup in it or the junk email filter may prohibit your request from be filled. K11

"1870 Coles County Illinois Census." Coles County, Illinois Genealogical Society, 1976. Lookups in 1870 census book. Please be specific in requests. Also be sure to use subject line with Genealogy Lookup in it or the junk email filter may prohibit your request from be filled. K11

"Around the Square." Nancy Easter Shick & Bonnie Clark. EasterChick Publishing, August, 1999. Extensive profiles of many people and business from Charleston, Illinois past. JE

"Ashmore Illinois 200 years of History." Ashmore Historical Society, 2002. Provides a great overview of the history of Ashmore illinois with many family histories. Note the book is not indexed so please be as specific as possible. JE

"Cemeteries of Lafayette, Paradise & Pleasant Grove Townships, Coles County Illinois." Coles County, Illinois Geneological Society, 1984. There is not a surname index to this book so please give me as much information. The book contains both birth and death dates for all marked graves in three township through the early 1980's. NOT INDEXED. JE

"History of Coles County 1876-1976." Coles County, Illinois. The Charleston/Mattoon Bicentennial Commissions, 1976. JE

"History of Coles County 1879." Unigraphic 1966. This is a reprint of the 1879 History of Coles County Illinois. There are a variety of biographical sketches and tax lists for Coles county. JE

"Portrait and Biographical Album Coles County IL." Chapman Brothers 1887. This book is filled with fantastic biographies and photos of early Coles County citizens. JE

"Prairie Sleeps Volume 3 Charleston and Hutton townships." Charleston Illinois Geneologicall Society 1994. Cemetery records for all cemeterys in Charleston and Hutton townships in Coles County Illinois. I also have the other two volumes of Coles County cemetery records I will be happy to do look ups in. This book has no index - the individual cemetery listings are alphabetical, so the more information you can provide in terms of a starting point, the better. JE

Cook Co.

"1909 Syllabus of Northwestern University." Northwestern University Yearbook. Does not have an index, but will look for people and/or organizations. PC6

"The Book of Chicagoans. A Biographical Dictionary of Leading LIVING men of the City of Chicago " Edited by Albert Nelson Marquis, A. N. Marquis & Company, 1911. Full biographics including date and place of birth, parents, wife including maiden name, children, education, work history, organizations joined, political affiliation, religion, and addresses of work and home. These men were alive and prosperous in 1911. 746 pages. ER3

"The Book of Chicagoans. A Biographical Dictionary of Leading LIVING men of the City of Chicago " Edited by Albert Nelson Marquis, A. N. Marquis & Company, 1917. Full biographics including date and place of birth, parents, wife including maiden name, children, education, work history, organizations joined, political affiliation, religion, and addresses of work and home. These men were alive and prosperous in 1917. M36

"Chicago & Cook County, A Guide to Research." Loretto Dennis Szuchs, 1996. Research guide for genealogy in the Chicago area. M36

"Chicago from the Air." G. Peroncini, M. Colombo and A. Attini, 2002. Pictorial and historical information on Chicago. "Chicago, a Pictorial History." Herman Kogan and Lloyd Wendt. New York: E. P. Dutton and Co., Inc., 1958. Chicago Suburban Telephone Directories: 1930. M36

Chicago Suburban Telephone Directories: 1955. M36

Chicago Telephone Directories: 1914. M36

Chicago Telephone Directories: 1930. M36

Chicago Telephone Directories: 1937. M36

Chicago Telephone Directories: 1941. M36

Chicago Telephone Directories: 1951. M36

Chicago Telephone Directories: 1956. M36

"Chicago Today." From the 1930's. M36

Evanston (IL) Telephone Directory, 1926. M36

"Fodor's City Guide to Chicago." 2nd edition. M36

"Holy Family Parish: Priests and People." Bro. Thomas Mulkerins, Universal Press, 1923. Only published history of this important Chicago westside Catholic parish contains numerous biographies and some portraits of members of the parish. In the 1880's it was the largest Roman Catholic parish in the midwestern U.S. I have compiled an index to family names. TC4

"The Lakeside Annual Directory of the City of Chicago. 1883." Thomas Hutchinson, Compiler, The Chicago Directory Co., Lakeside Bldg, Clark & Adams Sts.
1) Commercial advertisements ca. 1883;
2) A brief history and summary of 1883 Chicago;
3) "Miscellaneous Information" to include City & County functionaries and depts, banks, churches, etc.;
4) An alphabetic list of citizens of Chicago; and
5) An alphabetic list of businesses. M36

"Lost Chicago." David Garrard Lowe. Published by Watson-Guptill, 2000. Pictorial history of Chicago architecture. M36

"The McCormick Annual McCormick Theological Seminary." 1911 Senior class members list date born, High school, college, and pictures.Names for other classes are in alphabetical order and a group picture with no names associated. PC6

"Park Ridge and Des Plaines 1930-1931 City Directories." TAM

"Polk's Chicago Streets & Avenue Guide, 1928-1929." (aka the Criss-Cross Directory). Polk Company. This is a city directory that's organized by addresses rather than occupants. Can also be found on-line. M36

"The Viking 1938." Roald Amundsen High School, Chicago, Illinois year book. Mary Ann Gilster, Editor, published by the School, Chicago, Illinois, 1938. Students, faculty and activities of 1938 graduates and underclassmen. D17

"Von Steuben High School, Chicago, Illinois year book 1940." Lauretta Feder, Charlotte Dolinko, editors in chief, published by the School, Chicago, Illinois, 1940. Students, faculty and activities of 1940 graduates and underclassmen. D17

"Who's Who in Chicago and Illinois, 1945." The A.N. Marquis Co., Chicago, 1945. Short Biographical descriptions of citizens of Illinois in 1945. Generally contains birth date and location, parents, education, accomplishments. KJ1

Crawford Co.

"History of Crawford and Clark Counties, Illinois." William Henry Perrin, ed., O.L. Basking & Co. Historical Publishers, 1883. NN

"Prairie Farmers Reliable Directory of Farmers and Breeders, Crawford & Clark Co's, IL." Prairie Farmers Publishing, 1917. Includes name, wife's maiden name, names of children & if at home, name of farm, post office, township & section, whether tenant or owner, number of acres, owners name and year moved to county. JB11

Cumberland Co.

"1850 Cumberland County, Illinois Census." Decatur Genealogical Society, 1986. Lookups in the 1850 Cumberland County, Illinois census books. Please be specific in requests. Also be sure to use subject line with Genealogy Lookup in it or the junk email filter may prohibit your request from be filled. K11

"1870 Cumberland County, Illinois Census." Decatur Genealogical Society, 1986. Lookups in the 1870 Cumberland County, Illinois census books. Please be specific in requests. Also be sure to use subject line with Genealogy Lookup in it or the junk email filter may prohibit your request from be filled. K11

"Cemeteries of Cumberland County, Illinois." Cumberland County Historical Soceity, 1995, 2nd edition 2000. Lookups for all cemeteries in Cumberland County, Illinois. Please be specific in requests. Also be sure to use subject line with Genealogy Lookup in it or the junk email filter may prohibit your request from be filled. K11

"The Prairie Sleeps, Vols I - IV." Coles County, Illinois Genealogical Soceity, 1985. Lookups in published books for Coles County, Illinois. Please be specific in requests. Also be sure to use subject line with Genealogy Lookup in it or the junk email filter may prohibit your request from be filled. K11

DuPage Co.

See also under Fischer surname.

"Hinsdale's Historic Homes and the People Who Lived in Them, Volumes 1 & 2." Mary Sterling, Sterling Books, LTD., 1997. History of specific historic homes in Hinsdale IL (most circa 1870 or later). Where possible, all owners of the homes are listed, and the years of their ownership. Index of family names is also included in each volume. Each volume has approximately 60 homes listed. Village of Hinsdale only, no other DuPage County properties listed. BB7

Edwards Co.

"1820 Census records for Edwards Co., IL." DCB

"1830 Census records for Edwards Co., IL." DCB

"1840 Census records for Edwards Co., IL." DCB

"1850 Census records for Edwards Co., IL." DCB

"1860 Census records for Edwards Co., IL." DCB

"1870 Census records for Edwards Co., IL." DCB

"1880 Census records for Edwards Co., IL." DCB

"Edwards Co Early Marriages 1815-1844." DCB

"Edwards County Illinois Past and Present 1814 - 1980." DCB

"History of Edwards County IL Vols 1&2." 1993. The two history volumes contain information about the beginning of the county, founding of the settlements, submitted family histories, photographs of individuals, early businesses, and the communities. Cemetery location maps and 1907 maps of landowner locations. DCB

Index to Adoption Records. DCB

Index to Guardianship files. DCB

Personally created cemetery database of gravesites with 11,000 listings. DCB

Fayette Co.

"Fayette Co.,IL Marriage Record 1878-1897." Fayette Co., Genealogical Society. JSK

"History of Fayette Co., Ill." Brink, McDonough & Co. , 1878. DC7

Ford Co.

"Portrait and Biographical Record of Ford County, Illinois." Anonymous, Lake City Publishing Co., 1892. Biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of Ford County, Ill. 812 pages. Though many are "prominent," most are everyday citizens of the county. Entries typically include information on birth, education, marriage, children, religion, politics, and employment of the subject and his family. K5

Franklin Co.

I have an extensive library for Franklin County, IL.
Census records: 1820-1830-1840-1850-1860-1870-1880.
Marriage records: 1845-1893
Land Records, Deeds, Probates, Divorce Records, Military Records, Birth, Death, County Histories, Cemeteriy Inventories, Obituaries, and many family genealogies. SSC

"The Webb Family of Franklin County, IL." SSC

Fulton Co.

"History of Fulton County, Illinois." Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Peoria, Illinois 1879. This is a wonderful resource. It contains biographical sketches of lots of early Fulton County settlers and has lists of GAR soldiers (including enlistment, muster-out or death dates; rank, company, etc.). It even reports on what each regiment did during the war. The 1879 printing did not have an index, but I went to a lot of trouble to obtain the index from the 1975 reprint published by the Fulton County Historical and Genealogical Society. JBCH

"Prairie Farmer's Reliable Directory of Farmers and Breeders of Fulton County Illinois." Prairie Farmer Publishing Co, 1917. MJW2

Hamilton Co.

"Census Records 1840-1870; Marriage Records 1821-1870." SSC

"Obituaries 1858-1992; Original Land Records." SSC

Hardin Co.

"Cemetery Compilation of Hardin Co., IL through Dec 31, 1999." Hardin Co. Historical Society, April 2000. Alpha index of all the cemeteries in Hardin County Illinois to 31 Dec 1999. M38

Henderson Co.

"Prairie Farmer's Directory of Warren, Henderson counties Illinois." compiled and published by Prairie Farmer Publishing Co.,1918. Lists name of all farmers in Warren and Henderson co. Includes name of wife with maiden name, names of children and if they are still living at home, whether owner or tenant, section #, township, # of acres and year they became residents of the county. Also has listing of car and tractor owners and make of machine. BN2

Henry Co.

"The History of Henry County, Illinois, Its Tax-Payers and Voters;" H. F. Kett & Co., 15 Lakeside Building, Chicago. 1877. Reprinted by the Henry Co., Illinois Historical Society, December 1980. Biographical Directory; A condensed History of the State; Map of the County; A business directory; an abstract of every-day laws; war record of Henry Co.; officers of Societies, Lodges, etc. BJW

Iroquois Co.

"1850 U.S. Federal Census Iroquois County, Illinois." Published by Iroquois County Genealogical Society Watseka,Illinois 1979. JT1

"1855 Iroquois County,Illinois State Census." Iroquois County Genealogical Society. JT1

"The History of the Early Settlement of Chebanse Township." Joseph Haigh, Chebanse Herald, Herald Book and Job Print, 1884, reprinted by The Iroquois County Genealogical Society, Watseka, IL 1976. Partially Indexed. LR

"History of Iroquois County, Illinois." H.W.Beckwith, Chicago:H.H.Hill and Co. Pub. 1880. History of Iroquois County, together with Historical Notes on the Northwest, from early correspondence, and other authentic sources. Many names indexed with biographical info. JT1

"Iroquois County Cemetery Project: Ridgeland Township Cemetery." 2004. Iroquois County Genealogical Society. Contains a cemetery reading for the Ridgeland Township/Thawville Cemetery in Iroquois County, Illinois. "Iroquois County Cemetery Project, Stockland Twp. Cemeteries, Sugar Creek Chapel Cemetery." Copyright 1995 by The Iroquois County Genealogical Society. JT1

Jackson Co.

"Cemeteries of Jackson County, Illinois Volume II: Carbondale Township." Jackson County Historical Society. DS4

"Cemeteries of Jackson County, Illinois: Supplement to Vol. II Carbondale Township." Jackson County Historical Society. DS4

Jasper Co.

"1850 Census of Jasper Co., IL & 1835 & 1840 State Census of Jasper Co.,IL." Compiled by Patty Huston. JSK

Kane Co.

"Kane County, Illinois Early Families 1833-1885." Elgin Genealogical Society; 1991. The goal of "Early Families" was to set forth essential genealogical data of our Kane County pioneers. The book is strictly based upon the materials that were submitted by applicants to the Kane County Pioneer Certificate Program which was sponsered by the Elgin Genealogical Society. MC2

"Plat Book of Kane County, Illinois." WW Hixson and Company, Publisher (undated after 1925). Full County map and 15 township maps with property owners of farm parcels. No city lots shown. Also 15 pages or so of advertising by local merchants. Book was sponsored by the Kane County Farm Bureau. S3

Kankakee Co.

"Polk's Kankakee City Directory for 1944." R.L. Polk & Co. Pub. 1944. 1944 City directory for Kankakee county including Bradley, Bourbonnais, Aroma Park, Bonfield, Buckinham, Essex, Grant Park, Herscher, Irwin, Manteno, Momence, St. Anne and Wichert, Illinois. AL2

Lake Co.

"Waukegan High School Yearbook 1913." Waukegan High School, Lake County, Illinois, 1913. Also contains advertisements from local businesses. RKM

La Salle Co.

"Biographical and Genealogical Record of La Salle County Illinois." no author (Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1900). Biographical sketches of prominent (and not-so-prominent) citizens of La Salle County. This book is can be searched and/or downloaded freely at Google Books: Vol. 1, Vol. 2.

"History of La Salle County Illinois." Elmer Baldwin (Chicago: Rand McNally & Co., 1877). The subtitle, A Sketch of the Pioneer Settlers of each Town to 1840, pretty well describes this book. This book is can be searched and/or downloaded freely at Google Books.

"Past and Present of La Salle County, Illinois." no author (Chicago: H. F. Kett & Co., 1877). History of the county and each individual township. The biographical information is more like a county directory - most entries are only one line, although some are longer and have some family information. This book is can be searched and/or downloaded freely at Google Books.

"Streator-Grand Ridge Telephone Directory, 1947." Illinois Telephone Company, 1947. Business and Individual Listings. TM2

Lawrence Co.

"175th Anniversary Commenorative Edition - 1821-1996." Lawrence County Historical Society. Has many family profiles. SKD

Lee Co.

"Biographies Of The Citizens Of Lee County Illinois" ("Through the Years") Compiled By The Lee County Genealogical Society. Copyright 2000. This book is an extensive collection of biographical submissions from citizens in or from Lee County, IL. Time period covered is from the 18th century up to recent times. In addition to the general biographies, sections include Children's Biographies, Histories, Stories, Schools, and a Resource Guide. 680 pages divided into alphabetical sections. All surnames index. KGD

Macoupin Co.

"Staunton in Illinois." Kilduff, Mary D. Privately published, 1988. A history of the city of Staunton, Illinois, its people and industries. DM4

Madison Co.

"The Alton Telegraph", Alton, Madison County, Illinois. 1843 & 1844 Newspaper Articles. Transcribed by Kimberly Nappier. Includes: Administrative notices, obituaries, marriage, divorces, legal notices, business advertisement, elections and miscellaneous notices. N8

"History of Madison County Illinois with illustrations 1682 to 1882." Published by W. R. Brink and Co. Edwardsville Ill. A Reproduction by Walsworth Publishing Company through the sponsorship of the Madison County Historical Society. This book contains many names events descriptions accounts and firsts of Madison County Illinois. it includes city and township histories, the common schools, the first press, the first churchs, the first courts, the first roads, and descriptions of what life was like. LS1

"Illustrated Encyclopedia of Madison County Illinois 1873," St. Louis Democrat Lithograph Company. Contains names dates of first people and families who came to Madison county Illinois: origins, biographys, births, deaths. Sketches of first homes, businesses, who lived there, who started and ran first businesses. Description of land and life in Illinois, some notes and dates are earlier than 1873. Some out takes of census. Maps and plats of Madison county - who lived where and next to whom. LS1

Marion Co.

"1881 History of Marion & Clinton Co., Ill." Brink, McDonough & Co., 1881. DC7

"Marion Co. Ill Cemetery Inscriptions, Book 1 and 2." Marion Co. Historical Society 1997. Includes the following townships: Patoka, Foster, Carrigan, Tonti, Kinmundy, Meacham, Alam and Omega. DC7

Mason Co.

"Portrait & Biographical Record of Tazewell & Mason Counties, IL 1894." Biographical Publishing Co. 1894. BD

McDonough Co.

One of our lookup volunteers has transcribed the 1850 McDonough Co. census, and it is available for download at: ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/census/il/mcdonough/1850. Thank you Terry!

"1900 Federal Census--McDonough Co- Blandinsville Township." A surname index to this census is posted at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~champaign/books/library/illinois/blandin.htm - please check it before making a lookup request. SJK

"1900 Federal Census--McDonough Co- Emmet Townships." A surname index to this census is posted at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~champaign/books/library/illinois/emmet.htm - please check it before making a lookup request. SJK

"Glade City Cemetery." McDonough County Historical Society. SJK

"Larkin Cemetery, Walnut Grove Twp." Transcribed by Sandi Koscak, and posted on her website at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~champaign/books/library/illinois/larkin.htm. SJK

"McDonough Co Marriages 1855-1871." SJK

"McDonough County, Illinois Will Book I Abstracts 1834-1857, Pages 1 thru 193." McDonough County Genealogical Society. Contains first 193 pages (out of 590) of Will Book I. Abstracts list Page Number, Deceased's Name, sometimes Location and Occupation, Date of Will, Probate Date, Witnesses Names, and Heirs. Each will varies greatly as far as depth of information. A transcription of the Will Book is available at this website: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~champaign/books/library/illinois/wills.htm. SJK

"OLD MACOMB CEMETERY," Macomb, Illinois. McDonough Co Historical Society, complied by Marge Harris, 1984. An index of bios to "Old Macomb Cemetery" is posted at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~evilsizer/McDonough/macomb.htm. Please check this page before making a lookup request. SJK

"Prairie Farmer's Reliable Directory of Farmers and Breeders of McDonough County Illinois." Prairie Farmer Publishing Co, 1917. MJW2

McHenry Co.

"Biographical Directory of the Tax-payers & Voters of McHenry County (IL), 1877." M36

"U.S. Census Index 1860 and Census Index 1870 for McHenry County." McHenry County Genealogical Society. TK

McLean Co.

"Biographical History Illustrated McLean County, Ill." The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co. 1899. 830 pages of biographical sketches and pictures of persons living in the county. The index lists about 450 persons with individual sketches and pictures for some. M4

Menard Co.

"1850 Menard Co. IL Census." by Weaver Publishing. AS1

"Some Interesting Menard County Homes." Matilda Johnson Plews, The Petersburg Observer Co., 1990. This is a descriptive index of homes in Menard County, Illinois. The resource includes photographs of each house and brief autobiographical sketches of owners of homes. Updated 1990 edition. Includes about 50 homes- some with historical significance, such as Edgar Lee Masters childhood home, located in Petersburg, Illinois. RG1

Montgomery Co.

"Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Montgomery County." Edited by, Newton Bateman, LL.D. and Paul Selby, A.M. Publisher Chicago Munsell Publishing Company Publishers 1918. Has an outline map of the county, in color. Has some PORTRAITS and BIOGRAHHIES. contains 39 chapters. A chapter on Military History with names. A chapter on Indian History of that area. JSK

"Montgomery County Illinois 1860 Census and Mortality Schedule." Compiled by Montgomery County Genealogical Society. JSK

"Montgomery County Illinois Marriage Records 1821-1850." Montgomery County Genealogical Society. JSK

"Montgomery County Illinois Marrriage Records 1851-1870." Montgomery County Genealogical Society. JSK

"Montgomery County Illinois Marriage Records 1871-1880." Montgomery county Genealogical Society. JSK

Morgan Co.

"The Crimson J Senior Class of Jacksonville High School, 1918." This yearbook contains individual photographs of seniors and class photos of all others, as well as photos of clubs and sports teams. It also includes photos of instructors and poetry/jokes/memoirs, etc. L7

"History of Morgan County, Illinois Its Past and Present." Original Publisher: Donnelley, Loyd & Co., Chicago 1878; reproduced under the sponsorship of the Jacksonville Area Genealogical and Historical Society and published by UNIGRAPHIC, INC., 1401 North Fares Avenue, Evansville, Indiana 47711 in 1978 "A History of the County; Its Cities, Towns, Etc.; A Biographical Directory of its Citizens; War Record of its Volunteers in the Late Rebellion; Portraits of its Early Settlers and Prominent Men; General and Local Statistics; History of the Northwest; History of Illinois; Constitution of the United States; Map of Morgan County; Miscellaneous Matters, Etc., Etc." J9

Moultrie Co.

"Moultrie County, Illinois Cemetery Inscriptions Vol II." Moultrie County Historical Soceity, Decatur Genealogical Society, 1971. Lookups for Moultrie County, Illinois cemeteries included in Vol II only. Includes Branch Side, French, Ginn or Ellis, Selby, Liberty, Otto Farm, Pea, Thomason (Cook), Taylor or Hudson, The first Waggoner Cemetery, Wright, Yarnell and Turner Cemeteries. Please be specific in requests. Also be sure to use subject line with Genealogy Lookup in it or the junk email filter may prohibit your request from be filled. K11

Ogle Co.

See also under the Shilling/Schelling surname.

"Bicentennial HISTORY of OGLE COUNTY, 1976." Ogle County American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, Ogle County Board, Ogle County, IL. 1976. KGD

"Biographical Record of Ogle Co., Illinois." by S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, 1899. RC5

"Canada Settlement - Ogle Co., Illinois 1838-1839." by Tri-County Press, Polo, IL, 1939. RC5

"The First 100 Years, Leaf River, Illinois." by Leaf River Centennial Committee, 1982. RC5

"History of Ogle Co., Illinois." by H. F. Kett & Co., Chicago, IL, 1878. RC5

"History of Ogle Co., Illinois." by Munsell Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, 1909. RC5

"Leaf River Township, Ogle Co., IL 1850 and 1860 Census Records." RC5

"Mt. Morris: Past and Present." by Harry G. Kable, 2nd Edition, 1938. RC5

"Prairie Farmer's Reliable Directory of Farmers and Breeders of Ogle Co., Illinois." by Prairie Farmer, Chicago, IL, 1917. RC5

"Pine Creek - People - Places - Times" by Wanda Sheely Wiggins, 2002. RC5

"Portrait and Biographical Album of Ogle Co., Illinois." by Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL, 1886. RC5

Records for all Ogle Co. cemeteries, including Leaf River, Forreston, Maryland, Byron, Lincoln, Brookville, Rockvale, Mt. Morris, Pine Creek, and Buffalo Townships. RC5

Peoria Co.

"1860 Census, Peoria County, Illinois, Princeville Township." Peoria County Genealogical Society, 1996. GH2

"1870 Census, Peoria County, Illinois, Princeville Township." Peoria County Genealogical Society, 1996. GH2

"Princeville Township Cemeteries." Peoria County Genealogical Society, 1995, published by them. List of names buried in Princeville, Peoria County Cemetery. GH2

Perry Co.

"Bicentennial Plat Book of Perry County, IL 1853." Compiled by Genevieve Rainey, Sept 1975. EN

"Perry County, Illinois 1870 Census." By Inez Bost Eisenhauer - Perry County Historical Society. EN

"Perry County, Illinois 1900 Census." By Inez Bost Eisenhauer - Perry County Historical Society. EN

"Perry County Cemeteries Vol 1, twps 4-1, 4-2, 4-3 & 4-4." Compiled by Lance Feik - Perry County Historical Society. EN

"Perry County Cemeteries twp 5-3 & Pinckneyville." Compiled by Lance Feik. Cemeteries in and around Pinckneyville. EN

"Perry County Cemeteries Vol 3." twps 5-4,6-1,6-2,6-3 & 6-4, compiled by Lance Feik - Perry County Historical Society. EN

"Perry County Illinois Marriage Records 1868-1896." EN

"Perry County Real Estate Tax List 1890." By Donna Timpner Vuichard and Inez Bost Eisenhauer - Perry County Historical Society. EN

Pike Co.

"nuggets from '49" (An Account of Pike County Men in the Gold Rush). Condensed from the Diary of James M. Daigh by Owen Hannant Names mentioned: Phillips, Whitaker, Chenoweth, Harryman, Barker, Aiken, Metz, Winegar, Powell, Blair, Brisco, Porter, Conklin, Vertrees, Griswold, Allen, Ross, Burgesser, Bradbury, Beatty, Dennis, Neel, Brown, Roe, Farrand and others. SW6

"Portrait Biographical Album of Pike and Calhoun Counties, Illinois." Biographical Publishing Company. Chicago, IL. LHZ

Pope Co.

"Early Pioneer Gravestones of Pope County, Illinois." Michael J McNerney & Herb Meyer, American Kestrel Books, 1994. Brief history of Pope county, effigy gravestones of early settlers in 8 cemeteries, family histories of 12 families. PHW

"Pope County, Illinois Early Census Records 1818 - 1859." Ricky T Allen, self published, 1995. 1818 Head of House with age categories, 1820 Head of House with age categories, 1830 Head of House with age categories, 1840 Head of House with age categories, 1850 Mortality Index, 1850 All members in household with age and birth state, author has included wife's maiden name in 1850 when known. PHW

Richland Co.

"Early Marriages of Richland County, Illinois 1840-1899," Vol. I. Lola B. Taylor, Taylor Print Shop, 1970. Information on marriages that were published in old newspaper files, which lists bride, groom, date and official performing the ceremony. Many of these marriages were couples from Clay, Lawrence, Jasper and a few of the other surrounding counties. Richland County was formed from them in 1841. V6

St. Clair Co.

"Centennial History of McKendree College 1928." McKendree College, 1928. History and biographies relating to this small Methodist college. HH1

Index to Probated and Non-probated Wills 1772-1964.
Concordia UCC, Stookey Township, Burials from 1851-1986
Concordia UCC, Stookey Township, Baptisms from 1851-1985
Concordia UCC, Stookey Township, Marriages from 1851-1985
Concordia UCC, Stookey Township, Confirmations from 1852-1971 Trinity UCC, Marriages from 1848-1911 Trinity UCC, Family Register from 1848-1959 Trinity UCC, Burials from 1849-1927 Trinity UCC, Deaths from 1878-1983 Zion UCC, Baptisms from 1843-1845 Zion UCC, Marriages from 1836-1865 Zion UCC, Family Register from 1836-1846 BV

Sangamon Co.

See also Foster family.

"1835 Tax List Sangamon County, Illinois." Marilyn Thomas and Hazelmae Temple, no publisher, no date. This is a hand-bound "book"- (Dewey R 977.35 Th) It includes what is now Sangamon, Menard,and portions of Mason, Menard, Logan, Christian and a small section of what is now Macon county. These counties are all located in central Illinois. RG1

1927 "The Capitoline." The Senior Class of Springfield High School presents the 1927 Capitoline. Students & faculty of the 1927 Springfield Illinois High School. RM6

"Divorce Index, Sangamon County, Il 1825-1899." Sangamon County Genealogical Society. Alphabetical Index to both claimant and defandant and case #. These records are maintained to IRAD, Brookens Library, University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, Il 62794. A12

"History of the Early Settlers of Sangmon County, Illinois." Volume I & II. John Carroll Power; Heritage Books, Inc.; 1998. Biographical review of individual family members of the first families to settle Sangamon and the Springfield vicinity. Entry generally contains birthdate and place, death date and place, when possible more colorful data on the settlers and their descendants is provided. Many note military service, education, occupation, religion, etc. KG, MF4

"Index to Record of Letters and Wills - Sangamon County, Il - 1850-1901, vols. I - XI." Sangamon County Genealogical Society. Alphabetical by decedant. These records are maintained by IRAD, Brookens Library, University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, Il 62794 and may be ordered from them. A12

"Sangamon County, Il Estate Record Index - Probate Estates 1-6684, 1821-1907." Sangamon County Genealogical Society - 1989. Name of decedant and record # listed. These records are maintained and may be ordered from: IRAD - Brookens Library, University of Illinois at Springfield, Il 62794. The copying fee for these records is usually nominal. A12

Schuyler Co.

"Schuyler County Cemeteries, Rushville Twp, Volume 1." Schuyler County Jail Historical Society. The following cemeteries have been transcribed and posted online:
Black, Campbell, Chadsey & Gay Cemetery
Christian Neck Cemetery
Cooney, Davis & Eads Cemetery
Gapen, Gillenwater,Milby & Wilmot Cemeteries
Good Hope Cemetery
Sugar Grove North Cemetery. SJK

"Schuyler Co- Wills & Estates 1850-1868." Compiled by Edna Gorsage Renner, 1218 Edwards Street, Beardstown, ILL. A complete transcription has been posted at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~champaign/books/library/illinois/schuyler.htm. SJK

Shelby Co.

"Atlas of Shelby Co and the State of Illinois." Warner & Beers, Publisher, 1875. Plat book of Shelby Co, 1875. Contains township, city, and village plats for the county. Also "views" of 37 homes farm residences, and list of patrons (people who paid for the printing) in each township. JSC

"Shelby County Federal census 1850, 1860, and 1870." Shelby County Historical & Genealogical Society. WH1

"Shelby county, Ill marriagies 1827 - 1888." Shelby County Historical & Genealogical Society. Shows bride, groom, date of marriage, and vol./pg # located in the Shelby county clerk's office. Early years show by whom solmnized. WH1

Stephenson Co.

"Cemetery Records for:
Ridott Cemetery, Ridott Twp.
Hart Cemetery, Florence Twp.
Gund Cemetery, Silver Creek Twp.
Ridott Christian Reformed (Holland) Cemetery, Ridott Twp.
Silver Creek Reformed Cemetery, Ridott Twp.
Ridott Center Cemetery, Ridott Twp.
Ellis (Van Brocklin) Cemetery, Florence Twp.
Lane (Florence Station) Cemetery, Florence Twp.
Crane's Grove Cemetery, Silver Creek Twp.
Clay Cemetery, Kent Twp." RC5

"Prairie Farmer's Reliable Directory of Farmers and Breeders of Stephenson Co., Illinois." by Prairie Farmer, Chicago, IL, 1917. RC5

Tazewell Co.

"Portrait & Biographical Record of Tazewell & Mason Counties, IL 1894." Biographical Publishing Co. 1894. BD

"Tazewell County Illinois Marriage Records Index 1827-Oct., 1859, Vol. I" David C. Perkins, compiler; Tazewell County Genealogical Society, 1982 There are indexes for both brides and grooms with the date of the event along with the name of the individual who officiated and the page number of the original record. GS3

"Wall Plat Map of Tazewell County Illinois, 1864" John W. Durdle, compiler; Tazewell County Genealogical Society, 1984 Indexed volume of plat maps for each township within Tazewell County. Has copies of the maps with the owner of each parcel, as of 1864, listed thereon. GS3

Union Co.

See under Bernhard surname.

Wabash Co.

"1820 Census records for Wabash Co., IL." DCB

Vermillion Co.

"Polk's Danville Directory." R. L. Polk & Co., 1994. City directory for Danville, including Hillery and Tilton. CC

Warren Co.

"Early Days in Greenbush." William L. Snapp, H.W. Bokker Co., Printers and Binders, 1905. A history of the early days in Greenbush Township with Biographical Sketches of Armsworthy, Beam, Bond, Butler, Buzan, Carroll, Claycomb, Coll, Crabhill, Cunningham, Damitz, Darneille, Frampton, Hand, Hartford, Hendricks, Honts, Johnson, Jones, Karns, Killough, Kramer,Lathrop, Lincoln, Link, Matthews, McMahill, Merrill, Mings, Morris, Moulton, Nance, Palmer, Park,Patterson, Pierce, Powers, Ragon, Randall, Rose, Rubert, Sailer, Saunders, Simmons, Sloey, Snapp, Stice, Vaughn, Walker, Willard, Wingate, Woods, Young. DGM

"Genealogical Data from the Monmouth Atlas 1856-1865." Marsha Hoffman Rising, by compiler, 1992. Newspaper abstracts. WW

"Greenbush township tombstone inscriptions." No publishing information. Tombstone inscriptions for cemeteries in Greenbush township. BN2

"Prairie Farmer's Directory of Warren, Henderson counties Illinois." compiled and published by Prairie Farmer Publishing Co.,1918. Lists name of all farmers in Warren and Henderson co. Includes name of wife with maiden name, names of children and if they are still living at home, whether owner or tenant, section #, township, # of acres and year they became residents of the county. Also has listing of car and tractor owners and make of machine. BN2

Washington Co.

"1860 Census of Washington Co, ILL." Compiled by Kay Jetton and Elda Jones. Complete Census of Washington Co, Illinois. Indexed by Head of Household. Names all family members living in household. SJK

Wayne Co.

"Early History of Wayne Co. Illinois." PLEASE NOTE: This book is an early history and has little information after approx 1848. GJR

"Wayne County, Illinois Death Notices and Obituaries 1880-1890." Betty Ann Butler Beeson, Beeson Enterprises, Geff, Illinois Sept 1993. Excepts from newspapers, primarily from the eastern portion of Wayne County. SM4

"Wayne County, Illinois Marriage Notices 1880-1885." Betty Ann Butler Beeson, Beeson Enterprises, Geff, Illinois Oct 1990. Excepts from newspapers, primarily from the eastern portion of Wayne County. SM4

"Wayne County, Illinois Misc. Newspapers 1852-1865." Betty Ann Butler Beeson, Beeson Enterprises, Geff, Illinois July 1990. Miscellaneous entries from newspapers with genealogical interest in mind. From dead letters to estate sales to marriages and deaths. Dealing primarily with the eastern portion of Wayne County. SM4

White Co.

"Cemeteries of White County, Illinois, Volume No. 2 Townships of Enfield, Carmi, Hawthorne, Phillips." Copied by: Harriet B. Vaught, Josephine R. Gates, Gladys P. Williams, Keith Wells, Ruby S. Stanley, Mary J. Holderby, White County Illinois Historical Society Description: Cemetery listings for the towns of Enfield, Carmi, Hawthorne, and Phillips in White County Illinois with index. There are 65 cemteries on 265 pages. There is no date of publication on the book. MJ3

Whiteside Co.

"Marriage License's in Whiteside County, Illinois 1872-1882." Jayne Kennedy Sweger, Jayne Kennedy Sweger, 1990. The "Whiteside Sentinel" newspaper, which was published on Thursdays, is the source for most of the information in this book. It lists the name of the couple and the date their license appeared in the newspaper. Nothing more. V6

Williamson Co.

"1905 Historical Souvenir of Williamson County, Illinois." J. F. Wilcox, 1905. SJS

"The History of Williamson County, Illinois." Milo Erwin, 1876. SJS

Winnebago Co.

"Rockford 1900-World War I." by Eric A. Johnson, 2003. History of Rockford, IL as told in postcards. RC5

"Sinnissippi Saga, A History of Rockford and Winnebago Co., IL." by C. Hal Nelson, 1968. RC5

"Winnebago Co., IL Birth Index 1855-1931." RC5

"Winnebago Co., IL Marriage Index 1836-1956." RC5

"Winnebago Co., IL Death Index 1844-1981." RC5

Woodford Co.

"Atlas and Plat Book of Woodford County, Illinois." The Washburn Leader, 1920. Maps of the townships of Woodford County showing who owned land and where. It includes interesting old advertisments and an undated Honor Roll of all men from Woodford Co at service in home and overseas. ART

"Atlas of Woodford Co and the State of Illinois." Warner & Beers, Chicago, 1873. Plat maps of the townships inWoodford Co in 1873 showing who owned land and where. Includes a patron directory but all landowners are not listed in the directory. Also has a few drawings of farm residences in that county. ART

"History of Woodford County: A Consice History of the Settlement and Growth of Woodford County." Roy L. Moore, (Woodford County Republican, Eureka, IL reprinted by Higginson Book Co) 1910 Non-indexed history of Woodford Co, IL from the earliest settlements to 1910. ART

"The Past and Present of Woodford County, Illinois." Wm. Le Baron, Jr., & Co 1878. History of Woodford Co, Illinois which includes histories of each township, war records and a biographical directory. Over 600 pages of non-indexed goodies. For best results, please give me a township to go with the name. ART

"A Souvenir History of Woodford County 1841-1991." Woodford Co Sesquicentennial Committee, Inc, Heritage House Pub, 1991 (?). Bits and pieces about the history of Woodford Co, IL. Non-indexed so a township is preferred when asking for a lookup from this source. ART

"The Woodford County History." Woodford County Sesquicentennial History Committee, Pantagraph Printing and Stationery Co, Bloomington, IL , 1968. Histories of each township in Woodford Co and some of the families in each of those townships. ART