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For Sale---- New CD or Print Copy- for sale: History of The Brandenburg Tavern and Family $12(includes shipping) 60 pages by Bonnie Wiley
For Sale---- Book 1- Gone But Not Forgotten- Henry County Rural Schools- 1857 to 1869: 187 pages by Steve Morrison-- $35- $30 without shipping Printed with Index- CD $20 includes shipping
For Sale---- Book 2- Henry County One Room Schools from 1892 to 1954: over 425 pages by Steve Morrison-- Print $50 CD $25 includes shipping $45 without
For Sale---- Civil War Obituaries Found in the Kewanee, IL Newspaper- 125 pages with an Index by Steve Morrison-- Over 300 Listed-- $30 Printed includes shipping
For Sale---- St Francis School of Nursing, St Francis Hospital, Kewanee by Steve Morrison-- $35 includes shipping
The Henry County Genalogical Society
Our purpose is to encourage the science of genealogy, to help others gather genealogical information, to preserve, and publish material of historical and genealogical nature, all for educational purposes.
Meetings are held at 1:30 PM on the second floor Meeting Room at the Kewanee Public Library unless otherwise noted.
EVERYONE IS INVITED TO ATTEND.
2017 MEETING SCHEDULE and PROGRAMS
July 24, 2017- Bill Scott: M & M - MODEL T's and HENRY FORD
August 28, 2017- Kitty Humphrey: HISTORICAL JAMESTOWN, VIRGINIA- TRAVELOGUE
September 25, 2017- Harvey Johnson & Terry Brock: HISTORY OF THE HENRY COUNTY COURT HOUSE>
October 23, 2017- Maryann Wherry is going to give a program on The Utopians Communities of Henry County
November 27, 2017- Program by: Don Schmidt-The Great Chatsworth Train Wreck--The Titanic of the Prairie Not long after midnight on August 10, 1887, an excursion train headed to Niagara Falls from Peoria fell through a burning trestle across a small ravine east of Chatsworth, Illinois. The train crashed headlong into the opposite bank, causing the first few wooden coaches to accordion. An estimated 85 people died in the wreck. Rescuers struggled in the darkness of night during a steady rain to pull out survivors. Injured survivors lay in an oat stubble field awaiting help. Included among the dead were Samuel G. Brees and Millar Patterson, of Wyoming, Illinois. Stories from this tragedy appeared in Chicago Tribune articles and in the obituaries of victims and of survivors who died later in life.