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HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS

CHICAGO:
Published by: O.L. Baskin & Co.,
Historical Publishers
186 Dearborn Street

1879

The following index and chapters from the 1879 History were transcribed and submitted by: Jeanie Lowe, Kristin Vaughn & Ellen Booth.

CHAPTER Page CHAPTER Page
Opening by Rev. R. D. Miller 189 Old Salem 310
Agriculture 192 Tallula Precinct 316
Early Settlements 196 Settlement of Precinct 317
Aboriginal Inhabitants 211 Early Privations 320
Early Manners and Customs 213 Educational & Religious 322
Mills and Milling 215 Village of Tallula 325
Clothing 216 Athens Precinct 328
The Early Churches 220 Early Settlements 328
Regular Baptists 221 Kate Yates Greene -- picture 331
Anti-Calvinists Baptists 222 Early Trials & Difficulties 336
John E. Tice -- picture 223 Churches of the Precinct 338
The M. E. Church 225 Athens Village 340
The Disciples 228 Churches, Schools, Etc. 342
The Cumberland Presbyterians 230 Village Incorporated 343
The Presbyterian Church 233 Fancy Prairie 344
The Episcopal Church 243 Greenview Precinct 344
Lutheran Church (German) 243 The Early Settlement 345
Catholic Church 243 The History of the Past 347
Deaths and Cemeteries 244 Births, Deaths, Marriages, Etc. 351
Railroads 246 Village of Greenview 352
Navigation of the Sangamon 249 Sugar Grove Precinct 356
Education 250 The Settlement 357
War Record 254 Village of Sweetwater 364
War of the Rebellion 257 Indian Creek Precinct 366
W. G. Greene -- picture 259 J. Q. Spears -- picture 367
Soldiers of the War of 1812 275 Settlements of Indian Creek 369
Harris Guard 279 Educational and Religious 372
County Officials Listed 280 The Village of New Market 374
Petersburg Precinct 282 Sandridge Precinct 375
Early Settlement 283 Early Settlements 376
The Pioneer Days 291 Early Milling, Blacksmithing, Etc. 379
The City of Petersburg 292 Village of Oakford 381
Mrs. W. G. Greene -- picture 295 Rock Creek Precinct 383
Petersburg as the County Seat 297 Its Early Settlement 384
Schools - Past and Present 299 Churches, Schools, Shops, Etc. 389
Church History 300 Last Page of Menard History 390
The City Press 308 County Business Directory 863
Miscellaneous Items 309 Index

Menard Index
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