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I am the unofficial Ogle Co. historian as I have been researching early families for the past 15 years. Sue and I were both born in Ogle Co. with our ancestors being among the earliest settlers. We are doing genealogical research in many areas and offer our assistance. We have most of the early families from Ogle Co. in our database with some traced back to Europe. Our database currently includes over 243,000 names. No restrictions on look-ups.
We have Cemetery Records for:
Brookville Twp: Evangelical, Chambers Grove
Buffalo Twp: Fairmount, Buffalo Grove, St. Mary's Catholic, Reed
Byron Twp: Byron, St. Mary's Catholic
Dement Twp: Woodlawn (Brodies Grove)
Eagle Point Twp: Elkhorn Brick
Flagg Twp: Flagg Center, Lawnridge, Trinity Memorial Gardens, St. Patrick's Catholic
Forreston Twp: White Oak, Hewitt, Forreston Grove, Prairie Dell
Grand Detour Twp: Grand Detour
Leaf River Twp: Lightsville, North Grove Christian, North Grove Evangelical, Egan
Lafayette Twp: Chapel Hill
Lincoln Twp: West Grove, West Branch, Haldane
Lynnville Twp: Lindenwood
Marion Twp: Stillman Valley, Mouth of Stillman
Maryland Twp: North Grove Evangelical Zion, Coffman, Adeline
Monroe Twp: Kilbuck, Bennett/Porter, Dutchtown/Roseland, Monroe Center
Mt. Morris Twp: Silver Creek, Oakwood, Rice, Plainview
Nashua Twp: Daysville, Lighthouse
Oregon Twp: Riverside, Riverview, St. Mary's Catholic, St. Bride's Episcopal
Pine Creek Twp: Pine Creek Brethren, Pine Creek (Evergreen) Christian, Cedar Hill (Salem), Mt. Zion, Oak Ridge
Pine Rock Twp: Mt. Pleasant, Washington Grove, Emmanuel Lutheran, Stinsonian, Cooley/Seaworth
Rockvale Twp: Camling/Bald Hill, Brooklyn, Ebenezer Reformed, Wertz
Scott Twp: Big Mound, Beach
White Rock Twp: White Rock, Lucas/Hathaway, Chaney, Bethel/Hayes, Stocking
Cherry Grove Twp: Cherry Grove Brethren
Lima Twp: Brookville Lutheran, Schreiner, Chambers/Franks
Florence Twp: Hart, Ellis (Van Brocklin), Lane (Florence Station)
Ridott Twp: Ridott Christian Reformed, Silver Creek Reformed
Silver Creek Twp: Gund, County Home, Crane's Grove
Old Ogle Co. newspapers are available free of charge (except for postage if sent out of state) from the Illinois State Library on microfilm with some as far back as the 1850's via the inter-library loan program. Click here for more information on this program. The list of newspapers and dates available is posted on this site.
Click here for a complete list of genealogy books and documents we own.
Click here for Roger and Sue Cramer's Genealogy Site
I have the 1931, 1932, and 1933 issues of "Crimson and Grey,"the Mt. Morris High School year book. I also have the book "War Record of Mt. Morris" edited and published by Harry G. Kable in 1947. This book presents information and some pictures of those who served in the Spanish American, Civil War, WW I, and WW II from Mt. Morris I will do look ups from these books.
I have the book "Brethren in Northern Illinois and Wisconsin" by John Heckman and J. E. Miller, Brethren Publishing House, Elgin, IL published in 1941. The book includes an index and several pages of pictures. Please write for more information.
Amy Slagle "Mount Morris: Past & Present" by Harry Kable 1938 "Genealogical Record of the Descendants of the Schwenkfelders" by Rev. Reuben Kriebel 1879 "Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families" by Samuel Kriebel Brecht 1923
I am willing to look-up surnames from the index, and send whatever information is available. The books on the Schwenkfelders contain my father's side --Yeakel, Kriebel who came to Polo from Pennsylvania.
Jen Morris I have the 1928 Yearbook from Byron High School. It includes the alumni with their address at the time (Females by married name only). Will do lookups. Christine Bradley I will do look-ups from the "History of Ogle Co., IL" H. F. Kett & Co., Chicago, IL, 1878