Bureau County Illinois  
Village History

 

 
Arlington

Buda

Bureau
(Bureau Junction)


Cherry

Cottage

Dalzell

DePue

Dover

Hollowayville

Ladd

Limerick

La Moille

Indiantown
(Tiskilwa)


Lone Tree Corners

Malden

Manlius

Milo

Mineral

Neponset

New Bedford

Ohio

Princeton

Providence

Seatonville

South Milo

Walnut

Whitefield (Corners)

Wyanet

Yorktown


 

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Buda

Local Gossip from the Henry Republican (1879)

 Train Wreck and Soldier Photos from Buda - Contributed by Al and Carole Martin  
Limerick

Limerick
Limerick was laid out in 1857, by George Limerick. A small place, generally one store and a post office. Mr. Limerick put up the first store and soon Levi Hansel and William Townsend blacksmith shops.
[Source: History of Bureau County Illinois, H. C. Bradsby, Editor, Chicago Publishing Company 1885]




Yorktown
Yorktown was commenced in 1846 by W. and S. Dow, R. H. and S. W. Sheldon and the McKinzies. M. A. Myers, H. Hays, D. Baitz, W. H. Chase, Alden Booth and Henry Thackerberry were of the early settlers.
[Source: History of Bureau County Illinois, H. C. Bradsby, Editor, Chicago Publishing Company 1885]

Bureau
(Bureau Junction) 

NEWS

Local Gossip for Bureau Junction (
(Sept. 5 1872, March 1877, April 23, 1877)


Visit to Mr. and Mrs. Edward White (1883)


The Bureau Valley Water Mills (Short paragraph - 1878)

The Bureau Valley Mills Burned (Henry Republican, Jan. 26, 1882)
HISTORICAL SKETCHES

The City of Side Tracks (Taken From the Henry Republican, Henry, IL - June 6, 1872)

Bureau Junction in 1877 (A short sketch about the village and its people)

BUREAU PHOTOS

Photos of Bureau Illinois - Contributed by John Eckard:  

  • Picture of Downtown

  • Local post mistress

Photos of Bureau Illinois - Contributed by John Eckard:

  • 1924 High School Basketball Team
  • 1920s High School Class - Year Unknown
  • 1914 Fourth of July Parade

Photos of Bureau Illinois - Contributed by John Eckard:

  • Depot and Yard from the Bluff
  • Looking East from the Round House
  • 1914 Fourth of July Parade - Photo #2

The Wise Homestead and Thomas Stables, Bureau Illinois - Contributed by Anne Dree Bennett

Bureau Illinois Homes - Contributed by Sharon Kopina


Cherry

The Cherry Coal Mine Disaster

Cottage

Obituary of Henry Howe Allen (pioneer settler of the Cottage Community)

The Cottage ME Church Sunday School Records - Includes Officers for the years 1893 - 1902 and Officers & Class Rosters for the years 1909, 1910 and 1912

The Cottage Methodist Episcopal Church Epworth League Records - Records from 1898 to 1901

Cottage News Items (Added News Items from 1915)

Dalzell

News From the Past  

DePue

Photos

News

Local News Items Bureau County Republican - April 7, 1881.   - Donated by Mike O'Neal

Local News Items From the Putnam Record

Hollowayville

1877 News Items (local gossip column from March 1877)

 Hollowayville Cornet Band Photos - Contributed by John Luken (Austrian Park Entrance and the Hollowayville Cornet Band, Jospeh Luken's Tavern and the Holloway Cornet Band)

Hollowayville Village Hall - Contributed by Jim Piacenti
 

Ladd

The History of Ladd - Contributed by Jim Piacenti

Ladd Photos - Contributed by Jim Piacenti  


La Moille

History of the Village of Lamoille (Past and Present of Bureau County, Illinois. Chicago: Pioneer Publishing, 1906)

Local News Items - Bureau County Republican, April 21, 1881. - Donated by Mike O'Neal

Lone Tree Corners

History

Lone Tree Post Office

News

Miscellaneous News (Taken From the Henry Republican)

  • April 11, 1878 Local Gossip

  • December 28, 1878 Local Gossip

  • January 23, 1879 Local Gossip

  • March 6, 1879 Local Gossip

  • June 26, 1879 Local Gossip

  • September 18, 1879 Local Gossip

  • November 20, 1879 Local Gossip

  • January 1, 1880 Local Gossip

  • March 11, 1880 Local Gossip

  • April 22,1880 Local Gossip

  • May 27, 1880 Local Gossip

  • September 16, 1880 Local Gossip

  • May 26, 1881 - Lone Tree store burns down.

Andrew Anderson and Lone Tree (Taken from the Henry Republican November 1875)

Photos

1910 Lone Tree School, Wheatland township, Bureau County, Illinois (Includes photo and names of students, teacher and directors)

Manlius

Local News Items - Bureau County Republican, April 7, 1881. - Donated by Mike O'Neal

Milo

A Trip Out of Town - Taken From the Henry Republican, September 29, 1870

Local Gossip from Milo (May 13, 1880, June 3, 1880, January 26, 1882, April 17,  1882 , July 6, 1882 , March 29, 1883, January 18, 1934)

George Longman Killed by Roger Phelps in Dispute over $1.50


South Milo

Local Gossip from South Milo, July 22, 1915  

Mineral

Out in the Country  (Taken From the Henry News Republican October 21, 1869 - A visit to Mineral

The History of Mineral and Mineral High School (History and Photos)  - Contributed by Dave Nanninga

Neponset  

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE EARLY SETTLEMENT OF NEPONSET  - Donated by Tom Pratt:  Taken From the "Ladies of Neponset" Neponset Historical Society, December 1988.  Tom writes "The publicaton is about 92 pages long and covers many of the early settlers of Neponset, in addition to the brief history of the town included on page 1.If you haven't seen this publication, I am sure a copy, or copies, have been retained at the Neponset Historical Library in Neponset, IL"

1885 Neponset, Bureau Co IL Graduation Program - Contributed by Darlene Martin

New Bedford

Photos of New Bedford - Contributed by Jim Fuhr
(Also I included a short history - if anyone has anything else to add, please email me.)

Photos of New Bedford - Contributed by Jim Fuhr

Ohio

History of the Village of Ohio (1885 and 1906 History of Bureau County)

Princeton

Business Directories

1845 Business Directory Taken From the Hennepin Herald and Advertisement, August 23, 1845)

1876 Princeton Directory - H section (courtesy Chris Hanson and the Bureau County Genealogical Society)

1897 City Directory - Princeton partial p. 120 and 121  (Courtesy Chris Hanson and The Bureau County Genealogical Society)
History

Religion At The Time Of Early Settlement  (Short sketch by N. Matson printed in the Marshall County Republican in 1867)

Princeton and the Underground Railroad (Short sketch by N. Matson printed in the Marshall County Republican in 1868)

The Smith Family of Princeton, Illinois (Donated by Jeff Thorn, descendant of this Pioneer Family)
News

Description of Princeton (Alton Observer - 1837)

Local News Items From the Past

Providence

Providence Colony ( Past and Present of Bureau County, Illinois by George B. Past, Chicago: Pioneer Publishing, 1906, Page 25.)

Seatonville

History

The History of Seatonville By Mrs. Will Witherspoon  - Donated by Dawn Champley

Photos

 Photos of Seatonville - Donated by Dawn Champley (Photo of Seatonville from the slag pile; the company store; looking southwest from Lucan's corner; Pipers and Fletchers, agents for Hudson Auto in Bureau County)

The Seatonville Town Hall  - - Contributed by Jim Piacenti  

Photos of Seatonville - Donated by John Luken

  • Page 1:  (Austrian Park Baseball Team; 1905 Austrian Park Baseball Game; ; Austrian Park Entrance )

  • Page 2:  (Coal Mine Shaft #4, Seatonville, IL, Star Union Block, Seatonville, IL, Rail Road Station, Seatonville, IL, Downtown, Seatonville, IL, Looking North, Seatonville, IL)

  • Page 3: (Looking South, Seatonville, IL; Seatonville Lake, Seatonville, IL; Mine Workers, Seatonville, IL)

  • Page 4:  Joseph Luken's Tavern

  • Page 5:  Austrian Park Entrance and the Hollowayville Cornet Band, Jospeh Luken's Tavern and the Holloway Cornet Band

  • 1918 Seatonville Illinois High School Graduating Class


Whitefield (Corners)

Disasters

 
June 1868 Storm in Whitefield  (by J.P. Swift taken from the Marshall County Republican)
News

Local Gossip from Whitefield Corners (
Dec. 25, 1873, May 7, 1874, Jan. 25, 1877, Dec. 5, 1878, April 17, 1879, August 5, 1880 July 6, 1882, March 29, 1883, January 21, 1915, June 7, 1915)

Fire at G. W. Snell's Store - June 3, 1880

1922 Grocery Store advertisement
Photos

Photos of Whitefield Corners and Whitefield Corners Grocery - Contributed by Norman Horack

Wyanet

Photo of the CB&Q, CRI&P track crossing - Contributed by Tom Jacobs

Photo of the Wyanet Canal - Contributed by Sharon Kopina