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Jasper County, Illinois
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This website is full of searchable genealogical data. This is not a site of just links - these pages are full of everything you need to find your family's history, including obituaries, biographies, marriages, birth notices, census data, cemetery listings and much more.

My name is Kim Torp and as your county host I try to post as much data online as possible in order to make it freely available to all. We gratefully accept contributions of raw data such as census information, marriage/birth/death records, obituaries, county histories, biographies, old newspaper items - anything that would help someone build their family tree!!!

Feel free to email me with your contributions - every little bit helps.

These pages are updated frequently, so CHECK BACK OFTEN!

All the information on these pages has been laboriously gathered at great time and expense by myself and some very generous volunteers. We welcome you to search for Jasper County families and history here.... HOWEVER, please respect the amount of effort we have put into this endeavor and DO NOT take anything from these pages to place on other websites. Feel free to link to this main page (only).
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*Can you identify anybody in
this picture?**

My Hicks Family

My ancestors established their family homestead in this county in 1851. The Hicks homestead was located in Grove township, near the town of Gila and next to Kern's, "sometimes called Hicks", Graveyard. Immediate neighbors were the Eagleton, Jack, and Bolton families. Some families that married into my Hicks line were Wilson, Strole, Printz, Wright, Hinton, Linthicum and Thompson.
More information can be found at my personal website at
Hicks Genealogy Page

My Hicks family also previously lived in Coles County, IL, Bracken County, KY and Kanawha County, WV before coming to Jasper County.

**I regret that I do not have the time to
perform personal research for you**

But if you're related,
email me



Jasper County Data

Website Updates:
Nov 2014:  Wartime Influences on Jasper County; obit for MILLER;  gossip news for PIPER
May 2014: Grove Township school class photo
Apr 2014: bio for VAN BRUNT, RIGDON
Mar 2013: Class picture of Excelsior School, 1904; Picture of Cumberlain Street in Willow Hill
Jan 2013:
George BURTON family info; James Kibler murder story; obits for NEWLIN, ALLAN
Aug 2012: HOLM obit, Gossip news items for ASBURY, ARNOLD, ALBRIGHT; Weather news, Hail storm of 1860 and Tornado of 1872; Crime news - mail robbery 1889
June 2012:
Feb 2012: Gossip news for HOLM, HENDRICKSON, THOMPSON, GEDDIS; Fire at Hidalgo in 1903
Nov 2011: DANFORTH family bio; Willow Hill Class Pictures for 1938, 1939, 1944 and a picture of the band; HOLM obit; LONG gossip news; TEETS-CARLSON wedding announcement.
July 2011:
Willow Hill Businesses and School additions: 1940 Class pix and 1946 Seniors
Dec 2010: 1910 College Hill Class; Kern School Teachers; 1940/41 Dark Bend students
July 2010: Picture of WEAVER House. Marriage Info for WEAVER-STARK
Jan 2010: 1858-59 Marriages, 1912-1914 Probate Records, 262 birth records transcribed from the 1884 Birth Register; Teachers of Round Prairie School
Nov 2009:
Wills of SMITH, VANDERHOOF; 1921 Willow Hill Football Team picture with names
July 2009: Burials in WARD Cemetery; FINNEY obit
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Please understand that, while I do have a genealogical connection to Jasper County, I am not a resident there. I do not have records or data with which I could supply you information about your ancestors. Further, I cannot do research on your behalf. And please - do not copy & paste any of the information presented here onto your own or any other website!! This website is considered to be a compilaton of facts, and is therefore covered under current copyright laws. Please read the
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