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November 2016
NEWSPAPER DATA
Taken from the Decatur Republican, Decatur, IL, June 4, 1868
COMMUNITY NEWS:
M.E. Church Purchases Prather Property; John Ullbich Building Construction Completed; Maj. Smith to Start Construction; M.E. Church sells House to Dr. Trowbridge
DECATUR LOCAL GOSSIP:
Gen Moore, Strawberry Social
DECATUR BUSINESS NEWS:
S. H. Varney Strawberries, J. H. Hill Livery
MOVING NEWS: S
. D. Lilleston moves to Kentucky
NEWS-FIRE:
Fire at Harry Abbott's
SCHOOL NEWS:
1868 High School Commencement, School Board Election
Marriage Notice:
HUBBARD-YEAGER, YOUNG-SAWYER
Death Notice:
Mrs. Anne (White) Oglesby

HISTORY
South Macon Township
[Source: The City Of Decatur And Macon County, Illinois: A Record Of Settlement, Organization, Progress And Achievement. Chicago: Pioneer Pub. Co, 1910]



September 2016
HISTORY
School History - Peru School
Township History: Hickory Point Township, Oakley Township, Niantic Township, Pleasant View Township, Long Creek Township

[Source: The City Of Decatur And Macon County, Illinois: A Record Of Settlement, Organization, Progress And Achievement. Chicago: Pioneer Pub. Co, 1910]

August 2016
BIOGRAPHIES
Bio:
Dr. John H. Sloan
June 2016

HISTORY
Township History: Blue Mount Township
Village History: Boody, Harristown, Oreana
[Source: The City Of Decatur And Macon County, Illinois: A Record Of Settlement, Organization, Progress And Achievement. Chicago: Pioneer Pub. Co, 1910]

NEWSPAPER DATA
MARRIAGE NOTICE:
Ricketts-Plank, Spensler-Jones
DECATUR NEWS:
May 28, 1868 Community News and Gossip (Doctor Joseph King's plantation, Gehrmann's Bazaar, H. P. Stafford and J. A. Leforges' patent, C. H. Ruby visit, Dr. Stoner, strawberry festival)



March 2016

HISTORY
Township History: South Wheatland, Mount Zion, Friend Creek, Whitmore and Harristown Township
Village History: Mt. Zion
[Source: The City Of Decatur And Macon County, Illinois: A Record Of Settlement, Organization, Progress And Achievement. Chicago: Pioneer Pub. Co, 1910]

NEWSPAPER DATA
(From the 1868 Illinois State Chronicle, Decatur IL)
NEWS-MISC: Frank Hardy has Money Grabbed by Wind
NEWS - CRIME: Christopher Robison Stabs James Rickman; Francis Major Assaulted by Wm. Ward; Barrackman's Stable Robbed; Mr. Baldwin Shoots Smoke House Thief
NEWS - WEATHER: 1868 Macon IL Tornado
NEWS - DECATUR COMMUNITY NEWS: John Ulrich Tearing Down G. M. Wood Building to Build Three Story Building
News- Business and Advertisements: B. Stine Clothing Store, Barrackman's Clothing Store, Lehman Sells Champion Reaper
News-County: New County Jail
MARRIAGE NOTICE: Perkins-Haines

OBITUARIES AND DEATH NOTICES
John J. Hostetler, Daniel C. Lockwood


December 2015
NEWSPAPER DATA
NEWS-CRIME: Attempted Arson at Dr. W. A. Barns Store
NEWS - SCHOOL: First Ward School House in 1867, 1868 Macon County Teacher's Institute Announcement
NEWS - DECATUR: The New Post Office in 1868
NEWS - MAROA: Sketch of Maroa in 1867
NEWS-COURT: February 1868 Circuit Court

OBITUARIES AND DEATH NOTICES
Dr. W.M. Catto, Margarette Helm Corn

September 2015


NEWSPAPER DATA
Marriage Notice: Patee-Durning - Contributed by Debra Burgess
Fires and Other Disasters: Illinois Central Mill Destroyed By Fire (1859); G. W. Cook's Blacksmith Shop Destroyed by Fire (1867); Ex-Mayor Priest's Stable Destroyed by Fire (1867); Andrew Killian Home Destroyed by Fire (1867); Friend's Backet Factory Destroyed by Fire (1868); William Gabler Stable Destroyed by Fire (1868); J. G. Starr's Stable Destroyed by Fire (1868)
Railroad News: G. W. Railroad Completing a Covered Bridge (1859); Work on the Monticello Railroad (1867)
Business News: New Building North of Hamser's Store (1859); Sawyer & Bro.'s Oil Mill (1867); Grape Growing and Local Vineyards (1867)
Miscellaneous: Michael Jones' Cabbage (1859)


OBITUARIES AND DEATH NOTICES
Mary Malinda (Durning) Gilmore - Contributed by Debra Burgess


July 2015

CHURCH RECORDS
The Records of the Oreana Baptist Church - Transcribed for Genealogy Trails by J. Grant

MILITARY
1891 Reunion of the 21 IL Volunteers - Transcribed for Genealogy Trails by J. Grant

NEWSPAPER DATA
1905 Decatur News and Local Gossip - Transcribed for Genealogy Trails by J. Grant

OBITUARIES AND DEATH NOTICES
Adaline Houser - Transcribed for Genealogy Trails by J. Grant

 June 2015
Obituaries: Irving V. Edgar - Contributed by Debra Burgess;
1859, 1867and 1868 OBITUARIES:
Annie L. Ayers, Clarissa W. (Bunn) Betzer, Eddie L. Cass, Samuel Chenoweth, Mrs. Connelly, Kate Davies, James M. Hill, U. R. Karr, Moses Long, Jannie Miles, Ora Kate Shockley, Mrs. Chas. Ruehl, Edward L. Smith, Cloine Stickel, Mrs. Mary E. Stickel, S. K. Thompson, Andrew M. Wheeler, Mrs. W. E. Wilson, George J. Wingate;
1859 Marriage Announcements:
ABBENETHY-ROBINSON, BURG-DICKEY, EPLER-MOORE, HARDY-CUTTER, HENKLE-WINHOLTZ, MCCABE-WOODS, MILLSPAUGH-BROCKWAY, NEELY-PIPER, OGLESBY-WHITE, RISDON-ROE, THOMPSON-STEWART, ULRICH-LITTERER, WALD-DEMENT, WELTY-SMITH, WILLIAMS-BERRY;
1867-1868 Marriage Announcements
: BROWN-FOWLER, CORMAN-MCCORMICK, CRISSEY-STEELE, DURFEE-POWERS, GLASFORD-MURFEET, HENARD-LANHAM, MCGUIRE-HILL, MILLER-DOUBENSPECK, MONTGOMERY-MCCLELLAND, NOBLE-RENSHAW, PAIRRINGTON-BRICE, SEARFOSS-SHEPHERD, SHERMAN-CURRIER, SMITH-BENEDICT, VANTROES-CHAPMAN;
NEWS-ACCIDENTS
: William Dempsey Killed By Lightning, Jos. E. McCoy Critically Injured During Race, Ice Team Upsets Wagon and Horse, Daughter of Thos. Stallings Burned to Death, A. B. Bunn Breaks Leg in Fall
January 2015
Obits: David C. Moffitt - Transcribed by Jim Dezotell; Obits: Samuel Nicholson, Mrs. Rhinehart, S. S. Jack, Etta (Hunt) Roden, George Morthland, Black (Son); MARRIAGES Hadden-Seal, Peirson-Hill, Hays-Armstrong;
Misc News: Robert Gibson Oldest Man in State, Indiana and Illinois Central Railroad;
News-Crimes: Magill on Trial for Wife's Murder, Rev. James Miller Killed and Robbed;
News-Accidents: Explosion Kills Miss Moffit, Mrs. Shauck and Mrs. Wehmler, Mr. Robertson and Daughter Killed by Lightning, Mrs. Cable Injured Crossing Railroad Track, Excursion Train Wrecked - One Man Killed and Twenty People are Injured Near Decatur, Illinois;
News-Fires: Powers Opera House Destroyed by Fire, Fire Destroys Entire Block in Decatur
November 2014: Obits: Charlotte (Hopkins) Beadles, Mr. Bunker, John Hardin, Annie (Palmer) Harry, Hugh W. Hill, Miss Honiker, Ervin Hughes, Mrs. Nannie Hunter
August 2014: Obit: Mrs. George Ward - transcribed by Sandi King; 1921-1922 Funerals - contributed by Adam Ali, transcribed by Denise Wagner
July 2014: Obit: William Boltz - Transcribed by Adam Ali
June 2014: Marriage Announcements: WEST-LAUGFELD (1886), STIVERS-ANDREWS (1907), HOTT-FORTNER (1907); 1907 Births: Vail, Son Chenoweth, Son . Luallen, Daughter; Obit: Julia McNamara, John Huston, Talbert Hinkle
March 2014: Obituaries: Bader, Nell V. Lemme Elledge - Submitted by Sara Hemp, Mrs. Hunter, Sister of Jacob Shaffer - Submitted by FOFG; St. John's Lutheran Church Marriage Records - transcribed by Sharon Witt - contributed by Adam Ali
February 2014: Obit: Henrietta Boltz - Contributed by Adam Ali
August 2013: Obits: HARRY BINGHAM, CHARLES PRATT GRAHAM, HENRY HEYWOOD, MARK RICE WOODBURY - Transcribed by Kim Mohler.
April 2013: Obits - Seth Cushman, Sarah Elkins, R. W. Freeman, Anne Eliza Hubbard, Elmer Percival, Edmund C. Powers, Henry Turner, Azariah Webb, Fred Webb, Ephraim Ward; Marriages: Jackson - Copp, Nichols - Olcott, Rivers - Bates, Rosebrook - Webb; Essex County 1883 Pensioners - Transcribed by Tammy Clark
 


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