Hi, my name is Nancy Piper and I am the host for Putnam, Bureau, LaSalle and Marshall Counties. My ancestors came to Illinois over 150 years ago and settled in the tiny village of Florid, which is no longer even a name on a map. I've always been a "history buff" and these pages let me help share the world my "findings". On these pages you will find the information pertaining to the history of Marshall County. Our goal is to have available free of charge as much information as possible and will be adding continuously to these pages, so check back often.
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From the June 14, 1883 Henry News Republican
Saratoga Township Community News
1883 Sparland Community News
Lacon Community News
Whitefield Township Community News
Lawnridge Community News
Birth Notices: BARR, DAVIS, HAYTER, HINES, MURRAY, NOLL, NORMAN, THOMAS, THOMPSON
1883 Marriage Notice: Cowen-Luddington, Saylor-McBane, Schrock-Campbell, Sloey-Ohl
OBITUARIES AND DEATH NOTICES
Lenora Susanna Klein, Mary Scoon
Birth Notices: DUMARS, LOWE
Camp Grove Community News from July 30th and August 1885
Henry Community News from June 14, 1883
Death Notice: Mrs. Banner Divilbiss, Mrs. Olive Runnels, Frank W. Reynolds
Mashall County Historical Society
Henry, Illinois Public Library
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