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Welcome to Marshall County Illinois
History and Genealogy

 

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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BIRTHS

BIOGRAPHIES

CEMETERIES

COUNTY HISTORY

DEATHS

DISASTERS  

FAMILY HISTORY

GOVERNMENT

MARRIAGES

MILITARY HISTORY

NEWSPAPERS

OBITUARIES AND DEATH NOTICES

OLD SETTLER ASSOCIATION MEETINGS

PIONEERS

TOWNSHIP HISTORY

VILLAGE HISTORY

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES

 UPDATES

 Recent Updates

March 2016
NEWSPAPERS
Camp Grove:
July 1885 Community News and Local Gossip
Whitefield Township:
May 1883 Community News and Local Gossip
Lacon:
May 1883 Community News and Local Gossip
Sparland:
May 1883 Community News and Local Gossip
Hopewell Township:
May 1883 Community News and Local Gossip
Varna:
May 1883 Community News and Local Gossip
Lawn Ridge:
May 1883 Community News and Local Gossip
Wenona:
May 1883 Community News and Local Gossip
Saratoga Center:
May 1883 Community News and Local Gossip
Henry News:
May 1883 Community News and Local Gossip; Richard Dikes Back to Work After Illness; May 1883 Local Improvements; New Buildings; J. S. Burt Moves Townsend House; Mrs. George (Nane Whitney) Wilder Visits from Springfield Mass.; Grey Eagle Makes Trip to Hennepin
News-Divorce: Isabella and S. M. Garatt
Court News:
May 10 1883 Probate Court; Assault Charges-Harney Vs Harney; Quin Vs Gustafson - Fence Line Dispute
Crime News:
Thomas Conners Arrested for Theft

BIRTHS
News-Birthdays:
A. G. Stiles and G. W. Seymour
Birth Announcements from May 1883:
Allen, Barr, Bell, Bender, Birch, Chambers, Cloheam, Dalrymple (2), Goshen, Hayter, Hefelfinger, Loomis, Merdian, McGarvey, McClusky, Mogeska, Murray (2), Nicholson, Noll, Purcell, Reynolds, Riley, Stinker, Stubbs, Thierry, Wallace, Webber

MARRIAGES
1883 Marriage Notices: Cole-Miller, Crane-Mowatt, Gebhardt-Schneider, Hill-Stinger, Meilander-Boke, Parr-Reising, Saylor-McBain, Shrock-Campbell, Watrous-Mohler

OBITUARIES AND DEATH NOTICES
Louis Epple, Julius Charles Jones, Timothy Mansell, Infant of John McClusky, John U. Merrill, Hiram Messersmith, Alva Reynolds, Bertie Spangler, Ella Tuttle, John Twist, Eliza Van Duzen, Benjamin Vore, Child of Clifton Waggoner, Valentine Weis, Bela Adolphus Welton, Mrs. Ann Whittington



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Surrounding Counties

Putnam County, IL History and Genealogy

Bureau County, IL History and Genealogy


LaSalle County, IL History and Genealogy


Woodford County, IL History and Genealogy


Peoria County IL History and Genealogy


Stark County IL History and Genealogy



Information Sources

Mashall County Historical Society

Illinois State Genealogical Society

Henry, Illinois Public Library
702 Front Street
Henry, Illinois 61537
Phone: (309) 364-2516
Fax: (309) 364-2717

Hours: Mon, Thur, Fri - 1-5 PM;  Tue. 10 - 5 PM; Wed. 1 - 8 PM, Sat. 10-3 PM
Closed Thurs

The Illinois State Archives  
Margaret Cross Norton Building
Capitol Complex
Springfield, IL 62756

Telephone: (217) 782-4682
Fax: (217) 524-3930

Hours: Monday Friday    8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m.   Saturday 8:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m.   (except on holiday weekends)

The State Archives serves by law as the depository of public records of Illinois state and local governmental agencies which possess permanent administrative, legal, or historical research values.   This includes birth, death, and census records.  

The Illinois State Archives, has indexes for most of the nineteenth century censuses and the federal Soundexes for 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920. The Archives also has the Illinois state and federal census records for the years 1810 1880, 1900 1920. The 1865 and 1870 censuses have not been indexed. Its collections do not include manuscript, newspaper, or other nonofficial sources.  

These records are made available to the public, officials, and scholars at the Norton Building and at seven regional depositories located on state university campuses throughout Illinois. The Archives provides access to them through a series of printed and electronic guides, and by in-person, mail, telephone, FAX, and Internet database reference services.

ILLINOIS STATE HISTORICAL LIBRARY
Old State Capitol
Springfield, IL 62701

Hours:  Monday-Friday  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

General Information

 



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