Marshall County Illinois History and Genealogy
Village Index

Villages, Towns and Railroad Stops

Bell Crossing

Broadmore

Camp Grove

Custer

Evans

Henry

Held

Lacon

La Rose

Lawn Ridge

La Prairie

Lyons

Pattensburg

Porterfield

Holton

Rutland

Saratoga

Sparland

Steuben

Toluca

Varna

Webster

Wenona

Wilburn

 

 Country Settlements  

Round Prairie  
(Ford's Marshall County History - 1860)

Shaw's Point
(Ford's Marshall County History - 1860)

Robert's Point
(Ford's Marshall County History - 1860)

Henry Prairie  
(Ford's Marshall County History - 1860)

High Prairie
(Ford's Marshall County History - 1860)

Belle Plaine
(Ford's Marshall County History - 1860)

Half Moon Prairie
(Ford's Marshall County History - 1860)

Crow Creek Settlement
(Ford's Marshall County History - 1860)

Yankee Lane
(Ford's Marshall County History - 1860)

 
 

Pea Ridge

North Steuben

South Whitefield

 

Paper Towns
(Existed on paper only)

Auburn

Bristol

Centreville  

Chambersburg

Dorchester

Troy City


Bell Crossing

History of Bell Crossing


Broadmore

History of Broadmore
Broadmore Photos - Shriver store and pond - Contributed by Norman K. Horack


Camp Grove

History of Camping Grove (Ford's 1860 Marshall County History)
History of Camp Grove, Marshall Co IL
Local News Articles (1915 - Henry Republican)


Custer

History of Custer  
Photo of Custer Train Station  (Courtesy John Focci)



Evans Station

History of Evans Station
News From Evans Station
The establishment of the Evans Post Office
Local Gossip from June 1879 (Henry Republican)

Held

History of Held
Miscellaneous News Items (February 18, 1904, Henry Republican)

Henry

Early History /Accidents /  The Henry Bridge / Historic Fires and Disasters / Prominent Citizens / Manufacturing and Businesses   /   Miscellaneous News Items/  Henry Photos


History of Henry

History of Henry (Ford's Marshall County History - 1860)

Early Henry History

  • Pioneer Life Around Henry (Letters were written by G.M. Locke  to the Henry News Republican in 1921 concerning his father, Silas Locke's journey and early life in Marshall County.)
  • Early Days in Marshall County (Taken from the Henry News Republcian)
  • Visit to Henry (Taken From the Daily Alton Telegraph, March 15, 1853 and the Alton Weekly Courier, Dec 6, 1855) - describes Heny in 1855 and gives a brief history of the village.
  • The population of Henry (June 6, 1857, Courier Newspaper)
  •  A Visit to Henry (May 20, 1880, reprinted in the Henry Republican from the Peoria Democrat)
  • Fishing At Henry (June 5, 1875 Tonica News, Tonica IL)



Accidents


Businesses and Manufacturing



Prominent Citizens

  • The First Postmaster of Henry - (Article written about the early life history of Hooper Warren - Henry News Republican)
  • Death of Wm. B. Duke (As a Banker and Business Man Did Much for the Building Up of This Community)
  • Robert Davis (The Wealthiest Farmer in the State of Illinois - Robert Davis (Copied from the El Paso Journal and printed in the Henry Republican June 20, 1878), The Death of Mr. Robert Davis (Henry Republican, November 13, 1879) and The Davis Obsequies (Henry Republican, November 20, 1879)


The Henry Bridge


Historic Fires and Disasters In Henry 


Miscellanous News Items From Early Henry Newspapers, Henry, IL


LOCAL NEWS



Burglaries and Thefts


Riverboat News


Photos

  • Henry Photos - donated by Dawn Coen (Photo of the Henry Bridge, Henry Central Park, Henry Lock and Dam)
  • Play Photos - Contributed by Paul Hennefeld Paul writes: "My father Albert Hennefeld lived in Henry, Illinois before World War One. He worked for The Henry Republican. After the war he married my mother in the Bronx, New York. My sister Florence Nibbling died last September, and i have just received these photos. They were taken in Henry about 100 years ago. My father is the guy in the black tights. I don't know anything about these photos. What play they were in, when it was, or who the other persons in these photos are.  Thought you would enjoy these."
  • 1906 Henry High School Class Photo - Contributed by Thomas Mead
  • 1910 Henry High School Class Photo - Contributed by Thomas Mead
Holton

Santa Fe abandons facilities at Holton (March 19, 1931 - Taken From the Henry News Republican)

Lacon

History and Historical Sketches


Disasters


Miscellaneous News Items


PHOTOS

LaRose

History of LaRose

News Items From the Past

La Prairie Center

History of La Prairie Center

NEWS

Lawn Ridge

History of Lawn Ridge
History of Lawn Ridge Settlement (Ford's 1860 Marshall County History)

Community News and Local Gossip
Lyons

History of Lyons(Ford's Marshall County History - 1860)
Pattonsburg

History of Pattonsburg
History of Pattonsburg (Ford's Marshall County History - 1860)

Pea Ridge

History of Pea Ridge

Rutland

History of Rutland
History of Rutland (Ford's Marshall County History - 1860)

Saratoga (Center)

Community News and Local Gossip

Sparland

Village History and Historical Sketches


Pioneers


Disasters


Pictures and Photos


Miscellaneous News

North Steuben

Local Gossip - February 18, 1915 (Henry Repbublican)
Steuben

History of Steuben

Toluca

HISTORY

History of Toluca

1903 Toluca, Marshall County IL Tax Assessment - Bennington (the Orginal Town) and Santa Fe Addition

The Antioch Christian Church, Toluca, IL


1908 Train Wreck in Toluca


NEWS ITEMS


News Items From the Toluca Star Newspaper : Miscellaneous news items of interest from the early years of Toluca and Marshall County's History and Growth


Toluca Star Herald, March 22, 1929 edition, Toluca, Illinois

  • Page 1 (High School News, County News, Marriages and Obits)
  • Page 2 (Varna news items, News Items from the past, advertisements)
  • Page 3 - (Toluca Election Notification and lots of advertisement)
  • Page 4  (Bond notice, Local Gossip, Sheriff's Sale, Church News)
  • Page 5 (Advertisement, Local Gossip)



PHOTOS AND PICTURES
Toluca Photos From the Past

Bayless Family Photos (courtesy Julie Bayless)


Ads From The Past - (Wonderful Color Slides From the early 1900's for Litchfield Hardware Store - courtesy Ken Miller)

Toluca Advertisements - Bayless Lumber (1956), Gerardo's Grocery (1919), Erdtmann Tailoring (1903)

Does anyone know what this is?  The owner of this medal or token would like information on J.J. Bamrick or what it was for.  

Plain Crash Photo   (Courtesy Minnie Gerth Kirwan and Nancy Kirwan)

Varna

Village History and Historical Sketches
History of Varna
Letter From Varna (Henry Republican, 1872)
Short Sketch of Varna  (Taken From the Henry Republican, August 27, 1874)


Family Histories and Photos
Arndt photos   - Donated by Dawn Coen

  • Ed and Emma (Quiram) Ardnt's Wedding
  • Ed and Emma Ardnt's Wedding Anniversary Photo
  • Ed and Emma 50th Wedding Anniversay (news article)
  • Photo of Anna Auguste Bertha Arndt and Maria Rosina Pauline Arndt

Schoof photos and family history - Donated by Dawn Coen

  • The Schoof Home
  • Ernest and Alvina Shoof's Wedding
  • Ernest and Alvina Shoof's 50th Wedding Anniversary Photo
  • Obituaries of Ernest and Alivan Shoof (News articles)

Kemnitz photos - Donated by Dawn Coen (William and Laura Kemnitz and their children)
Family Photos of the Otto and Lenz Familes - Donated by Dawn Coen
Family Photos of the Quiram Family - Donated by Dawn Coen
Family Photos of the Wehling Family - Donated by Dawn Coen

Pictures and Photos
The Varna Grade School - Donated by Dawn Coen
The 1930 Varna Graduation Class
1918 Confirmation Class for St. Paul's Lutheran Church - Donated by Dawn Coen
1926 Conrimation Class for St. Paul's Lutheran Church  - Donated by Dawn Coen
1927-28 Varna 7th and 8th Grade Class - Donated by Dawn Coen
Grade School Class - 1920's - Donated by Dawn Coen
Varna High School - 1923 - Donated by Dawn Coen
St. Paul's Parochial School - 1885  - Donated by Dawn Coen
 St. Paul's Parochial School abt. 1890 - Donated by Dawn Coen
St. Paul's Parochial School 1914 - Donated by Dawn Coen
Miscellaneous Varna Photos - Page 1 (August Schoof Residence, Mrs. Alvina Faulk, American House, Alta Fahsbender, Brown and Olson Store, Cora Faulk) - Donated by Dawn Coen
 Miscellaneous Varna Photos - Page 2 (Threshing on Wrights Farm near Varna 1909, Mrs. Olive (Held) Brown, Varna High School - 1911, Varna Grain Bins, Charlie and Norma Johnson, Martins Home Cafe, Florence Jenkins) - Donated by Dawn Coen
Miscellaneous Varna Photos - Page 3  (Walter Falk, Main Street, Varna, IL, Reinhardt Petrich and Ottila Schwanke, Oscar Olson, Frank Grill, Mrs. Nimke) - Donated by Dawn Coen

NEWS
Miscellaneous News Items

  • Trouble with the wells
  • New well (Jan. 1, 1875); New store (Apr. 8, 1875)
  • Local News, March 29, 1883


Local News (March 25, 1915)

Webster

History of Webster
Wenona

Village History and Historical Sketches
History of Wenona
History of Wenona (Ford's Marshall County History - 1860)

Disasters
The Great Wenona Fire of 1870 (Twenty seven businesses were lost - including the depot)
 1876 Wenona Fire

Pictures and Photos
Wenona Hunters- late 1800's (Photo - Courtesy Peggy Cacciamatta)
Main Street, Wenona IL, Early 1900's - Donated by Dawn Coen
Zion Lutheran Church, Wenona, IL - Donated by Dawn Coen
Coal Shaft and Mine - donated by  Dawn Coen

Wenona Family Histories
The History of the Michael Nazy Family by James Nazy  

Miscellaneous News
The Wenona Fair ( Taken from the Henry Republican, 1872 - includes a short paragraph on some of Wenona's citizens)
The 1875 Wenona Fair Premium List
The History of Wenona Schools
Wenona High School Graduates 1885-1920
Coal Mine News
Wenona Post Office Robbed (Henry Republican, May 1873)
1875 Election Results
 The Father Matthew Society (Henry Republican, Aug. 1876) 
Business Failures at Wenona (Henry Republican, Feb. 28, 1878)
New Bank Organized (Henry Republican, March 21, 1878)
Local Gossip January 26, 1882 (Broaddus-Wright Wedding and Children's Vaccinations)
Local Gossip October 19, 1882 (Mine News and Work-Turner Wedding Announcement)
1883 Local Gossip
Farms Quarantined for Foot and Mouth Disease (Henry News Republican, March 4, 1915)
 South Whitefield

Local Gossip from the Henry Repblican (1915)
Wilburn

The History of Wilburn, Marshall County Illinois  Written by Nancy Piper for Genealogy Trails
More Wilburn History  - Contributed by Roy Giannotti  
1930 Federal Census for Wilburn (Contained 18 households and 67 residents)
Postcards of Wilburn, Illinois  - View of the Oil Plant (Donated by Sharon Kopina)
Postcard of Wilburn, Illinois-  View of the village and oil plant, looking east  (Donated by Sharon Kopina)

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