Pioneers
of
Menard and Mason Counties

Made up of personal reminiscenses of an early life in Menard County, which we gathered in a Salem Life from 1830 to 1840, and a Petersburg Life from 1840 to 1850; including personal reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln and Peter Cartwright

By T.G. Onstott
Forest City, Illinois, 1902

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Index

 
CHAPTER XXIV
 
History of Mason County
 
Page 253
 
 
 
 
CHAPTER XV
 
Havana Township
 
Page 260
City of Havana
 
Page 264
 
 
 
 
CHAPTER XXVI
 
Bath Township
 
Page 267
The County Seat Question
 
Page 273
 
 
 
 
CHAPTER XXVII
 
Lynchburg Township
 
Page 278
 
 
 
 
CHAPTER XXVIII
 
Quiver Township
 
Page 283
 
 
 
 
CHAPTER XXIX
 
Forest City Township
 
Page 289
 
 
 
 
CHAPTER XXX
 
Manito Township
 
Page 294
The Allwood Tragedy
 
Page 301
Village of Manito
 
Page 302
 
 
 
 
CHAPTER XXXI
 
Allen's Grove Township
 
Page 305
Village of San Jose
 
Page 309
 
 
 
 
CHAPTER XXXII
 
Pennsylvania Township
 
Page 311
 
 
 
 
CHAPTER XXXIII
 
Sherman Township
 
Page 316
 
 
 
 
CHAPTER XXXIV
 
Mason City Township
 
Page 321
City Public Schools
 
Page 327
Religions Societies
 
Page 327
 
 
 
 
CHAPTER XXXV
 
Kilbourne Township
 
Page 331
Village of Kilbourne
 
Page 336
 
 
 
 
CHAPTER XXXVI
 
Crane Creek Township
 
Page 338
Walker's Grove
 
Page 342
Religious Services
 
Page 343
 
 
 
 
CHAPTER XXXVII
 
Salt Creek
 
Page 345
 
 
 
 
CHAPTER XXXVIII
 
Henry Onstot
 
Page 351
The Old Home
 
Page 353
Sand Burrs
 
Page 355
 
 
 
 
CHAPTER XXXXIX
 
Pen Picture of Col. John E. Neikirk
 
Page 357
Reverdy J. Onstot
 
Page 360
A Hustler
 
Page 361
 
 
 
 
CHAPTER XL
 
The Early Settlement of Havana
 
Page 365
An Indian Battle at Havana
 
Page 368
 
 
 
 
CHAPTER XLI
 
The Old Havana Hotel
 
Page 373
The Early Settlement of Mason County
 
Page 377
Spring Lake
 
Page 379
 
 
 
 
CHAPTER XLIL
 
Havana from 1845 to 1860
 
Page 384
The Churches
 
Page 387
Robert McReynolds
 
Page 390
The Howell Family
 
Page 392
Other Old Settlers
 
Page 392
 
 
 
 
CHAPTER XLIII
 
Dr. Charles Newton
 
Page 395
The Old and the New
 
Page 397
Riverside Park
 
Page 399

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