What's New
at Mason Co, Illinois
Genealogy Trails

Areas of this site that have been recently added or updated

September 2017

Military

  • World War I Draft Registrations - Complete transcriptions for surnames starting with "G" and "I"


Funeral Cards

  • Gilmore, Thomas
  • Gillmore, Sarah


Wills
Wills transribed from "Record of Wills", Vol. A., 1866-1886:

  • Adkins, Joseph
  • Close, John
  • Corey, Mary
  • Enochs, Molcey
  • Heyl, Christian
  • Lienesch, Herman
  • Melton, Austin
  • Newell, Dennis
  • Stevens, Mary Holmes
  • Stoddard, Margaret


June 2017

Births
- All from newspaper announcements:

  • Bryant girl, 1875
  • Dierkus girl, 1875
  • Hudson boy, 1875
  • Riner boy, 1875


Marriages
- All from newspaper announcements:

  • Hiram Peden to Lizzie Rodgers, 1875
  • William Reed to Anna Smith, 1875
  • Benscoter Wedding & Anniversary Dinner, 1875


Military

  • World War I Draft Registrations - Complete transcriptions for surnames starting with "E" and "F"


Newspaper Articles

  • "Murders & Other Crimes"
    • Brief updates to the Lindsay murders story
    • Conehay's Pocketbook Stolen

  • "Political, Religioius & Organizations"
    • Good Templars Lodge Organized

  • "Accidents, Injuries & Illness":
    • Jno. Hopkins Ill
    • Williams Child Bit by Dog
    • Warnock Child Sick
    • Joyce Falls into Salt Creek

  • "Fires & Train Wrecks":
    • Fire at Walker's & Baltzell's
    • Fire at Linticum's
    • Attempted Train Wreck Foiled
    • Train Wreck Near Greenview
    • Train Wreck Near Natrona

  • "Misc. News":
    • Elsie Virgin Farm Sale
    • Adolph Krebaum's New Residence
    • Cullins' Lawsuit


Obituaries & Death Notices

  • Coats, Mr.
  • McDonald, M.E.
  • Morenus child
  • Russell, Edward


Wills
Wills transribed from "Record of Wills", Vol. A., 1866-1886:

  • Allen, John
  • Bonesteel, Margaret
  • Cloyes, John
  • Sappe, Henry
  • Wendell, William


February & March 2017

Marriages
- All from newspaper announcements:

  • Elopement of Carl Davis and Ellen Lamoreux, 1875
  • Mr. Campbell to Lizzie Benscoter, 1875
  • R. Langley to Emma Peppers, 1875
  • Peter Shonier to Lena Williams, 1875


Military

  • World War I Draft Registrations - Complete transcriptions for surnames starting with "C" and "D"


Newspaper Articles

  • Benscoter Loses Hand, 1875
  • Superintendent Has Accident, 1875
  • I.O.O.F. Officers Elected, 1875

Obituaries & Death Notices

  • Bell, Ettie
  • Mathers, Margaret
  • Place child


Wills
Wills transribed from "Record of Wills", Vol. A., 1866-1886:

  • Burnham, Persis
  • Fitzgerald, Patrick
  • Goodin, John
  • Hous, Ann
  • Hurley, Curtis
  • Meyer, Herman
  • Ott, Daniel
  • Rosebrough, William
  • Severns, Joel
  • Starrett, Perlina
  • Walker, Henry


December 2016

Military

  • World War I Draft Registrations - Complete transcriptions for surnames starting with "U" and "V"


September 2016

Military

  • World War I Draft Registrations - Complete transcriptions for surnames starting with "B", approx 350 names


Wills
Wills transribed from "Record of Wills", Vol. A., 1866-1886:

  • Baker, William H.
  • Craggs, Samuel
  • Kreiling, John
  • Lane, Jacob
  • Roberts, Daniel
  • Ryan, Maria
  • Schuyler, William
  • Stichtman, John
  • Strube, Dietrich
  • Sullivan, Job
  • Thee, John
  • Vaughn, George
  • Virgin, Aley
  • Weber, Catharine
  • Young, Martha


June 2016

Biographies

  • B.H. Killion (under "Misc Biographies")


Military
  • World War I Draft Registrations - Complete transcriptions for surnames starting with "A", "Y" and "Z". Some of these records contain a wealth of information such as employer, place of birth and physical descriptions. More will be added in the coming months.


Wills
Wills transribed from "Record of Wills", Vol. A., 1866-1886:

  • Appleman, Catharine
  • Childs, Gardner
  • Laue, Richard
  • LeSourd, John
  • McReynolds, Robert
  • Powers, William H.
  • Rainey, Philip
  • Raworth, John
  • Umdenstock, Mathias
  • Walter, Fredrick
  • Young, George


March 2016

Naturalizations

  • "Soldiers & Minors", 1865-1880, Circuit Court, complete transcription
  • "Soldiers & Minors", 1868-1902, County Court, complete transcription


December 2015

Naturalizations

  • "Second Papers", Volume "A", 1868-1902, County Court, complete transcription
  • "Naturalization Record, Final", Volume "A", 1859-1884, Circuit Court, complete transcription


Newspaper Articles

  • "Californai & Oregon Trail News" -- Account by a Mason County man who wrote home while traveling to California in 1849

Obituaries & Death Notices

  • Comer, William
  • Stith, Moses
  • Turner, John L.


Wills
Wills transribed from "Record of Wills", Vol. A., 1866-1886:

  • Allen, Mundie
  • Beale, David
  • Carman, Lucy
  • Corey, John
  • Hess, David
  • Miller, Margaretha
  • Odenwalt, Frederick
  • Patterson, James
  • Rankin, John
  • Scovil, Junius
  • Tracey, John
  • Wood, John & Hannah


September 2015

Naturalizations

  • "Naturalization Record, Final", Volume "A", 1859-1884, Circuit Court, partial transcription


Wills
Wills transribed from "Record of Wills", Vol. A., 1866-1886:

  • Lewis, Maddison
  • Limbach, Gerhard
  • Tamblyn, Daniel
  • Sweeney, Harvey
  • Woesta, John


June 2015

Naturalizations

  • "Naturalizaton Record Intention", Circuit Court, 1859-1886, complete transcription now online
  • "Declarations of Intention", County Court, 1861-1906, complete transcription


Wills
Wills transribed from "Record of Wills", Vol. A., 1866-1886:

  • Ambrose, Jacob
  • Beebe, Alonzo
  • Blunt, Robert
  • Chandler, Isaac
  • Briggs, Mary
  • Hamilton, James
  • Hindman, Martha
  • Johnson, Nancy K.
  • Knox, Elijah
  • Lewis, Elizabeth
  • McCarty, Jacob
  • Phelps, Sarah
  • Sikes, E.H.
  • Sonnemeier, John
  • Stout, William
  • Swing, Abram
  • Wahlfeld, John
  • Wheeler, John
  • White, William
  • Young, William


Queries
Updated with a query for the KAMPE family


March 2015

Census

  • 1870 Census - Allen's Grove Township - Pages 6-8 have been added


Naturalizations

  • "Naturalizaton Record Intention", Circuit Court, 1859-1886, partial transcription now online


Newspaper Articles

  • Preston Metzker Killed at Camp Meeting, 1857
  • Fred Bruning Shot by Constable, 1875


Wills

  • "Record of Wills", Vol. A., 1866-1886 - Index has been transcribed


September 2014

Census

  • 1855 State Census - Pages 23, 24 & 25 are transcribed
  • 1870 Census - Allen's Grove Township - Pages 1-5 now complete


June 2014

Guardian Bonds
  • Volume "B" is now complete, with pages 136 through 198 being added this month. A complete index has also been created


Obituaries & Death Notices

  • Euteneuer, Jacob Sr.
  • Euteneuer, Jacob Jr.


Surnames

  • Rogers/Rodgers
  • Scovil


March 2014

Census
  • 1860 Industrial Schedule has been transcribed


Guardian Bonds

  • Transcriptions of pages 118 through 135 have been added for Volume "B"


Obituaries & Death Notices

  • Smith, Edith
  • Vaughn, Harry
  • Vaughn, Ida
  • Vaughn, James
  • Vaughn, Julius
  • Vaughn, Leola
  • Vaughn, Wilma


December 2013

Cemeteries


Guardian Bonds

  • Transcriptions of pages 106 through 117 have been added for Volume "B"
  • Index for Volume "C" has been added


Obituaries & Death Notices

  • Dean, Luetta
  • Haughey, James
  • Merritt, Charles
  • Riggins, Elizabeth
  • Sidebottom, Irvin


September 2013

Cemeteries
  • Langston Cemetery has a partial reading and photos, contributed by Al & Carole Martin


Guardian Bonds

  • Transcriptions of pages 2-105 have been added (approx 1/2 of the book)


Newspaper Articles

  • News snippet of the marriage of Milo Pierson & Alice McElvain in 1883, contributed by Jim Dezotell
  • "Saidora Woman Insane", 1915


Obituaries & Funeral Cards

  • Funeral card added for Alberta Nall, contributed by Ernest Nall
  • Death notice for John Morey Sr, formerly of Forest City
  • Obituary for Gloria Kaler


Surnames

  • Colwell
  • Freisner/Friesner
  • Furneaux
  • Mahon
  • Shoemaker/Shumaker


June 2013

Guardian Bonds
  • Complete index to Volume "B", 1866-1875


Newspaper Articles

  • Tornado Near Mason City, 1871
  • James Mibbs Shoots Brother, 1912
  • Murder of Mr. & Mrs. John Becker, 1916 (seven additional articles have been added)


March 2013
Previous Updates

Biographies

  • Biography for Daniel H. Staley (listed under Misc. Bios)

Cemeteries

  • Baker Cemetery has a complete listing and photos of all stones found, contributed by Al & Carole Martin
  • Bath Cemetery updated with corrections & additional information for Gerard Henry Havighorst, Henry & William Heberling, and new listing & photo for Adriana Angeli, submitted by Greg Williamson and Pat Larrabee
  • Fairview Cemetery has been updated with photos for Scott & Jennie Lane, contributed by Greg Williamson
  • Laurel Hill Cemetery updated with photos & listings for: Ruby, Isaac, Rebecca, Richard & Michael Williamson, Addison & Lowell Lane, John & Lora Briney, George & Gertie Ermeling, Ryan Clifford & Karen Jane
  • Morgan/Webb/Crane Creek Cemetery has been updated with a full listing and photos, contributed by Al & Carole Martin


Schools

  • Anderson School has a class photo for 1926 added, contributed by Ernest Nall

Surnames

  • Callaway/Calloway
  • Euteneuer
  • Houston
  • Keefer
  • Ohl

Queries

  • Queries added for researchers seeking information on surnames Botzum, Taylor, Beck & Rummerfield

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