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Formed in 1836 out of Cook and LaSalle counties, McHenry County is the sixth largest county, in terms of population,
in the state of Illinois. It was named for Major William McHenry, an Indian fighter who died in Vandalia in 1835.
The County originally stretched all the way east to Lake Michigan, with the county seat centrally in McHenry, but
in 1839, the eastern townships of the county were carved out to form
Its county seat is Woodstock, Illinois
Website Updates: May 2017: obits/deaths for :ELLSWORTH, POWERS, CLEARY, RITT, CARPENTER, MACKEY, CONLEY, CURTIS; Sicklist for UTECH. Gossip news and probate notices. Marriage Announcements/licenses for ZINK-SMITH, SMITH-COVELL
Jan 2017: Early Parishoners of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Crime news
June 2016: Family Records of MACKEY family; crime news re: ELLSWORTH. Obit for DONNELLY
Jan 2016: 1896 GAR Post Roster
Mar 2015: obit for BURGIT
Aug 2014: 1883 Pensioners; marriage announcement for HOES-REYNOLDS