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McLean County, Illinois
History and Genealogy

Birth Announcements

August 17, 1882: Born At Bloomington, Aug. 14, a son, 12 pounds to Thomas and Maggie H. Barnes of Bloomington and grandson to Thomas and Rosania Barnes of Saratoga, Marshall County.
[The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois; submitted by: Nancy Piper]

Jan. 2, 1959: McLean County’s first baby of the New Year is Wade Irvin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Irvin of Danvers. Little Wade was born at Mennonite Hospital.
[The Pantagraph - How Time Flies by: Jack Keefe]

Jan. 2, 1984: Dietrich Edward Poppe was born into this world as Twin Cities’ first baby of 1984. His parents are Terry and Jane Poppe of LeRoy. Little Dietrich was born at Brokaw Hospital where his mother and grandmother are both nurses.
[The Pantagraph - How Time Flies by: Jack Keefe]

Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Purdum of South Stanford are the parents of a baby daughter, born Tuesday, February 10, 1925.[Source: "The Flora Journal-Record" (Clay Co., Ill.) 12 February 1925]

18 October 1928 - Mrs. and Mrs. John F. Rinkenberger, residing south of Gridley are the parents of twin girls born on Friday.
[Yesteryears in Gridley - Gridley Village Times - 23 October 2008]


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