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Putnam County, Illinois History and Genealogy


Hi, my name is Nancy Piper and I am the host for Putnam, Bureau, LaSalle and Marshall Counties. My ancestors came to Illinois over 150 years ago and settled in the tiny village of Florid, which is no longer even a name on a map.  I've always been a "history buff" and these pages let me help share the world my "findings". On these pages you will find the information pertaining to the history of Putnam County.  Our goal is to have available free of charge as much information as possible and will be adding continuously to these pages, so check back often.    

I am unable to do any personal research.

If you have any information to add for Putnam County, please E-mail me. 




Cenus Records

Cemetery Listings

County History



Family History







Township History

Village History

Wills and Probate Records

Previous Updates

  Obituaries and Death Notices 

Recent Updates
September 2018
Ox Bow and Magnolia Community News from August 2, 1883
Marriage Notice: Bertsch-Mattern
Bios: Henry L. White, Hiram P. White

July 2018
Family History: Isaac Sprague - Contributed by Zoiya Holland-Tate

June 2018
From the June 1883 Henry News Republican
June 12th and 26th Community News for Quaker Lane, Magnolia, Putnam and Mineral Springs
Magnolia News: H. T. Fairchild of Magnolia Mail Sub-contractor
Marriage Notice: Wikins-Phillips
Death Notice: Mr. Coe, Thomas Oldham, Ella Gibson
News-Birthday: Irving E. Broaddus 11th Birthday
News- Weather: Severe Storm Makes 6 ft Hole
News-Accident: Son of Mr. Moreau Attacked by Horse
Biography: Luther Dickenson Gunn, Emirancy (Collins) Gunn

May 2018

Obit: Sophia Jane Glass - Contributed by Jack C. Henning
1900's Marriage Notice: Hyler-Bowers - Contributed by Jack C. Henning

The Putnam Record, January 23, 1907 - Contributed by Jack C. Henning

  • Obit: John and Jane (Mann) Henning
  • Wedding Announcement: . James A. Patten and Mrs. Mary W. Moore
  • Hennepin News: Harold Markley's Leg, Walker Purviance Visiting, Mary Holbeck Visiting, J. E. Taylor visits Peoria, Wonser Hardware Store Appraisal, Laura Reavy Critically Ill, Miner Penniman Visiting Mother, Frank Monroe's Pony Sick, E. E. Wonser, J. W. Turner, Dr. McCormick, Benj. Sutcliffe, Mrs. Sarah and Miss Cora Burnham, Mrs. A. T. Purviance, John M. Leach, Howard Smith
  • Death Notice: Eugene Klein, infant son of John I. Peterson
  • Florid News
  • Granville News
  • Propville News

March 2018
Bios: Victor C. Kays, Archibald Wilson Hopkins
Marriage Notice: Weston-Eames (1841)
July 5, 1883 Quaker Lane News
July 5, 1883 Magnolia News
Death Notice: Johnson J. Coe (1883)

Surrounding Counties and Helpful Links

Marshall County, IL History and Genealogy
LaSalle County, IL History and Genealogy
Bureau County, IL History and Genealogy

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