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.
George W. Hunt, John Swaney, James Swaney, Nancy (Raley) Swaney Moffitt, George Griffith, Sarah (Kirk) Griffith, Sarah (Griffith) Swaney, J. C. and Carrie M. (Read) Bacon, Emory C., Bacon, Susan L (Ash) Bacon, Henry B. Kays , Rachel (Read) Kays, John A. Kays, J. H. Hartenbower, Anna A. (McCaleb) Hartenbower, Theodosia Holmes (Lyon) Williams, William Hunter Williams
From June 14, 1883 Henry Republican
Oxbow Community News
Magnolia Community News
Quaker Lane Community News
Hennepin News: A.T. Purviance visits Henry
Crime News: John Shimkus Kills Self and Family, Bank President, Ben Hoyle Foils Holdup Try
Misc News: Carr Brothers Win Grand Championship at Hog Show, Mrs. Grace Davis Leaves Trust for Students, Granville Sees First Train
Obits and Death Notices: Mrs. Catherine (Wolf) Ioerger, Bartoli Marchetti, John Wilson, Charles H. Bevins
Crime News: Shooting Between Riley Roberts and John Haws
Mineral Springs Local News from June 7, 1883
Obits James Ellsworth Taylor
Marriage Notice: Miller-Bresson, Bruer-Iverger
Surrounding Counties and Helpful Links