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.
John H. Weissenburger, David L. and Elizabeth (Daggar) Whitten, Thorton Wilson, Garrison Wilson,
William W. Hiltabrand, Isaac and Elizabeth (Hailey) Hiltabrand, George Hiltabrand, Benjamin F. Hiltabrand, Henry F. Hartenbower, Christian Hartenbower, Jeremiah Hartenbower
Mineral Springs: Community News and Local Gossip (May 10 and May 17, 1883)
Hennepin: Community News and Local Gossip (May 10, 1883)
Magnolia: Community News and Local Gossip (May 10, 1883)
Ox Bow: Community News and Local Gossip (May 10 and May 17, 1883)
Putnam (Village): Community News and Local Gossip (May 17 and May 31, 1883)
Quaker Lane: Community News and Local Gossip (May 31, 1883)
Clear Creek: Community News and Local Gossip (May 17, 1883)
Lake Snachwine News: Grand Opening of the Undercliff (1883)
News-Fires: 1883 Fire in Putnam IL
1883 Marriage Notice: Waugh-Tures
Birth Notices: Denning, Wilson, Grubbs
Surrounding Counties and Helpful Links