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.
August 2015 Updates
1849 Buel Institute Fair Announced, Fourth Annual Fair of the Buel Institute 1849
Magnolia News: April 26, 1883 Local News (Names: Spencer, Turner, Haws, McIntosh, Dugan)
July 2015 Updates
Death Notices: Hiram R. Dunbar - contributed by Donald A. Ubben
Obituary: Bernhardt Leimbach, Emma D. (Kuhard) Leimbach - Contributed by Linda Williams
June 2015 Updates
1883 News for Magnolia (names mentioned: McGinnis, Coe, Thornton, Taylor, Cook, Haws, Stainbrook, and Hartsock.
1883 News for Ox Bow (names mentioned: Betler, Ransom, Stuart, Glenn, Gardner and Trone)
1883 News for Mineral Springs (names mentioned: Sparling, Stuart, Mateer, Shields, Bettler, Thompson, Glenn, Johnson, Hannum, Allen, Munson, Ransom, Travis, Hiltabrand, Graves, Pendleton and Gaylord)
Death Notices: Mrs. Horace Graves
Death-Obit: Sarah Jane Quimby - contributed by Suanne Nesland
January 2015 Updates
Marriage Notices: Henderson-Turner (1859), Gurnea-Unknown(1883), Veach-Sharland (1883), Curtis-Spencer (1883)
Obits: Orlando Dent, Mrs. James Philson, Harry A. W. Dumars, John Dinkey
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