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ANNIVERSARIES

BIOGRAPHIES

BIRTHS

CENSUS

CEMETERY LISTINGS

COUNTY HISTORY

DEATHS

COURT RECORDS

MARRIAGES

MILITARY

NEWSPAPERS

SCHOOLS

VILLAGE HISTORY

 

RECENT  UPDATES

June 2015

MARRIAGES
1862 Marriage Notices:
DAVIDSON-LYON, COOMBS-APPLEGATE, BAXER-WARELL, WILLIAMSON-NICHOLSON, PRICE-QUINN

DEATHS
Death Notices:
Daniel Lee

NEWSPAPERS
Administrative Notices:
MATTHIAS STURM, JOSEPH POTTER , RACHEL DIXON
Fires:
Fire at Mr. Rockwell's Residence Controlled
Accidents:
Charles Hartley Severely Injured
Goverment:
1862 Township Elections
Military:
Henderson and Dewolf Promoted
Schools:
1885 Spring Picnic for District Number Five School
Birthday Parties:
 Party for Katie McIntee's 21st Birthday
Toulon News:
John Hook Starts Restaurant Business
Wady Petra News:
January 1875 Local Gossip
Bradford News:
June 1885 Local Gossip


January 2015

MARRIAGES
1859-1860 Marriages: Dewey-Dewey, Green-Gentry, Wright-Monerief, Headley-Rhodes, Inman-Cole, Dickenson-Church, Brown-Hawkes, Green-Colburn, Smith-Shockley, Henderson-Turner, Colwell-Barr, Davis-Brunson, Wilson-Faulconer

DEATHS
Obits: Arnold Macklin, Mrs. Julia Rhodes

NEWSPAPERS
Crime News: Nathaniel Basham Horse Stolen, Elit Stockner Found Not Guilty, Jeremiah Hayes' Horse Stolen, Attempted Robbery of Mr. Chase's Store, Boys Arrested for Robbing Lowman and Culbertson Stores, Robert Marlatt Murder (Robert Marlatt Murdered by Patrick O'Donnell - O'Donnell Breaks Out of Jail - McMahan Arrested for Helping O'Donnell)
Accident News: Mrs. Sparks Killed in Accident, William Johnson Breaks Ankle, Joseph Rhodes' Son Injured, Isaac Matthews Killed in Accident, Royal Arnold Injured in Accident, John Murphy Accidently Poisoned, Cowperthwaite Family Injured in Sleigh Accident
Court News: April 1859 Circuit Court, Feb 1862 County Court
Fires and Other Disasters: John Farmer Mill Destroyed by Fire
Miscellaneous News: Dr. Copestake Moves to West Jersey, E. S. Brodhead Police Magistrate, Mr. Reed's Shoe Store,
Thomas and Brown Drug Store in Wyoming, Willett's Hardware and Rhodes' Music Lessons, Charles Stone's Meat Market, Dr. Hall's Party, Stark County Fair, Olof Johnson Helps During Train Layover, Mr. Perkey's Grist Mill, James Henderson Appointed Master in Chancery, Maying Party, James Henderson Joins Army, Herbert Mokler Starts for Nebraska
Wyoming News: 1859 SKETCH OF WYOMING


November 2014: News-Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Brode ; Misc News: Wilkinson Family To Move to Kansas, Barnum Divorce Case, 1902 Old Settler's Celebration, Mr. Walters Now in Business in Kansas, Winn and Drinnen Meet After 30 Years, Cooper Divorce, Cronin Buys Price Farm; Obits: William Marriner; Bio: Ashton C. Shallenberger
June 2014: Obit: Mrs. Edith Auble; News: Visiting News: Names mentioned - Mina Combs, Ruby Nelson, W. H. Strike, Oliver Strike, James White, Charles Blust, Arthur Reams, Mrs. Frank Chamberlain, Mrs. Cecil More, Mrs. Lester McLenna, Joan McLennan, L.L. Long, Mrs. Aurilla Courson, Mrs. Nancy Pyle, Walter Jackson, Joseph Hayes, Bertha Hayes, Mrs. John Lady, Mrs. Mollie Churchill, Mrs. Younker, Mrs. George Rash, Mrs. N. A. Bass, Henry Ballentine , Mrs. E. C. Gingrich, Mrs. C. W. Kamerer, Mr. Oliver W. Whittaker
March 2014: Obituaries: Hattie E. Fast Ernest H. Loyd Josephine (Caldwell) Loveless Mrs. Orville Poston Louisa Starr Himes John Milton Zook
October 2013: PMILITARY 1883 Pensioner's List - Transcribed by Dee Notaro
August 2013: CEMETERY LISTINGS Eagleston Family Cemetery - Contributed by Randy Irwin
May 2013: DEATHS Mary Lu Retta (Imes) Bertholf, Dora M. (Simmerman) Hess, Sarah (Bennett) McLennan, Mary (Miller) McVey, Adda L. Smith
March 2013: BIOGRAPHIES EVANS Merritt H, - Transcribed by Anna Parks
October 2012: BIOGRAPHIES NANCE, Albinus - Transcribed by Richard Ramos
July 2012: Culver-Maddox
May 2012: Obituary: Humphrey Avery

 Stark County
Convicts in the Joliet Prison


Stark County
Established: March 2, 1839 (Laws, 1839, p. 229)
Named for John Stark, a soldier of the French and Indian wars, a Major General of the Revolution, who served with distinction at Bunker Hill, Trenton, Princeton, and Bennington.


Stark County Courthouse
130 West Main Street
Toulon, IL 61483
County Clerk: (309) 286-5911
Circuit Clerk: (309) 286-5941
Recorder: (309) 286-5911


Townships of Stark County

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Elmira
Essex
Goshen
Osceola
Penn
Toulon
Valley
West Jersey

Present area, or parts of it, formerly included in:

1825 1839 - Putnam
1829 1839 -
Knox
1823 1825 -
Fulton
1821 1823 -
Pike
1812 1821 -
Madison
1801 1812 -
St. Clair
County Seat:
1841 Toulon

 


Surrounding Counties

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Stark County Is Bordered By These Neighboring Counties

HENRY

BUREAU

MARSHALL

KNOX

PEORIA

 
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