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Village of Hoyleton, Illinois
&
Hoyleton Township
History

Washington County, Illinois

 
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Hoyleton population was listed as 520 on the 2000 U S Census
 
Zip Code : 62803
     Telephone Area Code : 618
          Central Time Zone
                Latitude : 38.442
                     Longitude : -89.273
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Hoyleton Monument
Photograph Furnished by : Marsha L. Ensminger © 2008
 
      The Hoyleton area was settled in the early to mid 1800's. The early settlers included many immigrants of German descent.
 
      There were many of the one-room schools through out the region in the early years. For the past fifty years or so, Hoyleton has a public school and a Trinity Lutheran School. The public school system is Hoyleton Consolidated District #29, having grades Kindegarten through Eighth grade.
 
At one time there was a two-year High School in the basement of the grade school building, which was discontinued in 1952 with the area in the eastern part of School District #29 is in the Centralia High School District #200 and the Village of Hoyleton and the area to the west is in Nashville Community High School District #99.
 
      In 1901 the village of Hoyleton granted H. William Rixmann and Henry F. Rixmann the right to build the first telephone line within the village limits. The Rixman Telephone Company merged with the Okaw Commercial Telephone Co. in 1956 that later was taken over by the Continental Telephone Co.

Hoyleton Depot
Hoyleton Depot
ILL. SOU. Depot, Hoyleton, ILL.
Postcard photograph courtesy of Frank Absher

 
VILLAGE FIRE BELL
432 LBS.

Was brought to Hoyleton in the mid to late 1800's serving as an alarm bell from 1914 to 1948. Served the congregation of the Bethel Methodist Church located east of Hoffmann from 1949 to 1961. In 1962 the bell disappeared. July 10, 1983 returned to Hoyleton by Henry Reinkensmeyer and Mel illegible
Hoyleton Fire BellMonument
Photograph Furnished by : Marsha L. Ensminger © 2008
Given and dedicated to the citizens past present and future of Hoyleton Illinois by American Legion Claude Earl Post 7887

 
Families & Related Items
 
little paper icon   The Origins of the Word and Name B R I N K
By : Dr. David S. Wulfman
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little book icon   Hoffmanns 1662 - 1972
By : Bernice Rheinhardt
transcribed & edited by : By : Dr. David S. Wulfman
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little paper icon   Newman and Haun Families in Illinois
By : Roscoe E. Peithman
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little paper icon   Newman Land Acquisitions
By : Roscoe E. Peithman
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little paper icon   Descendants of Heinrich & Maria Rixman
By : Patricia Graf Kelly
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little paper icon   Ernst Heinrich Schnake Farm
Peithmann and Schnake Families in Illinois
By : Roscoe E. Peithman
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Cemeteries
 
little cemetery icon   Brink   View
 
little cemetery icon   Evangelical - Old Zion   View
 
little cemetery icon   Evangelical Zion - New   No Information
 
little cemetery icon   Holley     (Boatright)   View
 
little cemetery icon   Hoyleton Lutheran   No Information
 
little cemetery icon   Hoyleton Village   View
 
little cemetery icon   Kleemann   View
 
little cemetery icon   Krughoff   View
 
little cemetery icon   Meyers   View
 
little cemetery icon   New Minden - Old   No Information
 
little cemetery icon   North Prairie M. E.   View
 
little cemetery icon   St. John's Evangelical Lutheran   No Information
 
little cemetery icon   Volbrock   No Information
 
 
Schools
 
little school icon   Hoyleton Schools        current photos   View
 
little school icon   Pleasant Hill School, District No. 32
By : Roscoe E. Peithman
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Current Photos
 
    Hoyleton Elevator   View
 
 
Other Historical Items
 
little book icon   Hoyleton Bank Loan Book 1856 - 1899
6 Pages     Contains some Lands Descriptions, etc.
By : Gloria Dettleff
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  Hoyleton Orphan's Home   View
 
little book icon   Out Of The Past
Growing up on a family farm in
Washington County, Hoyleton Township, Illinois, (1913-1934).

By : Roscoe E. Peithman
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