Whiteside Co IL Genealogy & History


Whiteside County
Illinois


My name is Christine Walters, your Whiteside County Co-ordinator for "Genealogy Trails" which includes all of the United States. We are a totally free, not for profit organization, dedicated to the promotion of "Free Genealogical and Historical Information". Your Whiteside County family information is very important to all researchers, and I hope you will consider contributing it. Biographies, Obituaries, Family Stories, County and Township Histories, Photos, whatever you have, will be appreciated, and used in a free and open way.

   

Established January 16, 1836, Whiteside County was formed from Jo Davies and Henry Counties.
We are in the Northwestern section of Illinois.

The beautiful Rock River flows freely through our county and the Mississippi River borders it to the West. Most of Whiteside County is still Farm Country. Our towns are small in size but big hearted. The folks who live here number about 60,000 and all are considered friends. Whiteside County was named in honor of General Samuel Whiteside who distinguished himself as a brave and honorable officer who participated in the Indian Wars in this section of the country from 1812 until the close of the Black Hawk War. During the Black Hawk War he was first a Major, afterwards a Colonel, then a General of Volunteers. In his pursuit of Black Hawk in 1832, he passed through this section of Illinois and burned Prophetstown. He was a native of Rutherford County N.C. and came to the Illinois Territory about 1806, settling in what is now Madison County. He died in 1861 and was buried in Christian County Illinois. Gen. Whiteside was a man of high integrity, great sagacity, generous impulses and was highly esteemed by the people who knew him.

WHITESIDE COUNTY INTERESTS

BIBLE RECORDS

BIOGRAPHIES

BIRTHS

BUSINESS MEN
Sterling/Rock Falls 1896-1897

BUSINESS & MFG.

CEMETERIES

CENTENARIANS

CENSUS

CHURCHES

CONGRESS in WHITESIDE

CRIME & PUNISHMENT

DEATHS

DIARIES of CONRAD BENDER
DIARY of Conrad Bender 1875
DIARY of Conrad Bender 1882-83
DIARY of Conrad Bender 1883
DIARY of Conrad Bender 1884

GALLERY PHOTOS
MYSTERY PHOTOS

GOSSIP COLUMNS

HISTORY of WHITESIDE
by Fay Landis

LAND RECORDS

LOOKUP VOLUNTEERS
& RESEARCHERS

MARRIAGES
MARRIAGE NOTICES
ANNIVERSARIES +50
WEDDING NOTICES
DIVORCE

MILITARY

NATURALIZATIONS

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
NEWSPAPER HISTORY

OBITUARIES

OLD HOMES
OLD HOTELS
OLD MILLS
OLD MORRISON BLDGS
OLD SETTLERS
Old Settlers Registry
Old Settlers Picnic 1879
First Settlers Meeting 1858
Old Settlers 1893
Latest Old Settlers Meeting 1908

ORGANIZATIONS
Womens Suffrage Movement

ORPHANAGES

PIONEER
FAMILIES

POOR FARM
INSANE ASYLUM

Presbyterian Missionary
QUILT

REUNIONS

RIVERMEN of ALBANY
By Georgeann McClure

SCHOOLS

STORMS & FIRES

SURNAMES

TRIVIA

UNDERGROUND
RAILROAD

WILLS &
PROBATES

ROCK RIVER
History of the Rock River
Where The Rock River Flows

HOW THEY CAME
From the diary of Wm. C. Snyder
Written by Wayne Bastian

THE JOURNEY WEST
By Hermon Emmons

GOODBY to EMMA
By Mrs. Nancy Whitemore

MEMOIRS
of Maude (Ross) Bueche
The Early Days in Morrison

REMINISCENCES
By Emma Wilson Edwards

ZEST of the DAYS of 58
Mark Burghardt

SUFFERING & STARVATION
By Daniel Blue


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TOWNSHIP HISTORIES
CITY - TOWN - VILLAGE HISTORIES
And Other Interesting Things

Whiteside County Township Map

ALBANY Township

History of Albany Twp
History of Albany
The Mississippi River
Rivermen of Albany
Albany Business & Mfg.
Albany - A Pilgrimage

CLYDE Township

History of Clyde Twp





COLOMA TOWNSHIP
ROCK FALLS

History of Coloma Twp
History of Rock Falls
Rock Falls Fire Dept.
Rock Falls Business & Mfg.

ERIE Township

Early History of Erie
History of Erie Twp
History of Erie
Erie Business & Mfg.
Erie Flood 1938
Erie Flood 1946

FENTON Township

History of Fenton Twp


FULTON Township

History of Fulton Twp
Fulton Business & Mfg.
The Mississippi River

GARDEN PLAIN Twp.

History of Garden Plain Twp


GENESEE Township

History of Genesee Twp
History of Coleta
Coleta Baseball Team

HAHNAMAN Township

History of Hahnaman Twp
History of Deer Grove


HOPKINS Township

History of Hopkins Twp
History of Como
History of Empire
History of Galt

HUME Township

History of Hume Twp


JORDAN Township

History of Jordan Twp
The Stone School

LYNDON Township

History of Lyndon Twp
History of Lyndon
Anti-Liquor Petition Lyndon

MONTMORENCY Twp.

History of Montmorency Twp

MT. PLEASANT Twp.
MORRISON

History of Mt.Pleasant Twp
History of Jacobstown
History of Morrison
Morrison Library
Morrison Business & Mfg.
Morrison Silver Cornet Band
Eddie & Mark Schuler
NEWTON Township
History of Newton Twp

PORTLAND Township

History of Portland Twp

PROPHETSTOWN Twp.

History of Prophetstown Twp
Prophetstown Business & Mfg.
Prophetstown Flood 1938



STERLING Township

History of Sterling Township
History-City of Sterling
History of Emerson
Emerson General Store
Sterling Around 1854
Baseball Sterling 1908
Biking in Sterling
Sterling Airport
Sterling Fire Department
Sterling Business & Mfg.
Woodlawn Mineral Springs

TAMPICO Township

History of Tampico Twp
History of Tampico
Tampico Business & Mfg.

UNION GROVE Twp

History of Unon Grove Twp

USTICK Township

History of Ustick Twp


BLOGS, LIBRARIES, SOCIETIES & WEBSITES

Tampico Historical Society

Erie Public Library

BLOGS
Glimpses of Fulton
Whiteside Glimpses
Websites/Links

Morrison - Odell Public Library

Morrison Heritage Museum

Sterling Daily Gazette Index

Sterling Public Library

WHITESIDE COUNTY
Government

RONALD REAGAN
Born in Tampico, Whiteside Co IL

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SURROUNDING COUNTIES

Henry County

Bureau County

Rock Island County

Ogle County

Lee County

Carroll County

 

Clinton IA

 

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In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do? It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us.