WHITESIDE COUNTY
LAND RECORDS

Hezekiah BRINK to Newton BRINK

This Indenture, made the 24th day of August in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy Four Between Hezekiah Brink of the City of Sterling, Whiteside county, Illinois, party of the first part, and Newton Brink of the same place, party of the second part. Witnesseth, that the said party of the first part, for and in consideration of one dollars, in hand paid by the said party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, and the said party of the second part forever released and discharged therefrom, has Remised, Released, Sold, Conveyed and Quit-Claimed, and by these presents do Remise, Release, Sell, Convey and Quit-Claim, unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever, all the right, title, interest, claim and demand which the said party of the first part has in and to the following described lot, piece or parcel of Land situated in the County of Whiteside and State of Illinois, to wit: Lot Number Eight (8) in Block Number Seventeen (17) East of Broadway in the City of Sterling in Whiteside County, Illinois. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD THE SAME, Together with all and singular the appurtenances and privileges thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, and the estate, right, title, interest, and claim whatever of the said party of the first part, either in law or equity, to the only proper use, benefit and behoof of the said party of the second part, His heirs and assigns forever. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, The said party of the first part hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written.
Hezekiah Brink
Signed, Sealed and Deliverd in Presence of

STATE OF ILLINOIS
Whiteside County, I, R. L. Mangan, a Justice of the Peace, in and for said County, in the State aforsaid, do Hereby Certify, that Hezekiah Brink, personally known to me as the same person whose name subscribed to the foregoing instrument of writing, appeared before me this day in person, and acknowledged that he signed, sealed and delivered the said instrument of writing as his free and voluntary act, for the uses and purposes therein set forth.

Given under my hand and seal, this 24 day of August, A.D. 1874
R. L. Mangan J. P.
Filed for the record this 25th day of August A. D. 1874, at 11 o'clock A. M.

Book 65, page 145 of Record of Deeds

JOHN H. GRAHAM /// THOMAS BRYSON
Contributed by Margaret Mangers

Filed March 18, 1856 and Recorded April 26, 1856

Agreement between James H Graham, of Carlisle, Pennsylvania of the one part, and Thomas Bryson of Whiteside County, Illinois of the second part, as follows, -to wit: +The said party first name doth lease and to farmlet his farm in Illinois now occupied Cook, to the party of the second part, for one year from the first April 1855. Said Graham is to advance a sun not exceeding $500 to buy stock, and farming implements, such as horses, a wagon, plows, harrow, harness etc. etc. so as to enable the party of the party of the second part to farm the improved land with one team of two horses—The party of the second part to give his note to said Graham, for one-half of the money thus advanced, payable in one year with interest at six per cent per annum. the stock and farming implements, to be the joint property of the parties, but said Graham is to have a lien thereon and the same is not to be subject to sale till said note and interest is paid. All the young or increase of stock, to belong equally to both parties. the second party to have all the milk and butter, and fruit of the orchard. He is to farm said improved land in a farmer like manner and in proper season—to sow from 20 to 30 acres spring wheat, for 8 to 10 acres oats, and plant from 12 to 15 acres corn, ----each party to furnish one half the seed, and the second party to have the privilege operating on said land to sow Spring wheat in March, if the weather and season permit----at which time said Graham is to provide horses, plow, harrow and harness for cultivating said land. each party to furnish one half the grain to feed the horses, till grain is raised on the farm for the purpose. the second party to delievcere to said Graham one-half the wheat in the bushel, at Sterling, or Como Mills, or any other point not farther from the farm—and also one-half the oats, and corn that may not be wanted to feed the stock. Said party to furnish his own pork the first year, but as the corn is pulled, but is to have pork raised on the farm for his own use the second and subsequent years, should he remain more than one, not exceeding 1200 pounds; the balance, should there be any sold, to be equally divided. the second party to have his fire wood of the dead or fallen timber on said land, --to plow, cultivate, and keep clear of weeds, the hedge around the improved land; to keep the premises in repair, and the house in a good repair as when he takes possession, necessary wear with proper usage excepted. Also to plant young apple trees in the orchard, where they are dead or missing, early in the spring,--the trees to be paid for by said Graham, but bought from the nursery and planted by the party of the second part.

Witness the hands and seals of the parties on 28th day of February, A.D. 1855

Witness at signing: Cyrus Manahan G. H. Graham his mark Thomas Bryson his mark

KIRCHER FAMILY RECORDS

Warranty Deed March 21, 1863 Filed March 24, 1863 Book 8, p. 28
Frederick (K) Kircher and Eliza Kircher of Whiteside County Ill. sold to Jacob Bow? Bort ?, for the sum of $700; The South half of the south half of the northwest quarter of section No. Fourteen (14) Township No. twenty two (22) North of Range No. Six (6) East of the fourth principal meridian containing forty (40) acres. Also a pick or parcel of land described as follows to wit: beginning thirty nine (39) rods south of the north east corner of the southwest quarter of the south east quarter of Section No. Eight (8) in Township twenty two (22) North Range No. six (6), east of the fourth principal merdian thence running west eighty (80) rods thence south twenty (2) rods thence east eighty (80) rods thence north twenty (20) rods to the place of beginning, containing ten (10 ) acres, to the same, more or less.

Warranty Deed; September 13, 1864
John and Sydia Wolfersperger sold to Frederich (looks like an H, but could possibly be a K) Kircher, for $1900, the North East Half of Section 29 in Twp 22, North Range # 7 East of the Principal Meridian. (now that is just clear as mud...TK)

Warranty Deed December 13, 1864
Frederick (K) and Louisa Kircher (his wife) of Whiteside County, sold to William Narrah (could be Harrah), for $850; property in Genesa Twp, Whiteside County. The North half of the South half of the North West Quarter of Section No. Fourteen (14) Township No. Twenty two (22) North of Range No. Six (6) East of the fourth Principal Meridian. Also, a piece of land described as follows to wit: Commencing Nineteen (19) Rods South of the North West Corner of the South West Quarter of the South East Quarter of Section No. Eight (8) in Township No. Twenty two (22) North of Range No. Six (6) East of the fourth Principal Meridian thence running South twenty (20) Rods, thence East Forty (40) Rods, thence North twenty (20 Rods, thence West forty (40) Rods to the place of the beginning. This was 'nt filed until September 4, 1865 for some reason.

Warranty Deed May 06, 1867
Between John Arnold of Whiteside County, Illinois and Frederick (with a K) Kircher, and Louisa, his wife, of Whiteside County Illinois. ( Frederick was the first part, John Arnold was the second, so Frederick was the seller, John the buyer) So, they sold their land about a month after their third son was born, then apparently moved to Missouri.

A Release of Mortgage (apparently from Sept 30, 1864) and dated May 06, 1867. Between Frederick Kircher and John Wolfersperger, for $1500.

A Quick Claim Deed from Louisa Kircher and Christin Hartman
It states " This Indenture made this Ninth day of September in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seventy four between Louisa Kircher of the county of Whiteside and State of Illinois part of the first part and Christin Hartman of the County of Whiteside and State of Illinois party of the second part: Witnesseth that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged convey and Quit Claim to the said party of the second part all interest in the following described Real Estate situated in the County of Whiteside and State of Illinois hereby releasing and waiving all rights under and by virtue of the Homestead Exemption laws of this state, xxx (three illedgable letters) The north west quarter of the North West quarter of Section twenty six (26) in the township twenty two (22) of north of Range six East of the fourth principal Meridian. On witness where of the said part of the first part has herinto set her hand and seal the day and year first above written signed, sealed and delivered in presence of Cephas Hourless, Louisa Kircher. State of Illinois Whiteside County, I Cephas Hourless Justice of the peace in and for said county do hereby certify that Louisa Kircher who is personally known to me to be the same person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument appeared before me this day in person and acknowledge that she signed sealed and delivered the said instrument as her free and voluntary act for the uses and purposes therin set fourth including the release and waiver of the right of Homestead given under my hand official seal this ninth day of September Cephas Hourless Justice of the peace

Construction Deed No 6786, Filed March 14, 1872
Trustees of the Illinois Central Railroad Company to Michael Kircher, Construction No. 18718
"That we Morris Ketchum of the State of New York and Samuel Dockwood and John Mc Palmer of the State of Illinois. Trustees, upon certain Trusts created and limited by certain Deeds made between them and the Illinois Central Railroad Company /// ? a deed bearing this date of 24th of March 1854 (?). and a second deed bearing the date of the 13 th day of September 1851 and in consideration of the sum of six hundred and 00/100 dollars /// ? has been paid by Michael Kircher of the State of Illinois (the receipt of which is a acknowledged) and in execution of said Trusts , do herby grant-bargin and sell unto the said Michael Kircher the land described as follows : The North West quarter of the North West quarter of Section Twenty Six (26) in Township Twenty two North of Range Six East of the fourth Principal Meridian lying and being in the State of Illinois and containing according to the United States Surveyor Forty and 00/100 Acres reserving however the right of Way to the said Railroad Company two hundred feed wide when the back of said railroad has been laid over said land to have and to hold to him the said Michael Kircher and his heirs and opergne ? forever to his and their own proper use and behoof subject to all ///// ? of afressed ? since the 7th day of November 1870. In 'unreadable set our seal this 30th day of June 1871

Construction Deed No. 6787, Filed March 14, 1872 Construction No. 15575
Same legal talk as above...but for "the Southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of Section twenty six (26) in the Township twenty two (22) North of Range six (6) , East of the Principal meridian...."...set our hands and seals this 31 St day of March 1870.

Contributed by Tom Kircher..
Kircher Family History

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