Welcome to Tampico, Illinois
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The Tampico Area Historical Society encompasses parts of Whiteside County and Bureau County in Illinois. Focus is on Tampico, Hume Twp., Hahnaman/Deer Grove, & Prophetstown in Whiteside County & Yorktown & Thomas in Bureau County.

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  GENERAL INFORMATION

Anniversaries Articles & Local History Calendar of Events Contact Us Divorce   Family Histories Gift Shop Guest Book (read only) H  Y & T Railroad Maps & Atlases
Marriages Membership   Memorial Cards  Message Boards NATIONAL REGISTRY OF HISTORIC PLACES Newsletter/Mailing List Obituaries
RONALD REAGAN BIRTHPLACE & MUSEUM
Recommend this site Village of Tampico (off-site link)

 

BIOGRAPHIES
 Misc. Bios (compiled from various sources) Bureau Co., 1885   Bureau/Marshall/Putnam 1896 Past & Present of Bureau Co., IL 1906

Whiteside Co., 1877

Now Available on GOOGLE BOOKS online for FREE

 Whiteside Co., 1885  Whiteside Co., 1900

Whiteside Co., 1908

Now availale on line in Google Books! FREE

Swedes in IL

  

CEMETERY INDEXES
(See Picasa Photo Albums for Headstone Photos)
Amish Photos   Anderson Family (Bureau Co.)   Cartwright (aka: Thomas), Bureau Co. Chapel (Bureau Co.) Greenvilled/Fairfield (Bureau Co.) Hume Leon Cememtery (index) Miscellaneous
Leon Cemetery Photos      
Newell (Bureau  Co.)

Off Site link

OAKWOOD CEMETERY INDEX GENESEO, HENRY CO., IL

Old Tampico Cemetery

Sharon Cemetery

Data Collection by Robin Pardus

 St. Mary's (Tampico)  Tampico Memorial (TMC)

 TMC Headstones

Also see PICASA PHOTO ALBUM FOR COMPLETE CEMETERY HEADSTONES

Thomas (Bureau Co.) Union (Bureau Co.) Wetzell
Whittington   Yorktown  (old format)   Yorktown (new format)

Burial Permits INDEX

 Burial Permits

 Funeral Logs  Layout of TMC

 Riverside Cemetery - Prophetstown

Jim Casson

815-537-5142

IL DAR Index of Whiteside Co. Cemeteries through 1959 (online in Google Books)

 

CHURCHES

 
Baptist

 Church of Christ

201 S Fremont Street. Sunday School: 9a.m., Sunday Youth Hour 6 p.m. Church: 815-438-6805

Lutheran

Methodis

Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. (Sept. - May); Church: 10:30a.m. Pastor Leanne Keate 

St. Mary's

105 N. Benton St., Rev. Thomas L Dzielak Mass Times: 1045 a.m.; weedkay mass Friday 8a.m., Holy Days vary. 815-438-6105

Fairfield Churches 1885Greenville Churches 1885  CHURCH INDEXES    

  

COUNTY CONTACTS
Whiteside Co. Contacts Bureau Co. Contacts  
IL Probate Records 1819-1970    

 

DIRECTORIES * CENSUS *VOTERS/TAX PAYERS

1877 - Voters/Tax Payers, Fairfield Twp, Bureau Co., IL 

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Also see Illinoisancestors.org for transcription of entire V/TP book(offf-site link)

1877 - Voters/Tax Payers, Greenville Twp, Bureau Co., IL 

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Also see Illinoisancestors.org for transcription of entire VTP book (off-site link)

 

 1892 - Merchants' Directory, Bureau Co., IL  1902 - Merchants' Directory, Bureau Co., IL 1914 Merchants' Directory, Bureau Co., IL  1902 - Merchants' Directory, Whiteside Co., IL 1914 Merchants' Directory, Whiteside Co., IL  Fairfield Twp. Land Owners 1860 Census - Tampico 1870 Census - Tampico

 

HISTORY
Articles & Local History Family Histories/Gen Charts   Bureau Co., 1867 Bureau Co. 1872 Bureau Co., 1885   Index: Maps & Sketches of Bureau Co.  Index: Thomas, Fairfield Township, Bureau Co. (aka: Sodtown)
Index: Hahnaman/Deer Grove HY&T Portland  Railroads   Index: Tampico History of Tampico by Hugh Downs, 20/20, 1982 Tampico History 1910 Special Edition of the Tampico Tornado  
 Whiteside Co. 1877  Whiteside Co. 1885    Whiteside Co. 1908

 Whiteside 1968

 

Portland

Denrock

Yorktown, Fairfield Twp., Bureau Co. - 1877 Article in Sterling Gazette Newspaper   Yorktown, Fairfield Twp., Bureau Co. Yorktown Twp., Henry Co.

 

LIBRARIES & SOCIETIES (Off Site Links)
IL Genealolgical & Historical Societies Bureau County Genealogical Society (BCGS) Lee County, IL Genealopgical Society Prophetstown Historical Society NEW WEBSITE: Sterling/Rock Falls Historical Society  Sterling Library

Odell Public  Library, Morrison

Morrison Historical Society
200 East Lincolnway

Morrison, Illinois 61270

815-772-3013 or 815-772-4558

Walnut Public Library Fulton Historical Society - Martin House Museum
  Manlius Historical Society Whiteside Co. Blog by Deb Thormahlen IL Historic Preservation Agency/Abraham Linconln Library - Newspapers & Microfilms Tampico Library (local only) Lyndon Area Historical Society Whiteside County Illiinois Genealogy    

 

MILITARY
Civil War Vets buried in Whiteside County Civil War Soldiers' List by Residence

Index to Illinois Soldier's & Sailor's Home at Quincy

IL UNION VOL. REGIMENTS - CIVIL WAR  Military Photo Album Military Tracts  Roll of Honor - Vets (From the Tampico Tornado Newspaper, May 30, 1929)  Tampico Area Civil War Vets

 

 

NEWSPAPERS

Gazette On-line Index (Index ONLY)

Off Site Links

Early Sterling Newspaper Archives

Off Site Links
TAMPICO TORNADO Index of Issues we have archived at TAHS

Morrison Newspapers 1857-2007 Off Site Link

IL Newspaper Project

Off Site Link

IL Digital Archives

Off Site Link

Abraham Lincoln Library - IL Historic Preservation -Newspapers & microfilm

GENEALOGY

Newspaper Index

Purchase M/F

Inter-Library Loan

OFF SITE LINK

1910 Special Edition of Tampico Tornado - History of Tampico            

 

 PHOTO ALBUMS

Index to photos located on this website ~ All photos will eventually be loaded to Picasa Album - These photos are detected on the search engine.

Index to
Family Photos

 

Military Album

Yorktown, Fairfield
Township, Bureau Co
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Index to Schools & Class
Pictures

Index to People/Places/Things

HY&T and
other trains

Index to TAMPICO TORNADO PHOTOS

Hennepin Canal

(off-site link) FRIENDS OF THE HENNEPIN CANAL

Index to Bureau County Photo Albums

Mystery Photos

Clubs & Organizations

 

PICASA WEB-BASED PHOTO ALBUMS < Click here to view all albums

*** Three astericks = Temporary Album & will be removed w/i 30 days
Current Album Titles

 

PICASA PHOTO ALBUMS
Aldrich                    
Amish Cemetery: Anderson Family Cemetery: Tampico Memorial - North Fence Line   Gift Shop Maps & Atlases Reagan Statue Dedication November 3, 2013 Swedes In IL      
Anniversaries Cemetery: Chapel Cemetery: Tampico Memorial - Section E Church: Christian Science Glassburn Family McCabe Family Michael Reagan's Visit to Tampico 2011

TAHS Programs:

2013

2014

     
        Green River Ordnance McCombs          
Area Attractions & Accomodations Cemetery: Union (aka: Greenville/Fairfield or Whittington Cemetery: Tampico Memorial - Section F Church: Methodist Griffin Family McCreedy Family Remington Family Tampico American Legion Post # 574      
      Church: Plymouth Cong Church of Hum   Memorial Day Services 2014   Tampico Centennial 1975      
      Church: St. Mary's Catholic       Tampico Days (Homecoming)      
Baptist Church Cemetery: Leon Methodist Cemetery: Tampico Memorial - Section G *Christmas in the Country H Y & T  & Other Trains Military Rickel, Loraine Township Tampico Grade School 1949-50      
Berge Family (aka: Birge) inc. Howlett & Parent Cemetery: Miscellaneous Cemetery: Tampico Memorial - Section H Clubs & Organizations Halligan Family Miller Family Ronald Reagan Birthplace, Museum & Gift  Shop Tampico Grade School Graduation      
              Tampico High School 1918      
              Tampico High School 1944      
Bollivar Family Cemetery: Newell Cemetery: Tampico Memorial - Section I Crandall Family Hansen Miscellaneous News Articles Rosene Family Tampico High School 1946      
Booth Family Cemetery: Riverside, Sterling Cemetery: Tampico Memorial - Section  J Crook Family Hennepin Canal Mystery Photos Ross & Coates Families (Includes Anderson & Johnson famlies) Tampico High School 1948      
Brandenburg     Darby Family              
Breed Family CEMETERY: RIVERSIDE in Prophetstown, IL Cemetery: Tampico Memorial  - Section K Darnell Family Higday Family Nicely & Woods Families School Ledgers Tampico High School 1950      
Brewer Family Cemetery: Shady Town (aka: Sandy Town or Pleasant Ridge) Cemetery: Tampico Memorial - Section L Dedication of Historic Marker in Reagan Park Hogeboom Family Obituaries Schools Tampico High School 1951      
      Denison              
Brown Family Cemetery: Sharon Cemetery: Tampico Memorial - Section M Dir Family Houch & Brandt Families Olsson Family Searcy Family Tampico High School 1953      
Burden Family                    
Bureau County Cemetery: St. Mary's Catholic 1,
St. Mary's Catholic 2
Cemetery: Tampico Memorial - Section N Doctor Johnson & Family Jacobs & Teach Families (Misc.) People Seymour Family Tampico High School 1954      
              Tampico High School 1956      
Burial Permits Cemetery: Tampico Memorial 2/2 (will be moved to appropriate section) Cemetery: Tampico Memorial - Section O Documents Jacobson Family Photos from Biographical Sketches Shere & Heintzelman Familes Tampico High School 1957      
              Tampico High School 1958      
Businesses Cemetery Walk 2002-2005 Cemetery: Tampico Memorial - Section P Dow Family Jensen & Larsen Families Ronald Reagan 99th  Birthday Celebration Sippel Family Tampico High School 1967      
      DRONENBERG       Tampico High School 1970      
      Elmendorf              
Cain Family Cemetery Walk 2009 Cemetery: Tampico Memorial - West  end (New section) Emmons Family Kirst Family Ronald Reagan 101st Birthday Celebration Smith Family Tampico High School Band      
Cantlin Family Cemetery Walk 2010 Chapin Creamery Engagements & Weddings Kolb Family Ronald Reagan Book Signing w/author Peter Hannaford Stevens Family Tampico High School Sports      
    Chamberlain-Bolhofner Family FAMILY HISTORY NIGHT - SHOW & TELL       Tampico Middle School Trophies      
Caskey Family Cemetery Walk 2011 Church: Baptist Fisher Family Lyon & Harnell Families Reagan Centennial Celebration (100th Birthday) Stewart Family Tampico Tornado Advertisements Yorktown    
              Wheelock      
  Cemetery Walk 2012 Church: Christian (Church of Christ) Funeral Logs Main Street  Tampico Reagan Park Swan Family Visit From RR Presidental Library, Simi Valley Underhill & Hotchkiss    

 

 

  

LINKS
IL Ancestors IL Ancestors/Bureau Co.

TAMPICO HIGH SCHOOL (a wonderful off-site link to now-defunct High Schools - Illinoisglorydays.com)

  Genealogy Trails - Whiteside County
Rock Falls Tourism
IL Saving Graves Census Finder

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 Genealogy Trails - Henry Co. Whiteside County, IL Genealogy

Google Books:

Laws of IL 1915 (type in Tampico in search box)

 
 IL Ancestors - Henry Co. IL State Archives (New URL) LDS - Family Search (new version)  
IL GenWeb Project IL Digital Archives    

 

AREA ATTRACTIONS, ACCOMODATIONS, DINING, ENTERTAINMENT, ETC.
Lancaster Sprints - TNT Speedway Kickback Saloon  Old Town Pub n Grub  
North House (Guest House in Prophetstown)      
 

TAMPICO AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY & Museum
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Ronald Reagan Birthplace
Newsletter/Mailing List
Membership Application
Gift Shop

TAMPICO AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY - MUSEUM - FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY/RESEARCH CENTER  119 Main St., P. O. Box 154,  Tampico, IL  61283   www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com   tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com  President Joan Johnson, 815-438-7581 or garyjoan@thewisp.net  Family History Coordinator, Denise McLoughlin 815-590-2143. We are an all-volunteer organization so your donations are always appreciated!  Sign up to receive our e-newsletter. Thank you!  Visit us on FACEBOOK, too.