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Riverside Cemetery- Prophetstown
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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Debra P
4 posts
Sep 12, 2011
7:50 PM
I am looking for an index to this cemetery- can someone help?
Thanks

Last Edited by on Sep 12, 2011 7:50 PM
Denise
780 posts
Sep 13, 2011
4:47 AM
HI Deb, I've been trying to get it from Jim for years! The P-town historical society has an index. They are open on Sat. a.m. 10-12.

Also, Jim Casson, 815-537-5142 is the cemetery secretary and has the index. I can do look ups. Hopefully, he'll let me have a copy of it someday!
Denise
janice40
4 posts
Sep 13, 2011
9:45 AM
Debra,
I have a suggestion that might be helpful. Go to Find A Grave website and click on Cemetery Search. Then type in Riverside, select Illinois for state and Whiteside for county. Several Riverside Cemeteries will display ... select the one for Prophetstown ... it has 571 names listed there with photos of many headstones. The list may not be complete. Hope this helps.
Debra P
5 posts
Sep 13, 2011
10:38 AM
Thanks Ladies- I drove the cemetery on Sunday - of course I didn't find anything! Wonder why it is so hard to obtain?
Denise
781 posts
Sep 13, 2011
11:40 AM
I think it's more of a scheduling conflict more than anything. When I'm available, he's not. I think I will just drop off a flash drive for him to upload it to. It's on my "to-do" list.

Chris Walter's Genealogy Trails/Whiteside Co., IL has a pretty good index as well: Genealogy Trails/Whiteside Co./IL/Riverside Cemetery/Prophetstown

You can email Fred South, who has a copy at the P-town Historical Society. Fred South - fsouth@frontiernet.net
He can email you with the location in cemetery.

I'll work on getting it from Jim. But, if you call him and leave a msg on his answering machine on who you are looking for, he will get back with you and give you exact location. I do have a map of the cemetery that someone from P-town Historical made me.

CEMETERY: Riverside Cemetery2, Prophetstown, IL
CLICK ON PHOTO TO OPEN ALBUM - scroll to last two pictures which are of the layout of the cemetery. You can print them out and tape together or just view on line.

Denise

Last Edited by on Sep 29, 2011 6:55 AM
Debra P
6 posts
Sep 13, 2011
1:05 PM
Hi Denise- Thank you for the info. I did go to Geanaology trails and found the person I was looking for but no location so I did call Jim and left a nessage.
Also is Janet Goodell still available for info?
Denise
782 posts
Sep 13, 2011
2:30 PM
Hi Deb,
Yes, she is still my go-to lady for P-town. She gets busy during harvesting - she feeds all the men-folk. Here is her email: jag1939@thewisp.net
Did you see the layout of the cemetery I posted in above message? Janet is the one that made the map for me!
Denise
Debra P
7 posts
Sep 13, 2011
4:50 PM
Hi Denise- she did email me this afternoon- her internet had not been working.
I did see the map.


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