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TAHS Website Updates for Sept. 2007

Oct 2, 2007

Happy Fall Ya'll!
This is my favorite time of the year. Hope the weather
holds for our 3rd annual Yorktown Cemetery Walk, held
Sunday,
Oct. 7, 2007. Weather permitting, we'll meet at the
cemetery at 2 p.m. After presentations, we will go to the
YT Community Bldg. for refreshments. If the weather is bad,
we will meet in the YT Community Bldg for the
presentations. Three folks are being represented:

Carol Fox will enlighten us on her ancestor, Clinton F.
Greenwood
who worked on the Hennepin Canal.

Lorraine Gaskill will tell us of her ggf, Andrew Berge, an
early resident and farmer of Yorktown.

Joan Johnson will speak on Lovina Booth who donated the
land for Booth Park in Tampico. We still have some
questions about this lady, so if you have any info to
contribute, please contact one of us. We are particularly
interested in a marriage to Wm. McCombs in 1912.

The evening will be hosted by Betty Glassburn.

If you have any questions, please contact Joan Johnson,
815-438-7581, garyjoan@thewisp.net, or Denise McLoughlin,
815-438-2065 or tahs@thewisp.net. Hope to see you all
there!

Many thanks to Denise Mickelson and all of her help with
filing and organizing the Family History Library/Research
center. She managed to find the elusive "Island School"
ledger book that someone had asked about 3 or 4 years ago.
No one knew where it was. .. but, Denise found it in a
stack of books upstairs!!!

Also, "Thank You" to Jerrie Schindel for designing the
Hennepin Canal window display for the Hennepin Centennial
Celebration on Sept. 8. She also volunteered to work all
day at the Historical Society that day, so I could be with
my daughter at the fishing derby.(She won first
prize-biggest fish!)

Our programs have been quite interesting this year. We have
had a representative from each church in town come and tell
us the history of their church. In August, Steve Moser gave
and excellent presentation on the Hennepin Canal. The canal
theme continued with our September meeting, with Betty
Marchon, author of Diaries of Fred Honens.

Here are the latest entries on the website for September:

NEW ENTRIES FOR SEPTEMBER 2007
For a direct link to all of the new entries, go to
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Whats_New.html

OCTOBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/page/page/22558.htm

Oct. 1, Monday, COMMUNITY CLUB @ Dutch Diner 12 noon
Oct. 4, Thursday, 6 p.m. - Domino Night @ Community Bldg
Oct. 7, Sunday, - 3rd annual Yorktown Cemetery Walk
Oct. 7, Sunday 2-6p - VanGo Ventures - 3rd Annual Open Barn

MESSAGE BOARDS
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Message_Board.html
Tampico Historical Society - great resource, submitted by
Sandi Hartnell
Website Fiasco AGAIN!!!
Where is that?
William Savage of New Brunswick
Dale/Spargo Family
Sadie Klobes Obituary
Help Save the TAHS Museum
Burch Family Burials
Browning Family
Rogers/Darnell
Truman Johnson
Prophetstown Cemetery?
Power/Curran Family
Lovina Booth
Wish List!
Island School Ledger

MARRIAGES & ENGAGEMENTS
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Marriages_Engagements.html
1952 - Donna Fritsch - Lawrence Calsyn, Submitted by Melva
Taylor
1956 - Patricia Tornow - Gary Fritsch, Submitted by Melva
Taylor
1955 - Audrey Lane - Warren Curry, Submitted by Melva
Taylor
1955 - Donna Fritsch - Henry Roth, Submitted by Melva
Taylor
1952 - Bette Jane Hollis - Lawrence Deets, Submitted by
Melva Taylor
1952 - Mildred Elmendorf - Louis Balika, Submitted by Melva
Taylor

OBITUARIES
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Obits.html
1952 - Florence L. Woodworth, submitted by Melva Taylor
1952 - Agnes W. Hermes, submitted by Melva Taylor
1952 - August Pearson, submitted by Melva Taylor
1956 - Ada G. (Furry) Cain, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1956 - Mrs. Lauren Gerber & Children David & Ruth Ann,
Submitted by Melva Taylor
2007 - Sean P. "Wolfy" Staelens
1940 - Johanna Leahy
1956 - Harry L. Wetzell, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1956 - Anna Zinser, Submitted by Melva Taylor
2007 - Ruby Maes
1955 - Guy J. Elmendorf, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1955 - Patience (Howlett) Fullerton Emery, Submitted by
Melva Taylor
1955 - Elmer F. Hasselman, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1955 - Ralph Leroy Teach, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1955 - Arthur "Pete" Overholser, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1953 - David Fitzgerald, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1953 - Margaret Bauer, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1953 - George A. Edsel, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1953 - Oscar Teach, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1953 - Freida Ramsey, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1953 - Mrs. Elmer Sollenberger, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1952 - Nellie Mae (Cooper) Hatten, Submitted by Melva
Taylor
1952 - George E. Van Dusen, 'Submitted by Melva Taylor
1952 - Martha Sager Hoover, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1952 - Lidge McNitt, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1952 - Norma Jeane Eade, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1952 - Mrs. A. A. Bentley, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1943 - Lovina Booth
1940 - James Thompson, Submitted by Patty Taylor
1944 - Carrie Thompson
1952 - Leoris Gertrude (Frank) Conery, Submitted by Melva
Taylor
1952 - Mrs. Carl Blum; Submitted by Melva Taylor
1952 - Fred Stewart - Subitted by Melva Taylor
1952 - Pierce Simon Moore, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1952 - Mrs. Ida Yonk, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1952 - Mrs. Ida Yonk, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1952 - Alexander Wilson, (Nelle Reagan's brother),
Submitted by Melva Taylor
1952 - Elsie M. (Bowden) Campbell, Submitted by Melva
Taylor
1952 - Karl McDougall, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1952 - Bertha Engel, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1952 - Albert H. Jacobs, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1952 - John C. Keil, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1952 - Jennie (Glafka) Wallis, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1952 - Ernest Unholz, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1952 - W. Karl Palmer, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1952 - William Pritchard, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1952 - Mrs. Oliver Heisler, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1953 - Thomas Regan, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1953 - Margaret C. (Drom) Donaldson, Submitted by Melva
Taylor
1955 - Albert Redell, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1958 - William Allison Brown, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1955 - George Fisher, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1955 - Ed Thompson, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1958 - Frank C. Elmendorf, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1958 - Nellie Evelyn (McKenzie) McCrea, Submitted by Melva
Taylor
1950 - William Henry Henrekin, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1958 - Ida Lane, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1958 - Ernest Algot Johnson, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1958 - Ruth Ann (Klobes) Smith, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1958 - Bertha Evelyn (Nelson) Anderson, Submitted by Melva
Taylor
1958 - Victor E. Pearson, Submitted by Melva Taylor
Many more to come - just haven't gotten them posted yet!

FAMILY HISTORIES
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/FamilyHistories_GenCharts.html
Descendants of Nancy Booth, Submitted by Barbara Chandler

1885 WHITESIDE COUNTY BIOGRAPHIES
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Whiteside_Co_1885_Biographies.html
Added portrait to Levi Bressler bio

ARTICLES & LOCAL HISTORY
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Articles_Local_History.html
Injured in Action (John Wayne Glassburn)
1927 - Residence Property Sold Last Week (Minerva Lyon)
1927-Booth Family Reunion
1942- Donor of Booth Park at Tampico, Mrs. Lovina Booth
Will Be 92 Next Sunday

BIOGRAPHIES - Bureau County 1885
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Bureau_Co_Biographies_1885.html
A. T. GALER
Neal McArthur
W. H. Saunders
Calvin Cooper

LOTS of special "Thank Yous" this month:
A big thank you to all of you that have commented in
support of our request from www.hamburgerhelper.com for a
grant to get our roof repaired. Winners will be announced
on Nov. 15, so keep your fingers crossed!

Another special thank you to the Conners family (hope I
have spelled their name correctly) for their generous
donation of $500 towards our roof repair!

Thank you to Gail Anderson, who has become my "techy
guru"!(And to Brian Sanders, who has offered to be a
"back-up")

Thank you to the Village of Tampico for paying for another
year for the website!

And what would we do without Melva???

If you are in the area, the guest speaker for our Nov. 27th
meeting is Harold Wright. He will be speaking on the
history of the Eclipse Lawn Mower Co. You may be surprised
to learn of it's connection to Tampico! Please join us if
you are able.

If I can generate enough interest, I would like to have the
Historical Society open one week night a week for genealogy
research. The Family Library/Research Center is open to all
with an interest. Members of TAHS will enjoy additional
benefits, such as access to Ancestry.com I would like your
feedback on this please. I'm thinking a Thursday evening. .


Reminder, the Historical Society is open from April-Oct on
Sat. & Sun. from 1-4 p.m. We are also available by
appointment by contacting president Joan Johnson,
815-438-7581 or garyjoan@thewisp.net. You can also contact
me.

We are planning our Programs for 2008, which will include a
combined meeting with Prophetstown & Lyndon Historical
Societies for a special presentation by "Black Hawk." If
you or someone you know would be interested in sharing some
local history at one of our meetings, please contact me at
815-438-2065 or tahs@thewisp.net

Have a wonderful month.
Denise McLoughlin
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com
Mailing address: P. O. Box 154, Tampico, IL 61283

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