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TAHS Website Updates for November 2007

Dec 1, 2007

Happy Holidays to all of you. We're going out with a bang,
thanks to great folks such as Melva Taylor, Mary Anne
Batten and Richard & Lois Wetzell. I think I have worn the
prints right off my fingers with all the typing, but I'm
not complaining! Check out all of the obits we have this
month. And I still have piles waiting to be transcribed!

A BIG THANK YOU to all who took the time to support our
request for a grant from Hamburger Helper. Unfortunately,
we did not receive any funds. However, we had the most
signatures from supporters! We'll try again in February. We
are scheduled to have the roof replaced in early Spring of
2008, so we will continue to have fund-raisers and
hopefully, we will continue to receive donations towards
this much needed project. We are almost half-way to our
monetary goal. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

As many of you know, we will be a part of the INP -
Illinois Newspaper Project. This is so exciting! Some of
the Tampico Tornado Newspapers have been micro-filmed in
the past, but we have several years that were never filmed,
including the 1876 issues! You can read more about the
project at the following URL:
http://www.library.uiuc.edu/inp/participant_results.php?location=Tampico%20Area%20Historical%20Society

I will not itemize the Calendar of Events in this
e-newsletter, but please visit our "What's New"? page of
website for current activities in the area. These events
are sent to the area newspapers, so if you would like your
organization listed, PLEASE submit them to me as early as
possible! The newspapers ask for a two-week lead! It is
also posted on site on the What's New page and the
CALENDAR. Be sure to include contact information.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/page/page/22558.htm

OK - Here's the latest...........
For a direct link to all of these entries, go to our What's
New Page -
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Whats_New.html
You may then click on each individual entry.

NEW ENTRIES FOR NOVEMBER 2007

FAMILY PHOTO ALBUMS
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Family_Photos_Index.html
WINTER Family Album - submitted by Cindy Leister (updates
made to album photos. Still need help with identification)
HOGEBOOM Family - I added a 1903 news article to an
existing photo of Noah & J. N. Hogeboom in this album.
Jack KOLB in WWII uniform, submitted by Lynn Kolb

The following is an awesome feature I am adding to the
site:

PICASA PHOTO ALBUMS
http://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety
I have started a group of photo albums
on Google's Picasa Web Albums. This is an off-site link.
One of the advantages is you can leave a comment under the
photo. You can also easily email them to others. After you
"open" the album of choice, click on the individual photos
to enlarge, read details and/or leave a personal comment.
(Unfortunately, our search engine will not detect entries
in these albums, but GOOGLE will)
(New Picasa Photo Album):
Giving Tree Auction 2007

MESSAGE BOARDS TOPICS FOR NOVEMBER
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Message_Board.html
Shere & Pierceson Families Note! there are TWO pages for
this thread.
Nettie Cummings
Lottie Eddy Smith
Prophetstown Cemetery vs. Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown
Loraine Church/Cemetery - Kemmis Cemetery
Lyndon Taverns
Highland School Split in Two
Power, Curran Families (includes thread on Egert)
Thompson - Burns
Mullen?
Where is That?
Darby Family
Four Roses Tavern in Yorktown?
Wish List (Roof fund)
Frank R. Owens
Ceud mile taing (Sincere thanks)
Plat Maps from 1875
Franks Family
Charles W. Rasmussen
Amos Short

BIOGRAPHIES - WHITESIDE COUNTY 1900
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Whiteside_Co_Bios_1900_Index.html
William A. Beswick - Requested by Sheri Ertl
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Bureau_Co_Biographies_1906.html

BIOGRAPHIES - BUREAU COUNTY - 1906
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Bureau_Co_Biographies_1906.html
Valentine Warkins, Requested by J. J. Campbell
Ernest J. Hall, Requested by J. J. Campbell
Richard Hall, Requested by J. J. Campbell

OBITUARIES
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Obit_Index.html
1962 - Mabel Guither, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1962 - Joe J. Boehm, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1962 - Marjorie (Green) Kemper, Submitted by Melva L.
Taylor
1962 - Randy Lee Woolums, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1962 - Charles Turner, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1962 - Lawrence Weston, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1962 - Alice T. (Fagan) Burke, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor

1962 - Rodney Charles Hull, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1961 - Joseph A. Marx, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1961 - Onis H. Horrall, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1961 - George Lickhard, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1961 - Theodore Hemming Taber, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1961 - Raymond Oberle, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1961 - David Eli Cain, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1961 - Mary Ethel (Kurtz) Smith, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1961 - Elizabeth Ballard, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1960 - Margaret (Combs) Anderson, Submitted by Melva Taylor

1960 - LaVern Foy, Submitted by Melva L Taylor
1961 - Mary (Mueller) Siebels, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor

1961 - Nellie Mae (Hart) Obendicke, Submitted by Melva L.
Taylor
1961 - Laura Caroline (Steinke) Olsson, Submitted by Melva
L. Taylor
1961 - Lillian Edith (Jaquet) Newlon, Submitted by Melva L.
Taylor
1961 - Amy Rose (Dorathy) Adams, Submitted by Melva L.
Taylor
1961 - Leonard Ott, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
2002 - Wayne Harms, Submitted by Richard & Lois Wetzell
1968 - Oscar P. Wetzell, Submitted by Richard & Lois
Wetzell
2000 - Michael Wetzell, Submitted by Richard & Lois Wetzell

2000 - Angie Cole, Submitted by Richard & Lois Wetzell
1998 - Zeita M. Wolfe, Submitted by Richard & Lois Wetzell
1997 - Herbert Ackerson, Submitted by Richard & Lois
Wetzell
1994 - Gary C. Coers, Submitted by Richard & Lois Wetzell
1999 - Monafae Wetzell, Submitted by Richard & Lois Wetzell

1997 - Paul D. Wetzell, Submitted by Richard & Lois Wetzell

1994 - Rodney Farnham, Submitted by Richard & Lois Wetzell
2002 - Esther M. Hoover, Submitted by Richard & Lois
Wetzell
2003 - Bernice *Berniece Ackeberg, Submitted by Richard &
Lois Wetzell
1999 - John E. Pierceson, Submitted by Richard & Lois
Wetzell
1996 - Harry E. Thompson, Submitted by Richard & Lois
Wetzell
1996 - Charles W. Chriest, Submitted by Richard & Lois
Wetzell
1996 - Robert J. VanLanduitt, Submitted by Richard & Lois
Wetzell
1992 - Arnold H. "Joe" Specht, Submitted by Richard & Lois
Wetzell
1993 - Kenneth M. Pearson, Submitted by Richard & Lois
Wetzell
1990 - Elaine F. Kermeen, Submitted by Mary Anne Batten
1990 - Boline Olson, Submitted by Mary Anne Batten
1982 - Donald D. Owens (memorial card, no obit), Submitted
by Mary Anne Batten
1928 - Martin G. Love, submitted by Anne Winters
1936 - John Kolb
1960 - Aesel Tonkinson - Memorial Card - no obit, Submitted
by Mary Anne Batten
1956 - John R. Nuelle, Submitted by Mary Anne Batten
2003 - Jack Thompson, Submitted by Mary Anne Batten
1990 - Virgil Wayne Cooper, Submitted by Bob Johnson
1954 - Mabel (Emmons) Burns
1990 - Richard Dale Kelly, Submitted by Mary Anne Batten
1989 - Jay D. Farwell, Submitted by Mary Anne Batten
1989 - Martin Sheffler, Submitted by Mary Anne Batten
1988 - Janet E. (Waite) Nuelle, Submitted by Mary Anne
Batten
1985 - Oliver Batten, Submitted by Mary Anne Batten
2004 - Jack Farnham, Submitted by Mary Anne Batten
2007 - Alice M. Pratt
2007 - Mary R. Kitson
2007 - Rodney Bannick
2007 - Gertrude Bracke
2007 - Eileen M. Woellert
1991 - Royal A. Jackson. submitted by Mary Anne Batten
2004 - Wayne E. Mitchell, submitted by Mary Anne Batten
2003 - Richard L. Nuelle, Submitted by Mary Anne Batten
2003 - Clemma June Yarde, Submitted by Mary Anne Batten
1999 - Lucille Ownes, Submitted by Mary Anne Batten
1999 - Mildred Hussong Waugh
1996 - Lillie M. Johnson, Submitted by Mary Anne Batten
1994 - Robert F. Nuelle, Submitted by Mary Anne Batten
1997 - Wilbur L. "Bill" Kahly, Submitted by Mary Anne
Batten
1995 - Elenora E. Batten, Submitted by Mary Anne Batten
2003 - Harold W. Stickel, Submitted by Mary Anne Batten
2000 - Gale H. Miller, Submitted by Mary Anne Batten
2001 - Dorothy Carlson, Submitted by Mary Anne Batten
1999 - Edith I. Verdick, Submitted by Mary Anne Batten
2003 - Raymond "Pete" Bruder, Submitted by Mary Anne Batten

ILLINOIS SOLDIERS' & SAILORS' HOME AT QUINCY
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/IL_Soldier_Sailor_Home_Quincy.html
Ferdinand Gehrt, requested by Lee Cheesbrough

ARTICLES & LOCAL HISTORY
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Articles_Local_History.html
1932 - Pastor and Family Honored at Party (Methodist
Church, Pastor F .E. Palm)
1957 - Pastor Swaney Leaves (Methodist Church)
1957 - Pastor Holverson Arrives (Methodist Church)
1951 - New Pastor, Joseph Walker (Methodist Church)
1951 - Marriages Rise in Wake of Korean War
1932 - Christian Church Held Rally Day (includes History of
the Church)
1903 - Electric Road Buys Site (re: HY&T)
1903 - Instructions to R. F. D. Patrons
1903 - New Bedford "Country Correspondence" (gossip column)

1903 - Whippletown "Country Correspondence" (gossip column)

1903 - Yorktown "Country Correspondence" (gossip column)
1903 - Surprise Party - Miss Jennie Slye
1903 - Commissioners Measure Bridges (over Canal for
pending trial)
1966 - Ronald Reagan Enters Politics

Note: I have been adding a link to these obits to TMC
Index
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/TampicoMemCemIndex.html
I do not have time to itemize each addition to the
cemetery indexes, so please, check back regularly to see if
additions
or corrections have been made. All of our Cemetery Indexes
can be found on our TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Index.html
- Scroll down to
CEMETERIES and click on your choice.

Have a wonderful and safe holiday ~ and keep those
contributions coming! YOU are the ones that make our site
so awesome. You are helping and touching lives around the
world. Our latest "thank you" came from Scotland! My
sincerest THANK YOU to all of you who have taken the time
to submit the historical and genealogical information and
for aiding those folks on our MESSAGE BOARDS.

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Denise McLoughlin
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Home_Page.html
tahs@thewisp.net
Our website has been paid for by the VILLAGE OF TAMPICO,
through October, 2008. Our internet service has been
provided by The Wisp http://www.thewisp.net/

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