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TAHS Website Updates for March 2008

Apr 5, 2008

NEW ENTRIES FOR MARCH 2008

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/page/page/22558.htm
April 5 begins the 2008 season for the Ronald Reagan
Birthplace & Museum and the Tampico Area Historical
Society. Birthplace open Mon.-Sat., 10a.m.-4p.m., & Sun.
1-4p.m. Contact Joan Johnson: 815-438-7581. Historical
Society open on Sat. & Sun., 1p.m.-4p.m. Contact: Joan
Johnson, 815-438-7581, email: garyjoan@thewisp.net; or
Denise McLoughlin, 815-438-2065 or email: tahs@thewisp.net
These organizations are run completely by volunteers. It is
recommended that you call in advance if you are traveling
any distance.

APRIL 5 (Saturday), 6 p.m.: Murder Mystery Dinner. Held in
Tampico Community Bldg. Tickets - $10. Contact: Shirley
Lester: 815-438-7447 or 815-499-4770. Sponsored by RNA
Chapter 516 (Proceeds go towards the Roof Repair Fund for
TAHS)

April 7, (Monday) - Community Club meets at Community Bldg.
at 12 noon. Pot Luck. If you have an idea for a program,
please contact Joan Johnson, 815-438-7581

April 9 (Wednesday), 7:00 p.m. - THPAC meeting in
historical building 119 Main Street.

April 12 (Saturday),: Open House & Annual FISH FRY - See
the New Tampico Ambulance Station! Door Prizes, 50/50
raffle. Open House 3p.m.-5p.m., fish-fry starts at 4:30,
ribbon cutting at 3:30 p.m. NOTE: There has been some
confusion on the time set for the Ribbon Cutting, but to my
knowledge, it has been scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Click on
link for more details.
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/calendar/calendar_day/22558/2008-4-12.htm


April 22 (Thursday), 7:00 p.m. - TAHS annual meeting. 2008
dues need to be paid. Nomination of new officers.

May 3 (Saturday) - 7a.m.-4p.m - Community Garage Sale, Twin
cities & surrounding areas
May 4 (Sunday) - 10a.m.-3p.m. Community Garage Sale, Twin
Cities & Surrounding Areas

May 26 (Monday) – 10:a.m. – TAHS & Tampico American
Legion’s Annual Memorial Day Cemetery Walk We are still
looking for presentations for the St. Mary’s Cemetery. If
you would like to represent someone or suggest someone,
please contact Denise McLoughlin, tahs@thewisp.net or
815-438-2065 or cell: 815-590-2065. We need two more people
to be represented.

For a direct link to all of the new entries below, please
go to our WHAT'S NEW page of website:
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Whats_New.html

SWEDES IN IL
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/SwedesInILindex.html
* Carl Peterson, Requested by Dawn Peterson
* Charles A. Peterson, Requested by Dawn Peterson

MESSAGE BOARD Subjects for March
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Message_Board.html
* Bureau County Andrews and Foster Families
* (Where is) Keane, Whiteside Co., IL
* Mary Ann Dawson, Feb. 16, 1857
* William Blackmer Family
* George & Nancy (Dickenson) Foy Obits
* Julia E, (nee: Pitney) Dow Greenman
* WISH LIST - Hamburger Helper Hometown Helper Grant
(for our Roof)
* Baumgartner/Baumgardner
* William Foy b. 1791 Descendents
* Rootsweb Change in web address

OBITUARIES
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Obit_Index.html
* 1934 - Julia E. Greenman
* 1951 - Sharon Ann Johnson, Submitted by Melva L.
Taylor
* 1951 - Donald Tornow, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1962 - Lena Drummett, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1963 - Samuel Christopher Hilger, Submitted by Melva
L. Taylor
* 1963 - L. D. Etheridge, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1963 - Otto Von Holten, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1966 - Marjorie Arnold
* 1976 - Lena (Lickhard) Black, Submitted by Melva L.
Taylor
* 1976 - Letha (Whipple) Carlson, Submitted by Melva L.
Taylor
* 1976 - Samuel Jack Tidmarsh, Submitted by Melva L.
Taylor
* 1976 - James Jason Woolums, Submitted by Melva L.
Taylor
* 1976 -Lillian Rosene, Submitted by Melva L Taylor
* 1976 - John H. Mosher, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1976 - David Wolverton, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1976 - Frederick Toppert, Submitted by Melva L.
Taylor
* 1984 - Wilma M. Hauck, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1984 - Darlene Johnson, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1984 - Clayton Sibley, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1984 - Juanita Hockman, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1984 - Hammond (Spin) Lawrence, Submitted by Melva L.
Taylor
* 1984 - Orien Wetzell, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1984 - Lucille Sibley, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1984 - Duella Tate, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1985 - Neva (Rosene) Schatti, Submitted by Melva L.
Taylor
* 1985 - Howard Moews, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1985 - Lois Duling, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1985 - Vernon Pierson, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1985 - Otto C. Dobbeke, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1985 - David James Bryan, Submitted by Melva L.
Taylor
* 1985 - Warren D. Klobes, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1985 - Clarence E. Hunt, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1985 - Rosemary Cooney, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1985 - Janice (Johnson) Cooper, Submitted by Melva L.
Taylor
* 1985 - Lloyd McNinch, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1985 - James "Chris" Sorensen, Submitted by Melva L.
Taylor
* 1985 - Austin A. Casey Ulrich, Submitted by Melva L.
Taylor
* 1985 - Jane C. Eltrevoog, Submitted by Melva L.
Taylor
* 1985 - Alphonse Hvalgren; Submitted by Melva L.
Taylor
* 1985 - Eva M. (Tate) Brown, Submitted by Melva L.
Taylor
* 1985 - Clayton H. Minch, Submitted by Melva Taylor
* 1985 - Grace (Pucker) Harmenen; Submitted by Melva
Taylor
* 1985 - Herman Seaholm, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1985 - Lue I. Beacher, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1985 - Walter A. Sommers, Submitted by Melva L.
Taylor
* 1985 - Merritt C. Reynolds, Submitted by Melva L.
Taylor
* 1985 - Leonard Peterson, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1987 - Molly Von Holten, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1987 - W. Ward Pritchard, Submitted by Melva L.
Taylor
* 1987 - Geraldine (Graham) Kennedy, Submitted by Melva
L. Taylor
* 1987 - Richard Heitzler, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1987 - Illa McKenzie, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1987 - Doris Poulter, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1987 - Ivan O. Tracy, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1987 - Edward Aagesen, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1987 - Harry Sandrock, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1987 - Mabel Rogers, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 1987 - John M. Franks, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
* 2008 - Henry Baumgartner
* 2008 - Mildred Hansen
* 2008 - Thelma Lauritzen
* 2008 - Donald Lange
* 2008 - Gloria M. Coers
* 2008 - Mildred L. Mitchell
* 2008 - Marshall C. Brooks

BIOGRAPHIES: BUREAU COUNTY 1885
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Bureau_Co_Biographies_1885.html
* A. G. Greenman, requested by Judith Weeks Ancell
* J. S. Eldrige, requested by Judith Weeks Ancell
* George Eldridge, requested by Judith Weeks Ancell
* H. Kitterman , requested by Judith Weeks Ancell
* William Kitterman, Requested by Judith Weeks Ancell
* C. Kitterman, Requested by Judith Weeks Ancell
* George R. Phelps, Requested by Judith Weeks Ancell
* Orris S. Phelps, Requested by Judith Weeks Ancell
* Christopher Phelps, Requested by Judith Weeks Ancell
* Capt. Charles Stedman, Requested by Judith Weeks
Ancell
* Elbridge Stevens, Requested by Judith Weeks Ancell
* George S. Foster, Requested by Donette Foster
* S. H. Foster, Requested by Donette Foster

BIOGRAPHIES - WHITESIDE COUNTY 1885
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Whiteside_Co_1885_Biographies.html
* Richard Beswick, Requested by Sheri Ertl
* Thomas Beswick, Requested by Sheri Ertl
* William Beswick, Requested by Sheri Ertl
* William Kennedy, Transcribed by Deb Thormahlen
* Thomas Milnes, Transcribed by Deb Thormahlen
* Solomon Farwell, Transcribed by Deb Thormahlen
* Robert G. Barber, Transcribed by Deb Thormahlen
* Charles W. Earley, Transcribed by Deb Thormahlen
* David Cowan, Transcribed by Deb Thormahlen
* Robert Wallace, Transcribed by Deb Thormahlen
* Jacob Smaltz, Transcribed by Deb Thormahlen
* Wesley V. Zimmerman, Transcribed by Deb Thormahlen

BIOGRAPHIES - WHITESIDE COUNTY 1908
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Whiteside_Co_1908_Biographies.html
* William Shaw, Requested by Ann Shaw

IL SOLDIERS' & SAILORS' HOME AT QUINCY
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/IL_Soldier_Sailor_Home_Quincy.html
* George Gauss, Requested by Patricia Gauss

ARTICLES & LOCAL HISTORY
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Articles_Local_History.html
* Prophetstown RNA Chapt. 516 elects 2008 officers -
Helps Tampico Historical Society

CAN YOU HELP????

Volunteers are still needed to help in the Reagan
Birthplace & the Tampico Historical Society. Please contact
Joan Johnson @ 815-438-7581 or email her
garyjoan@thewisp.net You can contact either Joan or Denise
to volunteer in the Historical Society. Denise:
815-438-2065 or tahs@thewisp.net or ddm1050@hotmail.

I am looking for volunteers in the Historical Society (119
Main St.) to help sort, identify and archive the many
photographs we have. If you could help with this on a
Saturday or Sunday from 1-4p.m., it would be so helpful. I
am usually at the historical society, but I am always
upstairs working in the Family History Library/Research
Center. It would be nice to have someone available
downstairs. At the same time, we could be getting ourselves
organized, starting with the photographs. There is also a
large photo album dedicated to only Reagan photos and
newspaper clippings. There is still much to do with this
album. Please contact me if you can spend a few hours
helping preserve our history.

I also need volunteers to help "index" the Tampico
Tornados. This is a major project that will most likely
take years to do. But we can chip away at it, little by
little. It is a manual labor project - it doesn't require
any computer work. Everything will be done on index cards.
Contact me for details. Other historical societies have
already done this with their newspapers - Bureau Co.
Genealogical Society has done it for ALL of the Bureau Co.
papers, so we can surely do it for one newspaper!!! The
newspaper was a weekly issue/12 pages for 90 years.

We need some new (read: "young") blood. Please ask your
children, grandchildren, students, etc. to consider being a
part of preserving our local history. We have lots of
things for them to be involved with and we need fresh ideas
(not to mention occasional "muscle") Many, many thanks to
Denise Mickelson & Karen Dever for their untiring help with
organizing the upstairs Family History Library/Research
Center as well as the other display rooms upstairs.

Denise

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.