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Wheelock (Cecil) farm in Tampico
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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Apr 05, 2014
1:42 PM
I am searching for the address/location of my grandfather's farm. It was sold around 1974. My mother and her siblings have all passed except for Eugene Buckwald and I don't know how reach him. We will be visiting Tampico in May and would love to at least see where I loved spending 2 summers as a kid. Thanks for any help!
966 posts
Apr 07, 2014
6:30 AM
There is a 1936 Plat map on this site:
1936 Plat Map
This map shows the following:
L. A. Wheelock, 160a, NW corner of Section 33
C. M. Wheelock, 120a SW corner of Section 33
C. L. Wheelock, 120a Center of Section 33

1940 census says he rented his home, occupation: farmer.
I am not sure if C. M. or C. L. is your grandfather.
Does this help?
2 posts
Apr 08, 2014
7:48 AM
CL was my grandfather. Eugene's correct last name is Brinkman. Are there any later plat maps? I was told Eugene was deeded an acre by the road. Thanks!
969 posts
Apr 08, 2014
1:40 PM
I just sent you an email from tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com with another plat map. I also drove past the lots yesterday. The middle lot is not the original farm house, but that may be the one that was destroyed by fire in 1940 per the article in Gazette.
970 posts
Apr 08, 2014
1:45 PM
Do you know what year Eugene would have been deeded the land. We have several plat maps at the historical society. You can also trace land records at the Morrison County Court house. If you are planning on visiting in May, that would be a good thing to plan on doing while you are here.
971 posts
Apr 21, 2014
3:25 PM
If you open this album (click on photo), you will see the Directory listing for a Wm. Brinkman, son of Eugene, in the 1982 plat book. He is renting on section 25, house 1. Go to the map photo to see a close up of where his property is located. Then go to the full view photo to see where it is in relation to section 33. Also note in Section 33, there is a 1 acre parcel in section 33 by the road, at that time occupied by Larry W Cantrell. Perhaps that is the property he had. You will need to track it at the Morrison Court house, since I have checked all of the plat books we have and do not see him listed. Here is what I found: 1936 - Sect. 33 HUME
L A Wheelock, 160a
C. L. Wheelock, 120a
W. H. Pearson, 80
C. W. Wheelock, 120a
V.E. Pearon
Wm. Pearson, 40a

1954 - T20-21N Hume/Lyndon N-R 6E
Section 33:
Cecil Wheelock, 160a
John Cordes, etux, 120a
Henry & Melvin Pearson & P. Keefer 80a
Chas. Wheelock, 120a
Victor Pearson, 80a
Herbert Lee, Sr., 80a

1982 - Sect. 33
Eugene D Bollman, 159a
H. Hammelright,16a
Larry Ebersohl, 144a
Curtis D Varney, 113a [Chas. Wheelock in 1982 Plat book pub. by Tital Atlas Co.)
House on 6a - no name listed (not by road)
Ken Pearson, 80a
Herbert Lee, 80a
We had a few other plat books, but they were consistent with above info.

Last Edited by Denise on Apr 21, 2014 3:53 PM
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May 05, 2014
7:50 PM
If you would like information on the Wheelocks please contact me. I rember Keith, worked for Wayne and Betty, worked with Cecil when he was still driving his grain truck. I know Eugene and family. Went to school with the two girls and their son Bill. I have Eugene's address and phone number in front of me and also Bill's. rcrandall@frontier.com
972 posts
May 15, 2014
9:10 AM
Doug67, I contacted Wheelocksfarm. She was still on the road, but said she would contact you. Good luck. Thank you for offering to help.

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