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TAHS Website Updates for January 2008
TAHS Website Updates for January 2008
Feb 3, 2008
2007 was an amazing year for us at the TAHS. We set some
goals back in January of 07 and made a wish list. Here are
some of the results:
WISH LIST: Archive-safe boxes to store our Tampico Tornado
Newspapers - Appx. 90 boxes needed. Estimated cost: $1800
RECEIVED: $1000 from the Tampico Lions Club. Purchased 50
boxes in July.
WISH LIST: Mylar sleeves for individual pages of newspapers
that are deteriorating. We need 12 sheets per newspaper
edition. Estimated cost: $400 for 100 sleeves.
RECEIVED: We were abe to purchase 100 sleeves with the
remainder of the money received from the Tampico Lions
Club. Both the boxes and the mylar sleeves were purchased
at a significant sale price.
WISH LIST: Printer/copier/scanner for Family History
RECEIVED: New printer/copier/scanner from Les Niemi
WISH LIST: Digital camera for TAHS functions.
RECEIVED: Digital cameral from Les Niemi
WISH LIST: Micro-film/micro-fisch reader/printer for
viewing and/or printing the Tampico Tornado newspapers.
RECEIVED: Micro-fisch reader from Andy Hinton
WISH LIST: CPU (computer) for Family History Library
RECEIVED: CPU from "anonymous"!
WISH LIST: The TAHS website be paid for another year.
RECEIVED: The Village of Tampico has paid for our website
through Oct. 2009!
WISH LIST: $13,000 for roof repair (replacement)
RECEIVED: We have saved about half of the money needed
through matching-fund raisers with the RNA and generous
monetary donations from organizations such as Tampico
Community Building and many individuals, including the
Connors, Thompson and the Cassens families. THANK YOU ALL
The Roof Replacement is the number one priority at this
time. Work is scheduled to begin this spring, contingent on
payment. We will be reapplying for the "Hamburger Helper"
grant and will continue to plan fund-raisers.
WISH LIST: 1a.: Purchase the micro-films of the Tampico
Tornado Newspapers from the IL State Library. 1b. Get our
1876-1881 copies of the Tampico Tornado Newspapers
RECEIVED: We have been notified by the IL NEWSPAPER PROJECT
that we will be a part of their national project. They will
send a courier to pick up our copies of these papers,
microfilm them AND give us a copy of the microfilms.
OTHER ITEMS STILL NEEDED:
Of course, the roof replacement is the priority. Without
it, not much else matters.
Once we have accomplished the goal of acquiring enough
funds for the roof project, we will continue our quest for
appropriate archiving materials and other items for
storing, preserving and/or displaying our historic items.
We continue to need:
Microfilm/fisch reader/printer (we have readers, we need
one with a printer)
More mylar sleeves for the deteriorating newspapers
Purchase microfilms of the Tampico Tornado Newspapers -
about 12 or 13 films, @ $33.50 ea.
Assorted preservation maintenance-type items, such as
sprays for newspapers, gloves, museum-quality glass for
Metal filing and storage cabinets.
Museum Display tables or glass cases
If you are local, we could use your help:
Volunteer to work 3 hours on Sat or Sundays, April-October,
2008 (I usually work both days upstairs in the Family
History Library, but it would be helpful to have someone
working downstairs as well).
Volunteer to clean downstairs of museum (dust, vacuum,
clean restroom, etc.)
Volunteer to be on committee to publish a newsletter
(probably a quarterly publication)
Volunteer to be a speaker at one of monthly meetings or
suggestions for a speaker. Shirley Lester has suggested a
"Murder Mystery Dinner" and there seems to be a great
interest in this idea. We will need volunteers to help with
We REALLY NEED a bathroom installed upstairs in the Family
History Library! We have a nice empty room with access to
plumbing. We just need a stool and sink and someone to
install them. Currently, we have to go downstairs (a bit of
a jaunt, especially if you wait too long, giggle), go
outside to enter the downstairs area to get to the bathroom
in the back of the building! Every year, this seems to be a
bigger project for me and our patrons! (smile)
Many thanks to Geri Cassens, Jerrie Schindel and Denise
Mickelson for their help in organizing our files and
A big "Thank You" to TheWisp for providing internet service
to us for our Family History Library. www.thewisp.net
The above mentioned "thank yous" are off the top of my
head. I appologize for not being able to mention everyone.
NO donation is insignificant and it is always appreciated.
Even the $5 or $10 donations for transcriptions, etc. are
very appreciated and you would be surprised how quickly
they add up. I bet if everyone that visited the site sent
in $10, we would be able to achieve ALL of our goals and
have $$$$ to spare! I thank you all for every dime or time
you have given.
NEW ENTRIES FOR JANUARY 2008
For a direct link to each of the new entries, go to our
WHAT'S NEW? page:
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
February 6, 2008 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Annual Ronald
Reagan Birthday Party.
March 25, 2008 - 7p.m. - TAHS Meeting - Held in Community
Bldg on W. Market Street. Guest Speaker, History Professor,
Gene Wright. Topic: Black Hawk Reservations suggested, but
WELCOME NEW (OR RE-NEWED) MEMBERS
Cindy Leister - OH, Life-time membership! (Surnames:
Winter; Aldrich; Burden; Gifford; Camper; Brandeau; Lage;
Dorothy; Conroy; McNeil)
Brian Sanders, AZ, Family membership (Surnames: Foy)See
Brian's website: http://www.sandersfamilia.com/tngportal/
Bill Widolf, IL, Life-time membership
Irv & Joan Stewart, IL, 2 Life-time memberships (family
names: Stewart & Spears)
WISH LIST 2007 summary and update!
BUREAU COUNTY LOOK-UPS
Charles W. Peterson (Ford/Champaign Counties)
Jacob George - Pricilla Holly
Frederick & Earl Foy
Youngest/Newest Clan member of the Hixson/Hickson family
Book: David Glassburn, Virginia Pioneer
Schools in Hume Twp late 1800's
FOY - John Foy from Wm. Foy
FOY - William FOY and Wm Foy, Jr.
Hugh Johnson/Lucinda Baumgartner
President Ronald Reagan's Annual Birthday Celebration
"Great Job on Cemetery Photos"
Sterling Public Library
Yorktown Church of Christ
1998 - Barbara Joan Carlson, Submitted by Mary Anne Batten
1996 - Michael A. Donnelly, Submitted by Mary Anne Batten
1998 - Lorraine A. Kolling, Submitted by Mary Anne Batten
1991 - Arthur "Bus" Stickel, Submitted by Mary Anne Batten
1994 - Edward V. Eshelman, Submitted by Mary Anne Batten
1993 - Phyllis L. Farnham, Submitted by Mary Anne Batten
2003 - Robert M. Hunter, Submitted by Mary Anne Batten
2008 - Shane Hostetler
2008 - Glenn V. Durham
2008 - Henrietta Erickson
2008 - Carly Henrekin
1994 - Albert L. Forward
1952 - Fannie R. Forward
1971 - Ethel C. Forward
1939 - A. L. Forward
1939 - Frank Kelly
1936 - Clarence LeRoy Forward
1932 - Bessie A. Forward
1924 - Sarah Olivia Burnham Forward
1902 - Sarah (Mrs. David) George
1905 - Pricilla George
1945 - Anna C. George
1945 - Jacob H. George
1945 - Jeremiah A. George
1952 - Madge Poulter, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1970 - Darrell Robert Bound, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1970 - Andrew Carlson, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1970 - Herbert Eugene Anderson, Submitted by Melva L.
1970 - Vernon LeRoy Dorathy, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1970 - Daisy May, Submitted by M. L. Taylor
1970 - William Clark Lane, Submitted by M.L. Taylor
1970 - Carl Carlson, Submitted by M. L. Taylor
1969 - Carl Buchwald, Submitted by M. L. Taylor
1969 - Dora (Lawrence) Wildman, Submitted by M. L. Taylor
1969 - Perry Noble, Sr., Submitted by M. L. Taylor
1965 - Suzan Sommers, Submitted by M. L. Taylor
1965 - George E. Howes, Submitted by M. L. Taylor
1965 - Nellie Ross, Submitted by M. L. Taylor
1965 - Oscar F. Anderson, Submitted by M. L. Taylor
1963 - Kenneth L. Knox, Submitted by M. L. Taylor
1963 - Elizabeth Nannie (Ackeberg) Gibson, Submitted by M.
1963 - Flosse (McMullen) Dacorn, Submitted by M. L. Taylor
1965 - Frederick Linden, Submitted by M. L. Taylor
1965 - Fred Barradell, Submitted by M. L. Taylor
1965 - Horace G. Gholson, Submitted by M. L. Taylor
1965 - Jeff Todd Gibson, Submitted by M. L. Taylor
1965 - Matilda Elizabeth (Peterson) Christensen, Submitted
by M. L. Taylor
1980 - Richard Harms
1970 - Mamie (Larson) Harms
1963 - Harry L Rice, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1965 - Esther (LaDine) Rector, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1978 - Evelyn P. Musche, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1978 - Olive Mae (Paddock) Ballard, Submitted by Melva L.
1978 - William Mathis, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1971 - Julius Boelens, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
2008 - Eleanor McCabe
BIOGRAPHIES - WHITESIDE COUNTY 1885
Stephen Sherwood , Requested by Peggy Willcox
Emil Westphal, Requested by Robt. Westphal
BIOGRAPHIES - WHITESIDE COUNTY - 1908
Steven Sherwood, Requested by Peggy Willcox
PICASA WEB ALBUMS - MILITARY
These albums are located "off-site". They cannot be indexed
by our search engines. The "UP" side is that one: they do
not count towards our photo count on Citymax for which we
are charged and two: you can enlarge the photos, read
details AND leave a comment if you choose. It is especially
nice if there needs to be a correction or additional
To see ALL of our Picasa Web Albums
Click on album of choice > click on individual photo to
enlarge, read details and/or leave a comment.
Tom Hickson has provided some additional information to the
Descendants of William Lane/Anna Lockwood : He has added
three more children to the Elizabeth Ann Lane & William
Oscar Hixson line (see page 2 of 3)
TAMPICO MEMORIAL CEMETERY
I have added links to "Find-a-grave" to the following
names: ACKEBERG; BOLLENBACH; BROWN; DENISON; DEVORE; DOW;
FARNHAM; FERRIS; FRITSCH; GLASSBURN;
HERBON; KOLB; LESTER; LOUDENBURG; NEWMAN' PAITH; RASMUSSEN;
ROSENOW; SHERE; THOME; WEST; YARDE
I need to update the "D" listings for the Tampico Memorial
Cemetery. Somehow, I lost names posted after "Denison" with
the exception of the listings on "Find-a-grave."
1903 - Jessie Shere to Gertie George (added additional info
from Les Niemi 1/28/08)
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
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