Following is a list of the recent updates to the Stark and Peoria County, Illinois websites.If you have anything you would like to share, please contact me.Submitted materials remain *your* property.
Ellen generously contributed the following biographies from "Peoria City & County": Robert Scholes, Henry Sandmeyer Sr., Harold Wetherell, Harry J. True, Owen Llewelyn, John Stout, Ezra Tobias, Thomas Trewyn, Jacob Wachenheimer, George Weber, Joseph Weil, William Willis, Cyrus Miner Avery, Charles D. Clark, Dr. Theodore Page and William Wolfner.Thank you very much, Ellen, for your hard work in getting these bios online!
Betty submitted ~ 50 biographies from the "Portrait & Biographical Album of Peoria County", and I scanned and uploaded portraits of John Hines, Josiah Fulton. Dr. Daniel Flaglore, & Hon. Charles Ballance.Thanks Betty!Your ongoing help is very much appreciated!
The book "History and Reminiscences from the Records of Old Settlers' Union of Princeville and Vicinity",Volume II & III, are now complete; this completes transcription of all four volumes of this series.
I am pleased to announce that the index to "This is Peoria County, Illinois", which features aerial photographs of farms and other landmarks, is online. This book is from the mid-1950s.I created this index by name, rather than by township as they are listed in the book, so if you aren't sure which township/section in which your ancestor resided, you can easily find out.http://www.just1way.org/Peoria/Books/this_is_pc/http://www.just1way.org/Peoria/Books/this_is_pc/
Another new item has been added to the "Lookups" page - the book "Southport" by Edith Troth Shoff, Raymond Troth and John Troth.This publication was sponsored by the Elmwood Historical Society in 1982.
Schools: (Peoria co.)
The 1939 "Talisman", the yearbook from E. N. Woodruff High School in Peoria, is now online, with pictures and listings of Faculty and Staff, Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen.
Timber Township High School/Glasford /Consolidated District #205 school history with photos
Cemetery Updates: (Stark)
Toulon Cemetery, Stark co.:Laurie kindly shared her photographs of headstones in Toulon Cemetery, including surnames Newton, Price, Thomas, and Gierhart.
Schiebel Cemetery, Stark co. is online as well, with quite a number of photographs.
Sheets Cemetery, Stark co., has been updated with a number of new headstone photographs
2 postcard photos of the Bradford Catholic Church and Parish House, thanks much to Merlin Stevens.
A number of pictures from Glasford: Farmer's and Trader's Bank, Glasford House, Johnston & Love's General Store, the Charles Ross (Grace Jefford) family, The Glasford Gazette Press Room, the Glasford Gazette and Telephone buildings, a street scene from Glasford, and Davis Mill.Glasford Bakery, an aerial view of the town, Sonnemaker's Restaurant, Magness Malmgren Hardware and Wagon Factory, Standard Oil Bulk Plant, Peters & Griggs Motor Co., Fahnestock Motor Co.
Harker's corner scene with Mr. & Mrs. William Shepard and their home, also Jerry Harker's store and post office.
Photos of Peoria County residents include:
Ford, Nellie(Glasford area)
Robinson, Mrs. Joe C. (Glasford area)
Shryock, Velma (Glasford area)
Doubet, Evelyn (Glasford area)
Four Generations fo the Mrs. Luther Fisher family - herself, her mother (Mrs. Luetta Phillips), her daughter (Mrs. Rozella Schade) and her grandson (Billy Schade) (Glasford area)
Gerdes, Mrs. John (Glasford area)
Grubb, Daisy (Glasford area)
Kimzey, Georgia (Glasford area)
Kyle, Mrs. Claude (Glasford area)
Loose, Mrs. Charles (Glasford area)
McMaster, Mrs. Edw. (Glasford area)
Mills, Mrs. Ralph (Glasford area)
Morris, Mrs. John (Glasford area)
Rader, W. F. (Glasford area)
Sommerfield, Minnie (Glasford area)
Van Middlesworth, Sylvia (Glasford area)
Wagner, Mrs. Lem (Glasford area)
Williamson, Laura Jane (Glasford area)
Peoria county: http://www.just1way.org/Peoria/Bio/index.htmhttp://www.just1way.org/Peoria/Bio/index.htm
Stark county: http://www.just1way.org/Stark/Bios/index.htmlhttp://www.just1way.org/Stark/Bios/index.html
Jasper Dollison - Peoria and Stark co. ties
Joseph C. Friedman - Peoria and Stark co.
Rev. Arthur Miles - Peoria and Stark co.
Percival G. Rennick - Peoria and Stark co.
Peoria county: http://www.just1way.org/Peoria/Obits/http://www.just1way.org/Peoria/Obits/
Stark county: http://www.just1way.org/Stark/Deaths/http://www.just1way.org/Stark/Deaths/
Contributed by Rob:
Jared Jones (Stark)
Mary Jane Graves Leaverton (has both Stark and Peora county ties)
Mary "Polly" Ratcliff Graves - (Stark co.)
Oliver Graves - Stark co.
Contributed by Karen:
Lillie Fox Strayer (Stark)
William Winn (Stark and Peoria)
Locations (Peoria County)
Timber Township History
A Proud Descendant of Stark and Peoria County Pioneers, and your hostess