Tampico is located in Whiteside County, Illinois and is the birthplace of Ronald Reagan, Adm. Joseph M. Reeves and the home town of Mrs. Hugh (Ruth Shaheen) Downs. Our website offers thousands of pages ofFREE historical and genealogical information & photos. We incorporate parts of Whiteside and Bureau counties, with a focus on Tampico, Prophetstown, Hume Township and Hahnaman/Deer Grove inWhiteside andYorktown, Thomas and Walnut in Bureau County. We have a very active Message Board that is monitored daily.
For a direct link to each new entry below, visit our "What's New"? page of the website:
NEW ENTRIES FOR FEBRUARY 2008
2008 - Scott Forward
2008 - Harry Eckberg
1963 - Mary (Hickey) Rapp, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1963 - Minnie M (Howlett) Rogers, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1963 - Rudolph G Bratz, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1963 - Alice W. Heard, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1963 - Mrs. Frank Bingenheimer (Notice only - no obit), Submitted by Melva Taylor
1972 - Bessie (Wilkinson) Rigler, Submitted by Melva L Taylor
1982 - Lawrence Tornow, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1972 - Carrie May (Winchell) Hunter, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1972 - Minnie (Carper) Frank, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1972 - Harry Pierceson, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1972 - Mable J. (Spath) Woodworth, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1972 - Charles Wheat, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1955 - Riley F. Woods
1958 -Mrs. John H. (Mary E. Ford) Welch
1958 - Mrs. G. W. Muhleman
1958 - Mrs. R. F. (Esther Mae Stacy) Woods
1905 - Andrew M. Soderberg
1905 - Conrad Seyller
1958 - Roy E. McKenzie
1983 - Mary A. Naftzger, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1983 - Edward C. Morse Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1983 - Kermit BransonSubmitted byMelva L. Taylor
1983 - Montgomery Davey, submitted Melva L. Taylor
1982 - Blanche (Jonson) Hatland, Submitted by Melva L Taylor
1982 - Charles Allen Hitchcock, submited by Melva L. Taylor
1982 - L. Marie (Bivens) Ford, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1982 - Vera E. (Foley) Adams, submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1982 - Meta Ella (Matthes) Mathis, submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1982 - Leona (Fritsch) Gumfory Hayden, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1978 - Arneda (McNeill) Kyseth, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1978 - Helen Jeanne (Bushman) Beier, Submitted by Melva Taylor
1978 - Clayton J. Smith, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1978 - Irene (Walker) Woods, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1978 - Madeline (Livey) Sisler, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1978 - Robert Hart Renwick, Submitted by Melva L Taylor
1978 - Peter Burke, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
1976 - Raymond Foley, Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
MESSAGE BOARD FOR FEBRUARY
Jacob George-Pricilla Holly
Wm. Foy 1788? 1791? Vermont? New Hampshire?
Sterling Public Libary
Looking for obit for Wm. Foy
Sippel, Berge Families of Henry & Bureau Counties
Burdette Foy, son of Almond Foy & Rachel Austin
Wish List (update on Roof fund!)
WANTED: "Ghost Towners"
Howell M Searcy
1872 Business Reference for Whiteside County
BIOGRAPHIES - WHITESIDE 1908
Jacob Garwick, requested by Dale Ratcliffe
BIOGRAPHIES - WHITESIDE 1885
FAMILY PHOTO ALBUMS
Berge (aka: Birge) Family Album- These photos are already in our HOWLETT/PARENT Album, butthey include the Berge family, so I have started a seperate album for the Berge
PICASA WEB ALBUMS (Unfortunately, our search engine cannot index these albums. You will need to go to each album of interest to manually search for surname) Here is a link to
ALL of our Picasa web albums:
http://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSocietyhttp://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSocietyClick on Album of choice. You may then click on individual photos to enlarge, read details or leave comments.
Burial Permits - Milo Smith has donated a box of Burial Permits. I have been scanning them into a Picasa Web Album and also linking to them from the cemetery lists. This is an awesome donation and it helps fill in some missing gaps. This will take quite a while for me to finish, so check your names of interest often. A BIG THANK YOU to Milo!
Military - I continue to add to the Military photo album. I am also adding additional information to the photos as I find them. Please check back to this album often as I
continue to update and add. Currently, I am posting photos from a wonderful book I found in the Walnut Public Library - "Honor Roll, Bureau County 1917-1919"It contains mini
bios on each soldier along with photo. I won't be able to post all of Bureau County, but will try to get all of our surrounding areas.
LEON CEMETERY PHOTOS - I have added more headstone photos to the Leon Cemetery Photo album. I hope to get them all linked to the Leon Cemetery Index next month!
Please see our TABLE OF CONTENTS for a complete list of all of our Cemetery Indexes.
REAGAN BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION - Photos of the Reagan "Party"
1872 Street Map of the Village of Tampico (before its incorporation as a village). You can click on little magnifying glass in upper right corner to enlarge and pan the map. http://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/MapsAtlases/photo#5163664501076776898http://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/MapsAtlases/photo#5163664501076776898
ARTICLES & LOCAL HISTORY
1930 - Howell Searcy Body Moved to Tampico
2008 - Who's Who in Tampico - Spencer Jaquet
1958 - Movie Is Closed (Tampico Theatre)
1905 - Mrs. Frank (Grace) Foy Awarded $2000
Tampico Memorial Cemetery Index - I made some corrections to the "McKenzie" information. The maiden name of Lovina McKenzie, mother of Clyde & Roy and wife of Ray. H.is listed as "Scott" in one log and as "West" in other logs. I am pretty sure the West is correct.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
David & Debra Thormahlen (IL) - Surnames: Brown, France, Gallrapp
Thank you to all who contributed to the website and historical society! You are why we are so great!
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society