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.
OBITUARIES http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Obit_Index.htmlhttp://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Obit_Index.html 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 http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Message_Board.htmlhttp://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Message_Board.html Amos Short Jacob George-Pricilla Holly Wm. Foy 1788? 1791? Vermont? New Hampshire? Sterling Public Libary Looking for obit for Wm. Foy Ruck Sippel, Berge Families of Henry & Bureau Counties Love Center? Burdette Foy, son of Almond Foy & Rachel Austin Daniel Foy Wish List (update on Roof fund!) WANTED: "Ghost Towners" Richard Victor Howell M Searcy
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! http://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/BURIALPERMITShttp://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/BURIALPERMITS
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. http://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/MILITARYhttp://picasaweb.google.com/TampicoHistoricalSociety/MILITARY
CEMETERIES 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. http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Tampico_Memorical_Cem_M.htmlhttp://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Tampico_Memorical_Cem_M.html
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!