Adams County ILGenWeb Trivia Page

Did You Know? Adams County experienced an earthquake on January 4, 1843. Jacob Futterer was a basket maker in Quincy in 1905. Mrs. Florence A. Richardson was a manicurist in Quincy in 1905.   Augustine Tolton, the first black Catholic Priest in the United...

Adams County IL Occupations

1905 Quincy Meat Markets: Arthur J. Aschenbrenner,  Frank C. Ball,  Frederick C. Bangert,  August Bellendorff,  Victor A. Bernhardt,  Birkenmaier & Lang,  Edward W. Boschulte,  Herbert Davis,  John T. Davis,  John Doerschner,  Louis Ebert,  John H. Geers,  William...

Adams County Local History by Month October

The newsworthy events of 1846 were recorded in the Quincy Whig, published every Wednesday in Quincy, Illinois. I hope you’ll enjoy these tidbits gleaned from these very old newspapers, all on microfilm and available to read at Quincy Public Library. From the...

Adams County Local History by Month May

From the Quincy Whig, May 12, 1847 DIED–In this city, on Wednesday, 5th inst., Mrs. Mary H. W. Coffin DIED–On Thursday, the 29th ult., near this city, Mr. William D. Chedwell, in the forty-sixth year of his life. From the Quincy Whig, May 19, 1847...

Adams County Local History by Month June

From the Quincy Whig, June 9, 1847 Married–Near Payson on Wednesday, 2d inst., by the Rev. Mr. Shaw, Mr. William Best to Miss Eveline Thompson, all of this city. From the Quincy Whig, June 16, 1847 Suicide — Mr. Isaac Vincent, of Lima, committed suicide on...

Adams County Local History by Month April

From the Quincy Whig, April 7, 1847 Married–Near Columbus on the 25th, ult. by the Rev. Mr. Matlack, Mr. Thomas Durant of Quincy to Miss Elizabeth Johnson of Highland County. From the Quincy Whig, April 14, 1847 Married–Near Mendon, March 27th, by Rev....

Adams County Local History by Month August

From the Quincy Whig, August 4, 1847 Shortness of Time The moments fly, a minute’s gone!  The minutes fly, an hour is run!  The day is fled, the night is here!  Thus dies a week, a month, a year!  A year, alas! How soon it’s past,  Who knows but this may...