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...

Adams County Local History by Month February

From the Quincy Whig, February 3, 1847 DIED–Near this city (Quincy, IL), on the 26th ult. Wm. H. Whipple,  aged about 17 years, youngest son of the late Col. Whipple. From the Quincy Whig, February 10, 1847 MARRIED–In this city, on Thursday evening last,...

Adams County Local History by Month January

From the Quincy Whig, January 6, 1847 Murder–A most brutal murder was perpetrated at Lima in this county, on New Year’s Day. The names of the parties were Joshua Vance and Jackson Harness. The affair occurred at a grocery. Death of Mr. Hendry It is our...

Adams County Illinois Local History

Adams County Timeline 1819-1849 Our thanks to Linda Lee for this information.   1819 John Wood and Willard Keyes float down the Mississippi on a lumber raft, passing by the future site of Adams County on May 10, 1819 1820 Wood and Keyes lead an exploration party into...

1855 South School Roll – Quincy Illinois

1855 School Roll South School – Quincy, Illinois Quincy, ILL., April 7, 1855 Mr. Editor, As you have manifested considerable interest in the welfare of our Public Schools, I hand you for publication a memorandum from the rolls of the Boys’ Department,...

1870 Wagon Train from Parkton MD to Quincy IL

KNOWN FACTS AND POSSIBLE MEMBERS OF AN 1870 WAGON TRAIN LEAVING FROM PARKTON MARYLAND TO QUINCY ILLINOIS Known facts: John W. Rosier sold his farm “Hunter’s Delight” located on Downs road in the 7th district of Baltimore Co. near Parkton Maryland in...

East Friesland Immigrants to Golden, Illinois

HISTORY OF THE “NEW EAST FRIESLAND” COLONY AT GOLDEN, ILLINOIS  submitted by La Verne A Franken Copyright © 1999-2000 – LaVerne A Franken – All rights reserved. History of the “New East Friesland” Colony at Golden, Illinois...