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  • University of Chicago

    The University of Chicago ( UChicago ) is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1890, its main campus is located in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. In Fall 2021, it enrolled 18,452 students, including 7,559 undergraduates and 10,893 graduate students. The university is composed of an undergraduate college and five graduate research divisions, which contain all of the...

  • DeWitt County, Illinois

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in DeWitt County, Illinois.The county was formed on March 1, 1839 from Macon and McLean counties. The county was named in honor of the seventh Governor of New York State, DeWitt Clinton. Adjacent Counties * McLean County * Piatt County * Macon County * Logan County Cities, Townships & Villages *Barnett*Clinton (County Seat)*Clintonia*Cre...

  • Lake County, Illinois

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Lake County, Illinois.= Official Website =The county, which was primarily unsettled prairie and was still home to its native Potawatomi Indians, was created by the Illinois State Legislature in 1839. Adjacent Counties * Kenosha County, Wisc. * McHenry County * Cook County Cities *Highland Park*Highwood*Lake Forest*North Chicago*Park ...

  • State of Illinois

    This subportal is part of the USA Portal . == ILLINOIS = "The Prairie State; Land of Lincoln" Illinois is a state in the midwestern region of the United States, achieving statehood in 1818. It is the 6th most populous state and 25th largest state in terms of land area, and is noted as a microcosm of the entire country. The word "Illinois" comes from a French rendering of a native Algonquin word...

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  • Illinois with Counties, Cities, and Towns Project

    This project is part of the State of Illinois Portal. = ==This project is for those FROM Illinois and/or their respective Counties.==There are 102 counties in the state of Illinois.Most counties in Illinois were named after early American leaders, especially of the American Revolutionary War, as well as soldiers from the Battle of Tippecanoe and the War of 1812. Some are named after natural fea...

  • Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

    This project is for those who were born, lived, and died in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois .==The name "Chicago" is derived from a French rendering of the Native American word shikaakwa, known to botanists as Allium tricoccum, from the Miami-Illinois language. The first known reference to the site of the current city of Chicago as "Checagou" was by Robert de LaSalle around 1679 in a memoir.In t...

  • Illinois in the US Civil War (USA) 1861-1865

    This project is used to relate all units from Illinois who served in the Union Army.

  • Jews of Chicago

    This is an umbrella project for all projects related to Jews from Chicago. Jews came to Chicago from virtually every country in Europe and the Middle East, but especially from Germany and Eastern Europe. Unlike most other immigrant groups, Jews left the Old Country with no thoughts of ever returning to lands where so many had experienced poverty, discrimination, and even sporadic massacres. J...

  • Cook County, Illinois

    This project is for those who were born, lived, and died in Cook County, Illinois. ==Cook County is a county in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the second-most populous county in the United States after Los Angeles County, California. As of 2015, the population was 5,238,216. Its county seat is Chicago, the largest city in Illinois and third-most populous city in the United States. More than ...

  • Mendon Cemetery, Mendon, Illinois

    This project is for those buried in Mendon Cemetery, Mendon, Adams County, Illinois. Find a Grave

  • Northwestern University

    Wikipedia =Northwestern University (NU) is a private research university with campuses in Evanston and Chicago in Illinois, United States, as well as Doha, Qatar. Home to twelve schools and colleges, Northwestern offers 124 undergraduate degrees and 145 graduate and professional degrees.Northwestern was founded in 1851 by John Evans, for whom the City of Evanston is named, and eight other lawye...

  • Woodford County, Illinois

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Woodford County, Illinois. Official Website Woodford County is part of what was formerly the homelands of several Native American peoples, including the Potawatomi,[3] the Meskwaki,[4] and the Sauk peoples. It was located just south of the land of the Illiniwek. The western portion of the county in particular shows much archeologi...

  • Chicago Catholic Cemeteries: Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois

    Mt. Olivet was the first Catholic cemetery on the South side of Chicago. Archbishop Patrick Feehan purchased the land for $40,000 in 1884. The cemetery was consecrated in 1885, and was the first Catholic cemetery to be established in the south side of Chicago. There are over 142,200 people buried at the cemetery, with over 150 annual interments. The cemetery is 93 acres in size. It became one...

  • Rock Island County, Illinois, USA

    Please add those who were born, lived, or died in Rock Island County, Illinois. Wikipedia Genealogy Trails GenWebsite Find a Grave

  • Whiteside County, Illinois

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Whiteside County, Illinois. Official Website Whiteside County was organized in 1836. It was named for General Samuel Whiteside, an Illinois officer in the War of 1812 and Black Hawk War. Adjacent Counties Carroll County Ogle County Lee County Bureau County Henry County Rock Island County Clinton County

  • Bartlett Cemetery, Bartlett, Illinois

    The cemetery is located on 528-698 West North Avenue, Bartlett, Cook County, Illinois. Find a Grave

  • LaSalle County, Illinois

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in LaSalle County, Illinois.= Official Website =LaSalle County was formed on January 15, 1831 out of Tazewell and Putnam Counties. It is named for the early French explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle.William D. Boyce founded the Boy Scouts of America in Ottawa. He and two other founders established the BSA, but Boyce is give...

  • Putnam County, Illinois

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Putnam County, Illinois. Official Website The county was formed in 1825 and named after Israel Putnam, who was a general in the American Revolution. Adjacent Counties Bureau County LaSalle County Marshall County Villages, Townships & Communities Florid Granville Hennepin Magnolia Mark McNabb Moronts ...

  • Lake Forest College

    Wikipedia =Lake Forest College is a four-year coeducational private liberal arts college in Lake Forest, Illinois, on Chicago's North Shore. Founded in 1857 as Lind University by Presbyterian ministers, the college has been coeducational since 1876 and an undergraduate-focused liberal arts institution since 1903. Lake Forest enrolls approximately 1,600 students representing 47 states and 81 cou...

  • Roscoe Cemetery, Roscoe, Illinois

    This project is for those buried in Roscoe Cemetery, Roscoe, Winnebago County, Illinois. Find a Grave Genealogy Trails

  • University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

    Wikipedia The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (U of I, University of Illinois, UIUC, or simply Illinois) is a public research-intensive university in the U.S. state of Illinois. A land-grant university, it is the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system. The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (founded, 1867) is the second oldest public university in the state (a...

  • Lee County, Illinois

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Lee County, Illinois.= Official Website =The county was named for Lighthorse Harry Lee, officer in the Revolutionary War, or Richard Henry Lee, member of the Continental Congress. It was organized on February 27, 1839.President Ronald Reagan lived in Dixon as a boy and attended Dixon High School. Adjacent Counties * DeKalb County * Og...

  • Ogle County, Illinois

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Ogle County, Illinois.= Official Website =Ogle County was formed in 1836 and named in honor of Captain Joseph Ogle, a veteran of the Revolutionary War who settled in Illinois in 1785. Adjacent Counties * Boone County * DeKalb County * Winnebago County * Lee County * Whiteside County * Carroll County Cities & Villages *Adeline*Byron*Cr...

  • Bradley University

    Wikipedia =Bradley University is a private, mid-sized university in Peoria, Illinois. Founded in 1897, Bradley University currently enrolls 5,700 students.The Bradley Polytechnic Institute was founded by philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley in 1897 in memory of her husband Tobias and their six children, all of whom died early and suddenly, leaving Bradley a childless widow. The Bradleys had discus...

  • Oak Woods Cemetery

    Oak Woods Cemetery is located in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. It is a private cemetery owned and operated by Dignity Corporation, and is not affiliated with any church denomination. It is one of the more significant historic cemeteries on Chicago's south side with burial sites of renowned figures like Mayor Harold Washington, civil rights activist Ida B. Wells, and Olympian Jesse Owens. The ...

  • Rockford, Illinois

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Rockford, Illinois. Official Website Rockford is the county seat of Winnebago County and lies on the Rock River. History Rockford traces its roots to 1834, as the combined settlements of Midway were founded on both banks of the Rock River. On the west bank, Germanicus Kent and Thatcher Blake (with his slave Lewis Lemon) founded...

  • Winnebago County, Illinois

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Winnebago County, Illinois. Official Website Winnebago County was formed on January 16, 1836 and was named for the Winnebago Tribe of American Indians. Adjacent Counties Rock County, Wisc. Boone County DeKalb County Ogle County Stephenson County Green County, Wisc. Cities, Villages, Townships & Communities Al...

  • Kane County, Illinois

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Kane County, Illinois.= Official Website =Kane County was formed in 1836 and was named in honor of Elias Kane, United States Senator from Illinois, and the first Secretary of State of Illinois. Adjacent Counties * DuPage County * Cook County * Will County * DeKalb County * McHenry County * Kendall County Cities * Aurora (part)

  • Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Illinois or Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA

    Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Illinois or Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA: Find a Grave German Waldheim Cemetery , previously known as Waldheim Cemetery , was originally founded in 1873 as a non-religion-specific cemetery, where Freemasons , Romani, and German -speaking immigrants to Chicago could be buried without regard for religious affiliation. In 196...

  • DeKalb County, Illinois

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in DeKalb County, Illinois.= Official Website = Overview DeKalb County was formed on 4 March 1837, out of Kane County, Illinois. The County was named for Johann de Kalb, a German (Bavarian) hero of the American Revolutionary War. DeKalb County's area is approximately 632.7 square miles, located 63 miles west of Chicago. Between 1834 and ...

  • Place projects

    Place projects are projects on Geni that are focused of a specific geographical place or region. Places profiles are also the precursor to the upcoming Place Profiles feature.=Place project portals= Includes countries and kingdoms, and other top level place project. ==Geographical==* Australia * Canada * Europe** Al-Andalus ** Austro-Hungarian-Empire ** Belarus ** Czech Republic-Bohemia ** Croa...

  • Loyola University Chicago

    Wikipedia =Loyola University Chicago (often referred to as Loyola or LUC) is a private American Catholic university located in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1870 by the Jesuits, today Loyola is one of the largest Catholic universities in the nation and a major contributor to Chicago's economic and cultural capital. Loyola's professional schools have educated generations of local business and ci...

  • Aurora, Illinois

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Aurora, Illinois. Official Website History Aurora is a suburb of Chicago and is located in DuPage , Kendall , Kane and Will counties. It's nickname is "City of Lights" because it was one of the first American cities to have electric street lights. The Aurora area has some significant architecture, including structures by Frank...

  • Bureau County, Illinois

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Bureau County, Illinois. History Bureau County was created from a portion of Putnam County in 1837. It is named for brothers Michel and Pierre Bureau, French Canadians who ran a trading post from 1776 until the 1780s near the conjunction of Big Bureau Creek with Illinois River. Their actual surname most likely was Belleau, but the loc...

  • Madison County, Illinois

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Madison County, Illinois.= Official Website =Madison County was established on September 14, 1812 and was named for President James Madison .In the late 19th century, Madison County became an industrial region, and in the 20th century was known first for Graniteware, and later for its steel mills, oil refineries, and other heavy indu...

  • Bailey Memorial Cemetery, Tolono, Illinois

    "THE BAILEY CEMETERY" Champaign County, Illinois The Bailey Cemetery is located about one mile northwest of Tolono, Illinois. The name "Bailey," was given (in all likelihood) from Mr. Edward Bailey, formerly president of the Champaign National Bank, Champaign, Illinois, or from his parents - as they owned land in this vicinity. The name "Bailey" is placed on the gateposts, but the name Ash Gro...

  • St. Patrick Cemetery, Godfrey, Illinois

    The cemetery is located on 2801 Greenwood Lane, Godfrey, Madison County, Illinois. It is also known as Greenwood Cemetery . Find a Grave

  • Marshall Cemetery, Marshall, Illinois

    This project is for those buried In Marshall Cemetery, Clark County, Illinois. Find a Grave

  • Avon Cemetery, Avon, Illinois

    The cemetery is located in Avon, Fulton County, Illinois. In the early years of Avon there was a Mailliard-Gallet cemetery on the north side of East Woods Street. Later, it is reported, the stones were moved to the Avon and/or St. Augustine cemeteries. Another cemetery was located on O.H. Woods land at what is now the southeast corner of Main and Cortland Streets. About fifty graves were prese...

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Wikipedia Southern Illinois University is a public research university located in Carbondale, Illinois, United States. Founded in 1869, SIU is the flagship campus of the Southern Illinois University system. (The other members are Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Southern Illinois School of Law, and Southern Illinois University School o...

  • Carl Sandburg College

    Carl Sandburg College is a public community college with its main campus in Galesburg, Illinois. The college serves west-central Illinois region and has a branch campus in Carthage and an off-campus site in downtown Galesburg. The college was established in 1966 and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Along with providing associate degree education for students, Sandburg also has ...

  • Peoria (City), Illinois

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in the city of Peoria, Illinois.= Official Website = Overview Peoria is the county seat of Peoria County, is the largest city on the Illinois River and is the oldest European settlement in Illinois. French explorers René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle and Henri de Tonti constructed Fort Crevecoeur. This fort would later burn to the g...

  • Peoria County, Illinois

    Please add profiles for people who were born, lived or died in Peoria County, Illinois. Official Wesbite Peoria County was formed in 1825 and was named for the Peoria, an Illiniwek people who lived there. Adjacent Counties Knox County Stark County Fulton County Marshall County Woodford County Cities & Villages Bartonville Bellevue Brimfield Chillicothe Dunlap ...

  • Knox County, Illinois

    Please add profiles of people who were born, lived or died in Knox County, Illinois.= Official Website =The modern Knox County, Illinois, was organized in 1825 and was named in honor of Henry Knox, the first US Secretary of War. Adjacent Counties * Henry County * Mercer County * Stark County * Fulton County * Peoria County * Warren County Cities & Villages *Abingdon*Altona*East Galesburg* Gales...

  • Russell Cemetery,Knox County, Illinois, USA

    Russell Cemetery, Knox County, Illinois, USA: Find a Grave

  • Clark County, Illinois

    Please add profiles for people who were born, lived or died in Clark County, Illinois.= Official Website =Clark County was formed in 1819 out of Crawford County. At the time of its formation, Clark County included about a third of Illinois, and extended as far north as the present state of Wisconsin. In 1821 the northern part of Clark County became part of the newly created Pike County, and the...

  • Education in Illinois

    This subportal is part of the Illinois Portal and the Education in the United States Portal . = Welcome to the Education in Illinois subportal! This subportal is part of the Education in the United States portal, which is in turn part of Geni's umbrella portal for all education-related projects. We hope this categorization makes things easier for you to find! If you have a project ...

  • Rock Island National Cemetery

    Wikipedia Rock Island National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located within Rock Island Arsenal near the city of Rock Island, Illinois. Find a Grave

  • Ford County, Illinois

    Please add those who were born in, lived in or died in Ford County, Illinois.== On February 17, 1859 Ford County became the 102nd and last county to be established in the State of Illinois.Ford County is a county in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 United States Census, it had a population of 14,081. Its county seat is Paxton.Ford County was named after Thomas Ford, the Governo...

  • Logan County, Illinois

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Logan County, Illinois.= Official Website =Established in 1839, Logan County was named after physician and State Representative John Logan, father of Union General John Alexander Logan. Adjacent Counties * DeWitt County * McLean County * Macon County * Menard County * Mason County * Sangamon County * Tazewell County

  • St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Brussels, Illinois

    This project is for those buried in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Brussels, Calhoun County, Illinois. The cemetery is located on Main Street (County Road 1) and is also known as St. Mary's Cemetery . Find a Grave

  • Springfield, Illinois

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Springfield, Illinois. Official Website Springfield is the capital of Illinois and the county seat of Sangamon County. History Wikipedia Springfield was originally named "Calhoun", after Senator John C. Calhoun of South Carolina. The land that Springfield now occupies was settled first by trappers and fur traders who came t...

  • Sangamon County, Illinois

    Please add profiles for people who were born, lived or died in Sangamon County, Illinois. Official Website History Sangamon County was formed in 1821 out of Madison and Bond counties. The county was named for the Sangamon River, which runs through it. The origin of the name of the river is unknown; among several explanations is the theory that it comes from the Pottawatomie word Sain-guee...

  • Calhoun County, Illinois

    Please add profiles of people who were born, lived or died in Calhoun County, Illinois.= Official Website = History Calhoun County was settled by Americans during the very early 19th century, and officially organized in 1825. It was named for Vice President John C. Calhoun, in addition to the Calhoun family that was prominent in the area at the time. The southern side of the county, covered in ...

  • Atlanta Cemetery, Atlanta, Illinois

    Please add profiles of those buried in Atlanta Cemetery, Atlanta, Logan County, Illinois. Find a Grave Genealogy Trails

  • Atherton Cemetery, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois

    Atherton Cemetery resides in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois. Also known as Old Atherton Cemetery , the cemetery is active. Atherton's earliest burials date from the late 1840s. "Adjacent to Atherton Cemetery is Old Atherton, just to the south on top of the hill. The Cemeteries are blended together. Old Atherton was started in 1858, and the new section is still active. Also in the 1860’s,...

  • Astoria Cemetery, Astoria, Illinois

    Please add profiles of those buried in Astoria Cemetery, Astoria, Fulton County, Illinois. Find a Grave

  • Assumption Cemetery, Wheaton, Illinois

    The cemetery is located on 1S510 Winfield Road, Wheaton, DuPage County, Illinois. Find a Grave Billion Graves

  • Ashmore Cemetery, Ashmore, Illinois

    The cemetery is located on 5 East Charleston Road, Ashmore, Coles County, Illinois. Find a Grave

  • Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Illinois

    Ashland City Cemetery is a lovely, well-maintained and currently used cemetery. It is situated approximately 1/4 mile west of Ashland on North Washington Road, in Ashland, Cass County, Illinois. Find a Grave

  • Fulton County, Illinois

    This project is for those that were born, lived, and died in Fulton County ,Illinois

  • Jews of Illinois

    This is an umbrella project for all projects related to Jews from Illinois .Subproject: Jews of Chicago Virtual Jewish World: llinois, United States The first known permanent Jewish resident was John Hays , grandson of an early New York Jew, who settled in Cahokia in 1793. Farmer, trader, and soldier, Hays served as the county's postmaster until 1798, when he was appointed sheriff. The only oth...

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  • Millikin University

    Wikipedia =Millikin University is an American co-educational, comprehensive, private, four-year university with traditional undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, business, fine arts, and professional studies, as well as non-traditional, adult degree-completion programs (PACE) and graduate programs in business administration and nursing. Millikin's campus is in Decatur, Illinois and serve...

  • Mound City National Cemetery

    Wikipedia Mound City National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located near Mound City, in Pulaski County, Illinois. Find a Grave

  • Knoxville, Illinois

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Knoxville, Knox County, Illinois.= Official Website =Knoxville was established on January 15, 1831, and called Henderson until its name was changed to Knoxville on December 22, 1832 when it became the county seat. It was one of the first 10 municipalities incorporated in the state and is the oldest town in Knox County. James Knox was ...

  • Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery, Rockford, Illinois

    The cemetery is located on 6202 Charles Street, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois. Official Website Find a Grave Billion Graves

  • Our Lady of Angels School Fire

    Our Lady of the Angels was an elementary school consisting of kindergarten through eighth grade. It was located at 909 North Avers Avenue in the Humboldt Park area of Chicago's West Side, on the northeast corner of West Iowa Street and North Avers Avenue (some sources describe the school as "in Austin"). The neighborhood had originally been heavily Irish-American, but gradually developed in the...

  • Arlington Cemetery, Elmhurst, Illinois

    Burials began in the 1890s. The eastern edge of the cemetery is situated along County Line Road in Elmhurst, DuPage County, Illinois. Official Website Find a Grave

  • Arcola Township Cemetery, Arcola, Illinois

    The Arcola Township Cemetery, located in Arcola, Douglas County, Illinois, is a burial ground that offers funeral and burial services. The Cemetery provides information about their funeral and burial policies, burial records, plot records, and other Arcola Cemetery records. Find a Grave

  • Arborcrest Memorial Park, Funkhouser, Illinois

    This project is for those buried in Arborcrest Memorial Park, Funkhouser, Effingham County, Illinois. Find a Grave

  • Champaign County, Illinois

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Champaign County, Illinois.= Official Website =Champaign County was organized in 1833, having been previously a part of Vermilion County. The county and county seat were named for Champaign County, Ohio and Urbana, Ohio respectively, the homeplace of the Illinois legislator who sponsored the bill to create the county. The development...

  • Momence Cemetery, Momence, Kankakee County, Illinois

    Momence Cemetery, also known as Momence Protestant Cemetery, is located in Momence, Kankakee, Illinois. The cemetery was established in 1870 and is overseen by the Momence Cemetery Association. Find a Grave Genealogy Trails

  • Kankakee County, Illinois

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Kankakee County, Illinois.= Official Website =An act of the Illinois Legislature created Kankakee County in February 1853 and was named for the Kankakee River.French Canadian Settlers came to Kankakee County in 1834, after the federal government signed the Treaty of Camp Tippecanoe in 1832. They were soon joined by migrants from New ...

  • Clinton County, Illinois

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Clinton County, Illinois.= Official Website =In 1805, prior to the establishment of the county, the territorial government established a post road from its capital (Vincennes, Indiana) to St. Louis, Missouri, passing through the county. In 1808 a wagon road was laid out through the future Clinton County. It extended from the Goshen Se...

  • Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery, Normal, Illinois

    The cemetery is located on 4408 East Raab Road, Normal, McLean County, Illinois. Find a Grave Billion Graves

  • Marion County, Illinois

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Marion County, Illinois.Marion County was organized on January 24, 1823 and was named in honor of Revolutionary War Gen. Francis Marion, the "Swamp Fox". Adjacent Counties * Fayette County * Clay County * Wayne County * Clinton County * Washington County * Jefferson County Cities, Villages, Townships & Communities Alma | Carrigan | Ce...

  • Illinois College

    Wikipedia Illinois College is a private, liberal arts college, affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the Presbyterian Church (USA), and located in Jacksonville, Illinois. It was the second college founded in Illinois, but the first to grant a degree (in 1835). It was founded in 1829 by the Illinois Band, students from Yale University who traveled westward to found new colleges.[3][4] ...

  • Wayne County, Illinois

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Wayne County, Illinois. Wayne County was formed in 1819 out of Edwards County. It is named after Gen. "Mad Anthony" Wayne, an officer in the Revolutionary War and Northwest Indian War. Adjacent Counties Clay County Richland County Edwards County White County Marion County Jefferson County Hamilton County

  • White County, Illinois

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in White County, Illinois. Official Website White County was organized from Gallatin County in 1815, and was named after Captain Isaac White, a Gallatin County legislator who is credited with the idea of extending the Illinois-Wisconsin border a few miles north of the southern tip of Lake Michigan and was also in charge of the salt w...

  • Hamilton County, Illinois

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Hamilton County, Illinois.= Official Website =Hamilton County was formed out of White County in 1821. It is named for Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary War hero and the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.On March 18, 1925, the infamous Tri-State Tornado tore across the county, destroying dozens of homes and farms in Flannig...

  • Franklin County, Illinois

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Franklin County, Illinois.= Official Website =Franklin County was established on January 2, 1818 and formed from parts of Gallatin and White counties. It was named for Benjamin Franklin. The high levels of gas found in Franklin County's coal deposits have resulted in mining disasters and explosions over the years. Between 1905 and 196...

  • Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Illinois

    This project is for those buried in Lexington Cemetery, also known as Porteus Cemetery , Lexington, Mclean County, Illinois. Find a Grave Lexington Genealogical & Historical Society

  • Scrogin Cemetery, Lexington, Illinois

    Located at corner of Lee & Wall , Lexington, McLean County, Illinois. Lexington Township, Section 7. NOTE: At Scrogin Cemetery all the stones have been moved so that they are all in rows and not where the bodies are actually buried. They put all the names of those buried there on one big stone. Find a Grave Lexington Genealogical & Historical Society Wiki Tree

  • Vermilion County, Illinois

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Vermilion County, Illinois. Official Website History The county was created on 18 January 1826. It is named after the Vermilion River, which passes through the county and empties into the Wabash River in Indiana. The river was so named because of the color of the earth along its route. The county's saline springs were a strong...

  • Bloomington-Normal, McLean County, Illinois

    Please add those who were born, lived or died in Bloomington or Normal, Illinois.Bloomington and Normal are twin cities, though Bloomington has the larger population and is the county seat. = Official Website = Bloomington The Bloomington area was at the edge of a large grove occupied by the Kickapoo people before the first Euro-American settlers arrived in the early 1820s. Springing from the s...

  • McLean County, Illinois

    Please add the profiles of anyone who was born, lived or died in McLean County, Illinois.= Official Web Site =McLean County, Illinois was formed in 1830 and named after former Illinois Sen. John McLean (D-IL) . = Official Web Site = Adjacent Counties * Livingston County * Ford County * Woodford County * Champaign County * Piatt County * DeWitt County

  • Coles County, Illinois

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Coles County, Illinois. History Coles County was organized on December 25, 1830 out of Clark and Edgar counties. It was named after Edward Coles, the second governor of Illinois, from 1822 to 1826. The majority of the American settlers who founded Coles County, Illinois were either from the six New England states, or were born in upst...

  • Edgar County, Illinois

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Edgar County, Illinois.= Official Website =Edgar County was formed out of Clark County in 1823. It was named for John Edgar, an Irish-born officer in the Royal Navy who resigned rather than fight against the Americans in the Revolutionary War. Adjacent Counties * Clark County * Vigo County, Ind. * Coles County * Douglas County * Vermi...

  • Stronghurst Cemetery, Stronghurst, Illinois

    This project is for those buried in Stronghurst Cemetery, Stronghurst, Henderson County, Illinois. Find a Grave

  • Olena Cemetery, Olena, Illinois

    This project is for those buried in Olena Cemetery, Olena, Henderson County, Illinois. Find a Grave

  • Henderson County, Illinois

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Henderson County, Illinois.= Official Website =Henderson County was formed in 1841. It was named for Henderson County, Kentucky, which was named for Richard Henderson, founder of the Transylvania Company, an early attempt to organize what later became Kentucky around 1775. Adjacent Counties * Hancock County * McDonough County * Des Mo...

  • Douglas County, Illinois

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Douglas County, Illinois.Douglas County was formed in 1859 out of Coles County. It was named for Stephen A. Douglas, who was elected to the United States Senate in 1858, following the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. Adjacent Counties * Champaign County * Vermilion County * Edgar County * Piatt County * Coles County * Moultrie County Cities ...

  • Bond County, Illinois

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Bond County, Illinois. History Bond County was formed in 1817 out of Madison County. It was named for Shadrach Bond, who was then the delegate from the Illinois Territory to the United States Congress, and who thereupon became the first governor of Illinois, serving from 1818 to 1822.The county's primary city, Greenville, had a post o...

  • Alton Cemetery, Alton, Illinois

    This project is for those buried in Alton Cemetery, also known as Grandview Cemetery , in Alton, Madison County, Illinois. Find a Grave

  • Rockingham County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Rockingham County, North Carolina. Official Website History Between 1728 and 1733, the Dan River Valley was surveyed by William Byrd II. He soon thereafter purchased 20,000 acres of the land, attracting prospective farmers. The region's first western settlers came from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia and were of...

  • Illinois State University

    Wikipedia =Illinois State University (ISU), founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois and is located in Normal, Illinois. The University emphasizes teaching and is recognized as one of the top ten largest producers of teachers in the US according to the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. The University's athletic teams are members of the Missouri Valley Co...

  • St. Clair County, Illinois

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in St. Clair County, Illinois. Official Website History After the United States achieved independence in the late 18th century, St. Clair County was the first county established in present-day Illinois; it antedates Illinois' existence as a separate jurisdiction. The county was established in 1790 by a proclamation of Arthur St. C...

  • Alexander County, Illinois

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Alexander County, Illinois. Official Website History Alexander County was organized in 1819. It was named for William M. Alexander, a physician who practiced in the town of America. The county was initially developed for agriculture and settled by numerous migrants from the Upper South. Settled largely by white migrants from t...

  • Albion Cemetery, Albion, Illinois

    According to the Historical Society, there is no Elder Cemetery . However, there is a cemetery called Old Albion Cemetery by the locals. Commonly called "Old Albion Cemetery," located in Albion, Edwards County, Illinois, it was established circa 1820 and is located between Fourth and Fifth Streets and bordered on the south by Pine Street. Find a Grave

  • Richland County, Illinois

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Richland County, Illinois. Richland County, named after Richland County, Ohio, was established on February 24, 1841. Adjacent Counties Jasper County Crawford County Lawrence County Wabash County Clay County Wayne County Edwards County Cities, Villages & Townships Berryville

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