Ogle Co., IL Genealogy Resources

March 16, 2018 0 Comments

If you have a genealogical or historical Ogle Co. link you would like added to this site, please submit it below: CLICK HERE  LIBRARIES  OGLE CO. & ILLINOIS LINKS  NATIONAL LINKS   PROJECTS AND MAPS  MISC. GENEALOGICAL LINKS  OGLE CO. COURTHOUSE LIBRARIES Bertolet Memorial Library 705 Main St.Leaf River, IL 61047Phone: (815) 738-2742 / Fax: (815) …

Zenas Aplington (1815-1862) Biography

March 6, 2018 0 Comments

Zenas Aplington, was born December 24, 1815, the seventh child of James and Caty (Dean) Aplington, descendants of the first settlers of Massachusetts. His childhood was spent in Broome and Delaware Counties, New York, and his education was gained in that locality, and in his twenty-second year he left home, reaching Buffalo Grove in 1837. …

Zellers Family Photograph (c.1896)

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“My great great grandparents (Daniel Boone and Mary (Long) Zellers are in the middle. I don’t know the man on the end, but the next two are William Keedy and William Lewis Stine. Mary Jeanette Zellers is behind them and next to her is Elenora Zellers Row. Great grandpa Martin Henry Zellers is to the …

Jacob and Mary (Critchlow) Yetter Photograph

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Photo of my great grandparents, Jacob and Mary (Critchlow)Yetter. They lived in Stillman Valley from the early 1900’s. Jacobdied June 30, 1945 in Stillman Valley. Mary eventually moved outof Stillman Valley and died at a nursing home July 24, 1970 inRockford, IL. Jacob was a farmer, and Mary had been a teacherbefore she married Jacob …

John and Lydia (Kriebel) Yeakel 50th Anniversary Announcement – October 14, 1899

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The Ogle County Press, Polo, IllinoisSaturday, October 14, 1899p.1 Col. 3 (with portraits) OUR CITY OF GOLDEN WEDDINGSBRIDES AND GROOMS OF FIFTY YEARS AGO, ALSO THOSE OF TO-DAY Polo has been known as the embowered city city — the home of literary societies — as a no-license town — as the home of three-score and …

Lima Congdon Woods, wife of William and son Cyrenius Nelson Woods Obituaries (1863)

March 6, 2018 0 Comments

These obituaries are for son Lt. C. N. Woods (he’s listed on the monument in the middle of Byron) and his mother Lima who died about a month later. I haven’t been able to find an obit for the father Maj William Woods (from the War of 1812) who died about a year later. All …

Woodlawn (Brodies Grove) Cemetery, Dement Twp., Ogle Co., IL

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Woodlawn or Brodies Grove is the only cemetery in this township. It was established in the 1840’s. It is on the west side of Woodlawn Road just a little north of the village of Creston in Section 12. The Brodies, whose child was the first burial, were alleged to have been connected with prairie bandits, …

Catherine (Miller) Wolfe and Sara (Wolfe) Stover Photograph – c.1900

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Four Generation picture: Katie (Stover) Riste (1870-c1938), daughter of Sarah (Wolfe) Stover (1843-1920). Dora Riste was the great-grandchild of Catherine “Grandma” (Miller) Wolfe (1817-1903). Contributed by David Lee Zellers

William Reynolds Waterbury (1834-1864) Civil War Photo

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William Reynolds WaterburyCorporal, Company B, 7th Illinois CalvaryBrookville, ILMustered in Sept. 13, 1861Died in a Rebel Prison – Richmond, Va. June 18, 1864 Descendants of William Reynolds Waterbury 1 William Reynolds WATERBURY b: October 31, 1834 in NY d: January18, 1864 in Belle Isle, VA Prison Military service: Civil War,7th IL Volunteer Calvary. +Lydia F. …