Wolbrand “J.W.” Duitsman, Wessel Hoek, and Klaas Meyer Killed When Lightning Hits Church, June 6, 1913

March 4, 2018 0 Comments

The Freeport Daily Standard, Saturday, June 7, 1913LIGHTNING HITS CHURCH; KILLS 3; BUILDING BURNSBOLT PLAYS HAVOC IN GERMAN REFORMED HOUSE OF WORSHIP, BAILEYVILLEVICTIMS WERE RESTING IN VESTIBULE, BENEATH STEEPLEFourth Man Slightly Injured; was ‘Clean-Up’ Day at Church – Edifice Burned to groundTHE DEADJ. W. DUITSMAN, age 60.KLAAS MYER, age 35.WESSEL HOEK, age 30.THE INJUREDOntje OltmanThree …

Newspapers Available from the Illinois State Library on Microfilm for Ogle Co., IL

March 1, 2018 0 Comments

This is a list of newspapers available on microfilm via inter-library loan. Some of the local libraries also have these and may have additional. If you have trouble reading any of these dates, write tome and I will check the book. Information and instructions for ordering newspapers on microfilm Return to OgleCo. Genealogy Site

Kings, Ogle Co., IL History

March 3, 2018 0 Comments

KINGS SURVEYED IN 1876Raymond Buker Rochelle News Leader July 7, 1960(The following history was written by Raymond Buker of Oregon,IL in 1955) The plat of the village of Kings was surveyed and laid outin June of 1876. It is situated on land owned by William HenryKing and Emeline, his wife, which Mr. Long purchased in …

Extracts from 1897-1898 Rochelle Independent, Rochelle, Flagg Twp., Ogle Co., IL

March 6, 2018 0 Comments

Thursday 23 Dec 1897 “Suicide of Traveler” Christan Doneson, a Swede, en route from Chicago to Sweden, was found hanging in the woods near Bernhard’s Bay, New York Born, to Mr. & Mrs. Edward McGinnis a little girl last Saturday morning. Kings The infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Preston died Monday December 20th. …

Old Settlers Reunion – September 1883, Mt. Morris, Ogle Co., IL

March 5, 2018 0 Comments

Byron Express, 9/14/1883, p. 4 The Old Settlers The re-union of the Old Settlers at Mr. Morris Thursday was one of the most pleasant reunions we ever attended anywhere. Mr. Morris people deserve great credit for the ability shown in providing for and entertaining their friends. We shall not attempt a description this week of …

Newspaper Clippings from the Forreston Herald (1871-1901)

February 28, 2018 3 Comments

  Old Newspaper Clippings 1871-1901 Courtesy of Morgan Rajcevich A couple of years ago I spent a long winter in my local library sitting in front of a microfilm reader going thru old copies of the “Forreston Herald” searching for clues to my family’s history. During the process I felt I got to know the …

William Drake (1871-1946) Obituary

William Drake (1871-1946) Obituary
March 6, 2018 0 Comments

William Drake (1871-1946) Obituary Return to OgleCo. Genealogy Site

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

March 6, 2018 0 Comments

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 …

Ogle Co., IL Family Reunions News Clippings KING, SPENCER, SHUMWAY, LABORE, WAGGONER, STULL, HARDESTY, SCHRYVER, KNIGHT, TYLER, SCHREIBER, LIGHT, LINN, HOLMES, LING, REINTS

September 5, 2019 0 Comments

If you have an old family reunion clipping you would like added here, please send it to meKing Family Reunion, December 28, 1885, Rockford Daily Register King Family Reunion, June 26, 1905, Rockford Republic Naaman Spencer Decendents Reunion, September 27, 1898, Rockford Register Gazette David Shumway Descendents Reunion, May 30, 1899 Rockford Morning Star Westley Henry …