Welcome to Henry County! I'm your host Wini Caudell. Henry County is a county rich in history with many emigrants settling here in hopes of a better life for them and their children. I hope to put a lot of information on this site for everyone to find. It's very important to find your roots, without knowing your past and where you came from there will always that question in your life.
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Bishop Hill Steeple Building
Etching by Jordan Murray
Henry County is located in west-central Illinois south of Interstate 80 and I-74 It was formed in 1825 out of Fulton County and named for Patrick Henry, statesman.
It's known for its rich farm land and is dotted with many small towns. The first town was Andover founded in 1835 by Rev. Ithamar Pillsbury, a Presbyterian minister who would later become a minister in Milan, Illinois.
County Seat: Cambridge
Photo courtsey of Bonnie Wiley
We are needing obits for the Morristown and St. Johns Lutheran Cemeteries database that we are working on. If you can share obits with us we would sure appreciate it!!! Please type your name at the bottom of the typed obit and your email if you would like to be contacted by others. We will be putting the databases on the Illinois Ancestors website along with the Geneseo Library website. Thanks so much for helping us in this project. Robin Pardus & Fama Prokup Contact Robin at: Robin59@aeroinc.net or firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Fama at: email@example.com
Genealogy meetings are usually held on the second Friday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Hammond Room
The descendants of Jacob & Elizabeth (Sand) Weber will hold their 89th Weber Family reunion Sunday August 21st at the Loraine United Methodist Church, in rural Geneseo. A potluck lunch will start at noon.Those attending should bring dishes to pass, your drink and table service. Ice cream will be provided. Please bring old family photos, old reunion photos, certificates, and memories.The group has been on a search for photo of Caroline Papenthien Weber. Please look thru old photos and bring them to the reunion. Don’t forget your digital cameras!! Send any updates of births, marriages, deaths,photos or for more information so that it can get put in Weber book, feel free to scan any photos to Robin.
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Updated June 7, 2016
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I am looking for volunteers who live in Henry Co. or the surrounding area who might be willing to do some transcriptions from old newspapers, obits or anything that may be available to transcribe for this web site.
Also, looking for volunteer's with a digital camera to photograph the cemetery gravestones in Henry County.
I'd sure appreciate the help!
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