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|Gillespie||Modesto||Mt Olive|| Nilwood
|Staunton||Virden||Birth, Death, Marriage||Cemetery|
|Census||Church Record||Family Line||Illinois Terminal System|
|Macoupin County History||Maps||Military||Mining|
A History of Brunswick: Life in
a German Duchy from Roman Times through 1900
by Dan C. Heinemeier ISBN 0-9671822-0-4 A
comprehensive history of the Duchy of Brunswick
(Herzogtum Braunschweig) with particular emphasis
on historical factors of interest to genealogists
and other social historians. 17 chapters, two
appendices, softbound, 380 pp., incl. maps and
illustrations, fully indexed.
Some of the known families from the Staunton, Worden, Livingston area with the surnames of: Heinemeier, Eilert, Schuette/Schutte, Albrecht, Sievers & Kohlenberg came from the Duchy of Brunswick/Braunschweig in Hunzon or nearby villages).
Dan Heinemeier, the author, is a long time member of the Macoupin Co. Genealogical Society.
Bunker Hill Cemetery, Bunker
Hill, IL, reprinted 2000,
compiled by the Macoupin County
Gillespie City Cemetery Index, compiled by the Macoupin County Genealogical Society.
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery at Gillespie, Gillespie Township, compiled by the Macoupin County Genealogical Society.
Memorial Park Cemetery, Staunton, IL, compiled by the Macoupin County Genealogical Society.
Miscellaneous Cemeteries of Staunton Township, IL and Vicinity, compiled by the Macoupin County Genealogical Society.
Mt. Olive, IL Cemeteries Vol. 1, Immanual Lutheran, Calvary and Union Miners, compiled by the Macoupin County Genealogical Society.
Mt. Olive, IL Cemeteries Vol. 2,
Chapman, Holy Trinity Catholic and
Mt. Olive City, compiled by the
Macoupin County Genealogical Society.
St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. The cemetery is listed 3.2 miles south of Bunker Hill, IL on route 159, Compiled by Lula Eastman Vaughn.
Small Southern Macoupin County Cemeteries - Includes some small cemeteries from Brighton Township (Asbury, German, Miles Station, Scribner Cemeteries), Brushy Mound Township (Behme, Fishbach, Mitchell Cemeteries), Bunker Hill Township(Wood, Woodburn(partial index) Cemeteries) , and Cahokia Township(Blevins, Camp, Eagarville Lake, Duncan/Henderson, Farrar(Frarrar)/Sinclair, Karnes, Kinder, Lutheran Church, Spring Creek Cemeteries). Indexed in the mid-1980's. compiled by the Macoupin County Genealogical Society 1996
Reprint 2001 - has cemetery additions to Bunker Hill Township - Baird, Bullman, Goodnight, Smalley
Additions to Small Southern Macoupin County Cemeteries Volume I, 1996 version only. Bunker Hill Township Cemeteries Baird, Bullman, Smalley, Goodnight
Small Southern Macoupin County Cemeteries, Volume II. Includes small cemeteries in Dorchester Township (Funderburk, Luken, Mize-Hand, St. Mary's Catholic, Tine-Sawyer, Wayne), Gillespie Township (Clark Family, Harlan, Wheeler-Huddleston), Hilyard Township (Bethlehem Baptist Church/Centerville, Fleming, Hilyard), Honey Point Township (Carrico, Corr), Mt. Olive Township (Dees, Franzmayer), and Staunton Township (Sparks). compiled by the Macoupin County Genealogical Society.
Staunton City Cemetery and Old St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery, compiled by the Macoupin County Genealogical Society.
Oak Hill Cemetery, North Palmyra Township, compiled and researched by Velma A. Sonneborn, 1983.
Supplement, Oak Hill Cemetery, North Palmyra Township, compiled and researched by Velma A. Sonneborn, 1985.
Tombstone Revelations Book 1 listing burials in 9 Townships, Scottville, North Palmyra, North Otter, Virden, Girard, Barr, South Palmyra, South Otter and Nilwood. Compiled by the Macoupin County Historical Society.
Tombstone Revelations Book 2 listings for Bird and Western Mound Townships. Compiled by the Macoupin County Historical Society.
Tombstone Revelations Book 3 listings for Brushy Mound, Shaws Point and Honey Point Townships. Compiled by the Macoupin County Historical Society.
Tombstone Revelations Book 4 listing for Chesterfield and Polk Townships and includes Medora City Cemetery. Compiled by the Macoupin County Historical Society.
Tombstone Revelations Book 5 listing for Hilyard and Shipman Townships. Compiled by the Macoupin County Historical Society.
Tombstone Revelations Book 6 listing for Carlinville Township. Compiled by the Macoupin County Historical Society.
19th-Century Echoes: The Carlinville City Cemetery, 2nd Ed., Tom Emery, 20pp. (20 pp., notes, bibl.) ISBN 0-9661637-8-8
Macoupin County, IL 1850 Federal
Census compiled by Littleton P.
Macoupin County, IL 1860 Federal Census compiled by Littleton P. Bradley
1860 Federal Census, Virden, Illinois, compiled by Littleton P. Bradley
1865 Illinois State Census of Macoupin Co. (CD Version); Excel required. Macoupin County Genealogical Society.
1870-1880 Federal Census, Virden, Illinois, compiled by Littleton P. Bradley
1870 Federal Census, Vol 1, compiled by Cynthia Leonard. Townships included are Honey Point, Gillespie, Cahokia, Bunker Hill, Dorchester, Mt Olive, and Staunton.
1900 Federal Census, Bunker Hill Township, compiled by Lula Vaughn
1900 Federal Census, Cahokia Township, compiled by Lula Vaughn
1900 Federal Census, Dorchester Township, compiled by Lula Vaughn
1900 Federal Census, Hilyard Township, compiled by Lula Vaughn
1900 Federal Census, Staunton Township, compiled by Lula Vaughn
1900 Federal Census, Virden, Illinois, compiled by Littleton P. Bradley
1910 Federal Census, Virden, Illinois, compiled by Littleton P. Bradley
Charity Baptist Church of Macoupin County, Illinois.By Wanda Warkins Allers and Eileen Lynch Gochanour, 1985. Includes index. 39 pages.
Everly Chapel Church Records, 1887-1928, Macoupin County, Illinois. Privately printed by Wanda Warkins Allers, Margaret Sager Hohimer, and Eileen Lynch Gochanour, 1985. Includes membership records, baptisms, lists of probationers and index. 47 pages.
Union Chapel Methodist Church Records, 1868-1945. Privately printed by Wanda Warkins Allers, Margaret Sager Hohimer, and Eileen Lynch Gochanour, 1983. Includes index. 22 pages. Union Chapel Methodist Church is located west of the town of Girard, Macoupin County, Illinois.
Church Book of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession in Macoupin County, IL (1860-1872), translated and edited by Darrel Griffin.
Vital Records of the Zion Lutheran Church in Carlinville, IL (1873-1890), translated and edited by Darrel Griffin.
Some Bradley families of central
Illinois; their ancestors,
descendants, and other relatives,
Bradley, Littleton P. 1972
The Families of Littleton Porter Bradley I and John Bradley, Bradley, Littleton P. 1975
DRURY, Descendants of Samuel and Hannah Drury, of Vermont, New York and Kentucky, 1770 to the Present, by Linda Kmiecik, 1991, 439 pages including every name index and locations index.
The Jones Family of Minsterly, Shropshire, England (also in Macoupin and Madison Counties)
compiled in 1987 by Ellen DalPozzo & Cindy Leonard. (103 pages, pictures, plasti-bound) This genealogy begins with John Paul Jones, eldest child of Richard and Hannah (Crowder) Jones who came to America, first working in the mines in Ohio and then coming to Staunton to work in the mines here. Some of the allied families included in this book are: Jarman, Montgomery, Strahun, Snell, Beyer, Stiller, Best, Bond, Evans and Crowder. The books includes many family pictures, a brief history of the mining operations in Staunton, family members' lodge & society affilliation, newspaper extracts of family events, obituaries and official certificates.
Some McConnell families of central Illinois, their ancestors, descendants, and other relatives, Bradley, Littleton P. 1972
Some descendants of Thomas J. Reynolds and Clarissa E. Newell Reynolds, Bradley, Littleton P. 1975
John Pitzer and some of his descendants, Bradley, Littleton P. 1975
Salter in Madison & Macoupin
Counties IL. Ellen DalPozzo
Sawyer Update, 1650-1988, by Ellen DalPozzo, October 1989. 248 pp. including index.
Sawdust 'N Shavings Quarterly Publication Reprint, Ellen DalPozzo, reprint by Cindy Leonard, 2004
Scroggins in Macoupin, Montgomery, & Madison Counties, Illinois, Ellen DalPozzo, 1994. 140 pp. plus exhibits and index.
Some Stout families of central Illinois, their ancesters, descendants, and other relatives, Bradley, Littleton P. 1972
Suhre in Madison & Macoupin County IL. Ellen DalPozzo
Sutton, Descendants of John Wesley Sutton, compiled by Gloria Frazier, Gregath Publishing, 1995.
Memories Of My Past, Lula C. Vaughn, Publish America, 2012
Green Is The Valley, Blue Are The Hills. Tom Crane, 2002. Full book on site http://fethard.com/crane/
"Dear Friends, I am pleased to announce the publication of my book titled, "Green Is The Valley, Blue Are The Hills," on the "Fethard At Home" website. Fethard is a town in Tipperary, Ireland. The URL is http://fethard.com/crane/ Once you reach the "frame" just follow the directions. My book is on Acrobat Reader and is 283 pages long, so please give it time to download. It has been posted there for you to read "free of charge." The book is the "story" of my search for my Irish and Pennsylvania Dutch roots and the emotional impact that each of my discoveries had upon me. While my search is centered around the family names (Crane, Crean, Crehan), ( Shea), (Cuddihy, Cuddy, Cudahy) and (March, Mertz, Marz), I have included sources for genealogical information that are mentioned during the course of the telling of my story that others may find useful. The book also provides insight into the history of the coal-mining industry during the early Industrial Age and especially as it applied to my family within the State of Illinois. In addition to this information, I have enclosed photos and poems that are of my own making that I hope the reader will find of interest. I hope that my book will stand as a testimony to the strength of the human spirit in the face of difficulties. Finally, I sincerely hope that people, wherever they may be, will enjoy reading my book and that they will find something of value for themselves within its pages. The only request that I make in return is that people honor my copyright by giving me credit where credit is due whether through quoting or copying from my text. I wish you all pleasant reading. God Bless, Tom Crane"
"My great-uncle, Michael Crane, is buried in the Miners Plot in Virden Cemetery. Very few people know that there is a Miners Plot in the cemetery as it is unmarked. There are 8 graves assigned to the UMWA and 4 of them are occupied. I know, because I have a map of the plot. Also, during the course of my book I also pay tribute to Mother Jones who is buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery. When Michael was killed in 1901, mention was made in the Virden Newspaper. Actually, I visited Virden at least 3 times and even purchased coal mine collectibles from a Mr. Tarr who ran a shop there and I believe has since re-located to Springfield. Mr. Tarr, by the way, was a member of the Mine Rescue Unit. In addition, I ran a notice in the Virden newspaper at least 15 years ago and looked through some of the material in the local library. I would have to dig out my correspondence for their names, but I communicated with a number of people in the Genealogical Society there during the age that I like to call BC; that is, Before Computers. By the way, my book has been on file in the Lincoln Library in the Sangamon Valley Collection since 1986. I made a couple of trips there also and one of the librarians, Mr. Ed Russo, and myself share a friendly association. Fact is, I found Michael's death notice in the obituary file of that same library and that is how I found Michael. Did you read my book? There are quite a few surprises in there. I have been quoted in Henry Z. Jones, Jr. book titled, "More Psychic Roots," and he greatly admires my own book. Hank Jones was a child actor in a lot of Disney films and has written quite a few books on the Palatine immigration. I hope that this gives you a bit of an idea of what my book is about. Best wishes, Tom Crane"
This book may now (2005) be purchased at:
1879 History of Macoupin County 1763-1879, Illinois with Illustrations, Descriptive of Its Scenery, Biographical Sketches of Some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers, Brink, McDonough Co, Philadelphia, Corresponding Office, Edwardsville, Ill.
The Story of Macoupin County, Illinois, 1829-1979. Published by the Macoupin County Sesquicentennial, Inc., Carlinville, IL, in 1979, Kenneth R. Schwartz, president.
The Macoupin County Courthouse: Scandalous Symbol, Tom Emery, 28 pp. (28 pp., notes, bibl.) ISBN 0-9661637-6-1
CCC Camp In Small Illinois Town Studied In New Photohistory by Tom Emery, (pages ?)
1891 Portrait and Biographical Album of Macoupin County, IL (Autobiographical History of Macoupin County) Reproduction sponsored by the Macoupin County Historical Society. Contains index of names.
1904 Biographical Record of Macoupin County, Illinois (Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens). 1976 Reproduction sponsored by the Macoupin County Historical Society. Contains index of names.
1911 History of Macoupin County Illinois. Vol. I, Chicago, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911
1911 History of Macoupin County Illinois. Biographical and Pictorial, Vol. II, Illustrated, Chicago, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911
Macoupin County in pictures, approximately 479 photos of places in Macoupin County, CD/DVD, Macoupin County Genealogical Society, Nov 2006.
Reliable Directory of Farmers and Breeders: Macoupin County, Illinois, 1919, reprinted 2003, Higginson Book Company, 279 pages.
The History Of A Famous COURT HOUSE Located at Carlinville, Illinois, W. B. Brown, Press of the Carlinville Democrat, Carlinville, IL, 1934. 54 pages.
Macoupin County, IL, Original Purchasers of Land compiled by Littleton P. Bradley, 1985
The Houses That Sears Built, Everything you wanted to know about Sears Catalog Homes, Rosemary Thornton, 2002, Alton, 119 pages and bibiography.
The History of the Macoupin County, Illinois Fairs, 1852-2000, Macoupin County Historical Society, This publication has been made possible by Fair memorabilia collected by Alice Drury over many years.
Index to Macoupin County memories : a pictorial history of Macoupin County, Illinois, Bradley, Littleton P. 1995
Macoupin County on Route 66, Dennis Garrels (right in picture), Arcadia Publishing, 96 pages, 2007
The Macoupin Connection, Volume II, A Compilation of Cindy's newspaper column, They Were In Macoupin, June 1994 - June 1996, Cynthia Leonard plus other newspaper stories she has collected about people, places, and events in Macoupin County as printed in newspapers in and around Macoupin County, Illinois.
Index to Volume One, Macoupin County Searcher, Cynthia Leonard
A Natural History of Macoupin County, IL. This is a collection of articles on historical aspects of natural history of Macoupin County which originally appeared in "The Macoupin County Enquirer" and the "Carlinville Democrat", by Dr. William E. Werner, Jr.
Miner Examing Board, List of Applicants For Certificates Of Competency, 1908, Illinois State Archives. Copy located at IRAD, University of Illinois at Springfield, Brookens Library. Contact IRAD at Brookens Library for a Lookup. (Sep 1006 - a copy is also being made for Carlinville Public Library and Macoupin County Genealogical Society collection at the Staunton Public Library.)
The Great Coal Miners' Strike of 1897, General Bradley, about 1901, 70 pages.
Carlinville, Illinois Obituary Extracts, Carlinville Free Democrat Obituaries 1856-1861 and Carlinville Newspaper Obituaries 1876-1878, compiled by Mary McKenzie and Cindy & Chuck Leonard. The listings include name, date of death, age at death, place of death, place of residence and when available other family information.
Asst County Coordinator Kathleen Mirabella
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