Friday, October 31, 2014

Montgomery County Illinois Research Databases

Search over a half million Montgomery County Illinois records, documents and photographs spanning 1821 to 1950.

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Ann Stoddard This website is only as good as you make it! Volunteer to help today. You can 1) add your family records 2) photograph grave markers in Montgomery County 3) link records already on this site 4) visit the court house, collect and share documents that are of interest to you and will most likely help others....If you need assistance in getting started, let me know....

New Member Relationships

♦ Raymond McPhail is the Other - (See Note) of member: John Harris
♦ Josephine M Weitekamp is the Grandmother of member: Patrick Weitekamp
♦ Anthony Edward Weitekamp is the Son of member: Patrick Weitekamp
♦ Elizabeth Connor is the Aunt of member: Patrick Weitekamp
♦ Edward J Weitekamp is the Grandfather of member: Patrick Weitekamp
♦ Edward Gerard Weitekamp is the Brother of member: Patrick Weitekamp
♦ Charles A Weitekamp is the Uncle of member: Patrick Weitekamp
♦ Andrew Stout is the Great Grandfather of member: Kent Hougland
♦ Violet Smith is the Great Grandmother of member: Kent Hougland
♦ Gladys Graham is the Cousin of member: Donna Westwood
To link your family members to your profile: Locate a family member in the Cemetery Database. On the right side of the page click the green plus sign in the "My Relationship" box. Select your relationship from the drop down list then click the select button.

Historical Society of Montgomery County Illinois

  • October 25

  • Lola DeGroff Linda Wallis Linda, I'm working on a US Daughters of 1812 application and need proof that Lucy Tyler Thompson was the daughter of Archibald Thompson & Mary Bennett. Supposedly her parents gave permission for her marriage to Wm. Franklin Rainey but it was not in Clinton Co. IL files.
    a week ago
    • Linda WallisAn article that was published on Rev. William Franklin Rainey in PAST AND PRESENT, Montgomery County Illinois, published 1904, lists her father as Archibald W. Thompson. If you want more information, please contact me at:
      8:48 PM October 29
  • October 21

  • roger wyld My grandfather, John William Wyld operated two restaurants in Nokomis around 1935. The Green Gables was west of town next to the Big Four RR tracks. The other, The Uptown Cafe. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank, Roger
    about 2 weeks ago
  • October 19

  • Ken Hildreth Is there a plot map posted somewhere of Elmwood Cemetery, or could someone please advise what area of the cemetery is Section/Block 46? I found my G-G-Grandmother/Grandfather (Lavonne & William Hildreth) in your datase and am passing through Litchfield next Sunday and would like to photograph their graves. Thank you.
    about 2 weeks ago
  • October 18

  • Jeffrey B. Dunn Sarah Ernst Sarah (Welge) Ernst Memorial Page:;tabid=981
    about 2 weeks ago
  • October 16

  • Jean Gruber I found an obit for a Ted Simmons a well known sports writer among my dad's papers when cleaning out drawers. He apparently knew him and saved the obit, but Ihe doesn't have any connection to our family. I will be happy to send it to you or any of the family members who might want it if you will let me know.
    about 2 weeks ago
  • October 09

  • John Harris Annette King Hi Annette. I'm new to this so I'm just learning. Looking forward to touching base with you and learning more!
    a month ago
  • October 07

  • John Harris Annette King Hi cousin :). I'm so glad you saw this and posted. If ok, I'll provide my email address and perhaps we could touch base and share what we know. Thanx! Look forward to hearing from you!
    a month ago
  • October 05

  • Larry Whitsell According to Bing Maps and Google Maps the location of Cedar Ridge Cemetery in Montgomery County is 39.2564° N, 89.6274° W.
    a month ago
  • October 03

  • John Harris Looking for information, or decendants, of Alvin A McLean, buried in Waveland Cemetery. Civil War Veteran, 9th Illinois Infantry. Thank you.
    a month ago
    • Annette KingI am related to Alvin Aiken McLean through his son Charles that married my great grandfather's sister Nellie King. I do have some of their info through research that would be happy to share.
      7:56 PM October 07
    • John HarrisThank you Annette! Look forward to hearing from you again !
      8:18 PM October 07
  • October 02

  • Dan Darling Ann Tindall Ann, I was trying to link Cathy to her dad when I found I couldn't and that there were duplicate records -figured easiest fix was to let you know about it... Paul Skinn 38843 Father of: Cathy Skinn 49352 Kathy Skinn 38844 Duplicate records - correct spelling is Cathy Thanks, Dan
    a month ago
  • September 28

  • Mary Collins Mary Collins I am researching Milton Robb, born 1810, died 1879; Mary (Polly) Evans Robb, his wife, and all related persons.
    about 2 months ago
  • September 21

  • Robert Cary I would like to thank all who have contributed to this site. I have enjoyed reading the information and have even found some information I didn't have.
    about 2 months ago
  • September 20

  • Carey Carter Is your society, or maybe a museum in Montgomery County that would be interested in this?
    about 2 months ago
  • Carey Carter I have a signed copy of the illustrated Atlas map of Montgomery County Illinois from 1874. It was signed by General Jessie J Phillips the signature is above the printed version of the signature on the front page.
    about 2 months ago
    • jim coughlinWill there be a copy on site for review? In particular, I am looking for the site of the town of Woodsboro and the farm property of the Alexanders in the late 1840-1850.
      5:13 PM September 26
  • September 19

  • Peter Smith I am searching for the relatives of Eugene Vincent Smith 1891-1954 whose Daughter was Alice (died at age 6) and whose son was Frank Charles Smith born in Toledo, Ohio in 1914. Franks mother was Myrtle May-Eugenes first wife. I am Frank's oldest son and would like to reseach my granfather who I never met and have very little history. Thanks Peter Frank Charles Smith
    about 2 months ago
    • Carol Hounsellit appears that it is possible that Eugene's middle name is Vernon, both 9-22-1891 in Port Auston, Huron, Michigan. Census records show he worked for the railroad and was living in Chicago in 1940 and married to Evelyn L. Smith. She also worked for the railroad. Myrtle May's father was Charles L. Mizner and if you google his name there is a family tree online for more information. Hope this helps
      11:25 AM September 21
    • Peter SmithHi Carol-Thx for the information on Eugene V Smith- I believe his middle name is Vincent according to my info. I am not at home until next week and can verify his middle name when I get back.. I also have some of Myrtles info. I am trying to find any or all survivors of Eugene. My father Frank was not reared by Eugene past age 5 or 6 years. thx again Pete Smith
      7:14 PM October 01
  • Lisa Murphy Forgotten Cemeteries Hello, I was reading the description about the Cass Cemetery. I have information it was the first ground consecrated to the burial of the dead in Raymond Township was on the farm belonging to John Cass. The first interments were made in the 1830's At least 12 soldiers are buried there including veterans of the War of 1812, John Cass and A.C. Cass. veterans of the Black Hawk War, Jessie Mitts, Co. C Whiteside Brigade, and J. T. Lawler, and the other veterans of the Civil War: Adolphus Berrie, Sgt. Co. H 143 Ill. Infantry, John Hitchings, Private Mo. Vol. Inf., J. H. Mitts, Private, Co. C 114th Inf., James Wharton, Co. D 126th Ill. Inf., A. E. Wharton, Private, Co. D 126th Ill. Inf., Martha Swallow is also buried at this cemetery. She was the first school teacher in the area having taught children of the pioneers at her farm home. I am related to the Cass family and the Mitt's family, I just thought I would share the info I came across while doing my research on my Great, great grandparents Milton Mitts and his wife Augusta (Cass) Mitts they were married in Montgomery Co. Ill 12 Sept 1856
    about 2 months ago
  • September 16

  • Matthew Kenyon searching for information about my great grand parents Julia L. Pelham (Williams, Kinyon) and John B. Kinyon. My grand-father was born 1886 in Coffeen: Elery Arla Kinyon
    about 2 months ago
    • Carol Hounsellsee memorial 32369308. A family tree exists on Ancestry - a subscription site
      2:24 PM September 17
    • Carol HounsellJulia Louise Pelham, married Frank M. Williams (1845-1883) Dec 14, 1866 in TN. married John Benjamin Kinyon Aug 18, 1885 in Montgomery County, IL. Julia died Feb 14, 1891 in KS. John born June 1, 1840 and died Dec 30, 1917 in Coulterville, Randolph County, IL. buried in Coulterville City Cemetery
      2:31 PM September 17
  • September 15

  • Debbie Small Stephanie Schweitzer Hello Stephanie, Saw your post re Elbert Busby's gravestone photo, Wares Grove Cemetery. If you Google Find-A-Grave and put in his name and the cemetery name, you'll find a photo posted that you can use. I believe Ann Tindall posted the photo.
    about 2 months ago
  • September 12

  • Stephanie Schweitzer Ann Tindall Hi Ann, Re: 3572 Essie Busby Pease. I am seeking permission to use this image. I have sent an email to my prospective member to request she leave genealogical information with you regarding her family. Please let me know if I have permission to use your image.
    about 2 months ago
  • Stephanie Schweitzer Ann Tindall Hi Ann, I am seeking permission to use your picture of the Busby, Elbert and Belle tombstone in Wares Grove Cemetery? I have a lady who would is seeking membership in our lineage society.With her permission I would be happy to give both of you contact information. She recently retired and is doing her family genealogy.
    about 2 months ago

The Forgotten Cemeteries

Forgotten Cemeteries of Montgomery County Illinois
The Forgotten Cemeteries title is in tribute to all the cemetery readings done by Walter Sanders and his high school students in the 1940's. Hopefully we can carry on the tradition and work together to locate and read all the abandoned cemeteries in Montgomery County!

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