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Abstract The Edwin F. and Paul S. Rice Papers are a collection of two farmer brothers of Akron Township, Peoria County, Illinois. From 1913 to 1954, the office oftownship treasurer was held by either one or the other brother. They were joint owners of Rice Brothers Farm,Princeville.The collection includes township treasurer account books, school district records, ballots, poll books and farm accounts.The collection documents township education expenses and the financial records of the Ricebrothersâ...
Dates: Created: 1848-1972
Scope and Contents Gallus Ruegg (c. 1845-1914) was a bookkeeper who immigrated to the United States from Switzerland in 1869. Ruegg lived in Butschwil, Switzerland before he came to Hoboken, New Jersey in August 1869. He moved to Chicago, Illinois in September of the same year, where he was joined by his brother Paul. Paul Ruegg struggled to find work in Chicago and instead moved to Nebraska in December 1869, and Gallus followed several months later. By the 1880s, Gallus Ruegg had moved to California, living in...
Dates: 1869 - 1870
Abstract Alton, Illinois hardware store incorporated in 1884 and owned by Hugh Kirkwood Johnston (1844), who had emigrated from Scotland in 1853 with his father and siblings. After he completed school, Johnston worked in gas and steam fittings for three years until he became a blacksmith. He worked at this until he enlisted in Company K, 97th Illinois Infantry on July 25, 1862. He served throughout the Civil War and was mustered out as a Sergeant-Major in July 1865. He returned to work as a blacksmith...
Dates: Created: 1884-1960
Abstract Oliver Perry Hunt was a lawyer, farmer, teacher and soldier. Admitted to the bar in Indiana, he later moved to Tuscola, Illinois, where he taught school and practiced law. Then he married Eliza McDowell and began to farm. In 1862 he helped organize Company K of the 125th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was also active in local politics as a registered Democrat. Collection contains military papers, correspondence, minute books, fee books, account books, legal documents and blueprints...
Dates: Created: 1860-1937; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1986
Collection — Box: 66
Scope and Contents Accounts kept by city treasurers Andrew Gray, Zenis Hotchkiss and John King of income and expenditures for the harbor.
Dates: Created: 1842 - 1861
Abstract Illinois' first Lieutenant-Governor (1818-1822), Pierre Menard was an early French Canadian resident of Kaskaskia, Randolph County, related by marriage to the Saucier and Chouteau families. A trader and merchant, Menard invested in trapping and exploring expeditions. He was also involved in territorial politics and was appointed judge in Randolph County Courts in 1801, elected Representative to the Indiana Territorial Legislature at Vincennes from 1806 to 1807, Representative to the Illinois...
Dates: Created: 1741-1910; Other: Majority of material found in 1785-1844
Abstract The Rogers Family were early settlers of the town of Athens in Menard County, Illinois, and became prominent citizens of the community. Matthew Rogers came from New York in 1821 with his wife and children. He was postmaster of the town's first post office, and served as justice of the peace. He loaned books from his personal library to a young Abraham Lincoln, who would later become his lawyer. Three of Matthew's children remained in Athens: Miriam Lee, who married Henry Riggin; Arminda, who...
Dates: Created: 1815-1905; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1979
Collection — Box: 74
Scope and Contents Account book, 1827-1830, for general stores in Lewistown and Havana. Contains list of items bought by Lewis Ross and amount paid for each. Letters and papers, 1822-1826, mostly concerning elections in Fulton County. One document giving notice of contesting the 1822 Pike County election and listing reasons why. Militia elections for Fulton County, 1826. Letter, 1846, Lewis at Camp Rio Grande, to wife re: Mexican War, food, movements of regiments and family affairs. Account book of Lewis Ross,...
Dates: Created: 1822 - 1846
Collection — Box: 75
Scope and Contents Includes treasurer's book, 1919-1941; corporation reports, 1922-1928; notices of stockholders meetings; capital stock return, 1922-1928; annual report to State of Illinois, 1919-1941. Financial statements, bank books and correspondence. Papers regarding property lease from SSDIC to the Gulf Refining Company. Papers re: lawsuit of Marion Drake against SSDIC, 1939.
Dates: Created: 1918 - 1941
Collection — Box: 81
Scope and Contents Mill Book Oct. 1843-April 1844 lists names of customers, and charge for lumber or sawing wood. Lists of merchandise sold March-August 1840. Receipts for items bought by Henry Smith and Jurney, 1833-1844.
Dates: Created: 1833 - 1844
- Drake, Marion 1
- Edwin F. Rice 1
- Grand Army of the Republic. Department of Illinois 1
- Gulf Refining Company 1
- H. K. Johnston Company 1
- Hunt, Oliver Perry (1832-1902) 1
- Hunt, Ora V. (ca. 1863-) 1
- Hunt, William Tecumseh Sherman 1
- Hunt, William Tecumseh Sherman (1868-1942) 1
- Illinois Infantry, 97th Regiment (1862-1865) 1
- Johnston, Hugh Kirkwood 1
- Jurney, Sample M. 1
- Menard, Pierre 1
- Menard, Pierre, 1766-1844 1
- Paul S. Rice 1
- Peoria (Ill.) Harbor Fund 1
- Rice Family 1
- Rogers Family (Athens, Ill.) 1
- Rogers, Matthew, 1770-1947 1
- Ross family (Fulton County, Ill.) 1
- Ross, Lewis W. 1
- Ross, Ossian M. 1
- Ruegg, Gallus 1
- Sailor Springs Development and Improvement Company 1
- Smith and Jurney (Elkhorn Grove, Ill.) 1
- Sparling, Arthur M. 1
- Tardiveau, Barthelemi 1
- Tardiveau, Barthelemi, -1801 1
- United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 125th (1861-1865) 1
- Virden Mining Corporation 1 ∧ less