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Cyrus Root Papers

 Collection
Identifier: BC507
Abstract Cyrus Root was born in Peoria, Illinois, and served in the 86th Illinois Infantry during the American Civil War. This collection consists of correspondence between Root and his sister, documents concerning the 86th Illinois Infantry, and a genealogical history of the Root family.

Elijah Iles Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC307
Abstract Elijah Iles (1796-1883), a shopkeeper, farmer, politician, landowner and real estate developer in Springfield, Illinois; Washington Iles (1800-1871), Elijah’s brother, a farmer and businessman in Sangamon County and Springfield, Illinois; and their relatives and descendants. Born in Kentucky to Thomas and Elizabeth (Crockett) Iles, both Iles brothers had settled in Illinois by 1825. Elijah Iles opened the first retail store in Springfield in 1821, and, with 3 other investors, bought, surveyed...

Engelmann-Kircher Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC190
Abstract The Engelmanns were a family of German emigrants who came to America in 1833 and settled on a farm near Shiloh in St. Clair County, Illinois. The collection consists of the letters and personal papers of brothers Theodore and Adolph Engelmann and their brother-in-law, Henry Kircher of Belleville, Illinois. The bulk of the collection is correspondence.

Jerry Wallace Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BC668
Abstract Jerry Wallace (1894-1982) was an Episcopal clergyman, ordained 1916. He served congregations in Illinois (Christ Church, Springfield, Illinois), and Tucson, Arizona. He was a member of the Charles Lamb Society and various historical and genealogical societies. The collection includes correspondence, speeches, sermons, radio talks, diaries (4 volumes), pocket diaries, Charles Lamb Society annual reports (1956-1962), newspaper clippings, genealogical material, printed material, church bulletins,...

Nellie Cadle Watson Sherman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC575
Scope and Contents This collection includes the genealogical research, family histories, correspondence, lecture notes, radio scripts and drafts of publications compiled by Sherman. It also includes material on the history of Peoria and Peoria County, Hutton Township (Coles County), and Indian Point (Menard County). Family histories include material on the Maupin, Davis, Taliaferro, Watson and Sherman families as well as many others.

Newton F. Hart genealogy notes

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC30
Scope and Contents Consists of notes on genealogy of the Hart and Andrews families of Connecticut, and other personal notes.

Taylor Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-BC625
Abstract Taylorville, Illinois, lawyer James M. Taylor (1839-1921), his wife Adelia Adelaide Stewart Taylor (1840-1905), six of their children, three grandchildren, cousins, and other relatives are involved in correspondence and legal papers.

Thorpe Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BC735
Abstract Family of Servetus M. Thorpe, a political leader and veteran of the Mexican-American War. Many of Servetus's children and grandchildren became doctors. Servetus's grandson, Leon G. Myers, was a teacher, principal, and superintendent in Clinton, Illinois. Servetus's great-grandson-in-law, Gale Corley, served as a Major in World War II.