News from Menard County

This page is where we will be announcing reunions (family, class or any other type),
researchers stories, research projects in the works for the Illinois Ancestors site, and
any other items of interest that pertain to Menard County history and genealogy.
If you have an item to submit, please email Jeanie.


Henry Lowe's Picture Found, October, 2009

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The Story of Milo Lucius Pierce

Pat Morgan, a descendant of Alexander Markwell, recently visited Alexander's burial site at the Smoot Cemetery. October 2008.

David Woldridge’s Great Great Granddaughter, Doris (Darnall) Hamel Meets Stan Lowe  August, 2008.
New Rule Signs for Menard County Cemeteries that are maintained by the Menard County County Cemetery Maintenance Association.  July, 2008.
Woldridge Reunion - June 21st, 2008.
Descendants of Abe Lincoln's first client – David Woldridge – will travel from all over the country to a reunion planned by Harlena June “Nene" (Woldridge) and her husband Oscar Humphreys of Fay, Oklahoma.
Left: Vic & Heidi Woldridge – descendant of David Woldridge visited with Stan & Jeanie Lowe in Springfield, IL in 2007, but access to the Woldridge cemetery area was denied due to hunting season.

ISGS President Robert Tenuta & Brianna Boggs at the ISGS conference: October 20, 2007 in Elmhurst, IL.
Ron Woldridge Meets Man Who Found His GGGrandfather's Stone
Aug. 7, 2007
Potter Graveyard Found: June 19, 2007.

Current News -- New Find of Grave Stones - Sumter, Keagle, McEndree

First Descendant To Visit Woldridge Cemetery Site
May 13, 2007
Woldridge Cemetery Found and Stones Unearthed
April 22, 2007
Cogdal Cemetery Book Presented
State Genealogical Society Receives Donation from Local Youth
Planned Clean-Up for Cogdal Cemetery
11 Year-Old Plans Work on the Burial Place of Lincoln's Friend
Boy Scouts Uncover Grave Stones Never Before Recorded: October 27, 2003
Clean Up of Smoot Cemetery Yields Genealogical Treasures
Smoot Cemetery May Get Needed Clean Up: Sep. 12, 2003
Local Boy Scouts to Help With the Project
Menard County People Buried in Neighboring Sangamon County: Aug. 28, 2003
Schoneweise Cemetery Book Donated To Library: Aug. 16, 2003
Local Youth Helps with Cemetery Preservation Project
Upcoming Bee Grove School Reunion: Aug. 16, 2003
To be held Aug. 24, 2003

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