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[Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society]     [Mt. Pulaski Courthouse]      [Abraham Lincoln in Logan County, 1834-1860]

2016 memberships are now being accepted. Cost is $15 for single; $20 for
two persons at same address.   Send or stop by LCGHS.  Donations are always welcomed.


114 N Chicago St., Lincoln
  62656

Hours:   Tue, Thur, Fri: 11 am to 4 pm
                 2nd & 4th Sat: 10 am to 1 pm


             UP-COMING MEETINGS / PROGRAMS
February 15, 2016
- John Durdle, will entertain the audience with information about windmills.  John is an avid collector and restorer of these fascinating machines.  John W. Durdle of Hopedale will present a power point program on windmills at the Monday, February 15 meeting of the Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society, 114 N. Chicago St., Lincoln, IL, at 6:30 PM.  [4 Feb., 2016 New Herald News:  LCGHS presents Windmill program <-- click here]
6 Feb., 2016 LDN:
Origins and history of windmills to be topic at next meeting of the Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society <-- click here for latest news release on this talk

March 21, 2016 - Tom Peifer, is the current owner and caretaker of a sesquicentennial farm.
Tom will provide a history of his family's 150 year relationship with the land for which he now is responsible.


All meetings are at 6:30 pm, with the speakers being first on the agenda. We look forward to seeing you.
Please call Carol Farmer, Vice-President and Program Chairperson, with suggestions for programs at 217-871-3510.



26 Jan., 2016 New HeraldNews:
Logan County Historical & Genealogical Society
                                                     seeks assistance identifying unknown soldiers
  January 26, 2016  With about a year remaining before the observance of the centennial of the U.S. entrance into WWI, the Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society is requesting help with identifying photographs of soldiers and inductees from Logan County. The ribbon shown in the first slide is one worn by some of the inductees in the photographs. It notified railroad staff that the U.S. government would pay for their transportation to camp.
       Researcher, Bill Donath, is working on a book about the Logan County activities that took place during that time in support of the war effort and the men and women who served in some capacity during the war. The book is nearly complete and is planned for availability this Fall.
       Anyone wishing to submit photographs or stories about the men and women who served during WWI can submit those to Bill Donath at LCGHS, 114 N. Chicago St., or by email: wdonath01@hotmail.com. Bill will be available at LCGHS on Fridays from 11 am to 4 pm. Please contact Bill before bringing items to LCGHS. Phone: 732-9881 and leave a message. Anyone with information regarding the soldier photos in the slide show may also contact Bill at the above mentioned locations.

[note:  the soldier on the right is Wilbur Smith of Beason, who married Elizabeth (Hazel) Sullivan of Beason and raised his family in Chestnut.  His youngest of two daughters, Rosalie, married her Mount Pulaski Township HS sweetheart, Waldo Bertoni, of Mount Pulaski - submitted by Phil Bertoni]
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