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Don't you just love old photo albums? Here's a virtual album for you to enjoy! You'll find Henderson county landmarks, buildings, scenery, and yes - families.

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If you have a photo you would like to share, please email me . Many of those researching Henderson county have never been there, and would like to see where our ancestors came from. We want to see the farms and the towns, the creeks and the rivers, the parks, the places you fish, the things that made Henderson county so appealing to those who came before us. (I personally would like to see the lilacs in bloom!)

So that this page would load more quickly, thumbnail pictures have been included with each description. Just click on the thumbnail to see the full-size picture - and the contributor. Have fun!

The Henderson County Public Library has a special room devoted to Local and Family History and are collecting old photos of the area for their vertical file. If you have a stash of old pictures and would like to contribute to this collection, please drop them off at the library located south of US 34 or send them to the Henderson County Public Library, Biggsville, IL 61418.


Buildings, Scenery & Groups




Oquawka Courthouse
H e n d e r s o n    C o v e r e d    B r i d g e
Liberty School, 1918
Raritan Reformed Church
Media Township Community High School



Media Township Community High School burns, 1929



Media High School Class of 1921-1922
Anyone know which name goes with which face?



Oquawka High School Roughnecks
Can you help identify these boys?
Joseph & Sarah Ellen (Watson) Essex house



Larger Photo of band (with names)
Preston Martin House, Biggsville
Postcard of Biggsville 1906 Band (with message)
Very large photo of band


Early Lomax city venture - ca 1912
Old Port of Oquawka, on the Mississippi River
Oquawka Beach


Birdseye View of Oquawka




Oquawka Opera House




Oquawka High School




Oquawka High School classroom, 1918



Stronghurst High School 1920 Track Team
Can you help identify this team?
Whippet tank in Oquawka




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This is the old old CB&Q railroad depot, still in use in 1945. (identified by Lyle Slagle)
Main Street in Oquawka



Oquawka Button Works



Oquawka Mill & Bridge



Picnic at the Footprints



 
 
The Alexis Phelps House



1900 Stronghurst Junior League. Can you identify anyone?
H.L. Marshall ; Charley Collins ; Tom Pape
Frank Veech ; George Hunter ; Albert Peterson
A.L. Beaver ; Charley Lukens ; Dan Shook

 
 

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Cemeteries of Henderson County

Don't forget to look at the
Cemetery transcripts, many of which have photos of the headstones.

Entrance to Oquawka Cemetery



Chapin Plot, Oquawka Cemetery



Chapin Plot, Oquawka Cemetery (View 2)



Headstones of Wilbur Edward Essex and his parents, Ellen and Joseph E. Essex
Headstone of Richard W. & Helen Richey, Oquawka Cemetery


Headstone for Francis Campbell Essex, Oquawka Cemetery


 
 
 
Gravestone of Nancy (Severs) Essex
& her daughter Sarah (Essex) VanPelt.
They died one day apart.
Headstone Joseph E. Essex, Oquawka Cemetery




Headstone Ellen Essex, Oquawka Cemetery




 
 
 

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Faces and Families of Henderson County






Julianna (Messer) Leinbach; Sarah Jane (Leinbach) House; Hannah (Leinbach) Kennett; ?Mary Ann (Leinbach) Chriest or ?Emma Caroline (Leinbach) Vertees

Wilbur Edward Essex, 1892


William Henry and Emma Edna (Essex) Stillwell
Daniel & Keturah (McDonald) Lovitt
Daniel Leinbach, 1804-1881


John Jamison (1779-1863) and wife, Ann Beaty (1784-1863)
Harold and Virginia (Gordon) Hanson


John Earl and Ida Lou (Essex) Peterson


Joseph E. and Sarah Ellen (Watson) Essex


Lydia M. (Heisler) Hunter 10 Jun 1833 - 24 Feb 1901

Sarah Jane (Leinbach) House


Jacob Bricker Family



William T. Unckles with wife, Devilla (Ives) and family
James Riley and Rebecah (Embree) Perdue family.


Ida and Gladys Nelson



John Henry Reed



Emory Alfred & Almeda Florence Noaks Starr


 
 
 
Leota Mayfield


John & Nancy (Fort) Kemp

George & Elsie (Moore) Kemp & family
 
 
 

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