THE SCHOOLS OF GREENFIELD AND GREENBUSH IN THE EARLY DAYS. 9
THE GREENBUSH ACADEMY 10
Cholera in Greenbush--The Early Days 11
The Calf Market in 1840 P42
The Killing of Sheffield p43
Three Fatal Accidents p44
William Patterson Killed p 34
INTERESTING STORY RECALLING THE DAYS WHEN COAL OIL WAS MANUFACTURED NEAR AVON. p46
THE ARCHIE FISHER AFFAIR
Patrick Lynch Created p33
William Patterson Killed.p34
Murder of Harvey J. Hewett
ELDER R. M. SIMMONS TELLS OF HIS TRIP TO NEW ORLEANS. 11
THE GRAVEYARDS IN GREENBUSH TOWNSHIP. 62
Original Greenbush Cemetery
Original Bond Cemetery
Original McMahill Cemetery
Original Holman Cemetery
Links to sites on Warren County, IL, American History and Genealogy Project
Below is the electronic pages created by Jeff Simmons of Galesburg, IL. I emailed him to ask if he would let me add his book to my Warren County, IL, Genealogy and History website. He gave me his permission and emailed me a copy of his typed book by Wm L. Snapp. I thank you very much, Jeff, and much appreciate your contribution to my Warren County, IL, Website. I. Foxie, just copied and paged and reformatted Jeff's typed book for my site. Thanks Jeff !!!!! Also, I put our emails down below so you know I have permission to publish these on my site. I took off Jeff's email address on account didn't know if he would like it on here.
----- Original Message -----
Subject: Your Greenbush book
I'm doing a website on Warren County, IL, and the lady you did all of the research and typing for the USgenweb page is no longer doing anything with the web page. We were going to work together and try to make both our sites compatible but I haven't heard from her for a year so have taken her off of my list plus, undone my Greenbush link to her site. Could you do me the same curtsey of the Green Bush Information for my site. You will get top billing for it. I live west of Galesburg, IL, close to Oak run and I see you live in Galesburg, IL. Let me know. would greatly like and much appreciate your help. Thanks.
Hi, Foxie, I'd be quite happy to send/give you a copy of "Early Days". I can send you a copy as an attachment, make a new disk and mail it, whatever's easiest! It's probably easiest for me to send an attachment, which you could load onto a floppy. It may need a little more work, indexing and such, but it's otherwise a pretty good facsimile. I left out the pictures, as they take up too much space. I thought about selling copies, but that's not why I do genealogy! I also thought about doing the 1886 Warren Co. history, but I don't do much genealogy any more. Maybe after I retire! Let me know if an attachment is OK. It's in RTF., and most any word program will open/operate it. I have noticed that the Warren Co. site is idle, and that's too bad. A person has to be dedicated to take on a job like that. Jeff
From: Jeff Simmons
Date: 02/19/04 20:39:18
Subject: Early Days In Greenbush
Hi, Foxie. Attached is "Early Days". Thanks for taking over the Warren Co. board!
|William L. Snapp
||Early Days of Greenbush
||Early Days of Greenbush
Biographical Sketches of the old Settlers
By William L. Snapp
H. W. Rokker Co., Printers and Binders, 1905
Foxie bought the book and has scanned in the author's portrait & cover of book, & copy write page, July 15, 2006. Will be putting the rest of it online as I lost some of the pages from Jeff Simmons when having 2 hard drives crashes. Will put the portraits online that are in the book as well with the person's biography. Thanks! & Happy Happy Gene Hunting. As when scanning some of the portraits in they are not of good quality and the thumbnails will be a little different than the original scan. Trying to also unblock the right protect on this book so you can download to your computer. Let me know if it doesn't work as it takes me awhile to get all of the code out.
Reason I ended up buying the book right now is two very nice ladies from two different parts of CA. came to Greenbush or rather they stayed in Monmouth and my daughter and I spent almost four whole days & evenings with them learning right along with them about their Butler Ancestors. It was really fun time we had. Riding tractors, cemetery, Historical Museum, etc. We had a ball and laughed so much we thought we would wet our pants but we didn't. Thank goodness.... Anyone coming in feel free to let me know. We can have a great time.
EARLY DAYS IN GREENBUSH WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF THE OLD SETTLERS BY WILLIAM L. SNAPP This electronic version
Copyright, 1905, by Wm. L. Snapp.
created by Jeff Simmons, of Galesburg, IL. ENJOY!
Some four years ago it occurred to my mind that a history of the early days in Greenbush township would be of interest to many. So little by little I have from time to time gathered information for this work.
It has been no small task, as nearly all the men and women who helped to make the early history have passed away, and many of their children have moved away and are scattered about in distant localities.
These early settlers braved the dangers of frontier life, endured hardships, toil, deprivations and the loneliness of the country at that time. Many of them lived in simple log cabins affording poor shelter from the storms of winter. But they planted civilization here, which has made possible the comfortable and luxurious homes of today.
It has been my constant aim to present facts in this work. But it is nearly impossible to write a work of this kind that is entirely free from errors. I am satisfied that the competent critic will find errors. I am also satisfied that the incompetent will affect to find many more, from whom I expect no mercy.
WM. L. SNAPP.
"The flowers that I sought in the wildwood Have since dropped their withering leaves;
And many dear friends of my childhood Have slumbered for years in the graves.”
Map above is digital photo taken at the Historical
Museum in Roseville by Foxie
no maps are in the book