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ILLINOIS POORHOUSE HISTORY by county
 

Caption reads: County Farm of Iroquois County, Watseka, Il
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Watseka [IROQUOIS County] Commemorative Plate

Note: Inset shows "County Farm"

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LOCAL NOTES:

Francis J SEARS (b. 9/15/1827) -- "Mr. Sears was reared and educated in Orleans co., NY ... removed in 1859, to Milford, IL, and in 1860, started a branch store in Watseka, IL, doing a good business for 8 years, during which he was Township Trustee,Supervisor and overseer of the county poor farm."
     Above quote found at
http://www.genealogy.org/~lrsears/richard/d0009/g0000825.htm 

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LINKS:
The following are links which were generously submitted by Cheryl Wixon Gocken, President, ICGS
pictures of the poor farm over the years
list of known burials 
in the poor farm cemetery
On this webpage, you will need to scroll down near the bottom until you see ...
# 036 - PINEVIEW/EVERGREEN/COUNTY FARM CEMETERY 
book of records of admittance

Note: This Index to Poor House Records is an index of admittance records that was compiled into book form and is available at the ICGS for research or sale. The entries can include date and place of birth, marital condition, parents' names and birth place, death date, burial place, reason for admittance etc.

Note: All of the above are on the excellent website of  The Illinois County Genealogical Society.  
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PERSONAL NOTES FROM READERS:

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RECORDS:

 

 

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CEMETERIES:

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We are hoping to build this base of information about the poorhouse in IROQUOIS county through the helpful participation of readers. All are requested to submit items of interest by sending e-mail to The Poorhouse Lady.

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