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ILLINOIS POORHOUSE HISTORY by county


Caption: Poor Farm, Freeport, Illinois

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LOCAL NOTES:

"In Stephenson County, Illinois there was a poorhouse, or as it was called there, the Poor Farm, on the south of town. It apparently was a working farm, for the people that lived there grew food for the institution. The building is still there, a beautiful very old stone building, which has since been made into a museum. There is also a row of plain white gravestones on the Highway 26, nearby, which I understand is where the inmates were buried."
          Mary LaShelle    marylashelle@hotmail.com 

 

Poor House Information from:

1970 History of Stephenson County
Published by the County of Stephenson
Edited by Mary X. Barrett & Philip L. Keister

"FROM ASYLUM TO NURSING HOME"

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We are hoping to build this base of information about the poorhouse in  STEPHENSON 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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