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ILLINOIS POORHOUSE HISTORY by county


 
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"Winnebago County, Illinois had a Poor Farm.  They buried the dead from the Poor Farm out back on the Bluff or hill.  There were records of those people who were buried, which were found when the replacement nursing home was torn down. Fortunately someone found the record book, and copied the information.  There is a small book of the records in the Rockford Public Library in the Local History Room.  The address is Rockford Public Library, 215 N. Wyman St.,
Rockford, IL,  Phone: 815-965-6731.  There is a large plaque behind the new River Bluff Nursing home, which commemorates the lives of people who are buried there."  
     Nancy Hills Lamps  NHLGENE@aol.com 
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We are hoping to build this base of information about the poorhouse in  WINNEBAGO 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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