"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
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
to The Poorhouse Lady.