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  • History of SS. Peter and Paul's Church, Pilot, Illinois : with an historical sketch of Sacred Heart Church, Goodrich, Illinois, and St. James Church, Irwin, Illinois, at one time forming one parish : prefaced by a general local history. Meyer, J. (Joseph G.), Rev., 1864-1944.


  • A guide to Chicago's historic suburbs on wheels and on foot (Lake, McHenry, Kane, DuPage, Will & Cook Counties) / by Ira J. Bach assisted by Susan Wolfson.
  • Tales of an old "border town" and along the Kankakee : a collection of historical facts and intimate personal sketches of the pioneers in Momence, Illinois, and the hunting grounds of the Kankakee marsh and "Bogus Island" / by Burt E. Burroughs.
  • Revolutionary soldiers buried in Illinois, by Harriet[t] J. Walker.
  • The Compendium of American Genealogy
  • The Standard Genealogical Encyclopedia of the First Families of America Vol. VII


  • Illinois census returns, 1820 / Margaret Cross Norton.


  • Illinois census returns, 1810-1818; edited with introduction and notes by Margaret Cross Norton.


  • Descriptive inventory of the archives of the State of Illinois / Alan J. Dixon, Secretary of State and State Archives.


  • The History of Will County, Illinois : containing a history of the county ... a directory of its real estate owners; portraits of early settlers and prominent men; general and local statistics ...history of Illinois ... history of the Northwest ...Illustrated; Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters   


  • Prairie Farmer's directory of Will and Southern Cook Counties, Illinois.
    1918  Published by Prairie Farmers - Chicago


  • Past and present of Will County, Illinois / by W. W. Stevens, assisted by an advisory board consisting of James G. Elwood ... [et al.]
    Vol. I and Vol. II


  • This is Will County Illinois : an up-to-date historical narrative with county and township maps and many unique aerial photographs of cities, towns, villages and farmsteads / by John Drury.


  • Days gone by : a pictorial history of Kankakee County / edited by William P. Byrns, with William Seil and Donald L. Wasson.


  • Momence : the making of a river town
    Hess, Kay


  • Area history of Manteno, Illinois, 1800s to 1900s / compiled by the Manteno  Area Historical Society ; Madelyn (Madge) Bourell Merwin, project director and editor.


  • History of Will County
    Vol. I , Vol. II and Vol. III


  • Our roots are deep; a history of Monee, Illinois.
    Milne, Muriel Mueller.


  • Beecher : quasquicentennial 1870-1995 / by Shirley Biery.


  • Crete 1836 - 1980
    Crete Area Historical Society 
    Zazaros, Etta Rose and Monks, Phyllis


  • Memories with progress: 1886-1986 Manhattan, Il.

  • Descendants of John Mason Gates (1802-1847) of Chesterfield, New York and Craftsbury, Vermont / by Robert Cady Gates.
  • Greetings from Peotone, Illinois : the first 75 years: 1856-1931.
    Adamsick, Tom
    Vol.I and Vol. II


  • Peotone


  • Necrology of Peotone, Will Co., Illinois
    Residents, Relatives and Friends
    Including cemetery Inscriptions from many local cemeteries
    By; Conrad, William R.


  • Reminiscing with Lloyd Bate
    Wrote articles in the Peotone Vedette of things he remembered.












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