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the history of the Village of Monee.
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St. Paul’s Cemetery Map and List of Burials

A lot of work has been done to compile all the various sources of information into the new St. Paul’s Cemetery map and burial list. Take a look and tell us what you think! Follow this link for the spreadsheet St Paul’s Map

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Monee Historical Society Booth at the Women’s Vendor Fair

The Monee Historical Society will have a table displaying our traveling Museum exhibit. We will have some “Save the Monee Creamery” t-shirts for sale. We will also be unveiling our Monee Creamery Christmas Notecards for sale. Come and visit us!

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What Legacy do you Want to Leave?

I have been to 5 funerals this year. With each person I lose, I reflect on the person, their life and the people they touched. Naturally, the five people I have lost have been different ages, from different economic backgrounds and different family situations. There was beautiful Ronnie Sinon. She was a coworker and a…

Vintage Train

Hidden in Plain Sight: A History of Quilts and the Underground Railroad

MONEE HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS Hidden in Plain Sight: The story of Quilts & the Underground Railroad Rev. Betsy Youdris is a retired United Methodist pastor who is connected to the Frankfort United Methodist Church. She blends her love of storytelling, quilting, the Civil War, & the Underground Railroad to present: Hidden in Plain Sight: the…

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Beginning Family Tree Research


Walter Erickson, WWII Veteran

Walter E. “Wally” Erickson was born on May 3, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois, the youngest of six children. His parents were Frank Edwin Erickson and Ellen Emily Runquist. Ellen immigrated to the United States in about 1903, and was closely followed by Frank. The couple married just after their arrival in Chicago. His siblings were Edith…

Monee Historical Society Back From Summer Break

The board of the Monee Historical Society held its first meeting after their annual summer hiatus at the Community Center on Court Street last night. Members shared progress made on assigned projects and finalized plans for the rest of 2017. Also shared were donations of many documents, photos and other artifacts from community members over…

Start Researching Your Family Tree

Where do I Start? Start with yourself. There is no one in the world who will EVER know as much about you as You! Start by recording your birthdate and birthplace, your educational info, including dates and locations, your address and as many former addresses as you can remember. Next, list your spouse and children.…

Founding Families of Monee: Jacob (1834-1908) and Mary Ann (Mammoser) Vatter (1838-1928)

Jacob Vatter was born on November 5, 1834 in Geiselberg, Germany as the first child of Adam Vatter and Eva Roschy. He had five siblings: Eva, Frank, Magdalena “Lena”, Katharina W., and Adam Jr. Jacob was 20 when he arrived in New York aboard the ship “Robert L. Lane” on November 16, 1855 with his mother…

Mary Ann Mammoser cir. 1907

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