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Gunderson Painting

Jacob Vatter cir. 1907

Ship – Robert L. Lane

Painting of the “Robert L. Lane”, about 1850 by by Samuel Walters

Founding Families of Monee: Magdelena Klein Bischmann

Magdelena Helene Klein Bischmann (1848-1908) Magdelena Helene Klein was the first white child born in Monee township, then known as Carey. She was the daughter of August (1811-1887) and Madeline (Boehl) (1816-1860) Klein. In addition to Magdelena, August and Madeline Klein had seven other children. The first 5, Lucinda, Christina, Heinrich, Wilhelmina and Louisa were…

Monee Creamery Granted Landmark Status

After five years of hard work, the Monee Creamery was granted landmark status by the Will County Historic Preservation Commission in 2016. The Commission’s report and the research done by staff into its history is a fascinating read. To read the report, please click on the link below. Monee Creamery Landmark Nomination Packet 2016

Monee Intermediate Public School 1909

1903 Confirmation Class of St. Paul's Church

Leola (Sonneborn) Emde

St. Paul's Salt Pepper Band

Will County, Illinois Record of Burials (1942-2004)

Recently, the Monee Historical Society was loaned a newly discovered register of burials by St. Paul’s Church in Monee. Most of the people listed were buried in the cemetery at St. Paul’s, but some were buried in other cemeteries in Will County. Efforts to update and proofread the document will continue, as this is a…

MONEE HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS: “In Memory of the First Pioneer Settlers along Sauk Trail 1833-1839”

MONEE HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS Thursday May 11th, 2017 at 7.15pm WHERE: Monee Community Building in Firemen’s Park 5162 W Court Street, Monee, IL 60449 Kevin Mather Local historian Kevin Mather will present of a commemorative plaque which is being donated to the Monee Historical Society. “In Memory of the First Pioneer Settlers along Sauk Trail…

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