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Help us discover, record and preserve
the history of the Monee area.
Gunderson Painting
Old vintage typewriter, retro machine, close up

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…

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…

Vintage Ledger

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…

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…

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…

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…

Mary Ann Mammoser cir. 1907

Jacob Vatter cir. 1907

Ship – Robert L. Lane

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

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