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Ensuring the Future

by Preserving the Past

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…

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…

Monee Intermediate Public School 1909

1903 Confirmation Class of St. Paul's Church

Leola Emde

Monee Memories: Leola (Sonneborn) Emde

By Christi Holston I love Monee. I am a lifelong resident of this community, and I can’t see myself ever living anywhere else! Monee has seen me as an infant being baptized at…

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…

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…


MONEE HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS An Evening with Abraham Lincoln By Dr. Mark Zumhagen Mark Zumhagen has been a part of the Monee community since 2005, and practices as a Family Physician…

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