• World War I Soldiers from Hampshire Area

    Common belief hoolds that this picture was taken after the war. Walter Seyller was the head of the fire dept., Ray Maynard's father had the hardware store. John Brill did the printing. George Seyller…

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  • Mavis Widmayer and her World War 2 Scrapbooks

    Mavis kept in touch with many of the service personnel who went to serve from this area. Those she did not keep in touch with personally, kept in touch through others. Her two volume set of World War…

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  • American Barracks and Headquarters

    John Fenzel

    One of the two known pictures of the Hampshire prisoner of war camp during World War II….It was in operation from 1943-45…It stood on the far east end of Keyes Ave across from Walter Olson's house. Th…

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  • Letter to Allan Wallace - July 30th, 1944

    Veronica Fern Wallace

    Churches -- Hampshire (IL); United States -- History -- World War 2; Correspondence -- Letters; Camp Ellis; 8th Air Force;

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  • Celebration of Surrender of Germany Day - a.k.a. The Skull Photo

    Experts have looked at this photo and been confounded by the skull that is barely visible. Under extreme magnification some individuals make the claim that the skull does not look human. At present no…

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  • Letter to Allan Wallace - September 3rd, 1944

    Veronica Fern Wallace

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  • Hampshire MFG. Co.

    J. B. Inderrieden sold the building that became Hampshire MFG. the black cylindrical thing is a spinning dust catcher. Hampshire MFG was really a Playskool subsidary and produced Lincoln Logs among ot…

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  • Receiving Sheds, Hampshire MFG. Co.

    Originally built for the Warner Lock Company; however, no locks were ever made. A man came into town and raised a very great deal of money by selling shares in the Warner Lock Co., the factory was bui…

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  • J. B. Inderrieden Company

    A local canning company. The long pole-building running out the back was where the ears of corn were shucked by hand before being sent through the machine that canned the corn. Individuals who worked…

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  • Hiram S. DeWitt

    Hiram DeWitt enlisted in the 8th Illinois Cavalry as a bugler and was reputed to have helped capture John Wilkes Boothe. Upon returning home Hiram DeWitt married Julia A. Babcock in 1867 and had four…

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  • Walker School

    Ida Doty

    This is an album of photographs of Walker School while it was still a wooden structure. Later on this school was rebuilt with brick and survives today as a private home. At one time there were three s…

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  • Armistice Day School Parade

    Armistice Day parade, celebrating signing of Armistice Nov. 11, 1918, grade and high school pupils on the march to Village Hall on left; businesses were destroyed by fire in 1929, and rebuilt between…

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  • Reports of Adjutant and Quartermaster

    L. D. Morgan

    The consolidated forms A and B contain monetary and member status updates.

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  • Application of C.A. Fassett

    C. A. Fassett

    The Grand Army of the Republic Applications for membership detail birthplace, war experience, present occupations and injuries. Some individuals left their applications primarily blank, other individu…

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  • Application of C H Parks

    C. H. Parks

    The Grand Army of the Republic Applications for membership detail birthplace, war experience, present occupations and injuries. Some individuals left their applications primarily blank, other individu…

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  • Application of Isaac Smith

    Isaac Smith

    The Grand Army of the Republic Applications for membership detail birthplace, war experience, present occupations and injuries. Some individuals left their applications primarily blank, other individu…

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  • Reports of Adjutant and Quartermaster

    B. T. Watrous

    The consolidated forms A and B contain monetary and member status updates.

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  • Reports of Adjutant and Quartermaster

    H. S. DeWitt

    The consolidated forms A and B contain monetary and member status updates.

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  • Reports of Adjutant and Quartermaster

    H. S. DeWitt

    The consolidated forms A and B contain monetary and member status updates.

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  • Application of Joseph H Bishop

    Joseph H. Bishop

    The Grand Army of the Republic Applications for membership detail birthplace, war experience, present occupations and injuries. Some individuals left their applications primarily blank, other individu…

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