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Visited your town this last summer and was delighted by the history rich community. Spent two days just at New Salem and Petersburg. I'll be back someday soon. Thanks for this wonderful website, especially the tour of New Salem.
Gregg Good <ggoodie/msn.com>
Dallas,Texas USA - Sunday, October 1, 2006 at 18:33:02 (PDT)

My dads family was from Petersburg, the Carliles and the Skaggs. I have some info if anyone needs some help. He was the 13th child in his family. Parents were Robert E. and Anna Mary Carlile-Skaggs.
Pamela-Skaggs-Stark <jobr7683/yahoo.com>
Edinburg, ILL USA - Saturday, July 22, 2006 at 01:18:58 (PDT)

Does anyone have any information about the house at 937 N 5th St in Petersburg that I believe was built by the Richardsons? It is now used for meetings such as anger management, etc
Gail Mooney <gail_m60/yahoo.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Friday, July 21, 2006 at 21:08:32 (PDT)

I have over 100 antique postcards that were orginal mailed to a Gertude Meece, Petersburg Ill. Dated 1909-1916
Sherrie Webber <sjhhjew/cableone.net>
Gulfport, Ms USA - Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at 14:42:04 (PDT)

Last year I read an article in the SJ-R about a group who used canoes & kayaks to float down the Sangamon river to Petersburg.  It was an annual event and organized by someone in P'burg but I can't find that information anymore.  Does anyone know if that event is planned again for this year and when it will be?  Thanks for your help.
Greg Kelso <GCKelso/insightbb.com>
Springfield, IL USA - Thursday, June 08, 2006 at 07:20:40 (PDT)

Thank you to everyone who submitted pictures of Petersburg, the park, etc.  I thoroughly enjoyed viewing them.
Laura Heubner <heuby77/hotmail.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 08:54:42 (PDT)

I now have a new address, moved up from a WebTV to a Dell Desktop.
Jim Osborne <jjim4870/aol.com>
Lakeland, FL USA - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 11:42:05 (PDT)

Just a shout from Moscow Russia....... "HOW YOU DOIN?
Chris & Angie Crosnoe <fun in moscow.com>
Moscow, Russia - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 22:44:09 (PDT)

I was wondering if the Class of 1966 would be holding a reunion in 2006.
David Fulton <david.fulton/rsmi.com>
Brookfield, IL USA - Saturday, April 29, 2006 at 15:01:05 (PDT)

I am looking for any relations to the Satorious family; as well as kirby. My great Grand-parents were Clarence Elias kirby, and Meta "mabel" Satorious Kirby. They moved to Rolla N. Dakota. any info. would be greatly appreciated.

Thank-you, and GOD Bless!
jamie kirby-gonzales <two2love/sbcglobal.net>
 USA - Friday, April 14, 2006 at 09:28:32 (PDT)

I'm searching for family history information on my mother's family.  Mildred Louise Skaggs, Born Sep 15 1918 in Pleasant Plains, IL.  Menard County.  Attended Rock Creek School and Rock Creek Presbyterian Church.  Died Aug 2004.  Resided in Wrightwood, CA at time of death.  Raised by aunt and uncle, Linda and Robert Carlyle or Carlisle just across the creek from the school, church, and cemetery.  Aunt Elizabeth (Lizzie) Carlisle (Carlyle), numerous brothers and sisters, Betty, Suzie, Tom, Charlie, Frank.  Approx 9 to 10 children in the family.  Parents full names are unknown except for Skaggs and Carlisle (Carlyle).  Many family members have been buried in the Rock Creek Cemetery throughout the years.

Appreciate any information that can be provided.  J. Tiffany

Janet Tiffany <jjtiffany/verizon.net>
Lakeland, FL USA - Friday, April 14, 2006 at 12:30:11 (PDT)


I'm about to buy a home about 4 or 5 miles south of Petersburg that has a Tallula address.  I've found lots of great info on your website and I thank you for that.  I'm wondering if anyone can tell me about wireless internet access offered out of Petersburg?  SBC doesn't offer anything better than dial up at my new home and cable doesn't come there.  I've priced SpeedNet and SpringNet wireless services but the start up costs seem a little much.  Are there any other options worth considering?

Greg McKenney <mckenney56/yahoo.com>
Tallula, IL USA - Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 15:24:07 (PDT)

Looking for Raymond Gum or family members in Petersburg. He is probably in late 60s

Dale Tippett <dtippet/grics.net>
 USA - Wednesday, April 05, 2006 at 11:50:36 (PDT)


Looking for info on Peter PADEN/ PAVEN and John P THOM(P)SON. They are in household of Harms RADAMACHER in 1860 census. Believe they are brothers. Why are they living with the RADAMACHER's and what happened to parents? Also believe parents were Klaus Pavin THOMSON and Hilka JOHNSON. Would anyone know anything about the parents and why the boys were in the RADAMACHER's home? John P THOMSON married Jemima E FERGUSON 1st April 1883 her parents were Lewis FERGUSON and Racheal MEICE. Would really appreciate any info on the boys and the parents!  Thank you in advance- Connie

Connie Kenney <conisspot/webtv.net>
 NJ USA - Friday, March 31, 2006 at 09:43:13 (PST)

I am researching my Family roots. My Great great grand-parents were Elias Kirby & Letitia Lounsberry Kirby. If any one can share any history or stories I would Greatly appreciate it..
Thank You, & GOD Bless!

Jamie Kirby-Gonzales <two2love/sbcglobal.net>
 ca USA - Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 11:46:55 (PST)

I am moving back to central Illinois and am seriously thinking about buying a home in Petersburg.  I am a Springfield native.    I am drawn to Petersburg and consider it to be one of the more attractive towns in central Illinois. I also like the rural character of Menard County as well as the relatively clean environment. I wonder though what the local economy is like in Petersburg.  I subscribe to the Observer and see that the police department seems to have a hard time keeping officers.  Likewise, I am concerned about sprawl and wonder what locals think about the Arrowhead Pointe development to the east of town with its potential 100's of new houses.  Basically, if you would be so kind to let me know what it is like to live in Petersburg on a daily basis as well as your thoughts about the future of the town, I sure would appreciate it.  Thanks!

John Swofford <jcs3/charter.net>
Hammond, LA USA - Friday, March 17, 2006 at 12:01:45 (PST)

This is a truly wonderful website.  It has inspired me to visit Petersburg this summer in search of family roots.  I would very much enjoy hearing from anyone with suggestions on how to go about doing that and where I might stay for one or two nights.

 My ancestors were Jacob Stein and Paulina Temperance Clark, who were married in 1849 in Menard County and they are buried at Rose Hill.   He was a German immigrant and a landowner and businessman (restaurant?) in Petersburg.  Her father was Henry Clark and her mother was Mary "Polly" Slinker.  They are also buried at Rose Hill.

 Very little else is known.  I am not only interested in their lives and times, but the local history of Petersburg in the mid-to-late 1800's as well.

 Are there any Stein, Clark, or Slinker families still in the area? 

John Stein <administrator/maxon-stein.com>
Newnan, GA USA - Sunday, March 05, 2006 at 08:56:08 (PST)

If anyone has any info on the John A. Clary family, please contact me.  I would like any info I could get.  This website has been a great help.
Colt Clary <colt.clary/sbcglobal.net>
Houston, TX USA - Friday, February 17, 2006 at 21:55:26 (PST)

Great site!! Very entertaining and informative! Thank you!
Evelyn Deverell <jdsbuick/insightbb.com>
Harristown, Il USA - Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at 17:27:07 (PST)


Hey everyone! I am posting this on this page to let everyone know that I am doing some creative drawings and paintings inside homes around the area. If I can be of service to anyone just contact me. I do them for birthdays and surprises. Thank you for your time once again.
Josh Bertram <wk4jc/sbcglobal.net>
Petersburg, Il USA - Friday, February 03, 2006 at 20:19:57 (PST)


sam teax <samteax/yahoo.com>
chennai, T.N INDIA - Sunday, January 22, 2006 at 01:30:45 (PST)


Check out my website:  kyesforcountyboard.com
Barb Kyes <bkyespet/gcctv.com>
Petersburg, IL USA - Saturday, January 21, 2006 at 08:58:36 (PST)

Great site.  Very well done indeed. Enjoyed it very much. Best wishes
Blair <Sheliablair/klc.com>
Brampton, Wisconsin USA - Saturday, January 21, 2006 at 04:04:53 (PST)

Good site, I was glad to look through it.
Gitelman <Madalyn Gitelman>
Radford, Utah USA - Saturday, January 14, 2006 at 17:05:40 (PST)

You have a very nice site and good guestbook, thank you
Cunningham <R_Cunningham/earthlink.net>
Evergreen, Hawaii USA - Friday, January 13, 2006 at 10:12:44 (PST)

I,m so happy that you keep us updated , great site keep up the good work.
Schulder <ronschulder/mns.com>
Westfield, Kansas USA - Friday, January 13, 2006 at 07:11:45 (PST)

My aunt, Mildred Hill, was married to Omer Benjamin Dawson of Petersburg, Menard County, Illinois.  They were married in St. Joseph, Missouri and later resided in Omaha, Nebraska.
Raymond Hill <rayjan65/kc.rr.com>
Kansas City, MO USA - Saturday, January 07, 2006 at 16:40:57 (PST)


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