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From: Connie Sheets <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Rural Directories
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 15:09:01 -0800 (PST)
This publisher must have covered much of the Midwest, as there is also one for Hancock Co., Indiana.
I have also seen directories as part of atlases and published plat books, including for the late 1800s, in several Midwest counties. As mentioned previously, the FHL has many of them (not all microfilmed as I recall).
<Michael Neill <> wrote:
Those directories were also published for most Illinois counties about
the same time period. In the Illinois ones, one can tell the acreage
of the farm, whether owner or tenant, and if tenant who the landlord
was. And for me, the type of livestock and other items are "flesh on
the bones" material that one can get nowhere else.
On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 18:07:26 -0600, pgleich
> In our "Prairie Farmer's Reliable Directory of Farmers and
> Breeders of Walworth County, Wisconsin" of 1919 reprinted in 1995 by the
> Walworth County (WI) Genealogical Society, items included:a wonderful
> list of rural residents names, wife's maiden & children listed, with
> name of farm, township & section, & phone # is there was one. (Darn
> good info if you were lucky!)