Excerpted from The Combined History of Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois. 1882

Excerpted from Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois, 1892

Excerpted from Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Schuyler County, 1908

Schuyler County & the California Gold Rush

Schuyler County & the Oregon Trial

History of Butler County, Kansas, 1916

A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans

Excerpted from “Old Times In Schuyler”

Articles originally prepared, written & published by Howard F. Dyson in The Rushville Times 1918.

Excerpted from “Schuyler Citizen” Newspaper

Genealogically Speaking

Weekly column published in The Rushville Times with information furnished by officials of the Schuyler Jail Museum. These articles contain wonderful genealogical information such as, Family Histories, book listings, old newspapers, vintage family items & Publications, and other genealogy holding available at the Schuyler County Illinois Historical Jail Museum and Genealogical Center.

  • Moore Church Dedication Oct. 1883
    Sept. – Dec 1999 (Article – Oct. 20, 1999)
  • January – April 2000
    Articles – Gold Rush, Park Statues, Wheat Crop, Frederick Illinois Brick Yard, Jail Museum Chapel Room heirlooms, & more.
  • May – August 2000
    Brick & Tile, Wagon & Carriage Factories, Birmingham Township, extinct towns of Erie & Mable, Murder committed by Feilding Frame, Rushville High School 1900 graduates, Military, County Fair History, Katherine Nelson Davis Poem, Jail Museum
  • September – December 2000
    Rushville Business, bandstand in Central Park Plaza, Schuyler County Officials, Centerville, Woodstock Township, remedies & Medical hints, ferry business, manufacturing establishments, Hog confinements, Indian tribes
  • January – April, 2001
    Military Tract, Schuyler County weather statistics, Guinea Brooklyn Township, medical hints, Superstitions, Bluff City
  • June 27, 2001 – August 2001
    Military memorabilia, few folk-lore sayings, medical terms, 1898, Instrumental band of Brooklyn village, successful businessmen, Dean House in Frederick, Pleasantview, Schuyler County Fair, Arrival of the First Family in Schuyler, 1899 Chicago, 1862 Rushville schools, 1852 Ostfriesland letter
  • September – October 24, 2001
    Woodstock township, 1919 First “Smiles Day”, early Rushville papers, Articals Seventy-seven years ago – A story of Rushville letters