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Saratoga Township

Saratoga township is located in Township 13 North, Range 8 East. It has three towns: Broadmoor, Camp Grove (established in 1902 when the railroad arrived), and Saratoga Center.

Early Settlers

The first house erected in the Township was by Malachi HILL in about 1836. It stood on Section 27, by the side of the old Galena road, on Senachwine Creek, near where a bridge spanned that stream. The stages ran past here several years. The farm was sold to George SCHOLES in 1849.

The first settler on the north side of the Township is believed to have been a man named FORD, who made some improvement on Section 2, on land since owned by the widow of J. COONEY, in about 1840.

The next place opened was near by, on Section 3, now the property of J. D. HATFIELD.

Next in order came Jonathan DAY's farm, on Section 3, about 1845.

J. and S. DIVILBLISS came in 1849 or '50, settling on Section 24, at the east line of the Township.

William D. LOUDER improved the south-west quarter of Section 22 in 1850.

Archibald McVICKER and his son David improved the south half of Section 14 in 1851.

The school section (16) was improved by Mr. STOUT, Stephen FRY and Arch. H. ELSON.

John C. TOWNSEND, Isaac TORRY and Peter SMITH came on the same Section about 1856.

S. CARTMELL made his farm on Section 10, and Richard TYRRELL on Section 3 between 1853 and '55.

Thomas JAMESON bought an improved place from J. CLARK on the now HATFIELD farm, about 1851.

The settlers who came into the west side of the Township were John BOLAND, who located about 1852, near his brother, G. BOLAND, who subsequently sold to LOMBARD.

All the west side of the Township was then Congress land and unentered.

Artemas WHITMAN, in 1852 or '53, improved near Andrew KLINE's, on Section 18, and George W. KLINE on Section 27.

John McNAMARA commenced his labors on Section 15 in 1854, and Patrick about the same date.

O. MARTLAND, afterward of Lacon, lived on Section 15, near the School Section, in 1853, and Mason SEELYE opened a farm on the same Section about the same time.

C. CAMERY stuck his stakes on the north-west quarter of Section 14, in 1854.

James CARSE on Section 11, in 1853.

Miner T. JAY on Section 28, and William LETTON near the former, both in 1852.

Hugh McVICKER arrived here in 1854.
P. DEYO opened a farm on Section 6 about 1855.
B. L. LOMBARD and F. BOVINGER's places were improved by J. and G. BOLAND.
A. SEICHTER bought his farm, on Section 2, from Mr. CARSE.
J. and R. HALLOCK came here in 1859, and improved part of Section 5.
W. SCHOFIELD opened his place, on Section 6, in 1858-9.
William OWENS improved Section 7 about 1860.
B. G. HOWES, " " 7 " 1855.
J. H. MERRILL, " " 8 " 1854.
J. E. NOYES, " " 8 " 1852.
G. T. COLEMAN, " " 10 " 1857.
H. HULCE, " " 10 " 1857.
D. D. BOND, " " 15 " 1854.
F. and D. YAEGER, " "11 " 1860.
C. HUFFMAN, " " 12 " 1857.
F. J. HIGGINS, " " 12 " 1860.
M. HARTLEY, " " 12 " 1860.
R. and D. McDONOUGH, " 9 " 1855.
William JONES, " " 21 " 1853.
R. HARRISON, " 8 " 1854.
Josh. CASTLE, " " 17 " 1855.
J. S. ESSEX, " " 16 " 1854-5.
J. BUCHANAN, " " 13 " 1857-8.
J. GREENLEE, " " 14 " 1858.
W. LAWLESS, " " 20 " 1855.
D. HOLMES, " " 24 " 1855.
Fred. REINBACK, " " 24 " 1855.
M. P. SIMS, " 20 " 1855.
P. LAWLESS, " " 29 " 1855.
A. P. WEBBER, " " 28 " 1855.
Thomas DOYLE, " " 27 " 1856.
Joseph RAY, " 26 " 1855-6.
H. G. BREESE, " " 25 " 1855-6.
James BEAKS, " " " 25 " 1855.
J. H. BELL, " " 25 " 1860.

The farm of the latter was improved by Thomas HENDERSON, in 1855.

Julia JACOBS improved Section 26 about 1855. She was formerly
Mrs. MARTIN, and her husband run the ferry at Lacon many years ago.

J. G. CARSON improved Section 34 about 1857-8.
H. R TRIM, " " 34 " 1856-7.
William M. RICKEY " " 36 " 1855.
William Marshall, " " 35 " 1860.
The latter's farm was previously improved by James GORDON, in 1852.

Extracted from Records of the Olden Time

Land Owners

1890 Map from Plat Book of Marshall and Putnam Counties, Illinois, 1890

The following list of names transcribed from the 1890 map may not be complete. As always, we welcome corrections and additions.

APPLIN, Henry
BARROWS, Thomas
BETZ, John
BIRCH, Mary
BOCOCK, A E
BOCOCK, W C
BRUCE, Rena
CAIN, P
CAIN, William
CAREY, Peter V
CARSON, J G
CASE, Imri
CLARK, G M
CLARK, Joseph
CLARK, William
CONOVER, G T
CONWAY, Thomas
COOPER, A S
COTNEY, M G
COULTER, William C
DARBY, Bruce
DARBY, Solomon
DAY, Jonathan
DEYOE, Josiah
DEYOE, Philip
DIVILBISS, John
DIVILBISS, Jonas
DIVILBISS, Nancy
DIVILBISS, Samuel, heirs of
DIXON, J, heirs of
DOHERTY, M
DORAN, P
DORAN, Walter
DORGAN, William
DOYLE, Owen
DOYLE, Wesley
DUNKERMAN, H

ESKINE, E D
FARIS, Robert, heirs of
FLYNN, John
FOUTS, Nancy A
FRANCIS, R J
GREEN, Peter
GREENLEE, Jospeh
GUYER, M E
HALL, J Q
HALLOCK, John
HARNEY, Edmond
HARRISON, R
HARTLEY, Moses
HARTY, Andrew
HATCH, Thomas
HAWES, B
HAWES, Benjamin
HENNESSEY, P
HICKEY, David
HIGGINS, John
HIGGINS, T
HOLLER, S B
HOLMES, David
HOLMES, Elijah
HOLMES, John
HUFFMAN, C
KEENAN, Jas
KELLEY, Martha
KELLEY, Richard
KELLEY, Robert
KERMEEN, E
KING, Emily
KING, F M
KING, John
KING, Laura
KING, Samuel
KLINE, Jacob
KROEPER, V

LAW, Lura F
LAWLESS, William
LOCKWOOD, H
LYNCH, Martin
LYTLE, C W
MALLMAN, John
MALONE, Ella
MALONE, John
MALONE, William
MARSHALL, Francis
MARSHALL, Henry
MARSHALL, William
MARTIN, Julia
MARTIN, W C
McCURDY, Alex
McDONOUGH, D
McDONOUGH, R
McGUIRE, Patrick
McMANUS, A J
McMANUS, Anna J
McMANUS, John
McVICKER, J D
MELICK, J A
MONIER, John, estate
MURPHY, J
NEWHAFER, William
NICKOLLS, John
NOYES, J E
NOYES, John
O’BRIEN, Thomas
OLMSTED, Royal
OWENS, William
POWERS, Thomas
QUINN, J
QUINN, James

RAY, Joseph
RAY, Newton
REILLY, Joanna
REINBECK, Fred
RICKEY, William
ROWE, W A
RYAN, Anthony
RYAN, Patrick
SALISBURY, William
SAXBY, Charles
SCHOFIELD, W S
SCHOLES, George
SCOVILLE, H, heirs of
SEELYE, D
SEELYE, Henry
SEELYE, Mary
SEELYE, T Alfonzo
SEICHTER, August
SHEARER, John
SMITH, James
SMITH, William
STARLIPER, William
SWIFT, Clark
THOMPSON, J S
TOWNSEND, J S
TOWNSEND, W J
TRIM, H R
TRUE, A
WEBBER, A P
WEIR, Mary E
WILSON, J B
YEAGER, F
ZEIGLER, Joseph


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