Tuesday, August 9, 2011

18 Prairie Pioneers Added Since January 2011

Did you know that ISGS has Prairie Pioneers Certificates database online that lists the certificates that we have issued?  The certificates are issued as part of the Prairie Pioneers Certificate project that honors Illinois pioneers. 

The database lists the pioneer’s name along with the county, the year the came to Illinois, and the ISGS Prairie Pioneers Certificate number.  This searchable database is available to anyone under the Free Databases section of the ISGS Website.

Additionally, back in June we created a questionnaire regarding our certificate projects.  If you haven’t already completed the Certificate Projects Questionnaire, please take a few minutes to do so.  We are very interested in your feedback.

Pioneers Added Since January 2011

  • Seth Carver
  • Solomon Hart
  • James Tweedy
  • John A Smith
  • William Butler
  • Thomas M. Weir
  • Abraham Vescelius
  • William Vesselius
  • Henry Vescelus
  • Nicholas Hoffman
  • Captain John Giles Adams
  • William Wagner
  • Samuel Goslin
  • John Price Jones
  • Margaret Stumbaugh Mayhue
  • Joseph A Shafer
  • Elijah Elledge 
  • Zadoc(k) Barna

Remember, the Prairie Pioneers Certificates database is updated as certificates are issued, so be sure to check back regularly.  If you would like to apply for a certificate, refer to the Prairie Pioneers Certificate project page for additional information, time periods covered, and application form.

Do you have a connection to any of the pioneers listed here or in the database?  If so, write a comment to this post.  We’d love to hear your story!

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