Kane County, Illinois
Kane county has the honor of being the resting place of at least one Revolutionary soldier who died and is buried at Canada Corners near Lily Lake, in 1852. In 1901 a committee was appointed to consider the erection of a monument to his memory. The committee comprised of JOHN STEWART, J.J. READ, L.M. GROSS, John WINTERHALLER and the superindendent of DeKalb County schools. Kane county supervisors appropriated $200, the Daughters of the Revolution contributed $25, and $475 additional was raised. On July 4, 1902, the monument was dedicated in the presence of a large assembly of people. Mr. FRANK W. JOSLYN made a talk, following whom Mr. MILLER, President of the Hamilton Club, of Chicago, gave the address of the occasion. The monument contains the following inscription:
ABNER POWERS 1760 - 1852
Bennington - Saratoga - Valley Forge - Yorktown
The veteran of the Revolution was the father of MANLY POWERS, of Virgil, Kane County.
The monument is west of St. Charles on Hwy 64 near the intersection of Dean Road.
Misc. American Revolution War links for further research.
American Revolution - http://revolution.h-net.msu.edu/
Black Hawk War 1831 - 1832
Illinois Secretary of State - Black Hawk War searchable data base
Black Hawk War - Index
Illinois Soldiers Mexican War Index 1846-48
Mexican - American War PBS site http://www.pbs.org/kera/usmexicanwar/mainframe.html
Mexican American Memorial Home Page http://sunsite.unam.mx/revistas/1847/Summa.html
Illinois Secretary of State - Civil War searchable data base
American Civil War Research Database (pay site)
17th Regiment Cavalry - Organized at St.Charles,IL
36th Infantry Regiment - Elgin area
93rd Illinois Infantry - WILLIAM J. BROWN, CAPTAIN OF COMPANY "C."
Gilbert's Independent Cavalry Company - Organized at Geneva, IL
Jenks' Independent Cavalry Company - Organized at Aurora, IL
Don't Know Much About History (retail art) - Geneva, IL
Poetry and Music of the War Between the States - Unique site though not related specifically to Kane County.
Spanish American War 1898-99
Illinois Secretary of State - searchable database
World War I
World War 1 Archives - Illinois History Project - Batavia
World War II
World War 2 Archives - Illinois History Project - Batavia (excellent resource)
American Legion Post 57 A - Roster
National Archives - WWll http://www.nara.gov/nara/searchnail.html
Misc. Lineage Links
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