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Kane County, Illinois


American Revolution


Sons of the American Revolution - Illinois Chapter


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 War Soldiers at Rootsweb Desc. Links

American Revolution -

National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

Principal Events of the American Revolution

The Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution




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 War Index

Mexican - American War PBS site

Mexican American Memorial Home Page


Civil War


Illinois Secretary of State - Civil War searchable data base

American Civil War Homepage

American Civil War Research Database (pay site)

Kane County Independent Cavalry Company - 15th Illinois Cavalry, Company H (memorial)

Illinois Regiments - Civil War, 1861-1865

7th Infantry Regiment - Company A - Elgin

7th Infantry Regiment - Company C - Aurora

Civil War - 13th Illinois Infantry

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

Dodson's Kane County Independent Cavalry Company

Sherer's Independent Cavalry Company

American Civil War Searchable Database

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




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Lineage Links

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