Henry County Illinois
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"Sick List" News Items

Cholera on the Lakes.
As the steamer Nile was recently passing up Lake Huron, with about one hundred Swiss emigrants on board, the Cholera broke out among them, in a very malignant form, and before the boat arrived at Chicago, eight had died, and were buried in the Lake. There were fifteen others laying, most of them, in a collapsed state. They were promptly taken to the Hospital by the authorities of Chicago. These emigrants were bound to Henry county, Illinois, where there is a large settlement of their country-men. The Cholera was still prevailing at Mackinac, at the latest accounts. [The Daily Crescent[New Orleans, La.], October 17, 1849]

The Henry County News, Geneseo IL January 1, 1880
The Sick
Our newsy Atkinson reporter, S. R. Kiner, got out too soon after his tussle with diphtheria, and came to Geneseo on Friday evening of last week. Here he was taken very ill, and suffered intensely several days. He is now up and around again but is taking a good deal better care of himself.
Chas. Cameron is very low.
Mrs. D. P. Merrill of Munson is very ill.
Six Germans at Hickory Grove are under Dr. Brown's car for typhoid-pneumonia.
Miss Amanda Lauderbaugh, of Pink Prairie, has just got around again, after a prolonged struggle with diphtheria.
W. F. Broughton Esq., has had a long and dangerous bout with diphtheria, but is now rapidly recovering.

The Geneseo Republic, Geneseo, IL, Feb 5, 1880
The Sick
Miss Nora Earl of this city is confined to her home by a fever.
Frank Dewey, son of H. F. Dewey, is ill.
A little daughter of J. M. Harris is prostrated with a fever.
Mrs. Samuel Weimer is still unable to leave her room.
A child of Mr. Sidney Goembel is recovering from a severe illness.
Royce Allen, of Munson, is so ill that it is feared he may not recover.
Miss Etta Bolin has returned from a visit to the mineral springs at Ottawa, un-benefited. She has consumption.

Rev. W. W. Wilson of Kewanee has been at the bedside of his sister, Miss Mary Wilson, who is dangerously ill. [Charleston Courier, Coles County, IL - Thursday March 12, 1925 - Contributed by Connie Tyree]


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