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29th Illinois Volunteer Infantry
There will be a reunion of the men who belonged to the One Hundreth and Twenty-nineth Illinois Volunteer Infantry and all others who went as soldiers from Livingston County, Ill., to the war, at Pontiac, Ill., on Tuesday, the 8th day of September next. It is to be in no sense a reunion to keep alive any political or sectional feelings or animositites, but soley a gathering of a social and friendly character.
[Date: 23 Jul 1874; Paper: Inter Ocean - Sub. by Teri Colglazier]


Former Livingston County Residents

The former residents of Livingston County, Illinois will organize and hold an annual basket picnic at Melgaard park, south of the city, on next Sunday. All friends are invited.
[Date: 10 Sep 1909; Paper: Aberdeen Daily News - Sub. by Teri Colglazier]


Old Settlers from Livingston County

Old Settlers Picnic is Great Success -- The old settlers from Livingston County, Illinois numbering about 160, including a few invited friends, held their second annual basket picnic at the Melgaard park on Thursday and greatly enjoyed an old fashioned basket picnic, which included a barrel of free lemonade. Several were there from Westport, Wetonka, Cresbard, Clark and Saunemin and Pontiac, Illinois. All enjoyed a splendid time.
[Date: 24 June 1910; Paper: Aberdeen Daily News - Sub. by Teri Colglazier]


Old Settlers from Livingston County

Illinois people to hold annual picnic -- Old settlers of Brown and Spink counties, hailing form Livingston County, Ill., will have their third annual picnic on June 22, that event this year to take place in Hendrickson's grove near Northville. This announcement was made today from the office of George W. Lanford of this city, who is one of the former Livingston county men, and the secretary of the Livingston County Old Settlers' Association. In the two counties named there are approximately 200 people from the county and of recent years it has become a settled custom to hold an annual gathering for a picnic, participated in by these people. Former picnics have been held in Brown county in the vicinity of Aberdeen, but this year to introduce a new feature to the reunion, that of a program of speeches, recitations, music and the like. Each member of the association is entitled to invite a number of friends and thus the gathering will in all probability be a large one.
[Date: 25 May 1911; Paper: Aberdeen Daily News - Sub. by Teri Colglazier]


Livingston County Picnic, Martin, Langford

A large crowd was in attendance at the picnic of Illinois people in Earl Martin's grove, Thursday. G. W. Langford came down from Aberdeen Thursday to attend the picnic held by the old settlers who came here from Livignston Coutny, Illinois.
[Date: 29 June 1911; Paper: Aberdeen American - Sub. by Teri Colglazier]


Livingston County Folks to Picnic, Jump

Former residents of Livingston County, Illinois are planning a picnic for the near future to which all Illinoisians will be invited. There will be speeches by Livingston county men who have made good here and general merry-making. Chief Jump is a native of the part of Illinois. Possibly some prominent resident of Pontiac which is the Livingston County seat, may be secured as speaker for the day. The date will be fixed in the next few days.
[Date: 06 Aug 1912; Paper: Aberdeen Daily News - Sub. by Teri Colglazier]


Old Settlers Picnic, Thornton

The Livingston County, Illinois, Old Settlers Picnic association of Aberdeen, S. D., and vicinity will hold their fourth annual basket picnic at the Melgaard park near Aberdeen, on the foruth day of July, 1913. Friends cordially invited. - T. M. Thornton, President.
[Date: 06 June 1913; Paper: Aberdeen Daily News - Sub. by Teri Colglazier]



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