of Piatt County, IL
BEMENT, PIATT COUNTY
UNION, 1861 : Established by James Shoaff. Short-lived.
COURIER, 1869(?) (?): Weekly.
FARMERS' ADVOCATE, 1873-1875: Mit. A. Bates was editor and publisher.
REGISTER, 1875-1877: J. H. Jacobs, editor and publisher. Republican.
INDEPENDENT, 1878: Established by Benn Biddlecome. Independent. Short-lived.
MANSFIELD, PIATT COUNTY
JOURNAL, 1873-1875: John S. Harper and a Mr. Wolfe were editors and publishers;
the paper was printed at the office of the Farmer City Journal
MONTICELLO, PIATT COUNTY
COUNTY TIMES, 1856-1858+ : Edited by J. D. Mondy, who was succeeded by J. C. Johnson.
He sold to James Outten, who received Mr. Hassett as a partner. Changed to
PIATT DEMOCRAT, +1858-1862 + : Edited by W. A. Gilliland, 1858- 1860; J. C. Johnson,
1860-1862. Changed to
CONSERVATIVE, +1862-1864+: At first edited by Thomas Milligan, who was succeeded
by W.E. Lodge, changed to
PIATT COUNTY UNION, +1864-1865+: Edited by M. A. Bates. Changed to
PIATT INDEPENDENT, +1865-1874+: Edited by J. M. Holmes. A complete file is owned
by L. C. Burgess. Changed to
REPUBLICAN, +1874-1876+ : At the end of three years, Mr. Holmes sold to Mr. Wagner,
who immediately sold to H. B. Funk. He changed its name to
BULLETIN, +1876 to date: Edited by Henry B. Funk, 1876-1882; Mize Brothers, 1882-1883;
Mr Funk, 1884-1885; Moral O'Banion; C. N. Walls, 1885-1886; Carl Uhler. 1887; M. L. Griffith, 1887-1888; Garver
Brothers, 1888; William E. Krebs, 1888-1898; Evan Stevenson, 1899; C. E. Gaumer, 1899-1902; H. W. Buckle, 1902-1903;
G. W. Mize, the present editor, 1903 to date. The files in the office are incomplete. Democratic.
FARMERS' ADVOCATE, 1874 : Existed for a few months in the spring. M. A. Bates
PIATT COUNTY HERALD, April, 1874 to date: Established by H. H. Peters, who continued until 1892, when it was bought
by G. A. Burgess and consolidated with the Independent; begun by Mr. Burgess in 1887, under the name Piatt County
Republican. In 1905 G. A. Burgess was succeeded, as editor and manager, by his son, L. C. Burgess. Republican.
A complete file owned by L. C. Burgess.
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