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Arenzville, Illinois

Posted by graywacke on March 28, 2009

First timer? In this once-a-day blog, I have my computer select a random latitude and longitude that puts me somewhere in the continental United States (the lower 48). I call this “landing.” I keep track of the watersheds I land in, as well as the town I land near. I do some internet research to hopefully find something of interest about my landing location. To find out more about A Landing A Day (like who “Dan” is and what the various numbers and abbreviations mean), please see “About Landing,” above.

Dan – Wow. Let the good times roll! Five, count ‘em five, USers in a row. And, for the third landing in a row, of course, a new record low SCORE. The latest is . . . IL; 30/31; 7/10; 22; 162.6.  As long as I’m setting records, I’m going to show you the graph:


I landed in the Prairie Ck watershed, on to the Indian Ck, on to the Illinois R (15th hit); on to the MM.  This marks the 8th watershed with “Prairie” in the stream name (not counting any duplicates). This makes Prairie the 49th stream name that has 8 or more unique streams with that name. (Eight is my lower limit to make the list of “Common Stream Names.”) For the 19th time, I landed in a watershed with the stream name of Indian (not counting any duplicates).

Here’s my landing map:


As you can see, I landed near Beardsville (largest town, pop 5800); Virginia, pop 1700; and Arenzville, pop 400.

Here’s a broader view, featuring the closest of the three towns, Arenzville:


Here’s a picture of Arenzville back in the day (when I suspect it had more than 400 people):


Here’s a fairly recent aerial photo of Beardstown, showing the Illinois River:


I found some wonderful pictures of the Green family from Arenzville. Here they are:

Here are the parents:


William Jackson Green and Theresa Cire Green
Arenzville, Cass County, Illinois

Here are the daughters:


Front Row: Florence Edith Green Kloker and Alice Katherine Green Hamm
Back Row: Dora Emelia Green Hamm, Lillian Adelaide Green Wood and Annie Green

I assume that Annie got married at some point. but who knows?  And here’s a family shot:


Family of William and Theresa Cire Green of Arenzville, Cass County, Illinois
Front row: William Jackson Green and Theresa Katherine Cire Green
Back row from left to right: Dora Emelia Green Hamm, Alice Katherine Green Hamm, Richard “Dick” Green,
Florence Edith Green Kloker, Edgar Green, Lillian Adelaide Green Wood, Annie Green and Charles William Green.

Annie’s not married for this picture, either.  Anyway, I get the feeling that William Sr. was quite the character.



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