Available from the Probate Department, Circuit Clerk’s Office.
Available at Kankakee County Clerk’s Office. Death records start in 1853. Birth records start in 1852. Birth and death records were irregularly recorded until 1916, so it is quite possible that the records do not exist for some events. Death records from St. Joseph Catholic Church, Manteno, IL from 1871-1984 are available at the Museum.
Available at Recorder of Deeds Office.
Manteno-Rockville Multi Township Assessing District.
Online property data is also available on the Kankakee County “K3-Mapper”.
Obituary files have been created at are available at the Museum.
The Kankakee public Library has a searchable online obituary index which includes death notices from approximately 1950 to about 2005.
Archival microfilms and digital PDF and JPEG formats of “The Manteno Independent” and “Manteno News” are available for perusal at the Manteno-Rockville Museum and the Manteno Public Library thanks to the generosity of local resident Carol Pflasterer and former resident Rev. Karen Blatt.
The Kankakee Library has the Kankakee Daily Journal and its predecessor newspapers available on microfilm. There are a few as early as 1856, however, the data is not complete. Manteno State Hospital newspapers from 1965 to 1973 are available at the Manteno Public Library.
Available at the Kankakee Public Library. Federal and State census reports from 1820 – 1850 are located at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.
Available at the Kankakee Public Library and at the Illinois State Archives Database.
Rockville Township Cemetery Book including Bloom and Deselm Cemeteries published in 1990 and the Manteno Township Cemetery Book published in 1991 which includes Elmwood and St. Joseph Cemeteries are available at the Museum.
Additional computerized data for Elmwood Cemetery is available through the Manteno-Rockville Museum by special request at 815-933-2055.
1986 marked the founding of the Manteno Historical Society, followed by the purchase of the historic Charles Skinner House which has been converted to The Manteno-Rockville Museum at 192 West Third Street in Manteno, Illinois.
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