Thomas B. Fearer (Pine Creek, Ogle County), 1864-1910
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Brief Description: The Thomas Jenipher Fearer Diaries date from 1864 to 1910 and consists of family history, bookkeeping ledgers, diaries and their transcriptions. The diaries document Fearer’s travels in Pine Creek, Ogle County, Illinois.  The financial records contain payment of dues and costs for outings and food. There is also a transcription of George W. Young diary who was Thomas J. Fearer neighbor. Mr. Young writes about life on the farm, church, his neighbors, and nearby towns. Copies of the CD files are also part of the collection and have been transferred to V:\ARCHIVES\RCElectronicArchives\RC 343 Thomas Fearer Diaries.
Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at]
Record Series Number: RHC/RC/343
Volume: 3.0
Acquired: 05/28/2015.
Arrangement: The collection is organized into three series: original diaries and ledgers, transcriptions, and CD-ROMs. The diaries, transcriptions, and CD-ROMs are organized chronologically within each series.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to materials in the collection.
Subject Index
Diaries-- 1840-1869
Diaries-- 1870-1909
Fearer, Thomas J.
Ogle County (Ill)
Oregon (Ill.)
Pine Creek (Ill.)
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Technical Access Notes: Digital copies the CD files may be accessed on the computer in the Center’s reading room.
Acquisition Notes: William Bailey, president of the Ogle County Historical Society/Museum donated the Thomas J. Fearer Diaries to the Regional History Center on May 28, 2015.