Military History of Peoria County

This listing of Peoria County Veterans was compiled from several sources: Various cemetery readings that were verified by the The Illinois State Archives database of Military Veterans, the History of Peoria County published in 1880 and the 1956 Veterans' Honor Roll.

Please Note: Since not all cemeteries have been completely read and transcribed, this list of veterans is not complete. Some of the spellings and dates in the Illinois State Archives database do not exactly match those in the cemetery readings, so it is up to the researcher to determine what data is correct. We will update this listing when new tombstones are found.

If you know of any veterans buried in Peoria County that are not listed here, or have a tombstone photo that you would like to share, please email me and I will gladly add them to the list.

In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD
Canadian Army

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Veterans' Honor Roll (as of 1956)
Revolutionary War Veterans
War of 1812 Veterans
Black Hawk War Veterans
Mexican War Veterans
Civil War Veterans
Spanish American War Vets
World War I Veterans
World War II Veterans
Korean War Veterans


Any contributions, corrections, or suggestions would be deeply appreciated!

Copyright 2003-2008, Janine Crandell & all contributors
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Updated November 20, 2006

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