The graves of Mrs. James Coogan, Nicholas Peifer, the Hickey
Family, the Musick Family, Senator T. L. McGrath, Father James Tuohy,
Courtney Savage, John Schwenoha, and the Madigan Family will be
Presenters will be Judy Lumpp, Mrs. Coogan; Tom Peifer, Nicholas
Peifer; Ron Keller as James T. Hickey; Barry King, a member of the
Musick Family; Tim Becke, Senator McGrath; Tim McCormick, Father
Tuohy; Tim Searby, Courtney Savage; Tom McLaughlin, John Schwenoha,
also known as Coonhound Johnny; and Jonathan Wright, Edward Madigan.
A history of the Cemeteries will be given by tour guides and bottled
water will be available for tour participants.
Admission will be by donation. Walks will begin at 9:30 a.m. and
continue until 11:30 a.m. each 15 minute interval. Walks will resume
at 1 p.m. with the last walk of the day beginning at 3 p.m. A few
golf carts will be available for transportation for those unable to
walk the tour route. Chairs will be available throughout the walk,
but participants may bring blankets. A portable toilet will be
Those driving to the walk are asked to use the south entrance to the
cemetery, which is adjacent to Old Union Cemetery south of Lincoln.
The Cemetery Walk is being made possible through grants from the
Illinois Community Prairie Foundation, Thrivent and additional local
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The Logan County Genealogical Society is a not for profit
organization which maintains a library and historical collection for
Logan County and its communities and houses information on other
Illinois countries and states. Of special interest is the Lincoln
Room collection and items on other American presidents.
The research center is available free of charge, although there is a charge for
extensive research performed by volunteer staff. Donations are accepted.
The Center will be open for touring and research Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9:30
a.m. to 4 p.m. It will reopen Sunday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Normal
hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and the
second and fourth Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.