Winnebago High School

includes Honnonegah High School in Winnebago Community School District,  200 East McNair Rd., Winnebago, IL  Phone: 815-335-2336, Fax 815-335-7548 – also listed at 407 No Elida St., Winnebago, IL 61088   Matt Zickert, Principal 2007


first graduating class: 1874

Source: Winnebago Sesquicentennial booklet 1854-2004

Winnebago High School 1981 Football Schedule

Source: “Rockford Rocked”


Winnebago (Town of)

first settler, Daniel Adams Holt,1836 second and third settlers were Holt’s brothers. Original Holt House at Severson Dells. Town original named Westfield, then in 1849, Elida, then in 1855, Winnebago

Source: Winnebago Sesquicentennial 1854-2004 R 977.331 W776

Winnebago and Boone City Atlas – 1871, 1886 and 1892; older 2 include buildings and footprint of the house ( Holt House) useful in locating building built in the 19th century

Source: Illustrated atlas of Winnebago and Boone counties, Illinois : containing maps of every township in counties, with village and city plats, also maps of Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois / compiled from late and authentic sources, together with other valuable information. R 912.773 P14

WW II Army Air Corps Soper, Second Lt. Harold A.

24, fighter plane pilot who was killed Saturday in a plane crash at Fort Sumner, N.M. army air field P-47 Thunderbolt fighter plane, burial in Willwood Cemetery

Lieutenant Harold Soper

Source: Photo of Second Lt. Harold A. Soper and obituary from Winnebago Sesquicentennial 977.331 W776 p. 51