Madeira Exiles: 150th Anniversary Celebration
November 12-14, 1999 -- Jacksonville, Illinois
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Read Marsha Kleber's Description of the Reunion Weekend
Here are some of the MadeiraExiles mailing list members... What a scary bunch!
Here are the FERREIRAs, special guests from Madeira.
Barb Baker: The woman who pulled this event together... Thanks again, Barb!
The original container used by Donna Sites' ancestors to hide their Bible and to keep it from being burned by the Madeiran authorities.
The Trinidad School: The school house on Portuguese Hill
Portuguese Hill Road
According to our tour guide, one reason the Exiles moved north of Jacksonville to this more hilly area was because the terrain reminded them of Madeira.
Jacksonville East Cemetery
Success! We found one of our original Exile families. Thomas Fernandes & Mary Nunes de Viveiros sailed to New York on the Milly & Rachel in 1853.
We spent a lot of time eating...
Jacksonville Portuguese Presbyterian Church (Northminster)- Exterior
Jacksonville Portuguese Presbyterian Church (Northminster)- Interior
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