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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

We mourn the loss of our friend and colleague and remain committed to the work he began.

Beckemeyer

Illinois

Basic Information

Type of Place
Independent City or Town
Metro Area
Politics c. 1860?
Unions, Organized Labor?

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Surely
Was there an ordinance?
Don't Know
Sign?
Don’t Know
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Probably

Census Information

The available census data from 1860 to the present
Total White Black Asian Native Hispanic Other BHshld
1860
1870
1880
1890
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950 1045 0
1960 1056 0
1970 1069 0
1980 1119 0
1990 1070 1056 0
2000 1043 1040 0
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Other

Main Ethnic Group(s)

  • German Protestant
  • German Catholic

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

According to a local genealogist: “They all seemed to have the same kind of law: that you could come to town but couldn’t stay past 5PM.” (Quote taken in 2004)