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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.

Germantown

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
1960
1970 1108 0
1980 1191 0
1990 1167 1156 0
2000 1118 1109 0
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Reputation

Main Ethnic Group(s)

  • German Protestant
  • German Catholic

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

An older man of the town said that he took a meal to a man, woman, and a child who had been put off the train. They had to be out of the city limits by dark. (Taken in 2004)