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June Meeting

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Photo of Tazewell County Clerk John Ackerman

Tazewell County Clerk John Ackerman
will discuss

Tazewell County Courthouse Memorial
for the Civil War 29th United States Colored Infantry Regiment

On Juneteenth (June 19) a new Illinois State Historical Marker and Stone Monument honoring the 29th United States Colored Infantry Regiment will be unveiled at the Tazewell County Courthouse . 

John Ackerman will discuss the history and significance of the 29th United States Colored Infantry Regiment, the reasons for unveiling a historical marker at the Tazewell County Courthouse, and how the project came together.

Background:  John C. Ackerman has been the Tazewell County Clerk & Recorder of Deeds since 2018.  Prior to being Clerk, John served on the Washington City Council in 1999 and several terms on the Tazewell County Board starting in 2008. 

Besides preserving and making county records accessible online, John has helped recognize some of the county’s history by creating the Underground Railroad Conductor Marker project (which has grown into a state-wide effort), creating the Nance Leggins-Costley Park in downtown Pekin, and establishing memorials for Medal of Honor recipients. 

Under John’s leadership, the County Clerk’s office has been very open to working with the Society.  John has helped on many projects with the Society.   He has served on our board several times and is currently Vice-President.

John was born & raised in Washington, Illinois where he still resides.  John and his wife, Maria, have two sons and a daughter, with another son arriving in August 2024 .

Short Business Meeting will Follow.


June 11
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Ehrlicher Research Center
719 N 11th Street
Pekin, IL 61554 United States
(309) 477-3044


309 477-3044

Additional Donation to TCGHS (opt):

TCGHS is a non-partisan, 501(c3) non-profit educational research institution whose mission is to "stimulate interest; to collect, preserve, and safeguard records; and to provide related educational services for the purpose of increasing and enriching public knowledge of our heritage."

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