It looks like I am taking on a new County!
My interest in Cook County is that my father and his family lived
there. My grandmother, Maria Hernandez Becerra is buried in Mt.
My Grandfather, Henry (Genaro) Becerra worked for the railroad and ended
up in Radnor, Peoria Co., Illinois living in various towns along the way
due to his occupation.
My own history is in this county and the history of
my parents and of my grandparents and my great-grandparents. (Some of
I will be adding things as I find them.
118 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60602-1304
Cook County was created on January 15, 1831 out of Putnam County by an
act of the Illinois State Legislature. It was the 54th county
established in Illinois and was named after Daniel Cook, one of the
earliest and youngest statesmen in Illinois history, who served as the
second U.S. Representative from Illinois and the first Attorney General
of the State of Illinois. Shortly thereafter, in 1839, DuPage County was
carved out of Cook County.
County Seat: Chicago
Year Organized: 1831
Square Miles: 946
1 - Lake
2 - McHenry County, IL
3 - Kane County, IL
4 - DuPage County, IL
5 - Will County, IL
6 - Lake County, IN (East)