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PEORIA COUNTY,
ILLINOIS

 

History of Peoria County, Illinois
Chicago - Johnson & Company
1880

CONTENTS
 

PART I. - NORTHWESTERN HISTORY.

CHAPTER I. - Discovery of the Mississippi River 9
CHAPTER II. - Early Settlements in the Northwest 15
CHAPTER III. - Northwestern Territory 21
CHAPTER IV - The Louisiana Purchase 27
CHAPTER V. - Expedition of Lewis and Clarke 31
CHAPTER VI. - Indian Wars 40
CHAPTER VII. - Early Navigation of Western Rivers 44
CHAPTER VIII. - Archaeology of the Northwest 47
CHAPTER IX. - Western and Northwestern States 54
CHAPTER X. - Sketch of Chicago 70


PART II. - GENERAL HISTORY OF ILLINOIS

CHAPTER I. - The Indians 75
CHAPTER II. - French Occupation 79
CHAPTER III. - English Rule 88
CHAPTER IV. - Formation of Illinois Territory 92
CHAPTER V. - First American Settlers 95
CHAPTER VI. - The War of 1812 99
CHAPTER VII. - Illinois Territory Admitted as a State 108
CHAPTER VIII. - Northwestern Indian Troubles 117
CHAPTER IX. - Black Hawk and the Black Hawk War 121
CHAPTER X. - Slavery in Illinois.  The Black Laws 146
CHAPTER XI. - American Immigration 152
CHAPTER XII. - Northern Illinois Internal Improvements.  Lovejoy, and Freedom.  Mormons and Mormon War 171
CHAPTER XIV. - The War of the Union.  Election of Lincoln.  Fall of Sumter.  Death of Lincoln 173
CHAPTER XV. - Duels and Dueling 186
CHAPTER XVI. - Dress and Manners 190
CHAPTER XVII. - Physical features of Illinois.  Agricultural and other resources 192
CHAPTER XVIII. - Governors and other State officers.  United States Senators and Members of Congress of Illinois 195
CHAPTER XIX. - States of the Union 205
CHAPTER XX. - Miscellaneous.  Population of Illinois. Agricultural productions.  Population of cities of the U. S. and principal countries.  Practical business rules.  208
CHAPTER XXI. - Modern Chicago 223
CHAPTER XXII. - Constitution of the United States, and Amendments.  Digest of State Laws.  Miscellaneous Forms 230


PART III. - HISTORY OF PEORIA COUNTY

Prologue 261
CHAPTER I. - Geology of Peoria County 265
CHAPTER II. - Early History.  French Settlements 271
CHAPTER III. - American Occupation 279
CHAPTER IV. - Organization of Peoria County 285
CHAPTER V. - Prefecting the Organization.  First Election 288
CHAPTER VI. - Physical Geography and Geology 291
CHAPTER VII. - Natural History 293
CHAPTER VIII. - Political Economy 301
CHAPTER IX. - Political Economy Continued.  Chicago.  First Ferry and Tavern License 311
CHAPTER X. - The County Seat 316
CHAPTER XI. - Old Time Bridges.  Modern Structures 322
CHAPTER XII. - County Buildings.  Circuit Court.  Personal Mention.  Official Records 324
CHAPTER XIII. - War Record.  Black Hawk War.  Mexican War.  In the War of the Rebellion.  Lincoln's Proclamation.  Peoria County War Record. 351
CHAPTER XIV. - Education Interests. 421
CHAPTER XV. - Old Settlers Union 431
CHAPTER XVI. - Peoria City History 448
                           - The Press 487
CHAPTER XVIII. - Township Hsitories.  County Statistics 572
- Akron 572
- Brimfield 572
- Chillicothe 577
- Elmwood 583
- Hallock 591
- Hollis 595
- Jubilee 597
- Kickapoo 598
- Limestone 602
- Logan 604
- Medina 606
- Milbrook 608
- Princeville 610
- Radnor 613
- Richwoods 615
- Rosefield 65
- Timber 617
- Trivoli 618
CHAPTER XIX. - BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY 621
Peoria City 621
Akron 707
Brimfield 713
Chillicothe 723
Emwood 736
Hallock 753
Hollis 766
Jubilee 767
Kickapoo 770
Limestone 786
Logan 790
Medina 796
Milbrook 804
Princeville 811
Radnor 821
Richwoods 829
Rosefield 837
Timber 841
Trivoli 845

ILLUSTRATIONS

Map of Peoria Cocunt Front Lincoln Monument, Springfield 181
Staved Rock on the Illinois River, near Peru 77 Scene on Fox River 191
Iroquois Chief 83 Central Hospital for the Insane 209
Gen. Geo. Rogers Clark 89 Illinois Industrial University 211
Gen. Arthur St. Clair 94 Southern Illinois Normal University 211
Old Fort Dearborn 101 Illinois Asylum for Feeble-minded Children 219
Old Kinzie House 103 Lake Crib, Chicago Water Works 225
Pontiac, the Ottawa Chief 105 Passenger Depot, L. S. & M. S., and C., R. I. & P. 225
Black Hawk, the Sac Chief 123 Inter-State Industrial Exposition Building 229
Illinois Institute for Deaf and Dumb 165 Peoria County Court House 328
Illinois Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary 169    


PORTRAITS

Aiken, Mark Morrill 620 Moffitt, John 735
Baldwin, E. F. 493 Moffatt, Aquilla 676
Ballance, Charles 717 Monroe, James 794
Barnes, J. B. 493 Mooney, Thos. 802
Belcher, Daniel 717 Moss, John 712
Bootz, Lydia 490 Norton, Orrin H. 656
Bootz, Fannie L. 490 Nurs, Isaiah 762
Bradley, Tobias S. 629 Patterson, Jas. H. 794
Brooks, Cyrus 712 Pettengill, Moses 682
Brown, Edwin R. 738 Phelps, Wm. E., Hon. 746
Clute, Joseph 717 Phelps, Wm. J., Hon. 748
Corcoran, Geo. L. 717 Plumer. S. R., M.D. 848
Cratty, Thomas 636 Reed, Simon 762
Cremer, Bernard 493 Regan, John 753
Darst, Jacob 638 Richardson, James 794
Dickinson, Griffith E. 822 Robinson, Wm. 802
Detweiler, Henry 640 Rogers, Henry P. 738
Dunlap, Napoleon 822 Root, Erastus C. 762
Dowdall, Wm. T. 490 Stevens, J. S. 692
Gove, J. K. 848 Stowell, Ebenezer 822
Greenwood, Geo. G. 656 Stuber, Adam, Capt. 656
Hamlin, John, Hon. 656 Tomlinson, Joshua O., M. D. 735
Harkness, Isaac 846 Tracy, A. L. 738
Henderson, S. R. 493 Truitt, Henry 738
Higgs, Thomas 848 Tucker, Cyrus 822
Holman, Harvey 735 Tucker, H. C. 717
Hopkins, Samuel A., M. D. 660 Warner, John, Hon. 698
Hines, John , Senr. 802 Washburn, Silas Howe, M. D. 753
Ingersoll, Robt. G., Hon. Fpce Wells, Henry W. 700
Jack, Edward H. 662 Will, Robt. 762
Linck, Jacob 848 Wilmot, Asahel, M. D. 734
Lobaugh, John J., M.D. 753 Wilson, A. W. 712
McClure, John D., Hon. 346 Wrigley, Robert 738
Miller, Jas. B. 794 Vickery, Elias 753
Miller, Robert H. 712 Yates, John C., Hon. 350
 

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