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    • Pioneer School House

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield--Schools; Pioneers--Illinois
    • [This slide was used in conjunction with "Slide 262 - Community House" in M.V. Hartong's historical presentations - editor] It is stated that a Mr. Wheeler from NY taught here at one time. History, if so long ago, is hard to find. Mr. Culver speaks...
    • Reverend Jeremiah Porter

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Pioneers--Illinois
    • A picture of Jeremiah Porter, born in Hadley, MA in 1804 and was educated at Hopkins Academy. He married Eliza Chappel June 15, 1835 at Rochester, NY. Mr. Porter came to Chicago May 12, 1833 and organized the First Presbyterian Church June 26,...
    • John Naper Log Cabin

    • Illinois--DuPage County--Naperville; Pioneers--Illinois
    • A picture of John Naper's log cabin built in 1831. Joseph and John Naper started to built a saw mill in the fall of 1831 and had it in operation in 1832. It was the second saw mill and dam on the DuPage River. The first dam across the DuPage was...
    • Kinzie House 1832

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Pioneers--Illinois
    • A picture of the old Kinzie House in 1832. [It] stood on the north bank of the Chicago River, nearly opposite of Old Fort Dearborn. It looks quite different from the place Mr. Kinzie bought from La Mai in 1804. Note the four tall poplars and the...
    • Billy Caldwell House

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Indigenous peoples; Pioneers--Illinois
    • A sketch of the home of Billy Caldwell, whose Indian name was Sauganash. In 1828, the Indian Dept. built this house for Caldwell in consideration of services rendered. It was no doubt the first frame house in Northern IL. The framing timbers were...
    • Wolf's Point on the Chicago River

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Pioneers--Illinois
    • A slide from an old colored sketch from Miles Hartong's personal collection of Wolf's Point at the forks and what was known after 1804 as the Chicago River. This view is looking north and in line with the north branch. To the left may be seen a...
    • George Rogers Clark

    • Pioneers--Illinois; Forts & fortifications
    • This is a picture of George Rogers Clark, born Nov. 19, 1752 near Montecello, VA. He had a fair education and from childhood a restless disposition. He was heavy-set, 6 feet tall, had red hair, and a daring and courageous disposition. He had...
    • Mr and Mrs George W Flagg

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Pioneers--Illinois
    • This is a picture of George W. Flagg Sr. and his wife. At this time I will give a short history of Reuben Flagg. Reuben Flagg was born in 1798. He came from VT with his family July 9, 1830, and settled on Section 10, one mile south of Plainfield in...
    • James Braidwood

    • Illinois--Will County; Pioneers--Illinois
    • This is a picture of James Braidwood, after whom the city of Braidwood was named. He was born March 1, 1831, and started at mining work at the age of 9. He also followed boiler and machine work. He was an engineer for the East India Co. and twice...
    • Joseph Naper

    • Illinois--DuPage County--Naperville; Pioneers--Illinois; Trading Posts
    • This is a picture of Joseph Naper who came from Ashtabula Co. OH in February of 1831. He was the founder of the town of Naperville, IL. He built a cabin and trading post on his arrival and in June of the same year, his family arrived in company...
    • Joseph Smith

    • Pioneers--Illinois
    • This is a picture of Joseph Smith and the founder of the Latter Day Saints or Mormon Religion. Joseph Smith was a native of Vermont and born Dec. 23, 1805. The reputation of the family was very bad. Laziness, lying, and stealing was a common...
    • Reverend S R Beggs

    • Churches--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Pioneers--Illinois; Blackhawk War--Illinois
    • This is a picture of Rev. S.R. Beggs in his younger years. Rev. Beggs was born in Rockingham Co. VA on March 3, 1801. When a child, he came to KY with his parents, and later to Clark Co. IN. His education was limited to that of the community...
    • Abraham Lincoln House

    • Frontier & pioneer life; Pioneers--Illinois; Politics & government
    • This is a picture of the cabin built by Thomas Lincoln and his son Abraham in Coles County IL in 1831. Abraham Lincoln was born Feb. 12, 1809 in Harding Co. KY. His parents were of the early pioneer stock, and the cabin in which he was born had a...
    • Chicago River 1779

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Pioneers--Illinois; Rivers--Illinois
    • This is a picture of what is now known as the Chicago River. The small cabin that is seen to the right was that of Point Du Sable. This picture was supposed to have been taken in 1779. One historian says this was the only cabin except that of...
    • Peter Cartwright

    • Pioneers--Illinois
    • This is a portrait of Peter Cartwright, one of the earliest Methodist ministers in the State of IL. The earliest Protestant minister in IL was the Rev. James Smith, a wandering Baptist. He came to the state in 1787, and one of his converts was...
    • Will County Recorder of Deeds Office Grantor/Grantee Index Volume A-D

    • Illinois--Cook County; Banks--Illinois--Plainfield; Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Churches--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Manufacturing--Illinois--Plainfield; People; Politics & government; Pioneers--Illinois;
    • Will County Recorder of Deeds Office property transactions for Will County from 1836-1885. Entries are listed alphabetically by surname and include: Surname; First Name; Type of transaction; Volume and Page where original record can be found at...

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