Will County, Illinois History and Genealogy
1001 pages of Will County, Illinois history and genealogy including biographical information for 918 families
An informative and historical overview of Will County, Illinois with the full 1878 Wm. Le Baron, Jr. Co., History of Will County, Illinois book including biographical information for 918 families. An important resource for the study and research of Will County, Illinois history (including Civil War history) and genealogy.
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This fascinating and detailed CD contains ALL of the following material on one CD:
The complete 1878 History of
Will County, Illinois published by the Wm. Le Baron, Jr. Co.
Here is just some of the information included:
First Permanent Settlements in Will County
Jackson, Reed, and other Groves
Yankee Settlement and Lockport
Thorn Creek and Beebe’s Grove
Wilmington and Forked Creek
Up The Kankakee
Washington and Will
Black Hawk War
Will County Organized
Illinois and Michigan Canal
Gold Fever 1849-1851
Railroads in Will County
State Penitentiary at Joliet
Will County Officials 1836-1878
Schools in Will County
Churches in Will County
Channahon Township * Crete Township * Custer Township * Du Page Township * Florence Township * Frankfort Township * Greengarden Township * Homer Township * Jackson Township * Joliet Township * Lockport Township * Manhattan Township * Monee Township * New Lenox Township * Peotone Township * Plainfield Township * Reed Township * Troy Township * Washington Township * Wesley Township * Wheatland Township * Will Township * Wilmington Township * Wilton Township *
Beecher * Braidwood * Channahon * Crete * Elwood * Frankfort * Goodenow * Joliet * Lockport * Mokena * Monee * New Lenox * Peotone * Plainfield * Spencer * Wallingford * Washington Center * Wilmington * Wilton Center *
Included is biographical information for 918 families including each of the following family surnames: (many thousands of additional family surnames are also mentioned throughout the book text and within these family biographies): Abbott * Ackerman * Adam * Adams * Adelmann * Adler * Ahrens * Akin * Albrecht * Alexander * Alfrick * Allen * Amend * Andrew * Andrews * Angus * Arnold * Ashley * Austin * Avery * Backus * Bacon * Bailey * Baker * Baldwin * Baltz * Bamrick * Banyard * Barber * Barclay * Barker * Barnhart * Barns * Barr * Barthelme * Baskerville * Bates * Bauch * Baumgartner * Becher * Beckwith * Beedy * Beggs * Bennett * Bentley * Bishop * Bliss * Blood * Blount * Board * Boardman * Bobzien * Boeken * Bohlander * Boughton * Bovee * Bowen * Boyd * Boyer * Bradley * Braidwood * Brase * Braun * Brauns * Brayton * Breidert * Brinckerhoff * Broadbent * Broadie * Brockman * Bronk * Brooks * Brown * Bruce * Brumund * Buchholz * Buck * Bump * Burden * Burdick * Burke * Burnet * Burt * Bush * Cady * Cagwin * Calhoon * Calkins * Cameron * Campbell * Cappel * Carlisle * Carpenter * Carson * Carter * Casey * Casseday * Castle * Caswell * Caton * Cavender * Chamberlain * Chamberlin * Chittenden * Clark * Clarkson * Claus * Clayes * Cleghorn * Clement * Cleveland * Clinton * Clow * Collins * Conant * Conley * Connor * Conrad * Cook * Cope * Corbett * Corbin * Corwin * Cossaart * Cotton * Cowell * Crafts * Craughwill * Cropsey * Cross * Crossen * Culbertson * Culver * Cunningham * Curran * Curtiss * Cushing * Cutler * Cutter * Daggett * Dague * Daly * Damm * Dancer * Daniels * Darling * Davidson * Davis * Deeming * Delius * Demmond * Denby * Deutschman * Devine * Dewitz * Dick * Dickinson * Dillman * Dix * Dixon * Dodge * Donahoe * Donnelly * Doocy * Dooley * Doolittle * Dorney * Dougall * Doxtader * Drauden * Duck * Dunn * Dwyer * Dyer * Easterbrooks * Eaton * Eddy * Edgerly * Eib * Eichelberger * Eisenbrandt * Elliot * Emery * Engelmann * Erhard * Evans * Fahrner * Farley * Fay * Fedde * Feely * Felten * Felton * Ferriss * Fiddyment * Fink * Fisher * Fitch * Fithian * Flack * Flagg * Flanders * Folkers * Foran * Foster * Fowler * Fowser * Fox * Francis * Fraser * Frazer * Fridley * Friedrich * Friedriechs * Froehner * Fry * Fryer * Fuller * Gaines * Gallagher * Gardner * Garnsey * Gaskill * Gates * Gay * Gaylord * Geddes * Gibler * Giffin * Gifford * Gilkerson * Gillett * Glidden * Godfrey * Goodenow * Gooding * Goodrich * Goodspeed * Goodwin * Gotts * Goudy * Gougar * Gould * Green * Greenwood * Grill * Grinton * Gronow * Gross * Gurney * Haag * Hack * Hagar * Hahn * Haley * Hall * Hamlin * Hand * Hanson * Hardy * Harley * Harper * Harrison * Hart * Hartwell * Harvey * Harwood * Hasenjaeger * Haviland * Hawley * Hayen * Hayward * Hazard * Hazelton * Heise * Hemphill * Hemstreet * Henderson * Hennebry * Hennings * Henry * Herschbach * Herzog * Hewes * Heydon * Hibner * Higinbotham * Hilburn * Hine * Hinrichs * Hogan * Hohenstein * Hohmann * Holden * Holmes * Homeding * Hopkins * Hosmer * Houck * House * Howk * Howland * Hudson * Hulsworth * Huston * Hutchins * Hynd * Ingalls * Ingersoll * Jackson * Jacobs * Jacobus * James * Janssen * Johnson * Jones * Jordan * Jordans * Jump * Jungel * Kahler * Kain * Kalmer * Karch * Keane * Keay * Keegan * Keen * Keith * Kellogg * Kelly * Kempe * Keniston * Kercheval * Keyes * Kiessling * King * Kinley * Klepper * Knapp * Knowlton * Knox * Koepke * Krapp * Krause * Kreimeier * Kyrk * Lacey * Lambert * Lanfear * Lang * Lantz * Leach * LeCaron * Leland * Lennbhe * Leppert * Letts * Lewis * Ley * Lichtenwalter * Linebarger * Loebstein * Logan * Long * Loock * Lorenzen * Lotz * Louer * Lutz * Lyford * Lynd * Lynk * Lynn * Lyon * Mack * Mackey * Mackie * Mackin * Maltby * Mapps * Marsh * Marti * Martin * Marvin * Mason * Matter * Mayhew * McCann * McClaughry * McCowan * McCreery * McCune * McDonald * McFarlin * McGinnis * McGlashan * McGovney * McIntosh * McIntyre * McKeown * McLaughlin * McLaughry * McMicken * McQueen * Mead * Melville * Merrill * Messenger * Metcalf * Metterhausen * Miller * Millspaugh * Milne * Minard * Mitchell * Moiller * Monteith * Mooney * Moore * Moran * Morey * Morgan * Moris * Morrison * Mottinger * Moulton * Moyer * Mueller * Muff * Muller * Munch * Munn * Munroe * Murdie * Murphy * Myers * Nelson * Nettels * Nevens * Nicholson * Nieland * Nobes * Noel * Norton * O'Donnell * Ogden * O'Heron * Ohlhues * Olin * Olney * O'Meier * O'Neil * O'Reilly * Osgood * Ott * Owen * Paddock * Paige * Palmer * Parkinson * Pasold * Patterson * Pauling * Paxson * Pease * Peltier * Perkins * Perry * Petro * Pettigrew * Pfingston * Piepenbrink * Pink * Plant * Pohlman * Pooley * Porter * Power * Pragst * Pratt * Preston * Prindle * Rafferty * Rahm * Rains * Ranck * Randall * Randeck * Rankin * Ransom * Rapple * Rathbun * Rauworth * Raver * Ray * Redman * Reed * Reichman * Reid * Reils * Relf * Reuter * Reynolds * Rice * Richards * Richardson * Rinne * Riorden * Ripsom * Ritchey * Robbins * Roberts * Robertson * Robesson * Robins * Robinson * Roe * Rohrbach * Rosenheim * Ross * Rowe * Rowell * Rowley * Royce * Rudd * Ruden * Russell * Rust * Salter * Sanborn * Sanders * Sanger * Savage * Schaal * Scheer * Scheibe * Scheidt * Scheiwe * Schiek * Schiffer * Schmid * Schoenstedt * Schoettes * Schon * Schoop * Schrader * Schroeder * Schuberth * Schulte * Schweizer * Searles * Sehring * Sennitt * Seward * Shanahan * Sharts * Shenk * Shields * Shirk * Shumway * Shurts * Shutts * Siefker * Silliman * Sime * Sleeper * Slick * Small * Smillie * Smit * Smith * Snapp * Snoad * Snow * Sollitt * Spafford * Spangler * Spencer * Sperry * Sprague * St. Julien * Staehle * Stark * Stassen * Steel * Steen * Stein * Stellwagen * Stephen * Stevens * Steward * Stewart * Stinson * Stofflet * Stoos * Storms * Stowe * Strong * Stuffler * Sultzbaugh * Sunderland * Sutherland * Sutphen * Sutten * Sutton * Symington * Tait * Tatge * Taylor * Temple * Thiel * Thomas * Thompson * Thomson * Thornton * Tilden * Tilsy * Tinslar * Tonner * Tounshendeau * Trainer * Triem * Trott * Truby * Tyler * Van Horn * Van Horne * Vance * Vanolinda * Varley * Vatter * Voight * Voigt * Wagner * Wakefield * Walker * Walter * Walz * Ward * Warner * Watkins * Watson * Webb * Weeks * Weinmann * Weiss * Welter * Werner * Westmann * Westphal * White * Whited * Whitley * Whitten * Whittier * Wight * Wightman * Wilcox * Wilder * Willard * Williams * Wilmot * Wilson * Woerndle * Wood * Woodruff * Wright * Youker * Young * Yung * Zarley * Zimmer *
About this book:
Will County is located in north east Illinois, south of Chicago and bordered by: Cook County, Illinois * DuPage County, Illinois * Kendall County, Illinois * Grundy County, Illinois * Kankakee County, Illinois * and Lake County, Indiana * (click on highlighted county names for a complete description)
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