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Kewanee, Il – Circa 1854

Kewanee, a city of Henry County in northwestern Illinois, lies about 45 miles northwest of Peoria, Illinois. The town became a prairie boom town along the railroad tracks in 1854. In 1856 those tracks were appropriated by the Chicago, Burlington … Continue reading

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Something is Amiss

Nathaniel, Milford’s son, apparently applied for something called Equalized Compensation. The document asks for the nearest relative. He lists his mother, saying his father is deceased. The application was received and dated on February 26, 1921. But Milford was alive. … Continue reading

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It’s a Journey

I’ve imagined this site to be a display of family history, more or less, but I’ve realized that it should be a journey. What I mean by that is that I can’t see the site as ever being complete. It … Continue reading

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Back in Time

As I begin this site, I realize that I am connected with the generations before. There is a strange fascination that I’ve discovered with those that have gone before. I have some questions. What kind of man was my grandfather? … Continue reading

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