Before township organization, the entire territory of the township was called " Brookville," and the settlement of that name, on the western county line, was of much promise. It was settled by Samuel Herb, who built a grist mill on Elkhorn Creek, which is still continued by his son Isaac. Mr. Herb also opened an extensive country store; this was continued for some years by his sons Samuel and Isaac. The postoffice was established there before 1850, and is now continued at one of the Brookville stores.
The Chambers' claim, referred to in the general history, was in the vicinity of Brookville.


History of Ogle County-1878


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