EARLY SETTLEMENTS


Following are the older of the smaller Swedish settlements of which the time of first settlement is positively known :

Settlement County Founded

Lafayette .......... Stark .......................................... 1846

Henderson Grove. .Knox .......................................... 1849

Beaver, ............ Iroquois .............................. .......... 1853

Pecatonica ......... Winnebago .................................... 1854

Avon .............. Fulton ......................................... 1854

Toulon ............. Stark .......................................... 1855

\Vyanet ........... Bureau ....................................... 1855

New Windsor ...... Mercer. ....................................... 1859

New Boston, ....... Mercer ...................................... 1859

Following are the smaller Swedish settlements of more recent date, the year of first settlement being definitely known :

Settlement County Founded

Coal Valley ....... Rock Island .................................... 1863

Farmersville ..... McLean ........................................ 1863

Bloomington ...... McLean ...................................... 1865

Woodhull ......... Henry ......................................... 1865

Aledo ............. Mercer ........................................ 1 866

Roseville .......... Warren ...................................... 1867

Nekoma ........... Henry .......................... ............ .... 1867

Evanston .......... Cook ........................................... 1868

Lockport ........... Will ........................................... 1768

Danville ........... Vermillion ..................................... 1869

Ophiem ............ Henry ............... .......................... 1870

Lynn ............. Henry ......................................... 1870

Osco ................ Henry ......................................... 1870

Cambridge ......... Henry ......................................... 1870

Donovan ........... Iroquois ....................................... 1872

Earlier Swedish settlements where the year of founding is doubt­ ful are :

Elgin Kane County ............................................. 1852

Aurora, Kane County ............................................. 1 857

More recent Swedish settlements of doubtful date are as follows:

Settlement County Founded

Neoga .......... Cumberland ..................................... 1862

Varna ............ Marshall ......................................... 1868

Joliet ............ Will ............................................. 1870

Biggsville .......Henderson ..................................... 1872

Lemont .......... Cook .......................................... 1872

Kirkland, ........ DeKalb .......................................... 1872

Highwood ........ Lake ............................................ 1874

New Bedford ..... Bureau .......................................... 1874

Rankin ........... Ford ............................................ 1875

Port Byron ....... Rock Island ................................... 1875

Prophetstown ..... Whiteside ....................................... 1875

Morrison .......... Whiteside ....................................... 1875

Oregon ............ Ogle ........................................... 1876

Settlement County Founded

Sibley ...................... Ford ...................................................................................... 1879

Gibson City ............ Ford .......................................................................................... 1881

Peoria, ..................... Peoria ................................................................................... 1883

Streator .................... La Salle ................................................................................ 1884

Putnam. ................... Putnam .................................................................................... 1885

La Grange ................ Cook .................................................................................... 1887

Clarence .................. Ford ..................................................................................... 1887

Morris ...................... Grundy ................................................................................ 1889

Gladstone ................ Henderson ......................................................................... 1889

Canton ................... Fulton ..................................................................................... 1890

Stronghurst ............. Henderson ............................................................................. 1892

Waukegan ................ Lake ........................................................................................ 1892

Wenona ................... Marshall ............................................................................. 1892

Lily Lake ............... Kane ....................................................................................... 1894

Belvidere .................. Boone. ................................................................................ 1894

Cable ......................... Mercer ................................................................................... 1895

U'tica ....................... Fulton ................................................................................ 1900

Granville .................... Putnam .................................................................................. 1902

Sandwich .................. DeKalb ................................... ............................................ 1904

Beyond this individual Swedes with or without families are to be found in almost every part of the state.