Winnebago Indian Tribe, Winnebago County – 1941 article

Source:  Rockford Streamlined, by Rockford Chamber of Commerce, 1941, page 66

Winnebago Indians

first met by Jesuits in Green Bay, WI belonged to Dakota or Sioux nation ceded land of Illinois to U.S.,  Sacs (Keokuk) ceded Illinois and moved to Iowa

Source: Past and Present of the City of Rockford and Winnebago County 977.33 C471p

location boiled maple sap east of Five Forks cabin

Rockordiana – Historic Houses and Landmarks – 1 & Rockford Morning Star 2/2/1899

 

Winnebago County History

History 1600’s – first was part of Virginia

History 1700’s – French were first European settlers in county. French explorer, Robert de La Salle, rename country Louisiana

History 1763 – Treaty of Paris 1763  gave land East of Mississippi River to Great Britain

History 1778 – Colonel George Rogers Clark attacked  military posts in Kaskaski, Cahokia and Vincennes. The territory reorganized into Illinois.

History 1783 – The Treaty of Paris 1783 gave Illinois to Great Britain

History 1787 – History 1787 Congressional Ordinance – Ohio River to Mississippi be 3 – 5 States

History 1800  Act of Congress in 1800, Northwest Territory would equal Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin

History 1809 – was organized the territory of Illinois and  Kaskaskia became seat of Illinois government

History 1812 – Illinois was advanced to the second grade of territorial government

History 1818 – admitted to Union as a State named for Winnebago Indians, but were not prominent in Indian history

Source: Past and Present of the City of Rockford and Winnebago County 977.33 C471p

Winnebago means “fish eaters”

Source: Sinnissippi Saga 977.33 M31

first settler of European decent : Stephen Mack

Source: Past and Present of the City of Rockford and Winnebago County 977.33 C471p

first settler of East Rockford: Daniel Shaw Haight

Source: Past and Present of the City of Rockford and Winnebago County  977.33 C471p

Illinois State Legislature provided for organization of Winnebago County on January 16, 1836, formed from JoDaviess & LaSalle Counties originally included all of Boone County and part of Stephenson County. On March 4,1837  Illinois State Legislature provided creation of Boone & Stephenson Counties

Source: The pioneers of Winnebago and Boone Counties, Illinois, who came before 1841 R 929.377331 R883p

wanted to secede to Wisconsin between 1818 and 1845

Source: Nuggets of History Summer 1987

 

Camp Fuller history                –        National Ave. history

Camp Fuller history – National Ave. history

Camp Fuller - A

Camp Fuller - B

Camp Fuller - C

Source: “National Avenue; Early History, History of Camp Fuller; Prominent Residents”  published 1974

 

Catherine Myott – first land sale

Catherine Myott

Originally received her land by a treaty at Prairie du Chien

The treaty was between the US government and the Winnebago Indians

Eventually, the first land sale in Winnebago County was from Catherine Myott to Nicholas Boilvin, 637 acres

 

Source:  Pioneers of Winnebago and Boone Counties  929.377331  R883p, page iii