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Welcome to
Fayette County, Iowa
History & Genealogy

The History of Fayette County, Iowa
containing
A History of the County, its Cities, Towns, & c.
A Biographical Directory of its Citizens, War Record of its
Volunteers in the late Rebellion, General and Local Statistics,
Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men,
History of the Northwest, History of Iowa,
Map of Fayette County, Constitution of the United States
Miscellaneous Matters, &c.
- ILLUSTRATED -
CHICAGO:
Western Historical Company
Successors to H. F. Kett & Co.
1878

PREFACE

CONTENTS

HISTORICAL

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History Northwest Territory 19
- Geographical Position 19
- Early Explorations 20
- Disvcovery of the Ohio 33
- English Explorations and Settlements 35
- American Settlements 60
- Division of the Northwest Territory 66
- Tecumseh and the War of 1812 70
- Black Hawk and the Black Hawk War 74
-Other Indian Troubles 79
- Present Condition of the Northwest 88
- Chicago 95
- Illinois 240
- Iowa 243
- Michigan 244
- Wisconsin 245
- Minnesota 247
- Nebraska 248
History of Iowa:  
- Geographical Situation 109
- Topography 109
- Drainage System 110
- Rivers 111
- Lakes 118
- Springs 119
- Prairies 120
- Geology 120
- Climatology 137
- Discovery and Occupation 139
- Territory 147
- Indians 147
- Pike's Expedition 151
- Indian Wars 152
- Black Hawk War 157
- Indian Purchase, Reserves and Treaties 159
- Spanish Grants 163
- Half-Breed Tract 164
 - Early Settlements 166
- Territorial History 173
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History of Iowa:  
- Boundary Question 177
- Stats Organization 181
- Growth and Progress 185
- Agricultural College and Farm 186
- State Historical Society 193
- State Historical Society 193
- Penitentiaries 194
- Insane Hospitals 195
- College for the Blind 197
- Deaf and Dumb Institution 199
- Soldiers' Orphans' Homes 199
- State Normal School 201
- Asylum for Feeble Minded Children 201
- Reform School 202
- Fish Hatching Establishment 203
- Public Lands 204
- Public Schools 218
- Political Record 223
- War Record 229
- Number Volunteers 233
- Number Casualties - Officers 234
- Number Casualties - Enlisted Men 236
- Population 238
- Agricultural Statistics 274
History of Fayette County from early settlement to present time 307
- early settlement to present time 307
- War History 428
- War Record 428
- County Poor Farm 445
- County Officers 1850-1878 448
- Township Officers, 1878 449
- Post Office and Postmasters 450
- Railroads 453
- Press 456
- Historical and Pioneer Associations 460
  Agricultural Society and Mechanics' Institute 467
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History of Fayette County:  
- Creameries & Cheese Factories 468
- Fine Stock Breeders' Association 470
- Medical Society 470
- Home Insurance Company 471
- Educational 472
- Miscellaneous 481
- Patrons of Husbandry 485
- Fire Insurance 485
- Life Insurance 486
- Abstract Assessment 573
- Vote of 1876 304
- Property Statement 574
History of Towns:  
- West Union 487
- Westfield and Fayette 607
- Lima 608
- Albany 506
- Westfield Township 516
- Elgin and Lutra 521
- Clermont 527
- Eldorado 531
- Alburn 534
- Eden Township 537
- Windsor Township 539
- Bethel Township 540
- Banks Township 541
- Fairfield Township 544
- Brush Creek 546
- Taylorsville 550
- Randalia 551
- Center Township 552
- Wadeus 554
- Smithfield Township 558
- Harlan Townshp 560
- Fremont Township 563
- Oelwein 565
- Otsego 568
- Jefferson Township 669
- Oran Township 570
- Putnam Township 571


ILLUSTRATIONS

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Mouth of the Mississippi 21
Source of the Mississippi 21
Wild Prairie 23
La Salle Landing on the Shore of Green Bay 25
Buffalo Hunt 27
Trapping 29
Hunting 32
Iroquois Chief 34
Pontiac, the Ottawa Chieftain 43
Indians Attacking Frontiersmen 56
A Prairie Storm 59
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A Pioneer Dwelling 61
Breaking Prairie 63
Tecomseh, the Shawanee Chieftain 69
Indians Attacking a Stockade 72
Black Hawk, the Sac Chieftain 75
Big Eagle 80
Captain Jack, the Modoc Chieftain 83
Kinzie House 85
A Representative Pioneer 86
Lincoln Monument 87
A Pioneer School House  
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Pioneers' First Winter 94
Great Iron Bridge of C., R. I. & P. R. R., Crossing the Mississippi at Davenport, Iowa 91
Chicago in 1833 95
Old Fort Dearborn, 1830 98
Present Site Lake Street Bridge, Chicago, 1833 98
Ruins of Chicago 104
View of the City of Chicago 106
Hunting Prairie Wolves 249


LITHOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS

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Hale, Samuel 555
Hoagland, Hiram 457
Hensley, A. J. 703
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Hillsinger, L. D. 423
Morse, B. 339
McClintock, W. 373
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Probasco, A. 637
Rogers, Jacob W. 303
Talmadge, C. H. 489


FAYETTE COUNTY VOLUNTEERS

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Infantry:  
- Third 428
- Ninth 430
- Twelfth 432
- Eighteenth 433
- Twenty-first 434
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Infantry:  
- Thirty-seventh 434
- Thirty-eighth & Thirty-fourth 434
- Forth-sixth 439
- Miscellaneous 439
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Cavalry:  
- First 440
- Sixth 440
- Seventh 441
- Ninth 442
- Miscellaneous 442


BIOGRAPHICAL TOWNSHIP DIRECTORY

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Auburn 748
Bethel 658
Banks 601
Clermont 732
Center 712
Dover 672
Eden 623
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Fayette 701
Fremont 742
Fairfield 605
Harlan 596
Illyris 635
Jefferson 643
Oran 665
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Pleasant Valley 718
Putnam 616
Smithfield 679
Scott 662
Windsor 692
West Union 575
Westfield 686


ABSTRACT OF IOWA STATE LAWS.

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Adoption of Children 287
Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes 275
Commercial Terms 289
Capital Punishment 282
Charitable, Scientific and Religous Associations 300
Descent 275
Damages from Trespass 284
Exemptions from Execution 282
Estrays 283
Forms:  
- Articles of Agreement 291
- Bills of Sale 292
- Bond for Deed 299
- Bills of Purchase 290
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Forms:  
- Chattel Mortgage 298
- Confession of Judgment 290
- Lesse 296
- Mortgages 294
- Notice to Quit 293
- Notes 290. 297
- Orders 290
- Quit Claim Deed 299
- Receipts 290
- Wills and Codicils 293
- Warranty Deed 298
Fences 284
Interest 275
Intoxicating Liquors 301
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Jurisdiction of Courts 281
Jurors 281
Limitation of Actions 281
Landlord and Tenant 288
Married Women 282
Marks and Brands 284
Mechanics' Liens 285
Roads and Bridges 286
Surveyors and Surveys 287
Suggestions to Persons Purchasing Books by Subscription 303
Support of Poor 287
Taxes 277
Wills and Estates 276
Weights and Measures 289
Wolf Scalps 284


MISCELLANEOUS

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Map of Fayette County Front
Constitution of United States 250
Vote for President and Vice President 264
Practical Rules for Every-Day Use 265
United States Government Land Measure 268
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Surveyor's Measure 269
How to Keep Accounts 269
Interest Table 270
Miscellaneous Table 270
Names of the States of the Union and their Significations 271
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Population of the United States 272
Population of Fifty Principal Cities of the United States 272
Population and Area of the United States 273
Population of the Principal Countries of the World 273

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