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Kaneville

 

Kaneville Township

Avon - Rees

Lone Grove, Underwood & Troxel

Kane County, Illinois

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Residents of the area had ask the township be named "Royalton".  But "Long John" WENTWORTH, an Illinois Congressman in 1848, named it, Kaneville, realizing another community of Royalton already existed.  Kaneville was named to honor Elias Kent Kane for whom the County of Kane is named.

 

Kaneville and the surrounding area was primarily prairie land when the early settlers arrived.  Settlers preferred lands with forest as they were accustomed to in the eastern states.  It took some time for them to realize the value of the rich prairie soil.

 

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Biographies - Info - People

 

Kames, Donald - motorcycle safety - Elburn Herald

Schneider, John & Lena - Elburn Herald article

Yarnal, Edward - Elburn Herald article

Yarnal, Alice (Wohrer) - Teacher, Author, Insurance, Rock collector, Historian & more -                                                                                                         Elburn Herald article

 

Places

Benton House - 1844 residence - Elburn Herald article

Needham Blacksmith Shop

 

Obits

Kenneth DAVIS - Elburn Herald

Evelyn (Steinbeck) JOHNSON - preservationist - Elburn Herald

Clare LAKIN - Elburn Herald

Eliphalet S. MORRON - a letter, 2 pp.,  from Kaneville, IL, to Chauncey Pomeroy, Sr. (1801-1861), dated 11 March 1861, in which Morron writes of his fear that there might be foul play during President-elect Lincolnís inauguration and discusses the problems of the grain farmer in Illinois  - Civil War Manuscripts Project of the Connecticut Historical Society

George NEEDHAM - Elburn Herald

Clara Leona Willis - Elburn Herald

 

 

Schools

History of District 302 & One Room Schools  - Kaneville - Elburn Herald

 

 

Museums & Historical Societies

Kaneville Historical Society Museum

Kaneville Historical Society

 

Publications

150 Years of Kaneville History by Alice Yarnal

 

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