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Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

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  • Jannes Schaaphok (1871 - 1911)
    Residence : 6702 Carpenter St. 32nd Ward, Chicago, Cook, Illinois** Reference: FamilySearch Family Tree - SmartCopy : Jan 27 2024, 7:51:35 UTC * Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Feb 25 ...
  • Frederika Kremer (1856 - 1918)
  • Hendrik Kremer (1846 - 1917)
  • Grietje Houwing (1838 - 1897)
    Marriage on December 14, 1861 in 't Zandt (Netherlands) Mother of groom Kornelske Klasen Heun, werkvrouw by profession Groom Jan Heun, born in Uithuizermeeden, 22 years old, boerenknecht by profession ...
  • Jan / John Felthouse (1861 - 1939)
    Southtown Economist - March 22, 1939, Chicago, Illinois FELTHOUSE — John Felthouse, husband of the late Mrs. Ida Felthouse, father of Jacob, Henry Felthouse, Mrs Anna Strating, Mrs. Nellie Miller, Mrs...

This project is for those who were born, lived or died in Chicago, Illinois.

This project is in the Cook County, Illinois project.

The name "Chicago" is derived from a French rendering of the Native American word shikaakwa, known to botanists as Allium tricoccum, from the Miami-Illinois language. The first known reference to the site of the current city of Chicago as "Checagou" was by Robert de LaSalle around 1679 in a memoir.

In the mid-18th century, the area was inhabited by a Native American tribe known as the Potawatomi, who had taken the place of the Miami and Sauk and Fox peoples. The first known non-indigenous permanent settler in Chicago was Jean Baptiste Point du Sable. Du Sable was of African and French descent and arrived in the 1780s. He is commonly known as the "Founder of Chicago”.

On August 12, 1833, the Town of Chicago was organized with a population of about 200. Within seven years it grew to more than 4,000 people. On June 15, 1835, the first public land sales began with Edmund Dick Taylor as U.S. Receiver of Public Monies. The City of Chicago was incorporated on Saturday, March 4, 1837 and for several decades was the world's fastest growing city.

Geni Projects in the City of Chicago




Please see Education in Illinois for other educational institutions in Illinois.


Please see the Geni projects page for Chicago Catholic Cemeteries.


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