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  • Nauvoo, Illinois

    Please profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. Official Website History The area of Nauvoo was first called Quashquema, named in honor of the Native American chief who headed a Sauk and Fox settlement numbering nearly 500 lodges. By 1827, white settlers had built cabins in the area. By 1829 this area of Hancock County had grown sufficiently so t...

  • Illinois Mormon War

    After Joseph Smith's assassination, the agitation against Mormons continued. The conflict escalated into what has sometimes been called the " Mormon War in Illinois ." Opponents of the Mormons in Warsaw and Carthage began to agitate for the expulsion from Illinois of the Latter Day Saints. In October 1844, a great gathering was announced in Warsaw. Although it was purported to be a "wolf hunt,"...