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Peoria, Illinois, USA

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Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, USA

Established in 1691 by the French explorer Henri de Tonti, Peoria is the oldest European settlement in Illinois, and is named after the Peoria tribe...wikipedia


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Peoria, Illinois, USA - The Genuine Dr. C. McLane's Liver Pills
for sale by
W. R. Peck
Chemist & Druggist
203 S. Madison St.
Peoria, Ill.
Peoria, Illinois, USA

The Genuine Dr. C. McLane's Liver Pills
for sale by
W. R. Peck
Chemist & Druggist
203 S. Madison St.
Peoria, Ill.
Peoria, Illinois, USA - Rhea, Smalley & Co.,
Wholesale Dealers in All Kinds of Farm Machinery
226 S. Washington and 120 Liberty Sts., Peoria, Ill.
Peoria, Illinois, USA

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Wholesale Dealers in All Kinds of Farm Machinery
226 S. Washington and 120 Liberty Sts., Peoria, Ill.

Peoria, Illinois, USA - Yellow Dock Root
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Peoria, Illinois, USA

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Peoria, Illinois, USA - It Bears the Brunt of Wash-Day work
The Peoria Washer
Clark, Quien & Morse
401 Commercial Street
Peoria, Ill.

The Ladies' Home Journal
May 1898
Peoria, Illinois, USA

It Bears the Brunt of Wash-Day work
The Peoria Washer
Clark, Quien & Morse
401 Commercial Street
Peoria, Ill.

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Peoria, Illinois, USA - Lake, South Park, Peoria, Ill.
Peoria, Illinois, USA

Lake, South Park, Peoria, Ill.
Peoria, Illinois, USA - McKinley Bridge, Peoria, Ill.
Peoria, Illinois, USA

McKinley Bridge, Peoria, Ill.
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1680 - Fort Crevecoeur (Peoria) founded
First European settlement in Illinois.
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1813 - Fort Crevecoeur (Peoria) renamed Fort Clark

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1823 - Fort Clark (Peoria) renamed Peoria

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1830 - December 29 - A very heavy snowstorm ushered in the "winter of the deep snow." The storm produced 30 inches of snow at Peoria IL and 36 inches at Kansas City MO.

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News  1903 - EXPLOSION IN BIG PEORIA DISTILLERY KILLS FOUR, HURTS FIVE. ENTIRE NORTH WALL BLOWN DOWN, BUT FIRE FORTUNATELY IS AVERTED. TWO MEN STILL MISSING.
OF THOSE RESCUED ALIVE FROM RUINS, TWO DIE ON THE WAY TO COTTAGE HOSPITAL - HOW ACCIDENT...Read MORE...

1906
Peoria, a city, the capital of Peoria co., Ill., is pleasantly situated on the W. bank of the...Read MORE...

News  1909 - THREE KILLED IN NORTHWESTERN WRECK.
Peoria, Ill., Jan. 16. - Two extra freight trains on the Chicago and Northwestern collided head-on...Read MORE...

News  1912 - TWENTY BRADLEY STUDENTS HURT. WHEN FLOOR COLLAPSES WHILE ON AN INSPECTION TRIP THROUGH DISTILLERY.
Peoria, April 13. - A score of students of the Bradley Polytechnic institute were injured, twelve...Read MORE...

News  1929 - THREE MISSING IN PEORIA FIRE. WATCHMAN AND TWO FIREMEN BELIEVED DEAD IN RUINS OF PEORIA MARKET.
Peoria, Ill. - (AP) - Fire destroyed the Peoria Market, a four-story brick building in the heart of ...Read MORE...

News  1935 - EXPLOSION AT DISTILLERY TAKES LIFE OF ONE MAN.
Peoria, Ill. - (AP) - The ruins cooled, workmen Wednesday sought to extricate the body of JOHN...Read MORE...

1953 - February 1 - WEEK TV channel 25 in Peoria, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


adams
flag  Rose ADAMS (, Peoria, Illinois, USA - , Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA) gravestone

Berg
flag  Charles F. BERG (1 August 1875, Peoria, Illinois, USA - 26 February 1911, Phoenix, Arizona, USA)

De Rolf
flag  Jessie May DE ROLF (23 June 1861, Peoria, Illinois, USA - 23 March 1927, Hollywood, Florida, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Theinert
immigrant   Julius THEINERT (20 November 1864, Bohemia (Czech Silesia?) - 28 October 1936, Peoria, Illinois, USA) gravestone

Truesdell
flag  Rosina Sylvena TRUESDELL (20 May 1841, Conway, Massachusetts, USA - 16 January 1887, Peoria, Illinois, USA)
 

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Cemeteries in Peoria, Illinois, USA

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