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Green Garden Township, Illinois One Place Study

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One Place Study

This profile is part of the Green Garden Township, Illinois One Place Study.

This One Place Study is an attempt to research everyone that has lived in Green Garden Township, Illinois.



Green Garden Township formed in 1853. [1] Previous to that, the area was part of Trenton Township and Manhattan / Carey. [1]

Michael F. Sanders

The earliest settlers in the northwest part of Green Garden Township came from New York and Vermont. [2] [3] Michael Francis Sanders "the Squire" was the first in this area, arriving in 1847. [2] G. M. Green "the Deacon" arrived around the same time. [4] Soon after, other families from Vermont followed. [4] These include Rev. James Hudson, Daniel Haradon, David McClay and Hiram Twining. [4] Next were the Bailey family from New York, and Bemiss family from Michigan. [4]

Around the same time, Germans started settling into the southeast of the area. [3] The first German was probably John T. Luehrs, who arrived in about 1848. [3] Other early Germans were the Dierks family (cousins of John Luehrs) and the Strassen family, who both arrived in about 1851. [3]


To see a list of people who appear in Green Garden Township records, see Category:Green Garden Township, Illinois.



Christian Church

The first Christian Church was organized in 1847. [5] The building for the church was erected on 4 July 1861. [5]

German Baptist Society

The German Baptist Society was formed around 1855. [5] The building was erected about 1861. [5]

St. Peter's German Evangelical Lutheran Church

St. Peter's German Evangelical Lutheran Church was organized in 1863. [6] The building was erected in 1867. [6] A new building was erected [four years ago]. [6]

German Methodist Church

In 1871, a German Methodist Church was erected. [6]



Genealogical Records

Other Links


  1. 1.0 1.1 The History of Will County, Illinois (Chicago: Wm. Le Baron, Jr. & Co., 1878), 583.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The History of Will County, Illinois, 585.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 The History of Will County, Illinois, 587.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 The History of Will County, Illinois, 586.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 The History of Will County, Illinois, 589.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 The History of Will County, Illinois, 590.

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