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City of Nokomis Illinois History
With the building of the Alton & Terre Haute Railroad, Nokomis came into existence. T. C. Huggins of Bunker Hill came here, and with his keen prescience and foresight saw that the rich soil of the section was sure to attract settlers and business would result from their coming, so proceeded to lay out the site for a town. This was seventeen years before the township was set off and named for the town which by that time had attained to considerable growth. On March 9, 1867, the village was incorp
History of Nokomis Illinois Free Press-Gazette
The Free Press-Gazette found its origin in the consolidation of the Free Press and the Gazette. The Gazette was established in 1871 by Picket & White, who received a bonus of $500 from the citizens at the time.
St. Louis Catholic Church Nokomis Illinois
The history of St. Louis church, Nokomis, dates back to the year 1859 when Father Colton of Litchfield began coming to Nokomis occasionally to take care of the few Catholics then living here. This was three years after the Post office had been established here upon completion of the railroad. Until 1867 irregular religious services were held in private houses, most frequently at the home of Thomas Tuohy who was foreman of the section and who kept a boarding house for the section men which stood
Nokomis Illinois Lutheran Church
The history of St. Pauls Lutheran Church has its roots in the German settlers that started to come to Nokomis Prairie in 1865. They soon felt the need of having regular Sunday School and divine services. From 1870 to 1872 services were conducted by Doctor Swaney, a retired clergyman, the Rev. Eisenbach, Mt. Olive, and students of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
Early History of Nokomis Illinois
Up to the beginning of the nineteenth century little progress was made in extending the frontier beyond a small strip on the eastern seaboard. There were a few venturesome souls who pushed west and brought back glowing accounts of the possibilities of the regions lying in the valley of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. In 1763 a settlement was made by the French at Cahokia and another at Kaskaskia; these two were the beginning of what was to become Illinois.
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