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Germanville Township History
Livingston County, Illinois

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(Transcribed by: Teri Moncelle Colglazier)


Although having no towns or villages, Germanville Township, in the southeast corner of the county, is a thriving locality of farms which are as productive as any in Livingston County. At the present time, the township has a population of 262. It derived its name from an early influx of German-Amish immigrants, who broke the prairie sod and laid out farms and built roads. First settler of the township, however, was Thomas Y. Brown, who came in 1855 from New York state. Among the first German immigrants to arrive here were Nicholas Fraoeb and P. Goembel, both of whom came in the fall of 1856 from the Black Forest country of Germany. A later resident of the township was Samuel T. Fosdick, a leading county lawyer and state senator.

[This is Livingston County, Illinois - by John Drury - Published by - The Loree Company - 3094 Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago 18, Illinois (1955)]


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