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The Story of Richmond, IL, Settler William McConnell

  • 16 Oct 2021
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Webinar


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Settling Northern Illinois: Richmond's Pioneer William A. McConnell

by Michelle Wilson and Rommy Lopat  

William McConnell was Richmond’s first settler when he arrived in 1837. This is the story of how northern Illinois developed and how we researched McConnell’s life to create the 200 page coffee-table-style book “Montelona Farm” about McConnell, Richmond, and the settlement of northern Illinois. 

Speakers: Rommy Lopat is a longtime northern Illinois resident, garden writer and house historian. She is the current owner and loving custodian of McConnell’s 1852 home. Michelle Bray Wilson is a CAGGNI past president and co-founder of CAGGNI’s DNA special interest group.

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