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Ogee's Ferry records

 Collection — Box: 63
Identifier: MS-SC1118

Scope and Contents

Photocopies and typed transcript of the legislative record re: establishment of Ogee's Ferry. Correspondence of Frank E. Stevens regarding the circumstances of giving this land to Madeline in order to maintain the ferry. Includes letters from several officials at the Dept. of Interior, Office of Indian Affairs, one letter from Senator Lawrence Y. Sherman and one letter from Ernest East discussing and denying a claim that Joseph was a "drunkard."


  • Created: 1829 - 1938


Biographical / Historical

Joseph Ogee was a Canadian who established a ferry on the Rock River in Lee County, Ill. near what is now the town of Dixon, and was married to Pottawatomie woman, Madeline. The various tribes were fond of Ogee and when discussing terms for land treaties they wanted to be sure the land for his ferry was left with him. The Treaty of Prairie du Chien, grants the land to Madeline.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear inches)) : 12 items

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