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    Default Bernadotte Illinois

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    : i am currently compiling a history of Bernadotte and the surrounding area of Fulton county.. if anyone has any info please contact me as my ancestors help found the town in the 1840's and info would be appreciated. there isn't much left of the place except ruins of Camp Ellis and an old mill...the town is part of the Spoon River Drive..thank you.




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    Default Re: Bernadotte Illinois

    Originally posted by Don Barnett

    : : i am currently compiling a history of Bernadotte and the surrounding area of Fulton county.. if anyone has any info please contact me as my ancestors help found the town in the 1840's and info would be appreciated. there isn't much left of the place except ruins of Camp Ellis and an old mill...the town is part of the Spoon River Drive..thank you.


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    Default Re: Bernadotte Illinois

    Originally posted by Don Barnett

    : : I have a lot of information about Bernadotte, Illinois. I've have been resesrching it for years. My data goes back to its earliest beginning to the destruction of the town for building Camp Ellis. I am willing to share this or answer your questions as best I can.


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    Default Re: Bernadotte Illinois camp ellis

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    : do you have any information on the impact on the loacal area from camp ellis


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    My ancestor, Stephen Bless (Bliss) was one of the early settlers of Bernadotte. I would be interested in learing any new information about his family. There is so little available.
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    The town was founded in 1826 by a William Walters, he bought the land from the Indians for 50 deer skins, this information is in a book called "The Story of Camp Ellis". William Walters was a relative of my family.

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    I came across Bernadotte while reading Edgar Lee Masters' The Sangamon. Masters says the area around B. "was always noted for its lawless roughs, who got into the courts for assaults and murders." Could someone please tell me what crimes he is thinking of, or refer me to a printed source? I'm interested in rural violence in the 19th century. My Illinois research has so far been restricted to Hancock and Mason Counties. This is my first venture into Fulton Co. I have read Beverly A. Smith's MURDER IN A RURAL SETTING: LOGAN COUNTY HOMICIDES 1865-1900 but she stays in Logan Co. Many thanks.

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    Default Bernadotte

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghosttowns.com View Post
    Originally posted by Don Barnett

    : : I have a lot of information about Bernadotte, Illinois. I've have been resesrching it for years. My data goes back to its earliest beginning to the destruction of the town for building Camp Ellis. I am willing to share this or answer your questions as best I can.
    Hi there; I'm traveling down to the Benadotte area this week to photograph Camp Ellis and the surrounding area for my history blog, Off the Beaten Path in Illinois. I'd love to get some background information on the area, what it was like before, during, and after the War.

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    I'll be visiting Bernadotte soon too! I hope something spooky happens!

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    Nothing much about Bernadotte, here's what wikipedia has to say:

    "Bernadotte is named for the French Marshal who later became King of Sweden. The town was first settled in 1826 and was known as Fulton. Bernadotte was a milling site for grist and saw milling.
    The two noted landmarks at Bernadotte are the dam, the only dam on Spoon River, and the iron bridge which was constructed in 1915 replacing the old wood covered bridge which had served many years as a crossing over Spoon River and along the Underground Railroad in Illinois.[2]
    Bernadotte has the distinction of having once been considered as the site for the capital of Illinois, prior to the capital being located at Vandalia in 1820. Vandalia was selected over Bernadotte by the difference of one vote in the state legislature.
    Until the early 1940s, Bernadotte had a population of about four hundred people when it was razed, with the exception of one building, to become part of the Camp Ellis prisoner of war and training camp during World War II. The population of Bernadotte is well under one hundred persons and was not recorded on the 2000 U.S. Census."

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