History of Andover, Henry County, Illinois, USA

Founding

First Community in Henry County, Illinois
founded in 1835 by Rev. Ithamar Pillsbury, a Presbyterian Minister
patterned after New Haven, Connecticut as founder envisioned a seat of learning, religion, and commerce.

English Settlers

English pioneers had mill on Edwards River

Swedish Settlers

Sven Nelson, a Swedish seaman, settled in Andover in 1840
Other Swedes followed
Andover is rich in Religious History of Swedes in the United States

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