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Subject: [COOK-CO-IL] Immigrants and the Great Chicago Fire 1871
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 17:31:27 -0500 (EST)

I have found several family members who immigrated to Chicago before 1871. In all cases, it looks like the wives and children (in at least two of the cases, the wife was pregnant) returned to Europe. Subsequently, they returned to Chicago with their child/children about 1875. Has anyone else run into this situation? Did it take that long for Chicago to return to some semblance of a suitable place to live?


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