The Fox River Settlement Revisited : The Illinois Milieu of the First Norwegian Converts to Mormonism in the Early 1840s
BYU Family Historian
This article gives a glimpse into the lives of Norwegian settlers in the Fox River Settlement in Illinois. It discusses the daily realities of climate, soil conditions, wildlife, farming practices, medical care, and household living. It also discusses the experiences of some of the first Norwegian converts to Mormonism, and their relationship with the LDS Church as a body. It also discusses land claiming and holding practices of the time, and specifically addresses the matter of a temple lot purchased by LDS Church authorities in the area.