People

Gil Belles: Founder and Advocate As the community mourns the passing of Gil Belles, the Western Illinois Museum joins our voice in recognizing the far...

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Gil Belles

John Moon John Moon was born in Macomb, Illinois, on April 3, 1916. He grew up on West Fisk Street with his parents, four brothers, and five sisters. ...

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John Moon

The town of Macomb, Illinois, is named after General Alexander Macomb (April 3, 1782 – June 25, 1841). Who was this General? Alexander Macomb was bo...

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Alexander Macomb

Joseph Pech was born in 1827, and was an Austrian who learned the pottery trade in Vienna.  He immigrated to America in 1852 and settled in Maniowoc,...

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Joseph Pech

Charles Vilasco Chandler helped develop Macomb in the 19th century. In fact, Chandler acquired land in town to develop a park and in 1879 he gave the ...

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C. V. Chandler