Bishop Hill Burial Records 2011
Compiled by the Bishop Hill Old Settlers’ Association in coordination with the Henry County Genealogical Society
This is a complete listing of all of the burials at the Bishop Hill cemetery from 1850 to present.
This collection of delicious recipes from Bishop Hill residents and descendants of the original colonists is sure to delight your taste buds and satisfy your craving for something Swedish!
Bishop Hill Official Walking Tour Guide
This softcover guidebook includes pictures and descriptions of each of the original colony buildings. It also includes a map.
Bishop Hill Swedish-American Showcase: History of the Bishop Hill Colony
Author: George Swank
This softcover, 8 ½ x11 inch book has many interesting articles regarding colony buildings and the colonists themselves, as well as present day happenings. A must read for Bishop Hill history. 72 pages.
Faces of Utopia: A Bishop Hill Family Album
Author: Nancy Lindberg Pinzke
A wonderful pictorial history of many of the original colonists and their descendants.
This audio CD is a compilation of music from the past three Midwest Folklife Festivals (2006, 2010, 2012) held in Bishop Hill. It features folk music from different cultures around the world – a great gift idea!
FINALLY! A full color, hardbound book featuring many of the paintings of Olof Krans – “The Painter of Bishop Hill.” Copyright 2014 – The Peoria Riverfront Museum.
The Ballad of Bishop Hill
Author: Julie McDonald
Price: $8.00 (originally $14.50) – FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!
This novel travels between three distinct voices as it chronicles the Janssonists flight from Sweden and their struggles in their new home on the prairie. An enthralling tale! 292 pages.
This softcover book by Dr. Nancy Frakes details the emigration of Eric Janson and his followers from Sweden to their “Utopia on the Prairie”. It also contains many pages of Bishop Hill trivia, as well as facts about Sweden and many useful “handout” pages for teachers. 63 pages.
The Story of Bishop Hill: Over Land, by River and on the Erie Canal CD-ROM
Author: Nancy Frakes, Ph.D.
This CD is a companion piece to the book of the same name. It is a valuable tool designed for teachers who can use the Thematic Units in their classrooms to teach students about how the Bishop Hill pioneers survived and built a new community from the ground up.
With Affection, Marten
Author: Richard K. Hofstrand
This work of fiction is a collection of letters from a Swedish immigrant named Marten that chronicle his struggles and triumphs homesteading on the prairie.307 pages.