Beaver Island

settlement #482339

created 2015-08-17 by daniel m. kelty
entity type: Village
assertion #3732188 by daniel m. kelty on 2015-08-17: confidence 0%.
name: Beaver Island
assertion #3732185 by daniel m. kelty on 2015-08-17: confidence 0%.
started: 1849
assertion #3732184 by daniel m. kelty on 2015-08-17: confidence 100%. interviews with Bill Shephard of the Strangite church
ended: 5 Jul 1856
assertion #3746184 by daniel m. kelty on 2017-04-12: confidence 100%. interviews with Bill Shephard of the Strangite church
description: In 1848 James Strang began investigating the island for removal of the members from Voree. Their intent was to found a kingdom in the islands of Lake Michigan. Strang claimed to be the legitimate head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, he founded a colony with 2,500 followers on Beaver Island, at the head of Lake Michigan. (Burgess, Charles O.). On July 5th bands of armed gunmen, mostly from Mackinac Island, herded virtually all the Mormons on Beaver Island onto waiting steamers (490 in one vessel and 300 in another vessel) bound for Chicago. In the span of a day or so, approximately 2,600 Mormon men, women and children were uprooted from the Beaver Island area (Green Bay and the Mormons of Beaver Island)
assertion #3732186 by daniel m. kelty on 2017-04-12: confidence 0%.
religion: Strang
assertion #3732187 by daniel m. kelty on 2015-08-17: confidence 0%.
location: Charlevoix County, Michigan, United States
assertion #3714339 by daniel m. kelty on 2015-08-17: confidence 100%.
location: 45°44'53"N, 85°31'7"W
assertion #3720357 by daniel m. kelty on 2015-08-17: confidence 0%.
see also: Beaver Island website
assertion #3711339 by daniel m. kelty on 2015-08-17: confidence 100%.