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The following is a collection of related reading on the subject of Eenigenburg, the Netherlands, and on the history of the Dutch settlements in the Chicago area.

From Tulipland to Roseland… and Back by Jill Eenigenburg

The tragic story of the harrowing voyage to America in 1849 by the group of Dutch immigrants. including our Eenigenburg ancestors, who settled the wilderness that became Roseland in Chicago, Illinois.  If you enjoy Roseland’s history, you’ll want to read this 200-page book that’s loaded with historic visuals – some never before published – that bring the first 50 years in the settlement to life.  Plus, 175 years later, the relationship with the tiny Dutch village of Eenigenburg that they departed so long ago has been rekindled – culminating in the creation of a charming museum within its boundaries. 

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EENIGENBURG by W.K. van Schoneveld (1989)
(Originally published in Dutch; also translated into English by Tosca DeBruin and published in English by Ruth Stremler – Lewis Publishing Co., 1997)


The Calumet Region & its Early Settlers by Harry Eenigenburg (1935)

Down an Indian Trail in 1849 – The Story of Roseland by Marie K. Rowlands (Reprinted for the Dutch Heritage Center, Trinity Christian College, 1987. Reprinted with permission from the Roseland, IL Centennial Issue of the Calumet Index, Monday, June 20, 1949) 

Calumet Beginnings by Kenneth J. Schoon (Indiana University Press, 2003) 

Dutch Chicago, A History of the Hollanders in the Windy City by Robert P. Swierenga (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2002)

Dutch Immigrant Memoirs and Related Writings selected and arranged by Henry S. Lucas. (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1997) 

Links: The official website of the Eenigenburg Museum Foundation, Eenigenburg, the Netherlands The Dalenberg family website