The East Dubuque Lions Club and Foundation and the Illinois State Historical Society is pleased to announce the dedication of the Sop-Ho-Kab historical marker on September 30 at the East Dubuque Public Library.
Sop-Ho-Kab was a seven-year-old Sauk Indian and survivor of the Bad Axe Massacre, which took place on August 2, 1832, near Victory, Wisconsin. After the battle she and a severely wounded Sauk brave floated by canoe down the Mississippi River arriving at Olde Jordan’s Landing (later Dunleith, Illinois). She was found, adopted, and raised by Thomas and Mary Jordan, owners of Jordan’s Ferry. She was renamed Catherine Clare (commonly known as “Indian Kate”) and raised with the Jordan’s fourteen children. She married Probus Eberle and they raised eight children.
Please join us for the unveiling of this historical marker. Exhibits and displays will be available for viewing in the library.
A reception will follow the dedication.
East Dubuque District Library, 122 Wisconsin Avenue, East Dubuque (Map