Bay View Compass
In the mid 1830's settlers arrived to what is now known as Bay View, staking their claim in the future town of Lake /Bay view area. The land surveys were not complete until 1836, however these early settlers had no legal right to settle the land.
To make matter even more complicated, in the 1833 Treaty of Chicago, the Potawatomi had ceded their land to the federal government. And many of them would be forced to relocate of their land in 1838.