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  • Wilmette man's tragic story at last has a happy end
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 23 Jan 1947, p. 20     Andrew Geavaras, of Wilmette rejoined his wife, Sophie, whom he had not seen for seven years, and son, Tommy, 6 years old, whom he had never seen. Mr. Gavaras, who lives at the Central Hotel in Wilmette, was caught during a visit to Greece when the war broke out and ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 23 Jan 1947, p. 20   Andrew Geavaras, of Wilmette rejoined his wife, Sophie, whom he had not seen for seven years, and son, Tommy, 6 years old, whom he had never seen. Mr. Gavaras, who ...
  • Patriarch of Schneider Clan
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 2     Photo late Joseph Schneider of Gross Point with his eight sons. Born in 1841, Joseph Schneider, accompanied his parents to this area from Germany when but a small boy and was for many years engaged in farming in the west section of the village (see biography elsewhere in this issue) ...
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 2   Photo late Joseph Schneider of Gross Point with his eight sons. Born in 1841, Joseph Schneider, accompanied his parents to this area from Germany when but a small boy and ...
  • Huerter Legion Post takes name from home boy
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, p. 76     Peter J. Huerter Post, 669, the American Legion, was organized on June 17, 1920. Huerter was a victim of the flu epidemic of 1918 and died on October 4, of that year en route to France during WWI. Photograph Peter J. Huerter...
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, p. 76   Peter J. Huerter Post, 669, the American Legion, was organized on June 17, 1920. Huerter was a victim of the flu epidemic of 1918 and died on October 4, of ...
  • Good Citizen: Louis K. Gillson
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 1     [photo caption] Louis K. Gillson, first president of the Wilmette Park District, and one of the early members of the high school board of education, had, during the 39 years he lived in Wilmette, a record of distinguished civic achievement. [article] A native of Ohio, and a patent attorney by ...
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 1   [photo caption] Louis K. Gillson, first president of the Wilmette Park District, and one of the early members of the high school board of education, had, during the 39 years ...
  • John Schaefer area's first white child
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, 2, 90     Photograph of John Schaefer on p.90...
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, 2, 90   Photograph of John Schaefer on p.90...
  • Postmaster Lea J. Orr is Wilmette's postmaster.
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 2     Lea J. Orr is Wilmette's postmaster, the ninth incumbent in that position. Previously Mr. Orr was village clerk (1925-1926 and 1928-1932), commander of the Wilmette post of the American Legion (1923-1924), and chief clerk of the Selective Service board. ...
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 2   Lea J. Orr is Wilmette's postmaster, the ninth incumbent in that position. Previously Mr. Orr was village clerk (1925-1926 and 1928-1932), commander of the Wilmette post of the American Legion ...
  • Lt. David Allison memorial window will be dedicated
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 16 Jan 1947, p. 1     A memorial window honoring Lt. David R. Allison will be dedicated at the Wilmette Baptist church on January 19. The members of the congregation have contributed the funds to make this possible. While at New Trier High School, Lieutenant Allison was an honor student and a track staff. He continued ...
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 16 Jan 1947, p. 1   A memorial window honoring Lt. David R. Allison will be dedicated at the Wilmette Baptist church on January 19. The members of the congregation have contributed the funds to make ...
  • Msgr. Vattman served Wilmette and nation in brilliant career
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, p. 48     Photograph Msgr. Edward J. Vattman...
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, p. 48   Photograph Msgr. Edward J. Vattman...
  • Priest's life one of service to church and communities,
Included in Wilmette Life's Special 75th Anniversary Issue.  Digital copy available within the library. Paper can be found in Vertical File-
Wilmette's 75th Anniversary.
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, p. 48     Photograph The Rev. William Netstraeter...
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, p. 48   Photograph The Rev. William Netstraeter...
  • Schaefer, John
    Genealogical ResourceImageTextNewspaper  appeared in Wilmette Life, 18 Sep 1947, p. 2. Date of Event: 18 Sep 1947     John Schaefer, forbear of one of Wilmette's largest families, was born in Gross Point October 23, 1844, and is said to have been the first white child born in the Wilmette area. The son of Peter and Lena (Bleser) Schaefer, he resided here for well over a half-century, witnessed the ...
    Genealogical ResourceImageTextNewspaper  appeared in Wilmette Life, 18 Sep 1947, p. 2. Date of Event: 18 Sep 1947   John Schaefer, forbear of one of Wilmette's largest families, was born in Gross Point October 23, 1844, and is said to have been the first white child born in the ...
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