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  • Mrs. Carl Hall is Library Director
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 16 Oct 1947     Mrs. Carl Hall, 812 Greenwood avenue, has been appointed a director of the Wilmette Public Library to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mrs. Christian W. Schafer ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 16 Oct 1947   Mrs. Carl Hall, 812 Greenwood avenue, has been appointed a director of the Wilmette Public Library to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mrs. Christian W. Schafer ...
  • New Library is Sought in Village Plan
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 16 Oct 1947     Wilmette's is smallest, busiest, of any in North Shore communities ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 16 Oct 1947   Wilmette's is smallest, busiest, of any in North Shore communities ...
  • Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947
    NewspaperText       ...WID Thursday, September 18, 1947 CENTS A COPY $2.50 A YEAR...
    NewspaperText     ...WID Thursday, September 18, 1947 CENTS A COPY $2.50 A YEAR...
  • Bower, Lorin A., Mrs. (née EstherDunshee)
    Genealogical ResourceNewspaper  appeared in Wilmette Life, 18 Sep 1947, p. 70     Fire! Murder! Was Grim Tale of Earler Times: No solution but one suspect left town, another hanged for eastern crime [Heading]

    Excitement--there was plenty of that, too, in the good old days. A thrilling event of 1893 is told by Mrs. L.A. (Esther Dunshee) Bower, 1216 Ashland avenue, in ...
    Genealogical ResourceNewspaper  appeared in Wilmette Life, 18 Sep 1947, p. 70   Fire! Murder! Was Grim Tale of Earler Times: No solution but one suspect left town, another hanged for eastern crime [Heading]

    Excitement--there was plenty of that, too, in the ...
  • Holmes, Henry H. (née Herman  W.Mudgett)
    Genealogical ResourceNewspaper  appeared in Wilmette Life, 18 Sep 1947, p. 70     Fire! Murder! Was Grim Tale of Earler Times: No solution but one suspect left town, another hanged for eastern crime [Heading]

    Excitement--there was plenty of that, too, in the good old days. A thrilling event of 1893 is told by Mrs. L.A. (Esther Dunshee) Bower, 1216 Ashland avenue, in ...
    Genealogical ResourceNewspaper  appeared in Wilmette Life, 18 Sep 1947, p. 70   Fire! Murder! Was Grim Tale of Earler Times: No solution but one suspect left town, another hanged for eastern crime [Heading]

    Excitement--there was plenty of that, too, in the ...
  • Joy, Frank L.
    Genealogical ResourceTextNewspaper  appeared in Wilmette Life, 18 Sep 1947, Anniversary supplement, p. 65. Date of Event: 12 Sep 1917     F. L. Joy was Civic Leader for 40 years. Three times president of the Village of Wilmette, Frank L. Joy was one of the civic leaders of the community for over 40 years. Born in New York City in 1945, Mr. Joy was a veteran of the Civil War. He ...
    Genealogical ResourceTextNewspaper  appeared in Wilmette Life, 18 Sep 1947, Anniversary supplement, p. 65. Date of Event: 12 Sep 1917   F. L. Joy was Civic Leader for 40 years. Three times president of the Village of Wilmette, Frank L. Joy was one of the civic leaders of the community for ...
  • "Hillville" once as noted as Wilmette
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, p. 19     Hillville was as well known in the 1870s as Wilmette. This area situated in the locality of Fifth street and Maple Avenue retained its identity as a neighborhood long after it was incorporated into Wilmette in 1906. It was named for the family of an early pioneer, Arunah Hill, whose ...
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, p. 19   Hillville was as well known in the 1870s as Wilmette. This area situated in the locality of Fifth street and Maple Avenue retained its identity as a neighborhood long after ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Maternus Schaefer Leading Citizen in Early Gross Point
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 92     President of Gross Point for 13 years and a member of its first village board, Maternus Schaefer also filled the offices of village collector and school director for a quarter of a century. Mr. Schaefer was a farmer, owning 35 acres of land on section 33 of New Trier township, ...
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 92   President of Gross Point for 13 years and a member of its first village board, Maternus Schaefer also filled the offices of village collector and school director for a quarter ...
  • Fire! Murder! Was Grim Tale of Earlier Times [1893]: No solution but one suspect left town, another hanged for eastern crime
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 70     Extract from the reminiscences of Mrs. L. A. (nee Esther Dunshee) Bower [Mrs. Lorin A. Bower], 1216 Ashland Avenue, regarding a suspicious fire east of the alley between Ninth and Tenth Streets [in 1893]. The house was occupied by a family named Wheeler. Mr. Wheeler's mother-in-law had been murdered and ...
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 70   Extract from the reminiscences of Mrs. L. A. (nee Esther Dunshee) Bower [Mrs. Lorin A. Bower], 1216 Ashland Avenue, regarding a suspicious fire east of the alley between Ninth and ...
  • Recall two recent Wilmette murders
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, p. 12     Two murders have shocked Wilmette within the last decade. In January 1939, Dr. Gordon Mordoff, a physician, was shot to death in his office, 1167 Wilmette Avenue, in a dispute over family matters. Otto Freund, 84-year-old retired engraving company official, was brutally slain in his home, 819 Michigan Avenue, late ...
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, p. 12   Two murders have shocked Wilmette within the last decade. In January 1939, Dr. Gordon Mordoff, a physician, was shot to death in his office, 1167 Wilmette Avenue, in a dispute ...
  • Henry Winfield Miller was Wilmette Treasurer for term of 27 years.
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 6     Harry Winfield Miller was village treasurer from 1913 to his death in 1940, a consecutive term of 27 years. He was 77 at the time of his death. His wife preceded him in death by 18 years. There were no children. ...
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 6   Harry Winfield Miller was village treasurer from 1913 to his death in 1940, a consecutive term of 27 years. He was 77 at the time of his death. His wife ...
  • Barnard Thalmann was pioneer farmer here
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 4     Barnard Thalmann, a pioneer farmer of New Trier, was born in Prussia, March 23, 1836, and spent the first 11 years of his life in his native land. He was a son of Gerhard Thalmann, who was born in the same country, July 24, 1801, made farming his life work, ...
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 4   Barnard Thalmann, a pioneer farmer of New Trier, was born in Prussia, March 23, 1836, and spent the first 11 years of his life in his native land. He was ...
  • Lombard Dusham built log cabin on shore in 1837
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 3     One of Wilmette's earliest settlers was Lombard Dusham, who came to the area about 1837 and purchased 100 acres from Antoine Ouilmette. It is believed Dusham's name was originally Du Charme. His log cabin was near the present intersection of Elmwood and Michigan avenues. His sons, John L. Dusham Sr. ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 3   One of Wilmette's earliest settlers was Lombard Dusham, who came to the area about 1837 and purchased 100 acres from Antoine Ouilmette. It is believed Dusham's name was originally Du ...
  • Niles was shore's only post office 111 years ago: Later mail came via Evanston; Wilmette got own service in 1870
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 2     Description of the development of mail service in the Wilmette area with a list of its early postmasters and their dates of service. ...
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 2   Description of the development of mail service in the Wilmette area with a list of its early postmasters and their dates of service. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
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