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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dibble, Harvey Montiville (Died)
    Genealogical ResourceNewspaper  appeared in Chicago Tribune, 17 Mar 1947, p. 26     Middle name derived from marriage record...
    Genealogical ResourceNewspaper  appeared in Chicago Tribune, 17 Mar 1947, p. 26   Middle name derived from marriage record...
  • Dusham, Lombard
    Genealogical ResourceTextNewspaper  appeared in Wilmette Life, 18 Sep 1947, 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 just north of the Ouilmette family reservation, at 10 cents an acre. Lombard Dusham (the name, it is believed, was originally Du Charme) built himself a log cabin ...
    Genealogical ResourceTextNewspaper  appeared in Wilmette Life, 18 Sep 1947, 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 just north of the Ouilmette family reservation, at ...
  • F. [Frank] L. Joy was Civic Leader for 40 years
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 65     Full date of death provided from other sources...
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 65   Full date of death provided from other sources...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • "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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Map of Ouilmette Reservation 1828-1844 with its Indian reminders
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, Cover     ...
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, Cover   ...
  • Marsh and mire big problems of community: First railroad missed both Gross Point and Lake Shore settlements
    NewspaperText  Kline, James D. W., Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, 1, 120     [article written by James D.W. Kline, 531 Eighth St., Wilmette] When the Chicago and Northwesten railway was put through to Waukegan in 1854, the line ran midway between the settlement along the lake shore and the early Gross Point village about two miles west. The low land eastward to the ...
    NewspaperText  Kline, James D. W., Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, 1, 120   [article written by James D.W. Kline, 531 Eighth St., Wilmette] When the Chicago and Northwesten railway was put through to Waukegan in 1854, the line ran midway between the settlement ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • [Mrs. C.E. Fitch] Attends Funeral of Aunt [Elizabeth Merriam] in Framingham
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 23 Jan 1947, p. 71     Mrs. C.E. Fitch returned to her home, 1033 Elmwood avenue, Wilmette, on Sunday after attending the funeral of her aunt, Miss Elizabeth Merriman, 81, in Frramingham, Mass. on January 8th. ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 23 Jan 1947, p. 71   Mrs. C.E. Fitch returned to her home, 1033 Elmwood avenue, Wilmette, on Sunday after attending the funeral of her aunt, Miss Elizabeth Merriman, 81, in Frramingham, Mass. on January 8th. ...
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