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  • S. J. Scott was First Resident of Evanston
    Newspaper  J. Seymour Curry, Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 19 Feb 1914, 1, 3     J. Seymour Currey writes of how Evanston's first citizen arrived here, arriving on a lake schooner. Many claim the honor. Mr. Scott and his family arrived off Gross Point on August 26, 1826, being the only white family this side of Chicago. ...
    Newspaper  J. Seymour Curry, Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 19 Feb 1914, 1, 3   J. Seymour Currey writes of how Evanston's first citizen arrived here, arriving on a lake schooner. Many claim the honor. Mr. Scott and his family arrived off Gross Point on ...
  • Charles McDaniel son of Alexander McDaniel
    NewspaperText  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 21 Apr 1916, p. 5, column 4     Charles McDaniels [sic]...
    NewspaperText  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 21 Apr 1916, p. 5, column 4   Charles McDaniels [sic]...
  • 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 ...
  • Here's Parade of New Trier Native Pioneers
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Sep 1939, 24, 25     Interviews with eleven citizens with the longest continuous residence in New Trier Township. All except Mrs. W. D. Ketchum were born in the township and lived here their whole lives. Names include the following:

    Dennis S. Kloepfer, age 87, 953 Spruce street, Winnetka, was born on May 18, 1952 on ...
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Sep 1939, 24, 25   Interviews with eleven citizens with the longest continuous residence in New Trier Township. All except Mrs. W. D. Ketchum were born in the township and lived here their whole lives. ...
  • Early settler, John Westerfield, mentioned in reminiscences of son, Charles F. Westerfield
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Apr 1916, p. 5, column 3     ...
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Apr 1916, p. 5, column 3   ...
  • Miss Alice Wheelock; Photo Sons and Daughters of Old Settlers
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Apr 1916, p. 1     ...
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Apr 1916, p. 1   ...
  • Log Home of Wilmette's First Settler
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 9 Oct 1913, p. 3     Drawing of a log cabin reputedly belong to Wilmette's first settler. No story associated with the image. ...
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 9 Oct 1913, p. 3   Drawing of a log cabin reputedly belong to Wilmette's first settler. No story associated with the image. ...
  • Ye Old Town Folks
    Newspaper  Local News, 26 Feb 1916, p. 13     Invitation to people who have resided in Wilmette prior to and since 1854 to become members of "Ye Old Town Folks" Apply to the secretary William K. Barker, 1108 Central avenue. The next meeting will be a Brown's Hall, April 7, 1916. ...
    Newspaper  Local News, 26 Feb 1916, p. 13   Invitation to people who have resided in Wilmette prior to and since 1854 to become members of "Ye Old Town Folks" Apply to the secretary William K. Barker, 1108 Central ...
  • G. T. Boggs Writes to Old Settlers: One of First Village Trustees of Wilmette in 1872-Now in New York
    Newspaper  Local News, 21 Apr 1916, p. 4     Letter dated March 31, 1916, written by G. T. Boggs of 130 W. Forty-fourth street, New York, to Mr. A. W. Gage, past president of the Old Settler's Society and read at the recent reunion. Mr. Boggs lived where the Butz home now is on 802 Lake Avenue ...
    Newspaper  Local News, 21 Apr 1916, p. 4   Letter dated March 31, 1916, written by G. T. Boggs of 130 W. Forty-fourth street, New York, to Mr. A. W. Gage, past president of the Old Settler's Society and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Mrs. Edward R. Webber wore antique shawl to Old Town Folkes meeting
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Apr 1916, p. 5, column 2     ...
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Apr 1916, p. 5, column 2   ...
  • Leaves 111 Descendents
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Aug 1912, p. 3     Mrs. Catherine Teach, one of the early settlers in this area, died at the age of 91 in Fairfield, Illinois. She leaves 111 descendants. ...
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Aug 1912, p. 3   Mrs. Catherine Teach, one of the early settlers in this area, died at the age of 91 in Fairfield, Illinois. She leaves 111 descendants. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wilmette Old Town Folks Celebrate
    NewspaperText  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 27 Feb 1913, p. 1     The annual meeting of the Old Twon Folks, held at the Wilmette Woman's club house Friday evening, Feb. 21, was most enjoyable. Dinner was served during which music was furnished by Tomaso. Mr. Frank Grover and Mr. A. C. Wenban were the speakers of the evening....
    NewspaperText  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 27 Feb 1913, p. 1   The annual meeting of the Old Twon Folks, held at the Wilmette Woman's club house Friday evening, Feb. 21, was most enjoyable. Dinner was served during which music was furnished ...
  • 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...
  • Wilmette's past as seen by early village settler
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 21 Apr 1916, 5, 6, column 4     Mrs. Byron C. Stolp reads most complete record before Old Town Folks' meeting on April 7 a.k.a. Old Settlers of Ouilmette...
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 21 Apr 1916, 5, 6, column 4   Mrs. Byron C. Stolp reads most complete record before Old Town Folks' meeting on April 7 a.k.a. Old Settlers of Ouilmette...
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