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  • Nelson, Elizabeth (née Lundgren) (Died)
    Genealogical ResourceImageTextNewspaper  appeared in Wilmette Life, 13 Jul 1944, p. 51. Date of Event: 12 Jul 1944     Mrs. David Nelson, a resident of Wilmette since 1913, died yesterday morning (Wednesday) at the family home, 821 Elmwood avenue. Services will be held at the Hebblethwait Chapel, 1567 Maple Ave., Evanston, at 2 o'clock this Saturday afternoon, with burial in Memorial Park. Before moving to ...
    Genealogical ResourceImageTextNewspaper  appeared in Wilmette Life, 13 Jul 1944, p. 51. Date of Event: 12 Jul 1944   Mrs. David Nelson, a resident of Wilmette since 1913, died yesterday morning (Wednesday) at the family home, 821 Elmwood avenue. Services will be held at the Hebblethwait Chapel, 1567 Maple ...
  • Alles, Frank Alson (Died)
    Genealogical ResourceImageTextNewspaper  appeared in Wilmette Life, 31 Jul 1940, p. 47. Date of Event: 30 Jul 1940     Frank Alles, 93, 1614 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, died Jul 30 at his home. Services will be held August 2 from St. Joseph's church. He had been ill for 14 years before his death. Mr. Alles, last surviving member of the Grand Army of the Republic in Wilmette, was born and ...
    Genealogical ResourceImageTextNewspaper  appeared in Wilmette Life, 31 Jul 1940, p. 47. Date of Event: 30 Jul 1940   Frank Alles, 93, 1614 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, died Jul 30 at his home. Services will be held August 2 from St. Joseph's church. He had been ill for 14 years ...
  • Wife receives medal won by Lt. John Sawyer
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Jan 1945, p. 5     Two officers from the sixth Service command came to Wilmette recently to award the Air medal with one silver oak cluster to Mrs. John R. Sawyer, the former Elsie von der Lippen, whose husband, Lieutanant Sawyer, was killed in action over Truk on June 2. In a small family ceremony, ...
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Jan 1945, p. 5   Two officers from the sixth Service command came to Wilmette recently to award the Air medal with one silver oak cluster to Mrs. John R. Sawyer, the former Elsie von ...
  • Lt. John R. Sawyer, Liberator Pilot, Killed in Action
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Jul 1944, p. 3     Mrs. John R. Sawyer has received word from the War Department that her husband, Lt. John R. Sawyer, was killed in action over Truk on June 2. Mrs. Sawyer is the former Elsie von der Lippen, daughter of Mr. and Mr. Fred von der Lippen of 1220 Lake Avenue, Wilmette. ...
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Jul 1944, p. 3   Mrs. John R. Sawyer has received word from the War Department that her husband, Lt. John R. Sawyer, was killed in action over Truk on June 2. Mrs. Sawyer is ...
  • 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 ...
  • Walter Campana Loses Life in Plane Crash Near Malden
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Sep 1944     Pvt. Walter Campana, age 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dominic M. Campana, 251 Linden avenue, Wilmette, lost his life September 21 in a plane crash near Malden, Mo.Funeral services were held Saturday morning at St. Francis Xavier church, with burial in Calvary. Besides his parents, Private Campana is survived ...
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Sep 1944   Pvt. Walter Campana, age 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dominic M. Campana, 251 Linden avenue, Wilmette, lost his life September 21 in a plane crash near Malden, Mo.Funeral services ...
  • S-Sgt. Hoffmeyer Killed in Action Sept. 8 in India
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Sep 1944, p. 7     S/Sgt. Henry G. Hoffmeyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. Hoffmeyer, 1418 Wilmette avenue, Wilmette, was killed in action September 8 in India, according to a notification from the War Department received Thursday of last week by his wife, Judith, of Lake Villa. Sergeant Hoffmeyer, who was 29 years ...
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Sep 1944, p. 7   S/Sgt. Henry G. Hoffmeyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. Hoffmeyer, 1418 Wilmette avenue, Wilmette, was killed in action September 8 in India, according to a notification from the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lt. Alfred Abeles of Air Force is Reported Missing
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 15 Feb 1945, p. 3     2nd Lt. Alfred Beecher Abeles of the Army Air forces has been missing in action over Germany since January 23, his wife, the former Shirley Elling, was notified by offical telegram Sunday night. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred T. Abeles of 726 Ninth street, Wilmette. Entering service in 1943, ...
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 15 Feb 1945, p. 3   2nd Lt. Alfred Beecher Abeles of the Army Air forces has been missing in action over Germany since January 23, his wife, the former Shirley Elling, was notified by offical ...
  • Memorial Fund Pays Tribute to Capt. R.W. [Robert William] Kaye
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Feb 1945, p. 53     ...
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Feb 1945, p. 53   ...
  • Capt. [Grover M.] Hermann [Jr.] is Killed in Action on German Front
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Feb 1945, p. 7     Capt. Grover M. Hermann, Jr., 29, who lived at 82 Essex road, Winnetka, was killed in action in Germany on January 26. He is survived by his widow, Barbara; a daughter, Marta, 2 months old; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grover M. Hermann; a sister, Shirley; and a brother, Robert, ...
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Feb 1945, p. 7   Capt. Grover M. Hermann, Jr., 29, who lived at 82 Essex road, Winnetka, was killed in action in Germany on January 26. He is survived by his widow, Barbara; a ...
  • Reports Burial of Sgt. Rice at Bladel, Holland
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 25 Oct 1945, p. 40     Mrs. Elson G. Rice of 627 Eleventh street, Wilmette, received a letter from J.A. Verhoven of Bladel, Holland, informing her that he had buried her son, S/Sgt. James B. Rice, in a Catholic cemetery in Bladel after Sergeant Rice's plane was downed over Eindhoven, Holland, on September 17, 1944. He ...
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 25 Oct 1945, p. 40   Mrs. Elson G. Rice of 627 Eleventh street, Wilmette, received a letter from J.A. Verhoven of Bladel, Holland, informing her that he had buried her son, S/Sgt. James B. Rice, ...
  • How Wilmette Library Has Outgrown Its Space
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 8 Jan 1948, p. 14     ...
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 8 Jan 1948, p. 14   ...
  • 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...
  • Shore Photographers Open New Wilmette Studio May 31
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 2 Jun 1949, p. 84     James R. D. Stevenson and Harvey Steffens opened their new commercial and portrait photography studio at 807 Ridge Road in Wilmette on May 31. Stevenson lives in Kenilworth. Steffens was born in Wilmette. Brief background on education and careers of both men. Photograph J.R.D. Stevenson...
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 2 Jun 1949, p. 84   James R. D. Stevenson and Harvey Steffens opened their new commercial and portrait photography studio at 807 Ridge Road in Wilmette on May 31. Stevenson lives in Kenilworth. Steffens was ...
  • News-magazine copy tells service men 'tis a small world
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Sep 1944, Section News, p. 7     Lt. Alfred Beecher Abeles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred T. Abeles, 726 Ninth street, Wilmette, wrote a letter to his parents dated September 20. The soldier mentioned receiving a letter from John Boyle who had heard about Abeles marriage in May to the former Shirley Elling of 610 Fourth ...
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Sep 1944, Section News, p. 7   Lt. Alfred Beecher Abeles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred T. Abeles, 726 Ninth street, Wilmette, wrote a letter to his parents dated September 20. The soldier mentioned receiving a ...
  • Plan memorial services for Lt. A. B. Abeles
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 25 Oct 1945, p. 31     2nd Lt. Alfred B. [Beecher] Abeles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred T. Abeles of 726 Ninth Street, Wilmette, who was previously listed as missing in action over Germany on January 23, is now reported to have been killed in action at that time, according to a telegram from the ...
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 25 Oct 1945, p. 31   2nd Lt. Alfred B. [Beecher] Abeles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred T. Abeles of 726 Ninth Street, Wilmette, who was previously listed as missing in action over Germany on ...
  • 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 ...
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