The Wise Homestead and Thomas Stables, Bureau Illinois

Contributed by Anne Dree Bennett

Wise Family Homestead

Ann writes "My mothers family are from Walnut, IL.   My fathers family are from Dixon, IL.  My grandfather Bennett's family also owned some property in Chicago,IL. My grandfather Wise farmed but also had a gas station in Manlius, IL. My grandmother Wise taught school in a one room school house. Thomas was grandmother Wise's maiden name. Her family had a Hotel and Livery Stable.  Grandmother Sarah Wise attened Normal College in Prinston,IL at the turn of the century.  Grandmother Wise was an avid student of Anthropology. She would like sharing the past. My uncle Dr. Edward Bennett is a Historian and is retired from Washington State in Pulman, WA. He has many a great tale to tell about Dixon in the 20s and 30s."

"This is the Sarah Thomas Family Stables that were beside the Hotel the Thomas Family owned. It is a good example of the times."

Hope you enjoy the Wise Family Farm and Thomas Family pictures. -- Ann

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