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Ogle County, Illinois
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New Post Offices – At Pains Point, Ogle county, Tho. Stinson, P. M.; at Lafayette Grove, Ogle county, C. C. Rayce, P.M.; at Mill Grove, Stephenson County, Wm. Kirkpatrick, P.M.; at Franklin Grove, Lee County, A. Brown, P.M.; at Bucklin, Winnebago County, Jos. Hickox, P.M.  [The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, April 21, 1848]

Church is Burned at Brookville

Overheated Stove Sets Edifice Afire While Service is Being Held
Fire SUnday afternoon destroyed the Evangelical church at Brookville, Ill., north of Polo, of which the Rev. Mr. Boswell is pastor. An overheated stove caused the blaze, which broke out while services were being held. The parsonage caught fire several times but was saved. The loss is about $3,000, with $4,500 insurance.
[January 15, 1917 clipping - Submitted by Karen Fyock]

 


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