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Register of Dixon Land Office – We see by the Chicago Democrat that our old friend and townsman Seth B. Farwell, Esq., of Freeport, Stephenson county, has been appointed Register of the Land Office at Dixon, in the place of Geo. Mixter, Esq., resigned. Mr. F. is a good democrat, a good man, and a clever fellow and will make things go off right. [10 March 1848 - The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois (Contributed by Nancy Piper)]
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. 21 Apr 1848 - The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois (Contributed by Nancy Piper)
Six car-loads of passengers from Hagerstown and the Cumberland Valley passed through Harrisburg , on Tuesday last, for Freeport , Illinois , where they have purchased land for farming purposes. The entire party consists of about 300 men, women and children. From the fact that this is the second lot of emigrants who have started for Illinois this year, it is reasonable to suppose that those who have gone before are doing well. (March 23, 1876 The Indiana Democrat (Indiana, Pennsylvania) Contributed by Nancy Piper)
1890 Freeport Journal Standard - (Mentioned in the 25 June 1940 issue "Looking Back")
W.B. Herlocker photographed the high school graduates in a group today.
Will Stevens is getting up a party of young folks who will hold a private celebration at Cranes Grove on the 4th of July.
Harry M. Hyde came down from Dubuque this morning to attend the second annual reception and banquet of the High School Alumni.
Miss Alma Erfert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Erfert left this morning for Laramie Wyoming, where she has accepted a position as cashier in a large wholesale grocery house.
Roy and Frankie Lapelly are home from St. John's military academy located at Waukesha County Wisc. Both boys passed and Frank got first prize for good behavior and regular attendance.
George Voight, who was the city driver for the American Express company for so many years, is succeeding nicely in his new position as messenger. The gentleman says the work is a little hard for him as a beginner, but that he will get there at the finish. [09 May 1891 - Freeport Daily Democrat - Contributed by Karen Fyock]
A.B. Tracy, who has been bill clerk at the Illinois Central freight office, has resigned his position to accept a position in the same capacity at DeKalb with the Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota railway. Mr. Tracy has been a faithful employee and will no doubt makes good in his new position. His position at the local offices will be filled by Fred Niedermeier and Harry Dorman will fill Mr. Niedermeiers position. [September 2, 1898 Freeport Journal Standard]
Mrs. Brown, Grace Bender, Etta Smith and Miss Holmes visited school this week.
Edward Espe of Kent is in the city today
C.F. Hildreth was a morning passenger to Chicago
D.W. Burrell is transacting business in Chicago today
Justice H.B. Witte went to Milwaukee this afternoon
Guy Jencke was returned from a business trip to Chicago
John A. Wolf has returned from a business trip to Chicago.
Mrs. Edward Guth. of Ridott is visiting friends here
Mrs. Karl Becker went to Aurora this morning
J.A. Black of Winslow is transacting business in the city today.
Mrs. P.B. Stover of Winslow is visiting friends in the city today
Edwin Hall has returned from Chicago
Mrs. W.W. Harpster and Mrs. A.Bixler are visiting friends at Lanark today
Mr. and Mrs. John Dilley went to Ridott this afternoon to be the guest of relatives
Mrs. J.W. Daniels went to Chicago this morning to visit her sister Mrs. W.A. Bell
Mrs. M. Maurer has gone to Hampshire IL to be the guest of relatives and friends
Miss Emma Shoesmith of Lena passed through this city on her way to Chicago
Mrs. W.N. Camp of Clinton went to Rockford this morning
Miss Lillian Mudeska has returned to Freeport
Representative J.E. Taggart Dupty U.S. Marshal W. D. Mack and Master-in-Chancery R.P. Eckert returned from Springfield last evening
Miss Cora Ulrich returned to Cincinnati after visitingher parents. Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Ulrich. Miss Ulrich is a nurse in Bethesda hospital at Cincinnati.
Mrs. Charles E. Cross who has been visiting her daughter Mrs. A. Luebbing returned to Marion Iowa this morning. She was accompanied by her daughter who will visit in Marion for several weeks.
Dr. J.A. Cochran of Denver is visiting friends in this city. Mr. Cochran was formerly a resident of this city, having been born and raised here, and is a son of the late Senator Cochran. He went to Denver several years ago and has been very successful in building up a practice at that place. He will spend a few days here before returning to Denver.
Joseph McCool has sold property in Staver's and Knowlton's additions to Sarah J. Bordner for $2,100.
George and Henry Lichtenberger have disposed to a lot in Lichtengerger's subdivision to F.E. Fitch for $220.
T.S. Ryan has purchased from John Hea lot 6, block 1. Hea's subdivision for $1,210.
John J.W. O'Connor Freeport 19 to Lou P. Hoxie, Rockford 20.. Licensed to wed.
Dr. M.E. Blair, the painless Tooth Extractor will remain at the Clifton Hotel until Saturday Evening Nov. 19. (1905). Several people have already called on him.. here are a few that have been his patients. Mrs. Andy Biehl 10 teeth extracted / Ira Shippee 10 of Mt. Carroll 10 teeth restracted / John Weaver of Waddams 21 extracted / George Radmaker of Harper 2 teeth extracted / Jerry Wilson of Adams had 14 extracted / Isaac Stamm of Mt. Carroll 4 teech / Jacob Shellhause of Lena 10 teeth / Andy Blehl of Stockton 10 extracted / Willilam Hummel 10 teeth extracted / Irwin Black 4 teeth / Henry Pasch 14 teeth / Mrs. George Masters of waddoms 24 teeth / Bert Johnson 22 teeth / Emma Hird 4 teeth / Ivy Green 4 teeth / Elmer Green 4 teeth / George Koepel 12 teeth / Isaac Diemer of Cedarville 10 teeth and George Schmidt 20 teeth extracted. [unknown newspaper, February 2, 1909]
John Huss and C. A. Kinley of the firm of Huss & Kinley, have gone to Chicago, Cleveland, New York and other eastern cities to purchase goods or their greatly enlarged store in the Wilcoxon block, which they will occupy shortly. The firm intends to put in a large and complete stock. (Contributed by Karen Fyock)
John C. Dailey, who was formerly superintendent of the Freeport division of the Illinois Central road, has severed his connection with the International & Great Northern railroad at Palestine, Texas, and has accepted a position as general superintendent of the Rio Grande, with headquarters at Denver, Col. The change took effect the first of this month. (Clipping 5 February 1909; Contributed by Karen Fyock)
A dispatch from St. Paul, Minn. indicates that Ralph Amoth aged 20, is suffering form a slight flesh wound as a result of endeavoring to frighten his young wife aged 18 years, into giving him money on the threat that he would commit suicide if the money were not provided. The report states that Amoth, who resides at 103 1/2 West Main street, Freeport, made the threat and that the gun was the accidentally discharged. the young man receiving a flesh wound. The report indicates that Vera Amoth, the wife, told St. Paul police her husband had not worked since their marriage, which took place in Freeport on June 1st, after a brief courtship. She said he came to her home yesterday and when refused money, threatened suicide. [unknown newspaper/date]
4 Sep 1929 - Thursday, Aug. 29th, 1929 was the 80th birthday anniversary of Grandma Bruner, mother of Mrs. Gable, our pastor's wife. During the week, Rev. Gable and wife sent out invitations to a number of their friends to gather at their home on Saturday evening and help the venerable lady to celebrate the occasion in an informal way. There were 24 present who spent the evening pleasantly in a social visit and with a musical program indulged in by all who could sing, and especially the Swiss yodeling by Henry Hugleshofer. Grandmother Bruner only converses, and understand the Swiss language, consequently to make the evening pleasant for the lady some of the invited guests were those who could understand and speak that language, and to finish up an evening pleasantly spent, ice cream and cake was served. (Contributed by Karen Fyock - September 4, 1929 clipping)
William O. Kroer, teacher in the School of Engineering, Milwaukee, spent the weekend and holiday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kroer, 831 Oakland avenue. Kroers also have as their guest, their niece, Miss Thelma Schauer, Freeport Illinois." [08 Sep 1937 Waukesha Freeman (Wisconsin) Contributed by Vineta Lynch Shaw]
Mrs. John Shenburger and daughter Melia, Mrs. Henry Neberman and Mrs. Wm. Schlamp spent Tuesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Downing (Lived in Lena). [18 April 1938 - Freeport Journal Standard]
George J. Henkel, 925 South Carroll Avenue, pharmacist at the Crawford pharmacy, West Stephenson Street, has purchased from Miss Clara Wagner, a fine building lot on South Liberty avenue, near Shawnee street, on which he will later build a new home. [22 April 1938 - Freeport Journal Standard]
Owing to the illness of judge Harry Edwards, Dixon, a decision in the case of Bert Michels, ct al., vs. Herman Rose and Tony Balsamo was not given in circuit court today. It had been announced that Judges Edwards. A. H. Manus, Freeport: Leon A. Zlck, Oregon, would meet here today to hand down a decision on a motion to dissolve an injunction which was grafted several months ago by Judge Edwards in the case. However, the Dixon jurist is offering from a cold and was unable to come here today. No definite date has been set for the hearing but it may come one week from today. The injunction was issued after Michel and other union barbers of Freeport filed action in circuit court contending that the defendants had violated terms of an agreement to charge 30 cents for haircuts and to close their places of business at 6pm each day except Saturday. [7 May 1938 - Freeport Journal Standard]
Mrs. Alice Watts who has been visiting in Aurora IL for several months has returned to Freeport and is again at the home of her brother-in-law and sister, Mr.a nd Mrs. George J. Dollmeyer, West Stephenson street. [14 May 1938 - Freeport Journal Standard]
Mrs. George J. Dollmeyer, West Stephenson street, acted as hostess for Mrs. Elizabeth McCluhan Friday night at the dinner given by her for the West End club at Mrs. J.R. Landt's, Mrs. McClunhan being too ill to attend [23 May 1938 - Freeport Journal Standard]
Three Freeport students Delores Richter d/o Mr. and Mrs. W. Richter South Miami Ave., Alice LeGrand d/o Mr. & Mrs. Oscar E. LeGrand West Elk St., and Elizabeth Speer d/o Mr. & Mrs. James N. Speer West Douglas st., were graduated yesterday from Junior College of Northern IL State Teachers College at DeKalb. [09 June 1938 - Freeport Journal Standard]
Little Jimmy Murphy, six year old son of Mr. & Mrs. A.C. Murphy, 1115 S. High Ave. accompanied his parents to Monroe Wisc. to visit the lad's grandparents. Suddenly he disappeared from the lawn where he had been playing and after a search of several hours, Monroe police were called. About this time their came a call from Orangeville stating that Harold Musser had picked the lad up about three miles south of Monroe. The boy had informed him he was going to Freeport. Subsequently the parents appeared at Orangeville where they found the boy at a filling station waiting for them. Mrs. Murphy said she believed the boy became lost while playing in the neighborhood and was unable to find his way back to his grandparents house so he started to walk to his home in Freeport. [13 June 1938 - Freeport Journal Standard]
Miss Marie Raders has just returned from Chicago where she completed a course in the latest haircut which produces a natural wave. Miss Raders is employed by Vilma's Beauty Shop, corner of Spring St. and Walnut Ave. Call Main 3140 for apointment. [18 June 1938 - Freeport Journal Standard]
Frank Borsdorf 508 W. Homer, has been advised of the death of his sister-in-law Mrs. Al Borsdorf who passed away in Chicago yesterday. Funeral services will be conducted there tomorrow. Mrs. Borsdorf whose maiden name was Catherine Burkhart was a native of Freeport. The following Freeporters have gone to Chicago to attend the funeral - Frank Borsdorf, Emma & Lou Borsdorf, Mrs. Edith Jacobs and Mrs. Mary Snyder. [04 August 1938, Freeport Journal Standard]
Mrs. Imo Neill of Chicago, spent the latter part of the week with Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Raders. Mr. Neill spent the weekend at the Rader home. [16 August 1938 Freeport Journal]
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Yordy, of Enid OK, are visiting at the home of Mrs. Yordy's parents, Mr.and Mrs. Morris Belknap, 1247 West Logan St. [29 August 1938 Freeport Journal]
Mr. and Mrs Michel and family, Freeport., visited on Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elery Yeager. [31 August 1938 Freeport Journal]
Mr. and Mrs. Walker Dollmeyer, who have been visiting in Freeport part of the past week, left this morning for their home in Philadelphia PA. They were accompanied on their motor trip by Mr. Dollmeyer's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George J. Dollmeyer, West Stephenson street, who will enjoy a short stay in the east. [22 September 1938 Freeport Journal Standard]
Mr. and Mrs. George J. Dollmeyer, West Stephenson street, who accompanied their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Walker Dollmeyer, on a motor trip to Philadelphia several weeks ago, returned home last evening. Mr. Dollmeyer has not taken many vacations during his business career - in fact, he said it's the first one he has taken in fifty years. He was greatly impressed with the beauties of Pennsylvania scenery and the model condition of the farming country. [06 October 1938 Freeport Journal Standard]
Mary Michel, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clem Michel. West American street, observed her eleventh birthday this afternoon with a party, inviting a group of her school friends to her home to a birthday supper. Patriotic decoraions were used on the table and the birthday cake was a special feature. Games are planned for the afternoon and early evening. [12 October 1938 Freeport Journal Standard]
Joe A. Kornfeind Speaker at 40 and 8 Meeting -- Tells many Interesting Facts about the Sudeten area
At the monthly dinner-meeting of Stephenson county vioture No. 180, 40 & 8, hedld last evening at American Legion home fan interesting talk was given byJoe E. Kornfeind, Freeport, on conditions which exist in the disputed Sudeten area of Czechoslovakia. The speaker, who made an extended visit to that region three years ago, gave his hearers many facts concerning the customs and living conditions, as well as information having to do with questions at issue during the recent European controversy. He presented various angles of the situation, which he said, have not been included in press dispatches and comment. 13 October 1938 Freeport Journal Standard
The Dorcas class of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed church will hold its monthly business meeting Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. Roy Dreyer, 625 West Chestnut street, with Mrs. Leo Dorsey and Mrs. Henry Ter Hark as assistant hostesses. Election of officers will be held and all members are requested to be present. [14 November 1938 Freeport Journal Standard]
Mr. and Mrs. Al Doll and daughter, Irene and Miss Marie Raders spent Sunday at Dickeyville, Wis. [21 November 1938 Freeport Journal Standard]
Mrs. Clarence Gamber, South Liberty Avenue, has gone to Chicago to attend the funeral services of Mrs. John Rosch, a former resident of Freeport, who passed away Sat. at the George Washington hospital, after a long illness. She was 56 years of age. Surviving are her husband and a daughter Miss Frances. [12 December 1938 Freeport Journal Standard]
Mrs. Lermond Dollmeyer, West Douglas street, is spending the week-end in Chicago with friends. [15 Apr 1939 - Freeport Journal Standard]
Mrs. Edward Dreyer, of Racine, Wis., is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Biersach, on Carroll street. This is the first visit Mrs. Dreyer has made in Freeport since her marriage last fall. [15 May 1939 - Freeport Journal Standard]
Miss Kathryn Kincannon, who left this morning for Cleveland Ohio was honor guest at a buffet supper last evening, given by Mrs. Roy Dreyer, West Chestnut street. [20 May 1939 - Freeport Journal Standard]
Barton, William and John Doyle, Mr. and Mrs. William Raders and family, Mrs.M.D. Finkenbinder, and Misses Mayme and Estella Kinsella and John Kinsella attended the funeral of Edward McGrath at Dubuque Wednesday. Mr. Grath lived here for a time having a partnership in the jewelry business. [29 May 1939 - Freeport Journal Standard]
Miss Margaret Schlamp of Freeport is spending two weeks at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Downing (In Lena). [17 Jul 1939 - Freeport Journal Standard]
Mrs. Charles Greier and daughter, Miss Jane Greier, Mrs. Harry Crain and Mrs. Robert Crain have just returned from Hardin, Mont., where they visited Mrs. Greier's brother, Roy Byrnes who formerly lived here and attended Freeport Schools. Before going to Hardin, in about 1918, Mr. Byrnes conducted a blacksmith shop on West Exchange street, together with H. Dreyer. Recently he and Wayne and Earl Beary, also of Hardin Mont., filed articles of incorporation for th Byrnes-Beary corporation to engage in manufacturing, mining, mercantile, commercial and industrial engineering and development with capital stock listed at $10,000 [20 August 1939 - Freeport Journal Standard]
John and Estella Kinsella and Mr. and Mrs. M.D. Finkenbinder attended the Kinsella reunion Sunday at Krape park. [22 August 1939 - Freeport Journal Standard]
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Henen and family of Rockford, John, Irene and Estella Kinsella were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Finkenbinder. [September 5, 1939 - Freeport Journal Standard]
Judgment for $262.66 is asked in an action filed in circuit court by Att. Marvin F. Burt in behalf of Wm. Henen and against Milton and Lewis Scheider. J.M. Childton seeks seeks Judgment for $97.17 against E.B. Reesser in an action filed by Atty. Burt. [September 5, 1939 - Freeport Journal Standard]
Mr. and Mrs. Walker Dollmeyer tomorrow are returning to their home in Philadelphia, after a visit here with Mr. Dollmeyers' mother Mrs. G.J. Dollmeyer, 679 West Stephenson street, who will accompany them. [03 October 1939 - Freeport Journal Standard]
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Biersach of Carroll street, have been notified of the arrival of a son to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dreyer of Racine Wisc. This makes Louis a grandpa. [14 October 1939 - Freeport Journal Standard]
Mrs. George Dollmeyer lost a valuable gold watch and chain last night between the book store and the Pacific restaurant. She will reward the finder. [15 October 1939 - Freeport Journal Standard]
Cars driven by J.O. Kornfeind, 52, 647 North Waddell avenue and Ernest L. Burdge, 23, of 441 North Nursery avenue, collided two miles west of Freeport on route 20 Saturday, with the result that both machines were badly damaged. Russell Heitter, South Oak avenue, was riding in the Burdge car, which turned over. None of the occupants was injured although all three were shaken up and slightly bruised. The accident was investigated by Deputy Sheriff Ray Mead. [30 October l 1939 - Freeport Journal Standard]
Mrs. Frank Raders of Manchester Iowa came Monday for a visit with Mrs. Josie Raders and family. [24 November 1939 - Freeport Journal Standard]
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Matson, of Kohler Wisc. were week-end guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Dreyer, 625 West Chestnut street [December 4, 1939 - Freeport Journal Standard]
Mrs. George A. Dilly and son Raymond recently moved to 807 South Chippewa Avenue Freeport, from their country home in Ridott twp. Thirty of their friends staged a surprise and housewarming on them Friday night which was a most enjoyable affairs. Cards and games were played and a buffet lunch was served at midnight. [11 December, 1939 - Freeport Journal Standard]
Mrs. L.E. Jacobs and Mrs. Stanley Rosenstiel were hostesses at a farewell party last night at the Rosenstiel home on North Nursery avenue, honoring their sister, Mrs. Charles Huber, who with her family is leaving to make her home in Danville IL. Five hundred was played, favors being won by MissMary Kinsella, Mrs. F.L. Campbell and Mrs. H.A. Huber. Refreshments were enjoyed after the game. Mrs. Huber was presented with a handsome gift. [27 January 1940- Freeport Journal Standard]
Mr. and Mrs. M.D. Finkenbinder and family spent Easter Sunday at the John Kinsella home. [26 March 1940 - Newspaper Unknown]
A variety shower which had been postponed during the winter months was given Sunday afternoon at the home of Mrs. William Lobdell near Lena, for Mrs. Allen Noler, nee Esther Trost. Attending from here were the Misses Lona Offenheiser, Lola Hasselman, Margueritte and Elaine Raders. [09 April 1940 Freeport Journal Standard]
Mr. & Mrs. John McCullough and family of Harrison and Mr. & Mrs. August Richter of Freeport were callers at the Wm. Westphal home in Rock City on Tuesday. [24 May 1940 Freeport Journal Standard]
Norbert Richter, son of Mr. & Mrs. A.J. Richter 476 South Miami Ave., who is a student at the North American College at Rome Italy, has informed his parents by cable that he will sail from Naples on the U.S.S. Manhattan Saturday June 1. Both the entire college and faculty have been advised by the American embassy in Rome to return to the U.S. since Italy's entrance into the war seems imminent. The Manhattan is believed to be the last refugee ship leaving the area, booked to overflowing with 1900 Americans anxious to leave. Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Richter and daughter Delores plan to leave for N.Y. to meet Norbert and accompany him back to Freeport. [28 May 1940 Freeport Journal Standard]
Polo News Briefs - Rev. and Mrs. Albion Tavenner and family, of Rockford, and Dr. and Mrs. John L. Tavenner, of Dixon, visited at the home of the Messrs Tavenner’s mother, Mrs. Treasa [sic] Tavenner, on Sunday. Others who visited in the Tavenner home in Sunday were: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Opal and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Opal and Mrs. Prop[?] of Freeport. [19 June 1940 Freeport Journal-Standard, page 11, column 3. Contributed by Larry Reynolds]
Last evening, Miss Flannery entertained the "Get-Together" bridge club at the home of the Misses Mary and Irene Kinsella, on West John street. The announcement of her ingagement was found in a pack of playing cards. Favors in bridge went to Mrs. George J. Henkel, Miss Marie McCarthy, Miss Irene Kinsella dn the traveling prize to Mrs. Albert Clark. Refreshments were served at a pretty table decorated with yellow roses, sweet peas and lighted with tapers. Miss Flannery came to Freeport four and a half years ago from Chicago, since which time she has been instructor of nurses in the training school at St. Francis hospital. Her name is in DeWitt Iowa. [26 July 1940 Freeport Journal-Standard,]
Miss Carmen Flannery, superintendent of nurses at St. Francis hospital, was guest of honor at a pre-nuptiall kitchen shower Saturday night, given by Mrs. Karl Balles and the Misses Mary and Irene Kinsella and Charlotte Noll at the Balles home on East Washington street. Miss Flannery's marriage takes place in the early autumn. Bridge was played, favors going to Miss Flannery, Mrs. John Carpenter and Miss Cuna Clark, the guest prize and many shower gifts being received by Miss Flannery. Lunch was served at a prettily decorate table, garden flowers and tapers in pastel shades, carrying out the color scheme. Figurines of bride and groom were used as a centerpiece. 15 July 1940 Freeport Journal-Standard
Miss Eulaylia Fitzpatrick, of Grand Rapids Nebraska was an overnight guest Saturday in the M.D. Finkenbinder home. On Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Finkenbinder, their daughters, Thelma and Mary Beth and their guest attended the family picnic at the John Kinsella home in Dublin. [13 August 1940 Freeport Journal-Standard]
Mrs. Clara Herrick has given up her home on North Green Avenue and is living at the Licondo Hotel. [28 October 1940 Freeport Journal-Standard]
Mrs. T.K. Best, Mrs. George J. Dollmeyer, Mrs. Jacob Weiss have returned from Newton IA, where they were guests at a house party given by Mrs. Matilda Wendt. Mrs. A.E. Hanke, another guest, remained for a week's visit. [07 November 1940 - Freeport Journal Standard]
The monthly community meeting was held Thursday night at Dublin school north of town. Serving on the committee were the Hugo Neebel, FloydMiller, Jesse Miller and William Raders families. Cards furnished entertainment for the forty people present. Prizes were won by John Kinsella, Estella Kinsella,Mrs. Jesse Miller and Arch Solt. [18 January 1941 Freeport Journal Standard]
Walker Dollmeyer of Philadelpha PA is spending a few days with his mother, Mrs. George J. Dollmeyeer, West Stephenson street, before leaving for Burbank Calif., to accept a position with the Lockheed Aircraft corporation. Mrs. Dollmeyer is spending the time with her parents at Galva IL and will join her hsuband at Galesburg and they will go together to the Pacific coast. [04 February 1941 Freeport Journal Standard]
Peter W. O'Rourke, Illinois Central Conductor, Retires: One of the veteran Illinois Central railroad conductors, Peters W. O'Rourke, who resides at 803 South Carroll avenue, completed his final run last Saturday and has retired after 52 years of service. Mr. O'Rourke entered service in the Amboy district on June 29, 1893, as a brakeman, and was promoted to conductor on Nov. 8, 1897. For many years he was a passenger conductor between Freeport and Amboy. His recent run had been between Freeport and Clinton, Ill. He is a former city alderman, having served two terms. July 17, 1943, Mr. O'Rourke was one of a group of 23 Illinois Central veteran employees who were honored at a testimonial dinner given at the Palmer House, in Chicago, after having completed half a century in the service of the road [13 April 1943 Freeport Journal Standard Contributed by Karen Fyock]
Miss Charlotte Noll, Prospect Terrace, Freeport, Ill., has completed an advanced training course in radiography of the head which was conducted by Purdue university March 27-31. The school of pharmacy at Purdue and the General Electric X-Ray corporation sponsored the course as a technical service to users of x-ray equipment. Enrollment was limited to members of the medical and dental professions. Miss Noll was one of 23 technicians who represented hospital and clinics from five midwest states. She is a laboratory and x-ray technician in the offices of Drs. Rockey and Bunchman, West Exchange street, and a trained nurse. [1950 Clipping - contributed by Karen Fyock]
An outside public address system, given in memory of William Korth, son of the Russell Korths, Freeport Route 3 was dedicated Sunday at Emmanuel Evangelical Congregational Church, Cedarville. Young Korth died July 14 in a tractor accident. Carols and chimes are played each evening during the Avent season over the loudspeaker system. (20 Dec 1967 Freeport Journal Standard; Shared by Robin Pardus)
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