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Will County, IL Newspapers

Joliet Weekly News, March 30, 1888
Sub. by K. Torp

At the home of the bride's parents in Will, march 22, by Rev. Geo Dunlap, sylvester S. Dennis and Mary J. Budda


Joliet Weekly News, March 30, 1888
Sub. by K. Torp
At the Richards Street M.E. parsonage, by Rev. W.H. Holmes, March 19, Mr. John Gottschalg and Miss Laura Free, both of Joliet. After a short tour south they will live in this city on the East Side.

Samuel Grimm of Wacker and Lillian Bennett of Thomson were united in marriage in Chicago Monday, November 15, 1909.
[Daily Journal, Savanna, Carroll County, Illinois November 18, 1909 - Sub. by Alice Horner
(Alice Hornerís note: Samuel Grimm was the brother of Ferdinand Grimm, who owned and operated the creamery in Wacker, Mount Carroll Township, Carroll County, Illinois. This Grimm family came to America April 13, 1896 aboard the ship La Touraine, which had departed from Le Havre, France. Their mother, Maria Grimm (unknown maiden name) and their 18-year-old sister Margaretha came with them. This information came from the New York Passenger Lists, on Ancestry.com, the only source I could find [on May 28, 2012] which showed this family. Iím not certain where Samuel Grimm lived when they first immigrated, but his brother Ferdinand was living with another brother, Fred Grimm in Bloomfield Township, Waushara County, Wisconsin when the 1900 US Federal Census was taken. Ferdinand and Samuel appear to have moved to Wacker, Carroll County, Illinois sometime between 1905-1909. Lillian Bennettís full name was Florence Lillian Bennett, whose parents were Parker Judson and Margaret B. [Livingston] Bennett. The Bennetts were farmers on Thomson, Carroll County, Illinois, which is several miles south of Wacker. Samuel and Lillian apparently moved to Crete, Will County, Illinois soon after their marriage, and probably lived in Crete the rest of their lives. They are buried in the Adams Cemetery in Crete.)

Joliet Weekly News, March 30, 1888
Sub. by K. Torp

At the residence of Mrs. Sarah Lineberger on North Chicago street by Rev. O.F. mattison, march 22, 1888, Mr. James E. Harley, of Elwood, to Miss Emma Linebarger, of Joliet, Ill. There were present only the immediate relatives of the parties. Miss Linebarger was a member of the Ottawa street M.E. church and has made many warm friends during her stay in the city. They will resid eon a farm near Elwood. many good wishes go with them.

"The Will County Commecial Advertiser", October 15, 1879
Sub. by Norita Shepherd Moss

"Lockport... Last Sunday morning at ten o'clock at the Episcopal church in this place Rev. McKim united in wedlock Mr. Robert F. Watkins of Joliet and Miss Emma Bogardus of Homer.


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