Local News - 1901

From the Lake County Independent,
4 January 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Dr. G. A. Paul von Lohen, a registered doctor in the state of Michigan, although not as yet licensed to practice medicine as a physician in the state of Illinois, has selected Rockefeller as his future home and will be ready to adminisiter to the sick as soon as he receives his credentials from the department of health. He is a graduate of the medical department of Georgia, Augusta, the University of Goettingen, Germany, and we wishhime the success which we feel he deserves. It may be of interst to some to be reminded of the decision of the supreme court in Ottowa, Ill., Oct. 21, 1900, declaring the law prohibiting salesmen and merchants from dealing in medicines unconstitutional, and anyone in need may be supplied by Dr. Lohen.
 
Ivanhoe Mr. Benjamin Davis was an Ivanhoe visitor last Sunday.

Miss Lillian Payne returned to her duties last Tuesday.

Mrs. H. D. Wells is reported on the sick list at present writing.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Vanplew are visiting relatives in Wisconsin at present writing.

Ernest Beckwith has gone to Wheaton, where he expects to attend school the remainder of the school year.

Our miller, Mr. F. S. Dolph, is doing a rushing business at present. He occasionally has to grink until midnight to keep up with the immense trade he is receiving.
 
Diamond Lake Benj. F. Davis visited relatives here last week.

Miss Mattie Hodgkins is spending her vacation at home.

Mr. and Mrs. Einsman went to Milwaukee for Christmas.

Rev. Vincent received a nice Bible from his Diamond Lake friends.

Miss Ann Lill spent Christmas with her parents here and attended Christmas exercises at the church.

Last week several men went to the church and sawed the wood, so you may come next Sunday and not freeze.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
11 January 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Lynn Colby, of Libertyville, was in our village Tuesday.

Miss Mary MacArthur returned to her home at Waupaca, Wis., last week.

Joe King is night operator for the Wisconsin Central Ry. Co., at Lake Villa.

Mrs. Chas. Lusk was called to Kankana, Wis., last week by the illness of her mother.

Henry Kublank is taking a vacation on account of a lame back. His brother Herman is taking his place.

Fred Shaddle and family, of Michigan, arrived here last week rather unexpectedly, giving their relatives a pleasant surprise.

Miss Mable and Vera Mae Rudolph, of River View, visited their cousin, Glenn Herld Knigge, at Rockefeller a few days last week.

Frank and Anna Cronkhite returned to Beloit where Frank will resume his studies. Miss Anna will not enter school again on account of poor health.

Carroll Gridley, who is attending the Evanston high school, and Miss Hattie, an Evanston teacher, spent their Holiday vacation with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Gridley.

Owing to sudden changes in the weather much sickness prevails. Mrs. Gridley, who has been very sick, is improving; Mrs. Holcomb's mother, Mrs. Carson of Boscobel, Wis., is convalescent, and Johnny Rouse is reported to be on the gain.

William Hodge, Co. E., 37th Inf., U.S.V., brother of John Hodge left Manila, P.I., yesterday on the transport Sheridan for home. The 37th regiment was one of the first of the volunteer regiments sent to the Philippines and the boys have been on the firing line all of the time and saw a great deal of hard service on Luzon Island.

Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King and Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Cook drove to Wauconda last Tuesday night to attend the old folk's dance (of course young people were also invited to attend) and they report a most enjoyable evening.
 
Diamond Lake Miss Hodgkins returned to her school the first of the week.

The choir will meet at Mrs. Geo. Mitchell's for practice Saturday evening.
 
Ivanhoe Mr. Anthony Putnam is very poorly at present writing.

Miss Agnes Payne, of Libertyville, spent New Year's day at Ivanhoe.

Miss Cora Beck, of Druces Lake, visited with Mr. F.M. Smith and family last week.

Mr. and Mrs. James Davis have been suffering with la grippe the past week, both are on the road to recovery at present.

Miss Edith Beckwith returned home Sunday, after visiting a couple of days in Libertyville.

Mr. Hugo Brixon presented his daughter, Mrs. Annie Wirtz, with a new washing machine for a Christmas present.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hawthorne and baby Leslie and the former's mother, Mrs. Grimes, visited Mrs. J. B. Dykes recently.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
18 January 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller John Rouse is able to be out again, after his second attack of typhoid fever.

W. R. Morse moved to Ravenswood this week, where he expects a position as cutter in a meat market.

Lester Burdick and wife, of Wauconda, were the guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Burdick, last Sunday.

Albert Litchfield is again in our midst. He has been working in South Dakota and of course has some great stories to tell.

Died, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ida Green, Kaukauna, Wis., Jan. 10, 1901, Mrs. Ellen Bliss. Deceased was born at Woodstock, Vermont, May 11, 1829. Ellen Watson came to Chicago with her aunt, Mrs. Marsh, in 1835 and came to Lake County the following year, settling in the town of Fremont just west of Ivanhoe. In thoses days the Indian was thier most frequent visitor. Then too it was a common sight to see deer in their yard, and the stillness of the night broken by the howl of the wolf. In 1850 she was married to Thadius M. Bliss. By their union eight children were born, six of whom are still living, Mrs. Byron Colby, of Libertyville, Ill.; Mrs. Clara Nelson, of Tilden, Nebr.; Mrs. David Bliss, of Tilden, Nebr.; Mrs. Lizzie Philips, of Russel, Minn.; Mrs. Ida Green, of Kaukauna, Wis.; Mrs. Maud Lusk, or Rockefeller, Ill. Mrs. Bliss was buried in the Ivanhoe cemetery on Monday, the old freinds and neighbors gathering to pay their last respects to one they always held dear. In her death passed another of Lake County's oldest settlers and whose life was full of interest; one whom to know was but to love. The setting of her sun was but the awakening before the dawn of a more bright and glorious perfect day that knows no ending.
 
Diamond Lake Mrs. D. Ritzenthaler has the grip.

E. Wilcox and wife visited relatives in Palatine last Saturday.

Warren Darby donated a load of wood to the church last week. Let others follow a good example.

Mr. R. A. Smith and wife, also Geo. Smith's wife are reported on the sick list. Dr. Galloway was in attendance.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
25 January 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Help the movement to raise funds to add good books to the school library by attending the entertainment, Feb. 2nd, and hear Miss Lovedale recite "Sally Ann's Experience," "The Sleeping Car," by W.D. Howells; "His Mother's Sermon," and poems by James Whitcomb Riley. Rev. Stevens, of Grayslake, is considered a very good singer and you will be well entertained besides "patronizing home industry."

School Notes
The complete set of twenty books, the course of reading this year for the members of the Illinois Pupils' Reading Circle, have been ordered and will cost $9.85.
 
Ivanhoe John Vanplew has been visiting relatives at Gages Lake recently.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Brainerd have been suffering with la grippe the past week.

Edith Wagner has been very sick the last few days, but is improving at present.

Miss Anna Dorfler has been spending a few days with her sister Clara, who resides at Volo.

Mr. W. J. Dietz has purchased the "Lewis Ritta" farm and will move onto same next spring.

Mrs. B. Farnsworth, of Mayfair, is assisting in taking care of her father, who is very poorly at present.

The latest reports from Mr. John Meikle are to the effect that he is certainly on the road to recovery. We are all very glad to hear this good news.

The many friends of Mrs. Ellen Bliss will be grieved to hear of her untimely death which occured Jan. 10th, at her late home in Kaukauna, Wis. Funeral services were held at Ivanhoe last week Monday.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
1 February 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller J. E. Holcomb was in Chicago Monday on business.

Mr. Gridley and wife, of Chicago were guests of his parents recently.

Nearly one hundred men came out from the city to harvest ice at Diamond Lake.

The many friends of J. J. Rouse are glad to see him on our streets again, after his recent illness.

Mrs. Frank Thomas spent several days with her sister, Mrs. Ford, who is at present in Chicago. Mrs. Ford's health is very poor and her friends have no hopes for her recovery.

Lester Burdick, John Albright, Lew Broncheon, Otto King, C. Dressen, Theo. Swan and Herman Kublank are in the employ of the Knickerbocker Ice Company putting up ice at Diamond Lake. They began work last Tuesday.

Another of the early Lake County settlers went to his reward when the life spark in the breast of Mr. Anthony Putnam flickered and went out. Mr. Putnam was one of the oldest inhabitants of this place and a large portion of his life was spent in this vicinity. He was a man of kind and gently disposition, and his life has been one of usefulness in the community in which he lived. He had many friends who loved and respected him, and those who knew him best loved him most. Peace to his memory.
 
Ivanhoe The school is planning for special exercises on Lincoln's birthday. Watch for particulars later.

Mary Becker has been suffering with la grippe for a number of days past, but she is a little beter at present writing.

The many friends of Mrs. J.B. Dykes will be grieved to learn of her death, which occurred last Friday night. The deceased had been suffering with pneumonia for about two weeks previous to her death.

After suffering with cancer of the stomach for a long time, Mr. Anthony Putnam passed away last Thursday about noon. He had lived in this vicinity for a great many years and had won the respect and esteem of all who knew him.

School Notes
The pupils who were perfect in attendance and punctuality during the past school month are: Daisy VanPlew, Etta Grabbe, Harry Cole, Raymond Payne, Roy Chamberlain, Bertie Chamberlain, John Wirtz, and Emma Chamberlain; those perfect in attendance but not in punctuality were: Mortie Fosket, Andrew Decker, Lola Smith, Charlie Dolph and Dora Dorfler.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
8 February 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller The young people of this village enjoyed a sleigh ride last Tuesday night.

Messrs. Hecketsweiler, Grabbe, Wirtz and Wells were Chicago visitors last Monday.

Mrs. E. J. Willey, of Boscobel, Wis. is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. J. E. Holcomb.

A number of the friends of B. Thomas met at his home last Friday evening and he was agreeably surprised. Games and other amusements were enjoyed by all. Refreshments were served.
 
Ivanhoe
Howard Beach was sick with tonsilitis last week. Miss Florence Bryant spent last week visiting in Chicago.

George Brainerd returned to his school duties last Saturday.

Richard Duddles attended the Farmer's Institute at Millburn last Friday and Saturday.

Some of the members of the eighth grade have decided to take up the study of Algebra, and a class has been organized.

We are informed that there is soon to be another store in Ivanhoe. We are told that Mrs. Bensinger, of Wadsworth is going to be the proprietor.
 
Fremont Center C. M. Vogell is visiting old friends at Fremont.

Miss Mary Luby arrived here last Saturday from Kankakee.

Miss Jane Traut is visiting her mother, Mrs. Catherine Traut.

Mr. and Mrs. Luby's infant daughter died last Wednesday evening.

John Raasch of Milwaukee, is visiting with his brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Luby.

George Tecampe has the misfortune to fall and cut his face very badly though not seriously.

Miss Cora Wagner and Nick Galster attended the masquerade ball at Long Grove last Saturday evening.

Ed Wagner and Miss Luella Meyer attended the masquerade at Long Grove last Saturday evening.

Frank Dietz and family will move on his farm the first of March, and Mr. Euault will move on the farm he purchased from C.P. Thomas.
 
Diamond Lake There will be a primative old fashioned "donation" at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ray Friday evening (to-night). The old boys and girls are especially urged to be presnet. There is a good time in store for all. Proceeds for benefit of the Diamond Lake church.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
15 February 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. Delos Ames is attending U.S. Court as juror in the city this week.

The heaviest snow storms of recent years passed through this place during the past two weeks. Feb. 3d the wind blew a gale drifting the snow in all directions and blocking the roads. The storm last Friday night was nearly as bad. The cold was intense. At this writing the sleighing is very good.

There are a great many things that add to the beauty, attractiveness and utility of a village. Good roads and sidewalks, well kept door yards and lawns and many other little things that do not cost much but mean a great deal in the end. Let this year be a record breaker for good roads, sidewalks, and everything else that tends to make Rockefeller one of the model towns of the county. The late census shows that the populationof this county has increased more than any other inthe state except Cook County and if people are encouraged tomove here the village will grow.

School Notes

About fifteen pupils were disappointed last Friday as it was impossible to attend the school entertainment at Ivanhoe.

A splendid program was rendered by the pupils on the anniversary of the birthof Lincoln, Feb. 12th.

The next entertainment will be given by home talent in the school house Friday evening, March 1st. A play entitled "Uncle Jack" is the principal feature.

Dramatis Personae
Mr. Charles Montgomery - Paul Ray
Jack Fenton - John Hodge
Constable Stubbs - Philip Ames
Mrs. Charels Montgomery - Emma Meyer
Martha Blake (her poor sister) - Cora Thomas
Widow McGill - Hester Bilinski
Nancy Mahony - Theodore Swan


Five dollars were cleared at the entertainment given Feb. 2nd. We are indebted to Mr. Geo. Harden, Miss Anna Cronkhite and others for their willing service when most needed.
 
Ivanhoe Richard Duddles is working onthe ice at the Armour Ice House at Round Lake.

Mrs. Cole has been on the sick list for the last few days, but is better at present.

We understand that George Brainerd is home now to remain all summer. He comes home because ofthe poor health of his father.

The parties who stole the fur robes and horse blanket belonging to the sleighing party from Ivanhoe last Saturday night, while the team was standing in a certain place in Libertyville, were eveidently lurking around to see what they could steal. It is also very evident that the person or persons reside very near Libertyville, as it was at a late hour that said articles were stolen. It looks very much as though the deed was perpetrated by parties who reside right in town, as it is not very likely that anyone in from the country would be so mean. It was not only a mean trick, but is was a criminal offense. This is not the first time that such work has been done in Libertyville, as a certain person recently had a pair of new woolen blankets stolen from his horses. This deed wasdone at the same place where the robes and blankets were stolen last Saturday night. We have only one thing to say to the guilty parties, and that is, they will be caught doing one of their fiendish work andthat the penalty which they deserve will be dealt to them just as severe as the law allows.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
22 February 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Let's incorporate Rockefeller.

Miss Hattie Gridley, of Evanston, was the guest of her parents last Sunday.

Charlotte Harmon, of Diamond Lake, who has been afflicted with croup is improving.

Those who have been confined with sickness are : Carl Bader, Raymond Gossell and Howard Von Lohen.

Mr. F. C. Farwell and sister-in-law, of Lake Forest and Chicago, respecively were the guest of J. E. Holcomb last Sunday.

There are about a hundred men engaged in the ice harvest at Diamond Lake, at this writing. On account of a scarcity of men and the stormy weather the work has progressed very slowly.

Those who have read several of the P.R.C. books are: Frank Vickery, Charles Proctor, Frank Wirtz, Ralph Rouse, John Rouse, Fred Buesching, Justin Bilinski, Emma Meyer and Hester Bilinski.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. Meikle spent a few days in our village last week.

Mrs. James Davis was a Wauconda visitor last Monday.

H. W. Beach was able to resume his school duties last Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. James Davis left the first of the week for their future home in Chicago.

Ernest Daddles, of Millburn came home last Friday to attend the party which was given at the hall.

We are informed that we are to lose another of our esteemed and respected families, Mr. James Van Plew having rented his place to Mr. Orgaard. As to when and where Mr. Van Plew's folks are going, we are not prepared to state.

Last Sunday, while he was at work at Diamond Lake, Harry Decker thought he would try an experiment so he ventured to walk on the water, and as is always the case he received a "good ducking." The way of the transgressor is hard.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
1 March 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Joe King is station agent at Stevens'Point Wis., this week.

Mrs. E. J. Willey will return to her home at Boscobel, Wis., next Monday.

Harry Kramer and Myron Wells were absent from school this week on account of illness.

Mrs. Lang, of Chicago, a sister of Mrs. Peter Lichtfeld is visiting at the Lichtfeld home at present.

Last Monday was the anniversary of the birth of R. W. Cook, and Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Wheaton, of Chicago, Mrs. Jessie Drury and son Leo and John Cook, of Diamond Lake, and Mr. and Mrs. E. Cook, of Gilmer, spent the day at his home. A royal good time was enjoyed by all and we wish Mr. Cook many happy returns of the day.

This is the time of year when the people move, especially in the country. Rockefeller and vicinity will see quite a little of it this spring. Already there is symptoms of it. E.J. Butterfield has moved into one of the vacant houses this week and Frank Knigge and family are once more residents of our village. We hear from a worthy source that R.A. Smith and family will join us soon. Mr. and Mrs. Ransom and Mrs. Louis Handy contemplate taking up their abode in our village. Undoubtedly there will be no empty houses in this town two months hence.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
8 March 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Bert Swan made a trip to Milwaukee this week.

Cattle and hogs were shipped from this point by the new firm of Knigge & Lusk.

Mr. J. H. Cronkhite and daughter Miss Anna were Chicago visitors last Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Delos Ames are entertaining Mrs. Ames' sister, of Michigan, who has spent the winter in California.

Mrs. E. J. Willey returned to her home at Boscobel, Wis., last Monday. Mrs. Holcomb and Mrs. Cronkhite accompanied her as far as Waukesha.

School Notes

We are indebted to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hicks for contributing a dollar to the Pupils Reading Circle fund.

Those who have received diplomas for Pupils Reading Circle work are: Fred Buesching, Ralph Rouse, Frank Vickery, Paul Ray, Emma Meyer, John Rouse, Justin Bilinski, Anna Bader, Charles Proctor, Edwin Cook, Emma Voelker and Madge Proctor. More books will be purchased soon.

The school entertainment last Friday night was well patronized and $17.46 was cleared. All features were heartily applauded. In the play "Uncle Jack," Theo. Swan who so ably acted the role of the Irish servant, Nancy Mahoney, proved himself to be a very good actor, and all the pupils did credit to themselves by acting their parts so well. Miss Tillie Rouse, of Diamond Lake, gave two recitations which were appreciated. The Lakeside Orchestra of Wauconda did not appear on the scene and Mr. W. J. Hogan arrived just in time to be too late. We wish to heartily thank those who so willingly aided us to make this entertainment a success as we fully appreciate such loyal support.
 
Ivanhoe Otis Smith was on the sick list last week, but is now able to be in school again.

We are greatly indebted to John Orgaard for his kindness in taking the young people for so many sleigh rides.

Rev. W. B. D. Gray, state missionary of Wyoming, was with us last Sunday. Mr. Gray was formerly a resident of Ivanhoe.

Mr. Simpson slipped and fell on a little patch of ice one day last week. We have not heard how seriously he was injured.

School Notes
The semi-annual county examination questions are expected to arrive very soon.

The pupils neither absent nor tardy during the past month were: Daisy Van Plew, Etta Grabbe, Tony Dorfler, Raymond Payne, Rob Chamberlain, Lola Smith. Those not absent but tardy were: Susie Payne, Mortie Fosket, Rudolph Dorfler, Bert Chamberlain, Dora Dorfler, Emma Kuebker.
 
Diamond Lake Mr. G. Ray is quite sick with tonsilitus.

Rudolph Lafrantz, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, is visiting old freinds here.

Mr. M. Poulton, of Morgantown, Ind., visited friends and relatives here recently.

Miss Viloet Start, of Rondout, is visiting at Wm. Rouse's.

On Thursday night Willie Lemker was happily surprised by his young friends. A very pleasant time was spent after which supper was served. All departed to their homes regretting that Willie is soon to leave here and make his home at Leithton.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
15 March 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. J. E. Holcomb is quite sick at this writing.

Mrs. John Wells is reported quite sick at this writing.

R. A. Smith, of Prairie View, has purchased the late Thos. Cooper's residence.

Postmaster Will Knigge and son, Master Glen, were in the city on business Tuesday.

Our supervisor, Mr. Meyer, attended the County Board meeting at Waukegan this week.

Mrs. Fannie E. Smith, of Menesha, Wis., is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Cook at present.

Albert Wilcox, of Seattle, Wash., have returned home to take charge of the Gridley farm near Prairie View.

Mr. Payne has purchased Mr. Rouse's store building. We hear from a worthy source that Robert Rouse will conduct a grocery in connection with his meat market.

Those who received diplomas this week from J.H. Freeman, President of Illinois Pupils' Reading Circle, Springfield, are: Leroy Proctor, Otto King, Cora Thomas, Eva Rouse, John Holcomb, Emmet Bilinski, Philip Ames, Will Hecketsweiler.

It may be in order to speak of Rockefeller village needs as well as its acquisitions. The first and greatest need is decent sidewalks. This is a serious drawback to a greater population. Other crying needs are street lamps, a town hall, and better train service.
 
Ivanhoe Ruth Wells has been sick for a few days, but is better at present writing.

Miss Sarah Joice is on the sick list. She has our deepest sympathy in her misfortune.

Mrs. Frank Dolph has been on the sick list for the last few day. She is improving a little at present.

Miss Kate Decker is suffering with an attack of the scarlet fever at the home of her aunt in South Evanston.

Mrs. Dorfler and son Tony spent last Saturday and Sunday visiting in Chicago. Miss Anna returned home with them, after an absence of several weeks.

Those from here who attended the "Reading Circle" last Saturday were: Misses Rose Simpson, Pearl Smith, Susie Payne, and Messrs. Leo F. Jeaumene and T. H. Decker.

Miss Lottie Cole went to Chicago last Wednesday, where she wills pend a few days learning the spring fashions in millinery. She will then proceed to Belleville, Wis., where she has secured a position.

Last Saturday John Meikle arrived home from Chicago. Although we are very sorry to say that he has not fully recovered from his illness, we are all very glad to see him back and wish him a speedy recovery.

While working at the Armour ice house a week or two ago, Richard Duddles received a wound on the top of his foot which laid him up for a few days. Dr. Shaeffer dressed the injured member and now it is doing as well as could be expected.

The community was greatly shocked to hear of the calamity which befell Prof. Gaggin, of Gurnee, Sunday, March 3rd. Mr. Gaggin was well known here, having taught our school several years ago. He has our deepest sympathy in his sorrow and bereavement.

School Notes

Harry Decker is the latest addition to the eighth grade.

Tony Dorfler has begun work for Mr. Hardin, of Rockefeller.

The Literary Society elected officers last Friday, as follows: Pres., Etta Grabbe; vice Pres., Susie Payne; Sec., Ada Kuebker. The next program will be given March 22nd.
 
Diamond Lake Mrs. H. Ost is on the sick list.

Mrs. Einsman is on the sick list.

Miss Luella Mitchell is suffering with a severe cold.

E. C. Sabin visited his brother in Chicago on Sunday.

Miss Maxham has returned home after visiting relatives in Lake Forest and Waukegan.

Mr. Lemker and family moved to Leithton on Monday where they will make their home.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
22 March 1901
100 Years Ago
Front Page Stricken While at Caucus :
Michael Wirtz Dies after but a Short Illness


Michael Wirtz, Sr., one of the most prominent farmers in Fremont Township, suffered a paralytic stroke Saturday, which caused his death the following Tuesday.
Mr. Wirtz was in attendance upon the town caucus and had participated in making nominations. Suddenly and without warning hefell forward, apparently in great pain. Friends lifted him to a seat and hurridly inquired as to his illness. the afflicted man was unable to answer and it was immediately realized from his attitude that his entire right side was affected. He was removed to his home, a mile and a half north-west of Ivanhoe, and medical aid summoned. An examination revealed the cause of his sudden collapse and it was with saddened hearts his friends learned ofhis condition. He gradually grew weaker and Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock peacefully passed away, without being able to address any of the members of his family. His entire right side and the right side of his face had become paralyzed, rendering him speechless as well as helpless.
Deceased was prominent in Fremont township political circles, having always taken an active interest in town and county affairs. He was widely known and universally respected and admired. Upright and honest in all his transactions, he had become a dominant factor in the affairs of his community, political, social and religious.
Mr. Wirtz was a staunch republican. He had been honored with twice being sent as a delegate to the Congressional District Convention in Chicago, and when Lake county was in the Third Congressional District he was a memeber of the Central Committee. He served two years on the Central Committee of Lake county. The office of Township Supervisor he also filled with credit to himself and satisfaction to his constituents. For nine years he served as school director and has filled other public offices, which indicates the confidence imposed imposed in him by his constituents.
He was born in Luxemburg, Germany, July 7, 1833, where he spent his boyhood days. When twenty years of age he embarked from Havre, France, upon a sailing vessel, which after thirty-eight days dropped anchor in New York harbor. He came west and engaged as a farm hand at $15 per month in Cook county, and from that position he steadily advanced until he became one of the wealthy citizens of Lake county.
When twenty-four years of age Mr. Wirtz married Miss Caroline Hapke, a native of Hanover, Germany, and thier union was blessed with nine children: August, John, Michael, Carrie, who died in infancy; Lizzie, Fred, George, who died at the age of 19; Frank and Carrie M.
Funeral services were held Friday from the home.
 
Rockefeller Hibbard Ames has gone to Montana to spend the summer.

Lovedall King has been seriously ill the past week but is now improving.

Frank Knigge has moved into the house recently vacated by Harry Winfield.

Joe King has returned from Stockton, Wis. Joe is now a full fledged operator with a bright future before him.

Will Hodge is again able to be out among his friends. We hope this is the last trouble he will experience from his trip.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Emma Grabbe was sick with a cold a few days recently.

Mr. John Van Plew visited with relatives at Gages Lake last Friday.

Mrs. Meikle has been suffering with an attack of tonsilitis the last few days. She is improving at present.

School Notes

Dean Wells has been quite sick during the past week.

Quite a number have been absent during the past week on account of vaccination and sickness.
 
Diamond Lake H. Blows is on the sick list.

Mrs. G. Ost, Sr., is very sick with inflammatory rheumatism.

D. Aynsley moved into the house recently occupied by Mr. Lempker.

School Notes

Those who have ranked highest in their studies are: A division - Willie Ray, first; Freddie Towner and Elmer Gosswiller, tie for second place; B division - Laura Towner, first; Mamie Hokemeyer, second place; second year - Gordon Ray, first; Rob rouse, second; first year - Hiram Bartlett, first and Tom cooper second place.

Those who have been neither tardy nor absent this term and entitled to a chance for the Roll of Honor are: Tillie Hokemeyer, Ella Towner, Willie Ray, Elmer Gosswiller, Robert Rouse and Tom Cooper. Those tardy but not absent are Marguerite Staats and Hiram Bartlett.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
29 March 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Geo. Snyder is now employed by John Wells.

Miss Hattie Gridley, who teaches in Evanston, spent her vacation with her parents this week.

John Albright returned to Biscay, Minn., to take charge of a creamery this week, having spent the winter with his parents.

Bert Luck is quite sick at present. Dr. Taylor, who is in attendance, fears a second attack of typhoid fever.

Bert Swan has returned from Libertyville, having spent the past few weeks with his uncle. He expects to work for the C.M. & St. P. Ry. Co. as fireman.

Joe King was called to Medina Junction, Wis., last week to take a position as night operator. This bids fair to be a permanent position, for Joe is a good operator and the company is aware of the fact.

Our hardware dealer, Thos. McBride, sold Percy Gridley last week a large bill of farm machinery and tools for use on the Gridley farm at Prairie View. It was one of the largest single orders ever sold in western Lake County.
 
Ivanhoe Carl Dorfler was sick with tonsilitis the first few days of the week.

Mrs. H. D. Wells spent a few days recently visiting relatives at Belvidere.

Last week Thursday Rev. T. W. Cole and family left for their future home, Two Rivers, Wis.

Ernest Beckwith is home from Wheaton this week; he is enjoying a few day's vacation.

Messra. Oscar and Fred Haure arrived home from Michigan last week. Oscar is going to work for F. S. Dolph the coming season.

Card of Thanks

We desire to extend our heart-felt thanks to our neighbors and friends for their kindness and symnpathy extended to us during the illness and death of our beloved husband and father.
Mrs. M. Wirtz and Family

School Notes

Ruth Wells has been out several days on account of sickness.

Harry Cole has moved with his parents to Two Rivers, Wis., where he has entered school. Harry will be missed in the sixth grade. He was one of the best and most energetic members.

The pupils who were neither absent nor tardy for the month ending Mar. 19th, were: Susie Payne, Daisy Van Plew, Etta Grabbe, Raymond Payne, Andrew Decker, Mortie Fosket, Emma Chamberlain, Dora Dorfler. Bert Chamberlain was not absent but tardy.
 
Diamond Lake Miss Mabel Bonniwell is on the sick list.

M. Andrews and family have moved onto his mother's farm.

Mrs. H. Skuhl and sons are staying at Mrs. Mitchell's during the illnes of her mother, Mrs. Ost.

We are glad to report Mrs. Ainslem on the gain after a week of severe illness.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
5 April 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Ira Doolittle has become the assistant at the hardware store.

Bert Lusk and Ray Wells have been quite sick the past week, but are convalescent.

Mrs. Frank Thomas was called to Wauconda this week by the illness of her mother.

John Hodge is in Lake Zurich nursing his brother Will, who has the malarial fever.

Mr. Rich is living in delightful expectancy pending the arrival of his horseless carriage.

On Friday night last Mr. and Mrs. Juhrend, of Highland Park, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dressen. Mr. Juhrend is a brother of Mrs. Dressen.

Our learned friends from abroad have laid aside their scholarly dignity and have honored us with a short visit. Frank Cronkhite, from Beloit; Carrol and Miss Hattie Gridley, from Evanston, and Miss Lottie McBride, from the state normal at DeKalb.

Lusk & Knigge shipped a load of stock Monday night. We hope Charlie will ship the dog before watermelon time.
 
Ivanhoe This community was greatly shocked to hear of the sudden death of Mr. Peter Payne, which occured at his late home in Iowa City, Iowa. Although he had been sick a number of week previous to his death, it was not considered as being dangerous until Thursday, March 28th when he gradually commenced to grow worse. He died Friday, March 29th. The family have the deepest sympathy of their many friends in their sorrow and bereavement.

Albert Snyder is going to work for Wm. Vickery the coming season. He commenced last Monday.

Miss Rena Decker is enjoying a few days of vacation this week.

School Notes

Bennie Wagner and Dwight Dolph are additions to the first grade.

Miss Marion Payne, of Waukegan, and Miss Pearl Smith were visitors last Tuesday.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
12 April 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Specht has gone to Elmhurst to visit relatives.

Bert Swan has entered the employ of Robert Rouse.

Wm. Stuckle has established an office in Chicago.

Mrs. Robert Rouse has returned from her visit to her sister in Austin.

Mrs. Bert Lill, of Chicago, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Rouse.

Carrol Gridley, who attends high school at Evanston, spent last week with his parents in this village.

Fred Stuckly has devested himself of his mustache. His chances of getting a wife now are pretty slim.

Chris Hapke and Frank Bock, the crack cinch players of Rockefeller, will meet all comers any time and at any place. Honor and glory alone are the stakes.

Everett Wells, who has been studying telegraphy under the agent at Leithton, has been appointed car inspector, through said agent. This is a position of which any young man may well feel proud.

The Christian Endeavor will give a social at the home of Mr. J. H. Cronkhite on Friday evening, April 19th. A miscellaneous program is being prepared which is to make the evening interesting and instructive. Light refreshments will be served. Admission 17 cents. A cordial invitation extended to all.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Anna Dorfler is working at the Harden hotel, Rockefeller.

Mr. Henry Van Plew's folks entertained relatives from Gages Lake last Sunday.

Mrs. E. M. Averill, of Sparta, Mich., is spending a few weeks visiting with her mother and sister.

L. E. Farnsworth, for many years a resident of Ivanhoe, died at his home in Kansas this week of heart failure.

Mr. F. S. Dolph was sick with a hard attack of tonsilitis the fore part of last week. He is convalescing at present.

Peter P. Payne

Again the angel of death comes, this time to take from our sight one who was well known and universally respected.

At eleven o'clock, a.m., Friday, March 29, 1901, at his late home in Iowa City, Iowa, Mr. Peter P. Payne passed peacefully from this to the other bright shore.

Mr. Payne was born in Lake county, Ill., July 19, 1845 where he spent the younger years of his life. After his marriage to Miss Nettie E. Beach, which occurred June 6, 1875, they moved to Glidden, Iowa, where they remained for over twelve years, after which they moved back to their old home at Ivanhoe, where they lived until about five months previous to his death. Nove. 14, 2900, they again started for the west, this time going to Iowa City, Iowa, where they intended to make their future home.

His wife, two sons and a brother, together with a host of loving friends will miss hime greatly from their midst. Now he has been summoned to his reward, where, we are told, There shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any pain, for the former things are passed away.

Gone before us, Oh our brother
To the spirit land
Vainly look we for another
In thy place to stand
Gone to a land of pure delight
Where saints immortal reign,
Infinite days excludes the night
And pleasure banishes pain.


His body was tenderly laid to rest in the cemetery at Iowa City Sunday afternoon, March 31, 1901.

School Notes

Andrew Decker was out several days last week, on account of sickness.

About thirty Perry pictures were mounted on last Friday.

The Sixth Grade have followed the example of the "Seniors" and have adopted class colors. They are red, purple and yellow.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
19 April 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Fred Stuckle's brother from Racine visited him Sunday.

Will Hodge left for his home in New York State last Tuesday.

Jacob Peck has gone to Byron, Wis., to take charge of a section. Fred Stuckel is taking his place at Rockefeller.

Geo. Lindemann and a friend have been hunting in this vicinity, with very good luck. They bagged two ten pound geese, besides numerous smaller birds.

Those neither absent nor tardy during the winter term of school are:
Frank Vickery, Emma Meyer, Hester Bilinski, Cora Thomas, Anna Bader, Edwin Cook, Justin Bilinski, John Holcomb, Fred Buesching.

Carpenters are at work converting the village common into a beautiful park. It has been hinted that those doing the work have always claimed that "trade follows the flag" and have taken our advice, as the flag pole has been repaired.

Our enterprising townman's, J.H. Cronkhite, latest improvement is a new local and long distance telephone instrument, which was put in his residence last week and he is now able to communicate with the outside world to advantage. If you need anything in the flour or feed line, give him a call, as he has a constant supply which he is willing to exchange for the filthy lucre.
 
Diamond Lake E. C. Sabin was in town last week.

Mrs. M. Andrews is on the sick list.

Mrs. C. Whitney entertained two sisters Sunday.

Mrs. Einsman entertained her sister from Iowa last week.

Mrs. J. Aynsley and daughter were Chicago visitors Tuesday.

H. Ost returned home Saturday from a business trip to Minnesota.

O. G. Poulton and wife are the happy parents of a baby girl, born March 30.

Mr. Vincent having sprained his ankle was unable to preach Sunday. Mr. Hall occupied the pulpit.
 
Ivanhoe John Orgaard mad a flying trip to Chicago last Friday.

Mrs. Hawkins is again at home, after an absence of several months.

Miss Agnes Payne visited in Ivanhoe a few days the first of the week.

Mrs. H. D. Wells has been suffering with an attack of tonsilitis. She is convalescing at present.

Last Thursday evening a farewell party was given to the Misses Ehninger. A very good time was enjoyed by all present.

Another change is about to take place in our village. Mrs. Ehninger and family are about to move to Libertyville, where they contemplate erecting a house.

John Meikle's father and mother, of Canada, and Mrs. Gildemeister, of Chicago, are here at present on account of Mr. Meikle's serious illness.

James Van Plew, Jr., spent a few days recently visiting his parents. He went to Chicago last Monday, where he has secured a position.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
26 April 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Fred Stuckle's brother from Racine visited him Sunday.

Will Hodge left for his home in New York State last Tuesday.

Jacob Peck has gone to Byron, Wis., to take charge of a section. Fred Stuckel is taking his place.

Joe King is back from Wisconsin. Since he has been gone he has worked as night operator at Medina and as station agent at Colegate.

Those neither absent nor tardy during the winter term of school are:
Frank Vickery, Emma Meyer, Hester Bilinski, Cora Thomas, Anna Bader, Edwin Cook, Justin Bilinski, John Holcomb, Fred Buesching.

If you want a plow, go to Thos. McBride. He is on hand early and late and is always ready to quote prices and exhibit goods. He carries a full line of iron goods, tinware, paints and glass and general variety of hardware.

In the grocery line Robert Rouse knows the taste of the people of Rockefeller and vacinity and his goods have been selected with the greatest care. Anyone purchasing them can rest assured that they are the best the market affords.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Mary Decker spent last Sunday at home.

Miss Meikle was a Chicago visitor last Monday.

Fred Grabbe recently built a new barn. It is a great improvement.

Miss Agnes Payne visited in Ivanhoe a few days the first of the week

Messrs. John Orgaard and Frank Wagner were "exercising" their new carriages last Sunday.

Mrs. H. D. Wells has been suffering with an attack of tonsilitis. She is convalescing at present.

Last Thursday evening a farewell party was given to the Misses Ehninger. A very good time was enjoyed by all present.

John Meikle's father and mother, of Canada, and Mrs. Gildenmeister, of Chicago, are here at present on account of Mr. Meikle's serious illness.

James Van Plew, Jr., spent a few days recently visiting his parents. He went to Chicago last Monday, where he has secured a position.

Another change is about to take place in our village. Mrs. Ehninger and family are about to move to Libertyville, where they contemplate erecting a house.
 
Diamond Lake Margneriti Ost has a slight attack of bronchitus.

Mrs. Plows has been quite sick the past week but is gaining at present writing.

There will be a tea at Mrs. Wm. Rouse's on Wednesday afternoon, May 1st. Proceeds for the benefit of the church.

Singer House Burns Down
Well Known Resort at Diamond Lake Destroyed by Fire

Saturday evening charles Tattler and Charlie Bilinski discovered the Singer House on east bank of Diamond Lake to be in flames, and in less time than it takes to tell it that famous old structure which has stood for 20 years on the shores of beautiful Diamond Lake was in ruins.

Just how the fire originated is not known, but is is believed to have been the work of an incediary. when first discovered flames were apparently coming from a shed adjoining west side of the building.

A big crowd of farmers and residents of the locality were attracted by the flames which could be seen for miles; but as there was no means of fighting the fire all they could do was to stand by and watch the buildings burn. The barns which stand across the street from the hotel site were not burned.

The house had been vacant all winter and was run as a hotel last summer by Chas. Tattler. there is believed to have been no insurance on the building.

The hotel was originally built by John M. Singer, son of the famous sewing machine manufacturere and occupied by him as a summer home. It was a two story and basement affair, exceptionally well finished and at the time considered one of Lake County's largest and most complete residences. It cost Mr. Singer some $7000 and later $4000 in additional improvements was added. Mr. Singer married a Miss Jennie Bilniski, of Diamond Lake, and with his family occupied the home for a number of years.

The property has been in litigation for several years, but a lawyer named Hall of Chicago, owned the controlling interest. It had been leased for the coming summer to a prominent Chicago hotel man and plans had been made formore extensive business this year than ever before. Last summer the trade had increased greatly. In all probability it will not be rebuilt.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
3 May 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Herman Kublank is employed by Ed. Godwin.

S. A. Cramer is building an addition to his dwelling.

Mr. W. L. Rich is having the interior of his house repapered.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thomas entertained relatives from Chicago over Sunday.

A. J. King and son Otto took a pleasure trip to Waukegan on their wheels this week.

Mrs. J.J. Marshall, of Chicago, was the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gridley several days this week.

Miss Tillie Mitchell, who has been quite sick this winter, drove up to visit her grand-mother last week.

Our citizens should see that the sidewalks are fixed as soon as possible, for in many places they are quite dangerous. What are you going to do this year toward beautifying and improving the village? Look around and see if there is not something that you can do.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Tillie Luebbe is now in the employ of Mrs. Meikle.

Mrs. F. S. Dolph has been on the sick list for the last few days.

Messrs. Albert Snyder and Ray Wells were Wauconda visitors last Sunday.

Miss Kate Decker arrived home last Sunday, after having spent the winter with her aunts in South Evanston.

Mr. William Ehninger and family, of Wauconda, spent last Sunday visiting with his mother and family, of this place.

Mrs. Bensinger, of Wadsworth, is now a resident of our village. We understand that she intends to open a store in the near future.

School Notes

The present enrollment is 29.

Mortie Posket has not been absent during the school year, up to the present time.

A very useful and ornamental addition to the school room is the pin cushion brought in by Etta Grabbe last week.

Dwight Dolph is the philosopher of the first grade. This was thoroughly demonstrated during the flower exercises of last Friday.

The school has lost another member. Harry Decker has gone to Morristown, M.M., where he will be in the employ of a golf club during the summer. He will attend school at Mount Hermon, Mass., next year.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
10 May 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. John Rouse has improved his residence by painting it.

Miss Mary Litchtfeld is making a prolonged stay in the Western Metropolis.

Mrs. Burt Terpening, of Chicago, is the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Rouse.

Mrs. A. J. King attended the funeral of her uncle, Mr. William Adams in the city last Wednesday.

Theo. Swan has signed articles to play the national game with the crack Libertyville team this season.

Miss Anna Cronkhite left Wednesday morning for Ford River, Mich., where she will spend the summer with her sister.

During the last two or three weeks a good deal of "slurring and slandering" has been publicaly done by two or three certain persons we do not mention at present. One instance of this kind occurred last Friday night, when these paties stopped their horse directly in front of a certain house just outside of town and used the vilest epithets that could be imagined. The people to whom these were directed heard the remarks and know exactly who the offending parties are. This is not the first time that such instances have occurred and it is time that such fiendish work was stopped. If any more of this kind of work takes place, the offending parties will be taken care of in proper shape. We would advise the people to take warning before it is too late.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Alice Smith of Waukegan, was home Sunday.

Will Payne, who is attending the Chicago Medical College, was at home over Sunday.

Our hustling and up to date clerk, Herbert Lusk, took a bicycle ride to Gurnee Sunday.

Rev. Morley, of the McCormick Seminary, has been engaged to fill the pulpit permanently.
 
Diamond Lake Mr. Maxham was a Chicago visitor Saturday.

The work on Geo. Ost's new addition to his store is progressing finely.
 
Fremont Center Mr. Mike Traut was a Wauconda visitor last Sunday.

Miss Ida Raasch, of Milwaukee, is visiting with her sister Mrs. Mike Luby.

Mr. and Mrs. William Fisher, of Hebron, were Fremont callers last Thursday.

Mrs. Frank Dietz is on the sick list.

Mike Obenauf has a new boarder. He has come to stay.

Clarence Tekampe is improving under the care of Dr. Dawson.

Mr. Frank Heronimus is having a fine new hog house built. Mr. Henry Tekampe is doing the work.

Mr. George Dietz will leave for Milwaukee next week to attend the wedding of his brother Martin.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
17 May 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller J. E. Holcomb made a trip to the city last Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Beasley, of Trevor, Wis., were guests of old friends last Wednesday.

W. H. Skinner has just completed his labors as Assessor of Fremont Township for this season.

Mrs. Geo. Harden was called to Austin, Ill., last Wednesday by the illness of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Wilson.

Rev. S. D. Stromire ahs resigned his position as pastor of our Congregational church and has removed with his family to Kansas, having been with us the past year and during his stay made many warm friends. He was generally liked and those who knew him best were his staunchest friends. While with us he proved himself to be a sincere and able pastor and we wish him still greater success as a leader in the Church of the Pilgrims. Rev. Stromire resigned his position here on account of his wife's poor health. That we may be able to secure the services of a pastor equal to him is all we desire.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. Meikle was a Chicago visitor last Wednesday.

Mr. John Van Plew purchased a new carriage last week.

It is certainly no wonder that Adam Titus wears so broad a grin of late, for he is the proud father of a little baby daughter, born last Wednesday.

Another one of Lake County's old settlers passed away last Friday. Mrs. Edward Lusk, of Fremont Center, after several weeks of illness finally was called to join the loved one who awaited her in the better land. That she was loved and respected by everyone who know her was shown by a great circle of sorrowing friends who gathered to pay their last respects to the one whom they so highly esteemed. Our deepest sympathies are extended to all the bereaved ones.

School Notes

Mikey Wirtz was enrolled this month.

Willie Decker was a caller last Thursday afternoon.

The school board has had the trees on the school grounds neatly and carefully trimmed. This adds very much to the appearance of the grounds.
 
Diamond Lake George Smith is a hustler. He finished planting corn Monday.

Were you at the hard time surprise at G. Smith's Wednesday evening? If so, you know all about it. If not, you missed half of your life. It was thw swell affair of the season.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
24 May 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Robt. Rouse represented Rockefeller at the windy city last Monday.

A. J. King and son Otto attended a ball game in the city recently.

Miss Mary MacArthur, of Waupaca, Wis., is the guest of her sister, Mrs. W. L. Rich.

Mrs. Geo. Harden returned from Austin, Ill., last Friday. Her daughter, Mrs. Wilson, who is in poor health will spend a few weeks with her people here.

Mrs. Chas. Phillips, of Chicago, formerly of Waukegan, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. E. W. Proctor, during the absence of her husband, who is taking an extended trip through Minnesota.

The barn raising at Will Putnam's last Friday was well attended and the framework of the building was put together in short order, after which a sumptuous supper was partaken of by all. The timbers for the building were framed and fitted under the supervision of Will Porteous, who proved to be equal to the occasion, in spite of unjust criticism and those who attended the 'raising' for the purpose of laughing at the "bum Carpenters" were obliged to return home unsatisfied. Will never untertakes anything that he does not carry out.

Rockefeller and vicinity has quite a few residents that have passed the allotted age of three score years and ten, and they are still quite hale and vigorous; but it is very doubtful if there are many men in Lake County who in mental and physical activity can compare with D.S. Putman, who contradicts a statement made by the Wauconda correspondent a few weeks ago. On March 6, 1838, Mr. Putman and Miss Julia A. Austin were married at Bethel, Vt., and came to Illinois in September, 1846, removing to Lake County in March, 1852. It will be readily seen that Mr. and Mrs. Putman, who reside with their daughter, Mrs. Geo Harden, are the oldest married couple in Lake County, by one year.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Lizzie Wirtz, Sr., was a Chicago visitor last Tuesday.

Mr. Wm. Kuebker has been working for his brother at Grayslake a few days recently.

Mr. Duddles foks are making preparations for building a new barn. Don't forget to invite us to the "raising." Richard, we are all good hands, especially when supper time comes.

There was only one accident occured at the May Party last Saturday. While the school nine was playing ball with the Libertyville Juniors, Rudolph Dorfler was stuck across the forehead with a ball-bat. Medical aid was summoned immediately and although it was a slight wound, yet 'twas very painful. He is getting along nicely at present.

School Notes
The sixth grade has adopted yellow, purple and red, as their class colors.

Pupils neither absent nor tardy during the past school month were:
Etta Grabbe, Daisy Van Plew, Raymond Payne, Bertha Kuebker, Mortie Fosket, Charley Dolph, Emma Kuebker. Rudolph Dorfler was not absent but tardy.

Rudolph Dorfler is out of school this week as a result of the injuries he received during the ball game Saturday morning.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
31 May 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Theodore Swan is in Trevor, Wis., this week.

Dr. Dawson, of Wauconda, was in town last Monday.

Mrs. Robert Rouse visited her sister at Austin last week.

Postmaster Knigge and son Glenn spent last Tuesday in the city.

Undertaker Will Knigge had charge of a funeral at Prairie View last Friday.

Miss Pearl MacArthur, of Waupaca, is spending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Rich.

Miss Eliza McBride returned from Chicago last week, where her eyes were treated by a specialist.

Fred Shaddle, of Ford River, Mich., passed through Rockefeller recently on his way to Evervly, Iowa, where he is visiting his brother.

Geo. Harden, proprietor of the livery and hotel which bear his name, met with a bad accident last Saturday - one which might have been more serious. He was driving a double team when a part of the harness broke, causing a runaway. Mr. Harden was thrown violently to the ground and left unconscious. Regaining his faculties he endeavored to go in pursuit of the team, but found he was unable to do so. He was taken home and Dr. Galloway, of Libertyville, was summoned, who rendered medical aid and found that Mr. Harden's right shoulder as dislocated, head and face badly bruised.
 
Ivanhoe Farmers are nearly through planing corn in this vicinity.

Mr. Gildemeister, of Chicago, has been spending a few days with his daughter.

Our pastor, Rev. Marley, was sick the last few days of the week with a very severe attack of neuralgia. He was not able to fill the pulpit either morning or evening. He wishes it announced that the "memorial sermon" which he had prepared for last Sunday will be delivered next Sunday.

School Notes

The Fourth Grade has finished geography for this year and will spend their extra time on physiology.

The Ivanhoe School Ball nine is ready to arrange dates with any other school nine in this part of the county, providing the age of the players correspond with the age of the members of the home nine. Those wishing to make arrangements will please correspond with Carl Dorfler, captain.
 
Diamond Lake There will be a meeting of the Diamond Lake Cemetery Association at the home of Mrs. J. Whitney, Thursday, June 6, 2901, at 2 o'clock. All members should come to this meeting.
 
Fremont Center The death of Clarence, little son of Frank and Mary Henkle, May 23d, was a severe shock to the parents. he suffered with tonsilitis, being sick but a short time. The remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery at Fremont, Rev. Jos. Rhode officiating at the solemn ceremony. The babe was three months old.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
7 June 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller School picnic today.

Mr. and Mrs. Albrecht are visiting at Biscay, Minn., this week.

Mrs. Thomas, of Waukegan, is the guest of her son, Frank Thomas.

Mrs. Irving Payne, of Chicago, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Payne last week.

We understand that two of our young men have purchased a horseless carriage.

Jowett H. Bairstow was in town Monday and had three monuments placed in Ivanhoe cemetery.

Repair your sidewalks. Rockefeller is the most moral village in the county, you never hear a bad word uttered upon the streets in the day time. But when some dark night comes along and the citizens are going home and one runs up against a telephone pole, another falls through the sidewalk into slush and mud and others tumble into sluces and ditches, then patience ceases to be a virtue, and if this village had received five dollars a swear for every bad word uttered we should have had enough money not only to have installed an electric light plant but to have paved the streets with silver dollars. Let us have street lights.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Agnes Payne was at home over Sunday. Miss Alice Payne arrived home last Saturday.

F. M. Smith and daughter Pearl were Chicago visitors Monday.

Rev. H. G. Leonard, of Waukegan, will give the annual address at the County Convention of Congregational Churches at Ivanhoe, June 11th.

Miss Emma Fisher had her lot in the cemetery fixed up the first of the week. She also had a nice monument erected. Mr. Bairstow, of Waukegan, did the work.

Dr W. H. Payne came home last Monday to visit a few days. He has graduated from Chicago Medical College and will start for Pueblo, Col., about the 12th of this month, where he has secured a position as physician for a manufacturing company. His many friends wish him success in his undertaking.

Last Saturday evening, while playing "pull away," Messrs. John Orgaard and John Van Plew had a "head end" collision, which resulted in a bad cut to the former just over the left eye, which might have proven very serious had it been a little lower or a little more to one side. He was immediately taken to Libertyville, where Dr. Galloway dressed the wound, taking two stitches in same. Although it is very painful, the wound is doing as well as could be expected and we hope soon to see him around again, looking natural. Mr. Van Plew received injuries not quite as painful as Mr. Orgaard's, the skin not being broken, he also received the best of attention and soon was able to sit up and take a few strawberries.
 
Diamond Lake On Decoration Day, May 30, there arrived at the home of George Ray a young and happy couple from Chicago. They quietly came away from home to be married and gave their relatives and friends a surprise. At 2:30 p.m., Rev. J. A. Vincent performed the ceremony which made them man and wife in the presence of Mr. Ray and family and a few friends. After a pleasant afternoon, the young couple departed amid a shower of rice, old shoes, etc., and the well wishes and blessings of all their friends, for their city home.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
14 June 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. John Rouse has been quite sick this week, but is improving.

Mr. and Mrs. Albright are visiting their children in Minnesota.

Miss Tillie Mitchell spent a few days last week with her grandmother, Mrs. Rouse.

The Chicago Record - Herald , June 12, in speaking of an oratorical contest of the Oak Park High School held Monday night at the first M.E. church in Oak Park, says Luella Herschberger captured first girl's prize, consisting of $15. Miss Herschberger was until last fall a resident of this place and has many friends who join with her in the enjoyment of the honor she has won. She was always bright and energetic and stood high in her studies while in school here.

E.G. Payne went to Ogema, Wis., last Monday. He is contemplating the purchase of some land that is covered with a fine growth of evergreens.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. Wilcox visited with her sister, Mrs. Fosket last Sunday.

Mrs. Bensinger was ill with a severe cold the latter part of last week.

Mr. Brainerd is erecting a new barn on the site where the old one used to stand.

We are very sorry to say that one of our esteemed young men, Frank Dorfler, is in very poor health, and has been for some time, and the physicians tell him that he must go to a different climate. We understand that he and his sister Annie will start for Arizona in the near future.

Mr. Will Decker and brother Andrew were South Evanston visitors a few days recently.

Miss Gildemeister and Miss Hout were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Meikle last Saturday and Sunday.

D. R. Ames sold his pacing horse "Mac" to a gentleman at Western Springs. This makes the third horse he has sold there.

School Notes

Andrew Decker spent Sunday and Mondays with relatives in Ivanhoe.

The school will be giving an ice cream social Friday evening, June 21st, at the home of Henry Van Plew. A graphaphone entertainment is the feature of the evening. There will be singing by the Ivanhoe male Quartette and others. Supper 15c. No effort will be spared to make the evening an enjoyable one.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
21 June 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. J. J. Rouse is again able to be around.

Miss Mary Litchfield is still sojourning in Waukegan.

Dr. Von Lohen and family moved to Chicago Thursday.

Frank Cronkhite, of Beloit College, is home for his vacation.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thomas were called to Wauconda this week by the death of Mrs. Ford of that place.

Will Knigge has been entertaining his two sisters, Mrs. Specht and Mrs. Heideman, of Elmhurst, the past week.

Fred Stuckel is building himself a fine house on Park Avenue. The boys are getting their tin pans ready but we don't know just what for.

The members of the class of 1901 are requested to meet at the school house Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock. The names of the graduates are
Carl Ray, Philip Ames
Frank Vickery, John Rouse,
Emma Meyer, Bernard Swan,
Charles Proctor, Hester Bilinski,
Cora Thomas, and Harry Decker.
John Hodge
 
Ivanhoe Wm. Kuebker is working for his brother at Grayslake at present.

M. C. Decker returned home last Friday, after having spent the past year in school at Princeton.

Frank Dorfler started last Monday evening for the "wild west." His friends wish him a speedy recovery to health.

School Notes

A number of the pupils took the final examination last Wednesday and Thursday.

The ball team was defeated by the Diamond Lake team last Saturday. Our boys took it gracefully and will play them again next Saturday on the home grounds.

The fact is being demonstrated that Ivanhoe is a favorite summer resort for teachers. Our little village has more teachers and collegiates than any other village of the same size in the county, if not in northern Illinois, and they are always glad to get back to their native town when the year's work is over. There is more in a classic name than we dream of.
 
Fremont Center Mr. Sylvester Deindelion was the guest of Miss Winegard last Sunday.

Miss Sullivan returned from Waukegan last Sunday after spending a few days with her parents.

Mrs. C. A. Traut returned from the city last Wednesday, after spending a few weeks with her dauther, Mrs. C.J. Vogel.

Miss Rose Frederick returned from the city last Tuesday after spending a few weeks with her sister, Mrs. Mathew Lang.
 
Fort Hill Our school will soon close the spring term. Miss Myrtle Payne as been teacher for two years.

Mrs. Fred Converse is recovering from her recent illness as fast as could be expected.

A red heifer, with a star in face, two years old, a heavy springer, strayed from owner's pasture last week. Anyone finding same will receive a liberal reward, by sending worl=d to G. A. Vasey, Fort Hill.

The Cloverdale factory is having a good supply of milk this summer.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
28 June 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Henry Kublank entertained relatives from Algonquin last Sunday.

Frank Cronkite is home from Beloit. His chum Mr. Chapman is with him.

Miss Annie Knigge and her sisters little boy are spending the week with Mr. Wm. Knigge.

Teams are busy drawing lumber for Frank Brown's new barn which the Porteous Building Co. has the contract to build.

Mrs. James Mann, of Waukegan, and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Turpening, of Edgewater, visited with Mrs. John Rouse this week.

Last Sunday John Well's small son Myron was thrown from his pony and was quite seriously injured. He had found a spur and put it on and when the pony felt it he jumped sideways, throwing the boy on the gravel road. He was carried home unconscious and a doctor was summoned. His head was cut in a number of places and the doctor feared his skull was fractured, but that is not probable, as he has the use of all his senses.
 
Ivanhoe Notice. The Ivanhoe items miscarried this week and our readers from this section will miss the weeklynews of our correspondent has so ably written of late. We hope to have a good 'batch' of news from him next week.

School Notes

No more schol news until September.

Those neither absent or tardy during the spring term were:
Etta Grabbe, Raymond Payne and Bertha Kuebker.

Two pictures of the first grade were taken the last day of school, also one of the whole school. Chas. Orgaard was the photographer.
 
Diamond Lake There will be a basket social on George Ray's lawn Saturday night, June 29th. All are requested to bring baskets, though lunch and refreshments will be for sale on the grounds. The Oconto Club, of Chicago, will be present and furnish the program. They have a band and will give our people a rare treat. Don't fail to go! Proceeds for benefit of the M.E. church.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
5 July 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. Geo Gridley entertained a number of his children Sunday.

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Ransom, Tuesday, July 2nd, a girl baby. The infant died the same afternoon.

It is expected that one of our young townsmen will soon be the wearer or a striped suit. (n.b. the stripes are to run around)
 
Ivanhoe Miss Annie Dorfler is assisting Mrs. Meikle at present.

Mr. Brainerd and family are entertaining their daughter, Mrs. Harding.

On account of not publishing any Ivanhoe news last week it may not be out of place now to mention an accident which might have proven fatal had it not been for the timely assistance of Mr. Skinner. While playing near a well at her home little Estella Skinner stepped on a loose board which tipped up and thre the little girl into the water which was about fifteen feet below. Just at this critical moment her father arrived upon the scene and seeing the terrible danger that his daugher was in, immediately proceeded to descend into the well by means of the stones which projected by the sides. When he reached the water she had just come to the surface the second time and was clinging to some boards which happened to be within her reach. After chokin a few minutes she survived, but it was a narrow escape.
 
Diamond Lake Benj. F. Davis is visiting relatives here.

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Bert Wilcox, a nine pound boy, on June 29th.

Miss Clara Smith is very ill, and is under the care of Dr. Galloway.

Miss Maud West, and sister, of Loda, are visiting friends and relatives here.

Mrs. G. H. Lill and daughter, of Chicago, visited Diamond Lake friends this week.

What might have proven a serious accident happened to Mesdames Staats and Maxham one day last week. In attempting to turn around the carriage was upset and both were thrown out. Aside from few bruise neither were hurt.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
11 July 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller It seems that Frank likes sardines.

Mrs. Jas. Wilson returned to her home in Austin this week.

Henry Kublank is enjoying a much needed and well earned vacation.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shaddle are here from Iowa where they have been living the past year.

John Albright came home Thursday from Minnesota where he has been running a creamery. The climate did not agree with him and he was forced to leave the country.

Quite a serious accident occured here on the 4th. Charles Butterfield, of Leithton, drove up to meet some people on the morning train and had reached the depot when some part of his wagon have away frightening his team which ran away throwing Mr. Butterfield out and fracturing his collar bone. A doctor was summoned who reduced the fracture and he was taken home.
 
Diamond Lake John Rahn is on the sick list.

Miss Beck with her mother and sister are visiting at Mrs. Einsman's.

At the picnic last Thursday Miss Edna West lost her pocket book which contained some money. If nayone finds it please leave it at Mrs. Lill's.

Miss Cora Tonne, of Fairfield, is working for Mrs. H. Ost at present.

Mrs. Harry Kuhl is spending a few days with her mother, Mrs. Ost of this town.

Sed Mitchell, our local base ball captain, left for Pittsburg, Penn., last Wednesday.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
19 July 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Peter Litchfield is entertaining relatives from Chicago this week.

Bert Wilcox moved into town. He expects to build a house here next fall.

Mr. Everett Wells and Anna Dorfler took a pleasure trip to Chicago this week.

Mr. Herschberger and daughter Cora, have been spending the week with Will Knigge.

Elmer Roder and Albert Knigge have been spending their annual vacation with Will Knigge.

Mrs. Ehninger and family have moved from here to Libertyville. During their short stay here they made many friends who regret their departure.

Capt. Fred Stuckel's house is rapidly nearing completion. It is rumored that he will move the park down for a front yard, but we would advise that the flag pole be strightened first and the guy ropes lowered.

Myron Wells, who was injured by a fall from a horse some time ago is in Chicago under medicalt treatment. He underwent an operation during which the fractured portion of his skull was removed. He is getting well rapidly and the doctors have hopes for his ultimate recovery in the near future.

Last Tuesday Mr. R. R. Doolittle celebrated the sixty-fifth anniversary of his birthday. A goodly company of friends and relatives gathered and spent a very enjoyable day. Among those present were:
Frank Thomas and family, of Rockefeller; I. J. Hoyt, of Libertyville; Mrs. Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Yager and Mrs. A. C. Berry, of Waukegan; Mrs. Frank Hulburd of Chicago; and Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Woodworth, of New York.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Florence Bryant was a city visitor a few days recently.

Mr. Gildemeister has been visiting with his daughter and family the past few days.

We understand that F.S. Dolph will cease farming this fall. He has purchased Mr. Beckwith's threshing outfit and will operate same this season.
 
Diamond Lake How about that hay rack ride, Harry?

Henry Ost, our creamery man, has returned from Minnesota,where he has been building a factory.

The Diamond Lake ball team will play against the Crackerjacks next Sunday on Aynsley's Field. This is the first game under the new captain and will be a warm one.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
26 July 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Dr. O. W. Butterfield visited his father this week.

August Gadke is entertaining relatives from Desplaines.

Mrs. Geo. Green and family, of Kankoda, Wis., are visiting with Chas. Lusk.

Mrs. Groenier and family left for Indiana this week, where will visit relatives.

Mrs. Joe Burdick, of Chicago, has been visiting with her brother-in-law, H. L. Burdick, this week.

Albert Knigge has returned to Chicago, after spending his vacation with his father, Wm. H. Knigge.

Ed Payne is the owner of a new belt. All he needs now is a cane and a pair of glasses, but, being rather green, he would have to take lessons on the "mode of carriage" from some competent instructor. Never mind, let Ed alone, he'll get there in time.
 
Ivanhoe Carl Dorfler went to the city last Saturday to see "Buffalo Bill and his Wild West" show, and of course he said it was fine.

We are instructed to announce that the singing books which belong at the church are not to be taken from the building unless they are brought back the next Sunday without fail. So many of the books have disappeared on account of taking them away and forgetting to bring them back that there are scarcely enough left now to accommodate the congregation. Please remember and hunt the books up and bring them if you have any at your homes, as is very embarrassing to have strangers come in and not be able to give them a book.

Twenty years ago Mrs. H. D. Wells was one of seven class-mates who attended school at Valparaiso, Ind. Of course there were other class-mates, but the seven in question were inseperable. they were bound by ties of friendship all these years have failed to sever, and Saturday four of the seven will "reune" with Mrs. Wells, intending to spend the next week at her home. They are Miss Pehnell, of Saginaw, Mich., Mrs. Leon Weatherwas, of West Bay City, Mich.; Miss Josephine Jandell, of DeKalb, Ill., and Mrs. Harding, of Sioux City. Others of the class live at too great a distance to permit their presence.

What might have resulted in the accidental drowning of three of our young men occured recently. While bathing at Diamond Lake they had gone out in the middle of the lake with a boat where the water of course was deep and all being able to swim thought there was no danger. A stiff breeze was blowing and before they were aware of what was going on, their boat had drifted away and Will Kuebker started after it and getting scared he commenced to go down. He called for help and Charles Orgaard and Will Decker responded. Mr. Orgaard arrived just in time to prevent him going down. Will then clinched Charles and pulled them both down below the surface. When they came up Will relaxed his hold on Charles and grabbed Will Decker while Mr. Orgaard got the boat. By this time others had arrived on the scene and gave them their help. Joe Dorfler seized Will Decker by the hair and held him in this manner until he could be gotten to the boat. They had all swallowed a good deal of water and were very weak and had they been required to fight much longer would have probably given out entirely and their sport resulted fatally. they resolved not to go near that place again.
 
Diamond Lake
Farmers in the vicinity are harvesting in earnest at present Fishing is excellent here, hundreds of fish being take out of the lake daily.

The ball game last Sunday between the Half Day's and Diamond Lake's resulted in a score of 11 to 5 in favor of the home team. Keep up the good work boys and perhaps next year you will be able to enter the National League.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
2 August 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Miss Cara Thomas is visiting with her grand-mother in Waukegan this week.

Mrs. Herschberger and daughters Cora and Luella have gone to Long Grove to visit relatives there.

Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Warren, former residents of Rockefeller, now residing in Michigan, visited R. R. Doolittle and family a few days this week.

Last Saturday John Rouse had a cow killed by lightning. W. H. Knigge's vacant store building was also struck. Lighting spares no one. It even strikes $1,000 pine trees.
 
Ivanhoe We are soon to have telephone service. We understand the Ivanhoe office will be in Mrs. Bensinger's store. This will certainly be a great improvement.

Last Saturday night Miss Alice Payne and Rev. Morley were slightly injured while participating in one of the games which was played during the evening, and as a consequence Mr. Morley carries a cut just below the eyebrow. Miss Payne was not seriously wounded but received a very hard blow. Both parties are recovering rapidly.

Last Saturday evening a surprise party was tendered to the Messrs. Decker, which was supposed to be entirely of the male sex. The evening was passing very pleasantly when we were agreeably surprised to hear a chorus of voices outside and proceeding to the street were met by thirteen of the fair sex. Imagine our happy surprise when we were at once invited up the street to Mrs. Bensinger's ice cream parlor to enjoy the festivities which were awaiting us there. This sumptuous repast over, we proceeded to John Orgaard's lawn and joined in playing games. Too much cannot be said in appreciation of the club and others of the hospitality shown by our young ladies. Everyone positively declared it was "the banner social event given in this vicinity for some time", and some said they enjoyed themselves more than ever before, and this certainly might be true. Thus again our young ladies proved themselves royal entertainers.
 
Diamond Lake There will be an ice cream and cake social held on Mr. Dean Aynsley's lawn August 8th for the benefit of the Diamond Lake M.E. Church. Adults 15c, children 10c. Ladies bring cake.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
9 August 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Lydia Richards, of Kirwen, Kansas, is visiting friends and relatives in this vicinity.

Herman Kublank and Wm. Porteious have been under the weather a couple of days this week.

The Rouse family is at Slocum's Lake near Wauconda enjoying their annual outing.

Thomas McBride is busy working, with two other experts, on a corn shredder. They are experimenting on a self feeder.
 
Ivanhoe Mr. Daniel Radke spent last Sunday with relatives and friends in Ivanhoe.

Miss Annie Van Plew has been visiting relatives at Druce Lake a few days recently.

T. H. Decker was a Fort Hill visitor last Sunday.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
16 August 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Kublank is entertaining her daughter from Chicago.

Miss Mary Litchfield entertained a gentleman friend from Libertyville Sunday last.

E. F. Butterfield and daughter Mae left for Buffalo Wednesday. They will "take in" the Exposition and then visit relatives in that state.

Miss Rudolph and niece Flossie have been visiting with Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King. Dr. Wm. Marcussen and family of Chicago, stopped with them one night while on a trip to Fox Lake.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. Bensinger has been sick the past week.

Miss Florence VanPlew has gone to Wheaton to remain indefinitely.

Miss Ginny Simpson of Nunda is visiting friends and relatives in this neighborhood.

Misses Myrtle and Avis Payne, of Fort Hill, visited in Ivanhoe Saturday night and Sunday last.

Mrs. Ida Wells, of Lake Forest, has been visiting with her father and family the past few days.

Miss Agnes Payne started for Iowa last Wednesday where she will spend some time visiting relatives.

A party of young people are camping this week on the east bank of Druce Lake. The party is chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Rich, of Rockefeller.

Some young people who think themselves the upper-crust of the town have gone camping, expecting to have a good time, according to the way they brag. We guess they are not the only ones. We can show them we can have a good time at home while they are meeting their fate.

It seems someone is sore over a bullet proof dog. There is no cause to be sore, as it was only a consideration of $5. Probably your turn at bat will come later.

Hon. C.A. Partridge, of Waukegan, and wife and sisters called on old time friends in Ivanhoe last Sunday. Mr. Partridge gave a very interesting and instructive talk to the Junior Endeavorers. He is a particularly pleasing speaker and being an old resident we are always glad to hear him.

Another social event to be recorded and as usual a success. It was a rousing party at the home of OWn Van Plew Tuesday night. About fourty couples were present and after games came a marsh-mallow roast, following which light refreshments were served, consisting of ice cream and cake. It was mid-night before the party broke up. We understand a corn roast is arranged for Friday evening.
 
Diamond Lake Grand dance next Saturday night. Music by Prof. Grasoff's orchestra.

The social at Ainsley's last Thursday night was a success, the proceeds being $25.

Misses Ruth Ray and Tille Rouse are spending a few days camping at Druce Lake.

Geo. Ray has had a head stone erected on his son's grave, the work being done by F. Bairstow, Waukegan.

Last Monday night at her home in Waukegan occurred the death of Mrs. Frank Ray, sister-in-law to Mrs. M. Andrews, Mrs. George Ray, and Mrs. Chas Ray, of this place. She was 48 years old. Her death was very sudden, she being sick only two hours with apoplexy. The funeral was held Wednesday at two o'clock, interment in Waukegan cemetery.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
23 August 1901
100 Years Ago
Front Page Chicago Young Man Drowned
William Roth Meets Death in Diamond Lake

Saturday morning William Roth, of Chicago, was drowned in Diamond Lake. It was not until the next morning the remains were found.

Roth has come out from the city to spend a few days at "Camp Thomas," which is located on the west bank of Diamond Lake and composed of Chicago people. Saturday morning just after eating a hearty breakfast he donned a bathing suit and accompanied by a boy acquaintance but ten years of age, rowed to the edge of a "hole" some 75 feet from shore. Here he dove and and upon coming to the surface told his companion he was going to vault a pole which marked the edge of the "hole" and then swim across the lake. He succeeded in scrambling over the pole, then disappeared.

The lad in the boat declares he saw him come up once afterwards, just so he could see the back of his head. At first he supposed Roth was swimming under water toward the opposite shore. When he failed to appear after a few moments the boy became alarmed and notified members of the camping party on shore. Then commenced a search for the remains which was continued until 10 o'clock Sunday morning, when the body was finally recovered.

There were no bruises to show Roth had sustained an injury in trying to jump over the pole, nor were the limbs in a position to indicate he bad been taken with cramps. He was a strong swimmer, hence his death under conditions, is even more puzzling.

The coroner's jury, consisting of Geo. Firsbie, foreman; C. Tattler, P. Bartlett, Geo. Mitchell, Frank Bock and J.E. Holcomb brought in a verdict of "accidental drowning."

Roth was only 18 years old of age and the sole support of a widowed mother.
 
Ivanhoe Dean Wells has been spending a couple of weeks visiting in Michigan.

Walter Shuman, of Evanston, is spending this week with friends and relatives in this place.

Last Wednesday afternoon at the home of the bride occureed the wedding of Miss Katherine Decker to Mr. Charles Parker, of Volo. Hearty congratulations are extended.

In last week's issue there appeared a number of items in this column which were personal drives, one or two of them especially, causing very hard feelings and of course were laid to the regular correspondent. The items concerning the campers were especially agressive as no such feelings were entertained. It was purely a little matter of jealousy that caused these questionable items to be written. We hope the offended parties will place the blame where it belongs, as the regular correspondent is perfectly innocent of the hcarge, and knew nothing about said items.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
30 August 1901
100 Years Ago
Front Page Anthrax Still Prevalent
More Cattle Die. Feared Disease Killet Two Horses in Waukegan.


Since our last issue probably a dozen or more cattle have died in the territory infected with the anthrax epidemic. A Mr. Balden, of Palatine, is reported to have lost five, all dying within 24 hours. It was supposed that vicinity, where the diesease first became apparent, and where for two or three weeks no additional cases have developed, would escape with no further losses. Mr. Balden's loss has spread consternation among the farmers. Others who have lost cattle since last week are: Will Brockman of Diamond Lake, two; H. Beduske, Gilmer, one; Wm. Krueger, of Long Grove, one; and a Mr. Lodatz, who lives south of Gilmer, three.

Two Horses Die

From a Waukegan daily paper published Tuesday we clip the following:

Local horsemen fear that anthrax, the disease that has infested herds of cattle in the southwestern part of the county, has invaded Waukegan. The disease is not thoroughly understood hereabouts and for this reason, the fear that it has reached this locality is the keener.

Within two days, C. W. Harvey of Sheridan Road has lost two horses under conditions that would indicate that is is due to the disease, anthrax. He was watering the first animal at the trough on South Genesee street, when, without any indication that it was ill, the horse dropped dead instantly.

He purchased another horse yesterday and this morning when he went to his barn he found the other horse of his original team dead.

When he had put it away for the night the animal appeared as well as ever and the cause of its death is thus unaccountable, unless it is that the epidemic has reached here at last.

From the description above we are inclined to believe the horses did not die of anthrax, as none of the symptoms so apparent in cases throughout the county were manifest. Cattle suffering with anthrax do not "drop dead" suddenly. A high fever always preceded death, which generally occurs from two to twenty-four hours after the animal is taken sick.
 
Rockefeller Mrs. M. J. Anderson, mother of the pastor, is visiting with her son.

The youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom McBride is proving himself a wonder. He has never crept; is only nine months ole and is beginning to walk.

The house of Mr. Berghorn was struck by lightning during the last storm. The bolt struck the chimney, entirely ruining it above the roof line. The covers were blown off the pipe holes inside and Mr. and Mrs. Berghorn both felt the effedts of the shock for some hours after its occurrance. A new chimney is in the process of erection.
 
Ivanhoe Decker-Parker

A very pleasant little wedding took place in our village on Wednesday, Aug. 21st, at the home of the bride's mother, in the presence of a small company of relatives and friends. Miss Katherine Decker, one of our popular Ivanhoe young ladies, was united in marriage with Mr. Charles Parker, of Volo, Rev. Mr. Dutton, of Wauconda, officiating. The house was tastefully decorated with ferns and roses. The bride looked charming, attired in dainty white and carrying a handsome bouquet of white roses. Mr. and Mrs. Parker received many presents from their friends, who wish them all joy and happiness in their wedded life. They left Wednesday evening for a wedding trip to St. Joseph, Mich., and from thence to Elgin, Aurora and Sandwich, Ill. They will be at home after Sept. 1st, in Volo. The following guests were present: Mr. and Mrs. Palmer and Mrs. Langill, of Evanston; Mrs. Chancey Parker, Ed Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Combs, Rose Huson, Mary Raymond, Mary Raught and Jennie Walton, of Volo; Florence Bryant, Emma Radke, Alice Payne, Lillian Payne, Emma Grabbe, Mr. and Mrs. Grabbe, Mr. and Mrs. Vickery, Lizze Wirtz, Carrie Wirtz, and Frank Wirtz, of Ivanhoe.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
6 September 1901
100 Years Ago
Diamond Lake Miss Lillis Colby returned home from Andersen, Ind. last week.

Mrs. Lydia M. Richards, who has been visiting relatives in this vicinity, has returned to her home in Kirwin, Kans.

Diamond Lake school ma'ams will soon be busy - Miss Ray at Rockefeller, Miss Maxham at Aptakisic, and Miss Hodgkins near Palatine.

The stewards of the church for the coming year are Mrs. M. Lill, Mrs. Anna Darby, Mrs. H. Maxham, Mason Colby, and Miss L. Aynsley was appointed recording steward.

Henry Smith has the misfortune to lose a nice cow last Sunday night, from anthrax. This terrible disease continues to spread and we suppose it will so long as the dogs keep on digging up the dead animals and carrying their bones all over the country. We have been informed that a number of cattle in Ela were partly burned and the rest of the carcasses left on the ground where they lay.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Lottie Cole, of Two Rivers, Wis., has been visiting friends here during the past week.

Marion and Susan Payne left on Tuesday for Marion, Ind., where they will attend Normal school during the coming year.

We sympathize with Mr. and Mrs. Will Vickery in the death of their father, who died Tuesday. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 o'clok at the house.
 
Decker - Bryant Nuptials On Monday September 2nd at two o'clok at the home of the bride occurred the marriage of two of the most popular and esteemed young people of Ivanhoe. A wide circle of friends and relatives assembled to witness the ceremony. The bride beautifully attired in white carrying bridal roses; the groom in conventional black marched to a selection from Lonengrin, were united in holy matrimony by Rev. Ralsa F. Morley.

The newly married pair were the recipient of many costly gifts as an expression of the high regards in which they were held. Among those present were the bride's sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Wells and Arthur Blackler, of Lake Forest; Mr. and Mrs. H.N. Maxham, and daughter Estelle; Mr. and Mrs. Julius Chamberlain; Mrs. Edward Harden, and daughter Lottie Cole; Miss Smith and Miss Jones, of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Anton Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. Langill, Mr. and Mrs. Samway, of Evanston; Arthur Simpson, of North Chicago; Mr. Thompson, of Evanston; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dolph, Mrs. H.D. Wells, Mrs. Dean, Misses Alice and Lillian Payne.

Martin Decker is well known in educational circles as a successful teacher, having pursued portions of his college course in the Northwestern Princeton and Chicago Universities. He is a man of ripe scholarship and of ability.

During the coming year Mr. Decker has the supervision of the Grayslake schools where he had previously been engaged. Mrs. Decker, nee Miss Bryant who also completed her course at Northwestern has for years been one of the most prominent in social and church circle, acting for some time as church choirster, and an energetic and enthusiastic worker in Christian Endeavor. By her quiet, unassuming and sympathetic nature she has won a lasting place in the hearts of all, while her loving and winsome ways have made her a place in the community that cannot well be filled. We bespeak for her a host of friends in the community in which she shall reside.

The happy couple departed on the evening train amidst showers or rice, old shoes and congratulations. They were accompanied as far as Chicago by about twenty of their interested young friends, who most solicitously tended their every want.

Prof. and Mrs. Decker will be at home after Sept. 9th at their residence in Grayslake.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
13 September 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller W. E. Anderson stopped at his brother's, J.R. Anderson, the 2d of Sept.

Miss Jessie Reed, of Glenview, visited with her sister, Mrs. F.R. Anderson, during fair week.

Knigge & Lusk are fast becoming capitalist owning to a rushing pickle business. They employed eleven pickers some days last week.

The funeral of Mr. Vickory, an old resident living northwest of Rockefeller, occurred Thursday, Sept. 5th. Interment was at Libertyville.

Arthur Berghorn took a vacation during fair week. Vacations apparently do not agree with him for he took an enforced holiday Monday owning to illness.

Miss Lottie McBride has gone to Chicago Heights to teach. Although the school building was not quite ready for occupancy, her presence at her school was necessary.

We are making up a party for a fall tour in the United States, and we should like the pleasure of numbering you among the tourists. It will be perfectly safe for you to come alone, as we shall have an unlimited number of chaperons on hand. The expense will be slight; the cars are well lighted, evenly heated by furnace and built for use. The train will start from Mr. John Cronkhite's Friday evening, Sept. 13, at 7:45 p.m. Meals are included. The trip inlucdes stops at most of the leading cities and points of interest in the United States. Cordially Yours, Social Committee, C.E.

School Notes

This year a high school course is attempted. The work is done by alternation as far as possible. Ninth grade work includes general history, algebra, literature, botany and book-keeping. Tenth year includes general history (continued), algebra (continued), zoology, physical geography, an introductory course in physics and a review of the common branches for those who wish to prepare for county superintendent's examination for teacher's certificate.
 
Ivanhoe Wm. Kuebker is the newly installed janitor at the church.

Mr. J. H. Van Plew will return to Beloit College next week.

Dean Wells returned home from Michigan last week, where he has been visiting his aunt Mrs. Averill.

Preparations are being made for the erection of a costly monument in our cemetery to the memory of Mr. Depmeyer.

Miss Rena Decker accompanied Miss Lillian Payne to Chicago Friday, from whence Miss Payne returned Saturday to her school at Penrose where she was engaged during the past year.
 
Diamond Lake Miss Ruth Ray started teaching at Rockefeller last Monday.

Geo. M. Ray is building a new chicken yard fence. He is to build a new barn this fall and make various other improvements.

It is understood that the ground has been staked out for a saloon.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
20 September 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. J. E. Holcomb and daughter Dorothy visited friends in Waukegan Saturday and Sunday.

Mr. Lafayette Butterfield and daughter Mae returned Wednesday from Buffalo and New York where they have made a prolonged sojourn.

Monday John Well's three weeks old child succumed to spinal mengetis. The child was apparently robust when born but gradually grew worse until Monday. The funeral was held at 10:30 at the house; interment at Wauconda.

School Notes

Miss Brentenback, who teaches singing in our school, is in Wheaton at present writing.

No school Thursday p.m., the day of National mourning. Regular work of the forenoon was suspended and the nature of the great sorrow which has stricken our nation was explained.
In accordance with Superintendent Marvin's request our flag is dressed in mourning because of the calamity that has befallen our nation, the death of our late President, the loved, the honored, the lamented William McKinley.

While nothing can take the place of the library in the home, the best substitute for it is the library in the school. Educational sentiment is alert upon this subject and the growth of the school libraries during the past five years bear us out in this statement. Our library consists of 130 volumes.
 
Ivanhoe Howard Beach was home Sunday.

Mrs. Chas. Decker is entertaining a niece from Chicago.

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Fosket, last Saturday, a son. All are happy.

Mrs. Will Skinner has been called to the home of her mother, who is very low.

Miss Mary Decker has just left for a year's work in the Northern Illinois State Normal at DeKalb.

Miss Worhide, of St. Louis, who has been visiting her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Grabbe, had been joined by her brother.

School Notes

Twenty-four pupils have been enrolled so far.

Mata Wisner is a new member of the first grade.

Robbie wears a smile of satisfaction over the arrival of a baby brother.
 
Diamond Lake Chas. Whitney has moved into Mrs. Lynn Colby's house.

Willie Ray and Charlie Whitney are attending the Rockefeller school.

School was closed Thursday in honor of McKinley.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
27 September 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Henry Kublank has the record of being the fastest coal shoveler in the county.

Anna May Cronkhite has commenced the term at the Chicago College of Music, going in each Wednesday.

Theodore Swan and B. Thomas have added their voices to the choir, the first singing tenor and the second bass.

Miss Mary MacArthur returned to her home in Waupaca, Wis., after a prolonged visit among us. She has many friends here who regret her departure and hope for another visit in the near future.

Joel B. Thomas has secured a permanent position as night operator at Silver Lake, Wis., on the W.C. railroad. Railroad officials are not slow to recognize sterling qualities in boys as well as men, and B's many friends rejoice with hime over his good fortune.

It is the custom among papers to put forth suppliments for different occasions; some at Christmas, some for the 4th of July and some send out a Sunday suppliment; but we do work on Sunday, and the 4th is past, and still more we may be driven out of town before Christmas, therefore we have decided to put out a "Sidewalk" edition and here it is:
A man stood on a street corner of our little town at the hour of twelve gazing around at sights that bewildered him. On all sides, stretching out in the distance, lay beautiful cement walks bathed in the mellow light of the street lamps. All the world was asleep - so was he and dreaming in the bargain, as you can tell by the words "cement walks."

If a punishment of sufficient severity can not be thought of for Czolgosz let us suggest that he be brought here and be made to traverse some of our sidewalks blindfolded.

Thursday, the day of President McKinley's interment, was spent quietly. Little or no business was done. School was dismissed, the children assembling only long enough for the principal to say a few words appropriate to the occasion.
 
Ivanhoe An automobile en-route from Chicago to McHenry passed through town last Thursday.

Miss Steinbock returned to her home in Chicago, after a three weeks visit at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Chas. Dorfler.

Willard Beach is entertaining his mother, whose home in in Glidden, Iowa.

James Van Plew, of Wheaton, was with his family over Sudnay. He is well pleased with his new home. His family will join him in a few weeks.

On last Saturday, occured the death of Mrs. W.H. Skinner's mother, at her home in Yorkville, Kendall County. Mrs. Skinner has been at her bedside for the past two weeks, and her death has been daily expected.
 
School Notes Twenty-five pupils have been enrolled instead of twenty-four as stated last week.

The boys have purchased an excellent foot-ball. Carl Dorfler is the energetic, hustling athletic organizer of the school.

Moto Wismer was quite badly cut with a corn-knife last Monday and has been unable to attend school for several days.

What some of the alumni of the school are doing:
Harry Abbott attending Princeton College; T.H. Decker attending Northwestern University; John Van Plew attending Beloit College; W.H. Payne practicing surgery at Pueblo, Colorado; Rav Hubbard, chief assistant in Lake County Independet office at Libertyville; Vernon Van Plew, clerk in Battershall's department store at Grayslake; Howard Beach, principal of schools, Glenview Ill.; Henry Kuebker, cashier in W.P. Higley's department store, Waukegan; James Van Plew, stenographer, Chicago; Martin Decker, Principal Grayslake school.
 
Diamond Lake Geo. M. Ray and R. F. Rouse attended the fair at Elkhorn last Thursday.

C. J. Tattler has started his new barn. Chas. Ray and John Bartlett are doing the work.

Paul Ray was the victim of a pleasant surprise Saturday evening. Dancing was indulged in and a merry time was enjoyed. Those present were: Stella Maxham, Lena Brandt, Ruth Ray, Rob Lill, John Ralph, Ralph Darby, Miss Flath, Miss Young, Ollie Numsen and Alfred Flath, of Chicago.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
4 October 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Swan and son Bert are spending a few days in Chicago.

Mr. and Mrs. John Rhoder, of Chicago, are visiting with Wm. Knigge this week.

Luella Hershberger, who up to a year ago resided in this place, is teaching the school at Rollins and will stay here the latter part of each week.

Character is as essential as health to the peace and prospertiy of our country. Every honest and industrious emmigrant is welcome here, as an industrious man has no time for thoughts of anarchy.

Citizens of Rockefeller are you acquainted with the rotten condition of your sidewalks, which are worse than cowpaths? If not, just take a walk and view them for yourselves.
 
Ivanhoe H. D. Wells was at home Saturday and Sunday.

Mr. Carl Dorfler and son Frank were Waukegan visitors last Monday.

The auction sale at the Van Plew homestead last Thursday was well attended.

Mrs. James Van Plew, son and daughter, Owen and Florence, moved to Wheaton last Tuesday, where they joined Mr. Van Plew who has been there for several months.

Mrs. C.F. Slater of Oakland, California, is visiting her cousin, Mrs. J.G. Bensinger.

Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Decker of Grayslake spent Saturday and Sunday with Mrs. Decker's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Bryant.

After going the depth of 287 feet, Adam Titus has succeeded in "striking water" at J.L. Chamberlains. Mr. Chamberlain raised a windwill over the new well on Tuesday.

Miss Theo. Smith has been elected to represent the local C.E. at the State C.E. Convention to be held at Danville. The convention opens Thursday evening and lasts until Sunday. Miss Smith is an enthusiastic C.E. worker and will no doubt favor us with an excellent report. [transcriber's note: C.E. = Christian Endeavor Society]
 
Fremont Center Mr. Ray Wells of Rockefeller wa a Fremont caller last Sunday evening.

Corn cutting is nearly finished and the hum of the shredder will soon be heard.

Mr. Michael Behm and family of Milwaukee are spending a few weeks with Mr. Behm's parents and other relatives here.

Mr. Frank Davis, Sr., has rented his farm to his son for a term of years and will move his family to Grayslake soon.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
11 October 1901
100 Years Ago
Front Page - Waukegan Henry Ketta, of this city, believed to have been numbered among the dead soldiers in the Philippines, surprised his relatives and friends in Waukegan Monday by appearing their midst "the liveliest dead man you ever saw." His relatives mourned him as dead, his name having been given out in the official dead lists shortly after a letter reached here stating that he was critically ill. Therefore the proof seemed conclusive that he was numbered among the fallen soldiers.
 
Rockefeller Dr. D. R. Grover of Chicago has opened an office in Rockefeller for the practice of medicine and surgery, and for the present may be found at the Central Hotel where he will answer all calls for his services day or night. The doctor has been connected with the Chicago Board of Health for the last three years and is lecturer in the Chair of Anatomy at one of the Medical Colleges in that city. We understand that Dr. Grover will soon move his family to this village and that his wife Dr. Orie M. Grover will join him in the practice of medicine here.

G. H. Wells, of the United States Battleship Michigan, was the guest of John Hodge Sunday.

Will Ford, of Chicago, visited with Frank Thomas and family the first of this week.
 
Ivanhoe Henry Van Plew will soon start on a trip to England, where he will visit his old home.

Henry Grabbe, who has been quite sick, is able to be out again.

Frank Dolph expects to give up farming and devote his time to threshing, hay pressing, and similar pursuits.

The village sidewalks came in for a rub at last Thursday night's entertainment.
 
School Notes Raymond Payne spent Saturday in Chicago, and visited the Colambian Field Museum.

Pearl Smith has kindly given the school the use of about a dozen nice plants during the coming year.

Statistics from the monthly report:
Number enrolled, 25;
Average daily attendance, 23 6/7
Percent of attendence, 95 2/5
The boys outnumber the girls 14 to 11.
Those neither absent nor tardy during the month: Ada Kuebker, Dean Wells, Harry Fosket, Roy Chamberlain, Raymond Payne, Bertha Kuebker, Mortie Fosket, Lizzie Kuebker, Bertie Chamberlain, Emma Kuebker.
Those not absent but tardy:
Ruth Wells, Andrew Decker, Charlie Dolph and Opal Smith.
 
Diamond Lake Will Maxham spent last Sunday at home.

Geo. Ray has commenced work on his barn.

Geo. Ray says that it is all talk about poor potatoes. He dug 104 bushels from three acres, the largest one weighing 1 1/2 pounds. It only took forty-three potatoes to make a bushel.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
18 October 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Thursday night, Oct. 10, occurred the marriage of Everett Wells to Miss Annie Dorfler, of Ivanhoe. The young couple will make this village their future home. Congratulations.
 
Ivanhoe What is the matter with our Ivanhoe corresponds this week? We have three and not a word have we received from any of them. Are you sleeping, friends?
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
25 October 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Frank Knigge and wife were in Buffalo this week.

Dr. G. R. Grover and family have moved into the J.E. Holcomb house on Maple street.

Mr. Broadhead entertained Chicago relatives the first of the week.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. Parker, of Volo, spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. Decker.

Orville Smith, John Luebbe and Asa Joice visited the Pan-American at Buffalo last week.

Theodore Decker was home Saturday and Sunday. He is well pleased with the Northwestern University which he is attending this year.
 
School Notes Bertie Chamberlain made a 100 per cent grade in the monthly arithmetic test. The only 100 per cent so far this year.

Robbie is not the only happy member of the school. Mamie and Mikey Wirtz have a sister which they didn't have before.
 
Diamond Lake Arthur Whitney had his index finger on his left hand shot off Monday, his gun discharging while crawling through a fence.

Some 450 soldiers of the 29th Regiment Co's E.F.G. and H. are camped on Ray's grounds on banks of the lake. They marched to Gages Lake Wednesday and returned Thursday. It is said they will hold a sham battle here Friday.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
1 November 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller T. V. Slocum was in town last Tuesday.

The attendance at school has been increased by the enrollment of five new pupils:
Will Rouse, Paul Allanson, Mabel Butterfield, Will Meyer and Will Hecketsweiler.
 
Ivanhoe L. H. Bryant's auction sale Tuesday was well attended. Everything was sold at good prices.

Miss Emma Radke has been visiting in Chicago for some time.

There is almost a "water famine" in town; scarcely a well is not dry. The people are depending mainly on the milk factory for their water supply, paradoxical as this may seem.

The Congregational church will have a new organ. The money to purchase one has been raised by subscription, and it is thought that perhaps by next Sunday an organ may be placed in the church. Richard Duddles has been the energetic mover in securing the much needed instrument.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
8 November 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Hibbard Ames returned home from Montana last Sunday.

One of our citizens is said to have the oldest horse in Lake County.

Miss Loucks of Peoria spent Sunday visiting Rockefeller friends and relatives.

Miss Day, of Lake Forest and Miss Manfield of Pitsburg Pa., spent Saturday at the home of J. E. Holcomb.

Albert Rhoder, a former resident of this village recently spent his vacation with his relatives in Rockefeller.
 
School Notes
Paul and Lyle Morris and Edward Gosswiller were enrolled Monday.
 
Ivanhoe The boys did not allow Hallowe'en to pass unnoticed.

L. H. Fitch, of University Place, Neb., was in town Monday and Tuesday, canvassing.

Miss Louise Guildameister, of Chicago, spent Saturday and Sunday with her sister, Mr. John Meikle.

Miss Winterhalter, of Chicago, visited with her sister, Mrs. John Wirtz, from Saturday until Monday.

John Meikle is quite low at present. He has a very troublesome sore throat, which, with the many other complications he has to battle, causes him to suffer greatly.

The Hallowe'en social given by the C.E. at the home of H.C.W. Meyer last Thursday was one of the largest social affairs of the year. A neat little sum was realized for the society.
 
School Notes
Etta Grabbe and Daisy Van Plew have enrolled in the eighth grade.

Carl Dorfler is a good foot ball player, but he could not prevent one of John Orgaard's cows from making a "touch down" last Monday morning, in spite of the fact that he had witnessed one of the big games of the season.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
15 November 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Hibbard Ames is working for E. G. Payne in Chicago.

John Van Plew of Kansas, who is on his way to England and stopped off at Chicago, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Porteous Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. C. Dressen are in Waupaca this week, the guests of their son Will who is first cashier in the principal bank in the above named city.

Mrs. Louise Specht and Mrs. Dr. Heidemann, of Elmhurst, spent Sunday with their brother Will Knigge. Mrs. Heidemann returned home MOnday morning, but Mrs. Specht will make an indefinate visit.

Literary exercises Nov. 27 and Dec. 24 at our school. Anna Bader, Anna Gadke, Bernard Swan, Blaine Thomas, Charles Proctor, Cora Thomas, Eva Rouse, Emma Voelker and Emma Meyer took part last Wednesday.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
22 November 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Joseph King and wife, of Waupace, Wis., spent Sunday with his parents.

Mr. and Mrs. Rich, of Waupaca, Wis., are visiting their son, W.L. Rich.

Miss Reed, of Glenview, was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Rev. Anderson, recently.

Chester Mann, of Waukegan, is visiting his grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Rouse, Sr.

Horace, the son of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. King, who has lung fever is slowly recovering, Dr. Shaffer, of Grayslake is in attendance.
 
Ivanhoe Fred Beach is visiting Iowa relatives.

Miss Fanny Bryant is home from Marion, Ind., where she has been attending Normal school.

Mrs. Wm. Meikle is at the home of her son, John Meikle. She expects to make an extended visit. Her home is in McInnes, Ontario.

Henry Van Plew left last Wednesday for an extended visit in England. He was accompanied by his brother, John Van Pleew, of Kansas.

Miss Minnie Snyder was surprised by a number of her young friends a week ago Tuesday evening, it being the occasion of her birthday. The party was at the home of Miss Snyder's sister, Mrs. Ritty, where she is staying at present.
 
School Notes The number in attendance is now 27.

Carl Dorfler read an interesting account of the big foot ball game between Beloit and Chicago at a recent meeting of the success club.

Statistics for the month ending Oct. 7th:
Number enrolled during month - 25
Average daily attendance - 23
Percentage of attendance - 94 3/4
This does not quite come up to the first month's record.

Those neither absent nor tardy during the past month were:
Harry Fosket, Ruth Wells, Roy Chamberlain, Raymond Payne, Bertha Kuebker, Emma Kuebker, Dora Dorfler, Charlie Dolph, Bertie Chamberlain, Mortie Fosket and Lizzie Kuebker.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
29 November 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller - School Notes Frank Wirtz, John Rouse and Philip Ames were enrolled last week.

Mesdames J. J. Rouse and Frank Thomas were recent visitors.

Those who took part in the rhetorical exercises on Wednesday afternoon are:
Justin Bilinski, Lyle Morris, Edwin Cook, George Lathrop, John Rouse, Herman Litchfield, Harry Rouse, John Holcomb, John Whitney, Leroy Knigge and several others.

Those who took part in the literary program last Wednesday were:
Harry Meyer, Herman Zersen, Bessie McBride, Eva Grover, Esther Hecketsweiler.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Emma Grabbe is quite ill.

Mrs. Dean in in Palatine, called there by the serious illness of a relative.

Mrs. Arthur Payne has successfully passed through an operation in a Chicago hospital. Every feature of her case points to a speedy recovery.
 
Ivanhoe - School Notes Mata Wisner is out of school on account of a very bad cold.

Opal Smith, Mortie Fosket, Lola Smith and Bertha Kuebker have been promoted to the fifth grade; Lizzie Kuebker has been promoted to the fourth.

Benj. H. Miller, of Libertyville, and R.W. Churchill, of Chicago, both former teachers here, have signified their desire to join the Alumni and expect to attend the banquet.

These officers were elected the last meeting of the Success Club:
President - Ruth Wells
Vice Pres. - Andrew Decker
Sec. - Daisy Van Plew
Treas. - Harry Fosket
They will serve for two months.

Remember, only about one month more before the Alumni banquet.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
6 December 1901
100 Years Ago
Front Page Young Life Ended

Willis N. Maxham died at Lake Forest very suddenly Saturday morning, November 30th, of pneumonia, after but a week's illness.
Mr. Maxham was in the employ of S. Blackler, and it was due to exposure after duties performed requiring considerable exertion, his death is attributed. He became tired and overheated while driving cattle and sat down for a few moments upon the ground. Pneumonia followed this exposure, laying him low before a week passed.
Willis was a noble young man and deservedly popular among all his acquaintances, who with the parents and sister feel keenly this affliction.
Deceased was born in Diamond Lake, January 10, 1876, and lived most of his life with his parents at that place. The funeral took place Sunday afternoon from the church at Diamond Lake, burial being in Ivanhoe cemetery. Dr. J. B. Robinson, of Libertyville, conducted the services.
 
Rockefeller - School Notes Willie Albrecht was enrolled Tuesday.

Those who were neither absent nor tardy during the past three months will receive certificates of award from the county superintendent. They are:
Anna Bader, Cora Thomas, Blaine Thomas, Eva Rouse, Emma Voelker, Minnie Rouse, Nina Rouse and Esther Hecketsweiler.

Those who will take part in the literary program on Wednesday p.m., Dec. 11th, are:
Madge Proctor, Otto King, Paul Allanson, Philip Ames, Will Hecketsweiler, Will Ray, Mabel Butterfield, Paul Morris, Park Allanson, Raymond Gossel, Will Meyer, Ralph Rouse and Frank Wirtz.
 
Ivanhoe Theodore Decker was home over Thanksgiving.

Harriet Brainard was home during the Thanksgiving vacation.

Mr. Sanderson, of McInnes, Ontario, is visiting his brother-in-law, John Meikle.

Mr. and Mrs. Gildameister, of Chicago, were the Thanksgiving guests of their daughter, Mrs. John Meikle.

The remains of Willis Maxham, of Diamond Lake, who died in Lake Forest on last Saturday were interred in the cemetery here, Sunday afternoon. He had many friends in this vicinity who deeply regret his untimely demise.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
13 December 1901
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Miss Eva Slye, of Baraboo, Wis., visited her friend Dr. Orie M. Grover, a few days last week.

Several of our citizens were considerably delayed in getting to Chicago by the burning of a bridge near DesPlaines. Such wooden structures are out of date and should be replaced by substantial iron bridges.
 
Ivanhoe Mr. Sanderson has returned to his home in McInnes, Ontario, after spending a week with his brother-in-law, John Meikle.

Henry Kapple who has been assisting Adam Titus for several months has returned to his home near Wauconda. Nick Golster has been engaged by Mr. Titus.

Those who will be home during the Holidays are:
Theodore Decker, John Van Plew, Lillian Payne, Harriet Brainard, Myrtle Payne, Ernest Beckwith, James Van Plew, H.D. Wells, Mary Decker, Alice Payne and Howard Beach.

While shredding corn last Friday, John Orgaard accidently had his left hand caught between two cog wheels. The result was a very badly crushed hand. It was thought at first that the little finger was broken, but it proved to be only out of joint, although the flesh was torn to the bone. The hand is getting along nicely at present.

A Coming Wedding


Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Ames, of Ivanhoe, have issued invitations to the wedding of their dauthter Eunice to Prof. Benjamin A. Munson, to take place at their home, December 24th.
Miss Ames has been a teacher in the county for several years and has a large circle of friends.
Mr. Munsun, who first met Miss Ames in college four years ago, is a young man of ability and possessed of a happy faculty of making friends wherever he goes. He is president of the Brazil Business University which with his brother he established at Brazil, Indiana, two years ago.
After spending a few days with friends here, Mr. and Mrs. Munsun will go to Brazil to make their home.
 
Ivanhoe - School Notes Those out of school at different times during the past week-and-a-half on account of cold or sore throat were:
Opal Smith, Lola Smith, Bertha Kuebker, Etta Grabbe and Claude Smith.

The enrollment last month was 27.
The average daily attendance was aprox. 24 1/2
Percent of attendance, 90 7/10
This falls below the record of the first two months, the principal cause being sickness.

The following pupils were neither absent nor tardy during the month ending Dec. 6th:
Ada Kuebker, Harry Fosket, Ray Chamberlain, Raymond Payne, Bertha Kuebker, Mortie Fosket, Bertie Chamberlain, Swight Dolph, Robert Fosket and Claude Smith.
Those not absent but tardy:
Ruth Wells, Charlie Dolph, Dora Dorfler and Daisy Van Plew.
Mortie Fosket has not been absent since June 1899.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
20 December 1901
100 Years Ago
Obituary
Geo. F. Mitchell was born in Whitley, Yorkshire, England, Dec. 25, 1813. His mother died while he was in infancy and at the age of twelve years he left home, working for a time in England, next in Wales, and then emigrating to America in 1841, settling in Peoria, Ill.
In 1850 the gold fever took him to California, returning to this state in 1851. Again in spring of 1853 he made another trip to California, overland as he did the first time. with a number of others he purchased the Iowa Hill Funnell Claim, which proved a financial success to the owners. He again returned in 1857 and after spending a winter in Superior mining copper at which time he had both feet frozen and nearly lost his life, bought a small piece of land in Chicago and built a residence.
In 1861 he was married to Sarah Ann Kemp. Four children were born to them, two dying in infancy. Two survive, Geo. W., of Diamond Lake and Edward F., of Chicago. His wife died in 1871, he spending the last eleven years of his life with his son George at Diamond Lake, where he passed away Saturday morning, Dec. 7th, 1901.
His remains were laid to rest beside those of his wife and two sons, in Rose Hill Cemetery, Chicago, on Dec. 10th.
 
Ivanhoe Mr. Meikle is very ill at present.

Rev. R. F. Morley will officiate at the Munson-Ames wedding next Wednesday.

Letters from Henry Van Plew tell of his safe arrival in England and the enjoyable visit he is having there. His brother, however, is quite sick with typhoid fever.
 
Ivanhoe - School Notes
Frank Wagner has enrolled for the seventh grade.

Those interested will be pleased to learn that C. A. Partridge will act as toastmaster at the Alumni banquet.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
27 December 1901
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Mrs. Dean has been ill for a number of days. She is improving.

Frank Cronkhite and sister, Anna Mae, were Christmas callers in town.

Orvile Smith is a busy man these days. Besides his regular daily work at the factory, his chairmanship of the banquet supper committee and secretaryship of the Alumni, keeps him "on the move." Orville is a "hustler" when he undertakes anything.
 
Miss Grace Towner Weds At the Methodist parsonage, in Libertyville, on Monday night, Mr. Seldon S. Mitchell, of Pittsburg, Pa., and Miss Grace Towner, of Diamond Lake, were united in marriage by Dr. J. B. Robinson.

The bride is well known hereabouts, a most amiable young lady, loved and respected by a large circle of frriends. She is the daughter of Mr. Fred Towner, of Grayslake, and the grand-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Allanson.

Mr. Mitchell is son of Frank Mitchell, of Diamond Lake, and went to Pittsburg last summer, where he is working for a large electrical concern.

We united with their friends in extending congratulations.
 
Ames - Munson Nuptials
On Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1901, at high noon, at the residence of the bride's parents, Ivanhoe, Ill., was celebrated the marriage of Miss Eunice Ames, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Ames, to Benjamin A. Munson, of Brazil, Ind. The ceremony was performed by Rev. R. F. Morley, of McCormick Seminary, Chicago, a former Ivanhoe pastor, and was witnessed by about sixy immediate relatives and friends. Among those prsent from abroad were the mother, brothers and sisters of the groom.

The house was tastily decorated with evergreen, holly and mistletow and no effort was spared to make the guests present welcome.

The bride was attired in cream lawnsdown and was attended by her cousin, Miss Lulu Ames, as flower girl.

After the ceremony and congratulations the guest repaired to the dining room where a bountiful repast awaited them.

The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Ames and is well and favorably known in Lake County. She has been a teacher in the public schools for a number of years and took high rank while engaged in that profession. Her pleasant smile and amiable character won her a large circle of friends, all of whom have for her a warm place in their hearts and nothing but best wishes for her future happiness.

The groom is at the head of a business college in Brazil, Ind., and though a young man has already achieved marked success in his chosen profession.

The bride and groom were the recipients of many elegant and useful presents, testifying to the high esteem in which they are held by their friends. Mr. and Mrs. Munson will be at home to their friends after Jan. 15, 1902, at Brazil, Ind.

May their cup of bliss be full to overflowing and sunshine and happiness be with them all the day.