Local History - 1903

From the Lake County Independent ,
9 January 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Miss Lottie McBride returned to her school work at Chicago Heights on Sunday last.

Mrs. Anna Lathrop and children returned Monday from Ravenswood and Austin where they had been to spend the holiday vacation with relatives.

A team belonging to Mr. Orgarrd, of Ivanhoe, and driven by Albert Snyder of the same place took a lively runaway through our streets last Monday morning. The driver was thrown out and the wagon and its contents were scattered along the street for a block or two but fortunately no serious damage was done. The team was finally stopped in front of the residence of W. D. Porteous.

Chas. Leibovitz has severed his connection with the Rockefeller Cigar Company and will move his family back to Chicago where he will engage in the same line of work. This will not in anyway affect the interests of the factory here. The company is planning to increase its facilities and number of workmen to meet the constantly increasing demand for their product.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Marion Payne left Monday for Knox college at Galesburt, Ill.

Al Snyder has taken several firsts at the clay pigeon shoots held at Diamond Lake.

There was a surprise party for Miss Rena Decker, at her home New Years evening.

Miss Etta Grabbe and Miss Lizzie Wirtz returned to Wheaton to continue work at college.

Miss Harriet Brainard has returned to Waterman, Ill., to again take up the duties of wielding the rod.

Miss Rosa Simpson and Miss Rena Decker are now staying at Diamond Lake during their school days.

H. D. Wells has resigned his position as traveling salesman for Chapman Smith & Co., of Chicago, after 15 years of continuous service.
 
Fort Hill C. L. Thomson and B. Amann are filling their ice houses.

Miss Barbara Diethorn, of Libertyville, visited her mother a part of last week.

Ira Smith and family spent New Years day with Grandpa Townsend in Grant township.

The Misses Payne entertained about twenty of their young frineds New Year's eve, a pleasant time was enjoyed.

Mr. and Mrs. George Huson, of Chicago, were guests of the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Groves from Wednesday until Sunday evening.

George Davis and Miss Adaline Wait attended the surprise party on Paul Avery, Friday evening and report a pleasant time.
 
West Fremont Mr. Loomis and children spent Sunday at Rockefeller.

Mrs. Stone entertained her daughter, Mrs. Boyce, last week.

The patrons filled the Fremont Creamery ice house last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon spent New Years with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stone.

Ed Knipfel spent Sunday with his sister Minnie, who is working in the hotel at Lake Zurich.
 


Note: There was no issue dated 2 January 1903 on our microfilm
 
From the Lake County Independent ,
16 January 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller The merry jingle of sleigh bells is frequently heard on our streets now-a-days.

Mr. B. Brodhead is not recovering from his recent illness as rapidly as his friends might wish. He is still confined to his house.

Miss Lottie McBride was called home from her school at Chicago Heights last Friday evening on account of the sickness and death of her father.

Since the return of Frank Knigge the old stock buying firm of Cook & Knigge has been revived and Rockefeller is once more the banner live stock market of Lake County. They shipped a carload of hogs from here last Friday that averaged a little over three hundred pounds each.

Death of John McBride

Once more we are called upon to chronicle the death of an old and respected citizen. Mr. John McBride of this place passed away last Sunday January 11, 1903, after a long and useful life. He had been in feeble health for several years and in the recent past had been troubled with a very obstinate ulcer on his right ear which refused to yield to medical treatment. On Wednesday of last week his ear was operated on by surgeons in Waukegan and the ordeal proved too much for the wasting strength of the patient.

Mr. McBride was born near Ballymena, Ireland, of Scotch parents, in 1822 and was 81 years old at the time of his death. He came to American in 1852 and lived for two years at Geness, New York. Coming from there to Lake County, he lived for four years at Fairfield, moving from there to Fremont and purchasing the farm near this place where he lived thirty-one years. At the end of that time finding his strength was no longer equal to the ardorous duties of farm life he rented his farm and moved to Rockefeller where for the last eight years he and his family have enjoyed the respect and confidence of their village neighbors and friends. In 1854 he was married to Miss Jane Rodgers who through all these years has proven a loving and faithful wife and who is now left to mourn his death. To them were born three children. Thomas J., who is engaged in the hardware business in this place; Eliza and Lottie who are with their mother to help her in this, her time of sorrow.

As may be inferred from his parentage and nativity Mr. McBride was a man of sterling qualities, one of those stright up and down characters who believe in absolute justice between man and man, giving to all that was due them and exacting the same for himself. By his death Rockefeller loses one of its most substantial and highly respected citizens. The funeral services were conducted from the family residence on Wednesday of this week, Rev. Isaac Cookman, of Streator, a former pastor and friend of the family, officiating. The family have the earnest sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.
 
Ivanhoe Lizzie Wagner has enrolled for work in the fourth grade.

Andrew Decker was a recent prize winner in one of the little Chronicle contests.

The eighth grade will soon begin the study of the civil war. Anyone having original material of any kind which can be used in the study of this period, would confer a special favor by allowing us to use it.
 
Fremont Center Ed Diebold spent a couple of days last week visiting friends and relatives in the city.

Miss Martha Frederick attended the Reading Circle at Rockefeller last Saturday afternoon.

Valentine Traut returned to his home in Wisconsin one day last week after spending a few days with relatives here.

I. Honl and family returned home one day last week after spending a couple of weeks with friends and relatives in Wisconsin.
 
West Fremont Mrs. Donley returned home from the city Tuesday.

E. Stone is working in the ice house at Lakes Corners.

Miss L. Dresden, of Beloit, is the guest of Miss Loomis for a few weeks.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
23 January 1903
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Mrs. Meikle has sold her horse to Nick Graber, of Gilmer

H. D. Wells and daughter Ruth were Chicago visitors Tuesday and Wednesday.

C. M. Fosket is filling his ice house, the ice being hauled from Diamond Lake.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stewart, of North Luke, Neb., are visiting old friends here.

Miss Rose Hanson, who has been visiting with her aunt, Mrs. H. VanPlew, returned home Tuesday.

Mrs. Ogston, Mrs. Bensinger's mother, is very sick. Dr. Dawson, of Wauconda, is attending her.
 
Fort Hill Miss Susie Lenzen is at home after a few weeks stay at Volo.

Those on the sick list are Mrs. A.W. Fox, Mrs. H. Davis, Mrs. C. E. Coombs and D. V. Wait.

Mrs. C. Cleveland, of Hainesville, is staying with her brother, A. W. Fox and caring for the sick ones.

Mrs. Bert Paddock enjoyed a visit from her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lucine Mutaw, and sister, Mrs. Sneesby, of Gurnee, recently.

Joseph Davis was the victim of a surprise party Friday evening. About twenty of his young friends came to his home and spent a very pleasant evening.
 
Fremont Center Mrs. G. M. Traut, son and daughter were Waukegan visitors last Sunday.

Andrew Wagner spend a couple of days last week visiting relatives in the city.

Geo. Dietz left Monday for an extended visit with friends and relatives in Milwaukee.

Joseph C. Dorfler and Albert Snyder were Fremont callers last Saturday evening. How about it, Joe?

Frank Wagner and sister Mary left Saturday for Ohio where they will spend a few weeks visiting friends and relatives.
 
West Fremont Ed Knipfel went to Grayslake Wednesday with a gasoline engine.

A surprise party was given Chris Hapke by a number of his friends. All reported a good time.

One of our young men had the misfortune Sunday evening of having his colt walk away while waiting for his lady friend to put on her bonnet.

A number of the young people of this vicinity attended the masquerade ball at Lake Zurich Saturday evening.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
30 January 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Bert Swan, fireman on the Wisconsin Central, is at home for a few days visit this week.

F. D. Shaddle has gone to Colorado where he will remain for the balance of the winter.

We understand that Mr. and Mrs. Everett Wells are the happy parents of a baby girl, born to them several weeks ago. A news item that some how did not reach us in time for an earlier insertion in this column.

Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Winestein, the newly married couple, are making thier home with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fineberg at present.

F. C. Baker, of Fond du Lac, Wis., roadmaster of the Wisconsin Central railroad, called on his friend, station agent W. L. Rich a few days ago. Mr. Baker has been in the employ of his company for the last twenty-nine years without the loss of one single day's time. A remarkable record.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. Ogston continues very ill. Her daughter, Mrs. King, of Lake Villa, arrived last Saturday.

Mrs. Jacoby was pleasantly surprised last Friday evening by about seventy-five of her friends, to help her celebrate her birthday.

About twenty young people very pleasantly surprised Robt. C. Stubbins Tuesday evening, it being the twenty-third anniversary of his birthday.

The pupils who came through the holiday month, which was also a month of colds, with their punctual and attendance banners unspotted were:
Harry Fosket, Roy Chamberlain, Raymond Payne, LeRoy Ames, Bertha Kuebker, Martil Fosket, Bertel Chamberlain, Lizzie Kuebker, Emma Chamberlain, Emma Kuebker, Dora Dorfler and Claude Smith.
 
Fort Hill Herb Davis is hauling cord wood to Grayslake.

Geo. Davis is the proud owner of a new top buggy.

John Walton is repairing the ice house at thy creamery.

Wm. Richardson is quite sick at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Douglas Wait.

Mrs. E. Cleveland and daughter Katie, of East Fox Lake, were callers in this vicinity one day last week.

Scholars neither absent nor tardy for the past month are:
Ralph Davis, Forrest Thompson, Owen Paddock and Phyllis Paddock.

Mrs. Jason Converse and grand-daughter, Mrs. Joe Vogt were called to Geary, South Dakota, by the serious illness of Cyrus Converse, the latter's father.
 
Diamond Lake Henry Smith has so recovered as to be able to be out again.

An enjoyable evening was spent at the home of H.N. Maxham Wednesday, it being in the nature of a "surprise." A rocking chair was presented by the guests to Mr. and Mrs. Maxham as a token of esteem. Games of various kinds followed by a bountiful repast helped make up the evening's pleasure.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
6 February 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller "Grandma" Putnam is on the sick list this week at Hotel Harden

This market now has an abundance of coal and it is a good thing, for the worst blizzard of the season came sweeping down upon us last Tuesday morning.
 
Ivanhoe Carl Dorfler has decided to farm for one year. Such a husky lad as Carl should be a blacksmith but he declares he would rather "Shoo" horses than horse shoe.

Our pet blind ground-hog didn't see his shadow Monday and so the poor little heathen forgot to go back to bed. Tuesday night amid the gentle rustlings of a northwestern gale we had the pleasure of digging him out of a five foot snow drift, on the square.
 
Fort Hill Simon Davis is on the sick list.

After spending a few days at home, Miss Alta Converse returned to her school at Libertyville Monday.

H. Horton received a telephone message Friday announcing the death of his mother, which occurred at Franklin Park. Her remains were brought to Grayslake for burial Saturday.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
13 February 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller We understand Fred Gosswiller has sold his home and lot to Harry Winfield.

Mr. and Mrs. James Wilson, of Austin, visited their family relatives at Hotel Harden over Sunday.

Miss Lila May Rouse, who has been on a visit to her aunt at Austin for a few days returned home Saturday.

There is nothing of special interest going on here now-a-days except the mumps. We believe there has been about 25 cases altogether.

Mrs. J. B. Root, who has been visiting her aunt, Mrs. R. D. Cook this week, returned to her home at Enderlin, N. D. on Thursday.

Those people who think that the rural mail carriers have a nice and easy time of it, riding about in their little wagons with the lettered sides out, ought to go over the route once and try it. Not only is the long drive every day, rain or shine, bad roads or good (and they're seldom good this year) inclinded to become monotonous when you follow it long enough but there are manifold duties belonging to the place that the public know little of. Each rural carrier is required by the postal regulations to keep a register of the hour of his departure from and his return to the post office each day, and the time on trip. He must also keep a daily record of the number of piece of mail he delivers, collects, divided into the various kinds - as letters, papers, postal cards, circulars, etc., as well as registerd mail, postage stamps cancelled, besides registering mail and issuing money orders. Besides all this the carrier is required periodically to take a complete census of patrons on his route, including all members of the family old enough to be named, the hired man and the servant girl. All this is looked over, corrected and put in abstract form by the postmaster for the use of himself and the department, and it is much easier told than done. The carrier's job is no snap.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. Frank Dietz continues very ill.

John Orgaard is still confined at his home by a complicated case of blood poison.

Sickness is our vicinity seems to be running things in general. School was dismissed two days last week on account of Mr. Jeanmene having a round with the grippe.
 
Fort Hill Mrs. Cora Diethorn is suffering from an attack of pleurisy.

Chas. Wait and sister Adeline visited the Grayslake school last Friday.

People of this vicinity were greived to learn of the death of Miss Alice Ford, of Chicago. She taught several terms at the Brick school and was a young lady beloved and respected by all. She is a neice of Mrs. C. Dillon, of volo, and the Benwell brothers, of Fort Hill. Her remains were taken to Streator, Ill. for burial last Saturday.

The basket social at the Fort Hill school was a grand success both socially and financially. The program was as follows:
Recitations by Master Harry and Roy Titus, Howard Converse, Earl Paddock, Forrest Thompson and Andrew Amann. Miss Fannie and Florence Smith each gave a recitation and sang a duet, little Flossie Smith sang a solo and was greatly applauded. Will Amann and sister, of Fremont, furnished instrumental and vocal music which was greatly appreciated.
 
Fremont Center Miss Luella Meyer is visiting friends and relatives at Rockford.

George Spoerl, of Ohio, is visiting friends and relatives here.

Miss Rose Frederick is visiting with her sister, Mrs. Mathew Lange, of Chicago.

Miss Bertha Herounimus is visiting with her sister, Mrs. Henkle, of Waukegan.

Paul, the nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Henkle, of Waukegan, was brought here last Monday for burial. This is the second one within two years which is certainly very sad, and the whole community expresses their sympathy for the sorrowing parents.

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dorfler, Jr., which was born last Thursday, Jan. 29, died last Saturday, Feb. 1.
 
West Fremont Call Loomis went to Barrington Saturday.

William Knipfel left for Beloit, Wis., Saturday, where he intends to work in the future.

Mr. Meyer and wife attended a tin wedding at Will Smith's Tuesday evening. They reported a very pleasant trip.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
20 February 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Herman Kublank drove over to Algonquin one day last week to attend the wedding of a friend.

Rev. Fowler, of Diamond Lake church, attended services here last Sunday evening and assisted Rev. Alexander in the service.

R.R. Doolittle sustained so severe an injury by falling on the slippery pavement one day last week that he was confined to the home for several days. We are glad to report that he has about fully recovered again at this writing.

I will be at Rockefeller February 24th to collect taxes. J.B. Morse.
 
Ivanhoe John Hieronimus is very sick at the home of John Moehrlein.

Adam Titus has struck water at Ed. Bollman's at a depth of 198 feet.

Miss Minnie Snyder gave a party to a small number of her friends last Saturday evening.

We are anticipating another talk from a veteran of the Civil War.

The following pupils are entitled to the annual Chicago trip which occurs next June.
Roy Chamberlain, LeRoy Ames, Opal Smith, Mortie Fosket, Bertha Kuebker, Lizzie Kuebker, Dora Dorfler, Bertie Chamberlain, Emma Kuebker. A few more may be added to this list during the last half of the term.
 
Fort Hill Forrest Thompson is on the sick list.

Miss Mary Diethorn is spending the winter with her sister at Palatine.

Avis Payne is unable to attend to her school duties this week on account of sickness.

The shadow social at the new home of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Lusk was a grand success. J. E. Graves manager of the Cloverdale Stock Farm an old time auctioneer, sold the shadows.
 
West Fremont Ed Knipfel called on friends at Grayslake Friday.

E. M. Loomis and lady are spending a few days with Mr. Loomis.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
27 February 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Harry Winfield is moving into the Gossweiller house which he recently purchased.

Clem Small, who has lived for a number of years on the McBride farm, has moved to a farm south of Gilmer.

Mrs. Geo. Snyder, who has been in poor health for a long time, died Wednesday morning at her home here after a very brief acute illness. Obituary will appear next week.

School Notes
Absences caused by sickness this week:
John Rouse, Emma Meyer, Frank Wirtz and Roy Hecketsweiler.

Those who take part in Friday afternoon's program (to-day) are
Frank Vickery, Frank Wirtz, George Lathrop, Gertrude Hapke, Paul Morris, Harry Kramer, Horace King, Herman Lichtfeld, Harry Rouse, Minnie Rouse and Raymond Gossel.
On Friday afternoon, March 6,
John Holcomb, John Rouse, Justin Bilinski, Leroy Knigge, Lovdall King and Myron Wells will take part.
The value of ability to speak or read in public cannot be over-estimated. These exercises are planned with a view of cultivating this ability.
 
Ivanhoe A. A. Payne is not well at present.

Miss Theo Smith entertained a number of her friends last Saturday evening.

Mrs. VanHorn and daughter from Palatine are spending a few days at the home of Mrs. E. A. Dean.

The burial services of Mrs. Dean, of Palatine, occured at the Ivanhoe cemetery last Friday p.m.

Miss Alice Skinner was greatly surprised Monday evening when about sixty-five young people walked into her home and took possession of proceedings. The occasion was one of great enjoyment to everyone who was there.

School Notes

Mickey Wirtz has been promoted to second grade in reading.

The pupils with a perfect attendance and punctuality record for the past month were:
Roy Chamberlain, Mortie Fosket, Bertha Kuebker, Bertie Chamberlain, Lizzie Kuebker, Emma Kuebker, Emma Chamberlain, Dora Dorfler, Dwight Dolph, Claude Smith.

Deliniation of second grade: Dwight Dolph is the busy bee of the class, but all are workers; punctuality record good, the grade has been promoted to third in arithmetic and will probably be third in all studies before spring, this grade follows the present third grade very closely, the deportment of this grade is in the main very good.
 
Last of Prominent Family Early Thursday morning Samuel Hobart Swan passed to his reward, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Chas Babcock, Libertyville.

Mr. Swan is the last of the old and prominent Lake County family of which Deacon Swan, of Fremont, was the head.

Deceased was born April 4, 1828 at Haddam, Conn. With his parents he came west in 1845, settling in Fremont Township. He was married to Mary Rodgers.

Until six years ago he had lived on the farm, much esteemed by all his neighbors and fellow citizens, being several times honored with positions of civil trust, such as supervisor and assessor. He was widely known as upright and of strict business integrity.

Since living in Libertyville Mr. Swan has been an intense sufferer, the result of a minor accident some 20 years ago. Added to this came an attack of lagrippe, which his frail constitution could not withstand, and which produced the fatal result. Thus another good citizen has gone to his long reward.

The following children survive: Hurlbutt, of Chicago; Mrs. Richard Proctor, of Chicago; Mrs. Chas. Babcock, of Libertyville; Edgar F., of Fon du Lac, Wis., and James H., of Libertyville.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
6 March 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. E. Payne is quite sick with lagrippe.

A number of our townspeople attended the funeral of Mr. A. Payne at Ivanhoe on Monday.

Mrs. Anna Lathrop who has been sick with lagrippe and bronchitis is improving, her motheer Mrs. Lucia Ayres is with her.

The funeral of Mrs. John Snyder on Friday was very largely attended in spite of the stormy weather. The sermon was preached by the pastor of the Ivanhoe church of which she was a member. Will Knigge was funeral director.

Rockefeller's social spirits broke loose last week. Mrs. J. J. Rouse gave a linen shower surprise party to Mrs. Swan Tuesday evening. Miss Mary McArthur entertained six couple of the young people Friday night and the school boys and girls sandwiched in two other parties between one at Mr. Thomas' and one at Mr. Crammer's.
 
Obituary Willemina Smith was born on the Atlantic Ocean, Aug. 2, 1831. Arrived at Pittsburg, Penn., when three weeks old.

Her home was in Pennsylvania until she was thirteen years of age, when she with her parents came across the country to Illinois. They settled on a farm about three miles west of Ivanhoe. Here most of her life was spent. She was united in marriage with John Snyder at Waukegan in 1850. With the exception of one year they lived on the farm which was her early home until two and one-half years ago when they moved to Rockefeller and have since made their home with the youngest daughter, Mrs. W. D. Porteious. She united with the Ivanhoe Congregational church March 5, 1865. She was always in good standing and regular in attendance until the last few years when her ill health often prevented her from attending. The deceased was a loving christina wife and mother. She died at Rockefeller, Tuesday evening Feb. 24, 1903, aged 71 years, 6 mos, 22 days. Besided her aged husband she leaves to mourn her loss a sister, Mrs. Wm. Ehninger, of Libertyville, and five children, twenty grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. There were two children who died in early childhood. The surviving are:

John S. of Ivanhoe; Chas. H. of Gages Lake; Mrs. James VanPlew, of Wheaton, Ill.; George A. and Mrs. W. D. Porteous, of Rockefeller.
 
Ivanhoe John Orgaard has entirely recovered from his illness and is able to be around.

Mrs. Dorfler, mother of Mr. Carl Dorfler, has been quite ill for the past week but is some better at present.

Dr. Will Payne, of Beloit, Miss Lillian Payne, of Dixon, Miss Hattie Payne, of Chicago and Miss Marion Payne were all home to attend the funeral of their father, Mr. A. A. Payne.

Obituary

Arthur Abbott Payne, born on July 20, 1847, near Ivanhoe, was the youngest son of Alfred Payne, an early settler and pioneer of Lake County. Mr. Payne enlisted when only seventeen, joining the 153rd Illinois Infantry. The regiment was commanded by Col. Bronson and assigned to the defenses at Nashville. Mr. Payne contracted malaria fever and was sent to the hospital at that place. The result of this fever has been made manifest in his feeble health, and was the cause of his death. The deceased joined the Congregational church at Ivanhoe March 6, 1866, and has always been closely connected with and interested in it. Mr. Payne was married to Emma Estelle Payne October 1, 1872, and from this marriage were born six children. His second marriage occured May 19, 1889, to Miss Mary Simpson, and from this union was born one child. His seven children are all living and with his wife, were with him at the last.

School Notes
Robert Fosket is on what is commonly called the sick list.

Willie Kuebker will be in the employ of Arthur Ritta during the coming season.

The sixth grade had elected Mortie Fosket president and Bertha Kuebker secretary.

Lola Smith has been elected secretary of the Success Club to fill vacancy. She was the Conservative candidate, defeating LeRoy Ames, Liberal candidte by a vote of 13 to 8.

Harry Decker is taking Greek, Caesar, geometry, composition, spelling and some additional work at Mount Hermon. Quite a "bill of fare," but we believe Harry equal to it.

Two more pupils have enrolled, Lena and Johnny Rettke, the former in the third grade, the latter in the second grade. They formerly attended school at Oreana, Macon County.

Pupils neither absent nor tardy during the past three months are:
Emma Chamberlain, Bertie Chamberlain, Emma Kuebker, Dora Dorfler, Bertha Kuebker, Lizzie Kuebker, Claude Smith, Roy Chamberlain and Mortie Fosket.

Florence VanPlew is thoroughly enjoying her work in the public school at Wheaton. Miss VanPlew has lost considerable time on account of sickness, but we trust will be able to regain all lost ground. Owen VanPlew is in the thrid year high school at Wheaton.

School was closed Monday on account of Mr. Payne's funeral. He had been a school officer for a number of years, had attended school here during his boyhood, had taught school and was always deeply interested in the welfare and progress of local educational interests.

Deliniation of the third grade:
We feel justified in saying that since this grade entered school it has been the most enthusiastic, earnest working, spirited class in school, it is a class to which work is "fun," it "hits the line hard" as President Roosevelt says, it is about ready for fourth grade work, it is decidedly girlish, all of the members (of which there are now five) being girls; three of the members are always found on the punctuality list, it is a happy grade, the "third-graders" are live Success Club members, they are good speakers, singers and readers, thought expression is one of their chief characteristics, the grade does not rest because of victories won, but ever pushes forward, it will probably graduate in 1907 and we predict with honors.
 
Gilmer Miss Lillian Aynsley is visiting friends in Chicago.

Mrs. J. Beese is visiting her sons in Chicago for a few weeks.

Harry Maxsted visited his home at Spring Valley, Ill., over Sunday.

Miss Pauline Fisher was home for a week returning to Chicago Monday.

Henry Waltman has brought the John Hertzing farm south of here for $75.00 an acre.

Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Huntington are visiting Mrs. Huntington's relatives at Galena, Ill., this week.

Mrs. Holland, the mother of John Holland, had the misfortune to fall down stairs last Sunday. She received injuries which may prove fatal. Mother and son lived near here until about two years ago when they moved to a farm near Wauconda.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
13 March 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Elsworth Wilcox is building a veranda to his new house he recently purchased.

John Braodhead, of Pullman, visited his father, Benj. Broadhead, the latter part of last week.

John Hodge, our genial principal of schools will soon occupy the south side of the VanHorn house.

Miss Mary McArthur left Tuesday morning for Appleton, Wis., She has spent most of the winter with her sister, Mrs. W. L. Rich.

We wish to state for the benefit of any persons who care to know, in contradiction to statements to the contrary which have been circulated, that Dr. D. R. Grover is a graduate of Hering-Dunham Homeopathic college, in good standing, took a four years course in medicine and surgery and has been practicing steadily for six years past and part of the time for four years before that. His wife, Orie Messinger Grover, graduated from the Chicago Homeopath Medical College in 1883 at the age of 21 years and has been in constant practice since. Part of this time she was superintendent of Moody's Medical Mission of Moody's church, Chicago, and while they treated several thousand people with nearly every malady, and later was associated with chairs of obstetrics and gynecology for three years in college from which her husband is a graduate.
Dr. D. R. Grover, Dr. Orie M. Grover
 
Ivanhoe Raymond Wirtz had been sick with the grippe.

Miss Clara McConaty is visiting in Elgin this week.

Mr. and Mrs. John Orgaard have moved up into the village.

The burial of Mr. Swan, of Libertyville, took place in the Ivanhoe cemetery last Saturday.

R. D. Maynord who has been spending the winter with his son in Indianapolis, Ind., returned last Tuesday.
 
Fort Hill A. W. Fox is on the sick list.

D. V. Wait, of Chicago, is visiting with his family here.

Mrs. C. E. Combs is in Waukegan, called there by the sickness of her mother, Mrs. Seber.
 
West Fremont Mr. Meyer and daughter Frances, were Wauconda callers last Saturday.

Miss Jaenie Sennott did not teach school on Friday on account of a bad cold.

Chas. S. Thomas, of Fox Lake, visited friends and relatives in this vicinity a few days last week.

Mrs. George Simpson is moving her household goods to McHenry, where she will make her future home.
 
Fremont Center George Wagner has moved to the Ritta farm.

Miss Nellie Traut has gone to Chicago to work at dressmaking.

John Fredericks ahs rented the Titus farm for a term of years and will move there this coming spring.
 
Diamond Lake Ora Poulton is learning telegraphy at Leithton with his brother.

Dan Ritzenthaler and family have moved into Will Rouse's house.

Louis Brandt, of Nebraska, is visiting his sisters, Miss Geo. Ost and Mrs. Ed. Brockman.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Knigge, of Wheeling, passed through this place Saturday.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Weiskopf was made happy by the birth of another little boy.

School Notes
Three more pupils have enrolled:
Jay, Viola and Joe Ritzenthaler. This lifts the membership to thirty-five.

Walter Whitney re-entered school Monday after an absence of several months. That he was gladly welcomed back could be told by the greetings he received from his playmates.

Pupils neither absent nor tardy during the past months are:
Lillie Hokemeyer, Ella Towner, Mamie Hokemeyer, Laura Towner, James Towner, Gertrude Towner and George Ost.

The report cards given out last month shoed the earnest working of many. Floy Ray, Laura Towner and Mamie Hokemeyer, Gordon Ray, Tom Cooper, Arthur Brockman and Louie Hokemeyer ranking first in their respective grades.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
20 March 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller The Rockefeller Cigar Co., is moving its factory to River View.

Mrs. W. L. Rich and Master Donald are visiting friends at Waupaca this week.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. Ogston is much better.

John Hironimous has been taken to a hospital in the city.

Wenzel Dietz has secured the aid of another farm hand for the coming summer, he arrived Sunday night, weight about 10 lbs.
 
Gilmer Wm. Gehrke is working for Mr. Einsman, at Diamond Lake.

Louis Hanson, who has spent the past winter at Frank Brown's, left these parts last week.

Our new blacksmith Mr. Freund, of Wauconda, has a good deal of work. He boards at W. F. Hall's.

Richard Smith, of Rockefeller, called on friends here March 12. The roads being very bad he left his horse and buggy at Diamond Lake and walked on the railroad track. Come again, Richard.
 
Diamond Lake Art. Whitney has bought a horse.

Lyle Andrews, who has been working at Libertyville, is home.

Mrs. Anderson and daughter Lillie, of Chicago, were the guests of Mrs. C. L. Hokemeyer recently.

John Whitney is busy of late looking after the United States mail route No. 2, which is to start from Rockefeller.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
27 March 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Louis Knigge is quite sick at his father's house with typhoid fever.

Mrs. Anderson and her children, who have been spending the winter in Glenview, returned on Saturday and are at home once more in the parsonage.
 
Mrs. Lill Gets Divorce Mrs. Jessie Rouse Lill, formerly Miss Jessie Rouse, of Rockefeller, and who has many relatives in Lake County was last week granted a divorce from her husband, George Herbert Lill, the wealthy clubman and secretary of the George Lill Coal company. The divorce was granted quietly and by mutual consent, none of those mentioned in Mrs. Lill's bill of complaint being called upon to testify. In fact none of them knew the action had taken place. The causes assigned were statutory.

Mr. and Mrs. Lill were well known in the society of the north shore suburbs, and both were popular. They were married in 1891 and have a son, now nearly 10 years old.

Mrs. Lill was granted $100 a month alimony, and to secure the payment of this amount the decree provides that Mr. Lill shall deposit 100 shares of the capital stock of the George Lill Coal Co. with the Chicago Title and Trust company. It is also provided that upon the payment of $15,000 to Mrs. Lill this stock can be released.
 
Ivanhoe John Heironymus died last Friday at Chidago and was buried there Monday forenoon.

Robt. Luebbe was in Chicago on business last Saturday.

Hibbard Ames, of Chicago, was in this city last Sunday visiting relatives.

Mr. Heidorn and family moved upon the farm that they lately purchased of John Hieronymus.

Geo. Wagner's son Barney died last Monday noon. He was buried at the Fremont Center cemetery Thursday forenoon.

William Skinner and family moved to Libertyville last Monday, where Mr. Skinner will go into the livery business.

The caucus of the voters of Fremont township met at the M.W.A. hall last Saturday and placed the following in nomination:
Supervisor, H. C. W. Meyer; Assessor, Gus Meyers; Collector, Frank Dietz; Town Clerk, Frank Dolph; School Trustee, C. F. Beckwith; Road Commissioner, John Hadle, Sr.

School Notes
Earl Boyce is again in the ranks of the first, after a rest of several months.

The seventh grade has a new member, Ida Heidorn. She formerly attended the Brainard school, Chicago.

Deliniation of fourth grade: Two members have been on punctuality list for about two years, not much red fire about this grade, but they move along steadily, has strongest recitations in reading, two of this months tribunes are in fourth grade.
 
West Fremont Mrs. Martin is on the sick list.

Mr. Knipfel, who is working at Beloit, Wis., is spending a few days with his parents.

Miss Edith Thomas, of Walworth, Wis., is spending a week with her father and brother.
 
Fort Hill Miss Avis Payne has closed her school for one week.

Mrs. C. B. Combs returned to her home in the city Saturday morning.

Little Andrew Amann and Leslie Paddock have been sick and under the care of Dr. Shaeffer.

Died, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. D. V. Wait, Wm. Richardson, aged 82 years, one month and sixteen days. Burial in the Grant cemetery.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
3 April 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. John Rouse is very sick with asthma and a complication of troubles.

The mumps still linger with us. Bert Swan has been quite sick for ten days but is improving.

Dr. D.R. Grover is now spending the entire week in Chicago, coming home over Sunday. Dr. Orie M. Grover has decided to continue practice here till fall at the least.

The barn in the rear of the Central Hotel which Mr. Fred Knigge has been building is nearly completed. He will soon put in a livery in connection with his hotel business.

Otto King is working for Mr. Dalton, who recently purchased the Skinner farm and helping the family get settled in their new home and it is hoped they will like it htere. They came from Dalton, Ill.

Little Marion Shaddle fell from the fence at her grand-father's last Saturday afternoon and sustained a very severe sprain of the right elbow. The swelling was so great it was feared it was dislocated but happily this did not prove to be the case.

A few of our citizens met on Saturday evening last to welcome Mr. and Mrs. Dalton to our midst. Many of our prominent citizens were not there. Why in a little community like ours should personal feeling prompt those who wish to welcome new comers from extending a general invitation. Probably Mr. and Mrs. Dalton are quite equal to the task of choosing their own friends, so why not have given them a chance to meet all, by inviting all and then let all turn out and show by their hearty manner that they really did welcome them.
 
Ivanhoe School Notes
Ten pupils were neither absent nor tardy last month. Their names follow:
Roy Chamberlain, Bertha Kuebker, Mortie Fosket, Bertie Chamberlain, Lizzie Kuebker, Dora Dorfler, Emma Chamberlain, Emma Kuebker, Claude Smith, Dwight Dolph.

Deliniation of the Sixth Grade: A grade of good workers, sometimes a trifle slow, the most punctual grade in school at present, all are interested in anything that is for the good of the school, filled with "School spirit," Mortie Fosket is the only boy, perfect papers in spelling, two of the Success Club officers are from this grade, have mounted most of the pictures this year. Will graduate in 1905.
 
West Fremont The Misses Loomis and Knipfel were Nunda callers last Sunday.

Chas. Thomas is repairing the roof of the West Fremont creamery.

Master Bernie Frederick has gone to spend a few weeks with his sister in Chicago.

Miss Edythe Thomas has returned to Walworth, Wis., after spending a week with relatives here.

Tyler Gilbert onoe of the Fremont creamery patrons had the misfortune to lose several head of cattle.
 
Fort Hill Peter Bauer's children are sick with the measles.

Mrs. E. Richardson, of Round Lake, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. H. Davis.

Miss Amanda Wait is unable to be in school this week on account of a severe cold.

Peter Bauer's children are sick with the measles.
 
Gilmer Herman Schwerman had a car load of buggies come recently.

Will Bees, from Chicago, visited with his parents over Sunday.

Martin Ritzenthaler bought a team of horses in Chicago last week.

J. H. W. Reinecke attended the funeral of J. Barbaras at Long Grove last week.

Miss Fannie E. Morse, from Lac du Flambeau, Wis., is visiting her relatives here.

John Aynsley had two of his fingers badly crushed last week. He was making a fence and as he was holding up a post he placed his hand of top of the post just as his hired man brought the sledge hammer down upon it.

Herman Fisher had quite a narrow escape last Saturday. He was passing Wm. Smith's place when one wheel of his buggy dropped into a deep hole. This threw him out over the dash board behind the horses. The horses became frightened and ran away but were caught before much damage was done.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
10 April 1903
100 Years Ago
Front Page Aged Mrs. Rouse Dead

Thursday evening of last week Mrs. John Rouse died at her home in Rockefeller, after a prolonged illness.
Mrs. Rouse was one of the early settlers of this county, and like the pioneers of early days a genial, motherly woman, known far and near for her hospitality. The Rouse home was ever open to all comers and there the wayfarer would always find a hearty welcome, and a table bountifully laden.
Matilda Proctor was born in Lincolnshire, England, April 17, 1831. Her father was Elisha Proctor and her mother's maiden name Mary Lill. Mrs. Rouse was the last of a family of ten children.
On Christmas eve 1848 she was married to John Rouse in Lincolnshire. In 1849 they came to America, settling in Illinois. It was in 1853 they came to Libertyville township. Of this union nine children were born:
William, Henry, Mary, Harriet, Alice, John, Jessie, Helen J. and Robert F., all of whom survive and were present at the funeral which occured Sunday, Rev. Robinson, of Libertyville officiating.
Thus passes another of Lake county's early settlers, one identified with and who bore well her burden incident ot the moulding and upbuilding of a prosperous community.
 
Rockefeller Mrs. Judge Payne who fractured her ankle some time last winter is again able to be about.

Miss Gertrude Lester, of Libertyville, visited Miss Ethel Wisner our assistant teacher two days last week.

Miss Laura Bees is assisting Mrs. Chas. Lusk at Diamond Lake in caring for the ice men at work there.

The rumor that Clarence Knigge had scarlet fever proved to be untrue. He was only suffering from a severe cold. His elder brother Louis who has typhoid fever is improving.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, of Austin, spent Sunday with Mrs. Wilson's father, Geo. Harden. Mr. Harden is in a serious condition. He has failed since the death of his wife last fall and his family and friends hope he will soon recover.

The Washington Ice Co. have a gang of fourteen men taking ice from the ice house at Diamond Lake. They expect to ship ice from this place till June. The ice house has been filled for some time, this being the first time it has been opened for three years.

A large number of our citizens attended the funeral of old Mr. Skinner in Libertyville last Monday. The deceased was an old and highly esteemed resident of this community only recently going from here to live with a grand-daughter in Englewood.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Lizzie Wirtz had the German measles last week, but has fully recovered.

Mrs. Ogston, who had a stroke of paralysis last Thursday morning, is reported much better.

There was a surprise part on Frank Wirtz at his home last Friday evening. A large crowd was present and all report a fine time.

Wm. Putnam has rented his farm to Herman Knigge for the coming year and has gone to Chicago to work on a street car line.

Frank Wirtz recently had the misfortune to fall from a wagon and break his arm just above the elbow. He is very much improved at present writing.

Wm. Skinner, of Chicago, formerly an old resident of Ivanhoe, died at the home of his grand-daughter, Mrs. Jas. Davis, Friday, April 3. The funeral was held at the home of his son, Wm. Skinner, at Libertyville, Monday, April 6 and he was buried at Fairfield cemetery.

School Notes
Those who have been and are still out of school on account of sickness are Lily Snyder, Dwight Dolpy, Earl Boye, Robert Fosket, Johnny Rettke and Lola Smith. The last three are still out.

Ada Kuebker, of last year's class, gave a talk at last Friday's meeting of the Success Club. She told how she thought the club would be of help to high school students. She was generously applauded by her former school mates. The members of the club voted for National League officers.

Deliniation of seventh grade. Does especially good work in arthmetic [sic], spelling and history, punctual, not much class spirit, all are citizens at present.
 
West Fremont Born, to Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Meyer, a baby boy.

Aug Beeler is hauling his winter wood.
 
Diamond Lake Fred Brockman is shingling his house.

Paul Ray is working at the carpenters trade, for Robert Lubbie at present.

J. Whitney scraped the roads last week and they are in fine shape now.

Mrs. Geo. Mitchell arrived home one day last week from a visit through the west.

G.A. Ost, Christ. Hokemeyer and Geo. Michel were called to Chicago last Saturday to attend the funeral of Henry Bushing, of Chicago.

J.H. Aynsley had the misfortune to loose one of his fingers and crushed one other finger very badly while setting posts for a fence.
 
Fort Hill Little Laura Benwell is sick with bronchitis.

Dr. Palmer, of Grayslake, was called to see Mrs. A.W. Fox Monday.

Mrs. Cora Diethorn visited her daughters at Libertyville recently.

Towsand, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Smith, has been sick the past two weeks.
 


The musical program rendered last Friday afternoon was as follows:
 
From the Lake County Independent ,
17 April 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Geo. Lathrop, age 15, would like a position at farm work for the summer.

Frank Shaddle, of Everly, Iowa, who has been here attending to business and visiting friends for two weeks past, returned home Wednesday.

Miss Lottie McBride, Ira Doolittle and Arthur Berghorn spent Sunday with their parents.

In Memoriam
Mrs. Matilda Proctor Rouse,
Born April 17, 1831
Died April 2, 1903

Matilda Proctor was the daughter of Timothy and Mary Proctor of Conningsby, Lincolnshire, England. She was the last survivor of her immediate family. December 24, 1848 she was married to John Rouse who survives her.
In March 1849 Mr. and Mrs. Rouse bade good-bye to their land of nativity to come to America and cast their lot with the early settlers of Lake County. Both became widely known, the latter especially through her genial disposition and ready hospitality. Her home was always open to visitors and her table bountifully supplied in readiness for the wayfarer.
To them were born four sons and five daughters, William, Henry F., Mrs. Frank Mitchell, Mrs. Geo. M. Ray, Mrs. J. T. Mann, John J., Mrs. Jessie R. Lill, Mrs. B. E. Ternning and Robert F., all of whom are living.
It was the custom of Mr. and Mrs. Rouse to celebrate the anniverary of their wedding every Christmas when their children and grand-children - twenty-eight now living, with other relatives and friends joined with them in festivity and merry making. The memory of such gatherings and the frequent visits to this once happy home will ever be cherished by each one of them. Her religious belief that had comforted her through sorrow and trouble and made brighter all happy hours did not desert her in her last days. The one who was nearest her said, "It was beautiful to die so," not simply resigned by happy whichever side life's boundary another day should find her. No unexpectant of death, she calmly planned to save as far as could be done, the dear ones left from those heart-torturing cares inseparable from final partings. Yet life had not lost its attraction for her heart was still young and had not forsaken its love for all things good.
She had read much, understood, appreciated and, best of all, absorbed into her own life those qualities we all admire. She seemed to have inherited a spirit of cheerfulness and whether the surroundings were dark or bright she had a pleasant word for all with whom she came in contact.
Those who knew her have not forgotten her devotion to flowers.
When her feeble health made very exertion difficult, she had labored among them and they rewarded her with a wealth of fragrant bloom. Generous as she was with these, it might seem that they had all returned to rob her burial of gloom, for loving hands had framed the peaceful face and thickly strewn the casket with their exquisite forms.
The statement, "Her life speaks for itself," made use of by Rev. Robinson in the funeral address, although it was spoken above one whom he had not known, its every word was fitting. She sleeps in peace to wake in joy.
The funeral service held at the residence on Sunday, April 5, were largely attended by neighbors and friends. A long procession follower the remains to their last resting place in Diamond Lake cemetery where many of her old friends were waiting to pay thier last respects to one they held in high esteem.
 
Ivanhoe School Notes

Twenty pupils were on the perfect attendance and punctuality list during the past two weeks.

Deliniation of eighth grade: saturated with class and school spirit; in reading, it grasps the thought; somewhat slow about arithmetic; it is best in history, excelling all grades of recent years; fair in language, has a splendid record in geography, largely perfect spelling papers; compared with other grades it has a weak punctuality record; the two leading Success club workers are found in this grade, much improvement this year in penmanship, composition, spelling and general neatness of work; has an eye on high school and college; at times it does not seem to appreciate the fact that the finale is getting very near; no girls in this grade.
 
Item Performer
Piano Solo Ruth Wells
America All
Composition, Mozart Le Roy Ames
Piano Solo Mrs. H. D. Wells
Duet Lizzie Kuebker, Ida Heidorn
Vocal Solo Dora Dorfler
Composition, Paderewski Andrew Decker
Vocal Solo Mrs. H. D. Wells
Battle Hymn of the Republic All
West Fremont Albert Grusse returned from a trip to Germany last week.

John Dietz is rapidly recovering from an illness of several weeks.

Miss Edythe Thomas has returned to her home after spending the winter at Walworth, Wis.

Dr. Thomas has been very busy the past week as he has had three patients to look after day and night.

Mrs. Jacob Fredericks returned Saturday from a short visit with her daughter, Mrs. Lange of Chicago.

Wages at Beloit cannot be very high this spring as some of our farmer boys who have been up there at work have returned to the farm where they can earn some spending money.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
24 April 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Dr. Orie M. Grover mad a professional trip to Long Grove Monday.

Mrs. Carson, of New Orleans, formerly of Chicago, is visiting Mrs. J. E. Holcomb.

Mrs. Harry Fineberg is here packing her household goods. Mr. Fineberg is expected Thursday.

Benj. Broadhead, of Pullman, with his little son Johnnie are visiting his father, Benj. Broadhead, Sr.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. Hawkins is at home for the summer.

Mrs. Chas. Zersen's daughter-in-law, of South Dakota, is visiting here.

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Zersen, Wednesday, April 16, a boy.

Obituary

Eliza A. Ogston, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. G. Bensinger, of Ivanhoe, April 14, 1903, was born in Odgensburg, N.Y., January 6, 1832 and was educated at the Theresa Acada near Watertown, New York. She came to Lake County in 1852 and was married to William S. Ogston in 1853. Five daughters blessed this union, Lucy Isabelle, Elsie Endora, Laura Evlyn, Inez Almeda and Mary Loraine, all are living but one, Inez A. who died in April 1889. They bought their first farm from the government situated in Avon near Millburn now owned by the two Burns' families.

She was a woman of sterling qualities ready to sacrifice everything for those she loved or those who needed her help, always laying aside self for duty. She had a cheerful word and a pleasant smile for the dear friends who called so often to cheer her along her last pilgrimage. She often felt the presence of those loved ones who had so lately left the home circle. She was a member of the Warren M.E. church for many years and was always a devoted member. The word of God was everything to her and though she felt she could almost pierce the veil that hides the other shore, yet she had no fear for she knew how many loving arms would be outstretched to welcome her and the strong arm of the Almighty to uphold her. All but one of her children were with her at the last, Mrs. B.D. OPwen, who had just undergone a serious surgical operation and was still in a critical condition unable to know the truth.

Four daughters are left to mourn their loss: Mrs. J. G. Bensinger, Mrs. E. E. Smith, of Ivanhoe; Mrs. James King, of Lake Villa, and Mrs. Bradford Owen, of Bancroft, Iowa, besides a circle of relatives and friends.
 
Fremont Center A Happy Wedding

Mr. Mike Wagner, of Fremont Center, and Miss Christina Stahl, of Long Grove, were united in marriage at the St. Mary's church, Buffalo Grove, Ill., Wednesday, April 15, 1903, by Rev. Royer. The solemn vows were exchanged in the presence of a large gathering of relatives and friends. The bride was attired in a beautiful costume of white lawn and carried white roses. The brides maids, Miss Emilia Stahl and Miss Rena Wagner were attired in white. Fred Wagner and Albert Stahl acted as groomsmen. After the ceremony the relatives gathered at the bride's home. In the evening a reception was given for all relatives and friends in the Union Hall at Long Grove, Professors Hertel and Smith furnishing the music. At midnight supper was served. It was a joyous occasion and not until early morn did the guests depart cordially wishing Mr. and Mrs. Wagner a long and prosperous life's voyage. Many and useful were the gifts the young couple received attesting the high regard in which they are held.

Leo Deindelion, of Chicago, spent a couple of days last week with his parents.

Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Galster are the proud parents of a baby boy born Thursday, April 16th.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
1 May 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Geo. Lathrop went to work Tuesday morning for Frank Kane.

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Godwin, Friday April 24th, a son.

Mrs. Fred Shaddle and Miss Anna Cronkhite visited over Sunday in Palatine.

Why does Dick Smith wear such a broad smile; another grand-child born to his son who lives on the home farm south of Diamond Lake.

Born, to Prof. and Mrs. John Hodge, Saturday April 25, a daughter. It is reported that Miss Hodge will take her father's place in the school, but we think the public got things a little mixed and she has taken the school's place in her father's heart.
 
Ivanhoe School Notes

The former third grade is now fourth grade B.

Ruth Wells and Charley Dolph have re-enrolled in the eighth and fourth grades respectively.

At the recent school election F. Wm. Kuebker was unanimously elected director. The retiring director was C. M. Fosket. The members of the board are now Charles Dorfler, Frank M. Smith, F. Wm. Kuebker. What's the matter with our school board? It's all right!

Arbor Day was observed by the planting of three small trees and the school garden. The trees were dedicated to Alfred Bayliss, Frank N. Gaggin and John L. Ray. The garden was dedicated to O. J. Kern, superintendent of Winnebago County. Long may they all live!

The following pupils marched in the "perfect attendance and punctuality" brigade last month:
LeRoy Ames, Roy Chamberlain, Raymond Payne, Mortie Fosket, Bertha Kuebker, Lizzie Kuebker, Bertie Chamberlain, Emma Kuebker, Dora Dorfler, Emma Chamberlain.
 
Diamond Lake The boys celebrated H. Stelling's wedding with a good charivari.

Miss Gladys Blackler has returned home after spending sometime at her uncle's, John Aynsley.

Mr. and Mrs. M. Poulton have rented rooms fo H. Kane and are moving.
 
Fort Hill Worden Reiner is working for Chas. Tucker.

Will Moore, of Volo, is operating the Cloverdale creamery.

M. C. Deithorn, of Waukegan, visited his mother last Sunday.

F. P. Davis, of Grayslake, was visiting with his son Herbert and family Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. B. Amann gave a dancing party to their many friends Saturday evening.

H. C. Payne and family have moved to Ivanhoe. He has taken charge of the factory at that place.

Fred Deithorn visited with his brother-in-law and family at Highland Grove last Saturday and Sunday.
 
West Fremont Will Knipfel has purchased a new top buggy.

Carptner Thomas spent Sunday with his father and sister Edyth.

E. M. Loomis, of Janesville, Wis., spent a few days of last week with his father.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
8 May 1903
100 Years Ago
Ames - Payne Nuptials Two prominent young people well known in central Lake county, Miss Hattie Payne and Mr. Hibbard H. Ames, were married at the bride's home in Ivanhoe Wednesday. Owing to a recent death in the bride's family the affair was celebrated with as little ostentation as possible, only immediate friends and relatives being present.

Mr. and Mrs. Ames will be at home at 70 N. Central Park Ave., Chicago, after May 20.
 
Rockefeller Judge and Mrs. Payne attended the wedding of the Judge's neice at Ivanhoe on Tuesday.

Mrs. F. Shaddle started for Greeley, Colorado, on Tuesday to join her husband on a sheep ranch where he has been for some time.

Mrs. Frank Thomas accompanied by her son B. returned home Monday. Mrs. Thomas has been away sometime to care for her son who has been sick.

Louis Rhoder who lives near Long Grove has purchased the house belonging to John Barbaras and till recently occupied by Everett Wells. Mr. Wells moved into J.H. Cronkhite's new house last week.
 
Ivanhoe John Wirtz and son have the scarlet fever.

Mr. and Mrs. August Wirtz spent Monday in Chicago.

H. C. Payne took charge of the Ivanhoe creamery May 1.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Payne, of Rockefeller, were calling on friends here last Tuesday.

Mrs. Geo. Obenauf died suddenly at her home in Fremont center a week ago Tuesday noon. The funeral was held at the Fremont Center church the following Thursday.

Mrs. Dora Loftus, of Hainesville, wife of Christopher Loftus, died the 30th of April 1903, of thyphoid pneumonia. She was born in Germany, May 12, 1840 and came to this country in 1866 and was married to Christopher Loftus in 1876. She leaves a husband and three children, two sons and one daughter: Chas. Loftus, of Rollins; Wm. Loftus, of Hainesville; and Mrs. Henry Nordmeyer, of Fremont. The funeral services were held Sunday in the Ivanhoe Congregational church, being conducted by Rev. W. H. Stubbins. Interment in the Ivanhoe cemetery.
 
West Fremont Aug. Beeler has purchased a new buggy. New buggies are the latest.

Mr. Knipfel has bought a fine driver. It looks as if Will was intending to escort the girls around this summer.

Carptner, Thomas & Ulrich have commenced work on Mr. Sennott's building.

Mrs. Mat Lang, of Chicago, spent a few days with her parents recently.

Children playing with matches were the cause of what might have been a very destructive fire at E. H. Meyer's Sunday afternoon, April 24. As it was a large stack of straw, some corn and six brood sows with fifteen pigs were burned. Through the promptness of the neighbors the barns and other outbuildings were saved.
 
Obituary Mrs. Wilhelmina Musser, wife of George Obenauf, was born August 9, 1866 and died April 28, 1903, being at the time of her death 36 years 8 months and 26 days of age. The funeral took place Thursday morning May 30 at 10 o'clock in St. Mary's church at Fremont Center of which organization she had been a true and faithful member.

She leaves a loving husband, eight children and an aged mother besides many other relatives to mourn her early demise. All of her life excepting a few years was spent on the old homestead.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
15 May 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Bert Swan is assisting Rob Rouse and Mr. Harden both in livery and store.

Mrs. Lathrop, of Austin, is visiting her daughter-in-law Mrs. Anna Lathrop and children.

Harry Winfield has gone to wrok with his eighteen horse power traction engine on a railroad grade near Highland Park.

Henry Burdick has just completed a fine new barn on his lot in rear of his house, W. D. Porteous and John Knigge doing the work.

John Rouse, Sr., who has been in poor health since the death of his wife, has gone to live with his daughter, Mrs. James Mann, at Waukegan. It is hoped he will be benefited by the change.

John Albright met with what might have been a serious accident on Thursday last. He was shingling on a barn and jumped from a wagon onto some old shingles. A nail pierced the sole of his shoe and penetrated the ball of his foot over an ince. It became very sore and painful and when a physician was called there were symptoms of tetanus. He was under the doctor's care for several days, but is now able to walk about.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. Frank Dorfler is very ill.

Dr. W. Payne, of Beloit, Wis., spent a couple of days in town last week.

Mrs. A. A. Payne and Mrs. Mary Jacoby drove to Waukegan last Tuesday.

The Nightingale Quarteete, of Chicago, gave an excellent entertainment in the Congregational church last Saturday evening.

Mr. Hibbard Ames, of Chicago, and MIss Hattie Lee Payne, of Ivanhoe, were united in marriage at the home of the bride, Wednesday May 6th at 4 p.m. by Rev. W.H. Stubbins. Only the immediate relatives of the couple were present. At five o'clock all adjourned to the dining room where a most bountiful repast was served. A large number of presents were received by the happy couple among which were the following:
Dozen silver knives and forks, half dozen tablespoons, dozen desert spoons, silver ice pitcher, 2 sugar shells, 2 butter knives, silver pickle dish, silver fruit dish, cold meat fork, pickle fork, dozen silver teaspoons, table cloth and napkins, 3 towels, fancy work bag and hose bag, fancy waist, white spread, comforter, fifty-five dollars in money, embroidered doily, tea pot holder, rocking chair, pair of lace curtains, souvenir plate, glass pickle dish.
Friday evening following the wedding the young people of the community gave to Mr. and Mrs. Ames a Kitchen Shower at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Delos Ames. All join in heartiest good wishes.
 
Fort Hill On Thursday, May 7, the remains of the late Mrs. Delilah Seeber was brought from Waukegan and laid to rest in the Fort Hill cemetery.

On the evening of May 6, at her home in the town of Grant, occurred the death of Abbie E., wife of Alonzo W. Fox. Mrs. Fox had been in poor health most of the winter but at times her friends had hopes of her recovery. She was the eldest daughter of J.B. Brown, of Grayslake, and was born at Fort Hill, Lake county, September 11, 1853. Her entire life was spent in this, and neighboring vicinities. She was united in marriage to A.W. Fox, Feb 12, 1872. Of this union three children were born to them, one of whom survives her. The respect and esteem in which the deceased was held was manifested on Friday last by the large concourse of people that assembled at the Fort Hill church, and the long line of carriages that wended their way to the Grant cemetgery where she was laid to rest amid the beautiful floral tributes and by the side of her loved ones that had gone before. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Smart, pastor of the Christian church of Waukegan, of which Mrs. Fox had long been a devoted member. Relatives from Belvidere, Oak Park, Chicago, Evanston and Waukegan attended the funeral. The hand of sympathy is extended to Mr. Fox and daughter in their sad bereavement.

Card of Thanks

We wish to return our sincere thanks to the many kind neighbors and friends who assisted us during the sickness and death of our beloved wife and mother, also to the Volo Choir.
Alonzo W. Fox and Sarah Fox
 
Diamond Lake Henry Kane lost a cow last week.

C. Hokemeyer left on Monday for Nebraska to visit his daughter who is very sick.

Mrs. Joe Brocksom, of Waukegan, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rouse.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
22 May 1903
100 Years Ago
Libertyville Frank Brown and family, of Diamond Lake, had a miraculous escape Sunday from what might have proven a most disastrous and even fatal accident. Mr. Brown, wife and two children were riding in a surrey. At Hendee's platform north-west of Libertyville the team became frightened and unmanagable. Mr. Brown was horrified when both lines broke, leaving him helpless as the excited team tore along the road at a terrific pace. A sharp turn and the surrey overturned; the team broke away and continued their flight. Strange as it may seem none of the occupants were hurt other than a few trivial scratches, but the surrey is a wreck almost beyond repair.
 
Rockefeller Mrs. W. L. Rich visited in Waupaca, Wis., the latter part of last week.

Mrs. Thomas, of Waukegan, is visiting her son, F. Thomas, and her brother, R.R. Doolittle.

Summer visitors are beginning to come to town and Diamond Lake.
 
Ivanhoe Gladys Payne has enrolled as a member of the third grade.

Dwight Dolph has been promoted to fourth grade B, in reading. Dwight is a genuine worker.

The present tribunes are:
Roy Chamberlain, Bertie Chamberlain, Emma Kuebker and Lizzie Kuebker.

Every grade has elected officers as follows:
First - Pres., Robert Fosket; Sec., Lily Snyder;
Second - Pres., Mikey Wirtz; Sec., Mata Wismer;
Third - Pres., Claude Smith; Sec., Gladys Payne;
Fourth (B) - Pres., Emma Chamberlin; Sec., Dora Dorfler;
Fourth (A) - Pres., Lizzie Kuebker; Sec., Bertie Chamberlin;
Sixth - Pres., Mortie Fosket;, Sec., Bertha Kuebker;
Seventh - Pres., Ida Heidorn; Sec., Roy Chamberlin;
Eighth - Pres., Harry Fosket; Sec., Andrew Decker

All of the grades have class colors, while the Eighth grade has both pins and class colors.
 
Fort Hill Mrs. E. Standord and daughter Mary are at Cloverdale farm.

Mrs. Sarah Fox is spending a few days with relatives in Evanston and Chicago.

Mrs. E. Hogan and daughter Millie, of Waukegan, are guests of C. L. Thompson and family.

Mrs. Jason Converse is having a monument put up in the Fort Hill cemetery. Mr. Miller, of McHenry, is doing the work.
 
Fremont Center Joe Dorfler is the proud owner of a new buggy which he purchased last week.

Miss Martha Federick entertained her friend Miss Lucy Flath, of Diamond Lake, over Sunday.

Mike Traut and Miss Adela Huguelet were McHenry callers last Sunday afternoon and evening.
 
West Fremont Bessie Tidy, of Waukegan, visited at J. Fredrick's last week.

West Fremont creamery is receiving 11,000 lbs of milk daily.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
29 May 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Louis Knigge is very ill with typhoid fever.

There are a number of cases of measles among the school children in town.

John Hodge moved his family into old Mr. Rouse's house on Tuesday last week.

Theo. Swan, who is presiding over a telegraph ticker in Desplaines was home last week.

Miss Lucia Stone, of Ravenswood, was the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Anna Lathrop, last week.

Quite a number of our people attended a party given by Mr. and Mrs. Dalton on Saturday evening last.

Wm. M. E. Webb, our new barber, has moved his family into the VanHorn house, his barber shop is also to be in the same place. He was away the latter part of last week because of sickness and getting ready to move his family here.

The cyclone that destroyed a barn and did other damage at Ivanhoe was seen and watched for several seconds by your correspondent. It was coming in a straight line for Rockefeller but fortunately the funnel burst before it traveled far.
 
Ivahnoe Mrs. Decker and daughter Rena are visiting in Evanston.

A small cyclone passed over Herman Zersen's and did considerable damage.

Mrs. Ed. Boyes spend Sunday and Monday with her sister, Mrs. Jones, of Fremont.

Misses Dickson and Hubbard, of Bush Temple College, visited with Ed. Boyes and family recently.

Mrs. Burney Farnsworth, sister of Mrs. J. Chamberlain, visited a few days here the first part of the week.

John Orgaard and Leo Jeannene waere in jail in Waukegan laste week. Later We hear they were just visiting.

Rev. W. H. Stubbins, an old soldier, will deliver the memorial address at the Ivanhoe Congregational church Sunday morning at 10:30.

School Notes

The final examination will probably be held on June 17.

The tribunes who have been elected for the last month of school are:
LeRoy Ames, Mortie Fosket, Ida Heidorn and Emma Kuebker. They were installed Thursday.

The Wright school, near Gages Lake, reports twenty-seven pupils enrolled their last month of school and twenty-six as the average daily attendance. Let us all take off our hats and make a sweeping bow.
 
West Fremont Mrs. Boyse, of Grayslake, is spending a few days with her mother, Mrs. Stone.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Meyer visited at E. H. Meyers Sunday.
 
Diamond Lake Miss Ella Towner is working for Mrs. G. Ost.

The Diamond Lake creamery paid a dividend of $1.20 per cwt.

Henry Ost, of Minnesota, is visiting relatives and friends here for a few days.

Members of the G.A.R. are cordially invited to attend the Decoration Day services at Diamond Lake M.E. church May 30th at 10 a.m.
 
Fort Hill Jesse Graves was a Chicago visitor first of the week.

Mrs. A. Benwell and C. Cleveland are improving slowly.

C. L. Thomson and V. Deutchler each have a new surrey.

John Lenzen had a colt killed by lightning a few days ago.

George Walton was the victim of a surprise party Friday evening.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
5 June 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Ben Broadhead and daughter Agnes spend Decoration day in Chicago, returning Sunday night.

It is reported that Geo. Haren was quite seriously injured by falling from his buggy and his team running away the latter part of last week.

Mrs. W. D. Porteous and father visited in Wheaton last week. Mrs. Porteous returned Sunday evening but Mr. Snyder expects to remain several weeks.

Mr. J. Messenger, of Elroy, Wis., visited his daughter, Dr. O. M. Grover this week. He is on his way to Madison Co., N.Y., to spend the summer at his early home.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. Harry Payne and daughter Myrtle spend Wednesday in the city.

Lee Ames is well pleased with Virginia and has bought a farm there.

Roy Jones, Hans Neilson and some others went to the circus in Elgin Saturday.

Misses Emma and Etta Grabbe left Wednesday for a visit of some weeks in St. Louis.

Mrs. A. G. Wheeler and Miss Nell Weyberzham spent last week iwth D.R. Ames family.

Master Harold Wheeler has gone to Brazil, Ind., to spend a few weeks with Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Munson.

The election here passed off very quietly last Monday. Mr. Carl Dorfler running as a dark horse on the Democratic ticket even unbeknown to himself, received about 33 1/3 per cent of the whole nuimber of votes cast. With very little effort exerted he might easily have carried the whole of Fremont township. Get in line for the next Judical election.

School Notes

The school year closes June 25.

LeRoy Ames, Opal Smith and Gladys Payne are out of school because of sickness.

The pupils who wore punctuality buttons all of last month were:
Roy Chamberlain, Emma Chamberlain, Bertie Chamberlain, Lizzie Kuebker, Bertha Kuebker, Emma Kuebker, Ida Heidorn, Dwight Dolph and Mortie Fosket.
 
Diamond Lake Fred Gosswieler bought a horse of Will Brockman last week.

Mrs. J. Whitney has opened a boarding house on the bank of the lake.

Grandma Busching, of Lake Zurich, is visiting her daugher, Mrs. Geo. Ost, Sr.

Mrs. and Mrs. Henry Lohman celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary Monady, June 1.
 
Fort Hill Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Combs, of Chicago, spend Saturday at the old home.

Miss Adaline Wait is in Chicago, spending a few weeks with her grandparents.

C. L. Thomson and family spent Decoration Day and Sunday with relatives in Waukegan.

A. W. Fox was a recnet Chicago visitor. He was accompanied home by his daughter, who has been spending the past two weeks in the city.

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Graves have gone to Kenwood, Ill., where they will take charge of a building at the State Reform school. Mr. and Mrs. Graves have lived in this vicinity the past three years and have made many friends here who were sorry to have them go away.

Mrs. W. B. Parker, of Grayslake, entertained the Fort Hill C.S. on Thursday of last week. A pleasant afternoon was enjoyed by those present. Visitors were:
Mesdames Seesholtz, Wheelock, Atwell, Lawson, Hanson and Miss Katie Cleveland.
Next meeting will be with Mrs. Wm. Wilson at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emma Hanson, June 25. Visitors welcome.
 
Fremont Center Roy Ames is on the sick list.

Geo. Hironimus is possessor of a fine new driving horse.

Frank Hironimus has had his house equipped with lighting rods.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
12 June 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Will Knigge, Mrs. Specht, Dr. O. M. Grover and her father, Mr. J. Messinger were among those who have visited Chicago recently.

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Cronkhite, Miss Cronkhite, Miss Doolittle and others whose names were not learned attended the June meeting of Congregational churches at Grayslake Tuesday.

The fond drema of the last three months is at last a reality. New sidewalks in town from opposite Mr. Benj. Broadhead's around by the post-office and hardware store to Rob Rouse's store. Thanks to the people who contributed the funds and to the committee who executed the wishes of the public. Let the good work go on.
 
Ivanhoe Orville Smith took in the city Tuesday.

Rob Fosket has recovered from the measles and is again tearing around.

Mrs. W. H. Stubbins attended the W.C.T.U. convention at Libertyville Wednesday, leading one of the meetings.

Mrs. E.E. Smith and little son Vern have passed through a seige of measles. It's fashionable to have them. Get busy.

The following attended the association at Grayslake:
Mrs. Brainard and son George, Mrs. A. Smith and daughter Theo, Mrs. and Miss Joice, Mrs. Harry Payne and mother, Mrs. H. D. Wells, Mrs. Dean, Rev. W. H. Stubbins and wife, Mrs. A. A. Payne and Mrs. Jacoby.
 
Diamond Lake The meeting of the Diamond Lake Cemetery Association which was held June 4th at the home of Mrs. G. Ost, Sr., was well attended, it being the occassion of the annual election of officers. The officers elected were:

President..............Mrs. W.D. Griffith
Vice President......Mrs. Ellsworth Wilcox
Secretary..............Mrs. E. J. Welskopf
Treasurer..................Mrs. Wm. Rouse
The balance on hand in the treasury June 4 was $90.60. During the past year the cemetery has been beautified by many trees and shrubs, planted by the association and the coming month the fence and urns are to be painted which will add to the good appearance of the cemetery. All doantions are and have been thankfully received and contributed to a worthy cause. May the good work continue.
 
Fort Hill John Benwell is able to be out again.

Mrs. John Lenzen, of Fort Hill, started Monday for a visit with brothers and sisters in Staceyville and Meyers, Iowa. She was accompanied by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Miller of McHenry. Mr. Miller is planning to spend his eighty-second birthday, the 10th of June with his sons and daughters in Iowa.

In loving remembrance of our litte C. B. who died one year ago the 11th of June 1902.
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Combs.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
19 June 1903
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Measles! Measles!

Children's Day exerciese have been postponed until June 28.

Mrs. W. A. Stubbins and son Richard are visiting with W. H. Stubbins and wife.

Susie Payne visited in Chicago Monday and Tuesday.

Miss Daisy VanPlew returned from her visit in Wheaton last Tuesday evening.

Miss Myrtle and Avis Payne spent about a week visiting at Crystal Lake.

The Ivanhoe ball team would like to secure a game for the 4th of July, and would like to correspond with any team which has an open date.

Lawn social at Mr. Judson Ames Thursday evening, June 25. Wauconda quartet will furnish music and a general good time is assured. Be sure and come.

School Notes

Last month's attendance was the best since November 1901.

The measles have struck us hard. Those who are out of school on this account are "too numerous to mention." It would be easier to name those left. Not a member of the third grade was present Tuesday afternoon.
 
Diamond Lake There will be a strawberry and ice cream social on the Diamond Lake M.E. church lawn on Tuesday evening, June 23. Everyone is invited.
 
Fremont Center Miss Annie Hertel is on the sick list at present writing.

Adnrew Wagner, of Waukegan, spent last Sunday with relatives here.

Andrew Hertel had the misfortune to lose a valuable horse last week.

Mrs. Frank Kietz, who has been an invalid and under Dr. Galloway's care for some years, has taken a trip to another climate, thinking the change will greatly benefit her health. We hope she will recover in accordance with the many kind wishes of friends and the divine guidance of Him who guides our every footsteps.
 
West Fremont George Tekampe and father went to Elgin Friday.

Ed Knipfel, of Crystal Lake, spent Sunday at A. D. Loomis'.

Charlie and Walter Roney attended the ball game at Lake Zurich Sunday afternoon.

Miss Ella Erhart, of Waukegan, spent Saturday with her cousin, Miss Rose Fredericks.

A. D. Loomis and family moved to McHenry this week where Mr. Loomis will work in a creamery.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
26 June 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Sible Minefe is visiting her father, Mr. B. Broadhead.

Benj. Broadhead has been quite seriously ill again, but is now better.

Mrs. Louis Knigge is improving now as fast as can be expected. She was very low last week.

John Snyder is home from a several weeks visit to his daughter, Mrs. VanPlew, who lives in Wheaton.

Miss Lottie McBride returned Saturday from her school at Chicago Heights for her summer vacation. She has been engaged for another year.

Mrs. Specht, Glen Harold Knigge, Mrs. Will Knigge and John Knigge and wife attended the wedding of Miss Lydia Knigge and Mr. Will Mosser at Palatine last Wednesday.

What might have been a disasterous fire if it had not been discovered in the nick of time caused considerable excitement on Sunday night just before midnight. Geo. Crittenden and family were all sleeping soundly when smoke awakened one of the hired men and he investigated to find the walls of a closet off his room so hot that he could not bear his hand on them and the fire had eaten through a small opening. He immediatly aroused the family and having been in a fire brigagde in the old country he knew just what to do, and getting water and an ax he opened up the wall and began to put on water. But it was soon seen that they must go to the roof where they made an opening and turned the water right down onto the fire and had it practically under control before any help arrived from outside. The oldest boy Ashler gave the alarm in town.
 
Ivanhoe Mr. and Mrs. Hibbard Ames, of Chicago, spent Sunday with relatives.

We expect to see Mrs. Dolph up and out in an invalid's wheel chair in the near future.

C. Dean Wells is home for the summer vacation. It looks like old times to see Dean around again.

Good news comes from all the cases of the measles and we understand all are now recovered or on the gain.

Ed Lusk bought an automobile a few weeks ago - and now has a fine bay horse for sale. Ivanhoe people are up to date. The house in Ivanhoe is still vacant so come on Ed.

School Notes School year of 1903-04 will probably begin the second Monday in September.

All are glad to see Harry Abbott home from Princeton. Still glader to know that he intends remaining all summer.

Harry Guy Fosket will represent this years graduating class. Next years eighth grade will be the largest for a number of years.

The final was held last Monday. The Swan school pupils who successfully took the examination were Libbie Ahart, Mabel Beckwith, Helen Beckwith.

John H. VanPlew receives his degree from Beloit College this week.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
3 July 1903
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Leo Jeanmene is spending the week in Wadsworth.

Misses Alice and Lillian Payne were Chicago visitors Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Stubbins and son returned to their home in Victoria, Ill., after a short visit here.

A very interesting game of ball was played last Saturday between Wauconda and Ivanhoe resulting in a victory for the former by a score of 5 to 4. It is expected that the two teams will again cross bats on the the 4th.
 
Fort Hill A. W. Fox is having his house reshingled.

D. V. Wait and A. Benwell are having their houses painted.

Mrs. Emma Hanson, of Long Lake, entertained the Fort Hill cemetery society last week. A very pleasant time was enjoyed by those present. All were pleased to see Mrs. Wilson, of Zenda, Wis., once more. Next meeting will be with Mrs. Will Smith, of Grayslake, July 16. Visitors welcome.
 
Fremont Center Frank Erhart is building a new house, which will greatly improve his place.

Mrs. G. M. Traut and son Mike visited with relatives in Waukegan last Sunday.

Mr. Brandstetter and family of Grayslake, spent last Sunday with Mr. Shober and family.

Geo. Diebold is having his house moved this week and will build a new one soon. L. C. Ritta, of Grayslake, is doing the work.

Mrs. G. H. Hertel has been in Chicago for the past week, called there by the illness of her father. We are glad to report that he is much improved.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
10 July 1903
100 Years Ago
Front Page Death of Prominent Citizen

The funeral of the late Honorable George Wait at Fort Hill church Sunday was very largely attended. Mr. Wait died Wednesday of last week at his home in Volo and information of the fact was most unespected throughout the county, causing deep regret, as he was a man greatly respected, widely known and thoroughly liked.
George Wait was born in Cuyhaga county, Ohio, September 8, 1840, and came to Grant township, this county, in 1849. He enlisted in Co. B, 96th Ill. Vol. Infantry August 9, 1862, discharged as Second Lieutenant June, 1865. Elected Town clerk, 1867, Supervisor 1877-87, re-elected in 1893 and served until 1899, and was chairman of the Board six years. He was Representative in the State Legislature 1886-87 as a candidate of the democratic party to which he was a firm adherent. He was a member of Wauconda Post, G.A.R., of the Modern Woodmen, and of the Christian church, of which he was long a trustee. He was married January 24, 1866, to Miss Kate Hart, who survives him.
Among those present at the funeral were the supervisors, county officers and a large number of Grand Army men. Rev. Smart, of Waukegan, conducted the services. Burial was of necessity a day before the funeral, in Grant cemetery.
 
Rockefeller Dr. Karl Stecher and wife, of Chicago, are guests of Mrs. John Knigge.

Frank Cronkhite is home from Beloit and is going in business with his father.

Mrs. Mary Bader is completing a fine new and commodious barn. John Albright has charge of the carpenter work.

Mrs. W. L. Rich was called to Waupaca, Wis., on account of sickness nearly two weeks ago and has not yet returned.

Miss Bebee, of St. Paul, is visiting Miss Anna Cronkhite this week. She is a student of the Chicago Musical College and is on her way to her father's home in southern Ill.
 
Diamond Lake John Bartlett has returned from Minnesota to spend the summer.

Miss Jennis Holtz, of Half Day, is helping at Lakeside Cottage this summer.

The busy summer season has commenced at the hotels, there being about 200 pleasure seekers out Saturday and Sunday.

Next Sunday will occur the second annual road race given by the Humbolt boys of Chicago. Last year they rode the course from Diamond Lake to Half Day then north through Libertyville and returned to the Lake via Rockefeller. Al Flath was time winner while Ollie Monsen captured first place and Clarence Flath second. There were about thirty girls and boys from the Park and they had a lively time. This year they will not cover the old course, but will start at Ray's, turn north near the boat house, from there they will continue toward Libertyville to Wheeler's corner from where they will return to the starting point via Rockefeller. This race will occur Sunday morning and is sure to be exciting as some of the fastest road riders in the country have entered. Saturday evening the Humbolt club will give a dance at Tattler's pavilion when it is hoped all from the surrounding country will be present and get acquainted with a jolly crowd.
 
Fort Hill The Miss Benwells, of Morton Park, spent the Fourth in this vicinity.

Elam Converse, of Chicago, spent the Fourth with his mother, Mrs. J. Converse.

Bessie Howard, of Grant, is spending a few weeks with her cousin, Forrest Thompson.

Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Smith, of Oak Park, visited the latter's parents, Mr. R. Paddock, over the Fourth.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wheeler and Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Combs, of Chicago, spent the Fourth with A.B. Combs and mother.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
17 July 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Arthur Berghorn is home for his vacation. He finds it rather dull and quiet here.

Mrs. Joe and Al Riese are visiting at the home of their father-in-law, Mr. A. Riese.

J. H. Cronkhite and family and Mrs. Anna Lathrop and family left Wednesday morning for a twelve days sojourn at the DesPlaines camp meeting.

Tuesday evening at the Congregational church in Rockefeller a recital was given by Miss Gladys Goodman assisted by Miss Luella Herschberger and a ladies quartette composed of Mrs. Will Knigge, Mrs. W.L. Rich and the Misses Cora and Luella Herschberger. Miss Goodman, who is now a resident of Chicago, formerly lived at Diamond Lake and a large audience of old friends and neighbors was out to enjoy the evening's entertainment furnished by Miss Goodman. The recital was one of exceptional interest, characterized by Miss Goodman's marked ability as a reader and elocutionist. The program was varied and comprehensive, mingling the pathetic, the solemn, the humorous, the tragic, the serene and the religious in an interesting and artistic way.
 
Ivanhoe Mr. Henry Glass is not so well this week.

Most of our young folks are camping at Druce Lake.

Mrs. Meikle's father and nephew are visiting here for a few days.

Miss Woebrheide, of St. Louis, is visiting Mr. Henry Grabbe and family.

Mrs. Fred Musser and children are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Dorfler.

Mr. Oscar Houri was an Ivanhoe visitor Tuesday, having attended the funeral of August Fisher.

Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Dietz mada a flying visit to Wisconsin last week Tuesday, to attend the funeral of a brother-in-law.

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grabbe, a boy baby, ten pounds, on Saturday, July 11th, 1903. Congratulations, Happy papa.

Mr. August Fisher, brother of Miss Emma Fisher, entered unto rest Sunday evening, at Wauconda, and was buried from the residence of his brother, Mr. Henry Grabbe, Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m., in the Ivanhoe cemetery. Services were conducted by the Rev. Stubbins at the house, and the Woodmen took charge at the Ivanhoe cemetery. The sympathy of the community is extended to Miss Fisher and relatives. The funeral was largely attended.
 
Fremont Center Miss Annie Hertel is still under the doctor's care.

H. E. Davis had a horse killed by lightning last Thursday night.

Ivering Wagner of Waukegan visited with his brothers here the past week.

Miss Nellie Traut and a couple of lady friends of Chicago, visited with the former's parents over the Fourth.
 
Fort Hill John Lenzen is repairing his barn.

After spending a week with S. A. Davis and family, Miss Phyllis Vickerman returned to her home in Lake Forest.

Miss Fannie Smith, of Fort Hill, has passed the eighth grade in her studies, and received her diploma from Supt. Gaggin, and is now ready for High School work.

Masters Roy and Harry Titus, of Libertyville, Andrew Diethorn, of St. Paul, Minn., are spending their vacation with their grandmother, Mrs. Cora Diethorn.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
24 July 1903
100 Years Ago
Fort Hill Simon Davis' children have the measles.

Mrs. C. Dillon, of Volo, and Miss Jessie Benwell, of Morton Park, were pleasant callers Tuesday afternoon.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
31 July 1903
100 Years Ago
Front Page
Drowned in Diamond Lake While coughing and leaning over side of a boat endeavoring to recover a fish pole, James Demars, a Chicago man, lost his balance and fell into Diamond Lake at noon Sunday and was drowned.

Albert Collins, a companion, in telling of the accident said: "We had been fishing along east bank of lake Demars suggested we change location and got up to pull in the anchor line. He had two fishing poles and one dropped in the water. As he reached for it he was attacked with a severe fit of coughing, which I think caused him to lose his balance and fall out of the boat. I pushed an oar out to him, but he did not seem to try to take hold of it. He only came up once. Near us were a half dozen boats filled with fishermen, but it all happened so quickly they could offer no assistance. We dragged the lake for a long time with a piece of gas pipe to which were fastened hooks, recovering the body Monday afternoon, in about twenty-five feet of water.

Demars had several years summering at Diamond Lake where we has quite well known. He was a millwright and married. His wife arrived at the lake Monday and took charge of the remains.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. H. D. Wells is taking a week's vacation at Lake Geneva.

Mrs. Mary Jacoby left a week ago Monday for Chester, Conn., where she will spend the summer with his [sic] aged father.

Mrs. Ed Dean returned from Michigan last Friday, where she has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Cora Averill.

The Libertyville Ball Team was jumped on and beaten in a good game of ball last Saturday. Score, Ivanhoe, 7; Libertyville, 1.

Misses Emma and Etta Grabbe, Miss Woerheide, Mr. and Mrs. Vickery and Mrs. Meikle attended the Eastern Star picnic at Lake Geneva.

Rev. W. A. Stubbins left last Thursday for Los Angeles, Cal., near which place he will spend six week's vacation with his son, Rev. Thos. A. Stubbins.

Mrs. Just, President of the County W.C.T.U., will speak in the Congregational church at Ivanhoe at 10:30 Sunday morning. Every member of Ivanhoe Union urgently requested to be present.
 
Diamond Lake The largest bass landed at Diamond Lake in years was recently caught by Dr. John A. Huff, of Chicago, and tipped the scales at 6.01 pounds. For safe keeping the doctor placed it in Mrs. Blow's cellar and rats lunded on one side of its head, but it still weighs six pounds.
 
Fort Hill Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland, of Chicago, visited their mother and other relatives last week.

Dr. Henry Ward Richardson, of Toronto, Canada, the popular Canadian Threnoligist and lecturer is spending the summer at Albert Paddock's. All should call and see him, and get the benefit of his scientific skill.

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Gardinier, of Rondout, were pleasant callers Tuesday. Mr. Gardinier has a position as traveling salesman for Watkins Medical Co., of Winona, Minn.
 
Leithton W. H. Meyer spent Saturday and Sunday at Niles, Mich.

Mr. and Mrs. Linnemeyer, of Chicago, spent a few days this week with Robt. Lill.

Postmaster John Kruckman has received from the McKinley National Memorial Association a limited supply of the certificates which have been prepared for distribution to contributors to the monument fund as souvenirs of their participation in that great enterprise. The certificate is a beautiful work of art on which is given an excellent reproduction of Mrs. McKinley's favorite likeness of her husband, together with a picture of the McKinley home in Canton and of the White House. The supply in the hands of postmaster kruckman is a portion of the first edition of the certificates and is sent here to enable those who have not as yet contributed to do so. Parties who have already identitfied themselves with the movement will receive souvenirs direct from the office of the association or through local committees.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
1 August 1903
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe L. F. Jeanmene was here over Sunday.

Fred Beach is employed at the Macorani factory at Libertyville.
 
Fort Hill Will Cleveland has gone to Dakota.

Miss Ethel Sutherland, of Waukegan, is spending a few days with her aunt, Mrs. C. L. Thomson.

Frank Housch left Thursday for Kentucky.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
14 August 1903
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Miss Rena Decker is visiting her sister, Mrs. Chas. Parker, at Volo.

Mr. Hardine has returned to his home in Sioux City, Ia., after a week's visit with G. S. Brainard.

About twenty-five of Ivanhoe young people attended the party given by Miss Fanny Bryan, of Libertyville, last Saturday evening.

Baby Gilbert Fosket had a bad fall last Monday, resulting in a deep cut across the nose between the eyes, severing an artery. Dr. Taylor called and stitched it. We are glad to report that the gash is healing.
 
Fremont Center The basket sociable at the Fremont Catholic church last Wednesday evening was quite a success.

Mrs. Frank Dietz has returned from her eastern trip where she has been visiting for some months with her parents. She was taken quite sick on her way home and was obliged to keep her bed for a few days, but we are glad to report her able to be up and around again.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
21 August 1903
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe John Orgaard left Tuesday morning for the northwest where he will look over land.

John VanPlew has returned to Beloit, Wis., where he has charge of the science department in the high school.

Miss Alice Payne has gone to Fowler, Ind., to take charge of the English department in the high school. Miss Alice Lowery who has been spending the summer with the Misses Paynew has returned home.

Libertyville and Ivanhoe played ball at Diamond Lake grounds Saturday, Ivanhoe coming off victorious to the tune of 15 to 12. Ivanhoe seems to be playing good ball and is getting loyal support.
 
Fremont Center Albert Behm spent last Saturday at Volo.

G. H. Hertel was at Lake Forest on business last Monday.

Mr. Bush, of Milwaukee, was seen on our streets last Sunday.

We are glad to report Miss Annie Hertel gaining strength under the care of Dr. Taylor.

Mrs. Frank Dietz was out to attend church service last Sunday. It was quite a surprise to all, and we hope she will keep on improving.
 
Diamond Lake Mrs. Whitney has been on the sick list.

Will Rouse is having an addition put on his home.

Mrs. Andrewson and daughter, of Chicago, are visiting with relatives around here.

Mrs. Henry C. Ost and family and Mrs. Geo Ost Sr., started for Missouri Thursday Aug. 20.

Mrs. Mary Wandless returned to her home in Lake Forest after a visit with her brother, F. B. Towner.

Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Mitcherll took in the trip to the Dells, Wisconsin, Aug. 16. They report a fine time.
 
Fort Hill Mrs. D. V. Wait entertained relatives from Ohio recently.

Mrs. Sadie Meade, of Grayslake, was at home with her parents for a week.

Miss Vera Howard, of Grant, spent a week with her aunt, Mrs. C.L. Thomsen.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
28 August 1903
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Mrs. Edna Harden is visiting at Frank Dolph's this week.

Born, August 20, to Mr. and Mrs. John Wirtz, a 12 pound boy.

First game license of the season was issued Tuesday to Albert Snyder.

Mr. Fosket and family attended their annual family picnic in Lincoln Park, Chicago, last Saturday. All reported a good time.

Mrs. Cora Averill, of Harrisburg, Mich., and daughter Mildred, are visiting her mother, Mrs. Dean, and other relatives and friends.

There is a city situated in the remotest part of nowehere which is inhabited only by storks. The business of these storks is to bring little strangers to this earth and leave them at places designated by Boss Stork, who has an office in central part of city. Last Tuesday morning while the lightning flashed and thunder rolled, he called one of his swiftest messengers, and giving him full directions, handed him a basket, saying, "Take this little girl and deliver her to Mr. and Mrs. Adam Titus, of Ivanhoe, Ill." She was welcomed by them with open arms. She requested them to give her clothes, board and washing which they cheerfully promised should be done.
 
Fremont Center Mat Leach had left Mr. Erhart where he has been working for the past three years.

Mrs. Joe Dietz and four children from Milwaukee are visiting among relatives here.

Mr. and Mrs. John Dietz and their daughter Millie and husband from Chicago were out visiting relatives in this vicinity.

Frank Erhart's new house is almost completed and the young folks are anxiously waiting to have a dance. Hope they will not be disappointed.
 
Fort Hill Roy Titus returned to his home in Libertyville last week.

Miss Alta Converse, of Long Lake, was a pleasant caller Monday.

John Ford, of Chicago, is visiting his cousins, the Benwell Bros.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rogers, of Waukegan, are spending a week with their daughter, Mrs. C. L. Thomson.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
4 September 1903
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Mrs. Laura Decker has moved to Grayslake.

Lee Ames has returned from an extended trip in Virginia.

Misses Myrtle and Avis Payne left Monday morning for Valpariso, Ind., where they will attend school this fall and winter.

Miss Lillian Payne left Wednesday for Beloit where she has a position in the public school.

Miss Susie Payne met with a painful accident on the E.J. & E. last Friday evening. A sudden jar of the train threw her with a violent force against the iron post of a seat, severely brusing her temple.
 
Diamond Lake Freddie Towner took in the soldier's reunion.

Miss Ruth Wenban, of Lake Forest, is visiting with Miss Laura Towner.

Died, at Gresham, Neb., Aug. 23, Mrs. Ida Mortens, nee Hokemeyer, of consumption. She leaves a husband and child two and one-half years old besides many friends in this vicinity. Another young life is called home.
 
Fort Hill Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bowers have been visiting friends in Iowa.

Mrs. E. Stanford entertained some young lady friends at a quilting party Saturday afternoon.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
11 September 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Richard Smith and wife took in Zion City this week.

Ira Doolittle was home from MIchigan City, Indiana, over Sunday.

Louis Roder has been hauling gravel over at Rondout this week.

Mr. Berghorn's people entertained relatives from Fairfield over Sunday.

Miss Flossie Rudolph visited a short time ago with her aunt, Mrs. King.

Cora Thomas is planning on spending the school year at DeKalb this year.

Arthur Berghorn was home till Monday evening on account of Labor Day.

Mrs. Emma Baker is absent this week being in attendance at the wedding of her sister Clara.

Dr. D. R. Grover and Dr. Orrie Grover and their little daughter removed from Rockefeller to Chicago last week.

Edson Ransom has returned from Indiana where he was called by the ill health of his mother. He reports her much improved.

Miss Florence Lathrop has gone to Ravenswood where she will live with her aunt, Mrs. Stone during attendance at the Ravenswood schools.

Guests of Mrs. Handy and Mr. and Mrs. Ransom during the week were Mrs. Chamberlain, Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Russell, of Lowell, Mass.

Mrs. Will Rich went to Waupaca, Wis., to see her invalid sister who will leave for Colorado soon for her health accompanied by her mother and sister May.

The whooping cough has come to town, a regrettable fact considering the lateness of the season. So far those supposed to have it are Lila May Rouse and little Miss Hodge. Several others are coughing but whether with the whooping cough will appear later.

Mrs. Rhoda Wells suffered a slight paralytic shock last week Monday, but with care will probably escape serious difficulty.
 
Ivanhoe Harry Abbott left Saturday for the east.

James VanPlew and sister Daisy spent Sunday at Gages Lake.

Mr. and Mrs. Wil Tiess were visiting their sister, Mrs. John Wirtz Sunday.

Miss Marion Payne left Tuesday morning for Galesburg where she will attend Knox College.

Mr. Kuebker's pickle crop is so large that he is compelled to keep his girls out of school for a short time to help.

An uncle of K. H. Putnam and cousin, Mrs. C. W. Page, of Lacqui, Parle county, Minn., are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Chamberlain, also an aunt, Mrs. S. M. Johnson, of Pullman, and cousin, Col. Whitcomb, of Fredericksburg, Iowa, are visiting at the same place and time.
 
Fort Hill Joe Davis is attending school at Grayslake.

Miss Fannie Smith is attending school at Libertyville.

Miss Elsie Smith, of Volo, is teaching school in the Fort Hill district.

Barney Amann's children are attending the Sisters school at Volo.

Mrs. hogan and daughter, of Waukegan, are speding a few weeks with relatives in the country.
 
Fremont Center Albert Behm and mother were Wauconda visitors last Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Wagner spent Sunday with Mrs. Wagner's parents at Buffalo Grove.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
18 September 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. and Mrs. Irving Payne left Tuesday for a trip to Battle Lake.

Mrs. Magda Popp is intending a new coat of paint for her residence.

Mrs. Fedler and her son Arthur, of Chicago, were visitors at Wm. Knigge's.

Mrs. Smith, of Grayslake, was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Ed Payne this week.

Mrs. Mary Albrecht returned to her home in Minnesota after visiting her parents here, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Albrecht.

Mr. and Mrs. Doolittle spent Thursday in Waukegan, going via the electric road.

Mr. and Mrs. George Knigge and son Gordon, of Diamond Lake, Mr. and Mrs. Will Bushing and Master O'Rell and Will Knigge, of Wauconda, were guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Knigge, one day last week.

The Lovedale family returned home this week, having ended their stay with Mr. Holcomb. The health of their invalid daughter remains practically unimproved and the family is maturing plans relative to a residence in California.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Brainerd has gone to Waterman, Ill.

We are glad to report that Mr. Dreyer is gaining a little each day.

Fred Harding, of Sioux City, Iowa, was here over Sunday with his family who are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Brainard.

All telephones were out of working order Monday and Tuesday which made it very disagreeable for the patrons as it was worse than no phone.

A very agreeable surprise was gotten up on Mr. and Mrs. Brainard by their children Monday evening Sept. 14, it being the 40th anniversary of their marriage.

Mr. Stubbins, who with his son and family are camping in Little Bear Valley, California, sent word home that as soon as he shot a bear he would send a quarter home to treat his friends.
 
Diamond Lake Gyp Poulton is back working for Warren Darby.

School opened Monday with an enrollment of 28 scholars.

Jay Ritzenthaler began working for Geo. Frisby last Monday.

Mrs. M. Poulton is entertaining her mother-in-law, of Indiana.

The ball game between Park Ridge and Ivanhoe nines was won by the Park Ridge. Score 3 to 2.
 
Fort Hill Mrs. Jason Converse is having her house and barn reshingled.

Mrs. George Benwell and children and Miss Irena Horton have been very sick with the measles.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
25 Septebmer
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Crittenden has been ill this week.

Mr. Broadhead has been entertaining his son, from Pullman, Ill.

Lloyd Ray, of Diamond Lake, is attending school here and boarding with John Hodge.

Mrs. John Otto and daughter, of Chicago, spent the first of the week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Weenink.

Mrs. Kramer spent several days in town at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Knigge, whose health is somewhat improved.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Clara McConaty has been on the sick list.

Dean Wells left on Monday of this week for his second year in school at Oberlin, Ohio.

Owing to the inconsideration of John D. Rockefeller there was an oil famine here for several days past.

Eighteen little folks in the primary classes last Sunday. Where are the others? They had better be there next Sunday.

Miss Tidy is back and teaching the Swan school north of town. She taught there last year and gave excellent satisfaction.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
2 October 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. F. Dolton is entertaining her sister.

The Diamond Lake ice house is being torn down this week.

Joel B. Thomas came home from Junction City Saturday.

Mrs. E. O. Wells entertained her grand-mother several days last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Roswell Wilcox hasve been entertaining their neice, Mrs. Nichols.

G. H. Sherman, formerly of St. Louis, expects to move into Rockefeller this week, taking up his residence in the J.E. Holcomb house, until such time as he can build his own house, the construction of which he expects to begin at once.

Theodore Swan, of Desplaines, visited his mother and brothers Sunday.

Miss Anna Cronkhite entertained her cousin, Miss Laura Bartlett from Evanston, over Sunday.

Miss Mary McArthur and her invalid sister Pearl, have returned from Colorado, now stopping with their sister, Mrs. W. Rich.
 
Ivanhoe Mr. Michael Wagner died Wednesday morning.

Eugene Smith has commenced to make molasses. The school children call on him quite often "to have a taste."

Miss Fanny Bryant and niece and nephew were callers at Frank Dolph's last Saturday.
 
Diamond Lake Mrs. Whitney has been on the sick list. Mrs. Poulton returned to her home in Indiana recently.

Little Alice Tattler's funeral was very largely attended.

Mrs. Hokemeyer, who is in a Chicago hospital is doing very nicely. Mr. Hokemeyer and daugher Minnie visited her last Saturday.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
9 October 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller The Misses Mary and Pearl McArthur will soon leave for Englewood where Miss Pearl will be under a doctor's care. Mr. and Mrs. Irving Payne have returned from their western trip. Their many friends are pleased to see them back.

Jno. Roder and wife returned to Chicago Tuesday after a short visit with relatives here.

Louis Roder and wife spent Friday at Leithton with the latter's brother, R. Nickoley and family.

Mrs. L. Specht spent Sunday at River View with her sister, Mrs. Chas. Rudolph and family, prior to their moving to Kankakee wherer they will make their future home. Mrs. Specht will make an extended visit with relatives and friends in Chicago and Irving Park before returning.
 
Ivanhoe Chas. Dorfler has been quite ill for the past few days.

Frank Dolph and Asa Joice are grading the road north of town.

Mrs. Daniels and her daughter Frances, of Elgin, visited Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Fosket last week.

The surprise party given to Oscar Houri, a former resident of our burg was largely attended and enjoyed.

Miss Addie Woerheide, of St. Louis, who has been visiting at the home of Henry Grabbe for some weeks returned to her home last Monday.
 
Fremont Center Mike Traut took in the centennial last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Mowers, of Libertyville, visited with the latter's brother last Sunday.

C. P. Thomas has returned home from his trip through Virginia. He says that he had quite a fine trip but does not think the land quite equal to Lake county for farming.

Albert Behm and wife have returned home from their wedding tour in Nebraska and have gone to housekeeping on the old homestead. We wish them a long and happy life.
 
Diamond Lake Mr. and Mrs. Tattle and family left last week for Missouri. Mrs. Lambersick, of Missouri, is visiting relatives here.

Charles Young, of Gilmer, has rented Herman Brockman's farm for the coming season.

Albert Dyer and Fred Keeny are the champion corn cutters around here; they cut corn all last week and were still able to cut their neighbors on Sunday. They cut six acres for Mr. Williams last Sunday, and received for their work $6, but Albert is not afraid yet that the present prosperity will spoil them.
 
West Fremont Frank Ehart has purchased a new Deering corn binder. Miss Edythe Thomas has left home to go to work in Macaroni factory at Libertyville.
 
Michael Wagner, an Old Settler Michael Wagner, one of Lake county's pioneers died at his home at Fremont Center, at 4:20 o'clock Wednesday morning, Sept. 30, after an illness of two weeks. Deceased was born in Hansen, Germany, Dec. 11, 1822. Accompanied by his wife (who died June 15, 1898) he came to this country in Oct. 1846, settling in Chicago where he resided until the following spring when he moved to a farm in Fremont township, where he lived at the time of his death. His death, hourly expected for the last ten days, resulted from exhaustion due to old age

The aged man seemed to have forgotten all earthly interests the last few days of his life and was continually speaking of those gone before. He died in peace.

He leaves to mourn his loss four sons, John and George, of Fremont, Andrew, formerly of Fremont now a resident of Waukegan, and Martin, who lives on the old homestead. There are also thirty-three grand-children and nineteen great grand-children.

The funeral was held at St. Mary's Catholic church, Friday, Oct. 2 at 10 o'clock, the Rev. Father Thiele officiating. Burial at Fremont Center cemetery.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
16 October 1903
100 Years Ago
Fort Hill D.V. Wait is home for a short time.

John Lenzon is hauling lumber to build a large addition to his barn.

Miss Susis Lenzen is home after helping Mrs. Dillon, of Volo, the past six months.

After spending a week with relatives at Fort Hill Mrs. C.B. Combs returned to her home in Chicago.

Miss Amanda Wait gave a dancing party to a few of her friends Thursday evening.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Susie Payne called on friends here Saturday.

Don'g forget the Junior C.E. social at the home of F.W. Keubker, Friday evening, Oct. 16. A dime social and the Juniors want to see you there.

Hearing of the intended departure of Mr. and Mrs. John Orgaard and thinking of the necessity of having a good guide for a journey over the states a young chaperon put in his appearance at their home last Thursday morning. The weight of the youthful mountaineer was 9 1/2 lbs and when arrayed in his jumper and overalls he instilled the utmost respect.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
23 October 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Theodore Swan spent Sunday at home.

The school children are now the proud possessors of a new piano.

J. Cronkhite, Ed Payne, will Knigge and Irving Payne left Tuesday for some of the western states.

Herman Kublank with his mother and Mrs. Chris. Hapke attended a funeral of a relative at Algonquin last Wednesday.

Mrs. Ed. D. Knigge, littel Velda and Ervine, of Desplaines, and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Knigge, of Wauconda, visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Knigge.

The Endeavor society is planning upon attending the Hallowe'en Rally at Highland Park, going by way of Libertyville electric road, which will add to the evenings enjoyment.

If there is truth in the town whisperings we will see Fred Stockel who is spending this week in the city return with a bride. Let us welcome Mr. and Mrs. Stockel in the ring of our social circle.

Mrs. A. J. King entertained her sister and family, of Wauconda, part of last week.

Henry Kublank spent last Sunday at home of his sister, Mrs. Fred Meyer, at Lake Zurich.

Mrs. Specht returned Tuesday from a short visit with relatives and friends in Chicago and River View.

Mrs. E. J. Tyler started on Thursday last for for Imboden, Ark. she expects to spend the winter with her son.

Mrs. Anna Lathrop and son Harry are spending a few days at Ravenswood with her sister, Mrs. H. Stone.

Mrs. Colby and daughter Lillis, also Mrs. Redmond, of Ivanhoe, visited Mrs. R. P. Wilcox one day this week.

Mrs. F. R. Anderson returned Thursday evening from a two weeks visit with her parents at Glenview, Ill.

Mrs. D. A. Aynsley and little sons, of Diamond Lake, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Burdick last Saturday and Sunday.

Christ. Meyer and family are here from Maine, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thomas, also visiting numerous relatives and friends in this locality.
 
Fort Hill Herbert Davis has fine new surrey.

Mr. and Mrs. V. Dentehler have a little daughter, born Oct. 11.

Mrs. Louis Lusk and Miss Sarah Fox were Antioch visitors on Friday last.

C.B. Combs and C.C. Colver, of Chicago, spent Sunday with the former's mother at Fort Hill.

A bountiful dinner was served by Mrs. E. Cleveland and daughter on Thursday last to the Fort Hill Cemetery Society. A large company was present and all enjoyed the social visit.
 
Diamond Lake Grandma Buesching is visiting here.

Mrs. Blowes visited the city last week.

Geo. Martens, of Nebraska, is visiting relatives here.

Mrs. Lamwersick, of St. Louis, returned to Chicago after a brief visit here.

Chas. Tattler and family have returned from Missouri. Mrs. Tattler is under the doctor's care.

There is to be a Hallowe'en Social at the home of Mrs. Darby on Friday evening, Oct. 30, for the benefit of the Diamond Lake M.E. church. Come and have a good old fashioned time.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
30 October 1903
100 Years Ago
Front Page Hunter Shot by Friend
Gun Discharged Accidentally, Charge Penetrates Man's Side
At Diamond Lake

Sunday afternoon Jos. Imikus was accidentally shot by his companion as the two were pushing off from shore in a small boat, at Diamond Lake, and as a result of the would can live but another day or so at the most. Both are Chicago men.

At Diamond Lake a club house is maintained by a number of well-to-do Bohemians of Chicago. Here they come to hunt and for recreation. Sunday Imikus and his friend, Frank Kugler, thought to shoot mud hens and securing their guns left the club house. They got into a small boat at the landing and as Imikus ttok up the oars Kugler prepared to load the guns. He was in the act of throwing out a discharged shell from his repeating gun when in some manner it was discharged the contents striking Imikus fairly in the right side, penetrating between his ribs and lodging in his back. It was a terrible wound, a hole the size of a silver dollar.

Imikus was removed to the club house and Dr. Galloway, of Libertyville, hurriedly summoned. Later the injured man was taken to his home in Chicago. A dispatch Tuesday night was to the effect he could not live and that death was but a matter of a few days at most.

Kugler was prostrated by the terrible accident which resulted so seriously and bewailed what he termed his carelessness.

Imikus was about 40 years of age, popular in the circle in which he moved and with his acquaintances. His wife and family are at his bedside.

A strange coincidence is that 29 years ago his father was shot, dying from the wound.

Thursday information of the man's death was received at this office, he having died Wednesday.
 
Front Page A Popular Summer Resort
The past season has been one of exceptional prosperity for hotel keepers at Diamond Lake, and the growing favor of that resort with Chicago pleasure seekers brings satisfaction to those who have for years maintained it was destined to become one of the leading resorts of the country.

Chas. Tattler, whose new hotel was filled all summer with guests, is now building an annex 64x28 to accommodate next season's patrons.

Geo. Ray is erecting a new boat house on the lake and proposes to see that all who will may ride.

Chas. Bilinski is building a commodious ice house that his patrons may be well supplied during the hot months next year.
 
Fort Hill Mrs. A. Benwell and sons were Grayslake visitors Friday.

Smith Latta, of Oak Park, spent the latter part of the week with Ira Smith and family.

Lusk and Nordmeyer are shredding corn for George Walton.
 
Rockefeller Geo. W. Harden, of Pullman, visitied in this community last Friday.

Fred Stuckel and bride arrived home Wednesday evening of last week.

W.L. Rich went north Friday going for a visit among his people in Wisconsin.

Mrs. J. B. Thomas is visiting with Mrs. Doolittle and at her son, Frank Thomas.

Claus Schael and bride arrived Firday evening and will at once go to house-keeping over Knigge's store.

School friends of Gertie Hapke helped her celebrate her 12th birthday by giving her a surprise party Friday evening.

The return of the "prospectors" Will Knigge, Irving Payne and J.H. Cronkhite occurred Saturday evening. E.G. Payne stopped off at Ogama, Wis., to make preparations for holiday goods.
 
Fremont Center Geo. Diebold's new house is finished and will be occupied soon.

School will commense the first of November.

Mrs. Albert Behm spent Tuesday and Wednesday with her father at Volo.

Ed Wagner of Waukegan is spending a week with relatives here.

The entire countryside is to be at the oyster supper and social at H. P. Bartlett's, Diamond Lake, Friday night, Nov. 6. Are you going?
 
Diamond Lake Adam Titus is drilling a well for H. Brockman.

Miss May Small is working for Mrs. Ed. Brockman.

W. B. Cudworth is pressing hay for Herman Brockman.

Whooping cough is prevalent among the children around the lake.

B. Wilcox invited his neighbors to help him raise his corn crib last Tuesday, which was blown down by the hurricane that passed over our section recently.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
6 November 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller A duet was given Sunday evening at the C.E. meeting by Miss Effie Berghorn, soprano with Clarence Knigge as alto.

The rooms vacant during the summer will soon be occupied, Frank Howe taking those above Mr. Berghorn's building, Mr. Sheel above the Wm. Knigge store, Mr. Coolridge and family above Robt. Rouse's market. Mr. and Mrs. Irving Payne have taken the vacant rooms with Mr. Ransom, Mr. Sharman and family the house vacated by Dr. Grover and Mr. Aynsley and family will soon take possesion of the Norton place.

Mrs. May Wilson is visiting with her father at Harden Hotel.

Our boys are becoming model young men - Hallowe'en passed without a ripple.

Mrs. Fannie Smith, of Nenosha Wis., has come for an extended visit with her daughter, Mrs. R. D. Cook.

Mr. and Mrs. John Knigge spent Sunday with Mr. Knigge's uncle, J. Barbaras, of Diamond Lake.

Mrs. S. A. Kramer and son Harry were guests at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Knigge over Sunday.

Miss Antoinette Reese is at home with her father having lately undergone an operation in a hospital in Chicago.

Little Howard Ransom suffered a very painful accident the other evening; going out to wash his hands he thrust his elbow into some water his mother was pouring from a kettle and suffered a painful burn.

Mrs. Stubbins, of Ivanhoe, left Monday for California to join her husband at the home of her son Tom, where she will remain for a short time before proceeding to mr. Stubbin's field of labor. Their son Robert will remain in Ivanhoe.
 
Diamond Lake Mr. Kienie has bought the Staat's place.

Who meddled with the Hokemeyer's buggy? Take care!

The creamery association will soon put up a new ice house and cooler.

Mrs. J. Brockson and daughter visited her parents, Wm. Rouse and family recently.

Hallowe'en was not forgotten by the children around town. They were busy until a late hour moving all kinds of objects.

Herman Albright and his brother John, Dean Aynsley, John Bartlett and Chas Ray (foreman) are working on Tattler's new dining house.
 
Fort Hill Fred Diethorn was a Waukegan visitor part of last week.

Lusk Bros. sold a fine young colt to A.B. Combs Monday.

Mrs. Hogan and daughter, of Waukegan, are visiting in this vicinity.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
13 November 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Annie Wilcox was reported ill the first of the week.

Dr. D. R. Grover was in town with his daughter Eva Saturday.

Dean Aynsley, wife and family spent a day with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Burdick recently.

A party was given the Swan boys Saturday evening by the young people of the vicinity. All had an enjoyable time.

Fred Rudolph, brother of Mrs. John Knigge, stopped in town over Saturday evening to visit with his sister, leaving Sunday morning.

Mrs. L. Specht went to the city Tuesday to remain for the rest of the week. She will be the guest of Mrs. Herschberger, who lately met with a painful accident, stepping on a rusty nail.
 
Diamond Lake Grace Small is working for C. Tattler.

The oyster supper and social at Mrs. H. P. Bartlett's given by the Diamond Lake Cemetery Association was a success in every way, about $32 being taken in. The spacious house was filled to overflowing guests from Libertyville and Rockefeller mingling with those nearer home. The grab bag and fish pond were immensely enjoyed by all and the supper was one never to be forgotten by all who sat down to the beautifull decorated [sic].
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
20 November 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller William Berghorn and family spent Saturday visiting relatives at Long Grove.

Louis Roder and wife spent most of last week with their son down on the home farm.

A wreck on the Northwestern railway at Milwaukee at a point where it crosses the Wisconsin Central, so filled the latter's road with debris as to cut off all traffice on either road for over five hours. The milk train due at Rockefeller at 8 a.m. came in at 1 p.m. instead.

Our oldest citizen, Mr. D. S. Putnam celebrated his 90th birthday last Sunday. Mr. Putnam is a spritly young man who carries himself well. All his friends extend their most hearty congratulations and wishes for many happy returns of the day.
 
Diamond Lake Miss Beck, of Iowa, visited at Mrs. Einsman's recently.

Grandma Buesching has returned to her home at Lake Zurich after a prolonged visit with her daughter, Mrs. Geo. Ost.

Old gentleman Whitney's health is very poor. He is taking treatment in a Chicago hospital.

Mr. Keine did not buy Mr. Statz place as reported.

A baby girl arrived at Edward Brockman's Wednesday night. Of course Ed is setting 'em up.
 
Fremont Center Mrs. Albert Behm spent last week with her parents at Volo.

Miss M. J. Traut, of Chicago, is at home to take care of her mother, Mrs. C.A. Traut, who is very sick at present writing.

Last Thursday occurred the burial of Conrad Dryer at the Catholic church. The deceased was a respected farmer who has lived in the town of Fremont for forty-five years.

Died, at his residence in Ivanhoe, Conrad Dryer. Born at Landaw, Bavaria, Germany, Feb. 8, 1819.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
27 November 1903
100 Years Ago
Diamond Lake C. Meyer is getting better. Carlos Towner, of Iowa, is visiting relatives here.

J. H. Anysley had "a turkey picking bee" last Monday.

Gladys and Perry Blackler, of Lake Forest, and Eva Rouse, of Rockefeller, attended our Sunday school last Sunday.

Rumor says D. Ritzenthaler will soon leave W. Rouse. He has taken themail carrier's examination for the route from Prairie View.
 
Fort Hill Miss Susie Lenzen is visiting relatives in McHenry.

The families of O. A. Howard and Ira Smith are sick with the measles.

After spending the past three weeks with relatives in Wisconsin and this vicinity Mr. and Mrs. Levi Wait returned to their home in Waukegan Saturday afternoon.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
4 December 1903
100 Years Ago
Front Page Mrs. Mary Blows Dead

One of Lake County's very old settlers, Mrs. Mary Blows, died at Diamond Lake Sunday morning.

Mary Golden was born in Cambridgeshire, England, Jan. 13, 1819 and died near Diamond Lake, Ill., Nov. 29, 1903, aged 84 years, 10 months and 16 days. She was married in 1846 to James Blows. They emigrated to America in the spring of 1854, a few less than half a century ago. Of thier five children, three died in infancy. Charles died in Waukegan, aged 35. Harry, the only one remaining of late years has been caring for his aged parents. Some years ago the deceased made a profession of religion and has held to the faith then awakened to the last and had a hope in Christ. Three grand-children were given them. During the last ten months Mother Blows has been helplessly confined to her couch. Thus through four and a half score years, while the world was making its most important history this aged lady and lived and lingered. Dr. Robinson, of Libertyville, preached her funeral sermon on Tuesday at her late home.
 
Fort Hill Fred Converse is sick with the measles.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Horton spent Thanksgiving day with relatives in Wisconsin.

John Benwell was home from Waukegan for a few days. He is improving under the treatment of Dr. E. W. Gavin.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. Clara VanHorn and daughter, Grace, spent Sunday with relatives here.

Miss Hattie Brainerd is home on a vacation from her school at Waterman, Ill.

Prof. John VanPlew, of Beloit College, Beloit, spent Thanksgiving with his parents.
 
Diamond Lake Neighbors have been helping C. Thomas move.

W. Williams will work for W. Rouse this winter.

We are sorry to hear that old gentleman Whitney is not much improved.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ost are the proud parents of a baby boy, born Sunday night.

Mrs. Blow's funeral occured Tuesday. She was laid at rest in the Diamond Lake cemetery.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
11 December 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller John Hodge who has been with the New York Line Insurance company for some time has had this territory assigned to him, now having a right to claim the title of general agent.
 
Ivanhoe Miss McConaty is on the sick list.

We hear that Mr. Wagner had the misfortune to lose the fingers of his left hand while operating his engine.
 
Diamond Lake Earl and Leroy Kane are on the sick list.

J. Aynsley and family have moved to Rockefeller.

P. Bartlett has moved back to Diamond Lake.

D. Ritzenthaler and family have moved to Prairie View.

Bert Dyer will work for W. Brockman the coming winter.

Grandma Buesching called on her little great-grandson one day last week.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
18 December 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Miss Lottie McBride spent Thanksgiving at home.

Chris Hapke and wife have beenover visiting his mother recently.

Mrs. Harry Rouse and Miss Lillie Luebbe went to Chicago Saturday to attend a funeral there.

Mrs. Richard Smith was taken very severely ill a week ago last Tuesday but has greatly improved since.

J. E. Holcomb has had his buckwheat ground and Rockefeller is now enjoying buckwheat cakes for breakfast.

Mrs. Roder returned last Thursday from Diamond Lake where she was assisitng her sister, Mrs. George Smith, who fell and broke her wrist recently.

Mrs. Lathrop spent Thanksgiving at Ravenswood going later to the west side, Chicago, to be present at the celebration of the 74th birthday of her husband's mother.

Mrs. Tyler, mother of Mrs. J. E. Holcomb, has returned home from an extended visit in Arkansas.
 
Ivanhoe Mr. Kipie spent Sunday with his family. Sixteen degrees below zero Sunday morning.

Miss Lulu Ames who has been attending school at Wheaton has been forced to return home on account of her eyes.
 
Diamond Lake Walter Whitney visited his father at Chicago last week. Mr. and Mrs. F. Towner and Mr. and Mrs. G. Mitchell spent an evening last week with Mr. and Mrs. J. Rouse at Rockefeller.
 
Fort Hill Miss Fannie Smith is home from her school at Libertyville.

Mrs. Cora Diethorn and daughter Mary visited at Libertyville recenlty.

On account of sickness among the scholars, Miss Elsie Smith has closed her school until Jan. 4, 1904.
 
Leithton Geo. B. Mason has built an office over his scales.

Mrs. Banyard is quite sick at present writing.

It is rumored that wedding bells will soon be ringing in our town.

Mrs. Chas. Bryant and family of Wheaton returned home Saturday after spending several days with her brother, Will Meyers.

Sunday night an E.J.&E. freight train jumped the track in front of the tower and five cars were put in the ditch. Trains were blocked until 12 o'clock Monday.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
25 December 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. J. E. Holcomb's mother, Mrs. Tyler, was reported ill last week.

Messrs. Fred and Will Hapke visited their brother Christ. Hapke over Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Elsie Wilcox attended the funeral of Mr. William Mann at Half Day last Sunday.

The following have returned home from school and from teaching for the Holiday season:
Miss Cora Thomas, Miss Lottie McBride and John Rouse.

Six of our townspeople attended the Apollo Concert, the rendition of the Messiah, given at the auditorium Christmas, returning by way of Libertyville on the midnight train. These were:
Mrs. Wilcox, Mrs. Rich, Miss Lilian Anysley, Miss Anna Cronkhite and Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Anderson.
 
Ivanhoe School closed Wednesday night for a vacation of one week and two days.

The contest at the school house last Friday evening was fairly well attended. Roy Ames captured first prize and Lola Smith second. A good idea andlet us have more such.

What makes a good time? Social. Dec. 24, Tuesday night at the home of August Wirtz. General supper. Thirty-five cents. You must go. Everyone cordially invited.

Election of officers of the Mystic Workers Thursday night resulted as follows:
Perfect, John Leubbe
Monitor, Emma Radke
Secretary, Orville Smith
Banker, August Wirtz
Warder, Ed. Dietz
Sup., Leo Jeanmene

The Ivanhoe Dramatic Club after a Rip Van Winkle snooze has been reanimated and soon will be walking the boards. After the rush of Holidays is over officers will be elected and a play started. Talent is not lacking so you may look for something fine. Are you with us?

Little Emma Kuebke is on the sick list.

Those of our young people who are either here or are coming for the Holiday are:

Ernest Beckwith, Mabel and Helen Beckwith, of Wheaton, Ill.; Dean Wells, of Oberlin, Ohio; Marion Payne, of Galesburg, Ill.; Alice Payne, Fowler, Ind.; Lillian Payne, Beloit, Wis.; Harry Fosket, Beloit, Wis.; John VanPlew, Beloit, Wis.; Mrytle Payne and Avis Payne, Valparaiso, Ind.; Ada Kuebker, Waukegan; Susie Payne, Lake Villa.

Mrs. Charels Fosket's mother, Mrs. Ranyard, has been very ill with pneumonia.
 
Diamond Lake Jay Ritzenthaler is working for Ed. Brockman.

Wm. Towner, of Iowa, visited at Mrs. T. Darby's recently.

The boys were out in full force Wednesday night to give Will Stelling and his bride, who have recently returned from their wedding trip a charivari.

Thursday, Dec. 24 occured the marriage of Miss Polly Lemker and Mr. Geo. Thatcher, of Libertyville. The bride formerly resided at the lake.
 
Fort Hill Mrs. Ira Smith has been very sick but is improving slowly.

C. L. Thomson is putting in a supply of ice for summer use.

The youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Gilbert was buried Tuesday.

Miss Gertie Deithorn is home caring for her sister Mary who is ill with the measles.

J. H. Miller, of McHenry, placed a monument in the Fort Hill cemetery grounds in memory of W. T. Combs and for little C. B. Combs.