Local News - 1899

From the Lake County Independent,
3 February 1899
100 Years Ago
Another Pioneer Dead Saturday last the remains of Mrs. James Moore were taken to Waukegan from Fremont and interred in the Catholic cemetery. Her death occurred Thursday as the result of her advanced age, she being in her 84th year.
The deceased was one of Waukegnn's early settlers, having settled there in 1852. With her husband in 1861 she removed to Fremont, where until death both resided, the former having passed away several years ago.
 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
19 May 1899
100 Years Ago
Diamond Lake Mr. Willis Arnold and his friends Messrs. Dean Searles, James Finnegan, L. C. Callahan, Dad Kemp with their families from Joliet, were fishing on Lake Zurich on last Wednesday and report a fine time.

Markey Andrews is treating Squire Maxham's house to a coat of paint.

Mr. H. P. Bartlett is busy pulling the dead vines, root and branch, of the famous vinyard that bears his name.

Mrs. Sophia Ely, of West Chicago, is visiting friends and relatives at Diamond Lake.

Mr. Williw Hokemeyer has purchased a new buggy and harness, now girls keep your eye on Willie.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Lizzie Wirtz visited her grandparents last Friday.
 

 

 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
26 May 1899
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Rudolph Dorfler had the misfortune to fall and break his arm Sunday. It is doing nicely now however.
 

 

 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
9 June 1899
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Robert Rouse is the possessor of a neat little turnout; a shetland pony and cart recently purchased at Waukesha.

Misses Luella and Cora Herschberger attended the funeral of their grandfathter at Palatine Tuesday of this week.

Lester Burdick from Wauconda visited his parents here on Sunday.
 

 

 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
16 June 1899
100 Years Ago
Coudrey-Grabbe At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs Riley Coudrey at Rockefeller occured the marriage of their daughter Lillian to Mr. Fred Grabbe, of Ivanhoe, at noon Wednesday. The Rev. T.W. Cole, of Ivanhoe pronounced the simple ceremony surrounded by about sixty relatives, after which the couple and guests repaired to the large dining room where a sumptuous repast was spread.
 

 

 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
23 June 1899
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Master Roy Knigge entertained about a dozen of his young friends last Friday afternoon in honor of his ninth birthday. Ice cream and cake were served and a good time enjoyed.

Thomas McBride still wears that ecstatic smile. That heir, who arrived a week ago, is evidently satisfactory.

Dr. Travis was called to Madison, Wis. by the illness of his father on Monday of last week and returned on Wednesday.
 
Ivanhoe
Children's day little Dewey Radke was baptised. Frank Dolph is having the remainder of his house finished by putting a stone foundation under it.
 

 



Note: On our microfilm of the Lake County Independent, there is no issue between June 23, 1899 and July 7, 1899. We can not tell from the information if there was no newspaper that week, or if there were simply no surviving copies to be microfilmed.

 

 

 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
7 July 1899
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Will Scrivens removed his barber shop from his old quarters to Carle's store where he is now comfortably settled and as genial and obliging as before to his ever increasing trade.
 

 

 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
14 July 1899
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Miss Gertie Carle returned last week from Albany, Wis. where she has been visiting her mother for about a month.
 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
21 July 1899
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Mr. Frank Dolph has improved his house by the addition of a porch.
 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
28 July 1899
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller On Monday of this week, Mrs. H.L. Burdick started for Nehawka, Neb., to visit her son and family
 

 

 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
4 August 1899
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Miss Maude Proctor is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Phillips in Waukegan
 

 

 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
11 August 1899
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Shaddle left Wednesday for Ford River, Mich., where they will make an extended visit with their son Fred and family
 

 

 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
18 August 1899
100 Years Ago
Diamond Lake Mr. and Mrs. Alfred LaMadeline are rejoicing over the birth of a son. Alfred will have an assistant hereafter who can plow and be generally useful.
 

 

 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
25 August 1899
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Mrs. J. Dykes met with quite a serious accident last week Wednesday evening. While leading her horse to the barn it kicked her, breaking three ribs
 

 

 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
1 September 1899
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Rev. and Mrs. Cole with daughter Marion and Mrs. Cole's sister, Mrs. Kennon left on Monday for Hillsdale, Mich., to be gone about three weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Cole will make the trip on their bicycles going, by easy stages while Mrs. Kennon and Marion precede them by rail.
 

 

 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
8 September 1899
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Mrs. Jennie Brown and children who have been visiting her parents and relatives, returned to Waukegan last week.
 

 



Note: On our microfilm of the Lake County Independent, there is no issue between September 8, 1899 and September 22, 1899. We can not tell from the information if there was no newspaper that week, or if there were no surviving copies to be microfilmed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
22 September 1899
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. J.H. Cronkhite started for Ford River, Mich., Wednesday, to visit her daughter, Mrs. Fred Shaddle.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
29 September 1899
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller On Wednesday morning Mr. Chas. Lindeman was summoned to Chicago to the bedside of his son Charles who was severely ill, and died during the day. Deceased is well known to many in this village who will regret to hear of his death.
 

 

 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
6 October 1899
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Holcomb, also Wm. Knigge attended the funeral of Chas. Lindemann in Chicago on last Sunday.
 

 

 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
6 October 1899
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller There is reported an increase in population in this village within the past two weeks. A son born to Mr. and Mrs. Dean Aynesley and a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Bock
 

 

 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
13 October 1899
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Miss Maude Proctor and her grandfather, Mr. Chas. Phillips, visited Ivanhoe last Saturday
 

 

 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
20 October 1899
100 Years Ago
Stole Horse and Buggy Last Saturday Mr. George Ray, of Gage's Corners, drove to Waukegan and tied his horse in front of the German Congregational church about 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Two boys, James Geenty and George Brady shortly afterward got in the buggy and, after driving about the court house square several times proceeded to Jackson street. They drove up and down the street for some time and then went down to Markey street, going from there to George's Grove, where they unhitched the horse and left it tied to a tree all of Friday night. Saturday the boys drove about the country and left the rig in the grove over Saturday night. Sunday morning they drove to Fort Sheridan and returned to town in the afternoon.
About one o'clock they started west and in the vicinity of Hagan's farm, about two and one-half miles from town, Sheriff Griffin and Officer Tyrell caught them.
When found, there were six boys in the buggy ranging from 5 to 12 years.
Young Geenty and Brady, the ones who stole the rig, were the only ones locked up.
The horse was so fatigued that the officers had hard work getting it to town.
The boys threw Mr. Ray's overcoat which was in the buggy, away. In the mean time, Mr. Ray had been vainly hunting for his rig having notified the police of its dissapearance.
 

 

 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
27 October 1899
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. Sabin, of Antioch, visited with E.G. Payne one day this week.

Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Rich left Tuesday for Waupaca, Wis., for a short visit.

Mrs. Geo. Gridley returned Tuesday of this week after a two week's visit at Roger's Park.

Dr. Marcussan and family, of Chicago, visited at A. J. King's Tuesday of this week.

John Goswiller and family, of Diamond Lake, visited at his brother Fred's over Sunday. Mrs. J. E. Holcomb is at present visiting with her mother at Boscobel, Wis., her former home.

The Wisconsin Central steel gang has now reached Rockefeller, and are laying heavy new rails.

Our postmaster, Wm. Knigge has secured one additional mail to and from Chicago daily, except Sunday. This mail leaves Rockefeller for Chicago at 7:32 a.m. Arrives from Chicago at 6:49 p.m.
 

 

 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
3 November 1899
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Mrs. E. Dean is still visiting her daughter, Mrs. Cora Averill in Michigan.

Mr. Reber has rented Mr. Lewis Ritta's farm.

Messrs. Bryant, Putnam and E. Chamberlain have been having their corn husked by Mr. C. Beckweith.

It takes Messrs. Fred Grabbe and Henry Coudrey to do fast husking by hand.
 
Rockefeller Halloween passed off very quietly in our village.

Mrs. Dr. G. F. Heideman, of Elmhurse, is visiting at the Central Hotel.

Mrs. Jessie Wilcox, of Leithton, is spending a few days with R.P. Wilcox and family.

Wm. Knigge is putting in a larger stock this year than ever before for the Holiday trade.

Ed. Swan, after nine years as fireman for the W.C. road last week accepted a position as engineer.

Ed. Payne is in the city at his old stand, 41 Market street, getting ready for the holiday trade.

J. C. Karens and G. W. harden attended the Northern Illinois Institute at DeKalb last week.

Mrs. E. F. Harden was called to the city Tuesday to assist in caring for a cousin who is in very poor health.

Miss Mary Litchfield went to Chicago the first of the week with the intention of remaining during the winter.

Mr. Charles Lautendorf has accepted a position as section foreman at Grayslake and will doubtless move his family there soon.

It is rumored that J. H. Cronkhite will use both elevators as his increasing business demands more room and we hope he will use one of the two elevators for grinding feed, which is an enterprise much needed to accommodate farmers in this vicinity.
 

 

 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
10 November 1899
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe John Meikle did business in Chicago Sunday.

Tuesday of this week occurred the funeral of Mr. Fisher who died last Sunday. Mr. Fisher was seventy-five years old and has been sick for some time. Sear leaves must fall.

Mrs. Hawkings has returned to her home in Ivanhoe after an extended visit with her daughter. We learn that George Hawkins will live at home this winter. This is good news, the more the merrier.

School Notes
Tony Dorfler started to school Monday of this week.

Ada Kuebker has been away from school for two weeks on account of her mother's illness. We miss her very much and hope she may return soon.

The boys have taken to playing a game they call shinny and we girls don't like it very much as it is dangerous to be around the yard. Guess a snow storm will change their game.

For the month of October the following scholars have made good grades and have not missed a day.

Leigh Wells, Myron Wells, Harry Cole, Mortie Fosket, Rudolph Dorfler, Charlie Dolph, Raymond Payne, Daisy Vanplew, Ruth Wells, Bertha Kuebker, Lizzie Kuebker, Pearl Smith, Harry Fosket.

For the school year up to date, Myron Wells, Ruth Wells, Mortie Fosket, Pearl Smith, Harry Cole and Bertha Kuebker have not missed a day.
 

Note: On our microfilm of the Lake County Independent, there is no issue between November 10, 1899 and November 24, 1899. We can not tell from the information if there was no newspaper that week, or if there were no surviving copies to be microfilmed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
24 November 1899
100 Years Ago
Wreck at Rockefeller Early Friday morning of last week occurred a big smash-up at Rockefeller station on the Wisconsin Central railroad.

A long freight train pulled into Rockefeller from the north and stopped while the conductor was receiving orders, a flagman being sent back around a sharp curve to stop a freight immediately following.

By some misunderstanding the flagman believed his train was about to pull out and leaving his station ran toward the caboose. Just as he reached the caboose of his train he heard the other train come thundering around the curve, and before the engineer could slacken speed it crashed into the motionless train, demolishing two freight cars and the caboose and badly damaging the engine. By jumping the engineer and firemand saved their lives. Traffic was but little interfered with, as a side track was available, and through trains were enabled to pass with no inconvenience.
 
Rockefeller A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kane the first part of this week.

Mr. J. C. Karnes and wife visited friends in the vicinity fo Antioch Saturday and Sunday.

Mr. John Sedam and family, of Libertyville were guests of Fred Goswiller and wife on Sunday last.

Mrs. Geo. Umbdenstock and daughter, of Long Grove, called on Rockefeller friends one day last week.

Mr. Bert Terpening and family, of Rogers Park are enjoying a short vacation visiting Rockefeller relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Wilcox had for their guests Sunday, E. Wilcox and fmaily, also Jessie Wilcox and the little niece.

At the recent annual business meeting of the church most of the officers were re-elected to their old positions. Among those elected anew were Miss Charlotte Harden as chairman of the church missionary committee; Miss Effie Berghorn, Sunday school librarian; Laura Doolittle, treasurer; Arthur Berghorn, secretary and Mrs. E. F. Harden, organist. You are cordially invited to the church services next Sunday morning and evening.

From what is thought to be a reliable source we gain information that our depot is to receive a new coat of paint and at same time will be enlarged, and other improvements are anticipated.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. T. Cole has returned home since the death of her mother.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
1 December 1899
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller
Wm. Hicks was called to Sturgeon Bay, Wis., to attend the funeral of his mother, Tuesday of this week.

 

 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
December 1, 1899
100 Years Ago
Diamond Lake Miss Katie Beck spent Thanksgiving in Chicago with her sister, Mrs. Leuhrman.
 

 

 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
8 December 1899
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Mrs. Chas. Beckwith and son Elmer went last week Tuesday to Bureau County to attend the wedding of Mrs. Beckwith's neice, Miss Edna Becker, which occured Nov. 29th. Three weddings in Mr. Becker's family this year.
 

 

 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
8 December 1899
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller A baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Julius Radke the first of this week
 

 

 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
15 December 1899
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. August Kirchman, formerly a Lake County boy, but now of Summer, Ia., made a short visit here recently among friends. He was accompanied by his wife and two children. Mrs. Kirchman is a sister of A. J. King, whom she has not seen for about twenty years.
 

 

 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
22 December 1899
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe News reaches us from Montana of the marriage of Miss Thirza Simpson, formerly of Ivanhoe, to a young man out there. Miss Thirza's many friends send congratulations
 

 

 

 

 

From the Lake County Independent,
29 December 1899
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe We have just learned of the homicide of worthy Frank Smith's dog. Although we feel sad over this event we cannot but rejoice over the fact that this vicious marauder will no more feast upon our sheep and young pigs.