Local News - 1902

From the Lake County Independent,
3 January 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller How many of your New Year resolutions still remain unbroken?

P. G. Whidden was a recent caller.

Lottie McBride, who teaches near Chicago spent her holiday vacation with her parents.

Theodore Swan who has been suffering from a severe attack of rheumatism is once more able to be out again. Dr. Grover was in attendance.

Mrs. John Rouse, Sr., is quite ill with pneumonia. Mr. Galloway, of Libertyville, is in attendance. On account of of the illness of Mrs. Rouse no Xmas exercises were held at her home as in former years.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. Frank Dolph is very ill again.

Adam Titus has begu the sinking of a new well on the Dean farm, occupied by John Orgaard.

Miss Emma Grabbe is at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Fred Grabbe, of Libertyville, who has been seriously ill.

The teachers enjoying a two weeks vacation from school duties are:
Willie Decker, Rosa Simpson, Rena Decker, Pearl Smith, Harriet Brainerd and Alice E. Smith.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
10 January 1902
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Miss Agnes Payne has been visiting her brother at Fort Hill.

Henry Kuebker, of Waukegan, visited his parents and took in the banquet.

According to state law the school districts in each county have been re-numbered, no two in any county having the same number. Our number is 77.
 
Ivanhoe We now have an enrollment of 31.

The latest enrollments are Rudolph Dorfler, Lizzie Wagner and Willie Kuebker. The two former fourth-grades and the latter eighth.

Six pupils were neither absent or tardy during the first three months of school and have received certificates of award from the county Superintendent. This is the largest number ever have received during any one term. During the same term last year, there were none entitled to certificates. Those receiving certificates were:

Harry Fosket, Roy Chamberlain, Bertie Chamberlain, Bertha Kuebker, Raymond Price and Mortie Fosket.
 
Diamond Lake Arthur Karnes is again able to be out, after a severe attack of pneumonia.

Paul Ray intends to begin taking music lessons of Miss Ritzenthaler next Saturday on their new piano.

Quite a number from here attended the funeral at Antioch Saturday, of Mr. E.J. Sabin, who died at Washington. He was our former school teacher, having taught here for three terms and had many friends.

While dipping water from the lake last Monday, Mr. Staats had a narrow escape, the water having washed the ice thin from in under and when he stepped near the edge of the thin ice gave way and he fell in. His cries for help were heard and he was pulled out none the worse for his ducking but very cold.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
17 January 1902
100 Years Ago
Front Page Old Resident Dead

Wm. T. Combs, an old resident of Lake county, died Monday morning at 5:30 a.m. at his home in Fort Hill, after an illness of about a year.

He was seventy years of age and had lived in Lake county about forty years.

Besides his wife, he leaves three children, Abe, William and Bond.

Funeral was held Thursday from Fort Hill church, Rev. W. E. Toll, of Waukegan, officiating.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
24 January 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. G. A. Nicholas, of Eastervile Iowa, is the guest of her sister Mrs. J. E. Holcomb.

Miss Laura Bartlett, of Evanston, visited with her cousin Miss Anna May Cronkhite over Sunday.

Fred Hapke, of Wauconda, has opened a barber shop at the Central Hotel. Lets all get a shave.

A large number of people from this place attended the funeral of John Meikle at Ivanhoe on Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Varney, of Minneapolis, visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas Lusk a few days last week.

Our public school held a special session last Saturday and then took a vacation on Monday on account of Mr. Meikle's funeral.

A gentle fall of snow Monday evening broke a long continued spell of the most beautiful winter weather ever experienced in this latitude.
 
Ivanhoe With the passing away of John Meikle on last Thursday afternoon, one of the bravest men that ever faced death passed to his final resting place. We are wont to think of heroes on the battle field, in the storm or in the railroad wreck but here was a hero on the sick bed. For months he lay suffering the most excruciating pain, yet seldom complaining. Always cheerful to friends who called, even jovial, at times, thinking more of others than of himself. He was hopeful that he would recover from his fearful disease until near the last, this no doubt preserved him for many months. Straight-forward, honest, upright, public spirited, sympathetic and progressive, he was an ideal public citizen and loving husband. "None knew him but to love him." His friends were limited only by the number with whom he came in touch. The entire community mourns his death.

The funeral which occured at the house on Monday morning at 9 o'clock was an unusually large one. Rev. R. F. Morley officiated. A large number of grief stricken relatives and friends followed the remains to Rose Hill cemetery where they were interred. The many beautiful floral tributes which were received testify to the high esteem in which the deceased was held.

Card of Thanks

Mrs. John Meikle and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Meikle desire to express their heartfelt thanks to the many friends and relatives, also the societies that so kindly took part in the burial of their loved one. Especially do they wish to thank Rev. Morley, the choir of the Ivanhoe church and the pall bearers, and to express their gratitude for the many beautiful floral offerings.
 
Fort Hill Mr. Gleason called on friends at Avon Friday evening.

Miss Grayce Mullen and lady friend, of Wauconda, are spending a few days with Fort Hill relatives.

John Cleveland called on a lady friend at Fort Hill Wednesday evening.

Rollo and Delmer Townsend are sick with chicken pox at present writing.

Miss Alta Converse and Grayce Mullen were were Chicago visitors today.

Alta V. Converse and Miss Maybelle Mullen spent Sunday at Slocum Lake.

Mary Huson entertained the Jolly Rebels at her home Saturday afternoon. Those from a distance were Jennie Walton and Riese Huson. They all report a pleasant time.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
31 January 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Many wells that never have failed before have recently gone dry, in this vicinity.

Mrs. Redker, of Chicago, was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Mike Wirtz over Sunday.

Miss Luella Hershberger who teaches in the school at Rollins was unable to return to her work this week on account of a severe sore throat.

Miss Mary McArthur who spent the holiday season with her sister, Mrs. Rich of this place is now visiting another sister at Appleton, Wis., for the remainder of the winter.

Smallpox is prevalent in several near by towns. Persons who have not been successfully vaccinated within the past few years should attend to that matter now not only for their own protection but for the public good as well.

Rockefeller School Notes

The attendance is increasing. The cold wave did not have any effect on anyone.

Preparations are being made for a spelling match in the near future.
 
Diamond Lake Hired help is very scarce around here.

Mr. C. Tattler's hotel and saloon is nearly finished.

Henry Stelling is going to work the old Fred Smith farm now occupied by E. Wilcox.

Mrs. E. J. Weiskopf is the recipient of a fine present, in the shape of a new Baldwin piano.

Mrs. H. E. Feuerstein and daughter, of Chicago, is visiting at H. Feuerstein's and E. J. Weiskopf's.
 
Ivanhoe L. H. Bryant has a hard cold.

Ivanhoe School Notes

Those neither absent nor tardy the past month were:

Ada Kuebker, Raymond Payne, Bertie Chamberlain, Emma Kuebker, Dora Dorfler, Roy Chamberlain and Etta Grabbe.

Not absent but tardy:
Daisy Van Plew and Mortie Fosket.

Two weeks ago the Success Club divided into parties and held a spirited election. There were three parties, the two principal ones being the Success and Improvement parties. The candidates of the Success party were victorious and last Friday the successful candidates were inaugurated. The new offers are:
Pres., Willie Kuebker; Vice Pres., Harry Fosker; Sec'y. Etta Grabbe; Treas., Ada Kuebker.
The president delivered a very interesting and inspiring inaugural address. The other officers also told what they would like to see done during the administration.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
7 February 1902
100 Years Ago
Front Page The Spellin' Skewl

The Rockefeller school will present a "great take-off on the country school of ye olden times," entitled "The Spellin Skewl" Friday evening, Feb. 7, and there will be laughs to spare for those who take it in. Here is the cast:
 
Character Performer
Ebenizer Farrel, Teacher as it were Theodore Swan
Patsy Bolivar, A bad boy Otto King
Groany Muggins, The best speller in school Philip Ames
Sleepy Jim, The boy who forgets Bernard Swan
Bub Jones, Sis' little brother John Rouse
Pinkey Smith, The best boy in school Paul Ray
Barney Dacey, An Irish laddy Frank Vickery
Kittie Clover, An admirer of Patsy Madge Proctor
Toot Smith, The adventuress Mabel Butterfield
Sally Water, Who know things Eva Rouse
Mary Malong, A deep thinker Anna Bader
Samantha Brown, Idol of the hour Emma Meyer
Sis Jones, Bub's protector Cora Thomas
Rockefeller S. A. Cramer has sold his residence on the east side to R.C. Coudery.

Mrs. Grace Shaddle, nee Norton, of Iowa, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Irving Payne, and old friends in this vicinity.

When the electric railroad is finished to Libertyville, it will be but a short time until it will be extended to the twin cities of Rockefeller and Ivanhoe.

Principal Hodge and assistant, Miss Ray and Miss Eliza McBride and several others from here attended the McIlrath lecture at Libertyvlle Friday night. All speak in highest terms of the lecture.

Considerable excitement was manifested here Sunday morning when it became known that during the night burglars had entered the depot and blown open the safe in the ticket office. The vandals gained but little for their troubles, as nothing of value was missed. The safe and window glass were a total wreck, however.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. Nemery is here taking care of her son who is sick with pneumonia.

Mr. Henry Grabbe is on the sick list and at present writing is threatened with pneumonia.

The telephone which has recently been installed in Mrs. Bensinger's store is a great addition to the town and is receiving a great amount of patronage as is proven by the fact that is requires attention nearly all of the time.

A letter received from Byron Smith, Augusta, Oklahoma, says his nine year old son Lester died on January 24.

A great many of the men are now observing the annual wood sawing time and Mr. Asa Joice is kept busy most of the time.

Mrs. John Meikle has put in an application for the post-office which she has so efficiently handled since the death of her husband.

Mr. L. F. Jeanmene is quite sick with pneumonia. His mother came out from Waukegan to care for him and Dr. Taylor is the attending physician. The anxiety manifested last Sunday as to his condition shows the high esteem in which he is held in this place.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
14 February 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller C. M. Fosket unloaded a car of coal at this station last week, to be used in his Ivanhoe creamery.

Mrs. Geo. Harden, of the Harden Hotel, who has been quite sick for the past two weeks, is now slowly recovering.

Ira Doolittle has resumed his studies at a business college in Chicago.

W. R. Benedict, of Ogema, Wis., land agent of Wisconsin Central Railroad, was the guest of Station Agent W. L. Rich and family two days last week.
 
Ivanhoe We are glad to report L. F. Jeanmene on the road to recovery.

Mrs. Joice has been suffering with an attack of Quinsy for the past few days.

Mr. Henry Van Plew and brother John, of Kansas, started for this county last Tuesday.

Mr. Clayton Dean, who for the past two years has been prospecting in the gold regions of Alaska, returned home last Friday.

We have just been informed of the death of Miss Edith Wagner who died last Monday at one o'clock a.m. of that dreaded disease, 'consumption.' She has been sick for about a year but was not considered in a critical condition until a few weeks ago. This is the third time this family has been called to mourn the loss of a child within a very few years. We extend to the family our deepest sympathy in this dark hour of sorrow.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
21 February 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Tax Collector Meredith will be at Rockefeller Wednesday of next week, where taxes may be paid.

Miss Anna May Cronkhite visited her brother Frank and other friends at Beloit, Wis., over Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. John Rhoder, of Chicago, visited with Mrs. Rhoder's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Knigge, over Sunday.

Mrs. Emma Herschberger, of Chicago, visited at the home of her brother, Will Knigge, Monday.

Eddie Brodhead, of Pullman, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Benj. Brodhead last Sunday.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. Duddles is recovering from an attack of pleurisy.

A number of young people has a good time celebrating Raymond Payne's eleventh birthday on Wednesday afternoon.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
28 February 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Jessie Lill came from Chicago Monday to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Rouse, at the old homestead.

John Albrecht is at the Baptist hospital in Chicago, where he has undergone quite a serious operation. His many friends here hope for his speedy recovery.

One of the most enjoyable social events of the season was the party held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Knigge Monday evening, in honor of their fifth anniversary of their marriage. About forty of their friends and neighbors were present, and a jollier or happier crowd is seldom seen. With games and music, jokes and laughter, the time slipped away all to fast. A bountiful luncheon was served, to which all present did ample justice. Among the 'flowers' displayed, the 'pansy' and 'tulip' caused the greatest enjoyment. Messrs. Rouse and Cramer were champions in the potato race, and Mr. Cronkhite came out ahead on doughnuts. At a late hour the guests repaired to their homes, all feeling that they had passed a most enjoyable evening, the one universal regret being that Messrs. and Mesdames Cramer and Knigge are so soon to go from our midst to their new homes in Wisconsin.
 
Ivanhoe
Mr. and Mrs. Glass are in a very poor state of health as they are confined to the bed more or less of the time.

Mr. Ted Boyce and fmaily have moved from Wadsworth to their new home on what is known as the Eber Smith farm one mile west of town.
 
Ivanhoe School Notes Robbie Fosket and Lola Smith are compelled to remain out of school on account of sickness.

School re-opened Monday. Everyone was refreshed, enthusiastic and ready for work after the three week's vacation.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
7 March 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Fred Hapke has moved his barber shop into the Knigge building.

Fred Myers moved his family to a farm near Barrington one day last week.

Chris Hapke and family have moved from the Central Hotel into the rooms vacated by Fred Myers.

Mr. and Mrs. Newton, formerly of Waukegan, are moving into the Beasley house on Maple Ave., where they will reside in the future.

Ira Doolittle and Aruthru Berghorn came up from Chicago to spend Sunday at home.
 
Rockefeller School Notes People who say that the Illinois Pupil's Reading Circle books are trashy novels and fairy tales simply don't know what they are talking about. You can't expect a child to become interested in some heavy book too dry for grown people even to read. A glance at the titles, remembering who selected them is enough arguement in answer to "trashy novels." Take the "Making of Illinois" and "Sidelights on American History;" here are splendid books to help them in their history work in school.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Anna Dagee who has been in the employ of Mrs. Meikle for the past few months returned to her home in Arlington Heights last Saturday.

Charlie Smith, eldest son of Mr. Bryon Smith formerly of this place and latterly of Oklahoma arrived here last Thursday where he intends to spend the coming summer.

At last the drought has been broked and nearly everyone has plenty of water once more.

Mr. Henry Van Plew returned home from England last Thursday. During their passage across the Atlantic ocean their steamer encountered a severe storm and for awhile all on board expected to sink to the bottom of the sea. Mr. Van Plwe says that the United States is good enought for him.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
March 14, 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller B. Thomas, telegraph operator at Junction City, Wis., spent Sunday with his people here.

Mrs. Weenink and youngest daughter of Diamond Lake came home from Chicago on Monday.

Benjamin Broadhead, Jr., and wife of Pullman visited over Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Benjiman Broadhead, Sr., of this place.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Payne were called to Grayslake last Friday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Payne's mother, Mrs. Buttrick.

L. H. Knigge, of McHenry, and his sister, Mrs. Heideman, of Elmhurst, visisted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Knigge one day last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Irving Payne came from Chicago last Friday to attend the funeral of Mr. Payne's grandmother at Grayslake. They stopped here over Sunday.
 
Ivanhoe Mr. Ed Connelly a former resident of this place was here last Sunday shaking hands with old friends.

Mrs. Van Plew who was mentioned last week as on the sick list has undergone a very critical operation, but we are glad to report her on the road to recovery.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ritta and Mrs. Joice were Chicago visitors Monday of last week.
 
Fremont Centre Ed Bowman has moved on to the old Payne place.

Mrs. Geo. Trant and daughter spent last Saturday in Libertyville.

Mrs. Matthew Lang spent a couple of days last week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick. Mrs. Jacob Frederick went to the city last Saturday to spend a few days with her daughter Mrs. Matthew Lang.

Leo Deindelion returned home from the city last Monday after spending a few weeks with his sister Mrs. Mathew Faetz.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
21 March 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Edgar J. Hodge, of Sinclairville, N.Y., is here visiting his brother John Hodge, principal of the Rockefeller school.

Mrs. Stone, of Chicago, visited her sister Mrs. Anna Lathrop over Sunday.

Mrs. Anderson, of Glen View, mother of Rev. F. R. Anderson who has been very sick at the parsonage here for the past few weeks is now slowly recovering.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Wilcox started Monday night for Spokane, Washington, where they will make their home in the future. These young people leave many friends in this vicinity who regret to see them go.

Mr. James VanPlew, of Wheaton and Mr. John VanPlew, of Kansas, who in company with their brother Mr. Henry VanPlew, of Ivanhoe, have recently returned from a winter's visit to England, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Porteious the fore part of this week.

The extreme high wind and cold wave that swept over this part of the country last Sunday and Sunday night made the bright spring days of the past two weeks seem like an "iridescent dream."
 
Ivanhoe Clifford Payne, formerly of this place and now of Glidden, Iowa, has just successfully undergone a surgical operation.

We notice no one in our little burg wore the emblem of St. Patrick's day last Monday. We presume 'twas due to the fact that we are naturally 'green' and didn't desire to make ourselves conspicuous to strangers.

The township caucus passed off comparatively very quiet as there was not a great deal of opposition. The following are the nominees for office:

Supervisor - H. C. W. Meyer
Clerk - F. S. Dolph
Assessor - G. M. Trant
Collector - Frank Dietz
Commissioner of Highwasy - Fred Voelker
School Trustee - Chas. Beckwith
School Trustee - Ira Smith
Constable - Herbert Davis

 
Ivanhoe School Notes The neither absent or tardy list of the month ending March 7th is:

Ada Kuebker, Raymond Payne, Mortie Fosket, Bertha Kuebker, Emma Kuebker, Roy Chamberlain.

Ruth Wells has been absent from school the past two weeks on account of illness. She has improved so as to be out of doors again. Daisy VanPlew is out of school because of the sickness of her mother. It is to be hoped that they will soon be in school again as they form the chief strength of the musical element of the school.

The Success Party "won out" at the Success Club election of Friday March 7th electing the following officers:
Pres. - Harry Fosket
Vice Pres. - Carl Dorfler
Sec. - Ada Kuebker
Treas. - Etta Grabbe
The Improvement Party candidates were:
Pres. - Dean Wells
Vice Pres. - Roy Chamberlain
Sec. - Daisy VanPlew
Treas. - Opal Smith
The ratio of the vote was about 2 to 1. Party lines were closely adhered to. The new officers were inaugrated at the "union" meeting on last Friday.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
28 March 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Geo. H. Royce, of Chicago, was the guest of his uncle, Mr. Newton, over Sunday.

Messrs. Cramer and Knigge are loading their car today (Wednesday), preparatory to their moving to Wisconsin in the near future.

Little Violet Porteious had the misforturne to fall and severly sprain her wrist. It will doubtless be a long lasting and painful injury.

Mr. George Nichols, who was a visitor at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Holcomb over Sunday, returned to his home at Esterville, Iowa on Monday. He was accompanied by Mrs. Nichols, who has been here and in Chicago for the past three months striving to regain her health. Mrs. Holcomb's mother, Mrs. Carson, of Wisconsin, is also a visitor at the Holcomb residence.

Special Easter service at the church next Sunday morning.
 
Easter Program
Remarks Rev. Anderson
Recitation Dorthory Holcomb
Solo Cora Thomas
Recitation...
'The Message of the Easter Bells'
Arthur Hapke
Recitation George Lathrop
Song - 'The Mighty Victor' by Nine Girls
Recitation - 'Easter Bells' Ida Cushman
Exercise by Seven Girls
Recitation Bessie McBride
Duet
'Beautiful Story of Easter'
Agnes and Edna Broadhead
Recitation Glenn Knigge
Exercise by Nine Girls
Song - 'Praise Him' by Nine Girls
Recitation
'Brightness and Gladness'
Gertrude Hapke
Recitation - 'Easter Lilies' Nina Rouse
Choir  
Ivanhoe Mrs. Brainerd and son George spent last Saturday in Chicago.

Miss Susie Payne spent a few days visiting friends in Waukegan and Lake Forest last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Lusk formerly of this place and latterly of Rockefeller have purchased a residence at Diamond Lake and will move there immediately.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
4 April 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller F. D. Shaddle and wife, of Ford River, Mich., are at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Cronkhite for a visit.

Mrs. Bock's mother and sister have moved into the Berghorn building where they will reside in the future.

Mrs. W. L. Rich and Master Donald were at Waupaca, Wis., visiting relatives and friends for a few days last week.

Mrs. VanPlew, of Wheaton, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Snyder and her sister, Mrs. Porteious a few days this week.

Mrs. Joe Feise and child, of South Chicago, are at the home of her father-in-law in this village, where they expect to spend the summer months.

Mrs. Wm. Vickery is at a hospital in Chicago where she has undergone a very serious and painful operation. Her many friends here will be pleased to know that she is doing as well as could be expected under the circumstances.

Mr. Henry Burdick has brought the Beasely place on Maple Ave., and will occupy it as a residence at once. This neccessitates Mr. and Mrs. Newton who have occupied the property for a short time moving again. We understand they will go to Libertyville to live.

Miss Florence Lathrop who in company with several other children was taking a ride on a farm wagon last Saturday in some way lost her balance and fell to the ground, the wheel of an empty wagon that was hitched behind passing directly over her head, producing a somewhat serious and painful contusion. It is thought, however, that no lasting results will follow the injury.

Messrs. Cramer and Knigge started with their cars on Thursday for Central Wisconsin, where they have purchased farms, their families following them on last Monday. These people leave a host of warm friends and neighbors behind them who wish them every success in their new homes.
 
Ivanhoe Mr. Ernest Beckk who has been attending school at Wheaton is enjoying a few days vacation.

Mrs. Eunice Munson nee Ames, formerly of this place and latterly of Brazil, Indiana, is spending a few days with her folks.

Mrs. S. E. Payne, of Grand Haven, Mich., is here visiting with her grand-daughters, Mrs. A. L. Ritta and Miss Minnie Snyder.

Ivanhoe School Notes

At last Friday's business meeting of the Success Club each grade elected officers as follows:

Eighth (class of 1902), Pres., Ada Kuebker.

Seventh (class of 1903), Pres., Carl Dorfler;
Sec., Ruth Wells

Fifth (class of 1905), Pres., Mortie Fosket;
Sec., Bertha Knebker

Fourth (class of 1906), Pres., Lizzie Kuebker;
Sec., Lizzie Wagner

Third (class of 1907), Pres., Charley Dolph,
Secy., Bertie Chamberlain

Second (class of 1908), Pres., Emma Chamberlain,
Secy., Mamie Wirtz

First (class of 1909), Pres., Mikey Wirtz;
Sec., Dwight Dolph

Raymond Payne, the newly elected treasurer delivered his inaugral address and delegates were selected to visit the Grayslake Success Club.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
11 April 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. and Mrs. Newton moved to Libertyville last Saturday.

Mrs. Bock, who has been quite sick for the past few weeks, is now slowly improving.

M. D. Strong, of Jamestown, N.Y., is visiting his friend John Hodge, our genial school principal.

The funeral services of old Mr. Zersen were held at the German Lutheran church in Fairfield on Tuesday. We understand the obsequies were delayed for one day to await the arrival of a son, Rev. Zersen from South Dakota.

Mr. and Mrs. James Wilson who recently returned from Hot Springs, Ark., where they went for Mrs. Wilson's health, after visiting a week with her parents at Hotel Harden returned to their home in Austin on Monday. Mrs. Wilson's many friends in this vicinity will be glad to hear that she was much benefitted by her trip west.
 
Diamond Lake Mrs. H. E. Blows, of Anamosa, Ia. is expected to visit with Mrs. H. Blows soon.

Mrs. Geo. Ost has returned to the city, where she is staying with her daughter.

Several of the Eastern Stars from here attended the funeral of Mrs. F. P. Dymond at Libertyville on Tuesday.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
18 April 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. Elsworth Wilcox started for Seattle Washington on Wednesday of last week.

Dr. Orie M. Grover has opened an office in the Butler building at Libertyville where she may be consulted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. She will be at her home in Rockefeller the remainder of the time.

Mrs. J. E. Holcomb returned from a visit to her old home at Boscobel Wis., last Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Shaddel are visiting at his old home at Palatine this week.

Several mild cases of scarlet fever have broken out here during the past week. Among the victims was little Jesse Anderson which prevented his father Rev. F. R. Anderson from filling his pulpit again last Sunday.
 
Ivanhoe Charlie Dolph and Bertie Chamberlain of the third grade have been promoted to fourth grade in reading.

Mata Wismer was out of school a number of days last week on account of a bad cold. Dwight Dolph is still out for the same reason.

These pupils were neither absent nor tardy during a period of three months, and received certificates of award from the county superintendent:

> Ada Kuebker, Roy Chamberlain, Raymond Payne, Lizzie Kuebker and Emma Kuebker.

These certificates are very neat and well worth striving for. Some that have been secured in the district have been highly enough prized by their recipients to have them framed.
 
Fort Hill Fred Deithorn visited at Fox Lake Sunday.

Lena Dutzler was visiting at Wauconda last Saturday.
 
Fremont Centre Mrs. Geo. Trunt and son Mike spent a couple of days last week in the city.

Miss Gertrude Sullivan returned from Waukegan last Sunday after spending two weeks with her paretns there.

Last Tuesday occurred the marriage of Miss Cora Wagner to Mr. Frank Nicholas Galster at the Fremont Centre Catholic church.

Albert Grohse moved from Libertyville, on the Adam Behm place one day last week.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
25 April 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Police Justice Paul MacGuffin, of Libertyville, was seen on our streets last Sunday morning.

The town board of the town of Fremont held a special meeting last Thursday at the office of Dr. D. R. Grover and steps were taked to place a quarantine on those places where scarlet fever prevailed. Dr. Grover was appointed health officer for the township.

J. J. Rouse was re-elected as member of the school board without a dissenting vote.
 
The first forty-seven pages of Gardiner's Form of Prose Literature were discussed at the teachers' meeting which was held at the school building last Saturday. The author believes that to be able to interest other people in ones own thoughts and feelings, actual works of literature are the models and examples to keep in mind. Rules in English composition are necessary but one must study literature. The following teachers were present: Misses, Ray, Maxham, Flath, Mary Decker, Smith, Coudrey, Simson, Rena Decker, Michell; Messrs. Hodge, Jeanmene and Will Decker.

The next meeting will be held at Grayslake Saturday, May 10.
 
Ivanhoe Will Putnam's little boy has been quite sick.

Geo. Brainerd has severed his engagement with the measels.

Miss Mary McConoty is home from Chicago where she has been receiving medical treatment.

Rev. Alexander preaches his last sermon next Sunday evening, before leaving for a four months sojourn at his old home in Canada.

Harry Fosket has purchased a fine new bicycle.

At the school election on last Saturday night, Carl Dorfler was re-elected school director. Mr. Dorfler has served the Ivanhoe school long and faithfully, having been in his present office for about twenty-three years. We wonder if there is any other director in Lake County who has served for so long a period.
 
Diamond Lake The next meeting of the Diamond Lake Cemetery Association will be held with Mrs. W. D. Griffith, Thursday, May 1st at two o'clock.

School meeting was held in the school house last Saturday night. C. L. Hokemeyer was elected director to succeed Geo. A. Ost, whose term expired.
 
Fremont Centre Ed. Luby, of Bonfield, Ill., is visiting with his brother Mike Luby.

Miss M. J. Traut who has been visiting with her mother for the past week returned to the city last Friday.

Daniel Fitzgerald, of Chicago, who has been visiting with relatives here the past week returned to the city last Monday.

Miss Gertrude Shober is home for few weeks vacation.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
2 May 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. H. C. W. Myers is rapidly recovering from an attack of inflammatory rheumatism.

Mrs. J. A. Nelson came from Chicago on Wednesday to visit her brother, Dr. D.R. Grover and family.

Mr. John Knigge and family are once more residents of Rockefeller having moved here from River View one day last week.

But three weeks remain in which to act in forwarding money to the McKinley monument fund.

The members of the school board met and organized last Friday night, choosing W. H. Skinner elected in 1901, president, and J.J. Rouse elected in 1902, secretary.

Master Edward Fisher, Miss Sarah Cameron and Ethel West, of Chicago, are the guests of their young friends John an dDorothy Holcomb this week.

The following program was rendered Arbor Day Friday afternoon April 25, after which four trees were planted and named William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, Afred Bayliss and W. M. Marvin:
 
Item Performer(s)
Song - "The Old School Book School
Reading of the Governor's Proclamation Miss Ray
Scripture Reading Mr. Hodge  
Song - "We Love the Trees" School
Reading - "A Day in June" Eva Rouse
Recitation - "The Kingship of the Trees" Seven Girls
Song - "America" School
Recitation - "Plant Fruit Trees" Leroy Knigge
Recitation - "The Brave Old Oak" Minnie Rouse
Recitation - "We Thank Thee" Ida Bilinski
Quotations Glenn Knigge, Arthur Hapke, Ruth Cushman
Recitation - "On Grandpa's Farm" Emma Voelker
Song - "Happy Greeting to All" School
Ivanhoe Mr. Meikle, of Champaign, was Mrs. Meikle's guest several days this week.

Mrs. Meikle is entertaining her sister Miss Gildameister and Miss Ballows, of Chicago.

Last Thursday was Bert Lusk's birthday. Bert stayed at his post, however, just as though it was an ordinary day.

At the Republican primaries of last Friday, E. G. Payne, M. C. Wirtz, Geo. Traut, Wm. Skinner and H. C. W. Meyer were selected as delegates to the county convention.
 
Diamond Lake Mrs. H. Woltman is spending a few days with relatives at Gilmer.

Miss Annie Whitney has left the employ of Mrs. H. C. Ost. Miss Minnie Tonny takes her place.

The March dividend of our factory was for butter only, as the directors ordered no cheese made.

Geo. W. Mitchell and Mrs. Geo. Ost, Sr., went to Palatine Thursday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Stroker.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rouse and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Mitchell will attend a Chicago theatre this evening.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
9 May 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller While R. F. Rouse and his clerk Mr. Thomas were engaged in removing ice from the ice house during one of the recent thunder storms the lightning struck a near by tree causing a shock of sufficient force to knock both men to the ground. While the shock was severe for an instant neither of the gentlemen seem any the worse for the undesirable experience but both declare they do not care to try it over again. Altogether it was a very fortunate escape.

The primary grades include the first and second years. Those who will enter the intermediate division next term are Arthur Hapke, Glenn Knigge, Dorothy Holcomb and Ethel McBride.

At the commencement exercises to be held Saturday evening June 7th, those who received eighth grade diplomas last year (which came too late for exercises then) will take part. This makes a class of fourteen members. As a two years high school course is attempted a diploma will be granted those whose work, deportment and attendance have been of such a nature as to warrant the giving of a diploma in 1903. The granting of this diploma rests with the teachers and board.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. Arthur Payne is much improved in health.

Rev. Alexander filled the pulpit last Sunday for the last time before his return to his Canadian home.

Roy Chamberlain was the winner in the recent "photograph" contest, inaugerated to see who could bring in the most photographs for the school album.

The following pupils were neither absent nor tardy during the month ending May 5th:
Ada Kuebker, Raymond Payne, Bertie Chamberlain, Dora Dorfler, Emma Chamberlain, Lilzzie Kuebker, Bertha Kuebker, Mortie Fosket and Emma Kuebker.
This is one of the best lists of the year. But we are going to try to better it next month.

At the "Former Pupil" program last Friday afternoon a number of letters were read from former pupils and teachers. These were very interesting and inspiring. Miss Cronkhite of Rockefeller favored us with several piano solos which were greatly appreciated. Mis Theo. Smith read a tribute to the memory of the late Mr. E. J. Sabin who did such noble, upbuilding work as a teacher here. Otis Smith made a short talk. A number of letters have been received since Friday, these will be read Friday, May 16th.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
16 May 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Wm. Broxam, of Kansas, is thte guest of his friends the Rouse families, of Rockefeller.

F. B. Shaddle left Tuesday for a trip to St. Paul, Minneapolis, and perhaps further west.

Mr. John Hodge, principal of the Rockefeller school, received a telegram from his home near Jamestown, N.Y., on last Monday, telling him of the serious illness of his mother who was said to be dying there. Mr. Hodge closed the school Tuesday morning for one week and took the noon train for the east. He carries with him the sympathy of his many friends and pupils here and it is hoped he will find things more favorable on his arrival at home than he expects.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Sarah McConoty is quite low.

Henry Luebbe was sick with a bad cold several days last week.

Byron Smith, formerly of this place, but who has been in Oklahoma for several years, has returned to Lake County and is living in Waukegan.

At the recent election of Sunday school officers, the following were elected:
Supt., Mrs. H. D. Wells; Asst. Supt., Richard Duddles; Secretary, Pearl Smith; Treas., Roy Hecketsweiler; Librarian, Daisy Van Plew; Organist, Annie Van Plew.

The school work for the year is being rounded up. Final examination and other interesting events in sight.
 
Diamond Lake Mrs. H. P. Bartlett has summer boarders.

Geo. A. Ost has purchased a fine span of Shetland ponies.

Miss Jennie Coon, who has been spending a few days at home, has returned to Elgin.

Our blacksmith, Wm. Einsman, who was hurt while shoeing a horse, received $15 accident insurance from the Woodmen Accident Insurance Company of Lincoln, Neb.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
30 May 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller W. E. Vanpatten, of Antioch has opened a barber shop in the Knigge building. Get a hair cut!

Mrs. Emma Hershberger came up from Chicago on Saturday last to visit with friends and relatives for a few days.

Mrs. Handag came from Libertyville one day last week where she had been engaged in the capacity of nurse for the past four weeks.

Principal John Hodge returned from New York last Friday where he went to attend the funeral of his mother, who died on the 19th inst. School is in session again as usual.

While Dr. Grover was unloading a trunk from his buggy at the depot Tuesday evening, his horse became frightened and ran away, leading a merry chase through the various streets and finally bringing up at home in a trot, not however until he had drawn the buggy the full length of a neighbor's garden and back again, which is the part of the affair the doctor most regrets, otherwise no damage was done. Moral, get a dray to move your trunks.
 
Diamond Lake Mrs. Jennie Solinar is visiting with Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Ost.

Last Tuesday evening Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Ost were tendered a surprise party in honor of their sixth wedding anniversary. About forty were present and it is needless to say a general good time was enjoyed.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
6 June 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Many of our people attended the Memorial Day exercises at Ivanhoe last Friday.

Mrs. Munn and Mrs. Farnsworth, of Chicago, are the guests of the latter's sister Mrs. Chamberlain this week.

Miss Lotta McBride came from Chicago Heights where she is engaged in teaching to visit with her people here.

J. H. Cronkhite started on a business and pleasure trip to Colorado on Wednesday last. He expects to visit his brother there and spend several weeks in that state before his return. Bon voyage.

That broad and beaming smile you see on the face of Rev. F. R. Anderson these days is not because of a rise in the price of garlic but because a bouncing new baby boy came to his home last Tuesday morning. All are doing well.

Annual school picnic is Well's grove June 19. Two games of base ball have been arranged.
 
Ivanhoe Born to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wisner, a son.

Miss Alice Payne is home for the summer. She has finished her school work in Boswell, Ind., and next year will have a position in Gas City, Ind.

Miss Ada Kuebker ahs been placed in nomination by our Success Club, for the office of national school secretary of the league of Success Clubs. A campaign committee has been appointed and everything will be done to secure her election.

The following pupils led in their respective grades in the semi-annual examination held in March:

Eighth, C. Dean Wells
Seventh, Carl Dorfler
Fifth, Lola Smith
Fourth, Lizzie Kuebker
Third, Bertie Chamberlain
Second, Emma Kuebker
First, Bennie Wagner

We have delayed sendning in this list. The final examinations are now on, and the pupils are quite interested as to who will be the leaders this time. These will be announced in a week or two. Keep this list and compare.
 
Fremont Centre Andrew Wagner and wife visited at Rollins last Sunday.

Adam Titus is putting down a tubular well for jacob Frederick.

Joseph Bhear, of Chicago, is spending a few days with his sister, Mrs. John Frederick.

Mr. Valentine Trant, of Grant County, Wis., is spending a few weeks with his mother and brother Mr. G. M. Trant.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
13 June 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Grace Shaddle has charge of her father's books and office during his absence in Colorado.

Mr. and Mrs. Reed, of Glenview, came up Monday to visit their daughter, Mrs. F. R. Anderson and to see their new grandson.

At the last meeting of the school board Mr. John Hodge as principal and Miss Wisner, of Libertyville, as assistant were hired for the next year.

A new name has been adopted for the school which hereafter will be known as the Rockefeller Union School.

The date of the school picnic has been changed to Friday, June 20. Two base ball games have been arranged. In the forenoon the junior team will play the Grayslakes and in the afternoon the annual game between the school team and residents of Rockefeller. Last year the town team won by a score of 9 to 13. The line up follows:
 
School Team Position Res'd'ts Rockefeller
Ralph Rouse ss Theodore Swan
Frank Vickery c A. J. King
Otto King p Wm. Vickery
Bernard Swan rf Frank Thomas
Philip Ames cf Harry Bader
Park Allanson lf Harry Winfield
Paul Ray 1b Ray Wells
Paul Allanson 2b Chris Hapke
Will Ray 3b Will Knigge
Ivanhoe Frank Dorfler is very low at present.

Reports in the Chicago papers on Monday of this week, would indicate that the electric road will not pass through Ivanhoe. This, if true, will be a keen disappointment to those who have been expecting it.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
20 June 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. W. D. Porteious and her mother, Mrs. Snyder visited friends at Wheaton a few days the past week.

Miss Jessie Reed, of Glenview, is visiting her sister Mrs. F. R. Anderson and incidently acting the part of nurse.

This is commencement week at our public school and much interest is manifested in the exercises and picnic which will take place on Thursday and Friday. Rev. F. R. Anderson will deliver the baccalaureate sermon at 10:30 Sunday morning.

A cloud of gloom and sorrow was cast over this entire community last Sunday when the news of the accidental drowning of Jacob Bader near Libertyville reached here. "Jake" as he was familiarly called by everyone was raised in this vicinity from childhood, and was well known and highly esteemed by all his associates. He is spoken of by those for whom he has worked as a sober, industrious young man who was not afraid of an honest day's work. The funeral was held at the Congregational church on Monday afternoon, Ref. F. R. Anderson officiating and was attended by a large concourse of people and he was laid at rest in the beautiful little cemetery at Ivanhoe. The widowed mother and the brothers and sister who are left to mourn have the earnest sympathy of the entire community in the great affliction that has fallen upon them.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. John Snyder continues seriously low.

Mrs. Osgood, of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., and a former resident of Ivanhoe is visiting friends here.

Miss Lillian Payne who has been teaching during the past year near Sterling returns home on Monday.

On last Thursday occurred the death of Frank Dorfler. Mr. Dorfler had been ill for months, being afflicted with the dread disease consumption. He was very popular and highly esteemed young man and the sympathy of all goes out to the bereaved family and sorrowing friends. The funeral services were held in the Fremont Centeer Catholic church Saturday forenoon at 10 o'clock.

School picnic today at Druces Lake.

Mr. F. N. Gaggin, former teacher here is announced candidate for the Republican nomination for county superintendent of schools.

Dwight Dolph had a 100% paper in the final examiniation in first grade arithmetic. The second perfect examination paper this year.

Roy Chamberlain, Raymond Payne, Mortie Fosket, Bertha Kuebker, Bertie Chamberlain, Emma Kuebker and Dora Dorfler composed the perfect punctuality and attendance list for the month ending June 4th.
 
West Fremont We are glad to report Mrs. Ernest Lohman rapidly gaining. Miss Emma Welsh is finishing teaching the Murray school, as Mr. Torrance has resigned his position as teacher.
 
Diamond Lake Children's Day services at the church next Sunday.

Blanche Mitchell, of Half Day, is visiting her cousin, Carl Ray.

Mrs. Maxham and daughter, Stella, have gone to Vermont for a two week visit.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
27 June 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Frank Thomas went to Junction City, Wis., last Monday to visit her son L. B. Thomas who is telegraph operator at that place.

A new enterprise has been established here in the form of a cigar factory. Fitzgerald & Cameron have moved their factory No. 1209 of the fist district of Illinois from Chicago and have located in the Knigge building. They bring with them fifteen people who are at work now and it is said this force will be largely augmented in the near future until not less than fifty people shall be employed. The securing of this factory is a great victory for those enterprsing business men who have taken hold with a will and given of their means to secure this enterprise for Rockefeller, which means a large per cent of increase in our population and a much wider business relation with the outside world than the town has hitherto enjoyed. Mr. Cameron is quite well known to our people as an enterprising reliable citizen while Mr. Fitzgerald comes highly recommended as a thoroughly practical business man. Our citizens will give these people a cordial welcome and now that we have started to grow let the neighboring towns look to their laurels if they do not want to be outgrown.

Last week was "school week" in this village in very earnest, beginning with the closing exercises on Thursday afternoon in the Chapel, the younger pupils nearly all taking part and all doing well. The interest of the event culminated on the evening of that day when the church was packed to the doors to listen to the program carrie dout by the graduating class. All the participants acquited themselves in an able manner showing the careful discipline of mind and matter they had received during the years of the course. The musical features of the evening were well received. The Fisk Quartette was present and rendered several selection in a way to be repeatedly called back by the audience. Miss Anna Cronkhite presided at the piano and Miss Cora Thomas rendered two solos that were well received. The duet sung by Agnes and Edna Broadhead two of the younger pupils was heartily applauded. Mr. John Hodge, principal, presided while Miss Ruth Ray, assistant, occupied a seat on the rostrum. These teachers could but feel a sense of pride and satisfaction in the excellent work accomplished by them. Diplomas were awarded to the following pupils:
 
Graduates
Paul Ray Chas. Proctor
Frank Vickery Hester Bilinski
Ralph Rouse John Rouse
Harry Decker Otto King
Bernard Swan Will Ray
Emma Meyers Philip Ames
Cora Thomas Edwin Cook
Anna Bader  
Principal Hodge Marries A happy event in social circles this week was the marriage of Miss Ruth Ray, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Ray, of Diamond Lake, to Mr. John Hodge, of St. Clairville, New York, which occurred at the home of the bride's parents on Wednesday at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. F. R. Anderson officiating. Mr. Hodge has been principal of our school for two years past and the esteem in which he is held in the community is evidenced by the fact that he had been engaged by the school board to fill the same position for another year. He is a young man of marked ability in his chosen calling and commands the confidence and respect of all our people.
Miss Ray has always resided in this community and has a wide circle of relatives and friends. She is a young lady of many accomplishments. For the past year she has successfully filled the position of assistant principal of Rockefeller School and has made a very satisfactory record as a teacher. Thus the marriage of these two young people becomes a happy climax to the school events of the past week, as chronicled above.
We understand the happy couple will soon go to the home of the groom in New York and other eastern points where they will spend their honeymoon, returning at the end of summer vacation in time for Mr. Hodge to resume his school work early in September. Hearty congratulations are extended to them by all their many friends.
 
West Fremont Chris Hapke's new house is receiving a coat of paint.

James Brown visited relatives in at East Fox Lake Sunday.

Chas. Thomas, Henry Kern and wife of Libertyville, visited relatives here Monday.

The West Fremont creamery looks very much improved on the inside, as it has a new coat of whitewash.
 
Fremont Center Joe Dorfler was a Fremont caller last Sunday evening.

Miss Rose Frederick attended the dance at Grayslake last Saturday evening June 14.

Mrs. Mike Luby went to Milwaukee last Tuesday to spend a few weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raasch.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
4 July 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Master Lane Thomas is spending a part of his vacation with his grandmother at Waukegan.

Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Grover, of Chicago, are spending the fourth of July with their parents the Doctors Grover.

Mrs. Sabrina Kublank accompanied by Gertie and Ray Hapka and Emma Gossel, her grandchildren, visited friend at Kensington over Sunday.

Born, June 30, 1902, to Mr. and Mrs. Chris Hapka, a son. Mother and child are doing well and Chris is happy. He has probably engaged the entire output of the cigar factory for the next ten days.
 
Diamond Lake Mrs. Frank Ray, of Terra Haute, Ind., is spending a few weeks with relatives here.

Mr. and Mrs. John Hodge departed for Sinclairville, New York, Saturday morning.

There will be a dance at Diamond Lake Park, Friday night, July 4th. Music by Chicago orchestra. Remember that there is a fine large floor at the lake and all who come are sure to have a good time. Refreshments served on the grounds.
 
Committee
A. J. King Rockefeller
C. Tattler Diamond Lake
Merrill Young Libertyville
Floor Committee
Otto King Rockefeller
Park Bartlett Diamond Lake
Frank Herrington Libertyville
George Zimmer Long Grove
Clarence Doolittle Grayslake
West Fremont Jacob Frederick contemplates building a new house this summer.

Alvin Smith is in this vicinity tuning and cleaning organs and pianos. Alvin is a first class hand at such work.

One of the young ladies of these parts received a precious stone last Sunday afternoon, and after keeping her eyes on it all the afternoon and evening, tucked it away for the night. But Monday it was found that it had mysteriously disappeared. Now she wishes she had tied it to her apron strings.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
11 July 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller

Clayton Wheaton, of Chicago, is visiting his cousin, Eddie Cook, this week.

Mr. and Mrs. McNaughton, of Ford River, Mich., are visiting Mrs. Grace Shaddle this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Apple and children, of Chicago, visited the Berghorn residence on Saturday last.

Mr. and Mrs. H. Stone and young son drove up from Ravenswood last Thursday to spend the Fourth and stay over Sunday with Mrs. Stone's sister, Mrs. Anna Lathrop, and family.

Captain William Stuckle died in Chicago last Wednesday. When his son Fred arrived there Wednesday evening he found that his father had died at 10 o'clock that day. The remains were brought here Thursday evening and the funeral was held at the family residence Friday afternoon, Rev. F. R. Anderson officiating. Interment was at Ivanhoe. Mr. Stuckel was well known here in past years as a machinist and electrician. Lately he has been engaged in Chicago as a magnetic healer.
 
Ivanhoe Joe Wizmer has a new double surrey.

Mrs. E. M. Averill, of Sparta, Mich., is visiting her mother, Mrs. E. A. Dean.

Resolutions
Adopted by Ivanhoe Camp No. 1253 M.W. of A.
WHEREAS, Our Heavenly Father has seen fit to remove by death from our Woodman Forest another beloved, respected and worthy member of our camp, Frank C. Dorfler, therefore it is
RESOLVED, That by his death our camp has lost a most worthy and valuable member whose upright and manly life has won our lasting esteem and admiration,
RESOLVED, That the heartfelt sympathy of the members of the camp be conveyed to the sorrowing family of our deceased Neighbor committing them in this hour of their sorrow and bereavement to "Him who doeth all things well,"
RESOLVED, That a copy of these resolutions suitably engrossed and signed by the committee be conveyed to the family of our late beloved and highly respected Neighbor and that these resolutions be published in the county papers and also entered inthe records of Ivanhoe camp.
E. G. Payne, J. H. Aynsly, Henry Luebby, Committee
 
West Fremont Mr. Kinpfel's folks are entertaining Chicago visitors.

Mat Lange and wife were the guests of Jacob Frederick's last week.

Louie Heller and brother, from River View, made a short visit at E.G. Meyer's, their uncle, last Sunday.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
18 July 1902
100 Years Ago
Front Page Poison Her Means of Death

Mrs. Mary Gosswiller, of Rockefeller, Suffering Under Delusion Ends it All

When Fred Gosswiller, of Rockefeller, returned to his home from work at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening he found his wife reclining on a couch apparently sleeping. Receiving no response to his greeting he stepped to her side and what was his horror to find her dead. She was lying on her back, her left hand extended and the right hand over her heart, grasping a handkerchief. Dr. Grover found her thus when he arrived, in a perfectly natural position. He was of the opinion she had been dead two or three hours. No trace of poison could be found and is is impossible to determine absolutely, but is believed she took morphine.

A note was found in which Mrs. Gosswiller attributed her action to her belief that certain individuals were saying unkind things of her which were wholly unjustified. It was evident she had brooded over the matter for some time as evidenced by her husband's testimony before the Coroner's jury. He said:

"I last saw my wife alive at noon Tuesday. She seemed to be well at that time and had not complained of feeling ill of late. I have known my wife to be despondent. She has thought there were stories told about her, and this bothered her. I often found her crying when I came home. She wanted me to go from house to house to find out where these stories started. I always tried to pacify her, but she would seem indignant because I would not do as she requested, and would often say she wished she was dead. I never had any idea she would take her life. About a week ago was the last she mentioned her troubles. I never noticed that her mind was in any way effected. If there is or was poison in the house I know nothing of it."

Other witnesses simply told of being called in when the body was found, or having seen Mrs. Gosswiller about her place during the day. All testified that she appeared happy when last seen alive.

Despite every effort no poison of any kind or trace of it could be found. A small tumbler of jelly in which were some bread crumbs was on a table and Coroner Taylor took possession of it for analysis. Had it not been for the note left death would have been attributed to natural causes, as the end was to all appearances peaceful and without a struggle.

The Coroner's jury consisting of F. R. Anderson, foreman; J. H. Cronkhite, W. L. Berghorn, Chas. Tattler, F. S. Kern and E. Wilcox brought in the following verdict: "Death resulted from taking some drug, the nature of which is of which is unknown to the jury, with suicidal intent, apparently while suffering from temporary mental aberration.

Deceased was the daughter of the late Thomas Cooper, of Rockefeller, and related to a large number of highly respected and estimable people in central Lake County. No breath of suspicion was entertained against her character and the sad delusion under which she labored was one of those unexplainable mental peculiarities which induce exagerated imagination and in this instance caused untold mental suffering.

Mrs. Gosswiller was 33 years of age. There were no children. Funeral services were held Thursday. Interment in Diamond Lake cemetery.
 
Rockefeller Mrs. Housebower and son, of Maywood, are visiting her uncle, Peter Lichfield and family.

David Herbison, of DeKalb, as a visitor at the home of John McBride this week.

Mr. Chas. Cullen, of Antioch, called on his friend and army chum Sergeant Henry Burdick on Tuesday of this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomson and their young son and Mrs. Egeberg, of Chicago, are at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Holcomb for the summer.

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Cronkhite and daughters, Mrs. Grace Shaddle and Miss Anna went to DesPlaines on Wednesday and will occupy their cottage on the camp ground during the camp meeting season. Mr. Cronkhite will divide his time between business at home and the camp ground.
 
Fort Hill Joe Gest spent Sunday eve at Grayslake.

F. A. Deithorn visited at Gilmer Sunday.

F. Dutzler spent Sunday with Joe Dorfler.

Barbara Deithorn visited at home last Sunday.
 
West Fremont C. V Thomas who has been working at Long Grove for the past four months returned home last Friday.

The precious stone which so mysteriously disappeared a week or so ago put in an appearance again last week.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
25 July 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Wm. Skinner has gone to Washington D.C. to visit her sister.

Mrs. Dan Radke and children, of Chicago, are visiting her relatives and friends in this vicinity.

Farmers in this vicinity are unable to make their hay on account of the almost incessant downpour of rain.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert E. Terpening are visiting at the home of Mrs. Terpening's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Rouse, Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rudolph a bride and groom, of River View, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Knigge over Sunday.

Mrs. Synder, mother of Mrs. W. D. Porteous, returned home from Wheaton on Saturday where she has been visiting another daughter for several weeks.
 
Ivanhoe Robert Stubbens is clerking at Meikle's.

Miss Pearl Smith is visiting relatives in Wisconsin.

Lulu and Jesse Simpson, of Wauconda, were guests at Ivanhoe Wednesday and Thursday of last week.

Miss Ruby Simpson, of Nunda, who has been visiting relatives here, started for Montana the first of the week.
 
West Fremont Carpenters are completing Chris Hapke's new house.

Henry Kern, of Libertyville, visited relatives in this vicinity Monday.

Gus Baty and Miss Edith Thomas visited friends and relatives at Lake Zurich recently.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
1 August 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Ira Doolittle came up from Chicago to spend Sunday at home.

Miss VanPlew, of Wheaton, is the guest of her aunt, Mrs. W.D. Porteous.

Mrs. G. G. Perrott and daughter came from Iowa Tuesday to visit her sister, Mrs. Wm. Vickery.

Master Glenn Knigge has been on the sick list this week on account of a severe case of chicken pox.

Miss Mary Reise and her neice, Elsie Hockener, came from Chicago Sunday for a few days' visit at their home here.

Miss Mary McArthur came down from Waupaca, Wis., on Monday to spend a few weeks with her sister, Mrs. W. L. Rich.

We are creditably informed that our former fellow townsmen, S. A. Cramer and Frank Knigge, and their families who went to Wisconsin last spring, will return here this fall and build homes for themselves. They are cordially welcome.
 
Fort Hill Miss Sarah Fox spent Saturday with her aunt, Mrs. Sid Russell, of Volo.

Miss Sarah Fox is spending a week with her aunt, Mrs. E. Blanchard, at Delevan, Wis.

Standord Bros., were called to Chicago Thursday afternoon by the serious illness of their mother.

Wm. Thomson, of Denver Colo., is spending a few days with relatives at Grayslake and Fort Hill.

After spending a few weeks with her aunt, Mrs. Bert Paddock, Miss Glenn Haggert returned to her home in Joliet Saturday morning.

The last of a heavy wind storm which visited a portion of the southeast part of the county struck the grain stacks of Mrs. Cora Diethorn on the Stratton farm and leveled them to the ground.
 
Fremont Center Mr. and Mrs. Groshe are the happy parents of a baby girl born Monday July 21.

Miss Tillie Wagner, of Fon du Lac, Wis., is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wagner.

Mrs. Mary Faetz and son Leo, of Chicago, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Deindelion.

The barn on the Doolittle farm was struck by lightning last Saturday and set on fire but was saved by the efforts of the men who were threshing there at the time. John Traut and Andrew Smith were in the barn when it was struck but received no serious shock.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
8 August 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Miss Hattie Giles, of Chicago, is the guest of her friend Miss Emma Kingge at the Knigge hotel.

Dr. Lydia C. Scholes and her son Frank are visiting at the home of the Drs. Grover this week.

Fred Gossweller had an auction sale of his household goods Thursday afternoon. Henry Appley, of Libertyville, cried the sale.
 
Ivanhoe George Radke had a barn raising last Thursday.

Mrs. Farnsworth, of Mayfair, is visiting relatives here.

Tuesday evening a number of friends met and gave Anna Van Plew a very successful surprise. The evening passed in a very enjoyable manner.

George Saneway, of Evanston, is visiting his cousin, Wm. Decker.

Leaflets are out announcing the book, "Confession of Jases Stuart, Deserter, or Untold Secrets of the Civil War," by Robert Dudley, a citizen of Ivanhoe. The book will be out in September, published by the Abbey Press, of New York City.
 
Fort Hill C. L. Thompson has purchased the old homestead of his father.

Bess Rogers, of Waukegan, called on her sister, Mrs. C. L. Thompson, Monday morning.

Mrs. Albert Paddock is entertaining her neices from Waukegan, Helen Sells and Bessie Mutaw.

The Fort Hill Cemetery Society met with Mrs. C. E. Coombs, July 31st, and a very pleasant afternoon was enjoyed by all. The proceeds of the supper was three dollars. Our thanks to Mrs. Nina Rote, nee McMillan, of Winona, Minn., for one dollar, making the total four dollars, to be placed in the treasury. Visitors present were: Mrs. Parker, Mrs. Alma Walton, Mrs. E. L. Huson, Mrs. C. Raught, Mrs. J. Converse, of Volo; Mrs. C. Morrill and daughter, Mrs. Sadie Mead, Mrs. J. Vogt, Mrs. A. Hanson, Mrs. J. Graves, Frrieda Riner, Amanda Wait. Our next meeting will be with Mrs. R. Paddock, August 21st. We want to see more of the members out. Visitors welcome.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
15 August 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Miss Mabel Smith, of Oak Park, is the guest of her former classmate and friend Miss Lotta McBride.

Miss Sarah Snow, of Chicago, and Mrs. Hattie Vreeland, of Topeka, Kan., are visiting their cousin, Mrs. Anna Lathrop.

Mrs. Emma Herschberger and her daughters Cora and Luella were up from Chicago visiting their relatives here over Sunday.

Every cottage, hotel, farm house and stopping place of any sort around Diamond Lake is full and running over with city people and many applications for board and rooms are turned away every week for the want of adequate accommodations for the crowds that want to come. Where is the man with a few thousand dollars who wants to improve Diamond Lake and reap a handsom profit on his investment?
 
Ivanhoe The young people are preparing for an entertainment to be given in the Ivanhoe church on Thursday evening August 21st. The special features of the program will be a drill of the young patriots, by twelve girls in costume; greeting song by six girls; vocal music by Mr. A.G. spafford, of Millburn; instrumental music by a cornet soloist, and a missionary exercise by Geo. B. Elderkin, entitled "God's Call to America," by fourtenn young people representing forreign countries with flags of the country impersonated. Plan to attend!
 
Fort Hill Mrs. Josie Paddock spent Sunday with her parents at Gurnee.

Miss Carrie Burnett, of Waukegan, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. C. E. Coombs.

Harold Cleveland, of Arlington Heights, visited his uncle George, at A. W. Fox's.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
22 August 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. L. Specht visited relatives at Palatine over Sunday.

Born, on Saturday last, August 16th to Mr. and Mrs. John Rouse, Jr., a baby daughter.

Mrs. Jessie Lill, of Ravenswood, is visiting her mother, Mrs. John Rouse, Sr., who is on the sick list this week.
 
Fort Hill Smith Latta, of Oak Park, is visiting his uncle, Ira Smith and family.

Miss Mary Stanford, of Chicago, is spending a few days with her brothers at Cloverdale.

Wm. Thomson has returned to Denver, called there by the serious illness of his son Charles.

Mrs. C. E. Coombs and son, A. B., attended the funeral of Charles Granger, held at his late home in McHenry on Sunday last.
 
Fremont Center Mrs. Frank Heronimus is staying with her daughter.

Frank Henkle and son Francis, of Waukegan, were Fremont callers Sunday.

There will be a grand basket and ice cream sociable at the Fremont Center Catholic school Tuesday evening Aug. 26th. Everybody is cordially invited to attend.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
29 August 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Miss Charlotte Harden, of Chicago, visited friends at Ivanhoe and Rockefeller over Sunday.

Mrs. Grace Shaddle and children are at Palatine visiting Mr. Shaddle's people for a week or two.

Lila Mae and Master Harden, children of Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Rouse are just recovering from a severe attack of scarlet fever.

Miss Lottie McBride is in Chicago this week attending teachers institute preparatory to resuming her duties as teacher at Chicago Heights next week.
 
Fort Hill Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Converse are entertaining relatives from Dakota.

Born, Sunday morning August 24th, to Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Thomson, a son.

The pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Rich in Hainesville was the scene of a pretty home wedding on the afternoon of August 20th, it being the marriage of their only daughter, Miss Louise to John F. Morse, of Grayslake. Mr. and Mrs. Morse have a host of friends throughout the county who join in wishing them a happy and prosperous life.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert McLane, of Nebraska, were pleasant callers on Mrs. C. E. Coombs Saturday afternoon.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
5 September 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Joe Reise, wife and child are out from South Chicago, visiting Mr. Reise's father and family here.

Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz, of Chicago, were the guests of Mrs. Schwartz's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rosen over Sunday.

Clem Small, A. L. Wilbur and Dr. D. R. Grover all have creditable exhibits of thoroughbred poultry at the fair this week.

S. A. Cramer and family are here from Ogama, Wisconsin, where they moved from here last spring. Mr. Cramer says Rockefeller is good enough for him and he will build a house and make his home here in the future.
 
West Fremont Eddie Jones has his new engine which weighs fifteen tons.

Mr. Knipfel's folks are entertaining relatives from Milwaukee, Wis.

Mrs. Mat Lang is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Frederick.

The Fremont Cremery started to make cheese Sept. 1, which we hope will be a success.

The basket social at Fremont Catholic school was a success as there was $117 taken in.
 
Ivanhoe A. L. Ritty is building an addition to his barn.

Miss Alice Payne entertained a friend from Boswell, Ind., this last week.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
12 September 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bock, a baby boy on Sunday Sept. 7th.

Mrs. J. E. Holcomb is at Boscobell, Wis., visiting her many friends and relatives there.

Mrs. J. D. King of Waupaca, Wis., is visiting her husband's people Mr. and Mrs. Tony King of this place.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shaddle and children went to Palatine Saturday for a few weeks visit with Mr. Shaddle's people there.

We are informed that Mrs. R. F. Rouse, her girl Miss Baker, Mrs. Geo. Harden, of Hotel Harden and Geo. Critenden are among those who have been on the sick list the past week.

Rev. Mr. Patch a student from Chicago University occupied the pulpit of the Congregational church in this place last Sunday morning and evening. His services were very acceptable to the people.

S. A. Cramer has the lumber on the ground and is putting in the foundation for a new dwelling home for his son-in-law, Frank Knigge. He will push the building to completion before cold weather sets in.

The public school opened for the fall term last Monday with John Hodge as principal and Miss Wisner, of Libertyville assistant. There is a slightly increased enrollment at the first and it is expected that as the fall work is finished up there will more come in so that the attendance will soon be greater than any previous year.
 
West Fremont Born, to Mr. and Mrs. John Fredericks, a boy.

Mr. Stoffel's baby, who has been sick with lung fever, is recovering slowly.

Miss Aggie Geary returned to Wauconda Sunday, where she started school Monday.

Miss Nellie Brown returned to Grayslake Thursday, where she will stay with here sister, Mrs. Will Pester.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Marion Payne left on Tuesday for a years work at Knox College, Galesburg.

Mrs. Wm. Bartlett, of Antioch, attended church here last Sunday with her sister Mrs. A. E. Smith.

Miss Rena Decker began school at Diamond Lake and Miss Rosa Simpson at Leithton school Monday morning.

Miss Ada Kuebker will attend the Waukegan High School the coming year. She will leave for school this week.
 
Fort Hill George Davis is attending school at Grayslake.

Miss Myrtle Payne is teaching school in the Vasey district, Miss Avis Payne at Fort Hill, Miss Vera Gary in Grant.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
19 September 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thomas visited relatives in Waukegan over Sunday.

Mrs. Specht visited her sister, Mrs. Emma Herschberger and other friends in Chicago a few days last week.

William Dressen, of Waupaca, Wis., visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Dressen of this place over Sunday.

Mrs. E. G. Payne returned from Chicago Monday where she had been visiting her daughter-in-law, Mrs. mary Payne who has been quite sick for a few days.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Knigge, Master Glen and Mrs. Specht drove over to Everett last Sunday to visit Miss Luella Herschberger who is teaching in the Vernon school at that place.

Mrs. Fred Knigge returned Tuesday from a week's visit to her son and family at Wheeling. She found a new grandson there to greet her, of whom all concerned feel very proud.

On account of the tobacco trust shutting up the Chicago market against all competitors, Fitzgerald & Cameron have closed their cigar factory here for the present and moved the stock and fixtures back to Chicago. We understand taht the factory will open again under new auspices. We all hope it will.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Pearl Smith is teaching at Gilmer this year, she began her work a week ago.

Bert Lusk is at his old stand as clerk in Mrs. Meikle's store for a short time while she is on a visit to Champaign, Ill.

On last Friday evening the girls of our village assembled at Mrs. Decker's home for an "Old Maids" party to which none of the boys had a bid. There was a council of war held across the street, though the results of this council will be apparant to the public later.
 
Diamond Lake Willie Ray is working for Geo. Ost, our merchant, this fall.

School has commenced with Rena Decker, of Ivanhoe, as teacher. This is her second year here.

Among those from here that went to the ball game at Lake Zurich Sunday were:
Mr. and Mrs. Einsmann, Willie Lempke, Jno. Barbaras, Lyle Andrews, Emmett Bilinski and Geo. Whitney. Score 18 to 2 in favor of Americans.
 
West Fremont Christie Thomas called on friends at Long Grove Sunday.

Miss Genevieve Roney has returned to Kenosha, Wis., where she will start in High school.

Mrs. Minnie Boyce, who was visiting with her mother, Mrs. Stone, a few days last week returned to her home at Grayslake Monday.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
26 September 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller J. H. Cronkhite visited with his sister at Evanston over night on last Tuesday.

We regret to chronicle that Mrs. Geo. Harden of Hotel Harden was taken to a hospital in Chicago this week wehre she will undergo a serious operation for mastoid abcess, a very painful and dangerous trouble. Mrs. Harden has been afflicted for some time and notwithstanding everything possible has been and is being done for her comfort and welfare she has suffered greatly. She has the sympathy of the entire community and her many friends will watch eagerly the outcome of the operation and everyone hopes for her speedy recovery.

The Rockefeller Cigar Company has been formed and the cigar factory here put upon a stronger and better foundation than ever. The factory was opened on Tuesday last under the new auspices and several cigar makers are at work. Mr. Fineberg and Mr. Lobovitz are at the head of this new enterprise and being men of experience in cigar making will put upon the market as good a grade of cigars as can be produced any where for the same money. We understand this is the only cigar factory in Lake county and we hope those dealers who believe in encouraging home industry will patronize this institution. Success to the Rockefeller Cigar Co.
 
West Fremont Mrs. Joe Hertel is sick with typhoid fever.

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Meyers, a baby boy.

George Simpson is very sick with maleria fever. Dr. Dawson and a nurse from Chicago are caring for him.

Miss Emma Nordmeyer has gone to Lake Zurich to stay a few weeks with her sister, Mrs. Will Lohman.

Miss Kate Tekampe who was working at Wauconda is home to stay.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Mary Decker, who is at present at Evanston visited her mother, Mrs. Laura Decker last Sunday afternoon.

C. M. Fosket is putting in a new boiler in his factory this week. Geo. Ray, of Diamond Lake, is doing the mason work.

It is reported that Robert Stubbins has cancelled his engagement with the Ottawa, Kan., school and will return and clerk for Mrs. Meikle.

Mrs. A. A. Payne and son Raymond started Wednesday for an extended visit to Montana. Mrs. Payne has a sister and brother residing there.

Miss Rena Decker took a number of her Diamond Lake pupils to Chicago last Saturday sightseeing. They visited a number of the most interesting and instructive places in the city.
 
Diamond Lake There will be a meeting of the Diamond Lake Cemetery Association at the home of of Mrs. E. Wilcox Thursday, Oct. 2 at ten o'clock. Members and friends invited to come and have a good time.

Word reached relatives Wednesday of the death of Mrs. Theodore Mills, formerly of Diamond Lake, at Greely, Colo., wehre she went with her husband a year ago in hopes of recovering her health. But meager details are obtainable at this time. The remains are expected to arrive at Diamond Lake Friday, where they will be buried. Mrs. Mills is widely known in Lake County, a woman of sterling qualities, beloved by all who enjoyed her acquaintance.
 
Fremont Center Mrs. Cora annd Lizzie Taylor, of Gurnee, were Fremont callers last Thursday.

Miss Gertrude Sullivan, of Wauconda, spent last Saturday and Sunday calling on old friends in this vicinity.

Valentine Traut has returned to his home in Hurricane, Wis., after a four month's visit with friends and relatives here.

Mrs. Joseph Hertel, who has been confined to her bed for the past two weeks with lung fever, is slowly recovering.

There was a class of 90 confirmed at the Fremont Catholic church last Wednesday. A Bishop from Chicago was present and gave his blessing to the occasion. It is the first confirmation in nine years.
 
Fort Hill Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Benwell are entertaining relatives from the city.

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Benjamin, of Chicago, are visiting with their brother A. Benwell and family.

Mrs. Albert Paddock, Master Leslie, Owen and Phyllis visited from Friday until Sunday evening with relatives in Joliet.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
3 October 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Frank Hulburd, of Chicago, is visiting her cousin, Mrs. R. R. Doolittle and family.

Prof. and Mrs. John Hodge will make their home for the winter with Mrs. Hodge's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Rouse Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Cronkhite and daughter Dora and Mr. Hubbel, of Greeley, Colo., and Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Bartlett, of Evanston, and their daughter, Mrs. Wilcoxson were visitors at the Cronkhite home. They were here on account of the death of Mrs. Mills in Colorado and who was brought here for burial.

Death of Mrs. Harden

The sad news was telephoned here last Tuesday morning that Mrs. Geo. Harden had died at St. Lukes hospital, Chicago, where she had been taken last week to be operated on for mastoid abcess. It was almost a hopeless case from the beginning and grave fears were entertained by her friends that her life could not be saved, even Mrs. Harden herself feeling that she would never return to her home alive. Yet the news of her death came as a heavy blow to her many friends and cast a shadow of gloom over the entire community. Mrs. Harden's life was nearly all in this vicinity and she was a woman universally looked up to and respected for her many superior qualities.

She will be grealy missed, not only here, but by the travelling public who had learned to appreciate her many little acts of kindness in ministering to their wants and comfor when they were guests of the hotel over which she presided for so long as land-lady. But the force of the sad blow falls especially heavy upon her husband Geo. Harden, her aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. Putnam, who resided with her and her two daughters, Mrs. Wilson, of Oak Park, and Mrs. R. F. Rouse of this place. The family have the earnest sympathy of the entire community in their great affliction. The body was brought home on the 3 p.m. train Tuesday. Funeral was held Thursday.
 
Ivanhoe Raymond Payne is on a three months visit in Montana.

Etta Grabbe will attend school at Wheaton. She starts next Saturday.

School opened with an enrollment of 24 which has since increased to 25. This is a larger attendance than last year at this time.

Dean Wells of last years graduating class is attending Oberlin Academy and is enjoying the work there. Ada Kuebker is enrolled as a member of the Waukegan High School and good reports have already reached us as to her work there.
 
Fort Hill Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Simon A. Davis, Tuesday morning September 30th, a daughter.

Died, at Colorado Springs, recently, Mrs. Elizabeth Thomson Burr, formerly of Fort Hill.

Miss Alta Converse and Miss Sarah Fox are attending the St. Mary's Parochial school near Rondout.

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Graves returned from a several weeks visit with relatives in the southern part of the state. They are keeping house for Stanford Bros.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
10 October 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. John Whitney has been quite sick for the past two weeks at her home near Diamond Lake.

Mrs. Anna Lathrop attended the celebration of the 90th birthday of an aunt in Chicago Saturday last.

Mr. and Mrs. James Wilson returned to their home in Austin on Wednesday after spedning a week with Mrs. Wilson's father, Mr. Geo. Harden.

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fineberg, Oct 1, 1902, a baby boy. On the eighth day he was duly christened after the form of the Jewish church by a Rabbi, who came out from the city for that purpose.

Philip Ames has received appointment from Dr. John W. Cook to attend the Northern Illinois State Normal school.

On account of the bad weather of the past month retarding work on the new electric railroad it is doubtful whether the road will be completed to this place this fall, but we are informed by those who are in a position to konw that work will be resumed early next spring and that the road will be built to Rockefeller and beyond as speedily as possible.
 
Ivanhoe Every pupil in the sixth and seventh grades received certificates of award this month.

The first school month ended Tuesday. The pupils who were neither absent nor tardy:

Ruth Wells, Harry Fosket, Roy Chamberlain, LeRoy Ames, Opal Smith, Lola Smith, Morie Fosket, Bertha Kuebker, Bertie Chamberlain, Lizzie Kuebker, Emma Kuebker, Emma Chamberlain, Dora Dorfler, Lily Snyder.
This is the largest number we have had any month during the past three years.
 
Fort Hill Miss Amanda Wait is attending school at Grayslake.

D. V. Wait, of Chicago, spent a few days at home with his family last week.

Mrs. E. Benwell, of Morton Park, is spending a few weeks with her son George, and family.

After successfully undergoing a critical operation in Chicago, John Brundage has returned to his home at Miller, South Dakota.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
17 October 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller R. F. Rouse and family are moving into Hotel Harden this week, where they will reside in future.

The first frost of the season came in the form of a killing freeze Monday night that made vegetagion look like thirty cents.

Justice Ed Payne went to Ogema, Wis., Monday to get his usual supply of evergreens ready for the holiday trade in Chicago.
 
Ivanhoe Carl Dorfler has enrolled for eighth grade work.

John H. VanPlew, president of the Alumni, will graduage from Beloit college this year.

We failed to publish the names of those who had the highest averages in the different grades last spring and do so now. The leaders were:
 
GRADE Student
Eight Dean Wells
Seventh Ruth Wells
Fifth Lola Smith
Third Bertie Chamberlain
Second Emma Kuebker and Emma Chamberlain
First Dwight Dolph.
The next regular general examination will be held in February. There are evidences that there is a good natured but spirited contest on for first place in the upper grades.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
24 October 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. W. L. Rich and Master Donald went to Waupaca, Wis., today (Friday) for a weeks visit with relatives at that place.

A bouncing baby boy came to gladden the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Knigge on Wednesday of this week.

Mrs. Mary Moore, of Glendale, Wis., who has been visiting relatives here for the past ten days returned to Chicago Thursday morning.

Oscar Houri who works for Frank Dolph around the threshing machine had the misfortune to loose a part of the index finger of his right hand one day last week. Doctors Grover and Taylor amputated the finger and it is doing as well as possible at this time.

Some persons for reasons best known to themselves have seemed to find great delight in circulating a rumor to the effect that the Doctors Grover were about to remove from this place. Therefore the doctors desire to state that said rumor is absolutely false, they have no intention of leaving this town and will say to their friends and patrons and the public in general that they will doubtless be found here practicing medicine and surgery for many moons to come.
 
Ivanhoe Dr. Willaim Payne, of Beloit, Wis., spent last Saturday at his home.

Prof. Leo Jeanmene spent Saturday and Sunday in Waukegan visiting relatives.

Those who attended the county Sunday School Convention at Grayslake last Friday were:
Mesdames H. D. Wells and W. H. Stubbins, Messrs. John Van Plew, Assa Joice, and Misses Mary Payne and Sarah Joice.

Ruth Wells is absent from school on account of illness.

Opal Smith is proving to be one of the very best presidents the Success Club has ever had. The energy with which she has taken hold of the work of the club, and kept it under motion is showing itself in many ways. This is the first time the sixth grade has had a club president and they may well fell proud of their present representative.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
31 October 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller We regret to learn that Mrs. Frank Hubbard, who has often visited relatives here died suddenly at her home in Chicago.

If Libertyville does get away with our railroad we had better put a paddock on Diamond Lake. We must keep that over here at all hazards.

Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Doolittle and daughter Laura, were called to Chicago last Saturday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Frank Hubbard.

Harry Finebert, foreman of the Cigar factory, has moved his family into the rooms over the grocery and market recently vacated by R.F. Rouse and family.

If you hear a tick-tack on your door or see the grinning visage of a jack-O-lantern at your window pane tonight, don't get excited. It is only Hallowe'en and the lads and lasses are abroad for a little fun.
 
Ivanhoe Unique invitations have been issued for a Halloween party. The traditional ghosts and goblins have been ordered for the occasion and a carload of pumpkins has arrived.

Mrs. Frank Dolph continues to improve. Last Wednesday she had ten teeth extracted and now being under the care of Miss Nellie Hanley, a trained nurse from Chicago, her friends hope and expect to soon see her up and around.

School Notes : Mr. and Mrs. James Davis, of Chicago, are the latest additions to the alumni membership.
 
Fort Hill A. B. Combs spend Sunday in Chicago with friends from White Tigeon, Mich.

Ira Smith has sold his farm in Wauconda township to parties in Chicago.

J. B. Converse has exchanged his property on the bank of Wooster Lake from C. Marble's farm near Long Lake.

Mrs. Annie Steele and sons and Harry James, all of Lake Forest, were guests of the former's brother, S.A. Davis the past week.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
7 November 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Hugh Davison, of Webaux, Mont., visited friends here the past week.

Harry Rouse is the owner of a new 12 horse power "Olds" gasoline engine which is being used to run a corn shredder.

The election passed off very quietly in Fremont township. About the usual off year vote was polled, with the normal republican majority.

Harry Winfield and his brother-in-law, Adam Renddler, recently purchased of T. J. McBride a Buffalo Pitts 18 horse power steam engine which is said to be one of the largest and best machines of the kind ever brought into Lake County. It will be used by them to operate a grain thresher and corn shredder.

Our fellow townsman, Mr. Harry Rouse met with a very serious and painful accident one day last week. While driving into Chicago with a single horse and sulky when near Niles and about twenty miles from home he met a gasoline auto-cycle at which his horse became so frightened as to render him unmanageable and he ran through the barbed wire fence by the roadside with such violence as to totally demolish the cart, break takes place several of Mr. Rouses' ribs and causing what came very near being a broken neck. So badly was his neck injured the sufferer was unable to hold his head in its normal upright position. Mr. Rouse was picked up by a passing team and brought back to Wheeling where he hired a team to bring him home. His injuries were attended to by the family physician, Dr. Galloway, and we understand he is doing as well as could be exspected, but it will be some time before complete recovery.
The horse was rendered nearly helpless and taken altogether it was a narrow escape from instant death for Mr. Rouse. His many friends hope for his recovery.
 
Ivanhoe L. H. Bryant, wife and daughter spend Sunday with Ivanhoe friends.

Fred Beach who has been spending a few weeks in Iowa visiting relatives has returned home.

School notes : George Wagner has enrolled.

The home of Miss Rena Decker was the scene of a most enjoyable and curious gathering last Friday evening. The young men as they arrived were held prisoners on the porch while inside they could hear "weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth." One at a time they were admitted into the room, dimly lighted by the grinning faces of artisstically carved pumpkins. At the entrance you were seized by a large and powerful ghost, which led you trembling to a black throne and there you were shown the bones of those who preceeded you. On all sides one beheld white robed ghosts and witches clothed in black, which answered all questions with dignified and awful silence. Terror reigned and just as you were ready to think of your sins and other sublime thoughts you were clutched firmly by the forelock, lifted gently into the air and planted down like a tack in soft butter before a fortune teller, whose face was her misfortune and seemed a composite picture of past, present and future hideousness. Excitment whirled you onward at a merry pace and you were hardly aware that the goblins and spirits dispersed when young ladies of your acquaintance put in an appearance. Games appropriate to Hallowe'en were played, doughnuts, cookies, pop corn and apples went the rounds many times. Everyone now admits and stoutly maintains that you can't beat our Ivanhoe girls as hostesses.

The committees which have been appointed to arrange for and conduct this year's alumni banquet are as follows:

Invitation committee, Alice Payne, Mrs. Beach, Orville Smith and Emma Grabbe

Reception committe, Alice Smith, H. D. Wells, Mrs. Brainerd, Harriet Brainerd and Leo Jeanmene

Supper committe, Orville Smith chairman, he to choose his assistants

Program committee, Leo F. Jeanmene, Theodore Decker, Ben H. Miller and Mrs. H. D. Wells

Decoration committee, Harriet Brainer, chairman, she to choose the other members of the committe

Table committee, Lillian Payne, Rena Decker, Susie Payne and others to be chosen by the committee.

The program committee meets Friday evening, the invitation committee soon has a meeting, and in a short time active preparations for the annual event will be well under way. The officers of the association are:

Pres., John H. VanPleew; Vice Pres., Harriet Brainerd; Rec. Secy, Pearly Smith; Cor. Secy, Orville Smith; Treas. Alice Payne.
 
Fort Hill Fred Converse did jury duty in Waukegan this week.

H. C. Payne and daughters were at Ivanhoe Friday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. George Benwell are rejoicing over the birth of a son.

Miss Mary Payne, of Ivanhoe, visited her brother H.C. part of last week.

T. Brigham has purchased a farm in Virginia and expects to move there this month. He has bought a car of horses to take with him.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
14 November 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller E. A. Grover, of Wisconsin, was the guest of his brother, Dr. D.R. Grover and family for a few days this week.

Mrs. Charley Labovitts was called to Chicago one day week before last by the sudden and unexpected death of a sister.

Several passengers from here on the Wisconsin Central train witnessed the wreck on the Northwestern road at the DesPlaines crossing last Tuesday evening.
 
Ivanhoe Susie Payne, class of 1901, began teaching the Fremont Center school Monday.

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Decker, of Grayslake, was buried at the Ivanhoe cemetery Sunday morning.

Dean Wells is highly delighted with Oberlin Academy and is doing good work.

The second month closed with the following pupils neither absent or tardy:
Bertha Kuebker, Opal Smith, Lola Smith, Emma Kuebker, Dora Dorfler, Lizzie Kuebker, Dwight Dolph, Robbie Fosket, Lily Snyder, Roy Chamberlain, Bertie Chamberlain, LeRoy Amos, Mortie Fosket.
This does not quite comeup to last month's record.

Raymond Payne is in the ranks again after a six weeks furlough which he spent visiting in Montana. He delivered a thirty second speech during Monday morning's opening exercises.
 
Fort Hill J. Lenzen is getting along finely with his new gasoline engine.

D. V. Wait, of Chicago, was home with his family from Friday until Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Paddock and their family Sundayed with relatives at Gurnee.
 
Fremont Center Albert Groshe has moved his family from here to the Benson farm.

John Hertle Jr., purchased a new Crown piano of Maiman & Son last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Diebold Jr., of Chicago, are visiting with the former's parents here.

Miss Gertrude Sullivan, of Waukegan, visited old friends here last Saturday and Sunday. How about it Mike?

Mrs. C. J. Vogell, of Chicago, who has been visiting with her mother, Mrs. C. A. Traut for the past few days returned home last Sunday evening.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
21 November 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller John Albright is on the sick list with a severe case of parotitis (mumps).

Mrs. T. H. Thatcher, of Guelth, N.D., is visiting her sister, Mrs. R. D. Cook and family this week.

W. C. VanPatten has moved his barber shop from here to Antioch where he will follow his trade in the future.

Mrs. Dr. Heideman, of Elmhurst, visited her relatives here a few days the past week. They will soon go to Arizona and California for the winter on account of the doctor's poor health.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Knigge arrived here the latter part of last week from Ogema, Wis., and will soon be domiciled in thier new house. Their many friends are glad to welcome them back to Rockefeller.

By some oversight we forgot to mention in the items last week the very enjoyable surprise party given Mr. and Mrs. John Wells on Saturday evening, Nov. 8, it being the twenty-sixty [sic] anniversary of their marriage. The invited guests began to assemble at an early hour and it was evident the "surprise" featrue of this occasion had been better planned and executed than is usually the case. Mr. and Mrs. Wells however were soon masters of the situation and proved themselves to be royal entertainers. Games, social chat and a general good time were indulged in until a late hour, when the guests returned to their homes leaving behind them many best wishes for future happy returns of the anniversary to thier host and hostess.
 
Ivanhoe Joe Dorfler has quit farming and is now thinking of going on the stage.

O. E. Smith while engaged in carpenter work at Antioch fell and injured his back. He is now confined to his home but it is hoped he may soon be able to be about.

There will be a dime social at the parsonage on Thanksgiving evening, given under the auspices of the C.E. society. Light refreshments will be served. Everybody invited, old and young.
 
Fort Hill Lenzen Bros. were at Spring Grove Monday.

Mrs. Mary Bauer and daughter Edith, were in Libertyville on Friday last.

The baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Horton is quite sick. Dr. Shaffer was called Monday.

School is progressing finely under the management of Miss Avis M. Payne. Scholoars that were neither absent nor tardy last month were:
Earl Paddock, Leslie Paddock, Forrest Thomson, Owen Paddock, Ralph Davis, Gladys Payne, and Phyllis Paddock.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
28 November 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller B. Broadhead and daughter Edna went to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with friends there.

Miss Bertha Leibovitz, of Chicago, visited her sister, Mrs. Fineberg the past week.

The Misses Emma and Clara Knigge and their brother Clarence visited friends at Wheeling over Sunday last.

Mrs. Anna Lathrop and children went to Chicago on Wednesday to eat Thanksgiving turkey with relatives there.

Miss Mary MacArthur, of Waupaca, Wis., while on her way to Vicksburg, Mich., stopped over for one day's visit with her sister, Mrs. W. L. Rich.

Mr. and Mrs. James Mann, of Waukegan, visited at the home of Mrs. Mann's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Rouse, Sr., on Tuesday of this week.

Mrs. J. E. Holcomb, Miss Dorothy and Master John Holcomb visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Cameran, of Chicago, over Thanksgiving.

The Rockefeller Cigar Co., is rapidly coming to the front these days. Nearly all the dealers in Lake county are now well stocked up with their goods and as fast as one order is secured a duplicate order is sure to follow. This of course is very satisfactory to the management as well as to their enterprising traveling salesman, Mr. Lester Burdick, and speaks well for quality of the cigars they make.
 
Ivanhoe Peter Meyer, living three miles southeast of town died last Friday morning. Interment took place Monday morning at Wauconda. Mr. Meyer was 86 years of age and one of the first settlers in this vicinity, being widely known and highly respected.

School Notes: Dean Wells received 100% in his first examination in algebra at Oberlin. His other marks were all excellent. What is the matter with the class of 1902?

The Eighth Grade has organized by electing the following officers:
Pres., Carl Dorfler; Sec., Andrew Decker.
A committee has been appointed to select class colors and motto.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
5 December 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Chas. Leibovets and family visited friends in Chicago over last Sunday.

Mrs. R. Wells, of Lake Forest, visited her son, John Wells and family over Thanksgiving.

Mrs. May Majors, of Pullman, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. Brodhead this week.

The first real snow storm of the season broke over this vicinity last Tuesday night and it was a stern winter while it lasted.

A. E. Smith who fell from a building on which he was working several weeks ago is still confined to the house by the injury he received.

Master Walter Whitney, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Whitney near Diamond Lake had the misfortune to fracture both bones of his right leg below the knee last Sunday morning. While at play in the field the little fellow was caught by a rolling log. It is a bad break and will doubtless keep him in bed for some time. On Thanksgiving morning Miss May, second daughter of the same people fell from a buggy and broke her collar bone. Mr. and Mrs. Whitney think that troubles never come single.

The surprise party in honor of Clarence Knigge on the occassion of his 14th birthday held Monday evening and attended by his schoolmates and friends, was indeed a surprise to Clarence. His first intimation was the chorus of "Happy birthday" greetings when he entered his home about 7 o'clock. Games were played until the hour of refreshments, when our little gentlemen escorted the little ladies to a prettily decorated table, in pink and white. Lights were then extinguished and all waited in suspence until Clarence lighted the 14 pink and white candles covering the birthday cake. Not until the tapers were nearly burned down did the little folks return to their games, after which prizes were awarded successful contestants. The happy crowd dispersed wishing their young host many and happy returns of the day. Those present were:
Misses Eva and Nina Rouse,
Agnes and Edna Broadhead,
Eva Grover,
Gertrude Hapke,
Bessie and Ethel McBride,
Beth Cook,
Helen Wells,
Masters Harry Cramer,
Edwin Cook,
George Lathrop,
Roy Knigge,
Lovdall and Horace King,
Blain Thomas,
Myron Wells,
Herman Litchfield,
Glen Knigge,
Donald Rich,
Morris Wilcox,
Hershel Bock,
Arthur Hapke.
The little gifts of remembrance were numerous and useful.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. Clinton, of Chicago, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Frank Dolph.

Mrs. Carl Dorfler and son Joe spent Thanksgiving here, returning Sunday.

Miss Harriet Brainerd who teaches school near Aurora came home Wednesday evening returning Sunday morning.

Miss Etta Grabbe, who is attending Wheaton College, returned to Wheaton Monday morning after a four days visit at home. Miss Lizzie Wirtz who is going to school at the same place is reported much improved, having quite a severe attack of lung fever.

Harry Fosket won a prize last week in the Globe Trotters contest which is carried on by the Little Chronicle.

Robert Fosket spent his Thanksgiving vacation in Elgin. Roy, Emma and Bertie Chamberlain were in Chicago.
 
Fort Hill Joe Davis is attending school in Grayslake.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Huson have gone to Chicago to live.

D. V. Wait, of Chicago, spent the past week at home with his family.

C. L. Thomson and family ate Thanksgiving with brother Albert, at Grayslake.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
12 December 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Bert Swan went to Fondulac, Wis., the last of last week to take a situation with the Wisconsin Central railroad as fireman.

We would call attention to the ad of Mrs. Ida Leibovitz elsewhere in this paper. Mrs. Leibovitz is prepared to do dressmaking in a manner she guarantees will be satisfactory to her customers and she solicits the patronage of the ladies of Rockefeller.

Our genial friend and neighbor Clem Small is wearing a happy smile these days over the safe return of his eldest daughter from a somewhat prolonged visit to her grand parents and other relatives in England. She was accompanied by her young cousin, an orphan boy, whose home will be with Mr. and Mrs. Small in the future.

The chief social event of the week was the party held at the pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Rouse on Monday evening. It was planned by Mrs. Rouse as a surprise to her husband and so well was that feature carried out that Mr. Rouse was comfortable seated, coat off and newspaper in hand, for the evening, when the guests began to arrive. About fifty people were present and everyone, from the youngest to the oldest, enjoyed a very pleasant evening. Light refreshments were served, various kinds of games were played, music and general social chat filled in the happy hours and the time to go came all too quickly for the guests. Mr. and Mrs. Rouse proved themselves to be royal entertainers.
 
Ivanhoe John and Henry Norgarrd arrived Monday evening from Denmark and are stopping with John Orgaard.

Joseph C. Dorfler a prominent member and also president of the local Clerk's Union has accepted a position in Mrs. Bensinger's general store.

Thermometers in different parts of town varied from zero to 10 degrees below but all consented with one accord that it was somewhat chilly.

School Notes: The Liberal Party of the Success Club held its convention Monday evening and named the following ticket:
Pres., Mortie Fosket;
Vice Pres., Ruth Wells;
Sec., Carl Dorfler;
Treas., Lizzie Kuebker.

The Conservatives met on Tuesday evening and named for their candidates:
Pres., Harry Fosket;
Vice Pres., Lola Smith;
Sec., Andrew Decker;
Treas., Raymond Payne.

Each has adopted a platform and will conduct an interesting campaign. The election will occur Dec. 19.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
19 December 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller August Gedke has sold his house and lot in this village to Ellsworth Wilcox.

Mrs. James May, of Grayslake, was the guest of her aunt, Mrs. E. G. Payne the last of last week.

What sweet and mellow sound is that one hears eery time he passes by our cigar factory? It sounds like distant wedding chimes.

We are glad to note that Lester Burdick, traveling salesman for the Rockefeller Cigar Co., who has been quite sick for several weeks at his home in Wauconda, is again on the road.
 
Ivanhoe Lily Snyder and Robbie Fosket are at home with bad colds.

Alumni Squigs
Every day brings forth additional interest in the banquet. The fact that Orville Smith is again chairman of the supper committee insures antoher splendid spread. Did we say 200? Well we say it again. Daily indications point to that many. We are to have another original poem this year, President VanPlew will arrive home from Beloit just in time to take part in the round-up of preparation, Marion Payne will be there with Knox colors, H. D. Wells will be on hand with a new collection of drummer's joke, the smily, happy face and hearty handshake of C.A. Partridge will probably be seen and felt, Toastmaster Gaggin's ready wit will sparkle forth at every opportune moment, Harriet Brainerd will bid her pupils good-bye and hurry home to tell us about "Ivanhoe in the College World," Horace Partridge will be there in spirit, Ada Kuebker, Dean Wells and Etta Grabbe will be present and mingle tales of Waukegan, Oberlin and Wheaton with reminiscences of their early Ivanhoe school days. Henry Kuebker will lock the safe, leave the careworn look behind, and join in the good time, Alice E. Smith will almost forget the "Heathen" in the joy of the occassion, Thomas Ranyard, of Chicago, will be "on deck" with an old fashioned spelling book tucked under one arm, James VanPlew will not "pass by" this year, B. J. Farnsworth will come if his rheumatism "lets up" in time, Papa Davis is coming, Dr. Payne, of Beloit, will be present to look after those who partake too freely of supper.
 
Fort Hill Mrs. Sarah Fox is on the sick list. Dr. Shaffer was called Monday.

Mrs. C. L. Thomson and baby Harold spent Friday with Mrs. C. E. Combs.

Levi Wait, of Waukegan, spent a few days of last week at his farm. He reports his brother George is recovering from his recent illness.
 
West Fremont Mr. Donley, of Chicago, is spending a few days with his father, W. Donley.

C. Thomas who has beenworking on the Round Lake ice house is around calling on old acquaintances.

Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Meyer have a christening party to their relatives and friends Sunday evening. They all enjoyed themselves dancing and playing cards. At midnight all parted feeling very happy.
 
Leithton Albert Lamadeline was in Chicago Wednesday.

Earnest Butterfield and Howard WIlcox are reported on the sick list.

T. Mills has returned from colorado to spent the winter with his son Henry.

On last Thursday evening Walter and Willie Lempker were the victims of a complete surprise by about fifty of their friends. The evening was spent in playing games, cards and dancing. Several of the young folks tripped the light fantastic to the inspiring music furnished by Prof. Ralph Darby. Refreshments were served at eleven o'clock. In the wee hours of the morning the guests departed for their homes, all declaring that Mr. and Mrs. Lempker were royal entertainers.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
26 December 1902
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Miss Cora Thomas is on a visit to her brother, B. J. Thomas at Junction City, Wis.

W. D. Porteous, C. L. Small, I. L. Wilbur and Dr. D. R. Grover are among those who are attending a poultry show at Antioch this week.

The death of Mrs. Wm. Williams on Saturday last cast a shadow of sadness over this community where she has many friends and acquaintances who held her in high esteem. The funeral was held on Tuesday and was attended by a large concourse of people. Will Knigge was employed as director. Mr. and Mrs. Williams lived on the R. P. Wilcox farm south of Diamond Lake.

Michigan prohibitionists have dug up an old law that forbids a saloon within eighty rods of a graveyard. It is difficult to see just what harm a saloon can do to a graveyard or its inhabitants. If they could keep the saloon eighty miles from where any body is alive it might be of some use.
 
Ivanhoe Ada Kuebker, of Waukegan High School is enjoying a vacation at home.

Mrs. M. Meikle was in Chicago Saturday to attend the funeral of an old acquaintance.

Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Stubbins and son Clinton arrived Wednesday evening to spend the Xmas holidays with Rev. W.H. Stubbins and wife.
 
West Fremont Mr. Stope is on the sick list.

A. D. Loomis is making up over 6000 lbs of milk daily. The average price paid per hundred for the month of November was $1.37 1/2.
 
Fort Hill George Benwell was at Morton Park Sunday to see his sister Jessie who is very sick.

After spending three weeks with A. B. Combs, Mr. McGaffey returned to his home in White Pigeon, Mich., Monday.

Miss Avis M. Payne is having a vacation. Scholars neither absent or tardy last month were:
Phyllis Paddock and Forrest Thomson.

The remains of a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Wilson, of Chicago, were brought to Grant cemetery Tuesday evening for burial. Mrs. Wilson is a sister of Mrs. Geo. Benwell.