Local News - 1906

From the Lake County Independent ,
5 January 1906
100 Years Ago
Fremont Center Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wagner, of Fremont Center, celebrated their tin wedding at their home last Sunday, Dec. 31. A number of their relatives and friends were present to enjoy the occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Wagner received many pretty and useful gifts and the best wishes of a host of friends.
 
Diamond Lake LeRoy Kane is very sick at present writing.

Mrs. F. Towner is at present attending her mother at Palatine who is quite sick.

Mrs. Darby is reported on the sick list.
 
Ivanhoe Robert Stubbins a former resident of this place now living in Oklahoma is here visiting with old friends.

Herbert Chamberlain, of Chicago, is visiting with his brother Julius here.

Mrs. James Boyer is entertaining her mother, Mrs. Weaver from southern Illinois.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
12 January 1906
100 Years Ago
Front Page $150 Saloon Theft

Diamond Lake Scene of Clever Robbery. Thieves Escape with Booty

BARTLETT & ALBRECHT LOSERS

Burglars who from all evidences appear to have been well versed in the art of housebreaking entered the Bartlett & Albrecht saloon at Diamond Lake Wednesday night and made away with booty worth in the aggregate fully $150. When the building was shut up for the night at about half past ten nothing was seen to arouse the suspicion of the proprietors of the place but some time between that hour and morning the place was entered.

The thieves carefully removed the putty from a pane of glass in one of the front windows of the building after cutting the wires of the telephone and made an entrance. Two new shotguns valued at $35 each were taken. A rifle and two revolvers were added and two pairs of high rubber boots such as are used by ice cutters were taken. These latter had just been fitted with heel plates to keep the ice cutter from slipping and were to have been used today when the ice harvest on the lake was to start.

Besides these things two rain coats, an overcoat and hunting coat were taken as well as a liberal quantity of whiskey and cigars. There was some money in the cash register and this was all stolen but the Independent is unable to learn just how much. Mr. Albrecht is authority for the statement that $150 will not cover the loss.

Tracks in the frost upon the frozen ground show evidences of a horse and buggy having driven up to the door of the building sometime during the night. It is thought the thieves escaped to the south and all towns have been telephoned in hopes of heading them off. Chicago police have been notified and it is hoped the men will soon be in custody.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Avis Payne left for Chicago Sunday wehre she will attend school.

Miss Susie Payne went to Chicago Saturday to spend several days at the home of her sister, Mrs. Hibbard Ames.

The Ladies Aid and Cemetery association will meet with Miss Agnes Payne Thursday, Jan. 11, at the usual hour. A full attendance is desired as there is sewing to be done.
 
Rockefeller Mr. and Mrs. C. Hapke entertained the former's brothers and families Sunday.

Lewis Knigge, of Libertyville, called on his parents here Sunday.

F. Holcomb's two new residences are finished. Mr. and Mrs. C. Bader and Mr. and Mrs. G. Coolride have taken up abode in them.

The ladies of Rockefeller met and organized an improvement club with Mrs. J. E. Holcomb as president; Mrs. John Cronkhite, vice president; Mrs. J. Agnsley, recording secretary; Mrs. Lathrop, financial secretary and Mrs. John Wells, treasurer. All the ladies of Rockefeller are earnestly requested to attend the next meeting to be held Friday, Jan. 19, at the home of Mrs. J. E. Holcomb.

Mrs. Cathryn Fitzgerald has returned after an extended visit in the city.

Fred Burdick and Mr. King, who are visitors at home are expecting to leave for the west in the near future.
 
Diamond Lake H. Bartlett have begun cutting ice for Bartlett & Albrecht and the Ivanhoe Creamery company. C. A. Bilinski is also filling his ice house.

Invitations are out for the marriage of Robert Lill, son of Robert and Maria Lill to Mary Snyder, eldest daughter of Rymer and Amelia Snyder, to be married at the home of the bride Jan. 18.

Mrs. Koch is visiting in Chicago this week.
 
Fremont Center Mrs. J. Rosing and children of Volo spent last Sunday with her daughter here.

Carrie Wagner has again returned after spending the holidays at her home in Waukegan.

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wagner and Mr and Mrs. Adam Behm have left for Parrisburg, Ohio where they will spend a couple of weeks with relatives and friends.

Eddy Luby of Round Lake was seen near Fremont Sunday evening, there must be some attraction there.

Mr. Frank Behm made a business trip to McHenry Wednesday.
 
Young Man Hurt in Corn Shredder Three Doctors Attempt to Set Fracture and Join Ligaments; Feared He Will Lose Use of Hand

Fred Thies Jr., of Diamond Lake, was seriously injured in a corn shredder Wednesday morning when his wrist was caught between a belt and pulley. The bones of his lower arm were crushed and the ligaments badly torn. Doctors Galloway and Taylor were called and spent the greater part of the afternoon endeavoring to mend the fracture.

Thursday morning, Dr. Foley of Waukegan was called to aid them and the three doctors again took up the task of joining the ligaments. It is feared that the young man will use the use of hand as a result of the unfortunate occurrance.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
19 January 1906
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Mr. and Mrs. Foskett entertained their cousin, Mrs. Kellog, of Palantine, a few days recently.

Mrs. Foskett visited with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ranyard at Leihton a few days ago.

Harry Abbott, a former resident of this place, but recently of New York City visited with friends here the fore part of this week. We understand that Mr. Abbott will go from here to Montana, where he will engage in the publishing business.

M. C. Decker, of North Chicago, spend Sunday with his mother here.

Choir practice at the home of Geo. Radke, Friday evening, Jan. 19.

Invitations are out for the marriage of Harry Abbott, now of Pittsburg, but formerly of this place, and Miss Grace Mercer, of LaMoille, Ill.

Last Tuesday night Mrs. August Wirtz was pleasantly surprised by a number of friends who dropped in to celebrate her birthday. It was a cinch party and was arranged by her husband who also presented her with a beautiful diamond ring. A fine supper was served and the evening was much enjoyed by all.
 
Rockefeller Mr. King's son Horance spend Monday with relatives at Wauconda.

Mrs. Albert Roder, of Grossdayle, spent Wednesday and Thursday here with parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. Roder.

Mr. and Mrs. L. Roder entertained the latter's sister, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Smith, one day last week.

The electric depot is nearly completed.

An old folks party was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Rouse. The evening was passed in a very pleasant manner.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas Lusk of Diamond Lake intended to move into Wm. Berghorn's building rooms vacated by Mr. Coolridge and family.

Mr. and Mrs. John Knigge, of Rockefeller have adopted a bright 2 year old baby girl. The little one arrived from a Chicago home January 12.
 
Diamond Lake Ella Towner is quite sick at present writing.

Marguerite Staats returned home Saturday after a two weeks' visit in Chicago.

Edith Blanchard of St. Mary's Academy spent Saturday and Sunday with Mary Bartlett.

No trace has been found of the goods stolen from Bartlett and Albright Wednesday evening.

A number from here attended the surprise party on Mr. and Mrs. John Rouse at Rockefeller Saturday evening.

Ice cutting was brought to a halt Monday by the warm rain.
 
Fremont Center Andrew Wagner of Waukegan visited Sunday with relatives here.

Miss Lucy Stahl of Long Grove spent a few days last week with her sister Mrs. M. Wagner.

Mr. and Mrs. Orvis of Waukegan were guests of the latter's parents Mr. and Mrs. John Ahart last Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Obenauf are the proud parents of a baby boy born to them Friday, Jan. 12.

Quite a few young people from here attended the tin wedding and dance at Ronnd Lake Jan. 11 given by Mr. and Mrs. Joe Amann. All reported a very good time.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
26 January 1906
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Minify returned home Thursday after a few days visit in the city.

Messrs and Mesdames Harry, Jack and Rob Rouse and families attended the wedding of Miss Mary Snyder and Mr. Robert Lill of Leighton at the home of the bride Thursday evening.

Fred Sandman and daughter Iva of Libertyville called on F. Knigge and family Saturday.

The electric depot is now complete. The workmen who were from Zion City left Friday.

Charles Sanborn and Harry Kramer from the city spent Saturday here with their parents.

Will Bader and sister Anna visited their brother Carl and wife Saturday.
 
Fort Hill M. B. Huson is on the sick list.

A. B. Combs cut his foot while splitting logs last week.

Miss Jennie Davis, of Chicago, is spending a few days with her brother Simon and caring for the sick ones.

John Benwell has accepted a position on a large poultry farm near Liberytville.
 
Ivanhoe John Hodge attended the Farmers' Institute at Gurnee one day last week.

Word reaches here of the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hubbard, nee Alice Payne, of Carlisle Ark.

Z. Webster, of Crytal Lake, visited with his cousin, Mrs. Dean, a couple of days ago.

George Wagner, of Waukegan, is visiting with his sone Phillip, who lives near this place.

Last Tuesday was a rushing day at Frank Dolph's feed mill. A number of teams being unable to unload until nearly night. Come earlier next time gentlemen.

John Luebbe, our local trapper caught a snow white muskrat the other day. This is a very rare animal and so far as we have been able to learn the first one ever captured in this locality.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
2 February 1906
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Misses Florence Bierman and Delta Schnabele, of Libertyville, called on Miss Grace Small Wednesday afternoon.

Mrs. J. Aynsley and daughter Lillian were guests of friends at Libertyville Thursday.

George Knigge, of Diamond Lake, called on his parents here Thursday.

A book social was given at the home of Lillian Aynesly, Friday evening. All who attended had a most enjoyable time.

Jim May, of Grayslake, was a pleasnat guest at the ome of his cousin, Irving Payne and wife Thursday.

Mrs. L. Specht and nephew, Glen Knigge spent the later part of last week with relatives in the city.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilcox visited at the home of their son Charles, at Libertyville.
 
Ivanhoe Theodore Decker spent Sunday with his mother here.

Mr. and Mrs. George Hawkins spent Sunday with the latter's parents at Gages Lake.

The little daughter of M. Wirtz who has been ill with pneumonia is better at the present writing.

Mrs. Byron Smith and little daughter, of Waukegan, visited relatives here a few days this week.

John Lubbe and Albert Snyder made a trip to Chicago one day last week to dispose of some fine skins, which they had secured by trapping during the winter.

Little Horace Grabbe had the misfortune to break his arm just above the wrist by a fall one day last week. The little fellow is doing well however.

We hear Frank Kane is very ill with typhoid fever.

H. C. Payne filled his ice house last week with ice from Diamond Lake
 
Diamond Lake The Ladies Aid will meet with Mrs. R. Lill Thursday Feb. 8.

Mr. and Mrs. Poulton are visiting at the home of the latter's mother at present.
 
Fremont Center Mathew and Annie Brown, Peter and Tillie Wagner, of Volo, called on friends here Sunday.

Miss Katie Ironimus has returned home after the illness of her sister, Mrs. Frank Henkel.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
9 February 1906
100 Years Ago
Front Page Boy Breaks Leg Coasting Down Hill

Accident at Diamond Lake Results in Fracture of Leg; Boys Had Fastened Sleds Together.

Hiram Bartlett Jr., had the misfortune to break his leg just above the ankle one day last week while coasting with several comrades near the Diamond Lake school. The boys had two sleds fastened together with a board. Young Bartlett was in front steering, with four or five boys behind on the sled.

As the sled neared the bottom of the hill and while it was going at a high rate of speed his foot slipped from the runner and caught on a log snapping both bones of the lower leg. Drs. Taylor and Galloway of Libertyville set the leg and he is recovering nicely.
 
Rockefeller The Ladies' Improvement Society, of Rockefeller, will give a booth social at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Wells Saturday evening Feb. 17. Music will be continuous and an old fashioned cancy pull will conclude the evening's entertainment.

Mrs. Wells has been quite ill at the home of her daughter Mrs. J. Rouse.

Mrs. and Mrs. Ford of Wauconda visited one day last week with the latter's mother Mrs. Wells.

Miss Anthony Reese has been a guest of her father here recently.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Payne and sone Irving and wife left Tuesday for the balmy south to spend the remainder of our frigid month.

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Tegtmeir's children have been quite ill the past week but at present are some what improved.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Ada Kuebker visited her parents here Sunday.

Mrs. Olive Whitmore, of Warren, has been visiting her nephew A. L. Wilbur the past week.

Miss Susie Payne has been visiting her sister Mrs. Hibbard Ames, of Chicago, for a few days.

James Boyer left Monday morning for Texas where he will spend some time in looking over the country.

Miss Ida Hidorn is the guest of Henry Grabbe's family this week.

Mr. Johnson of Grayslake, is moving some of his goods to this place, having rented Mrs. Dean's farm for the ensuing year.
 
Diamond Lake Mrs. Joe Brockson and daughter spend Saturday with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Rouse.

A party of young folks took in the theatre at Waukegan Sunday night.

D. Griffith sold his farm supplies Monday in preparation for the removal of himself and family to Montana where Dave has purchased an 80 acre farm.

A farewell party was held at the home of Mr. C. Young last Saturday evening. Mr. Young and family move to LIbertyville in the near future.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
16 February 1906
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Mr. Norlick, of Lake Forest, has purchased the Geo. Davis farm and will move onto it this spring.

E. A. Ransom went to Chicago last week and purchased a fine team of horses.

Word received from James Boyer states that he is in New Mexico and has made the acquaintance of several "big injuns."

Through the breaking of a binding pole Frank Dolph was thrown from a load of hay the other day sustaining severe bruises and injuries but fortunately no bones were broken and Mr. Dolph was able to be around the next day.

While driving up to Dolphs feed mill last Friday with a load of corn Mr. Kuebker was accidently thrown to the ground, one wheel passing over his legs. While seriously lames Mr. Kuebker is recovering from his injuries.

Mrs. John Shepherd and children, of Druces Lake and Miss Willett, of Antioch spent Sunday at G. E. Hawkin's.

Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Hawkins entertained about 35 of their friends last Friday night. The evening was passed in playing games and a light lunch was served just before the party broke up in the early hours.

A dog which was to all appearances mad passed through here Saturday morning coming from the south road and going east toweard Rockefeller. It was running swiftly along and only stopped to snap at other dogs and was last seen by F. Zersen fighting with his dog. It was an odd looking dog, coal black, smooth haired, ears erect and having something the appearance of a wolf.
 
Rockefeller Miss Annie Knigge visited her sister at Lake Zurich recently.

Mrs. Fitzgerald and children left Tuesday for a few days visit with relatives in the city.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, of Palatine, visited a few days recently with the latter's sister, Mrs. R. Rouse.
 
Diamond Lake Mrs. L. M. Colby, of Ravenswood, spent several days last week with her brother William Cooper, of this place.

The young folks of this vicinity gave Freddie and Laura Towner a pleasant surprise last Friday evening and a good time was had by all. Refreshments were served.
 
Fremont Center Miss Roney of West Fremont was a pleasant caller here last Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. John Hertel are both on the sick list at present.

John Ahart Sr. was a Chicago visitor last week.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
23 February 1906
100 Years Ago
Fremont Center Cutting and hauling wood is the principal business of the farmer at present.

Miss Rose Fredericks visited friends and relatives in Chicago the past two weeks.

Otto, the eight year old son of Mike Obenauf who was operated upon for appendicits a short time ago by Dr. Foley, of Waukegan, is recovering nicely at present.

Last Sunday evening Miss Katie Obenauf was pleasantly surprised by a number of relatives and friends who dropped in to celebrate her eighteenth birthday. Her father made her a birthday present of a beautiful gold watch. At the close of the evening which was greatly enjoyed by all, a lunch was served.
 
Rockefeller Mrs. Minify, of Chicago, is spending a few days with parents here.

A. J. King is giving Mr. Einsman at Diamond Lake a helping hand in blacksmithing.

Mr. and Mrs. C. Hapke returned home Thursday after a week's visit with relatives in the city.

John Albright, of Minnesota, was here on business and called on relatives and friends.

Mr. Stockel, of Racine, Wis., was a guest of his mother and brother here Sunday.

Miss Mabel Rudolph visited her parents at Riverview Sunday.

Miss Clara Knigge was a guest of her sister Emma, in the city a few days and attended a pirse masque ball of the P. D. Gilt Lodge No. 9.
 
Ivanhoe C. M. Foskett and Master Robert were Chicago visitors last Monday.

Edward Boyes has begun moving his goods to his new home at Libertyville.

James Boyer returned home from his Texas trip last Thursday. He expresses himself well pleased with the country. Prices of land are advancing rapidly, with hundreds of home seekers coming into the country.

Orgaard Bros. are preparing to start for their new home in Dakota.

The valentine social at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry VanPlew last Friday eveing was largely attended and as usual at R. VanPlew's a pleasant time was enjoyed by all present.
 
Diamond Lake The first meeting this year of the Diamond Lake Cemetery association will be held Thursday Mar. 1, at the home of Mrs. Ellsworth Wilcox at 2 o'clock. All memebers and friends are urged to be present.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
2 March 1906
100 Years Ago
Diamond Lake Mrs. R. E. Turpening and daughter of Ravenswood visited with her father, John Rouse, Sr. at Lakeside cottage Thursday.

Walter and George Bonniwell, of Hutchinson, Minn., are spending the week with their uncle, H.P. Bartlett and family.

Mrs. H. C. Ost, of Greenville, Mo., arrived at Diamond Lake Wednesday morning. She will visit at Diamond Lake several weeks.

Miss Mary Bartlett returned to school at St. Mary's Academy at Libertyville after a forced vacation of several weeks owing to the school being placed under quarantine.

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Gerber, a baby girl.

Miss Lydia Gerber, of Chicago, spent Sunday with her parents here.

Mr. Risto, foreman for the E.J.& E. and who is well known here resigned his position last week and left Tuesday for Indiana, where he will make his future home.

William Lunker and family will move onto the farm vacated by Emil Risto.

Margaret Staatz was agreeably surprized by about thirty of her friends Tuesday it being the occasion of her 15th birthday. Refreshments were served. All present had a most excellent time.
 
Rockefeller Collector J. J. Porteous, of Libertyville township will be in Rockefeller next Monday making collections.

Herman Kublank of Algonquin spent a few days of last week with relatives here.

Master Roy Thatcher enjoyed a few days last week with his grantparents at Leighton.

Miss Gladys Blackler, of Lake Forest, was a guest of relatives here Saturday.

Miss Flossie Rudolph from the city spent several days with her aunt, Mrs. A.J. King.

Geroge Meyer was compelled to visit a doctor in the city for a treatment on his neck.
 
Ivanhoe The roads - well, perhaps the less said about them, the better.

Miss Viola Jones, of Grayslake, is visiting with her aunt, Mrs. Edward Boyes of this place.

Miss Rena Decker spent last Sunday with her sister, Mrs. Charles Parker at Volo.

Carl Dorfler and sons are remodeling their barn to accommodate their growing business.

Robins were seen in this place one day last week, verily it would seem that spring is near at hand.

Joe Wismer has begun moving his goods to the Will Putnam farm south of this place, which he has rented for the ensuing year.

Choir practice at Mr. Beckwith's next Friday evening.
 
Fremont Center Miss Mary Fredericks, of Chicago, spent the past week with relatives.

Joe Spoerl moved his family back to Milwaukee recenlty where they will in the future make their home.

The surprise party given last Wednesday by Mr. and Mrs. John Wagner was well attended and all had a good time.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
9 March 1906
100 Years Ago
Diamond Lake I wish to thank all who so kindly assisted at the funeral of my dear husband.
Mrs. E. G. Feuerstein.
 
Rockefeller Miss Alma Quentin of Shapaka, Minn. called on her aunt Mrs. L. Specht of this place Wednesday.

Frank Bock and family entertained Mr. Bock's sister of Rondout a few days last week.

Will Risto of Diamond Lake is at present stoping with Mr. and Mrs. L. Roder.

Messers John Albright and Will Bader left for Minnesota Wednesday accompanied by H. Albright, J. Bartlett and Carl Bader as far as Chicago.

Mr. Kramer left Saturday for Indiana for an extended visit.

Mrs. Lathrop entertained her mother a few days last week.

Riley Coudrey moved onto his farm recenlty vacated by Mr. Crittenden.

Theodore Swan of Chicago visited with his mother and sister here.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. Henry VanPlew is making an extended visit with her sister at Stoughton, Wis.

Mr. Schlicker, of Waukegan, moved onto the Edward Boyes farm last week.

Frank Dorfler of Wauconda is moving to the Hurlbutt place here, which he has rented for the ensuing year.

The many friends of George Myers, who is being treated for a tumerous growth on his face will be glad to learn that he is growing better.

Julius Chamberlain of this place received word last week of the death of his father.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
16 March 1906
100 Years Ago
Fremont Center Miss Lizzie Ahart visisted with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ahart this week.

Albert Wagner bought a fine colt of John Deinlein for $175 one day this week.

The many friends of Ignatz Honl who lived in this neighborhood for serveral years were pleased to see him around again the past few days.
 
Rockefeller The Ladies Improvement Club will meet Friday afternoon at Hotel Cameron.

The house of J. E. Holcomb vacated by Carl Bader is now occupied by I. Foos of Chicago.

Theodore and Bert Swan of Chicago spent Sunday with their mother Mrs. Swan of Rockefeller.

Miss Kittie Steinbock of Chicago attended the card party here Saturday evening and was entertained over Sunday by Mrs. Everett Wells.

Mr. and Mrs. John Wells are now occupying their new home. Its interior finish is beautiful and artistic and a good sample of Contractor Porteous' work. The grounds when completed in the spring will be all that nature and art can produce.

Bernard Swan is now employed by the Wisconsin Central on the milk train.

Mrs. Rob Rouse and daughter Lila Mae enjoyed one day of last week with friends at Libertyville.

Mrs. A. J. King entertained her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Houghton, of Wauconda Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Roder and Dewalt Kramer and children from the city visited with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Knigge over Sunday.

Vincent Martin and Miss Grace, of Wauconda, were in town Sunday visiting the latter's sister at Waukegan via the electric.

Miss Emma Meyer, of Ivanhoe, called on Miss Anna Cronkhite Tuesday afternoon.
 
Ivanhoe Choir meeting Friday evening at the home of Miss Daisy Vanplew.

Born, March 7 to Mr. and Mrs. Richardson, a daughter.

Contractor Adam Titus has just finished a fine well for John Duddles north of this place.

Mrs. John Hodge of this place is teaching the Diamond Lake school during the temporary absence of the regular teacher.

Thomas Boyer made a trip to Volo and Round Lake the other day. He reports the roads are something terrible.

Quite a number have taken books from the traveling library located here and still there are plenty left for those who wish to avail themselves of the opportunity for obtaining some good reading.

Married, March 7, in Waukegan by Rev. Chidester, Miss Susie Payne of this place and Mr. Roy Jones, of Gilmer. They will be home at Gilmer after April 1. We extend our congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Jones and wish them a happy and prosperous life.

Those who attended services last Sunday evening had the pleasure of hearing a fine address by Rev. Olin Wood, of Hagler, Neb. Mr. Wood is a grandson of deacon John Duddles of this place and at present is a student at the Moody Institute in Chicago.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
23 March 1906
100 Years Ago
Fremont Center Mr. Shank, of Indiana spent last week with relatives and friends here.

Miss Nickols of Wauconda returned to her school duties here after a short vacation.

Miss Lizzie Ahart returned to her school at Long Grove Monday.

Mrs. E. V. Orvis of Waukegan spent Saturday and Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ahart.

Charles Crittenden has moved to Mrs. Kapple's farm which he has leased for the coming year.
 
Ivanhoe Quite a fall of the beautiful snow this week.

Born, March 15 to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dorfler, a daughter.

Mrs. James Boyer is entertaining two nieces from southern Illinois.

Last Saturday afternoon the roof of Dolph's feed mill was discovered to be on fire but neighbors quickly gathered at the scene and extinguished the flames before serious damage was done.

At the caucus last Saturday Frank Dolph was nominated for town clerk, Frank Deitz, assessor; Louis Keiler, collector; and JOhn Deinlein for highway commissioner. We understand there will be one or two independent candidates.
 
Rockefeller Mrs. Fitzgerald and son spent several days visiting relatives in the city.

Mrs. H. P. Stone of Ravenswood spent last Thursday with her sister Mrs. Lathrop.

The electric has been well patronized this week by prospective jurors for the murder trial now on at Waukegan.

Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Aynsley and sons Calvin and Robert spent last Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Brown of Waukegan.

Robert Rouse transacted business at Waukegan last Monday having purchased five horses at that place. Ray Wells returned with the horses Tuesday.

Walter Diedrich and friends of Rogers Park were guests at the home of F. Knigge and family Sunday.

Wm. Knigge declares he will be first in line for cement side walk. As soon as the weather will permit he intends constructing a six foot walk in front of his business property which he leased to Mr. Warren.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilson of Palatine were entertained here at the home of the latter's father, G. Hardin and sister Mrs. R. Rouse.

Miss McBride of Palatine visited her mother and sister over Sunday.

Frank Cronkhite of Pittsburg, Ohio was a pleasnat guest of his parents and sister here recently.
 
Diamond Lake Closes Saloon At Diamond Lake

Young Man Makes Trouble for Proprietors Who had Slot Machine Running - Charged with Selling Minors and Running on Sunday.

Paul Ray, of Diamond Lake, a member of Battery C and well known in Waukegan, has instituted a reform movement all his own and which has resulted in the closing of the saloon at Diamond Lake.

Last week Ray caused Bartlett & Albright, the proprietors, a lot of trouble by bringing to the attention of authorities the presence of a slot machine in their saloon. It cost them $140, and Diamond Lake was greatly excited. There were threats against Ray and the village young lady to whom he had been paying his attentions, a sister of Bartlett, berated him for his actions. He retaliated by vowing openly he would bring charges against the saloon proprietor of selling on Sunday, to minors and without a license, and would do so in a hurry.

Tuesday the saloon was closed, as it is again today, the windows being boarded up and appearances indicating the the proprietors have decided to quit the business.

However Ray is in bad odor with a great many residents at the summer resort and his action and threats have divided the community into factions which vigorously condemn or laud his stand.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
30 March 1906
100 Years Ago
Fort Hill C. B. Combs of W. McHenry spent Satuday at Fort Hill.

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Graves will move to the Marshall home at Hainesville in the near future.
 
Rockefeller Mr. Cameron went to Chicago Monday to look after the spring repairs of his property there.

A. Appell and brother Paul visited the Appell farm just west of town Sunday. The Appell's have moved out here from Chicago and are spending a great deal in the improving of the place.

Arthur Berghorn from the city enjoyed Sudnay ehre with his parents and sister.

Ed Payne and wife were welcomed back Monday after an absence of several months in Florida and southern states.

The ladies of the town who organized "The Improvement Club" of Rockefeller for the improving of its streets and the laying of crosswalks feel encouraged at the success they have met with the officials of the Wisconsin Central and also the C. &. M. electric railroads.
 
Diamond Lake The next meeting of the Damond Lake cemetery association will be hled with Mrs. Wm. Rouse, Thursday, April 5 at 2 o'clock.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
6 April 1906
100 Years Ago
Front Page Leighton Operator a Suicide

Paul H. Layman Who Had Worked At That Place Several Months Shoots Self.

Unsettled in Habits; of Despondent Nature

Paul H. Layman, night operator at the Leighton station, the place where the E.J. & E. railroad crosses the Wisconsin Central, committed suicide early last Friday morning with a revolver which he placed to his head and fired.

He was in bed at the time at the Robert Lill home at Diamond Lake where he boarded. His action is as yet entirely unaccounted for and an uncle who raised the young man from early boyhood and who accompanied the remains to his former home at Reynolds, Ind., stated that as far as he knew there was no cause whatever for the suicide.

Religiouis Enthusiast

Layman had worked at Leithton since December, boarding with the Lill family. To Mrs. Lill he confided his desire to become an evangelist and would at times weep in his despondency over the seeming impossibility of realizing his ambition.

Sunday evening he read aloud to the Lill family until all retired and seemed in a cheerful frame of mind.

He recently resigned his position as operator and Saturday the man arrived who was to take his place which seemed a relief to Layman, as he had tired of the work.

Top of Head Blown Off

The revolver with which the deed was committed is described by Coroner Taylor as of the largest caliber he has ever seen and the top of Layman's head was completly blown off by its discharge.

The scene of the tragedy is described as being awful. The power of the shot tore the entire top of his head off. The bed was a mass of blood and torn flesh and his brain was lying in pieces upon the floor.

Was Naturally Unsettled

Layman was of a morbid disposition. He was always unsettled as to his future and never held a job for any length of time but was always looking for a change. It seemed to be his disposition never to be satisfied with his occupation. It is thought possible that his mind was affected at times.
 
Rockefeller Mrs. Anna Lathrop is visiting relatives in the city this week.

William Newton has just completed a fine new residence west of town.

The Improvement Club will give a New England supper at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Aynsley next Friday evening April 6, this being the last entertainment the club will give for some time. We hope everyone in town as well as our neighboring towns will come and help make it a success and to enjoy the cooking for which the ladies of Rockefeller are famous. The proceeds are to be used in putting in cross walks and in otherwise improving the appearance of the town. The experiences of the past few weeks should make us realize the importance of the question. Supper will served from five to nine o'clock.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. Bensinger of Wadsworth was an Ivanhoe visitor last Sunday.

James Boyer made a trip to Volo and Round Lake Tuesday of this week.

Ed Dietz has rented Mrs. Hawkins house and will move here in the near future.

Mr. Schlicker of Warrenton visited with his son of this place the other day.

Mrs. Johnson entertained her father from Wisconsin last week.

Mrs. Wismer is very low and slight hopes are entertained for her recovery.

If you meet a lady with a wild determined look in her eyes, don't be alarmed, as she is only thinking of cleaning house.
 
Fort Hill Mrs. C. L. Thomson spent Tuesday with her sister Mrs. O. A. Howard of Grant.

Fred Converse shipped a car load of cattle Saturday.

Mrs. Peris Delano, of Sandwich, Ill., and Mrs. Annie McCrory of Cogswell, N. Dak. are the guests of their cousin, Mrs. C. E. Combs.
 
Leithton Did you get fooled last Sunday?

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Butterfield returned from Benton last week.

Miss Fanny Brixon is working for Charles Wilcox.

Charles Lusk moved last week.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
13 April 1906
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Mrs. Fannie Payne entertained her sister, Mrs. Bates, of Chicago, over Sunday.

Mr. Ranyard, of Leighton, visited with his daughter, Mrs. Fosket of this place last Friday.

Miss Daisy VanPlew is making an extended visit with her uncle, Mr. Almon at Gages Lake.

Tony Dorfler made a business trip to Richmond, McHenry Co., the other day.

Arthur Ritta is having a large amount of underdraining done on the land which he recently purchased of H. C. W. Meyers. Messrs. Richardson and Radke are doing the owrk which is a guarantee that it will be well done.
 
Rockefeller Dr. H. A. Carlson spent Sunday with his mother Mr. Lyler [sic]

Little Eddie Zersen who was very ill for several days is now out of danger. Dr. Martin is in attendance.

We are sorry to note that Mrs. Kublank is not improving from the paralytic stroke received some months ago. Mrs. Reihl is staying with her in the capacity of nurse.

Charles Comiskey of the Chicago White Sox and his brother transacted business with J. E. Holcomb one day last week. Is is Mr. Comiskey's desire to become a resident of this vicinity.

The Wisconsin Central put on their work trains this week. They expect to be here with their double track by September. One day this week by the breaking of a wheel several cars went into the ditch near Leithton. No one was hurt.

Walter Reinhardt is now employed on the C&M electric road at Kenosha.

Mr. Reese entertained his daughters of the city over Sunday.
 
Diamond Lake Carrie Tomers is slowly recovering from thyphoid fever.

Miss Alvena Tomes was home from Lake Forest Saturday.

Albert Dyer has so far recovered from typhoid fever that he was removed to the home of his uncle, Frank Dyer last Saturday.

Miss Ella Towner is working for Mrs. Geo. Ray.

George A. Ost is making preparations for a trip to South Dakota the latter part of the week.

Lloyd Ray and Justin Bilinski have returned to school after enjoying a week's vacation.

We are glad to report that Hazel Darby who has been under the doctor's care for some time is again able to be out.

Albert Dyer who has been suffering with typhoid fever for the past eight weeks was moved from Ed Brockman's to his uncle's home at Leithton last week.
 
Fort Hill Mrs. Barney Amann is very sick.

Jesse Groves bought a horse in Chicago recently.

Mrs. George H. Burnette, of Waukegan, visited her sister, Mrs. C. E. Combs.
 
Fremont Center John Wagner visited the county seat on business the first of the week.

Albert Behm is preparing to do a large amount of tiling as soon as spring opens up in good earnest. Otto Johnson has the contract for the work.

Mrs. G. M. Traut is the victim of a sprained ankle the result of a recent fall.

Miss Kate Nicholls spent Saturday and Sunday in Wauconda.

Jacob Brambraugh was called to Indiana on business the latter part of last week.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
20 April 1906
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Miss Hattie Brainerd of WAterman, Ill. is visiting with her parents here a few days.

Mrs. Fannie Payne entertained her brother Wm. Bates, of Chicago over Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Otis Smith of Wadsworth spent Easter with the former's parents here.

Miss Emma Fisher of Leighton, who recently returned home after spending the winter in the south, was a pleasant caller in this place last Monday.

After a long and painful illness, Mrs. Johanna Wismer, wife of Xavier Wismer of this place, passed away Monday, April 16. Mrs. Wismer was born in Germany Nov. 6, 1766 [sic]; came to America Nov. 23, 1898. She was married June 30, 1900. Her husband and four children are left to mourn her loss. Funeral was held Wednesday of this week, interment being in the Ivanhoe cemetery. Mr. Wismer and family have the entire sympathy community in this their sad bereavement.
 
Rockefeller Mr. and Mrs. Dawson were city visitors Monday.

Miss Emma Knigge from the city was a guest at home over Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Irving Payne are expected home soon from their visit in the south.

Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Doolittle have returned home after a season visit at the home of their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ames of Palmyra, Virginia.

Miss Anna Cronkhite went to the city Monday to meet her neices, Marion and Edith Shaddle, of Colorado, who accompanied her home for an extended visit with their grandparents here.
 
Diamond Lake Mrs. Gruber spent the week at Baraboo, Wis.

There was a pleasant surprise upon H. Blows Monday evening it being his birthday.

A number of companies of soldiers from Fort Sheridan camped Monday night at this place pitching their tents on the Bartlett & Albright picnic grounds.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
27 April 1906
100 Years Ago
Front Page Lake County Man for Circus

Clayton C. Dean, of Ivanhoe, has an invention which he believes will make him both rich and famous within the next few months. It is in the form of an apparatus for turning summersaults in an automobile and is designed to make the blood of the onlookers at summer parks and circuses turn cold whiel the other performers turn green with envy.
The invention in simplicity itself and Mr. Dean firmly believes will make a hit. The rider mounts the machine which is especially constructed for the stunt. At a signal a mammoth weight is released. This suddenly goes down and the machine at the same time with its rider goes up, turns a flop in circumambient atmosphere and lands, according to the program, cool and unharmed upon the solid earth.
Mr. Dean to show his faith in his machine announced to the Independent Wednesday that he himself would flop the flop. He says that several amusement companies are negotiating with him and he expects to put the outfit in operation in the near future.
 
Rockefeller Miss Florence Sherman will be with us again arriving Saturday, April 28, after having a delightful trip in Texas.

The card party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Rouse proved to be a most social affair. Everyone left leaving a request for just such another one.

Mr. and Mrs. Irving Payne will occupy the Norton homestead May 1.

Mrs. Rich and son Donald were city visitors Friday of last week.

Miss Grace Small visited with her parents at Gilmer Sunday.

Ray Wells and Bernard Swan are now in the employ of the Wisconsin Central road on gravel cars.

Mr. Rich was re-elected as the school director having 51 votes.

Ira Doolittle called on his parents Sunday.

Mrs. Albert Roder, of Grossdale, was a guest at the altter's home here several days last week.

Mr. and Mrs. R. Smith are at present assisting in the care of their son George at Diamond Lake who is very low with typhoid fever.

A. Briggs, of Lake Zurich, called on W. Berghorn and family Thursday of last week.

Mr. and Mrs. G. Thatcher enjoyed Thursday evening in celebrating the latter's parent's silver wedding at their home in Leithton.
 
Ivanhoe Seeding of small grain is nearly all done in this locality.

Mrs. Siegler is entertaining her sister Miss Stoffel, of Chicago.

Contributions are being solicited in this place and vicinty for the San Francisco sufferers.

Leslie Beckwith who is a mail clerk on the Wisconsin Central rail road was home over Sunday.

At the school meeting last Saturday evening Carl Dorfler was elected director, Wm. Kuebker being the retiring member.

Dolph and Joise with their traction engine and scraper did a fine job on the road last Friday, between this place and Rockefeller.
 
Diamond Lake William Hokemeyer of Palatine spent Saturday and Sunday with his sister Mrs. F. B. Towner.

Ed Brockman is sick with typhoid fever at the present time.

Geo. Ost has returned from his visit to South Dakota.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Lempker entertained their friends on their twenty-fifth anniversary and all reports a good time.

Mr. and Mrs. Einsmann spent Sunday in Chicago visiting their daughter Mrs. Miller.

Miss Mabel Koch has returned home for the summer.

School Notes

The pupils who were neither absent nor tardy and whose deportment was satisfactory during the past month were:
Robert Rouse, Gordon Ray, James Towner, Jerry Towner, Leroy Kane, Thomas Cooper, Leroy Ost, Georgie Ost, Harold Ostt, Arthur Brockman, Merrill Weiskopf, Marguerite Staats, Gertrude Towner, Evoline Towner, Pearl Ray, Marguerite Ost, Doris Cooper, Myrtle Brockman, Luella Mitchell, Elsie Weiskopf.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
4 May 1906
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. Cameron has added antoher team to his livery.

Mrs. FitzJerald and son are spending a few days in the city this week.

Mr. Berghorn is amking extensive repairs on his store building. Mr. McBride is doing the painting.

Miss Florence Sharman who has been spending the winter in St. Louis and Texas has returned to her home.

Mr. Knigge of the Central Hotel is kept very busy these days. His hotel is the headquarters for the employees of the Wisconsin Central.

Mrs. G. A. Nichols, of Esterville, Iowa, who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. Tyler and her sister, Mrs. J. E. Holcomb for the past two weeks returned to her home on Tuesday.

Dr. H. A. Carson and family, of Chicago are living with his mother, Mrs. Tyler, this summer. He is going and coming via the electric and St. Paul to and from Chicago each day.
 
Ivanhoe Corn planting next in order.

E. E. Smith of Waukegan was the guest of his brother Frank of this place over Sunday.

Adam Behm is planting a large orchard on the farm which he recently purchased from Mrs. Dean.

Singular how many homeless and ownerless dogs these days, about time for the tax assessor to be calling.

Last Wednesday occurred the death of Mr. Gottieb Myers at the home of his sone H. C. W. Myers of this place, at the advanced age of 84 years. Mr. Myers came to this county in 1851 from Germany. He was well known for his integrity of character and kind neighborly disposition. Funeral was held Friday, interment being at Long Grove cemetery where his wife was buried many years ago.
 
Fremont Center John Tekampe was a McHenry caller Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Heronimus spent Sunday with relatives at Fort Hill.

Miss Josephine Diebold has returned to her home after a short visit with friends and relatives in the city.

The many friends of Mrs. Geo. Shmitt are glad to hear that she is rapidly improving after a recent operation at the hospital at Waukegan.
 
Fort Hill Frank Gries's children are sick with scarlet fever.

Clifford Housch, of Winchester, Ind., is working for Geo. Huson.

George Cleveland and A. B. Combs each bought a horse at the STanton sale.

Arthur Stanford and sister Mary, of Chicago, were out to Cloverdale farm the first of the week.

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Combs, of West McHenry, was brought to the Fort Hill cemetery for burial April 27.
 
Obituary Dedrich Meyer was born in Landisberger, Germany, Dec. 8, 1822. He emigrated to America in 1851 coming at once to DuPage County, Illinois, where he remained until 1853 at which time, after his marriage to Miss Wilhelmina Berning, in 1852, he settle in Lake county.
To Mr. and Mrs. Meyer was born two children, both living. A son, H. C. W. Meyer is supervisor from Fremont. The other, a daughter, is Mrs. F. Grote, Chicago. Mrs. Meyer died March 17, 1880, and from that time until his death Mr. Meyer made his home with his son.
His death was unexpected up to a short time before it occurred as he has always been a man of most excellent constitution. He was sick barely four weeks and until a few days before he passed away he was able to be about. His death occurred April 25. Burial was at Long Grove.

Card of Thanks

To our many friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us at the time of the death our our father, Dedrich Meyer, we extend our sincere thanks.
H. C. W. Meyer and Family.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
11 May 1906
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Lee Warren and family entertained relative Sunday.

P. Bergen our night operator has left us. Mr. Waterman taking the position.

Walter Diedrich and friend, of Rogers Park, stopped at the home of F. Knigge and family Sunday.

Miss Emma Baker, of Long Grove, called on friends here on her way to visit relatives at Libertyville.

Vincent Martin and sisters, of Wauconda, went to Chicago Saturday evening via the electric and St. Paul.

A herd of Shetland ponies of about 300 in number were a few days ago brought to the Norton farm by Mr. Simpson of Chicago.

Mrs. George Coolidge is under the doctors care suffering fromn a complication of diseases.

Ed Madole formerly of Libertyville has moved onto the Norton farm where he has been engaged as foreman for the season.

Miss Gillman, of Waukegan, and Frank Appley, of Libertyville, spent Sunday afternoon at the home of J. E. Holcomb.

Mr. Flyn and wife, of Chicago, spent Sunday at hotel Cameron. Mr. Flyn is chief electrical engineer for the Consolidated Electrical Company.

The children of our primary room are regretting the loss of their teacher Miss Gertrude Lester who has served faithfully and diligently for the past three years, to accept a position in the schools at Grayslake.

Mr. Woods, our genial fish man had better stay at home on Tuesdays. He don't like to get wet. Last week he stayed all day at a farm house seeking shelter from the rain only to get caught in the big hail storm on his way home in the evening. This week he called at noon dripping wet but would not stop. We wonder the reason why.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. Handy is at Wauconda caring for a lady who is very ill.

H. C. Payne is treating his house and barn to a new coat of paint. Andrews and son of Libertyville are doing the work.

Last Sunday morning as James Boyer's horse stood hitched to a post in front of his residence a passing automobile frightened the animal, which broke away and started towards Fremont Centre at a mad pace, closely pursued by the "red devil." The horse was caught at Fremont Center, uninjured although the carriage was badly damaged.
 
Diamond Lake Herman Brockman has given his house on the Darby farm a new coat of paint.

Mrs. George Krapf says she would rather husk corn than go to a wedding.

The many Chicagoans who annually make this place their summer headquarters are beginning to renew their acquaintances here.
 
Fremont Center Mr. and Mrs. Behm and Frank Behm attended the Behn-Baker wedding at Wheeling last Wednesday.

On Wednesday morning, May 2, at the home of her son George, occurred the death of Mrs. George Hertel at the advanced age of 84 years. She leaves to mourn her loss three sons and two daughters, Andrew, Mike and George, Mrs. A. B. Behm, of Fremont, and Mrs. George Wagner, of Waukegan. Mrs. Hertel was an old resident of Fremont and highly respected by all who knew her.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
18 May 1906
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller George Lindemann, of Chicago, spent Monday here.

Mrs. Brooxen of Waukegan called on Mrs. A. J. King Tuesday.

Mrs. G. Coolridge has been seriously ill, two doctors being in attendance Monday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Madole of Libertyville have moved onto the Norton farm formerly occupied by J. Wells.

J. B. Lyncy who recently bought the Andrews farm purchased a new international spreader recently.

Mr. and Mrs. P. Houghten of Wauconda were guests at the home of thier daughter Mrs. A. J. King and family the first of the week.

J. E. Holcomb has platted a large addition to his subdivision and is prepared to sell lots both for business purposes and for residences.

Dean Aynsley has his wagon on the road and is now supplying his patrons with meats. He is also furnishing suppplies to Ravinia Park Casino.

Mr. Simpson from the city was out Saturday to look after his Shetland ponies also bringing another car load making the drove about 500 in number.

Mr. Herrick of Wisconsin who has been engaged in work here for some time entertained his wife and children Tuesday, his intention being to move his family here soon.

Our park is growing to be quite a beautiful and artistic little spot under the skillful hands and leisure moments of Will Knigge the barber, Theodore and Bernard Swan.

We understand our genial station agent, W. L. Rich has resigned his position as agent for the Wisconsin Central after a faithful service of about thirteen years.

A large gang of men was placed at work last week widening the leveling the road bed of the Chicago & Milwaukee electric in preparation for the laying of another track thus making the line from the race track to Rockefller a double track system and so be ready to care for the crowds which will be hauled this summer at the time of the races. Much work is planned as well for the company's landscape gardener about the depot grounds it being the plan of the road to lay a drive way and plant shubbery much to the betterment of the general appearance of that part of our village.
 
Diamond Lake George Ray is painting his boats getting ready for the spring rush.

Barlet & Albright have bought the old camping grounds and are improving them with woven wire fence. They are going to re-christen the grounds.

Last Friday night after dark someone hauled a load of old tine cans and rubbish onto the road between Diamond Lake and Gilmer dumping it upon the highway. The guilty one ought to be arrested and punished as the farmers take great pride in keeping the raod in order.

Walter Lemker is the only man in Diamond Lake or in the whole world for that matter, that a flass door can go through. Ask Will Ray or Till Mitchell.

Mrs. George Krapf has been sick in bed for the past week. Her sister, Mrs. Dietz, of Gilmer, has been taking care of her.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. Hattie Ames of Chicago was the guest of her aunts, Miss Mary and Agnes Payne last week.

Miss Edith Beck and Mr. Richard Duddles favored the congregation with a fine duet at the morning service last Sunday.

The Ivanhoe Cemetery association held its annual meeting last Thursday at the home of Miss Emma Radke. The following officers were elected:
President, Mrs. Delos Ames
Secretary, Mrs. Henry VanPlew
Treasurer, Miss Mary Payne
A good deal of interest is being taken in the work. The society has engaged Mr. Henry VanPlew to care for the cemetery another year so we know it will be well taken care of. The small number of regular members find it difficult to keep up finances. Any help from outside parties would be greatly appreciated and very acceptable.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
25 May 1906
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Harry Kramer is emplyed at Waukegan.

Mrs. Minifie is assisting Mrs. D. Aynsley with her household duties.

Miss Charlotte McBride, of Palatine, spent Sunday here with her mother and sister.

Misses Eva and Nina Rouse entertained girl friends, of Grayslake, over Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Dawson have the latter's sister of Lake Villa for their guest this week.

Mrs. J. Knigge is enjoying the company of her mother, Mrs. Rudolph, of Palatine.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Roder of the city have been guests at the home of the latter's parents the first part of the week.

June Harris with his sister Lora and grandparent, of Wauconda, visited at the home of F. Knigge and family Tuesday.

Mrs. L. Specht with niece, Mable Rudolph and nephew, Glenn Knigge visited relaties in the city the latter part of the week.

Clarence Knigge left Monday for Capron, Ill., where he has secured a position. He was accompnaied by his brother Willie who visited relatives there, returning Wednesday.
 
Ivanhoe

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smith visited with their son Otis at Wadsworth last Saturday and Sunday.

Mrs. Alma Farnsworth, of Mayfair, was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Julius Chamberlain of this place last week.

Miss Avis Payne who has just finished a course in stenography has accepted a position with a real estate firm in Chicago.

Thursday evening of last week Rev. Ziegler and family were pleasantly surprised by the appearance of a large number of their friends at their home. The parson has retired for the night but was easily persuaded to arise and welcome his guests. The large May basket which they brought was filled with good things, which ministers seem to appreciate as well as other people. The evening was pleasantly passed with social converse, games, music, etc., which were much enjoyed by everyone present.
 
Fremont Center Henry Wagner, of Lily Lake spent last week visiting with his daughters, Mrs. Joseph Hertel and Mrs. Albert Behm.

Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Orvis of Waukegan spent Sunday with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ahart. Sunday, Albert Ahart spent of couple of days in Waukegan the past week.

Mrs. G. M. Traut attended the funeral of her sister-in-law, Mrs. James Culhane, in Chicago Monday.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
1 June 1906
100 Years Ago
Front Page Accused of Attempted Murder

Father and Sons Issue Warrant for Arrest of Brother Who Threatens to Kill

Family Row Ends in Justice Court

E. E. Appell, who conducts the farm recently purchased by his father and known as the Fred Earl place south of Ivanhoe, is charged with attempted murder by Charles, a brother.

The Appells came from Chicago, where the father and three brothers live. The farm was conducted by the accused son the father owning all personal property and three sisters "keeping house." The young man is said to have neglected the farm and disposed of cattle and other personal property.

The brothers and father came out from Chicago and remonstrated with him, a general family row resulting in which a butcher knife and revolver are declared to have figured. Early Wednesday morning one brother, Charles, appeared before Justice Wisner, of Libertyville, and a warrant was issued for the arrest of E. E. Apell, charging "assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill."

The accused man furnished bonds and the hearing is to occur June 6.
 
Rockefeller Ray Alvoid is employed in the city.

H. Ost, of Diamond Lake, has returned after a tour of Missouri.

We are sorry to state that R. Doolittle is not improving very fast having been very ill.

Mrs. D. Voelker, of River View, spent Sunday here at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. Kniggne.

Thos. McBride and family and Mrs. Litchfield and daughter entertained friends Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. W. Bierman and daughter Florence, of Libertyville, visited friends here Sunday.

Miss Mable Rudolph enjoyed the company of her little sister, Lila May from River View over Sunday.

Mrs. Joel King and child have been the guests of their parents here, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King.

Mr. and Mrs. W. Rich entertained the latter's brother, W. McArthur, of Waupaca, Wis., over Sunday.

L. Roder is again at home much improved in health after several months treatment in a city hospital.

Mrs. G. Thatcher after a sudden illness is again able to be around and is now visiting at the home of the parents at Diamond Lake.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Rouse attended a wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. H. Ost at the Bartlett home at Diamond Lake Monday.

Our genial piano agents, Earl Alden and L. Bidinger, of Waukegan, have placed a beautiful new upright for trial in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. Rich.

The pupils of the Rockefeller school will hold their annual picnic Wednesday, June 6, in Mr. Holcomb's grove, north of his residence. A ball game and various other games will be in progress during the afternoon. Everybody is cordially invited to come and help the children make merry.

The Central Projectoscope company will give an entertainment here Tuesday, June 5 at the school.
 
Fort Hill Ross Colburne of Walworth spent Monday with A. B. Combs.

Standford brothers are entertaining relatives from Chicago.

Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Thomson and sons were recent Waukegan visitors.

Miss Jennie Davis of Chicago spent the past week with her brother Simon and family.

Miss Cora Huson entertains the Fort Hill cemetery society June 7 at supper. Visitors welcome.

Mrs. F. R. Granger and daughter Margaret of McHenry were guests of Mrs. C. E. Combs Monday.

Miss Bessie Howard of Grant spent a week with her aunt Mrs. C. L. Thomson.

Bert Paddock made a shipment of two hundred squabs to Chicago Monday morning.

L. Ritta of Grayslake moved the old farm house of Mrs. C. E. Combs from its former location. A new house will take its place in the near future.
 
Diamond Lake The next meeting of the Diamond Lake cemetery association will be held Thursday June 7 at 2 P.M. at the home of Mrs. E. J. Weiskoph. All members please attend.
 
Fremont Center Miss Rose Fredericks visited over Sunday with her sister.

Miss Martha Fredericks of this place is spending a couple of weeks with friends in Chicago.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
8 June 1906
100 Years Ago
Front Page Appel Thought to be Insane

Ivanhoe Young Man Charged with Attempted Murder of Father and Brother Believed to have Unbalanced Mind

Is E. E. Appell insane?

That he is seems to be the belief of neighbors to the man charged with an attempt to murder his brother Charles Appell.

People living near the Appells aver that the man has been seen at work plowing up the front lawn of the residence with a heavy team of horses, uprooting flowers and plants ruthlessly and destroying a scene of great natural beauty in a rage.

Would Not Give Him Tools

It develops that the quarrel between the three brothers and the father last week arose over the fact that E. E. Appell, the custodian of the farm, was not supplied with tools to work the place. He tried to convince the others that he needed more equipment and when after several sessions they refused to advance him money, he is said to have begun to sell everything carryable on the place for what it would bring.

This is said to have enraged the others who descended upon him at the time of the assault and ordered him to stop.

Then the fight began and Charles Appell alleges that with knife and pistol E. E. Appell came after him, ripping open his hand with the bowie and threatening him and the others with the Colt.

E. E. Appell is a giant man, who came out of the west. He has the reputation of afurious tember which he is said to have live up to.
 
Front Page Laborer Assults [sic] Small Boy

Member of Camping Squad at Diamond Lake, Victim of Assault Against Nature

Man Bound Over Under $1,500 Bonds

John McDonald, a laborer in the employ of the Chicago Telephone Company with a construction gang at Diamond Lake was on Saturday bound over in the sum of $1,500 before Justice Will Hackley, of Libertyville, for a crime against nature.

McDonald plead guilty to an assault on the person of Mark A. Lies, on the shores of the lake Friday but refused to make a statement. He was brought to Waukegan Saturday afternoon by Constable Limberry.

Lies was at Diamond Lake with thirty-six boys from River Forest under the command of Lieut. Tidmarsh. The boys are playing soldier in a camp on the shores of the lake.

Lies was at the water edge catching frogs when he saw McDonald pass in a boat. He was asked if he wanted a ride and answered that he did, getting into the boat. He is thirteen years old. In mid lake the man's actions aroused him and at shore he tried to get away. He was ordered with threats into the boat again and claims the assault took place on the lake in the boat. This was at 7:30 last night.

Deputy Sheriff Hentges, of Libertyville, arrested McDonald at 11 Friday night at the Diamond Lake Hotel, routing him out of bed.
 
Rockefeller Mrs. Popp has been quite ill but is again on the gain.

Mr. and Mrs. L. Roder spent Sunday with relatives at Leighton.

Miss Lillian Aynsley entertained a gentleman friend from Chicago over Sunday.

Rob Locks and lady friend were guests of F. Holland and family one day last week.

Mrs. A. J. King and guests drove to Wauconda Sunday to visit their parents and relatives.

Carl Buck and lady friend of Riverview spent Saturday and Sunday here at the former's home.

Miss Emma Knigge returned to her work at Carson Pirie Scott & Co. in the city Monday.

F. Thomas and family entertained a gentleman friend of St. Louis the latter part of last week.

Mrs. J. Cronkhite and granddaughters Marion and Edith Shaddle visited relatives at Evanston Friday.

F. Muller of Arlington Heights was in town Saturday delivering temperance drinks at Lee's and Ed's place.

Plutarch Houghton and wife and children of Wauconda are visiting with relatives here and at Libertyville.

Miss Helen Wells is delighted with a fine new piano put in her home recently by Alden & Bidinger of Waukegan.

Mrs. Joel King and little son Harold returned to their home in Wisconsin Monday after an extended visit here with A. J. King and family.

Hermand Kublank and sister Mrs. C. Hapke and other relatives from here attended the funeral of their uncle Mr. Dunzing at Palatine Saturday.

County Supt. Gaggin has decided to have a township commencement at Ivanhoe Friday evening June 22. Pupils of Fremont township including Ivanhoe, Rockefeller and Diamond Lake who pass the final examination will receive diplomas at that time. Mr. Hodge of the Ivanhoe school has been appointed by the county superintendent to have charge of the preparation of the literary entertainment, the program being filled by pupils from various parts of the township. Everybody is very cordially invited to attend.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. Frank Dolph is visiting with relaties at Evanston.

Miss Hattie Brainerd, of Waterman is visiting her parents here.

Miss Marion Payne closes her school at Long Grove this week.

Xavier Wismer who has been very ill the past week is no better.

Frank Dolph is at Peoria this week as a delagate from Ivanhoe camp, attending the meeting of the Head camp of Mystic Workers of the World.

Last Sunday Miss Edith Beckwith gave the Sunday school a very interesting report of the Sunday school convention at Kankakee which she attended as a delagate from this place.
 
Fremont Center Mrs. George Hertel visited in Chicago one day last week.

Sylvester Deinlein was a pleasant caller here last Sunday.

Mrs. E. V. Orvis spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ahart.

Frank Behm spent Saturday and Sunday with his brother Barney in Waukegan.

Miss M. J. Traut of Chicago has been spending a couple of weeks with her brother here.

Miss Grabvette Vogel and Mr. Geo. Jameson, of Chicago spent Decoration day with Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Traut.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
15 June 1906
100 Years Ago
Old Elevator is Burned to Ground Landmark at Rockefeller is Consumed Wednesday Afternoon - Fire Due to Spark from Passing Engine - Loss is not Great

The building at Rockefeller known as the "old elevator", a deserted structure used in former years, but of late nothing more than a landmark was burned to the ground Wednesday afternoon by a fire caused from a spark from a passing engine which caught upon the roof.

Efforts were made to save the building but without avail. It was the property of the Wisconsin Central railroad. As there was nothing in the building the loss is but nominal.
 
Rockefeller Frank Cronkhite is enjoying a visit at home with his parents and sister.

George Lathrop is visiting at his home here after several years absence.

A linen shower was given at the home of Miss Anna Cronkhite in honor of Miss Lillian Aynsley Tuesday evening by her many friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Knigge and Mrs. Lichtfeld attended the funeral of Mrs. George Lintleman [sic] at Lake Zurich one day last week.

Mrs. Shutz and daughter of Lake Zurich were in town Monday morning taking a car to Waukegan.

Edwin Roder had a narrow escape from being struck by the fast train at 7:26 from the north Saturday morning being on his speeder near the water tank coming to town noticing the train almost upon him and on the same track he leaped. The speeder was struck and demolished.

Commencement day and the season for expressing girlish dreams and aspirations in poem and essay are at hand. The girl graduate all innocence and hope, gowned in white, her essay, the very first flowering into speech of a scarce awakened heart. A cheer to the sweet girl graduate for is not upon her slender shoulders the dower of youth and all womanly qualities and missions of reviving hope and love.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Marion Payne is visiting friends at Galesburg, Ill.

Mrs. Fannie Payne is entertaining her aunt, Mrs. Pilcher of Utica, N.Y.

Paul Harding of Sioux City, Ia. is here visiting with grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Brainerd.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dorfler and the latter's mother, Mrs. Hironimus, visited in Waukegan last Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Wood of Nebraska are here visiting with Mrs. Wood's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Duddles.

Mrs. Wm. Edwards with her daughters Miss Hazel and Inez and Miss Riel of Grayslake and Mrs. Edwards' neice, Miss Croker of Libertyville were callers on Ivanhoe relatives and friends last Sunday.

Otis Smith will close his school at Wadsworth this week. During the summer he will attend the State Normal school at DeKalb after which he will teach the Diamond Lake school for the ensuing year.

At an early hour one morning last week as Boyer Bros. went to open their store they discovered smoke issuing from the building, opening the door they found the floor near the stove burning. A few pails of water extinguished the flames, which in a short time would been a disasterous fire and beyond control. The fire is supposed to have started from a burning cigar stub thrown into a box of sawdust standing there, as there had been no fire in the stove for some time.
 
Obituary Samuel Moore was born in the historic country near Ticonderoga New York. When about two years of age his parents removed to Media County Ohio, and again in f1841 they moved to Diamond Lake, Ill.

On October 23, 1851 he was united in marriage to Miss Anna M. Conklin. To them were born four children, one dying in infancy, two becoming of age before death came, being survived only one son, Judson

When the call of his country grew imperative in its need during the dark days of the Civil War Smauel Moore bade farewell to his wife and young children and enlisted in the 144th Illinois Volunteer Infantry on the third day of October 1864 and served until the close of the war. In this loyal service he was only doing as became his name, for his father was a soldier in the war of 1812. Soon after enlisting he was attacked with a severe case of typhoid fever, with this the subsequent exposure in the army and further suffering robbed him of much of his strength and energuy.

In 1866 he removed with his family to Libertyville. Thus for forty years he has been a resident of the village and of the country for more than sixty-five. His long residence gave him a large acquaintance among the people of this vicinity and he will be particulary missed by the group of older men and old soldiers who have known him long.

His end came June 8, 1906, at 6 a.m. at the age of seventy-seven years after an illness of a few weeks. He is survived by his wife and son who were with him to the last ministering to his needs, and also by his last remaining brother of Half Day now a man of eighty-two.

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their kindness to us at the time of death of our husband and father and especially those who furnished flowers, and also the woodmen.
Mrs. Ann Moore
Judson A. Moore
 
Fremont Center Mrs. Frank Hironimous visited with her daughter in Waukegan over Sunday.

John Raasch visited at his former home in Milwaukee several days last week.

John Wagner recently purchased a new threshing machine of the J. I. Cash company.

Geroge Traut left last Tuesday for Denver, Col., where his son, Mike, is very ill at present.

Miss Martha Fredericks has returned home after a two week's visit with her sister, Mrs. M. Long, of Chicago.
 
Frederick - Diebold One of the mose beautiful and brilliant weddings of Fremont Centre occurred Tuesday, Jun 12, at St. Mary's church. The bride was Miss Josephine Diebold, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Diebold and the groom was Mr. Frank Frederick. The Rev. Father Thiele officiated.

The bride was attended by her cousin, Miss Anna Waarich, of Chicago, as maid of honor and by the groom's sister, Miss Ross Frederick as bridesmaid. The bride was beautifully gowned in white net German val lace over white taffetta silk and and wore a tulle veil with lillies of the valley. She carried a boquet of white bride's roses and maiden's hair fern and a white pearl prayer book. The maid of honor and bridesmaid were prettily gowned in pale yellow silk mull, wore yellow roses in their hair and carried white peonies.

The groom was attended by his brother Charles Frederick as best man and by the bride's brother, Edward Diebold, as groomsman. The church was very tastily [sic] decorated for the occasion and a great many guests were present. After the ceremony about fifty guests sat down to a bountiful dinner. The many beautiful presents but show a portion of the esteem in which the young people are held by their friends. They will reside in Fremont near the old Frederick homsstead.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
22 June 1906
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller C. Strum, of Prairie View, was in town Sunday.

Mr. Reese had his daughter and family of Chicago, for guests over Sunday.

Messrs. W. Knigge, E. Payne and O. King have take a tour to Dakota.

Mr. Litchfield and family, of Libertyville, were guests of relatives and friends here Sunday.

Mrs. Potts and daughter Georgiana, of Whiteall, spent a few days recently with the former's sister, Mrs. Sharman.

Mr. and Mrs. F. Sandman, Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Friend, of Libertyville, were guests of F. Knigge and family Sunday.

Miss Emma Knigge, of Chicago, visited her sick mother over Sunday who is some what improved after a siege of inflammatory rheumatism.

Our village was in a panic for about an hour Wednesday of last week the W.C. R.R. elevator building burning to the ground. The brave workers who fought to save the town certainly deserve more than credit as the wind came in a direction to sweep the flames and sparks over the remaining buildings.

Wednesday of this week occurred the marriage of Miss Lillian Aynesley to Mr. Ross, of Chicago, at the home of the bride's parents here. The groom, a traveling salesman for Marshall Field & company in the city has our congratulations for winning so sweet and estimable young lady. Their many friends wish them prospertiy and joy through life.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Marion Payne is entertaining friends from Galesburg.

Miss Rosa Simpson closed her school in the Mills district last Thursday.

Miss Lillian Payne, of Beloit, Wis., is the guest of her aunts, the Misses Mary and Agnes Payne.

Mrs. Jessie Wilcox, of Leithton, was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Fosket two or three days last week.

Xavier Wismer who has been ill for some time was taken to the hospital at Waukegan last week for treatment.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Beach and the latter's sister, Mill Lilly Bothwell, of Lottaville, Ind., are Ivanhoe visitors this week.

Rev. and Mrs. Fred Zersen, of Hankinston, Dakota, are visiting here with the former's brother, Theodore Zersen and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hubbard, from Arkansas, are visiting with Mrs. Hubbard's aunts, Misses Mary and Agnes Payne of this place.

Messrs. Carl Dorfler and Ed Godwin started for North Dakota Monday of last week. Mr. Dorfler will visit his son Carl who went to Dakota about a year ago.
 
Fort Hill Tom Dykes has gone to Kansas.

Mr. and Mrs. Simon Davis are visiting in Kenosha.

C. L. thomson has built a new stone milk house.

Miss Georgiana Wait spent the past two weeks with her sister at Geneva lake.

The Fort Hill C.S. with visitors held a very pleasant meeting with Miss Cora Huson. Forty-five took supper. The next meeting will be with Mrs. Wm Thomson of Grayslake, July 12, for supper.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
29 June 1906
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Miss Mabel Rudolph visited her parents at River View Sunday.

One of Mr. and Mrs. Tegmeyer's children has been on the sick list.

Miss Lysle Houghton, of Libertyville, is assisting in the care of her sister here.

Mr. Herrick's family have arrived from Wisconsin and are now taking up abode in the Berghorn building.

F. Smith and daughter Lydia, of Libertyville, visited here Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. Smith.

Mrs. Lemke and Mrs. F. Towner, of Diamond Lake, called on friends and relatives here one day last week.

W. Hitzeman, wife and son, of Mayfair stopped at the Central Saturday while the former transacted business here.

Mrs. King had the misfortune to be dangerously burned about her face and hands Thursday evening of last week through an explosion of a small amount of gasolene.
 
Ivanhoe Don't forget the ice cream social at Miss Radke's Friday evening of this week.

Harry Decker who has just graduated from the Highland Park military school is here visiting.

Mrs. H. D. Wells with her son Dean and daughter Ruth from Oberlin, Ohio are at home here for their summer vacation.

An agent representing the J. V. Farwell Texas land syndicate was here last week, working in the interests of that company.

Xavier Wismer who had been ill for some time, died at the hospital in Waukegan last Wednesday June 20. Funeral and interment being at Ivanhoe the following Saturday. Mr. Wismer was born in Switzerland in the year 1866 and came to this country in 1892 living in this vicinity most of the time. He was an industrious and intelligent man, respected by all who knew him. His wife passed away about two months ago. Four little children are left to mourn the loss of both parents, a very sad case which call for our deepest sympathy.
 
Fremont Center Henry Nordmeyer is having a new barn built upon the farm occupied by Frank Nordmeyer.

C. S., C. V. and F. W. Thomas and Geroge Tekampe took a ride on the C.M.E. railroad Sunday night.

A number of friends and relatives spent Sunday at Henry Tekamke's. Dinner and supper were served. All report a good time.

Atty. E. V. Orvis and wife of Waukegan visited in Fremont Sunday.
 
Boy and Team Killed by Bolt; Barn Burns Near Wauconda. From Wednesday's Sun

This afternoon, at 2 o'clock, in the heavy storm that swept Lake county, Barney Erendle, a 15-year-old boy, who resides near Baarrington [sic] , Ill., was struck by a bolt of lightning while at work in the field and instantly killed as was the team of horses that was driving.

A barn on the William Krueger place, a mile east of Wauconda, was also struck by a bolt and consumed by fire, the loss being $1,500, met with a policy in the North American.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
6 July 1906
100 Years Ago
Front Page Lands of Lake County go Uncultivated - Valuable Tracts Idle

One Woman Farmer Toils In The Fields

Lack of farm help has caused thirty farmers of Lake county to allow their lands to go uncultivated. One of these farms near the town of Rockefeller, in Fremont township, comprises 360 acres. The owner is R. Cowdrey and it is said that he has been unable to secure any help to cultivate it.

Another 300-acre farm owned by Charles Phillips, in the same locality, is unworked, save that a neighboring farmer has agreed to plow up some of the land and in the fall stock it with South Dakota cattle. Mr. Phillips is well along in years and is without help to farm his land.

Farther north in the same county there has been a dearth of tenant farmers, caused by an exodus of this class of soil tillers to South Dakota and Canada. some of the best posted man of Lake county say that the share offered to tenanat farmers is too small. It is said the landlord has been requiring one-half of the crops. Owners of reclaimed land in other localities on which an immense amount of money has been expended in draining operations, require only two-fifths of the crops.

One of the farmers of Fremont township said that were it not that his son is sticking to the farm he would be obliged to abandon farming as a business. In Libertyville township one 80-acre tract is farmed entirely by a woman 50 years old. She does her own plowing and cultivating and rides a mowing machines. She lives alone and if she did not do the work, the farm would go unfarmed.

Chicago employment agencies are furnishing little farm help. The farmers' experience with city help has not been encouraging. Donw on the big farms that have been reclaimed from the Kankakee swamps, the farm help comes from North Carolina and Kentucky. One man who has a 2,300-acre farm has twenty hands and he gets them all from those localities.
 
Front Page Young Wolf is Killed on Diamond Lake Farm

Monday morning, William Cooper, a farmer living at Leithton, near Diamond Lake, saw a partly grown wolf loping easily across his place and going to the house to got his shot gun. He watched the animal enter his hay field and making a quick sortie, managed to reach the other side of the field in time to meet it coming out. He was at close range and as he happened to have some heavy shot in the gun succeeded in killing it.

The wolf is very evidently a young one and slightly larger than a fox. Thus it is thought quite possible that there is a family of them somewhere in the neighborhood.

A few days ago Mr. Cooper's dog, a fox terrier and great hunter for woodchucks and other small animals, had a fight in a swamp with some animal and came back very much licked and covered with blood. Little was thought of the occurrence at the time but now it is believed that he came in contact with this of other wolves.

Farmers of this vicinity are talking of forming a regular wolf hunt and beating the sloughs and woods of the neighborhood and kill the litter of wolf pups which they believe to be concealed somewhere nearby.
 
Rockefeller The trotting track is opened and races are on.

George Thatcher is taking a few weeks vacation.

Miss Anna Knigge is enjoying several weeks in Wisconsin.

G. R. Lyon & Sons, of Waukegan are making free deliveries in this vicinity on purchases of $1 or over.

Bernard Swan has a position at the Lake Bluff tower house.

Mr. and Mrs. G. Ross have returned home from their wedding tour.

Frank Wood and nephew, Martin Casey left for North Carolina Tuesday.

E. Rick, H. Steil and G. Lintleman, of Lake Zurich, were seen in our village Monday.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. Johnson is very ill and slight hopes are entertained for her recovery.

Bert and Emma Chamberlain who have been very ill with pheumonia are a little better at present writing.

Miss Florence VanPlew, of Wheaton is visiting with her uncle, Henry VanPlew and family.

James Boyer and Louis Radke started for Texas Tuesday. They intend purchasing land before they return.

Ira J. Hoyt a former resident of this township was brought here from Libertyville for burial Tuesday of this week.

Better get after those Canada thistles which are all in blossom before the thistle commissioner gets after you. A word to the wise is sufficient or ought to be.

James VanPlew, of Beloit, Wis., is an Ivanhoe visitor this week. Mr. VanPlew is a recent graduate of the Lewis Institute, of Chicago, and is now employed by the Fairbanks, Morse Manufacturing Co. at Beloit.
 
Fremont Center Mr. and Mrs. Albert Behm spent Sunday with Mrs. Behm's father and brother at Lilly Lake. Marcus Behm and Peter Kinsley were also at Lily Lake as well.

Mr. and Mrs. Lang, of Chicago, visited with Mrs. Lang's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fredericks recently. Mr. Lang, of Waukegan, was also out.

Miss May Campbell and Miss Raferty, of Chicago, spent a few days last week with Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Traut.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
13 July 1906
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Otto King has returned from Dakota.

We are pleased to say that Mrs. A. J. King has recovered from her recent accident.

R. D. Cook and family are entertaining the Wheaton's from the city.

Lila May Rouse fell down a flight of staris at her home one day last week. The hosck left her unconscious. A doctor was called.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gleistein, of Libertyville, stopped at the home of F. Knigge and family here Wednesday on there [sic] way for an outing at Diamond Lake.
 
Ivanhoe A Recommendation

Sinclairville, N.Y., Mar. 23, 1906.

Mr. John Hodge

My Dear Sir:

I was pleased to state last evening to our Board of Education that I had recently learned of your candidacy for Superintendent of Schools of Lake County Illinois and was requested to assure you of the deep interest we have in your success.

We ahve all known your people long and favorably; four of the present members were on the board when you attended our school and we, especially, remember that your standing was high in the community as well as in school, that your habits were good, that your deportment, class standings and examinations were excellent, that you were prompt, careful, thorough, reliable and ambitious and that you were respected by the whole faculty, as well as by all your mates and acquaintances.

I kept track of youwhile you were at Fredonia, through the principal of the Normal school there and was pleased to learn that you kept as good a record there and I know Dr. Palmer would be only too glad to join us in wishing you success.

If you are elected we know you will fill the office honorably, with the preparation and training of a first grade High school here and of first grade Normal school at Fredonia, we know you will fill the position capably. If you are defeated, smile and try again. Remember your father's grit when he went south in '61 to help preserve the nation and your brother's grit in '98 when he joined the army to rescue a downtrodden people. You have ability, ambition and perservance force in you, and you are bound to succeed.

Yours very truly,

C. M. Reed

Attorney at Law, Sinclairville, N.Y.
 
Fort Hill Miss Sarah Foy, of Round Lake, spent Monday with Mrs. C. E. Combs.

Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Davis entertained relatives from Lake Forest over the 4th.

C. [?] SMith of Oak Park, visited his brother Ira Sunday.

Mrs. F. K. Granger, and daughter of McHenry, were callers in this vicinity Sunday afternoon.

Murray Benjamin, of White Pgeon, Mich. was the guest of A. B. Combs over Sunday.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
20 July 1906
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. and Mrs. Glenn who have been the guests of Rev. Depew and mother have returned to their home in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Miss Charlotte McBride has gone to Iowa for a months visit with relatives.

Lawrence Potts and Miss Christine McFadden, of Chicago, spend Sunday at the Sharman home here.

Mr. and Mrs. G. Ross entertained their little nephews, Floyd, Calvin and Robert Aynesly at Lincoln park in the city Saturday.

Misses Anna Cronkhite with nieces Marion and Edith Shaddle visited with relatives at Palatine the latter part of last week.

Mr. Coolridge and family have left for Kenosha having a position there and will make it their future home.

Mr. and Mrs. John Knigge were guests at the home of the former's sister, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Heideman at Elmhurst recently.

Otto King is employed at J. H. Cronkhite.

The Cronkhite and Sharman families enjoyed a pleasure trip to Ravinia park one day last week.

Mrs. F. Thomas and sone Blaine went to the city Monday and took a trip across the lake.

Willie Knigge was to the city Monday for barber supplies.
 
Ivanhoe This locality was visited with a fine shower of rain last Saturday which did much good.

Mr. and Mrs. Crampton, of Chicago, were the guests of the latter's sister, Miss Rosa Simpson last week.

We understand Mrs. H. D. Wells will build a house on her farm here this fall.

James Boyer and Louis Radke returned from their trip to northern Texas last week. they were much pleased with the country and both of them purchased land there.

Last week occurred the marriage of Howard W. Beach and Miss Wilmot C. Lewis, both of Chicago.

Miss Marion Payne has accepted the school at Winthrop Harbor for the ensuing year.
 
Fort Hill Wald & Dykes, of Hainseville, are painting Bert Paddock's house.

Miss Lena Deutehler, of Fort Hill, and Mr. Hessinger, of Fremont, were united in marriage Wednesday morning of this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rogers, of Waukegan, ware spending two weeks in this country with their daughters, Mrs. C. L. Tomson, of Fort Hill, and Mrs. O. A. Howard of Grant.

Fred Converse has rented one of the idle farms of Lake County for pasturage.

George Benwell's team engaged in a lively runaway Saturday morning, running from Round Lake to A. B. Comb's place, breaking the milk wagon and scattering cans along the road. No one was hurt. Will Lenzen also had a smash up the same day. With his sister Annie he was out riding when his horse became unmanageable at the sight of an automobile. The carriage was overturned and badly smashed. No other damage was done.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
27 July 1906
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Frank Hull from the city visited relatives here recently.

Miss Hattie Geils, of Irving Park, was a guest of Miss Emma and Clara Knigge Sunday.

Mrs. Dr. Heideman and son Will and family, of Elmhurst, took an automobile trip Sunday and visited the former's brothers and families, F. J. and W. Knigge.

Mrs. F. Knigge enjoyed the company of her aged aunt, Grandma Brockman, the first of the week.

R. D. Cook and family attended the DesPlaines camp meeting Sunday.
 
Ivanhoe Mr. and Mrs. Tanner, of Chicago, were the guests of Miss Emma Radke over Sunday.

A gang of men working for the Chicago Telephone company were here last week, storm bracing the line.

Miss Helen Clark, of Urbana, Ill., is the guest of her cousin, Miss Pearl Smith of this place.

Mrs. Orpha Harding of Sioux City, Ia., is here visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Brainerd.

Miss Rena Decker departed for Evanston Monday of this week, to begin her work as nurse in the hospital at that place.
 
Diamond Lake The next meeting of the Diamond Lake cemetery association will be held with Mrs. J. Kruckman on Thursday August 2 at 2 o'clock. All members are request to be present.

Owing to the annual camp meeting at DesPlaines there will be no services in the Diamond Lake church next Sunday July 29. Pastor.

Frank Dolph started his threshing machine last Tuesday threshing rye and barley. The yield and quality of these grains are reported good.

A large number of invited friends gatherd at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Chamberlain last Tuesday evening, the occasion being the twenty-fifth anniversary of their marriage. The evening was pleasantly passed with music, songs and social converse followed by a royal supper to which all did ample justice. Mr. and Mrs. Chamberlain were the recipients of numerous beautiful presents in silver, tokens of the esteem and friendship of those present. At a late hour the guests departed wishing them many years yet of happiness and prosperity.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
3 August 1906
100 Years Ago
Front Page Promise Boom for Leithton

Upper Wisconsin Extension of Wisconsin Central Will Boost Junction

May Become Transfer Point

By a new movement of the Wisconsin Central Railroad Company the town of Leithton in Lake county is about to experience a boom as a railroad town and at the same time a means of supplying with ore smelteries to be located in Waukegan at some future period.

The Wisconsin Central is building a spur from Ashland to Duluth connecting with the Ashland branch between Abbotsford and Ashland.

This will land the Wisconsin Central right in the ore territory and render possible the shipment over its line of ore and raw material directly to the new town of Gary, which the steel corporation is building for its greatest mills south of Chicago.

As Rockefeller is in control of the Wisconsin Central and possibly in the control of the United States Steel Corporation also, there is little doubt but that the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern, a subsidiary company to the steel corporation, will benefit, and as Leithton is at the junction of of the Wisconsin Central and the belt line, Leithton will experience growth and boom as a railroad town.

At the same time, there being but little doubt that Waukegan will one day have smelteries for the wire mills located here, a way of getting the ore into Waukegan is opened.

The new spur is about sixty miles long, but it is a significant sixty miles.

The Wisconsin Central may have taken the extension as a means of competing with the Northwestern, which, by means of its fast frieght lines, the Chicago and State Line and the Milwaukee and State Line, is making toward the ore centers.

Leithton is two miles south of Rockefeller in Lake county.
 
Rockefeller Mrs. F. Thomas is visiting at Michigan City at present.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Carsten, of Spokane, Wash., while visiting relatives at Half Day called on some old friends here Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Scheel from the city and Mrs. W. Kruger and daughter Ada, called on friends here Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. F. Herrick's children have been under the doctor's care.

Miss Gertie Hapke and brother Arthur are enjoying their vacation out of town, the former in the city and the latter with grandparents at Wauconda.

Several from here witnessed the ball game at Diamond Lake played by Rockefeller and Ivanhoe. Score 15-8 in favor of Ivanhoe.

Willie Knigge has moved his tonsorial parlors into the Berghorn store building where he will be able to give his patrons more comfort and accomodation.

A yolk of oxen hitched to an old fashion wagon pased through town Sunday morning drawing some attention, and reminding the old settlers of olden times.

Mrs. Potts and son, Lawrence, guest of the Sharman's, went to the city Sunday evening.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. Osgood, of Lake Mills, Wis., is visiting with friends here.

Mrs. Caroline Skinner, of Libertyville, is spending a few days here with her nephew and neice, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Wells.

Ernest Beckwith has accepted a postion with Sears & Roebuck, Chicago.

Louis Radke is visiting with his brother Daniel, in Chicago.

Mr. Marion, of Waukegan, has been engaged to teach our school the ensuing year.

Miss Pearl Smith will again teach the Gilmer school, this being her fifth year at that place.

Andrew Decker returned home last week from a few moths sojuourn in Oklahoma.

Mr. and Mrs. Otis Smith are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Beach at Lottaville, Ind.

At the administrator's sale of the property of Xavier Wismer, deceased, last Tuesday good prices were realized for nearly everything.

Misses Daisy VanPlew and Lulu Ames who were delegates to the C. E. convention at Shellbyville, Ill., last week returned home last Mnday and next Sunday evening will occupy the time with a report of that meeting. Don't fail to hear it.
 
Diamond Lake The Ladies' Aid will give a lawn social on Thursday evening, Aug. 9 at the George Ray home, Lakeside cottage, Diamond Lake. Refreshments will be served.

Patrons of the creamery here were greatly surprised last Monday to see Harry Rouse bring his milk to the factory with a well-broken team of oxen. It later developed that he had purchased them in Wisconsin and had just brought them down from that state. They were excellently trained and docile. This is the only team of oxen seen in this neighborhood for a great many years.
 
Fort Hill John Lenzen was a McHenry visitor the first of the week.

Mrs. Lou Hendee, of Hainesville, spent Tuesday with her sister, Mrs. Mabel Benwell.

Duglas [sic] Wait was called from Chicago by the serious illness of his son, Charles, who is sick with typhoid fever at his home. Dr. Palmer, of Grayslake, and trained nurse are in attendance.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
10 August 1906
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. and Mrs. Frank Herrick are entertaining the latter's sister from Wisconsin at present.

Elmer Roder of the city called on his grandparents here the first of the week.

Several of our young people enjoyed a recreation Saturday evening at the new Lake Shore park pavillion at Lake Zurich.

Frank and Arthur Knigge and sister, Miss Della and Miss Luella Herchberger of Palatine visited at the homes of their uncles here Sunday.

Miss Marion and Edith Shaddle after several months visit her at the home of their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Cronkhite have returned to their home in Colorado accompanied by their aunt, Miss Anna Mae.

Mr. Reese enjoyed the company of his daughter, Antoinette of Chicago over Sunday.

Mrs. Everett Wells and cousin attended the fruit shower given Staruday in honor of Miss Myrtle Payne of Ivanhoe.

Mr. and Mrs. Broadhead entertained their son Ed and friend Mr. Carlson a few days last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Thatcher and children have returned to their home here after spending a month with their parents at Diamond Lake.

Mr. and Mrs. Russel Dawson formerly of this place are at present stopping with relatives in Antioch.
 
Ivanhoe Wedding bells int he near future.

By the way, ask Jim Boyer about that wonderful vision he had the other night.

Born, Aug. 3, to Mr.a nd Mrs. Theodore Zersen, a son.

Thomas Boyer and family are in Canada visiting with relatives and friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Averill of Little Rock, ARk., are here visiting with relatives and friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Beckwith are entertaining company from abroad.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Harding and family of Sioux City, Iowa, who have been visiting with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Brainerd have gone to Detroit, Mich., to spend a few days with his parents.

Mrs. James Boyer is entertaining her brother, Mr. Weaver, of Laclede.

Mrs. Willard is visiting her sons in Chicago and Indiana.

Last Sunday Aug. 5 Mrs. Lulu Johnson, of this place, passed away, after a long and painful illness. Mrs. Johnson was born in 1872. Her parents and sisters reside in Wisconsin. She leaves to mourn her loss besides her husband, one child, a daughter. Funeral and internment at Grayslake Tuesday of this week.

Card of Thanks

We wish to extend our heartfelf thanks to the Royal Neighbors and to those others who so kindly assisted us in our time of sickness and affliction.
Bert A. Johnson and Family
 
Fremont Center Mrs. L. J. Lyon returned to Waukegan after a two week's visit with her uncle here.

Mrs. C. J. Vogal, and son, of Chicago, visited a few days last week with her brother G. M. Traut.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
17 August 1906
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Miss Adalie Potts, of New York City, is spending a few weeks with Mrs. Sharman and daughter.

Professor Stone, of Ravenswood, spent a few days with Mrs. Lathrop recently.

Mrs. Bauman, of Volo, spent Sunday with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Wells.

Jim Burlingame, of Wheaton, called on Mr. and Mrs. Sing and sister, Miss Houghton Sunday.

Mr. VanHorn and daughter, Nellie, of Oak Park, called on friends here Sunday.

Otto King is again employed on the Wisconsin Central railway.

Mrs. A. J. King and sister Miss Lysle Houghton enjoyed a trip to Michigan last week.

Miss Pearl Smith and Alvira Smith, of Palatine, are spending several weeks here at the home of the latter's uncle, Mr. and Mrs. J. Knigge.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Ruby Keubker visited with her uncle, Wm. Myers, at Leithton a few days last week.

Mrs. Zeigler entertained her brother, Mr. Stoffel and family over sunday.

Henry Abbot, recently returned from Montana, was an Ivanhoe caller last week.

Mrs. Charles Wells, of Denver, Colo., is the guest of Mrs. Dean's family this week.

Married, August 14th at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Payne of this place, Mr. Arthur Gullidge and Miss Myrtle Payne, Rev. Walton of Grayslake performing the marriage ceremony. We extend our congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Gullidge and wish them a happy and properous life.
 
Diamond Lake The social given by the Ladies Ai at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Ray at Diamond Lake on Thursday evening August 9 was well attended and about $30 was cleared. The Junior Orchestra of Waukegan under the leadership of Will Farmer furnished music which had much to do with the success. The orchestra consists of W. L. Farmer, Fannie Farmer, Leo F. Farmer, Harris Hamilton, Clifford Forester, Nathan Blumberg, John Whipple, Percy Shultis, Leo Sackman, Merritt Lyons, Ben Kubelsky and Grace Farmer. A number of difficult musical selections were well rendered. Mr. Farmer's orchestra is one of the best in the country. Ruth Ranyard, daughter of Thos. Ranyard of Chicago recited two selections and was heartily encored. Geo. A. Ray acted as auctioneer and proved very able and in the future should occasion arise, you will make no mistake in engaging him as your acutioneer. Geo. Ray deserved the thanks of the management for engaging Mr. Farmer's Junior Orchestra for the occasion.
 
Proceedings of the Lake County Board of Supervisors Fremont
 
Name & Reason for Reimbursement Amount
to H. C. W. Meyers, for 1 day's services at Judge of Election $3.00
to Carl Dorfler for 1 day's services as judge of election $3.00
to Frank Dolph for 1 day's services as judge of election $3.00
to William Vickery for 1 day's services as clerk of election $3.00
to H. L. Burdick for 1 day's services as clerk of election $3.00
to F. Wm. Kuebker for 1 day's services as clerk of election $3.00
to H. C. W. Meyer for 1 day's services posting cards of instruction, etc. $1.50
  $2.50
to H. C. W. Meyer for 28 miles travel returning poll books, etc. $1.40
To H. C. W. Meyer for postage on poll book to secretary of state $0.40
For hall rent, $5.00, erecting booths, $1.50 $6.50
Total $31.50

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
24 August 1906
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Miss Mary Quentin of Palatine called on a schoolmate, Miss Clara Knigge here Monday.

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the bereaved parents of little Agnes Herrick aged nine months, who was taken to the realms above Thursday morning after a three week's illness of peritonites. [sic] Burial took place at Freemont [sic] Center Catholic cemetery Sunday after noon.

Miss Mamie Quentin and Flossie Rudolph from Chicago enjoyed a few days at the home of the later's aunt, Mrs. A. J. King.

Mrs. P. Litchfield entertained her sister and sister-in-law of Chicago several days last week.

Mr. Deelter of Wisconsin is spending a few days with his wife and little daughter who are at present guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herrick.

Mr. and Mrs. Broadhead have for their guests their daughter and grand-daughter from Chicago.

Mr. and Mrs. W. Rich and son Donald enjoyed a car ride to Kenosha Sunday.
 
Payne - Gullidge The home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Payne of Ivanhoe, was the scene of a very pleasant affair Tuesday afternoon Aug. 14 when their daughter, Myrtle Genevieve was united in marriage to Arthur O. Gullidge.

The rooms were beautifully decorated with vines, maple leaves and flowers and at the appointed housr Miss Avid Payne, sister of the bride took her place at the piano and as the familiar strains of Lohengrin's wedding march floated through the rooms, the bridal couple entered led by Rev. Mr. Walton the officiating clergyman and preceded the young sister of the bride who carried the ring in the heart of a white lily and took their position in one corner of the room which was a bower of green leaves and vines intermingled with flowers and white ribbons. The beautiful and impressive ring ceremony was used by Mr. Walton and after they were pronounced man and wife congratulations were extended and a happy social time enjoyed by all present.

Refreshments of ice cream and cake were served to the guests upon the lawn. Only the immediate relatives were present. The out-of-town guests were Miss Mary Collin, of Chicago, Mrs. J. H. Bohl and Miss Laura Collin, of Nunda, George and Emily Bates, of Wauconda, Mr. Gullidge, of Gurnee, grandfather of the groom, Mrs. Mary Gullidge, of Gurnee, Miss Gillidge and Mr. Eddy of Waukegan, Miss Lilian Payne of Beloit and Mrs. Alice Hubbard of Carlisle, Ark. The numerous wedding gifts were lovely and substantial and expressed the love and esteem of their many friends. They well be at home to their many friends at Grayslake after Sept. 15.

Mr. Gullidge has been principal of the Grayslake school for the past two years and has the same position for the coming year which speaks well for his ability. Mrs. Gullidge has been a successful teacher also for some years and for two years has been assisting her husband in the Grayslake school. They have the best wishes of their many friends who predict for them a happy future.
 
Ivanhoe Born - to Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Putman, of Chicago, formerly of Ivanhoe, a nine pound daughter.
 
Fremont Center On Saturday evening August 25 on the lawn of St. Mary's church parsonage at Fremont Centre there will be given by the Young Ladies Sodality of the church a basket and ice cream social. A good attendance is hoped for and a most pleasant evening is promised for all who are present. Make it a point to be there.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
31 August 1906
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Edna Harden, of Evanston, visited old friends here last week.

Miss Heltzell an artist from St. Louis was the guest of Miss Sharman Friday and Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Dales, of St. Louis, were guests at the Thomas hosue last week.

Rev. DePew is enjoying his vacation inJanesville, Wis.

Mr. Woodworth has joined his wife and both are now visiting at the Doolittle home.

Mrs. Dr. Carson who has been quite sick with hay fever is improving under Dr. Smith's care.

Dr. Smith has now taken up abode in one of J. E. Holcomb's residences on Lake St.

Mr. and Mrs. W. Bushing and son O. Rell [sic] from Capron, visited at the home of their parents, F. Knigge and family over Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Deeter returned to their home in Wisconin last week after a number of week's visit here with the latter's sister, Mrs. Herrick.

C. Scheel, of Irving Park, was in town the first of the week.
 
Ivanhoe Get ready to attend the fair next week.

H. C. Payne and family visited at Ravinia Park Tuesday of this week.

Mrs. Nicholas Smith, of Grayslake, called on relatives and friends here last Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. George Hawkins moved to Rockefeller last week.

Dean Wells and his sister, Miss Ruth are visiting with relatives in Palatine this week.

John Hodge has accepted a position in the Highwood schools for the ensuing year.

Miss Pearl Smith is visiting with relatives at Lake Koshkonong, Wis.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry VanPlew are entertaining friends from abroad.

Rev. and Mrs. Stubbins, of Cliffton, Ill., were pleasant visitors here last week. Rev. Stubbins was a former pastor of the Ivanhoe church and occupied our pulpit last Sunday morning.

Misses Effie and Meta Abraham have returned to Chicago after spending a few weeks with their uncle and aunt Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Schlicker.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Wells and Mr. and Mrs. Will Wells, of Waukegan, were visitors at the Schlicker home Sunday.
 
Vioaets [sic] Game Law Is Shot Fred Steinbuck, of Diamond Lake, Receives Gun Shot Wounds Which May be Fatal

Was Shot Three Times with Shot Gun

Fred Steinbuck, foreman for Charles Bartlett, at Diamond Lake, was shot and seriously injured Sunday while hunting wild ducks out of season. Steinbuck is said by those about the lake to be an old offender and has often been warned in the past to desist. However he is said to have kept up his practice and on Sunday last, it is alleged, he killed three ducks.

What led up to the shooting is not known. However, it is charged that Mike Lanahan, a Chicago man said to be constable, emptied three charges into him from a 12 gauge shot gun.

Dr. Taylor, who examined the man stated that fully fifty shots had taken effect and that they wer all so deep they could not be secured without probing.

Steinbuck was in a boat on the lake at the time the shooting occurred. Wednesday night it was reported he was in a very serious condition. The man charged with the shooting left for Chicago soon after the affair.

Friends of the injured man have been keeping the matter quiet and it is not known that Lanahan will be arrested, as Steinbuck was doing illegal shooting at the time and publicity is not desired.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
7 September 1906
100 Years Ago
Fort Hill Mrs. Barney Amann spent a few weeks with friends in Minnesota.

Mrs. George Burnett and daughter Josie, of Waukegan, attended the reunion and visited the former's sister, Mrs. C. E. Combs, of Fort Hill.

Seeber Burnett, wife and daughter, of Waukegan, Sundayed with A. B. Combs and mother.
 
Ivanhoe Mr. and Mrs. James Boyer are entertaining a sister and brother from Chicago.

Miss Marion Payne opened her school at Winthrop Harbor Monday of this week.

Ernest Beckwith who holds a position with Sears & Roebuck, Chicago, spent Sunday at home.

Frank Dolph is putting a new brick furnace and casing under the boiler in his feed mill.

Supervisor H. C. W. Myers is building a large barn on his tenant farm.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
14 September 1906
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hull, of Chicago, Sept. 8, an eight pound daughter. Mrs. Hull will be remembered by her numerous friends in this locality as Miss Cora Herschberger.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Mosser, of Valentine, with their daughter were guests of Will Knigge and family several days recently.

Will Knigge attended the postmasters' convention Wednesday in Chicago.

Miss Lottie McBride has again taken up her work as teacher at the Palatine grade school.

Dr. Smith entertained his mother a few days the past week.

Russel Dawson our former teacher has been engaged to teach the LaGrange school the coming year.

Miss Adelaide Potts has left for New York.

Miss Gertie Hapke has returned from an extended visit with relatives in the city.

School began this week with Arthur Wilmington, of Pingree Grove, as principal and Miss Maud Wheeler, of Libertyville, primary teacher.

Mrs. Sharman and daughter have moved into Will Knigge's residence, formerly occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Dawson.

John Witt and sons, of Ela, called on friends here on their way to the Libertyville Fair.

Arthur Berghorn returned to his duties in the city, Sudnay after a four week's vacation.

Lovdall King is again able to be around after a few week's illness.

Mr. and Mrs. Miles Lamey, of Barrington, stopped at the Central Thursday of last week.

Lewis Litchfield and family from Waukegan spent several days here with friends and relatives recently.

Misses Emma Knigge enjoyed her vacation at home Fair week accompanied by Miss Clara Weitling, of Chicago.
 
Ivanhoe We regret to report George Radke on the sick list.

Jay Vasey, of Volo, is H. C. Payne's assistant in the creamery.

C. M. Fosket entertained his father and brother-in-law, Mr. Daniel of Palatine last week.

James VanPlew, of Wheaton, was an Ivanhoe visitor over Sunday.

Mrs. Orpha Harding and children returned to their home at Sioux City, Ia. last Saturday.

Mrs. Vickerman a former resident of this place, but who moved to Libertyville last spring, was brought here for burial Thusday of last week.

The Ivanhoe school opened Monday this week with Oscar Birch, of Plymouth, Ind., as teacher.
 
Hoodo [sic] Follows Family Steinbucks, of Diamond Lake, No Sooner Get Out of Trouble Than They Fall in Again.

This Time They Feast on Toadstood Dinner

Sunday, August 26 - Fred Steinbuck, shot by Constable Lanahan, of Chicago, while poaching on Diamond Lake and riddled with shot.

Few days later, Charles Steinbuck, brother to Fred, is help up, beaten and left in semi-conscious condition on road near Libertyville.

Friday, family of Fred Steinbuck eats toadstools in the belief that they are mushrooms and all narrowly escape death.

Is there a hoodoo following the family?

In the belief that they were eating mushrooms, the entire family of Fred Steinbuck, who was recently shot for alleged poaching on Diamond Lake, partook yesterday of toad stools.

Fred Steinbuck, his wife, a niece and the hired man were all taken severely ill and for a time Dr. Taylor, the attending physician, had to wage a battle literally with grim death.

A friend, whose name can not be learned, also partook of the deadly toad stools. He left earlier and what became of him is not known. He it was who brought the supposed mushrooms to the Steinbucks in a satchel and gave them to the family for the dinner.

Mrs. Steinbuck was the most seriously affected of the quintette and the physician worked over her for several hours before she showed any signs of recover.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
21 September 1906
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Potts has been ill the past week at the home of her sister Mrs. Sharmen.

Lovdall King is again assisting Mr. W. Rich at the depot.

The Illinois Comedy Show given here was well attended. Miss Gertrude Hapke receiving the largest amount of votes in the contest.

Carl Bock and lady friend returned to their homes at River View after a week's visit here with the former's parents.

Mrs. Beasley and daughter, of Minneapolis, formerly of this place, made a pleasant call on friends here Saturday.

Mrs. L. Speche was guest of relatives in the city the first of the week.

Dr. Carson has been under the doctor's care the past week.
 
Ivanhoe Ivanhoe is a very "dry" town at present, as many of the wells and cisterns have failed and water can only be had at the deep wells.

Harry Fosket returns to school at Evanston next week.

Mrs. Ziegler is entertaining her cousin, Mrs. Getz from Racine, Wis.

Harry Decker is teaching the school at Grass Lake.

Mr. and Mrs. Kuebker received word of the marriage of their son William in Dakota last week.

While operating his threshing machine at H. C. W. Myers last Tuesday Frank Dolph met with a serious accident. In some way his hand caught in the gearing, badly crushing the fingers. Dr. Taylor was called and dressed the wound, which is doing as well as could be expected.

Mrs. Fosket and son Harry attended the marriage of the former's nephew, Mr. Fred Ranyard, in Chicago Wednesday of last week.

Dr. William Payne, who has been traveling in Europe the past year, was the guest of his aunts, Misses Mary and Agnes Payne, a short time last week. Dr. Payne went from here to Seattle, Wash., where he will locate.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
28 September 1906
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Otto King, of Kenosha, spent Sunday with his parents here.

Miss Flossie Rudolph from the city enjoyed a few days at the home of her aunt, Mrs. A. J. King.

Principal A. Wilmington was a guest of his uncle, F. Wilmington at Grayslake Sunday.

Mrs. L. Roder visited with her mother, Mrs. Nicholi at Leighton Sunday who is very ill.

Miss Anna Cronkhite has returned home after the past season's visit at the home of her sister, Mrs. F. Shaddle in Denver, Colo.

Mr. Sharmen was welcomed home here Thursday after an absence of two years in Texas but intends to return there again soon.

John Holcomb is attending school in Highland Park.

Mrs. J. H. Cronkhite entertained her sister, Mrs. Brown, of Waukegan, one day last week.

Miss Florence Sharman will leave soon for St. Louis wehre she will attend the Art Studio.

Mrs. George Ross has joined her husband in his travels through the northern states until Christmas.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Warren are entertaining a niece from Chicago.

G. Diederich and son Walter, of Rogers Park and brother from the city stopped at the Central Saturday.
 
Ivanhoe George Radke who has been very ill with appendicitis is reported a lettle better.

Miss Ida Hidorn, of Chicago, is the guest of Henry Grabbe's family this week.

Adam Behm is building an addition to the barn on the farm which he purchased of Mrs. E. A. Dean.

Mr. and Mrs. Fosket attended the marriage of their neice, Miss Zelda Daniels at Palatine Tuesday of this week.

Rev. Ziegler was called to Chicago Friday of last week by the death of his only sister, Miss Carrie Ziegler. Miss Ziegler was well known in this place, having visited here several times during the last two years. The community extends its sympathy to our pastor in this his great sorrow.
 
Fort Hill Earl Paddock is attending school at Grayslake.

Mrs. Simon Davis is visiting relatives in Evanston.

Mrs. Ellen Hogan and daughter, of Elgin, are guests of C. L. Thomson and family.

George Benwell entertained an aunt from Buffalo, N.Y. and his mother from Morton Park last week.

Mr. Cannon, of Millburn, was in this vicinity recently and bought a blooded Holstein calf of A. B. Combs.

The asons finished their work Tuesday on Mrs. C. E. Combs' new house.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
5 October 1906
100 Years Ago
Front Page Fremont Man is First Under Law

Will Cost Him $7 to Become a Citizen Instead of $1 as Formerly - Much Red Tape About New System

John Wagner, of Freemont [sic], is the first man to have the honor of taking out an application for naturalization under the new law and giving the state $7 instead of $1.

Wagner, who is a German made application Friday. He was put through the more rigid preparatory work and will not be taken before the court for three months, during which time his name will be posted in a public place.
 
Rockefeller Miss Mary Litchfield leaves Tuesday of next week for a short visit in Kansas City.

Miss Sarah Cameron has begun her second year as student at Lake Forest.

Mrs. Holcomb is a visitor in Boscobel, Wis., at present.

Mr. and Mrs. W. Porteous are the happy parents of a little daughter.

Miss Anna Rouse is completing her school work at St. Mary's convent.

Herman Litchfield is attending business college at Waukegan.

Mrs. Frey is entertaining her mother at present.

Mrs. Woodworth is improving and will soon be able to return to her home in New York.

Geo. Harden is entertaining a cousin from Iowa.

Mr. and Mrs. L. Roder recently entertained the latter's sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Meyers of Kansas.

Mrs. Popp spent Monday with friends in the city.

Edward Fisher is attending business college in Waukegan.

Tom McBride has purchased the Van Horn residence.
 
Fremont Center G. M. Traut is at present nursing a sick horse.

John Ahart Jr., is suffering with appendicitis and is to be taken to the Lakeside Hospital of Chicago to be operated upon.

Wm. Vickery and G. M. Traut, of Fremont, spent a very pleasant evening with the Mason's at Millburn Wednesday of last week.

Mrs. Albert Behm and children visited in Volo last week Thursday.

Miss M. J. Traut and friend, Fred Slater, of Chicago spent Saturday and Sunday with the former's brother, G. M. Traut. Mr. Slater anticipates settling down and making his home in this vicinity in the near future, having viewed on his pleasant drive to Mr. Traut's home several homes which he thinks would make pleasant quarters for his Chicago friends thus relieving Mr. Traut once in a while of driving to Grayslake to meet trains. Mr. Traut is also entertaining his neice, Miss Grovette Vogell and her friend, Geo. Jamieson of Chicago.

Mrs. Ella Orvis, of Waukegan, spent the past week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ahart.
 
Diamond Lake Mrs. Mann, of Waukegan, visited at the home of her sister, Mrs. G. Ray recently.

Lloyd Ray is on the sick list.

Mr. and Mrs. Einsmann are visiting at the latter's home in Waterloo, Iowa.

Mary Bartlett and Minnie Gerber were called to Waukegan on business one day last week.

Miss Luttie, of Chicago, is visiting with Mrs. Wm. Rouse.

The Misses Flath and mother, of Waukegan, visited with Mrs. Rouse Sunday.

George Bartlett is staying with his sister, Mrs. Laura Kane.

Ella Towner has resigned her position at the Oak Hill summer resort and expects to stay home a few weeks to rest after working at the "resort" all summer.

Will Wheeler called on his father Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ray left Tuesday to visit their son Paul in North Dakota.

Mrs. Henry Ost is planning to go to Minnesota and Nebraska.

Mr. Smith the school master moved into Mr. Staats' cottage Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. John Hodge are keeping house during the absence of the latter's parents.

Marguerite Staats is going to school in Chicago this winter.

Will Williams has gone to Iowa and Nebraska.

Mrs. Henry Kane and sons made a trip to Waukegan Monday.

There was no school Monday on account of Mr. Smith moving into his cottage.

Mrs. Geo. Mitchell and Grandma Bueshing visited at Lake Zurich one day last week.
 
Fort Hill Standford Bros. entertained relatives from the city the past week.

Mr. and Mrs. John Lenzen spent a day in Chicago recently.

D. V. Wait is home from Chicago, called here by the illness of his daughter, Georgianna, who is sick with typhoid fever.

The funeral of Mrs. Nicholas White, of Grayslake, was held at the Fort Hill church, Saturday. Burial in the Fox Lake Cemetery.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
12 October 1906
100 Years Ago
Frong Page McDonald Gets Maximum Fine

Man Arrested at Diamond Lake for Crime Against Nature Gets Limit, Must Pay Fine of $200

McDonald Feelingless

John McDonald, the man convicted of such a heinous crime at Diamond Lake some time ago Thursday plead guilty to the charges before Judge Donnelly and was fined $200 and commanded to the county jail until it was paid. The fine was the maximum that could be charged in his case.

McDonald, as he stood before the court, showed no signs of realizing the extent of his crime, nor did he show any feeling when his sentence was served. He walked back to his seat and started chatting as nothing had happened. He is a young fellow and would not be taken for one who would do the crime he did.
 
Rockefeller Mrs. Roder and sister, Mrs. Meyer, of Kansas, visited the former's son, Albert and wife at Grossdale Sunday.

Principal A. Wilmington spent Saturday and Sunday at his home at Crystal Lake.

Mrs. L. Specht has returned from several weeks visit with relatives in the city.

Mrs. Fitzgerald is spending a few weeks in the city.

Mrs. DePew is a guest of her daughter in Lee county.

Mr. and Mrs. Irving Payne have returned from a tour in the northern states.

Ed Payne has gone to Ogana, Wis., to purchase his Christmas evergreens.

Mrs. Freye was in the city Wednesday.

Mrs. VanPlew, of Wheaton, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Porteous here.
 
Diamond Lake Edward Gosswiller and John Barbarns visited the state fair at Springfield.

Mr. and Mrs. Einsmann have returned from their visit to Iowa.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Thatcher and family visited at the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Lempker.

Master Fred Towner visited in Palatine Sunday.

Miss Fanny Brickson visited Will Lempker's Sunday.

Miss Marguerite Ost is on the sick list.

Robert Lill Sr. is on the sick list.

Mr. and Mrs. Lill's daughter Grace and family have returned to their home in Philadelphia after visiting with their parents.

Our new pastor, Rev. Mr. Maxwell preached at the church Sunday. He is to be with us for a year - come and hear him.

Miss Grace Small is working for C. M. Wilcox.

Mr. and Mrs. Growner are the proud parents of a baby boy.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
19 October 1906
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Among those who attended the races Saturday were: Mrs. J. H. Cronkhite and Miss Anna, Mrs. L. Specht and nephew, Glen Knigge and A. Wilmington.

E. Ficke and wife, of Lake Zurich, spent Monday with relatives here.

Mr. and Mrs. Miles T. Lamey, of Barrington, stopped at the home of F. Knigge and family Sunday on their way to Racine.

Mrs. B. Broadhead was a guest of relatives in the city Friday.

S. Keiler and family visited relatives here Sunday.

Harold Kramer is assisting in Will Knigge's store.

Miss Mabel Rudolp is enjoying a few weeks at her home in River View.
 
Ivanhoe The W.C.T.U. will meet with Mrs. Ziegler Friday afternoon of this week.

Mrs. Henry VanPlew is entertaining her sister, Mrs. Hanson, of Stoughton, Wis.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Parker, of Volo, visited with the latter's mother, Mrs. Decker last Sunday.

Wm. Simpson is reported not so well as he has been lately.

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Decker, of North Chicago, and William Decker, of Libertyville, were pleasant callers here last Sunday.

Lost, somewhere between the 1st of September and the 1st of November, a resolution to dig a well at the parsonage. Finder will confer a favor by returning it to the proper authorities and receive - thanks.

Miss Ada Kuebker is spending a few weeks at Mrs. Dr. Carter's in Waukegan.

Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Averill returned to this place from Arkansas last week. They are now building a residence at Rockefeller.

Mr. Langell, of Evanston, was an Ivanhoe visitor over Sunday.

C. P. Beckwith is completing a fine addition to his large and commodious residence.
 
Diamond Lake Mrs. William Wheeler and children visited at her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Towner.

Mrs. Joe Brocksom and daughter visited at her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Rouse.

A number of the young men around the lake are helping William Bloomes.

Mr. and Mrs. Mace Poulton and son William visited at the latter's home, Mr. and Mrs. William Rouse a few days last week.

Harry Kuhl and son Harris, visited at Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Mitchell's Sunday.

Miss Stella Wilcox is sick with the typhoid fever. We all hoope for her recovery.

Mr. and Mrs. Bilson are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Herman Brockmann.

Misses May and Effie Butterfield were seen on our streets Sunday.

William Williams has returned from his visit to Iowa and Nebraska.
 
Proceedings of the Lake County Board of Supervisors Fremont
 
Name & Reason for Reimbursement Amount
to H. C. W. Meyers, for 1 day's services at Judge of Election @ $3/day $3.00
to Frank Dolph, for 1 day's services at Judge of Election @ $3/day $3.00
to Carl Dorfler, for 1 day's services as Judge of Election at $3/day $3.00
to Frank Thomas, for 1 day's services as Clerk of Election at $3/day $3.00
to F. W. Kuebker, for 1 day's services as Clerk of Election at $3/day $3.00
to Richard Duddles, for 1 day's services as Clerk of Election at $3/day $3.00
to H. C. W. Meyer, for 1 day's servics posting notices of election $1.50
to Frank Dolph, for 1 day's services posting notices of election $1.50
to Carl Dorfler, for 1 day's services posting notices of election $1.50
to H. C. W. Meyer, for 1 day's service returning poll books, etc. $2.50
to H. C. W. Meyer, for 28 miles travel returning poll books, etc. $1.40
to H. C. W. Meyer, for postage on poll book to Secretary of State $0.08
to Carol Dorfler, for erecting booths $1.50
to Hall rent $5.00
  $32.98

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
26 October 1906
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. Rouse is just recovering from a short illness.

Geo. Harden has been the guest of relatives here recently.

Arthur Briggs and wife, of Lake Zurich, were entertained Sunday at the home of Mr. Wm. Berghorn.

A. J. King is nursing a sprained ankle.

Mrs. Lathrop left Sunday for an extended visit in the city.

Thomas McBride has began work on on [sic] new shop building on the property he purchased of Wm. VanHorn.

Bert Swan enjoyed Sunday with mother and brothers here.

Miss Margueret Alvoid was a guest of relatives in the city a few days of the past week.

Miss Till Mitchell, of Prairie View, is spending a few weeks at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Rouse.

Lovdall King visited Sunday with friends at Oak Park.

Mr. F. Gossweiler is under the doctor's care.

Will Dresen, of Waupaca, Wis., was a guest of his parents here recently.

Miss Nina Rouse enjoyed Saturday and Sunday with relatives in Ravenswood.

Mrs. R. Sneider and daughter, Mrs. R. Lill, of Leighton took a trip to the city Monday via the electric.

The cement walks and crossings put an improved appearance in our village.
 
Ivanhoe Mason Colby is in Virginia looking after his property interests there.

Andrew Decker has secured a position in the railroad yards at Rondout.

Wm. Simpson is visiting his daughter, Mrs. Crampton in Chicago this week.

Mrs. Fannie Payne visited with relatives in Nunda last week.

Our teacher Mr. Burch visited with his brother at East Chicago last Saturday and Sunday.

The choir will meet next Saturday evening at the home of Miss Agnes Payne.

Rec. C. C. Adams, of Cedar Falls, Ia., was brought here for burial Wednesday of this week. Mr. Adams was closely connected with the early history of the Ivanhoe church, his pastorate here extending over a period of ten eyars. During recent years he has lived with his daughter, Mrs. Clara Cleveland, of Cedar Falls, Ia. He was about 93 years of age.

Mrs. Annie Titus is at the Presbyterian hospital in Chicago where she underwent an operation Thursday of last week. We hear that Mrs. Titus is doing as well as her friends could hope for.
 
Diamond Lake Mr. and Mrs. George Ray have returned from North Dakota where they have been visiting their son Paul.



Mr. Gerber visited at his home Sunday.

A number from here attended church at Long Grove Sunday.

Mrs. John Whitney is on the sick list.

Mr. and Mrs. Otis Smith entertained his parents from Ivanhoe Sunday.

Two of Fred Towner's valuable horses died last week.

Mr. Towner and son Freddie visited at Lake Forest Sunday.

Mrs. Henry Ost and children have gone to Missouri to visit her husband.

Tessie Brockson has been spending the past week with her grandmother, Mrs. Wm. Rouse.

Mr. and Mrs. H. Kane and don Earl visited with the latter's sister, Mrs. Wm. Brockmann Sunday.

The next meeting of the Diamond Lake Cemetery Association will be held with Mrs. J. M. Cooper Thursday Nov. 1 at 2 p.m.. All members please attend.
 
Fremont Center Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Orvis, of Waukegan spent Saturday and Sunday with Mrs. Orvis' parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ahart.

Peter Kinsley spent one day last week with his parents in Waukegan.

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Luby and Mr. Luby's mother spent last Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Adam Behm.

Mr. and Mrs. Traut are again entertaining their neice Miss Grovette Vogell and her friend, George Jamieson, of Chicago.

Mr. and Mrs. George Behm, of Libertyville, spent last Sunday with friends and relatives at the Center.

John Wagner was on the sick list last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Wagner spent last Monday with their son-in-law at Lilly Lake.

John Ahart Sr., and his daughter, Mrs. Orvis, of Waukegan, went to Chicago last Monday to bring home with them John Ahart Jr., who was taken there three weeks ago to undergo an operation for appendicitis.
 
Fort Hill Arthur Stanford and sister, of Chicago, spent Sunday at the Cloverdale farm.

Mr. and Mrs. Merritt, of Wauconda, were callers in this vicinity Monday afternoon.

Miss Louisa Huson is visiting in Grayslake.

Miss Dorlesea Granger, of McHenry, spent the past week wity Mrs. Louis Lusk.

Mrs. Jason Converse, of Volo, is visiting with relatives in this vicinity.

Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Peter, of Lake Bluff, spent a week with C. L. Thomson and family.

Mrs. George Benwell spent the first of the week with friends in Chicago.

James Bauer and George Davis were recent Chicago visitors.

The social held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Gilbert, Friday evening for the benefit of the Sunday school was largely attended and a pleasant time was enjoyed by all present. A bountiful supper was served to about 100 guests. Twenty-four dollars was realized from the supper.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
2 November 1906
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller F. Bairstow, of Waukegan, called on J. E. Holcomb Saturday.

Little Lawrence Frey is under the care of Dr. E. V. Smith at present.

Mr. Reese entertained his son and daughter from the city over Sunday.

Miss Mabel Rudolph returned to her work here after a week's vacation at her home in River View.

F. Gossweiler has recovered from his recent illness.

Roy Knigge from the city spent Sunday with his grandparents here.

Miss Charlotte McBride, of Palatine, visited here at the home of her sister and mother Saturday and Sunday.

A surprise party was tendered to Miss Gertrude Hapke on her fifteenth birthday Wednesday evening by twenty of our Juniors. A most enjoyable evening was spent.

C. Gossweiler, of Long Grove, called on his brother here one day of last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Burdick went to Wauconda one day last week to visit their son Lester who has been quite sick.

Mrs. L. Litchfield and children, of Waukegan, enjoyed Sudnay here at the home of their mother, Mrs. P. Litchfield.
 
Ivanhoe Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Lusk, of Waukegan, spent Sunday here the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dolph.

Miss Fannie Payne entertained her niece, Miss Collins, of Chicago, over Sunday.

F. M. Smith is treating his residence to a new coat of paint.

Deacon John Duddles is reported on the sick list.

Frank Dolph's hand which was injured in his threshing machine sometime ago is giving hie some considerable trouble not healing as rapidly as it should.

Several parties in this locality have lost a great many chickens recently by minks, so if you don't want a visitation from the little "varmints" see that your chicken coops are tightly closed at night.

Mason Colby returned old from "Old Virginia" last week. Mr. Colby reports fine crops there, plenty of rain and a general prosperous condition of the country.

At the choir meeting last Saturday evening Mrs. Gertie Beach the organist was presented with a beautiful silver pitcher the gift of the choir.
 
Diamond Lake Miss Lydia Gerber is working in the city at present.

Miss S. Skibbie is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Staats.

Mr. and Mrs. George Mitchell and daughter Luella, visited at Lake Zurich Sunday.

We are glad to hear Miss Stella Wilcox is on the gain.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
9 November 1906
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. G. Lintleman and mother, Mrs. Hillman, of Lake Zurich, called on friends here and in Libertyville Monday.

Miss Emma Knigge, of Chicago, was a guest at home Sunday.

Mrs. W. Rich, Mrs. F. Thomas, Mis Cora and Blain were city visitors Monday.
 
Ivanhoe Deacon John Duddles who has been seriousl ill is reported a little better.

Mr. and Mrs. James Clinton, of Chicago, spent Sunday here the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dolph.

Johnnie Wirtz is attending Munson Business college in Waukegan.

Mr. and Mrs. Falconer entertained their brother from Oak Park last Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Chamberlain entertained company last Sunday from Mayfair and Bonnerville.

Julius Chamberlain and son Charles made a business trip to Chicago one day last week.

The partnership between Boyer Bros. general merchandise of this place was dissolved last week by mutual consent, Thomas Boyer buying out his brother's interest in the business. We hear that James Boyer will move to Texas where he owns a large farm.

There was a fair attendance at the song service last Sunday evening. The singing was excellent, especially the solos by Misses Edith Beckwith and Daisy Vanplew and by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dolph. Friends, you don't know what you miss when you fail to attend the services.
 
Diamond Lake Wm. Lempker visited in Chicago Saturday and Sunday.

The Misses Lydia, Tillie and Minnie Hokemeyer called on their friends and relatives Sunday.

Mrs. Geo. Mitchell and her grandmother visited relatives in Libertyville Monday.

Mr. Hormann and Mrs. Craft transacted business in Waukegan Monday.

The Ladies Aid will meet with Mrs. Robert Lill, Sr. at 10 o'clock Thursday Nov. 15. All are welcome.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
16 November 1906
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller The West Side Pleasure club, of Ivanhoe, will give a dance at the M.W.A. hall at Ivanhoe on Friday night of this week. An oyster supper will be served. Many from here are planning to attend.

Mrs. Roder spent several days with her mother, Mrs. Nicoly at Leighton.

Mr. and Mrs. Freye are entertaining the former's brother from the city.

Remember Nov. 23

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Aynsly visited friends at Dundee Sunday.

Bernard Swan left Tuesday for the city where he will assist Ed Payne with his Christmas trees.

John Zimmer, and son Leo, of Long Grove, were in town Sunday on their way to Waukegan.

Miss Mayme Mong and nephew, of Desplaines, were guests at the home of the former's neice, Mrs. Geo. Thatcher.

Mrs. Simmons and children who have been visiting with her parents at Evanston returned home Sunday.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. Dean is visiting with relatives in Nunda.

Mrs. Alma Farnsworth, of Mayfair, is visiting here with her sister, Mrs. Julius Chamberlain.

Miss Agnes Payne is spending a few weeks in Chicago with her neice Mrs. Hattie Ames.

We are sorry to report Asa Joice on the sick list.

Word reaches us of the marriage of Clifford Payne, formerly of Ivanhoe, at his new home in Redlands, Calif.
 
Diamond Lake Mrs. G. Drewry visited with her parents last week.

Miss Lydia Gerber visited with her parents Saturday and Sunday.

What is the matter with Diamond Lake getting incorporated?

You can hear the shredders hum this week.

The fixtures for the new saloon arrived Sunday.

The school is planning to give a entertainment in the school house Friday evening Nov. 23.

Ella and Fred Towner visited at Libertyville Saturday and Sunday.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
23 November 1906
100 Years Ago
Front Page Enraged Man Shoots 5 Cows

Two Cows Belonging to J. J. Rouse of Rockefeller Killed and Three Wounded - "Old" Reeves, Eccentric Resident of Village on Rampage

Enraged because his fences were down and John Rouse, of Rockefeller, had turned his own cattle into a neighboring pasture, "Old" Reeves yesterday took down his twenty-two rifle and shot five of the Rouse cows, killing two and fatally wounding three, it is alleged.

Rouse resides on the west side of Rockefeller on the Ivanhoe road, while Reeves, an eccentric widower with a small farm, is a neighbor. Reeve's fence was down, it is said, when Rouse notified him that he was going to turn his cows out so that Reeves had better get the fences up. Nothing was done to the barriers and Rouse turned out the cattle, when Reeves is alleged to have waded into them for slaughter.
 
Rockefeller Bert and Bernard Swan of the city visited their mother and brother here recently.

Henry Coudrey is assisting E. G. Payne in the city for preparation for the holidays, the latter spent Sunday at home here.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Gossweiler and daughter Cora visited relatives and friends here Thursday.

Mrs. L. Roder attended the funeral of her mother Tuesday who passed away Sunday after a lingering illness.

Mrs. Benedict and daughter, of Waupaca, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. Rich Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Cronkhite entertained cousins from the city and New York Sunday.

Mrs. Holcomb and mother enjoyed the play of Ben Hur one day last week.

Mrs. Depew had a son-in-law a veterinary surgeon from Chicago for a guest over Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. D. Smith entertained their son and family of Diamond Lake Sunday.

Mrs. Dewalt Kramer and children of the city will spend the winter with her parents here.

Mrs. L. Specht and niece spent Friday in the city.

Mrs. Will Knigge and son Glenn were guests of relatives in the city Saturday and Sunday.

Lester Burdick and wife left for the south last Tuesday.
 
Ivanhoe Asa Joice who has been seriously ill is getting better.

Mrs. E. A. Dean will go to Oberlin, Ohio, soon where she will spend several weeks with her daughter, Mrs. H. D. Wells.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dolph visited with relatives in Evanston last Sunday.

We hear that Mr. Schlicker has rented a farm east of Libertyville and will move there during the winter.

Wm. Kuebker is in Chicago working for E. G. Payne in the Christmas tree business.

At the services last Sunday evening the bass solo by Oscar Burch and duet by Richard Duddles and Miss Lulu Ames was much appreciated by the congreation.

Turkeys are roosting high this year, in fact they are so high that perhaps some of our purses especially that of the correspondent will not be able to reach one of them for Thanksgiving dinner.
 
Diamond Lake Mrs. Geo. Mitchell visited in Chicago one day last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Blows, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Einsmann and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Mitchell and daughter Luella visited at John Gosswiller's Sunday.

Master Edward Craft who has been on the sick list for a few weeks is able to attend school again.

Miss Tillie Libbie is helping her sister Mrs. Cooper.

Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Towner and daughter visited at Waukegan Thursday.

Fred Grant who worked for Mr. Godwin in the summer is working for Geo. Mitchell for the present.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
30 November 1906
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller The Ladies Aid society will meet with Mrs. Wilcox Wednesday Dec. 5 at 2 o'clock.

Mr. Dales, of East St. Louis, is a guest at the Thomas home.

Miss Lillian Partridge is assisting Miss Anna Cronkhite with her class in music.

Mrs. Richard Smith was given a surprise by her relatives last Sunday. Upon returning from church she found them all assembled to help celebrate her birthday.

Mrs. James May was the guest of her aunt Mrs. Ed Payne Thursday.

Mrs. Irving Payne will spendc a few weeks with her husband in the city.

The play of "Scenes at the Union Depot" at the school house Friday evening was a success over $40 being cleared for the benefit of the school house basement and we want to thank our neighboring towns for being so well represented, regretting that we were not able to give seats for those present as the building was crowded to the utmost. Our desire being to give it again where we can accommodate all and furthermore credit is due to Prof. A. Wilmington and our young ladies and men about twenty-five in number assisted by our juniors each one showint talent in their characters.
 
Ivanhoe If you haven't got a cold hurry up and get one - nothing like being in fashion.

Mr. Burch has opened an evening school fro those who desire to take higher studies that are not taught in the day school

George Barinerd Jr., was a Chicago visitor last Saturday.

James Boyer is preparing to start for his new home in the sunny southland soon.

The Ladies Home Missionary society will hold its annula thank offering meeting Wednesday evening Dec. 5 at the home of Mrs. Jacoby. Supper will be served. Everyone cordially invited to attend and by the way, don't forget to bring your offering.
 
Diamond Lake Miss Marguerite Staats is visiting at Waukegan

Mrs. George Craft and children visited with her sister Saturday.

Mrs. John Gosswiller and sons Eddie and Elmer visited in Chicago Thursday.

Don't forget the social at Mr. and Mrs. Martin Ritzenthaler's next Tuesday evening Dec. 4.

Miss Ella Towner Towner visited at Gilmer Sunday and Monday.

Mrs. W. Cooper and son Thomas visited in Chicago last Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. George Mitchell and daughter Luella went to the wedding of Miss Tillie Buesching at Lake Zurich last week.

Mrs. Koch entertained all her friends at a "kaffee klatch" last week.

The next meeting of the Diamond Lake Cemetery association will be held with Mrs. H. P. Bartlett Thursday forenoon Dec. 6. All members are urged to come to this meeting. A ten cent lunch will be served. There will be sewing.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
7 December 1906
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Thanksgiving day was observed in our little village as usual, dinners were given and guests entertained as follows:

Mrs. McArthur and son from Waupaca at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. Rich,
Frank Cronkhite, of Ohio; Arthur Berghorn, from the city and B. Thomas, of Waukegan, at the homes of their parents here; B. Broadhead's son and family from Chicago at the former's home here; John Gosswiller and family, of Diamond Lake, at the home of their brother and sister; Albert Roder and wife, of Grossdale, here with the former's parents; Dr. E. V. Smith with relatives in the city; Lewis Knigge and wife, of Libertyville and Miss Emma, of Chicago, at the home of parents here; Miss Flossie Rudolph from the city at the home of her aunt, Mrs. A. J. King; The Rockefeller Cubs defeating Waukegan Business College team at Libertyville in foot ball, score 6 to 0; Mr. and Mrs. Burdick at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Will Knigge; Miss Charlotte McBride from Palatine with her mother and sister here.

Miss Nina Rouse gave a party Satruday evening to her many friends in honor of her sixteenth birthday. Each and all passed a very delightful evening.

Mrs. Frey and children were city visitors Friday and Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Dawson, of Grossdale, spent Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Cronkhite.

Mrs. Lathrop and son Harry visited with relatives in the city last week.

Jim Burlingame, of Rondout, was a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. King part of last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Albright and grand-children attended the wedding of their son Herman, in the city recently.



Mr. and Mrs. King entertained the former's sister and husband, of Waverly, Iowa, Saturday and Sunday with a hearty welcome not having seen them for twenty-eight years.

A. Wilmington was a guest at his home at Crystal Lake the latter part of last week.

Three section workers of Schlesingerville, Wis., have taken the place of Mr. Herrick and the workmen who have resigned.

Mr. Dales who has been entertained for the past two weeks has returned to his home in St. Louis.

Miss Ames, of Waukegan, has been entertained at the Cronkhite home the past week.

Mrs. Sharman has left for St. Louis where she will spend the remainder of this season.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. Carol Dorfler is reported on the sick list.

Mrs. Bensinger, of Wadsworth, was a pleasant caller here Monday of this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Julius Chamberlain spent Thanksgiving with the latter's sister, Mrs. Farnsworth, at Mayfair.

Mr. and Mrs. Fosket entertained their son Harry, of Evanston, and cousin, Miss Adelaide Pinny, of Chicago, Thanksgiving day.

Mrs. Thomas Boyer received word last week of the death of her father in Canada.

The choir will meet next Saturday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Payne.

Mr. Burch was the guest of friends at Valparaiso, Ind., Thanksgiving day.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry VanPlew entertained their sons John and James, of Beloit, Wis., Thanksgiving day.

After making extensive repairs in his feed mill and installing some new machinery, our genial miller, Frank Dolph, is better prepared than ever to do good work this winter, so bring your grain Tuesdays and Saturdays. Come early to "avoid the rush."

Miss Edith Wirtz is attending school at St. Mary's Convent, Libertyville.

The Ivanhoe church building was dedicated Dec. 10, 1856, fifty years ago. Special services commemorating the event will be held Sunday, Dec. 9. Speakers familiar with the early history of the church will be present. Don't fail to attend this meeting. Special music at the evening service.
 
Diamond Lake How was the turkey?

Mr. and Mrs. William Einsman spent Saturday and Sunday at Milwaukee.

Mrs. Lill and daughter Ethel spent a few days last week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ray.

Mr. and Mrs. John Hodge and daughter Esther visited at the latter's parent's Sunday.

Miss Ella Towner after staying at home a few weeks has gone to work for Mrs. Robert Rouse at Rockefeller.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
14 December 1906
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller George Waterman, of Prairie View, spent one day last week with friends here.

Mr. and Mrs. L. Roder had for their guests Saturday Emil Nicoli of Leighton.

Otto King called on his parents here Friday evening.

Walter Rheinhart met with a serious accident Friday of last week on the electric road between Racine and Milwaukee being burned about the face by the explosion of a gasoline can in use on the engine. He was brought here to the home of J. Aynesly.

Mrs. Tyler who is spending the winter with her grand-daughter in Libertyville was a visitor in town Saturday.

Ray Alvoid accompanied Mr. McCormick, of Libertyville, on his trip around McHenry county.

Miss Emma Brockman. of Libertyville, called on Mrs. Geo. Thatcher one day of last week.

Harry Kramer spend Sunday with his sister, Mrs. Frank Knigge near Wauconda.

Mr. and Mrs. G. Thatcher and children were guests at the home of the latter's parents at Diamond Lake.
 
Ivanhoe Mr. Moody, of Waukegan, was here last Sunday and conducted the C.E. services.

Miss Alice Smith, of Waukegan, visited with Ivanhoe friends over Sunday.

Charles and Dwight Dolph are visiting this week with friends in Evanston and Chicago.

James Boyer took a party of land seekers to Texas last week.

It is reported that one of our local trappers took six skunks, a large raccoon and a weasel from one den the other day. A happy family surely.

Mrs. James Boyer is reported on the sick list.

Bert Johnson is in Chicago working for E. G. Payne in the Christmas tree business.

There was a fair attendance at the services commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the dedication of the Ivanhoe church building. Captain Charles Partridge, of Waukegan, was present and delivered a fine address on the early history of the church. We were all much pleased to hear Mr. Partridge's voice as in days of old.
 
Obituary On Sunday morning, Dec. 9, at 11 o'clock, Hattie Payne Ames passed away after a lingering painful illness at her home in Chicago. Mrs. Ames was born at Ivanhoe, Oct. 8, 1878. She received the education afforded by the public school of that place and later pursued a course of study in the Normal Collge of Marion, Ind. She afterwards accepted a position as book-keeper in Lake Forest and again in Chicago where by her faithfulness to duty seh won the highest esteem of everyone.

On May 6, 1903, she was united in marriage to Hibbard H. Ames, the friend and schoolmate of her childhood. The home was blessed with love and happiness and brightened by the little daughter who gladdened their household.

The bright sunny nature of Mrs. Ames coupled with the spirit to do for others and make others happy, made her home a place where the brothers and sisters and friends loved to gather always assured of a warm welcome.

The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at Ivanhoe in the Congregational church of which the deceased had long been a memeber. Rev. Stubbins, of Clifton, Ill., a former pastor and who officiated at the marriage addressed the friends with words of comfort.

The many beautiful floral tributes and the presence of a large concourse of friends attensted to the love and esteem in which she was held.

She leaves beside the heart broken husband and little daughter, four sisters, Mrs. Alice Hubbard, of Arkansas; Mrs. Susie Jones, of Gilmer; Miss Lillian Payne, of Beloit; Miss Marion Payne, of Ivanhoe and one brother Dr. William Payne of Washington. The father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Payne passed to their long rest several years ago.

It may be said of our friend with the poet,

"None knew thee but to love thee"
and the memory of her goodness and her sweetness will prove a benediction to the loved ones who with all who knew her feel that the world is better for her brief life.
 
Diamond Lake Mrs. William Einsman visited in Chicago one day last week.

A number of farmers took in the Fat Stock Show last week.

Mrs. Staats visited in Waukegan over Saturday and Sunday.

There is to be a meeting for the children December 29th at the church all children are requested to come.

Mr. and Mrs. William Beck visited at Mr. and Mrs. Wiliam Einsman's Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ray and children visited with their daughter, Mrs. John Hodge, Saturday.

There is to be a social at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Towner Dec. 14th for the Lake Bluff Orphanage, which was destoyed by fire. A lunch will be served and the proceeds will be used to buy bed clothes for the Orphans, as forty little boys lost their beds. Every one is cordially inveted to help a good cause. Plans are being made for the "Christmas Tree."

The Ladies of the Diamond Lake Cemetery Association are preparing a Christmas box for the Englewood orphange. Anyone wishing to donate clothing, provisions, etc. will please leave them with Mrs. Geo. Mitchell not lateer than Wednesday, Dec. 19.
 
Fremont Center Mr. and Mrs. Albert Behm spent last Saturday with Mrs. Behm's father and brother at Lily Lake.

Miss M. J. Traut returned to Chciago Thursday after two week's visited with her brother.

Mr. and Mrs. Wagner spend Saturday at Long Grove with Mrs. Wagner's parents.

Valentine Traut spent a few days with his brother here recently. He starts for his old home in California the first of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Vogel, of Grant county, Wis., spent a part of the past week with their uncle here.

Mrs. David Ferris, of Worley, Wis., visited with her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Traut, last week.

George Dietz has returned to Milwaukee after spending a few weeks with his parents here.

The minister's house at Fremont Centre will be completed in a few days.

Mrs. Frank Dietz is not improving very fast and is still quite ill.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
21 December 1906
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Horace Minify, of Chicago, called on her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Broadhead here Saturday.

Miss Ethel Knedler, of Prairie View, called on relatives here one day last week.

Quite a number from here attended the funeral of Mrs. Hibbard Ames at Ivanhoe Tuesday.

Paul Ray has returned to his home at Diamond Lake after an absence of 10 months in Dakota where he has taken up a claim.

Miss Emma Knigge from the city spent Sunday with her parents here.

On Thursday evening Dec. 27 there will be a grand opening dance in the new McBride hall. Tickets 50 cents, supper extra. Everybody welcome.
 
Diamond Lake Hurrah fro Santa Claus!

Mrs. Ost., Sr., has returned to Chicago to spend the winter with her daughter, Mrs. H. Kuhl.

The ladies of Diamond Lake wish to thank everyone who attended the social last Friday evening in spite of the bad roads as they took in $17.35. The money was used to purchase bedclothes for the boys of the burned Lake orphanage. The following day the ladies tied ten comforters and ten pillow cases.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
28 December 1906
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller School closed Friday for a two weeks' vacation.

Mr. and Mrs. Frey are entertaining the former's brother from the city.

Mrs. Fitzgerald and son were visitors here last week.

Prof. A. Wilmington is enjoying a two weeks' vacation at his home in Crystal Lake.

Mrs. Tyler has returned to her home here after several weeks' visit with her grand-daughter at Libertyville.

Miss Mabel Rudolph visited her parents at Vier View Christmas day.

Mr. and Mrs. Geore Ross have returned to the home of latters' parents here after a several months' tour in the northern States.

Mrs. Lathrop and son Harry returned from their visit with relatives at Ravenswood. Miss Florence accompaning them home for her holiday vacation.

Mr. and Mrs. G. Thatcher are entertaining the former's brother, of Canada, at present.

Lovdall King is night operator at Prairie View while George WAterman is visiting at his home in Fon Du Lac.

Xmas eve was observed here at the chapel as usual. The little tots here were made happy by a beautiful tree containing gifts from Santa for which they rendered songs dialogues and recitation to the interest and delight of all present.

Skating is fine and enjoyed by all taking part.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. Arthur Ritta who underwent a very serious surgical operation last week is doing as weel as her friends could hope for.

Fred Grabbe's little son Horace, had the misfortune to fall and break his arm one day last week.

Frank Vickery is visiting with relatives and friends at Dyerville, Storm Lake and other points in Iowa.

Mr. and Mrs. James Boyer are spending a few days with relatives in southern Illinois.

F. M. Smith and family are entertaining their cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Robinson, of Lake Koshkonong, Wis.

Our teacher, Mr. Burch is spending the holidays with his parents at Plymouth, Indiana.

John Shepard, of Druces Lake, has purchased Mrs. Hawkins place and will move here the latter part of the winter.

We hear that Ed Dietz will move to Libertyville in the near future.
 
Diamond Lake The Diamond Lake cemetary association will meet with Mrs. Geo. Mitchell Thursday January 3 in the forenoon. A ten cent lunch will be served and there will be sewing - business metting at 2:30 p.m. All are invited.