Local News - 1898

From the Lake County Independent,
7 January 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. A. Gedka entertained his brother and family from Des Plaines New Years Day.

Remember the school meeting Saturday evening, a new director will be elected in C. M. Gorham's place.

Frank Cronkhite and Lyle Gorham left Tuesday morning for Beloit, Wis., where they are attending school.

Cora and Luella Herschberger returned Sunday evening after spending the holidays with relatives in Palatine.

Mrs. Maynworen, a daughter-in-law of Mrs. Geo. Buck from Chicago, will take charge of the house in Mrs. Buck's absence.

Mrs. Jas. Wilson returned to her home in Rockford after spending the holidays with her parents,Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Harden.

Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Gorham and daughter Laura left here Tuesday for Waukegan where they will make their future home. We are all very sorry to see them depart from friends here.
Ivanhoe Miss Annie Vanplew entertained her cousin from Gages Lakes over Sunday.

Clifford Payne gave a party to his numerous young friends last Saturday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Beckwith have been entertaining two young neices who are attending college at Wheaton.

Misses Lillian Payne and Harriet Brainerd returned to their studies, one to Beloit and one to Evanston, this week.

Harry Abbott resumes his school work in Grayslake this week after spending a short vacation with Ivanhoe friends.

Adam Wirtz gave a family reunion on New Years day. Nearly all the family were present and of course it was a very pleasant occassion.

Messrs Geo. Radke and Elisha Proctor are having the misfortune to lose several hogs with the cholera. They find new victims nearly every day.

On next Sunday Rev. Mr. Spangler will close his connection with the Congregational church. The society voted to make a change for the coming year and will now candidate for another pastor.

Tuesday evening, Dec. 28, the Modern Woodmen threw open the doors of their magnificent new hall and invited the public to come and enjoy a fine entertainment and bountiful banquet. The invitation was responded to by nearly 300 neighbors and friends coming from Wauconda, Grayslake, Hainesville, Libertyville and Russell besides those from this vicinity. The hall is indeed an honor to Ivanhoe and the Woodmen may well be proud of it as it appeared to the guests on that evening. The upper floor is lighted by three chandeliers and was very beautifully decorated for the occassion with Wisconsin moss. The whole building tells plainly that neither time nor expense has been spared in its erection. Especially the second story floor which is the best that money could procure having been purchased with a view to make it the best dancing floor hereabouts.
Diamond Lake Mrs. Einsman's sister returned to the city Monday.

The Roper Ice Co. began making ice Monday morning.

Miss Tillie Rouse returned to school in Waukegan Sunday.

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. H. Schroedder Thursday a bouncing baby girl.

Miss Ida Hoykemeyer is helping Geo. Ost take his annual invoice.

Among those who attended the Ivanhoe banquet from here were:
Messrs. Chas. Whitney, Geo. Ray and his daughter Ruth, Walter Darby and Miss Lydia Lawrence.

Note: There was no January 14th issue on the microfilm.

From the Lake County Independent,
21 January 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. D. Litcchfield and daughter Magda were in Waukegan Tuesday.

R. F. Rouse is expected to return this week from his position in Jacksonville, Fla.

Little Millie Herschberger was taken sick Monday. Dr. Travis is the attending physician.

Miss Unie Ames took the noon train Tuesday, returning to Valparaiso after spending a week's vacation with her parents in Fremont.
Ivanhoe John Hironimus has rented his farm to Nic Keiber, of Libertyville.

Mrs. Annie Kellner and son Foster, of Warren, visited at Mrs. Dykes last Friday.

The Ivanhoe factory paid a dividend of 89 cents per hundred for the month of January.

Miss Blanch Huson is staying with her aunt Mrs. C.F. Beckwith and Lewis Huson with his aunt Mrs. Dykes.

Rev. Geo. Spangler will start Thursday of this week with his family for the home of his father in northern Kansas.

The Rev. Geo. Spangler preached his farewell sermon Jan. 9th, being communion day there were two united with the church, Mrs. William Skinner and daughter Alice.
Diamond Lake Mr. C. Weiskopf has been very sick of late.

Mr. F. Towner has sold his incubator and poultry raising outfit.

The Ice. co. resumed work Monday morning with about thirty-five men. The force is to be increased to seventy-five as soon as possible.
Fort Hill
Lots of sickness among the children. Wm. Thomson and son are shipping cream again to Chicago.

M. B. Huson has rented part of the Morse farm of F. Deutesler.

Mrs. R. Townsend slipped and fell on some ice and sprained her wrist.

S. P. Hiese received the sad news of the death of his father in Barrington Saturday.

Herbert Davis tells us that he intends to clerk for his father-in-law, E. Richardson, in the store the coming year and will move in a few days.

Edward Lusk in breaking mules this winter. He has three which are fine speciments of the long-eared kind. He intends to fit up a buggy team out of the three that will shine and that he won't be ashamed to use.

From the Lake County Independent,
28 January 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller This being Rev. Buck's last Sunday everybody ought to turn out and enjoy the farewell sermon.

The excitement is settled at last. Our Congressman has recommended Will Knigge for the coming Post Master.

Mr. Lyman Fargo, who has been to work at Arlington Heights, has finished that job and is now at home with his family.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shaddle are the happy parents of a nice baby girl who arrived last Saturday. All are doing nicely.

Don't forget the Masquerade Dance at the Woodmen Hall at Ivanhoe on the 14th of February. Dance seventy-five cents. Supper extra. Suits furnished aat the hall at reasonable price. Everyone come and have a good time.
Ivanhoe The blizzard came last Saturday, as predicted.

Adam Titus and wife have moved in with his father's family.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hawthorne visited his sister, Miss Eva Dykes, last Thurday.

Miss Blanche Huson and brother Lewis visited their uncle, March Huson, and at Cyrus Cleveland's in Hainesville last week Monday.
Diamond Lake Mr. C. Weiskopf is reported no better.

Mr. and Mrs. Hokemeyer are both very sick at their daughter's Mrs. F. Towner's. Dr. Galloway was called on Monday.

There will be a card party at C. A. Bilinski's Wednesday evening.

From the Lake County Independent,
4 February 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Miss Fanny Cooper visited with relatives in Chicago last week.

Mr. Welsh from Deerfield visited over Sunday with his brother, N. S. Welsh.

Will Serivens returned last Thursday from a month's visit at his home in Albany, Wis.

Miss Gertie Carle has returned from her visit with her mother and friends in Albany, Wis.

Mrs. Maynwarren, daughter-in-law of Mrs. Geo. Buck, was called to her home in Chicago by the illness of her husband.

A farewell surprise party was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ritzenthaler Tuesday evening in honor of Rev. and Mrs. Geo. Buck. A large crowd of old and young spent the evening in games and social chat. Light refreshments were served.
Ivanhoe Will Putnam carries an arm in a sling from effects of a felon.

Mr. Henry Grabbe has rented the S. H. Swan house to Adam Titus.

Dean and Ruth Wells have been confined to the house a week with scarlet fever.

Mr. Fred Wirtz who is on the police force in Chicago accompied by a friend spent a few days with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wirtz.

We learn that Mr. A. A. Payne is to be our future postmaster. Mr. Payne has filled this position very acceptably heretofore and we are sure wherever the office is located it will be free from loaders, tobacco smoke and everything objectionable.
Fremont Center The storms of the past week have made the roads almost impassable.

Fred Wirtz, of Rogers Park, is spending the week with his parents here.

George Dobner has returned to his home in Minnesota after a month's visit with relatives here.

Miss M. J. Traut and neice, of Chicago, are visiting with her mother and brother here for a few weeks.

From the Lake County Independent,
11 February 1898
100 Years Ago

George Harden is on the sick list this week.

Fred Albright entertained his brother Henry from Evanston for a few days this week.

Extra men were employed on the railroad to shovel snow and keep the passage clear during the recent storms.

From the Lake County Independent,
18 February 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Miss Anna Feiff, from Ida Grove, Iowa, has been visiting with her friend Belle Gleason.

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Porteious are visiting with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard at Libertyville.

Mrs. Dean Aynsley from Diamond Lake visited a few days with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Burdick.

Mrs. Dr. Travis' sister who has been visiting her for the past week has returned to her home in Chicago.

Mrs. J. T. Mann, from Waukegan, spent a few days with her parents Mr. and Mrs. John Rouse the fore part of the week.
Ivanhoe Mr. Frank Dietz has moved to the D.S. Putnam farm.

Mr. and Mrs. Jake Diethorn are the happy parents of a fine baby girl.

Miss Sarah Joice who has been working in Grayslake was home over Sunday.

Mrs. Beckwith is entertaining two cousins the Misses Cora and Linnie Clarke from Milwaukee, Wis.

Mr. Frank Smith who has been living on his father's farm has moved into his own house in Ivanhoe.

Note:There was no February 25th edition on the microfilm

From the Lake County Independent,
4 March 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Prof. N.H. Welch took his room for a sleigh ride last Friday afternoon.

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

Thos. McBride was in Chicago last Sunday visiting his cousin, Mr. Rogers.

A birthday party was given Bertie Harden last Tuesday by the smaller children.

Mrs. Dr. Heideman, of Elmhurst, and Mrs. Spech both sisters of Mrs. Herschberger are visiting relatives here.

Giving a yelling baby opiates to make it sleep may kill the baby. Not giving it opiates will be very apt to kill the parents. It is difficult to tell what to do.

Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Gordon, of Chicago, visited Mrs. Gordon's parents G. W. Myrick and other relatives the latter part of last week, returning Saturday noon accompanied by Miss Bell Gleason.
Louis Radke has purchased a driving horse of Wentzel Deitz. Michael Woolf is moving on to the Farmer place near Leithton.

Mrs. August Wirtz was called down to Libertyville last Friday to see her mother Mrs. Brixon who is very sick.

Another of Ivanhoe's fair daughters has embarked on the sea of matrimony. Miss Nellie Hawkins was happily married to Mr. John Shepherd. We wish them a successful voyage through life.
Fort Hill
Mrs. Kate Wait has been very sick with the grippe. Frank Howard and family moved to Wadsworth March 1st onto a farm purchased by Mrs. Pearsons.

Our factory will change hands about April 1, as it has been purchased by the patrons of this and adjoining sections. It starts with a capital stock of $3,500. All paid up stock. The stockholders, in order to start have to wait for charter and papers from Springfield, which will take some time. It will do business under the name of the Cloverdale Creamery Co.

From the Lake County Independent,
11 March 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Smith from Grayslake, is visiting her sister Mrs. Payne.

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Rouse a bouncing baby boy, mother and child doing nicely.

Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Knigge, Mr. and Mrs. Kramer and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Feddler visited Frank Knigge on his birthday last Thursday.

Mrs. Delia Shoop from Racine, Wis., spend last Sunday with her neice Mrs. L.H. Litchfield. While here she had the unexpected pleasure of meeting her brother John Gleason, of Ida Grove, Iowa, whom she had not seen in eighteen years. Mr. Gleason was visiting his daughters and other relatives.

From the Lake County Independent,
18 March 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. and Mrs. Booth from Trevor, Wis., visited with Mrs. Geo. M. Beasley one day last week.

Mrs. James Wilson left Saturday for her home in Rockford after spending several weeks with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Harden.

Misses Lottie Harden, Lottie McBride and Anna Cronkhite attended the Christian Endeavor Rally at Half Day Saturday. All report having a good time.

Word was received last Wednesday morning announcing the sudden death of J. P. Norton in California. Particulars about the case have not yet been received.
Ivanhoe The W.C.T.U. will hold a memorial service for Miss Francis E. Willard on Friday afternoon with Miss Mary Payne.

Mr. A. A. Payne has taken a trip to Seattle, Washington. He expects to be gone sometime, returning by way of Montana.

Clayton Dean was out from the city last week to bid his friends adieu preparatory to taking leave for the gold fields of Alaska.

Mr. Brixon is making his home with his daughter Mrs. August Wirtz.

Miss Sarah Joice is staying with Mrs. Arthur Ritta in Grayslake this week.

Will Herbison who has been working for Henry Grabbe the past three years left this week for DeKalb where he expects to work in a nail factory.

From the Lake County Independent,
25 March 1898
100 Years Ago
Diamond Lake Mr. Henry Carston moved to Costa, Ill., this week.

Albert Barbaras returned for a weeks vacation fomr Valparaiso Saturday.

Miss Allie Bilinski, who has been sick with the grippe, is reported improving.

Mrs. Lena Tatter went to Long Grove on Sunday to see her mother who is reported no better.

Mrs. Harry Blows' nephew, Earl Pelton, of Waterloo, Iowa, is expected to arrive here soon to visit relatives.

Miss Katherine Beck, Mrs. Wm. Einesman's sister has returned to her school after spending a weeks vacation at the Lake.

From the Lake County Independent,
1 April 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Loredel King had the misfortune to break his arm Saturday morning.

The entertainment given Friday evening by the graduating class of '98 was a grand success. The proceeds amounted to over twenty-six dollars. Everybody reported it very good.

Henry Feddler, of Lakes Corners was visiting relatives here a few days this week.
Diamond Lake Mrs. Gosswiller has the first "frying chickens" of the season.

Messrs. Earl Peltoan, of Waterloo, Ia., and Rupert Blunt, of Willmette, are visiting relatives here.

Mr. Albert Barbaras returned to school at Valparaiso Monday, his brother John accompanying him as far as Chicago.

From the Lake County Independent,
8 April 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Irving Payne from Chicago attended the funeral of Mr. Norton.

Will Jost has secured employment with F. C. Shaddle for the coming season.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. M. Beasley and daughter May visited in Trevor, Wis., a few days this week.

Last Wednesday at Wapaca occurred the wedding of J. E. Holcomb to Miss Carson. They returned Thursday evening. We extend to them most hearty congratulations.

John Gleason and wife and little daughter Florence from Ida Grove, Iowa, came Monday. They expect to make their future home here with Mrs. Gleason's parents Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Myrick.

The remains of J. P. Norton arrived Monday from California in care of Miss Mary Norton. Funeral services were held Wednesday, interrment being in the Ivanhoe cemetery, Rev. Cole officiating. The sudden death of Mr. Norton by paralysis is a sad burden for his three surviving daughters, who have the sympathy of all in their hour of bereavement.
Ivanhoe Mrs. E. Hubbard and son Edward, of Libertyville, attended church here on last Sunday morning.

Adam Randler has obtained a position on the street car line in Chicago. He began operations last Monday.

H. C. Payne has been engaged to operate the milk factory at Cloverdale. He entered upon his duties last Monday. His family will move to that place in the near future. They will be greatly missed in this community where they have so willingly asisted in all church and society work.
Diamond Lake Mrs. Blunt, of Wilmette, visited at Hiram Bartlett's Sunday.

Miss Minnie Hokemeyer was confirmed at the Fairfield church Sunday. Quite a number from here attended.

Willie Ost, of Palatine, was over on Sunday visiting relatives here.
Diamond Lake Miss Lena Iehler spent Sunday at home.

Miss Mabel Brockson spent Sunday with Miss Jennie Coon.

M. G. Smith has a new double harness. It looks swell George.

From the Lake County Independent,
15 April 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Geo. Harden Jr., has closed his winter term of school at Fairfield and is now out canvassing for books. We wish him success in his new work.

Mrs. Chas. Kahl and children and Mrs. Buenzow went to Pullman this week where they will spend a day or so with relatives then returning to Chicago home.

Asa Joice had the pleasure of making a trip to Waukegan Tuesday accompanied by Mr. Trierstein from Leithton, the later will probably remain in the county jail for a while.

E. E. Hoehn the barber went to Oak Park Sunday morning where he will spend the week of Easter with his parents.
Ivanhoe Mr. Biethorn's baby has been quite sick, but is some better.

Miss Blanch Husen has gone to Grayslake to assist Miss Whitmore in the post office.

H. C. Payne and family moved last week to Cloverdale. They will be greatly missed in Ivanhoe.

Mrs. Cora Taylor, of Warren, called on her parents Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Woolridge last week Tuesday.

Note: There was no April 22nd or 29th on the microfilm
From the Lake County Independent,
6 May 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller J. E. Holcomb and Henry Burdick were called to Waukegan on jury duty last Monday.

John Rogers, a cousin to T. J. McBride, has returned to his home in Osage, Iowa, after a few months stay with relatives here.

May Beasley went to Trevor, Wis., Friday evening. Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs. Beasley were greatly surprised with a package; upon opening it contained about twenty fish which May had helped catch and sent down to surprise her parents.

From the Lake County Independent,
13 May 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Dr. Travis is entertaining his father from Mattison, Wis.

Mrs. Radke entertained her sister from DesPlaines Tuesday and Wednesday.

Mrs. Kliver is in Chicago where she expects to have an operation performed.

B. I. Granger has purchased the fixtures and good will of the barber shop formerly operated by E. E. Hohne. Mr. Granger is a first class tonsorial artist, and will doubtless give good satisfaction.
Ivanhoe Mr. A.A. Payne has returned home from a long visit with friends and relatives in several of the western states.

Miss Emma Coudrey has three more weeks to teach in the Swan school. She has taught the school for the last two years.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kaiser and family, of Libertyville, spent last Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Woolridge.

Henry Lee's little boy Daniel, who had his arm broken a few weeks since is doing nicely under the care of Dr. Shader, of Grayslake.

News has reached us of the marriage of Mr. Edgar F. Swan to Miss Charlotte Brigham, of Hebron, Ill., April 27, 1898. His many friends wish them much happiness.
Diamond Lake Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Brockman, a baby girl.

Miss Tillie Rouse came home from Waukegan high school Saturday evening, returning on her wheel Sunday.

Mrs. J. Gosswiller and her boys visited Chicago Saturday.

Miss Ida Rohn, of DesPlaines, visited at Wm. Lemker's during the week.

The Ladies of the Diamond Lake Cemetery will give a sociable at Mr. Harry Rouse's Thursday evening May 26, to decide the winner of the quilt. Come everyone and see if you win.

From the Lake County Independent,
20 May 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller T. J. McBride and daughter, Bessie, were in Chicago Monday.

R. F. Rouse has moved into the Henry Ritzenthaler house.

Mrs. R. C. Johnson form Milwaukee spend Sunday here with her husband.

Three train loads of soldiers from St. Paul passed through on the central for Chicamauga this week.
Fremont Center Mrs. L.J. Lyon spent last week visiting with her aunt's in Chicago.

There will be a dance and raffle at Hertel's hall Saturday night May 21.

Adam Behm and wife went to Milwaukee to attend the golden wedding of Mr. Behm's parents.

From the Lake County Independent,
27 May 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. Terpening, from Chicago, spent Wednesday with his family.

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

Dr. L. M. Onsley, house physician of the Baptist hospital, Chicago, is spending her vacation here at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. A. Cole.

The memorial sermon to the soldiers of the Grand Army of the Republic will be delivered here next Sunday morning May 29th by the pastor Rev. John Cole. Mr. Cole has chosen for his theme "History and Destiny" or "The Hand of God in America". The G.A.R. will attend in a body. In the evening Mr. Cole will deliver a patriotic address especially to young men. All are invited.
Ivanhoe Henry Lee is working at carpentering in Lake Forest.

Mrs. Charles Babcock, of Libertyville, called on friends in this vicinity Tuesday.

Harry Abbott has been engaged to teach the Ivanhoe school next year and Miss Alma Hendee, of Hainesville, hte Swan school.

From the Lake County Independent,
3 June 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Miss Nelson from Chicago called on Fred Holcomb Monday.

Bud Granger, the barber, spent Decoration Day in Chicago.

Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Myrick attended the funeral of Mr. Burge at Grayslake.

Frank Schaddles is entertaining his brother-in-law, Mr. Nicholas, of Palatine.

Mildred Herschberger is sick, but we hope she will soon be able to be around again.

Belle Gleason left last Thursday for Des Moines, Iowa, where she expects to make her home with her sister, Mrs. Brasted.

From the Lake County Independent,
10 June 1898
100 Years Ago
Front Page Commencement at Rockefeller

The order of exercises for commencement week at Rockefeller is as follows:
Baccalaureate address to the class of '98 by Rev. Cole, Sunday evening, June 12th. All are cordially invited.

Class day exercises Tuesday evening. Everyone is invited. No admission fee.

Commencement Thursday afternoon, June 16th, at 2 p.m.

Concert by Fisk Quartette Thursday evening Jun 16, at 8 o'clock.

The graduating exercises of the Rockefeller Public School will take place at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, June 16th. The program is a long and interesting one and will be interspersed with five numbers by the Fisk Quartette, of Chicago. There will be no admission fee and everybody will be made welcome. The exercises will take place out of doors if the weather permits.

The calss of '98 is a large one and an extraordinarily able one. The class roll is as follows:

Ernest Beckwith *
Arthur Berghon *
Theodore Swan *
Mary Decker *
Anna Mae Cronkhite *
Ira Doolittle *
Jessie Mitchell *
Maud Proctor *
Joel B. Thomas
Willie Decker
Joseph King
Irving Duddles *
Stella Marxham *
Cora Herschberger *
Laura Doolittle *
Ruth Ray *
Rena Decker *
Elizabeth Wirtz
Gertrude Mae Morse *
Luella Herchberger *

Those names marked with an asterisk have taken and successfully completed work in the first year high school and will be graduated from second year high school next year.

On Thursday evening, June 16th, in the chapel at Rockefeller will occur the grandest event of this season and vicinity. The Fisk Male Quartette accompanied by a fine soloist, and an impersonator of high order will give their unpararalled concert. No one can afford to miss this event. The FIsk Quarteete had undergone a change since it was in this vicinity, but it is for the better as their recent and increased popularity attests. Important press criticisms are withheld on account of lack of space. Everybody goes to this concert or he misses the cream of the season. Admission to the concert is 25 cents and 15 cents.
Ivanhoe Mrs. J. Duddles is in quite poor health. Dr. Brown is in attendance.

Mr. and Mrs. John Snyder are happy over the arrival of another little girl to gladden their home last week.

Invitations are out for a grand wedding to come off the 15th. The contracting parties are Mr. Averill and Miss Cora Dean.

Michael Wirtz, Jr., and a barn raising last Saturday afternoon and in the evening they had the floor laid and the young people had a dance. All report a fine time.

From the Lake County Independent,
June 17, 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Specht is visiting relatives and friends in Chicago and River View.

Claude Fargo, who is working in Chicago, visited his parents Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Julius Redka are happy over the arrival of two little girls, who arrived Jun 11.
Diamond Lake The ladies of Diamond Lake Cemetery Association met with Mrs. H. Blows June 2. the following officers were elected:
Mrs. J. Allanson, President;
Mrs. Geo. Mitchell, Vice President;
Mrs. R. Lill, Secretary.
The association has 44 members, $90.33 in the treasury and has paid out during the year $77.26

From the Lake County Independent,
24 June 1898
100 Years Ago
Front Page Dies in Jail

Constable Asa Joice, of Ivanhoe, arrested Chas. Ray, a character who some years ago was employed in the Gilmer creamery, last Tuesday, at Diamond Lake, at the instance of parties from Lake Mills, Wis., where it was alleged he had stolen a horse and rig from a doctor of that place. Ray had been traced to the vicinity of Diamond Lake and Ivanhoe and Constable Joyce took the suspect before Justice Berghorn, of Rockefeller, for a hearing. Ray pleaded guilty and was held to the Grand Jury. He was then taken to the Waukegan Jail where he was lodged in default of bail to await the action of theat body.

Constable Joyce did not arrive in Waukegan with his man until late Tuesday night and stayed there over night. Upon going to the jail next morning he learned that Ray was sick and later in the day died, supposedly of apoplexy.

However from significant remarks Ray made at time of his arrest, many are led to believe he took his own life, possibly by means of poison. He declared, "they won't be able to keep me long anyway," and "oh, well, I don't need bail, I've only a short time here."

It was some fifteen years ago when Ray lived at Gilmer and was employed in the Gilmer creamery.

Ray's many acquaintances cannot understand how he got into the trouble which probably proved such a strain on him that it was the cause of his death. During his residence in this county he was favorably thought of and it is needless to say that the deepest sympathy is extended to the friends and relatives.
Rockefeller Mrs. Julius Radke entertained her mother from Des Plaines this week.

Frank Buck and wife from Half Day visited Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Litchfield Friday.

Mrs. Beasely and daughter May, are spending a few days of this week visiting in Trevor, Wis.

Rena Decker left Tuesday evening for Trevor, Wis., where she expects to spend the summer with Mrs. Broth.

Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Wilson, from Rockford visited a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Harden.

Mr. Welch accompanied by Cora and Luella Herschberger visited his brother's school at Deerfield Wednesday.

A large delegation from Rockefeller attended the June meeting of Congregational churches at Grayslake last Friday.
Ivanhoe Miss Bessie Wilmington spent Saturday with Mrs. Dykes.

Mr. Eber Smith died last Week Wednesday and was buried Saturday.

Charlie Beckwith fell from a ladder recently; it came near being a serious accident.

Mrs. Emma Bartlette, of Antioch, visited her sister Aran Smith Tuesday, they also called on Mrs. Dykes.

Miss Branch Husen, from Grayslake, visited her relatives here last week and attended the funeral of her cousin (Miss Eva Dykes).


Miss Eva Dykes was born June 28, 1874 and was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. John Dykes on Thanksgiving day 1875. She has always remained with them with the exception of a few months that she was with Miss Knigge learning dress cutting, etc. She was an active person, too ambitious for her own good, always ready and willing to assist any one in need and looking to make their pathway in life pleasant. Three years ago she united with the M.E. church at Gages Lake and has lived a consistent Christian life. When the young just entering the prime of life are snatched away by death it is an irreparable loss to the world. But our loss is her gain. Death claimed Miss Eva Dykes Saturday June 11th, which leaves the sorrowing mother alone in their home.


At the residence of Mrs. Eliza A. Dean in Ivanhoe, Wednesday, June 15, Miss Cora A. Dean and Mr. Elias M. Averill were united in marriage.
The rooms were beautifully decorated with roses and vines, the grates were filled with clusters of the pink and red roses, which seemed to have saved their richest bloom for this occasion and masses of the same flowers ornamented the mantels and were festooned over the tables in the dining room.
About fifty guests assembled to witness the solemn ceremony. Just as the beautiful clock, which had been presented to the bride by the Ivanhoe choir of which she has so long been the leader, chimed the twelve strokes of noon, Mrs. Paul began the wedding march, and the bride and groom, preceded by Ruth Wells who showered the pathway with roses, advanced through the halls and took their places in front of a bower of vines and white roses, where they were met by the officiating clergyman, Mr. B.F. Paul. Then followed the words of the formal marriage service and the group of relatives and friends, amid the smiles and tears so often blended together at such scenes, extended their congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Averill. The party then entered the dining room where the wedding breakfast was served, after which the bride and groom said farewell, and amid showers of rose leaves took their departure on the 4:40 train for a wedding trip to the home of the groom's parents in Michigan.
The groom, Mr. Averill has been for three years the teacher in the Ivanhoe school and many of the young people can attribute to him the inspirations which shall be theirs for a life-time.
Miss Dean has long been well known as a leader in both church and society, and while wherever she may be she is followed by the best wishes of her friends here, it is with the feeling that her place with them can never quite be filled, and with the hope that she and her husband may some time again cast their lot with the friends to whom they have endeared themselves.
The wedding gifts were many and beautiful and among them was a china dinner set from the people of the church. Mr. and Mrs. Averill will be at home in Sparta, Mich., after July 15.

From the Lake County Independent,
1 July 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Lill from Chicago is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. Rouse.

Bud Granger spent a few days the first of the week in Chicago visiting his brother who was sick.

Mr. Cronkhite and daughter Anna left Wednesday for Ford River, Mich. Mr. Cronkhite will visit his daughter Mrs. Fred Shaddle a while and Anna expects to spend the summer.

Anna Knigge and Minnie Meyer left Friday on their wheels for Wheaton, Ill., where they visited Minnie Meyer's sister, Mrs. Byrant, returning home Tuesday evening.

The full and complete observance of a commencement week is an innovation in our public schools. Rockefeller public school under the principalship of Nathan H. Welch was the first institution to observe this week of speaking, singing and festivity and right royally was it observed.
The graduating class was in point of numbers and scholarship the most able class that was graduated from the public schools of Lake County this year. Nearly all of the graduates will enter high school next year at Rockefeller, some will teach, all will be engaged in intellectual pursuits. Nothing speaks highter for a class than this, that they go on in their intellectual life recognizing that they are but in the bay with the ocean before them.
Fremont Center Girls have your sun bonnet and umbrellas ready as you know not what hour of the night the two old batches Wilile and Frank may call with those new buggies.

We are in receipt of an obituary of Mrs. Michael Wagner, of Fremont, who departed this life Saturday June 25. Its late arrival and scarcity of time necessitated our ommitting it until next week.

Jacob Fredericks woke up Sunday morning to find two of his neighbor's dogs among his sheep, having killed a number and injuring others; as they were an extra fine flock it will be hard to estimate the damages. Jake says, "mussy, mussy don't dat beat de deffle."

While on their way to Wauconda one day last week, Albert Hafer wife and infant child had a narrow excape; the horse becoming frightened throwing him out and then running two miles fetching up at his accustomed hitching place without injuring either Mrs. Haber or child.
Fort Hill Corn crop looks good.

Mr. Geo. Wait purchased a new buggy recently.

Fred Baner has put up a new Goodhue windmill.

Wm. Lusk lost a two year colt; also J. B. Converse lost a colt.

The concert at the Fort Hill church last Wednesday evening was a success. The concert was made up of home talent and a large crowd attended. The net proceeds were $19.50, which will go toward buying a new organ.
Ivanhoe Mr. August Fisher aged seventy-five years is hale and hearty. It does a person good to talk with an honorable, ripe old gentleman who keeps his mind in a happy state.

Mr. and Mrs. John Meyer aged respectively eighty-one and seventy-nine years are enjoying their rural home where they have lived since coming to this country from Germany in 1847. Thought of foreign birth they are thoroughly American and patriotic in their ideas.

Card of Thanks
We desire to thank our friends and neighbors who by their acts of kindness and sympathy during the sickness and death of our beloved father, and their contributions of beautiful flowers did so much to alleviate our sorrows.
Frank M. Smith,
T. B. Smith,
E. E. Smith,
Mrs. N. L. Hawkins,
Mrs. J. A. Beck.

From the Lake County Independent,
8 July 1898
100 Years Ago
Obituary Mrs. Cora Wagner was born in Germany, Oct. 11, 1822 and died June 25, 1898 at her home in Fremont. Her last illness was short but painful, old age seeming to be the cause. Although she was a great sufferer she was very patient never complaining, only looking forward to the hour of her departure from this world which she knew was close at hand to a better, happier one above. She was an active member of the Catholic church having joined it in her early childhood, she was always ready to help the poor, the church, or to do any charitable deed that was within her power. She will be greatly missed both in home and church for she was a true and faithful wife a good and loving mother and highly esteemed by all who knew her.

She was married to Michael Wagner June 27, 1846, and came to this country the following fall settling in Chicago where she resided six months when she moved with her husband to a farm at Fremont Center wehre she lived until her death.

Seven children were born to them, two havind died in infancy and the only daughter Mrs. Frank Dietz passed away July 20, 1888, the remaining four are John, George, Andrew and Martin who all live in Fremont and were ever near and raedy to comfort and relieve their dear aged mother through her short but painful illness. She leaves to mourn her loss an aged sorrowing husband, four sons, thirty-five grand children and seven great-grand children, besides a host of neighbors and friends.

The funeral took place Monday at 10 o'clock at St. Mary's church at Fremont Center and was very largely attended by many friends and neighbors who paid their last respects to the dear one just departed.
Fremont Center Chas. H. Woolridge has been confined to the house and part of the time to his bed the past two weeks with his old kidney troubles.

Miss Lizzie Dryer and Mr. and Mrs. Beekman, of Chicago, spent the 4th with their brother, John F. Dryer and sister, Mrs. John Erhart.

Note:Issues for July 15th and July 22nd not found on microfilm
From the Lake County Independent,
29 July 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mary Norton is visiting relatives at Betavia, Ill.

John Gleason and daughter Ruby were in Lake Bluff Wednesday.

Claude Fargo, who is working in Chicago, visited his parents Sunday.

Mrs. Beasely and daughter May are visiting relatives and friends in Wisconsin.

Mrs. Will Knigge accompanied by Lillian Aynesley, of Diamond Lake, visited in Chicago Tuesday.

There are unquestionably but a few in this day and age who discourage a liberal education for themselves and their posterity. This is an advance age. It is a time when our social organization is indeed complex. It is a time when our industries are so organized that untrained labor falls languishing by the way side. It is a time when the trained mind in not only in demand but is the only truly marketable product.

A new three year High School Course has been instituted at Rockefeller with adequate facilites in every particular.
The school will be of a high grade and no one will be admitted unless he has been properly graduated from the eighth grade of a reputable school, or has passed satisfactorily a rigid examination before the principal.
Special students will be allowed in special cases. The course is Latin-Scientific and will be accredited with the best schools in the vicinity. The outline of work is as follows:
First Year Second Year Third Year
Algebra I Algebra II/Geometry Geometery
English Classics and Literature Latin I Physical Geography
Ancient History Zoology Latin II
Scientific Physiology Physics English Reviews
Botany Medieval and Modern History  
Book Keeping    


From the Lake County Independent,
5 August 1898
100 Years Ago
Front Page Beer Bottles
Temperance Rockefeller Will Manufacture Them

Rockefeller is a temperance town, first, last and all the time, but in spite of all that an enterprise for the manufacture of beer bottles, harmless as empty, is to be launched at that place, and the average citizen will declare that Rockefeller is on the verge of a mighty boom, all on account of beer bottles, so obnoxious and nauseating to her town's people when the license question is up for consideration, yet not half a bad thing in their empty state and viewed from a purely mercenary standpoint.

In any advent machinery for the manufacture of bottles, particularly beer bottles, has been placed in the old paper mill and an entirely new process will be used. Crude oil will be substituted for coke in heating the furnaces and therein lies the possibility of Rockefeller's career. If a success, capital will be invested, the plant enlarged and the manufacture of bottles carried on a large scale. If a failure you'll hear nothing more of it and another unfortuante will have dropped few hundred dollars in the everlasting scramble for wealth.
Rockefeller Mrs. Specht is visiting relatives and freinds in Chicago.

Lyman Fargo and daughter Lottie were in Arlington Heights Wednesday.

Mrs. DeWalt Kramer from Chicago is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. Knigge.

Frank Lang from Chicago is spending his vacation with his aunt, Mrs. Peter Litchfield.

Mr. Welch returned to his home in Beloit, Wis., after spending a week here with friends.
Diamond Lake The farmers have finished cutting their oats, which is a good crop and now the hum of the threshing machines will be heard.

The ladies of the Diamond Lake church will give an ice cream social at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Rizenthaler Thursday evening, Aug. 11.

From the Lake County Independent,
12 August 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. and Mrs. Holcomb were Chicago visitors Wednesday.

Little Ethel McBride has been sick but at present is better.

Mr. and Mrs. Booth from Trevor, Wis., visited at Beasley's Monday.

Mr. Buenzon is entertaining his daughters and their families from Chicago.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo Beasley are entertaining Mr. Beasley's sister from St. Paul, Minn.

Wonda Knigge from Palatine is visiting her cousins Cora and Luella Herschberger.

Miss Gertie Carle returned Saturday, after visiting for some time at her old home in Albany, Wis.

Wm. Feddler and son Artie were down to his brother's near Wauconda where he was helping him a few days.

Some of Mrs. J. Redka's folks came up from DesPlaines to attend the funeral of her little baby.
Ivanhoe Rev. Mr. Paul and wife and little boy are off on a vacation of two weeks.

Week ago last Sunday Mrs. Henry Harvey and daughter Maud spent the day with Mrs. J. Dykes.

To Whom it May Concern: This is to say that I have received $1,000 in full payment of benefit on certificate No. 101, held by my late daughter in the Order of Mystic Workers of the World. i can and do cheerfully recommend the order for its prompt and efficient method of doing business and know of no better place for home protection than in this order.
Mrs. Julia B. Dykes

Note: Issues for August 19, 1898 not on microfilm
From the Lake County Independent,
26 August 1898
100 Years Ago
Front Page - Rockefeller Wants It Rockefeller citizens are interesting themselves in the proposed electric road to pass through this locality. They have secured a right-of-way from Wm. Dymond's west line to R. Coudrey's west line, a distance of about 2 1/2 miles and have pledged to date $350 in cash if the road goes their way.

They are enterprising over at Rockefeller and are using every endeavor to induce the railroad people to "take them in." They succeeded in secureing the right of way with little or no antagonism and it is more than likely their energy will be rewarded by their having the road through or near their town. Good for Rockefeller.
Rockefeller School opens Monday Sept. 5, with better prospects than ever before.

Books for the new high school course will be found at Will Knigge's furniture store.

Mary Norton returned Sunday evening after visiting a week with relatives at Carey.

Mrs. Hamilton and daughter, of Mason City, Ia., are visiting her sister, Mrs. W.R. Morse.

A large number will take advantage of the new course of study which has recently been inaugurated in our flourishing school. Regular high school advantages will be given to all young people attending and desiring to take up higher studies.

From the Lake County Independent,
2 September 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Peter Litchfield and son Herman visited in Chicago over Sunday.

Mr. Beasley left Tuesday morning for Washington where he will be for some time.

Mrs. D. Aynsley, of Diamond Lake, is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. Burdick.

Grandpa and Grandma Myrick went to Grayslake Wednesday afternoon to call on friends and attend the Reunion.

Mr. Cronkhite was called to Little Springs, N.Y., on account of the sickness of his father, who was formerly a resident of this county and well and favorably known hereabouts.

J. E. Holcomb, little Johnnie and Geo. Lindeman went fishing at Bangs Lake last week. Johnnie pulled out eleven bass and three pickeral, on weighing four pounds. John was quite pleased that he was catching all the fish and his father and Mr. Lindeman none.

From the Lake County Independent,
9 September 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Miss Elsie Gridley attended the Cook County Convention at Chicago.

Mrs. Beasley and May are in Wisconsin visiting relatives and friends.

Mrs. W. L. Rich entertained her mother, from Waupaca, Wis., Sunday.

Quite a large number from here attended the Soldier's Reunion at Grayslake.

Elmer Rhoder, accompanied by a friend from Chicago, visited his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Knigge, over Sunday.

Delia Knigge returned to her home in Palatine Saturday after visiting her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Knigge over Sunday.

Our school opened Monday with a large attendance. Mr. N.H. Welch has charge of the grammar room and Miss Lillian Payne has charge of the primary room. Mr. Welch also has a class in high school work.

Mr. Henry H. Cronkhite, father of our esteemed townsman, John H. Cronkhite, died last Friday, Sept. 2, at his home in Little Falls, N.Y. Mr. Cronkhite, being summoned by wire, reached his father's bedside in time to say the last farewell. The body was brought here for burial, and the funeral held Wednesday. The deceased was one of the early settlers of Lake county. An obituary will be published next week.

From the Lake County Independent,
16 September 1898
100 Years Ago
Front Page Henry H. Cronkhite Henry H. Cronkhite was born in Otsego County, N.Y. Aug. 10, 1824, and died at the home of his step-son John Walrath at Little Falls, N.Y. Sept. 2, 1898.

In 1844 Mr. Cronkhite married Miss Mary E. Wheeler, of Herkimer County and in April 1845 removed to Lake County, Ill., wehre in Ela township he purchased a farm and for thirty-five years made his home.

In 1880 that he might care for his aged father he removed to Onondago County, N.Y., but returned to Illinois in 1884. Proceeding as far as Evanston he was detained by the illness of his wife, and there at the home of thier daughter, Mrs. C. T. Bartlett his faithful companion departed this life.

Again he returned to New York. Dec. 16, 1885 he married Mrs. Polly Walrath, who proved herself a helpmate worthy of all praise, devoting herself untiringly in all her wifely ministries and smoothing with the hand of love the path of increasing feebleness and advancing age.

He had been for many years a sufferer but for the last few weeks had failed rapidly and on Friday afternoon Sept. 2d, at 5 o'clock the end came. A brief service was held at the old home in N.Y., after which the remains were brought to Rockefeller in charge of his eldest son, John H. at whose home the funeral was held and all that was mortal was laid to rest in the family burial lot at the Diamond Lake cemetery.

In his earlier life Mr. Cronkhite was not professedly a christian; a man of generous impulse, kindly sentiments and unbounded hospitality, he inclinded somewhat to the doctrine of Universalism and the sufficiency of a moral life, but in his later years he came to realize more fefinitely his relationship with God and humbly confessed his dependence upon Him. In his last sickness he gave calm assurance of his faith in the eternal life and his hope of heaven.

He leaves to mourn his losss besides the devoted wife, one daughter, Mrs. C. T. Bartlett, of Evanston, and two sons, Walter B. Cronkhite, of Greely, Colo., and John H. Cronkhite, of Rockefeller.
Rockefeller John Albright is employed at F.C. Shaddles for the present.

Frank Cronkhite started back to Beloit Tuesday to begin for the winter term.

Mrs. DeWalt Kramer from Chicago is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. Knigge.

Lyle Gorham and sister Laura from Waukegan called on friends here Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilson from Rockford are visiting at her parents Mr. and Mrs. Harden's.

Miss Mary Norton left Thursday noon for California to join her sister who is there for her health.

Miss Anna May Cronkhite went to Waukegan Monday to attend school there for the winter term.

Miss Hattie Gridley who spent her summer vacation with her parents began teaching in Evanston Sept. 6.
Fremont Center

Mrs. G. H. Hertel's sister from Chicago is visiting here for a few weeks.

Corn cutting is well under way here; quite a number have purchased binders.

Rumor says there will be a wedding at the German church Wednesday this week.

Charels Orrgard is doing a good businesss taking pictures of farm scenes in this section.

Miss Mary Deinlein, of Chicago, is home for a few weeks to visit with her parents and friends.

Mrs. G. M. Traut has returned from Chicago where she was called by the illness of her mother.

James Vanplew spent last week at Fulton as delegate to the head lodge of Mystic Workers of the World.

From the Lake County Independent,
23 September 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Bert Terpening spend Friday at home with his family.

Miss Delia Gleason from Barrington visited relatives here over Sunday.

Mrs. Doolittle entertained her cousin Mrs. Hurlbutt from Chicago this week.

Mary Litchfield left for Chicago Wednesday where she has secured employment.

Mrs. Heiderman from Elmhurst visited her sister Mrs. Herschberger and attended the fair.

Anna Cronkhite who is attending school in Waukegan visited her parents last Friday and Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Shupe from Racine, Wis., visited her brother John Gleason and family last Friday.

Mary McArthur who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. W.L. Rich this summer returned to her home in Waupaca, Wis., Friday.

School Notes There is a fine large class taking the high school course.

Those who took the higher work last year will be able by an extra effort to finish two years of the course this year. It is very gratifying to know that work taken at Rockefeller will be accepted in the best high schools in the state without an examination.
Ivanhoe Mrs. Geo. Radke is quite sick at present writing.

Miss Lulu Thayer, of Antioch, spent Saturday and Sunday with Miss Emma Grabbe.

Our school opened MOnday morning with Mr. Harry Abbott as teacher. Mr. Abbott is a very competent instructor. He has already graded the school according to the latest methods, and we believe he will make it one of the best schools in the county. We congratulate the board on their choice.

Last Tuesday evening Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Dolph gave an anniversary party for Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Clinton it being the fifth anniversary of their marriage. Invitations were issued to over fifty guests, but on account of the inclemency of the weather some were unable to attend. But those who did attend felt more than repaid for efforts expended in braving the darkness and storm to get there. Among the most enjoyable features of the evening were the fine recitation given by Mrs. Harding of Souix City, Iowa, the piano solo by Mrs. B. F. Paul and the piano duet by Mrs. Harden of Rockefeller and Mrs. H. D. Wells. The last named number came to a very abrupt but rather emphatic end by the appearance of a little mouse. A very bountiful supper was served and all did ample justice to Mrs. Dolph's culinery. At a late hour the guests bade good night to Mr. and Mrs. Clinton and their genial host and hostess, and repaired to their several homes felling that thye had spent a long-to-be-remembered evening.

A. R. Huson returned to Saint Anne last week.

Little Garnet Proctor has been sick but is better now.

Miss Blanche Huson is staying with her aunt Mrs. J. Dykes.

Mr. A. Behm's children have been quite sick, Dr. Taylor is in attendance.

Mrs. Orphia Harding expects to return to her home in Iowa this week.
Fremont Center Ed Wagner has gone back to attend school at Beloit.

Miss Mary Fredricks is suffering the effects of a broken shoulder.

Miss Helen Baer is spending a few days with her sister Mrs. Geo. Hertel.

Mr. Mathew Lange, of Chicago, and Miss Caroline Fredricks, of Fremont Center, both well known in this vicinity were united in marriage at high mass in St. Mary's Catholic church, Fremont Center Wednesday morning Sept. 14. The bride wore a fawn colored gown trimmed with white corded silk. Miss Mary Fredricks, sister of the bride acted as bridesmaid. Mr. Jos. Lange, brother of the groom acted as best man. The bridesmaid wore a white organdie over gas light green. The bride carried a beautiful bouquet of cream white roses, the bridesmaid carried pink roses. Mr. and Mrs. Lange left on the 5:56 train for their own home in Chicago.

From the Lake County Independent,
30 September 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. and Mrs. Holcomb and Dorothy visited in Wisconsin last week.

Wm. Feddeler and Mrs. P. Litchfield attended the funeral of thier cousin at Fairfield Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Sauer and family and Mr. and Mrs. Gosswiller and family, of Long Grove, visited their sister-in-law Mrs. Herschberger Sunday.

Mrs. Beasley is busy packing up her goods. She expects to spend the winter at St. Paul.

From the Lake County Independent,
7 October 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. Carle is visiting his family in Albany, Wis.

Mr. and Mrs. Booth from Trevor Wis., visited with Mrs. Beasley over Sunday.

Lyman Fargo and family expect to move into Mr. Beasley's house during their absence.

Herman Kublank was at Highland Park Tuesday. There must be some attraction there, eh!

Mrs. Herschberger entertained her brother Fred Knigge and his wife from Long Grove the better part of last week.
Ivanhoe Mr. E. Proctor has a carload of cows from the north.

Miss Alma Hendee is doing finely in the Swan School

Mrs. James Vanplew has been on the sick list the past week.

Lewis Ritta is making sorghum at his farm. Mr. Smith is also crushing cane.

Joe Ingrish has a fine new house nearly completed. Mr. Spellman has been plastering it the past week.

Mrs. Annie Wood and daughter, of Nebraska, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Duddles for a few weeks.

Last Saturday Mr. Welch, of Antioch set a fine large Scotch granite monument for Mrs. J. Dykes beraing the name Eva M. Dykes on it.
Diamond Lake The land of corn and wine and gravel roads.

Mrs. Henry Blows expects to entertain a number of guests from the city.

Charley Bartlett is making up the usual wine press this week, of about seventy barrels.

Messers. Geo. Ost, Henry Ost and John Bartlett were in the city Wednesday.

H. Ost and John Barlett can truly say "see my new gun" having recently purchased their choice in Chicago, a new twelve gage and ten gage with which they expect to slay the fathered tribe.

From the Lake County Independent,
14 October 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Bumzow is in Chicago visiting relatives.

Chas. Whitney, formerly employed at J.J. Rouse's, has left there and secured work at Lake Zurich.

Rev. and Mrs. Cole are in Chicago where they attended the wedding of his sister. They expect to visit in Chicago most of the week.

Mrs. Beese and daughter Laura visited her brother Peter Litchfield and family Wednesday. They expect to move into the Van Horn house this winter.
From the Lake County Independent,
21 October 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. W. L. Rich accompanied her sister-in-law, Mrs. Valentine, to Chicago Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Skinner are the proud parents of a little girl, who arrived last Friday.

The Ghost Social last Friday evening at Mrs. Doolittle's was very well attended and enjoyed by all. Much credit is due our chairman, Miss Lillian Payne.

Mrs. Geo. McCreeken, of Chicago, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Foltz, of Boston visited Mr. and Mrs. Cronkhite Monday. They also called on grandpa Aynsley.

Mrs. Geo. F. Valentine, of New York, who has been visiting her brother, W.L. Rich, left for Imlay City, Mich., where she expects to meet her husband, who is there on a business trip.
Diamond Lake Miss Ida Hokemeyer was up from Lake Zurich Saturday.

Mr. Petercourt will move to Grass Lake in the near future.

Mr. and Mrs. Cruver from Spencer, Iowa, have been visiting at Harry Blows the past week.

The Ladies of the Cemetery Association, of Diamond Lake, will hold a social Thursday evening Oct. 27, at Mr. H. Bartlett's. Everyone invited to come and see who wins the quilt. Coffee and sandwiches will be served free. Tickets on the quilt will be 10 cents. A fancy sofa cushion will be presented to the most popular young lady.

Note: No issues for October 28th or November 4th on our microfilm.
From the Lake County Independent,
11 November 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Dr. Travis entertained her sister from Chicago Monday.

Mrs. Holcomb is entertaining her mother from Wisconsin.

Mrs. Ames and daughter Eunice were Chicago visitors Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McBride visited relatives at Blue Island over Sunday.

Little Ethel McBride entertained her little friends Wednesday afternoon to celebrate her birthday.

Minnie Meyer left Saturday for Wheaton Ill. wehre she was called to her sister, Mrs. Bryant who is sick.

Note: No issue for November 18th on our microfilm.
From the Lake County Independent,
25 November 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mary Litchfield is home visiting her parents over Thanksgiving.

Mrs. Kliver from River View spent Sunday with here sister-in-law Mrs. Kramer.

Laura Jones from Michigan, formerly of this place visited friends here over Sunday.

R. F. Rouse is still on the sick list but we hope he will soon be able to be around again.

Mrs. Gosswiller and Fannie Cooper entertained their grandmother Mrs. Lill from Chicago recently.

Blanche and Mary Norton arrived home last Saturday from California where they have been for some time.
Fremont Center Wm. McConity is on the sick list.

Mrs. John Twell visited at A. Hafer's last week.

Miss Jennie Brown, of Fox Lake, visited at James Brown's last Sunday.

From the Lake County Independent,
2 December 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Cole was called to Chicago Saturday on account of sickness.

If you wish to get a clean shave call on our barber, Will Scrivens.

Mrs. Kramer entertained a brother from Nebraska a few days this week.

W. Bulkley, wife and daughter, Mrs. Knox, of Libertyville, visited Mrs. Bulkley's brother, John Gleason and family recently.

Call on L. H. Litchfield and get one of those corner bookcases and a can of baking powder for only 50 cents.
Ivanhoe There was a small party at Miss Emma Radke's last Thursday evening.

The Ladies' Cemetery Association will meet on Thursday afternoon with Mrs. Joice.

Misses Flory and Fannie Bryant who are attending school at Evanston spent Thanksgiving at home.

Mrs. Harlond Osgood, of Minnesota, who is at present with her niece Mrs. A.L. Ritty, of Grayslake, called on friends at Ivanhoe last week.

Miss Emma Radke has recovered from her attack of tonsilitis.

The young people are improving the moonlight evenings, skating.

Chas. Woolridge expects to make Libertyville his future home.

Did you see the "shower of stars" on the morning of the 27th of November.

Miss Alma Hendee, teacher of the Swan school, visited Chicago relatives a couple of days last week.

Mrs. Herbert Chamberlain is again at the home of her parents after several weeks confinement in Mercy Hospital, Chicago, with no perceptible improvement in her condition.

From the Lake County Independent,
9 December 1898
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller R. F. Rouse is improving slowly.

Mrs. G. W. Myrick is slowly recovering from her sickness.

Asa Joice and James Davis cut the wood at the chapel last Friday with a buzz saw.

A few days ago the men of the church organized "a wood bee" and went out together and cut wood for the church. The pastor went too and next Sunday evening he will preach a sermon from some of the practical thoughts gathered among the trees on the theme "Chips from my Axe or Lessons from a Modern Wood Bee."
Diamond Lake Mrs. Wm. Einsman was in Chicago Tuesday, attending her sister's wedding.

The ice on the lake is about seven inches thick and getting rapidly thicker.

John Whitney's family, who have been having quite a seige of sickness, are improving.

C. A. Bilinski is changing the appearance of Diamond Lake Park by removing the pavilion and leveling the premises generally.

There will be a raffle in Fattler's Hall Christmas Eve, and a turkey and pigeon shoot on Christmas Day, beginnning at 9 o'clock. Come one and all, and carry home a turkey and a brace of pigeons for your Christmas dinner.

Note: There were no issues for December 16th, 23rd or 30th on our microfilm.