Local News - 1904

From the Lake County Independent ,
1 January 1904
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Bader is reported ill.

Arthur Berghorn spent the Holiday week at home.

Louisa Ransom has been ill with the whooping cough.

Miss Lilian Aynsley has been confined to the house with a bad cold.

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Bock was ill recently, the doctor being called.

John Aynsley and family entertained Mr. and Mrs. Dean Anysley and family at dinner Christmas day.

Mr. and Mrs. Dolton returned Monday from visiting relatives and friends at their old home, Dolton, Ill.

Christmas exercises passed off happily and successfully at the school house and church. Those preparing the entertainments showing care and skill in their work, while the children were rejoiced with Christmas gifts.

Surprise parties have been numerous in Rockefeller lately. The list being: Surprise and oyster supper on Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Cook, surprise on Miss Cora Thomas Miss Cora Thomas by the young people, surprise on Clarence Knigge by his young friends in town.
Ivanhoe Miss Ruth Wells has been on the sick list.

Mrs. Hill is among the number of sick ones.

Miss McConaty has gone to live with her sister at Volo.

Mrs. Stubbins formerly from here who is now in California writes that she is picking roses while we are shivering with the cold.

Mrs. Orgaard Sr., has moved out from the city.

Carl Dorfler is now helping in the blacksmith shop.

Paul Hubbard, of Boswell, Ind., spent Friday and Saturday in Ivanhoe.

Miss Myrtle Payne returned to Valpariso, Ind., Sunday morning.
Fremont Center Adam Behm was a Libertyville caller last week.

Mrs. Frank Eahart is very sick at present writing.

Andrew Wagner, of Waukegan, is spending this week with relatives here.

Valentine Traut, sho has been visiting with his mother the past month returned to his home in Wisconsin last Sunday.

The Mission held at the Catholic church the past week was well attended both day and night.
Fort Hill Mrs. Alice Knox, of Waukegan, is visiting her brother, M. B. Huson.

Geo. and Norman Burnett, of Lake Villa, were callers in this vicinity on Christmas day.

M. B. Huson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Geo Huson ate Christmas dinner with Mrs. Sadie Meade, of Grayslake.

George Trout, of Fremont, is calling on the farmers in the interest of the Canning factory at Grayslake. He will have no trouble in securing the number of acres of sweet corn required by the company.

Relatives from a distance that attended the funeral of little Ruth Gilbert were her aunts, Mrs. Emma Curry, of Chicago; Mrs. Mary Evans, of LaGrange, Ill.; also cousins Mr. and Mrs. Joe. E. Anderson of Lake Forest.


Entered into rest after long illness, Saturday evening, Dec. 19, 1903, Ruth Edith, youngest daughter of Tyler A. and Ma Bonner Gilbert, aged ten years, two months and fourteen days.
The funeral service conducted by Rev. Herbert J. Greenwood, occured at the home, Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 22. Interment was made in the family burial place at Fox Lake.
The white flower laden casket, emblems of the pure and beautiful life, was borne by Messers. E. E. Gilbert, Wauconda, Ill.; A. L. Gilber, Milwaukee, Wis.; Washington Ross, Lake Geneva, Wis., and James Bonner of Millburn, Ill., uncles of the deceased.

From the Lake County Independent ,
8 January 1904
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Robert Leubbe is on the sick list.

Joe Wisner is filling the ice house at the factory.

John Orgaard and family have moved into the house of Mrs. Dryer.

Miss Avis Payne has accepted the Fort Hill school and began teaching Tuesday.

Lost - Whiskers belonging to Frank Dorfler. Liberal reward offered for their return.

H. C. Crampton, of Chicago, visited here over Sunday. He brings the news that a little boy landed at their house Xmas day.
Diamond Lake Bessie Blows visited Chicago last week.

The ice harvest has begun, the ice being fourteen inches thick.

Our teacher, Mr. Crooks, spent his vacation at Gilman, Ill.

Grandpa rouse is at present staying with his daughter, Mrs. G. M. Ray.

Mrs. Wm. Rouse and son Robert visited Mrs. M. Poulton at Warrenheart last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Einsman entertained company at a midnight supper New Years eve.

Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Mitchell spent Christmas with their uncle and aunt at Loda, Ill.

Mr. W. Einsman's horse became frightened at some stones lying in his yard and a general smash-up was the result.

From the Lake County Independent ,
15 January 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Lathrop, who has been ill is reported better.

Miss Kittie Steinboch was the guest of Mrs. E. O. Wells last week.

A euchre party was given Friday evening by Mr. and Mrs. King.

Mrs. Sharman and her daughter Florence spent the latter part of the week in Chicago.

Mrs. Ellsworth Wilcox spent Saturday at Leithton with the family of Mrs. Ranyard, who is very ill.

Two pupils of the school, Miss Dorothy Holcomb and master Clifford Crittenden have been detained at home by illness.

Mrs. King spent Wednesday and Thursday of last week at Wauconda, being at the home of her sister-in-law who is ill.

A little boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Porteious New Year's morning, making 1904 a notable year with them.

Frank Cronkhite attended the funeral of a college mate a week ago Monday, the young man being of the victims of the Iroquois fire. The Sigma Chi fraternity of Beloit college attended in a body.
Ivanhoe Those who can't go sleighing are in a slaying mood.

A merry sleighing party from Libertyville gave us a call Monday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. James Boyer were called to the city Monday by the sudden death of Mrs. Boyer's sister-in-law.

The Ivanhoe school will give a valentine social in the M.W.A. hall, Friday evening, Feb. 12. Don't make any other arrangements for that night for you'll have a good time.
Diamond Lake The farmers are busy filling the factory ice house.

Lena Keiler has returned to her home at Long Grove.

C. Hokemeyer and family entertained company Sunday.

There was a party for Ray and Ina Andrews alst Friday evening. All report a good time.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rouse, Mr. and Mrs. F. Towner, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Mitchell and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Einsman went to Libertyville last Friday evening and enjoyed an oyster supper especially prepared for them.

From the Lake County Independent ,
22 January 1903
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Chas. Miller ahs been visiting Mr. Gossel's people.

Mrs. Louis Roder spent last Thursday at her mother's.

Ezra Mowers, of Redwing, Minnesota, is a guest at Hotel Harden.

John Knigge and wife spent Sunday at Mr. Barbaras' at Diamond Lake.

Miss Mary McArthur arrived in town a week ago Monday and remained till last Sunday evening visiting her sister, Mrs. W. L. Rich.

John Hodge attended a banquet and business meeting of the New York Life Insurance Company recently at the Palmer House, Chicago.
Ivanhoe The funeral of Mrs. Traut, Sr., was held at the Congregational church last Sunday, Rev. W. A. Hill officiating. Mrs. Traut was one of the oldest as well as earliest residents of this county having resided here continuously for 54 years.
Diamond Lake
A large party of friends surprised Mr. H. P. L. Bartlett on his birthday Jan. 15. They presented him with a beautiful rocking chair.

Sarah and Luella Mitchell visisted the city Saturday and Sunday.

W. Hokemeyer of Palatine visited here last Sunday.
Fort Hill Chicago visitors for the past week were Mrs. D. V. Wait and Miss Sarah Fox.

Ira Smith and family spent Sunday at Grandpa Townsend's.

George Huson is working for Armour ice company.

From the Lake County Independent ,
29 January 1903
100 Years Ago
Fort Hill Mrs. S. Cleveland and Miss Mae Cleveland, of Chicago, spent Sunday with ther mother at Fort Hill.

Thermometers registered from 18 to 24 below in this locality Monday a.m.

From the Lake County Independent ,
5 February 1904
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Miss Mary Litchfield of Libertyville, spent the past week with relatives here.

Jno. Wells and family entertained relatives from Rockford part of last week.

Mrs. W. Cushman went to Chicago Wednesday to attend the funeral of a relative.

Mrs. May Magers, of Libertyville, spent Sunday at home of her father, Mr. B. Broadhead.

It is rumored Theo. Swan will soon leave for Barrington, where he has secured employment.

Miss Jessie Mitchell, of Prairie view, is spending the present week with her cousin, Mrs. Jno. Hodge.

The pupils of Miss Lester's room were made happy last Friday by the generosity of Ralph Rouse who furnished a team and took them for a sleighride.

Little Wm. Kramer, who has been visiting relatives here the past few weeks returned to his home in Chicago Tuesday. He was accompanied by his aunt Miss Anna Knigge.

Measles are having an inning hereabouts, but not in a very severe form. Those afflicted are the family of Thos. McBride, Miss Charlotte McBride, also the family of A. J. King. A few more cases and this may be termed a "measly" town.
Ivanhoe Thirteen degrees below zero Monday morning.

The youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Fosket is sick with pneumonia.

Delos Ames who is visiting his son Lee at Palmyra, Virginia writes that the weather is nice and warm there.
Diamond Lake Hazel Darby is on the sick list.

Georgie and Lena Ost who have been very sick are better.

There was no school Wednesday owning to the Farmer's Institute at Ivanhoe.

From the Lake County Independent ,
12 February 12, 1904
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller John Albright left Tuesday for an extended stay in Minnesota.

George Harden has been under the weather the last week or so.

It is reported that little Harold Ransom is threatened with the measles.

Mrs. John Knigge visited at River View, Friday and Saturday with her sister, Mrs. Dick Voelker.

Mr. McBride's children are recovering gradualy from the measles, though with Miss Ethel it has been complicated with bronchitis.

Frank Cronkhite returned to Beloit Tuesday to resume work at the college there to complete the studies interrupted by his illness last spring.

Horace and Lovedall King are down with measles, Horace narrowly escaping complications with his lungs. Mr. Otto King has so far recovered as to be able to sit up, though he has not as yet been able to be out.

Last Thursday night a very happily planned surprise on Mr. and Mrs. Cronkhite and their family occured in Rockefeller. The town largely turned out and took the Cronkhite home by storm and broke up only late in the evening after thoroughly enjoying a good time.

Wm. Berghorn met with what might have proved a very serious accident a week ago last Monday. While felling a tree in the Norton woods, a branch was broken off, or some such mishap occured, and he was struck violently on the head, as well as having his right eyebrow torn open. He was compelled to remain quiet for a while, and then seeking his horse he was able to return home, but had to keep rather quiet in the house last week.

Bert Swan is now in the employ of Wm. Skinner, of Libertyville.

Miss Antoinette Reis accompanied by her neice, Elsie Held, are visiting Chicago relatives.

Mrs. E. O. Wells also Mrs. Jno. Hodge are reported on the sick list. We hope for speedy recovery.

Mrs. F. A. Bock and little son Clifford were confined to the house a greater part of last week on account of illness.

Frank Dolph, of Ivanhoe, greatly reduced the labors of E. G. Payne, also Irving Payne, by sawing a great pile of wood for each last week.
Ivanhoe Lester Dolph has been sick for the past week.

Robert Radke who has been quite sick for the past three weeks in reported better.

The Ivanhoe school will give a Valentine social at the M.W.A. hall Friday evening, Feb. 12. Don't fail to attend because you will have a good time.

Chas. Dorfler has been the busiest man in town for the past week. The surrounding county is completely covered with ice, making it absolutely necessary to drive only sharp shod horses.

The Farmer's Institute has come and gone and Ivanhoe is the better for it. The weather tried to scare the crowd out but coculd not succeed for each afternoon and evening saw the hall well filled. A few of the speakers who had arranged to be present were unable to be here but with the able speakers who came all numbers on the program were filled. In the speaking contest Ethel Nichols, of Wauconda, and Opal Smith, of Ivanhoe, divided honors and each was given half of the $10 prize. In the corn competition prizes were awarded as follows:
1st prize, Mr. Ray, of Diamond Lake
2nd prize, Herman Knigge
3rd prize, Wm. Vickery
4th prize, Henry VanPlew
Diamond Lake Mrs. Ost, Sr., was on the sick list last week.

Hiram Bartlett has left school to visit in Missouri.

Sarah Mitchell was pleasantly surprised on her thirteenth birthday.

Dan Ritzenthaler, of Prairie View, passed throught town Monday.

Hazel Darby and Earl Kane have been absent on account of sickness.

At last month's report in 6th [grade] arithmetic, Laura Towner had the best report, it being 100.
Fort Hill August Bloome was a Waukegan visitor Sunday.

John Lenzen and Vasey brothers are taking their milk to the Volo creamery.

Miss Edith Bauer and Miss Rose Carney were pleasant callers in this vicinity recently.

After spening a few weeks with John Hart's family, Miss Susie Lenzen returned to her home Sunday.
Fremont Center Sleighing is still quite good.

Father Thiele is visiting relatives in Indiana.

Miss Rose Fredericks is taking a course of dress making in Chicago.

Born, Jan. 24, to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wagner, a bouncing baby boy. We extend hearty congratulations.

Married, at St. Mary's Catholic church, Wednesday, Feb. 10, Mr. George Wamsley, of McHenry and Miss Cora Amann, of Fremont Center. We wish them a long and prosperous life and much love.

From the Lake County Independent ,
19 February 19, 1904
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. Tegtmeyer, of Gilmer, was a recent caller in our village.

R. F. Rouse and son Harden, in company with Miss J. Mitchell, are visiting relatives in Minnesota.

Mrs. James VanPlew, of Wheaton, has been spending the past week with her sister, Mrs. W. D. Porteous.

Mrs. John Otto and little daughter Grace, of Chicago, spent several days of last week at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Weenink.

Several new cases of measels are reported in town which reduce the attendance at school very much. Only 10 pupils are now enrolled in the higher room.

We are glad to be able to give a gratifying report in the condition of Horace King and little Violet Porteous, who are both under the care of skilled physicians and trained nurses.

Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Payne, in company with their son Irving and wife, started last Thursday for California. They expect to be gone several months. We may learn with sorrow that they will be so favorably impressed with the country that they will next express a determination to remain and locate there, but we hope for their safe return in a few months.
Ivanhoe The scarlet fever is not spreading and probably an epidemic will be avoided.

Ten below zero Tuesday morning and St. Patrick's day just around the corner!

Mrs. Titus and daughter Ethel went to Chicago Saturday remaining over until Tuesday evening visiting relatives.

The social given by the Public school last Friday evening was very well attended and enjoyed. In the speaking contest first place was awarded to Lola Smith and second place to Raymond Payne. Lola Smith will represent this school in the township contest to be held sometime in May.
Diamond Lake Grandpa Blows is sick.

The contest was very well attended, people being present from Ivanhoe and Rockefeller. The school received about nine dollars. There was eleven in the contest, four in the intermediate and seven in the advanced. Gertrude Towner received first prize and Tom Cooper second prize of the intermediate. Mary Bartlett first prize, Sarah Mitchell second prize of the advanced.
Fort Hill Mrs. Cora Diethorn has purchased a home at Grayslake.

Miss Amanda Wait, of Chicago, is spending a few days at home.

From the Lake County Independent ,
26 February 1904
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller J. E. Holcomb attended the funeral of an aunt whose burial took place at Waukegan Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Smith, also Mr. and Mrs. E. Wilcox attended the funeral of Chas. Meyer, of Diamond Lake.

Quite a number from here attended the 15th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Mithchell at Diamond Lake one evening last week.

Miss Florence Lathrop, who is attending school at Ravenswood accompanied by her cousin, spent the first part of the week with her mother, Mrs. Anna Lathrop.
Ivanhoe J. H. Boyer and wife spent Saturday and Sunday in the city.

I will be at Boyer Bros. store, Ivanhoe, Wednesdays and Saturdays, to collect taxes. Frank Dietz.

Out of respect for Washington's birthday Ivanhoe citizens were denied the privelage of reading any mail from Saturday morning until Tuesday morning. Rural system is great. Let us have a few more routes and then cut delivery down to once a month - its all we deserve-is it?
Fremont Center Miss Diebolt is on the sick list.

Mrs. Andrew Hertel is reported very ill with pneumonia.

Mrs. Frank Heronimus returned Thursday after a few days visit with relatives at Volo.

A ten pound girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dorfler last Monday, Feb. 15.

I. Honl will load his household goods this week for North Dakota, where he will make his future home.

Martin Wagner two little children and the little baby of Mr. Obenauf that Mrs. Wagner adopted a year ago are sick with pneumonia.

Mr. and Mrs. John Fredericks, Mr. and Mrs. George hertel attended the funeral of the latter's father, Mr. Bhear, of Chicago, last Friday.

Rev. G. Thiele and niece, Miss Isabella Rink were called to the bedside of the former's brother at Goshen, Indiana, who is very ill with pneumonia.

Mrs. Frank Dietz has been quite sick with lagrip and heart failure. She had been suffering from a nervous collapse but was doing nicely under Dr. Galloway's care, until she fell and cut her knee and bruided her head.
Fort Hill M. Riese family is sick with the measles.

Lewis Lobdell is dangerously sick with the measles.

Miss Mae Cleveland, of Chicago, is spending a few days with her mother.

From the Lake County Independent ,
4 March 1904
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller J. L. Roder has as his guest this week his son, Albert, of Chicago.

R. F. Rouse and son Harden, returned from their Minnesota trip last Friday.

Walter Cronkhite and wife, of Greely, Colo., are spending the present week with his brother, J. H. Cronkhite.

Miss Lillian Baily, of Chicago, made a short visit at the homes of H. Rouse and C. J. Tattler recently.

Mrs. Chas. Meyer, also Jno. Meyer and family, of Diamond Lake, called on friends here Friday last.
Ivanhoe Geo. Radke and two children are quite sick.

Mrs. Hill has been sick for the past two weeks.

Albert Snyder has been engaged by Fred Grabbe for a year.

The lower grade contest resulted in 1st, Gladys Payne, 2nd, Emma Keubker.
Fort Hill A. W. Fox spend Friday and Saturday in Chicago.

Mr. and Mrs. Levi Wait, of Waukegan, are visitors in this vicinitiy.

From the Lake County Independent ,
11 March 1904
100 Years Ago
Theodore S. Mills, a native of Massachusetts, was born in Williams town, Berkshire Co., July 4, 1824.
He came to Lake county, Ill., in the fall of 1851. Two years later he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Moore. They settled on a farm near Diamond Lake in Vernon township, where they resided for over forty years
On the 24th day of February, 1904 he died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. B. Cronkhite, of Greely, Colo., with whom he had made his home for the last ten years. After the death of his wife, who passed away seventeen months ago, his health had gradually failed, especially during the last six months. His body was brought from Colorado and buried besides his wife in Dimonad Lake cemetery.
Mr. Mills was in his time one of the wealthiest and most prominent farmers in Lake county.
He leavers to mourn his loss and counsel a son, Henry A., who lives on the old homestead, and a daughter, Mrs. W.B. Cronkihte, at whose home he died, and who had given him every possible care that a loving heart and hands can give.
Rockefeller John Roder and wife, of Chicago, visited relatives here first of the week.

F. C. Stuckel has resigned his position as section foreman on account of ill health.

Mrs. Claus Scheel, who has been on the sick list during the past week, is reported as fast recovering.

Mrs. A. J. King entertained her sister, Miss L. Houghton, of Wauconda, past of last week.

Mrs. A. Weenink went to Chicago Tuesday for an extended visit with her daughters, Mesdames Otto and Stompe.

Mrs. H. Minifie and little daughter, of Pullman, are spending the present week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. Broadhead.

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Otto Tegtmeyer, Thursday, March 3, a son; also to Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Ransom, Tuesday, March 8, a son.

F. C. Cronkhite, of Beloit, was in town Saturday and Sunday on a visit to his parents, also to visit his uncle, W. Cronkhite, of Colorado, whom he has not seen for about 10 years.

Rev. Isaac Cookman's son Dannie, aged 16, of Streator, Ill., was accidently killed Friday last. The boy was exercising a spirited horse which became frightened and threw him in front of a streetcar, killing him almost instanly. Funeral was held Monday the different pastors of the town joining in the service.
Fort Hill Louis Lobdell is improving slowly.

Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Commbs have moved from Chicago to the old home at Fort Hill.

From the Lake County Independent ,
18 March 1904
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Our genial creamery man, H. C. Payne has been on the sick list this week. We hope to see him out again soon.

If you are a larger man than Tom Boyer, ask him if he can tell the difference between a robin and a blue-jay.

We are glad to learn taht Roy Chamberlain is recovering from his injury and will be able to be out again in a few days.

We notice the Woodmen have changed the door to their hall to swing outward. A good idea, in view of the many casualties caused by doors swinging inward.

What is the matter with our church choir? Isn't it about time that some of its members straightened the kinks out of themselves and lay aside their petty grievances and animosities, and unite in making the singing an enjoyable and profitable part of our church service? There is certainly musical talent enough in this vicinity to afford us good church music, and we are just as certainly entitled to it.
Fremont Rev. Theile and Miss Isabelle Ring are reported some better.

Frank Erhard has a very painful carbuncle on his face. He has had it lanced several times.

Mrs. Frank Dietz is reported not so well. She suffers with stomach and bowel trouble. Her condition is critical.

Harry Magdalien and little Alouis Dietz are sick with the measles and a slight attack of pleuro pneumonia but are doing nicely under Dr. Galloway's care.
Diamond Lake There will be a quilting at home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. M. Ray, March 24, 25, and 26. Meals served for 25 cents, 10 cents for children. Proceeds of benefit to church. Everybody invited and a special invitation to gentlemen.
Fort Hill Combs Bros. were McHenry visitors Saturday.

The marriage of George Cleveland and Miss Edith Bauer, both of Fort Hill, took place in Chicago first of the week. The young couple have a host of friends in this vicinity, who join in wishing them a happy and prosperous life.

Mr. and Mrs. George Tucker will move to Grayslade this spring, he has rented his farm to a Mr. Hucker, from Fox Lake.

Joe Fitts has been very sick with the grippe.

Mrs. R. Townsend is very sick.

Bert Wilkinson sold a fine team recently.

Geo. Huson has bought an incubator and will raise fancy poultry this summer. He has one of the best that money can buy.
Fremont Center Frank Behm had the good luck to shoot two wild geese last Thursday. We know whereof we speak as we had the pleasure of helping to pick the bones.

We are sorry to chronicle the serious illness of the Rev. Father Thelie and his housekeeper but we hope for their speedy recovery.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Behm visited with Mrs. Behm's parents in Volo part of last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Galster are happy over the arrival of a fine bouncing boy.

From the Lake County Independent ,
25 March 1904
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Otis Smith has a vacation from school last week.

Messrs. Jeanmene, Colby and Otis Smith attended the prohibition convention at Highland Park last Saturday.

The poles are on the ground for Adam Titus' new telephone. Adam's business must be increasing. We congratulate him.

Will people who drive teams kindly refrain from obstructing the sidewalks and crossings with their horses and wagons, compelling pedestrians to walk out in the mud to get by. A word to the wise is sufficient.

In answer to the query of last week's correspondent in regard to the church choir, in justice to our friends and to ourselves, please let it be known that there exists no such condition of affairs as was insinuated in said query. Every thing has been and is perfectly harmonious and friendly. We are doing the best we can for which we receive no renumeration other than the press notice of last week. We do not pose as entertainers but endeavor to aid in the worship in which we assemble. Ivanhoe Church Choir

From the Lake County Independent ,
1 April 1904
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Clayton Dean has gone to Kansas on a business trip.

We hear H. C. Payne has bought the Ivanhoe creamery of Mr. Fosket.

Miss Myrtle Payne returned home last Friday from VAlparaiso where she has been attending school.

Our worthy officer Asa Joice was called to Grayslake on legal business last Monday night during the heavy storm. We didn't envy him the ride.

Prof. John H. VanPlew, of Beloit and his brother James W., a student at Lewis Institute, Chicago, are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry VanPlew this week.
Fort Hill After spending the past eighteen months with her brother, A. W. Fox, Mrs. C. Cleveland has returned to her home in Hainesville.

D. V. Wait, was out from the city Saturday, viewing the remains of his buildings that were destroyed by the cyclone Friday evening. Other losers by storm were:

A. W. Fox,
J. B. Converse,
A. Paddock.
A. Benwell lost three large stacks of hay.
Contributes to Her Own Obituary Little did Miss Sarah Mitchell, who died recently at Diamond lake anticipate the following biography, written at request of her school teacher, would precede in so short a time her obituary notice. The coincidence is unusual, and under the circumstances pathetic:

Sarah Carolina Mitchell was born at Diamond Lake, Lake County, Ill., Feb. 8, 1891. At the age of 6 she commenced going to school. E. J. Sabin, Miss Kate Beck, T. H. Decker, Miss R. G. Decker and C. H. Crook being her teachers. At the age of eight she began taking music lessons, Miss A. Ray and Miss O. Ritzenthaler being her teachers. In the fall of 1897 she visited in Nebraska. In 1894 she visited at St. Louis, Springfield, Watseka and Lodi. Sarah is the oldest daughter of Caroline Ost Mitchell and George Wm. Mitchell. E. Luella Mitchell is her only sister and has no brother. She has had whooping cough, tonsilitis and was seriously sick four years ago this winter. She has always lived in Diamond Lake. She wants to go to the St. Louis Fair and visit at Lodi in the summer of 1904.

Wednesday morning, March 23, 1904 at 9:30 o'clock Sarah passed away after an illness of but a few days, aged 13 years, 1 month and 15 days. She was a kind, true, loving, helpful, unselfish little girl and was fast growing into a noble woman. She has gone from us for a little while, but the help she has given and the brightness and sunshine she has brought into many lives can never be taked from us. She was loved by all who knew her. Her life was as fair and pure as the beautiful lily that blooms at Eastertide. Of such, truly, in the kingdom of Heaven. The funeral services were held Saturday, Rev. Heinrich, of Lake Zurich, preaching in German and Rev. Anderson, of Rockefeller, in English. It was largely attended.

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their assistance and sympathy in our recent affliction, the death of our daughter Sarah.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Mitchell.

From the Lake County Independent ,
8 April 1904
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Albert Roder, of Chicago, spend Sunday here, the guest of his parents.

Two new cases of measles in town. Donald Rich and Herschel Bock are the victims.

Mrs. Anna Lathrop attended the funeral of a relative in Chicago one day last week.

Mrs. Geo. M. Beasley, formerly a resident here, but now of St. Paul, called on friends here recently.

Mr. and Mrs. Claus Scheel are visiting relatives at their former home, near Marengo to remain indefinitely.

Mrs. C. Charman and daughter Florence, returned Monday evening from a few days visit with Chicago relatives.

We are glad to give a gratifying report in the condition of Mrs. R. P. Wilcox, as her complaint did not prove to be typhoid fever as was at first reported.
Ivanhoe Miss Myrtle Payne will teach the spring term of the Fremont Center school.

Mrs. Clara Rosing, of Volo, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. CarlDorfler a few days recently.

Fred Beach was home part of last week on account of an injury received while at work.

The measles and scarlet fever seem to have left this part of the country for which we are duly thankful.

The many friends of Frank Wagner were pained to learn of his death which occured Easter Sunday. The funeral was held at Fremont Center Tuesday. The family have the sympathy of the entire community.

The birthday part given in honor of James and Thomas Boyer at the home of the former last Wednesday evening was a very pleasant affair. The evening was spent with cards and other amusements. Boyer Bros and their estimable ladies proved themselves royal entertainers.

From the Lake County Independent ,
15 April 1904
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Dean Aynsley is at present clerking for Will Knigge.

Little Harry Lathrop has been quite ill the past week.

Miss Anna Plotz visited her parents near Lake Villa first of the week.

Norman Ladd, of Wauconda, is spending a few days with relatives here.

Mrs. Jacob Ritzenthaler and daughter, of Long Grove, were guests of Mrs. R. A. Smith Saturday.

An eleven pound daughter came to gladden the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Anderson, Wednesday April 6.

Some of our genial ladies have begun housecleaning. Had you noticed that agitated look on the men's faces?

Theodore Swan has accepted a position as telegraph operator at Janesville, Wis.

F. C. Stuckel formerly section foreman for the Wisconsin Central railroad Co., has again resumed his work here.

Mrs. Geo. Stompe, of Chicago, was a visitor at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Weenink on Thursday last.

R. D. Cook and family have moved on to their farm at Gilmer. John Hodge and family now occupy the Cook residence here.

Nothing like being in line with others. Five new cases of measles as follows:
Glenn Knigge, Helen Wells, Teddie Wilcox, Selda and Clifford Bock.

The Royal Neighbors will give a carpet rag social at Rockefeller on Tuesday evening April 19. Ladies please bring a ball of carpet rags with name inside. The balls will be put in a bag and fify cents a grab will be charges. Supper served. Everybody invited.


On Easter Sunday April 3, 1904, Frank M. Wagner passed quietly and peacefully over the river to the other bright shore there to receive his everlasting reward. He was born in Fremont township Feb. 12, 1878, being at the time of his death 26 years, 1 month and 21 days old. He had the misfortune to losing the fingers of his right hand last fall after two weeks attack of lagrippe, which was too severe a shock for his weak system and from that time his health has failed. He was born and reared in the vicinity of Ivanhoe had by his excellent attributes and sunny disposition had won the love of everyone in his large circle of aquaintance. He had that "smile of sympathy" which "glides into ones darker musings and steals away their sadness ere one is aware." An affectionate son and brother has stepped from our midst, a link of the golden chain has snapped asunder and been taken to the great Maker to be welded into the chain in the great and good beyond. By his life, by his love, by his works, his father, mother, two sisters and three brothers, besides a host of friends who are left to mourn his death are made better and are attracted towards "that realm that knows no night for light thereof is the light of God." His ambition was to please others first and self last.

Funeral services were held last week Tuesday at the Fremont Center Catholic church of which the departed was a true and faithful member from childhood. He was laid to rest beside his two sisters and brother, whose young lives the angel of death claimed within the last five years.

The family of the deceased has the sympathy of a host of friends who held in high esteem he of whom they are bereft.
Ivanhoe We regret to report Miss Myrtle Payne on the sick list.

Boyer Bros. purchased a fine horse from Mr. Aynesley of Rockefeller last week.

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

Roy Ames of whom we wrote last week underwent an operation last Friday. He is doing as well as could be expected.

Mr. and Mrs. Brainerd who have been sick with the grip are getting better. Their daughter, Miss Hattie, is home caring for them.

We are glad to report that Ed. Godwin who has been suffering from blood poisoning caused by injuries received from a rusty nail is getting better.

If there were a less number of hogs, four legged ones we mean, running at large in our village we would be better pleased, and besides it would save a good deal of profanity. Hogs are all right in their place but that isn't on your neighbor's front lawn.

Last Wednesday night, April 6, occurred the death of Mrs. John Meyers at her home near this place. The funeral was held Saturday at Wauconda, interment being at the Murray cemetery. Mrs. Meyers was one of the early settlers of the county and highly esteemed by all who knew her.

Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Payne, of Rockefeller, were pleasant Ivanhoe visitors recently. They report a very pleasant time during their visit at LosAngels and other points in California from which they have recently returned and Ed's laugh is more hearty than ever, if possible.
Fremont Center Joe Dorfler, of Ivanhoe, was a pleasant caller here last Sunday.

Mrs. Albert Behm spent last week with her brother and father in Volo.

Rev. Fr. Thiele is still very low at present writing but we hope for his speedy recovery.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Shober and daughter Gertrude spent last Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Traut.

Andrew Wagner and family, of Waukegan, were pleasant callers here a couple of days last week.

William P. Huguelet and sister Della and Miss Nellie Traut visited the latter's parents the later part of the last week.

John Traut shot a wild goose last week which measured seven feet from tip to tip of wings and tipped the scales at 15 pounds.
Fort Hill Hunton Creel has gone to the city looking for a position.

Fred Converse and A. B. Coombs bought soem fine horses in Chicago.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lusk are rejoicing over the birth of a baby boy.

We are sorry to hear of the serious illness of Mrs. Albert Paddock.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Parker and baby, Mrs. C. D. Parker, of Volo, spent Sunday with Combs brothers.

From the Lake County Independent ,
22 April 1904
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. J. E. Holcomb is entertaining a sister from Iowa.

Mrs. May Magers and little daughter Emma are visiting relatives at Pullman.

G. M. Beasley, formerly of this village, but now of St. Paul, called on friends here Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. A. Weenink are entertaining their little grand-daughter, Miss Grace Otto, of Chicago.

At the school election Saturday evening Will Knigge was elected director for a full term and W. L. Rich to fill vacancy, caused by R.D. Cook moving away.
Ivanhoe We are sorry to report Mrs. H. C. Payne on the sick list.

Our local nimrods have shot quite a number of wild geese this spring.

Orgard Bros. had a large pile of wood sawed last week. Messrs. Dolph and Joice did the work.

The baseball social at the hall did not prove much of a success. Advertise in the INDEPENDENT next time, boys, if you want a crowd.

Miss Rena Decker, a former resident of Ivanhoe, now a successful teacher in the Grayslake school, was a pleasant visitor here last Saturday.

Died, at his home in Ivanhoe, Monday evening, the 18th inst., Mr. Henry Glass. Funeral services were held at his late home Wednesday afternoon, interment being in Ivanhoe cemetery. Mr. Glass had been a resident of this place about 14 years, and was regarded a kind neighbor and friend by all who knew him. He leaves an aged wife alone to mourn his loss.

The new horse recently purchased by James Boyer from Mr. Vasey of Volo, has already given evidence of great speed. Jim hitched him up to take a ride, but after going a short distance the horse became restive and divesting himself of harness and buggy started for Volo at the rate of a mile a minute, Jim thinks. The harness and buggy were somewhat broken, but fortunately, Mr. Boyer was not injured. The horse was found at his old home all right.

From the Lake County Independent ,
29 April 1904
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Ed Hodge is here from New York on a visit to his brother, Jno. Hodge and family.

Grant Coudrey, of Greenwood, is a visitor at the home of his uncle, R. Coudrey.

Mr. Hoyt, Libertyville, spent Saturday at the home of his sister, Mrs. R. R. Doolittle.

Mr. B. Broadhead and family, of Roseland, are spending the week at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Broadhead.

Among the Chicago visitors of late were C. H. Sharman and daughter, Mrs. M. Popp, Willie Knigge, Will Knigge and others.
Ivanhoe We regret to report Mrs. C. M. Foskett on the sick list.

Miss Bates, of Wauconda, is staying a few days with her sister, Mrs. H. C. Payne.

Alfred Ames, a former resident of this town, now of Wisconsin, is visiting his brothers Delos and Judson Ames.

F. M. Smith accompanied by his daughter, Miss Pearl made a business trip to the county seat last Saturday.

Sumner Putnam, of Rockefeller, was a pleasant caller in Ivanhoe recently. Mr. Putnam is 90 years of age but is remarkably well and active.
Diamond Lake Obituary

Henry Glass, formerly of Diamond Lake, and latterly of Ivanhoe, has passed to his final reward. He and his aged wife have for many years been sufferers with asthma. Many times both have been entirely helpless and with no one to care for them. Mr. Glass will be remembered by all the older residents of Diamond Lake who knew him in his earlier days as a good citizen, kind neighbor and respected by old and young. He was generous and kind hearted giving liberally to the support of our church as long as he was able. He was the village blacksmith for a great many years and one of the first Germans to settle here.
Fort Hill Mrs. E. Stanrod is spending a few weeks in Chicago.

Mr. and Mrs. Levi Wait, of Waukegan, are visiting relatives in this vicinity.

School is closed in the Fort Hill district on account of the teacher having the measles.

From the Lake County Independent ,
6 May 1904
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Geo. Coolidge is entertaining her sister and daughter at present writing.

Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Wilson returned to Austin Tuesday, after a short visit with relatives here.

Chas. Leibovitz, of Chicago, visited Rockefeller first of the week with a view to locating here sometime in the near future.

Wm. Buesching and family, of Gilmer, are spending the present week with Mrs. Buesching's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Knigge.

Anna Knigge accompanied by her nephew, Wm. Kramer, of Chicago, came home Saturday after an absence of several weeks.

Since the measles lost its hold in this community an epidemic which has the appearance of whooping cough is visitng some of our homes.

Mrs. Sarah Bush, of Worthing, S. D., has purchased the Harden Hotel and livery and with her husband will conduct the extensive business hereafter. Mrs. Bush has had experience in the hotel business and will maintain the high standard of excellence the house now enjoys and which was attained under management of the Hardens. Mr. and Mrs. Bush took possessin on Monday. Mrs. Bush is a sister of Mrs. Fred Holcomb.
Fort Hill Dighton Granger, of Chicago, spent a few days with relatives and friends in this vicinity.

A. W. Fox is moving to Grayslake.

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

A. Townsend is building a new barn.

Simon Davis has bought a new sulky plow also Chancey Thompson a gang plow.

From the Lake County Independent ,
13 May 1904
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Theodore Swan, of Cary, spent Sunday with relatives and friends here.

J. D. King, of Waupaca, came home Sunday and with his parents attended the funeral of his cousin.

A. J. King and family were at Wauconda Sunday to attend the funeral of Claude Davis, a newphe of Mrs. A. J. King.

During the past week two new musical instruments arrived in town, an organ for the family of J. Herketsweiler and a piano for M. C. Wirtz.
Ivanhoe We are glad to report all of our sick people are recovering.

We hear that Miss Clara McConty has sold her Ivanhoe property to Miss Emma Fisher.

It's a boy and when he gets old enough will call Joe Wismer papa. All are doing well especially Joe.

A surprise party on Roy Chamberlain in honor of his 15th birthday, Tuesday evening of last week was highly enjoyed by his schoolmates as well as by himself.

R. D. Maynard one of our oldest well known residents and who has recently attained his 88th year and still well and active is visiting with Libertyville friends this week.

From the Lake County Independent ,
20 May 1904
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. A. Reis entertained his son and wife, of Chicago, over Sunday.

Miss Mary Litchfield, of Libertyville, was a recent visitor at the home of her parents.

On Tuesday Mrs. J. H. Cronkhite started for Greely, Colo., to visit her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Shaddle. She expects to be absent several weeks.

Mrs. W. L. Rich and son, Donald have returned from Waupaca, Wis., where they visited the past week. They were accompanied by a brtoher of Mrs. Rich who visited at their home Saturday and Sunday.
Ivanhoe Workmen were here Monday putting up the new telephone for Adam Titus.

Miss Amanda Hidorn, of Chicago, is visiting with her parents here a few days.

Misses Myrtle and Avis Payne ahve resumed their schools, the former at Fremont Center the latter at Cloverdale.

Automobiles are passing through here nearly every day now and the air surrounding the worthy agriculturists who meet the "red devils" with skittish horses is almost sulphurous.
Fort Hill John Lenzen is hauling tile from Grayslake, shipped from Burlington, Wis.

Mrs. E. Stanford has returned from Chicago and will spend the summer at Cloverdale farm.

Miss Avis Payne has recovered from the measles and is finishing her term of school at Fort Hill.

From the Lake County Independent ,
27 May 1904
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Claus Scheel is slowly recovering from her recent severe illness.

Miss Lillian Aynsley is spending the present week at the St. Louis Exposition.

Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Dolton are happy parents of a little son, born Wednesday, May 18.

Mrs. Anna Lathrop has for her guest the present week her sister, Mrs. H. Stone, of Ravenswood.

Miss Antoinette Reis accompanied by her niece Elsie Heid, of Chicago, visited the former's father first of the week.

Dr. O. I. M. Grover, formerly of this place, but now of Chicago, spent a few days here recently calling on friends.

Master Leroy Knigge had the sad misfortune to sprain one of his ankles while engaged in playing ball at Ivanhoe on Saturday last.

Geo. E. Harden returned last Friday from a short visit with relatives in Iowa. He was accompanied by his neice, Mrs. Goddard, of Fort Dodge.

Chas. Leibovitz, of Chicago, is again a resident here. He has rented the Knigge store and has begun the manufacture of cigars. We are not prepared to say what will be the result, but it is universally hoped that his coming will be followed by more signs of life in this locality than are now apparent.
Ivanhoe George Ward, of Kansas, is visiting with his cousin, Edward Boyes.

Mrs. Orpha Harding, of Sioux city, Iowa, is visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Brainerd.

The ball game played here last Saturday between the Rockefeller nine and the white sox of Ivanhoe resulted in a victory for the former, score 10 to 35.

Word was received here last Friday of the death of Christian Meyer, who formerly resided here, but late years in Maine. He was a brother of Henry, Ernest and August Meyer of this township.
Fort Hill George Davis is taking treatment for deafness from Dr. E. W. Gavin, of Waukegan.

Mr. and Mrs. Perry L. Persons and little daughter, of Waukegan, spent Sunday at Combs Bros.

The Fort Hill Cemetery Society will meet wtih Mrs. Henry Hart, June 9 to supper. Everybody is welcome.

From the Lake County Independent ,
3 June 1904
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Jno. Aynsley adn sone Dean, were Lake Forest visitors one day last week.

Mrs. Grace may, of Grayslake, is spending a few days with her aunt, Mrs. E. G. Payne.

Mrs. E. G. Payne spent Friday and Saturday at Grayslake visiting at the home of her sister, Mrs. C. Smith.

Wm. Dressen returned to his home at Waupaca, Wis., Saturday after a few days visit with relatives and friends here.

Mrs. B. Broadhead and daughter Edna went to Chicago Sunday to visit her daughter, Mrs. Minifie. Mrs. Broadhead returned Tuesday, but Miss Edna expects to remain indefinitely.
Ivanhoe Herbert Chamberlain, of Chicago, was the guest of his brother, Julius Chamberlain last Sunday.

Timothy Dean and his neice, Mrs. Clara VanHorn, of Palatine, are the guests of Mesdames Dean and Wells.

Last Sunday night a valuable horse belonging to Arthur Ritta strayed from the premises and has not been seen or heard from at present writing.

We hear that John Hodge, of Rockefeller, has been engaged to teach the Ivanhoe school for the coming year. We congratulate our board of directors in securing this well known successful teacher.
Fort Hill Mrs. Ira Smith has been suffering from a felon the last two weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Graves, of Glenwood and Mr. and Mrs. Moore, of Chicago, were guests of Geo. Huson and family over Sunday.
Fremont Center Michael Traut was a Chicago visitor recently.

Sylvester Deinlein, of Third Lake, spent Sunday with his parents here.

G. M. Traut spent the last week visiting with his brother and cousins in Grant county, Wis.

From the Lake County Independent ,
10 June 1904
100 Years Ago
Front Page Boys' Prank Wrecks Girl's Health
Emma Kuebker, of Ivanhoe, in Nervous Collapse

Fear of Snakes

A deplorable prank perpetrated by a number of boys playing in the woods near Ivanhoe has resulted most seriously for nine-year old Emma, daughter of Wm. Kuebker, of that village, who is under professional care suffering with chorea, commonly called St. Vitus' dance.

Emman, with a number of companions went to the woods a few weeks ago to gather wild flowers. To tease her some of the boys in the party caught snakes and frightened her with them. She has an uncontrolable horror of the reptiles and so intense became her agony she finally ran away through the woods screaming and hysterical. Her parents at first believed a few hours quiet and rest would relieve her strained nerves and that she would recover. However the child did not improve but gradually lost all control of the nerve functions and Dr. Taylor was consulted. He regards her case as very serious and says it will take months to effect a cure.

Fright is one of the common causes of St. Vitus' dance and while of course the little playmates sincerely regret the outcome of what they considered harmless amusement, yet relatives of the little girl are very indignant and feel that even children of the age of those implicated should have exercised better judgment than to carry their fun to so unreasonable an extent.
Rockefeller Miss Emma Kublank, of Algonquin, visited her cousin, Emma Gossell first of the week.

Owing to the seious illness of Mrs. Claus Scheel it was found necessary to remove her to a hospital in the city.

Mrs. Geo. Stompe and little son Albert, who have been spending the past week visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A Weenink, returned to Chicago Tuesday.

Miss Iva Crafts, formerly a resident here was the guest of Miss Laura Doolittle, also called on numerous friends part of last week.
Ivanhoe Fred Harding, of Sioux City, Ia., visited Ivanhoe over Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Stafford, of Chicago, were guests of their aunt, Mrs. Dean over Sunday.

Arthur Ritta's horse which strayed away a few days ago was found near Everett.

We hear that Mrs. Nettie Payne who formerly resided here was married May 28 at Glidden, Iowa.

The literary and musical entertainment held here last Saturday evening was very interesting and well attended, the hall being nearly filled with an appreciative audience. In the oratorical contest the first prize was won by Miss Odella Radke of the Swan school district, Miss Lola Smith of Ivanhoe taking second.

From the Lake County Independent ,
17 June 17, 1904
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Fred Voelker and family, accompanied by Mrs. M. Popp, were Palatine visitors Wednesday of last week.

Mrs. Chas. Leibovitz and family with their household goods arrived Thursday to join her husband who has recently started a cigar factory. As there is no vacant houses they were obliged to take up their abode in the back rooms adjoining the factory.

The primary room of our school closed Friday with a picnic. The teacher, Miss Lester, applied herself closely to improve the department under her charge and the children have made creditable advancement. Vacation comes as a needed rest to teacher and pupils.
Ivanhoe Mrs. Bates, of Wauconda, is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Fannie Payne this week.

C. M. Gorham, of Waukegan, and his brother, A. R. Gorham, of Osborne, Kansas, were pleasant visitors here last week.

In justice to the boys of our town we think the reports about their chasing and frightening girls with snakes have been greatly exaggerated. If it was done at all, it was in boyish thoughtlessness and without intent to do harm. Our boys are not mean or vicious and we think would compare favorably with boys of other localities.

As Mr. Levi Price and his sister, Miss Hattie were driving into our village last Thursday morning they met with quite a serious accident. Their horse became frightened at a passing load of boats and wheeling suddenly overturned the carriage, throwing them violently to the ground. Miss Price was taken up in a fainting condition and removed to the home of Mrs. H. C. Payne, where restoratives were applied. She was severely hurt on her side and head. Mr. Price was badly bruised and lamed. After recovering from their shock they were taken home.
Fort Hill Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Combs spent Sunday with relatives in Waukegan.

Ira Smith had the misfortune to lose two valuable work horses last week.

From the Lake County Independent ,
24 June 1904
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Geo. Thatcher is now in the employ of J. H. Cronkhite.

Fred Thorne spent Sunday with his family at Solon Mills.

Otto Tegtmeyer and family spent Sunday with relatives at Fairfield.

Jno. Newton and family, of Chicago, are guests of Mrs. Newton's aunt, Mrs. F. Thomas.

Miss LaVerne Babcock, of Libertyville, was a visitor at the homeof her aunt, Mrs. M. Swan, Sunday.

Edna Broadhead returned from Chicago Sunday. She was accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Daisy Minifie and little Sybil, who expect to remain a month or more.
Ivanhoe Wilbur Wood, of Nebraska, is visiting with his father-in-law, Mr. Duddles.

Mrs. James Boyer was very pleasantly surprised the other day on receiving a visit from her father, Mr. Weaver, who lives in the southern part of the state. He reports plenty of rain and fine crops there.

The strawberry social given by the C.E. society last Thursday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Foskett was a very pleasant affair, and largely attended., and if the dishes of berries served were not quite as large as usual on such occasions, it was owing probably to the dry weather we are having and due allowance should therefor be made.
Fort Hill About sixty attended the barn raising Monday afternoon at Coombs Bros.

After spending the past two years traveling in California and the western states, W. W. Combs has returned to his home at Fort Hill.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rogers, of Waukegan, spent a week with their daughter, Mrs. C. L. Thompson and family.
Diamond Lake Mrs. H. C. Ost and children, of Greenville, Mo., is visiting with relatives and friends.

Our boarding houses are enjoying the visits of the city people.

Riemer Schneider is having his home remodeled.

From the Lake County Independent ,
1 July 1904
100 Years Ago
Front Page Horse Kills Boy

5-Year-old Son of John Wirtz Receives Fatal Kick.

Raymond, the little five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wirtz, whose farm is just south-west of Ivanhoe was kicked by a colt Monday afternoon, receiving injuries from which he died Tuesday. Raymond was playing about the yard when a horse and colt belonging to his uncle whose farm is opposite that of John Wirtz strayed into the inclosure. The boy's mother told him to drive the horses back through the gate, and the little fellow started to do so. As he came close to the horses the colt suddenly wheeled and kicked him in the stomach, then ran into the road.

Raymond did not seem to be hurt seriously and walked to the house. He complained of pain in his stomach and vomited considerably. Dr. Taylor was called and was able to relieve his sufferings. Tuesday the boy grew suddenly worse an before a doctor could be summoned died.

The autopsy held by Dr. Taylor revealed a rupture of the bowels and which had produced internal hemorrhage and death.

When kicked the boy did not fall over, in fact it was not realized he had been so seriously injured and his death was a terrible shock to his parents.
Rockefeller S. E. Coudry has a new piano, purchased from Alden-Bidinger & Co., of Waukegan.

Dorothy Holcomb visited at the home of Mr. Barstow in Waukegan several days last week.
Ivanhoe Miss Avis Payne has closed her school at Cloverdale.

Mrs. Glass, who has been very ill is a little better at present writing.

Dean Wells is home for his summer vacation after spending a year at school in Oberlin, Ohio.

Mr. and Mrs. Crampton, of Chicago, are visiting with their father, Mr. Simpson and family.

Miss Pearl and Mr. Otis Smith have closed their schools, the former in the Gilmer district, the latter in the Shults school. We hear they teach the same schools next year.

We are told that the rain falls on the just and unjust alike, but there seems to be a departure from that rule this summer, as showers fell all around us last week, but Ivanhoe and vicinity is as dry as ever. Are we neither just or unjust?

We hear that one of our enterprising young farmers, Mason Colby, intends disposing of his interests here this fall and moving to Virginia, where he purchased a farm about a year ago. The many friends of Mr. Colby wish him success in his new home.

Roy Ames who has been ill so long, died at the home of his father, Judson Ames, Tuesday of this week. Roy was about fourteen years of age and a bright, pleasant little fellow, well liked by his school mates and all who knew him. He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Ames, who have our deepest sympathy in their sad bereavement.

Last Saturday just before noon the dwelling house on what is known as the Fred Earle farm now owned by Mr. Appell, of Chicago, was discovered to be on fire and in spite of every effort made to put it out was soon burned. A high wind was blowing at the time and owing to the long drouth the building was very dry and burned like tinder. Mr. Radke who rents the farm saved most of his goods in the lower story, but the fire burned so rapidly it was impossible to reach the upper rooms to save much. The fire is supposed to have started from a defective flue. We understand insurance was carried on both house and contents.

Mr. Jeanmene closed his school on Tuesday last. All the patrons of the school regret very much that he refused to rehire for next year. Certainly the four years he has taught here have been remarkably successful. The young people gave him a rousing surprise Tuesday evening in token of the high esteem in which he is held by all.
Fremont Center Albert Behm's new house is nearly finished.

Mrs. G. M. Traut and daughter Nell were Libertyville callers last Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hertel are the proud parents of a baby girl born Tuesday 21st.

From the Lake County Independent ,
8 July 1904
100 Years Ago
Obituaries Raymond John Joseph Wirtz, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wirtz, was born Feb. 15, 1899 and died June 28, 1904. Mouring his untimely demise are the parents and an infant brother, besides many relatives. Raymond was a bright, lovable child and the ending of his young life brings sorrow not alone to the immediate family but to all who knew him.

Card of Thankd

We wish to extend our sincere thanks to Rev. Hill and our many friends and neighbors for their kind words and earnest sympathy in time of our bereavement and sorrow. John and Bertha Wirtz.

LeRoy Ames

LeRoy Ames, the only son of L. Judson and Eliza Ames was born January 8, 1891 and died June 28, 1904. Although his life was but 13 years, 5 months and 20 days in length, it was fraught with joy and pleasure to all for all who knew him were his loving friends. He was faithful to all the duties of the home and the schools in which he was an apt and studious pupil, striving always to excel, and during his continued ill health, it was his greatest regret that he was unable to keep up his school work.
At Rest Mrs. Atlanta (Gould) Parker was born in Hamburg, Erie Co., N.Y>, August 2, 1838. When she was a child her people came west, settling in Fremont township, Lake county. She was married February 21, 1867 to David Parker. Their home was in Fremont until 1872 when they settled in McHenry, Ill. But they finally came to Libertyville in September 1902.

The complications which were finally fatal began some years ago. They gradually increased and carried her life away on Sabbath night, July 3, 1904. Her sufferings for some months have been severe.

She leaves to mourn her bereaved husband and her only daughter Ella, who tenderly cared for her to the last. Mrs. J.B. is also a sister of the deceased.

Mrs. Parker possessed a gentle, lovable disposition, which helped her to contribute to the happiness of all about her. It was her chief ambition to be kind and helpful to friends and neighbors, and to make the world better by her sojourn in it. As a wife and mother she was particularly amiable. Her mission was a success and of her it may be said as of Mary of old, "She hath done what she could." The sweet memories of her amiable life will forever remain with her friends and neighbors.

The funeral service occured at ther late home at 1 o'clock Tuesday. Suitable remarks were made by Dr. Robinson, after which the burial services were at Ivanhoe.
Rockefeller Mrs. Fred Voelker is quite ill with pneumonia.

Miss Gertrude Stoddard entertained a friend from Iowa a few days this week.

Contractors Porteous & Knigge are at Diamond Lake building for Mr. Wm. Einsman.

Mrs. Louis Roder was visited by her mother, Mrs. G. Nikoley, of Long Grove, several days last week.

Mrs. E. Herschberger and daughter Cora, of Chicago, visited Rockefeller relatives first of the week.

Owen VanPlew, of Wheaton, is spending a short vacation at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Wm. Porteous.

Mrs. Lucia Ayers, of Ravenswood, is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Lathrop at present writing.

Mrs. Benj. Broadhead and little sons of Pullman, are spending the present week at the home of B. Broadhead.
Ivanhoe Mrs. David Parker, of Libertyville, was brought here for burial Tuesday of this week.

Harvy Cole, son of a former pastor of the Ivanhoe church, now living in Milwaukee, was a recent visitor here.

H. W. Beach and a friend, Mr. Gatzert, clerk of Judge Tuley's court, Chicago, are spending a few days with the former's parents in this place.

In the ball game at Lake Zurich on the Fourth, the Ivanhoe team defeated Wauconda by a score of 9 to 1, winning the prize of $25.00.

A few invited friends gathereed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hill last Tuesday evening in honor of the birthday of the former. The evening was spent with games and pleasant social chat; followed by a royal supper served by Mrs. Hill, to which all, especially Jim Boyer, did justice. We unite in wishing the Rev. gentleman many pleasant returns of the anniversary.

From the Lake County Independent ,
15 July 1904
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Fred Holcomb has at present some 500 little chicks, the product of an incubator.

Robert Coudrey, wife and daughter, of Chicago, visited relatives in the country a few days recently.
Ivanhoe Mrs. Eugene Smith is entertaining her neice, Miss Nettie King, of Lake Villa.

Our roadmaster Asa Joice is grading and draining our streets. A much needed improvement.

Miss Ada Kuebker with a party of Waukegan friends are at Lake Geneva for a week's outing.

A little daughter of Henry Meyers, about seven years old, died last Friday of spinal meningitis. Funeral and interment at Fairfield Sunday.

Harry Abbott a former resident of this place and who has recently graduated from Princeton college, is visiting Ivanhoe friends. He has accepted a position with the Century Publishing Co. of New York.

From the Lake County Independent ,
22 July 1904
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Miss Mary McArthur has gone for a months visit with friends at St. Paul.

Mr. and Mrs. Held and daughter Elsie, of Chicago, are visiting Mrs. Held's father, A. Reis, the present week.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Knigge are enjoying a visit from their grandsons, Masters Leroy and Raymond Knigge, of DesPlaines.

Mrs. J. M. Burdick, of Chicago, who for the past month visited H.L. Burdick and wife has gone to spend a few weeks at the home of her neice, Mrs. S. Delano Talcott at Waukegan.

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Burdick accompanied by Will Serivens and wife, formerly of this place but now of Janesville, Wis., spend Sunday with relatives and friends here.

Mrs. J. C. Coln and children, of Olds, Iowa, spent a week with her cousin, Frank Heroniums and family.

Miss Clara Behm, of Milwaukee, is spending her vacation with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. Diebold.
Ivanhoe Miss Minnie Snyder is spending a few days with relatives at Clinton, Wis.

Mrs. C. M. Fosket entertained a party of juvenile relatives from the city last week.

F.M. Smith and wife returned last week from a visit with relatives at Lake Koshkonong, Wis.

It is rumored around town taht Jim Boyer is losing his appetite, going into a decline as it were. We hope the jovial gentleman will soon regain his usual capacity for edibles, although it may cause a rise of prices in the provision market.

One of our popular young ladies, Miss Myrtle Payne, met with quite a serious accident the other day. She was reclining in a hammock when one of theropes broke throwing her violently to the ground and severely spraining her ankle. Under efficient care the injured member is doing as well as could be expected.
Fort Hill A. Townsend has his new barn finished.

The old bridge across the creek near J.B. Converses' in Avon has been remodeled.

Will combs is visiting relatives in Waukegan.

Miss Jennie Davis of Chicago, spent a week with her brother, Simon Davis and family.

Mrs. Mary Graham, of Ravenswood, is spending the summer with her sister Mrs. Kate Wait.

From the Lake County Independent ,
29 July 1904
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Miss Grace Small spend Sunday with her parents near Gilmer.

Mrs. Fred Knigge visited relatives and friends at DesPlaines part of last week.

Mrs. L. Specht spent sunday at River view, the guest of her sister, Mrs. C. J. Rudolph and family.

Mrs. Chas. Leibovitz is entertaining two sisters and a brother from Chicago the the present week.

Mesdames John Wells and John Rouse visited the former's daughter, Mrs. Ed. Bauman, near Volo the first of the week.

E. G. Payne started Monday for North Dakota, where he will spend a few weeks looking after teh interests of his property there.

Mrs. Grace May of Grayslake, was a recent visitor here, the guest of her aunt, Mrs. E. G. Payne, and her cousin, I. E. Payne.
Ivanhoe Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Vickery are entertaining friends from abroad.

Mrs. Thomas Boyer's siter from Chicago is visiting with her a few days.

Mrs. Stephen Payne, a former resident and early settler of this place, now living at Clinton, Wis., is here visiting relatives and old friends.

At a depth of about 300 feet, well contractor Adam Titus has obtained a fine flow of water on the Appell farm south of this place. Adam's luck in getting good wells is almost phenomenal.

Michael Dobner, who lives near this place met with a very painful accident the other day. He was driving cattle and tripping over some obstacle fell, dislocating his elbow. Drs. Taylor and Galloway were called and set the injured joint. Mr. Dobner is doing as well as could be hoped for.

Miss Susie Payne as resigned her position as telephone girl at Lake Villa and is here visiting with her aunts, Misses mary and Aggie Payne.

Last Friday this locality was visited by one of the most destructive hail storms ever known here. A great deal of window glass was broken, gardens of all kinds were badly injured in some instances nearly destroyed. We hear of some farmers mowing down their oats for hay the grain being nearly all cut off from it.

Last Saturday evening a very pleasant surprise was perpetrated on Mr. and Mrs. Julius Chamberlain when a large number of friends gathered at their home to celebrate the anniversary of their wedding day. The ladies came with well filled lunch baskets and after the evening was pleasantly spent with games and social converse a royal supper was served, and if any one went away hungry it was their own fault. We united with others in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Chamberlain many pleasant returns on this occassion.
Fremont Center Lynn Murrie was a Fremont caller last Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Behm, of Libertyville, were Fremont callers last Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Behm are the proud parents of a baby boy, born July 7.

Albert Groshe, of Warren, spent the latter part of last week calling on old friends here.

Mr. Stahl, of Long Grove, spent last Sunday here with his daughter, Mrs. Mike Wagner.

Mr. William P. Hugeuelet and Miss Nell Traut visited with the latter's parents a couple of days last week.

From the Lake County Independent ,
5 August 1904
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Clifford Payne, of Glidden, Iowa, is visiting Ivanhoe relatives and friends.

Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Farnsworth, of Mayfair, are guests of Mrs. Chamberlain, a sister of Mrs. Farnsworth.

John Vickerman has just finished harvesting a large crop of choice hay which was all secured in fine condition.

Our school building is undergoing a course of renovation. F. M. Smith and son are doing the work.
Fort Hill Mrs. Persis Delano, of Sandwich, is spending a few days with Mrs. C. Parker, of Volo and Mrs. C. E. Combs, of Fort Hill.

Miss Nellie Raught and Miss Ethel Sutherland, of Waukegan, are visiting their aunts, Mrs. C. L. Thomason and Mrs. O. A. Howard.

Mrs. C. L. Thomson entertained the Fort Hill Cemetery Society July 28, a very pleasant afternooon was enjoyed. Visitors were Mesdames Standord, Wait, Tyrrell, Howard, and the Misses Hogan, Raught and Sutherland. Next meeting will be with Mrs. C. E. Combs, Aug. 18. Visitors welcome.

From the Lake County Independent ,
12 August 1904
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Jno. Rouse is recovering from her recent illness.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Leibovitz are entertaining Chicago relatives.

David Herbison, of DeKalb, is the guest of his aunt, Mrs. Jane McBride and family.

Arthur Feddeler, of Lake Zurich, visited relatives here several days recently.

Frank Thomas and family are spending the present week camping near McHenry with Wauconda friends.

Mrs. E. O. Wells is at Ivanhoe the present week to assist in caring for her mother, Mrs. Chas. Dorfler.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Thatcher was made happy by the arrival of a little son one day last week.

Mrs. C. H. Sharman and daughter Florence were Chicago visitors a part of last week.
Ivanhoe We will hear the chimes of wedding bells in the near future.

Mrs. A. A. Payne and son Raymond were Chicago visitors the other day.

Mrs. H. D. Wells is entertaining a lady friend, an old school mate from abroad.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Boyer are entertaining a party of relatives from Chicago.

R.D. Maynard recived word the other day of the death of his only remaining brother, at Potsdam, N.Y.

Thomas and James Boyer were very pleasantly surprised the other evening by receiving a visit from a brother who lives in Ohio.

A telegram was received Monday of this week, announcing the death of Dr. Frank Payne, of Berkeley, Calif. Dr. Payne was a brother of E.G. Payne, of Rockefeller, and H. C., Mary and Agnes Payne, of this place.
Automobile Victim On Monday of last week as Mrs. Carl Dorfler with her son Tony and daughter Dora, were driving to Volo they met an automobile opposite the residence of George Benwell; their horse became frightened at the machine and turning around dashed into a fence, overturning and demolishing the carriage and throwing its occupants out. Tony and Dora excaped with slight bruises, but Mrs. Dorfler was thrown violently against a post sustaining dangerous injuries to her head and face. She was taken up in an unconscious condition, and into the house of Mr. Benwell's where physicians from Volo and Grayslake were called. At last accounts Mrs. Dorfler was a little better, and hopes are entertained for her ultimate recovery. The drivers of the automobile acted life gentlemen and did all in their power for the unfortunate sufferers.
Diamond Lake An ice cream social will be given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Rouse, Diamond Lake, on Friday evening, Aug. 19, proceeds for the pastor of the Diamond Lake church.

From the Lake County Independent ,
19 August 1904
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. FrankBock and daughter SElda were Chicago visitors Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Benj. Broadhead entertained their son from Roseland over Sunday.

Miss Kitie Steinbock, of Chicago, is visiting her cousin, Mrs. E. O. Wells the present week.

Arthur Hapke returned Monday from a two weeks visit at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Gertrude Hapke.

Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Payne are entertaining cousins from Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Newcomb, formerly Lake County residents.

Miss May Beasley, formerly of this place but now of Trevor, Wis., spent one day of last week visiting Miss Luella Herschberger.

Frank Shaddle and wife, of Everly, Iowa, are visiting the latter's sister, Mrs. Irving Payne also calling on numerous friends here.

Mrs. C. B. McArthur returned to her home at Waupaca Monday after several days visit at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.L. Rich. She was accompanied by Master Donald Rich.
Ivanhoe Miss Agnes Payne is having a new addition built to her house.

Mrs. E. A. Dean is visiting with her daughter, Mrs. Cora Averill, at Newaygo, Mich.

Mrs. Osgood, a former resident and one of early settlers of this place now living with her son, Rev. Lucien Osgood at Sturgeon Bay, Wis., is visiting with friends here.

At the request of part of the congregation Mr. Hill tendered his resignation last Sunday as pastor of our church, which was accepted. We regret the disturbance in our church circles very much, and hope that peace and quiet may soon be restored.

The ball game at the Woodman picnic between the Ivanhoe and Libertyville teams was an easy victory for the former, in spite of the fact that Libertyville had a number of crack players from abroad; score 12 to 3. We feel justly proud of our ball team, as we hold first place in the county outside of Waukegan.
Fremont Center Miss Nellie Traut, of Chicago, is visiting relatives on Wagner avenue.

Andrew Wagner and daughter Barbara were visitors in town Thursday.

Barnabas Behm, of Waukegan, visited his brother, Adam B. Behm last week.

Miss Anna Amann spent the last week with her sister, Mrs. George Wamsley, of McHenry.

Miss Cecilia Rosing, of Volo, spent her vacation with her sister, Mrs. Mike Hertel last week.

Mrs. Vedder Stone, of Wauconda, visited with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Maether last Sunday.

Mrs. A. Behm and children, of Milwaukee, are visiting relatives at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Diebold.

Miss Mary Fredericks who recently returned from a trip to the St. Louis exposition, left last Sunday evening for an extended trip to Niagara Fall and the east.

Next Wednesday evening, August 24, a basket and ice cream social will be held in the Woodman hall at Ivanhoe for the benefit of the St. Mary's Catholic church. All are most cordially invited. Ladies will please bring well filled baskets. A very pleasant time is anticipated. Music will be furnished by the Amann Bros. orchestra.

From the Lake County Independent ,
26 August 1904
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. C. A. Lusk is entertaining her neice, Miss Nelson, from Nebraska.

Miss Alice Fenerstein spent Sunday and Monday with relatives at Glen Ellyn.

Miss Eliza McBride has been very ill during the present week, but at time of writing is reported as improving.

Miss Emma Nichols started for her home in Iowa Wednesday after visiting at the homes of her aunts, Mesdames Holcomb and Bush.

Mrs. Geo. Stompe and little son Albert, returned to their home in Chicago Monday, after spending about two weeks with the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Weenink.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shaddle have returned to their home at Everly, Iowa, after a few days visit with relatives and friends here. They report everything in a prosperous condition in their locality.

Miss Luella Herschberger returned to her home in the city Monday, having resigned her position as assistant in the post office. During her stay here she has proven herself to be an able and willing assistant and her departure is regretted by all.
Ivanhoe Arthur Ritta is building a good addition to his barn.

Mr. and Mrs. Madison Newcomb, of DesMoines, Iowa, are the guests of their cousins, Misses Mary and Agnes Payne.

We regret to hear that our esteemed fellow townsman, Mr. Fosket and his estimable family contemplate removing from this place in the near future.
Marriage at Ivanhoe On Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 16, there occurred one of the largest as well as the pleasantest weddings celebrated in Ivanhoe, the contracting parties being Miss Alice Aline Payne, of Ivanhoe, and Paul Burton Hubbard, of Arkansas.
Shortly before the appointed hour the church was well filled with relatives and friends invited to witness the ceremony, the church having been previously artistically decorated by the young lady friends of the bride.
At precisely 2:30 p.m., Mrs. H. D. Wells played the wedding march and Mr. Hubbard and Miss Payne accompanied by Miss Lillian Payne, sister of the bride as bridesmaid, and Mr. Clark Hubbard, brother of the groom as bestman went up the aisle. Their path was strewn with flowers by by Gladys Payne and Emma Kuebker. At the alter they were met by Rev. Mr. Anderson, of Indianapolis, Ind., uncle of the groom who by a beautiful and immpressive ceremony united them in marraige. They passed out of the church by the other aisle preceded by the flower girls.
A reception was held at the home of Miss Agnes Payne to which only relatives and special friends were invited.
The bride and groom were the recipients of a great many costly and useful presents. After a dainty luncheon Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard left for the train but to their surprise were followed by a score of freinds who showered them liberally with rice, and amid the blending of smiles and tears and teh waving of handkerchiefs they left for a short trip, after which they will make Arkansas their future home, where they will be followed by the love and best wishes of a host of friends.
Fremont Center Miss Lizzie Ahart is spending a few days in Waukegan with her sister.

Miss Gertrude Soller and Miss Blanch Rabbitt, from Chicago, visited a couple days at John Wagners last week.

From the Lake County Independent ,
2 September 1904
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe H. C. Payne placed a fine new churn in his creamery Monday of this week.

Quite a number from here attended the reunion at Grayslake last Friday, and as usual Ivanhoe won the ball game.

Mr. and Mrs. James Boyer are entertaining a party of juvenile relatives from the city.

We regret to mention it again, but isn't it about time the hatchet was buried and we had peace in the community.

The fence enclosing the Ivanhoe cemetery is receiving a coat of paint which was much needed. Ben Porteous is doing the work.

Clayton Dean, who has been in Kansas during the last few months, came home last Friday. He returned via St. Louis and visited the Exposition.

The Fremont Center church held a basket social in the Woodman hall here last Wednesday evening, which was largely attended and all reported a good time. We understand a large amount was raised toward repairing their church by the sale of lunch baskets and other refreshments.

Albert Snyder of this place and Miss Tillie Batz were united in marriage last Thursday evening, Aug. 25, at the home of the bride's parents near Wauconda. Rev. Castens of the Fairfield Lutheran church performed the ceremony. We congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Snyder and wish them a happy and prosperous life.

A very pleasant feature of last Saturday evening was a surprise party on Misses Myrtle and Avis Payne. The evening was pleasantly spent with games, music and other amusements followed with ice cream and cake. Of course we all know that a party at Mr. and Mrs. Payne's means a good time for everyone present.
Fort Hill Mr. Richard Townsend is visiting relatives in Nebraska.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lobdell are spending a few weeks in California.

Miss Fannie Smith will attend school in Libertyville the coming year.

Henry Bater, of Waukegan, visited his daughter, Mrs. C. B. Combs the past week.

Miss Fredricks, of Fremont, has been engaged as teacher in the Fort Hill district.

Mrs. C. L. Thomson gave a birthday party Aug. 24, in honor of her two sons, Forrest and Harold, aged nine and two years respectively. A party of fifteen little schoolmates attended and enjoyed a pleasant time. A bountiful supper, ice cream and lemonade was served, to which all did ample justice.

From the Lake County Independent ,
9 September 1904
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Miss Ada Kuebker returned to Waukegan this week to attend school.

Our school opened Monday of this week with John Hodge as teacher.

Osro Hill has gone to Chicago where he has accepted a lucrative position.

F. M. Smith and daughter Pearl attended church in the city last Sunday.

Miss Lillian Payne has returned to Beloit to resume her duties as teacher in the high school there.

Mrs. Wm. Putnam, of Chicago, is visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Duddles.

Mrs. Jacoby is visiting with Chicago friends.

Herman Zersen has purchased a residence in Rockefeller and will move to that place in the near future.

H. W. Beach, who has been an Ivanhoe visitor for a few days, returned to Chicago last Saturday. He will again teach at Glenview this year.

Joe Wismer was busy last week filling the coal bins here, which forcibly reminds us that the summer is nearly ended and witner draweth on apace.

We hear that John Orgaard contemplates disposing of his interests here this fall and moving west. The many friends of Mr. Orgaard will regret to have him leave Ivanhoe.
Diamond Lake Most of the summer boarders have left for home.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Mitchell are visiting the World's Fair.

Scarlet fever is raging at the home of Will Cooper. Strict quarantine should be observed to keep the disease from speading to our school.
Fort Hill Barney Amann is attending the Fair at St. Louis.

Mrs. E. Benwell, of Morton Park, and Mrs. Alice Ford, of Chiago, visited over Sunday with A. Benwell and family.

After spending several days with Combs Bros. and attending the County Fair, Mr. Gustave Damert and daughters, Miss Martha and Emma, returned to their home in Chicago first of the week.

On Saturday afternoon Mrs. E. Standord and daughter entertained a number of their lady friends. A pleasant time was enjoyed. Those present were: Mesdames Huson, Paddock, Benwell, Ford and Combs.

From the Lake County Independent ,
16 September 1904
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Mr. and Mrs. Fosket are entertaining a niece from Elgin this week.

Mr. C. M. Fosket was an Elgin visitor last week.

Ernest Duddles, who has spent the summer in Iowa, has returned home.

Frank Vickery and Ray Hecketswiler went to Beloit this week to attend school.

The Ames school opened this week, with Miss Avis Payne, of this place, as teacher.

We hear that F. M. Smith contemplates disposting of his interests here and moving elsewhere.

Mr. John Rouse, Sr., of Rockefeller, was a pleasant caller on old friends here last week.
Fremont Center Miss Nellie Traut of Chiago, visited last Saturday and Sunday with her parents here.

Mr. Fred Converse and Mr. Bill Lusk were Libertyville callers last Saturday afternoon.

Mrs. Huguelet and son John returned home last Monday evening after spending a few weeks with friends here.

Mr. Henry Nordmeyer and brother Will left last week for North Dakota to look at land.

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hertel attended the marriage of the former's sister, Miss Celia Rosing to Mr. Henry Thiele, at Volo last Thursday.

From the Lake County Independent ,
23 September 1904
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. Herman Searzing and family will soon move in to the house vacated by Mr. Sharmen.

The Misses Stoddards entertained a lady friend over Sunday.

Mr. Bush, proprietor of Harden Hotel, who has gone out to the western states, is making an extended stay.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Knigge visited the former's sister, Mrs. Chas. Rudolph and family, at River View, last week.

Our meat market has changed hands, Mr. Dean Aynsley having possession with Ray Wells employed.

Mr. Sharmen and family are now cozily and comfortably settled in thier new home on West Maple street.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Knigge visited teh former's sister, Mrs. Chas. Rudolph and family, at River View last week.

Mr. Wm. Knigge received relatives from the city Saturday, who attended the funeral Sunday of the two-year-old daughter of Will Fedler and wife.

Mr. Kramer, of Hendee station, is busy at the basement of a new home on East Park avenue, and with his family wil take up abode here before winter.

Mr. John Wells' new residence will soon be looming up on his lots on East Maple street, as the foundation is nearly completed.

From the Lake County Independent ,
30 September 1904
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Bush's daughter and family, from Missouri, are guests here this week.

Louis Roder was taken with nervous prostration recently. Dr. Taylor is in attendance.

Albert Roder, who has been visiting brothers in Kansas is expected home to assist in the care of his father.

Harry Kramer, Clarence Knigge and Lovdall King have entered the choir for Sunday evening services at the chapel.
Ivanhoe Miss Emma Myers has a fine new piano.

Harry Fosket went to Evanston last week to attend school.

We hear that Mr. Hidorn has rented his farm to Mason Colby.

John Flary, who died at Grays Lake last week, was brought here for interment.

Mr. Frank Dorfler of this place contemplates a trip to Europe in the near future.

Martin Orgaard has gone to Virginia with a view of purchasing land if he likes the country.

We hear that Mrs. A. A. Payne and son, Raymond, are going to Wyoming soon to spend a year, in hopes to regain better health.

Mrs. E. A. Dean has returned home from Michigan, where she has been visiting a few weeks with her daughter, Mrs. Cora Averill.

James Vanplew, who has been spending the summer with his parents in this place, returned to his school duties at the Lewis Institute, Chicago.

Arthur Ritta had the misfortune to lose a valuable horse recently. The animal was returning from a trip to Waukegan, when near Lake Bluff, he suddenly staggered and fell, dying almost instantly.
Diamond Lake Mrs. F Tomes, who has been quite sick, is recovering.

A fourteen pound boy brightened the home of Mr. and Mrs. Francke last Friday.

Mrs. Luhrman and children, of Chicago, are visiting at her sister's, Mrs. Wm. Einsman.

Geo. Ost and son, and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Mitchell and daughter, have returned from St. Louis Exposition.

A Necktie social will be held at the Diamond Lake church, Thursday evening, Oct. 6, given by the Sunday school. A program will be given and after the auction a fine New England supper will be served. Come on boys, bid on a pretty necktie.
Fort Hill D. V. Wait, of Chicago, is at home for a short time.

Arthur Standord and sister attended the Fair at St. Louis the past week.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Benwell entertained cousins from Spring Grove and Buffalo, N.Y., last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Graves, of Kenwood, are visiting their daughters, Mesdames Moore and Huson.

Mrs. Warren Dart and daughter, of Stevenson county, Ill., and Mrs. Frank Cole, of Spring Grove, were pleasant callers at Mrs. C. E. Combs recently.

From the Lake County Independent ,
7 October 1904
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Frank Cronkhite from the city spent Sunday with his parents.

Mrs. L. Specht is spending a few days with relatives at River View and Chicago.

E. G. Payne has purchased the property at the corner of Lake street and Park Ave., owned by R. L. Travis.

Miss Luella Hager, from Barrington, will spend the winter here with her grand-mother, Mrs. Kublank.

Arthur Berghorn and friend Wesley Smith are attending the St. Louis Fair at present.
Ivanhoe Edward Boyse is engaged in building a new barn.

Dean Wells returned to school at Oberlin, Ohio, last week.

Clayton Dean is working in the Macaroni factory in Libertyville.

Miss Minnie Snyder is entertaining her cousin, Miss Orgaard of Clinton, Wis.

We hear that our teacher, Mr. Hodge, contemplates moving to Ivanhoe.

Miss Agnes Payne's melon patch was raided the other night and some of the finest melons taken, but as they were not quite ripe, we think the parties had their "pains" for their trouble.

Jake Orgaard met with quite a serious accident the other day; while trying to remove a piece of corn stalk from a horse's foot, the animal fell over on hime, severely spraining his knee. Under the care of Dr. Taylor, Mr. Orgaard is doing well and we hope he will soon be around again.

From the Lake County Independent ,
14 October 1904
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Miss Susie Payne is teaching the Fremont Center school.

Fred Beach has accepted his former position in the Maccaroni [sic] works at Libertyville.

Miss Myrtle Payne has accepted the position as assistant superintendent of the Grayslake school.

Miss Mary Payne started Thursday of this week for Los Angeles, Cal., where she intends to spend the winter.

Mrs. Christiana Payne, who has been visiting her grand-daughters, Mrs. Arthur Ritta and Miss Minnie Snyder, has returned to her home at Clinton, Wisconsin.

Mr. Frank Dorfler started last Tuesday for the fatherland, where he intends spending about a year, visiting. We wish him bon voyage and a pleasant time.

We have labored under the delusion that we had a very good and comfortable parsonage, but the other day our attention was called to the fact that it needs a furnace and some other necessaties that it should have. We suggest that a meeting be called at once and steps taken to install a furnace and electric lights, and probably water piped from some nearby deep well. We hope those most interested in the matter will take it up.
Fremont Center John Ahart Sr., was a Chicago visitor last Sunday.

George Tecampe is very sick with pneumonia at present writing.

Geo. M. Traut is on the sick list at present writing but we hope for his speedy recovery.

Miss Bertha Behm spent the last couple of weeks visiting friends and relatives in Waukegan.

Miss Rena Wagner and Mr. Albert Stahl of Long Grove spent last Sunday with friends and relatives here.

Miss Nell Traut of Chicago spent last Saturday and Sunday with her parents here.

Miss Ella Ahart and Mr. Orvis of Waukegan spent last Sunday with the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ahart.

From the Lake County Independent ,
21 October 1904
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Miss Daisy Vanplew is visiting with relatives at Gages Lake.

Rev. Hill and family have left Ivanhoe for their new field of work.

Herbert Chamberlain came out from the city Saturday evening and spent Sunday with his brother Julius.

Attorney MacGuffin of Libertyville was in our town the other day looking up real estate titles.

Miss Alice Smith with her friend, Miss Diver of Waukegan, were visiting here Sunday. Miss Diver favored us with a very good solo at the morning church service.

An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Godwin died last week. The funeral services were at the home and were conducted by the minister from Rockefeller, interment being at Libertyville cemetery.

School Notes

Those who were neither absent nor tardy during the first month are:
Lola Smith, Harold Wheeler, Mortie Foskett, Opal Smith, Bertie Chamberlain, Emma Chamberlain, Claud Smith, Charley Chamberlain, Robert Foskett, Lillian Snyder and Esther Snyder.
Fort Hill John and Katie Cleveland spend Sunday with Cleveland brothers.

Mrs. E. Standford enjoyed a two weeks visit from her daughter, Mrs. Harmon and family from Chicago.

George Statdford has a stylish rubber tired runabout, purchased at Racine, Wis.

From the Lake County Independent ,
28 October 1904
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Mrs. Frank Dolph is reported quite sick again.

Mr. Heidorn's family will move to Chicago this week.

Mrs. Gertie Putman of Chciago visited with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Duddles over Sunday.

Mrs. Nicholas Smith of Grayslake visited with her nephew, Mr. Beach and family and other friends Saturday and Sunday.

Mr. Radke's family have moved into the new house built in place of the one destroyed by fire last summer, on the Earl farm.

Now that the theological atmosphere has somewhat cleared, let us all make a special effort to attend the church services as our congregation has been rather small of late.
Diamond Lake The Diamond Lake Cemetary association meets with Mrs. R.A. Smith, Rockefeller, Thursday, November 3 at two o'clock. All members please come.
Fort Hill Miss Hattie Damert ans sisters, Miss Martha and Emma of Chicago, visited over Sunday with Mrs. C. E. Combs.

Mrs. Addie Smith of Grayslake entertained the Fort Hill Cemetery society last Thursday. Socially and financially it was a success. Visitors were Mrs. Sophis Kapple of Chicago, Mrs. Isabelle Rathburn of Plainfield, Ill., Mesdames Morse, Tucker, May, Lawson, Thomas of Grayslake, Miss Katie Cleveland and Mrs. C. B. Combs, Mr. Hart. Our thanks to Mrs. Kapple and Rathburn for one dollar each.
Fremont Center Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wagner were Long Grove callers alst Saturday and sunday.

Miss Margaret Schofield of Chicago spent last Saturday and Sunday with relatives here.

Miss Ella Ahart and Mr. Orvis of Waukegan spent last Sunday with the former parents here.

From the Lake County Independent ,
4 November 1904
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Herman Zersen and family has moved to Rockefeller.

Mrs. Bartlett, of Antioch, visited with her sister, Mrs. A. E. Smith Sunday.

Mrs. Collins, of Nunda, was the guest of her sister, Mrs. H. C. Payne last week.

Miss Rosa Simpson entertained her neice, Miss Simpson, of Nunda, over Sunday.

Mrs. James VanPlew, of Wheaton, is visiting with her sister, Mrs. Henry VanPlew.

Charles Fox, a former resident of this place, now living at San Jose, Calif., was calling on old friends here last week. Mr Fox is engaged in fruit raising, and showed some fine samples of dried fruit which were produced on his place this year.
Rockefeller Mrs. E. O. Wells is fast recovering from her recent illness.

A. J. King and family entertained relatives from Wauconda on Saturday last.

Mrs. John Whitney is rapidley regaining her health after several weeks of severe illness.

Miss Bessie McBride was entertained at the home of her uncle, Henry Litchfield at Libertyville several days recently.

Miss Florence Sharman returned home Wednesday from a three weeks' stay at the St. Louis Fair. A most enjoyable time is reported.

Mrs. Geo. Thatcher was taken ill very suddenly while in a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Lemker at Leithton. Although improving she is still unable to return home.

Mrs. G. F. Heideman, of Elmhurst, visited relatives here part of last week. On her return she was accompanied by her sister, Mrs. L. Specht, who remained over Sunday.


It becomes our sad duty to chroncile the death of one of the most beloved residents of the community in which she resided, whose untimely demise was a sad blow to her many friends as well as the immediate relatives.

Lydia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Galster and wife of Mr. Frank Behm was born Jan. 1, 1879, at Long Grove and died at Fremont Oct 26, 1904 at the age of 26 years.

She had suffered intensely for a week and to her death was a relief. At the age of only 18 years she was united in marriage to Frank Behm and to them were born three daughters. A true friend, a loving wife and mother, she was beloved by all who knew her. She was a member of the Catholic church, a sincere christian and devoted to her religion.

Funeral services were held Saturday and largely attended. The casket was hidden among the many floral tributes of friends and admireres. Interment was in Fremont Catholic cemetery.
Fort Hill Mrs. Sadie Mead and family of Grayslake spent a few days of last week with her parents, M. B. Huson.

A dinner was given M. B. Huson Sunday at his home, in honor of his fifty-second birthday. Those present were Mrs. Sadie Mead and family, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Huson, Mr. and Mrs. E. Cleveland, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Church, of Chicago. Mr. Huson was presented with a fine easy chair.

Mrs. F. K. Granger and uncle Simmon Parker of West McHenry spent Thursday at Comb's brothers.

Nordmeyer brothers are shredding corn in this vicinity.

From the Lake County Independent ,
11 November 1904
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Oscar Hauri and family have moved into Mis Emma Fisher's house here.

Mrs. Lizzie Taylor, of Warrenton, was the guest of her brother ans sister, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Boice last Friday.

We are pleased to note that Jake Orgaard has nearly recovered from the accident he met with a few weeks ago.

The goat owned by one of our citizens presented a very unusual appearance last Tuesday morning. Some person with a patriotic turn of mind perhaps, had decorated the animal with a coat of red, white and blue paint and the effect was certainly unique.

Election day passed off very quietly in this place.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Boice returned last Tuesday from a trip to Virginia. They express themselves well pleased with the country, although they have not purchased land there yet. The samples of corn, fruit and some varieties of the grasses of the country they brought back with them are certainly very fine and indicates a good soil and climate.
Rockefeller Mrs. Irving Payne entertained Mrs. Ralph Shoemaker and children part of last week.

Mrs. John Barbaras, of Diamond Lake, visited her niece, Mrs. John Knigge first of the week.

Mrs. E. G. Payne spent a part of the present week at Grayslake visiting her sister, Mrs. C. Smith.

Mrs. J. B. Ayres, of Ravenswood, is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Lathrop the present week.

Mrs. S. Kramer was very happily surprised one day this week by a call from a nephew from Minnesota one whom she has not seen for some time.

On Monday of this week Mrs. S. A. Kramer was called to Chicago to assist in the care of her grandson, Kenneth Kramer, who is very sick with pneumonia.

School Notes

The number of scholars in school is fifty-six. Thirty in the primary room and twenty-six in the grammar room.

Harry Kramer and Emma Volker who have been absent for nearly two weeks were welcomed back last Monday.

There are four books missing from the library, they are:
Lobo, Rag and Vixen, Story of a Bad Boy, Four American Patriots, and The Boy Emigrants. It is to the interest of the school to have these books returned.

Those neither absent nor tardy for the month of October ending November 4th are:
John Holcomb, Lovdall King, Nina Rouse, Harry King, Eva Rouse, Gertrude Hapke, Esther Hecketsweiler, Bessie McBride, Ida Bilinski, Ethel McBride, Dorthy Holcomb and Ashler Crittenden.
Diamond Lake School is progressing nicely with Miss Tidmarsh at the helm. Thirty-eight pupils enrolled.

Paul and Will Ray entertained a few of their friends Tuesday evening and heard the election results over the phone. All had a very pleasant time.

From the Lake County Independent ,
18 November 1904
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe We hear that a saloon is to be opened in this place.

Our former pastor, Mr. Hill and son Abbott, were pleasant visitors here over Sunday.

F. W. Kuebker and J.S. Snyder are in Chicago working for E.G. Payne in the evergreen business.

Mr. Brainerd has just passed his 85th birthday and seems quite well and smart for a person of that age.

Mrs. A. A. Payne and son Raymond, started this week for Cody, Wyo., where they intended to reside for the year to come.
Rockefeller School Notes

Eva Rouse, Emma Volker and Lovdall King attended the Christian Endeavor rally last Thursday evening at Waukegan.

We received a number of books containing plays some of which we expect to give in the near future.
Fort Hill Miss Alice Granger, of Chicago, is visiting relative in this vicinity.

Mrs. C. B. Combs is spending a few days with her parents in Waukegan.

The Fort Hill C.S. spent a pleasant day with Mrs. E. Cleveland and daughter, on Thursday last. Thirty-three took dinner. Those from a distance were Mrs. A. Church, Mrs. C. Tucker, Miss A. Granger of Chicago, Miss May Wilson of Zenda, Wis., Misdames Wait, Converse, Walton of Volo, Mrs. Morrill and daughter of Grayslake, Miss Cleveland of Heinesville, Mrs. J. B. Converse, Mrs. C. B. Combs, Miss Cora Huson, Miss Maud Walton of Fort Hill, Mrs. Voght and Mrs. Hanson of Long Lake, Henry Hart and A. B. Combs. Four dollars and five cents were added to the funds. Next meeting will be with our new member, Mrs. Albert Thomson of Grayslake, Dec. 8. Dinner. Everybody welcome.

From the Lake County Independent ,
25 November 1904
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Miss Mable Rudolph of River View is assisting her uncle Will Knigge in the store.

A social was given at the school house last Thursday evening to aid the new Catholic church at Libertyville, $18.00 being cleared.

The work on the Electric R.R. is in fine progress, the line coming in on East Park Ave., joining the Wisconsin Central south of the depot platform.

DeWalt Kramer is the guest of his parents while repairing the vacant building of Wm. Knigge.

The Misses Cora Thomas and Clara Knigge and Ray and John Rouse enjoyed seeing the play of Way Down East at Waukegan Tuesday evening.
Fort Hill Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Davis were Chicago visitors on Thanksgiving Day.

Mrs. Harmon and family, Arthur and Miss Mary Stanford, of Chicago, spent Thanksgiving at the Cloverdale Farm.

Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Huson gave a party Monday night in honor of their daughter Emma's eighteenth birthday. Dancing was the amusement of the evening. A pleasant time was enjoyed. Refreshments were served to forty-five.

From the Lake County Independent ,
2 December 1904
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Mrs. H. D. Wells and Mrs. Wismer are reported on the sick list.

Lee Ames of Virginia is visiting with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Delos Ames. Mr. Ames says he is well pleased with his southern home.

Some of our residents were called out last Sunday evening to fight a prairie fire north of this place which at one time threatened to destroy considerable property.

We were in error in stating in our last communication that a saloon was to be opened in this place, as we understand the party owning the building will not lease it for that purpose.

A young man residing in a distant town, after visiting one of our fair young ladies one evening recently. Started to return home and falling asleep on the way, his horse took the wrong road and finally brought him up at a farmer's house near this place. After making inquiries of the farmer "where he was at" and the most direct way home, the gentleman proceeded on his way, a wiser if not a sadder man.
Rockefeller Leave your laundry at the barber shop.

John Albrecht is again with us, having spent a season in Minnesota.

Messers. John, Harry and Robert Rouse' families and relatives had their annual Thanksgiving gathering at the home of Will Rouse at Diamond Lake.

Mrs. L. Specht, Mrs. Will Knigge and son Glen were city visitors Saturday, Mrs. Specht returning MOnday after spending a few days with relatives.

An accident occured at the railroad crossing on Maple St. to Mr. Dandelion of Fremont Center who was returning from Libertyville early Friday morning. A fast approaching freight was not noticed until the horse being about to cross was headed off by the engine, causing him to rear, turn and twist the buggie away from seat and top, which with the owner was left beside the road slightly injured; the horse being found in town with remains of a broken vehicle.

From the Lake County Independent ,
9 December 1904
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Citizens Resent Location of Proposed Grog Shop
Petition Turned Down

A man named Clute and who hails from Chicago has rented of Wm. Knigge, Sr., of Rockefeller, a store building located in the heart of that village and is installing therein fixtures and the usual appurtenances to a saloon. A petition has been circulated about the village praying the Board of Supervisors to grant to the said Clute a license to conduct a saloon, but from one who saw the paper, we learn that not over a half dozen signatures of "Rockefeller" people are appended thereto. As yet, the petition has not been circulated in other parts of the township and it would appear the idea of operating with a license has been abandoned. However preparations for opening the place continue, and the conclusion is that the proprietor either intends to run a blind pig or sell only under a government license. At least this is the theory of leading citizens of Rockefeller.

It is now proposed to call a mass meeting of the citizens, having as its purpose a protest of the supervisors should they feel inclined to grant a license to Clute or anyone else to open a saloon in the tiny village.

It would certainly seem the supervisors should refuse to grant a saloon license in Rockefeller if one is asked unless it is shown a majority of the people of that community want one. While signatures of residents of Diamond Lake or Libertyville serve to make up the necessary number, it is a travesty of justice that persons living in adjoining communities should aid in forcing upon a sister village a saloon, and it goes without saying that a great majority of people in Rockefeller are bitterly opposed to the opening of a liquor store in that village.
Front Page Ames-Doolittle Nuptials Thursday evening, December 1st, at eight o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Doolittle in Rockefeller occured the marriage of their daughter, Anna Laura to Lee B. Ames of Palmyra, Virginia.

The ceremony was performed by Rev. DePew and was witnessed by thirty immediate relatives and friends. After the ceremony and congratulations the bride and groom led the way to the dining room, where a bountiful repast was served.

The bride and groom were the recipients of many beautiful and useful presents in testimony of the high esteem in which they are held by their friends.

Saturday evening Misses Lillian Aynsley and Anna Cronkhite gave a linen shower for the bride at the home of the former. About twenty young people were present and spent a most enjoyable evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Ames will spend a short time visiting relatives and friends when they will go to Palmyra, Virginia where they will make their home. With them go the best wishes of many Lake County friends. May happiness and prosperity attend them.
Ivanhoe Wm. Simpson received a severe fall recently spraining his wrist very badly.

Thomas Boyer's daughter, Mrs. Zimmer, of Cleveland, Ohio, is visiting with her father this week.

Contractor Adam Titus has just finished a well for Augsut Wirtz finding an abundant flow of water at a depth of 150 feet.

We regret to report that Mrs. H. D. Wells is still very sick.
Rockefeller Miss Antoinett Reese is visiting at home.

Ira Doolittle of Waukegan was home to attend his sister's wedding.

H. Burdick attended the funeral of Mrs. D. Hunnington of Fairfield last Thursday.

Miss Nina Rouse entertained schoolmates and friends on her birthday Thursday evening of last week.

Otto King is the proud master of a donkey won by a chance ticket. And now, will we ever have know or sleighing this winter?

A linen shower was given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ames at the home of Miss Lillian Aynsley Saturday evening. A large crowd assembled, many handsome and useful pieces were presented and the evening was delightfully spent by all.

School Notes

Harry Kramer was absent ond day last week on account of illness.

Robert Gadke who was absent over a week on account of sore eyes is again in school
Diamond Lake Mr. C. Staat's new house is completed.

John Whitney, Sr. is reported very sick.

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Lusk a baby girl.

Geo. Mitchell and Fred Towner are serving a jurors this week at Waukegan.

From the Lake County Independent ,
16 December 1904
100 Years Ago

Fremont Farmer Meets Terrible Death. Unable to Release His Hold Bound by Halter Rope

A most peculiar and distressing accident resulted in the death of Mr. Fred Smith, a well known farmer living in Fremont township, between Gilmer and Wauconda, Friday of last week.

Smith had led a colt from the barn and carelessly wound the halter rope about his fingers lest the animal start suddenly and pull the rope from his hands. The colt probably jumped, throwing Smith to the ground, and started to run. The rope held, and the man was dragged about an hour or more before being discovered. His features were battered beyond recognition by the horse's heels and the body torn and broken.

August Baade, Smith's hired man, in his testimony before the coroner's jury best explained the accident. He said:
"I saw Mr. Smith about 10 o'clock Friday morning before I left the farm to take our milk to the factory. He was then all right and in good spirits. When I returned about 11:30 and noticed was not about I inquired to Mrs. Smith where he was. She did not know, but thought he had gone to the barn to do the chores. I went to a neighbor's, Mr. Batz, but he was not there and Mr. Batz came back to help me search for him. When we reached the barn we heard our dog barking in the field. We started over there and on the way found an overshoe of Mr. Smith's and then noticed the colt standing a little distance off. At the end of the halter rope and on the ground was Mr. Smith. As we came up the colt started up, dragging the body about the field. The dog followed and frightened him the more. It was a considerable time before I could catch the horse and then Mr. Batz untied the halter from Smith's hand. It was wound around his fingers two or three times. We could see that he had been dragged about a good deal, but of course I do not know how long he was in that plight. It was about twelve o'clock when we found him." It develops that the preceding Sunday Mr. Smith had a fainting spell and was unconscious two hours. Hence the theory of some he was overcome while leading the colt and then dragged about as described. Mr. Smith was about 40 years of age. He leaves a wife and five children, ranging in age from one to ten years.
Ivanhoe The Christmas tree committee is busily at work these days.

Mrs. Glass has gone to spend the winter with Mrs. Chamberlin and is much improved in health.

Rumor has it that Mr. Stevenson of Rockefeller has resigned his school work for a government position which is a lucrative one. All will miss him.

Miss Ava Payne has resigned her school on account of poor health. She has the sympathy of her many friends.

Sleighing has arrived in our little town which makes business lively. Our Christmas goods are fine; come and look at them and take some home with you. They are all right.

One of our prominent young men of Ivanhoe took unto himself a helpmate recently. It occurred at the home of the bride's grandmother at Gages Lake. The bride's dress was white silk and she carried white chrystemums. They were attended by Miss Gladys Whitmore and Mr. Otis Smith cousins of the bride and groom. The guests numbered about fifty, nearly all relatives of the bride and groom. The presents were many and beautiful showing the high esteem in which the young people are held. The ceremony was at three o'clock, after which a bountious repast was served. An amusing incident was the catching of the flowers thrown by the bride among the guests. They were caught by the cousin of the groom, Miss Pearl Smith of Ivanhoe, causing much merriemnt, the one catching them being next to enter the happy state. The bride and groom, Mr. and Mrs. George Hawkins, will be at their home in Ivanhoe. They are heartily welcomed by Ivanhoe society and have the congratulations of all.
Rockefeller Mr. and Mrs. L. Roder spent a few days of last week visiting relatives in the city.

Miss Lysle Houghton, of Libertyville, has been the guest of her sister, Mrs. T. King the past week.

The electric railroad is nearly complete. A few more days work on the branch line along the Wisconsin Central and our working party will leave us.

School Notes

Prof. Washacheck, of Murphysboro, Ill., presnet principal of the school began teaching Tuesday morning. Our resigned principal Mr. Stevenson leaving Monday to take up a better position as a mail clerk.

A meeting of the Teachers' Reading Circle will be held at Ivanhoe Saturday Jan. 7. The following will be the program:
Expansion of the American People: Chapter 11, Miss Myrtle Payne; Chap. 12, Miss. Simpson; Chap. 13, Mr. Ritzenthaler; Chap. 14, Miss Susis Payne; Chap. 15, Miss Gertie Lester; Vocal Solo, Miss Thomas.

From the Lake County Independent ,
23 December 1904
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe F. M. Smith is reported quite sick with lagrippe.

Born, Dec. 6, to Mr. and Mrs. John Orgaard, a son.

Born, Dec. 18, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Boyer, a daughter.

Mrs. Laura Fosket, of Palatine, visited her cousin, Mrs. H. D. Wells, who is very ill last Friday.

F. M. Beach and lady friend, of Crown Point, Ind., visited with the former's parents here last week.

Mrs. Cora Averill, of Newaygo, Mich., arrived here last Saturday on account of the illness of her sister, Mrs. Wells.

Our church parsonage still remains vacant with little or no prospect of its being occupied very soon. Verily we seem to be hard to suit.
Rockefeller Merry Xmas to all.

A snow white rat was captured by the barber and is now caged on exhibition in his shop.

Ed Hodge who has been with us for soemtime left last week to spend the winter at his home in New York.

Mr. Dunzing, of Chicago, was in town Monday and Tuesday on business and called on his relative Mr. R. Smith.

Santa Claus will be at the Chapel Saturday evening and our little folks are working hard to please him with their Xmas program.

Mr. and Mrs. F. Knigge were called to the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Knigge at Diamond Lake, their little son Gordon being quite sick. Mrs. Knigge will stay with them this week.

Among those from here who attended the Y.M.P.S. dance at Woodman Hall at Ivanhoe last Friday evening were Mr. and Mrs. Dean Aynsly, Mr. and Mrs. T. King, Mr. and Mrs. E. Wells and Mrs. Swan. An enjoyable evening was spent.
Fremont Center Fred Wagner is visiting with his sister at Fon du Lac, Wis.

Miss Martha Frederick visited with relatives in Chicago last Sunday.

After a lingering illness, Miss Anna Mather, aged 21 years, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Mather, near Wauconda. A large funeral was held at St. Mary's Church, of this place, Rev. Father Theile officiating. We all extend our sympathy to the bereaved family.
Diamond Lake Don't forget to attend the pigeon shoot Saturday, Dec. 24.

Mrs. H. Ost and children are back with her parents for the winter.

Mr. Staats has his new summer boarding house all completed.

Our village blacksmith is kept very busy nowadays on account of the slippery roads.

Chas. Bilinski & Sons are building another ice house at Diamond Lake. There must be money in the ice business.

Chas. Tattler and fmaily expect to leave for Washington about Jan. 1, where they expect to stay the coming summer.

From the Lake County Independent ,
30 December 1904
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Miss Mable Rudolph spent Sunday with her parents in River View.

Mrs. C. Gosswiller and little daughter visited relatives here Monday and Tuesday.

Otto King spend a few days with his brother Joel and family at Waupacca, Wis.
Ivanhoe Quite a number of our people are reported on the sick list.

James Boyer made a business trip to Chicago last week and brought home with him a fine large pair of horses.

The weather indications at present writing do not speak for a pleasant or large attendance at the Alumni banquet.
Fremont Center C. S. and C. L. Thomas are breaking some fine colts for their father.

D. P. Thomas, Claire and Percy spent Saturday with the former's sister, Mrs. Kern, of Libertyville.

Mr. and Mrs. Mat Lang, of Chicago, spend Christmas at the home of Mrs. Lang's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Fredericks, of this place. Mr. Lang returned to the city Monday and Mrs. Lang will remain the week.
Diamond Lake At six o'clock Monday evening, Dec. 19, Frederick A. Barrow recently of Manila and Miss Helen Maude Kinnear, of Chicago, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Ritzenthaler, of Diamond Lake, were united in marriage by Rev. W.S. Jacoby of the Moody church.