Local News - 1900

From the Lake County Independent,
5 January 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller On Tuesday of last week occurred the death of the three months old babe of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Bock. The little one was laid to rest in the family lot in Vernon cemetery Thursday, borne to the grave by four little girls. The little one had been a sufferer for several weeks and it would seem she had budded on earth only to blossom in Heaven. The family have our sympathy in their bereavment.

Miss Mary Norton is visiting her aunt at Batavia, Ill., this present week.

Mr. Geo Meyer expects to attend school in Chicago the remainder of the winter.

Mrs. Specht accompanied by Luella Herschberger went to Palatine Tuesday where Miss Luella will attend school

Mrs. Chas. Laudendorf has been on the sick list the past two weeks threatened with pneumonia.

Mrs. H. L. Burdick is somewhat improved from her recent illness and is slowly regaining strength.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
12 January 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. Luther Small, of Fairmont, Minnesota is visiting his brother, C. G. Small and family.

Mr. Wm. Dressen and bride, of Waupaca, Wis. who were on their bridal tour visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Dressen first of last week. Mr. Will Dressen is bookkeeper in the National Bank of Waupaca

Mrs. E. H. Harden and family have decided to leave Rockefeller and remove to Tracy, Ill. they are a family who will be greatly missed both in social and church circles and will leave many friends to regret their departure.

Mr. Geo Gridley and family will occupy Mrs. Harden's residence.
 
Fremont Center Mrs. J. S. Deinlion is visiting with her daughter in Chicago.

Mr. and Mrs. Kaiser and son visited with Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Traut last Sunday.

Mr. Mike Luby and Miss Annie Raasch were Libertyville callers last Sunday.

Miss Ella Bhear has been visiting her sister Mrs. George Hertie for the last few days.

Miss Martha Frederick returned to Waukegan after spending a week's vacation with her parents.

Mr. Albert Wagner had the misfortune to break his arm while helping Mr. Mike Obenauf to move

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hertel are rejoicing over the arrival of a fine baby boy. Both mother and son are doing well.
 
Ivanhoe Mr. Aaron Smith and Miss Theo Smith were pleasant callers at Mrs. J. B. Dykes last Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. A. Brixan, from Gurnee, visited his sister and family, Mrs. A. Wirtz last Wednesday.

Miss Alice Smith spent the most of her vacation in Indiana. She returned last week and resumed her duties as teacher in Waukegan.

Miss Jessie Becker returned to Wheaton College last week. She spent her vacation with her aunt and family, Mrs. Chas Beckwith

Mr. Ernest Beckwith's school presented him with a fine gift of a nice class bell, inlaid in gold and silver

Mr. Winslow Lewis, of Iowa, some of our readers will be pained to hear had another son killed on the train Dec. 16th in this state. Egbert Lewis was head brakeman on a freight train colliding with another train. He was riding on the engine at the time. He couldn't jump and was scalded to death. He lived but a few hours after the accident. It was an awful death. His brother Marion took his remains to iowa. He was to have been married on New Years day.

Miss Clara McConity and her sisters have returned to Ivanhoe since the death of their brother William McConity.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
19 January 1900
100 Years Ago
Diamond Lake Mrs. Brant, from Nebraska, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. G. A. Ost.

Mr. and Mrs. G. Kelepper visited H. Cooper and family last Sunday.

Miss Beck and a few of her scholars visited the Orphan's Home at Lake Bluff last Saturday.

On last Saturday night there was a surprise party on Mrs. Tattle, it being her birthday. A royal good time was enjoyed by playing cards and games. About 11 o'clock the guests were invited to the dining-room where a bountiful supper was spread for them. At a late hour all departed and wondered where the next would be.

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Christ Hockemeyer, a baby girl.

A large crowd attended the funeral of Mr. Ansley Sunday, he being one of the oldest settlers of Lake Co.
 
Ivanhoe The Ivanhoe Literary Society will hold its next meeting Thursday evening Jan. 25th. The casues for the postponement from Friday evening Jan. 19th will be explained at that meeting. As near as possible the following programme will be given:

Debate: "Resoved, That the Present Boer War is Justifiable on England's Part."

Affirmative - H. Beach, Otis Smith
Negative - T. Decker, Clifford Payne.

Other speakers have been called upon to prepare and will be asked to speak. The question will also be opened to general discussion.


Male Quartette - selection
Town Talk - Pearl Smith
Solo - Mrs. Wells
Recitation - Harry Decker
Declamation - Ernest Beckwith
Ladies Quartette - selection
Recitation - Ada Kuebker
Declamation - Mary Decker
Solo - Ernest Duddles
Male Quartette - selection

 
Rockefeller Miss Ida ladd has returned to her home at Wauconda after a few weeks stay in Rockefeller.

Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Wilcox have been entertaining a niece from Iowa the past week.

Miss Frances Cooper, of Liethton,is spending a few days with her sister, Mrs. Gossweiller.

The home of Dr. and Mrs. A. L. Travis was gladdened one day last week by the arrival of a baby boy.

At the close of his sermon last Sunday night Rev. Cole greatly surprised his audience by informing them he wished to resign his charge. Mr. and Mrs. Cole have labored faithfully among our people during their stay here and their departure will be regretted by many. Rev. Cole has accepted a call from a church at Jackson, Mich., but a short distance from his old home, where his aged father and other relatives still reside. It is at the request of his father that Mr. Cole has accepted this call.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
26 January 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller At the home of Mrs. Frank Shaddle last week Wednesday occurred the marriage of Miss Mary Delora Norton to Mr. Irving Payne. Rev. Cole performed the ceremony in the presence of a few immediate friends and relatives. The couple left for a wedding trip through Iowa the same evening and will be at home upon their return at 70 N. Park Ave., Chicago. Both are well known in this vicinity and their numerous friends and acquaintances will unite with us in wishing them a life of joy and prosperity.

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Karnes entertained an uncle from Chicago over Sunday.

Mrs. Cole and daughter left Rockefeller Wednesday for Chicago where they will visit a few days before going to Michigan.

At the church next Sunday morning will be the closing communion service of the present pastorate. In the evening Rev. J. A. Cole will preach his farewell sermon. All cordially invited to both these services.

Mrs. Chas. Laudendorf who has been very ill the past four weeks we are glad to report much better.
 
Diamond Lake On last Saturday night, Jan. 20th, there was a surprise party on H. P. Bartlett it being his sixty-six birthday. Progressive [?]inch was the event of the evening. Four prizes given. Mrs. C. Bilinski received first prize for lady's, a cake plate; Mrs. W. rouse the booby prize, a lemon; and C. Tattler gent's prize, cigars; Mr. Maxham booby prize, a lemon. About 11 o'clock the guests were invited to the dining room where a bountiful supper was spread for them. At a late hour all departed for home.

Mrs. Goodman, Of Animosa, Iowa, is reported very low at present writing.

Miss Sara Mitchel is able to be out again after her long seige of sickness.

John Ansley took some of his boarding horses to the city last Saturday.

H. Cooper has the contract to saw Einsman's, Ost's and Hockemeyer's wood.

Mr. Poulton our station manager at Leighton, lost his pocket-book last Saturday. Finder please return to his office at Leighton and receive award.

Mrs. Luerman and daughter, of Chicago, are visiting her sister, Mrs. W. Einsman for a few days.

Miss Ida Hockemeyer entertained a few of her friends last Friday evening. The evening was spent by playing progressive crokinole. Miss Ruth Ray was awarded first prize.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
2 February 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. Wm. Freddler sold his place to R. D. Cook, of Gilmer, this week. Mr. Feddler will occupy his farm near Lake Zurich March 1st.
 
Diamond Lake Miss Bertha Sauer is working at Tattler's hotel at present where a large crowd of Silver Lake ice cutters are boarding.

The Knickerbocker Ice co. are working full blast with 125 men.

Geo. Mitchell's big windmill was blown to the ground last Thursday morning making a total wreck of it. He intends to erect a steel mill this time.

Mr. H. N. Maxham was in Chicago to attend the cat show two days last week.

H. C. Ost was a Chicago visitor one day last week.

Mrs. H. Blows is entertaining her cousin, Mrs. Porter, from Waukegan.

A large crowd gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. Blows last Friday night. All reported having a fine time.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
9 February 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. F. T. Burdick, of Nehawka, Neb., is home on a visit with his parents after an absence of eight years.

Miss Frances Sedam visited her aunt, Mrs. Fred Goswiller Sunday and Monday.

Miss Francis Cooper left Thursday for a visit with Chicago friends, to be gone an indefinite time.

Mr. and Mrs. Irving Payne are now comfortably settled in their new home in Chicago. They left the first of the week taking with them the best wishes of their Rockefeller friends.

F. L Westerman is at present at his brother's in Greenwood, assisting in inventorying his brother's stock of general merchandise there.

Miss Gertrude Carle has been on the sick list the past week but at present writing is greatly improved.

Mrs. R. P. Wilcox met with a painful accident last Saturday evening, which resulted in a sprained ankel caused by falling from the steps to the hardware store.
 
Ivanhoe The sad death of Miss Mary Orgaard occured here last Wednesday. The funeral was held Saturday.

George Hawkins, Eddie Dietz and Bert Lusk are working at the Diamond Lake ice house.

Mr. Horace Wells was at home over Sunday.

Will Payne, of Chicago, spent Sunday here.

The Misses Cole are entertaining friends from the city.

Mr. J. Ingrish's auction attracted a large crowd and everything was sold for a good price.

Mr. Frank Dolph had a tedious ride in taking a cow and calf down below Chicago for Mrs. E. Harden last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Glass are both on the sick list. Thier daughter and her three little children are there a part of the time helping to care for them.

Last week was the coldest weather of the season. The thermometer ranged sixteen degrees below zero in some places.

Several of the children from the Swan school met Saturday afternoon at Mrs. Dyke's and had a good time in skating, but the storm in the evening prevented others from coming.
 
Diamond Lake One of Henry Kanes children is seriously ill.

Mr. Sabin, our former teacher, is very sick and been taken to Washington D.C. for his health.

Mrs. Mary Blows transacted business in Libertyville on Saturday last.

R. A. Smith and M. S. Colby attended the Conference at Libertyville.

Mesdames Einsman and Ost were at Libertyville Saturday on business.

Mrs. H.N. Maxham and Mrs. Darby attended the Quarterly Conference at Libertyville last Saturday.

A severe snow storm visited this section last Saturday night and the east and west roads are so badly filled in that travel is very difficult.

The ice company is working a large force of men and will soon have their house full of nice clear ice. We are told they have one hundred and seventeen men at work.

Hired men are scarce in this section as some of our farmers are compelled to do their work alone.

Look out for the crokinole party in the near future.

There will be an entertainment and social at the church on Friday evening Feb. 16. Ladies please bring refreshments.
Adults 25c, children 15c.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
16 February 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Rev. Fred Carle arrived Wednesday night from his home in Albany, Wis. Even the dog and cat at his son's store welcomed him most heartily.

Mr. and Mrs. Irving E. Payne arrived Wednesday afternoon for a short visit with relatives. Mr. Payne expects to go to work next week for his old employer on South Water Street, Chicago.

Bob Rouse is more than busy killing and selling beef. Ships to all points from River View to northern part of Wisconsin on the Central railroad. Bob is a hustler. Don't see why the Poor House Committee don't interview him about furnishing meat for the county house.

Captain Fred Stuckle's chicken house is running full blast.

Ed Payne says he is having good luck selling his Economy Tank Heaters. There are the Heater that do the work quicker and with less fuel than another heater. Examine before you buy - no sale if not satisfactory. Taken on trial. Ed. challenges any Tank-heater on the market to even equal it. They can't beat it.

What about those Brick Industires? Have they all fallen through the Chicago office?

We haven't heard anything about the new electric railroad over in the woods lately.

The Knickerbocker Ice Co. have shut down work at the Diamond Lake ice house. Some of the men have returned to their homes in Chicago, some have gone to Lake Villa to fill cars with ice to be shipped to Swift & Co., Chicago, and some have gone to Lake Zurich to work in the ice houses there while others are staying at home here and having a jolly time spending what little they did earn.

Mildred, the youngest daughter of Mrs. Hershberger died Tuesday afternoon about 3 o'clock. Mildred was but ten years of age, a sweet little girl loved by all. Her sudden demise has cast a gloom of sorrow over out little community. The funeral is to held Friday at 10 o'clock with interment at Palatine.

The local section of the Illinois Teachers' Reading Circle will hold its monthly meeting at Rockefeller, on Feb. 17th.

Program

Taylor's Study of the Child, pp. 93-124,
Miss Kate Decker, Mr. Geo. Harden.

Eggleston's History, pp. 97-158,
Miss Day, Mr. James Vanplew

March Program

Beginners of a Nation, pp. 158-219,
Miss Mary Decker, Mr. Fisher

Taylor's Study of the Child, pp. 124-158,
Miss Ray, Mr. Beach

Exercise in Geography,
Mr. Churchill
 
Ivanhoe Last Sunday was observed as Lincoln Day by our pastor, Mr. Cole.

John Meikle did business in Chicago last Sunday.

Mr. Coleman from Wisconsin spent Sunday with our pastor and family.

Mrs. John Simpson, of Nunda, spent last Sunday with Miss Rosa Simpson.

Mr. Kuebker and family expect to move into Mr. Harry Payne's house soon.

George Meyers, who attends the Metropolitan Business College in Chicago, was at home Saturday and Sunday.

The Ivanhoe Literary Society elected the following officers last Friday evening:
H. W. Beach, President
T. H. Decker, Vice President
Mrs. Carrie Davis, Treasurer
Miss Metta Cole, Secretary

 

 
From the Lake County Independent,
February 23, 1900
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Mrs. Helen Radke, of Chicago, is visiting with her sister, Mrs. Carrie Davis and with her many other Ivanhoe friends.

Mr. John Meikle was a Chicago visitor last Sunday.

Mr. Louis Radke was here over Saturday and Sunday.

Two new members were received into the church last Sunday.

Mr. Cole has been holding services Sunday afternoons at Rockefeller.

It was definitely decided last Sunday not to unite with the people of Rockefeller under one pastor.

Rev. Mr. Cole presided at the funeral of little Mildred Herschberger at Rockefeller Friday Feb. 16.

The party given by the Misses Cole was well attended considering the severity of the weather and all present spent a very enjoyable evening.

Mr. Clifford Payne has a fine collection of woods; specimens from the surrounding forests. Mr. Owen Van Plew is also starting a like collection.
 
Diamond Lake Born, to Mr. and Mrs. John Meyer on last Sunday, a girl.

Mrs. Clara Smith has been on the sick list.

Fred Theis is drawing lumber for a large barn.

The Diamond Lake creamery paid $1.25 for January.
 
Rockefeller Mrs. Popp is on the sick list.

Grandma Myrick died Sunday morning. Funeral was held Wednesday at 10:30 at the house. A full account follows:

Mrs. G. W. Myrick

Another of Lake County's pioneer residents has answered the bugle call and passed to her reward. Mrs. G. W. Myrick, of Rockefeller, died at her home in that village Sunday, Feb. 18th.

Deceased was the daughter of Joshua Adams and was born in Belfast, Maine, April 8, 1823. She with her parents moved to Unity, Wade Co., Maine when twelve years of age where she lived until her marriage to G. W. Myrick. That union was blessed with eight children, four boys and four girls: Mrs. Lyman Fargo, of Rockefeller; Mrs. John Gleason, of Libertyville; Mary Jane, who died in infancy; Mrs. N. S. Gordon, of Chicago; Herbert, of Denver; Charles, of Des Moines; Rosco, who died at the age of thirty-five; and Arthur, or Port Townsend, Washington.

Mr. and Mrs. Myrick came to Lake County in 1864, where they have resided continuously except about five years in Iowa.

They lived to celebrate their golden wedding, which occurred in 1893. They were married fifty-seven years.

Mrs. J. E. Herschberger desires to thank her friends and neighbors for their many kind expressions of sympathy during the illness and death of her little daughter Mildred, whose demise so suddenly and untimely, caused universal grief in our little community. Obituary will appear next week.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
2 March 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Artie Berghorn started Monday to attend school in Chicago.

Rev. Buck will preach here Sunday morning and evening. Let there be a good turn out.

Remember Carle's closing out sale Tuesday. Everything goes.

One of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kuebker's twin babies died at Ivanhoe Thursday morning. Funeral services at 10:30 at Ivanhoe church Saturday.

Mrs. Ed Harden, after a week's visit with Rockefeller friends, returned to her home in Chicago.

Miss Luella Herschberger accompanied by Mrs. Specht returned to Palatine Tuesday morning.

Miss Mary McArthur, of Waupaca, is visiting her sister, Mrs. W. L. Rich.

The milk train due here at 6 p.m. Wednesday from the south did not reach here until 4 a.m. Thursday. E. G. Payne was on the train.

Card of Thanks

I desire to thank my friends and neighbors for their many acts of kindness and expressed sympathy in my recent bereavement.
G. W. Myrick

Mr. James Sherman and Miss Hannah Jacobson were quietly married Sunday, Rev. Chapler performed the ceremony. The bride and groom are well and favorably know, and they have the best wished of their many friends that theirs may be a bon voyage through life.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Alice Smith was initiated into the Mystic Workers mysteries last Thursday evening.

Mr. James Meikle went to Chicago last Saturday.

Rev. Cole and son Harry spent last Thursday and Friday in the city.

Mr. Clem Smith received tax money at John Meikle's store last Saturday.

Rev. Cole and son Harry spent last Thursday and Friday in the city.

The Orgaard boys are slowly recovering from their illness.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
9 March 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Fred Burdick returned to his home in Nehawke, Neb., Thursday after a five weeks visit here.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Gorham, of Waukegan, visited Rockefeller friends Thursday.

Joe Wickersheim, of Long Grove, visited friends in Rockefeller Thursday.

Frank Thomas is settled in his new home.

Frank Shaddle has moved into the old Norton house.

C. A. Lusk has moved to town, occupying the house vacated by Fred Musser.

R. D. Cook has moved into his recently acquired residence in Rockefeller.

Geo. W. Harden is home this week on account of sickness of his wife.

Mrs. Karnes is on the sick list and school was closed two days this week in consequence.

Wm. Knigge received a large shipment of furniture this week. He has a fine stock for the spring trade.

Thos. McBride is getting ready for spring business in farm implements. Tom has already sold considerable machinery for spring delivery.

Geo. F. Carle will hold a third auction sale Saturday night. The sales afford excellent opportunities to secure bargains cheap. Come out!
 
Ivanhoe Mr. John Merriline and family moved into John Hieronimus' house last week.

Mr Harry Winfield and Miss Maggie Rendler were married last Friday evening. The happy couple started for Michigan Saturday morning.

The following program will be given by the Ivanhoe Literary Society on Friday evening March 9, 1900:

Music-Violin solo - Mr. Churchill
Recitation - Elsie Osgood
Recitation - Metta Cole
Declamation - Etta Grabbe
Solo - Mrs. James Davis
Tableaux - Mr. Churchill
Reading - Miss Eunie Ames
Writing - Kate G. Decker
Solo - Howard Beach


Debate
Resolved: That the average young man of today has greater opportunities to make life a success financially than his forefathers.

Affirmative - Ted Decker, Ernest Beckwith, George Brainard.
Negative - Howard Beach, Richard Duddles, George Hawkins
 
Ivanhoe A big snow storm stuck this place on Monday.

Two sleigh loads of pupils from the Libertyville school visited our school Friday.

Joe Dorfler is helping Mr. Meikle as clerk this week while he is in Waukegan.

Miss Mamie Decker is working for Mrs. Eugene Smith during her week of vacation.

Mr. Richard Duddles is working for Mr. Will Vickery while he is serving on the jury in Waukegan.

A fine new school clock has been purchased by Mr. Churchill, with the proceeds of the school entertainment.

Mr. Peter Payne and son Clifford were Waukegan visitors, on Thursday of last week.

Mr. James Van Plew, Jr., and Miss Annie Van Plew spent Friday and Saturday with friends in the city.

Miss Edith Beckwith spent a part of last week with Mrs. Peter Payne and others in Ivanhoe.

Our miller, Frank Dolph, grinds three days in the week.

It has been decided by the church congregation to hire Mr. Cole, our pastor, for another year.

Last Friday occurred the death of one of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kuebker's twin babies. The funeral was held Saturday at the Ivanhoe church.
 
Fort Hill Joe Giest has bought a horse.

Amann Bros. are pressing hay.

Fred Converse is still buying stock.

Ira Smith has quit doing public grinding.

M. B. Huson has a fine lot of sheep. One worthy of mention in the flock causes considerable amusement as Mr. Huson has him trained to spar. All he has to do is shake his fist at him and he is ready for war.

The Fort Hill creamery is getting an average of 5000 lbs a day. They have an extra good well now; it doesn't only furnish water for factory but anyone can have all the skim milk they want every day.

Mr. Arthur Standord, of Evanston, is fattening 146 head of cattle this winter on his farm at this place. Mr. Stanford bought his cattle last fall in the stock yards and raised all feed for same on his farm. The cattle have made a great improvemnt are about to be shipped.

Mr. Wm. Lusk is feeding a fine lot of twenty-six head, he also keeps twenty-three cows and is raising twenty-two calves, all thorough bred short horns and as fine a herd of cattle as is kept in northern Illinois. Mr. Luck raises his own stock also his own feed, husking nearly 5000 bushels corn last fall. He has sixty head of hogs feeding that are extra good ones, also a few colts and horses.

The social at Geo. Benwell's last Friday was a success, about 100 attended.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
16 March 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Shaddle visited the first of the week with their daughter at Palatine.

Mrs. Vick Sauer, of Long Grove, visited relatives here one day last week.

Mr. R. D. Cook and family entertained Rev. Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Wheaton, of Chicago, the first of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King had for thier guests this week, Mrs. Geo. Day also Miss Mable Brockson, of Waukegan.

Mr. and Mrs. Irving Payne spent Sunday with his parents. On their return to chicago they were accompanied by Mrs. E. G. Payne who will spend a week visiting them.

We understand that Mr. S. Kramer has purchased an acre of land from Mrs. Frank Shaddle on Maple Ave., and will erect a house upon same as soon the weather will permit.

Our paper hanger, Will Scrivens is quite busy at his trade. He has secured Lester Burdick, from Wauconda to assist him.

Carle's fourth auction sale takes place next Saturday afternoon and evening. Ladies are expecially requested to attend these sales. You've heard of the prodigious bargains and why not avail yourself of the opportunity.
 
Diamond Lake We are informed that twenty-two witnesses have been subpoened in the Krueger case for this week.

The Sunday school is arranging for an Easter service and the committee on program is Mrs. Anna Darby, Ruth Ray, Miss Beck, Clara Smith, May and Effie Butterfield.

An afternoon tea will be given on Thursday March 22, for the benefit of the minister at Mrs. John Kruckman's.

The basket social at Mr. Bartlett's given for the Orphan Home at Lake Forest, was well attended and over six dollars received for the Home. The Home appreciates its friends.

About sixty friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Wilcox surprised them last Friday evening and took complete possession of their house. After enjoying themselves with games and music they were summoned to the dining room to partake of the rich dainties which the ladies were careful to take with them. The remaining hours were spent in singing, music, games, etc. All present report having a good time.
 
Ivanhoe Messr. James VanPlew, St., and John Meikle are doing duty as jury men in Waukegan this week.

Misses Fanny and Floy Bryant returned home from Evanston, suffering from tonsilitis. Miss Fanny returned last Monday.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
23 March 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Myron Wells and Blaine Thomas have recently entered the third year class in the primary room.

Several teachers attended the teachers' meeting Saturday. The program committee hopes to get Supt. Griffeth, of Kenosha County, to lecture at the meeting April 21, 1900. A good meeting is anticipated. Let the teachers make a special effort.

J. B. Thomas is clerking for Thos. McBride.

Arthur Berghorn, Ira Doolittle, George Meyer and a cousin visited at their respective homes over Sunday.

The C.E. Society will hold a dime social at Mr. Doolittle's Friday evening, March 30, 1900. Further announcements later.
 
Ivanhoe Mr. H. Brixan visited his daughter, Mrs. Wirtz last Wednesday.

Mr. John Pearsh has been visiting at his cousin's, Mr. A. Wirtz last week.

Mr. James Meikle spent Saturday and Sunday in Chicago.

Miss Kate Decker visited at Mr. H. Grabbe's last week Saturday.

Miss Kate Decker went to Evanston Friday morning to stay during her week's vacation.

Several from here intend to attned the Krueger trial, held in Waukegan this week.

Lewis Huson walked over from Hainesville Thursday morning to visit his aunts, Mrs. Beckwith and Mrs. Dykes for a few days returning home for school Monday. He spent about eighteen months in Kansas with his cousin Ralph Cleveland and wife. He was a brave young boy to take the trip both ways alone.

Messrs. Davis and Joyce are again at work sawing wood in this vicinity.

Mr. John Deithorn was taking orders for wall paper in this vicinity the past week.

Our energetic paper hanger, Mr. Frank Smith, isdoing a rushing business in this vicinity.

Mr. E. Proctor shipped a car of cattle and hogs last week.

The Ladies Cemetery Association met with Mrs. Wm. Kuebker, Thursday of this week.

Mr. George Radke went to Woodstock last Thursday as a delegate to attend the Republican Convention for the eight Senatorial district held at that place.

Mr. Orville Smith returned Friday evening from Fulton, Ill., where he attended a meeting of the Mystic Workers of the World officials.

The social held last Friday evening at the parsonage was well attended, considering the severity of the weather. About four dollars were cleared. Those present reported a very enjoyable time.

Mr. Clifford Payne has recently purchased an new top-buggy with a window in the back.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
30 March 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. John Rouse is still very ill with the typhoid fever.

Mrs. Burdick is on the sick list again.

Miss Hattie Gridley is visiting at home this week.
 
Ivanhoe Mr. John Van Plew, of Beloit, is spending his vacation at home.

Mr. Anthony Putman and daughter, Mrs. J. L. Chamberlain, spent last week with relatives at Montrose.

Miss Fanny Bryant spent Sunday at home.

Miss Becker is visiting with Mr. Beckwith's folks.

Mr. Harry Winfield and wife are staying at Wenzel Dietz's.

Misses Marion and Susie Payne from Waukegan are spending their vacation at home.

Mrs. E. D. Dean spent last week with Waukegan friends.

Rev. Mr. Cole and Miss Lottie were Waukegan visitors last Wednesday.

Miss Annie VanPlew spent last week with Miss Pearl Wells at Rockefeller.

The Ladies' Cemetary Association will meet on Thursday evening with Mrs. Wm. Kuebker.

Mr. Orville Smith spent a part of last week as delagate to the Supreme Lodge of M. W. at Fulton, Ill. While away he visited his cousin A. P. Smith in Clinton, Iowa.
 
Ivanhoe Rev. Mr. Cole is the possessor of a driving horse and carriage. This is something our pastor has long been in need of.

Mr. Cole is making arrangements for a part of the family to move to Waukegan soon in order to give the children the benefit of the school.

Mr. Will Putnam had eleven bags of grist stolen from the platform of Frank Dolph's mill last Monday night.

Miss Bertha Behm, who has been ill for some time, is improving in health under the care of Dr. Taylor.

A Dramatic Entertainment will be given under the auspices of the Ivanhoe Literary Society of Friday evening April 6, 1900. The following plays will be given:

The Irish Linen Peddler
a comedy in two acts.

The cast follows:

Pat O'Doyle, a linen peddler....P. J. O'Neil
Mr. Flannagan.............................C. Thomas
Mr. Darling.................................R. W. Churchill
Miss Darling...............................Mamie Decker
Mrs. Wade...................................Kate Decker
Mollie..........................................Anna Dorfler

On Guard
a farce in one act

will be played by the following cast:

Teddy McFinnigan..................P. J. O'Neil
Col. Pepperell..........................R. W. Churchill
Tom Manby.............................O. C. Smith
Cholly Casher..........................G. Hawkins
Miss Lucy.................................Mamie Decker
Mollie........................................Annie Dorfler

 
Fremont Center Henry Tecampe is building a hen house.

John Grasser is moving his goods to his farm he bought of Ira Smith.

C. P. Thomas and Fred Titus visited at Waukegan Monday.

Mrs. Carrie Lange, of Chicago, is visiting at home a few days.

Miss Martha Fredericks is visiting friends and relatives during her vacation.

Frank Erhart returned from Waukegan recently where he has been doing duty as a juryman.

C. V. Thomas has the misfortune to run a fork in his foot last week which put him in bed a few day.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
6 April 1900
100 Years ago
Fremont Township In the town of Fremont there was a fight on between Chas. Enault and Delos Ames for assessor, Mr. Enault winning out by just one vote. The ticket elected was:
Frank Dolph, Town Clerk
Chas. Enault, Assessor
Henry Luebbe, Collector
Andrew Wagner, Commissioner of Highways
L. H. Bryant, School Trustee
 
Diamond Lake Mrs. Lena Mitchell and her daugher Luella are sick with the grippe.
 
Rockefeller Mrs. Dean Aynesley, of Diamond Lake spent several days visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Burdick this week.

Mrs. B. Mason and little daughter, of Waukegan, were entertained Sunday [&] Monday by her brother, Mr. R. P. Wilcox.

The household effects of Rev. J. A. Cole were removed from the parsonage Wednesday of this week. The building is now in readiness for the new pastor, who is expected about April 15.
 
Fremont Center The Fremont Creamery, formerly owned by J. E. Glynch was sold a few days ago, to E. H. Meyers one of the largest farmers in this vicinity. Mr. Meyers is the right man in the right place. It will be idle for a couple of weeks for repairs.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
13 April 1900
100 Years ago
Rockefeller Mr. Geo Carle expects to leave for Janesville, Wis., about the 25th of April, where he has purchased a stock of goods and will enter the general merchandise business. George has conducted a store and market here for nearly four years and has many friends who regret his departure.
 
Ivanhoe Last Sunday while at Rockefeller, Rev. Cole's horse dropped dead in the harness. Now who will be the next to show their generosity by presenting the pastor with a driving horse?
 
Diamond Lake Sometime ago a dry-goods peddler left his horse and wagon full of goods at H. Tonne's for a week's time. Since then several weeks have passed and nothing has been heard from the peddler.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
20 April 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller On Friday of last week Miss Gertrude Carle started for her new home in Wisconsin. Miss Carle was always interested and took an active part in church and society events and will be much missed. She leaves many warm friends in this locality.
 
Diamond Lake Rev. M. E. Dix preached to a large congregation here last Sunday. Mr. Dix is well liked in this vicinity.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Floy Bryant is home from Evanston.

Mr. Henry Coudrey leaves for Montana this week.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
27 April 1900
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Albert Snyder is working for Mr. Will Vickery.
 
Rockefeller At the school meeting Saturday night J. E. Holcomb was elected school director to succeed W.H. Knigge. Mr. Holcomb is a warm friend of the cause of education and it is the general opinion the choice has been a wise one and the office will be ably filled.

Mrs. James Wilson, nee Harden has returned to her home at Austin, after a few days visit with her parents and other relatives.
 
Diamond Lake Mrs. T. Duddles visited her sister Mrs. H. Bartlett lately.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
4 May 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. Bert Lusk has been very ill the past week with typhoid fever
 
Diamond Lake Mrs. C. Bilinski is very ill with typhoid fever. Dr. Chas. Galloway is in attendance.

Walter Reinhard, who works for Harry Rouse, slipped and fell from a loaded wagon Monday, which caused his team to start, one of the wheels passing over and breaking his ankle.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
11 May 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Porteious, Sunday, May 6th, a nine pound baby girl.

Mrs. J. J. Rouse is reported as having typhoid fever.

A booth was built for the public telephone in Knigge's store this week, which is a decided improvement. It is now possible to "talk" with some degree of privacy and one can also hear what is said over the line much better.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
18 May 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. Maurine Pauley, of Chicago, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas Bilinski.

Mrs. John Rouse, Jr., and daughter Nina, also Burt Lusk who have been victims of typhoid fever the past few weeks, are rapidly recovering.
 
Ivanhoe Mr. Albert Snyder has gone to Michigan, to visit relatives there.
 
Diamond Lake Mr. Hokemeyer, and aged and respected citizen of our village died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Towner last Wednesday morning and was buried from the church on Friday afternoon at the Diamond Lake cemetery.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
25 May 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. Reinhart was here the first of this week, from Iowa to visit his son Walter, who has been confined to the house for sometime by injuries received in a runaway on the H. Rouse premises.

Mrs. Grace Shaddle is entertaining her aunt, Mrs. Lumm, of Carey, Ill.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. Cora Clinton spent a few days last week with her sister, Mrs. Dolph.
 
Diamond Lake Our school closed last Friday after a successful years work. Miss Beck will return to her home at Waterloo, Iowa.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
1 June 1900
100 Years Ago
Diamond Lake Ellsworth Wilcox was in Libertyville on business last Wednesday.
 
Rockefeller Master Eddie Cook returned Monday from a few days' visit with his aunt, Mrs. James Wheaton.

Mrs. Chas. Nichols, of Palatine spent Saturday and Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Shaddle.

On Sunday last W.R. Morse and family had for their guests Mr. D. Hamilton and wife, of West Pullman. Mr. Hamilton is a nephew of Mrs. Morse.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
8 June 1900
100 Years Ago
Libertyville Be kind to the census man.
 
Rockefeller Mrs. E.G. Payne is spending a few days in Chicago at the home of her son Irving.
 
Ivanhoe Clifford Payne has gone to Jacksonville, Ill., to attend the graduating exercises of the class of which his brother Ivan is a member.
 
Diamond Lake Henry Ost and wife are visiting friends at St. Paul, Minn.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
15 June 1900
100 Years Ago
The Month of Weddings Gridley - Marshall
At the home of the bride's parents in Rockefeller on Tuesday was solemnized the marriage of Miss May Gridley to Mr. John Douglas Marshall, of Chicago. The bride, though living in Chicago enjoys a large acquaintance in this locality, where she is loved and admired because of a peculiarly sweet and charming personality. In Lake County the groom is a comparative stranger. Mr. and Mrs. Marshall will be a home at 60[1] Farwell Ave., Chicago after August 1st.

Price - McNeil
Mr. Geo Price, of Chicago, announced the marriage of his daughter, Melinda Blanch and M. Gorden McNeil which will occur Tuesday, June 20th. The bride is acquainted with many and related to several Lake County people.
 
Fremont Center Mrs. John Fredricks is visiting with her parents in Chicago at present.
 
Rockefeller Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thomas entertained his mother from Waukegan the first of this week.

Mrs. Fred Shaddle and little daughter, from Ford River, Mich., are here on a visit at her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Cronkhite.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Hattie Payne, whose home is in Ivanhoe and who has been assisting as clerk in a store at Grayslake is very sick with scarlet fever. Miss Alice Payne has gone to assist in caring for her during her illness.
 
Diamond Lake Another of Lake County's old settlers has passed to the better land, Mr. Lamson, who lived at Prairie View until last winter, having died last Thursday at Phoenix, Arizona and was buried Sunday at that place.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
22 June 1900
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Last Monday occured the funeral and buriel of Lee Wells, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wells. His sad and sudden death occured after a short illness of only two days. The bereaved family have the most heartfelt sympathy of their many friends.

Mr. Harry Abbott left for New York last Tuesday evening, having secured employment there for the summer; he intends to enter Princeton University when the fall term opens.

Mr. Theodore Decker has secured a situation for the summer at Lake Forest.

Mr. Horace Wells acoompanied by a friend spent Sunday at home.

Mr. Duddles and family are entertaining Mr. Wood and son from Iowa.

Mr. Turner, from Wauconda, is making a pleasant visit with Mr. and Mrs. Davison.

Miss Harriet Brainerd, having finished her year's work in the schoolroom, is at home for the summer vacation.

Next Sunday evening, Rev. Dutton, of Wauconda, will preach in this place, by exchange with Rev. Cole.

Rev. Burkholder occupied the pulpit here last Sabbath, by exchange with Rev. Cole, who preached in his place at Waukegan. Rev. Burkholder's sermons were much appreciated by all who heard them.
 
Rockefeller Miss Mary McArthur, of Waupaca, is visiting her sister, Mrs. W. L. Rich.

On Thursday of last week, F. B. Shaddle started for Ford River, Mich., to visit his brother, returning Tuesday of this week.

Mr. Lewis Keys spent Sunday among friends at Palatine.

Miss Cora Thomas is making Chicago relatives a visit.

Miss Mabel Brockson, of Waukegan, spent several days this week with Mrs. A. J. King.

Mrs. Herman Knigge and children, of Chicago, are visiting at the home of W. H. Knigge.

Frank Cronkhite is at home enjoying a well deserved vacation from Beloit College. Likewise Carroll Gridley, from Evanston.

Rev. Isaac Cookman, of Palatine, a former pastor at this place is here on a visit among friends and acquaintances. We expect to have him preach here Sunday night.

On Monday of this week Miss Hattie Gridley, in company with a lady friend from Evanston, started on a pleasure trip to Europe. They expect to visit many places of interest before returning.

Died, at the homeof his parents in Rockefeller, June 16th, Leigh Wells, aged nearly fifteen years. Funeral took place Monday, conducted by Rev. D. C. Dutton, of Wauconda. Interment was in Wauconda cemetery. To the bereaved ones we extend our sincere sympathy.

Frank Shaddle and family will remove to Iowa sometime next week.

It is rumored the Dean property now occupied by Mrs. Kublank and sons has been sold to a gentleman by the name of Reiss, of Fremont Center.

R. D. Cook and C. A. Lusk unloaded a car load of Deering machinery here Wednesday.
 
Diamond Lake Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ost, a girl.

Henry Smith and sister Clara attended the graduating exercises of the high school at Palatine on last Friday evening.

Mrs. L. Hodgkins and daughter Cora attended the graduating exercises at Palatine last Friday evening. Miss Martha Boleman who has aided us in some of our programs was one of the graduates. She will return to her home in Minnesota.

Henry Ost and wife have returned from their visiting trip to Minnesota and report the crops as not looking well there on account of lack of rain.

The lawn sociable at Geo. Ray's last Saturday evening was attended by a large crowd, but owing to the weather being so cool the ice cream was not enjoyed as if it has been a warm night. The people were entertained by a band from Chicago and the program consisted of speaking, songs, and music by the band. We all feel grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Ray for their kindness in giving the use of their home and lawn on this occasion and hope we may enjoy it again some time.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
29 June 1900
100 Years Ago
Gets Horse Stolen a Year Ago Readers of the INDEPENDENT will remember an account in these columns of the theft of a horse and buggy June 23, 1899, from Wm. Lemker at Diamond Lake. The rig was traced as far as Half Day where all track of it was lost.
One day last week Fred Lubkeman, of Diamond Lake was driving past Dutchman's Point and recognized a horse and buggy hitched there as Mr. Lemker's. Wednesday in company with Mr. Lemker he went to Dutchman's Point and they had little trouble in locating the stolen property which was in possession of a constable who explained that it had been left there a year ago under the church sheds and was discovered by the minister who turned it over to him. Failing to find an owner he bought it at a sale provided in such cases, for $10.
The constable had just expended $25 in repairs upon the buggy and Mr. Lemker told him he could keep it but he would take the horse and harness. This was satisfactory, and the horse is now in Mr. Lemker's possession.
 
Rockefeller Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Harden are spending the present week in Chicago at the home of his mother.

Mr. S. Kramer made Chicago relatives a short visit first of the week.

Miss Cora Thomas returned Saturday from a week's visit in Chicago.

W. L. Rich and family entertained his sister from Wisconsin recently.

Mrs. J. E. Herschberger went to Palatine Thursday to visit relatives and friends.

Mrs. D. F. Kruger and children, of Prairie View, spent two days of last week visiting Wm. Berghorn and family.

J. H. Cronkhite and family attended the wedding of Miss Ida Brown, daughter of ex-sheriff Brown, at Waukegan Wednesday.

E. G. Payne returned Thursday from Somers, Wis., where he sold two Indiana Reversible road graders. Ed generally gets them when he goes after 'em.
 
Diamond Lake Misses Ruth Ray and Stella Maxham went to Waukegan to hear the graduation exercises. Miss Tillie Rouse being one of the graduates.

Opening at Diamond Park

The opening dance at Diamond Park, Diamond Lake, Saturday night was well attended. Mr. Tattler was disappointed because of the failure of two Chicago musicians to arrive, but nevertheless the dancers seemed to enjoy the new pavillion none the less, and all pronounced the floor "excellent." For next Saturday night Manager Tattler has engaged Chicago musicians whom he is confident will not dissappoint him, and no doubt a good crowd will be on hand.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
6 July 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. John Newton and family, of Chicago, also Amos Turner, of Belvidere spent the week at the home of their aunt, Mrs. Frank Thomas.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Alice Payne, who has been caring for her sister Hattie at Grayslake, during her illnesss from scarlet fever, is again at home.

Mrs. J. B. Farnswoth, of Monstrose, recently spent a week with her father and sister, Mr. Putnam and Mrs. J. L. Chamberlain.

Last Saturday evening occured the marriage of Mr. Xavier Wismer. Hearty congratulations and best wishes are extended.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
13 July 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. E. G. Payne entertained her neice, Mrs. Grace May, of Grayslake, the first of the week.

Elmer Roder, of Chicago, is spending his vacation with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Knigge.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Alice Smith is spending a week with her cousin, Mrs. Zeigler, at Antioch.
 
Diamond Lake A good ball game will be played Sunday on Lempker's grounds between Diamond Lake and Ivanhoe nines.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
20 July 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Frank Kahl, of Chicago, is spending a short vacation at the home of his uncle, Fred Stuckle.
 
Ivanhoe Mr. Peter Jacoby left here for Connecticutt last Tuesday, to visit friends and relatives there.
 
Diamond Lake M. S. Colby visited friends and relatives in Logansport and Anderson, Ind., lately.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
27 July 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. and Mrs. Peter Litchfield are entertaining a nephew from Chicago the present week.

Mr. and Mrs. D. Marshall, of Chicago, were visitors Sunday at the home of the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Gridley.

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Karnes moved from this place Monday. After a short stay with relatives at Pleasnat Prairie, Wis., they will make their abode at Kenosha.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Lottie harden, formerly of Rockefeller, spent Sunday with Mrs. Villa Wells.
 
Diamond Lake Clara Smith and Ida Kruckman went to Kenosha Wednesday of last week to attend the funeral of their cousin Alma Beinamann who was drowned in the harbor Sunday afternoon, July 15th, as was also her companion, a gentleman friend named Wm. Burel. It is presumed the young people strolled to the harbor and probably endeavoring to board a boat moored at the dock, beside which anxious friends found their hats and later the two bodies clasped in lingering embrace. Alma was sixteen years of age and leaves seven sisters and six brothers to mourn their loss. She had but recently visited in this vicinity with her uncle John Kruckman and aunt Mrs. Henry Smith, returning to Kenosha the Monday previous to her death.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
3 August 1900
100 Years Ago
Diamond Lake M. S. Colby visited relatives in Chicago recently.
 
Ivanhoe Leslie Beckwith is just getting over a severe attack of measles.

William Herbison, a former resident of this place, now living at DeKalb, Ill., made a pleasant visit with friends in this vicinity.
 
Rockefeller Mrs. Will Feddler, of Lake Zurich, called on relatives here this week.

Mrs. Mary Marshall, of Chicago, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Gridley.

Mrs. Kublank has been entertaining her daughters Mrs. Hapke and Mrs. Meyers, from Chicago the past week.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
10 August 1900
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Mr. Asa Joice is clerking in Mr. Meikle's store during Mr. Meikle's visit to Canada.

Mrs. Dibble, our former pastor's wife is making a pleasant visit with Mrs. H. D. Wells and family. Rev. Mr. Dibble is also expected in a few days.
 
Rockefeller Mrs. A. J. King entertained her mother, Mrs. Houghton, from Wauconda, the first of the week.

Mrs. Sarah Herdison returned to her home at DeKalb Tuesday after a short visit at the home of her uncle, Mr. John McBride.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
17 August 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Youngster Lands Big Fish

Rockefeller

Miss mary Litchfield is entertaining her cousin, Miss Lange, from Chicago this present week.

Mr. F. L. Westerman entertained his brother from Greenwood part of the past week. Westerman brothers, accompanied by R. F. Rouse spent Sunday in Michigan, returning Monday morning.
 
Ivanhoe Mrs. Aaron Smith and her sister, Mrs. Wm. Bartlett, from Antioch, are visiting relatives in New York for a few weeks.

We are very sorry to know that our pastor, Mr. Cole is in poor health. His physician has told him he ought not to preach another sermon for a long time. Mr. Cole had a bad spell last week.

Last Monday afternnon, Mr. George Deitz's horse which was tied in front of the store, broke its hitching strap and started toward home. After running for a considerable distance, it stumbled and fell, thoroughly demolishing the harness, but as far as we have learned, happily sustaining no serious injuries itself.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
24 August 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Little Edwin Mann, of Chicago, spent several days of this week with his aunt, Mrs. Fred Gosswiller.

Mrs. Lyman Fargo and Lotta start this week to join Mr. Fargo at their new home at Duluth, Minn. Mr. Fargo and family have long been residents of this village and they leave many warm friends who regret their departure.
 
Rockefeller An Excellent School

A neat pamphlet will be issued in a few days by the Independent for the Rockefeller school. In includes announcements for the year's outline of the course of study. The school board, which is composed of J. E. Holcomb, president; J. J. Rouse, Clerk and Wm. Skinner, is determined the excellence of their institution of learning shall be known, hece have prepared the pamphlet in question.
Speaking of the teachers, Prof. John Hodge, Principal and Miss Elsie Gridley, Assistant, the board has to say: "The names of these instructors are of themselves sufficient guaranty of the standard and sincere purposes of the school. Prof. Hodge is known throughout this vicinity and by five years of services in educational work has made for himself an honorable and extended reputation. The asistant teacher, Miss Gridley, although of limited experience in school work, is a graduate of one of the leading universities of the west, and has demonstrated by tact and ability her qualification for the position."
 
Ivanhoe While visiting with Miss Theo Smith one day last week, Miss Sarah Joyce had the misfortune to injure her right wrist, breaking one bone and otherwise injuring the joint. The wounded member is healing nicely under the care of Dr. Taylor.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
31 August 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. G. E. Harden has a brother visiting him from Minnesota, whom he has not seen for several years.

Obituary
Miss Lila Eddy died of heart disease Thursday night, Aug. 23d at the home of James Wilson in Austin where she had been visiting the past eleven weeks.
She was born in Chicago Jan. 9, 1857 and spent the greater part of her early years in Lake County where a large circle of friends will grieve to hear of her sudden death.
Miss Eddy was a woman of strong personality, a faithful and sincere friend, one who was always ready to aid in trouble and whose bright, cheerful presence has dispelled the gloom and weariness of many sick rooms.
The burial was at Randolph, Vt., where her father and mother are also buried.
 
Ivanhoe Mr. Peter Payne and family, having sold their residence to Mr. Adam Titus, will move to Iowa City, Iowa, this fall.

The short illness and sudden death of Mr. Peter Jacoby, while visiting relatives and friends in the state of New York, was a sad surprise and shock to his relatives and friends in this community. The funeral and interment took place here last Saturday. The sincerest sympathy of all is extended to the bereaved family.
 
Diamond Lake R. A. Smith and Fr. Gratten, who was a soldier in the Civil War, went to Chicago to attend the G.A.R. Encampment on Tuesday.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
7 September 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller School commenced last Monday with a fairly good attendance in both rooms.

There will be no school on Thursday and Friday of next week on account of the Lake County fair at Libertyville.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Lena Williams is visiting her brother, Oscar, who works for A. Wirtz, for a couple of weeks.

We regret that Mr. and Mrs. Peter Payne will return to their farm in Iowa. They will be missed in Ivanhoe very much.

Mrs. Chas. Phillips is spending a few days with her daughter, Mrs. E. Proctor.

Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler, of Milwaukee, have been visiting with Mr. Beckwith's family. Mrs. Cora Clark Wheeler is a cousin of Mrs. Beckwith.

Watson Markley, an old soldier from Kansas, of the 96th Ill., called on old friends here Tuesday. He is the same Watson; thirty-three years have used him well. Mother Huntington accompanied him here. She is a very active, smart old lady; she has reached the age of ninety years. May she reach the century mark.

Wm. Bottom, of Kansas, a soldier in the 96th Ill., is now calling on old acquintances in this vicinity.

Our church has met with a severe loss in the death of Mr. Peter Jacoby, as he was one of our most devoted Christians. The Heavenly Father has called his spirit home to glory.
 
Diamond Lake Mrs. Hall and daughter, Mrs. Brown, are visiting at Robt Lill's. Mrs. Hall is Mrs. Lill's mother.

Mrs. Ernest Blows and baby are visiting at Henry Blows.

Miss Glady Goodman, of Iowa, is visiting friends in this vicinity.

Miss Vernice Mason is visiting her friend, Lillis Colby.

Mrs. Dan Ritzenthaler is sick with an attack of typhoid fever.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
14 September 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Burglars at Rockefeller

Early Thursday morning of last week a muffeled report awakened Frank Cronkhite, of Rockefeller. the sound was a peculiar and unusual one for so early an hour, it being about two o'clock a.m.

Frank dressed hurriedly and started to investigate. As he emerged from the house he saw a man standing in front of his father's office near the mill. The man was evidentally "on guard" and Frank rushed to Mr. Fred Holcomb's for assistance. By the time he got back the robbers had fled.

An examination of the interior of the office revealed everything to be in disorder and the large safe was a wreck. Dynamite had been used to blow it open, and the heavy door was completely torn from its fastenings.

However the inside door was intact, the intruders not having had time to explode a second charge before being apprehended.

The safe contained about $75. No trace of the men has as yet been secured
 
Called Home Peter Jacoby was born in Germany in 1831. He came to the United States when a young man and settled in the state of New York, where he remained for a number of years. In 1857 he came to Lake County, where he resided until he enlisted in the civil war, in 1861. After serving his country for three years he was honorably discharged and returned home and was shortly afterwards married to Celistia Gibbs, who died in 1868.

In April 1871 her married Mary Swan Dolph, who survives him.

During a visit east several weeks ago, and was there stricken with his last sickness. He died after thirteen days illness at Johnstown, N.Y. His remains were brought back to Ivanhoe for internment in the Ivanhoe cemetery.

In the absence of Rev. Cole the services were conducted by Rev. Stromire, of Rockefeller.

Deceased was an ardent christian, a faithful church worker and an honorable citizen, enjoying the universal respect of the entire community in which he was known.
 
Rockefeller G. W. Myrick is back from Maine, where he spent the summer midst the surroundings of his boyhood days. He stopped off at Niagra Falls on his way home and enjoyed the grand sights. He also spent a week at the G.A.R. emcampment, where he met many old soldiers he knew during the war. Mr. Myrick is one the "youngest old men" in the county, and in spite of his advanced age enjoys perfect health, is rugged and healthy.
 
Ivanhoe We are sorry to hear of the death of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Porteous' oldest child, who died last Sunday.

Mrs. Farnsworth, of Nebraska, and Mrs. Gillam, of Minnesota, are visiting with their sister, Mrs. Geo. Brainard.

Miss Susie Payne is going to remain in Ivanhoe this winter.

Misses Mary and Marion Payne have moved to Waukegan, where Miss Marion is attending High School.

Miss Lottie Cole has gone to Chicago, where she has secured a position in a millinery establishment.

After a short visit with Ivanhoe friends and relatives, Messrs. W. H. Abbott and M. C. Decker will leave for Princeton, where they are attending school.

Miss Rena Decker commenced teaching last week at Grange Hall.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
21 September 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Death of Mrs. A. D. Loomis

On Monday evening, Sept 10th, 1900, after bidding loved ones a fond good night, Mrs. A. D. Loomis closed her eyes forever upon the dark things of this world to wake in the joyous beyond.

She had been a patient sufferer for some time, although her condition was not considered serious until but a few hours before death claimed her. The funeral took place Wednesday from the M.E. church, Rev. D. C. Dutton officiating with internment in the Wauconda cemetery. Mrs. Loomis was born at Smyrna, Chenango county, N.Y., July 1st, 1858, being 42 years, 2 months, 11 days old.

In November, 1875, Adalina Fidelia Hitchcock was united in marriage with Adrian D. Loomis. Seven children was born to them, six of whom are living, four sons and two daughters, the youngest but five weeks old. Beside the lonely husband and children, the only relative here in the west is a brother, who feels his loss deeply.

All the early part of her life was spent in New York State. About twelve years ago they moved west and settled at Gilmer. While there she and her husband united with the M.E. Church at Fairfield, and in that faith she died.
 
Rockefeller Miss Mary McArthur has returned to her home at Waupaca, Wis., after spending the summer months with her sister, Mrs. W. L. Rich.

Mrs. J. Briggs, of Elgin, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. W. L. Berghorn, the present week.

Miss Ony Turner, of Belvidere, spent several days last week at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Frank Turner.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Gridley entertained their daughter, Mrs. May Marshall, of Rogers Park, several days last week.

On Monday of this week Frank and Anna Cronkhite started for Beloit College to enter upon school duties for another year.

Mrs. R. D. Cook and children have returned home from a three months visit with relatives in Dakota. They report a pleasant trip.

G. W. Myrich will make his home with his son Arthur at Port Townsend, Washington. Mr. Myrich has but just returned from an extended eastern trip and now leaves Rockefeller for the west.
 
Diamond Lake Mr. F. A. Brown got two blue ribbons at the fair on his mare and English Hackney colt.

The Fair is over and we are all sobered up and dead broke. Mr. Fred Towner took first premium on his French Coach colt.

Mr. Hank Smith received second premium on his French Coach colts. Diamond Lake must have its share of fine horses.

School opened on Monday with Mr. Theodore Decker on deck.

Mr. Wm. Lemker has rented Mr. Henry Helfer's farm and will let his place at the Lake to the best young man who gets a housekeeper first.

Messers. H. C. and George Ost mad a business trip to the city on Monday.

Messers Blows and Bartlett are the first to finish cutting corn. The crop will be generally cut by Saturday.

Mr. George Ost has the finest stock of school supplies ever displayed at the Lake. So woe to the lad who goes to school without a pencil.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
28 September 1900
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Geo. Brainard, Jr., expects to attend school in Evanston the coming year.

Miss Alice Skinner is attending school in Waukegan.

Miss Florence Bryant will attend High School in Libertyville this year.

We understand that Miss Lottie Cole has secured a position in Bellville, Wis.

Mr. Brush, an old gentleman from Vermont, is visiting with Mrs. Dean at present writing.

Orville Smith has been on the sick list the past few days, but we are glad to report him better at present.

D. R. Ames,of Ivanhoe, accompanied by his daughter, crossed the lake recently to visit friends at Muskegon and Grand Rapids.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
5 October 1900
100 Years Ago
Ivanhoe Mr. and Mrs. Meikle, of Canada, are visiting with their son at present.

James Meikle had the misfortune to sprain his ankle, while working in one of the mines in British Columbia.

Byron Smith and family are making theri farewell visit to Ivanhoe friends and relatives, as we understand they expect to go to Oklahoma to make their future home.
 
Diamond Lake John Ainsley has a new 40 foot steel tower and wind mill. It is an Aeromoter, with a tank attached.

R. P. Wilcox is having a new well dug on his farm south of town. C.Ray has the contract.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
12 October 1900
100 Years Ago
Diamond Lake Mill Maxham visited his parents over Sunday.

Chas. Garland visited his mother at Wauconda over Sunday.

Miss Stella Maxham is visiting friends at Warrenhurst this week.

Miss Jennie Solner, of Chicago, is visiting a few days at H. C. Ost's.

O. G. Poulton has rented the Goodman house and expects to move soon.

D. Aynesley has rented Wm. Lemker's place and will move in the near future.

Emil Risto has rented the Marens Andrews property at Diamond Lake. He takes possession December 1.

Master Albert Foster caught the largest silver bass ever taken out of Diamond Lake. It weighed 1? pounds.
 
Rockefeller We have secured a competent correspondent at Rockefeller and hereafter hope to have that community represented each week in our columns. Editor
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
19 October 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Lester Burdick, of Wauconda, visited here Saturday and Sunday.

A number of our townspeople attended the social at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ainsley last Friday evening.

A genuine old time husking bee was given last Thursday evening by Mr. and Mrs. Irving Payne, for the benefit of the local Christian Endeavor Society. The evening was spent in "shucking corn," laughter, and games. A delicious supper was served and everything done to make the occasion a pleasant one. At a reasonable hour all departed for their homes lighted by the moon's silver light, well pleased with the occasion.

Mrs. Herschberger and daughters, Misses Cora and Lucilla have removed to Oak Park, having rented the Central Hotel which they have conducted for some time. The best wishes of their many friends go with them.

Next Sabbath morning Rev. Stromire will complete his series of discourses on "Types of the Holy Spirit."

Mr. Will Knigge now has a full line of fresh groceries besides a complete furniture department and Mr. Westerman is busy making preparations for fall and winter goods.

Mr. McBride, our hardware dealer, and local agent for the Mc Cormick Harvester Co., reports a very successfulyear for the harvesting machinery. Mr. Knigge who is agent for the Champion co., did fairly well and Cook & Lusk sold a number of machines for the Deering company.

The people of Rockefeller are not going to put their light under a bushel but intend to place it where it will do the most good. The post office is now lighted by acyetlene gas and some of our townsmen intend to light their homes and chapel the same way.

A genuine old time husking bee was given last Thursday evening by Mr. and Mrs. Irving Payne, for the benefit of the local Christian Endeavor Society. the evening was spent in "shucking corn," laughter and games. A delicious supper was served and everything done to make the occasion a pleasant one. At a reasonable hour all departed for their homes lighted by the moon's silver light, well pleased with the ocassion.
 
Rockefeller School Notes

The first week in November Rev. Dutton, of Wauconda, will give a lecture in the school-house.

Thoses who were neither absent nor tardy during the first month were:
Leroy Proctor, John Rouse, Frank Vickory, Cora Thomas, Emma volker, Ralph Rouse, Eva Rouse, Leroy Knigge, Harry Rouse, John Holcomb.
 
Ivanhoe Miss Fanny Bryant has returned home on account of illness.

Mr. Frank Deitz has been ill for a number of days. We understand he is on the gain.

Mr. John Meikle has been very sick the last few days with muscular rheumatism. We are glad to report him better.

Miss Mary Payne, also Miss Marion spent last Sunday at home.

Mr. Simpson and Mrs. A.A. Payne were Waukegan visitors last Saturday.

Mrs. James Davis and Miss Floy Bryant visited Lake Forest one day last week.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
26 October 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Herman Kublank has returned from Oak Park.

Mr. Frank Thomas was a Wauconda caller last Monday.

Mrs. J. E. Holcomb visited in Chicago Sunday and Monday.

Frank B. Thomas and wife spent the latter part of last week in Waukegan.

Frank Moore, of South Haven, Mich., is visiting his cousin, Mrs. F. L. Westerman.

Miss Anna Saudo has returned from Green Bay, Wis., where she visited her parents.

Mrs. R. C. Cameron and Miss Sadie Lovedall, of Chicago, were the guests of Mrs. J. E. Holcomb last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. Knigge and Mrs. S. A. Cramer spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Kramer, in Chicago.

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. T. H. McBride, a son. We extend congratulations.

Chas. Shaddle expects to move to Palatine soon. We are sorry to lose such good neighbors as Mr. and Mrs. Shaddle.
 
Diamond Lake School Notes
The scholars who ranked first in their classes are:
Elmer Goswiller in the sixth and seventh years;
Hazel Darby in the forth year;
James Towner in the second year;
Leroy Ost in the first year.

Those who are entitled to a place on the Roll of honor, having been neither absent nor tardy in the first month of school are:
Lloyd Ray, Bob Rouse, Leroy Ost, Georgie Ost, Laura Towner and Mamie Hokemeyer.

Those who were not absent from the time they started school through the first month are:
Sarah Mitchell, Mary Bartlett, Elmer Goswiller, Carrie Whitney, Tom Cooper, Mabel Whitney, and Lizzie Coolidge.
 
Ivanhoe Chas Beckwith is kept very busy shredding corn.

Lewis Huson visited his aunts here two weeks ago.

How many ladies are going to register for the privilege to vote for the three University trustees.

Oscar Williams left his employer, A. Wirtz, two weeks ago.

There was quite a number who registered their names last Tuesday. Of course all were for McKinley.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
2 November 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mrs. J. B. Farnsworth, of Irving Park, is visiting her father Mr. Anthony Putnam.

Mrs. J. E. Wilson, of Austin, is the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geroge Harden.

Mr. Ira Hoyt and daughter, of Libertyville, were pleasant callers at Mr. Doolittle's last Tuesday.

Mr. Peter Payne went to Ida Grove, Iowa, the first of the week, but promised to return in time to cast a ballot for the full dinner. Mr. Payne contemplates moving his family to the Hawkeye state where he has a farm.

Mr. and Mrs. Shaddle have moved to Palatine, having lived in this section for fifty years.

Mr. and Mrs. John Snyder, who have resided in Fremont for the past fifty-one years have sold their farm and will reside with their daughter, Mrs. Wm Porteous in this village.

Mr. E. W. Proctor left for Waupaca, Wis., to purchase a carload of cows, to supply the milk shippers in this vicinity.

Mrs. D. Licthfeld's property has been improved by a new sidewalk in front of her residence. Let the good work go on.

August Gadka the local section foreman was confined to his bed this week. Dr. Schafler of Grayslake was in attendance.

B. Thomas, of this village, is studying telegraphy under our station agent, W. L. Rich. We predict a bright future for Mr. Rich's student.

Thomas McBride sold a McCormick corn shredder to Ralph Buckley, of Libertyville, last Tuesday. Tom says that this is the most prosperous campaign year which he has ever seen.
 
Diamond Lake Mr. Kelly attended services at our church last Sunday.

Rev. Vincent spent Saturday and Sunday with W. Rouse.

A bountiful rain fell over this section Monday night, helping the fall fedd [sic] and plowing.

there will be a social at Mrs. Thos Darby's Friday night, Nov. 9th, for the benefit of the church.

Mr. Shaddle went through this place Monday with his household goods, enroute to Palatine. He will live there in the future.
 
Ivanhoe Born, to Mr. and Mrs. X. Wismer, a baby girl.

George Brainerd, Jr., spent last Sunday at home.

John Meikle has gone to Chicago to be treated for muscular rheumatism.

Mr. A. A. Payne's health is very poor at present, he having gone to Chicago to be doctored.

Mr. Frank Dietz has improved slightly, although he is not able to any work as yet.

Mrs. Dean is treating her tenament house to a coat of paint, which improved the outward appearance very much.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
9 November 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Mr. Harry Rouse was a Chicago visitor Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Burdick, of Wauconda, were pleasantly entertained by their relatives last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Irving Payne departed for their Chicago home last Monday, having spent about six weeks in our village.

August Gadke, our section foreman, is making improvements on his farm preparatory to moving there next spring.

Peter Meyer, of Fremont, has become a dealer in live stock. Already he has shipped a carload of hogs and expects in return the highest price that Sir Thomas Lipton has paid yet.

Wm. Knigge, our undertaker, was called to Long Grove last Tuesday to take charge of the remains of Mr. Ritzenthaler, who was kicked by a horse and died, as noted in article on front page.

Some of the friends of the proprietor of Hotel Harden were entertained at the hotel last Tuesday evening and received election returns over the telephone.

School Notes

Harry Becker and Frank Wirtz were enrolled last Monday.

Miss Sadie Lovedale, instructor in vocal music and voice culture will be here today for the purpose of organizing classes in singing and meeting those who wish to take private lessons.
 
Ivanhoe Robert Luebbe assisted in the store over election.

Harry Decker has commenced going to school at Rockefeller.

Messrs. Jeanmene and Decker were Chicago visitors last Saturday.

We are very glad to report Mr. Meikle a little better at present.

W. H. Payne, of Chicago, spent last Sunday with Ivanhoe relatives and friends.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
16 November 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Wm. Knigge was in Chicago Thursday buying goods for the Holidays.

Messrs. Cook and Lusk shipped a car load of live stock to Chicago Tuesday.

Joe King has returned from Waukesha where he has been working as assistant operator for the W.C. Company.

F. L. Westerman will sell his entire stock of dry goods, groceries, etc., tomorrow afternoon and evening.

Miss Mary McArthur has returned from Waupaca, Wis., where she visited her parents.

S. A. Cramer has returned home from near Wauconda where he has been assisting his son-in-law, Mr. Frank Knigge.

The sad intelligence of the death of Chas. Albrecht, son of Fred Albrecht, was received from Minnesota a few days ago. He died after long illness of diabetes. He leaves a wife and family to mourn his loss, besides a father, mother and sister here and many friends who join with the relatives in heartfelt sympathy in their sad bereavement.

School Notes

We are indebted to Mrs. J. E. Holcomb for some beautiful house plants.

Miss Sadie Lovedale visited our school last Friday and secured a number of pupils for classes in singing and will begin in a few weeks.
 
Ivanhoe George Brainerd spent Sunday at home.

Miss Marion Payne spent last Sunday at home.

Mr. H. D. Wells spent part of last week at home.

Mr. James Davis is serving on jury in Waukegan this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Adam titus moved into their new residence last Tuesday.

Mr. Eugene Smith moved into Miss Agnes Payne's house last Monday.

Mrs. S. H. Beach started for Iowa last week where she will remain indefinitely.

Mr. Peter Payne started last Tuesday for his future home. Mrs. Payne and Clifford and Ivan started the following day.

Miss Myrtle Payne was a pleasant caller in Ivanhoe last Friday and Saturday. She also attended the 'Crokinole party' Friday evening.

Mr. Asa Joice went to Chicago last Sunday to call on Mr. Meikle, who is in a hospital being treated. Mr. Meikle has our deepest sympathy in his misfortune.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
23 November 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Ira Doolittle is attending the Metropolital Business College, Chicago, at present.

E. W. Proctor went to northern Wisconsin last Monday morning for the purpose of purchasing another carload of milch cows.

Wm. Knigge is having a number of shelves placed in his store preparatory to enlarging his stock of goods. S.A. Kramer is doing the work.

Whenever you have any live stock for sale notify Cook & Lusk. They pay the highest cash prices, and the scales in our town are just right. The above named firm have shipped several carloads to the Chicago markets during the past two weeks. Lusk says he is like Lipton, for although he has never won a yatch race he can save his bacon.

Mrs. J. B. Thomas, of Waukegan, is visiting her son, Frank Thomas and family.

Mrs. Lockwood, of Waterloo, Iowa, is the guest of her cousin, Mrs. George Harden.
 
Ivanhoe Mr. William Kuebker Sr., spent last Sunday at home.

Misses Rena and Mary Decker were at home last Sunday.

The Misses Ehninger were Chicago visistors last Saturday.

Mr. Ed Jones, of Gilmer, was a pleasant caller in Ivanhoe last Sunday.

Mrs. Dean has arrived home from Michigan, where she has been visiting with her daughter.
 
Diamond Lake Geo. Ost transacted business in the city last week.

Mrs. H. Ost and Mrs. Einsman were Chicago visitors last week.

We hear R. Smith will make Libertyville his future home in the spring.

Mrs. E. Weiskopf and daughter Elsie went shopping in the big city last Thursday.

Chas. Ray has been helping Will Cooper shred his corn the past week.

The Knickerbocker Ice Company is making quite a few improvements at the ice house.

Frank Brown had the misfortune to smash up his corn shredder while at work at Martin Morse's.

Chas. Whitney has resigned his position with the St. Paul road and goes to work for the E.J. & E.

Chas. Bilinski has purchased two new horses and expects to go on the road selling nursery stock in the near future.

Geo. Frisbie, John Bartlett, Mike Ryan and Chas. Ray were the lucky ones to carry home turkeys from Tattler's raffle last Saturday night. We wonder who will be the lucky ones next Saturday night, Nov. 24. Everybody go and win a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
30 November 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Everett Wells is studying telegraphy at Leithton.

F. B. Lovell, of Libertyville, called at Hotel Harden Monday.

Joe King is assistant baggegeman for the Wisconsin Central this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Gridley entertained friends and relatives Thanksgiving.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rich entertained friends at their pleasant home last Monday evening.

Herman Kublank is working at his trade with one of the leading contracting builders of Libertyville.

Messrs. Wm. Skinner and Will Knigge and Mrs. J. E. Holcomb and son John were Chicago visitors this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Rob't Cameron and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Fitzgerald and family, of Chicago, spent Thanksgiving at J. E. Holcomb's.

Mr. Proctor has returned from Northern Wisconsin, and sold nearly all of the cows which he brought from the Badger state, the day of his arrival.

John Albrecht returned home from Minnesota last Tuesday to spend the winter with his parents. He intends to return next spring to take charge of a creamery.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thomas were called to the bedside of Mrs. Ford, a sister of Mrs. Thomas, the first of the week. Mrs. Ford is reported dangerously sick, and her relatives have given up all hopes of her recovery.

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Knigge, Mr. and Mrs. Dewalt Kramer and Albert Knigge, of Chicago, spent Thanksgiving with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Knigge.

The bible study at the chapel every Wednesday brings out every kernel of inspired truth, but don't bring out the people.
 
Ivanhoe Born, to Mr. and Mrs. John Snyder, a baby girl.

We are very glad to report Mr. Meikle on the road to recovery.

Albert Gould, of Libertyville, was a pleasant caller in Ivanhoe last Saturday.

John Vanplew, of Beloit, Wis., is at home for a few days, on account of ill health.

Messrs. George Snyder, Hibbard Ames and W.P. Beach are working for the Wisconsin Everglade Company at present.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
7 Decmeber 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller How about those sidewalks? Just think of it! A village contianing such good substantial buildings and costly dwelling houses overlooking such an important subject.
If there has not been any effort made to have the street lamps lighted and the sidewalks repaired, let it be done at once. Our citizens are demanding some protection from dangers that beset the traveler on the sidewalks and in the roads of the village on dark nights and during icy weather.

Bert Lusk is now in the employ of John Wells.

John McBride, who has been under Dr. Galloway's care for the past few weeks, is reported in the same condition.

Miss Anna Knigge, of Chicago, spent Thanksgiving with her parents.

Mrs. Mary Swan and sons Theo. and Bernard made a trip to Chicago last week.

Mrs. Lockwood, of Waterloo, Iowa, who has been the guest of her cousin, Geo. Harden, returned to her home last week.

We are told Paul Ray defended the title of champion marksman against all comers at the clay pigeon shoot at Diamond Lake last Thursday.

The Sabbath school made arrangements last Sabbath for a Christmas entertainment.
 
Rockefeller School Notes We are indebted to Mr. Harry Rouse for subscribing a dollar to our library fund.

Owen D. Van Plew, of Ivanhoe, and Fred Buesching, of Lake Zurich, are now attending our school.
 
Ivanhoe Joseph Dorfler has gone to Chicago, where he has secured a position in a store.

Mr. George Brainerd, Jr., also Miss Harriet Brainerd were home to spend Thanksgiving.

Mr. Henry Kuebker, of Waukegan, was at home over Thanksgiving, he returned to his respective duties the ensuing day.

Mrs. Frank Kietz has gone to Chicago to have a surgical operation performed. She has been sick for quite a while previous to this, finally she has gone to the hospital where she will be able to have skilled medical attention.

Mr. W. H. Payne, of Chicago, also tow gentlemen friends, came out to spend the holiday at home. We understand these gentlemen took their morning walk just before dinner (and nearly missed their turkey.) Well a nice little five mile walk taken just before each meal gives a person a very fine appetite, it is a very cheap remedy, only one or two doses need be taken to cure any case.
 
Diamond Lake Miss Mattie Hodgkins returned Monday to her school duties at Englewood.

C. M. Wilcox had his barn-raising last Monday afternoon without accidents. The barn is 40x50 with 20 foot posts and basement.
 
Diamond Lake School Notes Those ranking first in their classes are Lloyd Ray, Laura Towner, James Towner and Tom Cooper.

Those neither absent nor tardy the last month are Lloyd Ray, James Towner, Leroy Ost, Tom Cooper and Mamie Hokemeyer.

Those entitled to a place on the Roll of Honor, perfect in deportment, attendance and punctuality, are Elmer Gosswiller, Gordon Ray and Robert Rouse.

Thirty-one scholars have been enrolled. Lulu Ray and Willie Frisby have moved out of the district. The attendance has been very good, with two exceptions.
 
Fremont Center Mrs. Barbara Rendler is on the sick list.

Geo. Hertel is putting a new roof on his hog house.

Mr. and Mrs. Obenauf are the proud parents of a nine pound boy.

Frank Dorfler and Miss Anna Hironimus were Ivanhoe visitors Sunday.

Nick Galster and Miss Cora Wagner were Long Grove visitors Thursday.

Our teacher, Miss Sullivan, spent Thanksgiving at her home in Waukegan.

Mrs. Kate Hironimus has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Henkle, whose children are down with the whooping cough, and other friends the past week.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
14 December 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Miss Laura Doolittle is visitng her aunt in Chicago this week.

Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Morse spent several days in the city with their son-in-law, George Harden, and wife.

All are invited to attend a social at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Berghorn for the benefit of the Christina Endeavor Society.

Mrs. E. S. Willey, of Boscobel, Wis., mother of Mrs. J. E. Holcomb, and Mrs. G. A. Nichols and daughter Adalade, of Esterville, Iowa, a sister of Mrs. Holcomb, are visiting at J. E. Holcomb's. They report snow and excellent sleighing at their respective homes.

One swallow does not make a summer, but it does not take more than one shower to make the roads impassible, and the sidewalks, even in what ought to be the best portion, are too dangerous to be used. If the residents of our village are not interested enough to see that they are improved we have decided to write to John D., for whom the town is named, to subscribe enough to repair the walks, or might petition the legislature.
 
Ivanhoe Ernest Duddles was at home over last Sunday.

Miss Alice Smith, of Waukegan, was at home last Saturday.

After spending a few days at home, Miss Kate Decker has returned to South Evanston.

Mr. Charles Parker, of Volo, was an Ivanhoe visitor last Sunday.

George Brainerd is reported on the sick list at present, we wish him a speedy recovery however.

Mr. John Edwards, a former Lake County boy called on old friends in and around Ivanhoe last Friday and Saturday.

Mr. J. S. Snyder and W. P. Beach, who are in the employ of the Wisconsin Everglade Co., of Chicago, were home over last Sunday.

Last Saturday the M.W.A. elected their officers for the ensuing year, they are: W.S. Skinner, Venerable Cousul; J.H. Wells, Advisor; James Vanplew, Banker; Henry Ost, Clerk; Hibbard Ames, Escort; John Snyder, Watchman; Everitt Wells, Sentry.
 
Fremont Center The corn shredding is nearly all finished.

Joe Payne was a Chicago visitor last Thursday.

Mike Traut was a Wauconda visitor last Sunday.

Mr. Mathias Adams visited at Gurnee Saturday and Sunday with his father.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. H. Hertle are the happy parents of a baby girl born Dec. 3rd.

Mr. Geo. Diebold, Jr., of Milwaukee, is spending a few weeks with his parents here.

Mr. G. M. Traut is in Chicago, at the present time of writing in the Evergreen business with Mr. Payne.
 

 
From the Lake County Independent ,
21 December 1900
100 Years Ago
Rockefeller Thomas McBride, our hardware dealer was a Chicago caller last Tuesday.

Our skaters are brooding over the recent thaw ard are waiting for cold weather again.

If any of our hunters wish to dispose of an over supply of squirrels, Will Knigge is an easy mark.

Our new doctor knew what he was about when he came here; the holes in the sidewalks will insure ample patronage.

Mrs. Geo. Harden spent two days in Chicago this week, presumably informing Santa Claus of the numerous wants of her family.

Wm. Porteious has nearly finished his fall work of shredding corn for the public, having been kept busy since September.

F. L. Westerman closed his store last Saturday, having spent about a year with the Rockefeller people, conducting a first class grocery and general merchandise store. He left for Greenwood Tuesday noon.
 
Diamond Lake Mr. Mitchell is under the care of Dr. Galloway.

Henry Smith has purchased a new corn shredder.

Nine quails were seen south of town, along the road last Saturday. They are scarce in this county.
 
Ivanhoe Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ritta, a nine pound boy.

We are glad to report Mrs. Frank Deitz on the road to recovery.

Miss Lottie Cole has arrived home from Wisconsin to spend the holidays. She will remain until the millinery season reopens.

Mrs. Meikle assisted Mr. Joyce in the store a few days last week. We are very glad to report Mr. Meikle as gaining slowly and hope he will be able to be around in a short time.

Last Sunday Mr. Nichols' child was buried in Ivanhoe cemetery.

Lewis Huson is staying with Mrs. J. Dykes, his aunt, and attending school.
 


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