PERSONALS

 

          Mrs. Alice Sullivan, sister of Bob Young, 3968 W. State St., arrived here Sunday morning, March 20, from Wenatchee, Wash., to attend the funeral of her mother, Mrs. Cora Young, who was buried March 21st.  Mrs. Young was sister to Mrs. Annie Alberts, 711 Vista Terrace, and Mrs. Kate Welker, South Springfield Ave.  Their only brother, Mr. Porter Bicksler of Shannon, Ill., passed away just two weeks before Mrs. Young.

Source:  The West Suburban News, Rockford, Illinois, April 1949, P. 8.

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FREEPORT DAILY BULLITIN
MARCH 1, 1905

Ott Banzer, of Geneseo, Ill., after bidding a friend good-by, stepped from the car in front of a fast train and was instantly killed

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FREEPORT JOURNAL STANDARD  Dec. 20, 1967
MEMORIAL DEDICATED TO WILLIAM KORTH
An outside public address system, given in memory of William Korth, son of the Russell Korths, Freeport Route 3 was dedicated Sunday at Emmanuel Evangelical Congregational Church, Cedarville.  Young Korth died July 14 in a tractor accident. Carols and chimes are played each evening during the Avent season over the loudspeaker system.

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The Winslow Register March 3, 1905

The Basswood School house burned to the ground Wednesday morning.  The origin of the fire is a mystery.  The loss will be fully $2,000 with $1200 in insurance.

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Freeport Journal Standard  Sept. 1, 1939 page 1
3 INJURED AS CAR OVERTURNS NEAR WINSLOW
Mrs. Louise Rabe, 81, of Monroe, Wis. suffers Broken Shoulder
Winslow, Ill---Sept. 1--Three persons were injured and three were shaken up when the in which they were riding turned over in a ditch after skidding on loose gravel at a curve west of the Ben Benfer farm near Winslow, about 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon.  Mrs. Louise Rabe, 81, of Monroe, Wis., one of the occupants of the car suffered a broken shoulder and suffered considerably from shock.  She was removed to a Freeport hospital.  Mrs. August Mann suffered a broken pelvis bone and received a gash on her arm.  She was removed to her home east of Winslow.  Judith Ann the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Chapel, of Hartford Conn. received a cut on the head.  Mr. and Mrs. Chapel and Mrs. Nellie Sivesind who resides with Mrs. Rabe at Monroe, escaped injury.  All were riding in a car owned by Mr. Chapel.  The Chapels had been visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. August Mann, near Winslow, a relative, and ere on their way to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walt Rockow, other relatives residing south of Winslow.  The car was considerably damaged as it turned over. 

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The Winslow Register April 10, 1908
A wedding is booked today,  the contracting parties being Mr. Arthur Rabe and Miss Emma Bechtold.  Arthur is the son of Herman Rabe, a well to do and retired farmer of Oneco, and Emma is a daughter of A. E. Bechtold a practical farmer of Waddams township, who is wide and favorable known.


The Winslow Register Feb. 8, 1907
The people were surprized when they heard the sad news that Mrs. Rockow had gone to a better world beyond.  The funeral service was held at the Basswood M. E. church conducted by the German Lutheran minister, of Lena.  Mrs. Rockow was a woman who always made friends and was liked by young and old.  Those who mourn her death have the sympathy of the Basswood people.


The Winslow Register March 3, 1905
Wm. Bartlett, Sr., died at the home of his son Wm., Tuesday.  The funeral was held at the Basswood church Thursday at 10:30.


The Winslow Register Nov. 26, 1909
The funeral of F. Rockow took place at Basswood yesterday forenoon.


The Winslow Register Nov. 26, 1909
Wilhelmina Dahms Wachlin died Saturday morning at 3:30 o'clock at her home at McConnell.  She was born in Colin, Germany, Jan. 30, 1840.  She was united in marriage to August Wachlin in Germany, coming to this county the same year, 1868,  They located near Buena Vista. Later they moved on a farm three miles east of McConnell, where they resided until eight years ago, when they moved to the village of McConnell.  She had been in declining health for a number of years.  She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, two daughters and three sons, Mrs. John Wagner and William of McConnell, Frank of Lena,  and Mrs. Wm. Franks and George of Freeport, also two brothers and three sisters: Wm. Dahms and Mrs. Wm Korth, of McConnell, Fred, of Monroe Wis., Mrs. Wm. Fisher of Freeport, and Mrs. E.G. Heim, of Roselle, Ill., also twenty- three grandchildren.  She united with the German Lutheran church at the age of 14 and has been a faithful member ever since.  She was a kind and loving mother and a good neighbor.  The friends of Mrs. Wachlin met at the house at 1:30 then oreceeded to the brick church where the services were conducted by Rev. Bahr, of Lena, ably assisted by Rev. Briggs of Winslow.  Interment too place in the cemetery adjoining the Lutheran church.  The bereaved father and children wish to thank the neighbors and friends for their kind efforts during thier bereavement.  Poor wife, she is dead: and I am alone. "Tis the debt which all morals must pay, Yet of all sorrow, I've felt in life, Ive never felt grief till today.


The Winslow Register Sept 7, 1939
6 IN ACCIDENT AS CAR TURNS OVER
Three persons were injured and three were shaken up when the car in which they were riding turned over in a ditch after skidding on loose gravel at a curve west of the Ben Benfer farm, near town last Thursday afternoon.  Mrs. Louise Rabe, 81, of Monroe, recieved most serious injuries, a broken shoulder and many bruises.  She was taken to her home in Monroe and later removed to St. Claire hospital in Monroe.  Mrs. August Mann suffered serious internal injuries and a gash on her arm.  She was taken to her home near Winslow.  Judith Ann, three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Chapelle recieved numerous cuts and bruises about her face and body.  Mrs. Chapelle and Mrs. Nellie Sivesind of Monroe escaped without serious injury.  Mrs. Chapelle is suffering from internal injury and bruises.  Mr. and Mrs. Chapelle and their daughter of Hartford Conn., had been visiting relatives near Winslow.  The accident occurred when the people were on their way to visit Mr. and Mrs. Awalt Rockow after leaving the August Mann home.  The car was damaged beyond repair.  The Chapelles were able to leave for their home Sunday evenning.

**Freeport Weekly Bulletin Sept. 22, 1904 page 9
Marcellus Schramm
Marcellus Schramm has reached his four score and over, having been born Jan. 16, 1822 in Germany.  He emigrated to the United States in 1851, and worked to Freeport in 1853.  He worked many years for bidwell and Farewell and served his employers faithfully.  He was not only an industrious man, but a judicious one, and has accumulated some good property in the city.  He has five children: Wm., Mary, Elizabeth Rosso and Dond.  He is in good health.

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Orangeville, Illinois Saturday March 4, 1905
Basswood School House Burned

The Basswood school house burned to the ground early Wednesday morning.  The fire was discovered about 1 a.m. by Joe and Aaron Heise and Henry Reiter, who raised an alarm.  Rev. Loemker rang the church bell and soon a crowd had assembled.  When first seen the fire was in a barrel of coal, on the porch.  Some few books were got out of the building.  It burned rapidly.  The teacher, Bert Wohlford, asserts that there was no fire in the building after 3 o’clock Tuesday.  The building was insured in the Buckeye Insurance Co., for $1200.  The loss is about $2000

 

Freeport Daily Bulletin | Freeport, Illinois | Tuesday, October 31, 1882 | Page 4
Kent Items.
Kent, Oct. 30.—Frauk Thompson found one of his spring colts dead in the stable last week. rihe cause of its death ia not known; it wai worth $50.
One of Lewis Erwin's horses has the "stiff complaint."
Mr. Peter Fox ia putting up two fine corn cribs and a wagoa shed.
Land ia still on the boom in Kent.  Last week Silas Kiester bought the Peter Miller larrn. He pays $6,775 for it.

 

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1952

Pfc. James L. Green
Missing In Action

Pfc. James L. Green, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Green, 1320 S. Rotzler Ave., has been reported missing in action in Korea.

A telegram with the information has been received by his parents from the Marine Corps commandantant and signed by Lt. Gen. Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr.

The telegram reported that Pfc, Green has been missing since Aug. 9. A letter giving further details is to follow.

 

The Winslow Register April 10, 1908
A wedding is booked today, the contracting parties being Mr. Arthur Rabe and Miss Emma Bechtold. Arthur is the son of Herman Rabe, a well to do and retired farmer of Oneco, and Emma is a daughter of A. E. Bechtold a practical farmer of Waddams township, who is wide and favorable known.

The Winslow Register Feb. 8, 1907
The people were surprized when they heard the sad news that Mrs. Rockow had gone to a better world beyond. The funeral service was held at the Basswood M. E. church conducted by the German Lutheran minister, of Lena. Mrs. Rockow was a woman who always made friends and was liked by young and old. Those who mourn her death have the sympathy of the Basswood people.

The Winslow Register March 3, 1905
Wm. Bartlett, Sr., died at the home of his son Wm., Tuesday. The funeral was held at the Basswood church Thursday at 10:30.

The Winslow Register Nov. 26, 1909
The funeral of F. Rockow took place at Basswood yesterday forenoon.

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The Winslow Register Sept 7, 1939
6 IN ACCIDENT AS CAR TURNS OVER
Three persons were injured and three were shaken up when the car in which they were riding turned over in a ditch after skidding on loose gravel at a curve west of the Ben Benfer farm, near town last Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Louise Rabe, 81, of Monroe, recieved most serious injuries, a broken shoulder and many bruises. She was taken to her home in Monroe and later removed to St. Claire hospital in Monroe. Mrs. August Mann suffered serious internal injuries and a gash on her arm. She was taken to her home near Winslow. Judith Ann, three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Chapelle recieved numerous cuts and bruises about her face and body. Mrs. Chapelle and Mrs. Nellie Sivesind of Monroe escaped without serious injury. Mrs. Chapelle is suffering from internal injury and bruises. Mr. and Mrs. Chapelle and their daughter of Hartford Conn., had been visiting relatives near Winslow. The accident occurred when the people were on their way to visit Mr. and Mrs. Awalt Rockow after leaving the August Mann home. The car was damaged beyond repair. The Chapelles were able to leave for their home Sunday evenning.

Submitted by Robin Pardus