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Clinton Township Public Library Historical Index

Since 1916 one of the duties of the librarian has been to keep a historical scrapbook of news items of important events which have occurred in the village and township.  This and other historical items have been indexed in the following table.  Use the "edit -> find" option on the page to locate family names or events.  The first column will give you the box, folder and page number information you need to request copies from the library.  To make requests write to the Clinton township Public Library, Archival Project, 110 South Elm Street, Waterman, IL 60556, or email [email protected].  The library staff  will fill your request as time permits.

1878-1879 Scrapbooks    
1891-1892 Free Press Scrapbooks    
1892-1894 Scrapbooks 
    1893-1911 Scrapbooks     

 1902-1904 Congdon-Waterman Illinois Yearbooks      
1905-1907 Congdon-Waterman Illinois Yearbooks  
1915-1916 Scrapbooks
1916-1919 Scrapbooks  
 1920-1922 Scrapbooks   

1923-1925 Scrapbooks
1928-1929 Scrapbooks
1929-1931 Scrapbooks
1931-1935 Scrapbooks
1935-1938 Scrapbooks
1938-1943 Scrapbooks
1943-Current Scrapbooks
Miscellaneous Records
 

004 1905 000 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book - Price Fifty-Cents - Compiled by George Edward Congdon including Frontispiece, portrait photo of Class Of 1905-Fred W. Whitford, Manley C. Whitford, Willa A. Morrison, Nina M. Robinson, Edna A. Stryker
004 1905 001 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including Title Page:  WATERMAN, ILLINOIS YEAR BOOK 1905-COMPILED BY GEORGE EDWARD CONGDON-PRICE FIFTY CENTS-HIAWATHA, KANSAS EWING HERBERT PRINTERY 1907
004 1905 002 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including-Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1907, by George Edward Congdon, in the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington. 
004 1905 003 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including-PREFACE-                                      Again I am sending forth a volume of the Year Book.  Publication has been delayed far beyond my own anticipations.  A change of the field of my labors has been one cause of its lateness, as also the fact that its preparation must ever be made subordinate to my principal work that of teaching,  The present volume will be found more than usually full, with several new features added.  No one regrets more than I the fact that some of the biographical sketches are exceedingly short, but as a rule the length was limited only by the amount of information obtainable.  Relatives and interested persons were appeaed to but neglected or refused to reply.  My chief interest is in the excellence of the volume and not in the financial returns,  If you are willing to cooperate with me in making the book the best possible, accord all my letter a prompt, careful and complete reply.                                                                                                                            The printers have aided me in every way in my desire to make the book of a high grade mechanically and I believe it will be found unusually free from errors.  G.E. Congdon.      Hiawatha, Kansas, May 18, 1907,
004 1905 004 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including-ILLUSTRATIONS-      Class of 1905, Frontispiece, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Congdon, page 8.  Byron Percival Greenwood, page 16.  Class of 1889, page 25.  Mr. and Mrs. William Colton, page 32.  Mr. and Mrs. Oliver P. Johnson, page 40.  Mr. and Mrs. David H. Hoagland, page 48.  Mr. and Mrs A. H. Phillips, page 48.  Five Generations, page 56.  Fannie Richardson Hinds, page 64.  Clara P. Woods, page 64.  Rev. S.P. Davis, page 64,  Rev. I. W. Corey, page 64.
004 1905 005   1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including-TABLE OF CONTENTS-Preface, page 3.  Table of Contents, page 5.  Chronology, page 7-24.  Biography, page 25-53. 
004 1905 006  1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including-TABLE OF CONTENTS Cont.-Directory, page 54-64.  Miscellaneous, page 65-72.
004 1905 007 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY - JANUARY. 4. Marriage, Giles, Frank and Lewis, Harriet M., N. Y., 6. Birth to Fulton, Wm. And Laura (Busey), son Frederick, Sycamore. 7. T.S. Terry Post, No. 463 G.A.R., annual banquet. 7. death, Linahon, Patrick. 8. Spec. mtgs. Meth. Ch, Murray, Miller.  9. Temple Male Quartette, Boston, lecture course, death, Lugo, Vincent Ernest, Aurora, b. Aug. 31, 1904.  10. Presbyterian Annual Mtg.  12. Marriage, Leifheit, Wm. and Jacabson, Anna. 13. death, Coleman, Don Valentine.  14. Leifheit, Albert W. purchased Commercial Hotel, Shabbona from Card, L. C. 18. Marriage, Hipple, Edgar E. to Fraser, Sadie M. 20. Afton Church, Silver medal contest, Jackson, Edna, DeKalb winner. 21. Administrator's sale of W. C. Whitford's real estate, purchased by F. A. Brown for M. A. Whitford and heirs.
004 1905 008 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY - Jan. Cont. 23. Public Sale, J.R. McClellan, livestock, machinery, N. S. Greenwood Farm.  25 death, Woods, Clara P., death, Sarah Whitford Christie.  26. Sale, Reingardt, Henry, livestock, machinery, G.L. Giles Farm.  FEBRUARY 2. marriage, Boekenhauer, Edward and Kettler, Laura by Schroeder.  3. Sale, Kauffman, A. C. livestock, machinery; remodeling, Swanson, John, house enlarged by Kirkpatrick, A. O.; birth, to Herr, Harry and Lillian (Whitcomb), boy, Ralph.  7. death, Greenwood, Byron Percival.  8. marriage, McCormick, Edward, son of Duffy, Thomas and Sadie, St. James, Lee, Father Finn.  9. Fire, farmhouse, N. S. Greenwood Farm.  10.  Play, Lee Company players, "The Wives of Woodmen, or What Insurance Did for Melvina" Royal Neighbors.  11. Teachers' meeting. 13. 4th Lecture Course, Green, Dr. Thomas, "The Key to the Twentieth Century."  13-20th-U.P. Church Special Meetings.  14. marriage, Brown, Gail and Peterson, Hattie at DeKalb.  15. Death, Mighell, Silas of Sugar Grove.  17.  Birth, girl, Edna Marie, to Charlesworth, William and Annie (Temme).
004 1905 008b 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - Illustration Page-Congdon, Mr and Mrs. W. F. Congdon
004 1905 009 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY cont. -Feb. cont. 17.  Death, Mullins, Mrs. Esther (Challand), England.  19. Death, Reingardt, Henry Christ Louis.  20. Woman's Club  21. Sale, Reid, Wm. and Lind, Axel, livestock, machinery  22. Sale, Cole, Robert J., livestock, machinery.  23. marriage, Thorn, Ray and Wiltse, Dora, DeKalb, Rev. Morris.  24. lecture, W.B. Townsend, "Chips and Barks," Modern Woodmen.  27. Birth, girl, Mary Edna, to McAllister, Ward and Mary G. (Reid).  27. Circuit Court convened, Reid, Wm. grand juror; Dixon, John, Congdon, W.A., petit jurors; birth, son Lester Eugent to Pennington, Frank and Celia (Colton).  28. marriage, Dougall, Thomas Cameron to Kerr, Margaret.  MARCH 2. birth, girl, Grace Julia to French, Lark L. and Lida C. (Roberts); marriage, Stolp, Alvin to Todd, Bessie, Rev. Dunlap; B.Y.P.U., sociable, Congdon, Carrie.  3. Sale, Simpson, Elmer G. and Marvin, livestock, machinery.  7. marriage, Smith, Samuel J. and Thorpe, Nancy by Rev. Baldwin.  
004 1905 010 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY cont.  March cont. 8. birth, girl, Genevieve Juanita to VonOhlen, Herman and Emma (Leifheit), Brown, F. A., extensive, Sec. 28 residence repairs, $1,000., work by Rowley.  9. Marriage, Kauffman, William to Harrison, Eva Louise; death, Dougall, John T.  10.  birth, girl, Gretchen M. to Henry, John B. and Maude (Stoakes), 11. Barn raising, 42 x 29, Hipple, Edgar, builder, Swanson, W.J.  12. missionary returned, Meth. Ch., Benthien, Elizabeth; birth, son, Ralph, to Beveridge, Taylor and Isabelle (McCleery).  Fred Tompkin's residence remodeled for $250. by carpenter Bert Kopp.  16. M. E. Ladies' Aid Society Annual Mtg., U. P. Women's Missionary Society.  17. Morris, Rev. John E. resigned Shabbona Baptist Church,  18.  Republican (Union) caucus, nominate town officers.  21. Royal Neighbors, basket sociable, receipts $30.  Death, Davis, Emerson D., b. Sept. 13, 1904,  son of Davis, Royal L. and Anna E. (Demming), Greentown.  22. death, Mrs. Ellen Seeley. 24.  Afton Church silver medal contest. 26.  birth, girl, Margaret Catherine, to Smith, J. Harry and Harriet J. (Hayes). 27.  death, Beveridge, Ralph, b. March 12, 1905, 15 days old.  
004 1905 011 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY cont.-March 27, birth, girl, Annis Jane to Knights, James S. and Ella (Colton) Knights, Sandwich.  Women's Club, musicale, Miss Carrie Fuller.  29. Marriage, Thorpe, Arthur and Hancock, Mary, by Rev. Baldwin.  30.  Waterman Trio, reader, Myrtle Doolittle of Aurora, Methodist Church.  31.  Y.P.C.U., bus. mtg., sociable, U. P. Church.  APRIL 1. G. W. Wakefield transferred grain business to Roy Wakefield.  Caucus, nominate village officers.  2.  Rev. Schroeder, accepted call to Iowa, resigning at Hinckley.  4. Annual town meeting.  marriage, Wedemaier, William and Leifheit, Hattie, by Rev. Schroeder.  5. Suicide, Lowe, Alva C. of Sandwich, shooting.  6. Dr. P.E.N. Greeley enlarging house, cost $2000., done by Drake and Company.  Marriage, Congdon, William Fox to Congdon, Carrie Perry Congdon, Davenport, Iowa, by Rev. Lemon.  7. birth, boy, Herbert Fox to Wiltberger, William Finley and Helen (Duffey), DeKalb.  C. E. social, Masonic Hall, birth, girl, to Strausberger, Mr. and Mrs. Martin.  8.  death, Burke, Katie, Carlton.  10. death, Hinds, Fannie Richardson.  Birth, girl, to Bruhl, Mr. and Mrs. Fred. 
004 1905 012 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY cont.-Birth, boy, Stanley, to Miller, Crellan and Minnie (Huff).  12.  marriage, Olson, Oscar H. to Ames Minnie Vadie, DeKalb, by Rev. Tompkins.  Marriage, Normandin, John and Slater, Edith Louise, Chicago.  Death, Elmer, Nathan Jr.  15.  birth, boy, Leonard Henry to Lutz, Harry and Anna (Schmidt).  Play, "Diamonds and Hearts," by Hinckley High School in Waterman.  16. Afton Sunday School Convention, Afton Center Church.  18. birth, girl, Rose Elizabeth to  Harold Wilcox and Cora Avis (Crum) Greeley, Duluth, Minn.  Village election.  21.  Elva, W.C.T.U., silver medal contest, winner, Maggie Falk, Shabbona Grove.  birth, girl to Starry, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel.  birth, girl, Seeley, Mr. and Mrs. A. G., Malta.  22.  birth, girl, Hazel Charlotte, to Wilson, Henry B. and Matilda (Legner).  birth, boy, to Seldel, Mr. and Mrs. Nels.  marriage, Peckman, Henry E. and Coleman, Emma, Fort Dodge, Iowa.  birth, girl to Breeding, Mr. and Mrs. David.  27. Waterman Band, basket sociable, receipts $22.  Marriage, Minnich, Harry.  28.  birth, boy to Greise, Mr. and Mrs. Charles.  death, Hoagland, Wealthy Davis.
004 1905 013 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY cont. MAY 3. marriage, Woods, William and Carson, Mae, Geneva, Rev. Christiansen.  4. Marriage, White, Arthur and Ilseman, Alvina by Rev. Schroeder.  5. Birth, girl to King, Mr. and Mrs. Harry.  6.  death, Phillips, Albert H.  7. birth, girl, Mary Elizabeth to McCleery, William R. and Nellie M. (Robinson), death the same day.  8. birth, girl, Mabel Florence, to Grandadam, John E. and Elizabeth F. (George).  Wakefield house moved, to site on D Street, mover Walter A. Drake.  10. marriage, Gould, Albert and Harnish, Cora, both of Chicago.  birth, child to Rissman, Mr. and Mrs. Michael, death two days later.  11.  C. W. Thompson, erecting new house, 1 1/2 stories, $1200. builder Bert Kopp, finished in Sept.  12. Epworth annual meeting.  basketball game at Shabbona 7; Waterman 13. death, Johnson, August (alias Blomquist). birth, boy, Donald William to Mitchell, John and Rosie (Eigle).  14. Rev. Schroeder's farewell sermon, Evangelical Lutheran Emanuel Church.  Leifheit, H. W., license granted, sale of liquor in village, fee $800.  16. Randles, Andrew graduated, Allegheny Theological Seminary (U. P.),  Allegheny, Pa.  18.  Greenwood, Mrs. Betsey, building farm house, 28' x28', Bert Kopp builder.
004 1905 014 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY cont.-May 18th Cont.-marriage, Taber, Lorenzo to Edwards, Louise, Glen Ellyn, by Bigley.  19.  Basketball game, Hinckley 4, Waterman 8.  Epworth League, Carpet Rag Sociable,  Edgar Hipple's new barn.  21.  Clinton Twp. Bible Society Annual Meeting.  25.  Vosberg, C.H., of Shabbona, building on B Street.  27.  Basketball game, Waterman 11, Shabbona 0.  30.  Potter, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac, golden weddin anniversary.  Memorial Day, Rev. Baldwin, North Clinton Cemetery, Rev. Morris, Johnson's Grove Cemetery.  June 1. New Baptist parsonage, cost $1865.85; Willis Rowley builder.  marriage, Dean, Fred and Kirkpatrick, Jessie by Rev. Dunlap. 3. Johnson's Grove Cemetery Assoc. meeting.  Birth, boy to Gordon, Mr. and Mrs. Albert, died later.  4.  Bacccalaureate sermon, Rev. George Dunlap, text Eccles. 10:10.  Death, Watson, Reider W.  5.  Reception, for Dean, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dean, at home of Dean, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Dean.  6. Birth, son, Chauncey Preston to Broughton, Ben and Alice (Cleveland).  Auction, Albert Hinds Farm, 78 acres, $118.25, Watney, Tobias buyer.  
004 1905 015 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY June cont. 7. Death, Long, Mrs. Delia, at daughter's home, Mrs. Kate Low, born Mar. 20, 1824.  Marriage, Freeman, Victor E. and Dougall, Lillian Cecilia, both of Chicago.  Marriage, McCleery, George F. and Howison, Mrs. Martha (Randles), by Rev. Speer.  8. School picnic, Pritchard's Grove, Primary and Intermediate departments of public schools.  9.  Waterman School Ninth Annual Commencement.  10. Barn Raising, McCleery, John Jr., 42' x62', began June 2, finished August 8, W. Swanson, builder.  11. Death, Cash, Mrs. Emma.  Death, Johnson, Oliver P., West Brooklyn, Ill.  12. Death, Mosher, Charles W.  13-14 Birth, twins, boy Emile born June 13 and boy Ernest born June 14 to Grandadam, Emile and Leona (Martin).  13. Prohibitionist, Chafin, E. W., Waterman speech.  14. Marriage, Pierson, Rev. Raymond Griffith and Hequembourg, Agatha Draper, by Rev. Walker of Philadelphia.   15.  Alumni Association, moonlight picnic, Norton's Grove.  Burlington Railroad surveying south of Waterman village, attempt to shorten the road and avoid the heavy grade west of Waterman, Death, Mrs. Root, Walnut.  18.  Township Annual Sunday School Convention, Presbyterian Church.  20. Death, Boyd, John of Sandwich.  
004 1905 016 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY June cont. 25. Formhalls, Miss Carrie, speaker from Mary Holmes Seminary, West Point, Miss., Presbyterian Ch.  26. Birth, girl, Ruth Yaquina, to Kirkpatrick, Mervin H. and Alice (Gibbons), Newport, Oregon.  Marriage, Roche, M. F. and Lyons, Louise at St. Mary's Church, DeKalb.  28. Marriage, Beiler, Carl Herman and Fuller, Orra May by Rev. Baldwin.  Death, Mrs. Mary Jane Terry, Aurora.  29. Stryker, Orivs, hauling lumber, new barn.  Birth and death, boy to Miller, Mr. and Mrs. August, didn't live.  30. Ice cream sociable, McCleery, John's new barn.  Fire, barn, Mrs. H. Daley's farm, west of Waterman.  JULY 4. 50th Anniversary, Greenwood, Mr. and Mrs. C.F.  5. Death, Patten, Julia Leifheit, State Center, Iowa.  6. Death following appendicitis operation, Hoff, Lawrence Opal, (b. Aug. 22, 1899), son of Hoff, Albert and Annie (Hanson) of Odebolt, Iowa.  Birth, girl Jean Elizabeth, to Wiltse, Ralph and Mary (Hubbard), DeKalb.  7.  Silver medal contest, DeKalb, Dollie Greene, Waterman contestant.  Birth, boy, to Leifheit, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest.  11. Death, Mrs. David E. Orr.  Birth, girl, Arlene to Porter, William J. and Gala (Saussier) Harvey, Ill.  
004 1905 016b 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY -Photo Page, Byron Percival Greenwood,
004 1905 017 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY July cont. 12. Death, Mrs. Frank B. Colton, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  13. Death, Lorenzo Abby.  16. Birth, boy, James to Howison, Charles and Bessie (Warner), Sandwich.  Death, A. M. Stewart.  Marriage, Moore, J. W. to Howison, Margaret.  18. Birth, girl, Mary Esther to McDougall, Duncan S. and Bertha (Graham), Sugar Grove.  Birth, boy, Robert Alvin to Bean, Arthur and Alpha (Fuller).,  21. Epworth League, Backward Sociable, Dr. P.E.N. Greeley's home, receipts $24.00.  22. Birth, girl, Mary Elizabeth to Beveridge, Alexander W. and Mary (Maxwell).  Birth, boy to Dannewitz, Albert and Carrie (Leifheit) Somonauk.  25. Burglary, G. M. Hill's, $29.82 cash.  Birth, boy to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lane.  Birth, boy to Gates, Mr. and Mrs. Fred.  26. Mysterious disappearance, Frank Wiltberger, Crystal Lake, Not discovered or brought home until October 1.  Marriage, Swendsen, Christian M. and Peterson, Albertina, DeKalb.  27. Birth, boy to Sawyer, Nicholas and Lottie R. (Thompson).  29. Birth, boy George Wilson to Huff, Albert and Martha (Cross).  Birth, boy to Langkamp, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B.  August 3. B.Y.P.U., ice cream social, G. G. Congdon's.  
004 1905 018 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY August cont. 3. Ladies Aid Society, Presbyterian, picnic, Somonauk grove.  4. W.C.T.U. medal contest, Methodist Church, Medal won, Deborah Hart of Milan.  5. Tent show, LaMont Brothers'.  Birth, boy, Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs. W.J.  6. Miss Musson, speaker, Methodist Church, work of deaconessess.  8. Marriage, Rev. Morton Parsons and Abbie C. Kellogg, at Elma, Washington.  9. Death, Elsa Bertha Rissman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rissman.  Marriage, A. Vere Martin and Mrs. Della Stiles Brockman at Wheaton.  10. Birth, son to Duell, Mr. and Mrs. H. R.  12. Birth, girl Ethel Mae to Nehring, Henry and Matilda (Adam) Nehring.  14. Birth, girl Mary Genevieve to Thompson, John S. and Mary B. (McAllister).  Putman, Charles, sold blacksmith shop to Specht, August.  23. Marriage, Space, Ralph U. of Lyndon, Kan.  to Robinson, Camilla A.  Death, Dienst, Sadie.  25. Japanese social, U.P. Church.  Death, Kahle, George Christian August.  26. Death, Colton, William.  27. Birthday, 73rd, Marshall, Mrs. John, Friends and Relatives.  29. Death, Garfield, H. Julia, Sherman Hospital, Elgin.  31. Social, Mrs, Margaret McCleery's.  Birth, boy, Stanley Leroy to Ott, Charles and Anna E. (Raymond).  
004 1905 019 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY - SEPTEMBER- 3. Death, Heun, Violet J., (b. April 5, 1904) daughter of Fernando and Maude M. (Gohring) Heun, Eldora, Iowa.  Kit Carson bought a Rambler automobile.  4. Waterman School Opened.  5. Death, Grandadam, Emile, b. June 13, 1905.  6. Twenty-ninth annual Old Settlers' Picnic, Norton's Grove.  9. Union Sunday School Picnic, Pritchard's Grove.  Basketball team held basket Sociable.  Birth, child to Mrl and Mrs. Burke, of Carlton.  Birthday celebration, 84th, Giles, Mrs. Emeline.  12. Birth, boy William Donald to Drake, Walter A. and Minnie (Sarbaugh).  Marriage, Hardy, Jesse C. to Huey, Carrie M. by Rev. Baldwin.  16.  Death, unknown negro mendicant, deaf and dumb, killed on railroad two miles east of Waterman.  17. Annual Picnic, Hartman Grove, Squaw Grove Lutheran Parochial School.  Marriage, Mosher, Arthur M. of DeKalb and Selleck, Fannie L. of Chicago.  19. Birth and Death, boy, son of Hipple, David F. and Daisy A. (Woods)  20. Birth, boy, Roger Low to McGill, Charles B. and Jessie Maud (Low).  25. Birth, boy, Merle Lewis to Giles, Frank and Harriet (Lewis ).  Election of officers, Methodist Sunday School.  27. Birth, boy to Fraser, Lyman and Nellie (Cross).  30.  Death, Duffy, Lawrence.         
004 1905 020 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY - OCTOBER- 3. Lecture Course 1, Chicago Glee Club.  Birth and death, boy to Milburn, Mr. and Mrs. Preston.  4. Death, Howison, William.  Death, Mrs. Wolcott.  4-11. Rock River Conference, Freeport, Rev. Lovejoy assigned to Waterman Church.  7.  Birth, boy to Troeger, Mr. and Mrs. Henry.  Death, child, Weilert, Clifford, born Sept, 20, 1903, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Weilert.  14. Band Social.  Death, Hay, James of Wall Lake, Iowa.  15. New House, Baldry, C. W., two story, 8 rooms, basement, attic, cost, $8000., work by W. A. Rowley.  16. Birth, girl to O'Connor, John and Kittie (McCormick).  18. Farewell Recetion, Rev. Baldwin.  19. Marriage, Darnell, Roy and Gerlach, Mattie by Rev. Fletcher DeClark.  Marriage, Puckett, William N. of Spring Valley and Wheeler, Myrtle C. of Elva, by Rev. J. E. Morris.  21. Basketball game, Waterman, 7, Plano, 3.  Birth, boy, Howard Raymond to Herrick, Guy and Ella (Glenn).  Death, George Keene.  22. Death, Mrs. James Beveridge.  25.  Marriage, Erickson, Charles and Day, Bertha by Rev. Morris.  26. Death, Anton Peterson.  Death, Charles Stram.  28. Basketball Game, Waterman 4, Plano 2.  Death of Robert Schofield, born March 2, 1904 to  Lee and May (Rollins) of Roswell, N. M.  
004 1905 021 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY - October-Cont.- 29.  Birth, girl, Grace born to Souder, Harry M. and Susie  (Graham).  30. Death, Mrs. Jane Beveridge at Sioux Falls, S. D.  31. Reception, Rev. Lovejoy and family.  C. E. Society, (Presbyterian), Halloween social, at Mr. and Mrs. James H. Kirkpatrick.     NOVEMBER-3. Second Lecture, Rev. Wickersham, "Chickens Come Home to Roost."  Death, daughter of George Hutter, near Somonauk, accidentally killed being caught in wheel of her father's load of corn.  New House, C. Street, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Wakefield.  Marriage, Hall, Charles S. and Johnson, Bertha at DeKalb.  10. Marriage, Fuller, Robert and Ramsey, Mattie of Plano.  Death, Grandadam, Ernest, born June 14, 1905.  Death, Hinds, Alexander.  Death, Packard, Newton.  11. Basketball Game, Waterman 7, Hinckley 2.  12. Death, Mrs. Chester Henry.  Birth, girl, Mabel Maria to Brown, Gail and Hattie (Peterson).  14. Epworth League, Chrysanthemem show.  14. Parsonage completed, Squaw Grove Lutheran, two story, cost $2000., work by Burket.  18. Death, Rochford, Patrick.  New house started, Congdon's Additon, Enos Kopp,.
004 1905 022 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY - NOVEMBER Cont.- 20. Birth, son, to McElroy, Mr. and Mrs. of Carlton.  24.  Birth, son to McCormick, Daniel and Louisa (Marrin).  Waterman Woman's Club entertained by Hinckley Woman's Club. 30. Union Thanksgiving Service, Presbyterian Church, Rev. Morris of Baptist church preached, Text: Ps 107:8.  Greeley Family Reunion, Anthony Darling's home, 48 present.  DeKalb Review announces candidacy of S. M. Henderson for county clerkship.  -DECEMBER- 2. Annual election, T. S. Terry Post No. 463 G. A. R. Birth, boy, Clifford Wayne to Coy, DeForrest and Cassie (Quilhot).  3. Birth, girl, Gertrude Lola to Chantrill, John and Rosa (Foster), Shabbona Grove.  4. Wedding Anniversary, 58th, Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Matteson.  5. Birth, girl Genelle Gertrude, to Fuller, Charles and Eugenie (Normandin).  Death, Edwin A Fuller.  6. Marriage, Wood, Leonard and Israel, Celinda.  6-15. Special Meetings at Baptist Church with Rev. Dent of Joliet.  8. Bazaar, third annual, Presbyterian Church.  8-9. Anniversary, Golden, Mr. and Mrs. E. P, Rowley celebrated.  9. Birth, boy, Clifford Edward to Boekenhauer, Edward and Laura (Kettler).  
004 1905 023 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY - DECEMBER Cont.- 9. Birth, boy to Mr. and Mrs. Ben Thompson.  11. Third Lecture Course, Chicago Lyceum Quartette.  13. Robnolt, W. S., Public sale, livestock, machinery 14. Methodist Church, Ladies Aide Soc., chicken pie dinner, proceeds $38.58.  Public sale, Harry Herr, livestock, farm machinery.  15. County W. C. T. U. Institute, Silver Medal Contest, Waterman, Medal winner, Hart, Deborah of Lee.  16. Birth, boy, Oakley Donald, to Myers, Edward J. and Nora (Weilert).  17. Speaker, Rev. Eberhardt, Chicago, State Worker, Anti-Saloon League, Waterman.  Birth, boy, John McLaughin, to Carson, John and Cynthia (McLaughlin).  Birth, boy, to Enos and Anna (Beiler) Kopp.  18. Birth and death, girl, Kauffman, William and Eva Louise (Harrison).  20. Death, Howison, James, born July 16, 1905.  Birth, boy, Samuel Franklin, to Forrer, Chris and Cora (Minich).  21. Marriage, Leifheit, Charles and Hartman, Minnie, by Rev. Kroeger.  22. Death, Mrs. Marian Lamblez.  Birth, girl, Gwendolyn Louise, to Simmons, J. B. and Anna C. (Cleveland), Dallas Center, Iowa.  23. Christmas Exercises, Presbyterian Church.  Methodist Sunday School, cantata, "Santa's Success."  25. Marriage, Toenniges, Prof. C, Frederick and Patten, Elizabeth of DeKalb, by Rev. Tompkins.
004 1905 024 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY - DECEMBER Cont. 27. Fire, Charter Grove Post Office, Darnell, L. W. postmaster.  28. Presbyterian Ladies' Aid Society annual elections.  Presbyterian Missionary Soc. Held annual election.  29. Modern Woodmen, oyster supper, Masonic Hall.  Birth, boy, Thomas E. to McCormick, Edward and Sadie (Duffy).  30. Home Talent Entertainment,  United Presbyterian Church, proceeds $30.00.  Death, Rev. Floyd C. Allen.  United Presbyterian Annual Meeting.  31. Presbyterian Church, Annual Praise Service and roll call.    ERRATA ET ADDENDA. 1903 Sept. 30 Marriage of Miller, Crellan of Teeterville, Canada  and Huff, Minnie, in Chicago.   1904 Feb. 27 Birth, girl, Lolita Virginia, to Myers, Edward J. and Nora (Weilert)  Aug. 31 Birth, boy, Vincent Ernest, to Lugo, Joseph and Nellie (Satterlee).  Dec. 31 New millinery store, Miss Grace Roberts.          
004 1905 024b 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - Illustration Page-Class of 1889.  William J. Fulton, Frank Coulter, George Fulton, Floyd C. Allen, John S. Congdon
004 1905 025 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - LORENZO ABBY, No children, New York native, Somonauk area, m. Alma A. Collins  FLOYD CHARLES ALLEN, son of Charles Freeman Allen and Ellen Greeley, decended from Fullers and Greeleys, born on Allen Farm, age 9 he confessed his faith at Methodist Church, 1889 he was one of 5 boys constituting Waterman's first graduation class, Jenning's Seminary, Aurora, Ohio Wesleyan Univ., graduated with A. M. "called to God," preached in Kansas, Chile, met Elma Wines, married 1901, spent 9 month leave in Waterman and Michigan, South American evangelists, 1905 dreaded disease caused him to try a 40 day sea voyage, San Francisco, California, Raymond Ranch, latre toLos Gatos Sanitarium, died there Dec. 30, 1905, remains to North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman.                       
004 1905 026 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - FLOYD CHARLES ALLEN cont. Jenning's Seminary, Aurora, Ohio Wesleyan Univ., graduated with A. M. "called to God," preached in Kansas, Chile, met Elma Wines, married 1901, spent 9 month leave in Waterman and Michigan, South American evangelists, 1905 dreaded disease caused him to try a 40 day sea voyage, San Francisco, California, Raymond Ranch, latre toLos Gatos Sanitarium, died there Dec. 30, 1905, remains to North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman.  MRS. JAMES BEVERIDGE-  Disbrow family tree included,
004 1905 027 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - MRS. JAMES BEVERIDGE -Cont. Disbrow family tree included, Elizabeth Disbrow, born Conn., 1826, came west 1848, Dec. 24, 1849 married James Hoy Beveridge, b. New York, Dec. 3, 1817, came west to DeKalb Co. in 1841, partnership with Alexander Patten in store at Freeland Corners, 1849 elected associate justice of DeKalb County and assessor in 1852,  
004 1905 028 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - MRS. JAMES BEVERIDGE -Cont.also in DeKalb County in 1852, elected circuit clerk and recorder, family moved to Sycamore, 1856 he was delegate to first Republican state convention, re-elected circuit clerk and recorder, 1864 elected state treasurer, family moved to Springfield, 1867 made State House Commissioner, served until office was abolished, 1879 family returned to the farm, Jan. 29, 1896 Mr. Beveridge died there, October 22, 1905 Mrs. Beveridge died there too, Ch. 1  Gertrude, b. Somonauk Twp. 1850, m. Lieut. O. A. Thompson U. S. A. in 1871, married R. E. Thompson in 1881, now living in Chicago.  Ch. 2 James Hoy, b. Somonauk Twp. July 6, 1852 and died Sept. 16, 1852, Ch. 3 Lois, b. Sycamore, Feb. 8, 1854, d. Sycamore, March 5, 1864,  Ch. 4 Merritt Hoy, b. Springfield June 17, 1869, married Isabelle Robinson, Sept. 1, 1904, lives on home farm. JANE MARTIN BEVERIDGE - Born in N. Y. March 16, 1821, m. Andrew Beveridge, May 17, 1841, (son of Andrew and Isabelle (Cummings) Beveridge), came to Somonauk twp. 1852, her home for 32 years, husband died 1883, 1884 she moved with last son to S.D.,  died there, 1905, remains brought to Somonauk, Oak Mound, children: 1. Isabella b. 1842, d. 1849, 2. Margaret, b. 1843, died Somonauk twp. 1856, 3. Andrew b. 1844, m.  Nina Dewey, lives in S.D., 4. Sarah Isabella, b. 1849, married Dr. S. C. VanAntwerp, died Ind. 1874, former pastor said, "The Beveridge home was one of the finest examples of a Christian home I have ever known."                
004 1905 029 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY John Boyd - Born in N. Y. 1825, Illinois in 1845, m. 1857 to Mary McGaughy Stewart who survives. (This page also quotes this family's history from The Salem Book 1894)
004 1905 030 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - JOHN BOYD Cont. John Boyd's family came to Sandwich 1881, he died 1905, result of an accident at Sandwich Manufacturing Co., survived 16 hours, one daug. Effie.  Mrs. Emma Cash-b. 1839 in England, marriage 1, Charlesworth, marriage 2, 1868 to A. Cash, America in 1882, Ch. 1. Thomas Charlesworth, England  2. Robert Charlesworth, Missouri, 3. William Charlesworth, Waterman, Walter Cash, Mrs. Luscomb, Mrs. Adams of Iowa.  Sarah Whitford Christie-b. Johnson's Grove, near Waterman, March 7, 1848, dau. of Cyrus Beeman and Laura (Carpenter) Whitford, granddaughter of William Whitford and Elizabeth Luther, married 1869 to Dr. William H. Christie, died Neb. Jan. 25, 1905.  Don Valentine Coleman- son of Stephen Decatur and Margaret Louisa (Fraser) Coleman, b. Somonauk twp. Feb. 14, 1875. 
004 1905 031 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - ANNA JOHNSON COLTON- b. 1849, Ohio, m. Frank B. Colton, son of William and Lucinda (Emery) Colton, music business, d. 1897, 3 children  WILLIAM COLTON- early generation information included here, cont. on p. 32. 
004 1905 032 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY -William Colton cont.-Four fifths of the page is Colton ancestory before William Colton is b. Lansing, Tompkins Co., New York, 1811, schooled in New York, m. 1837 to Lucinda Emery (who died in Jan. 1906 and whose biography will be in the next book).  
004 1905 032b 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - Illustration - Mr. and Mrs. William Colton
004 1905 033 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY -William Colton cont. William and Lucinda Colton, married 68 years, moved to Sugar Grove in 1846, Erie Canal to Great Lakes, to Chicago, Mrs. Colton's sister, Mrs. L. Benjamin came with, 1849 came to Clinton Twp., located on farm west of  town, home for 47 years, church services held in their home for several years, Members of Advent Church since 1854, 1897 retired to Waterman village, William died 1905.  Ch. Mary Lavina, b. 1839, unmarried, lives in Waterman. 2. Lucretia, b. 1841, d. 1847.  3. Sarah Ann, b. 1842, m. Charles Mosher in 1864, resides in Indiana.  4. Alice Maria, b. 1845, m. Charles Breed, m. G. P. Brookings, resides in Neb.  5. Franklin, b. 1848, (see preceding sketch).  6. William Luther, b. 1849, m. Nancy Asenath Smith, resides near DeKalb. 7. Samuel Chapman, b. 1855, d. 1871.  8. Carrie Lucinda, b. 1858, m. Irving Elmer, lives in Mo.  9. Charles Wesley, b. 1860, m. Helen Isabel Burr, lives in Marengo, IL. ROSANNA WALKER DOUGALL - b. 1852, Clinton twp., dau. of John Walker and Nancy Walls, cont. on p. 34.  
004 1905 034 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - ROSANNA WALKER DOUGALL - Cont. m. 1872 to John T. Dougall, Ch. 1, 1873, Eleanor Walker, Ch. 2, 1874, Thomas Cameron, Ch. 3, 1880, Robert Walls, Ch. 4, 1886, Lillian Cecilia.  Mrs. Dougall's remains at Oak Mound Cemetery, Sandwich.  NATHAN ELMER - b. 1898, son of Nathan Elmer and Mattie C. Miller, d. 1905.  MARY ELLEN MOREMAN FULLER - b. Ky. 1855, dau. of Silas and Lucy Moremann, m. 1877 to Edward Pate, d. 1884.  Dau. Mabel DeGroff.  Second m. , Edwin A. Fuller, 1889, moved to Plano, Ill., she died 1905.  Mr. Fuller had dau. Laura Sophronia in Clinton Twp. who married Lemuel Lincoln and lives in Plano, Ill.
004 1905 035 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - BYRON PERCIVAL GREENWOOD - b. Clinton twp. 1856 to Charles Fairchild and Catherine Jane (Darland) Greenwood, other Greenwood genealogy information on this page.
004 1905 036 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - JAMES HAY - Charles A. Hay, b. N. Y. and died there in 1888.  Son of James and Lois Hay, he m. 1876, in Waterman, to Jennie Walker, dau. of John and Nancy (Walls) Walker, b. 1857 in Waterman.  Ch. 1 James, b. 1880, Waterman, Ch. 2 Maggie, b. 1881, Waterman, m. 1900 to Neil Jensen. Ch. 3 Andrew, b. 1887, Ch. 4 Lois, b. 1888.  James, 1880, m. Carrie Weed, 1903, worked at Chicago Northwestern RR, Iowa, RR coal chute accident, traumatic peritonitis, d. 1905.  ELLEN ANN FRENCH HENRY - b. 1840, N.Y., came to DeKalb in 1841, married at Somonauk, 1860 to Chester Henry.  Moved to Iowa, 1898, she died there in 1905.   
004 1905 037 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY -  ELLEN ANN FRENCH HENRY - cont. Ch. Of Mr. and Mrs. Henry, Ch. 1 Gilbert, b. 1861, m. Nora McEachron.  Ch. 2. Anna Belle, b. 1863.  Ch. 3 Sarah E. b. 1864, m. William J. French.  Ch. 4 John Blair, b. 1867, m. Maude Stoakes.  Ch. 5 Mary Ellen, b. 1875, m. 1902 to Albert McCleery.  Ch. 6 Frank, died Somonauk, Ill.  FANNIE RICHARDSON HINDS - more than half page of background genealogy, her parents had 11 children,  Ch. 1 Betsey b. 1801, m. Mark Borland.  Ch.2 Asa, b. 1803, m. Almira Maybee.  Ch. 3 Eleanor (or Lanar) b. 1805, m. Charles Low, died 1896 at Waterman.  Cont. on p. 38.  
004 1905 038 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - FANNIE RICHARDSON HINDS - Cont. - Ch. 4 Tamar, b. 1808, m. Samuel Marsh, d. 1813.  Ch. 5 Anna b. 1810, d. 1813.  Ch. 6 Matthew Benson, b. 1811, m. Rachel Penrose.   Ch. 7 William b. 1813, m. Clarissa Vinsan, d. Wis.  8. Jane b. 1816, m. Lyman Dafo and John Barker, d. Waterman, Ill.  Ch. 9  Zadok b. 1818, m. Mercy Jane Balcom, d. Ohio.  Ch. 10 Mary, b. 1820, m. Joel Rogers, d. Canada.  Ch. 11 Fannie, b. 1824 Ontario, m. Albert Hinds, 1849 settled in Clinton Twp. after coming by wagon from Ontario, notable home, neighbors came for coffins, bricks and tiles were made there, the famous Marsh harvestor built here, Ch. 1. Emily, born 1845, Canada, d. 1846.  Ch. 2 Gilbert Lafayette, b. 1846, d. 1847.  Ch. 3 Albert b. 1848, m. Ida Carlson.  Ch. 4 William Richardson b. 1852 in Clinton Twp., m. Mary Eliza Ward.  Ch. 5. Carlos Wallace b. Clinton twp. 1864, m. Sarah Ann Booth, d. 1893 in Belvidere, IL.  Ch. 6 Orvis, b. 1864 in Clinton twp., m. Alice Janette Tucker, lives in Crookston, Minn.     
004 1905 039 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - FANNIE RICHARDSON HINDS - Cont. -  Ch. 3, Albert, became a millwright, cabinet maker, came to Ill. in 1847, moved 30 days westward with his family, also his brother in law Samuel Marsh and his family, settled two and one-half miles west of Waterman, then to the Johnson's Grove Farm in 1867, carried on farming in summer, cabinetry and undertaking in the winter, then wagon making and carriage manufacture.  Pioneer in sorghum syrup manufacturing, manufacturing drain tiles at time of death.  Died in Waterman, 1887.  Fannie Richardson, early years in Canada woods, hunting with brothers, affiliated with Second Advent Church, d. Waterman, 1905.   WEALTHY DAVIS HOAGLAND - b. Penn. 1827, daug. of Samuel and Zada (Smith) Davis, m. 1844, second wife of Absalom Wilcox, son of Benjamin and Charity (Everette) Wilcox.  Children: Ch. 1 Gurdie, b 1845, m. John F. Greeley, lived in Ohio.  Ch. 2 Clara, b. 1846, m. Anthony Darling, lives in Waterman. Ch. 3 Helen, died as a child.  Mr. Wilcox died, 1847.  In 1852 Charity m. David Hoagland (See Year Book 1904), one son, Jay D.  Hoaglands came to Waterman in 1893, he died in 1904, she in 1905.  They were Methodists. 
004 1905 040 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - WILLIAM HOWISON - b. Scotland 1821, son of George and Margaret (Brown) Howison, came to U.S. in 1834, N.Y., 1844 came to DeKalb Co., then Clinton Twp., m. 1855 to Katharyn Walls.  Ch. 1 Jamis A. b. 1856, d. 1182.  Ch. 2 William J., b. 1858, Ch. 3 Robert W. b. 1860.  Ch. 4 George W. b. 1862, d. 1904 at Bartonville, Ill., Ch. 5 Albert, b. 1865.  Ch. 6 Mary M., b. 1868, d. 1896.  Mrs. Howison d. 1887, Mr. Howison d. 1905.  He was highway commissioner and school director, both United Pres.  OLIVER P. JOHNSON -First settler in Clinton Twp. b. 1812 in N. Y.  Family of pioneers, father pioneered in Erie Co., N. Y., left there in 1820 to come to Sangamon Co., Ill.  (this page has additional info on Charles and Oliver Johnson in Boston.)  
004 1905 040b 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - Illustration Page, Oliver and Elizabeth (Ross) Johnson.
004 1905 041 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - OLIVER P. JOHNSON - Cont. from Sangamon Co. to McHenry Co. , near Hennepin, m. 1833 to Elizabeth Ross, dau. of Joseph Ross, an early Paw Paw Twp. settler, Ch. 1 Joseph b. 1834.  Ch. 2 Elizabeth, b. 1836.  Ch. 3 Charles C. b. 1838.  Ch. 4 Carrie G. b. 1843, d. 1880.  Ch. 5 Oliver P. b. 1852 (This sketch.) Ch. 6 James P. b. 1852, lived in Amboy.  Ch, 7 little girl died in infancy.  Oliver's settlement at Johnson's Grove is estimated at 1835.  He stayed until 1838, moved to Melugin's Grove, Lee County, then in 1892 to West Brooklyn where he died in 1892, his wife died in 1895.  Child 5, Oliver P. (1848) was born in Melugin's Grove.  Page 42- m. 1871 to Mary Morey,dau of Edwin Morey, Lee Center, eight children.  Oliver P. died 1905.  (!/2 of this page is devoted to J.P. Johnson's (Child 6) memories of his dad.  "O. P. Johnson was m. 1833 in Ross Grove, settled in Johnson's Grove the same year, the Johnsons attented the first Old Settlers' Picnic, 1877, and he claimed at that event to have settled at the grove in 1834.  R. M. Pritchard's published letters state the Johnson's settlement as 1835.  Mr. Pritchard was born in 1830 and his father bought Johnson's claim when he left it.  Mr. Pritchard's exactness and known intelligence favor his dates.  Opposed to the earlier dates:  History of LaSalle Co., Vol. 2, p. 168, speaking of Adams twp. says "In the same year (1834) Messrs. Ross and Johnson made some improvements on the south side of the grove, but sold it and left the next year."  This seems to favor Mr. Pritchard's date.  The same volume page 885, says "The first marriage (in Adam's Twp.) was that of O. P. Johnson and wife.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. George Bags"  Further the first settlers of Paw Paw twp. (Ross Grove) came early in 1835 and "Joseph Ross," says the DeKalb Co. Album, "was among the pioneers of 1836."
004 1905 042 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - OLIVER P. JOHNSON - Cont. see also previous page - Oliver P. m. 1871 to Mary Morey,dau of Edwin Morey, Lee Center, eight children.  Oliver P. died 1905. AUGUST S. JOHNSON - b. 1841 Salby, Sweden, confirmed at 14, came to America 1870, worked for farmers in U. P. Church area, member of U.P.,  also known as August Blomquist, never married, d. at John Fuller's home, 1905. 3 sisters in Minnesota, one in Sweden.  GEORGE CHRISTIAN AUGUST KAHLE - b. 1841 in Aventshausen, Germany.  Came to America 1867, settled near Hinckley, lately an inmate of half-brother August Borchers.  Unmarried, d. 1905.  GEORGE M. KEENE - son of William H. and Emily (Pulver) Keene, b. 1856 in Victor Twp., d. 1905.  m. 1881 to Linda Merritt (dau. of Nathaniel and Sophronia (Taylor) Merritt.  Ch. 1 Harry L. b. 1883  Ch. 2 Clyde C. b. 1884  Ch. 3 Myrtie E. b. 1886.  Ch. 4 Edith E. b. 1890.  Ch. 5 Hattie B. b. 1891.  Ch. 6 Floyd E. b. 1893.  Ch. 7 Clarence H. b. 1895.  Ch. 8 Pearl E. b. 1897.  Ch. 9 Gladys I. b. 1899.  Ch. 10 Ivan B. b. 1902.  All are living.    
004 1905 043 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY -  MRS. MARIAN LAMBLEZ - d. 1905 at the home of her son, Xavier Lamblez south of Waterman, 74 years old, husband died in France, son John lives in Ottawa.  PATRICK LINAHON - b. 1824 in Ireland, son of John and Mary Ann Linahon.  m. 1847 to Melissa B. Burritt.  Came to Ill. in 1854, settled on farm west of Pritchard's Grove.  Ch. 1. b. 1850, unnamed dau., died the same day.  Ch. 2 Almey S. b. 1852, died 1875 in Shabbona Grove.  Ch. 3 Mary A. b. 1854, m. Irving Carman, lives in Chic.  Ch. 4. Caroline B. b. 1857, m. Richard Cadwell, then m. John E. Hyde, lives in Sycamore.  Ch. 5 Elizabeth, b. 1859, m. Fremont Gates, d. 1892.  Ch. 6 John Henry b. 1861, m. Jennie McGuiness, lives in Iowa.  Ch. 7 Harriet D. b.1863, m. Andrew Stover, then m. Fred W. Moore, lives in Chicago.  Ch. 8 Francis, b.1865, m. Mary J. Horton, lives in Sycamore.  Mrs. Linahon d. 1872, he remarried Mrs. John Mandeville (Sarah Scott) d. 1901.  Mr. Linahon d. 1905 at dau.'s home, Chic. 
004 1905 044 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - ALVA C. LOWE - b. 1860, Sandwich, son of Dr. Enoch and Eliza J. (Bantham) Lowe.  m. 1883 to Helena (Brandenberg) Smith, b. 1862.  Ch. 1 Harry C. b. 1885.  Ch. 2 Charles F. b. 1894, d. 1899.  Ch. 3 Donald G. b. 1901.  Alva died 1905, Sandwich, Ill., shot himself through the heart during severe melancholia.  CHARLES W. MOSHER - b. New York, 1861, son of Edwin L. Mosher and Mercy A. Waterbury.  m. 1881 to Ella M. Rollins, dau. of G.W. Rollins and Helen A. Gardner.  Ch. 1 Lee Mosher, Ch. 2 Mrs. Grube, Ch. 3 Ethel,            Ch. 4 Ray,  Ch. 5 Clarence,  Ch. 6 Elsie.  After marriage, lived in Iowa for 4-5 years, returned to Afton Twp. ever since, died 1905, Prohibitionist, Baptist.  ALTA HALL ORR - d. 1905 at Peoria, mother of 5, 36 years old, m. Mr. Orr about 16 years ago.  NEWTON S. PACKARD - see next page. 
004 1905 045 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - NEWTON S. PACKARD - cont. from previous page.  Living in West Pullman, Ill., died suddenly in 1905, survived by wife and two daughters at West Pullman, son at Belvidere.  JULIA LEIFHEIT PATTEN - dau. of William Leifheit, Jr., Iowa, died 1905.  ANTON PETERSON - b. Denmark, 1848, son of Peter Hansen, America in 1874.  1877 m. Mary Anderson, dau. of Anders A. Jensen and Anna C. Madson.  Ch. 1 Anders Peter, b. 1878.  Ch. 2 Anna Kristine, b. 1879, m. 1901 toPeter E. Jensen, lives in Iowa.  Ch. 3 Johanna Katrine, b. 1880 in Sandwich, m. 1905 to Gail G. Brown, lives in DeKalb.   Ch. 4 Albertina Tomina, b. 1882, d. 1885 in Sandwich.  Ch. 5 Albertina, b. 1884, m. 1904 to Christian M. Swendson, lives in Afton Twp.  Ch. 6 Martin, b. 1886, living in DeKalb.  Ch. 7 Niels, b. 1888, at home.  Ch. 8 William, b. 1890, at home.  Ch. 9 Elizabeth, b. 1893, at home.  Ch. 10 Margaret, b. 1895, at home.  Ch. 11 Christian, b. 1897, at home.  Ch. 12 Elmer, b. 1899, at home.  Ch. 1-2 b. at Freeland, Ch. 3-7 b. at Sandwich, Ch. 8 at Big Rock, Ch. 9-12 b. in Victor Twp.  Anton d. 1905, at his home in Afton, he farmed and dug ditches.  ANNA PEARCE PHILP - b. England, 1845.  dau. of Thomas Pearce and Sarah Beckerly, 1872 to America.  m. 1872, Ottawa, to Henry Philip.
004 1905 046 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - ANNA PEARCE PHILP - cont. m. 1872 to Henry Philp, son of John and Jane (Rowe) Philp, b. 1846 in England, came to America 1871.  Ch. 1 Arthur, b. 1873 in Northville, LaSalle Co. Ill. , died in infancy.  Ch. 2 Sara J., b. 1874 in Northville, LaSalle Co., Ill.,  m. 1897 to Mahlon Meeker, lives in Neb,  Philp family lived near Waterman 1880-1887, moved to Neb. where Anna d. 1905.  Meth. member for 33 years.  ALBERT H. PHILLIPS - b. 1829 in  N.Y., father Truman Phillips. m. 1853 to Caroline Owens.  1858 the came to DeKalb Co., Clinton Twp., wife died 1903, he died 1905.  He was commissioner of highways, 1865-68, moved into Waterman village, held several offices, retired from farming, then engaged as livestock dealer.  HENRY CHRIST LOUIS REINGARDT - b. Hanover, Germany, 1829.  1851 m. Friederika Wickman, Ch. four sons, two daughters, dau. 1. Mrs. Henry Deinst dau. 2. Mrs. Henry Hartman died 14 years ago.      
004 1905 047 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - HENRY CHRIST LOUIS REINGARDT - cont.  1870 Mr. and Mrs. Reingardt emigrated with family to Kendall Co., 2 1/2 years later to Squaw Grove twp., 1881 they settled in Clinton Twp. 3 miles NE of Waterman, Mr. Reingardt d. 1905, survived by three sons, twenty-five grandchildren, four greatgrandchildren.  PATRICK ROCHFORD - b. 1838 in  Ireland, son of Thomas and Mary (Dwyer) Rochford.  Came to America, 1863, two years at Sterling, then settled in Shabbona Grove, DeKalb Co., m. 1870 to Bridget Butler, b. Ireland, came to America at 21, 7 children, second and third in Clinton Twp. , the rest in Shabbona Grove, Ch. 1 Thomas P. b. 1871, Ch 2 Mary b. 1873,  Ch. 3 William B. b. 1874,  Ch. 4 Frank, b. 1876,  Ch. 5 John b. 1878, all living at Shabona Grove.  Ch. 6 Joseph, b. 1881, d. 1898.  Ch. 7 Margaret, b. 1883, d. 1897.  Mr. Rochford d. 1905, the result of an accident while driving his rig, he accidently tipped over, broke several ribs, never recovered, although out in the yard a bit and just came inside.  Catholic faith.  MRS. ROOT - lived near Waterman soon after village started, d. at Walnut, Ill., remains brought back to Waterman, and interred at North Clinton cemetery, 1905.  
004 1905 048 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - ELLEN PRESCOTT SEELEY - Family traces to England, family traced back to 1500's, 1763 brought Joshua Prescott to N. H., U. S. A., his son Daniel, b 1764, m. 1789 to Relief Eaton, dau. Mary Prescott, b. 1790, m. Benjamin Boardman, ancestor of DeKalb Boardmans.  
004 1905 048b 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - ILLUSTRATION PAGE - D. H. Hoagland (sketch p. 39), Mrs. D. H. Hoagland (sketch p. 39), A. H. Phillips (see p. 46), Mrs. A. H. Phillips (See page 46.) 
004 1905 049 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - ELLEN PRESCOTT SEELEY - Cont. - Daniel Moulton Prescott, b. 1800, m. 1821 to Hernrietta Harrington, m. 1832 to Elizabeth Childs, he died Shabbona Grove, 1865.  Came to DeKalb Co. 1849, settled near the Kirkpatrick creamery, 1856 moving to Johnson's Grove, drummer in the War of 1812, children were musical.  Children with Henrietta Harrington:  Ch. 1 Eliza, b. 1822, m. E. J. Wood, d. 1901.  Ch. 2 William R., b. 1824, m. Almira R. Wilmarth.  Ch. 3 Henry b. 1827, m. Esther McNish.  Ch. 4 Franklin  b. 1829, d. 1842  Children with Elizabeth Childs: Ch. 5 Melvin E. m. Mary Mosher.  Ch. 6 Edwin A. b. 1835, died unmarried.  Ch. 7 Ellen L. b. 1837 (subject of this sketch) m. 1858 to Anson H. Seeley, d. 1905.  Ch. 8 Mary S. b. 1839, m. William Wheeler.  Ch. 9 Anna E. b. 1845, m. ???? Abbott.  Ellen L. Prescott came west with her parents, during Johnson's Grove  Baptist Ch. Revival, she was converted and baptized Oct. 4, 1857 (See Johnson's Grove Church Records, p. 35).  Ch. 1 Edwin Anson, b. 1860, d. 1861.  Ch. 2 Henry Ellsworth b. 1863, d. 1865.  Ch. 3 Albert Grant, living in Malta.  Mr. Seeley was in Civil War, b. 1836, d. 1867.  Mrs. Seeley continued to live in Victor Twp, then to Shabbona for 10 years, 1899 purchased Waterman home, Jan. 21, 1900 transferred membership and joined  Waterman Methodist,  d. 1905. 
004 1905 050 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - ELLEN PRESCOTT SEELEY - Cont. - 1899 purchased Waterman home, Jan. 21, 1900 transferred membership and joined  Waterman Methodist,  d. 1905.   ALEXANDER MAXWELL STEWART b. Ohio, 1827, son of Elijah and Agnes (McGaughy) Stewart.  1839 removed to Ill., m. 1849 to Jane Collins, b. 1825 to John and Eleanor (Patterson) Collins, Spring 1856 Stewarts came to Franks, Ill., resided on a farm, 1896 moved to Sandwich.  Seven children, none survive th father.  d. 1905 in Sandwich.  CHARLES MAGNUS STRAM b. 1836 in Sweden, son of Magnus Magnuson, m. in Sweden 1859 to Emily Charlotta Johnson (see sketch Year Book 1902, p.23 for bio), 1864 came to America, lived in DeKalb, after 3 yrs. moved to Clinton Twp., 1881 joined Waterman Pres. Ch.,  
004 1905 051 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - CHARLES MAGNUS STRAM cont.  1895 retired from farming, transferred to Shabbona Cong. Ch., moved to Shabbona, Mrs. Stram d. 1902, Mr. Stram d. 1905, at home of his dau. Mrs. Charles Carlson.  Ch. 1 Sophia Matilda, b. Sweden 1860, m. William Zopher Smith in 1880s, lives in Lee.  Ch. 2 Augusta, b. Sweden 1863, d. DeKalb 1869.  Ch. 3 Charles John, b. Shabbona, 1865, m. 1891 to Josephine Harrison, resides in Wash.  Ch. 4  Amanda Juliet, b. 1868 Clinton twp., m. 1891 to Gustav Freitag, resides in Ore.  Ch. 5  Oscar Amel, b. 1871 Clinton twp., living in Shabbona.  Ch. 6  Ella Augusta, b. 1873 in Clinton twp., m.#1 1891 to Matt Pearson, m.#2 1893 to Ralph Trill, living in Ore.  Ch. 7.  Edward Augustus, b. 1875 Clinton twp., m. 1901 to Jessie Bull, living in Ore.  Ch. 8.  Maude Allety, b. 1878 in Clinton Twp., m 1900 to Rev. Milo Gardner Bentley, resides in Iowa.  Ch. 9  Nina Emily, b. 1881 in Clinton twp., m. 1903 to Charles L. Carlson, lives at Shabbona.  Ch 10 Jessie Elizabeth b. 1884 in Clinton Twp., living at Shabbona.  MARY JANE IRWIN TERRY b. 1829 in New York, dau. of James Irwin and Maria Gott.  m. 1848 in Clinton Twp. to Thomas S. Terry, b. 1819 in N. Y. , son of Erastus and Hannah (Scudder) Terry, d. 1868 at Earlville.  Veteran of Civil War, G.A.R. Post named in his honor.  Mrs. Terry d. 1905, at son's Aurora home.  Ch. 1 William W.  b. 1849, living in Oreg.  Ch. 2 Charles R. b. 1851, lives in Iowa.  Ch. 3  Althea H. b. 1853, m. Ira Smith, lives in Aurora.  Ch. 4.  Fred E. b. 1856, living in Aurora.  Ch. 5  Elias D. b. 1858, living in Aurora.  Ch. 6  Lincoln A. b. 1860, m. Ella V. Quinn, d. 1891 at Aurora.  Ch. 7.  Thomas S., b. 1864, living in Kansas. 
004 1905 052 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - MARY JANE IRWIN TERRY Cont. - Mrs. Terry d. 1905, at son's Aurora home.  Ch. 1 William W.  b. 1849, living in Oreg.  Ch. 2 Charles R. b. 1851, lives in Iowa.  Ch. 3  Althea H. b. 1853, m. Ira Smith, lives in Aurora.  Ch. 4.  Fred E. b. 1856, living in Aurora.  Ch. 5  Elias D. b. 1858, living in Aurora.  Ch. 6  Lincoln A. b. 1860, m. Ella V. Quinn, d. 1891 at Aurora.  Ch. 7.  Thomas S., b. 1864, living in Kansas. REIDER W. WATSON b. 1887 in Afton Twp. son of Lincoln Watson.  attended dist. school of Afton, with brother Chauncey entered DeKalb High School, 1904 failing health, d. 1905.  HELEN SUMMERS WHITFORD b. 1843 in Iowa to Laurel and Mary Ann (Parkhurst) Summers.  m. 1862 to Carlos P. Whitford, b. 1839 at Johnson's Grove, Clinton twp., son of Cyrus Beeman and Laura A. (Carpenter) Whitford.  (See Whitford sketch in Year Book 1904, p. 46)  Ch. 1 Charles L. b. 1865, d. 1865.  Ch. 2  Minnie  
004 1905 053 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - HELEN SUMMERS WHITFORD Cont.- Ch. 2 Minnie b. 1868 m. 1898 to Miller, Frank J., lives in Wis.  Ch. 3  George S. b. 1870, living in Mo.  Ch. 4  Mary Emma b. 1877, m. Charles F. Flinn, living in Oak Park, Ill.  Mrs. Whitford d. 1904 in Wis.  CLARA P. WOODS - b. 1863, Little Rock, Kendall Co. Ill., third child of David H. and Eliza A. (Perry) Woods,  1865 parents moved to Clinton twp., mother died 1890, father died 1898, converted and joined Methodist Ch., last six years of her life very ill, major surgery in 1900 at Pres. Hosp. Chicago, 1902 operated on in the home of Dr. P.E.N. Greeley, 1902 she and her brother William left the farm, moved to Waterman, 1903 another surgery with Dr. Greeley, d. 1905. 
004 1905 054 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including -DIRECTORY - Baptist Church - Org. 1856 - Pastor, John E. Morris, Notables:  Warren Robinson, Irene Whitford, Alexander Henderson, Drew Swift, Marvin Simpson, G.G. Congdon, F. P Robinson, Sunday School:  Mrs. John E. Morris, Ross Swift, Carrie Martin, Irene Whitford, Baptist Young People's Union: Irene Whitford, Carrie Congdon, Carrie Martin, Ross Swift 
004 1905 055 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including -DIRECTORY - Cont.United Worker's Society (no report),  Women's Missionary Society (no report),  Evangelical Lutheran Emanuel Church:  Pastor, F. Kroeger;  Parochial School Teacher and Organist: Prof. Chr. Heine.  Elders: John Schmidt, Charles Bowkenhauer, Henry Hartman.  Trustees:  August Borchers, Henry Temme, M. Rissman.  Methodist Episcopal Church:  Pastor:  C.C. Lovejoy, Trustees: Frank S. Greeley, D.A. Fuller, W. G. Potter, Frank Thorpe, D.J. Minnich.  Stewards:  C. F. Allen, A. Darling, L. G. Fuller, S. M. henderson, David G. Hipple, John W. Woods, Elmer Hipple, W. G. Potter, Carl Greeley, G. O. Greeley, John Mercer, J. A. Tallman, E. F. Deming.  Class Leaders:  A. J. McCaskey, Roy Wakefield.  Sunday School:  Election: Sept. 25, 1905.  Supt. S. M. Henderson, Ass't. F. S. Greeley, Sec. and Treas. Bessie Brown,  Ass't. Fred Beiler, 
004 1905 056 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including -DIRECTORY - Cont. Librarian: Guy Matteson.  Ass't. Robert Fuller.  Organist: Maude Phillips.  Chorister: Mabel Hipple.  Supt. of Home Dept. Maude Phillips.  Pres. of S.S. Missionary Society: Mrs. Emma Greeley.  Treasurer: Rose Greeley.  Epworth League Charter No. 3976- Date of Charter:1890  Pres. Robert Fuller.  First V.P. Harriet Brainerd.  Sec. VP Ida Woods.  Third VP: Rose Greeley.  Fourth VP: Mabel Hipple.  Sec. Elnora Potter.  Treas. Clarence Greeley.  organist: Mabel Hipple.  Chorister: Maude Phillips.  Delegates to International Convention, Denver, Louise Walker, Ida B. Woods.  Ladies' Aid Society.  pres. Mrs. Grace Lamb.  V-Pres. Mrs. Harriet Henderson.  Sec. Rose Greeley.  Treasurer, Carrie Fuller.  Woman's Foreign Missionary Soc.  
004 1905 056b 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - Illustration Page - FIVE GENERATIONS - Susie Graham Souder, Sarah Jane McCleery Graham, Margaret Graham McCleery, Sarah Williamson Graham, Grace Souder (baby)
004 1905 057 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - Directory cont. - PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - Organized 1864 as "Clinton Center Pres. Ch.- Pastor: George Dunlap. Elders: W.M. McFarlane, J. S. Kirkpatrick, J. M. Smiley, John C. Weber.  Trustees: A. C. Kauffman, William Nelson, John Harvey.  Sunday School: Supt. John C. Weber.  Sec.: Georgia Davenport.  Christian Endeavor.  Org. 1892, Pres. George Wallace, V.P. John C. Weber.  Sec. Kate Baldry.  Treas. Mollie Gunderson.  Corr. Sec. Mrs. J. S. Kirkpatrick.  Ladies' Missionary Soc.  Pres. Mrs. Sara H. Dunlap.  Sec./Treas. Mrs. ida Kirkpatrick.  Ladies' Aid Soc. Pres. Mrs. Leota Baldry, Sec. Mrs. Georgia Bradbury, Treas. Mrs. Agnes Nelson.  
004 1905 058 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - Directory Cont. - UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - Pastor: Joseph Andrew Spear.  Members of Session: T. H. Robinson, George Hoiwon, Ward McAllister, Frank P. Richey, Willliam Ferguson, Clerk George Howison.  Trustees: James Graham, Charles H. White, W.J. Randles.  Treas. Charles H. White.  Sunday School: Supt. R. J. McAllister.  Ass't Supt. Mabel Smith.  Sec./Treas: F. B. Kirkpatrick.  Young People's Christian Union. no report.  Junior Christian Union. no report.  Women's Missionary Society:  organ. 1875.  Pres. Mrs. R. J. McAllister.  VP Mabel Smith, Mrs Roy Randles, Sec. Mrs. Margaret Beveridge, Cor. Sec. Nora Graham.  Treas. Mrs. Harry Souder.  Magazine Agent: Janet McCleery.
004 1905 059 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - Directory Cont. - CLINTON TWP. SUNDAY SCHOOL ASSOC. Pres. Mary j. Macklin.  VP Mrs. F. P. Robinson.  Sec./Treas. Ida B. Woods.  Supt. Of Home Class: Carrie Fuller.  Supt of Primary Work: Mrs. J. S. Kirkpatrick.  CLINTON TWP. BIBLE SOCIETY Pres. S. M. Henderson, Sec. Sarah Mc Farlane, Treas. Mary J. Macklin.  WOMAN'S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE UNION - Waterman Society. No report.  Elva Society: Pres. Mrs. E. Noble.  V. Pres. Mrs. Rice.  Rec. and Cor. Sec. Mrs. E. Wilcox.  Treas. Mrs. L. Colton.  WATERMAN ALUMNI ASSOC.  org. 1901. Pres. Bertha Tallman '99.  Sec. Mabel Kirkpatrick, '04.  Treas. Jessie Leifheit, '99.  Class of 1905 Motto: Launched But Whither Bound"  Colors: Pink and Green. p. 60 Flower: rose Members: Willa A. Morrison, (salutatorian), Nina M. Robinson (valedictorian), Edna A. Stryker, Fred W. Whitford, Manley C. Whitford.
004 1905 060 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - Directory Cont. - WATERMAN WOMAN'S CLUB org. 1902, membership 46.  Pres. Mrs. S. M. Henderson, VP Mrs. John Morris. Sec. Miss Sara McFarlane, Treas. Harriet Braqinerd. Prog. Comm. Miss Carrie Fuller, Mrs. Frank Greeley, Miss M. J. Macklin, T.S. TERRY POST NO. 463 G.A.R. Org. 1884.  Officers: Comm. A.C. Kauffman, V. Com. S. D. Wesson.  Jun. V. Com. J. A. McCormick, quartermaster: H. W. Young. Surgeon: A. L. Wells. Chaplain: A. Darling. Officer of the day: John Mullins.  Off. of the Guard: A. U. Fuller.  Delegate: A. U. Fuller, Alt. A. Darling. 
004 1905 061 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - Directory Cont. - WATERMAN LODGE A.F.& A.M. NO. 728.  Master: W.M. McFarlane, Warden: Orvil Stryker, Warden, Soren Larsen, Sec. Glenn W. Bradbury. Treas. A. C. Kauffman.  Deacon: W. T. Wiltberger. Deacon: Paul E. N. Greeley.  Tyler, A. G. Heeg.  1875 Charter members now living: C. F. Greenwood, O. F. Matteson, E. P. Rowley.  WATERMAN CAMP NO. 1572 M. W. A. org 1892, 10 members.  Consul: J. G. Baker, Advisor: Charles Wagner. Banker: W. M. McFarlane.  Clerk: Glenn W. Bradbury.  Physician: Dr. P.E.N. Greeley. Escort: Fred Beiler.  Sentry: John Adams.  JOHNSON'S GROVE CEMETERY ASSOC. pres. Hiram Kirkpatrick. v. Pres. Mrs. Fred Brown.  Sec. Mrs. H. C. Pritchard.  Treas. Fred Brown. Directors: Emmett Deming, George Keene, S. M. Henderson.  Collector of taxes: Emmett Deming. 
004 1905 062 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - Directory Cont. - TOWN OF CLINTON - Supervisor, W. J. Randles. Clerk, W. E. Dean.  Assessor, Fred A. Brown.   Collector, Smith F. Fuller.  Commissioner of Hwys., A. C. Baie, 1903-1906.  William Reid, 1904-1907.  Theodore Johnson, 1905-1908.  Justices of Peace, George G. Congdon, 1905-1909.  Isaac Potter, 1905- 1909.  Constables, N. F. Davenport, 1905-1909.  T. H. Hinds, 1905-1909.  Trustees of Schools, W. G. Potter, 1903-1906.  T. H. Robinson, 1904-1907;  Henry A. Lamb, 1905-1908.  Thistle Commissioner, J. S. Kirkpatrick, 1905-1906.  VILLAGE OF WATERMAN - Pres. of Bd., S.M. Henderson, 1905-1906.  Trustees, T. H. Hinds, 1904-1905; George Hall, 1904-1906; J. S. Swanson, 1904-1906.  Glenn W. Bradbury, 1905-1907;  Soren Larsen, 1905-1907;  Walter Drake, 1905-1907.  Clerk, H. H. Homan, 1905-1906.  Police Magistrate, W. M. McFarlane, 1905-1906.  Village Treasurer,  R. R. Brown, 1905-1906.  Street Commissioner and Marshal,  A. H. Hall, 1905-1906.  Committees:  Finance, Bradbury, Drake, Hinds; License, Larsen, Swanson, Bradbury;  Building and Grounds, Larsen;  Health, President and Board; Misc., Hall, Drake, Bradbury.  WATERMAN SCHOOL - Principal, George M. Wallace.  Intermediate, Flora Nelson.  Primary, Edith Sarbaugh.    
004 1905 063 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - Directory Cont. - WATERMAN SCHOOL Cont.- Board of Directors: W. M. McFarlane (1903-1906),  E. P. Dean (1904-1907),  F. A. Brown (1905-1908.)  WATERMAN LECTURE COURSE COMMITTEE. (one rep from each of the three young people's church societies)  Chairman, Roy Wakefield.  Sec. and Treas., W. M. McFarlane.  Corr. Sec., Warren Robinson.  DeKalb COUNTY OLD SETTLERS' ASSOCIATION 30th Annual Picnic will be held Wednesday, Sept. 5, 1906.  Present Constitution adopted Sept. 4, 1901.  Pres. William Husk, Shabbona.  Sec./Treas. S. M. Henderson, Waterman.  Historian, G. E. Congdon, Waterman.  1905 BASKET BALL TEAM - Running forward, Maude A. Phillips.  Standing Forward, Catharine A. Baldry.  Centre, Bess B. Brown.  Running Guard, Carolyn M. Martin.  Standing Guard, Mary J. Beiler.  Officers:  Captain, Bess B. Brown.  Treas., Catharine A. Baldry.  ROYAL NEIGHBORS OF AMERICA.  Mulcahey Camp No. 2679, Waterman, Ill.  Chartered 1901.
004 1905 064 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - Directory Cont. - ROYAL NEIGHBORS OF AMERICA Cont. - Past oracle, Frances M. Adams.  Oracle, Mrs. H.J.F. Kirchhefer.  Vice Oracle, vacant.  Chancellor, Mrs. Whitford.  Recorder, Mrs. Frances M. Adams.  Receiver, Mrs. O. H. Carns.  Marshal and Sentinel, vacant; appt. each mtg.  Managers, Mrs. Greeley, Mrs. Tenney, Mrs. Carns.  Physician, Dr. P.E.N. Greeley.  CLINTON TWP. REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE -W. M. McFarlane, Chairman;  W. J. Randles,  S. M. Henderson.  S. M. Henderson is member of County Central Comm.
004 1905 064b 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - Illustration Page - four photos with captions:  CLARA P. WOODS See p. 53.  FANNIE RICHARDSON HINDS See Page 37.  REV. I. W. COREY Former Pastor Baptist Church.  REV. S. P. DAVIS Former Pastor Baptist Church.
004 1905 065 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including MISCELLANEOUS - OLD PEOPLE OF WATERMAN AND VICINITY.  Compiled Jan. 1, 1906  "I desire to include all Waterman people seventy-five years old.  If your name should be here and is not, let me know."  Sarah Williamson Graham, June 10, 1813 (Victor Twp.)  *Ephraim Jackson Wood, Apr. 1, 1815. *Lucinda Emery Colton, Aug. 16, 1818.  *John Morrison, March 11, 1819.  Harriet Shonts Swift, Nov. 16, 1819.  William H. Keene, March 4, 1820. (Victor Twp.)  *James Baremore, Mar. 17, 1820.  George W. Place, April 23, 1820.  Emeline Atkins Giles, Sept. 29, 1821.  Ezra Morgan Ames, June 5, 1822.  Henry Challand, Feb. 3, 1823.  *Elizabeth Lang Bradbury, Oct. 16, 1823.  Elizabeth Lang Irving, Feb. 14, 1824.  Oscar Fitzaland Matteson, Aug. 1, 1825.  Martha Davis, Dec. 25, 1825.  *John C. Beveridge, Feb. 3, 1826 (Victor Twp.).  *Timothy Holden Hinds, June 18, 1826.  Enoch P. Rowley, Apr. 18, 1827.  Julia Ann Thomas, June 4, 1827.  Hiram Kirkpatrick, July 23, 1827.  William Gibbons, Dec. 22, 1827.   (*= Died since Jan. 1, 1906 and before pub.  Biographies later.) 
004 1905 066 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including MISCELLANEOUS - OLD PEOPLE OF WATERMAN AND VICINITY cont. - (*= Died since Jan. 1, 1906 and before pub.  Biographies later.) Peter Normandin, Jan. 20, 1828.  George Griffith Congdon, Feb. 29, 1828.  Julius Caesar Pearl, Mar. 30, 1829.  Marion Hall Matteson, Aug. 5, 1829.  Martha Woods Lamb, Oct. 27, 1829.  FORMER RESIDENTS -John Walker, Sandwich, Ill. April 5, 1818,  Laura Carpenter Whitford, Ottawa, Kan. Dec. 8, 1818.  Abigail Mack Persons, Bradgate, Iowa, June 5, 1820.  *Daniel D. Olmstead, Utica, N.Y., June 21, 1822.  Richard P. Rowley, Big Rock, Ill., Feb. 26, 1824.  Bela Addison Coy, Odebolt, Iowa, July 28, 1824.  *Smiley Kirkpatrick, Mendota, Ill., Mar. 31, 1825.  Jane Collins Stewart, Sandwich, Ill., Oct. 26, 1825.  *John D. McDiarmid, Oct. 23, 1825.  William Heun, Eldora, Iowa, Mar. 23, 1827.  Morris P. Brown, Aurora, Ill., July 25, 1827.  Louisa Boardman McAllester, Schnectady, N. Y., Dec. 3, 1828.  Agnes Beveridge Patten, Evanston, Ill., June 17, 1829.  Chester Henry, Goldfield, Iowa, Sept. 3, 1829.  Maria Barnes Randall, Aurora, Ill., Nov. 2, 1829.  Delette Crandall Coy, Odebolt, Iowa, Dec. 2, 1829.  
004 1905 067 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including MISCELLANEOUS - OLD PEOPLE OF WATERMAN AND VICINITY cont. OLD MARRIED COUPLES. - Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Swift, Apr. 7, 1846.  Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Matteson, Dec. 4, 1847  Mr. and Mrs. Peter Normandin, Jan. 22, 1850.  Mr. and Mrs. J. D. McDiarmid, Big Rock, Apr. 4, 1852.  Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Coy, Odebolt, Iowa, Jul. 29, 1852.  Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Post, Shabbona, Apr. 26, 1854.  Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Potter, May 30, 1855.  Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Greenwood, July 4, 1855.  Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Rowley, Dec. 8, 1855.  OLD SOLDIERS -  William S. Andrews, Co. C. 147th Ill.  John A. Greene, Co. K, 105th Ill.  George Griffith Congdon, Co. K, 105th Ill.  J. R. Griffith.  David B. Hohenschildt, Co. G, 208 Pa.  Abram C. Kauffman, Co. H, 7th Pa. Reserves; Andersonville Prison.  Anthony Darling.  J. E. Hardy, 42d Ohio.  A. U. Fuller.  Joseph Nelson, Co. E, 62nd Ohio.  Elmer G. Simpson, Co. C, 58th Ill.  Daniel Starry, Co. A, 103 Pa.  William H. Wiltberger, Co. K, 105th Ill.  Sarah E. Pritchard receives a pension as widow of Ethan A. Pritchard, 2 Lieut., Co. H, 13th Ill.  HIGH SCHOOL AND PREPARATORY SCHOOL GRADUATES.  Clifford W. Bradbury, Polo (Illinois) High School, June 6, 1905.
004 1905 068 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including MISCELLANEOUS - HIGH SCHOOL AND PREPARATORY SCHOOL GRADUATES.  Helen Mighell, Lake City (Iowa) High School, June 2, 1905.  Winifred Clare Persons, Sac City (Iowa) Institute, June 13, 1905.  Ralph Roberts, DeKalb (Illinois) Township High School, June 9, 1905.  Burton Wirtz, DeKalb (Illinois) Township High School, June 9, 1905.  ALTITUDES IN DeKalb COUNTY - Compiled from "A Dictionary of 1906 Altitudes in the United States,"  Henry Gannett, Gov. Printing Office.  Authorities were RRs (C. & N. W.) (C. G. W.) (C., M. & St. P.) and surveys (U. S. C. & G. S.).    Carlton, 887'.  Clare, 873'.   Cortland, 897'.  DeKalb, 886'.  Elva, 886'.  Esmond, 824'.  Fairdale, 786'.  Genoa, 832'.  Henrietta, 852'.  Hinckley, 742'.  Kingston, 793'.  Kirkland, 768'.  Lee,  941'.  Malta, 915'.  Maple Park, 863'.  Rollo, 754'.  Sandwich, 667'.  Shabbona, 902'.  Shabbona Grove, 816'.  Somonauk, 690'.  Sycamore, 844'.  Waterman, 822'. 
004 1905 069 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including MISCELLANEOUS ALTITUTDES IN DeKalb COUNTY. cont. -VOTE AT VILLAGE ELECTION.  For president:  F. A. Brown 93.  For Trustees:  Glenn W. Bradbury, 71; Soren Larsen, 70; Walter Drake, 70;  W. A. Congdon, 64;  G. H. Greeley, 61;  John Beck, 60;  For Police Mag.:  W. M. McFarlane, 87.  For Clerk:  H. H. Homan, 97.  For License: 68.  Against License: 63.  For tower and tank: 71.  For Compressed air: 56.  Total No. votes cast: 131.                                                     
004 1905 070 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including MISCELLANEOUS - FREIGHT AND PASSENGER TRAFFIC.  C. B. & Q report, freight handled in car load lots in '03, '04' 05.  Cattle: 46, 79, 70.  Hogs: 100, 61, 109.  Sheep: 0, 2, 0.  Horses: 3, 4, 3.  Corn: 61, 54, 51.  Oats: 69, 50, 75.  Hay: 86, 74, 79. Misc. 12, 8, 8.  Freight rec'd in carloads:  lumber, 51, 60, 55.  coal, 79, 89, 88.  Misc. 118,  150,  163.  Total Ticket Sales: $7,455.74,  $6,513.40,  $6,418.70  C. W. Baldry, Agent.               
004 1905 071 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including MISCELLANEOUS -THE TOWN'S LARGEST TAXPAYERS. (Amount of taxes for 1905.)  *J. D. Roberts, $746.66.  *Brown Brothers, $434.06.  H. L. Fuller, $378.76.  William Howison, $337.70.  H. M. Greeley, $328.63.  H. Roberts, $246.84.  H. Kirkpatrick, $210.00.  Mrs. W. W. Roberts, $198.33.  G. J. Herrick, $193.99.  W. F. Spencer, 191.87.  M. Rissman, $181.19.  S. Kirkpatrick, $164.35.  J. W. McAllister, $144.30.  Mrs. Grace Lamb, $143.04.  W. J. Randles, $142.82.  G. G. Congdon, $140.08.  Chas. Boekenhauer, $139.98.  Alex. Henderson, $129.69.  F. D. Olmsted, $127.42.  H. A. Lamb, $125.42.  H. Challand, $125.04.  A. L.  Gilchrist, $124.64.  Edwin Fraser, $122.74,  Mrs. Lucy Hipple, $121.61.  Thomas Hunt, $119.60.  D. F. Hipple, $118.20,  Isaac Potter, $117.14.  George Hall, $116.10.  E. L. Zellar, $114.39.  William Nelson, $112.54.  S. M. Henderson, $110.84.  James Boyland, $108.80.  G. L. Giles, $107.83.  J. S. Kirkpatrick, $107.15.  John Dugan, $106. 84.  E. J. Hipple, $106.14.  Waterman Bank, $103.36.,  T. H. Robinson, $101.80.  C. F. Allen, $100.93.  W. G. Potter, $100.30.  (* these two taxes include individual taxes of their wives.)                                       
004 1905 072 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including MISCELLANEOUS - MARRIAGES, BIRTHS, AND DEATHS IN DeKalb COUNTY FOR YEARS 1904 & 1905.  Marriages: 260 & 244, Births: 487 & 493, Deaths: 250 & 226                 Deaths as reported for towns are as follows:  Franklin: 12 & 17.  Kingston: 11& 9.  Genoa: 11 & 17.   South Grove: 3 & 1.  Mayfield: 5 & 4.  Sycamore: 38 & 40.  Malta: 16 & 11.  DeKalb: 70 & 61.  Cortland: 2 & 5.  Milan: 6 & 7.  Afton: 3 & 4.  Pierce: 4 & 6.  Shabbona: 9 & 0.  Clinton: 11 & 6.  Squaw Grove: 12 & 6.  Paw Paw: 1 & 3.  Victor: 0 & 1.  Somonauk: 10 & 10.  Sandwich: 20 & 15.  County House: 5 & 3.  (These records were from the County Clerk's Office, S. M. Henderson, County Clerk.  Dec. 28, 1906
004 1905 073 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including MISCELLANEOUS - ADVERTISEMENTS - Ancestry, biographical sketches, epitaphs, records etc. assistance being offered.
004 1905 074 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including MISCELLANEOUS - ADVERTISEMENTS - Ancestry, biographical sketches, epitaphs, records etc. assistance being offered.  G. E. Congdon, Waterman, Illinois.  Photo of Lewis Latham, 1555-1655?  and a photo of G. E. Congdon.  
004 1905 075 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including MISCELLANEOUS - ADVERTISEMENTS - G. E. Congdon's private library materials pertaining to DeKalb Co. and Clinton Twp., Records:  I. Line transcript of Johnson's Grove Church Records, 1852-1861, indexed.  (Indicates there was a missing Vol. 2.)  II. Line transcript of Clinton Twp. Town Clerk 1850-59.  III.  Line transcript of John Boston's Justice of the Peace records, 1856-7.  IV. Line transcript of the inscriptions in Johnson's Grove Cemetery.  V. Complete transcript of inscriptions in the North Clinton Cemetery, dating from 1862.  VI. Gleanings from Aurora Beacon, 1858-1870, items relating to Clinton Twp. and vicinity.  VII.  Gleanings from Newberry Library, Chic., and other sources, relating to Waterman family genealogies. 
004 1905 076 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including MISCELLANEOUS - ADVERTISEMENTS - Private Hospital, established 1901, Special Care Given Surgical Patients For Further Information Address Paul E. N. Greeley, M. D. Waterman, Illinois, DeKalb Co. Phone, Local No. 3 Long Distance, Central, Waterman.
004 1905 077 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including MISCELLANEOUS - ADVERTISEMENTS - (Top 1/2 of Page) Elbert P. Dean Dealer In Fresh and Salt Meats Waterman, Illinois  (Bottom 1/2 of Page)  W. T. Wiltberger, Notary Public, Real Estate, Loans, and Insurance.  Farming Lands.  "I handle nothing but the best.  Can locate you on a good farm east, west, north, or south - Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Missouri, Texas, Washington,Oklahoma, and Canada.  MONEY TO LOAN ON REAL ESTATE.  County Phone 38, Waterman, Illinois
004 1905 078 1905 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including MISCELLANEOUS - ADVERTISEMENTS - W.A. CONGDON - BREEDER OF BARRED PLYMOUTH ROCKS  (SKETCH OF TWO BIRDS AND SCENERY) BOX CONTAINING "BEAUTY AND UTILITY STRAIN"  BOOKLET FREE W. A. CONGDON, BOX 4, WATERMAN, ILLINOIS
004 1906 001 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including Title Page:  WATERMAN, ILLINOIS YEAR BOOK 1906-COMPILED BY GEORGE EDWARD CONGDON-PRICE FIFTY CENTS-HIAWATHA, KANSAS EWING HERBERT PRINTERY 1908
004 1906 002 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including "Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1908, by George Edward Congdon, in  the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington."
004 1906 003 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including "Preface"  The present number of the Year Book is sent forth as a worth companion to the four which have preceded  it.  Of course it has its imperfections but on the part of the compiler neither time nor money has been spared to make the book a thing of beauty and of value.  I invite from my reader suggestions of things they would like to see in the Year Book and of changes that might improve it.  Again I request that you fav or me with a prompt, courteous, and full reply to all legitimate requests for informtion.  A failure to do this has been one of the chief causes of the delay in the publication of this and previous voolumes.  Send meat the time of happening notices of events modeoled after theforms used in the year Book and they willbe  preserved for use.  If you are the clerk or secretary of any society given place in the  Yer Book, send me immidiately after eqach election a full report.  Donation  of programs,invitations andother historical material are  invited.                                                                                                                    Although the 1907 Year Book is well under way subscribers to the sme are hereby notified that, much to my regret, the book will not appear until fall.  G. E. Congdon.  Hiawatha, Kansas, May 11, 1908.
004 1906 004 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including -Illustrations- Street Scenes in Waterman…Frontispiece, Ruth Elinor Congdon, p8.  Copy of Letter, p12.  D.D. Olmsted, p16.  Rev. C. C. Lovejoy, p. 16.  Mr. and Mrs. John D. Randall, p16.  First Page Baptist Church Records, p22.  Bert Underwood, p24.  Elmer Underwood, p24.  Rev. E. W. Hicks, p24.  Rev. Charles Braithwaite, p24.  Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Colton, p32.  John W. Dixon, p36.  French-Gates Chart, p40-41.  Republican Delegate Districts, p71.  
004 1906 005 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - Table of Contents - Preface, p.3.  List of Illustrations, p4.  Table of Contents, p5.  Chronology, p7.  Biography, p27. (Ames, Baremore, Beveridge, Brewer, Brown, Card, Colton, Crowell, Dixon, Downey, Flewellin, Barry/Fuller, George, Wilcox/Greeley, Griswold,  Walker/Hay, French/Hinkston, Lang/Irving, Leifheit/Jurries, Leifheit, Wm.,  Leifheit, (Henry), Little, Lyons, John, Boland/Lyons, McCleery, McCormick, McDiarmid, Marion, Flood/Marshall, Morrill/Moore, Morrison, Morse, Mussen, Robinson, Rollins, Samson Wiltse, Simpson/Wisner, Wood.    
004 1906 006 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - Table of Contents - Table of Contents - Cont. Directory, Baptist Church, 63.  Evangelical Lutheran Church, 64.  Presbyteriqan Church, 64.  United Presbyterian Ch., 66.  Methodis Episcopal Ch., 67.   Clinton Twp. Sunday School Assoc., 68.  Clinton Twp. Bible Soc., 68.  Waterman Lodge A. F & A. M  No. 728,  68.  Waterman Camp No. 1572  M. W. A. 68,  Royal Neighbors of America 69, T. S. Terry Post No. 463 G. A. R., 69. Waterman Woman's Club, 70.  Waterman Lecture Course Comm., 70.  DeKalb County Old Settlers' Assoc., 70.  Map of Clinton, 72. Village of Waterman, 72.  Clinton Twp. Republican Comm., 73.  Clinton Twp. Dem. Comm., 73.  Waterman School, 73.  Waterman Alumni Assoc., 73.  Rural School Teachers, 74.  Miscellaneous - p.75 - Old People, 75.  Former residents, 76.  Old Married Couples, 77.  Old Soldiers, 77.  Surviving Presidential Voters 1856, 77.  Changes of Residence, 78.  Vote at Town Mtg., 79.  Vote at Village Election, 79.  County Taxes, 80.  The Town's Largest Tqax-payers, 81.  High School and preparatory School Graduates, 81.  Freight and passenger Traffic, 82.  Waterman Baptist Ch.-Some Important Dates-Pastors, 83.  Rev. J. M. Griswold's Story, 84.
004 1906 007 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - WATERMAN YEARBOOK - CHRONOLOGY - JANUARY. 1. Birth, boy, Dale Edward to Bend, Fred and Grace (Merritt).  3. Death, Beveridge, John C.  4. Installation of officers, Waterman Lodge No. 728, A. F. & A. M.  5. Death, Crowell, Mrs. Mary.  6. Oyster supper, Waterman Band, Masonic Hall.  T. S. Terry Post No., 463 G. A. R., Annual Banquet, installation of officers.  7-12.  Week of Prayer, Union Services of the churches.  8. Birth, boy, Stanley Bushnell to Stanley, Rev. John and Grace Agnes (Bushnell).  9. Marriage, Darnell, Blaine of Pingree Grove to Priebe, Hannah of Plano.  Fire, large barn nearly destroyed behind Clinton House, (H. W. Leifheit, Proprietor), caused by vagrant smoking in bldg.  10.  George, Louis holds public auction, live stock, farm machinery on J. D. Roberts Farm.  10-12.  Farmers' Institute, Sandwich, next session at Waterman.  11. Public Sale, Grandadam, Emil and Lamblez, Xavier, Public Sale, Live stock, farm machinery, Nora McNulty Farm.    
004 1906 008 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including -  CHRONOLOGY - JANUARY - Cont.  Jan. 11. Public Sale, Live stock, farm machinery, Nora McNulty Farm.  Death, Leifheit, Henry W.  12. Birth, death (Feb. 5, 1906) girl, Lavina Jessie to Breeding, Frank and Florence (Starry).  13. Death, Brewer, John.,  Farewell, surprise party, for Miss Sarah Mc Farlane.  14-26.  Special mtgs. Pres. Ch., Rev. J.S. Martin, Rochelle, assisting.  15. death, Rev. J. M. Griswold. 16. Birth, girl, Ruth Marian to Porter, John W. and Helen (Shepson), Benson, Minn.  17. Public sale, live stock, machinery, Julius Freitag on J. D. Roberts Farm.  18.  Henderson, S. M., announces candidacy for county clerk office, construction by Stone, Kirk, on East B St.  Death, boy, unnamed, son of Sawyer, Nicholas and Lottie R. (Thompson).  School Social, home of Reuben Watson, Dist. 119, Helen Ferguson, teacher.  19.  Old soldiers of Waterman, campfire, home of G. W. Wakefield, comrade.  20.  Presbyterian Ladies, market day, office of W.M. McFarlane, receipts $14.55.  21.  Birth, son, Robert to Hansen, Levene and Nettie (Harden,) Early, Iowa.  22. Death, Mrs. Emma Jurries.  23. Birth, son, Macklin Elida to John, Sydney Averill and Ada Theresa (Macklin).  24.  Golden wedding celebration, Baie, Christian H. and Wilhelmina (Von Ohlen), Hinckley, Ill.  26. Death, Olmsted, Danie D. (b. Dec. 24, 1895)  Death, Sarah Ruth, dau. of William H. and Ella L. (Tomblin) Marion, Aurora. 
004 1906 009 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including -  CHRONOLOGY - JANUARY - Cont. - 26. Death, Olmsted, Danie D. (b. Dec. 24, 1895)  Death, Sarah Ruth, dau. of William H. and Ella L. (Tomblin) Marion, Aurora.   27. Death, Mrs. William Colton.  Death, Theodore William Leifheit.  Birth, girl, Agnes Isabelle to Stirling, James D. and Jennie (Armstrong) of Chicago.  29. Death, Hinkston, Mrs. Danforth.  31. Swanson, John A., Public Sale, live stock, farm machinery, on Wm. McCormick Farm.  -FEBRUARY - 2. W. C. T. U., silver medal contest, Pres. Ch., contestants included Dolly Greene, Mabel Swift.  Medal won by Miss Alvina Mertens, Lee.  4. Birth, boy, Russell E. to Elzie and Margaret (McAllister) Mitchell, of LeMars, Iowa.  4-12. U. P. Church, special mtgs., Rev. T.C. Pollock, Monmouth, assisted.  5. Death, girl, Lavina Jessie dau. of Frank and Florence (Starry) Breeding, b. Jan. 12, 1906.  Albert Huff's public sale, livestock, farm machinery, Albert Hinds farm.  6. Marriage anniversary, 10th, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hutter.  Death, Miss Lizzie Mullen.  7. Birth, girl, to Leon Wilmin.  Death, Irene Doris, dau. of Davis and Myrtle (Edwinson) Breeding, b. Apr. 19, 1905.  Death, John Lyons.  Birth, girl, Esther Rosell to August C. and Minnie (Melhorn) Baie.  8.  Sandwich Free Press report, interview with J. D. Harvey, Geneva, on possible electric road joining Sandwich to Sycamore.  
004 1906 010 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including -  CHRONOLOGY - FEBRUARY - cont. 8.  Sandwich Free Press report, interview with J. D. Harvey, Geneva, on possible electric road joining Sandwich to Sycamore.  9. Young people, Lutheran Ch., gave musical and literary entertainment.  10. Birth, boy, to August Nehring.  13. Death, Morrison, John.  14. Marriage, Dugan, Charles and Lynch, Kathryn by Father Finn, St. James Ch., Lee.  15. Marriage, Ilseman, William H. and Klein, Martha A. at Lutheran parsonage by Rev F. Kroeger.  16.  Box social, Swift Dist., Miss Adelia Heeg, teacher, receipts over $15.00.  21. Marriage, Flood, John C., son of Thomas and St. John, Cora M. by Rev. Father Solon, St. Mary's Catholic Ch., DeKalb, Ill.  Marriage, Overton, Park, of Shabbona and Deming, Ella M. of DeKalb by Rev. B. M. Southgate of Sycamore.  22. Old Soldiers of Waterman, campfire, with comrade J. R. Griffith.  Marriage, Smith, Mark V. and Marshall, Edna B. both of DeKalb, by Rev. D. M. Tompkins.  23. Ladies' Aid Soc., Pres. Ch., held a Calico Carnival, Masonic Hall.  Birth, boy, Ralph Phillip, to Darling, George and Hattie (Rollins).  25. West China Missionary speaker, Mrs. Olin Cady, Meth. Ch.  26. Birth, boy, Louis to Gustave F. and Emily (Grandgeorge) Coquelin.  27. Marriage, Freitag, Gottlieb and George, Matilda by Rev. George Dunlap.  Birth, boy, to Charles Monkemeier.  Lecture: lecture course number 4, "Tallow Dips" by Rev. Robert Parker Miles.
004 1906 011 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY - FEBRUARY - cont. 28 Birth, boy, Frederic Henrikus to Herman J. F. and Christina (Hoffmeister) Kirchhefer.  Death, Rell M. son of Walter and Mary (Spears) Seeley, b. May 28, 1904.  Pharmacy examination, Kauffman, Albert C. at DeKalb.  -MARCH- 1. Sell out, McCleery, William R. and Robinson, Lee, entire stock, closed their meat market business.  6. Marriage, Olmstead, William J. and Harriet G. Lovering, both of Shabbona, by Rev. J. W. Davies.  9. Miss ? Oliver of Chicago, Meth. Ch. reading, "Dr. Luke of Labrador"  11. Birth, boy, to Robert and Mary Kopfer.  12. Death, son of McCormick, Daniel J. and Louisa (Marrin) of Shabbona, b. Nov. 24, 1905.  13.  Prohibition County Convention, Sycamore, Miss Mary J. Macklin, Waterman, nominated for county supt. of schools, Arthur Bean, Waterman, nominated for county clerk, Rev. George Dunlap, Waterman, elected chairman ofcounty committee, plan of prohibition Chautauqua, endorsed and held later at Waterman.  14. Death, infant son of Rollins, Frank and Harriet S. (Potter), b. Mar. 11, 1906.  United Pres. Women's Missionary Society election of officers.  16. Annual meeting, Methodist Ladies' Aid Society.  Birth, girl, Nora Alvina to Congdon, John Solon and Ellen Avery (Kellog), Ft. Collins, Colo.
004 1906 012 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - Illustration - Copy of letter:  "W. A. Congdon, Utility and Beauty Barred Plymouth Rocks - Waterman, Ill.  March 24, 1906.  Dear Eddie:  Herewith an item for the next issue of your Waterman Year-Book.  Also for the forthcoming Genealogy of the genus Congdon:  Born,- To Mrs. William F. Congdon (and husband), at 3:27 P. M. , March 22nd, 1906, a baby daughter;  Gross weight, -6 lbs. 14 oz., Net,- about eight pounds.  Inherits both her father's and mother's good looks and an unusual amount of the Congdon obstinacy and wilfulness, Arrived fully equipped with a head of black or dark brown hair, and has dark blue eyes.  Lung power abnormal; Voice in a high state of cultivation.  Is apparently very strong and healthy.  Grandmother too busy so far to overrule parents in the selection of a name, so she is still referred to as the "Brat" or "Angel."  Both Mother and daughter doing finely; Father probably able to pull through with careful feeding and plenty of sleep.  As Ever, Wm. Roy Congdon"
004 1906 013 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY - MARCH - cont. 17. Republican (Union) caucus held at Masonic Hall to nominate town officers.  22. Death, Mrs. Eliza Ann Darnell.  Birth, girl, Ruth Elinor to Congdon, William Fox and Carrie Perry (Congdon.)  23. Death, LeVerne Carl, b. Nov. 22,1900, son of Louis Baie.  Birth, girl, to Morton Gordon.  24. Death, Bruce Cole, b. Mar. 13, 1903, Yellow Grass, Sask., son of Robert J. and Margaret E. (Beveridge) Cole.  27. Old soldiers of Waterman held a campfire, home of A. C. Kauffman.  Death, Fredrick Fulton, b. Jan. 6, 1905 to William J. and Laura (Busey) Fulton of Sycamore.  28. Birth, boy, Norman Marshall to John and Mary (Marshall) Fuller.  Death, Mrs. Frank H. Perry of Chicago.  29.  Graduation, Harry L. Keene, from Chicago Veterinary College, degree M.D.C.  30. Election of officers, Young People's Christian Union, United Pres.  31. Caucus held, nomination of village officers.  Marriage, Frank Darnell, of Fred, and Cora Almy.  APRIL- 2. Annual meeting of Woman's Club, election of officers.  Death Charles F. Challand, son of Charles, Los Angeles, Calif.  3. Annual Town Meeting, Village Hall.  Birth, girl, Helen Emily to George F. and Martha (Randles) McCleery, Waterloo, Iowa.
004 1906 014 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY - APRIL - cont. 7.  Sixtieth Wedding Anniv., Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Swift.  Birth, girl, Ora Helen to Baie, Carl and Hattie (George) Baie.  Birth, boy, to Charles Myers, d. April 27, 1906.  Suicide by hanging, Frederick Challand, Shabbona.  8. Birth, son, Alexander Reid to William H. and Phebe M. (Reid) Sarbaugh, Plato Center, Ill.  9. Death, Frank Rollins, DeKalb, Ill.  9-10. Thirty ninth session, Joliet Ministerial Assoc., Methodist Ch., Waterman.  12. Speech, J. F. Burke, of Chicago, Anti-Saloon League, Masonic Hall, condemning legislative career of John F. Castle.  Stryker, Harry L.,  passed successful examination for Ass't Pharmacist.  14. Telephone subscribers, meeting, Masonic hall, discussed telephone rates.  Marriage, Rowley, William and Wiseman, Effie at Rockwell City, Iowa.  15. Death, Ames, Ethan Ellis at Manlius, Ill.  17. Village election.  Death, Leifheit, Albert William.  18. Death, Downey, Edward J. of Shabbona.  19.  Marriage, White, Arthur Thomas of Fresno Co. Calif. and Hughson, Alice.  20. 80th birthday celebration, Post, A. F.  21. School election, David F. Hipple elected director.  23. Birth, girl, Honor Winfred to Bowker, Bert and Sarah J. (Smith).  Birth, boy, Frederick Scott to Legner, Edward and Grace (Scott).  
004 1906 015 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY - APRIL - cont. 27. Christian Endeavor Society (Presbyterian), ice cream social, minstrel entertainment, Masonic Hall.  Death, boy, b. April 7, 1906, infant son of Charles Myers.  30. Birth, boy, Ralph Daniel, to Shepardson, Daniel Judd and Mabel Edith (Stern).  -MAY-  l. Death, Ephraim Jackson Wood.  2. Birth, girl, Ruth Dorothy, to Crowell, Charles and Frances (Wilson).  3.  About this time, colored glass windows installed at Baptist Church.  13. Birth, boy, to Spencer, Willard W. and Elizabeth (Cross.)  17. Marriage, Prof. C. H. Heine and Rosa Baie by Rev. F. Kroeger, Assisted by Rev. Theo. Heine, Sen.  Kirk Stone moved into new house about this time.  Death, Isaac F. Morse.  18. United Presbyterian young people, held may party, home of Rev. J. A. Speer, receipts $19.00.  20. Birth, boy, Elmer Carl to Herman and Emma (Leifheit) Von Ohlen.  25. Birth, girl, May Orra to Beiler, Carl Herman and Orra May (Fuller).  26. Side track at Waterman was lengthened eastward.  27. Memorial Services, Presbyterian Church, Rev. George Dunlap preached, Josh. 4:24.  Death, Mrs. Bert Card.  30. Birth, girl, Margaret T. to Krug, Adolph J. and Margaret L. (Smith), Shabbona Grove.  30. Decoration Day.  10:30 services at North Clinton Cemetery, address by Rev. George Dunlap.  2:30 p. m. services at Johnson Grove Cemetery, address by Rev. C.C. Lovejoy.   
004 1906 016 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY - MAY - cont. 30. Decoration Day.  10:30 services at North Clinton Cemetery, address by Rev. George Dunlap.  2:30 p. m. services at Johnson Grove Cemetery, address by Rev. C.C. Lovejoy.   Divorce, VanNess, Lewis A. filed a bill in circuit court asking for divorce from Mary S. Van Ness.  -JUNE- 1. Woman's Club, gave Railroad Social, home of Mrs. J. J. A. Zeller, benefit Waterman Reading Room, receipts $50.  3. Birth, girl, Marguerite Rose to Hipple, Elmer and Anna (Watson).  Birth, boy, Grover Leroy to Bergholte, Henry and Lillian (Wade) Bergholte, Hinckley, died Sept. 6, 1906.  5. Wiltberger, Charles graduated from Illinois State School of the Blind, Jacksonville.  Marriage, Tuttle, Albert and Mercer, Ida Belle at Los Angeles, Calif.  6. Death, Daniel Kirkpatrick.  7. Surprise and farewell reception, Prof. G. M. Wallace and Wife and Miss Florence Nelson.  10. Baccalaureate sermon, Methodist Church, Rev. J. E. Morris, text Prov. 4:23.  Children's Day services in all churches.  Death, Mrs. Martin Lyons, at DeKalb.  11. Birth, girl, Mabel Minnie to Alford, Benjamin and Dora (Burmester).  12. Graduation, Luverne Harrison Cutting, Univ. of Chicago, degree of S. B.  13. Marriage, Howison, Ralph J. and Beveridge, Margaret by Rev. A. R. Bickenbach, assisted by Rev. J. A. Speer.  Reception, pupils of intermediate department for their teacher Miss Edith E. Sarbaugh, at homeof Mrs. Walter A. Drake.
004 1906 016b 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - Illustration Page - 4 photos, D.D. Olmsted, Rev. C. C. Lovejoy, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Randall. 
004 1906 017 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY - June - cont. 14 Marriage, Rev. Arch L. Graham and Mazie Sprague, by Rev. Russell Graham D.D., assisted by Rev. J. C. Marshall.  15. Waterman School, 10th annual Commencement.  16. Marriage, George Fairbanks, Sandwich, and Lydia I. Willis, Austin.  Waterman Alumni Reunion, Riverwiew Park, Aurora.  Waterman High School Annual Picnic, J. S. Kirkpatrick's Grove.  Birth, boy to Max Peters.  17. Birth, boy to Walter Wood.  German Lutheran Church, Annual School Picnic, Harman's Grove.  18. Birth, girl, Edith Marie to Paul B. and Amanda (Mercer) Howland of Chicago.  21. Sunday Schools of Clinton, Paw Paw, Shabbona, and Victor, Union Picnic, Norton's Grove.  22. Birth, boy, Wayne Edward to John and Elma (Weddell) McCleery.  26.  Marriage, Harry L. Stryker and Mollie H. Wilson in Chicago.  27.  Severe rainstorm.  Two washouts near Steward, blocked traffic on C. & I road.  Lightning  struck and burned barn of Bernie Lyons.  28. Marriage, Rollin Fay and Grace Roberts, by Rev. C.C. Lovejoy.  Marriage, Fred Beiler and Ethel Dixon by C.C. Lovejoy.  29.  Ringling Brothers' Circus, Aurora; severe storm wrecked the tent.  30.  DeKalb, Sycamore, and Interurban Traction Company Incorporated.
004 1906 018 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY - June - cont. Death, Ralph, son of Harry and Lillian (Whitcomb) Herr, b. Feb. 3, 1905.  -JULY- 1. Death, Mrs. Huldah Wisner.  4. Family Reunion, Greeley, Fuller, home of H. M. Greeley; 90%.  12. Birth, boy, Earl Norman to Marvin and Mary (Nelson) Simpson. 13. Birth, boy, Theodore Arnd to Harold A. and Tena (Schulte) Low, Lake City, Iowa.  Social, home of W. R. Randles.  17. Birth, son to Will Smith.  25.  Marriage at Ottawa, Isabel Harter, dau. of Richard K. Harter of Sandwich and Charles F. Preston, Paw Paw.  26. Birth, boy to Albert and Ida (Behrens) Leifheit.  27. Birth, boy, Harry Roberts to Rev. Raymond Griffity and Agatha Draper (Hequembourg) at Moundsville.  29.  Death, Alexander Wilder.  -AUGUST- 1. Marriage, George W. Romph of Somonauk and Gertrude M. Connell of Victor.  3. Birth, boy, Franklin Adelbert to Lee and May (Rollins) Cass, of Roswell, N., M.  4. Primary elections.  Birth, boy, Rufus H. to Wilder and Rufina (Watson) Roberts.  5. Recital, Sacred concert and organ, Lutheran Church.
004 1906 019 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY - August - cont. 5. Commercial Hotel Sale, Shabbona, Mrs. Amelia Leifheit, her interest, to Lewis Card.  6. Birth, girl, Ella Louise to Lee and Effie (Berger) Mosher, Elva.  7. Death, John W. Dixon.  Temporary Mental Aberration Fit, Charles J. Stryker, disappeared, found 36 hours later northeast of Hinckley. 8. Elva, construction, Mrs. Helen Rollins will build.  9. Republican County Convention, Sycamore, S. M. Henderson, Clinton, nominated for county clerk.  W. M. McFarlane made member of County Central Comm.  Clinton Delegates: W. J. Randles, W. M. McFarlane, John Mercer, E. P. Dean,  J. E. Hardy, L. J. Fuller, F. S. Greeley.  Democratic County Convention, Sycamore, Lewis Granart, Clinton, nominated for County Treas.  16.  Barber Shop opens, Christ Horve, Leifheit Building, B. Street.  20. Marriage, Charles E. Jessup, Yorkville and Ruby, dau. of Thomas J. Roberts, Sugar Grove by Rev. J. F. Fluck.  Dean, John W., Erie, Ill. and Eugene Milander, Sandwich, exchanged meat markets. Birth, boy, Floyd Reuben, to Bert and Katherine (Ullrich) Challand.  26. Death, Clark B. Samson.  Family Reunion, Dean Family, at Hinckley.  Birth, girl, Florence Ethelyn to Jesse Orson and Florence (Mettee) Matteson.   28. Birth, girl, Lois Margaret to Thomas and Maria (Schmidt) Hunt.  Birth, boy to William Wiltsie. 
004 1906 020 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY - SEPTEMBER- Annual reunion, 105th Illinois Infantry, Naperville, Ill.  Birth, boy, Clifford Thorpe to Samuel J. and Nancy (Thorpe) Smith.  2. Birth, girl, Margaret to William R. and Nellie M. (Robinson) McCleery, Waterloo, Iowa.  3. Waterman School Open.  4. Marriage, Stern, Everett J. to Deming, Mary G., by Rev. J. N. Dingle.  5. Old Settlers' Picnic, Thirtieth Annual,  Norton's Grove, near Shabbona.  6. Business, closeout, Hardware stock, by Lyman Fraser.  Death, Bergholt, Grover LeRoy, son of Henry and Lillian (Wade) Bergholt, b. June 3, 1906.  Reunion, Sawyer Family, home of Mrs. K. O. Sawyer, Victor Twp., 105 attended, 60th anniversary of the arrival of the four Sawyer brothers in Illinois.  8-15.  Business,  Closing out sale, millinery goods, Mrs. Rollin C. Fay.  Birth, boy, Claude Morrison to George Munson and Ella (Morrison) Hill.  13. Death, Mrs. Elizabeth Irving.  15. Business, new Millinery Parlors, Mrs. Emma Henderson, located over Bradbury & Louthan's Store.  Marriage, Herbert Edward Persons, son of Judson M. Persons and Mary R. Kingsbury, both of Kalamazoo, Mich.  16. Death, Mrs. Otis Fuller.  18-23. Waterman Prohibition Chautauqua.  19. Stryker, Harry L., Registered Pharmacist Examination, granted license.  22. Birth, boy to Fred Breuhl.  26-Oct. 2.  Rock River Conference, Chicago.     
004 1906 021 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY - SEPTEMBER- cont.- 26-Oct. 2.  Rock River Conference, Chicago, Rev. C. C. Lovejoy, A.M. returned to Waterman Church.  30. Township Sunday School Convention, at Methodist Church.  Birth, boy, Kenneth Robert to Robert and Martha Estelle (Ramsey) Fuller.  Business, People's Telephone Company organized.  Death, Mrs. Morris P. Brown.  OCTOBER- 1. Woman's Club, first meetin, Miss Carrie Fuller.  2. Death, Wood, Vernis Leroy, son of Walter Wood, Hinckley, b. 1906.  3. Death, John D. McDiarmid.  6. Death, Kenneth Robert Fuller, Plano, b. Sept 30, 1906.  9.  Death, Mrs. George O. Greeley.  Marriage, Woods, Cyrus E. and Morse, Jensie Irene, at Los Angeles, Calif.  10. Birth, girl to Martin Strausberger.  11. Celebration, Semi-centennial, Waterman Baptist Church.  Birth, girl to O'Connor, John and Kittie (McCormick) of DeKalb.  Birth, boy, Merritt Conrad to Charles and Hattie (Slocum) Heeg.  12. 47th wedding anniversary, children celebrated, Mr. and Mrs. E. Dean.  16. Birth, boy to Albert Jandt.  Lecture Course, first number, by Wallace Bruce Amsbary Company.  17.  Birth, girl, Annie Margaret to Ben Terry and Margaret Ellen (Ward) White, Fresno Co., Calif.  18. Construction, Residence, New eight-room cottage, C. F. Allen. (cont. p. 23.) started in Apr., $2, 540; J. W. Swanson, contractor and builder.  
004 1906 022 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - Illustration- First page Baptist Church Records:  "The following members of Baptist Churches at a regular meeting held Sept. 27th 1856 at Tuttle's School house, town of Clinton DeKalb Co. Ill (E. Mighell John Curtice Alex Henderson J. C. Miles Wm C. Maples The meeting was organized by Charley ? Miles ??????????  After prayer by moderator ??spoke and was fully ??????????? and gave them opinion as to the propriety of taking measure to organize a church.  The following resolution was read and adopted.  Resolution: That we as members of regular Baptist Churches (in connection with others.)  Believing as we do that it will tend to the advancement of the Baptist cause in this place andthat circumstances now call for an organization.  Therefore resolve tht we call a council for the purpose of recognizing the ?? have as a regular Baptist Church to be....."
004 1906 023 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY - OCTOBER-cont. (partly from p. 21), 18. Construction, Residence, New eight-room cottage, C. F. Allen. (cont. p. 23.) started in Apr., $2, 540; J. W. Swanson, contractor and builder.  22. Business? D. J. Conlin, moved one door east.  23. Marriage,  Keene, Clyde and Cross, Jessie at Sycamore.  25. Birth, girl, Cynthia Mary to Dr. Harold and Cora (Crum) Greeley.  Death, son of Lewis VanNess.  Birth, boy to Leonard Wood.  Death, Mrs. Jennie Hay.  26. Birth, girl to ? Paulson.  28.  Annual Mtg. , Clinton Twp. Bible Society, Methodist Church.  29. Death, Mrs. William H. Marion.  50th Wedding Anniv., Cyrus and Harriet (King) Boardman, DeKalb.  31. Birth, girl, Ruth Pearl to T. O. and Pansy Pearl (Allen) Talla of Talla, Okla.  NOVEMBER- 4. Birth, girl, to John E. and Elizabeth F. (George) Grandadam.  6. State and County elections.  Death, accidental drowning, Lyman Flewellin at Paw Paw.  8. Donation, Baptist Church members, for Rev. J. E. Morris.  Birth, boy to Joseph and Rosella (Swanson) Falk.  10. Farm sold, 80 acres, Robert G. Ferguson's, sold at administrator's sale, purchased by William C. Ferguson.  Business, closing out sale, George M. Hill's merchandise ended.  Birth, girl to Sydney S. and Elina (Burmester) Rowley.   
004 1906 024 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY - NOVEMBER-cont.  Birth, girl to August Miller.  Death, infant daughter of Sydney S. and Elina (Burmester) Rowley, b. Nov. 10, 1906.  U. P. Lecture, by Mrs. Eunice Cusick Haly, Wheaton.  Waterman Woman's Club, entertained Hinckley group.  14. Death, Mrs. J. K. Marshall.  15. Women's Missionery Society, U. P. Church, election of officers.  16. School Dist. 139, Nora Graham, teacher, Box Social, home of Mrs. Jennie E. McCleery.  87th birthday celebration for Mrs. S. M. Swift.  18. Lecture, Mrs. Eunice Cusick Haly of Wheaton, Pres. Church, subject, temperance.  19.  Death, Will Robinson at Regina, Canade.  21.  Farewell reception, Pres. Ch., for Mrs Emma K. Macklin and family.  22. Marriage, Baldry, Herbert C. and Wollenberg, Clare Belle at Crystal Lake.  Farewell reception, Meth. Ch., for Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Henderson.  27. Death, Mrs. Albert George, Genoa.  28. Public Sale, Mrs. D. J. McCormick, live stock and farm machinery.  Marriage, Swendson, Olaf P. and Rubeck, Anna by Rev. George Dunlap.  Marriage at Aurora, Mighell, Ruel H. and Graham, Hazel both of Sugar Grove.  29. Thanksgiving Services, Meth. Ch., sermon by Rev. George Dunlap.  Annual Greeley Thanksgiving gathering, 54 present at home of W. G. Potter.   
004 1906 024b 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - ILLUSTRATION PAGE - (Top Half of page.) "Underwood and Underwood," two top photos of Bert Underwood and Elmer Underwood.  (Bottome Half of page.) "Former Pastors Baptist Church" two bottome photos of Rev. E. W. Hicks and Rev. Charles Braithwaite.  
004 1906 025 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY - NOVEMBER-cont.   29. Annual Greeley Thanksgiving gathering, 54 present at home of W. G. Potter.  Birth, girl to Samuel Johnson.  DECEMBER- 1. T. S. Terry Post  No. 463 G. A. R., election of officers.  3. Birth, girl to Peter Christiansen.  4. Death, James Baremore.  6. Surveying party, working on railroad grade, west of Waterman.  7. Pres. Ch. L.A.S., chicken dinner, supper, candy sale, receipts over $67.00.  Birth and death, girl, to Peter and Edith (Mitchell) Hutter.  Business, Robert Robinson, from Sandwich, Photograph gallery, Greenwood Building.  14. Waterman School, Senior Class, plays, "His Lordship the Burglar" and A Box of Monkeys, Masonic Hall.  18. Public sale, W. J.   Randles, live stock and farm machinery.  Marriage, McCormick, Frank, son of Thomas McCormick and Mary Duffy, St. James Church, Lee by Rev. Father Henley.  19. Marriage, Homan, Henry H. and Woodruff, Estella Alice by Isaac Potter, J. P.  20.  Burlington completed its lengthened side track at Waterman.  Death, Margaret Jane McCleery.  Public Sale, August Leifheit, live stock and farm machinery.  21. Death, Wiltse, Elmer Ray.  Birth, girl to Ilseman, William H. and Martha A. (Klein).  24. Christmas exercises at all churches.  
004 1906 026 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - CHRONOLOGY - DECEMBER cont.- 25. Christmas exercises, Shabbona Grove.  Marriage, Smith, Harry of Sandwich and Biehl, Elizabeth of Hinckley by Rev. J. W. Davies.  Marriage, Heath, Harvey L. and Miller, Laura E., both of Shabbona, by Rev. J. W. Davies.  Marriage, McCleery, Harry Robinson and L'Hommedieu, Ethyl Mae at Fremont, Ind.  26. Marriage, Hastie, Clarence and Weilert, Mollie in Chicago.  27. Public Sale, Olmsted, F. D., live stock, farm machinery.  Birth, girl, Jessamine Grace to Scoggin, William J. and Grace (Perkins).  Death, Little, Ellen at Ashton, Ill.  28. Dwelling destroyed by fire, Elgin, Vere Martin.  Birth, boy, Arnold Louis to William and Anna (Jacobson) Leifheit.  Concert at Meth. Ch., Waterman Choral Society, directed by Prof. C. F. Toenniges.  30.  Presbyterian Roll Call, membership 119.  31.  Annual open meeting, Woman's Club, Rev. J. Wesley Holland, of New Lenox, gave several readings.  Warren Wiltberger commissioned a notary public.  Business, Barber shop closed, Chris Horve.  ERRATA ET ADDENDA.  May 30, 1905 Marriage, White, Ben Terry of Fresno Co., Calif. and Ward, Margaret Ellen.  May 31, 1906, Graduation, Floyd E. Clinite of Rochelle, son of Ellis Clinite, from Univ. of Ill. Chicago, Dental Dept.  
004 1906 027 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - ETHAN ELLIS AMES, son of Ezra Morgan and Orpha M. Ames, b. Clinto Twp. Dec. 21, 1860, m. Oct. 28, 1885 to Nellie M. Cooper (dau. of Tracy T. and Nettie (Kimball) Cooper.  Ch.1 Harry Tracy, b. 1888, Neb.  Ch 2, Hazel Belle, b. 1891, Colo.  Ch. 3 Howard Ethan, b. 1894, Nebr.  Ch. 4 Nina Antoinette, b. 1895, Sandwich, Ill.  Farmer, carpenter, after marriage lived on a claim (1886) at Max, Neb., again at Neb. (1887-1890), also (1892-4), Sandwich (1894-1902), Manlius, Ill.  (1902-6), d. Sandwich, 1906.  Widow and family live there.  JAMES BAREMORE.  b. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 1820, d. Soldier's Home, Danville, Ill. 1906.  Served in Civil War, Company C., at expiration, reenlisted in Company A. U. S. Infantry.  Married 3 times, no children survive, Susan, second wife d. 1895, aged 70, 1897 he m. Mrs. Elizabeth Fowler, who survives.    
004 1906 028 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - JOHN C. BEVERIDGE - (Early history furnished by George Beveridge of Guernsey, Iowa.  Upon his death, his materials have been given to James M. Beveridge of Oregon, Il.)  DeKalb Co.'s Beveridge family decends from a weaver in Scotland, b. c. 1715, wife Janet Lourie (or Lowrie) b. 1721.  3 ch. Matthew, Andrew, Ann.  1775 brought Andrew and Ann Beveridge and their half sister Jennet Fotheringame to Boston.  Harbor was under seige, landed at Marblehead, traveled on foot to Cambridge, N. Y.  Matthew stayed in Scotland, house is there with initials.  
004 1906 029 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - JOHN C. BEVERIDGE - cont. Andrew Beveridge joined British ranks, Benningto Vt. Battle, wounded, one of the last to leave the field, worked as weaver in his cellar, his offspring served in 1812 and Civil War.  1748  Andrew married Isabelle Cummings, native of Scotland.  Jealousy between he and brother-in-law, acquired confiscated property, Andrew moved as far away as possible, removed to Cambridge in Hebron Twp., made permanent home near a U. P. Church.
004 1906 030 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - JOHN C. BEVERIDGE - cont. Andrew Beveridge Ch. 1. George, m. Ann Hoy, early settler in DeKalb Co.  2. Thomas.  3. Jennet, died in plague, 1813, age 24.  4. James.  5. Alexander.  6. John, two dau.  7. Ann, d. at age 61, unmarried.  8. Matthew, father of Mrs. Isabell McClellan, Somonauk, Ill.  9. Andrew, m. Jane Martin (see Yearbook 1905, p. 28), 1852 settled in DeKalb, Co.  10. David, had five ch.  Alexander, fifth child, m. Sarah McClellan, seven Ch., Ch. 1 Andrew, b. 1821, d. 1898.  Ch. 2. Robert, b. 1823, d. 1900.  John C.  Ch. 4  Mary Ann, b. 1828, living in West Hebron, N. Y.  Ch. 5 Alexander, b. 1830, d. Harper's Ferry, 1862, in the service.  Ch. 6. Nancy, b. 1833.  Ch. 7 George, b. 1836,  living in Brooklyn, N. Y.  Alexander, the father, died 1874, age 81, at Hebron N. Y.  John C. Beveridge, third son of Alexander and Sarah (McClellan) Beveridge, b. 1826, Greenwich Twp. Washington Co., N. Y., lived there until age 6, moved with family, until fall 1862, coming to DeKalb, Co, Ill.   
004 1906 031 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - JOHN C. BEVERIDGE - cont. from p. 30- John C. Beveridge, third son of Alexander and Sarah (McClellan) Beveridge, b. 1826, Greenwich Twp. Washington Co., N. Y., lived there until age 6, moved with family, until fall 1862, coming to DeKalb, Co, Ill.   Located on farm in Victor Twp., has since been his home.  1865 m. Mary A. McCleery (eldest dau. of James and Jean (Thomson) McCleery, b. 1841 in Canada, d. 1841 in Reinbeck, Iowa),  Children all born in Victor Twp., Ch. 1 Alexander William, b. 1866, living in Biggsville, Ill.   Ch. 2 James McCleery, b. 1867, living at Oregon, Ill.  Ch. 3 Albert Elmer, b. 1871, d. 1904 (See year book 1904, p. 25),  Ch. 4. George, b. 1874,  d. 1907.  Ch. 5. Rea, b. 1876, living in Cambridge, N. Y.  Ch. 6  Mae, b. 1876, living at Reinbeck, Iowa.  Ch. 7 Margaret, b. 1878, living at Reinbeck, Iowa.  Ch. 8  Archie G., b. 1885, living at Regina, Sask. Can.  John C. united with Associate Church of West Hebron, N. Y., came to Ill., transferred membership to United Pres. Ch. of Somonauk,  conscientious member, held in high esteem by neighbors and fellowtownsmen, shown by offices and responsibilities given him, served as supervisor, assessor, secretary, agen fo local insurance company, township treasurer, 1874 to death.  Died, Victor Twp. home, 1906, funeral by Rev. J. A. Speer, interment at Oak Mound Cem.  JOHN BREWER  d. 1906, former resident of Greentown, brother of Mrs. D. G. Carson of Waterman.  Parents were John Brewer and Elsie Mosher.  (cont. on p. 32.)   
004 1906 032 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - John Brewer d. 1906, former resident of Greentown, brother of Mrs. D. G. Carson of Waterman.  Parents were John Brewer and Elsie Mosher (her parents were Samuel Mosher, Quaker,  and Sally Mapes .  Grandparents, Daniel Brewer, from Holland and Eliza Clark, Albany, N. Y.  MRS. MORRIS P. BROWN of Aurora, d. 1906, Mr. Brown was early settler in Clinton Twp., uncle of present residents with same name.  MRS. NINA E. CARD Nina Elzadie Hinkston b. Shabbona, 1880.  father d. when she was 4, dau. of Nelson E. Hinkston and his wife Phylance Filkins, thrown on her own resources, learned the trade of compositor and worked in offices of Shabbona Express and Shabbona Chief.  m. Bert Card, 1900, gave up "Chief "job in 1905, d. 1906. LUCINDA EMERY COLTON- (The Emery Genealogy was pub. in 1890.)  Anthony Emery, son of John and Agnes Emery, b. England, m. Frances -------, came to America on the "James", arrived 1635, lived at Ipswich and Newbury, Mass. until 1640, removed to Dover, N. H., 1649, removed to Kitty, Maine, disfranchized there, 1660 removed to Portsmouth, R. I.
004 1906 032b 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - Illustration Page - Mr. and Mrs. William Colton.
004 1906 033 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - LUCINDA EMERY COLTON - cont. James Emery, Sr., his son, b. c1630, came to America with father, m. Elizabeth -------, she died 1687.  Lived at Dedham, Mass., Berwick and Kittery, Me., weighed over 300 pounds, went to Boston carried in a chair in an oxcart, drawn by yoke of steers, d. c1714.  Zachariah Emery, 3rd gen., b. 1660, m. 1686, Elizabeth Goodwin, dau. of Daniel.  d. c1692.  His son Zachariah, b. 1690, m. Sarah, enlisted, 1745. Daniel, son of Zachariah, b. 1730, m. Jane ----, she died 1803, age 71.  Capt. Daniel Emery, 6th gen., b. 1756, m. 1780 to Elizabeth Farnsworth (d.1783), second m. 1786 to Hannah Bates,  (d. 1852).  He d. 1826.  Ch. all but first two born in Walpole, N. H., w/wife 1, Ch. 1 Daniel, b. 1782 in Jaffrey.  Ch. 2 infant, b. and d. 1783in Jaffrey.  w/wife 2 Ch. 3. Stephen, b. 1786.  Ch. 4. Betsey, b. 1788, m. Zachariah Emery.  Ch. 5. Hannah, b. 1789, m. a White, d. Rockingham, Vt.  Ch. 6 Sarah, b. 1791, m. a Todd, descendants living in Dundee, Ill.  Ch. 7 Nancy, b. 1793  Ch. 8 
004 1906 034 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - LUCINDA EMERY COLTON - cont. Ch. 8 Joseph, b. 1794, d. 1869, Aurora, N. Y.  Ch. 9.  Abner, b. 1796.  Ch. 10. Jonathan, b. 1797.  Ch. 11 Aaron, b. 1799, d. 1883.  Ch. 12 Ira, b. 1801, m. twice, d. 1864.  Ch. 13. Achsah, b. 1802, d. 1884 in Bodax, Mich.  Ch. 14 Franklin, b. 1807, d. 1825.  Ch. 15. Cynthia, b. 1809.  Ch. 16.  Irene, b. 1810.  ABNER EMERY b. 1796, m. Mary Todd, b. Vt., Ch. 1 Stephen, b. 1815.  Ch. 2 Lucinda, b. 1818.  Ch. 3. Lucretia, b. 1821, m. Leonard Benjamin, living at Sugar Grove.  Ch. 4 Mary Ann, b. 1823.  Ch. 5 Benjamin Franklin, b. 1827.  Ch. 6 Frederick, b. 1829.  Ch. 7 Hiram Daniel, b. 1831.  Ch. 8 Sarah Mary, b. 1832.  Ch. 9 Eleazer Todd, b. 1837.  Lucinda Emery  b. 1818, N. Y., m. 1837 to William Colton, he died 1905.  (See year book for 1905 for his sketch and children.)  When she was 18, converted to Pres. Ch., 1852 the couple joined Advent Christian Church at Shabbona, afterward DeKalb's church of same faith.  She d. 1906 at Waterman.  MARY SMITH CROWELL David Smith (See Portraits and Biographical Album of DeKalb Co.for his biography), b. 1820, Canada, son of James and Sally (Straw) Smith,    
004 1906 035 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - MARY SMITH CROWELL David Smith (See Portraits and Biographical Album of DeKalb Co.for his biography), b. 1820, Canada, son of James and Sally (Straw) Smith,  father died, mother remarried Edmund Town, became early settlers in DeKalb Co.  m. in  Brooklyn Twp., Lee, Ill. to Eliza J. Carr, b. 1818 in  New York City, dau. of James and Eliza (Johnson) Carr. (Johnson family history given in 1905 Year Book) She came to Ill. at age 7.  Ch. 1  Mary A., subject of this sketch.  Ch. 2  Rebecca, m. Bradford Heath.  Ch. 3. Israel, m. May Thomas.  Ch. 4 Henry, m. Jennie Neal.  Ch. 5  Warren, m. Kate Mc Fadden.  Ch. 6  Eliza.  Ch. 1 Mary Smith  b. 1841 at Melugin's Grove, Lee Co.  m. 1866 in Big Rock to John Wilton (b. 1838 in England, d. 1875 in Shabbona, Ill.)  Ch. 1. John W. b. 1865, m. 1893, to Mary A. Lafferty, in Aurora, lives in Hinckley.  Ch. 2  Esther A., b. 1871, m. 1888, to Thomas A. Kyle in Waterman, lives at Greensburg, Kan.  Ch. 3  Emma M. b. 1874 m. 1894 to Fred S. Putnam in Aurora, lives in Aurora.  Mary's second husband, m. 1875 to Frank Crowell, b. 1843 in New York state, d. 1889 at Waterman.  Ch. 1 George F. b. 1876, m. 1902 to Carrie Grass at Aurora.  Ch. 2 Charles H. b. 1879 at Shabbona, m. 1901 in Aurora to Frances Wilson,  Ch. 3 Amy, b. 1882, d. 1884 at Waterman.  Since 1900, Mrs. Crowell was zealous and active member of Pres. Ch., d. 1906.        
004 1906 036 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - JOHN W. DIXON - b. 1820 in Canada, farmed in the Dominion until 1865, came to DeKalb Co., located in Clinton Twp.,  1874 moved to Squaw Grove Twp., assoc. with sons, William and John, bought 305 acres, established the homestead, m. 1-in Canada, to Louisa Perry, native of Dominion, mother of 7 children, Robert, Sarah, John, William, Maud, ida, Cyrus L.  She d. 1873, in Clinton Twp.  Marriage 2, 1874, in Sandwich to Sarah Rebecca Owen, b. 1835 Perry Co. Penn., she died 1899 at Waterman Ill., dau. of Levi Owen.  One child, dau. died in infancy.  John W. Dixon, b. 1847 in Canada, 1865 came with parents to Clinton, 1892 moved with family to Waterman, d. 1906.  EDWARD J. DOWNEY.  b. 1860 in Victor Twp., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Downey, family lived in Waterman, 1888 moved to Chicago, m. 1891 to Miss Anna Quinn of Milan, Twp.  Ch.1     
004 1906 036b 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including -Illustration Page- John W. Dixon
004 1906 037 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - Edward J. Downey cont.  EDWARD J. DOWNEY.  b. 1860 in Victor Twp., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Downey, family lived in Waterman, 1888 moved to Chicago, m. 1891 to Miss Anna Quinn of Milan, Twp.  Ch. 2 died in infancy, two sons and a daughter survived him.  In 1899, Mr. Downey moved to Shabbona, conducted a hotel, then resumed work in his carpenter trade, d. 1906 after three year illness, member of Catholic Ch., served several terms as Shabbona Village trustee.  LYMAN FLEWELLIN - accidently drowned at Paw Paw, Nov. 6, 1906, only son fo Isaac Flewellin and grandson of Edwin Fraser of Waterman.  LAURINDA BARRY FULLER - b. 1820 in N. Y., she was the eighth child of eleven.  m. 1845 in N. Y. to Otis Fuller, b. 1817, son of Obadiah Fuller and Achsah Gates.  Ch. 1 Smith F. b. 1850, living in Waterman  Ch. 2 Emmarette, b. July 31, ???? m. Charles Wiltberger, lives at Crystal Lake, Ill.  1863 they came to DeKalb Co. where she lived most of the time, d. 1906 at dau's home in Crystal Lake.  MRS. ALBERT GEORGE- Gabrielle Jordan, b. 1873 in Chicago, spent childhood in Cortland, as a woman lived in DeKalb, m. 1893 in Aurora to Albert George, four years lived in Clinton Twp., removed to Kingston Twp., d. there in 1906, one son, 12 years old. 
004 1906 038 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY -  MRS. ALBERT GEORGE cont. (see page 38.)  CYNTHIA WILCOX GREELEY- b. 1841 in Bradford Co., Pa., dau. of Absalom Wilcox and Olive Parkhurst, granddaughter of Benjamin Wilcox and Charity Everett.  Benjamin Wilcox, b. 1765, m. 1798, d. 1841.  Charity Everett, b. 1780, d. 1860.  Abraham Wilcox, b. 1816, d. 1847.  Olive Parkhurst b. 1816 d. 1842.  She was a daughter of Elam Parkhurst, b.1788, d. 1868.  His wife Susanna Saxton, b. 1798, d. 1886.  m. 1814.  Cynthia Wilcox m. 1866 in Pa. to George Orson Greeley (his second wife.)  Mr. Greeley d. 1907 (Featured in next year book.)  Mrs. Greeley d. 1906 on the farm in a "distressing accident."  6 a.m. she was frightfully burned by the explosion of a kerosene lamp, she tried to extinguish it by blowing on the top, her screams brought her dau. Bessie from an adjoining room, and her husband and son, Clarence from outside the house.  They were unable to smother the flames before she was terribly burned, death came at 5 in the afternoon.      
004 1906 039 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - REV. JOHN M. GRISWOLD- b. 1819, in England, son of John Newell and Jane (Keyser) Griswold, cooper by trade,  d. 1897 in Dakota, Ill.  2nd m. 1847 in London to Jane Keyse. Wife #1- Ch. 1 Susan, b. 1843, unmarried, living in Oregon, Ill.  Ch. 2 John M. (subject of the sketch)  Ch 3. Jane b. 1852, m. John Feaver, lives in London,  Eng.  Ch. 4 William, b. 1852, m. Sarah Feaver.  Ch. 5  Eliza, b. 1852 m. Frank Parkin, lives in London.  Ch. 6 Elizabeth, b. 1854, m. John Wheatcroft, lives in London.  Ch. 7 George Albert, b. 1861, m. Lucy Thomas, is pastor of Meth. Ch. at Kings, Ill.  (dates are confusing) John M. Griswold, b. 1848, London, 1870 came to America, farmed in Ogle Co., then practiced law at Oregon as "Junior to Major Dutcher,"  under the labor of Hooper Crews he found Christ, entered ministry of Meth. Ch., 1884 rec'd into Rock River Conf., remained for 20 years, appointments to Harmon, Lee Center, Hampshire, Steward, Waterman, Savanna, Stockton, Dakota, Cedarville, Yorkville, and Millington.  1904, withdrew from Meth. Ch., joined Protestant Episcopal.  Cont. on p. 40.   
004 1906 040 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - REV. JOHN M. GRISWOLD- REV. JOHN M. GRISWOLD- cont. served patorates at Jubilee and Griggsville, strong preacher, social, keen sense of humor, story teller.  M. 1885 to Jane Keyser?, she had poor health, became helpless invalid.  She survived him, living in Oakland, Calif., 3 Children, Ch. 1 Beulah, b. 1886 in Hampshire, d. 1886 in Steward.  Ch. 2 Harland Clayton, b. 1888 at Steward.  Ch. 3 Willis, b. 1894 in Stockton.  Mr. Griswold died suddenly, 1906 at Griggsville.  (There is a family tree drawing for the French, Hinkston, Gates families on this page.)  JENNIE WALKER HAY.  b. 1857, Waterman, Ill., dau.of John Walker and Nancy Walls.  d. 1906 at her dau.'s home in Allen, Neb.   (Her sketch was given in connection with the biography of her son, Year Book 1905.)  
004 1906 041 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - JENNIE WALKER HAY.  b. 1857, Waterman, Ill., dau.of John Walker and Nancy Walls.  d. 1906 at her dau.'s home in Allen, Neb.   (Her sketch was given in connection with the biography of her son, Year Book 1905.)  URSALA FRENCH HINKSTON. 1815 William French, advanced in years, took his 3 sons, Wareham, William, and Avery and son-in-law, Jacob Gates from N. Y. to Ohio.  He lived with them until death at 104 years.  (There is a drawing of the Gates, French, Hinkston family tree on this page.)  Avery French, b. 1789, d. 1865 m. 1810 to Elizabeth Martin, b. 1789, d. 1850 at Shabbona.  (Elizabeth French, interred at Johnson's Grove Cem., is one of, if not the, oldest person there.) 
004 1906 042 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY -URSALA FRENCH HINKSTON cont.  Ursala French, b. 1820 in Ohio, dau. of Avery French, m. 1843 to Danforth Hinkston, son of Josephus Hinkston, b. 1819 at Stowe, Ohio and d. 1902 at Bangor, Mich.  Ch. 1 Joseph A. b. 1844 in Ohio, d. at age 1, same place.  Ch. 2 Augusta A. b. 1845, Ohio, d. 1847, at Paw Paw, Ill.  Ch. 3  Marvin A. b. 1849 at Paw Paw, Ill.  m. Julia Lannon, resides at Thermopolis, Wyo.   Ch. 4 Adrian D. b. 1849 in Paw Paw, m. Florence Gates, lives at Shabbona Grove.  Ch. 5  Nelson E. b. 1855 at Shabbona, Ill. m. Phylance Filkins, d. 1884 at Shabbona.  Ch. 6  Mabel I. b. 1860 at Shabbona, m. #1- 1883 to Otis O. Stevens, he died 1886.  m. #2 1897 to Thomas Kilborn, lives in Mich.  Mrs. Hinkston d. 1906, at dau.'s home in Mich.  ELIZABETH LANG IRVING dau. of John and Martha Lang, b. 1824 at Prince Edward's Island, d. 1906 in Waterman, m. 1845 to Robert Irving, b. 1805 in Annandale, Kirkpatrick parish, Scotland, son of Thomas and Nancy Irving, d. 1890, at Waterman, Ill.  Ch.1  Martha Ann, b. 1845, d. 1848, on P. E. Island.  Ch. 2. Franklin Phillip, b. 1847 on P.E.I., d. 1850, Kane County, Ill.  Ch. 3 Alexander, b. 1849 in Kane County, Ill., d. 1849, Kane Co., Ill.  Ch. 4 Arthur, b. & d. Sept. 9, 1851, Kane Co., Ill.  Ch. 5 George Frank, b. 1854, Clinton Twp., DeKalb Co. Ill., m. Sarah Challand, lives in Plano, Ill.  Ch. 6 Wells, b. 1856, Lee Co., Ill. d. 1872 Lee Co., Ill.  Ch. 7 John Lang, b. 1860, DeKalb Co., Ill., m. Jessie Swift, lives in Moline, Ill.  Family came to Kane Co. 1849, removed to English settlement in Shabbona Twp., came to Waterman about 1876.        
004 1906 043 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - ELIZABETH LANG IRVING cont.  Ch. 5 George Frank, b. 1854, Clinton Twp., DeKalb Co. Ill., m. Sarah Challand, lives in Plano, Ill.  Ch. 6 Wells, b. 1856, Lee Co., Ill. d. 1872 Lee Co., Ill.  Ch. 7 John Lang, b. 1860, DeKalb Co., Ill., m. Jessie Swift, lives in Moline, Ill.  Family came to Kane Co. 1849, removed to English settlement in Shabbona Twp., came to Waterman about 1876.  d. 1906, Waterman, Ill.  EMMA LEIFHEIT JURRIES b. 1864, Squaw Grove Twp., dau. of Wm. and Caroline (Eckhart) Leifheit.  (See Henry Leifheit's biography.)  m. 1882 to Frederick Jurries, Will Co., Ill.  Ch. 1 William C., b. Mopina, Will Co. Ill.,  Ch. 2. Alvin Edgar, b. Clinton, Iowa, d. "eleven years ago" c 1895.  Ch. 3 Leslie L. b. Waterman, Ill. "died seven years ago" c. 1899.  Ch. 4 Elsie N. and Ch. 5 Hilda M. both born at Hinckley, Ill.  Hilda m. Will Hyron, Hinckley.  Mrs. Jurries ill for three years, taken to Dr. Murphy's Hospital, operation by Dr. Alexander Hugh Ferguson, d. 1906.  ALBERT WILLIAM LEIFHEIT-  b. 1867, Long Grove, Kendall Co., Ill. son of Henry W. and Joanna (Wollenweber) Leifheit (see following biography), at age 8, family movied to Waterman, m. 1889 to Amelia Schultz of Somonauk, born 1868 at Somonauk, dau. of Herman and Louisa (Dolder) Schultz, cont. on p. 44.
004 1906 044 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - ALBERT WILLIAM LEIFHEIT cont. Ch. 1 Dale, b. 1890, Waterman, Ill.   Ch. 2 Myrle, b. 1897, Hinckley, Ill., m. 17 yrs., lived in Hinckley, Chicago, Shabbona in 1905 to take charge of the Commercial Hotel, d. 1906, Shabbona.  HENRY W. LEIFHEIT- Leifheit, Frederick and Hattie (Borchas), German births, 1850 emigrated to America with children.  "There are also Leifheits in Kendall Co."  Resided in Kendall Co. two years, went to Iowa, mother died there c1855, father returned to Kendall Co., d. two years later.  Ch. 1 Henry, m. Hartman, Frederica, came to America in 1852, settled two years in Somonauk, Ill. then returned to Kendall Co., 4 years later returned to Somonauk for 2 years, them moved to Clinton Twp.  He d. 1898 in Clinto Twp. father of 9 children:  Ch. 1 Henry W. (subject of this sketch  Ch. 2  August, of Waterman.  Ch 3  William, near Waterman.  Ch. 4 Fred of Des Moines, Iowa.  Ch. 5 Herman of Des Moines, Iowa.  Ch. 6  Caroline, m. Horneman, lives in Des Moines.  Ch. 7 AlvinaCh. 8 Anna Ch. 9 Minnie "All deceased."                                                                                               Ch. 2 William, m. Eckhart, Caroline.  Ch. 3 August  Ch. 4 Joanna, m. Pope, Henry.  Ch. 5 Amelia, m. Heethenkamp.  Ch. 6 Minnie, m.  Nolte.
004 1906 045 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - Henry W. LEIFHEIT cont. Leifheit, Henry, W. b. 1840, in Germany, 1850 crossed ocean with his parents, as adult he rented a farm in DeKalb Co. for 4 years, moved to Iroquois Co., bought a farm, stayed for 7 years, sold farm and bought hotel in Ashkum, Iroquois Co., landlord for 1 1/2 years, sold hotel, moved to Waterman, ran a saloon, 1877 purchased Waterman's Clinton House Hotel, connecting the saloon in connection, by vote of the  village, proprietor there until his death.  m. in Oswego, Kendall C. Ill. in 1860 to Wollenweber, Joanna, b. 1840 in Germany, dau. of Ernest and Hattie Wollenweber.  Ten children:  Ch. 1 William, b. 1862, now dead.  Ch. 2 Emma, b. 1863, also dead.  Ch. 3. George H. b. 1865, m. Belle Wheeler, lives in Aurora.  Ch. 4. Albert William, b. 1867 (See preceding sketch.)   Ch. 5  Ida, b.1870 now dead.  Ch. 6  Millie, b. 1872, m. William W. Scott, lives in Idaville Ind..  Ch. 7 Emmett, b. 1874, m. ????, living in Aurora.  Ch. 8  Della, b. 1877, m. Charles B. Broughton, lives in DeKalb.  Ch. 9  Carrie, b. 1879, m. Albert Dannewitz, lives in Somonauk.  Ch. 10  Jessie M. b. 1881, died 1906 at his Waterman home.
004 1906 046 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - ELLEN LITTLE- George Little, according to tradition, in 1660 came from London to Newberry, Mass.,  was a tailor, m. 1 to Alice Poor, Ch. 1 Joseph b. 1653, m. 1677 to Mary, dau. of Tristram and Judith (Somerby) (Greenleaf) Coffin, d. 1740.  Joseph and Mary's son, George, b. 1862, m. 1 to Edna, dau. Capt. Thomas and Sarah (Northend) Hale, moved to N. H., d. 1760.  Thomas, son of George and Edna and a tanner and farmer, b. 1711, d. 1766,  m. 1737-8 to Mary Bond of Haverhill, b. 1721, d. 1801.  Bond, son of Thomas and Mary, b. 1741, m. 1762 to Ruth Atwood, b. 1742, d. 1814.  Bond served in expedition against Crown Point, moved to Weare, N.H., in 1786 to Newbury, N. H., later to Hatley, Stanstead Co., Can., died there in 1811.  Abijah, son of Bond and Ruth, b. 1780, d. 1860, m. 1800 to Elizabeth Bean of Sutton, N. H., d. 1866 in her 85th year.  Abijah Little, Jr. son of Abijah and Elizabeth, b. 1809, childhood on father's farm, assisted in cultivation and attending Canada's common schools.  1848 came to Ill., purchased all of Sec. 8 in Clinton Twp., disposed of part of it, resided on the rest until 1875.  Then he retired from farm, erected a fine residence in Waterman, died there in 1891.  
004 1906 047  1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - ELLEN LITTLE- Cont. Marriage# 1-1830 in Canada to Eleanor McNorton, native of N. H. of Scotch parentage, d. 1860, in Clinton Twp.  Ch. 1.  William, b. 1831, successful lawyer, Judge of the Supremem Court of Neb. at death in 1867, unmarried.   (Little Genealogy and DeKalb Co. Album p. 517.)  Ch. 2  John, b. 1832. successful lawyer in Aurora, d. 1868.  Ch. 3.  Elizabeth, b. 1834, d. unmarried, 1880.  Ch. 4  Edwin, b. 1835, d. "without issue."  Ch. 5.  Jeannette, b. 1838, d. unmarried, 1861.  Ch. 6  and 7  b. 1840, twins, Ellen and Edgar, m. 1869 to Lovina Alston, 2 ch.; Jennie, b.1870,  Verna b. 1872.  Marriage#2- 1867, to Mrs. Lucy Fearon, (b. 1829in Canada, dau. of Peter and Thankful (Powley) Eastman), widow of Alfred Fearon, at DeKalb.  Miss Ellen Little, one of the twins (b. 1840),  last survivor of this family, Ashton, Ill., lived 30 years with Bates family, d. 1906, remains brought to Waterman, interment in family lot at N. Clinton Cem.  JOHN LYONS- former resident of Afton twp., d. 1906 in Aurora        
004 1906 048 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - MARY BOLAND LYONS-b. 1839, County Mayo, Ireland, dau. of Edward and Ann (Gibbons) Boland.  Edward Boland d. 1894, in DeKalb, 107 years old.  Ann Gibbons Boland d. 1866, in Afton Twp.  1850, family left Liverpool, England, their home for three years, 1853 emigrated to U.S.A., lived near Philadelphia, 1857 father came to Afton Twp., purchased 80 acres, the present Boland homestead, occupied by Edward Boland.  Mary joined family following Sept., 1862 she m. Martin Lyons, lived on Lyons Farm in Afton Twp., 1896 family moved to DeKalb, she resided there until death in 1906.  Ch.-Four died in infancy, Ch. 1 Mrs. Elizabeth Donnelly, Ch. 2 Bernard W.,  Ch. 3  Mrs. Mary Concidine,  Ch. 4 Francis A.,  Ch. 5 Mrs. Louise Roche.  Mary's husband survives her, a sister, Mrs. John Lyons of Aurora, and a brother, John Boland of Chicago.  MARGARET JANE McCLEERY-  dau. of John and Ann (McCall) McCleery, b. 1870 in Victor Twp., age 18 entered Monmouth College for two years, one winter at Washington (Iowa) Academy, two terms in Normal School, Bloomington, Ill., taught 7 years in country schools.  Then began training in DeKalb Normal, called "to her home above" before finishing first term, brief illness, d. 1906 at DeKalb.  First death during 7 years of the Normal Schools existence. 
004 1906 049 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - DANIEL McCORMICK b. 1871in Shabbona Twp. to Thomas and Mary (Grady) McCormick, m. 1896 to Louise Marrin, wife and 3 children survive him, became ill on May 21 and died at his Shabbona Grove home, June 6, 1906.  JOHN D. McDIARMID ,b. 1825 in N. Y.,  son of Duncan McDiarmid, b. 1800 in Scotland an came to America same year; m. 1823 to Mary McPherson.  Grandson of John McDiarmid and Effie McVean.  Grandfather was born in Scotland.  Father was born in Scotland and came to America in his birth year. John D. m. 1852 to Elizabeth Sinclair in Mich.  12 children: Ch. 1 Angus, b. 1853, Mich., m. Mary Elizabeth Burnett, lives in Wis.  Ch. 2 Charles Henry, b. 1855, Mich., m. Julia Marie Brockway, lives in Iowa.  Ch. 3  Christianna, b. 1857, Mich. m. David Logan Findlan, lives Sask., Canada.  Ch. 4  Mary Ellen, b. 1859, m. John McMicken, lives Plainfield, Ill.      
004 1906 050 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - JOHN D. McDIARMID cont.  Ch. 5.  John R., b. 1861, Mich., lives at Big Rock, Ill.  Ch. 6  Ambrose Duncan, b. 1863, Mich., lives in Big Rock, Ill.  Ch. 7  Margaret, b. 1865, Mich., m. Charles Ellsworth Weaver, lives in DeKalb, Ill.  Ch. 8  Alexander Melville, b. 1868, Mich., m. Lula Madora Alford, lives in Wis.  Ch. 9 Leroy, b. and d. April 16, 1870, Mich.  Ch. 10  Allen, b. Sept. 25 and d. Sept, 26, 1872, Mich.  Ch. 11  Harriet Elizabeth, b. 1875, Mich., m. Fred Voris, lives at Sandwich, Ill.  Ch. 12  Gracie E., b. Oct. 27 and d. Nov. 3 1879, at Oswego, Ill.  Mr. McDiarmid moved to Will Co., Ill. in 1876, 1882 to the Waterman farm northeast of town, 1896 moved to Big Rock where he died, Oct. 3, 1906.  ELLA TOMBLIN MARION- b. "41 years ago,"  at Waterman, Ill., d. 1906, in Aurora,   dau. of Norman F. and Sarah Ann (Eddy) Tomblin; granddaughter of Sheldon and Beulah (Fuller) Tomblin.  Beulah was dau. of Obadiah Fuller and Achsah Gates.  Ella Tomblin m. 1884 to William H. Marion in Waterman.  Ch. 1 Norman Edward, b. 1885, Waterman, graduated West Aurora H. S. 1904.  Now a student in College of Physicians and Surgeons, Chicago.  Ch. 2  Robert Floyd, b. 1894, Aurora, d. 1897 in Aurora.  Ch. 3 Sarah Ruth, b. 1895, Aurora, d. 1906, Aurora.    
004 1906 051 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - ROSE FLOOD MARSHALL - dau. of John Flood and Sara Hart, first husband died, John and Sarah both died 1907 and will be in next year book.  Rose m. J. K. Marshall and d. in Chicago, 1906, age 52.  Her husband and 3 Ch. survive: John, Annie and Mrs. J. H. Littlefield.                                                                                   EMILY MORRILL MOORE -Abner Morrill (Informtion from early Greeley genealogy, 1905) son of Ezekiel and Abigail (Wadleigh) Morrill, b. Mass. 1709, m. 1731 to Lydia Greeley, b. 1710-11, Mass., dau. of Philip Greeley and Mrs. Abigail (Severance) Abbey, widow of  Joseph Abbey;  granddau. of Philip Grele and Sarah Isley, greatgrand dau. of Andrew Greele, the immigrant.  Abner Morrill, b. 1741, N. Y., m. Sarah Hoyt, d. c1808.  Ch. 1  Hannah, m. Clements; Ch. 2  Sarah,  Ch. 3 Jonathon,  Ch. 5 Rhoda.  Extensive lineage located here.  
004 1906 052 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - EMILY MORRILL MOORE - Emily m. William Moore, live on the Wilder Roberts farm, moved to Waterman, he engaged in lumber business, they lived in the house now occupied by Hiram Kirkpatrick.  Ch.1  William H., of Minn.  Ch. 2  Smith H., b. 1849 in Clinton Twp., m. Ella Ovitt, lives in Mo.  Ch. 3  Gertrude, m. Hayslip, living in Tex.  Ch. 4  Sadie, now dead.  Ch. 5 Lillie, m. Tressler (or Ziessler), now dead.  Mrs. Moore died at her dau.'s home in Tex., 1906.  Mr. Moore d. several years ago.  JOHN MORRISON- m. Margaret Coventry, both from Scotland, d. March, 1881 in Victor Twp., she died in Ju1y 1881, Ch. 1  John.  Ch. 2  David, m. Maria McNab.  Ch. 3  Robert, m. Mary Ann Peabody.  Ch. 4  John Bruce.  Ch. 5  Stewart.  Ch. 6  Catharine, m. James Taylor.  Ch. 7 Thomas.  Ch. 8 William.  
004 1906 053 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - JOHN MORRISON- cont. Ch. 1, John Morrison, b. 1819 in Perthshire, Scotland, age 21 with brother came to US.  Sent back money for family to come.  M. 1852 to Jane McGue, dau. of James McGue and Agnes Smealie, granddaughter of John McGue and Ellen Kelley and John  Smealie and Jane Brigham.  Jane McGue, b. 1819, N. Y., d. 1888 in Victor Twp.  Ch. 1  William J. b. 1855 in Batavia, Ill., m. 1880 to Emma L. Higbee, d. 1888 in Victor Twp.  Ch. 2  Agnes, b. 1853 in Batavia, Ill., m. 1890 to William T. Nelson, lives at Waterman.  Mr. Morrison, came to Ill. in 1852, lived in Batavia for 2 1/2 years, moved to Victor Twp., settled on farm from 1855 to 1894, moved to Waterman.  Joined United Presbyterian Ch. in N. Y., transferring membership to Somonauk, d. 1906 at Waterman.  ISAAC F. MORSE - b. 1819, Ohio, son of William A. and Hannah (Finn) Morse, grew up there, lived on farm, attended common schools, m. 1842 to Sophia A. Park in Ohio.  Cont. on next page.
004 1906 054 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - ISAAC F. MORSE - cont.  Sophia was dau. of Jonathan and Aurelia (Slate) Park, b. 1823 in Worthington.  Mr. Morse, came to  Ill. in 1845, brought family, located in Rock Island, made trip with teams, experienced tiresome journey, one year later came to Shabbona Twp., purchased farm from government, lived there til death.  Children:  Ch. 1  Mary A., b. 1843, m. Samuel Galloway, lives in Ohio.  Ch. 2  Sylvia L. b. 1846, m. John N. Kittle, now dead.  Ch. 3  Olive J. b. 1848, m. Charles E. Brown, lives in Iowa.  Ch. 4  William S. b. 1849, d. 1850.  Ch. 5  Frank F. b. 1852, m. Emma S. Morse, lives at Waterman.  Ch. 6  Ida C. b. 1854, m. Addison S. Slate, and later C. M. Cook, lives at Shabbona.  Ch. 7  Willis P. b. 1858, m. Eva R. Slocum, lives at Eugene, Ore.  Ch. 8 Llewellyn H. b. 1861, lives in Iowa.  Ch. 9  Althea E. b. 1863, m. ???? Curtis, now dead.  Ch. 10  Clara A. S. b. 1864, m. ??? Genn, lives at Shabbona.  Ch. 11  Clyde S. b. 1868, lives at Shabbona.  Mr. Morse was well read, good public speaker, in scarcity of lawyers, frequently pleaded cases in Justices Court, known as "Esquire Morse,"  held office of collector, constable, Republican, charter member of Shabbona Lodge, charter member of Fertile Lodge, spent last ten years with children, often long and frequent stays at Waterman, d. 1906. 
004 1906 055 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - LIZZIE MULLEN - dau. of Richard and Kathryn (Kain) Mullen, b. 1865 in Elburn, Ill., 1865 came to Afton Twp. with her parents,  d. 1906 in Afton.  DANIEL D. OLMSTED - 1612 baptized in England, came to America with uncle, his son, Capt. James Olmsted  b. in Conn., m. 1673 to Phebe Barlow, d. pre 1731, was town clerk of Norwalk, Conn.,  1678-1707 town judge,  deputy to General Court, his son, Nathan Olmsted, b. 1678, d. pre 1716, m. 1702 to Sarah Keeler, dau. of Ralph Keeler of Norwalk.  Deacon James Olmsted, son of Nathan, b. 1709, d. 1777, m. Hannah _____,  b. 1708, d. 1769.  He removed to Conn. in 1732.   Silas Olmsted, son of James, b. 1732 in Conn., d. 1782, m. 1753 to Abigail DeForest, b. 1731, d. 1766.  Second marriage, he m. Lydia Sloan.  David Olmsted, son of Silas and Lydia, b. 1768, d. 1855, m. Rebecca Jackson (see next 2 pages.)
004 1906 056 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - DANIEL D. OLMSTED - cont. - Rebecca Jackson, b. 1765 dau. of Daniel Jackson, died 1824 in N. Y. Coleman Olmstead,  b. 1792 in Conn., 1814 moved to N. Y., pioneer in Odessa area, learned blacksmith trade, took it to Tioga, Co. until 1838, then came to US, Ill., LaSalle Co.  remained there until 1841, removed to Shabbona, entered government land, and purchased a half section of Reservation, title was uncertain, paid for land three times to perfect it,  1846 moved to Ottawa, LaSalle Co., lived on farm, 1872 went to Mo., unfortunate business ventures, lost heavily, returned to son D. D. Olmsted's, d. there in 1881.  Married twice: 1. m. 1811 to Miss Clara Dauchey, Ch. 1  George, b. 1816.  Ch. 2  Rebecca, b. 1818, d. 1849.  Ch. 3  John D.,  b. 1820.  Ch. 4  Daniel D., b. 1822.    Ch. 5.  Jane,  b. 1824.  Ch. 6  Clara, b. 1826.  (Mrs. Olmstead d. 1828)  That same year, 4 mo. later, he remarried.  M. 2,  Mrs. Hannah Bedient.  Ch. 7  Clara M.,  b. 1829.  Ch. 8  Samuel B., b. 1831.  Ch. 9  Hannah, b. 1833.  Ch. 10  Mary, b. 1846.   Daniel D. Olmstead  b. 1822 in N. Y., lived at home assisting father and attending common schools, 1835 removed with parents to Tioga, N. Y., 1838 came to Clinton Twp. Ill.,  
004 1906 057 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - DANIEL D. OLMSTED - cont. settled in Clinton Twp in 1847, resided there for 46 years, removed to Ithaca, N. Y., there until death.  Was a Whig, then Republican, public spirited, saved the station being at Shabbona Grove instead of Ross Grove, wife joined in mortgaging home farm to "save their beloved church from going down,"  alas their sacrifice was in vain,  M. 1,  1846 to Ann B. McNish, dau. of Alexander McNish of N. Y.,  Ch. 1  James, b. and d. 1848.  Ch. 2 Anna Jane, b. and d. 1849.  Ann d. 1849.  M. 2, 1850 to Elizabeth A. Frost, at N. Y., dau. of Jonathan and Elizabeth L. (Sherwood) Frost, b. 1816 in Catherine, N. Y., d. Clinton Twp. 1886.  Ch. 3  Francis D., b. 1851, residing in Clinton Twp.  Ch. 4 George J., b. 1854, m. Amelia Harris, resides in Shabbona.  Ch. 5  Charles Sherwood, b. and d. 1856 at 7 mo.,  Ch. 6  Charles James, b. 1858, d. 1861.  M. 3, 1887 to Lydia A. Webley at N. Y., dau. of William and Esther (Olmsted) Webley, who survives.  Daniel D. Olmstead died in N. Y. in 1906  EUNICE MERRILL PERRY - Eunice O. Merrill, b. 1851 in New York, dau. of Chester L. and Seraph S. (Wiswell) Merrill, natives of New York.  Eunice m. 1874 to Franklin Henry Perry at Aurora, son of Henry Lee and Charlotte (Hall) Perry.  
004 1906 058  1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - Eunice Merrill Perry cont. Franklin Henry Perry, b. 1845 in N. Y., Mr. Perry had a business, store, in Kaneville, Ill.  Later had a business, store, at Waterman from 1879-.  Later moved to Chicago, wife d. 1906, one dau. Helen Merrill, b. 1886 at Waterman.  WILLIAM ROBINSON - d. 1906, in hotel fire, Regina, Can., nephew of T. H. Robinson of Waterman, brother of Mrs. W. R. McCleery, spent 5 years in Waterman vicinity.  FRANK ROLLINS - son of G. W. (see yearbook 1902) and Helen (Gardner) Rollins, b. 1867 at Afton, m. 1902 to Harriet Potter, b. 1867 in Afton.  Ch. b. and d. 1906.  Mr. Rollins d. 1906, distressing accident, previous evening, gone to DeKalb pumping station, oiling machinery, clothing caught and drew arm into gears, torn from shoulder, pulled away, crossed street, arm amputated at shoulder, passed away at 4 a. m.  CLARK B. SAMSON Esra Samson, b. 1812, son of William and Huldah (Howard) Sampson, m. 1842 to Catherine Sheibly (cont. next page.) 
004 1906 059 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY -  CLARK B. SAMSON cont. Catherine Sheibly, b. 1817, N. Y., dau. of Rudolph and Margaret (Walrath) Sheibly, Ch. 1  Huldah M. b. 1843, N. Y., m. 1882 to J. C. Hubbell, lives in Idaho.  Ch. 2  Clark B., b N. Y.   Ch. 3  Clara, b. 1847 in N. Y., m. 1892  to George Harper (see year book 1904, p. , lives in  Kirksville, Mo.  Ch. 4  Hattie, b. 1849 in N.Y., m. 1872 to Rev. N. O. Freeman, lives at Sheridan, Ill.  Ch. 5  Helen, b. 1850 in N. Y., d. 1865 in Waterman.  1853, Ezra Samson came to Clinton Twp., moved to Sandwich, 1875, d. 1878 at Sandwich, wife d. 1895.  Rudolph Sheibly d. 1856, at their home, the three with dau. Helen are buried at North Clinton Cemetery.  CLARK B. SAMSON b. 1845 in N. Y., came to Clinton Twp. with parents, attended district schools, age 17 went to Jenning's Seminary, Aurora.  Taught at  Big Rock Twp., back to seminery, then to home district, later to the district to the south.  Entered preparatory school, Mich., spent two years at univ., came home, went into the lumber and coal business with Robert Humphrey.  R.R. just built in Waterman, good business, sold his interest, entered law office in Chicago, read law, admitted to bar, practiced with William Law, Jr. until his retirement, went into partnership with Mr. Wilcox.  (Cont. on next page.)
004 1906 060 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY -  CLARK B. SAMSON CONT. - went into partnership with Mr. Wilcox, remained there until death.  Member of Odd Fellows, on their state board, member of Masons, thirty-second degree at death, belonged to Illinois Club, Westward Ho Golf Club, m. 1902 for four years to Ida Haskins of L. A. Calif.,  traveled  widely but loved home best, 1905 health failed, 1906 had surgery, rallied, but fatal disease held on, everything money and skill could do was done, d. 1906.  ELMER RAY WILTSE - b. 1881 in Mo. to George and Sarah Jane (Dickinson) Wiltse, moved to Waterman as two year old, two years later moved to Iowa, 1888 moved to DeKalb, d. 1906 at home of his parents.  HULDAH SIMPSON WISNER - Ira Simpson, b. 1804 and Fannie Cox, b. 1806, m. 1827.  Ch. 1  Deborah, b. 1827 (Mrs. Colby, Lee, Ill.),  Ch. 2  Lucinda, b. 1829, now dead.  Ch. 3  Elizabeth, b. 1830 or 31, m. Ira Chamberlain, then in 1865 m. John H. Merritt.  Ch. 4  Almyra, b. 1832, Mrs. Lewis, of Flushing, Mich. (cont. on p. 61) 
004 1906 061 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - HULDAH SIMPSON WISNER - cont. Ch. 5  Sarah M.  b. 1833, Mrs. Tomblin of Chicago.  Ch. 6 Minerva b. 1835, Mrs. Butcher, d. 1897 in Fitzgerald, Ga.  Ch. 7.  Huldah, (subject of this sketch.) Ch. 8.  Mariette, b. 1839, Mrs. Davis, Shabbona, Ill.  Ch. 9  William W.  b. 1842, living in Kan.  Ch. 10  Seeley W.,  b. 1844, d. Ga.  Ch. 11  Nelson T.  b. 1846, now dead.  Ch. 12  Elmer H.,  b. 1848 of Waterman.  1852-Mr. and Mrs. Simpson came west, settling near Jericho, Kane Co., husband d. 1853, 1856 she married Eleazer Mighell, made their home 2 mi. E. of Waterman.  Mr. Mighell, founder and first deacon of Clinton Center Baptist Church, later Waterman First Baptist Church.  Mrs. Mighell joined 1858, baptized Jan. 1858 on her own homestead by Rev. R. Persons.  Mr. Mighell d. 1878, Mrs. Mighell d. 1897.  Huldah R. Simpson, Mrs. Wisner, was b. 1836, d. 1906 in Kan.  EPHRAIM JACKSON WOOD - b. 1815, N. Y., m. 1845 to Eliza Prescott, b. 1823, d. 1901 at Waterman.  (see biography in yearbook 1905, p. 48)  dau. of Daniel Moulton and Henrietta (Harrington) Prescott.  Ch. 1  Charles E.  b. 1850, living in DeKalb, Ill.  Ch. 2  Maria, b. 1852? m. George Bigelow (see page 62)     
004 1906 062 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - BIOGRAPHY - EPHRAIM JACKSON WOOD - m. George Bigelow, lives at Stockton, Mo.  Ch. 3  Byron, b. 1860, d. in infancy.  Ch. 4 died in infancy.  1849 came west.  First wife died, m. 1902 to Mrs. Mary Halloway, widow of James Halloway who d. 1901.  Mr. Wood d. 1906.
004 1906 063 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - DIRECTORY - BAPTIST CHURCH - Org. 1856 as Clinton Center Baptist Church, now First Baptist Church of Waterman.  Church edifice dedicated, 1873, membership 54.  Pastor, John Morris. Clerk, Mable Swift. Treasurer, William Allen Congdon.  Deacons, Alexander Henderson, Drew C. Swift, Marvin Simpson.  Trustees:  George Griffith Congdon, Alexander Henderson, F. P. Robinson, Drew C. Swift, Marvin Simpson.  Organist, Irene Whitford.  Sunday School:  reorganized after inactive 1888, Supt. Mrs. John E. Morris,  Asst. Supt. Ross Swift,  Sec./Treas, Irene Whitford,  Organist, Irene Whitford.  Baptist Young People's Union.  Won the international conquest Missionary Banner in 1893.  Pres. Mrs. John E. Morris.  Vice Pres. Ross Swift.  Sec. Carrie Martin.  Treas. Eva Swift.  Org. Irene Whitford.
004 1906 064 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - DIRECTORY - BAPTIST CHURCH - cont. United Workers' Soc.  Pres. Mrs. Fred Martin, V. Pres. Mrs. F. P. Robinson.  Sec. Irene Whitford.  Treas. Eva Swift.  Women's Missionary Soc. Pres. Mrs. John E. Morris.  V. Pres. Mrs. S. M. Swift.  Sec. Mrs. Alexander Henderson.  Treas. Irene Whitford.  EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN EMANUEL CHURCH - no report.  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - organized as Clinton Center Pres. Ch. 1864.  Pastor, George Dunlap.  Elders, 4 years, W.M. McFarlane, Jr., J.S. Kirkpatrick, J. M. Smiley, John C. Weber.  Trustees:  3 years, William Nelson, John Harvey, A. A. Stryker.  Treas. W. M. McFarlane.  Clerk of Session: J. M. Smiley.  Organist: Ruth Andrews  Ushers: William Nelson, John C. Weber.  SUNDAY SCHOOL  Supt. John C. Weber.  Ass't. Supt. J. M. Smiley.  Sec./Treas. Geneivieve Van Etten.  Librarian, vacant.  Supt. of Home Dept. Mrs. John Beck.
004 1906 065 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - DIRECTORY - PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - cont. organist, Mabel Kirkpatrick.  Chorister, G. M. Hill.  Primary Leader, Mrs. J. S. Kirkpatrick.  CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR Org. 1892, Pres. John C. Weber.  V. Pres. Mabel Kirkpatrick.  Sec. Kate Baldry.  Treas. Mollie Gunderson.  Corr. Sec.  Mrs. J. S. Kirkpatrick.  Organist, Kate Baldry.  Chorister, Sarah Mc Farlane.  LADIES MISSIONARY SOCIETY  Pres. Mrs. W. M. McFarlane.  V. Pres. Mrs. George Dunlap.  Sec./Treas. Mrs. J. S. Kirkpatrick.  LADIES AID SOCIETY Pres. Mrs. W. S. Andrews.  V. Pres. -----.  Sec. Mrs. W. M. McFarlane.  Treas. Mrs. W. T. Nelson.  SHABBONA GROVE MISSION.  Preaching 2nd and 4th Sabbath each month, 3:15 p.m.  Sunday School, 2:30 p.m. every Sunday.  Supt. John C. Weber.  Ass't Supt. Anna Overton.  Sec./Treas. Ada Johnson.  Lib. Charles Hotchkiss.  Organist, Gladys Flewellyn.  Trustees: George Houghtby, William Bates, Louis Hotchkiss, Treas. George Houghtby.
004 1906 066 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - DIRECTORY - UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - Pastor: Joseph Andrew Spear.  SUNDAY SCHOOL - no report.  YOUNG PEOPLE'S CHRISTIAN UNION -Officers:  Pres. Margaret Beveridge.  V. Pres. Mary Howison.  Sec. Francis Cox.  Treas. Archie McCleery.  Tithe Sec. Nora Graham.  WOMEN'S MISSIONARY SOCIETY org. 1875.  Reg. mtg. third Thur., Pres. Mrs. Roy Randles, Mrs. Jennie E. McCleery.   V. Pres. Lulu McCleery, Mrs. Duell.  2nd V. pres.  Mrs. Ward McAllister, Mrs. Kutzner.  Rec. Sec.  Mrs. Jennie McCleery, Mrs. Speer.  Corr. Sec.  Frances Cox, Mrs. Ferguson.  Treas. Mable Smith, Agnes Ferguson.  Magazine agent:  Anna Randles, Mrs. Roy Randles.  Thank Offer. Sec. Mrs. Janie Graham, Mrs. W. J. Randles.
004 1906 067 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - DIRECTORY - METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH - Pastor, C. C. Lovejoy.  Sec. of Bd., Roy Wakefield.  Rec. Sec., L. G. Fuller.  Dist. Sec., Carl L. Greeley.  Treas., J. W. Woods.  Treas. Of Incid. Fund, W. G. Potter.  Trustees: Frank S. Greeley, Frank Thorpe, D. J. Minnich, W. G. Potter, D. A. Fuller.  Stewards:  J. A. Tallman, A. Darling, L. G. Fuller, F. S. Greeley, E. G. Deming,  Carl Greeley, Cyrus Dixon, C. F. Allen, J. W. Woods, D. F. Hipple, Elmer Hipple, G. O. Greeley, John Mercer.  SUNDAY SCHOOL - no report  EPWORTH LEAGUE - Charter No. 3976. Date of charter: 1890.  Pres. Ray Allen.  V. Pres. Elnora Potter.  2nd V. Pres. Roy Wakefield.  3rd V. Pres. Ida Woods.  4th V. Pres. Harriet Brainerd.  Sec. Alta Lovejoy.  Treas. Will Matteson.  Organist, Beulah Allen.  LADIES' AID SOCIETY-Pres. Mrs. H. A. Lamb.  V. Pres. Mrs. C. C. Lovejoy.  Sec. Rose Greeley.  Treas. Carrie Fuller.  WOMANS' FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY- Pres. Mrs. C.  C. Lovejoy.  V. Pres. Mrs. Fred Allen.  Sec. Rose Greeley.  Treas. Carrie Fuller.  
004 1906 068 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - DIRECTORY - CLINTON TWP. SUNDAY SCHOOL ASSOC. - Pres. Frank S. Greeley.  V. Pres. John Smiley.  Sec./Treas. Mrs. W. F. Congdon.  Supt. Of Home Class Work, Mrs. J. E. Morris.  Supt. For Normal Training, Carrie Fuller.  Supt. of Primary Work, Mrs. J. S. Kirkpatrick.  Supt. of Temperance Work, Ruth Andrews.  CLINTON TWP. BIBLE SOCIETY-Pres. Wilder Potter.  V. Pres., Rev. George Dunlap, Rev. C. C. Lovejoy, Rev. J. E. Morris.  Sec., Sarah McFarlane.  Treas., Mary J. Macklin.  WATERMAN LODGE A.F. & A. M. NO. 728 - Charter granted 1875.  Charter members living: C. F. Greenwood, O. F. Matteson, E. P. Rowley.  Mtgs. First and 3rd Thur.  Worshipful master, W. M. McFarlane.  Sen. Warden, Orvil Stryker.  Jun. Warden, Soren Larsen.  Sec.,  Glenn W. Bradbury.  Treas., Soren Larsen.  Sen. Deacon, W. T. Wiltberger.  Jun. Deacon, R. Watson.  Tyler, A. J. Heeg.  WATERMAN CAMP NO. 1572 M. W. A.- Org. 1892, 10 members.  mtgs. first and third Mon.  
004 1906 069 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - DIRECTORY - WATERMAN CAMP NO. 1572 M. W. A.-Ven. Consul, J. G. Baker.  Worthy Advisor, Charles Wagner.  Banker, W. M. McFarlane.  Clerk, Glenn W. Bradbury.  Physician, Dr. P.E.N. Greeley.  Escort, Will Reid.  Sentry, John Adams.  Watchman, Oliver Carnes.  ROYAL NEIGHBORS OF AMERICA - Mulcahey Camp No. 2679, Waterman, Ill.  Chartered: 1901.  Oracle, Mrs. H. J. F. Kirchhefer.  Past Oracle, Frances M. Adams.  Vice Oracle, vacant.  Chancellor, Mrs. L. C. Whitford.  Recorder, Frances M. Adams.  Receiver, O. H. Carns.  Marshal and sentinel: vacant.  Managers: Mrs. O. H. Carns, Mrs. P.E.N. Greeley, Mrs. Robert Tenney.  Physician, Dr. P.E.N. Greeley.  T.S. TERRY POST NO. 463 G. A. R.  Org. 1884.  Located at Shabbona.  Post Commander, A. L. Wells.  Sr. Vice Commander, A. C. Kauffman.  Jr. Vice Commander, A. U. Fuller.  Adjutant, H. A. York.  Quarter Master, H. W. Young.
004 1906 070 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - DIRECTORY - T.S. TERRY POST NO. 463 G. A. R.- cont. Surgeon, S. D. Wesson.  Chaplain, Anthony Darling.  Officer of the Day, J. A. McCormick.  Officer of the Guard, John Kennicutt.  WATERMAN WOMAN'S CLUB - Org. 1902.  Membership, 44.  OFFICERS: Pres., Mrs. S. M. Henderson.  V. Pres., Mrs. Frank Greeley.  Sec., Miss Alta Lovejoy.  Prog. Comm., Mrs. Ellen R. Lovejoy, Mrs. John Morris, Mrs. Inda Andrews.  WATERMAN LECTURE COURSE COMMITTEE: Composed of one rep. from each of the three young people's societies of the churches.  Chairman: Walter Malcolm McFarlane.  Sec./Treas., William Allen Congdon.  Corr. Sec., Roy Wakefield.  DeKalb COUNTY OLD SETTLERS' ASSOC.  31st Annual Picnic, Wed. Sept. 4, 1907.  Present Constitution adopted: 1901.  Pres., A. L. Wells, Shabbona.  Sec./Treas., Norman H. Boardman, Shabbona.  Historian, George Edward Congdon, Waterman.
004 1906 071 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - DIRECTORY - REPUBLICAN DELEGATE DISTRICTS.  For Primary election Aug. 4, 1906  This page contains a full page county map, marked with twps. and district numbers.  The caption says, "The small figures in eqach township indicate the Republican vote, the large figures the number of delegates to the county convention.  
004 1906 072 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - DIRECTORY - COUNTY OFFICERS - Circuit Clerk, Walter M. Hay.  State's Atty., Edward M. Burst.  County Supervisor, S. T. Armstrong.  Coroner, J. D. Morris. County Judge, William L. Pond.  County Clerk, S. M. Henderson.  Sheriff, Daniel Hohm.  County Treas., L. C. Shaffer.  County Supt. of Schools, W. W. Coultas.  TOWN OF CLINTON - Supervisor, W. J. Randles.  Town Clerk, W. E. Dean.  Assessor, Fred A. Brown.  Collector, August Leifheit.  Comm. of Hwys., William Reid, 1904-1907.  Theodore Johnson, 1905-1908.  A. G. Schultz, 1906-1909.  Justices of the Peace, George G. Congdon, 1905-1909.  Isaac Potter, 1905-1909.  Constables, N. F. Davenport, 1905-1909.  T. H. Hinds, 1905-1909.  Trustees of Schools, T. H. Robinson, 1904-1907.  Henry A. Lamb, 1905-1908.  W. G. Potter, 1906-1909.  VILLAGE OF WATERMAN - Pres. of Bd., S. M. Henderson, 1905-1907.  Trustees, Glenn W. Bradbury, Soren Larsen, Walter Drake, Charles Boekenhauer, A. U. Fuller,  W. A. Congdon.  Clerk, H. H. Homan.  Police Magistrate, W. M. McFarlane.
004 1906 073 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - DIRECTORY - VILLAGE OF WATERMAN - cont. Village Treas., R. R. Brown.  Street Commissioner and Marshal, C. F. Martin.  Committees, Finance:  Bradbury, Drake, Boekenhauer.  Streets and Alleys:  Congdon, Larsen, Fuller.  Buildings and Grounds:  Drake, Bradbury, Boekenhauer.  License:  Bradbury, Congdon, Drake.  Misc.  Fuller, Larsen, Boekenhaurer.  CLINTON TWP. REPUBLICAN COMM.  William J. Randles, W. M. McFarlane, S. M. Henderson.  CLINTON TWP. DEMOCRATIC COMM.  A. G. Schultz, George Hall, W. E. Dean.  WATERMAN SCHOOL.  Principal: L. Day Perry.  Intermediate:  Edith Moorehead.  Primary:  Mary E. Macklin.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS:  E. P. Dean, F. A. Brown, David F. Hipple.  WATERMAN ALUMNI ASSOC.  Organized, 1901.  Pres. Bertha Tallman.  V Pres., ------.  Sec. Mabel Kirkpatrick.  Treas. Jessie Leifheit.  CLASS OF 1906.  Motto:  He conquers, who conquers himself.  Colors: Royal purple and yellow.  Flower: -------,  Members:  George L. Giles, valedictorian;  Herbert P. Robinson;  Daisy B. Watson, salutatorian.   
004 1906 074 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - DIRECTORY - RURAL SCHOOL TEACHERS.  Dist. 112.  Adelia Heeg, 1905-1907;  Dist. 113.  Mabel Swift, 1905-1907.  Dist. 114.  Julia McCormick, 1905-1907.  Dist. 115.  Bessie Robinson, 1905-06.  Sara McFarlane, 1906-07.  Dist. 116.  Village School.  Dist. 117.  Georgia Davenport, 1905-1907.  Dist. 118.  Effie M. Smith, 1905-06.  Mabel Kirkpatrick, 1906-07.  Dist. 119.  Helen Ferguson, 1905-06.  Grace Graham, 1906-07.  Dist. 120.  Edith Jacobs, 1905-06.  Ethel Davis, 1906-07.
004 1906 075 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - MISCELLANEOUS - OLD PEOPLE OF WATERMAN AND VICINITY. - Compiled for Jan. 1, 1907.  "I desire to include all Waterman people seventy-five years old.  If your name should be here and is not, let me know."  Sarah Williamson Graham, June 10, 1813 (Victor Twp.),  Nancy Bird Hill, Mar. 16, 1815.  Harriet Shonts Swift, Nov. 16, 1819.  Samuel Morton Swift*, Mar. 27, 1820.  George W. Place, Apr. 23, 1820.  Emeline Atkins Giles, Sept. 29, 1821.  Ezra Morgan Ames, June 5, 1822.  Elizabeth Such Bradbury, Oct. 16, 1823.  Oscar Fitzaland Matteson, Aug. 1, 1825.  Martha Davis, Dec. 25, 1825.  Timothy Holden Hinds*, June 18, 1826.  Enoch P. Rowley, Apr. 18, 1827.  Julia Ann Thomas, June 4, 1827.  Hiram Kirkpatrick, July 23, 1827.  William Gibbons, Dec. 22, 1827.  Peter Normandin, Jan. 20, 1828.  George Griffith Congdon*, Feb. 29, 1828.  Julius Caesar Pearl, Mar. 30, 1829.  Lucy Eastman Fearon Little, May 24, 1829.  Marion Hall Matteson, Aug. 5, 1829.  Martha Woods Lamb, Oct. 27, 1829.  Erastus Dean, July 18, 1831.  (*Samuel Morton, *Timothy Holden Hinds, and *George Griffith Congdon have died before the publication of this book.)
004 1906 076 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - MISCELLANEOUS CONT.  FORMER RESIDENTS.  John Walker, Sndwich, Ill.,  Laura Carpenter Whitford, Ottawa, Kan.  Abigail Mack Persons, Bradgate, Iowa,  Henry Challand, DeKalb, Ill.  Richard P. Rowley*, Big Rock, Ill.  Bela Addison Coy, Odebolt, Iowa.  Smiley Kirkpatrick*, Mendota, Ill.  Jane Collins Stewart, Sandwich, Ill.  Alonzo G. Fowler, Paw Paw, Ill.  William Heun, Eldora, Iowa.  Morris P. Brown, Aurora, Ill.  Louisa Boardman McAllester, Schenectady, N. Y.  Agnes Beveridge Patten, Evanston, Ill.  Chester Henry, Goldfield, Iowa.  Maria Barnes Randall, Aurora, Ill.  Dellette Crandall Coy, Odebolt, Iowa.  Ashley White Gleason, Strawberry Point, Iowa.  Charles William Curtiss, Chicago, Ill.  William Eckles, Osborne, Kan. (*These have died since Jan. 1, 1907.) 
004 1906 077 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - MISCELLANEOUS CONT. OLD MARRIED COUPLES. Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Swift, Apr. 7, 1846.  Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Matteson, Dec. 4, 1847.  Mr. and Mrs. Peter Normandin, Jan. 22, 1850.  Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Coy, Odebolt,  Iowa, July 26, 1854.  Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Post,  Shabbona, Apr. 26, 1854.  Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Potter, May 30, 1855.  Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Greenwood, July 4, 1855.  Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Rowley, Dec. 8, 1855.  OLD SOLDIERS - William S. Andrews, Co. C, 147th Ill.  George Griffith Congdon, Co. K, 105th Ill.  Anthony Darling, Co. H. 102nd N. Y.  Adelbert U. Fuller, Co. M., 9th Ill. Cav.  John A. Greene, Co. K, 105th Ill.  James R. Griffith  J. E. Hardy, 42nd Ohio.  David B. Hohenschildt, Co. G, 208th Pa.   Abram C. Kauffman, Co. H, 7th Pa. Reserves; Andersonville Prison.  Joseph Nelson, Co. E, 62d Ohio.  Elmer G. Simpson, Co. C, 58th Ill.  Daniel Starry, Co. A, 103d Pa.  Charles M. Tompkins, 124th Ill. Inf.  George W. Wakefield, Co. K, 105th Ill.  William H. Wiltberger, Co. K, 105th Ill.  Sarah E. Pritchard receives a pension as widow of Ethan A. Pritchard 2 Lieut., Co. H, 13th Ill.  SURVIVING PRESIDENTIAL VOTERS, 1856. - The following persons reported as voting in Clinton Twp. in 1856, held at John Walker school house. (cont. on p. 78)
004 1906 078 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - MISCELLANEOUS CONT. SURVIVING PRESIDENTIAL VOTERS, 1856. - The following persons reported as voting in Clinton Twp. in 1856, held at John Walker school house.  SURVIVING PRESIDENTIAL VOTERS, 1856. - The following persons reported as voting in Clinton Twp. in 1856, held at John Walker school house. Buchanan, Democrat.  John C. Fremont, Republican.  Millard Fillmore, American Party.  Charles Allen, Fremont.  Ezra Morgan Ames, Fremont.  George Griffith Congdon, Fremont.  Harvey L. Fuller, Fremont.  Charles F. Greenwood, Fremont.  Hiram May Greeley, Fremont.  Alexander Henderson, Fremont.  Charles Wesley Marsh, (DeKalb), Fremont.  Oscar Fitzaland Matteson, Fremont.  ("There are doubtless several others who have not responded to my letters.")  CHANGES  OF RESIDENCE - Henry Challand to DeKalb, W. S. Robnolt to Arkansas,  Charles Hall to Greenwood Bldg. on Main Street, L. C. O'Kane to J. D. Roberts' flats, Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Stone, Wm. Woods to home farm in Sec. 3, Clinton Twp.  W. B. Mitchell to Sandwich.  Ed Leifheit to Harvey Fuller Farm.  Dave Minnich to Mrs. Louise Scott farm.  William Morton Gordon to Emma Macklin house on C. Street.  Silas Whitney to Sandwich Twp.  William Gibbons of Victor to E. 3rd St.  Carl Greeley to home farm.  Chris Nelson to Hinckley.  Marvin E. Simpson to Dean cottage on B. Street.  L. L. French to Marsh farm, recently purchased by him.  Albert Huff to Betsey Greenwood farm.  Louis D. Carbaugh to Sec. 17, DeKalb Twp.  Ed Price to Dean Farm.  ---- Davis to Brown house A and 5th Sts.  Emil Grandadam and John Lamblez to Lisbon,  N. D.  Harry Minnich to J. D. Roberts' Farm,  Raymond Gates to Aurora.  Charles Greise to C and 5th Streets.  J. W. Myers to Hinckley.  Jesse C. Hardy to McDonald Farm, Sec. 19, Clinton Twp.
004 1906 079 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - MISCELLANEOUS CONT. CHANGES  OF ADDRESS -cont. Jesse C. Hardy to McDonald Farm, Sec. 19, Clinton Twp.  Henry Burmester to Hinckley.  Fred Tompkins with E. M. Ames.  Harry Rhodes to Robert Howison farm.  Xavier Lamblez to Lisbon, N. D.  Campbell Vilmin and brother to Lisbon, N. D. ----- Bushel to William Gibbons farm.  William Huff to Ernest Gibbons farm.  O. S. Woods to Montgomery.  Herman Beiler from Iowa to C. F. Allen farm.  George Wade to McFarlane House.  Mrs. Rebecca Thorpe with dau., Mrs. Carl Greeley to  Burton, Iowa.  Al Hall to Thorpe house.  Mrs. Adelaide Greenwood to DeKalb.  F. V. Ballard to B and 5th Sts.  N. E. Comp to Sydney Lattin farm.  Charles Griese to Herman VonOhlen farm.  Albert Huff to McCaskey house.  Fred Allen to new house.  Lee O'Kane to Omaha, Neb.  Mrs. Herman Burmester to Mrs. Woods' house.  S. M. Henderson to Sycamore.  VOTE AT TOWN MEETING. - Town Clerk, W. E. Dean, 100.  Assessor, F. A. Brown, 100.  Collector, August Leifheit, 97.  Comm. of Hwys, A. G. Schultz, 96. Trustee of Schools, W. G. Potter, 99.  VOTE AT VILLAGE ELECTION - For trustees:  Charles Boekenhauer, 96.  A. U. Fuller, 78.  W. A. Congdon, 66.  E. Dean, 65.  W. A. Rowley, 54.  For Village Clerk:  H. H. Homan, 90.  For License: 52  Against License: 67  Total Votes Cast: 119.
004 1906 080 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - MISCELLANEOUS CONT. COUNTY TAXES - list of taxes levied in DeKalb Co. for 1906-7 - including state tax, county, town, road and bridge, corporation, gravel, school, district road, twp high school, dogs.  Also railroad taxes for Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy.  Chicago & Iowa.  Shabbona & Sterling Br. of C. B. & Q.   Chicago, Minnesota, & Northern.   Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul.  Chicago and North Western Main Line.  Chicago Great Western.  DeKalb Great Western.  Northern Illinois.  Sycamore and Cortland.  Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota.
004 1906 081 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - MISCELLANEOUS CONT.-THE TOWN'S LARGEST TAX-PAYERS.  (amt of taxes for 1906)  J. D. Roberts, H. L. Fuller, H. M. Greeley, F. A. Brown, Howison Brothers, H. Roberts, H. Kirkpatrick, Julia Roberts, E. A. Pritchard, M. Rissman, W. F. Spencer, Mrs. Grace Lamb, G. G. Congdon,   G. W.Wakefield, J. W. McAllister, Mrs. Lucy Hipple, Henry A. Lamb, A. Henderson, C. Boekenhauer, S. Kirkpatrick, H. Challand, George Hall, Thomas Hunt, Name Lost, Emma L. Zeller, A. L. Gilchrist, David Hipple, Isaac Potter, William Nelson, August Leifheit, F. D. Olmsted, J. S. Kirkpatrick, W. J. Randles, James Lynch, James Boyland, J. E. Hardy, G. L. Giles, S. M. Henderson, W. G. Potter, T. H. Robinson, Edwin Fraser.  HIGH SCHOOL AND PREPARATORY SCHOOL GRADUATES: Muriel Joy Daley, Shabbona, (Illinois) High School, June 8, 1906.  Laura Sophia Starkey, East Aurora (Illinois) High School, June 7, 1906.  Grace Tallman, Monticello (Indiana) High School, May 29, 1906.  
004 1906 082 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - MISCELLANEOUS CONT. FREIGHT AND PASSENGER TRAFFIC.  An itemized report of the business done by the C. B. & Q railroad at the Waterman station for the years 1904, 1905, 1906:  Freight forwarded, by carloads:  Cattle:  79, 70, 80.  Hogs: 61, 109, 115.  Sheep: 2, 0, 0.  Horses: 4, 3, 2.  Corn: 54, 51, 39.  Oats: 50, 75, 74.  Hay: 74, 79, 86.  Misc. 8, 8, 8.  Freight rec'd. by carloads: Lumber: 60, 55, 46.  Coal: 89, 88, 79.  Misc. 150, 163, 88.  Total Ticket sales: $6,513.40, $6,418.70, $8,119.01.  C. W. Baldry, Agent.   
004 1906 083 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - MISCELLANEOUS CONT. WATERMAN BAPTIST CHURCH:  Important Dates:  1852, Feb. 14- Johnson's Grove Baptist Ch. Org.  1856, Oct. 11-  Clinton Center Baptist Ch. Org.  1857, Oct. & Nov.- Great revival in Johnson's Grove Ch.  1858, May 19 -Council of recognition held.  1862, June 4.-  Church rec'd into the Fox River assoc.  1871, Dec. 12- Church voted to build in Waterman, secured pledges of $1300.  1873, Jan. 15- Church dedicated.  1879-82.- Four annual excursions to Rockford.  1890- First parsonage erected.  1892, June 5-B.Y.P.U. org.  1893, B.Y.P.U. rec'd. International Conquest Missionary Banner.  1906, Oct. 11-Semi-centennial celebrated.  Pastors: ( years included)  John C. Miles, Reuben Persons, Elias Underwood, Reuben Persons, H. R. Hicks, D. T. Richards, M. J. Martin, E. W. Reynolds, Nelson Crandall, G. M. Daniels, A. S. Orcutt, I. W. Corey,  G. P. Martin, John Stafford (supply), Charles Braithwaite, D. H. Griggs, F. A. Case, Charles H. Storms, R. G. Pierson, John E. Morris.
004 1906 084 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - MISCELLANEOUS CONT.- REVEREND J. M. GRISWOLD'S STORY.  See biography elsewhere in this volume, he relates this actually happened:  Afternoon, had been studying, lying on couch, suddenly seemed to be in the old house in England, sitting at kitchen table.  His mother was ironing at other end.  She paused, looked up, saw me and gave exclamation of surprise, instantly picture vanished.  Thought little of it, considered he had dozed and dreamed, in time a letter arrived from across Atlantic, rec'd from his mother, she related on a certain day she had been standing at her table ironing, looked up, saw me distinctly at far end of table, she exclaimed a bit in surprise, immediately vision vanished.  Comparison of dates and making allowance for difference between countries, found the two visions occured at same time. 
004 1906 085 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - MISCELLANEOUS CONT.-Advertisements- Author is desirous of obtaining all material throwing light on early DeKalb Co. history and particularly Clinton Twp.  He says he currently has: 1. Transcript of Johnson's Grove Church Records, 1852-1861.  Looking for second volume.  2. Transcript of Clinton Town Clerk records, 1850-59.  3. Transcript of John Boston's records as Justice of Peace.  4. Transcript of inscriptions in Johnson's Grove Cem.  5.  Transcript of inscriptions in North Clinton Cem. dating from 1862.  6. Gleanings from Aurora Beacon News, relating to Clinton Twp., 1858-1873.  7. Gleanings from Newberry Library, Chic. and other sources relating to Waterman family genealogy. 
004 1906 086 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - MISCELLANEOUS CONT.-Advertisements- G. E. Congdon, "You are Reading this" Ad to encourage others to advertise in Year Books.  "Who Were Your Grandparents?"  Genealogy ad, offering famioly trees, G. E. Congdon.  "Perrin's History of Illinois" pub. 1906.  Hand book for reference, historical matter, 15 year collection, J. Nick Perrin, Belleville, Ill.
004 1906 087 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - MISCELLANEOUS CONT.-Advertisements- Henry A. Lamb, Two half page ads: Dealer in Clothing, Hats, Caps, Shoes, and Gents' Furnishing Goods  In Bank Building, West End Third (Main) Street.  Waterman, Illinois.  A. J. Heeg & Co., Furniture & Undertaking, Stoves, Graniteware, Carpet, Rugs, Mattings, Linoleum, Shades, Pictures, Sewing Machines.  Upholstering, picture framing, eaves spouting furnace work, piping, plumbing, etc.  Waterman, Illinois. 
004 1906 088 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - MISCELLANEOUS CONT.-Advertisements-Two half page ads: A. J. C. FEARON  GROCERIES, FRUITS, Ice Cream and Confectionery, Waterman, Illinois                                                           W. E. DEAN, DRUGS, MEDICINES, STATIONERY, ETC. WATERMAN, ILLINOIS
004 1906 089 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - MISCELLANEOUS CONT.-Advertisements-Two half page ads: Pogue Bros. Lumber Co.  LUMBER, COAL LIME, CEMENT, STONE, ETC.  Large stock of Building Material always on hand.  Also a good stock of the best grades of Hard and Soft Coal.  "DEAL HONESTLY WITH ALL MEN"  Is our motto.  WATERMAN, ILLINOIS                                                                          H. L. KEENE, M. D. C. VETERINARIAN SHABBONA, ILLINOIS PHONE 42
004 1906 090 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - MISCELLANEOUS CONT.-Advertisements-Two half page ads: ELBERT P. DEAN DEALER IN FRESH AND SALT MEAT WATERMAN, ILLINOIS.                                              W. T. WILTBERGER NOTARY PUBLIC, REAL ESTATE, LOANS, AND INSURANCE.  FARMING LANDS  I handle nothing but the best.  Can locate you on a good farm east, west, north or south - Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Missouri, Texas, Washington, Oklahoma and Canada.  MONEY TO LOAN ON REAL ESTATE.  COUNTY TELEPHONE 18   WATERMAN, ILLINOIS.                 
004 1906 091 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - MISCELLANEOUS CONT.-Advertisements-full page ad-Dr. G. S. Murphy Waterman, Illinois  "Special Attention to Surgical Cases for Which a Well Appointed Hospital is Maintained."
004 1906 092 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - MISCELLANEOUS CONT.-Advertisements-full page ad-"Travel Within the Reach of All by THE UNDERWOOD TRAVEL SYSTEM.  This Travel System is unique.  Consists of travel of the truest kind, without using railroad or ship.  Prof. James H. Breasted, Ph. D. - statement.  Prof. R. B. Richardson, Ph. D. - "Direct access to Greece from every classroom, homes generally."  Rev. Jesse L. Hurlbut, D. D. - "Now all will know what it means to stand in important places."  TOURS OF ALL COUNTRIES.  Write us.. Underwood & Underwood 3 and 5 West 19th Street.  New York
004 1906 093 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - MISCELLANEOUS CONT.-Advertisements-Full page ad- Private Hospital  Established 1901  Special Care Given Surgical Patients ------  For Further Information Address Paul E. N. Greeley, M. D. Waterman, Illinois ------ DeKalb Co. Phone, Local No. 3   Long Distance, Central, Waterman
004 1906 094 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - MISCELLANEOUS CONT.-Advertisements-Full page ad- SWANSON & GILMORE Live Stock Commission Merchants Give personal attention toall, thoroughly equipped, Mr. Gilmore born and raised at Waterman, desirous of handling business of all as well as past residents of his old home town.  Market reports furnished.  Reference, Drovers Deposit National Bank, and our customers.  Room 170 New Exchange Building, Union Stock Yards.  Long distance telephone, Yards 1662  Chicago, Ill.
004 1906 095 1906 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - MISCELLANEOUS CONT.-Advertisements-Full page ad- W. A. CONGDON BREEDER OF Barred Plymouth Rocks (Sketch of two prime Plymouth Rocks) "Beauty and Utility Strain"  BOOKLET FREE  W.  A.  CONGDON  Box 4, Waterman, Illinois+B1206
004 1907  034 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY -MARA A. McCLEERY BEVERIDGE - cont. Children of James McCleery, Ch. 3.  James, b. 1838 (See 1903 Yearbook for biography.)  Ch. 4  Robert, b. 1839 in Galt, Canada; d. 1842 in Haysville, Ohio.  Ch. 5  Mary A.  Ch. 6  Margaret, b. 1843 in Dalton, Ohio.  m. Alexander Howison, lives near Hinckley.  Ch. 7.  Elizabeth, b. 1845 in Dalton, Ohio.  m. Thomas Robinson, lives in Longbeach, Cal.  Ch. 8.  William Doeg b. 1848. (See 1903 Yearbook for biography)  Ch. 9.  Jane Catherine, b. 1851 at Dalton, Ohio.  d. 1855 in Victor Twp., Ill.  Mary A. McCleery, b. 1841 near Galt, Ontario. Family moved to Ohio.  1851 family moved to Illinois, 1852 located on "McCleery Farm," attended college 2 years in Washington, Iowa, farm was her home until marriage, 1865 to John C. Beveridge.  After marriage lived on family farm in Victor, few months before death she was at Rheinbeck, Iowa, d. there 1907.  Record of children in 1906 Yearbook.  FRED BOHE. - d. suddenly 1907, Athens, Ill.  Wife was Belle Matteson, gave up housekeeping in Aurora previous year to care for her mother, Mrs. O. F. Matteson at Waterman.  Mr. Bohe traveled at this time.  EMMA TAYLOR Darnell - dau. of William and Catherine (Roberts) Taylor, b. New Jersey, 1847. 
004 1907 000 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including Cover:  WATERMAN, ILLINOIS YEAR BOOK 1907-SIXTH ANNUAL VOLUME - COMPILED BY GEORGE EDWARD CONGDON
004 1907 001 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including Title Page:  WATERMAN, ILLINOIS YEAR BOOK 1907-SIXTH ANNUAL VOLUME - COMPILED BY GEORGE EDWARD CONGDON-HIAWATHA, KANSAS THE SMITH PRINTING COMPANY 1909
004 1907 002 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including - Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1909, by George Edward Congdon, in the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
004 1907 003 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including Preface.  Full page announcing the probability this will be the last year book.  Congdon is teaching and the book is a strain.  He has not found the subscriptions successful.  The goal being 300 copies to break even, he received only 125.  He is a resident of Waterman only a few weeks in the summer.  The book ceases.  He knows how valuable the books are and believes those who don't appreciate them, someday will.
004 1907 004 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including Preface cont.  He believes by the time the community realizes the value of the books, he will no longer be able to respond with another.  He denies favoritism, or intentional emphasis, and credits the responders with the differences in length of items.  He appreciates the dedicated fans of his works.  G. E. Congdon, Waterman, Illinois, July 23, 1909.
004 1907 005 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including TABLE OF CONTENTS.  Preface, Table of Contents, List of Illustrations, Chronology, Biography, Directory, Miscellaneous.
004 1907 006 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including TABLE OF CONTENTS cont.
004 1907 007 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. Class of 1907, Waterman Standpipe, p 8; Old Soldier's Monument, p 16; Newspaper Clippings, p 19; Eugene W. Chafin, p 24; J. R. Barkley, p 24; Clarence D. Marston, p 24; John Hector, p 24; Grace Bushnell Andrews, p 32; F. H. Hall, p 32; Rev. and Mrs. Reuben Persons, p 32; Rev. E. J. Aikin, p 36; Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Greeley, p 41; Mr. and Mrs. John Marshall, p 49; Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Swift, p 56.  
004 1907 008 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including Illustration of Water Tower
004 1907 009 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including CHRONOLOGY - JANUARY - 2. Pres. Annual mtg.  3. Death, Smiley Kirkpatrick, death, Mrs. W. W. Fuller.  4. Birth, son, James William to Lark L. and Lida C. (Roberts) French.  Birth, girl, Genevieve Mae to John N. and Sarah J. (Frants) Davison of Carlton.  5. T. S.Terry Post, No. 463, G.A.R., Officers installed at Shabbona.  Wedding Anniversary, 25th, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Starry.  7-12 Week of prayer, observed by Union services.  8. Public Sale, S. Lattin and son, live stock and farm machinery.  9. Death, John Gilbert Hay.  10. Birth, girl, Helen Mae to James and Mary (Hayes) Beveridge, Oregon, Ill.  11. Birth, son to Mr. and Mrs. Martin Miller.  15. Death, Mrs. Catherine Finan.  15-17. DeKalb County Farmers Institute, held at Waterman, next session at Normal School.  18. Birth, girl, Helen Mae to Dr. James M. and Mary (Hayes) Beveridge, Oregon, Ill.  20. Speaker in Waterman, Samuel Fickle, of Chicage, Anti-saloon League.   
004 1907 00F 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including Title Page:  WATERMAN, ILLINOIS YEAR BOOK 1907-Frontispiece- Class of 1907-
004 1907 010 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including CHRONOLOGY - January cont. 21. Death, Mrs. Sarah Minnich.  23. Marriage, achariah T. Deuel, of Lake City, Iowa and Evalyn G. Challand, at Sycamore, by Rev. E. G. Cattermole.  Birth, girl to Mr. and Mrs. Niles H. Kirkpatrick of Chicago.  Train collision, evening passenger train (No. 41) leaving Aurora and a switch engine and freight cars, several injured, no deaths, 4 hour delay.  Death, child of Mr. and Mrs. (McCormick) Keyser of Chicago.  26. Death, Eugene, son of William Wiltsie, Gilbert, Ill.  Birth, girl, Gladys Mary to Gottlob and Matilda (George) Freitag.  Farewell Reception, Pres. Ch., for Morrison and Hill families.  Death, William J. Porter.  27.  Death, Rev. Alexander Gilchrist.  28-Feb. 15 United Pres. Special Meetings, Rev. D. M. Conn of Sandwich, assisting.  29. Marriage, John L. Minnich and Edith Schmidt m. by Rev. E. Rathmann.  FEBRUARY - 3. 50th Anniv., William Heun and Anna Margaret Betz, now of Eldora, Iowa. 
004 1907 011 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including CHRONOLOGY - FEBRUARY cont. 4. Birth, boy, Arthur Francis to Frank W. and Annie H. (Hunt) Challand.  5. Public Sale, W. R. McClellan, Live Stock, Farm Machinery, H. J. Wilcox Farm, Squaw Grove. Marriage, James Kitner and Cora Wade by Rev. R. L. Kelly.  Death, Timothy Holden Hinds.  6. Lecture Course, National Ladies Quartette.  Marriage, H. E. Davis of Big Rock and Elsie Miller by Rev. George Dunlap.  7. Marriage, Harvey E. Spencer and Charlotte Mohr by Rev John P. Davies.  8. Farewell reception, Mr. and Mrs. Will Darling.  9. Death, Elma Mima McClellan, dau. of John Russell and Irene (Hubbard) McClellan, at Altamont, Ill.,  b. Oct. 22, 1899 at Hinckley, Ill.  10-24.  Special Mtgs., Meth. Ch. Rev. J. Wesley Holland of New Lenox assisting.  12. Henry Bridge, Public sale, live stock, farm machinery.  Birth, boy, William John to William J. and Laura (Busey) Fulton of Sycamore.  13. Birth, girl to Silas and Olive (Minnich) Whitney.  14. Marriage, Baker, Samuel S. and Matteson, Bessie E. by Rev. C. C. Lovejoy.  Marriage, Jandt, Frank and ? ? Peckman by Rev. E. Rathmann.  Death, Mrs. ? ? Weber.   
004 1907 012 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including CHRONOLOGY - FEBRUARY cont. 19.  Greeley, H. M., Public sale, live stock and farm machinery.  20. Waterman stand pipe and water tank, work commenced.  21. Birth, boy, Albert Howison, to John W. and Margaret (Howison) Moore, East Chicago, Ind.  22.  Old soldiers, campfire, home of Anthony Darling.  24. Birth, son to Gail and Hattie (Peterson)  Brown of DeKalb.  26. Surprise party, 25th Anniv., Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kettler.  27.  Marriage, Jacob B. Jacobson and Rose Smith of Lee by Rev. M. G. Bentley, of Des Moines, Iowa.  MARCH - 1. Birth, son, George Harold to Edward and Carrie (Manderville) Ashworth of Sandwich.  6. Death, Heinrich Walter, son of Rev. Frederick and Marie (Mennicke) Kroeger, b. Oct. 16, 1904, New Holland, Ill.  7. New blacksmith shop, Rollo, Ill., south of track, built by W. S. Rowley for G. W. Lambing and son of Rollo.  11.  Lecture, by Guy Carlton Lee, "When the People Wake."  12. Birth and death, girl, Mary E. to Roy James and Elsie (Emery) Low.  14.  Marriage, Clara Greenwood.  16. Caucus, Republican (Union) to nominate twp. officers.  22. Entertainment, pupils of primary and intermediate depts. of Waterman School, Masonic Hall; receipts $30.  22.  Tower and water tank completed.  
004 1907 013 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including CHRONOLOGY - MARCH -cont. 25. Birth, son, Harry G. to Charles and Addie (Gates) Overton of Shabbona.  Business, G. W. Lambing & Son, opened new blacksmith shop.  26. Birth, son, to Clyde and Jessie (Cross) Keene.  29. Death, Edith Marie, b. June 18, 1906, dau. of Paul B. and Amanda (Mercer) Howland, Kewanee.  APRIL - 2. Death, Mrs. Elzie Ray Mitchell.  Death, Mrs. J. Stanley Andrews, Jr.  Township Elections.  3. Marriage, Henry A. Brown, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. and Maude Mercer, Aurora.  7-21.  Pres. Ch. Special Mtgs., conducted by A. W. Gray, singer-evangelist.  8. Woman's Club Annual Mtg.  9. Picnic at  Pasadena, Calif., former residents of Waterman.  11. Marriage, C. W. Kay and Anna Greene, in Chicago.  12. Lecture, Meth. Ch., Lon J. Beaucamp.  14.  Discovery, Andrew Egland, tenant of the Morrison Farm, $465. hidden in barn 18 years ago, by William Morrison.  16.  Village election.  Marriage, William T. Deisel and Hazel Case at Davenport, Iowa.  18.  Birth, son, Fraser J. to Edgar E. and Sadie M. (Fraser) Hipple.  20. Annual School Election.  E. P. Dean elected to succeed himself as director, Waterman School.  22. Death, Mrs. John Marshall.  24. Afton Center School, struck by lightning, burned.     
004 1907 014 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including CHRONOLOGY - APRIL cont. 26. DeKalb County Medical Assoc. met at Sycamore, Dr. G. S. Murphy chosen President and delegate to state society mtg. at Rockford, Waterman selected for next mtg.  29.  Birth, girl, Mary to Harry M. and Susie (Graham) Souder.  MAY - 1.  Reed combination pipe organ purchased for U. P. Church.  Wallace and Andrew Gilchrist, enlarging and remodeling their houses.  5.  Afton Twp. Sunday School convention held at  Afton Center Church.  6. Birth, boy, James Hoy to M. Hoy and Isabelle (Robinson) Beveridge.  7. Central Examination for Seventh and Eight Grades, Waterman School, held by County Supt. W. W. Coultas.  11. Birth, girl, Ingrid Marie to Ole and Tillie (Samson) Swenson.  15.  U. P. Church, congregational meeting, election of elders.  Marriage, John Lewsby and Stella Starry in Chicago.  19.  Epworth League Anniv., installation of officers, Rev. C. L. Hay of Maywood preached.  21-23.  Illinois State Medical Society, met at Rockford, Dr. G. S. Murphy of Waterman, delegate from DeKalb Co. Socity.  
004 1907 015 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including CHRONOLOGY - MAY cont. ---Rev. J. L. Hartsook, installed as pastor at Runklin, Ill.  24. Entertainment, Waterman Woman's Club, a farce "Not a Man in the House," at Masonic Hall.  25. T. H. Hinds estate, property sold at public sale by executrix Cynthia Smith.  Death, Floyd William Farmer.  26. T. S. Terry Post, Memorial Services, Congregational Ch. Shabbona.  26. Death, Mrs. James W. French.  Birth and death, girl, Jessie Amelia, to Soren and Anna (Johnson) Larsen.  ---Death, Jay Wigton, Lexington, Neb.  ---Construction, new barn, 64 x 42, first story concrete, cost $2,500., S. D. Wesson.  30.  Decoration Day sevices, Johnson's Grove Cemetery, a siege gun of Civil War, dedicated as monument to the old soldiers, Chaplain W. H. Smith, Chicago and Atty. Charles F. Clyne of Aurora, addresses.  JUNE - 1.  Death, Thomas Grady.  2. Speaker, Mr. Perry Stevenson, of Dixon, Ill., Missionary, American Sunday School Union, "Sunday School Work,"  Union Service, at M. E. Church.  3.  Marriage, Anvey E. Baker and Helen Coy, both of Odebolt, Iowa, by Rev. E. C. Jessup.  4.  Marriage, Leroy Sawyer and Myrtle May Arnold, by Rev. F. A. Hosmer.  Coffey, P. H., disappearance, April 20, found dead, shot himself with revolver in old deserted dwelling house on D. E. McGirr farm, Afton.
004 1907 016 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including CHRONOLOGY - JUNE cont. 5. Death, John G. Hines.  7. Waterman School Juniors, entertain Seniors, home of J. S. Kirkpatrick.  8. Birth, son to Mr. and Mrs. William Huff.  9.  Baccalaureate Sermon, by Rev. J. A. Speer, of U. P. Church, for Class of 1907, text Phil. 3:13, 14.  Children's Day exercises, held at three churches.  11.  Marriage, August C. Hartman and Barbara S. Rissman, by Rev. F. Kroeger.  14.  School picnic, Primary and Intermediate departments, at Allen's Grove.   Twelfth Annual Commencement, Waterman School.  15.  Marriage, Dr. Harry L. Keene and Jessie E. Stram, by Rev. J. W. Davies.  Accident, F. A. Brown, horse frightened by automobile, thrown from buggy, leg broken.  Picnic, J. S. Kirkpatirck's grove, high school pupils.  17.  Birth, son, Brooks Houghton to Rev. Meade E. and Bertha (Mennis) Dutt.  18.  Waterman Alumni Assoc., annual reunion and banquet, Ward's Cafe, Hinckley.  Graduation, Fred G. Fulton, Oberlin College, appointed secretaryship in Y.M.C.A, state of Washington.  19.  Birth, girl, Vivian Marie to John and Mollie (Eigle) Hines.  Birth, girl, Roberta Alice to Sydney Averill and Ada Theresa (Macklin) John.  20.  Marriage, Wallace J. Black, Washburn, Ill. and Margaret Robinson, married by Rev. J. A. Speer.  
004 1907 016b 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including CHRONOLOGY - Illustration Page - Old Soldiers' Monument: Johnson's Grove Cemetery, Civil War Siege Gun,  Dedicated Memorial Day 1907.  
004 1907 017 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including CHRONOLOGY - June cont. 20.  Zeller, Avon Humphrey, graduation from Northwestern Univ., School of Pharmacy Degree.  21.  Death, Mrs. Alonzo Edmunds.  23.  Birth, girl, Alice Germaine to C. Frederick and Elizabeth (Patten) Toenniges, DeKalb.  24. Birth, girl, Mabel Grace to Everett J. and Mary G. (Deming) Stern.  25. Birth, girl, Helene Doris to Fred and Ethel (Dixon) Beiler.  26.  Union Sunday School Picnic, second annual, at Norton's Grove.  26.  Birth, girl, Sara Jeannette to Robert James and Jeannette (Kirkpatrick) McAllister.  --- Fire loss of $40,000., S. R. Miles of Mason City, Iowa.  ---Miles, S. R. elected pres. of ??.  JULY - 2.  Death, Mrs. Aaron Darnell.  3.  Birth, girl, Margaret Jeanette to Orville and Emma (Potter) Stryker.  4.  Birth, boy, Ross Graham to Frank M. and Sadie (Graham) Johnson.  Greeley Family Reunion, home of Wilder Potter.  7.  Marriage, Chauncey M. Broughton and Maude H. Beers, Grace Church, New York City.  8.  Birth, girl, Velda Naedine to Joseph and Mary (Driscoll) Eakle.  10. Death, John Elliott.  Birth, boy to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Von Ohlen. 
004 1907 018 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including CHRONOLOGY - July cont. 12.  Epworth League Social, home of Wilder G. Potter.  Marriage, Charles L. Coy of Dell Coy, of Mountain Park, Okla. And Margaret Doyle, of Tipton, Iowa.  15.  Birth, son, Paul Vernon to Morris and Jennie (Heck) Schaeffer.  16.  Syrian adventurer, Said Kalil Haick, announced marriage to Elise Ellwood on July 24.  He occupied space in papers for several days, wedding did not take place.  18.  Aurora papers announce, plans are nearly complete to double track the Burington Railroad from Aurora to St. Paul.  19.  Gold Medal contest, held at Afton Center, won by Miss Elma Jackson.  20.  Birth, boy, Harry Shepson to John W. and Helen (Shepson) Porter, Benson, Minn.  21.  50th anniv. Samuel Gerlach and Katharine Schoop, children and decendents.  Birth, girl, Lillian Mae to Charles E. and Ruby (Roberts) Jessup.  23.  Birth, girl, Doris Rose to Carl Herman and Orra May (Fuller) Beiler.  24.  Robbery, Clarence Hendricks, alias John Kelley, stole team of horses from his employer, Charles Anderson, of Afton Twp., and ran away.  Captured in Chicago, lodged in jail.  25.  Business, A. J. Heeg & Co. added stock, stoves, graniteware, tools, material enabling them to do eaves-spouting, plumbing, and furnace work.  26. Birth, boy, Harry Miller to Harvey L. and Laura E. (Miller) Heath. 
004 1907 019 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including CHRONOLOGY - illustration Page - Three headlines from the Chicago Record Herald, pertaining to Ellwood wedding threat.  July 17, 1907 "Dragoman to Marry Miss Elsie Ellwood?"  "Granddaughter of Wire Magnate Won by Syrian "Contractor to Tourists."  "Friends are Surprised."  "Groom-to-be Tells All About It, but Veteran DeKalb Millionaire Is Not Pleased."  July 18, 1907  "Ellwoods To Block Miss Elsie's Wedding"  "Marriage to Dragoman Will Not Take Place if Reatives Have Their Say."   "Engagement is Admitted"  "Grandfather of Young Woman Says Affair Has Reached Its Limit."  July 20, 1907, "To Turn Down Syrian"  "Miss Elwood Will Not Wed Dragoman She Met While Touring Egypt."  "Mother As A Diplomat."  "Encourages Foreigner in Suit for Daughter's Hand Until New York is Reached."   
004 1907 020 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including CHRONOLOGY - July cont. 26.  DeKalb Co. Medical Society met at Waterman.  27.  Bridgemen, O. A., night operator, fit of jealous anger, took dose of poison, life saved by physicians.  28.  Twp. Sunday School Assoc., held at Pres. Ch.  29.  Bridgeman, O. A., night operator, robbed depot, with  his wife made escape, captured later at Missouri Valley, Iowa.  Birth, girl, Bonolyn Ione to Ralph and Camilla (Robinson) Space, Lindon, Kan.  30.  Birth, son, Wallace Jr. to Enos and Anna (Beiler) Kopp.  30-Aug. 4.  Second Waterman Chautauqua.  31.  Death, Mrs. John C. Beveridge, (Chicago?)  AUGUST.  6.  Robert Boston residence destroyed by lightning, entirely consumed.  7.  Marriage, Thomas Rochford of Shabbona Grove and Elizabeth Sullivan of Kingston, Ill. at Genoa by Rev. Father Huth.  Death, Stanley Nelson, son of August and Grace (Duffy) Nelson, DeKalb, Ill., b. May 17, 1905.  12.  Death, Louis George.  16.  Death, George O. Greeley.  17.  Marriage, Harry Davis and Bertha Bei Tallman at Pasadena, Calif.  19.  Marriage, Vroman A. Swett, son of John A. and Bernice May Cole, of Mason City, Iowa.  20.  Death, Dr. Amasa E. Field of Warrenville.  Death of Mrs. Elizabeth McCleery Marshall. 
004 1907 021 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including CHRONOLOGY - August cont. 20.  Death, Mrs. Sarah Tripp.  24.  Death, Alexander Howison.  29.  Death, John B. Fulle.  SEPTEMBER - 2.  42 annual reunion, 105th Illinois regiment at Maple Park.  Village school opened.  3.  Grand Gold Medal contest, DeKalb, contestants were Leola Wheeler from Elva, Gertrude McGirr from Carlton.  Attempted suicide, P. E. Luttrell of Somonauk, dose of Paris Green.  4.  Hinckley Camp No. 880,  M. W. A. initiated a class of ninety; many from Waterman.  Marriage, Manly Earle McKenney and Myrtle Luella Mosher, both of DeKalb.  5.  Meeting of the Exchange Telephone Co. at DeKalb, first board of directors, included A. S. Bean, B. W. Lyons, D. E. McGirr.  Death, Samuel Walter Krug, b. Jan. 4, 1898.  Birth, son, Elmer William to William J. and Harriet (Lovering) Olmstead.  6.  Railroad accident, James Fennell, passenger fell from the night train, found dead in the morning, west of Hinckley.  7.  Marriage of Anders P. Peterson and Hansine F. Hansen by Rev. George Dunlap.  9.  Death, Fred Bohe.
004 1907 022 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including CHRONOLOGY - SEPTEMBER cont. - 10-13 Twentieth annual Sandwich Fair.  10. Death, Mrs. Phoebe Whitford.  12.  Marriage, Frank Budd and Edna Darnell.  13.  Birth, girl to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Nichol.  14. Woman's Club Picnic, home of Mr. and Mrs. Rollin Fay.  15. Birth, son, Edward Kingsbury to Herbert Edward and Mary R. (Kingsbury) Persons, Kalamazoo, Mich.  Speaker, C. F. Johnson, M. D.of Ichowfu, China at Pres. Church.  16. Death, John Marshall.  Marriage, Frank J. Bushnell of Sandwich and Ada Myrtle Weaver of DeKalb.  18.  Marriage, Fred Cook, Concordia, Kan. and Clara Belle Lambing by Rev. C. C. Lovejoy.  Gilchrist, Wallace, completed extensive improvements of residence.  19.  Marriage, Fred E. Voris of Sandwich, and Libbie McDiarmid of Big Rock.  Gilchrist, Andrew, completed remodeling of his house.  22.  Birth, girl to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Leifheit.  25.  Death, Elmer William Lovering, son of William J. and Harriet Lovering, b. Sept. 5, 1907.  28.  U. P. Church members surprised pastor, purse of $102.  Birth, girl, Myrtle Adaline to William W. and Mildred (Leifheit) Scott, of Idaville, Indiana.  Death, George Pratt of Jackson, Mich.  OCTOBER - 2-9.  68th annual session of the Rock River Conf. held at Chicago, Rev. E. J. Aikin appointed pastor at Waterman Church.  Rev. C. C. Lovejoy transferred to Lockport and Lemont. 
004 1907 023 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including CHRONOLOGY - October cont. - 3. Death, George Beveridge.  Birth, boy to Prof. C. H. and Rosa (Baie) Heine, Milwaukee, WI.  5.  Public sale, Mary W. George, household furniture and property.  7. Woman's Club, first meeting.  9. Marriage, Jonas Sawyer and Eunice L. Morton, Victor, Twp. by Rev. J. M. Lewis.  Marriage, Harry D. Orr and Helen G. Badenoch, both of Chicago.  11. Birth, boy, Stephen to William Logan and Elizabeth (Geiger) Kirkpatrick, York, Neb.  12.  Public Sale, Mrs. Belle Bohe, household goods, furnishings.  Death, Stephen, son of William Logan  and Elizabeth (Geiger) Kirkpatrick of York, Neb., b. October 11, 1907.  14. Birth, girl, Ethel to Eli and Mollie (Hartman) Boekenhauer.  16. Farewell reception, Rev. C. C. Lovejoy by Methodist Church.  17. Birth, son, to Mr. and Mrs. William Gates.  18. Baptist Church, donation party, for Rev. and Mrs. John E. Morris.  19.  Marriage, Isaac Gates, Jr. and Anna Smith at Sycamore.  22.  First Lecture Course, Sybil Sammis Concert Co.,  24.  Public sale, Arthur S. Bean, live stock and machinery.  28.  Circuit Court, Oct. term opened, Henry A. Lamb, grand juror; John Beck, Andrew Gilchrist, Clinton petit jurors. 
004 1907 024 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including CHRONOLOGY - October cont. 30.  Death, Alice J. Durham.  31. Hallowe'en Sociable, vacant store building, corner Third and C. Streets.  Business.  NOVEMBER- 2. Birth, child, to Mr. and Mrs. Emil Grandadam.  5.  Death, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Grandadam, b. Nov. 2, 1907.  6.  Marriage, Roy Wakefield and Mabel Yearnshaw, at Lincoln, Calif., by Rev. Buie.  Birth, girl, Mary Irene to Frank and Mary A. (Duffy) McCormick.  8.  New Pastor Reception, Methodist Church, for Rev. E. J. Aiken.  9. Death, S. M. Swift.  11. Republican county judicial convention at Sycamore; Glenn W. Bradbury, Will Andrews, Wilder Potter, W. J. Randles delegates.  14.  Farmers' Telephone Co. putting up line from Waterman to Somonauk and Sandwich.  Old Soldiers Campfire, with Comrade J. E. Hardy and wife.  Death, James Lane.  15.  Basket Sociable, Johnson's Grove, School, Ethel Davis, Teacher.  16.  Public Auction, Lyman Fraser, remainder of farm machinery, wagons, carriages.  18.  Birth, son to Mr. and Mrs. Davis Breeding.  Birth, boy, Harold Adolph to Henry H. and Estella A. (Woodruff) Homan.  20.  Marriage, Roger B. Pearson to Mrs. Catherine M. Rahm, both of Chicago.  21.  Woman's Missionary Society, U. P. Church, annual election.
004 1907 024b 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including Illustrations of EUGENE W. CHAFFIN, J. R. BARKLEY, CLARENCE D. MARSTON, JOHN H. HECTOR.
004 1907 025 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including CHRONOLOGY - NOVEMBER cont. 22. Reception, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wakefield at W. E. Dean home.  Death, Mrs. Orrin Mitchell, Sandwich.  25.  Death, John Delos Roberts.  Death, Cicero Beardsley, Sandwich.  26.  Birth, girl to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thorpe.  27.  Marriage, John Wesley Toms of Elizabeth, Ill. and Mary Elizabeth Green at Aurora, Ill.  28.  Annual Thanksgiving servic, Pres. Ch., Rev. E. J. Aiken of Meth. Ch., text Psalm 147:20.  Annual Thanksgiving gathering, Fuller families, D. A. Fuller.  DECEMBER - 1.  Emmanuel Ch. installed Prof. E. L. Marquart, teacher for Parochial school.  Death, George Gardner.  2.  Young People's Christian Union, U.P., annual election.  3.  Marriage, Charles Mesner and Sadie Minnich.  4.  Birth, girl, to Harry and Elizabeth (Biehl) Smith, Sandwich.  Anniversary, 60th, Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Matteson.  5.  Public sale, Eli Oleson, live stock, farm machinery.  6.  Pres. Ch. ladies, annual chicken dinner and sale, held in vacant Hill store building, business.  Death, Mrs. Sarah Darnell.  7.  Marriage, Bruce H. Roberts and Anna Podschwit by Rev. George Dunlap.  8.  Birth, boy to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wood.  10.  Birth, boy, Perry David to Cyrus E. and Jessie Irene (Morse) Woods, Monrovia, Calif.
004 1907 026 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including CHRONOLOGY - December cont. 11.  Marriage, H. Wilder Wesson and Edythe L. Hansen by Rev. J. D. Dent.  12.  Annual Chicken Dinner, Ladies of the Meth. Ch., business, vacant Hill store building.  14.  Death, Gustave Marcellus Olson.  15.  Anniversary, 50th, Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Carson.  16.  Birth, son, Marshall John Addison to Herman W. and Elizabeth (Thorpe) Schultz.  Birth, girl, Viola Marie to Edward William and Anna Marie (Sorenson) Borchers.  17.  Birth, girl, Beatrice Eudella to Henry and Lillian (Wade) Bergholte of Hinckley.  Business, Peter Wheeler of Lee, opened a Clock and Watch Repair Store, Adelaide Greenwood Bldg.  18.  Marriage, Wells F. Spencer and Mrs. M. F. Wilson by Rev. J. W. Davies.  19.  New village residence, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Greeley, two story frame, basement, attic, furnace, gasoline gas for cooking and lighting; began in spring, completed Dec. 2.  20.  Business, vacant store building, corner of Third and B. Streets, opened as skating rink.  Marriage, Guy E. Babcock and Minnie G. Matteson by Rev. E. J. Aikin.  21.  Special judicial election.  24.  Christmas exercises, all three churches.  25.  Marriage, Prof. Albertus Darnell and Elsie McDonald, of Detroit, Mich.  26.  Birth, girl, Eleanor Irene to Charles B. and Jessie Maude (Low) McGill, Eagle Grove, Iowa.   
004 1907 027 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including CHRONOLOGY - December cont. 26.  Pres. Ladies' Aid Society, annual business mtg.  28.  Anniversary, 50th, Mr. and Mr. H. M. Greeley.  29.  Annual praise service, roll call, Pres. Ch.  31. Death, Mrs. Amy E. Tobias.  Marriage, Kit Carson and Jessie Kiehl of Sandwich, at Geneva, by Rev. W. R. Dixon.  Recreation mtg., Woman's Club, at Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Lamb's.
004 1907 028 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY - Grace Agnes Bushnell Andrews.  Cortes F. Overton, b. Long Island, 1796, moved to Black River Country, Henderson, Jefferson county, N. Y., embraced religion, had large family.  (Portion of New York Census of 1790.
004 1907 029 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY - Grace Agnes Bushnell Andrews cont.  Family comes to the vicinity of Shabbona Grove in spring of 1854.  (full page of Connecticut and N. H. census info.)
004 1907 030 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY - Grace Agnes Bushnell Andrews. Overton family continues from Shabbona Grove to Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1869, he contracted bronchial consumption, complications listed, d. 1869 at 73 yrs.  Gave $1000. to Chicago Univ., m. Philena Corkings, Ch. 1. Cortes Fernando, b. 1819, m. Fidelia Pratt Hathaway, d. 1868 at Shabbona.  Ch. 2.  Lucy P. m. 1844 to Silas Walker Bent, d. 1892.  Ch. 3.  Lucinda, b. 1823 in N. Y., m. Dr. Oscar A. Tubbs, d. 1896.  Ch. 4.  Elizabeth, m. John LaGrange.  Ch. 5.  Lorinda, m. Allen Milne.  Ch. 6  Augusta M., b. 1829, d. 1856.  unmarried.  Ch. 7.  Albert, m., d. without issue.  Ch. 8 Mary Ellen, m. no further record.
004 1907 031 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY - Grace Agnes Bushnell Andrews cont. Dr. Oscar A. Tubbs, one time resident of Clinton Twp., elected supervisor 1857, d. 1898 in Chicago.  Converted during the great revival in Johnson's Grove Church, bap. 1857, 1858 chosen clerk of the church, 1858 elected delegate to council of recognition of the Clinton Center Baptist Church, 1858 delegate to the Ottawa Assoc. Session at Amboy.  He and is wife rec'd letters of dismissal June 17, 1859.  dau. Agnes O. married Joseph P. Bushnell, Ph. D. of Waxahackie, Texas.  Grace Agnes Bushnell, b. 1876, Des Moines, Iowa.  1900 Graduated Univ. of Chicago, Ph. B., taught high school in Chicago, Onawa, Iowa, Morrison.  m. 1904 to Rev. John Stanley Andrews, Jr. son of John Stanley and Eliza Jane (Cunningham) Andrews, pastor of Morrison Ill. Baptist Ch.  Ch. 1 Stanley Bushnell Andrews, b. 1906.  Agnes d. 1907 in Chicago.  CICERO BEARDSLEY -b. N. Y. 1822.  d. Sandwich, 1907.  m. Helen Kilbourn, 1846.  Baptist, 1856 Clinton Twp. road overseer.    
004 1907 032 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY -George Beveridge - son of John C. and Mary A. (McCleery)( Bio in 1906 Yearbook p. 28) Beveridge, b. 1874 in Victor Twp.  Studied medicine, practiced at Guernsey and Rheinbeck, Iowa; d. there in 1907.  Deep interest in geneaology, investigated family during visit to  Scotland and British Museum.    MARA A. McCLEERY BEVERIDGE - John McCleery, earliest known ancestor, b. 1771 in Scotland.  Father was not a McCleery.  Drafted and escaped trouble.  Came to Quebec, walked 300 miles, wilderness to N. Y.  Changed name to avoid capture.  m. 1797 to Margaraet Cook.  Ten Children:  Ch. 1, died in infancy.  Ch. 2.  James McCleery, b. 1803, N. Y.  (cont. on p. 33)
004 1907 032b 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including ILLUSTRATION PAGE - 4 photos:  Rev. and Mrs. Reuben Persons, F. H. Hall, Grace Bushnell Andrews
004 1907 033 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY -MARA A. McCLEERY BEVERIDGE - cont. family moved to Ontario, then 1841 to Ohio where John McCleery died.  Described as powerful physical constitution, very friendly, genial, devoted Christian, Presbyterian, son James McCleery m. 1833, Canada, to Jean Thompson. Page contains detailed background on her family.  Her mother came to U. S., was of keen intellectand poetic, died at age 97.  James, carpenter, after marriage farmed, acquired 600 acres, still held by family.  Wife died, 1858.  Second wife, m. 1869-70, moved to Iowa, d. there 1892.  Presbyterian, theologian to excel some pastors, Republicans, Ch. 1  John, b. 1834, m. Ann McCall, lives in Victor Twp.  Ch. 2 Hugh, b. & d. 1837 in Canada.     
004 1907 035 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY -EMMA TAYLOR Darnell - cont. m. 1865 to Aaron Darnell, son of John and Leah Darnell.  Moved to MO, returned to Sandwich, Ch. 1. Esther, d. 1887.  Ch. 2.  W. H. Darnell, Humansville, MO.  Ch. 3.  Mrs. Edith Tripp, Wyanet, Ill.  Ch. 4.  Mrs Lillian Dieterich, Aurora.  Ch. 5.  Florence Darnell, Sandwich.  SARAH HENDERSON DARNELL. - b. 1824, Bergen, Norway.  1837 emigrated with band, rough trip, nine week voyage, New York, Newark, Ill., at 19 m. Benjamin Darnell, farmed, moved to Sandwich, grocery business, he d. 1887, she d. 1907.   Ch. son died at 13, dau. d. 1894, Mary who survives.  ALICE JULIA DURHAM - dau. of Lewis and Eliza Ann (Negus) Durham.  Father b. 1852, Harrisburg, PA, living.  Mother b. 1847, d. 1897 at Waterman.  3 children born at Waterman.  Ch. 1.  Alice Julia, b. 1878, educated in Waterman Schools, recently went to Aurora for nurses training, d. there 1907.  Ch. 2.  Frank Monroe, b. 1881, m. Anna Madden, lives in Aurora.  Ch. 3.  Lillie Rosette, b. 1884.       
004 1907 036 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY -ALICE JULIA DURHAM - cont. see previous page notes.  MATTIE McDOLE EDMUNDS.  B. Afton Twp. 1875, dau. of Mr. and Mrs. Asa McDole.  M. 1896, to Alonzo Edmunds, moved to DeKalb. She d. 1907, Wesleyan Hosp., Chicago, surgery for pelvic abscesses.  JOHN NELSON ELLIOTT -b. 1887, Mineral Point, Wis., 2nd child of 4, father b. in Canada, d. Sioux City, IA.  Grandfather, Rev. John Nelson Elliott, b. Conn. and d. Calif.,  came to Waterman 6 mo. before his death, night operator in Burlington depot.  D. 1907, Dr. Murphy's Hosp., typhoid fever.  FLOYD WILLIAM FARMER - b. Iowa, 1887, son of H. Bert and Elva C. (King) Farmer.  Age 8 family moved to AftonTwp., 5 yrs. later returned to Iowa.  1906 returned to Afton Center. Grad. 1904 from Lake City H. S., taught two terms at Afton Center School, converted and joined Christian Church, transferred membership to Afton Center Union Ch., d. 1907 of peritonitis.
004 1907 036b 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including ILLUSTRATION PAGE - PHOTO OF REV. E. J. AIKIN,
004 1907 037 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY -FLOYD WILLIAM FARMER cont. - taught two terms at Afton Center School, converted and joined Christian Church, transferred membership to Afton Center Union Ch., d. 1907 of peritonitis.  AMASA E. FIELD - (see ancestry in Yearbook, 1904) b. 1863, Shabbona Twp., son of Elijah Crane and Jane E. (Fritts) Field.  Family moved to Plano, rec'd early training, studied medicine, grad. 1895 from Rush Med. Sch., loc. Plattville, Ill., practiced, overworked, pleurisy, moved to Warrenville, chicken ranch, d. 1907.  m. 1885 at Plano to Lillian Fritts, b. 1866 in Newark, dau. of William Henry and Josephine (Washburn) Fritts.  Ch. 1.  Vita Ruth, b. 1886.  Ch. 2  Robert Waite, b. 1893.  Elijah William, b. 1898.  MARY ANN SKINNER FRENCH - b. 1826 in Washington Co., N. Y.  Dau. of Alexander Skinner, b. Scotland and Elizabeth Armstron.  M. 1852, at South Argyle, to James W. French, b. 1826, Hebron, N. Y., d. 1890 Goldfield, Iowa, son of Jonathan French and Anna Miller.  Settled in Somonauk Twp. 1844, brought his bride.  Stayed until 1890.  (cont. next entry)    
004 1907 038 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY - MARY ANN SKINNER FRENCH - cont. 1890 the Frenches moved to Wright Co., Iowa, he soon died, 1903 she moved to Clarion, Iowa, d. there 1907.  Ch. 1 Susan, b. 1853, living at Clarion, Iowa.  Ch. 2.  Alexander, b. 1855, m. 1885 to Theresa McClellan, lives in Goldfield, Iowa.  Ch. 3.  Anna Elizabeth, b. 1859, d. 1875 in Somonauk twp.  Ch. 4 William J.  b. 1863, m. 1886 to Sarah E. Henry, lives in Waterloo, IA.  JOHN B. FULLE - b. 1836, Germany, son of Peter and Mary A. (Enderle) Fulle, youngest of 16, last survivor, d. 1907 at dau., Mrs. Stryer's home.  Emigrated at age 18 to American, New York City one year, 6 mo. on New Jerseey farm, 4 mo. Long Island, 10 mo. in Buffalo, N. Y. machine shop, one year in Chicago, few months in Aurora, Ill. woolen mill, summer 1856 came to DeKalb Co., purchased 80 acres in Sec. 16, Clinton Twp., resided there until 1871.  Built "Clinton House,"  Waterman hotel, conducted for 5 yrs., rented out and then sold, returned to farm, lived there until death of his wife in 1891.  M. 1862 to Margaret Jones, b. 1840 in Wales, dau. of Joseph and Mary Jones.  Ch. 1.  Ida M. b. Marseilles, Ill., m. 1889 to Albert Allen Bowers,  
004 1907 039 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY - JOHN B. FULLE - cont.  Ch. 1.  Ida M. b. Marseilles, Ill., m. 1889 to Albert Allen Bowers,  lives in West Pullman, Ill.  Ch. 2  Nellie, b. Waterman, m. 1895 to Fred Stryker, lives in Afton Twp.  Ch. 3  Henry F.  b. Waterman, lives West Pullman.  Also an adopted dau., Mabel E. Cutler.  Mr. Fulle d. 1907 at dau., Mrs. Stryker's home.  MRS. W. W. FULLER - made her home  many years in Waterman vicinity, d. 1907 at dau.'s home, Mrs. Davis of Scranton, Iowa.  GEORGE GARDNER. - d. at his Gosper Co., Neb. home, 1907, at age 90.  Lived in Waterman vicinity for several years.  His wife, Cordelia Stryker, sister of David B. Stryker, survives him.  (See 1904 Yearbook, p. 43, for her history.)  LOUIS GEORGE. - b. 1851 in St. Blaise, Germany to Michel and Marie (Scherrome) George.  Age 19 enlisted, fought Franco-Prussian War, 1871 came to America, to Somonauk, Ill., later to Chicago, m. 1882 to Mary Weber, dau. of Bernard and Mary (Beiler) Weber.  Farmed 17 years in Waterman area, 1906 moved to Waterman, d. there 1907.  Ch. 1  Elizabeth, b. 1883 in Chicago, m. 1903 to John Grandadam, lives in Waterman.  Ch. 2  Matilda, b. 1887 in Chicago, m. 1906 to Gottlob Freitag, (see next page in yearbook) lives at Waterman.  Ch. 3 died in infancy.    
004 1907 040 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY - LOUIS GEORGE cont. - Freitag, (see next page in yearbook) lives at Waterman.  Ch. 3 died in infancy.   REV. ALEXANDER GILCHRIST - b. 1856 in New York, coming from old United Presbyterian family, early training and life led to ministry.  Attended Monmouth College, Ill., grad. with class of 1879 at Wooster, Univ., Ohio.  Went to Allegheny Theological Seminary, 1881 licensed to preach, called to Richmond, Ind., 1882 ordained pastor of congregation by First Ohio Presbytery.  M. 1886 to Cora Seton in Richmond, Ind., 1895 accepted call to Central United Presbyterian, Omaha, Neb.  1899 took office of Corr. Sec. of Home Missions, Allegheny.  Known for great executive ability, power and energy.  Established many new missions.  (see p. 41 notes)
004 1907 040b 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including ILLUSTRATION PAGE - Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Greeley.
004 1907 041 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY -REV. ALEXANDER GILCHRIST - cont. 1906 returned from visit to Wyoming missions, ailment, cancer of the liver, manifested.  Voted a leave of absence, entered Columbian Hosp. for several weeks, did not improve, inoperable, d. 1907 at home.  Dr. Gilchrist, known as strong man of church, advice was sought, 1894 moderator of Neb. synod, 1901 delegate to New York's Ecumenical Missionary Conf., several hundred mission stations under his charge.  Survived by wife, Ch. 1 Albert.  Ch. 2 Ruth.  THOMAS GRADY. -d. 1907 at dau.'s home, Mrs. W. H. Morenus, Lake View, Iowa.  GEORGE ORSON GREELEY. - Andrew Greele,emigrant ancestor of Waterman Greeleys, b. 1617, d. 1697, m. Mary Moyse, dau. of Joseph and Hannah Moyse.  (Cont. on next page.)   
004 1907 042 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY - GEORGE ORSON GREELEY cont. wife d, 1703.  Miller by trade, 6 children, Philip, Andrew, Mary, Joseph, Benjamin, Westwood.  (Two full pages of background.) 
004 1907 043 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY - GEORGE ORSON GREELEY cont. background information, Eber Greeley, ninth child and sixth son of Noah Greeley, m. Orra Fuller, d. 1890, Waterman, Ill.  6 children: Hiram May, George Orson, Ellen L., John Fuller, Edward Brainerd, Achsah Sophia.  1852, George O. Greeley came to Aurora, Illinois, age 17.  1854 came to Clinton Twp.  1857 to Kansas.  m. 1860 to Frances Parkhurst, she d. 1864.  1866 (Cont. on next page.)
004 1907 044 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY - GEORGE ORSON GREELEY cont. 1866 m. Cynthia M. Wilcox (Yearbook 1906, p. 38),  1882 mov ed to Minnesota, 1893 returned to Waterman.  1907 d. at Waterman home.  Ch. 1 Bertrand A., b. 1861, m. Hattie Bradley, lives in N. Y.  Ch. 2  J. Frances, b. & d. 1863.  Ch. 3.  Clarence Lynn, b. 1867.  Ch. 4.  Liston Quincy, b. 1868.  Ch. 5&6.  Twins, Henry Parkhurst and Harold Wilcox, b. 1874.  TIMOTHY HOLDEN HINDS. - (Heynes, Haynes, Hindes) emigrant, came to U.S. from England ?, m. 1638, d. 1652-53.  Son, John Hinds, b. 1639.  Cont. on next page.  
004 1907 045 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY - TIMOTHY HOLDEN HINDS. Cont. - family traced from 1742 to 1832.
004 1907 046 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY - TIMOTHY HOLDEN HINDS. Cont. TIMOTHY HOLDEN HINDS. Cont. Timothy Holden Hinds, b. 1826 in Canada, 1830 parents moved to Vermont, 1839 to N. Y., 1854 to Clinton Twp. Ill.  Father d. 1864.  Mother d. 1868.  Son left, returned and farmed, 1875 moved into Waterman, livery business, same business in DeKalb, returned to Waterman.  Elected twp. collector, constable, village trustee, d. 1907.  Never married.  JOHN G. HINES. - b. 1838 in Harver, Germany.  1854 came to America, worked farming with Mr. Beitel near Hinckley, then Mr. Beveridge.  M. 1862 to Addie Abell, b. 1844, d. 1896.  2nd m. to Ellen F. Dimond, survives him.  He bought farm in Victor Twp., later returned to Sandwich, d. 1907 of stomach cancer.  Ch. 1  Arthur Grant, b. 1865, d. 1866.  Ch. 2.  Bertha F., b. 1868, m. Dave Glover, lives in Iowa.  Ch. 3.  Wallace (see next page.)
004 1907 047 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY - John G. HINES. Cont.  Ch. 3.  Wallace A., b. 1870, m. 1891 to Tillie Henderson, lives near Sandwich.  Ch. 4.  Sarah E., b. 1873, m. 1889 to Walter Hayes, d. 1900 at Sheridan.  Ch. 5.  John G. b. 1876, m. 1901 to Mollie Eigle, lives near Waterman.  SMILEY KIRKPATRICK. - Moses Kirkpatrick came to America 1730.  His son Isaac, b. 1755, d. 1838.  Anna Graham, b. 1765, d. 1858, wife of Isaac.  Jesse Kirkpatrick, b. 1791, d. 1857, son of Isaac.  Ruth Smiley, b. 1791, d. 1879, wife of Jesse.  Ch.  Ann, Issac, Smiley, Hiram, Margaret, Eleanor.  Smiley Kirkpatrick, b. 1825, Pa, common schools, New Bloomfield Academy.  Father had sawmill, Smiley assisted, also farmed, twenty years ago, taught school 7 mo., then clerked in store, traveled.  1855, 30 years old, came to DeKalb Co., settled on 80 acres he bought in 1853 in Clinton Twp., increased holdings to 320 acres, was Justice of the Peace, town clerk, other offices.  M. 1853, in his native county, cont. on next page.   
004 1907 048 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY - SMILEY KIRKPATRICK cont. m. 1853, in his native county, to Anna M. Hipple, b. 1831, d. 1893 dau. of Lawrence and Sarah (Heagy) Hipple.  Ch. 1.  Mervin, b. 1854, lives in Neb.  Ch. 2.  Elmore Hipple, b. 1856, d. 1857.  Ch. 3.  Jesse Lawrence, b. 1858, d. 1870.  Ch. 4.  Isaac Franklin, b. 1860, d. 1894.  Ch. 5.  Emma Sarah, b. 1863, m. Dr. G. M. Macklin,  lives at Pasedena, CA.  Ch. 6.  Mary Ellen, b. 1865, m. Edward W. St. Pierre, lives in Oregon.  Ch. 7.  William Logan, b. 1867, lives in Neb.  Ch. 8.  Albert Owen, b. 1870, lives at Waterman.  Ch. 9 & 10.  Twins b. 1873, d. 1873.  Mr. Kirkpatrick m. second time, moved to Mendota, d. 1907.  JAMES LANE b. 1836 in Kent, England, son of Henry and Mary (Luxford) Lane.  m. 1858 to Anna M. Johnson, b. 1837, dau. of George and Ann (Turner) Johnson, grandfather came on 7 week voyage to U.S. arriving in 1859, came to Somonauk, 1874 bought Shabbona farm, d. at Dr. Greeley's Hosp., Waterman. 
004 1907 049 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY - JAMES LANE cont.  D. 1907 in Waterman's Greeley Hosp., Ch. 1. Henry, b. 1860, lives in Sandwich.  Ch. 2.  Edgar, b. 1862, d. 1863.  Ch. 3.  Maud M., b. 1864, m. Lewis M. Olmstead of Shabbona Grove.  Ch. 4.  Ella M. b. 1866, m. Jay Clapsaddle of Shabbona Grove.  Ch. 5.  Elmer E.  b. 1868, living in Shabbona.  Ch. 6  Arthur A.  b. 1870, living in Iowa.  Ch. 7.  Charles J., b. 1872.  lives in Paw Paw.  Ch. 8.  Oscar, b. 1875, of Shabbona.  Ch. 9.  Frederick, b. 1879, of Shabbona.  ELIZABETH McCLEERY MARSHALL born near present site of Waterman on "John Hipple Farm," dau. of John McCleery, son of John and Margaret (Cook) McCleery (Sketch on 1907, p. 32),  1870 family moved to Iowa, near Washington, many years she was a milliner, worked in many of Iowa's large cities, attended Moody Institue in Chic., home missionary work, 1903 m. Rev. Marshall, also of Moody.  Died traveling in Jerusalem, Aug. 2007l.  JOHN AND SARAH (HART) MARSHALL  John b. 1835, Ireland.  came to N. Y. as a boy, 1874 moved to Waterman, 18 years later moved to DeKalb farm, d. 1907 in Chicago.  m. 1866 to Sarah (Hart) Flood, widow of John Flood. 
004 1907 050 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY - Sarah Hart, b. 1833 in Ireland.  came to America at 16, lived in N. Y., m. 1852 to John Flood, Ch. 1.  Sarah, m. Michael Fitzgerald, lives in DeKalb.  Ch. 2 Rose, m. John Marshall, d. 1906 (see 1906 yearbook, p. 51) in Chicago.  Ch. 3.  Thomas, m. Mary Rilley, lives in Pierce Twp.,   Mr. Flood d. 1861.  Marshall children:  Ch. 1.  Martin, living at home.  Ch. 2. Mary Theresa, b. 1869, m. 1889 to John McCabe, lives near DeKalb.  Ch. 3.  Hannah Nora, m. T. L. O'Brien, lives in Chicago.  Ch. 4.  Catherine Irene, m. Timothy O'Brien, lives near Waterman.  James Joseph, at home.  Mrs. Marshall d. at home, 1907, near DeKalb.  SARAH JANE KEPTNER MINNICH b. 1831 in Pa., as child moved to Perry Co. Pa., m. at 21, to John L. Minnich.  came to Ill., eleven children, d. 1907, at son David's home, near Waterman.  MARGARET McALLISTER MITHCELL b. 1873, Waterman, Ill., dau. of James W. and Mary Ann (Graham) McAllister, educated in public schools, cont.   
004 1907 051 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY -1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY - MARGARET McALLISTER MITHCELL cont. - attended Monmouth Coll., m. 1901 to Elzie Ray Mitchell, son of Ebenezer E. and Sarah Elizabeth (More) Mitchell.  Resided in Iowa, Colo., d. 1907 in LeMars, Iowa.  Ch. 1.  Eloise S. b. 1903 at Waterman.  Ch. 2  Emma Belle, b. 1904 at Colo, Iowa.  Ch., 3.  Russell E. b. 1906 at LeMars, Iowa.   HARRIET BEARDSLEY MITCHELL b. 1863 in Shabbona Twp., dau. of Cicero Beardsley. m. 1881 to Orrin Mitchell, d. 1907 at Sandwich.  Nine children:  Mrs. August Otto, Jr., Mrs. David Barrows, Jr.,  Albert, Earl, Arthur, Archie, Herbert, Luella, Nellie.  All survived the mother.  GUSTAVE MARCELLUS OLSON- b. 1862, Norway.  at 18 came to Aurora, m. 1897 to Rebecca Knudtson who survivies, he died 1907 near Waterman.  WILLIAM JAMES PORTER b. 1880 at Waterman, son of James W. and Sarah (Anderson) Porter.  m. 1904 to Gala Saussier, who survives.  Ch. Ilene, b. 1905 at Harvey, Ill.  1906 Mr. Porter moved to Chicago, d. 1907.
004 1907 052 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY - GEORGE C. PRATT.  D. 1907 in Mich., wife Ruth W. dau. of Thomas B. and Mary A. (Reed) Holbrook, of Waterman, survives.  Ch. 1 Dwight, deceased.  JOHN DELOS ROBERTS- Humphrey Roberts, b. Wales, m. Mary Owens, 1832 came to America, N. Y.  d. 1854. wife d. 1867.  Ch. 1.  Mary, b. 1803.  Ch. 2. Owen, b. 1805.  Ch. 3. Griffith, b. 1810.  ch. 4.  Robert, b. 1812.  Ch. 5.  Thomas, b. 1818. (3?).  Ch. 6.  John, b. 1814.  Ch. 7.  Elinor, b. 1820.  Ch. 8.  Humphrey, b. 1823.  Humphrey Roberts (1823) remained at home until age 21, m. 1846 to Catherine Jones, dau. of William G. Grace (Williams) Jones (additional footnote records).
004 1907 052b 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including Illustration Page - Mr. and Mrs. John Marshall
004 1907 053 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY - JOHN DELOS ROBERTS-cont.  1825- Humphrey came to Kane Co., farmed for ten years,  1851 purchased land in Clinton Twp., DeKalb, Co.,  1857 came to DeKalb, Co., settled on quarter section in Clinton Twp., farmed 25 years, 1882 built fine residence in Waterman and resided there, at his death he owned 340 Clinton Twp. acres, 100 A. in Lee Co., he platted Waterman Village, located on his land, Ch. 1.  William Wallace, b. 1846.  Ch. 2.  John Quincy, b. 1849, d. 1951.  Ch. 3.  John Delos, b. 1851.  Ch. 4.  Helena Winnifred, b. 1853, d. 1857.  Ch. 5.  Grace Ann, b. 1855.  Ch. 6.  Humphrey, Jr. b. 1858.  Mr. Roberts d. 1887, wife d. 1896.  John Delos Roberts, b. 1851 in Sugar Grove, came with parents to DeKalb Co., rec'd education in Clinton Twp district schools, whole life devoted to farming, kindred interests, except 1871-1873, engaged in lumber business.  (Additional genealogy at bottom of page, mentioning Willia, Grace, Humphrey William, Grace (wife of William G. Jones), Jane Jones, Ann Jones, Maria Jones.)       
004 1907 054 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY - JOHN DELOS ROBERTS-cont. John Delos had 1200 acres of Clinton Twp at his death, 3000 acres at New Boston, Ill., m. 1873 to Cassie S. Lamb, b. 1849 at Little Rock, Ill.,  dau. of Lemuel and Martha (Woods) Lamb.  Ch. 1.  Wilder Roberts, b. 1873, m. 1899 to Rufina Watson.  Ch. 2.  Grace M., b. 1875, m. 1906 to Rollin Cifford Fay.  In later life, he secured a divorce, m. 1895 to Mrs. Belle Broughton, widow of C. W. Broughton of Afton.  Several years he lived in Afton, built a fine residence in Waterman, spent the last years of life.  Died, 1907.  SAMUEL MORTON SWIFT-   "William Swyft of Sandwitch" (correct spelling of title of pamphlet),  came from England, 1630-01.  1637 probably came ato Sandwich, d. 1644 in Sandwich, m. Joan, d. 1663.  Ch. William, d. 1705-06 in Sandwich, m. Ruth.  Eleven Children, Ephraim, b. 1656, d. 1701, m. Sarah, d. 1734.  Their son Samuel, b. 1686, m. 1712 to Ruth Hatch, d. 1757.  Their son, Judah, (cont.) 
004 1907 055 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY -  SAMUEL MORTON SWIFT- cont.  Judah Swift-  b. 1716 at Sandwich, d. 1807 in New York,  m. 1738 to Elizabeth Morton, b. 1720, d. 1802.  Their son, Nathaniel, b. 1747, d. 1833.  M. Deborah Smith, b. 1750, d. 1835, Seven Children (Samuel M., Elizabeath M., Nathaniel, Charles, David, Harriet, Woodworth, Kent)  Samuel Morton Smith, b. New York, 1820, 1842 came to Big Rock, Ill, 1854 came to De Kalb Co., settled in Clinton Twp. farm, home until 1885, d. 1907 at his Waterman residence, after being confined to his bed for several years.  Age 19, became Christian, Pres. Ch. at Bristol,  Ill. (bottom of page, Elizabeth Morton's ancestry is traced.)
004 1907 056 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY -  SAMUEL MORTON SWIFT- cont. 1856 Clinton Center Baptist Ch. Organ., Samuel joined.  Baptized, deacon. Mr. Swift, m. 1846 to Harriet M. Shonts, b. 1819,  dau. of Andrew M. and Mariam (Buck) Shonts.  Ch. 1 Drew C. b. 1847, m. 1885 to Ella Scott, lives on home farm.  Ch. 2  Emma Maria, b. 1850, d. 1879.  Ch. 3.  Eber, b. 1851, m. 1878 to Louisa Lincoln and then m. 1885 to Alice Bennett, lives in Neb.  Ch. 4.  R. K., b. 1853, m. 1888 to Jessie Ross, lives in Sterling, Ill.  Ch. 5.  Ernest, b. 1858, m. 1884 to Laura Hedges, lives in DeKalb.  Ch. 6.  Elizabeth, b. 1860, d. 1863.  Ch. 7.  Ellsworth, b. 1863.  mj. 1889 to Laura V. Batterton, lives in Kentucky.  SARAH OVERTON TRIPP - Cortes Fernando Overton, Jr., b. 1819 in Canada, m. 1840 to Fidelia Pratt Hathaway, b. 1820 dau. of Amasa and Huldah Pratt, d. 1868 in Shabbona.    
004 1907 056b 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including Illustration Page:  Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Swift.
004 1907 057 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY - SARAH OVERTON TRIPP - cont.- Cortes Fernando Overton, Jr., 1849 settled in Shabbona.  Ch. 1.  Laura, b. 1841 in New York, m. William R. Day, lives in Indiana.  Ch., 2. Harriet F. b. 1843 in NY, m. Don C., Needham, lives in S. Dak.  Ch. 3.  Sarah M.  Ch. 4.  Manford L. b. 1848 in NY, m. Annie L. Dorsey, lives on home farm in Shabbona Twp.  Ch. 5.  Sanford F., b. 1850 at Shabbona, m. Francis M. Wright, lives in OK.  Ch. 6.  Danford S. b. 1856 at DeKalb, Ill., d. 1857 at Maple Park.  Sarah M. Overton, b. NY, 1847, m. Baxter W. Ruby at Sandwich, d. 1907 in S.D. under the name, Mrs. Sarah M. Tripp.  Ch. 1 Clyde W. Ruby, b. Malta, Ill., m. Matilda G. Deming.  AMY E. TOBIAS b. 1870 in Peotone, Ill.,  dau. of J. J. Tobias, chancellor of the Chicago Law School, once pastor of Waterman Methodist Church.  She m. Clayton H. Tobias, resided in Chicago, d. there 1907.  One dau.  PHEBE ELMER WHITFORD - Edward Elmer, b. 1610 in England, Cont. on next page, (footnote: information from William W. Johnson, 1899 Elmer geneaology)
004 1907 058 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY -PHEBE ELMER WHITFORD - cont. Edward Elmer, b. 1610, in England, M. 1644 in Conn., son born in 1654 in Conn., d. 1676, killed in King Phillip's War.  Son, b. 1654 in Conn., m. 1683.  d. 1725.  Detailed family history, Orleans, Jefferson Co. New York.
004 1907 059 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY -PHEBE ELMER WHITFORD - cont.PHEBE ELMER WHITFORD - cont. Phebe Elmer, b. 1834, Orleans, Jefferson Co., N. Y., converted and joined Baptist Ch., 1853 came to Clinton Twp., joined Johnson's Grove Baptist Ch, remained until church dissolution, joined Waterman Baptist Ch., m. 1855 to Myron Cyrus Whitford.  His ancestry, Yearbook 1904, p. 46.  Mrs. Whitford d. 1907,  at her home in Waterman.  JAY WIGTON - early Clinton Twp. settler, b. 1809 in N. Y., son of James Telford and Elizabeth McCauley.  m. 
004 1907 060 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY -JAY WIGTON cont.  early Clinton Twp. settler, b. 1809 in N. Y., son of James Telford and Elizabeth McCauley.  m. 1 ??, Ch. 1.  Elizabeth, b. 1836.  Ch. 2.  William C. Telford, b. 1837, m.  Ch. 3.  Robert, b. 1842. unmarried, lives in Neb.  Ch. 4.  James, b. 1845, m. lives in Wis.  M. 2  1849 to Julia A. Sutton, b. 1822 in N. Y., dau. of Elihu Sutton and Huldah Mosher.  Mr. Telford came to DeKalb Co., 1846, d. 1887 in Iowa.  Wife d. same place, 1890.  Ch. from M. 2, all born in Clinton Twp.  Ch. 5.  Mary, b. 1840, m. Jerome Perry, lives in Kan.  Ch. 6.  Daniel W., b. 1851, m. Jennie M. Waterman, lives in Iowa.  Ch. 7.  Amelia, b. 1855, unmarried, lives in Calif.  Ch. 8.  Henry H., b. 1857, m. Minnie Peterson, lives in Iowa.  Ch. 9.  Francis, Jr. b. 1862, d. 1880 in Clinton Twp.  Ch. 10.  Charles, b. 1866, d. 1867 in Clinton Twp.  Elizabeth Telford, b. 1836 in N. Y., m. 1854 to Charles C. Wigton at St. Charles, Ill.  He fought in Civil War, Battle of Shiloh.  They moved, 1892 to Iowa, father d. 1892, mother d. 1899.  Born at Shabbona:  Ch. 1  Eva E. m. John W. Hurst, lives in IA.  Ch. 2.  Ida, m.1, 1879 to Lewis Bend.  (See p. 61)
004 1907 061 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including BIOGRAPHY -JAY WIGTON cont. Children of Elizabeth Telford and Charles C. Wigton cont.  Ch.2.  Ida, m.1 1879 to Lewis Bend and M.2, 1894 to H. A. Turton, lives in Neb.  Ch. 3.  Alice M. m. 1883 to L. E. Vroman, lives in Neb.  Ch. 4.  Royal, d. at Shabbona, 1877.  Ch. 5.  Mae, lives in Iowa.  Ch. 6.  Jay, b. 1873 at Shabbona, moved to Iowa, d. Neb. 1907, unmarried.  
004 1907 062 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including DIRECTORY - Baptist Church:  org. 1856, first "Clinton Center Baptist Ch.", now First Baptist Church of Watrman.  Ediface dedicated: 1873.  Membership: 54.  Pastor: John E. Morris.  Clerk: Mabel Swift.  Treas. William Allen Congdon.  Deacons: Alexander Henderson, Drew C. Swift.  Marvin Simpson.  Trustees:  George Griffith Congdon, Alexander Henderson, F. P. Robinson, Drew C. Swift, Marvin Simpson.  Organist: Irene Whitford.  Sunday School:  Mrs. John E. Morris, Ross Swift, Irene Whitford.  Young People's Union: Ross Swift, Mrs. John E. Morris
004 1907 063 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including DIRECTORY - Baptist Church Cont:  Irene Whitford, Eva Swift.  United Workers Society:  Mrs. Fred Martin, Mrs. F. P. Robinson, Irene Whitford, Eva Swift.  Woman's Missionaray Soc.:  Mrs., John E., Morris.  Mrs. S. M. Swift.  Mrs. Alexander Hendrson, Irene Whitford.  EVANGELEICAL LUTHERAN EMANUEL CHURCH (No report.)  METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH: E. J. Aikin, Pastor; Roy Wakefield, L. G. Fuller, Carl L. Greeley, J. W. Woods, W. G. Potter, D. J. Minnich, Frank Thorpe, F. S. Greeley, W. C. Potter, D. A. Fuller, C. F. Allen, A. Darling, L. G. Fuller, Cyrus Dixon, E. G. Deming, Carl Greeley, David Hipple, Elmer Hipple, John Mercer, J. A. Tallman, Roy Wakefield, John Woods, Sunday School:  David Hipple, F. S. Greeley, Florence Potter. 
004 1907 064 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including DIRECTORY - METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH: cont. Sunday School cont. Joe Baker, Mrs. E. J. Aikin, Maud Phillips, Mabel Hipple, Ida Woods.  Epworth League:  Roy Wakefield, Robert Fuller, Elnora Potter, Will Matteson, Harriet Brainerd, Beulah Allen, George Giles.  Ladies Aid Society:  Mrs. F. A. Brown, Mrs. W. G. Potter, Rose Greeley, Carrie Fuller.  Missionary Soc.  Mrs. Fred Allen, Mrs. E. J. Aiken, Rose Greeley, Carrie Fuller.  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.  George Dunlap, W. M. McFarlane, J. S. Kirkpatrick, J. M. Smiley, John C. Weber.
004 1907 065 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including DIRECTORY -PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH-cont. William Nelson, John Harvey, A. A. Stryker, W. M. McFarlane, J. M. Smiley, Ruth Andrews, Mrs. W. S. Andrews, William Nelson, John C. Weber.  Sunday School: J. C. Weber, John Adams, Genevieve Van Etten, Mildred Whitford, Mrs. John Beck, Mabel Kirkpatrick, Ivy Fearon, Mrs. J. S. Kirkpatrick.  Christian Endeavor:  John C. Weber, Mabel Kirkpatrick, Kate Baldry, Mollie Gunderson, Mrs. J. S. Kirkpatrick, Sarah McFarlane, Kate Baldry, Mrs. W. M. McFarlane, Mrs. George Dunlap, Mrs. J. S. Kirkpatrick, Mrs. C. W. Baldry.
004 1907 066 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including DIRECTORY -PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH-cont. Mrs. G. W. Bradbury, Mrs. Mary Whitford, Mrs. Wiliam Nelson.  SHABBONA GROVE MISSION - Rosie Erickson, Anna Overton Ruth Olmstead, Charles Hotchkiss, Gladys Flewellyn, George Houghtby, William Bates, Louis Hotchkiss, George Houghtby.  UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - Joseph Spear, James McCleery, Frances Cox, Ruth Graham, Helen Ferguson, Robert Ferguson, Nettie McCleery, Frances Cox, Anna Mitchell.
004 1907 067 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including DIRECTORY -PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH-cont. Mrs. William Ferguson, Mrs. Albert Kutzner, Lulu McCleery, Mrs. Roy Randles, Mrs. A. J. Speer, Mrs. Jennie McCleery, Grace Graham, Agnes Ferguson, Nora Graham, Agnes Graham.  CLINTON TOWNSHIP SUNDAY SCHOOL ASSOC. John Weber, D. F. Hipple, Mabel Swift, Mrs. J. E. Morris, Ida Woods, Mabel Kirkpatrick, Mrs. Wm. Brownlee.  CLINTON TWP.BIBLE SOCIETY: Wilder G. Potter, Rev. E. J. Aikin, Rev. George Dunlap, Rev. J. E. Morris, Sarah McFarlane, Mary J. Macklin, Mabel Swift, Elnora Potter, Asenath Peterson, Annie Luebbe, Frances Fuller, Nance Kirkpatrick, Florence Kirkpatrick, Hazel Matteson, Minnie Matteson, Lucile Pritchard.  WATERMAN LODGE A. F. & A. M. NO. 728.  C. F. Greenwood, O. F. Matteson, E. P. Rowley.
004 1907 068 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including DIRECTORY -WATERMAN LODGE A. F. & A. M. NO. 728. Cont.- W. M. McFarlane, Orvil Stryker, Soren Larson, Glenn W. Bradbury, A. C. Kauffman, W. T. Wiltberger, R. Watson, A. J. Heeg.  WATERMAN CAMP NO. 1572 M. W. A. org. 1892, mtgs. first and third Mon. eve., J. G. Baker, Charles Wagner, W. M. McFarlane, Glenn W. Bradbury, Dr. P.E.N. Greeley, Will Reid, Herman J. F. Kirchhefer, George Averill.  ROYAL NEIGHBORS OF AMERICA- Mulcahey Camp No. 2679, chartered 1901, Mrs. H. J. F. Kirchhefer, Mrs. Frances M. Adams, Mrs. George Averill, Mrs. L. C. Whitford, Frances M. Adams, Mrs. O. H. Carns, (p.69) O. H. Carns, Mrs. P. L. N. Greeley, Mrs. Robert Tenney, Dr. P.E.N. Greeley, Dr. G. Owing.
004 1907 069 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including DIRECTORY - T. S. TERRY POST, NO. 463 G. A. R.- org. 1884, located at Shabbona, A. L. Wells, S. D. Wesson, A. C. Kauffman, H. A. York, H. W. Young, A. U. Fuller, John Mullins, John Kennicutt, J. A. McCormick, A. Darling, W. S. Andrews.  WATERMAN WOMAN'S CLUB-org. 1902, Mrs. F. S. Greeley, Mrs. J. E. Morris, Miss Alta Lovejoy, Harriet Brainerd, Mrs. Fred Allen, Mrs. F. A. Brown, Mrs. W. M. McFarlane.  WATERMAN LECTURE COURSE ASSOC.- Sarah McFarlane, (cont. on p. 69), William Allen Congdon, Roy Wakefield. 
004 1907 070 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including DIRECTORY - DeKalb COUNTY OLD SETTLERS' ASSOC.- 32nd Picnic, to be held Wed. Sept. 2, 1908  DeKalb COUNTY OLD SETTLERS' ASSOC.- 32nd Picnic, to be held Wed. Sept. 2, 1908, William Husk, Norman H. Boardman, G. E. Congdon.   COUNTY OFFICERS: Walter M. Hay, Edward Burst, S. T. Armstrong, Jos. D. Morris, William L. Pond, Samuel Miles Henderson, Dan Hohm, L. C. Shaffer, W. W. Coultas.  SUPERVISORS: George S. Hyde, J. W. Middleton, S. M. Sanderson, T. W. Dodge, H. G. Hurt, M. McMurchy, Edwin Hait, Alvin Warren, W. G. Potter, D. E. McGirr. (cont. on next page)
004 1907 071 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including DIRECTORY - SUPERVISORS: cont.  V. A. Glidden, George Cheasbro, J. M. Johnson, George E. Dick, D. B. Arbuckle, H. E. White, C. Winne, William Von Ohlen, James Gormley, John M. Francisco, H. C. Whittemore, F. B. Townsend, F. W. Duval.  TOWN OF CLINTON: Wilder G. Potter, William E. Dean, Fred A. Brown, Walter A. Drake, Theodore Johnson, A. G. Schultz, William Reid, George C. Congdon, Isaac Potter, A. C. Kauffman, C. F. Martin, Henry A. Lamb, Wilder G. Potter, T. H. Robinson.  VILLAGE OF WATERMAN: Fred A. Brown, Charles Boekenhauer, A. U. Fuller, William Allen Congdon, Glenn (cont. on next page.) Glenn W. Bradbury, John Larson, Walter A. Drake, Henry H. Homan.
004 1907 072 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including DIRECTORY - WATERMAN SCHOOL- Bertena Lane, Georgia Davenport, Helen Koontz, F. A. Brown, David F. Hipple, Elbert Pearl Dean.  WATERMAN ALUMNI ASSOC. org. 1901, George L. Giles, Roy Wakefield, Lillian Tallman, Mollie Gunderson, Class of 1907: Catharine A. Baldry, Mary J. Beiler (valedictorian), Bess Beveridge (salutatorian), Ruth F. Graham, Carolyn M. Martin, Maud A. Phillips, Hubbard F. Robinson, Viletta E. Whitford.  RURAL SCHOOL TEACHERS 1907-08: 112. Adelia Heeg.  113. Belle Colton,  114. Sarah McGinnis.  115. Sarah McFarlane.  116. Village School  117.  Mabel Swift.  118. Mabel Kirkpatrick.  119. Grace Graham.  120. Ethel Davis.
004 1907 073 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including DIRECTORY - JOHNSON'S GROVE CEMETERY ASSOC.-Hiram Kirkpatrick, Mrs. F. A. Brown, E. A. Pritchard, F. A. Brown, E. G. Deming, Frank Olmsted, John Greene.
004 1907 074 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including- Miscellaneous- OLD PEOPLE OF WATERMAN AND VICINITY- (Compiled as for Jan. 1, 1908)  Sarah Williamson Graham, Harriet Shonts Swift, George W. Place, Maria Gantz Stern, Emiline Atkins Giles, Ezra Morgan Ames, Elizabeth Such Bradbury, Oscar Fitzaland Matteson, Martha Davis, Enoch P. Rowley, Julia Ann Thomas, Hiram Kirkpatrick, William Gibbons, Peter Normandin, George Griffith Congdon, Julius Caeser Pearl, Lucy Eastman Fearon Little, Marion Hall Matteson, Martha Woods Lamb, Erastus Dean, Hiram May Greeley, George Washington Martin.
004 1907 075 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including Miscellaneous-FORMER RESIDENTS- John Walker, Laura Carpenter Whitford, Abigail Mack Persons, Henry Challand, Richard P. Rowley, Bela Addison Coy, Jane Collins Stewart, Alonzo G. Fowler, William Heun, Morris P. Brown, Louisa Boardman McAllester, Agnes Beveridge Patten, Chester Henry, Maria Barnes Randall, Delette Crandall Coy, Ashley White Gleason, Charles William Curtiss, William Eckles.  OLD MARRIED COUPLES-Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Matteson, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Normandin, Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Coy, (cont. on next page.) Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Post, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Potter, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Greenwood, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Rowley, Mr. and Mrs. William Heun, Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Carson, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Greeley.
004 1907 076 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including Miscellaneous-Old Married Couples, OLD SOLDIERS-William S. Andrews, George Griffith Congdon, Anthony Darling, Adelbert U. Fuller, John A. Greene, James R. Griffith, J. E. Hardy, David B. Hohenschildt, Abram C. Kauffmann, G. W. Lambing, Joseph Nelson, Elmer G. Simpson, Daniel Starry, Charles M. Tompkins, Geo. W. Wakefield, William H. Wiltberger, Sarah E. Pritchard receives pension as widow of Ethan.  VOTE AT TOWN MEETING-W. G. Potter, 177, supervisor.  W. E. Dean, 177, town clerk.  F. A. Brown, 177, assessor.  W. A. Drake, 151, collector.  J. L. Eakle, 31, collector. (cont. on next page.) 
004 1907 077 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including Miscellaneous-vote at town meeting cont. Wm. Reid, 174, Hwys.  A. C. Kauffman, 174, constable.  C. F. Martin, 173, constable.  T. H. Robinson, 176, School Trustee.  For building town hall, 66.  Against building town hall, 88.  VOTE AT VILLAGE ELECTION- Pres. Fred Brown, 97.  Trustees: Glenn W. Bradbury, 92.  John Larson, 90.  Walter Drake, 89.  Clerk, Henry Homan, 92.  Majority for no license: 20.  HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES AND PREPARATORY SCHOOL GRADUATES: Annie Elizabeth King, DeKalb (Illinois) Twp. H. S.  Lola Ernesta Swift, DeKalb (Illinois) Twp. H. S.  Ione Coy, Odeboldt (Iowa) H. S.  Robert Bruce Paxton, East Aurora, (Illinois) H. S.  AWAY AT SCHOOL:  Univ. of Chicago:  Mary Edith Maclin, Raymond Griffity Pierson, Grad. Divinity School.  Oberlin:  Ella Charlton Fulton, Frederick Gray Fulton.  Denison: Guy Hall Orcutt, Alfred Shephardson.  Univ. of Ill.- William Ferd,  Ruth Orcutt.
004 1907 078 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including Miscellaneous-Away at School: Leifheit, Norman Edward Marion, Orin Russell Wakefield, Olive Bucks, Laura Sophia Starkey, George Chester Curtiss, Ralph Roscoe Roberts, Pansy Maud Graves, Morton William Merrell, Herbert Edward Persons, Edith Sawyer, Alta Sawyer, Elizabeth Thomson Graham, William John McAllister, John Beveridge Robinson, Bryce Ferguson, Helen Graham, Verne Graham, Warren Wright Graham, Arch McCleery, Margaret Robinson, Jessie Graham, Ruth Graham, Effie Smith, Edith E. Sarbaugh, Margaret Jane McCleery, Ethel Virginia Swift, Agnes A. Watson, Anna I. Duffy, Mary J. Beiler, Carrie Gertrude Colton, Helen Isabel Colton, Muriel Daley, Georgia Davenport, Agnes (cont. on next page.)B. Ferguson, Helen Ferguson, Grace G. Graham, Nora T. Graham, Myrtle Mercer, Ethel Mosher, Bessie M. Robinson, Edith Sarbaugh, Ethel Swift, Genevieve VanEtten, Joseph R. Walker, 
004 1907 079 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including Miscellaneous-(see previous page for "Away at School,"  COUNTY TAXES: listing of taxes levied in DeKalb Co. by category, exp. State, county, town etc. an itemized report of C. B. & Q business at the Waterman Station, 1905, 1906, 1907: (see next page.)
004 1907 080 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including Miscellaneous-FREIGHT AND PASSENGER TRAFFIC: Freight Forwarded in Car Lots: 1905, 1906, 1907.  Cattle: 70 80, 110.  Hogs: 109, 115, 117.  Sheep: 0, 0, 3.  Horses: 3,2,0.  Corn: 51, 39, 52.  Oats: 75, 74, 62.  Hay: 79, 86, 39.  Misc. 8, 10, 9.  Total: 395, 406, 392.  Freight Rec'd.  Lumber: 55, 46 44.  Coal: 88, 79, 77.  Misc. 163, 88, 94. Total: 306, 213, 215.  Ticket Sales: $6,418.70, $8,119.01, $7,094.28.  C. W. Baldry, Agent.  BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS/DeKalb Co.- Marriage Licenses Issued: 234. Births: 444. Deaths: 189.
004 1907 081 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including Miscellaneous-County Deaths- Paw Paw, 1;  Shabbona, 11;  Milan, 6;  Malta, 11;  South Grove, 3;  Franklin, 7;  Victor, 2;  Clinton, 7;  Afton, 2;  DeKalb, 63;  Mayfield, 2;  Kingston, 5;  Somonauk, 7;  Sandwich, 6;  Squaw Grove, 9;  Pierce, 0;  Cortland, 6;  Sycamore, 22.  County clerk records.  S. M. Henderson, County Clerk-Aug. 28, 1907.  SALOON STATISTICS: DeKalb-no vote on license.  17 saloons, License fee: $1000.  Cortland-Direct vote, 72 votes cast, majority for license not given, 0ne saloon.  License fee, $700.  Hinckley-Three saloons.  License fee, $1,150.  Kingston-Direct vote, For license, 41, against, 36. One saloon, license fee $900.  Lee-direct vote, For license, 38; against, 37.  No license granted, last fee, $800.  Kirkland-No vote on question.  Four saloons. License fee, $750.  Shabbona, no vote on question.  Three saloons.  License fee $750.  Sandwich, Somonauk, Malta, Sycamore, Genoa-no replies.  Waterman-Direct vote, Majority against 20.
004 1907 082 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including Miscellaneous-PERSONAL MENTION-Charles Wesley Rolfe, M.S. Prof. Of Geology in the Univ. of Ill.. First principal of the Waterman School.  Bayard Holmes, B.S.M.D. Prof. Of Surgery and Clinical Surgery, College of Chicago, one time member of Waterman Baptist Ch. and Supt. of S. S.  Duncan Lendrum McEachron, A.B., Litt. D., is Dean of Washburn College.  Russell Graham, A.M.D.D., is vice president and prof. of Social Science, Monmouth Coll.  James Garfield Fuller, B.S.A., Inst. in Animal Husbandry, U. of Wis.  S. Marx White, B.S., M.D., Assoc. Prof. of Pathology and Bacteriology, Coll. of Medicine, U. of Minn.  James A. Patten, Evanston, trustee of Northwestern U.  ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS- Alexander Leroy Hinds-Corlis Hinds, b. 1774 to Corlis and Susannah (Henry) Hinds.  D. 1813, N. Y.  m. 1795 to Polly Bent. (Cont. next page)
004 1907 083 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including Miscellaneous-ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS-Alexander Leroy Hinds- Watertown, Ohio was wilderness, Black River country, son of Corlis and Polly, Alpheus Hardin Hinds, b. 1796 in Vermont, d. 1874 in Aurora, Ill.  m. 1818 to Mercy Wilkie, coming to Illinois he drove overland with teams, Redwood, N. Y. (Feb. 1,842), arriving Sugar Grove, Ill. (Mar. 9, 1842) his 46th birthday.  Ch. 1.  Orvis Corlis, b. 1819.  Ch. 2  Laura,  b. 1822.  Ch. 3  Ellen, b. 1824.  Ch. 4  James Alpheus, b. 1826.  Ch. 5  Charles Edwin, b. 1831.  Ch. 6  Eveline,  b. 1834.  Ch. 7  George Wilkie,  b. 1836.  Ch. 8  Alexander LeRoy, b. 1839.  Alexander Leroy Hinds, m. Aurora 
004 1907 084 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including Miscellaneous-ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS-Alexander Leroy Hinds-cont.- m. Aurora, Ill. 1868 to Nettie Colley, b. 1846, dau. of William Colley, d. 1877 in Shabbona, buried in Aurora.  He grad. From Commercial College, residend in Shabbona, then Sugar Grove as highway comm., moved to Aurora, d. 1905.  Ch. 1 Alice Laura, b. 1875 in Shabbona, m. 1899 to William Brown Lathrop, lives in Aurora.  David Towner Richards- b.1833, son of David and Emily (Merrifield) Richards,  joined army, divinity school Univ. of Chic., Medical Coll., ordained, pastorates in Evansville, WI.  Downer's Grove, IL.  Waterman, IL, Hinckley, IL.  Princeton, IL., Muscatine, IA,  Chicago, Tama City, IA., Portland, Oregon, Washington, m. 1856 to Lucy L. Pettibone, b. 1838 to  Giles and Sophronia (Sheldon) Pettibone.  Ch. 1,  Zulu May, b. 1870, m. 1893, F. W. Pettibone, resides in Kirkland, Wash.  Mr. Richards died Bellevue, Wash. 1906.
004 1907 085 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including Miscellaneous-ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS- Yearbook 1906, p. 32.  Sarah Hyde, Mrs. Morris P. Brown, was b. 72 years ago, Vermont, came to Sugar Grove, 1865, d. 1906 at dau.'s home in Sugar Grove.  Yearbook 1906, p. 51.  Abraham Morrill, immigrant blacksmith, corrections.
004 1907 086 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including Miscellaneous-ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS- Yearbook 1906,p. 60.  Hulda W. Simpson, corrections.  Yearbook 1906, p. 72.  F. A. Brown should be given as pres. Of board instead of Henderson.  Year Book 1906, p. 78, John Walker, Sandwich, voted in Clinton Twp. in 1856 for John C. Feemont.  Year Books 1904 and 1906:  June 8, 1904.  Born to Charles L. and Nina (Stram) Carlson, son Ralph Otto.  Nov. 3, 1906.  Born to Charles L. and Nina (Stram) Carlson, son, Floyd Cecil.
004 1907 087 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including ADVERTISEMENTS- Congdon's Private Library RECORDS-l. Johnson's Grove Church Records  2. Clinton Twp. Town Clerk records.  3.  Transcript of John Poston's Justice of the Peace 1850-1858.  4. Transcript of inscriptions at Johnson's Grove Cem. from 1848.  5. Transcript of inscriptions in North Clinton Cem.  6. Aurora Beacon News gleanings, 1858-1875, on Clinton Twp. vicinity.  7. Newberry Lib. gleanings on Waterman family genealogy.  
004 1907 088 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including ADVERTISEMENTS- (10 boxes with local advertisements.) #1 (Clinton House, Earl Palmer (prop.) Waterman, Ill.)  #2 (G. W. Lambing & Son - Gen. Blacksmithing and Horseshoeing, Wagon and Carriage Repairing. Waterman, Ill.)  #3 (D. J. Conlon, Confectionery, Cigars, and Tobacco.  Waterman, Illinois)  #4 (A. R. Wollenwber, Feed Grinding and Dealer in Machinery and Buggies Waterman, Illinois)  #5  (ROY WAKEFIELD Hard and Soft Coal Threshing Coal a Specialty Waterman, Illinois)  #6 (A. Satterlee, Livery and Feed Stable, Waterman, Illinois)  #7 (Soren Larsen Ice Dealer, Draying and General Teaming, Waterman, Illinois)  #8 (If You Don't Buy TANKS of ME We both lose.  F. F. Morse, Waterman, Ill.)  #9  (Dr. C. H. Wilkinson, Private Hospital, Waterman, Illinois.)  #10 ( W. J. RANDLES, Representing the Kingston, Milwaukee, Marine, Big Rock and Rockford Tornado Mutual Insurance Companies WATERMAN, ILLINOIS
004 1907 089 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including ADVERTISEMENTS-Four box ads and one half-page ad:  #1 (THE WATERMAN STATE BANK We Solicit Your Business, Waterman, Illinois. )  #2 (MISS M. J. MACKLIN A complete stock of Dry Goods Waterman, Illinois)  #3 (G. E. WILTSE Restaurant and Bakery Goods, Waterman, Illinois)  #4 (H. A. ASHTON Barber Waterman, Illinois  #5-Half-page (  SOUVENIER POST CARDS, WATERMAN VIEWS, BIRTHDAY CARDS, STATIONERY, ETC AT THE POST OFFICE  W. S. ANDREWS WATERMAN, ILLS. 
004 1907 090 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including ADVERTISEMENTS- 2 half-page ads: #1 (HENRY H. HOMAN HARNESS AND HORSE GOODS * SHOE REPAIRING A SPECIALTY* FLY NETS, DUSTERS* BLANKETS, ROBES, AND WHIPS WATERMAN, ILLINOIS)  #2 (GLENN W. BRADBURY * GENERAL MERCHANDISE * Men, Women and Children Furnishings. * Dry Goods and Groceries * Shoes to fit the foot and a big stock to select from. * Buy Educator shoes for children.  Glenn W. Bradbury
004 1907 091 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including ADVERTISEMENTS- 2 half- page ads: #1 HENRY A. LAMB * DEALER IN * Clothing, Hats, Caps, Shoes, and Gents' Furnishing Goods * In Bank Building, West End Third (Main) Street * WATERMAN, ILLINOIS.  #2 A. J. HEEG & CO. * FURNITURE & UNDERTAKING * STOVES, GRANITEWARE, CARPETS, RUGS, MATTINGS, LINOLEUM, SHADES, PICTURES, SEWING MACHINES * Upholstering and Picture Framing, Eaves Spouting, Furnace Work, Piping, Plumbing, etc.
004 1907 092 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including ADVERTISEMENTS-2 half-page ads: #1- A. J. FEARON -Groceries, Fruits, Ice Cream, and Confectionery WATERMAN, ILLINOIS.  #2- W. E. DEAN   Drugs, Medicines, Stationery, Etc.  WATERMAN, ILLINOIS.
004 1907 093 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including ADVERTISEMENTS- 2 Half-page ads:  #1- Pogue Brothers Lumber Co. - LUMBER, COAL, LIME, CEMENT, STONE, 'ETC.  Large stock of Building Material always on hand.  Also a good stock of the Best Grades of Hard and Soft Coal. * * * * * * "DEAL HONESTLY WITH ALL MEN"  Is our motto.  Waterman, Illinois   #2-  ELBERT P. DEAN DEALER IN FRESH AND SALT MEATS  WATERMAN, ILLINOIS         
004 1907 095 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including ADVERTISEMENTS- Whole page - Travel Within The Reach of All….BY….The Underwood Travel System   This travel system is unique.  It consists of travel of the truest kind, and yet without utilizing either railroad or ship, or any or the ordinary bodily conveyances.  This statement is so extraordinary that you will not believe it at first sight, but a careful examination of this Travel System, and some actual experiences with it, will convince you of the truthfulness of these claims.  Prof. Jas. H. Breasted, Ph. D. - "By means of this Travel System the joys of travel can be extended to that large class of our people who thirst for an acquaintance with the distant lands of other ages, but are prevented by the expense involved, or by the responsibilities of home, business or profession."  "Prof. R. B. Richardson, Ph. D. - "Direct access to Greece can be given by this Travel System from every classroom, student's room and from homes generally."  Rev. Jesse L. Hurlbutt, D. D. - "Now in a real sense, it is possible for all to know what it means to stand in all the more important places throughout the land of Palestine."  TOURS OF ALL COUNTRIES  Write  for further information  UNDERWOOD AND UNDERWOOD 3 AND 5 West 19th Street  NEW YORK
004 1907 096 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including ADVERTISEMENTS- Full Page - W. A. CONGDON …BREEDER OF…  BARRED PLYMOUTH ROCKS (Sketch of two chickens)  Beauty and Utility Strain  BOOKLET FREE W. A. CONGDON Box 4, Waterman, Illinois
004 1907 097 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including ADVERTISEMENTS- Full Page - (Photo of Hospital Building) Private Hospital  Established 1901 Paul E. N. Greeley, M. D. Waterman, Illinois  DeKalb CO. PHONE NO. 3.  FARMERS EXCHANGE NO. 12
004 1908 094 1907 Congdon Waterman Illinois Year Book Including ADVERTISEMENTS- 2 half page ads: #1- W. T. WILTBERGER  AUCTIONEER  Live Stock Sales, Pure Bred Stock Sales, Real Estate Sales And Merchandise Sales  INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE, LOANS  Farm Loans Made at 5 per cent  COUNTY PHONE  4--20  WATERMAN, ILLS.  #2 KIT CARSON - Gents' Furnishing Goods, Hardware, Stoves, Implements, Automobiles, and Fencing of all kinds.  Eaves Spouting, Furnace Work and General Repairing.  Waterman, Illinois
005 000 000  Waterman Year Books - Compiled by George Edward Congdon who was born and raised in the area. (individual years 1905 - 1907); Chronology, history, biographies, directories of business and clubs


 

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