I am in the process of writing an article pertaining to the Daleiden family that lived in Winfield Township in Illinois beginning in 1856.
The family immigrated to DuPage County (Winfield Township) in Illinois around 1867. The first generation to live in the county were: Matthias Daleiden (the father), Michael, Christopher and Peter his three sons, and Barbara and Barbara his two daughters.
The family would be one of the founding families of St John the Baptist Roman Catholic in Winfield Illinois. They would also be well known landholders in the downtown area of Winfield. William B. Daleiden, Christopher’s Grandson, would become a much loved merchant and Postmaster in the town.
Christopher’s son William T. Daleiden (born in 1873) married Susan Elsen. They would have several children: William B., Katherine, Anthony, Edward, Mary and George. William B. would become a local merchant and own a confectionary story called the Bluebird Confectionary. William B. was also the Postmaster for Winfield for several years. In his role as the Postmaster and owner of his store he was well-known and liked by the people of the community.
Susan Daleiden, Christopher’s daughter would marry Casper Schlick a farmer from Kane County Illinois in Burlington Township in Kane County Illinois. Susan and Casper would later move onto her father’s farm on Mack Road in Winfield Township DuPage County in Illinois. The farm was located just three miles southwest of Winfield Illinois along the West Branch of the DuPage River on Mack Road in Winfield Township. Susan and Casper were my great grandparents. Susan and Casper would have three sons: Frank, Albert, and John. Frank is my grandfather and the father of my mother Louise (nee Schlick) Davis.
I will be writing more about the Schlicks and Daleidens in a future blog. I am also planning on writing an article for the DuPage County Illinois Genealogical Society’s bi-annual journal within this year. The article will form the core of a presentation to be given at the Winfield Illinois Library (0S291 Winfield Road) on Tuesday, May 17th at 7:30 p.m.