Daleiden Property Revealed in 1904 Atlas of DuPage County Illinois

The 1910 U.S. Census provides information that Christopher (Chris) and his wife were living in the Village of Winfield Illinois. He is a ‘retired farmer”. The 1904 Atlas of DuPage County shows the main downtown lots and sections of Winfield Illinois.

Winfield was originally plated as the town of Fredericksburg. Its is named Winfield after the military leader General Winfield Scott. Scott was a leader in the Black Hawk War of the early 1830s.

The Daleidens home was in lots 3 and 4 just to the north and near the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. The map also shows that Christopher owned 10.6 acres of land along the creek that ran through the Village and toward the West Branch of the DuPage River. The 10.6 acres per an oral history with my Grandfather Francis “Frank” J. (Joseph) Schlick was a hayfield. This was along the street now known as Beecher Street. On Christophers propertyon Beecher Street was located the Winfield Cooperative Creamery a major business in the Village. I will do a blog post on that business in the future.

The railroad that runs through the middle part of the Village is what is now (2022) know as the Metra Union Pacific Railroad west line that terminates at Chicago to the east and Elburn to the west.

About Schlick Daleiden Families - DuPage and Kane Counties of Illinois

Kevin Davis is a retired Public Library Director. He is a Board member of the Winfield (IL) Historical Society. Davis has over 35 years experience working in public libraries. He is deeply interested in local Chicagoland, Dupage, and Kane County History. Davis earned a BA in History and an MA in Library Science from Dominican University. He is a volunteer researcher for the St. James Farm Forest Preserve part of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County in Illinois. His work includes extensive writing and research on the McCormick family line who were former owners of St. James Farm. He is an avid family historian / genealogist and has done extensive research on the Schlicks and Daleidens of DuPage and Kane County Illinois.
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