Jerry Apps Farm Historian and Storyteller

I have through their writings become acquainted with many historians and writers. In a previous blog I wrote about David McCullough. Another writer and historian that I admire is Jerry Apps. Apps lives in Wisconsin and is a prolific author and has produced several PBS documentaries on farming and growing up on a farm in Wisconsin. Here is a link to the Wisconsin State Historical Society online book shop that sells many of his books and PBS public television documentaries. The books and DVDs are also available via your local public library or your local library’s interlibrary loan services.

The information that I learned from Mr. Apps was the fact that living and working on a family farm was tough, dirty, dusty,and neverending. It also solidified by believe in the value of family and in the importance of helping your neighbor.

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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