Schlick Family of Beecher Street in Winfield

My grandparents Frank J. and Mae C. Schlick build a home at 27w356 Beecher in Winfield Illinois Winfield Township Winfield Illinois.

1940 U.S. Census Village of Winfield Illinois in Winfield Township DuPage County Illinois. Lines 30 – 32 show Frank, Mae and Louise Schlick living in their new home at 27w356 Beecher.

My mother Louise (nee Schlick) Davis was only three years old when the U.S. Census was recorded on 6 April 1940. The family had just completed building their new home in 1940. World War II has not yet begun. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, an action that would propell the United States into the World War II was still over a year away – December 7, 1941. Many families were emerging from teh economically devasting effects on their family wrought by the Great Depression that began in October 1929.

The Schlick at 27w356 Beecher Street was built by Frank’s Uncle John Armbrust. John lived on what is now Church street and built many homes that are still to this day standing and occupied by families. John Armbrust married Katherine Daleiden. Katherine was the daughter of Chistopher and Margaret Daleiden.

The Frank and Mae Schlick family in the back yard of their home (the garage is behind them) at 27W356 Beecher Street in Winfield Illinois. In this photo (Left to right): Louise, Frank, Mae and Joseph Schlick. Louise is my mother.

Frank and Mae prior to building their own home on Beecher had rented and lived on Mack Road in a home owned by Casper Schlick. I believe that the home and the barn are now part of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District’s McKee Marsh Forest Preserve. This Forest Preserve is near the former Daleiden and Schlick farmstead site.

The Schlicks lived in the home on Beecher from circa 1940 to 1956. My parents George S and Louise Davis occupied the home when my sister and I were very young ( 1959 to mid 1960s). My Grandfather rented the Beecher Street home to Anna Marie Besch (Born 1923 – Died 1987) from the late 1960s until just prior to her death in 1987.

My Grandfather was the Farming Operations Manager for the Brooks McCormick St James Farm equesstrian estate property in Warrenville Illinois. Brooks built a home for Frank and Mae around the mid 1950s on the farm. It was at this point that he began renting the Beecher Street home to my parents and then Anne Besch.

Frank J. Schlick washing the siding on his new home at 27W356 Beecher Street in Winfield Illinois. The home that can be seen across the street at 27W359 Beecher is on the former site of the old Winfield Cooperative Creamery. That house would become the Davis families new home by the mid 1960s.
The Schlick / Davis Home at 27w356 Beecher in 2021.

Mae and Frank returned to live in their home for a short period of time (1985 to 1988) following Frank’s retirement from working on St. James Farm. Following their move off of St. James Farm, their health began to rapidly decline. My personal thought is that once my Grandparents moved off of the farm a part of them died. They both were briefly taken care of at what was then known as Windsor Park Manor Assisted Living Care Center on Norht Avenue near Carol Stream.

Mae died in 1989 and her husband, my grandfather, died in 1993. My mother Louise Davis died in November 1994. My uncle Joseph Schlick was killed in 1968 while serving in the Vietnam War. The Schlicks are all together now side by side at Assumption Cemetery located in Winfield Township Dupage County Illinois. The Cemetery is about a quarter mile south of Illinois Route 38 (Roosevelt Road) on Winfield Road.

The flag pole was donated to the Assumption Cemetery by Frank and Mae Schlick in Memory of their son Joseph Schlick and all veterans buried at the Cemetery.

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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