Author Archives: Schlick Daleiden Families - DuPage and Kane Counties of Illinois

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.

Writing a Personal Urban History: The Importance of Genealogy for Understanding U.S. History

I have spent a great deal of the past month listening to or attending lectures and workshops regarding genealogy and family history. On March 9, 2023, the Newberry Library (Chicago, Illinois) President Daniel Greene spoke with Leslie M. Harris, Professor … Continue reading

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Farm Recipes and Food PBS Documentary by Jerry Apps

I am an avid fan of the writer and rural historian Jerry Apps of Wisconsin. Jerry Apps and daughter Susan Apps-Bodilly share memories and stories surrounding a cookbook they wrote based on Eleanor Apps’ (Jerry’s Mother’s) recipe box. The documentary … Continue reading

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St John the Baptist and St Michael Roman Catholic Church in DuPage County Sacramental Records Posted on Ancestry

I am currently reviewing St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic and St Michaels Roman Catholic Church Records in Winfield and Wheaton Illinois U.S., Catholic Diocese of Joliet, Sacramental Records, 1800-1976. They have been scanned and are now posted on … Continue reading

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High Lake Subdivision and the C.A.&E. Electric Line in Winfield

This past fall my daughter and I decided to take a bike ride around Winfield Illinois. We decided to ride the Path that goes through the High Lake Subdivision between Winfield and West Chicago. This path runs along the West … Continue reading

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Winfield School History Revealed in Deed for “Block 12” of the Village of Winfield

This past year I purchased an “Examination of Title” for “Block 12” of “The Village of Fredericksburg [Winfield] Illinois”. I located the Title amongst items being sold during an estate sale held in Winfield. In the northeast corner of block … Continue reading

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Mae Hodous Schlick: The Early Years 1911 – 1920.

Mae (Nee Hodous) Schlick was born on 21 March 1911 in Chicago Cook County Illinois. Her father was a teamster milkwagon driver for the Cicero Dairy Co. (2610-14-56 Avenue) in Cicero, Cook County Illinois. By 1930 per the U.S. Census … Continue reading

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Valentines Day and Courtship 1890s and Klein and Schlick Families.

Valentines day 2023 is fast approaching. I ran across this blog piece on the Dupage County Forest Preserve website. It was posted by Wayne Hill a heritage interpreter at Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago. It provides some insights on … Continue reading

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Martin Schlick Visits the West in 1910?

[Note: This post was updated on 17 February 2023] One of my distant relatives Robert “Bob” Schlick relayed a story to me regarding his Grandfather Martin Schlick. Bob heard that Martin Schlick moved “out west” during his lifetime. Perhaps to … Continue reading

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German Christmas Traditions

This past December 2022, the Winfield Glimpses published my article on German Christmas traditions. The article featured a photo of the Christopher and Margaret Daleiden family of Mack Road. Here is the link to the article. The above photo is … Continue reading

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DuPage County History Book Revised: DuPage Roots

The DuPage County Historical Society Board of Directors this past month (November 2022) announced it has revised and updated its 1985 book DuPage Roots by Richard A. Thompson & contributors. Cover photo of the 1985 edition of Thompson’s DuPage Roots … Continue reading

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