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.

Winfield Public Library Expansion 1986

The Winfield Public Library was my second home as a young boy. I would particularly spent time there during the summers when school did not occupy my time. I loved reading history (Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt biographies and World … Continue reading

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Early Photo View of Church Street in Winfield IL

The below photo looks north along Church Street towards St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (on the right) and the school and rectory on the left. (Photo is courtesy of St Johns Church and the Winfield Historical Society). This view … Continue reading

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“Roosevelt Road Dedicated” 1920 Newspaper Account

Roosevelt Road (Illinois State Route 38) runs from Chicago near the shores of Lake Michigan west to the City of Geneva and to points further west. It is one of many commercial transportation routes for the suburbs. During my research … Continue reading

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German-Style Well in Old St Stephen’s Cemetery Lauds Carol Stream’s Immigrant History

The following article was posted and printed in the Daily Herald newspaper on Thursday, September 22, 2022. Kevin Davis and his wife attended this event on August 18 2022. Thursday, Aug. 18, was a beautiful summer day at St. Stephen … Continue reading

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Wheaton Illinoian Newspaper Posts on Winfield Illinois and Christopher Daleiden Purchases Property in Village

I have used newspaper extensively throughout my research. News items posted in neighborhood sections of the newspaper provide a wealth of detailed information that is not available in official primary source government documents including the United States Census. Newspapers provide … Continue reading

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David McCullough Historian July 7, 1933  –  August 7, 2022

I do feel in my heart of hearts that if history isn’t well written, it isn’t going to be read, and if it isn’t read it’s going to die. David McCullough Prizing winning historian David McCullough died on August 7 … Continue reading

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Joseph & Mary Anne Schlick and Weberpal Home For Sale Relisted March 2023

Joseph Schlick’s 1906 home first went up for sale the in August 2022. Joseph was the former Mayor of the Village of Burlington. The home was last occupied by James Weberpal his grandson. The house was off the market for … Continue reading

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Christina Daleiden’s Probate File

One valuable document genealogists/family historians need to find and review are the probate files and Probate Court records for their family members. The DuPage County Clerk’s Office was a rich source of family history information on the Daleiden family. One … Continue reading

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Frank Schlick Baby Photo

One of the photos that I keep in my family archive is an oval shaped photo of my grandfather as an infant. Frank was the father of my mother Louise Eleanor Schlick Davis. The photo was taken around 1911 within … Continue reading

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St. James Farm History Revealed: The East Farm of the Bollwegs

The Dupage County Forest Preserve District (Illinois) recently posted a history of the “East Farm” of Brooks McCormick’s St. James Farm. Frank Schlick, my Grandfather, was the Farm Operations Manager for many years. This blog includes a nice aerial photo … Continue reading

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