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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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Scottie Dog Antique Boot Scrapper and Schlick Memories of St. James Farm.

Artifacts and family history. Family heirlooms. Memories of an object. This is what I was thinking about the other day as I was cleaning and repainting the above antique cast iron scottie dog mud scrapper. I have had this near … Continue reading

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Christmas and Holiday Candy Recipe from 1890s on Forest Preserve Blog and Daleiden’s Candy Store.

The holidays of Christmas and New Years is a time when our sweet tooths begin to crave holiday goodies. A recent posting on the Dupage County Forest Preserve History Blog is titled: 1890s Holiday Candy Making. The blog article is … Continue reading

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