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  • Mathilda Marie Kempe (1895-1981) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with Mathilda Marie Kempe by Briggs Maselli on November 4, 1979 at 418 Ridge Road, Wilmette, Illinois. Abstract: Born on Ridge Road across the street Father Otto L. Kempe came via New York, Niles to Wilmette — was a shoemaker from Saxony - came as a young man in ...
    AudioImageText     Interview with Mathilda Marie Kempe by Briggs Maselli on November 4, 1979 at 418 Ridge Road, Wilmette, Illinois. Abstract: Born on Ridge Road across the street Father Otto L. Kempe ...
  • Benjamin Kartman (1901-1991) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with Ben Kartman by Rhea Saul Adler on March 4, 1982 at 208 Golf Terrace, Wilmette, Illinois. ABSTRACT: Early years in Wilmette — three residences Two sons — University of Iowa — University of Illinois Years at University of Illinois — Editor of Illinois Daily — preceded by (“Scotty”) ...
    AudioImageText     Interview with Ben Kartman by Rhea Saul Adler on March 4, 1982 at 208 Golf Terrace, Wilmette, Illinois. ABSTRACT: Early years in Wilmette — three residences Two sons — University ...
  • C. Herbert Jones (1889-1987) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with C. Herbert Jones by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, on June 25, 1977. ABSTRACT: Early life in Philadelphia Move to Evanston High school and college years Graduate school Half century of engineering school Northwestern University Chattaqua Romance Miami Military Institute World War I years Marriage Homesteading in Montana ...
    AudioImageText     Interview with C. Herbert Jones by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, on June 25, 1977. ABSTRACT: Early life in Philadelphia Move to Evanston High school and college years Graduate school ...
  • Lloyd Frank Hollister (1892-1979) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with Lloyd Frank Hollister by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, in the Fall of 1975. ABSTRACT: Introduction to Wilmette Mayor Ed Zipf - Mayor 7 years - established accounting practices for village of Wilmette Earl Orner - Village Clerk, 1905-1924 Mayor, 1925-30 Village Agent for Northwestern Railroad "Judge" Otto ...
    AudioImageText     Interview with Lloyd Frank Hollister by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, in the Fall of 1975. ABSTRACT: Introduction to Wilmette Mayor Ed Zipf - Mayor 7 years - established accounting ...
  • W. Henry Huffman (1911-1997) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with Henry Huffman by Briggs Maselli in Wilmette, Illinois, on January 24, 1977. Abstract: Wilmette 1918 Tornado 1920 New Trier High School Northwestern Railroad history Purdue Engineering School Christmas parties of Mrs. Huffman
    AudioImageText     Interview with Henry Huffman by Briggs Maselli in Wilmette, Illinois, on January 24, 1977. Abstract: Wilmette 1918 Tornado 1920 New Trier High School Northwestern Railroad history Purdue Engineering School Christmas ...
  • Robert A. Harper (1910-2007) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with Robert A. Harper by Rhea Adler in Wilmette on March 11, 1982. Abstract: Born and has lived in Wilmette his entire life - son of Dora and J. Robb Harper, Superintendent of Wilmette Schools 1908-1942 Life of his father - one of four children on Ohio farm - ...
    AudioImageText     Interview with Robert A. Harper by Rhea Adler in Wilmette on March 11, 1982. Abstract: Born and has lived in Wilmette his entire life - son of Dora and J. ...
  • "Taking Root in Wilmette" by Elisabeth G. Weedon, 1867-1965
    AudioImageText       Undated conversation between Vivian Weedon (1903-1995), and her niece, Deborah Ardley. Weedon read aloud an article written in 1931 by her mother, Elisabeth G. Weedon (1867-1965). The reading is interspersed with questions by Ardley followed by Weedon’s replies and comments. This recording is part of the Wilmette Public Library Oral ...
    AudioImageText     Undated conversation between Vivian Weedon (1903-1995), and her niece, Deborah Ardley. Weedon read aloud an article written in 1931 by her mother, Elisabeth G. Weedon (1867-1965). The reading is interspersed ...
  • Frederick William Waidner (1909-1989) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with Frederick Waidner by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois on December 6, 1979.
    AudioImageText     Interview with Frederick Waidner by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois on December 6, 1979.
  • Robert D. Hall (1914- ) and Alice Freeman Hall (1916-) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with Robert D. Hall and Alice Freeman Hall by Rhea Adler in Wilmette in winter 1977. Abstract: • His childhood in Zion, Illinois - Description of the community founded for religious reasons by Mr. Dowie • Wilbur Glenn Voliva and radio station WCBD • Hall family from Vermont to ...
    AudioImageText     Interview with Robert D. Hall and Alice Freeman Hall by Rhea Adler in Wilmette in winter 1977. Abstract: • His childhood in Zion, Illinois - Description of the community founded ...
  • Jean Ten Broeck (1896-1996) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with Jean Ten Broeck by Rhea Adler in the Spring, 1977 in Wilmette, Illinois. ABSTRACT: Name and present home, previous, place of residence prior to coming to Wilmette after World War I Interviewed by Lloyd Hollister for a job with Hollister Press began work April 4, 1923 Description of ...
    AudioImageText     Interview with Jean Ten Broeck by Rhea Adler in the Spring, 1977 in Wilmette, Illinois. ABSTRACT: Name and present home, previous, place of residence prior to coming to Wilmette after ...
  • Sydney Weedon Templeton (1894-1994) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with Sydney Weedon Templeton by Rhea Adler in June, 1976. ABSTRACT: Locale of childhood from 1895 presently lives in Scarsdale, NY Family lived in Wilmette Father commuted to Chicago from Llewelyn Park Station House built for Weedon family by a local carpenter, surrounded by fields, unpaved streets First motor ...
    AudioImageText     Interview with Sydney Weedon Templeton by Rhea Adler in June, 1976. ABSTRACT: Locale of childhood from 1895 presently lives in Scarsdale, NY Family lived in Wilmette Father commuted to Chicago ...
  • Anna Schneider Schuett (1903-1980) and Margaret Schneider Schoenbeck (1904-1992) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with cousins, Anna Schneider Schuett and Margaret Schneider Schoenbeck by Briggs Maselli on July 19, 1976 in Wilmette, Illinois. ABSTRACT: Grew up on farms in Grosse Point — fathers were brothers Schooling at St. Joseph in original school building - present building is the third building on the corner ...
    AudioImageText     Interview with cousins, Anna Schneider Schuett and Margaret Schneider Schoenbeck by Briggs Maselli on July 19, 1976 in Wilmette, Illinois. ABSTRACT: Grew up on farms in Grosse Point — fathers ...
  • John J. Schneider (1901-1986) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with John Schneider by Rhea Adler in November 1975 in Wilmette, Illinois. ABSTRACT Family - childhood - school Early location St. Joseph school and church Fun games - skating - swimming Gross Point boundaries Store, grocer, bakery, blacksmith, saloons Gross Point Band/Schneider's Band, now Gross Point Marching Band World ...
    AudioImageText     Interview with John Schneider by Rhea Adler in November 1975 in Wilmette, Illinois. ABSTRACT Family - childhood - school Early location St. Joseph school and church Fun games - skating ...
  • George Arthur Hahn, Sr. (1889-1979) oral history
    AudioTextcomment       Interview with George Arthur Hahn, Sr. by Briggs Maselli about 1975. Transcribed by Karen Miller
    AudioTextcomment     Interview with George Arthur Hahn, Sr. by Briggs Maselli about 1975. Transcribed by Karen Miller
  • Frances A. Goodhue (1886-1983) oral history
    AudioText       Interview with Frances Goodhue by Rhea Saul Adler about 1977 in Wilmette, Illinois. Transcribed by Karen Miller, June 2009.
    AudioText     Interview with Frances Goodhue by Rhea Saul Adler about 1977 in Wilmette, Illinois. Transcribed by Karen Miller, June 2009.
  • Regina Fleischer (1928- ) oral history
    AudioImageText       ABSTRACT Interviewee: Regina Fleischer Interviewer: Rhea Adler Date of interview: Spring, 1981 • Length of time in Wilmette • Birth in Bydgoszcz (Poland) - Germany - Life 1928-1933 – An only child - Father in wholesale leather business – Anti-Semitism forced move to Warsaw • Explanation of Hasidic Jews -- ...
    AudioImageText     ABSTRACT Interviewee: Regina Fleischer Interviewer: Rhea Adler Date of interview: Spring, 1981 • Length of time in Wilmette • Birth in Bydgoszcz (Poland) - Germany - Life 1928-1933 – An ...
  • Joseph Fleischer oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with Joseph Fleischer by Regina Fleischer in Wilmette, Illinois, in March 1982. ABSTRACT: • Name and location of present home - birthplace and life in Albany Park area - Chicago • Joined U.S. Navy in July, 1943 - training received at Farragut, Idaho — 30 day leave before entering ...
    AudioImageText     Interview with Joseph Fleischer by Regina Fleischer in Wilmette, Illinois, in March 1982. ABSTRACT: • Name and location of present home - birthplace and life in Albany Park area - ...
  • David Clark Leach, Jr. (1925-2000) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with David C. Leach, Jr. by Briggs Maselli in Wilmette, Illinois, on the subject of the history of transportation in Wilmette.
    AudioImageText     Interview with David C. Leach, Jr. by Briggs Maselli in Wilmette, Illinois, on the subject of the history of transportation in Wilmette.
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