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  • Albert J. Braun (1911-1991) oral history
    AudioText       Interview with Albert J. Braun by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, on October 15, 1978. ABSTRACT Interviewee: Albert J. Braun Interviewer: Rhea Adler Date of Interview: October, 1978 Account of Braun family, six boys and three girls Farm of 25-30 acres — Truck gardens — Randolph Street Market and South ...
    AudioText     Interview with Albert J. Braun by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, on October 15, 1978. ABSTRACT Interviewee: Albert J. Braun Interviewer: Rhea Adler Date of Interview: October, 1978 Account of ...
  • Anna Kathryn Witt (1895-1988) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with Anna Witt by Briggs Maselli in Wilmette on December 9, 1975. Abstract: Sold milk from 800 block of Forest Avenue Moved to Harms Road on Lake Avenue farm (Wilmette Golf Club grounds) Returned to Wilmette — bottling plant — ice house eventually sold to Bowman Dairy Co. Mother’s ...
    AudioImageText     Interview with Anna Witt by Briggs Maselli in Wilmette on December 9, 1975. Abstract: Sold milk from 800 block of Forest Avenue Moved to Harms Road on Lake Avenue farm ...
  • 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 ...
  • Austin Manlove Zimmerman, Jr. (1909-1991) oral history
    AudioImageTextcomment       Interviewee: Austin Zimmerman, Jr. Interviewer: Jean Young Date of interview: Fall, 1975 Move to Wilmette, 1912 --Description and locale of homes Raising squabs Cooking methods Population- Wilmette Gross Point — truck gardens --So. Water Street Market Milkmen, icemen and organ grinders, street lamp lighter and street lamps Early Northwestern trains ...
    AudioImageTextcomment     Interviewee: Austin Zimmerman, Jr. Interviewer: Jean Young Date of interview: Fall, 1975 Move to Wilmette, 1912 --Description and locale of homes Raising squabs Cooking methods Population- Wilmette Gross Point — ...
  • 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 ...
  • Charles Jules Michelet, Jr. (1891-1980) oral history
    AudioImageText       Autobiographical statement of Charles Jules Michelet, Jr. in Wilmette in 1977. Abstract: Schools, Businesses, Individuals in the Village in late 1800's, Turn of century through to present, Chiefly autobiographical
    AudioImageText     Autobiographical statement of Charles Jules Michelet, Jr. in Wilmette in 1977. Abstract: Schools, Businesses, Individuals in the Village in late 1800's, Turn of century through to present, Chiefly autobiographical
  • 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.
  • Dr. Herman O. Weishaar (1889-1984) and Mrs. Gladys Fowler Weishaar (1897-1981) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with Dr. and Mrs. Herman Weishaar by Briggs Maselli in 1976 at 24 Calvin Circle, Evanston, Illinois. ABSTRACT: Mrs. Weishaar’s early school days from 5th grade in Wilmette to 1912 New Trier High School class 1915 Evanston Hospital School of Nursing - Met intern Weishaar there in 1918 His ...
    AudioImageText     Interview with Dr. and Mrs. Herman Weishaar by Briggs Maselli in 1976 at 24 Calvin Circle, Evanston, Illinois. ABSTRACT: Mrs. Weishaar’s early school days from 5th grade in Wilmette to ...
  • Elizabeth Brown Brooks (1901-1994) oral history
    AudioText       Interview with Elizabeth Brown Brooks by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, Spring, 1979. ABSTRACT: · Grandparents— Crocker, 1892/ Brown, 1868 · Early childhood- schools- churches · Dedication of Sanitary District Canal and creation of (Washington) Gillson Park from dredgings · New Trier faculty- 1914-1918; activities · Village businesses: Smith’s Grocery; ...
    AudioText     Interview with Elizabeth Brown Brooks by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, Spring, 1979. ABSTRACT: · Grandparents— Crocker, 1892/ Brown, 1868 · Early childhood- schools- churches · Dedication of Sanitary District ...
  • Elizabeth Fisher Kinnear (1896-1980) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with Elizabeth Fisher Kinnear by Rhea S. Adler in 1976 in Wilmette, Illinois. ABSTRACT Name — address — came in 1932, description of area then — post Depression period Describes organization and membership make—up of 1st Historical Commission of Wilmette; mentions Evanston and Kenilworth museums Mentions early Wilmette settlement, ...
    AudioImageText     Interview with Elizabeth Fisher Kinnear by Rhea S. Adler in 1976 in Wilmette, Illinois. ABSTRACT Name — address — came in 1932, description of area then — post Depression period ...
  • Elizabeth Fitch (1899-1986) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with Elizabeth Fitch by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, in 1984. ABSTRACT: Early history of both parental backgrounds prior to Wilmette in 1906 Childhood and schooling in Wilmette, New Trier, Wellesley and nursing degree at Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D.C. Summer spent in Labrador and Newfoundland with Grenfell Expedition ...
    AudioImageText     Interview with Elizabeth Fitch by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, in 1984. ABSTRACT: Early history of both parental backgrounds prior to Wilmette in 1906 Childhood and schooling in Wilmette, New ...
  • Elizabeth Hoffman Kirk (1915-2008) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with Elizabeth Hoffman Kirk and Mary Hoffman by Rhea Adler in 1976. ABSTRACT: Previous residences of Hoffman family--first 1843 -- boyhood of Hoffman brothers -- farming and raising produce for the Chicago Market, --South Water St.-- First retail store (general merchandise) at Ridge/Wilmette Ave. - burned Dec. 8 --well ...
    AudioImageText     Interview with Elizabeth Hoffman Kirk and Mary Hoffman by Rhea Adler in 1976. ABSTRACT: Previous residences of Hoffman family--first 1843 -- boyhood of Hoffman brothers -- farming and raising produce ...
  • Ella B. Butz (1888-1982) oral history
    AudioText       Interview of Ella B. Butz by Rhea Adler in Wilmette on March 26, 1976. ABSTRACT Wilmette in 1890's, early activities, Wilmette Country Club, mention of many early families and people by name, Butz and Arend family histories, Northwestern Academy and New Trier High School early beginnings, social and athletic activities, ...
    AudioText     Interview of Ella B. Butz by Rhea Adler in Wilmette on March 26, 1976. ABSTRACT Wilmette in 1890's, early activities, Wilmette Country Club, mention of many early families and people ...
  • 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.
  • Fred Stickney Northam (1904-1979) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with Fred Northam by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, in the fall of 1977. ABSTRACT: Birth in Wilmette — Llewellin Park - Early childhood experiences “L” tracks run into Wilmette overnight on CMSTP right of way - Digging Sanitary Canal Wilmette business district Central/Wilmette Avenue and West Railroad Avenue ...
    AudioImageText     Interview with Fred Northam by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, in the fall of 1977. ABSTRACT: Birth in Wilmette — Llewellin Park - Early childhood experiences “L” tracks run into ...
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
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