Albert J. Braun (1911-1991) oral history
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Braun, Albert Joseph, 1911-1991, Interviewee
Adler, Rhea Saul, 1906-1990
, Interviewer
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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 Water Street Market with horse-wagons
Indian Hill Estates developed by Henry Drucker - Streets
laid out - Turned over to Bill’s Realty - Swampland - Skating on pond - Drained into Skokie Lagoons

CCC Camp - (Civilian Conservation Corps) - Harold Ickes - Sump pumps needed in houses built throughout the area

Earlier times they were able to ice skate north to Glencoe in winter and west to Waukegan Road — Clamp-on skates - Playmates Bohnen’s and Braun’s and Borres — All relatives but Thalmann’s

Thalmann’s Grocery and Tavern — Now Wilmette Fire Station #2 — Tavern later a bowling alley - Ballroom during Prohibition - Old Gross Point band
Moonshining - Blind Pigs - Home Brew - Raids Judge Peters Warrants needed — Warnings given before raids were made — Contents of various liquors
Picnics held at Lake/Locust - Mostly family reunions - Several generations
Otto Kempe - Shoe shop - Paul, Mathilde, Walter
Ditmer - Shoe Shop - Lake Avenue

Dance halls of 1930’s — Weller’s tent - Waukegan/ Dempster - Kit Kat at Howard/Sheridan second floor, one on Peterson Avenue - Saturday night at Diamond Lake - Young people’s parties - Taverns of the 1930’s family affairs
Winkler’s Grove at Ridge/Lake

Stores on Ridge Road: Beuscher’s Hardware, Klinge and White Grocery
Segar Street now Schiller - Reinwald now Illinois Road - Blum Street and Brown Street

Families on south side of Lake Avenue — Goldbach, Zeutschel, Carrier, Ditmers, Spiess, Braun, Joe Thalmann and Millie Thalmann
Meier’s Ice Company — Wilmette at 1900 Washington (from Seltzer’s Pond at Hibbard/Illinois Road) stored in saw dust in barn

Annexation of Gross Point by Wilmette 1921-1926
Place of Publication
Wilmette, Illinois
Date of Original
15 October 1978
Subject(s)
Local identifier
R 977.31 BR
Language of Item
English
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Copyright Date
1978
Copyright Holder
Wilmette Public Library
Copyright Holder Contact Information
1242 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
U.S.A.
Recommended Citation
Braun, Albert Joseph, and Rhea Saul Adler. Albert J. Braun. Wilmette, Ill: Wilmette Public Library District, 1978
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Wilmette Public Library
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1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL
60091-2558
U.S.A. Phone: 847-256-6930
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Albert J. Braun (1911-1991) oral history


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 Water Street Market with horse-wagons
Indian Hill Estates developed by Henry Drucker - Streets
laid out - Turned over to Bill’s Realty - Swampland - Skating on pond - Drained into Skokie Lagoons

CCC Camp - (Civilian Conservation Corps) - Harold Ickes - Sump pumps needed in houses built throughout the area

Earlier times they were able to ice skate north to Glencoe in winter and west to Waukegan Road — Clamp-on skates - Playmates Bohnen’s and Braun’s and Borres — All relatives but Thalmann’s

Thalmann’s Grocery and Tavern — Now Wilmette Fire Station #2 — Tavern later a bowling alley - Ballroom during Prohibition - Old Gross Point band
Moonshining - Blind Pigs - Home Brew - Raids Judge Peters Warrants needed — Warnings given before raids were made — Contents of various liquors
Picnics held at Lake/Locust - Mostly family reunions - Several generations
Otto Kempe - Shoe shop - Paul, Mathilde, Walter
Ditmer - Shoe Shop - Lake Avenue

Dance halls of 1930’s — Weller’s tent - Waukegan/ Dempster - Kit Kat at Howard/Sheridan second floor, one on Peterson Avenue - Saturday night at Diamond Lake - Young people’s parties - Taverns of the 1930’s family affairs
Winkler’s Grove at Ridge/Lake

Stores on Ridge Road: Beuscher’s Hardware, Klinge and White Grocery
Segar Street now Schiller - Reinwald now Illinois Road - Blum Street and Brown Street

Families on south side of Lake Avenue — Goldbach, Zeutschel, Carrier, Ditmers, Spiess, Braun, Joe Thalmann and Millie Thalmann
Meier’s Ice Company — Wilmette at 1900 Washington (from Seltzer’s Pond at Hibbard/Illinois Road) stored in saw dust in barn

Annexation of Gross Point by Wilmette 1921-1926