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  • Old Dusham House
    Image       On reverse: "Old Dusham House, Elmwood and Michigan, succeeded log cabin. Built around 1800." Stamped: "A copy by H. J. Steffens Studio at 807 Ridge, Wilmette, 6332."
    Image     On reverse: "Old Dusham House, Elmwood and Michigan, succeeded log cabin. Built around 1800." Stamped: "A copy by H. J. Steffens Studio at 807 Ridge, Wilmette, 6332."
  • 204 Ridge
    TextImage       Description of the Log cabin (1844) and then Greek Revival style home (1847) built at this address.
    TextImage     Description of the Log cabin (1844) and then Greek Revival style home (1847) built at this address.
  • Schaefer, Maternus
    Genealogical ResourceNewspaper  appeared in Wilmette Life, 18 Sep 1847, Supplement, p. 92. Date of Event: 18 Sep 1947     President of Gross Point for 13 years and a member of its first village board, Maternus Schaefer also filled the offices of village collector and school director for a quarter of a century. Mr. Schaefer was a farmer, owning 35 acres of land on section 33 of New Trier township, ...
    Genealogical ResourceNewspaper  appeared in Wilmette Life, 18 Sep 1847, Supplement, p. 92. Date of Event: 18 Sep 1947   President of Gross Point for 13 years and a member of its first village board, Maternus Schaefer also filled the offices of village collector and school director for a quarter ...
  • Letters from the California Gold Rush  (1848–1855)
    ExhibitImageText       Three letters in the Wilmette Public Library's Local History Collection were written by a Wilmette resident, Alexander McDaniel, to his wife, Emeline Huntoon McDaniel, during the California Gold Rush (1848–1855).
    ExhibitImageText     Three letters in the Wilmette Public Library's Local History Collection were written by a Wilmette resident, Alexander McDaniel, to his wife, Emeline Huntoon McDaniel, during the California Gold Rush (1848–1855).
  • Letter from Alexander McDaniel to Emeline McDaniel August 1, 1850
    TextImage       Letter from Alexander McDaniel, Georgetown, California, to his wife, Emeline McDaniel, Gross Point, Cook County, Illinois, dated August 1, 1850. Description of his travels to California and experiences prospecting for gold.
    TextImage     Letter from Alexander McDaniel, Georgetown, California, to his wife, Emeline McDaniel, Gross Point, Cook County, Illinois, dated August 1, 1850. Description of his travels to California and experiences prospecting for ...
  • Letter from Alexander McDaniel to Emeline McDaniel May 25, 1851
    TextImage       Letter from Alexander McDaniel, Georgetown, California, to his wife, Emeline McDaniel, Gross Point, Cook County, Illinois, dated May 25, 1851. McDaniel describes how much money he made mining and his plans for sending it home.
    TextImage     Letter from Alexander McDaniel, Georgetown, California, to his wife, Emeline McDaniel, Gross Point, Cook County, Illinois, dated May 25, 1851. McDaniel describes how much money he made mining and his ...
  • Letter from Alexander McDaniel to Emeline McDaniel October 19, 1851
    TextImage       Letter from Alexander McDaniel, Secret Glen Diggings, California, to his wife, Emeline McDaniel, Gross Point, Cook County, Illinois, dated October 19, 1951. McDaniel outlines his plans to come home and buy a piece of property in Ridgeville, in Evanston, Illinois.
    TextImage     Letter from Alexander McDaniel, Secret Glen Diggings, California, to his wife, Emeline McDaniel, Gross Point, Cook County, Illinois, dated October 19, 1951. McDaniel outlines his plans to come home and ...
  • Letter from George Huntoon, Whiskey Diggins, California, to his brother, dated November 18, 1852.
    Text       George Huntoon writes to his brother about his experiences at Whiskey, Diggins, California, panning for gold....
    Text     George Huntoon writes to his brother about his experiences at Whiskey, Diggins, California, panning for gold....
  • Portrait of James A. Mulligan
    Image       From a copy made by H.J. Steffens Studio at 807 Ridge, Wilmette, 6332...
    Image     From a copy made by H.J. Steffens Studio at 807 Ridge, Wilmette, 6332...
  • Portrait of unidentified woman, possibly Louisa Mitchell
    Image       Portrait believed to be Mrs. Samuel Mitchell (nee Louisa Richards)...
    Image     Portrait believed to be Mrs. Samuel Mitchell (nee Louisa Richards)...
  • Portrait of Samuel Mitchell
    Image       Samuel Mitchell, born Southwold, England on 21 February 1809; died Wilmette, Illinois on 3 July 1889. He lived at 1007 Lake Ave. in Wilmette....
    Image     Samuel Mitchell, born Southwold, England on 21 February 1809; died Wilmette, Illinois on 3 July 1889. He lived at 1007 Lake Ave. in Wilmette....
  • Portrait of Fidelia Burroughs
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  • Unidentified youth
    ImageGenealogical Resource       Possibly Charles Page Mitchell as a child....
    ImageGenealogical Resource     Possibly Charles Page Mitchell as a child....
  • Portrait of Charles Pomeroy Westerfield
    Image       Charles Westerfield wearing muddy boots, derby hat and holding a pipe. Photographs seems to have originally been a group photo.
    Image     Charles Westerfield wearing muddy boots, derby hat and holding a pipe. Photographs seems to have originally been a group photo.
  • Portrait of Charles Pomeroy Westerfield
    Image       In pencil on reverse: "Chas P. Westerfield" Photo by E. L. Brand's Art Gallery
    Image     In pencil on reverse: "Chas P. Westerfield" Photo by E. L. Brand's Art Gallery
  • Portrait of Charles P. and Florence Mitchell
    ImageGenealogical Resource       Florence, wife of H. M. Dibble. Brother and sister 1867, Charles P. Mitchell, Florence Mitchell
    ImageGenealogical Resource     Florence, wife of H. M. Dibble. Brother and sister 1867, Charles P. Mitchell, Florence Mitchell
  • Legal agreement for development of land in Wilmette dated March 2, 1868
    Text       Legal agreement between Henry A. Dingee, Alexander McDaniel, Laura N. Kline and Henry W. Blodgett for development of land in Wilmette dated March 2, 1868...
    Text     Legal agreement between Henry A. Dingee, Alexander McDaniel, Laura N. Kline and Henry W. Blodgett for development of land in Wilmette dated March 2, 1868...
  • Portrait of Florence Mitchell as a child
    ImageGenealogical Resource       Florence Mitchell. Photograph prepared by O.S. Weaver, Fine Art Gallery and Photographic Studio, 108 Lake Street, Chicago, Ill.
    ImageGenealogical Resource     Florence Mitchell. Photograph prepared by O.S. Weaver, Fine Art Gallery and Photographic Studio, 108 Lake Street, Chicago, Ill.
  • Portrait of Mame Westerfield Ward
    Image       In ink on reverse: "Mame Weserfield Ward, daughter of John and Rebecca Westerfield."
    Image     In ink on reverse: "Mame Weserfield Ward, daughter of John and Rebecca Westerfield."
  • Affidavit by Alexander McDaniel, Wilmette, Illinois, July 5, 1871
    TextGenealogical Resource       Statement by Alexander McDaniel concerning the family of Antoine and Archange Ouilmette in Wilmette, Illinois, and the disposition of land reserved for Archange Ouilmette by her heirs.
    TextGenealogical Resource     Statement by Alexander McDaniel concerning the family of Antoine and Archange Ouilmette in Wilmette, Illinois, and the disposition of land reserved for Archange Ouilmette by her heirs.
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