Local History: Early Residents, Settlers (and other important persons)
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See Zachary Taylor.
First President of Westchester, 1926.
Thiele , Christian
Thiele, Henry Jr.
Thiele, Edmund J.
See Thiele Family.
See August Thode.
Thomas, E. W.
E. W. Thomas (with Phares Granger) were the first elected Commissioners of Highways for Proviso Township. Thomas owned land on Section 11.
Tope, John W., Dr.
James Topper was added to Broadview's Police Department in February 1957.
See Torode Family.
Tyson, I. J.
The builder of the 1955 addition to the Lindop School was I. J. Tyson, Inc., of Broadview.
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President of Westchester PTA, 1942-1943.
Uihlein, Edward G.
Edward G. Uihlein.
Ullrich, Alex, Reverend
Reverend Alex Ullrich, the first resident pastor of Saint John's Lutheran Church in La Grange, became as venerable and popular as the church and its bell, serving his congregation for more than 48 years. He came to La Grange a bachelor, but married Alma Selle of Milwaukee in 1903.
See John Unold.
Urban, Otto J. E.
See Otto J E Urban.
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Vincent Vallo was added to Broadview's Police Department in October 1962.
See Early Residents and Settlers--Vial Family.
Van Ottrick, John
John Van Ottrick was president of the Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad at the time the line through "West Lyons" was dedicated.
See Thiele Family.
Volberding, Heinrich Friedrich (Fred) and Heinrich Ludwig (Henry/Louis)
The Friedrich and Heinrich Volbering two brothers and were members of the Evangelical Lutheran Parish of Addison, residents of Franzosenbusch, one of the founders of the Southern School District of the Parish of Addison in 1852.
Individual biographies and fact sheets are available at Heinrich Friedrich Volberding and Heinrich Ludwig Volberding.
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One of three Broadview Deputy Marshalls appointedto serve at the Government Hospital Grounds, located near Roosevelt Road between First Avenue and Ninth Avenue.
Weiss Family Tree
See LDS_Obituaries of Early LaGrange Settlers\Emma Wesemann.
Louis Wesemann moved to the future La Grange Park before the Civil War. His farm was directly north of the Kemman's. His home was at 703 North La Grange Road at the site now occupied by the Fairview Health Care Center. Beside the house the Wesemann farm included a barn, windmill, icehouse and a pond.
The site of Wesemann home (above and to the right) is now occupied by the Fairview Health Care Center. The Village Market sits where the Wesemann barn (picture to the right) once stood. During World War II local residents planted victory garden at that same site.
Photographs from the Images of America -- La Grange and La Grange Park, Illinois, page 13
Wife of Heinrich Dieke, mother of Wilhelmine Catherine Louise Dieke Degener.
(See Degener Family Photos and Degener Family.)
See Lorraine Weick.
See Christoph Wiechmann.
White, C. D.
See C D White.
Frequent contractor to the William Zelosky Company. In the 1920's Charles Wiegel had the contract for the construction of the 88,000 feet of sidewalks in Westchester. His son, Frank Wiegel, was the construction superintendent on the project.
Wengler, Mrs. Al
Mrs. Al Wengler was President and charter member of Broadview's Women's Auxiliary Fire Department in 1953.
Williams, Edgar and Williams, Benezette
Edgar Williams and Benezette Williams and Western Springs Times_Dec 17 1915.
See David Wilmot.
Clarita Wilson attended Saint Domitilla and in 1936 became Sister Mary Carmelia, O.S.M.
Mary Wilson attended Saint Domitilla and in 1930 became Sister Mary Loretta, O.S.M.
First President of Hillside. He served as Hillside Village President for almost twenty years. In 1924 he was succeeded by Edmund J. Thiele.
Author of "History of St. John's Congregation, 1849-1899".
Wonderling, Mrs. Marvin
Mrs. Marvin Wonderling was a charter member of Broadview's Women's Auxiliary Fire Department in 1953.
See Charles Wright.
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Xavier, Frances (Saint Frances Xavier of Cabrini)
Saint Frances Xavier of Cabrini--Mother Cabrini.
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Yackey, Wilfred Anthony
See Wilfred Yackey.
Yndestad, Mrs. Fred
Mrs. Fred Yndestad was a charter member of Broadview's Women's Auxiliary Fire Department in 1953. In 1964 she was elected the Women's Auxiliary President.
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Zehner, Roy E.
In 1927 he became a Westchester Village Trustee.
See Zelosky, William
See Ludwig Zimmerman.
See Paul Zimmerman.
Zuttermeister, Henry C.
See Henry Zuttermeister, LaGrange Citizen, January 1921.
Numerous sources were used in the compilation of these and subordinate entries including but not limited to:
From "Nature's Choicest Spot" ... a Guide to Forest Home and Germany Waldheim Cemeteries prepared by The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest.
Graveyards of Chicago by Matt Hucke and Ursula Bielski -- a book which describes many of the Chicago area cemeteries.
Other specific references are noted within individual entries.
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Last Modified: 12/04/2006