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DeKalb County was established on March 4, 1837 from Kane County. Our County Seat is Sycamore Illinois.

 

Clinton Township Public Library Historical Index

Since 1916 one of the duties of the librarian has been to keep a historical scrapbook of news items of important events which have occurred in the village and township.  This and other historical items have been indexed in the following table.  Press Ctrl-F to locate family names or events. The first column will give you the box, folder and page number information you need to request copies from the library.  To make requests write to the Clinton township Public Library, Archival Project, 110 South Elm Street, Waterman, IL 60556, or email CTPLibrary@mchsi.com.  The library staff  will fill your request as time permits.

   1878-1879 Scrapbooks    
1891-1892 Free Press Scrapbooks    
1892-1894 Scrapbooks 
    1893-1911 Scrapbooks     

 1902-1904 Congdon-Waterman Illinois Yearbooks 
1905-1907 Congdon-Waterman Illinois Yearbooks  
1915-1916 Scrapbooks
1916-1919 Scrapbooks  
 1920-1922 Scrapbooks   

1923-1925 Scrapbooks
1928-1929 Scrapbooks
1929-1931 Scrapbooks
1931-1935 Scrapbooks
1935-1938 Scrapbooks
1938-1943 Scrapbooks
1943-Current Scrapbooks
Miscellaneous Records
 

008 011 000 Advertisments, Hairport, Superior Diesel, Robert Gord & Associates from newspaper
008 012 000 National 4 H Week, October 1995; Aces 4 H Club, Alison Huff, Tracey Erlenbach, Sarah Nielsen at Clinton Township Library.
008 013 000 Clinton Township Library building in 1994, before road widening.
008 014 000 July 1994 Ordinance for the levy and assessment of taxes, Clinton Township as published in the Country Courier.
008 015 000 Newspaper clipping - 1993 articles from DeKalb Daily Chronicle; Honey Hill Orchard, Bock's Bee, Apples, Apple orchid, cider
008 016 000 Newspaper clipping - Indian Creek High School graduation photos 1994 - 1995, 1996 - 1997; Indian Creek Middle School graduation photos 1994, 1996
008 017 000 Miscellaneous envelopes with stamps - Waterman State Bank with NATO stamp; Victory stamps.
008 018 000 Copy of Clinton Township Supervisor ledger book including beginning of Library 1915  - 1934; library fund.
008 020 000  1948 Portion of Resolution / Petition to establish County Weed Control Department signed by people with Waterman addresses.  Names include - Schrader, Woods, Austin, Rompf, McAllister, Schweitzer, Leifheit, Johnson, Ederer, Tate, Roberts, Boekenhauer, Caroll, Dixon, Olson, Knudtson, Wetz, Waldee, Baie, Smiley, Spears, Carr, Fields, Bend, Boyle, Hartman, Pritchard, Clarke, Kune, Macdougall, Reingardt, Keene.  Original at Joiner History Room, from County Commissioners records.
009 000 000  Newspaper Box - OVERSIZED on bottom shelf - 1966 Shabbona Senior Class; 1952 DeKalb Daily Chronicle County Basketball teams 1951 - 1951 supplement; 1934 DeKalb Daily Chronicle September 10 DeKalb County Centennial history, advertising and business; 1956 June 8 DeKalb city centennial history of city, business and advertising, sports teams; 1977 July 5 Waterman Centennial issue; 1963 President John F. Kennedy Assissination DeKalb Daily Chroncile November 22 - 26th.; 1963 Chicago Daily News of JFK Assissination; 1978 March 3 Chicago Daily News last edition; 1970 January 31, DeKalb Daily Chroncile partical; Aurora Beacon - News September 19, 1971 125th anniversary of paper; Spotlight 2003 a look at DeKalb County by the DeKalb Daily Chronicle, great history; 1929 Atlas of DeKalb County, original. 
010 000 000  Newspaper Box -  OVERSIZED on bottom shelf - Original copies of Plat Book of DeKalb County, 1892, 1871 and 1929; Master Plan State Wide Construction Lake Construction Program from Department of Conservation including Shabbona Lake.
011 000 000  Newspaper Box -  OVERSIZED on bottom shelf - Framed first check sent to the township from the Carnegie Founation in 1913 also copy of newspaper article; Waterman Press - Shabbona News newspapers from November 1, 1962 - July 1965, not indexed
012 000 000 OVERSIZED on bottom shelf -  Original blueprints circa 1916 of new Carnegie Library building plus one copy; Specifications of materials used for library circa 1916, labor & materials to erect building by G. W. Cishby, architect, Chicago, original and copy; Birth certificate of Sabra jacobs Ensminger, mother of Lucy Hipple,daughter of Heinrich Jacobs and Christina Wolfin, great grandmother of Arlene Woods Hipple, 1825; 2005 calendar by Resource Bank on One Room Schools in DeKalb County; The Sycamore True Republican Souvenir edition 1897 and Sycamore Prospectus 1906, great history; John Milton magazine published in braille, non sectarian religious monthly, 1964; Copies of The Ladies Home Journal 1914 short stories written by Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd. 1931 The Country Gentleman magazine. 1941 Centennial issue of The Prairie Farmer. 
013 000 000 OVERSIZED on bottom shelf -  - October 8, 1948 edition of Northern Illinois State Teachers College 50th Anniversary homecoming; Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War, 1894 (very fragile); February 22, 1951 DeKalb County Express (Shabbona) 75th anniversary edition three copies; The Miniature World's Fair News September 20, 1894 (Waterman); A Celebration of DeKalb County First 150 Years 1837 - 1987; The Waterman News January 21, 1926 - September 24, 1926 - April 22, 1927 contributed by Frank Johnson; Waterman News February 6, 1941; Waterman Enquirer June 8, 15 December 21, 18, 1972 January 4, 11, 1973 - March 7, 1968 - October 5, 1967 and June 1, 1967 Death of Thomas H. Roberts Sr.; Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776; November 22, 1958 Chicago Daily Tribune with article n Howard Kauffman turkey farm; February 1916 Prairie FArmer magazine.  All great history of area!
014 000 000 Reprint of 1871 Plat Book of DeKalb County
015 000 000 Reprint of 1892 Plat Book of DeKalb County
016 000 000  Reprint - Combined Atlases of DeKalb County 1871, 1892, 1905, 1929 (Plat)
017 000 000  Reprint 1981 The DeKalb Chroncile Souvenir Edition 1899 - 1900  DeKalb County history
018 001 000 "A Listing of the One Thousand Eight Hundred Twenty Graduates of Waterman High School 1889 - 1989 - needs to be indexed
018 002 000 Copy of 1892 Plat of Clinton Township; copy of 1955 Waterman plat.  Original at Joiner History Room
018 003 000 1952 DeKalb County Plat Book - great advertising, area business
018 004 000 Circa 1955 DeKalb County Plat Book and Farmer's Directory - great advertising, area business
018 005 000 1940 DeKalb County Plat Book - great advertising, area business
018 006 000 Booklets - Library Laws of Illinois in force, July 1941; Statistics of the Libraries of Illinois 1944
018 007 0000 Annual Reports of the Clinton Township Library, March 1927 - 1939; Book account, books purchsed, circulation, financial information, salaries, Library Board, Miscellaneous bills and receipts, Roy Mitchell, Schultz Pharmacy.
018 008 000 Check book for Treasurer of Clinton Township Library 1962 - 1963
018 009 000 Bank statement for Clinton Township Library, cancelled checks, deposit slips, taxes, 1961 - 1963
018 010 000 Bills paid by Clinton Township Library 1962 - 1963
018 011 000 Correspondence with Harriet Brainerd and Ross Millet, Statec's Attorney concerning vacancy in the Board of Directors, 1944
018 012 000 Correspondence to Carnegie Corporation, 1928 concerning state highway to be built on present location of the library; 1943 bill from Andrew Svihus, Shabbona; handwritten bill from Bob Bronson for fixing steps knocked down by a car on August 23rd.
018 013 000 Clinton Township Library letterhead with photo of building
018 014 000 1947 Resignation letter from Ida Woods, librarian; 1941 certificate of trustee for Carrie Fuller; one cent defense stamp.
018 015 000 1938 - 1955 Clinton Township Library bills, receipts, book orders, correspondence; business include - Schultz Pharmacy, Larsen Brothers, J. A. Nash Company, Swanson's Electric, Iverson Brothers, Roy Mitchell.
018 016 000 History of DeKalb Woman's Club 1896 - 1976
018 017 000 Log - U. S. S. Illinois by Paul Eakle; Eakle family travels with the float U. S. S. Illinois 1934 - 1950; Post 654, American Legion; Two postcards of float.
018 018 000 Unknown photo from frame donated by Domestic Science Club.
018 019 000 Photos - Decoration Day parade in Waterman circa 1920 including Ned Agnew, Mark Simpson, C. R. Williams, Edwin Carlson; Babcock's Store circa 1924 including Will DeAtley, Frank Patter, Tom Hayes, Otto Babcock, Harriet Stryker Parker
018 020 000 Postcards of Bellevue Place Sanatoruim (East Side Hospital); Railroad Park and business district; Methodist Church.
018 021 000 Old Town Basketball team 1911 - 1912; names include Tyrell, Harmon Wharton, Mark Simpson, Brice Ferguson, John ?, Adali Schultz, Al Schultz.
018 022 000 Duplicate photo of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Wiltberger
018 023 000 Record of books borrowed 1924 - 1925; statistics by adult and juvenile by day.
018 024 000 Bookmarker from World War II - Freedom to Read What We Choose is ONE Reason Why We Are All Fighting.
018 025 000 Centennial Waterman Presbyterian Church, 1864 - 1964; church history.
018 026 000 2007 Photos of Veterans Memorial at Lyons park, cannon, homes along Elm Street - Babcock home, homes along Cedar - Roberts mother-in-law; Greeley memorial to founders in Greeley park.
019 001 000 1951 - 1952 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, salaries, bank statements; including Roy Mitchell - furnance.
019 002 000 1950 - 1951 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, salaries, bank statements, taxes.
019 003 000 1949 - 1950 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, salaries, bank statements; including Mrs. Merton Garbelman - janitor 
019 004 000 1948 - 1949 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, salaries, bank statements, taxes. 
019 005 000 1947 - 1948 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, salaries, bank statements, taxes; including J. P. Finn, heating Contractor - Albert Gordon, Janitor; furnance installation. 
019 006 000 1946 - 1947 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, salaries, bank statements; including J. A. Nash Company. 
019 007 000 1945 - 1946 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, salaries, bank statements; including L. G. Fuller, Janitor; Larsen Brothers Company for coal.
019 008 000 1944 - 1945 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, salaries, bank statements; including Harry Souder and L. G. Fuller - jantiors. 
019 009 000 1943 - 1944 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, salaries, bank statements; including Ida Woods, Librarian; Pogue Lumber Company, step repair.
019 010 000 1942 - 1943 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, salaries, bank statements.
019 011 000 1941 - 1942 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, salaries, bank statements.
020 001 000 1933 and 1935 Clinton Township Library Membership card, library card for Beatrice Broughton and Mabel Wayne
020 002 000 "Sugar Grove and the Class of 1886, Being a Chapter from the Story of My Life by George Edward Congdon", 1911, reflections of college days.
020 003 000 "Save Time Use Route 71" 71 The Direct Route - Aurora - Dixon; history on Lee, Shabbona, Waterman, Hinckley, Big Rock, West Brooklyn, Compton; great advertisment, history and area business, no date.
020 004 000 1940 - 1941 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, salaries, bank statements; including three librarians, Margaret Schrader, Joyce Greeley, Sarah Clinton.
020 005 000 1939 - 1940 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, salaries, bank statements. 
020 006 000 1938 - 1939 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, salaries, bank statements, checks; including care of trees.
020 007 000 1937 - 1938 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, salaries, bank statements, checks.
020 008 000 1936 - 1937 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, checks, utility bills. 
020 009 000 1935 - 1936 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, salaries, bank statements; including report of condition of Waterman State Bank.
020 010 000 1934 - 1935 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, salaries, bank statements; including utility bills, coal bills, report of condition of Waterman State Bank; new furnance.
020 011 000 1933 - 1934 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, salaries, bank statements.
020 012 000 1954 - 1955 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, salaries, bank statements; including Mrs. Merton Garbelman; Joyce Greeley, librarian; Corey & Evans for freight.
020 013 000 1953 - 1954 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, salaries, bank statements; including Maple Brothers for mowing lawn.
020 014 000 1952 - 1953 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, salaries, bank statements; including Illinois State Penitentiary for book repair.
020 015 000 1955 - 1956 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, salaries, bank statements.
021 001 000 1956 - 1957 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, salaries, bank statements; including Harding Signs.
021 002 000 1958 - 1959 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, salaries, bank statements; including Merle Johnson, construction, Bud's Clothing Store, Mitchell's.
021 003 000 1954 - 1955 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, books purchased; including Mitchell's Electric, Spencer's Greenhouse, Ray Iverson, Corey & Evans. 
021 004 000 1955 - 1956 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, salaries, bank statements, book lists, liability insurance; including J. A. Nash, Hinckley Review, Floyd Johnson, Robinson's Drug Store, Pogue Lumber, Sandwich Free Press, Maple Standard Station. 
021 005 000 1957 - 1958 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, salaries, bank statements; including Corey & Evans, Max Clark, Hinckley.
021 006 000 1958 - 1959 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, salaries, bank statements; including Bill Whitford Insurance.
021 007 000 1959 - 1960 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, salaries, bank statements; including K. E Cunz - tuck pointing library. 
021 008 000 1960 - 1961 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, salaries, bank statements, taxes; including Jim Strausberger - lawn mowing, Waterman State Bank letterhead.
021 009 000 1961 - 1962 Clinton Township Library financial statements, bills, salaries, bank statements.
022 001 000 Clara Greeley scrapbook - 1915 certificate of promotion; Clara Greeley to first grade department of the Methodist Episcopal Sunday School.
022 002 000 Clara Greeley scrapbook - 1926 Waterman Elementary School program, November 24.
022 003 000 Clara Greeley scrapbook - 1929 Cornell College Woman's Glee Club program.
022 004 000 Clara Greeley scrapbook - 1931 Newspaper articles Lola Elleby and Joseph Byerhoff wedding.
022 005 000 Clara Greeley scrapbook - 1932 copy of "The Northern Illinois" Journal of the Northern Illinois State Teachers College; including first N.I. band to wear the colors; enrollment.
022 006 000 Clara Greeley scrapbook - 1933 including Methodist Ladie's Aid program; Junior Class of Waterman High School play, Centennial Church and Dedication Services program.
022 007 000 Clara Greeley scrapbook - 1934 Northern Illinois State Teacher College play programs; organ dedication service - Somonauk United Presbyterian church; Waterman High School programs.
022 008 000 Clara Greeley scrapbook - 1935 Waterman High School playbill; Northern Illinois State Teachers College Baccalaureate program, commencement and plays; WLS Barn Dance at Waterman High Gymnasuim; Easter Church services. 
022 009 000 Clara Greeley scrapbook - 1936 Easter service program; Morris Sach's Amateur Radio show; First Baptist church program; DeKalb Symphony Orchestra program; letter from Arthur MacMurry of WLS.
022 010 000 Clara Greeley scrapbook -  1937 Miscellaneous programs; Mackinac Island, Michigan vacation; Avis Greeley and Robert Quigley wedding. 
022 011 000 Clara Greeley scrapbook - ; State of Illinois Limited State Elementary School Teaching Certificate for Clara Greeley; Emergency certificate rarely issued; April 1937.
022 012 000 Clara Greeley scrapbook - Cornell Colllege bulletin, Alumni Number, March 10, 1937 - October 1, 1938.
022 013 000 Clara Greeley scrapbook - 1938 and 1939 Clara Greeley teacher's certificates.
022 014 000 Clara Greeley scrapbook - 1938 Vacation items, programs - United Presbyterian church, Ralph Gritzbaugh candidate for County Superintendent of Schools; Waterman High School programs; Easter service program; Tonette brochure; Myrtis Baie and Donald McAllister wedding; Frank Thorpe obituary. 
022 015 000 Clara Greeley scrapbook - 1939 American Legion party hat.
022 016 000 Clara Greeley scrapbook - 1939 Waterman High School play programs; Shabbona Senoir Class play; Somonauk Little Ten Music Festival program; Elizabeth Sue Low obituary.
022 017 000 Clara Greeley scrapbook - 1940 Dr. Paul Greeley obituary card; programs from United Presbyterian church and Waterman High School; vacation items from "out east" to New York and Boston; postcards, Ruth Graham and Everett Teal wedding.
022 018 000 Clara Greeley scrapbook - 1941 Waterman High School Music Festival program, band newspaper article; Franks Community Chorus Concert; programs; photo of Clara at piano.
022 019 000 Clara Greeley scrapbook - 1942 Sara Jane Gordon and Forest Thurow marriage; Waterman Music Festival program.
022 020 000 Clara Greeley scrapbook - 1943 DeKalb Daily Chronicle photos of snow storm January 23. 
022 021 000 Clara Greeley scrapbook - Miscellaneous items, no date; napkins, play programs.
022 022 000 Clara Greeley scrapbook - Miscellaneous letters received by Clara 1934 - 1941; including commemcement exercises 1935 - Waterman High School; 1936 wedding Wanda Lond and Edward Crabtree; Thank you notes. 
022 023 000 Clara Greeley scrapbook - 1939 letter from the John Stark Chapter of the D.A.R.; Laura Tindall, Secretary.
022 024 000 Clara Greeley scrapbook - Northern Illinois State Teachers College 1937 report cards, grades for Clara.
022 025 000 Clara Greeley scrapbook - 1935 correspondence with the clerk of the probate court, Kane County; Last will and testament of Rose Marion.
023 001 000 Cornsilk Quarterly newsletter of the Genealogical Society of DeKalb County, Spring 1982 - Fall 2002; Genealogical holdings of the Wheaton Public Library, 1985; Kishwaukee College library local history and genealogy bibliography 1984 and 1980; Teaching Genealogy 1988 by Arlene Eakle; Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly, Summer 1990; List of publications on Virginia genealogy.
024 001 000 Five small boxes of rubber type stamps for pencil daters from Gaylord Brothers. 
024 002 000  1936 Echoes Memoris of the Senior Class of Waterman High School; names include Arden Baie, Wilda Bennett, Marjorie Blackman, Willard Burmester, Clarence Colton, Jack Faxon, Barbara Ferguson, Helen Hardy, Orla Holbo, Ivan Jennings, Kenneth Kirkpatrick, Agatha Kirkpatrick, Lester Kitner, Lillian Kohler, Betty Low, Stanley Low, Josephine Mack, Barbara McMenamin, Evelyn Murray, Gailla Sawyer, Jean Sawyer, Helen Schultz, William Watson, Dorothy Wielert, Vera Wielert, Edith Williams, William Rolf.
024 003 000 1938 "The Aquavir" Waterman Community High School yearbook.
024 004 000 1940 "The Water Log" Waterman High School yearbook.
024 005 000 1950 "The Water Log" Waterman High School yearbook.
024 006 000 1951 "The Water Log" Waterman High School yearbook.
024 007 000 1952 "The Water Log" Waterman High School yearbook.
024 008 000 1954 "The Water Log" Waterman High School yearbook.
024 009 000 1955 "The Water Log" Waterman High School yearbook.
024 010 000 1956 "The Water Log" Waterman High School yearbook.
024 011 000 1956 "The Water Log" Waterman High School yearbook.
025 001 000 1957 "The Water Log" Waterman High School yearbook.
025 002 000 1958 "The Water Log" Waterman High School yearbook.
025 003 000 1958 "The Water Log" Waterman High School yearbook.
025 004 000 1970 "The Water Log" Waterman High School yearbook.
025 005 000 1991 "The Carnegie Library in Illinois" featuring Clinton Township and Sycamore.
025 006 000 1913 Ledger from the Waterman Reading Room.
025 007 000 Recollectins 1837 - 1910 by Charles W. Marsh  Great History
026 001 000 Wigwams to Moon Footprints by Sara Buerer Mendez, authgraphed copy, 1971.
026 002 000 Past and Present of DeKalb County, Illinois by Lewis M. Gross, Volume I, 1907.  Two copies.
026 003 000 Past and Present of DeKalb County, Illinois by Lewis M. Gross, Volume II, 1907.  
026 004 000 The Somonauk Book, History of Somonauk United Presbyterian Church, 1928
027 001 000 DeKalb County Magazine - December 15 - January, 1990 including Women Behind the Development of Barbed Ware.
027 002 000 DeKalb County Magazine - January 15 - February 15, 1990 including Red Johnson and Fritz Vandre.
027 003 000 DeKalb County Magazine - February 15 - March 15, 1990 including health care in the 90's.
027 004 000 DeKalb County Magazine - April 15 - May 15, 1990 
027 005 000 DeKalb County Magazine - May 15 - June 15, 1990 including Shabbona history and CJ Brown.
027 006 000 DeKalb County Magazine - June 15 - July 15, 1990 including Opportunity House.
027 007 000 DeKalb County Year Book, 1981
027 008 000 DeKalb County Year Book, 1982
027 009 000 DeKalb County Year Book, 1983
027 010 000 DeKalb County Year Book, 1984
027 011 000 DeKalb County Year Book, 1985
027 012 000 DeKalb County Year Book, 1987, three copies
027 013 000 History of Wm. F. Wiltberger Co, 1906 - 1976
027 014 000 Waterman Welcomes You, Waterman Business Men's Association, village and township government, business, membership list, 1987.
027 015 000 DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1976 Bicentennial history.
027 016 000 Gurler Heritage Association, 1980, Gurler Chronicle No. 2, Taming the Wild Prairie, Northern Illinois 1830 - 1900, history. 
027 017 000 Gurler Heritage Association, 1980, Gurler Chronicle No. 3, Music of a Young Illinois 1830 - 1900.  History
027 018 000 Gurler Heritage Association, 1981, Gurler Chronicle No, 5, Health on the Prairie, 1830 - 1900.  History.
027 019 000 Gurler Heritage Association, 1982, Gurler Chronicle Association, No. 6, Meat and Potatoes and Apple Pandowdy 1835 - 1900.  History.
027 020 000 Gurler Heritage Association, 1982, Gurler Chronicle Association, No. 7, Law on the Prairie 1830 - 1900. History.
027 021 000 Gurler Heritage Association, 1983, Gurler Chronicle Association No. 8, Farmer, Wire Worker, Capitalist 1830 - 1900.  History.
027 022 000 Gurler Heritage Association, 1983, Gurler Chronicle Association No. 10, The Gospel Comes to the Prairie. History.
027 023 000 Gurler Heritage Association, 1983, Gurler Chronicle Association No. 11, Schools, Libraries, Chautauqua. History.
027 024 000 1891 - 1892 Penmansip contest, rules wigned by G. E. Congden.
027 025 000 Postcard of Plano, Illinois library building.
027 026 000 1902 copy of petition praying for an election for the removal of the county courthouse (court house) from Sycamore to DeKalb; partial list of Clinton Township signatures; 1902 petition protest to certain signatures (some people signed twice.)
027 027 000 Clinton Township cemetery records, 2003 plat and burials by name by Craig Rice, Sexton
028 001 000 Family Line Publications, Genealogical Source Books for Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington D. C. , 1989
028 002 000 From One Generation to Another, by Ruth Graham Teal, 1989, Graham and McCleery family history
028 003 000 Woods family genealogy,1745 - 2000, also including Lamb, Darnell, Weeden, Cobb, Roberts, Babcock.  By Lois Postel.
028 004 000 Schrader family of DeKalb County, Illinois, also Cooper, Price, Stryker by Barry Schrader, 1989.  Family genealogy
028 005 000 Waterman Centennial Association presents Sons and Daughters, A Pageant, July 2 - 3 , 1977.  written and directed by Mavis Eakle Williams; Waterman history; Five copies of booklet (One donated by the Swift family).
028 006 000 Waterman Centennial Celebration, July 1 - 4 , 1977 brochure; Activities, Parade route, attractions.
028 007 000 U. S. Census 1840 for DeKalb County, Illinois
028 008 000 U. S. Census 1850 for Clinton Township, DeKalb County, Illinois
028 009 000 U. S. Census 1860 for Clinton Township, DeKalb County, Illinois
028 010 000 U. S. Census 1870 for Clinton Township, DeKalb County, Illinois
028 011 000 U. S. Census 1880 for Clinton Township, DeKalb County, Illinois
028 012 000 Family genealogy - Pritchard, Boekenhauer, Abby, Gates, French.
028 013 000 Greene family genealogy, Greentown, Johnson Grove Cemetery, Old English church west of Shabbona, Local people in the Civil War.
028 014 000 Clinton Township Cemetery records, 2003, by lot number and by name
028 015 000 Brochures - Clinton Township Public Library, Our Memorial Clock, information on three clocks located at the library.
028 016 000 Brochures - Rededication of the Town Clock; A Tribute to Warren Wiltberger, October 1992, history of township, village and clock.
029 001 000 Index of Waterman Illinois Chronology by George E. Congdon; indexed by George Mighell Wakefield, River Forest, IL  1940. Waterman Yearbook
029 002 000 Chronology for Waterman Yearbooks for 1897 to 1907 inclusive by George E. Congdon.
029 003 000 The Congdon family outlined by George Mighell Wakefield, River Forest, IL 1939, Genealogy.
029 004 000 The Ensminger family outlined by George Mighell Wakefield, River Forest, IL 1939, Genealogy.
029 005 000 The Hipple family outlined by George Mighell Wakefield, River Forest, IL 1940, Genealogy.
029 006 000 The Kauffman family outlined by George Mighell Wakefield, River Forest, IL 1940, Genealogy.
029 007 000 The Greeley family outlined by George Mighell Wakefield, River Forest, IL 1939, Genealogy.
029 008 000 The Wiltberger family outlined by George Mighell Wakefield, River Forest, IL 1939, Genealogy.
029 009 000 The Fowler family outlined by George Mighell Wakefield, River Forest, IL 1939, Genealogy.
029 010 000 The Wakefield family outlined by George Mighell Wakefield, River Forest, IL 1939, Genealogy.
029 011 000 The Mighell family outlined by George Mighell Wakefield, River Forest, IL 1939, Genealogy.
029 012 000 The Fuller family outlined by George Mighell Wakefield, River Forest, IL 1939, Genealogy.
029 013 000 Thomas Boon, Immigrant, died 1723, Isle of Wight County, Virginia and 1,000 of his descendants, compiled by Rupert Farnham Thompson, 1981
029 014 000 1900 Census of Clinton Township, DeKalb County, Illinois
029 015 000 1880 Census of Clinton Township, DeKalb County, Illinois
030 001 000 Scrapbook from the Waterman News- fragile original not to be used - copies are in Box 008 004.  1916 - 1919.
030 002 000 Scrapbook from the Waterman News- fragile original not to be used - copies are in Box 008 007.  1923 - 1925.
031 001 000 Scrapbook from Waterman - fragile original not to be used  - copies are in Box 008 F6.      1920 - 1922.
031 002 000 Scrapbook Cribben & Sexton Company on cover - 1915 - 1916 - fragile original not to be used - copies are in Box 008 009.
031 003 000 Red Scrapbook of George Congdon 1892 - 1894 - fragile original not to be used - copies are in Box 008 005.
031 004 000 Blue/green scrapbook of George Congdon 1893 - 1911 - fragile original not to be used - copies are in Box 008 002.
032 001 000 Congdon scrapbook 1893 - 1911 - fragile original not to be used - copies are in Box 008 001.
032 002 000 George Greeley scrapbook, 1879 - fragile original not to be used - copies are in Box 008 003.
032 003 000 Wigwams to Moon Footprints by Sara Buerer Mendez, authgraphed copy, 1971. Note in book "Sara Mendez gave this, her book, to Clinton Township Library to keep for one hundred years.  Two copies. Excellent history.
032 004 000 From Oxen to Jets, A History of DeKalb County, Illinois 1835 - 1963. Edited by Harriet Wilson Davy.  Excellent DeKalb County history.
032 005 000 The Hybrid - Corn Maker, Prophets of Plenty by Richard Crabb, 1947.  Chapter Fourteen, page 210, The Story of DeKalb.  The story of DeKalb seed corn.
033 000 000  Past and Present of DeKalb County, Illinois by Prof. Lewis M. Gross, volume One and Two, 1907.
034 000 000  Portrait & Biographical Album of DeKalb County, 1885 - township histories  contains full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, portraits and biographies of all Governors of Illinois and Presidents of the United States, and a history of the county from its earliest settlement to the present time(1885); Honor Roll of DeKalb County, 1919, pictorial record of the gallant and courageous men from DeKalb County who served in the Great War 1917 - 1918 - 1919.
035 001 000 History of DeKalb County, Illinois by Henry L. Boies, 1868.  Excellent history of county and townships.  Reproduction by DeKalb County Historical Society.
035 002 000 Wigwams to Moon Footprints by Sara Buerer Mendez, 1971.  Autographed copy.  Excellent Waterman pioneer history.
035 003 000 Waterman Centennial Album, 1977 (Green book), excellent photos of Waterman history. Two copies, one donated by the Swift family(with hand written notes).
035 004 000 From Oxen to Jets, A History of DeKalb County, Illinois 1835 - 1963. Edited by Harriet Wilson Davy.  Excellent DeKalb County history.
036 000 000  DeKalb County Illinois Families Outlined by George Mighell Wakefield, 1938.  Volume 1.  Family genealogy of Clinton, Afton, DeKalb, Milan, Paw Paw, Victor, Squaw Grove, Somonauk and Shabbona township.  Index of names in front of book including Abby, Allen, Ames, Armstrong, Baie, Biglow, Boekenhauer, Bowers, Bradbury, Brown, Campbell, Carson, Challand, Colton, Congdon, Crowell, Davenport, Dean, Dixon, Dougall, Downey, Durham, Elmer, Emery, Ferguson, Flanders, Fowler, Fraser, Fulle, Fuller, Fulton, Gilchrist, Gilmore, Graham, Greeley, Greene, Greenwood.
036 000 000  DeKalb County Illinois Families Outlined by George Mighell Wakefield, 1938.  Volume 1.  Family genealogy of Clinton, Afton, DeKalb, Milan, Paw Paw, Victor, Squaw Grove, Somonauk and Shabbona township.  Index of names in front of book including Hall, Hay, Henderson, Hinds, Hipple, Holbrook, Howison, Humphrey, Irving, Johnson, Kauffman, Keene, Kirkpatrick, Lamb, Leifheit, Little, Low, Lynch, McAllister, McCleery, McDairmid, McEchron, Macklin, Marsh, Marshall, Matlack, Matterson, Mercer, Merritt, Mighell, Miller, Moore, Morrill, Morrison, Morse.
036 000 000  DeKalb County Illinois Families Outlined by George Mighell Wakefield, 1938.  Volume 1.  Family genealogy of Clinton, Afton, DeKalb, Milan, Paw Paw, Victor, Squaw Grove, Somonauk and Shabbona township.  Index of names in front of book including O'Conner, Olmstead, Orr, Perry, Pearl, Phillips, Porter, Potter, Prescott, Pritchard, Randles, Richardson, Roberts, Root, Rose, Rowley, Schrader, Samson, Schermerhorn, Shepardson, Simpson, Smith, Spencer, Stewart, Stram, Stryker, Swift, Stevens, Terry, Telford, Thompson, Tompkins,  Thorpe, Wakefield, Walker, White, Whitford, Wilcox, Wiltberger, Wilton, Wiltse, Wood, Woods, Yearnshow, York.
036 000 000  DeKalb County Illinois Families Outlined by George Mighell Wakefield, 1938.  Volume 1.  Family genealogy of Clinton, Afton, DeKalb, Milan, Paw Paw, Victor, Squaw Grove, Somonauk and Shabbona township.  Index of names in front of book including Broughton, Campbell, Challand, Dean. Potter, Root, Henderson, Fowler, Harper, Carson, Downey, Gibbons, Greene, Overton, French, Lane, Beveridge, Disbrow, Dobbin, Rochford, Stram, Overton, McClellan, Todd, Patten.
037 000 000  DeKalb County Illinois Families Outlined by George Mighell Wakefield, 1941.  Volume 2.  Family genealogy.   Index of names in front of book including alford, Anderson, Andrews, Bailey, Baldry, Baramore, Baxter, Beebe, Billings, Boston, Bowers, Bowker, Boyland, Brown, Breeding, Burmester, Carns, Clark, Cleaver, Challand, Colton, Congdon, Coy, Cross, Curtis, Daley, Darling, Dean, Deming, Dixon, Duffy, Edwards, Ensminger, Esperson, Farley, Fay, Field, Forrer, Fraser, Fuller, Giles, Graves, Greeley, Griffith, Gunderson, Hall, Hardy, Hart, Harter, Hays, Heeg, Hill, Hinds, Hipple.
037 000 000  DeKalb County Illinois Families Outlined by George Mighell Wakefield, 1941.  Volume 2.  Family genealogy.   Index of names in front of book including Hoagland, Hoensheildt, Horton, Howison, Huen, Hutter, Ilseman, Irwin, Johnson, Kauffman, Keene, Kirkpatrick, Kopp, Linahon, Low, McCasky, McCormick, McNish, Matteson, Minnich, Mitchell, Mosher, Normandin, Orr, Owen, Packard, Parsons, Perry, Peterson, Potter, Quilhot, Reid, Reingardt, Roynolds, Roberts, Robinson, Srabaugh, Sawyer, Schultz, Scofield, Scott, Spencer, Starry, Suydan, Sweet, Swift, Tallman, Taylor, Telford, Terry, Tuttle, Watson, Wheeler, White, Whitford, Wiltberger, Wirtz.
038 000 000  The Mighell Kindred of America, compiled by George Mighell Wakefield, 1935.  Family genealogy.
039 000 000 The Wakefield Kendred of America, compiled by George Mighell Wakefield, 1936.  Family genealogy.
040 000 000  Scrapbook, January 1926 - December 1927 - fragile original not to be used - copies are in Box 008 006.
041 000 000  Scrapbook, January 1928 - November 1929. - VERY fragile orginal not to be used - copies are in Box 008 010.
042 000 000  Scrapbook, December 1929 - October 1931. - VERY fragile. Use GLOVES!.  Photos scanned in Box 072 028.  Do Not Use Original, copies are in Box 008 019.
072 001 000 Subject file on business and main street
072 002 000 Subject file on Homes in Waterman
072 007 000 Subject file on Waterman Sports.
072 009 000 College paper on "The Littlest Carnegie: A History of the Clinton Township Public Library, Waterman, Illinois" by Joan Metzger
072 012 000 Subject file on Waterman Hospitals.
072 013 000 Subject file on Waterman Parks.
072 014 000 Subject file on Waterman Airports.
072 015 000 Subject file on Waterman Roads.
072 016 000 Subject file on Waterman Churchs.
072 017 000 Subject file on Miscellaneous - War Savings Stamps; Memorial Trees; Kindergarten; Land value; Post Office; Town Hall; Telephone.
072 018 000 Subject file on Waterman Schools.
072 019 000 Subject file on Women's Rights.
072 020 000 Subject file on Waterman Power and Lights.
072 021 000 Subject file on Waterman Banks.
072 022 000 Subject file on Waterman Railroad.
072 023 000 Subject file on Waterman area history.
072 024 000 Subject file on Clinton Township Library in Waterman.
072 025 000 Subject file on Waterman Fire Department and Police.
072 026 000 Subject file on Waterman Wiltberger Clock.
072 027 000 Subject file on area advertisment.
072 028 000 Scanned photos from scrapbook December 1929 - October 1931 #042 including A. J. Mercer, Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Baldwin, 1930 Track team and basketball, oldest home Eber Greeley, A. S. Gilchrist home, inside Methodist Church, High School fire, moving house, threshing on Greeley farm, paving main street, bridge, downtown Waterman, parade; 1953 and 1963 aerials of Waterman; Thorpe farm.
072 029 000 Subject file on Cemetery.
072 030 000 Subject file on the Eakle family and the U. S. S. Illinois float.
072 031 000 Subject file on the Kauffman family.
072 032 000 Subject file of Hemp Mill and World War II
072 033 000 Subject file on Afton Township - McGirr, Newton, Carlton, Dustin, Hayden - From Joiner History Room
075 000 000 Scrapbook 1944 - 1971 done by Hazel Lange Fuller
076 000 000 Scrapbook 1956 - 1958 done by Hazel Lange Fuller
077 000 000 Scrapbook 1972  done by Hazel Lange Fuller
0772 003 000 Subject file on uses of the Clinton Township Public Library basement
078 000 000 Scrapbook 1950 - 1956 done by Hazel Lange Fuller
079 000 000  List of Indexes - DeKalb Chronicle Illustrated Souvenir Edition, 1899 - 1900 index of surnames; Past and Present of DeKalb County; Portrait and Biographical Album of DeKalb County; Wakfield indexing of Congdon Waterman Year Books found in Box 29.
080 001 000 1941 Waterman Post 654 Legion parade float of Eakle family
080 002 000 1958 Kauffman Turkey King
080 003 000 Auxiliary members honored; Winnie Thorpe, Sophie Babcock, Addie Babcock, Ella Whitford, Rebecca Kitner.
080 004 000 November 1966 Waterman Man Dies in Accident -Francis E. Maple
080 005 000 1966 World Renowned Business in New Facility - DeKalb Agricultural Association, some history.
080 006 000 1966 World Renowned Business in New Facility - DeKalb Agricultural Association, some history.
080 007 000 House Hosts Old Timers at the Harley Radtke house. Names include Post, Wakefield, Hardy, Fuller, Allen, Kirkpatrick, Andrews, Ames, Carson, Files, Satterlee, Lambing, Matteson, Graeser, Tallman, Darling, Wiltberger.
080 008 000 Last Epworth League social gathering held a the Methodist Church before it was moved. Names include Gale, Blackman, Babcock, Lamb, Swift, Whitford, Richmond, Mowers, Gordon, Mercer, Roberts, Kitner, Johnson, Darling, Schultz, Green, Thompson, Kirkpatrick, Walker, Graham, Taylor, Ferguson, Schultz, Hipple, Baker, Allen, Robinson.
080 009 000 1929 - 1930 Waterman Basketball team - names include Eveland, Keene, Swanson, Thompson, Reingardt. Sports
080 010 000 Mae Whitford house being moved.
080 011 000 William and Rose (Greeley) Marion in front of her parents new home, Hiram Greeley on East Cleveland St. in early 1900's.
080 012 000 Hamilton house being moved.
080 013 000 Waterman High School after fire in 1928 and before in 1925.
080 014 000 William Regingardt, at railroad (train) crossing on South Elm.
080 015 000 1930 Waterman Boosters in front of Red and White store. Business
080 016 000 1930 removal of trees along the new Route 30; 1929 - 1930 Waterman Basketball team - names include Eveland, Keene, Swanson, Thompson, Reingardt.
080 017 000 1930 Waterman High School Track Team - names include Eveland, Keene, Thompson, Miller, McAllister, Swanson, Kirkpatrick, Glover, Holbs, Greeley, Mattison, Boekenhauer, Lehman, Reingardt; Methodist Episcopal Church 1912. sports
080 018 000 Roy Randles farm 320 N. Hickory St. 
080 019 000 Downtown Waterman after the fire, 1914.
080 020 000 Wendell Hamilton delivering Fox Valley Oil 1929 - 1930.
080 021 000 Roy Randles and his team and bob-sleigh.
080 022 000 Circa 1906 Waterman G. A. R. and Auxiliary - names include Darling, Simpson, Lamming, Congdon, Wiltse, Griffith, Fuller, Aiken, Andrews, Low, Hardy, Wilberger, Lamming, Wakefield, Dunlap, Kauffman, Hipple.
080 023 000 Moving the First Methodist Episcopal Church, 1912.
080 024 000 Pumping water by power from the Village well; Water tower.
080 025 000 Longest beard for Waterman Centennial contest - names include Dolder, Wirth, Tuntland.
080 026 000 Longest beard for Waterman Centennial contest - group photo.
080 027 000 Waterman Business Men Sprout Mustaches "We Will Grow Mustaches "Till the Japs Are Driven Out of the Phillippines Club".  Names include Tate, Meyers, Larson, Cunz, Bowers, Baie, Grundy.
080 028 000 Tribute to Velda Buland, 1966; Tipped over truck at the corner of Route 30 and Elm just east of library.
080 029 000 Donald Bend receiving Livestock Farming Award, 1967.
080 030 000 Extensive Tornado Damage, 1967 storm
080 031 000 Albert H. Linden receives medal for Vietnam service, 1967.
080 032 000 Waterman Presbyterian Church dedication, 1967.
080 033 000 Kenneth Davis visits grandparents Preston Woods; National Library Week, 1967.
080 034 000 Local Couple Wed 50 Years - Clifford Taylor, 1967.
080 035 000 Donald Bend receiving Livestock Farming Award, 1967.
080 036 000 Donald Bend receiving Livestock Farming Award, 1967.
080 037 000 John Kitner birthday, 1967.
080 038 000 Waterman Pastor Named County President - Edward Ketcham, 1967.
080 039 000 Dorothy Thorpe obituary, 1967; Howard Coleman Obituary 1967.
080 040 000 Laurel Ann Kelley and Wayne Gilbert Engagement; Melissa Jane Woods and Fred Roberts engagement,  1967.
080 041 000 Laurel Ann Kelley and Wayne Gilbert Wedding photo and news article.
080 042 000 Tribute to Dorothy Thorpe, Tenth Anniversary for Waterman Bible Church, John Rissman birthday, 1967.
080 043 000 Network News, Activities of the Northern Illinois Library System.
080 044 000 Network News, Activities of the Northern Illinois Library System, Board Member dies, Velda Buland.
080 045 000 Waterman Legion history 1919 - 1973, post 654 and Auxiliary.
080 046 000 November 1914 town review, fire, photos taken before and after.
080 047 000 Postmaster Gilchrist Announces New ZIP Code. Post office
080 048 000 Indian Oaks Country Club.
080 049 000 Indian Oaks Country Club.
080 050 000 Indian Oaks Country Club organized.
080 051 000 Waterman Zoning Map.
080 052 000 Nash building, 1963, history.
080 053 000 New Pizza Plant at Waterman, 1963, Rocket Pizza Company.
080 054 000 Aerial view of corner of Route 30 and 23.
080 055 000 Addition to Village North of Town and West of Elm Street, 1957.
080 056 000 End of an Era in Waterman - Waterman or Withey Milling Company, 1966.
081 001 000 Waterman Centennial 1977, committee planning meeting minutes, play script, Waterman history.
081 002 000 Waterman Centennial 1977, Treasurer's report, July 9 and October 17, 1977; money raised and doners; bills and contracts.
081 003 000 Waterman Centennial 1977, News release articles.
081 004 000 Waterman Centennial 1977, Miscellaneous correspondence including Latham Castle, U. S. Court of Appeals, James Thompson - Governor, Tom Roberts, Sr.
081 005 000 Waterman Centennial 1977, Articles of Incorporation for Waterman Centennial Association, Insurance policy, by-laws.
081 006 000 Waterman Centennial 1977, Association letterhead and envelope with Wiltberger clock; tickets for Sons and Daughters Pageant; Souvenir stock certificate; bumper sticker.
081 008 000 1941 Article about two volume DeKalb County outlines that was given to library.  Official vote of DeKalb county, November 6, 1894 - November 8, 1892, November 8, 1898, November 3, 1896; Specimen ballot November 8, 1892.
081 010 000 Daniel B. Waterman history - town was named for him.
081 011 000 Copy "The Somonauk Annual" 1897, Franks. Illinois; List of names of soldiers buried in Pritchard's Grove Cemetery; Soldiers of the Rebellion (Civil War); Soldiers of 1812 war.

 

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