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Photograph of James Doolen, Omar Harris, and Samuel Morthland

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Photograph of James Doolen, Omar Harris and Samuel Morthland taken in 1917. Doolen was a former captain of the Fire Department. He served over 31 years on the force. He took up farming after retiring from the Fire Department. Harris was formerly with…

Photograph of Max Sadowski

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Photograph of Max Sadowski; died January 18, 1924. Member of the Decatur Fire Department at Station No. 2 when he was drafted in 1917 for World War I.

Photographs from the Old Settlers Reunion

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Photographs from several Old Settlers Association Reunions in Fairview Park taken in 1911, 1917, 1930 and 1935.

Photo of the Sangamo Building located at 326-328 N. Water St., Decatur, IL.

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Photograph of the Sangamo Building, 326-328 N. Water St. This building was occupied by Mueller, Platt, & Wheeland Co. Wholesale Grocers until 1917 when Blakney & Plums moved to that location. In 1954 this building was occupied by the John Green…

John A. Wagner, Sr.

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Photograph of John A. Wagner, Sr. President of Wagner Castings 1933-1967. In 1967 elected Chairman of Board and Chief Executive Officer.

William L. Smith

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Photograph of William L. Smith and family; (born 9/19/1835; died 4/10/1917) organized nationally famous Smith's Swiss Bell Ringers; first all American troupe formed in the U.S. in 1861, disbanded in 1892; organized what became known as the Goodman…

Frederick Schwab

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Photograph of Frederick Schwab; (died 10/5/1928). He was the last of the officers of the 116th Illinois Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War. He was a charter member of Post 1, G.A.R., and a member of Dunham Post 141 G.A.R. When he first came to…

John and Elizabeth Seng Schudel and children

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Photography of John and Elizabeth Schudel and their children. John died 11/2/1917; Elizabeth died 2/7/1929. He was a native of Switzerland and after he married in 1867 he started a mercantile business in Macon, IL. His sons are the founders of…

J. Edward Saxton

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Photograph of J. Edward Saxton; (died 9/17/1927) Justice of the peace in Decatur for 20 years, retiring in 1925. He became a partner with George R. Bacon in the wholesale paper business here in 1881. Later he opened a book store and ran it for 16…