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Photo of Rev. Horace Reed

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Photograph of Rev. Horace Reed; (died 11/15/1914). Methodist minister who at the time of death was one of the oldest in the Methodist conference. He came to the pastorate of the First Methodist Church in Decatur in 1874 and remained 2 years. He…

Photo of John G. Imboden

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Photograph of John G. Imboden; (died 10/15/1925). He was internationally known as a cattle man. he was widely recognized as a judge of cattle, having judged in Madison Square Garden in New York and at the Chicago World's Fair. He was for several…

Photo of Mueller Family taken in 1905.

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Photograph of the Mueller Family taken in 1905. Top Row; L-R: Clara, daughter of Philip; Adolph; Robert; Robert Jr.;, son of Philip; Oscar; Fred; Frank; Frank W. Cruikshank; Leda, daughter of Philip; Philip; Phillis, daughter of Philip; Henry and…

George Zwilling

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Photograph of George Zwilling; (died 1/26/1946). Veteran employee of the Mueller Co. He moved to Decatur in 1891 and joined the Mueller Co. and remained in the employ almost 35 years before retiring. He was a member of the Decatur Council No. 577,…

Charles G. Woods

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Photograph of Charles G. Woods, former master mechanic for the Decatur street railway. He left the railway in 1925 after 26 years to become associated with the Mack International Motor Truck Co. with Decatur as his headquarters. He was part owner of…

Albert G. Webber

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Photograph of Albert G. Webber; (died 5/2/1947); came to Decatur from Germany about 1863; admitted to practice law in 1879; retired in 1942, his 64th year as an attorney; charter member of the First English Lutheran Church and a member of the Masons.…

Robert F. Watt

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Photograph of Robert F. Watt, Vice President of Parke & Son, Inc. of Decatur. When the firm was re-organized in 1947, merging the Parke Warehouses and Parke & Son Co. into the Parke & Sons Inc., he was made vice president of the company. He joined…

Robert Walter, Jr.

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Photograph of Robert Walter, Jr. as a child holding a violin. Son of Prof. Robert Walter, Sr. former director of the Goodman Band in Decatur. In 1926, when he was 19 years old, he joined his father in the firm of Robert Walter and Son, instructors…

Prof. Robert Walter, Sr.

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Photograph of Prof. Robert Walter, Sr. (died 11/13/1931). Leader of the Goodman Band of Decatur for over 40 yeas and director of music at the Powers Grand Opera House. He was also a private music instructor. Photo by Van Deventer of Decatur, IL.

Louis Carl Waltens

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Photograph of Louis Carl Waltens; (died 11/20/1948). Owner of Decatur's first travel agency and a supporter of aviation in 1911. He and August Hendrian were the first to won and pilot an airplane in Illinois. He ws in the nursery and grocery…