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Enos Kepler

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Photograph of Enos Kepler (d. 1/18/1928). He was a prominent Mason in Central Illinois, and a charter member of the Stephen Decatur Lodge No. 979. He was commander of the Beaumanoir commandery in 1912, and was a prelate for 17 years. He…

James Keefe

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Photograph of James Keefe (d. 4/19/1910). He was a Civil War veteran, and made his living peddling seashells. In 1864, he bought his first property in Decatur. He purchased property all over Decatur and Macon County, and gave money to help bring…

Rev. Mathias S. "Ticey" Kaufman

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Photograph of Rev. Mathias S. "Ticey" Kaufman. He was originally from Decatur, and worked as a clerk at W.E. Crissey's bookstore in 1865. He was known in Decatur for his running and jumping ability, and was a veteran of the Civil War. He was also…

Leo T. Johnson

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Photograph of Leo T. Johnson. He was attended Millikin University, and was the head football coach for 14 years there. Johnson became the track coach at University of Illinois in 1937. He was a past president of the Decatur Kiwanis Club, and a…

Judge William Corwin Johns

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Photograph of Judge William Corwin Johns (d. 6/25/1914). He came to Decatur in 1849, and attended Decatur schools. He served in the Civil War, and attended Lombard University and the University of Michigan. Johns studied law in the law office of…

Jacob Hanes

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Photograph of Jacob Hanes (d. 11/13/1923), a prominent harness race horse driver. He was a Civil War veteran, and farmer until 1891. The photo was taken by Wasson Studios, and used in the Decatur Daily Review on September 20, 1914.

Jacob Hanes

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Photograph of Jacob Hanes (d. 11/13/1923). He was a prominent harness race horse driver, which he took up very late in life. He was a Civil War veteran, and a farmer until 1891. Used in the Decatur Herald or Daily Review.

Jacob Hanes

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Photograph of Jacob Hanes (d. 11/13/1923). Hanes was a prominent harness race horse driver, which he took up very late in life. He was a Civil War veteran, and farmed until 1891. The photo was taken by Wasson Studios, and used in the Decatur Daily…

Peter Halmbacher

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Photograph of Peter Halmbacher (d. 2/1/1910). He was born in Germany, a veteran of the Prussian-Bavarian War in 1866, and came to Decatur in 1869. He was a pattern maker by trade. Halmbacher worked as a cabinet maker for Decatur Furniture Co., as…

Isaiah Green

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Photograph of Isaiah Green (d. 2/11/1909), a veteran Wabash Railroad employee. He started in 1881 as a wiper, then as a helper in the storeroom. He was a Civil War Veteran, serving with the 134th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. The photo ran in the…