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Tim Ory

Tim Ory is a fifth-generation Naperville native, descended from Francois Sebastien Ory, who immigrated to America from Alsace Lorraine, France, in 1844. Signing off as "Tim Ory, Historian, Euclid Lodge No. 65 Ancient Free & Accepted Masons," Tim adds that he continues to research the History of the Masonic Lodge and Naperville every day. Contact him at tjory@sbcglobal.net.

Sailor, gold miner, merchant, hotel keeper, farmer, village trustee and alderman

William Barber III was born September 4, 1832, in Naperville Township, Cook County, Illinois, the son of William Barber Jr. and Lucetta Stevens. Lucetta was...

Son follows father, in Naperville

Benjamin Joseph Slick was born June 23, 1849, in Naperville, DuPage County, Illinois, the son of Daniel Slick and Margaret Schwilly. He married Margaret Yost,...

Alfred Rubin

Alfred Rubin was born December 10, 1920, in Naperville, Illinois, the son of Samuel Rubin and Anna Pomerantz. He had a younger brother, Norman....

Blacksmith, farmer, auctioneer, grain elevator proprietor, sheriff

Samuel Eberly Shimp was born January 3, 1831, in Reamstown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the eldest of the 11 children of William Andreas Shimp and...

Farmer, butcher, service station owner, city commissioner and mayor

Alexander James Grush was born July 14, 1869, in Polo, Ogle County, Illinois, the son of John B. Grush and Mary Jane Tennis. Alexander married...

Town Clerk, Supervisor, Mayor

Thomas Henry Betts was born December 6, 1834, in Rochester, Monroe County, New York, the son of Thomas Betts and Mary Wilson. His family...

Pioneer, Village Trustee, Farmer, and Businessman

George Martin IV was born November 29, 1826, in Edinburgh, Scotland, the son of George Martin III and Elizabeth Christie. George III was engaged in...

Publisher, Editor, Mayor

James Lawrence Nichols II was born December 9, 1890, in Naperville, DuPage County, Illinois. He was the son of James Lawrence Nichols, after whom...

William Wallace Wickel (Another ‘www’ connection)

William Wallace Wickel was born January 22, 1844, in Ephrata, Lancaster County, PA, the youngest child of Johann Henry Wickel and Rebecca Schmincke. He attended...

Dr. Hamilton Cyrus Daniels

Dr. Hamilton Cyrus Daniels was born April 30, 1820, in Canaan, Grafton County, New Hampshire. He was the son of Seth Daniels and Hannah...

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