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FOUNDER OF NAPERVILLE
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THE JOHN KAPER HOME
FIRST FRAME HOUSE BUILT ix NAPERVILLE, 1830
NAPERVILLE HISTORIC SKETCH
By D. B. GIVLER
God made the country, man made
the town with all conveniences, al-
lurements and imperfections.
The Pilgrim immigrant landed on
a rock-bound coast ; the pioneer set-
tler followed the star of empire west-
ward over almost insurmountable
mountains, through deep swamps
and trailless forests until he emerged
therefrom and stood amazed at a sight unsur-
passed for grandeur, vast in extent the en-
chanting prairies of northern Illinois.
Having rested a night in Chicago, he pushed
his way westward along a trail leading to the
Naper Settlement. This trail in time became
known as the Oswego road, and that part pass-
ing through Naperville as Chicago Avenue.
This lone horseman arrived here on a perfect
summer evening. Riding horseback all day,
communing with nature and getting a firmer
grip on the meaning of the word "boundless," his
attention was attracted to the sun passing
slowly toward the western horizon. To quote
his own language in substance: "I stopped,
looked long at this indescribable manifestation of
Nature in its golden glory, and then and there
praised my Maker."
This was, in a greatly modified form, a dupli-
cation of Moses' experience as from Pisgha's
heights he viewed afar the Promised Land, for
have not the fertile prairies of DuPage and sur-
rounding counties proven a land of promise in
bountiful harvests to past and present gener-
ations, and been verified in the experience of one
of our distinguished citizens?
The first settlers in this locality became resi-
dents of an organized state with well defined
boundaries. Illinois was admitted into the
Union by act of Congress in the year 1818. Du
Page County was created out of Cook County
with its present boundary lines on February 9,
Naperville is the oldest town in the county.
The village of Xaperville was incorporated by
act of Legislature in the winter of 1857.
Although Captain Joseph Naper was the
founder of the village of Naperville, he was not
the first settler in the county, nor of this im-
mediate vicinity. In the year 1825, Stephen J.
Scott removed from Maryland to this State and
settled near Gros Point, Cook County, which
7| embraced at that time the county of DuPage.
While on a hunting- tour, in the month of
August, 1830, with his son Willard, he dis-
covered the DuPage river near Plainfield. He
qj came up the river to "The Forks" and resolved
to make this region his future home. A log
cabin was built on what is now known as the
Sheldon farm, which was occupied by Mr. Scott
and family in the fall of 1830. Other families
soon settled in the vicinity. This "settlement"
was in Will County, the line being but a short
distance south of Naperville. The first actual
settler on the soil of DuPage County was Bailey
Hobson who established a permanent home
within half a mile of the present southern limit
of this city.
In June, 1831, Captain Joseph Naper and
family took possession of their new home near
the site of the old grist mill, around which
cluster pleasant memories and from which pro-
ceeded influences that were potent factors in the
development of the garden spot of the greatest
state in the Union. A brief review by decades
will suffice. A full account would be intensely
1830-1840. History reveals the fact that in the
settlement of this part of the State, former resi-
dents of the New England States took the lead.
Their opportunity for securing information
from the far-away west was ample and the
source so trustworthy that they made the
venture. In a list of forty men who came here
prior to 1838, the name of but one German ap-
pears, that of George Strubler, father of the four
Strubler brothers, all deceased, and he didn't
come direct from Germany, but from Pennsyl-
These pioneers endured the usual hardships
common among a people poorly fortified against
the rigors of severe winters. Scarcity of food,
discouragement on account of the gloomy pros-
pect and an occasional Indian scare were not
calculated to make them rejoice evermore and in
all things give thanks.
But there were also seasons of rejoicing and
social functions which made life worth living,
and which many looked back to with pleasure,
their experiences having taught them lessons in
endurance and thrift which proved to be valu-
able legacies for their descendants to this day.
They were a noble, brave, persevering people.
1840-1850. This decade is replete with
marvelous activity in the "settlements." Goodly
HOME OF WILLAK1) SCOTT
reports had crossed the ocean, inducing thou-
sands to sever home-ties and assume the risks
incident to a voyage across the stormy Atlantic
in sailing vessels, a few enjoying first cabin com-
forts, but most of them confined to very incon-
venient, unsanitary steerage accommodations,
a goodly number of which became permanent
residents of Naperville and immediate vicinity.
A great stir had taken place among residents
of Lancaster, Berks, Schuylkill and other coun-
ties in Pennsylvania, beyond the Alleghany
mountains. The more courageous banded to-
gether and set their faces westward in spite of
protests, tears and warnings of friends. Some
came by canal and lake boats, but most of them
covered the distance by means of horse-drawn
wagons. Other groups followed in rapid suc-
cession until at the close of the decade, the Ger-
mans, English, Scotch, Pennsylvania Dutch
equaled the number of New England settlers.
During this time the village of Naperville was
increasing in population. The most serious
obstacles had been surmounted. Town and
country were interdependent. Adjacent timber
tracts furnished fuel for warmth and lumber for
addition to log cabins. Saw-mills were kept
busy and grist-mills provided flour for daily
bread. The DuPage river was an important
factor in the development of the settlements.
But the mills, dams and ponds have disappeared,
and its waters flow untrammeled toward the
All classes of people brought some sort of re-
ligion with them and soon felt the need of
united effort in promoting spiritual matters, and
from this impulse societies were formed which
worshiped in private homes, halls, and school
houses until churches could be built, so that at
the close of the decade, the Baptists, Congre-
gationalists, Methodists, Evangelicals and
Catholics worshiped in dedicated buildings. The
Lutherans and Episcopalians were provided for
Education was not neglected, and from the
arrival of the first settlers this important matter
received deserved attention in the way of pri-
vate instruction, and later through the medium
of the public school, by means of which some of
the scholars became men of usefulness and in-
fluence in their clay and generation. The resi-
dents of the village were especially active in pro-
viding school buildings and teachers, of which
fact our Academy building, unchanged as to ex-
terior, bears convincing testimony and may con-
tinue so to do for another century.
Surplus grain was hauled to Chicago by farm-
ers living far west and southwest from Naper-
ville. The Pre-Emption House and barns
afforded ample accommodations for man and
beast. It served as a half-way stopping place
for many years. A railroad was talked about
and efforts made to secure one, all of which
failed. Merchandise for local sale came as re-
turn loads. Several men made this a special
business for many years, using the plank road,
minus the planks.
Farmers kept pace with the spirit of the day.
The horse-drawn reaper and mower superseded
the grain cradle and scythe. Ox-teams were
few. The plow that scoured was an appreciated
blessing. It was a modifier of temper, a puri-
fier of thoughts, removed temptation and made
plowing a pleasant past-time.
The village also was abreast with the needs of
the day. There were stores and groceries carry-
ing a great variety of goods. Butter and eggs
were exchanged for luxuries and necessities.
Money was scarce and credit popular. Profes-
sional men put out signs, ready, willing and able
to heal the sick, cause the lame to walk and ad-
minister liberal doses of ipecac and calomel at
reduced prices. Lawyers, not a few, stood ready
to give safe advice, write deeds and mortgages,
or defend one in court whether innocent or
The old court house stood near the site of the
soldiers monument. It was built in the year
1839. For thirty years Naperville was the
county seat of DuPage, by virtue of which it at-
'tracted a goodly number of citizens from other
parts of the County who became leading citi-
zens. Court sessions brought the Honorable
Judge and many legal lights having cases in
court. Important trials, with weighty verdicts,
were disposed of to the entire satisfaction of
winners. Failing to be forewarned by attempts
to remove the county seat, Naperville was not
forearmed when the last test of voting strength
was made in 1867. The election was contested,
but after much litigation, sharp controversy
and expenditure of large sums of money the con-
test ended, the removal effected and harmony
restored by a resolution of the Board of Super-
visors which donated the public square to the
village of Naperville for park purposes. Ac-
cording to tradition, removal would have been
prevented if an early-day election, held in the
towns of DuPage and Wheatland, had received
attention. The matter to be decided was: "Are
the voters of these two towns willing to be de-
tached from Will County and be joined to Du-
Page County"? One vote in the negative de-
cided that question. Truthfully, or otherwise,
HOME OF FRANCIS A. KENDALL
HOME OF FRANCIS GRANGER
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it was claimed many years afterward that John
Barleycorn cast the deciding vote.
1850-1860. The writer stands on familiar
ground, as sixty-six years ago he first caught a
glimpse of Naperville, snugly located on a low
tract of ground, crowding timber on the west,
several houses over the river, later swept away;
unpaved streets; sidewalks few and meander-
ing; residences small, unpretentious and un-
painted ; wooden bridge ; cows running at large ;
no street lamps candles and kerosene lamps in
general use, and matches almost a marvelous
discovery or invention.
Into this decade is crowded the bulk of
pioneer history. Immigration had practically
ceased. Land all pre-empted and most of it
owned by actual settlers. Within a radius of
seven miles resided a sturdy lot of men and wo-
men, engaged in agricultural pursuits and in-
terested in religion, education and politics. Not
much wealth, but a strong purpose to succeed
and make the prairie a real paradise. The hum
of the prairie fowl greeted the ears of early
risers; from the undrained sloughs came mo-
notonous croakings of myriads of frogs; the
barking night prowler the prairie wolf, had
disappeared, and the last deer converted into
venison. The people had settled down into quiet,
compact, contented neighborhoods, and few re-
movals or changes took place, although a visi-
tation of cholera and typhoid fever claimed some
Prairie fires were dreaded, but no great losses
were sustained thereby. The sight was grand
from a distance. The burning of straw was sus-
pended after farmers discovered that even the
black prairie soil was not exhaustless.
Early in the decade, two nurseries were estab-
lished which furnished shade, fruit and orna-
mental trees for prairie homes, for, be it remem-
bered that, outside the timber tracts, not a tree
appeared to obstruct the vision of the earliest
settlers. The manufacture of the famous Jones
plows began as early as 1840 and became so
popular that in the year 1856 two thousand five
hundred were turned out and sold at $15.00 each.
The Bank of Naperville went into operation
in 1854. The breweries afforded a local market
for barley and enjoyed a prosperous existence
until crowded out by grasping trusts. The I. O.
of O. F. was organized in 1850, the Masonic
Lodge established in 1848, lodge of Good
Templars instituted 1857. An artillery company
was organized in 1856, to which belonged a
number of men who rendered service in the civil
war. Independence day was observed en masse.
HOME OF C. M. KUHN
The Declaration was read, followed by an ad-
dress and dinner in an adjacent grove, punctu-
ated by salvos of artillery produced by anvils
properly charged and discharged.
High water in the river raised the ice, and the
two combined caused a destructive freshet
throughout the length of the usually placid Du-
Page. It came in the month of March, 1857.
Huge cakes of ice, borne along by a rapid cur-
rent, beat down dams, swept away bridges, de-
molished houses. Water and ice covered the
lower part of town, as well as the river's banks
many miles southward. It was an interesting
spectacle. Some of the mammoth cubes resisted
the sun's rays for several months.
The first history of DuPage County was pub-
lished in the year 1857. It contains a reliable
account of the varied activities of the residents
of the county from the arrival of the first pioneer
up to this date. It is a meritorious little volume
and every owner should highly prize it.
The first three newspapers arrived and de-
parted in 1850. The next attempt was made in
1851, and survived about three years. The next
failure occurred in 1857. Two other abortive
efforts were made, but finally The Press, estab-
lished in 1863, was purchased by the writer who
changed the name to The Clarion. The failure
of a newspaper man is usually credited to mis-
management; that of a banker to circumstances
over which he had no control. The local
journalist had a small bonus to work with and
soon failed ; the banker's deposits were larger
and held out longer.
Political affairs during this decade received
strict attention. The village majority was
usually captured by the Democrats, but the
county at large in 1856 polled 1,387 votes for
Fremont and 542 for Buchanan; 1860, Lincoln,
1,790; Douglas, 803. Even township elections
were vigorously contested and village elections
even more so. Candidates for constable and
Justice of the Peace put up a strong fight to win
and made use of every legitimate argument to
induce friends to vote early, if not often.
Several homicides and suicides might be re-
corded, but the writer prefers to pass them by.
Tragic events were few in number and are
A general cry went up for a railroad. Chi-
cago was the nearest market. Cattle and sheep
were driven thither in droves. The city could
be reached by stage direct or by way of Winfield
the nearest railroad station. The local news-
paper contained few local items and depended
on exchanges and New York papers for matter
to fill its columns. One publisher got married
and delayed publication three days. An
apology was accepted as the paper was not
missed. The editor put in his best licks to secure
a railway. It came long after his removal to an-
other city. The village could communicate with
the outside world by telegraph, a daguerreotype
gallery was installed, and the happiest days of
the writer's life were when he could wear a but-
toned shirt and Hapless trousers and exhibit his
"likeness" fresh from the camera obscura.
It would be an unpardonable oversight if
mention were not made of the many brave men
who went from here to California during this
decade. The lure of gold became universal and
irresistible all over the country. Parties, in-
cluding women and children, were formed in
other parts of the State, and overland, in "prairie
schooners," they ventured forth, some to suc-
ceed, others to perish by the way, and not a few
to spend a winter in the mountains and finally
be rescued by searching parties.
The less venturesome men went by way of the
isthmus of Panama, while others followed the
overland trails. Some of them returned with
enough "color" to start in business or buy a
farm, land being cheaper then than it is now.
Two weeks were required to transport a letter.
The "pony express" cut down the time; the rail-
road made it from 3 to 4 days. The returned
California!! was looked up to as a near hero with
dead-loads of coin, dust and nuggets. Every-
body had a right to guess, but nobody was wiser
for gruessing. Several men from Naperville died
on the way, but most of them returned safe and
Farmers were somewhat discouraged. Prices
for grain were very low. Taxes were regularly
collected. The state levy must be paid in silver.
Bank bills were of doubtful value. "Wild cat"
currency predominated. "Detectives" were
issued, but their estimates were unreliable, grain
must be hauled to Chicago, potatoes also. One
farmer, it was reported, failed to find a pur-
chaser. He backed his wagon to the river's bank
and dumped his potatoes into the water.
Arrested and fined a larger sum than team,
waeron and 'taters were worth. This happened
so long ago that it may not be a true story.
The years 1858, '59 and '60 were crowded with
great events, affecting every State in the Union,
the slavery question being at the bottom of the
prevailing unrest. Kansas was the western
storm center. Here and then John Brown first
came into prominence. A cable was laid be-
tween the United States and England. Senator
Douglas and Abraham Lincoln debated the po-
litical issues of the day; both became presi-
dential candidates; Lincoln was elected, and the
year 1860 closed with the secession movement
under full headway.
1861-1871. The climax of many years of agi-
tation came at last. A call for volunteers re-
ceived a hearty response, and Naperville was not
slow in responding. A complete record of the
part taken by the county is contained in a his-
tory published in 1876.
A war of any kind brings great changes. The
old order of things are disturbed. Family ties
are severed; solicitude for the fate of the boys
intensified, and moral restraints weakened if not
However, the end came at
After all hope of regaining the county seat
had been abandoned, internal improvements re-
ceived attention. The public square was planted
with trees. Streets and sidewalks were graded.
A fire company and hand engine superseded
the bucket-brigade. A steamer followed. The
fire cisterns went into disuse. They still exist,
but are forgotten. A brick and tile factory was
established, and the location of North-Western
College secured. A new iron and also a stone
bridge were built across the river. Village
streets and public highways were macadamized
and our apparent loss proved to be a real and
permanent blessing in disguise.
BUILT BY GEORGE LAIRD
NAPERVILLE STONE QUARRY
THE NAPERVILLE OF TODAY
Bj) W. R. GOODWIN, Oakhurst Farm, Naperville
Managing Editor The Breeder's Gazette, Chicago
This materialistic age seeks a sign
the dollar sign.
This sign is measurably accurate,
nor is it a merely sordid index. Xot
all achievement is adequately valued
in cash, yet when the accumulations
of business thrift give form to those
aspirations which lift human life to
higher levels, and substance to the
dreams of beauty of an awakened soul, such ex-
penditure becomes the fixed reflection of the de-
velopment of the individual and the progress of
I lie community. It is the exact and indisputable
measure of that growth, the absence of which
inexorably spells decay.
The apparel oft and almost always proclaims
the man. When thrift fails to beget tidiness;
when affuence lacks outward expression in the
modern forms which visualize the apex of our
civilization ; when accumulation wants those evi-
dences which conspicuously mark individual
culture and civic ideals, a community is dead in
its indifference, recreant to its obligations to the
advancing world, and a blighting influence on its
young life pressing eagerly on toward the goals
of achieving endeavor.
Culture in the individual is essential to the
highest expression of community development.
The paths our fathers trod, resolute conquerors
of pioneer conditions, were circumscribed by
natural obstacles which yielded stubbornly and
slowly to the determined efforts of those
courageous men impelled by the Adamic com-
mand to dress and keep the garden. Their
heroic exploits will never be sufficiently cele-
brated in stirring song or eloquent story. They
served well their day and generation to the glory
of God and the gain of posterity.
But it was a wise philosopher of a former age
who thanked God that we were better than our
fathers. Xot greater in courage, devotion and
sacrifice, but richer in ideals, means and oppor-
tunities. The cultural influences of the past half
century, the marvelous mastery of elemental
forces for greater comfort and higher efficien-
cy, have produced in Naperville, from our herit-
age from the fathers, a twentieth century people
measurably advanced in the arts of civilization
and its cultural manifestations; insistent on the
immunity afforded by sanitation ; demanding
avenues of comfortable transportation for that
easy intermingling which promotes fellowship
and lofty community ideals ; seeking the vision
of higher education ; and desiring the solace and
sustenance of worship in temples adequately ex-
pressive of man's fundamental beliefs and holiest
These betterments in community life ma-
terial, educational and religious keeping pace
with the forward movements of the age, are
based on an underlying industry and thrift in
business, and a manufacturing enterprise which
has made the name of Xaperville a matter of
This is the Naperville of Today.
To home-comers, familiar with the Xaperville
of Yesterday, we offer the sign, the unimpeach-
able proof an exposition of community book-
keeping in its approximate footings.
The introduction of public utilities about fif-
teen years ago affords sharp demarcation be-
tween the city of yesterday and today. The
dawning of the new morning came when electric
light banished the gloom of night. Naperville's
municipal light plant, now modern and supply-
ing night and day current for illumination and
power, was followed in the transition period by
the waterworks system, and these improve-
ments, with their common power plant, total in
cost around $150,000. To this is added $50,000
for sewers essential to the utilization of water-
works and a sanitary civic life. That the culture
and taste of a community no less than its pros-
perity find expression in the embellishment of its
utilities is revealed in the ornamental iron boule-
vard lights erected at a cost of $5,500, and the
cement posts in the park which cost $350.
The gas mains of the Western United Gas and
Electric Co. were laid through Xaperville streets
a few years ago, giving service both as luminant
and fuel, and adding the last of metropolitan con-
veniences to suburban life. Stores and homes
have been largely equipped at considerable ex-
pense for the utilization of this service.
Streets have already been paved at an expendi-
ture of nearly $187,000. Oiled macadam streets
HOME OF .T. S. GOODWIN
HOME OF W. TCOKERT JOHNSTON
in the east residential districts account for nearly
$100,000 of this amount, brick paving in the busi-
ness center for nearly $74,000, and the begin-
ning of concrete paving in the west residential
section over $13,000. Plans contemplate the ex-
tension of the west side concrete paving and
drainage in 1917 at a cost of $117,000. The
foundation work has begun.
A Naperville lifted out of the mud, watered
and washed with an inexhaustible deep well sup-
ply, storm-drained and sewered into a septic
tank, and brilliantly lighted within and ablaze
without, invites with modest pride its former
residents to rejoice with it over accomplishments
which conclusively entitle Naperville to rank as
a modern city of the third class under the Illinois
Logically conjoined with this company of
modern improvements stand the contributions of
the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railway to
the new city. A commodious station, of brick
and tile and impressive design, has replaced t! 1 "
depot of civil war vintage at a cost of $35,000. A
subway at the west end of town eliminates a
very dangerous grade crossing and leads north-
west traffic safely from the city. The cost was
$30,000. Plans are drawn for a subway under
the tracks in Washington Street at a cost of
$60,000. The railroad company has agreed to
move the freight house (the old depot) west of
Center Street, and to retire further in the back-
ground the unsightly elevator buildings on the
road's right of way. These changes will work
substantial improvement about the handsome
station on the north. Supplementing it on the
south side Burlington Square, the gift to
Naperville from the railroad, will charm with its
restful greenery of sward and shrub and tree,
provided by popular subscription, and proclaim
impressively to passers-by that the Naperville of
Today seeks outwardly to exemplify the beauty-
loving instincts of its cultured citizens.
Counting as certainties improvements now in
the making and in the maturity in plan, Naper-
ville challenges attention to a total of ap-
proximately $635,000 expended in the past fifteen
years in the way of modern community better-
ments, and Naperville has not one cent of bonded
And Naperville has not one cent of bonded in-
In these substantial ways has the spirit of the
new Naperville taken form. However, it is a
dull student of community life who would not
look further, and deeper, and looking here he
would find :
SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES.
In the betterment of educational facilities in
recent years $232,000 has been spent in Naper-
HOME OF CHARLES ALBERT NADELHOFFEK
ville. The main item of around $105,000 pro-
vides a high school dedicated last fall which is
without equal in any city near Naperville's rank
in the state. The equipment of Northwestern
College, the educational home of the Evangelical
Church, has been extended by the addition of a
Carnegie Library and a Science Hall, each at a
cost of $30,000, and a heating plant at a cost of
$15,000. The new home of the Evangelical
Theological Seminary, maintained in affiliation
with the college, cost $32,000. Fire badly
damaged the parochial school of the Ss. Peter
and Paul Catholic church, and it was rebuilt at a
cost of $27,000.
HOUSES OF WORSHIP.
Rising yet higher in our survey we reach the
most significant clothing of a community spirit
its church building. A total of $133,000, spent
within ten years, measures the abiding faith of
our God-fearing people in the power of the
Gospel in life and in death. It embodies their
militant Christian spirit in erecting church
homes which typify in their architecture the
ecclesiastic ideals of the centuries; it emphasizes
their wisdom in equipping them for the utili-
zation of modern methods of church and Sunday
School work. The German Evangelical Congre-
gational Peoples Church cost $3,500. The First
Congregational Church was built and equipped
at a cost of over $27,000. The Grace United
Evangelical Church, with which the Salem
Evangelical Church joined, built a new edifice
which cost with the grounds $35,000. The Zion
Evangelical Church (the "old Brick Church")
drew unto itself the College Chapel Church, and
the twain became one under the name of the
First Evangelical Church with a new home that
cost $56,000. The Methodist Episcopal Church
was remodeled at an expenditure of about $4,500,
and the Church of the Brethren has been built
at a cost of about $3,000. Improvements on the
Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church have
amounted to at least $5,000.
Conspicuous among the evidences of modern-
ization, and most crucially revealing the soul of
the city, because of the object and union of effort
required for its accomplishment, stands the
Young Men's Christian Association building,
which cost with the grounds $43,000. Without
equal in its size and equipment among the cities
of the state materially exceeding Naperville in
population, it typifies an abiding and illuminat-
ing interest in the physical and spiritual welfare
of its young men.
All this superstructure of Naperville's im-
provements rests solidly on its commercial
activities and prosperity. Its barometers are the
banks. The First National Bank purchased the
Phillips building, and remodeled it at an expendi-
ture of $35,000. Some years ago the front of the
Reuss State Bank was rebuilt at a cost of $3,000,
and another room and a new vault have been
added at a cost of $10,000. The deposits in these
two banks total around $850,000.
The history of the Naperville Lounge Factory
reads like a romance in manufacturing. Its
operation gives basis to the business prosperity
of Naperville. Established in 1881 in Fred
Long's little furniture shop, it finally came as an
incorporated company to the occupancy of the
old skating rink in 1893. The capital stock was
$4,000. P. E. Kroehler entered the service of the
company at that time as secretary, and finally be-
came the president, and the company was rein-
corporated in 1915 as the Kroehler Manufactur-
ing Co., with a capital of $1,150,000. Branch
factories are now maintained at Kankakee, 111.,
Binghamton, N. Y., and Cleveland, O. This
company also operates the Kimbell Bed Co., with
factories at Grand Rapids, Mich., New York
City, and Stratford, Ont. About 20 years ago a
small frame building costing around $3,000 was
erected near the depot for the factory, and now a
brick building 666 feet long and 120 feet wide,
covering two city blocks, is utilized for the manu-
facture of davenports and chairs, the largest
factory in the world devoted to the production
of such furniture. The cost of its present plant
probably exceeds $250,000, including the equip-
ment of machinery. Full-handed the factory
gives occupation to 362 men and women, and its
pay roll distributes about $25,000 in Naperville
each month. Its annual output runs close
around $1,000,000 from the home plant.
The co-operative creamery of an earlier day
has given place to the butter-making, ice cream-
making and ice-making plant of the Naperville
Consumer's Co., which is capitalized at $27,000.
Five garages afford service to an ever-increas-
ing number of motor cars, and bring autos from
miles around for repairs and replenishments.
One was erected at a cost of $15,000 for building
and grounds, another at a cost of about $5,000.
A brick livery stable has been converted into a
garage, two store rooms have been remodeled
for similar use, and a fifth small garage is open.
New store buildings have been erected, and
many stores have been remodeled and made
modern in their exteriors and interiors, and the
cost of these betterments will easily reach
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$45,000. The postoffice has found home in a new
building, especially constructed for it. The
Masonic Fraternity has completed a new temple
at a cost of $35,000, not included in the estimate
mentioned. Store rooms and a film theatre oc-
cupy the lower floor.
The stone quarries rest unworked, but strik-
ing growth in commercial specialities is evi-
denced in the material expansion of the Naper-
ville Nurseries, and the continued output of the
Martin and von Oven tile and brick yard. On
the site of the plow factory is a manufacturing
plant producing flynets, cotton gloves, woven
rugs and pillows, and leather ankle supports.
The old cheese factory is now devoted to the ex-
traction of casein from curd.
Linking the past with the present are the six
green houses which supply the ever-growing cut
flower and potted plant demand. From a small
house near the cemetery in olden times these
glass-enclosed plant propagation enterprises
have somewhat recently grown to six in number,
and the total investment runs to at least $35,000.
Among them is a house devoted exclusively to
the production of the rare and costly orchids.
THE CITY AND ITS GOVERNMENT.
The former home of the First National Bank
was erected jointly by the bank and the Masons
at a cost of over $8,000. It has been purchased
by the corporation as a City Office, and its sub-
stantial, dignified architecture and its con-
veniences of arrangement and location serve the
city much more adequately than the old hall,
over the fire engine house and jail. Having di-
vested itself in 1913 of the antiquated mode of
city government by substituting the more satis-
factory commission for the common council, the
city was well entitled to commemorate its ac-
quisition of more economical and effective ma-
chinery by the purchase of a City Office which
distinctly breathes the atmosphere of modern
type and equipment.
Lest home-comers fail to catch glimpses of ob-
jects of old-time familiarity the engine house will
send into the parade the famous old Joe Napier
hand-pump fire engine, survivor of the years of
the city's younger age, and reminiscent of the
period when the Naperville volunteer firemen re-
turned victorious from tournaments and hose-
As guardians against the fire fiend stand water
plugs on all corners of the city streets, with a
hose reel in the engine house, along with an auto-
mobile chemical engine, the most effective of
modern fire-fighting apparatus. Three additional
hose reel stations are also maintained one at
the lounge factory, and one in the residential
sections on the east and on the west side.
The original city included a little over 19
blocks. Additions taken into the city limits now
count up 16 blocks, and lying just adjacent on
the north is a subdivision of 9 blocks toward
which the city is growing.
Naperville's population was returned by the
1900 census as 2,600. In a decade it had reached
3,400, a gain of about one-third. A recent school
census indicates that the population at present is
about 4,300, to which may be added the college
enrollment of around 500 students.
The modern spirit of co-operation is best typi-
fied in the work of the Xaperville Association of
Commerce which has drawn together the busi-
ness men of the city in team-work as never be-
fore. With systematic division of effort a num-
ber of committees constantly strive to "Do It
For Naperville." No more significant exponent
of the spirit of the modern Naperville can be
found than in the Committee on the City Beauti-
ful. The home-coming celebration is the child
of the Naperville Association of Commerce.
Among the cultural influences which seek pub-
lic as well as private benefits the Naperville Wo-
man's Club stands conspicuous. Its active in-
terest in the public schools and in the Nichols
Library has annually found tangible expression
in substantial gifts. School rooms have been
embellished by pictures and mural decorations,
and over $500 has been pledged, and more than
half paid, for the equipment of the domestic
science department of the new high school. An-
nually the shelves of the public library have been
enriched by volumes from the club's treasury.
Aside from the financial assistance rendered, the
Naperville Woman's Club has proved itself a
vital influence in every movement, for the better-
ment of the community life in its material and
educational aspects. The new high school has
been the especial object of its endeavor.
HOME BUILDING AND THE
If exact figures were available of the cost of
the new homes and remodeled residences in the
past fifteen years, they would total a sum which,
superimposed upon the startling figures gathered
from the books, would amaze those who have not
closely followed the swift course of present-day
improvement. A partial census, made by a
block-to-block count in a motor car, finds at
least 185 new homes erected at a cost ranging
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from $2,000 to $35,000, and conservatively total-
ing- $750,000. Add to this a most moderate esti-
mate of $150,000 for repairs and remodeling and
we reach a total of $900,000.
The cost of the many blocks of cement side-
walks and parkways, garages and incidental im-
provements, and the liberal expenditures on
country places adjacent to the city, bring this
total considerably above the million mark.
Outside the city but an important part of it,
materially and in sympathetic support, is the
Edward Tuberculosis Sanitorium, one of the
most effective in the country. Its grounds and
buildings run in total close to $100,000.
"IS IT ANSWERED YET?"
Is this sign sufficient this total of $2,561,000?
Have Naperville people proved their faith by
their works? Have those who remained in the
old home, citizens of no mean city, met the obli-
gations of latter-day life, held pace with pro-
gress, fought the good fight, kept the faith?
These mile-stones of improvement mark the
evolution of Naperville, the country village, to
Naperville, the city suburb the Naperville of
THE SUM IN ADDITION.
Let us assemble this sum in addition, this ex-
position of a community's bookkeeping, striking-
ly on the page :
City and railroad improvements. ..-...$ 635,000
Educational buildings 232,000
Banks and business houses 175,000
Green houses 35,000
Lounge factory 250,000
Edward Sanitorium 100,000
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BRIEF STORY OF NAPERVILLE HOME COMING MOVEMENT
ITS ORIGIN, ITS OCCASION, ITS OBJECT, ITS HEARTY APPROVAL BY THE
CITIZENS AND ITS PLANS AND MEASURES FOR SUCCESSFUL EXECUTION
B>> PROF. H. H. RASSWEILER
The movement to appoint and pro-
mote a civic event of welcome to our
friends abroad, under the suggestive
name of a "Home Coming Cele-
bration," had its birth in the deliber-
ations of the Naperville Association
of Commerce. At the annual meet-
ing of that organization held October
15, 1915, one of its members moved
the adoption of the following resolution:
Resolved, that we appoint the first week in
June, 1917, for a Naperville Home Coming Cele-
bration, and that the Board of Directors of this
association are hereby requested to devise all
necessary plans and measures in preparation for
The motion having been duly seconded, the
mover thereof presented in its behalf the follow-
ing facts and considerations:
Within recent years, the progressive trans-
formation of our city, along the various lines
of civic improvement, has been such as to
warrant the feeling of pride among the peo-
ple within and to challenge the attention
and admiration of the people without.
This new area of general municipal advance-
ment has developed scenes, conditions and
achievements in striking contrast with the
Naperville of its comparatively non-progres-
sive and self-satisfied earlier years.
Naperville, as a residence community of
long career, has given to the outside world
hundreds of its sons and daughters and
former residents, all of whom, who are liv-
ing, are still affectionately thoughtful of the
old home town and are watching with
friendly interest its growth and improve-
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4. These facts of contrast between the old
Naperville and the new, as well as the ap-
propriateness of providing a public occasion
which will bring many of our outside friends
face to face with the evidences of 'our pro-
gress, suggest the fitness of an event such as
is proposed in the pending resolution.
The motion being put to vote was unani-
The Clarion, in reporting this annual meeting
of the Association of Commerce, contained the
following paragraph: "One of the special fea-
tures mentioned was a 'Home Coming Week' for
Naperville. This idea met with a hearty re-
sponse from the members present and a tenta-
tive date was fixed for the occasion, the first
week in June, 1917. It is expected that a work-
ing plan will be evolved shortly for a prelimin-
ary publicity campaign, and when our citizens
get a vision of the possibilities of such a Home
Coming, it is confidently believed that everyone
will enter heartily into the spirit of the idea."
The Board of Directors, without delay, as-
sumed the duty assigned them with reference to
the Home Coming event, the first preparatory
step taken being the appointment of a General
or Executive Committee to have general charge
of the celebration, with power to appoint all
special and sub-committees necessary for plan-
ning in detail and successfully promoting the
important undertaking. The following persons
were appointed as such General Committee,
namely: F. A. Kendall, G. E. Flemming, W. M.
Givler, George Keller, C. A. Nadelhoffer, H. H.
Rassweiler, J. A. Reuss, J. A. Schmidt, C. L.
Schwartz, Willard Scott, Theo. W. Smith and
Fred von Oven. The organization of this com-
mittee resulted in the appointment of Mayor F.
A. Kendall as Chairman, Theo. W. Smith,
Secretary, and C. L. Schwartz, Treasurer.
It was now in order to make a formal, initial
announcement of the undertaking to the people
of Naperville through the columns of the
Clarion. This was done by the Publicity Com-
mittee in the Clarion issue of January 5, 1916.
This announcement was met with hearty public
approval and such general commendation of the
provisional plan which it outlined as to appear
prophetic of general co-operation and conse-
quent success of the important event.
The anticipated query: Why project this in-
teresting community event so far in the future?
was wisely answered in the published "Fore-
word" as follows: To undertake it with a degree
of care and deliberation in keeping with its im-
portance; to proceed on the principle that
thorough organization and preparation are
essential to thorough execution; to give the
project a fair chance to grip the thought and in-
terest of our people; to give plenty of oppor-
tunity for the designing of all sorts of festival
plans and features; to let generous schemes of
welcome and hospitality grow in the hearts and
minds of our citizens; to bring within the period
of preparation the completion of important
building construction and other important
decorative enterprises now in plan or in process ;
and, by no means least, to have ample time to
give the anticipated event the fullest possible
publicity, both at home and abroad.
In fixing the precise calendar dates for the
celebration, on finding that the College Com-
mencement would occur in the first week of
June, and it being decidedly advantageous to
bring the two important events to consecutive
occurrence, the three last days of May and the
first day of June, 1917, were named by the
General Committee as the four festival days of
the Home Coming week.
To insure a pleasing variety in the events of
the four days' program, it was decided to make
each celebration day distinct from the others as
to the nature of its festival plans and features;
in other words, to assign to each day some repre-
sentative element of our city life and interests
as hosts and entertainers. In accordance with
this purpose, the four days were denominated
as follows :
1. OLD CITIZENS' DAY. The sentiment of
this day and all its entertainment features to
be made to contribute to the honor and
pleasure of the "old folks" within and from
without our city gates.
2. PATRIOTIC DAY. This being Decor-
ation day, Naperville, with its visitors and
guests from without, to go to the limit of its
resources to honor our war time heroes.
Added to the usual memorial ceremonies of
the day, special patriotic events to be pro-
vided, making the day replete with scenes
appropriate and inspiring.
3. SCHOOL AND CHURCH DAY. Follow-
ing the first day of events "rapt in reminis-
cent reverie," and the second day of patriotic
sentiment and entertainment, this third day
was designed to bring to the fore the genius
of our schools and the spirit of our churches
in a program of events charged with the re-
sults and influences of "Education and Re-
ligion the two factors of a community's
life which underlie and make possible all
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4. COMMUNITY DAY. The last great day
of the feast, planned to include, in the fore-
noon, a complimentary automobile tour
through the delightful June dressed streets
and avenues of our city; in the afternoon,
one of the most elaborately planned pag-
eants that Naperville has ever produced ; in
the evening, fireworks, music and five
minute addresses by men and women from
at home and abroad all for Naperville as
an appropriate "round up" of the festival
Quite early among the interesting features
planned for the occasion was the elegant .
souvenir volume, a few of whose pages are oc-"|
cupied by this "Brief Story." The preparation
of this charming memento, which, while costing
many hundreds of dollars, would prove to thou-
sands "a thing of beauty and a joy forever," was
committed to a strong committee representing
literary ability, typographical experience and
artistic skill. It is in the hands of the reader and
speaks for itself.
In the construction of a judicious line up of
special committees, the General Committee
aimed to combine breadth of representation,
variety of judgment, taste and experience, and
such numerical strength as would permit distri-
bution of duty to sub-committee service. As
showing with what care the manifold phases of
preparatory work have been differentiated, and
in justice to the faithful men and women who re-
sponded to the call to service, it is deemed proper
to give place herein to the following complete
roster of special committees. The first named of
each committee is its chairman.
H. H. Rassweiler, Rev. A. E. Randell, E. H.
Stevens, Rev. F. W. Umbreit, John W. Collins,
J. A. Reuss and W. M. Givler.
B. J. Slick, Mrs. Ada B. Collins, Mrs. W. C.
Simpson, Mrs. Ralph Ballou, Mrs. Idelle Rass-
weiler, Mrs. Calvin Steck, Miss Mary Yender,
W. W. Wickel, Prof. A. C. Gegenheimer and
Fred von Oven.
RECEPTION AND HOSPITALITY.
Willard Scott, Mrs. J. S. Goodwin, Mrs. W. C.
Simpson, Mrs. M. W. Coultrap, Mrs. Geo.
Wunder, Mrs. S. A. Ballou, Mrs. W. R. Good-
win, Mrs. Willard Scott, Mrs. J. A. Schmidt,
Mrs. J. A. Bell, Miss Emma Muerner, Carl
Broeker, E. F. Stark, Alexander Crush, Wm.
Knoch, H. J. Durran, Francis Granger, Jos.
Kochly and H. C. Williams.
l_cl\J(_LL(L/L/ I ^L J
HISTORICAL EXHIBIT AND
Mrs. W. B. Martin, Mrs. Alvin Scott, Mrs.
Francis Granger, Miss Matie Egermann, T. W.
Smith and H. H. Rassweiler.
Alvin Scott, Y. A. Dieter, Prof. Nonnemaker,
H. H. Peaslee and George Keller.
J. W. Egermann, Mrs. Allen Hoopes, Mrs.
Noel Alspaugh, W. W. Spiegler, Prof. G. B.
Kimmel, Samuel Mather, Herman Boecker, S.
F. Baumgartner, Julian Voss and Wilbur
John A. Hertel, Mrs. B. C. Beckman, Mrs. J.
W. Bauer, Mrs. C. B. Bowman, Theo. W.
Smith, R. N. Givler and Noel Alspaugh.
SOUVENIR BOOK AND COLORS.
Prof. C. B. Bowman, Mrs. T- A. Hertel, Mrs.
J. A. Reuss, C. H. Koretke and R. N. Givler.
D. B. Givler, Mrs. John Alspaugh and Mrs.
H. H. Peaslee.
Miss Mamie Thompson, Miss Ida Mottinger
and Miss Mary Vender.
COMPLIMENTARY AUTOMOBILE TOUR.
V. A. Dieter, W. J. Truitt, Alvin Scott, J. W.
Egermann and F. A. Kendall.
MESSENGER BOYS' SERVICE.
E. H. Stevens, Albert R. Morgan, Irwin P.
Cainan, Wm. R. Friedrich, Dore Ester and
W. M. Givler, Mrs. J. H. Clancy, Mrs. E. E.
Miller, Mrs. R. N. Givler, Mrs. T- G. Marshall,
Mrs. E. C. Mitchell, Miss Emma Keller, F. L.
Biester, Dr. E. S. Fry, C. E. Heydon, C. A.
Nadelhoffer, A. K. Spielberger, M. C. Van Nor-
man, B. C. Beckman, T. F. Boecker, Pr'of. M.
W. Coultrap, A. D. Miller, H. H. Peaslee, Dan
Stiefbold, Arthur Beidelman, W. C. Bomberger,
Julian Dieter, Arthur Green, E. J. T. Moyer,
Julian Royce, C. E. Stoos, O. H. Reiche, E. B.
Heaton, Wm. Sigmund, H. C. Litgens, Ed. T.
Kearns, Wm. Knoch, Carl Broeker and Philip
(Old Citizens' Day.)
John A. Schmidt, Mrs. B. Egermann, Mrs. Ida
Simpson, Mrs. Geo. Frost, Mrs. E. J. Kneip,
Mrs. Mamie Webster, Mrs. Josephine Kroehler,
Miss Emma von Oven, Miss Bertha Hammer-
schmidt, Francis Granger, W. C. Hiltenbrand.
C. W. Leffler, John Babel, B. H. Myers, Oliver
Strubler, B. C. Beckman, Irving Goodrich, O. E.
Higgins, Geo. Turner and Michael Schwartz.
Dr. J. A. Bell, Mrs. Phil Hammerschmidt,
Mrs. J. H. Clancy, Mrs. M. C. Andrus, Mrs.
E. C. Rickert, Mrs. Truman Myers, Mrs. A. W.
Glines, Mrs. H. Skelton, Mrs. W. M. Givler,
Mrs. Hattie Wagner, Mrs. E. Rariden, Willard
Scott, John Alspaugh, Levi Shafer, E. C. Rickert,
Monroe Christ, Jos. Weismantel, Walter Rick-
ert, Ralph Ballou and E. C. Shafer.
(School and Church Day.)
Rev. A. E. Randell, Mrs. D. Stark, Miss Lena
Egermann, Miss Edith Neitz, Mrs. Gertrude
Mowry, Miss Edna Wunder, Dr. E. E. Rail,
Prof. Kirn, Prof. Waterman, Holt Sieber, W.
M. Givler, E. E. Miller, C. L. Schwartz, Prof.
H. C. Smith, W. H. Unger, Bernard Dieter, J.
A. Hertel, Truman Myers, Rev. A. J. Boelter,
Ira Sollenberger and George Unger.
THE GENERAL COMMITTEE.
On July 21, 1916, the committee working ma-
chinery having been constructed and publicly
announced, a grand meeting of all the commit-
tees was held in the Y. M. C. A. Auditorium.
In the call for this meeting it had been forecast
as a "ginger meeting," which prediction came
fully true, both in the "ginger talks" which ani-
mated the proceedings and in the manifest high
tension of purpose to make the proposed Home
Coming the most notable civic event in the his-
tory of Naperville. Under such a spell of en-
thusiasm the meeting adjourned. At the date of
this writing, each committee is at work, in
pleasant rivalry with all the others, determined
to perform its specially delegated committee
function faithfully and well.
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COM'R ACCT5. A FINANCES
C. F. ROHR
COM'R. PUBLIC PROPERTY
COM'R STREETS & PUB. IMPROVEMENTS
COM'R. PUB. HEALTH & SAFETY
Naperville became an incorporated Village in
the winter of 1857. In May 1858 at the first elec-
tion, the following officers were elected: Presi-
dent: Joseph Naper. Trustees: H. H. Cody,
George Martin, M. Hines and X. Egermann.
Police Justice: H. F. Vallete. Constable: A. C.
Graves. Assessor: A. W. Colt. Clerk: C. M.
One hundred and seventy four votes were cast.
A petition, dated November 14, 1889, and
signed by 52 voters, the required one eighth of
the total number of voters, was presented to the
President and Trustees of the Village of Naper-
ville praying that the privilege be accorded the
citizens to vote on the question of the incorpora-
tion of the Village into a City according to Act
A vote of 338 for and 61 against, taken March
17, 1890, established the City of Naperville.
The following April 15, 1890 the city officers
were elected: Mayor: J. J. Hunt, Clerk: T. W.
Saylor, Treas.: Alvin Scott, Jr., Attorney: H. H.
Goodrich. Aldermen, 1st Ward: Levi S. Shafer,
John Collins, 2nd Ward: Joseph Bapst, J. A. Bell,
3rd Ward: F. S. Goetsch, Holt Sieber.
By order of County Judge C. W. Clark the
question of Commission form of Government
was voted upon August 28, 1912, and carried by
260 for and 193 against. At the next general
election, April 15, 1913, the following were
elected : Mayor : F. A. Kendall, Commissioners :
C. B. Bowman, W. M. Givler, W. . Hiltenbrand
and C. L. Schwartz.
The City officers at present are the following:
Francis A. Kendall, Mayor; Charles B. Bowman,
Com'r. Accounts and Finances; Walter M.
Givler, Com'r. Streets and Public Improvements ;
Arthur R. Beidelman, Com'r. Public Health and
Safety; Charles F. Rohr, Com'r. Public Property;
Albert J. Ory, City Clerk; Joseph A. Reuss, City
Attorney; Loren W. Myers, City Treasurer;
Oliver W. Strubler, City Collector; George G.
Anderson, Chief of Police; Otto H. Reiche, Fire
Marshal; A. K. Spielberger, Plumbing Inspector;
Fred J. Postel, Electrical Engineer; Clifton A.
Ashley, Public Engineer; Winfred B. Martin,
M. D. Health Officer.
E.J.T. MOVER . C.E.HEYDON
BOARD OF HEALTH
C. A. ASHLEY
CAPTG&ANDERSON EDWARD FAIRBANKS-
MI5S F BAUMGARTNER
DEfTY CITY COLLECTOR
O.W 5TRUBLER A K SPIEL6ERGER
CITY COLLECTOR PLUMBING INSPECTOR
M6R. WATER ALIGHT DEFT.
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After the fire of July 6, 1874, when the New
York House burned, the need of some kind of
fire protection was recognized and on August
8, of that year the village council appointed C.
W. Richmond, Willarcl Scott, Jr., and Nicholas
Yack as "a committee to purchase a fire engine
and equipments for the use of the corporation,"
and on December 12, this committee reported
to the council that they had purchased one hand
engine, one hose cart, 700 feet of hose and other
equipment at a cost of $1,752.50. Volunteer
companies had previously been organized to
operate the apparatus and on November 21st,
Willard Scott, Jr., was appointed fire marshal by
Then came the memorable fire of the early
morning of Friday, December 18, 1874, when
the post office, express office and other buildings
burned. The department did noble service at
this, its first fire, for which it was given a vote of
thanks by the village council at a special meeting
held the next day.
On December 26, B. B. Boecker was ap-
pointed assistant fire marshal. January 2, 1875,
an ordinance providing for the government of
the fire department was passed by the village
council and on February 13, the following
named persons were duly accepted by the coun-
cil as members of the department:
Engine Company No. 1 ("J e Naper").
Daniel Garst, Foreman.
Nicholas Yack, 1st Ass't. Foreman.
Robert W. Sheldon, 2d Ass't. Foreman.
M. Weismantel, Secretary.
Xavier Adams, Theodore Beckman, Louis
Bapst, Sebastian Bauer, Benj. L. Beidelman,
John Beirsh, Adam Conrad, Geo. Daniels,
Walter Daniels, Jos. Egermann, John Fisher,
Fred Fuchs, Geo. Fortman, Henry Heim, Jacob
Heim, Jos. Hiltenbrand, Xavier Kreyder, John
Kreger, Christ Koepley, John Kropp, Martin
Lehman, D. F. Long, Daniel Miley, Ferdinand
Miller, Chas. Nadelhoffer, Horace Peaslee, John
Pfister, Louis Reich, Geo. Reuss, Samuel Yundt,
Hose Company No. 1 ("Naperville").
A. McS. S. Riddler, Foreman.
Peter Bapst, Ass't. Foreman.
O. J. Wright, Secretary.
Geo. Potter, Treasurer.
Lewis Ellsworth, Jr., Jacob Keller, Jr., Geo.
Ehrhardt, Jr., Henry Germann, John Collins,
Augustus Schwein, Hoi. Sieber, Albert Yost, W.
G. Anthony, James Kenclig, Samuel Kendig,
Thos. Costello, Wm. Riddler.
September 17, 1875, the village council
authorized the purchase of a hook and ladder
truck and on September 29, an organization
was formed under the name of "Rescue" Hook
and Ladder Co. No. 1, the following named per-
sons being accepted by the council as members
of the same on October 1st:
Wm. Naper, Foreman.
V. A. Dieter, Assistant Foreman.
J. H. Alexander, Secretary.
M. B. Hosier, Treasurer.
Chas. Boettger, Danl. Strubler, Levi Gerberich,
Jos. Kochly, D. B. Givler, Ed. Stover, E. W.
Krimbal, Wm. Barber, Eli H. Ditzler.
October 22, additional members were ac-
cepted by the council as follows: Thos. W.
Saylor, Mathias Stevens, Alfred Shafer, Fred
Long, Al. J. Strouse, Frank Hunt, Henry
D. B. Givler, E. W. Krimbal and M. Stevens
having resigned, Ed. Arter, Dr. J. H. Chew and
Wm. P. Wright were accepted in their stead by
the council, January 5, 1876.
September, 1881, the Joe Naper Engine Co.
No. 1 was disbanded by the village council and
a new company organized, which in turn was
disbanded by the council in May, 1882, when a
company was formed which served until the vil-
lage purchased a steam engine in 1887. A com-
pany known as Enterprise Engine Co. No. 2 was
then organized to operate the steam engine and
another "Joe Naper Engine Co. No. 1" was
formed, but disbanded a year or two later. After
the city water system was installed in 1904, the
steam fire-engine was disposed of, Enterprise
Engine Co. No. 2 and Hose Co. No. 1 disbanded,
and four hose companies organized in their stead
with stations located in different parts of the
city, the companies being suitably equipped.
Rescue Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1 is the only
company that has kept its organization intact
since the early days of the department and is
now known officially as Company No. 5.
The authorized number of members of the
various companies of the department as now con-
stituted is as follows: Co. No. 1, Central Station,
10 men; Co. No. 2, West Side Station, 4 men;
Co. No. 3, East Side Station, 4 men; Co. No. 4,
North Side Station, 7 men; Co. No. 5, Central
Station, 10 men.
In 1916, Company No. 1 was equipped with an
up-to-date combination hose and chemical auto
truck. The department is able and competent
and many of its members have been long in the
service, thus showing their devotion to the
cause and making for efficiency.
In the early nineties the department joined the
Illinois State Firemen's Association and pro-
ceeded to participate in the state tournaments
held under the auspices of that organization
which eventually resulted in the winning of the
state championship for hose team, single coupl-
ing (by C. Boettger), and novelty coupling (by
C. Boettger and W. Willis). The hose champion-
ship was won at Decatur in 1898, at Pekin in
1899 and at LaSalle in 1900.
Among those who have served as fire marshals
are the following: Willard Scott, B. B. Boecker,
James J. Hunt, A. McS. S. Riddler, Joseph Eger-
mann, Joseph Kochly, Wm. G. Sieber, Frank S.
Goetsch, Charles Boettger and Henry E. Saylor.
The present incumbent, Otto H. Reiche, has held
the office since 1907.
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METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
REV. W. W. DIEHL, Pastor
Stephen R. Beggs was the first
Methodist preacher officially sta-
tioned at Naperville. He was ap-
pointed in the fall of 1833. His
circuit had twelve preaching places
and extended as far south as Joliet
and as far west as Ottawa. In
1836, the DuPage Circuit, embrac-
ing Naperville, was in charge of
one preacher. This circuit was bounded
on the north by the Wisconsin state line,
on the east by Lake Michigan, excepting
.Chicago, on the south by the DuPage River and
on the west by the Fox River. In 1846, a board
of trustees was appointed in Naperville. The
members of this board were Joel Ellis, John
Rahm, Hamilton Daniels, Alexander Under-
wood, Eli Rich, Samuel Anderson, Aylmer
Keith, Joseph Granger, and Hiram Bristol. The
same year the site of the present church structure
was bought at one hundred and twenty dol-
lars. A small frame structure was completed be-
The Methodist Church Society has been
served by fifty-seven different pastors. Two dif-
ferent church structures and two different par-
sonages have been erected.
GRACE UNITED EVANGELICAL CHURCH
REV. J. H. KEAGEL, Pastor
Grace Church was organized in
1890. Scott's Hall served as its
temporary place of worship until
the completion of its first church
building, at Loomis Street and
Benton Avenue, in March, 1891.
Flourishing from the beginnig, the
congregation outgrew its modest
first church home, and, under the
pastorate of Rev. E. S. Woodring, planned
and prepared for the erection of a more
commodious structure. In 1909, under the
oastorate of Rev. John Divan, the new edifice
was built at a site and building cost of $35,000.
A beautiful pipe organ was installed in 1916 at a
cost of $2,500. Grace Church is advantageously
situated in the center of the city, near Central
Park on the corner of Front and Liberty streets.
Its equipment for modern church work in all de-
partments is thoroughly up to date. The Sun-
day School is noted as a model in organization
and efficiency. Pastors who have served Grace
Church to date are: E. K. Yeakel, J. I- Klopp,
William Caton, S. F. Entorf, W. H. Fouke, E. S.
Woodring, John Divan, L. C. Schmidt, C. G.
Unangst and J. H. Keagle.
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FIKST CONGREGATIONAL CHUKCH
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
REV. ALFRED E. RANDELL, Pastor
This Church, the second oldest
Congregational Church organized
in Illinois, came into being on July
13, 1833, under the leadership of
Rev. N. C. Clark. The minutes of
those early meetings disclose the
use of Presbyterian nomenclature
regarding polity, but in the second
year of its history, the Church com-
mitted itself to Congregationalism.
The first building, erected upon lots which
were the gift of Morris Sleight, was begun in
1846, completed in January 1847, and re-
modelled and enlarged in 1896. During the
pastorate of Dr. Peebles, this frame building
was replaced by the present stone structure of
Gothic architecture, erected in 1906 at a cost of
$27,000. The equipment is modern and com-
plete. The Austin pipe-organ was the gift of Mr.
T. P. Phillips. A new steam heating plant was
installed in 1916.
Rev. Alfred E. Randell is the twentieth Pastor
to serve this Church. To Rev. Hope Brown be-
longs the honor of the longest pastorate. Rev.
J. C. Myers comes next with nine years, Rev. H.
V. Tull, eight, and Rev. George Peebles, seven.
FIRST EVANGELICAL CHURCH
REV. A.'J. BOELTER, Pastor
The First Church, for many
years, known as Zion Evangelical
Church, is nearly if not quite the
oldest church in Naperville, having
been organized early in 1837. Rev.
Jacob Boas, from Ohio, preached
the first Evangelical sermon in
Naperville in June, 1837. In 1841,
the first church building was
erected on a lot donated by Captain Naper. In
1845, the congregation had grown so large that
they had to build a larger church. In 1858-59,
the famous "Brick Church" was erected and
dedicated by Rev. (afterwards Bishop) J. J.
In 1870, when North-Western College was
located in Naperville, a second congregation
worshipping in the College building was or-
ganized. These two congregations were amal-
gamated in 1910, when the old "Brick" made way
for the present stately and commodious struc-
ture, erected at a cost of $56,000 under the
pastorate of the Rev. W. A. Schutte, and dedi-
cated in February, 1912, by Bishop S. P. Spreng,
D.D., assisted by President, now Bishop, L. H.
FIRST EVANGELICAL CHURCH
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S.S. PETER & PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH
REV. B. J. SCHUETTE, Pastor
This congregation had its in-
ception in the early thirties of the
last century, when the spiritual
needs of the few scattered Catholic
families in this vicinity were at-
tended to at intervals by traveling
missionaries, sent by the Bishops
of St. Louis, Mo., and Vincennes,
Ind. Services during these early
times were held in the house of some Catholic
family. In 1846 it was found necessary to
build a church and a permanent congregation
with a resident priest was established, the Rev.
Raphael Rainaldi being its first pastor. It is the
oldest Catholic parish in DuPage County.
The present church edifice was begun in 1864
under the pastorate of the Rev. Father Fischer
and was re-constructed to its present condition in
1876 while the Rev. William De la Porte was
pastor. The total cost of the church, both origi-
nal and for its re-construction, was about $40,000,
exclusive of the cost of the organ, altars and in-
terior furnishings and decoration.
During the time the late Rev. August Wenker
was pastor from 1878 to his death in 1911, many
noticeable improvements were made in the
church and its property. The present altars and
alter rail were installed and the church received
its first stained glass windows. The magnificent
rectory was also added at a cost of $12.000.
The parish has besides its church edifice and
rectory, a Parochial school and a cemetery,
(briefly mentioned elsewhere herein), and a
brick residence occupied by the Sisters who act
as teachers in the school.
In 1911 the present pastor, the Rev. Bernard
J. Schuette, was appointed and the growth of the
parish made necessary the appointment of an
assistant in 1912. The Rev. Herman J. Ezell is
assistant at the present time.
The parish has a membership of about 330
families. About half of these live on farms in
the vicinity of the City; the others, residents of
Naperville, are merchants, artisans, professional
8.S. PETER AND PAUL
ST. JOHNS EPISCOPAL CHURCH
REV. A. E. COLE, Pastor
The first services of this church
were held in Naperville, on Friday,
November 16, 1838, when the Rev.
Andrew H. Cornish, rector of
Christ Church, Joliet, said evening
prayer and preached. The first
Episcopal visitation was made by
the Rt. Rev. Philander Chase,
D. D., Bishop of the diocese, May
A parish organization was officially effected on
January 22, 1850, under the name and title of the
Parish of St. John's Church. Capt. Morris
Sleight presented ground for a church building
in 1864; on June 1, of that year, the corner stone
was laid ; on January 1, 1865, the church was open
for the first service, and on April 24, of the same
year, the consecration services were held,
Bishop Whitehouse officiating. In 1867 Mrs.
Delcar Sleight donated a lot for a rectory, which
was built in 1870. The church was enlarged in
1878 to its present proportions. The women of
the parish at present maintain two societies, the
Women's Auxiliary and St. John's Guild. Rev.
W. H. Hyham is priest in charge and Rev. A.
Ellison Cole, assistant.
ST. JOHNS EPISCOPAL CHURCH
CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN
ST. JOHN'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH GERMAN EVANGELICAL PEOPLE'S CHURCH
ST. JOHN'S EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH
REV. F. KLINGEBERGER, Pastor
Organized in 1858 with twenty
members this church has been
maintaining a flourishing congre-
gation, adding to its members and
usefullness. The original church
building was enlarged and im-
proved in 1871. It is located on
Van Buren Avenue.
GERMAN EVANGELICAL PEOPLE'S CHURCH
REV. A. HUELSTER, Pastor
Located on Washington Street
near Franklin Avenue, this church
was founded and organized Janu-
ary 3, 1898, the first pastor having
been Rev. Wm. Klar. Adjoining
the church edifice is the parsonage,
the entire property being worth
The membership has been well sustained.
Baptism, faith in the Holy Scriptures, acceptance
of the creed and the interpretation according to
Luther's Catechism, the Augustana confesssion
and the Heidelberg Catechism are the require-
ments for membership.
A Pastor is called by the congregation and
serves an indefinite length of time. A board of
trustees, also deacons, assist the administration.
THE CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN <Dunkark>
C. C. KINDY. Pastor
Organized about 1856 with some
fifteen members, the first church
was built on John Erb's farm lY?
miles north of Naperville. In 1908
the church on Benton Avenue was
Some of the ministers were
Samuel Lehman, C. F. Martin,
Jacob Sollenberger, John Hollin-
ger, Simon Yundt, Doris Voorman and Harvey
Barkdoll. Since the church has been located in
Naperville, Aaron Sollenberger, I. C. Snavely,
and I. R. Beery have served. The present pastor
assumed charge Sept. 1915 and is assisted by
Elder H. B. Barkdoll and Rev. Ira Sollenberger.
YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION
THE NICHOLS LIBEAKY
YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION
E. H. STEVEMS, General Secretar?
A representative group of men
from all denominations met at
Scott's Hall on March 27, 1909 and
resolved to make provision for the
social, physical, mental and spirit-
ual needs of its young men and boys
and to furnish an interdenomina-
tional field of service by organizing
a Y. M. C. A. and erecting a perma-
nent building. The corner stone for the $40,000
modern city association building, which now
houses a membership of 571, was laid on May 30,
1910 and the dedication service held Sunday,
March 26, 1911.
The officers of the Association are: E. J. T.
Moyer, president; T. W. Smith, secretary; F. A.
Kendall, treasurer, and the following directors :
A. H. Beidelman, Prof. C. B. Bowman, W. M.
Givler, Irving Goodrich, Dr. G. J. Kirn, Dr. W.
B. Martin, B. J. Slick, and H. H. Strubler.
O. W. Foberg, the first general secretary,
served for two years, W. C. Taylor served for
four years and the present incumbent, E. H.
Stevens, came to Naperville in May 1916. Trwin
P. Cainan is the physical director.
THE NICHOLS LIBRARY
MARY BARBARA EGERMANN, Librarian and Secretary
The Nichols Library, one of the finest public
libraries in DuPage County, was made possible
by the beneficence of one of our towns-men, the
late Prof. J. L. Nichols. The bequest, amount-
ing to $10,000, was paid to the City of Naper-
ville, August, 1897. An appropriation from the
city secured the site, centrally located, with
spacious lawns, on Washington St., adjoining
the Y. M. C. A. and Central Park.
The building is constructed of Naperville stone
for basement and trimmings, with super-
structure of (yellow) pressed brick, and a slate
roof. Interior and furnishings in first grade
light oak. It comprises a reading room, lobby,
library with nineteen bookstacks and balcony,
one committee room, one reference room, two
lavatories, and a museum on the second floor.
The dedicatory exercises were held June 29,
1898. About September 1st, the building was
completed, and formally opened to the public on
Thursday evening, September 22nd. About 500
volumes had been purchased and 200 donated.
These, with a number of periodicals, formed the
nucleus of our public library, which today num-
bers 5,500 volumes, and 60 of the best periodicals
on its tables, and has an annual circulation of
more than 15,000 books.
In October, 1912, the librarian, Miss M. B.
Egermann, opened the museum department,
which, today, exhibits rare old treasures of
Naperville's pioneers and other specimens of his-
torical and general interest.
The library is maintained by public tax. The
management is vested in a Board of nine Direct-
ors, three being appointed each year by the City
Council. The first Board was appointed May 21,
1897: Pres. Dr. J. A. Bell, Vice-Pres., Mrs. Eliza-
beth Nichols Simpson, Sec'y- D. C. Wallace, Prof.
H. H. Rassweiler, H. H. Goodrich, Sam'l. E.
Ranck, Holt. L. Sieber, C. L. Schwartz, Peter
Butler. Others who have served as di-
rectors: Jos. Bapst, V. A. Dieter, W. W. Wickel,
Thos. Betts, Sr., Prof. R. F. Bunnel, Mrs. Alice
Gibson, Prof. G. Nauman, Prof. F. A. Kendall,
Mrs. J. Niederhauser, S. E. Ranck, Prof. G. C.
Butler and Prof. F. W. Cole. The present board:
B. J. Slick. Pres., Mrs. Elizabeth Nichols Simp-
son, Vice-Pres., Miss M. B. Egermann, Sec'y.
and Librarian, Olive Kendall, Ass't., Willard
Scott, H. J. Durran, Theo. F. Boecker, Sr., Mrs.
Ruth Sheldon, Miss V. B. Graham, Prof. G. J.
Kirn and Prof. O. A. Watermann.
Miss E. Goss, of Morgan Park, as temporary
librarian, catalogued the first books according to
the Dewey system, with Mrs. H. D. Alspaugh, as
librarian, who served until August, 1905, to be
succeeded by Mrs. J. Niederhauser, who re-
signed in October, 1907, when Miss R. Barnard
took the place as secretary and librarian. Upon
her resignation, Miss M. B. Egermann received
the appointment, May 1, 1909, continuing in the
service since that date.
The beautiful building, bearing over its portals
the title in gold letters, "THE NICHOLS
LIBRARY," stands as a monument to the
donor, keeping his name and fame in perpetual
remembrance, adding honor to "our Naperville"
and prestige to DuPage County.
MAI W. SCOTT
MISS M. B. EGERMANN
SEC'Y & LIBRARIAN
MISS OLIVE KENDALL
MRS, RUTH SHELDON
FRED VON OVEN PRES
FREDERICK W. vonOVEN, President
VALENTINE A. DIETER, Vice President
ALVIN SCOTT, Secretary
WALTER M. GIVLER, Treasurer
NAPERVILLE ASSOCIATION OF COMMERCE
John A. Schmidt ................... Chairman
Theodore W. Smith ........ Francis A. Kendall
Joseph A. Reuss ............. George A. Keller
Henry H. Rassweiler ____ Charles A Nadelhoffer
George E. Flemming ...... Charles L. Schwartz
CHAIRMEN OF COMMITTEES.
Railroad .................. Francis A. Kendall
Streets and Highways. .Frederick W. von Oven
Location . .... ................... Alvin Scott
Employment ............... E. Harold Stevens
Advertising .............. Valentine A. Dieter
Statistics ............... . .Charles B. Bowman
Public Improvement ...... Bernard C. Beckman
Entertainment ............... Julian M. Dieter
Membership ................... Henry Litgins
City Beautiful ............ John W. Egermann
The Naperville Association of Commerce, with
barely fifty members, was formed July, 1913 for
the express purpose of encouraging enterprises,
resources and growth of Naperville. During the
past four years through its active contact with
the necessities of our community, and co-oper-
ation with the city and county authorities the
following notable results have been accom-
The location and development of state aid
roads and good roads movement in general;
The construction of sub-ways under the Chi-
cago Burlington & Qumcy Railroad tracks at
Mill and Washington streets ;
Procuring the site for Burlington Square as a
station park as well as other property for park
purposes and the beautification of same;
Extensions in permanent ornamental post
street lighting systems; better telephone, mail
anc j train service and improvements for indus-
trial developments ;
Originators and backers of the 1917 Home
MILL STHIOET SUWVAY
WOMAN'S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE
THE EVANGELICAL THEOLOGICAL
On September the 20th 1883, at a Convention
of the temperance workers of Du Page County
held in the Congregational Church, the Naper-
ville Union was organized.
This organization is "a body of Christian
women, pledged total abstainers, banded to-
gether for the protection of the home, the pro-
motion of purity, the destruction of the liquor
traffic, and the final triumph of the principles of
Christ in the world.
Among its foremost activities have been the
Demerest Temperance Medal Contests; quarter-
ly union gospel temperance services addressed by
Francis E. Willard, Col. George G. Bain, and
others of national fame ; participation in the
"Temperance Parade" of 500 women and chil-
dren for a dry Naperville, April 20, 1908; a
$250.00 memorial room in the Y. M. C. A. to
Mrs. Nancy Knickerbocker; and a drinking foun-
tain in the city park.
Acting upon a statement of the General Con-
ference of the Evangelical Association in 1867
favorable to theological training, the Board of
Trustees of North-Western College in 1873
formally organized and incorporated Union
Bibical Institute and planned for an endowment
Bishop J. J. Esher the first Principal was suc-
ceeded by Bishop Reuben Yeakel, who also oc-
cupied the chair of Doctrinal Theology. Fol-
lowing Bishop Yeakel, Bishop Thomas Bowman
was placed at the head of the institution for 17
years, while Prof. S. L. Unibach served as active
In 1909 the Board of Trustees changed the
name to The Evangelical Theological Seminary,
and in 1912 created the title of President, calling
Rev. S. J. Gamertsfelder, D.D., Ph.D., to this
position. In 1912 a beautiful and substantial
building was erected at a cost of $32,000.
The benefits to the kingdom of Christ from
this institution extend far and wide. Annually
a goodly number of young men graduate and go
forth to preach the Gospel of the Son of God.
EVANGELICAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
Founded in 1861
Inspired by a desire to provide a higher Christ-
ian education for their youth, four conferences of
the Evangelical Association, Illinois, Wisconsin,
Indiana and Iowa, established Plainfield College
at Plainfield, Illinois, in April, 1861. In 1864, the
name was changed to North-Western College
and an endowment fund of $50,000 was com-
pleted. The first class graduated in 1867.
In 1870, the college moved to Naperville on ac-
count of better railroad facilities and the very
generous donation of an 8-acre campus and
$25,000 in cash. An excellent building (part of
the present Main Building) was erected. The
first year the enrollment was 256, the fifth year,
The first president of North-Western College,
Augustine A. Smith, served from 1862-1884, a
notable administration of over 22 years. He was
followed by President H. H. Rassweiler, who
served very efficiently from 1884-1888. His suc-
cessor, Professor H. J. Kiekhoefer, was made
president in 1891. During his able administration
of 22 years, over $100,000 was spent in buildings,
including the south wing of the Main Building
in 1890, the Gymnasium, in 1901, the gift of an
honored alumnus, Professor J. L. Nichols, the
Carnegie Library in 1908, and Goldspohn Science
Hall in the same year, named after the donor,
the generous and distinguished alumnus, Dr.
Albert Goldspohn. President Kiekhoefer re-
signed in 1910 and after an interregnum of a
year and a half, ably filled by Bishop Thomas
Bowman and Acting-President L. M. Umbach,
the Rev. Lawrence H. Seager was called who
served with marked success from 1911-1916,
when he resigned to accept a Bishopric in his
Church, and the present incumbent, Dr. Edward
E. Rail was called to fill his place.
For 1916-17, North-Western College has en-
rolled over 440 from 20 states and 2 foreign
countries. About 300 are in the College, the re-
mainder in the Academy, Schools of Music, Com-
merce, and Art. The present faculty numbers 28.
The college has productive funds of over $250,000.
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NAPERVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
DISTRICT NO. 78
The Naperville Public Schools are housed in
three buildings. The modern new high school
building on Washington Street has 193 students
and twelve teachers including drawing and
music teachers, who teach in the grades also.
The grade building on Sleight Street has the first
eight grades with an enrollment of 255 pupils
and eight teachers. The grade building on
Eagle Street has six grades with an enrollment
of 193 pupils and six teachers. Total number of
pupils enrolled to date, 641. Superintendent and
Teachers are to be State normal school gradu-
ates for the grades and college or university
graduates for the high school. The course of
study and quality of the teaching force are
recognized, the high school being on the list of
schools approved by the North Central Asso-
ciation and by the University of Illinois, also re-
cently accredited for a period of three years, end-
ing June 30, 1920.
The Board of Education demonstrates its
efficiency by the splendidly equipped new high
school building and by the constantly improved
school conditions. Mr. O. A. Waterman is su-
SOCIETIES S.S. PETER AND PAUL
S. S. Peter & Paul Catholic Parish has main-
tained a Parochial school since about 1850. The
present school building was erected in 1911 at a
cost of about $30,000. The average attendance
is 250 pupils and its course comprises eight
grades, taught by Sisters of the Order of St.
Francis. It is a free school and is maintained by
the parishoners out of the funds of the church.
HOLY NAME SOCIETY.
KNIGHTS O.F COLUMBUS, NAPERVILLE
COUNCIL No. 1369.
WESTERN CATHOLIC UNION.
CATHOLIC ORDER OF FORESTERS,
ST. JOSEPH'S COURT No. 291.
ST, ALOYSIUS YOUNG MEN'S JUNIOR
HOLY NAME SOCIETY.
SOCIETY OF CHRISTIAN MOTHERS.
WOMEN'S CATHOLIC ORDER OF FOR-
ESTERS, ST. MARY'S COURT No. 295.
ST. MARY'S YOUNG LADIES SODALITY.
WESTERN CATHOLIC UNION, ST.
CLARA BRANCH No. 198.
S.S. PETER AND PAUL PAROCHIAL SCHOOL
HOME OF DE. W. B. MARTIN
WALTER BLANCHARD POST GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC
Walter Blanchard Post G. A. R. of Naperville
was mustered as a Post in Scott's Hall, January
7, 1884, with twenty-two members. Willard
The Post received its name from Captain
Walter Blanchard of Downers Grove, of the
13th Illinois Infantry, who received his death
wound at Ringold Gap, Georgia, November 27,
The Post and its friends erected the monu-
ment to the Soldiers and Sailors which graces
the City Park, and, assisted by the Ladies Auxil-
iary and the Sons of Veterans, has done much to
foster the spirit of loyalty to the flag, and devo-
tion to the country's cause.
The officers for the year 1917 are:
Commander E. C. Rickert
Senior Vice H. C. Skelton
Junior Vice G. K. Turner
Surgeon J. A. Bell
Chaplain I). B. Givler
Quarter-Master M. L. Houser
Officer of the day Jos. Kochly
Officer of the Guard E. V. Powell
Adjutant L. S. Shafer
Patriotic Instructor J. I. Vogelsang
NAPERVILLE WOMAN'S CLUB
EUCLID LODGE NO. 65, A. F. & A. M.
Dating its origin from 1898, the Woman's Club
looks back to the gathering of women at the
home of Mrs. Willard Scott when the organiza-
tion was effected, and Mrs. A. R. FYeeman was
In connection with its purely literary study,
the Club has become one of the foremost sup-
porters of the Nichols Library, and through its
committees is active in public school matters,
having pledged, in 1916, over $500.00 to equip
the Domestic Science Department of the new
The aim of the Club is to be a helping hand
wherever possible to Naperville in civic, social
and educational matters, to its high-minded,
strictly modern commissioners, its enterprising
Association of Commerce, its remarkable Y. M.
C. A., its excellent schools and churches; in all
working harmoniously for a better, cleaner,
safer and more beautiful city.
Euclid Lodge No. 65 Ancient, Free and Ac-
cepted Masons, was chartered October 9, 1849,
by the Grand Lodge of the State of Illinois.
The charter members were Lewis Ellsworth,
John Kimball, Nathan Loring, C. C. Barnes,
Aylmer Keith, Joseph Naper, and Nathan Allen.
Joseph Naper, founder of Naperville, was the
second Worshipful Master of Euclid Lodge.
The Lodge now has a membership of 175 and
is growing rapidly, having doubled its member-
ship within the last five years.
There has been completed this year the new
Masonic Temple costing $30,000.00. The new
building is located' on Jefferson Avenue near
Coan H. Wright is its present Worshipful
Master. C. A. Ashley, Secretary.
THE NAPERVILLE BAND
THE NAPERVILLE BAND
THE CAROLUS GUARDS
Naperville's musical birth dates back to the
forming of her first band, the old Light Guard
Band, in which William Knoch, Joseph Kochly
and George Keller were the star performers.
This charter organization was dissolved early in
1900. The Lounge Factory Band became its suc-
cessor in 1906 under the management of Frank
Hawbecker, Frank Babel, and Harry Emmel.
Mr. Charles Horn, of Chicago, was the first di-
rector of the Lounge Factory Band. His suc-
cessors were Mr. Holmes, Mr. J. Arden Waters
and Mr. W. M. Givler. This organization en-
joyed the co-operation of Mr. P. E. Kroehler who
furnished uniforms and gave financial assistance.
Mr. J. Fred Fehr, the present director, re-
ceived his musical education in the. School of
Music of North-Western College and the Ameri-
can Violin School. Under his able leadership the
Band is producing most excellent results. There
are 22 members, and the name now is The Naper-
ville Band. Sixteen Saturday evening concerts
in the business section last summer were enjoyed
and financed by many friends and admirers.
The Carolus Guards, a military body affiliated
with St. Joseph's Court No. 291 C. O. F., was or-
ganized March 25, 1906, with Julian Dieter,
Albert. Ory, George Dieter, Leo Rechenmacher,
and Edward Getz as its officers.
Capt. Edw. Getz, a veteran of the Spanish-
American War, through his firm belief in disci-
pline and his unwearied enthusiasm, has been
largely responsible for the rapid advancement of
the Guards to their present state of efficiency.
The executive ability of the first president and
present lieutenant, Julian Dieter, has also been
a strong factor in the upbuilding of the organiz-
Unlike most private military organizations,
the Carolus Guards have not been trained merely
for dress parades, but have expressed their will-
ingness through a petition to the governor to
fight for their country's honor, should it ever be
placed in jeopardy.
To the delight of our citizens and for their
own military development, the guards have al-
ways taken an active part in all civic demon-
strations and on numerous occasions have par-
ticipated in military maneuvers and exibition
drills in other cities, Ottawa, Elgin, and Chicago.
HOME OF J. A. HERTEL
NAPE R v i L L E.
THE VON OVEN HOME
"PINE CRAIG," 1833-1917
HOME OF EDWARD G. MITCHELL THE GEORGE MARTIN ESTATE
HOME OF JOSEPH A. EEUSS
HOME OF EALPH BALLOU
JUSTICE '/the PEACE
FLOYD A. FEY
JUSTICE "Ahc PEACE
JOSEPH LAUER SR.
TOWN CLERK fr JU5TICE%..PCACC
ITHE EDWARD SANATORIUM
The Edward Sanatorium at Naperville, Illi-
nois, opened January 15, 1907. (Possible by the
munificence of Mrs. Keith Spaulding). Under
the direction of Dr. Theodore B. Sachs, the
Edward Sanatorium grew from an institution of
14 beds to its present capacity of 100 beds. The
approximate present cost of the plant is about
The Sanatorium is a department of the Chi-
cago Tuberculosis Institute. It is an institution
for people in moderate circumstances, most of the
patients being of the clerical and professional
The institution has an adequate medical and
nursing personnel, the medical department being
under the supervision of Dr. O. W. McMichael.
ST. PROCOPIUS COLLEGE
St. Procopius College was founded by the Rt.
Rev. Abbot Nepomucene Jaeger, O. S. B., of St.
Procopius Abbey of Chicago, in the year 1886.
By an Act of the State Legislature the Institu-
tion was incorporated and empowered to confer
all Academic Degrees.
The first building was at Chicago, and was
used only as a day-school. When the question of
providing more adequate buildings for the in-
creasing number of students became pressing,
the Fathers determined to remove the Institution
from the turmoil of city life and seek out a quiet
place in the country. Such a place was found
two miles east of Naperville, on the Burlington
What with the handsomeness of its buildings,
the thoroughness of its equipment and modern
accommodations, the healthy and pleasing locali-
ty, the College stands second to none of its kind.
With the Abbey is connected the Bohemian
Benedictine Press of Chicago, publishing a daily,
semi-weekly, weekly, and a monthly paper.
ST. JOSEPH'S BOHEMIAN ORPHANAGE
This Institution was built in the year 1910-
1911 on a forty acre tract of land, bought from
Mr. Ferdinand Schwartz, in Lisle Township,
near Naperville, on the C. B. & Q. R. R. It has
been built by the Bohemian Catholic people
chiefly from Cook County, at the expense of
$100,000.00. The furnishing of the institution
cost over $15,000.00. Two hundred orphaned or
dependent children can be comfortably housed
within its spacious rooms and dormitories.
The institution is intended not only to give a
good, warm home to children, but also education
schooling and practical training in every line
of work that awaits the inmates after they leave.
The Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict from
the neighboring convent take the place of
mothers, nurses and teachers at the same time
and take general care of the Institution. Besides
this, regular licensed industrial and manual
training teachers come from the City of Chicago
once every week to instruct the larger children
in manual and industrial work.
Very Rev. Procopius Neuzil, O.S.B., is the
superintendent of the Institution.
ST. PEOCOPIUS COLLEGE
ST. JOSEPH'S BOHEMIAN ORPHANAGE
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S. S. PETER & PAUL CATHOLIC CEME-
TERY is the last resting place of the remains of
the ancestors of many who read this. It dates
back to 1846 when the first land for it was pur-
chased, containing about an acre. At present it
comprises seven acres. Handsome ornamental
monuments adorn the burial plots and an im-
posing statuary group, representing the crucific-
tion of Our Lord, imbues an air of sanctity and
reverence and instills into the sorrowing mourner
that Hope which can be his only consolation. It
is maintained most beautifully. S. S. Peter &
Paul Cemetry Association, an incorporated as-
sociation, has charge of its care, and by virtue
of its charter may receive bequests and donations
for the perpetual care of lots. Through this as-
sociation the continued beautification of the
cemetery is assured. The cemetry is inclosed by
an ornamental iron fence. It is located just ad-
joining the east end of the .city.
The Naperville Cemetery is under the care of
a Board of Trustees of three members, one of
whom is elected annually at an election held on
the first Monday in April. The first trustees,
elected March 12, 1843, were Joseph Naper,
Lewis Ellsworth and John Granger. At this
time Mr. George Martin donated 2 acres of land,
and the old cemetery at Washington Street and
Benton Avenue was moved to its present loca-
tion. Among the names that are conspicuous on
the records of the Association are especially
Lewis Ellsworth and Moses B. Hosier. Mr.
Ellsworth's name occurs as Trustee the greater
part of the time between the years 1843 until
1885. Mr. Hosier was elected as Trustee in 1881
and served continuously as Secretary up to the
time of his death in 1915.
The present Board of Trustees of Naperville
cemetery are: G. A. Yost, Pres. ; B. J. Slick,
Treas.; L. M. Umbach, Sec.
Located on the western slopes of the DuPage
River, the cemetery has one of the most beauti-
ful sites to be found in the State.
ELECTKIC LIGHT AND WATER PLANT
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KKUSS STATE BANK
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS, $125,000.00
FIRST NATIONAL HANK OF NAPEKVI LLIO -(\\IMTAL AND SURPLUS $100,000.00
REUSS STATE BANK
Ruess State Bank was founded in 1866 when
George Reuss opened a private bank on May 1st
of that year. The private bank became merged
in a corporation April 12, 1897 under the above
title with a capital stock of $25,000 with George
Reuss as its President and V. A. Dieter, Cashier.
The capital stock was raised from time to time to
meet the growing condition of its business and
the bank now has a capital of $100,000 and a sur-
plus of $25,000 with deposits of about $400,000.
A modern steel lined burglar proof vault has re-
cently been completed and safetly deposit boxes
installed for the security of the bank's patrons.
The officers and directors are:
Joseph A. Reuss President
Charles L. Schwartz Vice- President
Valentine A. Dieter Cashier
Albert J. Ory Ass't. Cashier
Loren W. Myers Ass't. Cashier
Andrew A. Schwartz, George J. Zahringer,
Monroe E. Christ, Alvin Scott, Charles L.
Schwartz, Valentine A Dieter and Joseph A.
THE FIRST NAT'L BANK OF NAPERVILLE
The First National Bank of Naperville was in-
corporated in April, 1891, with a capital stock of
$50,000.00. The first Board of Directors was
composed of Thomas P. Phillips, Martin Brown,
William King, Charles F. Rassweiler and
Francis Granger. Officers: T. P. Phillips,
President; Martin Brown, Vice-President; A.
McS. S. Riddler, Cashier; Walter M. Givler,
Assistant Cashier. James L. Nichols, George W.
Sindlinger and H. H. Goodrich served as di-
rectors, the latter also as President, until their
demise. Assistant Cashiers were Ralph N.
Ballou, Frank G. Keller and Earl E. Leffler.
The present capital, surplus and undivided
profits aggregate $115,000.00 and deposits over
$500,000.00. The bank is now occupying its
modernly equipped quarters, corner Washington
Street and Jefferson Avenue.
The present Directors are: Francis Granger,
Ezra E. Miller, Irving Goodrich, John A.
Schmidt, Calvin Steck, Francis A. Kendall and
Bernard C. Beckman. Officers: President,
Francis Granger; Vice-President, Ezra E.
Miller; Cashier, Walter M. Givler; Assistant
Cashiers, Elbert H. Kailer and Edward L. Steck.
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HOMK OF ROLLO N. GlVLKU
HOME OF WILLIAM BLAKE
SLICK 86 KOCHLY, Dry Goods and Groceries, Cor. Main Street and Jefferson Avenue
THE P. E. KKOEHLEH MAXrFACTTKIXG COMPANY
WM. C. HILTENBRAND
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES
LADIES' and GENTS' FURNISHINGS
CROCKERY and GLASS WARE
DRY GOODS, NOVELTIES AND NOTIONS
STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES
Both Phones Cor. Jefferson Ave. and Washington St.
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NAPERVILLE NURSERIES, Inc.
Fruit, Shade and Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, Perennials, Etc.
CHAS. F. ROHR
CUT FLOWERS AND BEDDING PLANTS
120 South Washington St.
102 Columbia Avenue
THOS. J. GREEN, Proprietor
RESTAURANT AND LUNCH ROOM
BEST THINGS TO EAT
17 Jefferson Avenue Naperville, 111.
ILLINOIS, MINNESOTA AND MICHIGAN LANDh
45 Washington St., Naperville, 111.
THE MODEL VARIETY STORE
Extends to You a Hearty Welcome
THE PLACE WHERE YOUR DIMES DO DOUBLE
Up-to-date 5 and lOc Department Store
Pure Fresh Candies, lOc a Pound and up.
E. A. KELLOGG, Prop.
C. B. MOORE LUMBER CO
LUMBER, LATH, SHINGLES, ETC.
Main and So. Water Sts. Naperville, 111.
Scott, Egermann & Royce, Reliable Real Estate and Insurance Agency, ;,:;';;:::,, l ,' h ;:,:,,:. 1
MEN'S AND LADIES'
Made to Your Individual Measure
/. 8. Phone 4272
E. O. RIFE
153 North St.
G. J. KELLER
Soft Coal of All Sizes
PROMPT ATTENTION GIVEN TO YOUR ORDER
Yard Near Depot Naperville, 111.
W. E. HAZEL WOOD
Washington and Water Streets
M. L. HOWSER
Groceries and Canned Goods
Fresh Bread and Rolls
Confectionery and Fruits
87 Sleight St.
Auctioneer; William Eichman, F. E. Shimp.
Bakery; Joseph Bapst, C. E. Heydon, Home
Barber; E. C. Shafer, R. F. High, H. J. Fuss,
H. J. Gillhoover, O. W. Conner.
Blacksmithing; G. C. Duel, Heim and Stoner,
F. S. Goetsch & Son, A. Kochly, J. Hauser.
Carpet Weaving; August Kersting.
Cigars; William Knoch, Sanders & Plasterer.
City Auto Service.
Clothier; Yender & Brossman, Mickenbecker
Store, H. J. Durran.
Coal; G. J. Keller, H. H. Zaininger, Enck &
Drendel, T. F. Boecker.
Contractors; A. H. Beidelman, Oscar Goehring,
John Bentz, Oliver Fry, Henry Miley, Sieber
Bros., Walter Weigard, Lauer Bros., J.
Schifferle, Charles Shiffler, Frank McCorkel,
Frank Witt, A. R. Miller.
Concrete; J. J. Arends, John Hedinger.
Dairy; H. Otterpohl, E. O. Drendel, F. A. Fey,
Ira Sollenberger, J. Wagner.
Dentist; Thos. White, O. A. Getz, A. B. Slick,
W. E. Becker, L. A. Brazelton.
Druggist; L. W. Oswald, C. C. Coleman.
Electric Supplies; Dieter & Getz, A. G. Herbert.
Feed Store; W. E. Hazlewood.
Feed Mill; T. F. Boecker, Enck & Drendel.
Florist; C. Rohr, J. Falkenstein, W. Miller, J. A.
Kenyon, John Bauer, Orchids-Charles Bond.
Furniture and Undertaking; O. J. Beidelman,
A. R. Beidelman, Yender & Kraushar.
Garage, Auto Repairing; Naperville Garage,
Fountain Garage, DuPage Garage, Cromer
Bros., Nichols-Cadman, E. S. Fry, E. L.
German Cheese Co.
Groceries; W. C. Bomberger & Co., M. L.
Houser, C. E. Heydon, Mrs. Anna B.
Kreger, G. C. Kirchgasser, A. Felling, J.
Hardware; Hillegas Hardware Co., Reiche Bros.,
C. Sherer & Son.
Hotels; Burlington Hotel, Preemption House.
Harness; Flemming Harness Shop, J. Herbert.
Insurance; H. H. Rassweiler & Son, W. S.
Garman, G. A. Rapp, F. W. Umbreit.
Illinois Pupils Reading Circle: F. A. Kendall.
Insurance and Real Estate: Scott, Egermann &
Royce, M. E. Christ, John Rice, R. M.
Ice Cream and Conf. ; L. V. Kreger, H. C.
Williams, F. Mistici, A. Felling, F. H.
Latshaw, G. C. Kirchgasser.
Jewelry; H. P. Fehrenkamp, A. D. Miller, H. J.
Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Ladies Furnishings; M. Herbert Co.
Laundry ; Sam Lung.
Lawyer: ]. A. Reuss, Benjamin & Reed, Bunge
Harbour & Schmidt, J. S. Goodwin, Wm.
Frederick, W. Knoch, J. R. Haight, B. Piper.
Livery ; A. M. Sherwood.
Lumber; C. L. Schwartz, C. B. Moore Lumber
Martin & von Oven Brick & Tile Works.
Meat Market; Grush & Faulhaber, Boettger
Bros., Banner Meat Market, A. Baum-
gartner, W. H. Hartrunft.
Merchandise; Slick & Kochly, Broeker &
Spiegler, E. F. Stark, W. C." Hiltenbrand.
Millinery; Mrs. W. E. Becker, Miss Lolla T.
Allen, Meisinger Sisters.
Model Variety Store.
Monuments ; A. R. Beidelman, E. Wunderlich.
Naperville Mushroom Farming Co.
Osteopath; E. S. Moser, R. N. Bautsch.
Painter; S. F. Baumgartner, R. A. Unger, F.
Grimes, E. W. Hey, Saylor Bros., J.
Widclers, W. Ross, H. Garman, A. Prignitz,
Fritch & Knecht, Costello & Stoos.
Photographer; C. H. Koretke.
Phvsicians; W. [ Truitt, E. G. Simpson, A. B.
' Rikli, W. "B. Martin, R. Truitt, J. H.
Clancey, W. L. Migley.
Plumber; J. Kieserg, Dieter & Getz, T. J.
Printer; R. N. Givler.
Publisher; J. L. Nichols Co.
Restaurant ; College Inn, Fountain Lunch Room.
Shoes; A. Muench.
Shoe Repairing; Stanley's Electric Shoe Shop,
Surveyor; C. A. Ashley.
Transfer and Hauling: Forest Harter, J. A.
Schnibben, F. Kirk.
Tailor; C. E. Rosenau, J. Vender Sr., H. Micken-
Veterinary; [. E. Stiles, A. M. Sherwood.
Wagon Shop; J. Hiltenbrand, A. W. Miller.
" WAR WOOD FARM." Home of Walter A. Rogers
Joseph Yender, Jr.
54-56 WASHINGTON STREET
Yender and Brossman
C. SCHERER & SON
STOVES, RANGES, FURNACES, GRANITE WARK,
CUTLERY AND ALUMINUM WARK
REPAIRING A SPECIALTY
Washington St. and Jefferson Ave. Naperville, 111.
Irrii Job I'rintiiiy HotJt Tele
THE NAPERVILLE CLARION
ROLLO N. GIVLER, Publisher
The Home I'ajter Issued Kadi Week for More
Than Half a Century.
60 Washington St.
Metropolitan Telephone Service
Naperville telephone service is to be made thoroughly
Metropolitan and initial steps to this end will be taken about
April 1, and the work pushed to completion as rapidly as
A new building of attractive design is to be erected on
Van Buren Street, between Main and Washington Streets,
for the sole occupancy of the Telephone Company.
Upon completion of the structure, a common Battery
Switchboard and appurtenances will be installed. This type
of equipment obviates the method of turning a crank by the
subscriber when signalling the operator; lifting the receiver
from the hook causes a light to flash on the switchboard
which attracts the operator's attention. This new system
will be used in town only; the farmer line service will be
of the Magneto type as heretofore.
The new building will have modern lighting, plumbing
and heating facilities and contain, in addition to commer-
cial and operating rooms, a pleasant reading and rest room
for the operators' use during rest periods.
Xaperville's present and future telephone needs have
been carefully studied and it is believed that the new and
improved service will meet all requirements in a manner en-
tirely satisfactory to the Company's patrons.
Chicago Telephone Co.
Home of the Sittyton Grove Short Horn Herd
THOMAS STANTON, Prop.
LISLE FARMS COMPANY Inc.
Maplecrest King De Kol 91584, a bull of excellent individ-
uality and faultless breeding is at the head of our herd. He is
a son of Friend Hengerveld De Kol Butter Boy, who sired
Banostine Belle De Kol with 1322.92 pounds of butter (world's
record when made.) He also produced four other cows exceeding
the 1000 pound mark, three of them producing over 1200 pounds.
His dam is a 24 pound daughter of Pontiac Aaggie Korndyke
with 51 A.R.O. daughters, 12 of which are above 30 pounds, 17
above 25 pounds, and 37 above 20 pounds. She is out of High-
lawn Hartog De Kol, a 30.91-pound daughter of Friend Hen-
gerveld De Kol Butter Boy.
Our herd combines individuality and production. The bulls
we have to offer are the kind that will increase the production
and improve the individuality of your herd.
When you are wanting pure bred Duroc Jersey gilts or a
boar, see us. Our herd has size and early maturity they are
the kind that will make you money.
I NAPblRVILLF. V'. v ,
THE NAPERVILLE CONSUMERS CO.
HIGHLAND ICE CREAM AND PURE ICE
Quality our Slogan Delivered to any part of our city
SOCIETIES AND CLUBS
A. F. and A. M. Euclid Lodge No. 65.
Court of Honor.
R. A. M. Euclid Chapter No. 13.
F. R. L. A. Naperville Lodge No. 78.
G. A. R., Walter Blanchard Post No. 386.
I. O. O. F., Naperville Lodge No. 81.
Ladies Auxiliary of Sons of Veterans.
M. W. A., Napier Camp No. 908.
Royal League, Naperville Council No. 261.
Royal Neighbors, Martha Washington Camp.
Womans Christian Temperance Union.
Sons of Veterans, Naperville Camp No. 261.
Mystic Workers of the World.
Alphea Chapter, Order Eastern Star of 111.
The Maccabbees Tent No. 90.
Woodmen of World.
Fraternal Reserve Life Ass'n., Esther Lodge.
Association of Commerce.
Naperville Business Men's Association.
Community Club. Hi-Y Club. Womans Club.
Fortnightly Club. Naperville Gun Club.
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CHARLES L. SCHWARTZ LUMBER AND BUILDING MATERIAL
Fine Interior Finish a Specialty Argotile Shingles Prepared Roofings Best Quality Lowest Prices
Prompt Service We Solicit Your Patronage.
PURE MILK AND CREAM PASTEURIZED
86 Front St.
H. C. WILLIAMS
THE CANDY MAN
ICE CREAM RETAIL AND WHOLESALE
SODAS AND SOFT DRINKS
QUENCH YOUR THIRST HERE
18 Jefferson Ave. Naperville, 111.
Heating Systems and Sanitary Plumbing Installed.
Estimates Furnished. Fixtures and Supplies.
Washington St. and Van Buren Ave., Naperville, 111.
CRUSH & FAULHABER
FRESH AND SALT MEATS
23 Jefferson Avenue
C. E. HEYDON
BAKER AND GROCER
Maker of HEYDON'S QUALITY BREAD. All Kinds of
Baked Goods. Vegetables, Canned Goods and Groceries.
19 Jefferson Ave., Naperville, 111.
Best Equipped Studio
In Du Page County
C. H. KORETKE
Staff Photographer of the Home Coming Book
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Eternal Cement Burial. Vaults
Arthur R. Beidelman
Funeral Director and Licensed Embalmer No. 3240
W. C. Bomberger & Co.
Staple and Fancy Groceries
Crockery and Queensware
Teas, Coffees and Spices
52 WASHINGTON STREET
The Naperville Garage
H. P. THOMPSON, Proprietor
The Famous "OVERLAND" Line of
EXPEKT REPAIK WORK
VULCANIZING AND SUPPLIES
32 Washington Street
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